Hercules

Chief Charles Hanley of the Rodeo Hercules Fire Protection District. (CBS)

East Bay Fire Chief Says $380,000 In Salary, Benefits Is ‘Outrageous,’ Wants Department Eliminated

Chief Charles Hanley of the Rodeo-Hercules Fire District made about $177,000 a year in salary. But including retirement benefits, his total compensation comes out to roughly $380,000.

11/12/2014

Drugs recovered during Operation Road Trip (CBS)

$18M Meth Bust Reveals Contra Costa County As A Hub For Drug Dealers

A big drug bust exposed an East Bay county’s troubling problem.

11/06/2014

Halloween Candy with a Pumpkin

Hercules Parent Finds Bag Of Methamphetamine Among Daughter’s Halloween Candy

A parent in Hercules made a startling discovery Monday when he found a small bag of methamphetamine among his daughter’s Halloween candy, a police sergeant said.

11/03/2014

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Elderly Man Attacked By Teens In Hercules Park

An elderly man was attacked and robbed by two teenage suspects while walking in a Hercules park Tuesday morning, according to police.

10/21/2014

Downtown Napa damage from the South Napa quake. (CBS)

6.0 Magnitude Bay Area Earthquake Caught On Tape

The 6.0 magnitude quake that struck the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday morning, triggering widespread power outages, gas line ruptures, water main breaks and severely damaging historic buildings in downtown Napa was caught on tape by many security cameras.

08/24/2014

Web site image of San Francisco-based Craigslist.

San Francisco Man Arrested For Alleged Craigslist Rental Scam With Recently Sold Hercules Home

A 21-year-old San Francisco man has been arrested for allegedly setting up a Craigslist rental scam for a Hercules home that was sold earlier this week, police said Wednesday.

08/06/2014

Bay Area Mugshots

2012 Hercules Murder, West Coast Crime Spree Suspect Accused Of Attempting Jail Escape

A man accused of slaying of a retired San Francisco Bay area schoolteacher attempted an escape from jail by trying to carve his way out of a cell window, Contra Costa County prosecutors said.

07/22/2014

railroad crossing

Man Escapes Before Train Hits His Car At Pinole Railroad Crossing

A man escaped injury Friday night after his car was struck by an Amtrak train near a Pinole railroad crossing.

06/28/2014

Jewlyes Gutierrez (SF LGBT Pride Celebration Committee)

Bullied Hercules Transgender Teen Jewlyes Gutierrez Among Grand Marshals At SF Pride Parade

A transgender teenager from Hercules who defended herself against schoolyard bullies will be honored as one of the grand marshals at the Pride Parade in San Francisco Sunday.

06/27/2014

Hercules City Hall. (CBS)

Former City Manager Embroiled In Hercules’ Financial Meltdown Found Dead

Former Hercules City Manager Nelson Oliva, who resigned in 2011 amidst the city’s deepening financial struggles, has died, according to city officials.

05/28/2014

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