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POSTED January 22, 2013 8:50 p.m.

POLICE: SACRAMENTO HOMEOWNER KILLS MAN: SACRAMENTO (AP) — Police say a homeowner in Sacramento shot and killed a man in self-defense after the man refused to leave his yard and became increasingly violent.

The shooting Sunday afternoon remains under investigation. But police say the 50-year-old suspect began acting irrationally in the driveway of the 36-year-old homeowner's home, swinging his cane and breaking and throwing objects.

The homeowner apparently asked the man to leave repeatedly before running inside and grabbing his gun. Police say the man was shot after he picked up a heavy wrought iron stand and appeared set to throw it at the homeowner.

The man later died at a hospital.

Neither the homeowner nor the suspect has been identified.

STUDENTS PULLED FROM SCHOOL OVER CELLPHONE FEARS

ENCINITAS  (AP) — Some parents have pulled their children from a San Diego County school because of concerns about radiation from cellphone antennas.

Officials for Julian Charter School tell U-T San Diego that 10 students have been pulled from its Innovation Centre Encinitas. The center has 125 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The school rents space at Encinitas Beach Chapel, which has 14 cellphone antennas on its property.

Pastor Larry Peltier says the towers have been there for 15 years and he's never had a complaint until recently.

Investigators have taken electromagnetic radiation readings at the site and say the levels are in the range considered safe by FCC.

FRESH & EASY TO PAY $800,000 FOR FALSE ADVERTISING: SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge has fined the owners of Fresh & Easy stores for charging more for items than the posted or advertised prices.

San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said Tuesday the judge ordered Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc. to pay $833,136.

Superior Court Judge Randa Trapp also ordered stores to offer consumers $3 off the lowest advertised price if they are overcharged. If the item is $3 or less, it will be free.

Prosecutors in San Diego and Riverside counties filed a civil complaint alleging the company posted advertised prices in stores and then charged more at the register.

Prosecutors also say meat and seafood were marked higher per pound than the shelf prices indicated.

The company says the mistake was unintentional and it has taken preventative measures.

CALIF. MEN WHO DROWNED IN HAWAII WERE BEST FRIENDS: LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Two California men who drowned off Kauai were best friends who shared a love of music, were attracted to the water and often took trips together, according to loved ones remembering Brian Baker and Adam Griffiths.

The two men from the San Francisco area were exploring the rocky coast of Hawaii's Kauai island on Friday with several friends when a rogue wave knocked down Baker, 47, and dragged him out to sea. He was swept into the water off South Kalihiwai Point.

Griffiths, 46, jumped into the choppy waters to save his friend but also drowned. Griffiths' body was found Saturday.

On Monday, the Kauai Fire Department conducted aerial searches for Baker's body. Fire personnel also were positioned along the coastline, but the search was unsuccessful.

 

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