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too often..sot: the most important part for this is that we want encourage anybody that if they see something suspicious to report it immediatelyrosemerry blankswade a deputy with the sheriff's office says most of the reports they're getting are home burglaries. at least 44 have happened over the past 3 months..blankswade says many of these burglars are waiting until you leave your home and stealing items that are easy to sell.sot: we do see a lot of electronics being taken in these residential burglaries.. these thefts have been spread out across the county but deputies say they have been more prevalent in the areas of millbrae woodside and portola valley..blankswade says they would love to catch these criminals in the act but there are ways you can protect yourself..sot: installing security cameras, having alarms, having dogs is also an additional security feature.. also actually locking your doors and keeping valuables out of sight can help too. keeping in mind, many of these burglaries happen when people are not at home. the san mateo county sheriff's office says they offer a service to check on your home if you're going away. reporting in millbrae dan thorn kron4 news. news. thorn kron4 millbrae dan
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reporting in millbrae dan thorn kron4 news. (grant) this just in... police in vacaville are on the scene of a stabbing and a structure fire in the 12- ndred block of alderwood way... not far from whre davis street and alamo drive meet. it's unclear what may have led up to the what may have led up to the incidents. police have not revealed specific info about the fire and the stabbing... including whteher they're connected. we'll keep you posted. (vicki) another big story tonight... the future of gas and electricity is up in the air for millions of p-g-&-e customers. the utility company announced it's filing for bankruptcy-- all but predicting they will be held liable for the deadly and destructive wildfires in northern california. the bankruptcy filing is expected to help p-g-&-e better face the many wildfire lawsuits
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that have been filed. but now-- people want to know what is going to happen to their bills. kron 4's dan kerman explains how this could also affect wildfire victims. facing billions of dollars in liability for its role in california wildfires, pacific gas and electric has announced its intention to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy. but the utility says the 16 million californians it serves over 70 thousand-square miles need not worry about the lights going out...they also say fire victims neededn't worry because "we remain committed to helping them through the recovery and rebuilding process."sot mike danko attorney for california fire victims :25the only thing pge wants to do is keep its money out of hands of its victims thats where all of its planning goesattorney mike danko represents more than a thousand victims of california wildfires . he says if the company does declare chapter 11, fire victims are the ones taht get paid lastsotthe problem is in general the wildfire victims are declare unsecured cretors and thats the lowerst level of creditors in a bankruptcy proceedinglast time the utility declared
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bankruptcy ratepayers bared the brunt of it.sot mindy spatt/t.u.r.n. 1:02what would pge would like to have happen is to have another bailout where we customers would pay all that liability thats not fair and i think everyone knows that the consumer group turns say it will fight to make sure that doesnt happen this timestandup dan kerman 1:18as things stand now pge is set to declare bankryuptcy on january 29 .. dan kerman kron 4 news. (grant) the bankruptcy filing could affect settlements with the victims of fires found to be caused by p-g&e. those claims could total tens of billions of dollars. p-g&e's troubled decade began with a deadly pipeline accident. natseptember of 2010: an underground gas pipeline explodes in san bruno.the huge
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fireball kills eight people ... destroys 38 homes and damages more than 100 others. pg&e pays out more than three billion dollars in fines and legal settlements.nat2015 ... the butte fire kills two people and burns nearly a thousand homes.a judge blames the fire on pg&e's failure to properly trim trees around its power lines.the utility ends up paying 25 million dollars to calaveras county.nat2017 ... the wine country wildfires destroy thousands of homes and kill 44 people.calfire blames all but one of them on pg&e. pg&e is the target of more than 200 tells shareholders pg&e's liability will be at least two and a half billion dollars ... late last year governor brown signed a bill allowing pg&e to pass along some of the cost to its customers ... but only for the 2017 fires.natlast november's camp fire killed 86 people, destroyed 18=thousand structures and wiped out most of the town of paradise. victims have sued pg&e,
