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Update: Person dies after being struck by BART train; North Berkeley station re-opens

North Berkeley BART station was closed on Tuesday Jan. 19. Photo: Mary Kuntz-Cote UPDATES: At 3:30 p.m. the North Berkeley BART station has now reopened. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes on the Fremont and Richmond lines. At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday BART confirmed that a person died after being struck by a train shortly after it had […]

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North Berkeley BART station closed due to grenade scare

North Berkeley BART station was briefly closed on Aug. 20, 2015. Photo: Josh Schoolfield North Berkeley BART station was briefly closed on Aug. 20, 2015. Photo: Josh Schoolfield The North Berkeley BART station was closed briefly Thursday evening after someone reported seeing what appeared to be a live grenade in the station’s satellite parking lot on Franklin […]

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After ordering pizza with stolen card, teen charged with 4 armed robberies in Berkeley

A Berkeley teen has been charged with four armed robberies near North Berkeley BART. Above: the locations of the robberies (gun icon), the location of the pizza delivery request (pizza slice) and the location of the police search (badge icon). Locations are approximate. Image: Google maps A Berkeley teen has been charged with four armed robberies near […]

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‘Pizza delivery’ police nab armed robbers in Berkeley

Authorities say robbers used a stolen credit card to order pizza, which tipped police to their location, and ultimately led to their arrest and the recovery of a handgun. Photo: Kris Vera-Phillips Police officers pretending to be pizza deliverers captured three people linked to an armed robbery early Monday morning in North Berkeley. Authorities say the robbers […]