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the board approved more than 20 100 million 20 hundreds of community members held a multi- purpose room for three hours upsetting students per, educators, students, and supporters. they lined up one by one. >> if you take my program down you take every program down. it is up to you to make sure that these are not cut. >> they approved a new contract which includes a new 11% salary increase over or years. plus a 1.3% bonus. the new contract is only a temporary fix. we will be in the same situation in five months. >> the race that that teachers ratified yesterday is dependent on the school board's reduction
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of the things we're talking about here. >> excuse me. the community, the community can disagree. >> reporter: those cuts agree asian this pacific island are student services -- they approved reductions, students rally together to demand that the board resign. >> you should be ashamed of yourself. ashamed. >> reporter: however, they face the crowd. >> i honestly feel like we should not be talking to them. >> it's not over. we are going to ask for the funding. there is funding out there. right now the only solution you are leaving us is to do a
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student strike. >> reporter: the students say that because the board is not listening they will work together to take their concerns to the city hall. >> thank you. >> oakland teachers were back in the classroom today. this is the first time since going on strike seven days ago. we visited one high school where teachers and students are finding a way to get back into the routine. >> reporter: at fremont high school in east oakland it was back to business for students and teachers. many said it has been a little difficult to get back in the group. >> i'm trying to get myself back into the motion and get the students back in. >> spanish teacher, david rose, said he missed being in the classroom during his seven days on the picket line. >> my students would call me at home and ask if we have school tomorrow. i had to say no. you can come visit us on the picket line. >> we visited the school on the first day of the strike.
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only 15 students showed up that day. they were all in the gym. the classrooms were empty and so were the hallways. that was then, this is now. >> reporter: some students that we spoke with said they are glad that the strike is over. >> i couldn't wait to come back to be honest. >> i was getting bored. >> reporter: why? >> i miss my friends. >> reporter: some of the students discussed the strike in class. 2% of the district student body attended school as the majority of parents their children home. now, the schools are back to doing what they're expected to do. >> students are excited to see their teachers. i do think they are little distracted. it is hard to come back. >> reporter: are you going to go easy on them today? >> no. >> reporter: the school district will not be making up the seven days of the strike.
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by adjusting lesson plans, the teachers will have the student caught up by the end of the year. in oakland, rob ross, ktvu box two news. over the weekend, the sacramento the strict attorney announced that she is not going to file charges in the case. clark was a car burglary suspect . police chased him through several backyards ordering him over and over to show his hands. at one point clark turned toward them. the district attorney agreed that the officers feared for their lives when they mistook his cell phone for again. today, members of the clergy joined activists. >> we are hoping that the attorney general will do what nobody, even the sacramento district attorney had the courage to do. prosecute these two officers
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involved in this killing. >> he said that he would be concluding his investigation soon and would make a decision as soon as he releases his report. the arden fair mall is back open after being closed yesterday. a small group of protesters staged a sit in in response to that djs decision not to file charges in the stefan clark case . the director of the mall said that the day of no business represented a big financial blow especially to the 1400 employees that missed out on the day of work. there are concerns that protesters will show out side the kings game. the police has closed the olden center one plaza to everyone except ticket and gas and employees. we are learning more tonight about two girls that went to sing. it turned out that the girls relied on their
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wilderness survival training that they had learned from 4h. they got by on freshwater, huckleberry leaves and a granola bar. >> today they spoke with the media. what an incredible story. >> reporter: unbelievable. these girls were found as a crow flies about 1.5 miles from home. they walk the equivalent of six miles and made it through chilly and rainy weather. >> we were pretty hungry. our bellies rumbled the whole night. >> we found shelter close to the ground. we had my sisters rain jacket to keep us warm. >> we were scared. rain fell on my head. >> yes, i use my hands to cover my face. >> reporter: eight-year-old
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caroline and five-year-old leah there with about them as they were lost in the woods for two days. they stay together and were afraid that bears would get them. they braved the 38 degrees weather and ate huckleberry leaves. they had learned basic wilderness skills through the 4- h clubs. they did your the worst as minutes turned to hours and hours turn today's. >> every emotion you could think of. everywhere from it being a dream to huddling up in a ball and bawling my eyes out. >> i am trying not to punish them, really hard. trying not. they did the right thing. they might have wandered off but they stuck together and they pulled themselves through. they saved each other. so, i am the pattison mom. they are superheroes. >> reporter: those girls were found alive and well yesterday after a massive search that included helicopters and tracking dogs. all told, they were a lost and
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alone for 44 hours. their mother joke today that she might microchip her daughter's or attach them to carabiner's that she bought from amazon right after they went missing. >> just listening to the two of them talk, they are so well spoken. especially for their age. thank you. our coverage of this amazing story continues online. we are working on posting this to our youtube channel. the city and county of san francisco say one final farewell to their public offender. a deadly tornado outbreak cottages causes catastrophic damage. after a week of flooding along the russian river. the damage estimates that will lightly top $150 million. i am tracking rain back in the bay area.
