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this morning on the kron 4 morning news... we continue to monitor the oroville dam... the latest on evacuees, the status of the dam, and governer jerry browns message to the state and to the president. and less than a month into the job... national security advisor michael flynn has resigned. the latest turmoil inside the trump administration. plus parts of a major bay area highway remains closed this morning. what crews are doing to prepare for the next round of rain. the kron 4 morning news starts right good morning... it is monday, february 14. i'm james fletcher. toss to weather and traffic. .dry and mild conditions will
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persist into tuesday as high pressure remains aloft. increasing clouds and southerly winds can be expected on wednesday in advance of an approaching upper level system. this system will result in periods of moderate to locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds late
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wednesday into thursday morning. showers will linger into thursday night with another system set to arrive on friday with more wind and rain. subsequent storm systems are forecast to push across the region through the presidents day weekend and into early next week.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 mandatory evacutions remain in place for nearly 200- thousand people near the oroville dam this morning. it's a race against time to lower the water level and shore up the dam's emergency spillway.... this all before the rain returns later
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this week. governor brown is asking the federal government for assistance for the three counties affected by this emergency... about 190 thoudand people had to quickly leave their homes sunday night in butte, sutter and yuba counties. water is flowing from the main spillway, which is damaged but functioning. and the best news this morning is the lake's water level is going down as the emergency spillway is being repaired. the concern remains 30 foot wall of water could come cascading down the dirt below if the emergency spillway gives
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governer brown also says he spoke with a trump adminstrastion official about the issue. kron four has been sending crews to evacuation centers. kron four's alecia reid reports from woodland on the condition of the evacuees and shows us what they are going through this morning. within the last hour an 18 wheeler came to drop off food for the hundreds of people staying here.and the county held a meeting with evacuees as they tried to answer as many questions as possible.pkg sot - we had no clue it was that badevacuees are trying to get as comfortable as they can in their new living quarters.
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sot - they're gonna bring more beds, we just don't know when. and with my babies standing there it's just horrible.sot - they had cots but we got here too late so we slept in the car sot - these parents, considering the stress that they are under, they're doing a marvelous job.while the state continues to work on ways to prevent the oroville reservoir's retaining wall from collapsing, evacuees at the yolo county fairgrounds evacuation center are coping as best they can.meddie lozano / evacuee - sot - spacing out and rushing i packed clothes for 2 days, but i left socks, and my thyroid medication that i have to take every day. meddi's husband was able to drive back to their home to get her life-saving meds. nats at the evacuation center, hundreds of children are embracing the experience.sot - it feels great because we get to do the same thing we would back home. we have showers, bathrooms, food, games.family pets are being taken care of, and seniors in need of care have been placed in a separate area.sot - some of them have alzeimers so it's a little hard for them, but they're doing ok they're getting a lot of care and lovestandupmany of the families staying here have not been back to work because everything is closed in their hometown.another thing they now have to worry about.no work means no pay.reporting live from yolo county
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and nearly 600 inmates have been evacted from oroville and taken to alameda county this morning. it is the first time there has been an evacuation order at the butte county jail. the evacuation included all levels of offenders. the inmates will stay at the santa rita jail as long as it is necessary. alameda officials say there is plenty of room at the jail which can house 5-thousand inmates a day. our coverage of this big story also continues online. we have a complete list of the evacuations centers on kron four dot com. harrowing stories from evacuees who aren't sure when they will be able to return to their homes. and how you can help... we have a link to the red cross. big news this morning. new details came to light
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about national security adviser michael flynn's december communications with russia's ambassador. and now, flynn has resigned. reid binion has the latest. white house national security adviser michael flynn -- stepping down monday night after less than a month on the job.the retired general... ..writing in his resignation letter quote, "i inadvertently briefed the vice president- elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the russian ambassador."flynn -- referencing a call with russia's ambassador to the u-s in december -- before donald trump was sworn into office. speaking with vice president mike pence after the call -- flynn initially denied talking about sanctions against russia with the ambassador.pence -- vouching for flynn in january on national television. vice president mike pence: "they did not discuss anything having to do with the united states' decision to expel diplomats or impose censure
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against russia."question's about flynn's status began swirling friday -- after reports that sanctions were discussed on that call.the situation -- evolving rapidly on monday.trump counselor kellyanne conway -- apparently trying to assuage concerns about flynn's fate. kellyanne conway / counselor president trump: "general flynn does enjoy the full confidence of the president."but that assertion -- followed a short time later by a statement from white house press secretary sean spicer.... who said the president was quote "evaluating the situation" around flynn.president trump himself -- ignoring questions on flynn reporter: "do you have confident in michael flynn, mr. president?" trump: "thank you."flynn's resignation -- coming after reports that the justice department warned the white house last month about his mischaracterization of the call......and that flynn was possibly vulnerable to blackmail by the russians.i'm reid binion reporting. --tag-- president trump named lieutenant general joseph keith kellog as interim national security advisor. kellog -- being considered as flynn's replacement -- along with retired general david petraeus and admiral bob harward. president trump named lieutenant general joseph keith kellog as interim national security advisor. kellog -- being considered as flynn's replacement -- along with retired general david petraeus and former vice admiral bob harward. coming up.. potholes around the bay area continue to frustrate drivers... how one city is steppng up
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this morning to help fix the problem. and still ahead. we are continuing to monitor conditions in oroville and the evacauation centers. another look at what evacuees are going through. and next. parts of a major bay area highway remains closed. the steps they are now taking to make prevent flooding ahead of the next storm.
