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280 as an air tanker could be seenlaying down a pink stripe of fire retardant as part of a strategy to contain the fire and keep it away from homes and other structures which for now are not in any danger. brian ham/calfire".....we have structures on bear gulch and skyline boulevard but they are not immediately threatened, luckily we have a good southwest wind on it and that is keeping it from burning downhill and over bear gulch...."because of the steep terrain, virtually inaccessible to engines, hand crews have been making their way into the fire on the ground. but it's been an air attack for the most part with a dc-10 and other fixed wing aircraft and helicopters dropping retardant and water on the smokyblaze from above. this fire was sparked by one of more than a thousand lightning strikescalfire tracked in san mateo and santa
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cruz counties alone.brian ham/calfire"....we have technology that lets us actually track the lightning and based on that we go scout it out and see if there are any fires and a lot of times we learn about the lightning cased fires from rp's or reporting parties... smoke
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(rob live) there is still a chance we might see more lightning this evening but the skies look to be fairly clear where i am. however, calfire says it will remain on high alert and continue to scout for lightning because embers from a strike can several days before sparking a wildfire just like this one. woodside rob fladeboe kron 4 news (grant) another round of storms is heading for the bay area... let's bring in chief meteorologist brittney ship, with a look at the forecast brit? another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms can be expected this afternoon and evening. temperatures will trend a few degrees cooler today, but then rebound again by friday.
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(vicki) one worker out on the tarmac at sfo had a close call
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when he was nearly hit by a lightning strike. kron4's maureen kelly says last night's light show also inconvenienced some passengers because the f-a-a grounded flights for several hours out of precaution. the electric bursts of lightning in the bay area evening sky monday evening was as beautiful as it was rare. it was a spectacular display it was really amazing to watch something that will is very typical in states like texas where you get amazing thunderstorms but here in the bay area never seen anything like itdina ibrahim was a captive audience to the aerial show.because she wasn't allowed off her plane when it landed at sfo a little after 6p.a very simple 15 minute de planing and get into there you know the car situation turned into a two hour ordealthe faa ordered a ground stop twice over the course of the night.which also meant some planes had to re-route or circle until the all clear was given.sfo spokesman doug yakel says it's for the safety of the ground crew who's work exposes them to the elements. the crew that are loading airplanes and pushing aircraft back are called upon to go inside the building until the lightning thread has endedone united worker inside a vehicle called a tug pulling an empty plane did report seeing a lightning strike near him
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around 930are your point medical staff responded not sustain any injuries or the tug was not damaged. near this individual but fortunately do not strike him per sethe sfo spokesperson says with potential for more thunderstorms in the forecast , they plan to keep their eyes on the skies and keep in close contact with the faa as the evening progresses. maureen kelly kron4 news (vicki) our coverage on the storms hitting the bay area continues online at kron four dot com. there you can track the storm as it hits your neighborhood... also - make sure you have the kron4 mobile app - and be the first
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to know about breaking news when it happens. (grant) the families of two u-p-s drivers killed by a co-workerhave filed a lawsuit... saying the shooting should have been prevented. today relatives of benson louie and michael lefiti sued u-p-s, allied universal security servicesand the owner of the san francisco building where it happened. the lawsuits allege u-p-s emloyees had complained about security problems at the building before jimmy lam carried out the deadly rampage agaisnt his colleagues. attorneys for the families say metal detectors and security guards failed to stop lam... who was armed with a mac-10 sub-machine gun and a pistol. (grant) the russians are going to have to pay up... the bay area air quality management district has cited the now-closed russian consulate for burning on a spare the air day. it happened the day before the russians were ordered to leave
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earlier this month. district officials say the black smoke coming out of the chimney was from burning garbage...it's not clear how much the russians are being asked to pay. the consulate closure came after a recent russian decision to reduce the number of american staff allowed in that country. (vicki) extreme security measures are being put in place by uc berkeley police... for this thursday's ben shapiro speech on the uc berkeley campus. the additional security precautions will include uc police establishing a closed perimeter around zellerbach auditorium to prevent violent protestors from getting anywhere near the event. the group anti fascism.org
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says being kept away from the event is a violation of their right to protest. the group is planning to hold a community speak-out event outside the uc berkeley campus around the same time of the ben shapiro speech. "25 percent of the houses initially have been destroyed and 65 percent have major damage. basically every house in the keys was impacted in some way or another. "(grant) two days after hurricane irma swept through the florida keys ... we're seeing the first images of destruction... in some of the hardest hit areas..tonight an army of repair crews is struggling to restore power to millions of homes and businesses throughout florida. today president trump announced plans to visit the state on thursday.(vicki)some residents were allowed to return to the low=lying islands hit hardest by the category four hurricane. catherine heenan is here to show us the situation n the keys tonight.catherine? (catherine) the
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florida keys stretch 115 miles south from the florida mainland, from key largo to key west -- they're home to some 80=thousand people. they call themselves konks, and pride themselves on being as tough as the namesake seashells. people do stupid things and call it fun, call it whatever you want. i don't run from anything.eric mcmackin was one of the estimated ten thousand peopled who defied the mandatory evacuation order.the water line in here was this // this is what separates the men from the boys his home survived.his fishing boat, not so lucky.well, you take very penny you earned in your life and burn it.arriving in marathon key last night, the first rescue crews found no power, no running water ... but plenty of will to go on. "we survived just fine. we've got plenty of water and got plenty of food, got the stove hooked up to the small butane tank." this morning, the evacuation order was lifted for the upper keys, my expectation is that everything is half destroyed. i'm a tour guide, so i know i am out of work for the next two months. but hopefully there'll be plenty of work rebuilding the town.us 1, the road linking the keys together, is in
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pieces. huge chunks of pavement are missing.the farther we get down us 1, the worse it gets. everywhere we go, everything has been touched by the storm.mile after mile of devastation.for those familiar with this stretch of us 1 used to be a very popular restaurant right there called mr. lobster, it is completely gone. rv's on their side in sunshine key. boats sitting next to houses in marathon.on big pine key, homes burned to the ground. "this was at one point the inside of someone's house. if you look right through the entrance way you can see the bathroom. i mean, just totally exploded in here. mike ryan, a u=s marine, was in houston helping to rescue flood victims. he returned home to find this. "just one of those things. it's just my turn i guess."at least 5 feet of storm surge piled through his home. despite all the widespread destruction ryan was optimistic. "at least i'm here to rebuild it. not 6 foot under. that's the difference." (catherine) irma has shattered
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a number of records ... among them: the number of people left without power.the total -- 16 million, most of them in florida, where three out of four homes and businesses were left in the dark. vicki? (grant) what's a parking spot in san francisco worth to you?(grant) the new plan - that would make it easier to find a parking spot --- but it would come at a price.(vicki) then - apple unveils its newest products - including átwo new iphones. a look at the new apple gadgets ... coming up in a live report. (grant) but first, police are investigating a strong armed robbery... that happened in broad daylight on a bart train. we'll show you the new surveillance images ... just released by police.
