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japan now stands at 3300 people from friday's earthquake in tsunami. officials say they do expect the numbers to go much higher. searchers found to survivors today including a 70 year-old woman whose home was torn off its foundation. as samantha hayes reports, a third explosion at a nuclear power plant continues to raise fears of radiation exposure. >>reporter: a dramatic rescue tuesday in a city where rescuers pulled a man from a collapsed building. 96 hours after the earthquake hit. american workers look for others who may have survived. however, many more victims have been found dead. the death toll from thursday's 9.0 earthquake in tsunami has risen to more than 3300. fears of a nuclear crisis to continue after a fire tuesday burned the fuel
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rods containing radioactive material inside the fourth reactor at the nuclear plant located in one of the hardest-hit areas. more than two to thousand people within a 20 km radius at evacuated. those within 30 km have been warned not to go outdoors. just 50 workers remain at the plant to carry out crucial clearing work. some nuclear experts say the situation may be too dangerous. >> it's going to start impacting even the workers i think. >>reporter: also tuesday a reported 5.8 to 6.0 earthquake hits while the area was not in danger of a tsunami there are other concerns. >> in the areas that had strong jolts there's a possibility to cause a landslide. >>reporter: reporting live, kron 4 news. >>pam: more videos and pictures of been posted on line showing the aftermath of the massive quake.
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kimberly has a look at some of the devastating images. >>kimberlee: the pictures were seeing are heartbreaking. the village is shaped by the quake and then completely wiped out by the tsunami. let's look of the pictures i found. and that's the one showing the village by the sea decimated by this and on the. some homes still standing, most likely there damaged beyond repair by the water. the streets were turned into rivers. people having to buy for the water. what used to be homes and businesses there, look of the video showing the damage. to decide what pulled away from the building, completely. this store, the sidewalk is sunken down and as the camera zooms in your going to see people walking in front of it giving you a perspective on just how much space there is between the building in the sidewalk. an estimated least a couple feet. check out the road
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here. the scene of roads and even, crumbling power lines. >>pam: growing concern in california over the possibility of radiation from the japanese reactors reaching california. government officials we talked with tallis, they did not expect any harmful radiation to reach the bay area. kron 4 found instruments in the city of san francisco monitoring radiation levels 24 hours a day seven days a week. if radiation particles were to blow officials would know. >>reporter: the tragedy in japan is where most of this is going to stay. he works for the bay area quality management district. he said this is set up in severs is go to monitor radiation levels. he does not believe will feel harmful effects. >> in order for us to be affected the particles have to get very high in the
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atmosphere, cut in the trade winds and be brought over here. >>reporter: with more explosions daily there are many questions out there. what of this machine is needed? could our air be affected? >> that would require an event that would get material very high up in the atmosphere. >>reporter: of this machine detects radiation levels, those that the epa tells me it's the transfer that allows alabama to be analyzed. >> if there was evidence to get the particulate matter in the air, this instrument would identify it. >>reporter: i did talk to those with the epa and they referred me to a group the department of energy to then referred me to this press release that basically says, they don't expect harmful levels of radiation. reporting in san francisco, kron 4 news. >>pam: as the news coming out of japan becomes more bleak and increasing number of people are leaving the country. today at sfo, a mother and father eagerly
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awaited the arrival of their daughter who attends college in japan. >> she got back from korea where she was and about the time she got back, all for friends and leaving. some were going to head off even with know where to go. it's been up and down in a roller coaster. >> where i live, everyone was leaving. it it may be really worried. everything that's perishable was all gone. the first thing i did when i got back was to gather water, there's no water. everything the rice balls, and the breads and instant noodles all of those were gone. i had in a our conversation with my dad we decided to get me home. i'm
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here for the shortest a week of the most indefinitely. >>pam: the family lives in san jose she was supposed to stay for the entire full year. damage estimates have risen from the california harbor hit hardest by last week's tsunami. the damaged for the santa cruz harbor is estimated at more than $22 million. today it representatives from fino toward the harbor.fema tow >> discovered more damage than we originally listed. >>pam: at least 18 boat sank another 100 were damaged and 10 more still missing and possibly lost at sea. crew spread boom to contain spilled oil. officials say they have seen very little environmental impact. stay
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with kron 4 for continuing coverage of the earthquake in japan and log on to any time for the very latest on the tragedy. will be right back. [ wheezing breaths ]
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>>catherine: pg&e under fire from the national cast explosion says today is missing a 8% of the records it is required to keep. those records are required for ensuring the pipelines running safely. if the made the statement today after an exhaustive search of the restpaperwork. it cannot prove it set safe pressure announced for its pressure lines. >>pam: a total of 68 drug and robbery cases have now been dropped. in light of a probe into allegations of police misconduct. 59 cases
