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police department in stanislaus county only has 12 officers. so the death of one of their own, hits especially hard. thanks for joining us, i'm ken wayne. (vicki) and i'm vicki liviakis in for pam moore. corporal ronil singh was shot during a traffic stop yesterday... and as we speak... sheriff's deputies in merced county are serving a search warrant in connection to the killing. justine waldman is live in our newsroom.. with the latest on the manhunt. (justine) the stanislaus county sheriff office confirms, the served a search warrant in merced county tonight. and it was is in connection to the death ofcorporal ronil singh. the deparmtment received numerous tips and new information lead them to a property in tiny town of "el nido." but in the last 15 minutes, we learned the suspect was not located at the property and the investigation remains fluid. this search warrant coming ... just hours after the police chief made an emotional plea to find the killer. "his 5 month old he will never hear talk. he will never see walk. he doesn't get to hold that little boy hug his wife
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say goodnight anymore because a coward took his life. with tears streaming down his face...chief randy richardson said corp ronil sighn didn't want to work cristmas. but he took the shift day, because he the shift day, but he took cristmas.want to work sighn didn't corp ronil richardson said corp ronil sighn didn't want to work cristmas. but he took the shift day, because he loved being a police officer. thirty-three-year-old singh is a native of fiji and had been with the newman police department since 2011. he was shot wednesday after stopping a pickup truck without a license plate.sot my department is hurting we are struggling through this he leaves behind a wife and baby boy.chief randy richardson: "please remember the man. please remember the husband. please remember what he was well he came to this country to do. yes he was a police officer but more importantly he was a human being." as the newman police departent grieves. nearby agencies have stepped in and intensified the search for the suspect. officers have recovered the truck. and will stop at nothing to find this accused cop killer. sheriff adam christianson/ stanislaus county "and we will relentlessly continue to hunt our suspect down and bring him to justice
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(justine) stanislaus county sheriff says that the gunman is in the united states illegally. but didn't release his name or other details. president donald trump says the death shows the the need for a border crackdown. he posted this tweet: that it's "time to get tough on border security." he ended the message with: "build the wall!" (justine) and we learned today, the officer killed... was himself an immigrant. the police chief also said the fiji born officer came to the u.s. to serve this country. and called him an "american patriot." (vicki)in the south bay. a
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vigil is underway for the victim of a deadly officer involved shooting in san jose. it happened on christmas morning -- and woman's family is speaking out for the first time since her death. kron 4's gabe slate is live in san jose tonight with the details. gabe? around 2am san jose police officers say they responded to 911 calls of shots fired near story road and clemence avenue with reports that the shooter was in a white vehicle leaving the scene. san jose police chief eddie garcia says when officers first arrived on the scene, they found two people suffering from gunshot wounds, their current identity and condition is unknown, but they are alive.sound from - "when officers arrived witnesses pointed out a white vehicle leaving the scene, saying that way, they shot" those first responding officers broadcasted the description of that vehicle to the incoming wave of other officers about to arrive on the scene.sound from - san jose police chief eddie garcia "second officer saw a vehicle matching description and called in license plate and it was stolen car "at this time the police chief says his
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officers working off the description of the suspect vehicle, a white car, and then learning this car was reported stolen. believed they were pursuing the suspects who had just shot people at the story road scene. it was reported two women were driving the suspect car. police say they tried to pull over this suspect vehicle and they fled at a high speed, and lead them on a dangerous chase through surface streets and on the highway.sound from - san jose police chief eddie garcia "pursuit lasted 7 minutes ended at fruitdale ave, the driver of suspect car 24 years-old, san jose resident jennifer vasquez, was shot and killed by the 4 san jose police officers .the passenger 28 years-old san jose resident linda buenoof that vehicle was also struck by a bullet but later released from a hospital and now is being held in jail. police say the two women driving the stolen white car that matched witness descriptions of a vehicle that fled the shooting scene, and then these women fleeing from police with high speed chase,
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and then trying to hit police officers with their car to escape made it seem like these were the suspects from who fled the nearby shootingbut as coincidence would have it san jose police chief says, the 2 women running from police in the stolen vehicle, had nothing to do with the shooting.sound from - san jose police chief eddie garcia" san jose police chief says the body camera footage from the 4 police officers who shot jennifer vasquez, shows their life was in danger, this video will be released after an investigation into the shooting being conducted by the santa clara county district attorney's office and the san jose police department's homicide unit. the four officers involved were placed on routine paid administrative leave
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judge has suspended criminal
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proceedings against the man accused of stabbing and killing 18-year-old nia wilson. 28-year-old john lee cowell appeared in court today. an alameda county judge says there is substantial evidence that cowell is incompetent to stand trial. he is accused of killing wilson and injuring her sister at the macarthur bart station back in july. cowell's attorney says it appears her client's delusions and paranoia were becoming more common. two doctors will now evaluate cowell. the judge is expected to meet with attorneys in february to discuss their findings. (ken) the manhunt continues for an inmate who managed to escape from maximum security san quentin prison in marin county. and police say he matches the description of a man who was involved in a carjacking shortly after the time he escaped. kron 4's haaziq madyun has more from san quentin on the man police are looking for. a carjacking and an escaped prison inmate appear to be connected. 21-year-old shalom mendoza escaped from san quentin prison. he was reported missing around 9:35pm wednesday during an inmate count. mendoza is
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described as a hispanic male with short brown hair and brown eyes. he is 5-feet 5-inches tall and weighs 177- pounds. investigators say mendoza was last accounted for inside the prison at 5:55pm about a mile away from san quentin prison is this home depot. this is where san rafael police responded to a carjacking wednesday night around 9:17pmsotthe carjacked vehicle is described as a silver toyota rav4 with california license plate number 6-s-t-z-5-0-2shalom mendoza was received by the california department of corrections and rehablitation in december 2017. he is
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serving a five year prison sentence for use of a deadly weapon during a carjacking in los angeles county. sgt. graham says the carjacking suspect in this case also appears to have been armedsot (vicki) developing news tonight... the all clear has been given... after occupants of the san francisco hall of justice had to shelter in place earlier this evening.