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tell you about tonight a young woman - held at gunpoint... and then robbed...near the end of the morning commute.(vicki) police releasing new surveillance images... in hopes someone might regonize the suspect. kron four's terisa estacio is standing by live... at the bart station in the east bay where this crime occurred with what we are learning tonight. terisa? the woman was on a train heading south when all of a sudden the man she was sitting next too pulled out a gun on her and it happened during commute hours. it was only 9:30 in the morning monday when this crime
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occurred on a train that had just left the hayward station - heading to south hayward. ed alvarez, bart police dept. the woman says the man was trying to talk to her, he sat behind her, then came up and pointed a gun, she put her hands in the air and he took her purse. and this police say is there suspect these images captured from the new surveillance camera system put into bart a few months ago - alvarez. he just walked away. and stood there, pretty cavalier? yeah, then he walked away when the train pulled up to the station. bart police now searching for more images and video of the suspect and a possible get away car. alvarez. have you ever had this happen before? yes. but this is rare. and here is another snapshot of the suspect. as you can see - he is wearing a black knit cap, headphones, black shirt, black pants and black sneakers. police say he got away with the victims purse which contained a phone, wallet and other personal items. i am taken back. bart rider.(estacio lvie) bart riders told me they were certainly un-nerved by this crime. if the man looks familiar contact bart polcie. in hayward, te bart riders told me they were certainly un-nerved by this crime. if the man looks familiar contact bart polcie. in hayward, te (grant) police in the south bay - are searching for a man who stole a purse from an elderly woman last month.
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san jose police now releasing surveillance video of the incident... it happened in a parking lot... on story road near clemence avenue. the man apporached the woman and violently ripped the purse from her... he took off...the woman chased him through the parking lot. the suspect then gets in a get-away car.. the victim was hurt ...but not seriously. the suspect is described as a hispanic man between 20 and 25 years old. about six - one... with a heavy build. (grant) police in the south bay - are searching for a man who stole a purse from an elderly woman last month. san jose police now releasing surveillance video of the incident... it happened in a parking lot...
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on story road near clemence avenue. the man apporached the woman and violently ripped the purse from her... he took off...the woman chased him through the parking lot. the suspect then gets in a get-away car.. the victim was hurt ...but not seriously. the suspect is described as a hispanic man between 20 and 25 years old. about six - one... with a heavy build. (vicki) police are looking for two brazen thieves who robbed a jewelery story in antioch. it happened at lauryn jewelers monday morning. witnesses say the robbers went to the front door of the store dressed in black suits, dark sunglasses, and were possibly wearing wigs. they knocked on the door and were let inside. officers say the men then pepper sprayed the store clerk. the thieves broke several cases and grabbed whatever they could. (vicki) police have not released
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a description of who they are looking for. (grant) also in contra costa county. detectives are on the hunt for a suspect... in conection to an attempted murder in byron. authorities say 22-year-old antonio morales... fired several shots into a crowd of people back on saturday september second. it happened at a parking lot on taylor road in byron. two people were hit and injured... before the nissan maxima morales was allegedly driving...sped off. anyone with informationn is urged to call the contra county sheriff's department. (vicki) and take a look at this... some damage reported from the lightning strikes. these are pictures from the central county fire department. they say lightning struck a chimney in millbrae... causing this damage. (anchor) and here's what things look like outside now - live as we look at the embarcadero...
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time now to check on our weather... with chief meterologist brittney shipp. another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms can be expected this afternoon and evening. temperatures will trend a few degrees cooler today, but then rebound again by friday.
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(grant) coming up, it's a four-legged guest you don't want walking all around your freshly baked cookies... the popular place they found this critter wondering around... (vicki) but first, prepare to pay more to park. why prices are going to surge in san francisco.
