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Jun 24, 2013 11:30pm PDT
more than a year after george zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old trayvon martin defense and prosecution began to lay out their cases. the question before jurors is was it murder or self-defense. >> reporter: prosecutors saying george zimmerman was nothing more than an over zealous neighbourhood watchman. >> when he first saw trayvon martin he didn't see a kid from miami walking home from 7/11 he profiled him as someone about to commit a crime in his neighbourhood. >> reporter: his attorney says that is not true the shooting was in self-defense. >> if i have heard it once, i have heard it a thousand times trayvon martin was unarmed trayvon martin armed himself with the concrete sidewalk. and used it, to smash george zimmerman's head no different than if he picked up a brick or barbed a head against a wall. >> reporter: the jury had a chance to hear a 911 call, made by a neighbor who over heard trayvon and zimmerman fighting. >> yes. >> what is your ... >> george zimmerman was crying out for help. and no one helped. >> trayvon martin was silenced immediately, when the bullet t
KICU
Jul 26, 2010 11:30pm PDT
cable installer was working at the house where murder suspect george hoggins showed up. hoggins was looking for girlfriend atheway. hoggins appearance here angered neighbors. >> said that this guy is a murder suspect. and the other guy was being retrained. he was not disputing that. >> reporter: officers who took 28-year-old hoggins thanked the man who caught him. >> they were praising him because they said he did a good job and took down a wanted criminal. >> reporter: hoggins and housley were wanted in the murder of hong kain. he kept an aappointment with a dentist friend sunday night and was killed as he returned to his rental car. >> he had to victimize other people. >> reporter: housley admits to her role in kong's shooting and another with hoggins last month. again the victims were in a car and distracted. that time the man who was shot survived. >> it was hard for me to sleep at night knowing that these people were still running the streets and the heinous crimes that they were out here committing. even with some of the victims that they were cooperating with the robbers, the
KICU
Jul 5, 2013 11:00pm PDT
wrapped up its case in the george zimmerman murder trial. the mother of shooting victim trayvon martin and george zimmerman's mother both testified and gave conflicting statements from the witness stand. >> reporter: an emotional close to the week in the george zimmerman murder trial. the prosecution rested its case but first trayvon martin's mother took the stand listening to the audio tape of a 911 call the night her son died. in the background, you can hear screams. then a gunshot. >> what is it -- >> gunshots. >> you just heard gunshots? >> yes. >> reporter: the shouting stops. >> ma'am, that screaming or yelling do you recognize that? >> yes. >> who do you recognize that to be, ma'am. >> trayvon benjamin martin. >> reporter: as the defense presented its case. george zimmerman's mom also testified that she recognized the screams as her son's. >> do you know who's voice that was screaming in the background? >> yes, sir. >> who's voice was that? >> my son george. >> reporter: the medical examiner who did trayvon martin's autopsy also testified saying trayvon martin had no chance of s
KICU
Jul 31, 2013 11:00pm PDT
defeated theresa alvarado for the seat once held by george shirakawa. why chavez says she will hit the ground running. >> reporter: she headed into her new home this afternoon, where she will be for at least the next three and a half years or so. she was elected to the santa clara county board of supervisors last night, winning a special election to replace george shirakawa who resigned in may. she spent the day accepting congratulations, and meeting with top county officials to get up to speed. >> that's the recommended budget. here's a summary of the entire county structure. >> it has the highest rate of unemployment. the highest number of people without health insurance. >> reporter: many people in the district also point out crime. >> what i like to see is the gang stuff straightened up. that bothers me more than anything. just all the killings around this area. >> reporter: others say the emotional scars from the shirakawa scandal means chavez needs to be a community presence. >> just getting her face out there, would be a big help. >> reporter: chavez agrees. >> one of the first
KICU
Jun 1, 2012 11:30pm PDT
. >> a bust of george masconi once disappeared is now on display just across the street at the museum of modern art. as david stevenson says the controversial work has been out of public view for years. >> it hasn't been exhibited in san francisco since 1993, now portrait of george, the slain mayor is back on display at the city's museum of modern art. >> it rocked me back on my heels. it was shocking to me how strong it remained. >> reporter: robert seen here created the piece for the newly dedicated center. the mayor was murdered by a supervisor dan white in 1978. >> this is the work i always had -- i always lusted after because it's among his most important works. >> reporter: it perfectly captures the mayor's toothy smile and lively eyes but it's the pedastal that prompted outrage. it includes a imprint of the type of gun used to kill the mayor and harvey milk. the twinkie refers to white's claim that he was on a sugar high. >> the mayor felt it was not helpful to the city. >> reporter: the peace as returned to the artist and went into private collections. >> this changed his life
KICU
Jul 24, 2013 11:00pm PDT
bets on the new royal baby being named george is a winner tonight. it was announced today. they named their newborn son, george alexander louis. britain has had six kings named george. there is one way the prince's name did not follow recent royal tradition. he only has three names, kneeled of the four names his father, and grandfather have. >>> the u.s. house of representatives narrowly turned down a challenge. it allows the nsa to continue collecting data on hundreds of millions of phone calls. the senate passed its own bill to keep interest rates on college loans down this fall. the rates could go up after that, if the economy improves, and if interest rates rise. the house passed a similar bill, and now the two must be reconciled. >>> stanford has just been named the best university in america. forbes magazine released its list of the top colleges. stanford was number 1, pomona college was number 2. it's the first time two non-ivy league schools, and two pacific schools are at the top of the list. forbes says the three universities have higher retension rates, and graduates have h
KICU
Nov 27, 2013 11:00pm PST
friends of harvey milk, and george moscone together on the steps of city hall. >> equality, and justice requires vigilance. this is one of the great nights that we remember heros like harvey milk and george moscone. >> we're here to keep the flame of their vision burning, and their memories alive. >> reporter: today, officials accredited milk and moscone. as the group marched with candles from city hall to harvey milk plaza in the castro. >> it's pretty amazing. >> reporter: as one group marched from city hall, another gathered to march on city hall. >> 1/3 of the homeless people in san francisco are lgbt. there's many drivers of it, the main driver being eviction. >> reporter: they say milk and moscone both fought for tenants rights, which remains an issue in the city. >> marching is different than being an audience at city hall, where the elected officials are giving speeches. >> reporter: news chopper 2 caught that second march as it went down market street, following the same path people took 35 years ago, when milk and moscone were killed. two men remembered tonight, and bo
