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( marty ) here is a live look at sutro. here's mabrisa rodriguez with a look at today's forecast.
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( marty ) the attorney general's office says pg&e could in theory be charged with implied malice murder and involuntary manslaughter if its found to have caused any deadly fires. attorney general xavier becerra's office did ánot say it áwould charge the utility company with those crimes... only that the options are on the table. the attorney general's office made that surprise announcement in a report for a federal judge. who is overseeing pg&es probation case regarding the 2010 san bruno gas line explosion. reporter doug johnson spoke with fire survivors about this development.
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they escaped the camp fire with their lives.jamie ramey, camp fire survivor: "the morning of the fire we were concerned but we've seen fire in that area all the time. nothing really triggered me myself to panic. my dad basically saved our lives."for the 86 other people who were not so lucky... california's top prosecutor says pacific gas and electric ácould... in theory, be charged with their deaths.mike danko, attorney at law: "the district attorney or the attorney general generally does not charge a company. the reason is because you cant put the company in jail."attorney mike dankos firm represents around 900 clients who lost their homes to the camp fire in and around paradise.he is suing pg&e.he explains attorney general xavier bacerras announcement came from a recently submitted brief... which details multiple possible consequences pg&e ácould face under state law.that document was requested by a federal judge overseeing pg&es probation in a criminal case regarding the 2010 san bruno gas line explosion.mike danko, attorney at law: "the judge asked the
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attorney general to explain to the court what the law is as far as criminal liability."as part of this probation hearing, pg&e must also submit what role it played, if any, in starting the camp fire... a request the judge has given the company to do by this monday... new years eve.mike danko, attorney at law: "they really have to own up to them or else its going to be big trouble for pg&e.that document is one danko says could expedite his lawsuits.mike danko, attorney at law: "if we asked pg&e tell us what your role was,"(but with)"it would take months and months to get to the bottom of it." meanwhile... ramey tells us she's unsure if pg&e should be charged with anything.jamie ramey, camp fire survivor: "honestly i hadn't heard anything about that until right now, im kind of still processing that, i don't know. there were a lot of lives lost."> ( marty ) pg&e released a statement regarding its probation.which reads in part quote:"pg&es most important responsibility is public and
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workforce safety. our focus continues to be on assessing our infrastructure to further enhance safety and helping our customers continue to recover and rebuild." ( marty ) new this morning...police say they need your help finding the man who brutally attacked another man near a bart station. officers say melton kelly stomped a man near the powell street bart station. it happened friday at cyril magnin and ellis streets. police say the 25-year-old man also robbed the victim who is being treated at a hospital. ( marty ) officers in farifield are investigating a shooting that sent a man to the hospital saturday night. it happened just before 9 in the parking lot of a restaurant on oliver road. the victim says two men pulled out a gun and then demanded his property. a struggle begans and the gun went off....hitting the victim. the suspects drove off in a black nissan fairfield police are asking you to give them a call if you know anything about the ( marty ) palo alto police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman. the suspect ran off when
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the victim's boyfriend stopped the attack. kron 4's gayle ong spoke to the victim's friend and has more on the search suspect. palo alto detectives are looking for this man - who they say sexually assaulted a woman.it happened around 330 in the morning saturday on el camino real.authorities say a woman had been unloading items out of her vehicle to give to a friend,as she was walking back to meet her friend in the apartment complex,she felt someone grab her.the victim's friend katia shukh was waiting for her back in the apartment,
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to run down the stairs at that time and he saw the guy, he tries to chase him.">shukh says the suspect followed her friend from grant avenue, which is a short dista nce from the apartment.a police report was filed immediately following the assault.multiple surveillance cameras captured the suspect.
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says malware was detected on its servers friday. workers there were forced to create workarounds to get saturday editions printed. a memo said that no customer credit card or personal information had been compromised. other newspapers impacted include the baltimore sun ... the new york times ... and the wall street journal .. the attack did not impact the websites of those newspapers. ( marty ) coming up on kron 4 morning news...californi a's "real i-d's" may not meet federal standards ... and it could mean more problems for people standing in line at the d-m-v. ( marty ) plus, their apartment along with all their chrsitmas gifts went up in flames... we'll find out who came to the rescue ááagain to help four families in need for the holidays... ( marty ) and...we'll take a look back at some of the devastating natural disasters that struck the u-s in 20-18. (ácommercialá) ♪ ♪
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the things that matter most happen one morning and one cup at a time. ♪ ♪ battery this holiday season? maybe not. maybe he could trust any batteries will do. or, he could just trust duracell. service was held saturday for
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the 2-year-old boy who was separated from his mother from yemen. she was allowed into the u-s- after she sued the trump administration over it''s travel ban . the service took place one day after the child was taken off life support at oakland's childrens hospital. kristi gross has the story. nats: prayinga father standing strong-- in the face of unimaginable grief-- laying his two year-old son to rest. nats: prayingali hassan was front and center--- honoring his son, two year-old abdullah hassan.the toddler died last
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night at an oakland hospital after losing his battle with a genetic brain disorder.ali hassan/ childús fatherwe are here today because my government failed my family. it forced me to choose between my sonús health and keeping our family together. ááá - hassan and his son, both u-s citizens, came back to the u-s so the toddler could receive medical treatment more than a year ago--- leaving his yemeni wife behind in egypt as she tried to get a waiver. but it was his familyús fight and lawsuit against the u-s government to bring the childús mother, to the u-s--- that gained national attention. saad sweilem/ civial rightattorney, cair sacramento valleyabdullah was a building light to show the world that muslims love, hurt, grieve and mourn just like everybody else. -ssshaima swileh was desperate to hug and kiss her baby in the days before he died... a wish cair civil right's attorney saad sweilem says almost didn't come true...all of us are thinking, if this muslim ban wasnút in place to begin with abdullah and his mom probably
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would have been here over a year ago and he probably would have recved medical attention that he could have really used that wasút available to him overseas. -ss swileh sent 28 requests to the u-s embassy asking for a waiver but was rejected each time because of trumpús travel ban from several muslim- majority countries including yemen. she arrived just ten days ago--- able to hold her child once again...theyúre going through an unimaginable time. it was cruel to keep the apart for as long as they did. i canút even imagine having to then separate and go their own ways and you know have to mourn with all that distance so for them this is an opportunity to mourn with dignity and thats what they deserve. thats what everybody deserves. -ssduring the funeral-- hassan says despite his son's death and the government keeping his family apart for so long -- they aren't angry - just hopeful abdullah didnút die in vein... we hope through abdullahús struggle and passing, that people who are affected by the muslim ban from yemen, lybia, iran and somalia and syria that we hope through his life, policy will be changed and families will be reunited. á cair says abdullahús case highlights what they belive is an unjust policy.i think this was an embarrassment to the trump administration and it should be. they should be
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embarrassed. so, hopefully theyúll look at this case and theyúll realize the consequence of their policies and itúll change things for other families going forward. ( marty ) that was was kristi gross reporting. the council on american- islamic relations says it will continue fighting to repeal the travel ban. as we head to break, here's a live look outside... richmond bridge
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( marty ) live look outside...sutro tower. here's mabrisa rodriguez with a look at today's forecast. ( marty ) forecast.today's a look at rodriguez with mabrisa here's tower.outside...sutro live look ( marty ) (áábreakáá)(ácommercialá)
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bridge richmond look outside. here's a live to break, as we head travel ban. travel ban. ( marty ) ( marty )( marty )( marty ) in 20-18 -- the u-s felt
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the wrath of mother nature -- yet again. from raging wildfires -- to snow in the south -- to a pair of major hurricanes... this has been another year of deadly and costly disasters. natasha chen takes 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 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...
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tallahassee, florida saw its first measurable snow in nearly 30 years... and charleston, south carolina received its largest snowfall 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... 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 stay, 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.
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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 dangerous."michael made mexico beach as a strong with 155 mile-per-hour it's the hurricane to 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. ripped apart. coastlines -- made unrecognizable.and as michael moved inland -- it devastated georgia's agriculture.state officials estimate it caused more billion dollars in damage... and in november -- the catastrophic camp fire northern california. gov. jerry brown/(d) california: "this is so devastating the words to describe it."flames - fueled by fierce winds everything in their path.the fire scorched 153-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." ( marty ) the dubs looking to
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bounce back against the blazers.. we've got the highlights, next in sports. (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá)
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trying to rebound after two straight losses playing the portland trail blazers again....this time in portland....
