<![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, 22 Oct 2014 19:07:54 -0700 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:07:54 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[SJ Council to Consider Plan to Help Retrofit Buildings]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:38:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/1022-2014-Retrofit.jpg
City Councilman Sam Liccardo is proposing a plan that will give incentives to building owners to remodel older buildings. Michelle Roberts reports.

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<![CDATA[3-Alarm Fire Burns Barn, Heat Appears on Satellite Imagery]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:59:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/barn9.jpg
A bunch of pallets began burning at a ranch east of Gilroy early Wednesday morning, and spread to a barn sending bright orange flames into the sky and shutting down roads in the area.
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<![CDATA[Year Since Andy Lopez Shooting, Activists Demand Change]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:35:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-07-2014-andy-lopez.jpg
One year after teenager Andy Lopez was shot to death by a Sonoma County Sheriff's deputy, community activists are demanding change.]]>
<![CDATA[Old OSH Mystery Vault in San Jose Unlocked]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:32:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1022-2014-OSHVault.jpg
The combination for a vault on the second floor of the old Orchard Supply Hardware building in San Jose has been missing for decades. The vault was finally opened on Wednesday. Damian Trujillo reports.

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<![CDATA[Former San Jose Cadet's Opinion Piece Prompts Investigations]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:41:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/reed1.jpg
The fallout from a former San Jose police cadet's opinion article published in the San Jose Mercury News newspaper now includes both the city and police union calling for independent investigations.]]>
<![CDATA[White House Fence Jumper in Custody]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:59:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/172*120/456595274.jpg
A man is in custody after jumping the White House fence on the North Lawn Wednesday evening, the Secret Service confirms. The incident was reported around 7:15 p.m., and federal officials tell NBC News the...

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<![CDATA[Bochy: Lincecum Threw Up Before Game 1]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:24:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/452690994_8.jpg
Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum was not on the field for player introductions before Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday. Reason being: he wasn't feeling great. As in ill.

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<![CDATA[Signature Drive Underway to Overturn CA Plastic Bag Ban]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:35:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_plastic_bag_ban_115.gif
Before single use plastic bags are banned in California next summer, the plastic bag industry is trying to collect signatures of 504,760 voters and get a ballot initiative overturning the ban together.]]>
<![CDATA[Nurse Amber Vinson No Longer Has Ebola: Family]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ambervinson.jpg
Dallas nurse Amber Vinson no longer has Ebola, her family said Wednesday, one week after she was hospitalized at an Atlanta hospital with the potentially deadly virus. "We are overjoyed to announce that, as of...

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<![CDATA[Suspected Serial Killer Charged in Second Death]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:42:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Darren+Deon+Vann+new.jpg
A second round of murder charges were filed Wednesday against a registered sex offender suspected in the deaths of at least seven women whose bodies were found over the last

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<![CDATA[Battle Heats Up Between SF, KC Librarians]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:07:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Juan+Marichal+and+Dan+by+Jim+Hart.jpg
The war of words - and book titles - is heating up between two public libraries 1,500 miles apart from each other, each vying for their hometown baseball team to win the World Series Crown.

Photo Credit: Jim Hart
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<![CDATA[Nextdoor Wants to Make Trick-or-Treating More Efficient]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:38:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nextdoor2.jpg
Nextdoor, the Bay Area company that lets neighbors communicate with each other about everything from local schools to local crime, is now turning its focus to Halloween.]]>
<![CDATA[Survey Asks LA Residents About NFL Stadium]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:30:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/FARMERS+FIELD+-+INTERIOR+-+VIEW+OF+SEATING+BOWL.jpg
A survey sent to thousands of Los Angeles residents asks several questions designed to gauge interest in an NFL team and what kind of features recipients would like to see in a stadium if a team moves to...

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<![CDATA[San Francisco Bathed in Orange for World Series]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:19:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/October_CityHall.JPG
The city of San Francisco is bathed in orange, and it's not because Halloween is right around the corner.]]>
<![CDATA[Photos Show Alleged Abuse of Wife]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:58:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/10-21-14-Lyvette+Crespo+Photo+Injuries.JPG
Photos and a voice mail recording obtained by NBC4 on Tuesday paint a dark picture in the marriage of Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo, who was fatally shot by his wife last

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<![CDATA[Man Guilty of Killing Teacher ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:58:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Allen+Prue.jpg
A part-time snowplow driver was convicted Wednesday of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home under the guise of a broken down car, then killing her. A jury rejected arguments by Allen...

