MAN WALKING DOG NEAR SACRAMENTO DIES FROM GUNSHOT: SACRAMENTO (AP) — Sacramento County sheriff's detectives are investigating an early-morning shooting Tuesday that left one man dead and another injured as they were walking a dog.
Authorities say the two men were walking the dog before 4 a.m. in Orangevale, located about 20 miles northeast of Sacramento, when they were approached by two other men.
The men exchanged words before shots were fired, said sheriff's spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman. She said there is no evidence that the men with the dog were armed.
Sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene after neighbors reported hearing gunshots. One of the dog-walkers died at the scene, Bowman said. The other's ear was grazed by a bullet. He ran to a house, where he told a woman to call for help.
The dog was not injured and also ran back to the house. Authorities said they did not know the breed of the dog.
Detectives were interviewing the injured man late Tuesday morning, Bowman said. The dog-walkers were only identified as men in their 30s.
Authorities could not say whether the two sets of men knew each other or if the men with the dog live in the area. Bowman described the area as generally quiet, with narrow streets and no street lights.
POLICE BREAK SUV WINDOW AFTER BEAR STUCK INSIDE: TRUCKEE (AP) — Truckee police say they had to break the window out of an SUV over the weekend after a bear locked himself inside.
Police say the incident late Sunday night in Glenshire was the third time in the past two weeks that a bear's been stuck in a vehicle in the northern California mountain town.
The first time was Sept. 30, when a bear was stuck in a car near a school. Police say the animal broke a window to get out.
In the second incident, on Oct. 8, the car owner let the bear out.
Police say the bears did major damage to the interiors of all three vehicles.
Authorities say bears can open doors, so vehicle owners should lock their cars and roll up windows to prevent ursine intruders.
1 KILLED, 2 WOUNDED IN SAN FRANCISCO SHOOTING: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and two others wounded.
Officer Gordon Shyy says the three were shot Monday at about 7:30 p.m. on Rose Street in the Lower Haight neighborhood.
One victim died at a hospital. Two others were treated for unknown injuries.
CAR THIEF IN SACRAMENTO-AREA TAKES 5-YEAR-OLD: ARDEN-ARCADE (AP) — A 5-year-old boy is back with his mother after a car thief made off with her car in the Sacramento-area with the boy inside.
Sacramento County Sheriff's officials say they received a 911 call from the woman around 5:15 p.m. Monday. She said she had left the boy in the car with the engine running, as she picked up an older child from a school in Arden-Arcade.
When she returned to the parking lot outside the school, the car was gone. She went back into the school and called 911, but when she went back out again her son and car were there. Her purse was missing.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman tells the Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/GPMKsm) the thief may not have realized the child was in the car.
CALIFORNIA TO PAY MORE FOR AMTRAK IN NEW AGREEMENT: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California taxpayers will be paying $19 million more a year to finance Amtrak service in a 19-state agreement announced Tuesday.
The agreement puts the states in compliance with federal Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008. The law mandates that the states pay about 85% of Amtrak's operating costs of their state routes.
A spokesman for the California Department of Transportation says that means California will now pay about $109 million a year to operate its three intrastate routes. That's up from about $90 million before the agreement.
The three routes that Amtrak operates in California are the Capitol Corridor, which runs between San Jose and Auburn; the San Joaquin Corridor, which links Oakland, Sacramento and Bakersfield; and the Pacific Surfliner Corridor, between San Luis Obispo and San Diego.