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Some roads are back open Thursday morning after a late-night chase that ended in a crash on Dayton and Elmer Roads. Deputies arrested two people they say were involved in the chase. Chico police said the chase started in Hamilton City and that it involved a shooting suspect in Glenn County.
The Bear Fire continues to burn in Butte County. As of Thursday morning, it has burned 77,950 acres. It is 35% contained. Fire crews said it will take some time to make sure there is no threat to the Berry Creek and Feather Falls areas. This morning, there will be a cold front moving across the region making the airmass unstable and bringing stronger wind gusts. Because of this, CAL FIRE says, there is the potential for erratic fire behavior on some parts of the fire.
The Oroville City Council unanimously voted to declare the state of emergency during a special city council meeting on Wednesday. Mayor Chuck Reynolds said now the city can apply for federal funding to help in the recovery. There is no time frame as far as when funding could start coming in, but right now the focus is on cleaning up the toxic ash.
Butte County investigators are seeking the publics' help in locating an Oroville woman they say used a fire victim’s stolen credit card. Detectives said Sunshine Galvez, of Oroville, used the card at Home Depot in Oroville. They said she’s an associate of a man they arrested for burglary in an evacuation zone.
Sheriff: Woman arrested for stabbing in Quincy
A woman is behind bars this morning after Plumas County deputies say she stabbed a man to death. Zora Holt allegedly stabbed a man to death on 144 Forest View Drive in Quincy Wednesday afternoon. The sheriff’s office identified the man who died as Cyrus Seely. Holt is facing murder charges.
Census Bureau court battle
A California-based U.S. District Court Judge is expected to hold a hearing focused on the U.S. Census Bureau. Last week, the judge issued a restraining order, preventing the bureau from wrapping up nationwide county by Sept. 30. A coalition of cities and civil rights groups say the census should be extended a month, to make sure the count is accurate.