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state and federal agencies investigating the cause of the august 6th fire in richmond. there they're looking at how air quality was measured. there is broad agreement that there were gaps and lags in ultra. the district says it will require industry, not tax pay dwrorz foot the bill for improvements. the board emphasized prevention is a priority going forward. the board investigation should be key in helping on that front. >> there is an opportunity to improve air monitoring. the problem is stopping the release from happening the first place. prevention so, thr doesn't happen again. >> so there is what inspections did occur, we'll take a look at what results were there from those inspecks
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and where they were taken and where the thickness measurements taken? did they have a good program? are they using industry standards? >> the chairman will meet tomorrow evening with the city of richmond and could release results then. and the investigation will be focusing in one way on why this segment of pipe was not replaced in november, 2011 with an adjacent, similar pipe warkz. >> a father accused of kidnapping his two children and taking them on a stolen sail boat appeared in court. >> he did have something tols say. >> and now, the father accused of kidnapping his two children from the south san francisco home and sailing away with them in a stolen boat appears here in san mateo county superior court no. cameras
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were allowed but this is the booking photo. he's accused of eight felony counts related to the abduction and child endange endangerment. in an unusual move he spoke out in open court. and dean johnson says it's the first investigation of a motive and defense he said words of the affect you're just putting the children back where abuse occurred. in his mind he's going to put his ex-girlfriend on trial. >> law enforcement rescued the children. the judge held him on half a million dollars bail. >> and the body of fallen chp officer kenyon youngstorm arrived in a funeral. the motorcade left the morgue in martinez, and officer
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youngstorm died after being shot during a traffic stop last tuesday. the gunman killed by nornl officer. youngstorm survived by wife and four children. >> p you want to make a contribution to the family, you can visit any wells fargo bank and ask funds go to the kenyon youngstorm's childrens benefit memorial fuchbld how must be members of gyms are dedicating work outs today to help the family. >> and former alameda county supervisor returned to a drug rehab facility after making a quick court appearance this morning facing charges for possession of methamphetamine. lockyear spoke to reporters. >> i'm extremely happy to be receiving the help i need and focusing on getting healthy and i hope to inspire many, many others to do the same.
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>> lock year will be allowed to see her child as long as her estranged shus present. >> a report finds california place faiss a dire shortage of teachers. the number of teaching credentials dropped by 40%. and the number of college students in teacher training programs decrease bid 50%. the report makes six key recommendations including providing more equitable salaries and improving performance evaluation autos happening now, more residents being told to be ready to evacuate. the fast-burning scots fire threatens homes east of yu kia. there is helpful that improving weather conditions will help. nine fires are burning across the state now. cal fire expects to have the 16 complex fire contained by
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the end of today. >> commuters riding bart on the richmond millbrae line should find getting home easier. beginning tonight four trains will be running in both directions and that will cut wait times between trains from 15 minutes to approximately half of that. the increase in service is due to rising use of bart riders in evening hours. >> there is raiders getting rtd for their home opener tonight hosting san diego chargers first game of the season. >> and raider nation is there and fampbs are excited and we'll find security tighter now. wayne freedman joins us live with more. >> how anxious are fans for the beginning of the football season. they lined up outside of the gates beginning at early this morning and the gates didn't open until 2:00 p.m. going inside at 5:00 p.m. yil thail have a surprise in store.
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>> you don't have knifes or guns? >> no. >> a fan looks as formidable as this big g, you might see most about those misfits of the raider nation, some will be in for a surprise at the first home game. medal detectors. do not take offense, raider fan autos this is every team, every stadium, every game. every guest throughout the nfl. >> chris runs the stadium and nfl ordered these measures. and deputies expected our live truck. call it a sign of the times. >> people just don't care. they just -- are disrespectful and alcohol is z the talking in this coliseum.
