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Highway 99 Multiple Vehicle Accident


A multiple vehicle collision in happened in north Chico this morning. The collision involved five vehicles happened before 7:30 am at the East Avenue Off-ramp at the Northbound lane of Highway 99. One person was reported to have a leg injury. No word if there were other injuries. 

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Snow and Slushy Rain


A listener has reported slushy rain North of the Cohasset area this morning and snow was reported in upper Paradise near Wagstaff Road before 8 am.

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Butte and Glenn County Road Closures


For a list of Butte County road closures you can check out:
http://www.buttecounty.net/publicworks/RoadClosures.aspx 

 

And for Glenn County road closures you can check out:
http://www.countyofglenn.net/dept/planning-public-works/road-bridge-maintenance/road-conditions 

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Big Rig Crashes


The CHP reported a big rig traffic collision in Artois north of Willows this morning. The big rig was in the northbound lane of I-5 when it reportedly went off the road and crashed into a tree before 6:30 am. The cab is reportedly destroyed and debris was reported to be scattered across the roadway. There is also word of some kind of spill coming from the semi, the CHP however says that water ways are not being affected by it. No word on the extent of injuries to the driver of the big rig.
 

A big rig has been reported to have spun out on highway 299 at Montgomery Creek. The highway was reportedly closed in both directions while crews worked to clear the scene. 

 

 

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Downtown Chico Death Investigation


Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a death in downtown Chico. An employee was getting ready to clean the public restrooms on the one hundred block of West 1st Street before 9 pm Tuesday when they reportedly found a man who was unresponsive. Police say the unidentified 29-year-old man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Heroin and drug paraphernalia were reportedly located inside the restroom with the man. Authorities however, are waiting until an autopsy can be performed before they can determine a cause of death.  

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Orvoville Shooting


Butte County authorities are investigating a shooting incident in Oroville. Deputies responded to a home on the 23 thousand block of Ithaca Street after reports of a shooting around 6:30 Tuesday morning. Deputies found a man lying on the ground outside of the residence with a single gunshot wound to his chest. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment. No arrests have been made at this time and detectives are investigating the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Butte County Sheriff's Office. 

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Willows Big Rig Ax


The CHP reported a pick up truck verses big rig collision that happened at the I-5 County Road 68 Off-ramp near Willows just before 7 am this morning. Authorities say an F150 pickup is on the center divider off of the roadway with major front end damage and the big rig is on the right hand side of the road. Emergency crews are on scene but no word on the extent of the injuries.

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Highway 99 at Durham Dayton Highway Collisions


A multiple vehicle collision happened this morning in Durham. An SUV reportedly rear-ended a Ford pickup truck on Highway 99 at the Durham Dayton Highway just after 6:30 this morning. The SUV then spun out into the center divider. The SUV was then hit by another vehicle. According to the CHP, yet another vehicle hit a guard rail. The car reportedly kept going after hitting the guard rail and was seen driving without headlights. The car eventually stopped and authorities say it had black smoke coming out of it.
No word on the extent of the injuries.

 

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Chico Missing Girl Update


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Chico Police have just issued a press release stating that they have found a 12-year-old girl reported missing last night. Kimberly Marks was found and returned to her parents safe and sound. Police say no foul play was involved.  

 

 

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Missing Chico Girl


Chico Police is asking for help in finding a missing junior high student. At 8 pm Wednesday night Chico Police received a report that 12-year-old Kimberly Marks had not returned home from Marsh Junior High School. According to a press release from the police department, officers searched the campus and the route that Marks normally takes going home from school, but were unable to locate her. 
Marks is described as a white female with curly brown hair. She was last seen wearing a purple or blue jacket with a fur hood, tan jeans, and a camisole top. Marks was also last seen riding a blue cruiser style bike with a basket attached. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Chico Police Department.

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Butte County Mudslides


CHP reported a mudslide on Oro Bangor Highway at Mission Crest Drive near Oroville after 8 this morning. The CHP says that the slide is small, but it is blocking the road.   
 
And two mudslides close Butte County roads early this morning. One of those slides was blocking Oro Quincy Highway at Berry Creek Road and the other was at Lumpkin Road north of Forbestown Road east of Oroville. The CHP says there were large amounts of mud and rock on both roadways.

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CA Storm Round 2


FORESTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The saga of flooded homes and vineyards in northern California and Nevada may have a second chapter in the form of another big storm expected to arrive today. The area got more than a foot of rain over a 72-hour stretch that ended just yesterday. Yesterday, emergency crews in rescue boats and helicopters took advantage of a one-day respite to rescue stranded people and assess damage.

