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however, it is threatening 300 homes. it has scored nearly 16-thousand acres and is only 5-percent contained. cal fire officials say crews from all over the state are battling the blaze... but the elements are working against them. jerry fernandez/cal fire: "it's a wind driven fire, slope driven fire. there's steep rugged terrain. it's inaccessible in some areas. its very dangerous to put fire fighting personnel in there." (justine) you are looking at a time lapse video of the fire... from the bay area... the novato fire department is sending two strike teams to help. we have koby johns on the line - from cal fire. koby, want else can you tell us about this fire? kron four's charles clifford is also en
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route to the fire to meet with evacuees... he will bring us a live report coming up tonight at eight. (grant) this fire has really taken off... and crews are blaming the weather. chief meterologist brittney shipp joins us now - brit, what are the conditions looking like over there?
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the inland cooling trend that took place today will continue into tuesday with most locations seeing temperatures near seasonal averages. as the marine layer is forecast to deepen during the next few days, a return of late night and morning low clouds along with patchy fog can be expected through late week. (grant) and don't forget you can get the latest information on this fire... on our website kron four dot com. you can also download the free
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kron four mobile app to stay up-to-date with breaking news push alerts. (justine) another big story we are tracking for you tonight... bart's police chief - is now facing new criticism about a crime alert system for riders... (grant) as kron four's terisa estacio reports, the chief says he heard the complaints and is now taking action. carlos rojas, bart police chief. "we are always open to feedback" bart police chief addressing issues surrounding this - the crime mapping ap. launched in june, some riders found the ap showing where a crime occurred helpful. sot. oh, there was a knife in that attack. yet others wanted more - specifically, details about what happened in the crime. and they were upset, feeling bart was not being transparent about what was happening throughout the system. bart had in the past provided more information in police logs. alexandra allen. i think the more transparency the better. director macfarland. "i think it looked like we took away something, i trust that was not your motive, and now we
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are talking additional measures. on tuesday at a bart committee meeting, chief rojas informed directors they were bringing back the logs and would be working with the company that runs the crime mapping ap on ways to include more facts for riders. rojas. "there really isn' t another department doing this narrative, and we are willing to go back to that fashion. i think part of running a dept is open to feedback and make adjustments and make sure you are transparent. bo, rider. i think it is better this way, for sure. in oakland, terisa estacio (justine) in the meantime
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bart is saying tonight it will explore all avenues to begin recruiting officers. this comes after word the transit agency has th emoney for dozens more ...than they have on the streets. kron 4's dan kerman is live tonight at the coliseum bart station with more ask bart riders about how often they spot a police officer on a train or a platform or in a station and they say it's like finding a needle in a haystacksotand no wonder bart has confirmed their ranks are severely depleted of the 181 officers on patrol they are short 40 officers and the number of job applicants has dropped from nearly 3000 in 2013 to just under 700 in this year.sot carlos rojas/bart police chief 35-41i can't tell you why less people have applied to bartat a meeting of bart's operation safety and workforce committee, bart's new police chief carlos rojas explained there are looking to step up its recruitment efforts, and board members voiced support for that effortsot joel keller/bart board member 52-102 i hear all the time they want to see more officers on the trains and stations and parking lots and i recognize if you are understaffed that's
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a diffcult thing to accomplish so we need to give you the tools to do thatwith crime on the rise bart is paying officers overtime to work additional shifts to make up for the lack of officers.soti do believe we can make improvement in crime, but when you look at bart overall, i think crime is relatively low 126/relatively low (justine) in the east bay, a teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of killing a 20-year-old woman in may. police say allie sweitzer was shot multiple times at booker t. anderson junior park in richmond. it happened following a heated argument with at least one man. sweitzer was taken to a hospital where she later died. a 15-year-old boy from el cerrito was arrested last night for that shooting. police have not released any information on the teenager. (justine) in the east bay,
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a teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of killing a 20-year-old woman in may. police say allie sweitzer was shot multiple times at booker t. anderson junior park in richmond. it happened following a heated argument with at least one man. sweitzer was taken to a hospital where she later died. a 15-year-old boy from el cerrito was arrested last night for that shooting. police have not released any information on the teenager. (grant) there is heightened security tonight at a popular san francisco tourist spot after a photographer was shot and killed there... and the killers have not been caught... the shooting happened at twin peaks early sunday morning. 71-year-old edward french is a well known local photographer. polilce say, he was robbed of his camera, and shot and killed. his friends tell
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kron 4 news... he will be greatly missed.
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police scratching their heads. (grant) then, americans could soon be able to legally eat horse meat for dinner. the new bill that's making its way through congress. (justine) but first, fire crews are working to put out an active fire burning in saratoga... a live report - right after the break. i had frequent heartburn, but my doctor recommended...
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...prilosec otc 7 years ago, 5 years ago, last week. just 1 pill each morning, 24 hours and zero heartburn. it's been the number 1 doctor recommended brand for 10... ...straight years, and it's still recommended today. use as directed. (grant) the worst is over but crews are still working to contain a wild fire burning in the hills above saratoga.
