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earthquake reduces buildings to rubble. hundreds are dead, many more injured and security tightened as the situation in afghanistan wardens worsens, with more taliban fighters closing in on the capital city of kabul. this is ktvu fox two news at six. good evening to you. i'm andre senior. christina is off and we begin this evening, but tragedy unfolding right now. in haiti, a massive quake hitting in the early morning hours today. haiti's civil protection agency says at least 300 people are dead. hundreds more missing or injured. the quake had a magnitude of 7.2 and was centered about eight miles west of puerto prince. rescuers
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pulling two children out of the rubble of a building the us, jill logical survey says it's likely the number of casualties will likely rise even higher, maybe even into the thousands. the american red cross says. there are reports of significant damage to homes, roads and infrastructure. the disaster coming just days before tropical storm is expected to make landfall there. haiti is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake that killed more than 250,000 people and caused extensive damage to the region and the economy as well. house speaker nancy pelosi today released this statement reading, in part, quote, the congress joins all those who are praying for the people of haiti in the wake of a devastating earthquake this morning. our thoughts with all our with all the families affected by the heartbreaking disaster, especially those who have lost or are still missing loved ones. the congress applauds the biden harris administration's actions to assist haiti through us aid, and we call on the international community to join us to marshal a robust global response in their time of need and quote, we will have more on
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the devastation in haiti and how people are trying to help tonight on the 10 o'clock news. now, this in oakland, where driver suffers a medical emergency, their car careens off the road ruptures a gas line and forces the evacuation of nearby homes. it happened around one o'clock this afternoon on filbert street. the. broken gas line was spewing gas. soapy genie was called in to shut off the line residents near seventh and filbert had to be temporarily evacuated while crews stop the leak and repaired the break. i just heard like helicopter going around. then i just start hand like the speaker from the helicopter going off. so by that time i knew or something, so i just went on my balcony to see what was going on, and i just heard them having evacuate because it was a gas leak or something like that. so by three o'clock this afternoon, the leak was fixed and residents were allowed to return home. local police say a woman was shot in a drive by shooting this afternoon not far
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from that gas leak. it happened near seventh and filbert. an ambulance arrived on the scene and rushed her to the hospital. there is no word on her condition or whether police have made any arrests. we moved to this now a contentious battle over particular piece of public space in oakland appears to have come to an end. the dispute involves the city, the homeless youth advocates send local residents ktvu greg liggins is here now, with more on this, greg the announcement of a resolute comes on the same day people on both sides of the issue or protesting about this. tell us about it. yeah indeed. andre now the disputed spaces right next to lake merritt. it's a park where you will find some tennis courts that haven't been used in years. and for some, that's a problem. athole plaza sits at the corner of lake shore and foothill boulevard near oakland's lake merritt for several years. these tennis courts have served as an encampment for more than a dozen or so unhappy housed a problem for many, including a group that pro tested saturday wanting to reclaim the space as
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an accessible gateway to recreation, especially for urban youth. because statistics show that youth that are involved in sports at a younger age are more successful later on in life, this isn't about no tennis court. it's about 4000 black people in the street. nino parker has been one of the last remaining people living here. he and a couple others stayed behind. while the rest left after months of urging from the city, which helped them find what they call upgraded living conditions, parker says he stayed in part to protest the disproportionate numbers of black homeless and to continue advocating for more support to help everyone avoid falling into his circumstance. it shouldn't be about wanting us to leave. it should be about how we got here in the first place. he didn't want to talk about it, but oakland city council members announced saturday that parker has secured a van and will soon move out and two remaining residents have recently left after being relocated to a shelter, a group of protesters supporting the plight of the
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unheard housed also demonstrated saturday with signs music and chalk drawings until and such time the government of oakland, the government of california, whoever addresses homelessness, does it effectively? i support the right of people to deliver where they need to live within the confines of the courts to opposing arguments peacefully volleyed back and forth. artistic homeless supporters and the racket wielding youth and their advocates to these parents that but their kids out here what are you teaching them? are you teaching them compassion? really now that this space will soon be cleared, a resurfacing project can get underway, allowing these courts to once again return to their intended purpose. this is what we call the jewel of oakland here at all park, and we're hoping that once again youth will be able to play here once again. that could happen in just a couple of months. once everyone and everything is cleared out a construction project to redo the courts can begin and it's expected to take
