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Weekend catch-up: 7 stories you don’t want to miss

Lt. Brandon Pursell said deputies received a 911 call to the 16000 block of West Gale Avenue just before 3 p.m. After lighting a fire, the male homeowner heard screaming coming from somewhere inside the house. When the resident realized a person was in the chimney, he extinguished the fire. Fresno County Sheriff’s Office
Lt. Brandon Pursell said deputies received a 911 call to the 16000 block of West Gale Avenue just before 3 p.m. After lighting a fire, the male homeowner heard screaming coming from somewhere inside the house. When the resident realized a person was in the chimney, he extinguished the fire. Fresno County Sheriff’s Office

Here are seven stories from the Thanksgiving weekend that you will want to catch up on before the work week hits.

1. Graduate assistant accused of assaulting teenager over hijab

The story was accessed by three times more readers than any other during the weekend on sacbee.com. It has been updated with a correction of a mistake originally included.

2. Record cold frosts Sacramento area with “real storm” on the way

Along with the cold weather and the possibility of more much-needed precipitation, weekend conditions brought the specter of a hard freeze that could damage plants. It caught plenty of people’s attention.

3. Audiophile bar B-Side set to open next week near R Street

B-Side, a new audiophile-themed bar from the team behind Shady Lady Saloon, is expected to open next week with a mix of 1970s stylings and no-frills drinks.

4. A talker: Widespread cheating by instructors, cadets alleged at California’s fire training academy

5. Popular on Twitter: Kings leave Oakland impressed after loss to record-setting Warriors

It was a loss in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors, but it wasn’t just another loss. The Sacramento Kings did some goods things, and they got another up-close look at a spectacularly good Warriors club.

6. Popular on Facebook: Suspected burglar stuck in chimney dies after California residents light fire

As crime stories go, this one made it fairly hard not to have at least some sympathy from the suspected crook.

7. Popular on video: Drought constricts wetlands where hunters can pursue ducks

Duck clubs, places where waterfowl abound and hunters thrive, are among the casualties of the California drought.

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