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were dropped as of the end of day on wednesday, and nine more were dropped late last week. it is the latest fallout from the surveillance video is released earlier this month allegedly showing corruption among some officers. these videos appeared to contradict what the officers wrote in there police reports and what they said in court testimony about drug bust in december and january. eight officers were named in the investigation, they have been put in administrative positions. san francisco police are investigating a shooting at mission district bar. it happened last night at about 11:00. police say five men were shot outside the belt can bar on 16th street. all victims were taken to the s.f. general and for sustained minor injuries. one person was seriously injured. police say the suspects were seen leaving the area in an older red trans am and they add the shooting might have been gang related. >> are police department is
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going to increase patrols in the mission which we have since the initial round of violence in the mission. were going to have more visible presence and we urge the public to contact police if they see any suspicious activity or victims of crimes. >>pam: the shooting was one block away from a gang- related incident that killed a gang member late last month. >>jacqueline: rain still continuing in the north bay, but it is starting to slide down south. we will see more rain through the evening, i will have details coming up.
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>>catherine: libyan leader gadhafi has denounced the country's rebels as rats. he says the rats want to steal libyan oil that's why they're helping the rebels.
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he denies thousands of died in weeks of fighting. saying the numbers are only in the hundreds. the forces now do have the upper hand over the rebels. civil unrest continuing, the zero bomb administration is asking the country's ruling family to at least talk to protesters about political reform. hundreds of protesters have been injured by shots gun blasts. isecretary of state henry clinton praised the political revolution during a visit to cairo. she also pledged $9 million in emergency economic aid from the west. clinton said she was deeply inspired by the dramatic changes in egypt. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan said he will soon recommend a plan for starting troop reductions. the white house released this picture earlier today. later on capitol hill he told the senators pride is
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turning against the caliban despite serious problems with the stability of the afghan government. >>pam: the last a veteran of world war one it is buried with full military honors in arlington national cemetery. the president was there today. hundreds of visitors have been silently filing by the casket of frank cockles. he died last month that his west virginia home at the age of 110. >>jacqueline: all live look outside from the golden gate bridge, conditions have improved. the rain is still falling at this hour. we have a steady upload of moisture coming off shore. this is all a tale into a storm and were continuing to see the moisture streamed into the northern california bringing plenty of rain. it is finally starting to slide down to the south. as we make our way into the
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evening, a continuing to see rain in the north bay. finally, by 7:00 its slide south of the golden gate, a couple areas of heavy rain in fremont and the santa cruz mountains. moving through the south bay fairly quickly, overnight we should stay dry a few isolated showers here in there. tomorrow morning, not too bad but by later on will see more showers pickup. heavier cells in the north bay and lighter cells in the south bay. by the rain is mostly gone. of course we will see snow in the sierra. into tomorrow 3 5 in. of fresh powder, at 6,400 ft.. by thursday a few snowflakes possible and a link brings chance of snow. also heavy rain here locally. showers tomorrow also little breezy but
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trying out by the afternoon. maybe even a few sunbreaks. thursday mainly dry increasing cloud cover the evening, by friday that's when the next formal question. plenty of rain bay area wide, rainfall totals are high. cooler conditions and temperatures in the low 50s. >>pam: the dough will drive construction project is still years away from completion but, if you're curious about what it will be like to drive through with the work is done? there is a way. this is video of a new simulator that allows it to go for ride through the oil drive before it's finished. >> this is our new transportation simulator. it's a fully immersed of driving experience where i can actually experience the new presidio parkway project, three years before its ever constructed. this is a tool that's a lot of fun, but it also enables the
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project team to visualize the project and make critical design and engineering decisions that they otherwise might not be able to see without a this enhanced a building visualization. it's also a great communication tool for the public. the public is able to release see what this road we will look like years before it's ever constructed. at the end of the day, it's a lot of fun to drive this and really experience it. i'm seeing which would actually see as your driving down the road. i'm hearing the sounds and my seed is actually vibrating and i'm feeling the motion of the road here. this is used to really help the project team create a better project. they're able to use these simulations and visualization capabilities decreed a better design. the ability to make these design decisions and really create something that's going to be the best possible design, is
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the real value. it's a lot of fun and we think it's going to be a great attraction. >>pam: if you don't want to wait the three years to drive through the completed presidio parkway, take a ride for yourself on the simulator. the gallery is open and free to the public every wednesday from 12 to 5:00 p.m.. gasoline prices continue to go up and now it's official, gasoline is more than $4 a gallon in the bay area. in san francisco, $4.10 a gallon. in oakland in san jose $3.97. at the statewide average is $3.96. at the national average is $3.55 a gallon. this is the james lick 80-1 01 split. you could see the rain is slowing traffic in all directions. will be right back.
