∙ Gerald Rowe, the suspect in the bizarre murder of 23-year-old George Randall-Saldivar, pleaded not guilty in court today. He was represented by Deputy Public Defender Jacque Wilson. [Examiner]

∙ A 64-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run last night in the Richmond District. The victim, identified as Zhao Guan, was hit by a silver sedan while walking in a crosswalk at California and 18th Avenue. [Bay City News]

∙ In a separate incident in the Mission Tuesday night, a 47-year-old pedestrian was hit by a box truck and "dragged down the street." Police have arrested the 40-year-old truck driver. [Bay City News]

∙ A woman was found completely buried in her car in South Lake Tahoe after a snowplow struck the car. The car was parked illegally and the woman had become trapped inside with no cell phone. [SFGate]

∙ Scientists are saying that this week's atmospheric river deluge is nearly a Category 4 event. Climatologists say it was between a Cat 3 and a Cat 4. [Chronicle]

∙ A missing, at-risk elderly woman has been found in Fremont. 75-year-old Doris Mederios went missing Monday, and was found alive in her car. [Bay City News]

The NTSB just released a preliminary report in its investigation into the Feb. 6 gas pipeline explosion in the Richmond. [CBS SF]

NorCal native Guy Fieri is launching a chain of fried chicken tender restaurants. It's called Chicken Guy! and there's already an outpost in Florida. [Eater]

Southwest Airlines just won approval to run flights to Hawaii from both Oakland and San Jose airports. [Associated Press]

Outer Richmond pizza spot Fiorella is opening a second location on Polk Street. [Eater]

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