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haaziq madyun is live for us tonight in mariposa ... with a look at the conditions there now. haaziq? today firefighthers have been waging a strategic battle against the detwiler fire here the town of mariposa. the battle has been on two fronts, getting ahead of the blaze to contain the fire from spreading and being on the look out for any... hot spots on wednesday the wind began to pick up, causing hot embers to blow in the air, creating more problems for firefighters trying to contain the detwiler fire burning above the town of mariposacal fire spokesperson jordan motta... motta says a small hot ember can travel far and take off really fast once it
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connects with the abundance of dry fuel like you see here staying on top of these spot fires is the primary mission today for these firefighters calfire's incident management team number four is in charge here and they are getting a lot of help from first responders from up and down the golden state as the battle against the detwiler fire continues...reporting from the
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town of mariposa...haaziq madyun kron4news (grant) this is a live look from up above... of the detwiler fire. thousands of firefighters are on the front lines - including several strike teams from the bay area. we're joined now by koby johns of cal-fire... with an outlook at the conditions they are facing. (grant) we first told you about
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this raging fire and town evacuation through a push alert. stay connected on breaking news with our free mobile app. and visit kron-4 dot com to track this fire. there you can find information on the red cross evacuation centers... and see video from the ground and even a view from space. it's all on kron-4 dot com and on our kron-4 mobile app. (justine) in the east bay, investigators are questioning if someone started a fire in a vacant condo on purpose. the fire in walnut creek started justa after midnight... ... on the 19-hundred block of yganicio valley road at the ygnacio gardens condominiums. the contra costa county fire protection district says it had the fire under control within 20-minutes. investigators say the person on the lease of the condo that burned... claimed to be in the process of moving out and that no one was inside when the fire started. robert marshall/fire marshall- "when somebody's moving out of
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an apartment -- anybody whose ever moved knows that you've got boxes everywhere, you've got things that are not really in the normal place. um, and something as simple as pinching an extension chord or having something too close to a heater, um, you know, things like that, are all things that can lead to a fire. uh, it was cold" (justine) five condos were damaged by either fire or water used by the fire fighters. five adults, threes kids and a dog now have no home. coming up on kron four news at six... we'll tell you why some neighbors are happy some of those displaced people won't be coming back. that's tonight at six. (grant) happening now... police are searching for the suspect behind a string of arsons near a church and school in antioch. no one was injured and no structures were damaged in the four small grass fires that broke out last night police say all of the fires were set in the same area near lone tree way. two fires started around 9:30 last night... in seperate fields near park middle school on spartan way. when crews
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arrived... they found two additional grass fires near 'antioch church on the rock'... on walton lane.. neighbors...are on edge tonight. (sot) all four fires were put out within 30 minutes and burned less than an acre. anyone with info or surveillance video is asked to call investigators. (justine) the woman accused of kidnapping a baby over the weekend near a san francisco park - will not face any charges. because, it appears, the father was not telling the whole truth. this happened at colombia park in the south of market neighborhood on sunday.. orginally, police said the baby girl was taken from her father's car when he turned away to make a bottle. the woman accused of taking the
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child - was found about an hour later on a muni bus with the baby in her arms. the child was unharmed. sources tell kron four the father picked the woman up... and left her with his baby in the car. and when he did not return...she left with the child. the incident remains under investigation. (justine) in san mateo... a 64-year-old nanny has pleaded not guilty to charges of driving under the influence with a baby inside the car and then hitting a child.(justine) police say (yev-gen-yah) evgeniya (mar-te-nova) martynova crashed her car while trying to park near an elementary school in belmont last month. during the crash martynova hit an 11-year-old child, who was badly bruised. police then found the 7-month-old baby inside the car. martynova had a point-one blood alcohol percent... her next court appearance is in september. (grant) a pastor on the peninsula has pleaded not guilty to molesting three teenagers. prosecutors say
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victor tax-gomez molested the teenagers between the years of 20-11 and 20-15. the incidents allegedly occurred while he was the pastor at the greater friendship baptist church in menlo park. tax-gomez claims he was praying with or cleansing the all the victims at the time. he's being held on a 2- hundred and 50-thousand dollar bail. his next court appearance is next month. (grant) in the east bay... a multi - agency task force has made several arrests today which it thinks will go along way towards dismantling one of richmond's violent street gangs. kron 4's dan kerman is live at richmond police headquarters and dan i understand police believe this group has committed crime all over the bay area richmond gang bust 0719175pkg richmond police working with the fbi and the contra costa county safe streets task force says they have made signficant progress in taking down the manor boys, one of richmond's violent street gangs.sot john bennett/fbi special agent in charge 12-22three arrests
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wednesday, bring to 6 the total number of suspected gang members arrested in the last 30 days on a variety of charges among them a 15 year old juvenile wanted for the may 18th murder of alexandria sweitzer. 2 people are still wanted. authorities also confiscated 11 weapons, as well as heroin and cash. police say this gang is responsible for crime throughout the bay areasot alwyn brown/richmond police chief 48-58authorites would not say if this gang is responsible for the numerous freeway shooting we have seen along the richmond corridor but say they are now looking to see what specific crimes suspects can be connected to. 120/connected to
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(justine) coming up, a construction worker falls nearly 15 feet - at the site of facebook's new building. what he was wearing that likely saved his life. (grant) then, after serving nearly a decade behind bars... oj simpson will get his shot at freedom tomorrow during a parole hearing. a look back how we got to this point.(justine) but first, a rash of mail thefts in the south bay. a live report next - on who these thieves are targeting. (brittney) i'm chief meteorologist brittney shipp,
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i'll have your full bay area forecast after the break.
