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Man charged in fatal shooting outside Oakland Jack-in-the-Box

OAKLAND - An ex-convict has been charged in the fatal shooting last October of a longtime friend outside an East Oakland Jack-in-the-Box where he had asked the victim to meet him, according to police and court records. James C. Amos, 57, of Oakland, is charged with killing Jeffery Duckett, 60, of Oa

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-03-23 22:15:12

Pregnant Concord woman texted friend for help before she was killed; defendant headed to trial

Concord police investigate the early morning discovery of a body at the side of a lake at Newhall Community Park in Concord, Calif., on Monday, May 16, 2016. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group) MARTINEZ - A trial date has been set for a Concord man arrested in 2016 for allegedly killing his pregnant

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-03-23 13:00:13

Ex-Raiders Aldon Smith arrested again in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - Former Oakland Raiders' Aldon Smith has been arrested again, KRON4 confirmed with the San Francisco Police Department. This time, Smith allegedly violated a domestic violence restraining order by contacting the victim of a March 3 domestic violence incident. Earlier this week

KRON4 - 2018-03-23 16:33:05

Huge drug bust in East Contra Costa, conspiracy charges filed

MARTINEZ - Five people have been charged with conspiracy in an alleged East Contra Costa drug ring said to involve the transport of more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine across the state. Charging documents alleged the group made meth sales totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars, and that drugs

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-03-23 12:00:51

Traffic Alert: Car Flips On Contra Costa Off-Ramp

PLEASANT HILL, CA -- A car overturned Saturday morning on a Contra Costa County freeway. The incident happened at 8:25 a.m. on the Monument Boulevard off-ramp to northbound Interstate 680, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP incident log said a car overturned and landed on its side.

PATCH - 2018-03-24 15:47:02

2 Oakland men arrested in downtown San Leandro purse snatching

King (left), Simmons (right) SAN LEANDRO (KRON) - Two Oakland men have been arrested in a downtown San Leandro purse snatching on Monday, police said. The robbery happened just before 6 p.m. after a 67-year-old woman left a Chase bank, police said. That's when police say 24 yr-old Mister Simmons sna

KRON4 - 2018-03-24 15:08:16

Stephen Curry leaves game with left knee strain in Warriors-Hawks game

OAKLAND - Warriors guard Stephen Curry left with 3:09 left in the third quarter of Friday's game against the Atlanta Hawks after suffering a left knee strain. The source of the injury: Warriors center JaVale McGee contested a shot, fell down on the ground and tumbled into Curry's left leg. Immediat

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-03-24 04:30:34

FBI to discuss fiery death at California Air Force base

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) - The FBI says it will offer the first update on its investigation of a bizarre security incident at a Northern California Air Force base that ended with a motorist's vehicle bursting into flames at the main gate. Air Force and FBI officials have provided few details about the

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-23 21:53:22

Crash involving Tesla on Hwy 101 in Mountain View

MOUNTAIN VIEW (KRON) - A crash involving a Tesla is causing major delays Friday on southbound Highway 101 in Mountain View. The accident happened in the southbound lanes of Hwy 101 at 85. Two lanes of southbound Hwy 101 are currently blocked. The Tesla Model X caught fire after hitting a barrier.

KRON4 - 2018-03-23 18:39:08

Richmond police arrest suspects in robbery of 14-year-old girl

Photo: Richmond Police Department Richmond police have arrested two suspects ages 16 and 20 in connection with the robbery of a 14-year-old girl outside of a Richmond store. Also, the 20-year-old was charged in connection with four other robberies, including one where the female robbery victim had t

RICHMONDSTANDARD.COM - 2018-03-22 20:22:00

Jury acquits man in Vallejo homicide case, deadlocks on lesser charge

Ishmeal B. Zeno FAIRFIELD - A Vallejo man accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend during a 2016 fight was found not guilty Wednesday of murder. Jurors, after three days of deliberations in the three-week trial, also deadlocked 7-5 on whether Ishmeal B. Zeno was guilty of voluntary manslaughte


Concord man's car warranty denied because transmission fluid was wrong color

A repair one car owner thought would be free under his warranty almost cost him 10-thousand dollars. The Concord man's car broke down just a few thousand miles short of his 100, 000-mile ten-year warranty from Mitsubishi. Still, his claim under the warranty was denied. David Hotchkiss admits he does


Threat Closes Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill Campus

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA - Diablo Valley College canceled all classes and college activities Thursday, March 22 at its main Pleasant Hill campus after graffiti was found threatening gun violence on campus, according to the Contra Costa Community College District. Diablo Valley College police Lt. Ryan


Suspect dies after shootout with San Francisco police

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - A suspect shot in Wednesday's officer-involved shooting in San Francisco has died, according to police. The suspect, identified as 21-year-old Lehad Eid of Suisun City, died at the hospital following the shooting. At around 4:34 p.m., officers were called to the area of Gene


Mudslide Blocks East Bay Roadway: CHP

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA - A mudslide was reported Thursday morning in Contra Costa County following heavy overnight rains in the East Bay and throughout the Bay Area. Mud, debris and rock were blocking Alhambra Valley Road at Bear Creek Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. The "large mu


Classes canceled at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill because of 'potentially serious threat'

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. - All classes and college activities at the Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill campus were canceled Tuesday as officials are investigating a potentially serious threat that has been made against campus, the school said on its website. The school issued the alert in all capital


Giraffe dies at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom after battling lifelong health issues

A beloved giraffe died in her indoor enclosure at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Tuesday after a lifelong battle with health issues. Rosie the Somali giraffe was only 10 years old when she died. The average lifespan for a giraffe in captivity is 28 years old, according to the World Animal Foundation. T

SFGATE - 2018-03-22 19:48:00

Pleasant Hill Bank Robbery: Suspect Photo Released

PLEASANT HILL, CA - Police in Pleasant Hill are investigating a bank robbery that occurred in the city Wednesday. The robbery was reported at 12:32 p.m. at Pacific Service Credit Union, 2051 Contra Costa Blvd. Officers responded and determined that the suspect passed a note demanding money while dis


Two women wounded in East Oakland shooting

OAKLAND - Two women were wounded by gunfire Wednesday night as they were walking in East Oakland, police said Thursday. Another woman with them was not hurt. The shooting happened about 9:36 p.m. Wednesday in the 7600 block of MacArthur Boulevard. Police said the women told them they were walking on


Travis Air Force Base main gate is now open after fatal crash

A fatal crash at Travis Air Force Base forces closure of its main gate. However, Travis officials announced this morning that the gate is now open during the morning commute. Travis and first responders and Fairfield emergency officials responded to the "security incident" Wednesday evening. Accordi