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55 min ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

Mosquito fogging tonight in Oroville area

Fogging to kill adult mosquitoes will take place 8-11:30 p.m. today in the Palermo, Honcut and Pacific Heights area, weather permitting, according to the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District.

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Related Topix: Oroville, CA, Chico, CA, Concow, CA, Magalia, CA

5 hrs ago | KRCR

Taxi driver robbed at knifepoint

A taxi driver was robbed at knifepoint when she responded to a call for a cab near the intersection of Skyway and Columbine in Magalia around 3:30 Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Magalia, CA

11 hrs ago | Mercury-Register

Public safety forum set for Thursday in Oroville

OROVILLE >> A motorcycle group will team up with Oroville and Chico community leaders and law enforcement officials Thursday evening for a forum on public safety issues, particularly accidents and fatalities from drinking and driving.

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Related Topix: Oroville, CA, Chico, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Mercury-Register

More West Nile virus mosquito centers identified in Butte

A release Tuesday by the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District says less than a week after the presence of West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes had been confirmed, the agency identified eight more "mosquito pools," groups of the insects.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Palermo, CA, Chico, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Lightning in Butte County not posing fire threat

A sudden and short-lived storm Tuesday afternoon in Butte County resulted in some lightning, but there were no strikes to spark fire concerns.

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Related Topix: Weather, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Chico, CA

Red Bluff Daily News

Day of Service to include food giveaway, information

LOS MOLINOS >> A Day of Service is planned for 9 a.m. to noon Friday, July 25 at the Los Molinos Veterans Hall.

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Related Topix: Los Molinos, CA, Action TV, Entertainment, Television, Tehama County, CA, Shasta County, CA, Tehama, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KRCR

Cal Park lake is tested for toxic bacteria

Pink notices have been attached to posts surrounding the lake at the Cal Park development in east Chico, warning that everyone, including animals, stay out of the water.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

KRCR

Mental health patient critical after struggle with officers

On Saturday around 10:38 p.m. Redding Police officers were dispatched to the Restpadd Psychiatric Health Facility on Eureka Way for a report of a combative subject.

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Related Topix: Redding, CA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Standoff on Estes Road in Chico ends in arrest

Daniel Hensley, 32, is arrested after a police standoff that lasted about 3 hours on Saturday on the 2400 block of Estes Road in Chico..

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Related Topix: Chico, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Farm briefs: Rice straw for cattle forage, dismal groundwater news, Bill Huffman retires

RICE BURN APPOINTMENTS >> Notices are in the mail reminding rice growers to for appointments with the Butte County Air Quality Management District.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Willows, CA, US Politics, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran

Fri Jul 18, 2014

KRCR

Water wells run dry in Butte County

The statewide drought is greatly affecting the 10 to 15 percent of Butte County homes that rely on wells to supply their water.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

KRCR

Testimony continues for Butte County murder trial

State investigators took the stand Friday to testify against an Oroville man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend last June.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Chico Enterprise-Record

California Park lakes closed for potentially toxic bacteria

Nine-year-old Samuel Cardin of Chico fishes for bass at California Park lakes Friday.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA

Paradise Post

PG&E hands Butte Fire safe council a $250,000 grant

Paradise Post PG&E announced a 250,000 grant the Butte Fire Safe Council on Thursday in Paradise.

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Related Topix: Paradise, CA, August, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Sheriff's Office: Death of Chico man found inside burned car was suicide

CHICO >> The death of a man who was found inside a scorched vehicle in an unincorporated area southwest of Chico last month is believed to have been as a result of a suicide, according to authorities.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

More local evidence West Nile virus on rise

Two groups of mosquitoes west of Dayton and East Biggs have tested positive for West Nile virus, prompting the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District to urge people to protect themselves from bites and take action to eliminate standing water where the insects can breed Combined with the finding of an infected dead bird near Palermo, ... (more)

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Biggs, CA, Palermo, CA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico State holds 3-day summer program for those with autism spectrum disorder

Ernie Witt, Natalie Cruzen and Theresa Maguire work together Tuesday to compose a musical piece for the "water" portion of a performance as part of a summer camp for teens and young adults with autism at Chico State University CHICO >> Poetry is not one of Chloe Contestable's strong suits, the 14-year-old warned before holding out a poem she penned ... (more)

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Related Topix: Cal State Chico, Arts, Poetry, Chico, CA, Family, Kids

Mercury-Register

Sheriff's deputies bust marijuana grow site amid homes near Berry Creek

BERRY CREEK >> A large marijuana grow site containing more than 1,600 plants was found Thursday in the foothills near Lake Madrone and Berry Creek in an area surrounded by homes, according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Berry Creek, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Sheriff's deputies bust marijuana grow site amid homes near Berry Creek

BERRY CREEK >> A large marijuana grow site containing more than 1,600 plants was found Thursday in the foothills near Lake Madrone and Berry Creek in an area surrounded by homes, according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Berry Creek, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Sow There! A long, drawn out move next door

The display for Butte County at the state fair includes a waiter showing the "menu" of things grown locally, including wine, olive oil, rice and nuts, nuts, nuts.

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Related Topix: Dining

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