Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Aug. 28.
The Shasta County Coroner's Office has not released the names of the victims in Thursday's plane crash that left two dead and injured two others. Redding police say the crash happened about 6:45 a.m. Thursday, north of Placer Drive near the Benton Airpark in Redding. Police Lt. Brian Cole said the crash happened in a field north of Placer Street and ignited a one to two-acre vegetation fire. Two people were taken to the hospital with significant injuries.
Glenn County leaders are asking for the state's help in fixing its infrastructure damaged by fire in the August Complex. County Road 200 near Newville is among five roads the county says was damaged, leaving behind debris and charring the hills to cause slope instability. Road damage costs are estimated to be $3 million.
The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a homicide. Authorities received a call Thursday of a possible shooting on the north side of Highway A-12 in the subdivision off Perla Drive. When they arrived -- they located the body of a man inside a structure. According to a witness, the unidentified suspect ran from the scene. Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office at 530-841-2900.
California has launched a $30 million program to provide thousands of parolees with community services after they complete their prison sentences or are released months early because of the coronavirus pandemic. State reps said Thursday the state is providing half the money to aid former inmates with finding housing, jobs, health care, transportation, and treatment.
CSU, Chico ranked in top 5 nationally for lowest student debt
A new ranking by "LendEDU" shows Chico State graduates take on some of the lowest debt of any school. Number one in California for lowest student debt and number five nationally. Chico State also consistently ranks among the best in the west and across the nation for educational quality and has an enrollment of 17,000.
Health experts are now forecasting thousands of more lives to be lost in this pandemic. At the current rate, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that more than 200,000 people will have died after contracting the virus by September 19. The CDC published the projected figure Thursday in an ensemble forecast that projected thousands of more deaths than the CDC published in projections last week.
President Trump accepts nomination
President Donald Trump accepted the Republican party's nomination for President Thursday night. The president took the stage for more than an hour, criticizing opponent Joe Biden and the democratic party, painting Biden and his allies as a threat to public safety, order, and American traditions.