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A.M. Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Friday

Wearing an eye-catching red coat, a mannequin representing Sacramento killer Dorothea Puente was stolen last weekend from a balcony at the remodeled former boardinghouse where she killed and buried tenants.  The mannequin was recovered, but the replica red coat was not found. Puente was convicted of commiting  three murders while she ran the boardinghouse.
Wearing an eye-catching red coat, a mannequin representing Sacramento killer Dorothea Puente was stolen last weekend from a balcony at the remodeled former boardinghouse where she killed and buried tenants. The mannequin was recovered, but the replica red coat was not found. Puente was convicted of commiting three murders while she ran the boardinghouse. Sacramento Bee file

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

Rainy Friday: A wet track is out there on the highways for commuters today as the last in a series of weather systems moves through. Sacramento is expected to get about a tenth of an inch of rain. So, go slow, and, if the office Christmas party is today, don’t forget your contribution. Everybody always likes that whipped cream topped lime Jello with celery and walnuts that your Minnesota grandmother always made. At least they say they do.

Pumps not in plan: The massive water diversion tunnels proposed in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have undergone another significant design change: State officials now plan to eliminate giant pumps at the three Sacramento River intakes.

Theft on F Street: A mannequin dressed like the murderous Dorothea Puente was stolen over the weekend from the F Street boardinghouse in Sacramento where Puente did her evil deeds.

Good Buddy: Sacramento Fire Department officials say a chocolate lab named Buddy likely saved a south Sacramento man’s life Thursday night by alerting him to a fire in his home.

Send Santa photos: We’re looking for the funniest, cutest or wackiest photos of you or your loved ones and even your pets with Santa. The winning photos will appear in The Bee on Christmas Day.

▪ Holiday classic films showing around Sacramento

Just short of a win: DeMarcus Cousins missed a 15-foot jump shot as time expired and the Kings lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 108-107 on Thursday night at Sleep Train Arena.

▪ Bee Kings-Bucks photo gallery

QB a Bulldog leader: Folsom High’s Jake Browning has accounted for more touchdowns than any teenage quarterback in the United States, ever, but he doesn’t care to dwell on his statistics.

▪ CIF State Division I Football Championship – Folsom vs. Oceanside, 8 p.m. today (CSNCA)

Local sports: Men’s college basketball – St. Mary’s at St. John’s, 4 p.m. (FS1)

Eastern Washington at Cal, 7 p.m. (PAC 12)

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