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at least 23 people are dead in alabama after a tornado ripped through the state. the youngest victim was just six years old. from overhead you can see tree snapped into. the tornado had winds of up to 170 miles per hour. today, search crews with dogs worked to locate people that have been reported missing. we talked with some survivors today. all they could do was take cover and pray as the tornado roared through. >> reporter: dozens of home and business owners like the owner of the bar behind me will have to rebuild after a series of deadly tornadoes ripped through
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the southeast. and ariel view of the destruction left behind after a powerful storm system swept through several southern states sunday night. this georgia resident lost her home but said her family is lucky to be alive. >> my babies, i just told them just like this. i called on jesus. jesus cover us, cover us jesus. >> reporter: the national weather service said that the deadly twister was in ef4 with wind speeds of 170 miles per hour. >> almost 1 mile wide. a monster tornado. >> reporter: crews in lee county the damage and searching for people who are still missing. >> it hurts my heart. >> reporter: officials describing the damage as catastrophic. they say the area will recover. >> these people are top. they are resilient people. >> we will overcome this loss. we have done it before. we will do it again.
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>> reporter: i have directed >> to provide assistance to alabama. search and rescue operations are ongoing. officials say at least 23 people have died. that number could go up. in smith's patient alabama ray bogan for fox news. >> along the golf coast they are still living in tents after hurricane michael. it discovered about 80% of mexico beach. only 500 of the 2700 homes were spared. many residents were left homeless. missing gregory now lives in a tent community with her boyfriend and their daughter. >> we have a two-year-old in a tent. but, there are so many other people out here in the community that are suffering. they have less than what we have. >> the mayor of mexico beach said that after the hurricane they received food, water, and eight. since then donations have stalled and the town's economy
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has been hit hard. north bay is now in the recovery mode. they are trying to do whatever they can to return to normal after the devastating floods. >> reporter: one county official has been quoted as saying that there has been $150 million worth of damage done. that seems a little low to me given the fact that there is a lot of public infrastructure involved. there are a lot of uninsured homes and buildings and things like that. there are a lot of insured things that are going to have to be collected in order to cover themselves. 150 million may be good initial estimate but i think it will go hire. i'm showing you the river here. it is still very, very wide. you can hardly see its banks in terms of the beaches that are usually along the banks or at least some sort of -- you see
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water with trees ticking out of it. it as high. not high compared to what it was but it is still high. more rain is on the way. people are keeping an eye out. the recovery is what is underway. you have to remember that it takes a village of concerned and caring people to make a recovery really happened. the 14 unit cottages on river road was mucking up the damage. the owners see a chance now to make it even better and more charming than ever. >> when you walk around here and see all of the devastation my mind is thinking now is our opportunity. >> reporter: the manager and maintenance director are married and are staying here. they have no else to go. >> they put us up. our house at the end of drake road was inundated by water. we lost all of our contents. we are so grace full.
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>> reporter: the salvation army has its work cut out for it. >> our renters insurance does not cover it. we have all of these places down here to help us out. >> reporter: heidi and jon burton not only lost all of their possessions, the rapidly rising water almost took their lives. they were neckdeep in cold water . >> i couldn't put my head up, the water was over here. i had to twist my head down into the water and back so i could get air. >> reporter: literally in the last seconds a fire unit in their trailer and took them out on a boat. while the communities begin rebuilding the congressman sa t the magnitude of these storms and the frequencies of these storms are being by climate change. >> reporter: see this tree
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which was just sod off, the fact of the matter is that with all of this rain the land is living. that treat used to be right here, four feet up the hill. >> a lot of people talk about the flooding but the impact to the structural sides of our hillside is dangerous. homes have been red tagged. homeowners are terrified they are going to lose everything. >> reporter: many already have. >> consider this, there is still almost two months left in what was once the normal rainy season and there is more rain on the menu. >> i am sure they will be concerned. ing in our chief meteorologist bill martin. >> more rain is on the way. it is heading south. we started talking about this last week. this is an atmospheric river. even the atmospheric river hitting in southern california
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is detaching. we are not expecting a repeat in the north bay or the bay area of what we south last week. that was really quite the event. the atmospheric river and the tropical oyster are heading further south. here is the low pressure. here we are. here is the moisture. you can notice it is separating. they will get significant rain in southern california but not as much as if this had been pulled in and face at. they are going to have a bunch of rain in southern california. one inch in the cities. one inch to 1.5 inches in the health. the decent amount of rain. the river got above flood stage in that last storm. that was a main event. we're lucky we're not seeing another one right on his heels.
