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zika.spread by sexual transmission in the united states. n-f-l greats from the past and present.get together to talk the future of football. >> grant:the hi=tech innovations for the at-home fan on sundays. >> grant:breaking news tonight at 8. (male announcer): this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> pam:just days before the super since sheriff's office tells us, an n-f-l player, with bay area roots. was questioned today in a prostitution sting. >> pam:this story unfolding in the past few hours >> pam:grant lodes joins us now with late details. >> pam:grant? >> grant: unfortunately we have seen prostitution be a situation at super bowls. but a guy, with oakland
tides which makes it more serious and >> pam: the topic of human trafficking has been the focus at the super bowl with one girl that was caught up in that situation. >> grant: there are task forces and sting operations ongoing. we are talking about a national football league player that was sent back to denver. why at murphy who grew up in oakland a's star running back at oakland tech was now headed back to colorado after his team sent him packing. >> grant: murphy was caught up in a prostitution sting. late this afternoon between 4 and 5:00. another man was cited for prostitution murphy was there during the
sting. questioned and determined not to be involved now, as you mentioned cracking down on human trafficking. during this bay area super bowl in previous super bowls. past suppose have seen this problem. and, even though murphy was not cited in this case. the team did not want any distractions. they sent him home. >> grant: although he was not cited by police, we decided it was best for the team to include--mountford without him. >> grant: now we have talked to santa clara shift department brit 10 men have been cited for prostitution 320 women or prostitutes have been given a victim advocate resources. it is
worth noting that murphy is a rookie britt he was drafted by the seahawks this year and cut and picked up by the broncos. he was not born to play in the game on sunday, most likely. but, certainly he would not be with the team. he was sent home. >> grant: we will continue to follow up with updates as we get them. just bush is at the scene in san jose, we will receive updates as we get them. >> pam:new at 8 tonight. worries in the south bay about dangerous trees. one day, after a man was killed by a falling tree in san jose. >> pam: this is video of that tree from our helicopter partnership with a-b- c 7. neighbors in the area are concerned it could happen again. kron 4's charles clifford was in the south bay today, he has that story. >> reporter:on monday afternoon, an elderly man who may have been visiting family in the area was killed in berryessa creek
park when this on top of him. >> reporter:this is video of the scene partnership with abc 7. >> >> reporter:on tuesday afternoon, the city, which manages the park, launched an investigation into the accident. at this point they don't know exactly why the tree came down. possible causes include windy weather, erosion at the base due to winter storms, or the tree may have been rotting from the inside. an arborist from the city inspected the trunk and base of the eucalyptus. he also checked other nearby trees. >>trying to find out if there are other trees that might be at risk. sometimes, most times, we won't know that because you can't tell from the outside what's going on in the inside of a tree. >>i thought, gee, that could have been me walking by. >> reporter:sam mascarenas lives nearby, he says he and his neighbors have been worrying about this tree and others in the park for awhile. >>we've had a lot of problems with other trees where the branches just fall indiscriminately. >> reporter:he's also concerned because the
berryessa creek park is very popular with kids. >>there's an elementary school here and a lot of children play in this park. it's scary. >> reporter:city officials are hoping to have answer in the next few >>we want to find out as much as we can so we can reduce that risk in the future. >> reporter:and finally, the city plans on having another arborist visit the park later this week. they want a second opinion in order to really fall over so they can keep it from happening again. in kron 4 news. >> pam: bidding ensure it for superbowl victory. kron4 has been all are around the bay area today covering the super bowl from all angles. meteorologist, broadening ---first, we will hear from grant. >> grant:justine and i had
some fun at supervowl city! >> grant: you can jump on a little mad at the end. we will have a full story so you can see which one my wife or gas? i think i am already sort, pam. we are getting way too old for this. this is a friendly competition and we tried to be nice to each other. >> pam: (laughter) >> grant: that story is tomorrow night. but, tonightvivki --vicki liviakis is live.
>> grant: what is going on? (cheers & applause) >> vicki: this is where the action is. if you look behind me. you mentioned is free and has been fun. people have been coming in all night long to soak up the super bowl fan experience. >> it is really cold. and you need a big jacket. >> > nation, baby!--raider nation >> we are going to take it! >> we are celebrating our
engagement. yes >> vicki: you have a good time. >>thank you! >> music >> vicki: to make sure is days all but and gains security is tight. >> if you love the super bowl patrick you have to be here. --if you love football. you have to be here. (cheers & applause) >>go kron4! >> vicki: back here like to see some very enthusiastic people and the crowd is going to rid we have 49 players signing autographs. it is very fun for the fans.
they did cut off the bars at about 20 minutes ago. >> catherine: >> vicki:vivki liviakis, kron 4 news >> brittany: as we get closer to the super bowl things will add up. for one up. take a look at these numbers with sunny skies and daytime highs. in the los to mid-60s. closer to super bowl sunday we are talking about temperatures of 70 degrees.
