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"i don't really have the words to describe it. it looks like a war zone. it is. it's the devastation that only fires of this kind can bring about." (grant) tonight...as another sun sets...the destruction and heartbreak in butte county is becoming even more clear. right now, there's a desperate search for dozens of people who remain missing after a wildfire rages through butte county... destroying everything in it's path. good evening i'm grant lodes. (vicki) and i'm vicki liviakis. tonight we are learning more details about those people who are missing. right now crews are searching for 103 people. 48 people have been killed-- making it the deadliest fire in state history. so far the fire has burned 135- thousand acres-- and it is just 35-percent contained. 76-hundred homes have been destroyed and more than 15- thousand remain threatened. (grant) here's a look at where the fire is burning in
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relation to chico... the red shows just chico... the red shows just how massive this blaze is. today... members of the trump administration, fema, and governor jerry brown got a first hand look at the destruction. kron4's ashley zavala joins us live from the fire command center in chico to explain what they hope to accomplish soon. ashley? u.s. secretary of interior ryan zinke joined jerry brown today as the governor announced an executive order to cut red tape and streamline recovery efforts here in butte county.both zinke and brown sending a joint message that now is not the time to point fingers at who is responsible for the campfire...((pkg)) ((jerry brown)) "this is so devastating, i don't really have the words to describe it." governor jerry brown at a loss for words for the state's deadliest and most destructive wildfire.((ryan zinke)) "this is the worst fire i have ever seen."u.s. secretary of interior ryan zinke making his fourth trip to california for a fire...zinke responded to
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criticism of president trump's comments on california's forest management and his threat to withhold federal relief."the president has pledged his full support to california. this is just not a state issue, this is not a federal issue, this is an american issue of managing our forests. we all want healthy forests."both zinke brown agreed to not place blame on any agency or utility for the campfire. the governor refusing to comment on pg&e's possile role.."no. i'm not going to talk about---that's a legal matter and we have the most expensive lawyers in the world that will argue it out in exquisite detail."after listening to federal and state officials .. the mayor of paradise weighed in on the cause...(jody jones - mayor of paradise) "the trees are still alive. it didn't burn down the trees. it burned down all the structures at the bottom, so i'm not a forestry expert, i don't know but i think it's a lot more complicated than people think."((ashley))mayor jones told us citizens continue to ask how soon can they get back to their homes... she said it could still be a couple of weeks... fema officials saying they are working on securing more permanent housing for those
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victims who lost everything. sheriff has released a list of people that are missing from the camp fire. we've posted that list on kron-4- dot-com. it includes 103 names - with people ranging in age from their 30's to 90's. authorities say some of the people may be in shelters - and just may not be in contact with family members. so they are asking people to take a look let them know if you have spoken to anyone on the list. (grant) police say six people have been arrested on suspicion of looting homes
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that people evacuated in butte county. the sheriff's office says deputies on monday found two men hiding inside home in the town of paradise with a handgun and paradise with a handgun and drugs. deputies also found an atv, an ar-15 rifle and tools the men are suspected of stealing. and two other men were arrested yesterday with a laptop computer that didn't belong to them. a few hours later, two more people were arrested after they were spotted in a motorhome reported stolen in the neighboring town of magalia. (grant) in the aftermath of the butte county wildfire - p-g-and-e shares have fallen to their lowest level in a decade. some homeowners are blaming the utility for the fire. in a lawsuit filed this week - those homeowners claim a high voltage transmission line failed, sparking the fire. they accuse p-g-and-e of failing to maintain infrastructure p-g-and-e told state regulators last week that it experienced a problem on a transmission line just before the flames erupted. investigators have not
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yet determined the cause of the fire. (vicki) our team coverage of the wildfire continues tonight. the north bay animal services is doing their part for some of the furry fire victims. kron4's dan kerman is live in petaluma with the details. dan? pet donations for fire victims 1114185 insertall day long people have been stopping by north bay animal services in petaluma to donate a wide range of pet supplies for pet owners impacted by the camp fire.sot pam henry/santa rosa dog breederthis petaluma quilter made more than 100 beds sot jayne myers/petaluma residentthis load will packed into these trailers and driven up to the northwest spca in oroville on sunday. it will be the second round of donations since the fire brokeout.-nats- during the last visit the petaluma shelter also picked up 12 dogs and 19 cats that had been at the oroville spca prior to the fire... susan and charlie adams are fostering 3 of the puppies until they are ready for adoption.sot susan &
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charlie adams/ fostering dogs the dogs range in age from 5 weeks to 2 years, the cats from 2 months to 2 years. (vicki) kron4 and our parent company-- nexstar media group... have nexstar media company-- our parent kron4 and (vicki) years.months to 2 cats from 2 to 2 years, the from 5 weeks range in age the dogs dogs fostering charlie adams/ sot susan & adoption.ready for adoption.sot susan & charlie adams/ fostering dogsrange in age from 5 weeks to 2 years, the cats from 2 months to 2 years.