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advance of an approaching upper level system. this system will result in periods of moderate to locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds late wednesday into thursday morning. showers will linger into thursday night with another system set to arrive on friday with more wind and rain. subsequent storm systems are forecast to push across the region through the presidents day weekend and into early next week.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 cal trans says it has a plan to prevent flooding on highway 37. the highway has been closed near atherton avenue because of flooding
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from last week's storms. but now crews are planning a project that will raise the level of the roadway. this will hopefully prevent flooding from shutting down the roadway in the future. right now... all the entrances to the road off highway 101 have been closed and east bound traffic has to use atherton to detour around the flooded section. caltrans is running pumps in an attempt to divert the water off the busy route but they are struggling to get rid of all the water. there is no word on when the highway highway- 17 in the santa cruz mountains is still a mess this morning. debris from a mudslide last week is still blocking the northbound lanes. kron four's dan kerman shows us the work is at a standstill. the northbound lanes of highway 17 remained closed on monday as last weeks landslide continues to fill both lanes two way traffic is sharing the two southbound lanes between
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granite creek road and summit road and that is causing a heck of a delay for those who have to get from one end of highway 17 to the other each and every day.sot robert cox/commutes hw 17 21-30sot wendy paredez/ commutes scotts valley to campbell sot 31-36 surprisingly, despite a nice sunny day, there was no work going on to reinforce the hillside sot ron puccinelli/commutes scotts valley to san jose 43-46 commuters couldn't understand whysotsot paul sauer / commutes scotts valley to south sf 53-57standp dan kerman/hw 17 58-108 highway 35 highway 35 in los gatos is closed indefinitely this
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morning. this after a landslide friday. you can see the land completely gave way in this video courtesy of our helicopter partners at a-b- c 7. caltrans needs a geologist to determine the best course of action. from simply filling in the dirt and paving it to building a bridge. the sheriffs department is in the area helping with traffic. in the east bay. crews continue to spend time filling in potholes in danville. dozens of potholes were filled across the city yesterday. crews this morning say they are working fast to try and beat the next storm coming in at the end of the week. and it wasn't just pot holes...
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here off of diablo road - landslides are forcing crews to take measures, including cleaning up and shoring up the road. in the east bay.... a gunman remains on the loose this morning after a deadly shooting. it happened last night, just before 8:00 on east 21st oakland. the victim died 20 minutes later. autorthies this morning do not have a descrption of the shooter or a motive. they are not relasing anymore information at this time. a family on the peninsula says they are out thousands of dollars. an adoption agency helping them search for a child, suddenly closed after filing bankruptcy. kron four's j-r stone talked to the couple who says they now have to start all over. sot i wish i had some piece of advice to give those out there who are considering adoption. we thought we did what we needed to do. we thought we did our research. we thought we chose the best one out there but low and behold.yes low and behold the adoption
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agency chosen by james raycraft and his husband mark went bankrupt. the same agency the couple had used to adopt their daughter malia closed shop overnight. heartbreaking to the small family and to four year old malia. sot are you excited to be a big sister.yea..did you want a baby brother or baby sister? a baby brotherthe agency that closed was called the independent adoption center, based out of concord. they were one of the biggest adoption agency's in the country. sot we looked at other agencies and they were licensed in most states so we thought we were going with a refutable agency.mark and james been together for 15 years and married since 2013. they love their daughter, who always seems to be up for a game of hopscotch, but have been a bit shaken by the closure of the independent adoption agency. they took a serious financial hit.sot we're probably about 25- thousand out. starting from scratch to be honest. we have to find another agency. start saving our money. we don't have the cash to start over immediately so that's a process for us.james and mark say they are trying not to get discouraged. it may take time but they do plan on growing their family and making malia a big sister.
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still ahead. i'll tell you why the grammys are on the rise... plus nick cannon is leaving a popular program. i have that and more next on the kron four morning news. and here's a
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four morning news. i'm tracking your entertainment headlines today... and sunday night was a big win for the recording academy. divas going head to head, and
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the promise of political protests helped the grammys grab more viewers. just over 26-million people watched the award show. that's higher ratings than the previous two years. organizers weren't expecting the rise in viewership because fewer people are watching live television. the host of "america's got talent" has a conflict with his bosses... and now nick cannon is leaving the show. yesterday the comedian announced he is leaving his position as a host after he was threatened with being fired. he says it's because of jokes made on his showtime comedy special at the expense of "america's got talent". cannon did not say which jokes were an issue. he has hosted "america's got talent" since 2009. and playboy is brining back nude photos. the magazine got rid of nudity a year ago... but just yesterday they said it was a mistake. cooper hefner... playboy's chief creative officer.. and son of founder hugh hefner... said the way the magazine portrayed nudity was dated. he says nudity isn't a
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problem and they will reclaim their image as a magazine. the company tweeted out the cover for the march/april issue along with the hashtag "naked is normal." still ahead on the kron four morning news. we continue to follow the oroville crisis.. we hear from evacuees and get a much closer look at what they are going through. plus... major concerns that were raised about the spillway from years ago. we take a look at what happened. anny...? i have your forecast after the break.
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we're coming up on 4-30... here are the big stories we're working on for you this morning... evacuations are still in place for nearly 200- thousand people near the oroville dam this morning. crews are trying to lower the
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water level and shore up the dam's emergency spillway before more rain returns later this week. we are continuing to follow this major story all morning long. we'll have more on this in just a few minutes. president trump's national security adviser michael flynn steps down after less than a month on the job. the retired general writing in his resignation letter that he inadvertently briefed the vice president with incomplete information regarding his phone calls with the russians. president trump has named lieutenant general joseph kellog as his interim national security advisor. cal trans says it has a plan to prevent flooding on highway 37. crews are planning a project that will raise the level of the roadway. this will hopefully prevent flooding from shutting down the roadway in the future. right now... all the entrances to the road off highway 101 have been closed and east bound traffic has to use atherton to detour around the flooded section. there is no word on when the highway might reopen.
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toss to weather or traffic .dry and mild conditions will persist into tuesday as high pressure remains aloft. increasing clouds and southerly winds can be expected on wednesday in advance of an approaching upper level system. this system will result in periods of moderate to locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds late
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wednesday into thursday morning. showers will linger into thursday night with another system set to arrive on friday with more wind and rain. subsequent storm systems are forecast to push across the region through the presidents day weekend and into early next week.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101
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mandatory evacutions remain in place for nearly 200- thousand people near the oroville dam this morning. it's a race against time to lower the water level and shore up the dam's emergency spillway.... this all before the rain returns later this week.
