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Police Respond to a Burglary Alarm at a Chico Store

City patrol officers arrived to the Rite Aid on Mangrove Avenue just before midnight Thursday and spotted a woman inside the store who quickly disappeared from view. The suspect, identified as 28-year-old Jennifer Kachur complied with verbal commands and exited the business and was taken into custody. According to Chico Police, evidence at the scene suggested that Kachur was allegedly in the process of stealing merchandise from the store.

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Officials Discuss Paradise Emergency Room Bill

The Governor recently signed Senate Bill 156 authored by State Senator Jim Nielsen to allow a stand alone emergency room in Paradise. Neilsen along with the bill's co-author Assemblyman James Gallagher and Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea will be outside of the Adventist Health Emergency Room in Paradise at 10:30 this morning to talk more about the measure.

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Local Officials Discuss Emergency Room Bill

The Governor recently signed Senate Bill 156 authored by State Senator Jim Nielsen to allow a stand alone emergency room in Paradise. Neilsen along with the bill's co-author Assemblyman James Gallagher and Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea will be outside of the Adventist Health Emergency Room in Paradise at 10:30 this morning to talk more about the measure.

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Six Arrested for Carjacking and Stabbing

The incident took place last Friday in the area of Miller Avenue where deputies found a 21-year-old victim suffering from a stab wound. The victim was taken to the hospital were the victim underwent emergency surgery. Early Saturday morning detectives located 18 year old Lewayne Wyman and arrested him for carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon. According to a Butte County Sheriff's Office press release, five others were also arrested on various charges.

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Chico Robbery Arrest

A man entered a convenience store at 1105 Park Avenue around 2:25 Wednesday afternoon reportedly wearing a plastic mask over his face and began allegedly taking items from the store without paying. When the employee attempted to stop the suspect he reportedly claimed to have a gun and then fled from the store. Officers found and arrested the suspect, identified as 35-year-old Tyler Collins. According to Chico Police, Collins was NOT found in possession of a gun.

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Chico Police Tobacco Decoy Operation

Police cited clerks of Chico stores for selling tobacco products to minors. The citations issued Wednesday were a result of a youth decoy program under the direct supervision of School Resource Officers. The decoys attempted to purchase tobacco products from 13 tobacco retail stores in Chico. Three clerks were cited for selling tobacco products to minors.

According to the Chico Police Department, the goal of the operation is to limit youth access to tobacco and vape products and to confirm that local businesses are operating within compliance of the law.

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Chico Stolen Vehicle Arrest

Officers arrived to East Avenue before 1 Monday morning where they meet an off-duty employee of a business at the North Valley Plaza who witnessed a suspicious man looking into a parked vehicles. The employee said the man allegedly got into a parked vehicle and started reportedly using an altered vehicle key. Officers searched the area and found the vehicle near San Pablo Court and North Avenue. According to the Chico Police Department, officers conducted a traffic stop and took the suspect, identified as 26-year-old Connor Murgia into custody.

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Proposed Chico one Cent Tax Increase

Chico residents could be paying more for city services if a 1 cent sales tax is on the ballot next year. The idea will be discussed at the City Council meeting tonight. The City recently paid 25 thousand dollars for a firm to conduct a voter survey that came back in favor for the increase. The 1 cent measure should help with Police and Fire and City Road repair.

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Local DJ Supports Real Men Wear Pink

https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR/RMWP/RMWPCY19WER?px=49614310&pg=personal&fr_id=94202
 

Scott Michaels, Program Director for 93.9 KPAY Newstalk is a 2019 Real Men Wear Pink ambassador. If you would like to support Scott Michaels, please donate at the link above.

You only have 5 more days until American Cancer Society - Pull for a Cure at the Chico Mall, Saturday, Oct 19th, 8am.

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Power Restoration

Power restoration is underway for multiple Northern and Central Califoria Counties. According to PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff website - Glenn, Tehama, Shasta, and portions of Yuba County are among the more than 30 counties having their power fully restored. Officials with the utility say around 426 thousand customers have had their power restored. About 312 thousand customers are currently still impacted by the power shutoff. 
Portions of Butte and Plumas counties are among those areas still impacted by the power shutoff.  

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Red Flag Warning Until 10 This Morning

The National Weather Service has announced that the state’s red flag warning will extend until 10 this morning.

No word yet if that will effect today's planned PG&E safety patrols and inspections on power equipment which could effect residents of the portions of Butte County still impacted by the power shutoff.

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PG&E Community Resource Centers Open Today

PG&E Community Resource Centers will be open in Butte County today (10-11-19) for restrooms, water, charging mobile devices, and other services.

 

Address: Bird Street School- 1421 Bird Street

Oroville, CA 95965

 

Address: Strip mall- 14144 Lakeridge Court

Magalia, CA 95954

 

Both are open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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Power Shutoff School Closures Today (October 11th)

The Paradise Unified School District announced on their website that all schools in the district will be closed today.

 

Sierra Del Oro Preschool in Oroville will be closed Today.

 

Butte College is also reporting that there will be no classes today.

