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In this final chapter of a tragic story involving Larnie Macasieb, the government reversed its denial of her workers’ compensation claim after the death of her husband. After a year of fighting both the United States Postal Service... Read More
After an eight-month investigation prompted by an NBC Bay Area report, local authorities arrested and extradited Gary Wayne Bogle, charging him with 10 felony counts of false impersonation for using his brother's identity... Read More
Rowdy passengers can be a source of frustration for both travelers and airlines, causing delays, diversions, and drama. Disrupting a commercial flight is a serious crime, but as the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit uncovered,... Read More
A San Francisco art dealer will have to spend over a year in prison after attempting to sell a pair of black rhinoceros horns to an undercover federal agent. Lumsden W. Quan, 47, was sentenced Wednesday in a Las Vegas federal... Read More
Phil Kessler owns and operates the Mile High Club, a website that allows airline passengers to brag about their sexual encounters on commercial flights. Kessler says his group has millions of members around the world and maintains... Read More
First widow Larnie Macasieb endured the sudden death of her husband after he sustained a major injury at a postal processing facility. Twice the federal Office of Workers’ Compensation denied her benefits requests. The NBC Bay Area Read More
An oil and gas production company opted to pay $4,351 in additional fines in order to avoid making a "formal" acknowledgement of its failure to report a hazardous chemical leak at one its oil fields in Livermore. Read More
The Chairwoman of California’s Water Resources Control Board says more needs to be done to prepare the state for more severe, long-term droughts that could last 40 to 100 years. In a wide ranging and frank discussion Chairwoman... Read More
Despite the alarming frequency of mass shootings in America, they account for just a small fraction of people killed by guns each year. According to FBI data, mass shootings are responsible for less than 5 percent of all gun deaths... Read More
California Public Utilities Commissioner Mike Florio has apologized for becoming too cozy with PG&E. But new internal PG&E emails obtained by the Investigative Unit show Florio has been tangled in the company’s web for years. These Read More
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