8th Person Dies in Connection With Carr Fire
An eighth person died Thursday in connection with the massive Carr Fire. Andrew Brake, 40, was a heavy equipment mechanic for Cal Fire. He was killed in a traffic collision while driving a Cal Fire pickup truck on a state highway.
As 17 fires burn across the state, California’s Legislature is grappling with what it should do to help residents cope with blazes. The most controversial question facing the state is deciding who should pay when power lines touch off destructive blazes.
Reporter: Marisa Lagos
Hundreds of Migrant Children Still Separated From Their Families, Despite Court Order
Nearly 600 migrant children remain in U.S. custody, two weeks after a federal judge’s deadline to reunite nearly 3,000 of them with their parents. Reunions of these remaining families are expected to take longer because many of the parents have been deported.
Reporter: Julie Small
California Lawmakers Approve Audit of L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services
California lawmakers gave the thumbs-up to a bipartisan request for an audit of the Los Angeles County child welfare department, following the death of a 10-year-old boy. It is being reported that the boy's sexual orientation may have been an issue in his home.
Immigration Judges File Grievance with U.S. Justice Department
This week, the National Association of Immigration Judges filed a formal grievance against the U.S. Department of Justice and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. These judges, who deal with civil immigration cases, argue that due process in America’s immigration courts is increasingly threatened by President Trump’s get-tough immigration policies.
Reporter: Saul Gonzalez
Defendants in the criminal case stemming from the deadly 2016 warehouse fire in Oakland are expected to give statements Friday before they're sentenced. A judge already accepted, and helped broker, a plea deal that avoids what would be a graphic trial over the deaths of 36 people. But loved ones of the fire's victims say the deal was unjust.
Reporter: Alex Emslie
NASA Space Probe to the Sun Expected to Launch Saturday
Where Icarus failed (flying too close to the sun) NASA is hoping to succeed. The Parker Space Probe is expected to launch Saturday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a mission to touch the sun.
Reporter: Danielle Venton