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GOVERNOR NEWSOM ORDERS INVESTIGATION ON STATE’S HIGH GAS PRICES

GOVERNOR NEWSOM ORDERS INVESTIGATION ON STATE’S HIGH GAS PRICES

Governor Gavin Newsom wants to know why California’s gas prices are so high. A new analysis from the California Energy Commission shows California drivers are paying as much as one-dollar more per gallon of gas than the rest of the country. The commission concludes the state’s retail gasoline outlets are charging higher prices. The governor…more »

YUBA-SUTTER VEHICLE THEFT RATE IMPROVED IN 2018

YUBA-SUTTER VEHICLE THEFT RATE IMPROVED IN 2018

New vehicle and property theft numbers are out from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, showing that of 40 metropolitan areas with a population over 100,000 with the highest vehicle theft rates, Yuba-Sutter is ranked 17th. At least 867 vehicles were reported stolen in our area last year, which is actually an improvement over our #9…more »

PG&E LIKELY TO SHUT POWER STARTING TOMORROW

PG&E LIKELY TO SHUT POWER STARTING TOMORROW

Another PG&E Fire Safety Power Shutoff is looming for over 15,000 in our listening area – and hundreds-of-thousands beyond. Gusty winds are in the forecast, along with low humidity and unseasonably warm weather, and PG&E now reports a total of 15 counties may be affected. Some 7500 Yuba County foothill and Wheatland residents have already…more »

UPDATE ON CHP OFFICER INJURED AT LOMO CROSSING

UPDATE ON CHP OFFICER INJURED AT LOMO CROSSING

An update on that CHP officer injured around 1:00 Saturday morning by a suspected drunk Chico State student at Lomo Crossing. Officer David Gordan, after undergoing 7 hours of surgery – suffering from 2 broken legs, a broken arm, spleen damage and internal bleeding – is reported to be in critical, but stable condition. More…more »

PG&E SAYS SEVERE WINDS MAY BRING MORE SHUTOFFS

PG&E SAYS SEVERE WINDS MAY BRING MORE SHUTOFFS

PG&E is warning customers that severe winds could lead to more power shutoffs to 17 counties across Northern California. Dry, windy weather is expected to impact parts of the Northern Sierra, North Bay and Sacramento Valley from Wednesday until Thursday. The utility will continue monitoring the severe wind event and will send updates through the…more »

OLIVEHURST MAN LANDS 241 YEARS IN JAIL FOR CHILD SEX ABUSE

OLIVEHURST MAN LANDS 241 YEARS IN JAIL FOR CHILD SEX ABUSE

An Olivehurst man found guilty last month on 16 counts of child sex abuse going back almost a dozen years, has received 241 years in prison. 44-year-old Sam McConnell victims include a family member who was assaulted for years starting when she was 6. However McConnell – despite the harsh sentence – will be able…more »

CHP RELEASING MORE DETAILS REGARDING HWY 99 DOUBLE-FATAL

CHP RELEASING MORE DETAILS REGARDING HWY 99 DOUBLE-FATAL

CHP giving out more details on an accident we reported on last Friday morning at HWY 99 and Oswald, just south of the Yuba City limits – Now confirming it was a double-fatal. Investigators report that around 6:45am, 32-year-old Daryl Wayde Taylor of Yuba city veered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a pick-up…more »

CHP OFFICER HIT BY SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER

CHP OFFICER HIT BY SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER

A Yuba/Sutter CHP officer is hospitalized with serious injuries after being hit by a suspected drunk driver, while directing traffic at Lomo Crossing around 1:00 Saturday morning. A Chico State student, 21-year-old Lucas Nelson was arrested and booked into the Sutter County Jail, but has already been released on bail. The injured officer remains in…more »

INVESTIGATION OF ROSEVILLE QUADRUPLE HOMICIDE TURNS UP 3RD CRIME SCENE

INVESTIGATION OF ROSEVILLE QUADRUPLE HOMICIDE TURNS UP 3RD CRIME SCENE

Investigators have identified a third crime scene in connection to a quadruple homicide in Roseville.  Police say the crime scene was found in a rural part of Siskiyou County, where investigators believe the man, who found dead inside Shankar Hangud’s car, was killed.  Hangud was arrested Monday after he turned himself in to the Mount…more »

PALERMO MAN FACING CHARGES OF POSSESSING EXPLOSIVE DEVICE

PALERMO MAN FACING CHARGES OF POSSESSING EXPLOSIVE DEVICE

A Palermo man has pled not guilty to possession of an explosive device and felony intoxication after Butte County Deputies responded to reports of a man sitting in his vehicle – in the middle of the night – and yelling while parked on the side of North Villa Road near Railroad Avenue. Deputies searched Brian…more »

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