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NEARLY 1,000 GALLONS STOLEN FROM ROSEVILLE GAS STATION: ROSEVILLE . (AP) — Police in the Northern California city of Roseville are investigating the theft of nearly 1,000 gallons of gas from a Shell station.

The station's manager, Tony Sandhu, said Saturday that thieves in a pickup truck somehow disabled the meter to steal 300 gallons of gas after business hours on Sept. 27.

Sandhu said security cameras caught them returning the next night and taking another 300 gallons of gas, some of it going to a tank in the truck's bed.

He said they came back again during store hours and siphoned 300 more gallons, but a cashier recognized the suspicious vehicle and took down its license plate.

Sandhu estimates the stolen gas was worth $4500.

The price of gasoline hit an all-time average high in California of $4.61 a gallon Saturday.

MAN, INFANT DROWN IN POND IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: BIGGS  (AP) — Authorities were called to the water rescues of four people over the weekend in a rural Northern California county, though two of them didn't survive.

A man and a baby were pulled out of a pond Saturday afternoon near the remote Northern California community of Biggs, but the man was declared dead at the scene, the Chico Enterprise Record reported. The infant was pronounced dead at a hospital, the newspaper said.

Their names and relationship had not been released.

A few hours earlier, rescuers were called to help two men who were trying to wade across the nearby Feather River, said Cal Fire-Butte County Capt. Scott McLean. They were caught up in the current and swept downstream, said witness Ty Alexander of Sacramento, Calif.

One man was pulled out of the water by two women with the Department of Fish and Game on a boat in the river. Alexander said he jumped in to help get the second man into the boat.

The first man was not hurt, but the second man was taken to a hospital where he was in serious condition, McLean said.

Both incidents occurred in Butte County, about 60 miles north of Sacramento.

CALIF. DRIVER INJURED IN FIERY LAMBORGHINI CRASH: SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say a Lamborghini hit speeds topping 100 miles an hour before it smashed into the median and exploded in flames on Interstate 15 in northern San Diego County.

A California Highway Patrol official says the driver, a 35-year-old San Marcos man, may have been drinking alcohol before the crash late Saturday near Fallbrook.

City News Service reports the driver was taken by helicopter to a hospital where he was treated for burns to his face and other serious injuries.

The CHP says the 2008 Lamborghini was headed north on Interstate when the car drifted from the right lane into the center median.

The crash cut the car in half and it caught fire.

POLICE ASK FOR PUBLIC'S HELP IN DEATH IN HERCULES: HERCULES . (AP) — Police were asking for the public's help after a woman was found dead in her home in the usually quiet city of Hercules.

Neighbors found the body of Susie Ko, 55, on Friday night after her husband called a neighbor to check on her when she had failed to pick him up at Oakland International Airport, police said.

The family's car, a blue 2011 Subaru Outback with an Idaho license plate, was missing from the garage and what appeared to be blood was on the floor near her body, police said. Ko had also suffered a traumatic injury to her head, police said.