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

Officers prepare to escort students from Placer High School to buses after a suspect in the shooting of three officers in Sacramento and Auburn Counties on Friday, October, 24, 2014 in Auburn. The suspect allegedly shot three sheriffs officers from Sacramento and Placer county, two of them fatally.
Officers prepare to escort students from Placer High School to buses after a suspect in the shooting of three officers in Sacramento and Auburn Counties on Friday, October, 24, 2014 in Auburn. The suspect allegedly shot three sheriffs officers from Sacramento and Placer county, two of them fatally. hamezcua@sacbee.com

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

As the weather turns: A wet, windy day is in store today for Sacramento. There is a 50 percent chance of rain before noon, then a chance of showers in the afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service reports. Precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are forecast. A high temperature of 70 degrees is expected, with south southeast wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph, according to the weather service.

Deadly day: A suspect armed with a rifle left a Sacramento sheriff’s deputy and a Placer County sheriff's deputy dead, a motorist gravely injured and another deputy wounded in a shooting spree that led to a massive manhunt. Authorities say 34-year-old gunman Marcelo Marquez eluded hundreds of officers from Sacramento to Auburn in the shooting spree. A third deputy, from Placer County, was wounded and later treated and released from a hospital. A motorist was in serious condition from a gunshot to the head. Follow updates here.

Related Sacramento Bee coverage:

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▪ Truck owner recounts how alleged shooter took his truck at gunpoint

UCD Medical Center to treat Ebola cases: UC hospital centers statewide, including UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, have been designated the go-to facilities for treatment of any possible Ebola patients. Officials cite their readiness and ability to protect the safety of health care workers.

Blue night for Giants: The Kansas City Royals edged the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1lead in the World Series.

Related Bee coverage:

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▪  The Giants have a tough battle on their hands playing the upstart Royals, columnist Marcos Breton writes.

▪  Bruce Bochy to stick with Ryan Vogelsong for Game 4

▪  World Series, Game 4: Royals at Giants, 5:07 p.m. today (FOX 40, KNBR 680, ESPN 1320)

Arena groundbreaking: The demolition is nearly over at Downtown Plaza. Now it’s time for the groundbreaking. The Sacramento Kings said Friday they will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of their new arena Wednesday morning.

Tree tour: The Sacramento Tree Foundation is offering the public a guided tour of trees in Sacramento’s historic City Cemetery from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today. Participants will learn about the trees planted in honor of the city’s early settlers. The tour begins inside the cemetery gate at 1000 Broadway. Parking is in the parking lot between Ninth and 10th streets on Broadway. Register at www.sactree.com/events.

Local sports: College football – Oregon State at Stanford, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN 2, KNBR 1050, ESPN 1320)

NHL – Buffalo Sabres at San Jose Sharks, 1 p.m. (CSNCA, KAHI 950)

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