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  Last updated on Sun, 26 Mar 2017

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Car Program After Ariz. Crash, Sat, 25 Mar 2017
The crash in Tempe occurred after a second car driven by a human failed to yield to the Uber vehicle, Tempe police said.
Oakland police van hits motorcycle downtown Saturday
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Sat, 25 Mar 2017
Several blocks of Broadway were blocked off in downtown Oakland Saturday morning after an Oakland Police Department SUV collided with a motorcycle. The accident occurred at the intersection of 19th and Broadway just before 8 a.m., according to police. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition, and the driver of the SUV was not injured, police said. Filipa A. Ioannou is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: Twitter: @obioannoukenobi
Forestville man arrested in shooting death of his brother
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Sat, 25 Mar 2017
A Forestville man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of his younger brother, Sonoma County Sheriff’s officials said Saturday. The mother of the two men called for help at about 7:15 p.m. Friday, saying her son, 36-year-old Shamus Gallon, had been shot with a rifle at their home on the 9800 block of River Road, officials said. The cars were inoperable after the crash, but a third deputy found Gallon’s minivan parked at the MD Gas Station in Guerneville and was able to make an arrest. Both men lived with their mother, and the motive for the slaying is unclear, with deputies unaware of any significant conflict that may have led to the shooting, officials said.
1 Dead in Las Vegas Strip Bus Shooting That Closed Strip, Sat, 25 Mar 2017
The gunman had barricaded himself in a bus for hours and a section of the tourist destination was closed. Police said he opened fire without warning.
Two killed in separate East Bay freeway accidents
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Sat, 25 Mar 2017
Two fatal accidents occurred on Highway 680 in the dark early hours of Saturday morning, one in Pleasanton and the other in Pleasant Hill, according to the California Highway Patrol. A man was driving north in a 2005 Toyota Camry when he suddenly veered across multiple lanes of traffic and smashed into the divider so forcefully the car flipped onto its roof, according to the CHP. Less than two hours later, a young man died on Highway 680 in Pleasant Hill after being struck by three cars. The first driver fled the scene, but the second and third, a 29-year-old Oakley man driving an Audi SUV and a 22-year-old Concord woman driving a Toyota Corolla, stayed to provide statements to officers. The investigation is ongoing, but investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident.
San Jose police investigating suspicious death
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Sat, 25 Mar 2017
A suspicious death on the street in San Jose has launched a police investigation, officials said Saturday. Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Bard Street, near Toyon Elementary School, at 10:17 a.m. Saturday, after callers reported seeing a wounded person on the ground and not breathing. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult man with serious injuries, according to Officer Albert Morales a spokesman for the San Jose Police Department.
Fans, politicians rally to keep Raiders in Oakland
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Sat, 25 Mar 2017
Raiders fans filled a wing of the Oakland Coliseum with a cacophony of chants, stomping and speeches Saturday morning, their last stand to keep the team in town before NFL owners vote on a Las Vegas relocation this week. Mayor Libby Schaaf implored team officials to restart negotiations, something she said they have spurned for more than a year, publicly revealing for the first time details on her conversations with league officers and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell — and the near silence she’s gotten from Raiders owner Mark Davis. Recognize your home market, recognize we have a viable plan, get the Raiders back to the table with us, and forget the temptations of Sin City. Stadium proponents in Las Vegas want to build a $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium using a mix of financing from Bank of America, the NFL and $750 million in public money from a hotel room tax. [...] Oakland officials plan to construct a slightly smaller, $1.3 billion open-air stadium that would be financed with a $600 million loan from the Fortress Investment Group and a $500 million loan backed by seat licensing. Oakland boasts a larger television market, fan base and public transportation system than Las Vegas.
Jury Finds Officer Guilty in Fatal Shooting of 6-Year-Old, Fri, 24 Mar 2017
Derrick Stafford and another deputy city marshal fired on a vehicle after a pursuit. Jeremy Mardis, 6, was killed.
Texas Track Coach Killed, 18 Students Hurt in Crash, Fri, 24 Mar 2017
A Texas track coach was one of two people killed in a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a bus that also left at least 18 high schoolers injured.
Lawmakers Ask FBI for Help Locating Missing Black Girls, Fri, 24 Mar 2017
The District of Columbia logged 501 cases of missing juveniles, many of them black or Latino, in the first three months of this year, according to police.