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POSTED December 3, 2012 7:16 p.m.

CHP OFFICERS SUFFER MINOR INJURIES IN CRASH: LIVERMORE (AP) — Two California Highway Patrol officers are recovering after their patrol car overturned during a high-speed chase on Interstate 580 in the Livermore area.

Authorities say the crash occurred around 3:30 a.m. Monday when the officers went into the center divider to avoid a big rig. They were pursuing a vehicle that sped off after they tried to pull it over.

CHP Sgt. Rick Luciano said officers suffered cuts and bruises.

At least one other CHP patrol car continued the pursuit and arrested the driver and passenger of the vehicle. The suspects have not been identified.

SILICON VALLEY INVESTOR KILLED IN HOME INVASION: MONTE SERENO  (AP) — Authorities say a Silicon Valley venture capitalist and his wife were the victims of a violent home-invasion in an upscale Santa Clara County suburb.

The San Jose Mercury News reports 66-year-old Raveesh Kumar Kumra was found dead early Friday in his family's sprawling mansion in Monte Sereno.

His wife Harinda Kumra was taken to a hospital after she called 911 around 1:30 a.m. Friday to report that several intruders had ransacked their home and beaten her.

The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department has released a sketch of one of the suspects, warning that he and others are still at large.

Raveesh Kumar Kumra was a wealthy venture capitalist who invested in technology firms and once owned the historic Mountain Winery, which is a popular concert venue in Saratoga.

VALLEJO TEEN PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN KIDNAPPING, RAPE: VALLEJO (AP) — A 14-year-old Vallejo boy has pleaded not guilty to charges that he kidnapped a 65-year-old woman at gunpoint from a shopping center parking lot and raped and beat her.

The Times-Herald of Vallejo reports that Kaviar King entered the plea on Monday to attempted murder, torture, kidnapping, rape and other counts in the Nov. 15 attack. He has been charged as an adult.

Authorities say King abducted the woman at dusk and forced her to drive several miles away, where he sexually assaulted and beat her before leaving her unconscious and duct-taped in a ditch.

As police were investigating, they say the woman's family received a call demanding money for her return. King was arrested after allegedly returning to the scene of the abduction hours later.

Police have described the attack as random.

WIDOW WHO SHOT AT OFFICER WOUNDED DURING ARREST: SOQUEL (AP) — A California widow who eluded capture after firing a shot at a police officer during a car chase last month has been wounded during her weekend arrest.

Santa Cruz County sheriff's investigators say 30-year-old Amanda Sloan was shot in the leg during a confrontation on Sunday with deputies after she returned to the family home in Soquel Hills.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel says she's hospitalized and is expected to survive.

Deputies say Sloan she stuck a gun out of the sunroof of a BMW and shot at a Capitola officer during a pursuit on Nov. 11.

Her 28-year-old husband, Jeffrey Stephensen Smith, was shot to death in August.

Colin Sean Tisdale has been identified as a suspect but charges haven't been filed. He is in jail on drug allegations.

 

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