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unsafe. >> garbage and feces on the floor. >> reporter: they were taken from the home and placed with family members. but investigators say after interviewing the children they learned the kid also endured so much more. torture at the hands of their father. >> they described incidents of intentional abuse, resulting in puncture wounds, burns, bruising, injuries consistent with being shot with a pellet gun or bb gun. >> reporter: rogers says her house is in disarray because of the police search. but we saw what looked like feces covering the bathroom floor and filthy conditions. >> i don't know what they mean about torture. i have no idea. >> reporter: rogers admits all ten of her kids sleep in the same room, because she says they want to. she says she loves her children and wants them home. >> i can't talk to you right now. the babies, if you see this,
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your mommy loves you. every day i am working for you, okay? so please stay strong, because mommy is coming. >> now the father has been charged with seven counts of torture and nine counts of felony child abuse. he pled not guilty in court today. so far rogers has been charged with child endangerment, but the prosecutor says we can expect them to amend the complaint in the next few days. reporting live in fairfield, jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jodi. if you were on twitter, you were one of the first to see the videos of the home. you can follow jodi's tweets by following us. our handle is @nbc bay area. caught in the me too movement. calls are mounting for dominick caserta. he's accused of sexual
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harassment and today police received new complaints against him. robert handa broke the storey about the new complaints and joins us live. >> reporter: right here off stevens creek boulevard where there are demands for a bill board to be taken down. last week, four possible victims contacted police. but now the number of police complaints has risen to nine, and it's fueled the outrage. >> a lot of the people who have either been victims or a witness or part of the situation, they have to come pass under this billboard every day, and we don't want them to have to relive that trauma. >> reporter: a loose knit group of community groups along with a former victim stepped up their mission to remove caserta from office by demanding that an advertising company remove this billboard. he is under fire for sexual misconduct and harassment allegations that have recently
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surfaced. >> he engaged in a pattern of behavior that shouldn't be tolerated by the community. and therefore, signs like that need to be taken down. >> reporter: lisa gilmore also turned up the pressure on caserta just before tuesday's public hearing meeting on caserta. >> councilman caserta will be able to defend himself and answer his accusers if he chooses, but four tr the sake or community i hope he will choose to resign immediately. >> reporter: i talked to mr. caserta earlier today. he seemed surprised by the billboard protest and new complaints. he said he would have a response for me later today but so far we have not heard back. we will have an update on our 6:00 newscast, nbc bay area news. cameras banned today at the sacramento hearing for the former police officer accused of being the golden state serial
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killer. this time, joseph deangelo was not in a wheelchair. he walked into a secure area and into a fight over court papers. the media wants the judge to open the arrest warrants in the many cases in which he's accused. the attorney wants them to stay sealed. the last victim says she's been waiting more than 30 years for an arrest. >> it was my first-born child, the worst thing that happened to me in my whole life. i think i am going to heal, my family is going to heal. a lot of families are going to heal over this. >> 18 year old janel cruz was killed inner vine in 1986. her mother now lives in florida. overseas, blood shed in the middle east. more than 55 palestinian protesters were killed and 2,000 wounded. with a jarring contrast between the sniper and artillery fire and the celebration in
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jerusalem, the embassy was cheered. 40 miles away, forces fought protesters. president trump sent a video message. attending in his place, daughter ivanka and jared kushner. >> those part of the violence are part of the problem and not part of the solution. >> israel's military has come under international criticism for using excessive force against the protesters who were armed mostly with rocks, fire bombs and burning tires. first lady melania trump is in the hospital right now following a successful surgery. she underwent a surgery to treat a benign kidney condition. she's doing well and will likely be at walter reed hospital for the rest of the week. president trump waved to reporters before boarding a helicopter to visit her. he did tweet that there were no
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complication and the first lady is in good spirits. growing at moss landing, opioid poppies. about 13 pounds of raw opium. it could have been converted into heroin. the street value somewhere around $45,000. investigators say the grower could have raised that crop three times a year on that very same land. no arrests have been made. and an attempt to steal a baby from a mother on mother's day. it happened in san francisco yesterday. here's the suspect, diamond harris of pleasant hill. the mother was pushing her daughter near 14th and mission and harris came and tried to take the baby away. people nearby stopped her. police caught up and only arrested harris. a stabbing on campus. a 19 year old is in jail for that death.
