SANTA MARIA, CALIF.
Officer killed amid arrest
Authorities said a police officer under investigation for sexual misconduct with a minor was shot and killed by fellow officers trying to arrest him on California’s central coast. Santa Maria police Chief Danny Macagni said in a statement that the officer was on duty early Saturday when officers were sent to arrest him. Macagni said the officer physically resisted, then fired his gun. An officer arriving to help the arresting officers shot him once, and he was declared dead at a hospital. No one else was hurt. The chief said the dead officer, a four-year department veteran, had just learned of the internal investigation of an alleged relationship with a 17-year-old girl, and had to be arrested immediately.
Train collides with SUV
Three people were killed and more than 20 injured after a crash between a light-rail train and a sport utility vehicle Saturday afternoon. Sacramento Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Niko King said the train struck the vehicle and pushed it about 20 yards.
Police break up protest
Oakland police used tear gas and “flash” grenades Saturday to break up an estimated 2,000 Occupy protesters after some demonstrators started throwing objects at officers and tearing down fencing. There were at least 10 arrests and no reports of serious injuries. Police declared an unlawful assembly after marchers tore down perimeter fences at the vacant Henry Kaiser Convention Center.
Stranded man rescued
A man who said he was stuck in the mud at the Rio Grande river for three days was rescued after a group of high school students on a field trip heard him yelling for help. An Albuquerque Fire Department spokesman said that the students and their biology teacher heard the man yelling from a marshy wetlands area Saturday morning. It took swift-water and technical rescue teams about two hours to pull the unidentified man to safety. His name and condition were not released.
Compiled from wire reports.