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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 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 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 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
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 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
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
KICU
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mar 27, 2013 11:30pm PDT
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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
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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
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
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
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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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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
KICU
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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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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Mar 21, 2013 11:30pm PDT
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 ] call to get u-verse tv starting at $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >>> a burned out house in richmond that was abandoned at the start of the housing crisis was torn down today. city officials say the home on chancellor avenue was a magnet for squatters, illegal dumping, and drug dealing. it caught fire three times, and they say the owner refuseesed to do anything about it. so city leaders got a court order to have it torn down. >> we had to track down the property owner. we had to determine who owned the property, the lien holder. then we have to go to court and try to get them to approve a warrant. >> wells-fargo, who was holding the lien agreed to pay for the demolition. neighbors say they're deleted to see it gone. the city is working on condemning, and demolishing four other abandoned homes. >>> it's a battle of preservation. proposed changes to yosemite national park drew a crowd to a mee
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Mar 27, 2014 11:00pm PDT
official who ordered the lane's closed on a george washington bridge saying he told christi about it. the report said the governor doesn't remember that. last september commuters got stuck in massive traffic jams because lanes were closed for four days. the scandal raised questions about christie's chances to run for the white house. >>> you can wound up saving hundreds of dollars by taking public transit to work. cristina rendon tells about a program that's making the bus or train and even cheaper alternative for people in the bay area. >> reporter: johnson jr. always starts his way walking. >> like a 15 minute walk to the bus stop. >> reporter: to get on transportation. he works at baits summit. >> el cerrito b.a.r.t.. >> reporter: johnson keeps walking up four flights of stairs to his office but he doesn't mind the hour and a half commute. >> good morning mrs. gonzalez. >> reporter: that's because the hospital provides a subsidy for the transportation. the bay area air quality management district are launching a pilot program requiring any company in the nine bay area counties tha
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Aug 8, 2011 11:30pm PDT
george w. bush became president because he won the electoral vote. >>> the bill allows authorities to seize the property of that's been used repeatedly for cock fighting. according to the humane society there's been 110cock fighting busts in california since january of 2008. >>> tonight the remains of those elite american troops killed in afghanistan this weekend are on their way the áf way back to dover. 30 u.s. troops, seven afghan commanders and an afghan interpreter were all killed when their helicopter went down on saturday. nato say s the investigation into the crash is ongoing. as the helicopter approached the ranger saw a rocket propelled grenade thrown by an insurgent hit the chopper. >> they were far from home but we know that they were also where they wanted to be. doing what they wanted to do alongside men who were perhaps closer to them than their own brothers. >> president obama reiterated the u.s. commitment to the war in afghanistan. >>> a bay area native was among those 30 service members killed in afghanistan. derek benson was from the bay area. he is survived by
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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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Sep 20, 2012 11:30pm PDT
felt on george cataras chase to center. chases it down. goes for a 2-run triple. they've ended their three game skid. >>> without victory, and no picnic awaiting. ben roethlisberger and the steelers come in already banged up and stretched to the limit. quarterback mike mitchell well aware of the problems the steelers present. >> ben roethlisberger is arguably a hall of famer. he's got one of the highest quarterback percentages in the nfl right now. he's playing very good football. he just has to be disciplined when broken plays are happening. >> all right, thursday night football the night the giants easily over carolina. 26-7 as eli manning was on his stick again. that's the sporting night. that's a blow out, unless you're a giant's fan.
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Dec 7, 2010 11:30pm PST
. and when that bomb went off, it really shook the building. >> george larson says two days after the attack, he was sent to chase submarines. he remembers the day he left to sea and the row of eyes that were looking at him like they would never see him again. >> reporter: and the beacon is lit just one day a year to mark the anniversary of the day president roosevelt said would live in infamy. nearly 2,400 americans died destroying 300 american planes. >>> fans waited decades for >>> the san francisco giants call it a thank you for their most loyal fans. season ticketholders are being given a chance for a close up with the world series trophy. the team says thousands signed up. rita williams reports. >> reporter: the fateful are on a pilgramage here. the object, the holy grail. close enough to touch, but you couldn't. >> this is the real mccoy. >> reporter: the giants invited all season ticketholders in for a picture this week, most jumped at the chance. coworkers gary hartford and carlos ramirez are nurses. >> what are you going to do with these pictures? >> facebook. >> sell them o
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Jul 29, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. the winner will replace disgraced former supervisor, george sharakawa. he pled guilty to gambling away a lot of taxpayer money. election officials anticipate a low voter turn out tomorrow of about 20%. >>> with one notable no, the senate overwhelmingly today voted to confirm james comby at the new director of the fbi. >> the nomination is confirmed. >> he is a former justice department official. republican senator rand paul of kentucky cast the one no vote. he's the first senator to vote against a nomination of an fbi director since 1972. paul opposed the nomination due to concerns about the fbi's use of drone surveillance over u.s. soil. >>> more than 100 child prostitutes were rescued over the weekend in a sweeping child sex trafficking string in over 70 cities across the nation. agents rescued 12 children in the bay area and arrested more than 20 pimps. >> reporter: the fbi called it operation cross country. an effort to save children from child prostitution and arrest. >> we were able to rescue 12 juveniles and arrest 21 pimps. >> reporter: eight of the children were from the
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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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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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Jan 3, 2014 11:00pm PST
much. george lucas had a baby. he had his first biological child at the age of 69. >> he's got three other kids and all are adopted. >> this is the first kid. the prequel kid. [laughter] >> justin bieber and selena gomez, looks like they are back on. yesterday in calabasas they were cruising on segways. >> you can't quit 'em. this has been the third, fourth or fifth time.