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a phone call of a bomb threat to the building on 7th and brayant led to an immediate investigation by police. no one was allowed into the facility at the time. about an hour later, the building deemed safe and the hall of justice continued their operations. no injuries were reported. (ken) a live look outside right now... bay bridge toll plaza on a windy night. you can see... maybe a spider web on the camera... trembling with the wind...(vicki) time now for our first look at the four zone forecast with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence... how windy is it right now lawrence karnow: it was a windy day around the bay area. blustery winds made for a cool
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day. the doppler radar is showing mostly dry weather across the state. on the satellite you can see the high pressure building along the west coast while low pressure sits over nevada. the difference between the two is causing some gusty winds. tonight will be mostly clear and windy at times. lows will be in the 30s and 40s. tomorrow will start windy in the morning but the winds will subside by the afternoon. highs will be in the 50s and low 60s. the weekend looks fair with a mix of sunshine and a few clouds. the weather pattern lookd dry into the new year. (vicki) a good samaritan rescues a trapped person inside a burning tesla. details on the crash that sent three teens to the hospital. (vicki) police body cams and drinking straws don't have much in common... but they're both affected by new laws in
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2019. we'll explain the changes.
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(ken) bodycams and drinking straws ... two items that will be affected by new laws, after the first of the year.(vicki) at 5... we told you about the changes affecting the minimum wage and who can drive in the diamond lanes.. for part 2 of our series tonight... catherine heenan starts with new rules for police officers. nata=b 748, from san francisco assemblyman phil
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ting requires that body camera footage be released within 45 days of a police shooting, or when an officer's use of force causes death or great bodily harm. another bill by state senator nancy skinner of berkeley, grants greater public access to police misconduct records.cell gate natskinner also sponsored a bill that will make california the first state to offer vegan meals to prison inmates.the option will be offered to the nearly 130=thousand men and women incarcerated in the state's prisons also mandates vegan option meals at state psychiatric hospitals. beerpour natsomething to think about before having that third or fourth cocktail.b 1046 cracks down on repeat drunk drivers.anyone convicted of a second d=u=i offense will have to install an ignition interlock device . you'll have to breathe into it to prove you're sober before you can
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drive.gavel natstarting in october, california will become the first state to elimine cash bail for criminal defendants..instead, judges will use a merit system to decide whether defendants should be set free.backers say the old system was biased against the poor.slurpand finally: so long to the plastic straw.san francisco is banning them as of january first.a new statewide law is not as strict.restaurants can give you a plastic straw ... but only if you ask.and the restriction does not apply to fast food outlets, delis and cafes. (ken)(ken) tonight we are learning about another instance of a tesla catching fire following a crash. three teens were hospitalized after a crash last night. (vicki) one of them has life-threatening injuries. our grant our grant lodes joines us live in the studio with details on the crash and explains how a good samaritan was able to help... grant? (grant) unfortunately --
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we are facing another story of a tesla crash that ends with a devastating fire. this time three teenagers are invovled. two 17-year-olds and a 19-year-old driving a tesla model x crashed into a tree... slicing it in half just before it burst into flames in new hampshire. the 19-year-old was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and the two other teens are in better shape. a couple -- who do not want to be identifed say they found a girl trapped inside the car. he and his wife didn't think twice about helping -- even though they say it was a dangerous situation. (grant) the crash remains under investigation but police say it appears speed was a
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factor. (grant) tesla officials say that a tesla vehicle is at least 10 times less likely to catch fire, compared to a vehicle powered by gasoline. (ken) in less than two weeks, california's new governor will take the oath of office. kron 4's capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala shows us the preparations underway for gavin newsom's inauguration. ((pkg))on the west side capitol lawn... the christmas tree is coming down.crews thursday cleared leaves and wrapped up christmas lights .. clearing the way on the side of the building where gavin newsom will take his oath of office((nats))a few blocks down... the golden 1 center is preparing for the "california rises" concert.this week, newsom announced the lineup for the fire victims benefit concert on the eve of his inauguration: pitbull is the headliner along with rock group x ambassadors, rapper common.((nats)) local butte county band.. cold weather sons will also perform. the group recently released a song in the wake of the camp fire.
