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governor newsom suspending the death penalty in california. one of the first people he a bay area father. >> this is a case where they flaunted their wealth. >> ceo's, celebrities, even a wine maker charged in the alleged conspiracy to get their
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kids into top colleges. the rich bay area parents on the list. >> this should have never happened. >> a san jose mother murdered in her own home. the suspect, an undocumented grant with a long criminal history. why santa clara county refused to turn him over to i.c.e. >> and a fight club in classroom? the bay area special ed teacher accused of playing referee. i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ken baftida. governor newsom ending the death penalty in california. joe vasquez is live at san quentin. >> reporter: every prisoner that has been sentenced to death is
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here. >> now is the time for decency. >> reporter: according to an administration source, governor newsom will put a moratorium on death penalties in the state of california by signing an executive order tomorrow morning. nobody who is sentenced to death will be executed by the state as long as that moratorium is in place. the execution chamber at san quentin would be closed. the lethal injection protocol would be suspended. that is the drug cocktail that is shot into the body of inmates during execution. the source says nobody is going to be let out of prison and nobody's quick or sentence will be changed. >> a little piece of me died in that room. >> reporter: mark close is a victims' rights advocates. his kidnapped daughter was murdered in 1983. richard allen davis was convicted and sentenced to death. mark was in sacramento at a victims rights meeting when he heard the news. >> he brought up the issue of the death penalty.
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and basically said that under hisons. and i countered that. i told him, i mean, these other guys that kill cops. these are the guys that kill women. these are the guys that kill little children. these are individuals who have been sentenced to death by a jury of their peers because their actions were so evil. >> the governor is expected to layout his reasoning for the decision tomorrow his belief that this law is applied unjustly and unequally, it is more likely the case to fall on people of color. other victims rights advocates don't understand how the governor can change the law by 69ing an executive order. kim kardashian southwest an advocate for prison sxrfrm tonight tweeted "we should not
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be okay with the risk that an innocent person could be executed. i hope we can turn toward better solutions that focus more on healing victims of trauma and prioritizing fairness and justice." now to that huge college admissions cheating scandal. >> bay area parents and hollywood celebrities accused of using their power and money to get their kids into elite universities. some of l.a.'s richest and most powerful tried to hide their faces outside the courthouse in downtown los angeles. a total of 50 people across the country are charged in the investigation. >> this is a case where they flaunted their wealth, spare nothing expense to cheat the system. >> reporter: federal authorities were blunt as they announced the justice department's largest college admissions prosecution ever. >> he's parents are a catalog of
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wealth and privilege. >> documents say the scheme was in operation for nearly a decade and involved at least 33 wealthy parents paying $25 million to get their kids into some of the country's most elite schools, including georgetown, stanford and yale. through falsified test scores, or pretending to be student athlete recruits. the master mind is william singer of newport beach who pled guilty today to crimes including conspiracy and racketeering and became an equipping witness, turning in kleins like desperate housewives actress, felicity huffman. and netflix fuller house actress lori loughlin. huffman allegedly paid $16,000 to singer to boost her daughter's sat score. >> to have someone take the exam for their child or to correct their child's answers afterward. >> reporter: the most elaborate part of the scheme involved
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bribing at least nine college coaches to use recruitment slots for kids who had no intention of playing college sports. some even photoshopped their children into real athletes. fraud prosecutors say loughlin allegedly paid half a million dollars in bribes to get her daughters into usc as members of the crew team. even though they didn't row. stanford's longtime staling coach was charged in the scheme and pleaded guilty to accepting bribes and was immediately fired. his attorney claims he didn't pocket the money. >> stanford has every dollar of it. it went into the sailing program. and the sailing program bought new boats, they hired an assistant coach. it did not benefit him personally. >> tonight stanford says "the alleged behavior runs completely
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counter to stanford's values." kristen is live with more. >> reporter: some of the most prominent people include bay area parents who cheated to get their children into elite schools bike stanford, yale, and usc. the 13 bay area parents implicated in the admissions scandal are high powered and high profile. among them, this man, manuel henriquez, seen her. he is the ceo and founder of hercules capital. he and his wife elizabeth paid a $25,000 bribe to get a cooperating witness to sit side by side with their daughter during the sat's,
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and provided her with answers to the exam questions. he gloated about the fact that they had cheated and gotten away with it. then there's augustin hymn iez. his house keeper closed the doorous. last year, documents claim, he wider $50,000 to the people running the scheme and a cooperating witness assisted his daughter to answer questions during the sat's and corrected her answers after she completed it. authorities claim investor, entrepreneur todd blake andfe de scandal. prosecutors allege they bribed an athletic director with $50,000 to usc athletics and another $200,000 to rick singer. the man behind the scandal.
