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>> reporter:also tonight at eight: the homeless need your help after an encampment goes up in flames. new at eight: >> reporter:a bay area teenager is killed in an awful accident.tonight: her friends speak out about their gutwrenching loss. >> reporter:also: >> reporter:authorities say this texas man could be responsible for the target security breach. we'll show you how they tracked him down. and -- after last night -- you had tough questions for us about shampoo and cancer. tonight: we're back with more details on this shampoo scare. this is a full hour of your choice for primetime news. (male announcer): this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> pam: a recent kron4 investigation into a maggot problem. at a san francisco whole foods. led us to further dig into health violations at other grocery stores. >> pam: kron-4 reviewed inspection reports from the s-f public health department. on all major grocery store chains. what we found was particularly troubling. kron 4's dan kerman has tonight's story. that you will only see on kron4.
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>> reporter:a routine health department inspection of this safeway in san francisco's diamond heights has uncovered several high risk violations >>-richard lee/s.f. dept of public health: high risk violations are violations that are more likely to cause a food born illness >> reporter:as customers shopped on april 22nd an inspector observed several shocking revelations among them. contaminated or adulterated food >> one of the employees dropped those food labels and then picked it up and put it on top of the food directly, the meat directly, which is not good >> reporter:and this happened in front of an inspector that same inspector also observed employees with unclean hands or improperly using gloves >> all the employees should know that basic hand washing they should be doing. >> reporter:inspectors also found unclean or improper sanitizing of food surfaces and utensilsand she found hot and cold food being kept at unsafe temperatures >> we saw temperatures of
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between 41 and 135 which are unsafe temperatures for food to be held at >> reporter:once the inection was completed, the store scored a 66 out of a possible 100 points the health department doesn't know if the problem is caused by poor management or poor employee training but this is not the first time the diamond heights safeway has been hit with high risk violations, in fact a review of inspections in prior years shows similar violations. >> i would have concerns about this place, lets say i had a choice of going to this safeway or another safeway i would go to the other ones, but i don't think it's unsafe >> reporter:that's because the health department says the violations are being corrected or mitigated though that work is not yet completed. health department will now review inspection reports from the previous years for this safety to see if there
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is a pattern of behavior. if there is, they plan to have safeway in for a conversation. in san francisco, dan kerman kron 4 news. >> we reached out to safeway and they issued this statement: >> pam: quote - "the concerns raised at the diamond heights store, centered on two areas: proper equipment operating temperature, and employees following our policies and procedures. both areas were addressed immediately by our food safety and store operations teams. >> pam: we found an equipment malfunction, which has been repaired. warm holding and cold display cases have been recalibrated and repaired. to appropriate operating temperatures. any products in question were immediately removed and discarded." >> pam: safeway also says, "we are providing additional training to all store employees who work in food preparation. and we will continue to provide ongoing training as well. " >> reporter: we post-it the full health inspection report here at the bottom you can read that and also
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related coverage of the series of exclusive stories daddy and kermit has done issues with the magnets at a bay area whole food store. >> pam: in berkeley -- an investigation is underway. into what caused a fire near a freeway . up to 100 recycling bins burned near the university avenue off-ramp from highway -80. as kron4's j-r stone reports -- a man was rescued from flames >> reporter:if you were stuck in an extended amount of traffic on i-80 this afternoon it's likely due to a fire in berkeley. >> reporter:black smoke could be seen for miles. kron 4's j.r. stone is in what happened >> reporter: no foul play was involved in this case.
