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as two helicopters worked in tandem carrying bags of rocks to fill holes in the oroville dam's emergency spillway authorities have lifted an evacuation order that forced nearly 200-thousand people from their homes.sot kory honea, butte county sheriffand while authorities believe the risk of a catastrophic collapse off the dam's emergency spillway has been
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averted, the sheriff of butte county warned residents they must remain on alert.sot in addition to filling the holes in the emergency spillway, the department of water resources has increased the amount of water released from the primary spillway. which has caused no additional damage that has reduced the level of the lake sot bill croyle/acting director, dept of water resourcesand while authorities believe the risk has been reduced to acceptable levels, they say this emergency repair is just the beginning of what's to come. with the all clear - the thousands of people who were evacuated - are now making their way home. kron four's alecia reid is live in yuba city - where she met with people who were forced from their homes. alecia, how relieved are everyone tonight?
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in washington- white house spokesman sean spicer says president trump is keeping a "close eye" on the public safety crisis in oroville."the situation is a textbook example of why we need to pursue a major infrastructure package in congress. dams, bridges, roads, and ports around the country have fallen into
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disrepair. in order to prevent the next disaster, we will pursue the president's vision of an overhaul of our nation's crumbling infrastructure. we hope everyone remains safe as the evacuations continue and we will be working alongside fema and appropriate government entities to make sure we are doing everything we can to tend to this matter." water levels in lake oroville have since receded, lessening the danger of catastrophic flooding. our coverage of the oroville dam crisis continues online... there are still some road closures in effect - creating lots of traffic tonight - as people return to their homes. for a list of road closures head to our website kron four dot com. we will also be posting traffic updates - you can received traffic alerts straight to your phone - by downloading the free kron four mobile app...and opting in for push alerts. although the evacuation orders have been lifted in oroville - there's still more rain headed for the area. let's check in with our chief meteorologist brittney shipp -
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who is closely monitoring the situation in oroville - brit, how much rain is headed that way? more rain in the forecast with a series of storms starting wednesday night.
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tonight, a bit of good news to report in the santa cruz mountains where a massive mudslide has closed northbound lanes of highway 17 for a week now. kron four's rob fladeboe is standing by live in scotts valley to bring us up to date on the story. rob???
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no earth was moved but there were signs on tuesday that crews are once again mobilizing to resume work on the rock and mud slide that has blocked the northbound lanes of highway 17 for a week. commuters meantime are bracing for more wet weather and so is the chp.sot officer trista drake/chpwork on the slide came to a halt last thursday after an accident involving a subcontractor killed one man and injured another. a spokesman for caltrans says a new safety
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plan demanded by cal osha is now in place. but the lane closures and 2-way trafffic in the southbound lanes will continue indefinitely.sot officer trista drake/chpwhile highway 17 is open, the number one alternative route, soquel-san jose road, is now closed due to another slide. commuters and locals alike are looking at detours of two hours or more.sots/mos commuterssoquel san jose road and virtually every other alternative route through the mountains are plagued by slides that could grow worse with more wet weather and there is a growing problem of people ignoring road closures. at their peril says the chp sot officer trista drake/chp
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in the north bay... california highway officials are rushing to stabilize highway 37 in marin county ahead of the strong storm expected to hit thursday. kron4's jeff pierce explains ... repair crews are planning to literally the road.
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the water that has kept highway 37 in marin closed has finally receded and today caltrans has begun assessing the damage to the roadway. crews have been going along that part of the roadway that was flooded, drilling out sections to take core samples. they actually use a circular drill to drill out a part of the highway itself, the pavement, that way we can examine the pavement to find out the extent of the damage. it is not a highly technical assessment.hit it with a hammer and if it has a good resonate ring to it, it's in good shape. if you hit it with a hammer and it's kind of a thud then you know the pavement probably should be replaced.caltrans is looking at a number of short term fixes.maybe adding a little pavement to raise the profile a bit, or actually going in putting in some light weight concrete underneath the road bed and new pavement on top of that.the pumps brought in to drain the flood waters are silent today and caltrans intends to replace the small diameter drainage pipes that made them necessary.we're
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going to be replacing them with either twenty four or twenty six inch drains so they'll be able to handle a lot more water.work on those temporary solutions have not even begun, so traffic will continue to crawl at the atherton road detour, a situation not soon remedied. it's going to start raining again tomorrow night so that'll just put us back to square one.on highway 37 in marin county jeff pierce kron four news. a mysterious white light - illuminating the bay area sky - did you see it? coming up on kron four news - we investigate what it was...after getting several reports from kron four viewers wondering about it. plus, president trump's national security adviser is out... new details tonight about michael flynn's abrupt resignation. and next, a road rage incident in the east bay - turns deadly. we are hearing from the victim's family - as the search continues for a gunman. that story - after the break.
