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in santa rosa, the somber search for fire victims.these are volunteers, the search and rescue force. they are not cops. they are not paid for this.and the good samaritan who is helping his neighbors get food and medicine from burned out homes.i know a lot of these people and honstly in brings a tear to my eye.you're watching kron four news in prime time. (pam) now at 8. a police officer is in critical condition after being hit by a car. it happened this afternoon on turk street between franklin and van ness avenue. san francisco police say, the driver then fled. triggering a manhunt.(pam) thank you for joining us i'm pam moore. (steve) and i'm steve aveson. tonight the officer is in the intensive care unit at san francisco general hospital... that's where we find kron-4's justine waldman ...justine how did this all unfold? there are dozens of sfpd officers and sheriff's deputy here at the hospital tonight.
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the officer from the tenderloin station has been with sfpd for four years.he is out of the surgery, his wife is here by his side, but he is in critical condition. sot everyone is obviously taking it hard i just spoke with the officers from the station everyone right now is having a tough time with this so i ask the public to keep the officers in their prayers evidence markers went around the officers bent and mangled bicycle .. left on turk street between van ness and franklin. around noon this started as investigation into a firearms violation.police tell us officers saw their suspect, in a suv, believed to be in possession of a gun.police say the suspect then noticed officers. and the ran over the bike cop. and took off.witness tell me they heard a loud crunching sound.and then saw the officer not moving on the groundthe officer taken by ambulance to the hospital in critical condition. his family coming from out of state to be by his side.sot he is in the icu so i think that speaks for itselfpolice then found the suspects suv near buena vista park on the panhandle, on central and fell.crime scene investigators processed the lexus suv.it has dents on the front.and a side mirror dangling off.after a manhunt, police found the suspect back in the tenderloin.on ellis at hyde.police would not say if he was hiding or if he cooperated with officers.
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police did confirm they are not looking for additional suspects, but are not releasing details on the person now in custody.sot we have some id issues we are working on before we release too much information coming up new at tonight on kron 4 news at 9.hear from witnesses who saw the suspect in handcuffs.and see the new video of police taking him into custody.live in san francisco justine waldman kron 4 news. (pam) we first told you
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about the officer being hit ... through our mobile app. we sent a push alert just after 1:30 - this afternoon. you can stay connected on breaking news .. by downloading our free mobile app. (steve) our other big story. the fight to contain a series of wildfires burning around the bay area. as firefighters gain the upper hand in the north bay... there's an ongoing search for the missing --in the ruins of burned downed homes. and firefighters in santa cruz county work to stop a destructive fire in its tracks. (pam) our grant lodes is tracking the "bear fire" ... which is still forcing evacuations tonight...grant (grant) just got new information from cal fire about this fire within the last 15 minutes. it has now burned 300 acres, and containment is up to 15 percent. about 300 structures are threatened
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tonight...many of them are homes...and evacuations are still in place...east of boulder creek and highway nine. firefighters are doing their best to work in this extremely steep mountainous terrain... another firefighter has been hurt...meaning seven have been hurt since this fire started late monday...none is life threatening... adding to the struggle...water dropping helicopters were grounded this morning because a drone was flying in the airea...making it dangerous for fire fighting pilots. one home and theree other structures have been lost...in addition to several vehicles. everyone near bear canyon road and bear creek road is hoping that rain in the forecast tomorrow...act ually arrives.
