Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Jan. 6.
Action News Now is still tracking two Georgia run-off races for the U.S. Senate. Reverend Raphael Warnock is the projected winner of one of those Senate races. But the second race between incumbent Republican Senator David Purdue and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff is still too close to call. We could see a projected winner at some point Wednesday.
The house and senate will meet at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. A joint session of congress will count the electoral college votes and officially declare the results of the 2020 presidential election. Dozens of republicans allied with President Trump are pledging to challenge that count. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell urged his colleagues not to object.
One man is dead after a shooting in Chico. It happened before 7 p.m. on Walnut and Third Streets. Officers found a man inside a car with a gunshot wound. Police arrested two men, and are working to determine if they were involved.
Redding Police officers arrested a man after they say he crashed into a church playground around 9 p.m. Tuesday. Police said Mathew Ramos of Redding smashed into a fence around the play area at little country church. Ramos is in the Shasta County Jail facing charges of driving under a suspended license while on DUI probation.
Planning for California's aging population
The unveiling of a state roadmap to address California’s aging population will take place today. The Director of the California Department of Aging will formally announce details of the plan. It is aimed at preparing the state for impacts on health care, housing, transportation, medical needs, and caregiving - as our state population ages.
The Director of the California Department of Public Health is now requiring any counties with ICU below 10% to delay all non-life-threatening surgeries. The same order also requires hospitals with space to accept patients from hospitals that have no ICU beds. Patients from Southern California could possibly be brought to facilities in northern California.
The enrollment period for coronavirus small business relief grants is back open. The deadline to sign up has been extended to Jan. 13. Applications will be evaluated based on eligibility and pre-determined Covid-19 impact factors. To find applications, click here.