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one wrong turn nearly cost him his life. >> i felt the whole car shaking and i said wow, i might die tonight. >> reporter: joseph was on his cell phone when he took a wrong turn. he pulled over in this 2000 block of 102nd avenue in east oakland, turned off his car and felt he was under attack. >> i didn't think i was going to make it out just because -- [ imitating gunfire ] >> reporter: his car was shot at roughly 30 times and struck 18. >> i heard so many rounds going off and the power of the bullets that were hitting my car, i just thought it was going to be relentless and i was not going to make it out. >> reporter: bullet holes are all over the car. he thinks the one that hit the back window went through the front window. luckily he was laying down and when the gunfire stopped he decided to make a run for it. >> i seen him there. and, um, it looked like he was going to reload or do something but he wasn't running away so i thought, you know, round 2 was coming.
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>> reporter: that's when he turned on his car and drove more than a half mile away to this fire station on 98th avenue. first responders treated him for a graze. off camera people living in this area say this is a relatively quiet neighborhood. and wednesday night's shooting comes as a shock. they say this type of crime is misinterpreted and not a fair representation of those who live here. >> it's not indicative of what happened last night. like i said, i'd have friends and a girlfriend living here for two years, it's a diverse community, and never really had any problems before. >> reporter: now, police have not released information on leads or suspect description at this time. if you know anything about this case, you're asked to give them a call. >> paul, it's remarkable when you think that car hit at least 30 times. do we know of any homes or any other cars in that area were struck? that is an awful lot of shots that were fired. >> reporter: it is, but as of
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now no other shots have been reported. no homes -- no one from the homes have said anything about their homes. we couldn't see any other cars but that's not to say that didn't happen. but we didn't see any when we were out there. >> he is lucky. all right, paul chambers in the newsroom, thank you. we are still seeing some wet weather around the bay with rain, hail and a lot more from that storm that started moving through the bay area yesterday. [ sound of rain ] >> hail falling in petaluma around noontime today. this is tweeted out by a viewer named lisa. we also saw some hail right here outside our studios in oakland this afternoon. let's check in with chief meteorologist bill martin. are we getting more crazy weather? >> it's typical. it's cold, temperatures in the 40s. sun comes out heats the ground and you get this from oakland today. we had hail all over the bay area and thunderstorms. these pictures taken at oakland today. hail in the area and, you
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know, pretty heavy rain, little balls of hail there. and really now what hail is, is just rain, starts out as rain trying to come down and then the updrafts are so strong and these cells, it blows the raindrop back up freezes it, starts to come down, blows it back up, freezes again and if the wind updrafts are strong enough the hail gets bigger. so small hail really the updraft may be 20 to 40 miles an hour and then we have hail. that's what we had today all over the bay area and all over the state. in the mountains, plenty of snow. a good -- just a classic bay area winter storm. as a matter of fact, welcome to winter! because this is the first winter storm. this is a winter storm. you had wind, cold fronts, the whole bit. i want to show you the, um, the lightning from today. i'm going to back it up here a little bit and see the lightning strikes? so here we are right up there in the north bay. you can see that pop in.
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that's at 12:20 today. also out by fairfield. you see those bolts. that's lightning strikes. we typically in those cells, the updrafts are strong enough, you're getting hail. that's in these areas where many of these hail pictures were taken. down by gilroy, you see that strike right there could have been a cell that produced the hail that was blanketing 101. then you see the lightning strikes. as the sun angle changes, and the heating gets a little less pronounced, right, gets lower on the horizon, the fuel for these things goes away. and hence, as it gets dark, and cool like now, we shouldn't see any more of this activity. we could but i don't suspect we will. those are all the hail reports which seem to coincide with the strikes i just showed you. in the mountains there's snow reports and this is good news. let's take a peek here. how low can we go here? let's see. ten inches, it's nevada city so that's about 30, 3400 feet something like that. that's right, kenny 3400 feet? >> that's a lot of snow for that elevation. >> it is. and that was at 7 a.m. this morning. so that's a low elevation.
