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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.

Cases: 1160940

Reported Deaths: 18968
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3783237543
San Bernardino884531129
Riverside836851434
San Diego75305988
Orange731521559
Kern39721447
Fresno37021477
Sacramento35143557
Santa Clara32049470
Alameda28225502
San Joaquin25318504
Contra Costa23146258
Stanislaus21145422
Tulare20352305
Ventura18637175
Imperial15725356
San Francisco14874160
Monterey14354116
San Mateo13707170
Sonoma11712157
Merced11460179
Santa Barbara11166135
Kings1035987
Solano1003681
Marin7621129
Placer622468
Madera604785
San Luis Obispo588535
Shasta460147
Yolo447674
Santa Cruz413228
Butte381259
Sutter305715
Napa290417
El Dorado20914
Yuba194810
San Benito178416
Lassen17153
Tehama156525
Mendocino146822
Nevada11639
Glenn8837
Lake87719
Tuolumne8738
Humboldt8199
Colusa6826
Siskiyou5822
Mono5093
Amador47016
Calaveras46622
Del Norte2981
Inyo28316
Plumas1920
Trinity1360
Mariposa1242
Modoc1190
Alpine470
Sierra190
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 36°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 65° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 36°
Paradise
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 36°
Chester
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 43° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 17°
Red Bluff
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 39°
Willows
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 36°
Your Thanksgiving will be sunny & breezy with mild temperatures.
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