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francisco. he was the pilot. he saw the boat against the rocks with waves 10-15 feet high and winds 35 miles per hour. >> we saw two people, saw their flair and then after that we saw a third person on a small rock. maybe 50 feet away. >> reporter: he believes the two survivors climbed 30 feet up. a rescue simmer was lowered down. >> they were heavily bruised. you can imagine with all the wave action against the rocks. the two survivors were hoisted up. >> once we brought them in, there were eight on the boat, was just -- yeah, pretty chaotic. >> reporter: coming up, the danger the crew faced in the air and why the rescue had to
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be done from unimaginable heights. matt keller, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we have been learning more about the victims, the love of sailing and the loved ones they leave behind. we will have that at 5:00. and we continue our coverage on our website as well, we will have the latest there as well and a slide show of pictures of the race before the accident. teachers at all california state university are in the process of taking a strike vote. ktvu's rob roth tells us why and when a strike could happen if a strike is arrived. here at san francisco state university, you can see students but teachers say they could go on strike this summer and not just at this school but at all 23 california state university camps. >> reporter: they lined up
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today to cast their ballot. >> i voted for the strike. >> reporter: that doesn't mean there will be a strike. the teachers haven't had a raise in four years. >> without a cost of living raise, each year the amount -- your salary doesn't stretch as far. >> reporter: this is about more than salaries but higher education in california. they say take this class today as an example. it is over crowded because of budget cuts. students can't get the courses they need and that means they can't graduate in four years. students are sympathetic to the teachers. >> it will effect us in the classroom, which, you know, is negative. >> reporter: all this while fees keep going up and now add a possible strike. >> if anything, university is
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not for me. as far as that, i would go to a jc. get my credits and transfer. we spoke to the administration. >> we are committed to negotiation as the best way to resolve this. we are hoping that we can get an agreement. >> reporter: the strike vote is scheduled through next week. if deis authorized they expect walk outs could begin in the summer. rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. a candlelight vigil is scheduled to begin in a search for sierra lamar. volunteers continue to look for her. the last time anyone saw her was march 16, leaving for a bus to school. researchers recovered a bag and cell phone near her home. the vigil is at 630 at burnett
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elementary school. the police department released statement in response to criticism from the family of a man who was killed in february. they say peter cukor called a nonemergency number to report a tress passer but the family says that isn't true. in its statement today the police department said it doesn't have any new information to add to what it already released and says it remains committed to serving the family. leaders of the work pank picked kim as their nexted -- bank picked kim as their next president. some criticized president obama for nominating kim. it provides billions of kls of financial -- dollars of
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financial assistance. the commerce department released the sales numbers for march. all sales rose. when car and gas sales are removed it drops to 7/10 of a percent. the deadline to pay taxes is usually april 15 but this year it is midnight tomorrow. we get the extra time because april 15 fell on a sunday and today is a holiday in washington, d.c., marking the day president lincoln signed the proxluimation. plenty of people are still waiting till the last second. most post offices won't extend their hours this year. only the main post offices in oakland and san jose plan to stay open till 10:30 p.m.
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tomorrow night. there is less demand because most taxes are filed electronically. stocks ended the day mixed on wall street. stocks led decliners 5-4 on light trading. here are the numbers. the dow is up 72 to 12,921. nasdaq is down 23 at 2,988. dragged down by apple's fifth price drop in a row. janet napolitano spoke in san jose about how to increase security in cyberspace and she asked students to join the fight. ktvu's robert handa will bring osreport a-- bring us a report ahead. now back to our top story. ktvu's kara lieu is live where she learned one of the sailors was weeks away from a major
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accomplishment. >> reporter: i want to show you a growing memorial here. flowers and cards there, and a remembrance tonight. the giants honoring the lost crew members. she grew up in the organization. . >> reporter: she was the bat girl. they were a couple. she said she was like family. >> she was going to be my sister. and it doesn't make any sense. >> reporter: the family was too distraught to speak on camera but they said he was a champion sailor who shared his love with
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the support. his passion for life will be missed by all. the director sailed with him. >> terrific guy. getting ready to graduate from college in a couple weeks. bright, cheerful guy. >> reporter: like many, he was friends with many of the sailors. he worked at the club taking care of boats. >> terrific guy. had a nickname irish allen. just a great, fun lubing guy. -- loving guy. same with mark. he grew up here. always at the club. talented painter. >> reporter: it will take some time to get through this. >> we are all young sailors. they were doing what they love to do. every person on the boat was there because they wanted to be
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there. >> reporter: the fifth crew member has been identified. a friend of the family shared this picture today. he wanted to see it for himself and since only one body was recovered he wanted to find the others. ktvu channel 2 news. u.s. defense secretary leon panetta says he regrets how much it cost for his weekend trips to his home in california. he says he is looking for ways to find savings. each trip cost $32,000 of which he pays $630 based on a government formula. he is required to travel on military aircraft so he can stay in secure contact with the white house and with leaders. he says it is healthy to get out of washington to get a different perspective on things. car fire was deliberately
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set after 2:00 this morning on foothill boulevard. it forced the evacuation of a nearby apartment building. investigators say they have solid evidence an arsonist set the fire. the san jose sharks are back in town and the fans are ready for game three of the playoff series. the rally is revving up. we will have a live report. >> and back in 10 minutes a spring weather forecast to talk about but the pollen will start messing with you, we will have that and the five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view. and verizon wireless together. call 855-704-7400 to sign up and get a free smartphone. choose one of our hottest phones. verizon wireless and xfinity. tv, home phone, internet and wireless together.
