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What you need to know: Aug. 15

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Aug. 15, 2019.

Posted: Aug 15, 2019 8:50 AM
Updated: Aug 15, 2019 9:07 AM

Chico police are still on the hunt for two suspects

The two suspects escaped into a North Chico orchard. Officers said the chase started when they attempted to pull over a car that looked similar to one seen at the scene of the shooting that injured one man around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, near Palm Avenue and East 10th Ave.

Stay with Action News Now for the latest updates as they become available.

Investigation continues from a late-night shooting in Chico

Chico police are investigating after a late-night shooting left one man injured. This happened around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday night near the intersection of Palm Avenue and East 10th Ave.

An hour later when a 24-year-old man walked into Enloe Medical Center, with a gunshot wound. The man is expected to be okay. 

Any witnesses who might have seen or heard something, are being asked to contact the Chico Police Department.

Official first day of school for students on the ridge

It is the first official day of school for students on the ridge. Many students are returning despite being displaced by the Camp Fire. Administrators said today will be a shortened day for students in Paradise.

Students will attend school from 8:30 a.m. to 12:44 p.m. they will also go to a back to school pep-rally in the gym.

Chico schools see rising numbers of students

Paradise students aren't the only ones heading back to class. Chico Unified School District is kicking off the school year as well.

The district is welcoming about 300 more students this year, than last fall. The surge in student population following the Camp Fire is continuing, as many families have found permanent homes in Chico.

Back to school traffic reminder

With so many youngsters returning to school, that means adults need to pay extra attention to the roads. Action News Now wants to remind residents about school zone speed limits. The limits are 25 miles an hour, be aware of additional kids, and obey school bus stop signs.

Lightning sparked nearly 30 fires in Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Several lightning fires are still burning Thursday, Aug. 15 in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Firefighters said lightning last weekend sparked nearly 30 fires. At this point, just three small fires are burning.

Philadelphia shooter suspect surrendered

A long standoff in Philadelphia ended late Wednesday, Aug. 15, after a suspect accused of shooting six police officers surrendered. All of those officers have been released from the hospital. An attorney said his former client, 36-year-old Maurice Hill is the suspect.

Stocks rise due to signs of positive spending

Stocks rose the morning of Aug. 15, due to signs of positive spending by U.S. consumers. The dow gained 100 points, a day after dropping 800.

Wednesday's sharp decline caused concern for investors but now reports show stronger-than-expected retail sales.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 246550

Reported Deaths: 6265
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1077923457
Riverside18720465
San Diego15207377
Orange15065354
San Bernardino13152265
Imperial6824100
Alameda6384138
Fresno562677
Kern493977
Santa Clara4750159
Tulare4521133
San Joaquin429855
San Francisco371950
Sacramento355969
San Mateo3376108
Contra Costa332678
Santa Barbara326129
Ventura324047
Kings258332
Marin244619
Stanislaus239144
Monterey174815
Solano147625
Sonoma12299
Merced120811
Placer75411
San Luis Obispo6752
Yolo58324
Madera5665
Santa Cruz4103
Napa3444
San Benito2572
Lassen2340
Butte2063
El Dorado2060
Sutter2063
Humboldt1384
Shasta1354
Nevada1231
Glenn1220
Yuba1031
Tehama881
Lake850
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Calaveras530
Del Norte511
Tuolumne430
Mono411
Inyo321
Siskiyou310
Mariposa271
Amador260
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Scattered Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 88°
Oroville
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 81°
Paradise
Scattered Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 88°
Chester
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 62°
Red Bluff
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 80°
Willows
Scattered Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 88°
We head into the holiday weekend on a slightly cooler than average note, but that will change quickly on the 4th of July and on Sunday with more heat and stronger breezes coming.
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