What You Need to Know: Feb. 8

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Feb. 8, 2019.

Posted: Feb 8, 2019 8:58 AM
Updated: Feb 8, 2019 10:01 AM

Camp Fire Fatality Count Drops to 85

The Butte County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the fatality count for the Camp Fire has dropped from 86 to 85. Investigators say what was initially believed to have been the remains of two people were in fact just one person. Additionally, the number of people unaccounted for has dropped from three to two. A man Sacramento police had been looking for has been located and taken into custody. 

Butte County Renters Feeling the Pressure After the Camp Fire

Butte County renters say they are feeling pressure to make better offers after the Camp Fire, and some are even being forced out. Action News Now spoke with one renter who was told that the home she was renting was being put on the market, and she had the escrow period to move out. 

FEMA and Cal OES to Close Disaster Recovery Center in Oroville

FEMA and Cal OES are set to close the Oroville Disaster Recovery Center at 6 p.m. Friday. The Paradise and Chico centers will remain open. The deadline to register for FEMA assistance is next Friday, Feb. 15. That is the same deadline to turn in right of entry forms as well.

Anderson Homicide Suspect Makes Court Appearance

Michael Oconnel, accused of shooting and killing his roommate in Anderson Wednesday night, will make his first court appearance Friday. The sheriff's office says he admitted to the shooting his roommate at their home on Happy Valley Road. He will be arraigned in court this Friday morning. 

Man Sentenced for Assaulting Officer with Car

The Shasta County District Attorney said Robert Cronin-Mill will serve seven years in state prison after pleading guilty to assaulting an officer with a car. It happened during a chase in early December, which ended with a crash near the Mount Shasta Mall.

Oregon Man Behind Bars for Attempted Murder

Andrew Mason of Oregon is behind bars in Yreka for attempted murder. The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office says he hit someone over the head with a deadly weapon early Thursday morning on Walters Lane. The victim is now being treated for major injuries in Shasta County.

Siskiyou County Deputies Arrest Two Men for Robbery, Assault

Siskiyou County deputies arrested Blake Day and Steven Shilling for holding a man at gunpoint in his own home. It happened in Macdoel at around 10 a.m. on Monday morning. They are now charged with armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

Siskiyou County Deputies Investigating Suspicious Death

Siskiyou deputies are investigating a suspicious death. A utility worker found a body at the bottom of an embankment near a county road in the South County area around 11 a.m. on Thursday morning. Investigators say more details will be released once the crime scene is cleared.

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

Oroville police continue to search for the person who killed 86-year-old grandmother, Greta Putnam, in her mobile home on the day of the Camp Fire. Family members will hold a memorial service for her this Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Oroville Moose Lodge.

Camp Fire Memorial to be Held Friday

A community-wide memorial is planned for those who lost their lives in the Camp Fire. It starts at 4 p.m. on Friday in the Paradise Performing Arts Center. Action News Now will broadcast the service live on KNVN NBC Channel 24.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 292560

Reported Deaths: 6718
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1232563643
Riverside21957515
Orange20225376
San Diego17842406
San Bernardino16586293
Imperial7464125
Fresno728184
Alameda7245142
San Joaquin581761
Kern575987
Santa Clara5552165
Tulare5298148
Sacramento477678
Contra Costa424186
San Francisco407150
Ventura385850
Santa Barbara380830
San Mateo3743111
Marin323226
Stanislaus300450
Kings282338
Monterey227017
Solano192227
Merced162311
Sonoma148714
Placer97011
Madera8578
San Luis Obispo8453
Yolo76028
Santa Cruz5033
Napa4534
Sutter3234
San Benito3042
Butte2954
El Dorado2800
Lassen2670
Shasta1715
Humboldt1574
Nevada1551
Yuba1543
Glenn1530
Lake1001
Colusa980
Mendocino980
Tehama981
Calaveras610
Del Norte580
Tuolumne580
Mono491
Amador350
Inyo341
Siskiyou330
Mariposa311
Plumas150
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 82°
Oroville
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 84°
Paradise
Few Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 82°
Chester
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 73°
Red Bluff
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 90°
Willows
Few Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 82°
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