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What you need to know: May 17

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on May 17, 2019.

Posted: May 17, 2019 7:38 AM

Butte County District Attorney investigates potential criminal charges against PG&E

While PG&E faces thousands of civil lawsuits in connection with the Camp Fire, the results of the CAL FIRE investigation could bring even more consequences for the company. Whether criminal charges will be filed against PG&E is now up to the Butte County District Attorney's Office.

4,000 students to graduate from Chico State

It is graduation weekend for thousands of Chico State students. Despite the rainy weather, those Wildcats will be walking the stage. The university said if it is to make any changes it's due to the importance of safety. Action News Now will continue to follow the latest. 

Asphalt Cowboys hold annual pancake breakfast

Redding Rodeo Week is well underway and rain is not stopping the Asphalt Cowboy's annual pancake breakfast Friday morning. The event is happening until 10 a.m. on Friday in downtown Redding on Market Street. 

Deputies arrest 2 for possession of stolen gun

A Butte County Sheriff's deputy arrested a woman and a man for having a stolen gun Thursday morning. Heidi Beach and Josh Reed- Wilcockson were arrested in a parking lot on East Avenue in Chico. The deputy found a shotgun, which was stolen from Gate's Resale Wednesday night, under a seat in the car. Both were booked into the Butte County Jail.

Data shows car crashes have increased in Chico since Camp Fire

New numbers released by the city of Chico shows that car crashes have increased since the Camp Fire. The data shows, on average, collisions have increased by 29%. City officials ask everyone to build in extra travel time when driving through the city.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 284012

Reported Deaths: 6573
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1207643582
Riverside21101506
Orange18892369
San Diego17578399
San Bernardino15932272
Imperial7343121
Alameda6925140
Fresno692481
San Joaquin560058
Kern554384
Santa Clara5478165
Tulare5175139
Sacramento456676
Contra Costa409286
San Francisco402050
Ventura385850
Santa Barbara374230
San Mateo3692111
Marin298926
Stanislaus288945
Kings275537
Monterey223917
Solano182627
Merced162311
Sonoma146612
Placer93811
San Luis Obispo8082
Yolo72326
Madera7137
Santa Cruz5013
Napa4484
San Benito2922
Butte2753
Sutter2753
Lassen2670
El Dorado2640
Shasta1635
Humboldt1544
Nevada1511
Glenn1460
Yuba1392
Lake981
Tehama941
Mendocino920
Colusa860
Calaveras610
Del Norte581
Tuolumne570
Mono481
Amador340
Inyo341
Siskiyou320
Mariposa311
Plumas130
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 98° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 66°
Oroville
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 67°
Paradise
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 66°
Chester
Clear
40° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 40°
Red Bluff
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 72°
Willows
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 66°
More heat and sunshine for our area today, and thankfully weaker wind for our dry region. The highs will get hotter, but the wind will also get stronger late in the forecast.
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