>> brittany: will be in the mid to high fifties. as to get to the weekend you will see temperatures climbing. we are already checking the next system. as we head into wednesday. the timing of that i will have coming up! >> pam: from ticket scalpers to terrorism. the super bowl presents challenges for law enforcement. police will be out in full >> pam: bomb- detection experts and k-9's. swat teams. .and undercover agents will all be there. in all--- as many as 60- federal, state and local agencies are involved in super bowl security. >> pam: not only will there be security on the ground. but eyes in the sky. coming up at 8-30. details about who will be protecting levi's from the air. >> pam: we will have details about who will read protecting--who will be
protecting the but levi stadium >> pam: grammy - award winning artist lady gaga. is set to sing the national anthem at the big game. the performance is just another notch on the >> pam: this year, she won a golden globe for her role in "american horror story" hotel" super bowl 50 will also feature halftime show performers - coldplay and beyonce. >> pam: we have a special super bowlthere you can find all you need to know about the events surroundign the big game. >> pam: including the entertainment schedule leading up to sunday. >> pam: a c-h-p officer was rushed to surgery earlier today with critical injuries. after being stabbed in the throat by a suspect. it happened near a homeless encampment in san francisco. >> pam: tonight, the officer is expected to survive. but, as kron four's maureen kelly explains, his injuries were considered life - threatening.
>> reporter: the suspect allegedly slashing one of the officer's neck with a knife and soon ran away. >> reporter: you can see the location hear from the helicopter deal with our partnership with abc said the news. the knife was recovered and so was the suspect he may likely be charged with assaulting a police and attempted murder. >> this is a sad story but i am glad that they caught the guy. >> reporter: some people walking by says the homeless encampment has sprung up since the city has been cleaning up for super bowl 50. >> reporter: spoke to someone who said he has been
living in the encampment for the last five days. he did not want to go on camera. he says he has been living there and he is not because of the super bowl. he cannot leave some of the other people than he cap with was responsible for the stabbing. he was not surprised to hear that the individual was homeless. many of the people living on the streets of south francisco are mentally ill. --san francisco. >> pam: coming up at eight. the president ordering changes in california. all to make sure the state is earthquake safe. >> pam: plus. >> pam: a new proposal to protect families and teachers from evictions during the school year. >> pam: and next. >> pam: new warning about the zika virus. as health officials confirm a case contracted through sex. a case contracted through sex. ♪ bend me shape me, any way you want me ♪
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>> pam: a chilling development. in the fight against the fast- spreading zika virus - which has been traced to birth defects. >> pam: grant is here with a disturbing story out of texas. >> grant:pam, it's what researchers hoped wouldn't happen. not only is the disease spread through mosquitoes -- it's now clear that it 'also' spreads through sexual contact. and there's a case in texas. >> grant:health officials
have confirmed that this could be the first case of the zika virus spreading through sex - within the continental u.s. >> grant:a dallas patient was infected after having sex with someone ill -- who'd returned from a country where there's an outbreak. >> grant:until now -- mosquitoes have been the only reported source of the problem. there's also concern about the fact the upcoming olympics are being held in rio.since brazil has been so hard hit by the virus. >> grant:but government health officials. are assuring that the games will be safe from zika. >> pam: president obama is ordering all new. or renovated federal buildings to be equipped with the latest protections against earthquakes. >> pam: today, obama signed a new executive order. creating a federal earthquake risk management standard. >> pam: the white house say the standard will improve federal buildings' resilience to earthquakes, making them safer and lowering costs for recovering from a quake. >> pam: the white house says it's also working to ensure government assets dollars. are available for recovery efforts after an earthquake. >> pam: supervisor david
campos today introduced legislation that would give teachers and families with children new protections from eviction --least during the school year. >> pam: the legislation would evicting educators child care centers or families with children during the school year. it would cover all types of no- fault evictions except >> pam: ellis act evictions, in which a landlord evicts tenants with the intention of taking the property off the rental market. >>currently, families with children are protected from owner move-in year, but campos' legislation would expand those fault evictions. >> pam: although the amount of rain and snow in california this year has reached higher levels than last year, the state's drought is still not over, the california department of water resources said today. >> pam: rainfall and the sierra nevada snowpack's water content have significantly improved this water year, which began on oct. 1. >> pam: additionally, the state's major water reservoirs haveincreased significantly since jan. 1, according to dwr officials. >> pam: rainfall in three regions tracking was of the historical average between oct.1 and jan 31.
