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( robin ) a san quentin prison inmate is the first person in california to be released under a new state law. the "re-sentencing" is a result of senate bill 14- 37 . it limits who can be convicted of murder, to those who actually commit the murder. kron 4's dan thorn talked with an attorney about the controversy surrounding this new law. adnan kahn is a free man after serving 15 years in san
quentin prison..thanks to a new law, khan had a felony murder conviction connected to a robbery overturned..sot: khan was joined by attorney kate chatfield with restore justice..her non-profit organization helped craft senate bill 14 37. with help from state senator nancy skinner--the bill became law on january 1st--limiting murder convictions exclusively to actual killers..sot: 35 years later the ca legisalture and gov brown finally did that somethingkhan was facing 25 to life for his role in the 2003 stabbing death of a pot dealer in antioch. last month former governor jerry brown reduced khan's sentence to 15 years to life. under the new law a contra costa county judge decided on friday khan served his time.sot: grateful that mr khan has the opportunity to join his family and i know that there are families around the state this year that will have very joyful reunions with their loved ones that are leaving prison after decades.
( robin ) that was dan thorn reporting. it is believed there are at least 800 inmates in california prisons who are sentences reduced. ( robin ) former broward county sheriff scott israel spoke out on his forced removal from office for the first time since his suspension. he addressed his removal in an interview this weekend. reports say israel expressed his disappointment over florida's governor ron desantis on mature life radio -- saying "i never betrayed my oath to this country." desantis suspended israel earlier this month citing his handling of the mass shooting at marjory stoneman douglas high school.
suspension was unwarranted. i've done nothing even close to warranting to suspenstion, and court."> ( robin ) israel plans to take his appeal to the florida senate in march. ( robin ) a big story this morning out of the east bay. teachers in oakland could vote next week ... on calling for a strike. it comes after hundreds of teachers demonstrated in front of the district office in a sick-out on friday. many of them chanted and held signs demanding higher wages and smaller classrooms. kron 4's gayle ong has more. a much calmer gathering saturday at the oakland education associations office.. where educators and supporters channeled their inner artistic side.a smaller crowd but a larger message..through paint, signs and banners..
years.budget concerns are to blame. in the event another strike happens -- all this art will be out on the picket line. ( robin ) a video out of washington d-c has put a northern kentucky high school in the national spotlight. but maybe not the light -covington catholic -would have hoped for their students. ken brown reports. this is where the now viral
video picks up... an intense staring match between a covington catholic high school student and vietnam veteran and omaha tribe elder nathan phillips.fox19 has received several varying accounts of what led to this, but what we have been able to confirm is this transpired after the march for life on friday evening in washington d.c. ... the kids are in-fact covington catholic students who were there to participate in the march for life.tonight the diocese of covington has issued an apology that reads in-part: we extend our deepest apologies to mr. phillips. this behavior is opposed to the church's teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person.the statement goes on... saying the incident is being investigated and expulsion is on the table as a punishment.jheri neri / greater cincinnati native american coalition: "we're disappointed because it's our area and we spend so much time trying to educate people and i really thought we were making a lot of progress, especially with the young people."jheri neri is an activist with the greater cincinnati native american coalition and says
he's not seeking expulsion for the students involved.jheri neri / greater cincinnati native american coalition: "it comes down to education. you know, to educating them, to letting people know we're still here, to maybe making this a teaching moment."a student who says he was there contacted fox19 now anonymously and said the group was doing some cheers to pass the time while waiting for a bus and reports the le forced t way into the middle of their cheers.the email reads: "we initially thought this was a cultural display since he was beating along to our cheers and so we clapped to the beat." ( robin ) that was ken brown reporting. the mayor of covington released a statement with his reaction, reading in part quote: "the videos being shared across the nation do not represent the core beliefs and values of this city... no, we're not perfect. more progress needs to be made, and we will continue to work diligently on making it."
