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(grant) the fallout from the university bribery scandal is growing tonight. there's now a 500-billion dollar lawsuit related to it. good evening i'm grant lodes. (vicki) and i'm vicki liviakis. today two separate lawsuits were filed, one against the universities in question and the other from a bay area parent against the parents, coaches, administrators and admissions consultants tied to the case. are dramaticallay different, one seeks hundreds of dollars to pay for the cost of admissions applications, the other seeks half a trillion dollars.
bribery scandal lawsuits 031419 5 insertthe class action lawsuit filed wednesday in san francisco superior court is filed by a bay area woman and her son against 45 parents, coaches, administrators and admissions consultants.in the lawsuit jennifer kay toy says her son "graduated with a 4.2 grade point average.... applied to some of the colleges where the cheating took place and did not get in.... i'm now outraged and hurt because i feel that my son... was denied access to a college not because he failed to work and study hard enough but because wealthy individuals felt that it was ok to lie, cheat, steal and bribe their children's way into a good college." the lawsuit alleges negligent infliction of emotional distress, civil conspiracy and fraud. the lawsuit suggests 1- thousand people participated in the cheating scandal and than 1-million people people have been affected. as a result the suits seeks damages totaling no less than 500- billion dollars.in the meantime, a federal class action lawsuit filed wednesday and amended thursday is filed on behalf of a 4 college students and their parents
against admissions consultant rick singer and 8 universities including stanford that federal officials have tied to the bribery scandal. this suit alleges when these students applied for admission to these universities they didn't receive what they paid for an "admissions process that was fair and free of fraud bribery, cheating and dishonesty." the lawsuit says anyone who paid an application fee to any of the universities but was denied admission get their application fee returned. returned.application fee their application fee returned. (vicki)(vicki) the shockwaves from this nationwide cheating scandal are still being felt....especially amongst students. kron4's maureen kelly got reaction from those attending city college of san francisco.
city college ...affectionally known as harvard on the hill...has a lot of students working on transfering to 4 year universities.those who have been keeping up to date on the college admission cheating scandal are shaking their heads at the news....some tell me they are not surprised by the fact some rich parents allegedly paid bribes to get their kids into good schools....but they are shocked that they are actually getting prosecuted. the atheles here on campus are particularly distrubed by the allegations that kids who are not athelese got recruited onto elite college sports teams ....spots that could have gone to other people who actually put in the hard work. as a college athlete i find it disrespectful because we work hard to get where were at we try to go to states we try to go to nationals and photoshop someone's face on to somebody.
it's disrespectful if you just want money it's money but it's one thing to say your kids an athlete, parents of the week their kids at 5 am to go to practice we have to travel all the time and on the road 24 seven sometimes i've been playing football like over 12 years trying to get to that high-level and they're just giving kids spots on the team that i'm trying to get on it's really kind of crazy(maureen) one student told me....she hopes those found guilty these charges get actual jail time....rather than a slap on the wrist.maureen kelly kron4 news. (vicki) and we have continuing coverage of this story on our website. there you will find what we know about the 13 bay area parents charged in the scandal. and coming up at 5:45 tonight... we will talk with the founder and c- e-o of a for-profit college counseling company-- about their practice of helping teens get into their top schools, along with the costs it comes with. (grant) breaking news... police in the east bay are searching for a missing 11- searching for a missing 11- year-old boy. ja-quory
sturns-evans was last seen on the 26-thousand block of eldrige avenue in hayward. police say he left school before dismissal today. he was last seen wearing a blakc nike hooded sweatshirt with gold writing, gray pants, and red and navy air jordans on his feet. anyone who has any information or has seen ja'quory is asked to call police. (grant) developong news tonight... murder charges were filed today against the undocumented immigrant who stands accused in the brutal murder of a san jose woman. (vicki) carlos carranza could spend the rest of hs life in prison, if convicted. kron four's rob fladeboe has more now live from the hall of justice in san jose. rob? (rob live) the defendant in this case is an undocumented immigrant who has been in and out of jail many times, re-igniting the debate about the lack of cooperation betweenlocal and federal authorities. but prosecutors were having none of that today but insisting that carlos carranza will not be getting out of jail ever again. here'smore.