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stealing mail is a federal offense.... but mail delivery trucks are now being targeted... more and more by theives in the south bay.. (grant) the most recent cases have occurred in san jose where kron four's rob fladeboe is live with more on the story. rob? (rob live) the postal
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service is offering a $10,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for robbing four mail trucks here in san jose in the past twomonths. in the most recent thefts, on tuesday and wednesday of last week, postal service trucks like like this one have been robbed while the letter carrier was away making house to house deliveries.voice of: jeff fitch/u.s postal inspector ".....that's what appears to be happening. they park the vehicle and when they come back they find it has been broken into..."some 350 customers in the area surrounding lincoln and michigan avenues got letters from the post office alerting them of the thefts. residents are advised to be vigilant concerning the possibility credit card and other information may have been compromised. natalie mathison/postal customer
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".....concerning to you? absolutely, especially that it's the trucks that are being hit as opposed to the mailboxes. that's a lot of mail and packages that could be compromised...." letter carriers receive security training and are never away from their trucks for long but inspectors may be conducting surveillance amid a recent rise in mail thefts and not just fromdelivery trucks. (rob live) again, the postal service is offering a $10,000 reward in this case and. a conviction for mail theft
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carries with it the possibility of a $250,000 dollar fine and five years in in prison. (justine) a steel worker at the new facebook building... is recovering tonight after falling about a dozen-feet down to the ground.(justine) the construction worker was on the fourth floor of the new facebook building in menlo park on tuesday... when the man stepped on loose steel causing him to fall.. he was badly bruised and suffered several injuries. fire officials say the harness the worker was wearing prevented life-threatening injuries... even death. the worker is being treated at stanford hospital. east bay news. oakland...has become the latest california city to ban the sale of flavored tobacco. the city council voted unanimouysly today to prohibit the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored blunt wraps. the law will take effect next year. the vote comes just a month after san francisco aprroved a similar ban.
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tobacco manufacturers and some grocer associations ...aren't happy. they argue the law hurts immigrant business owners and limits freedom of choice. however...elected officials who support oakland's ban say... diseases related to smoking account for the majority of deaths in oakland. (anchor) live look at the fire... time now to check on our weather... with chief meterologist brittney shipp. seasonable weather conditions will prevail across the region through thursday with a slight warming trend thereafter into saturday. this will result in late night and morning coastal clouds giving way to mostly sunny afternoon conditions. temperatures moderate back to near seasonal averages early next week.
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(grant) a massive fire destroys several businesses in the east bay. the common item that's being blamed for starting it.(justine) and - oj simpson gets his chance at becoming a free man at a parole hearing... tomorrow. next - we take a look back at the how the 'juice' ended up
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behind bars.
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(grant)coming up tomorrow ... a parole board in nevada decides the fate of o=j simpson.the former football and movie star is seventy years old, he has spent the last eight and a half years behind bars.(justine) simpson was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping a pair of sports memorabilia dealers. kron 4's jr stone shows us how the heisman trophy winner from san francisco ended up in a remote nevada prison. the twelfth of june, 1994: two bodies at a bloody murder scene in an upscale los angeles neighborhood. "ron and nicole were butchered."prime suspect o=j simpson disappears "the los angeles police department is actively searching for mr. simpson.""highway patrol" "yeah, umm, i think i saw oj simpson on the 5 freeway. he's heading north.a low speed chase in the white bronco followed by the trial of the century.... if it doesnt fit you must acquitoctober third, 1995; the stunning verdict"oj
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simpson not guilty of the crime of murder"simpson's murder trial was over but his legal problems were just beginning.in 1997, a civil court jury ordered simpson to pay more than 33=million dollars to ron goldman's family.he was evicted from his los angeles mansion, and hit with a one and a half million tax bill from the state of california .simpson moved to florida ,,, in 2001 he was arrested for yanking the glasses off another motorist during a traffic dispute. directv sued him for pirating broadcast signals.then ten years ago, he made his fateful trip to las vegas.the state of nevada versus orenthal james simpsonoj found himself back in prison blues, charged with kidnapping, assaulting and robbing a pair of sports memorabilia collectors at this hotel."they came in quick, they came in fast, q: and oj was there? and the last person coming in was oj yelling."the juice, secretly recorded by one of his victims. "i wasn't there to hurt anybody. i just wanted my personal things, and i realized it was stupid of me
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the jury deliberated for just 13 hours."count one, guilty count two, guilty"guilty - on all counts - including kidnapping and armed robbery nats: "count twelve, guilty" the verdict was delivered 13 years to the day after simpson's acquittal in the l=a trial ... and welcomed by many who believed he had literally gotten away with murder "justice for nicole!"the judge threw the book at spmpson: 33 years, with no parole until at least 2017.two years later, simpson was grayer, heavier and showing his 65 years, as he asked for a new trial.for the first time he took the stand in his defense, blaming his lawyer."the overall advice he gave me was, "you have a right to get your stuff." he gave me an example that if you were walking down the street and you saw your laptop with your name on it in a car, you can use the force to break the window of the car to get the laptop.in 2010, the nevada supreme court upheld simpson''s conviction, calling his claims "without merit."