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(vicki) it could be even more expensive to park in san francisco... come the end of the year.. (grant) but it may also be easier to find parking. kron4's dan kerman explains. what you pay to park in san francisco could soon go up but it might also go down.it's called demand pricing and it's already in effect at 7- thousand meters throughout the city for example here in the 21-hundred block of chestnut it costs 5.75 an hour to park in the morning but during the busy afternoon rush it jumps to 6.25 an hour. now the sfmta is considering
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putting this demand pricing in place at all of the cities 30- thousand meters sot paul rose/sf mta 28-38we're building off the success we had with our pilot program sf park where we saw that 43 percent of the time people found it easier to park or found parking faster in those pilot areas. the mta says the higher price encourages people to park in a less busy area which frees up spots and makes parking easier overall.sotdo you find it any easier to park, no chestnut is actually the worstwhile drivers agree parking in the city is a nightmare, many aren't buying the theory that higher prices are making people go elsewhere thus freeing up more spots.sot no it does not prevent me from parking when i do find a spot but it is definitely like sticker shock when i see what the parking is going to be. among the meters currently not park of the program are these on union street. right now
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parking here is just 2.25 an hour, but that's could climb with demand pricing, though the mta says any meter hikes will be limited to 25 cents every three months.standup dan kerman/sf 132-140the proposal could go before the mta board for a vote next month and if approved this could take effect before the end of the year. in sf dan kerman/kron 4 news (vicki) with school just getting back on schedule... there are some students who are already glowing about their favorite teachers. catherine heenan is back now with a special recognition. ( catherine ) this week.. kron 4 is proud to name.. courtney warren lacasse ... as our teacher of the week. she was nominated by a student who said "mrs. warren is like our mom.. she never fails to help us in things we need." courtney teaches physical education... and leadership classes at pittsburg high school in pittsburg.. her alma mater. courtney's principal called her phenomenal... a teacher who cares... and is determined to see each student succeed. he said quote: "i
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wish i had a hundred of her!" congratulations.. courtney warren lacasse ... kron4's teacher of the week. if you know a teacher deserving recognition... send us your nomination. just go to our website .. kron 4 dot com. (vicki) it's the moment - apple fans have been waiting for... (vicki) the unveiling of the new iphone eight. coming up - we'll tell you - what you can expect from the new and improve smartphone... plus, when its expected to hit store shelves. (grant) then - police are searching for a group of vandals... after a statue is decapitated. a look at the damage - next.
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(grant) big day for apple fans... the company introducing a whole new line up of products... including not one - but átwo new iphones. (grant) apple - releasing a super-premium iphone... with a super-premium price tag. (vicki) kron 4's tech reporter gabe slate joins us live now from the palo alto apple store off university avenue. he was at the press event and got his hands on the new device. gabe how was it - does it live up to the hype?? ((gabe on camera live lead)) it's a good looking phone. i
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do believe iphone users will want it. but it starts at a thousand dollars. and goes up from there for the models with more storage is it worth it ?? well. here's a look at what it features. to help you decide that.. ((gabe on camera live tag)) apple also unveiled the iphone 8 and iphone 8 plus.a new apple watch with some interesting features..and an entirely new type of gadget.. that's coming up on kron 4 news at 6. (anchor) time now to check on time now (anchor) time now to check on
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our weather... with chief meterologist brittney shipp.
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(vicki) democrats are pushing for a vote - to address the future of a program that protects young immigrants brought into the u-s illegally.pelosi: "while the president thinks giving congress six months to act, we want to do that sooner. we are going to do it within six weeks, and hopefully we can by supporting the dream act that is in the house and in the senatebut we must pass something before we leave for christmas, that's for sure. (vicki) president trump rescinded
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the "defered action for childhood arrivals program" or daca... but gave congress six months to come up with a legislative fix. the white house says it will soon release its plans for the program - however, did not go into much detail. meanwhile, governor jerry brown and top california lawmakers - plan to spend 30-million dollars to help immigrants with legal services and college financial aid. (grant) still ahead, the warriors will be sporting a ánoticeably - new jersey- patch this season. gary radnich joins us on set - to talk about the largest advertising deal in nba history.(vicki) and next - a mouse found at a popular cookie store in san francisco. reaction after the break. (grant) u-s stocks rose to record highs today... the dow adding a little more than 61 points. the nasdaq...
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picked up 22. and the s&p - rose more than eight points.
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(vicki) a shopper at stonestown galleria in san francisco.... got a lot of attention when she found a mouse crawling across the cookies displayed at mrs. field's. she posted this video of it on twitter, and has engaged thousands of people. kron four's
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spencer blake tells us if that store remains open. "there's a mouse on the cakes. like there's a mouse in your cookies!"whether you call him mickey, jerry, speedy gonzalez, or stuart littlehe's probably not the mascot mrs. field's wanted."oh my go-are you serio- ..(gasps). that is super disgusting. i am really shocked."last wednesday, a shopper at mrs. field's noticed the little guy holed up behind the display case of the cookie shop on the second floor of stonestown galleria. "what is that? that's a rat. no! that's the.that's thethat's the cookie shop. i always go to that place. no way!"she made sure to grab tell-tail video of the critter crawling on the cookiesand posted it online where almost ten thousand people shared it as well."are you serious? mrs. field's? what is that? damn. i love mrs. field's too, bro. their cookies are lit, but that's nasty, dude.i'm done with mrs. field's."the squeaks of disgust reflect a newly-lowered food safety score posted at the shop. before las week, the location had a score of 96, which falls within the top tier of grades. but after an inspection on friday, the score dropped to an 89, which falls in the 'adequate' category.that means inspectors observed several violations and the place may have high-risk violations."i just think that's completely unacceptable. like, if it was up to me, i would have them shut down immediately."if it's
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any consolation, the store does have signs posted assuring customers that the giant cookies in the glass case are for display only. "dude, no! i always get brownies from them. that's disgusting!" "were you guys about to go get a cookie right now?no. not anymore."in san francisco spencer blake kron four news. (vicki) we did contact the store and left our contact information, but have not heard back from the manager for comment. (grant) a statue of a catholic saint was vandalized in santa barbara. take a look. the statue of saint junipero serra splattered with fake blood and was decapitated...at the old santa
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barbara mission. a sheet is currently covering the statue to hide the graphic scene. police are now investigating...and visitors are still welcome. "but we try not to keep it too guarded because it is open to the community and visitors from all over the world, but we do want to keep the friars, our staff and the public safe." this isn't the first time a statue of this saint was targeted by vandals. last year, a junipero serra statue was decapitated in carmel. no arrests have been made. (vick) still ahead - sitting too long could be bad for your health. what doctors say you should do to counteract the effects.
