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Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for July 2

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Thursday, July 2, 2015:

Morning muggy

Cloud cover this morning was putting a cap on the heat from the day before and making it feel a little muggy. While it may feel more uncomfortable today, the temperature won’t be as high, according to the National Weather Service. The high on Wednesday was 101 degrees. Today the mercury is forecast stall out in the mid-90s in Sacramento.

Man suspected of running down cyclists is due in court

Alamar Houston, 38, who is accused of running down three cyclists on a popular Delta route south of West Sacramento this week, will be arraigned at 11 a.m. in Yolo Superior Court. He faces two counts of attempted murder, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon (a vehicle) and felony driving under the influence of drugs, according to the California Highway Patrol. Sacramento Superior Court records indicate Houston has a long criminal history spanning two decades. The charges include petty theft, robbery, burglary and stealing a vehicle.

Grant High drum group heads to Washington, D.C.

The Grant Union High School Drumline is scheduled to fly to Washington, D.C., before representing California in the National Independence Day Parade. There will be a send-off for the 25 students and 10 chaperones at 6:30 a.m. at the high school, 1400 Grand Ave. The National Independence Day Parade is scheduled at 8:45 a.m. (Pacific time) Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Folsom Pro Rodeo is out of the gate

Gates open for the Folsom Pro Rodeo at 6 p.m. at Dan Russell Rodeo Arena, 200 Stafford St. Events include mutton busting/motocross act at 9 p.m. and a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. For a complete list of events to the three-day rodeo, go to www.folsomrodeo.com.

Things to do

  • The free 2015 Concerts in the Park series in Fair Oaks continues at Village Park, 4238 Main St. Stone Kold performs from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Mick Martin & The Blues Rockers performs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sacramento Zoo, Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road. The concert is part of the zoo’s Twilight Thursdays series.

Local sports

  • Sacramento River Cats vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Raley Field, West Sacramento.
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