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a poignant scene in oakland as a yemeni mother holds her dying son .... after a years=long battle to enter the u=s.(whoosh)and investors are in panic mode ... a top cabinet member quits ... and the president says he's willing to shut down the government. there is something wrong with this picture ."
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7th. fremont resident dominic sarkar was found murder in his home. the suspect in the killing had apparently entered the house, shot sarkar, and then left quickly. the fremont police department launched an investigation and they have now arrested two people they say were invovled in a murder for hire plot. the alameda county district attorney has charged 50 year-old maria moore of sunnyvale and 46-year old marvel salvant of citrus heights with murder in connection to the killing of fremont resident dominic sarkar. the fremont police department believes moore and salvant conspired to kill sarkar in order to collect $800,000 in life insurance payouts.following sarkar's murder, fremont police would eventually discover that moore and sarkar were engaged in a sexual relationship and that in 2016 and 2017, sarkar changed life insurance policies on himself to list moore as the beneficiary. investigators also learned that moore and salvant, who has a criminal history, had been communicating through calls, texts, and private messages in the weeks prior to the murder. according to police, moore had payed salvant a 500 dollar advance to murder sarkar.following her lover's death, moore attempted to file a claim for the
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insurance money and police believe she had promised salvant a share of the payout. although, police do not have any direct proof that salvant murdered dominic sarkar they believe the overwhelming evidence they do have was enough to press charges.sotin a lot of cases your able to get a finger print or dna or a witnesses but in this case it was just the enormity of the evidence where we could move it to the place where we could charge it.finally, investigators say they may still need to do some follow up work on the case but at this pointthe do not beleive anyone else was involved in the murder for hire plot.in fremont, charles clifford, kron 4 news. a big story we are following out of washington ... the republican- led house of representatives has approved money for president trump's border wall, but that legislation.. actually pushes the government closer to a partial shutdown. that's because the bill now goes to the u.s. senate ... where it has almost no chance of passing. this is all
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part of a stunning turn of events on capitol hill today, congress seemed on the path to 'averting' a government shutdown right at the holiday season. senators had already passed a continuing resolution bill ... to fund the government through february 8th... but today, president trump said, he would not sign that senate measure .. without funding for the border wall . (ken) so what will be closed and open during a shutdown??kron 4's justine waldman is live in our newsroom with the answers... (justine) we have been through shutdowns before.. but this one will look a little different because congress has already funded about 75-percent of the federal government. during a partial federal government shutdown... mail delivery will go on, and post offices stay open. also, operating.. social security: checks for existing benefits will go out, but processing new applications may be delayed. veterans hospitals stay open. the military is exempt from a shutdown... but service members do notget
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paid until congress provides funding. air traffic controllers, luggage screeners and customs agents remain on the job,,, -- what could close in a shutdown.. the irs.. which indicated it could furlough some workers. also, the state department .. so passport processing is suspended. the envirnomental protection agency and the food and drug administration... both would be forced to reduce inspections. in the bay area.... a big impact will be felt if national parks shut down. this includes places like crissy field, muir woods and tours to alcatraz. which would scale back operations...sot antonette sespene / alcatraz director of marketing"if there is indeed another shutdown we hope to be able to continue operating the day programs it is just the night tour and the behind the scenes that would be impacted as of now, tours are still on track for this weekend. visitors will get alerted if the shutdown cancels their trip, and will get a refund. people here are glad their tour went on as planned, and will wait and see what happens next.sot as long as i get back before the shutdown i think we are okay
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(justine) the deadline is midnight friday. and we learned late today, president donald trump will not travel to florida on friday for christmas if the government is headed toward a partial shutdown. another shakeup in president trump's cabinet. defense secretary james mattis is resigning .. and he made it clear why. in a public letter of resignation, mattis told the president, he has the right to a defense secretary, quote,"whose views are better aligned with yours". mattis also wrote ... the u-s cannot protect its interests... without respecting allies and maintaining strong alliances. the announcement comes a day after the president surprised u-s allies and congress, by revealing plans to withdraw u-s troops from syria. mattis was opposed to that decision... he has reportedly had failing relations with president trump in recent months.