KICU
Dec 1, 2011 11:30pm PST
to get treatment for 6 million people. in tanzania former president george george w. bush and wife laura bush visited a hospital in tanzania. george w. bush increased funds to africa for aids. >>> many hiv patients worry their supply of free medication will stop because the drug programs may run out of money and the medications are expensive. most people can't afford them on their own. >>> san jose may have dodged a fiscal emergency at least for now. it turns out pension estimates for police and firefighters are much less than expected. so the city's $80 million deficit could potentially be cut in half. however, san jose major chuck reed said the deficit problem hasn't gone away and he still may ask -- >>> republicans signaled they would but they want to pay for it with cuts in the federal work force. president obama's proposal would pay for the cuts with a surtax on incomes above $1 million. a deal is possible before the end of the year. >>> governor brown is about to unveil a new tax but only if voters approve it. >> reporter: governor brown met with lawmakers this afternoon to t
KICU
Dec 26, 2012 11:30pm PST
. >>> tonight, former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care in a houston hospital. the 88-year-old bush was moved to icu on sunday. bush has a persistent fever, and remains in guarded condition. however, he was able to enjoy christmas. >> was conscious, he was able to visit with his family members. he was joking with medical staff, and nurses, and the doctors there. he hasn't lost his sense of humor to be sure. greenlight doctors are doing -- the doctors are doing everything they can to bring down his fever. >>> heavy rain left pools of standing water on the roadway, forcing the closure of portions of the southbound lanes. a spokesperson with the city's department of public works says there is no estimate yet on when the lanes will reopen. >>> across the bay in oakland. this is what one resident woke up to find. her neighbor's tree burying her car. >> on highway 4, near the pittsburg/antioch border, one lane was shout down. the potholes will almost a foot deep and the roads were reopened a couple of hours later. >> kind of dry today, but a lot of rain over the last
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Nov 30, 2010 11:30pm PST
, george washington -- such as the shelling of a south korean island last wednesday. meantime diplomatic efforts got under way. there was no easing of anger in seoul where south koreans burned north korean fans. >>> the law firm of an anti trust investigation of google. they want to find out if gaggle manipulates results. competitors say their services often appear low on google pages. >>> and many more volts are headed to the bay area. california is only one of seven states where the first 10,000 of those electric venn tors will be sold. the volt can travel 40 miles per hour on battery power and 300 more with the help of a gas t powered engine. the vote cost $35,000. >>> which bay area companies owes the state the most in back taxes? the new list being released. >>> chie >>> the senate today passed landmark legislation that would give broad new powers to those in charge of keeping our food chain safe. and it could soon be the law of the land. >> reporter: whether you dine out or cook at home, today's senate bill would be the biggest upgrade. >> of course i trust my grocer that's why i s
KICU
Jun 10, 2013 11:30pm PDT
. announcement comes as san francisco da george gascon heads to a smart phone summit in new york to discuss the issue of cell phone theft. he said he appreciates apple's efforts and looks forward to security discussions with apple and other smart phone makers at this week's summit. he wants to see all cell phones equipped with some sort of a kill swicht that would disable them if they're stolen. >>> rapper two chance appears to be denying the san francisco's claim he was robbed. police say the rapper and his ent rauj were walking yesterday afternoon when a group of three men approached them. one reportedly fired a shot but no one was hurt. police say a wallet and cell phone were stolen. the rapper hasn't issued an actual statement, however, he did tweet out if he had been robbed, pictures of the stolen items would have been posted by now on the internet. >>> cloud cover out there. now, we did get some cleerg this afternoon. temperatures warmed up a few greece. going to be waerm tomorrow. daytime highs tomorrow 70s and couple low 80s. the winds are relatively light. fair filed should be blow
KICU
Mar 6, 2013 11:30pm PST
month, a george ordered the release of christman to this cottage on willow pass roadment just up the street is willow cove elementary school. >> not safe. it puts our kids in jeopardy. the rights of one don't supersede the rights of all of these children. >> reporter: today, a mandate challenged the release of charles christman to the cottage, saying as a crow flies, it is just too close to the school. >> i had to ask for an emergency stay, and while the rit was filed this morning, it's unknown. >> they are cleared for re- entry to seat. there's got to be some avenue for them to be re-allowed into society. we think we're providing him with this avenue. >> reporter: we should know more about that emergency stay possibly as early as tomorrow. >>> the number of paroled sex offenders who have dropped out of site since prison alignment has increased 13%. the data shows about 180 paroled sex offenders disappeared each month since the new law took effect in 2011. that's chaired to 156 a month before realignment. the realignment law sends lower level offends to county jails instead of state
KICU
Feb 26, 2013 11:30pm PST
neighborhood watch captain last year. george zimmerman claimed that he was acting in self-defense when he shot the unarmed teenager. but zimmerman's statement that the black teenager was suspicious prompted accusations of racial profiling. >> a lot of people are coming from a lot of different perspective but what you keep getting is a sense of outrage. the people don't want to put up with this anymore. it's not just trayvon martin but the way our youth are being treated by this system. >>> u.s. stock markets bounced back today regaining about half of yesterday's losses. the dow closed up 115 points. it's now moved more than 100 points in four of the five past trading sessions. >>> home prices in 20 key cities are increasing. in san francisco the home prices rose nearly 14-1/2% in december compared to a year ago. >>> apple plans to give out close to $1 million in i tune store credits to settle a lawsuit. the lawsuit alleges that apple failed to place adequate controls to keep children from buying apps or app products. customers can receive more if they can show their bills exceeded that $5
KICU
Aug 30, 2012 11:30pm PDT