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>> reporter: the fire started mid afternoon. black smoke could be seen in the air something that caused major backups and i-880. this is a homeless can't and it appeared to start in the cooking area. >> we're runaround try to make sure we were not on fire. >> reporter: lee lost his new wheelchair he is happy to be alive. >> pam: a community in
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rohnert park. mourning the death of 17=year=old ashley carlson. she died in a crash last night -- when police say, the car she was in. swerved off the road and slammed into a tree. two other people in the car -- were taken to a hospital. >> pam: kron 4's jeff bush is live in rohnert park. where her classmates are holding a candlelight vigil in her honor. jeff??? >> reporter: one of those people that friends say never met a stranger and her friends really liked her. >> reporter: having a candlelight vigil to remember their dear good friend. >> she had a laugh to make anyone laugh. the slough of funding warm and welcoming. just made everyone laugh around her. there is a week and look the first person to give you a shoulder when
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needed and have shoulder to cry on one for it very comforting as we always fun always making jokes. always nice and there for everyone. >> pam: the family of a man killed after he entered the wrong apartment in san francisco is calling for charges against the shooter. >> pam: police released the suspect from custody, as investigators continue to collect evidence on whether the shooter had acted in self- defense. >> pam: however, kron 4's charles clifford reports -- the victim's family disagrees with that premise. >> reporter: in here with family members and friends to urge the supervisors for justice >> reporter: 26 year-old staffing grew long made a plea asking that charges be
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brought against step that alleged killer. stefhan >> reporter: according to police stephan returned to his apartment early saturday morning he made a mistake trying to reach tried to enter the london unit was shot and killed in a restaurant for release when the district attorney belt to file charges >> we cannot get our brother back but he deserves justice. >> pam: a busy public hospital in the east bay. is slated to close its doors. last night, voters rejected a parcel tax which was meant to keep the doors open at 'doctors hospital' in san pablo. >> pam: among other things.
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it has one of only a handful of emergency rooms in the area. >> pam: kron 4's haaziq madyun reports on the last ditch effort. to avoid the shutdown. >> how many lives will have to be lost. ? >> we need to save this hospital. >> reporter: they're a big huge void in health care in this area based on the volume of medical services provided medical >> was the 80 percent of the ambulance transport around here we expect except two-thirds of the critical care that comes to this county. we take on the amount of trauma or fly them out to the trauma center. >> reporter: >> will go from 40 to 60 march as the big room this
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is the doctors) which is not a good situation barrett >> reporter: >> lesson was tough for another health-care institution will like to cover $80 million a year which is the current law there really is no hope for the hospital. >> asking the county to do as much as they can to help us out think he was open. >> i am not sure how many people would have to die for someone to do something about this. >> reporter: >> reporter: >> pam: fire investigators say, welding work likely caused a massive construction fire in san francisco's mission bay neighborhood. >> pam: investigators released a report. calling the march 11-th fire, accidental. and roof may have been the cause. >> pam: one of the welding projects was being performed over bare plywood on the roof of that building. that's where it appears the fire
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started. >> pam: investigators listed welding near the plywood and steel grinding. as two possible causes of embers. that started the fire. the mission bay fire estimated n dollars in property damage. >> reporter:an arrest made in the massive target security breach. usa today is reporting that texas police have arrested this man -- believed to be linked to the huge target data hack. he's identified as gwo shing chen. >> reporter:a 40-year-old who might be involved, authorities say, in stealing customer records from the retail giant. >> reporter:police say he was arrested last december after allegedly using fake credit cards >> reporter:at target stores in texas. he's been in custody. the huge credit card hack forced millions of customers to get new debit and credit cards issued. target's interim c-e-o john mulligan says guests can shop with confidence at target. he replaced c-e-o gregg steinhafel -- who resigned earlier this week. .
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>> pam: ahead at eight. claims of police brutality. the alleged victim shares the moments after a traffic stop. turns violent. >> pam: plus -- a bed bug infestation in the bay area. >> pam: how police are now taking action to make sure the pests are removed. and it could mean life or death for one local 7-year- old boy. his search for the perfect match. >> jacqueline: >> jacqueline: we do have showers in the forecast coming we do have showers in the everywhere i look, i see a country ready to move forward... >> jacqueline: wand a congress standing in the forecast cominway. their budgets are late; jobs bills are stalled... and special interests run rampant. as an economics teacher at stanford, i know education means good jobs. so here's my plan: i'd start teaching computer coding in public schools right away. open doors for women in science and technology. and prepare young people for middle class manufacturing jobs. i'm ro khanna and i approve this message, because change starts with us.