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in return, documents claim their daughter's volleyball credentials were embellished with falsified information. another high-profile parent caught up in the scandal is bill mclatchen. he is a cofounder of a private equity firm. that company said he had been placed on indefinite administrative leave. >> we have posted the complaint and a list of all the california defendants on p a arrest in the brutal murder of a san jose woman. the suspect an alleged gang member with a violent criminal history. >> reporter: san jose police were able to make
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because they found critical evidence. police also say this man might have been stalking the victim. carlos ranza is a gang member and transient with a long criminal history. video shows the suspect walking the neighborhood hours before the brutal stabbing. he has evaded authorities several times and that raised questions about local policies dealing with undocumented immigrants. >> this should have never happened. not in a million years. we have to change the laws that protect monsters. >> reporter: the suspect is accused of killing bambi larsen. the 59-year-old biotech manager
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was found stabbed to death, by her son and coworker after she failed to show up for work. i.c.e. previously issued nine detainers for caranza with jails in santa clara county and los angeles. the detainers were ignored by california law enforcement and allowed him, they say back on the street to reoffend. a spokesperson said "how many more people have to be killed or injured?" >> if you got dreamers that are just trying to survive and make a better life for themselves, that's not what we're talking about. we're talking about changing the laws that protect criminals. >> reporter: chief garcia made it clear that the city supports a sanctuary policy. >> those undocumented residents who are not violent or serious
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criminals should not fear the police. but when we have violin or serious offenders that are preying on our community, we must have the ability to protect our residents. >> reporter: and the chief reiterated tonight that the police department has no control of how the county interacts with i.c.e. those policies are not set at their level. after a deadly bike crash tonight, san francisco plans to improve safety on a dangerous street. city leaders are removing parking on one portion of howard street to create a safe buffer zone between bicyclists and cars. on friday a woman riding a ford go bike was hit by a truck and killed. coming up, the bay area special ed teacher arrested for running a fight club in his classroom. >> what the faa is saying about ground the type of plane that
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crashed in ethiopia. >> and a beloved pet bird stuck on a window sill. ♪ ooh woo, i'm a rebel just for kicks, now ♪ ♪ i been feeling it since 1966, now ♪ ♪ might be over now, but i feel it still ♪ ♪ ooh woo, i'm a rebel just for kicks, now ♪ ♪ ooh woo, i'm a rebel just for kicks, now ♪ ♪ let me kick it like it's 1986, now ♪ ♪ might be over now, but i feel it still ♪ ♪ might've had your fill, but you feel it still, ooh woo ♪
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a teacher arrest forward running a fight club in his classroom. >> the cloverdale teacher is accused of acting as a referee. >> reporter: the alleged fight club went on here at cloverdale
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high school for two days before another teacher got wind it was and report today to the district. the alleged incident happened on monday and tuesday. last week. at least one of the fights was caught on camera. jeremy decker has seen the video. >> and this just hit me in the gut. it hurts me to know that some of our students were placed in a situation that was unsafe. >> reporter: the district is investigating whether more of these so-called fight clubs happened before and have identified at least ten kids who either witnessed or participated. students say the fights only included body blows by that vargas was acting as a referee. >> i think the fact it was in a special ed classroom is wrong. but kids do bodies and stuff
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like that all the time. i don't think they had to go that far with him getting arrested. >> reporter: vargas was pulled from the classroom on thursday and facing counts of child endangerments and contributing to the delinquent weakness of a minor. tonight the bay area facing the possibility of a new teacher strike. this time dublin unified. teachers started voting today on whether to authorize a strike. last week, 12 hours of negotiations ended in gridlock. "it is our goal to secure professional pay and benefits as well as great teaching conditions such as manageable class sizes." voting concludes on friday. dublin teachers want a 4.5% raise. the faa is facing mounting pressure to ground the boeing
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737 max 8 jet liner after two deadly crashes. these are all the plane that have grounded the plane so far, including all of the european union. nearly 250 of the 350 planes in service around the world have been pulled from use. that has prompted calls for action from u.s. lawmakers. >> they ought to change planes, change flight, whatever they need to do avoid flying on these 737 max 8's. >> it makes sense to ground aircraft that's been involved in two very tragic accidents in only six months. >> president trump who could order the faa to ground those planes phoned boeing's ceo this afternoon who assured the president the planes are safe. mr. trump also tweeted that flying has become too complicated.