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accusing the company of improper maintenance of its equipment.calfire and the public utilities commission are also all, the company's liability could stretch into the tens of billions of dollars. (vicki)lawmakers have not only been monitoring the pg&e situation but they've been in talks with the governor about what could come next.(grant) kron 4's j.r. stone continues our team coverage tonight and joins us live in the newsroom. j.r., governor gavin newsom spoke today. what did he have to say? (j.r.) well he basically reassured customers that this will not affect their electricity or gas. he talked for around 20 minutes this afternoon but didn't take a side only saying that they have been and are preparing for this so they can take the next step. california governor gavin newsom addressing reporters in sacramento monday vowing that
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their power will not be affected by pg&e's plan to file for chapter 11 bankrupcy. we are not in a position where we are worried about the lights being turned out and we're not worried about gas or access to gas in fact pg&e paid a month in advance on their gas purchases.a law put into place last year allowed the c-p-u-c to let pg&e issue bonds to pay off it's 2017 fire liabilities. bonds that ratepayers paid for. but that doesn't address the 2018 fires and many believe that an identical law would equate to a bail out.sot i hope they're not doing what they did last year coming to the legislature last year and said bankruptcy or bail us out. that's what they did last year and got a bail out.sot what we would like to see from governor newsom is to start out saying no more bailouts. that's simply the wrong way to go the legislature did that last year and it obviously didn't help anything.but as to who will end up paying this time around it's unclear. ratepayers, shareholders, and california taxpayers could all be affected.monday governor newsom did not give his thoughts as to what he believes should happen. only saying that bankrupcy and
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financial experts are helping them look at options....all of which are on the table.sot we are assessing whether or not those options include the sale of their gas operations the sale of their key assets.....oc: a willing buyer (j.r.) (j.r.) the governor also talked about pg&e not being a trusted player in the past. more on what he had to say at 10. grant, vicki now back to you. (grant) a series of storms are making their way to the bay area... as we saw breezy and cloudy conditions across the bay... here's a look at here's a look at stormtracker four showing us where the rain falling currently.(vicki) joining us now is meteorologist dave spahr.. with what we can expect for the rest of the week...
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(dave)periods of light rain and locally gusty southeast winds will continue tonight through tuesday as multiple systems pass through the region. a stronger and more organized cold front will arrive wednesday afternoon and evening with heavy rain and strong winds. showers linger on thursday with a drying trend friday and saturday before another chance of light rain on sunday.
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(vicki) the start of our work week was a pretty quiet around the bay area... but things could change pretty soon... here is what it's going ot look like tomorrow morning.... kron 4's
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charles clifford is in daly city with details on how crews are preparing for this week's wet weather... nats the san francisco puc said that crews were out and about across the city checking and clearing drains on monday morning. a single clogged storm drain can flood an entire intersection.natsacross the bay in oakland, sausal creek. . which usually rages with water during big storms. . .was quiet on monday. dog walker was out for a stroll with canon. she doesn't mind the rain but takes advantage of these breaks.sotnatsalong 80 in berkeley a very light rain fellaround 3 oclock , but it wasn't enough to cause any real problems. natsin marin county, san anselmo creek. . a notrious spot for flooding. . was well with in it's banks. natslate afternoon, rain fell along 101 through sausalito and in the marin headlands a handfull of beach goers were out enjoying the weather. (grant) stay informed on bay area weather with the kron-4 mobile app. there you will find full forecasts... interactive radar.. and get push alerts when breaking news happens in your neighborhood. it's all on the kron-4 mobile app (vicki) in the north bay...the bishop of the santa rosa diocese said he hopes
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this weekend's release of the names of almost 40 priests accused of sexual abuse brings healing to their victims. (grant) kron4's maureen kelly has reaction maureen kelly mobile app the kron-4 it's all on neighborhood. weather.enjoying the goers were out enjoying the weather. (grant) (grant) stay informed on bay area weather with the kron-4 mobile app. there you will find full forecasts... interactive radar.. and get push alerts when breaking news happens in your neighborhood. it's all on the kron-4 mobile app (vicki) in the north bay...the bishop of the santa rosa diocese said he hopes this weekend's release of the names of almost 40 priests cused of sexual abuse brings healing to their victims. (grant) kron4's maureen kelly has reaction to the revelation.