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>> this is north noting they're state of the art. check detect if a spern carrying med metal but where that medal is. this is bad news for anyone trying to carry i weapon. it may be a reprieve for those members of the piercing set. >> wayne, thank you. >> and a new kind of luchblg got served today in school autos a national movement still rare in the bay area. >> there is meatless monday at foothill high school. the high school cafeteria is stocked and ready for a first meatless monday. >> we're going to overall vegetarian nonmeat items in hopes to elevate the nutrition awareness to the students, giving them opportunities to have better choices and help us address the diversity of the community. >> today, students will be
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served comfort food, macaroni and cheese, whole grain past skbraz potato bars in addition to a salad bar. the goal is to integrate diverse options. and this sophomore is not a vegetarian and says these items are good for the student body. >> for vegetarians here that want more options to eat instead of just having only having a salad they can have macaroni and cheese. >> you would eat those too? >> yes. of course. >> and she's glad. >> i think it's a good idea personally. the need is full meat is full of antibiotics and hormones. at home i try to give better quality food. every day, meat snot healthy to my opinion, for kids. >> out of the thousand students, junior jacob isn't
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one of them. he's a vegetarian and says until this point there weren't many options for him. >> i looked into affects of the meat being produced and learned that for the amount of meat we produce, the amount of energy it takes us in addition to the fact that we don't, it's not good for us. >> in addition to the health and environmental benefits of the program, ritchie says it will improve his life. >> one less thing very to do on sunday night is make my lunch. >> pleasanton is the second school district to implement this program. novato was the first. >> meatless monday, tofu tuesday must be next. >> don't count on it. >> and there is warm wednesday coming our way. mainly clear skies. there is a nice, warm day today. and fog is alofsh l kol sh
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sunny skies and temperatures ranging from upper 40s to mid-50s and then noorks afternoon, sunny skies and it's warming up. mid-60s at the coast tomorrow into warmest coastal locations up to about 90 degrees into warmest inland spots just the beginning of the warming. there is more coming up in just a moment. >> we'll see you then, thank you. >> still ahead at 4:00 stopping suicides. the nationwide efforts and how facebook is part of it. >> and a new toys are us tab blet just for kids is coming up. >> and michael finney is taking your questions on twitter and facebook, will answer them here live just a little later, you can contact michael on and on twitter. >> there is another check, firefighters just arrived on
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the scene near a substation this, is near valley view drive. we'll keep you updated as crews work to knock down flames, more on the grass fire as we continue on abc 7 news at 4:00.
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a new national effort is underway and according to the government, 100 people a day kill themselves or one person every 15 minutes and eight million people have serious thoughts of suicide akofrd together u.s. surgeon general. facebook is now providing a page for people to report the names of those who are talking about suicide.
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>> there is someone who had conversation about or writings about signs and symptoms, they're writings and you can link them to this national suicide prevention lifeline. >> here is the number to call for help. and there are links for the site go to our web site abc 7 >> business news, google is hitting fashion runway. and toys are us has a new kid friendly tab blet computer. >> there is ipad and google's left of seven and now, tablets for tots. toys are us announcing it's getting into the tab blet market launching a line of tablets for children ask will
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be an droised base with a wi-fi connection and will be sold at toys are us stores. it goes on sale october 21. preorders are now available. bloomberg spoke about the new price. >> a lot of tab blets cost $500 or more, you want something with right content and makes sense. >> and more executives are leaving zynga. latest is jeff carp, chief marketing officer leaving after a little more than a year on the job. also allen linewind led the cloud efforts is reportedly leaving to become the chief technology officer, the shares are down about 70% this year and there is a weekend posted
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lowest ticket sales since after the september 11th attacks. the horror film "possession" topped the box office but first time in 2008 did not a single film topped the mark. and added together top 12 films grossed just under $52 million. and amazon changed its mind now says customers will have at built to turn off ads on the new kindel fire. however, users will have to pay 15ses today opt out of the ads appearing on the home screen. the first new kindel fires expected to ship on friday. stocks closed lower today, more worries overshadowing speculation the fed will take action to boost the economy. your bloomberg silicon valley closing lower. and google's new smart eye wear hit the fashion runway.