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>>kimberlee: according to the study parents in one study indicated more than 60% children watch videos online. >>jacqueline: look outside, still overcasts, the visibility is reduced. if you can even see the tower. we will continue to see rain and more later this week. i
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would have details coming up in the news at 6:00 is next.
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>>live, from the bay area's news station, this is kron4 news at 6:00. >>pam: the threat of a nuclear meltdown and the consequences on our side of the pacific. radiation levels are dropping as the crippled reactors. the prime minister said the danger of further leaks is growing. we will talk to experts about the possible health hazards in california, and shows you how the japanese are struggling to cope with the chain reaction disaster that began with last week's earthquake. but in the last hour japanese officials have revealed that 70 percent of the nuclear fuel rods may have been damaged at the power plant. a new fire is burning at one of the reactors. as catherine shows us, the threat of nuclear meltdown is one more crisis. in a nation facing power
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outages, food outages. >>catherine: the government applied in 18 mi. no-fly zone around the power plant northeast of tokyo. radiation levels briefly rose in the capital and the u.s. navy advise personnel at its naval base to stay indoors. at the plant, all but a handful of workers have been evacuated. >> at the levels were hearing about fortunately the general population away from the plant doesn't seem to be in danger. that is something we should be grateful for. >>catherine: those remaining are struggling to regain control for reactors crippled by the earthquake in tsunami. on monday, a second explosion damaged reactor no. 3 destroyed the roof and walls. then another
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explosion at number two, and now fire has broken out at no. 4. >> and still concerned about what might happen to these reactor vessels. they're designed not failed but, some of things that are supposed to happen have not happened. things that weren't supposed happened have happened. >>catherine: survivors are still being pulled from the shattered homes. the first international relief workers can hardly believe what they're saying. >> he looked around and there's nothing left. it's an appalling situation, it's as bad as anything i've seen. >>catherine: in tokyo, long lines at the airport and families tried to flee from the future meltdown. the present day charges in the capital. gas supplies are running low, drivers wait for as long as an hour to fill up if they could find an open station. there are long lines at stores as well. for the paper has become a scarce commodity.
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some stores are posing a limit on how many roles customers can buy. rolling blackouts have left stores, homes and schools without lights. the power shortages are expected to last through next month. >>jonathan: your honor map you could see were that plant is in relation to the hardest-hit cities. let's go in for a closer look. in tokyo, there have been reports of elevated radiation levels although those levels and said to fall back down to normal recently. you could see here, most much closer to the power plant and the epicenter of the earthquake that generated the deadly tsunami. you could see there's a 19 mi. ring around the power plant which is a no-fly zone. it's also the area recommended for evacuation. officials told people who live near the power plant it may not be safe for them to stay home. those people of course piling into evacuation centers. he could see there
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are four reactor stored in four separate concrete buildings and at any point east of these four reactors over the last two days have had their own shares of problems. if the most recent, and the no. 4 reactor building, two fires caused by one problem in that reactor. if the other three have had explosions to varying degrees. if the no. 1 reactor had out wall break off because of the reaction. you could see along the pacific coast, and that has been a saving grace for people tried to combat the threat to of nuclear meltdown. it they have been using sea water to cool down the reactors. there is no power here, they have had to shut the nuclear reactors down. this is one of the world's biggest 25 nuclear reactors. it incorporates much more safe the that like the plant that glove and chernobyl.
