<![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 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:43:46 -0700 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:43:46 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Vallejo Kidnapping for Ransom "Orchestrated"]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:20:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/huskinsmainphoto.jpg
The mysterious reported kidnapping for ransom took a new twist Wednesday night when authorities said the woman and her family who had made plans to talk to police had disappeared.

Photo Credit: Courtesy Huskins family]]>
<![CDATA[Video Shows Berkeley Ambassador Beating Homeless Man]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:29:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0326-2015-Ambassador.jpg
A YouTube video taken last Thursday in a downtown Berkeley alley shows an ambassador beating a homeless man.]]>
<![CDATA[19 Hurt in NYC Building Explosion]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:39:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/east+village+fire+explosion.jpg
Construction workers inside a sushi restaurant in the East Village accidentally hit a gas line, causing an explosion that injured 19 people, sparked a massive fire and caused three buildings to collapse,...]]>
<![CDATA[School Assistant Barricaded Student]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:21:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/lemon+grove+academy.JPG
An after-school assistant in California was arrested after some bizarre behavior, including barricading several students into a classroom, taking off her clothes and upending desks, according San Diego...

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<![CDATA[Father Helped Officer Son Escape]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:52:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/03-26-15_Solis-Mexico-Arrest.jpg
The father of ex-LAPD officer Henry Solis was arrested Thursday for allegedly helping his son evade authorities when he was wanted for the murder of a California man.

Photo Credit: Courtesy Federal Bureau of Investigations]]>
<![CDATA[Military Members Fire Back Online at ISIS]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:50:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ISIS4.jpg
Veterans and military members have fired back on social media following threats made by ISIS targeting specific armed forces members.

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<![CDATA[SJPD: Police Fired Shot That Killed Gunman]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:03:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/michaeljohnson11.jpg
San Jose police said Thursday that the gunman who killed veteran officer Michael Johnson died from a shot fired by an SJPD officer, not from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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<![CDATA[Captive Owl Video Sparks Outrage]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:35:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vod-web-owl.jpg
Florida Fish & Wildlife officers investigate a viral video showing man driving drunk with a federally protected Great Horned Owl in his car, then threatening to eat it. Brian Entin from NBC station WPTV...]]>
<![CDATA[MonkeyParking Returns to SF After 2014 Standoff]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:11:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/monkey-parking-app.jpg
MonkeyParking is back after a 2014 standoff with the City of San Francisco that sent the app packing.]]>
<![CDATA[Lanes Cleared After Sig-Alert in Livermore: CHP]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:11:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/2015-03-26_6-50-54.jpg
All lanes were cleared on Thursday after the California Highway Patrol issued a Sig-alert following a crash with injuries on eastbound Interstate Highway 580 in Livermore.]]>
<![CDATA[Student Stabbed in Martinez Locker Room]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:52:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ambulance-generic-san-diego.jpg
A student was stabbed in Martinez on Thursday, according to the school district, although the injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

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<![CDATA[Oakland Book Publisher AK Press Rebuilds After Fire]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:11:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/3871148_1427239352.7052.jpg
Oakland book publisher AK Press is turning to the public for help to rebuild the business after a devastating fire.

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<![CDATA[Escaped Jail Inmate's Brother Arrested]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:29:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/2015-03-06-johnell-carter.jpg
San Francisco sheriff's deputies are searching for an inmate who escaped while he was taking out the trash Monday night - the second such breakaway in less than 10 months.]]>
<![CDATA[Uncle Defends Vallejo Niece After Kidnap Called a Hoax]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:08:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/denise-huskins-secuestro-huntington-beach-california-1.jpg
The bizarre case of an abduction of a Vallejo woman continued with more twists and turns Thursday. The family of Denise Huskins says it’s outraged by the Vallejo Police Department’s latest press conference...]]>
<![CDATA[Elderly Driver Crashes Into 7-Eleven]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:09:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/71131.jpg
An elderly man was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after crashing his Cadillac Escalade into a a 7-Eleven in Daly City, sending bottles of soda and boxes of crackers to the floor.