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there are several models showed off clothes designed and later the designer appeared wearing a wear as did the co-founder. the footage from the classes will be made into video available later this week. at bloomberg studios in san francisco, larry, your glasses under the mail, my friend. >> and thank you anyway. >> and happening now into the east bay, sky 7 back live over breaking news. grass fire continuing to burn in orinda growing about two to three acres, there is concern over power lines in the area, a lot of folks but it appears things are coming under control here. >> and very close to those towers there and there is
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light winds, it's warm but not hot. temperatures into 80s, one weather factor could be a factor with regard to fire is that it's dry. dry fuels are there. and winds are light. so good news. >> yes. sit. >> and there is terrific weather around the bay area, there is sutro camera, you can see tops of the towers there is coastal fog and it's not much of a factor at the moment. take a look at doppler 7 hd. you can see there is hardly a trace of fog to be found so there is fog from golden gate south ward this is sunny skies along portions of the coastline. fog becoming a greater presence into overnight hours, right now, warm around the bay area. and also hot in livermore there is 86 in concord, 81 in
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san jose. warm and we're going to have a warm week ahead. 67 in san francisco. fog returning overfight into coast and will rush locally beyond the coast. warm day as head throughout the weekend there is overnight tonight looking for fog to become a greater presence. so there is a steady range of lows there there is water vapor showing us a little dip in the jet stream and this is not having an affect on the warming. there is a warm air mass sliding into our direction, temperatures climbing. we'll start at ak tomorrow morning at which point there will be fog burning back to the coast and then arks way from the coast for much of the day. sunny skies and temperatures around the bay, and there are
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70s into low 80s. 80s up to 90 and there is low to mid-60s on the coast. and there is sunny skies tomorrow, and high s 82 in san jose and cupertino. upper 70s to around 80. 79 degrees in redwood city and mountain view. 78 in palo alto z there is half moon bay there is 58 degrees and into north bay, highs into mid to upper 80s and 90s going north there is thursday, friday, saturday highs into low to mid-90s inland. low 80s around the bay. mid to upper 60s on the coast. it's going to be a warm week, it's not unusual for mid september this, can be a warm time of the year. looks like it's going to be. >> thank you. >> a hollywood super couple
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ties the nath. details on the secret weekend weddy why lady gaga's famous meat dress is now in the nation's capital. >> and there is very slow going for drivers trying to make their way east. those are the cars maybe a little tiny bit better. >> maybe. >> and stay with us. abc 7 news continues right after this.
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movie goers and two of hollywood's hottest stars off the market there the appears the green lantern is off the market, slipping the ring on blake lively. the two linked last fall, months after the release of the flick and a rinl nal cast member of star trek is exploring a star of his own near that of his friend george dekay. and this.
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>> you should not fear the terror of night. >> audiences were in the mood for a thrill this weekend. the flick "the possession" chair scared up $9.5 million. and there is could one of michael jackson's kids be getting into the family business? find out right now. >> lady gag's meat dress is now on display in a national museum in washington, d.c.. the 25 pound dress is part of a women who rock exhibit. and it's been turned into meat jerky now. ask it's been treated with chemicals and dried. the dress and boots were painted red to restore their color. lady gaga says she wore the dress as a protest as the don't ask don't tell policy.
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>> they overdid it with the red paint on that. >> there is more still to come on abc 7 news at 4:00. 11 years after the world trade center trade center towers fill the government is acknowledging rescue workers were exposed to cancer causing toxins. what first responders are saying coming up. >> there is a business owner putting the squeeze on president obama. the story behind this unusual bear hug. >> and iphone anticipation. a look at the hopes, dreams and rumors surrounding what is
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on the eve of the 11th anniversary of the september 11th attacks. the federal government is adding more than 50 types of cancers for the list of covered illnesses for people exposed to toxins at the world trade center trade center site and and this is a very very big deal. there is a small number of firefighters. the federal government expected to announce the first responders will be covered for the cost of some cancer treatments. coverage they'd been denied until now. 11 years ago tomorrow, thousands of firefighters,
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police and emergency medical techs rushed to ground zero. some stayed for months, digging through rubble for remains of those who had been killed and over several years many argued toxins gave them cancer, while federal officials pushed back, arguing there was no proof between the air at ground zero and cancer. >> they knew the air wasn't safe notwithstanding what the epa was saying. >> and that is changing. based on new evidence there is the federal government expected to nouns 50 new cancers will be covered for a fund set up for victim compensation. >> that is the first i've heard, it's good news. >> san francisco firefighter john sekora would have been normally covered under a california fire covering treatments, but sekora and 10 others flew to new york on their time, taking vacation
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time. because they did that on their own, there are questions about whether they'd be covered under the california law. >> john, do you think bit now in terms of what price might i be pay something. >> it's crossed my mind but this is a dangerous job. we work in a big city here that goes to a lot of fires and this is a nature of the job. >> and coming up at 6:00 we'll hear from the firefighters who will hear about what they think about it now. >> and thousands of teachers in chicago walked off the job after talks stalled in the middle of the night. >> picket lines forced parents to scramble to find arrangements to take care of some 400,000 students.
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both sides admit they're close to a deal. the mayor criticized them for going on strike. >> and there is is something unnecessary. >> rahm emmanuel made it a point of pride to do it all at once that. is add pressure and mistrust. >> this jernts on employment plemting a new system to evaluate teachers. a new academic study shows the repeal of the don't ask, don't tell law had no negative impact on u.s. military readiness or morale. and researchers came to the conclusion after interviewing hundreds of people including active duty service members as well as generals who had predicted it would undermine the military. the researchers included profession fesors as well as naval and air force kad my this, published by the palm
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center at ucla school of law up and congress returned to capitol hill for what is referred to as a do nothing session. almost nothing of consequence is expected to happen. and congress is, however, expected to approve a stopgap measure funding levls for another six months. >> there is republican mitt romney hoping to cut into the bounce and there is mow meant wrum going the president's way for now. >> this is a final two month spint to election day. >> we're not going to he he elect this man. we're going to get america. >> it's going to be a fitter fight.
