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Former Pacific Grove Police Officer Admits to Stealing Weapons from MPC

December 17, 2014 9:41 am

SAN JOSE – John Nyunt pleaded guilty in federal court today, to possession of stolen firearms, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson. Nyunt was a commander at the Pacific Grove Police Department (PGPD) and an instructor at the former police academy at the Monterey Peninsula College […]

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Sony May Scrap Release Of Film Due To Terrorist Threats

December 16, 2014 10:29 pm

Sony has told domestic theatrical chains that they will support their decision if they decide to scrap the release of “The Interview” on Christmas Day in the face of a potential national security threat. A federal law enforcement says the National Security Agency or other law enforcement could recommend canceling the release for safety reasons. […]

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Pakistan Mourns Massive Loss Of Life

December 16, 2014 10:19 pm

In Pakistan and beyond its borders, many are mourning the massive loss of life that was the result of a brutal attack on a school in Peshawar on Tuesday. In its devastating wake, social media users rallied under the #BlackDay hashtag as a sign of solidarity with the victims. A Pakistani militant group called Tehreek-e-Taliban […]

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President Obama Signs Spending Bill

December 16, 2014 10:11 pm

President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed the $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last week that lifted the threat of a government shutdown. The legislation — widely referred to as the “Crominbus” for “continuing resolution” (CR) and “omnibus” spending bill — funds most government agencies through September 2015.

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Suspected West Coast “Serial Tagger” Arrested By Santa Cruz Police

December 16, 2014 1:02 pm

Santa Cruz, Ca – A 21-year-old Petaluma man suspected with tagging buildings and property throughout the West Coast from Seattle to Bakersfield is behind bars following a lengthy investigation by detectives from the Santa Cruz Police Department. Derek Murphy was taken into custody after authorities tracked him down at his home in Petaluma.  Police say […]

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First Night Of Hanukkah Observed Tonight In Menorah Lighting

December 16, 2014 11:03 am

In the Bay Area and around the world, the first night of Hanukkah is being observed night with the lighting of the Menorah. The first lighting during the Festival of Lights at Union Square in San Francisco happens tonight at 5:00 pm.

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Taliban Kill At Least 130 At Pakistan School

December 16, 2014 10:52 am

Militants from the Pakistani Taliban have attacked an army-run school in Peshawar, killing 141 people, 132 of them children, the military say. Officials say the attack in the north-western city is over, with all the attackers killed. Seven militants took part in all, according to the army. Scores of survivors are being treated in hospitals […]

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Hostages Killed in Sydney Standoff Are Identified

December 16, 2014 10:49 am

Sydney – Two hostages who died as a result of the siege in Sydney have been identified as a barrister and the manager of the café where the crisis unfolded. Katrina Dawson, a 38-year-old mother of three, was taken from the scene on a stretcher and pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to the […]

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Downed Tree and Power Line Closes Highway 17 In Los Gatos

December 16, 2014 10:42 am

All lanes of Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains have reopened Tuesday morning following a closure due to a downed tree and power lines. The CHP issued a Sig-Alert at 4:37 a.m. Tuesday morning. Pacific Gas & Electric has been notified, said CHP Officer Peter Van Eckhardt. The southbound lanes are expected to reopen […]

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Bad Bank Robber Santa Sought By SF Police

December 16, 2014 10:31 am

There were a lot of naughty Santas roaming the streets of San Francisco this weekend, but there’s only one who police are really interested in — and he remains on the lam. According to police reports, amid Saturday’s SantaCon fest, a man disguised as St. Nick walked into a bank of the 400 block of […]

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