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up to six weeks. andre greg liggins with that contentious battle tonight, greg. thank you, the biden administration is offering to pay the salaries of florida educators who defy the governor. statewide ban on mask mandates. ask christina coleman reports. this comes as more cities and districts implement mask and vaccine rules for schools. the white house getting increasingly involved in states approach to the coronavirus crisis in florida recently passed law bans mass mandates in schools, but several districts have vowed to implement them anyway. governor rhonda santa's warning school leaders, the move could put their salaries at risk. you shouldn't have government, forcing kindergartners to wear mask for eight hours a day. that should be a decision for the parent. on friday, the secretary of education announcing that florida educators who are denied funding for implement. mask mandates could get reimbursed by the federal government with money that's been approved for covid relief while we're all kind of tired of wearing the mask, we want to make sure that our children are safe, and we
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want to make sure that they have a chance to learn in the classroom. they have this obsession with florida and look, obviously we're cutting against the grain. we're standing up to federal overreach. the political battle comes just as kids are returning to school and district leaders are increasingly concerned about keeping students and staff safe across the country. more states are considering strip protocols in california. the governor passing a mandate requiring all public school staff to get vaccinated or tested weekly for covid. and here in los angeles. they are going even further. all teachers and staff will be required to get their second shot of the vaccine. my mid october so simply getting tested will no longer be an option in los angeles. christina coleman fox news. protesters hit the streets in paris, demonstrating against the government's covid health past mandate. earlier in the week, french government officials began enforcing legislation that requires people to show a qr code that proves they received the covid-19 vaccine had a recent negative covid test or just
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recovered from the virus. it must be presented to gain access to restaurants and cafes or to travel across the country. the law mandating the virus pass was approved by parliament last month. while pediatric covid cases surge in the united states in places like florida and texas here in the bay area, it is a much different story, according to the san francisco chronicle. there is no surge of pediatric covid cases here, and there is no shortage of hospital beds at ucsf to children's hospitals in oakland and san francisco. there are nine kids hospitalized with covid. none of those children are san francisco residents at lucile packard children's hospital there between 3 to 6 children hospitalized with the virus. the chronicle reports. 96% of 12 to 17 year olds in san francisco have gotten at least one vaccine dose. that's the second highest in the city topped only by 65 to 74 year olds. 99.9% of whom had received at least one dose of the vaccine. police in santa
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cruz say they are looking for a bank robber who escaped on a bicycle. the man went to the american bank on river street at about two o'clock this afternoon. witnesses say he handed the teller a note that demanded money and had a drawing of a bomb. this is surveillance image there of the suspect. police say no weapon was actually ever seen. the suspect, then fled on the bicycle with an undisclosed amount of cash. munich today expanded its schedule, bringing back more service that many riders haven't seen since the pandemic started rail service on the ocean view line returned. the line has only been served by buses throughout the pandemic. the 31 balboa line from ocean beach through the richmond district is also resumed. munich also began operating more than it does in key routes from five am to midnight instead of 10 p.m. the sfm to says money's full late night network will return later. this month. yeah. the
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taliban fighters are advancing on the afghan capital city of kabul, coming up the latest on the deteriorating situation in afghanistan and flames from the dixie wildfire moved closer to two small town still ahead an update on what has become the largest wildfire burning in the country, and whether parts of the bay area warmed up today. tomorrow, a few neighborhoods could be approaching 100 degrees. we'll have more on degrees. we'll have more on your forecast coming up. is your family ready for an emergency? you can prepare by mapping out two ways to escape your home, creating a supply kit, and including your whole family in practice drills. for help creating an emergency plan, visit
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california, did you know our homes share power? for help creating an emergency plan, but when we try to stay cool in a heat wave our supply is pushed to the limit.
