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170 mile-an-hour winds -- and destruction that goes on for miles.(grant) is live in lee county, of the hardest- hit areas..of the hardest-hit areas.. powerful tornadoes flattened homes -- decimated neighborhoods (vicki) president trump
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tweeting about the the deasly alabama about the the tweeting trump president (vicki) (vicki)(vicki) president trump tweeting
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about the the deadly alabama tornadoes saying:"fema has been told directly by me to give the a plus treatment to the great state of alabama and the wonderful people who have been so devastated by the tornadoes. @govivey, one of the best in our country, has been so informed. she is working closely with fema (and me!)."
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(grant) tonight in guerneville... flood victims say they're concerned. fema is not involved in the cleanup and there are fears... toxic trash will not be cleaned up for a very long time... making things unhealthy for people. kron 4's j.r. stone is following the story and joins us live tonight in the newsroom. j.r. you've spoken with residents in guerneville. (j.r.) i have and they were told by those who operate the recology trucks....hey we're not coming back. you'll have to dump the other stuff off yourself. many are concerned this evening.these are pictures from up in guerneville up in pictures from these are these are pictures from up in guerneville that have been taken in the last 24 hours. you can see debris scattered all over the place. i talked with sonoma county supervisor lynda hopkins who says that a federal emergency has not been
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issued. however in past floods that were not statistically as emergency was declared and fema assistance was used. supervisor hopkins had all new information for us tonight. she says that if you don't have a truck, you might be too old to load up a truck, or if you don't have the money you can go to the local assistance center in guerneville and get help. there are two non profit organizations involved in volunteer work. they have trucks and can help you. they were helping small businesses and now they are helping people with homes. i talked with jenn otten who has a cabin in guerneville who says this debris needs to be cleaned or it is going to really have an impact on the area.(jr) the supervisor again says that
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everyone is welcome to come to the local assistance center in guerneville on main street. she's also says more state dollars can't come because the state only helps government entitites in situations like this. the feds are the ones with the power to help people but again federal emergency relief has not been approved. grant, vicki now back to you. (vicki) flood victims in guerneville are getting help from a local assistance center... just as more storms threaten to flood the russian river again. the center is inside the old bank of america building on main street in guerneville. sonoma county officials say this will really streamline the process for the many people who have to make repairs. the assistance center will also offer other services. it will be open from 9 a-m to 6 p-m at least through next saturday.
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(vicki) another storm is brewing and making it's way to the bay area....(grant) joining us now is chief meteorologist lawrence karnow... with what we can expect for the work week... lawrence karnow: skies were mostly cloudy with a few scattered light showers today. its mostly quiet on the doppler radar now but that will change later tonight. another round of rain will move in late tonight especially the southern parts of the bay area. rain will be heaviest in the santa cruz mountain south in the morning tomorrow. you can see the storm on doppler radar. it has tapped into subtropical moisture again which will bring heavy rain and possible flooding to central and southern california. tomorrow
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will be we on and off throughout the day. highs will be in the 50s and low 60s. more rain is forecast for wednesday before turning to showers on thursday. there is a chance showers again this weekend.
