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Highway 101 crashes near Petaluma slow wet commute

Three crashes snarled travelers on the Cotati grade early Wednesday as commuters faced rainy weather and slowed traffic, according to the CHP. None of the crashes included major injuries. Northbound traffic was backed up at least to Corona Road in Petaluma, CHP Officer Steve Fricke said. The first t

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-03-21 14:53:00

Austin bomb suspect Mark Anthony Conditt used 'exotic' batteries in explosives, sources say

"Exotic" batteries ordered online helped lead authorities to the Austin, Texas, bombing suspect before he died early Wednesday as police closed in, multiple senior law enforcement officials told NBC News. Austin police and federal agents had been working around the clock with 350 agents to track

NBC NEWS - 2018-03-21 15:09:00

'Cops' reality show begins filming in Santa Rosa and around Sonoma County

Spike TV is taking its long-running reality TV show "Cops" out to the wild, wild west - of Sonoma County, California. The 29-year-old production will first film for eight weeks during ride-alongs with the Sonoma County sheriff's deputies, and then, for another eight weeks beginning on May 12, with S

SFGATE - 2018-03-20 17:27:00

Berkeley police searching for missing 8-year-old boy

Berkeley police are searching for missing 8-year-old Duncaan Burdick, last seen at Malcolm X School at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday going north on King Street. Duncaan is described as a white male with blonde, curly hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a blue t-rex hoodie, khaki pants and black rain boots. If yo

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2018-03-20 23:16:21

8th Arrest Made In Petaluma Home-Invasion Robberies

PETALUMA, CA - The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office announced Monday the arrest of an eighth suspect in three home-invasion robberies in Petaluma last week. Jade Lafay Johnson, 19, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was taken into custody Thursday by Winston-Salem police during a traffic stop in Winsto

PATCH - 2018-03-20 01:10:50

5 adults in critical condition after multi-vehicle accident in San Francisco

Five adults are in critical condition after two vehicle crashed at Gough and Bush in San Francisco, firefighters said. The Jaws of Life were used to extricate some of the injured in the crash, officials said. Track the rain on Live Doppler 7 Facebook to hold emergency meeting after allegations of da

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2018-03-20 13:53:22

CHP arrests man suspected of shooting at vehicle on I-580 in San Rafael

The California Highway Patrol arrested a man Monday night on suspicion of shooting at a vehicle on Interstate Highway 580 in San Rafael hours earlier. "The victim was driving a Prius. Suspect was driving a Mustang," said the California Highway Patrol's Andrew Barclay, as he announced an arrest relat

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2018-03-20 20:27:37

Bay Area man arrested for drug trafficking after Facebook boast

A Novato man was arrested for drug offenses after he allegedly bragged on Facebook about his behavior, according to the Marin County Probation Department. The 24-year-old man was on probation for drug trafficking offenses and his Facebook post caught the attention of Probation Officer Trevor Lilian,

SFGATE - 2018-03-20 16:42:00

Sebastopol man leads high-speed chase over 100 mph; arrested after crash

A 35-year-old man was arrested after leading Sebastopol police on a high-speed chase that at times exceeded 100 mph before crashing into a fence, authorities said. Yoges Murugan, of Sebastopol, was booked at the Sonoma County Jail on charges for wanton disregard for public safety and driving the wro


Suspected DUI driver arrested in hit-and-run crash in Rohnert Park

Rohnert Park police late Sunday night arrested a driver suspected of driving while intoxicated and hit and run. The crash occurred just before midnight on Heron Court in northeast Rohnert Park. Officers arrested Lawrence Stold, 58, suspecting he was drunk when he drove into another vehicle in the re


Hundreds of vacant lots placed on the market after October wildfires

The cul-de-sac above the first green of the Fountaingrove golf club has become a land of broken dreams. At the southern tip of Deauville Place, near a meadow where the new grass shimmers green, five adjacent lots have been offered for sale. Each one has been cleared of debris after the homes there b


Kohl's reopening buoys rebuilding effort

Matt and Audrey Beelher were driving home to Larkfield with their two kids Sunday afternoon when they spotted something they hadn't seen in five months - cars in the parking lot of Kohl's. The family, regular shoppers are the popular Santa Rosa department store before the Tubbs fire, decided to tur


Two shot in Santa Rosa Saturday morning, taken to hospital

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KTVU/BCN) - Two people were shot early this morning in Santa Rosa, and both were taken to the hospital with wounds not considered to be life-threatening, police said. Officers responded to the 2300 block of Corby Avenue on a report of a gunshot victim around 6 a.m., according to


Graton Rancheria chairman Greg Sarris releases book of American Indian stories

Before he became the high-powered chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, leading the effort to regain federal recognition for his tribe and build an $850 million casino to provide for its members, Greg Sarris led a far different life. He was an academic, fiction writer, screenwriter


Sonoma Stories: New Miss Sonoma County seeks truth in education

Tyler-Avery Lewis wasn't born with a silver tiara on her head. She grew up in a blue-collar African American family in Rohnert Park, regularly reminded by the looks and treatment she drew that she was different. "I was teased a lot because I'm always the darkest kid in school," said Lewis, now 22 an


Teen struck by car in Windsor

A 19-year-old Windsor man was hospitalized in stable condition Saturday, a day after he was seriously injured when he was struck in a crosswalk on Old Redwood Highway on the southeastern edge of the town's commercial district. It appeared Jose Mata Rodriguez, 19, was walking north across the roadway


San Francisco Firefighters Battle Two-Alarm Fire Burning in North Beach Neighborhood

NBC Bay Area San Francisco firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire in the North Beach neighborhood Saturday night. The fire was reported at 659 Union Street, at the intersection of Columbus Avenue. Officials are asking residents to avoid the area.


Man and woman wounded in Santa Rosa shooting

A 32-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were shot and injured outside a Santa Rosa apartment early Saturday morning, police said. Santa Rosa police responded at 6:04 a.m. to reports of gunshot victims on the 2300 block of Corby Avenue. They found a man and the woman in a stranger's apartment, wher


What's going into the old Petaluma Seed Bank building?

What's moving in when the Petaluma Seed Bank moves out of its iconic location on the corner of East Washington Street and Petaluma Boulevard next month? The bank building's new tenants have the same question. CannaCraft co-founder Ned Fussell has signed a five-year lease with the building's owners,


Pair shot in Santa Rosa refusing to answer police questions

Two people were shot and injured in a mysterious Saturday morning attack in south Santa Rosa, prompting them to seek refuge in the home of total strangers who called police to report what they thought might be a break-in. The motive for the shooting is unknown. The victims, a 28-year-old woman and a