Regional News

Woman unknowingly live-tweets husband´s fatal car wreck

December 4, 2013 10:58 pm

A Southwest Washington woman unknowingly live-tweeted her husband’s fatal car accident Wednesday afternoon. The collision happened about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate 205. Caran Johnson, who tweets using the handle @scancouver, is known for tweeting news in the city of Vancouver, Wash., while listening to police scanners. She re-tweeted information about the accident from […]

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RICHMOND: CHP asks for public´s help in finding driver in fatal hit-and-run

December 4, 2013 10:43 pm

The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help in solving a deadly hit and run accident on Interstate 80 in Richmond.

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Victory Belles: a Living Exhibit of the 1940´s

December 4, 2013 10:40 pm

The Victory Belles, a New Orleans dance troupe, help World War II veterans recall the good times of the 1940's. Their performances at the National World War II Museum bring big band songs and long forgotten memories back to life. (Dec. 5)

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BERKELEY HILLS: Age of BART car could be factor in troubles

December 4, 2013 10:17 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

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BERKELEY HILLS: BART car in Wednesday incident was 40 years old

December 4, 2013 10:17 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

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WALNUT CREEK: ´Baby, it´s cold outside´

December 4, 2013 10:16 pm

Walnut Creek was one of several Bay Area neighborhoods that saw an unusual drop in temperatures Wednesday night, dipping into the 20s.

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Frigid temperatures move into Bay Area

December 4, 2013 10:10 pm

Walnut Creek was one of several Bay Area neighborhoods that saw an unusual drop in temperatures Wednesday night, dipping into the 20s. Devorah Ben-Zeev watched heavily bundled ice skaters at a temporary rink set up near Walnut Creek City Hall. “I can’t believe it. This event tonight of all nights because it was really nice […]

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City Council selects medical marijuana dispensary director as mayor

December 4, 2013 9:58 pm

The Sebastopol City Council Tuesday night unanimously selected as mayor the founder and executive director of two Peace in Medicine licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Sonoma County. Robert Jacob, 36, will serve as mayor for one year. He has been on the City Council for two years. Jacob was vice mayor before his selection Tuesday […]

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Oldest human DNA leads to more questions than answers

December 4, 2013 9:57 pm

The discovery of a bone representing humanity’s oldest known relative is something that should have scientists patting themselves on the back, but it’s also got them scratching their heads. Researchers discovered the ancient humanoid remains in a cave — known as the “Sima de Los Huesos” or “Pit of Bones” — in Spain. (Via Madrid Scientific Films) […]

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Argentina´s Police Win Pay Rise

December 4, 2013 9:57 pm

Striking police officers in Argentina's second largest city are to be given a pay rise, after a wave of looting and robberies spread across Cordoba.

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