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bay area on this christmas eve. and we are already seeing damage. these are pictures from petaluma-- where a tree came down... right near downtown. plus-- the rain and the possibility of king tides are affecting postions of the coastline tonight. good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm grant lodes. (vicki) and i'm vicki liviakis. let's take a look at stormtracker 4 radar tonight. you can see the rain is widespread--- all across the bay area. we want to get right to chief meteorologist lawrence karnow... lawrence-- how long is the wet weather going to last? lawrence karnow: showers will continue through midnight. we have a chance of some thunderstorms too. on the satellite you can see the low coming through. the rain will end before christmas morning. it will be cool and crisp tomorrow with highs in the 50s and low 60s. dry weather is then expected into the weekend.
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(grant) thanks lawrence. and we have team coverage of the rain tonight. (vicki) kron 4's alecia reid is live along san francisco's embarcadero tonight with a look at conditions there. alecia? right now we're seeing a nice break from the rain.at one point it was coming down pretty steadily during the 4 o clock hour..but thhis wont last for long...more rain is expected during the evening commute.i'll tell you this much ... even with the downpour, there were people walking around without umbrellas and taking it all in. they've been lookinforward to rain for some time, and today was just perfect.people were still out getting their last minnute shopping in ... and also .... tourists and locals alike .... were out and about on the embarcadero. there are families that planned on spendning christmas eve outside....and they're
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making the best of it.sotsotsot there is a slight chance of thunderstorms this evening and rain throughout the night.but the great news is that it'll be nice and sunny for christmas day.reportning live from san frnacisco (grant) don't forget... you can track the weather in your neighborhood with the kron-4 app. we have full forecasts.... interactive radar.. and rainfall totals around the bay area. just download the kron-4 mobile app
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(grant) don't forget... you can track the weather in your neighborhood with the kron-4 app. we have full forecasts.... interactive radar.. and rainfall totals around the bay area. just download the kron-4 mobile app (vicki) the city of oakland will soon be down to just one major sports team. tonight's matchup against the denver broncos might be the last home game for the oakland raiders at the coliseum. (grant) kron4's dan thorn is live in oakland tonight... he's speaking with loyal members of raider nation who will see their team take the field for possibly the last time. dan? it's a gloomy departure on a
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night usually filled with christmas spirit..but tonight the raiders will likely call the city of oakland home for the last time..however, i spoke with some passionate fans here who still partying like it's any other gameday. take a look at the atmosphere.. of course people are sad to see the team go but they are having a great time in the meantime.while dodging some raindrops and clad in their favorite silver and black-- faithful members of raider nation were tailgating away-- blasting music, eating food and enjoying the football atmosphere..many of their fans understand this is probably the end of the team in oakland..once the raiders officially move to vegas some of the fans say they'll keep rooting for the team because they bleed silver and black. the raiders home here at the coliseum is the last remaining dual purpose professional stadium.. although, there have been recent talks for the raiders to share at&t park with the giants next season..a lot of fans were not so crazy about that idea.. the team's lease here runs out at the end fo this season..but it's still unclear where the raiders will call home in 2019..reporting in oakland dan thorn kron4 news.
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(grant) tonight does not áhave to be the raiders last game in oakland. that is according to an oakland city leader who tells kron4's haaziq madyun...the coliseum's doors are still open for the silver and black in 2019. imagine if you will the oakland raiders playing at at&t park, levi stadium or as far away as london's wimbley stadium. the once unthinkable is now a probability in the wake of the nfl team opting out of its 2019 lease at the oakland coliseumsothowever oakland city councilmember rebecca kaplan says she wants to set the record straight about the circumstances
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surrounding the raiders decision to not play at the coliseum in 2019 they're looking at san francisco. now we hear they're looking at london and i wanted to make sure that they and the fans know that oakland has not rejected them. they may be moving to las vegas the year after that but if they want to do a lease in oakland we have not said no to that. that would be easier for the fans. that would be easier for traffic congestion perspective. so that offer is still on the table">raiders owner mark davis walked away from that offer in the wake of the city of oakland filing a lawsuit against the nfl for what councilmember kaplan calls the team's wrongful relocation to nevada. in fact she says playing in any other stadium the final year before moving to las vegas only hurts loyal raiders fans in oakland sot
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to punish oakland for suing the nfl. but our lawsuit against the nfl is about protecting our tax payers but that does not mean we would not lease to the raiders in 2019 if they're interested which might be better for them and the fans">but that doesn't appear likely because raiders owner mark davis sees a conflict of interest playing in oakland while the city is suing his nfl franchisesot raiders owner mark davis says all options are on the table in terms of where the raiders might end up play next year. kaplan says the team should keep the option of playing in the coliseum in the mix as wellsot in oakland haaziq madyun kron4news (grant) happening now... fire investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a deadly blaze in san francisco. it happened early this morning at a three story home on clay street-- in the city's laurel heights neighborhood. fire officials say a man and a woman living in the house were trapped in a top-floor bedroom. the man was killed and the woman was critically injured. a firefighter was also injured when entering the burning home-- but is expected to be okay. investigators have not yet found the cause.
