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POSTED September 20, 2013 8:29 p.m.

GIRL'S BLEEDING FROM SHOOTING MISTAKEN FOR PERIOD: HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — Police say a Northern California family didn't call 911 for more than five hours after a 10-year-old girl was shot because they thought she had started menstruating.

The girl was sleeping in her Hayward home early Thursday when a stray bullet from a nearby shooting wounded her in the buttocks.

Sgt. Mark Ormsby says when the girl woke up in pain, she thought she had started her period. Her parents found no indication she had been shot when they took her to the bathroom.

Ormsby said when she woke up for school and was still in pain, her parents inspected her bed and saw bullet holes.

The girl's doctor told investigators the bullet's entry wound was small and could have been easily overlooked if the family thought she was menstruating.

SAN JOSE MAYOR FINED $1 OVER CAMPAIGN LAW VIOLATION: SAN JOSE  (AP) — San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has been fined $1 by the state's political watchdog commission, which found the mayor and his pension reform committee violated state campaign law — but not intentionally.

The Fair Political Practices Commission determined Thursday that the mayor and the committee ran afoul of the law when it funneled $100,000 to an independent group that supported City Councilwoman Rose Herrera's re-election in 2012.

The San Jose Mercury News says (http://bit.ly/1gFHwKx) the commission had proposed a $3,500 fine against Reed, but lowered it after agreeing the mayor had not intentionally violated the law.

Reed has always maintained that he did nothing illegal because he was not a candidate last fall.

The mayor says he may appeal the decision in federal court.

 

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