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leaders... including former mayor willie brown... paid final respects to jeff adach today. adachi died february 22nd,,,he'd served as the city's public defender since 2002. kron 4's charles clifford reports. well, here in san francisco on monday a memorial was held at san francisco city hall for jeff adachi. adachi died back on february 22nd and at today's memorial hundreds of people attended including former mayor willie brown, current mayor london breed and matt gonzalez who works in the public defenders office.they all recall a man dedicated to his work.sotjeff understood that making a difference in people's lives wasn't about just fighting for them in court room. he knew the work started in the community to keep kids from getting into trouble in the first place.sot during every stage of his career, during the time that he served all of us. he was a strong advocate for every aspect for what ought to be the rights of all the people. sotin the 28 years that i knew jeff , i never saw him run away from injustice. rather, he ran towards it. it was
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something he wanted to combat. in san francisco, charles clifford kron4 news. (vicki) students in (vicki) students in oakland today ... pleading with the school board ... to invest in education. but in a close vote, the board decided to make massive cuts to the budget. this decision comes ... just one day after the teachers union voted to end its week - long strike. the oakland unified school district board voted 4 - 3 today... to make 21.75 today... to make 21.75 million dollars in cuts to next school year's budget. the superintendent says the cuts are needed because the district faces a 56 million dollar budget short-fall if reductions are not made. the teachers union is
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defending the decision to take the district's deal and end the strike... an 11 percent raise over four years with a three percent bonus,. but that pay increase is certainly a factor in the board's decision today to make almost 22 million dollars in cuts. (vicki) library programs, foster care case managers, african american male acheievement, and restorative justice are among the programs slated to be cut. all sides are hoping the governor's office steps in and provedes more funding so at least some of that's on the chopping block
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can be saved. (grant) like we previously mentioned... today was the first day back after teachers voted and approved an agreement increasing their salaries.(vicki) kron4's michelle kingston spoke to parents outside of redwood heights elementary school today about the deal. (mk)emalee murphy, oakland"i am very proud of oakland and i hope the teachers around the country continue their efforts."after a week long strike ... students are back to class at all 86 oakland schools ...teachers voted sunday to ratify their contract deal with the district ending the seven day strike.the oakland education association says union members voted to approve the agreement -- increasing teachers salaries.bethany fitelson, oakland"we are really happy the strike is over. we are really glad it happened and feel it was the right thing. i feel like there's a lot of momentum and support of schools and teachers, a lot of messages being sent, but the whole city rallied around better schools and better experiences for our students and teachers."michelle kingston, mkingstonnews"the sign behind me says 'we love our teachers,' and that's
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exactly how parents and students feel here at redwood heights elementary school. they are happy that the strike is over but they say the deal may not be enough."samantha uzegbu, oakland"i think the teachers still deserve better and the fight is not over but the community really came together to show support of the teachers and the students and we are going to keep pushing for change."parents at redwood heights elementary say they had days during the strike with no students crossing the picket line -- parents stepping up to feed the teachers -- and educating students while they were out of class. parents here say their children were thrilled to get back to school on monday -- back to their friends and their beloved teachers.bethany fitelson, oakland"we are really glad it's over but realize not everything we wanted to get accomplished got accomplished ad so there's still work to do and there's still fighting for schools our teachers and students deserve."in oakland michelle kingston kron 4 news
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dozens of protesters marching through the streets of sacramento .... furious over the district attorney's refusal to charge the officers ... who shot and killed stephon clark last year. according to authorities, the officers said, they thought the 22- year-old was holding a gun when they confronted him in his grandparent's backyard. clark was holding his cell phone. police had been looking for a vandalism suspect at the time. (grant) and as ali wolf reports... california attorney general xavier becerra says, his investigation into the clark shooting is almost complete. activists and faith leaders - continue fighting in the name of stephon clark..(nat)"we handed this letter..." unsatisfied and angry at the district attorney's decision this weekend.....they are now trying to convince attorney general xavier becerra to step in.... and do what d-a anne
