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KPAY News Archives for 2022-03

Tehama County Man Sentenced Prison for DUI that Killed 2

(Action News) A man has been sentenced to 22 years in state prison for driving under the influence of drugs and killing two people, according to the Tehama County District Attorney. The charges stem from a crash on Highway 36 in Tehama County in December of 2020. Authorities say Ryan Cantrell was speeding and driving under the influence of methamphetamine. His car drifted off the road, jumped off of a driveway and traveled about 100 feet before striking a tree. The crash killed two passengers.

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Man Arrested for DUI Accident Tues Am

A man was arrested for drunk driving in Chico early Tuesday morning after crashing into a parked vehicle. The crash happened just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at East 7th and Pine Streets. Chico police said the driver, 25-year-old Webster Moore, crashed into a parked pickup. He was taken to the hospital to be checked out and was later booked for DUI.

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Greyhound Bus Shooter Finally Appears in Court

— The man accused of shooting five people on Greyhound bus in Oroville last month appeared in Butte County Superior Court on Wednesday. Asaahdi Coleman, 21, had refused to leave his cell March 2 when he was schedule to appear in court. Judge Corie Caraway ordered Coleman to see a doctor to determine whether or not he is competent to stand trial. The Judge Set a date of April 6 to again review the case..

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Chico Man Charged in Fatal Hit Run

A Chico man was charged Wednesday for driving while intoxicated and killing a moped driver last weekend. 24-year-old Chase Jacobsen was charged in Butte County Superior Court with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a collision. The collision occurred on March 6 around 12:30 a.m. near the Mud Creek Bridge on the Esplanade north of Shasta Elementrary School He's accused of driving away with the moped wedged under his F-150 truck for nearly two miles, The case will continue on March 16 at 8:30 a.m. for further arraignment and possible entry of plea. Jacobsen faces up to 15 years in prison.

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Gov Newsome Proposes rebates to Taxpayers

Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposal to send people another round of government checks could help him balance the state's budget. The California Constitution limits how much money the Legislature can spend each year. This year, Newsom expects the state to be at least $2.6 billion past the limit. But that number will likely grow much larger. To get back under the limit, the state can do things like cut taxes, spend more money on infrastructure and public education or return money to taxpayers During his State of the State Addres Tuesday, Newsom proposed sending rebates to taxpayers to help with the high cost of fuel.

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Car Crashes into Northstate Daycare

(AP) — Police say a car has smashed into a Northern California preschool, sending 19 children and an employee to the hospital. Two children are in intensive care. However, police say none of the injuries are life-threatening. Police say an SUV plowed into Great Adventures Christian Preschool around 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Anderson, a Shasta County community northwest of Sacramento. Police say the children had varying levels of injuries but most were taken to hospitals only as a precaution. Police also say the driver didn't appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and cooperated with authorities. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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Redding Woman Arrested for Lying to Feds

A Redding woman whose disappearance and mysterious reappearance set off a frantic three-week search more than five years ago has been arrested. Sherri Papini was arrested Thursday on charges of lying to federal agents about being kidnapped and defrauding the state's victim compensation board of $30,000. She was found in November 2016 after days of searching in California and several nearby states, with bindings on her body and injuries including a "brand" on her right shoulder. She told authorities at the time that she had been kidnapped at gunpoint by two Hispanic women. In reality, authorities said, she was staying with a former boyfriend

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Newsome Proposes Care Courts

(AP) Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing the use of "care courts" for members of the homeless community across the state. The courts would act as a precursor to a conservatorship takeover, while also providing options for housing and mental health treatment. The proposal is now moving to the state legislature.

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Rent relief Ending Could land Renters on Street

A new survey by Tenants Together shows that hundreds of thousands of California households will be vulnerable to eviction, homelessness and long term debt due to significant barriers in accessing the funds. The barriers most common: obstacles in applying for and receiving rent relief, harassment and retaliation from landlords and lack of legal representation. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program is due to expire at the end of March.

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Snow Pack Survey Shows lack of Water

Drought-stricken California's winter mountain snowpack is far below average after two historically dry months that reversed gains from storms late last year. State water officials renewed calls for conservation Tuesday as the latest measurements were taken. Water content of the statewide snowpack is just 63% of normal to date and the snowmelt forecast is just 66% of average. Department of Water Resources snow survey manager Sean de Guzman says that's not enough to fill up already low reservoirs, and without any significant storms on the horizon, California will continue into a third dry year.

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