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What you need to know: Jan. 15

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Jan. 15.

Posted: Jan 15, 2020 9:01 AM

Redding cleanup, over 10,000 pounds of trash removed

Volunteers removed more than 10,000 pounds of junk, trash, and debris, from the Henderson open space and other Redding parks. Officers with the Anderson Police Department, California Highway Patrol, and Fish & Wildlife took part. Those on hand said had this area not been clean, much of the trash would have made its way into the Sacramento River.

Chico Police arrest man for stolen vehicle, evading an officer

It was a wild scene on Tuesday afternoon, right along a busy intersection in Chico. Police took down a wanted man, driving a stolen truck. It happened near the Boot Barn at East Avenue and Esplanade. Police said they spotted Robert Garcia, wanted on a felony warrant for a parole violation. He took off running a stop sign, slamming into an SUV then, bailing out and taking off on foot. Officers with guns drawn arrested Garcia.

Oroville Dam spillway siren sounds

Oroville will test its new spillway sirens today. Residents and visitors near Oroville Dam can expect to hear loud siren noises after 10 a.m. following a "this is only a test," verbal announcement. There will be multiple 10-second soundings over the course of several hours. The sirens will notify nearby people that the dam's main spillway is releasing water.

Pelosi announces seven impeachment managers to argue case in Senate trial

The house is set to send articles of impeachment to the Senate. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that President Trump’s trial will begin Tuesday. A decision on whether to call witnesses will happen after house democrats make their case. Democrats are offering new evidence: handwritten notes and text messages from an associate of President Trump’s personal attorney.

6 takeaways from the Democratic debate in Iowa

6 of the 12 remaining democratic candidates for president battled it out Tuesday night in Des Moines, Iowa for the latest Democratic presidential debate. Foreign policy played a big role in discussions. It was the first debate since the military escalation with Iran and the Iowa caucus is in three weeks. Its winner historically takes the democratic nomination.

Video appears to show two missiles striking Ukrainian passenger plane over Iran

This morning, several people are now in custody in connection to the downing of the Ukrainian jet over Iran. Iranian media said one of those taken into custody was the witness who first posted the video that appeared to show the Ukrainian plane hit by a missile. The Iranian government’s admission accidentally shot down the plane sparked a fourth day of protests in that nation’s capital.

US keeps text of China trade deal under wraps until it's signed

After 18 months of trade tensions with China, President Trump is scheduled to sign phase one of a trade deal with that nation. The president and china's chief negotiator will sign the deal, which eases some U.S. sanctions, and China will increase purchases of U.S. goods. The deal, finalized in December, does little to force China to make major reforms the Trump administration had pushed for.

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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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