What you need to know: May 15

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on May 15, 2019.

Posted: May 15, 2019 9:01 AM

Camp Fire survivors move into Oroville FEMA trailers

Finding housing after the Camp Fire continues to be a challenge for many. As of this week, FEMA said nearly 350 travel trailers are placed across the region with more than 575 locations and infrastructure identified for even more assistance in Butte County. One of those FEMA housing locations is in Oroville, with dozens of people now moving in. This new park has 40 temporary mobile homes. 

Paradise Irrigation District provides update on water safety in Camp Fire burn scar

The Paradise Irrigation District gave the community an update on water safety after the Camp Fire. The district said to date, they have taken over 800 samples. Most of those samples contain no regulated volatile organic compounds.

Shasta County murder suspect appears in court

A Shasta County man charged with killing another man and that victims' two dogs faced a judge for a preliminary hearing. Kody Smith is charged with killing Richard Maxion along with his two dogs on February 12. Smith will be back in court on May 29.

Part of Placer County Jail remains closed after hazmat incident

The booking area in the South Placer County Jail remains closed after a hazmat incident. A substance caused medical reactions strong enough to send four inmates, eight staff jail members, and one K-9 to the hospital. Toxicology tests are now underway and the substance remains unknown.

Shasta County officials vote to continue research into proposed Redding navigational center

The Shasta County Board of Supervisors voted to continue researching a proposed homeless and navigational center for Redding. Now, officials are working to find funding.

Officials say Oroville Reservoir levels, forecasted rain are not a cause for concern

Lake Oroville levels are at 889 feet, which is 11 feet from the top. With more rain on the way, some community members have expressed concern. However, officials are speaking out saying that they do not believe there is any cause for concern.

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