<![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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:15:21 -0700 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:15:21 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bay Area Woman Dies From Overdose at Coachella Festival ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:55:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-18-2014-kimchi-truong.jpg
A 24-year-old Bay Area woman hospitalized after attending the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last weekend died of an apparent overdose of illicit drugs and alcohol, according to the Riverside...]]>
<![CDATA[Del Taco Charges Thousands]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:43:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/del-taco-web.jpg
About 150 people who ordered from Del Taco food chain in Santa Paula, Calif., were mistakenly charged thousands of dollars for burritos, tacos and soft drinks. Some customers had gone into negative...

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<![CDATA[D.C.'s Snowy Owl Gets New Home]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:27:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/snowy+owl+released.jpg
A rare snowy owl whose plight drew national attention after it was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital has been released to the wild. The injured owl was found in downtown Washington in late January...

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<![CDATA[Boat Hits Bridge in Brentwood; 1 Injured, 1 Missing]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:41:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/police-tape-shutterstock_81281832.jpg
The Contra Costa Sheriff's Office is investigating a boat crash in Brentwood which left one person seriously injured and two people missing, officers said.

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<![CDATA[Submerged Truck Linked to Cold Case]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:49:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-000053.jpg
The discovery of a submerged pickup with skeletal remains in Lake Granbury, Texas, on Thursday may have solved the mystery of a woman who disappeared 35 years ago. Investigators believe the remains are those of...

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<![CDATA[Brentwood Police Looking For Suspects In Armed Robbery Spree]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:20:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Carlsbad-Police-Car-generic.jpg
Police are attempting to locate multiple suspects in connection with a string of armed robberies in Brentwood on Thursday night, a police sergeant said.

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<![CDATA[Danger on Mt. Tam: 2 Hikers Found Dead Just Days Apart]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:55:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-18-2014+steph+mt+tam.jpg
Mount Tam hikers said while visitors can and should enjoy the beauty of Mount Tam, they should never forget to respect it.

Photo Credit: Ryan Hutnick]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Awakens to Prowler ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/anna+thompson+prowler+victim.JPG
An Oceanside woman said she had a rude awakening Friday morning when she found a man standing over her bed. Anna Thompson told NBC 7 she woke up just after 6 a.m. Friday to a man covering her mouth...]]>
<![CDATA[Heroin Dealer Gets 30 Years]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:57:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/general+prison+tamms.jpg
A D.C. man who distributed heroin that resulted in the deaths of at least three people in Fairfax County, Va., was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison. Eugene Asomani “Shine” Williams pleaded guilty...]]>
<![CDATA[LA E-Cig Ban Takes Effect]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:09:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/E-Cig-I-Team.jpg
Electronic-cigarette smokers took their final legal puffs as an ordinance that bans the device from bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other public places in Los Angeles took effect at midnight...]]>
<![CDATA[Boy Electrocuted in Pool Remembered]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:58:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/swimming3.jpg
A 7-year-old boy who died while swimming in a North Miami pool was laid to rest Friday. Police said the boy may have been electrocuted by a light that sent charges through the water. Calder Sloan...]]>
<![CDATA[Drivers Complain About Lights Out on 280]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:23:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-18-2014-lights-out.jpg
Drivers near Interstate 280 and the 87 split in San Jose have been noticing the lights at some sections never come on at night. Now they’re wondering what’s taking Caltrans so long to fix the issue.]]>
<![CDATA[Armed Robbers Shoot at Cops in NJ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:07:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/armed+robbery+scrap+metal+yard+nj.jpg
The owners of a scrap metal yard in New Jersey were tied up, beaten and threatened with guns when a group of armed robbers stormed the business looking for cash and valuable platinum, then fled while shooting at...]]>
<![CDATA[Toxic Concerns Over Development in San Jose]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:42:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-18-2014-village-oaks.jpg
It's being hailed as “the new Santana Row.” Now there is growing concern over dangerous toxins that still exist in the ground at a development site in South San Jose.

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<![CDATA[What to Know About the Pot Industry]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:53:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/97541776.jpg
April 20, once a counterculture holiday when potheads would gather to celebrate and smoke pot, is turning into a blockbuster event that has the potential to bring in millions in tax and tourism dollars...

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<![CDATA[SJPD Fails to Produce Burglary Response Times]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:14:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/police_generic21.jpg
During the past decade burglaries rose by 50 percent in San Jose, but how long on average does it take police to respond to burglary 911 calls? The Investigative Unit found that the public won’t know...]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco Leaders: City Better Prepared for Next "Big One"]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:38:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*121/earthquake10.JPG
San Francisco’s first responders were honored Friday for their help with the city’s most recent major fire on March 13, which consumed a condominium complex under construction in Mission Bay.

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<![CDATA[Stunt Pilot Bails by Parachute Just Before Fiery Crash]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:27:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1060158.jpg
A stunt pilot narrowly escaped by parachute Friday when his single-passenger plane crashed in a fireball onto a northern Vermont interstate, charring the ground beneath it. Dan Marcotte, an experienced aerobatic...