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>> pam: new at 8. >> pam: a 7-year-old boy and his family.are desperate for a bone marrow match. baylor fredrickson from albany. is diagnosed with leukemia. and needs to find a bone marrow match. in order to stay alive. tonight kron 4's alecia reid reports. the family is hopeful. >> reporter: since to relapse is so close to the time that he went into
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remission he needs a bone marrow transplant. >> is plenty on a very small braids strong face but i believe that times he feels the anxiety of the situation. >> reporter: family first option was to check to see if his sister was a match. but she does not. >> is only a 25 percent chance the she would have been a match and we were hoping for the best. >> reporter: right now he does not have bay active keyman system and now he is to stay in the hospital until his levels increase. >> he miss most is the field of grass and fresh air which are simple basic things that we take for granted. he is
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an especially that of the hospital so does my have a whole lot of room to move around and he is away from his friends. >> reporter: elise to read kron 4 news >> pam: just visit our web site to see where you can visit the bone marrow registry. >> reporter:13-year-old singer -- willow smith is stirring up controversy after 20-year-old actor -- moises arias -- posted a picture of the two lying in bed together on his tumbler page. >> reporter:the picture shows smith lying on a bed fully clothed. next to the 20-year-old -- who is sitting shirtless >> reporter:right next to her. the two stars are known to be friends. the picture doesn't show them touching. but a lot of people have been saying the
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photo is inappropriate. many of you weighed in on our facebook page. >>jennifer says -- if it were my daughter, there would be no way i would allow my 13 year old daughter to hang out with a 20 year old adult male. where are will and jada and what makes them feel this is ok? >>devon says -- i don't see what the issue is. they're two friends hanging out. where's the controversy?? you can join the conversation by visiting kron4-dot-com and our facebook page. >> jacqueline: the winds are die down where seemed calmer conditions and temperatures are a little bit cooler. 70's or in the belly spirit this is our view from december to bridge the visibility does look good at this hour as the low clouds are moving in and a storm approaches to the north. a little warmer in the north bank. as we move into the overnight hours to stay pretty mild because of the
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cloud coverage. a wider view picture emerging into storms. another went to the north coming together at the coast. light showers out there tomorrow first increase in clouds. we're going to time that out on futurecast we have a big warning trent i will show you how hot it will get and how it will impact your mother's day. best sound is with victim. >> pam: started to be tam he woke up from the beating
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with a broken nose nerve damage and problems with his eye. he found up that he was a sock he was charged with assaulting the officers and now his family are suing the police. still to come. i was hit and hit some so many times. i do not remember >> pam: >> pam: still ahead tonight cancer concerns with chemical spot in your shampoo. gabe slate tech report states tim stay tuned for gabe slate
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>> pam: nick tonight at 8 the future in car technology kron4 high-tech reporter dave slate got a sneak peek of a first of this kind and automobiles. >> reporter: gabe slate tech report >> reporter: this is the first time under this c e s
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that this car has been out in public so i had a chance to see it in public and learn more about it. >> to see on the roof makes about 300 w of power. it is the first of its kind vehicle that enables the battery to provide power to the power train with solar energy. it has been inspiring people have dreamed about what is possible we have seen a point where it sees viable to put it on a eight car other that the roof of your house. s make it work does make it do something. there is some engineering that has been done on it. we are working towards that to make sure one day you will
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see if ford vehicle was stolen on top of it. olar solar panels ontop.
