UPDATE: Big Rig Driver Killed After Side-Swiping Vehicle, Overturning Near ByronA collision between a big rig and another vehicle just south of Byron Thursday morning caused the big rig to overturn, killing the driver, the California Highway Patrol reported.
West Nile Infested Mosquitoes Discovered Near Byron; First 2020 Detection In Contra Costa CountyMosquitoes trapped earlier this week near Byron have tested positive for West Nile virus, Contra Costa County vector control officials said.
Vasco Road Reopens After Multi-Vehicle Big Rig Crash Kills 1 PersonAt least one person has been killed in a multi-vehicle crash on winding and heavily-traveled Vasco Road in eastern Contra Costa County, authorities said. 
Brush Fire In Byron Burns 2 Buildings, Mobile HomeFire crews appeared to be making progress containing a brush fire in the small unincorporated Contra Costa town of Byron Wednesday that spread to three structures, according to authorities.
Skydiving Plane in Deadly Hawaii Crash Had Scary Bay Area Mishap in 2016A skydiving plane that crashed in Hawaii, killing 11 people, was involved in a terrifying midair incident three years ago in Northern California.
Officer, Deputy Fatally Shoot Dog After Suspect Foot Chase In OakleyPolice and Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a dog while detaining a mail-theft suspect who had led them on a pursuit that started in the unincorporated area of Byron on Monday morning.
Wind-Driven Wildfires Near Byron 85% ContainedA series of wind-driven fires burning in eastern Alameda and Contra Costa counties since Wednesday afternoon are 85 percent contained as of Thursday morning.
7 Wind-Whipped Fires In Altamont Area Burn 500 AcresAlameda County fire officials confirm crews are responding to seven growing grass fires in Byron near Mountain House Road and Grantline Road in the Altamont area near Byron.
Danville Woman Found Dead In Byron Last Week Died Of Gunshot WoundA 37-year-old Danville woman who was found dead last week near the unincorporated Contra Costa County community of Byron died of a gunshot wound, county sheriff's officials said Monday.
Body Of San Francisco Woman Found Dumped On Rural East Bay RoadAuthorities in Contra Costa County are investigating a homicide after a woman's body was found dumped on the side of a dirt road on Camino Diablo in Byron.
Contra Costa Sheriff Deputies Shoot, Kill Suspected Child Molester During Standoff In ByronA man facing child molestation charges was fatally shot by Contra Costa County sheriff's deputies Friday morning after a standoff that began late Thursday night.