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  1. Prosecutors wrap up closing argument, deliver case involving Vallejo officera s 2011 slaying to juryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Reporter

    Jurors in the death penalty trial for a Fairfield man accused of the 2011 gunshot slaying of a Vallejo police officer spent most of Wednesday deliberating the case, asking various questions and requesting that portions of testimony be read back. Prosecutors in the case of murder defendant Henry Albert Smith Jr., concluded their closing argument and handed the case over to the ten-woman, two-man jury around 10 a.m. Throughout the course of the day, numerous questions came back relating to forensic evidence presented at trial and that of testimony from experts and police.

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  2. Officers aim to curb DUIs during holiday weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Reporter

    The Solano County Avoid the 10 DUI Task Force and the California Highway Patrol are warning drivers to celebrate Fourth of July safely. “For many, the celebration includes alcohol, but the holiday quickly goes from festive to fatal when people choose to drive after drinking,” Vacaville Police Lt. 1 comment

  3. Prosecutors wait to finish closing argument in Vallejo officer slaying case after juror falls illRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Reporter

    Closing argument in the trial for a Fairfield man accused of the 2011 gunshot slaying of veteran Vallejo police Officer Jim Capoot was delayed Tuesday after a juror fell ill. Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the trial for murder defendant Henry Albert Smith, Jr., 41, began their closing remarks Monday after weeks of testimony.

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  4. Final arguments begin Vallejo officera s slaying caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | The Reporter

    A suspected bank robber running from Vallejo police Officer Jim Capoot hopped a fence into a backyard on Janice Street, setting up an ambush, according to prosecutors in the trial for a Fairfield man accused of the officer's 2011 death. That was the scene prosecuting Deputy District Attorney Karen Jensen set for jurors as she began her closing argument in Solano County Superior Court Monday.

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  5. Juror dismissed in trial of Fairfield man accused in Vallejo copa s slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The Reporter

    The judge presiding over the death penalty trial for a Fairfield man accused of the 2011 gunshot slaying of a Vallejo cop removed a juror from the panel Friday over concerns about the juror's answer on a questionnaire filled out months ago. After weeks of sitting through testimony in the trial for murder defendant Henry Albert Smith Jr., 41, jurors in the case will return Monday to Solano County Superior Court to hear closing arguments from attorneys in the case.

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  6. Ham radio Field Day on Mare Island this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | The Reporter

    If catastrophe strikes, and the power and communications lines go down, the ham radio crowd intends to step in and direct traffic, so to speak. The annual Field Day for ham radio is meant to establish emergency communications across the United States, North Bay Amateur Radio Association spokesman Gary Gross said.

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  7. Picks & Pecks Editorial: Artistic talent, giving spirits mark the weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The Reporter

    Generosity is the only word to properly explain what went down at the “We Know Jack” public art project auction last weekend. The project, which involved 25 fiberglass rabbit statues transformed into works of art by area artists, was a huge success.

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  8. Millennials outpace baby boomers in new population figuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | The Reporter

    Millennials outnumber baby boomers and are far more diverse according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. A report, available online at www.census.gov, shows that millennials or America's youth born between 1982 and 2000 now number 83.1 million and represent more than one quarter of the nation's population.

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  9. Experts testify DNA, firearm analysis link evidence collected in bank ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | The Reporter

    Evidence left at the scene where a Vallejo officer was fatally shot in 2011 was traced back forensically to a suspect arrested minutes later, according to trial testimony in Solano County Superior Court Monday. Solano County prosecutors are in the final stages of presenting evidence in the jury trial for murder defendant Henry Albert Smith Jr., 41. Smith was apprehended moments after a high speed pursuit on Nov. 17, 2011, that ended with the fatal shooting of Vacaville resident and veteran Vallejo police Officer Jim Capoot.

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  10. Defense case ends, closing argument set for Monday in trial for man accused of 2011 officera s slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | The Reporter

    Defense attorneys for a Fairfield man accused of the 2011 gunshot slaying of a veteran Vallejo cop rested their case Wednesday in Solano County Superior, setting the stage for closing argument to begin next week. Defense attorneys for murder defendant Henry Albert Smith Jr., 41, spent most of the day Wednesday calling witnesses to highlight what they consider inconsistencies in a prosecution case that wrapped up Tuesday afternoon after nearly three weeks of testimony.

