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now at eight ... it's a good contract that addresses many thingsoakland's teacher strike has ended ... but at what a cost!now the school board say it will have to make huge cuts in school programs,(whoosh)i feel like shame on the da. shame on her. reaction to the decision not to prosecute the sacramento police officers who gunned down an unarmed man . (whoosh)and an unwelcome image for rain=weary bay area residents.this storm system off the coast again tapping into the subtropical moisture, that pineapple express (pam) school students in oakland today ... pleading
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with the school board ... to invest in education. but in a close vote, the board decided to make massive cuts to the budget. this decision comes ... just one day after the teachers union voted to end its week - long strike. hello, i'm pam moore.(catherine) and i'm catherine heenan - ken wayne is on assignment. it was a raucous three hour board meeting... one that left many people feeling frustrated. our grant lodes is here with the details... (grant) the oakland unified school district board voted 4 - 3 today... to make 21.75 million dollars in cuts to next school year's budget. the superintendent says the cuts are needed district fa 56 million dollar budget short-fall by the 20-20 - 20-21 school year... if reductions are not made. dozens of students, teachers and community members tee'd off at the board for its
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plan... saying just giving teachers the raise they're getting... and then making wide-spread cuts... is not good for education. the teachers union is defending the decision to take the district's deal and end the strike... and 11 percent raise over four years with a three percent bonus,. but that's certainly a factor in the board's decision today to make almost 22 million dollars in cuts. john sasaki, district: "the majority of the cuts are for these increases in pay."keith brown, union president: "there will be more investment in student support and smaller class sizes." library programs, foster care case managers, african american male acheievement,
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and restorative justice are among the programs slated to be cut. all sides are hoping the governor's office steps in and provedes more funding so at least some of that's on the chopping block can be saved.can be saved. (catherine) many oakland parents say their kids are happy to be back at school... now that the teachers' strike is over.(pam) but some acknowledge, there is still work to do. kron 4's michelle kingston talked with parents outside of redwood heights elementary school today ... about the deal that ended the strike. michelle kingston, mkingstonnews"the sign behind me says 'we love our teachers,' and that's exactly how parents and students feel here at redwood heights elementary school. they are happy that the strike is over but they say the deal may not be enough."bethany fitelson, oakland"we are reallythe strike really glad that it happened and think it was the right thing. i feel like there's a
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lot of momentum and support for schools and teachers, a lot of messages beingsent, but the whole city rallied around better schools and better experiences for our students and teachers."emalee murphy, oakland"i am very proud of oakland and i hope the teachers around the country continue their efforts."after a week long strike ... students are back to class at all 86 oakland schools ...teachers voted sunday to ratify their contract deal with the district ending the seven day strike.the oakland education association says union members voted to approve the agreement -- increasing teachers salaries.samantha uzegbu, oakland"i think the teachers still deserve better and the fight is not over but the community really came together to show support of the teachers and our students and we are going to keep on pushing for change."parents at redwood heights elementary say they had days during the strike with no students crossing the picket line -- parents stepping up to feed the teachers -- and educating students while they were out of class. parents here say their children were thrilled to get back to school on
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monday -- back to their friends and their beloved teachers.bethany fitelson, oakland"we are very glad it's over but also realize that not everything that we wanted to accomplish was accomplished and so there's still work to do and there's still fighting for the schools that our kids deserve and our teachers deserve."in oakland michelle kingston kron 4 news (catherine) our coverage on the oakland school district continues at kron-4 dot com. you can read more about the changes ahead -- now that the school board approved budget cuts and why one teacher says she did not vote for the new contract. happening now....dozens of protesters marching through the streets of sacramento .... furious over the district attorney's refusal to charge the officers ... who shot and killed stephon clark in march of last year. according to authorities, the officers have said, they thought the 22- year-old was holding a gun when they confronted him in his grandparent's backyard. clark