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(vicki) (vicki) kron4 and our parent company-- nexstar media group... have partnered to help the fire victims in butte county. if you would like to help those affected by the 'camp fire'... the american red cross is accepting donations. you can check kron 4.com for details.. (grant) developing news tonight out of the south bay. santa clara police are searching for a 49er fan who went missing during the game on monday.(vicki) kron four's rob fladeboe brings us up to date on the story now live fromsanta
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clara. rob? (rob/live) i am here at the command post on democracy way not far from levi's stadium. this is a picture of the missing man, 32 year old ian powers, who was last seen heading for the bathroom during the 4th quarter of the game on monday. the missing man is 32 year old ian powers, of spokane, washington. this is a clip of powers attending the 49ers game monday with his girlfriend and her two kids. powers has not been seen since he went to the bathroom during the 4th quarter says the girl friend, chelsea robbins. chelsea robbins/missing man's girlfriend "...it doesn't make any sense, he was drinking before the gme but he wouldn't just disappear like that and not call or check on me and the kids to make sure we made it back to the car..." santa clara police spent the day searching for powers in parking lots, a nearby golf course, waterways and other areas around levi's stadium. cell phone activity suggest powers lastknown location was near great america parkway and tasman drive. captain wahid kaezem/santa clara police ".....we've done an exhaustive search of his financial, e
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mail and social media accounts and have not seen any unusual activity so we are just reallybaffled at this point and are very concerned for his well being..."powers girlfriend says they were en route to los angles after visiting family in the bay area. as she joined the search for powers near where they had parked here along patrick henry drive, robbins says she had a brief contact with him after the game. chelsea powers/missing mna's girl friedf "...we talked about meeting at the car as me and the kids were in the bathroom and i called him and he said he was near the entrance and then as we were leaving the bathroom video chatted for a minute and then got disconnected...."there was nothing to suggest he was upset says the girlfriend. and so far, police say there is nothing to suggest ian powers was in any kind of trouble.captain wahid kaezem/santa clara police "....there is nothing to suggest foul play however given the fact that it is still a mystery what happened to mr powers we are very concerned and hoping the public can help us find him..." (vicki) (vicki) another big story tonight
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- some major changes could be coming to the toll plazas at the bay area's seven bridges. today, the bay area toll authority oversight committee put a green light on a plan to look at removing all toll plazas, including the big one at the bay bridge. kron four's terisa estacio is live at the bay bridge toll plaza with more about why the
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committee is considering this move. safefe is the big factor here..... safety for drivers and for toll takers... (take pkg) john goodwin, metropolitian transit commission, spokesperson. safety is a big deal, it can help in a variety of ways. john goodwin with the metropolitan transportaion commission on wednesday's big takeaway from the bay area toll authority oversight committee hearing... goodwin explains that back in 2015 - the mtc asked an enginnering group to study the costs and challenges associated with going cash free at the toll plazas - similiar to what t golden gate bridge had done back in 2013. goodwin. staff looked at three options, and came back with open road tolling that would be no one there... just fast track. goodwin says some of the benefits of going for open tolls would be to improve traffic flow at the plazas, reduce emissions, and protect toll workers... take a look at this, a while ago, there was a rash of robbed at the carquinez bridge. for that reason, and due to space concerns and congestion, the carquinez bridge coudl be the first to see its toll plaza
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come down. goodwin. it is similiar in size to the golden gate... so we have some experience with that size. (terisa live) as for the bay bridge... that would be the last of the 7 bridges to have it's toll plaza come down, bc of the volume of traffic here.. there are hundreds of toll takers, goodwin says they plan to work with caltrains to figure out how they could be retrained... of course this is not a done deal... the mtc has to give it's green light before this becomes a reality, terisa estacio (grant) tracking the wildfires burning
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in southern california. another blaze is threatening people who live there-- and the death toll is rising. what one high school teacher's students are doing for her... after she lost everything. (vicki) plus... a new mother is thanking a police officer in the east bay... after he saved her baby. we'll explaiwhat happened. (grant) plus after the break.. a warning as people get ready for the holidays. where police say thieves are targeting women
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who are shopping.. (lawrence) i'm chief meteorologist lawrence karnow, i'll have your full bay area forecast after the break.
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(grant) breaking news: attorney news:attorney michael avenatti - known for representing porn star stormy daniels - was taken into police custody after an allegation of domestic violence.we know the alleged incident happened in los angeles - but no other details
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have yet been released. avenatti has been publicly weighting a 20-20 presidential run. (grant) in the east bay.. the holidays are coming up and many of are coming up and many of you may be hitting the malls to get a head start on shopping.(vicki) but after a couple of incidents that happened at a few shopping centers in concord, police are warning you to stay alert. kron 4's sanaz tahernia has more. they'll swipe them off tables, rip them straight out of your hand, and most recently, they've approached victims while they're in their car smash their windows and reach in. i'm talking about purse snatchers and they've been hitting hard here in concord specifically in shopping centers like the verandas and willows along diamond blvd. as we approach the holiday season shopping centers become a target for thieves, but police say a number of incidents have happened in th last couple months with the most recent one this past monday.
