A federal judge on Friday sentenced "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore to 6 1/2 years in prison for his infamous two-year, international crime spree of break-ins, and boat and plane thefts that ended in 2010. Read More
Kenyans nervously await the decision by the International Criminal Court on whether the court will prosecute six influential Kenyans accused of helping to orchestrate violence following disputed elections in 2007.
The upcoming decision dominated the front pages of Kenya's Sunday papers. Some say the case could set a precedent for how the international community deals with electoral violence in countries whose judicial systems are unable to cope. Read More
Aleeza Adelman teaches Jewish studies at a Jewish school, yet she considers herself a teacher whose subject is religion, not a religious teacher. She's rethinking how to define her job after a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling left her wondering what could happen if she ever needed to defend her right to keep it. Read More
A Redwood City man has been sentenced to 70 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting four young girls while he was living in the home of two of the victims. Read More
Johannes Mehserle, the BART officer who was the center of a national firestorm after he shot and killed an unarmed passenger in 2009, will be back on trial Monday as a defendant in a separate case of alleged police abuse. Read More
A federal trial is beginning for two alleged MS-13 gang members accused in a fatal triple shooting in Daly City in 2009.
Prosecutors say Luis “Killer” Herrera and Danilo “Triste” Velasquez were members of San Francisco’s notorious 20th Street MS-13 clique, which has been accused of multiple murders and other acts of violence.
Herrera and Velasquez were arrested nearly five months after the Feb. 19, 2009, slaying of 21-year-old Moises Frias. Read More
A man convicted of murdering a woman in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood in 1984 was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison Friday, according to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office.
Dwight Culton, 62, was convicted of first-degree murder in San Francisco Superior Court on May 6, 2011, after a month and a half-long trial. Read More
Two Bay Area men were charged today with defrauding investors of nearly $8 million by claiming to offer extremely high returns as high as 6,300 percent.
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Jason G. Rivera, Jr. and Marc C. Harmon with violating U.S. securities laws and is seeking an order prohibiting them from future violations and a requirement that they return their ill-gotten gains and pay penalties, SEC officials said today. Read More
The retrial of a drunken driver whose horrific high-speed crash with a eucalyptus tree in Burlingame killed his best friend is set to begin Monday.
After a long day of boozing in April 2009, 38-year-old Bruce Alan Walker Jr. lost control of his luxury sedan on El Camino Real. The passenger side of the silver Infiniti M45 slammed into a roadside tree, killing pal Daniel James White, 36, of San Francisco. Read More
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