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at stanford health care, we can now use a blood sample to detect lung cancer. if we can do that, imagine what we can do for asthma. and if we can stop seizures in epilepsy patients with a small pacemaker for the brain, imagine what we can do for multiple sclerosis, even migraines. if we can use patients' genes to predict heart disease in their families, imagine what we can do for the conditions that affect us all. imagine what we can do for you. bracing for another showdown over an alt-right speaker. pam more is in the newsroom with what we are working on for kron 4 news at six. (pam) vicki... this thursday night .. conservative commentator ben shapiro is scheduled to speak on the u-c berkeley campus. at least
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one group has promised to protest shapiro's appearance. but, the concern is... as has happened in the past, those protests can quickly spin out of control... so extreme security measures are being put in place by u-c berkeley police. tonight, we'll show you the security precautions being taken.. to keep violent protestors from getting close to the event. we will have that story.. and more on kron 4 news at six. vicki now back to you. (grant) the warriors just the warriors just struck up a huge deal to have a patch from an advertiser on their jersey. (vicki) japanese based rakuten will pay the warriors millions of dollars to have their logo on the warriors jersey. sports director gary radnich is here - to break it all down for us gary? t warruors have found a new way to make money....put a
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sponsored logo on their uniforms... (vicki) the cdc says (vicki) (vicki) the cdc says its
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investigating a multi-state outbreak of infections... that may be linked to puppies sold through the national pet store chain "petland." the cdc says a total of 39 people have fallen ill... in at least seven states. nine people had to be hospitalized. it's a common bacterial infection - that can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever. the cdc says - 12 of the people who have gotten sick are petland employees. the other 27... either recently purchased a puppy at petland or visited a petland. the cdc is currently investigating the outbreak - and says petland is cooperating with the investigation. there have been no reported illnesses in california. (grant) doctors say sitting too much is bad for
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your health but there are ways to counter act the effects. sitting for long periods of time can lead to heart disease and an early death no matter how much you exercise. doctors say the risk applied to people who repeatedly sat for more than 60 to 90 minutes at one time. in order to decrease the risk... you should reduce the amount of sitting as much as possible and if you have to sit for long periods of time. they suggest taking frequent breaks to get up and walk around -- even if its just for 100 steps. (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meterologist brittney shipp.
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(grant) a proposal fail. up next - a man pops the question and the rings pops out of the box ... and through a bridge and into the water below! the couple's priceless reaction - after the break.
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(vick) it's the proposal video that's gone viral for all the wrong reasons.(grant) this after the engagement ring made an actual splash ... into some water. matt flener reports. it is ...nat sound:... one of the most memorable moments a couple can have.ruth salas: "it's been a long, ongoing talk. it was just waiting for
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that moment."after four years of dating, seth dixon brought ruth salas to their favorite spot in kansas city's loose park.seth dixon:"i knew it was good spot for us."a friend, who had joined them for dinner to walk that night, started taking video of that moment, which became that moment.nat sound:... for seth.seth dixon: "that face. i was just completely shocked."and ruth. ruth salas:"and of course i looked over the bridge and i'm like it really did fall. i heard the plop of the ring and i'm like, oh no."staci dabney: "we have watched the video so many times and i'll catch my husband. he'll be in the corner laughing. and for a moment i'll be like what are you laughing? and i'm like oh, you're watching the seth and ruth video again."the seth and ruth video is now quite the story among friends like staci dabney.staci dabney:"next morning, we got done with church and we were all hanging out. we had this idea. we need to go look for it ... because i'm a wedding and engagement photographer so i saw it and i'm like this is the perfect shot."those memories with 30 close friends saved forever, even though they couldn't find the ring.ruth salas:"ha ha ha! i don't have it on me, obviously. but it will all work out."whatever's next,
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maybe just not near the water. ruth salas:"i mean we really didn't finish the proposal so i mean i hope he would propose again." (vicki) a friend of the couple - has set up a go- fund-me page for the couple to buy a new engagement ring. it has already raised more than 200 dollars. (vicki) that wraps up kron 4 news at 5.(granti) steve aveson and pam moore are here with kron 4 news at six. (steve) grant and vicki thank you. coming up on kron 4 news at six. lightning sparks a wildfire in san mateo county. next at six... the progress
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firefighters are making tonight... plus more thunderstorms in the forecast. (pam) plus... we'll tell you about the new security measures being taken at u.c. berkeley ahead of this week's speech by a conservative commentator. kron 4 news at six is next.