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---stephen curry....getting ready....getting his game face on.... ---1st quarter....portland up by 3 points....klay thompson with the pass to draymond green...green fires it over to kevon looney with the three...his first triple of the season.... ---2nd quarter....warriors up by 7....steph curry with the splash....puts the warriors up by 10... ---3 minutes later....shaun livingston passes it to klay....thompson with the triple....klay feeling pretty good.... ---3rd quarter....curry gets it....the deep pass from curry to kevin durant....durant dunks it in with authority....even hangs out there on the rim for a bit ---4th quarter...warriors up 102-89....durant to to klay...klay at the top of the arc....bangs it in....puts the warriors up by 16.... ---warriors get one back on the trail blazers....they win in portland....115-105.... big saturday in college football showdowns....we go to the orange bowl for 1 of the 2 games in the semi-final playoff round.... ---the alabama crimson tide....taking on the oklahoma sooners.... ---4th quarter....alabama leading 38-20....the 10 yard pass from the heisman trophy winner kyler murray...to ceedee lamb....oklahoma still
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trails 38-27.... ---2 minutes later...tua (tongue-oh- viola) tagovailoa with the 13 yard pass to jerry jeudy....alabama answers back as they extend their lead 45- 27.... ---oklahoma isn't going to go down without a fight....kyler murray takes it himself.....8 yard run...oklahoma adds on....but still trail 45-34. ---last 26 seconds in the game...alabama takes the knee...and that'll do it.... ---alabama defeats oklhahoma....45-34... the other big game today....let's just say...this was not a very good one. ---to the cotton bowl classic we go...second of two playoff games. ---the notre dame fighting irish...taking on the clemson tigers... ---2nd quarter....fighting irish and tigers tied at 3....52 yard pass from trevor lawerence....caught by justyn ross....tigers lead 9-3.... ---late 2nd, lawerence again....justyn ross again.....42 yard pass. that would make it 16-3 tigers... ---and the onslaught is in full force now...lawerence finds tee higgins for the 19 yard pass....tigers now leading 23-3... this baby is what we call a blow out.
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tigers win 30-3... they will move on to face alabama in the championship for the third time in four years here in the bay area at levi's stadium. in the nhl....the san in the nhl....the san jose sharks were up in edmonton taking on the oilers saturday.... ---erik karlsson....gearing up for action.... ---1st period...oilers and sharks tied at 1....brent burns at the top....the pass to erik karlsson...to tomas hertl.....that's a goal...sharks up 2-1.... you talk about a shoot out. all that and more here. sharks go on to beat the oilers....7-4 the san francisco 49ers will play their last game of the season on sunday. and it will be no easy task. the niners will go up against a rams squad that is trying to get a first round bye in the playoffs throttle ahead. the 49ers played well despite losing last week to the chicago bears in a close one. the niners are currently in position for the second ( marty ) don't forget to tune into kron 4 as we ring in the new year. grant lodes and i will count us down to 2019... capped off with a huge fireworks show over the bay bridge. it is the only live fireworks show in the bay area. new years live kicks off at 11:30 p-m monday only
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on kron 4... we'll be right back.
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( marty ) here's a live look at san francisco from sutro. here's mabrisa rodriguez with a look at today's forecast. ( marty ) ( marty ) a four day manhunt for an
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inmate who escaped from san quentin prison and carjacked a bay area woman-- is now over.. police captured him 200 miles away... eating lunch at a taco bell. kron 4s dan thorn has the story. wanted for escaping from prison and carjacking a woman.. 21-year-old shalom mendoza is captured by police saturday afternoon. authorities got help from someone who spotted him eating at a taco bell in paso robles..sot: crystal vernoy says she was sitting in a booth behind mendoza. from
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watching the news she easily spotted him and knew who he was...sot: the tattoo right above his eyebrow right here. it had a distinguished like money symbol on it and i just recognized it. crystal wasn't alone in recognizing mendoza..someone at the restaurant quietly called police...sot: then the gang task force guy walked in to the taco bell exactly where the guy was and told him he needed to stop doing what he was doing and put his hands up.. vernoy says he gave police a fake name at first..but was then taken away handcuffs..police say on wednesday mendoza escaped from san quentin state prison in san rafael. he was working outside of the prison walls when authorities say he took his opportunity to run. shortly after fleeing--mendoza is accused of carjacking a woman in a home depot parking lot.the theft was caught on surveillance video..police say mendoza threatened to kill the woman if she didn't hand over the keys.. on friday he was spotted at a dollar store in san miguel and the stolen toyota rav 4 was found abandoned along the 101 freeway. investigators believe mendoza was heading to the los angeles area...police finally got their man around 12:30 saturday afternoon..and witnesses were relieved..
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( marty )... mendoza is facing felony charges of carjacking and escape. this morning he's being held at salinas valley state prison. ( marty ) the man police say is responsible for a triple homicide in santa barbara county is dead following a stand-f. deputies in orcutt shot and killed 43-year-old david mcnabb friday night. the victims include his 34- year-old sister, his 64- year-old mother, and a 63-year-old year old man.. officials say the victims were stabbed and beaten to death by the suspect, who also lived at the home. a 9-1-1 call brought police to the house. they found mcnabb barricaded inside with a rifle. it ended with police shooting the suspect. he was pronounced dead at a
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hospital. ( marty ) the motive of the shooting is still under investigation. ( marty ) the federal government is requiring the california d-m-v to implement even stricter standards when it comes to the new 'real i-d". because of that, people who already waited in line to get the new i-d card are wondering what it means for them. kron 4's capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala has more from sacramento. if you stood in line at the dmv this year for a real i.d.... don't worry---you don't need to go back anytime soon.. starting in april - the federal government will require real i.d. applicants to provide two proofs of address at the dmv.that policy is stricter than what had been in been place previously. ((jaime garza - dmv spokesman)) "what we've been
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doing is asking applicants to provide one proof of residency document when they came into the office, and the second proof would be satisfied when the real id driver license or card is delivered by mail to the applicant and return service is requested." beginning in october 2020 the new real id will be the only state identification accepted at airports and federal buildings.with the dmv already in the spotlight for long wait times and technology problems -- that's a concern for assemblymember jim patterson ((assm. jim patterson r- fresno)) "the bigger problem going forward is millions of californians are now going to rush the line for the real id between now and 2020 and my concern is the dmv is utterly unprepared for that large rush." ( marty ) oakland first friday's officials are hoping more people show up... following last months low turn out. this is video from a previous
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first friday event... from the organizer's facebook page. a shooting injured five people after the october first friday event. then, november's event was canceled. organizers brought the street festival back in december... but attendance was way down. leaders have met with the community looking for ways to improve safety. we'll see how it works at the first friday event on january 4th. coming up... a family's apartment along with all their christmas gifts went up in flames. we show you one officer who came to the rescue ááagain... to help four families in need for the holidays.holidays.
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the things that matter most happen one morning and one cup at a time. ♪ ♪ after christmas... a fire destroyed two apartments in san rafael. two families lost everything, including they're just opened christmas gifts. kron four's philippe djegal reports some of the first responders who helped put the fire out -- returned with a special delivery. (philippe) a few blocks away from these burned down apartments in san rafael's canal neighborhood... a timely -- generous surprise for at least four families who, up until this week, called the camelot apartments their home.dan hanlon/santa cop- "two families upstairs got completely burned out, everybody on the bottom suffered significant smoke and water damage." with spirts down -- first responders again coming to the rescue. this time showering fire victims with gifts and not water to put out flames.dan hanlon/santa cop- "we had a
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little guy literally jumping for joy down there." outside of san rafael fire station 54 saturday morning... fire fighters and police officers who make up the san rafael santa cop program passed out toys to the children who lost everything in wednesday morning's fire. retired police officer dan hanlon founded the toy drive back in 2000. typically, it collects gifts for underprivleged kids to be distributed during the winter holiday season.dan hanlon/santa cop- "all four families involved with the burn, that lost everything, that benefited today through the program, were not part of our program for this christmas as far a receiving anything. so, it feels really good being able to bring some kind of closure to a dramatic experience the kids went through." in november, hanlon says the community stepped up with increased donations after learning the program had only received about half of the donations it typically gets heading into christmas. fortunately, there were enough toys to go
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around to help these families too.dan hanlon/santa cop- "this year, we had 75 collection barrels out throughout the central marin area." a mother did sustain second degree burns on both her arms while saving her kids from the fire. but everyone survived. investigators say it's possible an unattended barbeque on the front deck across from one of the burned apartments caused the fire. in san rafael, philippe djegal, kron four news. ( marty )still ahead ... we will take a look back at 20-18's top politicial stories in the u-s. (ácommercialá) (ácommercialá) eggo thick and fluffy waffles
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rodriguez with a look at today's forecast. ( marty ) 20-18 ushered 20-18 ushered 20-18 ushered 20-18 ushered in the second 20-18 ushered ( marty )( marty ) ( marty ) ( marty ) 20-18 ushered in the second
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year of the trump administration. it was a volitile year that saw some economic highs...and political
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lows involving a supreme court nominee. and it capped off in the mid-term elections by a blue wave in house. and looming over all of this is the continuing investigation by special counsel robert mueller. kristen holmes takes a look back at the year in politics. year two of the donald trump administration dominating the political headlines. as the businessman-turned-president put his stamp on the economy in 2018. pres donald trump/july 27: "we are the economic envy of the entire world"strong job numbers and a boost in wages and g-d-p.also, aggressvie trade policies featuring the threat - and implimentation - of tariffs. the president negotiating new trade deals with canada, mexico, and china... but some analysts fear the bubble may burst in 2019.natskey domestic issues taking center stage: after the horrific parkland, florida shooting - optimism for bipartisan action... sen.
