A retrial is expected in a San Francisco cold case murder in which DNA evidence failed to lead to a conviction Tuesday.
Just three of the 12 jurors believed there was enough evidence — even after matching DNA samples — to convict 48-year-old William Payne of strangling to death 41-year-old Nikolaus Crumbley while raping him in a car in John McLaren Park on Nov. 16, 1983. Read More
BART has restored service between two stations in Oakland after an equipment problem caused major delays systemwide Friday morning, officials said.Crews were dispatched between the Lake Merritt and Fruitvale stations at about 7:50 a.m. after a train operator reported seeing smoke, according to BART officials.Crews discovered a smoking cable that supplies power to the electric third rail, and immediately shut down one track between the two stations. Read More
BART trains are experiencing major delays systemwide Friday because of an equipment problem near its Lake Merritt station in Oakland, and officials are suggesting that riders seek alternate means of transportation until the problem is resolved.Crews were dispatched between the Lake Merritt and Fruitvale stations after a train operator reported seeing smoke at about 7:50 a.m., according to BART officials. Read More
A contractor struck and ruptured a 3-inch steel gas line in Oakland this afternoon, prompting the evacuation of buildings just east of Lake Merritt, a PG&E spokesman said.
The leak was reported sometime around 1 p.m. near 90 Athol Ave.
PG&E spokesman Brian Swanson said it appears the leak was caused by a contractor installing cable in the area. Read More