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Apr 25, 2013 12:00pm PDT
dedicate the official george w. bush presidential center. i'm casey steigal in dallas. i'll have that coming up. >>> rescue crews in bangladesh are in a desperate race against time to free survivors from the rubble of a collapsed factory. workers have discovered 40 people trapped in a room of the building pinned in by debris. so far they've rescued 12 of them, at least 238 people were killed when the building fell down yesterday. police had ordered the building evacuated tuesday when they spotted cracks in the walls. but factory officials refused and kept more than 2000 people working. >>> the coast guard says a spark from cleaning was the likely cause of an explosion last night on fuel barges on the mobile river in alabama. three people were critically injured in the explosions. the blast also forced the evacuations of a nearby shipyard and a docked cruise ship. >>> people from the texas town of west are gathered right now at a memorial service to remember the 14 people killed last week in a fertilizer plant explosion. firefighters and other first responders formed a procession this
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Jul 15, 2013 12:00pm PDT
acquittal of george zimmerman. alex savidge is live with more. is the city bracing for more problems? >> reporter: there's rally planned for downtown. these are what things look like after two straight nights of demonstrations. things go grow out of control. the mayor said this kind of destruction behavior dishonors the memory of trayvon martin. this morning workers replaced large glass windows at the chase bank on broadway after protesters broke them during heated demonstrations this weekend. the oaklandish store was hit. disappointing and frustrating for this locally-owned clothing company. >> it's really upsetting. we all live here and are from here and we do everything we can to support this community. so when something like this happens, it hurts more than anything. [chanting] >> reporter: outrage over the zimmerman verdict sent hundreds of people marching through the streets of oakland last night. it all began as a peaceful demonstration but later in the night, some protesters vand aldized businesses, blocked intersections and faced off with oakland police. in one case we saw a
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May 31, 2012 12:00pm PDT
between 2500 and 50,000 dollars. one former secretary of state, george schultz, spoke at the event. another condoleezza took the occasion to endorse him romney. >>> president obama and michelle obama today welcomed their predecessors to the white house to unveil the official portrait of former president george w. bush. >> from time to time those of us who have had the privilege to hold this office turning to people who know the feeling. we may have our differences politically but the presidency transcends those differences. >> this was a rare public appearance for him. he and his wife and daughters watched as the portraits were in veiled, his father and mother also attended. the younger president joked since the first painting is george washington, the gallery starts and ends with a george w. >>> the suspect in the case is set to return to court this afternoon where he is expected to enter a plea. he made his first court appearance last thursday. he is charged with kidnapping and murder with a special circumstance which makes him eligible for the death penalty. investigators say ga
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Jul 5, 2013 12:00pm PDT
witness stand in the george zimmerman trial. what martin's mother said about a 911 call on the night of his death. mom... yes honey? dad told me that cheerios is good for your heart, is that true? says here that cheerios has whole grain oats that can help remove some cholesterol, and that's heart healthy. [ dad ] jan? ♪ >>> well, testimony in the george zimmerman murder trial is being heard right now for a ninth day. it began this morning with trayvon martin's mother taking the stand. prosecutors played back 911 tapes as she listened. they were from the night trayvon martin was killed. fulton testified it was her son calling out for help. >> if you were to listen to that type and not hear your son's voice that would mean it would have been george zimmerman's voice, is that correct? >> i did not hear my son screaming? is that what you are asking? >> yes. >> i heard my son screaming. >> george zimmerman has pled not guilty to second-degree murder claiming he shot trayvon martin in self-defense. >>> we are learning new details about the condition of former south african president nelson
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Jun 19, 2013 12:00pm PDT
, "you're gonna like the way you look. i gashty it." now now george zimmer has been out of -- now george zimmer has been ousted from the company he founded. janine de la vega is live with what employees had to say. good afternoon, janine. >> reporter: well, workers are surprised. they say that george zimmer used to come in the store from time to time. they describe him as very likable and friendly. used to see him on the dance floor at company corporate parties. now it's unclear if we'll ever see his familiar face on tv anymore. >> i guarantee it. >> reporter: zimmer has been appearing in commercials for men's warehouse since 1986. he founded the men's clothing store that specializes in suits in the 1970s, starting a small store in texas. it grew nationwide to more than 1100 stores. the company's executive offices are in fremont. no one there would speak to us on camera about zimmer. the company released a statement saying zimmer is no longer chairman and the shareholder meeting today was being postponed. we just received a statement from zimmer which says, "over the past several months
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May 26, 2014 12:00pm PDT
is devastated by the loss of their son 19-year- old george chen. he had a strong desire to make the world a better place. >> he was a very ghoul and he tried to help people too. in into is in his fan manifest, it it they say his relationship with roger was complicated and they say at one point roger had him arrested. >> in such warm from his room and 44 wall who are in veil. and the sheriff's office and chris tape captain ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> one of the survive willing victims is from alamo elliot wanted him with them car, they were at the usual tap and they are recall a 100,000 and his deadly ram pain took 6 lives near the uc university campus. that is accordedelling to it frustrated and upset over hits parent's divorced and not successful with women. he killed six people before turning fun on its and he will why the ramp jersey was weren'ted to fit every. am drop and ramp engineer talked about his -- roger talked about his plans. >> he said i am going to kill them and kill myself and i remember him saying that. >> police believe he has been working overtime about -- be
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Mar 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
