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Soggy Oct. 31?: Dry skies are predicted through the week until the witching hour on Friday. The forecast looks showery for Halloween on Friday in Sacramento. Costumes with head coverings -- think witches, firefighters and hazmat suits -- will come in handy for trick or treaters. Until then, dry and mild weather is expected with daytime highs in the 70s.
AKA Monroy-Bracamonte: Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, a man with at least two aliases, has been charged, along with his wife, with touching off a nearly daylong ordeal that left two law enforcement officers dead and a motorist seriously wounded. Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said investigators believe the main suspect was operating under multiple identities.
Crowded contest: Five candidates for the San Juan Unified school board are vying to govern a suburban Sacramento County district that has a new superintendent and faces increasing challenges with poverty, English learners and aging campuses.
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On the brink: Madison Bumgarner on Sunday evening, in Game 5 of the World Series, overmatched the American League champion Royals, hurling a four-hit shutout in a 5-0 win to bring the Giants within one victory of their third World Series championship in five years. Bumgarner threw his second complete-game shutout of the postseason.
Help for seniors: Elder abuse is on the rise. Complaints to the county's Adult Protective Services department soared by 39 percent from 2010 to 2013, and complaints of financial fraud against seniors grew 25 percent during the same time period. Debra Morrow, the 35-year veteran of county social services who now manages Senior and Adult Services, is consolidating a range of services in her division, including guardianship, conservatorship and the county's volunteer programs for older adults.
Raider tailspin: The Oakland Raiders are now 0-7 after Sunday’s 23-13 loss to the Cleveland Browns. The Raiders have lost 13 straight dating to last season. Oakland has dropped 16 games in a row played in the Eastern time zone -- a streak that started in 2009.