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kron four's rob fladeboe is standing by live to bring us up to date on what's happening. rob? (rob live) as of right now the fire is still just 50- percent contained. no homes are threatened but there are still a lot of hot spots to contend with. investigators are tying to figure out what started the fire and they are consideringcharges against the pilot of a drone who they say put firefighters in peril. crews spent the day up there on that steep ridge off mount eden road cutting lines around the still smoldering fire. this was the scene on monday evening as firefighters quickly gained the upper hand. capt. ryan cronin/santa clara county fire dept.".....the weather is really cooperating, it's slowed the fire down, we had low humidity and now we're just digging into the duff and
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putting the fire out..."the fire burned away from homes but residents didn't know that when they got an urgent message to shelter in place to make way way for fire trucks and equipment staging on the twisting mountain roads through here.mike/resident ".....my wife called me and we wondered whether it was close to our home, we couldn't tell so they escorted her in and we learned it was close but not too close...."bulldozers are cutting lines through the heavy brush and with water scarce, crews are portable thousand gallon pumpkins like this one to get at those smoldering embers. the vineyards atop the ridge at mount eden winery proved to be a natural firebreak. there's some fire retardant on the vines but owner jeff patterson has other worries.jeff patterson/mount eden winery "....my main concern is that it was going to spread and take down the whole mountain. the fire happened right under a big power line so so they had to shut down the electricity and we had to stop bottling....."there were no
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injuries but an investigation has begun into the flight of a drone in the fire zone that not only led to the grounding of a calfire helicopter but is said to have put firefighters lives at risk...captain ryan cronin"....without that helicopter, out crews had to fight a finger of flames that was burning downhill and doing that at night is very dangerous and our crews were in peril....." (rob live) flying a drone over an active fire zone is a misdemeanor and charges are possible in this case. the cause of the fire is also
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under investigation. at least one residents suspects those power lines may have something to do with it since the area is virtually inaccessible on the ground. live in saratoga rob fladeboe kron 4 news (justine) in santa barbara county... the "whittier fire" has burned more than 18- thousand acres... since it started on july 8. the fire has destroyed 46 stuctures... including 16 homes. the fire is now 62- percent contained. more than 2-thousand firefighters are still working to contain the fire. (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meterologist brittney shipp.
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the inland cooling trend that took place today will continue into tuesday with most locations seeing temperatures near seasonal averages. as the marine layer is forecast to deepen during the next few days, a return of late night and morning low clouds along with patchy fog can be expected through late week.
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(grant) it is a burglary that sounds like something out of a hollywood movie. a pair of alleged theives broke into this verizon wireless store in cupertino, taking more than $139-thousand dollars worth of cellphones and other electronic devices. this eas yesterday just before 6am. police say the suspects disabled the store alarm and surveillance cameras... and did not stop there...
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"deputies arrived and discovered the suspects cut their way into the ceiling, dropped down, using power tools, they were able to cut through a metal door and get into the inventory storage room and left the building with approximately 189-devices, apple cellphones, samsung cellphones. this is definitely an unusually act. we are told through verizon that this has happened maybe in some other places in the bay area"> (grant) a short time after the burglary, tracking devices in the stolen items allegedly led police to two men driving away from the store. police say the crooks are 40-year-old tan nguyen of san jose and 38-year-old marc tran of american canyon. they are now under arrest. (justine) happening now... a youth soccer organization is scrambling after losing all of its equipment. the american youth soccer organization in daly city had its storage unit vandalised over the weekend. the storage pod was at westmoor high school in daly
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city. a-y-s-o officials say all of the equipment, snacks and the first aid supplies were taken. it is a non-profit, volunteer run organization. the fall leagues starts in just two weeks. a go-fund-me page has been started to help them purchase new supplies...to help out, you can find that link on kron4.com. (justine) two u-c berkeley students have been arrested for vandalism. police say ismael chamu and peter estrada spray-painted graffiti against police officers and white people.. near the campus. police say the two vandalized people's cars and fences south of the university's main campus late last month. they have been charged with felony vandalism and misdemeanor possession of tools to commit vandalism or graffiti. berkeley police are recommending the two be charged with hate crimes. (grant) google wants to prevent another massive phishing attack like the one that targeted google docs users earlier this year. today...the local tech giant released new security protections. they're aimed
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at keeping users safe from unverified apps, or ones not officially approved. so now... if a web app is unverified by google and asks you to login with your google info... you'll see an warning screen with a red exclamation point. you can proceed with your google account by clicking the "advanced" button on the warning page. (grant) coming up, the trump administration suffering another major blow... when his campaign promise to repeal and replace obamacare came crashing down - again. a look at the future of the health care bill - next. then, "i always thought this stuff happens and it's a shame and never thought it would happen to me. i was not prepared at all." (justine) their newborn suddenly died from a virus... why these parents are warning other new parents... do not let anyone kiss your baby. (grant) and we are following a fast-moving wildfire that's currently burning in mariposa county - near the yosemite south
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enterance. you are looking at live aerials of the so-called 'detwiler fire'... evacuations are underway for the city of mariposa... the fl (justine) one of president
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trump's central campaign promises -- repealing and replacing obamacare -- is facing its largest hurdle yet. the latest senate health care bill appears to be dead in the water. (grant) the new plan: repeal now ... replace later. but the re- vamped effort is already getting pushback from some republican lawmakers. from our partners at cnn... kristen holmes has the latest. pres. donald trump: i'm certainly disappointed-- for seven years i've been hearing repeal and replace from congress. when we finally get a change to repeal and replace-- they don't take advantage of it.president trump acknowledging a crushing blow in his promise to repeal and replace obamacarethe bill imploding after simultaneous tweets monday night..from republican senators jerry moran and mike lee -- made it clear the votes needed for the bill to pass were simply not there. pres. donald trump: they were not disloyal-- they had their own reasons. i was very surprised. the
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president-- sending mixed messages on what's next-- from letting the system failpres. donald trump: i've been saying for a long time-- let obamacare fail and then everybody is going to have to come together and fix it-- come up with a new plan.to calling for it's immediate repeal-- without a clear replacement plan in place. majority leader mitch mcconnell embraced the latter. sen. mitch mcconnell/-r- majority leader: some time in the near future we'll have a vote on repealing obamacare. but almost immediately that strategy was dead on arrival-- after three republican senators said they wouldn't entertain the idea of the repeal plansenate democrats -- calling on republicans to work with them.sen. chuck schumer/-d- minority leader: we democrats have held the door to bipartisanship open to our republican colleagues for months. it's time for republicans to walk through it. in washington, i'm kristen holmes. (grant) a dog is snatched off its san francisco porch... only to be found dead a few blocks away. what's to blame...(justine) then, horse meat you can eat ?