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(grant) kron4 is in carson city for the oj simpsons parol hearing. we will have live coverage - jr stone will have a live report starting tonight on kron four news at six, eight and ten. will tran will be live there tomorrow morniing. and you can 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
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website kron four dot com. (justine) if things go his way - simpson could get out of prison as early as october.... still ahead, we go out live to carson city, nevada... with a preview of tomorrow's parole hearing. (grant) but first, a string of arson fires targeting housing complexes in oakland... is not stopping developers from adding more. a look at the newest building going up - next. (screaming) when you see an intruder, you act fast.
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the east bay today... as a brand new housing complex got the go-ahead.(grant) but as kron four's terisa estacio reports, this new building is going up in the shadow of that massive fire recently in oakland... and developers say they are ready to take the necessary precautions to make sure this complex will be built. it was quite a contrast - here - there were many smiles and applause - as developers and oakland city officials celebrated the beginning of construction of a new housing and retail space complex called the alexan webster. bruce dorfman, senior managing director trammell crow residential. "this is a great day." mark sawicki, dir. economic and workforce development. "we are very excited about this." these are some images from the developer on what this now
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empty parking lot will look like when the project is set to be completed in 2019. 7 stories high, 234 units, ground level retail space, underground parking and this water tower art element. but as this project kicks off - another construction site is getting broken down. terisa estacio. this ground breaking ceremony took place right next to that - terisa estacio, and that is all that is left of an apartment complex under construction. a few weeks ago a massive fire destroyed the project. federal agents are investigating but the cause has not been revealed yet and there is this issue. while some resident near the fire site suspect arson, there has been 3 other confirmed cases of arson at nearby construction sites in the last few years. oakland council member mc addressed the issue head on. lynette gibson mcelhaney,oakland council district 3. "we can't ignore that site with the fire, but we will rebuild, it is in oakland's character." and i spoke with the developer directly about how they plan to ensure their building gets built. dorfman, tcr . "we are looking at all different kinds
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of security." kron four told you exclusively about a private meeting between oakland officials and developers to rally together and increase security around other sites under construction. (justine) a big development today... in the massive fire that gutted several businesses in lafayette. fire investigators say it may have started with a cigarette. the fire erupted one week ago...and within a matter of minutes... the building was consumed by flames. it housed the lafayette chamber of commerce as well as a popular italian restaurant. investigators say they know tonight the fire started on the restaurant's patio.
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the flames did over a million dollars in damage... no one was hurt. (grant) an early morning fire that damaged a restaurant in pleasant hill this morning... appears to have started in a pg&e transformer. the fire started out around 2:30 this morning at the black angus steakhouse on main street. when fire crews arrived they found a large transformer on fire and flames spreading to other parts of the building. it took about a half hour to bring the fire under control... no injuries were reported during the fire.... and the cause remains under investigation. (justine) happening now... rescue crews are searching for a missing boater in tomales bay. authorities received an emergency call yesterday afternoon. crews recovered a boat a few hours later but the boat's operator was no where to be found... the boat belongs to tomales bay oyster company. the missing man has been identified as 70-year-old charles friend of oakland... the marin county sheriff department says friend is well known and loved by many people in west marin and tomales bay. friend was by himself and
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was not wearing a life jacket. (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meterologist brittney shipp. seasonable weather conditions will prevail across the region through thursday with a slight warming trend thereafter into saturday. this will result in late night and morning coastal clouds giving way to mostly sunny afternoon conditions. temperatures moderate back to near seasonal averages early next week.
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(justine) breaking news.... just into the kron four news room. we are learning arizona senator john mccain ... has been diagnosed with brain tumor. he had a
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blood clot removed last week. doctors now say he's been dianosed with an aggressive form of cancer. the 80-year-old and his family are reviewing further treatment, including a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. doctors say mccain is doing well... and his underlying health is excellent. "inaction is not an option, and frankly i don't think we should leave town unless we have a health insurance plan,." (grant) president trump wants congress to cancel its august recess to work on repealing and replacing obamacare.the battle just became a little more uphill, with the congressional budget office estimating the current republican plan would mean 17 million americans would lose health care next year, almost double that number in the next decade ... and it would add nearly half a trillion dollars to the national debt.
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it's become a familiar sight in washington: a bus filled with republican senators heading to the white house for an arm=twisting session with the president"you weren't there. but you're gonna be. you're gonna be. look, he wants to remain a senator, doesn't he?"nevada senator dean heller is a maybe.his state stands to lose millions in medicaid funds if obamacare is repealed.as things stand now, three republican no votes would be enough to keep the g=o=p plan from even being considered.conservative rand paul and three moderate women have said they're against it. and there may be many more. "i don't think there are 40 votes to repeal and say to the american people, 'well trust us to come up with something in the next couple of years.' i don't think that's a good idea." "you don't think there are even 40?" "i don't think so." natcapitol police arrested health care protesters at the office of senate majority leader mitch mcconnell.senator bernie sanders say the g=o=p effort is doomed. "the reason that this republican bill failed is because it is something that was a disaster that the american people overwhelmingly did not want. (grant) a new a=p poll asked americans
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how they felt about the republican plan.only 22 percent called it a good idea. almost 60 percent said obamacare should stay ... although there was also widespread support for changes to make it work better. (grant) still ahead... shocked and disgusted. what one couple came home to find - after they rented out their home using the popular home-sharing site air-bnb. their warning tonight for other airbnb users. (justine) and next, a 10-year- old boy claims he burned his hands while playing on a playground... the popular equipment the child used.
