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Alameda Police Search for Suspects After Brazen Armed Robbery

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ALAMEDA (CBS SF) — Two armed robbery suspects confronted a customer inside an Alameda Park St. business, got into a struggle over the gun, discharging the weapon before fleeing, according to the Alameda police department.

Investigators have released surveillance camera photos of the pair. While the male suspect was rather nondescript, wearing a mask and a hoodie, the female suspect had a large distinctive teddy bear tattoo on her left thigh.

Police said officers responded to a call just after 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the 1700 block of Park Street to a report of an armed robbery with shots fired.

The initial investigation indicated that two individuals, a male and a female, entered a business and engaged in a verbal altercation with a customer.

During the exchange, the male produced a firearm and demanded the customer’s property. A struggle over the firearm ensued and the male subject discharged his firearm at the victim.

Fortunately, the bullet missed and the victim was unharmed. The male and female fled the scene with the victim’s belongings.

Anyone who may have seen the pictured individuals in the area before the incident or have information on their identities is encouraged to call APD’s Violent Crime Unit at 510-337-8336.

Article: sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

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Prior Infection, Vaccines Provide Best Protection From COVID

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A new study that compares coronavirus protection from prior infection and vaccination concludes getting the shots is still the safest way to prevent COVID-19.

Original Article: seattletimes.com

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UPDATE: 2 Pedestrians Killed, 1 Hurt in Horrific San Jose Collision

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Two pedestrians were killed and another injured Tuesday night after they were struck crossing Almaden Expressway in San Jose.

According to San Jose police, officers responded to the area of Almaden Expressway and Foxworthy Ave. for a traffic collision involving a vehicle and three pedestrians at approximately 8:24 p.m.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2017 Toyota sedan was traveling northbound on Almaden Expressway in the No. 1 lane in the area of Foxworthy Ave.

The Toyota then struck three adult pedestrians who were crossing Almaden Expressway outside of any marked crosswalk. The pedestrians were crossing from the west side towards the east side of the expressway.

The investigation has also revealed that the vehicle had a green light at the intersection.

Two male pedestrians were transported to local hospitals where they were pronounced dead. A third female victim suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. The identity of the victims will be released by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office after their next of kin are notified.

The driver, who also sustained moderate injuries and was taken to a local hospital, was cooperating with the investigation. There was no indication of drug or alcohol influence.

San Jose police said it was the 6th fatal collision and victims number 6 and 7 of 2022. This is also the 4th and 5th pedestrian fatalities of 2022.

Anyone with information on this investigation is urged to contact Detective Templeman #3566 of the San José Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit at 408-277-4654.

Original Post: sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

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US Faces Wave of Omicron Deaths in Coming Weeks, Models Say

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The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, yet COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing. Deaths could top 1 million by early spring. “It unfortunately is going to get worse before it gets better,” an epidemiologist said.

Original Article: seattletimes.com

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