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  • San Bruno 2010 pipeline explosion
  • PG&E pleaded not guilty to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion.
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bay area, pg&e, explosion, gas line, state
  • Eight people who jumped into San Francisco Bay after a boat they were on caught fire have been rescued.
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fire, san francisco, bay area, california, state
  • Local and state leaders are raising concerns about a San Francisco Bay area refinery's plan to move as many as 100 train cars of flammable crude oil daily through Northern California cities.
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sacramento, bay area, oil, energy, environment, state
  • San Bruno, Calif.
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was charged on Tuesday with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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bay area, pg&e, explosion, energy, state
  • San Francisco police say seven people were wounded in a shooting, but all of them are expected to survive.
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shooting, crimetracker, san francisco, bay area, state
  • Teen mom speaks after infant sons nose bitten off
  • A teenage mother is sharing her side of the story for the first time since police say her boyfriend bit off their baby's nose.
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crimetracker, bay area, california, state
  • Louie Myers, a possible suspect for The Zodiac Killer case
  • A New York man says his friend confessed to being The Zodiac Killer who terrorized the Bay Area in the late 60's, early 70's.
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cold case, crimetracker, bay area, hot topics, dan noyes
  • Asiana Flight 214
  • In the first penalty of its kind, federal transportation officials on Tuesday docked Asiana Airlines $500,000 for failing to promptly contact passengers' families and keep them informed about their loved ones after a deadly crash last year at San Francisco airport.
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san francisco, bay area, plane crash, state
  • Breaking News from ABC30 in Fresno, California
  • Authorities have called off an Amber Alert out of Oakland. Officers had been looking for a carjacking and kidnapping suspect who officers said used a knife to force a man out of his SUV.
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amber alert, bay area, state
  • A San Jose airport spokeswoman says a Honolulu-bound Alaska Airlines flight was forced to return to San Jose after the pilot reported circuit problems.
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bay area, state
  • Action News has learned more details about the death of a 12-year-old boy who suddenly collapsed and died on a soccer field in Sanger.
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bay area, sanger, local
  • Greg Long competes during the third heat of the Mavericks Surf Competition in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
  • Organizers of the Mavericks Invitational surf competition announced Wednesday that the contest will be held this Friday.
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bay area, sports
  • Law enforcement officials gather at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley.
  • A BART police officer was fatally shot while on a probation search by a fellow officer in the Bay Area.
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crimetracker, officer involved shooting, shooting, bay area, state
  • A lawyer for the family of a 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after a surgery said Monday that she has arrived safely at a new location, but that she was in "bad shape."
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oakland, bay area, state
  • A judge says the mother of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead after having tonsil surgery can remove the child from a Northern California hospital as long as she assumes full responsibility for the move.
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oakland, bay area, state
  • This undated photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath.
  • Without further court order, a California hospital could unhook Jahi McMath from a breathing machine after this afternoon's deadline
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bay area, state
  • Officials in Northern California say a Bay Area Rapid Transit train carrying hundreds of passengers stopped in a tunnel after a brake problem.
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bay area, state
  • A walkway takes visitors along the Tidelands Trail at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • The water of San Francisco Bay is getting clearer.
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  • For the first time, we're hearing from an 18-year-old who suffered serious burns after being set on fire on an AC Transit bus.
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bay area, hate crime, oakland, fire, state
  • The U.S. Commerce Department has announced plans to open a long-awaited patent office in California's Silicon Valley.
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bay area, state
  • According to the USGS, a 3.4 earthquake struck about one mile northeast of San Ramon, California around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
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bay area, earthquake, state
  • Some Amtrak riders are finally in the Valley after being delayed for several hours.
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bay area, modesto, fresno, amtrak, local
  • Bay Area BART workers go on strike
  • Commuters in the San Francisco Bay Area appear to be getting an earlier start than usual with the region's major commuter train line shut down because of a worker strike.
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bay area, strike, state
  • New reports say a worker at the new San Francisco 49ers stadium under construction was killed in a workplace accident.
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bay area, san francisco 49ers, state
  • A bomber drops retardant on a wildfire in Mount Diablo State Park on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 in Contra Costa County, Calif. A wildfire burning outside Mount Diablo State Park has forced dozens of residents and animals to evacuate Monday.
  • A wind-whipped wildfire in Northern California's Shasta County damaged 30 structures, many of them homes, grown to more than 11 square miles and is threatening another 350 structures, fire officials said Tuesday.
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widlfire, bay area, state
  • About 100 homes evacuated in SF Bay Area wildfire
  • A wildfire burning in a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park grew and forced out more residents overnight, bringing the number of evacuated homes to about 100.