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the news conference held by bishop robert vasa started with a prayer"lead us not into temptaton"it comes two days after the santa rosa diocese released this list of 39 names of priests considered credibly accused of sexual abuse . most are either retired or dead. criminal charges have only been bought against 4 of them.... because the statute of limitations had not run, part of that is the church's fault, part of that is the nature of our society and the shame that follows young people after abusethe bishop he hopes that the revelation of these the names will show the church's seriousness in regards to the sexual abuse of children.i feel tremendous sadness and grief and shame and honestly a raging anger that these men did what they didoutside a church in downtown santa rosa one parishoner said she wished that the names of good and faithful priests were published as well. and then people would see hey not all of them are like these lowlifes other diocese have released similar lists.a representative of the suvivors network of those abused by priests...more commonly refered to as snap....says he expects the release of this list will bring other names to light. each time they release a list
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of priests, we have snap anymore find many more priests who are not on the list, so the more the diocese release the names of the more names of the more names of preschool here of course, but the attorney general of california is collecting evidence right now and people are calling in and sending in information to the attorney general even more so that liz is going to grow even moreall of the priests named on this list worked within the santa rosa diocese....but in some cases the alleged abuse happened before of after they came to work here. maureen kelly kron4 news
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(vicki) to the south bay now where san jose police announced an arrest in a homicide. this was the first homicide of 2019. today police released the mug shot of 25 year old michael ablaza, whom they say fatally stabbed his mother -- maribeth garces ablaza. it happened at the darryl drive duplex thursday night. when officers arrived to the scene they discovered the body of the mother. ablaza was booked into the county jail on suspicion of murder. he is being held without bail as the investigation continues. police released no information about a possible motive in the case. (grant) one person has died in a fire at an apartment complex in east san jose this morning. the fire was first reported around 7 a-m at the building on foxdale loop near capitol exressway. fire crews called for a second alarm because of the size of the building and reports that someone may be missing or trapped inside. once the fire was out fire crews found the body. officials did not release any information
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about the person. ten people were displaced from four apartment units. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. (vicki) the funeral for a davis police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty will be held at the end of the week. officer natalie corona, just 22 years old, was killed after responding to a traffic accident in downtown davis last thursday night. a gunman opened fire on her and took-off. he was later found dead inside a nearby home from an apparent self- inflicted gunshot wound. the funeral is scheduled for this friday at 11 a-m at the activities and recreation center at u-c davis. it will be open to the public. (grant) we are learning new details ... about the suspect who shot and killed officer natalie corona... he is 48-year-old kevin limbaugh...(vicki) tonight limbaugh's roommate is speaking out... she said she was blindsided by the shooting. reporter jessica mench has the story. ((pkg))((cheryl brecheisen- walker, roommate))"'you know i love you guys right'.and he
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shot us a kevin grin."the last words kevin limbaugh spoke to his roommate cheryl brecheisen- walkeras he left their davis home thursday evening.((cheryl brecheisen-walker, roommate)) "he came back in like 20 minutes and hethere was no sign. he wasn't sweating. he had nothing in his hair. it was like he went down and bought a pack of smokes like every other day."but he hadn't gone to the store.police say instead limbaugh walked down the street to 5th and d ambushing 22-year-old davis police officer natalie corona as she responded to a car crash.shooting and killing her. ((cheryl brecheisen-walker, roommate))"the worst thing in davis in 60 years and it comes to my house. what do i do with that? how do you heal from that? where do you go from that? when you're so stupid you didn't even know?" brecheisen-walker had lived in this home on e street for several months, with limbaugh, her husband and their adult son.she says she knew limbaugh had trouble with the law in the pastarrested in september for assaulting his co-worker at cache creek casino. he was given probation and ordered to surrender his ar-15 rifle ((cheryl brecheisen-walker, roommate))"my husband drove him to the police department to surrender the ar. i said there's no way anyone who owns this gun is living in my house."she thought that was the end of it- limbaugh had made a mistake and she hoped
