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KCRA Today: Top stories to start your day for July 4

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Here are 2022 Fourth of July fireworks dates, times in Northern California | Wondering when your town is holding its Fourth of July fireworks show? Here’s a working list of Northern California communities with set dates and/or times for 2022. Read more here.

Homicide investigation underway after 4 hurt, 1 killed in downtown Sacramento shooting | A homicide investigation is underway early Monday morning after four people were hurt and one was killed in a shooting in Sacramento, according to police. Read more here.

'I feel cheated': California seniors disappointed they're left out of state's inflation relief package | Karen Boyles said it's no relief for her and other seniors, who don't pay income taxes because they take social security. To make sure she understood where she stood with the state, she called Gov. Gavin Newsom's office, twice. Read more here.

'It's pretty surreal': Folsom Marine Sgt. Tyler Vargas-Andrews, injured in Kabul bomb attack, describes return home and future plans | U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Tyler Vargas-Andrews, 24, is back home in Folsom this Independence Day weekend, returning for the first time since he was critically injured in the line of duty. Read more here.

Gavin Newsom goes on the air against Ron DeSantis as political rivalry grows | Gavin Newsom and Ron DeSantis aren't just avatars for the different futures of their parties, but also for the separate realities blue and red Americans are living in — two people of opposing viewpoints looking at the exact same set of facts and coming to vastly different conclusions. Read more here.


Alpine glacier chunk detaches, killing at least 6 hikers | A large chunk of an Alpine glacier broke loose Sunday and roared down a mountain in Italy, sending ice, snow and rock slamming into hikers on a popular trail on the peak and killing at least six and injuring nine, authorities said, warning that the toll might climb. Read more here.

'Jet Truck' stuntman dies during live performance in Michigan | Chris Darnell, 40, was driving the "Shockwave Jet Truck" while racing two planes during the Field of Flight Airshow in Battle Creek. The truck, which was outfitted with three J34-48 Pratt & Whitney jet engines and capable of reaching speeds of more than 350 mph, crashed during the maneuver and flipped off the runway. Darnell died at the scene. Read more here.

Unarmed 25-year-old Black man shot, killed by police in Ohio | A Black man was unarmed when Akron police chased him on foot and killed him in a hail of gunfire, but officers believed he had shot at them earlier from a vehicle and feared he was preparing to fire again, authorities said. Read more here.

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Cheney says January 6 committee could make multiple criminal referrals, including of Trump | The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection could make multiple criminal referrals, including of former President Donald Trump, the panel’s vice chair, Rep. Liz Cheney, said in an interview broadcast Sunday. Read more here.


  • Several Fourth of July Celebrations are being held tonight in Northern California. See a list here.
  • Elk Grove Food Bank Services is holding its annual Run 4 Hunger event today starting at 7 a.m.


Meteorologist Eileen Javora says temperatures in Northern California are starting off cooler this Fourth of July. Winds are fairly light in the Valley, but an onshore breeze is coming in from Fairfield at 20 mph. Temperatures will be in the mid-70s by noon, likely topping out in the low to mid-80s by 4 p.m.

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Fire Threat Index: Valley

Fire Threat Index: Foothills

Fire Threat Index: Sierra


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Homicide investigation underway after 4 hurt, 1 killed in downtown Sacramento shooting

'It's pretty surreal': Folsom Marine injured in Kabul attack describes return home

Child rescued, 3 men missing near Brannan Island, authorities say

Gavin Newsom goes on the air against Ron DeSantis as political rivalry grows

Deputies search for 18-year-old missing in Lake Solano County Park area

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