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Four Shots Fired At Fleeing Gas Station Clerk

SAN FRANCISCO—Disturbing surveillance footage of a clerk running for his life from behind the counter of a South of Market gas station has been released by the San Francisco Police Department. The footage, released on Thursday, June 11, depicts the clerk sprinting away from a hooded gunman who fires four shots at his fleeing victim. At approximately 2:40 a.m. on the...

Breejen Sentenced For Counterfeit DVD Sales

Breejen
SAN FRANCISCO—Christopher Breejen, a 43-year-old San Francisco man who has been sentenced to 15 months in prison and forced to pay $100,000 restitution for his role in importing counterfeit DVDs from Asian countries for widespread sale across the United States via eBay. In September 2014, Breejen was convicted of criminal copyright infringement for an illegal counterfeit DVD operation that sold...

Car Break-Ins On The Rise In SF

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco has seen a rise in crime in 2015, particularly snatch-and-grab robberies and/or car break-ins. According to police statistics, robberies are up 30 percent from last year and car break-ins alone are up 38 percent during the first quarter of 2015. The southern part of San Francisco, including the SoMA and the Financial District, are experiencing the highest volume of...

Letterman Bandits Found, 38 Firearms Seized

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SAN FRANCISCO—A two-month investigation has culminated in the arrest of two suspects that law enforcement believe to be the criminals responsible for a series of robberies dating back to April. The robberies had been given the name the "Letterman Robber Series" because of a letterman-style jacket that was worn by one of the suspects during their heists. The first robbery in...

Sugary Drinks, Your Time Has Come

Sugary drinks
SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco has become the first city in the United States to impose mandatory health warnings on all advertisements for sodas and sugary drinks. In an effort to raise public awareness concerning the negative side effects of drinking sugary drinks in excess, the health warnings will be very similar to those seen in alcohol and tobacco advertisements. Among other...

Rape Kits Will Be Tested By SFPD

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SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco Chief of Police Greg Suhr has recanted on his original decision to deny funding in the name of testing the city's backlog of rape kits. Citing a "maxed out" crime lab in a state of disarray, Suhr initially rejected an offer by the District Attorney's office to apply for grants that would fund the testing of kits...

Baby On Board: Newborn Delivered On Highway

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SAN FRANCISCO—Not bothering to wait for a trip to the hospital, Frank Edward Mendez Jr. came into the world at 4:02 a.m. while traveling along U.S. Highway 101. Minutes before, firefighters were dispatched to a South San Francisco home to transport the in-labor Alexis Mendez to the hospital. It became clear that baby Frank had no intentions of waiting, firefighter and...

LeBron James The Superhuman Takes Over Finals

LeBron James
CLEVELAND—Unpopular sports opinion Number One: Lebron James is basketball history's greatest. In all likelihood, he will never win six championships like his childhood hero. Heck, he may never reach five like his closest modern rival. But Jordan couldn't do it without Pippen. And Kobe couldn't do it without Shaq, and later Gasol and Bynum. Three games through an NBA Finals many thought...

Witch Killers Face Early Parole Hearing

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SAN FRANCISCO—A couple that owns the nickname, "The San Francisco Witch Killers" may soon receive early parole hearings under a new California law that affords older inmates special consideration. During a disturbing television interview in January 1983, Michael Bear Carson and his wife Suzan Carson confessed to one in a series of three murders they committed in the name of...

“PLL” Recap: ‘Songs Of Innocence’

HOLLYWOOD—The liars have escaped “A’s” dollhouse, but the remnants of his torture have side effects that have left the liars in a troubled state of mind. Those aftershocks were resonated in the latest episode ‘Songs of Innocence’ which saw the ladies dealing with the emotional fallout in a variety of ways. The episode opened with the liars being treated in...