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Stockton fire chief arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse
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uTURLOCK  (AP) — Stockton’s fire chief has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

Chief Erik Newman was arrested at Stockton City Hall Thursday and turned over to police in neighboring Turlock, southeast of San Francisco.

Turlock Police Chief Nino Amirfar says the arrest involves a Saturday report that Newman injured a person who used to live with him in Turlock. He didn’t disclose the nature of the injuries or other details. Newman was booked on suspicion of felony spousal abuse.  

The Stockton city manager’s office has placed Newman on administrative leave. Newman became chief of the 200-member Fire Department in 2015. He had been expected to retire this month.

uCALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY OKS TAX CHANGES, SENATE BACKS PHONE FEE: SACRAMENTO  (AP) — The California Assembly has approved a proposal to expand tax credits for working families.

They’re paying for it by embracing parts of Republican President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax overhaul. Democrats had expressed unease about conforming to parts of the law, but eventually agreed.

The bill approved Thursday would give $1,000 in tax credits to people who earn less than $30,000 a year and have a child under 6.

Republicans argued the legislation will eliminate needed deductions for businesses and does not go far enough to match Trump’s policy.

The Senate, meanwhile, has approved a new fee on phone bills to improve the state’s 911 system. Senators were withholding approving the fee until the Assembly passed the tax changes.

u‘AVIAN INCIDENT’ CAUSES FIRE AT CALIFORNIA SOLAR FARM: SAN LUIS OBISPO  (AP) — An energy company says a so-called “avian incident” on June 5 is responsible for a fire that cut 84% of the overall generating capacity at one of the largest solar farms in California.

A regulatory filing Wednesday by Clearway Energy says the blaze caused up to $9 million worth of damage on about 1,200 pf the 4,700 acres of the California Valley Solar Ranch in San Luis Obispo County.

uDEPUTY ARRAIGNED FOR ALLEGED SEX WITH TEEN: FOLSOM (AP) — A 45-year-old Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old boy has appeared in court.

The Sacramento Bee reports that during an arraignment on Thursday a judge ordered Shauna Bishop to have no further contact with the teen. 

 The newspaper cites court documents that show the boy is the son of another deputy.

Bishop surrendered to Folsom police last week. She was booked and later released.

An investigation began in May and authorities had obtained an arrest warrant. Bishop faces charges including having sex with a minor, oral copulation with a minor and misdemeanor annoyance of a child.

Bishop is a five-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office.