What you need to know: Aug. 5

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Aug. 5, 2019.

Posted: Aug 5, 2019 8:41 AM
Updated: Aug 5, 2019 9:46 AM

Reports of shots fired at the Yuba-Sutter Fair unfounded: Police

Police say reports of shots fired at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds Sunday night were "unfounded." People say they heard a loud noise and ran for their lives. Many are on high alert after a weekend of deadly mass-shootings across the US. Action News Now is working to learn more about the incident. 

El Paso gunman posted anti-immigration manifesto before deadly shooting

Action News Now is learning more about the gunman who opened fire at the Walmart in El Paso, TX, Saturday. The gunman killed 20 people and injured 26 more. Police say the suspect, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, uploaded an anti-immigrant manifesto online just minutes before the shooting. The attack is being investigated as a hate crime and domestic terrorism.

Dayton community holds vigil for victims of deadly shooting

The community of Dayton, OH, came together for a vigil Sunday for the victims of a shooting outside of a bar. Nine people were killed and 27 more were injured. Police are still reviewing information but so far, they say there is nothing to indicate a political or racial motivation.

Colusa County murder suspect captured in Mexico

After 18 months on the run, a man suspected of murdering his wife in Colusa is now behind bars. United States marshals captured Salvador Garcia Jr. in Guadalajara, Mexico. Salvador is the primary suspect in the murder of Karen Garcia of Colusa. Salvador is expected to be booked into the Colusa County jail.

Chico considers curfew due to PG&E power outages

The city of Chico is considering a curfew should there be a PG&E power outage. The utility could potentially cut power - possibly for several days in a row - because of extreme fire danger. The public safety proposal says that would be a disruption to emergency services, traffic controls and could put people in danger.

Firefighters work to contain Gilbert Fire in Palo Cedro

Firefighters have gained the upper hand on the Gilbert Fire, burning in Palo Cedro. The fire sparked Sunday afternoon. Within hours it had scorched 25 acres of vegetation. All evacuations are now lifted. The Red Cross shelter set up at Junction Elementary School is now closed. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Wet weather across the area will continue until late Sunday. Dry weather settles in next week with highs possibly reaching 70 by next weekend.
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