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People waiting in line at Contra Costa County Superior Court in Martinez. (CBS)

Massive Backlog In California Courts Leading To Long Delays

Californians seeking a divorce or take care of other legal issues are unable to do so, because of a massive backlog.

05/21/2014

'Charm' the Chihuahua rescued from a freeway median in Contra Costa County is reunited with her family. (Source: Contra Costa County Animal Services)

Chihuahua Found On I-680 Median Reunited With Family In Martinez

A Chihuahua found wandering on the middle of a busy Bay Area freeway has been reunited with her family after being rescued by a CHP officer.

05/15/2014

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Coroner ID’s Victim In Early Morning Crash On I-780

A driver killed in a two-car crash on Interstate Highway 780 in Benicia early this morning has been identified as a 29-year-old Vallejo man.

04/26/2014

Hunter Kilbourn, pit bull victim

10-Year-Old Martinez Pit Bull Victim Has Get-Well Items From Pro Wrestlers Stolen

A Martinez boy who was mauled by pitbull dogs last year has been victimized again after items donated to him from his favorite pro wrestlers were stolen – and then sold on Craigslist – according to a published report.

04/22/2014

Aaron Hern of Martinez (lower left) along with parents Alan and Katherine and sister Abigail. (Hern family photo)

Martinez Boy Wounded In Boston Marathon Bombings Returns To Site; Parents To Race Again

On this one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, a Martinez family has returned to the spot that devastated their lives.

04/15/2014

Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez. (CBS)

El Ceritto Man Gets 12 Years For Killing Jailhouse Nurse With Table Lamp

Thirty-eight-year-old Aaron Nygaard faked a seizure and when Cynthia Palomata rushed to his aid, he hit her head with a metal lamp. Palomata died from the blow later.

04/12/2014

(CBS)

Inmate Found Dead In Martinez Jail cell

An inmate found dead in a cell at Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez on Thursday has been identified as David Bremer, 24, of Alamo.

03/21/2014

Jenna Betti was killed when she was struck by a train in Martinez (Betti Family)

Hundreds Attend Funeral For Teen Killed By Train In Martinez

Dressed in pink and black, hundreds of people packed a Pleasant Hill church Friday morning to remember a 14-year-old girl who was tragically struck and killed by a train in Martinez earlier this week.

03/07/2014

(Credit Claycord.com – Cheryll)

Caught On Camera: Lightning Splits Martinez Tree Cleanly In Half

A neighbor captures the damage on camera after lightning splits a 60-year old redwood.

03/07/2014

(credit: Thinkstock)

Free Ride Ending For Electric-Car Drivers Juicing In Martinez

Electric-car drivers have been charging their cars for free in downtown Martinez, but the free ride is coming to an end. Drivers will have to pay starting Wednesday.

03/04/2014

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