<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2014 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, 30 Jul 2014 18:38:06 -0700 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:38:06 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[South Bay Businessman Pleads No Contest to Felony Charges]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:00:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ronBattistellaInCuffs1.png
South Bay auto dealer Ron Battistella could face 5 to 16 years in a California prison after pleading no contest yesterday to nine felony counts of grand theft, securities fraud and for selling...]]>
<![CDATA[Businesses Near Levi's Stadium Prep for First Game]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:51:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-30-2014-levis-stadium.jpg
More than 40,000 soccer fans will pour into Santa Clara this Saturday for the first sporting event at Levi’s Stadium, and businesses in the area are expecting big things.

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<![CDATA[Westboro Baptist Church Plans SF Protest]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:35:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/79282403.jpg
The famous homophobes of the Westboro Baptist Church are planning to bring their picketing to San Francisco.

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<![CDATA[San Jose PD Might Eliminate Motorcycle Unit]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:13:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-30-2014-sjpd-motorcycle-unit.jpg
The San Jose Police Department is considering a plan to eliminate its motorcycle traffic unit and move the 11 officers into patrol car units, NBC Bay Area has learned.

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<![CDATA[BART Plans to Open Oakland Airport Connector by Thanksgiving]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0730-2014-BART-airport-connector2.jpg
BART is one step closer to opening a new way for passengers to get to the Oakland International Airport.

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<![CDATA[UCLA Flooding: Before and After]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:06:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/UCLA-pavilion-after.jpg
Before-and-after photos show the damage left behind when a water main broke Tuesday in Los Angeles' Westwood area and sent millions of gallons of water gushing onto the campus of UCLA.

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<![CDATA[Wary Bay Area Winemakers Eye Next Year]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:29:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0730-2014-DanNaumann+.jpg
Another winter with little rain has taken its toll on those who depend on nature’s irrigation

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Thousands of Blue Sea Creatures Wash Up on Local California Beaches]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:36:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/velella.jpg
Social media is teeming with pictures of small bright blue sea creatures washing up all over California beaches, with sightings reported in Humboldt County, Monterey and Ocean Beach.

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<![CDATA[LA Flood Twice as Bad as Feared]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:41:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/193*120/ucla+flood+water+main+20140730_082724_resized+%286%29.jpg
More than 20 million gallons of water were lost during Tuesday's massive water main break near UCLA, doubling the initial estimate, officials said. Crews were still shutting off water to the busted pipe...]]>
<![CDATA[Domino's Pizza Delivery Drivers Robbed in Sunnyvale]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:50:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-30-2014-dominos-generic.jpg
Pizza delivery drivers in the South Bay are on edge after a couple of them were robbed at gunpoint in Sunnyvale.

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<![CDATA[Plane Cleared for Smoke in NYC ]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:34:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/lga+plane+evac+july+30.jpg
A plane was evacuated at LaGuardia Airport Wednesday afternoon shortly after landing when the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit, officials say. American Eagle 3340 from Knoxville, Tennessee, landed on Runway...

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<![CDATA[5-Alarm Fire in San Jose Burns 2 Homes]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:21:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-30-2014-sj-fire-2.jpg
San Jose firefighters are responding to a five-alarm fire that started at a house and spread to an adjacent residence, a fire dispatcher said.

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<![CDATA[Mystery of Ship Buried Under World Trade Center Revealed ]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:08:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/191*120/ground+zero+buried+ship2.jpg
Remnants of an 18th-century ship found buried in soil 20 feet under the World Trade Center site four years ago have been traced to Colonial-Era Philadelphia, according to a new

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<![CDATA[UCLA Flooded After Water Main Break]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:52:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/224*120/UCLA+flood+july+29+gadi.JPG
Crews were working through the night to repair a massive water main break that sent up to 10 million gallons of water gushing for nearly four hours onto Sunset Boulevard and the University of California,...

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<![CDATA[UCLA's Pauley Pavilion Court May Have to Be Replaced: Officials]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:50:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/ucla+pauley+pavilion+court+water+flood.jpg
The court of the historic Pauley Pavilion at the University of California, Los Angeles may have to be replaced as a result of flooding to the campus, athletic department officials confirmed Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[CA Has 1st Openly Gay Governor - For Part of Day]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:39:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/toni+atkins+swearing+in.jpg
For eight or nine hours on Wednesday, California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins will be acting as the state's top chief executive— the first openly gay governor in state history.

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<![CDATA[10 Incredible Images of the UCLA Flood]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:40:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-AP731937757829_2.jpg
UCLA's campus became a swimming pool Tuesday after a water main break spilled 9 million gallons of water into roads, buildings and parking garages in the area.