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tonight... a heart- warming update to a tragic local story we have been closely following all week .. an ordeal that has made headlines around the world. that mother from yemen, who was unable to travel to the u- s to see her dying son because of the white house travel ban - is now holding her baby. our grant lodes has been tracking this every step of the way and is here now with the latest. (grant) landed at sfo last night...and today we're seeing this image that is both warming, and chilling. the struggle to get to this point has been ardous and painful - and her son, abdullah's circumstance is also profoundly painful. but there is now relief, and solace in being here. being with him. holding his hand. telling your baby you love him before he leaves. it has been months since was in the same room as abdullah, who is on life support and dying, after being diagnosed with a rare brain
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condition in august. abudullah and his father, ali, are us citizens, while shaima is not. she'd been unable to return to the u-s after leaving the states last year with abdullah to apply for a visa. the two year old's father, who now lives in stockton, brought the baby from cairo, to the u-s, in october - so he could recieve medical treatment at ucsf benioff children's hospital in oakland. after the mom's struggle to enter the u-s made global headlines monday, late tuesday the state department granted a waiver for shaima to return to be with her son.the parents say they are going to spend as much time as possible with their son... and making sure he is comfortable. they said that now that they are together as a family, the can mourn with dignity (ken) a san francisco polce officer has been arrested in connection to a robbery at the east west bank in the city's sunset district. it happened back on november 29-th. sfpd officer rain daugherty was allegedly caught on surveillance camera passing a
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note to a teller demanding money. police say he took more than 9-thousand-dollars. investigators say witnesses, photos and video images were used to identify daugherty as the suspect. we asked sfpd chief bill scott about his reaction to finding out someone from his force has been accused of this kind of crime.
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about a hundred people gathered at the santa clara county government center off hedding street in san jose to hold a press conference inside, and then a candlelight vigil outside, to protest the trump administration which has hinted at focusing new deportation action on a narrow group of vietnamese immigrants, specifically non-citizens who entered the united states before 1995, sound from - santa clara county board of supervisor dave cortese of district 3 "we are here to stand up"santa clara county board of supervisor dave cortese says this new deportation threat hits home, because there is a huge vietnamese population here san jose has the highest concentration of vietnamese residence than any other city in the united states, and santa clara county has the 2nd largest vietnamese population of any county in the country. sound from - santa clara county board of supervisor dave cortese of district 3 "we will do whatever it takes" sound from richard konda -
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executive director of the asian law alliance"it's not good what trump administration is doing"richard konda, executive director of the asian law alliance wants vietnamese immigrants here to know they will not have to fight this battle alone.sound from - santa clara county board of supervisor dave cortese of district 3 "there are resources"in sn jose gabe slate kron 4 news. for the next two weeks or so... it's peak travel season around the bay area. one point five million californians are expected to
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fly somewhere over the holidays. that's up more than five percent. at san jose airport... about 800-thousand passengers are expected... which is a nine percent jump. taking a live look outside at s-f-o... where its foggy.. with delays still at nearly 2 hours tonightkron-4's chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is here now with the holiday travel forecast lawrence karnow: there was not much clearing around the bay area today. the fog was slow to clear as another storm approached the bay area. doppler radar is tracking some showers coming into california from the north. on the satellite you can see the storm as it moves into california. it will begin to fall apart as it moves into the bay area. but we'll likely see a few showers tonight especially to the north. we will still have plentyh of lingering clouds tomorrow with highs only in the 50s and low 60s. it will be a dry start to the weekend before another
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weak storm brings a slight chance of showers late sunday. a stronger storm is expected on christmas eve with a few cool showers on christmas morning. coming up at eight.. there is a brand new bart parking lot in the east bay with at least 900 stalls. but it is still going to be hard to snag a spot,. plus. millions raised in a matter of days. who's behind the effort to privately fund president trumps' u-s mexico border wall. and next. a major crackdown on organized retail crime. now... how police are disrupting the plans of thieves.