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>> pam: the u-s stepping in. after a terror group kidnaps hundreds of school girls in nigeria. plus -- don't let the bed bugs bite. how police are
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now trying to tackle a growing >> pam: and -- next -- >> pam: health dangers in your shampoo. but wait before you throw out that bottle. kron 4 clears up the chemical confusion. next >> jacqueline: clause and when approaching the bay area all to you on the rain will grow through coming
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>> pam: tonight at 8:30. >> pam: cancer concerns in your shampoo. last night we told you about a chemical found in some popular shampoo.known as cocamide d-e-a. >> pam: but another chemical found in many shampoo products. that sounds cocamide causing lots of confusion. people have been flooding out facebook page.asking what the difference is.and what the dangers are. rates to investigate. >> reporter: >> pam: bedbugs have become such a big problem in certain parts of concord. that the police department is now stepping in. >> pam: concord's vice mayor says after being approached by tenants' groups complaining about living in bed-bug infested homes. >> pam: they came up with a pilot program whch makes the pest a public nuisance. >> pam: and gave the police department the job of responding to complaints. if landlords fail act on complaints.they face fines
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starting at $100 and capping at $500 per citation until the bugs are gone. >> pam: since the pilot program police say several landlords have hired a pest control companies to help erradicate the pests. >> pam: police also say they've only sent out one notificiation letter, and so far they haven't had to fine anyone >> pam: tree trimmers-birds killed oakland kills birds >> pam: oakland, calif. - federal and state wildlife officials are investigating a tree-trimming operation in oakland that witnesses say sent baby birds into a wood chipper. >> pam: the san francisco chronicle reports that horrified onlookers called police on saturday, as crews ground up black-crowned night heron bird chicks that were nesting in trees being trimmed in the downtown area. >> pam: police stopped the work. state and federal officials are now investigating because the nest destruction may have violated the u.s. migratory bird treaty act. >> pam: the work was being done by a company called campos tree service at the request of postal officials were concerned about birds joe campos, a supervisor with campos, said the crew was new and didn't know the baby birds were in there. >> reporter:-president obama will be heading to the bay area. and he's going to walmart! this is video of his last visit. in november. the president kicks off his trip tomorrow by traveling
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to san jose for two democratic party fundraisers. >> reporter:he'll spend the night there. >> reporter:friday morning. the president is taking a trip to walmart in mountain view to talk energy efficiency. >> reporter:the exact talking points of his speech are being kept under wraps. but the store has set a goal of being powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources. >> pam: first lady michelle obama is joining the worldwide calls to return the nearly 300 kidnapped nigerian school girls. >> pam: the first lady posted this picture on twitter and she says its time to bring back our girls. the u-s is sending technical experts to nigeria to help find the girls. state department officials say u-s personnel will be arriving on the ground in the next few days. >>.as cooperative as possible" >> reporter: >> pam: the girls were abducted from their school more than three weeks ago by an islamic extremist group. this man claiming to be the group's leader appeared in a video announcing plans to sell his victims.
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>> pam: coming up. >> pam: nintendo facing backlash after it's major decision on same-sex relationships in an upcoming life simulation game. plus -- a two bay area brothers on big mission. how they drop the news. in video going viral. >> reporter: people behaving badly coming up next! >> jacqueline: is pretty mild up their cause will be [doorbell rings] hey. hey. what's this? it's u-verse live tv.
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(male announcer): now, here's stanley roberts who found some people behaving badly. >> reporter:i finally figured out whats going on, i truly believe that people are reading this no turn on red sign as. go turn on red. i cant think of any other excuse >> reporter:a viewer who has only been in the bay for five months reached out to me via facebook because he was upset at drivers ignoring the no turn on red signs i'm in sunnyvale at the lawrence expressway exit at southbound highway 101 at the end of that off-ramp are two no turn on red signs and three signal lights complete with red- amber and green arrows >> reporter:the red arrow means you are not permitted to turn until you get a green arrow you know the standard state issued regulatory signs >> reporter:the one you agreed to obey when you signed off on your drivers license, wiich by the way is a contract with the state that you will follow all traffic laws >> reporter:to make a long story short there are a lot of drivers that are in breech of the contract because they are completely ignoring the red light sometimes in tandem
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>> reporter:often you will have the i ain't stopping for nobody red light runners >> reporter:those scare me the most, >> reporter:then you have the inch out drivers, you know they inch out looing for a chance to jump into traffic never once noticing all the signs that they should stay put >> reporter:my all time favorite are the ones who sit there long enough to notice all the signs but then for what ever reason just can't wait for the light to change >> reporter:this intersection has pedestrian traffic bicycle traffic and sits at the bottom of blind hill which might explain why the no turn on red signs are there personally i think that that all signs should be made to look like smart phones then everyone will see them since that seem like the only thing that gets some drivers attention >> reporter:remember its no turn on red not go turn on red in sunnyvale, stanley roberts kron 4 news >> pam: scientists are sayin there's no sign of radiation on the west coast from the 20-11 japanese nuclear disaster.
