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  • Shots fired into apartment complex

    By Kelli Saam
    Published On: Oct 20 2014 08:44:26 AM CDT
    Updated On: Oct 20 2014 08:47:20 AM CDT
    CHICO, Calif. -

    Chico Police are searching for whoever shot several bullets into a Chico apartment complex early Monday.

    The shots were reported just after midnight, at the Pine Tree Family Apartments on Cobblestone Drive, near West 12th and Ivy Streets.

    Several 911 calls reported gun shots being fired in the apartment complex.

    According to a news release from Chico Police, officers found at least one apartment, one vehicle and the complex fitness center had been hit by gunfire. The apartment was occupied by several residents during the shooting, but no one was inside the fitness center at the time.

    Shots traveled into and through areas of both buildings where occupants would normally be.  Fortunately no one was hit.

    A black Toyota Tacoma which was parked in the complex and near the fitness center was also hit. Police have yet to determine the motive for the shooting.

    Officers will return to the scene later Monday during daylight hours to determine if there is any additional property damage.

    Anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or discovers their property damaged as a result of this shooting is asked to call the Chico Police Department at (530) 897-4900.

  • Big rig crash blocks southbound Interstate 5

    By Kelli Saam
    Published On: Oct 20 2014 11:28:41 AM CDT
    Updated On: Oct 20 2014 02:04:09 PM CDT
    REDDING, Calif. -

    Southbound lanes of Interstate 5 were closed Monday morning in northern Shasta County after a big rig crashed.

    It happened around 8:15 a.m. near the Dog Creek Road exit just north of Lakehead.   

    Caltrans said both southbound lanes of I-5 were blocked, as well as one northbound lane.

    The CHP website indicated fuel was leaking onto the road.  No injuries were reported.

    As of 9 a.m. there was no estimated time when all lanes will be open

  • Three in custody after alleged gang shooting

    By Colin Steiner,
    Published On: Oct 19 2014 06:47:23 PM CDT
    Generic: Shooting, Bullets 2
    RED BLUFF, Calif. -

    Three Fresno men are in custody and several others are being sought after an alleged gang related shooting in downtown Red Bluff early Sunday morning.

    Police were called to the 1100 Block of Main St at 2:11 a.m. for a report of shots being fired.

    They arrived to find witnesses pointing in the direction of three men attempting to flee the scene. Three men were detained by police.

    They are Christian Ramirez, 18-years-old, Francisco Ramirez, 21-years-old, and Oscar Orozco 26-year-old. All three men are from Fresno.

    Police said they found a semi-automatic handgun ditched by Christian Ramirez in bushes south of Napa Auto Parts. The handgun was located with all spent rounds inside.

    Investigators learned the three men got in a fight with a group of other men, and one side claimed to be part of the Norteno street gang. That's when the gunfire erupted, although nobody was hurt.

    All three men detained were booked into the Tehama County Jail.

    The other group of men fled the area and are still being sought.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Red Bluff Police Department.

  • Radio stations ban Lorde song ahead of World Series

    By By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux CNN
    Published On: Oct 20 2014 12:34:02 AM CDT
    Updated On: Oct 20 2014 04:28:55 AM CDT
    Lorde, Ella Yelich-O'Connor

    Charles Howells/Universal Music

    (CNN) -

    With the World Series on the line, radio stations in San Francisco aren't taking any chances.

    Starting Tuesday the San Francisco Giants will face off against the Kansas City Royals in baseball's championship series, and two local radio stations decided they'd send a message.

    "No offense, Lorde, but for the duration of the World Series, KFOG Radio will be a "Royals"-free zone," the radio station posted on it's Facebook page. "We're sure you understand."

    Lorde, the 17-year-old pop star from New Zealand, won a song of the year Grammy earlier this year for her No. 1 hit, "Royals."

    KOIT said its ban was prompted by listener complaints.

    "So @965KOIT banned the Lorde song Royals? That's awesome!" tweeted someone known as The Sassy PETIT.

    But not everyone thinks the ban rules. Louis Vargas opined on KFOG's Facebook page that the ban will make no difference in the series outcome, calling the move absurd. Tony Last complained that the song doesn't actually have "anything to do with the opposing team."

    Others commented that the lyrics actually seem to be anti-Royals.

    "We'll never be royals," Lorde sings. "It ddn't run in our blood."

    Still others, not caught up in the love affair, greeted the announcement with more of a shrug.

    "Isn't that song so last year?" commented Jennifer Farr Hutchison on KFOG's Facebook page.

    "Feel free to make that a permanent policy," wrote an apparent "Royals" hater.

    The Kiwi sensation may be banned in the Bay Area, but in Kansas City they're letting her rule their airwaves.

    Kansas City's 99.7 The Point put out a plans to play "Royals" at the top of every hour on the opening night of the World Series.

    "A few angry San Franciscans who don't have a song called 'Giants' won't rain on our parade," the station's program director is quoted as saying.

  • Suspects sought in Shasta Lake stabbing

    By Colin Steiner,
    Published On: Oct 19 2014 06:42:22 PM CDT
    Generic: Stabbing

    Courtesy: MGN Online

    SHASTA LAKE, Calif. -

    A man is recovering from a stab wound to his neck after being assaulted in Shasta Lake early Sunday morning.

    The victim, Gregory Hutton, told police he was standing behind the Silver Dollar Club when he was approached by two men who accosted him. A struggle ensued during which one of the men allegedly stabbed Hutton in the neck before fleeing on foot.

    Hutton went to the nearby Shasta Lake fire station and was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening wounds.

    The suspects are both described as white males, 30 to 40 years-old, between 5'6" and 5'8" tall. One of the men is said to have a medium build with a light colored beard while the other was reportedly heavy set with a mustache and beard.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Shasta County Sheriff's Office at (530)245-6025 or Shasta County Secret Witness at (530) 243-2319.

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    A north state minister was killed in a motorcycle accident this weekend. Members of the Jordan Crossing Ministries out of Oroville as well as other ministers have told us that Michael Tomlinson was killed while heading to a prison to preach.

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