Jan 1, 2015 3:09 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett
The first baby of the New Year in Shasta County arrived at 3:42 a.m. at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
Luke Hale is a healthy baby boy, who weighed in at 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 22 inches long.
His mother Tasha was in labor for 24 hours ... and is now resting comfortably. She told Action News Now she feels very blessed and happy.
Her husband Zachary is a marine currently serving overseas.
The first baby born in Butte County arrived at Feather River Hospital in Paradise at 12:34 a.m.
Susan Her weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces, and is 20 inches long. She is the sixth child born to Mother Kua Her, and both are doing fine.