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Morning Wrap: 9/13/12

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A woolly mammoth tooth dug up at Transbay Center, Johannes Mehserle’s manslaughter appeal rejected, city of Hercules misspent millions, more.
  • Workers at the the Transbay Transit Center construction site downtown discovered a 10-inch-long woolly mammoth tooth. Chronicle
  • The state Supreme Court turned down ex-BART cop Johannes Mehserle’s appeal of his manslaughter conviction in the fatal 2009 shooting of Oscar Grant III. Chronicle
  • A public defender is seeking to get the confession by a 15-year-old Oakland boy that he murdered his parents thrown out on grounds that he may not have been aware of his rights when police questioned him. Oakland Tribune
  • A state audit concludes that the city of Hercules spent, or misspent, nearly $50 million in community redevelopment funds on questionable transactions and often with missing or nonexistent records. Chronicle
  • The San Mateo Bridge will be closed for two weekends next month so that workers can replace bridge decks and a cracked beam discovered in 2010. Chronicle

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