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What You Need to Know: Oct. 23

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Oct. 23.

Posted: Oct 23, 2018 9:41 AM
Updated: Oct 23, 2018 12:14 PM

Highway 299 Reopens After Deadly Crash

Highway 299, near Fall River Mills, reopened around 2:30 a.m. this morning. It was shut down for hours following a fatal crash. A 20-year-old passenger, who has not yet been named, was ejected from a car and died on scene. Two others in the car are being treated for injuries. Authorities are investigating the cause. 

A String of Mysterious Fires Plague Cottonwood 

Residents in Cottonwood are living in fear after a string of fires has destroyed several homes and killed one person in their neighborhood. Six new suspicious fires broke out over the weekend, which brings the total number to 21 in just the last few months.

Authorities investigating House Fire in Redding 

Authorities are investigating a house fire in Redding. The home is located off of Duncan Lane and Churn Creek Road. Firefighters were unable to save the building. The fire broke out Monday afternoon. One man was in the home when the fire started, but he was able to make it out safely.

Authorities Search for Armed and Dangerous Butte County Man

The search is on for a man authorities consider armed and dangerous. The Butte County Sheriff's deputies say Anthony Hatcher tried to break into a Palermo home last week. Deputies then searched his trailer and found many guns - including an AK-47 and Mac 10, body armor and silencers. 

Man Charged with Stabbing Woman and Redding Hotel

A violent assault happened Monday night at Redding's Delux Inn, which ended with a woman being taken to the hospital and the suspected attacker behind bars. Timothy Pudwell, 61, of Redding, is charged with assaulting and trying to stab the female victim.

Power Restored to Customers in Chico

Power and service are back to normal this morning for thousands of PG&E customers in Chico, after a disruption left many in the dark center. The cause? PG&E said a tree branch hit a power line. 

Butte County Board of Supervisors to Vote on Pay Raise 

The Butte County Board of Supervisors will vote on whether to give themselves a pay raise. If passed, their salaries will increase from just over $59,000 to $61,000 per year. The pay hikes are expected to be finalized at the board of supervisors meeting this morning at 9 a.m in Oroville.

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