for his actions. jeb bush is the brother of former president george bush and is there representing the bush family. ktvu.com has more coverage on the closing night of the republican national convention. just look for the rnc2012 tab and click the special section link. >>> state lawmakers september several bills to the governor's desk today. it provides overtime and meal breaks for housekeepers and other in home health providers. republicans criticized the bill as impractical. the bill sponsor tom amiano said regulatory details would still need to be worked out later. >>> another bill sent to the governor could help unemployed job seekers. the state assembly approved legislation that would prohibit employers to say in jab postings that applicants must be currently employed. it's making it difficult for people who lost their job by no fault of their own to find new jobs. the state senate approved a bill today that allows nurse practitioners, nurse mid-wives and physician assistants to perform aspiration abortion. that's when a suction tube is used to empty the uterus. it was set to e
KICU
Mar 27, 2013 11:30pm PDT
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KICU
Jan 20, 2012 11:30pm PST
. and you got to like that. but it's tight now, 91-91 under 9 second to go. george hill forces the 18th turn over of the game. curry fouls, george hill turns it into a three point play. but it's called an unintentional kick so the play stands. warriors lose. they are 5-10 in just 3-6 at home. >> the new york giants aren't due to arrive in san francisco until tomorrow. weather permitting. but the team that shows up will be a healthy version and the one that lost to the 49ers in november. the 49ers may get their mr. versatile back as well. delaney walker is questionable today. delaney broke his jaw during this collision in seattle. he lost last week's game as well. molina could be a valuable blocker and receiver. jim harbaugh told his players to stop tweeting and stay off facebook. just to stay focused because there's still work to be done. >> it's really never done. you know i think that the hay is in the barn philosophy is not one that we subscribe to. you are dam sure got to be confidence. and all these guys are. and if you're nothing, you know both teams expect you know coming to this
KICU
Jun 25, 2013 11:30pm PDT
if the crash was an accident or possibly some kind of set up. >>> jurors in the george zimmerman trial saw photos of trayvon martin's body and heard testimony about the crime scene. a crime scene investigator spoke out on the case. zimmerman has pled not guilty to second degree murder claiming self-defense. >>> a deeply divided supreme court struck town a key element of the 1965 voting rights act designed to support the rights of minority voters. the justices voted 5-4 to no longer mandate that four parts that all or parts of 15 states with a history of voter discrimination get voter approval before holding elections. the law relies on 40-year-old data that does not reflect the major changes that have occurred in most of the country. the ruling affects states in south and also three counties in california. yuba, monterey and king. >> this decision by the court today is a game changer and leaves virtually unprotected minority voters and communities all over this country. >> reporter: president obama said he was deeply disappointed by the decision and called on congress to ensure a
KICU
Mar 28, 2012 11:30pm PDT
neighborhood watch captain george zimmerman on the night he shot and killed trayvon martin, and it doesn't show any signs of injury. zimmerman contends he shot martin from self-defense, after martin got on top of him and began banging his head on the sidewalk. the police report did say zimmerman was bleeding from his nose and the back of his head. >>> bobby rush created quite a stir on capitol hill. rush took off his jacket and then -- >> just because someone wears a hoody does not make them a hoodlum. >> rush was instructed to stop speaking. and then he was escorted out of the chamber for breaking congress's dress code. it requires men to wear coats and ties and bans hats. rush is a former member of the black panther who lost a 29- year-old son to gun violence. the trayvon martin case prompted song and discussion tonight in san francisco. that part of the story in just four minutes. >>> in the south bay, the search for missing teen sierra lamar took a turn today. hundreds of volunteers looked for clues that would help explain the teen's disappearance. >> reporter: she hasn't been seen for
KICU
May 14, 2013 11:30pm PDT
, putting it into a hedge fund and misspending every dollar. >> reporter: george gascon layed down hundreds of charges against the school district former employees. >> we had people that were in a position of trust that were taking money, who were diverting this money and often using this money for personal use. this is one of the worse kind of corruption. >> reporter: the district attorney today said former associate superintendent bashcum was the one that put together the plan. he says his client got the okay from her superiors to divert the money. >> they knew exactly what was going on. they loved the fact that she raised money and was able to save it for them. >> reporter: the district's current superintendent is vowing to cooperate in the ongoing investigation. >> we are mortified at the fact that trusted employees would conceive such a scheme to divert funds from the children for whom they are intended. >> reporter: teachers rallying tonight say that money could have helped keep jobs. >> these were mean lean years in which every penny would have mattered. >> reporter: they ar
KICU
Jan 22, 2013 11:30pm PST
dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >>> abortion on demand, never doubt apology. >>> 40 years ago today the roe v. wade made waves yet the fight is still divided. now it's being fought in individual states. a new bill was announced that's expected to expand treatments. supporters say that would help women living in rural areas where abortion services is limited. >> they want to -- to have access to early abortions. >>> san francisco police are asking for the public's help tonight to catch a pair of bank robbers. police released this surveillance picture. one man held employees at gunpoint demanding money while the other stood by the entrance. police say the two got away in a dark colored vehicle with an undisclosed amount of cash. >>> san francisco police are reminding residents that they need the suspect in an attack of a dog. he robbed a woman, grabbed her dog
KICU
Jul 24, 2012 11:30pm PDT
an upscale african american couple on prime time. he is best remembered as george jefferson. the cause of death has not been released. >>> a new strategy to combat the signs of [ male announcer ] it would be easy for u.s. olympian meb keflezighi to deposit checks at the nearest citibank branch. ♪ like this one. ♪ or this one. ♪ or, maybe this one. ♪ but when it's this easy to use citibank mobile check deposit at home...why would he? ♪ woooo! [ male announcer ] citibank mobile check deposit. easier banking. every step of the way. >>> sometimes when you get rid of one problem you create another and that looks to be the case in san jose. robert handa reports. >> reporter: coyote creek, the trees and clearings have made this a popular place for the homeless for years but after san jose cleared out homeless parks at kelly park last thursday many who did not get housing vouchers headed to key street. raul hernandez is worried how the city will react. >> they might just kick us out because there's too many people here. >> reporter: the influx of strangers is causing tensions.