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john cornyn/-r- texas: "if we can get 60 votes for it mr. president, i'm all for it,"... soon faded.and perhaps the most heated showdown on capitol hill of 2018 - the battle over supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh.an emotional confirmation hearing, which saw accusations of sexual assault from years ago by several women, including christine blasey ford. christine blasey ford/kavanaugh accuser: "i thought that brett was accidentally going to kill me" kavanaugh strongly denied the accusations...brett kavanaugh/supreme court nominee: "i've never sexually assaulted anyone"and was ultimately confirmed by a 50 to 48 vote. natson north korea... the president going from tough talk in 2017...to a warm embrace this past june... pres donald trump/june 12: "we have developed a very special bond"...after meeting face-to-face with kim jong un in singapore.natsanother high- profile sitdown in july between trump and russian president vladimir putin shocked both democrats and republicansthe two held a private meeting before addressing reporters, with 2016 election meddling front and center.the u.s. president casting doubt on his own intelligence agencies by offering a stunning defense of putin. pres donald trump/july 16: "he just said it's not russia. i will say this. i don't see any reason why it
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would be."natsbut back home - special council robert mueller saw it differently - charging 13 russian nationals with conspiracy to defraud the united states in february. former trump allies michael flynn, michael cohen, and paul manafort also facing varying charges. president trump insisting he and his family did nothing wrong - focusing his rage on mueller's team and his own attorney general, jeff sessions, who he fired in november. sessions was one of several top administration officials who were let go or resigned in 2018 - including nikki haley, rex tillerson, and scott pruitt...and trump's signature campaign issue - immigration and the funding for a border wall - became átheeá theme of the 2018 midterms. the president calling a migrant caravan from central america one of the biggest threats to the u.s. republicans managed to hold on to the senate, but as for the house...rep. nancy pelosi/-d- minority leader: "thanks to you tomorrow will be a new day in america."democrats rode a blue wave to the majority... setting up what should be a contentious atmosphere in washington in 2019, and beyond. i'm kristen holmes reporting. ( marty ) and -- be sure
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to tune into kron 4 as we ring in the into kron 4 as we ring in the new year. grant lodes and i will count us down and i will grant lodes new year. we ring in the into kron 4 as sure to tune and -- be ( marty ) and -- be sure to tune into kron 4 as we ring in the new year. grant lodes and i will count us down to 2019... capped off with a huge fireworks show over the bay bridge. it is the only live fireworks show in the bay area. new years live kicks off at 11:30 p-m monday only on kron 4... ( marty )coming up... eerie blue light fills the new york city sky... what could it be? we'll find out next. ♪
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let's face it, the world could use some warmth. ♪
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they say, i wonder what age you justhat is.aring. simply ageless foundation with olay. tones, hydrates, and reduces the look of wrinkles. from covergirl. doctors, police officers, and flight attendants are some of the many people who work on holidays. one father decided he wasn't going to let his daughter's job stand in the way of spending time together on christmas -- so he found a way to join her at story. ali hoxie has the mike levy/passenger"hal told me his story and i just thought it was very special of him to fly with his daughter for christmas."when mike and hal started talking, he learned hal is the father of one of the flight attendants. he also learned hal wasn't
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really traveling anywhere.just traveling to spend time with his daughter on christmas day. mike levy/passenger"it's such a unique story, i've never heard of a father doing that before and i thought it was just such a great christmas story about an amazing father and his daughter."he took a picture of both hal and hal's daughter pierce and shared their story on facebook.now this heartwarming story is going viral.with more than 30 thousand shares.pierce vaughan/flight attendant"my family and i try and spend time with each other no matter what, so we didn't think that this was like a big deal." pierce vaughn is from mississippi, but currently lives in ann arbor.so spending time with family is not always easy to come by.being a first year flight attendant, she expected to work christmas. what she didn't expect is that her dad would be there along for the ride.something both her parents thought was the right thing to do.pierce vaughan/flight attendant"my dad was like i guess i'll just go with you and i thought they were messing with me i was like that's really mean don't say that i'm going to be a alone, and they were like no, like, surprise we've talked about it we think that your dad should go with you and spend the layover with you."in
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all, her father took six flights to be with pierce.she says the experience is something she'll never forget. pierce vaughan/flight attendant "people are kind of making us appreciate that maybe not everyone has this kind of relationship with their parents and kids." ( marty )mike levy and pierce have been in touch with each other since he shared her story on facebook. they plan to stay in contact. ( marty )for your money this morning -- a lucky winner could kick off the new year with a bang - by putting millions of dollars in his or her pocket. no one won the jackpot in a mega millions lottery drawing friday night, so the big prize for the next drawing - on new year's day - has soared to 415-million dollars. a cash option stands at about 249-million bucks. the lottery hasn't had a big winner winner since its one-and-a-half billion dollar jackpot in october. the odds of hitting the jackpot are less than one in 300-million... but the lottery says it has already happened on new year's day once - january first, 2008.
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( marty )many people in the new york city thought they were under attack by aliens a few days ago. and the scene set social media ablaze. mary moloney shows us the spooky video in in today's take a look at this. "ohhhh -- ohh that can't be good."an eerie -- pulsing blue glow -- lit up the new york city night"oh my god. look at the sky! "freaking people out "oh my god yo - look at the sky it's blinking. there are aliens hitting earth, mommy." nope -- not aliens.according to a con edison spokesman, an electrical fault cause a - quote - "arc flash" at a power plant in queens."i saw yellow sparks in the sky. it looked blue fire."no one was injured in the incident."it was a really weird blue color too. i was like uhh aliens are here." but because of all the people wanting to call ghostbusters -nats -a bronx police precinct -- tweeted"we assure you -- aliens have not landed in the #bronx."check out this close call -- caught on dashcam video -between a cop car and a
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commuter train"cat like reflexes."a mokena, illinois police officer about to cross the tracks --when the train speeds in front of him.warning lights flash -- but only after the train is in the intersection.and the gates don't fully fall until the train passes.the railroad says the gate had an electrical short.the problem was repaired that day -- and no one was hurt.the officer says he used a lifetime of luck -- getting out of the way of the train. "he had really good instincts." "if it was somebody else, they easily could have gotten injured."for take a look at this -- i'm mary moloney ( marty ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news...the possible charges california's attorney general says could come against pg&e following deadly wildfires. (ácommercialá) (male announcer) savings are in season during the bass pro shops' and cabela's annual clearance sale.
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♪ ♪ the things that matter most happen one morning and one cup at a time. ♪ ♪ here is a live here is a live look at the golden gate bridge from sutro. here's mabrisa rodriguez with a look at rodriguez with mabrisa rodriguez with a look at today's forecast. ( marty ) the ( marty ) general's office says pg&e
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could in theory be charged with implied malice murder and involuntary manslaughter if its found to have caused any deadly fires. attorney general xavier becerra's office did ánot say it áwould charge the utility company with those crimes... only that the options are on the table. the attorney general's office made that surprise announcement in a report for a federal judge. who is overseeing pg&es probation case regarding the 2010 san bruno gas line explosion. reporter doug johnson spoke with fire survivors about this
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the court what the law is as far as criminal liability."as part of this probation hearing, pg&e must also submit what role it played, if any, in starting the camp fire... a request the judge has given the company to do by this monday... new years eve.mike danko, attorney at law: "they really have to own up to them or else its going to be big trouble for pg&e.that document is one danko says could expedite his lawsuits.mike danko, attorney at law: "if we asked pg&e tell us what your role was,"(but with)"it would take months and months to get to the bottom of it." meanwhile... ramey tells us she's unsure if pg&e should be charged with anything.jamie ramey, camp fire survivor: "honestly i hadn't heard anything about that until right now, im kind of still processing that, i don't know. there were a lot of lives lost."> ( marty )( marty ) ( marty )( marty ) ( marty ) pg&e released a
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statement regarding its probation.which reads in part quote:"pg&es most important responsibility is public and workforce safety. our focus continues to be on assessing our infrastructure to further enhance safety and helping our customers continue to recover and rebuild." ( marty ) new this morning...police say they need your help finding the man who brutally attacked another man near a bart station. officers say melton kelly stomped a man near the powell street bart station. it happened friday at cyril magnin and ellis streets. police say the 25-year-old man also robbed the victim who is being treated at a hospital. ( marty ) officers in farifield are investigating a shooting that sent a man to the hospital saturday night. it happened just before 9 in the parking lot of a restaurant on oliver road. the victim says two men pulled out a gun and then demanded his property. a struggle begans and the gun went
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off....hitting the victim. the suspects drove off in a black nissan fairfield police are asking you to give them a call if you know anything attack.. ( marty ) palo alto police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman. the suspect ran off when the victim's boyfriend stopped the attack. kron 4's gayle ong spoke to the victim's friend and has more on the search for the suspect. palo alto detectives are looking for this man - who they say sexually assaulted a woman.it happened around 330 in the morning saturday on el camino real.authorities say a woman had been unloading items out of her vehicle to give to a friend,as she was walking back to meet her friend in the apartment complex,she felt someone grab her.
