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What you need to know: Feb. 19

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Feb. 19.

Posted: Feb 19, 2020 9:13 AM

Officer-involved shooting in Red Bluff, one dead

Police are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting on Vista Way in Red Bluff. According to the press release, officers responded to an incident at the Meadow View Apartments around 1:15 a.m. They said when they arrived a male suspect fired on them with a handgun. One officer returned fire and shot the suspect. He then lied on the floor with the gun still in his hand. The report said after an hour and a half of the negotiation the suspect tried to shoot officers when they moved in to give medical aid. Two officers then fired back killing the suspect.

Community members voice concerns at Chico City Council Meeting

Hundreds of community members gathered outside the Chico City Council ahead of Tuesday night's meeting. The Chico City Council tackled several hot button issues facing the city. Two main items, the sit-lie ordinance, and the needle distribution debate. Voters in Chico came out to make their voices heard, via peaceful protest toting signs, marching, and chanting for their causes.

Burglar breaks into Black Bear Diner through roof, stealing nearly $1,000

Police are on the hunt for a thief who stole nearly a thousand dollars from a local eatery. Police say the thief broke in through the roof of the Black Bear Diner on Hilltop Drive in Redding. When the restaurant's general manager came in early Monday morning, he noticed parts of the ceiling on the ground and a big hole on the roof. Employees told us why this break-in feels personal.

Police increase presence at Diamond View Middle School after social media threat

Tensions may be running high at a Susanville school today after police say they traced a threat on social media to an anonymous Instagram account. Officers positioned themselves on the campus of 'Diamond View Middle School' Tuesday, as a precaution after someone posed a threat to harm students and staff. School representatives say more students than usual stayed home Tuesday. Police say they take the threat very seriously and hope to make an arrest.

Butte Strong Fund has donated over $450,000 to Camp Fire recovery

The Butte Strong Fund handed out more than $457,000 dollars to help with Camp Fire recovery. $17,000 went to the Jesus Center so it could open the Sequoia House. Pictures show the house is already furnished and ready for four Camp Fire affected families to move in. The Jesus center's program director says the home is specifically for single women with children.

Redding Police continue to clean-up trash from homeless campers

Trash from homeless campers is piling up at a greenway in north Redding. Redding police say they hit several different areas each day to clean up trash. People who live near the site say it's not the first time it has been used as a dumping ground. The Redding Police Department receives between 15 and 30 reports a day about illegal camps and trash sites around the city.

New baseball field in the works at Paradise Junior & Senior High

Work installing a new baseball field at paradise high school is moving along. Landscapers started work early this morning installing new turf. The field was previously torn apart by PG&E crews that needed to access dead trees that needed to be removed. Action News Now spoke to one landscaper who says this project is a great step to rebuilding.

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Lightning-caused fires will be a concern over the next few days as thunderstorms enter the forecast. We stay warm to begin next week but cool into the 70s by Wednesday.
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