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What You Need to Know: Jan. 1

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on the first day of the new year.

Posted: Jan 1, 2019 9:17 AM
Updated: Jan 1, 2019 9:24 AM

Chico Police to Honor Fallen Officers in 2018

Chico police are holding a ceremony to honor all officers killed in the line of duty across the country in 2018. The event will be in front of the Bidwell Mansion on Esplanade at 6:30 p.m. 

New Law Allows Overturn of Marijuana-Related Convictions

A new law this year will allow people in California to overturn old marijuana-related convictions. Assembly Bill 1793 also gives courts a deadline of July 2020 to dismiss those convictions. 

New Law Requires Those With DUI's to Install Breathalyzers in Cars

Assembly Bill 1046 requires those with DUI convictions to install breathalyzers in their cars. The device prevents the car from starting if the driver is drunk.

PG&E on Probation in Connection to California Wildfires

PG&E is on probation as part of a criminal investigation into the deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno. If PG&E is found liable for the Camp Fire it could be charged with manslaughter and face massive fines. Cal Fire is still investigating the official cause of the fire.

Butte County Emergency Animal Shelter to Close Friday

The Butte County Emergency Animal Shelter is trying to reconnect pets with their owners before the shelter closesFriday. Fifteen of the 600 animals in the Oroville shelter are feral cats. The shelter says those cats are being sterlized before being set free.

Butte County District Attorney Drops Kidnapping Charges

The Butte County District Attorney has dropped attempted kidnapping charges against Jonathan Ray Burg. He was accused of trying to kidnap a 13-year-old girl from her driveway in Oroville last Wednesday. The District Attorney said the girl could not identify Burg in a photo lineup. 

Partial Government Shutdown: Day 11

Today is the 11th day of the partial government shutdown. Democrats take control of the house on Thursday. They are expected to introduce legislation to reopen the federal government, but not include any money for a border wall. Thousands of federal employees are now suing for lost pay. 

Annual Polar Bear Plunge Kicks Off at Bidwell Park

Today, the annual polar bear plunge is set to take place at Sycamore Pool in Lower Bidwell Park. Lots of swimmers ring in the new year by taking an ice cold plunge in the chilly waters. The event starts at 1 p.m. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 333357

Reported Deaths: 7089
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1363573824
Riverside25748550
Orange25255424
San Diego19929422
San Bernardino19502307
Fresno828288
Imperial7977136
Alameda7976148
San Joaquin698870
Kern660198
Santa Clara6542167
Tulare5942152
Sacramento571483
Stanislaus497351
Contra Costa485290
San Francisco459050
Ventura424653
San Mateo4045112
Santa Barbara393131
Marin370232
Kings297039
Monterey279018
Solano207528
Merced188412
Sonoma181916
Placer111411
San Luis Obispo10065
Yolo92928
Madera8938
Santa Cruz5693
Napa5184
Lassen4280
Sutter4034
San Benito3622
Butte3384
El Dorado3070
Shasta2006
Yuba1983
Glenn1760
Humboldt1654
Nevada1631
Mendocino1320
Lake1211
Colusa1130
Tehama1071
Tuolumne730
Calaveras670
Del Norte610
Mono521
Siskiyou410
Amador400
Inyo351
Mariposa321
Plumas190
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 78°
Oroville
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 79°
Paradise
Few Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 78°
Chester
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 67°
Red Bluff
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 102° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 76°
Willows
Few Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 102° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 78°
Tuesday was another hot day for northern California, but a slight shift in our weather pattern Wednesday will make it hotter for everyone.
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