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(vicki) in 2018 -- the u-s experienced the fury of mother nature -- yet again. from raging wildfires -- to snow across the south -- to two major hurricanes...(grant) this has been another year of costly disasters. natasha chen has a look at some of 20-18's most destructive weather events. diane brewer/lives in montecito: "this looks like a war zone."in january -- heavy
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rain fell on the burn scar left behind by what was then the largest wildfire in california history... ...the thomas fire. fast-moving floods triggered mudslides and debris flows... that swept away cars... and buried homes in santa barbara county. rachel ross/lives in montecito, ca: "there's nothing here anymore, besides a river of mud."more than a dozen people were killed -- and hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed. the thomas fire -- which began in december 2017 and charred nearly 282-thousand acres -- wasn't fully extinguished until june. it was a snowy and frigid start to the new year for the east coast. a series of winter storms brought snow to the deep south... tallahassee, florida saw its first measurable snow in nearly 30 years... and charleston, south carolina received its largest snowfall
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since 1989 with 5-point-3 inches. that same series of storms brought bone-chilling temperatures -- blinding snow - - and historic flooding to parts of new england. the tide at boston harbor reached a record of 15- point-1-6 feet. floodwaters reached the doors of some homes -- forcing people to flee.and cars were submerged -- some in as much as three feet of water. the mendocino complex fire erupted in northern california. just over459-thousand acres were scorched and more than 300homes were destroyed. officials say it's the largest wildfire in state history.and it wasn't fully contained until september. also in september...
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hurricane florence took aim on the southeast as a category 4 storm. more than a million people across north and south carolina were told to leave -- or prepare for the worst. rep. tom rice/(r) south carolina: "if you st, and you get stuck in this, you're on your own."the slow- moving storm weakened to a category one before making landfall near wrightsville beach, north carolina.but its effects were devastating. high winds toppled trees... transformers exploded -- leaving hundreds of thousands of people in the dark. and the storm's relentless rain -- and high storm surge -- triggered destructive flooding. more than a dozen rivers in north and south carolina overflowed their banks -- inundating homes and prompting hundreds of water rescues. more than 50people were killed in the storm... in october...hurricane michael charged toward the florida panhandle.and governor rick scott urged residents to prepare. gov. rick scott/(r) florida: "this storm will be life-threatening and extremely dangerous."michael made landfall near mexico beach as a strong category 4 with 155 mile-per-hour winds.it's the strongest hurricane to hit the continental u-s since andrew in 1992. rebecca garrigan/rode out storm: "the roar of it, i guess, is what was just deafening."homes were wiped off their foundations -- or splintered like toothpicks. roads were ripped apart. coastlines -- made unrecognizable. and as michael moved inland -- it devastated georgia's agriculture.state officials estimate it caused more than two billion dollars in damage... and in november -- the catastrophic camp fire erupted in northern california. gov. jerry brown/(d) california: "this is so devastating that i don't have the words to describe it."fast-moving flames - fueled by fierce winds - devoured everything in their path. the fire
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scorched 153-thousand acres in butte county.and all but leveled the townof paradise. mayor jody jones/paradise, ca: "90% of the homes in every single neighborhood are gone." more than 80 people were killed in the northern california wildfire.and officials say it is the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history.i'm natasha chen reporting. (grant) 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
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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 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." (pam)
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(pam) (pam) (pam) lots to talk about in the sports world tonight... (ken) mark carpenter joins us in the studio. tonight we may be seeing the end of an era. if this is the final night at the coliseum, how fitting that it's primetime against the broncos. monday night football in oakland, raiders trying to put together a proper sendoff. here's a quick update-- 17-zip raiders with seconds left in the first half.... they just kicked a field goal the first score was a 99-yard punt return from dwayne harris... just a wild play. then
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doug martin ripped off a 24-yard run. we'll have full highlights later tonight to the 49ers, nick mullens nearly summoned another upset...this time against the bears, who have one of the league's top defenses. down 5 with under 2 minutes, niners had a chance to rally, but the game ended after mullens threw it away on 4th down the other major subplot...a nice little back and forth after bears qb mitch trubisky was hit while sliding, there was some pushing and shoving, eventually resulting in 3 players being tossed including richard sherman. sherm...not afraid to get into the mix. "they continued to pull and jerk and grab on me. i'm a grown man with kids. i don't care about any of that. and at the end of the day their gonna get punished for it. i'm a grown man, you don't grab, you don't pull. i don't put my hands on you, you don't put your hands on me. you put your hands on me, you'r goinna feel me." " i should have ran. ididn't run. in the heat of battle, a lot of things are happening fast, split-second decisions. saw 'quise down the field. tried to give him a chance, instead of making the simpleplay. i didn't make the simple play."
