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Charleston Animal Mutilation Suspect Arrested

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WARNING: Article contains disturbing images. CHARLESTON, NORTH CAROLINA—The discovery of Caitlyn, a brown Staffordshire terrier who was found on the doorstep of her former owner's home with her snout taped shut, sparked a manhunt in Charleston, South Carolina for a ruthless animal mutilator. Caitlyn, formerly known as "Diamond," was sold on Memorial Day for $10 by her original owners, who were...

SF Leads Nation In Housing Market Growth

San Francisco home prices are up 10.3 percent from last March according to data from the Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller 20-city index; highest in national housing market
SAN FANCISCO—According to new data from the Case-Shiller index, the housing market is on the rise, and homes in the city of San Francisco saw the largest jump in price. As of March 2015, San Francisco housing prices are up 10.3 percent from a year ago. Denver came a close second, with a 10 percent increase in home prices. Washington D.C. and Cleveland,...

Tweet Costs Bay Area Producer His Job

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SAN FRANCISCO—Carlos La Roche, a Bay Area freelance producer working for the ABC-owned station KGO, was fired last week after sending out an inflammatory tweet about Oakland protestors. The tweet, which reads, "Looks like the born losers, er "protestors" will be in #Oakland 2night. Hope OPD uses real bullets. Now let's get back to this one... #Hoops." The tweet was sent...

Economic Espionage: Conspirators Plead Guilty

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SAN FRANCISCO—Christina Liew has pleaded guilty in an economic espionage case in which she and her husband Walter Liew were accused of stealing trade secrets from the American chemical company DuPont and selling them to a Chinese competitor. Liew, her husband, and DuPont employees took part in an alleged conspiracy to sell the formula for a highly coveted whitener that...

Clinton Visits SF To Raise Campaign Funds

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SAN FRANCISCO—Leading up to her 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton paid a visit to the San Francisco Bay Area to raise money in one of America's wealthiest cities. Clinton has two fundraisers planned, the first of which took place today in the home of billionaire and environmentalist Tom Steyer. Later this evening, the former Secretary of State will visit a longtime...

Aaron Hernandez Sentenced To Life In Prison

FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS—Aaron Hernandez, once a budding young NFL star, will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of Odin Lloyd. Lloyd, a 27-year-old landscaper and semipro football player, was a friend of the former Patriots tight-end and was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancée. A motive hasn't been identified for Lloyd's shooting, which took...

FBI Investigates Deputy-Arranged Fights

SAN FRANCISCO—Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco sheriff, requested FBI to investigate the deputy-arranged gladiator-style inmate fights that allegedly occurred in San Francisco County Jail. On Friday, April 10, Mirkarimi announced that FBI has agreed to conduct the investigation. The San Francisco's District Attorney's Office, the Public Defender's Office and the Sheriff's Department are investigating the case as well. Mirkarimi is glad...

Federal Agents in Silk Road Case Charged

SAN FRANCISCO—The charges against two former federal agents were filed in a San Francisco federal court. Both agents belonged to a Baltimore-based task force that investigated the Silk Road website. Silk Road was an online black market where illegal drugs were sold. The market was built to allow users to browse anonymously with no possible tracking. On October 2, 2013 the...

SF Responds To Indiana’s Anti-LGBT Law

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco Mayor Edward M Lee has banned the city's employees for their work-related trips to Indiana. The decision is in response to the signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law by Indiana Governor Mike Pence on March 28. Defenders of the law believe that it allows the practice of freedom of religion. Opponents are concerned that the law gives a legal...

National Attention On LA Shooting

LOS ANGELES—The officer-involved shooting on Sunday, March 1 on the 500 block of San Pedro in Los Angeles, has placed national attention upon the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers. The conflict took place on Los Angeles' famed skid row, a place where local homeless gather, pitching tents in the public space for shelter. The shooting took place after...
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