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a look at the proposed bill that's stirring up a lot of controversy.
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(grant ) at 5:30... we are following a fast-moving wildfire that's currently
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burning in mariposa county - near the yosemite south enterance. you are looking at live aerials of the so-called 'detwiler fire'... evacuations are underway for entire town of mariposa... the flames threatening 300 homes... and have burned nearly 20- thousand acres. kron four's charles clifford is in the sierra foothills near and will have live updates later tonight. and we'll be constantly updating this situation on kron4.com, facebook and twitter. (justine) a san francisco woman is opening up about a terrifying encounter over the weekend... ...when she witnessed a coyote grab and kill her dog.(grant) it happened on the dog owner's porch on aptos avenue in the ingleside neighborhood. the woman tells kron four's philippe djegal that coyote
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sightings are becoming more common in that area. (philippe)jodi kimel/witnessed attack- "i saw the coyote, like just come up to the steps." as jodi kimel was walking back into her house with her two dogs early sunday morning... one of them, a 13-year-old shih tzu, named bella, was whisked away by a coyote before reaching the door.jodi kimel/witnessed attack- "my husband saw the coyote carrying bella." jodi and her husband grabbed some flashlights and searched the neighborhood for the dog they rescued eight years ago. jodi kimel/witnessed attack- "and, as we looked west down toward san benito, we saw something laying on a neighbor's front lawn and it was, um, bella. who, thankfully, was not ripped apart. you know, she was in one piece, just looking, you know, like she was just sleeping on the front lawn." what concerns jodi the most though... is the unclear reason why the coyote snatched bella in the first place... because, right now, it appears it was done just for
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sport.jodi kimel/witnessed attack- "it was so senseless. i mean, if it was for food, why not follow through?" san francisco animal care and control says coyotes have been living in the area since the early 2000's. and, that there may be as many as 100 coyotes living in the city. jodi kimel/witnessed attack- "i mean, you can walk around the streets here and you'll find coyote's sitting on the front lawns of people, midday. two o'clock in the afternoon, taking a nap." animal care and control says it's officers make routine rounds through the ingleside neighborhood... and, that attacks on humans are rare, although they do happen.jodi kimel/witnessed attack- "it didn't care. i mean, whoever says coyotes stay away from the people and are only are only after small animals, i don't believe that anymore." animal care and control says rounding and relocating them is not on the table. in san philippe djegal, kron four news. (grant) a father dies... after rescuing his two children and four other kids
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from coyote creek in san jose. 35-year-old saul garcia drowned on sunday. several children were playing in the creek when they got swept away in the fast moving water. garcia and another adult jumped in the water to help them, but garcia did not make it out. police say the area where the kids were playing is shallow near the shore and then makes a sudden drop. a go-fund-me page has been set up for the family. that lithat's on our website at kron four dot com. (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meterologist brittney shipp. the inland cooling trend that took place today will continue into tuesday with most locations seeing temperatures near seasonal averages. as the marine layer is forecast to deepen during the next few days, a return of late night and
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morning low clouds along with patchy fog can be expected through late week. (grant) (grant) there could soon
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be a new meat option on the menu.(justine) a house panel has voted to reverse a ban on slaughtering horses at meat processing plants. the vote came as the panel approved a department of agriculture funding bill. it is currently illegal to sell, serve or distribute meat that has not been inspected. so to enforce the ban... the agriculture department is not allowed to send inspectors to meat plants that slaughter horses. the slaughter ban has been in force for more than ten years. (grant) still ahead... a bride-to-be murdered by police. what we are leanring about the minnesota officer... who shot and killed the woman - who had called police to report a crime.
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later, the circumstances of the shooting are still a mystery. "justine was a beacon to all of us, we only ask that the light of justice shines down on the circumstances of her death.' forty year old justine damond was killed one month before her intended wedding day.the australian native moved to minneapolis to be with her fiance. at 11:30 saturday, she called to report a possible sexual assault.two officers responded, including mohammed noor, a somali immigrant with two years experience.witnesses say he was in the passenger seat while the woman was talking to his partner ... and for an as yet unexpained reason he leaned across and shot her in the abdomen. according to some reports, his partner was shocked at noor's action.neither officer turned on his body camera, a direct violation of department rules, "i have the same questions everyone else does. why weren't the body cameras on? what happened in the shooting? those are burning questions we all want the answers to. " both officers are on administrative leave.the shooting is the subject of an independent investigation.noor says he's devastated at the loss.he says he was proud so
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be one of the few somali=americans in the minneapolis p=dlocal somalis are proud of him, too. "when he joined the force everyone was excited. we're always excited when police officers look like the people that they serve." (justine) noor's partner, matthew harrity, told investigators he was startled by a loud sound near their squad vehicle right before damond approached the car on his side. police are also looking for wutness. (justine) an 18 day old baby died today..after doctors believe someone kissed her. at a week old, mariana sifrit of iowa... stopped eating and did not respond when her parents tried to wake her. they rushed her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with a deadly form of meningitis caused by h-s-v- 1... doctors believe she got it from a kiss. h-s-v-1 is the same herpes virus that
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causes cold sores, and only rarely does it lead to viral meningitis, which causes the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord to become enflamed. both parents tested negative for the virus...meaning the newborn likely got it from a visitor. before the baby passed away... her mother wanted to share this warning. nicole: "keep your babies isolated. don't let just anyone come visit them. make sure they are constantly washing their hands. don't let people kiss your baby and make sure they ask before they pick up your baby."(justine) babies younger than 1 month ...are more likely to develop severe illness when diagnosed with viral meningitis, according to the c-d-c. which also advises parents to be particularly careful during the first months of a baby's life. (grant) still ahead... a man survives after being swept away by a flash flood in arizona - that killed nine people. how he says he made it out it alive.
