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Clear weather aids in search for missing San Jose family´s plane

December 5, 2013 1:13 pm

Clear skies aided searchers Thursday as they continued their effort to locate a missing plane carrying a San Jose man, two of his children, a daughter-in-law and a future son-in-law in the Idaho wilderness. Incident Commander Lt. Dan Smith of the Valley County Sheriff’s Office said even with clear skies the rural search area was […]

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Auditor: BART police make progress on post-Grant reforms

December 5, 2013 11:45 am

An auditor says the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit’s police department has made significant progress in meeting reforms proposed after the 2009 fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white transit officer. Patrick Oliver, of the Ohio-based National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, told the BART board on Thursday that BART […]

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Woman Surprises Town With Millions In Will

December 5, 2013 11:25 am

In small towns, everybody knows everybody. Well, Simsbury, Conn., a town of 23,000 people, is abuzz after the news broke that Kathleen Magowan had a rather large secret. NBC reports it was a multimillion dollar one, at that.  “Magowan lived simply, with her twin brother Bob in the house their parents left them. … Turns out Magowan was a multimillionaire, several times […]

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Fast Food Workers On Strike In More Than 100 Cities

December 5, 2013 11:18 am

Fast food workers are taking the fight to increase the minimum wage nationwide as they plan to strike Thursday in more than 100 cities.  Thousands of fast food chain employees across the country are expected to walk off the job Thursday in what’s being billed as the largest strike of its kind since workers began protesting wages in […]

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Help make an Ohio boy’s Christmas wish come true: Send him mail

December 5, 2013 10:45 am

Looking for a way to send some holiday cheer? Try dropping a line to Lucas Hoelscher, a 14-year-old Springfield resident with spinal muscular atrophy type I. Lucas, who is unable to talk or move, enjoys receiving letters and cards in the mail because his life completely revolves around his visual skills. He can only communicate […]

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Santa Cruz ‘Pogonip Jane’ cold case murder takes ironic twist

December 5, 2013 9:42 am

Santa Cruz police reported Thursday they have finally identified a cold case murder victim named ‘Pogonip Jane’ as a missing 17-year-old girl, but the investigation has a tragic twist to it. In a news release, authorities said fingerprints obtained from the victim at the time of autopsy have been used to identify the body as […]

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The San Francisco winter blooming Cloud Forest

December 5, 2013 9:21 am

The rare Cloud Forest is at peak bloom for this year at San Francisco Botanical Garden. The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the only outdoor botanical gardens in the world where the alluring beauties of the world’s misty cloud forests thrive and right now its prized Cloud Forest Garden is at its peak […]

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San Leandro fire forces evacuation of apartment complex

December 5, 2013 8:43 am

A San Leandro apartment complex was evacuated early Thursday after a two-alarm fire left one person injured and 50 residents temporarily displaced, authorities said. According to fire officials, the blaze was reported at 4:39 a.m. in the 2100 block of Bancroft Avenue near San Leandro High School. About 50 residents were evacuated from the property […]

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Wendy’s employee drops pot in burger, police say

December 5, 2013 8:29 am

A former Wendy’s employee gave the term “burger joint” a new meaning last month after allegedly dropping her marijuana in a hamburger. Police arrested 32-year-old Amy Seiber and charged her with possession of less than an ounce of pot for the Nov. 1 offense, authorities said. About 10:30 p.m. that night, Lovejoy, Ga., police Lt. […]

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Wanted San Jose felon dies in freeway police shooting

December 5, 2013 7:54 am

A man wanted on felony charges in San Jose died early Thursday when he was shot on I-5 near Stockton after he threatened police officers with a knife, authorities said. California Highway Patrol Officer Rich Wetzel said the incident began with a police pursuit on Highway 99 of a man wanted in connection with an […]

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