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Scott Rates

Scott is the Assistant News Director and breaking news anchor for Action News Now.

Title: Assistant News Director and Breaking News Anchor
srates@actionnewsnow.com

Scott is excited to be working at Action News Now as the Assistant News Director and breaking news anchor. Scott has worked in the news business for over 13 years. He has worked as a journalist in Orlando, San Francisco, Redding, and Eureka.

Scott has covered several major stories including the Carr, Camp Fire, the crash of Asiana flight 214, the Treyvon Martin shooting and the Casey Anthony case. Scott’s work has been seen on several national outlets.

Scott is excited to be telling impactful and emotional stories over the Chico-Redding areas.

In his off time Scott enjoys singing, writing music, cooking, playing golf, Raiders football, and studying medicine.

Recent Posts by Scott Rates

Trinity Co. hospital's COVID-19 cluster determined to be false positives

According to the hospital, several tests were returned as false positives.

Cal OES talks about resources and fires in Northern California

Cal OES is still working out its response to the continuing needs of wildfire evacuees all across our area. Action News Now Scott Rates spoke to the state agency to find out what is in the works.

How safe are the swimming holes in and around Chico?

Experts say the best way to collect the water for a test would be to use a pole and reach out to the middle of the body of water.

Butte Co. Public Health Director addresses recent outbreaks at apartment complex & business

When the department announced the outbreaks on Aug. 26, it did not release what apartment complex or business was involved.

Tehama County could be on the state’s watch list as soon as Sunday, residents react

Tehama County public health announcing it will be put on the state watch list if it’s coronavirus data doesn't improve in the next 48 hours.

BCSO: Oroville man arrested for multiple counts of sexual abuse on children

Butte County Deputies arrested 34-year-old Kyle Smith of Oroville on multiple counts on sexual abuse of children. The arrest was made where Smith was living on the 1100 block of Cherokee Road in Oroville, according to investigators.

NPS: Weaverville man dies after swimming on Whiskeytown Lake

The body was found near the intersection of Highway 299 and Whiskey Creek Road, according to investigators.

Butte County Public Health’s website reports fewer coronavirus hospitalizations than the state

The state and county numbers are showing differently for the current local county hospitalizations.

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT: Do the creeks around Chico have high levels of fecal matter in them?

The special interest group “One Chico,” funded fecal tests to determine if there were any deleterious levels of fecal matter in various swimming holes around Chico.

Wastewater samples showing possible spike in coronavirus cases in Corning

New information shows far more people have coronavirus in Tehama County than have been confirmed through testing.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 906596

Reported Deaths: 17358
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2997606993
Riverside659021279
San Bernardino626191072
Orange585731447
San Diego54583870
Kern33813416
Fresno30752436
Sacramento25372484
Santa Clara24144388
Alameda23312461
San Joaquin21630489
Contra Costa18621241
Stanislaus17629396
Tulare17495286
Ventura14240164
Imperial12700336
San Francisco12103140
Monterey1137291
San Mateo11075159
Santa Barbara9781120
Merced9465155
Sonoma9312136
Kings822883
Solano728674
Marin7074128
Madera498174
San Luis Obispo414132
Placer409357
Yolo319159
Butte307852
Santa Cruz278825
Napa195715
Shasta187830
Sutter183712
San Benito143715
El Dorado13174
Yuba129310
Mendocino112721
Tehama8728
Lassen7661
Lake69615
Glenn6573
Nevada6088
Humboldt5629
Colusa5506
Calaveras34218
Amador32816
Tuolumne2694
Inyo22715
Siskiyou1930
Mono1802
Del Norte1781
Mariposa782
Plumas680
Modoc290
Trinity250
Sierra60
Alpine30
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Fire danger remains high over much of California on this Monday, and that will continue through Tuesday afternoon. Thankfully, most of the strongest wind has passed, and the wind will weaken through midweek.
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