What you need to know: July 6

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on July 6.

Posted: Jul 6, 2020 8:43 AM

Demonstrators gather in Shasta County demanding the sheriff step down

Over a dozen people gathered in Shasta County demanding that the Sheriff step down. On one side, demonstrators called for an investigation into Shasta County Sheriff Eric Magrini, centered on what many feel are questionable social media posts in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Opposing demonstrators held signs and American flags in support of Sheriff Magrini.

Dutch Bros. Chico employee tests positive for coronavirus

One local coffee shop will be open this morning after one employee tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee works at the Chico Dutch Bros on Humboldt Ave. The individual worked June 28 and 29 for the evening shift. Dutch Bros management says they closed the location Friday and conducted a deep cleaning.

Health officials await coronavirus results from 4th of July weekend

Experts are concerned over how a holiday weekend of partying could add to a record-breaking surge in coronavirus cases. More than 30 states now seeing cases rise -- with Florida and Texas reporting their biggest daily increases over the weekend.

Justices rule states can bind presidential electors' votes

The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that states can require presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College. Monday's ruling, just under four months before the 2020 election, leaves in place laws in 32 states and the District of Columbia that bind electors to vote for the popular-vote winner. So-called faithless electors have not been critical to the outcome of a presidential election, but that could change in a race decided by just a few electoral votes. 

Pfc. Vanessa Guillen bludgeoned to death on Army base, family attorney says

Investigators have confirmed the identity of the remains of missing fort hood soldier Vanessa Guillen. Just as a suspect in her disappearance is set to be in court, an attorney for the Guillen family said the army has confirmed that bones, hair and other remains found near the fort belonged to Vanessa Guillen. Guillen was last seen April 22 at Fort Hood.

Three of the four officers charged in George Floyd's death are now out on bond

A third former Minneapolis Police Officer charged in the death of George Floyd has posted bail and is out of jail. Jail records show Tou Thao, 34, posted a $750,000 bond Saturday. Thao is expected in court September 10 on charges of aiding and abetting second- degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

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
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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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