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San Francisco pedestrian killed at ‘dangerous’ intersection
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uSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police are investigating the possible involvement of city transit bus in death of a pedestrian.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a man was struck by a vehicle around 7:30 p.m. Saturday and later died at a hospital.

The victim’s name has not been released.

Police say a Golden Gate Transit bus was stopped at the scene.

Police Supervisor Matt Haney says changes are needed at the “incredibly dangerous intersection” in the city’s Tenderloin district where the accident occurred.

Haney says the intersection has fast-moving traffic, rapid turns and a large number of pedestrians.


uPOLICE ARREST MAN WHO FALSELY CLAIMED DAUGHTER WAS ABDUCTED: OAKLAND, . (AP) — Police have arrested a California man they say falsely claimed that his 3-year-old daughter was abducted in a carjacking, triggering an Amber Alert.

KTVU-TV reports Oakland police say the man’s Mercedes was stolen Saturday — but the child was not inside.

Investigators say the father lied about the girl’s disappearance because he thought authorities would help him recover his car faster.

The girl was actually with her mother at the time of the carjacking.

Officials say the report of a missing child caused law enforcement to expend a huge amount of resources to find her. The father could face charges including filing a false report.

His car was recovered after a police chase and the alleged carjacker was arrested.


uREPORT: DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES SUBWAY PROJECT DELAYED AGAIN: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a planned subway project that will connect three rail lines in downtown Los Angeles has been delayed again.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the new completion date for the Regional Connector is mid-March 2022. Rail service is scheduled to begin 5 months after that.

The agency’s initial target date was December 2020, but that was delayed by a year in 2017 as officials increased the budget to $1.75 billion.

The Los Angeles Times reports Sunday that the latest delay comes as the contractor grapples with labor shortages.

The project requires nearly 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) of excavation for two tunnels and three subway stations.

The twin tunnels are designed to connect three lines into two mega-routes that will allow passengers to ride long distances without changing trains.


uMAN WHO STABBED DRUG COUNSELOR GETS 39 YEARS: FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man has been convicted of stabbing a volunteer counselor 26 times in an attack at a central California drug addiction center four years ago.

The Fresno Bee reported Saturday that Raymond White Jr. faces 39 years in prison when he’s sentenced June 10.

The 32-year-old was found guilty last week of multiple charges including attempted murder — along with the allegations that the crime was premeditated.

Prosecutors say White severed the 55-year-old counselor’s trachea and caused other injuries during the 2015 attack at Comprehensive Addiction Program in Fresno.

uPOLICE SHOOT ARMED MAN DURING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOOT CHASE: FONTANA  (AP) — Authorities say a man with a semi-automatic handgun was shot and wounded by police during a foot chase in Southern California.

Police in Fontana say when officers pulled over a car late Saturday a man sprinted from the scene carrying a gun.

Officials say during the pursuit, the man was shot. Additional details on the shooting were not immediately released.

KABC-TV reports the suspect, Devon King, was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries to his legs.


WOMAN ACCUSED OF CRUELTY TO 4 ADOPTED DAUGHTERS: PLACERVILLE  (AP) — A Northern California woman has been arrested on suspicion of abusing four girls she adopted.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s office said 63-year-old Patricia Taylor was an adoptive mother to the girls, ranging from 11 to 16 years old, and had fostered and adopted several other children in the past who’ve moved out.

An investigation was launched in April when a 14-year-old girl ran away from Taylor’s home in Placerville and told authorities about years of abuse. Detectives talked to Taylor’s other adopted daughters and they made similar allegations.

Taylor was arrested Thursday and booked for investigation of torture, child abuse, false imprisonment, willful cruelty to a child and lewd and lascivious conduct of a child. She’s being held on nearly $1.5 million bail. It wasn’t immediately known if she had a lawyer who could speak on her behalf.

The children are in protective custody.