What you need to know: Nov. 13

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Nov. 13.

Posted: Nov 13, 2019 9:19 AM

Chico City Council moves forward with creating districts for local elections

The Chico City Council voted to create districts for local elections. This comes after two lawsuits claiming the current voting system discriminates towards Chico's Latino population. The city will have to create new districts as the Chico does not have them laid out.

Chico residents end recall effort against mayor and city councilor

The push to recall chico mayor Randall Stone and council-member Karl Ory has ended. In a statement, the group which had been pushing for the recall said it is ending the movement due to the city council's decision regarding the change to voting districts. Members said they will set their sights and energies on the 2020 election.

Redding man expected in court for murder of 20-year-old woman

A man Redding police said strangled a woman with a phone cord is expected to be back in court on Wednesday. Police said Jerome Dzwonek killed Larissa Cole, then hid her body behind Viking Skate Fun Center in October. During last week's court appearance, Dzwonek pled not guilty to first-degree murder charges.

The latest: PG&E settlement

PG&E is offering up to $13.5 billion dollars to settle wildfire claims. That amount is up from the initial settlement offer of $11 billion dollars. PG&E also extended its bankruptcy court-approved deadline, for victims to file claims. That date is December 31st and 5 p.m. you file a claim online, at a claim service center, or by mail.

READ: Adam Schiff's opening statement in the impeachment hearing

The first hearing for the impeachment investigation has begun. The first two witnesses are Bill Taylor, America's top diplomat in Ukraine. And George Kent a Senior State Department official in charge of policy involving Ukraine. The hearings continue Friday and there will be at least three more sessions, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

Trump to meet Turkey's ErdoÄŸan on first day of public impeachment hearings

At the heels of the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday, President Trump will welcome the president of turkey to the white house. the visit comes about a month after President Trump withdrew U.S. troops from northern Syria, allowing Turkish forces to move into the area taking military action against Kurdish fighters who had previously supported U.S. troops.

This arctic blast is shattering hundreds of records and causing deadly road conditions

An arctic blast is blanketing much of the U.S. with teeth-chattering temperatures. Temperatures in some areas hit 20-to-40 degrees lower than usual for this time of year. The unexpected cold is causing havoc for travel, causing accidents and canceling flights. Forecasters said it could be almost a week before there is any relief in the harsh conditions.

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The last two days saw quite a bit of rain in Northern California. Today we could see more but the showers look to be more isolated today than in previous days. Highs today are expected to reach the upper 50s to lower 60s.
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