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officials are hopeful the radiation in the power plant will not reach across the ocean to california. if that's take a look of the winds that may carry the contaminated air to the american pacific coast. the jet stream it is forecast as we bought off the coast in a northerly direction and make its way across the pacific ocean and ultimately if models are right sweep down our pacific coast past alaska and canada and ultimately potentially pass the coast of california. according to a nuclear physicist, the likelihood of any radiation levels that could cause health problems here in the u.s., is very low. we would need at chernobyl type meltdown in order to be concerned about our health in the united states according to one of them. at this point it's unlikely to happen because of the safety measures that replace your at the plant. reporting live, kron 4 news. >>pam: large numbers of people in the west coast are demanding potassium iodide pat tablets which repels to
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protect the thyroid from radiation exposure. suppliers say they are back ordered. they're even getting panic calls from people hoping to get those bills. however many experts say all of the demand for radiation kills may be overblown as the u.s. coast is an ocean away from the nuclear plants. as jonathan mentioned in kate thompson explained she took people's questions and concerns over that kind of danger, uc- berkeley nuclear experts. >>kate: i ask two experts from uc-berkeley when the radiation from japan could hit the california coast. the experts say most likely will happen in a couple of days. incredibly sensitive sensors will most likely pick up small amounts. even with small amounts of radiation, should people be concerned. experts say know. a small trace amounts are not harmful and should be of no health concern. what if it is worse case scenario?
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and the nuclear power plant fails. to dangerous levels of radiation reached the bay area then? both experts agree that the threat is nearly nonexistent. the distance more than 5,000 mi. to japan is too great for dangerous levels to reach the bay area. reporting live, kron 4 news. >>pam: continuing our team coverage, christine conley take some of the most frequently asked questions about radiation to the health department. >>christine: on kron 4 page 1 of the most frequently asked questions is whether people should be taking potassium iodide to protect themselves and how much there is? we took those questions to the san francisco health department and here is what they had to say. >> know you should not take potassium iodide as a precaution. in california and united states their stockpiles that are captive in eight committees that are
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close to power plants. >>christine: are there any health concerns about people who were exposed to flying back from japan? dr. eric vaughn says no. >> if someone were to get exposed alone, it would have that personal exposure but they're not going to pass on that radiation to anybody else. the second issue has to be whether they got contamination for example on their clothes are body. anybody that had any risk of contamination would be decontaminated there in japan. >>christine: reporting live, kron 4 news. >>pam: new developments every hour and the threat of nuclear radiation. stay with kron 4 as we follow off to japan quake. >>jacqueline: a live look at outside from the bay bridge toll plaza up over cast and wet roads. rain is spreading down south of the golden gate but not quite as strong as it was in the north bay.
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he did see on storm tracker 4 radar, it has turned to showers in the north bay. one area of heavy rain over the delta up but that is about it. the rain will sank down to this out this evening and about as a steady play of moisture off shore. the storm is moving very slowly down to the south. continue to stream in moisture off shore. more rain expected over night and into tomorrow. i will have details coming up in a bit. >>pam: a live picture you could see its foggy, drizzly and wets. we will be back more news ahead. it's really delicious, mom.