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( steve ) the bay area gets lit up by lightning. an unusual weather pattern delivers thousands of flashes in the sky... and we could be in for more wild weather. good evening... i'm steve aveson. and i'm pam moore. this is what everyone seems to be talking about today... mother nature's show. kron four viewers have been sharing their pictures and video with us... and it is spectacular to see what the
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weather did to our skies last night. like steve said, there is a chance could we get another round tonight. this is a live look tonight at the san mateo bridge... at about this time last night... we saw a downpour and lightning all over stormtracker four. let's check in with chief meteorologist brittney ship .... and get our first look at the four zone forecast. another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms can be expected this afternoon and evening. temperatures will trend a few degrees cooler today, but then rebound again by friday. ( pam ) a reminder.... you can
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get weather updates anytime through the kron four mobile app. it has the forecast for neighborhood.... as well as live, stormtracker four radar. it is available for free for apple and android devices. ( steve ) one worker out at sfo monday night had a near miss with a lightning bolt. the worker, who was driving a vehicle called a tug, pulling
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an empty plane reported the strike around 9:30 pm. he was checked out by a medical team, but luckily he was uninjured. the plane he was pulling was also not damaged in the incident. many passengers were inconvenienced by the storm .the f-a-a ordered a ground stop at the airport twice last night in order to protect the ground crew who's work exposes them to the elements. we talked to one woman who was stuck on a plane that had already landed but was not allowed off for two hours. the sfo spokesperson says with potential for more thunderstorms in the forecast , they plan to keep eyes on
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the skies and keep in close contact with the faa this evening. (2-shot/steve) a fire still burning on the peninsula was sparked by embers from one of those lightning strikes. (map/vo/pam) at last word, the fire had charred about 50- acres between skyline boulevard and the san mateo county community of woodside. 100 firefighters are on the job and the fire is said to be about 5- percent contained. kron four's rob fladeboe has more from the scene. this was the view from woodside road and interstate 280 as an air tanker could be seenlaying down a pink stripe of fire retardant as part of a strategy to contain the fire and keep it away from homes and other structures which for now are not in any danger. brian ham/calfire".....we have structures on bear gulch and skyline boulevard but they are
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not immediately threatened, luckily we have a good southwest wind on it and that is keeping it from burning downhill and over bear gulch...."because of the steep terrain, virtually inaccessible to engines, hand crews have been making their way into the fire on the ground. but it's been an air attack for the most part with a dc-10 and other fixed wing aircraft and helicopters dropping retardant and water on the smokyblaze from above. this fire was sparked by one of more than a thousand lightning strikescalfire tracked in san mateo and santa cruz counties alone.brian ham/calfire"....we have technology that lets us actually track the lightning and based on that we go scout it out and see if there are any fires and a lot of times we learn about the lightning cased fires from rp's or reporting parties... smoke residents are advised to join the watch for fires that might pop up in th days ahead. king's mountain and other narrow roads around woodside were closed to make way for firefighters but there was no need for any evacuations.
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daniel ghiorso/woodside fire chief"....we closed kings mountain and some other roads because we don't know which way it's going so we're just trying to keep the community away from the fire so we can do our job..."rob fladeboe/woodside".....as of about 6 pm the skies were clear over the peninsula and no new lightning strikes were reported but firefighters said they will continue to scout the area since it's not unusual for embers from a lightning strike to smolder for days before sparking a fire. in redwood city rob fladeboe kron 4 news (pam) in san mateo county. a man and woman are recovering tonight after a u.s. coast guard crew rescued the pair from a cave in mussel rock. the dramatic rescuecaught on video. the coast guard received a call about three- yesterday
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afternoon... about a man and woman stranded in a cave due to the high tide and the woman suffering a leg injury. a m-h-65 dolphin helicopter swooped down and hoisted the pair to safety. the duo received medical attention both are expected to make full recoveries. (pam) bart riders feeling some anxiety tonight - after a brazen crime during peak commute hours. bart police say, a woman was robbed at gunpoint. (steve) as kron four's terisa estacio reports, authorities are releasing images as well as reassuring riders that they are trying to capture the suspect before he strikes again. (estacio) this is a picture of the suspect, bart police say who flashed a handgun at a young female rider monday morning around 9:30 as she was traveling on a southbound train from hayward to south hayward station. alex pouga, bart rider. "it is pretty scary. i ride all the time. ed alvarez, bart police deputy chief. "he looks like he is pretty comfortable, and he might do it again." ed alvarez, bart police deputy chief says they want to get the images out to the public to spread the word and see
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about bringing this suspect in before he might strike again. the suspect after flashing the handgun grabbed the young victims purse stealing several items. michael chapman, bart rider. "i ride all the time, that is really something." ed alvarez. bart is safe, this is not normal. alvarez, says detectives are tracking down several leads and going over other surveillance cameras throughout the system for more leads. this rider - new to the system, said she was having second thoughts on taking bart after hearing abou the crime. christy mccarthy, bart rider. "i am from down south, this makes me nervous." in hayward, terisa estacio. a nearly seven hour standoff at a south bay fastfood restaurant is over tonight. milpitas a nearly seven hour
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standoff at a south bay fastfood restaurant is over tonight. milpitas police say they went into the k-f-c on main street and arrested the suspect. a man had been up holed inside the bathroom since 7 last night. restaurant workers called police after hearing banging and screaming and then what they thought was a gunshot. a swat team went in just before 2 a-m... used tear gas... and took the man into custody. his name has not been released. (steve on cam) we are just two days away from controversial conservative talk show host ben shapiro's speaking event on the u-c- berekley campus(pam on cam) u-c-police are taking extra precautions to keep potentially violent protestors away from zellerbach hall... where the event will be held. today, kron4's haaziq
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madyun spoke with the president of the young college republicans ... to get his thoughts about the security plan building closures, parking restrictions and a closed perimeter...those are among the security precautions being taken by uc berkeley for ben shapiro's speaking event this thursday here at zellerbach hall. the uc is taking the extreme security measures in an effort to prevent violent protestors from disrupting shapiro's appearance like they did earlier this year when milo yanopolis was scheduled to speak on campustroy worden is president of the berkeley college republicans, the group that invited shapiro to speak on campus
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raphael kardis of refuse fascism.org says keeping protestors at a distance from the event in fringes of their right to free speechben shapiro speech is scheduled for this thursday at 7pm. kardis he will be taking part in a counter event outside that is scheduled to start an hour earlier in berkeley haaziq madyun kron4news (pam) just in the news room... we are now
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learning that the motion allowing berkeley police officers to use pepper spray during violent protest.... has been approved. the police chief recommended the change because of the series of violent clashes between political extermists there.. the chief says, pepper spray allows officers to directly target specific attackers engaged in violence. police will still not be allowed to use pepper spray to disperse peaceful demonstrators . the mayor of berkeley introduced a refined version of the motion to city council today. (jesse arreguin/berkeley mayor): "i am introducing a motion to refine the proposals that were specifically giving them that authority and not to open up the used of pepper spray to crowd control... we will do what we can to prevent violence against police and non-violent demonstrators." this request came just days before a speech by right wing talk show host ben shapiro at cal .... which is expected to draw protesters. irma is gone but flooding remains as 15 million
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peoplehead back home in florida, many of them without power the unexpected rain in the bay area is bringing new urgencyto efforts to repair the oroville dam.. we've got a progress report. for the 10th anniversary you expected a new phone, a watch andpossibly a new television, but up next you'll learn about a brand newgadget from apple.