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pulled tight over their face so only their eyes are exposed. in the incidents that happened in october, the suspect vehicle is a newer model black honda, either a civic or an accord, and this last incident that occurred on monday it's a white mercedes suv."> police say that these purse snatchers look for women that are alone and once they grab their purse, they get into get away vehicles that have paper license plates. they also say the incidents happened between the hours of 1pm and 5pm. reporting in concord, sanaz tahernia, kron 4 news (grant) wildfires are burning at both ends of the state...and san bernardino county is the latest trouble spot... as overnight a wall of fire threatened homes. meanwhile, ninety miles to the west, search dogs uncovered a third body in the woolsey fire zone,two bodies were found earlier, burned to death in a car in malibu.the latest was found in the charred remains of a hillside home that was directly in the path of the fire. sheriff's deputies say they
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conducted an extensive search of the home on tuesday, but it took a search dog to fine the remains in what could have been an enclosed patio or bedroom.the woolsey fire is now burning away from populated aress,it has destroyed nearly 5=hundred homes.... including this woman's"it's interesting because i'm not a really an overly social person, but when my home was hit, i put it on facebook to let my family and friends know. it's out in the open. i'm at peace with it. i have an army of amazing people behind me to get back together and start over again. i feel awfully lucky."high school dance teacher reesa partida lost everything."currently sad about my christmas decorations because it's almost time. some of that stuff, my grandma gave me. she's dead now and it can't be replaced. my wedding dress, that would have been nice to have."her students at van nuys high raised thousands of dollars to help her."it's so nice. i've felt so loved. that makes up for all the pain and sadness. it's really nice." natsanta ana winds whipped the sierra fire in san bernadino nearly 150 acres fire crew used bulldozers to create a embers spread the fire closew to middle ofthe night people were roused from bed ands told to take what they could and get out.by morning the fire was 75 percent contained.fire officials blamed it on a transient warming himself by a campfire.
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(grant) as for the cause of the woolsey fire, the southern california edison utility reported an incident at one of its electric substations right before the first flames broke out. calfire says the investigation into the cause has just begun. meanwhile, firefighters say they've reached 47 percent control. the fire has covered 135=thousand acres in the past week, (anchor) taking a live look outside-- taking a live look outside-- overlooking downtown san francisco. (anchor) time now to
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check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: very bad smoke swept back into the bay area today making for some very poor air quality. its extremely poor in livermore and the trivalley. tonight hazy skies will continue with cold temperatures. lows will be in the 30s and 40s. high pressure will bring more offshore winds tomorrow with unhealthy air. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and low 70s. air quality will slowly improve this weekend and should be much better next week. (grant)
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(grant) he is being called a hero for saving the life of a new born child. an east bay police officer coming to the aid of a mother in need of helpmother in need (grant) next week. much better and should be this weekend slowly improve air quality will and low 70s. be in the 60s and low 70s. air quality will slowly improve this weekend and should be much better next week. (grant)
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(vicki) plus after the break... hear from a local police officer who stepped in and saved a newborn baby.
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(grant) he is being called a hero for saving the life of a new born child. an east bay police officer coming to the aid of a mother in need of help(vicki) the officer says he had to act fast to save the child's life kron 4's haaziq maduyn has the story. (pkg)you are looking at body worn camera video of a life or death situation involving a infantnats/officer gregory palomo/oakland police department "flipped the baby over with the baby's head right here and then just gentle pats on the back"> oakland police officer gregory palomo is demonstrating how he used c-p-r to save the life of a new born child. it happened around 3:22pm tuesday. the baby's mother had just given birth in this vehicle parked outside a motel on 6th street.
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officer palomo was on patrol when received a call regarding a woman in need of medical assistancesotnicole friend is the oakland police dispatcher who answered the 9-1-1 callsot sothe says it took less than a minute for the baby to revivesotnick patel he was working in the area when officer palomo arrivedsot officer palomo has been in uniform at opd for about 2 1/2
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years. he says in this case he relied on his police officer training as well as his own personal instincts as a father sotjust another typical day in the life of an opd officer right?sotin oakland haaziq madyun kron4news (vicki) (vicki) next at 5:30... a u-p-s truck is involved in a fiery crash in the north bay. we'll tell you how to find out if a package you were expecting was destroyed. (grant) plus after the break... we have continuing coverage of the wildfire in butte county. we're live in the we're live in the destruction -- as crews are desperately searching for more than 100 people who are still missing tonight. sfx: squeak
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tonight at 5:30... a wildfire continues to cause destruction in butte county. and tonight-- there is a desperate search for dozens of people who are still missing. (vicki) fire crews have released a detailed list of those who are missing. right now that number stands at 103. 48 people have
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been killed-- making it the deadliest fire in state history. so far the fire has burned 135-thousand acres-- and it is just 35-percent contained. 76-hundred homes have been destroyed and more than 15- thousand remain threatened. (grant) kron 4's j-r stone is live in paradise tonight-- a town that was nearly wiped out by the fire. jr?