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he was turning his life around. she never expected this. ((cheryl brecheisen-walker, roommate))"if i would have though their was anything wrong i would have called."now praying for officer corona's familyhoping her community can recover.((cheryl brecheisen-walker, roommate)) "this never should have happened. none of this should have happened." have happened." (grant) happening now.... the president is more adamant than ever in his push for a border wall. with the shutdown on day 24, president trump is also telling aides, he thinks he's winning the p-r war. from our partner at cnn reporter kaitlan collins explains... pres. trump"i will never, ever back down. i didn't need this fight."under siege today, president trump is lashing out
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at democrats over the longest government shutdown in u.s. history.pres. trump"the government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only, the democrats will not fund border security."the president demanding they return to the negotiating table while sticking by his own demands and offering no new incentives.pres. trump"all they have to do is say 'we want border security.' that automatically means a wall or a barrier."almost four weeks in, talks between the democrats and the white house have completely stalled.pres. trump"i don't know if we're closer to a deal."and the president is backing off his threat to use emergency powers. pres. trump"i'm not looking to call a national emergency. this is so simple you shouldn't have to."trump even balking at offers from republicans -- after senator lindsey graham pitched this sen. lindsey graham/ (r) south carolina/ sunday"i would urge him to open up the government for a short period of time, like three weeks, before he pulls the plug."the president outright rejected the suggestion today.pres. trump "i'm not interested. i want to get it solved."prompting this frustration from his own party...sen. lisa murkowski/ (r) alaska"well, then mr.
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president, when are you going to help us open the government?"the white house strategy to blame democrats -- pres. trump"the democrats don't want to do anything about it."-- isn't working.a new poll from cnn shows 55 percent of those surveyed blame trump, while only 32 percent hold democrats responsible.the government has now been partially closed for 24 days, and americans are starting to feel the strain of the shutdown, especially at the nation's airports --where the majority of t-s-a employees -- who, according to their union, average less than $40,000 a year-- aren't getting paid.christine vitel/ tsa employee"i'm a single mom. my son just graduated his first two years of college. he's going back. i'm not getting paid. i just bought a house, i'm not going to be able to pay for my mortgage." but some white house officials are brushing off those hardships, including the president's economic adviser, who told furloughed workers to think of it as a vacation kevin hassett/ white house economic adviser"a huge share of government workers were going to take vacation days, say, between christmas and new year's. and then we have a shutdown, and so they can't go to work, and so then they have the vacation, but they don't have to use their vacation days. and then they come back, and then they get their back pay. then they're - in some sense, they're better off."
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(grant) coming up... one of the women featured on the lifetime documentary series-- 'surviving r- kelly'. is speaking out tonight... find out why she is claiming r. kelly is trying to intimidate her... (vicki) plus...horrifying details in the case of jayme closs... kidnapped and held hostage for 88 days. how she managed to survive... as the suspect faced a judge for the first time.... (grant) and up next... good news for drivers-- gas prices are dropping across the bay area... find out just how much you have to pay for a gallon of gas in your area... (dave) weather tease
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(vicki) four your money tonight- san francisco based children's clothing retailer gymboree will be closing all 900 stores luding those here in the bay area.(grant) that includes other brands 'janie and jack' as well as 'crazy eight' ... as the company prepares for another bankruptcy.. the company filed for another bankruptcy in december.
