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.

Confirmed Cases: 783313

Reported Deaths: 15018
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2598176330
Riverside566811153
San Bernardino52287908
Orange518731127
San Diego44293796
Kern31261350
Fresno27560355
Sacramento21171375
Alameda20494374
Santa Clara20252296
San Joaquin19793414
Stanislaus16289332
Contra Costa15734199
Tulare15599256
Ventura12236143
Imperial11558314
San Francisco1069697
San Mateo9522143
Monterey936066
Santa Barbara8846110
Merced8750134
Kings726877
Sonoma6998114
Marin6557112
Solano608555
Madera429658
Placer342841
San Luis Obispo336027
Yolo274054
Butte273835
Santa Cruz21898
Sutter164210
Napa160413
San Benito129011
Yuba11187
El Dorado10644
Mendocino83318
Lassen7310
Shasta66814
Glenn5503
Colusa5096
Nevada5066
Tehama4904
Humboldt4826
Lake45910
Calaveras31114
Amador28616
Tuolumne2214
Inyo18714
Mono1642
Siskiyou1610
Del Norte1361
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc230
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Overcast
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Hi: 90° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 62°
Oroville
Overcast
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Hi: 89° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 62°
Paradise
Overcast
62° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 62°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 79° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 32°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 94° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 65°
Willows
Overcast
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Hi: 93° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 62°
Most of the forecast will remain pleasant and seasonable with big changes possible by next weekend.
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