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measure which would annually set aside 2% of the general fund to go toward a number of water improvement projects including ground wer clean up and emergency drinking water programs. its final approval would be up to the voters.((assm. devon mathis r- porterville)) "it keeps that promise the state of california made to its people... this isn't just one piece, it's let's get the water, let's capture the snowpack let's move it down, let's put it back in the ground, let's make sure we're covering the environmental things we need to, let's do everything we possibly can to cover all aspects in a hollistic fashion. "dozens of contaminated water customers from the central valley lined up at the capitol this week with their concerns..((isabel valdez - tulare county resident)) "it's our right to have that and not worry and have those concerns for our unborn children and for already have... "solution soon. tag. (ken)today is the ten year anniversary of the shooting anniversary of ten year today is the today is the ten year anniversary of the shooting death of four oakland police officers. kron 4's charles clifford was in oakland today at a memorial held in their honor.
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well, it has been 10 years since 4 opd officers were tragically killed let's take a look at their pictures. back on march 21, 2009, officer john hege and sergeant mark dunakin were shot and killed by a suspect during a routine traffic stop. later that day, swat team members sgt. ervin romans and sgt daniel sakai were killed while attempting to arrest the suspect.at today's memorial, mayor libby shaaf and oakland police chief anne kirkpatrick attended the service at st benedict church. about 100 officers attended the service which lasted an hour. before the memorial, the mayor and chief spoke to the media. they say they were here to honor the fallen and that this is a reminder of the dangers that officers face.sot this is a day of remembrance in our police world. our fallen heroes will never be forgotten. they are always a part of our family. we honor and respect them.sotthis is a stark reminder to us of what a dangerous job our police officers have. as a city we mourn every loss of life.now, the suspect who killed the four officer, lovell mixon was shot and killed by the swat team 10 years ago today. in oakland, charles clifford kron 4 news.
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(catherine) new zealand has introduced a new ban on military-style assault weapons. and the prime minister says she's confident that the public will get behind the measure (ken) it follows last friday's massacre in christchurch. the new ban will cover all military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. new zealand has an estimated one point five million weapons out of a population of less than five million. it's not clear how many guns will now be considered illegal. but the country is taking steps to have owners surrender those weapons. (catherine) the u-s is just days away from its ban on bump stocks taking effect.... that's the attachment that can make weapons fire rapidly. it's the only major gun
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restriction imposed by the federal government in the past few years. owners of the devices are watching the legal wrangling and wondering what to do. their options are to destroy the devices, turn them over to federal authorities or risk getting caught and face a felony charge.. it's estimated that there might be as many as half a million bump stocks in circulation. let's get a check of the weather around the bay area.... time now for the 4zone forecast... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: it was a lovely day with plenty of sunshine and only a few passing clouds. there area still a few showers showing up on doppler radar and a few more snowflakes over the sierra. tonight will start mostly clear but clouds will move in late. lows will be in the 40s and low 50s. on the satellite you can another larger storm off the coast. that will begin to bring a few showers tomorrow morning that will increase throughout the
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day. rain will become heavy in the afternoon in the north bay and spread south throughout the evening. highs will be 50s to low 60s. showers are possible early on saturday but most of the weekend will be dry. more rain and stormy weather if forecast for next week. (catherine) lots to talk about in the lots to talk about in the sports world tonight...including a final answer on where we'llfind the raiders in 2019... (ken) kate rooney joins us in the studio.
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one of the weirdest offseason sagas in n-f-l history finally has its conclusion...the raiders will be in oakland for one more year. today the oakland city council voted to approve a one year lease renewal for 2019, with an option for 2020.it was a final piece of a complicated puzzle...the coliseum authority and alameda board of supervisors had previously voted to approve the lease agreement. it will cost the team 7.5 million dollars for use of the coliseum and the raiders' practice facility in alameda...in the event that their new las vegas stadium faces further delays and isn't ready for the 2020 season as planned, the raiders can pay 10.5 million to remain in oakland for an additional year. the a's are nowhere near oakland...they're in japan, where they took on the mariners and ichiro suzuki... playing his final game in his native country ... top 3rd... already 2-0 mariners... mitch haniger... drives one out to left center for a solo home run off marco estrada...
