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Two Brothers In Their 60s Die In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Contra Costa County

Two brothers have died in an apparent murder-suicide in Pacheco on Thursday, according to the Contra Costa County coroner’s office and the sheriff’s office.

08/21/2015

Grass Fire

Gunfire At Sheriff’s Department Shooting Range Sparks 11-Acre Grass Fire In Contra Costa County

Gunfire at a Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department gun range started an 11-acre fire near Clayton Thursday.

07/31/2015

Valentina Matyushina

Search Expands For Walnut Creek Woman Missing Since Friday

Search and rescue crews are in their second day of looking for an elderly woman after she walked away from her apartment in downtown Walnut Creek Friday afternoon.

07/12/2015

A highway patrol officer guards a roadblock on Highway 38 near Angeles Oaks during a standoff with fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner, near San Bernardino, California on February 12, 2013. Nobody has yet been found in a burnt-out US mountain cabin where Dorner was believed to have barricaded himself after a six-day manhunt, a police spokesman said. Media reports that a body had been found in the cabin near Big Bear, east of Los Angeles, and identified as Dorner's were false, said Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) spokesman Andrew Smith. AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Alcohol Believed To Be Factor In Fatal Solo Crash That Killed SF Man On Hwy 24 Near Orinda

The CHP has tentatively identified a San Francisco man who died early Sunday morning in a solo crash on state Highway 24 near Orinda.

07/12/2015

Highway 4 Homicide

Driver Found Shot Dead On Freeway Forces Lengthy Closure Of Eastbound Hwy 4 In Pittsburg

Eastbound state Highway 4 in Pittsburg was closed Saturday afternoon because of police activity involving a driver who crashed, apparently after having been fatally shot.

06/20/2015

Two died when a pickup truck rolled over after clipping the back of an SUV near the Byron airport Saturday. (CBS)

Man, Elderly Woman Killed, Several Injured In Crash On Byron Highway In Contra Costa County

Byron Highway has reopened after a fatal crash that left two dead Saturday morning near the Byron Airport in unincorporated Contra Costa County.

06/06/2015

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East Bay Man Wins $1 Million On California Lottery Scratcher Ticket

An East Bay resident won $1 million on a California Lottery ticket purchased in Concord, according to lottery officials.

05/10/2015

Delta Dam

Construction Begins On Emergency Delta Salt Water Barrier

Construction on a $30 million emergency barrier to prevent salt water from entering drinking water supplies began this week in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

05/08/2015

Police and emergency crews at La Finca Restaurant in Bay Point after a trucker plowed into a crowd, killing 1 and injuring 8 people. (CBS)

CoCo County Sheriff Names Suspect Who Allegedly Backed Truck Over 9 People In Bay Point, Killing 1

The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office has identified 21-year-old Martin Bretado-Munoz as the suspect in a collision outside a Bay Point restaurant that killed one person and left eight others injured early Saturday.

05/03/2015

Walnut Creek Accident

Overnight Storm Brings Flooding, Accidents To Bay Area

Overnight rains led to flooding on Bay Area highways and were thought to be the cause of several accidents.

04/25/2015

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