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one rainbow is magic. even more magic would be two. three rainbows are impossible. unless they were made by you. lucky charms. now with 3 new rainbow marshmallows. ♪ they're magically delicious ( pam ) there is plenty to
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talk about tonight ... when it
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comes to new apple products. the company showed off some serious upgrades during its big reveal at its new spaceship headquarters today. ( pam ) apple unveiled new i-phones, a new apple watch, apple t-v, and... an entirely new type of gadget.( steve ) kron 4's tech reporter gabe slate joins us live now from the palo alto apple store off university avenue. he was at the press event and has all the details on the new apple gear gabe tell us about the iphone 8. the new iphone 8 and iphone 8 plus are not that different than the existing iphone 7 series. but the new apple watch has a feature that makes it a lot differentsomething it should have had when it first the markethere's a look for a closer look at all the new apple gadgets and how apple users are reacting to themlook for my tech page on kron 4 dot com in palo alto gabe slate kron 4 news
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( steve ) apple saved the
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iphone "x" for last. it has a glass front and back... and an "o-led" display which apple is calling the super retina display. this model is also the first to ditch the home button... since the screen takes up the entire front of the device. it will use facial recognition to unlock it... and apple says the chances of someone using face i-d to break into your phone are one in a million. it will start shipping in november... the starting price... 999 dollars. ( steve ) another big story: the death toll is rising tonight as florida picks up the pieces after hurricane irma slammed into the sunshine state. now -- 15 million people are without power.( pam ) that is a problem -- especially for those dealing with oppressive heat. natasha chen, with our partners at c-n-n, is near jacksonville... where they are recovering from a record storm surge. as floridians assess the damage and destruction left behind by hurricane irma... officials are scrambling to
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reach those residents in dire need of fresh water, power, and communicationsgov. rick scott/florida: "you just, you're just praying that everybody's alive."the florida keys appear to be hit hardest - with many of the islands still inaccessible to the public. fema says about 25 percent of the homes in the florida keys have been destroyed. another 65 percent suffered damagegov. rick scott/florida: "we're going to do everything we can to get water, food, any resources we can out to people as fast as possible."it's still unclear how many casualties there are in the the state.another challenge -- millions are still without power, and homes could be dark for several more days. rob gould/vp & chief communications officer, florida power & light: "certainly there were pockets of tornadic activity, severe flooding and other debris that we - you know, cause issues. that may delay restoration. but on the west coast we would expect to have essentially all restoration complete by next friday."farther north, floridians are dealing with flooded homes and roadways. jacksonville is still recovering from record- breaking storm surge - with more than 300 people rescued in the city alone. mayor lenny
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curry/jacksonville, fl: "we have no reported casualties as a result of the storm, that we're aware of at this time. so yeah, i'm incredibly grateful."and florida isn't the only state impacted by the massive storm. residents in georgia and the carolinas faced torrential rainfall and deadly floods of their own. in jacksonville, florida, i'm natasha chen. ( pam ) meanwhile... the situation in the caribbean remains dire ... nearly a week after irma hit. this is the island of tortola... which is part of the british virgin island chain. you can see the devastation at this marina. people are waiting to get evacuated because parts of the island have been reduced to rubble. some residents say, it is so bad, the island is no longer fit to live on. they are asking to be evacuated. let's take a look outside right now... (steve) chief meteorologist brittney shipp
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joins us now with the four zone forecast. another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms can be expected this afternoon and evening. temperatures will trend a few degrees cooler today, but then rebound again by friday.
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(( áá pam 2-shot áá )) a new tribute for a treasured bay area legend..(( áá v.o.áá )) the spot in golden gate park, san francisco is dedicating tobeloved robin williams...(( áá steve / v.o. áá )) health care costs are about to rise but now a bipartisan effortto solve the insurance challenge before it hits home. ( pam ) ,$8drw ( pam ) the return of the
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rain to the bay area brings up a reminder... crews need to finish the repairs on the oroville dam.( steve ) they have about six weeks or so until the rain season returns... and the clock is ticking. grant lodes is here with some new video that just came out showing the construction. grant. ( grant ) the department of water resources put a drone up yesterday... and you can really see a difference. we saw them demolish the old spillway and start working on a new one. and the new one is really taking shape now. they have been pouring tons of concrete to replace the old spillway that crumbled back in february. pretty extensive project. workers still need to connect the whole thing together... and you can see in this video they are
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preparing to enter what looks like the final stretch. and as steve and pam said... the clock is ticking...they need to get the work wrapped by the beginning of november. this is an expensive rebuild... costing in the neighborhood of 300-million dollars. and we know the and we dollars.of 300-million neighborhood costing in the neighborhood of 300-million dollars. and we know the history... the old spillway crumbled in february...and the emergency spillway was compromised... leading to the evacuation of close 200-thousand people. investigations have since determined the original construction and design of the spillway was flawed... and the lack of inspections also contributed to the near catastrophic failure. this is something we will be keeping a close eye on as the deadline to get the work done approaches. (pam) sharon meadow in golden gate park is about to get a new name. city officials plan to rename the meadow.... after the late comedian robin williams.
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williams was known for supporting the annual comedy day in golden gate park's music concourse... which started in 19-81. the tiburon resident even made an appearance at the event in 20- 15... the year he died. the city's recreation and park commission will have to approve the renaming before it goes into effect. (( steve / v.o. )) he took a break for his first round of chemotherapybut this time around senator john mccain will continue going to work(( pam / v.o. )) the warriors take on a brand new sponsor. we'll show you the new patchon the uniforms that 20 -million bucks will buy.(( steve / v.o. )) and the price of health care is about to rise but a combination of senate repbulicans and democrats are hoping to save the day.
