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Screenshot of Silk Road, a black market marketplace of drugs and other illegal services. The website has been closed after the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht in San Francisco on October 1, 2013. (CBS)

More Arrests After Alleged Silk Road Kingpin Nabbed In San Francisco

Authorities in Britain, Sweden, and the United States have arrested eight more people following last week’s closure of Silk Road, a notorious black market website which helped dealers to sell drugs under the cloak of anonymity.

10/08/2013

Ross Ulbricht (LinkedIn)

SF Bail Hearing Postponed For Accused Online Drug Kingpin

A man accused of running a billion-dollar online drug bazaar known as Silk Road appeared briefly in federal court in San Francisco Friday, but at the request of his defense attorney, his detention hearing was postponed until next week.

10/04/2013

Ross William Ulbricht of San Francisco during an interview on YouTube. Ulbricht is accused of running the Silk Road, a black market website where people bought and sold illegal drugs and services. (YouTube / CBS)

Witnesses Describe Dramatic Arrest Of Alleged Drug Kingpin Inside SF Library

The dramatic arrest inside a San Francisco public library of a man accused of running an underground drug website has become the talk of the neighborhood.

10/03/2013

Ross Ulbricht (LinkedIn)

Alleged SF Online Drug Kingpin Also Accused Of Seeking Murders-For-Hire

A man who was arrested at the Glen Park library in San Francisco on Tuesday on charges of running a billion-dollar online drug market is also accused of seeking two murders-for-hire in January and March of this year to protect his empire.

10/03/2013

Ross William Ulbricht (CBS/YouTube)

Feds Arrest Alleged Online Drug Kingpin At San Francisco Public Library Computer

A hidden website operated by a San Francisco man became a vast black market bazaar that brokered $1.2 billion in transactions for illegal drugs and services, according to court papers made public on Wednesday.

10/02/2013

San Francisco Public Library. (CBS)

Man Faces Assault Charges For Chair Attack At San Francisco Main Library

A 25-year-old man is facing assault charges for an unprovoked attack on another patron at San Francisco’s main library branch on Wednesday.

09/13/2013

Police handcuffs, generic crime

Man Arrested For Chair Attack At San Francisco Main Library

A man was arrested after allegedly hitting another man with a chair as he sat at a computer terminal at the San Francisco Main Library on Wednesday afternoon, a police spokeswoman said Thursday.

09/12/2013

Police Sirens

Suspicious Package Prompts SF Library Evacuation, School Lockdown

A suspicious package near the San Francisco Public Library Excelsior branch prompted an evacuation and a lockdown at a nearby elementary school Thursday afternoon, a police spokesman said.

04/25/2013

People view computer monitors at a public library. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

SF Library Installs Computer Privacy Screens For More Discreet Porn Watching

In response to complaints about San Francisco Public Library visitors openly viewing explicit content, including pornography, the main branch has installed plastic screens to block monitors from people nearby.

07/25/2012

The book "American Cooking: Creole and Acadian" by Peter Feibleman was returned to the Presidio Branch library on June 1, 2012. It was originally due on November 27, 1974. (San Francisco Public Library)

Cookbook Returned To SF Library Branch More Than 37 Years Overdue

A Creole cookbook was returned to the San Francisco Public Library on Friday, more than 37 years overdue.

06/01/2012

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