Crime and Public Safety Reporter, San Jose Mercury News
Crime & Public Safety/Breaking News Reporter, San Jose Mercury News and Bay Area News Group. Middling triathlete. Holler: rsalonga (at) mercurynews (dot) com
mercurynews.com — SAN JOSE -- It has been two months since Sandra Cruzes was killed in a parking lot just blocks from police headquarters, two months since her 10-year-old son lost his mother forever. There is little mystery to what happened, and who likely did it.
McDonald's hamburger in hands of sheriff's deputy leads to $5 million settlement in distracted-driving crashmercurynews.com — SAN JOSE -- When it comes to distracted driving, teenagers aren't the only culprits -- and other drivers aren't the only victims. Santa Clara County taxpayers are on the hook for a $5 million settlement in a crash involving a distracted Santa Clara County sheriff's patrol deputy who severely injured 78-year-old man.
mercurynews.com — OAKLAND -- A television news van was broken into Tuesday afternoon near Jack London Square, according to police. It was not known what was taken in the theft, which occurred about 12:30 p.m. and targeted a KGO-TV van parked near Second and Clay streets.
mercurynews.com — SAN JOSE -- A pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle while crossing a street Monday night near James Lick High School in East San Jose, authorities said. The accident happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of White Road and Madeleine Drive.
mercurynews.com — A statewide firefighter nonprofit has started a fund to support the family of a San Jose man who had the horrifying experience of finding his mother-in-law and infant nephew dead and his young daughter seriously wounded at the hands of a relative last week.
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