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New Fundraising Challenge for Breast Cancer Awareness


From a Chico Police Department Press Release:

Chico Police Chief Michael O’Brien Ups the Ante for Breast Cancer Awareness

-- New Fundraising Challenge: Donor Offers Up to $5000 Match --

 

Chico, CA – The month of October is about to wrap up but that does not mean efforts to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer is winding down. In fact, for Chico Police Chief Michael O’Brien, the commitment to raise funds to fight the potentially deadly disease is moving into an exciting new phase. Serving as an American Cancer Society 2017 Real Mean Wear Pink Ambassador, Chief O’Brien is sharing a community-wide opportunity and asking for the public’s support.

A benefactor has made a most generous offer: they will match donations to Real Men Wear Pink Ambassador Michael O’Brien up to five-thousand ($5,000) dollars! Now through the end of the year, December 31, 2017, individuals wishing to support the fight against breast cancer and awareness of other forms of cancer, can be a part of this challenge. Thus far, Chief O’Brien has raised $1,575.00. Supporters of this initiative have the opportunity to help reach a total of ten-thousand dollars in the fight against breast cancer!

Chief O’Brien is one of nine prominent Chico men taking a stand against breast cancer by participating in the 2017 Real Men Wear Pink fundraising campaign in support of the American Cancer Society.

“I am grateful for both the role I can play in this fight and the opportunity through a benefactor to increase fundraising,” says Chief O’Brien.  “Every dollar makes a difference and having this benefactor match every donation up to $5,000 is exciting.”

Per the American Cancer Society, an estimated 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and an estimated 40,610 will die from the disease this year. In Butte County, 172 women will be diagnosed this year and 30 will die from the disease. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women.

To support the American Cancer Society and Chief O’Brien’s efforts to raise awareness of breast cancer and raise funds to help with early detection, prevention, research and patient support, visit Chief O’Brien’s personal Real Men Wear Pink fundraising page at: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/MichaelOBrien

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Butte County Deputy Invovled Shooting Findings


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A report by the Butte County District Attorney's Office says a sheriff's deputy acted in self-defense when he fatally shot a Northern California illegal marijuana grower. The Sacramento Bee reports 56-year-old Mark Aaron Jensen was shot and killed outside his Durham home Aug. 22.

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"Trunk or Treat"


The Butte County Sheriff's Office is hosting the "Trunk or Treat" event on Halloween. The event will feature public safety vehicles from multiple agencies that will be decorated for Halloween. There will also be Halloween games and activities. Children and their families are invited to come out to the Sheriff's Office on 3 Gillick Way in Oroville from 4:30 to 6:30 pm Tuesday evening. This event is being held as an effort to provide a fun and safe Halloween event for families.

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Community Meeting - LaPorte and Cherokee Fires


A Community Meeting is on tap tonight for those affected by the recent LaPorte and Cherokee Fires. The meeting begins at 7 and runs until 9 at the Bangor Community Center on Oro Bangor Highway. There residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by fire can meet with county staff and other state officials to see how they can recover and rebuild. 
County officials say those who are unable to attend tonight's meeting can visit the Butte County Fire Assistance Center which is open from noon to 3 pm Monday through Friday at 7 County Center Drive in Oroville.

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Chico Police Increased Presence this Halloween Weekend.


Police say they're focused on mitigating violence and other ciminal activity along with crowd managment between 6 pm Friday to 6 am Wednesday morning. This will include additional police staffing with assistance from other law enforcement agencies.
Authorities are asking the public to follow the Special Event enforcement guidelines especially in and around the Downtown and South Campus area. According to a Chico Police
Department press release, there will glass free zone will be in effect from Big Chico Creek, south to E. and W 7th streets and Flume Street, west to Cedar Street, beginning Thursday, October 26 at 6 pm through Sunday October 29 at 6 pm. There will also be zero tolerance for alcohol-related crimes.

 

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Oroville Man Sentenced in Child Molestation Case


45-year-old Phillip Lozano was sentenced to life in prison for molesting the daughter of his live-in girlfriend for a two year period. He was also ordered to pay 50 thousand dollars to the victim for pain and suffering, this according to a press release from Butte County District Attorney's Office.
The victim now 20 was 10 years old when Lozano started sexually abusing her. The abuse continued for two years until the victim moved out to live with her biological father.
Butte County District Attorney, Mike Ramsey commended the victim for having the courage to come forward and testify.

