What you need to know: July 15

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on July 15, 2019.

Posted: Jul 15, 2019 8:40 AM
Updated: Jul 15, 2019 9:03 AM

Trump administration ends asylum protections for Central American migrants

The Trump administration is now moving to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants. A rule published Monday morning bars migrants from seeking asylum in the United States if they've traveled through another country first. The rule is almost certain to face a legal challenge. US law allows refugees to request asylum when they arrive at in the US regardless of how they did so. Immigrant rights groups say the republican administration's policies are an effort to keep immigrants out.

Doyle fire burns 200 acres in Lassen County

Firefighters are focused on containing the Doyle Fire Monday morning, which is burning in Lassen County. The fire is burning on the east and west side of Highway 395, about 150 miles east of Butte County. Officials said 200 acres have burned so far. The cause is now under investigation. 

Chico Street Crimes Unit makes 13 arrests in week 7

It is week seven of the Chico Police Department's Street Crimes Unit and officers made another 13 arrests this past week. This week, officers confiscated more than an ounce and a half of methamphetamine and an illegal gun. The majority of arrests were along the East Avenue and Esplanade corridor.

Redding police arrest man for shooting at apartment building

Redding police arrested a man for shooting at an apartment building. Officers responded to the building on Churn Creek Road after receiving several reports of gunshots. Witnesses say they saw Fabian Ortiz fight with a woman and then shoot at the building and walk away. Officers found and arrested Ortiz. They say he was carrying a rifle in a guitar case, which is a violation of his parole. 

New York Times reports ICE operations will be carried out in series of small raids

The nationwide crackdown on illegal immigration promised by the White House did not begin as expected this weekend. There were few reports of unusual activity by immigration agents, but that could soon change. The New York Times is reporting, instead of one massive, simultaneous sweep, ICE operations will be carried out in a series of smaller raids, spread out over several days.

President Trump faces criticism over suspected racist tweets

President Trump is facing criticism after tweeting comments to several congresswomen of color that some are considering racist. In the tweets, he told them to "go back home to fix their countries." All of the lawmakers are American citizens and all but one were born in the US. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 578946

Reported Deaths: 10523
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2108744999
Riverside41983820
Orange40527724
San Bernardino36072546
San Diego32975594
Kern24995183
Fresno17846171
San Joaquin13870235
Alameda13631205
Santa Clara12962207
Sacramento12274179
Tulare11549198
Stanislaus10264169
Imperial9867244
Contra Costa9787146
Ventura874093
San Francisco769267
Santa Barbara699672
San Mateo6431122
Merced573670
Monterey549437
Marin540481
Kings445356
Solano427441
Sonoma375350
Madera246339
Placer237724
San Luis Obispo227817
Yolo183444
Santa Cruz12876
Butte12388
Napa112911
Sutter9967
San Benito7654
El Dorado7552
Lassen6830
Yuba6664
Mendocino47210
Shasta46910
Glenn4363
Colusa3965
Nevada3571
Tehama3031
Humboldt2864
Lake2402
Amador1853
Mono1581
Tuolumne1552
Calaveras1471
Inyo1063
Siskiyou1020
Del Norte1000
Mariposa622
Plumas360
Modoc50
Trinity50
Sierra40
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 90°
Oroville
Clear
94° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 94°
Paradise
Few Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 90°
Chester
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 84°
Red Bluff
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 91°
Willows
Few Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 90°
Warm temperatures and a Red Flag Warning for high fire danger are ahead for our region today. The heat ramps up this weekend and that will prompt an Excessive Heat Watch for the valley and foothills.
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