>> pam: although rain has been heavier this water year than last year, dwr drought is far from over. most of the state's major reservoirs still hold much less than their historical averages for early february, so residents should continue to >> pam: conserve water, dwr officials said. additionally, electronic readings from 102 dwr stations scattered throughout the sierra nevada indicate the statewide water content in the mountains is 20.4 inches, 114 percent of normal for today's date. in normal years, the snowpack supplies about 30 percent of the state's water needs as it melts in the spring and early summer, according to dwr officials. >> brittany: is alive look outside. i noticed like rain and to you are heading home from work. that is the system that we are watching creek with the breezy conditions and it will be cold. if you locations inland will drop down and the 30 degree temperatures. it will be dry creek with a cloudy
conditions and a cool start for your morning. >> brittany: all of the rain will move through it this morning and a relatively dry afternoon and evening. it will swing through and to thursday afternoon. we will brett it the temperature is down hour by hour. >> brittany: closer to noon, just north of santa rosa a system will come through with widespread rain showers. all the way down to san jose. at least through 8:00 p.m. and then we'll have more clearing as we go into the overnight hours on wednesday. >> brittany: temperatures will continue to move up. our highs, in the '50s for
santa rosa and a secret close to 64 hayward. overnight lows, would drop down into the 30's and '40's. the forecast shows that we will be at 59 degrees on thursday. a lot of sunshine on saturday and sunday, heading back to the mid-60s. we do expect 70's down by the stadium in santa clara. >> pam: that does not mean that there aren't any other problems in regards to the sliding of the homes. >> are worried every day. --
we >> pam: and a ruptured pipe up the street had burst. it is unknown as to how long water had been pouring out of that pie. tomorrow, a watering will will be drilled. >> pam: super bowl security will be a look at who will be keeping a lookout from the skies. >> gabe: how technology will shape the experience when you are watching at home. we will have more on the super bowl technology. >> gary: coming up later in this broadcast will have sports. jerry rice, takes to be rolled in a new
>> pam: detroit - toyota motor credit corp. will pay $21.9 million to black and asian borrowers as part of a settlement over alleged discriminatory lending. the u.s. department of justice and the consumer financial protection bureau announced the settlement tuesday. >> pam: a government investigation found that dealers were marking up interest rates on loans to minority buyers between 2011 and 2016. under the settlement, toyota will cap the amount dealers can mark up a loan. >> pam: toyota motor credit is the auto lender. the company denies wrongdoing and said it didn't know the race of credit applicants, but agreed to the settlement because it was fair to customers and dealers. >> pam: toyota is the latest auto lender to settle a discrimination case. ally financial and honda's u.s. similar settlements.
>> pam: detroit - toyota is recalling about 320,000 trucks and suvs because the roof-mounted air bags can inflate without a crash. >> pam: the recall covers the 2005 and 2006 toyota tundra and sequoia, the 2003 through 2006 land cruiser, and the 2004 through 2006 4- runner. also included are the 2003 through 2006 lexus lx 470 and the 2004 through 2006 gx 470. >> pam: the company says improper programming in the air bag control computer caused the problem, which could increase the risk of driver and passenger injuries. >> pam: dealers will replace the computer at no cost to owners. owners will be notified by letter about when they can bring their trucks in for repairs. >> pam: it was an upset for one party. and a nailbiter for the other. one day after the iowa caucus results. and candidates are still going full force. >> pam: they are now shifting their focus to new hampshire. donald trump says, his campaign will quote - "fix iowa's mistake." trump finished second to ted cruz in iowa. >> pam: today, he said, his decision to skip the last republican debate. may have cost him in iowa. but says, he is not losing sleep about it.
>>donald trump/ presidential candidate if i had to do it again i would do the exact same thing and you know why? because i raised $6 million for the vets in one hour. so if i took a 2nd place over 1st place and could give the vets $6 million i would do that all day long. >> pam: trump finished with 24- percent of the vote. and marco rubio gained momentum. coming in close behind with 23- percent. >> pam: a day after the closest democratic caucuses in iowa history, hillary clinton is breathing a sigh of relief. the race between clinton, and rival bernie sanders, was extremely close. razor thin in fact. >> pam: in a few precincts -- six, by the des moines register's count -- the outcome came down to coin flips. all of which were won by clinton. >> pam: given the finer points of iowa delegate apportionment, even in a race this close, it is unlikely coins made a difference. but the coin toss did make for some political giggles on the campaign trail.
