Santa Clara County

San Jose Cop Arraigned

San Jose Police Officer Arraigned On Marijuana Possession Charges With Intent To Sell

A San Jose police officer faces nearly four years in jail if convicted on charges of marijuana possession with intent to sell after being arraigned Friday afternoon.

04/24/2015

Scene of a collision between a tow truck and a VTA bus at Santa Theresa Blvd. and Cottle Road in San Jose, April 24, 2015.

2 Toddlers Injured When Tow Truck Collides With VTA Bus In San Jose

A tow truck with two young children inside ran into the back of a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus in San Jose Friday morning, according to a VTA spokeswoman.

04/24/2015

Students raise glasses of beer in a toast (Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)

Silicon Valley Leads California In Binge Drinking

The Bay Area is hitting the bottle hard. Binge drinking has shot up over the past decade with several counties well above the state average, and the tech boom might have something to do with it.

04/23/2015

Alexander Nejat, Katherine Stump (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

Tri-Valley Couple Accused Of Robbing, Kidnapping Online Ad Responder; More Victims Believed

A couple from the Tri-Valley area have been arrested for allegedly robbing and kidnapping a man in Cupertino who responded to an online advertisement, and investigators believe there may be other victims.

04/23/2015

New York Police Department (NYPD) Sergeant Joseph Freer demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

San Jose Looks At Testing Body Cameras For Police

San Jose police could soon be testing body worn cameras again after two previous roll outs never got beyond the pilot stage.

04/14/2015

Andrew Butler (San Jose Police Dept.)

Man Allegedly Kills Girlfriend In Front Of Her Children While She’s Behind Wheel In San Jose

A man in the passenger seat of a car allegedly shot dead his girlfriend while she was behind the wheel in San Jose – and in front of the couple’s baby and the woman’s teenage daughter – according to police and family members.

04/10/2015

Johnell Carter (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

Family Allegedly Helped Suspected Child Molester Evade Police After Escape From San Jose

A Santa Clara County jail inmate who escaped from a San Jose hospital last month was driven by his brother to a bus station in Reno, Nevada, and made it to Mississippi before he was captured while fleeing from a residence on Tuesday, U.S. Marshals Service officials announced Wednesday.

04/08/2015

A screenshot of the YouTube Kids app download page. (CBS)

Google’s YouTube Kids App Accused Of Targeting Children With Ads; Consumer Groups File Claim

Google launched YouTube Kids, their kid-friendly app, in February to much fanfare, but consumer and child advocacy groups are now filing a complaint against the app with the Federal Trade Commission, claiming they illegally target kids with ads.

04/07/2015

Desalination Plant

South Bay Politician Wants To Consider Desalinating Water Despite Environmental Concerns

Despite environmental concerns, the president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors says cities and counties should seriously consider using desalination technology to supply desperately needed drinking water.

04/06/2015

George Shirakawa

Disgraced Former Santa Clara Co. Supervisor Shirakawa Sentenced To Community Service On Fraud Charges

A Superior Court judge sentenced disgraced former Santa Clara County Superivsor George Shirakawa to 45 days community service for sending out a fraudulent campaign mailer in 2010.

04/03/2015

more