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What you need to know: April 5

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on April 5, 2019.

Posted: Apr 5, 2019 8:47 AM

California Highway Patrol begins distracted driving awareness campaign

It is national distracted driving awareness month, meaning law enforcement officials are cracking down on distracted drivers. They are cracking down on distracting activities like eating, putting on makeup and texting while driving.

Jury rules Mendocino County cliff crash a murder-suicide

A Mendocino County jury has ruled a family crash off a cliff a murder suicide on the part of both the parents. The jury found Sarah and Jennifer Hart took their own lives and murdered their six adopted children. Investigators found searches on Sarah's phone regarding suicide, benadryl dosages and how painful it would be to drown.

Redding police: man killed in officer-involved shooting was not armed

Redding police said a man shot and killed by officers Tuesday was not armed. Police said someone called 9-1-1, claiming Donnell Lang had a handgun in his waistband. Police said it was actually a black wallet.

Thousands to attend Choose Chico Day Saturday

The Choose Chico event is Saturday, April 5. Some 3,000 prospective students and their families will be in town for a campus open house. It starts at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

Wildflower Nature Festival to be held at Riverbend Park

The Wildflower and Nature Festival is happening this Saturday at Riverbend Park. The event is free. It includes live music, vendors and a food truck alley. There will be two guided bus tours to see the wildflowers on table mountain. The festival runs from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday. 

Ampla Health holds health fair in Oroville 

Ampla Health is holding a health fair in Oroville. This is at the Southside Oroville community healthcare professionals will be screening for HIV and Hepatitis C for free. The fair runs from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday at 2959 Wyandotte Road. Oroville. 

President Trump backs off threat to close southern border

President Trump backed off his threat to immediately close the southern border. Instead, the President warned he would first slap tariffs on cars coming into the U.S. if Mexico doesn't do more to stop the flow of migrants and drugs. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 302484

Reported Deaths: 6859
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1249923690
Riverside23334533
Orange21517402
San Diego18402415
San Bernardino17414304
Imperial7654127
Fresno762787
Alameda7407146
San Joaquin606567
Kern597989
Santa Clara5678166
Tulare5509148
Sacramento493278
Stanislaus436450
Contra Costa435788
San Francisco414550
Ventura409353
Santa Barbara386829
San Mateo3787111
Marin322730
Kings285539
Monterey234317
Solano198527
Merced179312
Sonoma151914
Placer99311
San Luis Obispo8774
Madera8578
Yolo80228
Santa Cruz5063
Napa4664
Sutter3374
Butte3194
San Benito3112
El Dorado2920
Lassen2690
Shasta1766
Yuba1633
Humboldt1614
Glenn1590
Nevada1591
Mendocino1070
Colusa1030
Lake1011
Tehama981
Calaveras610
Tuolumne600
Del Norte580
Mono491
Amador360
Inyo341
Siskiyou330
Mariposa311
Plumas150
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 88°
Oroville
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 88°
Paradise
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 88°
Chester
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 69°
Red Bluff
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 87°
Willows
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 105° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 88°
A hot week will transform into an even hotter weekend over northern California as high pressure stays in control of our weather. No rain is in the forecast, but it will cool a bit by late next week.
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