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13-year-old arrested in carjacking after police chase

Nov. 29, 2021 21:05 PM EST

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy suspected in a carjacking was arrested after leading police on a chase and crashing the stolen vehicle in the parking lot of an Oakley coffee shop, police said. Antioch police officers on Sunday spotted the vehicle after it was...

AP source: Pinder, Kemp reach one-year deals with Athletics

Nov. 29, 2021 20:49 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Utilityman Chad Pinder has reached agreement on a $2,725,000, one-year contract and infielder Tony Kemp is receiving a $2.25 million, one-year deal as both players avoided salary arbitration with the Oakland Athletics, a person with direct knowledge of the...

Oakland mayor seeks to reverse police cuts amid crime spike

Nov. 29, 2021 18:42 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a reversal of plans to divert funding from police to social services, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said Monday that she'll push to reverse planned cuts to the city's police department and seek to quickly hire more officers amid a spike in violence and homicides that...

Jurors at trial in Daunte Wright slaying go under microscope

Nov. 29, 2021 16:17 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When attorneys sift through potential jurors for the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer who says she meant to use her Taser instead of her gun when she killed Daunte Wright, they’ll take a hard look at their attitudes toward policing, protests, and the Black...

For cop who shot Daunte Wright, will 'wrong gun' plea work?

Nov. 28, 2021 10:51 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When a suburban Minneapolis police officer shot and killed Daunte Wright in April, her reaction on body-camera video seemed to instantly establish the key facts of the case: “I grabbed the wrong (expletive) gun,” Kim Potter said. “I’m going to go to prison.” ...

News crew guard dies after being shot in attempted robbery

Nov. 27, 2021 18:54 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A security guard has died after he was shot while he protected a San Francisco Bay Area television news crew covering a smash-and-grab theft, part of a rash of organized retail crime in the region. “We are devastated by the loss of security...

News crew guard shot during robbery attempt in Oakland

Nov. 24, 2021 20:53 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A security guard for a television news crew was shot and wounded during an attempted robbery Wednesday near a store that was hit by a smash-and-grab crew of thieves days earlier, police said. The guard was with a KRON-TV reporter near downtown...

3 arrested for robbery shooting of ex-Oakland police captain

Nov. 22, 2021 21:01 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three people were arrested in a robbery and shooting that critically injured a retired Oakland police captain and left another suspect dead, authorities said Monday. Two men were arrested in Elk Grove in Sacramento County and a third was taken...

Rangers get OFs McKinney and Reks from Dodgers for cash

Nov. 22, 2021 18:38 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers acquired outfielders Billy McKinney and Zach Reks from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash in a deal announced Monday. McKinney is a Dallas native who was Oakland's first-round amateur draft pick in 2013. He has appeared in the...

Top US figure skater Alysa Liu switching coaches

Nov. 22, 2021 16:48 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two-time U.S. figure skating champion Alysa Liu is making a coaching change less than three months before the Winter Olympics. The 2019 and 2020 U.S. champ will begin training in Colorado Springs with Christy Krall, Drew Meekins and Viktor...