SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Police have arrested two men in connection with the robbery of a KRON4-TV reporter in which a security guard fired shots at the assailants. Authorities yesterday charged Armani McFarland and John Woods, both 19, with robbery and conspiracy in the Friday night shooting. Neither the guard nor reporter Jeff Bush was injured.
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the bodies of five people killed in a car crash yesterday in Burbank were "burned beyond recognition." Police say an 18-year-old woman was the sole survivor, managing to crawl out of the burning Nissan. A police spokesman says the car burst into flames after striking a guardrail near an I-5 off-ramp and then careened into a pillar.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A federal court has reversed a Southern California man's conviction in the bludgeoning death of his wife. The Orange County Register reported yesterday that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that 75-year-old Marvin Vernis Smith didn't receive a fair trial. Sixty-six year-old Minnie Smith was found dead in the couple's Cypress home in 2005.
NEW YORK (AP) — Vacation rentals site Airbnb says New York City has reversed a $2,400 fine for a man who rented out a room in his apartment but made sure a roommate was present. The San Francisco start-up said in a blog post Friday it will work to clarify the city's law. Nigel Warren was fined in May but officials ruled short-term rentals are permitted if a permanent occupant there.