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  1. California man drowns on his birthday trying to swim while carrying a rockRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

    ... under the surface. After several minutes, his companions became alarmed and tried to locate him. Around 5 p.m. Butte County Search and Rescue was notified of a possible drowning, according to a California Highway Patrol press release. At about 5:50 ...

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  2. Gridley man drowns while celebrating 21st birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

    Oroville >> A man celebrating his 21st birthday apparently drowned Monday while trying to swim across a pond in the Oroville Wildlife Area while carrying a rock. About 5 p.m., Butte County Search and Rescue was notified of a possible drowning, according to a California Highway Patrol press release.

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  3. Two small earthquakes recorded Tuesday north of ChicoRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Mercury-Register

    ... thills in Tehama County, north of Pine Creek. The second was a couple of miles southwest on the valley floor in Butte County, south of Pine Creek.

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  4. Man drowns near Oroville, celebrating 21st birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

    Oroville >> Austin Hay, 21, of Gridley, apparently drowned Monday while swimming in the dredger ponds at the end of Palm Avenue. About 5 p.m. Butte County Search and Rescue was notified of a possible drowning, according to a California Highway Patrol press release.

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  5. Man drowns while trying to swim across pond with 10 lb rockRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | KRCR

    A Memorial Day outing on the water turned tragic in Butte County. A young man drowned after reportedly trying to swim across a pond while carrying a ten pound rock.

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  6. Do-It-Leisure, Disability Action Center in Chico recommended for city cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Chico Enterprise-Record

    ... are recommended for zero funding. Awards of $15,000 each are recommended for the Community Action Agency of Butte County, Catalyst Domestic Violence Services, Chico Area Council on Aging (also known as Meals on Wheels), Chico Community Shelter ...

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  7. Five snared so far in Butte County Memorial Day DUI crackdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Chico Enterprise-Record

    The Memorial Day weekend driving under the influence crackdown resulted in at least five DUI arrests in Butte County as of midnight Sunday. The Avoid the 8 DUI Task Force has been making special deployments since Friday, and will continue through midnight Monday.

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  8. Letter: County supervisors need to rethink garbage dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Mercury-Register

    Butte County residents were told this new contract between waste providers and the Butte County Board of Supervisors would be beneficial both environmentally and in road wear and tear. We were also assured prices and services would stay consistent, despite our choice as consumers being stripped.

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  9. Junior Livestock Auction brings rewards for studentsa hard workRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | Chico Enterprise-Record

    ... student body. With funds from the auction Saturday, the 11-year-old planned to buy another lamb to sell at the Butte County Fair in Gridley at the end of the summer. Her older sister also raised sheep, and Alicia said she's been tending animals ...

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  10. Grass fire spread quickly, fueled by windRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | KRCR

    Firefighters extinguished what they called a fast-moving grass fire on Saturday afternoon in northern Butte County. It was reported around 1:30 p.m. Saturday on Gaia Way in the community of Nord, northwest of Chico.

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  11. Yuba County sheriffa s deputies arrest Oroville robbery suspects in OlivehurstRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Chico Enterprise-Record

    Oroville >> Four men suspected of robbing an Oroville residence late Wednesday night were stopped an hour later in Olivehurst and eventually arrested, according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office. The robbery was reported to Butte authorities around 10:39 p.m. Wednesday at a residence on Lower Wyandotte Road in Oroville.

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  12. El Medio Fire Department improves ISO public protection gradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Mercury-Register

    ... Looking at other area fire departments, Ohlhausen said Chico's was a 1 while Oroville had a 3. Cal Fire-Butte County scores ranged from 3 to 9 depending on several factors, including proximity to a station. While improving its score, Ohlhausen said ...

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  13. Facebook sex - predator' gets 29 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | SFGate

    ... photographs of themselves and then using the picture to extort them. Jordan James Kirby , 23, of Paradise (Butte County) pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Sacramento in March to two counts of enticement of a minor, three counts of attempted ...

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  14. Butte supervisors waive some fees for privately owned park on Paradise ridgeRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | Paradise Post

    Oroville >> The operator of a privately owned park on the Paradise ridge will look for ways to cover Butte County fees for the site off Nimshew Road in Magalia. Kris Nikolauson had asked the county Board of Supervisors to waive all county fees associated with the Loch Lomond Glen Magalia Community Park.

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  15. Butte County supervisors unanimously approve initial plan for 2,700-unit Rio da Oro projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Mercury-Register

    Oroville >> With little comment Tuesday, the Butte County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a preliminary plan for Rio d'Oro, a 689-acre development south of Oroville along Highway 70. Over the next 25 years, developer JKB Living is seeking to build 2,700 residential units and 248,000 square-feet of commercial space on 413 acres between the highway and Pacific Heights Road south of Ophir Road. The remaining 276 acres, mostly on a parcel east of the highway north of Palermo Road, will remain open space and for environmental conversation.

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  16. Butte County jobless rate drops againRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Chico Enterprise-Record

    Released Friday by the state, the unemployment rate for Butte County was reported as 6.8 percent in April, down from 7.4 percent in March.

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  17. Oroville residents offer input on Highway 162 corridorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Mercury-Register

    The meeting was set to gather input on a corridor plan for Highway 162 from Highway 70 to Foothill Boulevard being prepared by the Butte County Association of Governments and the city of Oroville. Officials have also set up a website at go-oroville162.org for people to comment and take a survey.

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  18. Motorcycle run is a roaring good timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | Paradise Post

    ... Thunder Run keeps the spirit alive for one more weekend as motorcyclists meet in Paradise, take a ride through Butte County, finally meeting up at Lime Saddle Marina before heading to the Paradise Elks Lodge for a barbecue and live music. The run ...

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  19. Paradise police arrest two on burglary chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Paradise Post

    ... warrants related to narcotics paraphernalia and possession of an illegal weapon. Both were booked into Butte County Jail. Schick's bail was set at $53,000. Holly's bail was set at $73,000. Rick Silva has been with the Paradise Post since June 1994 ...

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  20. Fatal early morning rollover in OrovilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Mercury-Register

    ... Center where he died from his injuries. Carey was taken to Enloe as well, and later arrested and booked into Butte County Jail on suspicion of felony driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, causing the death of another person and ...

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