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

Todd Winkler is shackled after being found guilty of first-degree murder of his wife, Rachel Winkler, on Tuesday in El Dorado Superior Court in Placerville. He showed no reaction as the verdict was read.
Todd Winkler is shackled after being found guilty of first-degree murder of his wife, Rachel Winkler, on Tuesday in El Dorado Superior Court in Placerville. He showed no reaction as the verdict was read. rbyer@sacbee.com

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

Sacramento to see slight rain: The National Weather Service is predicting light rain today for the region. Temperatures should rise to about 74 degrees by midday.

Winkler guilty: El Dorado County jurors on Wednesday found Todd Winkler guilty of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his wife, just one day after arguments concluded in the lurid trial that examined an affair she had with a handyman and the mysterious death of Winkler’s previous wife.

No more crude oil unloading: A Sacramento fuel distributor has agreed to stop unloading train shipments of crude oil at McClellan Business Park after the county’s top air quality official said his agency mistakenly skirted the state’s environmental rules by issuing a permit for the operation.

Calming Ebola fears: Joining other emergency response authorities in a briefing Wednesday, Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye said “the risk is low” that the region would ever see an Ebola case crop up locally. But, she said, her office is currently monitoring two patients she described as being “at very low risk” of carrying the virus. “They did visit those (West African) countries,” she said, “but were not in contact with any Ebola patients.”

Return to sender: It was free, but the imposing-looking armored vehicle recently acquired by the Davis Police Department is being sent back. The Davis City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to return the vehicle to the federal government.

Eclipse today: A partial solar eclipse – when the moon covers part of the sun – will start at 1:53 p.m. today. Peak viewing time is 3:17 p.m. It ends at 4:33 p.m. Don’t miss it – the next one isn’t scheduled until 2017.

Royal uprising: Sparked by a five-run sixth inning, the Kansas City Royals toppled the San Francisco Giants 7-2 to even the World Series at one game apiece. The series resumes Friday evening in San Francisco.

Related Sacramento Bee coverage: Photo gallery

Local sports: NHL – Columbus Blue Jackets at San Jose Sharks, 7:30 p.m. (CSNCA, KAHI 950)

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