 

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Alleged Armed Man Arrest in Chico


Reports of an armed man leads to an arrest in Chico. A driver on Highway 99 in the area of East 20th Street reported to Chico Police just before 10 am Wednesday that a man in another car was allegedly pointing a firearm at him. The driver was able to provide police a vehicle description and a license plate number. 
An officer in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway spotted the suspect's vehicle. Officers contacted the occupant, identified as 27-year-old Mitchell Robinson of Paradise. According to a Chico Police Department press release, officers were unable to locate a weapon, but Robinson was arrested on a felony and a misdemeanor warrant.

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Downtown Chico Assault Arrest


A man is arrested for assault in downtown Chico. A group of women were leaving work and walking to there cars on East 4th Street just after midnight Tuesday morning when a man approached them. The man, identified as 31-year-old Michael Bures reportedly claimed that he had been hearing voices and he believed the women were laughing at him. He allegedly pulled a knife on one of the women. According to police, Bures made a slashing motion inches from the woman's neck. One of the women called 9-1-1 and reported the incident. According to a Chico Police Department Press release, officers quickly arrived and found Bures behind the Chico City Council Chambers and he was arrested.
 
The Chico Police Department is praising the women for using smart tactics during the dangerous encounter.
Police say the women left work together and stayed together as they walked to their vehicles in a well lit area. They also had their cell phones charged, accessible, and ready to call for assistance as soon as the attack began.

 

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Butte County Fires Latest


Containment continues to grow for the La Porte Fire. That fire started earlier this week in southern Butte County and has since spread into Northern Yuba County. The fire has burned over 61 hundred acres and is now 45 percent contained. The blaze has burned multiple structures in the community of Bangor.
According to Cal Fire, Evacuation Orders and Warnings have been reduced due to the progress being made by fire crews.
 
The containment is growing for the Cherokee Fire. The fire started in the Cherokee area Sunday and has burned over 84 hundred acres. According to Cal Fire Butte County, the blaze is now 70 percent contained.
All Evacuation Orders and Warnings have been lifted and Cherokee Road is now open.
 
The Honey Fire started Monday west of Paradise off of Honey Run Road and Merlin Lane. The fire has burned 150 acres and is still at 75 percent containment.
According to Cal Fire, all Evacuation Warnings have been lifted. Honey Run Road remains closed in the fire area.

 

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Honey Fire Latest


Firefighters deal with steep terrain as they battle the Honey Fire west of Paradise. The blaze has burned 150 acres and remains at 40 percent containment. 
According to Cal Fire, the increase in acreage yesterday was due to current mapping.

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Cascade Fire Thursday Morning Update


The Cascade Fire in Yuba County is seeing more containment. The blaze started Sunday in the area of Loma Rica and Collins Lake has burned 10,171 acres and is now 45 percent contanted. 
According to Cal Fire, crews continue to maintain containment lines. 
The Cascade and the La Porte fires are part of the Wind Complex. 

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La Porte Fire Thursday Morning Update


The La Porte Fire in the Bangor area in Butte County has close to doubled in size. The blaze has burned 6,059 acres and is now 25 percent contained.
At least 15 structures have been reported destoryed in the Bangor area.
Steep terrain and heavy brush continue to pose a challege for fire crews battling
The La Porte Fire along with the Cascade Fire in Yuba County are part of the Wind Complex.

 

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La Porte Fire Wednesday Morning Update


Fire crews are dealing with steep and rugged terrain while battling a wildfire in south Butte County. The La Porte Fire which is part of the greater Wind Complex of wildfires started in the Bangor area. The blaze has burned 3,700 acres and is 15 percent contained. 
According to Cal Fire, ground crews, along with air support, continue to actively engage in suppressing spot fires around the perimeter of the blaze. 

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Cherokee Fire Wednesday Morning Update


The Cherokee Fire started Sunday in the Cherokee area north of Oroville. The blaze has burned over 83 hundred acres and is 45 percent contained. Cal fire says the size of the fire has changed due to updated mapping.
 
Cherokee Rd has been downgraded to an Evacuation Warning.
 
All other orders and warnings have been lifted.

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Honey Fire Update for Wednesday Morning


Some progress has been made in battling the Honey Fire southwest of Paradise. The blaze started Monday in the area of Honey Run road and Merlin Lane. The fire has remains at 90 acres and is still 40 percent contained. Crews have stopped forword progress of the blaze.  
 
