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up the feelings that many zoo supporters had at the time of the incident that the tiger was provoked but the victims attorney said that information remains nonsense. christmas day 2007, a tiger escaped from her cage at the zoo and killed a 17-year-old and then attacked and injured his friends. three years later documents obtained by the associate press quote an investigator as saying the tie bertha was likely provoked. >> it vindicates the zoo . >> reporter: the zoo spokesman said it wasn't the cage but the actions of the three visitors he claims led to the escape. there. were claw marks deep in to the cement that the investigators could see and that was a sign of howen raged they made this poor animal. >> a tiger is an animal. who knows why they do what they
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do. >> reporter: michael is the attorney for the young man killed by the tiger. he called the claims of taunting speculation. >> why didn't they face the fact that investigator that the wall wasn't the proper height at the time? >> reporter: the zoo faced a small fine the exhibit has since been are designed with higher walls. >> it's amazing to me that a lot of people were very quick to blame the teens that were there instead of facing up and saying you know what that tiger shouldn't have gotten out. >> reporter: the zoo settled out of court with the family for a undisclosed amount. ken pritchett. >> a body pulled today from a patterson canal matches a man
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suspected in kidnapping a 4- year-old on january 18th. rodriguez was the ex-boyfriend of the mother. the second body was found today by a water authority employee. a witness saw the two drive into the canal less than an hour after the kidnapping. 9 body of the little boy was found february 1st. today the mother had a message for rodriguez's family. >> i wanted to let his mom know that i feel her pain because i know what it's like to loose a son. >> a positive identification of the body is still pending. an autopsy is scheduled for tuesday. >> the man wanted for questioning after a deadly police shooting in vallejo is now in jail. we first reported the search for reginald jackson last night. officers say they located him at a home in north vallejo. according to the jail he is facing an aassault charge, authorities say he was a
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passenger in the car whose driver led officers on a chase. police shot the driver after they say he points a gun at them. his identity hasn't been released. >> at annie gyp an johan key shop a day after the former egyptian president left an elderly man said egypt is like a newborn baby that needs protecting but the question remains who will do that. >> reporter: celebrations continue across egypt. >> trying to seek a full -- to develop and it'll be better. >> reporter: massive protests finally ended the president's near 30 year rule. he reportedly left hours before his resigning was announced. a coalition of opposition leaders are calling for the main protest to end and there is signs that people are slowly
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leaving the square. the muslim brotherhood said it would not participate in any transitional government. >> we don't have any ruling desires. we won't put forward a candidate. >> reporter: the military is promising to hand overpower to an an, elected civilian government. they want the current government to continue operating until a new one is formed. they also say egypt will abide by its treaty with israel. the prime minister said it's a corner stone to peace and stability. president obama said it'll provide any support to egypt as they transition. >> egyptian americans here in the bay area reacted with joy to the end of the era but there
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is also worry about their future. john got reaction at a rally in san francisc >> reporter: across from city hall egyptians continued celebrating. >> i have a friend of mine pinch me that i -- that it happened, did he really leave, did we succeed to get him out after 30 years. >> reporter: indeed they did. the crowd with amnesty international are looking to the future. >> the day as head must bring a new focus toward achieving human rights protections for all. >> reporter: it wasn't all celebration . the group also honored the 300 people killed in egypt's demonstrations. >> reporter: but it was mostly joy. >> this is a considerablely smaller crowd than in past demonstrations but maybe they
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are all overwhelmed by what happened. last saturday there were several thousand demonstrators, today about 100. >> we saw that we are trying -- we are trying to do some change. we have -- everybody celebrated yesterday. we just like -- we are just celebrating. >> reporter: the celebration isn't just about changing leaders. demonstrators say it's about transforming a society. >> corruption in education, in economy, and that's gone. now we start a new era. >> reporter: a new era of hope. in satisfy. >> we have more on the situation in egypt on the website. click on the egypt tab for special section. >> the topping of the government triggered protests in algeria and yemen as demonstrators called for change