following a police shooting in san francisco. it happened last night on george court in the city's bayview district. officers spotted the bmw wanted in connection with an armed carjacking. that later lead to a brief chase. the police chief said the suspect put his car in reverse and ran over the officer, pulled back and was ready to strike again. >> the officer was vulnerable. could easily have been seriously injured or killed. two of his brother officers fired at the bmw, striking the driver one, the bmw then crashed into the facades in one of the residents. >> chief sur said the officer was not seriously hurt. the driver is listed in stable condition at sf general hospital. this is the sixth shooting in the bay area since friday. >>> i'm brian flores, live in santa clara. we'll give you a progress report on the 49ers' new stadium and the big regional push to bring the super bowl push back to the area. >>> mark tamayo is back in a few minutes. he said the rain is not over and he will have specifics on when we'll have more. >>> and the emotional streets on the scenes of venezuela a
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Apr 26, 2013 12:00pm PDT
congressional republicans to cut off the funding." >>> legendary singer george jones has died. ♪ honey that's for you it's not much but it's the best that i can do ♪ >> he died at vanderbilt university medical center in nashville after being hop iced with never and irregular blood pressure. over the course of his career, he recorded more than 150 albums. he was married to tammy wenette from 1969 to 1975. george jones was 81 years old. >>> the biggest event ever held in napa county takes place next month and that has been residents concerned. the four-day bottle rock music festival will feature 60 bands, including the black keys, flaming lips and the black crows. they will perform on three stages at the downtown expo complex. local wine, beer and food will be available. neighbors worry about the 30,000 people expected to attend every day. >> it might blow up in their faces, they could have five days of crisis management. >> yeah we're breaking new ground. there's a little bit of trip kiddation -- tripped hiation, what is it -- trepidation, what is it gonna be? >> a four-day vip pass r
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Dec 16, 2014 12:00pm PST
two former presidents, his father, george hw bush and brother, george w bush. other potential republican candidates include fellow floridian senator marco rubio and new jersey governor chris christie. >>> happening today -- san francisco is presenting its proposal to bring the summer olympic games to the bay area. in 2024 it will compete with three other u.s. cities and might be up against rome, paris and melbourne if it reaches the next level. sal castaneka has an update on the city's bid. >> reporter: good afternoon. san francisco mayor ed lee, giants president larry baer and bay area olympic committee members are in redwood city today to present their proposal to bring the summer olympics to the bay area in 2024. four u.s. cities are in the running, san francisco, los angeles, boston and washington, dc. this up to the u.s. committee to select a city that will enter the national competition. in 2016 they will narrow it to four cities and make a final decision in 2017. the last time an american city hosted the summer olympics was 1996 in atlanta. recently the international co
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Dec 14, 2011 12:00pm PST
bribery charges george gascon just wrapped up a news conference outlining the alleged scheme. he said the two took money from restaurants and employees to help them get passing safety grades. the men took up to $200 each from each restaurant's food, safety manager. gascon said they victimized the businesses hundreds of time. >> as public servants we are entrusted with not only the well fare of the -- welfare of the public. >> the safety inspectors face multiple felony charges. each man could be sent to prison for eight years and fined 10,000. >>> there is a new warning from governor jerry brown. the -- the state could face more cuts. that's in addition to the $1 billion in cuts he ordered yesterday. those cuts will take effect january 1st. funding for the school busing program will be eliminated. the uc and scu school systems will each lose $100 million along with in-home support for seniors and the disabled. state revenues fell short by more than 2 billion triggerrering the cut -- triggering the cuts. this would raise the state-wide sales tax by a half cent. >> allky say, you ca
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Sep 13, 2013 12:00pm PDT
, prince george, and both parents say they are nervous to leave george at home and checked their cell phones regularly to make sure all was well. >>> santa clara county's top health officer is retiring after almost 30 years on the job. officials say dr. marty fencershibe led the response to a.i.d.s., h.i.v. dr. sara koti will serve as interim officer until a permanent replacement is named. >>> the minimum wage in california would become one of the highest in the nation if governor brown signs legislation that's now on his desk. the state approved a bill to hike the minimum wage to $89 next july. it would go up to $10 by january 16. a full-time worker's wages would increase by $4,000. this would be the first increase in six years. people we spoke with say it seems only fair. >> it seems like it. people are struggling the way the economy is. it seems like minimum wage, people can't live on that anymore. >> they say the increase will stimulate the economy because workers will spend more of what they earn. but opponents call it a job killer. governor brown has indicated he will sign the b
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Jul 24, 2013 12:00pm PDT
about nine minutes to brighten your day. >>> and we have a name, by george. the news from the british royals -- just ahead. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> pope france sis fras greeted by -- francis was greeted by a huge crowd in blah still. this is his first public mass in the country. thousands backed the basilica for the service. security was more controlled today compared to the chaotic scene yesterday when people swarmed over the car of the pope. in his message, he urged the faithful to resist the idles of money, power and pressure. the pope is in brazil for world youth day which brings young catholics together every three years in different countries. >>> back here at home, three people are under arrest accused of an early-morning robbery at a santa clara gun store. at janine de la vega reports -- as janine de la vega reports, an alarm alerted police and they recovered all of the stolen guns. >> reporter: a bold mov early this morning. police say they punched out windows and stole firearms at reed's. >> they broke a lot of showcases and shattered a lot of windows. there will be a lot of cle
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Apr 25, 2012 12:00pm PDT
why there could be a delay for facebook's ipo. >>> and new efforts to lure george lukas and his new film studio back to marin county. how lukas film is responding. >>> financial markets barely budged after the federal reserve said late this morning it would stick with its plan to keep a key short term interest rate near ze but apple -- near zero but apple's report has boost ed the market. the dow is up 81 but the nasdaq is up significantly thanks to apple. the nasdaq is up over 2% right now. s&p 500 is up also 1%. apple stook still doing today -- stock still doing well today, up $9. that's after the couper tino company posted strong earnings yesterday. iphone sales topped $35 million which made up half the company's revenue by ipad sales were still not as strong as forecast >>> there are reports facebook may delay its initial public offering. the kpt had been aiming for an ipo sometime in may. the changes after facebook went on a buying spree that included the photo sharing start up in instagram. the initial stock sale could be put off until late june. >>> george lukas' film company
