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Oakland begins interviewing for citizen police commission

August 8, 2017 4:52 pm

POSTED: AUG 08 2017 05:51AM PDT UPDATED: AUG 08 2017 09:26AM PDT OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - The city of Oakland is taking more steps towards creating its new citizen police commission. KTVU has learned that on Tuesday, city leaders will start interviewing candidates for the nine-member board. A total of 144 people applied for positions on the commission. […]

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Police arrest pair after shooting death of Twin Peaks photographer

August 7, 2017 5:02 pm

POSTED: AUG 07 2017 12:16PM PDT UPDATED: AUG 07 2017 04:17PM PDT San Francisco police announced the arrests of two people following the brazen robbery and shooting death of a 71-year-old photographer on Twin Peaks who was trying to capture a Sunday morning sunrise, sources told KTVU. There was no more information immediately available. Edward French was […]

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Northwestern professor accused of stabbing death in Oakland court

August 7, 2017 4:58 pm

POSTED: AUG 07 2017 08:17AM PDT UPDATED: AUG 07 2017 04:21PM PDT OAKLAND, Calif. (Allie Rasmus/KTVU) - A Northwestern professor who surrendered in Oakland over the weekend following a stabbing death in Chicago is expected to face an extradition on hearing on Monday. An Alameda County Superior Court Judge will begin the process of sending 42-year-old Wyndham Lathem […]

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Travis Air Force base dad surprises family at Six Flags

August 7, 2017 4:53 pm

POSTED: AUG 07 2017 07:38AM PDT UPDATED: AUG 07 2017 07:47AM PDT VALLEJO, Calif. (Rob Malcom/KTVU) - A Travis Air Force Base sergeant, deployed in Kuwait for the last eight months, got to give his kids the surprise of a lifetime. The reunion took place at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo. The staff at the park had […]

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‘Boom, boom, boom, like a Scarface movie’: Dolores Park witness on triple shooting

August 4, 2017 4:45 pm

POSTED: AUG 04 2017 07:15AM PDT UPDATED: AUG 04 2017 11:18AM PDT SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - San Francisco police continued the hunt on Friday for the shooter who opened fire and wounded three people in Dolores Park, a popular spot in the Mission that was crowded with parents, children and even a bridge and groom taking photos just […]

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16 cars burned in Campbell carport fire

August 4, 2017 4:42 pm

POSTED: AUG 04 2017 06:29AM PDT UPDATED: AUG 04 2017 06:41AM PDT CAMPBELL, Calif. (Christien Kafton/KTVU) - A total of 16 cars were burned in a Campbell carport early Friday morning, and several of those vehicles were illegally parked in a fire lane. Campbell Fire Battalion Chief Jason Falarski said the fire broke out at the complex on […]

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Teen beats flesh-eating disease, wins best in show at Sonoma County fair

August 4, 2017 4:38 pm

POSTED: AUG 04 2017 05:45AM PDT UPDATED: AUG 04 2017 05:45AM PDT SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Debora Villalon/KTVU - A teenager has won top honors for her prized lamb at the Sonoma County Fair, and overcame long odds to do it. Missy Pendleton, 17,  of Sebastopol has battled back from a life-threatening infection that struck as she prepared to […]

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Southwest passenger en route to San Jose spots man texting about molesting kids, police say

August 3, 2017 4:47 pm

POSTED: AUG 03 2017 11:04AM PDT UPDATED: AUG 03 2017 04:20PM PDT SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) - An observant and tech-savvy Southwest passenger noticed a man en route to San Jose texting someone about sexually molesting young children, police said, and captured his electronic conversation on her cell phone. Her evidence, which she showed to flight crew member, […]

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‘God bless our firefighters:’ Residents grateful Grizzly Peak Fire didn’t do more damage

August 3, 2017 4:42 pm

By: Lisa Fernandez POSTED: AUG 03 2017 05:38AM PDT UPDATED: AUG 03 2017 12:25PM PDT OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - The Grizzly Peak Fire burning in the Berkeley and Oakland hills was 50 percent contained on Thursday morning, and residents who live in the area – and remember the deadly and devastating 1991 fire – were grateful that this blaze did not […]

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New images show how close Air Canada plane came to other planes on runway at SFO

August 3, 2017 4:37 pm

POSTED: AUG 02 2017 04:57PM PDT UPDATED: AUG 02 2017 10:57PM PDT SAN FRANCISCO - The NTSB released new information regarding the near disaster at San Francisco International Airport where an Air Canada plane nearly landed on four fully-loaded passenger jets. The NTSB says information is an update and that the investigation is ongoing. The NTSB released new […]

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