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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.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 117215

Reported Deaths: 4305
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles572192448
Riverside8155342
San Diego7554269
Orange6574150
San Bernardino5501208
Alameda351597
Santa Clara2819143
San Francisco258743
Kern237639
San Mateo218884
Tulare200489
Fresno188236
Imperial179829
Santa Barbara166912
Contra Costa150637
Sacramento143958
Ventura116434
Kings11375
San Joaquin98235
Stanislaus75029
Monterey57110
Sonoma5664
Solano54622
Marin50115
Merced3017
San Luis Obispo2781
Placer2289
Santa Cruz2172
Yolo21324
Madera1143
Napa1133
Humboldt1023
El Dorado960
San Benito882
Butte511
Sutter462
Del Norte460
Nevada421
Shasta394
Mono371
Mendocino300
Yuba301
Lake260
Inyo201
Glenn170
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Amador100
Siskiyou80
Colusa70
Lassen50
Tehama51
Plumas40
Tuolumne40
Alpine20
Sierra10
Trinity10
Unassigned00
Chico
Broken Clouds
97° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 97°
Oroville
Clear
98° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 98°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
97° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 97°
Chester
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 85°
Red Bluff
Clear
98° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 98°
Willows
Broken Clouds
97° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 97°
The Heat Advisory will stay in place through Thursday evening. Cooler temperatures and the potential for showers and thunderstorms are ahead for your weekend.
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