KICU
Sep 5, 2013 11:00pm PDT
to close his eyes in peace, not pain. >>> the wife of george zimmerman has filed for divorce less than two months after he was acquitted of the murder of trayvon martin. the couple separated about three weeks ago. and last week she pleaded guilty to perjury for lying about their finances when his bail was being setups. a spokesperson for george zimmerman had no comment. >> it's a new look for the c.h.p. why the old crown has been replaced by this and the only place in the bay area you can see right now. >>> we told about you the incoming warm up but can triple digits hit you this weekend? >>> and in two minutes, fighting off a home invasion. >> this is a quiet neighborhood. >>> one of three suspect in a home invasion is dead after being killed by a resident. tonight police in san mateo say the suspects car getted -- targeted their victims. investigators say they all entered the home on lodi avenue. minutes later there was a gun battle. four other people were in the home including a pregnant woman who police say was held at knifepoint by one of the suspects. >> this is obviously a
KICU
May 27, 2014 11:00pm PDT
: six victims with six faces and six names. >> george chen. katherine cooper, james huong, christopher ross michael martinez, david wain, veronica wise. >> we ask why. why have such a beautiful place and such beautiful people been hurt in this way. why here, and why now? >> reporter: somber moments of reflection were punctuated by stern calls of change. >> we all know what's happening here and it's unbelievable that we're at this point. too many people have died and it should be not one more. >> not one more. not one more. >> reporter: the thousands of people in these stands wore these black ribbons an effort organized by a buddhist group who came here to support the victims from the bay area. >> so where he volunteered to purchase the ribbons. we have a chance to hug them, cry with them. >> reporter: and say one final goodbye with them. >> we will get through this together. >> reporter: in isle of vista, noelle walker, ktvu news. >>> the three victims from the bay area are being remembered with fondness and sadness at the high schools they attended here. george chen and j
KICU
Mar 21, 2012 11:30pm PDT
orlando area man has not been arrested for the shooting death of 17-year-old travon martin. george zimmerman is a neighborhood watch captain and says he fired in self-defense. police say zimmerman is white. his family says he is latino, travon is black. >> i say justice, you say now. justice. >> now! >> across the country, there were a number of marches and rallies calling for zimmerman's arrest. in new york city, martin's mother spoke to the crowd. >> it's the support that we need. we need this kind of support. our son was not committing any crimes. our son is your son. i want you guys to stand up for justice, and stand up for what's rice. this is not about a black and white thing. this is about a right and wrong thing. >> martin's girlfriend told attorneys that she was on the phone with him just before the shooting. she said that martin was worried he was being followed. then she heard a man asking what he was doing in the neighborhood. then she says she heard travon martin being pushed. that's when she heard the phone go dead. >>> 24-year-old tony jones was shot in the back, and
KICU
Aug 8, 2012 11:30pm PDT
sent packing. they lose two out of three. george katarras showing up large. zach greinke still hasn't won a game for the angels since being picked up. coco crisp doubles to tie it. 7-5. to make sure, chris carter continues to flex. two run blast off latroy hawkins. the a's are tied with the tigers. but in the west, the top dog is still the rangers. george hamilton, with a pesky pull. josh, three hits, four rbi's. 10-9, a typical fenway game. >>> kobe pumps 20, lebron a triple double. 119-86 better than australia. argentina next up for dream team 2. that is the sporting life for wednesday night. >> good night. >> for the a's, and giants. both look playoff bound maybe. >> that would be great. markk thank you. >>> thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. >> the morning team will be here at 4:30 a.m. tomorrow. it is a spare the air day. sal will be keeping tabs on your early morning commute. we are always here for you at ktvu.com. and mobile ktvu. ♪ [ music ] [ male announcer ] if you think any battery will do, consider the journey of today's athletes. their training depends on techn
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Apr 30, 2012 11:30pm PDT
shot and killed his younger brother. police say they arrested george enrique on charges of involuntary manslaughter. he went to show his brother a gun, when the boys were handling the gun, it went off. >>> investigators in the lamar case said they found five men in violation of their registration. later this week, crews plan to resume -- >>> a judge in san francisco has ruled that the wife of george mirkarimi can remain in venezuela for seven more weeks. she and mirkarimi have now agreed to extend her stay because he's out of work and can't support them. mirkarimi is suspended without pay. it's a process that could take months to decide. >>> closing arguments in a san francisco murder trial are set for tomorrow morning. 25-year-old edwin ramos is set with three counts of murder for the deaths of michael and matthew. they said that ramos is a gang member and opened fire on a car that he thought contained rival gang members. ramos says he was not the gunman. >>> he's charged with killing seven people in the bay area. our first look in court at an accused mass murder and the heartbreaking
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Jan 3, 2013 11:30pm PST
if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >>> the company that owned the oil rig that caused thedisastrous oil spill is agreeing to pay a fine. bp leased the rig from transocean and last november it agreed to pay $4 billion in penalties. oil spilled into the gulf for five months before it was capped. >>> in news of the world tonight in pakistan, a u.s. drone strike reportedly killed a top afghanistan commander. a pentagon spokesperson said he had a lot of blood in his hand. >>> in india, a sixth suspect is only 17 and may be charged in juvenile court. the crime has galvanized india to call for new laws to protect women. >>> and in vatican city it's cash only now for tourists. credit cards are no longer accepted. at least central bank has blocked electronic payments because it has not complied with money laundering rules. >>> subaru is sending
