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catherine heenan. ken wayne and pam moore are off tonight. (catherine) foster was cut by the 49ers... after his recent arrest in florida. but he was later picked up by the redskins -- a move his accuser calls "a slap in the face." kron 4's dan kerman was the only bay area reporter to talk to foster's accuser today.. rueben fosters girlfriend 1206186 pkgit was november 24th when rueben foster is alleged to have abused his former girlfriend elissa ennis sot elissa ennis/rueben foster's former girlfriend :08 he took my phone and he slapped me and he pushed me these are photos of that alleged abuse ... the 49ers quickly released foster, but ennis says before they did they tried to discredit her... she says after calling police that day, she saw the 9ers step in and speak with authorities before they spoke with her.sot they were saying this is the same girl that lied on the stand about him before and she is trying to
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ruin his career, she is his ex girlfriend.ennis admits she recanted in may, the first time she accused foster of abuse, but only in hopes it would save their relationship sotthe battered woman syndrome, i would do ever to make things happen and get us back in a relationshipennis says she knows better now and so should the 49erssot thats wrong they tried to sweep every thing that happened between me and rueben under the rug.in a statement the 49ers say: "the 49ers fully cooperated with authorities, assisted in locating mr. foster and in no way impeded their investigation." but innis isn't buying it. she's also thinks the washington redskins signing of foster after his arrest sends the wrong message.sotif you are good you can get a job no matter what you dostandup dan kerman/oakland 1:33right now the law offices of john burris is providing legal advice and also exploring whether a lawsuit either against foster or the 49ers is warrented. in oakland, dan kerman, kron 4 news.149/std
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(grant) people at an east bay high school - tonight mourning the loss of a student killed in a shooting. detectives are still on the hunt for the person who opened fire - leaving the senior from san ramon dead, and another person seriously wounded. kron four's terisa estacio is live at california high school in san ramon with the details. terisa? this is a very sad situation... i spoke with several students who told me that this students death is really difficult to deal with... "q. what do you remember most about him? he was nice, big heart." students reflecting on their classmate here at california high school who was sadly a homicide victim tuesday night in fremont. his name not released yet... as the case is still under investigation - with a suspect
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or suspects still wanted. "everyone has been talkinga bout it it, really awful." while there remains many unasnwered questions, fremont police will say that a call came in late tuesday night, a car had crashed into a home... both the driver and passenger shot. the passenger died of his wounds, and the driver was taken to the hospital. at the school, the principle sent out this email to students and staff quote: losing a student is extremely difficult for everyone affected. our hearts are with the student's family and friends." "randi he was a friend, a nice guy." (estacio) i checked in with fremont police - and they are not saying much right now, other than the detectives are working hard trying to find the suspects...
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the suspects... (grant) a southwest flight from oakland slid off of a slippery runway at the burbank airport this morning. (cath) it was frightening for the passengers. justine waldman is here with details on what happened. (justine) the plane started to slide during heavy rain this morning. you can see the southwest plane here... and what looks like tire tracks on the runway underneath the plane. according to the f-a-a... .. flight 2-7-8 left oakland at 8 a-m. but upon landing at about 9 a-m at the
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burbank airport, the plane rolled off the end of runway 8. the jet was stopped by the airport's "engineered material arresting system," which is designed to stop an aircraft that goes off the end of a runway. no injuries were reported. and passengers shared what it was like onboard... when the pilot brought the plane down. "then he just like braked and we stopped but he literally like crunch so we were all like woah.mudd was hitting the windows so i was like we do have a problem here we must no longer be on the runway.there was a little bit of sliding and that was irregular i have never experienced that before." (justine)before."(justine) the plane was carrying 112 passengers and five crew members. here you can see them evacuating the aircraft. (justine) a rundown was closed after the incident. when this happened, visibility at the airport dropped to 1 mile. (catherine) san francisco has a shortage of muni drivers
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and tonight a new report says the problemis worse than thought.. . kron4's maureen kelly talked to muni about what's being done to get more workers behind the wheel... some commuters say they are noticing longer than normal waittimes for their trains or buses. sometimes i have to wait 30 40 minutes and there's no bus that's actually coming before was like 15 or 20 minutesthat might have to have something to do with the fact that muni needs more drivers out on the road.the transit agency currently has 257 transit operator jobs open now. and this new report from the city's budget and legislative analyst says when you factor in absenteeism...people out sick, on jury duty, vacation or disability....muni is short more than 400 drivers a day than what they need to be operating at full service. the report was generated following this summer's closure of the twin peak's tunnel which negitively impacted service across the city...the sfmta spokesmans
