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What you need to know: March 13

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on March 13, 2019.

Posted: Mar 13, 2019 8:37 AM
Updated: Mar 13, 2019 8:44 AM

Gov. Newsom to sign executive order banning death penalty in California

Governor Gavin Newsom will sign an executive order temporarily banning the death penalty in California. He plans to deliver a speech Wednesday to explain his decision. This impacts more than 700 death row inmates in the state.

PG&E faces no criminal charges in 2017 wine country fires

PG&E will face no criminal charges for the 2017 wine country wildfires, but the utility is still on federal criminal probation for its possible involvement with the Camp Fire. The utility is also facing civil claims.

Fish-eating advisory issued for Whiskeytown Lake

State health officials have issued a new fish-eating advisory for Whiskeytown Lake due to high levels of mercury. Officials say that people should not eat Sacramento Pike-Minnow, while Brooke Trout is considered the safest to eat. 

Search underway for missing Covelo woman, believed abducted

The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office is searching for Khadijah Britton believed to have been abducted by Negie Fallis on Feb. 9. Fallis has since been arrested. Deputies drained a pond belonging to the Round Valley Indian Tribes in Covelo Tuesday where Britton was last seen but they have not seen a sign of her there.

Search continues for marine missing in Sierra Nevada Mountains

The search continues Wednesday morning for a missing Camp Pendleton marine in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Inyo County avalanche experts spent the day near Kearsage Pass assessing the risks of avalanches during the search for 1st Lt. Matthew Kraft. Officials say they have already noticed several avalanches in the area.

CAL FIRE starts county-wide defensible space inspections

Butte County CAL FIRE is starting defensible space inspections county-wide. Inspectors may come by the homes of people living in the area for inspection and give safety advice.

Paradise Irrigation Water District outlines water safety plan

The Paradise Irrigation Water District outlined a plan to make water safe to drink again for Camp Fire survivors. The district says it is not the water that is unclean, but the distribution method. The district will provide tanks to homes and bring in water from treatment plants.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 302484

Reported Deaths: 6859
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1249923690
Riverside23334533
Orange21517402
San Diego18402415
San Bernardino17414304
Imperial7654127
Fresno762787
Alameda7407146
San Joaquin606567
Kern597989
Santa Clara5678166
Tulare5509148
Sacramento493278
Stanislaus436450
Contra Costa435788
San Francisco414550
Ventura409353
Santa Barbara386829
San Mateo3787111
Marin322730
Kings285539
Monterey234317
Solano198527
Merced179312
Sonoma151914
Placer99311
San Luis Obispo8774
Madera8578
Yolo80228
Santa Cruz5063
Napa4664
Sutter3374
Butte3194
San Benito3112
El Dorado2920
Lassen2690
Shasta1766
Yuba1633
Humboldt1614
Glenn1590
Nevada1591
Mendocino1070
Colusa1030
Lake1011
Tehama981
Calaveras610
Tuolumne600
Del Norte580
Mono491
Amador360
Inyo341
Siskiyou330
Mariposa311
Plumas150
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 88°
Oroville
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 86°
Paradise
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 88°
Chester
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 69°
Red Bluff
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 86°
Willows
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 105° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 88°
A hot week will transform into an even hotter weekend over northern California as high pressure stays in control of our weather. No rain is in the forecast, but it will cool a bit by late next week.
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