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>>jeff: police say was a daring home invasion that took place on this quiet street monday afternoon. five people were holding various stores when they heard a noise around 2:00. the didn't find anything when it went to check it out. suddenly two men appeared inside the house, one pointed a gun at the head of the 51 year-old woman who lives there. the other suspects demanded money and went through the house and took several small items as well as the woman's purse. the suspects took off on foot and were not caught. police said the victims were not physically injured but, the mental scars cannot be measured. >> when you're at home your kind of relax. and what happens someone's buses and trucks you. that's not supposed to happen. it is very dramatic. >>jeff: police say the victims did not know the suspects and say it's likely the two men did not know anyone was home. once they got inside this opportunity to rob the unsuspecting
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victims. reporting live, kron 4 news. >>pam: santa cruz police have arrested a man suspected in a raid in 2008. he faces eight felony counts including robbery, kidnapping and sexual assault with an enhancement. investigators believe garcia and salt and a free stuff at the kind grind coffee shop in santa cruz. the attractive using dna from the scene. they compared it with the state data base. he is expected back in court later this month. >>jacqueline: rain continues through most of the north bay and also going to the south at this hour. we will time it out on future cast a look at rainfall totals in a moment. ♪ have a good daisy
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>>pam: 08 california schools are planning on cuts as the state considers how to handle its major deficit. the deficit six at $26.6
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billion. nearly half of that budget 12.5 billion, could be filled and through tax extensions. tomorrow state senators and assembly members are expected to vote on the governor's proposal which would include a tax extension on the june special election ballot. in case that vote is not approved, either tomorrow or in june, the schools are preparing for cuts. today was the deadline for teachers in california to receive preliminary layoff notices, nearly 19,000 notices have been sent out. however, that is only based on 300 school districts. if there are 1000 districts in the state, so the number of layoff notices will go up. news of the nearly 19,000 layoff notices was announced that at age meeting today. parents and teachers joined state schools in calling on the legislature to put the
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governor's tax extension proposal on the ballot. they say if it does not pass in the layoffs happen, it will devastate schools all across the state. >> what kind of message are we sending to our students want to cram more and more into the classroom, or cut their music, art and physical education programs. take away counselors, a close libraries, reduce the school year as a minute districts are faced with having to do so. it is the wrong message and our state can and should do better. >>pam: 540 pink slips were handed out to oakland unified school teachers. kron 4 shows us how the district would handle those cuts. >>dan: morgan has been teaching oakland's learning without limits college prep elementary school for four years. now she is more than a dozen teachers at the school to receive layoff
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notice. >> i feel defeated and i feel we've worked hard to build the school. >>dan: if the layoffs go for did means there'll be no wholesale change to the school staff, because 16 of the school's 70 full-time teachers who are now threatened with losing their jobs. >> as kids are walking to the campus we know them, so as the past your grades they can be part of the family and raising them and connect it with them and making sure they get what they need. >> relationship is so essential to what we're doing that is indescribable to think about not having those relationships in place of next year. >>dan: t-shirts and administrators say that connection allows students to focus on learning and test score show it's working. >> with triple the percentage of kids with proficiency and language arts. we've more than doubled the proficiency in
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math. >>dan: school administrators are taking the layoffs sitting down. they're asking for more cuts that the district office instead of classroom teachers. they're also looking at the possibility of pursuing legal action, they say that layoffs should not be based solely on seniority but possibly equally spread across schools. they say when it's done by seniority, not its goal with the high proportion of low- income students that it hit the hardest. in oakland, dan curman kron 4 news. >>jacqueline: a live look at outside from our roof cam over downtown san francisco. reduced visibility at this hour. continuing to see rain in the north bay. the rain it is virtually been parked here over the last several hours and increasing rainfall accumulations. just over half inch in napa, but much less as he moves south of the golden gate with the
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rain has and come down. there is a steady stream of moisture, it is sliding ever so slowly to the south. were seeing a steady stream of moisture move in from the west but it's not making its southern compression as a rational it looks like it would. right now future cast has this pig perfectly. at the 6:00 hour it still has the heavier rain and off the rain over the north bay. it's finally starting to sag southward over the next hour or so. 8:00 hour, heavier rain through san jose but by 11:00 the rain will turn to showers and overnight at were showers as well. tomorrow morning mainly dry conditions, but the rain will pick back up again. mainly light rain at that. if a couple areas of heavy rain in the north bay but later rain down to the south bay. at 12:00 hour couple in brings cells. we might actually see sunbreaks into tomorrow afternoon. up to
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three-quarters of an inch of additional rain in the north bay through tomorrow. up to one-half inch in the central east days and up to a quarter of an inch in the south bay as the rain continues. a look at temperatures tomorrow afternoon, a few degrees cooler than today. tomorrow the low 60s, 59 san francisco, 62 santa rosa and 60 in livermore. showers and breezy conditions will try and buy the afternoon. it dry on thursday in the next big storm is friday that will bring plenty of rain and cooler temperatures. a chance of lingering rain into saturday and another storm sunday morning also rain possible on monday. >>pam: checking traffic on san francisco, this is the 80-101 split and it is moving slow in all directions. traffic headed toward the lower deck of the bay bridge barely moving. if the bottom of your screen
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southbound toward the peninsula also at a crawl. we will be right back. [ male announcer ] the network.