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(grant) kron4 and our parent company-- nexstar media group... have partnered to help the fire victims in butte county. if you would like to help those affected by the 'camp fire'... the american red cross is accepting donations. you can check kron 4.com for details.. (vicki) also tonight at 5:30... kron4 is always tracking local stories. here's a look at what's going on in your neighborhood right now. (grant) in the north bay tonight - c-h-p investigators are still looking for a driver who they say caused a u-p-s big rig driver to over-turn and catch fire in cotati. the crash shut down 101 northbound lanes for several hours. kron 4's sara stinson was on scene and explains what happened.
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east bay... there's a movement to turn hate into love in alameda. community members will vote on a proposal to change the name of "haight elementary school"... to "love elementary school". the effort to rename the school started last year when it was revealed that former california governor henry huntly haight had white supremacist views. students, teachers, staff, and parents will vote on the new name tomorrow. lawrence karnow: very bad smoke swept back into the bay area today making for some very poor air quality. its extremely poor in livermore
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and the trivalley. tonight hazy skies will continue with cold temperatures. lows will be in the 30s and 40s. high pressure will bring more offshore winds tomorrow with unhealthy air. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and low 70s. air quality will slowly improve this weekend and should be much better next week. (grant) the the warriors brew haha is dominating the local sports conversation... and some
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people are wondering if the dubs drama is the beginning of the end of their dynasty. as of last night... kevin durant and draymond green had not spoken. the team suspended green last night after he and durant fueded the night before at the end of regulation. green reportedly chastized durant in the locker room post game, bringing up k-d's impending free angecny... reportedly calling him the "b" word several tiimes. today the team flew to texas for a road trip... and it's unclear if the two stars buried the hatchet at 30-thousand feet. today i talked to veteran chronicle columnist scott ostler about why these two guys are fueding. (grant) steph curry steph curry steph curry will not play
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for at least a week and a half as he recovers from a groin strain. but he is traveling with the team to texas - presumably to be a stabalizing force in the locler room as durant and green try to patch things up and regroup. (vicki) coming up... as we approach the busy holiday travel season... s-f-o is introducing a new program to help you get through security faster. we'll show you how it works. oh! oh! ♪ ozempic®! ♪
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kron 4... crews in alameda county are battling a 20-acre grass fire. it's happening off palamares road and niles canyon road... northwest of sunol. we will keep our eye on the situation there and bring you updates as they become available. (grant) still ahead... breathing in the wildfire smoke is bad for your health... but there are some mental
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health impacts you should know about. dr. ian wong about. dr. ian wong joins us live in studio to talk about that. you know when you're at ross
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yeah! that's yes for less. entertain in style all season long. it feels even better when you find it for less-at ross. yes for less. (vicki) continuing our coverage of the wildfires burning up and down the state. tonight we are learning about the health impacts. (grant) of course-- the smoke has been bad for everyone. but there are some mental health questions-- like if people may feel anxiety or depression as anxiety or depression as a result of the fires. joining us now is dr. ian wong... the chief medical officer with "doctor on demand." thanks for being here. when wildfires threaten ... it's not just flames that can damage peoples' health.the smoke can also put people at risk.smoke from wildfires combines various gases with fine particulates that come from burning matter -- trees, plants and anything else in the fire's path, like building
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materials.if there's a lot of smoke in the atmosphere, it can make anyone -- even healthy people -- sick. breathing it in can affect you immediately.it can impact your respiratory system and your eyes ... elevate your heartbeat, even trigger headaches and chest pain.and if you have asthma or chronic heart and lung diseases, smoke from wildfires can make them worse.children and the elderly are also at special risk.if there are wildfires near you, keep the air inside as clean as possible by keeping windows and doors shut ... and the fresh-air intake on your air conditioner closed.if there are people with risk factors in your home, consider investing in an indoor air filter.and be sure to pay attention to air quality and visibility reports ... heed any advisories from local safety officials ... and don't delay if you're told to
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evacuate.
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(anchor) taking a live look outside... at the san mateo bridge.(anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: very bad smoke swept back into the bay area today making for some very poor air quality. its extremely poor in livermore and the trivalley. tonight hazy continue with cold lows will be in the 30s and pressure will bring more winds tomorrow with unhealthy air. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and low 70s. air quality will slowly improve this weekend and should be next week. (grant)(grant) next on kron4 news at
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5... get ready for more crowds at the airport as thanksgiving is approaching. find out how s-f-o is trying to make security lines move a but quicker.
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(vicki) flying the friendly skies might be a little crowded for the next couple of weeks. this is expected to be the busiest thanksgiving áever for air travel.(grant) and ahead of the busy travel period... s-f-o is unveiling new automated security screening lines to ease congestion. kron4's will tran shows us how it works. the san francisco international airport (sfo), in partnership with the transportation security agency (tsa) and united airlines, will unveil new automated screening lanes, which offer enhanced security and improved efficiency through the security screening process. arriving just in time for holiday travel, these new units will debut in terminal 3, where united airlines operates, and will serve as a pilot test for potential adoption in other terminals. sfo is the first airport in the san francisco bay area to deploy this technology.
