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What you need to know: Feb. 22

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Feb. 22, 2019.

Posted: Feb 22, 2019 9:14 AM
Updated: Feb 22, 2019 9:31 AM

Authorities capture wanted felon living on burned property in Concow

Authorities captured wanted felon Alex Bettencourt of San Jose living in a tent on a burned property in Concow. The sheriff's office says he had a number weapons with him including a throwing star and two felony warrants for his arrest. Deputies also found a stolen motorcycle. Bettencourt now faces three additional felony charges.

Deputies searching for three suspects connected to Chico honey oil lab explosion

The sheriff's office is searching for three people connected to a honey oil lab explosion at a home on Burnap Avenue in North Chico. Deputies arrested Brittney Larsen, 28, of Chico. They say her 5-month-old baby was inside the home and the child's room was being used to store marijuana. Investigators believe the operation was connected to an illegal mobile dispensary. 

Redding cleanup crews work to clear storm debris

Cleanup crews in Redding are working to clear hundreds of down trees and tree limbs in city parks from last week's snowstorm. They say Enterprise Park and River Trail were especially hit hard. Crews are asking people to stay off the trails until work is complete.

Paradise Town Council to hold public workshop on rebuilding Paradise

The Paradise Town Council will hold a public workshop to hear what the community has in mind for the future of Paradise.  The meeting is at Paradise Alliance Church on Clark Road at 10 a.m. Friday morning. The council will have consultant Urban Design Associates lead the discussion. 

California's insurance commissioner hosts free, 2-day workshop for Camp Fire victims

This weekend, California's insurance commissioner is hosting a free, 2-day workshop to help with Camp Fire insurance claims. The workshop will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Laxson Auditorium at Chico it ends Sunday and Noon.

More than 1,000 Feather River Hospital employees laid off

More than 1,000 Feather River Hospital Employees have been laid off. Hospital officials say repairs on the building, damaged by the Camp Fire, should take at least one year. Adventist Health says it will help employees find new jobs at different locations in the company. 

Placer County Sheriff's Office finds lost hiker in Gold Run

The Placer County Sheriff's Office says a hiker's GPS device helped them find her after 24 hours in the freezing cold in Gold Run. Volunteers found the 60-year-old woman soaking wet, with hypothermia and frostbite. She is expected to be OK. 

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Temperatures will stay around or slightly above average, and the potential for mountain thunderstorms will linger on Sunday. Sunny skies, warm temperatures, and dry conditions are on the way for your first work week of August.
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