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. 

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: 35°
Oroville
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 44°
Chico
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 35°
Red Bluff
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 35°
Red Bluff
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 35°
Chico
Clear
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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