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Fire in Paradise, California, poisoned the water with 'toxic cocktail'

PARADISE, Calif. — The drinking water in Paradise, California, where 85 people died in the worst wildfire in state history, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, water officials said.


Mayor of Paradise talks about Rebuilding and Recovery Planning

Paaradise, Calif. - Paradise Mayor Jody Jones says nearly 900 lots have been cleared of Camp Fire debris and she's encouraging people to take part in the process of rebuilding their town.


What you need to know: April 18

After years of investigating, the Department of Justice released a redacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's report Thursday. Click the link in the title to access the redacted version of the report. CLICK HERE for CNN coverage.


Chico Fire responds to restaurant fire that leaves significant damage

CHICO, Calif. - Just after 4 p.m. a fire broke out at the China House restaurant at the corner of Nord and West Sacramento Avenues. Fire crews cut a hole in the roof to ventilate the building while they worked for about 45 minutes to knock down the flames.


Report: Camp Fire may have contaminated parts of water supply in Butte County

PARADISE, Calif. (KGO) -- Is there a new danger in Paradise? A recent report says the fire may have contaminated parts of the town's water supply. According to NPR, up to 173 miles of pipeline may be impacted. Preliminary results show contamination in about a third of the lines tested. This includes


Inspection to begin on Oroville Dam Spillway

OROVILLE, Calif. - Engineers will be performing an inspection on the Oroville Dam Spillway now that releases down the spillway have stopped. Current lake levels are at 867 feet with releases into the Feather River from the Hyatt Power Plant being at 9,500 cubic feet per second.


Chico Police arrest stolen car suspect wearing victim's shoes

Chico, Calif. - Chico Police have increased patrols at Chico Community Park on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway after reports of an increase in drug activity, suspicious people and illegal camping at the park.


Camp Fire survivor reunites with what she loves: Quilting

Winona Brummet wanted to get back into quilting – the hobby she’s loved for decades. She’s had to take a break from the activity since last November, when she lost everything in the Camp Fire.


Amber Alert issued for missing California teen

Two murder suspects considered "armed and dangerous" in California were last seen driving a car with a Nevada license plate. It's believed the teen daughter of one of the suspects is with them.


Third Person Arrested In Vegas In Slaying Of California Doctor

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a third suspect has been arrested in the killing of a California doctor whose body was found in the trunk of a car in the desert outside Las Vegas.


Death notices received April 17

DAVIDSON: Pearl Davidson, 94, of Paradise, died Monday, April 15, 2019, in Redding. Arrangements are under the direction of Ramsey Funeral Home, 534-3877. No service is planned. DRYDEN: Claude Dryden, 73, of Oroville, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Oroville. Arrangements are under the direction of


Chico City Council Member accuses Mayor of lying about AB 430 vote

Chico, Calif. - Chico City Council Member Kasey Reynolds has drafted a letter, saying Mayor Randall Stone is "lying and misrepresenting" and City Council's vote on AB 430. The letter, drafted to City Manager Mark Orme and City Attorney Andrew Jared asks them to set the record straight about the Coun


Another Perfect Storm in Store for Californians with Chronic Mental Illness

April 15, 2019; Chico Enterprise-Record (Chico, CA) All across the US, people with serious mental illness are caught in inadequate and inappropriate treatment environments, which traps far too many in a cycle between jails and the streets. In California, a relatively informal, though licensed, syste


Now 7 confirmed measles cases in Butte County

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Butte County Public Health has confirmed one additional case of measles in an adult, bringing the total of cases in the county to seven. These cases are linked to the original measles cluster announced on March 24, 2019.


Two Central California murders stumped cops for 40 years. The key was sitting in a bathroom cabinet

With the illness marching through his body and his time running low, Arthur Rudy Martinez turned himself in. It was April 2014. Twenty years earlier, Martinez had escaped from a Washington state prison where he was serving a life sentence for robbery and rape convictions. Running from authorities, M


Thousands in California may owe state taxes because of technical glitch

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- The California Franchise Tax Board says a technical glitch error resulted in thousands of possibly incorrect refunds. As the FTB worked to review those more than 23,000 returns some local tax preparers said they had no idea about this error. They are bracing for calls from clien


3 Convicted In California Of Trafficking Cocaine Worth $28M

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Federal prosecutors say three South American men face life in prison after being convicted in California of trafficking $28 million worth of cocaine on the open ocean.


Mystery Surcharge Among Taxes, Fees Added To Gasoline In California

BERKELEY (KPIX 5) — A University of California, Berkeley professor is drawing attention to a gasoline “mystery surcharge” in the state – unexplained price increases in gasoline which have cost drivers $20 billion since 2015.


Bidwell Marina to open FEMA trailers to survivors

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - FEMA has established its first fixed site for Camp Fire evacuees. It is located at Bidwell Canyon Marina near Lake Oroville. There are enough trailers there for 70 families.They have water, electricity and waste water drainage on-site.


California Issued 23,500 Tax Returns Without Verification

The California board that processes tax returns says it issued 23,500 refunds without verifying whether people had entered accurate wage information. The Franchise Tax Board will begin notifying people on Monday if they owe more to the government than they paid or if a bigger refund check is coming.