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turning now to the warriors-- christmas eve means the champs are busy tomorrow... warriors taking on lebron and the lakers, and golden state has some extra momentum going into this matchup, thanks to this special from steph curry last night. "down the lane... he got it!!!" that last second game- that last second game-winning layup, just the topper on a sensational performance from number 30 against the clippers... 42-points...in a 109-107 win. now, they'll be seeing an old friend... lebron james, but this time he's with a new squad.. the lakers..who are 4th in the west, 2.5 back of the warriors.. draymond green...offering his thoughts on another holiday meeting with james. "i really don't give a damn about him being in a laker uniform, that really don't matter to me. that's the team he's on and that's who we face. obviously bron is bron, so they're gonna be tough. tougn match on christmas day but we're always looking forward to it as a challenge." finally tonight, evidence the warriors are already in the season of giving. a story that surfaced on social
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media... last friday night, warriors forward jordan bell...was grabbing a bite to eat at a taco truck in oakland... and hooked it up for everyone... not only took pictures with those waiting in line at the tacos mi rancho truck near lake merritt, but he also picked up the tab. (vicki) (vicki) it's no surprise that living an active lifestyle could help you live longer. but we take a look at what activities could add seven years to your life.
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(grant) 4 your health tonight.... as 20-18 winds down, it's time to start setting those new year's resolutions...(vicki) and if you needed another reason to put fitness at the top of your list.. here's one: longer life expectancy. andy rose has more in today's health minute. a new observational study published in the journal mayo clinic proceedings set out to evaluate how participating in different sports could add more years to your life.the study followed more than 8- thousand people who engaged in various leisure activities between 1991 and 2017.the results?the participants who played tennis lived on average... 9.7 years longer!
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soccer was also associated with a longer life.. 4.7 years longer..cyclists tended to live 3.7 years longerswimmers and joggers lived more than 3 years longerand regular health club activities... 1.5 years longer.a study published earlier this year also found that adequate exercise played an important role in living a longer life, but added factors like genetics and a healthy diet werelso vital. and in a surprising finding, a study published in the 'journal of the american medical association' found that a sedentary lifestyle could be just as harmful to your health as smoking, diabetes and even heart disease.i'm andy rose reporting. (grant) the death toll is rising in indonesia as crews search through the wreckage left behind by saturday's tsunami. the reason people are still on high alert for another deadly hit. another deadly hit.
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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. (grant) the death toll
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from indonesia's deadly tsunami surged to 370 today. recovery efforts have been complicated by warnings from local authorities who are afraid there could be another deadly tsunami. this is all because of an active volcano, krak-atoa, it erupted ove the weekend... sending more than 150 acres of the mountainside plunging into the sea. indonesian authorities theorize that is the cause of the tsunami. so the efforts now are focused on trying to bring injured people to the hospitals, while
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also trying to provide temporary shelter and basic supplies like food... to thousands of people who are now homeless because of the tsunami. (vicki) now over in italy.... mount etna, europe's highest and most active volcano, erupted today (monday) causing a magnitude 3.3 earthquake and the closure of sicily's catania airport. etna's eruptions are relatively frequent and, according to italy's national institute of geophysics and volcanology-- there has been a gradual increase in activity on the volcano over the last month. let's take a look outside right now... chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with the four zone forecast. lawrence lawrence karnow: showers will continue through
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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. (vicki) al qaeda is 'resurgent' and looking to carry out attacks on passenger planes in europe and the u-k, security minister ben wallace has warned.(grant) this just after rogue drones disrupted hundreds of disrupted drones after rogue this just (grant)warned. wallace has minister ben u-k, security europe and the planes in passenger attacks on carry out and looking to 'resurgent' al qaeda is (vicki)
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(vicki) al qaeda is 'resurgent' and looking to carry out attacks on carry out and looking to 'resurgent' al qaeda is (vicki) weekend.into the weekend. weekend. into the weekend.
