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Solano autopsy questions spill into Travis Dairy homicide case

FAIRFIELD — Another pending murder case has been affected by the growing controversy involving the doctor with the Solano County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office who conducted the autopsy on the victim. Sheriff’s officials have repeatedly said Dr. Susan Hogan retired in December 2013. She has said she was abruptly fired for no reason. Prosecutors earlier this week […]

Police release homicide victim’s name, seek out witnesses

FAIRFIELD — Police on Saturday released the name of the man who was shot to death Friday night at Parkway Gardens as the investigation into the city’s first homicide of the year continued. Meanwhile friends and family members of 21-year-old Terrell Brumfield gathered near the shooting scene Saturday evening to take part in a vigil to […]

Judge grants delay as prosecutors seek to combine Fairfield homicide cases

FAIRFIELD — A court hearing on a prosecution attempt to consolidate charges against a man suspected in two Fairfield killings last year has been delayed to Oct. 28. The defense attorney for Fairfield resident Warren Sloan III sought additional time Monday to review the consolidation motion sought by District Attorney’s Office. The judge granted the request. Sloan, 42, […]

Fairfield man to stand trial for 2nd homicide

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield man accused of fatally shooting a man in March 2012 was ordered Thursday to stand trial on a murder charge. Warren G. Sloan III has also previously been ordered to stand trial on another murder charge for the fatal stabbing of a woman three weeks after the fatal shooting. A three-day […]

Judge sets date for Fairfield double-homicide trial

FAIRFIELD — A man who faces homicide charges for the shooting deaths of two men had a date set for the start of his jury trial. Marcel Rutherford-Chew, 19, went to the Dover Avenue town homes with several companions to buy some marijuana on March 7, 2012. Guns were pulled during the parking lot drug […]

Reluctant witness tells his side in Fairfield double-homicide

FAIRFIELD — The man who shot and killed two men in a Fairfield drug deal gone bad told his story of self-defense Wednesday, changing his story by the minute. Blake Johnson said that he returned fire at two men who robbed him and then fired shots at him March 7, 2012, in Parkway Gardens. Exactly […]

DR staff pick top local stories for 2012

FAIRFIELD — America’s economy may be improving, but local governments found 2012 to be one big, fiscal headache – and the biggest local story of 2012, as chosen by the Daily Republic staff.

California dissolved redevelopment agencies in February, depriving cities of a key revenue source. Fairfield in April declared a state of fiscal emergency and shut down its downtown theater. With the city teetering on its own version of a fiscal cliff, City Councilman John Mraz declared it had one foot on a banana peel.

Cities looked at different . . .

Police investigate man’s death as Fairfield’s 9th homicide of year

FAIRFIELD — Police were investigating a death early Sunday that they suspect is Fairfield’s ninth homicide of the year. The victim, identified as a 30-year-old Fairfield man, was found injured in his driveway, police report. He appeared to have been shot. Police received telephone calls just after 3 a.m. Sunday from residents in the area of […]

Cheers, jeers for the week of Aug. 5-11, 2012

Cheers to another successful National Night Out in Fairfield, Suisun City and Vacaville. In Fairfield, most of the action took place within specific neighborhoods — a great many neighborhoods, in fact. Suisun City’s efforts were centered on Carl E. Hall Park, near the new Salvation Army Kroc Center and the local library. The local activities […]

Fairfield double-homicide suspect in custody

FAIRFIELD — A man wanted for a double-homicide at Parkway Gardens was arrested Tuesday in the Los Angeles area and booked Wednesday at the Solano County jail. Marcel Rutherford-Chew, 18, of East Palo Alto, was allegedly involved in a deadly gunfight March 7 at the Parkway Gardens town houses off Dover Avenue. Details of his arrest were […]

Cheers, jeers for the week of April 29 through May 5, 2012

Cheers to members of the clergy and community leaders who came together this week to reclaim the sites where three people have been killed this year. Two men were shot to death March 7 at the Parkway Gardens town homes off of Dover Avenue during what police believe was a drug deal that went sour. […]

Fairfield police silent on ID of city’s 7th homicide victim

FAIRFIELD (9:46 p.m.) — Police were waiting Thursday to release the identity of a Suisun City man who was killed and a Fairfield man who was seriously injured during a shooting the night before outside a bar near Travis Air Force Base. Police responded at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a large fight at Perk’s Bar […]

