What You Need to Know: Jan. 15

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Jan. 15, 2019.

Posted: Jan 15, 2019 9:07 AM
Updated: Jan 15, 2019 3:48 PM

Chico City Council to Vote on Emergency Shelter

Chico City Council will vote on if the city should set up an emergency shelter program due to the cold weather. Non-profits are working on a "code blue" program, which would set up criteria to set up a pop-up shelter. Among the potential locations, the council is talking about the Old Municipal Building, The Graduate or the North Valley Athletic Center.

Police Investigating Two Drug Overdoses in Butte County

Investigators in Butte County are working to find out if two major drug overdoses in Chico and Oroville are connected. One person died and 13 people were hospitalized from what officers believe may be Fentanyl at a Chico home Saturday. Chico police say they have a lead on who brought those drugs in. Three adults and a baby were hospitalized at Gold Country Casino in Oroville from a substance yet to be released. All are in stable condition.

Lawmakers Working to Keep Energy Costs Down

California lawmakers are working to keep customer costs down after PG&E declared bankruptcy. The utility is facing $30 billion in lawsuits from the Camp Fire alone. Lawmakers are working to also ensure wildfire survivors get their money and looking at the bigger picture of the state's energy.

Placer County Sheriff's Office to Test Mass Notification System

The Placer County Sheriff will be testing its mass notification system at 110 a.m. So if you hear it, do not be alarmed. Officials are only testing that the system will work in case of an emergency.

Shasta County Jurors Deliberate in Trial of Juan Venegas

Tuesday, a Shasta County judge has asked a jury to try, once again, to make a decision in the murder trial of Juan Venegas. He is accused of murdering a gas station clerk in Burney in 2016. The first trial ended in a hung jury and now, this second jury has said they have not been able to make a unanimous decision. If convicted, Venegas could face life in prison.

North Valley Community Foundation Donates $500,000 to Chico Police

The North Valley Community Foundation is donating $500,000 to Chico police to fund another police officer. The Police Chief says the new officer could be used in traffic, as a school resource officer, or in other areas. Chico City Council must accept the donation during their meeting tonight.

Blasting to Continue Near Oroville Dam Spillway

Tuesday, crews will be doing more blasting around the Oroville Dam Spillway. That means Oroville Dam Boulevard East will be shut down for 20 minutes, starting at 3:45 p.m. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 117215

Reported Deaths: 4305
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles572192448
Riverside8155342
San Diego7554269
Orange6574150
San Bernardino5501208
Alameda351597
Santa Clara2819143
San Francisco258743
Kern237639
San Mateo218884
Tulare200489
Fresno188236
Imperial179829
Santa Barbara166912
Contra Costa150637
Sacramento143958
Ventura116434
Kings11375
San Joaquin98235
Stanislaus75029
Monterey57110
Sonoma5664
Solano54622
Marin50115
Merced3017
San Luis Obispo2781
Placer2289
Santa Cruz2172
Yolo21324
Madera1143
Napa1133
Humboldt1023
El Dorado960
San Benito882
Butte511
Sutter462
Del Norte460
Nevada421
Shasta394
Mono371
Mendocino300
Yuba301
Lake260
Inyo201
Glenn170
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Amador100
Siskiyou80
Colusa70
Lassen50
Tehama51
Plumas40
Tuolumne40
Alpine20
Sierra10
Trinity10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 78°
Oroville
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 80°
Paradise
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 78°
Chester
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 58°
Red Bluff
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 72°
Willows
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 78°
The Heat Advisory will stay in place through Thursday evening. Cooler temperatures and the potential for active weather is on the way as we head into your weekend.
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