Butte County jail escape | Heat wave | Bill bolsters defensible space inspections
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Thursday, Sept. 1.
Search underway for inmate who escaped Butte County Jail
A search is underway for an inmate who escaped Wednesday from the Butte County Jail in Oroville. The Sheriff’s Office says it believes 34-year-old Miles Michael Kenneth Bondley escaped an exercise yard and should be considered dangerous.
— Andre Byik, NSPR
Arraignment scheduled for man charged in Oroville bus shooting
Sacramento resident Asaahdi Coleman is accused of shooting five people on a Greyhound bus in Oroville in February and is facing multiple charges, including murder and attempted murder. Tuesday, Butte County Judge Michael Candela held Coleman to answer the charges after Coleman waived his right to a preliminary hearing, according to court documents. An arraignment is scheduled for Sept.14.
— Andre Byik, NSPR
Upcoming heat wave prompts energy concerns
Operators of California’s power grid expect to issue calls for voluntary conservation of electricity during a prolonged heat wave building over the holiday weekend. Temperatures are expected to be 10-20 degrees above normal.
— CapRadio Staff
Newsom signs bill aimed at protecting homes from wildfire
Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill designed to bolster the state’s defensible space inspections. The legislation was sponsored by state Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and is a response to a report from last year that found Cal Fire was falling far short of its goals in checking defensible space around homes and buildings.
— Danielle Venton (KQED), The California Report
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