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3-0 m's bottom 7th... now 4-2 seattle... khris davis ... slaps a base hit back up the middle... matt chapman and marcus semien score... career rbi 499 and 500 for davis... game tied 4-4 top 12th... still tied... domingo santana... grounds one to shortstop... the a's try to turn two to end the inning... but the throw to first is high... dee gordon scores what would be the winning run and suzuki... says goodbye to the fans... he finally retires at the age of 45... after 27 years in professional baseball and the world record for hits between his time in japan and the majors... ichiro goes out in style... and the a's lose... 5-4 in 12 innings... after what feels like forever...but was really just a four-game road trip...the warriors are back at oracle arena tonight...hosting an indiana pacers team that's in 4th place in the east...but coming off three losses in a row...and has the bitter taste of their last matchup with the warriors in mind...a 132-100
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drubbing by the dubs. big news for golden state is they'll have demarcus cousins back, after he missed two games with a foot injury...as for klay thompson...he's just like the rest of us...he's got march madness on the brain. "i've got duke... versus unc in the championship. not very original but. both those teams are great so i expect them to go far in the tourney. and my guy tony bennett. i think it's his year to break for the final four." klay didn't pick st. mary's to go all the way...but that doesn't mean we're not gonna update on how our local team is faring in the first round... and the performance of the tournament so far... murray state's ja morant... he has come out of nowhere this season to become a star...
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internet sensation... and a probable n-b-a top-five draft pick... today he lived up to the hype and more... recording the first triple- double in the n-c-a-a torunament since the warriors' draymond green did it for michigan state in 2012 morant scores 17 points... dished out 16 assists... and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the 12th-seeded racers to a 83-64 upset of marquette in the first round... at least one 12 seed has wn a game in the tournament all but three times since 2001 draymond green though, the only person to record two triple doubles in the modern era. (catherine)(catherine) next at six. next at six. new fears in the wake of a huge chemical fire in texas.....after a toxic vapor is detected.
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a shelter-in-place has been lifted in deer park, texas outside of houston - after residents were told to stay inside this morning due to the levels of benzene in the air. the toxic vapor was detected after a raging chemical fire was extinguished this week. natasha chen explains what benzene is, and why the threat was enough to cancel class for six school districts in the area. alice richardson / itc spokeswoman: "we will make this right."in an emotional press conference, a spokesperson for i-t-c...the company whose storage facility
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caught fire in texas this week...addressed the presence of benzene vapors which caused a shelter-in-place order for the city of deer park.alice richardson / itc spokeswoman: "itc cares. we care a lot. we have been good stewards, we've been good neighbors."neighbors were told is morning to stay inside, close doors and windows, and turn off air conditioning.and six school districts canceled class. benzene is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet odor that the cdc says can cause symptoms after even brief exposure.dr. umair shah / executive director, harris county public health: "symptoms for benzene can be headaches, dizziness, you can have respiratory type of conditions."the chemical is used in gasoline production. after the storage facility fire, responders used a foam blanket to keep benzene contained, after the permanent container was damaged in the fire.but as the wind shifted the foam overnight...alice richardson / itc spokeswoman: "it kind of slid a little bit to the side of the tank and went off."readings of benzene in the air dropped before noon - so the shelter-in-place order was lifted.but the work continues, as i-t-c pumps the product into another tank...and officials continue to monitor air and water quality.alice richardson / itc
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spokeswoman: "this was a fire. and it takes a little bit of time."i'm natasha chen reporting. (ken) a man is devastated after discovering his families' graves are among dozens defaced... and police say it is a hate crime.
