Top headlines: Friday, January 12

Top headlines: Friday, January 12

Here are the top headlines for Friday, January 12.

Cold case suspects could make first court appearance Friday

The suspects in a 25-year-old Shasta County cold case murder could make their first court appearance Friday.

Brian Hawkins' confession at KRCR News Channel 7 started the new developments.

Hawkins, Shanna Culver and Curtis Culver allegedly lured 19-year-old Frank McAlister to Shingletown in 1993 and stabbed him to death.

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Officer injured in bizzare Redding arrest

An officer was hurt during a bizarre arrest in Redding.

Police said Luke Salyers claimed to have a gun but pointed a water bottle at police officers in Redding Thursday night.

Salyers was arrested after police responded to reports of a man acting suspiciously behind Lowe's on East Cypress Avenue.

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Fire breaks out at Gridley home

A fire broke out around 10:30 p.m. Thursday at a home in Gridley.

Firefighters managed to knock down the fire within minutes. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Mudslides in Southern California

The death toll in Southern California mudslides stands at 17.

Rescue teams and cadaver dogs are searching the debris, where hundreds of structures have been damaged or destroyed.

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PG&E could close Northstate substations

PG&E are in the early stage of talks to close some Northstate substations.

The company said "We are looking at the status of all of our facilities in our service area as part of a long term effort. In some instances we may open new offices, in others we may close some locations."

The union representing Northstate PG&E workers said the move could impact response time to power outages, since crews would be farther away.

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