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governor brown is asking the federal government for assistance for the three counties affected by this emergency... about 190 thoudand people had to quickly leave their homes sunday night in butte, sutter and yuba counties. water is flowing from the main spillway, which is damaged but functioning. the concern remains 30 foot wall of water could come cascading down the dirt below if the emergency spillway gives way. a woman helping in at one of the woodland evacuation centers says it's been tough to see so many people in this position. ...really breaks
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and one of the largest evacuation centers is in chico... that's about 20-miles northwest of oroville. kron four's spencer blake talked to people there who are worried about what's next. the silver dollar fairgrounds are the temporary home for about 15 hundred evacuees monday night - about twice as many as slept here sunday."we have kids. i can't just go and put myself in harm's way with the children."the red cross closed the shelter in paradise and moved those three or four hundred evacuees to chico in the afternoon."we opened one wing of that last night, and we're filling the other wing and kind of the connecting piece."those who preferred a hotel bed over sleeping on a cot had to be either fast or lucky."i was calling everywhere. chico's all booked out. so finally i got a hold of somebody here in red bluff at this hotel."that hotel is another 45 minutes beyond even chico.but one 12-year-old is putting his boredom to good
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use."i've been helping people like with their dogs and stuff, taking them outside to get 'em, take them to go to the bathroom and taking them back up to their hotel."back in chico, the chico state men's soccer team stopped by to help kids with cabin fever burn some energy.this man brought his guitar - and his dog hank - just to cheer up evacuees in the best way he knows how.volunteers didn't forget about the pets, either. "she's a mixture of chihuahua. i adopted her about a month ago."huge bags of dog food were among the piles of donations, and one of the fair buildings is being used as a kennel.while the salvation army churns out breakfast, lunch, and dinner for hundreds of people, the red cross says there have been only minor logisitical hiccups."the resources are really snapping into place to really meet the needs."the red cross plans to keep the center running for as long as the county deems necessary.
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our coverage of this big story also continues online. we have a complete list of the evacuations centers on kron four dot com. harrowing stories from evacuees who aren't sure when they will be able to return to their homes. and how you can help... we have a link to the red cross. still ahead... the latest on the oroville dam crisis... a look at the major concerns that were raised about the spillway...years ago. and here's a live look outside... san
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francisco. áááábreakáááá the city of hayward has
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one of the strictest illegal dumping ordinances in the bay area.. it requires property owners to clean up any trash within 72 hours or face penalties. and it grants broad sweeping power to city workers. kron four's stanley roberts investigates. typically what they'll do is pull up with their pickup truck tie off to one of these posts with some string and just drive off they've got it set up where it takes them a second to unloadwilliam furr, runs a printing business in the hayward industrial park he is just one of many business owners that has to deal with stuff like this items illegally dumped all around the area and its everything from brake rotors to leather sofas on and keyboards . lots of keyboards also known as e-waste nats: ambiance according to some of the workers in the area the items
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basically appear overnight and it's been happening constantly ... and usually, if caught on camera the license plates are blurry this brings up the use of cameras. the city of hayward actually has cameras posted which one might think is a detterent . but take a look at this behind the camera, funiture on next to the train tracks .and just out of range of the camera, even more, furniture and something else ... this know as a spotter truck it's used to move big rig trailers around inside a truck yard .. it was abandoned a few hundred feet from the camera nats: ambianceback over at mr furrs office he has tried to figure out who is doing the dumping typically i try to go through the stuff to see if i can find and address or thing like that most of the time i can't find anything the things he found. anything from clothing furniture you name its been out here . whe even had people dumping bags of marijuana and before you run over looking for free weed its gone .nats: ambiance many businesses are put cameras and chain fences to deter the illegal dumping on their property because they have to foot the bill for the cleanup but all that does is nove the dumping onto city streets . then you have to pay for it wheather you want to or not.in hayward stanley roberts kron 4 news
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here is a live look at the golden gate bridge
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welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. here is a look at the major headlines before you head out the door this morning.... crews continue to spend time filling in potholes in the bay area. dozens of potholes were filled across danville yesterday. crews this morning say they are working fast to try and beat the next storm coming in at the end of
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the week. landslides are forcing crews to take measures, including cleaning up and shoring up the road. authorities are reviewing a 'domestic incident' that happened saturday morning in san francisco between aldon smith and an unidentified woman. this according to a t-m-z report. smith was not arrested and has not been charged. the 27-year-old was out for all of last season after violating the league's substance abuse policy. the nuggets dominated the warriors in denver, 132 to 110. they even tied an n-b-a record for most three-pointers in a game with 24 makes last night. klay thompson and shaun livingston did not play. the warriors host the sacramento kings at oracle tomorrow here is a live look outside from our golden gate bridge camera.... meteorologist anny hong has what you need to know before heading out the door
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this morning. .dry and mild conditions will persist into tuesday as high pressure remains aloft. increasing clouds and southerly winds can be expected on wednesday in advance of an approaching upper level system. this system will result in periods of moderate to locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds late wednesday into thursday morning. showers will linger into thursday night with another system set to arrive
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on friday with more wind and rain. subsequent storm systems are forecast to push across the region through the presidents day weekend and into early next week. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from
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880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101
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there have long been concerns that the emergency spillway at lake oroville could become a problem. the oroville dam was built back in the 1960's and more than a decade ago.... a motion was filed with the federal government requesting that those spillways get an upgrade. kron 4's charles clifford shows us why those changes did not happen. natsback in 2005, several groups, including the sierra club and the friends of the river, filed a motion with the federal energy regulatory commission, or ferc, requesting that the oroville dam emergency spillway be upgraded. the authors of the
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motion noted that the hillside just below the lip of the spillway is unprotected soil and that water released over the spillway could do significant damage there. they worried that "the amount of soil, rock, and debris that would fall into the feather river could be very large, depending on the depth of erosion. there could be damages to downstream structures." they also worried that if the spillway itself wasn't improved, managers might eventually lose control of it.despite these concerns, neither the ferc, the army corp of engineers or the california department of water resources made any of the suggested upgrades among other reasons for not making the changes, officials pointed to federal regulations which allow emergency spillways to be built to lower standards. the federal guidelines for dam safety states that "emergency spillways may be used to obtain a high degree of hydrologic safety with minimal additional cost. because of their infrequent use, it is acceptable for them to sustain significant damage when used and they may be designed with lower structural standards than those used for auxiliary spillways."in a press conference on monday,
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california department of water resources acting director bill croyle, who joined the department in 2007, said he was unaware of the concerns raised more than a decade ago. soti'm not aware of the findings or what that was based on so i can't respond to that. with the evacuations in place... there's not many people left in oroville. this has led to some people taking advantage of the situation. doug johnson has more from downtown oroville where police are on patrol. the evacuation orders for nearly 200,000 people over the threat of flooding will stay in place until further notice, and the sheriff of butte county has a message for those who might want to take advantage of the situation.
