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Armed robber'sslim booty: $2

FONTANA . (AP) — An armed robber mugged two Southern Californians within two hours and walked off with $1 from each victim.

Fontana police Sgt. Bob Morris says a 62-year-old man was walking on a trail Wednesday evening when he was confronted by a robber who demanded cash.

The victim said he didn't have any money and the robber pulled a gun. The victim then gave the thief one dollar and he left.

About 80 minutes later, the robber targeted a 30-year-old woman and she surrendered the cash she was carrying — another dollar.

He also left with her cellphone.

Youth league treasurer gets jail for embezzlement

SANTA CLARITA (AP) — A former Southern California youth football league treasurer has been sentenced to a year in jail for embezzling $256,000 in donations to kids.

Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators say Harry Jose stole money donated to the Canyon Country Athletic Association over a four-year period.

City News Service says Jose appeared in a Santa Clarita courtroom on Wednesday and pleaded no contest to grand theft and two counts of forgery.

Besides jail time, Jose was ordered to pay restitution and he was placed on probation.

Flesh-eating bacteria killed Texas boy in Calif.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 7-year-old Texas boy who died during a Southern California vacation was killed by flesh-eating bacteria.

The San Diego County medical examiner's office says Tevita Alatini died on July 10 after the infection spread to muscle tissue. The office didn't say how he might have contracted the infection.

Authorities say the boy also had anemia caused by an autoimmune condition and that contributed to his death.

Tevita was hospitalized only days after he and his family arrived in San Diego County last month from Spring, Texas. His uncle, Sione Niko, told the North County Times that the boy became increasingly sick and his parents noticed a red spot under his arm.

Bus drivers may have eaten drugged goodies

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four San Diego County bus drivers may have fallen ill from eating drug-laced goodies provided by a fellow worker.

The Metropolitan Transit System drivers were on their routes Sunday when they felt dizzy and had to pull over, MTI officials said. Replacements were brought in.

It was unclear how many passengers were aboard the buses.

"The source of the illness has been traced back to baked goods distributed by one fellow employee," MTS Chief Executive Officer Paul Jablonski said in a memo sent Wednesday to MTS board members, KGTV-TV  reported.

The memo did not indicate what might have been in the goodies but said the drivers were placed on leave pending drug testing.

A fifth worker also was placed on paid leave, officials said.

A call to MTS spokesman Rob Schupp seeking comment was not immediately returned Thursday.