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and i know they were chaining up certainly at blue canyon. kingvale got 14 inches of snow. that's obviously a little bit higher. so the snow was coming down? >> they almost closed 80 for a time today. this has been a very productive storm. it's still lingering in the mountains. we are still seeing scattered showers around here but things are winding down. the sierra ski resorts reporting a foot to a foot and a half of snow from this storm and as much as another foot of snow is possible before it's all over. a winter weather advisory does remain in effect and people heading up to the mountains are being advised to expect chain controls and some difficult driving conditions. >> about four-foot swells. >> it was a good time for a little rough weather training for the placer county sheriff's marine crew. they took this video out on lake tahoe yesterday as the storm was moving into the sierra. despite the waves, the conditions were well within the compare of their 35-foot all-weather boat. >> getting sea sick looking at
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that! stormy weather kicked up the stand along the great highway in san francisco. they tried to remove sand from the road. the crews were at work clearing lanes. >> all this unsettled weather with the mix of sun, rain and clouds, made for perfect conditions for a rainbow. take a look. skyfox got this video of a rainbow. this was above the east bay earlier this morning. [ applause and cheers ] 16 and done. governor jerry brown gave his last and 16th state of the state address from sacramento today. in his final state of the state, governor jerry brown detailed past accomplishments and took a look toward the future. ktvu's cristina rendon was at the capital and has this report. >> please welcome the 39th governor of the great state of california, the honorable jerry brown. >> a standing ovation and cheers of jerry echoed inside
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the state capital thursday as governor jerry brown delivered his 16th and final state of the state address. >> simply put, california is prospering. >> reporter: brown wasted no time highlighting the reforms thanks to republicans who crossed party lines. >> the water bond, the rainy day fund and the "cap and trade" program and by the way, you republicans as i look over here and look over there, don't worry. i got your back. [ laughter ] >> reporter: it's that kind of humor that bay area legislators will miss. >> classic governor brown, you know, going off the script and being who he is, a person that we all respect and love and, you know, someone who almost singlehandedly willed us out of the greatest recession since the great depression. >> reporter: brown came into office when california was in deficit, the economy collapsing. california is now the 6th largest economy in the world. >> our economy is strong. our revenues are healthy. we are funding our schools better. >> reporter: brown says the
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bolder path is still our way forward on climate change, infrastructure investment, healthcare, education and criminal justice. he vowed to do everything in his power to defeat any repeal effort on the gas tax if that measure makes it to the ballot. and he said the high-speed rail project despite costs and obstacles will be built. >> there's some areas of disagreement, high speed rail and tunnels project. i think we can do better with those dollars. >> i had wished that he had spoken a little bit about what more we could do to address our housing crisis and the homelessness that's pervasive throughout the state of california. >> reporter: the 79-year-old concluded by saying, everyone has a role to play in advancing our democracy regardless of party. >> the spirit of democracy never dies. it's alive in this chamber in the hearts of californians and in people throughout the world. >> we're going to miss this governor. i will miss him. california will miss him. he has done an incredible job. >> reporter: brown was first elected to two terms in 1975 and then two more in 2011. he was elected before statewide term limits were
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imposed making him the only california governor to serve four terms. in sacramento, cristina rendon, ktvu fox 2 news. a small group of demonstrators is outside the i.c.e. offices to protest what's expected to be a major immigration sweep in northern california in the next few weeks. there are reports that officials are expecting to deport more than 1500 undocumented immigrants in the bay area in neighborhoods and at work sites. meantime, president trump is proposing a new immigration plan. it will provide a path to citizenship for up to 1.8 million "dreamers" who were brought illegally to the u.s. as children. >> it also includes tighter restrictions on legal immigration and $25 billion in border security. caroline shively tells us the proposal comes as president trump attends the world economic forum in davos, switzerland. >> reporter: the u.s. taking a tough stance in the middle
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east peace process with a new strategy to push palestinians to the negotiating table. >> that money is not going to them unless they sit down and negotiate peace. >> reporter: president trump said that palestinians want u.s. aid money, they have to return to israeli peace talks. u.s. sends about $400 million a year to the palestinians and has sent 5 billion dollars total since the mid-90s 90s. the administration is also withholding $65 million of a scheduled aid payment to the united nations agency that helps palestinian refugees. >> we give them tremendous amounts, hundreds of millions of dollars a year. that money is on the table because why should we do that as a country if they are doing nothing for us? >> reporter: palestinian leaders declared peace negotiations dead after the president's move to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital. even refusing to meet with vice president mike pence during his trip to the middle east this week. >> we will not chase after a palestinian leadership that
