Contra Costa County

Carlos Francies

Funeral Thursday For Contra Costa Deputy Who Drowned Trying To Save Friend

The funeral for a Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy who drowned last week while attempting to save a friend on Lake Tahoe is scheduled for Thursday.

08/19/2015

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Firefighter Injured Battling Fire In Oakley Home

A firefighter has been injured in an attic fire Sunday evening in Oakley, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.

08/16/2015

Carlos Francies

Contra Costa Deputy Drowns In Lake Tahoe While Trying To Help Friend

An off-duty Contra Costa Sheriff’s deputy drowned in Lake Tahoe while trying to come to the aid of a family member who appeared to be struggling in the water, according to authorities.

08/13/2015

James Williams Wilson (Courtesy of Contra Costa Fire)

Suspected Serial Arsonist Arrested For Setting More Than 30 Fires In Contra Costa County

A suspected serial arsonist responsible for setting more than 30 fires in Contra Costa County is in custody. Authorities arrested James William Wilson in Bay Point Tuesday.

08/05/2015

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Wife Mistakes Gas For Brake Pedal, Hits & Kills Husband In Martinez Garage

An elderly woman who mistook the gas pedal for the brake ran over and killed her husband this morning at their home near Martinez, according to the California Highway Patrol.

07/29/2015

Police said a woman was held hostage as a sex slave at this apartment complex in Richmond. (CBS)

Woman Rescued In Richmond After Being Held As Sex Slave In Closet For Year

A woman was forced to live in a closet at a home in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood for a year while she was sexually and physically abused on a daily basis, police said.

07/22/2015

A rat in a trap. (CBS)

Drought, Hot Weather Causing Rodent Infestations In East Bay Homes

Business is booming for pest eradication companies as the drought and the hot weather hitting the Bay Area has forced rats to come out of the woodwork in search of water.

07/02/2015

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Contra Costa County looking To Expand Water Reservoir With Supply Stretched Thin By Drought

With the region’s water supply already stretched thin by drought conditions, the Contra Costa Water District, along with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, is looking at further expanding the Los Vaqueros Reservoir in Contra Costa County.

07/01/2015

Flames scorched a hillside just outside Antioch in the area of Contra Loma Regional Park and Black Diamond Mines Regional Park, June 24, 2015. (CBS)

Hikers Brought To Safety As Growing Antioch Area Wildfire Burns

Two hikers were brought to safety as a growing wildfire in Contra Costa County burned out of control Wednesday.

06/24/2015

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Family, Friends Devastated By Death Of Young Father Shot While Driving Along Highway 4 In Pittsburg

Friends and coworkers of a young father who was shot and killed Saturday on state Highway 4 in unincorporated Pittsburg are reeling from the loss of their cook, who had essentially grown up in their restaurants, coworkers said.

06/22/2015

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