TBS Today, Jan. 10

Good morning.

Our latest Scanner deep dive shines a spotlight on Alyx Herrmann, who is presumed dead following her disappearance five weeks ago under suspicious circumstances.

Authorities say it is likely her remains that were found last week in Tilden park.

While most of the media attention in this murder case has focused on Herrmann's alleged killer, we aimed to learn more about her life, which was remarkable.

"She was fearless," her brother told us this week in an exclusive interview. "Everyone talks about how she would uplift everyone around her. Her spirit was just very strong."

We also share ways you can help honor her memory. Don't miss this one.

Remembering Alyx Herrmann: ‘Her spirit was just very strong’
“She was fearless,” her brother told us this week. “Everyone talks about how she would uplift everyone around her.”

We broke the news Tuesday that the Alameda County district attorney's office had appealed a judge's decision to remove it from the misdemeanor case against Butch Ford, one of DA Pamela Price's biggest political opponents.

Learn about the latest developments in a case that has drawn high interest.

DA’s office fights Butch Ford recusal order, trial on hold
Price says Ford improperly helped a defendant in a police shooting case. Ford says the case has been driven by political retribution.

We also had a scoop this week about a teen on a scooter who managed to escape an armed robbery attempt near UC Berkeley.

Berkeley: Teen on scooter escapes armed robbery attempt
The 19-year-old was riding westbound on Parker Street when the driver pointed a gun with an extended magazine at him, BPD said.

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