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Credit Card Skimmers Found On Walnut Creek Gas Station Pumps

The Walnut Creek Police Department has recommended drivers who filled up at two gas stations earlier this week keep close tabs on their financial accounts, after skimming devices were found attached to credit card readers at the pumps.


A taxicab crashed into an unoccupied home on the 1200 block of Claiborne Street in Walnut Creek on May 7, 2013. The driver suffered minor injures in the crash. (CBS)

Taxicab Crashes Into Walnut Creek Home, Driver Injured

A taxi driver veered off of a roadway and into an unoccupied house in Walnut Creek Tuesday afternoon, according to a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District dispatcher.


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Walnut Creek Water Polo Coach Accused Of Sex Crimes Against Minor

An assistant water polo coach at a Walnut Creek high school has been arrested and charged with nine sexual assault felonies against a minor, authorities said.


Surveillance photo of 'Button-Down Bandit' (photo courtesy FBI)

FBI Needs Public’s Help To Find East Bay Bank Robber Known As “Button-Down Bandit”

The ‘button-down bandit’ is sought for two bank robberies in March.


Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, (inset) Christopher Lacy ( Costa Co. Sheriff's Office)

Investigation Fails To Uncover Motive For Fatal I-680 Shooting Of CHP Officer

Authorities say they will never know what drove a man to fatally shoot a California Highway Patrol officer during a freeway traffic stop.


Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, (inset) Christopher Lacy ( Costa Co. Sheriff's Office)

Details Emerge About Man Who Shot CHP Officer On I-680 Near Alamo

An investigation into the shooting death of a California Highway Patrol officer on Interstate Highway 680 near Alamo last September found that the shooter was mentally troubled and pro-guns.


Massoud Ardalan and his wife Homeira claimed a $33 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot on March 8, 2013. The ticket was sold at a gas station in Walnut Creek. (California Lottery)

Couple Claims $33 Million SuperLotto Jackpot Sold In Walnut Creek

An out-of-work Bay Area man and his wife, a hairstylist, came forward Friday to claim a $33 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot, California Lottery officials said.


A man buys a lottery ticket. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

SuperLotto Ticket Worth $33 Million Sold In Walnut Creek

A $33 million jackpot is waiting to be claimed by someone who purchased a winning SuperLotto Plus ticket in Walnut Creek, state lottery officials announced Thursday.


Jefferson Award winners Corinne Hindes and Katrine Kirsebom (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winning Teens Team Up To Bring Warmth To East Bay Homeless

Ever wonder what happens to the piles of clothes and gear that get lost on the ski slopes? Two Walnut Creek teenagers came up with an idea that snowballed.


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5 Elderly Residents Displaced In Walnut Creek Care Home Fire

Five elderly residents of a small care facility in Walnut Creek were displaced by a kitchen fire that filled the house with smoke and sent one of the residents to the hospital Monday night, fire officials said.