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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.

Posted: Aug 28, 2020 8:29 AM
Updated: Aug 28, 2020 9:14 AM

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

2 killed in Redding plane crash

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.

Roads damaged by August Complex, supervisors issue emergency proclamation

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.

Murder investigation underway near Weed in Siskiyou County

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 devotes $30 million to aid parolees in pandemic

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.

Coronavirus model projects more than 317,000 US Covid-19 deaths by December

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.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3095814

Reported Deaths: 35549
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles104602114641
San Bernardino2587421561
Riverside2558082739
San Diego2197312222
Orange2178492546
Santa Clara959361158
Kern87240572
Fresno83591968
Sacramento816871128
Alameda69107842
Ventura63413462
San Joaquin58843788
Contra Costa53349460
Stanislaus43392773
Tulare42186515
Monterey36464255
San Mateo33207309
San Francisco29665274
Solano26191108
Santa Barbara25405243
Imperial25380486
Merced24570316
Sonoma24262242
Kings19588148
Placer17584186
San Luis Obispo16056140
Madera13585151
Santa Cruz12461113
Marin11732159
Yolo10852138
Shasta9750123
Butte9582128
El Dorado788649
Sutter782879
Napa773145
Lassen519916
San Benito504246
Yuba499627
Tehama433244
Tuolumne340340
Nevada323874
Mendocino319232
Amador303631
Lake264631
Humboldt245825
Glenn195520
Colusa17969
Calaveras163723
Siskiyou145713
Mono11244
Inyo98329
Del Norte8672
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3044
Sierra820
Alpine730
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Chico
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Oroville
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Chico
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Red Bluff
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Light rain and snow is expected in your Friday forecast. We'll be mostly dry and warmer on Saturday. A more substantial system with lower snow levels is in your forecast for Sunday into early Monday. Long range models are showing very wet weather for the middle of next week.
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