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>>local news station. >>is so if you would say that the neighbors lives matter more they briana taylor's life in this country at the time that we are going through so much racial tension. it's just one black night after the next and it has to stop and it just seems like it's increased our lives matter and today they told us that they did not as they have always told us in this country. >>a heartbreaking day for the family members of brianna taylor after a kentucky grand jury brought no charges against little police officers directly for her death. thank you for joining us tonight at 6 i'm ken wayne and i pale more that decision touched off protests just minutes after the announcement was made and
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tonight police there are confirming 2 police officers have been shot as the protests grow at this hour. we must say it's not clear if those shootings are connected to the protests, nonetheless 2 officers have been shot and a curfew is taking effect in louisville right now no word on the condition of those officers that kentucky governor has authorized a limited deployment of the national guard there. >>louisville police have wednesday evening's gathering tonight's gathering unlawful assembly. >>and ordered people to disperse as of now a large group is still out tonight news nations nichole berlie is in louisville with late breaking developments following the kentucky attorney general's announcement. >>after 6 months of investigating an announcement from kentucky's attorney general on the briana taylor's death investigation, a grand jury voted to return an indictment. >>against detective hankinson for 3 counts of wanton endangerment former police officer brett hankinson
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indicted by a grand jury after the attorney general said he fired 10 bullets some of which went into an apartment adjacent to briana taylor's. >>the attorney general saying 2 other officers jonathan mattingly, and myles cosgrove both fired shots that march night, including what he called the fatal shot that killed 26 year-old taylor, they're not being indicted our investigation found that mattingly in cars grove. we are justified in the use of force just a few hours after the announcement we talked to some protesters in downtown louisville where people have been gathering for months has not right. it's not right out of the houses would be arrested we didn't get justice today, honestly was not surprised i think that all what we saw today. >>it is historic of how black folks have been treated in our nation and ben crump attorney for taylor's family writing on twitter quote if brett hankinson behavior constituted wanton endangerment to people in neighboring apartments. then it should also be considered wanton endangerment
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a briana in fact it should have been ruled wanton murder attorney general cameron saying the investigation took months with interviews as recent as last friday, the case then presented on monday. so news nation asked how long the grand jury deliberated how long did they deliver a today begin on monday or to begin tuesday. and that was of this week correct. i will that they started. >>early monday. in some time. before and so they heard everything they needed to hear the attorney general says it's unlikely there will be any additional charges related to the shooting and adds that he understands that some people in the community may be hurting criminal law is not meant. >>to respond to every sorrow and grief. and that is that is true here. my heart breaks. for. >>the loss of miss taylor. >>one in danger of it is a
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felony that carries a punishment of up to 5 years in prison and a possible $10,000 fine now i can tell you the governor has authorized a limited deployment of the national guard and the mayor has imposed a curfew. >>which begins at 09:00pm out here that's eastern time it called berlie news nation reporting in louisville, kentucky. >>we should add that a federal investigation continues in that case reaction here in the bay area as well a well-known civil rights attorney believes prosecutors miss an opportunity to hold officers accountable, but entered turney who represents police officers in misconduct cases sees it differently kron four's dan kerman live in the city with that part of the story dan. that's right we talked to 2 attorneys today, one of them files charges against police for misconduct, the other defends those police officers. >>the decision not to file any charges against the louisville police officers in the killing
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of brianna taylor. >>is a missed opportunity so says bay area criminal defense attorney john burris all 3 of them could have been charged. >>when they are bought and mass slaughter even in mohnton mass start for says despite being fired on first by taylor's boyfriend, the officers who fired back killing taylor were not justified and should have been charged with manslaughter. >>how could it be that they could find somebody shot recklessly seems to make reckless late and miss late into the building. therefore that's why get into the whole question of recklessness they get you into a mass case that easily could have been done. >>i think the decision was these officers were there they were firing in defense of their own life send out and they were firing until the threat subsided bay area attorney michael rains who defends police officers says decision makers were simply following the evidence and refused to be caught up in the backlash against police officers. >>we are seeing a police