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(grant / con't vo) looting...accused stole 15- thousand dollars worth of jewelry...and a bike. marlon coy, 54 years old, boulder creek resident yesterday at about 1:35 pm (steve) and in the north bay .. firefighters have the upper hand on the devastating fire... as containment numbers rise again today. the atlas fire is 83-percent contained. but is still threatening nearly one-thousand structures tonight. the tubbs fire is 91-percent contained and cal-fire expects to have that fire fully contained friday. cal-fire also expects to
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have the nuns fire fully contained on friday. it has burned 54-thousand acres. finally the pocket fire near geyserville has burned more than 12-thousand acres and is 63-percent contained. (pam) and tonight, we are learning about two more victims who died in the north bay firestorm. the death toll now stands at 42 .... while 50 people are still missing in sonoma county alone. (steve) sadly--- the search for some of the missing is taking place among the rubble of burned down homes. kron four's terisa estacio shows us a search and rescue team who were searching through debris in santa rosa. 250 search and rescue members tackled the difficult task of looking for those that may have died in these fires. it is a massive assignment and certainly a grueling one (take pkg) in this santa rosa neighborhood, just off of wikiup drive. it is slow going, but that is necessary - these search and rescue members from marin county,
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certainly don't want to miss anything they are looking for those that may have not gotten out, when the fire raged through this area. rob giordano, sonoma county sheriff. "do you think the 50 still missing are all dead? no, we came down from 2k missing, and i hope no more dead, but i think that is unrealistic. i spoke with the sonoma county who is also in charge of the coroner's bureau. he told me the volunteer searchers are working as fast as they can but is a mammouth task. nearly 102 thousand acres burned - that is nearly 3 times the size of san francisco. sean st. louis/lost home in fires. i am glad to be alive. santa rosa resident sean st. louis used to call this home but as you can see, there is nothing left. st. louis was able to glance at the ruins this afternoon because his home is near a blockade. he says he will never forget running for his life and his heart goes out to those still missing. st. louis. it is really awful (estacio) the sonoma
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county sheriff's office announced the names of two people who lost their lives in the fires monte neil kirven 81 and mariyly caroll ress, 71. they are awaiting the names of 6 others as their remains are being identified the department of justice. in santa rosa, te (pam) a santa rosa couple has filed a lawsuit against p-g-and-g ... claiming the "tubbs fire" was caused by negligence by the utility. this is video of
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p-g-and-e crews working in one of the burned out neighborhoods after the fire... restoring power. the couple suing... lost their home in coffey park. they claim ... p-g-and-e did not properly maintain electric lines, or prune trees and vegetation.
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the company says, it will not speculate on the cause of the fires. the attorney representing the couple says, he is preparing several similar lawsuits on behalf of 'other' fire victims. (steve) amidst the search for a place to live, those who lost their homes to the fires must also do more mundane things, like cancelling utility service and picking up the mail. (pam) kron-4's dan kerman joins us live from santa rosa --- he talked with residents about the challenges ahead.. in the road to recovery... dan? there was a steady stream of people wednesday at santa rosa's mcbride lane postal annex most are here because they no longer have a home to have the mail delivered tosot heather
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hamrick/coffee park home destroyed 10-15sot don russell/fountain grove home destroyed 16-22some had to go to a couple of post offices before arriving here, and still, they didn't get all 9 days of mailsotgetting mail is just one of a laundry list of things most of these folks have to dosotsotit's the new normal for fire victims, but most are resilient sot 110/tough group
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ahead at eight.. after fire tore through homes in calistoga --- the town is beginning the rebuilding process. business owners share their challenges in the recovery process plus. the hotel guard who encountered the las vegas gunman --- breaks his silence. what he is saying about the shooting horror. and next. one neighbor goes on a mission to help those evacuated in the north bay--- personally escorting them to recover memories.