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lacks what is needed to achieve peace. to get historic results, we need courageous leaders. >> reporter: the u.s. comments quickly drew scorn from the palestinian business representatives at the summit who say the money the u.s. is threatening to withhold goes to help those who need it most. >> takes care of refugees and how can you fight extremism if you push people to poverty? >> reporter: president trump met with the british prime minister and business leaders while in switzerland. on friday president trump will address the entire forum focusing on our america first agenda. in washington, caroline shively, fox news. sanctuary cities are the best friend of gangs and cartels. >> the war of words between president trump and sanctuary cities heating up once again. we look at the president's claims there about the relationship between a city's sanctuary status and its crime rate. >> should a 4.5 or greater quake hit here on the hayward fault or anywhere else on the
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sam liccardo announced this morning he has resigned from a key fcc committee board he was serving on. mayor liccardo resigned from the broadband deployment advisory committee while in washington, dc. he says the fcc is serving the interests of the telecommunications industry over the public. he said he hoped to develop recommendations that would help provide internet access more everyone. >> we have seen essentially an add emergency and fcc an administration to steam roll
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local communities for the benefit of the industry without any firm commitment, responsibility to actually serve the millions of residents who are left out. >> mayor liccardo has campaigned for new rules making it easier for low income and rural areas to have access to affordable high- speed internet. the oakland police department says it mistakenly rejected some applications for a special visa for victims of violent crime. the uu-visa program allows someone to stay in the country for four years to help local authorities investigate and prosecute a crime. last year oakland police received 940 applications. 144 of those applications were denied. earlier this month, oakland police realized that they turned down about 25 applications by mistake. and they want anyone who was denied this type of visa last year to reapply. >> in some cases, there may be a crime trend, a violent crime trend and if people are not reported and they don't feel
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comfortable reporting it or they have a fear, then it prohibits us from really addressing that issue. >> police department certified that the applicant was a victim of a violent crime before forwarding the visa application to homeland security. it's then up to federal authorities to ultimately approve the visa. the result in the death rate around sanctuary cities in and around for innocent americans is unacceptable. >> that's president trump telling a conference of mayors that sanctuary cities are the best friends of gangs such as ms-13. the white house is threatening to withhold federal funding to sanctuary cities such as san francisco, oakland and san jose. but just how accurate are the president's statements about sanctuary cities? our crime reporter henry lee joins us now with a reality check. >> reporter: no day another assertion by president trump
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-- flour day, another assertion by president trump. this time he drew a clear link between sanctuary cities and violent claims especially involving gangs. reporter: president trump has taken aim against at sanctuary cities. he said this to a room full of city leaders at the u.s. conference of the mayors. >> sanctuary cities are the best friends of gangs and cartels. >> reporter: he said the death rate around sanctuaries is unacceptable. ktvu decided to take a look at the president's remark to gauge the validity. i started with franklin a criminologist at uc-berkeley's law school and he says crime stats prove otherwise. >> you might ask, what does all of this have to do with the status of california or the cities being sanctuary? and the answer is practically nothing. they happen to be extremely safe cities. and they probably would be extremely safe cities whether or not they were sanctuaries. >> reporter: berkeley mayor jesse arreguin says president
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trump is needlessly fanning the flames of anti-immigrant hysteria without facts on his side. >> studies show that sanctuary cities are actually safer because immigrants feel they can go to law enforcement and report crimes. so the president's wrong once again. and, um, you know, once again the president is targeting california like he has, um, around marijuana. he is targeting california around immigration because we are a proud sanctuary state. >> reporter: richmond mayor tom butt is in dc this week. he said he wasn't invited to see president trump adding he believed those who were, were all trump-friendly mayors. he did say just got out of a session on immigration where we were reminded that the crime rate among immigrants is less than that of the general population. >> linking it to the -- the -- the status or definition of gangs and cartels is the sort of stuff that you are going to have to do in the department of rhetoric. you're in the law school now. we only deal with facts. >> reporter: now, i did find
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one person who agreed with president trump. that's wes lowry head of the californian investigators association. he says he does see a correlation between sanctuary cities and gangs. he says while he thinks the president is right on, he wouldn't have quite said it quite the way president trump did. >> thank you. let's check the wild unusual -- i -- i know you say that this is normal. >> yeah. >> when we have a storm like this. >> right. >> but to see hail, i think, is rather unusual followed like a lot of blue skies. >> it's not unusual. >> i knew you were going to say that. i find it unusual. >> there's only certain months of the year it happens. >> tom jones, it's not unusual. >> when the cold front goes through like this, this time of year. [ laughter ] >> typically we see these kinds of things. but i know what you're saying. yeah, i know. it's normal, though. >> okay. you can tell all the people on twitter it's normal. >> i know. i can tell -- same as rainbows. everybody is taking pictures of rainbows. we see them all the time.