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he pushed her to the ground onto her back then the suspect started straddling her, he started touching her genitals, over her clothing and he threatened her if she scamed.">the victim's friend katia shukh was waiting for her back in the apartment, shukh says the suspect followed her friend from grant avenue, which is a short dista nce from the apartment.a police report was filed immediately following the assault.multiple surveillance cameras captured the suspect.
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on friday, several papers saw printing and distribution delays. the l-a times said that the attack appears to have originated from outside the u-s. the paper says malware was detected on its servers friday. workers there were forced to create workounds to get saturday editions printed. a memo said that no customer credit card or personal information had been compromised. other newspapers impacted include the baltimore sun ... the new york times ... and the wall street journal .. the attack did not impact the websites of those newspapers. ( marty ) coming up on kron 4 morning news...californi a's "real i-d's" may not meet federal standards ... and it could mean more problems for people standing in line at the d-m-v. ( marty ) plus, their apartment along with all their chrsitmas gifts went up in flames... we'll find out who came to the rescue ááagain to help four families in need for the holidays... ( marty ) and...we'll take a look back at some of the devastating natural disasters
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that struck the u-s in 20-18.
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a funeral service was held saturday for the 2-year- old boy who was separated from his mother from yemen. she was allowed into the u-s- after she sued the trump administration over it''s travel ban . the service took place one day after the child was taken off life support at oakland's childrens
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hospital. kristi gross has the story. nats: prayinga father standing strong-- in the face of unimaginable grief-- laying his two year-old son to rest. nats: prayingali hassan was front and center--- honoring his son, two year-old abdullah hassan.the toddler died last night at an oakland hospital after losing his battle with a genetic bin disorder.ali hassan/ childús fatherwe are here today because my government failed my family. it forced me to choose between my sonús health and keeping our family together. ááá - hassan and his son, both u-s citizens, came back to the u-s so the toddler could receive medical treatment more than a year ago--- leaving his yemeni wife behind in egypt as she tried to get a waiver. but it was his familyús fight and lawsuit against the u-s government to bring the childús mother, to the u-s--- that gained national attention. saad sweilem/ civial rights attorney, cair sacramento valleyabdullah was a building light to show the world that muslims love, hurt, grieve and mourn just like everybody else. -ssshaima swileh was desperate to hug and kiss her baby in the days before he died... a wish cair civil right's attorney saad sweilem says almost didn't come true...all of us are
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thinking, if this muslim ban wasnút in place to begin with abdullah and his mom probably would have been here over a year ago and he probably would have received medical attention that he could have really used that wasút available to him overseas. -ss swileh sent 28 requests to the u-s embassy asking for a waiver but was rejected each time because of trumpús travel ban from several muslim- majority countries including yemen. she arrived just ten days ago--- able to hold her child once again...theyúre going through an unimaginable time. it was cruel to keep the apart for as long as they did. i canút even imagine having to then separate and go their own ways and you know have to mourn with all that distance so for them this is an opportunity to mourn with dignity and thats what they deserve. thats what everybody deserves. -ssduring the funeral-- during the funeral-- hassan says despite his son's death and the government keeping his family apart for so long -- they aren't angry - just hopeful abdullah didnút die in vein...we hope through abdullahús struggle and passing, that people who are affected by the muslim ban from yemen, lybia, iran and somalia and syria that we hope through his life, policy will be changed and families will be reunited. ácair says abdullahús case highlights
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what they belive is an unjust policy.i think this was an embarrassment to the trump administration and it should be. they should be embarrassed. so, hopefully theyúll look at this case and theyúll realize the consequence of their policies and itúll change things for other families going forward. ( marty ) that was was kristi gross reporting. the council on american- islamic relations says it will continue fighting to repeal the travel ban. as we head to break, here's a live look outside... richmond bridge (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) here's a live
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look at san francisco from sutro. here's mabrisa rodriguez with a look at today's forecast. ( marty ) in 20-18 -- ( marty )
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( marty ) ( marty )( marty ) in 20-18 -- the u-s felt
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the wrath of mother nature -- yet again. from raging wildfires -- to snow in the south -- to a pair of major hurricanes... this has been another year of deadly and costly disasters. natasha chen takes 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 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
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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 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
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until september. also in september... 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 stay, 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
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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 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.
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( marty ) the dubs looking to bounce back against the blazers.. we've got the highlights, next in sports. (ácommercialá) they say, at a certain age you just stop caring. i wonder what age that is. simply ageless foundation with olay. tones, hydrates, and reduces the look of wrinkles.
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from covergirl. the golden state warriors
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trying to rebound after two straight losses playing the
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portland trail blazers again....this time in portland.... ---stephen curry....getting ready....getting his game face on.... ---1st quarter....portland up by 3 points....klay thompson with the pass to draymond green...green fires it over to kevon looney with the three...his first triple of the season.... ---2nd quarter....warriors up by 7....steph curry with the splash....puts the warriors up by 10... ---3 minutes later....shaun livingston passes it to klay....thompson with the triple....klay feeling pretty good.... ---3rd quarter....curry gets it....the deep pass from curry to kevin durant....durant dunks it in with authority....even hangs out there on the rim for a bit ---4th quarter...warriors up 102-89....durant to to klay...klay at the top of the arc....bangs it in....puts the warriors up by 16....
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---warriors get one back on the trail blazers....they win in portland....115-105.... big saturday in college football showdowns....we go to the orange bowl for 1 of the 2 games in the semi-final playoff round.... ---the alabama crimson tide....taking on the oklahoma sooners.... ---4th quarter....alabama leading 38-20....the 10 yard pass from the heisman trophy winner kyler murray...to ceedee lamb....oklahoma still trails 38-27.... ---2 minutes later...tua (tongue-oh- viola) tagovailoa with the 13 yard pass to jerry jeudy....alabama answers back as they extend their lead 45- 27.. ---oklahoma isn't going to go down without a fight....kyler murray takes it himself.....8 yard run...oklahoma adds on....but still trail 45-34. ---last 26 seconds in the game...alabama takes the knee...and that'll do it.... ---alabama defeats oklhahoma....45-34... the other big game today....let's just say...this was not a very good one. ---to the cotton bowl classic we go...second of two playoff games. ---the
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notre dame fighting irish...taking on the clemson tigers... ---2nd quarter....fighting irish and tigers tied at 3....52 yard pass from trevor lawerence....caught by justyn ross....tigers lead 9-3.... ---late 2nd, lawerence again....justyn ross again.....42 yard pass. that would make it 16-3 tigers... ---and the onslaught is in full force now...lawerence finds tee higgins for the 19 yard pass....tigers now leading 23-3... this baby is what we call a blow out. tigers win 30-3... they will move on to face alabama in the championship for the third time in four years here in the bay area at levi's stadium. in the nhl....the san jose sharks were up in edmonton taking on the oilers saturday.... ---erik karlsson....gearing up for action.... ---1st period...oilers and sharks tied at 1....brent burns at the top....the pass to erik karlsson...to tomas hertl.....that's a goal...sharks up 2-1.... you talk about a shoot out. all that and more here. sharks go on to beat the oilers....7-4 as for the ( marty ) don't forget to tune into
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kron 4 as we ring in the new year. grant lodes and i will count us down to 2019... capped off with a huge fireworks show over the bay bridge. it is the only live fireworks show in the bay area. new years live kicks off at 11:30 p-m monday only on kron 4... we'll be right back. (ácommercialá)
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ the things that matter most happen one morning and one cup at a time. ♪ ♪ here's mabrisa
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rodriguez with a look at today's forecast. ( marty )a four day ( marty ) ( marty ) ( marty ) ( marty ) a four day manhunt for an
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inmate who escaped from san quentin prison and carjacked a bay area woman-- is now over.. police captured him 200 miles away... eating lunch at a taco
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bell. kron 4s dan thorn has the story. wanted for escaping from prison and carjacking a woman.. 21-year-old shalom mendoza is captured by police saturday afternoon. authorities got help from someone who spotted him eating at a taco bell in paso robles..sot: crystal vernoy says she was sitting in a booth behind mendoza. from watching the news she easily spotted him and knew who he was...sot: the tattoo right above his eyebrow right here. it had a distinguished like money symbol on it and i just recognized it. crystal wasn't alone in recognizing mendoza..someone at the restaurant quietly called police...sot: then the gang task force guy walked in to the taco bell exactly where the guy was and told him he needed to stop doing what he was doing and put his hands up.. vernoy says he gave police a fake name at first..but was then taken away handcuffs..police say on wednesday mendoza escaped from san quentin state prison in san rafael. he was working outside of the prison walls when authorities say he took his opportunity to run. shortly after fleeing--mendoza is accused of carjacking a woman in a home depot parking lot.the theft was caught on
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surveillance video..police say mendoza threatened to kill the woman if she didn't hand over the keys.. on friday he was spotted at a dollar store in san miguel and the stolen toyota rav 4 was found abandoned along the 101 freeway. investigators believe mendoza was heading to the los angeles area...police finally got their man around 12:30 saturday afternoon..and witnesses were relieved.. ( marty ) charges of carjacking and escape. this morning he's being held at salinas valley state prison. ( marty ) the man police say is responsible for a triple homicide in santa barbara county is dead following a stand-off. deputies in orcutt shot and killed 43-year-old david mcnabb friday night. the
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victims include his 34- year-old sister, his 64- year-old mother, and a 63-year-old year old man.. officials say the victims were stabbed and beaten to death by the suspect, who also lived at the home. a 9-1-1 call brought police to the house. they found mcnabb barricaded inside with a rifle. it ended with police shooting the suspect. he was pronounced dead at a hospital. ( marty ) the motive of the shooting is still under investigation. ( marty ) the federal government is requiring the california d-m-v to implement even stricter standards when it comes to the new 'real i-d". because of that, people who already waited in line to get the new i-d card are wondering what it means
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for them. kron 4's capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala has more from sacramento. if you stood in line at the dmv this year for a real i.d.... don't worry---you don't need to go back anytime soon.. starting in april - the federal government will require real i.d. applicants to provide two proofs of address at the dmv.that policy is stricter than what had been in been place previously. ((jaime garza - dmv spokesman)) "what we've been doing is asking applicants to provide one proof of residency document when they came into the office, and the second proof would be satisfied when the real id driver license or card is delivered by mail to the applicant and return service is requested." beginning in october 2020 the new real id will be the only state identification accepted at airports and federal buildings.with the dmv already in the spotlight for long wait times and technology problems -- that's a concern for assemblymember jim patterson ((assm. jim patterson r- fresno)) "the bigger problem going forward is millions of californians are now going to rush the line for the real id between now and 2020 and my concern is the dmv is utterly unprepared for that large rush."