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roger clemens went to court today for jury selection in the trial of his perjury case. they might call barry bonds as
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witness against him. congress said he lied about when he said he didn't use-fed performance enhancing drugs. -- used performance enhancing drugs. >> they gave the attorneys extra time to appeal his conviction. a year ago a jury convicted baby bonds. his -- barry bonds. the attorneys had till april 20 to file an appeal. fans of the san jose sharks are rallying right now, cheering them on in the nhl playoff. ktvu's fred inglis is live where there salot of excitement. -- is a lot of excitement. the rally started here. we are on autumn street, not too many st. louis blue's fans. the only one i see is in the dunking tank. a lot of things for the fans to
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do. people right now getting lucky beads and rally cards for the came they expect a -- for the game, they expect a sell out here. best of 7 series is tied 1-1. you can see that everybody is involved. youngsters and everyone else to maybe try their luck at scoring a couple of goals. the players say, you know what, it is great to be back home. >> you know what, great place to play. fun. playoff hockey. tough to be at the tank. looking forward to it. we can play the faster game. >> reporter: a lot of people out here on autumn street. they expect a sell out here. this is the first time they have been home. series tied 1-1. st. louis has been here twice and won both
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games. this is a key game. the one that may determine who is going to win the best of 7 series. highlights tonight at 10:00 with mark ibanez. fred inglis, ktvu channel 2 news. the power is out for dozens due to downed power lines. they were pulled down around 945 a -- 9:45 a.m. this morning. a truck pulled them. pg&e cut off power before 11:00 and as of now 51 customers are still without powers. two people were trapped for about an hour. >> i was making my delivery right now and the tree started shaking and then i saw cables. i figured i would back up and then the pole came down. >> no word on when the power
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will be restored. 3 hours from now caltrans to begin a nightly closure. tonight the right hand north bound lane of doyle drive will be closed. it will allow crews to remove sections of the sidewalk and remove two pipes. they say that work must be done to prepare for a closure 10 days from now. at that time they will demolish the elevated portion of doyle drive. the full weekend closure of doyle drive begins april 27. in 90 minute caltrans will hold a meeting from 6:30 to 8:00 tonight at the richmond district recreation center. another meeting is set a week from tonight in the golden gate
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room. train hit and killed a man this morning. it hit it man around 7:30 a.m. it was a suicide. they had delays during the morning. things were back to normal around 9:30. 75 tornadoes touched down over the weekend, killing at least six people. most of them were in kansas, followed by oklahoma, iowa and nebraska. storm chasers captured these on video. today heavy machinery were out and neighbors were helping neighbors. all of those killed were from oklahoma. there were warning sirens but they didn't sound because they have been disabled by lightning. in kansas one tornado had winds
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ov100 -- over 136 miles an hour. looking outside today, no remnants of the wild weather from thursday night. according to our chief meteorologist bill martin, what they are seeing out there is what we had here. >> what we had here thursday night is what happened to them over the weekend. it traveled across, into the plains and exploded. that cold, unstable air. just, you know, shows you how weather is here, big deal here, out into had plain states it is a big deal again. especially this time of year, it is tornado season. it was a wild pattern on thursday but the weekend was nice. clouds out there right now. we can see the buoy readings. increasing clouds. today, low 70s.
