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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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Sydney Memorial Growing

December 15, 2014 10:14 pm

A gunman who burst into a Sydney chocolate shop and took hostages has been killed, along with two of the hostages, Australian police said. The suspect was identified by police as Man Haron Monis. He was declared dead at the scene, New South Wales Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn said. Tori Johnson, a manager of the […]

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DUI Checkpoint Scheduled Thursday In Salinas

December 15, 2014 4:16 pm

If you’re going to drink, don’t drive.  That’s the message the Salinas Police Department is trying to reach the public with this holiday season and they’re setting up a sobriety checkpoint on Thusday night to drive home the point. DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned for December 18th. Salinas Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers […]

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Sydney Hostage Situation Comes To An End

December 15, 2014 10:05 am

SYDNEY — The siege of a downtown Sydney cafe where a a suspected Iranian-born Islamic extremist had been holding numerous hostages ended early Tuesday morning local time after police raided the building. The suspect, who first took the cafe during Monday morning rush hour, was confirmed to be dead after the raid, sources tell CBS […]

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