Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Jan. 8.
Chico Police have identified the victim of Tuesday’s hit-and-run shooting. Officers found Kevin Murrillo dead inside a car of a gunshot wound at Walnut and Third Streets. Police have two suspects in custody, Max Escobar and Jerome Tillman. Tillman is also facing a charge of armed robbery.
Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to announce his budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year today at 11 a.m. Included in that proposal – relief money for Californians, and grants for small businesses. By state law, legislators have until June 15 to pass this budget. Action News Now will have the state budget proposal playing live, click here to watch.
The United States reached another deadly benchmark in the coronavirus pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University. Health departments across the country are reporting 4,000 new deaths Thursday, and 268,000 new cases. Both numbers set new record highs since the start of the pandemic.
U.S. Capitol Police confirmed one of its officers has died. Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick was injured in Wednesday’s siege of the Capitol. He died after suffering a stroke during the riot. Capitol Police officers are now honoring Sicknick. The 15-year veteran on the force is the fifth death related to the capitol riot.
Several people involved in the deadly riot in the capitol are now awaiting trial. Investigators arrested at least 23 people, who are all facing charges in court. Charges range from violating a curfew and carrying a gun without a license, to assault on a police officer. All of them pleaded "not guilty." Four of those men also facing face federal charges for their involvement.
Facebook has extended the ban on President Donald Trump's account. CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained the decision, saying the risks of allowing the president to continue posting are too great. Zuckerberg says Trump's account will be locked "for at least the next two weeks" but could remain locked indefinitely.