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PGE Update on Northern California Public Safety Power Shutoffs #PSPS | Oct 10th, 6:00pm PT

https://www.facebook.com/KRCR7/videos/847309662330036/

WATCH LIVE at 6 PM: PG&E provides an update on Public Safety Power Shutoffs from their headquarters in San Francisco. (10/10/19)
 

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PG&E Community Resource Centers Open

PG&E community centers will be open today (Thursday) to provide restrooms, water, and other services, during daylight hours, for those impacted by the power shutoffs.  

In Butte County:
The Bird Street School, 1421 Bird Street in Oroville

141 thousand block of Lakeridge Court in Magalia

For Glenn and Colusa counties: 
839 Newville Road in Orland

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School Closures Today Due to Power Shutoff

Paradise Unified School District will be closed Today

 

Sierra Del Oro Preschool in Oroville will be closed Today and Friday

 

Stoney Creek Joint Unified School District in Glenn County will be closed Today and possibly Friday

 

Berry Creek Elementary will be closed today

 

Main Campus of Butte College will not have classes Today

 

Meanwhile however,

Oroville Union High School District officials say even without power, schools in Oroville will be open with a regular class schedule today. They say generators are providing power to refrigerators allowing the schools to provide meals.

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List of School Closures in Butte and Glenn Counties Due to Power Shutoff

*All schools in the Paradise Unified School District will be closed on today and Thursday.

 

*Thermalito Union Elementary School District will be open. Officials with the district say if you wish to keep your student home or check them out after the morning session during the power shutoff, the absence will be excused.

 

*Sierra Del Oro Preschool in Oroville will be closed today, Thursday, and Friday.

 

*Stoney Creek Joint Unified School District in Glenn County will be closed today, Thursday, and possibly Friday.

 

*Berry Creek Elementary School closed today.

 

*Bangor Union Elemenary School closed today.

 

*CORE Butte Chater School on Notre Dame Blvd. will be closed today.

 

*Butte College Main Campus

 

*Butte College Skyway Center on Skyway and Notre Dame Blvd.

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More PG&E Customers Could See Power Shutoffs

According to the Associated Press, PG&E officials are saying a second group of about 234,000 customers will lose power starting at noon.

 

The utility says it's considering turning off power to another 42,000 customers in areas it serves near Southern California. It says it will determine a time and the specific locations later today.

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Local PG&E Community Resource Centers

Due to forecasts of strong winds PG&E has initiated it's Public Safety Power Shutoff, this morning, to about 34 Northern and Central California counties affecting around 800 thousand customers.

 

Due to this PG&E has opened community centers for those impacted by the power shutoffs.

 

Butte County:

Bird Street School, 1421 Bird Street, Oroville

 

141 thousand block of Lakeridge Court, Magalia

 

Glenn and Colusa counties:

839 Newville Road in Orland

 

Shasta and Tehama counties:

Shasta College's main campus

 

Yuba County:

9185 Marysville Road in Oregon House.

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Willfully Discharging a Firearm Arrest in Chico

An intoxicated man is charged with discharging a firearm at a Chico home. Officers arrived to the 16 hundred block of Downing Avenue around 8:15 Sunday night and found a woman who said a man had fired a gun at the residence. Police say officers were at that same home a half an hour earlier where a man claimed a women was refusing to leave his residence. Officers contacted the man, identified as as Marc Schmidt. According to Chico Police, he was arrested for willfully discharging a firearm into the ceiling while allegedly being intoxicated.

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Free Walk-In Flu Shoot Clinic in Chico Today

There's a free Walk-in Flu Shot Clinic at the Chico Elks Lodge at 1705 Manzanita Avenue 7 to 11 am this morning and then 2 to 6 this afternoon. The free flu clinic has a public bus stop and handicapped parking on site. 

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PGE Outage Maps | Oct 6

https://m.pge.com/#outages

POWER RESTORATION DATE/TIME TBA. PGE encourages you to check back every few hours as the maps may change. The potential shutoff area(s) and address lookup maps are used for planning purposes before power is turned off. They are updated as new information becomes available. Once the weather subsides and it is safe to do so, PG&E crews will begin patrolling power lines, repairing damaged equipment and restoring customers.

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PGE Outage Maps | Oct 6

https://m.pge.com/#outages

POWER RESTORATION DATE/TIME TBA. PGE encourages you to check back every few hours as the maps may change. The potential shutoff area(s) and address lookup maps are used for planning purposes before power is turned off. They are updated as new information becomes available. Once the weather subsides and it is safe to do so, PG&E crews will begin patrolling power lines, repairing damaged equipment and restoring customers.

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PGE Power Safety Shut Off | Oct 5

https://pge.com/pspsupdates
PG&E May Proactively Turn Off Power for Safety in Portions of Butte, Plumas and Yuba Counties. The company may be turning off power to approximately 12,026 customers in portions of Butte, Plumas and Yuba counties on Saturday 10/05/2019 - 8am 10/06/2019.
Berry Creek, Brush Creek, Butte Meadows, Butte Valley, Challenge, Chico, Cohasset, Feather Falls, Forbestown, Forest Ranch, Magalia, Oroville, Paradise, Paradise Pines, Pulga, Stirling City, Yankee Hill
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