inside department 23 on thursday afternoon, in a proceeding that lasted less than a minute, with no cameras present, 24 year old carlos arevalo-carranza, was charged with first degree murder, burglary and special circumstances that would sent him to prison for life. carranza is accused in the murder of 59 year old bambi larson, of san jose. police say carranza stabbed larson to death inside her knollfield way home. evidence includes surveillance video that shows him stalking his victim and her neighborhood. in a statement of facts, prosecutors say larson suffered deep stab wounds to her neck and torso. when arrested carranza had a 7-inch folding knife on him. carranza's dna matches blood evidence found at the crime scene and he was in possession of larson/s kindle and cell phone. outside the court, there was a brief statement from chief assistant district attorney jay boyarksy. jay boyarsky/chief assistant dist. attorney "....the whole community grieves with the larson family today, the second reason we are here is to let you now that mr carranza has been charged and it going to spend the rest of
his life in prison so that he can never hurt anyone again, our office will hold him accountable for this brutal murder so he can die in prison..."carranza's arrest led to the revelation that he is an udocumented immigrant with a long criminal history and had been repeatedly released from jail despite nine different detainer requests by federal immigration authorities. (larson family statement)in a statement, the family of bambi larson thanked police for their persistence in gathering the evidence necessary to arrest the person responsible for bambi's death. it also thanked thecommunity for it's support and asked for privacy.
(grant) in the east bay... we are learning more tonight about what led up to a deadly police shooting involving a shoplifting suspect in san leandro. investigators say the suspect was using his car as a weapon. kron 4's haaziq madyun has the story. the suspect shot to death while trying to allegedly escape the scene of a shoplifting in unincorporated san leandro has been identified sot
man's name in this case is charles ballard. he is 41-years-old from the city of san leandro">alameda county deputy sgt. jd nelson says ballard is a convicted felon with an extensive criminal historysotthree deputies fired their weapons. ballard was pronounced dead at the scene. a woman in the vehicle was injured during the shooting.
mid to upper 60s. dry warm weather will last through monday. on tuesday the clouds start to roll back in and then there's a chance of rain on wednesday. (grant) jurors in oakland... award a woman tens of millions of dollars... after she says her terminal cancer was caused by using a popular product found in houses all over the country. (vicki) the showdown over the border wall continues. a resolution is passed to terminate the
zavala explains how lawmakers are trying to do that.. "nats--red wood city renter sasha powell stood before lawmakers holding up a letter from her landlord"i want to read from this.. effective may 1st 2019, my rent will be 1,700 instead of 1,040. effective july 1st my rent will be 2,300 instead of 1,700. and effective september 1st my rent will be 2,500 instead of 2,300, i've lived in my building for 16 years. " her rent increase is an example of what millions of renters have experienced in the last decade across california... lawmakers considering this a
housing emergency.((rob bonta d- oakland)) "we know that we need to use every tool that we have in the toolbox, that's what you do in an emergency, that's what we do in a crisis, we need to keep californians in their home."lawmakers announced thursday a set of bills to protect renters.. with measures that would: require landlords to prove just cause before evicting a tenant and prohibit rent gouging.((assm. david chiu d-san francisco)) "it would protect 15 million californians from large rent increases without diminishing a property owner's ability to make a fair return on investment."the proposals also include reforming current rent control laws and creating a state wide rent registry to collect data.((buffy wicks d- oakland)) "tracking evictions, tracking rental increase so that we can see what is happening in what communities and then create evidence based
public policy to address those concerns."the governor has promised if lawmakers brought him a good package of laws on rent stability, he would sign it. lawmakers say they're confident in their proposals. tag. (vicki)
jurors in oakland have awarded a woman 29 million dollars after she claimed that her terminal cancer was caused by johnson & johnson baby powder. the jurors determined sible for the. 13-thousand other lawsuits across the country claim that johnson and johnson hid the health risks of the
powder for decades. the company insists that the powder is safe even though it has lost several lawsuits already. a los angeles jury awarded more than 25 million to a woman who blamed her cancer on the powder. and a jury in missouri last year awarded more than four million to 22 women. (grant) happening now... 45 inches of snow has piled up in colorado as the bomb cyclone continues to bring dangerous weather to the central u-s. the severe weather - stranding travelers and leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity. this is video from denver... where drivers finally got to return to their cars today after abandon them. officer died in the storm.... a car lost control and hit him as he was helping another car that spun out. the storm's center was over iowa and nebraska early today. it's expected to move east
where it will continue delivering dangerous weather conditions. (grant) after months of rainy weather it now appears that california is drought free. this new map released today shows that about 7 percent of the state is percent of the state is abnormally dry but actual drought condition are completely gone. kron 4's charles clifford has details. (anchor) taking a live look outside-- overlooking downtown san francisco. (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: it was another gorgeous day with sunshine and warm temperatures. highs were mainly in the 60s. it is dry on the doppler radar across the state as high pressure has taken over. tonight will see a few passing clouds and cool temperatures with lows in the 30s and 40s. on the satellite you can see the dome of high pressure along the west coast. it will strengthen through the weekend and through the
another gorgeous day with sunshine and warm temperatures. highs were mainly in the 60s. it is dry on the doppler radar across the state as high pressure has taken over. tonight will see a few passing clouds and cool temperatures with lows in the 30s and 40s. on the satellite you can see the dome of high pressure along the west coast. it will strengthen through the weekend and bring many 70s to the bay area. tomorrow will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 60s. dry warm weather will last through monday. on tuesday the clouds start to roll back in and then there's a chance of rain on wednesday.
