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: 1246042

Reported Deaths: 19304
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles4083967700
San Bernardino941061129
Riverside877221443
San Diego834211019
Orange793431577
Kern41957448
Fresno38712488
Sacramento37884581
Santa Clara35457482
Alameda29972514
San Joaquin25920509
Contra Costa24475261
Stanislaus22399426
Tulare20913312
Ventura20308183
Imperial16364356
Monterey15837122
San Francisco15639160
San Mateo14614170
Sonoma12319157
Merced12175181
Santa Barbara11602136
Kings1136687
Solano1073181
Marin7808129
Placer666471
Madera634686
San Luis Obispo631138
Shasta513250
Yolo493077
Santa Cruz455828
Butte414860
Sutter356517
Napa309118
El Dorado25464
Lassen21603
Yuba215810
San Benito192917
Tehama172425
Mendocino159423
Nevada13489
Tuolumne10558
Glenn95410
Lake95120
Humboldt9199
Colusa7376
Siskiyou7223
Amador63816
Mono5493
Calaveras47822
Del Norte3391
Inyo30416
Plumas2200
Trinity1640
Modoc1510
Mariposa1433
Alpine510
Sierra230
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 54°
Oroville
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 49°
Paradise
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 54°
Chester
Clear
23° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 23°
Red Bluff
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 45°
Willows
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 54°
It certainly didn't feel like early December around northern California this afternoon with plentiful sunshine and much warmer than average highs. A cold front is approaching, but we unfortunately don't have rain or snow in our forecast.
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