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property, seized. it is part of a major crackdown on retail crime in san francisco. (pam) local, state and federal officials have banded together over the last 8 - months to fight it.. today, they announced the massive seizure..(ken) 12 people have been arrested, and investigators say this is just the beginning. kron 4's dan kerman tells us about 'operation wrecking ball'. organized retail thieves like these have cost san francisco retailers hundreds of thousands of dollars.... sot
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karin flood / union square business improvement district :06this is absolutely impact our businesses donwtown, some of our larger department stores have stuff stolen 3 times a day , its happening every day , during the day and at night.8 months ago a multi agency task force comprised of law enforcement and retail businesses launched opeartion wrecking ball to disrupt this small group of thieves stealing from stores and dismantle the fencing operation at un plaza where the stolen goods are purchased and then resold... some winding up as far north as seattle and as far east as texas.sot george gascon/san francisco district attorney :37 there are fences that are very organized that are pbuying property byu the hundreds of thousands of dollars , millions of dollars in some cases that is what this case is all about. as long as you have people willing to buy stolen property there are people willing to sell and steal the property. we are going right to the core of the
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problemat a news conference thursday authorities announced the seizure of 300 thousand dollars in stolen property and the arrest of 12 people... sot we will never elimiante all property crime but going after torganized groups we can have significant impact on the quality of life of our community but on crime in general.standup dan kerman/sf 121authorities say this is an ongoing operation and in fact they are still looking for 28 in union square, dan kerman kron 4 news (pam) the man charged with killing 18-year-old nia wilson on a bart platform... is not mentallyfit to stand trial - at least that is what his lawyer christina moore is saying.(ken) moore told the judge today that john lee cowell suffers from severe delusions and paranoia, and that he was released from a maximum security facility for mentally ill convicts less than three months before the attack. cowell didn't enter a plea today, but he is ordered back in court on december 27th so the court can review his lawyer's mental competency claims. (pam) in the east bay... parking problems at the walnut creek bart station. construction is underway on a new parking garage for bart's new transit village development ...(ken) but as kron four's philippe djegal
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reports... just days after permits went on sale to park in the new garage -- they sold out.they sold out.new garage -- to park in the went on sale after permits just days reports...djegal four's philippe but as kron (ken) claims.competency mental lawyer's review his court can 27th so the on december back in court he is ordered plea today, but didn't enter a cowell the attack.months before than three convicts less mentally ill facility for security a maximum released from a maximum security facility for mentally ill convicts less than three months before the attack. cowell didn't enter a plea today, but he is ordered back in court on december 27th so the court can review his lawyer's mental competency claims. (pam) in the east bay... parking (philippe) as the year comes to a close... construction crews are getting closer to finishing the new south garage at the walnut creek bart station. the old south parking lot was shutdown to make way for the project... and, when it's all said and done -- the new garage will feature at least 900 parking stalls. that's about 100 spaces more than are available at the station now. gwen johnson/parker- "this is a very busy station, and so this will probably just alleviate a little bit of the pressure but it wont solve the problem." problem is --
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the new privately-owned and operated garage requires a monthly parking permit that costs 120-dollars a month, if you want to use the garage before 10 o'clock in the morning. after that hour -- a limited amount of daily passes would be available. the permits went on sale december third -- first made available to people who were already on the waitlist for the existing garage owned by bart, then to the public. the passes sold out in three days.greg weiss/parker- "i'm very stressed out about the whole thing." greg weiss has been parking at this station for nearly 20-years... and, couldn't secure a spot before all of the permits were taken.greg weiss/parker- "i'm on a waiting list. (philippe) do get on the main list? (greg) i have no idea." ellie mcintyre got lucky and successfully signed up for the new permit. once the garage opens, two other parking lots at the station will be closed to start making way for other phases of the new transit village development, including apartments, shops and restaurants.ellie mcintyre/parker- "sorry to hear its soldout. (philippe) are you surprised to hear it sold out so quickly? (ellie) no, because the waitlist was at about 25-hundred people for the garage." construction on the new garage is expected to wrap up in the coming months... and, it is expected to open to the public sometime next year. (ken)(ken) turning now to our four zone forecast. taking a look at storm tracker four. where you see some showers out there right now. (pam) let's check in with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow
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lawrence karnow: there was not much clearing around the bay area today. the fog was slow to clear as another storm approached the bay area. doppler radar is tracking some showers coming into california from the north. on the satellite you can see the storm as it moves into california. it will begin to fall apart as it moves into the bay area. but we'll likely see a few showers tonight especially to the north. we will still have plentyh of lingering clouds tomorrow with highs only in the 50s and low 60s. it will be a dry start to the weekend before another weak storm brings a slight chance of showers late sunday. a stronger storm is expected on christmas eve with a few cool showers on christmas morning. new ahead at 8 an intruder breaks into a family home at night... but he didn't expect what he encountered next. what had him running scared and next... brewed for fire victims. the special beer on tap around the country... where you can country... around the
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morning.on christmas cool showers with a few cool showers on christmas morning. intruder breaks into a family home at night... but he didn't expect what he encountered next. what had him running
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scared and next... brewed for fire victims. the special beer on tap around the country... where you can get a taste of 'resilience i-p- a.'