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you see what we've got. another five inches of rain this week would have been a tipping point and caused a lot of problems. you start getting into the -- and this is the life radar -- if we did have a big rain event like that, the levees in the central valley start to get impacted. you don't think about it much. those things are old. many of them are over 100 years old. if you fill them with water and runoff from the foothills you have problems. that is where we were heading next. of course, we didn't see that. we are getting a bit of a break even though it is going to rain tomorrow. outside, it looks like rain to me. you can see the cloud cover and the texture in the clouds. temperatures in the low 50s right now. the low pressure center will move on shore. tomorrow morning early, there will be a few.. kind of like this morning. and then between 7:00 and noon you will see something like this, wet and done. look at tuesday afternoon,
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around three or four clock showers will start to develop on the south. the late afternoon commute my might see a bit of rain. possibly the late afternoon commute will be wet. the real story is the wednesday morning commute. wednesday is our main rain day. we will see you back here. >> bill, thank you. saying goodbye to an actor that became famous on beverly hills 90210. coming up next remembering luke perry who died today at the age of 52. >> he was so young. also coming up at six, driver stopping on the freeway to pick up money. a plan to set aside $100 billion to cut down on carbon emissions in california. that climate emergency declaration being considered by state lawmakers this week. ♪
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well... that was fun, right? it's time to get more. lower fares. better service. sweeter rewards. alaska airlines. actor luke perry died after suffering a massive stroke last week. he will always be remembered as his role of dylan mckay on the series beverly hills 90210. perry was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing. michelle has the details. >> reporter: beverly hills 90210 and riverdale star luke perry died after being
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hospitalized after suffering a massive stroke every 27. he was 52 years old. recently starring as fred andries as on the cw show riverdale. he rose to fame in the hit 90s series beverly hills 90210. appearing on sitcoms including will and grace and sin city the actor also appeared in films such as heavy the vampire slayer, eight seconds, and the fifth element. perry was born in mansfield ohio. he moved to los angeles shortly after high school. he worked in soap operas and commercials after winning the award defining role on beverly hills 90210 . luke perry was hospitalized . perry suffered a
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massive stroke at his home in sherman oaks telephone and remained under observation in the hospital but died monday large fourth. news of his death states that perry was surrounded by his children, his fiancee, and ex- wife many sharp when he passed away. luke perry was 52 years old. students sleeping in cars. >> there is a housing crisis in the silicon valley area that is not affecting just didn't but our whole community. >> the demands from students as the homeless population hits 13% at santa fe state. hello sunshine. southwest airlines first flights set to hawaii. you can get
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there for under $100. plus, --ow old are you hone are you home alone, just you and your mom? >> yes. >> has she ever had a seizure before? ! yes, two or three times. >> a cool and calm three seven- year-old dialed 911.
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today some students at san jose protested at santa fe state . they protested over what they say is a lack of attention being paid to homeless students. >> reporter: on the san jose state campus there are calls for the permanent solution for the problem of student homelessness. >> i have been homeless three
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times. >> she joined the ranks of the homeless after a fire forced her to evacuate her apartment. they are not just personal issues. >> reporter: the csu chancellor's office report that nearly 11% of their population has housing crisis is. some students is have started sleeping in cars or living in a room at a church. >> this is not just affecting students but our whole community. >> reporter: since last year the homeless alliance has been pressuring the -- it is a $2500 emergency grant if a student can't afford rent.
