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.

Cases: 3074812

Reported Deaths: 35060
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles103873814416
San Bernardino2569141560
Riverside2510002676
San Diego2185552174
Orange2165092508
Santa Clara949051129
Kern87240572
Fresno83200968
Sacramento811831128
Alameda68649788
Ventura62774462
San Joaquin58843788
Contra Costa53349460
Stanislaus43121766
Tulare42186515
Monterey36464255
San Mateo32887309
San Francisco29502266
Solano25983107
Santa Barbara25405243
Imperial25333474
Merced24570316
Sonoma24184242
Kings19588148
Placer17490184
San Luis Obispo16056140
Madera13528151
Santa Cruz12461113
Marin11732159
Yolo10789138
Shasta9750123
Butte9528128
El Dorado788649
Sutter782879
Napa767244
Lassen519916
San Benito500346
Yuba499627
Tehama433244
Tuolumne340340
Nevada323474
Mendocino319232
Amador302431
Lake262531
Humboldt242725
Glenn194820
Colusa17969
Calaveras162123
Siskiyou145713
Mono11244
Inyo98329
Del Norte8672
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3044
Sierra820
Alpine730
Unassigned00
Chico
Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 54°
Oroville
Cloudy
53° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 53°
Chico
Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 54°
Red Bluff
Mostly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 18°
Feels Like: 38°
Red Bluff
Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 38°
Chico
Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 54°
Thursday was the last fairly quiet weather day that we'll have in northern California as a series of storms will move our way through next week. Our first chance for rain and snow showers arrives Friday morning with a cold front.
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