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Mar 13, 2013 12:00pm PDT
is the first we've seen something like this. >> let's watch. [speaking italian] >> george -- cardinal of the holy roman church, bagolia who takes for himself the name of francis. the new pope is from argentina. george mario bergolio. >> we have a new pope and that new pope is not one of the names we heard much. bergoglio of argentina. shepard smith is live in rome with more on the new pope and his identity. >> he was on our watch list and had been from the beginning. he's a man of the people as our guests here explained. he's a man who rides the bus. he was second, the last time around. that was the belief. and now, now we know. >> they made a serious choice. this man is a man of the people. it means the entire latin american world has a pope that speaks spanish, he rides the bus, a man in solidarity with the poor. >> and ordinary for eastern right faithful in argentina who lack the ordinary of their own right, born december 17, 1936, making him 76 years old. he was ordained for the jesuits on december 13, 1969, during study as san miguel. was a novice master and taught th
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Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm PST
down the back of that. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in guarded condition at a houston hospital. a spokesman says he is alert talking with staff and surrounded by his family. he was moved to the intensive care unit on sunday and been in the hospital since last month for complications related to bronchitis. >> they don't put you in icu because things are going well, we are hoping the medicines and the treatments can help him turn things around. >> mr. bush has a high fever and is now on a liquids only diet. his wife barbara and sons former president george w. bush and jeb bush have all been visitors to the hospital. >>> two law students were charged with crimes today for killing and decapitating an exotic bird in vegas, the two 24-year-old students are dustin and eric, police say on october 13th, the two attacked and killed a foul at the flamingo resorts wildlife attraction, today he was charged with felony animal killing, torture and cruelty, the other faces a misdemeanor charge, both are due back in court in february. >>> more severe weather on the east coast is bringi
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Apr 3, 2012 12:00pm PDT
determine whether martin's civil rights were violated. neighborhood watch captain george zimmerman shot and killed martin more than a month ago in florida. zimmerman has claimed self- defense and has not been arrested. >>> we're getting an enhanced look at surveillance video showing zimmerman the night he shot and killed the teenager. this video came out last my. it appears to show -- knight. this appears to show zimm -- night. this appears to show no injury to him but this image shows a possible injury on the back of his head. zimmerman claims martin jumped him from behind, punched him in the nose pushed his head in the sidewalk. >>> last month a state appeals court ruled against the powerful plant being placed and the residents. >>> today, the marin county board of supervisors will hear an appeal regarding george lucas's plan to transform the old graydy ranch into -- into a large digital facility. lucas' plans include a film production studio, stages, a restaurant, parking, and more at skywalker ranch on lucas valley road in san rafael. >>> some lucky b.a.r.t. passengers this mor
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May 2, 2011 12:00pm PDT
death of bin laden marks the end of a worldwide manhunt. in a statement the former president george w. bush said this momentous achievement marks a victory for america for people who seek peace around the world and for those who lost loved ones on september 11, 2001. amid concerns of retaliation the u.s. state department says it will step up security at u.s. diplomatic areas around the world. >> i think the successor will be nothing on the scale of what we've seen of bin laden. >>reporter: the president's top counter terrorism officials say that the president will be speaking in more detail about the mission leading up to the death tonight from the white house. >> the president said that there's nothing we can't do as a nation. >> i think we can all agree this is a good day for america. our country has kept its commitment to see that justice is done. the world is safer. it is a better place because of the death of osama bin laden. >> u.s. officials say that his body was buried at sea from the deck. the body was buried within the 24 hour time frame required by islamic law. we're gettin
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Dec 29, 2010 12:00pm PST
the sierra will get any snow out of this one. >>> george clooney's group, on. >>> a long time bay area resident may be reported, but wants the governor to grant a pardon. he's an ex con who served time artisan quentin, but is now a program manager for a local youth outreach program. when he was 16 he was sentenced for seven years to life for a home invasion robbery. he was paroled after serving 19 years in prison. immigration wants him deported for his crime. >> i deserve a chance to utilize the skills i have to stay in the united states with my family. >> several prominent politicians have joined in the petition drive. they're asking the governor him to pardon him as one of his final acts before he leaves office, but can't speculate on what's going to happen to him. >>> still ahead, he's been called uncooperative in this investigation. coming up, what punishment brett favre for not being candid to investigators about allegations of sexual harassment against him. >>> the dow is up almost 40 points, a pretty light day trading wise. you've got the weather and holiday week, so tradin
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Nov 29, 2012 12:00pm PST
. >>> former president george bush has been hospitalized with bronchitis. he was admitted to the hospital in houston the day after thanksgiving with a persistent cough. we're told that the illness is not life threatening. he has a form of parkinson's disease. he's the oldest living former president at 88. >>> we'll tell you where two tickets were sold in the biggest lottery jackpot ever. wait until you hear what hostess executives are asking the judge to do as they sell off the bankrupt company. card hassles? introducing chase liquid. the reloadable card that's easy to activate and can be used right away. plus, you can load cash or checks at any chase depositfriendly atm and checks right from your smartphone. get rid of prepaid problems. get chase liquid. >>> there's some good economic news out today. pending home sales rose to a six year high. a live look at the big board, the nasdaq up 15, s&p up three. >>> hostess is seeking approval to give its top executives bonuses totaling 1.8, incentive pay to keep 19 high level executives during the liquidation process which could take about a year.