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to learn more, visit help with the u. s military withdrawal. the action comes amid mounting fears kabul is on the verge of collapse, with many americans still in the country. foxes kevin corke has the latest now from the white house. president biden issuing a statement not terribly long ago in it. five action points to address the devolving situation on the ground in afghanistan. i want to share the most notable of those action points, the president saying the deployment of approximately 5000 that's right now 5000 u. s troops to make sure we can have an orderly and safe drawdown of u. s personnel and other allied personnel and an orderly and safe evacuation of afghans who helped our troops during our mission and those that special you ask from the taliban advance this
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morning, the president and vice president held to secure videoconference with the national security team to discuss the ongoing efforts to draw down our civilian footprint in afghanistan. they were joined by the secretaries of state and defense asell as the chairman of the joint chiefs and the national security advisor. critics have suggested that the biden white house is faced with the all too real prospect of a fall of saigon reduction with civilians desperately clinging to he lows as the us leaves the country, though mr biden said this back in july about a possible taliban overthrow of the country, there's gonna be no circumstance. er, you see people being lifted off the roof of a embassy in the of the united states from afghanistan. it is not at all comfortable, but. the likelihood there's going to be the taliban, overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely. and yet here we are with large swaths of the country effectively under
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taliban control, real policy nightmare state critics with the potential fallout for years to come. what has happened here is the president has made some serious miscalculations where he hasn't fully appreciated the consequences of his decision in april, when he announced the withdrawal and. what we're seeing is an ill conceived, hasty withdrawal that's turned into an embarrassing retreat. and and that's the simple facts of it at the white house. i'm kevin corke fox news. all right. switching gears. now football is back in the bay area, but the fan experience is a bit different. ktvu james torres spoke to the first fans outside levi's stadium in santa clara today who say they are embracing whatever changes are coming their way. the last time the san francisco 49 ers played a game in front of its four crowd was the nfc championship january 1920. so this tailgate
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was a long time coming a lot of replace a lot of, uh, nfl's network. you know, a lot of a lot of just getting ready, prepared, preparing not just for a new season, but a new fan experience. we just got to follow the protocol. where your mask indoors united me. respect people's space and just go for it. you know what i mean? and be safe. you know what i mean? everyone i'm vaccinated. you know what i mean? so you got to get vaccinated for every game at levi's stadium. a mask will be required anytime you're inside. you won't need it whenever you're in the stance for now, you don't need to show proof of vaccination or negative covid-19 test. no word. if that may change in the future, we were champion of vaccinations. we still are today asking people to get vaccinated. as you know, we had 350,000. we'll walk through the gates of levi's this past off season, so it just stands to reason that if you put the mask on, you're going to do something for everybody else, not just yourself. whatever the protocols, these fans say they
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are worth it to follow to have a football game today. would you say it's worth it to get you to its worthy? yeah, i think i have two positions because it down or or everybody, uh, mask up, so we do not part transportation may still be a headache for several more weeks. vestas light rail service is still suspect. ended following the mass shooting in may. no word just yet on when that will be restored. reporting from levi stadium. i'm james torres, ktvu, fox two news. or move to the california's wildfire is now the largest fire burning right now in the country is the dixie fire grew overnight to 540,000 acres. containment remains at 31% fire officials say thunderstorms pushed flames closer to two small towns westwood near susan ville and the town of janesville, both towns are not far from where the fire destroyed much of the town of greenville last week. four people remain missing in the dixie fire zone, which includes plumas and beauty. counties as well as listen
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county. it's been burning now for a month in lake county. the coyote fire is not completely surrounded and is 100% contained about 50 homes at hidden valley lake were evacuated last night when the fire first broke out, but residents were allowed to return to their homes overnight. at one point, a section of highway 29 between middletown and clear lake was shut down because of the fire about 100 acres were burned. firefighters are concerned about erratic winds and the possibility of dry lightning. heartfelt grassroots recovery is underway in colfax, near the river fire were destroyed more than 100 homes. the fire was fully contained yesterday. reporter erin heft has more from placer county. we are on day three or four of 15. i'm just trying to find any kind of keepsakes for windy dugal. it's a labor of love her family living on this property for the last 15 years, she and her father are in