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was holding his cell phone. they had been looking for a vandalism suspect at the time. the march is organized by the group table sacramento. ((pam/ots)) meanwhile, california attorney general xavier bacerra says, his investigation into the clark shooting is almost complete. as protesters and clark's family are now looking to the attorney general's officer... seeking justice. ali wolf explains.. activists and faith leaders - continue fighting in the name of stephon clark..(nat)"we handed this letter..." unsatisfied and angry at the district attorney's decision this weekend.....they are now trying to convince attorney general xavier becerra to step in.... and do what d-a anne marie schubert chose not to do: prosecute."when the nation is watching what will we do? attorney general becerra you have the opportunity here to make a turn in how we seal with police practices here in the state of california" president of the people's
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alliance for justice... reverend shane harris.. hopes stephon clark's case will inspire change in the way deadly police shootings are handled in california..."we need independent investigators on police shootings in california because local prosecutors investigating next on (grant) michelle (catherine) our coverage on happening now.... ((pam/ots)) meanwhile, california activists and faith leaders - about it"do anything happen and not do anything about it" about it" about it"do anything about it" ((pam))((pam))
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that was ali wolf reporting... faith leaders are organizing a series of events for stephon clark.. marking the one year anniversary of his death... they are planning a march in the coming days..and a vigil on thursday night in meadowview. taking a look at futurecast four ... here's a look at what's coming our way. chief meteorologist lawrence karnow has the forecast... with another storm coming.. lawrence karnow: skies were mostly cloudy with a few scattered light showers today. its mostly quiet on the doppler radar now but that will change later tonight. another round of rain will move in late tonight especially the southern parts of the bay area. rain will be heaviest in the santa cruz mountain south in the morning tomorrow. you can see the storm on doppler radar. it has tapped into subtropical moisture again which will bring heavy rain and possible
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flooding to central and southern california. tomorrow will be we on and off throughout the day. highs will be in the 50s and low 60s. more rain is forecast for wednesday before turning to showers on thursday. there is a chance showers again this weekend. this weekend. showers again this weekend. ((pam/ vo)) a huge cleanup effort is underway in sonoma county..following flooding.(catherine)((take full)) crews are trying to figure out whether homes are safe to return to... the county has a website with information for residents...on whether their homes are green tagged, yellow
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tagged or red-tagged. green means safe..yellow means there's some risk from damage and you need a permit to make repairs. a red tag meansit's too risky to move back...and you won't be allowedto return until repairs are complete. (catherine) san francisco city leaders... including former mayor willie brown... paid final respects to jeff adach today. adachi died february 22nd,,,he'd served as the city's public defender since 2002. kron 4's charles clifford reports. well, here in san francisco on monday a memorial was held at san francisco city hall for jeff adachi. adachi died back on february 22nd and at today's memorial hundreds of people attended including former mayor willie brown, current mayor london breed and matt gonzalez who works in the public defenders office.they all recall a man dedicated to his work.sotjeff understood
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that making a difference in people's lives wasn't about just fighting for them in court room. he knew the work started in the community to keep kids from getting into trouble in the first place.sot during every stage of his career, during the time that he served all of us. he was a strong advocate for every aspect for what ought to be the rights of all the people. sotin the 28 years that i knew jeff , i never saw him run away from injustice. rather, he ran towards it. it was something combat.in san francisco, charles clifford kron4 news. coming up at eight.. addicted to drugs --- and living on the street. now a bay area father is thanking a police officer ... for helping him turn his life around. also - what giants c-e-o larry baertold the organization today... after thatviral video of an altercation with his wife. and toll .. after an outbreak of tornadoes rips through two
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states.
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at least 23- people across alabama. and one of the twisters -- was more dangerous than originally thought. the national weather service confirms that an e-f four storm touched down -- bringing 170 mile-an-hour winds --and destruction that goes on for miles. kristen holmes has more from lee county, alabama...one of the hardest-hit areas..