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but there's something about hail and rainbows that's visceral and people respond to that. it's not very normal. [ laughter ] >> no. i agree heather. i know what you're saying. absolutely, sane as rainbows. we see them all the time. oh, my god, a double rainbow! outside take a look at the rain, you can see the showers that are still lingering around here and the lightning strikes that kind of -- cycle through. i didn't want to step on you there, heather, because i know what you're saying. i know what you're saying. >> there was a little caveat to my toss to you because i knew you weren't going to say it was unusual. >> so now you're looking at the live radar and we'll go up to the north bay a little bit. and you see those pink and white areas. that's slightly unusual up around cobb mountain and mount konocti. and then we have showers that have moved through now but have left behind -- well, just a whole bunch of stuff including this funnel cloud report up in my old neck of the woods. i grew up in this area. this area up around oroville
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and chico gets you lots of wall clouds and funnel clouds. you go how come they don't get reported? not a lot of people live up there. it's the way the valley is shaped. the valley is tear dropped at the end and air funnels in creating instability. in the mountains we have snow down to grass valley which is as ken pointed out earlier, that's unusual a little bit. 10 inches? a little bit. 10 inches in grass valley a little unusual. 54 in novato. 55 in concord. right now we have some 40s. so that means tomorrow morning, it's going to be chilly! get ready to scrape those windshields out there. 43 degrees in most bay area neighborhoods. inland will be down to 31 in santa rosa, 40 in san jose, 37 in antioch. so tomorrow morning is going to be chilly. so frost for everybody. um, mostly sunny tomorrow. a few clouds. but, um, a cool day as that cold air has settled in.
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i'm not going skier tomorrow. are you a skier? >> i am but i'm not going tomorrow. >> it will be a bluebird day. i'll see you back here with what the weekend is going to look like and beyond. >> thank you. maybe you remember this moment happened a few weeks ago on the "four on 2". i have it right now up on my facebook page. it's posted on instagram, other places. it's now been seen literally millions of times. a lot of people were weighing in on what type of bird this is. [ tom jones singing it's not unusual in the background ] >> our meteorologist mark tamayo got a lot of questions. he is going to join us when we come back it talk about this viral video. ♪ it's not unusual to see me cry ♪ >> i wanna die ♪ ♪[ music ] we can now repair complex at saortic aneurysmsare,
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remember this? this short clip curious bird has now been seen millions of times. meteorologist mark tamayo right there in the middle is giving his forecast on the "four on 2" when this surprise visitor popped in. >> mark got a lot of attention because of that little visitor. >> reporter: the camera that caught it all is attached to this san francisco landmark. ever since that particular weather segment people wanted to know what kind of bird showed up and where that camera was located. we made the trip to sutro tower to get to the bottom of it. >> they are incredibly intelligent birds, one reason that you're being photo bombed is that the raven because it's so intelligent is also very
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curious. >> reporter: ted robertson is a bird expert and a biologist with condor country consulting. the clear profile leaves no doubt this is a raven. >> it was such a great close- up shot, you have great cameras up there, that i was able to see a tiny little hook at the tip of the bill. >> reporter: to see that particular camera, we are heading way up. >> this is the elevator in the west leg. it is 33 by 27 inches. very tight. in you go. >> this is me. >> this is you. [ door closes ] >> reporter: there's not much of a view on the way up. [ bird cawing ] >> reporter: but that changes at the top level. this is a bird's-eye view in all directions. [ birds squawking ] >> reporter: i'm here at level six of sutro tower about 750 feet. a few ravens have been flying around me, but the weather camera is actually at level 4 down there and that's where
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one particular raven decided to land and become an instant celebrity. >> the cameras as you see is right down here. and it has been there for three years. the birds are flying around here all the time. they sometimes nest here and they are a constant presence here but that's the first one that actually got on air. >> reporter: while this bird was either, its timing and perching spot were extraordinary. the words written by edgar allen poe in his poem "the raven" take on a modern meeting. >> tap, tap, tapping at my chamber door. i imagine he was tap, too much, tapping at your camera door. [ laughter ] >> reporter: we'll see if there are more taps on this camera in a future forecast. >> looks like a really bad b horror movie. >> what's amazing, i'm just shocked at how the international push of that video took off. people were telling me they saw it on the weekend network news on the weather channel.
