What you need to know: Oct. 16

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Oct. 16.

Posted: Oct 16, 2019 8:59 AM
Updated: Oct 16, 2019 10:18 AM

Man who showed up to Mt. Shasta police saying he murdered 4 people, will face judge today

The suspect in the case of the quadruple murder will face a judge for the first time on Wednesday. Police said 53-year-old Shankar Hangud will be arraigned in a Placer County Courthouse Wednesday at 1 p.m. Hangud is charged with four counts of murder. 

Police said he confessed to killing four family members, including two children. Three of the victims were found in his apartment, the fourth body was in his car, found by police after Hangud walked into the Mt. Shasta Police Department turning himself in.

Anderson police searching for ACE Hardware break-in suspects

Investigators in Anderson are searching for a group of people who stole from thousands of dollars worth of equipment from the ACE Hardware store. The suspects hit the store early Saturday, Oct. 5 at 4 a.m., it is suspected that they used a bolt cutter to smash the glass and made off with more than $14,000 worth of equipment, according to investigators.

PG&E says they made the right call shutting power off

Almost a week since the North State experienced a PG&E power shutoff. The utility is saying it "made the right call" to cut power. In a press release, PG&E released photos showing wind-related damage and hazards found during inspections following the shutoff. It says those inspections found damage in more than 100 places, and that anyone of those problems could have sparked a wildfire. 

Date to file claims at PG&E is approaching 

Time is running out to file a claim against PG&E if you suffered losses as a result of the Camp Fire. The deadline is Monday, October 21, 2019, by 5 p.m. PST. You can submit claims online, by mail or in person at a PG&E claim service centers - you can find all the information you need by clicking, HERE

Butte College Explorer fair happening today

The 4th annual Butte College Explorer fair happens Wednesday evening, at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico. The fair runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. there will be hands-on booths from local business, industry and public agencies - all, which utilize the "steam" skills. The explorers' fair is free and focused on students K-8.

Fire at Bay Area oil facility prompts shelter in place

An explosion and fire tore through storage tanks at the NuStar Energy LP facility in Crockett, California, about 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. The fire is now out, with fire crews getting containment. The fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters were able to control the two burning ethanol tanks with foam, but the flames reignited a short time later.'

Earthquake shakes part of Central California and Bay Area

Those fires from the oil facility came after two more earthquakes rattled the Bay Area this week. A 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Benito county, just a few miles south of Hollister. This was followed by a 3.4 magnitude quake in Pleasant Hill. Firefighters have not yet determined what started the refinery fire and it is unclear if it is related to these quakes.

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