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san francisco is taking a new approach on how it will be dealing with a rapidly growing marijuana
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business. let's check in now with steve aveson in the newsroom. ( steve ) ( steve ) san francisco city leaders know that recreational marijuana is coming ... so to prepare... it is creating the "office of cannabis" what this new department will do and how much is the city spending to get it going. we'll have that story for you tonight at six.( steve ) and we have our eye on the detwiler fire near yosemite... and the evacuation of the nearby town mariposa. we'll have an update on the firefight at the top of the hour... but right now.. let's get back to the news at five. (justine) an arizona man and his dog were somehow able to survive a massive flash flood that killed nine people over the weekend.(grant) and he's now talking about the extremely dangerous situation he found himself in, and how he was able to get out... alive. nick ciletti reports. nats:"if i make it out of this alive..."not knowing whether he'd live or die.nick ciletti/ reporting:"why do you think
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you were spared?" brandon west / survived flash flood:"i don't know."it was a warm, summer saturday near payson. brandon west and his dog lucky decided to go for a swim with a buddy.brandon west / survived flash flood:"jumping off the waterfall... jumping off the log and stuff."but with just seconds to react that swim turned dangerous. brandon saw this, a raging mix of water, ash, tree limbs heading right towards them. brandon west / survived flash flood:"you make the wrong step, you get sucked under and you just pray you make the right decision."with his dog hoisted onto his shoulders, brandon trudged his way through that black water. lucky, taking the brunt of it, eventually the current overpowered them, sweeping them downstream, over three different waterfalls.brandon west / survived flash flood: "i was just so physically exhausted, i couldn't hold him anymore and he ripped from my arms."disoriented, banged up and still in shock, brandon somehow made his way to this rock...moments later against all swim to brandon west / "i don't know how lucky got out
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of it. we were just in the bottom of the water fall right there."nick ciletti/ reporting "even though holding on to lucky might have cost your life you were not willing to let him go."brandon west / survived flash flood: "i don't think so man. that's my boy." lucky living up to that name now more than ever.he's got a few cuts and bruises to match brandon's, but nothing these two can't heal from.brandon just wishes those nine others had the same second chance they do.brandon west / survived flash flood: "i don't want to seem like i'm ungrateful for being alive, i just wish they were too." (justine) the friend, mentioned in the report, also survived and helped rescuers locate brandon. west says... he's hoping to help organize an event to benefit the families of the nine victims. (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meterologist brittney
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shipp.
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the inland cooling trend that took place today will continue into tuesday with most locations seeing temperatures near seasonal averages. as the marine layer is forecast to deepen during the next few days, a return of late night and morning low clouds along with patchy fog can be expected through late week.
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(grant) the bay area baseball teams are aything but sweet...forunately the a's have something else going tonight. ice cream and root beer are flowing tonight thanks to the help from some bay area celebrities... (justine) they're serving floats in the name of charity. (grant) mark carpenter has more on the event, plus a look at what else is happening with the green and gold. since dave kaval has taken over as a's team president, he has launched many new initiatives over the last several months. but one tradition is staying intact, the always fan-favorite, root beer float day"this event started 18 years ago in our old westside club and it's kind of organically grown over the years.we thought it'd be really fun to kind of have our fans get root beer floats from our players and we've seen such incredible success and we are really excited that we brought it back again this year." mixing root beer and ice cream is a venture that's raised 40-thousand dollars for charity.. and one that's celebrity scoopers, including some from kron4, love taking part in. but the desserts do little...to sweeten the growing bitter resentment from fans who keep seeing their a's sent away. sean doolittle and ryan madsen...the players to leave
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before the trade deadline... and many are expecting more moves to be made. < fan sot> "sonny gray will probably be the next one out and that leaves marcus semien and josh phegley as the players that have the most tenure with the a's and that's kind of sad for those of us that have been fans for a very long time." "it's very unfortunate that they are basically a farm team for major league teams that have better salaries."and the transactions are being made in the interest of building toward the future.yet, as attendance reached a low of just under 10-thousand last night...some are growing restless waiting for a green and gold revitalization. "i can see some frustration, but i come when i can with the family. i'm gonna support the team whether it's 9,000 or 40,000. i come with the family and we love it, oaktown for life.""we were there during the alcs back in the early 2000s and all of that in the mid 2000s, since then it's just been a struggle, but it's something my daughter and i love doing, so that's why we keep coming." and hopefully, this fan base's loyalty is eventually rewarded with another championship.mark carpenter, kron4 news
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(grant) up next, in a couple days we will find out if o-j simpson will become a free man. we spoke with a legal expert for some insight on how things could play out.