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>> pam: the effort is led by c-s-u long beach, lawrence berkeley national laboratory.and u-c berkeley. >> pam: scientists collected and analyzed samples collected in february and march. . from as far north as alaska and as far south as baja, california. they analyzed kelp because it absorbs different materials like sponges. >> pam: in 20-11, a magnitude nine earthquake rocked japan.radiation from the fukushima nuclear plant leaked into the pacific ocean. researchers plan to repeat this experiment two more times this year. . >> jacqueline: you could see it here on greater picture even return of the radar off shore. we do have two systems will well to the north and the other at the coastal waters. bringing us a little bit of fine out
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there to marron. in fact, we will see a few returns at the end o'clock hour it will still be dry. you see here by noon showers up and down the coast line. bangs will be more isolated by three. and just a couple lingering showers near the coast line very small. only about a hundredth of an inch or sell inmost thoughts. or so, in most parts >> jacqueline: not as a ticket look at the extent forecast you will see a mild conditions for the next couple of days but as we get into the weekend slightly
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warmer temperatures and it will get hot current sworn into the 80s and 90s and even triple digits by wednesday. >> reporter:two brothers in gilroy have been preparing for their biggest mission yet. dubbed the baby guards -- the boys cruise around and make sure everything is okay. >> reporter:their parents wanted to share news of another baby on the way in this youtube video. that's making its way around the bay area. >> reporter:the weaver boys are on their biggest mission yet: "babyguards"! . >> reporter:mark jackson took to sports talk radio today to talk about his firing as the warriors head coach. >> reporter: the boys will
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be expected your arrival of their babies since certain september. >> pam: former warriors coach talk about his recent firing as the warriors' head coach. gary with all the sports next! sports next! er town sports next! to find the best deals. that's why they have lots of ways to save. real big club card deals, the safeway app and gas rewards. for mother's day weekend two pounds of driscoll's strawberries are just $3.99 moms love tulips. they're just $5.99 a bunch. and brew up starbucks for only $6.99. there's more savings to love... at safeway. ingredients for life.
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(male announcer): now, the orchard supply sports report with gary radnich. >> gary:good evevning! >> and come ultrapure unfortunate thing is that i go into the office with it owner and general manager just us 3 a while in the office is to get out that i am about to be fired that is how you conduct business? >>
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>> gary: that is what really sneaky there it he is in the office with the honor and from ledger is someone else all in the office is tweeting his fate. >> gary: octet the stories of what this guy is underperforming curvet rendezvous with his fiancee ? pacers beat the wizards. call it a base hit one nothing oakland which is game 2 what a great major league start for this kid.
