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  Last updated on Wed, 28 Jun 2017

3 Chicago Cops Charged With Cover-Up in Teen's Death, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Chicago officers David March, Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney were indicted on charges of trying to shield Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of Laquan McDonald.
9 injured in Muni bus crash in Castro District
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Nine people were taken to a hospital Tuesday afternoon after a 24-Divisadero Muni bus slammed head-on into a delivery truck in the Castro District at rush hour. None of the injuries was life threatening, according to John Baxter, spokesman for the San Francisco Fire Department. The collision shattered the driver side window of the electrified bus. Both drivers were injured, along with seven bus passengers.
Teenage driver critically wounded in shooting in SF’s Bayview
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
A teenage boy was in a hospital battling for his life after an assailant walked up to his car in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco and shot him Sunday night, officials said. The 17-year-old victim was in a car at a stoplight near the intersection of Bayshore Boulevard and Marin Street about 10 p.m. when the gunman approached the vehicle and opened fire, according to the San Francisco Police Department. When the victim, whose name was not released, was hit by the gunfire, his car jerked forward and crashed into another vehicle and a pole, police said.
74-year-old South Bay woman pleads guilty in tax fraud scam
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
A 74-year-old San Jose woman pleaded guilty to stealing personal information from homeless people to use in a fraud scheme that generated $3.5 million in tax refunds, officials said Tuesday. Diep Vo duped people at homeless shelters and halfway houses into giving her their names and social security numbers, and to sign blank income tax returns, saying she would use the information to get them “stimulus” money from government programs, according to court documents. Vo, who also goes by Nancy Vo, was indicted on May 18 and charged with one count of conspiracy to file false claims, three counts of aiding and abetting in filing false claims, two counts of mail fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft, according to court records.
Good Samaritan Tries to Help Toddler Find Parents, Gets Beaten, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
A good Samaritan was mistaken for a kidnapper this Saturday in a Florida park after trying to help a lost toddler find her family, police said.
Fremont carjacking suspect nabbed in Illinois
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
A man suspected in a Fremont carjacking was arrested more than 2,100 miles away in Illinois, police officials said Tuesday. Rivas allegedly went on a two-day crime spree that started June 18 when he attempted to steal a car at the 76 Gas Station on Auto Mall Parkway and Osgood Road in Fremont but failed and drove away in a black BMW, police said. A day later, he tried to carjack a driver at a Valero Gas Station on Mowry Avenue and Fremont Boulevard, but was unsuccessful, police said. Fremont Police officials sent photos of Rivas and his tattoos to their counterparts in Addison, and officers there tracked him down on Friday and arrested him, officials said.
Victim beaten with hammer, robbed of ukulele in San Francisco
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
A pair of robbers were being sought by police after they beat a man with a hammer Sunday morning near the Civic Center in San Francisco and took his prized possession — a ukulele, officials said. The second assailant, a man in his 20s, then attacked the victim with a hammer, enabling his accomplice to grab the ukulele, police said. The two thieves, who also took the victim’s cell phone and backpack, fled on foot, and have not been arrested, according to police.
Fallen U.S. Sailors Honored In Navy Memorial, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The seven sailors who died on the U.S.S. Fitzgerald were honored with at a Navy Memorial. The crash is currently under investigation.