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News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. PDT

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Motorists on a Southern California freeway formed a blockade to protect a runaway horse. The Los Angeles Daily News reports California Highway Patrol officers say the horse was spotted at 3:08 p.m. Sunday on the westbound 210 Freeway in the northeast corner of the San Fernando Valley. California Highway Patrol Officer Elizabeth Kravig says the horse somehow made its way off the freeway and was last seen galloping down a side street.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say a woman was found fatally shot inside a car that crashed into a building in Los Angeles. Officer Norma Eisenman says police and firefighters responding to the crash early Monday found the woman with a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene in the San Pedro area. Eisenman says the victim, who was not immediately identified, was the car's only occupant. Detectives have not released suspect information.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles officials say a series of brush fires just north of Dodger Stadium near an elementary school are being investigated as arson. Fire spokeswoman Amy Bastman says the first blaze broke out Sunday and was knocked down in about 15 minutes. A short time later, three more fires were reported and all were doused within about an hour. No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened. Bastman says the similar locations of the fires and the brief time frame makes them suspicious.

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a drunken-driving suspect who crashed his pickup truck into several parked vehicles was an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy. The California Highway Patrol says no injuries were reported in the crash early Sunday in Palmdale. The CHP says the 24-year-old suspect remained at the scene for police to arrive. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Sheriff's officials would not name the suspect but they said he had been a deputy for six months and has been relieved of duty.

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