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bay area roux was questioned today in a prostitution sting. just bush, joins us live. >> reporter: right and murphy, trouble with the parrot was detained. here at this location. of first street. i talked to a couple people who were standing here in the parking lot. all of a sudden surest deputies can end an unmarked cars. -- came in >> that is what i've heard. the police have been taking this seriously. remove this group derrick lock them into a that they could not move out.
>> in unmarked cars. in a regular part-regular-closed. --clothes >> reporter: this is all due to a sting operation to rid it is well lee thought that this is a time where prostitution is increased with more and more people coming into town for a large sporting even like the super bowl. --event >> pam: there are two totally different types of planes that are being used to make sure we had a state super bowl. brett will have the information. >> grant: did are working together in tandem. --they
are >> grant: powerful jet engines with afterburners, flies at almost 2,000 mph, can soar earth, and has 34 air combat victories in operation >> grant:the other hums along at 150 mph, powered by a six-piston engine and a two-bladed higher than 3 miles above the ground. it's more suited to carry your grandma than a gun >> grant:but together, the two planes -- the air national guard's f-15 eagle and the civil air the key to safe skies over super bowl 50 in california this sunday. the cessnas are acting as the restricted airspace over the big game at levi's stadium in santa clara, california -- as the air force fighter jets practice slowing themselves to escort the plodding prop planes out of any place where they might prove a danger to the tens of thousands of fans expected at the super bowl. >> grant:practice flights took place last week near fresno and are scheduled again for wednesday over oakland. "the opportunity to ensure safe skies around levi's stadium is a mission cap takes very seriously," civil air patrol national commander maj. gen. joe vazquez said in a statement. "our aircrews are trained to simulate either threat or duress flights that enter into restricted airspace. the air force depends on cap to ensure its readiness in guarding america's airspace."
- joe montana --"i guess i'm here to represent the past . >> pam: joe montana and drew brees started the press conference with an ice breaker. got the crowd laughing (laughter) >> drew brees --"i am here to represent the present" >> grant: >> gabe:the host fox nfl sportscaster erin andrews asked joe and drew how they felt about weraing cameras in their helmets to give the fan the true piont of view from the field. >> gabe:she asked this because it's something the nfl is looking at adding.
>>joe - that would be the best if people saw that they would want to play football. it's just amazing. >>brees - it would be incredible. see through my eyes how i know where people are when throwing the ball. >> gabe:also coming in the near future to fans watching at home augmented reality headsets that will blend the >> gabe:your tv will come alive shooting out 360 degrees of holograms around your living room there could stats, information, the stadium layout all kinds of new ways to interact with the game with a touch interface your coffee table could turn into a instant replay screen. >> >> gabe:drew brees says this
would be a great way to see in person how tall a certain player is. >>drew--wait till you see a big cam newton hologram and see how big he really is. etc >> gabe:wyttgs >> pam: kron wants you watch the big game on a new television, just in time for super sunday. and here's how to do it. >> pam: first, follow us on facebook. there you will see how you can enter to win an h-d-t-v. just in time for the big game. >> pam: blacksburg, va. - a 13-year-old girl who vanished from her bedroom was stabbed to death by a virginia tech student, and another freshman already charged with hiding the body was more deeply involved, authorities said tuesday. a neighbor said the seventh- grader told friends she would sneak out to meet her "boyfriend" david, an 18- year-old she met online through the kik messaging app.
>> her favorite color was blue. >> reporter: the cancer and surviving in a coma. she constantly beat the odds. but to ultimately caused her to lose her life. >> reporter: last week she was reported missing after days of searching creek police arrested david eisenhower. >> i make my personal goals achievable or just up touch of achievable. >> reporter: according to reports documents the truth
can set me free was stated. prosecutor says another student and former nasa intern was also involved. played a part in before and after the girl's death. as investigators searched for more clues to her parents were left her broken. >> nicole touch many people. "they will have one account >> pam: apple start--apple stopped advertising the application creek it is listed as rating of ages 12
and older. >> pam: how you will soon be able to award one airline more quickly with the speeches that they are bringing back? and people are being paid to not commit crimes. next we come back! >> brittany: what is in store for super bowl? i will have more details and the forecast coming up have more details and the forecast coming up . sleep train's presidents day sale is on now.
