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Two Marijuana Busts in One Day, Glenn County
Two narcotics teams joined the Glenn County Sheriff's Office today to serve search warrents at two properties that were suspected of growing marijuana.Sheriffs say they served a search warrent on County Road P in Orland, where they found and eradicated 161 immature marijuana plants. Sheriffs claim t
Editorial: Hits and misses
HIT — Just in time for the school year, the Chico City Council wisely approved bringing officers back to high schools this year. And it won’t cost the city a dime.Chico Unified School District applied for a $1.5 million grant through the California Department of Justice that will allow the Police De
Man dies in shooting near Chico State
CHICO — Chico police said a man was shot and killed Thursday in a neighborhood north of Chico State University, marking the first homicide of the year in the city.Police identified the man as 47-year-old John Dawson of Chico.Chico police Cmdr. Ted McKinnon said officers responded about 4:30 a.m. to
Chico police investigating early morning homicide
According to police, at 4:29 a.m., officers responded to the 600 block of W. 1st Avenue to a report of a man, identified as John Dawson, 47, found in the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound.
For the Record: Aug 15-16
Warrant Arrest: 6:46 a.m. on Copeland Rd. Has not heard from daughter for several weeks. Contacted daughter and other involved. Subject arrested on Madera Co misdemeanor warrant charging contempt of court, bail $40,000, cited and released. Arrest Made.
Screens to catch trash coming into Chico storm drains
CHICO — In the next 10 years, Chico is going to have to put hundreds of screens in its storm drains to catch trash and keep it from flowing into the creeks and rivers.It will be expensive, and the city’s taxpayers will pay for it one way or another.“It’s our mess, I guess we get to clean it up,” sai
Chico Police Search for Suspect in AM Shooting
Neighbors, however, report officers knocking on doors in the area, asking for any information in finding the shooter.
Men change pleas in deadly Artois shooting
WILLOWS — Two men charged in the death of a man who Glenn County sheriff’s deputies found shot in an Artois home have changed their pleas, according to court records.According to Glenn County Superior Court records, Gabriel Knecht, 21, has pleaded guilty to murder in the March 16 death of 63-year-ol
Bus whacks bus in downtown Chico
Two B-Line buses tangled about 2:15 p.m. Thursday at West Second Street and Normal Avenue at the Chico transit center. No one was injured and damage was minimal — both buses were able to move — but eastbound Second Street was blocked for about 20 minutes while a Butte Regional Transit investigator t
More than 1,800 pot plants seized at Orland home
Agents were serving a search warrant around 7 a.m. Monday at 6657 County Road 20, assisted by Glenn County Sheriff and Probation officers, according to a press release issued Tuesday morning. They found 1,835 plants and arrested Alfredo Ordaz, 29, of Orland.
Serial arsonist sentenced to 19 years in Oroville fires
OROVILLE — A man accused of lighting multiple brush fires in the Oroville area over a one-year period has been sentenced to more than 19 years in state prison.Butte County Superior Court Judge Michael Deems on Thursday sentenced Gary Noel, 37, to 19 years, eight months in prison in connection with a
Willows Man Dies After Car Overturns on Glenn-Colusa Canal
GLENN, Calif.- The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office found a Willows man dead after his car overturned on the Glenn-Colusa canal Friday afternoon.According to deputies, the man killed was Felipe Avalos Segundo, after his 2015 Toyota drifted off a levee road near Highway 45 and 162, east of Willows.
Oroville Dam: Court upholds man’s life sentence in looting case
SACRAMENTO — An appeals court has upheld a life sentence given to a Gridley man who looted an evacuated home during the Oroville Dam spillway crisis in 2017.A three-justice panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled unanimously Wednesday that 39-year-old John Beebe Jr. was appropriately sentenc
Suspect in Oct. 2017 Murder in Chico, Competent to Stand Trial
He’s charged in the shooting death of 32-year-old Travis Robertson on October 1, 2017, during a robbery outside the victim’s home on Fourth Avenue.
Forest Service: Large area of Mendocino National Forest closed due to Ranch Fire activity
The Mendocino Complex made up of two fires last reported at 354,910 acres Tuesday evening has prompted a new closure order for a large area of the Mendocino National Forest, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
Thursday fire update: Colusa County evacuation order eased
Of the other uncontained fires in Northern California, the Carr Fire west of Redding was at 214,527 acres and 71 percent contained Thursday morning.
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Evacuation order issued in southwestern Glenn Co. due to Mendocino Complex fire
Residents in this area should evacuate due to the threat from the Mendocino Complex Fire. Visitors, hunters, and campers should not access the affected area of the Mendocino National Forest until this order has been lifted and the area is deemed safe.
Cal Fire works towards slowing down northern parts of Ranch Fire
The Ranch Fire is now at 295,970 acres and 59 percent containment, and Cal Fire crews continue to work on the northern portion of the Ranch Fire to stop it from reaching communities like Lake Pillsbury. Cal Fire said the northwest corner of the fire was active due to minimal humidity recovery during
Missing man dies in canal crash
Felipe Avalos Segundo, 27, of Willows, was driving a 2015 Toyota north on a levee road about a half-mile north of Highway 162, according to a news release from the California Highway Patrol. “For unknown reasons” the vehicle drifted left off the levee into the canal.