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my name is jamir dixon and i'm a locate and mark fieldman for pg&e. most people in the community recognize the blue trucks as pg&e. my truck is something new... it's an 811 truck. when you call 811, i come out to your house and i mark out our gas lines and our electric lines to make sure that you don't hit them when you're digging. 811 is a free service. i'm passionate about it because every time i go on the street i think about my own kids. they're the reason that i want to protect our community and our environment, and if me driving a that truck means that somebody gets to go home safer, then i'll drive it every day of the week. together, we're building a better california. (steve) all week we have
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been featuring the local heros, everyday people, who stepped up and went above and beyond to help out their neighbors or community during the fires or in the aftermath. (pam) tonight, kron 4's gabe slate met with a man from the devastated neighborhood of coffey park in santa rosa... he continues to use his truck to help those around him ... with their houses which burned down. sot david stanford / coffee park resident, santa rosafire ash, chaos everywheredavid stanford says it's something he will never forget. the fire swept through his neighborhood, the coffey park area, in santa rosa so fasthe was one of the lucky few.. his home just a block away from the rows of burned out houses was not touched by the fire.sot david stanford / coffee park resident, santa rosait is sad, it will take 5 years minimum to rebuildafter the fire he never left. he stayed by his home which was right behind one of the road blocks keeping people out.sot
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david stanford / coffee park resident, santa rosalistening to people cry and ballso being the social guy that he is he developed a relationship with the law enforcement here working the road blocks.once they knew and trusted him they let him do runs into the evacuated coffey park area to retrieve things for his neighbors.talk about a friend with a truck paying off.. david is a humble guy i had to drag it out of him how he helped peoplesot david stanford / coffey park resident, santa rosagetting people clothes, back and forth, back and forth, an elder couple get medicine and their cat. (pam) (pam) tonight we have a
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special edition of dine and dish.... as people begin returning home in calistoga... businesses and restaurants are slowly reopening.(steve) kron four's vicki liviakis paid a visit to the first restaurant to reopen since the north bay fire storm.... she is live in brannan's grill.... vicki?
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(steve)toss weather the sea breeze brought much cooler weather to the bay area and much higher humidity too. the winds continue to blow and it's breezy in many areas now. the cooler temperatures and moist weather is helping fire fighters and there is even a chance of rain on the way. tonight we can expect increasing clouds with low clouds and fog moving into the bay and valleys. we can see the first storm of the season on the satellite picture. you can see it now moving out of the gulf of alaska. we could see some showers as early as the afternoon in the north bay before it spreads across the rest of the bay area overnight tomorrow. we could see a tenth to a quarter of an inch in the
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north bay with maybe more over the mountains. this of course is all good news since it will greatly lower the fire danger. we could see 3 inches of snow across the higher peaks in the sierra too. we can expect increasing clouds thoughout the day tomorrow with a chance of showers in the north bay in the afternoon. temperatures will be much cooler with most highs in the 50s and 60s. it's going to be up and down over the next 7 days. temperatures will actually be cooler than normal through friday with a chance of showers. much warmer weather is forecast for the weekend. (steve) two 49ers linebackers say they were held at gunpoint outside of san francisco club.(pam) they managed to (steve) two 49ers
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linebackers say they were held at gunpoint outside of san francisco club.(pam) they managed to get away unharmed. (pam) rookie reuben foster and 'ray-ray' armstrong were leaving the "love and propaganda club" ... near post and stockton streets early monday morning. they say then the two men confronted... armed with an assault rifle and a pistol. foster and armstrong were able to run off-- taking refuge in a nearby hotel before calling police. in a statement, the 49ers say, it is glad neither player was hurt and that both players are cooperating with a police investigation. (steve) authorities are investigating another shooting on an east bay highway... one man was injured in castro valley...and the shooter is still on the loose. it happened around nine last night on westbound 5-80 between redwood road and strobridge avenue.
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officers say someone in a black sedan started shooting at a nissan on the highway. a 21-year-old was injured and taken to the hospital...he's since been released. police have not yet released a detailed description of the suspect or the car. ahead at eight.. not only are the wine businesses affected by the devastating fires --- but marijuana growers say, they have been hit too --- and at the worst possible time. and next. a manhunt for a driver accused of hitting a police officer---then fleeing the scene leaving that officer in critical condition tonight.
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(steve) a police (steve) a police officer is in critical condition after being hit by a car. san francisco police say, the driver then fled. triggering a manhunt. (pam) tonight the officer is in the intensive care unit at san francisco general hospital... that's where we find kron-4's justine waldman ...justine
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(steve) firefighters are making some progress on a wildfire burning in the santa cruz mountains.(pam) the 'bear fire' in boulder creek has now burned 300- acres ... and is 15-percent contained.
