What you need to know: May 20

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on May 20, 2019.

Posted: May 20, 2019 8:41 AM
Updated: May 20, 2019 8:51 AM

Butte County deputy hospitalized after Chico traffic stop

A traffic stop turned violent in Chico, sending a Butte County deputy to the hospital. The Butte County Sheriff's Office said the incident happened around 2;30 a.m. Monday morning on 1st Avenue and Oleander Avenue. Three of the people in the car were arrested. 

Lawmakers considering a bill to reopen Feather River Hospital

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow the Feather River Hospital to reopen as an emergency room. SB 156 would allow Adventist health to provide emergency services at the site of the former Feather River Hospital, despite a current state law that does not allow freestanding emergency departments.

President issues disaster declaration for several North State counties

The president issued a disaster declaration for several North State counties due to damage from storms earlier this year. The declaration, which was issued Saturday, includes Butte, Amador, Glenn, Tehama, and Colusa counties. 

Traffic alert: One-lane closure on I-5 through Lakehead

Motorists can expect a one-lane closure along the Pit River Bridge on I-5 through Lakehead. The speed limit in construction zones is 55 miles per hour and 45 miles per hour at the Pit River Bridge project. 

Traffic alert: One-lane closure on I-5 from Mount Shasta to Dunsmuir

Those traveling southbound on I-5 between Mount Shasta and Dunsmuir should be on the lookout near the California Highway Patrol scales. Traffic is down to one lane only.

Authorities investigating man hit and killed by train in Chico

Police are investigating a train that hit and killed a man in Chico around 5 a.m. Saturday morning. An Amtrak train hit a man who was standing on the tracks just north of West Sacramento Avenue. Authorities are investigating the incident as a possible suicide. They have not released his identity. 

Firefighters knock down a house fire in Biggs early Sunday morning

Firefighters knocked down an early morning house fire in Biggs, which broke out just after midnight Sunday morning. CAL FIRE crews rescued a dog stuck inside the burning home. The person living in the home escaped without injury. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 250514

Reported Deaths: 6315
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1078063457
Riverside19450479
Orange15778360
San Diego15696387
San Bernardino13676269
Imperial6979105
Alameda6472140
Fresno562677
Kern510080
Santa Clara4849160
Tulare4627136
San Joaquin447455
San Francisco377650
Sacramento355969
San Mateo3441108
Contra Costa343279
Santa Barbara326129
Ventura324047
Marin271019
Kings258332
Stanislaus239144
Monterey179115
Solano147625
Merced127211
Sonoma126710
Placer78611
San Luis Obispo7012
Yolo58324
Madera5665
Santa Cruz4173
Napa3444
San Benito2572
Lassen2340
Butte2063
El Dorado2060
Sutter2063
Humboldt1444
Shasta1354
Nevada1231
Glenn1220
Yuba1031
Tehama881
Lake850
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Calaveras530
Del Norte511
Tuolumne430
Mono411
Inyo331
Siskiyou310
Mariposa271
Amador260
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 72°
Oroville
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 73°
Paradise
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 72°
Chester
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 58°
Red Bluff
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 74°
Willows
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 72°
We head into the holiday weekend on a slightly cooler than average note, but that will change quickly on the 4th of July and on Sunday with more heat and stronger breezes coming.
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