Dec 15, 2011

What Could Laura's Law Have Done?

What Could Laura's Law Have Done?

Some of the most hard-to-reach mentally ill only get treatment after doing damage to themselves or others. What if there were a way to force them into treatment before then? There is, except hardly anyone...

Nov 15, 2011

The Truth About BPA*

The Truth About BPA*

*As best we can figure it out.

Nov 1, 2011

PG&E Answers

PG&E Answers

4 months into his new job and charged with turning around the gas division of PG&E: that's what Executive Vice President of Gas Operations Nick Stavropoulos signed up for. He sits down for an exclusive one...

Oct 30, 2011

City In Trouble? Call This Guy

City In Trouble? Call This Guy

No city in the Bay Area has been hit harder by the bad economy than Vallejo. So, who's the guy getting credit for turning things around?

Oct 24, 2011

Adoption Delays for Bay Area Family

Adoption Delays for Bay Area Family

A Bay Area family is among dozens struggling to bring home their baby from Ethiopia. They say the U.S. government is to blame. Vicky Nguyen reports.

Nov 4, 2011

Don't Buy This Car

Don't Buy This Car

Unsafe cars are making their way back onto the road thanks to "curbstoners." NBC Bay Area's Garvin Thomas shows us who they are, how they work, and what to look out for.

Oct 20, 2011

Video: Taser Dangers

Video: Taser Dangers

More and more law enforcement agencies are signing up to use the "less than lethal" devices made by Taser International. But one Bay Area family received a 2.85 million dollar settlement with the company after a...

Oct 13, 2011

Letter Scams

Letter Scams

It appears to be a new twist on an old scam. Spam that used to show up in your inbox is now arriving in your mailbox. And scammers aren't just targeting your money, they're also making money by...

Oct 5, 2011

Daily Deal Sites: The Downside

Daily Deal Sites: The Downside

You probably get at least one a day--an email from a deal website offering you deep discounts on everything from dinner to drycleaning. But what happens when you don't get what you paid for? More customers...

Sep 29, 2011

Stray Voltage, What You Need to Know

Stray Voltage, What You Need to Know

It's electricity where it shouldn't be. Stray voltage can deliver a powerful, even deadly shock. It has been the cause of nearly 2 dozen deaths in the U.S. over the past few years.

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Long After Attack, PG&E Security Still Lacking

Long After Attack, PG&E Security Still Lacking

NBC Bay Area drove 1,600 miles and made 14 unannounced visits to nine of PG&E’s largest and most critical substations to put the corporation’s promise of enhanced security to the

Police Warn of New Pay-by-Phone Ticket Scam

Police Warn of New Pay-by-Phone Ticket Scam

Police warn of a new pay-by-phone ticket scam popping up in the Bay Area.

Arrest in Killing of Woman Whose Body Was Set on Fire

Arrest in Killing of Woman Whose Body Was Set on Fire

Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man in connection with the killing last month of a woman whose body was set on fire near a reservoir west of Morgan Hill, a sheriff's spokesman said Monday.

Folsom St. Off-Ramp Closure Begins A Little Early

Folsom St. Off-Ramp Closure Begins A Little Early

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority decided to move up its plan to close the off-ramp from westbound Interstate Highway 80 and the Bay Bridge to Folsom Street in San Francisco from Tuesday morning...

Bally's Victim Asked Woman for Date Before Attack: DA

Bally's Victim Asked Woman for Date Before Attack: DA

A fatal attack at a Bally's Total Fitness last week may have been motivated by a boyfriend's jealousy, prosecutors said Monday, as a 46-year-old plumber was charged with murder and possessing metal knuckles.

Reality Check: NFL Player Arrests on Rise?

Reality Check: NFL Player Arrests on Rise?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines whether NFL players are committing crimes at record levels that the flood of recent media coverage might suggest.