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Jul 15, 2013 11:00pm PDT
the downtown area, angry over george zimmerman's acquittal. right now, the protesters are assembled in front of the alameda county courthouse on fallen street, between 12th and 14th. that's not far from lake merritt. this is a live picture from news chopper 2. you can see the crowd has gotten slightly installer. we have a team of ktvu reporters on this breaking news tonight. we begin with ken wayne, who was following the protesters when they decided to walk up an on ramp to shut down intersate 880 tonight. >> reporter: 6th street at broadway is still closed. you can see the officer's car behind me. but the good news is the nimetz freeway is now open. after protesters walked to 6th and broadway, they were met with a line of officers in riot gear blocking their path of 6th street. some protesters broke away, and simply walked the opposite direction up the unguarded off ramp, and up to the elevated elevated portion of the busy freeway. traffic came to a stand still in both directions. despite the inconvenience, some motorists sympathized with the protesters. >> i don't mind at all. if
KICU
Jul 8, 2013 11:00pm PDT
have 30 days to reach a deal or there will be another strike. >>> george figueroa claims he was hit at a b.a.r.t. station. but b.a.r.t. officials say there was surveillance tape that shows the b.a.r.t. passenger never hit figueroa. his trial has been set for august 2nd. >>> new at 10:00, the top two members of the oakland police department hit the streets on their bicycles tonight. interim chief went and paul figueroa started their ride about 5:00 this evening. they road down international boulevard from 82nd avenue to fourth avenue. chief wentz says it's just one of the ways his department is reaching out to the community. >> the department is not going to be successful in fighting crime unless the community trusts the police department. >> reporter: the chief and the assistant chief also met with the community group that was cleaning up part of international boulevard. >>> piedmont police caught up with two armed robbery suspects after they crashed their vehicles in oakland's grand lake district. the suv rolled over and caught fire near the grand avenue onramp of westbound 580 in oak
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Nov 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
of the most tragic days of my life. and from san francisco mayor george christopher. >> a great loss to the people of america and the people of the free world. the raw emotions spilled for many. including this man so torn with grief he was brought to his knees. >> i came from john f. kennedy. she remembers her elementary schools. it's kennedy's works in 1961. >> it's not what the country can do for you. >> ask what you can do for your country. president john f. kennedy gone 50 years ago today. >> at ktvu.com we've posted a section dedicated to the as is nation. you can look for it in the -- assassination. >>> will we see rain. we'll have the weekend run down and more in the complete bay area forecast. they had tried to jimmy through here and it's broken up. >> and . >>> a south bay food manufacturer is recalling bonase sauce. it is made by tell monscow -- delmonico food. the recalled sauce was produced september 25, 27, and november 7. >>> son houma county -- sonoma county wineries are picking up security after robbers. >> here in sonoma county wine country someone is breaking i
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Nov 23, 2010 11:30pm PST
made the decision on the presidential race between george w. bush and al gore. >> after an intense day, it's time to wait and see here in washington tonight. >> reporter: as ktvu political editor, randy interviewed presidents and presidential hopefuls, mayors and governors, never shying away from asking the hard hitting questions. >> really wanted to ask you because brown said some harsh things about you. >> come over here and give me a hug. >> he didn't say that. he said that you didn't make appointments and didn't make decisions quick enough. >> reporter: why is randy leaving now while he's still going strong? he says for precisely that reason. he's still going strong and after 32 years of deadlines wants to try something new. but for those of us here at ktvu, his departure is bittersweet. we and the viewers will miss his expertise and insightful report of some of the biggest news makes of our time. we wish him well as he signs off from ktvu one last time. >> reporting live from washington, political editor randy shandobil, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> so good as what he does. >> suc
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Oct 12, 2010 11:30pm PDT
challenged students in george washington university to cast their ballot on november 2nd. >> the only way this is going to work is if hope is over fear and you guys manifest that campaign. >>> ten years ago today, 17 u.s. navy sailors died in a terrorist attack on the u.s.s. cole. ceremonies today mark the anniversary. al-qaida suicide bombers used a small boat filled with explosives to ram the cole while the destroyer was docked in yemen. last week eight survivors announced they are filing a lawsuit against sudan saying sudenese support helped in the attack. >>> how about a water taxi? >>> oakland firefighters are mopping up a one alarm fire at this hour near the emeryville city line. these pictures are just into the ktvu newsroom. the first fire was reported at a single family home. firefighters say no one was injured and they still have not determined the cost. >>> a decision in san francis san francisco clears the way for a new water taxi plan that will help commuters zip their way to their destination. >> reporter: this water taxi is the first in the area and is expected to be up and
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Nov 9, 2010 11:30pm PST
: after 15 years living on the streets, vietnam era veteran george edward smith says he's clean and sober now and has been for 11 months. thanks to sorts to plow share transitional program on treasure island, smith now 67 has a temporary home. >> i love it here because they give you a steam back, you're somebody. >> reporter: today san francisco officials started tearing down the guts of the landmark city building so they can build it back for chronically homeless senior vets like smith. >> to make sure that we're there not only in the battlefield abroad but the battlefield here at home. >> reporter: the building built in 1916 as the city's juvenile detention center is only 25 feet deep. >> 275 to 300 square feet per unit. full apartment, full kitchens. >> reporter: drafted and sent to vietnam when he was just 18. rudy navarros now 65 says he's still a work in progress. >> this has given you a future you didn't have? >> yes, it's given me my life back. >> i let the flag down. i'm picking the flag back up now. >> reporter: the two army buddies say, when veterans commons is ready for
