What you need to know: March 12

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on March 12, 2019.

Posted: Mar 12, 2019 8:36 AM
Updated: Mar 12, 2019 9:47 AM

One lane closed on I-5 after big rig crash

Due to a big rig crash, one lane of both northbound and southbound I-5 is closed just south of Cottonwood. The crash happened at around 3 a.m. Tuesday. The CHP said the crash was caused by "fatigued driving." Stay tuned for updates.

Police searching for missing marine in Sierra Mountains

The search is on for a marine missing in the Sierra Mountains. Officials from Camp Pendleton say 1st Lt. Matthew Kraft of Connecticut was reported missing March 4 when he did not return from a backcountry skiing trip on the Sierra High Route.

Redding community to honor brothers killed in Ethiopia Airlines plane crash

The Redding community is set to honor two brothers killed in a plane crash in Ethiopia. Brothers Bennet and Mel Riffel, from Redding, were two of 157 people killed Sunday. The community will honor them in a memorial at Redding's Saint Joseph's Church at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Investigation continues for Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

Investigators are working to determine what caused that plane crash. The model of the plane, a Boeing 737 Max 8, is now under global scrutiny. U.K. aviation authorities have just announced plans to ground that model, and Malaysian authorities have suspended that model flying in or out of the country. Late Monday, Boeing announced plans to release a software upgrade to the plane in the coming weeks.

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office investigating body found at state park

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found at a state park. It was found on a beach at Big Lagoon State Park Friday afternoon, just four miles from the main parking lot. Humboldt County Sheriff's Office encourages anyone with information to call it.

"Jane Doe" identified 28 years later

The remains of a woman found 28 years ago have now been identified thanks to modern fingerprint technology. The body of Cynthia Merkley was found back in 1991 and now investigators are looking into new angles in the case.

Post-Carr Fire tree planting to begin in French Gulch

The first step in replanting trees in the wake of the Carr Fire will begin in French Gulch. The French Gulch Upper Clear Creek Resource Management Group will be distributing tree seedlings to the community. It starts at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the French Gulch Oddfellows Lodge on Main Street.

Recent rain storm contribute to potholes in Shasta County

The recent rain storms may be causing a pesky problem: potholes. Winter Caltrans, Shasta County roads and the city of Redding Public Works team up to patch these holes before larger problems happen. Authorities ask anyone who sees a pothole to report it so they can get to work and keep everyone safe.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1145209

Reported Deaths: 18862
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3741347497
San Bernardino875421129
Riverside821751417
San Diego74361984
Orange719531556
Kern39437445
Fresno36688477
Sacramento34186550
Santa Clara31603467
Alameda27857499
San Joaquin24804504
Contra Costa22747258
Stanislaus20932420
Tulare19882304
Ventura18480175
Imperial15568355
San Francisco14662158
Monterey14265115
San Mateo13561170
Sonoma11608155
Merced11388179
Santa Barbara10944133
Kings1025987
Solano974581
Marin7596129
Placer614868
Madera593883
San Luis Obispo581135
Shasta447043
Yolo436374
Santa Cruz400328
Butte376559
Sutter294814
Napa281117
El Dorado20184
Yuba186610
San Benito176716
Lassen17153
Tehama152623
Mendocino144122
Nevada11319
Glenn8537
Lake84519
Tuolumne8068
Humboldt8019
Colusa6636
Siskiyou5652
Mono5073
Amador45716
Calaveras43421
Del Norte2961
Inyo28016
Plumas1810
Trinity1240
Mariposa1202
Modoc1180
Alpine420
Sierra190
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 62° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 50°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 62° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 53°
Paradise
Clear
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Hi: 55° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 50°
Chester
Overcast
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Hi: 47° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 25°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 62° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 51°
Willows
Clear
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Hi: 64° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 50°
A cold front has moved over northern California on this day before Thanksgiving, and it brought light rain and snow showers to the higher terrain, gusty wind and cooler air for all. Thanksgiving will still be breezy, but also mild and pleasant.
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