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( steve ) the senate health committee is trying to fix the affordable care act before it's too late.and the key to doing that is republicans and democrats working together.( pam ) the question is... can they do it before the costs for insurance skyrocket. kron 4's washington correspondent alexandra limon has the story from our nation's capitol. trt 1:30the senate health
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committee is holding a series of bipartisan hearings on how to fix the obamacare mike leavitt the former governor of utah says the key is giving states flexibility.mike leavitt / former ut governor :12-:22so that the states have the ability to construct an option menu of benefits and provide the state or even consumers the ability to choose plans.alexandra limon / @alexlimonnews :23-:33the question is how much flexibility should states have? some fear that too much flexibility would reduce cost but would result in useless plans that don't cover much when people need their insurace.the problem is health care is just too expensive elizabeth warren / us senator (d) :39-:44when you get a mole removed, or you have minor knew surgery, you and costs could skyrocket in 2018 unless congress finds a solution.tim kaine / us senator, va (d) :55-1:00i see this committee as, i wont say a last hope. but after many many months, if we don't get it right, i don't see anybody else doing it. adding uncertainty and instability to the healtcare marketplace.. is the fact that president trump has threated to end cost sharing payments the government subsidies that help people who can't afford insurace on their own.but
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bernard tyson of california based kaiser remains hopeful the healthcare sytem can be fixed.bernard tyson / ceo kaiser foundation health plan 1:20-1:27real solutions exist this is not a situation where we have to throw out the baby with the bathwater.in washington alexandra limon ( pam ) ( pam ) experts in also said... advertising care plan options .. would help with the a-c-a's success however president trump slashed a-c-a advertising funds by 90-percent. ( steve ) senator john mccain says he will stay on the job while getting treatment for brain cancer. mccain says he consulted with his doctors earlier this week he will be getting chemotherapy to treat the disease and plans to keep a regular work schedule. the 81-year-old received his diagnosis in july following surgery for a blood clot.
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he then took a leave absence to go through the first round of chemo treatment in his home state of arizona. he then returned to senate to cast one of the deciding votes that shot down republicans' plans to scrap the affordable care act. ( pam ) contra costa county has a new district attorney tonight. the board of supervisors selected diana becton ... a retired judge. she beat out four other finalists for the job. becton will start later this month.. an exact date has not been set. she is the first african- american and the first woman to hold the position. ( pam ) becton replaces mark peterson. he resigned over a scandal that he misused campaign funds. peterson eventually pleaded no contest to a perjury charge. he has been suspended by the state bar and was fined as well.
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heading south leaving hayward and pointed a gun demanding her purse. he then stayed on the train till he could flee at south hayward. bart police say it is unusual and they are trying to reassure riders that they are working on leads to find this man before he possibly strikes again. te > here at uc berkeley tight security measures are being taken as cal prepares to host conservative talk radio personality been shapiro
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steps the police are taking to make sure no one is hurt">in berkeley haaziq madyun kron4news one worker out at sfo monday night had a near miss with a lightning bolt. the worker, who was driving a vehicle called a tug, pulling an empty plane reported the strike around 9:30 pm. he was checked out by a medical team, but luckily he was uninjured. the plane he was pulling was also not damaged in the incident. many passengers were inconvenienced by the storm . the f-a-a ordered a ground stop at the airport twice last night in order to protect the ground crew who's work exposes them to the elements. we talked to one woman who was stuck on a plane that had already landed but was not allowed off for two hours. chief meteorologist brittney shipp joins us now with another look at the four zone forecast...
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another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms can be expected this afternoon and evening. temperatures will trend a few degrees cooler today, but then rebound again by friday.
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(( v.o. pam )) the next big money maker in the star wars franchise has ahigh profile creative leader at the helm. we'll bring you thatnews .. when we return.
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at stanford health care, we can now repair complex aortic aneurysms without invasive surgery. if we can do that, imagine what we can do for varicose veins. and if we can precisely treat eye cancer with minimal damage to the rest of the eye, imagine what we can do for glaucoma, even cataracts. if we can use dna to diagnose the rarest of diseases, imagine what we can do for the conditions that affect us all. imagine what we can do for you. imagine what we can do for the conditions that affect us all. 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. disney's lucasfilm
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announced today, that filmmaker j-j abrams... will finish the "star wars" trilogy that he started.(steve) he will co-write, direct and produce "star wars: episode nine." abrams.. who directed 20-15's "star wars: the force awakens"... is replacing colin trevorrow. lucasfilm cited a difference in vision when describing trevorrow's departure. the director for a star-wars spinoff film left in 2015... and lucasfilm also replaced the directors of a hans solo spinoff in june. the film is set to be released in may 20-19. in sports... the giants game last night goes on play past two- in the morning...... and
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the warriors add adversiting to un iforms... gary has that stry... and all the sports... coming up
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advertising on uniforms is hitting the nbathe warriors and rakuten, inc. officially unveiled the rakuten badge on the warriors 2017-18 season jerseys today at the warriors practice facility now named the rakuten performance center. draymond green and andre iguodala unveiled the jerseys with the rakuten badge alongside the deal is for $20 miilion per year for three years nearly double whatbthe cleveland cavaliers are getting from green talked about the deal today(sot: draymond green)
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"when you start thinking global, with my trip overseas this summer, and just really seeing how big, not only basketball but the nba. over there it's incredible so i think this is a great opportunity for both the warriors, the nba... well all three, the warriors, the nba and rakuten." kevin durant keeps lashing out at his criticshe nike k10 finals shoes released today have insoles that feature a series of critiques and names directed at him since he left the oklahoma city thunder to
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join the warriors in july 2016. overlaid on the criticism list on one insole in big bright yellow font it says:"16-1 2017 champs"on the other insole over the criticisms it says"finals most valuable player"the shoe was released online and quickly sold out.