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t tyler brenton stabbed another man in a dorm. mark matthews is on campus where he talksed to witnesses. >> reporter: this is the dorm room where witness say they heard a fight and a woman screaming for help. >> i could just hear the screaming. >> reporter: natasha rogers said she heard the fight and saw tyler branton walking down the steps with a female student named riley who lives in the dorm. >> i could see them coming down the stairs, the boy with a knife in his hand and his hands are covered with blood. >> reporter: she spoke with them several minutes before the police showed up. >> he just said he was visiting and somebody came and attacked or broke in. he said he was defending himself, defending their stuff, and you could tell he wasn't the dangerous one. he was already dropping the knife and like it was self-defense like there's somebody in there. >> reporter: this morning police were not identifying the victim, just saying he was 24 years old,
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have santa rosa and branton had been arrested on murder charges. asked if it could have been self-defense, lieutenant said they are looking into it. >> we still have, we're serving search warrants on cell phones, interviewing more witnesses. >> reporter: sources are telling me this all began with a squabble over a car that riley, the woman in the dorm room had her car taken without permission and tyler branton had gone out, found the car, retrieved the car and keys from a woman named rebecca. rebecca showed up at the dorm room with a man, that's the man who got into a fight with tyler branton, the man who was stabbed to death. a long, physical and emotional trek for an oakland family. their mother christina davis died at the hands of a drunk driver in florida. the family was stranded there
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until mother's day. now a heartwarming welcome at school. the children, ages 5-15 returned to class. that includes three daughters at bridges academy, whose school slogan is linking hearts and minds. >> it's incumbent on us to step up. so my initial reaction is we're called upon to do that. and we should do it. it's our responsibility. that's for all the families in our district, not just our own. >> return was made possible by a gofundme page for the family. sam brock sits down with the family and discusses the outpouring of support and what it was like to be back to school today. still to come, how would you like to skip the checkout line at the grocery store and walk out. we'll tell you where you can do just that, plus. a student made national headlines for living out of a trailer while going to college,
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finally graduates. the tidal wave of support he credits for making it all possible. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. cool today and even cooler ahead. i'm watching a system offshore. we'll even have the possibility of a few sprinkles. i'll let you know where the best chance of that is tuesday, coming up in about eight minutes.
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marshall tuck will change that. in california, 3 million kids can't read at grade level. tuck turned around struggling schools, raising graduation rates over 60%. marshall tuck for state superintendent. marshall tuck. he's been called a rockstar lwinning pro bono battles for immigrants and the homeless. defending gay rights and gun control. democrat jeff bleich. after columbine, bleich led president clinton's youth violence initiative. with joe biden, bleich took on domestic violence. served president obama as special counsel and ambassador. maybe bleich can't pull off the rockstar look... but his progressive record is solid gold. "kilauea" erupting again on the big island of hawaii. these are powerful and
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devastating images. kilauea erupting again on the big island of hawaii. new evacuation orders have been ordered since this new activity. it erupted twice on saturday. images from the air of the smoking volcano, a 18th fissure opened up today which sent gases and lava into the air. lava started flowing ten days ago, and still hundreds are out of their homes and are waiting for masks to protect themselves from the ash. >> it's kind of hard to find the words. it makes me emotional to think about it. >> they warn that if kilauea blows its top it could send ash and rocks miles into the air. they are monitoring fissures away from the crater. lava equals the size of 100 football fields. justice delays. that's how the family of maddie feels. her accused killer, adrian
