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UPDATE: Nebraska Man Arrested For Killing His Wife In 1978
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:37:21 -0800

The Butte County District Attorney's Office in California filed a felony arrest warrant for Marvin Owens – an Ogallala man – in connection with the murder of his late wife Deborah Owens back in 1978.

Husband arrested in 1978 disappearance of California woman
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:14:16 -0800

© Keith County Sherrif's Office; Butte County Sheriff's Office Marvin Gail Owens, 62, left, was taken into custody in Keith County, Nebraska has been arrested on suspicion of killing his wife Deborah, right, and disposing of the body.

Severe thunderstorm warning for Butte, Glenn counties
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:20:14 -0800

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Issued at: 3:58 PM PST on February 27, 2015, expires at: 5:00 PM PST on February 27, 2015

Fracking: Oil company sues to overturn San Benito County fracking ban; could affect other counties
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:25:36 -0800

An oil company has sued to block San Benito County's voter-approved fracking ban in a move that could affect the growing trend of California cities and counties' efforts to stop the controversial oil drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing.

Green Charge Networks to Deploy More Than 1,500 kWhs of Intelligent Energy Storage in California Schools
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:00:00 -0800

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Green Charge Networks today announced that Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District (Santa Clara County), Oak Park Unified School District ...

In Marin, Proposition 47 having little effect on jail population
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:32:42 -0800

While inmate populations are falling in some once-overcrowded California jails because of the passage of a proposition that reduces certain drug and property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors, Marin County's jail population is status quo.

California slaying suspect held in western Nebraska jail
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:57:31 -0800

A 62-year-old slaying suspect sought in a California cold case is being held in a western Nebraska jail.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT HURT
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:37:49 -0800

An unidentified Gridley High School female driver was injured in a one car collision into the Butte County Fire Station at East Gridley Road and Fairview last Wednesday when the driver lost control of the speeding vehicle returning to school after lunch. The driver was transported to Orchard Hospital. The accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol because a State building ...

California slaying suspect held in Nebraska jail
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 06:05:08 -0800

A 62-year-old slaying suspect sought in a California cold case is being held in a Nebraska jail.

Hunter's Safety Course Offered
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:40:10 -0800

The Gridley Chapter of the California Deer Association will be sponsoring a Hunter's Safety Course on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Butte County Fairgrounds (Flower Bowl) in Gridley. The times is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch is provided by members of the Gridley Chapter -CDA.