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What you need to know: Sept. 16

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

Posted: Sep 16, 2019 8:35 AM
Updated: Sep 16, 2019 10:59 AM

Rain is falling in North State

Rain is falling in the North State, some areas can even expect to see thunderstorms. It's the first bit of rain we have had in a while so drivers make sure to be careful on the roads.

House swarmed by law enforcement on Jasper Drive

Action News Now is working to learn more details surrounding North State law enforcement teams swarming a house on Jasper Drive. This happened on Sunday evening in Chico. Several Chico police and Butte County Sheriff's patrol cars responded to the home. Deputies on the scene would not comment on what happened.

Gridley Structure Fire

Butte County CAL FIRE crews worked to quickly put out a fire in a commercial building. The fire was reported to be contained around 6:20 p.m. on Sunday. The fire caused damage to a building on Virginia Street in Gridley. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Two charged with kidnapping a Sacramento woman

A man and a woman are behind bars and are being charged with kidnapping a Sacramento woman. Deputies in Ukiah, said they pulled over Thao Vang and Christine Maxwell late Saturday night. A woman in the back seat told deputies she had been kidnapped. Vang had an active felony warrant for his arrest from Butte County. He is now charged with kidnapping, rape, and false imprisonment. Maxwell is charged with kidnapping.

Recycling bill to Governors desk

A new bill is on the governors' desk today, aiming to reduce pollution, AB 792 would require companies to make their plastic bottles with at least 10 percent recycled material, the bill would impose civil penalties on beverage manufacturers who violate these rules. If Governor Newsom signs the bill the new requirements would begin in 2021.

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of settlement

Purdue Pharma the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller Oxycontin has filed for bankruptcy. Just days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the toll of opioids. Several states plan to object to the settlement in court.

More than 49,000 United Auto Workers members go on strike at 55 General Motors facilities over contract dispute

Nearly 50,000 General Motors employees across the nation are going on strike this morning. United Auto Workers and General Motors have been negotiating for months. The workers said they are trying to get "fair wages, affordable health care, share profits, job security and a defined path to permanent seniority for temps."

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California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 786168

Reported Deaths: 15016
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2607976353
Riverside566811153
San Bernardino52471908
Orange520631128
San Diego44577760
Kern31379354
Fresno27668355
Sacramento21297375
Alameda20558374
Santa Clara20410296
San Joaquin19793414
Stanislaus16319335
Contra Costa15837199
Tulare15599256
Ventura12328143
Imperial11558314
San Francisco1074599
San Mateo9522143
Monterey946767
Santa Barbara8862110
Merced8750134
Kings728377
Sonoma7060114
Marin6557112
Solano608555
Madera429658
Placer346641
San Luis Obispo336927
Butte274835
Yolo274754
Santa Cruz22188
Sutter164210
Napa161413
San Benito130111
Yuba11187
El Dorado10684
Mendocino84918
Lassen7310
Shasta68714
Glenn5503
Colusa5096
Nevada5066
Tehama4984
Humboldt4826
Lake46510
Calaveras31114
Amador28616
Tuolumne2214
Inyo18714
Mono1652
Siskiyou1610
Del Norte1361
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc240
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
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Oroville
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Paradise
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Chester
Clear
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Red Bluff
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Willows
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Heat and haze were on the menu today but a cool-down is in the works for next week.
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