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(vicki) (vicki) al qaeda is 'resurgent' and looking to carry out attacks on passenger planes in europe and the u-k, security minister ben wallace has warned.(grant) this just after rogue drones disrupted hundreds of flights at loon's second busiest airport last week. cnn's samuel burke reports. samuel burke, cnn business and technology correspondent: "a resurrected al-qaeda going after airliners and airports is what keeps european officials up at night. that's according to uk security minister ben wallace who told the sunday times the terror group behind 9/11 is developing technology to bring down passenger jets. the report says uk officials fear miniaturized bombs and drones packed with explosives could be used to blow up key targets. of course this all comes as president trump surprised even his own military generals last week suddenly declaring isis defeated and announcing plans to withdraw u.s. troops from syria. blind-sided allies and security analysts warned that
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decision could result in a new haven where groups like al- qaeda can prosper. while much of the world's attention has been focused on isis al-qaeda has continued to loom large over the region. some analysts say al-qaeda's presence in syria is even more pernicious than that of isis. the various splinter groups of al-qaeda amount to about ten thousand men in syria alone according to nato and the wider region forces loyal to al-qaeda now number in the tens of thousands. and top leaders remain in contact to be a secured encrypted technology according to the council on foreign relations. so nearly 20 years after the september 11th attacks the uk warns al-qaeda is still fixated on airplanes but improved airport security means officials fear that instead of trying to get in the front door al-qaeda will try to get to airlines through the backdoor if not with drones. then through insiders at airports to get bombs on passenger jets. samuel burke, cnn, london." (grant) the way one little elf is
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working with santa to spread christmas cheer.
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(grant) throughout the holidays one place you'll catch santa and misses claus
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is in shopping centers. but one arkansas mall was in jepordy of not having a little piece of the north pole. katie davila tells us... how a local teenager took matters into her own hands. throughout the holidays one place you'll catch santa and misses claus is in shopping centers.but one northwest arkansas mall was in jepordy of not having a little piece of the north pole.knwa's katie davila is in rogers with how a local teenager took matters into her own hands.$w3 47 c2.5 g 84 c2.5 g 0 c2.5 g 0 c2.5 g 5 c2.5 g 0 c2.5 g 9 c2.5 g 0 c2.5 g 8 c2.5 g 0 c2.5 g 5 c2.5 g 0 c2.5 g 8 c2.5 g 0 (vicki) you either love it or you hate it... christmas eve is national eggnog day. some say yum... others say yuck! but the drink is a staple around the holidays. it's traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped eggs and spices. those looking to be even more - festive - may add a splash of liquor as well. but it's not always easy to nail the perfect recipe. share yours with the hashtag #nationaleggnog day on social media.
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that wraps up kron4 news at that wraps up social media.og day on #nationaleggnhashtag with the share yours perfect recipe. nail the always easy to but it's not well.of liquor as add a splash festive - may even more - looking to be those and spices.whipped eggs cream, sugar, made with milk, traditionally it's the holidays.staple around drink is a but the say yuck! yum... others some say eggnog day.eve is national christmas hate it...love it or you you either (vicki) (vicki)(vicki) (vicki) you either love it or you hate it... christmas eve is national eggnog day. some say yum... others sayuck! but the drink is a staple around the holidays. it's traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped eggs and spices. those looking to be even more - festive - may
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add a splash of liquor as well. but it's not always easy to nail the perfect recipe. share yours with the hashtag #nationaleggnog day on social media. that wraps up kron4 news at that wraps up social media.og day on social media. that wraps up kron4 news at 6. we'll see you tonight at 8.... on your bay area's local news station.
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