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today-- governor gavin newsom declared a state of emergency due to the russian river flooding. (pam) the flood waters in sonoma county have started to recede. but the river is not expected to drop below flood stage ... until early tomorrow morning. meantime... people who did not evacuate have been stuck -- and the only way out of guerneville has been by boat. (ken) meanwhile today in sebastapol... people spent the day sweeping out floodwater from businesses. this is in a location called the barlow. a former warehouse district turned upscale eating and drinking venue near downtown. (pam) as you can see... there is a lot of water covering the neighborhood. business owners say... about 4- feet of water inundated the buildings there. now they have to wait to see what can be salvaged... at the same time, thousands of people have been forced from their homes as well. (ken) kron 4's justine waldman is live at an evacuation center in sebastopol tonight ... that is at capacity tonight.
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justine? (justine)she's been tested once in the tubbs fire..and now, by the flood.but nothing is going to keep her down. natswith very little time to evacuate, ki daniels grabbed what she could and tossed it in her suv.some important some paperwork, her manuscript and medications... this is it.the floor mats on her car are still soaked, a mark of how as she drove out.sot i have the clothes on my back and my vehicle and that is what i have video from the sonoma county sheriff's office, shows how high the water got in monte
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rio.right now, ki, does not know how bad the damage is at her home theresot my understanding is it is all devastated she is one of 40 people staying at the red cross shelter at the sebastopol center for the arts. here people can eat, sleep and get help...sonoma county is now becoming an expert at caring for disaster victims. sot they are more effected each time they go through a disaster.the tubbs fire burned down the home ki was moving into in santa rosa's coffey park.her monte rio home, a place to start over.and she'll be on the move again...ki says she will always be sonoma county strong.. neither fire or flood will destroy her spirit." think living through 2 deve at this pont you start to learn not to get too attached to material thins i would say the most precious things i have left are my memories." there is also an evac center in santa rosa at the sonoma county fairgrounds.live in seb justine waldman kron 4 news (ken)let's check in (ken)
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news (ken)let's check in now with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: it was a dry day for the bay area but the flooding conitnues along the russian river. flood waters are expected to recede below flood stage by tomorrow morning. there are only a few showers showing up on doppler radar around the state. we will see mostly cloudy skies tonight but it should stay
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way. most of friday will be dry but rain will return late night. highs tomorrow will be in the 50s to low 60s. rain will be heavy early saturday morning before turning to showers in the afternoon. we could see a few lingering showers on sunday. more rain is sunday. more showers on few lingering we could see a few lingering showers on sunday. more rain is forecast for next tuesday and wednesday. (pam) lots to talk about in the sports world tonight... (ken) mark carpenter joins
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us in the studio. iwarriors on the back end of a back-to-back. and in need of some positive momentum after that dwyane wade heartbreaker last night. the champs in orlando...game just finished moments ago. no kevin durant in the lineup because of rest --steph curry going to work.. 2nd half, warriors trailed by 9... but came all the way back and then some. the mvp....dials one from downtown... golden state up 11 heading into the 4th. --but down the stretch, the magic were too much. less than 2-minutes to go...warriors up 2. aaron gordon...san jose's own... knocks down a go-ahead 3. --and the warriors couldn't find a way. they need to get a stop in the final seconds.. but gordon's right there again for the tip-in. what a performance from the mitty alum with 22-points and 15- boards. --warriors fall 103-96... in a night where they went 9-of-40 from downtown. they've lost 4 of their last 6. up next 76ers on saturday. after much delay, we finally have some closure on where bryce harper will end up. although the giants were
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in the mix to land him, the former mvp has agreed to a record deal with the phillies. the 26-year-old superstar going to philadelphia on a 13-year contract, worth 330- million-dollars.. the largest deal in north american sports history. and both sides are fully committed to this long term... as there are no opt-outs... and there is a no-trade reports s largest contract possible... and the giants came close, offering 12-years for 310-million. but in the end, harper is staying in the n-l east. moving over to the nfl-- both the 49ers and raiders busy in indianapolis this week scouting future players at the combine. but this week, we at kron4 were able to catch up with some nfl legends. ed white, kellen winslow, dick butkus, john riggins, and mike haynes recently joined us in studio... on behalf of the organization-- fairness for athletes in retirement. they are speaking out for about 4,000 nfl'ers who retired before 1993... and seeking benefits that are on
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par with other professional leagues and modern day players. --we'll be airing snippets of these interviews throughout the week and you can see them in their entirety tonight on bay area sportsnight, available only on the kron-on app. -but until the, white and winslow, shining a light on their organization's mission (ken) (ken) coming up at six..
