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Raises for Oroville police not from sales tax, chief says

OROVILLE — Negotiations between the city of Oroville and the the Oroville Police Officers Association came to a dramatic close Tuesday evening, as some of the city councilors questioned where the 12 percent raise over the next three years was going to come from.


How Paradise High School students are moving forward after a fire devastated their town

Paradise, California (CNN)On the day the Camp Fire scorched their home, Sarah Peters and her family moved into a house that her father, a contractor, was remodeling. The home had an unfinished kitchen and no paint on the walls.


Hundreds of trips made per day from Paradise to Oroville and Wheatland with debris

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. — The once quiet stretch of Highway 191 between Paradise and Oroville now feels like Interstate 5 as hundreds of trucks carrying wildfire debris from the Camp Fire burn scar area use it as one of their primary routes to the landfill.


California sheriff releases graphic video of deadly police shooting

A man pulled over for a traffic stop, rolled his window down, drew a handgun and opened fire on cops before being fatally shot by a deputy, graphic video released Wednesday by a sheriff's department in Northern California shows.


What’s happening Thursday in Oroville

Lung Cancer Screening: 4:30-6 p.m. Guest speaker Dr. Dron Gauchan, hematologist and oncologist, will present about the importance of lung cancer screening, particularly for those who smoke. Free. Meets at Enloe Conference Center, 1528 The Esplanade. Call 332-3856 for more information.


Oroville Downtown Business Improvement District in the works

Oroville, Calif.-- Some big changes may be in store for downtown Oroville after City Council moves forward to support a Business Improvement District. Business has been slow, for years, but there are a lot of loyal business owners determined to make the area thrive once agai.


Construction begins on new roundabout to ease Camp Fire debris removal congestion

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. — Drivers should expect delays near Butte College starting Wednesday as Caltrans begins a road construction project to help with the Camp Fire debris removal process.


DNA leads to arrest in half century-old cold case murder of 11-year-old California girl

Colorado authorities arrested a suspect in connection with the slaying of an 11-year-old Southern California girl in 1973, authorities said Wednesday. James Alan Neal, 72, was picked up in Colorado on Tuesday and charged with the murder of 11-year-old Linda O'Keefe in 1973, Newport Beach police and


County of Butte seeks compensation benefits from driver it paid to employee over collision

OROVILLE – The County of Butte is seeking damages from a motorist over a collision that injured one of its employees in the county. County of Butte by York Risk Services Group filed a complaint on Feb. 8 in the Butte Superior Court against Michaela Noel Smith and Does 1-50 alleging general negligenc


L&R Distribution alleges Tenter Enterprises failed to make payments under buyout agreement

OROVILLE – A Gridley company alleges that a Paradise company breached the terms of a buyout agreement. L&R Distribution Inc. filed a complaint on Feb. 11 in the Butte Superior Court against Elliot D. Tenter, Tenter Enterprises Inc. and Does 1 through 10 alleging accounting, breach of contract and ne


Latest location of California bikini-barista coffee shop encounters criticism: 'Just disgusting'

The opening of a new bikini-barista coffee stand in California’s Bay Area is drawing the eyes – and the ire – of nearby residents. The latest location of Pink Pantherz Espresso, a coffee chain that employs bikini- or lingerie-clad servers, is being criticized as “disgusting” and “disrespectful” afte


California college student created 'Banana Plug' app to sell drugs: prosecutors

A California college student has been indicted for allegedly creating a phone app through which he sold drugs, officials said. Collin Howard, 18, was arrested on federal drug charges Friday after a grand jury indicted him on Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Californi


New felony murder law postpones trial for man charged in 2015 Paradise robbery, homicide

OROVILLE — A trial has been postponed for a suspect charged in a home invasion robbery and homicide that happened in Paradise in 2015. The suspect, Jeffery Stringer, 60, had been scheduled to stand trial in March on murder and robbery charges in the November 2015 death of 31-year-old Adam Wrangham o


Oro Dam Boulevard East to close briefly on Wednesday for construction blasting

OROVILLE — Oroville Dam Boulevard East will be closed for about 30 minutes on Wednesday afternoon for construction blasting. This work is part of the construction ongoing around the main Oroville Dam spillway to “improve hillside safety,” according to the state Department of Water Resources. The bla


Too much love on Lookout Point? County monitors sturdiness of love lock fencing

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. — The hundreds of love locks on the fencing surrounding the cliff's rim of Lookout Point overlooking Butte Creek Canyon on the Skyway between Chico and Paradise is being regularly-monitored by Butte County.


Wildfire victims may become low priority in PG&E bankruptcy case

A group of Butte County wildfire victims have filed a class action complaint against PG&E as part of the embattled utility’s bankruptcy case — but a 50-year-old court ruling could place wildfire victims near the bottom of the stack of priorities in PG&E’s insolvency proceeding, according to a market


What’s happening Wednesday in Oroville

American Red Cross: 5:30-7 p.m. Southside Community Center, 2959 Lower Wyandotte Ave. 673-1460. Second Wednesday.Free legal services: 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 60+. 850 E. Gridley Road. Appointments: Passages: 1-800-822-0109-English; 1-800-345-9491-Spanish. Third Wednesday.


Bye, Bye Big Gulp; California Tries To Ban Cups That Hold More Than 16 Fluid Ounces

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The days of the Big Gulp and other large soda cups may be done soon in California. A new bill would ban retailers from selling or giving away cups with removable lids that can hold more than 16 fluid ounces. Many times these cups are used for fountain soda or frozen sugary drink


Chico city leaders plan for Codes Blue & Red

Chico, CA. -- Chico city leaders are partnering with the Jesus Center for a long-term extreme weather solution for the homeless population. At Tuesday night's city council meeting, council members decided to examine a partnership with the center on a permanent solution to the recent warming tents, w


What you need to know: Feb. 20

Redding fire says a broken generator started a fire that destroyed a home early Wednesday morning. Firefighters say several people escaped the fire on Veda Street in south Redding at around two a.m. No one was injured.