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was my hero. and he was -- he was a father to me. >> reporter: nyon youngstrom, a husband and father to four remembered on this warm, mid- september day. stories, there were many. >> brother, we love you. >> reporter: he told the thousands who gathered at the church about the pride he felt in his one and only ride along with his brother. >> i got to watch him. i am like wow! i heard it, but now we have seen it. my brother is on officer. [ laughter ] >> reporter: there were laughs, but also tears. >> my name is tyler. >> reporter: he found the strength to go on, when he did he talked about the day his partner was shot. he said kenyon youngstrom who stood tall that final day of patrol. >> i know you can hear me i
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want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for always being there for me. and i look forward to seeing you again, brother. >> reporter: it states states assist those in peril. kenyon youngstrom did not swerve and tonight at 6:00 p.m. his son talks about his father. ktvu's mike mibach ktvu channel 2 news. >> joining law enforcement was strangers who also wanted to pay their respects. ktvu's john sasaki continues our team coverage tonight. >> reporter: we are live at the contra costa county chp office where the officer was stationed. balloons, flowers and flags crowded the front door and the staff went the day with
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thousands of other people at the funeral. >> they had strong support from area residents. >> when you see something like this you say they are doing a good job. >> small group lined the road near the church. she has a message of love for the law enforcement family. >> we are there for you, and we are sorry you have such a hard job. >> reporter: we saw cars from all over northern california. the nevada highway parole drove here this morning. >> we work closely with the chp and we have a good relationship with them. it is -- when they lose an officer it effects our family. >> reporter: police sent officers -- bart police sent
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officers. >> brings us closer. reminds us of how precious life is and it could be taken away. >> reporter: back here live, you see a sign from a school, coming up at 6:00 p.m. you will hear from a officer who came in to fill in for those stationed here. john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >> among the mourners were officers from all over the united states. he is from indiana. he said the law enforcement community is like a family. >> california highway patrol represented their agency and helped us in our time of mourning. it is our turn to give them support. >> he says it was important tashow respect for a -- to show respect for a fallen officer.
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you can find more clips and a slide show on look under the i680 tab. with the killing of u.s. ambassador chris stevens on tuesday and u.s. protests in the middle east, the state department issued a travel warning for americans. the violence led to a travel warning yesterday. today they added algeria to the list. warnings were already in place for 30 other countries. today we learned authorities in libya made four arrests in the investigation into that four hour assault on the u.s. embassy that killed a u.s. ambassador and three others. it comes as officials call for leaders across the middle east to stand up against the violence sparked by that film. >> reporter: these are pictures from the most recent attacks in the middle east.
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protesters stormed the u.s. embassy in yemen. they burned american flags. police fired warning shots in egypt in an attempt to control demonstrators. and in iraq. the protests are the latest over innocence of muslims. >> let me state very clearly and i hope it is obvious, that is united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: no u.s. embassy personal was harmed today but they prepared for protests and tightening security. secretary of state hillary clinton also called pawn governments to stop -- upon the governments to stop the
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violence. >> any responsible leader should be standing up now and drawing that line. >> reporter: u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed in the attack on the u.s. consulate. >> a security official also said today armed militants used a protest of that film as a cover. and that infiltrators may have helped the militant, tipping them off to the location of a secret safe house. authorities determined the identity of the man behind that film that may have triggered the violence at the u.s. embassy in libya. a source says she an arab christian. he is reportedly on probation for financial crimes.
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an actress in the innocence of muslims says the film crew was duped into thinking it was an arabian action film. she says the filmmaker told her why he lied. >> i said why did you do this to us, to me, to us, he says, you know, he said tell the world it wasn't you, it was me, the one who wrote the script because i am tired of them celling everyone keg -- killing everyone. the family of a former navy s.e.a.l. is speaking out tonight. he was working for a private security company. his sister says he was helping the wounded when he was killed and she called him an american hero. >> he lived his life to the
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fullest. he was my brother. >> he was part of a security detail assigned to protect the u.s. ambassador. social media was a force, but coming up at 6:00 p.m. its role reversal. happening now, police stand off in oakland where a burglar is held up inside a home. a burglar triggered an alarm at 9:30 a.m. this morning. officers have tried to make contact with the individual and that a s.w.a.t. team is searching the home. police say since she armed they are being cautious and blocked out streets. and evacuated homes. we will be continuing to follow any developments and bring you new information as soon as we get it.