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gonzalez was back in court where he pleaded not guilty. police say he raped and killed his neighbor maddie. he was 15 years old at the time. then prop 57 passed. now the public defender is appealing the ruling. >> prop 57 really wanted to give more kids who commit serious crimes treatment and rehabilitation rather than pure punishment. >> maddie's family says they are frustrated with the real system. her grandfather says two and a half years is a long time to wait for justice. if the appellate court agrees that he should be tried as an adult he could spend the rest of his life in prison. back to back robberies by this man in a fake goatee. he robbed a bank on saturday night, got away cash. investigators didn't say how much, then the next afternoon on saturday, police say he made his way to a chase bank in oakland
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where he did the same thing. if you recognize him, call oakland police. he did it. the homeless uc berkley student whose story generated national buzz received his diploma today. he made headlines because of his struggle, juggling work and classes, again, homeless. that's when people donated money to help him find a home. melissa colorado joins us live from cal with today's triumphant graduation. >> reporter: the powerful story touched a lot of people. thousands opened their wallets and donated close to $100,000 to help ismail and his family find a stable place to live. he's planning on using some of that leftover money to help other berkley students struggling with homelessness. and with that, ismail is a cal graduate, become being the first in his family to receive a
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college degree. >> i did it. >> reporter: while most of his classmates were worried about term papers, the sociology major was struggling to find shelter. his father who is undocumented got injured on the job and was out of work. ismail and his three siblings were living in a trailer with no heat and no sewer hookup. they were days away from being evicted. >> i think housing is a human right. >> reporter: so many people who ra read the story donated close to $100,000 so his family could find an apartment close to campus. >> even through everything he's gone through, he's pushed through, and that inspires me to also not to give up. >> reporter: the national attention also put the spotlight on his past. last summer, ismail was charged with vandalism for allegedly
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spray painting messages on cars and fences. >> >> passing that chapter of my life already. but things are looking up and i'm positive. >> reporter: so much so, he's got a job lined up. >> i'm going to be working with a housing firm as a research analyst, and i'm really looking forward to that. >> reporter: ismail said he eventually plans to pursue a master's degree as well. that's the latest here in berkley, melissa colorado, nbc bay area news. the tax numbers are in for california's first-ever marijuana sales, and they're disappointing. cannabis sales topped $60 million. the state projected the number would be closer to $87 million. some say taxes are too high, others say dispensaries are too slow getting their licenses. >> it's possible our state is losing out on a lot of money from marijuana.
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most banks won't touch the money. which makes the state's newest industry by and large cash only. all that cash is causing problems. >> reporter: people in the industry carrying cash are vulnerable to violent attacks that can also endanger the public. so many are turning to security companies to lock up their cash in cars like this one to keep it safe out there on the road. it has bulletproof doors. we drove up to a dispensary where armed agents picked up the store owner's taxes. they estimate a billion dollars in new tax revenue alone. there's a lot of cash floating around the state. en what does that mean to you? >> we don't have a bank, it's
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hard without a relationship with an investor to build that trust. >> reporter: so what are the work arounds? lying to banks about how they make their money? turning cash into cryptocurrency? coming up, we investigate some of the creative ways pot businesses are protecting and hiding their cash. that's tonight at 11:00, see you then. >> thanks, liz, looking forward to that report. let's check our weather. it was warm, and then woo, in 24 hours it cooled down. >> it made you happy. >> it did. and my allergies are better, too, i feel. maybe it's all psychological. >> the cold weather does tend to help at times. maybe a little easier to start off on your monday with beautiful weather throughout the bay, as we get a closer look at our micro climate forecast. this afternoon, beautiful blue skies out across mt. diablo, but take a look at these temperatures. this is usually one of our warmest, and we are only at 66 degrees right now concord.
