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Martinez

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

John A. Davis Juvenile Hall in Martinez (Contra Costa County website)

Feds Join Lawsuit Over Kids Placed In Solitary Confinement At Martinez Juvenile Hall

The U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education have filed statements, in a lawsuit over the treatment of young people with mental disabilities at Juvenile Hall in Contra Costa County.

02/19/2014

The Tesoro Refinery in Martinez (CBS)

Acid Leak Forces Medical Airlift Of 2 Martinez Refinery Workers

Two workers at the Tesoro Refinery in Martinez were airlifted to the hospital early Wednesday morning after an industrial accident.

02/12/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Man Beaten With Guitar At North Concord/Martinez BART Station

Police are attempting to locate a suspect who beat a man with a guitar at the North Concord/Martinez BART station on Wednesday evening, a BART police lieutenant said.

01/24/2014

Sky Oleary. (Bay City News)

Walnut Creek Man Arrested For Allegedly Meeting Minor For Sex

A Walnut Creek man was arrested in Martinez on Tuesday after he allegedly tried to meet a teenage girl for sex, police said.

11/27/2013

John Muir

John Muir’s Giant Sequoia Successfully Cloned

Efforts to clone a 130-year-old giant sequoia planted by naturalist John Muir on his Martinez property have been successful.

11/05/2013

A pit bull dog. (CBS)

Antioch Pit Bulls Involved In Mauling Of Boy To Be Euthanized

Two pit bulls involved in the mauling of a 10-year-old boy in Antioch last month will be humanely euthanized, a city appeals board ruled Thursday afternoon.

09/27/2013

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