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that was doug johnson reporting. police are also dealing with the problem of those who have decided to stay in their homes and people who are getting too close to the river and the dam. still ahead. we continue our coverage of the oroville dam crisis. i'll get you up to speed what you need to know. need to know. áááábreakáááá [crying] ahhhhhhhhhh! the price you see is the price you pay, unlike cable.
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[crying] ahhhhhhhhhh! the price you see is the price you pay, unlike cable. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 we continue to follow the big news out of oroville where nearly 200-thousand people have been evacuated because of
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concerns over a damaged spillway at the oroville dam. this is a live look from the dam this morning. you can see the rushing water. coming up... major highway closures around the bay area. kron four's will tran is live in the south bay with what you need to know for your commute. and crews along another highway are preparing for more flooding with rain in the forecast. kron four's yoli aceves has the latest. and we will contininue to follow the latest from oroville and the different evacuation centers. i'll have the details after the break.
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this morning on the kron
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4 morning news... evacuations still in place in oroville. i will show you the overnight progress workers have made repairing the spillway that is threatening thousands of homes. and crews in the south bay working to repair a mudslide before the next round of rain. rain on the way. i will have your forecast coming up. time check .dry and mild conditions will persist into tuesday as high
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pressure remains aloft. increasing clouds and southerly winds can be expected on wednesday in advance of an approaching upper level system. this system will result in periods of moderate to locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds late wednesday into thursday morning. showers will linger into thursday night with another system set to arrive on friday with rain. subsequent are forecast to push across through the presidents day weekend and week.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 evacuations are still in place for nearly 200-thousand people near the oroville dam this morning. crews are trying to lower the water level and shore up the dam's emergency spillway before more rain returns later this week. james fletcher is here with an update. and the clear weather yesterday allowed water officials to get a better idea of the extent of damage to the dam's spillways. the oroville dam overlook has been turned into a make shift rock quarry... big rigs are hauling in
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stones and boulders to the area to repair the emergency spillway. officials also have a pair of helicopters .... and dozens of bags filled with crushed rocks which will help fill in the eroded hillside. meanwhile, crews are trying to release as much water as they can from the dam.. before the next storm. so far, the water level has decreased more than six- feet since sunday night. water resource officials say their goal is 50 feet before the next round of rain arrives on thursday. now... governor brown is asking the federal government for assistance for the three counties affected by the evacuations about 190 thousdand people had to leave their homes sunday night in butte, sutter and yuba counties. water is flowing from the main spillway, which has a massive hole in it but it is still functioning. and the best news this morning is the lake's water level is
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going down as the emergency spillway is being repaired. but there is still concern that the emergency spillway could collapse and send a wall of water flooding down the to the towns below. . governor brown also says he has spoken with a trump adminstrastion official about receiving help from the federal government. and the families at the yolo county fairgrounds evacuation center are getting more help. last night an
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18 wheeler came to drop off food for the hundreds of people staying at this evacuation center. family pets are being taken care of at the shelter, and seniors in need of care have been placed in a separate area. and at the evacuation center, hundreds of children are embracing the experience. food, games. and many of the people at the evacuation center have not been able to return to work because the businesses are closed in their hometowns. and that is causing concern for a number of people who tell kron 4 that no work means no pay. and nearly 600 inmates have been evacuated from oroville and taken to alameda county this morning. it is the first time there has been an evacuation order at the butte county jail. the
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evacuation includes all levels of offenders. the inmates will stay at the santa rita jail as long as necessary. alameda officials say there is plenty of room at the jail which can house 5-thousand inmates per day. our coverage of the oroville dam crisis continues all morning long on air and online. at kron-4- dot-com...we have a complete list of the evacuations centers. we also have stories from evacuees who aren't sure when they will be able to return to their homes. and we have a link to the red cross if you would like to help the people forced from their homes. you can find it all at kron 4 dot com. breaking overnight... a pedestrian is dead this morning after being hit by car on interstate 5-80 in dublin. it happened just after 1:00 this morning on the westbound north-side onramp from hacienda drive. the driver of the car reported the collision to police and is suffering from minor injuries. happening now... crews in the south bay are
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rushing to try and clear a mudslide on highway 17 before the next round of rain arrives later this week. kron 4's will tran is live on highway 17 this morning with a look at the cleanup efforts and when that road might reopen. will. the northbound lanes are still closed after last weeks landslide. two way traffic is sharing the two southbound lanes between granite creek road and summit road. it is causing a major traffic delay for commuters getting from one end of highway 17 to the other. people were surprised to see that no work was going on yesterday to clear the landslide. thanks will. we will check back with you through out the morning.
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and another road that has been a trouble spot all winter long is highway 37 at atherton avenue. that section of the highway has been closed several times this winter because of flooding and it is still closed this morning. kron 4's yoli aceves is live along hihgway 37 this morning with a look at what crews are planning to do to prevent this flooding in the future.
