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Latest Scam Alert Warns of Social Security Fraud

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. -The inspector general is warning consumers to be on the lookout for social security fraud.In the latest scheme, people are claiming to be from the Social Security Administration. They have been calling people telling them that their numbers have been deactivated.


Chico man deemed competent to stand trial in mother’s death

OROVILLE — A Butte County judge Wednesday found that a Chico man charged with murder in his mother’s strangulation death is mentally fit to stand trial, according to court documents.Superior Court Judge Robert Glusman found Alton Facciuto, 32, is competent to stand trial in the January death of 60-y


Letter: Vote for a new direction on Oroville council

They did, however, put the marijuana tax issue on the ballot (only because required by law). If you vote yes to tax marijuana (they are counting on it), then they can justify its sale and proliferation to the detriment of our city, our children and the legacy of what Oroville could be. What if you v


District Attorney Sends Warming to Oroville City Council

OROVILLE, CA --District Attorney Mike Ramsey had some choice words for members of Oroville City Council on Thursday.The D.A. found several council members, with the exception of Mayor Linda Dahlmeier and Councilman Scott Thomson, in potential violation of the Brown Act. The act, established in 1953,


Brown Act violation addressed at Oroville City Council Meeting

Butte County District Attorney, Mike Ramsey addressed the council tonight, stating this is their second violation and he was there to quote, "warn you that there should not be a third time."


Susanville man arrested for stolen vehicle in Oroville

The suspect ran from the scene in the vehicle, which also contained keys to several other vehicles, and was found a few minutes later by Officer Khan of the Oroville Police Department.


Vegetation fire on Powellton Road

A vegetation fire grew from a small spot fire to 10 acres at upper Powellton Road and Skyway, north of Stirling City on Monday was 55 percent at press time on Tuesday,


Disabled Veteran Searches for His Missing Chihuahua after His Van was Stolen, Burned

Rex Shafer's white van was stolen from a Walmart lot on Sunday evening as his dog, Reo, sat inside.


Olivehurst woman identified by CHP as suspect in weekend hit-and-run that killed cyclist

An Olivehurst woman is being sought by authorities for her possible role in a hit-and-run collision that killed a cyclist Saturday, California Highway Patrol officials said.CHP’s Yuba-Sutter office is looking for information on the whereabouts of Violet Chance Johnson, 32, who is a person of interes


Chico woman gets probation in deadly Highway 32 DUI crash

OROVILLE — A Chico woman accused of drunken driving in a deadly crash last year on Highway 32 west of Chico was granted probation Tuesday.Butte County Superior Court Judge Clare Keithley placed Christine Rowe, 69, on six years of probation in connection with the Sept. 9, 2017, death of 22-year-old L


Oroville City Council reprimanded for Brown Act violation by District Attorney Mike Ramsey

OROVILLE — The Oroville City Council got a visit at its meeting Tuesday night from Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey who gave the council a second strike for violating the Brown Act.The violation apparently took place when five councilors visited the Butte County Clerk-Recorder’s Office on


What’s happening Wednesday in Oroville

WednesdayEventsOroville Hospital Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fresh produce from local farmers and vendors. Vendors accept EBT and WIC/Senior, plus cash or checks. Hospital staff available to answer questions. Dove’s Landing parking lot, 2450 Oro Dam Blvd. www.OrovilleHospital.com. Weekly through S


Police seek public’s help identifying who stole van, dog from Yuba City Walmart

The van was found burned in the Yuba County river bottoms Monday, but the dog is still missing, Lt. Jim Runyen said.


Two-Car Rollover Crash Closes SR 99 Onramp

CHICO, Calif. -The onramp from Skyway to northbound Highway 99 closed today following a two-car rollover collision.According to Chris Zinko, division chief for the Chico Fire Department, a man in a pickup truck was pulled over on the side of the road on northbound Highway 99 close to the onramp comi


Bangor man charged in crash that killed woman who stopped to help stranded driver

OROVILLE — A Bangor man accused of driving under the influence and fatally striking a 20-year-old woman near Oroville on Wednesday has been charged with manslaughter, according to court documents.William Mandril, 63, has been charged in Butte County Superior Court with felony counts of vehicular man


Oroville School Fire Damages Playground Equipment

OROVILLE, Calif.- The playground of Plumas Avenue School in Oroville was the scene of a fire on Sunday.Oroville Fire Department and the CAL FIRE Butte Unit responded. According to a twitter comment from CAL FIRE, the fire was burning rubber matting that was on the playground.


Homeless, attorney file class-action lawsuit against Marysville, Yuba County, others

A Berkeley-based attorney stood on the steps of Marysville City Hall Monday, reading aloud the story of Rhonda Thomson and how she became homeless after her husband lost his job and couldn’t find work.“We’re telling stories in this complaint – true stories,” said Anthony Prince, who filed a federal


Two Chico Schools Put on Lockdown After Report of Shots Fired in Area

UPDATE 2:31 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 -The lockdowns at the schools have been lifted. Officers were not able to find a suspect or evidence of gunshots.---


Eradicating polio: Oroville Rotary steps up for ‘Purple Pinkie Day’ on Oct. 28

OROVILLE — World Polio Day is Oct. 28 and the Rotary Club of Oroville, along with some local businesses, is stepping up to do its part for the international fundraising effort to eradicate the crippling disease.In 1988 Rotary International, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease C


Oroville and Other Area Residents May Have Power Shut Off Tonight by PG&E

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, Calif.- Many communities in Northern California are subject to having their power turned off over the next 24 hours by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) as a public safety measure.PG&E could take action as early as late Saturday night, Oct. 13, 2018. The power may stay off part of S