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we will drop down to 50s by 8:00 and 9:00. mild and cool weather to start off monday. we have a system from nevada producing showers through the sierra. it let us get up to 59. livermore, 68 and 68 in san jose as well. this, again, continuing to move on out, but here comes another system over the next three days. this will continue to keep cool temperatures in place, also some sprinkles right near the bay. as we begin on your tuesday morning forecast, clouds coming on back, a little bit. sun, a possibility of drizzle in the peninsula and 55. also the chance of a few sprinkles and drizzle in san francisco and the north bay. and temperatures in the low 50s. i want to bring you to our future cast. you can see at 7:00 tomorrow morning, it's not widespread rain but right near the coast, a little bit of green to maybe slicken it up on the golden gate
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and the bay bridge. then once we hit tomorrow afternoon, there's sun returning. we are down to 68 again here in cupertino, 69 in los gatos and 70 in morgan hill, contra costa, alameda counties, usually our warmest, 68 in concord, 69 in danville and hayward, 66. along the peninsula, a lot of sunshine for the afternoon. 67 in redwood city and cooler across san francisco. 58 and 57 in the marina. let's take you up to marin, napa and sonoma counties. you may need your jacket all day long in santa rosa at 63. let's take you to san francisco. we'll see showers nearby wednesday and thursday. have not added rainfall into the forecast just yet. we'll keep a close eye on that and low 60s all the way into
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next monday. for cities away from the bay, notice temperatures will be in the upper 60s through thursday, then we are up to 76 on saturday and back down to 70 on sunday and 74 next monday. i have not heard one complaint. >> ah, beautiful. >> about this recent weather. we keep talking about it, but we normally should have a 90 degree-day by now. >> i know, it's so unusual. >> you want a 90 degree already? don't worry, they're coming. >> i knew you'd like that heat. coming up, facebook makes good on promises it made on a data scandal. the move it made against questionable apps today. the num
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gotten sick from a salmonella outbreak is now up to 35. this comes after a farm in north carolina recalled 200 happening now on our qutwitr
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feed, hundreds of people have gotten sick after a farm recalled hundreds of eggs. and condolences are pouring in for the family of margo kidder. she was 69 years old. back in a moment. diagnosed witht
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year than ever before. it comes from a new report by the california department of public health.
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more than 300-thousand cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and early syphilis were reported. more californians were diagnosed with an std last year. it's a 45% increase compared to five years ago. last year there were 40 still birt births. facebook is keeping its word. it has suspended 200 apps because they collected user information. without naming the specific apps, it is part of an audit the company promised. amazon opened its first grab and go store in seattle. shoppers can download a unique code that identifies them. sensors tally up whatever customers are grabbing off store
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shelves and automatically takes the money out of their account. no no word whether the shop will open in san francisco.
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at the same time that violent crime went up 18% in san francisco. in la, mayor antonio villaraigosa put more police on the streets and cut violent crime in half. california's police chiefs trust antonio for governor. put visitors on edge. tonight at 6:00, crime
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concerns at the santa cruz beach boardwalk. a deadly shooting puts people on edge. a lot more tonight at 6:00. a mail truck ended upside down in an embankment after it swerved to avoid a squirrel. it happened near park and viking near santa cruz yesterday. nobody was hurt, including that squirrel. >> that's what people were wondering about. >> wow, what a great letter carrier. dangerous. cool week coming our way, if you liked today, you're going to love tomorrow. 69. that's it for the high. we'll see the chance for spotty drizzle near the coast. in the 60s for the highs all the way through thursday. but really not too warm there for may. 76 on saturday, then we are back down to 70 on sunday and 74 next monday. i mean, this is, it's pretty extraordinary for a lot of folks. i know you like the heat.
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eventually we're going to get that for you. >> thank you. >> you did complain to me. >> i did. breaking news tonight in the health of melania trump. the first lady hospitalized after a surgical procedure on her kidney. we have the latest on her condition. deadly clashes erupt after the u.s. embassy opens in jerusalem. jared kushner and ivanka trump at the ceremony as dozens of palestinians are killed at the border 60 miles away. thousands more left wounded. new revelations in the 911 call tragedy, how authorities missed their chance to save a teen suffocating while pinned inside a mini van and pleading for help.


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