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yoli cal trans says it has a plan to prevent flooding on highway 37. the highway has been closed near atherton avenue because of flooding from last week's storms. but now crews are planning a project that will raise the level of the roadway. this will hopefully prevent flooding from shutting down the roadway in the future. right now... all the entrances to the road off highway 101 have been closed and east bound traffic has to use atherton to detour around the flooded section. caltrans is running pumps in an attempt to divert the water off the busy route but they are struggling to get rid of all the water. there is no word on when the highway might reopen. thanks yoli. we will check back with you through out the morning.
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highway 35 in los gatos is closed this morning. this after a landslide friday. you can see the land completely gave way in this video courtesy of our helicopter partners at a-b-c 7.
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caltrans needs a geologist to determine the best course of action. crews are considering simply filling in the dirt and paving or possibly building a bridge. the sheriffs department is in the area helping with traffic. still ahead this morning... a 17 year old is killed in the east bay and police release new informaton about the killers and their getaway car. we'll show you who police are looking for. and later...bay area families are out thousands of dollars after an adoption agency goes bankrupt. see what one family is doing after getting the news that their adoption won't be going through. and next...breaking news from overnight. president trump's national security advisor resigns amid controversy over russia. that story after this quick break. and i will check your bay area forecast coming up and i an tracking you commute after the break. . . no major hot spots. bay bridge
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.dry and mild conditions will persist into tuesday as high pressure remains aloft. increasing clouds and southerly winds can be expected on wednesday in advance of an approaching upper level system. this system will result in periods of moderate to locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds late wednesday into thursday morning. showers will linger into thursday night with another system set to arrive on friday with more wind and rain. subsequent storm systems are forecast to push across the region through the presidents day weekend and into early next week.
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a major shake-up at the white house this morning. president trump's national security adviser michael flynn -- stepping down after less than a month on the job. the retired general turning in his resignation letter that he inadvertently briefed the vice president with incomplete information regarding his phone calls with the russians. flynn is referencing a call with russia's ambassador to the u-s -- before donald trump was sworn into office. speaking with vice president mike pence after the call -- flynn initially denied talking about sanctions against russia with the ambassador. question's about flynn's status began swirling last week -- after reports that sanctions were discussed on that call. flynn's resignation comes after reports that the justice department warned the white house last month about his mischaracterization of the
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call. and that flynn was possibly vulnerable to blackmail by the russians. president trump has named lieutenant general joseph kellog as his interim national security advisor. police in hayward released new sketches of two men wanted for shooting and killing a 17-year-old boy last august. police describe one of the men as in his early 20's, around five foot ten with a heavy build. the other is described in his early 20's , standing around five foot four. police have also released a picture of an early 2000's white isuzu axiom suv. police say this was used as the get-away car after the shooting. an adoption agency suddenly closes after filing for bankruptcy... and this morning a family on the peninsula says they are out thousands of dollars. the independent adoption center in concord is part of one of the biggest adoption agencies in the country. they went bankrupt at the end of january... and offices all over the country closed. james raycraft and his husband mark are just one of the more
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than one-thousand families affected by the closure. they were in the middle of the process of finding their second child to adopt when the concord agency closed. they say they took a huge financial hit because of it. us. the couple adopted their 4-year-old daughter from the same agency. they say it may take time to save enough money again so they can adopt...but they still plan on growing their family. coming up...crews are working around the clock to fix the oroville dam spillway before another round of storms this week. we'll show you where the threat stands this morning. and later...flu cases are up across the country and doctors are saying it could get worse. the latest warning from doctors is ahead. and next... raiders defensive star aldon
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smith appears may be facing more legal trouble. what we are learning about an incident over the weekend in san francisco. and here's a live look outside... bay bridge.
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 raiders defensive star aldon smith may have run into a road block in his attempt to return to the n-f-l. according to a t-m-z report police are reviewing a domestic incident that happened saturday morning in san francisco between smith and an unidentified woman. the specifics of what exactly happened are not being released. but smith was not arrested and has not been charged. smith was out for all of last season after violating the league's substance abuse policy. now to bay area basketball.... the warriors in denver without klay thompson and shaun livingston to take on the nuggets. thompson was
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dealing with a sore right heel and livingston went home for the birth of his daughter. and those two guys were missed... the nuggets dominated all night. they even tied an n-b-a record for most three-pointers in a game with 24. kevin durant had 25 points and rookie patrick mccaw had a career high 19... but it wasn't nearly enough. nuggets win big by a final of 132 to 110. the warriors host the sacramento kings at oracle tomorrow night. it will be their final game before the all-star break. coming up on the kron 4 morning news... crews working to fix the orville dam spillway before the next round of storms. the progress crews have made crews are trying to mudslide before the next round of rain.the santa cruz mountains with the
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details. and taking a look at the current temperatures before you head out the door. anny hong will be back with a look at your forecast break.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 toll to 101min from the less than 20 bridge drive richmond toll plaza. from 37 to the than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge
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our top story this morning... mandatory evacutions remain in place for nearly 200-thousand people near the oroville dam. crews are racing to lower the water level at the lake and shore up the dam's emergency spillway before more rain arrives later this week. james fletcher is here now with the latest on the repair efforts this morning. james. helicopters are carrying
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in bags of dirt to help strengthen the dam's emergency spillway which has been compromised by recent erosion. crews are also using the main spillway to try and lower the level of the lake to make it easier to repair the emergency spillway but the main spillway was damaged during the storms last week. a massive hole opened up in the spillway last tuesday so crews will also have to repair that hole. right now they are hoping to let out enough water to lower the lake about 50 feet before the next round of rain arrives on thursday.