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the fire started late monday night. it has already destroyed four structures... and another 150 structures are threatened tonight. evacuation orders remain in place for las cumbres and deer creek communities seven people have been injured including at least six firefighters they are all expected to be okay. police also arrested one person .... accused of looting a home in an evacuation area. (steve) and in the north bay --- the death toll climbed by one today after a body was found in the debris of a burned santa rosa house. 42 people have now been killed. 50 people are still missing in sonoma county. however the sonoma sheriff's office says they don't expect the death toll to climb much higher. that's because half of the missing are reports for homeless people ...who did not live in hard hit areas. and many other reports are for people that haven't been seen in years --- but are believed to áhaveá last been seen in sonoma county. eight others are still missing in napa. (pam) much has been said about the damage the fire is
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doing to the wine country.. but there are other growers affected.(steve ) in the north bay, marijuana growers say they've also had to rush in to save their crop. kron 4's maureen kelly explains that one man faced fire not only in the north bay but in the santa cruz mountains too. last week.there was a scramble at the acme eliirs lagunitas farm when ash started raining down from the fires in sonoma county..the christmas tree sized plants needed to be harvested quickly and brought out of harm's way. now the bear fire is bearing down on the company's other farm in the santa cruz mountains. the ceo says he knows of other growers who have been wiped out.these fires are hitting at the worst possible time.bite about harvestit's a loss that will harder to the pot industry to rebound from than others hard hit.bite about no insurance he believes that the extent of the damage could have an impact come january 1 when the full rollout of adult
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recreational marijuana goes into effect.bite about a shortage of organic weed(maure en)the marijuana mogel is hopeful his farm will be spared by this fire but even so the crop could be compromised either the quality could be affected by the smoke or it could be containminated by carcinogens. maureen kelly kron4 news
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(steve)a live look outside(pam) lawrence has the four zone weather .. and there's rain in the forecast. the sea breeze brought much cooler weather to the bay area and much higher humidity too. the winds continue to blow and it's breezy in many areas now. the cooler temperatures and moist weather is helping fire fighters and there is even a chance of rain on the way. tonight we can expect increasing clouds with low clouds and fog moving into the bay and valleys. we can see the first storm of the season on the satellite picture. you can see it now moving out of the gulf of alaska. we could see some showers as early as the afternoon in the north bay before it spreads across the rest of the bay area overnight tomorrow. we could see a tenth
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to a quarter of an inch in the north bay with maybe more over the mountains. this of course is all good news since it will greatly lower the fire danger. we could see 3 inches of snow across the higher peaks in the sierra too. we can expect increasing clouds thoughout the day tomorrow with a chance of showers in the north bay in the afternoon. temperatures will be much cooler with most highs in the 50s and 60s. it's going to be up and down over the next 7 days. temperatures will actually be cooler than normal through friday with a chance of showers. much warmer weather is forecast for the weekend.
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still ahead at 8. california leading a lawsuit against president trump over health-care. the emergency action they are asking a judge to take by tomorrow. and next. don't drink the water. people in sacramento warned not to touch the tap water --- after it was discovered to have a purple hue . tonight at 9 there are plenty of bike routes in san francisco nats: ambiance but there is one section of a bike lane that is so dangerous to bike riders the city may want to look for a better way to protect them. i'll explain in the next edition of people behaving badly
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(steve) a do not drink advisory for some people in a sacramento neighborhood has been lifted..(pam) people say the water is now safe.... after residents were complaining the water had
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a purple color around six oclock this evening --- officials say, the contamination in the water was removed. earlier, people had been told not to drink, boil, or try to filter the water. but after flushing fire hydrants --- officials say, the color issue is gone. they are still investigating the cause of the discoloration. (steve) california's attorney general is asking a federal judge to step in and force the government to continue making its health care subsidy payments.(pam) attorney general xavier becerra is leading a lawsuit ... representing 19 - other states. they are asking for an emergency court order by 4-p-m tomorrow the monthly payments would normally be sent out friday... but president trump cut them off last week. becerra says, the president is illegally trying to sabotage the affordable care act. the attorney generals' request for a temporary restraining order would keep payments flowing .... as the case moves through the courts... which is something becerra says.. could take months.