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so it seems like people all over the world were infatuated with this bird. >> but you have solved the mystery because a lot of people thought it was a crow. some people said raven, too. so interesting that he was able to pinpoint by looking at it the difference. >> yeah. that's the thing when i did the weather over the chromakey. sometimes unexpected things happen and you're expected to have an answer for everything and sometimes, you don't. right? >> hard to tell the difference. >> so i remember at the time thinking, i don't know what kind of bird this is. so i guess that was my point of the whole story was to find out more myself what kind of bird and where was the camera and to have the honor of going up sutro tower, an iconic landmark. >> beautiful view. >> thank you. >> a lot of fun ♪[ music ] a matter of seconds can save lives of course when an earthquake hits. coming up a big step forward in an early warning system for california. >> every time [ indiscernible ] or missing your freedom, and you still pick yourself up and do the work that needs to be
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done. >> graduation day is a big day for any student but for these men and women, today means even more. >> a massive drug bust at sea. we go along as a bay area coast guard ship confiscates millions of dollars of cocaine in just a matter of days.
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california is closer to
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an early warning system for earthquakes. the usgs will be rolling out the preliminary phase of its warning system later this year. it will cover california, oregon and washington. tom vacar covered today's big announcement and joins us live along the hayward fault in oakland with more on the system that hopefully, tom also give people time to get to safety. >> reporter: actually we are in berkeley because this memorial stadium had to be retrofitted because it passes directly over the hayward fault as we are standing on it now. the new system, um, going to be good initially for very wide kinds alerts to large numbers of people. but for individuals, that's going to take a while to say the least to implement. reporter: the earthquake emergency warning system still only about half built uses sophisticated shake sensors and data analyzers to send out alerts for magnitude 4.5 or greater events to minimize
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false alerts or low magnitude panic. >> you can send alerts out ahead of the seismic wave as they radiate out through the earth's crust. >> reporter: that would provide a few seconds to tens of seconds of warning. initially, those alerts will go to critical organizations such as police, fire, education, utilities as well as news agencies of all kinds. but it is still very much a work in progress. >> this is a very rapidly evolving project. there will be false alerts. there will be missed earthquakes. no matter how much money we pour into this. >> reporter: what most individual folks really want is personal notification. >> when do it get it how and what do i do with it? the end goal is to get it as quickly as possible on your cell phone. >> reporter: it would come with a warning alert sound and a voice statement. >> earthquake, earthquake, expect quake soon, drop, cover, hold on, protect
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yourself now. the problem is, it can't be done. >> reporter: now, the situation is simply this: the current emergency systems we have are way too slow for this kind of a warning. so what the officials say they are working on this it's going to take another 3 to 7 years to fix the system so it can be sent directly to your cell phone literally instantaneously but that's many years off. tom vacar, ktvu fox 2 news. >> sort of baby steps but once it's in place it will save lives. thank you. an alameda based coast guard cutter seized more than $78 million in cocaine during a recent cruise in the pacific. the coast guard says the crew of the stratton found more than 5800 pounds of cocaine in just two days. the drugs were on two low profile speedboats that are typically used by smugglers. the crews stopped five other boats in less than two months
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and found 12,000 more pounds of cocaine worth $165 million. the chp is investigating a deadly three vehicle crash in antioch. skyfox was over the scene of that crash earlier today. it happened near deer valley road and empire mine road around 7 a.m. the crash blocked both lanes of traffic and deer valley was shut down for hours. the chp says one person died at the scene and two others were seriously injured. investigators have not yet said just how this crash happened or which driver might have been at fault. police in oakland meantime looking for the driver who hit and killed a man early this morning and then drove away. it happened around 1:25 on macarthur near 90th. the victim died at the scene. the alameda county sheriff's office is asking for the public's help to try to find a missing teen. the sheriff's office says 16- year-old ariana avalos ran away from home on december 15th. she has been in contact with her family but they say she