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(catherine) a shocking crime that's difficult to comprehend. dozens of graves have been vandalized with messages of hate at a jewish cemetery in massachusetts.(ken) police are calling it a hate crime and searching for those responsible. this as relatives of loved ones buried there struggle with what happened. louisa moller reports. lewis brooks:"oh my god. every one of them, oh! oh my god." lewis brooks brought his hands to his head, and a clenched first to his mouth, devastated. nat sound:the fall river man struggling to process the desecration of his family plot, and the gravestones of relatives who escaped europe during the holocaust.lewis brooks:"a lot. my great aunt used to take me here. she is now over there with her family. and it has a lot of memories."all day, people slowly filtered into hebrew cemetery to see if their family headstones were vandalized,the result of what police are calling a hate
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crime.on sunday, police say a cemetery worker arrived to find swastikas and anti-semitic phrases scrawled on 30 or more stones with black marker.others were knocked over.the damage so extensive that detectives spent much of tuesday afternoon surveying it with the president of the local temple and the director of the anti-defamation league.stephen silverman:"we have to pull together, not be afraid, look forward and see what we can do."while the community comes together, people like lewis are demonstrating their resilience and the grace of humanity.this man's family plot escaped defacing, but he stopped by to clean off some others.man:"the gravestone wasn't touched but i will spend a little time to take some of the demeaning words off of some of the gravestones if i can." (ken) a 12-thousand dollar
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reward is being offered for any information that can help catch who did this. police are also looking for surveillance video. (ken) the number of people covered by traditional pensions is shrinking. and now the federal goverment has just made it easier for employers to get rid of them. (catherine) in today's consumer watch-- reid binion has a closer look at how the move is affecting retirement security for millions of workers. shrinking pensions.across the country--- less employers are offering them.and now the federal government is making it easier for companies to stop issuing those monthly pension checks.this month-- the treasury department issued a notice allowing employers to buy out current retirees from their pensions with a one-time lump sum payment--if the retiree agrees to it.that reverses obama-era guidance that banned the practice over fears that lump-sum payments often shortchange seniors.now advocates say the latest move is putting millions of people at risk.pensions provide a guaranteed monthly income for as long as an employee lives
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in retirement.they're insured by the federal goverment in case companies go bankrupt and cover more than 26-million people.however-- since the 80s-- that number has been getting smaller and smaller.... as employers move away from pensions-- and opt for 401(k) accounts instead.the reason? pensions are expensive to maintain and they're a big liability for companies.so, should you take a payout? experts say no-- because you don't have the advanced knowledge needed to evaluate your retirement needs.and you'll likely end up spending the lump sum while still in retirement.for consumer watch-- i'm reid binion. (catherine)(catherine) you still have a chance to win more than a half-billion dollars. nobody won wednesday night's powerball drawing. that means the powerball jackpot is now up to six hundred-25 million dollars. that's the seventh largest in u-s lottery history. the next drawing will be this saturday..... (catherine) allergy season is here there are
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(catherine) for your health tonight. if you suffer from seasonal allergies, you might not all that excited about the arrival of spring..(ken) meredith wood gives us some tips that might make you feel a little better this year. ah spring! when the snow melts, the days become longer, the flowers are in bloom.and the pollen. all. the. pollen. according to the cdc, more than 50 million americans suffer from allergies.and many of those are considered seasonal.in the spring, it starts with pollen released
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from the trees, followed by grass later in the season. those who suffer from seasonal allergies face an onslaught of symptoms such as sneezing, stuffy nose, itchy nose, and watery eyes, just to name a few.if you're one of the millions that go through this every year, there are a few things you can do to ease the discomfort.- check the pollen count in your area: several weather apps will provide that information on a daily basis.- when the pollen is high, limit your exposure by staying inside and keeping windows closed- change out the air filters in your home frequently and make sure you are using hepa filters- wash your hair before going to bed- if you've been doing things outside, toss those clothes in the laundry when you come back in.- and- don't forget to talk to your doctor about taking a daily allergy medication, including a nasal sprayfor today's health minute, i'm meredith wood. let's take a look outside right now... chief meteorologist chief meteorologist lawrence karnow
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joins us now with the four zone forecast. lawrence karnow: it was a lovely day with plenty of sunshine and only a few passing clouds. there area still a few showers showing up on doppler radar and a few more snowflakes over the sierra. tonight will start mostly clear but clouds will move in late. lows will be in the 40s and low 50s. on the satellite you can another larger storm off the coast. that will begin to bring a few showers tomorrow morning that will increase throughout the day. rain will become heavy in the afternoon in the north bay and spread south throughout the evening. highs will be 50s to low 60s. showers are possible early on saturday but most of the weekend will be dry. more rain and stormy
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