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man accused of killing a man in san francisco entered a not guilty plea. the judge asked us not to show his face. he is accused of murdering a man. the two went from a bar to his apartment where a roommate found his body bound and gagged. she is still waiting for information from the medical examiner. >> before we get that we won't know what exactly we will do next. but obviously he entered a plea of not guilty and we are relying on the system to give us time to investigate our case. >> his next court appearance is october 1. classes at a elementary school are out till monday due to a fire. the flames broke out this morning at beechwood elementary
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school. firefighters worked to keep the fire from jumping but some of the walls started to buckle and the firefighters were forced to fight from the outside. it destroyed a classroom and the administration building where the principal and counselor had their offices. the cause of the fire is under investigation. in fremont a homeowner said it happened for the eight time, someone crashed into his backyard. a driver lost control about 10:00 p.m. last night on -- and crashed through the fence. the driver may have been racing another vehicle. he hit a light pole and a tree before smashing through the fence. the driver was seriously hurt. the homeowner says something has to be done but the city won't help. >> car came through my backyard again, through my fence. happens every year.
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city won't put up a guard rail. i talked to them and they haven't done anything about it. >> he was told by a official the city doesn't have the money to pay for a guard rail. new information in the case of suspended san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi. the city's ethic's commission denied his request to delay sending the findings to the board of supervisors. ross mirkarimi wanted the case continued till after the november election, claiming some are under political pressure to fire him. the board has 30 days to vote on ross mirkarimi's future. the labor department reported a jump in first time applications. they increased by 15,000 last week, 382,000.
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the four week average rose to 375,000. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke said the fed will take steps to stimulate the economy. ben bernanke said they will buy mortgage backed securities every month. on wall street stocks sored after bill belichick's comments. the dow is up 206 to 13,539. the nasdaq is up 42 at 3,155. the s&p is up 23 at 1,459. a cement on bullying -- a sumpt on bullying, how -- a summit on bullying, how it is helping student. >> today is the warmest day of the week, which city will be the warmest tomorrow and in the low 90s. 4#çññevñmóñ [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy.
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. battling bullying. today students in san francisco got a look at thim pacts. ktvu's -- look at the impacts. ktvu's david stevenson has more on the emotional lesson. >> reporter: the film kicked off a two day conference about bullying and brought a emotional response from the students watching. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: 3,000 san francisco students took a break from class to talk about bullying and how to stop it. >> i got bullied in 6th grade. i felt abandon. >> if you say they are my friends then what friends do i have? >> reporter: the school district hosted screenings of bully, a documentary that depicts the effects on the lives of several young people. >> if you have wealthy families that feel like they are frustrated as poor families. it is unique in that way. >> i was a tom boy and the
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other girls didn't like that. >> reporter: leaders shared their own experiences and said the problem is growing. 44% of middle schoolers said they were bullied last year. >> this is stunting the growth of our kids, acchemmics -- academics. >> reporter: officials said bullying is a national priority. >> effecting all of our community. the message has gone to the president. >> no one is alone. knowing you have a hand to help you. >> reporter: the film has been shown to all the administrators and will be screened for 35,000 students over the school year. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. a trial date was set for a teacher accused of slapping and kicking autistic children in
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her class. teacher's aids claim that she assaulted two 5-year-old boys and in some cases with held food and water. the mother of one boy is also suing saying that she had to hospitalize her son. she pleaded not guilty to the charges. a 11-year-old boy was in court today after being arrested for beating his disabled mother. prosecutors charged him with assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse. even though the boy is 11 he is the care giver for his mother who suffered from a medical condition and her injuries were so severe she had to be hospitalized. >> the abuse has been going on for a longer period of time than the first -- the person reported it thought. so we have an active investigation. >> the 11-year-old is in
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juvenile hall. at the reno air races today people paused for those killed last year. 11 people including the pilot when a plane crashed into the crowd, more than 70 people were injured. today officials honored four people who played a critical role in helping the injured. the company that makes pink slime is suing a major media outlet. they say they were defamed by abc news coverage. they said they misled consumers about the product saying it is unhealthy and unsafe. they are asking for $1.2 billion in damages. >> reporter: apple won another court battle over its patents
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in europe. a court ruled motorola mobility infringed on a apple patent and ordered all cell phone and tablets be recalled. it enables users to move documents over the screen and bounce back to the center after they release their fingers. officials say 9 people have become infected with hantavirus after staying at yosemite national park. officials say they have confirmed all of the infections. eight of those developed hantavirus syndrome. three of them died. they are reaching out to the people who stayed there giving them information. fogging is set to begin at 7:20 p.m. in contra costa county.
