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.

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