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POSTED June 24, 2014 9:45 p.m.

• Suspect in Northern California standoff found dead: FAIRFIELD (AP) — Police in Northern California say officers found a man suspected of shooting multiple rounds in his neighborhood dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after a roughly eight-hour standoff. The Fairfield police SWAT team entered the suspect’s home at 8:39 p.m. Monday. They killed an aggressive dog after a stun gun failed to subdue it and then found the man dead upstairs. He has not been identified.

 

• City Council ousts scooters from Venice boardwalk: LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s feet only on the Venice Beach boardwalk. The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to ban motorized scooters from the popular walkway after a spate of collisions with pedestrians. The council voted unanimously to expand an existing ban on two-wheeled Segways to cover motorized scooters with any number of wheels. People with disabilities and government employees that use scooters in their work are exempt. Scooters can use a bike path that runs next to the popular walkway.

 

• Detectives make grisly find in Central California: BAKERSFIELD (AP) — Authorities say they’ve found parts of a woman burned in a fire pit near a motorhome in Central California. The Bakersfield Californian reported Tuesday that a tip led Kern County Sheriff’s detectives to the remains near Bakersfield on May 12 and within days they arrested Alejandro Leon. The 30-year-old Leon of Bakersfield is charged with killing 31-year-old Evelynn Chuca. Investigators say the pair heavily used methamphetamine. Court papers say detectives found a skull and hand at the fire pit, blood inside the motorhome and a blue tote bag filled with charred body parts.

 

• 150-acre fire near Glendale 60 percent contained : LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California fire officials say a fire that has burned 150 acres of dry brush in the hills above Glendale is 60 percent contained. Glendale spokesman Dan Bell says no homes or structures are in danger Tuesday, and no evacuations have been ordered. Firefighters from several agencies are on the scene in canyons above the city. The blaze started shortly after noon Sunday near Glendale’s Brand Park. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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