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( marty )oakland first friday's officials are hoping more people show up... following last months low turn out. this is video from a previous first friday event... from the organizer's facebook page. a shooting injured five people after the october first friday event. then, november's event was canceled. organizers brought the street festival back in december... but attendance was way down. leaders have met with the community looking for ways to improve safety. we'll see how it works at the first friday event on january 4th. coming up... a family's apartment along with all their christmas gifts went up in
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fire destroyed two apartments in san rafael. two families lost everything, including they're just opened christmas gifts. kron four's philippe djegal reports some of the first responders who helped put the fire out -- returned with a special
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delivery. (philippe) a few blocks away from these burned down apartments in san rafael's canal neighborhood... a timely -- generous surprise for at least four families who, up until this week, called the camelot apartments their home.dan hanlon/santa cop- "two families upstairs got completely burned out, everybody on the bottom suffered significant smoke and water damage." with spirts down -- first responders again coming to the rescue. this time showering fire victims with gifts and not water to put out flames.dan hanlon/santa cop- "we had a little guy literally jumping for joy down there." outside of san rafael fire station 54 saturday morning... fire fighters and police officers who make up the san rafael santa cop program passed out toys to the children who lost everything in wednesday morning's fire. retired police officer dan hanlon founded the toy drive back in 2000. typically, it collects gifts for underprivleged kids to be distributed during the winter holiday season.dan hanlon/santa cop- "all four
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families involved with the burn, that lost everything, that benefited today through the program, were not part of our program for this christmas as far a receiving anything. so, it feels really good being able to bring some kind of closure to a dramatic experience the kids went through." in november, hanlon says the community stepped up with increased donations after learning the program had only received about half of the donations it typically gets heading into christmas. fortunately, there were enough toys to go around to help these families too.dan hanlon/santa cop- "this year, we had 75 collection barrels out throughout the central marin area." a mother did sustain second degree burns on both her arms while saving her kids from the fire. but everyone survived. investigators say it's possible an unattended barbeque on the front deck across from one of the burned apartments caused the fire. in san rafael, philippe djegal, kron four news. ( marty )still ahead ... we will take a look back at 20-18's top politicial stories
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bike, wheels, saddle. i customize everything - that's why i switched to liberty mutual. they customized my insurance, so i only pay for what i need. i insured my car, and my bike. my calves are custom too, but i can't insure those... which is a crying shame. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ here's mabrisa rodriguez with a look at today's forecast. ( marty ) 20-18 ushered ( marty )( marty ) 20-18 ushered 20-18 ushered in the second
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year of the trump administration. it was a volitile year that saw some economic highs...and political lows involving a supreme court nominee. and it capped off in the mid-term elections by a blue wave in house. and looming over all of this is the continuing investigation by special counsel robert mueller. kristen holmes takes a look back at the year in politics. year two of the donald trump administration dominating the political headlines. as the businessman-turned-president put his stamp on the economy
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in 2018. pres donald trump/july 27: "we are the economic envy of the entire world"strong job numbers and a boost in wages and g-d-p.also, aggressvie trade policies featuring the threat - and implimentation - of tariffs. the president negotiating new trade deals with canada, mexico, and china... but some analysts fear the bubble may burst in 2019.natskey domestic issues taking center stage: after the horrific parkland, florida shooting - optimism for bipartisan action... sen. john cornyn/-r- texas: "if we can get 60 votes for it mr. president, i'm all for it,"... soon faded.and perhaps the most heated showdown on capitol hill of 2018 - the battle over supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh.an emotional confirmation hearing, which saw accusations of sexual assault from years ago by several women, including christine blasey ford. christine blasey ford/kavanaugh accuser: "i thought that brett was accidentally going to kill me" kavanaugh strongly denied the accusations...brett
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kavanaugh/supreme court nominee: "i've never sexually assaulted anyone"and was ultimately confirmed by a 50 to 48 vote. natson north korea... the president going from tough talk in 2017...to a warm embrace this past june... pres donald trump/june 12: "we have developed a very special bond"...after meeting face-to-face with kim jong un in singapore.natsanother high- profile sitdown in july between trump and russian president vladimir putin shocked both democrats and republicansthe two held a private meeting before addressing reporters, with 2016 election meddling front and center.the u.s. president casting doubt on his own intelligence agencies by offering a stunning defense of putin. pres donald trump/july 16: "he just said it's not russia. i will say this. i don't see any reason why it would be."natsbut back home - special council robert mueller saw it differently - charging 13 russian nationals with conspiracy to defraud the united states in february. former trump allies michael flynn, michael cohen, and paul manafort also facing varying charges. president trump insisting he and his family did nothing wrong - focusing his rage on mueller's team and his own attorney general, jeff sessions, who he fired in november. sessions was one of several top administration officials who were let go or resigned in 2018 - including nikki haley, rex tillerson, and scott pruitt...and trump's signature campaign issue - immigration and the funding for a border wall - became
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átheeá theme of the 2018 midterms. the president calling a migrant caravan from central america one of the biggest threats to the u.s. republicans managed to hold on to the senate, but as for the house...rep. nancy pelosi/-d- minority leader: "thanks to you tomorrow will be a new day in america."democrats rode a blue wave to the majority... setting up what should be a contentious atmosphere in washington in 2019, and beyond. i'm kristen holmes reporting. ( marty ) ( marty ) ( marty )( marty ) and -- be sure to tune into kron 4 as we ring in the new year. grant lodes and i will count us down to 2019... capped off with a huge fireworks show over the bay bridge. it is the only live fireworks show
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in the bay area. new years live kicks off at 11:30 p-m monday only on kron 4... ( marty )coming up... eerie blue light fills the new york city sky... what could it be? we'll find out next... in take a look at this. ( marty )( marty ) live look outside...sutro tower. ( marty ) here's a live here's
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a lucky winner could kick off the new year with a bang - by putting millions of dollars in his or her pocket. no one won the jackpot in a mega millions lottery drawing friday night, so the big prize for the next drawing - on new year's day - has soared to 415-million dollars. a cash option stands at about 249-million bucks. the lotty hasn't had a big winner winner since its one-and-a-half billion dollar jackpot in october. the odds of hitting the jackpot are less than one in 300-million... but the lottery says it has already happened on new year's day once - january first, 2008. ( marty )many people in the new york city thought they were under attack by aliens a few days ago. and the scene set social media ablaze. mary moloney shows us the spooky video in in today's take a look at this.
