<![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 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:29:59 -0700 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:29:59 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Teen Charged as Adult in Death of 8-Year-Old Maddy Middleton]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:31:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/T5A+VIGILIA+MADDY+SANTA+CRUZ+KATHERINE+VO+-+00002316.jpg
The Santa Cruz County District Attorney on Wednesday charged a 15-year-old boy with murder and kidnapping in the death of an 8-year-old girl who disappeared while riding her scooter near her apartment on Sunday...

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<![CDATA[Dangerous Heat Hits Bay Area]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:44:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Sun_Trees_Heat_Generic.jpg
Triple-digit temps hit the Bay Area Wednesday as part of a July heat wave. Christie Smith and Jeff Ranieri report.

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<![CDATA[Family of Man Killed by Ohio Cop Calls For Peace]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:20:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Ray-Tensing-mug.jpg
The family of Samuel DuBose, the Cincinnati man shot and killed during a traffic stop, is calling for peace following the release of the body camera video that captured the moment when DuBose was killed.

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<![CDATA[Man With Guns Arrested After Asking for Directions to White House]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:13:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-97765250.jpg
A man found with three guns was arrested near the Capitol Building early Tuesday after he stopped an officer to ask for directions to the White House. Steve Randall Oney approached an officer about 2:30

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<![CDATA[3,000-Acre Wildfire Prompts Evacuations in Lake County]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:44:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0729-2015-RockyFire.jpg
A fast-growing wildfire has prompted evacuation in Lake County, according to Cal Fire.

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<![CDATA[Minnesota Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion Closes Practice]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:47:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_716454610724.jpg
Life-long hunter Walter Palmer closed his practice today and said he was willing to cooperate with any investigation, as guides he used in the hunt face charges in Zimbabwe.]]>
<![CDATA[USOC Exploring Possible LA-SF Joint Olympics Bid]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:40:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/196*120/01-08-2015-olympics-los-angeles-coliseum-flag.jpg
With Boston now out of the Olympics race, Los Angeles is exploring a new bid that could include Bay Area cooperation.

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<![CDATA[Fire Truck Crashes Into Shuttle Bus]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:18:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/casino+bus+fire+truck.jpg
A fire truck slammed into a shuttle bus into front of a Westchester casino Wednesday evening, hurting 10 people in both vehicles, authorities say.]]>
<![CDATA[SF Bicyclists Protest Police Enforcement]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:36:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0729-2015-SFBicycle.jpg
San Francisco bicyclists are planning to slow traffic by stopping at every stop sign on the Wiggle, a popular bike route between Golden Gate Park and Market streets.

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<![CDATA[Boy Who Asked For Junk Mail Gets Hundreds of Books]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:04:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-539749513.jpg
Matthew Flores asked his mailman for junk mail to read since he had no books at home or money for a bus fare to the library. After the mailman's plea went viral, the 12-year-old boy received hundreds...]]>
<![CDATA[Live: Memorial Service For Hayward Police Sgt. Scott Lunger]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:34:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/T5A+HAYWARD+LUNGER+VIEWING+VO+-+00000000.jpg
The procession and memorial service honoring Hayward Police Sgt. Scott Lunger will be live-streamed on this page.

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<![CDATA[Violent Weekend Prompts SJPD to Seek Help]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:36:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sjpd-generic.jpg
A violent weekend that included two homicides has prompted San Jose police to ask for help from other agencies.

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<![CDATA[New Donut-Ice Cream Hybrid Food Craze: Milky Buns]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:36:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/milkybun.jpg
There's a new food crazy that is kicking Cronuts to the curb: the Milky Bun. "When [customers] tried the Milky Bun for the first time, that's when the wild fire started," Scott Ngheim, co-found of Afters...

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<![CDATA[SJPD Staffing Issues Takes Toll on Sex Assault Unit]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:39:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/sjpg.jpg
The San Jose Police Department's staffing issues are now taking a toll on its sexual assault investigation unit.

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<![CDATA[Oakland Couple Secretly Marries at Disneyland]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:50:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/190*120/lexemilydisneyland.jpg
Oakland residents Lex Emmanuel and Emily Rose successfully held a secret wedding in Disneyland.

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<![CDATA[Apple's Next Earbuds May Actually Stay in Ears]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:02:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Apple has patented an earbud design that experts say should help keep the product in your ears.