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a little winds. a live buoy reading. winds 20 miles per hour. by the airport, 15-20 miles per hour by the bridge, oakland, 16. what we are experiencing will be a very spring like weather pattern that will hang in. and temperatures will roar and you will notice tree pollen. i suffer. the tree pollen, when they first pop out, you notice them the most. they are difficult. and something a lot of folks don't know, they planted male tries because they put out less fruit, they are easier to clean up after. the male trees put out more
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pollen. lot of these developments, the trees are male trees. that is why the valley is pollen ready. at 10:00, i will have the pollen report for you. almost are l the trees -- almost all the trees. partly cloudy skies tonight. cool over night and cooler tomorrow. we have the five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view. few clouds in there. i will see you back here. tomorrow morning the discovery shuttle will complete one final mission. it will fly from florida to its new hope in virginia. the shuttle will go on display at the smithsonian. discovery first launched in 1984 and flew 39 missions.
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more than any other shuttle before make its final voyage last year. plan to tax the rich. and in the past two hours the move called the buffet rule went up for a vote in washington. what senators decided next. -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal.
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google. they claim google violated their software. the ceos of both are on the wins -- witness list. the u.s. senate turned a thumbs down to the buffet rule. >> senators voting in the negative. >> it would have raised the taxerate to 30 -- tax rate to 30%. it is named after warren buffett who said his secretary shouldn't pay higher taxes than he does. president obama says the rich must pay their fair share. >> this will not fix the problems with the debt. it is a drop in the bucket. what we need, instead of this distraction, attempted to divide americas is real tax
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reform. >> in today's vote democrats couldn't get the 60 votes needed. california senator dianne feinstein said the code is littered with loopholes loopholes and deductions that allow many of the wealthiest to pay a lower tax rate than middle class families and she urged republicans to reconsider when the senate beidates tax code changes. 72% of americans supported it. the man who killed trayvon martin today asked the judge to step down. george zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of trayvon martin. the judge revealed she has a potential conflict of interest, her husband works for a attorney who was asked to
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represent george zimmerman but declined. news media organizations filed challenges to have court records unsealed. authorities say a man suspected in three bank robberies surrend toward san francisco police yesterday. he is accused of robbing a credit union last tuesday and robbing banks the week before. police are holding him on robbery charges. bail is $300,000. the secretary of homeland security talked about cyberthreats and why she met the -- cyber threats and why she met the students. >> how many agents and military -- agents and military members face an investigation. [ glass clinks ]
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complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >> the united states and department of homeland security need more brain power against cyber terrorism. janet napolitano said cybersecurity is threatened every day. ktvu's robert handa is live to tell us about her pitch. robert? >> reporter: she came here to talk about cyber security but this was also a trip to recruit students. >> reporter: homeland security secretary janet napolitano came to san jose state university today for a town hall meeting
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on how to make the domain secure. she acknowledged they have their hands full with cyber attacks. >> there is no international environment in which to deal with the activities. there is no u.n. convention on cyber. >> reporter: she made it obvious while the crowd dime see her, she -- came to see her, she came to recruit them into the war. >> we need you. we want you. and we believe that this is a great thing you can contribute to your country. >> reporter: it surprised some students. a few said she hit a cord. >> i think the government's role is to protect us and i think it is our role to tell the government how we need to
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be protected. >> i would like to look into it and see how i could apply it. >> reporter: he believes many students will respond to the challenge of trying to outthink hackers and terrorists. >> is it possible to perform 9/11 behind a computer. >> reporter: san jose state and the department of homeland security will have a cyber camp here in august. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. police are offering a $5,000 reword for information leading to the arrest of a man who kidnapped and kidnapped and sexual assaulted a woman today. she was walking from home, the man pulled up and forced her into his car. the man drove to another area and sexually assaulted her in his car. anyone with information about the salt is urged to call
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police -- sexual assault is urged to call police. 11 agents have been accused of hiring prostitutes. >> reporter: what is said to have happened is proving to be an embarrassing distraction for the white house. by the time president obama arrived, these were the morning headlines. the chairman said he and other chiefs are embarrassed by reports that 11 secret service members hired prostitutes. 5 military personnel may also be in trouble. >> nobody is talking about what went on other than this incident. >> reporter: california congressman says while the agents' behavior doesn't break the law, they could have