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in their own government. thousands defied an official ban and called for the ouster of the ruler. the officers tried to break up the crowds. public demonstrations have been banned there since 1992 when a state of emergency was first put in place. and in yemen anti government protesters took to the street there is to celebrate the resigning of egypt's president and to call for the resigning of their president. troops beat some of the protesters. the president has been in power for three decades. they are considered important in the war on terrorism as it faces an international and internal threat from al-qaeda. >> a man is in jail tonight accused of killing his girlfriend. the police lieutenant said he confessed to killing the 26- year-old. officers initially arrested him
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last night for a parole violation. the lieutenant said they are still working to establish a motive. a cause of death hasn't been released. they were called to the house friday afternoon where they found the body in a bedroom. >> san francisco police are investigating a homicide after a man was found dead last night inside his apartment. police were called to the apartment near bush and jones streets to do a welfare collect and found the body of the 65- year-old man. they say there were signs of trauma. they have declined to release more details including the man's identity. the search continues tonight for a southern california man after his wife's suspicious death. thursday an employee found the body of the 47-year-old colleen waterman at a room in a hotel. the couple's suv was later spotted abandoned in san mateo but there was in sign of the
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451-year-old billy waterman. . >> march general manager facing a fragile future. she is still in charge but a majority of the board of directors tried to get rid of her. during thursday's closed door meeting a majority of them voted to request her to resign. however the board later took that back because it may have violated california's open meeting law because it wasn't on the agenda. oakland city and school leaders held a town hall meeting to help plot the course of the public schools. several dozen people showed up to learn about the district's five-year strategic plan. parents and students were encouraged to share their thoughts and vision for oakland schools. officials say the goal is to make schools more like community centers. >> we really want the schools to become more than nine to three school buildings but places where the community comes and participates both in
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helping the schools and for other activities. >> today's event is the second in a series of conferences dedicated to that strategic plan. the model calls for every school to offer more than just education including a range of social and human services. >> pg&e revealed it's close to completing work on its top 100 improvement projects. the company sent a letter to state regulators yesterday saying it has completed work on 69% of its pipeline segments identitied as needing improvement. the utility also said that construction designs are already underway on another 20% of those projects. the puc asked for an update on projects from 2007 to 2009. >> a valentine's day dinner for women we who romances were tragically cut short. the changes face of the war widow. >> who is the early choice for
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the republican nomination for president? 2012? the results of a conservative pole. >> thousands of dollars spent every year removing grafitti in san francisco so why was it being allowed today? the news continues in 90 seconds.
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meaning to so the motto of always faithful. the if en-year-old was given a ten day leave from his deployment to see his dying mother one last time. his mom is at a hospice with breast cancer. she has been given two to five- days to live. >> i said i'm here and she was -- she started crying. she has always been there. when i seen her and felt likely needed to be her strength new. >> he said every second felt like a minute and every minute felt like an hour. is he on his first tour. salary information for nearly 6,000 san jose employees is now available online in a move to make local government more transparent. the salary in the database are from last year and give residents a chance to see how
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taxpayer dollars are spent. san jose has about 5900 full time employees and 19 city departments. to look at the numbers go to our website and click on the link. >> the man dubbed the godfather of the tea party came out on top at the political action conference in washington. more than 10,000 attended the three day conference which many see others the opening bell for the republican presidential nominating contest. for the second year in a row texas congressman ron paul was the winner of the straw pole. he said the united states spend spends to much money outside the country and pointed to the president of egypt as the example. >> how much do we invest in that dictator? $70billion we invested in egypt. and guess what? the -- the government is falling apart and the people are angry with the government and with us for propping him up for all those years.
