What You Need to Know: September 14

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

Posted: Sep 14, 2018 8:59 AM

Delta Fire Update

I-5 is open this morning with some traffic control between Lamoine and Pollard Flats. The Delta Fire is 60,018 acres and 28 percent contained. The U.S. Forest Service says 17 homes have been destroyed. 

Shasta County District Attorney Cracks Down on Carr Fire Fraud

The Shasta County District Attorney's Office continues its crackdown on fraud surrounding the Carr Fire. Nine arrests have been made in a two-day sting operation to catch unlicensed contractors. Those 9 scammers are now facing felony charges for posing as contractors in times of a disaster.

Redding Police Arrest Suspect in Explosions Case

Redding Police have arrested a suspect connected to a series of high-profile incidents involving explosives in Shasta County. Police say Daniel Kuykendall, 51, has been on the run since February. His arrest was part of a larger sting operation - leading to five arrests and the seizure of thousands of dollars of drugs and cash. 

Anderson Teacher Arrested on Suspicion of Inappropriate Relationship with a Student

A high school teacher in Anderson is behind bars this morning on suspicion of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Police arrested Daniel Schafer, 35, of Redding, who is a former teacher of Anderson New Tech High School. Police are investigating the case, along with the Shasta County District Attorney's office. No further details have been released. 

Road Closure in Yuba City

Starting tonight at 7 p.m. through Sunday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.,  Second Street will be closed in Yuba City. This closure will allow crews to put in new girders for the second street under-crossing. The Fifth Street bridge will remain open to vehicles only. 

Construction on Oro-Quincy Highway

Repair work on the Oro-Quincy Highway southeast of Oroville will be delayed another year. Heavy rainstorms damaged the road in January of 2017. Several state and federal requests for funding still need to be completed. Construction will begin around April of 2019 and repairs should be finished by the fall. 

Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall in North Carolina

Hurricane Florence has made landfall as a Category 1 storWrightsvilleville beach, North Carolina. The national hurricane center says maximum winds are around 90 miles per hour. More than one million and a half residents along the coast have been told to evacuate their homes. 

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