Regional News

2-Alarm Wood Pile Fire at Benicia Composting Plant

June 19, 2017 1:18 pm

POSTED: JUN 19 2017 06:06AM PDT UPDATED: JUN 19 2017 07:45AM PDT BENICIA (KTVU) -A two-alarm fire that started in a pile of wood at a Benicia composting center early Monday likely broke out because of spontaneous combustion because of the record-breaking weekend heat, according to the Cordelia Fire District.Fire Chief Keith Martin said the triple-digit temps on Sunday plus the […]

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Eastbound lanes reopen on Bay Bridge after officer-involved shooting

June 19, 2017 1:15 pm

POSTED: JUN 18 2017 06:08AM PDT UPDATED: JUN 18 2017 11:52AM PDT OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - All eastbound lanes of the Bay Bridge have reopened after an officer-involved shooting closed them. CHP opened the two left lanes around 8:50 a.m. There is no word on when the other three lanes will reopen. At 3:45 a.m. Highway patrol officers […]

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Oakland warehouse fire suspects in court

June 16, 2017 3:32 pm

POSTED: JUN 16 2017 12:54PM PDT UPDATED: JUN 16 2017 12:54PM PDT OAKLAND (BCN)– Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena and creative director Max Harris briefly appeared in court Friday in connection with the fire that killed 36 people at the Oakland warehouse district last December but postponed entering pleas for three weeks. Almena, 47, and […]

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UC Berkeley researchers say seasonal water changes might trigger quakes

June 16, 2017 3:27 pm

POSTED: JUN 15 2017 11:15PM PDT UPDATED: JUN 16 2017 01:03AM PDT BERKELEY, Calif. (KTVU) - Researchers at the UC Berkeley Seismological Lab say the changing amounts of water and snow across the seasons might be a factor in triggering California earthquakes. Geophysicist Christopher Johnson and his colleagues at UC Berkeley and Bowling Green University in Ohio explained […]

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Woman memorialized in graffiti tags, neighbors call it an eyesore

June 16, 2017 3:22 pm

POSTED: JUN 15 2017 10:50PM PDT UPDATED: JUN 15 2017 10:50PM PDT SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) - Growing frustration in a San Joe neighborhood over a memorial some residents say is becoming an eyesore. The memorial is for a young mother who died in a car crash, located at the entrance of Communications Hill at Hillsdale Avenue. The […]

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UC Berkeley professor says SF and VA shootings point to limits of law

June 15, 2017 9:50 am

POSTED: JUN 14 2017 11:18PM PDT UPDATED: JUN 14 2017 11:18PM PDT BERKELEY, Calif. (KTVU) The vulnerability of the UPS workers going to their jobs in San Francisco Wednesday or the Congress members playing a game of baseball in Virginia has shattered a sense of peace for many Americans Wednesday. Prayers came from both Republicans and Democrats […]

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Police conduct raid at suspected UPS shooter’s SF Richmond home

June 15, 2017 9:46 am

POSTED: JUN 14 2017 06:04PM PDT UPDATED: JUN 14 2017 06:04PM PDT SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - Investigators raided the Richmond District San Francisco home of suspected UPS shooter Jimmy Lam Wednesday afternoon. The residence at 335 4th Ave. is listed under Jimmy Lam, the UPS employee who is alleged to have fatally shot three of his co-workers, but […]

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San Francisco UPS shooting: Victim described by cousin

June 15, 2017 9:39 am

POSTED: JUN 14 2017 04:03PM PDT UPDATED: JUN 14 2017 11:08PM PDT SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) – As police investigate what prompted a UPS worker to open fire Wednesday and kill three of his co-workers before turning the gun on himself, new details began to emerge about the moments leading up to the shooting at the San Francisco facility. […]

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Shooting at UPS San Francisco facility: 4 dead, 2 hurt

June 14, 2017 4:02 pm

POSTED: JUN 14 2017 09:13AM PDT UPDATED: JUN 14 2017 03:40PM PDT SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) – Four people, including the alleged gunman, were killed during a shooting Wednesday morning at a UPS facility in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood, authorities said. KTVU sources have now identified the gunman as Jimmy Lam. San Francisco police said that two other […]

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Increase in cancer-causing compounds found in East Bay drinking water

June 14, 2017 3:57 pm

POSTED: JUN 14 2017 09:07AM PDT UPDATED: JUN 14 2017 12:40PM PDT There is a high increase of cancer-causing compounds in East Bay drinking water. East Bay Mud reported yesterday that the concentration of the contaminants is higher than its been in 20 years. Lafayette and parts of the Berkeley hills are the most impacted areas, and […]

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