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Berkeley police searching for armed suspect

BERKELEY (KRON) - Berkeley police are searching for an armed suspect in the area bounded by Fifth Street, Anthony Street, Ninth Street and Grayson Street. Authorities are asking the public to avoid the area.


Dead dog found floating in East Bay canal tied to crate

MARTINEZ (KRON) - Authorities are looking for the owners of a deceased dog that was found floating in the Contra Costa Canal Wednesday evening. The dog, a small brown terrier weighing approximately 15 lbs, was found floating in the canal tethered to a crate, near Medburn Rd. in the unincorporated co


California lawmakers propose soda tax, banning cola at checkout areas

Lawmakers in California are aiming to curb the state’s consumption of sodas and other sugary beverages with a variety of proposed legislation announced on Wednesday. The bills, spearheaded by five state lawmakers, include measures that would require health warnings on sugary soft drinks, and proposa


Plea deal in attempted kidnapping

Two Menlo Park men pleaded guilty after they reportedly grabbed a woman leaving a downtown Mountain View nightclub last year, brandished guns when people tried to intervene, and fired two rounds out of a vehicle as they drove away.


This is why the Oakland teachers' strike will be different from all the others

(CNN)The battle that's about to erupt in Oakland is unlike any teachers' strike before now -- and the stakes are enormous. On one side, teachers facing gentrification in the shadows of Silicon Valley can't live on their meager wages as the tech boom explodes around them. But their school district is


Student arrested after threat to ‘shoot up’ Martinez Junior High

MARTINEZ — A student at Martinez Junior High School scrawled the threat of a school shooting in one of the campus bathrooms and was arrested Tuesday, police said. Investigators did not deem the threat credible and said no evidence turned up to indicate students at the school ever were in danger, pol


Bay Area Rapper Willie Bo Reportedly Shot At 25 Times By Vallejo Police

His family's lawyer suggests the cops' fatal actions were "overkill." (AllHipHop News) In a violent police interaction that is reminiscent of the 1999 shooting of Amadou Diallo in New York, attorney Melissa Nold is accusing the Vallejo, California police of excessive force. 20-year-old rapper Willie


Hazmat crew responding to 3-car crash in Walnut Creek

WALNUT CREEK (KRON) - Authorities say a Hazmat crew is responding to a 3-car crash in Walnut Creek Thursday morning. The crash is on I-680 SB just before the S. Main off-ramp. According to the Contra Costa Fire officials, three cars were involved in the accident.


As Bay Area residents struggle with housing, so do the people who help them

When the struggle to make ends meet becomes too much, Bay Area families often turn to local nonprofits for help. But these days, those same pressures — high rents, soaring property values and an exorbitant cost of living — are threatening the very organizations set up to help the region’s most at-ri


Boy Accused In Martinez School Threat

MARTINEZ, CA — A Martinez Junior High School student was arrested Tuesday after allegedly writing a threat on a bathroom mirror, according to police. Police said officers were dispatched to the school at 1600 Court St. where the threat said that someone would "shoot up the school" on Wednesday. Offi


UPDATE: Former Clayton Woman Found Dead In El Dorado County

The former Clayton woman who was missing since Valentine’s Day in El Dorado County, has been found dead, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. On Feb.20 at about 4:30 p.m., deputies from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to investigate an unresponsive female in a ve


Van carrying chemicals involved in multi-car wreck on Interstate 680 in Walnut Creek

WALNUT CREEK — A three-vehicle crash involving one that was carrying chemicals created a hazardous materials situation on Interstate 680 early Thursday, authorities said. The California Highway Patrol issued a Sig Alert for severe traffic at 9:15 a.m., about 15 minutes after the crash on southbound


Courts rules in favor of Pine Meadow opponents

The Contra Costa County Superior Court ruled in favor of Friends of Pine Meadow, a political action committee, that filed a complaint against the City of Martinez and DeNova Homes. The complaint held that the city’s resolution 011-17 incorrectly changed the zoning of the former Pine Meadow golf cour


MAGA-hat wearing teen claims California high school wouldn't permit her to wear hat

A high school student who reportedly wanted to sport her “Make America Great Again” hat at her California school this week wasn’t able to because of the dress code. Clovis North High School senior Maddie Mueller sought to wear the hat bearing President Trump’s campaign slogan on Wednesday upon the r


Southern California doctors arrested in opioid prescription crackdown

A yearlong investigation by federal drug agents has resulted in criminal charges against several physicians and other healthcare providers accused of writing bogus prescriptions or selling painkillers and other drugs on the black market.


Bay Area forecast: ‘Atmospheric river’ storm may impact region next week

With the possibility of another “atmospheric river” storm hitting Northern California early next week, this February is shaping up to be one of the wettest ever in the Bay Area.


Family of ‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez files $20 million wrongful death claim against Southern California city

Attorneys representing the mother of actress Vanessa Marquez, who police shot and killed in August 2018, filed a $20 million wrongful death claim against South Pasadena on Wednesday, alleging that officers acted negligently and unlawfully during the incident that began as a welfare check call. Autho


Trump administration ends talks with California on emissions, climate change

The Trump administration Thursday broke off negotiations with California over limits on greenhouse gas emissions from cars, blaming state officials for failing to offer “a productive alternative” to the White House’s plans.


Sig-Alert: Hazmat Situation On I-680 In Walnut Creek

WALNUT CREEK, CA — Traffic is severely backed up on southbound Interstate Highway 680 in Walnut Creek because of a Hazmat situation. A wreck near the Main Street offramp involves a van carrying corrosive materials.


California sheriff releases graphic video of deadly police shooting

A man pulled over for a traffic stop, rolled his window down, drew a handgun and opened fire on cops before being fatally shot by a deputy, graphic video released Wednesday by a sheriff's department in Northern California shows.