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powerful tornadoes flattened homes -- decimated neighborhoods -- and killed entire families.gov. kay ivey / -r- alabama: "we lost children, mothers, fathers, neighbors and friends."an e-f-4 tornado targeting lee county, alabama packed winds of 170 miles per hourand left a trail of destruction almost a mile widemayor f.l. "bubba" copeland / smiths station, alabama: "trailer homes were turned upside down with the wheels where the roof should be, trees cut off at about 15 feet in the air. unbelievable devastation."among those killed is taylor thornton -- a fourth grader -- described as an extremely happy child.and the youngest victim -- armando hernandez.the six year old known as aj was loved by everyone-nats-for days -- forecasters predicted possible high tornado activity.jessica chandle / boyfriend survived tornadoes: "i had heard there was thunderstorms coming and possible tornadoes, but i didn't know the extent of it" on sunday -- the national weather service gave about eight to nine minutes of warning before the deadly tornado touched down.jessica chandle / boyfriend survived
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tornadoes: "he had just enough time to dive to the couch which the couch was just about a foot away from the screen door and he just held onto the couch for dear life."now a desperate search -- in the hopes of finding survivors.but crews warn -- with a storm this massive -- the death toll is likely to rise.gov. kay ivey / -r- alabama: "each of us mourns the loss of life of our fellow alabamians."in lee county alabama -- i'm kristen holmes reporting. (pam) another winter storm watch goes into effect tomorrow morning in the sierra... from one- to three- feet of new snow is possible in the upper elevations of the mountains ... and three- to ten -inches in the lower elevations.... 80- miles per hour over the sierra ridge tops. the storm watch runs through wednesday night. and by thursday morning, snow showers could drop down to the valley floors around reno, sparks and carson city.
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(catherine) turning now to chief turning now to chief meteorologist lawrence karnow lawrence karnow: skies were mostly cloudy with a few scattered light showers today. its mostly quiet on the doppler radar now but that will change later tonight. another round of rain will move in late tonight especially the southern parts of the bay area. rain will be heaviest in the santa cruz mountain south in the morning tomorrow. you can see the storm on doppler radar. it has tapped into subtropical moisture again which will bring heavy rain and possible flooding to central and southern california. tomorrow will be we on and off throughout the day. highs will
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be in the 50s and low 60s. more rain is forecast for wednesday before turning to showers on thursday. there is a chance showers again this weekend. (catherine) a former drug addict a former (catherine) who's been arrested many times
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by san francisco police in the tenderloin.... is now publicly thanking his arresting officer. (pam) the 'shout - out' first came on twitter .... but today, the now clean and sober man got to deliver his gratitude in person. kron4's maureen kelly was there for the heartwarming reunion . how you doing man...good to see you.a hug and a pat on the back is how thomas wolf now greets the officer who has arrested him repeatedly.he looks alot different than offic saw m.....here's his mug shot that was sent out in a tweet by the tenderloin police
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station....after he was charged with drug possession....and then re- arrested five times for violating the court order barring him from the block of golden gate avenue where he says would buy drugs. wolf says his addiction started after being prescribed a powerful painkiller after surgery..... before i knew it i was addicted i was eating oxycodone pills literally chewing on them like they were candy after blowing thru his bank account the former social worker and married father of two turned to heroin ...he says he lost his job and and became estranged from his family because of his addiction....but he still couldn't stop using.every time i got arrested it was by officer gilson and i didn't discover until maybe the second or third time that i was arrested because when i was out there my wife was so worried about me she called the tenderloin police department and file a missing persons report and she spoke with officer gilson so he basically knew would look for and he found me and he continued to arrest me and try to get me off the street but at the time i wasn't hearing that i was addicted i just want to go right back out there and i felt like i had nowhere else to goafter his last arrest....he was bailed