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refuses to return home. avalos is described as hispanic, 5 feet 4 inches tall and 160 pounds with braces on her teeth and lines shaved into her eyebrows. if you see her call the sheriff's office. 18 san francisco inmates are proud to call themselves high school graduates. the group accepted its diplomas from the san francisco sheriff's department five keys schools amend programs. ktvu's alyana gomez has their story. [ applause ] >> reporter: that walk across the stage was a moment certainly worth celebrating from inmates to graduates. these 18 young men and women now have a new title no longer allowing their hardships to overshadow their success. >> they took a step that shows they believe in themselves. >> reporter: for 15 years the san francisco sheriff's department five keys schools and programs has been providing an in custody curriculum consisting of
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subjects such as math, english and restorative justice giving them a chance to turn time into something positive. >> every time i was tired or stress out, missing your family. >> reporter: the graduates were poised to share their journey. >> i take responsibility for the good and the bad in my life. i gain focus and potential i never knew i had. >> reporter: and celebrate the road to re-entry into their communities. >> i plan on furthering my education getting a degree in business management in city college. [ name announced ] [ applause and cheers ] >> it's official! >> whoo!! [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: in san francisco, alyana gomez, ktvu fox 2 news. it is one of the biggest mysteries of the bay area. the three alcatraz escapees
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who somehow got off the rock and disappeared. now there's a letter that could answer if they survived. >> also, rumors have been going around about a possible presidential run by oprah winfrey. she said she won't run. fire fighting is a very dangerous profession.
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center of a sexual scandal involving law enforcement agencies throughout the bay area. we have learned that jasmine abuslin has dropped her suit against the richmond police department. she dropped a similar suit against the contra costa county sheriff's office last october. but she did receive a million dollars settlement from the city of oakland just last june. congressional leaders today called out the u.s. postal service saying it needs to do a better job preventing illegal fentanyl with other opioids -- and other opioids from getting into the country. lawmakers say a year-long probe found opioid manufacturers in china are taking advantage of a weak screening process by the postal service. senate leaders say chinese labs are selling large quantities of fentanyl online and then mailing them to dealers here in the u.s. >> how many more people have to die before this poison stops coming into your communities before we take the steps, the simple steps to at
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least understand where the pack action are and how to get them offline? >> the postal service is working to flag suspicious packages and keel drugs from getting into the country. oprah is out. oprah winfrey told "instyle" magazine she is not interested in running for president. she says i don't have the dna for a presidential bid. the interview was done weeks before winfrey spoke at the golden globes. that speech focused on racial and gender equality and spawned the hashtag, oprah 2020 twitter trend. it shows her with hello madam president. a citizenship celebration for teens today. participants represented 17 countries. the youngest is 14 years old. immigration officials say many in attendance automatically
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became u.s. citizens when their parents were naturalized. but they say themselves never received documents to prove their citizenship status that is until today. congresswoman lofgren told the group that the u.s. is the only country completely made up of immigrants or the descendants of immigrants and she applauded its new citizens saying they are now part of that fabric. . >> some in the country believing immigration isn't great for us which ignores our history and our presence and ignores the fact that we have gained strength, vision, through the diversity that immigration has brought us. >> she told the audience that she is the granddaughter of an immigrant who came here penniless in search of opportunity. a mystery that intrigued the public for decades three men who escaped from alcatraz were never seen again. many thought they died in the bay. coming up a new letter has experts looking into the case once again.
