uJAMESTOWN (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has crashed into a rural California lake after striking power lines.
The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office says the pilot was the only person on board when the plane hit the water nose first and sank Sunday at Lake Tulloch. The condition of the pilot wasn’t immediately known.
Officials say power is out in the area about 120 miles (193 kilometers) east of San Francisco.
The lake is popular with campers, boaters and anglers.
uEXPERTS: HUMPBACK WHALE IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY APPEARS ILL: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A humpback whale that has become an unusual presence in San Francisco Bay may be ill.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday that the humpback has remained in the waters near Alameda for more than two weeks.
Biologists say the whale, which has been nicknamed “Allie,” appears to be an adult female in poor health.
Officials at the Marine Mammal Center near San Francisco say the whale appears underweight with poor skin condition including a “moderate amount of whale lice.”
Biologists believe the animal entered the bay searching for shelter from the harsh open ocean.
Officials say humpbacks feed near the Golden Gate Bridge where the waters can be rich with anchovies, but rarely travel deep into the bay.
uSMALL EARTHQUAKE STRIKES NEAR DEATH VALLEY: DARWIN (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.2 earthquake just east of Death Valley.
The agency says the earthquake hit a spot 11.4 miles (18.4 kilometers) southwest of Darwin, a town of about 36 people, at 6:48 p.m.
The agency says the earthquake had a depth of 1.2 miles (2 kilometers).
uPOLICE SAY MAN IN FATAL CRASH WAS DRUNK DRIVING: VISALIA (AP) — California police have charged a man they believe was drunk driving during an accident that killed a woman.
The Fresno Bee reports 18-year-old Mark Anthony Verdugo was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI, vehicular manslaughter and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Authorities say Verdugo drove a Lamborghini Huracan through an intersection and collided with two other cars around 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Visalia.
Police say the female passenger of the second vehicle died and the 23-year-old driver suffered moderate injuries.
The deceased woman’s name was not immediately released.
The 32-year-old driver of the third vehicle suffered minor injuries in the accident 188 miles (303 kilometers) north of Los Angeles.
Police found a loaded .45 caliber pistol in the Lamborghini driven by Verdugo, who was also treated at a hospital.