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Unsolved homicides increase in Hayward

Unsolved homicides increase in Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 14, 2016

Hayward Cold Cases Hayward isn’t known for its number of homicides, it rarely reaches double figures in a calendar year. However, in 2015, it was known as the city where those cases became increasingly harder to solve. Three out of the 10 homicide cases that occurred in Hayward in 2015 have resulted w...

Community comes together over death

Community comes together over death

By Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

August 26, 2015

It turns out the community of Hayward is pretty strong. In the wake of the shooting death of Kionta Murphy Jr. around 1 a.m. on Aug. 4 several local organizations stepped up to help the Murphy family and the community. After the Hayward Unified School District heard about the 17-year-old’s death,...

Hayward Police release sketches of 3 suspects in teen’s killing

Hayward Police release sketches of 3 suspects in teen’s killing

Louis LaVenture ,
Sports and Campus Editor

August 19, 2015

On Tuesday the Hayward Police Department released sketches and information about the three suspects they are looking for in connection to the Aug. 4 shooting death of 17-year-old Kionta Murphy Jr. of Hayward. HPD confirmed the three suspects are all Latino and between 17 and 18 years old. The des...

Hayward officer killed in the line of duty

Hayward officer killed in the line of duty

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

July 22, 2015

Hayward Police Sergeant Scott Lunger was killed in the line of duty following a traffic stop early Wednesday morning in North Hayward, acting Hayward Police Chief Mark Koller confirmed in a press conference Wednesday morning, according to reports by NBC Bay Area. Sgt. Lunger was pronounced dead sometime Wedn...

Hayward homeless rates below county average

Hayward homeless rates below county average

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

May 27, 2015

Despite what many people believe, the homeless epidemic is not on the rise in Hayward. Since as early as 2003, surveys, questionnaires and censuses taken by subcontractors of Alameda County have been used gauge the size of the homeless population in the East Bay. However, Hayward has become a victim...

Hayward’s first Bike Rodeo

Hayward’s first Bike Rodeo

Tam Duong Jr.,
Photo and Visual Editor

May 22, 2015

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