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  • Man reportedly shot in Anderson

    Published On: May 01 2016 09:44:30 PM CDT   Updated On: May 01 2016 10:07:22 PM CDT
    ANDERSON, Calif. -

    Anderson police are on-scene after a man was reportedly shot.

    Sergeant Casey Day said a man was reportedly down on the ground outside the 7-11 store on North Street in Anderson Sunday night.

    According to SHASCOM, the call came in about 6:40 p.m.

    Witness Michael Leen said he saw the victim and jumped in to help. Leen said he tried to stop the bleeding from a wound on the victim's back until the ambulance arrived.

    Sgt. Day said it is unclear where the shooting occurred.

    The victim was transported to a hospital in Redding.

    Shasta County Sheriff's office will assist in the investigation.

  • Police: Social worker witnesses sexual assault on playground

    Published On: Apr 30 2016 07:09:38 PM CDT
    OROVILLE, Calif. -

    A man who was visiting his three children at the Butte County Children Services building was arrested after a social worker claimed he inappropriately touched one of the children.

    According to the Oroville Police Department, it happened Thursday around 5 p.m.

    The man was identified as Jeremiah Lee, 34, of Oroville. Police said Lee was visiting his children in a playground area. A social worker entered the area and observed Lee inappropriately touching the juvenile victim.

    The 3 children were placed in protective of Butte County Child Protective Services by Oroville Police.

    Lee was arrested for Committing Lewd and Lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old. He was booked into the Butte County Jail. His bail is set at $50,000.

    Any possible witnesses or anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact the Oroville Police Department.

  • Fisherman recounts river rescue of naked man

    Published On: Apr 30 2016 12:57:10 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 30 2016 01:45:18 AM CDT
    REDDING, Calif. -

    As a fishing guide, he’s known these Northstate waterways for years. Time and time again, Ellis Agostini has seen the unfortunate end of lake and river searches. Multiple times, as a diver himself, he has found people who didn’t survive.

    “[Thursday] thank God, was a live body,” Agostini said Friday.

    He wasn't looking to make a rescue Thursday. Instead, Agostini was the guide on a fishing trip, in his boat, with a client south of his Redding home.

    "We heard him scream. And if you know that scream, he's in trouble,” he said, describing the sound. “It's like somebody that can't get a loud enough help out. He was that far gone."

    What he saw, heard, and eventually reeled in, was a naked man. Officers told Agostini the man was likely in the frigid water for an hour, and traveled roughly a mile downstream. He was found floating near the Riverview Golf and Country Club.

    The rescued man told Agostini his name was ‘Jason.’ Agostini called 911 and the Shasta County Sheriff's Office boat came out to pick him up and brought him to the South Bonnyview boat ramp.

    Deputies at the scene Thursday evening said ‘Jason’ suffered severe hypothermia. They could not explain why he was in the water. The ambulance took him to Mercy Medical Center. As of Friday evening, he had been treated and released.

    "He got lucky. He got real, real lucky,” Agostini said, shaking his head.

    But after saving the day it was back to business for the fishing guide, just with a new fishing tale to tell.

    "We had nothing else to do but then to go back fishing. And we actually caught some real nice fish before we got out - different species than naked human, yes.”

  • 'Soft opening' at new natural foods store in Chico

    Published On: Apr 29 2016 08:01:12 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 29 2016 10:30:45 PM CDT

    A Yuba city based natural foods store, called New Earth Market, just opened its doors on a second store in Chico.

    CHICO, Calif. -

    A new natural foods store has sort of opened in Chico. New Earth Market, on the northwest corner of East Avenue and Cohasset Road, is calling this open their "soft open."

    "What that means is, we're still testing our systems and getting everything up to speed," Kevin Cotter, a co-owner of the store, said. "We have a few parts of the store that aren't operational yet, like our Mexican bar. We're still working on that."

    The store is all natural and organic. They are strict on those points, too. In fact, they have a list of 100 banned ingredients that they will not allow on any ingredient list in the shop. 

    In addition to groceries, they also have a coffee bar, deli, beer and wine cellar and indoor and outdoor seating to enjoy it all. 

    "It's not a store for any particular person," Cotter explained. "I think our society is understanding the connection between health and wellness in our diet." 

    Right next door to New Earth Market is Laura's Wig and Beauty Supply. Employees there said they are excited for new neighbors and the foot traffic a new store can bring. 

    "We were ready for something new," Lila Rich, a stylist, said. "We were ready for the shopping center to kind of get revamped and get a new face." 

    Rich said they are hopeful that the new store and its new face will attract new customers for them. 

    The one negative, aside from construction, has been parking these first few days. She expects that will work itself out over time. 

    "I think this end of town has been forgotten about for a while," Rich said. "It's just bringing in some new stuff so that there's actually stuff to do on the north end of town." 

    The New Earth Market has hired about 70 employees throughout the course of this launch. They may hire more as they get into the full-swing of business. 

    The store is now open, but the grand opening will be sometime in May.

  • Man arrested for burglarizing senior living apartments in Oroville

    Published On: Apr 30 2016 08:22:27 PM CDT
    Oroville Police Department
    OROVILLE, Calif. -

    Oroville Police received reports of a subject attempting to break into apartments around 1:15 p.m. on Saturday.

    In a press release, police said officers responded to the Oroville Manor Apartments, 2750 Lincoln Blvd. The apartments are a senior living complex.

    Officers located Patricio Lobato, 31, from Sacramento, in the courtyard of the apartment complex. Lobato was detained by the officers without incident.

    Further investigation revealed Lobato had been on several of the resident's porches attempting to steal random items such as a bird bath and a bicycle.

    Lobato tore a screen off a window of an apartment belonging to a 73-year-old woman and started to enter the apartment through the window. The window was directly over the resident’s bed. The woman was frightened and hid in her apartment.

    Several residents were alerted to Lobato’s actions, called 911, and yelled at Lobato to leave.

    Police said that thanks to the actions of the concerned neighbors Lobato was prevented from stealing or injuring any of the residents and officers were able to locate and arrest Lobato.

    Lobato was booked into the Butte County Jail for Burglary and Prowling, his bail was set at $103,000.

    Anyone with information regarding this case should call the Oroville Police Department at (530) 538-2448.

  • Police: Drunken driver hits medical helicopter

    Published On: Apr 28 2016 04:39:06 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 28 2016 10:14:02 AM CDT

    An allegedly drunk driver drives around road blocks and slams into a medical helicopter responding to an accident scene, according to Florida officials.

  • Teen hires prostitute, blames missing cash on burglar

    Published On: Apr 27 2016 08:17:27 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 28 2016 09:11:47 AM CDT

    An Oregon teen is facing charges for hiring a prostitute after his mom called the police to report cash missing from her nightstand.

  • NASA helps predict Zika risk in US

    Published On: Apr 28 2016 02:37:41 AM CDT

    NASA has created a map showing where the Zika virus is likely to spread. The data points to the southeast US.

  • University of California president visits Redding

    Published On: Apr 29 2016 10:37:59 PM CDT
  • Little girl loves garbage day

    Published On: Apr 29 2016 12:49:16 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 29 2016 12:18:35 PM CDT

    Garbage day is the highlight of a 3-year-old Illinois girl's week thanks to her local garbage man.