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out by his brother on the condition that he enter rehab. after graduating from the salvation army's rehabiltation program wolf answered that tweet...thanking both salvation army and his arresting officer for helping turn his life around. i'm really happy to be clean and sober and i'm really happy to have a second chance of my life and i'm definitely gonna make the most of it again i wouldn't be here for wasn't for officer gilson i owe him my life officer gilson says it's good to see the man he he had so many run in's with now have a fresh take on life. we're trying to help people, i think we're certainly fighting an uphill battle but to make an impact on people's lives like we did with tom makes it all worth itwolf says he is now working to get a job.....and is in counseling with the hopes of reuniting with his family.maureen kelly kron4 news. new ahead at 8 outrage after california students pose next to a swastika and give the nazi salute. the punishment they could be facing.. and next. an absolute miracle. that's what the humboldt sheriff is calling the rescue of two missing sisters... what helped them survive two nights.. in
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the humboldt sheriff calls it an "absolute miracle" reporter dru miller was there for the emotional family reunion. (nats)a huge feeling of relief...as a mother and father are reunited with their daughters.5 year old caroline and 8 year old leia spent nearly 44 hours in the thick muddy forest, but this morning at around 10:30 am rescue crews located the two girls near richardson grove state tee district supervisor, humboldt county"you know having gone through itbeginning and all the fears we have and how often these things do not turn out well and what you're just hoping for is closure. to have this kind of news come
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out is just amazing."(nats) "we just got reports the family has been reunited with the children."over 21 agencies and over two hundred volunteers, within hours of hearing about the missing girls, showed up ready to go to work...some traveling over 8 hours to help out.kerry ireland/ search coordinator, humboldt county sheriff's office"each day this search became bigger and bigger just so that we can increase the probability of locating these girls as quickly as possible." kerry ireland who was a lead in coordinating the search says the footsteps and the food wrappers left behind along with the provided resources made a significant difference.kerry ireland/ search coordinator, humboldt county sheriff's office"their residence which is where they were last seen as a straight line of sight they traveled 1.4 miles if you want to compare that to the actual terrain they covered it's more like 4 miles."and when it was confirmed that the girls were found the community was relieved as well.(nats)estelle fennell/ 2nd district supervisor, humboldt county "from my perspective when we were all involved in this yesterday it was that those little girls were the center of their parents', their family's universe and they became the center of our universe and that's what it was - this was a whole community of people from all over california working to bring these kids home safe and i can't tell you how happy i am today."
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(catherine) the sheriff says the girls were trained in outdoor survival tactics at their local 4-h club.. it's believed that helped them.. coming up at eight.. the battle over the president's 'national emergency' ... coming to a head on capitol hill.. who will likely have the final say on the matter. also - majoring in marijuana. why an increasing number of colleges are adding cannabis to the curriculum and next... s-f giants c-e-o larry baer is now taking action ... following that viral public incident involving his wife.
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from a video showing a physical altercation between giants president and c-e-o larry baer and his wife continues... (pam) kron 4 's dan kerman details the action that baer is now taking ... in the wake of the incident. --nats--friday's physical altercation between san franicsco giants president larry baer and his wife , which was captured on video and went viral has now led to baer stepping away from the team, for now. in a statement, the giants board of directors says "baer has .... requested, and the board has accepted, his request to take personal time away from the giants beginning today." the statement says baer has "acknowledged that his behavior was unacceptable, apologized to the organization and is committed to taking steps to make sure that this never happens again."in the video, baer appears to be grabbing a cell phone out of his wifes hands, during the struggle she falls off her chair and screams oh my god.
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baer issued a statement friday saying : "i am truly sorry for the pain that i have brought to my wife, children and to the organization," "it is not reflective of the kind of a person that i aspire to be, but it happened and i will do whatever it takes to make sure that i never behave in such an inappropriate manner again." in its statement the giants board of directors says while they are closely monitoring the matter.... major league baseball is taking the lead in gathering all facts surrounding the situation. "as leaders in the community, we at the giants hold ourselves to the highest standards and those standards will guide how we consider this matter moving forward." standup dan kerman/sf 122the board has asked the giants executive team to oversea day to day operations, no specific person though has been tapped to be soley in charge. at oracle park, dan kerman kron 4 news. (catherine) kron 4 news.park, dan kerman charge. at oracle to be soley in charge. at oracle park, dan kerman kron 4 news.