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(vicki) that wraps up kron 4 news at 5.(grant) ken wayne and pam moore are here with kron 4 news at six. (pam) coming up next on kron4 news at six. we are just minutes away from a cal- fire update on the wildfire in butte county. we will bring it to you live... (ken) then - a display of unity between the trump adminstration and governor jerry brown.. as federal and local officials get a first hand look at the devastation caused by the camp fire. we'll have the latest from butte county - next at six.
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(ken)threatened. (ken) lawrence karnow: very bad smoke swept back into the bay area today making for some very poor air quality. its extremely poor in livermore and the trivalley. tonight hazy skies will continue with cold temperatures. lows will be in the 30s and 40s. high pressure will bring more offshore winds tomorrow with unhealthy air. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and low 70s. air quality will slowly improve this weekend and should be much better next week.
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130k acres burned35% contained homes destroyed 76008817 total structures burned
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(ken)cal - fire giving some cal - fire giving (ken)cal - fire giving (ken) (ken)cal - fire giving (ken) cal - fire giving some cal - fire giving (ken) (ken)cal - fire giving updates.... (pam)governor jerry brown toured the fire zone in butte county today.... kron fours ashley za-val-a has more from chico. u.s. secretary of interior ryan zinke joined jerry brown
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today as the governor announced an executive order to cut red tape and streamline recovery efforts here in butte county.both zinke and brown sending a joint message that now is not the time to point fingers at who is responsible for the campfire...((pkg)) ((jerry brown)) "this is so devastating, i don't really have the words to describe it." governor jerry brown at a loss for words for the state's deadliest and most destructive wildfire.((ryan zinke)) "this is the worst fire i have ever seen."u.s. secretary of interior ryan zinke making his fourth trip to california for a fire...zinke responded to criticism of president trump's comments on california's forest management and his threat to withhold federal relief."the president has pledged his full support to california. this is just not a state issue, this is not a federal issue, this is an american issue of managing our forests. we all want healthy forests."both zinke brown agreed to not place blame on
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any agency or utility for the campfire. the governor refusing to comment on pg&e's possile role.."no. i'm not going to talk about---that's a legal matter and we have the most expensive lawyers in the world that will argue it out in exquisite detail."after listening to federal and state officials .. the mayor of paradise weighed in on the cause...(jody jones - mayor of paradise) "the trees are still alive. it didn't burn down the trees. it burned down all the structures at the bottom, so i'm not a forestry expert, i don't know but i think it's a lot more complicated than people think."
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people think." (ken) the butte county sheriff has released a list of people who are missing from the camp fire that we've posted on kron-4-dot-com. it includes 103 names - with people ranging in age from their 30's to 90's.
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authorities say some of the people may be in shelters - and just may not be in contact with famly. so they are asking people to take a look at the names let them know if they've spoken to anyone on the list. (pam) in the midst of the butte county wildfire - stock shares of p-g-and-e have fallen to their lowest level in a decade.... as some homeowners are blaming the utility for the fire. in a lawsuit filed this week - those homeowners claim, a high voltage transmission line failed, sparking the fire. they accuse p-g-and-e of failing to maintain infrastructure... p-g-and-e told state regulators last week, it did experience a problem on a transmission line just before the flames erupted. investigators have not yet determined the exact cause of the fire. (ken) kron4 and our parent company-- nexstar t-v... have partnered to help the fire victims in butte county. if you would like to help those affected by the 'camp fire'... the american red cross is accepting donations. you can check kron 4.com for details..
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coming up at six .. how would you like to breeze across the bay area's bridges without stopping at the toll booth? there is a plan underway to consider doing just that.. details ahead. plus.. it's a crime that can happen in a flash ... now police issue an early alert to holiday shoppers ... about the potential for an uptick in purse snatchings. and a simple walk to the restroom during the 49er game at levi stadium .. leads to a mysterious disappearance that is baffling police tonight .. late details next . sfx: tinny headphone music
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disappearance is puzzling police in the south bay.. they are searching for a washington state man who went missing on monday. as kron for's rob fladeboe tells us, ian powers vanished during monday's 49ers game. the missing man is 32 year old ian powers, of spokane, washington. this is a clip of powers attending the 49ers game monday with his girlfriend and her two kids. powers has not been seen since he went to the bathroom during the 4th quarter says the girl friend, chelsea robbins. chelsea robbins/missing man's girlfriend "...it doesn't make any sense, he was drinking before the gme but he wouldn't just disappear like that and not call or check on me and the kids to make sure we made it back to the car..." santa clara police spent the day searching for powers in parking lots, a nearby golf course, waterways and other areas around levi's stadium. cell phone activity suggest powers lastknown location was near great america parkway and
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tasman drive. captain wahid kaezem/santa clara police ".....we've done an exhaustive search of his financial, e mail and social media accounts and have not seen any unusual activity so we are just reallybaffled at this point and are very concerned for his well being..."powers girlfriend says they were en route to los angles after visiting family in the bay area. as she joined the search for powers near where they had parked here along patrick henry drive, robbins says she had a brief contact with him after the game. chelsea powers/missing mna's girl friedf "...we talked about meeting at the car as me and the kids were in the bathroom and i called him and he said he was near the entrance and then as we were leaving the bathroom video chatted for a minute and then got disconnected...."there was nothing to suggest he was upset says the girlfriend. and so far, police say there is nothing to suggest ian powers was in any kind of trouble.captain wahid kazem/santa clara policesean powers/missing man's unclein santa clara rob fladeboe kron4news
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(ken)live look at the bay bridge toll plaza tonight.as some major changes could be on the way. today, the bay area toll authority oversight committee put a green light on a plan to look at removing all toll plazas, including the big one at the bay bridge. kron four's terisa estacio is live at the bay bridge toll plaza with more about why the committee is considering this move.
