Wednesday, the three other officers involved in the arrest and subsequent death of George Floyd were charged with murder along with Derek Chauvin, after a full week of worldwide protests. Today, the first of many memorials for Floyd will take place in Minneapolis.
Chico-Redding to hold peaceful protests
Friday, official northern California protests against racial inequality and police brutality continue with peaceful protests in both Redding and Chico. Smaller unofficial protests have continued to pop up daily near both city halls. If any gatherings take place today, Action News Now will bring you the latest updates on those.
A PG&E helicopter crash killed three people on Tuesday. One of the victims was from Chico. His name was Travis Schull and he was just 29-years-old. Officials say the helicopter was contracted from "PJ Helicopters" off Langley Road in Red Bluff. Solano County Representatives say the helicopter hit a power line and crashed into a hillside along interstate 80. The two other victims are Roscoe Gray, of Sonora, and Jimmy Wasdin.
A house fire broke out on Brookridge Drive in Redding Wednesday afternoon. The call came in around 12:30 - Redding Fire Department knocked down the fire in about five minutes and no-one was injured. The flames caused minor damage to the kitchen. Crews say the estimated damage is around $20,000. The cause of the fire appears to be from an electrical malfunction. However, firefighters say they are continuing to investigate.
An investigation is underway this morning after Redding Police rescued a four-year-old girl, found 70-feet down a steep cliff. Police say the child was reported missing just before 11:30 Wednesday morning. With help from a drone, they found her tangled in 'berry vines' down a cliff at the north end of East Street near the Sacramento River. The fire department helped pull an officer holding the girl to safety. Officers say she had minor injuries, and is now in protective custody. Her parents could face charges of child endangerment.
A helicopter was needed to rescue a man stuck on a rock in clear creek, surrounded by raging water. Shasta County Sheriff's Deputies say Matthew Ramey of Red Bluff jumped into the creek to rescue a juvenile who was caught up in fast-moving water, about to be washed downstream into a gorge. Ramey helped the juvenile make it to shore and then went through some white water before he was able to pull himself onto a boulder. Rescuers hoisted Ramey off the rock and safely to shore.