Contra Costa County

Two people are critically injured and one is unaccounted for after an explosion and fire at an apartment complex in Walnut Creek Friday morning. (Contra Costa Fire)

2 People Critically Injured When Walnut Creek Apartment Explodes, Drug Lab Suspected

Two people are critically injured and one is unaccounted for after an explosion and fire at an apartment complex in Walnut Creek Friday morning.

10/31/2014

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CHP Officer Accused Of Stealing DUI Suspects’ Nude Photos Charged With 2 Felonies

A CHP officer has been charged on Friday in Contra Costa Superior Court with two felonies for allegedly forwarding himself sexually explicit photos from phones owned by female DUI suspects.

10/31/2014

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Judge Sentences Lafayette Venture Capitalist To 2 Years For Wire Fraud Scheme

The former CEO of a Walnut Creek and Lafayette-based venture capital firm was sentenced in an Oakland courtroom Wednesday to two years in prison and ordered to pay $1.3 million in restitution for a wire fraud scheme he devised to pay off personal debts

10/29/2014

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Contra Costa County Board Of Supervisors Vote Themselves $32,000 Raise Despite Vocal Opposition

Despite vocal opposition from numerous county employees’ unions, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday afternoon to give themselves a $32,000 raise.

10/28/2014

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CoCo Board Of Supervisors Mull Giving Themselves $32K Raise

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is set to decide Tuesday whether or not to give itself a $32,000 raise.

10/27/2014

(CBS)

Pittsburg Teen Critical Condition After Being Shot In Head

A 16-year-old boy is in critical condition Wednesday after being shot in the head in Pittsburg on Tuesday night.

10/22/2014

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Police Arrest Pleasant Hill Man Who Allegedly Booby-Trapped Home With Bombs After Attempting To Kidnap His Girlfriend

A Pleasant Hill man was arrested outside of his home after he allegedly tried to kidnap his girlfriend in Concord and officers found his residence had been booby-trapped with improvised explosive devices.

10/15/2014

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Child On Skateboard Hit By Car Near In Tara Hills Area Of Contra Costa

A child on a skateboard was hit by a car Tuesday afternoon in the Tara Hills area of Contra Costa County and suffered a head injury, according to the California Highway Patrol.

10/14/2014

Sign from a protest at Contra Costa County Animal Services in Martinez on October 8, 2014. The group No Kill Contra Costa wants the shelter to become a no-kill facility. (CBS)

Candlelight Vigil Held For Animals Killed In Contra Costa County Shelter

Dozens of activists held a candlelight vigil in front of Contra Costa Animal Services on Wednesday evening, to urge the shelter to change its ways and become a no-kill facility.

10/08/2014

(CBS)

Contra Costa County Health Officials Confirm First Enterovirus 68 Case In Child

Contra Costa Health Services officials have confirmed that a resident under 18 years old is the county’s first case of the contagious enterovirus 68, also known as enterovirus D-68.

10/08/2014

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