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Apr 26, 2011 11:30pm PDT
is probably valued at about $200,000 right now. >> reporter: george bucas tax n told us as his prices go up, that cost is passed along to its clients. while most customers do expect price increases, some are willing to pay whatever it takes to get their cup of joe. >> i've raised prices twice in the past year and nobody complains about it. they come back every day. >> i'm going to have to redo my budget so i can afford it. >> it's a necessity for me. >> it's not like it's doubled or anything like that. so i can deal with it. cheaper is better. but does it impact me? not really. >> reporter: prices could go up any where from 85-cents per cup to a dollar or so per pound. sal castaneda, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new figures show a sharp price in death associated with pregnant women in california. what could be part of the sharp increase. >>> we have the >>> firefighters in the phoenix area are still on the scene of a stubborn fire at this hour at a paper recycling program. the fire started this morning gusting winds at over 25 miles per hour. people living down wind were told to st
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Sep 18, 2013 11:00pm PDT
: security features were lauded by george gaston and his counterpart. a less tempting item to steal. >> i have friends that have had them stolen and i've seen enough where friends constantly have them taken around here. >> people always struggle with change. you're going to lose the icons that look like stuff. what you're going to see is a much faster phone though as a result. >> reporter: his favorite change? siri. >> now you can give her or him the voice that would you like. >> that would be nice. i think mine is australian. i decided to change it up. >> reporter: apple is happy to hear positive feedback about its operating system. a big test would be how it impacts the big iphone 5s rollout. >>> more troubles tonight for apple's rival blackberry. the canadian smartphone maker plans to layoff 40% of its staff. blackberry has been struggling to compete with apple and samsung. >>> the former personal secretary for reverend martin luther king jr. plans to let go of several of his items. among the things heading to the auction block, hand written notes by king on the montgomery bus boycott,
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Jan 27, 2014 11:00pm PST
%. >> it's right about where george w. bush was at this stage in his administration. obviously, he went on to lose roughly 50 seats in the house. >> reporter: usf political science president says president obama must address the affordable care act. the website launch was a political fiasco, and red meat for republicans in an election year. >> he certainly can defend the law, but at the same time, has to acknowledge that mistakes were made. >> reporter: on foreign affairs, the president is expected to highlight his hopes to end the war. he can expect no cooperation. >> i think he has to say to congress, this is where we're going to go over the next year, and we're going to go there regardless of whether you go there with me or not. >> reporter: few goals of any of the last state of the state came to be. will this year be any different? >> given the longer heads in congress, i really don't see that happening. >> reporter: as for the connection between the state of the union and the city of san francisco, the white house released mayor ed lee will be joining mrs. obama at the state of the un
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Jun 11, 2013 11:30pm PDT
and the route is on. but we had a little drama late in the game as george beams mccutchin. the ump ejects him. they're gone. that was the biggest drama in the game. it was an 8-2 final. giants on the shortened. >>> if you live by the numbers, how about this 92% of the teams that win game three go on to look at 'em. living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver. you see in my day, when my mom was repainting the house, you couldn't just set up a tv in the basement. i mean, come on! nope. we could only watch tv in the rooms that had a tv outlet. yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch? [ kids cheering ] you're missing a good game over here. those kids wouldn't have lasted one day in our shoes. [ male announcer ] add a wireless receiver. call to get u-verse tv for just $19 a month with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >> man, anyone can have a bad night. by miami did it up in a powerful way. a clear definition of the world blowout. the spurs shooting the lights out had something to do
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Sep 7, 2012 11:30pm PDT
batting practice manager. tied in the 4th when george strips and rips a three run homer. hernandez gives up 11 hits, four and two thirds inning. a's starting pitcher. the rookie allows just one run. moves to 4-0 with a 2.2 era. a's got swept at home by the angels. people wonder fire ed it if it was the start of aswoon. oakland beats felix. a's still own one of the two wild card spots. >>> one of the true pioneers. many to the memorial hall of fame. he was the ncaa -- who played for the united states team . don knell season also made it in -- don nelson. he won a record 1335 games but no nba championships. born in berkeley attended ucla. played on the team and ralph sampson one of three college player of the year. he spent it would have his 13 seasons with golden state. >>> this week's friday night game of the week took place in danville where san ramon hosted and then got roasted. fired up as they look for their first win the season but the colts return three interceptions for touchdowns. carson takes this back 47 yards, folks also have a running back. scores once of his two td's. the qu
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Jan 28, 2011 11:30pm PST