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while american, southwest and united continue to fly the 737 max 8, two flight attendant unions are urging they be grounded. federal regulators insist they don't have enough information to do that. they are waiting for data in black boxes in the ethiopia crash to make a decision. that plane crashed shortly after takeoff on sunday, killing all 157 aboard. it happened under conditions eerily similar to a crash off the coast of indonesia. a lion air max 8 plunged into the ocean in october, killing 189 passengers. the verdict is in. tonight pg&e won't face criminal charges for the wine country wildfires. the sonoma county district attorney and three other local d.a.'s say there is not enough evidence to claim the utility acted with reckless disregard to human life.
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a pet bird missing since the weekend was found yesterday. now some people are crying foul. this cockatiel appeared to be on the window sill, stuck there. nobody wanted to help get him off, not the fire department, not the window washing company. when strong winds blew the bird onto the roof, the building manager refused to go up and look for it. >> we all were just, our hares were melting for this little guy who was clearly someone's beloved pet. >> i don't want to get really emotional on camera.
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but i don't know, yeah. i miss him a lot. >> experts told us that pet birds don't usually survive in the wild for very long. a search effort of area is being organized. wincheds have settled down. earlier today, winds in excess of 30 miles an hour. winds blowing out of the west, about 48. 5 to 10 miles an hour now out of the northwestinge. the temperatures will go up. high pressure asserts itself over the west coast. futurethe cast, that maps what the atmosphere should look like over the bay area tomorrow, shows nothing but blue skies until thursday. then a big shield of high clouds coming in. tomorrow is nice. midweek sun, less wind, seasonal temps, high clouds on thursday. but the weekend warms up into the low
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70s. overnight lows tonight santa rosa, 35 degrees. sunup tomorrow morning at 7:23 am. san jose tonight, a very chilly 41. we'll do it by the 99s, recovering to near average for wednesday with plenty of sunshine. concourse 63. the south bay, san jose, 64 tomorrow. sam bel 64 degrees. over the east bay, we'll start and finish with sunshine. and the numbers will top out a little bit warmer than we were today. readings mostly in the mid-60s. lley.grees at mill chilly a clear lake. 58. extended forecast looking good. sunny tomorrow. cloudy on thursday. and then a wa trend for friday, saturday, and sunday when the numbers will find us in the low 70s. next shot of rain in the bay area may be next wednesday.
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we shall see. our morning team for the latest on weather and traffic tomorrow morning at 4:30. >> nice to have you here. >> good to see you. digging out from fed buried. there's still so much snow in the sierra and nowhere to put it all. >> here's are tonight's guests on the late show.
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it is one of the snowiest seasons on record in sierra. >> even if no snow came down between now and summer, the central sierra and still way ahead of its average for the season. the snow has been nonstop in king vale. caltrans is running out of places to dump the snow after clearing the highways. snow labs is near buried under 13 to 14 feet of snow. >> no matter how you shake it out, this year is currently in the top-6 years of all our records. this is our 74th year of data collection here. >> some resorts are already planning stay open until july.
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>> snow plow university. there many t. >> have you ever been to the donner museum? if of course. and it shows where the snow hit, how high it was the year they tried to cross. a little bit of history. crazy day in sports. the shashlgs, the 49ers, and wait for it. st. mary's versus gonzaga. david and goliath. it was awesome. [ pleasant orchestral music ] [ commentatora 1-iron from the 17th tee. [ club thwacking ] it's coming right at the flag stick. [ crowd cheering ] what a shot! [ pleasant orchestral music ] jack nicklaus has now won his third united states open.
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hanging by the thed of a net. gonzaga came into the night 21 straight wins. eight minutes, up one. here's where the game turned. jordan hunter scores off the miss and fouled. free throw made it a 45-41 lead for st. mary's. next possession, jordan ford nearly turn today over, got it back, drilled the three. it's a seven-point lead. now 54-47. the gales win 60-47.
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their first ever win over a no. 1 seed. they are going to the ncaa tournament. >> you have 30 wins to go. and you were left out of the ncaa tournament. they told you to improve your schedule. you did. you're still on the bubble. how sweet is it to know there is no such thing as a bubble for the gales? >> it's so sweet. i feel so sorry for those guys right now. away from carr. >> dan: the 49ers have acquired dee ford from the chiefs for $2020 second round picks. he led the league with forced fumbles. get a new deal making him the third highest paid linebacker in the league. they missed out on odell beckham jr. the giants have reportedly
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traded him to the browns for a first and third round pick. le'veon bell has signed a five-year $52 million deal with the jets. the two-time all-pro sat out all last season while holding out for a new contract with the steelers. one of the newest sharks, nyquist scoring two goals tonight in winnipeg. perrault deflects in the game. a two-on-one advantage. and the captain pavelski won the game with five seconds left. how about that. >> drama tonig for 50 years, cracker barrel
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