<![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 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:49:06 -0800 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:49:06 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Prosthetic Leg Stolen From Paralympic Hopeful]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:31:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0303-2015-BladeLeg.jpg
A United State Paralympic hopeful is asking the public for help in finding his running blade -- a prosthetic leg he said was stolen from his car in San Francisco.

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<![CDATA[Reality TV Show to Feature Hulk, A Nearly 180-Pound Pit Bull]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:28:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0303-2015-Hulk.jpg
He's as big as a person -- and soon, a huge pit bull will be a reality TV star.]]>
<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About the Boston Bombing Trial ]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:56:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TLMD-tsarnaev-maraton-boston-sketch-jane-collins.JPG
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces a jury on charges that he detonated bombs at the end of the Boston Marathon killing three and injuring others.]]>
<![CDATA[Experts Suggest Using More Hospital Rating Sites]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:42:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hospital+bed+generic_722_406.jpg
These days you can find out about the kind of care a hospital gives before you're laying in a hospital bed. But a new evaluation of the top four rating sites recommends using more than one rating site before...

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<![CDATA[Jahi's Family Alleges Medical Negligence]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:10:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jahi-mri-video.jpg
A little more than a year after a then-13-year-old Oakland girl was declared brain dead, Jahi McMath's family filed a lawsuit Tuesday against UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, where she received surgery...

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<![CDATA[California Shuts Down Oil Wells to Protect Ground Water]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:20:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/oil-gas-well-thefts.jpg
A dozen wells used to pump oil-and-gas in California's Central Valley have been ordered to stop production to protect underground drinking-water from contamination, officials said Tuesday.

Photo Credit: Sara Story, Denton Journalist]]>
<![CDATA[New Coach After NJ Hazing Scandal]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:08:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sayreville+high+school+football+team+coach1.jpg
The Sayreville board of education has moved to put its troubled 2014 high school football season behind it Tuesday night by naming a new head football coach to replace George Najjar, who last week was demoted to...]]>
<![CDATA[Teen: Teacher Called Me "Rag Head"]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:39:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/030315+rag+head+taliban+wardani.jpg
The father of a South Florida high school student is demanding the firing of a teacher who he says called his Muslim son a "rag head Taliban." Youssef Wardani, the father of 14-year-old Deyab-Houssein Wardani...]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Turns Bay Area Woman's Photo Into Billboard]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:25:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/202*120/0303-2015-AppleBillboard.jpg
From amateur to world fame thanks to a cell phone picture. A Bay Area woman had a photo she took turned into an Apple billboard. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[911 Butt-Dial Prompts Drug Arrests]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:04:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Marijuana+Generic1.jpg
Scores of pot plants were seized and three people were arrested after one of them accidentally "butt-dialed" 911 and a dispatcher overheard their incriminating conversation about drugs, sheriff’s officials say.

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<![CDATA[Netanyahu: Nuke Deal "Paves Iran's Path to the Bomb"]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:31:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Netanyahu8.jpg
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that a potential nuclear deal being negotiated by major powers including the United States "paves Iran's path to the bomb." Mark Matthews...

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<![CDATA[Homicide Ends With Camry Slammed Into Garage]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:56:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/antioch6.jpg
Antioch police are trying to sort out the first homicide of the year that ended up with a Toyota Camry crashed into a garage, three people detained and a shotgun found discarded at a Chinese restaurant nearby.

Photo Credit: Art Ray]]>
<![CDATA[Little League Whistleblower Arrest]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:45:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/chris+janes.jpg
The rival Little League coach whose accusations cost Chicago's Jackie Robinson West their U.S. championship title was arrested early Tuesday after police say he chased a stranger into her home.

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<![CDATA[SJPD Losing Significant Amount of Female Officers]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:07:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SJPD-Seal.jpg
San Jose's police force is losing a significant number of its female officers -- a blow to the department's reputation for diversity and adding another obstacle in its crucial recruiting efforts.

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<![CDATA["Sniper" Killer Wants New Trial]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:27:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Eddie-Ray-Routh.jpg
Attorneys for Eddie Ray Routh filed a motion on Tuesday for a new trial after Routh was found guilty in the murders of "American Sniper" author and former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad...
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<![CDATA[Shots Fired Near NSA Headquarters]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:47:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_nsa_central.png
Park Police officials told News4 they're investigating a report of shots fired along BW Parkway and Route 32 in Fort Meade, Maryland. The National Security Agency is located nearby, and has reported that one of...

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<![CDATA[Confession Out in Teacher Killing]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:09:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_chism_maestra_colleen_ritze.jpg
A judge on Tuesday granted a defense motion suppressing some of the evidence in the case of a Massachusetts teenager charged with raping and killing his high school math teacher in 2013. Among that evidence is...

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<![CDATA[LA Protesters March on Police HQ]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:01:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/03-03-2015-skid-row-99+%283%29.jpg
Protesters gathered Tuesday morning at the site where officers shot and killed a homeless man on Skid Row, then marched to the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters for a police commission meeting attended...