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they first downsized by almost half in 20-17 when facing one billion dollars in debt. but is now giving up on all locations. the chain employs 11-thousand people. gymboree has not released any statements regarding the bankruptcy... (vicki) gas prices keep plummeting. the average price of gas has dropped 12- cents over the past three weeks. industry experts say falling crude oil costs are the main reason for the decrease. and over the last 3-and-a-half months--- gas prices have dropped 66 cents. here's a look at prices in the bay area right now. in san jose it's 3-dollars and 35-cents for a gallon of regular. it's two pennies more in oakland. and san francisco is always the most expensive-- at 3-dollars and 56-cents. in comparison-- it was nearly 30-cents more expensive in san francisco just two months ago. (grant)apparently it's harder to get fradulent charged dropped from debit cards versus credit to avoid the trouble experts list a few places to avoid using your debit card.outdoor a-t-ms
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are vulnerable to skimming machines installed over the real card use one use one inside a store instead.gas stations are also less gas stations are also less purchases may be the most dangerous place to use your debit card. bars and restaurants are also not recommended..
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tragedy occured... a car crash. leaving two girls dead, 4 rushed to the hospital... some with major injuries. the coroners office confirmed monday that 17 year leana rubin died in the traffic collison. 13 year old jaia lightner's father told kron four news his daughter was also a victim. police belive rubin was the driver - and that rain and speed could be the cause of the collision with a tree on lone tree drive late friday night. sot (vicki) in the east (vicki) sot night. sot
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sot (vicki) in the east bay--police are looking for three armed suspects involved in a home invasion. these are surveillance pictures of the suspects. it happened at 9:30 in the morning last thursday on scenic avenue. police say the suspects rang the doorbell-- and a 9-year-old answered. they then pushed the child to the ground and went inside. officers say an adult was home-- and the three suspects quickly ran off. police believe the suspects are teenagers and at least one was armed with a handgun. they are asking anyone with information to please give them a call. (grant) we are just two weeks into the new year-- and police in san jose are investigating the 2nd homicide of the year. it happened around 1:00 yesterday morning
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near park-moor avenue and race street. a man was shot, and taken to a hospital where he later died. no arrests have been made and police do not have a detailed description of the shooter. (vicki) in southern california... more than 30- thousand workers marched from city hall to los angeles unified school district headquarters, despite pouring rain. the strike comes after the teachers' union turned down the latest contract proposal by the district. the sticking points include teachers' salaries, reducing class sizes and hiring more nurses in schools. despite the strike, the district says schools will stay open and students will still get hot cafeteria meals. the district also says it's committed to continue negotiating with the union. (vicki) l-a-u-s-d is the largest public school system in california and the second largest in the united
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states. the district has over 63-thousand employees who serve nearly 700-thousand students. (grant) we are learning more about the kidnapping of jayme closs... and the killing of her parents. court documents reveal chilling details about the crimes. according to a criminal complaint -- 21- year-old jake patterson killed two strangers -- so he could kidnap their daughter. investigators say, this all happened after patterson saw closs get on a school bus. now, he faces murder, kidnapping -- and burglary charges . reporter mary moloney has more. wearing an orange jumpsuit -- jake patterson faced a judge for the first time -- since confessing to killing james and denise closs -- and kidnapping their 13-year-old daughter -- jayme.according to court documents -- patterson says he was on the way to work -- when he saw jayme get on a school bus.he didn't know her. and had never seen her before. but says he wanted to take her. patterson told police -- he drove to jayme's home twice -- intending to kidnap her.on
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october 15th -- armed with his father's gun -- patterson went back .brian wright / barron county district attorney: "he shaved his face all of his head hair and showered before leaving for the closs home, so no dna or fingerprints could be located."police say patterson -- wearing a mask -- shot and killed james closs. patterson told police -- he then saw denise hiding in the bathtub -- hugging her daughter.patterson says he taped the teen's mouth -- and restrained her hands and feet. then patterson says he killed denise closs -- and took her daughter to a cabin about 70 miles away.for 88 days -- jayme says she had to endure outbursts from patterso-- while being barricaded under a twin bed.but on january 10 -- when patterson was out of the house -- jayme was able to escapebrian wright / barron county district attorney: "jayme deserves enormous credit as a 13 year old and she has such bravery to have done what she has done."now -- jayme closs is back with her familypatterson waits for his next court date -- behind bars. brian wright / barron county district attorney: "now it's time for us to obtain justice for her and her parents."i'm mary moloney reporting. (vicki) authorities in chico
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believe the powerful opioid fentanyl is responsible for a massoverdose event that left one person dead and hospitalized 13 others. amoung those who fell ill were two chico police officers who were accidently exposed on saturday. reports say six people were discharged today and three other are in "good condition." fentanyl is an opioid often mixed with heroin or cocaine. first responders administered naloxone and performed cpr for multiple individuals on site, a task which took almost every ambulance in the city of chico.