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the area being fogged here is on the map here. in discovery bay fogging takes place here. talk about our weather now. never too early to talk about the weekend. almost here. >> warmest day of the weekend today, most likely. mid-90's inland today. the fog lingers that coast. there is san francisco. you see the sky line. the fog is below the pyramid. the inversion is shallower today and that is why it warmed up. the fog gets fatter tomorrow. what does that mean? cooler. but not much. fog along the coast. breaks out there around 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and then the fog came in. tonight the fog returns. these are the current
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temperatures. fairfield 95 degrees right now. 92 antioch. good air quality for this time of year. 88 concord. these numbers are as warm as they will be all week. as we go into the next couple days the cool down is subtle. it will be one of those, cooler. tomorrow you will notice inland. along the coast, more sunshine coast side. today was not a sunny day along the coast. weekend looks nice. mild to warm. lots of 80s towards the weekend. high clouds that drifted over head today. they mean nothing. where did those come from? maybe tropical moisture, that is a big deal but this is moisture strung in on the jet stream. it will make for a pretty sunset around the bay area tonight. as you look, you see the clouds in northern california. over night lows chilly.
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49 santa rosa tomorrow. 51 napa. 56 conord -- concord. 55 hayward. day time highs tomorrow, feels like today but cooler inland. microclimates, 72 berkeley. 73 albany. 85 towards livermore valley. clayton 87. over the hill towards -- towards had delta, discovery bay, low 90s. when i come back we will get specific for tomorrow. calling for action. how the death of a man could lead to a change involving big rigs. the piece of equipment that could become mandatory on tractor-trailers. and the list university of
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california at berkeley got and it has nothing to do with athletics.
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we are getting an update on the oakland stand off. police just called it off after s.w.a.t. swept through the home. a burglar triggered an alarm in west oakland this morning. residents were not home at the time. the s.w.a.t. team entered the home this afternoon after negotiations failed. they say the suspect remains at
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large. >> police are investigating the shooting death of a 27-year-old man this morning. police say relatives found the body of isaiah thomas on the sidewalk. investigators think isaiah thomas knew the person who killed him and the shooting may have been the result of a fight or a argument. in washington today a man who was truck and killed today, they pushed for mandatory equipment to force the trucks to slow down. >> like having a amputation of your life. >> he thinks about the crash that took his son's life. he was stuck in traffic when a big rig that was speeding smashed into the back of his car. he died immediately. they want rigs equipped with controls to keep their speeds at a safe level.
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>> 65 miles per hour. and the trucking industry is with us. we are hoping that happens. >> the national transportation safety board is considering a new rule to make speed limiters mandatory. >> coming up, the new and somewhat alarming data on senior driving habits. once again university of california at berkeley came up on top. they issued their rankings. and university of california at berkeley ranked first among public university universities and tied with georgetown among all colleges. achy joints? before you reach for the pain relief cream, hear what the fda
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says about burns. >> sfo is closing a run way this afternoon for safety reasons, what they will do up ahead. lots of prepaid cards
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complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> a remedy is coming under fair. the fda issued an alert about pain creams and the burns it could cause. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler is live to tell us what consumers need to know. john? >> reporter: lead anictive life, could end up -- an active life, could end up with pain. >> reporter: joggers call this the cleveland cascade. it could be tough on the knees. >> sore. kind of sore and hurts to move.
