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What You Need to Know: July 23

Good morning North State here's what you need to know to start your day for July 23, 2018.

Posted: Jul 23, 2018 7:49 AM

Fatal Stolen Car Crash in Butte County
Action News Now is working to learn the identity of the suspect killed in a high-speed chase with police in Chico. It happened just after 1 a.m. Sunday. Chico police say a driver in a stolen car sped down Honey Run Road to try to evade officers. They crashed into a tree and died on impact. An alleged accomplice was arrested.


Memorial Held for Fallen Fighter in Ferguson Fire
On Monday 36-year-old Braden Varney will be honored by fellow firefighters in Modesto. Varney was killed while battling the “Ferguson Fire” last weekend. He is survived by his wife and two young children.


DMV Opens Up Assistance Center for ‘Klamathon Fire’ Victims
The Department of Motor Vehicles is opening up a temporary assistance center to help those impacted by the “Klamathon Fire.” They’re offering replacement of driver licenses, titles and vehicle registrations free of charge. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s at the Hornbrook Community Bible Church on Helney Hornbrook Road.


Update on Husband Accused of Setting Wife on Fire in Chico
Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey says a Chico man suspected of setting his wife on fire will not be charged with the crime at this time. Ramsey says 36-year-old Steve Ramirez remains in jail, but he’s only charged with violating probation for a previous domestic violence conviction. He says there’s not enough evidence to prove who lit the fire that left the woman with second-degree burns.


3 Arrested for Alleged Mail Theft
The Butte County Sheriff's Office arrested three suspected mail thieves in southeast Chico. They say they got a call about a suspicious car near some mailboxes on Stilson Canyon Road Sunday morning. Deputies found a man and two women with stolen mail.


3 Killed in Toronto Shooting
Authorities in Canada are investigating a deadly shooting outside a Toronto restaurant Sunday night. Police say at least three people including the gunman, were killed. More than a dozen others were injured.


Gym Tax Deduction?
Your gym membership is a step closer to being a tax break. Congressional lawmakers recently advanced a bill that if passed would qualify gym costs as medical expenses. However, taxpayers would have to itemize their deductions. The tax break would have a limit of $500 for individuals and $1,000 for families. It is still unclear whether the measure will eventually become law.

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