Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Thursday, April 16:
Wind, wind gone away: The high winds that buffeted Sacramento on Wednesday are gone, replaced by gentle breezes. Breezes from the north are expected to only reach around 7 mph Thursday. The high temperature in Sacramento won’t climb any higher than the low 80s, according to the National Weather Service.
Animal torture suspect due in court: A woman accused of animal torture is scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. today. Kayla Wright is charged with grand theft of an animal and felony torture of three dogs in two separate December incidents in the same Carmichael neighborhood. One dog was found dead in a trash can with a stereo cord wrapped around its neck. That same day, two dogs that had been reported missing by their owner returned home, one with a cord around its neck and blue tape around its jaw. The second dog was found hiding under a nearby car. Police said security video tied Wright to the theft of the two dogs, while further investigation established that she was responsible for the other dog’s death.
Documentary at KVIE Studios: The Oscar-nominated documentary “American Experience: Last Days in Vietnam” will be screened at 6 p.m. today at KVIE Studios, 2030 W. El Camino Ave. in Sacramento. The film portrays the chaotic final days of the war as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon. There will be a Q&A session after the screening.
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