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Butte County sheriff concerned about effects of Prop 47
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:36:10 -0800

Tuesday's passage of Proposition 47 is causing concern for some California counties, including Butte County. The new law reduces penalties for some non-violent crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor.

Man Brutally Attacks, Kidnaps Family Members in Search for Ex-Girlfriend
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:06:30 -0800

BUTTE COUNTY- A man is on the run after allegedly tying up a woman, threatening her and her family and beating up her family, all in his search for an ex-girlfriend. Just after midnight, Wednesday morning, 38-year-old Michael Carter showed up at a property near Bangor, which is south of Oroville. Carter was looking for […]

Inmates are now being released under Proposition 47
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:50:40 -0800

Butte County Sheriff’s Office is looking at possibly releasing 100 to 300 inmates under Proposition 47, said Sheriff Kory Honea.

911 Hang-Up Leads Deputies to Huge Pot Grow
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:49:50 -0800

BUTTE COUNTY- A 911 hang-up call from a Butte County home Wednesday led deputies to a large, illegal marijuana grow operation, the Sheriff’s Office said. Five people were found at the home, including two who ran off into the woods. Investigators say there was pot in almost every room. The Butte County Sheriff’s Special Enforcement […]

Rice production drops due to drought
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:24:11 -0700

Rice production across the northern Sacramento Valley is expected to drop by at least 35 to 40 percent from last year, due to California’s historic drought.

Suspect arrested for beating in Oroville
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:52:41 -0800

After processing the crime scene and interviewing witnesses, an arrest was made Tuesday in the investigation of a man who was found beaten in an Oroville neighborhood on Monday.

Deputy arrested on child molestation charges
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:20:40 -0800

A Butte County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested for child molestation.

San Benito County's Measure J: Voters back anti-fracking plan
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:42:33 -0800

San Benito County voters strongly back Measure J, banning the controversial oil extraction technique known as fracking; copy-cat measure failing in Santa Barbara.

San Benito County's Measure J: Voters backing anti-fracking plan
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:10:19 -0800

Early returns Tuesday showed San Benito County voters backing Measure J, which would ban the controversial oil extraction technique known as fracking.

California drought not likely to end this winter, experts say
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:19:14 -0800

California's "rainfall deficit" over the past three years is so great -- and its reservoirs and water tables so low-- that it will take years to recover from the drought