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Contra Costa County (California)

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Shell Oil paying millions for tank violations

     
    Shell Oil Co. will pay $19.5 million in civil penalties and fees to settle a state complaint involving hundreds of environmental violations at its California gas stations. A state investigation found problems with leak detection and monitoring of...
  • Voters Face Minor Glitches In CA. Primary Elections

    Voters Face Minor Glitches In CA. Primary Elections
    No major problems were reported in California's primary election Tuesday but GOP officials said they were concerned about electronic vote-counting in rural Nevada County. Gail Smith, assistant clerk recorder for Nevada County, said scanners that read...
  • California population now close to 39 million

    California population now close to 39 million
    California added 393,000 new people in 2009, with San Diego, state's second largest city, gaining more than 17,000, according to a new report from the state Department of Finance. The numbers released Thursday estimate 38.6 million people now live in the...
  • Authorities Searching Garrido Home For Clues In Other Abductions

    Authorities Searching Garrido Home For Clues In Other Abductions
    Police are searching the Antioch home of Phillip Garrido hoping to find evidence related to the disappearances of two children from the 1980s. Authorities from the Hayward and Dublin Police Departments, investigating the disappearances of Ilene Misheloff...
  • Calif. Pilot Accused of Stalking Ex-Girlfriend from Plane

    Calif. Pilot Accused of Stalking Ex-Girlfriend from Plane
    CONCORD, Calif. -- Police have arrested a Contra Costa County pilot who they say stalked his ex-girlfriend by repeatedly flying his plane low over her house. Concord police Sgt. Tiffiny Leftwich said Tom Huey of Concord made several low passes over a...