Man Critical After Hammer Assault In San Francisco’s SoMa; Audio Excerpt
A 49-year-old man was arrested after assaulting another man with a hammer early this morning in the San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, police said. At about 12:40 a.m., officers responded to a report of an aggravated assault near Division and Brannan streets, according to police.
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Court Rules Against State In “Docs VS. Glocks”; Audio ExcerptSiding with a coalition of individual doctors and medical groups, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that major portions of a controversial Florida law restricting physicians and other health-care providers from asking patients about guns is unconstitutional. The statute, dubbed the “docs vs. glocks” law, included a series of restrictions on doctors and health providers. For example, it sought to prevent physicians from entering information about gun ownership into medical records if the physicians know the information is not “relevant” to patients’ medical care or safety or to the safety of other people.
California Finally Out Of Extreme Drought; Audio ExcerptThe Golden State is officially out of extreme drought. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the last time California was not in extreme drought was in Aug. 2013. Portions of the state’s central and southern regions still remain in severe drought.
Rescue Crews Pull Residents From Flooded Homes In South San Jose; Audio ExcerptSan Jose fire rescue crews were busy pulling people out of the flood-soaked neighborhoods in the southern parts of the city as the waters of Coyote Creek continue to rise Tuesday morning. So far Tuesday boat crews have pulled five people from a flooded homeless encampment near the Los Lagos Golf Course in South San Jose and are currently evacuating dozens of homes and businesses in the Nordale neighborhood near Kelly Park, according to San Jose fire spokesman Capt. Mitch Matlow.
Crews Pull Body From Submerged Car Near Oakland Airport; Audio ExcerptA man was found dead in a car that was pulled from a channel Friday morning near the Oakland International Airport, fire officials said. Someone called the fire department at 8:10 a.m. and said a vehicle went into the channel near the intersection of Doolittle Drive and Langley Street.
Officials: Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway May Not Be Used; Audio ExcerptWith a break in the weather and increased outflow from Oroville Dam’s heavily damaged spillway, state officials said they no longer believe the swollen reservoir will breach the dam’s emergency spillway. On Friday morning, officials announced they think they can avoid using the dam’s emergency spillway, which they’ve been working feverishly to avoid.
Water-Logged Bay Area Hills Face New Wintry Assault; Audio ExcerptA potent winter storm roared into the Bay Area Thursday morning, hammering the region with heavy rains, blustery winds and a high tide that threatened saturated hillsides and flood prone neighborhoods. The National Weather Service issued a litany of watches and warnings including those for high winds, coastal flooding, river flooding and flash flooding on creeks and streams.

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