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officers charged now. >>and an alarming pace for things that you know may not otherwise justify the filing of charges and it's because of the. hysteria of these times it's because of the criticism of police doing their job is very disappointing. but first says the decision to not charge officers in taylor's killing. >>suggest once again police can get a pass for committing outrageous behavior. >>this an outrageous set of facts what young woman who was essentially minding her own business leader how lightly in a good light. at home. winds up dead. and there's no accountability for it. the da just ignores the death question here and not even see the whole any of those actors accountable. >>2 attorneys 2 different opinions much more discussion likely to come live in san francisco. dan kerman kron 4 news. thank you, here's a list
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of planned protests. we know about right now we know there is a planned march in san francisco. that's starting at 7 o'clock tonight at the mission district police station. also a 7 o'clock there's a justice for breonna taylor protest at lake merritt in oakland. and in san jose there's a quote revenge for brianna taylor protest at city hall that one started about an hour ago at 5 o'clock. >>our coverage continues throughout the night tonight and kron 4 dot com there you can watch the kentucky attorney general's full announcement, a timeline of the brianna taylor case as well as reaction to today's decision it is all at kron 4 dot com other news tonight after being hit hard by coronavirus health officials say there's been a dramatic improvement in many neighborhoods on the east side of san jose, some of that progress may be the result of an ongoing outreach effort to help residents and businesses keep the virus at bay kron four's rob fladeboe has the story. >>about 2 dozen teams like this one are now engaged in
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spreading the word about how to stop the spread of the coronavirus they are part of santa clara county's community health and business engagement team. the idea is to inform and encourage essential workers and residents about best practices to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the coronavirus all >>what he's with the higher side like that protocol letting the public know that they are following the team's visited more than 3,000 businesses already met with 1400 essential workers in the san jose which has been disproportionately hit by covid-19 is the kind of personal engagement that helps get accurate information out to the community says public health officer doctor sara cody. >>and we know that members of this community have had to make it extraordinarily difficult tradeoffs between their health their work and how they will support and nourish their family it turns out most businesses are willing and eager partners the outreach teams have
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information about financial aid and other resources as well. >>alum rock show rancho grande, a boot and clothing shop is having trouble keeping the doors open because of the pandemic says manager gigi sold in long i think it's a good program because i will have to pay the people in so they can be safety and indicated about the fire is so one spreads will spots and everybody can go back to her. >>normal. the because it wouldn't take care of ourselves. spreading. >>in san jose rob fladeboe kron 4 news. we feel great we're so excited. >>so far at least 6 schools have been given approval by the san francisco, public health department to reopen to students. several more are being inspected this week kron four's maureen kelly talked to staff at one school making last minute preparations to reopen and another which already officially welcome students today. >>redbridge school in the city's dogpatch neighborhood had their official first day
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of school today for their kindergartners first and second graders, the small 14 students school had already been running a camp here since september 1st so they were well prepared with changes like social distancing signage and improvements to their ventilation system. the head of the school says it's great to be able to have her students together i feel really happy to be able to work with the students in person because you have 5, 6, 7, year-old. >>and at that distance learning is really not as productive as in person learning and the kids. graves this. interpersonal interaction face shields have been laid on every desk here at convent and stuart hall. >>as part of the changes they've made to get ready to welcome their k through second grade students here tomorrow. the schools chief advancement officer says they were notified by the city after 10:00pm last night that their safety plan was approved which means many parents are just finding out today and they're
