<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Sat, 23 May 2015 06:37:38 -0700 Sat, 23 May 2015 06:37:38 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[New in the Whole Foods Meat Case: Rabbits]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 18:14:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/main16.jpg
Consumer demand for rabbit meat and the welfare of the rabbits may not be what Whole Foods has suggested.
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<![CDATA[Funeral for Dean in Amtrak Wreck]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 19:45:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/derrick+griffith+funeral.jpg
Friends, family and students packed into a Bronx church Friday evening to mourn the CUNY dean who was killed in last week's deadly Amtrak derailment. Outside the Community Protestant Church on Gun Hill...]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Cops Escort Girls to Dance]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 00:50:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/daddy-daughter-dance.jpg
Many of the girls who attended the Chicago Police Department's first-ever "Daddy Daughter Dance" Friday night hail from neighborhoods where poverty and violence leave little for celebration.

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<![CDATA[Vets Rescuing Oil-Soaked Pelicans]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 02:48:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/228*120/5-22-15-Pelican.JPG
There's no guarantee they will survive, but this could be their only shot.]]>
<![CDATA[Wag, On-Demand Dog Walking App, Launches in SF]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 23:47:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0522-2015-WagApp.jpg
It seems like there's an on-demand app for everything these days.

Photo Credit: Wag]]>
<![CDATA[Elderly Woman Brutally Attacked in SF Dies: Family]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 18:01:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0520-2015-SFvictim.jpg
A 77-year-old grandmother who police say was brutally beaten in the head as she got off a Muni bus in San Francisco earlier this month passed away Friday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[No Injuries After Prius Plunges Into Pool: Police]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 21:21:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0522-2015-PriusPool.jpg
Police said no one was hurt when a Toyota Prius plowed down a driveway and through a fence before plunging into a pool on Thursday afternoon in Mill Valley.

Photo Credit: Mill Valley Fire Department]]>
<![CDATA["Victory Parade" Police Pursuit]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 00:16:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/194*120/5-22-15_Citizen_Arrest.JPG
A bizarre slow-speed chase of a man in a convertible Ford Mustang ended peacefully Friday when a man stepped into traffic and in front of the car and stopped it, forcing the driver to surrender. The man in the...]]>
<![CDATA[More Than 1 Involved in DC Murders]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 05:06:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/wint+mugshot.jpg
Three members of a D.C. family — and their housekeeper — were held overnight by more than one person before they were slain in their home last week, according to new court documents filed Friday afternoon.

Photo Credit: AP
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<![CDATA[50M Gallons of Water Lost After Dam Destroyed]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 23:27:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0522-2015-FremontDam2.jpg
Fremont police are trying to figure out who deflated a rubber dam on Alameda Creek Thursday morning, letting nearly 50 million gallons of drinking water flow out to the San Francisco Bay.

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<![CDATA[Man Convicted in '70 Murder Free]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 15:49:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/052215+prince+johnson.jpg
A man convicted in a fatal robbery of a ice cream truck driver in Coconut Grove, Florida, more than 40 years ago when he was just a teen is a free man. Prince Johnson has been in prison since he was 16...]]>
<![CDATA[Thousands Fly "Home to Vote" For Ireland Gay Marriage Referendum]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP574120519370.jpg
Voters went to the polls in Ireland Friday on whether to allow gay marriage in a referendum that has seen thousands of citizens travel home from overseas in order to take part. Mark Matthews reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Cops Trained to Interact With Vets]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 20:09:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vets+training+white+plains.jpg
Lives are being changed for returning combat veterans, thanks to one idea hatched by a former first responder six years ago in White Plains, New York. "Education has been my best weapon, I think, to help...]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Indicted in Mattress Murder]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 16:30:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hotel+garden+inn+death.jpg
A 31-year-old woman was indicted Friday on murder and robbery charges in the death of a 28-year-old man found bloodied and unconscious under a mattress at a midtown Manhattan hotel blocks from the Empire...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Sleeping Cop Suspended Without Pay]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 15:17:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sleeping-cop-1.jpg
A Chicago police officer seen in a viral video apparently sleeping inside a squad car was suspended for five days without pay, a department spokesperson confirmed. "This incident is unacceptable and not...]]>
<![CDATA[Letter Urges Black Family to Leave]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 20:10:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hate+letter+li.jpg
Police on Long Island say their hate crimes unit is investigating an anonymous note sent to a black resident asking her and her family to leave the town, which the letter said is "84 percent white." "ATTN:...

Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York/Ronica Copes]]>
<![CDATA[Survey: Fewer New Castro Residents Identify As LGBT]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 16:42:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/0624-castro.jpg
A retail survey finds a declining gay population among new residents in San Francisco's Castro District.