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"ohhhh -- ohh that can't be good."an eerie -- pulsing blue glow -- lit up the new york city night"oh my god. look at the sky! "freaking people out "oh my god yo - look at the sky it's blinking. there are aliens hitting earth, mommy." nope -- not aliens.according to a con edison spokesman, an electrical fault cause a - quote - "arc flash" at a power plant in queens."i saw yellow sparks in the sky. it looked blue fire."no one was injured in the incident."it was a really weird blue color too. i was like uhh aliens are here." but because of all the people wanting to call ghostbusters -nats -a bronx police precinct -- tweeted"we assure you -- aliens have not landed in the #bronx."check out this close call -- caught on dashcam video -between a cop car and a commuter train"cat like reflexes."a mokena, illinois police officer about to cross the tracks --when the train speeds in front of him.warning lights flash -- but only after
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the train is in the intersection.and the gates don't fully fall until the train passes.the railroad says the gate had an electrical short.the problem was repaired that day -- and no one was hurt.the officer says he used a lifetime of luck -- getting out of the way of the train. "he had really good instincts." "if it was somebody else, they easily could have gotten injured."for take a look at this -- i'm mary moloney ( marty ) from black panther to cardi- b...former president barack obama continues his tradition of sharing his favorite books, movies and songs of the past year. the 44th president posted his annual list on facebook. it includes movies like "black panther" and "won't you be my neighbor". it also highlights music artists such as jay cole... brandi carlile and chance the rapper. the president listed over two dozen books he enjoyed reading... including a shout-out to his wife's new memoir..."becoming" which he writes is "obviously his favorite." ( marty ) still ahead on the
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kron 4 morning news...the possible charges california's attorney general says could come against pg&e following deadly wildfires. and as we head to break, here's a live look outside... san francisco international airport. here is a live look at
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the golden gate bridge. here's mabrisa rodriguez with a look at today's forecast. ( marty ) ( marty ) the the attorney general's office says pg&e could in theory be charged with implied malice murder and involuntary manslaughter if its found to have caused any
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deadly fires. attorney general xavier becerra's office did ánot say it áwould charge the utility company with those crimes... only that the options are on the table. the attorney general's office made that surprise announcement in a report for a federal judge. who is overseeing pg&es probation case regarding the 2010 san bruno gas line explosion. reporter doug johnson spoke with fire survivors about this development.
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the attorney general generally does not charge a company. the reason is because you cant put the company in jail."attorney mike dankos firm represents around 900 clients who lost their homes to the camp fire in and around paradise.he is suing pg&e.he explains attorney general xavier bacerras announcement came from a recently submitted brief... which details multiple possible consequences pg&e ácould face under state law.that document was requested by a federal judge overseeing pg&es probation in a criminal case regarding the 2010 san bruno gas line explosion.mike danko, attorney at law: "the judge asked the attorney general to explain to the court what the law is as far as criminal liability."as part of this probation hearing, pg&e must also submit what role it played, if any, in starting the camp fire... a request the judge has given the company to do by this monday... new years eve.mike danko, attorney at law: "they really have to own up to them or else its going to be big
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trouble for pg&e.that document is one danko says could expedite his lawsuits.mike danko, attorney at law: "if we asked pg&e tell us what your role was,"(but with)"it would take months and months to get to the bottom of it." meanwhile... ramey tells us she's unsure if pg&e should be charged with anything.jamie ramey, camp fire survivor: "honestly i hadn't heard anything about that until right now, im kind of still processing that, i don't know. there were a lot of lives lost."> ( marty ) pg&e released a statement regarding its probation.which reads in part quote:"pg&es most important responsibility is public and workforce safety. our focus continues to be on assessing our infrastructure to further enhance safety and helping our customers continue to recover and rebuild." ( marty ) new this morning...police say they need your help finding the man who brutally attacked another man near a bart station. officers say melton kelly stomped a man near the powell street bart station. it happened friday at cyril magnin and ellis streets.
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police say the 25-year-old man also robbed the victim who is being treated at a hospital. ( marty ) officers in farifield are investigating a shooting that sent a man to the hospital saturday night. it happened just before 9 in the parking lot of a restaurant on oliver road. the victim says two men pulled out a gun and then demanded his property. a struggle begans and the gun went off....hitting the victim. the suspects drove off in a black nissan fairfield police are asking you to give them a call if you know anything about the attack.. ( marty ) palo alto police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman. the suspect ran off when the victim's boyfriend stopped the attack. kron 4's gayle ong spoke to the victim's friend and has more on the search for the suspect. palo alto detectives are looking for this man - who they say sexually assaulted a woman.it happened around 330 in the morning saturday on el camino real.authorities say a woman had been unloading items out of her vehicle to give to a friend,as she was walking
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back to meet her friend in the apartment complex,she felt someone grab her.the victim's friend katia shukh was waiting for her back in the apartment, shukh says the suspect followed her friend from grant avenue, which is a short dista nce from the apartment.a police report was filed immediately following the assault.multiple surveillance cameras captured the suspect.
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times of the night and i never even thought something like this, you never really have it in the back of your mind.">the victim did not suffer any injuries.but the suspect was last seen getting in a red four door toyota corolla near grant avenue, right after the incident. we are live in palo al ( marty ) several newspapers across the country, including the los angeles times and san diego union-tribune may have been victims of a foreign cyber attack. on friday, several papers saw printing and distribution delays. the l-a times said that the attack appears to have originated from outside the u-s. the paper says malware was detected on its servers friday. workers there were forced to create workarounds to get saturday editions printed. a memo said that no customer credit card or personal information had been compromised. other newspapers impacted include the baltimore sun ... the new york times ... and the wall street journal .. the attack did not impact the
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websites of those newspapers. ( marty ) coming up on kron 4 morning news...californi a's "real i-d's" may not meet federal standards ... and it could mean more problems for people standing in line at the d-m-v. ( marty ) plus, their apartment along with all their chrsitmas gifts went up in flames... we'll find out who came to the rescue ááagain to help four families in need for the holidays... ( marty ) and...we'll take a look back at some of the devastating natural disasters that struck the u-s in 20-18. ♪ toyland, toyland ♪ little girl and boy land ♪ while you dwell within it ♪ you are ever happy there daddy, it's christmas! ♪ childhoods, joyland never let go of your dreams. the mercedes-benz winter event is back. lease the glc 300 for $459 a month
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at your local mercedes-benz dealer. mercedes-benz. the best or nothing. a funeral service was
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held saturday for the 2-year- old boy who was separated from his mother from yemen. she was allowed into the u-s- after she sued the trump administration over it''s travel ban . the service took place one day after the child was taken off life support at oakland's childrens hospital. kristi gross has the story. nats: prayinga father standing strong-- in the face of unimaginable grief-- laying his two year-old son to rest. nats: prayingali hassan was front and center--- honoring his son, two year-old abdullah hassan.the toddler died last night at an oakland hospital after losing his battle with a genetic brain disorder.ali hassan/ childús fatherwe are here today because my government failed my family. it forced me to choose between my sonús health and keeping our family together. ááá - hassan and his son, both u-s citizens, came back to the u-s so the toddler could receive medical treatment more than a
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year ago--- leaving his yemeni wife behind in egypt as she tried to get a waiver. but it was his familyús fight and lawsuit against the u-s government to bring the childús mother, to the u-s--- that gained national attention. saad sweilem/ civial rights attorney, cair sacramento valleyabdullah was a building light to show the world that muslims love, hurt, grieve and mourn just like everybody else. -ssshaima swileh was desperate to hug and kiss her baby in the days before he died... a wish cair civil right's attorney saad sweilem says almost didn't come true...all of us are thinking, if this muslim ban wasnút in place to begin with abdullah and his mom probably would have been here over a year ago and he probably would have received medical attention that he could have really used that wasút available to him overseas. -ss swileh sent 28 requests to the u-s embassy asking for a waiver but was rejected each time because of trumpús travel ban from several muslim- majority countries including yemen. she arrived just ten days ago--- able to hold her child once again...theyúre going through an unimaginable time. it was cruel to keep the apart for as long as they did. i canút even imagine having to then separate and go their own ways and you know have to mourn with all that distance so for them this is an opportunity to mourn with dignity and thats what they deserve. thats what everybody deserves. -ssduring the
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funeral-- hassan says despite his son's death and the government keeping his family apart for so long -- they aren't angry - just hopeful abdullah didnút die in vein... we hope through abdullahús struggle and passing, that people who are affected by the muslim ban from yemen, lybia, iran and somalia and syria that we hope through his life, policy will be changed and families will be reunited. á cair says abdullahús case highlights what they belive is an unjust policy.i think this was an embarrassment to the trump administration and it should be. they should be embarrassed. so, hopefully theyúll look at this case and theyúll realize the consequence of their policies and itúll change things for other families going forward. ( marty ) ( marty )( marty ) that was was kristi gross reporting.
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the council on american- islamic relations says it will continue fighting to repeal the travel ban. as we head to break, here's a live look outside... richmond bridge (ácommercialá)
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look at san francisco from sutro.
