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.

Posted: May 20, 2020 8:36 AM
Updated: May 20, 2020 9:03 AM

3-hour stand-off at Motel 6 in Chico

Some tense moments at a local motel with police ordering evacuations and going into a three-hour stand-off with a suspect. It all happened Tuesday evening in Chico - at the Motel 6 on Manzanita Court. Police negotiators say the man involved refused order to come out of the room, fearing being sent to jail. To diffuse the situation - officers stepped back from the standoff, just before 10:30 p.m. Police are now seeking an arrest warrant for that suspect.

Redding K-9 Chase assists in drug arrest

Another male-female duo is waking up behind bars this morning after police say they were preparing to sell meth. Redding investigators say officers pulled the couple over for an unreadable license plate. A K-9 officer quickly sniffed out drugs. Officers say they found 65 grams of meth which they say equals 650 doses of the drug.

Chico man arrested after throwing rocks, smashing windshields at several cars

Another man is facing charges of vandalism -- after police say he smashed the windshields of several cars. Chico police arrested Justin Zillyette at a car dealership on Park Ave. Tuesday evening. Investigators say Zillyette was seen throwing rocks through the windshields and damaging the hood of another car.

Thousands in Michigan evacuate after 2 dams failed, and the governor warns city could soon be under '9 feet of water'

People in the Midwest are bracing for what could be another day of heavy rains and flooding.
On Tuesday, two dams ruptured in parts of Michigan -- forcing emergency managers to call for mandatory evacuations. The state's governor has declared an emergency in at least one county. The flooding comes after days of heavy rain saturated the great lakes region.

All states are partially reopen leaving Americans to weigh the risk of venturing out again

Today, Connecticut becomes the 50th state to allow some non-essential businesses to reopen. After some delay, the CDC released a 60-page road map for reopening. It includes recommendations that restaurants install barriers, buses close some seats, and schools close playgrounds and encourage students to wear masks.

Farmers and ranchers to receive $16B in direct relief payments

The president announced $16 billion in direct relief for farmers and ranchers. The payments are part of the coronavirus food relief initiative. Another $3 billion will be used for the farmers to families’ food box program. People can sign up for direct payments starting next week.

Millions of Americans could get their stimulus payment on a prepaid debit card

The treasury department and the IRS will start issuing stimulus payments through pre-paid debit cards instead of paper checks. The economic impact payment cards will be sent to around four-million people who don't have their direct deposit information on file with the IRS. The visa debit cards can make purchases online and at retailers, transfer funds between bank accounts, and get cash from the all point network of ATMs.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 122168

Reported Deaths: 4444
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles596922532
Riverside8303345
San Diego7798283
Orange6783165
San Bernardino5650209
Alameda364197
Santa Clara2850144
San Francisco264443
Imperial249330
Kern246245
San Mateo224484
Tulare208392
Fresno194437
Santa Barbara171414
Contra Costa154738
Sacramento149058
Ventura119035
Kings11876
San Joaquin102436
Stanislaus79230
Monterey62110
Sonoma5934
Solano55922
Marin52517
Merced3107
San Luis Obispo2881
Placer2599
Santa Cruz2192
Yolo21624
Madera1293
Napa1263
Humboldt1044
El Dorado980
San Benito962
Butte601
Nevada491
Sutter482
Del Norte470
Shasta404
Mono371
Mendocino330
Yuba311
Lake300
Inyo201
Glenn170
Calaveras160
Mariposa161
Amador100
Siskiyou90
Colusa70
Tehama61
Tuolumne50
Lassen50
Plumas40
Alpine20
Sierra10
Trinity10
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 70°
Oroville
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 72°
Paradise
Few Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 70°
Chester
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 71°
Red Bluff
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 74°
Willows
Few Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 70°
Today will be nice but much cooler weather this weekend with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly in the north valley and mountains. We heat up again next week.
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