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POSTED January 25, 2013 9:10 p.m.

BART OKS $2.7M TO BUY VIDEO STREAMING DEVICES: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bay Area Rapid Transit riders can get ready for their closeups.

The San Francisco Examiner says BART directors this week approved a $2.7 million contract to buy 100 wireless communications devices. Once installed on railcars, they can stream live video to BART security and control centers.

They'll also improve Wi-Fi service for riders.

Forty-four of BART's nearly 700 cars already have similar devices.

MAN WHO HELPED IN OCCUPY OAKLAND KILLING SENTENCED: OAKLAND  (AP) — An Oakland man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for helping kill a man at an Occupy Oakland camp and sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint days later.

The Oakland Tribune says Isaac McDaniels was sentenced Thursday under a deal that saw him plead guilty to being an accessory to a felony and the sexual assault.

McDaniels acknowledged that he helped beat 25-year-old Kayode Foster and gave his gun to the man charged with killing him during a 2011 confrontation at an Occupy Oakland tent city. Norris Terrell has been charged with murder.

Five days after the shooting, McDaniels pulled a gun on a woman as she walked home alone from work and forced her to commit a sexual act.

SAN JOSE HOMICIDE IS THE SECOND IN AS MANY DAYS: SAN JOSE  (AP) — San Jose police are investigating a fatal stabbing that is the city's third homicide of the year and the second in two days.

Sgt. Jason Dwyer said Thursday that a group of young men walked up to a man in his late 30s or 40s and began stabbing him several times in the torso in the city's Kenwood neighborhood shortly after 8:30 p.m.

The victim was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Dwyer said police do not yet have a motive as it's still unknown whether the victims knew his attackers or if the incident was random.

It was San Jose's second homicide in two days. On Wednesday, 43-year-old Anna Duong, a mother of two, was shot and killed in her condominium.

LOCK-DOWN ALERTS LIFTED FROM 3 BAY AREA SCHOOLS: SUNNYVALE,   (AP) — Three San Francisco Bay area schools are being taken out of lock-down mode because police now think a student who reported seeing an armed man was lying.

The city of Sunnyvale said Friday that authorities had stopped searching for a possible suspect after two hours because new information suggested the information that prompted the search had been fabricated.

Three Sunnyvale schools — West Valley Elementary School, Cupertino Middle School and Homestead High School were put on lockdown following the student's report of spotting a man with a revolver near the middle school.

Students were required to stay inside the elementary and high school as a precaution.

Schools around the nation have been taking extra precautions to safeguard students since 20 elementary schoolers were shot to death in Newtown, Conn. last month.

TEEN SENTENCED FOR MURDERING ADOPTIVE PARENTS: OAKLAND  (AP) — A judge has sentenced an Oakland teen convicted of killing his adoptive parents to 25 years to life in prison after the 16-year-old pleaded guilty to both slayings.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Moses Kamin on Friday told victims' family members in court that he did not want their forgiveness, and that he hoped they could forget him.

Kamin pleaded guilty in December to the first-degree murder of 55-year-old Robert Kamin, and the second-degree murder of 50-year-old Susan Poff. He was charged as an adult.

Police said Kamin told them he strangled the couple after an argument over a suspension from school for using marijuana.

Kamin's defense attorney argued his client had a psychological disorder due to childhood trauma he suffered while living with his birth mother.

 

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