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>> in the poll he got 30% of the vote followed by mitt romney with 23%, gary johnson and chris christie each got 6%. newt gringrich won 5%. minnesota representative machine bookman and mitch daniels each had 4%. sarah palin got 3% and mike huckabee got 2%. >> the president will present his 3.5 trillon budget on wednesday saying will force government to live with in its means. >> it freezes yearly domestic spending for the next five- years even on programs i care deeply about which will reduce the defend fit by more than $400 billion over the next decade. >> the president said he is
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also proposing a freeze on federal government employee salaries. at the same tie he will push for programs designed to build up key areas including internet broad band and clean energy. a new company means higher garage bills for some and dirty streets. turns out the new pick up days now coincide with street sweeping. that means operators have to now drive the street sweep ear round the trash bins preventing them from cleaning the streets properly. redwood city officials say they are working on the problem with the new company and hope to have a solution by this summer. if a time of falling budgets one san francisco city program is still going strong. 's show you how a community clean up project more than a decade old relies on residents to help clean house. >> reporter: this man is plastering spray paint onto a
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public building in broad daylight. he said its grafitti and art. >> in the public that everybody see it and you know not be in a museum. >> reporter: he goes by his artist name and is painting one of three murals this weekend as part of a city project. the city's street smarts program pays him for his work, local businesses donate the supplies. >> i'm eyeing to make it look like a dragon kind of busting in and out of the wall. >> reporter: he has roots in this area. >> my grandfather owned a restaurant down the street. my other grandparent own a building to. >> reporter: its part of an effort to make the area beautiful and to clean them up. it's a program through san francisco's department of public works. >> we bring them to every single one of our districts every month. >> reporter: this weekend's
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clean up in china town coincide was chinese new year. more than 500 lent a hand. >> they point out the priorities, the most traveled on every day. >> reporter: the people who live nearby help determine which spots need the overhall, some sprucing up or a new look all together. in san francisco, ktvu channel 2news. >> a group of war widows touring san francisco. it may bring up images of older women today's are young like so many of the troops killed in iraq and afghanistan. deborah is live. >> reporter: they had dinner here off union square, some strangers until this weekend but part of a tight sister hood. it's hard to laugh, hard to smile when you know that you your 20 something year old
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husband can't do it. >> reporter: the youngest is 20, the oldest 41. women sharing favorite valentine's day story. >> i always knew you were going to be my wife. >> reporter: when talk of their husbands killed in war brings tears that's okay too. >> this will always be the most important moment in their life that changed everything. >> reporter: a widow at 21 she started the american widow project needing a wait out of her own misery. >> i wanted to just be surrounded by other widows and create an environment. >> reporter: and she made a documentary to share so others wouldn't feel isolated. after the funeral as life resumes widows may feel numb and lost. these outings pull them together to relax and renew. >> the feeling normal, i feel like an out cast everywhere else. >> it was important to find
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other people that knewy still wanted to wear my wedding ring. >> reporter: roadside bombs killed all three of their husbands years apart. the lives they expected to have now gone. with new friends a way to find a different future. >> we are -- we were married two and a half years, not the marriage i hoped for. i really do want to hold that close to my heart and i feel likely will forever be married to him. >> reporter: san francisco was good to them with fine dining and cab excursions, tomorrow sight seeing and monday back to their homes better for having come. reporting live. >> like other parts of the economy napa growers had a down year in 2010. the state's grape crop reports shows revenues dropped by $33 million to 449 million.
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that's about 8% from 2009. last year a harvest weighed more than 138,000-tons which is a drop of 3%. the crop accounted for 40% which is the most of the various varieties . inside a business and rushed to the hospital the next. the search for the two people who started a scene ofa chaos. >> a car on fire after a crash. how the driver came away with minor injuries and who he can thank. >> our warm weather pattern will soon end when -- the temperatures cool off quite a few degrees for tomorrow. when the first rain clouds moves into the bay area forecast.
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. oakland police are searching boar two suspects after a high speed chase ended in a crash that injured two people. it happened at about 3:30 this afternoon at mcarthur and richie street. the car slammed to another car,
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a gray buick. that car hit a business injuring someone inside. that person and the driver of the buick were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. the two suspects fled the scene. a berkeley police officer is recovering from injuries after a crash. police say the officer was driving northbound on sacramento street near fairview at about 2:00 a.m. when a car pulled in front of her patrol car. the officer and the two occupants in the other vehicle why taken to the hospital. there is no word if the driver will be cited. >> in news of the world in afghanistan the taliban is claiming responsibility for a deadly and complex attack on the police head quarter. we will show you one explosion caught on tape. first you see the windows break and then you hear the blast. the death toll stands at 19 with the majority of those
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killed police officers. the attackers used several car bombs and rocket propelled grenades. one of them hit a school wounding nine students. in nigeria11 people died in a stampede at a rally. the stampede started when policeman fired in to the air to try to disperse crowds at the gates of the large stadium. the rally was for the president. an investigation is underway. an aid to the president said it was a saddened to what had been a great day. and in mexico at least six people died when armed men opened fire on a crowded nightclub. investigators say one of the attackers threw a grenade to the entrance of the bar. at least 34,000 have died in the drug war since the president started cracking down on the cartels five-years ago. >> more than two dozen people are recovering tonight afterra taxi plowed in to a crowded sidewalk in san diego.