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with thousands expected to come to sacramento for newsom's inaugural events... preparation will take several days.tag. let's take a let's take a look outside right now... chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with the four zone forecast. lawrence karnow: it was a windy day around the bay area. blustery winds made for a cool day. the doppler radar is showing mostly dry weather
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across the state. on the satellite you can see the high pressure building along the west coast while low pressure sits over nevada. the difference between the two is causing some gusty winds. tonight will be mostly clear and windy at times. lows will be in the 30s and 40s. tomorrow will start windy in the morning but the winds will subside by the afternoon. highs will be in the 50s and low 60s. the weekend looks fair with a mix of sunshine and a few clouds. the weather pattern lookd dry into the new year. (vicki) she had a (vicki) (vicki) she had a good
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run... but someone has finally de-throned hillary clinton for the title of most admired woman in america.tonight at 6:45... find out which new face is claiming the top spot... for the first time in over a decade. (ken) lost for three days... a puppy is found inside a stolen van in southern california. now one grateful dog owner is hoping it's a sign of good things to come.
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(ken) police in southern california recovered the stolen van belonging to a couple that has been traveling the country for months looking for medical care. the owner says the return of that van -- but more importantly, her puppy -- who was inside -- could be a sign she is about to get the surgery she needs. kron 4's hermela aregawi has the story. brandi west/dog owner"i'm glad they found both the van and the dog.brandi west says this may be the turnaround she's been hoping for.police found her van and her 7 month old puppy scrappy after someone stole them from this hospital parking lot sunday.brandi west/dog owner"i'm using this as the turning point for the week that maybe by the end of the week, the end of the month that i will have the surgery done and it's going to be the next blessing."west has been at st. john's regional in oxnard for more than a week. she and her husband brian have been traveling the country since september looking for a neurologist that will operate on brandi's brain.brandi west/dog owner"it's been
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extremely hard because i can find a really good neurologists and always end up with the same answer. 'oh we can find out what's wrong, but i won't do the surgery, it's too complicated.'"west says 12 years ago the car she was in was hit by a driver, sending her into a 29 day coma and leaving her with brain damage that has been causing her seizures since.brandi west/dog owner"at one point after the wreck i was having anywhere 15 to 20 seizures a day."the couples van was trashed but they say they are just happy they got their dog back.and now they're hoping for another miracle for the surgery that would allow brandy to work as a chef again.brandi west/dog owner"just to hold on to my dream and still be a chef would be awesome." (ken) west and her husband have been living in the van since september.they hope to move to cedars-sinai hospital in west l-a next, where west thinks she will find the doctor she
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(vicki)coming up next at 6:30...what california senator dianne feinstein is asking for in response to the most recent death in an immigration facility. (ken) and... we'll tell you why serena williams is happy about a significant new rule change for women's tennis in 2019. oh! oh! ♪ ozempic®! ♪ (vo) people with type 2 diabetes are excited about the potential of once-weekly ozempic®. in a study with ozempic®, a majority of adults lowered their blood sugar and reached an a1c of less than seven and maintained it. oh! under seven? (vo) and you may lose weight. in the same one-year study, adults lost on average up to 12 pounds. oh! up to 12 pounds? (vo) a two-year study showed that ozempic® does not increase the risk of major cardiovascular events like heart attack, stroke, or death. oh! no increased risk? ♪ ozempic®! ♪ ozempic® should not be the first medicine for treating diabetes, or for people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.
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changes -- after another migrant child dies at the u-s border.(vicki) the head of u.s. border patrol says his
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agency needs a complete overhaul to adequately handle families coming across the border... kristen holmes reports the latest on the crisis. :44- :48mayor dee margoel paso, txa call for help from officials at the southern u-s border...after the death of a second migrant child in border patrol custody this month. voice of kevin k mcaleenan/cbp commissioner/ cbs this morning/wednesday: we need help from congress, we need to budget for medical care and mental health care for children in our facilities.the commissioner of customs and border protection - asking for more funding to handle the influx of migrants at the border.kevin k mcaleenan/cbs this morning/wednesday: our stations are not built for that group that's crossing today they were built 30-40 years ago for adult males and we need a different approach. his pleas - coming after an eight-year-old guatemalan boy died on christmas eve from what was


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