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Mar 24, 2014 12:00pm PDT
were eliminated. all three expected george washington to beat memphis on friday. warren buffett put the money that would go to anyone who correctly picked each winner. >>> more than a dozen arrests after a year-long police investigation and the arrests range from accusations of murder to conspiracy to robbery. we're still learning more about "operation sunny day" in the south bay and how it is dismantling gang activity. the latest at 5:00 on the ktvu news. >>> thank you for making ktvu your choice for news. we're always here for you at ktvu.com and you can follow us on twitter and facebook. alex paen: right now we need your help to locate the many children and adults who are missing. [captioning made possible by telco productions, inc.] alex: thanks for joining us. i'm alex paen. you may not know
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Jun 1, 2012 12:00pm PDT
political art. the museum is adding robert yarnissons famed bust of george mosconi, the mayor assassinated with harvey milk in 1978, it was created for the opening but it was pulled because of writing on the pedestal about the assassination, it goes on work as part of a full gallery devoted to him. he grew up there and die in 1992. >>> an effort to regulate california marijuana dispensaries has won a key victory but its future is doubtful. the state assembly passed a bill yesterday to create a state agency to oversee the medical marijuana industry. it would license dispensaries and manage things from growers to deliver drivers to marijuana testing labs, however it may not be approved by the senate. critics say the bill is short on specifics, especially how the state can governor hundreds of dispensaries and thousands of workers. >>> new ferry service starts monday between south san francisco and the east bay. the ferries will run between the terminals at jack lemon square in oakland, mine street in alameda and oyster point in south san francisco. they will operate only on week
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Feb 11, 2015 12:00pm PST
an effect on robbery gate rates. george gascon is one of the driving forces behind this. gascon says cen theft is already down especially for iphones because apple already imblipmented the kill switch technology. >> it became known on the streets that it was better to stay away from the apple phones because of the likelihood they could have the feature already working. >> he says the number of cell phones stolen in san francisco last year fell 27% and there were 40% fewer iphone thefts. we'll have a better idea how well the technology works as a deterrent after the law goes into effect on july 1st. >>> the u.s. championship has been stripped from a chicago- based little league team that made history last year. little league officials say the jackie robinson west team broke rules by having players outside of the district. all of their victories leading up to and during the world series have been taken away. the team was the first all african-american little league team to play in the world series championship game. they later went to the white house and met president obama and th
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Sep 14, 2010 12:00pm PDT
not guilty. authorities say george huggins shot and killed 45-year-old gin hong kang after allegedly robbing him of just $17. investigators say the suspect's girlfriend,al thea house -- althea haasly, was not present. >>> this afternoon, the attorneys for the man accused of killing a bay area journalist will be in court to plead their case to move the trial to los angeles. yusef bey iv is accused of ordering a codefendant to gun dawn chancily bailey in oakland -- to gun down chancily bailey in oakland three years ago. they say the publicity prevent them from getting a fair trial. >>> a dramatic rescue today in the waters off richmond. >> reporter: from richmond, it's a trip they've made hundreds of times without incident. find out why this fishing trip was different. >>> a chilly cold start to the day. we're going to tell you what's forming that will bring a change to the forecast. >>> and rumors or reality? we'll check on the threat of a sickout by the muni drivers of san francisco. e ret ma oilwi totr wco l wcote >> ...berber carpet. it was a whole bowl of stew. nooo. why? i could
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Jul 23, 2013 12:00pm PDT
, george gascon announced the plea deal between his office and the bicyclist. bicyclist christopher bucchere has agreed to plead guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter. the plea is the first of its kind in the nation according to the d.a. gascon says the plea makes sense. >> this was a complicated case. the evidence in this case was not easy. while we have ample evidence to file this case the way that we did, we also recognize that there were risks involved in trying this case, there were risks for the prosecution, there were risks for the defense. >> do you have anything to say? >> reporter: bucchere seen after the court appearance, he hit 71-year-old sutchi hui while riding down a steep hill down market street. prosecutors say they went after a felony conviction after evidence pointed to his recklessness, the man who was hit died four days after the conviction. prosecutors say if bucchere adheres to the terms, the judge could reduce his conviction to a misdemeanor. >> the judge can at the six- month mark, he can reduce the conviction to a misdemeanor. that will be entirely up to
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Aug 24, 2011 12:00pm PDT
george gascon said it will be important for counties to work together as they implement a new state requirement that low level offenders be sent to county jails, not to state prisons. that was part of the state budget deal. and it's compounded by a federal lawsuit that orders california to reduce prison overcrowding. the new policy referred to as realignment takes effect october 1 st. >> because the way that we have been working we have the vacancies, right? there are other counties working, operating at capacity plus, so they don't have any bad space in their county jail. >> he is hosting a conference today for a bay area law enforcement official to discuss how to deal with it. >>> every year ktvu and our parent company cox enterprises seek out people who dedicate themselves to improving and preserving the outdoor environment in our communities. we call them cox conserve heroes. our chief meteorologist bill martin has this report on one of this years's younger nominees with a green thumb. >> reporter: in a city that celebrates fog, strawberries and zucchini, even cale flourish. >>
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Jan 11, 2012 12:00pm PST
before a judge. district attorney george gascon made that announcement in the last hour. noelle joins us with what is about to happen. >> reporter: na conference wrapped up. we now know there are 26 felony charges filed against the accused mission district rapist. some of the charges include sexual assault, robbery. frederick dozier faces a few of those charges. and the d.a. has made this a priority. surveillance video and tips and community policing came together to give them a big break. the attack started on june 17th on the mission district's 24th street corridor. the assaults became increasingly violent. there were three of them in all. the last one, police say, was very bloody scene. d.a. gasconne has called this case a model for how police and the community should work together. >> this has brought a community together. while it's really good that the community came together, the community and police should be together every day. we should be helping one another on a regular basis. we should not waiting for a tragic event for the community to come together the way it has >> i want
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Jun 5, 2015 12:00pm PDT
, diana. charlotte and her parents william and kate and big brother george have been living at an estate a couple of miles away. >>> thank you for making ktvu your choice for news. we're always here for you at ktvu.com. you can follow us on twitter and facebook. have a great weekend. - [voiceover] today, on animal science ... did you know that an elephant seal's nose inflates to amplify its roar? the sound can be heard up to a mile away. (seal roars) plus, the african wild dog has one of the most powerful bite forces on earth. and ... the giant anteater doesn't have teeth but with a two-foot-long tongue, it can eat 30,000 insects a day. from treetops to coral reefs these animals have some incredible survival skills. welcome to the fascinating world of animal science.
