What you need to know: Feb. 18

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Feb. 18.

Posted: Feb 18, 2020 8:42 AM
Updated: Feb 18, 2020 9:03 AM

Local woman returns to U.S. after being quarantined in Japan

A Red Bluff woman has returned home from Japan where she was quarantined on the Diamond Princess Cruise ship. She provided Action News Now with pictures and videos she took after leaving the ship. She says she's grateful to be back on U.S. soil, but concerned about possible coronavirus exposure on the flight.

Chico police searching for suspect who robbed local hardware store

A local business is the latest target of crime and this morning, police are on the lookout
for a man who used pepper spray in his attack. Surveillance cameras captured photos Monday and Chico police say the guy they are looking for is a white male, wearing a black hoodie. Officers say the thief attacked an employee with pepper spray and stole power tools. That employee is expected to be okay.

Lassen County Sheriff’s Office searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ man

This morning, Northern California law enforcement is on the hunt for a man they describe as "armed and dangerous.” He is wanted for kidnapping and rape. Maitland Carpenter is recognizable from his distinct visible tattoos. The woman he is accused of taking off with, Dorothie Crosby of Susanville has been found safe.

Antelope Fire burns 120 acres in Tahoe National Forest

CAL FIRE crews worked to put out a vegetation fire that burned more than 100-acres. The Antelope Fire, which CAL FIRE attributed to low humidity, windy conditions, and low rain- burned more than 120-acres in the Tahoe National forest Monday. Fire crews also say a large fire break in the area helped them stop the fire quickly. No word yet on what caused the fire.

City of Red Bluff falls short of meeting California's housing requirements

The City of Red Bluff has fallen short of its housing development goals set by the state of California. In California, cities are required to submit a housing plan to the state. That plan determines how the city plans to address housing growth, needs, and development. It also impacts how much state money is allocated to cities like Red Bluff.

Woodlands Apartment Complex plans to open up new housing units

New low-income housing is set to open in Redding soon. This is the second phase for the Woodlands area development on Polk Street. Right now, 10 units are open through referral with "health and human services" while another 10 units are in the works for low-income families.

Paradise Unified School District could cut over 50 full-time positions

Happening tonight, the Paradise Unified School District will discuss its plans to possibly get rid of 72 full-time positions at the end of this school year. The district is scaling back teachers because the number of students has decreased by 50% since the Camp Fire. 56 of those positions are already vacant. The cuts would also mean fewer courses offered at the upper levels.

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