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latest tracking poll as the pleas up five points showing the bounce continues throughout the weekend. >> we've believed that this will be a very close race. and that continues to be the president's believe as well as the believe of those around him. >> after a campaign blitz out of convention, the president is behind closed doors today, yesterday got a boost when the owner of a florida pizza shop lifted him off the floor. he's a registered republican told mr. obama he voted for him in 2008 and will vote for him again in november. both campaigns will be voting tooth and nail for just that kind of voter. >> these are tough times for the american people. it doesn't have to be this way. >> last month the obama
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administration hauled in $114 million, more than mitt romney and republicans for the first time in three months. >> there is tomorrow, the 11th anniversary of the september 11th attacks so there will be a pause. >> there is fall out for a business owner you just saw give the president a bear hug yesterday. >> the president and secret service agents had no idea this is about to happen. it's triggering a war on yelp and some of the president's critics blasted him for supporting the president p gave his restaurant a one-star rating sparking a flood of positive reviews some from out
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of state. >> free chiropractic care. >> there is babies and crying. we've been there. a study looking at a dilemma for parents. do you het them cry it out or pick them up and soothe them to sleep? >> i'm michaeliny. there is still taking questions on twitter and facebook. you can contact me on and on twitter at m finney. i'll answer your questions live. >> there is fog at the golden gate. it's not having a cooling influence. i'll have the accu-weather forecast coming up. >> taking you back to orinda now there. is a grass fire and things seem to be well under control
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here. so a lot of attention right here in or yinda. stay with us. the news continues
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checking healthy living news, the results of a new study might help parents of newborns sleep a bit better showing letting babies cry for a short period of time does not cause psychological
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problems for damage the relationship. over time, both children and mothers of those who cried for short periods had improved sleep and mothers, improved mental health. >> and there is a new study showing marijuana use may increase the risk of certain types of tevt-testosterone -- testicular cancer than others. in men younger than 35. the study adds to mounting evidence that smoking marijuana may have lasting affects on men's fertility and health. >> turning to the forecast now weekend was really nice, looks like the week is. >> there is a time lapse view looking onto the bay.
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you can see a flow of the little finger of fog pushing through golden gate. there are sunny skies this al noofr rk you can see temperatures tropping off a bit. and there is lots of thunderstorms will occur into the western states from montana, and down through wyoming into parts of utah and arizona. here in the state of california we may not be thunderstorm free. there could be activity into the sierra. but looks like sunny skies and dry, warm conditions state wide. high into the 90s and here in the bay area we can expect sunny skies from coast to inland. there is mid-60s on the coast to around 80s around the bay up to about 90 into warmest spots. going to get warmer as the week goes on. september 22 will be gone. >> officially. >> right.
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>> and the government released a report on airline customer complaints head. one airline now accounts for a third of all complaints and a possible reason why. >> first, the tech world with talk of the thu iphone could make a debut on wednesday. we'll take a look at what experts are predicting. >> there is answer to how long does it take to have a late payment on your credit report. >> i'm cheryl jennings. coming up new at 5:00 p.m. cleaning up a hoarder's mess. how it's created a new hanta virus scare outside yosemite. and the state trying to do that is putting domestic violence shelters and women
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users to ed yid from iphone and ipad. >> there is speculation about what features the new iphone will have when apple unveils it. >> what else are they going to add? a can opener? abc 7 is sifting through rumor mill and joins us wlif everybody's best guess. >> there is half of the fun is speculation. playing a guessing game as to what it will be. there is lots of speculation as to what the next iphone will feature, let's show you what e perts are saying majority speculate there will be a larger screen, thinner, featuring longer battery life and will be able to connect 4 g networks fastest speed available by carriers and will use a smaller dot connector. there is many are the latest
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models of 4 s. >> instead of it being a regular mac it's starred to drive and look at the fob at the same time. there are many times i'm almost, like hitting a car. i'm trying to look and drive. >> maybe finger scanning to get into your phone or there is a ton of thick things. >> it's expensive to repair it there is graphic outside the center for the arts. the bright stripes appear to be icons stretched out and that could be a hint of a
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larnler screen. various technology bhogs have been speculating when it will go on sail. many seem to think it will be friday z analysts are saying they expect apple to sell eight million of the new iphones between now and the end of the year. if they do, it will push the gnp up and moving the needle by one quarter to one half percent. >> that is remarkable. >> michael fin gee answering questions and the first comes from jojo who asks can you make a tip on someone who is expected of committing workman's comp, disability fraud sf.