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(grant) it's a reminder to parents to be extra cautious with their kids in the summer heat.(justine) a 10-year- old boy in missouri says he burned his hands on hot playground equipment. 10-year-old jesse james turkington says he was at a summer camp at concord elementary in st. louis - when he got hurt. while turkington continues to heal, his grandmother has this message to share with other parents. jesse turkington: "we were playing at the recess time and i went on the monkey bars and it was so hot that it burnt my hand."alexandra spence: "be reminded because almost all of playground equipment is almost directly into the sun." (justine) the school
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district says it has a heat policy... which is... when temperatures reach a heat index of 100, no activities are done outside. no word on how hot it was that day. (grant) five people are accused of running a prostitution ring out of an air b-n-b rental in memphis, tennessee. (grant) police say the crew was arrested on sunday after neighbors started noticing men going in and out of the house. police say neighbors counted as many as 31 men who were in and out of the house since last friday. after raiding the house police found around four-thousand dollars, drugs, guns and even three children in the home. (grant) police say all three children are in custody of tennessee's department of children
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services. air b-n-b officials say this type of behavior is unacceptable and the user's account has been removed. (justine) up next, a live report from carson city - as we get you ready for tomorrow's parole hearing for oj simpson. a preview of what we can expect...
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(justine) police in the east bay are looking for some bold bandits tonight. steve aveson is in the newsroom with what we are working on for kron 4 news at six. (steve) justine... the thieves hit a jewelry store at a mall in antioch... police tell kron 4 that four men went into "ron's jewelry store" at the somersville towne center around 11-30 this morning. the suspects smashed some of the display cases and grabbed what they could... pepper spraying one of the store employees. tonight at six we'll tell what happened next... and how this case is similar to an attempted robbery in another east bay city. we will have that story and more on kron 4 news at six. justine back to you. (grant) o-j simpson will
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stand before the nevada parole board tomorrow.... to try and convince them to let him out of prison.(justine) simpson was famously acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife, nicole brown simpson, and her friend ron goldman back in 1995. but simpson has spent the last eight-and- a-half years in prison for his role in a 2007 robbery incident in a las vegas hotel room.(grant) from our sister staton k-l-a-s patrick walker joins us live now from carson city. patrick, what can we expect during tomorrows parole hearing? (justine) kron4 is also heading to
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reno this week for oj simpsons parol hearing. jr stone will have a live report starting tonight on kron four news at six, eight and ten. will tran will be live there tomorrow morniing. also be the first to know the updates on this story by downloading the free kron four mobile app. (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meterologist brittney shipp.
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seasonable weather conditions will prevail across the region through thursday with a slight warming trend thereafter into saturday. this will result in late night and morning coastal clouds giving way to mostly sunny afternoon conditions. temperatures moderate back to near seasonal averages early next week.
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way this season it's better to celebrate the past and the orange and black is doing just that. according to reports that came down moments ago, the team is reportedly signing pablo sandoval to a minor league deal...as he was just released by the red sox. this news...surfacing hours after the giants took two straight wins against the cleveland indians. . mark carpenter has more. "the
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giants' first homestand out of the all-star break is on the right track as they took two out of three against the defending american league champions, but what we saw on the field pales in comparison to what happened after the game as bruce bochy sat on the iron throne as part of a special game of thrones promotion.""duane kuiper, he's the one that got me watching that. the only thing i got about sitting in this chair, i gotta be honest. i know the kings that sit in this chair, they get killed off, so i am a little nervous right now that larry wanted me to sit in this chair." despite how this season has played out, winter isn't coming for sir bochy of house san francisco any time soon. while he was the one sitting on throne, the king of the day was buster posey...who came off the bench in the 8th inning to hammer a go-ahead, 2-run double. "my pinch hitting numbers are not very good, but it's nice to come through. there's definitely i think somewhat of an art to it there are certain guys around the league that seem to do it really well and
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again, just fortunate i came through today." even with the back-to-back victories, the giants are still in a massive hole.. 22-games under 500.. and 18-and-a- half out of the wildcard. yet-- no one in the clubhouse is getting bogged down by the numbers. "you can probably watch us and wouldn't know if the games are winning or losing and that's how, that's how we've always played the game and that's how the guys in here are gonna play the game.""we are not far away from getting back to who we are. i know it's, we've been derailed here but, i think just a couple tweaking and we'll get back to who we are." the giants back in action tomorrow night..against the padres mark carpenter, kron4 news (vicki) that wraps up kron 4 news at 5. justine joins steve aveson for kron 4 news at six. (steve) grant thank you. next at six... breaking news in the east bay... police
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say a man pushing a stroller was shot and killed. we'll have the latest on the investigation and the condition of the child. (justine) and a massive wildfire more than doubles in size near yosemite... leading to more evacuations. but not all people are leaving the firezone. kron 4 news at six is next.