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one of the largest evacuation centers is in chico... which is about 20- miles from oroville. about 15-hundred evacuees spent the night at the silver
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dollar fairgrounds last night. the chico state men's soccer team stopped by to help kids who are staying there burn some energy. and people have been donating plenty of food for the animals who have also been evacuated. right now, one of the fair buildings is being used as a kennel. the red cross says they will keep the center running for as long as the county deems necessary. happening now... crews in the south bay are rushing to try and clear a mudslide on highway 17 before the next round of rain arrives later this week. kron 4's will tran is live on highway 17 this morning with a look at the cleanup efforts and when that road might reopen. will. the northbound lanes are still closed after last weeks landslide. two way traffic is sharing the two southbound lanes between granite creek road and summit road. it is causing a major traffic delay for commuters getting from one end of highway 17 to the other. people were surprised to see that no work
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was going on yesterday to clear the landslide. thanks will. we will check back with you through out the morning. coming up ... police looking for the driver who hit a 70-year-old woman in the bay area. the new pictures of the car police are looking for this morning. and later...
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crews still working to repair damaged roads before the next round of storms. we will show you the progress crews are making on repairing potholes. and after the break... we're not out of the woods yet when it comes to flu season. what doctors are saying about flu shots and why they can still save lives. and here's a it's okay to cry, right?
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bridge. áááábreakáááá no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101
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4 your health... the peak of flu season may be almost over... but doctors are still urging people to get vaccinated. the center for disease control and prevention says, more than 14-thousand cases of influenza have been reported across the country. nearly every state in the country is experiencing elevated levels of flu and flu-like illnesses. seven kids have died from the flu in just the last week. influenza is a highly contagious viral infection... and is more severe than the common cold. symptoms include a fever or chills, headache and muscle soreness. here's what we are working on for the kron four morning news at six... breaking this morning....presi dent trump's national security advisor resigns over his dealings with russia. we'll have the latest from washington. and we'll continue to follow the looming
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danger in oroville as crews rush to make dam repairs before the next storm. see what engineers are doing this morning as they race against the clock. and we are just hours away from another storm hitting the bay area. anny will have your valentine's day forecast and when the rain is returning.
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we're coming up on 5:45... here's a quick look at the top stories we're following this morning... evacuations are still in place for nearly 200-thousand people
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near the oroville dam this morning. crews are trying to lower the water level and shore up the dam's emergency spillway before more rain returns later this week. but there is still concern that the emergency spillway could collapse and send a wall of water flooding down the to the towns below. cal trans says it has a plan to prevent flooding on highway 37. the highway has been closed near atherton avenue because of flooding from last week's storms. but now crews are planning a project that will raise the level of the roadway. right now... all the entrances to the road off highway 101 have been closed and east bound traffic has to use atherton to detour around the flooded caltrans also is working to clear a landslide that shutdown parts of highway 17 in the santa cruz mountains. the northbound lanes are still closed after last weeks landslide. two way traffic is sharing the two southbound lanes between granite creek road and summit road. it is causing a major traffic delay for commuters getting from one end of highway 17 to
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the other. toss trx. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101
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police in south san francisco are looking for this car after they say it hit a 70-year-old woman over the weekend and then took off. that woman is still in critical condition this morning. it happened around 1:00 sunday after noon on memorial drive. police say the car was last seen turning into the mayfair village neighborhood and may have damage to the front end. they are hoping somebody will recognize the car and come forward. in the east bay - crews are working to fill potholes in danville. we're told dozens of potholes were filled
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today across the city. large stretches of some roads started to cave in after water seeped under the area near a "park-and-ride" during the heavy rain last week. and it wasn't just pot holes that wasn't just pot and it and it wasn't just pot holes that crews are trying to get fixed before the next round of rain... here off of diablo road - crews are working to cleanup landslides and repair roads so the next storms don't make things worse. and soquel- san jose road is now closed indefinitely ... between amaya ridge and olsen road. crews say the road there is starting to sink. county officials say, there are no detours available around the area. drivers are being advised to use state highways 17, 92 or 129.
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happening now.... a flash flood warning is in effect for tyler island in sacramento county because of a crumbling levee. county officials issued a voluntary evacuation for people in the area.. part of the levee gave way yesterday morning. that levee protects homes in tyler island and walnut grove. levee.' while families moved away from the potential breach, crews worked yesterday to stabilize the levee. civil engineers are still investigating what caused the damage to the levee, but they do know the recent storms haven't helped. several cars caught fire in the main parking structure at disneyland, and about a half-dozen people had to be treated for smoke inhalation. anaheim police say that the fires broke out at the mickey & friends parking structure. the fires were put out quickly but crews were on
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scene throughout the night to clean up the mess. this is new video from inside the parking garage. you can see smoke filling the back of the garage. no word on what sparked the fires. the son of convicted child molester and former penn state football coach jerry sandusky has been arrested on child sexual abuse charges. jeffrey sandusky was arrested in pennsylvania. the 41-years old faces 14 counts including sexual assault of a child. his father... former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky, was found guilty in 20-12 of 45 charges related to child sexual abuse. he was sentenced to 30- years in prison. coming up on the kron four morning news at six. a quick-thinking woman fights off a thief with the only thing she had in her hands. hear about the unusal way she fought off her attcker. that's coming up at six. and after the break... don't forget today is valentine's day. up next,
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reminder, today is valentine's day - and it's going to be expensive. the national retail federation says americans will spend more than 18 billion dollars total on this valentine's day. on average, couples are expected to spend about 85 dollars on their special someone. retailers will be feeling the love this valentine's day. jewelry sales will total about 4 billion dollars.
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this year, we will spend about 2 billion dollars on flowers and more than a billion dollars on candy. coming up in the next hour on the kron 4 morning news... we are continuing to follow the damage at the emergency spillway in oroville. james fletcher is here with a look a the progress crews have made over night. plus... crews in the bay area trying to cleanup mudlsides and flooding before the next round of rain gets here. we have team coverage of the road closures you need to now about this morning. and we are watching the weather with another round of rain heading to the bay area.
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this morning on the kron 4 morning news... evacuations still in place in oroville. i will show you the overnight progress workers have made repairing the spillway that is threatening thousands of homes. and crews in the south bay working to repair a mudslide before the next round of rain. rain on the way. i will have your forecast coming up.
