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What You Need to Know: August 21

Good Morning North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day for August 21, 2018.

Posted: Aug 21, 2018 7:27 AM
Updated: Aug 21, 2018 7:32 AM

Wild High-Speed Chase through Butte County
Action News Now is working to learn more about a wild high-speed chase early Tuesday morning. It started near Oroville and made its way through Downtown Chico at around 2 a.m. Chico police say the suspects drove in circles in the parking lot of the Neighborhood Church when cornered on Notre Dame Boulevard starting a small vegetation fire. They were finally captured at East Avenue and Cohasset Road.

Alleged Fraudulent Contractor Behind Bars
Redding police arrested 46-year-old Troy Holladay for trying to target Carr Fire victims as a fraudulent contractor. Police say Holladay does not have a license and tried to ask for $1,500 in cash up front from an elderly woman. He also reportedly showed up at the victim’s home while high on methamphetamine. This is his 19th arrest in Shasta County.

Chico State Students Trained on Consent
Chico State is requiring incoming students to take part in a new program that teaches about consent before they can register for classes. It was initiated by a recent incident in which a student was pictured with racial slurs written on her arms that she did not consent to. The program will also focus on bystander intervention and alcohol abuse.

‘Tide’ Helps Carr Fire Survivors in Redding
The laundry detergent company “Tide” has set up shop at the Redding Walmart to help clean laundry for Carr Fire victims. They will do two loads of laundry free of charge. They are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Downtown Chico Businesses Unite to Help Carr Fire Victims
Downtown Chico businesses will host a “One Night Charity” event Wednesday. They will be donating funds to Shasta Regional Foundation in Redding for Carr Fire victims.

New Rules for Recycling
Some new rules around recycling are causing some big headaches for recycling companies and consumers. Some of them are only “clean” cardboard can be recycled and recycling can’t be in a plastic bag.

New Chico Mural Promotes Peace
A new mural by Shepard Fairy is painted on the “Chico Peace and Justice Center” on Broadway Street. An unveiling will be hosted at the mural at 6:30 p.m.

Family Murder Suspect Returns to Court in Colorado
The Colorado man charged in the murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters will be back in court Tuesday. Thirty-three-year-old Chris Watts told police he strangled his wife only after he caught her strangling their children. He had asked her for a reason for separation. Watts allegedly dumped their bodies in an oil field where he worked.

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Another disturbance will cross northern California through tomorrow. The biggest effect will be stronger wind in the valley tonight through Thursday. There are no watches or warnings for fire danger, but the wind won't help.
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