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there is outrage this afternoon in the east bay over a deadly case of animal cruelty. the lindsey wildlife refuge released these x-rays of a river otter found in a field
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near the orchard shopping center last weekend. the x-rays show that someone had fired bb gun pellets right into the animal's head and neck. it was hurt including losing vision in one eye. vets had to put it down because it was in such poor health. its body was later sent to uc- davis for examination. a new letter has surfaced claiming that the three men who escaped from alcatraz actually survived. the letter is signed by one of the inmates involved in the infamous escape from alcatraz but as ktvu's rob roth found, there are now questions surrounding that letter's authenticity. >> reporter: the enduring mystery of alcatraz did three men escape more than five decades ago and survive? the official version is no, that frank morery, clarence eng lynn and his brother john were swallowed by the frigid
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bay although their bodies were never found. a person from oakland was 15 living on alcatraz at the time the daughter of the acting warden. >> the next-to-the-last day of school and the siren woke me up. >> reporter: now a strange letter is surfacing that begins, my name is john anglin. i escaped from alcatraz in june, 1962. yes, we all made it that night but barely. the letter was sent to the san francisco police department in 2013. it was never released to the public. the author says he has cancer and would be willing to serve up to a year in prison in exchange for medical care. he says the other two men are dead. >> i don't believe it's john that wrote the letter. >> reporter: a nephew the anglins spoke to us by skype from georgia. >> do i believe that he has to come back and serve a year in prison to get help for, you know, cancer? no. >> reporter: bobby who has written a book on the escape doesn't buy it either. >> these men could not have survived on the outside under their real names. he doesn't offer their aliases. he didn't tell us the dates they died nor where so there's
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nothing you can follow up on. >> reporter: the u.s. marshals selves said in a statement after comparing handwriting comparisons the results were inconclusive. the escape includedded making fake heads with real hair to fool the guards into thinking they were in bed and digging a hole to crawl through. relatives think they survived although they were never contacted. >> we know for a fact by other pieces of information that we have that they did make it into mexico the very next morning. and they did make it down into brazil at some point in time. >> reporter: but this most recent letter apparently does nothing to resolve the question. >> in many ways it's a superlative superlative escape. the story will never die. [ laughter ] >> i think she is right about
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that the story will never die. rob, one of the things that has been brought to bear on this is that the tides are so strong, the water is so cold, and on that night when they supposedly escaped the tide was heading out to golden gate at a high clip. many believe they are sucked out to sea but some of the debris was found later i believe on angel island when the tide came back in so that's one argument for why they did not survive. they couldn't do it. >> it was all against them for sure. the whole escape plan was really against them. the tides were out very strong in a makeshift raft so it wasn't as if they had a scooter to try to fight that with. raincoats attached to a raft.
