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Hayward High School junior killed

Hayward High School junior killed

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 25
Filed under Metro

Sixteen-year-old Hayward High School junior Lamar Murphy was shot and killed on Princeton Street and Smalley Avenue on Monday evening, shortly after 6:30 p.m. according to press statements from Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. The shooting happened in an unincorporated area of North Hayward that falls ... Read more »

Daughter gets justice in father’s shooting

Daughter gets justice in father’s shooting

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
October 19
Filed under Metro

On March 15, eleven-year old Sarah Avalos and her family traveled to Hayward to purchase a new vehicle from an online seller. The family decided to meet the seller at Ochoa Middle School since they were new to the area. Sarah would soon learn that the seller was a “career criminal” who wanted to rob ... Read more »

Gang bust with possible freeway shooting ties

Gang bust with possible freeway shooting ties

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 24
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Crime pays, but only if you don’t get caught. Twenty four alleged Norteño gang members found that out the hard way earlier this month. On Aug. 10 the Concord Police Department, in collaboration with several neighboring local law enforcement agencies and the FBI, announced the culmination of operation... Read more »

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
August 18
Filed under Metro

A party at an Oakland art gallery turned deadly early Sunday morning, leaving two dead and two others wounded during the event. Prime Development, a vintage clothing store and gallery, hosted a 20th birthday party where at least two shooters opened fire, according to the Oakland Police Departmen... Read more »

East Bay officers receive active shooter training

East Bay officers receive active shooter training

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 3
Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

CSU East Bay’s University Police Department officers received training on how to respond to active shooter situations on campus on Monday and Tuesday. The training was facilitated by the Public Safety Training Institute, a nonprofit organization that trains law enforcement and fire personnel throughout... Read more »

Man allegedly shoots self at West Oakland BART station

Just witnessed a shooting at West Oakland Bart station. Heard a bang. Then saw 2 cops and a black man on the ground. He...

Posted by Akshay Dodeja on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Bryan Cordova ,
Managing Editor
September 1
Filed under Metro, Showcase

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, Akshay Dodeja tweeted out a photo at 8:14 p.m. that stated, “Just witnessed a shooting at West Oakland Bart station. 2 police men. 1 black man.” The photo contained two policemen and one man who was on the ground and allegedly shot. Later that evening BART officials released a... Read more »

Community comes together over death

Community comes together over death

By Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
August 26
Filed under Metro, Showcase

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,... Read more »

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
Filed under Metro, Showcase

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... Read more »

Hayward teenager killed in shooting

Hayward teenager killed in shooting

Shannon Stroud,
Editor-in-Chief
August 4
Filed under Metro, Showcase

On Tuesday morning around 1:00 a.m. a 17-year-old male was shot and killed on Arf Avenue and Morningside Drive according to a press release from the Hayward Police department. Hayward Unified School District named the victim as Kionta Murphy but Hayward police have not confirmed his identity. Murphy... Read more »

Hayward officer killed in the line of duty

Hayward officer killed in the line of duty

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
July 22
Filed under Metro, Showcase

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... Read more »

South Hayward man shot and killed

South Hayward man shot and killed

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
April 30
Filed under Metro, Showcase

The Hayward Police Department identified the 27-year-old man who was shot and killed in the Fairway Park neighborhood of Hayward Saturday night as Theodore Mejia. Mejia, a Hayward resident, was found near the Baywood Apartments complex on Brae Burn Avenue between Gresel Street and Rousseau Street off o... Read more »

Shooting threat hits campus

Shooting threat hits campus

Kris Stewart,
Online and Social Media Editor
April 16
Filed under Campus, Showcase

At approximately 6:45 p.m. on Friday, April 10, California State University, East Bay students, faculty and staff received a “timely warning” through a variety of alerts regarding the threat of a possible shooting on campus the following day, Saturday, April 11. It started with an overheard conv... Read more »

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