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marie schubert chose not to do: prosecute."when the nation is watching what will we do? attorney general becerra you have the opportunity here to make a turn in how we seal with police practices here in the state of california" president of the people's alliance for justice... reverend shane harris.. hopes stephon clark's case will inspire change in the way deadly police shootings are handled in california..."we need independent investigators on police shootings in california because local prosecutors investigating local police is like a student grading their own paper. imagine that"at the request of police chief daniel hahn, xavier becerra's office is reviewing the shooting...."i get it, i understand how important this is"in a news conference monday.... on a separate topic..the attorney general recognized the importance of the outcome of stephon clarks case..."i take it very seriously, my entire team has taken it very seriously and we hope that soon we can issue our report as well because we know how serious this matter is not just for the clark family but for a lot of folks beyond sacramento as well"becerra's office is expected to complete its investigation "soon" regardless of the outcome reverend harris and faith leaders say their fight for stephon clark ...and his family does not end here..."we will not stand idly by while our people are dying an watching this happen and not do anything about it"
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(grant) faith leaders are organizing a series of events for stephon clark.. marking the one year anniversary of his death... they are planning a march in the coming days..and a vigil on thursday night. (vicki) and parts of downtown commons around the golden one center arena were fenced off in anticipation of protests....(grant) reporter eric rucker spoke to some kings players about the portests... about eight hours before tipoff...nats:security around the golden 1 center was already out in place...metal fences were erected in anticipation of a possible protest outside the arena when the kings take on the new york knicks...nats:by late this
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afternoon only those with tickets to the game were allowed on the plaza..nats: b-ballinside the g1c earlier monday, kings players were practicing for the game, but knew what could be going on outside these walls as the night progressed.sotsuper: frank mason, kings point guard 'we talk about it a little bit, but we just try to focus on the things we can control and thatús being professionals' while some kings players were on the team during last year's stephon clark related protests...newer players like corey brewer and harrison barnes were not.both players say they know frustrations and tensions are very high for some in sacramento.sotsuper: corey brewer, kings player' we just want everybody to be safe, we know last year they shut the arena down, but this year hoping everybody is safe and nothing goes wrong'sot super: harrison barnes, kings player' no charges brought to the officers in the killing of stephan clark thatús a big deal thatús something that definitely needs attention and awareness but it in terms of the game in it being donút think thatúll be the case. ' (vicki) that was eric rucker reporting....(grant) trains and buses are running normally, but crews say to keep an eye on any possible
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disruptions because of the protests... (vicki) in national news tonight... california is suing the trump administration-- again. this time over proposed changes to what's known as the title ten family planning program. since 1970 -- the program has provided birth control and other reproductive health services to millions of low-income people. but under a new rule-- clinics will be eligible for the funding only if they don't perform abortions or suggest where a patient can get one. the state attorney general is now is filing a federa lawsuit. at least 20 other states are expected to do the same thing.. (grant) in other national news... president trump seems to be suggesting he'll cooperate with this massive congressional investigation into just about everything-- that may be related to him. (vicki) but as reporter jim acosta explains... the white house is already signaling its attorneys won't be complying with the requests coming from house democrats. (nats)surrounded by college football players at the white
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house, the president sounded ready for the blitz... as house democrats launched an expansive new investigation into allegations of corruption... in nearly every corner of trump world.(nats) "are you going to cooperate with mr. nadler?"i cooperate all the time with everyone. no collusion. it's a political hoax. folks, go eat up!"the house judiciary committee issued demands for documents from more than 80 relatives, aides, and associates of the president...from his own family members... to top white house officials... to other close advisers... past and present.also targeted in the probe... organizations tied to the president... as well as companies and other groups that may have aided mr. trump's campaign.(nats)the house judiciary committee chairman said it's too early to talk impeachment.rep. nadler, d-house judiciary chmn "impeachment is a long way down the road. we don't have the facts yet, but were going to initiate the proper investigations."the white house signaled it won't be complying with the document demands... saying in a statement: "the fact chairman nadler would try to force the public disclosure of private conversations that he knows are protected by law proves he only wants to play politics." (nats)hugging the stars and stripes over the weekend... the president made it clear what he thinks of the special counsel's investigation into possible russian collusion with the trump trump:"you put