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the wife a deadly road rage shooting incident is asking for the public's help in identifying the person who killed him she says she was in the car with their two children when the shooting occurred. she describes the terrorfying incident to kron4's haaziq madyun "he was the love of my life, my best friend, my everything" leilani millard is referring to her husband 45-year-old wardell taliaferro. he was the victim of a deadly road rage shooting incident just before 10pm sunday night here on marina blvd in san leandro."we
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were in our car driving to a friend's house" his wife and their two small children were in the car when taliafeero got into a verbal altercation with someone in another vehicle"he got a little irritated because one of the cars behind us was tailgating a little too close" when the two vehicles reached the intesection of marina blvd and verna court the altercation escalated"they sped up, said you want some more? then they just started firing, they caught him in the head and in the shoulder and he was gone right then and there"thinking quickly, leilani grabbed the steering wheel...."i pushed him out of the way, got underneath him so i could drive with one foot, but by the time we got there he was already gone"wardell taliaferro's family is having a difficult time trying to make sense of his sudden loss of life"he is my older brother, he was a very giving
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man, a very loved man...he is just going to be missed"san leandro police say they have very few leads on the shooter in this case"we have no leads, anybody who was in the intersection please come forward"if you have any information on the shooting death of wardell taliaferro...san leandro police would like to hear from you...in san leandro haaziq madyun kron4news c-h-p investigators are now looking into why a car hit and killed a pedestrian this morning... it happened in cherry-land in the hayward area of unincorporated alameda county. officers say a white honda officers say a white honda was travelling west on hampton road near
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boston road when it hit the person who was in the road. the driver remained on scene. the area has since re- opened to traffic. the victim's identiy has not been released. a woman suspected in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian in petaluma over the weekend surrendered to police this morning. this is video from shortly after the collision. officers say 48-year-old june humphrey of petaluma was arrested in connection with the death of 70-year-old linda bartizal. bartizal was struck by a van around 7:30 saturday night in the intersection of south mcdowell boulevard and caulfield lane. she died a short time later at the hospital. humphrey has been arrested on suspicious of felony hit and run. getting to lake tahoe this week is going to be more difficult after a series of mudslides on highway 50. this is video of crews working to clear three major slides and several smaller ones along a 30 mile stretch in el
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dorado county. no word on when that highway will reopen. to the north, interstate 80 has also seen intermittent closures because of heavy snow and mudslides. taking a closer look outside... where it may feel like spring, but we're due for another winter storm. meteorologist brittany ship is here to run it down for us. more rain in the forecast with a series of storms starting
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wednesday night.
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everybody grab your pillows! because in about a half hour the great san francisco valentine's day pillow fight begins. it kicks off at the justin herman plaza just before 6 p-m and everyone is welcome. take a look at the scene from last year's event. organizers tell participants to only hit other people armed with pillows...and encourage synthetic pillows because ones
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with feathers cause a bigger mess. it costs the city about 5-thousand-dollars a year to clean up the mess left behind. still ahead... we are now learning just how powerful last year's el nino - really was...and how climate change is changing our beaches. the sobering report...coming up. and next, it's been one year - since authorities in the east bay - saved a baby horse that fell more than 100 feet in a ravine. we've got an update on this story - next.
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we have an update now to share - on a story we covered last valentines day. you may remember this story --- a year ago today... a newborn baby horse was rescued from an east bay ravine. these are images from when the incident happened... the horse - which has been named 'valentine' - was found 150- feet down a ravine in fremont off of morrison canyon road. after crews were able to
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rescue him - he was in pretty bad shape. valetine had a broken hip and pelvis.... eventually - his owner came forward but surrendered him to the city of fremont. about a month later - valentine was able to find his forever home. he was taken to a home near chico. and today - the fremont police department tweeted this video of valentine. you can see how big he has gotten - and how he's been able to make a full recovery. president trump's national security adviser - abruptly steps down. still ahead on kron four news at five. there are still a lot of questions surrounding michael flynns forced resignation. what the white house is saying.. - after the break. plus, more on our top story - mandatory evacuation orders lifted for thousands of people near the oroville spillway.
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what we are learning about the situation now.
