<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usSat, 25 Jun 2016 18:14:36 -0700Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:14:36 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Orlando Shooting Front and Center at Pink Triangle ]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:38:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/IMG_50871.JPG
In the wake of the recent Orlando shootings, a pink triangle, brightening up the Twin Peaks in clear view of the Castro district and downtown San Francisco, took on a special meaning Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Brush Fires Converge on Altamont Pass, Scorching 100 Acres]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:44:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NU+LIVERMORE+-+00004301.jpg
Multiple brush fires have converged in Livermore, scorching over 100 acres of land around the Altamont Pass, fire officials said Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Large Cockfighting Ring Busted]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:24:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/062416+sandor+nieves.jpg
A man was arrested and hundreds of game fowl are being euthanized after a large cockfighting ring was discovered in Miami, authorities said.Sandor Nieves, 38, was arrested Thursday on charges of owning...

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<![CDATA[Multiple Brush Fires Scorch East Bay, Spark on Nearby Homes]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:14:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Cl1PqZgUYAAhh78.jpg
A vegetation fire broke out along Highway 4 near Willow Pass Road in Concord Saturday afternoon.

Photo Credit: Contra Costa County Fire Protection District]]>
<![CDATA[Shooting on Highway 4 Damages Rear Window of Pick-Up Truck]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:37:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/HWY+4+FREEWAY+SHOOTING+-+00000110.jpg
A bullet pierced and shattered a pick-up truck's rear window on Highway 4 in the East Bay Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Sweepee Rambo Sweeps World's Ugliest Dog Competition]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:00:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-542889448.jpg
Sixteen unseemly pooches vied for the infamous title of World’s Ugliest Dog at the Sonoma-Marin Fair contest Friday.

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<![CDATA[Pope Calls for Tolerance, Loving Gestures, in Final Mass]]> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 16:05:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-490326864.jpg
Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims gathered in the heart of Philadelphia to watch as Pope Francis culminates his historic visit to the United States by celebrating Mass and talking once again about the importance...

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<![CDATA[3 Dead After Boat Capsizes in SoCal]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:25:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/200*120/catalina+island.JPG
Three people were killed after a boat carrying seven passengers capsized off the Catalina Island coast Saturday morning, officials said. The overturned boat was reported at 9:30 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Ferguson Grand Jury Records Not Approved for Release]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:37:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/459432416.jpg
The prosecutor overseeing the Ferguson grand jury hearing the Michael Brown case took the rare step of recording and documenting the proceedings, but that doesn't mean they will be released to the public...

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<![CDATA[What Stands Between Trump and a US Brexit Effect]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 03:44:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/542736486-donald-trump-brexit-vote-election.jpg
Even as Donald Trump drew parallels on Friday between the British vote to leave the European Union and the American presidential election, migration experts and activists cautioned against too close a comparison...

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<![CDATA[Taliban: We Found Bergdahl Alone, Cursing Countrymen]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:52:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP185958732321.jpg
Two former Taliban commanders told NBC News on Thursday that Bowe Bergdahl was walking alone and cursing his countrymen when the Taliban found and captured him in Afghanistan in 2009.

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<![CDATA[Search for Missing Family Suspended]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:13:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/062216+kimberly+family.jpg
The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a family that disappeared off of the Florida coast, Capt. Gregory Case announced Saturday. Ace Kimberly and his three teenagers disappeared Sunday after departing...

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<![CDATA[Quarry Lakes Reopens After Removal of Toxic Algae]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:25:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/QUARRY+LAKE+REOPENS+WHEELOCK+RAW+-+15075813.jpg
The Quarry Lakes Regional Recreational Area in Fremont, which was closed for swimming due to toxic algae in early March, was reopened Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Gaza Cease-Fire Holds as Peace Talks Re-Open in Cairo]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 03:12:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP654242583915.jpg
Israeli and Palestinian delegations in Cairo have accepted an Egyptian proposal for a 72-hour cease-fire to the war in Gaza, even as Israeli and Hamas continued to fire rockets early in the day, officials...

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<![CDATA[Flight Canceled After Plane's Wheel Gets Stuck in Pothole]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:26:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PlaneAlaskaBWIStuck.jpg
An Alaska Airlines flight from Baltimore to Seattle was cancelled after one of the plane’s wheels got stuck in a pothole on the tarmac.Flight 761 was scheduled to leave Baltimore/Washington International...

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<![CDATA[Missing Jet Families Seek $5M Reward for Answers]]> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 08:09:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP7372611894241.jpg
Relatives of passengers aboard the missing Malaysia jet said Sunday that they are seeking to raise $5 million for a reward and private investigation leading to discovery of what happened to the plane and the 239...

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Opposes First Responders Tactical Training Program]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:09:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N11P+STOPPING+POLICE+VIOLENCE+VO+-+00000713.jpg
A tactical training program coming to Alameda County in September has earned the ire of some Bay Area residents.

