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POSTED September 27, 2013 9:20 p.m.

DOG GETS REPRIEVE AFTER BITING FIREFIGHTER: PETALUMA (AP) — A dog that bit a Northern California firefighter has been granted a reprieve by animal control officers.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports the 5-year-old pit bull mix named Indi was scheduled to be euthanized at the Petaluma Animal Shelter.

But after spending time with Indi during a 10-day rabies quarantine, shelter officials determined that the dog is a good candidate for rehabilitation.

Officials say the dog showed no hostility during the quarantine.

Indi has been turned over to Mary Quinn, a Santa Rosa dog trainer who works with so-called "unadoptable" dogs.

Quinn will work with the owner on behavior modification for Indi.

The dog bit a Petaluma fire captain on the leg and hand while he was treating its owner's father for a medical problem earlier this month.

3 DIE IN SAN FRANCISCO HOUSE FIRE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say a third person has died from injuries suffered during an early morning house fire in San Francisco that killed a father and his daughter.

Fire officials said the victims were 33-year-old Raymond Tse, his 1-year-old daughter Chloe Tse and the girl's grandfather.

Fire officials say crews were called to the scene around 1:30 a.m. Friday. The mother had come home from work and was awake, but the girl, her father and grandfather were asleep.

Fire officials say the mother smelled smoke and called 911.

Crews put out the fire around 2 a.m., but were delayed from entering by a metal gate they had to cut through.


MAN CONVICTED AFTER POLICE FIND POT-SCENTED CASH: SANTA ROSA  (AP) — A Northern California jury has convicted a man of being in possession of money from a pot deal after police discovered the marijuana-scented cash, but no drugs, in his car's trunk.

A jury on Friday convicted William David Bush in Sonoma County Superior Court.

Police testimony during the trial indicated the smell of pot from the cash inside Bush's black Mercedes-Benz was extremely strong.

Officers say pot-scented money is a common occurrence in big marijuana deals.

Bush, who represented himself, testified that the money had come from his ATM business, and that his mother had given it to him.

He faces a maximum sentence of four years in jail.


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