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    Mohammad Joseph Khan, suspect in midtown homicide.

AM Sacramento: What you need to know for Wednesday

Published: Wednesday, Jul. 2, 2014 - 6:23 am

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:

Relive the 90s: Highs in the Sacramento area are expected to reach 95 degrees today and that heat will stay around for the rest of the week. Conditions are expected to be clear, calm and dry through Independence Day.

Suspect sought: The Sacramento Police Department is searching for Mohammad Joseph Khan in connection with the death of Kelsey Snyder. Snyder was found dead Saturday in her apartment in the 1600 block of 17th Street. Police said Khan and Snyder were believed to have been involved in a relationship, and the slaying was not a random act. They said no other people are believed to have been involved. Khan is armed with a gun and has fled to Mexico. Anyone with information can contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

TB outbreak: Grant Union High School is in the midst of a tuberculosis outbreak, Sacramento County health officials said Tuesday. After previously reporting only one case of active TB, officials said four more students have tested positive for the active disease, which attacks the lungs and can be fatal. Scientists consider three related tuberculosis cases an outbreak, said Sacramento County Public Health Officer Olivia Kasirye.

Court date scheduled: Eric “Red” Omuro of Mountain View, one of the alleged operators of an adult website known as, is scheduled to appear at 11 a.m. today in San Francisco before U.S. Magistrate Nathanael Cousins. On June 25, Annemarie “Maddie” Lanoce, of Rocklin, the other alleged website operator, was arraigned in San Francisco federal court on charges that included using the Internet to facilitate prostitution – an enterprise that allegedly netted millions of dollars. Lanoce entered a not-guilty plea and was released on a $250,000 unsecured bond. The website was billed as a place for users to share online reviews, similar to those for restaurants or house painters. But the site seized by federal authorities last week offered decidedly more lurid content: reviews of strip clubs, massage parlors, escorts and even menus of sexual services.

All cattle, plenty of hats: A cattle drive scheduled for 6 p.m. today down historic Sutter Street will launch festivities for the annual Folsom Pro Rodeo, which runs through Saturday. The drive will feature longhorn cattle, cowboys, the historic Wells Fargo stagecoach, rodeo clowns and music. Tonight’s event is free. The rodeo will take place at Dan Russell Rodeo Arena, 403 Stafford St. Here’s a schedule of events.

As the World Cup turns: People in Sacramento came out in droves Tuesday to watch the U.S. lose a heartbreaking 2-1 soccer match to Belgium, eliminating the Americans from the World Cup. The Bee captured the drama in words, pictures and video. For U.S. fans looking way ahead, the next World Cup is tentatively scheduled to begin June 8, 2018, in Russia.

(Take the poll on U.S. soccer on all mobile devices here.)

Safe fun for the Fourth: Here’s a schedule of area events this week celebrating Independence Day. Also check out The Bee’s list of the 10 best “safe and sane” fireworks. A sober reminder for revelers: Local law enforcement will be out in force over the July 4th weekend to patrol for drunken driving. All 17 Sacramento County law enforcement agencies are teaming up to form the “Avoid the 17” DUI Task Force. On July 4th, every agency will increase its staffing levels.

Local sports: Oakland A’s at Detroit Tigers, 10:08 a.m. (MLB, KHTK 1140, KHAI 950).

Fresno Grizzlies at Sacramento River Cats, 7:05 p.m. (KSTE 650).

St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants, 7:15 p.m. (CSNBA, KNBR 680).

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