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here's mabrisa rodriguez with a look at today's forecast. ( marty ) ( marty ) forecast. ( marty ) ( marty ) in 20-18 -- ( marty )(
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marty ) ( marty ) ( marty )( marty ) ( marty ) in 20-18 -- in 20-18 -- the u-s felt the wrath of mother nature -- yet again. from raging wildfires -- to snow in the south -- to a pair of major hurricanes... this has been another year of deadly and costly disasters. natasha chen takes a look at some of 20-18's most destructive weather events. diane brewer/lives in montecito: "this looks like a
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war zone."in january -- heavy 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 since 1989 with 5-point-3 inches.
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in boston - "we're not used to the winds being this cold."> 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... 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 stay, 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 devastatg. high winds toppled trees... transformers exploded -- leaving hundreds of thousands of people in the dark. and the storm's
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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:
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"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 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. ( marty ) the dubs looking to bounce back against the blazers.. we've got the highlights, next in sports.
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(ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) the golden state warriors trying to rebound after two straight losses playing the portland trail blazers again....this time in portland.... ---stephen curry....getting ready....getting his game face on.... ---1st quarter....portland up by 3 points....klay thompson with the pass to draymond green...green fires it over to kevon looney with the three...his first triple of the season.... ---2nd quarter....warriors up by 7....steph curry with the splash....puts the warriors up by 10... ---3 minutes later....shaun livingston passes it to klay....thompson with the triple....klay feeling pretty good.... ---3rd quarter....curry gets it....the deep pass from curry to kevin durant....durant dunks it in with authority....even hangs out there on the rim for a bit
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---4th quarter...warriors up 102-89....durant to to klay...klay at the top of the arc....bangs it in....puts the warriors up by 16.... ---warriors get one back on the trail blazers....they win in portland....115-105.... big saturday in college football showdowns....we go to the orange bowl for 1 of the 2 games in the semi-final playoff round.... ---the alabama crimson tide....taking on the oklahoma sooners.... ---4th quarter....alabama leading 38-20....the 10 yard pass from the heisman trophy winner kyler murray...to ceedee lamb....oklahoma still trails 38-27.... ---2 minutes later...tua (tongue-oh- viola) tagovailoa with the 13 yard pass to jerry jeudy....alabama answers back as they extend their lead 45- 27.... ---oklahoma isn't going to go down without a fight....kyler murray takes it himself.....8 yard run...oklahoma adds on....but still trail 45-34. ---last
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26 seconds in the game...alabama takes the knee...and that'll do it.... ---alabama defeats oklhahoma....45-34... the other big game today....let's just say...this was not a very good one. ---to the cotton bowl classic we go...second of two playoff games. ---the notre dame fighting irish...taking on the clemson tigers... ---2nd quarter....fighting irish and tigers tied at 3....52 yard pass from trevor lawerence....caught by justyn ross....tigers lead 9-3.... ---late 2nd, lawerence again....justyn ross again.....42 yard pass. that would make it 16-3 tigers... ---and the onslaught is in full force now...lawerence finds tee higgins for the 19 yard pass....tigers now leading 23-3... this baby is what we call a blow out. tigers win 30-3... they will move on to face alabama in the championship for the third time in four years here in the bay area at levi's stadium. in the nhl....the san jose sharks were up in edmonton taking on the oilers
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saturday.... ---erik karlsson....gearing up for action.... ---1st period...oilers and sharks tied at 1....brent burns at the top....the pass to erik karlsson...to tomas hertl.....that's a goal...sharks up 2-1.... you talk about a shoot out. all that and more here. sharks go on to beat the oilers....7-4 as for the oakland raiders they are in kansas city to take on ( marty )still ahead ... we will take a look back at 20-18's top politicial stories in the u-s. (ácommercialá) ♪ toyland, toyland ♪ little girl and boy land ♪ while you dwell within it ♪ you are ever happy there daddy, it's christmas! ♪ childhoods, joyland never let go of your dreams. the mercedes-benz winter event is back. lease the glc 300 for $459 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. mercedes-benz. the best or nothing. here's a live look at the
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golden gate bridge. here's mabrisa rodriguez with a look at today's forecast. ( marty ) 20-18 ushered in the second year of the trump administration. it was a volitile year that saw some economic highs...and politica lows involving a supreme court
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nominee. and it capped off in the mid-term elections by a blue wave in house. and looming over all of this is the continuing investigation by special counsel robert mueller. kristen holmes takes a look back at the year in politics. year two of the donald trump administration dominating the political headlines. as the businessman-turned-president put his stamp on the economy in 2018. pres donald trump/july 27: "we are the economic envy of the entire world"strong job numbers and a boost in wages and g-d-p.also, aggressvie trade policies featuring the threat - and implimentation - of tariffs. the president negotiating new trade deals with canada, mexico, and china... but some analysts fear the bubble may burst in 2019.natskey domestic issues taking center stage: after the horrific parkland, florida shooting - optimism for bipartisan action... sen. john cornyn/-r- texas: "if we can get 60 votes for it mr. president, i'm all for it,"... soon faded.and perhaps the most heated showdown on capitol hill of 2018 - the
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battle over supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh.an emotional confirmation hearing, which saw accusations of sexual assault from years ago by several women, including christine blasey ford. christine blasey ford/kavanaugh accuser: "i thought that brett was accidentally going to kill me" kavanaugh strongly denied the accusations...brett kavanaugh/supreme court nominee: "i've never sexually assaulted anyone"and was ultimately confirmed by a 50 to 48 vote. natson north korea... the president going from tough talk in 2017...to a warm embrace this past june... pres donald trump/june 12: "we have developed a very special bond"...after meeting face-to-face with kim jong un in singapore.natsanother high- profile sitdown in july between trump and russian president vladimir putin shocked both democrats and republicansthe two held a private meeting before addressing reporters, with 2016 election meddling front and center.the u.s. president casting doubt on his own intelligence agencies by offering a stunning defense of
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putin. pres donald trump/july 16: "he just said it's not russia. i will say this. i don't see any reason why it would be."natsbut back home - special council robert mueller saw it differently - charging 13 russian nationals with conspiracy to defraud the united states in february. former trump allies michael flynn, michael cohen, and paul manafort also facing varying charges. president trump insisting he and his family did nothing wrong - focusing his rage on mueller's team and his own attorney general, jeff sessions, who he fired in november. sessions was one of several top administration officials who were let go or resigned in 2018 - including nikki haley, rex tillerson, and scott pruitt...and trump's signature campaign issue - immigration and the funding for a border wall - became átheeá theme of the 2018 midterms. the president calling a migrant caravan from central america one of the biggest threats to the u.s. republicans managed to hold on
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to the senate, but as for the house...rep. nancy pelosi/-d- minority leader: "thanks to you tomorrow will be a new day in america."democrats rode a blue wave to the majority... setting up what should be a contentious atmosphere in washington in 2019, and beyond. i'm kristen holmes reporting. ( marty )a four day manhunt for an inmate who escaped from san quentin prison and carjacked a bay area woman-- is now over.. police captured him 200 miles away... eating lunch at a taco bell. kron 4s dan thorn has the story. wanted for escaping from prison and carjacking a woman.. 21-year-old shalom mendoza is captured by police saturday afternoon. authorities got help from someone who spotted him eating at a taco bell in paso robles..sot: crystal vernoy says she was sitting in a booth behind mendoza. from watching the news she easily spotted him and knew who he was...sot: the tattoo right
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above his eyebrow right here. it had a distinguished like money symbol on it and i just recognized it. crystal wasn't alone in recognizing mendoza..someone at the restaurant quietly called police...sot: then the gang task force guy walked in to the taco bell exactly where the guy was and told him he needed to stop doing what he was doing and put his hands up.. vernoy says he gave police a fake name at first..but was then taken away handcuffs..police say on wednesday mendoza escaped from san quentin state prison in san rafael. he was working outside of the prison walls when authorities say he took his opportunity to run. shortly after fleeing--mendoza is accused of carjacking a woman in a home depot parking lot.the theft was caught on surveillance video..police say mendoza threatened to kill the woman if she didn't hand over the keys.. on friday he was spotted at a dollar store in san miguel and the stolen toyota rav 4 was found abandoned along the 101 freeway. investigators believe mendoza was heading to the los angeles area...police finally got their man around 12:30 saturday afternoon..and
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witnesses were relieved.. ( marty ) ... mendoza is facing felony charges of carjacking and escape. this morning he's being held at salinas valley state prison. ( marty ) the man police say is responsible for a triple homicide in santa barbara county is dead following a stand-off. deputies in orcutt shot and killed 43-year-old david mcnabb friday night. the victims include his 34- year-old sister, his 64- year-old mother, and a 63-year-old year old man.. officials say the victims were stabbed and beaten to death by the suspect, who also lived at the home. a 9-1-1 call brought police to the house. they found mcnabb barricaded inside with a rifle. it ended with police shooting the suspect. he was pronounced dead at a
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in our little neighborhood here we hate to hear of it, and you hate to have that kind of thing happen to a family especially around the holidays.">( marty ) the motive of the shooting is still under investigation. ( marty ) the federal government is requiring the california d-m-v to implement even stricter standards when it comes to the new 'real i-d". because of that, people who already waited in line to get the new i-d card are wondering what it means for them. kron 4's capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala has more from sacramento. if you stood in line at the dmv this year for a real i.d.... don't worry---you don't need to go back anytime soon.. starting in april - the federal government will require real i.d. applicants to provide two proofs of address at the dmv.that policy is stricter than what had been in been place previously. ((jaime garza - dmv spokesman)) "what we've been doing is asking applicants to provide one proof of residency document when they came into the office, and the second proof would be satisfied when the real id driver license or card is delivered by mail to the applicant and return service is requested."