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>>catherine: in national news, no day and is now been officially blamed for recent death of a student who fell off a hydraulic lift. was videotaping football practice. that was back in october. state investigators now say the school violated half-dozen safety violations. they are finding no day more than $70,000. the president said they will look at the report and that he is wrapping up his own internal investigation. on the and in oklahoma is doing surprisingly well after he accidentally drove off a cliff. you're looking at his rescue last night. he managed to get out of the car himself. he was stretchestrapped to the structu. it he said you wanted to get a better view and didn't realize how close he was to the edge. rescue workers were very surprised that it
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is only complaints were neck and back pay. the basketball season has just ended. this was the michigan school which lost its star player. the 16 year-old collapsed and died due to cardiac arrest due when a large part. the black hawks did lose the game, the post- season regional, they say it was still a season in which they wanted to honor the memory. >>jacqueline: extended forecast more rain on top and rain on friday. i would you tell what to expect coming up.
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now, at 6:30 p.m., tonight's big stories in one big block of news. more crews, more stories. right now, today's top story. >>pam: in japan crews are trying to put out flames in another power plant. the reactor of fire is not used the with does contain fuel. the death toll caused by
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friday's quake in tsunami is now 3300 and then never expected to grow by many thousands. the white house is not recommending americans to leave tokyo at this time as radiation concerns there are not as great. >>kate: concerned travelers continue to arrive from japan increasingly concerned about the nuclear fallout from the earthquake and the tsunami. if one exchange to told kron 4 news that she had plans to stay in japan but when she found out that her fellow classmates were boarding to flee the country, she decided to leave as well. if she said she's not sure when she would return. at sfo, trees of kron 4 news. >>christine: and there francisco the health department said the people in the bay area did not have to worry about health concerns from the crisis in japan they say there's no threat and people should not be taken potassium iodine tablets as a precaution. in fact those tablets could pose a danger to people who were there to iodine and
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also to infants and children. this is people want to prepare themselves and prepare for real disasters that could happen in california. if christine conley kron 4 news. continuing our coverage the disaster japan is being closely watched by companies in the silicon valley. japan is the no. 1 producer of silicon which is used to make computer chips. disrupted. if it continues long term it will cause problems for the tech company including the rising prices. >>jeff: today representatives from the federal emergency management agency inspected the damage from last week's some of the. there tore found previously undiscovered damage that brought the total to more than $22 million. if that make it easier to qualify for federal margin sea fans but it means it will kick lagered a complete recovery operations. in santa cruz, jeff kron 4 news. >>reporter: the autumn
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discovery kids us an idea of the future presidio parkway. it allows you to see what driving through the presidio park we will look like. it's designed for those working on it to get a better understanding what the finished project a look like. the simulator is an for product designers and engineers though, if people can give is been for themselves and everyone staff from 12 to 5:00 p.m.. reporting live, kron 4 news. >>jacqueline: our big weather story tonight continued rain this evening especially in the north bay. we are expecting a southport progression of this rain. it's moving very slowly down to the south. it's going to make it southport progression tonight. it will break over night and showers again tomorrow morning. by
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tomorrow afternoon dryer conditions expected, drier conditions carry over into the thursday before the big storm in texas friday. >>now, here is gabe slate, with some tech news. >>gabe: the latest in high- tech health care to show you. moving humans at pharmacies and robots in it is the future. robotic pharmacy is a for missing been run by robots. dishing out prescriptions for patients. the future is beginning here. ucsf medical center is one the first to build what of these robotic pharmacies. they use a daily to fill prescriptions at paramount saw an hospital. >> we do seem medication errors which is a serious issue. >>gabe: humid air has played the medical community's. we've all heard horror stories. robots solve that problem by removing humans, you remove human error. the system streamlined from the
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doctor to patient. the doctor puts in a prescription via computer, and then the electronic system continues. the robots store drugs in dozens of boxes and a sterile environment. after the prescription is received, our robot arm finds the correct label drug, prepares the proper dose in bar coded plastic bags on iran and spits them out into a large band. the system was cranking them out about every minute or so a new prescription would fall in the band. the robots are bigger and faster than humans, they could fill prescriptions of less time. our robot from the sea in a hospital gives dr. patients and nurses to focus on patient care. so far it's working they say over 350,000 doses of medication have been prepared by the robotic pharmacy was no error. gabe slate, kron 4 news. >>jacqueline: live look over downtown san francisco, visibility is improving but still over cast and drizzly.
