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The latest on local crime and public safety.
Jury Awards Beaten Giants Fan Bryan Stow $18 Million, Find Dodgers Negligent

Jury Awards Beaten Giants Fan Bryan Stow $18 Million, Find Dodgers Negligent

The Los Angeles Superior Court jury exonerated former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt of any culpability in the attack that left the former Bay Area paramedic with permanent brain damage.
Suspect Shot by CHP in Contra Costa County Charged With Several Felonies

Suspect Shot by CHP in Contra Costa County Charged With Several Felonies

Brentwood man, 29, left John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek on Thursday after being treated for gunshot wounds and was booked into Contra Costa County jail in Martinez.
Antioch Boy, 11, Airlifted To UC Davis With Gunshot Wound To Chest

Antioch Boy, 11, Airlifted To UC Davis With Gunshot Wound To Chest

Contra Costa County fire officials did not know whether the gunshot wound was self-inflicted or if someone else shot the boy.
Update on Saturday's CHP-Involved Shooting of Male Motorist in Martinez

Update on Saturday's CHP-Involved Shooting of Male Motorist in Martinez

The suspect, reportedly driving with drugs and a gun and a 7-year-old, fled police hitting a cop car, a parked car and a telephone pole Saturday night.
Man Allegedly Fires Gun Outside Martinez House, Runs Back Inside, Eventually Arrested

Man Allegedly Fires Gun Outside Martinez House, Runs Back Inside, Eventually Arrested

Parts of Pacheco Boulevard were shut down during the ordeal. No injuries reported.
It Just Got A Lot Tougher To Get Out of 'Red-Light Camera' Tickets

It Just Got A Lot Tougher To Get Out of 'Red-Light Camera' Tickets

State high court ruled today that such evidence is "presumed authentic" unless a defendant can successfully challenge it.
Martinez Man Arrested After Being Tracked With App on Phone He Reportedly Stole

Martinez Man Arrested After Being Tracked With App on Phone He Reportedly Stole

While the theft victim was filing a police report, she pinpointed her phone's location using a "Find My Phone" app -- and saw that the alleged thief was heading toward her home in San Ramon!