What you need to know: April 8

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on April 8, 2019.

Posted: Apr 8, 2019 8:25 AM

Additional measles case confirmed in Butte County

there is now a sixth case of measles in Butte County. The most recent areas of exposure are the Chipotle on Mangrove Avenue and the Cinemark Theatre on East Avenue in Chico. The potential exposure time was last Sunday afternoon, March 31. We have a list of potential exposure locations in this link

Assemblyman Gallagher to introduce legislation to speed up Butte County housing projects

Assemblyman James Gallagher will introduce legislation to help speed up housing projects in Butte County. The legislation will be introduced at the natural resources committee in the state capitol at 2:30 p.m. Assemblyman Gallagher is inviting anyone in support of the bill to attend, in hopes of pushing the bill through. 

New details emerge in 2017 murder of Chico father

Two years since the body of a 28-year-old father was found in Chico, his mother says new evidence points to the killer. Sheriff's deputies found Joseph Strickland's body behind an abandoned silo near Chico River Road and Tafee Avenue. 

Authorities investigating Chico house fire

Chico Fire is investigating a house fire that broke out at a home in the 1100 block Ivy Street in Chico around 12:30 a.m. Firefighters knocked it down quickly and there were no injuries.

Manhunt underway for Orland bank robbery suspect

Police are on the hunt for an Orland bank robbery suspect. Authorities have a photo of the suspect, Kenneth Meza, as well as the truck they believe he is driving. He is wanted for the robbery of the Redding Bank of Commerce two weeks ago. Police said he has not been seen since the robbery. 

Shasta County cemeteries set to reopen after storm damage

Two Shasta County cemeteries are set to open following weeks of storm damage clean up. The Whiskeytown and Cottonwood cemeteries have been closed since early March due to fallen trees and branches  California Conservation Corps helped in the cleanup.

Department of Water Resources tests Oroville Dam Spillway power

The Department of Water Resources is testing the Oroville Dam Spillway's power. The department shut down releases from the Hyatt Powerplant to ramp up releases from the main spillway Sunday morning. Authorities said this change will not impact the Feather River. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3235045

Reported Deaths: 38268
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles108548815614
San Bernardino2685421719
Riverside2668492970
Orange2391752768
San Diego2300662421
Santa Clara991741278
Kern91119591
Fresno863361084
Sacramento846531194
Alameda71298906
Ventura67066546
San Joaquin60545844
Contra Costa55593492
Stanislaus49500803
Tulare43574542
Monterey38434261
San Mateo34510356
San Francisco30734293
Santa Barbara27149267
Solano27141118
Imperial25745510
Merced25743332
Sonoma25160251
Kings20223161
Placer18034188
San Luis Obispo17151161
Madera14068175
Santa Cruz13088136
Marin12067166
Yolo11276146
Shasta10144132
Butte9865136
El Dorado824566
Sutter812984
Napa807050
Lassen530916
San Benito523851
Yuba522730
Tehama456446
Tuolumne351241
Nevada339473
Mendocino332236
Amador307433
Lake272932
Humboldt265227
Glenn202822
Colusa19079
Calaveras171323
Siskiyou150413
Mono11454
Inyo105329
Del Norte8783
Plumas6185
Modoc3924
Mariposa3575
Trinity3065
Sierra950
Alpine740
Unassigned00
Chico
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Oroville
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Chico
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Red Bluff
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Red Bluff
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Hi: 48° Lo: 33°
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Chico
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Hi: 51° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 42°
The first wave of rain, snow and wind has moved over California, but many more chances for rain, snow and gusty wind are in our short term and long term forecast. After a relatively quiet evening, we can expect more rain and snow starting early Thursday morning.
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