The Scanner Today, March 6

We reported the tragic news today that a man who set himself on fire last week at UC Berkeley had died.

We were the first news outlet to report his death thanks to our deep community sources.

We shared that news by email with those of you who are signed up for our news alerts, which are available to paying members.

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We also reported over the weekend about a car crash at a home near Strawberry Creek Park and the subsequent arrest.

That story appears below in case you weren't checking The Berkeley Scanner over the weekend.

Man, 42, dies after setting himself on fire at UC Berkeley
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in San Francisco identified him as 42-year-old Chet Bohrer of Salt Lake County in Utah.
Man with gun arrested after crashing into Berkeley yard
The driver struck a fence and ran into some garbage bins but appears to have avoided hitting the home itself.

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