What You Need to Know: Jan. 2

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Jan. 2.

Posted: Jan 2, 2019 8:56 AM
Updated: Jan 2, 2019 9:18 AM

Chico Police Searching for Armed Robbery Suspects

Chico police are on the hunt for suspects involved in two robberies at gunpoint within 24 hours. Police say the first happened at East Avenue Liquor at 11:40 p.m. on New Year's Eve. The second robbery was at All The Best Video, which happened New Years Day at around 11 p.m. Police haven't said whether the incidents are connected. 

Cal Fire Battling Pilot Fire in Humboldt County

Cal Fire is battling a new wildfire in Humboldt County. The Pilot Fire is 30 acres and is 60 percent contained at this time. The fire started just after 9 p.m. last night in the area of Pilot Ridge Road, just southwest of Willow Creek. Stay with Action News Now for the latest updates as they become available. 

Suspected Cop Killer in Court Wednesday

Wednesday, Gustavo Arriaga will be arraigned on murder charges. He is accused of killing a Stanislaus County police officer. Prosecutors say he shot and killed Corporal Ronil Singh during a DUI traffic stop on Christmas day. 

Man Suspected of Shooting Police K9 in Court Wednesday

A man accused of shooting an Anderson police K9 is scheduled to go before a judge for the first time. Dillion Sullivan faces 17 charges, including attempted murder. Police say he shot K9 Chance in the ear during an arrest early Saturday morning.

Oroville City Council to Vote on Commercial Cannabis Ordinance

Wednesday night, the newly-elected Oroville City Council may decide to repeal the former council's Commerical Cannabis Ordinance. The former council had approved the ordinance in hopes of solving the city's massive budget issue. The council meeting is Wednesday night at 8 p.m. after new council members are sworn in. 

Chico City Council to Vote on PG&E Donation

Chico City Council will decide if they will accept a $50,000 donation from PG&E. It is intended to help offset costs to the city from the Camp Fire. Chico applied for the donation through PG&E's Better Together Giving Program late November. 

Chico City Council to Consider More Housing Options

The council will also consider more housing options within the city. In response to the Camp Fire, the council reduced building fees for tiny homes by 50 percent. Wednesday night, the council will further discuss the regulations surrounding tiny homes. That meeting starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday night at the city council chambers. 

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A ridge of high pressure delivered beautiful weather to northern California on Friday. The weekend will also begin in a quiet and mild way, but changes including rain, snow and wind are coming over the next week.
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