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parole board in nevada will be deciding whether o-j simpson should be set free. he's been in prison for the last nine years. kron four's spencer blake spoke with a local attorney who shared his thoughts on how things might play out. "we the jury in the above entitled case find the defendant, orenthal james simpson, as follows: count one - conspiracy to commit a crime - guilty. count 2 - conspiracy to commit kidnapping - guilty." those verdicts came in 2008, the year after o-j simpson got involved with a sports memorabilia heist in las vegas. he and four other men broke into a hotel room to get the memorabilia, which simpson says belonged to him.he is now the last of the group left in prison.one of them served just over two years before getting released.the others made plea deals and only ever had parole. "by the time a person is seriously given consideration by a parole board, the crime that is the reason why they're in prison is no longer particularly relevant."san francisco attorney charles
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carbone has lots of opinions on the upcoming parole hearing. he's been involved in thousands like it, though perhaps none this famous. carbone says the chances of simpson getting released are exceptional, and adds that that is the general consensus among respected attorneys and judges."they realize that oj's gonna get out. if he doesn't get it this turn, he's certainly gonna get it the next, but i think all indicators point that he's coming home."but he would still have to wait until october first at the earliest. the parole board's biggest considerations will deal with o-j's current behavior in prison."is he getting rules violations? is he committing mini felonies or mini misdemeanors? can he socialize well with others?" the fact that "the juice" is already 70 will play into the decision, as well.carbone says someone that age is ámuch less likely to commit any crimes again.(looklive tag)about 83- hundred nevada inmates appear before parole appear before nevada inmates hundred about 83-(looklive tag)crimes again. commit any crimes again. (looklive tag)about 83-hundred nevada inmates appear before parole commissioners each year. over the last four years, 82 percent of them who had hearings as they approached their minimum sentence - just
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like simpson - ended up getting parole.in san francisco, spencer blake, kron four news. (grant) kron4 is heading to reno this week for oj simpsons parol hearing. we will have live coverage - jr stone will have a live report starting tomorrow night on kron four news at eight and ten. also be the first to know the updates on this story by downloading the free kron four mobile app. you can also get all the updates.. on our website kron four dot com. (grant) that wraps up kron 4 news at 5.steve aveson and justine waldman are here with kron 4 news at six. ((steve))that's right grant.. we continue to track breaking news.... the entire town on mariposa...evacuatedas a wildfire threatens hundreds of homes. the fire is burning out of control...and is just 5- percent contained.crews from around the area..including the bay area are headed to the scene to battle the flames. we'll check in with the red
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cross who is helping the evacuees tonight.plus...it's the uber ride that started out with two passengers, but ended with three! the tense moments when a mother went into labor...in the back seat.keep it right here..kron 4 news at six starts in 70 seconds.
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( steve ) a raging wildfire is out of control near yosemite national park right now and it has led to an entire city being ordered to evacuated. good evening... i'm steve aveson.( justine ) and i'm justine waldman.... pam is off tonight. the detwiler fire erupted over the weekend and keeps growing... close to 20- thousand acres right now... leading the governor to declare a state of emergency.
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the city of mariposa is under the gun with people being told they need to evacuate. christina tetreault takes us to the frontline and found people who are racing to get out before they lose everything.
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( justine ) we sent out the push alert about the evacuation order for mariposa at 2-17 this afternoon. you can be the first to know about breaking news through the kron four mobile app. it is free for apple and android devices. just be sure to enable the push alert feature. ( steve ) joining us now from the red cross to talk about the evacuations is koby johns with cal fire...( justine )
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#detwilerfire - first reported 3:53pm 7/16/2017 for fire information- 844- 668-3473road closure & evacuation info- 209-966-1133 please stay out of the area - lots of people out there trying to take photos but we would like to remind everyone that fire can be a very fast moving changing situation, it is very important to keep the roads clear for emergency traffic.evacuation orders: ááábuckeye rd both sides to ben bur rd. ben hur rd both sides to 49s.áááhwy 140 from the town of mariposa to yaqui gulch both sides of the road and all feeder roads.áááold hwy from yaqui gulch to 49s and all feeder roads including mormon bar area.áááold hwy rd from yaqui gulch rd to school house rd, both sides of the road. including wilburs way, scrubby oak dr and bridgeport dr.ááá the town of mariposa áááhwy 140 from e. whitlock to hwy 49s both side of the road áááhwy 49s from agua fira to hwy 140 including all feeder roadsáááwest whitlock from moser road to hwy 140 including the following roads: foran roadpenny royalsalamander grosjeanalta vistaavaca vale lakeviewserpentinecory pines
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goldmineplacer laneáááhwy 140 from hornitos rd to yaqui gulch rd- both sides of the road and all feeder roads áááyaqui gulch rd from hwy 140 to old hwy- both sides of the road and all feeder roads. áááhornitos rd from mt. gains to hwy 140 both sides of the road- including bear creek and whispering oaks, el torro rd, mccay rd and granite lane áááhwy 49n from cya camp rd to hwy 140 including all feeder roadscya camp roadmorrissey roadmosher rdwest whitlock rd from golden creek lane to mosher rdarea known as mount bullionmount bullion cut off road and agua fria road from hwy 49n to hwy 140detwiler rd- all homeshunters valley rd- all homes hunters valley access rd- all homesbear valley rd- between hunters valley and hunters valley access rd (both sides of bear valley rd)cotton creek rd- all homesbear valley rd from cotton creek rd to hwy 49n (both sides of the road)bear valley rd (( steve )) a live look
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outside right now...(talk mariposa fire!!!)(( justine )) let's get our first look at the weather with chief meteorologist brittney shipp. the inland cooling trend that took place today will continue into tuesday with most locations seeing temperatures near seasonal averages. as the marine layer is forecast to deepen during the next few days, a return of late night and morning low clouds along with patchy fog can be expected through late week.
