Crime

Senior Pastor Mike McBride shows the spot outside his church that was damaged by a suspected arson fire Wednesday.
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Matt Bigler
July 30, 2020 - 5:13 pm
The leaders of a predominantly Black church in Berkeley are asking for the public’s help in tracking down an arsonist who started a fire next to the sanctuary, believing the incident may be connected to a "Black Lives Matter" banner.
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Dana Stubblefield #94 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates on the field during the game against the Denver Broncos at Candlestick Park on September 15, 2002 in San Francisco, California.
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
July 27, 2020 - 3:12 pm
Former San Francisco 49ers player Dana Stubblefield has been found guilty of rape.
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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (Photo credit: Kyle Terada-USA Today Sports)
Jim Taylor
July 24, 2020 - 1:50 pm
The Oakland Police Department will not have to face another budget cut after the City Council voted against such a cut this week.
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AP News
July 23, 2020 - 5:08 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three California men were charged with running a phony securities scheme that defrauded investors around the world out of more than $10 million, authorities said Thursday. Christopher Mancuso, John Black, and Joseph Tufo allegedly lured victims by promising to triple or...
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U.S. President Donald J. Trump hosts a law enforcement roundtable on MS-13 at The White House in Washington, DC, February 06, 2018. (Photo by Chris Kleponis/Pool/Sipa USA)
President Donald J. Trump (Photo credit: Chris Kleponis/Pool/Sipa USA)
KCBS Radio Afternoon News
July 22, 2020 - 2:05 pm
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday "a surge of federal law enforcement into American communities" like Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico to fight a rise in violent crime.
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Rebekah Sager
July 21, 2020 - 9:32 am
The shooting of the son of a federal judge and her husband, and the murder of a prominent men’s rights movement attorney in San Bernardino, California are being investigated for a possible link.
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Mourners gathered on August 3 for the funeral of Nia Wilson, an Oakland teenager who was fatally stabbed at a BART station last month.
KCBS Radio
KCBS Radio Afternoon News
July 17, 2020 - 1:23 pm
John Lee Cowell was sentenced Friday to two consecutive life sentences for the murder of 18-year-old Nia Wilson and the attempted murder of her sister Letifah Wilson at the MacArthur BART station in 2018.
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A mourner pays his respects as Investigators carry on their work at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland, Calif., on December 13, 2016.
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
July 16, 2020 - 4:15 pm
The City of Oakland has settled lawsuits filed on behalf of 32 of the 36 people who died in the tragic 2016 Ghost Ship warehouse fire.
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Matt Bigler
July 16, 2020 - 9:59 am
Multiple reports indicate the hackers may have convinced a Twitter employee, or multiple employees, to knowingly or unknowingly grant access to protected internal systems.
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In this 1998 photo, Wesley Ira Purkey, center, is escorted by police officers in Kansas City, Kan., after he was arrested in connection with the death of 80-year-old Mary Ruth Bales. Purkey was also convicted of kidnapping and killing a 16-year-old girl and is scheduled to be executed on July 15, 2020, in Terre Haute, Ind. (Jim Barcus/The Kansas City Star via AP)
AP News
July 16, 2020 - 7:30 am
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The United States on Thursday carried out its second federal execution in three days following a hiatus of nearly two decades, killing by lethal injection a Kansas man whose lawyers contended he had dementia and was unfit to be executed. Wesley Ira Purkey was put to death...
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