News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. PST
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a man charged with killing an 11-year-old Inglewood boy in 1990 didn't act alone. At a Wednesday news conference, the police chief of the Los Angeles suburb and the brother of victim William Tillett asked anyone who might have information on the killing to come forward.
NAPA, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California sheriff's department has released graphic video of a fatal confrontation between a deputy and an armed suspect she shot to death. Napa County Sheriff John Robertson said Wednesday the video was captured by the deputy's body-worn camera Sunday night and appears to show Javier Hernandez Morales shooting first with a stolen handgun.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California lawmaker says clergy should be required to report suspected child abuse and neglect even if they learn of it during confession. Democratic Sen. Jerry Hill says his bill is "about the safety and protection of children." Clergy members are among a list of more than 40 "mandated reporters," but they are exempted from reporting what happens in confession, a sacrosanct practice for Catholics. The California Catholic Conference says it opposes the bill.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers are trying again to discourage the consumption of sugary beverages. They're proposing a tax, warning labels, and a ban on soda displays near checkout lines among other measures. The five bills announced Wednesday address what the lawmakers call a public health crisis leading to an increase in obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other ills. The beverage industry says a soda tax would fall harder on those with lower incomes and would have uncertain health benefits.
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