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POSTED May 20, 2013 9:04 p.m.

LONGSHOREMAN DIES AFTER TRUCK PLUNGES IN SF BAY: OAKLAND  (AP) — Authorities have identified a 78-year-old Port of Oakland longshoreman who died after his truck plunged into the San Francisco Bay.

Manuel Stimpson accidentally drove his white pickup truck into the water near Berth 30 on Friday.

Oakland Police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson says a team of divers found the truck submerged in about 50 feet of water.

Divers attached cable lines from a crane to pull the vehicle out. Stimpson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Co-workers said Stimpson, a San Francisco resident, had worked at the port for 47 years. Representatives from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union said he was working as a clerk on Friday, helping direct the placement of containers.

Work at the port was suspended for 24 hours following the accident.

MAN FATALLY FALLS AT BAY TO BREAKERS PARTY IN SF: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say a man has died after falling off a building during a Bay to Breakers party in San Francisco.

The incident happened at an apartment building across from the Golden Gate Park panhandle around 3:30 p.m. Sunday several hours after the race began.

Police say the man apparently fell from the roof on to the pavement. Paramedics rushed him to the hospital but he succumbed to his injuries.

His name has not yet been released.

Also during Sunday's event, police arrested 21 people for public intoxication, one for possession of a firearm and one felony arrest for robbery.

Police Spokesman Officer Albie Esparza says one officer sustained minor injuries during an arrest.

Esparza says another 16 people were taken to sobering centers for drinking too much.

RICHMOND GIRL, 5, DIES IN FATAL ROLLOVER CRASH : RICHMOND  (AP) — Police in Richmond say a 5-year-old girl has died when the SUV she was riding in overturned.

Detective Nicole Abetkov says the single-vehicle crash occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Monday when the driver apparently lost control of the SUV as it overturned and came to rest past an intersection.

Abetkov says officers arrived on the scene and found the girl suffering from major head injuries.

She died at a local hospital.

Police say the girl wasn't wearing a seat belt or in a child safety seat at the time of the accident, nor were three others inside the vehicle.

Only the driver was buckled up.

Police say the other occupants suffered minor to moderate injuries. None of their names have been released.

PROPOSED CALIF. MEASURE REQUIRES DOCTOR DRUG TESTS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A proposed state ballot measure in California would require doctors to be randomly subjected to drug and alcohol testing.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports  the "Pee in the Cup" initiative is being pushed by Bob Pack, a technology mogul and former executive at AOL Inc. and NetZero Inc.

His young son and daughter were killed a decade ago by a driver under the influence of alcohol and prescription pills.

Pack's campaign already is armed with $2 million in funding and will launch this summer.

The newspaper reports the initiative might also seek to lift the cap on damages in medical malpractice cases.

The goal is to get the measure on the November 2014 ballot.

A spokesperson for the California Medical Association calls the effort a "publicity stunt."

FORMER DRUG AGENT SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IN PRISON: OAKLAND  (AP) — A disgraced former head of an elite Northern California drug task force has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to stealing drugs from evidence lockers and trying to sell the drugs.

The Contra Costa Times reports that Norman Wielsch was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in December to conspiracy to distribute marijuana and methamphetamine and to charges of theft from programs receiving government funds.

The 51-year-old Wielsch led the now-defunct Central Costa County Narcotics Enforcement Team, an elite multi-agency unit that conducted drug raids and shut down prostitution rings.

A grand jury indicted Wielsch and private investigator Christopher Butler in 2011 on the drug charges, as well as charges of operating a brothel and conducting phony sting operations to rob prostitutes.

Butler is currently in prison after pleading guilty in the case.

 

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