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>> pam: say they believe all women should have to register for the draft now that combat jobs are open to them. the military service leaders say they will not lower standards to bring women into the more grueling jobs. they told the senate armed services committee that it will take up to three years before the combat posts are fully integrated. >> pam: army gen. mark milley and included in the requirement to register for the selective service at age 18. but navy secretary ray mabus and army acting secretary patrick murphy would say only that the issue should be discussed. >> pam: political leaders have so far been reluctant to endorse the draft requirement. >> pam: los angeles - hoaxers are increasingly using sophisticated online tools to threaten attacks
against u.s. schools - and the suspects aren't just students looking to get out of a final exam. >> pam: the threats are a type of "swatting," or reporting a swat teams rushing to the scene. the culprits include online gamers. they are using tools like proxy servers, virtual private networks and computer-generated voices to hide their identities. >> pam: the resulting law are onerous and often require the assistance of the fbi. >> pam: swatting emerged around 2007. in one case, authorities investigating a threat made at a middle arizona, found their suspect in a 29-year-old new yorker who they say called in threats to score "points" in an online game. >> pam: washington - they say crime doesn't pay, but that might lawmakers look for ways to discourage people from becoming repeat offenders. >>the d.c. council unanimously approved a bill tuesday that residents a stipend not to california, that advocates say has contributed to deep reductions in crime there. >> pam: under the bill, city officials would identify up to 200 people a
year who are considered at risk of either committing or becoming victims of violent crime. those people would be directed to participate in behavioral therapy and other programs. if they fulfill those obligations and stay out of trouble, they would be paid. (male announcer): it's now time for gary radnich with sports!. >> gary: did evening everyone!--good >> gary:the super bowl less than five days away. >> gary:levi's stadium is looking ready. the crew painted both end zones with the panthers logo last week. but that was quickly corrected and everything looks like it's coming together nicely now. as for the teams. both start newton was asked again about his black quarterback statement. and if he speaks more than one language. >> gary: no one practice
today. but can't newton had to talk to rick and act again about his position as an african-american quarterback. >> i do not even want to touch on the topic up black quarterback this game is big enough or bigger than white, black or green curry it instead of labeling ourselves i want to bring awareness because of that. i am trilingual myself to rick i speak spanish, english ivy is league and, of high speed freak visit e box. -- ebonics (laughter) >> gary:newton's counterpart. peyton manning. was asked about tickets from his brother eli. as well as what they'll talk about when they go to dinner together later this week.
>> the law has helped me up and every super bowl. and i have helped him out. so, it is nice having a sibling in the same business thrift that can help you get a few extra tickets. we now have an itinerary of what we will talk about. but we do have a time where we will meet and we do have a place. but, we will probably split the check. >> gary: will have our program at 9:00. j.r. stone is in this now? i thought it was lorenzo alexander. but, now we do have j.r. stone added. pam? should i be concerned? >> pam: (laughter) just >> pam: make sure that you both are here at the desk.
>> gary: grant, half our super bowl ticket for tonight. --tip >> grant: heard someone say pay to many is the only quarterback to take two different teams to multiple superbowl spirit against to with the broncos? >> gary: i am not a done. the j.r. stone think is another discussion.--thing >> pam: you are the sports director. you should know these things. >> gary: in going to have a meeting with casey or someone print because i am not happy. >> pam: ok, gary.
>> gary:will sing the national this sunday. gaga recently won a golden globe for her role in "american horror story" and original song at the next month's academy awards with "til it happens to you" from the hunting ground. >> gary: jerry rice becomes a lift driver . >> i am jerry rice >> got it done, baby! >> gary: good stuff from jerry rice. >> is a treat to have the
warriors here. with the level of excellence for my players to see. >> we love to see him and it's fun to see the players. >> for me, is full circle from going to school here and my professional life with the warrior spirit coming together is pretty so real. --surreal >> gary: know. i should have been informed. i have to talk to someone. i love j.r.. but he is too big. >> pam: (laughter) ♪ bend me shape me, any way you want me ♪ ♪ as long as you love me, it's alright ♪
>> grant: a family friend policy will make lives easier for parents. and a father of the four month old getting on a plane. i understand they will allow parents with two year old or under children can get on the plant early. the company says after reversing its and 20 tam was tried to simplify the boarding process back then print but realize, is the right thing to do to go back to the old policy. >> pam: will see you at 11!