Government Shutdown - NBC Bay Area

Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 at 09:20 PM PST

Bon Jovi's Restaurant Offers Furloughed Workers Free Meals

Bon Jovi's Restaurant Offers Furloughed Workers Free Meals

A New Jersey-based “community restaurant” owned by Jon Bon Jovi and his wife will serve a free meal to furloughed federal workers on Monday.

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 06:04 AM PST

Fraud Victims Unable to Get Help From FTC During Shutdown

Fraud Victims Unable to Get Help From FTC During Shutdown

After thieves stole her handbag and briefcase and everything inside - credit cards, checkbooks, business and Social Security documents, Louette Duvall, 67, a widow, scrambled to freeze or close her bank accounts...

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 04:37 PM PST

FAA Bringing Back Safety Inspectors Sidelined by Shutdown

FAA Bringing Back Safety Inspectors Sidelined by Shutdown

The Federal Aviation Administration says it has brought about 500 furloughed safety inspectors back to work and expects more to return next week, potentially easing strains on the aviation system amid a partial...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 04:11 PM PST

Federal Shutdown Delays Some State Road, Bridge Contracts

Federal Shutdown Delays Some State Road, Bridge Contracts

Uncertainty over federal funding for transportation projects amid a partial government shutdown is forcing some states to delay contracts for new road and bridge work while others are preparing for that...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 01:22 PM PST

TSA Officers Prepare for Extended Shutdown

TSA Officers Prepare for Extended Shutdown

Transportation Security Administration screeners at U.S. airports are facing their first missed paychecks as an impasse between President Donald Trump and lawmakers over funding for a new barriers at the U.S....

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M3.8 Quake Strikes Near Yountville, Felt in SF
M3.8 Quake Strikes Near Yountville, Felt in SF

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake which struck near Yountville, California around 2 a.m. Sunday jolted people out of bed in San Francisco.

Nearly 3,000 Oakland Teachers Will Strike Thursday
Nearly 3,000 Oakland Teachers Will Strike Thursday

The union representing teachers in Oakland said Saturday that it will strike on Thursday Feb. 21, a day after a neutral fact-finding report was issued. At a news conference, Oakland Education Association...

San Francisco’s Trash Trucks Overloaded, Unsecured
San Francisco’s Trash Trucks Overloaded, Unsecured

San Francisco’s process for routinely hauling away garbage is inefficient and dangerous, according to whistleblowers, who spoke to the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit. Their concerns come amid a...

Jussie Smollet Assault Case Has 'Shifted': Chicago Police
Jussie Smollet Assault Case Has 'Shifted': Chicago Police

Chicago police said Saturday the investigation into the assault reported by Jussie Smollett has "shifted" due to information received from two brothers questioned in the case, and attorneys for the "Empire"...

 Police Arrest Man After Car Chase at Caldecott Tunnel
Police Arrest Man After Car Chase at Caldecott Tunnel

One of two westbound lanes of Caldecott Tunnel was closed Saturday afternoon following a police chase in Antioch. Officers pursued a stolen vehicle from the parking lot of Sycamore Square in the 1000 block...

Recording Breaking Snow Shuts Down Highways in California
Recording Breaking Snow Shuts Down Highways in California

California Department of Transportation officials on Saturday afternoon briefly closed down Highway 20 just east of Nevada City due to heavy snow and vehicle spinouts. Eastbound traffic on Interstate 80 traffic...