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this will continue into tomorrow. we'll be right back.
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>>pam: last week we showed you this, kamen in san jose during a segment of people being badly. the encampment is outside the front door of a number of false. today stanley roberts asked the city about the encampment on today's edition of people behaving badly. >>stanley: i showed you this video of deplorable conditions at a homeless encampment in san jose. and encampment that so close to these homes, that many residents are afraid to leave their homes at night. i even show the very same video to san jose it may air. she claimed she is trying to get it cleaned up but said her hands were tied because the encampment was on state property. >> we been contacting representatives from caltrans not received anything back. >>stanley: i heard back from caltrans who said it will look into it immediately. they told me the property in
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question actually falls under cal trains jurisdiction and not caltrans. the city got it wrong. i put in a call to cal train to get their response and after checking in watching the video, a well-trained promise to get in touch with the city of san jose to begin a cleanup of the area in the near future. they're going to look for ways to prevent this from happening here or anywhere along their real way. but the truth be told, no matter who is responsible for the property the fact remains it needs to be cleaned up. what i found out during this investigation is that more than often city, state and federal agencies don't talk to each other. since cleaning up these encampments cost money nobody wants to foot the bill. since they ignore it, maybe it will go away. this one didn't. as soon as the cleanup begins i will be there to show it to you. in san jose, stanley roberts kron 4 news. >>kimberlee: in the bus two
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teenage fans of justin bieber were evicted from a hotel in liverpool in england after sneaking into his room. the 16 and 18 year-old dressed up as housekeepers and were discovered in his room pretending to clean boggling and taking pictures of the singer's personal possessions. disney start the the sun had just showed up in a new photo scandal. it shows her fully naked tempos provocatively. when you see in the left-hand corner shows a girl ... nicklaus can single nicke. at te release of the league foes keep coinciding with her movie releases. her new movie separate budget comes up later this month. after right and if a look they may have the third kid on the way. his ex-girlfriend who you see on the right-hand side is reportedly spreading the word that she is carrying his baby. there's a 36 year-old actor has two children from his marriage
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with actor reese witherspoon. the source says does and know it used the debt is willing to take the opportunity cast. if it is is he going to take full responsibility for the child. >>pam: the n.c.a.a. tournament tips off the thriller right off the bat. good news for a's fans concerning all store closure. gary has all the details next.
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>>gary: good news coming out of the oakland a's camp. andrew bailey, the two-time all-star, walked off the field and immediately was announced he was on his way to birmingham alabama to meet with specialist. court today, no swelling and can resume throwing whenever the pain goes away. there's no timetable on when he will
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return but once again nothing serious. the shows you how good and true is. to send him right to alabama. good news he's ok. throwing out the first pitch before the a's in cubs today. derrick getting things going. delivering home cocoa crisp. he put a spring training problems behind him. rhett jackson a home run to right. the giants playing a practice game this evening. one came down at the ncaa tournament. -build vs. arkansas, not from the corner sent the game into overtime at 72 for you and see in asheville. the advance to play the no. 1 seed in the region.
