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Law enforcement, first responders hold active shooter drills in Willows

WILLOWS — The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office hosted its annual active shooter training at Willows High School on Saturday and Sunday. Day one of the training focused on law enforcement training and the second day focused on the fire rescue aspect, said the Glenn County Office of Emergency Services De


MAGA-hat wearing teen claims California high school wouldn't permit her to wear hat

A high school student who reportedly wanted to sport her “Make America Great Again” hat at her California school this week wasn’t able to because of the dress code. Clovis North High School senior Maddie Mueller sought to wear the hat bearing President Trump’s campaign slogan on Wednesday upon the r


Several roads closed in Glenn County due to flooding

Several roads have been closed in Glenn County Wednesday due to flooding and winter storms, according to the Glenn County Sheriff's Office:. County Rd KK from County Rd 48 to County Rd 49 1/2.


No speed limit? That could become a reality for two California highways

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make the state part of an exclusive club: The state would become one of the rare places in the world with highways with no speed limit.


Embattled California DMV gets its third director in just 32 days

The agency struggling to register licenses is also struggling to find a leader. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has gone through two directors in just over a month. The latest leadership shake-up came on Jan. 30, when acting director Kathleen Webb replaced acting director Bill Davidson,


Remains Found in Bag on Side of Rural Glenn Co. Highway

GLENN COUNTY, Calif. - Action News Now has confirmed that a bag of remains was found in Glenn County Sunday afternoon on the side off a rural highway. The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is investigating this discovery.


White House cuts off talks with California over fuel standards

By Gregory Wallace, Stephanie Becker, Cheri Mossburg and Rene Marsh, CNN. (CNN) The Trump administration has cut off talks with California over vehicle emission standards, setting up another high-profile legal showdown between the Democratic-controlled state and the Trump administration.


Willows Students Compete in H-2-O Challenge

Willows, Calif. – Californian’s are no strangers to the need for conserving water. One group of Willows students are now almost experts on the matter. Last year they won a statewide Cal Water competition which addresses water issues.


California lawmakers propose soda tax, banning cola at checkout areas

Lawmakers in California are aiming to curb the state’s consumption of sodas and other sugary beverages with a variety of proposed legislation announced on Wednesday. The bills, spearheaded by five state lawmakers, include measures that would require health warnings on sugary soft drinks, and proposa


Sheriff Names One More Victim of Deadly California Wildfire

FILE - This Aug. 1, 2018, file photo provided by Arthur Lee shows his mother, Dorothy Lee Herrera, on her 93rd birthday in Chico, Calif. Authorities in Northern California have named Lee-Herrera as another victim of a 2018 wildfire in the town that killed 85. The Butte County sheriff's office say Le


Judge grants supervised release of man charged in Brett Silva death

WILLOWS — A Glenn County judge has granted the supervised release of the man charged in the 2017 traffic death of Pleasant Valley High School teacher and coach Brett Silva. Superior Court Judge Donald Byrd on Friday allowed the man, 26-year-old Ramon Barrera Jr. of Arbuckle, to be released from cust


It’s almost time for California’s super bloom!

That sound you hear from Southern California in the coming days and weeks could be the deserts exploding in Technicolor. Desert-watchers say the Golden State is likely in for another ”super bloom” of wildflowers like the one we experienced in 2017. All the ingredients for the colorful cocktail are i


See all that water flowing into the ocean? California bill aims to save it

In stormy winters like this, residents of drought-prone Southern California fret about how much rainfall flows into the ocean, a reminder of the amounts of water the region is wasting instead of saving for good use.


California prisons to drop $5 fee they charge to inmates for doctor visits

Starting in March, California inmates will no longer need to make copayments when they go in for medical help. The payments are no longer necessary, as they offer “minimal fiscal benefit” and “may hinder patients from seeking care,” according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilit


Biggs, Willows eye Northern Section girls basketball championships

BIGGS — Save for the occasional distraction during the past few days, the Northern Section championship game is all the Biggs girls basketball team can think about. Since the Wolverines (25-1) defeated Portola 51-40 at home Tuesday, earning them a spot in Friday’s Division V championship game agains


California judge rules twin son of gay couple is American citizen

LOS ANGELES – A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.


CHP praises tow truck driver who came to officer’s aid during stabbing attack on I-5

A 21-year-old tow truck driver who came to the aid of a CHP officer stabbed in the back during an I-5 traffic stop is being hailed for keeping a dangerous situation from getting worse.


Fourth Williams police staffer placed on leave, pending investigation

A fourth Williams Police Department staffer has been placed on administrative leave, pending an internal investigation. Authorities said they cannot yet reveal the subject of the investigation, which has been ongoing since at least the beginning of January.


California Highway Patrol plans to charge man with DUI after flipping car off of Chico bridge

Speech to Text for California Highway Patrol plans to charge man with DUI after flipping car off of Chico bridge. Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate.


Roadkill could become legal to eat in California

SACRAMENTO (CNN) - A proposed California state law would make it legal for residents to road kill. That's right -- Senate Bill 395 would allow people who accidentally hit and kill wild animals on California roads to recover the edible portions.