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easy to use chase technology for whatever you're trying to master. now at 5:30... an update to a story we've been following since last week... we told you at the top of the show -- a mandatory
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evaucation for nearly 200- thousand people who live below the nation's tallest damn - has been lifted. today authorities determined the risk of a catastrophic collapse of the oroville dam's damaged spillway - had been significantly reduced. and we have just learned - that federal aid - has been approved to support the rebuilding of the oroville dam and help the affected communities. last week, governor jerry brown requested a presidential disaster declaration for california... to reinforce recovery efforts following january storms that caused flooding, mudslides, power outages and damaged critical infrastructure across the state. the governor thanked fema for moving quickly, saying "the federal aid will get money and resources where it's needed most." last year's el nino is now
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being called the most powerful weather event of its kind ever recorded. the u=s=g=s says california's coastline suffered erosion to a degree never seen before,and it may never recover, natpounding waves and crumbling cliffs.the winter of 2015-16 saw the pacific ocean crashing into businesses ... destroying decades=old icons the uss palo alto, otherwise known as the cement ship ... is founderingthe researchers focused on seasonal changes on 29 beaches along about 12=hundred miles of the west coast they used 3-d surface maps, gps topographic surveys and measurements of sand levels along with wave and water level data from each beach between 1997 and 2016. the average erosion was 76 percent above average, way above the previous record of 49 percent.natlast year's el nino generated unusually powerful waves.monitoring
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buoys at point reyes and monterey reported historic high numbers.and nowhere are the results more evident than in the cliffisde community of pacifica ... as we reported in january of last yearwith each wave and each el niqo driven storm, more and more of this retaining wall meaning bad news for these apartments in the manor district of pacifica. historically, beaches rebuild themselves during la nina years...mainly though river runoff.but the u=s=g=s says climate change is interrupting that cycle.global warming means el ninos will occur more frequently and they will be stronger.and california rainfall, reducing river all of that, for the along the nat more rain in the forecast with
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a series of storms starting wednesday night.
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a major blow to president trump's administration... after just a few weeks in thw white house. his national security advisor michael flynn abruptly ended his brief tenure last night after questions about his contacts with russia reached a fever pitch. with more on the firestorm and the fallout ... reporter kristen holmes is in washington with the latest. president trump's embattled national security adviser is
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out...sean spicer/white house press secretary: "evolving and eroding trust... is what led to the president asking for resignation of michael flynn" after revelations he misled vice president pence and other white house officials about a conversation with the russian ambassador concerning us sanctions against russia -- before president trump took office. the vice president then vouching for flynn on national television: vice president mike pence: "those converstations that happened to occur around the time that the united states took actions to expel diplomats had nothing whatsoever to do with those sanctions."now evidence emerging today--reports the justice department warned the white house álast monthá that sanctions were rasied during that conversation and flynn could be vulnerable to russian blackmail.sean spicer/white house press secretary: "immediately after department of justice notified the white house council the white house council of briefed president and small group of advisers." yet trump saying this while the controversy was unfolding friday:pres. donald trump:"i don't know about that, i
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haven't seen it."the white house attempting to clarify his answer today. sean spicer/white house press secretary: "he was asked specifically about was he aware of the washington post story he hadn't seen that at the time." lawmakers on both sides now calling for an investigation.rep. adam schiff/-d- california: "we need a thorough investigation." senator lindsey graham/-r- south carolina: "i want to know, did general flynn do this by himself or was he directed by somebody to do it?" in washington i'm kristen holmes. one mexican leader wants his country to stop buying corn from the united states.the mexican senator plans to introduce a bill to buy corn from brazil and argentina instead of the u-s.that move could hurt american farmers. . . in 2015... mexico bought two-point-four billion dollars worth of corn from the u-s. threats of a corn boycott are in response to president trump's tough stances on the border with mexico... and the north american free trade
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agreement. the president blames nafta for sending manufacturing jobs to mexico. still ahead... a bay area adoption agency suddenly closes - leaving people with a lot of questions and without a lot of money. what they now want others to know. but first, nearly 4 decades later - a jury convicts a man for the kidnapping and murder of a six- year-old back in 1979. hear from patz family who finally has closure. on wallstreet... bank stocks jumped today, riding hopes that bigger profits are ahead, and u.s. indexes again pushed to record highs. the dow rose 92 points. the nasdaq... jumped more than 18 points. and the s&p... added 9 points.