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( steve ) san francisco police say they are now patrolling twin peaks around the clock following the killing of a 71-year-old man on sunday. edward french was shot to death... police say two suspects came up to him and then took his camera. they are still on the loose tonight. but with the recent crimes in the area... police tell kron 4 there is a discussion about putting up surveillance cameras on twin peaks. (justine) in the east bay. police arrested a teenage boy on suspicion of killing a 20-year-old woman. police say back in may...allie sweitzer was shot multiple
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times at booker t. anderson junior park in richmond. the incident... followed a heated argument with at least one man. sweitzer was taken to a hospital where she later died. a 15-year-old boy from el cerrito was arrested last night...in connectiion with the shooting. police have not released any information on the teenager. (steve) in bay area news. bart officials say they will explore all avenues to begin recruting police officers. this comes after word the transit agency has the money for dozens more. bart has confirmed their ranks are severely depleted. of the 181 officers on patrol... they are short 40 officers and the number of job applicants has dropped from nearly three thousand in 2013... to just under 700 this year. bart's new police chief says....he's stepping up recruitment efforts....and board members voiced support for that effort. (sot) "i hear all the time they want to see more officers on the trains and stations and parking lots and i recognize if you are understaffed that's a diffcult thing to accomplish so we need to give you the tools to do that" bart is currently
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paying officers overtime to work additional shifts... to make up for the lack of officers. one of the victims in that brutal attack on bart - where a mob hijacked a train for a short time and terrorized riders - spoke out to directors. a main issue, the police department refusing to release video of the attack. as kron four's terisa estacio reports, the victim says he believes the video must be released for the public's safety. rusty stapp - says he and his family - are still shaken up about that violent attack on a bart train - he says that is what brought him here to the bart directors committee meeting tuesday - he says he wanted to make his case directly to directors - pleading with them to releave the video tape of the attack - and here's why. rusty stapp,
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victim in mob attack on bart. "i think its one of the steps bart needs to take to protect, and that is to informthe public o fincidence it helps inform the passengers of whats going on recognize these things and work with the agency on how to prevent these things in the future. stapp is suing the agency about the attack. stapp. i couldn't live with myself if i did not act and this ever happened again, i am frankly amazed someone has not gotten seriously injured or killed on bart. stapp says his family is still dealing with the trauma of the event. the family was on bart heading home to dublin from celebrating his daughters' 19th birthday. stapp. i was beaten, by 3 individuals, purse stolen, phones. stolen. as for bart, the chief says they considered releasing the video but then choice not to. chief carlos rojas, bart police chief. "it is a privacy issue and for prosecution. the board did not make a decision on the matter. in oakland, terisa estacio
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( justine ) a big story tonight:republican efforts to repeal and áimmediately replace obamacare have failed. ( steve ) but the challenge of coming up with a healthcare bill continues. kron 4's washington correspondent brie jackson talked with senators about what's next for american's healthcare. track: it's been a long fought battle over healthcare on capitol hill. for now, republicans are admitting
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defeat says senate majority leader mitch mcconnell: mcconnell: i regret the effort to repeal and immediately replace obamacare will not be successful.track: the fight isn't over. track: protest on capitol hill continue as gop leaders try to find a different way to bring the american people relief from obamacare.brie standup: senators including west virginia's shelly moore capito say so far, the senate health care plans have failed to address concerns about funding for medicaid and opioid treatment. they say they cannot vote to árepeal obamacare without a áreplacement plan that addresses those needs. track: gop leaders are pushing a plan to árepeal the affordable care act now and replace it later. but key republicans say they're against it. democrats including ohio senator sherrod brown say it's time to move on and work toward a bi-partisan bill.sherrod brown: senator mcconnell has to decided that he is done being the czar of the senate and instead sits down with people like me and senate portman in others and we find ways to bring more young healthy people into the insurance pool keeping rates more stable.mcconnell is moving forwardsaying a vote on a straight repeal could come soon. president donald trump says "let obamacare fail". president trump: but obamacare's a big failure.
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and it has to be changed. in washington, brie jackson ( steve ) senator dianne feinstein put out this statement... she clearly wants a more bi-partisan effort at reform. "the time has come to take the lock off of republican control of health care and bring both parties to the table to ensure health coverage is affordable and available to all." ( justine ) with a
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recreational marijuana becoming legal in california... find out which bay area city is creating a special office and is in search of a "cannabis czar".( steve ) plus a bay area neighborhood is on edge tonight. the attack that left a woman's pet dead... and predator that is believed responsible.( justine ) and a burglary suspect thought he had the perfect plan... it sounds like something you might expect from a hollywood movie. the lengths police say he went to break in to a south bay store... only to get caught.
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(steve/ on cam)it is a burglary that sounds like something out of a hollywood movie. a pair of theives come up with an elaborate scheme to break into a cellphone store in the south bay(justine) they got in...got out...and almost got away.kron4's haaziq madyun has the story burglars use the roof top to gain access to this verizon store in cupertino, definitely not something you see everyday
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glennnon/santa clara county sheriff's office: "cut a hole in the ceiling, dropped down, using power tools, they were able to cut through a metal door and get into the inventory storage room">once inside the burglars stole 189-electronic devices valued at over $130-thousand dollars. the suspects made sure the store's surveillance cameras did not catch them coming or going
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indicate that this was occurring">a short time later dupties conducted a traffic stop of a car filled with electronics in san jose that led to the arrests of 40- year-old san jose reisdent tan nguyen and 38-year-old marc tran of american canyon
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down the street. kimel says in recent years, coyote's have become more bold, attacking and killing cats in the ingleside neighborhood and now her dog. she also says it appears the coyote's are not afraid of humans. jodi kimel/witnessed attack- "i think the time has come where they are just interfering too much in our normal everyday life."(justine) san francisco animal care and control says there may be as many as 100 coyotes living in the city. people started to report seeing them in the area more than a decade ago. however, animal care and control says kimel's suggestion to round them all up and either relocate or euthanize them ....is not a viable option. (steve) the first case of the west nile virus in the has been detected for this year. a bird found dead in oakland has tested positive for the virus. alameda county officials say the west nile virus is endemic to the area. the officials say standing water including catchbasins, stormdrain
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systems, and swimming pools continue to be a mosquito breeding issue. the county asks that anyone who has an unmaintained swimming pool please inform the county so the proper treatment can be made. ((steve)) let's take a look at the detwiler fire right now in mariposa county... near yosemite...(( justine )) chief meteorologist brittney shipp joins us now with the forecast.
