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Pittsburg

Scene of a fatal crash of a car into a canal in Pittsburg near West Leland and Golf Club roads, April 2, 2014. (CBS)

Driver Killed After Plunge Into Pittsburg Canal Identified As Missing Man

A man found dead inside a car submerged in the Contra Costa Canal in Pittsburg Wednesday morning was reported missing by family members Tuesday night, police said.

04/02/2014

Flames and smoke from a vegetation fire in Pittsburg, March 20, 2014. (CBS)

Small Fire Breaks Out Near 40-Acre Pittsburg Brush Fire That Injured Firefighter

Firefighters in Pittsburg quickly put out a small grass fire Friday morning at the site of a three-alarm brush fire that burned 40 acres and sent a firefighter to the hospital Thursday evening and remained at the scene to watch for flare-ups, a fire captain said.

03/21/2014

Flames and smoke from a vegetation fire in Pittsburg, March 20, 2014. (CBS)

Firefighters Contain Brush Fire Underneath High-Voltage Power Lines In Pittsburg

Firefighters in Pittsburg contained a three-alarm brush fire burning early Thursday evening near power lines at the Pittsburg Power Plant, where 10th Street turns into Willow Pass Road.

03/20/2014

Firefighters douse blazes after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac-Megantic in Canada's Quebec province on July 6, 2013, sparking explosions that engulfed about 30 buildings in fire. At least 80 people are missing after a driverless oil tanker train derailed and exploded in the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic, destroying dozens of buildings, a firefighter back from the scene told AFP. AFP PHOTO / François Laplante-Delagrave (Photo credit should read François Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images)

Explosion Survivor Warns Of Fracked Oil Trains; Newer Safety Regulations Delayed

A woman who lived through one of the deadliest train derailments ever hopes her experience serves as a wake-up call about allowing highly-volatile fracked crude oil to be transported by rail – as has been proposed in the Bay Area.

03/06/2014

Scene of a fatal crash of a stolen pickup truck in Pittsburg, February 28, 2014. (CBS)

Pittsburg Stolen Truck Driver In Crash Killed While Fleeing; Wreck Knocks Out Power

The driver of a stolen car was killed after crashing into power poles in Pittsburg on Thursday night and knocking out power to nearly 1,200 PG&E customers in the surrounding area, police and utility officials said.

02/28/2014

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East Bay Businessman Allegedly Hired Hit Man To Torture Ex-Worker

An Antioch business owner accused of trying to hire a hit man to attack a former employee allegedly plotted to have the man’s genitals and tongue cut off as part of a brutal torture plan, a prosecutor said Thursday.

02/28/2014

Firefighters discovered a marijuana grow operation during a firefight in Pittsburg. (CBS)

Pot Grow Fires Too Dangerous For Contra Costa County Firefighters

Firefighters in Contra Costa County say illegal pot growing operations will be going up in smoke if the homes they are contained in catch fire.

02/20/2014

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Unapproved Pesticide Found In Cactus Sold In Concord, Pittsburg

California health officials are warning people not to eat cactus sold in several stores around the state including in several Bay Area communities because of the presence of unapproved pesticides.

02/17/2014

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Man, Woman Shot In Pittsburg Neighborhood

A man and woman were shot at a residential neighborhood in Pittsburg on Monday night, according to police.

02/04/2014

Firefighters discovered a marijuana grow operation during a firefight in Pittsburg. (CBS)

Pittsburg House Fire Leads To Marijuana Grow Discovery

A two-alarm fire damaged a house in Pittsburg early Friday morning, according to a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District dispatcher.

01/24/2014

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