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the family of etan patz....a little boy who disappeared in new york city 37-years-ago... now finally has some closure. today...their son's killer....pedro hernandez was found guilty of murder and kidnapping after nine days of jury deliberations. hernandez confessed in 20-12 after a tip from his brother-in-law to police. pedro hernanédez confessed...telling police he was working as a store clerk and lured etan into his shop...on the first day his parents let him walk to school alone. hernandez' lawyers
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claimed it was a forced confession...and the first trial ended in a deadlock. etan's father was there today to hear the conclusion to the second trail...a guilty verdict. ..."she's the case of etan patz became well known nationally. he was one of the first missing children whose face was put on milk cartons. flying a plane continues to get harrison ford in trouble. the hollywood actor is reportedly involved in a serious run-in with american airlines in orange county. ford was told to land on a runaway at john wayne airport... but the
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experienced pilot landed on a parallel taxiway flying over a plane holding 110 pasengers. the american airlines jet was able to depart to dallas minutes later. last year the 72-year-old actor crashed a vintage plane on a southern california golf course. coming up, oakland is fighting to keep the raiders from moving to las vegas... kron 4's mark carpenter spoke to one of the power brokers who helped bring the raiders back from los angeles in the 1990s.... how the current struggle is eerily similar to what unfolded more than 20 years ago.
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more than 2 hundred thousand people are headed back to their homes near the oroville dam tonight. steve aveson is in the newsroom with what we are working on for kron 4 news at six.
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vicki... the news announced just a couple of hours ago.... the mandatory evacuation order has been lifted. now those two hundred thousand evacuees are headed home tonight. but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done on that spill way to sure it up. and more rain is in the forecast for later this week. we will have live reports tonight on kron 4 news at six. vicki now back to you. it's a tenuous time for the oakland raiders... nfl owners could approve the team's relocation to las vegas as early as next month. in the meantime, the city of oakland and the ronnie lott investment group are doing what they can to keep the team from leaving. but it's not the first time, there's been a battle to rescue the raiders. mark carpenter spoke to someone who fought to bring the team back in the 1990s.... and joins us with the details. mark? before this current custody battle, there was the
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tussle to bring the raiders back from los angels. a man who played an important role in all that was don perata. he's spent much of his career in public service. as the former california senate president pro temp and the chair of the alameda county board of supervisors, he knows how difficult it can be to bargain with a pro football team... and said this ordeal is similar to what unfolded in the mid-1990s. "it wasn't easy because of a lot of what they wanted, we weren't quite sure we could do. we were always mindful of the risk associated, the financial risk associated with this. so it was by no means, just we decided to do it and we did it and if you wanted to find a negotiating partner worse than al davis, i don't know where you'd look." and despite having to hammer out a deal with a bulldog of a negotiator in al davis, oakland and the raiders somehow found a way... and brought the silver and black back to the coliseum. fast forward to today-- there is a new struggle. unlike 20- years-ago, the raiders áwant to leave... and perata
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thinks city officials haven't done enough to convince them to stay. "i think we have to fight a little harder than we have right now and there's been too much temerity to do that. people, they're timid about fighting for something that maybe is not politically correct. again, if it ain't worth doing than don't do it.' yet-- perata believes oakland has a promising option in the plan proposed by ronnie lott's investment group the only problem is getting raiders owner mark davis to listen. but he may eventually come to the negotiating table if he can't find a way to replace sheldon adelson and if the league decides to step in."it would take some of the old bulls in the nfl to say we don't want to go to vegas and they owe something, they didn't very much care for al davis, he was a scourge. but we owe something to oakland and we owe something to a group of guys that put a deal together that are part of our family. they used to work for us, they
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are in our hall of fame...you do that, then i think the deal could come." the nfl owners are expected to discuss and possibly vote on the raiders project when they meet in march. perata thinks the league will decide to postpone a decision on this issue to a later date. more rain in the forecast with a series of storms starting wednesday night.
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take a look at this... penguins at a california aquarium celebrating valentine's day this morning. biologist piper dwight handed out red hearts to 14 african penguins. the
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hearts were adorned with messages like "you are the water beneath my wings." the penguins will the penguins will use them to decorate their nests. animals experts say the hearts will encourage breeding and bonding by penguin couples. coming up next, bay area families are out tens of thousands of dollars after an adoption agency goes bankrupt. see what one family is doing after getting the news that their adoption won't be going through.