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the latest on the abrupt end to the trump - kim summit in vietnam.. and the criticism over the president's comments about the american hostage who was held in north korea. there are moments in life that leave a lasting impression. like the feeling of movement as a new journey begins, or the sight of soft fur, warmed by the morning sun. you might remember new flavours, the sound of an old friend's laugh,
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or a view that defies all expectations. these are the memories that stay with you, long after the moments have passed. (ken) beachgoers can
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again enjoy bonfires on san francisco's ocean beach --
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beginning tomorrow. the end of february marks the end of the "no burn" period that began on november 1st -- put in place to preserve bay area air quality during the winter months. from now thorugh the end of october, visitors can use one of the 16 fire rings that have been set up on the beach for bonfires... between fulton street and lincoln way. use of the rings is free, and they are available on a first come, first served basis. fires are permitted from 6 am to 9:30 pm... and you must bring your own firewood. (pam) the move to make marijuana legal across the country, is picking up steam by a number of the people who want to be president.. details on the latest effort, coming up. if you are watching us on the 'kron on' app - our news coverage continues during the commercial break. visit kron-on- dot-tv to subscribe."
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(pam) in washington, the house passed two bills this week designed to strengthen gun background checks. in fact, the democratic majority in the house made this gun control legislation a top priority. (ken) but d.c. bureau reporter anna wiernicki (war- nik-ee) says, the bills may be empty gestures, as the republican controlled senate may not even vote on the bills, and the president has already threatened a veto. anna wiernicki: for the first time in more than 20 years, the house passed two√° substantial gun control bills. nats pop: the bill has passed." (applause)anna wiernicki: on wednesday, the democratic majority and a handful of republicans...ap proved hr-eight which requires background checks for virtually all firearm sales. the bill's author is california democrat mike thompson....mike thompsonu.s.
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congressman, d-californiatake cg @ 0:21-0:27this will not stop every death, but it will stop some.anna wiernicki: but virginia republican ben cline says the bill will not save lives.... ben clineu.s. congressman, r-virginiatake cg @ 0:32-0:38gun control measures do not address the problems of gun violence.anna wiernicki: on thursday the house passed a second gun control bill to close the so- called charleston loophoole it's named for the 2015 church shooting in south carolina...where a gunman and killed nine people..anna wiernicki (stand up) @annaewiernickitake cg @ 0:53- 1:01the gunman had a criminal record, but was able to buy a gun.because the background check took longer than 3 days. this bill would extend the review period to 10 days.anna wiernicki: the two bills are headed to the senate, where republicans have already said they won't support them.rick scott: i think it makes law abiding citizens criminals, and i think that's wrong.anna wiernicki: florida republican senator rick scott says it would put an unnecessary burden on gun owners.rick scott
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u.s. senator, r-floridatake cg @ 1:16-1:22you should be able to as a law abiding citizen be able to own your guns and not worry about not allowing another family member to use themanna wiernicki: president donald trump agrees. he vowed to veto both bills if they make it to his desk. in washington, i'm anna wiernicki. (pam) it is still early on... but one issue is already getting a lot of attention in the 2020 democratic presidential primary. today senator cory booker announced, he will re-introduce legislation to legalize marijuana at the federal level. the marijuana justice act would take marijuana off the list of controlled substances.the legislation would also expunge the records of those charged with the crime of using or possessing pot. a number of other 2020 hopefuls are also co- sponsors of the senate version of the bill.they include senators kamala harris ... elizabeth warren ... kirsten gillibrand ... michael bennet and bernie sanders. (ken) president trump packed up and headed home earlier than expected from his
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second summit with north korean leader kim jong un. the two failed to reach an agreement on the denuclearizati on of north korea -- so the talks disintegrated. but leaving without a deal isn't what many lawmakers are condemning. as kaitlan collins reports -- they are speaking out against the president's comments regarding american college student otto warmbier, who died shortly after being released from north korean prison. president trump:"i'm never afraid to walk away from a deal"and that's exactly what president trump did, leaving vietnam today without a deal and on an empty stomach after talks with the north korean dictator fell apart.the president and kim jong un canceling lunch and a joint signing ceremony after reaching a standoff during their second nuclear summit. trump:"basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, and we couldn't do that. they were willing to denuke a large portion of the areas that we wanted, but we couldn't give up all of the
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sanctions for that."the north korean demand a dealbreaker for trump, but a sigh of relief for aides who feared he would make major concessions. trump:"i could've 100 percent signed something today. we actually had papers ready to be signed, but it just wasn't appropriate. i want to do it right. i'd much rather do it right than do it fast."right now, the president says there's no third summit on the horizon.trump:"i mean, it might be soon. it might not be for a long time. i can't tell you."and despite talks falling apart, trump speaking highly of kim to reporters before leaving hanoi.trump: "this wasn't a walk away, like you get up and walk out. no, this was very friendly. we shook hands. you know, there's a warmth that we have, and i hope that stays."but kim leads one of the most repressive regimes on the planet -- one that's widely blamed for the death of otto warmbier, an american college student who was detained in north korea and sent home in a coma only to die days later.trump: "he
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tells me that he didn't know about it, and i will take him at his word."trump siding with the north korean dictator while angering allies at home. kevin mccarthy: "we know what happened to otto. we know what this country has done."though the president's his critics sounded hopeful about the outcome of the summit...sen. schumer:"a deal that fell short of complete denuclearization would have only made north korea stronger and the world less safe." (ken)that was kaitlin collins reporting. trump will arrive back at the white house early friday morning. (pam) a winter storm warning that has been in effect for four- days in the sierra -- has finally expired. this is a live picture from interstate- 80 at castle peak -- which is back open tonight. up to five- feet of new snow fell in the last three -days around lake tahoe. and another storm is expected to move into the area this weekend.... (pam) and coming up.... the third snow survey of the season was taken today ...
