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


Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:

Weather: Mostly sunny skies are forecast for the Sacramento region Tuesday, with a high temperature around 72 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The wind will blow from the northwest up to 10 mph by Tuesday night with a low near 52 degrees. Sunshine and mild temperatures return for most of the week before another chance of rain moves into Northern California for the start of the weekend.

Quinn resigns: Cortez Quinn resigned last week from the Twin Rivers Unified school board after he pleaded no contest last week to felony conspiracy for trying to submit a false DNA sample in his paternity case, district officials said Monday. The board isn’t wasting any time; trustees plan to discuss how to fill the vacancy at their meeting tonight.

Strength depends on mayor: Government experts say that moving to a “strong mayor” system will allow the city’s executive to shake things up. But whether that’s a good thing depends on the quality of the leader sitting in the mayor’s office.

Problem house: A North Natomas home where a 10-year-old girl was wounded in a drive-by shooting over the weekend has been a source of problems since the current tenants moved in about four years ago, according to a next-door neighbor.

Tour of California returns: The pro cycling community can’t get enough of the capital city. The Amgen Tour of California will start in Sacramento on May 10, organizers announced Monday. The eight-day cycling event will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2015.

Amazing record: Interstate 80’s most famous Halloween roadside attraction has retained its place in the record books. Cool Patch Pumpkins’ epic corn maze has been certified once again as the world’s largest, according to Guinness World Records. Now at 63 acres, the corn maze broke its previous record.

Local sports: World Series Game 1: San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals, 5:07 p.m. (FOX 40, KNBR 680)