Regional News

A FEMA superstar jumps into Wine Country recovery

October 27, 2017 4:25 pm

POSTED: OCT 25 2017 05:15PM PDT VIDEO POSTED: OCT 25 2017 05:10PM PDT OAKLAND, Calif. (Tom Vacar/KTVU) - A private/public partnership has hired a disaster rock star to head up rebuilding and recovery efforts in the North Bay. Experts say initially, the fire spread at 200 feet per second – six football fields a minute. Now, a public […]

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Napa County district attorney warns residents about fraudulent FEMA assistance scam

October 27, 2017 4:22 pm

POSTED: OCT 25 2017 04:36PM PDT OAKLAND, Calif. (BCN) - Napa County District Attorney Allison Haley is warning residents about fraudulent Federal Emergency Management Agency applications by identity thieves capitalizing on the deadly and destructive North Bay fires. Haley said her office has received several reports from residents whose personal information, including Social Security numbers, was used […]

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Organ donor saves lives following North County fires

October 27, 2017 4:21 pm

By: Kristin Bender POSTED: OCT 25 2017 11:49AM PDT UPDATED: OCT 25 2017 12:17PM PDT SANTA ROSA, Calif. - A 27-year-old Santa Rosa man who suffered from life-long asthma died earlier this month after smoke from the wildfires overcame him and sent him into cardiac arrest. Josh Hoefer’s family never knew it, but he had registered as an organ […]

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Metallica, Dave Matthews headline concert for wine country fire relief

October 27, 2017 4:19 pm

POSTED: OCT 25 2017 10:53AM PDT UPDATED: OCT 25 2017 12:28PM PDT SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) – Some big name entertainers will take part in a benefit concert for North Bay fire victims. Bay Area heavy metal band Metallica, Dave Matthews and G-Eazy will perform at a fundraiser at AT&T Park on Thursday, November 9. Presale tickets will […]

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Crews begin cleanup of debris, toxic materials after North Bay fires

October 27, 2017 4:18 pm

POSTED: OCT 25 2017 06:45AM PDT VIDEO POSTED: OCT 25 2017 06:42AM PDT SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Christien Kafton) - The cleanup is now getting underway in the North Bay following October’s deadly and destructive firestorm. Now, crews in Santa Rosa and other places in wine country have begun the task of surveying and removing toxic materials left after […]

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Santa Rosa City Council takes action to help fire victims

October 27, 2017 4:14 pm

POSTED: OCT 24 2017 11:10PM PDT VIDEO POSTED: OCT 24 2017 10:31PM PDT UPDATED: OCT 24 2017 11:15PM PDT SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KTVU) - Santa Rosa’s City Council met Tuesday evening, for the first time since the firestorm, and approved two measures aimed at helping fire victims. “Now comes the hard part”, warned Mayor Chris Coursey, addressing the audience, […]

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After fire, Cardinal Newman High football team resumes season

October 27, 2017 4:10 pm

POSTED: OCT 24 2017 08:06AM PDT VIDEO POSTED: OCT 23 2017 10:25PM PDT UPDATED: OCT 24 2017 08:08AM PDT SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Debora Villalon) - Two weeks after fire ravaged their campus and destroyed dozens of students’ homes, Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa resumed its football season Monday night. The win went to rival Rancho Cotate High […]

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Wine country leaders address price-gouging after wildfires

October 27, 2017 4:07 pm

POSTED: OCT 24 2017 07:57AM PDT VIDEO POSTED: OCT 24 2017 07:56AM PDT SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Leigh Martinez/KTVU) - Both Sonoma County and the city of Santa Rosa want to make it easier for displaced fire victims to find places to live. Thousands of homes were destroyed in an area that already had a short supply of housing […]

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2 dead in shooting in Clearlake Oaks, CHP officer injured

October 23, 2017 4:01 pm

POSTED: OCT 23 2017 12:20PM PDT UPDATED: OCT 23 2017 03:31PM PDT Two people are dead and 3 others, including a CHP officer, were injured in a shooting in Clearlake Oaks Monday morning. CHP Officer Kory Reynolds says the injured officer responded to a report of a shooting near the post office and was following a suspect […]

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Climbers set speed record on Yosemite’s Nose of El Capitan

October 23, 2017 4:00 pm

POSTED: OCT 23 2017 10:55AM PDT UPDATED: OCT 23 2017 11:45AM PDT Two climbers have set a new speed record for ascending the Nose route of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, one of the world’s most technical and dangerous verticals. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Brad Gobright, 29, and climbing partner Jim Reynolds raced up […]

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