What you need to know: Feb. 15

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Feb. 15, 2019.

Posted: Feb 15, 2019 9:13 AM
Updated: Feb 15, 2019 9:48 AM

Butte County Sheriff's Office issues evacuation orders along River Road

The Butte County Sheriff's Office has issued evacuation orders along River Road between Chico River Road and Highway 32. This is due to flooding. Stay with Action News Now for the latest updates as they become available. 

Power outages cause traffic hazards in Redding

Power outages in Shasta County are causing some traffic hazards as many traffic lights are still out. Redding police reported a crash Thursday night on Highway 273 at south Bonneyview Avenue. They want to remind drivers to treat a defective traffic light as a four-way stop sign.

Storm system puts 30 million under a flood watch on West Coast

A Pineapple Express storm system has more than 30 million people on the West Coast under flood watches. A pineapple express storm is when a series of storms start in the Hawaiian islands, and gather water from the Pacific Ocean. Some parts of California have gotten up to eight inches of rain in one day.

First responders continue the search for body reported in Lindo Channel

First responders in Chico will continue the search for a possible body seen in Lindo Channel. A woman reported seeing a body in a sleeping bag floating down the channel at Mariposa and Manzanita Avenues at around 8 a.m. Thursday morning.

Department of Water Resources asks judge to dismiss lawsuit in Oroville Dam spillway crisis

Friday, the d-w-r will ask a judge to dismiss part of a lawsuit surrounding the Oroville Dam spillway crisis. The lawsuit claims the department had a hostile work environment at the dam, including an incident in which employees harassed an african-american employee by hanging a noose in a meeting room. A federal report found "human and organizational factors" played a role in the crisis.

Shasta County Sheriff's Office charging Redding suspect in killing of man and two dogs

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office is charging Kody Smith with the murder of a person and their dog. Deputies say Smith shot them in his living room on Equestrian Drive Tuesday night. The person's name and the circumstances around the shooting has not been released.

President Trump to declare a national emergency Friday

Friday, President Trump plans to declare a national emergency to fund the southern border wall. This is expected after he signs a spending bill in order to avoid a government shutdown. 

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