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a family on the peninsula..say they are out thousands of dollars. an adoption agency...helping them search for a child, suddenly closed..after filing bankruptcy. kron 4's jr stone talked to the couple .. they say now..they have to start all over. sot i wish i had some piece of advice to give those out there who are considering adoption. we thought we did what we needed to do. we thought we did our research. we thought we chose the best one out there but low and behold.yes low and behold the adoption agency chosen by james raycraft and his husband mark went bankrupt. the same agency the couple had used to adopt their daughter malia closed shop overnight. heartbreaking to the small family and to four year old malia. sot are you excited to be a big sister.yea..did you want a baby brother or baby sister? a baby brotherthe agency that closed was called the independent adoption
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center, based out of concord. they were one of the biggest adoption agency's in the country. sot we looked at other agencies and they were licensed in most states so we thought we were going with a refutable agency.mark and james been together for 15 years and married since 2013. they love their daughter, who always seems to be up for a game of hopscotch, but have been a bit shaken by the closure of the independent adoption agency. they took a serious financial hit.sot we're probably about 25- thousand out. starting from scratch to be honest. we have to find another agency. start saving our money. we don't have the cash to start over immediately so that's a process for us.james and mark say they are trying not to get discouraged. it may take time but they do plan on growing their family and making malia a big sister.
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that wraps up kron 4 news at 5. vicki liviakis joins steve aveson for kron 4 news at six. thank you grant... next at six... the evacuation order has been lifted... and residents who live near the oroville dam are on the way home. tonight... the latest on the effort to repair the damage spillway before the next storm. and there could be bad news for perspective home buyers... why the price of money could be going up. kron 4 news at six is next.
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evacuees are heading home tonight in oroville as officials lower the threat level of a disaster from the oroville dam spillway. good evening i'm steve aveson. and i'm vicki liviakis... pam moore is on assignment. we do have a new development tonight... not just the change with the evacuation order. just about 45 minutes ago... governor jerry brown announced the state's request for federal aid has been approved. he made the request over the weekend as oroville dam crisis worsened and potential for monumental disaster increased. so help is on the way tonight from washington. it remains to be seen what exactly the government is providing. this comes as crews are feverishly working to shore up the crumbling spillway. it is that spillway that we have been focusing on and has had all eyes on oroville. this
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shows you where it is relative to the bay area. kron four's dan kerman is at the command post in oroville tonight... with why the decision was made to let tens of thousands of people to return home. dan. sot kory honea, butte county sheriff 00-09tuesday afternoon, authorities lifted a mandatory evacuation order for those living downstream of the oroville dam saying risks of a catastrophic collapse off the dam's emergency spillway has been reduced significantly. sotas the evacuation order was lifted two helicopters worked in tandem carrying bags of
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rocks to fill holes in the oroville dam's emergency spillway authorities say this should be completed in time for the coming stormsot bill croyle/acting director, dept of water resources 53-106added to that, increased water releases from the primary spillway. which has caused no additional damage has dramatically reduced the level of the lake in anticipation of the coming stormssot150/not going to stop
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some oroville residents clearly decided not to leave their homes at all. they are trying to remain optimistic the spillway will hold.happen." just to repeat... the
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mandatory evacuation order is no longer in effect... it is now a warning. this means while the danger may not be as immediate... people should still be on alert. now while there may be thousands of happy residents who can return home... officials are still working on draining lake oroville. they need to drop the level by 50 feet... that is why we are seeing all that water rushing down the spillway. grant lodes is tracking that part of the story for us. this is a race against the clock at the oroville dam. state officials want to drop the water level to avoid flooding from the next round of storms expected to move in later this week. the state
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has been updating the level at the lake every hour. at 4 o'clock this morning, it was 890-feet. at noon it had dropped and was down to 887-feet. and just an hour ago... it came in at...885 feet...so it's steadily going down. the goal to drain it by 50 feet...before the storms roll in thursday...so they have about another 30 to go. to get there... they are releasing an incredible 100-thousand cubic feet of water every second. the update we received this afternoon made it sound like more water will be going out than coming in when the rain arrives. by lowering the level, they hope to keep the water from rising...once again top the dam...and need to go down the
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emergency spillway. that spillway has been getting all attention because if it fails... a 30 foot wall of water could be rushing the down the feather river. in washington- white house spokesman sean spicer says president donald trump is keeping a "close eye" on the public safety crisis caused by the damaged oroville dam."the situation is a textbook example of why we need to pursue a major infrastructure package in congress. dams, bridges, roads, and ports around the country have fallen into disrepair. in order to prevent the next disaster, we will pursue the president's vision of an overhaul of our nation's crumbling infrastructure. we hope everyone remains safe as the evacuations continue and we will be working alongside fema and appropriate government entities to make sure we are doing everything we can to tend to this matter." water levels in the lake
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behind oroville dam have since receded, lessening the danger of catastrophic flooding. the kron four website and facebook page are constantly updating the developments out of oroville. we have a section called "what you need to know" on kron four dot com. it has the latest updates as well as a timeline of all the events. more rain in the forecast with a series of storms starting wednesday night.
