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  1. Rollover crash on Chico offramp sends child, adult to hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

    Firefighters from Cal Fire-Butte County and the Chico Fire Department work in the rain and mud to cut off the roof of a Toyota Corolla and rescue a man trapped inside Friday on the Highway 99 northbound offramp after a rollover accident. Chico >> A child and an adult were taken to the hospital Friday afternoon after a single-vehicle rollover crash on the Cohasset Road offramp.

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  2. Letter: Oil companies show depraved indifferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Mercury-Register

    ... to their own profit, and an equally complete disregard for the welfare of human beings who might be affected. Butte County fracking bans will not stop this. But they will demonstrate that the people insist upon defending their health, their safety, ...

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  3. Husband arrested for death of Chico woman found along Sacramento RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | Mercury-Register

    Willows >> Butte County sheriff's detectives arrested a Chico man Tuesday on suspicion of killing his wife, whose body was found along the Sacramento River on Oct. 5. Defendant Zir Ion Weems, 29, of Chico, had been in the process of posting bail in an unrelated animal cruelty case in Glenn County when detectives arrested him for the death of Angelica Weems, 23, according to Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea. Honea said his office will ask the Butte County District Attorney's Office to file murder charges against the defendant.

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  4. Butte County schools boss attends education conference at White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Mercury-Register

    President Barak Obama speaks to a group of 100 school superintendents and school leaders in a photo taken Nov. 19 by Butte County Superintendent Tim Taylor at the White House in Washington, D.C. Oroville >> During a recent trip to Washington, D.C., Butte County school superintendent Tim Taylor didn't get to talk to the president, but he saw him up close. Taylor was one of 100 school superintendents and leaders from around the country who were invited to attend a conference on a program called ConnectEd, an initiative that aims to provide all students with high-speed wireless Internet access and training for teachers to use the technology in the classroom.

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  5. Sheltering plans being developed for extreme coldRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

    ... Chico that will utilizes churches to house those not interested or eligible to access other shelter services. Butte County also has a plan in place for a warming center should certain standards be met, but critics say the standards are set in a ...

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  6. Homeless advocates criticize countya s cold weather sheltering planRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Mercury-Register

    Frigid temperatures have reached the region, and homeless advocates and government officials are working to address those susceptible to the elements as the mercury continues to plunge. Butte County has a plan in place for a warming center should certain standards be met, but critics say the standards are set in a manner that it will never be enacted.

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  7. The real dirt: Understanding microclimates increases growing successRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Mercury-Register

    ... Garden Book provides maps of large-scale microclimates, or planting zones, for the Western U.S. The majority of Butte County residents live in Sunset Zones 7, 8, or 9. Paradise, Magalia, Forest Ranch and Berry Creek lie within Zone 7. This area has ...

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  8. a Soula foodRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | NewsReview.com

    ... to join the ranks is 100th Monkey. There's most certainly a need. "Roughly one-third of the residents around Butte County don't know where their next meal is coming from," Lacefield noted. Hoping to reduce that statistic, she began gathering the ...

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  9. Local heroes 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | NewsReview.com

    ... year, local "fractivists" who'd gathered more than 10,000 signatures to get a ban on hydraulic fracturing in Butte County on November's ballot faced a setback when a Big Oil-funded legal challenge forced county officials to reject their petition ...

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  10. Governor Brown Announces AppointmentsRead the original story

    Wednesday | Holtville Tribune

    Charles Horne-Nutt, 39, of Paradise, has been appointed to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Horne-Nutt has served on Area Board II of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities since 2014 and has been a care provider at the Butte County In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority since 1999.

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  11. Blood evidence revealed against man charged with murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KRCR

    Zir Weems was arrested by Butte County deputies for murdering his wife Wednesday, right after he posted bail in Glenn County on animal cruelty charges. Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said, the motive and the blood found was enough to charge Zir Weems for the death of his wife, Angelica Weems.

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  12. Butte County residents seek resentencing under Proposition 47Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Mercury-Register

    Oroville >> Judicial officials at Butte County Superior Court have started the process of going through hundreds of requests for resentencing under Proposition 47. District Attorney Mike Ramsey estimated about 600 people locally will seek resentencing under the new law, which reduces drug possession and most property crimes of less than $950 to misdemeanors. In Judge Barbara Roberts' court Wednesday, there were 20 bankers boxes filled with the first set of about 200 cases under consideration.

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  13. Butte jobless rate stays the same, 7.3 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Mercury-Register

    A month without a change in the unemployment rate is rare, but that's what happened in September and October in Butte County. According to the state, the unemployment rate stayed at 7.3 percent for both months.

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  14. BFSC sends out new evacuation planRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Paradise Post

    Former Paradise Fire Chief and the Butte County Fire Safe Council member Jim Broshears said Friday that Paradise residents should keep on eye on the mailbox. The last time the town did a evacuation plan mailer was in 1998.

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  15. Prosecutor Says Boss Was Relentless HarasserRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Courthouse News Service

    A Northern California prosecutor's supervisor pursued her endlessly, effectively ending her employment, the woman claims in court. Jacqueline Devlin sued Butte County and Michael Sanderson in Butte County Court, alleging sexual harassment, retaliation and failure to prevent harassment and retaliation.

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  16. Captive classroomRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | NewsReview.com

    ... one faxed press release, at 9:37 a.m., from the Chico Police Department. At a detention hearing held Dec. 17 at Butte County Juvenile Hall, the 13-year-old girl accused of taking over her class with a handgun at Chico Junior High School last week ...

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  17. Letter: Election heralds brighter future for Butte CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | Chico Enterprise-Record

    ... our letters, saw our signs and figured it out not to be fooled again. This was a David vs. Goliath moment for Butte County, and the win for Measure A was huge, on so many levels. It was a win not only for the neighbors, but also the environment, our ...

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  18. Letter: Farm Bureau decision needs consent of membersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | Chico Enterprise-Record

    If you are a member or past member of Butte County Farm Bureau, you should know that the Executive Committee of the Farm Bureau is planning to sell the current property that has been the traditional home to the Farm Bureau. They want to move the Farm Bureau to a leased site in Durham.

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  19. Man arrested in South Oroville assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | Chico Enterprise-Record

    Butte County Sheriff's Office arrested a man in Palermo on Tuesday in connection with the an assault Monday in South Oroville that left the victim with serious injuries. The arrest was related to an investigation that began Monday morning after Oroville Hospital reported a man had been dropped off who appeared to have been severely beaten.

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  20. Former Chico music instructor pleads no contest to exposing self to teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | Chico Enterprise-Record

    Oroville >> The former owner of the Chico School of Rock has pleaded no contest to exposing himself to a 17-year-old female at his Chico residence. Facing trial Dec. 8 in Butte County Superior Court, defendant Breazid “Sid” Lewis, 46, of Eureka, changed his plea Wednesday to a felony count of child molestation or annoyance with a prior.

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