KCRA Today: Top stories to start your day for August 2

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 overnight, what’s happening throughout the day, the missed forecast and how your commute is shaping up.You can also watch our morning newscasts live from 4-9 am here.WHAT’S HAPPENING IN NORCALMan arrested after standoff at Placer County home following shooting, officials say | A man was arrested early Tuesday morning after a standoff at a Placer County home that began Monday night, according to the sheriff’s office. Read more here.Sacramento man arrested after multi-day armed robbery crime spree; woman also arrested | A 39-year-old Sacramento man has been arrested in connection with a string of early morning armed robberies at businesses in Sacramento County last week that at one point involved a stolen car, authorities said. A woman was also arrested in connection with the crime spree. Read more here.Organized crime rings drain accounts of Californians receiving money for food assistance | Californians who depend on two state programs for help with food and other resources have had their accounts drained due to fraud committed by organized crime rings. The state has done little to fix the problem, a source close to the investigation told KCRA 3 Investigates. Read more here.’Anyone can get monkeypox’: California man gains national attention for trying to destigmatize monkeypox | With over 1.4 million views to date, a TikTok post he created during his bout with the virus walks viewers through the symptoms he endured. Read more here. WHAT’S HAPPENING ELSEWHEREAl-Zawahri’s path went from Cairo clinic to top of Al Qaeda | The doors of jihad opened for Ayman al-Zawahri as a young doctor in a Cairo clinic, when a visitor arrived with a tempting offer: a chance to treat Islamic fighters battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan. Read more here.Pelosi believed headed to Taiwan, raising tension with China | US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi left Malaysia on Tuesday and was expected to visit Taiwan, escalating tensions with Beijing, which claims the self-ruled island as its own territory. Read more here.Still more rain hits Kentucky mountain communities after deadly flooding | Another round of rainstorms hit flooded Kentucky mountain communities Monday as more bodies emerged from the sodden landscape, and the governor warning that high winds could bring another threat — falling trees and poles. Read more here. WHAT’S COMING UP TODAYThe Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation are announcing the recipients of the Economic Relief Small Business Grant Program. Attorney General Bonta is set to announce a settlement with a rent-to-own company accused of violating consumer protection laws. Kristin Smart murder trial continues for Paul and Ruben Flores, the son and father accused of playing roles in Smart’s disappearance.TODAY’S WEATHER OUTLOOKMeteorologist Melanie Hunter says Tuesday morning did have some shower activity in the morning, but mostly for the area far north in the state, which could bring some moisture near the McKinney Fire. The Valley is waking up to a mild start, and will warm up through the back half of the day. Meanwhile, there’s a chance of some scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the Sierra. Temperatures in the Valley will be in the low 80s by 10 am, then topping out in the mid-90s by 4 pm (App users, click here to see Doppler radar). – TIME TRAFFIC MAP (App users, click here to see our interactive traffic map.) DOWNLOAD OUR APP FOR THE LATESTHere is where you can download our app.

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 4-9 am here.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN NORCAL

Man arrested after standoff at Placer County home following shooting, officials say | A man was arrested early Tuesday morning after a standoff at a Placer County home that began Monday night, according to the sheriff’s office. Read more here.

Sacramento man arrested after multi-day armed robbery crime spree; woman also arrested | A 39-year-old Sacramento man has been arrested in connection with a string of early morning armed robberies at businesses in Sacramento County last week that at one point involved a stolen car, authorities said. A woman was also arrested in connection with the crime spree. Read more here.

Organized crime rings drain accounts of Californians receiving money for food assistance | Californians who depend on two state programs for help with food and other resources have had their accounts drained due to fraud committed by organized crime rings. The state has done little to fix the problem, a source close to the investigation told KCRA 3 Investigates. Read more here.

‘Anyone can get monkeypox’: California man gains national attention for trying to destigmatize monkeypox | With over 1.4 million views to date, a TikTok post he created during his bout with the virus walks viewers through the symptoms he endured. Read more here.

WHAT’S HAPPENING ELSEWHERE

Al-Zawahri’s path went from Cairo clinic to top of Al Qaeda | The doors of jihad opened for Ayman al-Zawahri as a young doctor in a Cairo clinic, when a visitor arrived with a tempting offer: a chance to treat Islamic fighters battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan. Read more here.

Pelosi believed headed to Taiwan, raising tension with China | US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi left Malaysia on Tuesday and was expected to visit Taiwan, escalating tensions with Beijing, which claims the self-ruled island as its own territory. Read more here.

Still more rain hits Kentucky mountain communities after deadly flooding | Another round of rainstorms hit flooded Kentucky mountain communities Monday as more bodies emerged from the sodden landscape, and the governor warning that high winds could bring another threat — falling trees and poles. Read more here.

WHAT’S COMING UP TODAY

  • The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation are announcing the recipients of the Economic Relief Small Business Grant Program.
  • Attorney General Bonta is set to announce a settlement with a rent-to-own company accused of violating consumer protection laws.
  • Kristin Smart murder trial continues for Paul and Ruben Flores, the son and father accused of playing roles in Smart’s disappearance.

TODAY’S WEATHER OUTLOOK

Meteorologist Melanie Hunter says Tuesday morning did have some shower activity in the morning, but mostly for the area far north in the state, which could bring some moisture near the McKinney Fire. The Valley is waking up to a mild start, and will warm up through the back half of the day. Meanwhile, there’s a chance of some scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the Sierra. Temperatures in the Valley will be in the low 80s by 10 am, then topping out in the mid-90s by 4 pm

(App users, click here to see Doppler radar).

Fire Threat Index: Valley

Fire Threat Index: Foothills

Fire Threat Index: Sierra

REAL-TIME TRAFFIC MAP

(App users, click here to see our interactive traffic map.)

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