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Mar 28, 2014 12:00pm PDT
custody in this case. we did see one of them, george nay, an alleged associate, walking out of court following the hearing. his attorney spoke after the hearing, and he said while the charges in this case are very serious, people should withhold judgment. >> people should not make up their mind about the charges. if the charges read like something out of a big crime movie, there's a lot they say happened, i say they meaning the government, and i wouldn't be surprised if it's typical that when you get to the facts it's not exactly as portrayed. >>reporter: the senator did not appear in federal reported to. he remains out of custody on bond. none of the attorneys would talk about how their clients might be connected to the senator or comment on the specifics of the federal charges. in fact, some of them said they haven't had a chance to read the entire complaint at this point. most of those co-defendants will be back in front of a judge either next week or the week after that. we're live this afternoon in san francisco. channel 2 news. >> stay with us for the latest on the state senato
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Jan 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
test yesterday. that pilot, george kleess, has eight years of experience but has had some problems in the past. now according to state records, kleess ran aground brieffully a sacramento river on august 27th of 2009. then two days later, he ran into some wooden pylons on a catwalk in stockton. caltrans officials say the bridge itself sustained no structural damage as the wood in the metal fenders absorbed the impact just as they were supposed to. but the questions remain about how this happened and -- and if the pilot will be found at fault. we're told the ntsb will be doing two separate but concurrent investigations. we expect to learn more about that later today. live on treasure island, sal castanedo, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> four men are accused of robbing a gas station and assaulting the clerk at the shell station on lone treeway. police say four men in their 20s rush the store and tried to steal cases of beer. the clerk said the men attacked him when he tried to stop them. a man we spoke to is not surprised by the robbery. >> there is just -- a lot of negative activity around th
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Dec 3, 2012 12:00pm PST
george and even diana, a nod to the princess of wales. life from the newsroom, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, tara. >>> the city of san jose reportedly has a shortage of people to work at its water treatment plant. the water pollution plant provides wastewater treatment for more than a million residents in san jose, and other cities. according to a report released today, one-quarter of the plant's positions are available. the report says there's fierce competition statewide for technic nickly trained workers. >>> the mars rover, it's reported said there's compounds but it's too early to know if it's evidence from life. >> we just simply don't know if they are indigenous to mars or not. it will take us some time to work through that. i know there's a lot of interest in that and -- but the point is, is that "curiosity's" middle name is patience. we all have to have a healthy dose of that. >> there had been rumors in the past few weeks that nasa was going to take an historic announcement about what "curiosity" found on cars. nasa scientists now say that was a misund
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Aug 26, 2014 12:00pm PDT
where crews are inspecting a crack. sal? >> reporter: david, this is highway 29. the george butler bridge. you can see one lane is closed up there. you can kind of see the closure although there is a big truck going by. one of the two lanes on the bridge on southbound 29 is shut down on the -- on this work area. at times they've closed both lanes to bring in more equipment. newschopper2 got a look at the repair process shortly after the closure sunday after an inspection then. someone noticed a crack near the west end of the bridge. after this morning's inspection, caltrans looked at it and made a decision to close the lane. >> it extends across both lanes of traffic. we'll be repairing the number one lane first and then they will transition to the number two lane and repair that also. >> reporter: now, cracks in the pavement are -- is what's closing this bridge, the chp says -- caltrans says it's not a structural issue. they determined that driving across the bridge was unsafe. although the closure is causing huge delays out of napa, officials say it had to be done. >> it seems th
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Jun 20, 2013 12:00pm PDT
percentage say they disapprove. >>> now to the george zimmerman trial. we have learned that a jury has been seated. the all female jury is made up of all women. four alternates are being chosen. the sanford florida neighborhood watchman is charged with second-degree murder in the deadly shooting of unarmed 17-year-old trayvon martin. >>> oakland's police department is introducing the five captains and lieutenants who will oversee the districts. you can see how the city will be divided from this map. ktvu's katie utehs just stepped out of the ceremony to explain the major goal of this change. good afternoon, katie. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. well, that introduction ceremony started within the last 15 minutes making those police captains more visible to the public is the main component of this new model. let me show you the video we just took of the captains. they will oversee one of oakland's five districts. they will each be dedicated to a district. now, by dividing the city into five areas, the geal is to dayer crime prevention for each -- the goal is to tailor crime preventio
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Dec 10, 2010 12:00pm PST
george washington university hospital. he expects to be back to work next week. >>> according to the latest national data from the is census, people can expect to live 77.2 years, a month less than those born in 2011. the drop is so small, it's impossible to know if it's the beginning of a trend. women continue to live longer until about 80 compared to 75 for men >>> a two-drug combination is helping women with breast cancer. about half of the 450 women in a recent study getting the combination saw their tumors disappear. just 20% taking either drug alone got the same results. >>> members of a radical church say they will picket elizabeth he had wards' funeral. members of the westboro church says that blaspheme led to her cancer. >>> there were protests around the world against chime ya for its treatment of a chinese dissident who was unable to attend his open nobel prize. >> the lauriat can be here nor can his wife be with us. no medal or diploma will therefore be presented here today. [ applause ] >> imprisoned chinese dissent lui xiabo is serving a sentence in china. chime ya put
