Contra Costa County

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Residents Ordered To Evacuate Hercules Neighborhood After Construction Crew Hits 4-Inch Gas Line

An evacuation was ordered at 9:51 a.m. in a Hercules neighborhood between North and South Front streets. The gas leak is in the area of San Pablo and Sycamore avenues, county officials said.

19 hours ago

Powerball Ticket Purchased In East Bay Worth Over $1 Million

A Powerball ticket purchased in Concord is worth more than $1 million after Saturday’s drawing, California Lottery officials said.

03/02/2015

(CBS SF)

4 Colorado Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested Following High-Speed Chase In Martinez

Police have arrested a fourth suspect in connection with a high-speed chase that ended in a crash Wednesday morning.

02/25/2015

(CBS SF)

500 Little League Players Displaced By Tesoro Refinery Strike

Talk about striking out. A bunch of Bay Area Little League players are locked out of their home fields because the company that runs their baseball fields is in the middle of a labor dispute.

02/25/2015

A Walnut Creek man's backyard was turned into a mud pit by a burst EBMUD water pipe. (CBS)

Burst 87-Inch Aqueduct Sends 500,000 Gallons Of Water Into Walnut Creek Backyard

A leaking aqueduct made a mess of a Walnut Creek neighborhood this week.

02/22/2015

Cars driving through the 4th bore in the Caldecott Tunnel.  (CBS)

Temporary Friday Night Closure For Caldecott Tunnel’s Fourth Bore Due To Emergency Drill

The fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnels will be closed Friday night and part of Saturday morning for its first-ever emergency response drill, a Caltrans spokesman said.

02/20/2015

Retired Hercules Police Officer John Goodner (Antioch Police)

Retired Hercules Cop Charged With Attempted Murder Of Wife

Police said a retired Hercules police officer has been arrested and charged with attempted murder for allegedly firing shots at the home of his estranged wife.

02/20/2015

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Teen Struck, Killed By Car In Concord Crosswalk

A 14-year-old boy struck by a car in Concord Wednesday morning died, police said.

02/18/2015

Kensington Police Sergeant Keith Barrow. (CBS)

Kensington Police Chief Ousted After Prostitute’s Pimp Shoots Himself With Detective’s Stolen Gun

The East Bay town of Kensington has decided not to keep its police chief after his handling of the probe of a sergeant who allegedly had his gun stolen by a prostitute at a Nevada hotel.

02/17/2015

The driver of this Porsche was killed, along with his dog, after he slammed head-on into oncoming traffic in Contra Costa County.

Rain Likely Cause Of Several Major Crashes Around The Bay Area

Slick roads, wind and rain made Bay Area roadways deadly collision courses on Saturday.

02/08/2015

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