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What you need to know: May 16

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on May 16, 2019.

Posted: May 16, 2019 9:07 AM
Updated: May 16, 2019 9:17 AM

Investigators determine Camp Fire was caused by PG&E transmission lines

CAL FIRE has released its findings in a 6-month investigation into the cause of the Camp Fire. CAL FIRE said the state's most destructive wildfire, which wiped out several butte county communities, killed 85 people and destroyed over 18,000 structures was caused by PG&E electrical transmission lines. 

CEO of PG&E attends committee hearing on PG&E management

The CEO of PG&E, Bill Williams, attended a committee hearing on PG&E management at the state capitol Wednesday. He addressed concerns that the price of wildfires will be put onto customers through rate hikes. PG&E just received a $3.50 per month rate increase approved in April.

CAL FIRE extinguished an escaped controlled burn in Cohasset on Wednesday

CAL FIRE Butte County worked to extinguish an escaped control burn in Cohasset Wednesday. The fire grew to around 50 by 100 feet and affected an abandoned structure. Fire crews are now speaking out, saying that as of May 1, burn permits are required and people will be held responsible if fire escapes control. 

Chico man faces a life sentence for murder of his mother

A Chico man is facing a life sentence for the murder of his own mother. The Butte County District Attorney has announced Alton Facciuto is guilty of the January 18 killing of Sherry Facciuto. In April, he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

North State man sentenced to 7 years for burglary, assault

A North State man will spend seven years behind bars for burglary and assaulting homeowners and a police officer. Redding police said Tyrone Hill crashed into two cars and a light pole on Vega Street, on May 1. He then entered a home and attacked a homeowner and later, an officer. 

Chico police arrest burglary suspect

Chico police chased down and arrested a suspect in a car burglary Wednesday afternoon. Officers said they got a call saying that a man broke into a car in the Kmart parking lot. Police arrived and chased the suspect to the Lindo Channel where they arrested Robert Gonzales.

President Trump to unveil new immigration proposal

President Trump is set to unveil a sweeping new immigration proposal Thursday. The administration said it will emphasize skills and education instead of family. The proposal also outlines the border wall completion in 33 designated areas and scanning improvements at ports of entry.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 117215

Reported Deaths: 4305
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles572192448
Riverside8155342
San Diego7554269
Orange6574150
San Bernardino5501208
Alameda351597
Santa Clara2819143
San Francisco258743
Kern237639
San Mateo218884
Tulare200489
Fresno188236
Imperial179829
Santa Barbara166912
Contra Costa150637
Sacramento143958
Ventura116434
Kings11375
San Joaquin98235
Stanislaus75029
Monterey57110
Sonoma5664
Solano54622
Marin50115
Merced3017
San Luis Obispo2781
Placer2289
Santa Cruz2172
Yolo21324
Madera1143
Napa1133
Humboldt1023
El Dorado960
San Benito882
Butte511
Sutter462
Del Norte460
Nevada421
Shasta394
Mono371
Mendocino300
Yuba301
Lake260
Inyo201
Glenn170
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Amador100
Siskiyou80
Colusa70
Lassen50
Tehama51
Plumas40
Tuolumne40
Alpine20
Sierra10
Trinity10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 97° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 79°
Oroville
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 74°
Paradise
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 79°
Chester
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 65°
Red Bluff
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 79°
Willows
Clear
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Hi: 99° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 81°
The Heat Advisory will stay in place through Thursday evening. Cooler temperatures and the potential for active weather is on the way as we head into your weekend.
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