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let's take a look outside right now... chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with the four zone forecast.
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lawrence karnow: very bad smoke swept back into the bay area today making for some very poor air quality. its extremely poor in livermore and the trivalley. tonight hazy skies will continue with cold temperatures. lows will be in the 30s and 40s. high pressure will bring more offshore winds tomorrow with unhealthy air. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and low 70s. air quality will slowly improve this weekend and should be much better next week. (pam) border agents did not make any arrests after some (pam) next week. much better and should be this weekend slowly improve this weekend and should be next week. (pam) border
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agents did not make any arrests after some people climbed on top of a border fence near san diego. this video shows them on the fence in tijuana...
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the border patrol says, it is not aware of anyone actually crossing into the u-s. the patrol also acknowledges .. it is illegal to be on top of the fence. we have learned that some of the people in the area of the wall are part of the migrant caravan .... from countries such as honduras, guatemala, and el salvador -- but the indication is.. the vast majority of the central americans in the caravan ... remain more than 1-thousand miles away. still ahead at six... a newborn baby not breathing.. a mother screaming and desperate for help when an oakland police officer arrives.. we'll tell you what happened next. and next .. an early holiday alert ... about a snatch and grab crime which police fear may pick up steam as people head out to shop..
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on shopping... but after a couple of incidents that happened at a few shopping centers in concord, police are warning you to stay alert. kron 4's sanaz tahernia has more. with the holidays and black friday right around the corner, shopping is a priority for many. and while you may have your eye on some of the newest items on the rack, there are some that have their eyes on something else. police say the thieves have been targeting women that were alone
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cell phones when you're walking to your vehicle, and being aware of your surroundings."> they say being alert is key
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...to find your new fall look at an "oh, yeah" price. check this out. that's yes for less. from the latest trends to your favorite brands, it feels even better when you find them for less. at ross. yes for less. (ken) cal- fire has just updated the death toll in the camp fire in butte county. 56 people have been killed -- increasing the number of people dead in what was already the deadliest fire in state history. crews are
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history. crews are now searching for 130 people. so far the fire has burned 138- thousand acres -- and it is just 35-percent contained. 86-hundred homes have been destroyed ... and more than 10 thousand total structures have been destroyed... that's about 2,000 more than yesterday. people in southern california are dealing with at least two major wildfires tonight... and sadly, a new wildfire broke out overnight ... our grant lodes is live in the newsroom with details. (grant) strong santa ana winds whipped up a new fire in san bernardino county last night -- not a huge fire but burning right next to houses --- (grant) it was threatening homes in the east los angeles suburb of fontana. the sierra fire as it's being called is about 50 miles east of downtown l-a.' it's
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burned at least 147 acres. crews on the ground fought to contain the fire overnight --- and say they had it about 75 percent contained by this morning --- while also this morning --- while also mitigating the danger to homes. (grant) meanwhile -- a body was found yesterday in a burned home inside the woolsey fire burn area. this is video from agoura hills today --- where the body was located. so far, the victim's identity and cause of death have not been released. los angeles county homicide detectives are investigating to determine whether the victim died because of the wildfire. (grant) the woolsey fire erupted last thursday - same day as the fire in butte county. the woolsey fire has burned nearly 100-thousand acres in ventura and l-a counties... and is 47-percent contained. it has also
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killed two people in malibu and destroyed more than 480 structures. lawrence? lawrence karnow: very bad smoke swept back into the bay area today making for some very poor air quality. its extremely poor in livermore and the trivalley. tonight hazy skies will continue with cold temperatures. lows will be in the 30s and 40s. high pressure will bring more offshore winds tomorrow with unhealthy air. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and low 70s. air quality will slowly improve this weekend and should be much better next week. (ken) not all of those impacted by the camp fire walk on two legs.. some are our 4-legged best friends. tonight kron 4's dan kerman looks at what
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next week. much better next week. (ken) not all of those impacted by the camp fire walk on two legs.. some are our 4-legged best friends. tonight kron 4's dan kerman looks at what one bay area animal shelter is doing to help pets affected by the fire.(pkg) pet donations for fire victims 1114186 pkgwhen fire victims lose their homes, so do their pets, that's why people have been stopping by north bay animal services in petaluma to donate pet supplies for victims of the camp firesot jayne myers/petaluma resident :10this woman brought kennels, crates, bowels, towels, and leashessot pam henry/santa rosa dog breeder :23this load will packed into these
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trailers and driven up to the northwest spca in oroville on sunday. it's the second round of donations since the fire brokeout.natsduring the last visit the petaluma shelter also picked up 19 cats and 12 dogs that had been at the oroville spca prior to the fire sot mark scott/north bay animal services :53susan and charlie adams fostered puppies during last year's tubbs fire. now they are doing it again until these 3 puppies are ready for adoption.sot susan & charlie adams/ fostering dogs 107the dogs range in age from 5 weeks to 2 years, the cats from 2 months to 2 years. standup dan kerman/petaluma 130-140if you'd like to donate someothing or adopt one of the dogs or this guy here, you can stop by the shelter, they are open tuesday through saturday from 1 to 6. there's also a big adoption event planned outside the petco in petaluma this saturday. in petaluma, dan kerman kron 4 news.142/std