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game 1 of a doubleheader at the colesium top 4th >> gary:kyle seager drives one deep to center. coco crisp makes a great leaping catch against the wall but is injured hitting the wall take another look crisp had to leave the game with a strained neck no word on his availability for the next game friday night >> gary:top 7th/ 3-3 tie >> gary:brandon moss drives one deep to center john jaso comes around to score and mo triple 4-3 a's >> gary:bottom 8th/ 4-3 a's >> gary: bass hit and road and win for the mariners
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ruled a win >> gary:robinson cano singles off luke gregorson michael saunders scores 4-4 tie >> gary:bottom 10th >> gary:justin smoak his high chopper is too tough for daric barton to handle saunders scores ruled an rbi single 5-4 mariners >> gary:final: 6-4 mariners >> gary:dan straily: 6 ip, 3 hits, 3 giants/pirates >> gary:pitching coach dave righetti talking to tim lincecum it didn't help >> gary:bottom 2nd >> gary:travis snider 2-run single off lincecum 4-1 pirates top 5th/ 4-1 pirates >> gary:brandon belt who homered in the 1st doubles to deep right pablo sandoval and hunter pence score belt is thrown out at 3rd trying to stretch it into a triple 4-3 pirates
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>> gary:top 9th/ 4-3 pirates >> gary:brandon crawford bloops one to center andrew mccutcheon last year's league mvp makes a nice diving catc h to rob crawford final: 4-3 pirates >> gary:giants drop 2 of 3 in pittsburgh they play the dodgers tomorrow to begin a 4-game series in l-a >> gary: new york city turned out for the kid. some say the raiders can take him. sun said it will not he will not be all around that long. >> gary: job are you big enough to be a pro? >> play with a lot of heart. >> gary: the accident on the field and back it up at the bay play quarterback was
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seattle 40 million guaranteed richard sherman got pay. paid >> gary: there will be no humor >> pam: while we do not like you like that gary we want you to deal to be you (laughter)
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>> pam: in this my kron 4 story. >> pam: a viewer told us about some important work. local veterans are doing, to help their disabled brothers and sisters in arms. >> pam: these golden retrievers are dogs are being trained as service dogs at the veterans
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hospital in menlo park. >> pam: they know more than 90 commands. the dogs are used in combination with traditional therapies, >> pam: trainer john tyson is an iraq war vet whose interaction with the dogs is helping him battle post traumatic stress disorder. they choose golden retrievers because of their retrieving instinct, social skills and soft mouths. if they can fetch an avacado without leaving bite marks, the're ready to graduate. >> my therapy with the docks or reach mean deeper that might connection with the doctors and is nothing against the doctors is just that i have great therapy with the docks. dogs. >> pam: we checked into this story after a viewer told us about it. and we'd love to hear from you as well. if you have a tip or a story idea. tell us about it! you can submit your idea on our website. kron four dot com. 4 story" tab.
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>> pam: and the red panda is native to asia and to see him at the new exhibit that opened to the public on saturday. >> pam: los angeles - nintendo isn't allowing gamers to play as gay in an upcoming life simulator game. the gaming company said tuesday it wouldn't bow to pressure to allow players to woo characters of the same sex in english editions of "tomodachi life." this follows a social media >> reporter: campaign launched by fans last month seeking virtual equality for the game's characters. >> reporter:the fans had urged nintendo co. to add same-sex relationship options to the english hand- held nintendo 3ds game ahead
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of its june 6 release. the game was originally released in japan last year and features a cast of avatars based on real players living and playing on a virtual island. several past life games like "the sims" and "the elder scrolls" have allowed players to create characters that can have same-sex relationships. >> reporter: players will have been able to create characters that have same- sex relationships but that is redwood city and not japan where nintendo is based. so the philosophical side deals may be slightly different. >> pam: these things are certainly different nowadays. before we leaving tonight unless checked back with jack on the weather.
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>> pam: will be back at and at for over 60,000 california foster children,
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it's a challenge to replace clothes that are too small or worn out. i grew 3 inches last year. i don't need anything fancy. i never had much to begin with. when i look nice on the outside, i feel better on the inside. to help, sleep train is collecting new clothes for kids big and small. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help make a foster child's day a little brighter. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.
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(male announcer) in new york city's war on crime, the worst criminal offenders are pursued by the detectives of the major case squad. these are their stories. rarrrgh! oh, sweetie. careful. mama has to finish her work tonight. damn it, it's already gone to collection. honey, can you take him? i have to get these pieces ready. come on, come here. you bought new boots? he grew out of the other ones. you know, whatever you think i'm made of, vanessa, i'm not!


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