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pittsburgh 81-77. for anybody on the west coast, if you're sweating and that means you're gambling with pool. were going to put together a hockey pool this year. it is funny this tournament. i equate this to the nfl, if you said no gambling on the ncaa tournament you lose half your audience. that's coming from a man who knows. at least half would go gambling. tonight at 8:00, mary's opens at home verses kent state. take a peek here, at kim hughes. he is a basketball player and a twin brother they used to make a lot of news. they checked in to pay for the cancer surgery of their former coach kim hughes diagnosed with prostate cancer. the
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team's insurance policy didn't cover it. a number of players picked up the $70,000 tab for the surgery. good wishes and his way. we have what's known as a trading issue. we will get to that in a moment. it was a bittersweet end to a tragic a season for michigan high school team. the high school lost a star player nearly two weeks ago. he died shortly after sinking the game-winning basket. doctors say the 16 year-old died of cardiac arrest it do to march part. they lost their post-season regional semifinal game monday night but the fans of course say they want to honor his memory. they received a lot of national attention and rightfully so. passing away , they went on and win it three games before losing in the semifinals. here is the sweet deal. but he has sued
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the associated press some of the sport riders over twitter message suggesting he intentionally made a bad call to make up for previous bad call the one against the minnesota timber wolf. supposedly it was a bad call, the argentine coach kurt was supposedly told he would review at halftime and their referee, the tweet said he would get it back after a bad call. he made even a worse call to even things. again tweaked can only get to so far. i talked for demographic was watching kron. the idea if you're promoting something you're doing, or breaking news stories but just to throw out rumors back and forth, i'd like that. my favorite is, i just had a ham sandwich. this thing here, when that be something he's suing for $75,000. we see if
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the tweet that got out to. it that's the first one of this nation of a professional player. tiger woods is coming out, he's going to make his first talk show appearance since all the trouble began to more night he will be on late night with jimmy phelan. jimmy is kind of a young funny larry king. i don't think tiger has to worry about anything. they will play round of miniature golf and that is tomorrow night. jimmy phelan late night. our favorite sporting event is under way. john baker has wanted trail sled dog race. a 48 year-old, the first one to complete the 1,500 mi. race from anchorage. the first alaskan to win the race. your right in 1976, there's nothing like a good
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mosh. when we return the incredible story of a coach who took over a team which lost 90 games in a row. and made them into a playoff team. corey from mission college, we will have cori his story it's incredible next.
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>>gary: take a look at the mission college basketball team when cory came there they were to wins, 104 losses the previous four years and lost 90 straight games. look at cory with issues. last season they went 18-11 and at the school into the first-ever playoff game. congratulations. shoes
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are your thing? >> shoes are good. >>gary: when you take a team that is two and 104 had you turn it around? >> big players and their loyalty. it better players make better coaches. i was fortunate to have the luxury end just hard work, determination. >>gary: you were known as the wizard and a 6 run and high-school. you didn't have to recruit their. have you get someone at the college level to play for a team that was two and 104. >> i at players that new me and my system. they trusted me and believed in me. and my style is i want to what score you. let's have the funds that look play. >>gary: you at a 47 year-old young lady who played on your team. >> p.s. she was a great role
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model on and off the floor for the girls. >>gary: have you ever heard of a 47 year-old playing junior college ball. ? >> you're lucky enough to have coached her daughter. my body guard kevin is the goddaughter here. this is kevin's goddaughter. fortunately, kevin is done a lot to and friends like kevin we don't need enemies. is it hard coaching your daughter, you want to make sure you're not showing favoritism? >> the only issues happen basketball shoes a great student and person. >>gary: i don't want to move you want to fast which like to coach at a major college one day? >> i'm honored that mission college gave me an opportunity, i plan on staying there and representing the school. >>gary: year like pam and myself we both in offered it
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work jobs but we want to stay at kron 4. >>pam: that's you gary. >>gary: alright you and me korry. as you at 11:00.
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"the insider" has the total story behind today's top celebrity news. i'm larapencer. >> and i'm kevin frazier. >> "the insider" is on. tonight, a developing nuclear scare. >> we approached tokyo, the readings started to spike. >> reporters leave nuclear disaster in japan. >> it's a very unusual situation. and frankly, one we haven't seen since what happened in chernobyl. >> do you have your radiation detector with you? >> it will give an alarm. charlie sheen's ex, denise. new fears for her daughters. >> denise is worried about charlie getting violent. did prince william invite his exes to the royal wedding? and where we just found rihanna wigging out. we're on star watch. is mcconaughey's son


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