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<![CDATA[County Department Director Fired After NBC Investigation]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:39:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/JV+OUR+MAIN+GUY.jpg
A Santa Clara County department director has been removed from his position after the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit exposed that he charged more than $160,000 on personal rewards credit cards to get...]]>
<![CDATA[Healdsburg's Plan to Raise Legal Smoking Age Moves Forward]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:15:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Tobacco-Cigarettes-generic.jpg
The City of Healdsburg's plan to raise its legal smoking age from 18 to 21 has sparked a polarizing debate.]]>
<![CDATA[Body Found in Dumpster at Milpitas Recycling Center]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:40:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dump.jpg
A body was found at the Republic Services recycling facility in Milpitas, the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office confirmed.]]>
<![CDATA[Wildlife Officials Hold Meeting Over Mountain Lion Sightings]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:31:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1008-2014-SJ-MtLion.jpg
Safety has been a hot topic in San Jose after recent multiple mountain lion sightings. Peggy Bunker reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Pet Bobcat Escapes Again]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:25:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Rocky+the+Bobcat.JPG
A pet bobcat escaped from its Jersey Shore home for at least the third time this year, a little more than a month after a judge told its owner the feline would be removed from her home permanently if it got out...

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<![CDATA["Game of Thrones" Debate Moment]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:41:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NECN_102114_winteriscomingNHdebate_10p_1200x675_346016835790.jpg
A University of New Hampshire political science professor's three word pop culture reference in the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race debate Tuesday night in Concord had the audience laughing and the...]]>
<![CDATA[Cortese Calls for Change in SJPD Union Leadership]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:37:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dave_Cortese.jpg
The San Jose mayoral race took a strange turn Tuesday when the police union-backed candidate, Dave Cortese, called for a change in leadership of that union.

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<![CDATA[SJ Residents Told to Boil Water After Tests Confirm E. Coli]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:54:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/new-boil-map.jpg
Residents at an East San Jose neighborhood are being told to boil any water they use for drinking or cooking after water in the area tested positive for E. coli.]]>
<![CDATA[Voters to Decide on Artificial Turf Installation at SF's Beach Chalet Fields]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:46:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1021-2014-soccerball.jpg
The video of a group of techies scrapping with a group of young people over the use of soccer fields in San Francisco’s Mission has sent one undeniable message loud and clear: People in the city are...

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Company Develops Hoverboard]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:43:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hoverboard-raw-two---00005717.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman got to to for a ride on a real hoverboard.

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<![CDATA[SF, KC Stadiums to Accept Apple Pay During World Series]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:15:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP159460407870%282%29.jpg
Peanuts, hot dogs -- all paid for via an app. Conveniently, both stadiums hosting the World Series will accept Apple Pay, Forbes reports.

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<![CDATA["Polite" Librarians Talk World Series Smack]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:59:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/lib-th.jpg
You know things are getting intense when public librarians begin talking smack about the World Series. In a series of back-and-forth tweets, the city librarians in San Francisco and Kansas City began...
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<![CDATA[Editor Ben Bradlee Dies at 93]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:40:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/137613147.jpg
Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of the Washington Post, passed away at the age of 93. The family says he had been in hospice care suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Bradlee skyrocketed to fame in the early...

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<![CDATA[Rise in Mountain Lion Sightings Prompts SJ Meeting]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:45:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1008-2014-SJ-MtLion.jpg
Mountain Lion sightings in recent months have people on edge. NBC Bay Area's Michelle Roberts shows why Fish and Game wardens are talking to people about how to avoid a run-in with the big cats.]]>
<![CDATA[Is Bloom Energy Greenwashing the Public?]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:25:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BLOOM+THUMB.png
Claims by critics, information from public agencies and a data analysis by the Investigative Unit show that fuel cells made by Sunnyvale-based Bloom Energy may not be performing as well as promised,...
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<![CDATA[Ebola Lessons Hit Close to Home for Texas Nursing School ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:14:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola_funerario_duncan.jpg
Nursing students at Texas Christian University follow the Ebola developments with a unique perspective after the disease sickens one of their own.

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<![CDATA[1st Dallas Ebola Nurse Upgraded]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:49:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nina-pham-nih.jpg
Dallas nurse and Ebola patient Nina Pham's condition was upgraded from fair to good Tuesday at the National Instites of Health in Maryland, where she has been in isolation with the potentially deadly virus since...

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<![CDATA[Vets Test Nina Pham's Dog for Ebola Virus]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:37:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Bentley-Thumb-102114.jpg
A team of specially-trained veterinarians started testing Ebola patient Nina Pham's dog, Bentley, for the virus.

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<![CDATA["Don't Touch My Girlfriend" ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:54:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/obama-vote-girlfriend-1.jpg
While taking part in Early Voting in Chicago on Monday, President Barack Obama was interrupted at his electronic polling station by a man with a lighthearted
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