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Nov 27, 2012 11:30pm PST
remember the two slain leaders. mayor george mascone and harvey milk the city's first openly gay supersraoeup super -- supervisor. family members say the two men were trail blazers for civil rights. and the dispair on november 27, 1978 within they were gunned down by former supervisor dan white has now turned into hope. >> we will not stop until we have equality across the globe and that is what tonight means. >> reporter: with candles in hand, hundreds marched from city hall to the castro reflecting on the impact of the assassination. >> it mean as great deal. it means our freedom. >> i met mayor mascone the year before he was assassinated -- >> reporter: this man tells us he was only 19 at the time. he said these two leaders gave the gay community the courage to deal with the aids epidemic. >> that lit a fire under myself and my fellow activists. >> reporter: the mood was upbeat when the march ended. a memorial has been set up to celebrate the life of harvey milk. reporting live here in san francisco, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> credit card numbers hacked from a bay are
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Jan 16, 2012 11:30pm PST
george kelly, the bird man, the driver for bonnie and clyde. >> reporter: also under his watch inmate 1118. >> i was sent for trying to escape. >> reporter: the former armed bank robber spent five-years there but kept that part of his past a secret for 51 years. he only just started talking about it. >> i don't think i ever thought about escaping here. i didn't think it was possible because of the water. >> reporter: while most of the fictional account is actually filmed in vancouver producers hope to be back to san francisco if the show catches on. >> only one alcatraz. we have it in the title of the show. there is very few place that pack this sort of lore and mystery and so where better to do it than the rock. >> reporter: at alcatraz. ktvu channel it. >> the president and first lady did their part. the president showed off his artistic talents painting quotes the leader on the walls of a school in washington dc. he had help from his wife as well. the this evening they attended the let freedom ring concert. >>> in the south bay an event honoring dr. king today touched on the inequa
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Dec 2, 2011 11:30pm PST
that former presidential candidate george mcgovern has been hospitalized after he hit his head. the former south dakota senator was 89, and on his way to do an interview in mitchell, south dakota when it happened. no word on his condition. in 1972 he ran for president against richard nixon and ended up losing in 70 land slide. >>> and republican presidential candidate herman cain says he will make an announcement about his future campaign plans. he returned to atlanta to discuss the plans with his wife. the two have not talked face-to- face since a woman said she had a long-term affair with cain. >>> and penn state is standing by its decision to fire long- time coach joe paterno. they say it was in the best interest to fire him and the university president, coming after allegations that the men knew that coach sandusky sexually abused children on the school property. >>> and a company defending itself on accusations of smart wear key strokes, they monitor the strokes on the mobile phones but the company insists it doesn't record or restore private messages, they say the software in
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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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Mar 18, 2011 11:30pm PDT
not even close. george mason hands develop in a nova the 6th straight loss. mike morrison a nasty final nail. 61-57 is your final. >>> also baseball in arizona as get smacked around 18-1 by the white sox. and the dodgers beat the giants in scottsdale 6-3. and that is sports as we see it in friday night, julie and frank. by the way, president obama is 29-3 in the bracket so far. >> is he really? >> yeah. >> that's not bad. >> well, his brother-in-law is a coach. >> thanks, fred. >> be sure to join mornings
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Jun 14, 2013 11:30pm PDT
and george schultz were there we saw yahoo! founder gerry yang we understand organizers expect to have raised $500,000 from this event he is staying here in the city and expected to return to washington dc, tomorrow. >>> new at 10, facebook's top attorney is speaking out about the federal government's national security surveillance activities. the company received between 9 and 10,000 government requests to turn over user data in the last 6 months of 2012 those involved 18 to 19,000 facebook users the corporate attorney said facebook wanted to reveal the information because only a tiny fraction of its 1.1 billion users have been effected. >>> organizers of the bay bridge light project have two pieces of good news about the ever changing light show. crews determined why some lights have not been working while others stayed on and they have a short term solution while a long term fix is worked out it turns out the problem was moisture getting into the led lights. >> living in this environment of high winds, of salty air, rain and constant fog, and vibrations that just never stop from a q
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Aug 15, 2013 11:00pm PDT
51 in newly declassified documents. george washington university national security archive recently received a cia history of the plane with mentions of area 51. previous versions of the history have taken it to nevada where the government is throughout to test weapon and intelligence tools. researchers say it suggests the cia is less secutive about the existence of area 51. >>> from new guards to new locks. security changes made at bay area campuses as students go back to cool. >>> but up first, a reputation for prostitution. now this mottle is about to be torn down. the community is calling it >>> the city of oakland is declaring a small victory tonight in a fight against prostitution. a hotel in east hook land has been sold under court order. ktvu amber lee is live in oakland to tell us what will go up in its place, amber? >>> julie, the city attorney is leading the effort. tonight we spoke with community members who are handing out the flyers to offer help to women and children who have been lured in the human sex trafficking. >>> desperate for love they fall for any type of jiv
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