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What you need to know: Aug. 2

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Aug. 2, 2019.

Posted: Aug 2, 2019 8:03 AM

Vitalant holds annual North State blood drive

With summer increasing the need for blood donations, Vitalant is holding it's annual North State blood drive. The event runs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and again tomorrow, Aug. 3, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Chico and Redding. In Yuba City, donation times run Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tucker Fire burns 14,000 acres with 74% containment

Firefighters are making progress containing the Tucker Fire in Modoc County. The fire has not grown in more than a day, but containment has grown to 74%. Highway 139 is open, but crews remain in the area. Officials ask motorists to be aware as there may be fire equipment in the road.

Man pleads guilty to starting Klamathon Fire

The man who investigators say sparked last summer's deadly Klamathon Fire has pleaded guilty. The Siskiyou County District Attorney says John Skoda set a campfire near the community of Hornbrook. That fire got out of control due to wind. The fire killed one person in Hornbrook, destroyed 35 homes and burned 38,000 acres. He could be sentenced to a maximum of six years in prison.

Senators to introduce legislation speeding up preventative forest fire projects

A bipartisan effort is underway in Washington to prevent wildfires. California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein and Montana Republican Senator Steve Daines say they plan to introduce legislation which aims to speed up logging and other preventive forest fire projects. The senators plan to introduce it after the Senate's August recess.

2 Bay Area teens still detained in Rome on murder charges

Two Bay Area teenagers remain behind bars in Rome, accused of murder. Italian police say Finnegan Lee Elder confessed to the murder of officer Mario Rega. Lawyers say there are new questions about the accusations because they have not been able to gain access to the officer's autopsy report.

Kennedy's announce death of 22-year-old grandaughter

There was another tragedy for the Kennedy family on Thursday. The 22-year-old granddaughter of the Attorney General and New York Senator Robert f. Kennedy, died. She died Thursday afternoon at the family's compound in Hyannis Port, MA.

President Trump increases tariff on China

The president announced he is increasing tariffs on China. This tacks on another 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of products of Chinese-made goods. The move is on top of the 25% tariffs already imposed by the president. Economists warn that the trade war could slow the US economy. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 790096

Reported Deaths: 15056
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2614466366
Riverside574191162
San Bernardino52649908
Orange522011128
San Diego44925760
Kern31509354
Fresno27769355
Sacramento21628383
Alameda20641374
Santa Clara20511297
San Joaquin19841415
Stanislaus16351337
Contra Costa15958201
Tulare15599256
Ventura12406143
Imperial11583314
San Francisco1080799
San Mateo9598143
Monterey955067
Santa Barbara8880110
Merced8750134
Kings743077
Sonoma7112114
Marin6591112
Solano617555
Madera439162
Placer348841
San Luis Obispo339327
Butte276435
Yolo275454
Santa Cruz22188
Sutter164210
Napa162613
San Benito131011
Yuba11187
El Dorado10734
Mendocino85118
Lassen7350
Shasta70914
Glenn5503
Nevada5116
Colusa5106
Tehama5094
Lake49210
Humboldt4856
Calaveras31114
Amador28616
Tuolumne2214
Inyo18714
Mono1652
Siskiyou1610
Del Norte1361
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc240
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Scattered Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 72°
Oroville
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 72°
Paradise
Scattered Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 72°
Chester
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 62°
Red Bluff
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 71°
Willows
Scattered Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 72°
Air quality is looking a bit better this morning, and we'll be staying warm for your first afternoon of the fall season. We'll be a little cooler and have a chance for some showers on Thursday. Dry and hotter conditions return for your weekend.
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