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search of one of the most meaningful things her mom left behind after passing away just a few weeks ago, looking for the diamonds out of my mom's wedding ring, so it's just like a really slow, laborious process. the river fire catching so many like the duke pulls off guard the globe right behind the trees and the billows of smoke just rising like crazy. the river fire got kind of caught us all by surprise. what it actually did the support now piling in, but the lack of actual places to stay in colfax creates its own challenges. well everybody in the neighborhood want to do something, you know, but the problem is, we don't know what to do. christian kinsley and his neighbors helping throw a breakfast this morning just to brighten faces showing care. were, you know, so heart torn for our friends that lost everything. thank you, hanging from house to house to all who came to help with just the generosity of so many people to give what they have given and the thought of what do i do with it? where do i start
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downtown? a supply center brimming with essentials. people stopping in. they know that there's better things coming like merete lily, creating this sign, hoping it sparked some joy. i'm hoping for everybody praying for everybody. nonprofits are optimist. put this together for all the fire survivors organizing this massive show of support made possible by their community. if all we do is give them a big hug in and give him some support. then they leave with a little bit of a smile on their face, and we've done our job so that when the sifting is done for the doodles in the over 100 families in the same shoes, they have something to get them started once again in colfax, erin heft. all right now we're weather here in the bay area and the air quality. this is a look outside from our camera pointed at mount diablo. very hazy out there right now. parts of the bay area dealing with smoky skies from those wildfires. we talked about just a moment ago. ktvu meteorologist mark tamayo is here now, with a look at the conditions market looks looks
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pretty bad at that. yeah some haze out there, but unfortunately, i guess we're kind of a deal and we kind of noticed the different to smoke patterns out there. we know, but it's really you know, it's really dense down to the surface and today that's smoke layers elevated kind of like the last week last few days out there, we still have a lot of haze and some smoke, but mainly a few 1000 ft. up above these sensors. here's a look at the current air quality sensors out there most areas right around the bay with the fog nearby, actually good air quality, but a bunch of moderate levels here. these yellows, including santa rose up and up into a mendocino county. we have moderate levels with the air quality. air quality advisory continues right on through the weekend. the forecast model, keeping at least some haze in the upper levels throughout the day on sunday, but this brighter white concentrations, of course, right around the fire zones, especially right around the dixie fire. so kind of like today, not a big change the projections at the surface moderate levels everybody in the yellows as we head into your sunday forecast. now we were expected to warm up today. it happened for portions of the bay area. other spots not so
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much santa rosa was supposed to be close to 100 degrees, but that onshore flow reminded us that it's fairly strong in santa rosa only maxed out 85 degrees this afternoon. san francisco 65 hotspots, though in the nineties to right around 100 degrees. here's the satellite and the radar, some some showers and thunderstorms out towards portions of the sierra. we have the low clouds and fog just offshore, keeping up those temperatures in check coast side right around san francisco 61 degrees. santa rosa 72 in san jose in the mid seventies 75 here's a live camera looking out toward sfo, where you can't see that hes up above, but we also have lots of fog near the coast and right around portions of the bay this morning, actually right now, so overnight tomorrow morning, we'll start out tomorrow morning in the fifties and the sixties so partly cloudy skies, the fog doing its thing once again. near the coast and right around portions of the bay. here is the expected cloud pattern and then into the afternoon hours, the clouds will clear back to near the coastline tomorrow should be our thinking should be warmer
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than today. that means the hotspots. england will be close to 100 degrees. upper nineties to right around 100 because this guy this big area of high pressure is still strengthening is going to stick around for sunday. and somewhat into monday, monday might cool things off a little bit, but still fairly hot forecast as we start off the week, but the eventual eventual temperature range for tomorrow from the upper sixties to the upper nineties to right around 100 degrees, and of course, we have the fog out there and then maybe some higher clouds rotating through the region, but those high clouds mainly kind of focused out toward the sierra, with possibly some showers and some thunderstorms for tomorrow in the mountains, forecast highs for tomorrow. here is look at your sunday san francisco a little bit warmer than today. 70 degrees santa rosa, we're going mid nineties in the east bay area. inland spots. upper nineties close to 100. san jose 86 degrees warm to hot in your monday forecast, probably a little bit cooler england and then we'll continue to cool things off. in fact, more of a noticeable cool down by tuesday and two wednesday.
