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CHP officers at the scene of a crash along Highway 4 in Martinez involving a stolen Acura, July 8, 2014. (CHP Oakland)

Stolen Car Driver Leads CHP On Freeway Chase; Crashes Along Highway 4 In Martinez

CHP officers pursued a driver in a stolen car 23 miles from Berkeley to Martinez Tuesday morning before the suspect crashed and surrendered, a CHP officer said.

07/08/2014

Police Shooting

Man Shot By CHP Officer After East Bay Chase Charged With Several Felonies

A man who was shot by a California Highway Patrol officer after leading officers on a chase from Pittsburg to Pacheco last month has gone from the hospital to jail and has been charged with several felonies, a Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman said Monday.

07/07/2014

Concord grass fire

Multiple Contra Costa Fires Keep Crews Busy Friday Night

Firefighters were called to multiple fires throughout Contra Costa County on Friday night as many Fourth of July celebrations were in full swing.

07/05/2014

Police Shooting

CHP Officer Shoots Suspect After Car Chase In Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County Sheriff’s office spokesman Jimmy Lee said the shooting occurred on 4600 block of Pacheco Boulevard in Martinez.

06/29/2014

Joseph Andrew Martin, a teacher at Woodside Elementary School in Concord, is accused of sexually abusing 11 current and former students. (CBS)

Teens Testify In Martinez Court Against Former Concord Teacher On Trial For Molestation

Two 14-year-old boys testified in a Martinez courtroom Tuesday that their former teacher at Concord’s Woodside Elementary School put his hand down their shirts and fondled them during class and after-school hangouts.

06/24/2014

Joseph Andrew Martin, a teacher at Woodside Elementary School in Concord, is accused of sexually abusing 11 current and former students. (CBS)

Trial Begins Against Concord Elementary School Teacher Accused Of Molesting 14 Students

Joseph Martin, 46, is on trial in Contra Costa County Superior Court for 150 counts of sexual abuse of former students at Woodside Elementary School.

06/23/2014

gun, crime, armed robbery, generic,

Gun Owner ‘Stood His Ground,’ Jury Agrees: Shooting Teen Was Not A Crime

A jury has found an Antioch gun owner not guilty in a landmark “Stand Your Ground” case happening exactly eight months to the day after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Florida.

06/23/2014

Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza in Martinez, California. (CBS)

Four Women Sue Papa Murphy’s Restaurant In Martinez After Being Secretly Videotaped

The women claim they were secretly videotaped in the restaurant’s unisex restroom by their former boss, who hid a camera in a cardboard box.

06/18/2014

A traveler undergoes an enhanced pat down by a Transportation Security Administration agent at the Denver International Airport on November 22, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. (John Moore/Getty Images)

TSA Pre-Check Enrollment Expands In The East Bay For Airline Passengers

An enrollment center for a program to expedite screenings by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is now open in Oakland.

06/11/2014

SANTA BARBARA, CA - MAY 24: Flowers and a poem are placed at one of several crime scenes on May 24, 2014 in Santa Barbara, California. A mentally disturbed 22-year-old man sprayed bullets from his car in the Southern California college town of Isla Vista, killing seven people. (Photo by Spencer Weiner/Getty Images)

Father Of Student Killed In Isla Vista Killing Rampage Meets With Shooter’s Father

The father of a college student who was gunned down in the May 23 rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara has met privately with the father of his son’s killer.

06/01/2014

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