What you need to know: July 18

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on July 18, 2019.

Posted: Jul 18, 2019 7:59 AM

Woman killed after falling into Rock Creek

A woman is dead after falling into Rock Creek in the Feather River Canyon. The Plumas County Sheriff's Department got the call about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday of a victim submerged and trapped in the water. Numerous agencies responded to the area near the Rock Creek Bridge, but efforts were not enough to save the woman. She was identified as Heather Noone. She had been walking along Rock Creek with her family when she fell into the water. Her husband tried pulling her out, but the current was too strong. 

Utility commission to hold public meetings regarding PG&E's proposed rate hikes

Two public meetings will be held Thursday regarding PG&E's proposed rake hikes. The California Public Utilities Commission wants to know what the public thinks about the requests which would raise a typical bill by $10.57 a month. The utility says it is requesting rate increases to make safety investments in helping reduce the risk of future wildfires on the heels of devastating 2017 and 2018 wildfire seasons. Two public hearings are scheduled for Thursday at 326 Huss Lane, Suite 100, in Chico. The first meeting is at 1 p.m. and the second meeting is at 6 p.m.

FEMA housing project underway in Gridley

FEMA continues to prepare sites for temporary housing after the Camp Fire. Construction on the Gridley Industrial Park began in May. Now, FEMA staff say this project is ahead of schedule. All the grass has been removed, the ground has been graded and infrastructure is going up. This is all in preparation for the homes to go in. Some trailers are already in place.

Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: More than 7,000 homes cleared of debris

Paradise town officials say more than 7,300 properties are now clear of debris. Additionally, 2,062 are now certified as clean, and ready to build on. The town has also issued 93 building permits and certificates of occupancy have been approved for two homes. The town will also start to hold community meetings at the Paradise Alliance Church the first Tuesday of each month as a way for the public to hear updates from local agencies.

Community speaks out against placement of violent, sexual predator in Tehama County

A plan to relocate a convicted sexual predator, Joshua Cooley, from Humboldt County to Tehama County is meeting resistance. Concerned community members, along with the Tehama County district attorney, met Wednesday night. Those opposed to Cooley's placement hope to convince the Humboldt County judge to reconsider the decision. The judge is set to make a decision on Friday in Eureka. Red Bluff community members plan to attend that session as well.

Suspect arrested for stealing ice cream truck in Sacramento

A man is behind bars Thursday morning after pulling off several armed car and truck jackings, with one of those being an ice cream truck. The incident happened in Sacramento. Police say the suspect stole an ice cream truck at gunpoint and took off. He crashed that ice cream truck and car-jacked a BMW. Sheriff's deputies went after him and saw him crash the BMW into a field. Members of the SWAT team arrested him shortly after.

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