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News in Brief- June 12, 2019

News in Brief- June 12, 2019

Average US price of gas drops 9 cents per gallon to $2.84

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline dropped 9 cents per gallon (3.8 liters) over the past three weeks, to $2.84.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that lower crude oil prices contributed to the drop at the pump.

The price is 17 cents lower than what it was a year ago.

The highest average price in the nation is $3.94 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The lowest average is $2.27 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The average price of diesel fell by 4 cents since May 17, to $3.12.


Teen agrees to plea deal in shooting death of 6-year-old

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 13-year-old Baton Rouge boy has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the shooting death of a first grader.

The Advocate reports the older boy entered the guilty plea Monday. He also faced a gun charge, but it was dropped.

Officials say 6-year-old Jahiem Holliday was shot and killed in the backyard of a home on Nov. 2. Prosecutors say the older boy pointed a gun at the 6-year-old and fired a shot. The defense says it happened accidentally while the boys pretended to film a rap music video.

The 13-year-old will face adjudication on July 10 in East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Court. Adjudication is equivalent to sentencing in the adult court system. The judge says the maximum penalty for a juvenile who commits negligent homicide is five years.

Information from: The Advocate,