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<![CDATA[6 Narcotics Officers Stole Half a Million Dollars From Suspects: Feds]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:11:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Narcotics-Officer-Arrested.jpg
Federal agents arrested six Philadelphia Police narcotics officers as part of an ongoing corruption probe and accused the group of swiping more than half a million dollars' worth of money, drugs and other items...

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<![CDATA[No Booster Chairs, No Kids in Dining Room: Restaurant]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:45:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/restaurant-sign-JPG.jpg
No Strollers. No High Chairs. No Booster Chairs. That’s one of the three not-so-inviting signs hanging prominently at the Old Fisherman’s Grotto in Monterey, California announcing that “Children crying or making...

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<![CDATA[Comatose Md. Man Dies in Liberia]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:52:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0729-nathaniel-dennis.jpg
A comatose Maryland man who was stuck in Liberia during the ongoing Ebola quarantine has died, according to a webpage set up by his family. Nathaniel Dennis, 24, was visiting family in Monrovia, Liberia...]]>
<![CDATA[Water Agencies Work to Enforce Emergency Drought Regulations]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:44:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP223500730484.jpg
The Santa Clara Valley Water District reports complaints about water waste are pouring in.

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<![CDATA[California Pharmacies Urged to Translate Drug Labels]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:55:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/4PM_PKG_PRESCRIPTION_DR_KNSD2RPS_1200x675_61258819722.jpg
The push is on to make prescription translations mandatory in California.]]>
<![CDATA[Shootout Cop to Leave Hospital]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:33:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/detective+released.jpg
The NYPD detective who went into a Greenwich Village smoke shop on a tip that an accused child molester on the run for two years was working there and was shot, along with two U.S. Marshals, when gunfire erupted

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<![CDATA[Maryland Woman to Become U.S. Citizen on Her 100th Birthday]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:05:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Donatila+Leticia+Munoz+Orantes+naturalization.JPG
Four generations of family will join Donatila Leticia Munoz Orantes at the Baltimore office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Wednesday, celebrating not only her citizenship, but also her...]]>
<![CDATA[Kennedy Cousin to Return to Court]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:59:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/michael+skakel+released+bond.jpg
Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel will appear in Stamford Superior Court on Wednesday to face the state's appeal of a ruling nearly a year ago that allowed his release from prison, pending a new trial in the case of...]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Accused of Stabbing Classmate Hours Before Prom Due in Court]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:51:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/chris+plaskon+in+court+2.jpg
A Connecticut teen accused of stabbing his classmate to death at a Milford high school hours before the prom is due in court on Wednesday. Christopher Plaskon, 17, is accused of stabbing and killing...]]>
<![CDATA[Navy Finds Radiation in Treasure Island Home]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:08:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Treasure+Island+Still.png
For years the Navy has denied the presence of radiological contaminants on the former naval shipyard and only recently acknowledged that parts of Treasure Island are “radiologically impacted.”]]>
<![CDATA[UCLA Students Deal With "Knee-Deep" Water on Campus]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:38:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/ucla-flooding-10.jpg
A carnivalesque atmosphere took place at UCLA on Tuesday afternoon as a 30-inch water main busted a 15-foot hole in a street, sending millions of gallons of water rushing onto campus and...]]>
<![CDATA["Fewer Prisoners, Less Crime"? Not Exactly]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:39:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/crime-stock-jail-handcuffs.jpg
In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks into the claim that lower prison populations can also mean lower crime.

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<![CDATA[Noted GOP Crusader to Attend Burning Man]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:57:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/BM+People+2013-043.JPG
Artists, radicals, free-thinkers -- and one anti-tax conservative. It's going to be quite the Burning Man.

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<![CDATA[No Explosives Found Inside Hayward Home]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:24:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/bomb5.jpg
The Alameda County bomb squad and a Hayward police SWAT team surrounded a home for hours Tuesday after finding notes indicating there were possible explosives inside.

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<![CDATA[FedEx Pleads Not Guilty to Shipping Drugs for Illegal Pharmacies]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:45:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Fedex-Holiday-Blitz.jpg
FedEx has plead not guilty to felony drug distribution charges related to accusations of working with illegal internet drug companies.

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<![CDATA[Two Killed in 12 Hours, San Jose's Homicide Count at 22]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:25:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/stab5.jpg
In just about 12 hours, two people were killed in San Jose - one stabbed, one shot - bringing the city's homicide toll to 22 in 2014.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Football Standout Accused of Punching Woman in OK]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:15:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-29-2014-mixon.jpg
Police in Oklahoma say that Joe Mixon, a former star football player at Freedom High in Oakley and current top recruit for the Oklahoma Sooners, is cooperating with an investigation into allegations that...

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