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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

Police on the scene of a fatal train crash where a teen girl was killed on the tracks in Martinez. (CBS)

8th Grader’s Dropped Cellphone May Have Led To Deadly Martinez Train Wreck

A 14-year-old girl was fatally struck by a freight train traveling through Martinez Sunday evening, police said. A family friend said she ran back to get her phone and was sucked under the train as it approached.

03/03/2014

railroad crossing

Freight Train Strikes, Kills Person In Martinez

A female was struck and killed by a freight train traveling through Martinez Sunday evening, police said.

03/02/2014

Antioch shooting

Antioch Police Arrest Fleeing DUI Suspect Who Crashed Into Car, Light Pole

A man was arrested for driving under the influence after crashing into a car and light pole and fleeing the scene in Antioch on Friday night.

02/22/2014

The Tesoro Refinery in Martinez (CBS)

Federal Investigators Denied Access By Tesoro Refinery After Chemical Release Burns Workers

Federal investigators looking into last Wednesday’s industrial accident at the Tesoro refinery in Martinez, where two workers were sprayed in the face with sulfuric acid, have been denied access on their attempted return visits.

02/21/2014

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