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the wrong people in a couple of positions and they leave people for a long time that shouldn't be there, and all of a sudden, they're trying to take you out with bulls---, ok."using a southern accent... the president also expressed his feelings for former attorney general jeff sessions.. who recused himself in the probe.trump:"and as you know, the attorney general says, i'm going to recuse myself.and i said, why the hell that before i put him in." tried to rewrite history... about his call on russia to intervene in the election... insisting he joking... in front of an audience.trump:"if you tell a joke, if you are sarcastic, if you're having fun with the audience//and if you say something like russia please, if you can, it is hillary clintons emails! please, russia , please! please, get us the emails! please! so everyone is having a good time, we are having a good time and having fun."but that's not true... mr. trump made the remark at a news conference... in response to a question from c-n-n.he didn't sound like he was joking.(nats)"why not get tough on putin? // trump: "russia, if you're listening, i hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing."but there may be new calls for other investigations into mr. trump's actions while in office.the new yorker reports the president ordered economic adviser gary cohn to block the merger between at&t and time warner... then the parent company of cnn.the president is quoted as saying "i've been telling cohn to get this lawsuit filed and nothing's happened! i've mentioned it fifty times and nothing's happened. i want to make sure it's filed. i want that deal blocked." (grant) (grant) (grant)
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(grant) (grant) that was jim acosta
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reporting...(vicki) some of the targets of the house judiciary committee's investigation into trump world are just beginning to receive notification from the panel. (grant) coming up...more than a thousand live exotic reptiles were found packed into suitcases at an airport in the philippines... the disturbing item that was used to keep them inside their shells.... (vicki) plus... the number of measles cases are rising in the u-s-- and it's only march.. find out how many people are affected... (grant) and up next... you can now fly to hawaii on southwest... how you can get them for a steal after the break... (lawrence) weather tease
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number. second-- a netflix-themed phishing scam... scammers impersonating the online streaming site and asking for your payment information. and third-- tax refund theft... fraudsters file taxes pretending to be you and steal your tax refund. (vicki) southwest airlines is now officially selling tickets to hawaii from the bay area. flights went on sale today.. with fares as low as $49 dollars one way from oakalnd and san jose. however the cheapest flights are going fast.... most may already be sold out. and the fares are only available through midnight tomorrow as part of a two day launch sale. southwest's first round of flights from the bay to honolulu start march 17th. travel at the deeply discounted rates must be completed by june 19th. ticket prices during the peak summer travel period range from 189 dollars to 214 dollars. service from san deigo and sacramento will be
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announced in the coming weeks. (vicki) ahead at nine... a former drug addict... publicly thanking the person who arrested him... for helping him turn his life around. we'll show you the heartwarming renion.... (grant) plus... it was an explosion at a popular california spa that killed a 48- year old woman and injured others .. now the f-b-i has made an arrest. (grant) and up next... it's what some are describing as a miracle... two young sisters rescued after two days alone in the woods. how they managed to stay safe and alive....
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two young girls in humboldt county -- missing since friday -- were found safe and sound sunday in a forest.(grant) a parents worst nightmare as five year old nightmare as five year old caroline and eight year old leia spent nearly 44 hours in the thick muddy forest... but around 10:30 sunday morning... rescue crews located the two girls near richardson grove state park... about a mile and a half away from the home. within hours of hearing about the missing girls... some two dozen agencies... including the national guard... and hundreds of volunteers showed up to help. search crews say the main thing that helped them find the kids were their footsteps and the food wrappers they left behind.... when it was confirmed that the girls were found it was a huge feeling of relief and they were reunited with their
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parents... now the mother is deciding if the kids should be punished for wondering off... (grant) sheriff deputies say the sisters deputies say sheriff (grant)(grant) sheriff deputies say sheriff (grant) sheriff deputies say sheriff deputies say the sisters survived by the wilderness survived by the wilderness survival training skills they learned at their youth club... (vicki)(vicki) pacifica police are searching for answers after two people were found dead inside a home. officers found the bodies yesterday afternoon in the 11-hundred block of banyan way. right now, there are no suspects and
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police say there's no public safety concern. an investigation is ongoing. (grant) in the south bay... police are warning about a spike in burglaries in one city-- since the beginning of this year... since january first, there have been 145 auto burglaries in milpitas... there were 88 auto burglaries in january alone, making it the highest for auto burglaries in the past year. in february, there were 57 reported auto burglaries. the majority of these auto burglaries happened in the parking lots of shopping centers-- like shopping centers-- like ulfert's center, milpitas square, mccarthy ranch, and the great mall... police have extra patrols out monitoring the areas.. (vicki) there was a reunion today between a recovering drug addict and the police officer he credits for saving his life.(grant) kron4's maureen kelly talked to the former repeat offender.... who took to the internet to express his gratitude. how you doing man...good to see officer rob