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Butte County Sandbags


Butte County residents seeking sand bags can check numerous locations. The county fire stations at Nord and Palermo will have them. The Town Hall in Paradise and City Hall in Oroville are providing them too. Some 10 locations in Chico will have them, including the Maintenance Yard and Home Depot. 
Plus the public works yard in Biggs and Animal Control in Gridley. 

Check out www.buttecounty.net for a full list of Sandbag locations.

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CA Storms


RENO, Nev. (AP) — A winter storm has dumped more than 2 feet of snow around Lake Tahoe. Much of Northern California and the Sierra Nevada are bracing for possible flooding into the weekend. 
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HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The National Weather Service office in Hanford has issued a flash flood warning for north-central Kern County and south-central Tulare County. The warning was issued at 7:10 a.m. Thursday and will be in effect until 1 p.m. The weather service says 5 inches to 9 inches of rain have fallen.

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Berry Creek Shooting


A man is arrested after a shooting incident in Berry Creek. Butte County authorities received a report before 8:30 Wednesday night of a shooting victim at Oroville Hospital. Deputies arrived at a residence on the 13 thousand block of Oro Quincy Highway in Berry Creek where they found a second shooting victim. Deputies learned that during an altercation at the residence the suspect, 62-year-old Solomon Awa retrieved a firearm and allegedly shot the victims. One victim suffered minor injuries while the other victim suffered serious injuries and was transported to a hospital in Sacramento.

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Jonesville Road Closure


The annual closure of part of Humboldt Road into Jonesville is now in effect through mid March. The road closes each year at this time to restrict vehicular traffic because of snow conditions. The closure begins approximately 100 feet northeast of the entrance to the Jonesville Snowmobile Staging Area to the Butte/Plumas County Line. 

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Oroville Standoff


A wanted man prompts a standoff with authorities in Butte County. Oroville Police were attempting to negotiate with a suspect held up in a motor home on the one hundred block of Fairhill Drive around 5 pm Thursday evening. The suspect, 51-year-old Ronnie Johnson was wanted for charges of domestic violence, kidnapping, and false imprisonment. The Butte County SWAT Team was called out and introduced gas into the motor home to try to flush Johnson out. Johnson instead, reportedly put the motor home in reverse hitting a patrol vehicle. Authorities entered the motor home and detained Johnson and three other people that were inside.

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Ex-Butte County Employee Sentenced for Theft


A former Butte County employee is sentenced for theft of public money. 49-year-old Michelle Aguila, of Chico was sentenced Wednesday to 60 days in the Butte County Jail and three years formal probation. Aguila was charged with taking over 24 thousand dollars between 2013 and 2015 while employed with the Environmental Health Division of the Public Health Department. Aguila was said to have taken the cash after a supervisor had signed off on the deposit slips and she would then alter the documents. Officials discovered the discrepancy in the deposits prompting an investigation. 
In addition to jail time Aguila was ordered to pay restitution to the county plus the cost of the investigation.     

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Oroville Assault


There were two arrests in a car buying scheme in Oroville. The incident reportedly took place at the Helen Wilcox School on Autrey Lane in Oroville where the two victims were going to buy a vehicle advertised on-line for sale before 5 pm Tuesday. The buyers were reportedly assaulted as the suspects attempted to rob them. The male victim was injured as he jumped onto the vehicle as the suspects were attempting to get away.
19 year old Paul Chirita and 19 year old Adriana Pavich were later found and arrested.

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Fatal Vehicle Vs Pedestrian Collision


A pedestrian is killed after being struck by a vehicle in Palermo this morning. The collision happened in the area of Power House Hill and Palermo roads after 1 am this morning. C-H-P officers arrived to find a man lying in the middle of the road after the driver who allegedly struck the man reported the incident. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the Butte County Coroner was called out to the scene. According to the C-H-P, the driver's vehicle was towed for evidence.

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Butte County Sheriff's Bike Giveaway


The Butte County Sheriff's Office will have it's 17th Annual Christmas Bike Giveaway this morning. Bikes will be given away to deserving children at the Butte County Sheriff's Office 33 County Center Drive off of Nelson Avenue in Oroville at 10 am this morning. Over 100 bikes have been refurbished by participants of the Restoration Cycles program. According to the sheriff's office, the program helps participants learn job skills. Each child who receives a bike this morning will also get a helmet.

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