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Jan. 6 Hearings Continue, Kristin Smart Trial Begins, North Winds Pick Up

KCRA 3 brings together all the information you need to know to get your day off to a head start. 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 live morning newscasts from 4-9am here. WHAT’S HAPPENING IN NORCAL Sacramento drivers and boaters feel the pinch of high gas prices as summer approaches | The average US price for regular-grade gasoline has risen 39 cents in the past three weeks to $5.10 a gallon. And in California, it’s even higher. The current average for a regular gallon of gasoline in California is $6.43, according to AAA data. A year ago, the average was $4.22. See more here. Jury Selection in Kristin Smart Murder Trial to Begin Monday | The trial of Smart’s accused killer, Paul Flores, and his father, Ruben Flores, charged as an accessory, was moved to Monterey County after a judge ruled that the father and son could not get a fair trial in Monterey County. San Luis Bishop. See more here. Capt. John Sax, Placer County Marine Killed in Plane Crash, Honored at River Cats Game | Sax was one of five US Marines killed this week when his plane crashed during a training exercise in Southern California. Sax grew up in Placer County and his family continues to have strong ties to the area. See more here. Watch: Sacramento firefighters battle their first Tesla fire that kept reigniting | “It took a significant amount of time, water and thinking outside the box to extinguish,” Metro Fire said. See more here. 33-year-old woman drowns after falling off jet ski into Folsom Lake, park officials say | Park officials said they received a call around 12:45 p.m. that a woman fell into the water. They said a good Samaritan was able to ferry her back to shore, but she went into cardiac arrest before they got back. See more here. WHAT’S GOING ON ELSEWHERE Jan. 6 House panel hearings continue after Trump campaign manager abruptly steps down | Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Bill Stepien, abruptly pulled out of Monday’s appearance before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riots on Capitol Hill, citing a family emergency, the panel said. Stepien was expected to be a key witness as the panel delves into what it calls the “big lie.” The committee said Stepien’s attorney will appear and make a statement at the record, and pushed back his start time as lawmakers and staff scrambled to change plans. Watch the hearing live here after 7:30 am FDA determines Moderna and Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in younger children | Federal health officials said Sunday that children’s doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines appear to be safe and effective for children under 5, a key step toward a long-awaited decision to start vaccinating the youngest American children. . See more here. June’s strawberry moon will light up the sky this week | The moon will appear full from moonrise Sunday to moonset Wednesday, according to NASA. It will peak at 7:52 a.m. ET on Tuesday, but won’t be fully visible over North America until moonrise. This year’s strawberry moon is the first of two consecutive supermoons. See more here. Country singer Toby Keith announces that he has been battling stomach cancer | Country music superstar Toby Keith has announced that he has been battling stomach cancer since late last year, but has received treatment and plans to return to the stage soon. See more here.WHAT’S COMING TODAY Next hearing on January 6 starts after 7:30 am Anthony Gray, the man accused on Deadline of stabbing 15-year-old Alycia Reynaga at a Stockton high school, is due to appear in court. Sacramento city officials and leaders of youth organizations will announce a new initiative to establish a children’s fund as part of a vote. WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR THIS WEEK Meteorologist Tamara Berg says it’s a much cooler morning as temperatures are down 10-15 degrees compared to 24 hours ago. Skies will be bright and sunny and northerly winds will be on the rise. Winds from the north will gust to 25-30 mph from afternoon to evening. Temperatures will peak in the mid to upper 80s. This is around average. Winds will pick up once again on Tuesday and temperatures will continue to warm. Fire danger will be high early this week due to wind and low humidity. The storms start to subside at the end of the week as a system is installed. Storms appear to drop below average for Friday and into the beginning of the weekend. RELATED | KCRA Fire Threat Index 3 – Track fire conditions in Northern California regions. TRACK OUR TRAFFIC MAP IN REAL TIME (app users, click here to see our interactive traffic map). DOWNLOAD OUR APP FOR THE LATEST This is where you can download our app.

KCRA 3 brings together all the information you need to know to get your day off to a head start.

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

You can also watch our live morning newscasts from 4-9am here.

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN NORCAL

Sacramento drivers and boaters feel the impact of rising gas prices as summer approaches | The average US price for regular-grade gasoline has risen 39 cents in the past three weeks to $5.10 a gallon. And in California, it’s even higher. The current average for a regular gallon of gasoline in California is $6.43, according to AAA data. A year ago, the average was $4.22. See more here.

Jury selection in Kristin Smart’s murder trial to begin Monday | The trial of Smart’s accused killer, Paul Flores, and his father, Ruben Flores, charged as an accessory, was moved to Monterey County after a judge ruled that the father and son could not get a fair trial in Monterey County. San Luis Bishop. See more here.

Capt. John Sax, Placer County Marine killed in plane crash, honored at River Cats game | Sax was one of five US Marines killed this week when his plane crashed during a training exercise in Southern California. Sax grew up in Placer County and his family continues to have strong ties to the area. See more here.

Watch: Sacramento firefighters battle their first Tesla fire that kept igniting | “It took a significant amount of time, water and thinking outside the box to extinguish,” Metro Fire said. See more here.

33-year-old woman drowns after falling from jet ski into Folsom Lake, park officials say | Park officials said they received a call around 12:45 p.m. that a woman fell into the water. They said a good Samaritan was able to ferry her back to shore, but she went into cardiac arrest before they got back. See more here.

WHAT IS HAPPENING ELSEWHERE

House Jan. 6 panel hearings continue after Trump campaign manager abruptly steps down | Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Bill Stepien, abruptly pulled out of Monday’s appearance before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riots on Capitol Hill, citing a family emergency, the panel said. Stepien was expected to be a key witness as the panel delves into what it calls the “big lie.” The committee said Stepien’s attorney will appear and make a statement at the record, and pushed back his start time as lawmakers and staff scrambled to change plans. Watch the hearing live here after 7:30 am

FDA determines that Moderna and Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in younger children | Federal health officials said Sunday that children’s doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines appear to be safe and effective for children under 5, a key step toward a long-awaited decision to start vaccinating the youngest American children. . See more here.

June’s strawberry moon will light up the sky this week | The moon will appear full from moonrise Sunday to moonset Wednesday, according to NASA. It will peak at 7:52 a.m. ET on Tuesday, but won’t be fully visible over North America until moonrise. This year’s strawberry moon is the first of two consecutive supermoons. See more here.

Country singer Toby Keith announces he has been battling stomach cancer | Country music superstar Toby Keith has announced that he has been battling stomach cancer since late last year, but has received treatment and plans to return to the stage soon. See more here.

WHAT’S COMING TODAY

  • The next hearing on January 6 starts after 7:30 am
  • Anthony Gray, the man accused on Deadline of stabbing 15-year-old Alycia Reynaga at a Stockton high school, is due in court.
  • Sacramento city officials and youth organization leaders will announce a new initiative to establish a children’s fund as part of a vote.

WEATHER FORECAST FOR THIS WEEK

Meteorologist Tamara Berg says it’s a much cooler morning as temperatures are down 10-15 degrees compared to 24 hours ago. Skies will be bright and sunny and northerly winds will be on the rise. Winds from the north will gust to 25-30 mph from afternoon to evening. Temperatures will peak in the mid to upper 80s. This is around average. Winds will pick up once again on Tuesday and temperatures will continue to warm. Fire danger will be high early this week due to wind and low humidity. The storms start to subside at the end of the week as a system is installed. Storms appear to drop below average for Friday and into the weekend.

| RELATED | KCRA Fire Threat Index 3: Track Fire Conditions in Northern California Regions

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