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KPCC DIGEST PM (Sep. 24)—Malevolent mustangs, prison procrastination, eagle eats deer, paparazzi get a bambino ban

In this March 16, 2008, file photo, paparazzi Craig Williams, of Hollywood.TV, is seen through the side mirror during a stake out near Britney Spears' house in Los Angeles. Under a new law that will take effect this year paparazzi caught driving recklessly while chasing celebrities can be charged with a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $2,500 fine. Previously they could only be charged with an infraction.
In this March 16, 2008, file photo, paparazzi Craig Williams, of Hollywood.TV, is seen through the side mirror during a stake out near Britney Spears' house in Los Angeles. Under a new law that will take effect this year paparazzi caught driving recklessly while chasing celebrities can be charged with a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $2,500 fine. Previously they could only be charged with an infraction. AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File

1. Madre Fire: Containment hits 70 percent; firefighter injured (KPCC)

While the Madre Fire continues to burn in the San Gabriel Mountains, containment jumped from 30 to 70 percent this afternoon. One firefighter has been injured by a boulder.

2. Judges extend deadline in California prison overcrowding (AP/KPCC)

The ruling is seen as a temporary victory to Gov. Jerry Brown and leading lawmakers of both parties who said the early release of inmates would jeopardize public safety.

3. Golden eagle attacks deer, a photo of an epic confrontation (NPR)

Through circumstantial evidence, scientists believed golden eagles prey on ungulates, but now there is photographic proof of an encounter in the Russian Far East.

4. LA County to send hundreds of jail inmates to Kern County (KPCC)

In a deal meant to relieve L.A. County's strained jails, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted to send hundreds of inmates to a facility near Bakersfield.

5. Riverside County pit bull breeding ordinance advances (KPCC)

Riverside County moved one step closer to requiring pit bull owners to spay or neuter their pets in an effort to reduce the frequency of dog attacks.

6. Conn. court to decide whether horses are innately 'vicious' animals (KPCC)

Connecticut's Supreme Court is currently tackling an unusual question: are horses an inherently vicious animal?

7. Gov. Brown signs bill to deter California paparazzi (AP)

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation imposing tougher penalties on those who harass the children of celebrities and other public figures.

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