Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Wednesday, April 7.
Officers with the Redding Police Department shot and killed a suspect after he fired at a parked car. It happened in south Redding, just west of Highway 273, near Railroad and Grandview Avenues. The suspect ran after crashing a stolen pickup truck on Highway 273, officers said. They opened fire after the man fired into a parked car, officers said. Investigators are searching for a woman who was also involved in that crash and are asking anyone with information to contact them.
A divided city council declared an end to the Chico shelter crisis. The city council rejected a proposal for an outdoor shelter at the BMX course in Chico with on-site resources, security, and services for homeless people. During the discussion, Councilmember Kami Denlay proposed a substitute motion to stop working on the BMX shelter concept altogether and to immediately rescind the shelter crisis declaration. The vote passed 5-2.
FEMA extends federal housing for Camp Fire survivors
FEMA has extended federal housing for Camp Fire survivors. However, starting June 1, those who are staying in FEMA housing will be charged rent based on their ability to pay. As of March 31, a total of 113 households were still in the agency's direct housing program.
California plans to lift most coronavirus restrictions on businesses and workplaces June 15. Health leaders said by then enough people should be vaccinated for life to safely return to pre-pandemic levels. State health officials said the mandates will not be removed unless the vaccine supply can sustain demand and hospitalization rates remain low.
The Chico Unified School Board will discuss how to use millions of dollars of COVID-19 relief for schools. Some suggestions include academic, emotional and technical support. The meeting kicks off at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Click here to watch the meeting.