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the inland cooling trend that took place today will continue into tuesday with most locations seeing temperatures near seasonal averages. as the marine layer is forecast to deepen during the next few days, a return of late night and morning low clouds along with patchy fog can be expected through late week.
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( justine ) new details are coming out about a massive florida sinkhole. it has swallowed up homes. the revelation coming from the company that had reportedly fixed it once before.( steve ) and we are keeping a close eye on wildifre near yosemite tonight. it is threatening an entire town and has to led to evacuations. we will have an update in less than ten minutes.new tonight at eight...he's known for his antics on youtube...but one california community doesn't think it's funny. in fact, they're outraged at some of the stunts being performed in their neighborhood. now they're saying enough is enough. that's tonight on kron 4 news at eight.
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(steve) new details are emerging about the florida home that was distroyed by a
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sinkhole. neighbors say a sinkhole opened up at the home five years ago. at that time engineers recommended a repair that would cost 150-thousand dollars... instead the previous owners went with a much cheaper plan which merely stabilized the structure. the engineer that stabilized the home filed an incorrect document saying the sinkhole was properly repaired. the home was listed for sale just a few months later. ( justine ) california's effort to fight global warming is painting a stark contrast tonight to the partisan politics we are familiar with in washington. eight republicans sided with governor jerry brown and cast their votes to keep the state's "cap and trade" law through 20-30. one assemblyman said they viewed it as a chance to put a conservative imprint on climate policy and give the republican party a fresh look. all that is needed is the governor's signature for the extension to kick in. the "cap and trade" law seeks to reduce california's carbon footprint.
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( steve ) o-j simpson could taste freedom. we will look at his upcoming parole hearing... and the crime that landed in a nevada prison.( justine ) a notorious thief has been caught... again. she is best known for pilfering high- end jewelry.... the crime this time that landed her behind bars.( steve ) and out of contorl and threatening an entire town. a wildfire is raging not far from yosemite tonight... we will bring you update on the ongoing evacuations.
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our top story tonight... a dynamic, raging fire burning near the south entrance to yosemite...forcing the entire town of mariposa to evacuate. we have live pictures... the fire near lake mc-clure in mariposa county started sunday afternoon and has already burned about 20-thousand acres...leading the governor to declare a state of emergency. containment is just five percent. power is out in parts of yosemite, as power lines are in the fire's path. one structere is destroyed...another damaged... and 300 homes are in danger tonight. no
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injuries reported. as nearly 800 firefighters are battling the wildfire. kron4's charles clifford is on the scene in the sierra foothills and he'll have live reprots later tonight onkron4 news at 8 and ten. ( steve ) in just a couple of days... o-j simpson will get his shot at freedom. he is scheduled to have a parole hearing on thursday in nevada.( justine ) the former football star is sitting in a state prison for a robbery in las vegas. reporter patrick walker with the crime that landed him there... and how we got this point. c2.5 g 0 c2.5 g 0 c2.5 g 4 c2.5 g 0 c2.5 g 2 c2.5 g 3 c2.5 g 0 c2.5 g 10 c2.5 g 0 c2.5 g 5 c2.5 g 0 c2.5 g 6 c2.5 g 8 c2.5 g 11 c2.5 g 0 c2.5 g 7
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( justine ) kron4 is heading to nevada this week for o-j simpson's parol hearing. we will have live coverage - starting with j-r stone tomorrow night on kron four news at eight and ten. also, be the first to know the updates on this story by downloading the kron four mobile app. you will also find updates on our website, kron four dot com. ( steve ) a notorious jewel thief has been busted
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again. doris payne was caught shoplifting at a walmart in an atlanta suburb. the 86-year-old has been arrested numerous times for stealing jewelry.... this time however it was for simply walking out of the store without paying. payne was reportedly spotted in san francisco a couple years ago... scoping out jewelry. she has a long criminal record that spans six decades. it is estimated she has stolen close 2-million dollars worth of gems during her criminal career. her life has been well documented and she said during an interview following an arrest last year... "i am a thief." rf: here in oakland, the bart police chief facing criticism decides to change course. back in june, this crime mapping ap was introduced. it alerted riders to crimes on the system and in the neighborhoods surrounding stations. however, it lacked details about crimes, and that created some criticism. so in response the chief says they will go back to having police logs released, and work with the crime mapping system to input more information for riders for their safety. in oakland, terisa estacio
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bart has confirmed their ranks are severely depleted of the 181 officers on patrol they are short 40 officers and the number of job applicants has dropped from nearly 3000 in 2013 to just under 700 in this year. at a meeting of bart's operation safety and workforce committee, bart's new police chief carlos rojas explained there are looking to step up its recruitment efforts, and board members voiced support for that effort with crime on the rise bart is paying officers overtime to work additional shifts to make up for the lack of officers. dan kerman kron4 news here at this verizon store in cupertino, a pair of burglars take extreme measures breaking in early monday morning
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county sheriff's office: "the suspects cut their way into the ceiling, dropped down, using power tools, they were able to cut through a metal door and get into the inventory storage room and left the building with approximately 189-devices, apple cellphones, samsung cellphones">tracking devices in the phones led to the arrests of two burglary suspects, one of whom you see here. in cupertino haaziq madyun kron4news in san francisco... a woman living in the ingleside neighborhood says she witnessed a coyote grab and kill her dog sunday morning. it happened on her porch. the woman says in recent years, coyote's have been more visible in the area. and, considering how close the coyote got to her on sunday... she doesn't believe they're afraid of humans anymore. san francisco animal care and control says coyote's have been living in the city since the early 2000s. in san francisco, philippe djegal, kron four news. here in saratoga the mount eden fire is now roughly 50 percent contained. the fire broke out late monday afternoon on a steep ridge
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just above mount eden road. crews are still on scene digging out smoldering embers in the heavy duff beneath some high voltage power lines. the fire has burned about10 acres and no homes were threatened. the cause is under investigation and the operator of a drone that flew into the fire zone forcing a helicopter to be grounded, is facing possible charges. in saratoga rob fladeboe kron 4 news chief meteorologist brittney shipp joins us now... the inland cooling trend that took place today will continue into tuesday with most locations seeing temperatures near seasonal averages. as the marine layer is forecast to deepen during the next few days, a return of late night and morning low clouds along with patchy fog can be expected through late week.
