NorCal crime spree suspect kills 2 ...

NorCal crime spree suspect kills 2 sheriff deputies

Two sheriff deputies have been killed by a gunman who shot another deputy and 1 civilian in Sacramento & Placer Counties.The suspect was taken into custody at a home in Auburn.
Roy Williams: Academic case 'a pain...

Roy Williams: Academic case 'a pain'

The specter of another NCAA probe has taken its toll on North Carolina coach Roy Williams.
Eric Hosmer's sixth-inning RBI give...

Eric Hosmer's sixth-inning RBI gives Royals 2-1 World Series lead

Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead.
Royals beat Giants 3-2 for 2-1 Worl...

Royals beat Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

The Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead.
Rival offers division title to Pilc...

Rival offers division title to Pilchuck

The Oak Harbor Wildcats, who were scheduled to host Marysville Pilchuck High on Friday night for the Wesco 3A North division title in Washington, have offered to instead accept second place following Friday's fatal shooting at Pilchuck.
PGA impeaches Ted Bishop

PGA impeaches Ted Bishop

Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter.


Royals Shut Down Giants In Game 3, ...

Royals Shut Down Giants In Game 3, Take 2-1 Lead In World Series

Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants is tagged out stealing at second base by Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals during Game Three of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2014 in San Francisco. (Elsa/Getty Images)Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead.
Gunman Fatally Shoots 2 Deputies In...

Gunman Fatally Shoots 2 Deputies In Sacramento, Placer Counties, Suspect Arrested After 6-Hour Manhunt

(CBS Sacramento)A manhunt for a suspected gunman in the killings of two sheriffs deputies from Sacramento and Placer County was apprehended Friday afternoon at an Auburn home.
Caught On Video: Newark Police Offi...

Caught On Video: Newark Police Officers Save Unconscious Woman From Burning Car

Three police officers saved a woman from a burning car that crashed on October 23, 2014. (Newark Police Department)Police officers in Newark are being commended for bravery for saving an unconscious woman trapped in a burning car Thursday evening.
15 Things To Do In The Bay Area ? W...

15 Things To Do In The Bay Area ? Week Of October 26th-November 2nd

Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty ImagesPuppies in costume, learning improve, organic produce, and street performers -- all 15 things to do in the Bay Area, and mostly FREE!
East Bay CHP Officer Accused Of Ste...

East Bay CHP Officer Accused Of Stealing Nude Photos Says It?s ?Game? For Police

CHP Patrol CarAn East Bay California Highway Patrol officer accused of stealing nude photos of a DUI suspect is speaking out, claiming that officers have stolen images for years.
No End In Sight Yet For San Jose Re...

No End In Sight Yet For San Jose Residents With E. Coli-Contaminated Water

Testing WaterSan Jose residents who are dealing with a water contamination problem in their neighborhood still have no end in sight and were still boiling water Friday.


99-square miles of Santa Clara Co. ...

99-square miles of Santa Clara Co. under quarantine after dangerous bug is spotted

A 99-square mile section of Santa Clara County is under quarantine after a potentially harmful bug was detected there. Now an effort is underway to kill it, before it could have fatal consequences for California’s citrus trees.

State and county officials are spraying every citrus tree in a San Jose neighborhood near Kelly Park, after an unwanted pest moved in.

The Asian Citrus Psyllid was found on a half dozen trees there, and as a result 99-square miles in Santa Clara County were been placed under quarantine.

"We're hoping to suppress it and kill any Citrus Psyllid that might be here and keep it from spreading," says Michelle Thom, Deputy Ag Commissioner with Santa Clara County Agriculture.

The bug itself isn't dangerous, but the disease it often carries can be.

It spreads something called Huanglongbing, or citrus greening.

The disease causes trees to produce bitter, misshapen fruit until their eventual death.

Citrus growers say they’re worried.

"We sort of figured it just was a matter of time before it started spreading throughout California," says John Fumia or Airdrome Orchards.

The disease has already hit Florida hard, decimating their fruit and forcing growers to pull out 200,000 acres of trees.

In recent years the state of California has set aside $25 million to try to keep the problem from coming here.

"The bug itself doesn't make us nervous but the bug carrying the disease makes us extremely nervous because like I said, it could wipe out the California citrus industry," says Fumia.

There is no cure for the disease. Thankfully, the actual disease hasn't been spotted here yet, just the bugs. Agriculture officials say they're often brought to a new area by accident.

"We want to try and get the word out to people please do not accept cuttings, trees, anything from anywhere outside the area," says Thom.

They believe with lots of spraying, and an abundance of caution, they can keep these citrus trees healthy.

The disease, citrus greening, has only been detected once in California back in 2012 on a residential property near LA and California growers are hoping to keep it that way.

Suspect in Bally's Gym killing plea...

Suspect in Bally's Gym killing pleads not-guilty

A South San Francisco man pleaded not guilty in a Redwood City courtroom Friday to charges that he fatally beat a fellow gym member with a metal bar, according to prosecutors.

Kenneth Osako, 46, entered the not guilty pleas to charges of murder and use of a deadly weapon in connection with the Sept. 17 killing of 43-year-old Diego Galindo of San Bruno.

Police and prosecutors said Osako saw Galindo at the Bally Total Fitness gym at 180 El Camino Real in South San Francisco around 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 17.

Wielding an 18-inch steel bar used to hold weights, the defendant approached Galindo from behind and struck him in the head with the bar several times before dropping the bar and fleeing, prosecutors said.

Galindo was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he died from his injuries the following day.

