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.
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.
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.
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.
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.