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the giant-dodgers game scedued for 7:15 last night didn't end until 2:10 this morningthe rain came on and off finally after being delayed with one out recorded in the top of the first they resumed play about 10:50pmand it a back and forth affair bottom 6th tiesd 6-6 hunter pence who had 3 hits singles up the middle pablo sandoval trucks around to score 7-6 giantsfinal: 8-6 giantsgame 2 in a few minutes clayton kershaw on the mound for the dodgers(wipe to a's) marshawn lynch running over 305-pound jurrell casey of the titans sunday was still a popular topic in the raiders locker room todaydonald penn who was blocking on the play and had a close-up view described it"he made that thing work man. the funny thing was, seeing that... i'm blocking my man
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but i saw it man, i'm like right therre. i heard the impact and i picked up marshawn and said, "you done". i told coach, i said "he done, wee don't need no more from him". we don't need no more from him." danica patrick is done at stewart-haas racing. which means she could be done with nascarall-togdetherpatrick posted a statement on her facebook page today saying her time with stewart-haas "had come to an end" due to a new sponsorship arrangement for the team next season.her future in nascar's top cup series next season is now an open question. patrick says she remains focused on the rest of the season.at stewart- haas has struggled with sponsorship for three of its four cars including the no. 10 driven by patrick.
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former new york knicks star charles oakleyis suing the team's owners in cluding james dolan saying he was defamed when they claimed he committed assault and was an alcoholic during a game last seasonthe lawsuit details how oakley was treated before and after he was forcefully removed from madison square garden during the february 8 game.the lawsuit seeks unspecified damages a knicks spokesman did not immediately comment. kobe bryant is keeping busy in retirementlos angeles lakers
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legend in going to have both his numbers.. 8 and 24 retired by the team he will be the first player in n ba hiostpry to jave ytwo numbers retiredhe also announced plans today for china's first national basketball association (nba) school a development the 18-time all- star says will improve the game in the country.the nba basketball school-mission hills haikou will be open to male and female players from junior up to professional level after its completion in 2019. (( áá v.o. / steve áá ) it was such a hit last year, nintendo is bringing back theretro gaming system in mini version for this holiday
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season. (steve) at at&t, we believe in access. the opportunity for everyone to explore a digital world. connecting with the things that matter most. and because nothing keeps us more connected than the internet, we've created access from at&t. california households with at least one resident who receives snap or ssi benefits may qualify for home internet at a discounted rate of $10 a month.
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no commitment, deposit, or installation fee. visit att.com/accessnow to learn more. a retro-looking video
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gaming mini-console is making a comeback.(pam) nintendo's popular "n-e-s classic edition" ... will be back on the market in 20-18, thanks to popular demand. take a look. the 60-dollar console was a top-seller when it originally came out, becoming one of the most-
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wanted items during last year's holiday season. the announcement came two weeks ahead of nintendo's launch of its ánewá mini-console - called "s-n-e-s classic edition". last weather and goodbye final look at the weather with chief meteorologist brittney shipp. a full hour of entertainment news is on the way. at 7:00 it's inside edition, followed by en
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tim & charlie, 4th graders. 3rd graders these days. their new gogurt tubes are easy open. what's next? welcome to the future tim. new ez open gogurt. kids never had it so easy. would you look at her. our mini old el paso taco boat's growing up so fast. hey sweety chicken or beef? dad you know i'm vegan. beets, chicken or beets? good save. anything goes in old el paso. escape from irma, in a military transport and hurricane food crisis, how to make your food last when the power is cut off. >> the freezer is going to keep things cold, frozen and healthy for 48 hours. then, world exclusive, mary
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jo buttafuaco, she was shot in the face by her husband's lover for 25 years she has had to live with a dis figment, now the stunning new surgery, will mary jo finally be able to smile again? and another big "inside edition" exclusive, the kidnapped model offered for sale as a sex slave. >> they put you up for sale on the dark web. >> auctioned off and telling her story for the first time. >> you're in the trunk of a car and all of a sudden you wake up. plus -- >> get out. >> harrison ford traffic cop? and treasured family photos found after 14 years. >> oh, my gosh. that's my long lost mother. >> what was it doing in an antique store. >> deborah: and wait until you see what else she found. >> oh, wow. now "inside edition" with deborah norville. >> deborah: hello, everybody and thank you for joining us. first came the devastation
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by hurricane irma, then the destruction by looters. vacationers trapped in the caribbean after the killer storm are desperate to get back home by whatever transportation is available. >> hundreds of americans sit shoulder to shoulder inside a military cargo plane, refugees from the chaos on the caribbean island of st. martin. they were flown day and night by the international guard after enduring the wrath of hurricane irma, devastation as far as the eye can see. some of the exhausted civilians managed to get some shut eye on the flight. they were relieved to be back on u.s. territory. [ applause ] >> irma continues to cause chaos as the storm heads inland. charleston, south carolina massive flooding and there was anger and frustration as authorities blocked the only road to the hard hit florida keys. >> i have water, i have food, i have dogs, and i can't get to my house.
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>> this should have been thought out a while ago. >> right now we don't know where to go. >> marathon. >> stretches of the highway were open today, as millions fled from the path of irma, many left behind frightened and forlorn pets, some were left tethered to trees or porches. >> dozens of pets were rescued during the storm, pets that were left to fend for themselves, now they are here getting the proper care and hopefully a new home. >> this little guy was not just abandoned. he was also found injured in the storm and has had surgery. >> this is really disappointing to see people leave without taking their pets with them. >> and look at this, tim tebow, famous forting a knee to pray when he was a quarterback for the university of florida visited a shelter in jacksonville and was serenaded by a world war ii vet. [ applause ] >> deborah: nice moment. for survivors of the storm the new reality of life means

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