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witnesses reported a scene of chaos outside the nightclub where that taxi struck 25 people. it happened at about two this morning. police say one woman's leg was cut off. bouncers had to rescue the driver when the crowd then attacked him. the taxi was traveling at about 15 miles an hour. police say it appears to have been an accident. a florida man has a brave and quick thinking sheriff's deputy to thank for savoring him. early this morning the 63-year- old crashed into a power pole on the side of a road. his car then caught on fire. that didn't stop the deputy from putting himself in harm's way. despite the power line dangling above that car the deputy used his baton to break windows until he was close enough to reach the driver and pull him to safety. >> once i busted open the run roof i got a lot of smoke. i started inhaling it. fortunately i was able to pull him out and get away from there.
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>> the driver ended up with only minor injuries, he refused a trip to the hospital. the deputy wasn't hurt and was back on the job in less than 24 hours. >> oscar grant's uncle hits the streets. the message he tried to give today to the community's younger members. >> and just how does valentine's day compare to other holidays? a major company says where it ranks and the packages it expects to handle.
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. it made headlines in the bay areaa and across the country the killing of oscar grant. now his uncle is hitting the streets trying to pull young people into a different direction.
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mike reports. >> reporter: this is east oakland. >> everything is basically dealing sensation, dealing -- >> reporter: it's one of the most violent districts in the area. >> where we show them how to get the records cleaned . >> reporter: he is the uncle to the late oscar grant and today he looked to connect with the youth. >> to empower themselves to move on in life. >> reporter: the grant foundation kicked off what's called a day of emporerment. inside the youth development center he organized services teens may tend not to seek out like job training programs and signing up for college tours. >> we have to get to the heart and soul of the issue with in the community by going through this process. there is a beginning of a elm powerment with in themselves that opportunity opportunities will @includeztitle to open up. >> prison will make me or
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break me and it broke me. >> reporter: javier came to help. he said he spent time in prison and once out the foundation gave him direction. >> now i can live my life as an adult and be successful in line and be like -- knowing when my kids grow up i can say hey, that's not the life you want to live. >> two things, role models and direction. >> reporter: they are the key to success for the youth and on this saturday direction is what they received. in oakland. ktvu channel 2news. >> across the country and state girl scout cookie season is getting underway. in san francisco today girl scouts were looking through tens of thousands of cookie boxes to send to troops. last year they sold 3.6 million boxes of cookies. andrea was the top seller in
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northern california selling more than 3600 boxes of cookies. >> i take my form everywhere, i -- aunts, uncles, friends, my coaches, everybody and then we set up booths outside on the street. >> reporter: they say they are more than just good, they help girls do great things such as take part in girl scout camp and community service projects. ? a sign of the time there is is now a free app that lets you find the closest place to order cookies. senate holiday of love means extra work for local fedex employees. this was the scene, boxes and boxes of chocolate covered berries being prepared for delivery. officials say in addition to chocolate flowers as always are very popular this year. valentine's is the second busiest day of the year for the shipping company. >> this is the second busiest during the year. then mother's day is after that but christmas is the bus
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busiest obviously. >> they expect to ship 60 to 70,000 packages locally through monday. >> despite splurging on the holiday itself appears americans are still in a gift giving mood. higher levels of spending this year for value valentine's day. the average person will spend $116 on valentine's day. that is up by 11% from last year. total spending will reach almost a $16 billion nationwide. valentine's day weddings at some clerk's offices should be more hectic than usual. marriage equality usa is urging same sex couples could are marriage licenses. rallies planned in san francisco, san jose and marte once they are denied. clerks prohibited from issuing them while federal courts decide on legality of
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proposition eight. >> elizabethtayloyy remains in the hospital. a spokeswoman for her said she didn't know how long taylor would have to stay at the hospital. this week an interview published said she offered this advice, follow your passion, follow your heart and the things you need will come. it appears lindsey lohan won't be giving her opinion on the x factor. a spokeswoman said show producer haven't talked to her despite online speculation she was asked to join others a judge. she was arraigned this week an a charge she stole a 2,500- dollar necklace from a jeweler. the x factor which was created by former american idol judge simon cowell is set to premiere in the fall. >> today was a great day for
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whale watchers. a pod of orcas was seen swimming in the gulf this afternoon about ten miles outside the golden gate. as we first said early their week a pod was seen swimming about ten miles farther out on wednesday. a captain said he is almost certain the ones he saw today were the same ones on wednesday. must have recognized one of them. he said they were seen a few days ago near monterey. he thinks they are headed back north where they are usually found. >> a raider running back -- has run into trouble off the field. the reason for his arrest. >> and here we go. rain is on the way. mark will tell us which day we can expect it to get here.