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gilson gives a hug to thomas wolf.....a year ago he would be more likely putting him in's wolf's mug shot that was sent out in a tweet by the tenderloin police station....after he was arrestd for drug possession....and then re- arrested five times for violating the court order barring him from the block of golden gate avenue where he says would buy drugs. wolf says his addiction started after being prescribed the painkiller oxycodone following surgery.... i blew through my bank account it melted like snow in june then the former social worker and married father of two turned to heroin ...he says he lost his job and and became estranged from his family because of his addiction but he still could't stop. the last time at officer gilson arrested me he pulled me aside and he said look i don't know what you're going through i don't know if you're going through a midlife crisis or what you're skinny your dirty and you're high on drugs go get some help and get back to your family those were his exact words and i teared up i remember he was right i knew after his last arrest....he was bailed out by his brother on the condition that he enter rehab. after
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graduating from the salvation army's rehabiltation program wolf answered that tweet...thanking both salvation army and his arresting officer for helping save his life.because at the end when i was at my worst i was starting to use fennel what you heard is really deadly and i actually saw a couple guys od and die on the street because of the drug i can honestly tell you that if i sit out there i'll be in the graveofficer gilson says it's good to see the man he sent to jail so many times turn his life around.we're trying to help people, i think we're certainly fighting an uphill battle but to make an impact on people's lives like we did with tom makes it all worth it wolf says he is now trying to find a job.....and is in counseling with the goal of reconciling with his family. maureen kelly kron4 news. (grant) a nine =month
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investigation into the deadly explosion at a day spa in orange county has ended with the arrest of e spa owner's ex-boyfriend and business partner. 59=year=old stephen beal is charged with killing ildiko krajnyak last may. he appeared in court today... facing federal charges. "mr. beal was arrested pursuant to a federal criminal complaint that charges him with the malicious destruction of a building resulting in death."beal was taken into custody sunday afternoon ... agents used an armored vehicle to break into his garage.the case began on may 15 of last yearwe could actually see where part of the building had blown outat one o'clock in the afternoon ildiko krajnyak opened a cardboard box at her day spa in aliso viejo, orange county.the explosion killed her and seriously injured two customers.we do not believe at this time that it was an
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accident.investigators quickly focused on beal.he told them he had met krajnyak through an online dating service.the two traveled the world together ... he helped to fund her day spa, but early last year she left him for another beal admitted to feeling krajnyak told friends she feared being harmed by mr beal, and that he had made threatsbeal's garage contained more than 1=hundred pounds of explosive chemicals but there was no arrest.he explained away those materials by saying he was a model rocket part of the painstaking investigation more than thousands bits of evidence were sent to the fbi forensic lab in virginia.they included a parts of battery, traced to a factory in china . it was part of a shipment to a store near stephen beal's home in long beach.the fbi has recovered video that purports to show mr beal buying a battery of that type for cash at that location
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(grant) beal's arrest has also reportedly caused authorities to reopen an investigation into the death of his wife in 2008. according to the long beach newspaper, christine beal died after a large piece of furniture fell on her as she and beal were trying to move it. (vicki) in world news night...more than 15 hundred turtles were found stuffed in bags at an airport in the philippines. you can see their legs were duct taped into their shells. there were four suitcases with these little guys-- about four different exotic species. the bureau of customs says the bags were found in the arrival area-- probably left behind after the person traveling with them found out about the airport's crackdown on illegal wildlife trade. you can face more than a year in prison and a hefty fine if you break the law. the turtles were turned over to the environment department on sunday. (vicki) this incredible video from australia shows someone driving through burning trees on both sides of the road. the video was
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taken saturday at a park in southeast australia. government officials say the fire has spread to more than 28-thousand acres. and much of the park and the area to its south have been evacuated. it's one of several brush fires sweeping throh australia's victoria state. victoria's emergency management commissioner says at least 19 fires are burning. officials are hopeful that better weather and possible rain later in the week will help firefighters bring down the blazes. (lawrence bay area weather) (grant) plus... we begin a new series celebrating women's history month.. first up: -- one of the most powerful woman in the country... speaker of the house nancy pelosi. (sports tease) and warriors fans get ready to say hello to a familiar face and one that knows what it's like to win a championship. why andrew bogut could be on his way from australia to oakland.