on wednesday. (grant) breaking news... a rough commute if you're traveling to the north bay tonight. all but one lane on westbound 5-80 are closed right before the richmond- san rafael bridge-- because of a gravel spill. this is a live picture-- and you can see just a few cars driving through. the c-h-p says 200 yards of pebbles spilled on the road-- and right now they are trying to find out who is responsible. but again-- allow extra time if
you are heading in that direction tonight. we will have updates on our air (vicki) still ahead... future of the raiders in oakland. details on the highly anticipated vote happening tomorrow. (grant) the already crowded field of democratic presidential candidates is getting bigger. beto o'rourke is now running. details on his candidacy-- and who he is joining in the race for the white house. to simone, i leave the van gogh.
to harrison, the wine collection. to craig, this rock. the redwoods to the redheads. the rainbows to the proud. i leave these things to my heirs, all 39 million of you, on one condition. that you do everything in your power to preserve and protect them. with love, california. "keokuk is our first stop in
our campaign to be president!" (grant) the crowded field of 20-20 presidential candidates got a little more crowded today ...former texas congressman beto o'rourke is the fifteenth democrat to jump into the race ... kicking off his campaign in iowa. o'rourke's challenge is to stand out from a crowd that already looks like a high school yearbook page.o'rourke says the current political climate is compelling him to run. there's no sitting on the sidelines, there's no hoping that somebody else can get this done. there's all of us, all in, with everything we've got, for everyone.o'rourke bounded into the national political spotlight by running a strong, ainst incumbent senat cruz.this amazing campaign ... of people. not a single dime from a pac. all people, all the time in every single part of texas.o'rourke's home distrct is the border town of el paso, and he has been an
advocate of immigrant rights and strong supporter of effforts to mitigate climate change,house speaker nancy pelosi says will make br a great contender.i just know of his record here - when he came he came as a real champion for the environment.in iowa today, o'rourke focused on the big picture, avoiding specifics.we have the single greatest mechanism to call forth the genius of our fellow human beings ... this democracy.at the white house, president trump had a different focus."i think he's got a lot of hand movement. i've never seen so much hand movement. i said is he crazy or is that just the way he acts? so i've never seen a hand movement. " "so, president trump made fun of your hands today. did you see that?" "oh, did he? (laughs) i have nothing to say to that. i think people want us to rise above the pettiness, the smallness (grant) the iowa caucuses are still eleven months away. the front runner in the very early polling isn't even officially in the race. joe biden is the top choice of democrats ... closely followed by bernie sanders. california sanders.bernie followed by ... closely of democrats the top choice smallness (grant) the iowa caucuses are still eleven months away. the front runner in the very early polling isn't even officially in the race.
joe biden is the top choice of democrats ... closely followed by bernie sanders. california senator kamala harris is a distant third, slighly ahead of elizabeth awarre and beto o'rourke. (vick) next at 5:30... president trump is not giving up the fight. the senate blocked his national emergency over funding for the border wall. details as he is expected to issue the first veto of his presidency. (grant) and a live look at the richmond-san rafael toll plaza. all but one lane on westbound 5-80 is closed right before the bridge-- because of a gravel spill. we will have after the break.
(grant) back to our breaking news... a rough commute if you're traveling to the north bay tonight. all but one lane on westbound 5-80 is closed right before the richmond- san rafael bridge-- because of a gravel spill. this is a live picture-- and you can see just a few cars driving through. driving through. the c-h-p says 200 yards of pebbles spilled on the road-- and right now they are trying to find out who is responsible. here's a look at traffic in the area.. allow extra time if you are heading in that direction tonight. we will have updates on our we will