Top Northern California stories for April 3, 2024


KCRA 3 is rounding up all the information you need to know to get a head start on your day.Here, you’ll find what you missed overnight, what’s happening throughout the day, the forecast and how your commute is shaping up.You can also watch our morning newscasts live from 4-10 a.m. here.WHAT’S HAPPENING LOCALLYTwo dead after Patterson house fire, city says | Two people were killed after being trapped in a house fire early morning on Tuesday, the city of Patterson said. The West Stanislaus County Fire Protection District and Patterson Fire Department responded to the fire in the 700 block of Almond Avenue of a small rural community at around 12:35 a.m. Find more here.Pursuit suspect in custody after barricading himself for hours in Sacramento County home | An hours-long standoff in Sacramento County ended around 9:30 p.m. when deputies took the suspect into custody. A 39-year-old man had barricaded himself inside a Gold River area home after a police chase that ended with the suspect running into a residence. Find more here.K Street shooting case: Witness recounts final moments with man killed | The three accused gunmen in the deadliest shooting in Sacramento history returned to the courtroom Tuesday. Nearly two years to the day since the K Street shooting in downtown Sacramento, the preliminary hearing resumed in the case against brothers Smiley and Dandrae Martin along with Mtula Payton. Find more here.Police search for animal cruelty suspect after 73 dogs rescued from Turlock homes | Police are searching for a suspect after 73 dogs were rescued from three Turlock homes last Thursday, officials said. Turlock detectives searched three properties in the 400 block of South First Street for an animal cruelty and possible dogfighting investigation. Find more here.Two families claim their children with special needs were sexually assaulted by school van driver | Two more families have come forward with sexual assault allegations against a former El Dorado County Office of Education van driver, who is currently in jail on sexual assault-related charges in connection to two adults with disabilities. Tarik Manasrah, 42, was arrested by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office in August 2023. Find more here.School enrollment on decline, absenteeism up. How Stockton Unified is getting students back in classroom | Public schools across California have an estimated 39,000 fewer students enrolled compared to pre-pandemic numbers. As student enrollment in public school districts has decreased by the thousands, the Stockton Unified School District relies heavily on its Welfare Attendance Department to bring students back to the classroom. Find more here.WHAT’S HAPPENING ELSEWHEREDeadly severe weather roars through several states, spawning potential tornadoes | Thousands of homes and businesses were without power Tuesday as severe weather roared through several states, causing at least one death and spawning possible tornadoes. Parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia and Georgia were under tornado watches into Tuesday night, while Wisconsin was experiencing a spring snowstorm. Find more here.Strongest earthquake in 25 years rocks Taiwan, killing 9 people and trapping 70 workers in quarries | The strongest earthquake in a quarter-century rocked Taiwan during the morning rush hour Wednesday, killing nine people, trapping dozens in quarries and sending some residents scrambling out the windows of damaged buildings. A tsunami warning was triggered but later lifted. Find more here.Voters reject stadium tax for Royals and Chiefs, leaving future in KC in question | The future of the Royals and Chiefs in Kansas City was thrown into question Tuesday night when residents of Jackson County, Missouri, resoundingly voted down a sales tax measure that would help to fund a new downtown ballpark along with major renovations to Arrowhead Stadium. Find more here.Trump sues two Trump Media co-founders, seeking to void their stock in the company | Donald Trump is suing two co-founders of Trump Media & Technology Group, the newly public parent company of his Truth Social platform, arguing that they should forfeit their stock in the company because they set it up improperly. Find more here.Biden and Trump win Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and Wisconsin primaries | Voters in four states weighed in Tuesday on their parties’ presidential nominees, a largely symbolic vote now that both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have locked up the Democratic and Republican nominations. Find more here.TODAY’S WEATHER OUTLOOKWednesday morning will be comfortable across Northern California as temperatures continue to drop. Rain and snow are also forecast to return later in the week.Meteorologist Tamara Berg said while Tuesday was above average in the upper 70s, the expected peak temperatures for Wednesday will be in the upper 60s, which is below average for this time of year. What will also be noticeable are more clouds and an afternoon breeze. Find more here.HAPPENING TODAY9 a.m. | The accused gunmen in the 2021 K Street shooting will appear in a Sacramento County courtroom again. The shooting left six killed and 12 others injured. 10 a.m. | Services will be provided for homeless individuals at Fairfield at the Bay North Church of Christ on 2100 Pennsylvania Ave. The services include Medi-Cal, CalFresh, showers, veteran homeless services, vaccines and microchips for pets.6 p.m. | Nevada County residents can learn about a project removing excessing brush across hundreds of acres. The project is expected to impact several nearby people. There will be a town hall at Chicago Park Elementary in Grass Valley for residents who want to learn more about the project. REAL-TIME TRAFFIC MAPClick here to see our interactive traffic map.TRACK INTERACTIVE, DOPPLER RADARClick here to see our interactive radar.DOWNLOAD OUR APP FOR THE LATESTHere is where you can download our app.The Associated Press and CNN contributed to this story.

