News RSS Feed | KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2 http://kobi5.com Sat, 23 May 2015 03:25:23 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Parents at odds over Gervais school condom policy http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/parents-at-odds-over-gervais-school-condom-policy.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/parents-at-odds-over-gervais-school-condom-policy.html Parents at odds over Gervais school condom policy

Gervais, Ore. -- (KGW) Some parents in Gervais are concerned over a proposal to hand out condoms to kids as young as sixth grade.

The district approved a similar proposal in an effort to cut down on teenage pregnancy rate last year, when eight high school students and a middle school student had become pregnant.

But parents were upset about the proposal and the district decided to hold off on distributing the condoms.

Now the district finds itself in a familiar place a year later. The issue wasn't even on Thursday night's formal agenda. But it was clearly on parents' minds.

"I don't think it's the school's place to do that," one woman said. "I think it's the parent's place to discuss that with their children and discuss sexual education with their children."

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Fri, 22 May 2015 12:07:04 -0700
DUI dad leaves injured kids behind http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/dui-dad-leaves-injured-kids-behind.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/dui-dad-leaves-injured-kids-behind.html DUI dad leaves injured kids behind

Madera, Calif. --- (KSEE)  California Highway Patrol officers are searching for a drunk driving suspect who left his injured children at the scene of a rollover crash.

"You don't ever think a father of his children would leave his children there injured," CHP Officer Omar Godinez said.

The car crashed into an empty field near rows of houses near Madera.

Officers suspect 31-year-old Rafael Cortez was drinking and driving, finding several bottles of beer in the car, some already empty.

The CHP said they're working around the clock to find Cortez. They said family members are not cooperating with trying to find him.

"We do know he has strong ties out of the country. We are just afraid he will be a flight risk and not be here any longer," Godinez said.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 11:45:11 -0700
Denver mother's Facebook shaming goes viral http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/denver-mother-s-facebook-shaming-goes-viral.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/denver-mother-s-facebook-shaming-goes-viral.html Denver mother's Facebook shaming goes viral

Denver, Colo. --- A Denver mother's Facebook rant has gone viral, with millions of views and counting.

The mom shamed her 13-year-old daughter for posting racy pictures online and claiming to be 19.

Now the mom is explaining why she did what she did.

Valerie Starks, Mom, "So you gotta Facebook page and you're on there with your bra on, right?"

It’s gotten more than 10 million views.

Valerie Starks, "We have established in the last few seconds that you're not a freak, that you don't sit at home with a bra on, you don't wear makeup."

Valerie Starks, "are you 19?" Daughter, "no." Valerie, "No, you're 13, right?"

After finding her 13-year-old's secret Facebook profile, Valerie, "When I looked in her friends list, people were requesting to be her friend who are 30, 40-year-old men because they think she's 19.”

Valerie Starks says her daughter's done this before, four other times "And I thought I had did enough by taking her phone and her pad last year in, like, April, and then it came down to this and I was just devastated so I had to teach her a lesson, this is going to go on her Facebook page and I want all of you to know, she watches Disney channel, she has a bedtime."

Starks has gotten a ton of support on Facebook, but we didn't have to talk to a child psychologist to get the other side, questioning how affective it is to shame someone like this.

Valerie, "You still wear panties that say Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday."

Starks notes her parenting style isn't for everyone, but she says it's worked for her child, Valerie, “She's not mad at me, her friends are not bullying her at school, she's okay, and that's what I want parents to understand."

She hopes the video sparks conversation and spares other kids.

Valerie, “Tell them you're going to be in the house all summer long reading books.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 09:42:52 -0700
Van vs. U.S. postal truck fatal crash under investigation http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/van-vs-us-postal-truck-crash-under-investigation.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/van-vs-us-postal-truck-crash-under-investigation.html Van vs. U.S. postal truck fatal crash under investigation

Portland, Ore. --- A U.S. postal service truck and a van collided in Portland, Oregon and both caught fire.

The van driver was killed in the crash.

Authorities say the mail truck driver was hospitalized with serious injuries.

A bystander says he and his father pulled the mail truck's driver out of his burning truck. Smoke billowed out of the semi-truck cab for nearly two hours after the crash.

The incident is under investigation.

Authorities say speed may have been a factor in the crash.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 15:18:01 -0700
Possible charges in California oil spill http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/possible-charges-in-oil-spill.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/possible-charges-in-oil-spill.html Possible charges in California oil spill

Santa Barbara, Calif. --- (NBC News) California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency along one of the country's most scenic coastline's after 105,000 gallons of oil leaked from a ruptured pipeline.

