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.

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A dry and warmer than average Presidents' Day and work week is expected as high pressure dominates our weather. High temperatures will make the mid to upper 60s and the next chance for rain isn't until next Sunday.
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