PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says that 20-year-old Roberto Rodriguez of Palmdale crashed his Nissan Pathfinder into the corner of an apartment building at 3:50 a.m. today. He has been booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.
SYLMAR, Calif. (AP) - A nurse who was stabbed multiple times is in critical condition. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says 26-year-old Romero Carnalla of Los Angeles entered Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar around 2 a.m. today and bypassed a screening area. Authorities heard a woman scream and found the nurse stabbed in the torso. Carnalla is in custody.
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California firefighter's union has been fined for failing to report donors and not disclosing a contribution it made to the Oceanside mayor's re-election campaign. UT San Diego reports that the Oceanside Firefighters Association Political Action Committee didn't identify donors who each contributed $100 or more for a total of $121,485.
FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43. His sister Mary Huston says Sharp died in Fair Oaks, Calif., at 10:49 p.m. yesterday of complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues. Sharp gained fame with the release of "Nobody Knows," a single on his 1996 debut album "Measure of a Man."
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