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<![CDATA[SF's McSweeney's Turning Into Nonprofit Organization]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:35:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0729-2015-McSweeneys.jpg
McSweeney's is making the transition to a nonprofit organization with help from readers.]]>
<![CDATA[Dispatcher Who Hung Up on 911 Caller Before Friend Died Resigns]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:15:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/201*120/150728-jaydon-chavez-silver-plane-314p.jpeg
An Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher who allegedly hung up on a distressed 911 caller seeking help as her friend was dying from a gunshot wound has resigned, officials said.

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<![CDATA[Cecil the Lion's Death May Result in 10 Cubs Killed: Experts]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:59:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_463227356214.jpg
The American dentist who hunted and killed a well-known lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe may have jeopardized the livelihood of 10 cubs in the animal's family, experts told NBC News. "Because lions have such...]]>
<![CDATA[Experts Say Dispatchers Need More Training]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:35:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2015-07-29-at-4.18.23-PM.jpg
An investigation into the Alburquerque dispatcher who allegedly hung up on a 911 caller has brought up the importance training practices when it comes to important emergency job. "You have to be the one...]]>
<![CDATA[Lifeguard Lying in Sand on Duty]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:02:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/gary+lifeguard+video.jpg
A Gary, Indiana lifeguard has been fired after she was caught on video lying in the shade while on duty over the weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[SJ Mayor Urges Reconsidering ICE Hold Policy]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:24:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pier-14-shooting-victim.jpg
The San Jose mayor is urging the Santa Clara County Board of Directors to put the county’s policy of ignoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds on the agenda following the high-profile death of a...

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<![CDATA[Vegetation Fire Burns off Highway 24]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:54:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/STRINGER+LAFAYETTE+FIRE+-+00022522.jpg
A grass fire broke out early Wednesday along Highway 24 in Lafayette, just before the morning commute.

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<![CDATA[Only 4 Northern White Rhinos Left]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:28:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_760306698482.jpg
One of the last five northern white rhinoceroses in the world has died. Nabiré, a 31-year-old female northern white rhino, died of a ruptured cyst, authorities at the Dvůr Králové Zoo announced.]]>
<![CDATA[Taliban Chief Mullah Omar Is Dead: Afghan Official]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:07:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP120428025635.jpg
The Afghan government announced Wednesday that longtime Taliban leader Mullah Omar was dead. "I can confirm that Mullah Omar is dead," the spokesman for Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security Abdul...

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<![CDATA[TIMELINE: Maddy Middleton's Disappearance]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:35:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/maddy-resize.jpg
Eight-year-old Madyson "Maddy" Middleton disappeared from her Santa Cruz apartment complex on Sunday afternoon while she was riding her Razor scooter. Her body was found the next day in a dumpster at the Tannery...

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<![CDATA[2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:19:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/legionnaires+outbreak.jpg
Nearly three dozen cases of Legionnaires' disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air, have been reported in the Bronx over the last two weeks in what the Health Department...

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<![CDATA[Trump: I'd 'Love' to Pick Palin for Cabinet Spot]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:58:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/114965052_10.jpg
Donald Trump said he'd "love" to have former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin as a member of his cabinet if he is elected president. Asked on Sarah Palin's Mama Grizz Radio's "The Palin Update...

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<![CDATA[Greenpeace Protesters Dangle From Portland Bridge]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:24:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/150729-portland-bridge-greenpeace-1045a_560147613e0dbba71fcb0de19ea27d4a.nbcnews-ux-760-520.jpg
At least a dozen climbers with Greenpeace were dangling from a Portland, Oregon, bridge on Wednesday morning — and threatened to do so for days — in protest of Shell's scheduled launch of a ship for Arctic...

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<![CDATA[Wragg Fire Grows to 7,100 Acres, 80% Contained]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:28:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/WRAGGFIRE.jpg
The Wragg Fire in Solano and Napa counties spread to 7,100 acres by Wednesday morning and was 80 percent contained, a Cal Fire spokeswoman said.

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<![CDATA[Feared 'Symbol of Terror' Killed in Pakistan Ambush, Gunbattle]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:13:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_110715143258.jpg
One of Pakistan's most-feared Islamist militant leaders and 13 of his associates were gunned down during an assault on a police convoy that was transporting him from prison on Wednesday, The Associated...

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