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Contra Costa County (California)

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Top Contra Costa County (California) Articles

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  • Report: Woman Says Garrido Raped Her In 1972

    Report: Woman Says Garrido Raped Her In 1972
    A woman has come forward to authorities accusing registered sex offender Phillip Garrido of raping her in 1972. The Sacramento Bee reports the unidenitifed woman, age 14 at the time of the alleged incident, told Antioch police Garrido drugged and...
  • Toll Booth Murder Suspect Returned to Richmond

    Toll Booth Murder Suspect Returned to Richmond
    Nathaniel Burris, the suspect arrested in yesterday's Bay Area tollbooth double murder, has been picked up by Richmond Police. Burris was handed over from the Auburn Jail, despite his attempts to fight extradition. He will face charges in Contra Costa...
  • Electronic voting is facing a recall

    Second of two parts Electronic voting was widely embraced -- with the help of the federal government -- as the cure for inaccuracies in vote counting that roiled the 2000 presidential election. But eight years later, the fix has spawned a new round of...
  • 2-year old Boy Mauled to Death by 3 Pit Bulls

    2-year old Boy Mauled to Death by 3 Pit Bulls
    CONCORD, Calif. -- Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy who was mauled to death by the family's 3 pit bulls. The attacked was reported at a home on Trail Creek Court at about 8:45 a.m. The boy was home with two adult family members...
  • Tracking Kids With GPS

    RICHMOND - California officials are outfitting preschoolers in Contra Costa County with tracking devices they say will save staff time and money. The system was introduced Tuesday. When at the school, students will wear a jersey that has a small radio...
  • Murder Suspect Shot After Refusing to Drop Meat Cleaver

    Murder Suspect Shot After Refusing to Drop Meat Cleaver
    VALLEJO, Calif. -- Police are looking for a missing man as part of their investigation into a murder suspect who led officers on a high-speed chase with his dead girlfriend in the passenger seat, according to police. Efren Valdemoro, 38, was shot and...