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San Bruno Fire Victim: Attorney Holding Back PG&E Payments

San Bruno Fire Victim: Attorney Holding Back PG&E Payments

One of the victims of the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion filed a lawsuit Wednesday that claims his high-profile attorney – portrayed in the film "Erin Brockovich" – is keeping too much money PG&E paid to compensate for his severe... Read More

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Jun 21, 2019
Criminal Investigation Underway Into Santa Rita Jail Death

Criminal Investigation Underway Into Santa Rita Jail Death

With no prior offenses, a judge allowed Dujuan Armstrong to serve a month in custody and the rest of his burglary term on weekends in Santa Rita jail in Dublin — so he could support his family and keep his job as a tow truck... Read More

Jun 20, 2019
Rohnert Park PD Liable for $4M in Death of Handcuffed Man

Rohnert Park PD Liable for $4M in Death of Handcuffed Man

A federal jury on Thursday found Rohnert Park police liable for the heart attack death of a man officers had held down on the floor of a motel room two years ago, even after he was handcuffed. Read More

Jun 19, 2019
PG&E Inspections Reveal 250K Problems, Trigger Line Shutdown

PG&E Inspections Reveal 250K Problems, Trigger Line Shutdown

Pacific Gas and Electric officials announced Wednesday that crews found 1,200 critical threats and took more than 250,000 corrective actions in response to post-Camp Fire safety inspections, leading to the permanent shutdown of the... Read More

Jun 7, 2019
Shuttered Transbay Terminal Has New Steel Problems

Shuttered Transbay Terminal Has New Steel Problems

Recent inspections have uncovered problem welds and crack-prone steel on the now-shuttered $2.2 billion Transbay Terminal transit hub, NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit has learned. Read More

Jun 5, 2019
Air District Critical of School Built Near Concrete Plant

Air District Critical of School Built Near Concrete Plant

The agency responsible for regulating air pollution across the 9-county Bay Area is criticizing the decision to allow an elementary and middle school to be built next door to a longtime concrete plant in Silicon Valley. Read More

Jun 4, 2019
Transbay Terminal Yet to Satisfy Peer Review Panel

Transbay Terminal Yet to Satisfy Peer Review Panel

Hopes for a Transbay Terminal reopening this month faded Tuesday as project officials said they are still working to satisfy the expert peer review panel charged with vouching for the integrity of the project that has been... Read More

Jun 4, 2019
Probe Into 'Sweetheart Deals' Tied to CA High Speed Rail

Probe Into 'Sweetheart Deals' Tied to CA High Speed Rail

The top private contractor for California's High Speed Rail project now finds itself at the center of a state investigation for allegedly giving sweetheart deals. This is just the latest development in problems between High... Read More

May 30, 2019
CPUC President Michael Picker Retiring

CPUC President Michael Picker Retiring

State Public Utilities Commission president Michael Picker announced Thursday he was retiring this summer – ending a tenure marked by two years of devastating wildfires and the recent bankruptcy of the utility blamed for them. Read More

May 22, 2019
Hackers Steal Millions in Bay Area by Targeting Cellphones

Hackers Steal Millions in Bay Area by Targeting Cellphones

A new wave of young hackers, some as young as 15-years-old, have ripped off more than 800 victims to the tune of $50 million since early 2018. Authorities say the Bay Area has been hit particularly hard. Read More

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  • Dispute Over Signed 'Hamilton' Poster Triggers Lawsuit

    A dispute over a signed poster from the cast of "Hamilton" has triggered a $1 million lawsuit against the Kennedy Center by one of its managers. The wildly popular musical performed at the Kennedy Center in D.C. from June to September 2018. In a civil suit filed Monday, Joseph Burgess, of Bethesda, Maryland, alleges he was unfairly treated by Kennedy Center officials for seeking and accepting one of the facility's "Hamilton" posters signed by the cast and crew.

  • Student Pushes for Planes to Carry Auto-Injectors

    A Chicago-area college student has mounted a one-woman campaign to equip airliners with potentially life-saving drugs, after an episode where she says she became ill after ingesting a nut on a flight from Boston to Chicago. “My throat started tingling, my tongue started tingling, and I could not believe it,” Alexa Jordan told NBC5 Investigates. “I told them my throat was getting tight and it was getting really difficult to breathe.” Jordan had purchased a salad at Boston’s Logan Airport, as she prepared for a Southwest flight home to Chicago after her freshman year at Harvard. She says she has a severe allergy to tree nuts, and has since determined that her carry-out salad had been cross-contaminated with cashews.

  • PG&E Inspections Reveal 250K Problems, Trigger Line Shutdown

    Pacific Gas and Electric officials announced Wednesday that crews found 1,200 critical threats and took more than 250,000 corrective actions in response to post-Camp Fire safety inspections, leading to the permanent shutdown of the line tied to the fire and the replacement of another transmission line in Marin County to ease the wildfire danger.

  • Man in Times Square Gun Case Feared 'Looney Tunes' Label

    A man has been under investigation by the New York FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) because he allegedly discussed wanting to set off an explosive device in Times Square, three law enforcement sources tell NBC 4 New York and NBC News. The officials say the man was under surveillance for some time and was being closely monitored by authorities. Two sources said the man has now been taken in for questioning. The officials said there was no imminent threat to Times Square but law enforcement was taking the alleged threats by this lone actor seriously.

  • Delta Employees Say New Uniforms Are Giving Them Rashes

    Delta Air Lines employees are speaking out after they say the company’s new uniforms have given some of them rashes and breathing problems. The airline unveiled its new line of uniforms for its employees last May. It didn’t take long for the excitement of the uniform launch to turn into concern from some of Delta’s 64,000 employees.

  • Common Police Field Tests Can’t Distinguish Between CBD, Pot

    The popularity of CBD products is on the rise, with an increasing number of state legislatures following a federal move to legalize marijuana’s hemp cousin. But the News4 I-Team has learned the field tests commonly used by law enforcement to detect drugs haven’t kept pace, resulting in legal headaches for some CBD users whose products test positive for pot.

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