Contra Costa County

19-year-old Jeremy Scott of Martinez reunites with his family at SFO on August 15, 2014, following a tour in Afghanistan. (USO / Bay City News Service)

19-Year-Old Martinez Soldier Returns From Afghanistan To Emotional Welcome

A 19-year-old soldier is headed home to Martinez on Friday afternoon after returning from a tour in Afghanistan.

08/15/2014

(USGS)

Magnitude 2.3 Earthquake Rattles Contra Costa County

A small earthquake with a magnitude of 2.3 struck in Contra Costa County Tuesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

08/12/2014

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Oakland Public Works Employee Charged With Rape Of 16-year-Old Girl

An Oakland Public Works employee has been charged with rape and a slew of other sex crimes for allegedly sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl in Antioch, a prosecutors said Wednesday.

08/08/2014

(CBS SF)

Massive Fire Burns Historic Dock In Martinez

Police and firefighters responded Sunday night to the Martinez Marina to a fire on the pier.

08/04/2014

Antioch Officer Involved Shooting

Man Shot By Antioch Police Officer Struggling To Detain Him

A police officer shot and injured a man who resisted being detained in Antioch Monday morning.

07/28/2014

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Magnitude 2.5 Earthquake Shakes Area Near Blackhawk

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.5 struck an area near the unincorporated community of Blackhawk in Contra Costa County Sunday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

07/20/2014

(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Californians Using More Water, Not Less During Drought; Statewide Fines Approved For Water Wasters

State water managers are contemplating mandatory fines for water wasters as calls for water conservation in drought-plagued California have apparently fallen on deaf ears.

07/15/2014

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Suspected Richmond Pimp Could Stand Trial For Kidnapping Charges

A Contra Costa County Superior Court judge will hear evidence Monday to decide whether a suspected pimp should stand trial on charges of kidnapping a human trafficking victim on her way to a police interview in El Cerrito.

07/14/2014

(CBS SF)

Bay Area Family Satisfied With Covered California, Location May Play Role

For months, KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch has investigated dozens of complaints from people on Covered California. A Contra Costa County family describes their positive experience on the insurance exchange.

07/09/2014

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Fireworks Likely To Blame For Small Fire At Antioch Middle School

Fireworks appear to have sparked a small fire at an Antioch middle school on Wednesday night.

07/03/2014

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