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What you need to know: Jan. 31

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Jan. 31.

Posted: Jan 31, 2020 8:56 AM

UN agency declares global emergency over virus from China

At least 213 people are dead, nearly 10,000 cases globally, due to the Coronavirus. Now the number of confirmed cases in the U.S. has jumped to six. Doctors placed a Chicago man in isolation this morning saying he showed symptoms of the new Coronavirus. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global emergency.

Impeachment trial: Vote on witnesses expected today

The Senate wrapped up its second and final day of questions and answers in President Trump's impeachment trial. Multiple swing vote republicans have come out publicly against the possibility of new witnesses. If witnesses are called republicans say they want to hear from the Biden’s and the whistleblower. If no new witnesses are allowed to testify, the trial could wrap up as soon as tonight.

2 Redding women arrested after probation search

Redding police arrested Amber Hayes and Angela Dennis of Redding. Officers say a probation search of their home revealed meth residue, paraphernalia, and exposed wiring. Hayes is facing charges of felony child endangerment and a probation violation.
Police cited Dennis for warrants and possession of heroin. Police took a five-year-old found at the home into protective custody.

New report shows Oroville Dam to be a part of most high-risk dams in CA

A new report from the California State Auditor shows the Oroville Dam is one of more than 600 high-risk dams in the state that do not have approved emergency plans. The report also says only 22 of 400 emergency plans submitted have actually been approved by the office of emergency services.

Dignity Health and PHC reach new agreement

Some good news for health patients in Shasta County. Dignity Health and Partnership Health plan reached a coverage agreement. That means Medi-Cal patients in northern California will still be able to get care at mercy medical in Redding. Partnership is the main local Medi-Cal administrator for low-income people. It announced the three-year agreement. Mercy confirms the deal is being finalized and that it expects it to be on the books by week's end.

Northern California traffic alerts

If weekend travel plans take you towards Trinity County there’s a traffic alert to keep in mind. Caltrans is reminding drivers that work will continue on State Route 299, near big flat. Crews are working on the emergency slide project. Expect traffic controls 24/7 with up to 30-minute delays. Work runs Monday through Saturday, with some delays overnights and Sunday, as well.

Concerning human trafficking trend in Tehama County

Northern California advocates who work to help victims of human trafficking said they are worried about a spike reported in Tehama County. "Empower Tehama" is a resource and help agency designed to combat human trafficking. The agency is headquartered in Red Bluff. Last year, Empower Tehama said counselors handled 24 cases involving human trafficking. The organization's main goal is to raise awareness about the issue.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 103813

Reported Deaths: 3993
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles498602241
Riverside7341313
San Diego7100260
Orange5744142
San Bernardino4914190
Alameda309794
Santa Clara2701140
San Francisco243740
San Mateo202282
Kern200737
Tulare183580
Fresno165832
Santa Barbara163612
Imperial144326
Contra Costa138437
Sacramento134956
Ventura106232
San Joaquin84235
Kings7043
Stanislaus68328
Sonoma5304
Solano50922
Monterey4699
Marin43614
Merced2807
San Luis Obispo2681
Yolo20723
Santa Cruz2062
Placer1969
Napa1113
Humboldt983
Madera942
San Benito852
El Dorado840
Del Norte440
Sutter422
Nevada411
Butte400
Shasta374
Mono351
Yuba281
Mendocino250
Lake230
Inyo191
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Glenn140
Amador100
Siskiyou60
Colusa50
Lassen50
Tuolumne40
Plumas40
Tehama41
Alpine20
Trinity10
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 92° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 86°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 91° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 85°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 86° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 86°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 83° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 78°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 99° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 85°
Willows
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 96° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 86°
Rain showers and a good chance for thunderstorms are on the way for your Friday night and Saturday forecast. We'll also be much cooler and have gusty South winds this weekend. Some showers are possible early next week, but dry and warmer weather returns for the middle of next week.
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