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Antioch bank-holdup suspect held after taking hostage, wild chase

sfgate.com — A suspect was arrested after he robbed an Antioch bank at gunpoint, led police on a chase to East Oakland and took a woman hostage, only to have her escape unharmed after he nodded off from drugs and alcohol, police said.

Man pleads to cold-case rape, killing of NorCal teenager

sfgate.com — A man who left behind DNA evidence at a remote San Mateo County crime scene more than 28 years ago entered a surprise no-contest plea Thursday in the rape, killing and dumping of a teenage girl. Kelley pleaded no contest to first-degree murder and admitted to the special circumstances of committing murder during forcible rape and forcible sodomy.

Berkeley balcony builder loses court challenge against D.A.

sfgate.com — A judge on Thursday rejected a request for a temporary restraining order against prosecutors by the company that built the Berkeley apartment complex where six people died in a balcony collapse. Judge Evelio Grillo of Alameda County Superior Court said Segue Construction Inc.

News crews robbed in S.F., camera operator pistol-whipped

sfgate.com — News crews robbed in S.F., camera operator pistol-whipped News crews from two television stations were robbed of cameras Thursday morning and a camera operator was pistol-whipped as they reported on a homicide at Pier 14 in San Francisco, a startling crime that was captured live on the air.

Two pedestrians struck and injured by motorcyclist in S.F.

sfgate.com — Two pedestrians struck and injured by motorcyclist in S.F. A motorcyclist crashed into two pedestrians in downtown San Francisco, police said Thursday. The crash happened at Third and Market streets at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, said Officer Grace Gatpandan, a San Francisco police spokeswoman. Police said the motorcyclist crashed into two pedestrians.

Man killed, 2nd hurt in East Oakland shooting

sfgate.com — A man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting Wednesday night in East Oakland, police said. The victims, whose names weren't released, were shot near 89th Avenue and Plymouth Street at 7:49 p.m. One man died at the scene, while the other was taken to a hospital with wounds that were not life-threatening.

Music teacher in Daly City convicted of child molestation

sfgate.com — A substitute music teacher accused of molesting several female students during private music lessons has pleaded no contest to child molestation, authorities said Wednesday. Authorities accused Butts, a guest instructor at the MusicArt Studio on Northgate Avenue, of touching the chests of three girls, two age 13 and a 15-year-old, at the facility between April and June 2014, when the school's owner was in Spain.

Woman dies in car crash at San Jose airport

sfgate.com — A 25-year-old woman died Wednesday when she crashed into another vehicle at Mineta San Jose International Airport, police said. The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was driving a red 2007 Pontiac G5 at high speed when she crashed into a 2010 Audi sport utility vehicle outside a parking structure near Terminal B about 10:30 a.m., authorities said.

FBI: No civil rights violations by Sonoma deputy who shot boy

sfgate.com — No civil rights violations by Sonoma deputy who shot boy No civil rights violations occurred in connection with the fatal shooting by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy of a 13-year-old boy holding a replica AK-47, authorities said Wednesday. The FBI and the U.S.

4 Concord high school athletes take plea deals in pot robbery

sfgate.com — 4 Concord high school athletes take plea deals in pot robbery Four athletes at a Concord high school, including an all-state running back, took plea deals Wednesday in connection with the armed robbery of a drug dealer.
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Jul 04, 2015

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Jul 02, 2015

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