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<![CDATA[R.I.P. Slain San Jose Police Officer Michael Johnson]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:04:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/johnson71.jpg
San Jose police officer Michael Johnson was killed in the line of duty on March, 24, 2015. Scott Dunham killed him with a rifle while Johnson was responding to a 911 suicidal call.

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<![CDATA[Americans Plotted to Help ISIS: DOJ]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:39:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*123/handcufss+steel.jpg
A U.S. Army National Guard soldier and his cousin have been charged with conspiring to support ISIS, officials announced Thursday. Army National Guard Specialist Hasan Edmonds, 22 and Jonas Edmonds, 29,...]]>
<![CDATA[Prayer Vigil For Slain San Jose Police Officer]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:12:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/johnson17.jpg
A prayer vigil is scheduled for Friday in memory of slain San Jose police Officer Michael Johnson, who was shot Tuesday night while responding to a suicidal man, who ended up killing him with a rifle.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Gruesome Anti-Smoking Ad]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:19:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/smokingAd1.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control hopes latest round of graphic ads will help prevent smoking.]]>
<![CDATA[Suicide by Plane? Past Intentional Crashes]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:09:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP962082083139_3_Germanwings.jpg
The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps this week apparently brought down the plane deliberately, killing all 150 people aboard, officials said Thursday, as Tuesday's tragedy took...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Cop Killer Burped in Wife's Face, Choked Her: Docs]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:27:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0324-2015-ScottDunham.jpg
The man who killed a San Jose police officer and then died himself of a gunshot wound had one recorded bout with jail nearly 20 years ago – after he burped in his common-law wife’s face and refused to clean...

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<![CDATA[CA Attorney General Moves to End Anti-Gay Initiative]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:44:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/file-kamala-harris-ca-ag.jpg
California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a state court on Wednesday for permission to reject a proposed ballot initiative stipulating that anyone who engages in gay sex be killed.

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<![CDATA[Blame Neighbors for Drought: Poll]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:08:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/generic-sprinklers.jpg
The majority of Californians say their neighbors are failing to do enough to respond to the state's severe drought, according to a new poll from the Public Policy Institute. Two-thirds of residents surveyed, 66...
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<![CDATA["Our Hearts Are Heavy": SJPD on Slain Officer]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:37:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/johnsonbadge.jpg
The man suspected of killing a San Jose police officer late Tuesday in a shootout has been found dead, police say.

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<![CDATA[Boston Marathon Trial: Chemical, Bomb Experts Set to Testify ]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:41:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/233*120/TLMD-tsarnaev-maraton-boston-sketch-art-lien-Dun-meng-hermanos-le-robaron-carro-.JPG
Prosecutors in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could be wrapping up their case as early as Thursday. They’re expected to call a chemical expert as well as a bomb expert to...

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<![CDATA[Bear Rescued from Tree in Tracy]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:53:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*130/BEAR33.JPG
A bear caught in a tree in Tracy is now being cared for by biologists.
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<![CDATA[WrestleMania to Draw Nearly 100,000 Fans to South Bay]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:35:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/wrestle2.JPG
About 100,000 wrestling fans are expected to invade the South Bay this weekend. for WrestleMania. The so-called Super Bowl of wrestling will be held Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

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<![CDATA[Suspect in SJ Cop Killing Described as "Quiet, Friendly"]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:35:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0324-2015-ScottDunham.jpg
Neighbors of a suspected cop killer on Wednesday say Scott Dunham was quiet, but friendly.

Photo Credit: SJPD]]>
<![CDATA[San Jose Cop's Suspected Killer Found Dead]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:30:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0324-2015-ScottDunham.jpg
The man suspected of killing a San Jose police officer late Tuesday in a shootout has been found dead, police say.

Photo Credit: SJPD
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<![CDATA[Slain SJ Cop Remembered for Being "Sharp, Easy Going"]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:59:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/michaeljohnson11.jpg
Police officers from departments from across the Bay Area gave Mike Johnson an escort through the streets of San Jose to end the veteran officer's tour of duty.

Photo Credit: San Jose police]]>
<![CDATA[Chinese Restaurant Catches Yelper in Lie]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:43:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/WONDERFUL.JPG
Millbrae's wonderful Chinese Restaurant has video footage that disputes one Yelper's written complaint.

Photo Credit: Yelp]]>