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What you need to know: Jan. 20

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Jan. 20.

Posted: Jan 20, 2020 8:43 AM
Updated: Jan 20, 2020 9:41 AM

PG&E planned power outage

A planned PG&E power shut-off had some people on the ridge without electricity, during overnight hours. The shut-off lasted for about two hours beginning at around midnight. Crews used the time to upgrade a substation and perform light maintenance on high-voltage equipment. This shut-off impacted nearly 4,000 homes and businesses in the area.

Chico Police Street Crimes D Unit, Winter arrest week 5

Week five of the Chico Police Department Street Crimes D Unit netted another round of suspects, 14 to be exact, with a wide range of offenses. Charges range from driving a stolen car, possession of drugs or a loaded firearm to probation violations and disorderly conduct. So far, the street crimes unit has made a total of 50 arrests this month.

Chico Police arrest man for threatening convenience store employee

Chico police arrested Michael Gardenhire near east 20th street, early Sunday morning. He's accused of threatening an employee at the 7-11 on Forest Avenue with a knife. Officers say Gardenhire also had a handgun, as well as a fake firearm on him. After threatening that employee, Gardenhire took off on a bike. He's now in the Butte County Jail.

Redding Police arrest axe wielding man

Another similar, more violent incident, this time the suspect used an axe to threaten people near an am-pm gas station. Redding police say early Sunday morning, Donald Priddy was swinging an axe and threatening people. Officers arrived and say they found Priddy lying on the ground next to the axe. He refused to move away from the axe, and that's when police sent in a K-9 to assist. Officers took Priddy to Shasta Regional Medical Center and to the county jail.

New K9 officer joins the Orland Police Department

The Orland Police Department has a new partner in K-9 officer. "Dutch" is a three-year-old German Shepherd and Belgian mix. He will be partnered with Officer Roenspie, he'll attend a basic handler school in March to be certified for sniffing out narcotics and suspect apprehension.

Cal OES teams work on recovery plans for Puerto Rico

Emergency management teams from Cal OES are fine-tuning recovery plans for Puerto Rico; battered by earthquakes. The recovery teams are coordinating with local first responders to hammer out the best plans for moving forward. New resources will be coming into Puerto Rico, as the president has signed a major disaster declaration for the island.

Schumer on Senate impeachment trial: 'We will force votes' on witnesses and documents

The impeachment trial is set to kick off tomorrow. Today, the seven house managers presenting the impeachment case are tweaking their arguments after a strategy session Sunday. An outline of the president’s defense is due this afternoon. They will argue that even if President Trump did abuse power, the constitution says that is not an impeachable offense.

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