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( steve ) a special delivery in an uber. a driver has quite a story to
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tell after he picked up a couple that needed to be rushed to the hospital. why they never made it to their destination. food. water. internet. we need it to live. but what we don't need are surprises, like extra monthly fees. i see you, fee, played by legendary actress anjelica huston. you got me, mark. we just want fast internet for one, simple rate. for all the streaming and the shopping and the newsing, but most of all... for the this. internet for one everyday simple price and no extra monthly fees. "after kron four's recent
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reports on crime on bart, we also decided to look into the stats on muni, and what we found might surprise you. i'm spencer blake and i'll have that report at 8:00." ( justine ) quite a story out of los
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angeles as an uber driver ended up having a woman give birth in the backseat of his car.( steve ) the woman had gone into labor and she and her husband decided to use uber to get to the hospital. since her three previous children took hours to arrive, she thought she had plenty of time. but they did not make it to the hospital. instead they ended up pulling into the parking lot of a whole foods and out came the baby boy. the driver paid the family a visit yesterday and gave them an uber onesie. (steve)in sports... 49er great joe montana gives his thoughts on the aftermath of jim harbaiugh...and the team's new coach and g-m...(justine)... and a former quarterback thinks colin kaepernick should cut his hair... gary has that story... and all the sports... coming up
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the 49ers and jim harbaugh they "mutually" parted ways three seasons ago although harbaugh's final season ended only 8-8 things have ben disasterous since with the team posting a combined 7-25 record under two different head coaches both fired after one seasonprobably the most fabled 49er ever joe montana gave his thoughts on the departure of harbaugh and the new direction under john lynch and kyla shanahan(wipe to fullscreen) "sometimes, you'll make bad decisions in an organization... and i think letting jim harbaugh go was not a good decision on their part at that point in time...they were in the super bowl and then it just took a dive.""i think it's heading in the right direction... i like both those guys (john lynch and kyle shanahan)... i think they're trying to change the culture that had been kind of destroyed from prior years."
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former nfl quarterback michael vick has inserted himself ito the colin kaepernick debate... vick said kaepernick... who of course took a stance against racial inequality by kneeling for the national anthem and has not been signed by an nfl team since leavig the 49ers... should cut his hair... which kaepernick frequently wore in an afro last season... vick added, "i don't think he should represent himself in
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that way in terms of the hairstyle. just go clean cut. why not?"kaepernick responded by tweeting the definition of "stockholm syndrome"... when the victim begins to i ndentfy with his captor... vick then reversed course by saying kaepernick's hair has nothing to do with him not being signed nfl training camp has yet to start, but raiders running back marshawn lynch has already become a fan favorite. according to dick's sporting
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goods jersey report...lynch's new raiders jersey is currently the nfl's 4th best selling player jersey for the upcoming season.his jersey sales also helped rank the raiders team jersey sales fourth overall...moving up from 21st last season.the raiders training camp is set to begin next week, july 24. nike is replacing adidas as the nba's apparel maker there will be no more "home" and "road" uniforms all teams will have a set of four different ones the home team picks which of the four they will wear that game with the visiting team wearing a
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contrasting uniformall team will have their white uniforms now called the "association addition" in addition to the "icon edition" which was the old road designthe last two sets will be the "classic edition" which will have a retro throwback" look the last ediiton has yet to be announced nike will also introduce all the latest technolody including "3d body map" sensors to measure heat and sweat viewership ratings for last week's baseball mid-summer classic went up... ...as the first all-star game in 15 years with no world series home field advantage.. ...acoording to the nielson ratings... the all-star game drew nine-point-three million viewers as the second most watched program of the week.
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those numbers are up from the eight-point-seven million record low viewers last year. this year, fox added new features to the broadcast by interviewing players on the field. kron giving back to the communityour own sports reporter mark carpenter along with will tran the great marty gonzalez and philippe djegal making root beer floats for fans at the coliseum as part of the a's root beer float day... benefitting the a's community fund they were joined by a's players in treating the fans to the floats ano exact number out yet but the team raises about $40,000 every year during this event they went through about 1,000 gallons of ice cream and 1,000 cans of root ber
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( justine ) samsung is ready to roll out a new version of the galaxy note after battery problems knocked it off store shelves. when the next model will be released.
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(steve) samsung is gearing up to release its newest smartphone, the galaxy note eight.(justine) the company says the note eight will be unveiled next month. the announcement comes less than a year after samsung recalled the galaxy-note-seven because it kept catching fire. the problem cost the company billions of dollars. galaxy says the new phone will be on the shelves in september through october, depending on the country. that's about the same time apple is expected to release the iphone eight. final look at the weather with chief meteorologist brittney shipp.
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a full hour of entertainment news is on the way.at 7:00 it's the insider, followed by entertainment tonight at 7-30. ♪one way or another, i'm gonna find ya'♪
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