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bay area, widlfire, state
  • Bay Bridge open to traffic in both directions
  • The new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has been opened to traffic after years of delays and cost overruns, carrying its first drivers across the bay late Monday night just hours before the beginning of the work week.
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san francisco, bay area, state
  • At a Friday evening news conference a Caltrans spokesperson said that crews are focused on getting the work done efficiently and safely. He adds that they are still on schedule for the current Tuesday morning opening time.
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san francisco, bay area, state
  • Bay Bridge closed as new bridge prepares to open
  • The Bay Bridge is now closed in both directions as crews get ready to open a new eastern span.
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bay area, san francisco, oakland, traffic, state
  • This photo taken Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 shows a worker on the new eastern section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in San Francisco.
  • California transportation officials approved a plan to open the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge around the Labor Day weekend as originally planned.
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bay area, san francisco, oakland, state
  • Fresno baby and his father killed in Oakland
  • A Fresno baby and his 20-year old father have been murdered in the Bay Area and police are searching for their killer.
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bay area, oakland, shooting, homicide, murder, state
  • Governor Brown stops BART strike, for now
  • BART trains are moving in the Bay Area Monday morning after a massive public transit strike was avoided, at least for now.
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bay area, state
  • Police say fire truck hit girl after Asiana Airlines crash but it's unclear if that killed her.
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san francisco, bay area, plane crash, state
  • Investigators comb the end of a San Francisco International Airport runway following the crash of Asiana Flight 214 on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in San Francisco.
  • Investigators have determined that Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was traveling "significantly below" the target speed during its approach
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san francisco, bay area, plane crash, state
  • San Francisco's fire chief says authorities have accounted for all the passengers and crew members who were about the jetliner that crashed at San Francisco International Airport.
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san francisco, bay area, plane crash, state
  • Action News has learned more about two Fresno women who died in a limousine fire in the Bay Area on Saturday.
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bay area, local, rick montanez
  • CHP update on investigation into fatal limo fire
  • Police and fire officials Monday gave an update on their investigation into a limousine fire that killed a bride and four others.
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bay area, local
  • Golden Gate Bridge toll
  • Drivers approaching the majestic Golden Gate Bridge experienced something new on Wednesday- no human toll collectors.
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san francisco, bay area, state
  • A one-year-old baby that was kidnapped Monday morning in San Jose and triggered and AMBER Alert has been found safe.
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amber alert, bay area, state
  • The man was discovered Sunday night after authorities responded to reports that a rider was stuck in an elevator.
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bay area, san francisco, accident, state
  • An emotional Chef Alice Waters talks about an early morning fire at her restaurant Chez Panisse
  • An emotional Alice Waters is promising to get her beloved Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse back in business following a fire.
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bay area, state
  • The Bay Lights time-lapse video
  • No time to sit and watch the Bay Lights for hours on end? We sped it up -- watch 5 minutes in just over 1.
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bay area, san francisco, state
  • San Jose police took a naked, sword-wielding man into custody after a short chase and standoff Tuesday morning.
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bay area, bizarre
  • A Merced murder suspect is in jail after a nearly one year investigation.
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crimetracker, murder, merced, merced county, oakland, bay area, local, sara sandrik
  • Jason DeJesus, Chanelle Troedson
  • Authorities say the handyman was lured to the home, beaten and forced to do repair work on household appliances.
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crimetracker, kidnapping, bay area, bizarre
  • A 29-year-old man was fatally shot by police officers responding to reports of a house fire and an argument between two naked men, police said Sunday.
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bay area, officer involved shooting, state
  • A shooting star above the Montebello Open Space Preserve in Palo Alto, Calif. Streaking fireballs lighting up California skies and stunning stargazers are part of a major meteor shower, and the show is just getting started, professional observers said.
  • A streaking fireball lit up California skies and stunned stargazers Wednesday night, and professional observers say more meteors are on the way.
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bay area, technology news
  • A police chief in northern Nevada said Thursday he decided to use the discovery of marijuana on five Utah-bound buses carrying 250 underage skiers from Northern California as a teaching moment instead of an enforcement headache.
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nevada, bay area, national/world
  • About 200 Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested early Tuesday morning during a massive New York City Police raid. Officers forced the demonstrators to leave Zuccotti Park where they have been for nearly two months. Now there is some question as to whether its legal to keep the protestors out of the park.
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occupy wall street, fresno, fresno county, new york city, oakland, bay area, national/world
  • On the site of the Transitbay Transit Center being built in downtown San Francisco, a construction worker discovered remains of a woolly mammoth.
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san francisco, bay area, technology news, graciela moreno