What You Need to Know: Jan. 4

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Jan. 4, 2019.

Posted: Jan 4, 2019 9:33 AM
Updated: Jan 4, 2019 9:51 AM

Chico Police Say Three Armed Robberies Connected

Chico police if three armed robberies this week were connected. The latest happened Thursday night at A&M Vapes in Chico. Police say a white man in a mask held the owner at gunpoint. Similar robberies happened at East Avenue Liquore and All the Best Video over New Years. 

Drunk Driver Rear-ends Redding Police Officer

Redding police say a drunk driver rear-ended one of their officers at a high speed on Cedars Road Thursday night. Police arrested Jason Snider for driving under the influence. The officer is expected to be OK. 

Shasta County Jury Deliberates Murder Trial

Shasta County jury is now deliberating the fate of murder suspect Juan Venegas. He is accused of killed David Wicks, a gas station clerk, in Burney by setting him on fire in 2016. Investigators linked DNA evidence to Venegas las but a mistrial was declared when the jury became deadlocked. If convicted by this jury, Venegas faces life in prison. 

Camp Fire Community Meetings

More Camp Fire community meetings are planned in the coming weeks. Monday, local and federal agencies will hold a Debris Removal Meeting at the Calvary Chapel in Chico. That is from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Monday night. We will keep you posted on days and times for more upcoming meetings. 

Big Storm to Hit This Weekend

The next big winter storm set to hit this weekend and is causing concern of mudslides in burn areas of Shasta County. 

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
Partly Cloudy
46° wxIcon
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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