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What You Need to Know: Dec. 7

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Dec. 7.

Posted: Dec 7, 2018 9:06 AM

President Trump Nominates William Barr as Next Attorney General

President Trump has nominated William Barr as his next Attorney General. Barr was the Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush.

Man Leads Chico Police on High-Speed Chase

Chico police say Patrick Dowell led them on a high-speed chase in a stolen car early this morning. It started just after 2 a.m. Police say Dowell crashed into a trailer at West 8th Avenue and ran into a pool in someone's backyard before his arrest.

Evacuation Orders Underway for Homes in Southern California due to Mudslides

Evacuation orders are underway for hundreds of homes in Southern California. A storm system created mudslides and flooding in areas in Los Angeles and Orange County. 

Oroville Police Searching for Suspect in Murder of 86-Year-Old Woman

Oroville police are searching for the person who murdered 86-year-old Greta Putnam on the day the Camp Fire. She was found dead in her home in Cottonwood Estates Mobile Home Park. Police say her relative 21-year-old Dominic Potts has not been seen since her murder and is a potential suspect.

Redding Police Identify Suspect in Officer-Involved Shooting

Redding police say Benjamin Larson was killed by police after opening fire on two officers during a high-speed chase. It happened yesterday morning in the area of Knighton Road and I-5. The Sheriff's Office is now investigating.

Six People Unaccounted for due to Camp Fire

The Butte County Sheriff's Office says six people remain missing from the Camp Fire. Another idenitity has been released of the 85 people killed. 

Chico Airport Animal Shelter Closes

The Chico Airport has closed as a shelter for pets displaced by the Camp Fire. 300 cats and 150 dogs have now been moved to Old County Hospital in Oroville.

Mercy Medical Center Faces $30,000 Fine 

Mercy Medical Center in Redding is facing a $30,000 fine for not meeting licensing requirements. The California Department of Public Health says the hospital failed to provide adequate care to a patient back in 2017. Dignity Health is investigating.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3573549

Reported Deaths: 52491
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles119295421467
Riverside2897733792
San Bernardino2867552940
Orange2614083921
San Diego2606253303
Santa Clara1107551781
Kern103422877
Fresno955481443
Sacramento935281484
Alameda807771242
Ventura77749852
San Joaquin668291126
Contra Costa62720681
Stanislaus56235949
Tulare48013761
Monterey42261328
San Mateo39059515
San Francisco34291422
Santa Barbara32050413
Solano30115164
Merced29147401
Sonoma28193298
Imperial26909635
Kings22082220
Placer19861232
San Luis Obispo19696235
Madera15496214
Santa Cruz14671183
Marin13231197
Yolo12851185
Shasta11017174
Butte10970163
El Dorado9160100
Napa905369
Sutter888097
Yuba577337
San Benito577261
Lassen562419
Tehama508652
Nevada397274
Tuolumne396059
Mendocino381643
Amador346641
Humboldt321033
Lake316441
Glenn223023
Colusa213613
Calaveras191049
Siskiyou176014
Inyo131337
Mono12144
Del Norte10035
Plumas6536
Modoc4564
Mariposa3957
Trinity3705
Sierra1000
Alpine820
Unassigned00
Chico
Partly Cloudy
72° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 72°
Oroville
Partly Cloudy
71° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 71°
Chico
Partly Cloudy
72° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 72°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
73° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 73°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
73° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 73°
Chico
Partly Cloudy
72° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 72°
Sunshine and 70s for the next few days with a few clouds today the farther south you are located. We cool down this weekend with rain chances. Showers continue into next week.
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