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Contra Costa County

A funnel cloud touched down and became a tornado near Roseville in Sacramento County on March 26, 2014. (CBS)

Tornado Touches Down Near Sacramento, Funnel Cloud Reported In Contra Costa Co.

The National Weather Service reports that a funnel cloud was spotted in eastern Contra Costa County Wednesday afternoon during a thunderstorm that triggered tornado warnings for Sacramento and other central California counties.

03/26/2014

Firefighters discovered a marijuana grow operation during a firefight in Pittsburg. (CBS)

Pot Grow Fires Too Dangerous For Contra Costa County Firefighters

Firefighters in Contra Costa County say illegal pot growing operations will be going up in smoke if the homes they are contained in catch fire.

02/20/2014

John A. Davis Juvenile Hall in Martinez (Contra Costa County website)

Feds Join Lawsuit Over Kids Placed In Solitary Confinement At Martinez Juvenile Hall

The U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education have filed statements, in a lawsuit over the treatment of young people with mental disabilities at Juvenile Hall in Contra Costa County.

02/19/2014

A man receives a flu shot. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Health Officials Report 6 More Flu Deaths

Six more flu-related deaths have been recorded in San Mateo, San Francisco, Sonoma and Contra Costa counties, health officials said Wednesday.

01/22/2014

Stephanie, a survivor of human trafficking, said she was victimized by a violent pimp for two-and-a-half years. (CBS)

Bay Area Survivor Of Human Trafficking Describes Ordeal

There were just four human trafficking cases prosecuted in Contra Costa County in 2011, last year that number jumped to 32. A victim in one of those cases described her ordeal to KPIX 5.

01/21/2014

Cocaine. (CBS)

Contra Costa Bust Leads To 17 Arrests, $18M In Drugs Seized

Authorities in the East Bay have arrested 17 people and seized $18 million in drugs in what officials describe as one of the region’s biggest drug busts.

01/16/2014

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks with Rep. George Miller (D-CA) and Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) during a House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing on October 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. The hearing's focus was on the Ryan-Republican budget and other Republican proposals to end the Medicare guarantee and their potential impact on seniors and Medicare beneficiaries. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

East Bay Congressman George Miller Announces His Retirement

East Bay congressman Rep. George Miller announced Monday morning that he plans to retire after serving for 40 years in Congress.

01/13/2014

(CBS graphic)

Open Burning Banned In East, South Bay Over Fire Danger From Dry Conditions

State fire officials have issued a ban on all open burning in parts of the East Bay and South Bay due to dry conditions and increased fire danger.

12/30/2013

(CBS)

Car Slams Into Diablo Post Office And Speeds Away

A car struck and damaged a building housing a post office in the Diablo area of Contra Costa County Wednesday morning and then fled the scene.

11/27/2013

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3 Arrested After High-Speed Chase Through East Bay Counties

Three suspects in a stolen car were taken into custody early Tuesday morning following a high-speed chase from Contra Costa County to Alameda County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

11/26/2013

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