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<![CDATA[Military Aircraft Goes Off Runway ]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 21:41:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP431552280467.jpg
A military plane has gone off the runway at Naval Air Station North Island into the San Diego Bay, officials confirmed Friday. A Navy pilot in a T-45C aircraft apparently overshot the runway while training at 2...]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Dramatic Cockpit Video]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 15:27:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/2015-05-22_1415.jpg
Stunning cockpit video has been released showing the emergency landing of a World War II-era plane during a historic flyover above D.C. earlier this month. On May 8, the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe...
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<![CDATA[2 Allegedly Tried to Join ISIS]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 22:10:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/231*120/nader+elhuzayel+arrest+fbi+isis.JPG
Two men from Orange County, California, arrested Thursday allegedly hoped to help or join the Islamic State, a terrorist group, according to Department of Justice officials. Anaheim residents Muhanad Badawi and...

Photo Credit: Family photo provided to NBC4]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Shoots Robot in LA Standoff]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 08:13:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/5-21-15+Mobile+Home+Gun+Barricade.JPG
A 70-year-old woman shot a police robot sent to make contact with her during a standoff with authorities outside her Los Angeles County mobile home on Thursday night, sheriff's deputies said.

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<![CDATA[Levi's Stadium Bathroom Assault Suspects in Court]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 18:07:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2015-05-22_13-23-31.jpg
Two brothers accused of of pummeling two others over the use of a urinal faced a judge Friday.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Quarry Blast Damages Homes, Cars]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 11:00:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/brokenglassquarry.jpg
A blast at a Loudoun County, Virginia, quarry sent rocks and debris smashing into nearby homes and cars, leaving one person injured Thursday morning. Dwight Brooks said a huge rock from the quarry tore...

Photo Credit: Loudoun Fire Rescue
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<![CDATA[Car Crash Causes 5-Acre Brush Fire on WB 580]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 10:35:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2015-05-22_10-27-20.jpg
Crews have contained a 5-alarm brush fire on westbound 580 in Livermore after a car crashed into a freeway sign Friday morning.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Isla Vista Victim's Dad: "I’m Responsible Too. I Didn’t Do Anything"]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 09:52:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/VICTIM+FATHER.JPG
Since his son, Christopher, was killed during a shooting rampage in Isla Vista, California, a year ago Saturday, Richard Martinez has upended his life to advocate for gun control.
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<![CDATA[Yearbooks Recalled Over Mean Quotes]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 14:11:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/yearbook-split-screen.jpg
Dallas' W.T. White High School is recalling hundreds of yearbooks after someone removed the personal quotes beneath the photos of some seniors and replaced them with insulting remarks.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Visits NH Brewery]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 15:21:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/228*120/Hillary+Clinton+smuttynose+2.jpg
Republicans in Congress and GOP presidential hopefuls are threatening tens of thousands of small business jobs by seeking to cut a little-known government agency that guarantees loans to help U.S.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Goose Attacks NBC Photog]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 09:45:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/goose-attack.jpg
An NBC 5 photographer was just taking a gander at rising lake levels, but it was enough to ruffle the feathers of one Fort Worth goose. Kerry Smith began unpacking his camera equipment and setting up for a live...

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Oregon to Test Pay-Per-Mile Alternative to Gas Tax]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 06:49:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gas-tax-shutterstock_122420251.jpg
Starting in July, as many as 5,000 volunteers can sign up to drive with devices in their cars that monitors how many miles they drive and where.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[SF Housing Project for Homeless Vets, Low-Income Families]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 14:05:07 -0700 Madison Bear]]> http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/realworldsanfrancisco.jpg
Mayor Ed Lee announced a new housing project in Mission Bay dedicated to homeless veterans and low-income families.

Photo Credit: Madison Bear]]>
<![CDATA[Marathon Victim's Family Grateful]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 06:38:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Lingzi.JPG
The Chinese family of Lingzi Lu, the 23-year-old Boston University graduate student who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings, have thanked Boston for the "unending river of love and kindness" they've...

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<![CDATA[Man Accused of Fatally Stabbing Boy, 9, Due Back in Court]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 14:04:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/suspectmain.jpg
The young man accused of stabbing a 9-year old boy to death is expected to be back in court Friday.

Photo Credit: Contra Costa County Sheriff]]>
<![CDATA[Va. Cop Resigns Over Use of Force]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 18:18:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/01generic-police-lights12.jpg
A police officer resigned for using a Taser and pepper spray on a man who was driving recklessly while suffering from a health emergency on May 4, according the Fredericksburg, Virginia police department.]]>