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(vicki) another big story tonight... people affected by the butte county wildfire gathered today in paradise for the town's first large-scale community event since the camp fire. ashley zavala shows us how a handful of churches came together to put on a special christmas eve service. ((nats))singing, crying, and messages of hope.christmas eve mass in paradise served as an emotional "welcome home" for camp fire survivors.((tim bolin - paradise alliance church)) "we're bringing hope to paradise. we can rebuild, and we can do this together." several pastors from across demoninations and churches put together the program at the paradise alliance church... each pugh packed with people. ((randy waring - paradise church community member)) "it's the first real, getting back together on the ridge. we don't live on the ridge but we worship on the ridge, our church community was on the ridge and our church burned. so we're really glad cma church had this."80 religious volunteers from across the country helped out.. including well-known evangelist franklin graham.(franklin graham)) "i couldn't think of any place i'd rather be, than to be
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worshipping with the people of paradise."fire survivors who came to the service also got a few christmas presents including 50 dollar gift cards ((bolin)) "we had meals donated from panera bread, and mike lindell sent 10,000 mypillows. chico state made stockings for the kids and filled it with toys."((nats)) survivors at the service say the highlight was at the end.. when hundreds gathered with glow sticks, singing silent night."we need this kind of stuff up here in paradise." ((randy)) "it's nice to hear people talk about the hope that people have seeing this community spring back up from the ashes." (grant) coming up...
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a not so merry christmas for 800-thousand federal employees who are working without pay. president trump is refusing to budge on the government shutdown-- because he wants the money for his border wall. we'll have the very latest from (vicki) plus-- there's still time to help out some kids in need this holiday season. details on how long you can donate to lefty o'doul's last minute toy drive. (grant) and avoiding chaos. a judge puts a restraining order on controversial rental home regulations in south lake tahoe. why a lot of families are breathing a sigh of relief this holiday season. ♪ there's no place like home for the holidays ♪ ♪ 'cause no matter how far away you roam ♪ ♪ if you want to be happy in a million ways ♪ ♪ for the holidays you can't beat home sweet home ♪
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temporarily blocked the enforcement of new restrictions on short-term vacation home rentals in south lake tahoe. a temporary restraining order was issued today-- and it prevents enforcement of the voter- approved measure for 30 days. the measure puts restrictions on the number of people who can stay in rental homes. it technically took effect last thursday. the ruling comes after local property owners filed a lawsuit saying the rules were unconstitutional. they also said it would wreac havoc with out-of-town families who plan to spend the holidays in south lake. voters narrowly approved the measure in november. (vicki) and a lot of people are heading up to tahoe for the christmas holiday. this is a live picture from timber cove in south lake tahoe tonight. coming up at 5:30 we will have a live update on the road conditions-- as a lot of last minute travelers are heading up to the sierra. (anchor) taking a look at stormtracker 4 radar...
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(anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence lawrence karnow: showers will continue through midnight. we have a chance of some thunderstorms too. on the satellite you can see the low coming through. the rain will end before christmas morning. it will be cool and crisp tomorrow with highs in the 50s and low 60s. dry weather is then expected into the weekend.
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(grant) president trump is spending christmas e at the white house -- instead of his mar a lago resort in florida.. he called off his planned vacation amid the ongoing government shutdown. the senate isn't set to reconvene until thursday. that means it's unlikely that any vote to end the shutdown will happen before then. cnn's boris sanchez reports. the partial government shutdown -- entering its third day --with a source telling cnn that little progress was made over the weekend toward ending the impasse over president trump's demand for border wall funding.mulvaney on fox news sunday: "it's very possible that this shutdown will go beyond the 28th and into the new congress."the white house -- backing off of their request for five billion dollars -- but continuing to insist that funding for the
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wall be included in any agreement.mulvaney: "we moved off of the five, and we hope they will move up from their $1.3."schumer: "it will never pass the senate, no today, not next week, not next year - so mr. president, president trump - if you want to open the government, you must abandon the wall plain and simple."a source says that after president trump rejected a short term bipartisan deal to keep the government open last week -- senate minority leader chuck schumer countered by offering more money for border security -- which was also rebuffed.vice president pence -- later offering his own counter offer that was dismissed by schumer.president trump -- turning to twitter to insist that a wall is the only solution.sen. dick durbin: "it really is in the president's hands to decide. he says it's an issue of border security. i think we know better. it's a issue of his own political insecurity. when the right-wingers start screaming at him, he just backs off and dissembles in front of us."