Photo Credit: Toni Guinyard, KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Isla Vista Families Sue Sheriff]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:23:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/vigils+isla+vista+493689285_10+%289%29.jpg
The families of three young men stabbed to death in last year's Isla Vista massacre are suing the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department and the apartment housing company, saying they never fully investigated...

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<![CDATA[UC to Cap Out-of-State Enrollment: Report]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:36:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/berkeleycampus.jpg
The University of California will cap out-of-state enrollment at current levels next year for several of its campuses, including Berkeley and Los Angeles, UC President Janet Napolitano told a newspaper...

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<![CDATA[Man Found Hiding in JetBlue Cockpit]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:26:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jetblue+generic1.jpg
A flight passenger was found hiding inside the cockpit of a JetBlue airplane that landed in New York from the Dominican Republic early Tuesday after everyone else had exited the plane, authorities say. The...

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<![CDATA[Items From Ming's On Sale at Public Auction]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:23:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1226-2014-Mings.jpg
Items from the now-closed Ming's restaurant go on sale Tuesday at a public auction.

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<![CDATA[Skateboarding Ban Considered in Alameda County]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:10:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/skate_across_america_20140711_1390570618.jpg
Skateboarders in Alameda County may soon find some legal obstacles in their path.

Photo Credit: Kimberly Paynter | NewsWorks.org]]>
<![CDATA[Engineer in Los Angeles Train-Truck Collision Dies]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:12:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/3-3-15-Glenn+Steele+Metrolink+Engineer.jpg
A train engineer who was hospitalized after a Southern California commuter train derailed after slamming into a truck on the tracks has died, police confirmed Tuesday. The Metrolink train bound for Los Angeles...

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<![CDATA[Netanyahu: Iran, ISIS in a "Game of Thrones"]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:20:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000009659430_1200x675_407480899661.jpg
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during an address to Congress that Iran and ISIS are competing for "the crown of militant Islam," in what he called a "deadly game of thrones."]]>
<![CDATA[Ferry Building Lights Up on 100th Anniversary of World Fair]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:52:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ferry9.JPG
San Francisco’s Ferry Building is all dressed up on Tuesday, marking the 100th anniversary of the world’s fair.

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<![CDATA[Push For 11th UC Campus to Focus on Science and Tech]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:09:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/college+campus+generic.jpg
There’s a new push for an 11th University of California campus, one focused exclusively on science and technology.]]>
<![CDATA[SFPD Defends Fatal Shooting in Tense Meeting]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:26:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0302-2015-SFPDmtg.jpg
Neighbors and friends of a 21-year-old man who was fatally shot by police in San Francisco's Mission District voiced their anger and frustrations at a community meeting held Monday.

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<![CDATA[Caltrans Herbicide Spraying Raises Concerns in San Mateo County]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:39:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0302-2015-SanMateoMap.jpg
A battle is brewing in San Mateo County over the use of herbicides.

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<![CDATA[Fatal Train Crossing Crash Prompt Call For Safety Change]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:24:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/CALTRAINMAIN2.JPG
Some Menlo Park residents are urging the city to fix what they call a dangerous train crossing.

Photo Credit: Ruben Holmes]]>
<![CDATA[CA Gas Prices Nearly Rise $1 Over Past Month]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:34:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gas+pump+prices+generic.jpg
Gas prices have nearly jumped a dollar in California over the past month. According to AAA, prices have increased for five straight weeks -- the longest streak of increases in two years.

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<![CDATA[Sierra LaMar Search Suspended: Family]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:49:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/06-27-2014-sierra-lamar.jpg
The nearly three-year search for Sierra LaMar will soon be called off, her family announced Monday.

Photo Credit: LaMar Family]]>
<![CDATA[Final Jury Chosen in Boston Bombing Trial]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:50:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP893081903628.jpg
After two months of jury selection, a panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was seated Tuesday for the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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<![CDATA[Car Slams Into Pet Clinic in Campbell]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:36:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0302-2015-Campbell1.jpg
A South Bay vet emergency clinic says they try to prepare for the worst but no one ever expected this to happen.

Photo Credit: Campbell Police Department
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<![CDATA[Map Plots Drug Geography of San Francisco]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:13:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cocaine_generic.jpg
Drug activity in various San Francisco neighborhoods has been documented in a new map.]]>
<![CDATA[Improv Comics from Second City Parody Uber]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:17:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/196*120/uberex.JPG
Chicago comedy enterprise The Second City has created an Uber parody called UberEx, where passengers are driven by their exes.

Photo Credit: The Second City via YouTube
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<![CDATA[San Jose Near Bottom in Bay Area for Street Repairs]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:06:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/damianpothole1.JPG
San Jose ranks near the bottom of the list in the Bay Area when it comes to street repairs. And according to the city auditor, it’s going to take millions of dollars to make the necessary repairs.]]>