PG&E has now officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The utility has also received permission for $5.5 billion in bank loans to continue operations. It has cited billions of dollars in lawsuits for California wildfires.
Shasta County Arson Suspect Appears in Court
Tuesday, 19-year-old Samuel Scholfield will be back in court on arson charges. He's accused of setting a series of fires in Cottonwood and Anderson between July 27 and Oct. 26 of last year, one of which was deadly. He faces first-degree murder, attempted murder and arson if convicted. He could serve life in prison.
Tuesday, the Butte County Board of Supervisors will decide on an ordinance that could impact long-term housing for Camp Fire evacuees. They could vote to allow residents to open up homes to two trailers or two tents to house evacuees. They are also discussing places to set up RV parks. That meeting is at the chambers in Oroville at 9 a.m.
Right-of-Entry forms are due Thursday. If you need to turn in forms, you have two FEMA Mobile Recovery Centers you can visit. Those are open from noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesday in two locations: The Magalia Baptist Church in Magalia and the Pines Yankee Hill Hardware Store in Oroville.
Nine Butte County sheriff's deputies are on administrative leave for the shooting death of a suspect. Investigators say Richard Moulton tried to murder his ex-wife in Red Bluff Monday morning before fleeing to Durham. Deputies shot him near Aguas Frias Road on Highway 162 after they say he raised a handgun to them.
Tehama County sheriff's deputies say Carl Thayer was killed early Monday morning. They say Thayer intentionally crashed on Jellys Ferry Road after threatening to kill himself and his ex-wife. He was found armed with a knife. Deputies say they first tried a taser before shooting him. The woman was not injured.