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>> the student demands are reasonable in light of what other campuses have done to respond to the homeless crisis. >> weekend want to find sustainable long term solutions. that means sitting down at the table with the city and sitting down at the table with our students. >> reporter: tuesday, the two sides meet for a 30 minute meeting. students are hoping that the president will limit the three demands before the end of the semester. ktvu fox news. san francisco giants larry baer is taking a personal leave of absence beginning today. mr. bear has acknowledged that his behavior was unacceptable, apologize to the organization and is committed to taking steps to make sure that this never happens again. now, the board is referring to
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on friday showing larry baer and his wife in a video that turned physical. he was trying to take his cell phone away. the giants executive team will handle day to day operations while larry baer is way. the city of san francisco said goodbye to public defender jeff adachi today . he died unexpectedly on february 22. we were inside the memorial service. friends and family say that jeff adachi will be deeply missed. >> reporter: the city of san francisco paused to remember public defender jeff adachi . >> i come here before you today , i think like all of you, with a heavy heart and a profound sadness.
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>> reporter: jeff adachi was found in an apartment having suffered from a heart attack. the mayor is saying that she will remember his commitment to justice. he >> anytime i needed help whether i had a family member or friend in trouble, jeff was always the person that i called. >> reporter: the chief attorney for the public defender's office, matt gonzalez, said at times he was reviled for defending those accused of terrible crimes. he recognized the humidity in everyone. >> most people want to measure the accused at their worst moment. jeff wanted to measure people by their potential. >> reporter: rudy corpus remembered a man of visible. >> jeff was about the people. he was a fierce fighter. jeff spot for the have not.
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he fought for the people that could not stand up straight. he fought for the people that others would not stand up for. >> reporter: -- >> he loved life completely and he lived it intensely. >> reporter: going forward, the mayor will have a temporary defender. christien kafton for ktvu fox 2 news. >>investigators are hoping toed 911. she is the last person to see jeff adachi. john corona was sentenced
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to life in prison. he was serving out his sentence. officials with the state apartment said that corona died of natural causes. former colorado governor john hickenlooper became the latest to join the crowded field of people running for president. he was the mayor of denver and the former owner of a brewpub. he is a pro business candidate. he says he is running because he thinks he can beat donald trump and bring the country together. today, a special congressional election in north carolina has been set for -- 14th. may 14. harris hired an operative for get out to vote efforts. that
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person has been indicted for obstruction of justice and possessing absentee ballots. harris one the original election by 900 votes. he has already said that he will not run in the special election. forced to live in a shipping container. that is the accusation against a subcontractor in the south bay. a loja. pack your bathing suit and your sunscreen. southwest airlines is selling their first tickets to hawaii. trust me, there are some incredible deals. we will have that for you in a moment. ♪ [baby crib musical mobile]
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the anticipation is now over after much speculation southwest airlines has finally started selling tickets to hawaii. some bears sold for as low as $49 each way. on tuesday and wednesday as the cheapest day to fly. many of the lowest fares are gone. passengers are still excited to have more options, especially loyal southwest customers. >> the price. what could be better? i don't even care what time i fly if i can fly round-trip for $200. >> i have never been to hawaii. i fly southwest all of the
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time. i think it is wonderful. i'm really excited to get to go. >> service from oakland to maui will begin april 7. service from san jose to honolulu begins on may 10. as the winner of the $1.5 billion mega millions jackpot has come forward 132 days after buying a ticket. the winner, a south carolina resident is choosing to remain anonymous. the winner has chosen to take the cash payment. that makes it the largest jackpot payout to a single winner in u.s. history. a new russian collusion investigation got underway today. this has the president continues to deny any wrongdoing between his campaign and russia. the house judiciary committee requested documents from 80
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people. special counsel, robert mueller and the southern district of new york which are both investigating the president are aware of this new probe. it will focus on obstruction of justice and abuse of power. >> this is all about tearing the president down. i'm not saying that the republicans would do the same thing if the shoe were on the other foot. this is all part of the reason that the american people don't trust congress and don't trust washington. >> president donald trump remains -- officials will review the committees request. a legal set back for the american born isis bride. a federal judge rejected a request filed on behalf of this
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24-year-old. she is stranded in a refugee camp with her son. she is not a u.s. citizen and would not be allowed to return home. the judge's ruling says that the case is now unlikely to be resolved until late spring or the summer. coming up, a luxury tower being built in the south bay. the people building it is accusing the contractor of -- and making them live in a storage container. you are going to make the acquaintance of a quick digging seven-year-old coming up. we are going to have rain that will last through wednesday. your bear bay area forecast is coming up next.
