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What you need to know: June 11

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on June 11, 2019.

Posted: Jun 11, 2019 8:53 AM
Updated: Jun 11, 2019 9:17 AM

Suspect arrested after high-speed chase in Redding

Redding police arrested a wanted felon after a wild, high-speed chase. Officers said Telena McCovey is now behind bars after ramming into a California Highway Patrol vehicle and threatening officers with a large knife. McCovey already had two felony warrants and now faces additional charges of felony evading and assault with a deadly weapon. 

Deputies seized thousands of plants in Big Spring illegal drug bust

The Siskiyou County Sheriff's office last week alone rounded up over 4,000 plants in the Big Springs Area. The value of the illegal retail drug market is equal to an estimated at $27.9-$41.9 million. Soldiers from the California Army National Guard's Counter-Drug Unit also took part in the operation.

Traffic alert: Road 99 construction causes delays in Glenn County

Motorists can expect up to 30-minute delays on Road 99, west from Willows to the Colusa County line. Glenn County road crews will be chip-sealing, which is a type of asphalt repair. The work will be happening Tuesday through Thursday of this week. The sheriff's office recommends taking alternate routes.

CAL FIRE crews battled vegetation fire south of Cohasset Road Monday

High temperatures are causing increased fire danger. CAL FIRE crews battled a vegetation fire Monday, just south of Cohasset Road. The flames were reported in the area of Ponderosa Way and Cohasset Road at around noon. Firefighters got it under control quickly, but not before it charred four acres. Investigators are still working to determine the cause. 

Crews fully contain West Butte Fire in Sutter County

CAL FIRE crews fully contained the West Butte Fire, which was burning northeast of Colusa in Sutter County. That fire grew to around 1,000 acres near North Butte Road and West Butte Road. It started on Saturday evening. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Sand Fire burns 2,220 acres, evacuations lifted

The Sand Fire in Yolo County has ripped through more than 2,200 hundred acres and it is 60% contained as of Tuesday morning. This wildfire is burning northwest of Sacramento. Weather in the area Tuesday is expected to be hotter with gusty winds up to 20 miles per hour.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 122168

Reported Deaths: 4444
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles596922532
Riverside8303345
San Diego7798283
Orange6783165
San Bernardino5650209
Alameda364197
Santa Clara2850144
San Francisco264443
Imperial249330
Kern246245
San Mateo224484
Tulare208392
Fresno194437
Santa Barbara171414
Contra Costa154738
Sacramento149058
Ventura119035
Kings11876
San Joaquin102436
Stanislaus79230
Monterey62110
Sonoma5934
Solano55922
Marin52517
Merced3107
San Luis Obispo2881
Placer2599
Santa Cruz2192
Yolo21624
Madera1293
Napa1263
Humboldt1044
El Dorado980
San Benito962
Butte601
Nevada491
Sutter482
Del Norte470
Shasta404
Mono371
Mendocino330
Yuba311
Lake300
Inyo201
Glenn170
Calaveras160
Mariposa161
Amador100
Siskiyou90
Colusa70
Tehama61
Tuolumne50
Lassen50
Plumas40
Alpine20
Sierra10
Trinity10
Unassigned00
Chico
Broken Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 82°
Oroville
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 85°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 82°
Chester
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 78°
Red Bluff
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 84°
Willows
Broken Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 82°
Today will be nice but much cooler weather this weekend with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly in the north valley and mountains. We heat up again next week.
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