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POSTED July 24, 2012 12:51 a.m.

• Man accused of threats at SoCal Batman screening: NORWALK  (AP) — A man is accused of making criminal threats at a screening of the new Batman movie at a Southern California theater.

The Los Angeles county sheriff’s office said Monday that 52-year-old Clark Tabor was being held on $50,000 bail.

Deputies were called to the AMC Norwalk 20 cineplex around 5 p.m. Sunday after moviegoers complained of a man who started yelling when the showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” didn’t start. Witnesses say Tabor then shouted, “I should go off like in Colorado,” and, “Does anybody have a gun?”

A security guard saw Tabor with a backpack on his knees in the second row, and Tabor was arrested.

Deputies searched the bag, the theater and its surrounding area but did not find any weapon.



• Dozens protest during president’s visit to Oakland: OAKLAND  (AP) — Dozens of people protested near Oakland’s Fox Theater, where President Barack Obama appeared during a fundraiser Monday night.

Streets were blocked off by police outside the theater, so protesters gathered a few blocks away.

Demonstrators had gathered in the area throughout the day protesting different issues including war and the federal government’s crackdown on medical marijuana.

Some protesters carried signs with slogans like “Down with the Empire” and “Stop the War, Stop the Drones.” One group burned an American flag, while some tried to block traffic.

The Oakland Tribune reports that police had arrested three people by the time the president finished his speech around 8:30 p.m.



• Former bank manager sentenced for stealing $2M: SANTA ANA  (AP) — A former bank manager in Orange County has been sentenced to federal prison for stealing nearly $2 million from a customer’s account.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says 34-year-old Matthew J. Walker was ordered Monday to serve three years and five months behind bars, and pay more than $1.8 million in restitution.

Walker admitted in November to withdrawing the money from a line of credit in the name of a trust that held an account at Farmers and Merchants Bank in Laguna Hills. Prosecutors said Walker covered up the theft by making interest payments on the money, which he claimed to have loaned to the trust.

Walker’s father, who was the bank’s president, said the theft was discovered during an internal audit.

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