Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Sunny and warm: The forecast for the next 7 days in Sacramento is sunny with a temperature around 60 degrees. Sound familiar? The broken-record prognostication by the National Weather Service does not bode well for breaking the drought. However, it will make for a splendid weekend, perfect for bicycling, shopping and gardening.
Freed after nearly nine years: Eric McDavid, a 37-year old Foresthill man convicted in a domestic terrorism case in 2007, was freed Thursday after federal prosecutors agreed to a settlement and admitted that thousands of pages of evidence were withheld from the defense during his original trial. McDavid served nearly nine years in custody after being sentenced to 20 years.
▪ Sacramento Bee videos: “Eco-terrorist” Eric McDavid freed amid claims FBI hid evidence
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Slain woman remembered: More than 50 people gathered Thursday night at Sacramento’s Torch Club to honor Khrista Ibarolle, who was killed Wednesday during an El Dorado Hills robbery and carjacking. The gathering was a bittersweet tribute that punctured happy memories with the pain of knowing they would never again be able to share such moments with the woman many described as their “best friend.”
Bee photo gallery: Anne Marie Schubert is sworn in Thursday as the new Sacramento District Attorney.
Panhandling lawsuit settled: Sacramento County has settled a federal lawsuit over panhandling restrictions, clearing the way for enforcement of an ordinance banning solicitation in medians, near ATMs and other locations.
Soldiering on: While learning a new coach’s system and trying to lead the Sacramento Kings to wins, veteran center DeMarcus Cousins still feels the effects of viral meningitis, writes Bee columnist Ailene Voisin.
Local sports: NBA – Denver Nuggets at Kings, 7 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KAHI 950)
Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN, KNBR 680)
Women’s college basketball – Cal at Washington State, 5 p.m. (PAC 12 Network)
Stanford at Washington, 7 p.m. (PAC 12 Network)