Cal Fire of Butte County is reporteding that all evacations for the Honey Fire have been downgraded to warnings.

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La Porte and Cascade Fires UPDATE


The La Porte Fire started off of La Porte Road and Oro Bangor Highway in Bangor. The blaze has burned 3,500 acres and is 5 percent contained.
According to Cal Fire, 15 structures in and around Bangor were destroyed by the fire.
Fire crews continue with structure protection and perimeter control.
 
The Cascade Fire has burned dozens of structures in Yuba County. The blaze started in the area of Cascade Way and Marysville Road, north of Collins Lake. The fire has burned 8,200 acrews and is 10 percent contained.
The Yuba County Coroner’s Office announced that at least one person has died from the fire.
Cal Fire says several homes and other structures have been destroyed and damaged.
 
Fire officials are saying that the Cascade and La Porte fires are now part of the Wind Complex. The Lobo and the McCourtney fires both in Nevada County are also a part of the Wind Complex.

 

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Cherokee Fire Tuesday Morning UPDATE


The Cherokee Fire continues to burn north of Oroville. The blaze started Sunday evening off of Cherokee Road and Zonalea Lane. The fire has burned 7,500 acres and is 40 percent contained.
According to Cal Fire, crews are making progress on the North Flank of the fire.
 
Cal Fire:
Evacuation orders issued for Red Tape Rd. West to the Sand Mine.
Table Mtn Ranch east of Table Mtn Rd.
Table Mountain Blvd from the Cottonwood Rd. to Hwy 70,
Table Mountain Ranch & Coal Canyon & Roads off of those streets.
 
Evacuation Warnings: East side of Cherokee Rd. from Red Tape Rd. to Derrick Rd.
All of Coal Canyon Rd. Nelson Ave. from the bridge over the Forebay west to Wilbur Rd.
 
A shelter is open at the Oroville Church of the Nazarene Church 2238 Monte Vista Ave.

 

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Honey Fire Update


The Honey Fire burning southwest of Paradise started Monday afternoon off of Honey Run Road and Merlin Lane. The blaze has burned 90 acres and is now 40 percent contained and last night the forward progress of the blaze was stopped.  

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Cherokee Fire 6:00 p.m. Update:


:-Immediate Evacuation Order remains in place for Cherokee Road from Derrick Road to Red Tape Road-the west side of the road is under an Evacuation Order, the east side of the road is under an Evacuation Warning.

-The Evacuation Order has been downgraded to an Evacuation warning for Table Mountain Blvd from Cottonwood Road to Highway 70, all of Coal Canyon Road and connecting roads to Coal Canyon Road.

Cherokee Road remains closed.
#CherokeeFire #BCSO

-BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF

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HONEY FIRE UPDATE: addityional road closures


Additional Road Closures for Honey Fire:

-Westbound Honey Run Road at Skyway
-Westbound Elliot Road at Skyway
-Westbound Valley View Drive at Oliver Road

-BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF
 

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Lower Paradise Evacuation Map


Download the Paradise Evacuation map - with Zone numbers.

http://kpay.com/assets/images/paradise-evac-map-1600x1042.jpg

 

The Honey Fire is burning below the Town of Paradise in Butte Creek Canyon. The fire is currently at 75 acres, and began at 3:03 p.m. at Honey Run Road and Merlin Lane.

-Evacuation Orders are in place for Zones 9,4, and 10, which include Upper Honey Run Road, Lower Skyway, and Lower Neal Road.

-Evacuation Warning is in place for Zone 1, described as Northwest Paradise.

 

Road Closures:

-Southbound Skyway at Pearson Road.
-Northbound Skyway at Bruce Road
-Black Olive Drive at Skyway
-Northbound Neal Road at Highway 99
-Southbound Neal Road at Skyway

-An Evacuation Center has been opened at Neighborhood Church in Chico.

-BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF

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Honey Fire at Butte creek Canyon: evacuations ordered


Evacuation Order: Upper Honey Run, Lower Skyway, Zone 9 and Zone 10 and zone 4. Evacuation Warning: Lower Neal, and Zone 1.

http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/1880
Public Assembly Point at CMA Church on Clark Rd. Southbound Skyway closed, traffic diverting to Neal Rd.