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. another beautiful day across the bay area. very been say that quite a bit but changes for tomorrow in the rabe rain clouds will make a come back. right now on the maps, we have rain showers way up to the north around crescent city, up toward southern oregon but for the most part across the bay area we have clear skies but cold numbers. you can see the 40s in the north bay. santa rosa 43 degrees, on track to reach lower 30s overnight. the projected low, first thing tomorrow morning. around the 30-degree mark. san francisco 44, san jose in the upper 30s, 39 degrees. weather story is this, mostly clear skies, it's cold out there tomorrow. clouds and sun with the partly cloudy skies, that will about the overall theme and we will
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start the cooling trend tomorrow. next week rain returns and temperatures continue to drop off. into the sunday we will have more of the on shore breeze and we will trim down the temperatures probably about three to six degrees from today's highs. tomorrow is the last dry day. scattered clouds out there, likely said partly cloudy, here we go if the changes, first in a series of storms approaching the bay area. more clouds, temperatures dipping down into the lower 50s by midweek and rain will be making a come back. in fact here say look at the significant clay for monday, showers developing, mostly on the light side, not a big deal. tuesday rain, mainly especially for the afternoon and evening. temperatures will continue to cool off for wednesday and thursday, showers, pretty low snow levels, here is the cloud forecast model. we could have patchy fog, especially coast side as we put this into motion in the afternoon we will increase some of the midand upper level clouds and they will continue to be on the increase by this time tomorrow night.
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here is a forecast for tomorrow. 7:00, mid-30s to mid40s, patchy coastal fog. partly cloudy skies, 53 to 58 and by 3:00 sun cloud mix. no more 70s, warmest locations in the upper 60s. santa rosa 64 degrees, san francisco right around 60 and san jose topping out mid60s, 65 and here is the look ahead. multiple rain clouds showing up. a big drop off in the temperatures, monday, tuesday, wednesday and thursday, only approaching lower 30s and actually that's not that cold but the lower 30s but showers likely into monday. more cold showers beyond that. dig up the ski jackets, want to bundle up. >> welcome back winter. >> all right. a running back with ties to the raiders spent the morning in
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jail in indiana. officers arrested michael busch in jeffersonville on a drunk driving charge. the 26-year-old spent last year with the raiders but is due to be a free agent this year. he was reportedly release from jail this afternoon. he set career highs in yards, carries and touchdowns. >> next a run down in college basketball. . and a fun day at pebble beach with lots of laughs as their were birdies, also woods puts himself in position for his first win of the season. sports wrap is up next.
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. good evening. welcome to this saturday night edition of sport wrap. the chamber of commerce weather continued at pebble beach president the folks who come to see will get a chance to see the stars for one day longer than usual. >> it's official. we are in the hunt. >> you silly rabbit in the hunt. may not be a strong enough description when it comes to murray. check out his t shot. the result a tap in birdie. he mange makes the cut. oscar from the fringe on that same 5th hole. this one a little further than the putt but it goes for birdie. he won't be playing tomorrow though. matt is picking up where he left off in october. birdie at 13. he and his partner just five back. another amateur wh


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