appearing on the george lopez show sporting a gilligan's island outfit. he actually see the interview which is, believe me, for mature audiences. log on to www.ktvu.com to see it. >>> nothing but serious business when it comes to sandoval, slimmed down panda. that is the operation this winter. in is the shot on twitter. reports he lost between 17 and to -- 20 pounds. taking the situation seriously. the giants want him to show more discipline at the plate, on the field and at the plate on the dinner table too. >>> slide it down to torrey pines in southern california. all eyes on tiger. a strong round. here on 16, a par 3, 230 yards using a 5 iron. he shot a 69. phil mickelson a 69 as well. on 9 he rolls in the birdie. and his wife amy on hand. that is one of her first appearances since being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. >>> that is the sporting life for a friday night. >> brian wilson is a nut, isn't he? >> as long as he closes out ball games no one will
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Oct 25, 2012 11:30pm PDT
george mitchell and his washington law firm have reportedly offered to withdraw as the mediators. the state puc extended mitchell to a brokerage deal to find out how much pg & e should be fined. >>> a large group rallied in the south bay before a special election. they support immigration but says more has to be done. matt keller has the story. >> reporter: these are some of the signs they held up at today's rally. the group is sending a message that deferred action was good but they want immigration reform. the drum for the aztec dancing entertained about 100 people at a rally for dream deferred. >> we need to continue and organize for a solution which is the dream act or immigration reform. >> reporter: president obama's administration has approved more than 2,500 applications for the childhood arrivals program. it started in mid-august and gives certain undocumented registration tents a work permit for two -- undocumented residents a work permit for two years. >> we real real -- really want to push the congress for immigration reform. >> reporter: president obama said if reelected
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May 2, 2011 11:30pm PDT
gather near the home of president george w. bush to get support for the man who pledged osama bin laden would eventually be brought to justice. in a flight at north carolina, passengers got the word from the pilots. >> it was an air strike by u.s. forces. >> i'm happy that we are safer because of it. but then you look to the future, this is chapter one and there's going to be a lot of chapters in this story. >> that is what government officials and terrorism experts are telling us, the long ordeal to eliminate the threat posed by osama bin laden is over but the threat of terrorism has not gone away. ken wayne, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> after last night's celebrations in new york, and washington reaction today seemed more subdued. one vietnam veteran we talked to today says experiencing war firsthand he saw no reason to cheer. >> i don't think i would be involved in a celebration. having taken a human life. i think he got what he had coming. >> reporter: that vet said he wished there was an alternative to as he said taking a life but sometimes there's no choice. >>> u.s. intelligence offi
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Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> reporter: the white house says president and mrs. obama as long w-z former president george w. bush and bill clinton plan to attend the memorial event. >>> stpraáp announced their own memorial for nelson mandela. it'll be held in the rotunda and former mayor brown will attend. >>> san francisco animal control today arrested a man suspected of drowning two cat that is belonged to a homeless woman. animal control officers say they arrested lee roy patterson on drum street after a struggle. police say patterson confronted the homeless work last month on pier 15. he threw her belongings right into the bay including her two cats. patterson is now facing two counts of felony animal cruelty and if convicted he could get -p up -- could get up to two years in jail. >>> continuing coverage of the unseasonably cold weather affecting those who make live on the streets in san jose. >> reporter: emergency workers handed out covers in san jose . other homeless people there were sad about the death and worried about themselves. >> it scares me because i'm going through the same cold. you kno
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Nov 29, 2012 11:30pm PST
president george h.w. bush remains in a houston hospital tonight. a spokesperson reveals he's been at methodist hospital since the day after thanksgiving. bush has been suffering from viral bronchitis. the 88-year-old former president also had a form of parkinson's disease and that makes it difficult for him to walk. he is recovering from his bronchitis. >>> it should be through the bay area a little more rapidly you will see it here. it is raining heavy along the coast and in san rafael. even parts of san francisco out by the cliff house. 1:00a.m., you see the bulk of it now moving through the central bay. that's about three hours earlier than it was going to be. at 2:00 a.m. you see real heavy stuff around here near the san mateo coastline. wind gusts of up to 30 to 50- miles-an-hour. 4:00a.m. you see it starting to taper. it's in the south bay. the commute is just starting. the early commute. there's the back edge. santa rosa is just starting to see some breaks. you see the break here from san francisco south, we go a little further to 7:00 a.m. and you see the heavy stuff through.
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Dec 16, 2013 11:00pm PST
the games on the sideline. >> bill was that way, even george was that way. they get really, really wound really tight. and there is a certain period of time where you get a burn out. some coaches the earlier, some coaches it's later. and some coaches don't have it. i think it's important that he gets things tied up. >> reporter: all right, of course every championship team has needs, and they want a player who maybe doesn't line up as a superstar, but absolutely invaluable. the 49ers are going to be without one of those role players for the duration. bruce miller broke his left shoulder blade on this play. the 49ers will apparently sign former stanford fullback, owen marshek to replace him. >>> the warriors hit hard times, but their biggest star remains unphased. you'll hear from him. stanford's best player puts on a one woman >>> you know, they are supposedly the no excuse team. the warriors star player promises they'll get it turned around. but in the here and now, they're just not very good. turning the ball over at an alarming right. steph curry thinks the best is yet to come.
