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What you need to know: Dec. 18

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Dec. 18.

Posted: Dec 18, 2019 8:45 AM

House expected to vote on whether to impeach President Trump

Deliberations are underway in what could be a long day of debate over whether to vote to impeach President Trump. If the house votes yes to impeachment, President Trump would become the third president in U.S. history to be impeached.

PG&E, California wildfire victims rework $13.5B settlement, other settlements approved

PG&E is moving forward with its proposed settlement plan for California wildfires. A federal bankruptcy judge has approved two Pacific Gas & Electric settlements totaling $24.5 billion. However, PG&E must still sway Governor Gavin Newsom to accept the settlement. He rejected the original plan saying it did not comply with state law on Friday.

6 indicted for falsely claiming benefits for properties destroyed in Camp Fire

Six people are looking at years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines for Camp Fire related fraud. The U.S. Attorney's Office said the six falsely claimed disaster benefits of more than $50,000. The six claimed their homes had been destroyed in the Camp Fire. But prosecutors said all had homes in other communities.

Oroville Union High attendance falls behind

A new report shows schools in Oroville are struggling with chronic absenteeism. That means a student is not attending at least 10% of the school year. The California Department of Education reports that in Oroville, that number is 26% of students. By comparison, the Chico Unified School District's absentee rate is less than 9%.

Police say kidnapping incident in Red Bluff was a hoax

Police said a reported kidnapping incident out of Red Bluff was a hoax. Investigators said despite the school district sending out a warning advising parents of the situation at Jackson Heights Elementary, there is no threat to students.

Local land trust receives funding for conservation

A regional land trust designed to protect and conserve agricultural lands and open spaces from development is getting a big financial boost. It's now one of a handful of such agencies the California Strategic Growth Council is awarding $57 million, statewide, for conservation efforts. The new funding allows for the protection of more than 20,000 acres.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2988326

Reported Deaths: 33589
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles101466213848
San Bernardino2512131560
Riverside2394122517
San Diego2117872103
Orange2108132367
Santa Clara926251065
Kern84644565
Fresno81294932
Sacramento791221080
Alameda66583757
Ventura60368412
San Joaquin56642748
Contra Costa51573446
Stanislaus42337739
Tulare40655501
Monterey35418250
San Mateo31805294
San Francisco28853254
Imperial25140463
Solano24732105
Santa Barbara24149231
Sonoma23607234
Merced23492296
Kings19125133
Placer16995173
San Luis Obispo15466128
Madera13193130
Santa Cruz12026113
Marin11482153
Yolo10406131
Shasta9594117
Butte9359121
El Dorado757544
Sutter756077
Napa735639
Lassen509413
San Benito488243
Yuba481827
Tehama397142
Tuolumne330438
Nevada314473
Mendocino307631
Amador298629
Lake250428
Humboldt229424
Glenn189419
Colusa16919
Calaveras159623
Siskiyou140813
Mono10834
Inyo92429
Del Norte8532
Plumas5735
Modoc3793
Mariposa3444
Trinity3024
Alpine730
Sierra700
Unassigned00
Chico
Partly Cloudy
68° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 68°
Oroville
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 69°
Chico
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 68°
Red Bluff
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 69°
Red Bluff
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 69°
Chico
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 68°
Very gusty winds, dry weather, and warm temperatures are ahead for your Martin Luther King Jr. Day today. We'll be very windy, but not as warm on Tuesday. Lighter winds, cooler temperatures, and the potential for wet weather will return in your extended forecast.
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