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(pam) victims of the camp fire in butte county are getting help - thanks to the sierra nevada brewing company. (ken) the company developed a brand new beer recipe that breweries around the world are taking up... with the proceeds going to the victims. and starting today, you can get a taste of
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this new i-p-a kron 4's sanaz tahernia joins us live from the newsroom with more. (sanaz) that's right guys, it's called resilience i-p-a and a number of breweries around the bay area have picked it up. some of the breweries include henhouse brewery, bear republic brewing company, russian river brewing, santa rosa cooperage brewing and windsors saint florian's brewery - just to name a few. and today, a number of beer lovers got a chance to take a taste. if you're a beer lover - you know a cold one can really hit the spot. but what's better than a carefully crafted beer? how about a beer with a cause? "malt purveyors donated all the ingredients, the hops, and thousands of brewing companies are brewing this beer donating their time and their resources, and their tank space to make this beer." it's called resilience i-p-a and it's sierra nevada brewing company's latest brew. the company developed the recipe to help out victims of the camp fire, and it's created
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quite a stir among breweries around the world. "to see sierra nevada organize such a big effort, of course we wanted to be a part of it. pretty rad to be able to say we're doing the same work we do every single day, but seeing the direct results and help a community affected by the fire like this." almanac barrel house, brewery and taproom in alameda is one of the many breweries that picked up the recipe, and it looks like their customers are pleased with the drink. "we had customers thank us for it. and i'm sure it's the same for a lot of other breweries. it's a very easy way to do something good." and now - with resilience i-p-a, you can feel better knowing that will every glass you drink, you're helping out people who really need it. "it's not hard to change your habits. you're going to enjoy a beverage with friends anyway. why not drink to a good cause, and again, all the money goes to helping people that were effected by the fire." resilience i-p-a has developed a global reach, with
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breweries in europe picking up the recipe. and 100 percent of the proceeds go straight to the camp fire victims. ken, pam, back to you coming up at eight.. it has raised millions in a matter of days... and the amount keeps rising. the 'go- fund- me' account for the president's border wall. plus. the move to change rules on food stamps. what a new proposal would require and next new year... new laws... what california will say hello to ... and goodbye to.. in 20-19.
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franciscans will say goodbye to plastic straws in the new year.and state prison inmates will be saying hello to a new menu choice.(pam) those are just some of the changes coming our way. catherine heenan has a preview.... in part two of her coverage of the new laws of 2019. nata=b 748, from san francisco assemblyman phil ting requires that body camera footage be released within 45 days of a police shooting, or when an officer's use of force causes death or great bodily harm. another bill by state senator nancy skinner of berkeley, grants greater public access to police misconduct records.cell gate natskinner also sponsored a bill that will make california the first state to offer vegan meals to prison inmates.the option will be offered to the nearly 130=thousand men and women incarcerated in the state's prisons system.it also mandates vegan option meals at state psychiatric hospitals. beerpour natsomething to think about before having that third or fourth cocktail.s=b 1046 cracks down on repeat drunk drivers.anyone convicted of a second d=u=i offense will have to install an ignition
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interlock device . you'll have to breathe into it to prove you're sober before you can drive.gavel natstarting in october, california will become the first state to eliminate cash bail for criminal defendants..instead, judges will use a merit system to decide whether defendants should be set free.backers say the old system was biased against the poor.slurpand finally: so long to the plastic straw.san francisco is banning them as of january first.a new statewide law is not as strict.restaurants can give you a plastic straw ... but only if you ask.and the restriction does not apply to fast food outlets, delis and cafes.
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(ken) millions of dollars in a matter of days. that's how much a fundraiser for the president's border wall is raising tonight. air force veteran brian kolfage launched the go fund me page. it's to help pay for the construction of the u-s mexico border wall. at last check it's raised more than 10-million dollars. it says it has a fundraising goal of one billion. in a statemet on the page...kolfage says the wall could be built if everyone who voted for trump pledged 80-dollars each. kolfage says he has contacted the trump administration about where to send the money. (pam) tonight, the trump administration says, it plans to overhaul how some americans can qualify for food stamps.the decision is sparking outrage on capitol hill. kron-4's mark meredith .. in washington with a closer look.