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compromised security. >> particularly making yourself exsupposed to black -- exposed to blackmail. >> reporter: a full investigation is underway. u.s. defense secretary leon panetta says the secret service is held to the highest standard of behavior. >> if violations are determined to have been the case they will be held accountable and that is as it should be. >> no one suggest that the president's life was in danger. the agents were not part of his protection detail and were removed before he arrived. the man at the center of a party for federal workers in las vegas took the fifth today at a hearing in wasteful spending. they tossed a get together for employees that cost million dollars. it was at a resort and included
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entertainment and door prizes. >> i decline to answer based upon my fifth fifth amendment. >> i apologize. i regret this. >> some are trying to figure out if it is possible to make the workers repay the government for the party. police say a man shot and killed his wife yesterday outside her attorney's office and then killed himself. at first officers weren't sure the victims were -- the two were victims of a murder- suicide. but kevin conover shot and killed kimberly conover before killing himself. >> this morning grief counselors are coming into meet with the kids and their parents together this morning to help
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the kids. >> they had two-year-old twins, kimberly conover also had two teenage daughters from a previous marriage. republican presidential hopeful mitt romney announced today he has begun the process of searching searching for a vice president candts. he talked to reporters and attended a boston red sox game. he chose beth miers to lead the running mates. the process has been in secrecy. california prison officials announced a deal aimed at stopping inmates from making illegal cell phone calls. they signed a contract to block cell phone signals. they will provide the blocking for free in return for running a authorized cell phone network
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in the prison. secretary of state hillary clinton like you have never seen her before. she knows how to partae, how the state department -- party, how the state department is reacting.
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breaking news right now involving a double killing. it happened in oakland. the california highway patrol closed the mcarthur boulevard off ramp because of a deadly shooting incident. witnesses say it appears one person's body is on the off ramp, another body is still in a car. we have a crew on the way to the scene and we will have more details ahead and we have news chopper 2 and as soon as we get pictures and more information we will bring it to you. the federal communications commission fined google for empeding its investigation. google collected personal information without permission. and they would not provide names or e-mails for the
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investigation. google denies the accusation. dreamworks is joining well mart's service to convert dvds to an online library. the service begins today at walmart stores. a just released study suggests young girls living in stressed homes are more likely to become obese. boys did not appear to gain too much weight in similar circumstances circumstances and scientists aren't sure why girls reacted differently than boys. the number of people getting chin implants sky rocketed. 71% rise in the procedure. 20,000 people had the surgery
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last year. a spokesperson says the chin and jaw are the first areas to show signs of aging and people may not like what they see. the only homeless shelter in san jose for families opened today, how the facility is going to make a huge impact for struggling families. >> spring like weather pattern this week, i will let you know how warm it will get and when the clouds will clear out of here.
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. the only shelter for homeless families in san jose had its grand owning today. it will have a huge effect on parents and their children. ktvu's janine de la vega reports. >> you can see it is spacious. there is the beds here. a homeless family will move in, 35 rooms like this make up the new shelter. the building is a major upgrade from the old facility. >> amazing. >> play area. a library and a classroom to get tutoring help. it also has a daycare center. >> we want the parents to come in and work on resumes and do job searches. >> reporter: leaders and donors toured the computer lab in this facility.
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>> people need feel safe and respected and feel encouraged and that is what happens here. >> reporter: families can get a sense of community but there are tranquil sitting areas for peace. families are allowed to stay for 90 days. she used to stay at the old shelter. >> i am happy to hear it. because, you know, they have so many great services. >> we are working with the families to make sure they are successful once they leave here. >> reporter: whether it is a hallway or a room full of books, they hope this helps leads families in the right direction. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. more people are turning to trains and buses to get another but many transit agencies are scrambling to keep running. the number of transit trips over 12 months will set a
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record this month or next. however, they are facing an $80 billion maintenance back log. that could end up forces vehicles to remain in maintenance yards. muni is helping increase ridership. they are set to vote on a plan that would let anyone under 18 ride for free. backers say it will create a new generation of riders but critics want to limit the rides to low income youth. they say it will cost less than letting everyone under 18 ride for free. goldminers sueing the state, vacuums that suck up rocks from river bed to search
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out gold. the suit filed argues barg suction takes away from the value of their mining claims. it seeks $12 million in damages. managers will be able to deliver 60% of the water requested from users today. the department said the increase has been made possible by a wet march and higher than marge reservoir storage. march precipitation was at 228% of normal. pg&e will study earthquake fault lines near the nuclear power plant on the central coast. the goal is to help them estimate the location and magnitude of potential earthquakes. there is concern that the reactors could melt down if they are not able to with stand an earthquake along one or more of the four fault lines.
