Home-alone dog blamed for house fire in Tucson

December 4, 2013 8:33 pm

An unattended dog who supposedly started an unattended stove is being blamed for an apartment fire in Tucson. Fire Capt. Barrett Baker told KVOA  that the dog ignited a burner with his paw while trying to jump up on the kitchen counter. Investigators said there were flammable materials on top of the stove, which the […]

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Homeless population prepares to brave bitter cold nights

December 4, 2013 8:22 pm

With temperatures expected to reach freezing overnight Wednesday, people from the Community Homeless Alliance Ministry were handing out blankets and jackets to the homeless at a large encampment near Kelley Park in East San Jose. One of the recipients spoke to KTVU, he said he lost his job as a handyman about a year ago […]

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Questions remain in possible kidnapping case

December 4, 2013 8:09 pm

Milpitas police say some grainy video surveillance video from an AC Transit bus is their best hope to solve a ‘possible’ kidnapping. Investigators say they aren’t sure what to think after releasing video Wednesday showing an Asian man fighting with a young Asian woman yesterday evening over, what appeared to be, a tote bag. The […]

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Ski resorts say snow level is about normal, so far

December 4, 2013 8:05 pm

California is experiencing a dry 2013 and that continues into the start of the Sierra ski season. But, ski resort operators say it’s far too early to be concerned and that snow levels, for this time of year, are fairly typical. “It’s pretty good.  Winter is just starting.  We’re hoping to open Friday,” said Sugar […]

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Search continues for plane, passengers missing in Idaho

December 4, 2013 7:59 pm

The search for a plane piloted by a San Jose man continued in a mountainous region of Idaho Wednesday, state transportation officials said. The small 1983 single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza, registered to Dale Smith of San Jose, was carrying four other passengers when it took off Sunday from Baker City, Ore. The pilot is Smith and […]

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10-year-old boy expected to recover after struck by car

December 4, 2013 7:30 pm

A 10-year-old boy was hit by a car after he ran across the road in Antioch Wednesday afternoon, Antioch police said. The boy was hit around 2 p.m. by a car driven by a 75-year-old Pittsburg resident near A and West 15th streets, police said. The boy was conscious and breathing when fire and medical […]

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Businesses being ordered to lose their names or pay up

December 4, 2013 6:49 pm

Hundreds of East Bay businesses have received orders from the firm, FBN Brokers, demanding they pony up hundreds of dollars immediately or quit using their business names and signs. Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles in Oakland is a national, minority owned empowerment store for African-American economic and health development.  This weekend, proprietor Joel Hamburger says he […]

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Electrical short caused BART incident in Berkeley Hills

December 4, 2013 6:30 pm

The reason a BART train got stuck in the Berkeley hills tunnel Wednesday morning is that an electrical short caused the emergency brakes on one of its cars to suddenly activate while it was traveling at full speed at about 70 mph, a spokeswoman for the transit agency said. BART spokesman Alicia Trost said shorts […]

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Hackers steal millions of passwords from social media users

December 4, 2013 5:33 pm

Someone has stolen more than two million passwords from users of Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and others and posted the sensitive information online, according to security firm Trustwave. The firm recently discovered the data had been posted to a website written in Russian. Yet, experts tell KTVU that individual users around the world, not the […]

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BART problems leave hundreds stranded in Orinda

December 4, 2013 5:14 pm

In Orinda, anger, frustration and a sudden influx of stranded BART riders caused what some are calling 90 minutes of madness. Orinda business owners say Wednesday morning’s BART problems turned the usually quiet town into a mob scene. Around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday BART commuters traveling west were ordered off the train at the Orinda station […]

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