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reporter karen caifa is standing by with the latest from washington. omar jimenez / washington: "it's done. after nearly two years, the special counsel investigation from robert mueller is now over."the report is being described by a doj official as "comprehensive"
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the full report was delivered to attorney general bill bar earlier this afternoon -- shortly after the heads of the judiciary committees in both the house and senate were notified of its conclusion.i wanna read you part of that notification letter."the special counsel has submitted to me today a "confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions" he has reached""i am reviewing the report and anticipate that i may be in a position to advise you of the special counsel's principal conclusions as soon as this weekend."so far here's what the investigation has led to and critically we've learned that there will be no further indictments.199 overall criminal counts37 people and entities charged7 people pleaded guilty5 people sentenced to prison1 person convicted at trialso. how did
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we get here?this all began back in may of 2017...deputy attorney general rod rosenstein tapped robert mueller to take over an investigation that was already underway at the fbi that...by the way....came on the tail end of a week that ábegan with trump firing the fbi director james comey.rosenstein's public order authorized mueller to investigate:1. russian interference in the 2016 presidential election2. "any links and/or coordination between the (ken) (ken) joining us now via skype to talk about this.... sonoma state professor and political science chair... david mccuan professor ... thank you for joining us
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(pam) we first told you about this breaking news through a push alert. download the kron4 mobile app to always stay up to date on breaking news stories. and we have much more coming up at 6:30 more breaking news tonight. the autopsy for san francisc public defender jeff adachi has just been released... and according to the report from the medical examiner--
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cocaine and alcohol contributed to his death. kron 4's michelle kingston is live tonight from our newsroom michellethe medical examiner ruled adachi's death as accidental.with cocaine and alcohol in his system -- combined with a form of heart disease. voaccording to the report -- adachi was out to dinner with a companion in north beach. they had spent the day together .. and had had a glass or two of champagne, and at some point ate several cannibis edibles.at dinner -- he began to complain of upper respiratory problems and began sweating.his friend asked if he wanted to go to the hospital but he refused.they took a ride share back to a north beach apartment -- there, he took ibuprofen ... but continued to sweat and experience severe abdominal pain.he asked his companion to pick up some zantac. when she returned from the corner store, he was still in pain and became confused.she called 911.paramedics on scene say witnesses told them adachi was
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acting strange and grinding his teeth just before collapsing. he was found unresponsive on the bedroom floor. he was administered narcan and was transported to the hospital -- where he was later pronounced dead. michelleadachi died back on february 22 at age 59 in san francisco...he'd served as the city's public defender since 2002. in the newsroom michelle kingston kron 4 news (pam) more breaking news tonight. the fruitvale bart station has reopened -- after shutting down this afternoon because a passenger was stabbed on a train. kron4's haziq maadyun has the latest.
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a live look outside right now... as we get our first look at the four zone forecast with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: it has been a wet day for the bay area with rain starting this morning and it continues tonight. on the doppler radar we can see plenty or rain over the bay area and heavier rain is on the way. the rain will be heavy at times before midnight before turning to showers. on the satellite you can see the cold front coming through. lows tonight will be in the 40s. we will see partly cloudy skies with cool temperatures tomorrow with highs in the 50s and 60s. it will be partly cloudy on sunday but mostly dry. rain will return sunday night and monday and well into next week.
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(ken) a government watchdog says fema wrongly released the information of 2.3 million survivors of california wildfires in 2017 in a massive data breach. the information of victims of hurricanes harvey, irma and maria were also released.
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authorities say the breach occurred when fema was working with a contractor that helps provide temporary housing to those affected by disasters. information, like names, last four digits of a social security number are required to confirm eligibility. but fema also provided the contractor bank names, electronic funds transfer numbers and bank transit numbers. the watchdog says the victims could be vulnerable to identity theft. fema officials say they are changing how they deliver information to avoid giving too much information and it will be completed by 2020. coming up next at six.. shut down juvenile hall.. we'll explain what is behind the new call by supervisors in one bay area city ... to close the doors on the facility that locks up kids... plus.. years of higher bridge tolls ahead....commuters will soon need to pull out more money .. to drive on an iconic bay area crossing ...
