Bay Area pianist faces charges of child molestation

Famed Bay Area ragtime pianist Frederick Hodges is scheduled to continue his trial Monday at the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in Oakland for alleged sexual offences involving two children in Berkeley and Oakland. Hodges faces several counts of child molestation stemming from individual encounters he allegedly had with two 12-year-old
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Berkeley police shoot, wound suspect

Berkeley police officers shot and injured a man during a shooting Friday evening. A little after 10:30 p.m. Friday, officers were searching for a man who had fled from a vehicle stop. Officers spotted the suspect in an apartment near 8th and Delaware streets in West Berkeley, according to a
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Most stay-away orders against Occupy Cal protesters lifted

The majority of the stay-away orders against Occupy Cal protesters — which initially elicited widespread criticism — have been overturned. As of this week, only four of the 12 stay-away orders issued to Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protesters remain. Thirteen protesters have been presented with criminal charges in regard to
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Man robbed on Dwight Way

A man was the victim of a strong arm robbery Monday on Southside, according to police. A 22-year-old man was walking eastbound on Dwight Way — near the intersection of Dana Street — when he was approached by two men who blocked his path and demanded his property, according to
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Stay-away order lifted for another Occupy Cal protester

Yet another stay-away order — one of 12 issued against protesters in connection with the Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protests — was lifted Wednesday. UC Berkeley graduate student Amanda Armstrong had her stay-away order lifted after Armstrong’s attorney Jeff Wozniak met with the judge and a deputy district attorney in chambers Wednesday
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Suspect in Berkeley homicide pleads not guilty

The man charged in the city of Berkeley’s third homicide of the year pleaded not guilty in court Monday. Berkeley resident Randall Alston pleaded not guilty to one charge of felony murder at the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in Oakland for the March 29 fatal shooting of 24-year-old Devin Whitmire
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Man robbed at gunpoint on Southside

A man was robbed at gunpoint south of the UC Berkeley campus Thursday night. While walking along Fulton Street, the 24-year-old male victim — who is affiliated with the university — was approached by the suspect between Parker and Carleton streets at 8:38 p.m., according to a UCPD crime advisory. The
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