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time check .dry and mild conditions will persist into tuesday as high pressure remains aloft. increasing clouds and southerly winds can be expected on wednesday in advance of an approaching upper level system. this system will result in periods of moderate to locally heavy
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rainfall and gusty winds late wednesday into thursday morning. showers will linger into thursday night with another system set to arrive on friday with more wind and rain. subsequent storm systems are forecast to push across the region through the presidents day weekend and into early next week. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less
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than 20 min from the toll to 101 evacuations are still in place for nearly 200-thousand people near the oroville dam this morning. crews are trying to lower the water level and shore up the dam's emergency spillway before more rain returns later this week. james fletcher is here with an update. and the clear weather yesterday
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allowed water officials to get a better idea of the extent of damage to the dam's spillways. want to first take a live look from the dam this morning.... the oroville dam overlook has been turned into a make shift rock quarry... big rigs are hauling in stones and boulders to the area to repair the emergency spillway. officials also have a pair of helicopters .... and dozens of bags filled with material which can help shore up the
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damaged spillway. meanwhile, crews are trying to release as much water as they can from the dam.. before the next storm. so far, the water level has decreased more than six- feet since sunday night. water resource officials say their goal is 50 feet before the next round of rain arrives on thursday. now... governor brown is asking the federal government for assistance for the three counties affected by the evacuations about 190 thousdand people had to leave their homes sunday night in butte, sutter and yuba counties. water is flowing from the main spillway, which has a massive hole in it but it is still functioning. and the best news this morning is the lake's water level is going down as the emergency spillway is being repaired. but there is still concern
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that the emergency spillway could collapse and send a wall of water flooding down the to the towns below. here's governor brown talking about the situation. . . governor brown also says he has spoken with a trump adminstrastion official about receiving help from the federal and the families at the yolo county fairgrounds evacuation center are getting more help. last night an 18 wheeler came to drop off food for the hundreds of people staying at this evacuation center. family pets are being taken care of at the shelter, and seniors in
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need of care have been placed in a separate area. and at the evacuation center, hundreds of children are embracing the experience. food, games. and many of the people at the evacuation center have not been able to return to work because the businesses are closed in their hometowns. and that is causing concern for a number of people who tell kron 4 that no work means no pay. and nearly 600 inmates have been evacuated from oroville and taken to alameda county this morning. it is the first time there has been an evacuation order at the butte county jail. the evacuation includes all levels of offenders. the inmates will stay at the santa rita jail as long as necessary. alameda officials say there
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is plenty of room at the jail which can house 5-thousand inmates per day. our coverage of the oroville dam crisis continues all morning long on air and online. at kron-4- dot-com...we have a complete list of the evacuations centers. we also have stories from evacuees who aren't sure when they will be able to return to their homes. and we have a link to the red cross if you would like to help the people forced from their homes. you can find it all at kron 4 dot com. breaking overnight... a pedestrian is dead this morning after being hit by car on an onramp to interstate 5-80 in dublin. it happened just before 1:15 this morning on the westbound onramp from hacienda drive. the driver of a chevy impala reported hitting the pedestrian... who died at the scene. the driver also suffered minor injuries. happening now... crews in the south bay are rushing to try and clear a mudslide on highway 17 before the next round of rain arrives later this week. kron 4's will tran is live on highway
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17 this morning with a look at the cleanup efforts and when that road might reopen. will. the northbound lanes are still closed after last weeks landslide. two way traffic is sharing the two southbound lanes between granite creek road and summit road. it is causing a major traffic delay for commuters getting from one end of highway 17 to the other. people were surprised to see that no work was going on yesterday to clear the landslide.
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thanks will. we will check back with you through out the morning.
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and another road that has been a trouble spot all winter long is highway 37 at atherton avenue. that section of the highway has been closed several times this winter because of flooding and it is still closed this morning. kron 4's yoli aceves is live along hihgway 37 this morning with a look at what crews are planning to do to prevent this flooding in the future. yoli cal trans says it has a plan to prevent flooding on highway 37. the highway has been closed near atherton avenue
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because of flooding from last week's storms. but now crews are planning a project that will raise the level of the roadway. this will hopefully prevent flooding from shutting down the roadway in the future. right now... all the entrances to the road off highway 101 have been closed and east bound traffic has to use atherton to detour around the flooded section. caltrans is running pumps in an attempt to divert the water off the busy route but they are struggling to get rid of all the water. there is no word on when the highway might reopen.
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thanks yoli. we will check back with you through out the morning.
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highway 35 in los gatos is closed this morning. this after a landslide friday. take a look at this new video from caltrans. you can see the land completely gave way. caltrans needs a geologist to determine the best course of action. crews are considering simply filling in the dirt and paving or possibly building a bridge. the sheriffs department is in the area helping with traffic. and make sure you donwload the kron four mobile app to stay up to date on the road closures. as more rain is set to hit the bay area... we will send out push alerts to help you get around. it's free for apple and android. coming up on the kron4 morning news. police in the east bay are looking for a killer in a late-night shooting. we'll tell you where it happened and what police are saying about the murder this morning. and police are looking for these two thieves after they target a palo alto woman. but it's what she did to fight them off that is a bit unusual. her story coming
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up. tracking your morning commute. . no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond less than 20 min áááááábreakáááá
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.dry and mild conditions will persist into tuesday as high pressure remains aloft. increasing clouds and southerly winds can be expected on wednesday in advance of an approaching upper level system. this system will result in periods of moderate to locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds late wednesday into thursday morning. showers will linger into thursday night with another system set to arrive on friday with more wind and rain. subsequent storm systems are forecast to push across the region through the presidents day weekend and
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into early next week. a major shake-up at the
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white house this morning. president trump's national security adviser michael flynn -- stepping down after less than a month on the job. the retired general writing in his resignation letter that he inadvertently briefed the vice president with incomplete information regarding his phone calls with the russians. flynn is referencing a call with russia's ambassador to the u-s -- before donald trump was sworn into office. speaking with vice president mike pence after the call -- flynn initially denied talking about sanctions against russia with the ambassador... sanctions that were just imposed by the obama administration flynn's resignation comes after reports that the justice department warned the white house last month about his mischaracterization of the call. and that flynn was possibly vulnerable to blackmail by the russians. president trump has named lieutenant general joseph kellog as his interim national security advisor. happening now... a gunman is on the loose after shooting and killing a person in the east bay. it happened last
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night, just before 8:00 on east 21st in oakland. the victim died a short time later. this morning police do not have a description of the shooter or a motive. the victim's name has not been released. we have called oakland poice for an let you know back. in the east bay. police are looking for the gunman who shot and killed a man driving in a car with his family. it happened just before 10:00 sunday night on marina boulevard and verna court in san leandro. police believe it was a case of a road rage but have not said what may have sparked the road rage. after the shooting, the victim's wife drove to a nearby hospital where she was found screaming for help. there is no description of the shooter this morning. new this morning.... a woman avoided a robbery by throwing a hot cup of coffee in the face of a would-be purse snatcher. it happened over the weekend at the stanford shopping center in palo alto. these are police sketches of the two men police are now looking for. the woman was walking in the parking lot when two men road up to her on a bicycle and tried to pull off her purse.