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and with it, came additional flood concerns. details if you are watching us on the 'kron on' app - our news coverage continues during the commercial break. visit kron-on- dot-tv to subscribe." even if no one in your home smokes, secondhand smoke can be closer than you think. secondhand smoke from a neighbor's apartment can enter your home through air vents, through light fixtures and even through cracks in the walls and the floors. secondhand smoke is toxic. especially to children. protect your family. visit tobaccofreeca.com. they say you should always listen to your heart. and where better to do that, than the island of ireland?
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after all, your heart is the best compass there is. so get out there and fill your heart with the stuff that keeps it beating. fill your heart with ireland. the one with the designer dog collar.(sashimi) psst. hey, you! wondering how i upgraded to this sweet pad? a 1,200-square-foot bathroom, and my very own spa. all i had to do was give my human "the look".
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with wells fargo's 3% down payment on a fixed-rate loan and a simpler online application, getting into my dream home was easier than ever. get your human to visit wellsfargo.com/woof. what would she do without me? (pam) today .. state water officials confirmed, what many folks had already expected, the snow pack in the sierra is well above average.(ken) and while that may ease drought concerns... it could also pose
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some flooding threats when the temperatures warm up. capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala explains. az: here at the sierra at tahoe parking lot you can see mountains and mountains of snow have just piled up, towering over some of the cars you see behind me. this after a month full of snow storms, which made for a record smashing snow survey.((chris orrock)) "california has had a cold and wet february in fact i just found out in talking to some of the staff at sierra at tahoe that this february broke all records that they've ever had for the month of february as far as snow fall, in fact they were inches away for the most snow fall in any given month."snow flakes flurrying across the sierra at phillips station thursday... another promising snow survey state wide showing the snow pack at 153% average.proof of the powerful snow storms reflected as the department of water resource's twelve foot measuring pole plunged nearly all the way into the ground... homes nearby buried in white. the survey at this site
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showing a snow depth of 113 inches.dwr engineers say its stormed so much, collecting some of this month's data will take longer than usual.((john king- dwr engineer)) "there's been a lot of storms that have come in so our surveyors haven't had an opportunity to go our yet."while the state's drought conditions improved significantly this month... the dwr says all this snow pack could pose a potential flooding threat..((mike anderson - dwr climatologist)) "there is the possibility of a faster melt if you see warmer than average conditions. we'll keep track and pay attention to the forecast and work with snow survey team to anticipate how much melt is happening each week."az: more snow is on the way this weekend. the next survey is in the beginning of april. tag. 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: it was a dry day for the bay area but the flooding conitnues along the russian river. flood waters are expected to recede below flood stage by tomorrow morning. there are only a few showers showing up on doppler radar around the state. we will see mostly cloudy skies tonight but it should stay dry. on the satellite you can see the next storm coming our way. most of friday will be dry but rain will return late night. highs tomorrow will be in the 50s to low 60s. rain will be heavy early saturday morning before turning to
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showers in the afternoon. we could see a few lingering showers on sunday. more rain is forecast for next tuesday and wednesday. (ken) wednesday.and next tuesday forecast for rain is forecast for next tuesday and wednesday. lawrence lawrence karnow: it was lawrence karnow: it was a dry day for but the conitnues russian river. are expected below flood tomorrow there are only a few showers doppler radar state. we will cloudy skies should stay satellite you next storm way. most of dry but rain late night. tomorrow will low 60s. rain early saturday before turning the afternoon. few lingering sunday. more forecast for and (ken) if you are (ken) (ken) if you are watching us on
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