Photo Credit: Jack Thurston, NECN]]>
<![CDATA[Car Crashes Into See's Candies Shop]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:37:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sees-tghumg.jpg
A car crashed into the See’s Candies store on Contra Costa Boulevard near Taylor Boulevard in Pleasant Hill Friday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Baby-Snatching Suspect in Custody]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:15:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/woman-baby-chelsea.JPG
Police say the woman suspecting of trying to abduct a baby in a stroller as the child's nanny was pushing it down a New York City street Thursday afternoon is in custody. TThe NYPD said Friday they were looking...]]>
<![CDATA[Second Hiker in 1 Week Found Dead at Mt. Tam Park]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:56:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-17-2014-sanner.jpg
For the second time in less than a week, a female hiker has been found dead near a popular hiking trail at one of the Bay Area’s most scenic spots.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Guts Jersey Shore Homes]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:58:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Sea+Isle+fire+beach+panorama+crop%5B+Brian+Kelly.jpg
A fast-moving 7-alarm fire, fanned by strong ocean winds, burned five homes to the ground and damaged nearly a dozen others in Sea Isle City, N.J. on Good Friday. Flames began to flicker around 4

Photo Credit: Brian Kelly]]>
<![CDATA[St. Regis Unveils $125 Martini ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:47:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/186*120/martini+generic.jpg
Just in case you were having trouble spending all of your money, the St. Regis has unveiled a $125 martini.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Scott Gries]]>
<![CDATA[Kruk's Son Turned Broadcaster Into "Ballet Groupie"]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:28:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/194*120/041814-thumbnail-krukow-and-son.jpg
The son of Giants commentator Mike Krukow is following in his father’s athletic footsteps… In ballet shoes.

Photo Credit: Mike Krukow]]>
<![CDATA["Thrones" Post Taken as Threat]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:09:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/game-of-thrones-shirt-professor.jpg
A New Jersey college professor was placed on unpaid leave after posting online a photo of his 7-year-old daughter wearing a shirt with a quote from "Game of Thrones" that administrators took as a

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<![CDATA[SJ Cops Should Be Fired for Lying to IA: Auditor]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:16:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-17-2014-ladoris-cordell.jpg
In the annual Independent Police Auditor's report for 2013, the author is recommending that the San Jose police department fire officers who lie to Internal Affairs, which is standard in other cities.

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<![CDATA[Pit Bull Stabbed to Death in San Francisco Street Fight]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:03:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/knife3.jpg
A man walking his dog in San Francisco’s Mission district early Friday morning was threatened by two men with a knife, who police said ended up stabbing his pet to death. A man walking his dog in San Francisco’s...]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Golfer Flees Hornet Attack on Course]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:35:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Larrazabal.jpg
A Spanish golfer jumped into a nearby lake to escape a swarm of hornets then continued on despite his stinging injuries.

Photo Credit: Ian Walton/Getty Images)]]>
<![CDATA[108th Anniversary of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:01:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*121/earthquake10.JPG
Crowds gathered early Friday in San Francisco - as they have done every year for 108 years - to remember the great quake of 1906.

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<![CDATA[SJSU Task Force Urges President to Act]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:55:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-17-2014-ladoris-cordell.jpg
The San Jose State University Special Task Force on Racial Discrimination, made up of students, faculty and community members, said “the university should create an office of diversity, enable students...

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<![CDATA[Ad Claims Gun Accidents Happen "All the Time"]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:20:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP13050612144.jpg
Pushing back against a gun lobby that has long ruled the landscape of firearm regulations in this country, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled a new web-based ad this week -- and

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Secret Service Threatened to Shoot Mr. Met: Book]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:11:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mr-met-cohen.jpg
A secret service agent once threatened to shoot Mr. Met if he approached the president during a baseball game at Shea Stadium, according to the man who once portrayed the baseball-headed mascot. AJ Mass, who...

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<![CDATA[SJPD: Baby Forgotten in Backseat Dies]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:52:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-17-2014-baby-in-backseat.jpg
San Jose police are investigating the death of a 9-month-old baby after they said the father forgot to drop him off at the babysitter's before he went to work.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Sick Seals, Sea Lions Turning Up At Record Pace]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:55:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-17-2014-sea-lion.jpg
Seals and sea lions in California are turning up sick or injured at a record pace this year.]]>
<![CDATA[Kittens Survive Accidental Mailing]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cox+kittens+3.jpg
These two kittens are just a few weeks old, but they’ve already taken the trip of a lifetime. A worker at Cox Communications in San Diego County discovered the kittens inside a box of

Photo Credit: San Diego Humane Society]]>
<![CDATA[Lights Go Out Before Sharks-Kings Game 1]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:16:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-17-2014-sap-center.jpg
The lights went out at SAP Center in San Jose less than 30 minutes before the puck was scheduled to drop for Game 1 of the Sharks first-round playoff game against the Los Angeles Kings.

Photo Credit: Brodie Brazil]]>