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lawmakers on both sides of the aisle -- trading jabs on the sunday shows -- with some conservative republicans urging the president to stay the course -- as others in the gop struggled to defend the shutdown.corker: "it's a spectacle, and candidly, it's juvenile."sen. pat toomey: "we have an impulsive president. we know that. it's completely taking away focus from where it should be on a very very strong economy.approximately 800,000 federal employees are being impacted ...including more than 420,000 who are working without pay during the shutdown --and another 380,000 who have been furloughed. meantime, there is more turmoil in the trump administration.the president -- abruptly pushing defense secretary james mattis out of his position earlier than expected -- replacing mattis temporarily with his current deputy and former boeing executive patrick shanahan. sources tell cnn that the president only realized how critical mattis' resignation
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letter was after announcing that he was "retiring with distinction" -- and that he's grown increasingly angry watching lawmakers lament mattis' departure and criticize the troop drawdown on the news. (grant) that was boris sanchez reporting. two defense officials say the order to withdraw the 26-hundred troops currently in syria has been signed. the drawdown is expected to begin in the next several weeks. (vicki) the death toll in a tsunami that hit indonesia is rising. right now we know 370 people have been killed-- and many others are injured. it happened on saturday after a volcano erupted-- sending more than 150 acres of land plunging into the sea. that is what indonesian authorities say caused the tsunami. tonight recovery efforts have been complicated by warnings that there could be yet another tsunami, because the volcano is still active. survivors say they received no warning that the tsunami was coming. there are reports
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that the warning system had been vandalized and was no longer working. (grant) kevin spacey kevin spacey breaks his silence in a bizarre video. what the actor is now saying about sexual assault allegations against him. (vicki) a warning about holiday lights on your house. they are being blamed for a house fire. and we hear from a young boy who is being credited for saving his family.
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youand the holiday spiritoss just hits you... yes! or when you get the best deal... on a treat for your best friend? or when you score a magical gift... at an unbelievable price? yes! that's yes for less. ross has you and your list covered with gifts you'll love to give. and it feels even better when you find them for less-at ross. yes for less. (vicki) it's something
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that can happen to anyone-- a house fire sparked by faulty christmas lights. and tonight we are learning that the quick actions of a 13- year-old kansas teenager likely saved the lives of those inside. zac summers reports. kyle elliott/homeowner"we always coach him, if there's a fire grab the girls and get out."and that's exactly what kyle elliott's 13-year-old son nicholas did friday when he heard crackling noises outside his bedroom window.nicholas landreth/spotted fire"i looked outside, and i saw smoke coming from the house and flames in the gutter."nicholas told the baby-sitter what he saw and they grabbed his two little sisters and got out of the house.nicholas landreth/spotted fire"my sisters were scared."he says he stayed calm.nicholas landreth/spotted fire"we rushed and got the hose and started spraying water on it."
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firefighters arrived about 5 minutes later.they were able to put out the fire while also managing to save the family's christmas gifts.nicholas landreth/spotted fire"not only were they fighting the fire, they were caring about the family at the same time." firefighters say christmas lights were to blame.kyle elliott/homeownerccording to the fire marshal, the christmas lights they come across the gutter and they had arc on the gutter and started the flame."the fire damaged several rooms near the front of the house including the garage.kyle elliott/homeowner "it hopped around on them and the roof quite a bit."elliott says he's always put up decorations for the holidays, but heúll be reluctant to add lights next year.kyle elliott/homeowner"between my wife and i, there may not be lights on the house for a while. itús a pretty traumatic experience." (vicki) that was zac summers reporting. officials say to prevent this from happening to you... it's a good idea to inspect christmas lights for fraying before putting them on your home. they also say to avoid overloading extension cords and electrical sockets. (grant) next at 5:30... the clocks is ticking to donate toys to kids in need this christmas. we have all the details on how you can still help. (grant) and after the break-- we'll get a check on conditions in the sierra as a lot of people are making
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their way to tahoe for the christmas holiday.
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(vicki) happening now... rough conditions heading up to the sierra today. this is video from insterstate 80 at kingvale earlier today. you can see the heavy traffic as cars were being diverted off the slick roads. (grant) joining us now to talk about the road conditions is officer pete mann with the
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truckee c-h-p. pete-- how are the conditions looking for conditions looking for those last minute travelers today? (anchors)
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