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woman 1: i had no symptoms of hepatitis c. man 1: mine... ...caused liver damage. vo: epclusa treats all main types of chronic hep c. vo: whatever your type, ask your doctor if epclusa is your kind of cure. woman 2: i had the common type. man 2: mine was rare. vo: epclusa has a 98% overall cure rate. man 3: i just found out about my hepatitis c. woman 3: i knew for years. vo: epclusa is only one pill, once a day, taken with or without food for 12 weeks. vo: before starting epclusa, your doctor will test if you have had hepatitis b, which may flare up,
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and could cause serious liver problems during and after treatment. vo: tell your doctor if you have had hepatitis b, other liver or kidney problems, hiv, or other medical conditions... vo: ...and all medicines you take, including herbal supplements. vo: taking amiodarone with epclusa may cause a serious slowing of your heart rate. vo: common side effects include headache and tiredness. vo: ask your doctor today, if epclusa is your kind of cure. the one with the designer dog collar.(sashimi) psst. hey, you!
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that this never happens again.' it was baer himself who requested the leave of absence... and the board will have no further comment while major league baseball investigates what happened. now to the nba-- it looks like warriors fans can get ready to welcome back an old friend. andrew bogut...a member of the team's championship run in 2015...reportedly set to come back to golden state once he gets the greenlight from his team in the australian basketball league. the 34-year-old will make his return to the nba after being out of the association for more than a year. he had a stint with the lakers, then played for a team in sydney....winning honors for the league's top defensive player. the warriors certainly could use his defense and provide help for boogie cousins at the center position. coming up on kron4 sports at 10, cal basketball star kristine anigwe honored today for a historic feat. we'll have the details. until then, more news
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even if no one in your home smokes, secondhand smoke can be closer than you think. secondhand smoke from a neighbor's apartment can enter your home through air vents, through light fixtures and even through cracks in the walls and the floors. secondhand smoke is toxic. especially to children. protect your family. visit tonight we begin our new
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month-long series celebrating women's history. (grant) our first profile is house speaker nancy pelosi... one of the most powerful woman in america. (grant) and as reporter colleen marshall tells us... pelosi didn't want to climb the political ladder unless she could pull other women along with her. she is the first, but does not want to be the last. after eight years of being mired in minority politics - nancy pelosi is back on top, again holding the speaker's gavel, and working to put more women
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in seats of power. < 10:28 (colleen) is that a goal for you? (pelosi) it is not a goal it's an imperitive. when i first came here there were 23 women in congress, 12 democrats eleven republicans, we made a decision on our side to increase that number we have now 91. 10:42 >a record number, applauded even by president trump during the state of the union. democrats encouraged all congressional women to wear white to honor women's suffrage. ' but' - women in pelosi's party are not thinking - or voting - with a single mind..
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(grant) another winter storm warning goes into effect tomorrow morning in the sierra... one to three feet of new snow is possible in the upper elevations of the mountains... and three to ten inches in the lower
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elevations.... winds could gust as high as 80 miles per hour... over the sierra ridge tops. the storm watch runs through wednesday night. and by thursday morning, snow showers could drop down to the valley floors around reno, sparks and carson city. (vicki) joining us now is chief meteorologist lawrence karnow... lawrence karnow: skies were mostly cloudy with a few scattered light showers today. its mostly quiet on the doppler radar now but that will change later tonight. another round of rain will move in late tonight especially the southern parts of the bay area. rain will be heaviest in the santa cruz mountain south in the morning tomorrow. you can see the storm on doppler radar. it has
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tapped into subtropical moisture again which will bring heavy rain and possible flooding to central and southern california. tomorrow will be we on and off throughout the day. highs will be in the 50s and low 60s. more rain is forecast for wednesday before turning to showers on thursday. there is a chance showers again this weekend. this weekend. showers again chance showers again this weekend.