 

 

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The LaPorte Fire UPDATE


The LaPorte fire that started early this morning in the Bangor area in south Butte County is increasing in size. It is reported to be apart of the Cascade Fire in Yuba County. Cal Fire Butte County is reporting that the LaPorte Fire has burned 3,000 acres.
 
There are evacuation orders for all of LaPorte Road and roads off of LaPorte from Rob Mill Road south to Dunstone.
There are also evacuation orders for all of LosVerjeles Road & Oro Bangor from Yuba County line to Avocado Road.
 
and in the Yuba County area.....
There are mandatory evacuations for Hwy 20 and Loma Rica Road to Marysville Road
 
From Marysville Road, north to Willow Glen Road
 
Iowa City Road north to Yuba County line
 
The Penn Valley evacuation center has opened up at First Baptist Church on Ridge Road and the Yuba Sutter fairgrounds is also accepting evacuees.
 
 
Bangor Elementary School will be closed today. 

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Cherokee Fire UPATE


The Cherokee Fire is quickly increasing in size. The blaze started Sunday in the area of Cherokee Road and Zonalea Lane in the Cherokee area. Cal Fire is reporting the the blaze at 1,000 acres --- however other local news sources are reporting 4,000 acres. The fire is now 10 percent contained. Cal Fire Butte County is reporting that some structures have been burned.
 
From Cal Fire:
Evacuation orders issued for Red Tape Rd. West to the Sand Mine. Table Mountain. Ranch east of Table Mountain Rd. Table Mountain Blvd from the Cottonwood Rd. to Hwy 70, Table Mountain Ranch & Coal Canyon & Roads off of those streets.
Evacuation Warnings: East side of Cherokee Rd. from Red Tape Rd. to Derrick Rd. All of Coal Canyon Rd. Nelson Ave. from the bridge over the Forebay west to Wilbur Rd.

 

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Cherokee Fire


A wildfire is burning hundreds of acres north of Oroville. The Cherokee Fire started Sunday in the area of Cherokee Road and Zonalea Lane in the Cherokee area. Cal Fire is reporting the blaze at 500 acres however, other news sources are saying that it's up to 800 acres plus.

There are evacutation orders issued for Red Tape Road West to the Sand Mine, Table Moutain Ranch east of Table Mountain Road.

There are evacuation warnings for the East side of Cherokee Road from Red Tape Road to Derrick Road and all of Coal Canyon Road.

Highway 99 at Highway 149 was reported closed to traffic just before 5 am this morning.

 

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LaPorte Fire


An early morning wildfire in the Bangor area has prompted evacuations. Cal Fire Butte County reported being at the scene of the LaPorte Fire around 2 am this morning off of LaPorte Road and at last report the blaze had burned around 300 acres.

There are evacuation orders for all of LaPorte Road and roads off of LaPorte from Rob Mill Road south to Dunstone.
There are also evacuation orders for all of Los Verjeles Road & Oro Bangor from Yuba County line to Avocado Road.

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UPDATE: Suspicious Item Found at Chico Lowes Non-Explosive


The Chico Police Department has just reported that the suspicious package located at Lowe’s was NOT an explosive device and no one was injured. Chico Police has given the all clear to the area.

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Chico PD: Suspicious Item Found Outside of Chico Lowes


Chico Police reported a suspicious item found outside of Lowe’s almost a half hour ago. The store was evacuated and the parking lot was cleared.  They say avoid the area. 

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Former Chico Business Owner is Among the Dead after Las Vegas Shooting


NBC Bay Area is reporting that Stacee Etcheber the former owner of the Dimensions Hair Salon on
Broadway in downtown Chico is among the dead after the
deadly Las Vegas shooting on Sunday night.
Around 10 years ago Etcheber sold her business and moved to the Bay Area where 
she married Bay Area Police Officer Vincent Etcheber.

On Sunday night they were both attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert
when shots started ringing out from the 32nd Floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort. Vincent Etcheber told his wife to run for cover while he stayed behind to assist those that were injured or hurt. 
According to NBC Bay Area, along with her husband Stacee leaves behind two children.

 

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Chico Shooting


Chico Police are investigating a fatal drive-by shooting. Multiple gunshots were reported on the 9 hundred block of West 4th Avenue in Chico around 9:30 Sunday night. When officers arrived they found a 32-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Police say the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses provided a description of the suspected vehicle involved. Officers found and stopped the vehicle the occupants were reportedly detained.
Chico Police detectives have now taken over the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to contact the Chico Police Department at 897-4900.

 

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