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president trump signed into law the 867 billion dollar farm bill...providing financial support and a measure of confidence to america's farmers."we are ensuring that american ag will always feed our families, nourish our communities, power our commerce"the bi-partisan farm bill impacts every part of american agriculture.... from nutrition assistance for poor americans to legalizing hemp production to providing crop insurance for farmers like glenn brunkow of kansas. "the farm bill ensures farmers, can stay in business and that we can continue to produce a safe food supply"but house republicans and the president were disappointed that the bill did not include work requirements for food stamp recipients...so agriculture secretary sonny perdue says his department will take action on its own... to insist states establish stronger work rules... "we're talking about people
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who sit at home, without trying anything to get back, we want to get these people back in the workforce" secretary perdue says the public has 60 days to comment on the proposed rule changes before they take effect...on capitol hill...democrats are accusing administration of ignoring congress...and outright cruelty. "why at you take food out of the mouths of people?"says if the changes go into effect...they could impact up to 3 million people who depend on the program... i'm mark meredith. (ken) the trump administration wants to require anyone receiving food stamps to work. the department of agriculture unveiled the proposed rule today. it would expand work requirements for those in the supplemental nutrition assistance program, or snap. snap already requires that non-disabled, working-age adults, without dependents have jobs. if they aren't working or participating in training programs 20 hours a week, snap recipients can only get benefits for three months out of every 36-month period. but states can waive that requirement for areas where unemployment is at least ten- percent. the proposed rule
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would make it harder for states to receive those waivers. it tightens the definition of areas where there are insufficient jobs. (ken) now to our four zone forecast. you're looking live at the golden gate bridge.(pam) kron-4's chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us with a look ahead lawrence karnow: there was not much clearing around the bay area today. the fog was slow to clear as another storm approached the bay area. doppler radar is tracking some showers coming into california from the north. on the satellite you can see the storm as it moves into california. it will begin to fall apart as it moves into the bay area. but we'll likely see a few showers tonight especially to the north. we will still have plentyh of lingering clouds tomorrow with highs only in the 50s and low 60s. it will be a dry start to the weekend before another weak storm brings a slight chance of showers late sunday. a stronger storm is expected on christmas eve with a few cool showers on christmas
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morning. still ahead at 8 an emotional mother watches video of her son being left behind on a bus. plus. sheriff's deputies pull people over... but instead of citations ... they were handing out something else. and next. after spending 17 years in jail... a man is freed... over a case of mistaken morning.on christmas cool showers on christmas morning.
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still ahead still ahead at 8 an emotional mother watches video of her son being left behind on a bus. plus. sheriff's deputies pull people over... but instead of citations ... they were handing out something else. and next. after spending 17 years in jail... a man is freed... over a case of mistaken identity.... what he's getting in return now what does help for heart failure look like?
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it looks like this. entresto is a heart failure pill that helped keep people alive and out of the hospital. don't take entresto if pregnant; it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren, or if you've had angioedema with an ace or arb. the most serious side effects are angioedema, low blood pressure, kidney problems, or high blood potassium. ask your doctor about entresto. ♪ the beat goes on. yeah! (ken) the state of kansas
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will pay richard jones 1- point-1 million dollars after he spent 17 years in jail for a crime he didn't commit. jones... who you see on the left .... was convicted of a robbery in the parking lot of a walmart after witnesses misidentified jones as the suspect. there was also no physical evidence or dna linking jones to the crime. in 2017....jones was finally freed after the midwest innocence project and the university of kansas school of law helped uncover the wrongful conviction and after witnesses of the robbery could not tell him and another
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inmate apart. besides the settlement-- jones will receive a certificate of innocence and the record of his arrest and conviction will be expunged. (pam) one tennessee mom is upset after learning her 5-year-old son was left alone and scared -- after falling asleep on a bus. surveillance video shows the child crying. hysterical cries from a five year old ... trying to figure out what happened.. . this is surveillance video from a bus this child rides daily... to an after-care program called chambliss. in the video, you can see children shuffling off of the bus... all except one boy. his mother is distrught.(pam) the driver ends her shift and leaves. that's when the 5-year-old wakes up in a panic.
