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POSTED October 21, 2012 7:24 p.m.

VALLEJO POLICE FATALLY SHOOT MAN WITH RIFLE: VALLEJO  (AP) — A Vallejo police officer shot and killed a 29-year-old man who pointed a rifle at another officer early Sunday, police said.

Police went to the house after a neighbor reported two men arguing and that a fire had broken out at the home.

Police Lt. Lee Horton said that the man was shot by an officer after he stuck a rifle in another officer's stomach.

Later inspection of the rifle revealed it had a round in the chamber, Horton told the newspaper.

During the encounter, police called firefighters as the fire spread through the home.

The windows of cars parked in the driveway were smashed, apparently by at least one of the men during the argument that preceded the shooting.

The second man involved in the incident, identified only as a 28-year-old, was taken into custody. The station reported that the man who was shot was a resident of the home. His name has not been released.

It was the sixth fatal officer-involved shooting in Vallejo since May.

3 DEAD AFTER CAR HITS JEEP ON SIDE OF HIGHWAY 101: SAN JOSE . (AP) — Three people are dead after a Jeep stopped on the right shoulder of Highway 101 in San Jose was hit by a car early Saturday morning.

The California Highway Patrol says the 1996 Jeep had four people inside when it was hit on the southbound side of the highway around 12:36 a.m. Saturday.

The impact of the collision caused the Jeep to overturn and knocked it down an embankment.

The CHP says the driver of the Jeep, a 58-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two passengers, a 63-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman, died after being taken to hospitals. A fourth person in the Jeep, a 55-year-old woman, was being treated for minor injuries.

The driver of the car that hit the Jeep, a 28-year-old San Jose woman, was also treated for minor injuries.

1-YEAR-OLD GIRL DIES AFTER RUN OVER BY FATHER: SALINAS  (AP) — Salinas police say a 1-year-old girl has died after she was run over in a driveway by her father.

The child suffered major head and internal injuries when her father backed the family car over her around 1 p.m. Saturday.

The girl was taken to a local hospital, then flown to a San Francisco Bay area hospital.

Police say she was pronounced dead at the second hospital at 10 p.m. Saturday. Police have not released the names of the girl or of her father.

SAN MATEO-HAYWARD BRIDGE TO OPEN BY 5 A.M. MONDAY: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State transportation officials have some good news for people who use the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge during the weekend.

Caltrans officials say work on the bridge deck replacements will be completed this weekend, meaning there will be no full closure of the bridge next weekend.

The bridge, which runs from Foster City to Hayward, was shut down Friday night so crews could install a new seismic joint and replace 60 feet of the bridge deck.

Crews were still working on both directions of the bridge Sunday, but officials say the bridge is scheduled to reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, in time for the morning commute.

GAS PRICES DOWN 8.5 CENTS OVER 2 WEEKS: CAMARILLO  (AP) — The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped 8-and-a-half cents over the past two weeks.

That's according to the Lundberg Survey of fuel prices, released Sunday, which puts the price of a gallon of regular at $3.75.

Midgrade costs an average of $3.93 a gallon, and premium is $4.06.

Diesel dipped 3 cents to $4.15 a gallon.

Of the cities surveyed in the lower 48 states, Tulsa, Okla., has the nation's lowest average price for gas at $3.26. San Francisco has the highest at $4.51.

In California, the lowest average price was $4.34 in Sacramento. The average statewide for a gallon of regular was $4.47.

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