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in the east bay... the wife a deadly road rage shooting victim is asking for the public's help in identifying the person who killed him she says she was in the car with their two children when the shooting occurred. she describes the terrorfying incident to
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kron4's haaziq madyun two small children in the car when their father was the victim of a deadly road rage shooting"one is three months, the other is five, this is not something you want them to see" 45-year-old wardell taliaferro was in the driver's seat on marina blvd in san leandro sunday night when shouting match started with a driver in another vehicle. his wife says she was in the car tending to the children and not paying attention to the argument"i just don't understand what all the craziness was about, i don't understand what he could have said or done to make someone want to have somebody fire at him and kill him""we are very thankful no one else in that car was hurt, physically hurt"san leandro police lt. rick decosta says investigators are trying to develop leads on the shooter "we don't have much at this
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point, detectives are working on that right now"millard says she and taliaferro have been together for over 17-years and raised three children togther "he was always trying to do for somebody and provide for his family, for sure, always, it is not something that they are ever going to forget, my son he loved his dad and he stands around waiting for him to come home, he doesn't comprehend what happened"the family is asking for the community's help to find wardell taliaferro's killer. his wife says there were a lot people at the shooting location at just before 10pm sunday night"anybody who was in the intersection, anyone who was around please come forward"in san leandro haaziq madyun kron4news it has been one of the biggest trouble spots in the bay area because of the recent storms. a look at the repair work going on at one of the north bay's major highways. and what was it? we have answer tonight about the mysterious line seen streaking across the sky in the bay area. plus it has caused problems for days in the santa cruz mountains. a large slide blocking lanes.
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tonight the work is resuming... findout when traffic may be back to normal. ♪ ♪ the hydrogen fueled mirai. its only emission is water. toyota. let's go places.
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when you find something worth waiting for, we'll help you invest to protect it for the future. financial guidance while you're mastering life. from chase, so you can. drivers who have to use highway 17 for their commute through the santa cruz mountains have been dealing with all kinds of headaches. it started last friday... when work to clear a slide stopped because of a deadly accident involving a worker. ááááá tonight you can almost here commuters cheering all the way from santa cruz to
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silicon valley. that'sbecause work is once again underway on the mudslide that is blocking the northbound lanes.áááá kron four's rob fladeboe has details on that and on a new problem for one of the atlernative routes for highway 17 commuters. ááátake pkgáááno earth was moved but there were signs on tuesday that crews are once again mobilizing to resume work on the rock and mud slide that has blocked the northbound lanes of highway 17 for a week. commuters meantime are bracing for more wet weather and so is the chp. sot officer trista drake/chp work on the slide came to a halt last thursday after an accident involving a subcontractor killed one man and injured another. a spokesman for caltrans says a new safety plan demanded by cal osha is now in place. but the lane closures and 2-way trafffic in the southbound lanes will continue indefinitely.sot officer trista drake/chpwhile highway
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17 is open, the number one alternative route, soquel-san jose road, is now closed due to another slide. commuters and locals alike are looking at detours of two hours or more.sots/mos commuterssoquel san jose road and virtually every other alternative route through the mountains are plagued by slides that could grow worse with more wet weather and there is a growing problem of people ignoring road closures. at their peril says the chpsot officer trista drake/chp
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in the north bay... highway 37 remains closed tonight. it flooded again last week... and caltrans is working on a fix. kron four went out to marin county today. we saw crews drilling out sections to figure out what kind of damage the water did to the roadway. for now, caltrans is considering a short-term solution to keep it from flooding agin. one option being considered... raising the level of the roadway with
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some concrete and paving over it. a dangerous situation for parts of sacramento county... where crews are working around the clock to repair a very unstable levee. we've seen the result of the broken dam in oroville... and officials are trying to avoid that situation at tyler island. this area is just north of highway-12 in southern sacramento. officials say the levee gave way on monday morning... and water hasn't come through the other side yet... but residents in tyler island and walnut grove...and also hundreds of acres of farmland...are in danger of mass flooding. officials are not clear exactly what has caused the levee break and are investigating... but say that the recent wet weather hasn't helped. for those residents living in the waters pathway... evacuations are in place but are voluntary for now.
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early this morning - kron four viewers saw a mysterious white light streak across the sky. and then a few hours later - there were reports of another sighting. for awhile it was unclear the origin of the incident. one viewer reached out to kron four and sent us this video. we talked with him earlier today about what he saw. sot/tc: the navy confirmed in an email to kron four that early this morning, they launched two trident 2 missilies.
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they are part of a reoccuring testing system. just this past weekend, north korea launched a missile which is against u-n resolutions. however, the military said today's launch was not in retaliation. more rain in the forecast with a series of storms starting wednesday night.