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same time.">(vicki) a reporter working for a redding television station was attacked while covering that story. she made an announcement on twitter, saying she is determined to continue covering her community, even after that happened. (vicki) a grieving family comes face to face once again with the man accused of gunning down their brother and husband - stanislaus county sheriff's deputy dennis wallace (grant) the suspect in the 2016 shooting was in court this morning - more than a year after david machado was found mentally incapable of standing trial reporter kay recedesat down with the grieving and frustrated wallace family members... who want justice. (nats bagpipes)the night skies had been alight with blue balloons for stansilaus county sheriff's deputy dennis wallace this hughson soccer field is is now dedicated to himand his life and legacy are kept alive by his wife mercedes(nats)"he loved to eat" and brother david(nats)"dennis introduced him to me, he says, 'oh man, i love your brother.
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he arrested me but he treated me really good.'"but this week - they're reminded of the tragedy that hit their family november 2016.(mercedes wallace, dennis's wife)"it's been two years and it was like it was yesterday."monday - the wallace family faced david machado in court.(mercedes) "glanced and i had to look away because i felt like i couldn't breathe." investigators say machado gunned down deputy wallace execution style in this hughson park.(dave)"had this guy given him a chance to talk to him, dennis would have been the first guy, the first advocate for him."machado had been found mentally incompetent to stand trial in november 2017he's back in the courtroom and due to legislation signed by governor jerry brown last summer a judge may order more mental health treatment instead of criminal prosecution (dave wallace, dennis's brother) "it's hard, bitter pill to swallow that, to think that your murdered brother, the person who did this, would not face justice."(mercedes wallace, dennis's wife)"i personally think that no matter what mental state you're in, you know what you're doing."a criminal attorney fox40 spoke to says this outcome is highly unlikely because of the seriousness of the accused crimedespite what happens - wallace's family says they remind themselves of what the
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deputy would want(dave wallace, dennis's brother)"the sun will shine tomorrow, evil will not win."and how he lived every day of his life - as an inspiration to many.(mercedes) "on my down days that's what i see thinking, i can just hear him say, 'come on, get up.'" get up.'" (grant) the deputy's brother says their family has a strong faith - with that - he's forgiven machado - the depuy's wife, mercedes, says it's harder for her (vicki) machado is expected to be back in court this friday (lawrence bay area weather) (sports tease)(sports tease) and ahead in sports, the raiders don't know where they will play next year, but in the meantime, they are taking another step toward their las vegas transition. details coming up (grant) still ahead... police brutality has always been a hot - button issue in the black community... now, as we approach black history month, we look at a special
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nfl-- before kyler murray made anything official, there was still a hope he'd turn to baseball. but for him it looks like a football career is too good to pass up. the heisman trophy winner...making it official today and will be entering the nfl draft. this despite a's executives pushing hard to convince him to stick with baseball.. reports say the team met with their first-round pick this weekend,
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trying to see how they could keep him in the majors. -there's still a chance murray could change his mind and report for spring training in february, but it's highly unlikely. --some nfl scouting reports have him being selected in the 1st round, and he'd be the first athlete in history to go in the first round in two sports. meanwhile, the raiders just a little closer to vegas with a ground breaking ceremony for their new practice facility. it's is being built on 55- acres of vacant land near the henderson executive airport. these are renderings of what the facility will look like. it will feature more than 320- thousand square feet of offices and workout spaces... including three outdoor practice facilities, and one indoor football structure. members of the seeing how their vegas plans are comign to life. "we're building it. just look at it. it's gonna be one of the largest. it's gonna have every bell and whistle that we can provide fr the players. we've really done our homework. it's gonna be spectacular." "when i played for the raiders, we were in los angeles. an elementary school was our headquarters, and to look at this, and to see the video of the new raiders headquarters. look behind me, you can see all of this right here. it's unbelievable."