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(catherine) now urone forecast. you're looking live at the golden gate bridge.(pam) kron-4's chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us with a look ahead lawrence karnow: skies were mostly cloudy with a few scattered light showers today. its mostly quiet on the doppler radar now but that will change later tonight. another round of rain will move in late tonight especially the southern parts of the bay area. rain will be heaviest in the santa cruz mountain south in the morning tomorrow. you can see the storm on doppler radar. it has tapped into subtropical moisture again which will bring heavy rain and possible flooding to central and
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southern california. tomorrow will be we on and off throughout the day. highs will be in the 50s and low 60s. more rain is forecast for wednesday before turning to showers on thursday. there is a chance showers again this weekend. (pam)(pam) the president was aware
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democrats would fight it.. but tonight, republican opposition to his 'emergency declaration' for the border wall ... is growing. (catherine) republican kentucky senator rand paul says.. he'll vote to block the order. kron4's mark meredith is in washington with more. the president" louisiana senator john kennedy says he supports president trump's emergency declaration
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for a border wall.but republican opposition to the order is growing...kentucky senator rand paul says he'll join democrats in an effort to block the declaration."this emergecy declaration, executive order, goes against the will of congress"at least three other gop lawmakers say they'll vote against the emergency order.the senate is expected to vote on the issue this month.house speaker nancy pelosi is confident."we anticipate having won that vote in the house, we'll win it in the senate as well" but president trump says even if the senate votes to block the wall...he'll veto.and lawmakers admit it's unlikely congress will have a two thirds majority to override the president.senator kennedy says president trump had little choice but to declare an emergency...."using a declaration of emergency is not my preferred option, but my preferred option would have been for congress to do its job"several states are suing the trump administration over the border wall.and the president himself admits he expects the supreme court to intervene.in washington, i'm mark meredith. (catherine) california is suing the trump administration- - again. this time over proposed changes to what's
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known as the title ten family planning program. since 1970 -- the program has provided birth control and other reproductive health services to millions of low-income people. but under a new rule-- clinics will be eligible for the funding only if they don't perform abortions or suggest where a patient can get one. the state attorney general is now is filing a federa lawsuit. at least 20 other states are expected to do the same thing.. (pam) a growing number of colleges are adding cannabis to the curriculum... to prepare graduates for careers in cultivating, researching, analyzing and marketing the herb. research shows.. there will be a demand for careers in from greenhouse and dispendsary operators.... to edible product developers and quality assurance lab directors. even in states where recreational marijuana remains illegal... some colleges have launched cannabis studies programs. in fact, northern michigan university offers a four -year
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degree --- which one professor says, provides students a fast track to get into the industry. (catherine) a 90's heartthrob is dead at 52. actor luke perry suffered a stroke last week and died today. we're told the actor was surrounded by his family when he died. . he suffered a stroke last wednesday. he was reportedly sedated to give his brain a chance to recover from the trauma. but he never did. perry played dylan mckay on beverly hills, 90210. at the time of his death -- he starred on the c-w series riverdale. still ahead at 8 the winner of a one point five billion dollar jackpot finally claims their prize... what they did --- that may have led them to the life-changing ticket. plus.. a legendary filmmaker pushing to block netflix from the oscars... and next. a man and his dog survive after being stranded in the snow for five days... why he's thanking taco bell
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taylor and his dog were in good condition, but hungry. taylor says, the two of them held up by periodically running the vehicle for warmth ...... and eating taco sauce packets from taco bell. taylor even wrote on facebook, quote, "taco bell fire sauce saves lives!" (catherine) a winner has finally come forward in the 1-point-5 billion dollar mega-millions jackpot that was drawn in october. the south carolina lottery says the winner has chosen to remain anonymous. and will take the cash option of more than 877 million dollars. whoever the person is -- he or she is getting the largest payout to a single person in u-s lottery history. and here's an interesting twist.. the newly-minted millionaire says on an october day -- they allowed another person to go ahead of them in line at the store.. otherwise the quick pick mega millions ticket might have belonged to a different winner. next at 8 outrage after california high
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school students are photographed giving the nazi salute near a swastika. just ahead in sports, the warriors may be adding a familiar face to the lineup. why andrew bogut could be on his way back to the golden state roster. details comin up.
