Sunday, December 8, 2013
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Modesto police say one of their officers shot and wounded an armed 19-year-old man. Police say officers found two people loitering behind a business yesterday afternoon and one of them, who was armed, ran away. One officer chased and fired on the man, hitting him once. He is expected to survive.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A retired teacher who worked in San Diego schools for 34 years will spend seven years in federal prison for child pornography. James Rick Mitchell was sentenced Friday and will surrender to authorities next month. A U.S. Attorney spokeswoman says the 67-year-old Mitchell collected nearly 1 million photos and videos of minors engaged in sexual acts.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A 25-year-old California man is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of a homeless man in Colorado. The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction, Colo., reports Joseph Conn was ordered Friday to be held at the Mesa County Jail on $500,000 bail. Conn, who is supposed to be serving a life sentence for a 2011 California murder, is accused of killing 36-year-old Willard Michael "Mike" Bobbitt in 2010.
OASIS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California have killed 134 roosters that were part of a cockfighting ring in the town of Oasis. The Desert Sun reported Friday the owner was not arrested but could face $3,000 in fines and citations. A spokesman for the county's Department of Animal Services says the birds were too aggressive to be introduced into a normal population.