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and some of the debris as you mentioned was later found. no sign of them. >> what do other family say? >> the family doesn't know now if the men are alive or dead but they are convinced that they did make it out of alcatraz safely and went on to mexico and later brazil. they say they have evidence or compiling evidence they wouldn't share what exactly that evidence was although i was dying to know. but they said later -- >> maybe when they get a movie deal? >> the mystery continues on 55 years and counting. >> thank you. bill, do you think they made it? >> um -- yeah. i do. it's kind of interesting. i swam that swim before -- swum that swim? [ laughter ] >> but what's interesting, the tides, the radar, when we used to time it so we would catch
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the tide going in and take off 10 minutes before the tide switch and it would sling slot you to new aquatic park and could you do it quick. you didn't have to be a great swimmer. it was sort of fluid dynamics. you would get swept over there without being a great swimmer. i think they could have done t yeah. what do you think? >> the water is cold. now, you think of those swells are just going to come up and over and just kind of get them that way. so i'm skeptical. >> it has d.b. cooper written all over it so we have weather out there. nice night after rain went through today. you can see the raindrops falling around the bay area but generally dying down as the sun angle changes so does the fuel for these storms. the warmth air enhances the instability. it's gone. it's still snowing in the mountains. it's going to be -- the weather headline tonight,
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cold, cold story. cold, cold night. 44 degrees now in napa. we'll see temperatures easily into the low 30s. i'll bet guerneville and occidental get down to 29. showers are ending tonight but cold air is now in place. so get ready for that. high pressure stays with us not just for the weekend but beyond. we get a prolonged or extended dry period here. we could use a couple more of these. we didn't get it. we are not going to get it. but hopefully something will show up in the long-range forecast in the next few days. >> as we get toward the weekend into the mid-60s into early next week. it's pet is shirts and jackets all day. >> five-day forecast, i love stories like that. they are captivating stories. >> the timing of this letter.
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>> i know. i don't really know why. >> how do we know the tides? you have to watch a bird floating he goes this way or that way. tides are six hours apart. if you were a fisherman you could figure out the tides and make it work. i think it -- you can swim -- heather, you could swim it in about 42 minutes with the right tide. you wouldn't get hypothermia. 58-degree water you would be fine. it's doable, it's possible. did they make it? >> i hope they did just because it's a great story. >> thanks. that mistaken missile alert in hawaii was center stage on capitol hill. >> the hawaii emergency management agency had spoken to the pacific command and confirmed that there was no missile attack. >> coming up next, trying to figure out just how that mistake happened and how to keep it from happening again.
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the alert caused panic in hawaii and now they are trying to make sure a fake missile alert doesn't happen. peter doocy reports as a hawaii senator says that system needs to be changed. >> the senate hearing tries to get to the bottom of what went wrong after a false ballistic missile alert was sent by hawaiian authorities.
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both republicans and democrats agreeing, better rules need to be in place so it doesn't happen again. >> false alerts not only create unnecessary panic they undermine the integrity alert system leading to public distrust and confusion. >> reporter: the hawaii senator in honolulu at the time the alert was issued telling the committee only the federal government should be sending nuclear alerts. >> within a minute or two, officials at the hawaii emergency management agency had spoken to the specific command and confirmed that there was no missile attack. only nobody told the rest of us. >> reporter: the january 13 alert stirred panic in the pacific island state. authorities blame human error for the false alarm that took 38 minutes to correct. the federal communications commission lisa polk saying she hopes the person responsible for sending the alert will eventually cooperate in the investigation. >> we are quite pleased with the level of cooperation we have received from the
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leadership of the hawaii emergency management agency thus far. we are disappointed, however, that one key employee, the person who transmitted the false alert, is refusing to cooperate with our investigation. we hope that person will reconsider. >> reporter: another hearing on this issue set to take place in hawaii but a date and time have not yet been announced. on capitol hill, peter doocy, fox news. ♪[ music ] rain, hail, snow, even tornado warnings in the central valley. we have seen it all in northern california today and if you have been on the roads, you may have experienced an intense down burst of rain firsthand. a wild weather day in the bay area with a little bit of everything. good evening, i'm ken wayne. >> i'm heather holmes. the unstable conditions producing hail here in the bay area earlier this afternoon. >> these pictures show the
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hail in petaluma. the dog, um, doesn't like being hit by it. hail was falling in oakland. for a brief time it almost liked lie snow. conditions were changing rapidly and some of those brief downpours were followed by sunshine and produced sights such as this. a rainbow from skyfox right over the bay and oakland. >> chief meteorologist bill martin is here with more. were you saying this type of instability is caused when the heat from the sun hits the cold air from the cold front? >> it warms -- the cold air comes in from last night's storm behind the cold front, the sun comes out today, heats the ground and then the infrared heat comes up into the cold air and you get convection and that's what we saw. we had thunderstorms and hail. we saw a little bit of everything today and in the mountains up around oroville a funnel cloud reported which is pretty, um, what you might expect this time of year in that are

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