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(pam) outrage in a california community ... after a group of teenagers was caught on camera ... using swastika symbols and making su. (catherine) now the high
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schools that some of the teenagers attend are responding lesley marin has more on the fallout... leilah rayo/student: "very irresponsible, obviously. and now the school is taking the fall for their dumb decisions." photos posted to social media over the weekend have caused a firestorm across a newport mesa unified school district. students believe attend newport harbor and costa mesa high schools are seen at an off-campus party, using red cups to draw out a swastika while performing the nazi salute.this morning students and parents at newport harbor were horrified over the photos. susan butler/mother: "absolutely horrific. and i don't consider it to be a high school prank or a joke. it is a hate crime."giancarlo maurici/student: "what are you guys doing? i know that some of you think it's a joke, but, honestly, it's not, it's actually really offensive. extra police were patrolled to come to campus today while students took it into their own hands.the associate student bodies for several school districts posted this on social media asking their classmates to wear blue today
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to denounce anti-semitism and bigotry.leilah rayo/student: "band kids and english teachers texted their kids to wear light blue because it's such a big deal. "the superintendent has released a statement denouncing the photos as well.administrators are working with law enforcement to gather more information on the students involved.they are now looking into whether the students could face consequences.leilah rayo/student: "they should face some consequences, but not like expulsion or it was just a party."susan butler/mother: "there definitely consequence. this is not a high school joke." (pam) a (pam) a committee meeting is expected to take place on thursday to discuss the thursday to discuss the controversy. (pam) the film "roma" may not have won best picture at the oscars --- but it came close enough to worry some top hollywood players... about infiltration of netflix in competition for their most prestigious award. now filmmaker steven spielberg intends to support a rule that
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could block netflix from oscar eligibility. the move has provoked heated debate online. and it is putting the legendary director -- at odds with industry heavyweights, who have pointed out, netflix has been an important supporter of minority filmmakers and stories. it has also ignited the ongoing debate over qualifying films for awards by releasing them through streaming versus theaters. (catherine) a new study finds the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine does not raise the risk of autism.and it does not trigger autism in children at risk of it. those are the conclusions of a study of more than 650-thousand denmark lead researcher said the idea that vaccines cause autism is still around and is getting a lot of attention on social media. meanwhile, the world health organization has ranked the reluctance to vaccinate as a "top 10" threat to global health this year.
