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What you need to know: Dec. 12

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Dec. 12.

Posted: Dec 12, 2019 8:53 AM
Updated: Dec 12, 2019 8:54 AM

Suspect in 2013 cold case murder appears in court

A murder from 2013 is back in the spotlight, with at least one suspect in that cold case expected in court today.
Redding police arrested Hartman and Carleen Honaker in August, for the six-year-old crime. The murder of Charles Sweetwood, who was shot to death during a burglary. Hartman is expected in court on Dec. 20. While Honaker has a status hearing scheduled for Thursday.

Gridley man accused of aiding Canadian fugitive

Butte County Sheriff's Deputies said Sam Koh of Gridley helped fugitive murder suspect Brandon Teixeira hideout and helped him sell drugs. Koh pleaded not guilty to the charges court Wednesday. Prosecutors say a search of his homes in Gridley and Loma Rica revealed guns and marijuana.

Paradise decides on new welcome sign

We now know what the new sign, "welcoming" people to the town of Paradise will look like! It is the design that public voters chose to be the new look. It was the winner with a 17% margin. The sign and new design will be located on Skyway and Clark road. It replaces the ones destroyed by the Camp Fire. Chico-based, Brian Firth's landscape architect created the new sign. The town of Paradise must still finalize a construction plan and complete the bidding and permitting process before the sign is constructed.

Pharmacy robbery leads to 3 arrests

An overnight robbery targeted a pharmacy in Redding, and now, three people are in custody. Redding police arrested one man, Vince Davis Qualls, and two juveniles. Police said one of the suspects forced his way into the Walgreens pharmacy on East Cypress Ave.
Police said the suspect demanded money and prescription medications before getting into a car and driving off. Police said they found that car later and arrested the three passengers.

Investigators identify suspects in New Jersey Kosher Deli shooting

Mourners crowded the streets of Brooklyn and Jersey City on Thursday in memorial of the lives lost in a Kosher Deli shooting. Now, investigators have identified the suspects as 47-year-old David Anderson and 50-year-old Francine Graham who were killed during the attack. While the two are noted as part of a Jewish hate group, police state that motive has not yet been established.

Members of House Judiciary Committee expected to vote on articles of impeachment

After a marathon session Wednesday, Members of the house judiciary committee are expected to vote on the two articles of impeachment against President Trump. This would be the latest step before house members can make amendments to the articles, though democratic majority support would be needed to pass the articles.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 559746

Reported Deaths: 10377
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2085634977
Riverside40452799
Orange39641726
San Bernardino35712546
San Diego32330593
Kern23583171
Fresno17290171
Alameda13213208
San Joaquin12303211
Santa Clara11687204
Sacramento10795161
Tulare10475196
Imperial9693244
Stanislaus9665162
Contra Costa9182139
Ventura814689
San Francisco754867
Santa Barbara670469
San Mateo6110120
Marin532779
Monterey529335
Merced501264
Kings445356
Solano402940
Sonoma355647
Madera230239
Placer218620
San Luis Obispo209315
Yolo172143
Santa Cruz12386
Butte10958
Napa104610
Sutter9427
El Dorado7291
San Benito7154
Lassen6380
Yuba6004
Mendocino43110
Shasta41810
Colusa3624
Glenn3603
Nevada3221
Humboldt2824
Tehama2761
Lake2202
Amador1642
Mono1541
Tuolumne1522
Calaveras1471
Del Norte990
Siskiyou930
Inyo893
Mariposa612
Plumas340
Modoc50
Trinity50
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Scattered Clouds
99° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 99°
Oroville
Clear
98° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 98°
Paradise
Scattered Clouds
99° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 99°
Chester
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 88°
Red Bluff
Clear
104° wxIcon
Hi: 107° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 104°
Willows
Scattered Clouds
99° wxIcon
Hi: 106° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 99°
Very hot temperatures and the potential for mountain thunderstorms are ahead for your Monday. Temperatures won't be as hot for the middle of this week, but fire danger will be elevated. The heat returns this weekend.
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