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(Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail)
East Bay man on probation for trying to kill his wife legally changes name

On Halloween night 2004, after failing to find a hit man to kill his estranged wife, Virginia prosecutors said Kurt William Kroboth wore a vampire mask, severed phone and electric wires, sneaked into the sleeping woman's house with a bottle of chloroform and attempted to knock her out to stage a bathtub suicide, prosecutors said. Kroboth now lives in Hercules and in May changed his name in Contra Costa Superior Court. 
(Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)
Critics threaten to sue over juvenile shackling

Some Contra Costa juvenile defendants are shackled and forced to walk across a public street in downtown Martinez, up courthouse steps and down a hallway, eliminating the confidentiality afforded most youths in the criminal justice system. Youth Law Center and the county's probation department plan to meet to discuss what can be done. 
(John Green/Bay Area News Group)
Burlingame: Hwy. 101 won't reopen until at least 2 p.m.

U.S. Highway 101, a major link between the Peninsula and San Francisco, remained closed in both directions Saturday because of a crash Friday evening in which a tractor-trailer toppled power lines, the California Highway Patrol said.  
(Concord Police Department)
Residents angry over proposed placement of rapist in Concord

City and Contra Costa County leaders are encouraging residents to join them in opposing a state plan to place convicted rapist Fraisure Smith in a Concord residence when he is released from custody later this year. Smith is the second sexually violent predator to be placed in Contra Costa County this year after other counties rejected them. 
BAY AREA NEWS
(Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)
BART Transbay Tube closing again over Labor Day weekend

BART Transbay Tube maintenance and repair work will cut off service between Oakland, San Francisco during Labor Day weekend from midnight Friday, Sept. 4, through 4 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. 
Celebrities
(Photo by Colin E. Braley/Invision/AP)
Chris Brown owns 14 Burger Kings

Peyton Manning, Kanye West, Magic Johnson, Rick Ross, Jimmy Buffett, and Hank Aaron also own fast food joints. 
Spotlight
'Star Wars': 15 biggest celebrity fans

From Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey to Megan Fox, some of the biggest names in Hollywood were inspired by the George Lucas movies of their youth. 
BUSINESS
(LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group)
Splunk agrees to big lease in San Jose's Santana Row

Splunk will open a big new research and office center in San Jose's Santana Row complex, city and company officials said Friday, a move that signals the software company's decision to expand to San Jose rather than seek larger offices in San Francisco. 
(Richard Shotwell/Invision)
'Star Wars': 15 biggest celebrity fans

From Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey to Megan Fox, some of the biggest names in Hollywood were inspired by the George Lucas movies of their youth. 
(Photo by Colin E. Braley/Invision/AP)
Chris Brown owns 14 Burger Kings

Peyton Manning, Kanye West, Magic Johnson, Rick Ross, Jimmy Buffett, and Hank Aaron also own fast food joints.