TBS Today, May 2

Today we have some great news to share about a national award as well as an update on a 2021 robbery case we've been following for years.

Aipsasiamedia wins national award for online local news
TBS submitted its coverage of DA Price, a fatal police shooting and the discovery of skeletal remains at UC Berkeley for consideration.

Also this week, we were invited to speak on a panel in July before the California Journalism Awards gala hosted by the California News Publishers Association.

It's very exciting to be getting so much recognition and we look forward to sharing more good news as it happens.

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Man linked to Berkeley robbery spree gets 9-year sentence
In 2021, BPD detectives linked Nute to three armed robberies in Berkeley within just 30 minutes.

We also checked with BFD and BUSD about a report of a fire at Berkeley High yesterday in which students and staff were told to "evacuate campus" shortly before the school day ended.

Turns out it was just a minor event. BFD said there was a dryer fire in a laundry room that was "extinguished by sprinkler head activation." No one was hurt.

The principal ultimately sent an email update to parents about the incident.

We're happy to chase down news tips when we can, even when it does not turn into a story.

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In case you missed it

We're still working to learn more about the Berkeley robbery arrests in Oakland on Wednesday. Stay tuned.

Armed robbery, pistol-whipping near UC Berkeley, 3 detained
The man who was pistol-whipped was holding a baby during the robbery, according to preliminary reports.
Jury convicts Keith Asberry Jr. of Berkeley rape, kidnapping
In 2008, Asberry forced a teenage girl near Berkeley High into her car at gunpoint and then raped her, the DA’s office said.
Alameda County officials pledge to set recall election date
The election could be as soon as Aug. 13 or as late as Nov. 5, officials said.

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