TBS Today, Oct. 2

We made it to North Carolina! In case you missed it, we're here for the LION news publishers awards and coverage will be light this week.

But we do have two stories for you today.

Gunfire amid Berkeley robbery; man arrested with ghost gun
Jahquinn Pounders was arrested on suspicion of robbery, gunfire and related crimes, as well as being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Why did States Coffee close in Berkeley?
“I think a lot of people did a lot of reflection during COVID,” States Coffee owner Keith Gehrke told us. “That’s what we did.”

As for the LION awards, winners will be announced Tuesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. Eastern. Not sure how long it will take for our category to be called. But we'll certainly let you know what happens.

Berkeley Scanner is a finalist for LION journalism awards
The Scanner is one of 74 independent news organizations selected as finalists across 10 award categories.

In case you missed it

Berkeley shootings in 2023: The definitive gunfire map
As of Oct. 1, Berkeley has had 25 shootings in 2023 with seven people wounded. BPD also had a fatal police shooting at Toyota in Albany.
The Berkeley Scanner celebrates 1 year in business
This has unquestionably been the most challenging, satisfying and thrilling year of my professional career.
2 teens arrested after bringing guns to Berkeley High
Police say the boys who brought guns to campus were associated with each other rather than involved in any known conflict.
Why didn’t Berkeley apply for state retail theft grant?
Berkeley has already seen $3 million in reported losses this year from retail theft. That’s up from $750,000 last year at this time.
Jonah Roper refused to come to court; arraignment put off
Berkeley police say they found two knives and blood on the steering wheel in the getaway car Roper used to flee the scene.
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