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andre sure is warm these days. all right, thanks, mark. all right, coming up. it's a day of debuts for the rookie quarterbacks joe fonzi with the highlights that's next in sports and coming up tonight on the 10 o'clock news people suspected of scamming debit card users in the east bay get busted. we will show you some of what detectives found when they executed a search warrant they executed a search warrant in fremont ♪ unlock a summer of possibilities in a new chevy. expand your options...and your perspective. ♪ find new summer adventures. find new roads. enjoy the open road and make no monthly payments for 90 days on select popular chevy suvs. plus, get interest free financing for 72 months when you finance with gm financial. find new roads at your local chevy dealer.
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homelessness, housing, taxes, water, electricity, crime, wildfires. [sfx: bear roar] gavin, you've failed. we have to immediately cut taxes twenty-five percent. fix housing and homelessness. and make life in california affordable again. i'm a businessman, the only cpa running. shouldn't we choose ability this time? we must have a competent governor with management experience and outsider integrity. [sfx: bear roar] that describes only john cox.
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california, did you know our homes share power? but when we try to stay cool in a heat wave our supply is pushed to the limit. but you have the power to keep us up and running! “i do?” yup, we all do! with flex alerts. they notify us when to shift our energy use if our power supply is stretched. so from pre-cooling our homes,
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to using less energy from 4-9pm, together, let's flex our power to save our power. sign up for flex alerts today. annual escape from alcatraz triathlon will take place. this is video over past event. the race starts at 7:30 a.m. without 1.5 miles swim from a bar jacques alcatraz island or off alcatraz island to the beach, next to saint francis yacht club in the marina district, then races will continue with an 18 mile bike ride through golden gate park. the triathlon ends with an eight mile run to baker beach and back to the finish line at marina green. yeah hello again, everyone. here's what's happening tonight in sports every game important for both the a's and giants at this point in the summer, the ace again tonight playing last place texas, where adrian beltre had his number, 29 retired, but they congratulated
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by his longtime teammate mitch moreland, first inning the a's get on the board, first against jordan lyles. jed lowry beats the shift with the single that scores starling marte, the rangers tied the game with a run in the bottom of the inning. but that lead didn't last for long in the second. matt chapman came to the plate and he absolutely loses a lyles pitch. that's homer number 15 on the air. for chapman, the aids have added to run in the sixth on a matt olsen home run and now lead 31. oakland began the day 2.5 games behind the astros in the al west. well, it is just the preseason, but this evening, 49 fans are getting their first actual look at the quarterback. the team traded to future first round draft picks to acquire jimmy garoppolo got it symbolic series, but trey lance is expected to handle most of the heavy lifting in tonight's game against kansas city in this year of the rookie quarterback justin fields, also made his debut for the chicago bears. the former ohio state quarterback was the 11th overall pick after quarterbacks went 123 for just the third
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time in draft history fields chodas mobility on this eight yard touchdown run. he also threw a touchdown pass in the bears 22 13 win, and here's the first overall pick. jacksonville's trevor lawrence, formerly of claims it. and here's lawrence's first play as an nfl quarterback, lawrence gets sacked by the browns sheldon day fumbles but retains possession a little bit later, lawrence bought some time and found marvin jones with the 35 yard pass down the middle of the field. that game is in the third quarter with the browns leading 16 to nothing. just the same jacksonville fans hoping they have finally found their guy and here's your play of the day in major league baseball so far, the red's tyler stevenson, it's a ground ball in the hole, d d gregorius makes an incredible stop. then it even better tossed his second to start a possible double play. stevenson initially ruled out at first base, but the play was challenged. he obviously beat the throw. the phillies were 61 winners over the reds. the reds right now three games behind the padres for the national league's second wild card spots,
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so it's time we start paying attention. yes, you do. alright, show. thank you so much appreciate. we'll see at 10 o'clock tonight and thank you for joining us. we'll have more news and weather coming up more news and weather coming up on the 10 o'clock. th morning. hey. you sleep all right? no. you? i missed you up there. i know i got kind of carried away -- no, no, no. you don't need to apologize. i don't think that i was apologi-- you were right to be mad. sometimes i just feel like i have to scream to let you know how upset i am, but you get it now, right? not. no idea whatsoever. ohh, if i knew, but... no. good. so let's pretend the whole thing never happened. what were we even fighting about, huh? [ chuckles ] what the heck happened in here? the raccoon get through the dog door again? yep. the raccoon got in, and your mom fought it off with the fire extinguisher. you're a mess! are you okay?


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