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plunkett>"we're getting closer and closer. we're getting more excited every day. as these construction sites are being finished, we're all looking forward to a brand new stadium, a new practice facility."(wipe) team team officials did not discuss where they will play next season, but there's a chance they may be back in oakland coming up on kron4 sports at 10, details on how the franchise may be ready to talk again about playing at the coliseum. until then, more news after the break.
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black history month celebrations in february ... we begin our special 'hidden history' series this evening: law enforcement agencies are tasked with protecting all communities. (grant) but throughout history, we have seen mistrust between certain groups and the police. a museum in washington d.c. hopes to strengthen relations ... by highlighting the history of law enforcement. washington correspondent brie jackson tells us about the significant role one man played in improving public safety and race relations. this badge these sunglassesand this name plate belonged to a pioneer in law enforcement and civil rights. lucius amerson was the first african american sheriff elected in the deep south since reconstruction.... before that a largely african
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american population in macon county was not able to vote for their sheriff.rebecca looney is director of exhibits and programs at the national law enforcement museum... she says amerson was an army veteran who became sheriff of macon county, al, in the late 1960's following the passage of the voting rights act.... she says many saw his election as a sign of progress for black americans fighting for equality and against police's a big step forward. we say law enforcement needs to reflect our communities sheriff amerson's story represents a defining moment in law enforcement police departments nationwide acknowledge that recruiting and maintaining a diverse force is still a challenge. recent headlines have focused on the black lives matter movement and the lack of trust between police and the public. craig floyd ceo of the national law enforcement memorial fund says he hopes the museum can play a part in easing those tensions.we are going to have thoughtful important conversations between the public and law right here in the national law enforcement museum.the museum hopes sharing the stories of
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sheriff lucius as well as the stories of men and women of who have lives in the line of duty...visitors better understand the vital role diversity plays communities washington, brie jackson. (grant) now to our four zone forecast... as we take this live look outside at the embarcadero... joining us now is meteorologist dave spahr... (dave)periods of light rain and locally gusty southeast winds will continue tonight through tuesday as multiple systems pass through the region. a stronger and more organized cold front will arrive wednesday afternoon and evening with heavy rain and strong winds. linger on a drying trend friday and saturday before another chance of light rain on sunday. (dave)periods of light rain and locally gusty winds will tonight through tuesday as
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multiple systems pass through stronger and more cold front will arrive afternoon and heavy rain and showers linger on a drying trend friday and saturday another chance of sunday. sunday. (grant) 4 your health tonight... getting sick during the winter isn't sunday. light rain on chance of light rain on sunday. sunday. light rain on chance of another chance of light rain
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on sunday. (grant)(grant) 4 your health tonight... getting sick during the winter isn't unheard of. and for many -- it's expected.(vicki) but if you experience symptoms like a runny nose -- sore throat -- breathing problems -- and headache you may think it's the flu. but it could be another family of viruses
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known as ááadenoviruses. in addition to flu-like symptoms -- these kinds of viruses can also cause pink eye and diarrhea in children. the viruses may also lead to pneumonia. and in some extreme and very rare cases -- death. most adenovirus most cases -- death. most adenovirus infections are mild. typically -- the viruses are spread by coughing -- sneezing -- and direct contact with an infected person. (grant) some grim findings from the national safety council. for the first time on record, the lifetime odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the u-s are now greater than the odds of dying in a car accident. the n-s-c found the lifetime odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose were opioid overdose were 1 in 96. for car accidents, the odds were one in 103. (vicki) president trump treated the clemson tigers out of his own pocket, as the team came to the white house... apparently eating at the white house doesn't always mean fine