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>> you can. and they would love to you do that. there is disability handled through the federal government. workers comp is a huge fight here in california and is administered by the state. you do not get a reward, however, they will investigate. >> lisa m wants to know we paid credit cards nine months past due and they'd gone past due. i want to run my credit report to show they show paid. how long before they're updated. >> and here is what is interesting. there is it's just a snap shot. it's a second in time. and it can be a lot better this second, a lot worse that second. and most major companies that. >> reporter: once per month. some less. there is no rule that's say
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how often. you can go to annual credit and get a free report. and if you still see it there, complaint and say i paid that shouldn't be there. they then have 30 days to prove you owe them, or take it off. and so that is in 30 days, it will be gone. >> jc penny is offering free hair cuts for kids on sundays this, is about for kids k-6th grade. people encouraged to make an appointment ahead of time. what a deal. let's say your kid getting a picture taken. >> yeah. right. >> maybe tomorrow. >> yes. >> or today? >> so sunday is a good deal. >> thank you. >> sure. >> and air ravelers don't find friendly sky that's friendly anymore. the latest consumer reports
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shows united airlines is responsible for nearly a third of all complaints that have been received with the department of transportation. this are about 51 hundred complaints, tells about three times more than the runner ups. and the complaint spiked in march you may have seen it just before this newscast. katie couric returned to tv with a talk show here on abc 7 and just ahead, telling us how she hopes to use the show to help people live better lives. [ woman ] dear chex cereal,
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one maze in canada is getting attention. check out this maze in alberta. that is a computer bar code you're looking at. the maze was designed by the
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cray family. there, you can see it again. it's 11 football fields. >> and after months of anticipation, katie couric's daytime talk show premiered today at 3:00, marking her return to daily tv but told us it's deeply personal. >> katie's return isn't just a milestone. >> this is a new beginning for me which is both exciting and terrifying. >> this is an opportunity to connect with people who helped her get where she is today. >> i do feel like through the years i've developed a relationship with people who watched me. i know they care about me as a person. i actually, you know it's hard to say you do care about them. >> and larry and i sat down with katie. she talked about using her show as a platform for helping people live better live autos
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i want to do this for right reasons. i want to help people get the information they need. that will hopefully improve their lives whether raising their kids, or staying healthy. and being an educated citizen. you know? informed citizen. so i hope that i can get back everything given to me throughout the years. >> that is katie telling us she hoped the show would be an uplifting start. is he says her tv family won't be the only ones watching. >> i first show my mom going to come. my daughters going to be there. a lot of friends of mine from junior high to my present friends goring to be in the audience. and it's going to be very emotional for me. >> and tomorrow there is an interview with amy copeland who gained national attention when she lost parts of her limbs to a rare flesh-eating
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bacteria. she will walk for the first time on katie's stage. ask you only live once. a yolo franchise i cans can off. she takes a lap around the indianapolis speedway with danica patrick. and there is a new line up, "general hospital" airs at 1:00, and "who wants to be a bill millionaire" airs at tk. and then katie followed by abc 7 news at 4:00. >> and and a reminder about the alarm clock app you can receive news headlines. >> there is a here ease honor on bay area streets. and it is the way people are
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raising funds for the family. >> a day in court explain yg i felt compel owed to take his children from their living situation. >> and i'm sandhya patel. temperatures on the rise this week, how warm my numbers are coming up. chp officers honor a promise not to leave a fallen officer alone. good evening, everybody, i'm larry beil. >> i'm cheryl jennings. >> services are later this week. he was shot and killed last week on interstate 680 during a traffic stop. vic lee joins us live with the somber pro session. vic? >> as you can imagine this is a spectacular announcement.
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and the procession was somber and dignified and sad. at 12 noon, the officer began a journey leaving contra costa county for the last time. the 37 year veteran of the chp was a married father of four, his wod body had been the john muir medical center almost a week, his organs harested after being taken off life support. the large contingent of chp officers accompanied the hearse and firefighters got out of their trucks and saluted the officer. and officers and citizens lined streets to pay respects. marina's niece is married to one of those in the escort. >> they put their lives on the line for all ofs


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