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after more than 10- minutes, he figures out how to open the doors... and gets off the bus.... wandering through the parking lot before finally being helped by a stranger. the chambliss the chambliss employee is on probation.... and the bus driver has been suspended. the after- care also said, its bus monitors will receive additional training.. to prevent any similar incidents in the future. next at 8 his bark may have saved christmas.... what happened when a family dog encountered a burglar in their home at night and coming up in sports, derek carr discusses the possibility of monday night being the final outing for the raiders at the coliseum. we'll check in with the franchise quarterback. this little home of mine,
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♪ i'm gonna let it shine. ♪ it's energy saving time, ♪ i'm gonna reduce mine. ♪ californians all align ♪ to let our great state shine. ♪ let it shine, ♪ the power's ours to let it shine! ♪ (ken) police near
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milwaukee are on the lookout for a man caught on surveillance video breaking into a home and stealing a christmas present.(pam) the theft could have been a lot worse, if it were not for the family dog.mark mcpherson explains. nat sound:that bark may have just saved christmas at the kukuk home.emily kukuk:"he was so brave and he went right after him."emily and her husband were asleep in their home earlier this month when a man came in through an unlocked door.emily kukuk - house was robbed:"he just started feeling through the house and trying to look at stuff, you can see him on video picking up everything, like he touched everything in here."but that's when the family dog oliver sprung into action.kukuk:"he jumped off our bed and bolted downstairs." you can see on the video oliver peek around the corner. the robber froze and then took
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off with oliver barking at his heels.nat sound:kukuk:"he's very protective of us, but he's the sweetest dog, he's never gone after anyone."the family quickly realized what was going on after checking security cameras in their home. kukuk:"all i could think of was oh my gosh, the real life grinch, like all of our christmas presents are gone." but luckily only one gift was missing.kukuk:"he had gifts in his hand and when oliver came down he drops them and runs." emily says she's more annoyed than scared about what happened.she now makes extra sure she locks the door.kukuk: "like four times before i go to bed."and is extra thankful for oliver.kukuk:"he knows he's loved, and he got extra love because he's our little hero." (ken)the man also (ken)the man also took credit cards out of emily's wallet.but he left finger prints all over the home and his face on camera. (pam) a new report from a non-profit division of united- health group ... determined which state in the u.s. is the healthiest -- and... --
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it is hawaii. the survey takes into account 35- factors and examines them by state. the factors include lifestyle behaviors, the community and environment, and state- level public policy. hawaii is joined by massachusetts, connecticut, vermont, and utah as the five healthiest states. the five least healthy are arkansas, oklahoma, alabama, mississippi, and louisiana. california was 12th on the list. (ken) sheriff's deputies in an oregon county are spreading some holiday cheer. (pam) clackamas county deputies were on a secret santa mission. the deputies would pull people over. but instead of citations...the driver would get a hundred dollar bill. it's the fourth year the sheriff's office has handed out money. and it's all made possible by anonymous donations from community members this year...they plan to hand out about 95- hundred dollars! (ken) they weren't the only ones with the idea. a secret santa in arizona did the same thing on wednesday.
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and it elicited some emotional responses from grateful recipients. max gorden has the story it's rare to see thousands in cash."i brought ten today"even more rare that someone would want to give it all away."we save up all year for this"today a group of elves hit the streets of peoria......accompanied by police...and funded by one generous...and anonymous...se cret santa. "ya got two minutes"their targets?"so we're out telling the story of secre tsanta"...those who looked in need of a hand, "people who could just use a little help and a little kindness"rewarding their time..."and we are giving you a hundred dollars"...with a token.anita vargas , secret santa recipient: "i'm so overwhelmed, i don't know. (sniffles) it's crazy"the group pulled over a bus... "honestly, we appreciate what you do"...stopped shoppers in a store.brooke wallace , secret santa recipient : "me and my husband were just talking. i didn't know if i could get...christmas gifts for our kids."and everywhere they went: smiles...and a few tears.steve chenoweth , secret santa elf : "but it also
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brings tears to those who give. because giving is much greater than receiving. and we're affected as much as they are."a feeling shared by the givers and receivers... ...a feeling that's impossible to put a price on. it's put a price on.impossible to that's impossible to put a price on. it's incredible how it's incredible how storylines emerge in the nfl. when the raiders season started, much of the talk revolved around jon gruden's return and making the franchise a winner again. now, in december, the team is one of the worst in football and could be getting ready for their final game in oakland. the silver and black and the broncos...monday night at the
