New Item: KCRA Today: Teens hurt in barbershop shooting, CA considers wealth tax, Half Moon Bay shooting possibly workplace violence – KCRA Sacramento

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 IN NORCAL2 teens injured in Rancho Cordova barbershop shooting, Sacramento sheriff says | Two teens were hurt Tuesday night in a shooting at a barbershop in Rancho Cordova, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. Several shots were fired around 6:45 p.m. into the Mo Better Hair Salon & Barber on 10401 Folsom Boulevard, the sheriff’s office said. A 17-year-old boy was critically injured, and another 17-year-old boy injured is expected to survive their injuries. Read more here.Half Moon Bay Shootings: Workplace violence investigated as motive, Gov. Newsom speaks out about ‘tragedy upon tragedy’ | An agricultural worker killed seven people in back-to-back shootings at two mushroom farms that had employed him in Northern California and the massacre is believed to be a “workplace violence incident,” officials said Tuesday as the state mourned its third mass killing in eight days. Read more here.State lawmakers to consider wealth tax on the richest Californians | Some California lawmakers will attempt to impose an additional tax on the state’s richest residents. Assemblyman Alex Lee, a progressive Democrat from San Jose, filed legislation that would tax an extra 1.5% on Californians with a worldwide net worth of more than $1 billion starting January of 2024, and 1% for those making more than $5o million starting in 2026. Read more here.Two of California’s largest reservoirs hit their highest level since the summer of 2020 | California’s water supply has hit a new milestone for the year in the wake of three weeks of wet weather. Water levels at two of the state’s largest reservoirs are now at their highest point in 2.5 years, Chief Meteorologist Mark Finan said. Read more here.Sacramento’s only alcohol-free bar banks on Dry January being more than a trend | Some people decide to stop drinking for the month of January in a trend called “Dry January.” There is also a growing movement called “sober curious,” fueled by some members of Generation Z, younger adults in their 20s. Studies have found this group has no interest in drinking alcohol, due to the health benefits and saving money. Read more here.WHAT’S HAPPENING ELSEWHEREJeremy Renner was crushed by snowplow as he tried to save nephew from injury, sheriff’s report says | Actor Jeremy Renner was trying to stop his snow-removal tractor from sliding and hitting his grown nephew when he was pulled under the vehicle and crushed on New Year’s Day, according to a Nevada sheriff’s office incident report. Read more here.Thousands without power after reported tornadoes in Texas, Louisiana; storm threatens South, Midwest | More than a dozen reported tornadoes struck across communities in Texas and Louisiana, damaging many homes and businesses as windows and roofs were blown off buildings — and the threat is expected to persist Wednesday in other southern states. Read more here.Microsoft reports outage for Teams, Outlook, other services | Microsoft said it’s seeing some improvement to problems with its online services including the Teams messaging platform and Outlook email system after users around the world reported outages Wednesday. Read more here.Prosecutors, defense argue guns, bad acts ahead in Murdaugh double murder trial | As prosecutors and defense lawyers prepare to choose a jury for South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial, a judge decided to wait until the issues come up at trial to decide whether jurors hear evidence about blood spatter or other crimes Murdaugh is charged with. Read more here. WHAT’S COMING UP TODAYCovered California is hosting a press conference today at 10:30 a.m. at the state Capitol to encourage uninsured Californians to sign up for health coverage. The City of Stockton is hosting a kick-off event with the Downtown Stockton Alliance to launch the Business Façade Improvement Program from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Courthouse Plaza.TODAY’S WEATHER OUTLOOK Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn says some parts of Northern California have a slight breeze to start off Wednesday, but most areas are calm. Temperatures are a bit cooler, ranging in the 30s across the Sacramento area. There are also some patchy areas of fog, especially around Sacramento International Airport.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 a.m. here.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN NORCAL

2 teens injured in Rancho Cordova barbershop shooting, Sacramento sheriff says | Two teens were hurt Tuesday night in a shooting at a barbershop in Rancho Cordova, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. Several shots were fired around 6:45 p.m. into the Mo Better Hair Salon & Barber on 10401 Folsom Boulevard, the sheriff’s office said. A 17-year-old boy was critically injured, and another 17-year-old boy injured is expected to survive their injuries. Read more here.

Half Moon Bay Shootings: Workplace violence investigated as motive, Gov. Newsom speaks out about ‘tragedy upon tragedy’ | An agricultural worker killed seven people in back-to-back shootings at two mushroom farms that had employed him in Northern California and the massacre is believed to be a “workplace violence incident,” officials said Tuesday as the state mourned its third mass killing in eight days. Read more here.

State lawmakers to consider wealth tax on the richest Californians | Some California lawmakers will attempt to impose an additional tax on the state’s richest residents. Assemblyman Alex Lee, a progressive Democrat from San Jose, filed legislation that would tax an extra 1.5% on Californians with a worldwide net worth of more than $1 billion starting January of 2024, and 1% for those making more than $5o million starting in 2026. Read more here.

Two of California’s largest reservoirs hit their highest level since the summer of 2020 | California’s water supply has hit a new milestone for the year in the wake of three weeks of wet weather. Water levels at two of the state’s largest reservoirs are now at their highest point in 2.5 years, Chief Meteorologist Mark Finan said. Read more here.

Sacramento’s only alcohol-free bar banks on Dry January being more than a trend | Some people decide to stop drinking for the month of January in a trend called “Dry January.” There is also a growing movement called “sober curious,” fueled by some members of Generation Z, younger adults in their 20s. Studies have found this group has no interest in drinking alcohol, due to the health benefits and saving money. Read more here.

WHAT’S HAPPENING ELSEWHERE

Jeremy Renner was crushed by snowplow as he tried to save nephew from injury, sheriff’s report says | Actor Jeremy Renner was trying to stop his snow-removal tractor from sliding and hitting his grown nephew when he was pulled under the vehicle and crushed on New Year’s Day, according to a Nevada sheriff’s office incident report. Read more here.

Thousands without power after reported tornadoes in Texas, Louisiana; storm threatens South, Midwest | More than a dozen reported tornadoes struck across communities in Texas and Louisiana, damaging many homes and businesses as windows and roofs were blown off buildings — and the threat is expected to persist Wednesday in other southern states. Read more here.

Microsoft reports outage for Teams, Outlook, other services | Microsoft said it’s seeing some improvement to problems with its online services including the Teams messaging platform and Outlook email system after users around the world reported outages Wednesday. Read more here.

Prosecutors, defense argue guns, bad acts ahead in Murdaugh double murder trial | As prosecutors and defense lawyers prepare to choose a jury for South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial, a judge decided to wait until the issues come up at trial to decide whether jurors hear evidence about blood spatter or other crimes Murdaugh is charged with. Read more here.

WHAT’S COMING UP TODAY

  • Covered California is hosting a press conference today at 10:30 a.m. at the state Capitol to encourage uninsured Californians to sign up for health coverage.
  • The City of Stockton is hosting a kick-off event with the Downtown Stockton Alliance to launch the Business Façade Improvement Program from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Courthouse Plaza.

TODAY’S WEATHER OUTLOOK

Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn says some parts of Northern California have a slight breeze to start off Wednesday, but most areas are calm. Temperatures are a bit cooler, ranging in the 30s across the Sacramento area. There are also some patchy areas of fog, especially around Sacramento International Airport.

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