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Escaped Inmate Hides in Attic, Falls Through Ceiling

Fellow escapee arrested after 7-hour standoff

(Newser) - A fugitive inmate who escaped last week from a county jail in California by rappelling down with a bedsheet was re-arrested Wednesday night after a seven-hour standoff with police. Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith says Rogelio Chavez was taken into custody at the house of an associate in San... More »

2 Inmates Missing After Thanksgiving Eve Escape

Escapees lowered rope from San Jose jail

(Newser) - Police in California are searching for two inmates who cut through the bars of a second-floor cell and lowered a rope of sheets and clothing to escape. Rogelio Chavez, 33, and Lanon Campbell, 26, made their getaway from San Jose's Main Jail at around 11pm Wednesday night, the San ... More »

Kanye Reveals His Presidential Preference, to Boos

Had he voted, it would have been for Trump

(Newser) - Kanye West didn't vote in last week's election, but if he had, "I would have voted [for] Trump," he told a "shocked" crowd at a concert in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, drawing boos, reports CNN . Kanye reportedly said he'd been a Trump supporter... More »

10 Best Cities for Trick-or-Treaters

Oh, to be a kid in Philadelphia

(Newser) - Kids in Philadelphia who come home with pillowcases stuffed with candy on Halloween probably have no idea how lucky they are. Philly is the best city in the country for trick-or-treaters—and possibly dentists, too—according to the eighth annual Zillow Trick-or-Treat Index , per Parade . The index ranks cities based... More »

Unborn Baby Survives Car Crash That Killed His Mother

'All she ever wanted was to hold her baby in her arms'

(Newser) - An 18-year-old woman in San Jose will never get to meet her baby after she was killed in a car crash Wednesday two months before her child was due, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Doctors were able to save Dulce Capetillo's unborn baby, Christopher, and he remains in... More »

Someone Has Declared Open Season on Cars in San Jose

10 shootings have police stumped

(Newser) - Someone has been shooting at cars along a busy street in San Jose, and police are stumped, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Cars driving on Blossom Hill Road have been fired on a reported 10 times since May. According to the Mercury News , the most recent shootings, which were announced... More »

Protesters Attack Trump Supporters in San Jose

Hats were burned and eggs were thrown

(Newser) - A group of protesters attacked Donald Trump supporters who were leaving the candidate's rally in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday night. A dozen or more people were punched, at least one person was pelted with an egg, and Trump hats grabbed from supporters were set on fire on the... More »

Murder, a Chilling Note, Now Arrests: the Couple's Sons

'They were a nice family'

(Newser) - Two California brothers were arrested Thursday in connection with the shooting deaths of their parents, who were popular fixtures at their mosque for three decades and had helped relatives emigrate from their native Bangladesh, the AP reports. Hasib Bin Golam Rabbi, 22, and his 17-year-old brother were taken into custody... More »

Next to Couple's Bodies, a Chilling Note

Cops looking for son after San Jose murders

(Newser) - Relatives who went to check on a San Jose, Calif., couple on Sunday found a disturbing scene: The shot bodies of Golam Rabbi, 59, and Shamima Rabbi, 57, along with a chilling note. The message in ink on the hardwood floor near the bodies read, "Sorry, my first kill... More »

The 10 Best US Cities to Call Home

There are some surprises

(Newser) - Looking for a fresh start somewhere? US News & World Report just released its first list of the best places to live in America. The publication used data from the US Census Bureau, FBI, and more; its own rankings of high schools and hospitals; and a survey of thousands of... More »

Greyhound Bus Flips on Side, Kills 2

At least 8 others sent to hospital

(Newser) - A Greyhound bus rolled onto its side during a rainy Tuesday morning commute in Northern California, killing two women and sending at least eight others to the hospital, authorities said. Several victims suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene in San Jose or were ferried to a hospital... More »

Kindergarten Parent Accused of Ruining Christmas

Talia complained about a field trip to meet Santa, which was canceled

(Newser) - Every year for a decade, kindergarten students at Sartorette Elementary School in San Jose have been writing letters to Santa then delivering them to the man himself on a school-sponsored outing. Not this year. The Cambrian School District says this month's field trip to meet Santa Claus at a... More »

Man Walks Into Jail, Admits Murder, Gets Turned Away

Deputy told Hugo Ernesto Castro to try police HQ instead

(Newser) - One cannot simply walk into the Santa Clara County jail, apparently. Hugo Ernesto Castro tried to surrender at the facility in San Jose on Monday, but he was told to go elsewhere even after he had confessed to stabbing his ex-girlfriend and handed over a note revealing where her body... More »

San Jose Cop Killed by Suicidal Gunman: Police

Michael Johnson was first officer killed in line of duty in the city since 2001

(Newser) - A San Jose cop died last night, apparently at the hands of a suicidal gunman, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, in the California city's first fatal shooting of an officer in 14 years. Michael Johnson, a field training officer reportedly engaged to be married, was responding to a call... More »

Biggest US Homeless Encampment Evicted

San Jose clears out 'the Jungle'

(Newser) - A homeless encampment believed to have been the biggest in the country—and located in one of its richest areas—was cleared by police and social workers in San Jose yesterday. The San Jose Mercury News describes the scene as a "caravan of misery," with homeless people standing... More »

Cops: Man Sneaked Into Airport, Stole Truck

There was 'no threat to public safety,' says San Jose airport rep

(Newser) - For the third time this year , a San Jose airport has seen a major security breach. This time, a man allegedly managed to enter a restricted area and steal a maintenance vehicle at Mineta San Jose International Airport, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Police say Miguel Zaragoza, 39, made his... More »

Cash-Stuffed Envelopes Being Hidden Beyond SF

San Jose, LA share the wealth

(Newser) - The trail of cash has made its way beyond San Francisco. The anonymous millionaire who last week began stashing envelopes of dough around the City by the Bay showered San Jose with cash for a single day, with five drops in the city yesterday, the Mercury News reports. While revealing... More »

Another Cop Charged With Sex Assault After 911 Call

This time, San Jose officer accused of rape

(Newser) - In the second such story in a week , a police officer responding to a 911 call has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman involved in a domestic disturbance. This time, San Jose officer Geoffrey Graves, 38, is accused of rape, reports the San Jose Mercury News . According to the... More »

Court: School Can Ban US Flag Shirts

Calif. school wanted to prevent Cinco de Mayo fights

(Newser) - A history of violence between white and Latino students justified a California high school's 2010 decision to order students wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo to turn them inside out or go home, a federal appeals court has decided. "Our role is not to second-guess the... More »

Woman Drops $500K in ChristianMingle Scam

Man behind the computer wasn't the hunky UK citizen he appeared to be

(Newser) - This dating scam didn't just break hearts, it broke the bank, too: A San Jose woman, 66, was conned out of $500,000 on ChristianMingle.com after a Nigerian man, pretending to be UK citizen "David Holmes," befriended her on the site. After several phone calls, texts,... More »

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