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Hook on PG&E Tower Eyed as Cause of Deadly Camp Fire

Hook on PG&E Tower Eyed as Cause of Deadly Camp Fire

NBC Bay Area has learned that authorities investigating the deadly Camp Fire have tied its origin to the failure of a single steel hook that held up a high voltage line on a nearly 100-year-old PG&E transmission tower. Read More

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Investigations
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
Leaning Millennium Tower Submits $100 Million Fix Plan

Leaning Millennium Tower Submits $100 Million Fix Plan

A consultant working for the Millennium Tower developer on Tuesday formally submitted his proposed $100 million fix for the tilting and sinking Millennium Tower, a solution that involves floating one corner of the building off... Read More

Investigations
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
How Vulnerable Are Bay Area Bridges to a Major Earthquake?

How Vulnerable Are Bay Area Bridges to a Major Earthquake?

Over years of research and investigation, NBC Bay Area found hundreds of bridges (which includes overpasses) in California and the San Francisco Bay Area that are vulnerable and need repair, even without an earthquake. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Nov 29, 2018
PG&E Data Shows Success of Shutting Off Power in North Bay

PG&E Data Shows Success of Shutting Off Power in North Bay

The power shutoff program Pacific Gas and Electric invoked the month before the deadly Camp fire may have averted nearly two dozen fires in the North Bay, given the extensive wind damage to its equipment, according to data... Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Nov 22, 2018
SJPD Body Cam Vid Released After Police Brutality Complaint

SJPD Body Cam Vid Released After Police Brutality Complaint

Was it excessive or necessary? That’s the question the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit sought to answer after a viewer submitted a cellphone video showing four San Jose police officers forcibly arresting a man who appeared to be in... Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018
No Audit of PG&E Line Linked to Camp Fire: Investigation

No Audit of PG&E Line Linked to Camp Fire: Investigation

California safety regulators who oversee PG&E never audited the complex network of high-voltage transmission lines now under suspicion in the Camp Fire, files reviewed by NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit show. Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018
Some Americans Say Immigrant Spouses Falsely Claim Abuse

Some Americans Say Immigrant Spouses Falsely Claim Abuse

Imagine moving to a new country where the person you love starts abusing you. The ‘Violence Against Women Act’ is designed to protect immigrants who marry Americans. But critics say some immigrants are falsely claiming abuse... Read More

Investigations
Monday, Nov 19, 2018
AC Transit to Protect Drivers From Vicious Attacks

AC Transit to Protect Drivers From Vicious Attacks

AC Transit is currently testing out protective shields and surveillance monitors as part of a new campaign to help keep drivers and passengers safe. The new safety measures follow an NBC Bay Area investigation that found a rise in... Read More

Investigations
Monday, Nov 19, 2018
San Francisco Sidewalks Appear to Be Graffitied with Feces

San Francisco Sidewalks Appear to Be Graffitied with Feces

During a survey of San Francisco's dirtiest streets, the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit discovered what appeared to be graffiti laced with feces along sidewalks on two different blocks. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
PG&E Line Suspected in Camp Fire Had Issue in 2012 Storm

PG&E Line Suspected in Camp Fire Had Issue in 2012 Storm

An NBC Bay Area investigation has found that five PG&E towers collapsed in a storm back in 2012 on the same transmission line where a damaged tower is now suspected of causing the deadly Camp Fire. Read More

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  • Hook on PG&E Tower Eyed as Cause of Deadly Camp Fire

    NBC Bay Area has learned that authorities investigating the deadly Camp Fire have tied its origin to the failure of a single steel hook that held up a high voltage line on a nearly 100-year-old PG&E transmission tower.

  • Work Orders Reveal Mice in White House, Chilly Temps at VA

    Reports of rodents in the West Wing, frigid temperatures at the Department of Veterans Affairs and a bathroom mishap by a Cabinet secretary have prompted repair requests in Washington, D.C. federal buildings in the past two...

  • Secrets of the Trade: Chicago Hotel Housekeepers Tell All

    From once rampant sexual harassment to their new role of eyes and ears in hallways, hotel housekeepers are revealing secrets of the job and debunking myths. Five housekeepers at downtown Chicago hotels, who asked us to only...