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AM Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday

Flanked by court security Colleen Ann Harris, 72, on trial for the murder of her second husband leaves for a lunch break after taking the stand April 8 at El Dorado Superior Court in Placerville. Harris – the former Colleen Batten – is facing a second murder trial for the shotgun killing of another husband. Twenty-nine years after her first trial, Harris is charged with shooting Robert Edward “Bob” Harris, 72, with a 12-gauge shotgun in January 2013 on the same rustic Placerville property on Wilderness Court where her previous husband, James Batten, 46, was shot dead in 1985.
Flanked by court security Colleen Ann Harris, 72, on trial for the murder of her second husband leaves for a lunch break after taking the stand April 8 at El Dorado Superior Court in Placerville. Harris – the former Colleen Batten – is facing a second murder trial for the shotgun killing of another husband. Twenty-nine years after her first trial, Harris is charged with shooting Robert Edward “Bob” Harris, 72, with a 12-gauge shotgun in January 2013 on the same rustic Placerville property on Wilderness Court where her previous husband, James Batten, 46, was shot dead in 1985. rbyer@sacbee.com

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, April 15, 2015:

Wind-swept Bonney Field: The soccer ball out at Bonney Field may be pushed by the wind tonight because breezes are expected to be brisk on Wednesday. The National Weather Service predicts that winds will gust to 30 mph today and around 24 mph tonight when Republic FC takes on the Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 7:30 p.m. on the Cal Expo pitch.

Filed your taxes?: Friendly reminder: The annual tax-filing deadline is today. Both the IRS and state Franchise Tax Board can help you file your 2014 return.

More closing arguments: The defense in the Colleen Harris’ murder trial is scheduled to present closing arguments today in Placerville. In closing arguments on Tuesday, a prosecutor says she shot her husband, retired U.S. Forest Service supervisor Robert “Bob” Harris, 72, because she was afraid of losing him.

Farmers Market in Davis: UC Davis hosts its Farmers Market, an extension of the Davis Farmers Market, at 11 a.m. today at the campus’ North Quad. The market will feature live music, entertainment and several vendors.

Land swap to be discussed: The U.S. Forest Service will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Camino School, 3060 Snows Road, to discuss a proposed land swap with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. The proposed Iowa Hill/Gerle Meadow Land Exchange involves the site for SMUD’s proposed Iowa Hill pumped storage facility. The proposal calls for the Forest Service to exchange three contiguous Iowa Hill parcels totaling 433 acres for a 325-acre parcel owned by SMUD and known as Gerle Meadow.

End of the line: The Sacramento Kings conclude their 2014-15 season today by playing the host Los Angeles Lakers.

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Local sports: NBA – Kings at Lakers, 7:30 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140)

Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors, 7:30 p.m. (KNBR 1050)

Soccer – Sacramento Republic FC at Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, 7:30 p.m.

PCL – Las Vegas 51s at Sacramento River Cats, 7 p.m. (ESPN 1320)

MLB – Oakland A’s at Houston Astros, 5:10 p.m. (KAHI 950)

Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants, 7:15 p.m. (CSNBA, KNBR 680)

College softball – Sacramento State at UOP, 6 p.m.

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