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The bay’s Pacific herring are the largest coastal population in the continental U.S. and a key element of the bay’s complex food web, according to the study, which was published online by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The spill that resulted from the massive cargo ship striking one of the pillars of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in heavy fog killed more than 6,800 birds and closed beaches to swimmers for weeks.
Kidnap victim used Facebook to procure police rescue
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah police say a woman used Facebook to get help after she and her 17-month-old son were held hostage at a residence for nearly five days.
Salt Lake County Jail documents say the woman posted Saturday that she and her son would be “dead by morning” if they were not rescued. That prompted a welfare check at the home by Sandy police.
Officers arrested Troy Reed Critchfield, 33, and booked him into jail on suspicion of aggravated kidnapping, forcible sodomy, aggravated assault, domestic violence, child abuse, animal cruelty and other charges. He remained in jail Monday.
Police say the woman hid in a closet and used a laptop to post the Facebook message.
• From wire dispatches and staff reports
By Donald Lambro
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