News Roundup from Oct. 10-14

Check out any important news stories you might've missed during the week.

Here's what you missed:


Two homes in Marinwood were evacuated after firefighters responded to a natural gas leak at 555 Appleberry Drive.


A San Rafael man was arrested and booked on suspicion of raping his roommate, according to Crp. Ryan Cogbill.

A pilot whose small plane crashed Thursday afternoon in Marin County walked away unharmed, according to San Rafael Fire Department and Federal Aviation Administration representatives.

Firefighters responded to three multiple-vehicle accidents on Highway 101 the Thursday's morning commute, where four were transported to the hospital for injuries.


A group of protestors gathered in front of Bank of America in San Rafael to protest the bank's planned fee increases and to support an ongoing series of demonstrations known as Occupy Wall Street.


After nine years, a local contracting company will begin dredging the San Rafael Canal in November thanks to new funds from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Public Works announced.

San Rafael could bring in significant revenue to offset the city's structural budget deficit by converting Fourth Street into a pedestrian-only mall, according to architect Scott Adams.


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