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.

Cases: 3147735

Reported Deaths: 36846
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles106550515184
San Bernardino2628581594
Riverside2585322777
San Diego2255582344
Orange2214932625
Santa Clara964351181
Kern89095590
Fresno847441043
Sacramento828611157
Alameda69693886
Ventura64404507
San Joaquin59395808
Contra Costa54416487
Stanislaus43938788
Tulare42759531
Monterey37285259
San Mateo33731340
San Francisco30027278
Santa Barbara26514264
Solano26494111
Imperial25562493
Merced25048324
Sonoma24761247
Kings19760160
Placer17675188
San Luis Obispo16437151
Madera13781151
Santa Cruz12687130
Marin11930163
Yolo11014138
Shasta9920129
Butte9711134
El Dorado800259
Sutter792783
Napa782847
Lassen526916
San Benito514348
Yuba504929
Tehama446846
Tuolumne344340
Nevada329674
Mendocino325635
Amador304232
Lake268132
Humboldt249425
Glenn198522
Colusa18549
Calaveras167223
Siskiyou148413
Mono11354
Inyo100729
Del Norte8732
Plumas6055
Modoc3873
Mariposa3464
Trinity3054
Sierra880
Alpine730
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 47° Lo: 34°
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Oroville
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Hi: 48° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 34°
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 43° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 36°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 32° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 29°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 45° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 29°
Chico
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 47° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 36°
Some snow and rain possible Sunday into Monday. A major winter storm will bring up to 7 feet of snow to the mountains and multiple inches of rain to the valley Tuesday through Friday and keep temperatures cold.
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