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What You Need to Know: Jan. 3

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Jan. 3, 2019.

Posted: Jan 3, 2019 8:56 AM

Fatal Crash North of Chico

California Highway Patrol has confirmed a fatal crash north of Chico. Action News Now has confirmed at least one person was killed in the crash at around 6 a.m. Thursday morning. Cal Trans says there is one-way traffic control on Highway 99 near Hamilton Nord Highway.

Final Day to Submit Thoughts on Debris Handling Site

Thursday is the final day to submit thoughts on where a Camp Fire debris-handling site should be located according to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. A spokesperson recommends reviewing their environmental assessment before sending in comments. 

Neal Road Landfill to Begin Accepting Camp Fire Debris

Starting Monday, the Neal Road Landfill in Paradise will begin to accept debris from the Camp Fire. If you are cleaning up your property, you will need a certificate from Butte County Environmental Health. 

Bearadise Statue to Remain in Paradise 

The iconic "Welcome to Bearadise" statue will remain in Paradise. Black Bear Diner announced a week ago that it would move it to Mount Shasta until the rebuilding process is over, but community members said they did not want to lose the statue that survived the Camp Fire. The diner has now announced it will stay. 

Placer County Deputies Arrest Man for Identity Theft

Deputies in Placer County arrested Adolph Williams for possessing more than a dozen victim's private information. Deputies say they found 38 items, including IDs, credit cards and mail in his car in Lincoln. 

The City of Chico Settles $950,000 Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The city of Chico has settled a nearly million dollar wrongful death lawsuit for the police shooting death of 19-year-old Breanne Sharpe. Investigators say Sharpe was high on meth when she drove her car at officers during a chase in 2013. Sharpe's mother claimed that the officers used excessive force. 

Oroville City Council Repeals Commercial Cannabis Ordinance

The newly-seated Oroville City Council has voted to repeal and replace a December ordinance. This means that the city will no longer change its zoning to allow for recreational marijuana businesses. Separately, the city council voted unanimously to extend a temporary ban on rent increases of 10 percent for 10 more months. 

Partial Government Shutdown: Day 13

Today, Democrats taking control of the house are expected to introduce new legislation to try to end the shutdown. Representative Nancy Pelosi said the house will pass legislation without funds for the border wall. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell says the Senate would not take up a bill that the President will not sign. 

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