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says they've recovered setback cfrfrom that by doing things like making part time drivers full time and are trying to improve recruitment efforts. what we seen regionally and nationally less people are getting drivers licenses listen they have in the past and less people are applying for public sector jobs so does it have an overall impact on our operator pool and so what were trying to do is to reach out to groups and organizations that we might not have normally took that we're getting more people interested in being an operator (union president)the president of the transport workers union says entry level drivers make just under 23 dollars an hour...and don't hit the maximum rate of 36 dollars an hour for 4 years...a timeline he wants to see shortened. 18 months, 20 months something sustainable.it's a topic that will be top of the list when they drivers begin negotiating for a new contract next year. maureen kelly kron4 news. (catherine) bart directors voted unanimously today to approve a new four-year contract with
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the transit district's police officers..giving them a 16 percent pay raise over the next four years. bart says that nationwide - salaries for police officers are rising -- and the new labor package is needed to bring officers closer to average salaries in the bay area. the deal includes a one-time 6 percent salary hike...also annual raises ranging from 2.5 percent to 2.75 percent over thefour years.. bart says the agreement will allow for outside contractors to hp with background checks for new hires. (grant/landing) it went on for almost five years... but tonight what police in the south bay are calling an organized crime ring ... is no longer. they say a major drug trafficking bust resulted in guns... drugs... and even a rocket launcher (seen here) being seized. kron4's rob fladeboe reports from san jose. rob fladeboe/san jose "...san jose police say this is a case where the alleged co- conspirators were leveraging the legalization of marijuana here in california to make huge profits selling it in
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places where it's not legal..." facing felony drug trafficing and other charges are san jose residents anthony le, barry phan, jose garcia and alejandro garcia. they were allegedly packaging and shipping marijuana and other drugs across the country via commercial freightlines says lt. paul messier.sotlt. paul messier/san jose police "...so they would pick a freight company and go there and explain that they were a legitimate business and create a manifest for what appeared to be legitimate products when in fact the boxes were full of narcotics..."capping a 2-year investigation based on anonymoys tip, search warrants were served at a homes in sunnyvale and here on damascus court in san jose's willow glen district. no one answered the door. jennifer dorsett is a neighbor sotjennifer dorsett/neighbor "....i am glad they have been caught and it seems to not be an issue anymore, hopefully it wont happen again so i feel better now...."evidence seized includes 800 pounds of marijuana, cocaine, hash oil, illegal steroids, $600 thousand dollars in cash, three handguns and a military grade rocket launcher. police say anthony le is the master
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mind of an operation that raked in at least a million dollars annually.lt. paulmessier "....marijuana, although it's legal here, it's still illegal in many other states so you can get a premium on the east coast, for example as much as 20-30 percent more per pound..."rob fladeboe/san jose "...police believe there are other people involved in the operation in the eastern and sothern united states where the illegal shipments were headed. they say more arests are possible as the investigation continues. in san jose rob fladeboe kron4news a live look a live look outside right a live look
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outside right now... as we get our first look at the four zone forecast with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: it turned out to be a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine and cool temperatures. rain and snow moved into southern california to make for a stormy there for a day. on the satellite you can see as high pressure is building in to bring a break from the stormy weather. it will be cold tonight with lows in the 30s and 40s with patchy frost. patchy dense fog is also a possibility in some of thinterior vallelys late at night and early tomorrow. highs tomorrow will be slightly warmer and in the 50s and low 60s. it should be a nice weekend but there is a
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possibility of rain on sunday night and into monday. (catherine) with only days to go until obama-care open enrollment ends.... we'll talk about the possible reasons enrollment is down this year. (grant) president george h.w. bush has arrived at his final resting place. we'll show you how friends and family honored the 41st president at a private service today. (catherine) also - what might be behind the alarming trend of animals being shot in the east bay...
