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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. 

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