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Jan 5, 2011 12:00pm PST
call. >>> in san francisco, police chief george gascon is talking about crime. he just wrapped up a press conference to discuss the y ear- end crime statistics for 2010. he talked about new procedures that helped reduce crime and the need for more nonlethal weapons available to his officers. jade hernandez joins us now from san francisco with more. good afternoon, jade. >> reporter: good afternoon. sanfrancisco police have been in the news for several o fficer-involved shootings recently. today the chief of police discussed crime in the city here at the center. he contends that the city of san francisco is a much -- is much safer than it has been. the department compiled the y ear-end report. the number of homicides in 2010 are up slightly. the last time san francisco saw that number was back in 1974. you are looking at video from the city's last homicide last year. chief gascon said no one should try to fair urban and suburban areas. the rates showed san francisco's murder rate is much lower than in boston, and even l.a. a commander says the d epartment's refocus on the c ity's are
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Jan 27, 2011 12:00pm PST
george washington university. the color coded system was implemented after the september 11 attack with levels going from green to red. the new system will be based on a simple premise. >> when a threat develops that could impact you, the public, we will tell you. we will provide whatever information we can so you know how to protect yourselves, your family and your communities. >> the new terror alert system is scheduled to go into effect by the end of april. >>> investigators are deciding whether to search -- where to search next for kidnapping victim juliani cardenas. last night stanislaus sheriffs announced divers will not go back into the murky chilly waters of the delta canal. they've already pulled eleven cars out of the water in the last six days, but not the silver toyota corolla believed to be in the canal that belongs to kidnapping suspect jose rodriguez. >>> one of the cars that was recovered from the canal has been returned to its owners. but they don't want it back. the car was stolen in november. since police don't know who stole the car, state law says the couple ha
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Nov 9, 2010 12:00pm PST
former george w. bush is set to hit stores today. the book lays out the 14 most critical moments in his presidency. in the book, president bush defends waterboarding and talks about the response to hurricane katrina irresponsible. >>> a pg&e manager is apologizing for using a fake name when trying to join an online discussion group about the company's smart meters. william devero is the director of the smart meter program. he tells ktvu that he is responsible for finding out what the public thinks about the smart meters. he used a different name but his real name came up with his e-mail address. the moderator recognizes him. some called it spying and unethical. >>> tomorrow, the metropolitan transportation commission could approve taking the first step to building a new bridge across the bay. a midbay bridge is being discussed as a way to take traffic off the san mateo and bay bridges. it would link peninsula cities near sfo and the east way to hayward. this project would cost $400 million. it's been discussed but has been tabled when they discuss who is gonna pay for this. some bay are
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Nov 7, 2011 12:00pm PST
on tomorrow. the sheriff's position is on grabs without michael hennessey running. george gascon is fighting for reelection. and voters will also weigh in on pension form with props c and d. >>> other races of vote in the -- of note in the bay area, the one to replace david smith, newark's mayor. he's held the position since 197. sunnyvale voters will decide if their mayor should be directly elected. in ma -- in marin county, voters are asked to raise the sales tax up to offset property taxes. >>> mr. obama urged congress to support tax credits for businesses that hire veterans. he also said the labor department was putting a special emphasis on helping veterans find job. >> we ask our men and women in uniform to leave their families and jobs and risk their lives to fight for our country. the last thing they should have to do is fight for a job when they come home. >> the tax credits cleared the house next month. the senate is expected to take them up today. >>> authorities in contra costa county are investigating two armed robberies just miles away ard trying to determine if they a
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May 7, 2015 12:00pm PDT
misconduct have caught the attention of george gascon. now he's expanding his investigation after allegations of racist and homophobic sections sent by police officers. he said a task force will be assigned, including three retired judges who will review 3,000 arrests involving 14 officers to determine if bias led to wrongful prosecutions. he says the judges will also evaluate whether there is a deeper culture of bias at the police department. a ktvu crew was inside a press conference with g -- is inside a press conference with gascon now and will have more at 5:00. >>> we've uncovered problems with the automated toll collection. hundreds of thousands of people use fastrack. we met two women who ran into financial troubles because of issues they encountered with fastrack. one of them had such a large debt in tolls and penalty fees, she chose to declare bankruptcy. we found that their cases are far from rare. fastrack processes 125 million transactions on the bay area's seven bridges every year. most of them with no problem pat-- at all. but we found that 342 mistaken charges happe
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Feb 26, 2014 12:00pm PST