KCRA 3 is rounding up all the information you need to know to get a head start on your day.

Here, you’ll find what you missed overnight, what’s happening throughout the day, the forecast and how your commute is shaping up.

You can also watch our morning newscasts live from 4-10 a.m. here.

WHAT’S HAPPENING LOCALLY

Two dead after Patterson house fire, city says | Two people were killed after being trapped in a house fire early morning on Tuesday, the city of Patterson said. The West Stanislaus County Fire Protection District and Patterson Fire Department responded to the fire in the 700 block of Almond Avenue of a small rural community at around 12:35 a.m. Find more here.

Pursuit suspect in custody after barricading himself for hours in Sacramento County home | An hours-long standoff in Sacramento County ended around 9:30 p.m. when deputies took the suspect into custody. A 39-year-old man had barricaded himself inside a Gold River area home after a police chase that ended with the suspect running into a residence. Find more here.

K Street shooting case: Witness recounts final moments with man killed | The three accused gunmen in the deadliest shooting in Sacramento history returned to the courtroom Tuesday. Nearly two years to the day since the K Street shooting in downtown Sacramento, the preliminary hearing resumed in the case against brothers Smiley and Dandrae Martin along with Mtula Payton. Find more here.

Police search for animal cruelty suspect after 73 dogs rescued from Turlock homes | Police are searching for a suspect after 73 dogs were rescued from three Turlock homes last Thursday, officials said. Turlock detectives searched three properties in the 400 block of South First Street for an animal cruelty and possible dogfighting investigation. Find more here.

Two families claim their children with special needs were sexually assaulted by school van driver | Two more families have come forward with sexual assault allegations against a former El Dorado County Office of Education van driver, who is currently in jail on sexual assault-related charges in connection to two adults with disabilities. Tarik Manasrah, 42, was arrested by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office in August 2023. Find more here.

School enrollment on decline, absenteeism up. How Stockton Unified is getting students back in classroom | Public schools across California have an estimated 39,000 fewer students enrolled compared to pre-pandemic numbers. As student enrollment in public school districts has decreased by the thousands, the Stockton Unified School District relies heavily on its Welfare Attendance Department to bring students back to the classroom. Find more here.

WHAT’S HAPPENING ELSEWHERE

Deadly severe weather roars through several states, spawning potential tornadoes | Thousands of homes and businesses were without power Tuesday as severe weather roared through several states, causing at least one death and spawning possible tornadoes. Parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia and Georgia were under tornado watches into Tuesday night, while Wisconsin was experiencing a spring snowstorm. Find more here.

Strongest earthquake in 25 years rocks Taiwan, killing 9 people and trapping 70 workers in quarries | The strongest earthquake in a quarter-century rocked Taiwan during the morning rush hour Wednesday, killing nine people, trapping dozens in quarries and sending some residents scrambling out the windows of damaged buildings. A tsunami warning was triggered but later lifted. Find more here.

Voters reject stadium tax for Royals and Chiefs, leaving future in KC in question | The future of the Royals and Chiefs in Kansas City was thrown into question Tuesday night when residents of Jackson County, Missouri, resoundingly voted down a sales tax measure that would help to fund a new downtown ballpark along with major renovations to Arrowhead Stadium. Find more here.

Trump sues two Trump Media co-founders, seeking to void their stock in the company | Donald Trump is suing two co-founders of Trump Media & Technology Group, the newly public parent company of his Truth Social platform, arguing that they should forfeit their stock in the company because they set it up improperly. Find more here.

Biden and Trump win Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and Wisconsin primaries | Voters in four states weighed in Tuesday on their parties’ presidential nominees, a largely symbolic vote now that both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have locked up the Democratic and Republican nominations. Find more here.

TODAY’S WEATHER OUTLOOK

Wednesday morning will be comfortable across Northern California as temperatures continue to drop. Rain and snow are also forecast to return later in the week.

Meteorologist Tamara Berg said while Tuesday was above average in the upper 70s, the expected peak temperatures for Wednesday will be in the upper 60s, which is below average for this time of year. What will also be noticeable are more clouds and an afternoon breeze. Find more here.

HAPPENING TODAY

9 a.m. | The accused gunmen in the 2021 K Street shooting will appear in a Sacramento County courtroom again. The shooting left six killed and 12 others injured.

10 a.m. | Services will be provided for homeless individuals at Fairfield at the Bay North Church of Christ on 2100 Pennsylvania Ave. The services include Medi-Cal, CalFresh, showers, veteran homeless services, vaccines and microchips for pets.

6 p.m. | Nevada County residents can learn about a project removing excessing brush across hundreds of acres. The project is expected to impact several nearby people. There will be a town hall at Chicago Park Elementary in Grass Valley for residents who want to learn more about the project.

REAL-TIME TRAFFIC MAP

Click here to see our interactive traffic map.

TRACK INTERACTIVE, DOPPLER RADAR

Click here to see our interactive radar.

DOWNLOAD OUR APP FOR THE LATEST

Here is where you can download our app.

The Associated Press and CNN contributed to this story.


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