The California Highway Patrol is reporting an increase in the Bay Area and statewide in the number drunken driving arrests during the Thanksgiving weekend.The good news is that there were no alcohol-related deaths on CHP-patrolled roadways in the Bay Area, according to provisional numbers released by the CHP on Sunday. Last year, five people died in DUI-related crashes in the region.The provisional numbers showed that CHP officers statewide made 1,419 DUI arrests between Wednesday evening and Sunday morning, compared to 1,314 arrests for the same period in 2009. Read More
A South City freight truck hauler arrested for DUI while headed to work should not have his commercial driver’s license stripped, a judge said Monday.
The court said the DMV should take no official action against Sergio Hernandez, 41, who was found guilty on two DUI counts Monday.
Hernandez “showed remorse” and “took the [court] proceedings very seriously” in the DUI case that happened in Redwood City on Feb. 7, San Mateo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
DNA evidence in a 13-year-old rape case led to an arrest in Daly City on Thursday.
Willis Dismuke Murray, 30, allegedly yanked a woman off a sidewalk in Concord late at night on March 18, 1997, and raped her, police said.
In June of this year, the Contra Costa County crime lab told cops that Murray’s DNA matched evidence collected from the crime scene. Cops detained him as he exited a Daly City home Thursday, police said. Read More
A jawbone found on an Aruba beach does not belong to missing Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway, prosecutors in the Dutch Caribbean island said Tuesday.
The jawbone is human, though it is unclear who it belongs to and whether efforts will be made to identify the person, officials said in a statement. Read More
Despite tough talk on the Internet, there was little if any indication of a passenger revolt at many major U.S. airports, with very few people declining the X-ray scan that can peer through their clothes. Those who refuse the machines are subject to a pat-down search that includes the crotch and chest.
Many travelers said that the scans and the pat-down were not much of an inconvenience, and that the stepped-up measures made them feel safer and were, in any case, unavoidable. Read More
North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Tuesday after the North shelled an island near their disputed sea border, killing at least two South Korean marines, setting dozens of buildings ablaze and sending civilians fleeing for shelter.
The clash, which put South Korea's military on high alert, was one of the rivals' most dramatic confrontations since the Korean War ended, and one of the few to put civilians at risk, though no nonmilitary deaths were immediately reported. Read More
Emergency personnel are responding to an accident at Divisadero and Hayes streets in San Francisco on Wednesday morning. Read More
A love triangle caused a man to unleash 17 bullets into another man in the Tenderloin on Aug. 19, San Francisco prosecutors said Tuesday. Read More
A paratransit van was broadsided in Bernal Heights on Monday morning, sending eight people to the hospital for precautionary reasons. Read More
Fresh new jobs are coming to San Francisco. Last week, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market announced job openings for 20 to 25 people for its upcoming Outer Richmond district store. The store is slated to open early 2011 at 32nd Avenue and Clement Street. Read More