-old was killed in florida by neighborhood watch captain, george zimmerman. the jury later acquitted zimmerman of all charges in the shooting death. protesters outraged about the shooting will gather in several u.s. cities including oakland at 4:00 p.m. today. >>> he was part of the san francisco landscape for three decades. one of two men who spent their days scaring tourists along fishermen's wharf. one of those men has now passed away. claudine wong talked to his family and the man who may understand best why jacobs loved what he did. >> for 36 years, david johnson has heent his -- has spent his days hiding behind bushes and scaring people. he will tell you he's known as the one and only bushman. [laughter] >> i heard about him. >> he will also tell you there was another. another man who called himself just bushman. that man was gregory jacobs. he set up shop down the road. for decades also made a living the same way. the two had it out a while back. >> after that first fight, we got along. >> reporter: when was the fight? >> this was -- that was about ten years ago. >> reporter:
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Apr 13, 2012 12:00pm PDT
bail for his client at a hearing scheduled for one week from today. 28-year-old george zimmerman made his first appearance in a florida court yesterday but did not enter a plea. right now, he is being held without bail. also, the judge appointed to handling the case said she might have a conflict of interest. her husband is a television legal analyst whom zimmerman first approached to represent him. >>> san jose plays are police are forcing new charges of racial profiling. they say that african americans, latinos and other minority are forced to sit on the curb more often. the officers must now record the race of those stops and wear a small camera to record everything that happens. >>> now it is important to speak out for him and for others. >> the family of a berkeley man killed by an an intruder after slow police response just made an announcement >>> mark tamayo is back with when we'll see rain and we are checking on an important baseball game >> reporter: we are live at opening day where the giants are warming up and the fans are excited. we'll tell you why this game almost didn'
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Dec 18, 2014 12:00pm PST
other driver she hit were hurt. >>> repairs are being done at an east bay george zimmerman after a car crashed into it this morning. this is what it looked like after the honda slammed into the ufc gym at the willow shopping center in concord. police say the 81-year-old driver mistook her gas and brake pedal while walking. no one was in the area of the gym where the car entered the building. no one was injured, including the driver. >>> a benicia man was shot when he went into the wrong house while he was drunk. police say 24-year-old true hatch was pounding on the sliding glass door of a home at 4:30 yesterday morning. the people inside called 911 but seconds later, hatch smashed the glass door and walked in. the homeowner told police he warned the intruder he had a gun but hatch walked into the family room so the homeowner shot him. >> and right after my dad fired the shot, benicia police broke in the front door because they were already en route from my mom calling. and they arrested him pretty much on the spot. >> police say hatch was not trying to steal anything but was very intox
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Mar 7, 2012 12:00pm PST
lester hodges and their autistic son george. >> my heart goes out to them. they're such nice people. you wouldn't want better neighbors. they're so sweet. i'm stunned, very stunned. >> neighbors placed flowers in front of the home today. they say the father works odd hours and the mother spent a lot of time caring for the son. police say he also suffered medical problems. >>> employees at a concord convenience store dealing with the trauma of a violent take over robbery. it happened at 7:30 p.m. last night at the super liquor and food at 1511 monument boulevard. these are surveillance photos showing the robbery in progress. police say the mean would robbed several customers, took cash, liquor and alcohol from the store and hit one clerk on the head with a gun. another clerk spoke to one of our reporters today but did not want her face shown. >> he was pretty scared because he thought he was gonna die when he saw the gun. this is the second time it happened to him. he was pretty scared. >> the clerk will be ok. he is planning on taking a few days off. this is the second time this sto
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Jul 12, 2013 12:00pm PDT
matthew's name. >>> it is judgment day in the george zimmerman murder trial. a jury of six women are now deliberating his fate. the judge gave the jury instructions 30 minutes ago, closing arguments wrapped up earlier as the defense and prosecution gave their last attempt to convince the panel about how zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old trayvon martin. the defense even used a block of cement in his argument. >> that is the sidewalk. that is not an unarmed teenager with nothing but skittles trying to get home. >> isn't that every child's worst nightmare, to be followed on the way home in the dark by a stranger? isn't that every child's worst fear? >> zimmerman is charged with second degree murder and they are also allowed to consider first degree manslaughter. the claims he shot him in self- defense. if convicted he faces life in prison. >>> the police chief is reacting to the new movie about oscar grant released in select cities. it depicts his last 24 hours and including the shooting by a bart police officer that killed grant at the bart station in 2009. chief canton rainy said
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Nov 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
in their homes. >>> the santa clara county sheriff is looking for a suspected bike thief. george lee has been seen stealing high-end bicycles in santa clara and marin county for months. they say the 46-year-old asian man was caught in july during a sting operation in tiburon but then released on bail. the investigation has been ongoing into bike thefts. he has two outstanding warrants. they believe he's staying with family or friends in the area. >>> caltrans is delaying demolition of the old span of the bay bridge that was supposed to start this morning. they say the new start date will be this week or early next week. the entire demolition process is expected to take at least three years. >> reporter: we're live at san jose state university where an emergency meeting was just held to discuss millions of dollars in cuts that need to be made for the spring semester. we'll tell you about the impact to teachers and students. >>> it's another nice day around the bay area. but mark tamayo will be here to tell you when you can expect a cooling trend and a chance of rain. >>> a new mov
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Feb 28, 2012 12:00pm PST
