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What you need to know: Aug. 28

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Aug. 28, 2019.

Posted: Aug 28, 2019 9:13 AM
Updated: Aug 28, 2019 9:48 AM

Betancourt and Dahle advance to November assembly seat ballot

Results of the Senate District One special election came in late Tuesday night. With 100% of the votes counted, Democrat Elizabeth Betancourt, of Shasta county, leads with 39% of the vote. Republican Megan Dahle, the wife of State Senator Brian Dahle, is in 2nd place with 36%. Assembly District One encompasses parts of Butte and Placer counties and all of seven other counties in the northeast corner of the state, including Shasta county.

State Senate will vote to speed up housing after Camp Fire

The State Senate is set to vote on a bill designed to speed up housing after the Camp Fire. AB430 moved out of the senate appropriations committee without a vote on Monday, Aug. 26, and passed directly to a floor vote. The bill seeks to streamline the environmental approval process for housing developments in several North State cities.

Deadline for Democratic presidential hopefuls

Wednesday, Aug. 28, is the deadline for Democratic presidential hopefuls to qualify for the third debate in September. Contenders must meet even tougher fundraising and polling thresholds this time around. If more than 10 candidates qualify, the debate could again be split over two nights.

New details on Forest Ranch investigation

Deputies arrested 25-year-old Robert Anderson of Chico, for the murder of Gunther Rupprecht. This all started just before noon Tuesday in Forest Ranch when a passerby found Anderson with a large cut on his leg. He told that person he had been in a fight at a home on Schott Road. When deputies arrived they found Rupprecht's body. This is an ongoing investigation.

Oroville Dam noise alert

The Department of Water Resources wants to remind anyone near the Oroville Dam today to not be alarmed if loud noises go off. The Department of Water Resources is sending out a noise advisory, they said they will be using a testing device with some loud sounds on Aug. 28 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There may be some traffic delays for several minutes while testing takes place.

Paradise Junior High presented with gift card for $18,000

Paradise Junior High received a giant gift card worth almost $18,000. A national non-profit called Adopt a Classroom partnered with Zuora, a software company to raise the funds.

To donate to Paradise teachers or teachers across the nation, CLICK HERE 

California College Promise Program expands

A new state-wide program is offering two years of community college for free. This is an expansion of the California College Promise Program. In order to qualify, graduating seniors must be first-time, full- time students and taking at least 12 units per semester. An estimated 33,000 new students are eligible.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 775037

Reported Deaths: 14804
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2572716324
Riverside563741143
San Bernardino51467839
Orange513991115
San Diego43619754
Kern31076340
Fresno27381348
Sacramento20961371
Alameda20162365
Santa Clara19891295
San Joaquin19701407
Stanislaus16150325
Contra Costa15544197
Tulare15486255
Ventura12073141
Imperial11457310
San Francisco1056991
San Mateo9332142
Monterey919765
Santa Barbara8785109
Merced8692131
Kings715877
Sonoma6827114
Marin6505111
Solano605455
Madera427058
Placer338541
San Luis Obispo331627
Yolo272153
Butte270433
Santa Cruz21088
Sutter162110
Napa158713
San Benito126010
Yuba11087
El Dorado10544
Mendocino81718
Lassen7300
Shasta66114
Glenn5473
Colusa4996
Nevada4975
Tehama4853
Humboldt4826
Lake43310
Calaveras30513
Amador28616
Tuolumne2163
Inyo18714
Mono1632
Siskiyou1590
Del Norte1351
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc230
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 83° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 73°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 84° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 73°
Paradise
Clear
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Hi: 76° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 73°
Chester
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Hi: 72° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 54°
Red Bluff
Overcast
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Hi: 81° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 72°
Willows
Clear
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Hi: 86° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 73°
A disturbance moved over northern California and the rest of the Pacific Northwest this afternoon. It brought more gusty wind like yesterday, and cooler air, but only isolated rain showers. It will be much quieter this weekend with a late summer warmup.
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