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dining...(grant) the president said he wanted to have a little fun and personally pay for the food served to the team earlier tonight. clemson university came to celebrate the national college football title it clinched last week. the white house says much of the white house staff that's responsible for catering such receptions are furloughed because of the partial government shutdown.others are at home because of the winter weather.(grant) so burgers, (grant)
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so burgers, (grant) so burgers, pizza and salads... were pizza and salads... were on the menu... president trump became well-known for his love of fast food during the 2016 election.some of his favorites included mcdonald's and kentucky fried chicken.(vicki) white house visits have long been a tradition for championship teams and athletes, but some teams have declined the visit after president trump took office... (grant) none of the four n-c-a-a men's and women's basketball champions have visited the white house under trump, nor have the two-time nba champion golden state warriors. we'll be right back...we'll be right back...
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(vicki) a woman who filed a lawsuit against singer r. kelly says the singer tried to intimidate her....(grant) faith rodgers was one of the women featured on the lifetime documentary series-- 'surviving r- kelly'. in may 2018....rodgers filed a lawsuit against kelly accusing him of sexual battery, false imprisonment and "willfully, deliberately and maliciously" infecting her with an s-t-d.
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today the woman's attorney gloria allred shared a letter she claims kelly and his lawyers sent to her client... in the letter-- kelly appears to threaten to ruin rodgers' reputation if she continues with the lawsuit. this comes as new allegations came to light of women living in r. kelly's studio in west side chicago... the property is only supposed to be used for commerical use not residentital... city inspectors will look for violations sometime this week... the singer also risks being evicted from the studio... unless he pays about 174-of back rent and other costs by january 21. (grant) that wraps up kron 4 news at nine...(vicki) but our primetime coverage continues at the top of the hour. pam moore and ken wayne are here with kron 4 news at ten....guys? (pam) thank you grant and vicki.... next at ten... p-g-&-e is planning to file for bankruptcy ... leaving
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millions of people wondering .. among other things... what is going to happen to their gas and electricity... hear how governor gavin newsom and other lawmakers are addressing the matter.. plus... a rash of burglaries in san mateo county.. and now police are on high alert... tonight what you can do to protect your home.(pam) and a series of storms are lining up ... getting ready to roll into the bay area.... we'll show you how many local cities are preparing... (ken) don't go away...hour three of kron 4 news in primetime starts right after the break.
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(pam) dozens of burglaries have law enforcement in san mateo county on high alert .... and now, deputies are asking for the public's help tracking down the thieves ... (pam) thanks for joining us, im pam moore. (ken) and i'm ken wayne. deputies say more than 40 break-ins have happened at homes within the county over the span of a few months. kron 4's dan thorn is live in millbrae tonight with more from the sheriff's office and what you can do to protect your home. dan? a deputy with the sheriff's office says they are seeing burglaries happen way too often here in san mateo county. and they are putting out an alert so people can protect their homes from these theives.. deputies say it's happening more and more..burglaries like this one happening at someone's home in san mateo county..sot: in a 3 month span we had approximately 44 residential burglaries in san mateo county along..rosemerry blankswade a detective with the sheriff's office says these thefts have been spread out across the county but


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