in the george washington university poll, compared to 34% for romney. newt gingrich is third at 13%, and ron paul has 7%. >>> san francisco mayor ed lee and members of the chamber of commerce focused on jobs and economic growth this morning. they gathered for the annual city beat breakfast at the marriott marquis. several focused on the discussion about the growing industry. the mayor had good news about the economy, saying revenues were $121 million higher than expected in the first six months of the fiscal year. he says the thing he focuses on first every day is getting people back to work. >> i don't care if i'm called the boringest guy that's got one thing, but again, i will repeat. i come here every single day to the office asking whether or not i've created another job for somebody else. >> he says in the last year, san francisco gained more than 17,000 jobs, and unemployment has dropped from 9.5 to 7.6% during that time. >>> three san jose employee unions have filed a complaint with the securities & exchange commission. it's the latest fall-out stemming from the city's worst
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Apr 20, 2012 12:00pm PDT
today for george zimmerman, the man charged with shooting trayvon martin, bail was set at $150,000. if zimmerman can make bail he has been ordered to wear some type of gps monitoring device. he has already already surrendered his passport, his attorney is asking he be allowed to live out of state because of threats to he and his family. he is charged with second- degree murder for the shooting death of trayvon martin. at this morning's bail hearing he made his first public comments and apologized directly to martin's parents. >> i wanted to say i am sorry for the loss of your son. i did not know how old he was. i thought he was a little bit younger than i am and i did not know if he was armed or not. >> after the hearing an attorney for martin's family said they were devastated and outraged that zimmerman was allowed to make that statement. >>> on ktvu.com we posted a time line of events in the case, look for that coverage under the u.s. news tab. >>> an elderly woman is in the hospital after a fire inside her emeryville apartments. investigators say the fire started in a drier just be
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Feb 15, 2011 12:00pm PST
honor today to 15 people. former president george h.w. bush was mock the recipients in the -- among the recipients in the ceremony for the medal of freedom. other recipients include, the bay area's basketball hall hall offamer,, bill russell. >>> the san francisco public works department says it took six hours to clean up after the valentine's day pillow fight. we spoke with them earlier this morning and also learned it cost $8,000 to clean up the feathers left behind. last year, it was a lot more, costing 35,000. fewer people showed up so the cleanup was easier. pillows for puppies collected 150 bags full of trash and 300 pillows that will be donated to dogs at shelters. >>> coming up tonight at 5:00, we are on storm watch looking live at the skies above marin county for the -- where the storm is coming in. we have crews situated across the bay area and in the sierra. we'll have live team coverage. that's coming up in our next newscast, the news at 5:00. and we have weather coverage on our website at ktvu.com. thanks for watching. have a great day. ♪ teacher, teacher, now we're b
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Nov 8, 2011 12:00pm PST
third floor. about an hour ago, the news conference wrapped up. it whats with -- it was with george gascon. family members quietly followed him upstairs. he said the plea deal was consideration for the family members and that way the family doesn't have to come to court every day and see the man who killed kate huran. >> i'm very sad but i feel good there was a plea and this horrible monster will never see the light of day. >> reporter: today, the d. announced that -- d.a. announced that scott holland accepted a deal and waived his right to future state and federal appeals. he's expected to receive 50 years to life in prison. in november of last year, he posed as a pg&e worker and went looking to make a victim his victim. after knocking on the doors of russian hills homes, kate huran opened hers. holland told investigators he was upset his wages had been varnished to -- to pay for child support. >> he went to cash his check, buy drugs and he was looking to rape a woman, he told police. >> reporter: police found holland after -- police found huran after making a welfare check. since
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Jun 7, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. those on probation, parole or currently charged with an offense do not qualify. >>> george zimmerman surrendered to police last sunday. he will be in jail another three weeks. a judge revoked his $150,000 bail after prosecutors claimed he lied saying he could not come up with that much money. prosecutors say zimmerman had actually raised the money in donations through a website for his defense. zimmerman claims it was self defense when he shot and killed martin last february. >>> some east contra costa county fire stations will close now that measure s has failed in tuesday's election. the contra costa times reports, the fire district will decide on monday whether to cut 16 jobs and close three stations in bechtel island, nicen and brentwood or slash 19 jobs and close two stations. measure s, the parcel tax, would have saved those services. >>> members of linked in and e harmony are advised to change their password because those passwords have been hacked. they say 6 million user passwords have been packed -- hacked. people who pay to use an upgraded site are also at risk of having t
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Oct 11, 2010 12:00pm PDT
. >>> george miller and john garamendi is participating in a protest of federally mandated trees. they gathered at wildcat creek where federal flood inspectors want 1,000 trees cut down. no vegetation policy has been around for decades. but federal officials are enforcing it more rigorously since hurricane katrina. they say a tree can fall and damage a levee. >> you may want to go into areas like this and do some selective cutting to provide a better flood path but you dote want to be be dah -- but you don't want to strip them. >> garamendi says this in some ways they could strengthen the levees. if the federal government goes through with the plan, california are lose 3,000 miles of vegetation. homeowners would be required to buy flood insurance. >>> there is a call for the bay area's two professional teams to share a home. the trapped miners in south america are days from freedom. we have details that's good news for the rescue operation. >>> nearly 700 nurses at children's hospital in oakland plan to walk off the job tomorrow morning. the three-day strike is tied to an ongoing dispu
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