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stiff. >> reporter: many people use a cream like this. but the fda said some creams caused burns. >> warm. it gets hotter as it stays on your skin. >> no, like icy hot gets hot and cold. the fda says products contain menthol and the higher the menthol, the worse the burns. >> maybe they had an allergic reaction. >> reporter: he says menthol in high concentrations like 10% can ear state sensitive tissues. >> may burn and be irritating. >> reporter: he points out the second and third degree burns were rare, rarer than being struck by lightning and people react differently. >> i have tried it but it don't work for me. >> reporter: the fda today cautioned people to read and
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follow the label. never cover the treated label and stop using if there is irritation. it is possible burns are more common just not reported. health and science editor john fowler ktvu channel 2 news. is facebook making you fat? researchers claim it is. in a round about way. they looked at students and surveyed them about their levels of activity and their physical activity. on average most of the students spent an hour a day on social networking sites. this much time spent online cut into the time they could have spent exercising. a woman pleaded not guilty to embezzling money from her employer. she was the controller for a construction company. prosecutors say she illegally
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wrote herself checks totaling $350,000. police tracked her to the central valley. she is now being held on bail and due back in court in november. the search for sierra lamar was idle this weekend to reevaluate. volunteers have been conducting searches since. they say the search will continue this saturday. a man was arrested and charged with her kidnapping and murder. e-mail unveiled its new company logo. they are replacing their logo with this one. it is sleeker. this is their first logo change in 15 years. it reflects the company's future. you will see it on in mid-
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october. program kicks in on saturday to collect sales taxes on online purchases. after years of fighting, amazon agreed to collect sales tax when people in california buy online but is refusing to do so. this weekend san francisco international airport will be closing a ronway to install new -- runway to install new safety features. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is live to show us what passengers need to know about. >> reporter: that is because over the weekend on one of the runways, arrivals and departures will be cut in half and that could cause delays. >> reporter: one of the runways
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that parallels the 101 will close friday night. crews will finish work on the runway to relocate obstacles. >> what we are doing is a mandated program, is putting a buffer area around. >> reporter: there have been incidences of over shooting runways. >> should an aircraft come in and have a breaking problem, it has an area where there is no buildings, no lighting, anything like that, it could roll off safely. >> reporter: they are shorter. and on the shorter run ways the last few hundred feet will be dug up and replaced with a soft concrete cushion should the
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airplane over run it won't go into the bay. >> we don't have the space to go into the bay so we will use a concrete. >> reporter: as this airliner over shoots the runway, the concrete cushion stops the aircraft but doesn't cause it to break apart. saving the plane and the passengers. >> extra layer of protection. >> reporter: that is long term protection well worth the temporary delays. consumer editor tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. on the campaign trail today, republican presidential candidate mitt romney said america still has a can-do attitude towards the economy. >> if we have a government that recognizes that by lifting individuals and celebrating success in america we will have more of it, you will see the economy coming back. [ music playing ] >> mitt romney addressed a rally in virginia today. in a jab to president obama he
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said he studied the economy in school, and lived it for 25 years. president obama today campaigned in colorado telling supporters there education was the key to his success. >> a mixed kid from hawaii, born to a single mom is not likely to become president of the united states but in america it could happen because of education. >> the president said critics who claim america is undecane is wrong. -- in decline is wrong. polls gives the president a lead in colorado. a wanted man, why there is a arrest warrant out for a member of a bay area rock band. >> from pavement to paradise, the plans the city has for this piece of property in san francisco.
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those super sized drinks are banned in most spots in new york city. the city's board passed the rule today butting a 16-ounce limit on non-diet soda and
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other drinks. it applies to -- this is a necessary move to fight the obesity emdem-- epidemic. people across the southwest were in for a surprise. before sun rise these twisted cloud formations appeared and people from phoenix to las vegas could see them and that triggered calls and e-mails. a spokesman says the trail was from a missile test 330 miles east of phoenix. you can learn the latest details about nasa's return to mars. a live webcast of the mission and interviews. they are following curiosity. it will offer another webcast on saturday with more updates and images. former grateful dead
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drummer mickey hart is wanted for assault after a conert in kentucky. he is a-- concert in kentucky. he is accused of assaulting a man and they issued a assault warrant. the victim filed a police report. spokes people for mickey hart are looking into the situation. from parking lot to park. why the move to create green space in san francisco is drawing criticism. >> back here, fog at the coast right now. your weekend, i will have the details on what you could expect for your saturday and sunday.
