What you need to know: April 9

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on April 9, 2019.

Posted: Apr 9, 2019 8:38 AM

Chico Mayor opposes Butte County housing shortage bill; Assemblyman responds

Chico Mayor Randall Stone opposes Assemblyman James Gallagher's Camp Fire housing bill designed to speed up construction projects in its current form. Stone said the city council has not reviewed the bill's language. Assemblyman Gallagher responded saying Chico does not need to be in the bill if the mayor does not want it to be.

Crews continue to clean up storm debris in Shasta County

It has been eight weeks since the big storm and snow in Redding and crews are still cleaning up storm debris. If you know of an area crews need to focus on next you can make a request online by CLICKING HERE and looking under the public works section.

State legislative committee to consider 2 opposing bills on police shootings

Tuesday, a state legislative committee will consider two opposing bills on police shootings. One of the bills, which is considered a "first in the nation," would allow police to kill only if there is no reasonable alternative way to de-escalate. The other would require police departments to have policies on when officers should use non-lethal de-escalation.

Gas prices rising nationwide 

Gas prices are rising nationwide and especially in California. Experts said the state's problems center on unplanned refinery issues and normal routine maintenance before the summer, travel season.

Man arrested on identity theft charges, more than 40 potential victims

The Butte County Sheriff's Office arrested James Dye on identity theft charges. The office said he stole checks and information from more than 40 victims, including Camp Fire victims. Deputies are searching for Ashley Buck in connection to the crime. 

Red Bluff student arrested in connection with a school-shooting threat

Police arrested 18-year-old Thomas Trotter at Red Bluff High School for making terrorist threats. Police said he told a classmate there would be shooting at the school Monday.

City officials propose new homeless shelter location in Chico

Tuesday night, Chico City Council will discuss opening a new homeless shelter near downtown Chico. The proposed location is on Orange Street, near Depot Park. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Chico City Council chambers.

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
55° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 55°
Oroville
Mostly Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 55°
Chico
Mostly Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 55°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 18°
Feels Like: 43°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 43°
Chico
Partly Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 55°
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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