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(catherine) it's happening at an alarming rate... a wildlife hospital in walnut creek is seeing more animals brought in with gunshot wounds than ever before.(grant) kron four's philippe djegal reports that the animals are being found all over the east bay...and the cases may not be connected. (philippe)nats- "she's still got a little bruising there, but it's really much better than it was when she came in." this red-tailed hawk has been at the lindsay wildlife rehabiliation hospital in walnut creek for about two weeks now. veterinarian allison daughtery says when she was brought in, she suspected a bone fracture was the injury. days later, she discovered the bone broke because the bird was shot, most likely with a pellet gun.
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dr. allison daughter/veter inarian- "in the month of november, we had seven shot animals and typically in a year we get around 10. um, not sure why." overall this year, daughtery says the hospital has treated 30 animals for gunshot wounds and most of them don't survive. by comparison, last year, the hospital admitted 17 animals that had been shot... and, she says that was considered a high number.dr. allison daughter/veterinarian- "a lot of these guys come and they've been on the ground. you know, i've seen lots of these shot guys come in and they've obviously been on the ground for a while. you know, they're thin, they're emaciated, there's a deep infection associated with the bullet wound and things like that. and, that's the saddest part, i think is just to know they're out there suffering." most of the injured wildlife have been birds, says doctor daughtery. this turkey vulture was shot in october, and has battled several infections since. and, a bobcat was treated for a bullet wound earlier this year. the hospital manager says shooting wild animals is a crime.aireo shipman/manager-
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"its a felony. uh, its up to a up to six months in jail." the hospital says the injured animals are being found all across contra costa county... and, that the incidents don't seem to be tied together. though the hospital says both state and federal fish and wildlife agencies have been notified of the trend. in walnut creek, philippe djegal, kron four news. (grant) ever wanted to drive on the shoulder during rush hour traffic - you may soon be able to.you may soon be able to. transportation executives are thinking about turning freeway shoulders into lanes for carpools and buses during rush hour commute times in contra costa county. the proposal won't cost any money.... but opponents say the shoulders should only be used for disabled cars and emergency vehicles. this idea has already been this idea has already been used on the bay bridge. the proposal will go before officials in the spring. (catherine)congress has moved to prevent an immediate government shutdown.. today lawmakers approved a two-week extension of a key
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funding deadline.. that sets up another showdown over spending -- that could trigger a partial government shutdown later this month. democrats and republicans remain at an impasse over president trump's demand for five billion dollars for his long-promised border wall. a sticking point in negotiations. (catherine) tonight new government numbers show that fewer people are signing up for obamacare coverage than a year ago.. our capitol bureau reporter mark meredith is in washington with a closer look at why sign-ups are dropping. trt: 1:20out: in washington, i'm mark meredith.if you're thinking about signing up for obamacare coverage...time is running out.open enrollment ends in nine days.and josh peck with get america covered says many americans have no clue."the media coverage of open enrollment is far lower this year than last year, so we think people just don't know open enrollment is happening" new numbers released by the trump administration appear to back that up.they show since
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november 1st...when open enrollment began:812,263 new consumers signed up for obamacareand 2.3 million people renewed their coverage for 2019 experts say that's an eleven percent drop compared to the same time last year. peck says that's concerning. "what's very clear is the number of new people signing up for coverage is much lower than last year, we'll see how these final weeks play out" peck says the trump administration is not spending enough money on awareness campaigns about open enrollment.but the adminstration says it's more focused on giving people options, instead of p-r.hogan gidley is deputy white house press secretary."look we want people to have health care coverage, that's something they didn't have under obama, regardless of the promises that were made, those were promises made and not kept" peck is hopeful people needing coverage will eventually get the messageand sign up before enrollment ends december 15th. in washington, i'm mark meredith. (grant) √°snow (grant) √°snow caused some major