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the detwiler fire has burned more than 45-thousand acres... and is threatening close to two-thousand homes leading to more evacuations today. the entire town of mariposa was ordered to evacuate yesterday. today the area around coulterville was added to the list as the fire rages on. kron4's haaziq madyun found a pair of residents who are staying behind. here at the command post for the detwiler fire, first responders continue to coordinate their efforts to stop the blaze from reaching the town of mariposa. most rsidents evacuated yesterday. today i talked to a pair of men who stayed behind and for good reason, the fire is still raging in the hills dangerously close to homes in
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this small town with a population of just over two thousand people. it has been ryan oliphant's home for the past 15-years there are not many folks left in town, most have evacuated and everyone i spoke to told
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me they are thankful for firefighters coming from all over the golden state to help defend their homes...in mariposa haaziq madyun kron4news ( steve ) approximately five-thousand people have evacuated because of the detwiler fire. the historic section of mariposa is deserted and looks like a ghost town right now. there is no power and the fire is filling the air with heavy smoke and ash. the owner of one of the hotels in town says she is all booked up with tourists visiting yosemite. she says the fire has cut them off from returning to their rooms.
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is still here, they can't come."> mary says she sat out on her balcony last night and watched the flames come up over the ridge last night. (( steve )) a live look outside right now... (( justine )) let's get our first look at the weather with chief meteorologist brittney shipp. seasonable weather conditions will prevail across the region through thursday with a slight warming trend thereafter into saturday. this will result in late night and morning coastal clouds giving way to mostly sunny afternoon conditions. temperatures moderate back to near seasonal averages early next week.
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( grant ) more breaking news now on kron 4. video has just come into the newsroom of a deadly shooting in the east bay. we got off the phone a short time ago with the alameda county sheriff's office... and we are told the victim is man who was pushing a baby stroller near hayward. and... there was a 3-month-
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old infant in the stroller at the time. the baby was not hurt. it happened at about 2 this afternoon on willow avenue... not far from meekland avenue. the victim's name has not been released... and it's not clear yet if the man is the baby's father. we also have not heard if any arrests have been made. kron 4 has a crew at the scene... we are gathering more information and will have an update on this story tonight on kron 4 news at 8. ( justine ) some bold thieves are on the run after hitting an east bay jewelry store today. antioch police say four men went into "ron's jewelry store" at the somersville towne center just before 11-30 this morning. the suspects then smashed some of the display cases and grabbed what they could... pepper spraying one of the store employees in the process. the four men then dashed out of the door to a car and took off. investigators do have a description of the getaway vehicle. the employee had to be taken to the hospital for treatment. ( justine ) no word on
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whether or not today's smash and grab has any connection to this one in walnut creek. back in april three men dressed as construction workers walked into a watch store. the smashed a display case and pepper sprayed the owner.. but he managed to scare them off and the would-be robbers got away empty handed. ( justine ) a major bust today in the east bay that law enforcement says will go a long way in making the streets safer.( steve ) police say these arrests will all but dismantle one of the most violent street gangs in richmond. kron 4's dan kerman is outside police headquarters... what kind of crimes is the group responsible for dan? richmond gang bust 0719176pkg after months of investigation, these 5 men and an unidentified 15 year old boy have been arrested.. police say they are all tied to richmond's manor boys street gang, which they say is responsible murder, human trafficking and a variety of other crimes throughout the bay areasot alwyn brown/richmon d police chiefrobbery including home invasions,
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firearm assault including shooting at people, autos and inhabited dwellings, firearms trafficking, narcotics trafficking , credit card fraud and criminal street gang membershipstill wanted two other suspected gang members, the one of the left wanted for murder.sot john bennett/fbi special agent in charge authorities also confiscated 11 weapons, as well as heroin and cash and they say the investigationcontinues 115/investigation continues
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( steve ) a brand new housing complex in the east bay was celebrated off today - that as another one right next to it is being torn down - following a massive fire. the new complex is called the alexan webster. when completed - it will offer more than 200 units as well as retail space and parking. these are some images of what is supposed to looking like when done. at the ground breaking, there were many
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smiles and applause. next to the new complex sits what remains of the alta waverly complex. you may recall went up in flames nearly two weeks ago. oakland officials and the developer say they are confident that they have learned from the fire and plan to increase security at the new site. as for the alta waverly, it is in the process of being completed torn down. the developer is in talks with the city to try and work out plans to get it back into construction. the cause has not been determined yet. 3 other similar construction site fires have been linked to arson (( steve )) more than a half dozen people in walnut creek were forced to sleep elsewhere last night after a fire broke out in a vacant condo. (( justine )) it happened at the ygnacio gardens condominiums off ygnacio valley road just after midnight. and, as kron four's philippe djegal reports... fire investigators have not ruled out arson. (philippe) the damage
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caused by the fire here is upsetting to the neighbors we spoke to... with all of them saying this could have been a whole lot worse considering it happened when many people were sleeping. but neighbors like this woman, say they're happy to know the couple living in the unit where the fire started, will have to live somewhere else. woman/no name- "i never felt safe with them around but i still did my thing." and, she's not alone. neighbors living below the severely damaged condo say in the past year, police have been called to that condo several times for domestic volence issues. multiple neighbors also say the condo was well-known for housing rampant drug use. woman/no name- "i don't know exactly what drugs they do, but i just know they off the chain." the contra costa county fire protection district responded to the fire just past midnight.robert marshall/fire marshall- "we were able to bring the fire under control in about 20 minutes." fire marshall robert marshall says investigators have spoken with the person on the lease... who confirms they were in the process of moving out of the condo... and, that no one was actually inside when the fire started. marshall says arson has not been ruled out as a cause of the fire. robert marshall/fire marshall-
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"anytime theres a fire in a vacant part of a structure, or, or nobody's home, uh, it just causes us to dig a little deeper." no one was injuried. in all, five condos were damaged by fire or water. five adults, three kids and a dog were displaced. in walnut creek, philippe djegal, kron four news. ( steve ) president trump has repeatedly claimed he would have won the popular vote if it wasn't for millions of illegal votes. we are about to find out if it is true. the concerns being raised tonight about the investigation into voter fraud. ( justine ) and o-j simpson gets his chance at freedom tomorrow. our crew just arrived in nevada... we will give you a look at where this parole hearing will go down.( steve ) plus thieves are taking stealing to a new level in the south bay. what they are now targeting that could be people's sensitive information at risk.
