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POSTED April 10, 2013 10:25 p.m.

CREWS FIND BURNED BODY FOUND OFF SAN JOSE HIGHWAY:  SAN JOSE  (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine the cause of a fire after finding a body in an encampment off a highway in San Jose.

San Jose Fire Capt. Reggie Williams says crews were putting out the fire to some trees and brush near an onramp to northbound Highway 85 when they discovered the body late Tuesday night.

Williams said the victim's burns were so severe that authorities could not determine whether it is a man or a woman.

Authorities say that the victim was likely homeless and may have been camping in the area as crews also found a mattress and a tent at the site.

Williams added that investigators are now trying to determine whether the fire started accidentally.

COPS: EX-BOYFRIEND SHOOTS MOM, DAUGHTER IN ANTIOCH: ANTIOCH  (AP) — An Antioch mother and daughter are expected to survive after they were shot and wounded by the daughter's ex-boyfriend, who then took his own life in front of them.

Police say the shooting occurred around 10:39 p.m. Tuesday when the man kicked down the front door and opened fire with a pistol. Police identified the man to the Contra Costa Times ( as 23-year-old Jimmie Bills.

The women, ages 46 and 22, were in stable condition at a hospital on Wednesday.

Two twin boys were also at the residence during the shooting, but were not hurt.

Antioch police Lt. Diane Aguinaga says the daughter had a restraining order against the ex-boyfriend, but it had not been served.

SF HOUSING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR'S CONTRACT ENDED: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The embattled executive director of the San Francisco Housing Authority is out of a job.

The San Francisco Chronicle says the agency's commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to terminate the contract of Henry Alvarez, weeks before he was set to vest in the state pension system.

The commission decided to pay out the remainder of Alvarez's contract, apparently in hopes of avoiding an expensive lawsuit.

The Housing Authority has been beset by troubles under Alvarez's leadership

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development inspector general's office contacted the agency earlier this year seeking all contracts and bidding details during the past five years.

The Chronicle said HUD investigators demanded the documents after the newspaper reported allegations that Alvarez illegally steered contracts to political allies.

ARREST IN SHOOTING OF OAKLAND PHOTOGRAPHER: OAKLAND  (AP) — A man with a long rap sheet has been charged with firing the shot that killed a former freelance photographer for the Oakland Tribune as he drove home from a friend's house.

The newspaper reports 38-year-old Anthony Lister was placed under arrest at a hospital. Police say Lister, who has ten prior felony convictions, was shot several times in a gunfight with another man near a gas station in East Oakland Friday night.

On Tuesday, he was charged with murder in the death of 54-year-old Lionel "Ray" Fluker, who was hit by a stray bullet as he drove by the gas station. Police are looking for another suspect.

Nick Lammers, director of photographer for the Bay Area News Group, says Fluker took freelance photos for the Tribune from 1995 to 2007.



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