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  11. Defense team for Fairfield man accused of 2011 officer slaying begins presenting evidenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | The Reporter

    Solano County prosecutors rested their case Tuesday after nearly three weeks of trial testimony in a case involving the 2011 shooting death of a Vallejo cop. Vacaville resident and veteran Vallejo police Officer Jim Capoot was slain Nov. 17, 2011, in a backyard in North Vallejo following the pursuit of a suspected bank robber.

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  12. Suisun resident donates $100,000 of art to benefit Dixon teensRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | The Reporter

    A unique vase part of some $100,000 worth of pacific rim art donated for auction to raise funds for Dixon's teen center. --Courtesy photo More than $100,000 worth exotic paintings, carvings, textiles and more will be featured at an auction to benefit Dixon teens.

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  13. Experts testify DNA, firearm analysis link evidence collected in bank ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | The Reporter

    Evidence left at the scene where a Vallejo officer was fatally shot in 2011 was traced back forensically to a suspect arrested minutes later, according to trial testimony in Solano County Superior Court Monday. Solano County prosecutors are in the final stages of presenting evidence in the jury trial for murder defendant Henry Albert Smith Jr., 41. Smith was apprehended moments after a high speed pursuit on Nov. 17, 2011, that ended with the fatal shooting of Vacaville resident and veteran Vallejo police Officer Jim Capoot.

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  14. Attorneys in death penalty trial for man accused of officera s 2011...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | The Reporter

    A Solano County Superior Court judge is set to rule Monday whether or not a suspect's statements to police in the hours after the fatal shooting of a Vallejo police officer should be allowed before a jury. On Nov. 17, 2011, veteran Vallejo Officer Jim Capoot became engaged in a high speed pursuit of an SUV driven by a possible bank robbery suspect.

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  15. Driver strikes six pedestrians, killing one in VallejoRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 20 | The Reporter

    A pedestrian was fatally struck and at least four others injured when a vehicle swerved toward a bus stop and hit a family of five on Sonoma Boulevard on Friday afternoon, witnesses said. Emergency responders were called to treat multiple victims in the area of Sonoma Boulevard and Redwood Street at about 3:25 p.m. just outside of a shopping center.

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  16. Four indicted on federal drug trafficking charges, including three from Solano CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | The Reporter

    A federal grand jury returned an 11-count indictment against Epati Malauulu, 40, of Suisun City; John Ortiz, 43, of Vallejo; Algernon Tamasoa, 26, of Sacramento; and Francisco Poloai, 43, of Dixon. The indictment charges them with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, attempted distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of marijuana and use of a communications facility to facilitate a drug trafficking crime, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced Thursday.

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  17. Witnesses detail collection, analysis of forensic evidence in trial...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | The Reporter

    After two weeks of testimony, prosecutors are close to wrapping up their case against a Fairfield man accused of the 2011 gunshot slaying of a veteran Vallejo police officer. Prosecutors in the trial for Henry Albert Smith, Jr., who is accused of the Nov. 17, 2011, gunshot slaying of Vallejo police Officer Jim Capoot, could wrap their case up Monday when trial testimony resumes.

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  18. Prosecutors present testimony related to arrest of a suspect the afternoon Vallejo officer was slainRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | The Reporter

    Trial testimony resumed Wednesday in Solano County Superior Court in the death penalty trial for a Fairfield man accused of the 2011 shooting death of a Vallejo police officer. Prosecutors in the trial for murder defendant Henry Albert Smith Jr., have moved on from presenting evidence of a bank robbery on the afternoon of Nov. 17, 2011, and subsequent pursuit that led to the fatal shooting of Vacaville resident and veteran Vallejo police Officer Jim Capoot.

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  19. Judge presiding over jury trial for man suspected of officera s...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | The Reporter

    The judge presiding over the death penalty trial for a Fairfield man accused of the 2011 gunshot slaying of a Vallejo police officer is recovering from pneumonia. Jurors in the trial for Henry Albert Smith Jr., were sent home again Monday as Solano County Superior Court Judge Peter B. Foor is recovering from the illness.

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  20. Solano Democrats to host annual awards banquetRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 14 | The Reporter

    Solano County Democrats will once again recognize the outstanding Solano Democrats of the Year with an awards ceremony Saturday, June 20, at the Fairfield Courtyard Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, in Fairfield. The event will run from 6 to 11 p.m. and will include guest speakers California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, State Treasurer John Chiang and California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

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