Officers arrested Osako the day after the slaying with the aid of a special agent from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Prosecutors said witnesses at the gym did not hear any exchange between Osako and Galindo before the attack. However, two days prior to the killing, the victim apparently jokingly asked the defendant's girlfriend to take a ride on his motorcycle, according to prosecutors.

The motive for the killing remains under investigation.

Osako is set to reappear in court on Nov. 21 to schedule a preliminary hearing date.

Dog killed, 4 injured in house fire

Dog killed, 4 injured in house fire

A dog was killed in a two-alarm house fire in Milpitas early Friday morning that injured four people.

Firefighters responded to a report of a fire in the 2200 block of Farmcrest Street east of Hillcrest Park shortly before 3 a.m., Milpitas emergency services coordinator Sean Simonson said.

The blaze at the two-story home was under control by about 4 a.m., Simonson said.

Fire crews extricated four people from the home, he said.

Of the four people injured in the fire, three of them were sent to a hospital for burns and significant injuries suffered when they were extricated from the home, Simonson said.

Simonson could not confirm if the fourth person was also transported to a hospital or treated on scene and released.

A battalion chief at the scene of the fire confirmed that a dog had perished in the fire, Simonson said.

The fire caused an estimated $375,000 in damage, he said.

San Jose firefighters also assisted crews in extinguishing the fire, according to Simonson.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Golden Gate officials approve finan...

Golden Gate officials approve financing plan including sidewalk access toll

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District's Board of Directors Friday approved a financial plan to reduce its 5- and 10-year deficit projections, including a proposal to charge bicyclists and pedestrians for access to the bridge's sidewalk.

Board members voted 10-9 to keep the sidewalk fee in the plan and 14-5 to approve the entire plan that contains 45 initiatives to raise money or reduce expenses, District spokeswoman Priya David Clemens said.

"The staff has a couple of years to study the plan and present findings to the board," Clemens said.

The initiatives are part of the District's 2014 Strategic Financial Plan to eliminate its $33 million five-year deficit and significantly reduce a 10-year deficit projected to be $210 million.

Approving the 2014 proposed financial plan is not the approval of any one of the 45 initiatives, District official said. That approval will require further analysis and approval by the board's committee process before it goes to the full board for final approval.

Some of the initiatives will require public hearings, District officials said.

Charging pedestrians and bicyclists for sidewalk access are two separate initiatives in the financial plan that will be monitored and updated annually. The plan begins in fiscal year 2015-2016 and ends on June 30, 2025.

Student: Female teacher heroically ...

Student: Female teacher heroically stopped the shooter

A shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Friday afternoon left one victim and the gunman himself dead. Four other victims were hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

The student shooter was allegedly motivated by a spoiled romance

Erick Cervantes is a student at the school who witnessed the shootings, from the events beforehand until the moment the gunman shot himself — after being confronted by a heroic woman, he told KIRO-TV.

Cervantes thought the woman was a "lunch lady" who worked at the school, but she was later identified as a first-year social studies teacher. Cevantes confirmed to Natasha Chen of KIRO-TV that teacher Megan Silberberger was the woman he saw in action.

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“I believe she’s actuality the real hero. She’s the one that intercepted him with the gun. He tried either reloading or tried aiming at her. She tried moving his hand away and he tried shooting and shot himself in the neck,” Cervantes said.

He said the gunshots followed a verbal altercation.

“It started off with an argument, but then I looked back and there was just gunshots and just people falling down,” Cervantes recalled. And immediately after the gunshots, the (woman) intervened, he said.

“She heard the gunshots first and she came in running through the door, right next to it,” he recalled.

Cervantes said there was no prolonged struggle between Silberberger and the gunman.

“It wasn’t (a) wrestle. She just grabbed his arm, and it lasted like two seconds, and I heard another shot. He said it was the shot that killed the gunman with his own weapon.

Google exec sets records with leap ...

Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team, which has been working secretly for years to develop a self-contained commercial spacesuit that would allow people to explore some 20 miles above the Earth's surface.

Friday's success marked a major step forward in that effort, company officials said.

"This has opened up endless possibilities for humans to explore previously seldom visited parts of our stratosphere," Grant Anderson, Paragon president and CEO, said in a statement.

After nearly three years of intense planning, development and training, Eustace began his ascent via a high-altitude, helium-filled balloon just as the sun was rising. It took more than two hours to hit a record altitude of 135,908 feet, from which he separated himself from the balloon and started plummeting back to Earth.

Wearing his specially designed spacesuit, Eustace hit a top velocity of 822 mph during a freefall that lasted 4 1/2 minutes.

Jim Hayhurst, director of competition at the United States Parachute Association, was the jump's official observer. He said Eustace deployed a drogue parachute that gave him incredible stability and control despite the massive Mach 1.23 speed reached during the freefall.

Eustace didn't feel it when he broke the sound barrier, but the ground crew certainly heard the resulting sonic boom, Hayhurst said.

"He just said it was a fabulous view. He was thrilled," Hayhurst said of his conversation with Eustace after he landed.

The supersonic skydive happened with little fanfare, out of the media spotlight, unlike the 2012 attempt by daredevil Felix Baumgartner and the RedBull Stratos team. Baumgartner, who was taken aloft in a capsule with the help of millions of dollars in sponsorships, had set the previous altitude record by jumping from 128,100 feet.

Watching Eustace and his team prepare was historic, said Hayhurst, likening the scene to what it must have been like to watch Ryan Airlines Corp. build the Spirit of St. Louis in the late 1920s.

"This was a bunch of quiet engineers doing the job," he said. "This is a scientific endeavor. This is a stepping stone to space."


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