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postal inspectors are investigating a string of mail thefts in san jose.(justine 2- shot) as kron fours rob fladeboe reports, the thieves are targeting delivery trucks and a reward is being offered in the case. in the most recent thefts, on tuesday and wednesday of last week, postal service trucks like like this one have been robbed while the letter carrier was away making house to house deliveries.voice of: jeff fitch/u.s postal inspector ".....that's what appears to be happening. they park the
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vehicle and when they come back they find it has been broken into..."some 350 customers in the area surrounding lincoln and michigan avenues got letters from the post office alerting them of the thefts. residents are advised to be vigilant concerning the possibility credit card and other information may have been compromised.natalie mathison/postal customer ".....concerning to you? absolutely, especially that it's the trucks that are being hit as opposed to the mailboxes. that's a lot of mail and packages that could be compromised...." letter carriers receive security training and are never away from their trucks for long but inspectors may be conducting surveillance amid a recent rise in mail thefts and not just fromdelivery trucks. mindy lawrence/willow glen resident".....it just freaks me out. i have been sending out invitations to my wedding and i've been watching the
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mail closely. to think that some of them might have been stolen is scary and and invasion of my privacy..."rob fladeboe/san jose".....the postal service is offering a 10,000 dollar reward for information leading to an arest and conviction in this case. in san jose rob fladeboe kron 4 news ( steve ) bart riders may get a glimpse of the future this week. the tranist agency is starting to test out its "fleet of the future" this week. the trains will be running during normal commute hours... but only bart workers will be on board. some of them may even stop at stations
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and the doors could open. bart is taking precautions to make sure passengers don't board them by mistake. once testing is complete, bart plans to put the trains into service full-time. (justine) in marin county... crews continue to search for a missing boater in tomales bay. (justine) sheriff deputies say 70- year-old charles friend, who goes by "tod" went missing yesterday afternoon.. friend is an employee of the tomales bay oyster company. nearby boaters say they saw the boat friend was on... going in circles in the water with friend no where to be found. search and rescue crews believe friend may have fallen off of the boat. ( steve ) a big national story tonight is the ongoing battle over health care reform. there is stunning report from the congressional budget office. it says if republicans decide to repeal the affordable care act and not replace it, 32 million americans could lose their health insurance by 2026. the senate has discussed this
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option after its own plan collapsed when republicans could not must enough votes. a subsequent plan to simply repeal and replace later never made it to a vote when it became clear there was not enough support. the president trump has ordered them to come up with a plan before thay break for vacation. ( steve )president trump claims illegal voting may have cost him from winning the popular vote.( justine ) now a presidential commission to investigate voter fraud is kicking off. but as kron 4's washington correspondent mark meredith explains, several local lawmakers worry the commission could actually damage voters faith in the system. trt: 1:28out at the white house, i'm mark meredith. 00:22-00:27 - denise merrill / secretary of state, connecticut 00:58-01:03 - mark meredith / the white house president trump says it's not just him he says americans have been asking him since before the election to investigate voter fraud"it's about the concern of so many americans that improper voting is taking place and canceling out the votes of lawful american citizens."but connecticut's secretary of state denise merrill tells us she's worried the commission's work could actually scare
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people away from the ballot box. "i think it's a dangerous path to go down, i think you do, risk suppressing a lot of people's vote"kansas' secretary of state kris kobach, who's currently running for governor, is vice chair of the presidential commission.today he said the commission will investigate voter registration and election security in all 50 states "there's never been a nationwide effort to do some sort of analysis of this scope and scale"the commission has asked for voter registration information from all 50 states some states have refused to turn over the information- including voters names, partial social security numbers, and past voting history.the commission is facing several lawsuits over concerns too much of the commissions work is happening behind closed doors. today's meeting was not open to the public, but was streamed live online. vice president pence promises the commission will be objective"this commission has no preconceived notions.." if that's the case, secretary merrill says, she thinks the commission won't find much fraud at all"there are occasional incidents of voter fraud, but they're very rare when they're actually proven" at the white house, i'm mark
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meredith. (( justine )) let's take a look outside right now for the current conditions in the bay area... (( steve )) chief meteorologist brittney shipp joins us now with the forecast. seasonable weather conditions will prevail across the region through thursday with a slight warming trend thereafter into saturday. this will result in late night and morning coastal clouds giving way to mostly sunny afternoon conditions. temperatures moderate back to near seasonal averages early next week.
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( justine ) a bay area leader is being tapped for a really big job. findout who will now get to oversee the rebuilding of oroville dam spillways. ( steve ) and we are keeping a close eye on the wildfire near yosemite tonight. it has more than double in less than 24 hours and more evacuations are being order. an update in less than ten minutes.
