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Butte County

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Sheriff: Suspect Sent Pit Bull To Attack Deputy

A Butte County Sheriff’s deputy was forced to shoot a pit bull that was sent to attack him, the sheriff’s office says.

03/13/2014

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Grieving Sacramento Mother Finally Has Son’s Remains 3 Months After His Murder

Three months after his murder, the body of a local teenager will be laid to rest by his grieving mother.

09/20/2013

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400 Structures Threatened By Butte County Fire

More than 400 structures are threatened and hundreds of people and animals have been evacuated as a fire burning for three days in Butte County continues to grow.

08/18/2013

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Officials Order Evacuations Near Swedes Fire In Butte County

Fire officials are ordering mandatory evacuations for areas of Butte County where a 1,500-acre wildfire was only 20 percent contained Saturday afternoon.

08/17/2013

241 plants were found by deputies on the 520 block of Galen Ridge Road in Berry Creek. (Butte County Sheriff's Dept.)

Butte County Deputies Find 751 Marijuana Plants In Oroville, Berry Creek

Butte County deputies arrested four people in two different instances and seized more than 700 pounds of marijuana in Oroville and Butte County on Thursday.

07/27/2013

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UPDATE: Big Rig Crash Closes Highway 99 In Oroville Area

Highway 99 in the Oroville area has been closed since an overnight crash involving a big rig hauling onions.

01/04/2013

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Man Swept Over Feather Falls In Butte County

A hiker is presumed dead in Butte County after he was swept over Feather Falls. At around 5 p.m. on Sunday Mitch Padula, 28, of Chico was hiking with friends up above the falls when he was seen by the water, perhaps wetting his shirt to cool off.

04/24/2012

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Man’s Claim of Bear Rescue Could Be Hoax

Sixty-nine-year-old Bob Biggs’ claims of a lion attack made national news, but now could turn out to be false.

03/30/2012

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Man Says Bear Saved Him From Mountain Lion Attack In Butte County

A 69-year-old local man says he has been hiking for decades. But on one recent outing along the Feather River in Butte County, a mountain lion pounced on him and knocked him to the ground.

03/29/2012

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Texas Fugitive Wanted in Wife’s Beating Arrested In Oroville

A man wanted in Texas for the brutal attack of his common-law wife was tracked down and arrested in Oroville on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Marshalls Service.

12/21/2011

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Butte County Volunteer Firefighter Suspected Of Arson

A Butte County volunteer firefighter has been arrested on suspicion of setting fire to multiple structures and igniting grass fires.

10/05/2011

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Experts Say Recent Tornadoes Had Unusual Characteristics

National Weather Service (NWS) investigators scoured the area where it’s confirmed that three tornadoes touched down. They’re trying to determine just how many twisters were actually in the area.

05/27/2011

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