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What You Need to Know: Oct. 17

Good Morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Oct. 17.

Posted: Oct 17, 2018 7:58 AM
Updated: Oct 17, 2018 9:55 AM

Butte County DA Confronts Oroville City Council
Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey says five of the seven Oroville City Council members violated state law. The “Brown Act” forbids members from holding meetings in private. Ramsey says another violation would result in a misdemeanor charge for offending council members.


Voting Address Controversy in Oroville
The reason some Oroville City Council members met in private? They brought concerns to the county-clerk recorder about possible voter fraud. Members claim “mail-in-ballots” were being delivered to a storage facility in Oroville. The clerk-recorder says so far in the investigation it seems 12 of the mystery voters were homeless people using the facility to get mail.


1 Arrested, Dozens Protest at Chico City Council Meeting
One man was arrested and a dozen others protested at the Chico City Council Meeting Tuesday night. The council decided to vote in favor of passing the “sit-lie” ordinance. It bans people from loitering on public sidewalks. The council will hold a second reading before it is reinstated.


Engineer Approved by Redding City Council to Report on Fire Prevention Efforts
The Redding City Council voted to hire an engineer to develop a report on fire prevention efforts. The fire report could identify the homeowners most at risk of wildfire danger. It’s expected to be done by early winter.


Igo Firefighter Sues Ex-Boss
A volunteer firefighter in Igo is suing his former boss. He says Linkus Enterprises fired him for taking time off to battle the Carr Fire. The company has not yet commented.


Scholarship Program Created in Honor of Fallen Redding Firefighter
The Redding Fire Department has created the “Jeremy Stoke Legacy Fire Foundation.” It is a scholarship program for aspiring first responders. Stoke died while battling the Carr Fire. A kickoff event for the foundation is set for November 7. Tickets go on sale Sunday.


Veteran’s Dog Found: Yuba City Police
Yuba City police say a veteran’s stolen dog has been returned. Police say the community helped find “Reo” the Chihuahua after he was stolen along with his owner’s van on Sunday. The van was later found destroyed. Police have not identified a suspect.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 284012

Reported Deaths: 6573
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1207643582
Riverside21101506
Orange18892369
San Diego17578399
San Bernardino15932272
Imperial7343121
Alameda6925140
Fresno692481
San Joaquin560058
Kern554384
Santa Clara5478165
Tulare5175139
Sacramento456676
Contra Costa409286
San Francisco402050
Ventura385850
Santa Barbara374230
San Mateo3692111
Marin298926
Stanislaus288945
Kings275537
Monterey223917
Solano182627
Merced162311
Sonoma146612
Placer93811
San Luis Obispo8082
Yolo72326
Madera7137
Santa Cruz5013
Napa4484
San Benito2922
Butte2753
Sutter2753
Lassen2670
El Dorado2640
Shasta1635
Humboldt1544
Nevada1511
Glenn1460
Yuba1392
Lake981
Tehama941
Mendocino920
Colusa860
Calaveras610
Del Norte581
Tuolumne570
Mono481
Amador340
Inyo341
Siskiyou320
Mariposa311
Plumas130
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
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Oroville
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Paradise
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Chester
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Red Bluff
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Willows
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Sunny skies and hotter temperatures are ahead for today. We'll be very dry and winds will be a little stronger out of the Northwest this afternoon. Fire danger will be elevated for some areas later today.
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