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his actions -- may have saved dozens of lives. tonight the mandalay bay hotel security guard breaks his silence... about the night he encountered the las vegas gunman
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(pam) more than two weeks have passed since the massacre in las vegas... and for the
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first time, we are hearing from the man who may have prevented the killing from becoming even worse.(steve) jesus campos -- a security guard at the mandalay bay hotel -- spoke publicly for the first time on wednesday. c-n-n's brian todd has details. natsfor the first time, we're hearing the dramatic account, of the critical moments just before the carnage began in las vegas...inside the hallway of the mandalay bay hotel's 32nd floor.jesus campos:"i didn't know he was shooting. but he shot out."hotel security guard jesus campos is breaking his silence tonight- for the first time telling his story of what unfolded during the worst mass-shooting in modern american history.in a new interview with ellen degeneres, campos says he was responding to an alarm that had sounded, on one of the two doors that led to a stairwell next to the gunman's hotel room.when he arrived, he found one of the doors had been screwed shut with metal brackets. unable to enter the stairs, campos says, he started walking back down the hallway - away from the shooter's door- with his back turned.jesus campos:"as that door's closing, and- it's so
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heavy it almost slammed-- i'm walking down this way, and i believe that's what caught the shooter's attention. as i was walking down, i heard rapid fire. and at first i took cover. i felt a burning sensation. i went to lift my pant-leg up and i saw the blood."police say the shooter had fired about 200rounds through his door, at campos. brian: "how lucky is he that he gets hit once?"art roderick: "absolutely lucky. i mean, that's a straight shot down - what we used to call a fatal funnel. i mean, you know, it's just a hallway. and he is so lucky that he was able to duck into a cubbyhole - luckily there's cubbyholes - a lot of hotels just have flat walls, then a door."campos's arrival in the hallway may have also saved two lives.. including engineer stephen shuck.stephen schuck: "jesus- he leaned out and he said 'take cover! take cover!' yelled at me and within milliseconds if he didn't say that i would of got hit."as the bullets were flying down the hall, campos says, a guest also appeared in that hallway. jesus campos:"there was a female that came out. and i told her to go back inside. it wasn't safe. shortly after, that's when stephen was approaching. and i told him to stay back and get cover. and that's when more rounds were dispersed."campos says immediately after he was shot and took cover, he called hotel security dispatch on his radio. at about that time, police say, stephen paddock
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began opening fire on the crowd below.natshow many lives might jesus campos have saved- by drawing the shooter's attention and possibly speeding-up his plans?art roderick: "the number is incalculable, i think, that- if he didn't come up and get the shooter's attention the way he did-- who knows how long would it have taken them to figure out, 'it's coming from the 32nd floor. we've gotta respond to it.' there could have been a lot more people killed in that venue." (steve) campos is being hailed as a hero- by the studio audience he spoke in front of, and by many around the country. (steve) a pair of car recalls to tell you about.
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toyota is recalling nearly 350- thousand sienna minivans worldwide because of a safety issue.(pam) toyota says, the cars can shift out of the "park" position and roll away. the recall involves siennas from the 2005- 2007 and 2009- 2010 model years. in particular the shifter can move out of "park"... even if the driver is not pressing the brake pedal. toyota has not reported any accidents related to the defect... but says, dealers will repair the vehicles for free. (steve) and ford is recalling more than one- million f-series pickups sold in the united states, canada and mexico. the problem is ... a door latch issue that could allow the door to open... while the truck is in motion. the problem can also prevent the driver from opening the door when necessary. the affected models include some of the 20- 15, 20-16 and 20-17 f-150's.... also included in the recall - some 20-17 super- duty pickups. ford estimates that repairs will
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cost 267- million dollars. no injuries have been associated with the latch issues. ( gary ) rough opener for the warriors last night losing the game and possibly losing draymond greengreen strained his left knee at the end of the 3rd quarter when he landed awkwardly after being fouled on a drivehe left the game not to return with the warriors up 13 pointshe underwent an mri exam today the results of which won't come ut until later today or tomorrowhis status for the team's upcoming road trip beginning friday is unclear coach steve kerr said today he didn't think it was serious but bet on green not playing at least friday's game as for the game kevin durant and the
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warriors received their championship rings and they dropped the 3rd title banner in franchise historythe warriors blow a 13-point-lead in the 4th quarter down 1 with seconds leftdurant appears to hit the game winer at the buzzer but no, no, no replays show the clock at zero and the red light on when the ball was still on his fingertips the make is called off james harden who had 27 points and 10 assists and the rockets win 122-121after the game steve kerr said the team lacked conditioning he clarified those comments today (sot: steve kerr) "i talked about conditioning last night and conditioning is not just physical, it's mental too. and we were not ready to lay that game mentally. even when weren't tired, like early in the game, committing fouls that took us out of our rotation. we had our lapses too, after made baskets, transition threes for them. we'd neglect to pick up. that's not physical conditioning, that's mental conditioning. that's where we need to get better, and we will."
