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What you need to know: July 11

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on July 11, 2019.

Posted: Jul 11, 2019 8:41 AM
Updated: Jul 11, 2019 9:58 AM

Redding police arrest stabbing suspect

Redding police arrested stabbing suspect early Thursday morning. Officers said Margaret Brice stabbed a victim along the Sacramento River Trail around 3 a.m. Police say they spoke to the victim, who identified Brice as the suspect. When officers found her, they say she had blood on her clothes. The victim is expected to be OK. Brice is now behind bars in the Shasta County Jail for attempted murder and a parole violation. 

Wall Street Journal: PG&E knew power line responsible for Camp Fire posed wildfire threat 

A report by the Wall Street Journal claims that PG&E knew for one year that the power line that sparked the Camp Fire posed a wildfire threat. However, instead of repairing that line the energy giant placed it low on the list of priorities. In a statement, PG&E said it disagrees with the journal's conclusions.

AB430 passes through to next committee

Assemblyman James Gallagher's Camp Fire housing bill passed another committee. AB430 passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee with bipartisan support Wednesday. The bill seeks to speed up the environmental review process for housing projects. It now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Man arrested on multiple felony charges after standoff with Butte County deputies

The Butte County Sheriff's Office has released new details regarding a standoff in Nord Wednesday morning. Authorities say Carl Ackerman told his estranged wife he was going to kill himself and his two young children. After that, an hours-long standoff with deputies ensued. The children were not hurt. Deputies safely took Ackerman into custody where he now faces various felony charges. 

1 arrested in connection to stabbing, robbery in Chico

A man is now behind bars for stabbing a victim and stealing a bicycle in Chico. Police arrested Anthony McEnespy-Mendoza Wednesday morning near the former Graduate bar in Chico. The victim is expected to be OK. McEnespy-Mendoza was charged with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. 

The Gulf of Mexico prepares for Hurricane Barry

People from Texas to Florida are bracing for what's expected to become the first hurricane of the 2019 storm season. They are calling the storm system Hurricane Barry.

Labor secretary refuses to resign amid plea deal allegations

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is rejecting calls to resign, and insisting the plea deal he worked out with billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was the best he could get. That's despite another victim coming out and saying she was assaulted by the wealthy financer back in the early 2000s when she was fifteen. 

Authorities investigating sexual assault reports at border facilities

Customs and Border Protection is investigating reports of sexual assault at one of its facilities. Friday, the DHS and Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General will answer questions at a House hearing on detention center conditions. 

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