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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for San Francisco.

Tuesday
Jul292014

Six Injured in Stolen Vehicle Crash

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Six people are injured following a car crash with a stolen vehicle on Monday night.

San Francisco Police attempted to pull over a car for a traffic violation around 10:15 p.m. when the vehicle fled. Police did not pursue, but two blocks later the suspect ran a red light and struck a taxi at Larkin and Post Streets.

Both vehicles were sent into the sidewalk as a result of the collision, hitting two pedestrians at Post and Jones Streets.

One driver fled, but was taken into custody after boarding a 38 Geary bus.

The driver and another suspect suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The taxi driver and a passenger were also injured with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. One pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries, while another is being evaluated.

The suspect vehicle was reported as stolen.


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Monday
Jul282014

SFPD Investigating Robbery on Bus

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Police are investigating a robbery that took place on a bus in the Mission District.

The San Francisco Police Department says the suspect boarded the 14 Mission bus, and when it came to a stop, asked the victim for his property. When the victim refused to comply, the suspect allegedly punched the victim in the face, grabbed a bag of electronics and ran from the bus.

The victim did not require medical treatment.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his early 20s.


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Monday
Jul282014

California to Have Four Governors in One Week

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- You may have heard of the recent proposal to split the state of California into six separate states, but perhaps more interestingly, the top political seat in the Golden State will be held by four different people -- albeit only temporarily -- at different times this week.

California will be under the leadership of four different governors at different times, as a number of state leaders will take turns traveling out of state.

Gov. Jerry Brown left the state on a trade mission to Mexico on Sunday, leaving Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in command.

Newsom, however, is set to leave the state on Tuesday, according to the Sacramento Bee, pushing California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg to the top of the political heap.

But Steinberg's control will only last one day until he, too, leaves California.

On Wednesday, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins will take command until Brown returns from his trip late in the day, says the Sacramento Bee.


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Monday
Jul282014

San Mateo Police Warn Against Jury Duty Scam

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is warning the public of several scams targeting area citizens.

Police say several versions of unsolicited phone calls have been making the rounds as of late, including one in which individuals claim to be a Deputy Sheriff calling about jury duty. Recipients are told they must pay fees for failure to appear, and the scammer instructs them to submit payment via a Green Dot card to settle the account.

Officials are also cautioning against individuals claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service demanding money for back taxes, or people purporting to be a utility company representative.

"The truth is, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office or any law enforcement agency, would never contact a member of the public over the telephone demanding they pay fees and/or any fines lest they be subject to arrest for failure to comply," officials said in a statement.

Anyone with concerns or questions is asked to contact local law enforcement.


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Friday
Jul252014

One Killed in Friday Morning Apartment Fire

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- One person was found dead in a Park Merced apartment on Friday morning after an apartment fire.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle,  a number of small fires were reported at about 5 a.m. in an apartment in a 13-floor building. Police told the newspaper that there was evidence of hoarding in the apartment where the fires started.

The Chronicle reports that a woman was found dead in the apartment. The cause of the fire and the woman's death are both under investigation.


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