Officials with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said the proper placement of a fire engine at the scene of an overturned vehicle crash Sunday morning saved firefighters’ lives.
At least one person was airlifted to a hospital after two crashes early Sunday morning, one involving a vehicle and Contra Costa County fire truck, on Interstate Highway 80 near Hercules.
A man found sleeping inside a van in an empty parking lot at a Hercules golf course has been arrested after police also found 247 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle.
An evacuation was ordered at 9:51 a.m. in a Hercules neighborhood between North and South Front streets. The gas leak is in the area of San Pablo and Sycamore avenues, county officials said.
A man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a child molestation case that police said took place over the course of a year at a daycare provider in Hercules.
Police say it was a random, brazen home invasion that played out in broad daylight right in front of a neighbor across the street.
One person was killed and one critically injured in an attack in a Hercules home Wednesday afternoon in the city’s first slaying in two years.
Police said a retired Hercules police officer has been arrested and charged with attempted murder for allegedly firing shots at the home of his estranged wife.
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.
A big drug bust exposed an East Bay county’s troubling problem.