Woman dead: Police investigate Fairfield’s 6th homicide of 2012

FAIRFIELD — Police are investigating Fairfield’s sixth homicide of the year after a young woman was found stabbed to death Saturday at a Fourth Street home. The woman is described as 18 to 20 years old. She was found Saturday morning on the 800 block of Fourth Street. Police were notified at 8:42 a.m., according […]

Sound off: Sunday, March 25, 2012

This week we asked readers to vote and comment on this question: Do the recent homicides in Fairfield make you feel less safe? Here’s how some of you responded: In my opinion most, if not all of those slain have been involved in some illegal activity, at least according to the paper. From illegal gun sales […]

City Council talks about recent Fairfield homicides

FAIRFIELD — Police Chief Walt Tibbet told City Council members at their Tuesday meeting that one key to dealing with recent homicides is working with citizens in neighborhoods. “It may sound pie in the sky, but we want to know everybody in the city,” Tibbet said. A step in this outreach will take place at […]

Suspect wanted in Fairfield double-homicide in custody

FAIRFIELD — A man wanted in connection with a deadly late-afternoon gunfight March 7 in Fairfield was in jail late Monday after being arrested and brought back to Solano County. Blake Johnson, 21, of Vallejo, was taken into custody without incident in Sacramento. Johnson was seen riding on a train through Nevada. Federal agents observed […]

Hearing for Vacaville homicide set in March

FAIRFIELD — Nearly two months after pleading not guilty to a murder charge, the lawyer for a Vacaville man accused of killing the mother of their four children told a judge Thursday that he needed six more months before he would be ready for a probable cause hearing. “I have a lot of things to […]

Judge notes progress, problems at Parkway Gardens

FAIRFIELD — An account of the three homicides at the Parkway Gardens condominium complex – and a report that the property operates “like a lawless apartment project” with mostly absentee landlords – preceded Solano County Superior Court Judge Paul Beeman stating Friday that he wants problems addressed while also praising progress at the site. One […]

Oscar Pistorius takes witness stand for first time

PRETORIA, South Africa — His voice shaking, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand Monday for the first time, testifying that he was trying to protect the girlfriend he killed and that he became so tormented by memories of the fatal shooting and panic attacks that he once hid helplessly in a closet. Pistorius also offered […]

Judge rejects DA’s move in contested case

FAIRFIELD — A judge has chastised Solano County District Attorney Donald A. du Bain after his top administrative aide sent an email Friday to a court reporter, telling her to break the law and stop giving attorneys transcripts of recent hearings for an upcoming murder trial that includes a controversy involving dozens of autopsies in […]

Records detail coroner’s controversy timeline

VALLEJO — Defense attorneys trying to get the murder case thrown out for a Vallejo man because of controversy within the Solano County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office spelled out additional reasons Monday why they believe prosecutors and local law enforcement are guilty of deliberately hiding evidence. Judge Daniel J. Healy is expected to rule on the request […]

Solano autopsy controversy expands in scope

FAIRFIELD — The growing autopsy controversy in the Solano County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office has prompted defense attorneys to ask a judge to throw out a murder charge for Michael Daniels, a Vallejo man currently set for a jury trial in less than two weeks. Prosecutors meanwhile announced that the scope of an investigation into work done […]

Police investigate fatal shooting on Phoenix Drive

FAIRFIELD — Police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one person dead Saturday in Fairfield. The shooting was reported at approximately 4:15 a.m. near the 1400 block of Phoenix Drive. Lt. Stephen Crane said officers found a shooting victim dead at the scene. Information on the age, gender and city of residence of […]

Man shot, killed at Parkway Gardens

FAIRFIELD — Police late Friday continued to investigate a shooting in a Fairfield neighborhood that left one man dead.

The shooting was reported shortly before 8:15 p.m. on El Verano Court in Parkway Gardens, located off Dover Avenue near Air Base Parkway.

Police reported about two and a half hours later that the shooting was a homicide – the city’s first of 2014. The victim was described only as an adult male. …

Ex-con enters not-guilty pleas to murder

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield ex-con who faces a pair of murder charges was in court briefly Wednesday morning, where he pleaded not guilty. Warren H. Sloan, 47, was ordered to return to court in September, when dates for jury trials may be set. Prosecutors have said they will likely seek to combine both homicide cases […]

Accused Fairfield killer in court for hearing

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield man who faces a pair of murder charges was in court Tuesday for the first day of a probable cause hearing for one of the killings. Warren H. Sloan III is accused of fatally shooting Clarence James, 47, in the driveway of James’ home on Hayes Street on the night of March 12, […]