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Nov 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
first day on the job. >>> george zimmerman was arrested today on domestic abuse charges. he says he was trying to avoid a fight as she attempted to throw him out of their home in seminole county, florida. he is due in court tomorrow. >>> toronto mayor, rob ford was defiant today. ford rushed down the aisle to confront a heckler, but rushed into a city council woman. he then helped her up and apologized. he said there would be a war in the next election. in the recent days, the mayor has admitted to smoking crack cocaine, driving drunk, and using crude language on live tv. >>> nap time is prime time after pictures of their 23- month-old boy and his new puppy took the internet by storm. millions of people have now seen pictures of little bo and theo the puppy taking their nap together. is that just adorable or what? bo's mom started posting the photos on her blog after she realized the two liked to sleep together. the two touched a chord in cyberspace. >> i think there's so much bad news in the world all the time, every day, that's all we see. it's sweet, and it's innocent and it's lovely
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Dec 12, 2013 11:00pm PST
by giving up food for 24 hours. representative george miller finished his fast today then he passed the torch in the shape of a heart to eric swolwell so he could be in his fast. the democrats join other members of congress and activists on the national law in a fasting brigade that began a month ago. immigration reform is stalled in the house because speaker joe boehner will not allow it to come up on the floor. >> it's a symbol that we stand in solidarity for the families that are waiting for congress to act. >> reporter: the group fast for families began in washington, d.c. and dozens of locations across the country. some people have fasted for much longer than 24 hours. >>> 52 bus companies around the country have been shut down for safety violations. the action by the department of transportation was prompted by a crash that killed seven passengers near san bernardino in january. they ordered 340 buses off the road. one company operated out of southern california but it was not the one involved in that fatal crash. >>> the carusel is not expected to open until next year. the ri
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Jun 4, 2013 11:30pm PDT
pick a new supervisor to replace george shirakawa. the latest numbers show cindy chavez in the lead. teresa alvarado is second most volts and scott pham is third. we were at chavez' campaign headquarters tonight. if she falls short of the required 50% it looks like she will face alvarado in a runoff. tonight she talked about some priorities. >> we talked about winning by stopping the killing that's happening in our streets in san jose. >> the runoff is scheduled for july 30th. it is expected to cost about $1 million. the same as today's election. >>> a family outing turned deadly when their 3-year-old child was killed. new information from amber lee. she is at the scene of the crash in fremont where we spoke with neighbors, witnesses and police to find out more about what happened. >> reporter: we're at paseo padre parkway. you can see the skid marks left by the car and where it sheered off the bark of that tree. tonight people have left can les here. witnesses describe a scene that's horrific. we have learned the registered owners of this maroon honda accord are joey and gilbert gi
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Jan 12, 2011 11:30pm PST
mayor is moving quickly to try and find a new police chief to replace george gascon who is now the district attorney. the selection process is being fast tracked. amber lee is live in san francisco tonight with more on this. amber? >> reporter: frank, here at san francisco city hall tonight the new mayor told us during his first full day on the job he has already begun the process of selecting a new police chief. mayor ed lee told us he met with members of the police commission today and have directed them to select up to three candidates for police chief as soon as possible for his consideration. >> i promised as i was appointed here that that would be one of my top priorities and the process has started. >> we need to start the process selection in the cities and counts of san francisco. >> reporter: tonight the president of the police commission announced during its weekly meeting that the selection will be fast tracked. former police chief selected after a 7-month nationwide search. this time the mayor and police commission saying they will move quickly since the interim mayor.
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May 20, 2011 11:30pm PDT
. george hen d cap, a long time member of armstrong's inner circle told federal authorities he saw armstrong use performance enhancing drugs, this news coming one day after a former teammate of armstrong said he also saw armstrong use banned drugs. armstrong has passed hundreds of drug tests and has always denied that he took performance enhancing drugs. >>> folsom state prison near sacramento remains on lockdown after a riot there this morning. officials say the melee at the maximum security prison began when inmates started a fight in the exercise yard. guards fired tear gas and a warning shot to quell the violence. ambulances took seven inmate to sacramento area hospitals for treatment. two suffered multiple stab wounds. their conditions have not been released. no guards were hurt. >>> and a little later it's been in the news frequently because of violent attacks by patients. for the first time in years we get to go inside napa state hospital. that's in our next half hour. >>> an auction is currently underway to sell items once been on owned by the unabomber, but as ktvu's rita
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May 30, 2012 11:30pm PDT
along with rudy giuliani and george pataki attended the event. in all, 1.8 million tons of steel and concrete were hauled away from that site. >>> a new source of funding to help keep california state parks open. plus a new effort to deture spoking. where voters stand graduate, now that your journey begins, you're going to need a powerful connection ! felicidaaaadeeeees ! with this droid 4 by motorola on verizon 4g lte, you can stay in touch on skype with your loved ones. staying connected with your family... ... in more places, on america's largest 4g lte network. that's real value ! get $100 off any motorola 4g lte smartphone, like the droid 4 now just $99.99. verizon. felicidades ! rng we have an update now to a story we first told you about earlier this month, a 12-year- old boy is back home tonight after suffering a very serious injury during a little league game. talking about the pitch that changed his life. >> reporter: frank, this is the field where the 12-year-old was hit three weeks ago and suffered that serious injury. it's also the field where the young pitcher made
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