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POSTED December 17, 2012 9:06 p.m.

MISSING 77-YEAR-OLD'S BODY FOUND IN RICHMOND: VALLEJO  (AP) — The body of a missing 77-year-old man believed to have fallen into the waters off Mare Island has washed ashore.

Police say a hiker came across Philip Mattingly's body at the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline park in Richmond on Sunday. He was positively identified at the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office.

An autopsy determined the cause of death to be drowning. Vallejo police say there were no signs of foul play.

Mattingly, a retired mechanical engineer, had been helping clean debris from a World War II warship docked on Mare Island when his son reported him missing on Dec. 9. Authorities deployed dive teams and patrol boats, but were unable to locate Mattingly.

SANTA CLARA SUPES TO CONSIDER CREDIT CARD RULES: SAN JOSE  (AP) — Santa Clara County officials are set to consider new rules for county-issued credit cards in the wake of allegations that a supervisor used his for personal expenses.

The San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bit.ly/U7CvmS) that the proposals are scheduled to go before county supervisors on Tuesday. Among other changes, they would strip supervisors of their credit cards if they failed to file itemized receipts and require credit card expense reports to be submitted to an open session board of supervisors meeting.

Audits have accused Supervisor George Shirakawa of billing taxpayers for golf fees, casino stays and upgraded rental cars and allowing his staff to charge thousands of dollars in donations to a county-issued credit card.

Shirakawa has agreed to reimburse some of the disputed funds, but is challenging others.

He has said he is the victim of a personal attack.

POLICE: PAROLEE WANTED FOR SAN RAFAEL SHOOTING: SAN RAFAEL  (AP) — Police are searching for a parolee in connection with a shooting at the San Rafael Transit Center that wounded a 22-year-old man standing at a bus platform.

The Marin Independent Journal reports (http://bit.ly/RweS8t) that 24-year-old Ladrakeous Sonny Dean is wanted on suspicion of attempted murder for the Friday afternoon shooting.

San Rafael police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher says Dean is on parole for a previous home invasion robbery. He was also charged in 2005 for robbing two pedestrians in Marin City.

The shooting victim is expected to survive, in part because an off-duty paramedic at the bus station applied a tourniquet to help slow the bleeding.

Police said the gunman fled the scene in a gold sedan driven by an accomplice.

Rohrbacher said Dean is considered armed and dangerous.

MAN SHOT BY SUNNYVALE POLICE HAS DIED: SUNNYVALE  (AP) — A man who was shot by Sunnyvale police after they say he charged at an officer with a hammer has died.

Sunnyvale police officials say the suspect was taken to a local hospital and underwent surgery after being shot Saturday evening, but died later that night.

The suspect was shot as officers responded to 911 calls around 6 p.m. Saturday that a man was assaulting his mother.

Police are not releasing the man's name, pending an autopsy by the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office. The officer who shot the suspect — a four-year veteran of the department — has been placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

Investigators say the incident occurred after two officers arrived at the scene and the suspect charged at the first officer with a hammer.

Police say the officer fired several shots, hitting the man multiple times.

 

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