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POSTED September 5, 2013 9:03 p.m.

WOMAN KILLED AFTER BEING HIT BY SF CITY VEHICLE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities in San Francisco say a woman died after she was struck by a city maintenance vehicle in a park.

Fire Department Spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge says the woman was struck by the vehicle at Holly Park in the city's Bernal Heights neighborhood shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Talmadge said the woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where she was pronounced dead from her injuries.

The name of the woman, who witnesses say apparently was sunbathing at the park, has not been released.

Police spokeswoman Tracy Turner says a girl who also was with the woman when she was struck was unharmed.

Turner says police have detained and are questioning the driver of the city vehicle who apparently fled the scene after the incident.

SCHOOL BUS, MINIVAN COLLIDE IN SAN JOSE: SAN JOSE  (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says there were only minor injuries after a head-on collision between a school bus with special needs students and a minivan in San Jose.

Officer Chris Falkowski says the crash occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday at an intersection near Interstate 280. The bus was heading to Campbell Community Center.

Falkowski says four students on the bus were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the minivan — a pregnant woman — suffered a slight abrasion on her leg. Her passenger, an adult male, was taken to the hospital after saying he was experiencing some pain.

SF LAW PROPOSED TO BAN IMMIGRANT DETENTIONS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A proposal being considered by supervisors would make it illegal for San Francisco law enforcement officials to detain someone solely on the basis of immigration status.

The proposed law will be considered by a board committee made up of its supporters Thursday, where it is expected to be approved.

Supervisor John Avalos, who authored the proposal, argues that the current situation has created a "dragnet" that is wrongfully sweeping up innocent people. He says there needs to be a "basic standard of proof" to show that someone is undocumented and deserves to be detained.

Police Chief Greg Suhr says he wants to see convicted violent felons, sex offenders and those with prior weapons possession convictions exempted from the law.

 

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