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What you need to know: Dec. 30

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Dec. 30.

Posted: Dec 30, 2019 8:40 AM

Group of teens lead Redding police on hig-speed chase

Redding police arrested a 14-year-old girl they say lead officers on a high-speed chase driving a stolen van. It started just after 11 p.m. Saturday night, near Hilltop Drive and E. Palisades Avenue. Officers spotted the van under suspicious activity. When they tried pulling over the driver, that person took off, leading police and a CHP helicopter on an 18-minute high-speed chase. The girl is being charged with vehicle theft and felon evasion. Several other juveniles in the van ages 11 through 15 are not facing charges. 

High-speed vehicle pursuit ended in front of Chico High School

Two people are behind bars this morning after a high-speed chase involving the California Highway Patrol. CHP officers said it started on Highway 99 Sunday night when the suspect was going over 100 miles per hour. The CHP said the driver swerved to avoid being hit by the Chico police. Officers arrested the driver and a female passenger. The CHP said they found an illegal gun inside the suspect's backpack. Police are investigating if the car and gun were stolen.

CHP to kick-off New Years maximum enforcement period

We are just hours away from the New Year’s holiday and the California Highway Patrol is getting ready to kick off another maximum enforcement period. It starts Tuesday at 6:01 p.m. and lasts until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. Expect more officers out on the roadways, and stiffer penalties for anyone driving under the influence.
10 people died in crashes across the state and officer arrested 271 people for DUI, during Christmas day maximum enforcement period.

Deadline to file PG&E claim approaching for wildfire victims

The deadline to file a PG&E claim is Tuesday at 5 p.m. Any Camp Fire or North Bay fire survivor can file a claim. But there are only have a few hours left. The original deadline to file a claim was October 21 of this year but PG&E extended that deadline to Dec. 31. This is all part of the company's bankruptcy process. You can submit a claim online or at a PG&E claim center, click the headline above.

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis announces he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

Georgia representative and civil rights icon John Lewis is set to undergo treatment for stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Lewis' office said the lawmakers learned of the diagnosis this month after what the 79-year-old described as a "routine medical visit and subsequent tests."
In a statement, the congressman said doctors have told him that he has a fighting chance.

Suspect shoots 2 at Texas Church before parishioners fatally shoot him

A community is in mourning, after a gunman opened fire inside a church near Fort Worth, Texas.
The shooting began during a morning worship service at the West Freeway Church of Christ, a live stream showed a masked gunman holding a long gun and firing twice.
The church's security detail then confronted the gunman, fired and took him down. Two parishioners and the gunman were killed.

Suspect in Hanukkah celebration stabbings arrested in New York City with 'blood all over him,' source says

An act of domestic terrorism that is how New York’s governor is describing an attack at a rabbi's home, leaving five people injured. The attack happened on the seventh night of Hanukkah. Police arrested a suspect who pleaded not guilty on Sunday. His bail is now at $5 million. This latest incident caps a week of anti-Semitic attacks throughout New York City, in which police report at least six incidents targeting Jewish people.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 883746

Reported Deaths: 17055
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2900096912
Riverside646681273
San Bernardino606211028
Orange573731412
San Diego53000857
Kern33497410
Fresno30152430
Sacramento24582471
Santa Clara23458382
Alameda22807433
San Joaquin21196484
Contra Costa18214236
Stanislaus17354393
Tulare17206276
Ventura13930160
Imperial12534335
San Francisco11937133
Monterey1111783
San Mateo10889157
Santa Barbara9641119
Merced9375152
Sonoma9016134
Kings817383
Solano717174
Marin7030127
Madera492073
San Luis Obispo404932
Placer401255
Yolo308656
Butte302651
Santa Cruz272223
Napa189214
Sutter181912
Shasta178629
San Benito140714
El Dorado12904
Yuba127810
Mendocino110421
Tehama7938
Lassen7571
Lake67315
Glenn6423
Nevada5908
Humboldt5589
Colusa5476
Calaveras33317
Amador31316
Tuolumne2554
Inyo21815
Siskiyou1850
Del Norte1751
Mono1752
Mariposa782
Plumas540
Modoc270
Trinity230
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 63°
Oroville
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 59°
Paradise
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 63°
Chester
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 36°
Red Bluff
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 75°
Willows
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 63°
Tuesday was another sunny and unseasonably warm to hot day for much of northern California. It was much like Monday, except the wind was stronger, and the wind will be much stronger through much of the next week.
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