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<![CDATA[Deputies on Leave for Alleged Jail Guard Abuse: Sources]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:20:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0210-2016-Elmwood.jpg
Two female Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office correctional deputies on Friday were placed on leave for alleged jail guard abuse, sources tell NBC Bay Area.

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<![CDATA[San Francisco Pride Kicks Off With Trans March]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:07:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N11P+SF+PRIDE+FRIDAY+PKG+-+00002705.jpg
A week after the deadly Orlando attack, San Francisco is preparing to host one of the largest Pride events in the country.

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<![CDATA[Brexit Could Foreshadow Win for Trump]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:41:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump-scotland.jpg
Hindsight shows polls predicting Brexit would fail clearly missed a key group of voters. Now, some say one surprise could trigger another: a Donald Trump presidential win in November.

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<![CDATA[PG&E Seeks Mistrial Over San Bruno Reference in Pipeline Safety Case]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:10:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/KNTV_Video_Cause_of_San_Bruno_Blast_121410_66_mezzn_640x480.jpg
PG&E lawyers demanded an immediate mistrial in the pipeline safety case against the company on Friday after prosecutors referred to the San Bruno pipeline explosion in questioning a witness.]]>
<![CDATA[Search Continues for Missing Vallejo Girl Pearl Pinson]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:47:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0527-2016-PearlPinson.jpg
It has been one month since 15-year-old Pearl Pinson disappeared and her family is still desperate to find her.
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<![CDATA[Man Charged With Sending Sexually Graphic Images to Minor]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:10:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Emmanuel+CMS.jpg
Police in San Francisco arrested a 45-year-old man Thursday for allegedly attempting to have sexual contact with an underage girl.

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<![CDATA[Driver of Teen Party Bus Pleads Not Guilty to Drug, Alcohol Charges]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:46:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/13407076_1164775056886539_666258701388035389_n.jpg
A man arrested for driving a party bus that was intercepted in Larkspur teeming with minors, drugs and alcohol pleaded not guilty Friday.

Photo Credit: Central Marin Police Authority]]>
<![CDATA[Cameroon Gay Activist Celebrates Acceptance in SF]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0624-2016-Cameroon.jpg
Of the hundreds of thousands of spectators pouring into San Francisco to celebrate Pride and the strides of the gay community this weekend, one spectator will have an even greater sense of its meaning.

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<![CDATA[BART Takes Seat Hogging Rule a Step Further]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:03:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+NEW+BART+TRAIN+VO+-+00001819.jpg
Remember when it was announced that BART would be fining passengers for taking up too many seats? Well, that plan is officially rolling out.

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<![CDATA[Professor Against Removing Brock Turner Judge]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:04:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0607-2016-AaronPersky.jpg
A new voice has emerged in the debate to recall the Santa Clara judge who issued a lenient sentence to former Stanford Swimmer Brock Turner, who was convicted of sexual assault earlier this month.

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<![CDATA[Richmond Urban Farm Contest]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:45:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/206*120/GloriaDaughter.jpg
Richmond is holding its first Urban Garden Contest and Showcase with tours of edible plantings at homes across the city and one yard earing the title of "Best Edible Garden."]]>
<![CDATA[SFPD Seeks Pair Caught on Camera During $500K Jewelry Heist]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:28:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SplitJewelryHeist.jpg
San Francisco police are seeking the public’s help in nabbing two men caught on camera pilfering roughly $500,000 worth of jewelry from a Union Square store.

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<![CDATA[Gay Marriage Plaintiff Shames Senate GOP on SCOTUS Stance]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:42:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/JimObergefell-AP_16175585049930.jpg
The lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case to legalize marriage equality nationwide is calling on Senate Republicans to “do their job” and hold a confirmation hearing for Judge Merrick Garland, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[49ers' Ellington Could be Double Threat in 2016]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:44:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/ellyreturrrn.jpg
San Francisco special teams coach says Ellington has a skill set that is "rare in this league"

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<![CDATA[Trump Fined $10K for Missing Public Space Hearing in NYC]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:16:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump-scotland.jpg
Donald Trump was fined $10,000 by New York City after his attorneys missed a hearing to determine if the company that manages his midtown tower violated an agreement with the city over a bench in the lobby.

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<![CDATA[Raiders' Hayden Still Has One More Chance]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:47:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Hayyyydynn.jpg
Del Rio believes Hayden has talent to win slot cornerback job.

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<![CDATA[Britain's Brexit: How Baby Boomers Defeated Millennials in Historic Vote]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:10:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-542742502.jpg
The United Kingdom's decision to sever itself from the European Union on Friday exposed something approaching an intergenerational war of ideas.While the "leave" campaign won the referendum with 51.9...

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<![CDATA[Lucas Museum Withdraws From Chicago]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:49:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Lucas+Museum.png
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art announced Friday that Chicago will no longer be considered a potential site for the museum "in light of extensive delays caused by Friends of the Parks." The museum will...

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