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while more facts are gathered about a dispute that became very public late last week, today giants ceo larry baer is taking a leave of absence from the organization. it's a story we brought you at the top of the newscast. baer stepping away from the team...just days after this video surfaced on tmz sports. his wife pam falling to the ground....as he's arguing with her and trying to grab his cell phone out of her hand. the team's board of directors released a statement this morning saying he's quote-- 'acknowledged his behavior was unacceptable, apologized to the organization, and is committed to taking steps to make sure that this never happens again.' it was baer himself who requested the leave of absence... and the board will have no further comment while major league baseball investigates what happened. --now to spring training- - giants hosting the dodgers in scottsdale. --bottom 2nd... evan longoria... deep to left and off the grassy burm for a solo home run. 1-0 giants... longo's 4th homer of the spring --justin turner... shallow fly
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ball to right-center field... and gerardo parra... who played in colorado last season... makes the nice diving catch to rob turner on a hit --unfortunately those were the bright spots for the giants... as they fall to the dodgers 8-2... next up for san francisco... at hunter pence and the texas rangers on wednesday now to the nba-- it looks like warriors fans can get ready to welcome back an old friend. andrew bogut...a member of the team's first championship run in 2015...reportedly set to come back to golden state once he gets the greenlight from his team in the australian basketball league. the 34-year-old will make his return to the nba after being out of the association for more than a year. he had a stint with the lakers, then played for a team in sydney....winning honors for the league's top defensive player. the warriors certainly could use his defense and provide help for boogie cousins at the center position. and how about cal star kristine amigwe... she was
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named pac-12 player of the week today after her amazing 32 point-30 rebound performace yesterday in a win over washington state... it was also her 30th straight double-double for the bears anigwe is the first player in college women's basketball with a 30-point, 30-rebound performance in more than 15 years... tying the pac-12 record finally tonight, bryce harper has only been with the phillies for just a few days and he's already setting records. the new philadelphia slugger...who just signed a mega-deal of 330-million dollars over 13-years...has broken lebron james' record for jersey sales. according to the online retailer fanatics, more of harper's phillies unis have sold in their first 48 hours than any other jersey... surpassing a mark set by lebron's lakers jersey. alright, let's talk perks! would you like a desk chair, weekends off, or the bathroom code?
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consumer protection week--- and now more than ever, you should take action to protect your identity... and avoid getting defrauded or scammed.(catherine) in tonights consumer watch -- meredith wood takes a closer look at this year's popular scams and the important steps in avoiding them.. take action to protect yourself.the most recent data from 2017-- shows scammers stole nearly 17-billion dollars from u-s consumers. "people still need to be on their toes. online fraud in particular has increased." experts say there are three
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major scams to watch out for this year.the first-- phony calls from the social security administration.caller i-d will show you're getting a call from the government demanding you validate your social security number."this is the kind of fraud that would work easily on someone elderly, someone depending on that money."second-- a netflix-themed phishing scam. scammers impersonating the online streaming site and asking for your payment information.but don't take the bait."malware will download your personal information and then they've got you. they can use that to steal money from you or to open new accounts in your name."and third-- tax refund theft.fraudsters file taxes pretending to be you and steal your tax refund.to avoid becoming a victim--experts say check your online accounts daily.review your credit score every 4 months-- and look for any red flags."it helps you spread out the view of your credit line throughout the entire year so it may give you a better opportunity to catch something."and finally-- shred documents containing your personal information.for consumer watch-- i'm meredith wood. (pam) that wraps up kron 4 news
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at 8.(catherine) but our primetime coverage is just getting started this monday night. grant lodes and vicki liviakis are here with kron 4 news at 9. ((grant))thank you pam and catherine...next at nine...utter devastation in alabama after tornadoes rip through the state..killing at least 23 people.now a desperate search through the wreckage -- in the hopes of finding survivors.we'll have a live report from one of the hardest hit areas...coming up. plus, new tonight at nineas the cleanup continues from last week's flooding in sonoma
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county.residents there are concerned with all the trash and toxins now littering their neighborhood.the big question tonight...who's supposed to clean in all up?((grant))and don't put the umbrella away just yet, another storm is headed to the bay area.our chief meteorologist has your four zone forecast.((vicki)) keep it here..kron 4 news at nine starts right after the brea
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our great state, leaving behind trails of devastation and the loss of human life." "this was the deadliest tornado in the united states since the moore, ok tornado in 2013.">(grant) a powerful tornado outbreak has killed at least 23 people across alabama. and one of the twisters -- and one of the twisters -- was more dangerous than originally thought.(grant) thanks for joining us im grant lodes...(vicki) and im vicki livakis... the national weather service confirms that an e-f four storm touched down-- bringing 170 mile-an-hour winds -- and
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destruction that goes on for miles.(grant) is live in lee county, alabama...one of the hardest- hit areas..of the hardest-hit areas.. powerful tornadoes flattened homes -- decimated neighborhoods (vicki) president trump tweeting

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