OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Ashlyn Mirande from the Cover Your K9 fund and K9 handler Sgt. Brad Meyer of the Butte County sheriff's office join us on The Nine to discuss the importance of K9 safety.
Large pothole, emergency road repairs on southbound I-880 in Oakland
Emergency repairs on a massive pothole on southbound I-880 in Oakland were finally completed at around 10:15 p.m. Friday. The pothole snarled traffic for several hours in an area south of I-980 and was discovered nearly 12 hours earlier at around 11:30 a.m.
California Highway Patrol had issued a severe traffic alert as the 4 by 3-foot pothole shut down the freeway's three left lanes.% INLINE %
Repairs on SB I-880 in Oakland are nearly complete & concrete is in the final curing phase. All lanes will be reopened soon. Thank you to the hard working women and men who worked to repair the roadway & to @CHPoakland for your assistance. @CaltransHQ pic.twitter.com/J1e1oIOVStRead the full article
Judge nearly dismisses anti-trust suit against NFL, Raiders
A federal court judge nearly dismissed the city of Oakland's lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders on Friday, but gave the city 45 days to provide new evidence in its case, according to Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo.
According to Gallo, U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Spero also said that the city hasn't demonstrated that it's interested in pursuing another NFL team as it has made no attempts to obtain one. The Raiders have argued that while the team doesn't want to play there, the city has not demonstrated any league-wide unwillingness for Oakland to host a football team.
Gallo said that he plans to begin researching how to apply for a new team.Read the full article
Wildland firefighter suicides a growing concern
When it comes to structure firefighters, we know a lot about first responders. In a 2015 study of 4,000 first responders, the Journal of Emergency Medical Services reported that 37% had contemplated suicide and almost 7% had attempted it, resulting in 143 firefighter suicides that year; far fewer that had died in the line of duty.
However, wildland firefighter suicides remain mostly a mystery because we have very little data on this sensitive subject.
"We have seen, in recent years, some suicides in the wildland firefighter community," said Jessica Gardetto of the National Interagency Fire Center.Read the full article