Top headlines: Thursday, January 11

Top Headlines: Thursday January 11

Here are the top headlines for Thursday, January 11.

Shasta County cold case suspect turns himself in

Three people are in Shasta County Jail for a murder that happened about 25 years ago.

Brian Hawkins came to KRCR News Channel 7 and confessed to the murder of Frank McCalister in 1993.

The two other suspects in custody are Shanna Culver and Curtis Culver.

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17 dead in Southern California mudslides

Several people are dead and others missing in Southern California due to mudslides.

About 400 homes have been destroyed or damaged.

As of the last update, 17 people have died.

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Butte College students dead in Yolo County crash

Three of the six victims who died a crash in Yolo County Sunday were former or current students at Butte College, according to officials.

Officials said Cristhian Lopez studied biological science from 2010 to 2017. His wife Raquel Lopez attended the college in 2017 for early childhood education. Cristhian's sister Yaneth attended the college in 2017 and was enrolled for 2018, studying nutrition and food sciences.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 5 near Woodland.

New DWR Director named

A new director of the Department of Water Resources has been named.

Governor Jerry Brown appointed a member of his staff to the position Wednesday.

Karla Nemeth will replace Grant Davis as director.

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Commercial crab season to open Monday

After several delays, the commercial crab season on the North Coast is set to open on Monday, January 15.

The season had been delayed three times after tests showed poor meat quality.

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