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POSTED December 11, 2013 8:52 p.m.

SUSPECT BROUGHT INFANT CHILD ALONG FOR BURGLARY: DIXON  (AP) — Authorities say a Northern California burglary suspect apparently couldn't find a baby sitter. The man brought his infant child along while he and a partner burglarized a shop.

The owner of the shop in an unincorporated area of Dixon detained one of the burglars Tuesday evening.

When Solano County Sheriff's deputies responded, they searched the suspect's car and found items from the shop and the 34-year-old man's child.

Paul McGraw of Dixon is being held on suspicion of felony burglary and conspiracy, and a misdemeanor charge of willful cruelty of a child.

The newspaper says the baby was handed over to Child Protective Services.

The Bee reports deputies also arrested 37-year-old Dean Forrest French of Vacaville, who faces burglary and conspiracy charges.

CITY HAS YELLOW TAP WATER DUE TO SUPPLY CHANGES: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tap water in Sierra Madre is yellow, and it's making some residents see red.

Officials in the tiny city tell the Los Angeles Times the temporary use of imported supplies from the Metropolitan Water District is to blame for the off-putting color.

And they say the water is perfectly safe to drink.

The Sierra Madre Public Works Department was forced to switch to the imported water after the state determined that the city's underground aquifer was running low.

The mixture of chlorine and ammonia that the MWD uses to disinfect the water interact with the rust in steel pipes to produce the yellowish color.

Resident Grant Nelson says it's embarrassing. He has to tell guests that he keeps a clean house and the yellow water is the city's fault.

MAN SHOOTS AILING WIFE, SISTER: LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 60-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting his dementia-stricken wife Wednesday and then walking into a convalescent home and killing his sister as she lay in a vegetative state, in what Los Angeles police describe as "apparent mercy killings."

Police identified the suspect as Lance Holger Anderson of suburban Santa Clarita and said he was booked into jail Wednesday.

Anderson surrendered to officers at the Country Villa Sheraton nursing facility in the North Hills area of Los Angeles, Lt. Paul Vernon said.

A small-caliber handgun was recovered at the scene.

BART, UNIONS TO MEET AGAIN OVER CONTRACT PROVISION: OAKLAND  (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit and its two largest unions will be meeting again with a federal mediator over a key contract provision that has led to a lawsuit.

Representatives for the transit agency and the SEIU Local 1021 and ATU Local 1555 say they will meet on Thursday and Friday about a disputed Family Medical Leave Act provision that was stripped out of a contract the BART board approved last month.

The parties also will be meeting in Oakland with federal mediator Greg Lim who helped them reach a tentative agreement to end a contentious second strike in October.

The unions filed a lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court last week claiming BART's board broke state law by approving the contract without the family medical leave provision.

REPORT: ASIANA CRASH VICTIM WAS RUN OVER TWICE: WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators say a teenage girl who survived the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet in San Francisco only to be fatally struck by a fire truck actually was run over by two rescue vehicles in the accident's chaotic aftermath.

Authorities in California revealed months ago that 16-year-old Chinese student Ye Meng Yuan was alive on the runway and covered in firefighting foam when she was hit by an emergency vehicle and suffered the multiple blunt injuries that killed her.

But documents released at a National Transportation Safety Board hearing in Washington on Wednesday reveal that the motionless girl was struck twice - once by a fire rig spraying foam and again 11 minutes later by a second truck that was being turned around to fetch more water.

 

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