DA Undecided In Case Of Jogger Who Claims She Was Bitten By Teen On Oakland Trail

OAKLAND (KPIX) – Prosecutors were trying to determine whether to bring charges in a bizarre case that start on an Oakland hiking trail and ended with a nasty bite, not from a dog, but from a human.

A woman jogger claims she was attacked by a dog and then bitten by the dog’s owner, and has photos showing the scars.

The other woman claims her dog was pepper-sprayed and has video showing the dog with a swollen eye.

On Monday, two very different versions of what allegedly happened were presented by the jogger and the defendant’s lawyers.

The 19-year-old defendant says she was acting in self-defense.

John O’Conner is the victim’s attorney.

“It wasn’t just a bite where she let go with her teeth, she kept her teeth sunk in the arm, until she was able to grab the pepper spray” he said.

“This is my clients arm,” he said pointing to a photo.

The photos are hard to look at.

Attorney Emily Dahm represents the dog owner, 19-year-old Alma Cadwalader. She says her client was acting in self-defense.

“That’s the classic thing you do when you are defending yourself when someone is attacking you and you can’t get them to let go of you – you don’t bite a little. You bite hard and you don’t let go,” she says.

Dahn says her client’s Shepard-Husky mix ran up alongside the jogger. She says shortly after, the jogger overreacted and pepper-sprayed the dog.

The jogger lawyer says her client was attacked 20 minutes later.

“My client finished her run and looped back, as she is wont to do,” says O’Conner. “When she came back the other way, the owner approached her aggressively, and got in her path.”

“I don’t know where that’s coming from,” says Dahm. “That’s not at all what’s happened. This was not a two-part encounter – this happened all at one time.”

“The assailant then started biting into her jacket, so violently she tore the jacket, bit through the jacket, and the result is the bite mark we’re showed you,” says O’Conner.

“This was an unprovoked, unwarranted attack on my client’s dog, and then on her,” says Dahm.

The teen faces three felony charges after biting the jogger but on Monday,m the District Attorney continued the arraignment. No charges were filed as they continue to review the case.

Dog Being Dragged On Leash By Man Inside Car Caught On Tape

CHICAGO (CBS) — A video of a dog seen running alongside a car with a leash around his neck is causing outrage.

It happened last week in the LaBagh Woods Nature Preserve on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Someone who was in the park saw a German Shepherd being dragged and immediately stepped in.

Out of breath and frantic, the woman who recorded the video on her cell phone confronted the man who was driving. The dog’s leash stretched out of the window as the driver sat comfortably.

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From a distance the car can be seen moving as the dog drags behind struggling to keep up.

The video made its way to Facebook and has been viewed more than 31,000 times.

Certified animal behavior consultant Steve Dale watched it, too.

“It’s difficult to discern why anyone could possibly think that walking a dog or dragging a dog, which is more like what it was, by the leash could be acceptable,” Dale said. “It looked like the dog was limping to me. The dog can choke to death because of the chain around its neck. It’s horrific. And the dog can suffer, and perhaps did, lifelong damage.”

The man eventually gets out and puts the dog in the car as the forest preserve police are called.

“I am no lawyer, but this seems to be animal cruelty,” Dale said. “In fact, it really appears to be animal cruelty, so yes, it is ethically wrong. I can’t comprehend why anyone would drag a dog along the roadside. Aside from the ethical issue I have, it is, for good reason, against the law.”

Cook County Nature Preserve Police say they are aware of this incident, and the driver could face criminal animal cruelty charges or county ordinance violations.

The investigation is ongoing.

Karlsson Has 3 Assists As Sharks Top Kings 3-1

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Erik Karlsson had three assists, Tomas Hertl scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period and the surging San Jose Sharks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Monday night.

Joonas Donskoi and Joe Thornton also scored for San Jose. Martin Jones made 22 saves as the Sharks won their fifth in six games.

Anze Kopitar had a goal and Jack Campbell turned back 26 shots for the Kings, who have lost three of four.

Karlsson has at least one assist in 13 consecutive appearances going back to Dec. 7. The two-time Norris Trophy winner has 22 points (one goal, 21 assists) during that stretch. Karlsson has 13 assists in his last six games.

Hertl scored his 15th goal at 9:09 of the second period. He scooped up a pass from Karlsson as he crossed the blue line and drove to the net, slipping a backhand past Campbell.

San Jose led going into the first intermission on Donskoi’s 11th goal with 2:17 left in the first period. It was his fifth in five games.

The Kings evened it at 3:42 of the second on Kopitar’s 11th goal and second in two games, which tied him with Dustin Brown for the team lead.

Thornton added an empty-netter — his seventh goal — with 20 seconds left.

NOTES: Sharks forward Melker Karlsson played in his 300th NHL game. . Sharks D Radim Simek was in the lineup for the first time since suffering a concussion on Dec. 31. . Sharks defensemen Marc-Edouard Vlasic (wrist) and Justin Braun (knee) worked out on the ice after Monday’s skate. Braun is on injured reserve.


Kings: Host the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.

Sharks: Host the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

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Bay Area Families With Government Jobs Struggle Through Shutdown

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) – Monday was Day 17 of the federal government shutdown and problems are piling up for federal workers in the Bay Area who are not receiving paychecks.

