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Arson fears triggered by outbreak of suspicious fires

January 10, 2014 10:54 am

A three-day outbreak of suspicious fires all within a mile of each other in San Jose have elevated concerns that a serial arsonist may be on the loose. San Jose Fire Capt. Mike Van Elgort said arson and police investigators were searching the fire scenes for any connection between the blazes. “Over the last three […]

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Costa Concordia shipwreck to be towed away by June

January 10, 2014 10:53 am

The wreck left behind by the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that capsized off the Italian coast two years ago, will most likely be towed away this summer. Italian officials confirmed Friday that June is the target date for removing the shipwreck from the water, though they say it could be later, depending on weather […]

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17-year-old girl killed in crash near Port of Oakland identified

January 10, 2014 10:51 am

A teenager who died in a crash near the Port of Oakland early Friday morning has been identified as Kaitlyn Benson, according to the Alameda County coroner’s bureau. A car crash into a pole was reported just after midnight in the 500 block of Maritime Street, according to police. Two 17-year-old girls were in the […]

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Young Sonoma County flu victim identified

January 10, 2014 10:35 am

The youngest flu victim to succumb to the H1N1 virus in the Bay Area has been identified by his employer as 23-year-old Mathew Walker. Walker spent the last two years working at G & G Supermarket in Santa Rosa. Co-workers told KTVU he became sick a few days before Christmas and was admitted to the […]

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Parents file claim for girl run over after Asiana plane crash

January 10, 2014 7:51 am

The parents of a teenage girl who was run over and killed by two emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash have filed a claim against the city of San Francisco, saying rescuers were reckless and poorly trained. In legal forms filed this week in San Francisco, attorneys for the parents of 16-year-old Ye Meng […]

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Mother of ´swearing toddler´ speaks out

January 10, 2014 7:26 am

It’s a video that has drawn national attention — a Nebraska toddler being encouraged to swear and say racial slurs by the adults filming him.  The video gained attention after it was posted on the Omaha Police Officers Association’s website. The police union called it a “heartbreaking” video, saying they posted it because it shows ”the thug […]

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Motorcyclist dies in Highway 580 hit-and-run

January 10, 2014 7:10 am

A motorcyclist was killed Friday morning in a possible hit and run collision on westbound Interstate Highway 580 in West Oakland, according to the California Highway Patrol. The two left lanes of westbound I-580, just east of I-80, are blocked due to the collision, according to the CHP. The CHP received a report of the […]

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CHP looking for blue truck after fatal crash on I-580

January 10, 2014 7:10 am

The California Highway Patrol is looking for a blue truck whose driver may have witnessed or been involved in a fatal motorcycle crash on westbound Interstate Highway 580 in West Oakland Friday morning. The crash was reported around 6:20 a.m. on westbound Highway 580 near San Pablo Avenue, CHP Officer Daniel Hill said. Responding officers […]

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Vallejo police arrest three in fake bomb hoax

January 10, 2014 7:07 am

Police arrested three 19-year-old Vallejo men for making a false bomb threat and placing a fake bomb under an acquaintance’s vehicle in Vallejo on Thursday afternoon, police said. At 1:30 p.m. police received a 911 call from a resident in the 100 block of Evelyn Circle, about a block of Solano Junior High School, reporting […]

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Target computer breach may have extended to 70 million customers

January 10, 2014 7:00 am

Target says that personal information — including phone numbers and email and mailing addresses — was stolen from as many as 70 million customers in its pre-Christmas data breach. That was substantially more customers than Target had previously said were affected. The chain also indicated its sales have been hurt by the breach, cutting its […]

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