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(steve) in east bay news. oakland...has become the latest california city to ban the sale of flavored tobacco. the city council voted unanimouysly today to prohibit
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the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored blunt wraps. the law will take effect next year. the vote comes just a month after san francisco aprroved a similar ban. tobacco manufacturers and some grocer associations ...aren't happy. they argue the law hurts immigrant business owners and limits freedom of choice. however...elected officials who supported oakland's ban say diseases related to smoking account for the majority of deaths in oakland. ( steve ) a man who has been the head of a bay area water agency will now get to oversee the repair of the badly damaged oroville dam spillways. grant davis has been appointed by the governor as head of the california department of water resources. the state senate needs to give the final stamp of approval. the oroville project is one of the big things davis will have to deal with right way. it needs to be wrapped up by november. davis has been the head of the sonoma county water agency since 2009. ( steve ) a kron four crew
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has just arrived in carson city nevada for o-j simpson's parole hearing. it is a sight to see... we will take you there.( justine ) and big news today surrounding the future of former san francisco giant, pablo sandoval. gary will tells us who just signed the panda.( steve ) and we are watching a massive wildfire near yosemite that is raging and forcing people to evacuate. what we have just learned about the detwiler fire and the damage it has done.
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(grant) our top story tonight...that breaking news near yosemite...where the detwiler fire has doubled in size since this time last night...and 15-hundred homes are in jeapordy tonight. cal fire hasn't updated the nuimbers since this morning...but at that point....more than 45-thousand acres had burned... containment was just 7 percent. eight homes have burned...but on our news last hour...a cal fire spokesperson said he believes additional homes have burned today...and the destruction will increase. the fire is getting closer and closer to getting closer the fire is getting closer and closer to the town of mariposa. additional evacuations have been ordered. kron4's hermele aregawi is on the ground in mariposa clunty near lake mc-clure.
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she'll have a live update tonight on kron4 news at 8 and 10...and we're always updating kron4.com. right now the setup is underway in nevada for o.j. simpson's parole hearing. simpson will face a parole board that could approve his release. he's been behind bars for the past eight and a half years after being convicted of armed robbery in las vegas. kron 4's j.r. stone is following the story and joins us live from carson city tonight. j.r. what does the setup look like out there? . steve you can see that gates and cones have been set up in front of all of these parking spaces. i talked with the sheriff this afternoon. this is where police and deputies will park come tomorrow morning. the parole board will meet in the building behind me. four of six parole commissioners must
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approve o.j. simpson's parole for his release. when we talk about oj simpson we talked about someone who was sentenced to 33 years in jail. he has already done the minimum 9 years and has been referred to as a model prisoner. he hasn't been written up and there have been no complaints about him. that is why the many legal experts out there believe he will be paroled. today though i talked with a former chairman of the nevada parole board who says it is not a slam dunk that he will be released. she says that the board members have likely not yet made up their mind. they will listen to those talking tomorrow keep in mind oj simpson will not be at this location. he will be at the lovelock correctional facility which is 121 miles from here. he will be on a video feed in front of the parole board members who will be here. keep in mindthere were two victims of this robbery. one has since passed the other is actually talking tomorrow on oj's behalf. more on that tonight at 8 and 10. live in carson city, j.r. stone kron 4 news.
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kron4 will be in carson city for o-j simpson's parole hearing. we will have live coverage - j-r stone will be back tonight 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. here in san jose....a 10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction in a mail theft case. four times in the past two months, twice just last week, someone robbed u.s. mail delivery trucks. on tuesday and wednesday of last week, the two trucks were broken into into near lincoln and michigan avenues in willow
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glen. the thieves struck while letter carriers were making deliveries door to door. in san jose rob fladeboe kron 4 news in walnut creek... five adults, three kids and a dog were displaced after a fire broke out at the ygnacio gardens condominiums just after midnight. no inuries were reported. the contra costa county fire protection district says the fire started in a vacant condo. the person on the lease in that condo tells fire investigators that they were in the process of moving out and that no one was home when the fire ignited. investigators say arson has not been ruled out as a possible cause of the fire. in walnut creek, philippe djegal, kron four news. here in oakland, the bart police chief facing criticism decides to
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chief meteorologist brittney shipp joins us now... seasonable weather conditions will prevail across the region through thursday with a slight warming trend thereafter into saturday. this will result in late night and morning coastal clouds giving way to mostly sunny afternoon conditions. temperatures moderate back to near seasonal averages early next week.