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happy to hear it so far everyone is just thank you so much thank you for for doing this. thank you for pushing this forward we are so excited, you know. >>is it okay if i pretend like my 5th year old you know 5th grader is a second grader and sent him back tomorrow morning. they expect to bring in 2 additional grade levels every 2 weeks which would mean 7th and 8th graders will be showing up to their classrooms in about a month and a half the school goes to 12th grade but high school students are still in limbo since the city's health department is holding off on letting any high schoolers back just yet students here at convent stuart hall will be expected to be tested regularly for covid-19 how frequently. >>depends on their age is k through 6th graders will need to be tested every 4 to 6 weeks while high schoolers when they are allowed back will be expected to be tested as frequently as the staff. >>every one to 2 weeks. maureen kelly kron 4 news. >>coming up governor, newsome
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puts the brakes on gas powered vehicles in california, why and when he wants to stop sales of those vehicles and what will replace them plus family friend supreme court justices and thousands of mourners all gathering at the high court today to pay their respects to justice ruth bader ginsburg firefighters in the we haven't even reached peak fire season, yet they're now asking for the public's help to try to keep everyone safe from wildfires and fire danger going to be running high this weekend, we've got a heat wave coming our way to talk about that coming up next and we want to show you a live picture from louisville, kentucky where police say 2 officers have been shot protesters continue to gather a curfew is now in effect and you can see the nationa this election,
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>>some good news from cal fire the czu lightning complex fires are now fully contain the fires started back on august 16th and burned almost 87,000 acres in san mateo and santa cruz counties one person died. another was injured. 925 homes were destroyed. their verbal weather conditions. the past couple of weeks has led to a break in the fire season in contra costa county but com forcefully to got reports the fire protection district says that is about to change. >>at the moment, the country costa county fire protection district as for cruz which amounts to 16 firefighters providing mutual aid to other departments outside of the
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county. but most of the 380 front-line staffers are on standby for the next big fight and are well staffed and i would or firefighter the morale is good karma there working overall cal fire says since the beginning of the year more than a 1000 wildfires have burned more than 3.6 million acres of land in the state. >>among them the scu lightning complex fires which started last month and has torched nearly 400,000 acres in parts of 3 east bay counties, including contra costa notwithstanding dry lightning strikes of virtually every fire that we fight every grass and station the fighting the county made by human or so are all preventable. so far this year the fire protection district has responded to 1131 grass and vegetation fires compared to 756 fires during the same period last year a
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50% jump. district spokesperson steve hill says the height of the season is expected next month and this year he says the season likely will not end until december when the rains arrive, we can't do it alone we need every has a few things that we need from of property we need other still time to get out there and do their weed and the clearing of defensible space around their is critically important and could be the difference between your home standing or burning down. >>in contra costa county fleet and all kron 4 news. >>let's take a live look outside on this wednesday evening looking out along san francisco's embarcadero clear blue skies and not much breeze little breeze but not much right chief meteorologist lawrence karnow here with 4 zone forecast or yeah guys we're talking about the first weekend of fall in very hot in fact temperatures going to be soaring we're back in the
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triple digits. i think maybe even a lot of part of the weekend is going to be really whether kicking in this weekend to go along with that we're expecting some strong offshore winds. those lows very dry north northeasterly winds so fire danger going to be running high think into early next week starting this weekend and the likely going to see some of those gusts maybe 30 maybe 50 miles per hour across some of the mountain peaks above about a 1000 feet or so that's where we'll see the strongest winds are certainly and watch out so a fire weather watch is in place right now likely to turn into a warning this weekend expecting 30 to 40 mile an hour gusts over the oakland hills possibly over the diablo even strong over mount diablo then as you make your way to county that dry north northeasterly wind blowing 25 to 40 miles per hour. maybe the strongest winds though in the north bay above a 1000 feet, 35 maybe 50 mile an hour gust, starting on saturday through monday that's when we expect those strong offshore winds but that may continue into about tuesday. we'll show you why we've got a cold front that is making its way in the
