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.

Cases: 3577966

Reported Deaths: 52798
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles119433321569
Riverside2903253829
San Bernardino2868142952
Orange2616083952
San Diego2610013317
Santa Clara1109111797
Kern103622902
Fresno956771451
Sacramento936781488
Alameda808731244
Ventura77849858
San Joaquin670401140
Contra Costa62818681
Stanislaus56323950
Tulare48086766
Monterey42316329
San Mateo39096521
San Francisco34318422
Santa Barbara32087416
Solano30163164
Merced29195405
Sonoma28222298
Imperial26913638
Kings22091220
Placer19882232
San Luis Obispo19724236
Madera15505214
Santa Cruz14700183
Marin13261197
Yolo12854185
Shasta11045179
Butte10981167
El Dorado9168100
Napa905671
Sutter888698
San Benito577261
Yuba577137
Lassen562319
Tehama510452
Nevada397974
Tuolumne396359
Mendocino382143
Amador346941
Humboldt321933
Lake316441
Glenn223223
Colusa213913
Calaveras191149
Siskiyou177914
Inyo131737
Mono12144
Del Norte10075
Plumas6536
Modoc4594
Mariposa3957
Trinity3725
Sierra1000
Alpine820
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 36°
Oroville
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 69° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 44°
Chico
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 36°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
39° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 35°
Red Bluff
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 35°
Chico
Partly Cloudy
39° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 36°
We've had beautiful weather over northern California today and it will continue through Wednesday before changes begin. Those changes will first involve cooler air and stronger wind, with rain and snow chances following.
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