The oil slick stretches nine miles along the coast near Santa Barbara.

Investigators are now looking into the possibility of criminal charges.

Federal records show Plains All-American Pipeline, the Texas company responsible for the spill, has had 175 safety and maintenance infractions since 2006, more than three times the national average.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 15:15:04 -0700
California lake closes to boaters http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/california-lake-closes-to-boaters.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/california-lake-closes-to-boaters.html California lake closes to boaters

Calif. --- (KCRA)  More water is being released from California's Folsom Lake to help reduce salinity in the Delta.

The Bureau of Reclamation increased water flows from Folsom Dam early Wednesday morning.

The wind, tides and lack of water in the Delta have become a concern for the Bureau.

"All of those things have come to a head right now and there are salinity issues in the Delta that need to be managed by increasing the releases out of Folsom," said Erin Curtis, the spokesperson for the Bureau's Mid-Pacific Region. "The important place to make the releases right now is Folsom."

The increased flows mean Folsom Lake is dropping fast.

"You can see the waterline is receded," said Kerry Johnson, who rents a boat slip at Folsom Marina in Brown's Ravine. "We normally pull out, in a good year, in November."

Boat owners have been told to remove their boats from the slips by June 14, just as the summer boating season heats up.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 15:10:39 -0700
Census numbers show Portland growing http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/census-numbers-show-portland-growing.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/census-numbers-show-portland-growing.html Census numbers show Portland growing

Portland, Ore. --- More people are moving to Portland, that's according to new census numbers.

Portland is now the 28th most populous city in the country.

The Census Department estimates the city has grown by nearly 35.5 thousand people since July of 2010.

Meanwhile, Medford has grown 5% since 2010 with a current estimated population of more than 78.5 thousand residents.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 15:00:47 -0700
California Highway Patrol investigating fatal crash in Crescent City http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/california-highway-patrol-investigating-fatal-crash-in-crescent-city.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/california-highway-patrol-investigating-fatal-crash-in-crescent-city.html California Highway Patrol investigating fatal crash in Crescent City

Crescent City, Calif. --- Wet roads and high speeds are believed to be responsible for a fatal accident in Crescent City.

California Highway Patrol says Walter Lindstorm from Humbolt county was driving southbound on U.S. 101 when he tried to pass another vehicle.

Lindstrom reportedly passed the solid double yellow lines at a high rate of speed, lost control and collided with a tree.

Linstrom was pronounced dead on scene.

California Highway Patrol is still investigating.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 14:46:22 -0700
"Red Nose Day" arrives! http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/red-nose-day-arrives.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/red-nose-day-arrives.html

(NBC)  Folks in the United States might still be getting used to the red noses, but "Red Nose Day" is a 30 year television tradition in the United Kingdom, an annual comedy and music event that's raised more than a billion dollars for numerous charities that assist children in poverty around the world.

"It's going to be an even bigger deal over here," country music superstar and 'Voice' host Blake Shelton predicts.  "That's my mission is to make it an even bigger event over here and raise even more money."

On the Red Nose Day website they say, "Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day will be held in the US on May 21st, 2015. People across the country will come together to have fun and raise funds and awareness. The day's events will culminate in a three-hour entertainment TV special on NBC featuring the country's favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars—it's a show not to be missed!"

Shelton got into the spirit on "The Voice" recently.  The show also hosted Will Ferrell and Nick Offerman for taping a comedy segment that will air tonight.

Richard Curtis, the man behind such films as "Notting Hill", is also the creator of "Red Nose Day".

Curtis and other organizers hope the seed planted stateside tonight will grow, and help children around the world.

More information on Red Nose Day and how you can help

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Thu, 21 May 2015 10:28:19 -0700
Omaha officer gunned down http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/omaha-officer-gunned-down.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/omaha-officer-gunned-down.html Omaha officer gunned down

Omaha, Neb. --- (WOWT)  An Omaha, Nebraska police officer is dead after being shot by a suspect Wednesday afternoon.

Witnesses reported hearing about 15 gunshots in two bursts and seeing CPR performed on Officer Kerrie Orozco.

Orozco had been with the department for approximately seven-and-a-half years. She worked in the gang unit, a job she held since 2012. She had a husband, Hector, an 8-year-old stepdaughter, Natalia and a stepson Santiago, who is 6-years-old. She was also the mother of a newborn baby who arrived February 17.

Olivia Ruth has been in hospital care since her birth and is set to be released on Thursday.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 10:25:48 -0700