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coliseum. may be the franchise's finale in the east bay... as the raiders are leaving for vegas in 2020 and as of now, there is no arrangement or prospect of terms being reached for one more season at the coliseum in 2019. --so monday could be it, derek carr with his thoughts on the potential end of an era. with this possibly being the last game in the coliseum, that's weird to me, this is home. i was drafted here, i've played on this dirt, i've got a lot of blood, sweat and tears, broke bones out there, won some great games, had some memories. it's weird to think that this could possibly be the last game. i don't want that, i know i don't. i know our fans don't. but the fact that it could possibly be, i think that it's going to be a great atmosphere." turning to the 49ers, looking for another upset this weekend...and this one would be a big one. the niners hosting 10-and-4 chicago...the bears just clinched the nfc north and are still looking to solidify some playoff positioning for a first round bye. this is another opportunity for some nick mullens magic... coming off a win where he completed nearly 70-percent of his throws and didn't turn the
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ball over. this week-- the 2nd year surprise asked if he thinks he's nailed down a backup spot for next season "who knows, man. that's not up to me at all. i'm just trying to win ball games. that's the biggest thing. it's the funnest thing. it's the coolest challenge about what we get to do is that we play to win. that's all we're focused on this week and the future, just winning." and now to our lexus ultimate highlight-- a bay area native making history in the college ranks. congratulations to sabrina ionescu... from miramonte high school in orinda. she set an ncaa record for women and men with her 13th career triple-double today ionescu finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists for the... the junior all-america guard broke the record with her 10th rebound during the fourth quarter.... oregon also beat air force... 82-36 finally tonight, if you like relief pitching, we got the story for you. san francisco reportedly close to signing pat venditte...mr.
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ambidextrous...the reliever who pitches with both his right and left hands. the 33-year-old is coming off the best seaosn of his career... playing with the dodgers... and he also spent in oakland with the a's. next at 8. a crowded hospital... screaming with excitement over a secret santa... who was behind the special appearance.special ♪ whoa! the mercedes-benz winter event is back
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and you won't want to stop for anything else. [ barks ] ho! lease the c 300 sport sedan for $399 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. mercedes-benz. the best or nothing. (pam) former president barack obama suited
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up as santa -- to surprise children at a washington d-c hospital.decked out in a santa hat -- he delivered presents -- and holiday cheer. hospital staff greeted him with a chorus of "we wish you a merry christmas." one little girl was ácompletely stunnedá when he walked into her room. the former president told another patient - "wherever the people you love are, that's where christmas is." during his presidency, he and former first lady michelle obama ... visited the hospital a number of times. (pam) that wraps that wraps up kron 4 news
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at 8.(ken) grant lodes and vicki liviakis are here with kron 4 news at 9. (grant) thank you ken and pam. new on kron4 news at 9... a heart breaking robbery. theives break-in and steal two puppies. we speak to the owner about why she is now worried for the health of the two missing babies and the ones they still have left. plus the reward she is prepared to offer if the pups are returned.(vicki) and holiday travel is in full swing. we take you live to the crowds and the choas at san francisco international airport. and how officals there are trying to make sure you have the smoothest travel day possible. (vicki) i'm vicki liviakis. (grant) and i'm grant lodes. hour two of kron 4 news being right after the break. (grant) a family in the
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south bay... desperately looking for information after their home was ransacked. and on top of stealing other items... the thief swiped a couple of three week old puppies. (grant) thanks for joining us,im grant lodes...(vicki) and im vicki liviakis... the family says this happened saturday night....at their home on warm springs drive in east san jose... now, they're offering a cash reward to get them back....(grant) kron4's dan thorn is live in san jose tonight with more from the family, dan?
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the ramirez family tells me they are heartbroken tonight. their biggest concern is the 3 week old pups not getting the care that they need. an anxious mother overlooking her puppies..a saturday night break-in left the lab mixed pups without their brother and sister..sot: i think it's awful that someone would do this and take two puppies.. karen ramirez says this is their sweet girl chicky's first litter of puppies.she said they've noticed a big difference in chickys behavior since her babies were taken from her..sot: she's actually been really distance with the puppies she doesnt want to be with them anymore she doesn't want to feed them. karen says the plan was to keep two of the puppies and give the others to family members as gifts. some grinch has now

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