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POSTED April 12, 2012 8:19 p.m.

1 dead, 1 injured in Fairfield bar fight

FAIRFIELD (AP) — Police say one man was killed and another injured in a shooting stemming from a fight at a Fairfield bar.

The shooting occurred around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday after two groups of men began fighting inside Perk's Place Bar and Grill.

Two men were found with gunshot wounds to the head. One of the victims, identified only as a 29-year-old Suisun City man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other, a 31-year-old Fairfield man, was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Man gets jail for hit-&-run that injured boy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 22-year-old man who acknowledged driving drunk during a hit-and-run crash in San Francisco that critically injured a 9-year-old boy visiting from Philadelphia has been sentenced to jail.

Andrew Alan Vargas was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty previously to one felony count of driving under the influence causing injury and an allegation that he caused great bodily injury to Ryan White and his aunt.

Vargas was driving his pickup truck last August when he struck the boy while he was walking with his family in a crosswalk a few blocks from AT&T Park after a game between the Giants and Philadelphia Phillies.

The boy's parents said in a letter that on Friday he will undergo his fourth operation since the accident.


UC, FBI reach settlement in Berkeley raid suit

BERKELEY (AP) — The FBI and University of California have agreed to pay $100,000 and destroy computer files to settle a lawsuit stemming from a raid on the offices of two groups in Berkeley.

Long Haul Inc. and East Bay Prisoner Support were raided in 2008 by federal agents and university police after authorities said threatening messages to animal researchers at the University of California, Berkeley had been sent from a computer at the storefront the two groups occupy.

Long Haul has public computer terminals and meeting rooms that attract people involved in left-wing causes.

Lawyers for Long Haul say officers seized all 14 of the group's computers. No evidence of criminal wrongdoing was found.

The university will pay three-fourths of the settlement.

Woman dies when car struck by train

SAN LEANDRO  (AP) — Police say a 77-year-old woman died when the car she was in was struck by a freight train in San Leandro after her daughter mistakenly drove onto the tracks.

Tuesday night's crash claimed the life of Pei Chuan Haung of Oakland. Police say the woman's 56-year-old daughter made a right turn onto tracks that parallel San Leandro Boulevard around 10:10 p.m. thinking she was turning onto a street.

It was raining at the time. The Toyota Prius became stuck on the tracks.

Police say the 56-year-old escaped, but was unable to save her mother when a Union Pacific train hit the car from behind. The car was pushed about a quarter mile.

 

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