Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to start your day on Jan. 4.
Standoff in Willows ends after several hours
This morning we now know a law enforcement standoff is over after several hours of activity. Action News Now has learned this all happening in Willows after a heavy Glenn County Sheriff's Office presence was reported in the area of north Tehama and French Street Sunday night. The incident came to an end sometime before 1 a.m. Monday morning. Action News Now is working to learn more.
The Butte County Board of Supervisors will welcome new District 4 Supervisor Tod Kimmelshue. The ceremony will be live-streamed on the Butte County website, starting at 9 a.m. County Clerk Candace Grubbs will be on hand to swear in returning supervisors Bill Connelly and Doug Teeter.
An NBC News tally found the U.S. surpassed 350,000 COVID-19 related deaths since tracking started in early 2020. As of now, the U.S. has more than 20-million confirmed coronavirus cases. The news comes as more people across the country receive COVID-19 vaccinations. As of Saturday, the CDC reports more than four million initial doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine have been administered.
Trump, on tape, presses Ga. official to 'find' him votes
President Trump made his boldest attempt yet to overturn the results of the 2020 election. In audio first obtained by the Washington Post of a Saturday phone call, Trump pressed Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, to change the vote count, citing disproven claims of fraud. The hour-long call comes after the Trump campaign lost dozens of legal challenges in several states. Trump is promising to talk more about that phone call at a rally in Georgia tonight.
Georgia Senate runoff election
Candidates in Georgia hold their final rallies before the special election Tuesday. On both sides, candidates are making a final campaign push. The results of this special election will determine who has control of the Senate for the next two years.