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KPAY News Archives for 2021-01

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Butte Co Sups New Fire Prevention Guidelines

OROVILLE — The Butte County Board of Supervisors voted during Tuesday's meeting to repeal and replace a portion of the county code titled "Fire Protection and Prevention" with new guidelines that property owners will be required to comply with, as well as outlining how the county will enforce the guidelines. The new amendments include requiring true defensible space of 100 feet from a structure, regardless of property lines, as well as a five-foot ember resistant zone. Additionally, property owners are required to clear vegetation from the edge of their road or driveways by 10 feet horizontally and 14 feet vertically. For evacuation routes officially designated in community evacuation plans, those requirements increase to 20 feet horizontally and 14 feet vertically from the edge of the roadway.

NAPA Man Threatens Gov Newsome

(AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Northern California man has been charged with stockpiling weapons, including pipe bombs, and the FBI said he sent texts that could be seen as threats against the governor's office. The Justice Department announced weapons charges against Ian Rogers of Napa on Wednesday after weapons and explosives were found at his home and auto repair shop. An FBI court affidavit says Rogers talked about wanting to blow up a building and made references that could be to the governor's office and Twitter and Facebook headquarters. His attorney says the texts were just "drunken bluster."

Blue Cross Heads up State Vaccine efforts

(AP) — California's health agency announced health insurance giant Blue Shield of California will be the outside administrator tasked with ramping up the state's coronavirus vaccine system. The state has lagged in getting vaccines into its nearly 40 million residents, with counties and hospital systems operating separate programs. The contract with Blue Shield is still being finalized but its task is to "create, contract with and manage a statewide vaccine administration network." It will also allocate doses directly to county public health departments, hospitals and pharmacies

Stay at Home Lifted

Butte County Regional Stay-at-Home order has been lifted effective immediately. According to the Butte County Health Department the four-week projection for ICU bed capacity exceeds 15 percent ending the Order. The Blueprint for a Safer Economy tier based system is still in effect and Butte County is still in Tier 1 or purple tier which is the most restrictive. It requires businesses to modify operations until positivity rates are lower.

Two Charged in Chico Murder

Two men being held on more than one million dollars bail in the shooting death of a Chico man Tuesday night. Police say 20 year-old Max Escobar and 21 year-old Diontae Tillman were arrested shortly after the incident. The shooting happened early Tuesday at the corner of West Third and Walnut Streets. Tillman faces murder and robbery charges while Escobar is suspected of being an accessory to the murder

LaMalfa Votes against Electoral College Vote

Northstate Congressman Doug LaMalfa was one of 121 House members who voted to not certify election results in two different states....citing election integrity issues. Even without LaMalfa's stamp of approval both house of Congress overwhelmingly certified Joe Biden's Presidential victory late Wednesday night. The Richvale farmer told the ChicoER he has no interest in overturning an election based solely on allegations. He says that is why he feels the certification should wait until claims of election fraud are investigated. Several lawmakers and members of the Senate who were sympathetic to the certification plight, backed off in the wake of the terrorist attack on the US Capitol on Wednesday

Body Discovered in Bidwell Park

Chico Police continue to investigate the death of a man who was discovered in Bidwell Park in a camp near Sycamore Pool..The Body was discovered on Saturday Afternoon...the 58 yr old man has not been identified ..Chico POlice report it does not seem any foul play was involved in the death..the investigation continues...


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