What you need to know: July 17

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on July 17.

Posted: Jul 17, 2020 8:35 AM
Updated: Jul 17, 2020 10:02 AM

Deputy justified in 2019 officer-involved shooting of Red Bluff man, DA says

The Tehama County District Attorney says the deputy who shot and killed a man in January of 2019, was justified. The county attorney made that announcement Thursday. This comes from an incident on Jellys Ferry Road on January 28 2019. Investigators say a deputy fired four rounds at Carl Thayer after they say he deflected a taser and then charged at a deputy with a knife.

CAA to host food giveaway July 20

The Community Action Agency of Butte County is planning another tailgate food giveaway to help people in need. It’s scheduled for Monday, July 20 - from 9 a.m. to noon or until supplies last, and you don't need to get out of the car. The giveaway will take place in the parking lot of the Nelson Avenue sports complex in Oroville.

California governor to outline plans for reopening schools

Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to announce new guidance Friday for reopening California schools. Many of the state districts are just weeks away from returning to school and still have not decided whether to allow students back in classrooms. Newsom said earlier this week that he approved several new rules related to coronavirus but did not immediately make them public.

Utility's power lines caused huge 2019 California wildfire

Cal Fire investigators said Thursday that PG&E is responsible for the 2019 Kincade Fire that destroyed nearly 400 homes and that its transmission lines sparked the fire. It happened in October of 2019, near the town of Geyserville in Sonoma County. In a statement, PG&E did not deny its equipment caused the fire, but said it does not have access to Cal Fire's investigative report or the evidence collected.

Oakland agrees to pay $32.7 million to settle lawsuits over 2016 Ghost Ship warehouse fire

The city of Oakland has reached a multi-million dollar settlement in the so-called ghost ship fire. The Oakland city council has agreed to pay $32.7-million to the families of 32 victims of the December 2016 fire. That 2016 fire swept through a converted warehouse during an electronic music party killing 36 people. The settlement is one of the largest in city history.

Georgia mayors speak out against governor's ban on face mask mandates

Tension continues to build between lawmakers in Georgia over the role of masks in the pandemic. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced he is suing the city of Atlanta over its mandate requiring masks in public spaces. Governor Kemp suspended those mandates in an executive order Wednesday during a public address on Thursday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance bottoms rejected the governor's order.

3 suspects in Ahmaud Arbery murder case appear before judge Friday

The three men accused in the death of Ahmaud Arbery are set to appear in court. Court documents say Travis and Greg McMichael, and William Bryan Jr. will face a judge Friday. All three men are charged with the murder and false imprisonment of Ahmaud Arbery. Bryan's attorney has also filed a motion seeking bond, saying his client poses no significant risk of fleeing.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 530606

Reported Deaths: 9808
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1981654827
Riverside38487738
Orange38131665
San Bernardino34237487
San Diego30516568
Kern21433152
Fresno15945157
Alameda12136193
San Joaquin12034187
Santa Clara11030192
Sacramento10174148
Tulare10078193
Imperial9513232
Stanislaus9308135
Contra Costa8324131
Ventura787777
San Francisco708162
Santa Barbara652664
San Mateo5758120
Marin518076
Monterey496634
Merced458351
Kings445356
Solano380638
Sonoma320842
Madera211432
Placer199819
San Luis Obispo197016
Yolo161442
Santa Cruz11964
Butte10128
Napa10079
Sutter8406
San Benito6894
El Dorado6681
Lassen6320
Yuba5334
Shasta4049
Colusa3594
Glenn3462
Mendocino3419
Nevada3161
Tehama2491
Humboldt2454
Lake2111
Mono1461
Tuolumne1442
Amador1370
Calaveras1361
Del Norte900
Siskiyou880
Inyo661
Mariposa592
Plumas330
Trinity50
Modoc40
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 82°
Oroville
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 82°
Paradise
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 82°
Chester
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 70°
Red Bluff
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 67°
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Willows
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 82°
Although temperatures began to rise today around northern California, our weather was still quite pleasant for early August. Enjoy the below-average highs will we have them, because hotter weather will return soon.
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