What you need to know: Feb. 13

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Feb. 13.

Posted: Feb 13, 2020 8:36 AM
Updated: Feb 13, 2020 9:00 AM

Trailer stolen from Paradise logger

Deputies are searching for a car thief who stole a California logger's trailer. The victim who lives in Paradise said he purchased the trailer just three weeks earlier with cash. The victim says that without this trailer it is very difficult to work. Investigators are hoping there is a surveillance video of the crime.

Butte County Sheriff's Office arrests Oroville man in 2018 murder case

The Butte County Sheriff's Office says 40-year-old Jasson Stepp of Oroville is responsible for the murder of a Berry Creek man back in January of 2018. For the past 7 months, butte county detectives collected evidence and last month arrested Stepp for an unrelated burglary. He has been at the Butte County jail since January.

Man convicted of murdering his wife, DA says

An Anderson man is facing prison time after a jury found him guilty of murdering his wife. A Shasta County jury convicted Kenneth Vorreiter of Anderson of second-degree murder in the death of his wife. He will be sentenced on March 6.

NWS warns dry weather could bring early fire season

It's been a dry February so far. Which means some fire crews in the state are already getting ready for fire danger. At the National Weather Service, satellite imagery shows a strong ridge of high pressure has built up over the western states. If the dry weather continues, CAL FIRE says it's a mixed bag for increased fire danger.

Chairman of Iowa Democratic Party resigns after caucus catastrophe

In the wake of the Iowa caucus chaos, the Democratic Party chairman of that state has resigned. Troy price issued a resignation statement Wednesday, just over a week after the caucus debacle. Price came under fire after last Tuesday’s caucus that took days to release a full vote count. Price says he will call an emergency meeting of the state central committee Saturday to select an interim chair.

China sees largest single-day death toll from coronavirus 

New figures out of China about the coronavirus are giving health officials cause for concern. Overnight, the Chinese government reported its largest single-day death toll from the disease at 242. That brings the total number of reported deaths to more than 1,300. Now, the CDC says the U.S. should be prepared for the disease to gain a foothold here as well.

Judge denies Roger Stone's request for a new trial

Tensions are rising in Washington as Democrats accuse President Trump of ignoring the rule of law, again. This time citing the president’s comments on the sentencing of his longtime ally Roger Stone's trial for lying to congress. Democrats are saying this is interfering in the trial. They are also asking for Attorney General William Barr's resignation for the role he has played in the same trial.

Chico
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 70° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 41°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 69° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 45°
Paradise
Clear
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Hi: 70° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 41°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 59° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 37°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 75° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 37°
Willows
Clear
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Hi: 74° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 41°
Areas of fog are possible to start your Tuesday, but we'll end up sunny, warmer, and have gusty north winds Tuesday afternoon. Winds will diminish through the day on Wednesday, and we'll stay very warm. Dry and warm conditions will persist through this weekend, but wet and cooler weather is projected to return next week.
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