A suspected serial arsonist responsible for setting more than 30 fires in Contra Costa County is in custody. Authorities arrested James William Wilson in Bay Point Tuesday.
Two dogs running through traffic on Highway 4, near Discovery Bay were rescued Monday morning, and authorities are searching for their owners.
Authorities believe a drive-by shooting in Bay Point on Tuesday night that claimed the life of a 19-year-old Concord woman could be related to a fatal shooting on Saturday, a Contra Costa County sheriff’s captain said.
Friends and coworkers of a young father who was shot and killed Saturday on state Highway 4 in unincorporated Pittsburg are reeling from the loss of their cook, who had essentially grown up in their restaurants, coworkers said.
Evacuations are underway in the area of Markleeville, about 30 miles south of Lake Tahoe after a wildfire broke out over the weekend and exploded to first 6,500 acres, and then 9,500 acres by Monday afternoon.
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.
A man leading police on a chase while driving the wrong way on Highway 4 through the East Bay called 911 operators to complain about being chased.
Starting Monday night, Highway 4 will be closed in both directions in Antioch for work on a project to widen the freeway.
Authorities say that five people were killed in a 2-vehicle crash on Hwy 4 east of Stockton Tuesday morning.
A solo car crash shut 2 lanes of state Highway 4 in Pittsburg Sunday afternoon and left at least one person with minor injuries.