What You Need to Know: Jan. 14

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Jan. 14, 2019.

Posted: Jan 14, 2019 9:02 AM

Chico Police Investigating Mass-Overdose Incident

Chico police are investigating a mass overdose that killed one person and hospitalized more than a dozen others. Police say they believe the overdoses were caused by Fentanyl. Every EMT unit in the city responded to a home on Santana Court early Saturday morning. The Butte County Sheriff's Office has just released the identity of the victim killed Monday morning. 

PG&E CEO Resigns

PG&E CEO Geisha Williams has resigned. The utility officially declared bankruptcy on Monday in the face of billions in lawsuits from wildfires. PG&E is also discussing a $5 billion financing package with lenders that would allow the company to continue operating during chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Camp Fire Debris Cleanup Largest in State History

Lawmakers are now calling the Camp Fire debris cleanup the largest in state history. It is expected to cost $1.7 billion. The deadline to fill out a right-of-entry form is Jan. 31. 

Shasta County Jail Expands

More than 100 new beds have been added to the Shasta County Jail. The Redding Police Chief says the expansion should help keep repeat criminals in jail. The chief says over a six month period, the same 30 people accounted for more than 400 arrests.

Del Oro Water Safe to Drink

Del Oro Water Company says new test results show the water in the Del Oro area is safe to drink. Although, if you detect any orders you should report it. In the meantime, the Paradise Irrigation District says its customers should still be using bottled water. 

Voluntary Evacuation Orders in Place for Riverside County

Voluntary evacuations are ordered for areas of Riverside County burned by the Holy Gire ahead of a storm expected today in Southern California.

Partial Government Shutdown: Day 24

It's day 24 of the partial government shutdown and there's still no end in sight. Both sides remain deadlocked over funding a border wall. President Trump heads to New Orleans Monday to speak to the American Farm Bureau about the shutdown, as well as the ongoing trade negotiations with China. 

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It's a warmer and windier day for our area in the wake of the storm from this weekend. A Red Flag Warning continues for the valley through 8pm and for the Sierra through late Tuesday morning, with hotter weather returning.
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