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UPDATE: Lockdown Of Hercules Neighborhood Lockdown Due To Police Activity Lifted

HERCULES (CBS SF) — Contra Costa County authorities have lifted a lockdown in the community of Hercules Wednesday night that was prompted due to police activity. “An All Clear has been issued for the lockdown in Hercules. The area has been cleared and it is safe to resume normal activities,” a post on the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office Community Warning System website said after 8:30 p.m. Earlier, police advised residents in the in the Trees neighborhood near Redwood Road and Lupine Road to stay indoors. Authorities issued an alert shortly before 5:30 p.m., advising people in the area to lockdown in the nearest place of safety. Additional details about what prompted the lockdown were not immediately available Wednesday night.
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'Jeopardy!' champ Amy Schneider's win streak ends

It's game over for Amy Schneider. The 42-year-old "Jeopardy!" contestant's win streak came to an end on Wednesday night after she clenched 40 consecutive victories, putting her a No. 2 on the show's all-time consecutive winner list. During Wednesday night's episode, the Oakland, California engineering manager was bested by Chicago...

Former AME Zion Bishop Charged In Fraud Scheme Targeting Bay Area Congregations

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A former bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church was arrested along with his alleged co-conspirator Tuesday by federal authorities in connection with a fraud scheme that left congregations in Oakland, San Jose and Palo Alto burdened with massive mortgage debts. U.S. Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and FBI Special Agent in Charge Craig D. Fair said that Staccato Powell and Sheila Quintana made their initial federal court appearances after their Tuesday arrest on conspiracy, wire fraud and mail fraud charges. “It was a massive scheme to defraud the membership of that property,” the Rev. Jeff Moore...
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At least one dead in Richmond-San Rafael bridge collision

At least one person died Wednesday after a collision involving a small car and a big-rig truck closed Interstate 580 lanes on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, authorities said. Just after 6:55 p.m., California Highway Patrol officers responded to reports of the collision and a related fire in eastbound lanes at the bridge’s midspan.

Amy Schneider's historic winning streak is over

After 40 consecutive wins, Amy Schneider's Jeopardy! run has come to an end. During her time on the quiz show, Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California, won roughly $1.4 million in prize money and became the second-longest running champ in Jeopardy! history. "It's still a little hard to believe," Schneider said about her streak. "It's something that I'm going to be remembered for, and that's pretty great."

Fatal crash on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

(KRON) – A fatal crash on I-580 Richmond-San Rafael Bridge forced eastbound lanes to close, according to CHP Marin. The incident was reported around 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night. Around 8:40 p.m. CHP Marin tweeted that one lane reopened. They later confirmed that the lane was only opened to let cars off the bridge that were […]