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(vicki) 4 your health tonight... concerning data about the number of measles cases in the u-s this year. the number keeps growing and we barely started march.... (grant) the c-d-c says at least 206 cases have been reported since january first. the cases span eleven states, including california and washington... and washington has been dealing with a measles outbreak for weeks. the washington state secretary of health will testify before a senate panel tomorrow to discuss the outbreak. (vicki) a new environmental report says waste ash from coal-fired power plants in the u-s-- has contaminated groundwater in 39 states. the contaminants include arsenic, lithium and mercury. the report by the environmental integrity project and earth justice is based groundwater monitoring data. the data was
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reported to the environmental protection agency from more than 46-hundred wells. the landfills and ponds used to store coal ash are often unlined, letting toxins leak into groundwater. an e-p-a spokesman says the agency is reviewing the report. (vicki) up next... why actor johnny depp has filed a 50-million-dollar lawsuit against his ex-wife...
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(vicki) a 90's heartthrob is dead at 52. actor luke
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perry died earlier today... he was surrounded by his family and friends at saint medical center in burbank. after suffering a massive stroke last wednesday, it's been reported that he was sedated to give his brain a chance to recover from the trauma. but it never did. perry portrayed dylan mckay on beverly hills, 9-0-2-1-0... at the time of his death -- he starred on the c-w series riverdale. (grant) actor johnny depp has filed a 50-million-dollar defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife, amber heard. it's all over her december washington post op-ed piece. the piece detailed her alleged domestic violence experiences. she did not specifically name depp in it. the couple got married back in 2015 -- but heard filed for divorce the following year -- claiming depp got violent with her. the lawsuit denies depp was ever abusive to her - - and called her allegations part of a "hoax" to create publicity. heard's attorney says the lawsuit is depp's latest attempt to silence heard... and they will defeat it.
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(grant) that wraps up kron 4 news at nine...(vicki) but our primetime coverage continues at the top of the hour. pam moore is here with kron 4 news at ten....pam? (pam) thank you grant and vicki.... next at ten... a massive cleanup effort underway in the north bay after last week's devastating floods. but some residents say, their neighborhood is littered with toxic waste and debris, and they are not sure who is supposed to pick it up..hear from one frustrated resident.. next in a live report. plus... new tonight at ten one man sent to the hospital after being shot near the hilltop mall in richmond.the shooter is still on the loose.. details straight ahead.(pam) and a moving tribute at san francisco city hall for the late public defender jeff adachi.we'll take you to the emotional ceremony don't go aw... hour three of kron 4 news in primetime starts right after the break.
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(pam) tonight.. in guerneville, after the devastating flooding there is a new worry ... flood victims say, they are now concerned about toxic waste. thanks for joining us, im pam moore. (grant) and im grant lodes in for ken wayne. fema is not involved in the clean-up and there are fears ... toxic trash will not be cleaned up for a very long time... making things
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unhealthy for people. (pam) kron 4's j.r. stone is following this story.. he joins us live tonight in the newsroom.. j.r. you have talked with people in guerneville... what are they saying (jr)some of them are begging for help in washington. hoping that federal funds can be used for this disasterous situation and the cleanup that comes with it. chairs, bureaus, name it, you can probably see it in this pile of ruined debris in guerneville. items molded in some cases and destroyed in other cases by the recent flooding. items, that could be toxic, just sitting on the streets.sot my fear is that we're forgotten about....tears of frustration and hopelessness.some residents living in these areas were told by recology workers that they wouldn't be coming back to clean up additional items. saying that it would be the residents job to get it hauled away.sot kind of a toxic situation and they need to get this stuff off


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