4 fathers killed in Granite Bay crash, Modesto plan to increase police transparency, Starbucks 3-day strike

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 am here.WHAT’S HAPPENING IN NORCALFriends, community members remember the four men killed in Granite Bay car crash | Several people on Thursday came to Granite Bay to pay their respects to four men who died in a fiery crash. The crash happened around 9 pm Wednesday night near East Roseville Parkway and Brackenbury Way in Placer County. The California Highway Patrol said a driver with three passengers was speeding when it veered off the shoulder of East Roseville Parkway and slammed into two trees. Read more here.Multi-state murder mystery: What we know about the CHP captain found dead in Tennessee | The death of a California Highway Patrol captain, his husband’s killing and an arrest for murder has prompted investigators across the country to find an answer as to how they all might be connected. Read more here.California lowers incentives for rooftop solar panels | California utility regulators on Thursday approved major changes to the state’s booming rooftop solar market that they say will more evenly spread the cost of energy and help reduce reliance on fossil fuels in the evening. Read more here.Sacramento County says hundreds are seeking shelter from cold temps, more than usual | Amid the recent cold temperatures, the unhoused population is seeking overnight shelter at unseen numbers in the Sacramento area, officials said. Sacramento County opened up a few overnight shelters three weeks ago and began a motel voucher program before Thanksgiving. Read more here. Modesto city leaders approve plan to increase police transparency; community input included | Modesto city leaders approved on Thursday a plan to make police activity more transparent. The plan includes creating a community police review board and an independent police auditor. It would also adopt recommendations from community members as part of a program the city of Modesto launched called Forward Together. Read more here. WHAT’S HAPPENING ELSEWHEREStarbucks workers plan 3-day walkout at 100 US stores | Starbucks workers around the US are planning a three-day strike starting Friday as part of their effort to unionize the coffee chain’s stores. More than 1,000 baristas at 100 stores are planning to walk out, according to Starbucks Workers United, the labor group organizing the effort. The strike will be the longest in the year-old unionization campaign. Read more here.National Archives releases thousands of JFK assassination documents | The National Archives on Thursday released thousands of previously classified documents collected as part of the government review into the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Read more here. Here’s what’s in the $858 billion defense bill | Congress has passed a bipartisan $858 billion defense bill that would give service members a hefty pay raise, bolster support for Ukraine and Taiwan, and respind the US military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Read more here.Russia launches another major missile attack on Ukraine | Russian forces launched at least 60 missile strikes across Ukraine on Friday, officials said, reporting explosions in at least four cities. At least two people were killed when a residential building was hit in central Ukraine, while electricity and water services were interrupted in the two largest cities, Kyiv and Kharkiv. Thousands rushed to subway stations to seek shelter deep underground. Read more here.Twitter suspends journalists who wrote about Elon Musk | Twitter on Thursday suspended the accounts of journalists who cover the social media platform and its new owner Elon Musk, including reporters working for The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and other publications. Read more here.WHAT’S COMING UP TODAYJim Cooper will be sworn in today as Sacramento County Sheriff at 10 amThe California Health Care Facility is holding its annual toy drive in Stockton from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Marshall Elementary School.TODAY’S WEATHER OUTLOOKMeteorologist Tamara Berg says temperatures are again sliding down close to the freezing mark for Friday. Berg says Northern California should prepare for some widespread frost as well as some patchy fog. Temperatures will be in the mid- to upper-30s by 9 am, hitting the lower 50s by 1 pm and then topping out in the mid-50s by 3 pm REAL-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 4-10 am here.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN NORCAL

Friends, community members remember the four men killed in Granite Bay car crash | Several people on Thursday came to Granite Bay to pay their respects to four men who died in a fiery crash. The crash happened around 9 pm Wednesday night near East Roseville Parkway and Brackenbury Way in Placer County. The California Highway Patrol said a driver with three passengers was speeding when it veered off the shoulder of East Roseville Parkway and slammed into two trees. Read more here.

Multi-state murder mystery: What we know about the CHP captain found dead in Tennessee | The death of a California Highway Patrol captain, his husband’s killing and an arrest for murder has prompted investigators across the country to find an answer as to how they all might be connected. Read more here.

California lowers incentives for rooftop solar panels | California utility regulators on Thursday approved major changes to the state’s booming rooftop solar market that they say will more evenly spread the cost of energy and help reduce reliance on fossil fuels in the evening. Read more here.

Sacramento County says hundreds are seeking shelter from cold temps, more than usual | Amid the recent cold temperatures, the unhoused population is seeking overnight shelter at unseen numbers in the Sacramento area, officials said. Sacramento County opened up a few overnight shelters three weeks ago and began a motel voucher program before Thanksgiving. Read more here.

Modesto city leaders approve plan to increase police transparency; community input included | Modesto city leaders approved on Thursday a plan to make police activity more transparent. The plan includes creating a community police review board and an independent police auditor. It would also adopt recommendations from community members as part of a program the city of Modesto launched called Forward Together. Read more here.

WHAT’S HAPPENING ELSEWHERE

Starbucks workers plan 3-day walkout at 100 US stores | Starbucks workers around the US are planning a three-day strike starting Friday as part of their effort to unionize the coffee chain’s stores. More than 1,000 baristas at 100 stores are planning to walk out, according to Starbucks Workers United, the labor group organizing the effort. The strike will be the longest in the year-old unionization campaign. Read more here.

National Archives releases thousands of JFK assassination documents | The National Archives on Thursday released thousands of previously classified documents collected as part of the government review into the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Read more here.

Here’s what’s in the $858 billion defense bill | Congress has passed a bipartisan $858 billion defense bill that would give service members a hefty pay raise, bolster support for Ukraine and Taiwan, and respind the US military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Read more here.

Russia launches another major missile attack on Ukraine | Russian forces launched at least 60 missile strikes across Ukraine on Friday, officials said, reporting explosions in at least four cities. At least two people were killed when a residential building was hit in central Ukraine, while electricity and water services were interrupted in the two largest cities, Kyiv and Kharkiv. Thousands rushed to subway stations to seek shelter deep underground. Read more here.

Twitter suspends journalists who wrote about Elon Musk | Twitter on Thursday suspended the accounts of journalists who cover the social media platform and its new owner Elon Musk, including reporters working for The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and other publications. Read more here.

WHAT’S COMING UP TODAY

  • Jim Cooper will be sworn in today as Sacramento County Sheriff at 10 am
  • The California Health Care Facility is holding its annual toy drive in Stockton from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Marshall Elementary School.

TODAY’S WEATHER OUTLOOK

Meteorologist Tamara Berg says temperatures are again sliding down close to the freezing mark for Friday. Berg says Northern California should prepare for some widespread frost as well as some patchy fog. Temperatures will be in the mid- to upper-30s by 9 am, hitting the lower 50s by 1 pm and then topping out in the mid-50s by 3 pm

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