What you need to know: Dec. 2

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Dec. 2.

Posted: Dec 2, 2019 8:50 AM

Millions of Americans expected to shop during 'Cyber Monday'

Get ready to do some online shopping with Cyber Monday deals. Black Friday was already a buzz with online activity, shoppers shelled out a record $7.4 billion in online sales. Now, the Cyber Monday rush already on track to break more records. 77% of consumers plan to shop on Monday and are expected to spend over $9 billion.

Fire crews contain flames in Chico home

Chico Fire is looking into a fire that made one home unlivable. Chico Fire responded to a fire that had started in the attic early Sunday morning and burned through the rafters. One person was found during the search throughout the home and was pronounced dead at the scene. Fire crews contained the flames, but say the home is no longer liveable. There were no other injuries in this fire.

Two men arrested after stealing wire from a shutdown energy plant

Two men are waking up behind bars this Monday for stealing items from an old energy plant. Shasta County Sheriff's deputies said they found about 500 pounds of stolen copper wire on Robert Dale Cox Jr. and Robert Paul Milner. Deputies said the men targeted the site of 'Covanta', a former energy plant.

CHP wraps up the maximum enforcement period

The CHP's maximum enforcement period for the Thanksgiving holiday is officially over. Within the first 30 hours of the operation, which started Wednesday at 6 p.m., the CHP made 314 DUI arrests. As of Friday night, the agency reported eight deaths on our roadways. The operation wrapped up at midnight, we are working to get the latest numbers.

Gas prices decrease in North State

Gas prices in Chico have fallen 14.4 cents a gallon this past week, averaging $3.64, so says Gasbuddy and it's the daily survey of 76 different stations. Chico prices are 32.6 cents a gallon, lower than a month ago. In Redding, average prices are hovering right around $3.80 a gallon. However, here's the sting, the national average for gas is running just about $2.58 a gallon.

CAL FIRE complete readiness drills over holiday weekend

CAL FIRE crews spent part of this weekend completing readiness drills. Ten firefighters trained at the Butte College Facility reviewing the basics on hose lays and engine pump operations. CAL FIRE conducts such drills several times a month. CAL FIRE employs over 2,500 seasonal firefighters, volunteers make up another 2,700.

CAL FIRE responds to small fuel leak at Oroville Airport

Oroville fire crews and a CAL FIRE "HazMat team" responded to a gas leak at the Oroville Airport. On Saturday, a pilot at the airport noticed a small leak coming from a line at the gas pump that fuels airplanes. Crews arrived on the scene and patched the line from the tank with an absorbent material that could catch any excess gas.

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The last two days saw quite a bit of rain in Northern California. Today we could see more but the showers look to be more isolated today than in previous days. Highs today are expected to reach the upper 50s to lower 60s.
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