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alcs astros-yankees game 4in the bronx series tied 2-2 bottom 3rd/ 1-0 yankeesaaron judge now hitting .313 in the series lines one down the left-field line brett gardner comes sliding home to score 2-0 yankeesmashahiro tanaka was excellent pitching 7 scoreless innings, giving up 3 hits and striking out 8 batters yankees win three striaght at yankee stadium final: 5-0 yankeesyankees lead series 3-2 game 6 friday in houston (game 7 would also be in houston) expect for navorrro bowman to play for the raiders tomorrow
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night against the kansas city chiefsbowman who was cut by the 49ers last friday and signed a 1-year, $3 million deal with the raiders on monday has evidently learned enough in two practices to take the field for the silver and black at the coliseum tomorrow nighthe'll likely start at inside linebacker and will play base defense at least possibly coming out in passing situationsthe raiders are trying to snap a 4-game losing streak coming up... looking for a special costume this halloween? we've got the story ofa local woman making costumes... with the proceeds going to help rebuildhomes and lives.
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if you are in your home or business and you smell gas, your first step is to get out, travel to a safe distance until you can't smell the gas anymore and then call 911. the first responders will come out and they'll make it safe for you and your community.
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if youdon't touch it,downed keep everyone back. call 911 immediately. the fire department will respond with law enforcement and pg&e to figure out what the issue is to keep you safe and there are no hazards to the public. ♪ (steve) an east bay woman is
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raising money for north bay fire victims.(pam) this weekend... she will be holding a garage sale at her home in concord this weekend. terry nelson is selling thousands of dollars worth of halloween costumes and decorations. she will keep a very small portion of the proceeds to cover some costs. the rest will all go to non-profit organizations in
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the north bay that will disburse the money to families in need. nelson says two of her friends were impacted by the fires. one survived without injuries or damage to their home. the other lost her home. (sot) terry nelson/fundraiser- "having a garage sale, like i'm doing, anybody can do that. and, if you raise $10, that $10 can buy somebody, um, a set of pates or their next meal or a picture to hang in their new home."(pam) her home is located at 22-77 galindo street in concord. the garage sale will be held this coming weekend.. both saturday and sunday. stop by anytime between noon and three o'clock in the afternoon... and, again, the money will go to non-profits that are helping fire victims out. last weather and goodbye
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(grant) a san francisco officer is in critical condition tonight - after being hit by a s-u-v. and police say they've arrested the hit and run driver...after an intense man-hunt.(grant) thanks for joining us i'm grant lodes...(pam) and i'm pam moore... in for vicki liviakis who is on assignment ... the police officer injured was on duty, riding his bicycle when he was hit ... the accident happened just before 12:30- this afternoon between van
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ness avenue and franklin street... the suspect drove away from the area... but his vehicle was eventually found near buena vista park.... that is about two- miles away from the site of the hit- and-run....(grant) the suspect was eventually found on ellis street in the tenderloin... around 3:30- this afternoon.... and taken into custody... kron4's j-r stone is live at san francisco general hospital with new video of the suspect? (j.r.)tonight that officer is in critical condition. he is out of surgery and in the intensive care unit. i have seen many other officers in and out of this facility tonight. i want to step behind the camera to show you the police presence here at sf general this evening. you see all of the police cars and suv lined up outside the hospital. here is all new video that i shot showing the suspect after witnesses identified him. i've slowed

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