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a federal court case begins this week against a sub contractor accused of exploiting immigrant workers and forcing them to live in shipping containers. san jose city officials are now considering expanding -- >> the allegations are serious. a sub contractor leeward workers from mexico and made them live in locked shipping containers and did not pay them what they were owed. white while the case is underway the building and trade
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construction council says there are more out there. according to the wage coalition one in six california construction workers is now a victim of wage theft. they have had more than $2.9 million stolen. >> these big they need our help. >> san jose officials say they are stepping up. they will vote this week on reviving their wage theft ordinance to give it more teeth and to require more disclosure to contractors upfront. a loophole left them with no recourses like this building. >> if you are a developer or contractor, stealing from your workers or shortchanging them, you should be afraid. >> in the hernandez case, workers describing locked in their living quarters. they were forced to use a single bathroom with no running water.
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one man was paid for $8000 for 18 months of full-time work. when it comes to protecting workers more needs to be done. >> contractors who want to steal wages and cheat the system are going to find a way around inks. what we need to do is remain vigilant and continue to enact ordinances that plug those gaps. >> the court case is expected to last more than one week. the city council will take of the revised ordinance in tuesday meeting. ann rubin for ktvu fox 2 news. that's not coming down here is it? >> that's slowing down. >> that is what a massive avalanche looks like as it was coming crashing down on a colorado interstate. the passenger in the passenger
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seat took this video as the avalanche came down on the side of a mountain and eventually surrounded cars that were stopped on interstate i 70. this happen the copper mountain ski resort. it eventually covered the cars. it was not enough to trap them. >> can you imagine driving there and seeing that, thinking it looks odd and then discovering it is an avalanche. >> they were questioning what they should do. >> it was massive. >> a couple 100 feet high. they moved fast. 60, 70, 80 miles per hour. i have seen in the avalanche chutes near the sierras that the trees get blown up. an avalanche can turn a tree into a matchstick. here's what we've got, this is the motor of this system. this is the you'll. that is the atmosphere river. it is training south.
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lead is going to get pulled in and create a lot of rain for seven california. for us, this is going to be mostly about the motor, the engine as it moves inland and brings us rain. starting with slight showers tomorrow morning and then breaking off tomorrow afternoon and getting back into it wednesday morning and wednesday afternoon. so, it is nothing like what we saw last week. that is the upshot here. we are not dealing with a massive atmosphere river focused on that russian river. if you remember, one week ago we had 22 inches of rain in three days up around the russian river drainage base. almost 2 feet of rain. basically san francisco's entire rainfall expectation for the entire year, 22 inches in three days. tomorrow night at this ti their radar. there was a little green this
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morning. a little bit of lightdrizzle. tomorrow we will see a little bit more of that. the skies are starting to darken up. tomorrow morning i think that there will be a little bit of drizzle and sprinkle activity on the morning commute. between 7:00 and 10:00 more than that. it does not appear to be much of a main event. certainly until 3:00. after that, i suspect that we will see showers start to move in in the afternoon hours. as you look at the green here, this is a forecast model for tomorrow morning, there is tomorrow night and wednesday morning. there is the wednesday afternoon commute. it is basically going to be a day and a half and then done. that is good news. here are the forecasted highs. focused really in this wheelhouse. there might be a sprinkle on
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thursday morning. overall, this is going to be e santa cruz mountains. to two subaru is issuing a major recall because of a brake light problem on some of their cars. subaru is recalling 2.3 million cars worldwide because the brake lights may not eliminate properly. about 1.3 million of the cars under recall are in the united states. the affected models include the 2014 to 2016 forster. the 2008 to 2016 impreza and the cross track. subaru will be reaching out to customers and notifying them of recall. how would you feel if a loved one had a seizure. >> you could hear it in her
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voice. the love was there. it was amazing. >> coming up, you are going to hear the 911 call that heard the chief of police giving a special honor to the seven-year- old. coming up at 6:00, pg&e officials back in bankruptcy court today. also, $20 bills scattered on a freeway. the unusual seen that brought traffic to a crawl today. ♪ ♪ ♪ new wok fired shrimp, another american chinese creation from panda express.