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h-i-v infections in the united states are on a steady decline. the centers for disease control and prevention released new numbers today. it shows that new infections dropped by nearly 18-percent over six years. the number of new cases has been falling for years. . . the c-d-c recently began taking blood test results. . . to better track infections. people were previously counted only after being diagnosed with the
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aids virus. . . but that could take up to months or years after contracting h-i-v. the white house is reeling tonight. the fallout from michael flynn's resingation and the questions about who knew about his contact with russia. plus need a loan? looking to buy a house and need a mortgage? why it may soon cost you a little more to borrow money from the bank. promo to
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the stock market usually has a strong reaction anytime the federal reserve hints a rate change is on the horizon. the dow jones industrials rose by 92 points today... closing at an all-time high. the nasdaq gained 18. the s-and-p 500 picked up 9. good news for volkswagen owners effected by the company's emissions scandal. a san francisco federal judge has approved a one-point-two billion dollar deal that will compensate roughly 78-thousand car owners. a u-s district judge congratulated volkswagen attorney's and car owners on what he called 'a complicated deal'. the company previously agreed to spend up to ten billion dollars buying back or repairing nearly 475- thousand volkswagens. the family of etan patz....a little boy who disappeared in new york city 37-years-ago... now finally has some closure tonight. their son's suspected killer....pedro
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hernandez was found guilty of murder and kidnapping after just nine days of jury deliberations. etan patz was the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. hernandez confesses in 20-12 that he was working as a store clerk and lured etan into his shop the first day his parents let him walk to school alone. his lawyers claimed it was a forced confession...and in the first trial convinced jury enough to end in a deadlock. etan's father was there today to hear the conclusion to the second trail...a guilty verdict. ..."she's at the time...the case prompted partents to stop letting their children play outside alone.
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he's out... now comes the fallout. the questions swirling around the white house after michael flynn resigned as national security adviser. and could kellyanne conway be next? what a government watchdog group is demanding after she promoted ivanka trump's products on television. just how much are people spending on valentine's day. your first hint... it is in the billions. see where all that money is going to win over the affection of significant others.
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thousands of people who were evacuated - are now making their way home. kron four's alecia reid is live in yuba city - where she met with people who were forced from their homes. alecia, how relieved are those folks tonight?
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no earth was moved but there were signs on tuesday that crews are once again
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mobilizing to resume work on the rock and mud slide that has blocked the northbound lanes of highway 17 for a week. commuters meantime are bracing for more wet weather and so is the chp.sot officer trista drake/chpwork on the slide came to a halt last thursday after an accident involving a subcontractor killed one man and injured another. a spokesman for caltrans says a new safety plan demanded by cal osha is now in place. but the lane closures and 2-way trafffic in the southbound lanes will continue indefinitely.
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the white house is putting the blame squarely on former national security adviser michael flynn... for misleading the administration about his call with the russian ambassador. and the white house insisted the
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president was not misleading reporters himself.. when he maintained he didn't know about the story. jim acosta with our partners at c- n-n has the fallout from washington. nats: spicer walks outone day after the trump administration offered conflicting stories about the fate of now former national security adviser michael flynn... the white house tried to give one simple explanation: flynn lost the trust of the president... and it was time to go.spicer: "the eroding level of trust as a result of this situation in a series of other questionable instances is what led the president to ask for general flynn's resignation."white house press secretary sean spicer says... it was flynn who sealed his own fate.. by misleading top administration officials... including the vice president... about his phone conversation about sanctions against russia.. with the russian ambassador... during the transition.but spicer declined to say whether flynn had intentionally lied about the call.spicer: "i don't know that it was intentional he may have just forgotten, but i think at some
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point trust isn't just- acosta: isn't that a weird thing to forget in a conversation? spicer: that's the point jim, is that some point that trust eroded to a point where the president did not feel comfortable with him serving in that position and asked for and received his resignation"in his resignation letter... flynn would only say "he inadvertently briefed the vice president elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the russian ambassador."the white house says there were questions about flynn's story.on january 26th the justice department relayed its concerns about the call to white house counsel don mcgahn... who informed the president.spicer deflected questions about what the president knew.. and when he knew it... by claiming mr. trump had been tough on russia. spicer: the irony of this entire situation is that the president has been incredibly tough on russia."jim acosta, cnn: "to a lot of americans, it seems this president has not been tough on russia. how can you say that?"spicer "i think there's a difference between the president wanting to have and an understanding of how a good relationship with russia can help us defeat isis and terrorism throughout the world. look, the obama administration tried to have a reset. they failed."clearly frustrated by the spectacle... top republicans say flynn had no other choice.rep. paul ryan, r- house speaker:"you cannot have a national
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security advisor misleading the vice president and others. so i think the president was right to ask for his and i believe it's, it was the right thing to do" when asked whether trump aides had contact with the russians during the campaign.. one of the crucial lingering questions for the president... press secretary sean spicer... said he could not say one way or the other. top white house advisor kellyanne conway is also in hot water tonight. the office of government ethics say she should be investigated. last week during a television interview, conway told viewers to "go buy ivanka's stuff." that is reference to the clothing line of president trump's daughter. her comments came just one day after the president criticized nordstrom for dropping ivanka's products. in a letter to the white house, the director of the ethics office says there is "strong reason to believe" conway violated ethics standards. it suggests the administration consider
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disciplinary action against her. first lady melania trump announced white house tours are back.... after being put on hold. starting on march seventh the white house visitors office will open for public tours. anyone interested must be summitted through a member of congress. in previous administrations ... the obamas, bushes, and clintons had someone in charge of the visitors center early on in their tenure --- quickly opening the doors to the public.