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imagine.. just giving birth and your newborn stops breathing... an east bay police officer is being called a hero for saving the life of that child... coming to the aid of the desperate mother in need of help.. the officer says, he had to act fast.. kron 4's haaziq maduyn has the story. (pkg)you are looking at body worn camera video of a life or death situation involving a childnats/officer gregory palomo/oakland police department "flipped the baby over with the baby's head right here and then just gentle pats on the back"> oakland police officer gregory palomo is demonstrating how he used c-p-r to save the life of a new born child. it happened around 3:22pm tuesday. the baby's mother had just given birth in this vehicle parked
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outside a motel on 6th street. officer palomo was on patrol when received a call regarding a woman in need of medical assistancesotnicole friend is the oakland police dispatcher who answered the 9-1-1 callsot sothe says it took less than a minute for the baby to reviveofficer palomo has been in uniform at opd for about 2 1/2 years. he says in this case he relied on his police officer training as well as his own personal instincts as a fathersot in oakland haaziq madyun kron4news
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for the victims of the mass shooting in thousand oaks had to pause because of the outbreak of the wildfires .. but now the deep sadness is taking hold..
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first rocked by a mass shooting. then -- a devastating wildfire. the community of thousand oaks is now coming together to honor the 12 shooting victims. adrianna weingold reports. it's been a difficult week for the people here in thousand oaks, first the mass shooting then the fires, now the community is coming together to try and heal.pastor doug posey, living oaks church: "it's been a tough tough week. i can't remember a week like this and i grew up here in thousand oaks."as crowds gathered to pay their respects to the victims of last week's mass shooting at the borderline bar and grill, many people were overcome with emotion. some remembering how they jumped out of windows to get away from the gunman. others remembering loved ones, taken too soon.emma marcil, victim's friend:"we all come together and we all try and rally behind this effort to keep each other sad and strong no matter the circumstances." danielle gould is the student body president at oak park
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high school. she came with flowers, to comfort the victims and lend any support she could. she's planning a fundraiser for victims of both the shooting and the fire. danielle gould, oak park high school:"we're a strong community but it's been really hard because so many people have lost homes and then we're trying to have these memories of these people and then people lose their homes and these memories are lost and it's been extremely hard on everyone."strangers hugged one another, pastors from local churches came to pray, family and friends wrote notes a community grieving unimaginable loss. (ken)that was adrianna weingold reporting.a funeral service for one of the victims -- 22 year old cody gifford- coffman -- will be held tonight at 7. up next... with thick smoke blanketing the bay area, we can all see the air quality is bad ...... but what is actually in that bad air.. one local school group decided to find out, with alarming results ..
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science teacher decided to make the current unhealthy air quality ... a part of his lesson plan. kron 4's maureen kelly was there, as some of his students tested air samples .. to see for themselves the number of pollutants they are breathing in. it's like 5 for this onethese students from san francisco's burton high school academy of health sciences are taking a close up look at what's floating around in our atmosphere. it's a good eye- opener to see what really breathing in this science experiment was thrown together by their teacher....who just so happened to be teaching about the respitory system last week when the camp fire erupted sending it's smoke to pollute the bay area skies. the class left petri dishes smeared with vasaline outside over the three day weekend.....and now they are using microscopes to count the trapped particulates ...here's one example of what
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was captured. that the air is really dirty ha ha we don't even notice what were and haley most the time and now that were looking at it you can see that it's really bad for you and people at school or actually struggling to walk (maureen)the goal of this lesson plan is to teach the kids about air pollution and it's effects on their bodies and also it's effects on their futures this is the generation of solutions and they are going to have to come up with solutions with these problems we have more severe intense wildfires and droughts, and we have rising populations more pollutants in our air so we have to start learning how to prevent this from happening, how to keep ourselves healthy and come up with two solutions to these problems because it's not looking like it's going to get betterit's a lesson that the students are quickly learning when they see the evidence of the dangerous affects of smoke pollution with their own eyes. it's disgusting and we can definitely take care of our planet more(maureen)the next step for the students come compiling the data they've collected. will be presenting their findings after the thanksgiving break maureen
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kelly kron4 news let's take a look outside right now... chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with the four zone forecast. lawrence karnow: very bad smoke swept back into the bay area today making for some very poor air quality. its extremely poor in livermore and the trivalley. tonight hazy skies will continue with cold temperatures. lows will be in the 30s and 40s. high pressure will bring more offshore winds tomorrow with unhealthy air. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and low 70s. air quality will slowly improve this weekend and should be much better next week. (ken) president donald trump announced his support today for a bipartisan
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criminal justice next week. much better and should be much better next week.