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nasa says a u.s. company is set to launch the first private rock to resupply the international space station. they have anple 30 day to -- an april 30 date. the company's ceo says it is proven technology. since the space shuttle retired there has been no way for the u.s. to fly to the space station. back to school, back to work day for a lot of people but our chief meteorologist bill martin is here, this is the weather we wanted last week. >> i know. you got hit with the rain, rained here for a lot of folks. that is not what you want this team of -- time of year. this is the perfect week. few clouds out there. the weather is nicer than last
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week. it will be a nice weather all around. 64 degrees in redwood city. when the weather stations pop up, that spinney think, that is a wind speed director. the gusts are up to 20 miles per hour in that area. when you feel the winds this time of year, 20, 25 miles per hour, that is a spring pattern. you know, the winds, the sailing, lot of the races on the bay, all summer, but spring is the best sailing months and strong winds and high clouds. dry weather after a unstable period last week, severe weather, we had a severe thunderstorm warning in the bay area on thursday night. tornadoes in the central valley, couple of them, crazy weather. snow at low elevations. today 60s and 70s.
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tomorrow about the same. not a big change. the extended forecast, works its way up, the days are getting longer, the forecast for tomorrow, as the rain showers go north, a few lingering clouds. as you look at the model, monday 10:00 tonight, it clears out and tomorrow you get into the morning hours, fog long the coast and then more clouds. you get the picture. tomorrow, look for highs in the upper 60s, low 70s. five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view is what you expect, a lot of rain when you were gone and last week, it is good. rain got up to 60% of rainfall in santa rosa. not as devastating as it was. >> this weather this week is
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what we would have liked last week. pippa middleton is making headlines. the center of kate middleton created a furor in france over the weekend. she was in a car with three young men when one of the men pulled out what looked like a pistol and pointed it at a photographer. brandishing any type of weapon is illegal in france. hillary clinton made headlines for her partying in columbia. she was dancing at a nightclub. today a reporter asked about the reports. >> i am confirm she had a good time and was just enjoying some of the night life with colleagues. there is no -- nothing to it. >> just to be clear. this was no wild, all night
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party. hillary clinton left it club after 30 minutes. they say it is bad and it could get worse, the treatment american veterans are not getting and why things are not looking good for the future. i should be arrested for crimes against potted plant-kind. [ clang ] my house is where plants came to die. ♪ but, it turns out all i was missing was miracle-gro potting mix. it's got what a plant needs. even plant food that feeds them for up to 6 months.
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more information on breaking news. a crime scene that shut down an
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off ramp. these are the first pictures thanks to news chopper 2. one vehicle with a door open. this is happening as they closed the off ramp near mills college because of a shooting. witnesses are telling ktvu, tupeers -- it appears one person's body is on a ramp and another body in a car. news chopper 2 is giving us our first look. we will have more information on ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00. veteran's advocates are accusing lawmakers of dragging their feet when it comes to helping america's wounded warriors. >> important to honor their commitment by committing to them. >> today a committee of the house veteran affairs heard
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from officials. the panel is considering a number of bills to aid veterans. they range from safer shelters to improved access to healthcare. >> it is necessary to show the troops you have their backs and they will be taken care of. >> the veteran affairs has been underfire for a back log of processing claims. and the problem could get worse. automatic budget cuts next year could hurt the programs. the conditions that toppled a sailing team's boat made for a treacherous rescue operation. coming up, we will talk to rescuers about the risks they took. and three arrests linked to burglaries, the push police are making to end this crime trend all together.
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complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00. >> good evening. i am. i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> someone in a car has been
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shot. news chopper 2, these are live pictures over the scene. police tell us one person has been shot near the location. what we understand, this is on 580 near mills college. you can see there -- okay. i am being told it is calaveras and -- okay. well, this is -- police tell us one person has been shot and a crash where the car slammed into the telephone pole. madison bumgarner is -- mcarthur boulevard is closed. we are working to find out what happened, how many people have been shot and the extent of the


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