( robin ) the main student in the video has since released a statement about the incident. it reads in part quote: "because we were being loudly attacked and taunted in public, a student asked our teacher chaperones for permission hateful things that were being shouted at our group." he goes on to say: "i believed by remaining motionless and calm, i was helping to diffuse the situation. i realized everyone had cameras and that perhaps a group of adults was trying to provoke a group of teenagers into a larger conflict." ( robin ) today is martin luther king junior day. the national holiday to honor and remember the civil rights hero. who was born on on january 15th 19-29 in atlanta. the day was observed in the u-s for the first time in 19-86. m-l-k day was designated as a national day of service by congress in 19-94. ( robin ) and we want to
remind you once again about the events happening in the bay area for martin luther king day. at 8 a.m. there is the annual martin luther king jr. labor and community. breakfast at the marriott marquis ballroom. that located at 780 mission street here in san francisco. there's also an 8 a.m. breakfast at the berkeley adult school at 1701 san pablo ave. in berkeley and there's the 17th annual oakland martin luther king jr. day of service, with volunteers fanning across oakland. locations include joaquin miller park and ranger station, fruitvale avenue and lake merritt boating center (robin) coming up next on the kron 4 morning news ... millions of americans are under a winter advisory this morning.
(ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) ( robin ) did you see this last night? it was a rare "super blood wolf moon"( john ) (áad libá)this means a total lunar eclipse happened at the same time as a supermoon. here's how it works:as the full moon comes into the earth's shadow, it darkens.... and the sunlight that passes
( robin ) while the bay area was dealing with rain all weeke americans were dealing with freezing rain, heavy snowfall and drastic temperature drops. more than 40-million people from north carolina to maine are under some sort of winter weather advisory.( robin ) the massive storm forecasted to bring more than a foot of snow to parts of new england. natasha chen is in albany, new york, as officials prepare to dig out. a massive winter storm pounding the northeast --more than two feet of snow expected to fall in the interior portions of new england.steve smith/albany police public information officer: "snow emergency has been delcared by the mayor's office"plunging temperatures will bring icy conditions to parts of upstate new york, vermont, new hampshire and maine.state and local authorities say they're ready for the weather challenge, but brutally-cold temperatures could complicate
efforts by road crewskathy sheehan / mayor, albany, ny: "now we've got really icy roads as the temperatures roads are going to be really slick."the storm some of the coldest temperatures of the season to the midwest and east coast...more than 100- million people from missouri to maine were under some sort of winter weather advisory on saturday.roads in parts of arkansas turned to slush as road crews struggled to keep pace with the heavy snowfall. conditions turned deadly in kansas -- a snow plow driver died when his plow overturned but officials in new england have their attention focused on public safety --reminding residents to stay inside and stay warm.kathy sheehan / mayor, albany, ny: "sometimes people just discount it here, they think, hey, you know this is the northeast, we get these storms ... but the streets can be really dangerous. but just as you wouldn't go out in a hurricane, you shouldn't go out in a snowstorm."in albany, new york, i'm natasha chen. (robin) live look outside... at the san francisco international airport.
n-f-l fans... the super bowl is set with two bay area quarterbacks --- tom brady and jared goff --- set to battle it out this year in atlanta. last night was championship sunday as teams battled for the a-f-c and n-f-c titles. starting with the afc match between new england and kansas red hot chiefs. the game went into overtime but eventually --- the patriots did beat the cheifs with a final score of 37-31 ( robin ) marin county native and cal alum jared goff and his rams were the underdog
in new orleans last night. drew brees and company... looking to get to their second super bowl... goff in his first nfl championship game. but a missed call for pass interference on the rams... with the scores tied in the third quarter, saw the rams go on to beat the saints 26-23 in overtime. the rams will now take on the new england patriots in atlanta february 3rd in the 53rd superbowl.... ( robin ) still to come on the kron4 morning news... we'll have a live er king day events happening today across the bay area. been made in the vicious assaulsan francisco grandmother. we'll have the latest on the man in custody. ( robin ) and there are new details on the viral video of
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