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traffic in southern california today - here is an look at the back up. i-5 was completely closed this morning in the grapevine area.. between los angeles and the san joaquin valley. snow plows helped clear the way. the road re-opened in the afternoon. (catherine) we're joined by chief meteorologist lawrence karnow... lawrence... how does it look in the sierra? lawrence karnow: it turned out to be a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine and cool temperatures. rain and snow moved into southern california to make for a stormy there for a day. on the satellite you can see as high pressure is building in to bring a break from the stormy weather. it will be cold tonight with lows in the 30s and 40s with patchy frost. patchy dense fog is also a possibility in some of
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the interior vallelys late at night and early tomorrow. highs tomorrow will be slightly warmer and in the 50s and low 60s. it should be a nice weekend but there is a possibility of rain on sunday night and into monday.
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(grant) still ahead.... the man accused of being a notorious serial killer appears in court. how taxpayers could end up footing the massive bill for the golden state killer trial. (catherine) and george h.w. bush was buried today in texas. his family's emotional farewell to the 41st president. (grant) you work hard for every dollar.
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so we don't want you to pay one cent more than you need to for health care. at covered california, you can get health insurance at a lower cost. in fact, enrollees pay an average of $5 per day. see how little it costs to get covered. visit coveredca.com today. (grant) the train
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carrying the casket of george h.w. bush pulled in to college park station in texas today. from there... the late president was taken from the train bearing his name to his final resting place. eldest son george w. bush instagrammed this photo today... it shows him looking out the window of that train... at crowds of people gathered to honor his late fater. (grant) earlier in the day, the late president was honored during a service at
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the bushes' family church in houston, as part of a final farewell to the 41st president. kron4's camila bernal reports from college station. a 70-mile journey to a final resting place.a special union pacific train - bush 4141 - carrying president george h.w. bush arrived at college station, texas thursday afternoon.natscrowds gathered in the rain to say farewell to the 41st president at his namesake library.natshis family watched as his casket was removed from the train in a final ceremony...nats followed by a 21 gun salute -- and u-s navy 21- aircraft memorial flyover in the 'missing man' formation -- to honor the life of man who gave a lifetime of service to his country.all before bush was laid to rest - in a private ceremony - beside his late wife barbara, and their daughter robin who died of leukemia when she was three. natsearlier in the day... family and friends shared
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personal stories at his funeral in houston.george p. bush/grandson of george hw bush: george herbert walker bush is the most gracious, most dece, most humble man that i will ever know. former secretary of state james baker delivered a touching eulogy for his best friend, recounting the president's many accomplishments...james baker/former secretary of state:after becoming the youngest naval aviator, he served in increasingly responsible positions on behalf of his country...giving insight into the man behind the presidency... and marking the end of a life, but not a legacy...james baker/former secretary of state:our glory, george, was to have had you as our president and as such a friend.in college station, texas, i'm camila bernal. (catherine) coming up at 6:45... we'll talk with an author who says silicon valley tech c-e-os are 'not' paying their fair share to make life better in the bay area.. it's a story you'll see only on kron 4. (grant)and next at 6:30.... a unique protest in the south
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bay... to bring awareness to a lesser-known homeless crisis
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(catherine) in the south bay... a growing number of college students are struggling to keep a roof over their heads while attending school. (grant) today some students held a news conference to bring attention to the problem. kron4's haaziq madyun was there. sot

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