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( justine ) talk about a unique find. the history that a construction crew dug up in los angeles while working on a tunnel for a subway system. food. water. internet. we need it to live. but what we don't need are surprises,
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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. crews working on
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expanding the los angeles subway line discovered something out of the ordinary. (justine) construction crews have found fossils from mammoths, mastodons and bison while on site.(justine) in this video you can see tusk from an adult mammoth being uncovered. crews also say they discovered teeth from a mastodon as well... that is the one that looks like an elephant with the long, culred tusks. experts say the fossils are at least 10-
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thousand-years-o the fossils are expected to be taken to the natural history museum of los angeles county. ( steve )coming up in sports... the home standing giants and a's both leave the ball park happy... and victorious...( justine )... and guess who's back... that's right... the "kung fu panda" returns to the giants organization... gary has that story... and all the sports... coming up
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"the panda" is back with the giants...pablo sandoval... was signed by the team to a minor league contract with their triple-a sacramento affliliate this afternoon savdoval was released by the red sox earlier today after three
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unproductive and injury-filled years in boston... he signed a 5-year, 95-million-dollar with them in 2014... the red sox still owe him 48.3-million sandoval broke in with the giants and played with them from 2008 to 2014... winning three world series titlesso the panda is coming back to the bay area... well... at least sacramento for now
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the giants took on the indians earlier this afternoon looking for their first home series win in three weeks...a 100-year-old giants fan at the game... 41,067bottom 5th/ 3-1 indiansdenard span... to right field and out for a splash hit home run.... a solo job... as the fan dives into the water to claim his souvenier... 3-2 indianstop 8th/ 3-2 indians
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carlos santana...rips a single to left... driving in a run... 4-2 indians.bottom 8th/ 4-3 indiansbuster posey....with two on...two outs and a full count...drills a ball to deep left field and off the wall to knock in brandon crawford and conor gillaspie... 5-4 giants bottom 9th/ 5-4 giantssam dyson... loded the bases... but gets jose ramirez to fly out to right to end the game... dyson is now 5-for-5 in save opportunities in mark melancon's absencefinal: 5-4 giantsmadison bumgarner makes his first home start since his return from that dirt bike injury tomorrow...it wil also be "game of thones night"... here is bruce bochy siting in the game of thones chair after the game...here is bruce bochy sitting in the "game of thrones" chair after the game (sot bochy) "duane kuiper...he's the one who got me watching it...the only thing about sitting in this chair...i got to be honest... the kings that
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sit in this chair...they get killed off so i am a little nervous right now..." a's at the coliseumall star yonder alonzo and his a's hosting tampa bay 17,019 bottom 5th/ 2-2 tiejacob faria throws a wild pitch rajai davis scores the go-ahead run 3-2 a'ssonny gray showcasing himself as trade bait continued to pitch well striking out mallex smith (gray: 6 1/3 ip, 2 runs, 6 k's improves to 6-4)bottom 8th/ 6-2 a'smatt joyce with the solo home run to right field 7-2 a's(joyce: 12th home run)final: 7-2 a'sa's have won 8 of their last 12 games the warriors always seem to be
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one step ahead of everyone elsetoday they announces a unique season ticket holder membership plan for the new chase center scheduled to open in 2019unlike personal seat licenses where fans pay a one-time fee for the right to buy season tickets warriors fans who buy arena memberships will get a full refund now it will take 30 years as that's how long the membership lasts but it's still unique to any spots franchisehere's team president and ceo rick welts with more (sot: welts) "warriors season ticket holders who purchase a chase center membership will know with certainty...that at the end of their membership term...what they have spent for the membership is fully refundable...that's completely unique...the memberships are transferable...members will have access to public events to other events other than warriors games at chase center before the general public...having price cerntainty before they make a decision on their membership of what their warriors season
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tickets will cost in the last year in oracle arena as well as the first five years in chase center will allow them to make a very informed decision for our most ardent fans..." marshawn lynch is buying the restaurant he use to go to as a kid growing up in oakland... he is purchasing scend's restaurant and bar... a soul food establishment that's been on the oakland-emeryville boarder since 1967current owner cassie nickelson is turning 80 next month and will be retiring as she feels it's just the right time... she was going to close the restauant until lynch offered to buy it nickelson says she comfortable with lynch and likes him so his decision to buy the establishment leaves it in trusted hands... ( steve ) a big change could be
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coming to facebook. the plan that could have users paying for sharing certain posts on their pages.
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facebook is working on a way for news organizations to charge readers for articles they share and read.(steve) the menlo park based company says it plans to require payments.... after reading 10 articles from a publisher through facebook. facebook is in early talks with publishers on how it might better support subscription business models. just last weekseveral news publishers say they are seeking permission from congressfor the right to negotiate jointly with google and facebook on ads and other issues. final look at the weather with chief meteorologist brittney shipp.
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a full hour of news is on the way.at 7:00 it's the insider, followed by entertainment tonight at 7-30. then we're back with kron 4 news at 8:00 do you really use head & shoulders?
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"the insider" -- tracking the biggest stories making news today. number one -- is ben affleck taking a break from hollywood to focus on his family? >> hey, how are you, ben? >> why he dropped out of his new film. >> i just focus on what i'm doing, what project i want to do. then, who's standing up for ed sheeran after his "game of thrones" backlash? as the cast chooses which character they'd kill. >> daenerys targaryen >> why? and, number three -- why "the incredibles 2" has some serious girl power. you and wonder woman just the same basically! >> that's just great. plus, your "insider" bonus. >> julianne and brooks, they didn't really want speeches.
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>> derek hough gives me the "i do" details on his sister's big day. >> then -- >> this is my best princess. >> i'm with real-life disney princesses whose royal union is something to sing about. ♪ >> now "the insider" tracking houd from the inside out. >> ben affleck reportedly makes his health and his home his top priority. louis aguirre is off. michael yo will be joining me in a bit. let's dive right into the number one tracking story this evening -- ben's bold move. putting family first and an acting project to the side -- "the insider" has learned ben has dropped out of the netflix thriller "triple frontier." deadline reports the father of three wants to take time to focus on his wellness and his family. that would be holding true to a pledge ben made in march when he announce

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