“Will the money eventually come as back pay? Of course,” said Nicole Lauer of the East Bay Coast Guard Spouses Club. “But that doesn’t help families pay their bills right now. It doesn’t help families get food on their table right now.”

For Coast Guard families like Lauer’s, it is looking like another pay cycle will come and go without a paycheck. While President Trump says families will adjust, support groups are now having to organize food drives for families who have simply run out of money.

“Worry about your bills, make sure that’s taken care of,” Lauer advised struggling families. “We’ll make sure food gets on your table.”

Speaking outside the White House, President Trump said he would not bend in his fight for a border wall.

“I can relate,” Trump said of federal workers going without pay. “And I’m sure that people who are on the receiving end will make adjustment. They always do.”

What has that meant for Lauer and her family?

“We had to move money around. We had to pull money from savings that should be truly for emergencies to make sure the bills are paid for the month, to make sure that credit scores don’t get dinged, said Lauer. Because if your credit is dinged, that can affect security clearances and all that.”

TSA agents are another set of federal workers affected by the shutdown. There have been reports of increased sick calls at some U.S. airports. KPIX 5 has looked into whether or not that has been seen at Bay Area airports, but there are no indications of problems so far.

At San Francisco International Airport, security screeners are not federal employees, so they are still getting paid. The TSA agents at Oakland International Airport have a more typical story.

The men and women who screen passengers flying in and out of Oakland are not receiving paychecks. KPIX 5 spoke with a few of those Oakland TSA agents off camera, and they said there has not been a noticeable increase in absences.

Those workers also said they feel they are part of a team and don’t want to let each other down. By and large, they’re showing up and working. Airport management in Oakland and San Jose reports that the shutdown has not caused any changes or disruptions for security or passengers so far.

Mountain Lion Kitten Given Bratwurst Now Recovering Well

WETMORE, Colo. (CBS4) – A mountain lion kitten once fed a bratwurst is doing much better now, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say. In November, the agency posted a warning to not feed wildlife at all and to leave the animals alone.

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(credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

Officials say someone found the kitten, took it home and fed it bratwurst. Wildlife experts say the cat was probably not weaned from its mother.

The kitten became sick and needed care.

After about two months of recovery at the Wet Mountain Wildlife Rehailitation Inc. in Wetmore, the cub is now a growing and growling cat.

National Weather Service Investigating 2 Tornadoes In Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — Two tornadoes struck the city of Santa Cruz Sunday and caused damage, according to preliminary information from the National Weather Service.

Both were waterspouts that came ashore around midday with one crossing the Santa Cruz Wharf and the other crossing West Cliff Drive just west of Woodrow Avenue.

Meteorologist Will Pi said that it’s rare for a waterspout to come onshore in the Santa Cruz area.

He said tornadoes are a little more frequent in the Watsonville area.

The first tornado had estimated peak winds of 65 to 70 mph, a path of 125 yards and a width of 20 feet, weather officials said.

No one was killed or injured.

It started at 11:59 a.m. and lasted two minutes.

Weather officials said the tornado picked up a construction sign and tossed it into the mailbox across the street. It toppled two cacti before hitting two trees and stripping them of several small and large limbs before dissipating.

The second tornado had estimated peak winds of 80 to 85 mph, a path of 95 yards and a width of 20 feet. Again no one was killed or injured.

Weather officials said it started at 12:19 p.m. and lasted just one minute. It crossed the wharf striking the Dolphin Restaurant and stripped away about 35 percent of the roof.

Weather officials said the general manager of the restaurant said it felt as if an earthquake struck the restaurant during the busiest part of the lunch hour.

The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into six categories. The two that hit Sunday were identified as EF0 or “weak.” An EF1 tornado has winds of 86 to 110 mph and is also considered “weak.”

The strongest tornadoes are EF5, which have winds greater than 200 mph, according to weather officials.

A waterspout was also spotted off of Santa Cruz Sunday afternoon. The NWS Bay Area Twitter account posted video of the spout.

Film News Roundup: Ticket Sales Launch on Brie Larson’s ‘Captain Marvel’

In today’s film news roundup, “Captain Marvel” has begun ticket sales, Yara Shahidi is named an awards ambassador, and SAG-AFTRA has reached an agreement with New York Public Radio. TICKETING Online ticket sellers Fandango and Atom Tickets have launched sales of Brie Larson’s “Captain Marvel” a full two months before the Disney-Marvel tentpole opens. The […]

28 New Charges Filed Against Alleged NorCal Rapist

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California prosecutors have filed 28 additional charges against a man known as the NorCal Rapist, bringing the number of alleged victims to seven in six counties.

The new charges by Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert filed Monday bring the total count against Roy Charles Waller to 40.

Authorities used DNA and genealogy websites to identify Waller, who was arrested in September at the University of California in Berkeley, where he worked for 25 years as a safety specialist in the office of environment, health and safety.

Authorities said at the time he was connected with at least 10 rapes between 1991 and 2006.

They said Waller broke into homes late at night or forced victims to withdraw money from ATMs. They said he bound his victims and assaulted them repeatedly.

The original complaint involved two victims in Sacramento County in 2006.

Waller’s court-appointed attorney, Joseph S. Farina of Sacramento, said that his client is presumed innocent unless proven otherwise.


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