What You Need to Know: Oct. 9

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Oct. 9.

Posted: Oct 9, 2018 9:11 AM

Body of Missing Chico Man Found

Investigators in Butte County are working to learn how Robert Gonzalez died. He was missing for a week before his body was found in a canyon in the Concow area on Monday. Investigators are working to find out if marijuana found on the property he was staying on was connected.

Shasta County K-9 Helps Find Runaway Suspect 

A Shasta CountySheriff's K-9 tracked down the suspect in a high-speed chase overnight. Authorities day Brett Crosslin led deputies on a chase from Cottonwood to Tehema County. It happened at around midnight. They say he drove through a dry creek bed on Bowman Road. He then hit a closed gate and fled on foot. A K-9 found him hiding under brush. 

Legislation to Expand Naloxone Programs for First Responders

New legislation is on President Trump's desk this morning. It would expand programs that provide Naloxone to first responders. Chico police say the nasal spray is available over the counter and it saves the life of someone overdosing on opioids.

Health and Wildlife Officials Testing Possible Chemical Spill in Trinity River 

Health and Wildlife Officials are testing to see if a chemical spill in the Trinity River is harmful to the community. Pesicides from a nearby marijuana grow may have spilled in the Burnt Ranch area. The U.S. Forest Service says one of their K-9s became sick and a squirrel was found dead. No humans have gotten sick.

Mobile Crisis Unit Underway for Butte County Sheriff's Office

Work is underway to get a mobile crisis unit for the Butte County Sheriff's Office. The Chico Police Department has had a unit since April. Since then, behavior health counselors have worked on 163 incidents in Chico alone.

Gridley News Makes its Debut

Gridley News is set to make its debut. It is run by the Chico Enterprise-Record. The Gridley Herald - the only other local newspaper for Gridley - closed in August after 137 years.

Hurricane Michael Gains Strength 

Hurricane Michael continues to gain strength as it moves toward the United States. The storm is on track to make landfall in the Florida panhandle tomorrow. by then, it could be a category 3 hurricane with wind speeds of well over 110 miles per hour. 

Brett Kavanaugh Official Takes Seat on U.S. Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh takes his seat on the U.S. Supreme Court today. He was officially sworn in Saturday after a bruising last night. Kavanaugh took the oath of office again in a ceremony at the white house. Kavanaugh told the gathering that he will strive to keep politics out of the court's decisions. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 506613

Reported Deaths: 9345
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1908574669
Riverside37011695
Orange36833649
San Bernardino32696417
San Diego29048561
Kern19882144
Fresno14439138
Alameda11484189
San Joaquin11483168
Santa Clara10321191
Sacramento9820133
Tulare9454178
Imperial9409220
Stanislaus8890104
Contra Costa7806121
Ventura734476
San Francisco672361
Santa Barbara616760
San Mateo5544119
Marin499470
Monterey479730
Kings438056
Merced428550
Solano361137
Sonoma294437
Madera194330
Placer191215
San Luis Obispo178315
Yolo151041
Santa Cruz11524
Butte9417
Napa8888
Sutter7686
El Dorado6371
Lassen6310
San Benito6224
Yuba4714
Shasta3699
Glenn3251
Colusa3234
Mendocino3129
Nevada2991
Tehama2341
Humboldt2334
Lake1951
Mono1421
Tuolumne1412
Amador1250
Calaveras1251
Del Norte880
Siskiyou730
Mariposa542
Inyo511
Plumas330
Trinity50
Alpine20
Modoc20
Sierra20
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 78°
Oroville
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 79°
Paradise
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 78°
Chester
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 60°
Red Bluff
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 78°
Willows
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 78°
Monday will be hot but we will cool down in the middle of your week.
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