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more rain in the forecast with a series of storms starting wednesday night. valentine's day is big business. we will tell you what the post popular gifts
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are for the holiday and just how much people are shelling out for their sweetheart. at at&t, we believe in access. the opportunity for everyone to explore a digital world. connecting with the things that matter most. and because nothing keeps us more connected than the internet, we've created access from at&t. california households with at least one resident who receives snap or ssi benefits
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may qualify for home internet at a discounted rate of $10 a month. no commitment, deposit, or installation fee. visit att.com/accessnow to learn more. valentine's day is a
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lovers holiday... and people spare no expense when it comes to gifts for their loved ones. in fact...
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this year's estimated spending for the holiday is 18-point-2 billion dollars! the national retail federation projects u-s consumers will spend over 4-billion on jewelry alone... with another 2-billion on flowers....and you can't forget the candy. about one-billion will be cashed out on just sweets. then add the cards...clothes...and a nice evening out on the town. altogether...the average consumer will shell out about 136-dollars this year. in sports... a bizarre injury sidlines one major league pitcher for two months...... and speaking of baseball... the giants had their first workout of spring training... gary has that story... and all the sports... coming up
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spring training a's pitchers and catchers reported today and the giants had their first workout of spring after their pitchers and catcher reported yesterdaymark melancon the giants are spending $62 million for him to be their closer over the next four sesonsmatt cainis battling for that 5th spot in the starting rotation after a dissapointing and injury- ridden season in which he was left off the postseason roster matt moore he figures to be a very solid #4 starter behind bumgarner, cueto and samardzija and bumgarner will again be the ace of what will be a very deep rotationposition players officialy report thursday although quite a few are already in scottsdale a bizarre and unfortunate turn for one royals pitcherkansas city reliever brian flynn will miss eight weeks after breaking a rib and fracturing three verebrea after falling through a barn roofthe 26-year- old left-hander was working on
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his barn in oklahoma when the roof gave in and he took the spillflynn made 36 appearances last year, 35 coming in relief, and finished with a 1-2 record and 2.60 era. not everyone is happy with not everyone is happy with the warriors sending four players to sunday's nba all-star gamethe spurs lamarcus aldridge was left off the team for the first time in six seasons he didn't like the fact that four warriors steph curry, kevin durant, kay thompson and draymond green made the team and only one spur kawhi leonard did despite them having the 2nd best record in the nbatoday klay thompson was
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asked on jason whitlock's fox sports show how he felt about aldrige's complaints
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a big loss for the reigning nba champions... cavaliers forward kevin love is out for the next 6- weeks...due to surgery on his left knee. it's another hit to the cavs lineup... as j-r smith has been out with an injured thumb. this year-- love has been averaging 20-points and 11-rebounds. if he does return as scheduled, he'll have about two weeks to get ready for the playoffs. this is a new one for tom brady"zoo atlanta" lost a bet with another zoo in the new endland area the loser had
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to name one of it's animals after the winning team's quarterbacksoo "zoo atlanta" decided to name one of its madagasgar hissing cockroaches after brady and it was the smallest one the baby of the bunchbrady and the patriots came back from a 25-point deficit to defeat atlanta 34-28 in overtime to win the team's fifth super bowl title. this one from the national university of irelandhurdler aengus meldon was leading his race coming around the final turn when a giant rubber band from a pole vaunt practice bar nearby fell onto the course and got tangled up with his feetit cost meldon a preliminary win in the irish universities athletics association indoor championships' 800-meter hurdles
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