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pacific northwest that is great news. they're getting lots of rain up there to help with their fire situation. now the downside as we get on the backside of that system high pressure starts to build in that's when we start to talk about some of those offshore winds. showers likely to make their way into far northern california, nothing quite making its way here on the overnight tonight, we'll see some increasing clouds and some drizzle right now it is a beautiful evening in half moon bay, pretty typical of fall weather around the bay area. looking good out there as well as we look from our sutro camera you see some patchy fog just beginning to make its way through the golden gate bridge more on the way overnight tonight, but temperatures 76 degrees in san jose to 77 livermore 73 degrees right now in san mateo -ou've got a sunny 74 in oakland 80 degrees still in conquer 77 in the napa valley and 73 degrees right now in san we'll lot going to feel inside the bay likely going to see some drizzle along the coastline tomorrow. not a bad day you see a mixture of sunshine and clouds but get ready this weekend we're back to the heat. thank you lawrence, another big story we're
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following this evening. the kind of cars that we can buy in california is about to change in a few years today governor gavin newsom announced a new initiative is part of the state's efforts to try to reduce carbon emissions. >>kron 4 sanaz tahernia reports. >>california is phasing out sales of gas powered cars and will outlaw those sales by the year 2035 a move that governor gavin newsom says would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35%. >>of all the simultaneous crises that we face as a state and i would argue as a nation. for that matter. from a global perspective, none is more impactful none is more forceful. then the issue of the climate crisis. >>newsom says his plan would not ban people from owning gas powered cars or selling them on the used car market, california already has rules mandating a percentage of new car sales must be electric or 0 emissions this new rule would make california the
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first in the country to phase out sales of gas powered cars new regulations will have to be developed taylor to this move toward a 100% 0 a mission. the order also pushes state agencies to create charging stations across the states in a timely manner while also eliminating new fracking licenses requiring the automobile industry to implement a complete overhaul. >>the trends are in the direction globally and 0 emission vehicles. if you are an american manufacturer how can you compete globally unless you're in that business unless you're pushing the boundaries of innovation unless you're encouraging that same mindset that we are trying to advance here in the state of california, according to a report by the california air resources board a 41% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the states in 2017. >>came from transportation so move like this is huge in the states fight against climate change. good policy. celebrating technology and
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accelerating innovation. >>innovation that california game. we do it better than any buddy. >>else roughly a dozen states follow california's lead on stricter auto emissions standards. if those states follow suit on 0 emission vehicles. it could have a huge impact on the u.s. auto industry tahernia reporting kron 4 news. >>the california state university system has appointed joseph castro to serve as the 8th chancellor of the system castro who served as president of presidency university since 2013. it's the first california native and first mexican american to be appointed to oversee the 23 campus university system. castro 60's to the p y 2 is retiring after leaving the system since late 2012. castro has ties to the bay area to receive his bachelor's in political science and a masters in public policy from u c berkeley and a phd in higher education policy in leadership from stanford university.
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>>coming up tonight at 6.45 as covid-19 cases increase health experts suggest that loved ones give extra attention to those who suffer from alzheimer's we'll explain ahead. >>up next 3 more bay area counties move forward with reopening is how this huge
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>>24 hour fitness opened its stores in san mateo today gyms
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are only allowed to 10% indoor capacity limit. members must download the app to check in touch free and masks are required for everyone. we talked to one gym goer this morning about reopening inside during covid. >>re one seems to be wiping down their to see more conscientious of personal space to us to feel a kind of like walking around you if you're in the same space i just think people have more awareness to be cleanly to be sanitary. >>other places back in business in san mateo county include indoor restaurants, places of worship in museums, they all have to to be at 25% capacity. we have more details on reopenings around the bay area on our website kron 4 dot com. still ahead we continue to honor hispanic heritage month by celebrating a tradition that goes back centuries now affected by the pandemic plus why lawmakers say they're concerned about cutting corners in the race for a coronavirus vaccine. >>i warning key at the supreme
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court were hundreds of people are lined up to pay their respects.
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>>we continue our breaking news coverage tonight as protesters take to the streets of louisville, kentucky. this after a former police officer was indicted only on first-degree wanton endangerment charges for his actions on the night that brianna taylor was killed by police in her apartment building the


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