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Chico State Drops Opener at NCAA Softball Championship Finals

Chico State lost to Saint Leo University of Florida 3-2 in the opening round of the NCAA Softball Championship Finals in Salem, Virginia. The Wildcats must defeat Southern Arkansas in losers bracket game on Friday to avoid elimination.


Chico State’s Dorman takes 3rd in 10,000 at NCAA track finals

Charlotte, N.C. >> Chico State senior Hannah Dorman put her best effort forward during the last 800 meters in the 10,000-meter final in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Irwin Belk Complex on Thursday.


Oroville Dam: ‘Incredibly busy’ year of spillway construction underway

The state Department of Water Resourcesanticipates completion of the bulk of the reconstruction workat the main and emergency spillways by Nov. 1 but the lead contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., will continue wrapping things up on site through the end of its contract in January 2019.


Motorist dies in head-on crash on Highway 32 west of Chico

The motorist, only identified at the scene as an adult, reportedly tried to pass traffic on the two-lane highway and struck an oncoming vehicle head-on, Sgt. Robert Boyer said.


Top headlines: Wednesday, May 23

The victim, Thomas Crossland, was found in the 5600 block of Green Acres Drive around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.


Old Oroville Walmart site reborn

Walmart moved into its new superstore about a half-mile south of Feather River Boulevard last June, and by October, tenants had signed up to fill the 95,000 square feet of the abandoned building, now called Feather River Crossings.


4330 Foothill Blvd. Oroville, CA 95966

A gorgeous property with gently rolling hills, and a creek running the length of one side. 166 acres in two parcels, just minutes from downtown Oroville. An old home site area with mature trees sits atop of the property and has 360 degrees of the foothills, the Sacramento Valley, Lake Oroville Dam a


Phase 2 of reconstruction on Oroville Dam spillway on track

The California Department of Water Resources said it is on track to meetthe Nov. 1 deadline for its second phase of construction on theOroville Dam spillways. Crews have conducted controlled blasts to removetemporary concrete on the primary spillway. Concrete is also beingpoured on the emergency spi


Trial begins for man charged in deadly Oroville hit-and-run

The District Attorney’s Office charged Abuanbar, 38, of Oroville with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, hit-and-run driving resulting in death, and fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s vehicle while driving recklessly, all felonies.


Vegetation Fire Burning in South Chico

CHICO, Calif.—Action News Now received a report of a vegetation fire on Highway 99 at Estates Drive.The fire has burned at least one acre.Fire crews are arriving on scene.The fire is just south of the welcome to Chico sign.Action News Now has a reporter on the way to the fire.We will update you as m


Different district now providing mosquito control in Oroville

It said it will provide the same level of service in Oroville as elsewhere, which includes adult mosquito control (fogging), residual sprays for large gatherings, mosquito-breeding inspections, best management practice consultation, commercial design consultation, insect and arachnid identification,


Magalia man dies after single vehicle crash on the Skyway

According to the California Highway Patrol, at approximately 2:50 p.m., Macphail was driving his 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche in the #2 westbound lane on the Skyway, west of Canyon Rim Place.


Diversion Pool to be open this weekend for first time since spillway emergency

State Parks and the Department of Water Resources announced Tuesday part of the pool will be open to kayakers, and part of the Brad Freeman Trail on the north side of the waterway, will open 8 a.m. to Sunday, Friday through Monday.


Man accused of Chico rampage involving hatchet and stolen tow truck

Chico >> A Paradise man is in custody after an alleged Monday night rampage that included threatening several people with a hatchet, stealing a tow truck, and ramming several vehicles, including two police cars.


What’s happening Wednesday in Oroville

Gray Lodge Wildlife Area: Sunrise to sunset 9,100 acres; fields, riparian areas, ponds, waterways; shelter for 300+ species of resident/migrant birds and mammals. Self-guided nature trail, seasonal guided tours, hunting, exhibits. 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley. 846-7500.


Defendant testifies in Chico motel murder trial

Valcarenghi, 40, of Chico is charged in Butte County Superior Court with a single count of murder in connection with the July 12 death of 34-year-old Audra Houston.


Educational Cannabis 101 Talk in Oroville

OROVILLE, Calif.—People interested in the particulars of a future cannabis ordinance for the Butte County City of Oroville ca attend one of two city sponsored meetings.The meetings will be held Wednesday May 23rd at the Municipal Auditorium on Myers Street.The meetings are being put on by the city o


Video shows woman's backflip over waterfall. CHP urging caution around rivers

The video from August of 2017 shows a 21-year-old jumping off Traverse Falls near Placerville during an outing with friends. Upon landing, she suffered multiple broken bones, the CHP said. A CHP - Valley Air Operations helicopter was able to hoist her out of the area and transport her to Sutter Rose


Bird’s eye look of work underway at Oroville Dam spillways

A flight over the location last week during a break in Butte County Sheriff’s Office helicopter training exercise, showed that much original concrete at the top of the chute has been removed, along with the walls.


Chico Police Responding to Several Crime Scenes

This happened right in front of the restaurant, The Rice Bowl, where several people came out to see what was going on.