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trump announced his support today for a bipartisan criminal justice reform effort. the legislation is the latest iteration of the "first step act." trump's son- in-law and senior advisor jared kushner is behind the bill... having made it a priority in recent months. supporters of the measure expect trump's backing will help propel the prison and sentencing overhaul bill through congress. (ken) crimes."> (ken) senate majority leader mitch mcconnell is taking a wait and see approach... saying today
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they'd need an actual proposal before deciding what to do with it. (pam) scientists have discovered evidence of what is being called a "super earth" .... orbiting a star that, astronomically speaking ... is relatively close to us. these are artist renderings from two groups called - i-e-e-c and "science wave". at 6 - light years away -- it has the potential to be the second- closest ex-o- planet known to science. it is thought to be orbiting barn- ard's star --- which is possibly twice as old as our sun. the star is so dim, that the surface temperature on the potential planet ... could be around negative 238- degrees. however ... if there is water on the planet ... it is possible that life could exist there ... in oceans beneath the ice. in sports... the raiders prepare for the valley of the sun... ready to play in arizona this sunday... and we have more from kevin durant
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on his dust-up with draymnd green... what odes this mean for the warriors moving forward?... mark carpenter has that story... coing up
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(pam) lots to talk about
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in the sports world tonight... (ken) mark carpenter joins us in the studio. the warriors won last night, but the tense dynamic between draymond green and kevin durant remains the larger story. --today's a travel day for the back-to- back champs, no media availability and that's probably a good thing. --green suspended without pay last night...for his back and forth with durant following their loss to the clippers. --everyone in the organization is remaining tight-lipped on what exactly was said... but this was an intriguing quote, last night andre iguodala told the athletic 'everything comes to an end' --what was also interesting...kd's postgame press conference. "sááá happens in the nba and you know just try to do my best and move on and be a basketball player. i don't got nothing else to do but to be the best player i can be every single day, i
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don't got to worry about nothing else." "once we go on a little win streak, it will not matter and this will be in the past, like a ponytail."reporter: have you and draymond been able to hash things out?" nah" reporter: do you see it happening anytime soon?"i'm sure it will, we got a long season ahead." another warriors storyline we are keeping an eye on is the health of steph curry. the 2-time mvp...still dealing with a left groin injury... and the team announced today he is travelling with the team on its three-game texas road trip. however, he will ánot be playing... the plan is he'll be re-evaluated in 10-days, which means he'll be out for at least 5-more games. warriors playing the rockets tomorrow night... and as far as we know, green and durant will be playing together. turning now to the nfl-- primetime positioning being taken away from the bay area franchises. the 49ers- seahawks sunday night game has been flexed to an afternoon game so has the raiders- steelers matchup in early december. it's probably for the best.. niners are on a bye this week, but
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the silver and black getting ready to visit the 2-and-7 cardinals in arizona. --the raiders struggles have been growing each week.. 5-straight losses... no touchdowns in 3 of their last 4-games. --an intriguing plotline is what's happened to derek carr...completing 71-percent of his passes, but has 8-interceptions, bottom half of the league in td passes. --today, jon gruden asked about carr's performance so far. "i'm not gonna stand up here publicly and go through any players grades. he's done some very good things under some very difficult circumstances and he's gonna continue to get better, better, and better as we get better around him. i'll just leave it at that.""we definitely have had some looks, and those are the things that coach gruden and i keep talking about, look we're gonna figure things out and get it all right. we're just gonna keep trusting the process and seeing it like yeah this stuff is working and yeah, when it clicks, it's gonna be real nice." finally, major league baseball handing out some hardware to its top pitchers today. cy young awards announced this afternoon...
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and the trophies going to great pitchers on teams that didn't even make the playoffs. --jacob degrom of the mets...wins the national league trophy..with a 1.07 era...lowest in the league and edging out max scherzer. --and american league honors go to... tampa bay's blake snell... the 25-year-old capping off a breakout season. allowed a .178 batting average, 1.8 era and a 21-5 win loss record. that wraps up kron4 news at 6. kron4 news at that wraps up that wraps up kron4 news at 6. we'll see you tonight at 8.... on your bay area's local news station.
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the new hatfields and mccoys. >> accused of slaughtering 8 people, wait until you hear what cops say the motive was. and the family fleeing the devastating wildfires. how did their precious belongings end up in this shopping cart? and hero garbage man, he drove his truck through the flames to save a 93-year-old lady. >> i decided i was going to go and help people. >> please, stop, please. >> she's running out of gas, did she make it o

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