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What you need to know: July 8

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on July 8.

Posted: Jul 8, 2020 8:46 AM

Oroville man arrested for Sierra County shooting

An Oroville man is waking up behind bars after a shooting that killed one person and injured two others. Sierra County Deputies arrested John Thomas Conway of Oroville, they said Conway shot at a group of people in the Poker Flat area of Sierra County. During the arrest, deputies said Conway tried to hit wildlife officers with an off-road vehicle and exchanged shots with deputies.

1 person found dead with gunshot wound west of Redding airport

Police are investigating after officers found someone dead-- in the street with a gunshot wound. Redding Police say the call came in around 11:40 Tuesday night on Meadview Drive, just west of the airport. Officers have cleared the scene but say they are still investigating.

REU to conduct annual patrol and infrared inspection

The Redding Electric Utility today kicks off what it calls the annual patrol and infrared inspection. Crews will be out and out about in the utility’s service area, getting an up-close look at its transmission facilities to check for any problems or hazards that could trigger power failures. Customers are reminded REU crews will be working in clearly marked vehicles, so you will know if and when they are in your area.

Deputies investigate disturbance at Palermo home

Action News Now is working to learn more information on what Butte County Deputies are calling "a disturbance" at a Palermo home. Action News Now was on scene, our crew saw a large number of deputies - with guns gathered outside the home on Oakwood Lane, blocking off a stretch of that road, but deputies made no arrests.

Fire crews responded quickly to get a wildland fire just west of Glenn County under control. Crews and aircraft worked to contain the Nail Fire. It broke out in the Grindstone Ranger District of the Mendocino national forest about 30 miles west of willows Tuesday. At last count, the fire was at least 25 acres. Investigators are working to learn the cause of the fire.

U.S. reaches over 3 million COVID-19 cases

There are now over 3 million cases of coronavirus in the United States. With many states; in fact, more than half the nation - seeing a surge in infections. Several states also saw a record number of hospitalizations. On Tuesday Texas reported over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day. And the number of cases in Georgia officially passed 100,000.

White House coronavirus task force holds briefing to discuss reopening schools

Happening this morning, the White House Coronavirus Task Force will hold a briefing at the department of education. The briefing could shed light on plans to reopen schools for the fall semester. At the white house Tuesday, President Trump said he would put pressure on governors to reopen schools.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 554388

Reported Deaths: 10307
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2067784967
Riverside40452799
Orange39076720
San Bernardino35452502
San Diego31779586
Kern22626171
Fresno17031171
Alameda13213208
San Joaquin12303211
Santa Clara11475203
Sacramento10795161
Tulare10475196
Imperial9693244
Stanislaus9566161
Contra Costa9022138
Ventura814689
San Francisco743267
Santa Barbara670469
San Mateo6110120
Marin528779
Monterey521235
Merced501264
Kings445356
Solano402940
Sonoma343147
Madera230239
Placer218620
San Luis Obispo209315
Yolo169043
Santa Cruz12386
Butte10958
Napa104610
Sutter9217
El Dorado7291
San Benito7094
Lassen6380
Yuba5884
Shasta41810
Mendocino38010
Colusa3624
Glenn3603
Nevada3221
Humboldt2824
Tehama2761
Lake2202
Amador1642
Mono1531
Tuolumne1522
Calaveras1471
Del Norte990
Siskiyou930
Inyo643
Mariposa602
Plumas340
Modoc50
Trinity50
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
97° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 98°
Oroville
Clear
98° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 99°
Paradise
Few Clouds
97° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 98°
Chester
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 89°
Red Bluff
Clear
102° wxIcon
Hi: 107° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 103°
Willows
Few Clouds
97° wxIcon
Hi: 106° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 98°
Strong heat lasts through Monday with mountain thunderstorms on Monday. The heat backs off by mid-week.
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