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Contra Costa County

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Contra Costa County Approves Suicide Prevention Plan

The Contra Costa County board of supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to adopt the Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan that has been two years in the making.

09/10/2013

Mount Diablo Wildfire

Dozens Of Homes Evacuated As Fire On Mount Diablo Advances

he California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire started Sunday afternoon on the edge of Mount Diablo State Park.

09/08/2013

Police say vandals likely damaged this radio tower near San Ramon. (East Bay Regional Park District)

Vandalism Suspected After Contra Costa Radio Tower Collapses

Police were investing the collapse of a radio communication tower late Sunday night or early Monday morning in Contra Costa County that may be the work of vandals.

07/30/2013

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5 Arrests, Weapons Seized In Contra Costa County Raid

Contra Costa County authorities said a police raid led to one of the county’s biggest weapons seizures in years. Officials said Thursday that officers seized 56 guns, 30,000 rounds of ammunition and an unspecified amount of methamphetamine for sale at a Bay Point home.

06/27/2013

Richmond High School

Jury Hears Opening Statements For 2nd Defendant In Richmond Gang Rape Trial

Opening arguments were heard Tuesday in the trial of a second man accused in the 2009 gang rape of a teenage girl outside a homecoming dance at Richmond High school.

06/04/2013

Richmond High School

Trial Begins For Men Charged In 2009 Richmond Gang Rape

A Contra Costa County prosecutor delivered a graphic opening statement Monday as the trial began for two men charged in the brutal 2009 gang rape of a teen girl at Richmond High School.

06/03/2013

Antioch Water District canal is taped off during search on May 25, 2013. (CBS)

Boy Who Drowned In Antioch Canal Identified As Alameda 6th Grader

A 12-year-old boy who drowned in an Antioch canal over the holiday weekend was visiting a friend whom he had gone to school with in Alameda, a school employee said.

05/28/2013

Antioch Water District canal is taped off during search on May 25, 2013. (CBS)

Boy, 13, Drowns In Antioch Canal

A 13-year-old boy has drowned after ending up in a Contra Costa County canal filled with swift-moving water.

05/25/2013

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Grandmother Who Kidnapped Contra Costa County Baby Gets 8-Year Sentence

A Southern California woman who kidnapped her infant granddaughter from the child’s Knightsen home in 2011 and tried to pass the child off as her own was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday.

05/24/2013

Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

Former East Bay Drug Task Force Commander Gets 14-Year Sentence In Corruption Scandal

A sobbing former Contra Costa County drug task force commander was sentenced Monday to 14 years in federal prison for stealing drug evidence, robbing prostitutes and making phony arrests.

05/20/2013

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