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a new park is set to bloom in san francisco. ktvu's sal castaneda is live to tell us about the potential pit falls some are worried about. >> reporter: this is 200 space parking lot. within a few years this whole area will look a lot different. >> reporter: this parking lot at 17th will turn this into something like this. a city park next to news housing. ktvu saw the plans to turn the lot into a park featuring plants, a theater and other amenities. >> we will turn the parking lot into a park of environmental sustainability in a
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neighborhood that has little green space. >> reporter: they are putting up paradise. >> we will reuse reclaimed water and vegetate a community garden. >> reporter: half of the $5 million comes from a state grant and it has been approved by the board of supervisors. >> i think it will help a lot of people. >> reporter: delores park is a mile away, supporters say they could use their own park but some worry about the park attracting crime, others worry about losing a parking lot. >> for those of us who work here, yeah. >> reporter: what will you do? >> i don't know. >> reporter: people who use this lot have been told they will be able to use it till february. construction is supposed to
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start in the fall of 2013 and the park will be up by the end of 2014. live in san francisco, sal castaneda, ktvu channel 2 news. first responders in san francisco received hands on training today in electric vehicle safety. they came throughout the bay area for classroom and training sessions. trainers taught the first responders how to handle the hazards they could face when a electric car is in a crash and that includes cutting into a car. >> we are adopting to the new world. this is a green era. we be policies. we are learning how to respond. >> trainers gave the students a live demonstration of safety techniques. the life of neil armstrong is being celebrated today as the first man to walk on the
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moon and a pioneer. >> one small step for man, one giant leap for man kind. >> more than a thousand people attended today's ceremony in washington, d.c. it included crew mates along with john glenn, 18 other astronauts, three nasa chief and members of congress. the last man who walked on the moon -- >> as you soar through had heavens, beyond where eagles dare to go, you can now finally put out your hand and touch the face of god. >> neil armstrong died last month at the age of 82 following heart surgery. he will be buried at sea
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tomorrow. san francisco is losing out to the peninsula when it comes to a firm. visa moving out of san francisco and down to its foster city campus. they employ 100 people on market street. company officials say it is part of a lung-term consolidation plan. the city counsel approved a plan to build a facility for the golden state warriors d- league team. it will be on front street near the boardwalk. this morning the counsel approved permits for the facility following a debate. neighbors raised lots of concerns so the deal comes with parking, traffic, and noise reducing conditions. another beautiful day in the bay area today. looks like the fog is rolling in.
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>> yeah. it will roll in tonight and be thicker than last night. today probably going to be the warmest day of the week and temperatures trend down slightly friday, saturday and sunday. it will still be nice had nland -- nice inland. fog at the beach, cool all day that beach. the highs today, these are the national weather service highs. 93 antioch. 96 fairfield. 96 livermore. highs tomorrow are coming down, inland drops 4 degrees. something like that. low pressure and high pressure, into the winter season, this high pressure dominates. but we are not there yet. the two of them are balancing each other out. cool at the coast. hot in the valley. and we are in the middle. that is why tomorrow will be like today, slightly cooler. coast tomorrow, patchy fog,
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50s. inland, near 90. around the bay where we are, higher population, around the bay, san jose, those temperatures will be in the 70s and 80s. fog tomorrow morning. right? more than that. model has been cutting holes in it. tomorrow morning fog. looks like it wants to burn off tomorrow. the forecast highs, 90s in the valleys. 80s are orange. temperatures will be warmer or as warm as they were today. slightly cooler. the heat will recede further to the east. instead of numbers like fairfield today, tomorrow you are 90. 69 richmond. east bay temperatures 92 antioch. 93 brentwood. nice looking foot print for your friday. this week flew by, right? really did, right?
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week is flying by. nice looking weekend. keep the jackets ready. once the sun sets, especially on sunday, there will be more cool air moving in. you can still be barbecue, you know how it is, the winds -- take a jacket. nice looking weekend and week next week as well. >> thank you. a new warning out tonight for older drivers. aaa looked at the use of medications and the risk for senior drivers. we will have the statistics that were released. hello?
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okay. check this out. a view of the san francisco sunset. a awoman -- a woman from france posted this on youtube. she said a seagull grabbed her camera and as it flew away you see what happened it recorded a view of the sky line. the bird eventually dropped the camera and the woman was able to get it back. >> reporter: one -- sea otters could help prevent global warming. researchers studied 40 years of data. and they said the otters helped
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keep the number of sea urchins down. scientists say kelp can absorb c02 and reduce global warming. older drivers may not know how their medications effect their driving skills. 82% of senior drivers take medications, half of them talked to their doctors about how it could effect their driving. aaa says medications can increase the risk of a crash by 41%. >> drunk driving isn't the use of elicit drugs. we are just doing what our doctors told us to do. >> they have created a tool to help drivers find out what medications pose a risk to driving. to find the tool visit remembered as a public servant, a man of faith and a
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father. coming up, the words this young man shared about his father, kenyon youngstrom. >> plus the health risk linked to cantaloupe sold right here in california.
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complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> an emotional good-bye to a great public servant. officers salute fallen california highway patrol officer kenyon youngstrom gunned down in contra costa county. good evening. i am frank somerville. >> i am julie haener. today was a day of mourning of the officer who touched so many lives. we have team covren tonight. ktvu's john sasaki is where -- coverage tonight. ktvu's john sasaki and ktvu's mike mibach has the memorial service for kenyon youngstrom. mike? >> reporter: julie at the age of 37 he was the


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