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beginning in october 2020 the new real id will be the only state identification accepted at airports and federal buildings.with the dmv already in the spotlight for long wait times and technology problems -- that's a concern for assemblymember jim patterson ((assm. jim patterson r- fresno)) "the bigger problem going forward is millions of californians are now going to rush the line for the real id and my concern is the dmv is utterly unprepared for that large rush." ( marty ) ( marty )( marty )oakland first friday's officials are hoping more people show up... following last months low turn out. this is video from a previous first friday event... from the organizer's facebook page. a shooting injured five people after the october first friday event.
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then, november's event was canceled. organizers brought the street festival back in december... but attendance was way down. leaders have met with the community looking for ways to improve safety. we'll see how it works at the first friday event on january 4th. ( marty )the day after christmas... a fire destroyed two apartments in san rafael. two families lost everything, including they're just opened christmas gifts. kron four's philippe djegal reports some of the first responders who helped put the fire out -- returned with a special delivery. (philippe) a few blocks away from these burned down apartments in san rafael's canal neighborhood... a timely -- generous surprise for at least four families who, up until this week, called the camelot apartments their home.dan hanlon/santa cop- "two families upstairs got completely burned out, everybody on the bottom suffered significant smoke and water damage." with spirts down -- first responders again coming to the rescue. this time showering fire victims with gifts and not water to put out flames.dan hanlon/santa cop- "we had a little guy literally jumping
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for joy down there." outside of san rafael fire station 54 saturday morning... fire fighters and police officers who make up the san rafael santa cop program passed out toys to the children who lost everything in wednesday morning's fire. retired police officer dan hanlon founded the toy drive back in 2000. typically, it collects gifts for underprivleged kids to be distributed during the winter holiday season.dan hanlon/santa cop- "all four families involved with the burn, that lost everything, that benefited today through the program, were not part of our program for this christmas as far a receiving anything. so, it feels really good being able to bring some kind of closure to a dramatic experience the kids went through." in november, hanlon says the community stepped up with increased donations after learning the program had only received about half of the donations it typically gets heading into christmas. fortunately, there were enough toys to go around to help these families too.dan hanlon/santa cop- "this year, we had 75 collection barrels out throughout the central marin area." a mother did sustain second degree burns on both her arms while saving her
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kids from the fire. but everyone survived. investigators say it's possible an unattended barbeque on the front deck across from one of the burned apartments caused the fire. in san rafael, philippe djegal, kron four news. coming up... if you're looking for a quick weekend getaway... how about a trip to carmel? our travel enthusiast dana rebmann shows us some popular and hidden features of carmel. right after the break. (ácommercialá) ( marty ) ( marty ) we are in the midst of the
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holiday hustle and bustle. if you want to getaway from it all. one of california's favorite beach cities is only a short drive away. travel enthusiast dana rebmann joins us now to talk about carmel-by-the-sea. (2-shot)
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taking advantage of our backyard is harder than it sounds. so many places so little time. so let's not waste any time.. and head to carmel-by-the-sea. this stretch of northern california coast is loaded with spots we should be getting outside and taking advantage of like carmel beach. at the foot of ocean avenue, the carmel-by- the-sea's main drag, it's an easy walk from pretty much everywhere. the city is a whopping one square mile in size, so you always feel close to the beach and its postcard worthy views. white sand, dog-friendly, surfers love it here, walkers are fans too. even on days when the weather isn't perfect, the scenery doesn't disappoint.
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let's head into town.. lined with shops and town.. lined let's head into let's head into town.. lined with shops and restaurants, it would be easy to stick to ocean avenue, but carmel-by-the-sea has more than 40 courtyards and passageways. it's a labyrinth that fun to wander and discover. passageways and courtyards can boast shops, art galleries, wine tasting rooms, or simply blooming gardens. it's nice sometimes to not have a plan - if you want guidance, a local gal named gael (gail) gallagher runs a spirited walking tour.
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if strolling is a little too slow for you, let's speed things up.. on an electric bike. biking is kind of new thing for carmel-by-the sea. there's only one bike shop in town.. mad dogs & englishman is just off ocean avenue. they don't run tours, they rent e-bikes, but they're happy to suggest where bikers should go. they also offer riders garmin gps navigation systems with preloaded routes and step by step directions. but truthfully, sometimes getting lost is the fun part.
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carmel-by-the-sea is one of those places that you can park your car when you arrive and forget about.. for most of the time. you'll need it to get to point lobos state natural reserve. just three miles south, it's often referred to as the crown jewel of the california state park system. if you've only got an hour, that's okay. it's worth stopping. if you've got the day - lucky you. there are long hikes, short hikes, guided walks. marine life is plentiful. you can see otters, sea lions, pelicans.. the list goes on and on.
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and a permit is and a permit is and a permit is required to
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wear high heels. (anything more than two inches in height or with a base of less than one square inch.) local police ignore the odd law that dates back to 1963. (the intention at the time was to defend the city from lawsuits stemming from irregular pavements distorted by tree roots.) but city hall still issues high-heel permits. there's no charge, you just have to stop by, and sign some paperwork. it's a one-of-a-kind souvenir. (2-shot) ♪
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whoa! the mercedes-benz winter event is back, and you won't want to stop for anything else. lease the gla 250 for $359 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. mercedes-benz. the best or nothing. ( marty )for your money this morning -- a lucky winner could kick off the new year with a bang - by putting millions of dollars in his or her pocket. no one won the jackpot in a mega millions lottery drawing friday night, so the big prize for the next drawing - on new year's day - has soared to 415-million dollars. a cash option stands at about 249-million
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bucks. the lottery hasn't had a big winner winner since its one-and-a-half billion dollar jackpot in october. the odds of hitting the jackpot are less than one in 300-million... but the lottery says it has already happened on new year's day once - january first, 2008. ( marty )many people in the new york city thought they were under attack by aliens a few days ago. and the scene set social media ablaze. mary moloney shows us the spooky video in in today's take a look at this. "ohhhh -- ohh that can't be good."an eerie -- pulsing blue glow -- lit up the new york city night"oh my god. look at the sky! "freaking people out "oh my god yo - look at the sky it's blinking. there are aliens hitting earth, mommy." nope -- not aliens.according to a con edison spokesman, an electrical fault cause a - quote - "arc flash" at a power plant in queens."i saw yellow sparks in the sky. it looked blue fire."no one was injured in the incident."it was a really weird blue color too. i was like uhh aliens are here." but because of all the people wanting to call ghostbusters
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-nats -a bronx police precinct -- tweeted"we assure you -- aliens have not landed in the #bronx."check out this close call -- caught on dashcam video -between a cop car and a commuter train"cat like reflexes."a mokena, illinois police officer about to cross the tracks --when the train speeds in front of him.warning lights flash -- but only after the train is in the intersection.and the gates don't fully fall until the train passes.the railroad says the gate had an electrical short.the problem was repaired that day -- and no one was hurt.the officer says he used a lifetime of luck -- getting out of the way of the train. "he had really good instincts." "if it was somebody else, they easily could have gotten injured."for take a look at this -- i'm mary moloney ( marty ) from black panther to cardi- b...former president barack obama continues his tradition of sharing his favorite books,
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movies and songs of the past year. the 44th president posted his annual list on facebook. it includes movies like "black panther" and "won't you be my neighbor". it also highlights music artists such as jay cole... brandi carlile and chance the rapper. the president listed over two dozen books he enjoyed reading... including a shout-out to his wife's new memoir..."becoming" which he writes is "obviously his favorite." thats kron 4 news weekend for this saturday morning... i'm marty gonzalez. from all of us thanks for watching. join us for kron4 news
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>> joel osteen: well, god bless you. thanks for letting us come into your homes, and if you're ever in our area, please stop by and be a part of one of our services. i'll promise you we'll make you feel right at home. i like to start with something funny, and i heard about this cat and mouse that died on the same day and went to heaven. after a few weeks, peter saw the mouse and asked him how he liked it. he said, "oh, it's great, but it's so big. i wish i could get a pair of roller skates." peter said, "no problem," got him some roller skates. a few weeks later, peter saw the cat and asked him how he liked it, he said, "oh, it's fantastic, and just when i thought it could

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