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Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts speaks at a press conference regarding the death of Freddie Gray on April 30, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. It was announced that the van carrying Gray had stopped a second, previously undisclosed, time. Baltimore has seen days of rioting since Gray's death while in police custody.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Baltimore Mayor Fires Ex-Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts Amid Homicide Rise

The Baltimore mayor fired the troubled city’s police commissioner Wednesday, saying that a recent spike in homicide rates weeks after a black man died of injuries in police custody required a change in leadership.

07/08/2015

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Oakland R&B Singer Claims United Flight Attendant Used Racial Slur Before Escorting Her Off Flight

Kehlani’s Twitter account, which initially made the claims, has since been deleted.

07/07/2015

Oakland police officers remove boxes of illegal fireworks from the basement of an Oakland home, July 2, 2015. (CBS)

Police Seize Huge Cache Of Illegal Fireworks In Oakland; 2 Arrested

Police recovered more than $50,000 in illegal fireworks in a raid on an East Oakland home Thursday morning and arrested two suspected fireworks dealers, police said.

07/02/2015

California Highway Patrol officer, CHP

German Shepherd Loose On East Bay Highway Evades CHP Officers For 2 Hours

California Highway Patrol officers spent nearly two hours scrambling to catch a German Shepherd loose on East Bay highways Thursday morning, but the dog evaded officers as it ran onto Berkeley city streets, CHP officials said.

07/02/2015

Lake Temescal, a small reservoir in the Berkeley Hills, in northeastern Oakland, California. (Creative Commons)

Toxic Algae Bloom Closes Popular East Bay Lake To Swimmers, Dogs

Oakland’s Lake Temescal will be closed to swimmers through the Fourth of July weekend because of toxic algae blooms.

07/02/2015

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Billion Dollar Project Will Bring Millions Of Tons Of Coal To Area Next To Bay Bridge Toll Plaza

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — Coal is so polluting that demand for it as an energy source is way down in the U.S. The industry has to increase exports to survive. To do that we’ve learned […]

07/01/2015

Draymond Green (credit: Noah Graham/Getty Images)

Draymond Green Announces He’s A Warrior For The Next 5 Years

Draymond Green is sticking with the Warriors, announcing Wednesday night that he would sign a new contract with Golden State.

07/01/2015

An A's fan was hit in the forehead with a broken bat during a game in Oakland. (Courtesy: Roberta Gonzales)

Dedicated A’s Fan Gets 9 Stitches After Taking Bat To The Face During Game

A dedicated A’s fan received nine stitches after getting hit in the face with a chunk of a broken bat during a game at the Oakland Coliseum.

07/01/2015

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland City Council Opening Extra Seating For Meetings On Judge’s Orders

The Oakland City Council must open upstairs gallery seating for the Tuesday’s meeting after an Alameda County judge issued a temporary restraining order against the city today, a city employee union organizer said.

06/30/2015

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Steph Curry’s Jersey Is More Popular Than LeBron’s

Stephen Curry has surpassed LeBron James for the most popular jersey in the NBA.

06/30/2015

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