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(ken) some san franicsco supervisors want to close san francisco juvenile hall.(pam) these supervisors say... it is ineffective, costly and inhumane.. so they are drafting legislation to have the facility shutdown in the next few years. kron 4's dan kerman is following the story and has more from juvenile hall. sf juvenile hall closure 032219 6 looklive pkgstandup dan kerman/sf :03if this legislation passes juvenile hall as we know it will shutdown by december 2021title super :07a group of san francisco supervisors wants to shutdown san francisco
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juvenile hall saying it's not working.sot hillary ronen/san francisco supervisor :14 there's been case after case that when juveniles enter juvenile hall they are worse when they come out , its not an effective intervention for children so why are we continuing to do it?supervisor hillary ronan says its also not cost effective... the 150 bed facility is housing just about 30 to 40 kids at one time meaning the city is spending nearly 300-thousand dollars per child.sotif we are spending 300 thousand per youth on a system thats proven not to work why are we not dreaming big and investing that kind of money or less in a truly new rehabilitative model where we can get the best therapy , the best housing the best education and permanent placement for a youth who is at risk and has already broken the law so we can make that type of intervention that will completely change the direction of that youths life ronen says young people who have chosen the wrong path, need a chance to get on the right path, which is why a
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(pam) get ready to pay even more to cross the golden gate bridge. (ken) earlier today the golden gate bridge board of directors approved a plan to increase tolls over 5- years. grant lodes joins us now with details of the plan. (grant) when it's all said and done, some drivers can expect to pay nearly $10 per crossing. the plan approved today was the most aggressive of the proposals on the table... to incrase the toll. let's take a
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look. right now, it costs fas-trak drivers 7 dollars to cross the bridge. on july 1st that will go up by 35 cents, and increase annually by that amount. by 20-23... a fastrak driver will pay 8.75. at that time... pay as you go drivers will pay 9 dollars. if you don't use either... and the bridge has to send you a bill in the mail it will you a bill in the mail it will be 9.75. the bridge district general manager says 57 percent of the tolls are used to subsidize bus and ferry service... which he says helps with traffic congestion.that gets people out of their cars and off the streets of san francisco. that is how we spend our tolls and the equity lens affects both sides. the extent that we raise tolls puts less pressure on our buss tolls. unfortunately, we have to strike a balance between how we collect tolls from motorists and how we collect from bus and ferry users.from bus and ferry users.from bus
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and ferry users. (grant) tolls on the bridge have been creeping up for years. today we asked people who drive the bridge and pay the toll what they think about these new increases.. (grant) the bridge district says it conducted an extensive public outreach campaign to educate the public about this plan, but admits that compared to years past... very few people chimed in. (grant)at today's meeting no one spoke publicly about the toll increase and only one director asked critical questions about the increase. she ultimately voted against
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the increases but otherwise it passed overwhelmingly. let's take a look outside right now... chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with the four zone forecast. lawrence karnow: it has been a wet day for the bay area with rain starting this morning and it continues tonight. on the doppler radar we can see plenty or rain over the bay area and heavier rain is on the way. the rain will be heavy at times before midnight to showers. on the satellite you can see coming through. lows tonight will be in the 40s. we will see partly cloudy skies with cool temperatures tomorrow with highs in the 50s and 60s. it will be partly
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cloudy on sunday but mostly dry. rain will return sunday night and monday and well into next week.week.
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coming up tonight at 6:45... there may now be an answer to what is killing the famous and much loved birds of san francisco's telegraph hill .. details ahead in a live interview. and next... another nod to the popularity of e-sports... new status for gamers on university campuses .. including here in the bay
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area.. details ahead.
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(pam) dozens of colleges and universities, including cal, now offer scholarships to exceptionally talented gamers -- now known as: e-sports athletes. (ken) and at least eight states now allow áhigh schools to officially sponsor varsity e- sports. reporter anna wiernicki (war-nik-ee) skipped the weight room, and went
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straight to the computer lab for this report. nats pop: gaminganna wiernicki: high school senior benjamin malek's after school routine is like many students- getting the team together and going to practice.anna wiernicki: but this team doesn't compete on the field...they compete on screen...benjamin malek maryland high school senior take cg @ 0:12-0:15there are some online tournaments, there are some tournaments that we will go to.anna wiernicki: eight states have recognized competitive video game playing, also known as e- sports, as an official high school varsity sportbut malek's high school in maryland is not one of them. so instead, he comes here to "the game gym."nats pop: samuel tebi: i coach about 5 kids.anna wiernicki: a private gaming club where students can compete and hire a private coach like samuel tebi.samuel tebiadministrator at the game gymtake cg @ 0:33-0:37getting down to the nitty gritty of each game, getting the x's and o's.anna wiernicki (stand up) @annaewiernickitake cg @ 0:38- 0:44players say esports opens the door for more students to participate. because there are fewer physical requirements....josh hafkin: you don't need to be 6'8 to play video games. you can be male, female, short, tall, it doesn't really matter,anna wiernicki: founder of the game gym josh hafkin says he expects every high school will log on to esports in the next 3 to 5 years.but first, high schools will have to convince some of e-sports toughest critics-mom and dad.josh hafkin ceo and founder of the game gym take cg @ 1:02-1:08i hope that parents treat video gaming a little bit more as an
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opportunity to learn than just a waste of time.anna wiernicki: sports management professor lisa neiroitti agrees. she says especially if high schools require esports players to maintain good grades to stay on the team...lisa neirottisports management professor, george washington universitytake cg @ 1:18-1:23so they are going to be a more well-rounded joining an esport team.anna wiernicki: and esports may even open doors for students after high school. right now more thirty u-s colleges and offer scholarships for gamers. in washington, i'm anna wiernicki, wiernicki, i'm anna in washington, i'm anna wiernicki, coming up next at 6:30.. more on tonight's top national story .. the completion of the mueller report on russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.. coming up in sports..... the warriors blew out the pacers.... with six warriors scoring in double digits last night... we'll recap and hear from steve kerr....next.... (lawrence)and i'm tracking your weeknight forcast...
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have been anticipating the mueller report for weeks. and as reporter mark meredith reports ... the news broke at the very end of a work week... where most lawmakers were far away from the capitol. washington was awash in rumors...all day friday...that special counsel robert mueller's investigation was complete. and that the report
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was about to be delivered to the justice department.. president trump speculated on the timing of the report's release before leaving for a weekend trip to florida."so we'll see what happens, its going to be interesting, well see what happens"then...with suspense building....minutes before five o'clock. confirmation.the report...detailing the investigation into russian interfernce in the 2016 election....is now in the hands of attorney general william barr.barr wasted no time alerting congress.sending this letter to leaders of the house and senate judiciary committees.in it...barr wrote ...quote:"the special submitted to me confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions he has reached"the letter did not detail the findings.lawmakers have demanded made public.barr says he may have for lawmakers before monday...writing quote: "i may be in a position to advise you of the special counsel's principal conclusions as soon as this weekend"house democrats have suggested they could supbonea mueller to testify about his findings.however hearings on the report have not yet been scheduled.in washington, i'm mark meredith. east bay

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