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Friday
Apr182014

Police Searching for Three Suspects in Thursday Morning Robbery

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A man and a woman were attacked and robbed on Thursday morning after meeting with a trio of suspects who they agreed to purchase high-end purses from online.

According to the San Francisco Police Department, the two victims met the suspects on the 4900 block of Mission Street as part of a previous agreement. The suspects were armed and demanded cash, which the victims refused.

One of the victims was hit in the head with an unidentified weapon. The female victim had her cell phone stolen.

Police identified the suspects as a 21-year-old white woman, and two Hispanic men of unknown age.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the San Francisco Police Department.

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Friday
Apr182014

OSHA Fines BART $210,000 for Fatal Oct. 2013 Accident

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The Bay Area Rapid Transit District was fined $210,000 by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health in regards to a 2013 accident that resulted in the death of two workers.

According to OSHA, the two workers killed in an accident in October 2013 did not meet the qualifications to be working near hazardous third-rails. A trainee was at the train's controls at the time of the accident and procedures for employees working on the tracks were "both inadequate and not followed."

In the Oct. 19 accident, four BART managers and a second trainee were in the passenger cars of the train while the trainee manned the controls. The employees were working on the tracks in the area, and despite the trainee's attempts to sound the horn and hit the breaks, the workers were struck and killed.

BART responded to the fine by saying that the organization had made "permanent changes" to its safety procedures. BART offered compliance with OSHA's recommendations and acknowledged that the safety enhancements may cause delays for riders.

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Friday
Apr182014

Dog Stabbed and Killed While Out for Walk with Owner

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- San Francisco Police are searching for two men who stabbed and killed a man's dog in an early-morning incident on Friday.

Police said a 20-year-old man was out walking his dog, when he was confronted by two other men around 3 a.m. in the area of 22nd and Bartlett. One of the suspects grabbed the man's dog, while the other suspect brandished a knife.

Police said a verbal altercation ensued, with the suspects then releasing the dog and fleeing. The man then discovered that the dog had been stabbed.

The wounded pet was taken to an animal hospital, where the dog died.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Athlete Begins Attempt at Solo Record Run Across United States

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Endurance athlete Jessica Goldman began an attempt to run solo across the United States on Wednesday, leaving the steps of San Francisco City Hall at about 8:15 a.m.

Goldman aims to complete her run at New York's City Hall on June 18, which would set a record for the fastest female solo run across the United States.

Mayor Edwin Lee counted off Goldman's start on Wednesday morning.

According to the Mayor's Office, Godlman will be accompanied by members of the Mercy High School cross country running team for the first two miles of her trip.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Mayor Lee Announces Funding for Elevator Repair at City Housing Sites

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Mayor Edwin Lee announced $5.4 million in city funding for "critical elevator modernization and repairs" at a number of San Francisco Housing Authority properties.

The properties where work will take place include one building on Pine Street, two on Turk Street, two on Pacific Street, one on Clementina Street, one on Ellis Street, one on McAllister Street and one on Bush Street.

According the the mayor, the repairs are "necessary to ensure elevators are reliable and do not disrupt the lives of our seniors and disabled public housing residents."

The push to renovate, repair and replace elevators at the SFHA locations are part of Lee's effort to "ensure public housing residents live in safe and decent housing."

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Thursday
Apr172014

Man Beaten, Robbed at Gunpoint in Mission District

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Police are searching for four people after a man was beaten and robbed in San Francisco's Mission District early Thursday morning.

Police said a 47-year-old man was walking on Valencia around 2:40 a.m. when he was approached by four suspects -- two men and two women -- who demanded cash from him. One of the suspects reportedly brandished a gun, while another suspect punched and kicked the victim.

The robbers then took the victim's money and fled on foot.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

Police Investigating Shooting at East Bay Strip Mall

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Police are investigating a Tuesday night shooting outside an East Bay strip mall.  

ABC's San Francisco affiliate KGO reports that two people were shot in the parking lot of the Target shopping Center in Richmond, Calif.

Witnesses reported hearing yelling from at least two men followed by the sound of two gunshots.

The two victims were taken to a local hospital, one of whom was in critical condition.

Police recovered ballistic evidence and blood at the scene, but an investigation is ongoing. Police believe they are looking for at least two suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call (510) 232-1214.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

MTA Board Votes to End Sunday Parking Meter Enforcement

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency voted to abolish Sunday parking meter enforcement starting in July.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the move was part of the new two-year operating budget, which was approved on Monday afternoon.

The Sunday parking meter enforcement was initially implemented in January 2013. Mayor Ed Lee had stumped for its dissolution.

The board also voted to prioritize expanded service to low-income seniors and youths.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

Two People Attacked by Man in Wheelchair

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Two people were injured early Wednesday morning after they were attacked by a man in a wheelchair in San Francisco's Tenderloin District.

Police said two men -- ages 43 and 50 -- were walking in the area of Geary and Hyde around 12:40 a.m. when a man in a wheelchair attacked them.

One victim was reportedly stabbed in the back, while the other victim suffered a swollen eye. The wounded men were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

There were no immediate arrests.

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Tuesday
Apr152014

Two Men Stabbed in Bayview District

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Two men were stabbed early Sunday morning in the Bayview District.

According to the San Francisco police, the victims were on the 200 block Barneveld Avenue and had an altercation with the suspect. The suspect stabbed both men and then fled the scene.

Police say the victims were hospitalized in non-life-threatening condition.

No arrests have been made.

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