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in this week's bay area, we introduce you to a remarkable young girl. a girl who is so impressive that the chief of police reached out to our own claudine wong to tell her about a recent 911 call that she made. >> not everyone response to an
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emergency in the same way. this girl should be an example to all of us. >> reporter:it doesn't take a lot to make 7-year-old laura dinsdale smile. we sat down with her in the kitchen of her benicia home and she got out some pens and paper telling us, >> i'm in second grade and i like to draw. >> reporter: she's a busy little girl with lots of animals at home to take care of and because both of her moms are vet technicians. but one night several weeks ago, laura stepped up to do even more. she and her mom, julie, were home. her mom, heather, was at work. >> we were watching a show on the television and then she just started to have a seizure. >> reporter: her mom wasn't responding to laura, and so the girl didn't hesitate saying i thought about the phone first to call 9-1-1. veteran dispatcher michelle foley answered the call saying, >> it was early in the shift, i work night shift so i had just started, i could tell right away it was a little girl. >> reporter: but foley says this call among so many others she has taken over the last 21 years was different. she says laura was calmer than
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most adults and somehow knew exactly what to do. >> it was as if somebody already told her if this happens this is what you should do. here are some excerpts of the beginning of that call. >> 9-1-1 what's your emergency? >> my mom is having a seizure. >> ok, what's your address? >> has she ever had a seizure before? >> yeah two or three yeah actually three - >> she has okay, okay you are going stay on the phone with me until i get the fire department over there. >> what's your name, sweets? >> okay my name is laura. >> is she breathing? >> momma, you're okay, yes. >> yes, she is okay. >> she's just shaking a lot. >> okay, i know that's scary. foley says laura knew exactly what she was doing she knew everything she knew her name her mom's name she knew to put her dog away. >> beans c'mon beans >> okay don't hang up with me >> i'm going to put my dog away >> okay stay on the phone with me
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>> i know beans come >> reporter: beans is the family's border collie who doesn't take well to visitors. >> she's very protective of us and she knew to put her out because people were coming in. >> reporter: through the call, laura stayed calm and put her mom first. >> momma you're okay momma i'm laura i'm your daughter momma you are at the house we were watching bob's burgers, momma. momma, you're okay you know who i am i'm your daughter the cops are coming. they're are coming so you can go to the hospital mama okay you just had a seizure. >> listening to her talk to her mom, it was the most it just got to me, it just broke my heart, i was just like wow you could hear it in her voice the love was there it was amazing. >> reporter: firefighters came, and even though they initially went to the house next door, laura guided them in. they got julie in the ambulance and when they called julie's wife heather to fill her in everything was under control. >> normally i would have thought she would have called me and said hey this happened
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what do i do (but) she handled that i was like man you handled that. >> reporter: julie is now back home and since that day laura has gotten some attention. thanks in part to the dispatcher who heard it all. when i hung up the phone and i turned to my partner and i said oh my god you have to hear this call.. her partner listened and then the benicia police chief erik upson heard it. >> reporter: he went to her school to present her with an award for her great work. >> good job excellent job we are proud of you. >> reporter: as for laura, well she knows it's possible that her mom could have another seizure. but she told me she's not worried saying, i got it covered we are pretty sure she does. there is also a program called 911 where they teach young children at elementary schools how to call 911 for
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help and what information they need to give dispatchers. it was a program started by a firefighter. they all call it a great success. this is ktvu fox 2 news at 6. an amazing story of survival. to little girls back safely with their parents in humboldt county. tonight, we are hearing from the girls that survived on their own in the wilderness for two days. >> we go camping a lot each summer. i knew how to start a fire. i have watched a lot of tropical paradise movies. >> that is eight-year-old leah and her five-year-old sister caroline. they relied on things they learned from 4h. >> those two sisters and their parents spoke publicly for the first time today since researcher -- searchers found the girls. the girls went missing on
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friday afternoon after they walked away from their home and got lost in a heavily wooded area of humboldt county. the disappearance launched an all out search. today, the girls and the parents talked about what happened. it is amazing how well spoken those two little girls are. >> reporter: such a happy ending. the girls were found about 1.5 miles from home as the crow flies. they walked in equivalent of six miles and made it through two nights in the woods. >> we were hungry. our bellies crumbled the whole night. we found shelter, a tree branch close to the ground. we had my sisters rain jacket to keep us warm. my sister cried the whole night. i told her to happy thoughts of our family. i kept watch for the rest of the night. >> i


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