DR earns praise for veterans section, front pages

FAIRFIELD — The Daily Republic received peer recognition Saturday for its Veterans Day tribute to area veterans and for its front page presentations. The paper placed second in the best special section category in the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest for its salute to veterans that was published on Veterans Day 2012. The […]

Judge sets hearing dates for suspected killer Sloan

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield man who faces a pair of homicide charges was in court briefly Tuesday. Warren H. Sloan III is accused of shooting and killing 47-year-0ld Clarence James during an armed robbery the night of March 12, 2012, in the driveway of James’ home on Hayes Street. Judge E. Bradley Nelson ordered Sloan, 43, […]

Fairfield man to stand trial for young woman’s slaying

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield man was ordered Thursday to stand trial for allegedly stabbing a woman to death more than a year ago. The probable cause hearing for Warren H. Sloan III included six days of testimony from prosecution witnesses. Sloan is accused of stabbing and killing 19-year-old Cheynah D. Watson in the backyard of an abandoned home […]

Murdered schoolboys shake Salvador’s gang truce

LAS COLINAS, El Salvador — The schoolboys went missing on a Thursday, and it took nearly three weeks for police to discover the mass grave. On July 11, a police investigator, wearing a ski mask to hide his identity, dug up the dead, the youngest 15. One of the mothers stood weeping as the corpses […]

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Solano News

Vacaville set to usher in new chapter for Police Department

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Supervisor candidates file conflict-of-interest forms

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A1

 
Trial begins for teacher accused of abusing children

By Jess Sullivan | From Page: A3

Suisun police ID shooting victim

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A3, 1 Comment

 
Solano Jews gather for start of Passover

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Suisun council debates train depot renovation

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County discusses consolidated dispatch

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A4

 
Miner Slough Bridge to see repairs

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A4

 
‘Heaven is for Real’ opens Wednesday

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B5

 
Fiesta Days pageant organizers seek contestants

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Easter hunt set for Mare Island

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A5

 
Crews make quick work of vehicle fire

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Paper Clover Campaign supports Solano County 4-H

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A6

Coakley joins Solano fair board

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A6

 
Hundreds flock to Krispy Kreme as it opens doors

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County to honor Solano educators

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US / World

Officials: Huge San Francisco blaze was accidental

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‘Shrimp Boy’ pleads not guilty in corruption case

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Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

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Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

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Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

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Ukraine: Military secures airport from attack

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Democrats have outside money advantage – for now

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First women move into Army platoon artillery jobs

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Final deadline arrives for health exchange sign-up

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New LA newspaper embraces print in digital world

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Congress is giving states the transportation blues

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Police: Suspects in killings wore GPS devices

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DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate

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Robot sub returns to water after 1st try cut short

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Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

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2 dead after ferry sinks off SKorean coast

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Opinion

State Senate must do more to restore trust

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Oh, for the days of Dr. Welby

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Poor Judgement in Flight 370 column

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Senseless babble that hurts

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Expand Red Top Road

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Editorial cartoons for April 16, 2014

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Living

Community Calendar: April 16, 2014

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What love gives you

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Today in History for April 16, 2014

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A matzo ball soup fit for a weeknight dinner

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Saving carrots from their usual sugary Easter fate

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Sweet pairings for grown-up Easter treats

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My husband still pays his 45-year-old unemployed son’s bills

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: B7

 
Horoscopes for April 16, 2014

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Entertainment

Boston Globe wins Pulitzer for bombing coverage

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Lindsay Lohan’s mom pleads guilty to DWI in NY

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Strahan’s ‘GMA’ side job confirmed with his visit

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TVGrid

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Sports

Cal hires Tennessee’s Cuonzo Martin as coach

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Warriors trying to move on without Andrew Bogut

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Sharks’ Torres uncertain for playoff opener

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Indians shut out Mustangs

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Ex-Minnesota State, Mankato coach returning to job

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Panthers jump Sabres to win NHL draft lottery

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More former players sue NHL regarding concussions

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49ers sign WR Brandon Lloyd to 1-year deal

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MLB marks 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut

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Business

Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip

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Yellen signals more aggressive stance toward banks

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Obituaries

Carolyn McClelland

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Evonne Medina

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Comics

Blondie

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Garfield

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Peanuts

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Pickles

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Wizard of Id

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For Better or Worse

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Beetle Bailey

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Zits

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Rose is Rose

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Sally Forth

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B.C.

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Baldo

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Baby Blues

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Dilbert

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Frank and Ernest

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Get Fuzzy

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Sudoku

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Bridge

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Cryptoquote

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Word Sleuth

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Crossword

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