During the COVID pandemic, according to a new CDC report, the United States has set a record when it comes to overdose deaths. Juliette Goodrich reports. (5-13-21)

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COVID Lockdown Stress Leads to Spike in Opioid Overdose DeathsDuring the COVID pandemic, according to a new CDC report, the United States has set a record when it comes to overdose deaths. Juliette Goodrich reports. (5-13-21)
Officials Ponder Easing Indoor Mask Requirements in Wake of New CDC GuidanceThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that fully-vaccinated Americans could dispense with wearing masks in most settings. Maria Medina reports. (5-13-21)
Tree-Climbing Bear Safely Departs Downtown San Anselmo BackyardA bear that was perched in a tree in the backyard of a home on San Anselmo's Tamalpais Avenue has come down on its own and has left the neighborhood. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-13-21)
San Francisco High Schools Required To Wear Masks While Playing Indoor SportsWhile mask restrictions slowly loosen in the Bay Area, some Bay Area high school athletes are playing by a stricter set of rules. Dennis O'Donnell profiles San Francisco's St. Ignatius boys basketball team wearing masks during games.
San Jose Jewelry Story Smash-and-Grab Caught on CameraA frightening, smash and grab jewelry store robbery by armed thieves was caught on video. Three suspects have been arrested, according to San Jose police. (5-13-21)
Bear Climbs Tree Near Downtown San AnselmoAuthorities in San Anselmo were asking residents to avoid an area of Tamalpais Avenue after confirmed reports of a bear in a tree Thursday afternoon. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-13-21)
Coronavirus Update: Solano County Remains Stuck in Red TierSolano County is the only county in the Bay Area still stuck in the red tier. Wilson Walker reports. (5-13-21)
Local FBI Agents Encourage Oakland Victims to Step ForwardOn the heels of a public campaign encouraging victims of hate crimes to come forward and report them, the FBI on Thursday focused efforts in Oakland. Allen Martin reports. (5-13-21)
Thursday Evening Pinpoint ForecastMay gray along the coast, sunny and warm inland. Sound familiar? Yep, just another normal spring day in the Bay Area, says meteorologist Darren Peck. (5-13-21)
Missing Landscaper Found Dead in San RafaelSan Rafael police arrested a landscaper after his 42-year-old co-worker was found dead in San Rafael. Juliette Goodrich reports. (5-13-21)
CDC Says Vaccinated People May Go Without Masks in Most Indoor SettingsThe CDC on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people. Andria Borba reports. (5-13-21)
Concord Church Sanctuary, Offices Spared in 2-Alarm FireKiet Do reports on a vacant building in a Concord church complex being destroyed by a two-alarm fire (5-13-2021)
CDC: Vaccinated People Can Go Without Masks In Most Indoor SettingsAnne Makovec reports on the CDC announcing more relaxed masking guidelines for those who have received the COVID vaccine (5-13-2021)
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Raw Video: Pittsburg Neighborhood Drive-By ShootingsPittsburg police have released surveillance video of two shooting incidents in an appeal to the community for help finding the suspects. Video from Pittsburg Police Dept. (5/13/21)
Fire Burns Concord Church of the NazareneA two-alarm fire was burning at the Christ Community Church of the Nazarene on Ashbury Ave. in Concord Thursday morning. Kiet Do reports. (5/13/21)
COVID Recovery: Growing Number Of Bay Area Schools, Colleges Plan On In-Person GraduationsWith restrictions loosening as COVID-19 cases continue to drop, a growing number of schools and colleges are opting to hold in-person graduation ceremonies with limited attendance. Maria Medina reports. (5/12/21)
Suspects Arrested For Bloody Vandalism Of Derek Chauvin Defense Witness’ Former Santa Rosa HomeThree people have been arrested for vandalizing the former home of an expert witness in the Derek Chauvin trial with pig's blood last month. Andrea Nakano reports. (5/12/21)
Bystanders Help Nab Suspect In Robbery, Beating Of Elderly Asian Woman Near San Francisco's JapantownTwo bystanders are being praised for jumping into action when they helped corner a suspect who assaulted an elderly Asian woman in San Francisco's Japantown on Tuesday. Betty Yu reports. (5/12/21)
COVID Recovery: Muni Metro Trains Set To Resume ServiceFor the first time since the start of the pandemic, service on San Francisco's Muni Metro will resume. Gianna Franco offers a preview of what riders should expect. (5/12/21)
COVID: Newsom Says California May Lift Mask Mandate Mid-JuneGov. Gavin Newsom told a reporter the state would stop requiring people to wear masks in almost all circumstances on June 15. KPIX 5 reporter John Ramos talks to Bay Area residents who are raising questions about the governor's timing on lifting the mask mandate. (5/12/21)
COVID Recovery: As Pandemic Eases, Concerns About Inflation EmergeEconomists say as we turn the corner on the pandemic, prices for gas, groceries and other goods are going up, raising the specter of inflation. Devin Fehely reports. (5/12/21)
San Jose Ordinance Could Set Hefty Fines For FireworksLen Ramirez reports on San Jose passing a strict new ordinance to crack down on illegal fireworks (5-12-2021)
KPIX 5 Pinpoint Weather ForecastPaul Heggen says fog will spread cooler temperatures across the region, though inland area will stay warm (5-12-2021)

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