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2 Oakland Officers Relieved of Police Powers in Connection With Fatal Sideshow-Related Crash

Two Oakland police officers were relieved of police powers this week amid an investigation into a fatal sideshow-related crash over the weekend, Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said Wednesday. "We identified potential misconduct, very serious potential misconduct in our investigation," Armstrong said Wednesday evening during a short press conference. The chief...
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MLB world upset about missed call in Aaron Judge at-bat

In his at-bat in the third inning of Tuesday’s game against the Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge struck out. One of the strikes caused something of an uproar. Judge offered at the first and third strike of the at-bat against Frankie Montas. So, there was no...

Police investigate if Oakland officers violated chase protocol before fatal sideshow crash

OAKLAND -- Police in Oakland on Wednesday said two officers who were investigating a fatal sideshow crash over the weekend may have violated the department's pursuit protocol.Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong had already announced Monday that the two officers were on administrative leave, but did not provide any details on why they were placed on leave.On Wednesday, Armstrong held another briefing, noting that some of the details of the investigation had leaked to the public and that he had additional information to share. Armstrong said investigators are looking into whether the officers violated policy when they pursued a...

Pleasanton man opens fire on men trying to steal his SUV

PLEASANTON, Calif. - Two men tried to steal an SUV in Pleasanton early Tuesday morning, leading the owner to open fire at them, after he was pepper-sprayed and said he heard a shot fired at him first, police said. "It's like the wild wild West," said Jeffrey McFadden, who was...

Sonny Barger, famed Hell’s Angel and bestselling author, has died of cancer at 83

Oakland – Sonny Barger, a renowned founding member of Hell’s Angels, who rode the country by motorcycle, wrote bestselling books, fought the law and won on multiple occasions, and advocated against smoking after his throat cancer diagnosis , he died at the age of 83. Berger’s death was...

UPDATE: 3 victims killed in Brentwood Amtrak train crash identified

BRENTWOOD -- An Amtrak train running through unincorporated Brentwood smashed into a car containing five people Sunday afternoon at a private crossing with no gates, killing three and leaving an adult and a child hospitalized with "major injuries."East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District public information officer Steve Aubert said the call came in at 1:01 p.m. The tracks are owned by BNSF Railway. The collision occurred in the 3000 block of Orwood Road on a dirt road."It's not uncommon that we've had accidents at that crossing," Aubert said.The train stopped shortly after the collision. None of the 85 people...

Oakland School Board votes against reversal of school closures

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — The Oakland School Board will go forward with its original plan to close several schools. On Wednesday, the board voted against a resolution to reverse the initial decision which is when some outraged parents began yelling at the board members. The meeting had to be called to recess because of all […]

Trans woman from India can live her authentic life in the Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) - The journey to find your authentic self brought Aishani Majumdar halfway around the world as an immigrant from India who wanted to live in a place where she could find love and celebrate her South Asian heritage while also acknowledging her queer identity. "I felt like I had landed in a land of freedom and so it was all up from here. That's the look I have in my eyes," Majumdar told KPIX 5 when looking back at photos of her college years in the Bay Area. "Since I knew the culture would never be proud of...

Stockton Police Release New Video, Hoping To Crack 2017 Homicide Cold Case

STOCKTON (CBS13) – The Stockton Police Department has released new surveillance video evidence in hopes of cracking a homicide case that happened almost five years ago. On June 28, 2017, Stockton police officers responded to a call reporting a shooting near Valverde Park in Stockton. According to the Stockton Police Department, the officers arrived at the scene shortly after being called to find Ramon Concha Jr. suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The video released Tuesday shows two unidentified suspects getting in and out of their vehicles which are described as a mid-2000s gold Nissan Murano and a late 2000’s to early 2010’s dark Honda Ridgeline with a silver roof rack. Police have not said why the video has not been released until now.
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‘A really great experience’: Berkeley resident appears on ‘Jeopardy!’

For Megan Wachspress, the thrill of competition and demonstrating her long-standing love of all things trivia highlighted her six-episode “Jeopardy!” appearance. A staff attorney at the Beyond Coal Campaign with the Sierra Club and former UC Berkeley doctoral student currently living in Berkeley, Wachspress said she has been a trivia fan for much of her life. She recalled the days of dragging her landline telephone to the small television in her kitchen to compete against her friend over the phone as they watched “Jeopardy!” every evening.

Police shoot, injure suspect in Vallejo after chase starting in Fairfield

VALLEJO -- Fairfield police shot and injured a suspect after he fired multiple shots at officers during and after a pursuit that ended in Vallejo late Sunday, when the tires of suspect's vehicle were punctured by a spike strip. The suspect, Patrick Hall, is expected to survive being shot, according to a news release from Fairfield police shared at 3:51 a.m. Monday. The pursuit began after officers attempted a traffic stop on Hall's vehicle about 10 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Texas Street. Hall failed to stop and led officers on a pursuit, during which he fired...

Oakland man arrested after fatal sideshow-related crash; 2 OPD officers under investigation

OAKLAND -- Police in Oakland are investigating what appeared to be a fatal sideshow-related collision early Sunday morning that also involved two officers being placed on administrative leave in connection with the case.Oakland Police Chief Chief LeRonne Armstrong on Monday afternoon announced that two officers who were involved in the case have been placed on administrative leave as their actions come under scrutiny."We want to thoroughly investigate our involvement, I think it's important that we make sure that whatever involvement we had with this incident that we fully investigate that to make sure our officers were following policy, following laws,"...