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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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Teen found dead inside Santa Rosa home

January 10, 2014 6:56 am

A 19-year-old man was fatally shot in the head at a residence in southwest Santa Rosa on Thursday night, police said. At about 8:40 p.m. police received an emergency call from a resident in the 1200 block of Marble Street stating that someone had been shot in the head. When officers arrived at the scene, […]

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For The First Time, Congress Mostly Millionaires

January 10, 2014 6:15 am

Last year’s Congress — in addition to being the least productive and least popular Congress on record — was also the richest. According to a new analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, the 113th Congress had a median net wealth of just over $1 million dollars. It’s also the first time in history more than 50 percent of Congress have been […]

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Pizzeria offers up a slice of python pie

January 10, 2014 6:03 am

A pizzeria in southwest Florida has come up with a unique solution to the state’s fight against an infestation of invasive pythons.  Evan’s Neighborhood Pizza in Fort Myers offers up a pie that includes a scrumptious topping of fresh python. The restaurant’s “Everglades” pizza contains just about every living creature you’d find in the Sunshine […]

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McDonald´s Sued Again For Coffee Burns

January 10, 2014 5:56 am

Some just don’t like it hot. Once again, scorching hot coffee could land McDonald’s in, well, hot water.  The Los Angeles Times reports an LA woman named Paulette Carr is suing the fast-food chain for injuries she says she sustained in the drive-through in January 2012. The suit says, ”The lid for the hot coffee was negligently, carelessly and improperly placed on […]

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Lenders Using Social Media To Determine Creditworthiness

January 10, 2014 5:56 am

It’s no secret what you say or do on social media can come back to haunt you. But a new Wall Street Journal feature reveals some lending companies are using the sites to determine how creditworthy a person is.  It could mean bad news for some borrowers. Several observed lending startups tapping into everything from Facebook, Twitter and even […]

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Charlotte airport using 1 million worms to eat trash

January 10, 2014 5:19 am

Charlotte Douglas International Airport officials are using one million worms to eat leftover food. The airport started planning to use the worms for composting since 2011 and finally received the new composting permit they’ve been waiting on. The worms will eat trash from the airport and the waste will be used to fertilize the airport […]

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