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that's when she threw the cup of coffee at the man's face. the man then punched her in the face, and then hopped back onto the rear of the bicycle. the woman did not need to go to the hospital. police say this is not connected to two other robberies that happened at the stanford shopping center last month. covering california... a teacher at an elementary school in los angeles county died after contracting meningitis. ramona gedney died in south gate last monday. parents protested outside the school yesterday morning demanding information and action from the school district. the school held an emergency meeting last friday, but it was only for parents with students in gedney's class. student's in her class were given preventative antibotics, but some parents say the medication should be available for every parent and child. meningitis is meningitis is spread
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through direct contact with a person's saliva, usually by coughing or kissing. coming up... a 70-year-old woman is in critical condition after a hit and run in the bay area. we'll show you the new pictures of the car police are now looking for. plus.... an adoption agency is forced to close its doors after filing for bankruptcy. hear what one family is doing after learning that their adoption won't be going through.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 an adoption agency suddenly closes after filing for bankruptcy... and this morning a family on the peninsula says they are out thousands of dollars. the independent adoption center in concord is part of one of the biggest adoption agencies in the country. they went bankrupt at the end of january... and offices all over the country closed. james raycraft and his husband
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mark are just one of the more than one-thousand families affected by the closure. they were in the middle of the process of finding their second child to adopt when the concord agency closed. they say they took a huge financial hit because of it. us. the couple adopted their 4-year-old daughter from the same agency. they say it may take time to save enough money again so they can adopt...but they still plan on growing their family. crews are trying to clean up a mudslide before the next round of rain. i am live in the santa cruz mountains with the details. plus... crews working to fix the
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orville dam spillway before the next round of storms. the progress crews have made and... rain on the way in the bay area... i'll have your full forecast after the break. . in our suvs, you feel every mountain we've ever conquered. in our sports cars, you feel every podium we've ever climbed. and now, they've come together to create something you've never felt before. introducing the glc coupe. part suv. part sports car. all mercedes-benz. opening bell.
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.dry and mild conditions will persist into tuesday as high pressure remains aloft. increasing clouds and southerly winds can be expected on wednesday in advance of an approaching upper level system. this system will result in periods of moderate to locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds late into thursday showers will linger into with another arrive on friday with rain. subsequent are forecast to push across through the presidents day weekend and week. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo
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bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 our top story this morning... mandatory evacutions remain in place for nearly 200-thousand people near the oroville dam. crews are racing to lower the water level at the lake and shore up the dam's emergency spillway before more rain arrives later this week. james fletcher is james james fletcher is here
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now with the latest on the repair efforts this morning. james. want to first take a live look from the dam this morning.... helicopters are carrying in bags of dirt
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to help strengthen the dam's emergency spillway which has been compromised by recent erosion. crews are also using the main spillway to try and lower the level of the lake to make it easier to repair the emergency spillway but the main spillway was damaged during the storms last week. week.storms last during the damaged spillway was the main spillway but emergency repair the easier to lake to make it level of the lower the main spillway also using the crews are erosion.by recent compromised has been spillway which has been compromised by recent erosion. crews are also using the main spillway to try and lower the level of the lake to make it easier to repair the emergency spillway but the main spillway was damaged during the storms last week. a massive hole opened up in the spillway last tuesday so crews are also trying to repair that hole. right now they are hoping to
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let out enough lower the lake about 50 feet before the next round of rain arrives on thursday.
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one of the largest evacuation centers is in chico... which is about 20- miles from oroville. about 15-hundred evacuees spent the night at the silver dollar fairgrounds last night. the chico state men's soccer team stopped by to help kids who are staying there burn some energy. and people have been donating plenty of food for the animals who have also been evacuated. right now, one of the fair buildings is being used as a kennel. the red cross says they will keep the center running for as long as the county deems necessary. this is not the first time engineers have raised concerns with the structure of the oroville dam. in fact, they say there have been red flags for more than a decade. the oroville dam was built back in the 1960's. in 2005, several environmental groups filed a request for the spillway to get an upgrade. they said the hillside is on unprotected soil...and that water released over the spillway could do significant damage.
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despite their concern, federal officials did not make any of the suggested upgrades. they said they were confident the hillside was stable. in a news conference yesterday, bill croyle, the head of the department of water resources refused to comment on the 2005 concerns. our coverage of the oroville dam crisis continues all morning long on air and online. at kron-4- dot-com...we have a complete list of the evacuations centers. we also have stories from evacuees who aren't sure when they will be able to return to their homes. and we have a link to the red cross if you would like to help the people forced from their homes. you can find it all at kron 4 dot com. happening now... crews in the south bay are rushing to try and clear a mudslide on highway 17 before the next round of rain arrives later this week. kron 4's will tran is live on highway 17 this morning with a look at the cleanup efforts and when that road might reopen. will. the northbound lanes are still closed after last weeks landslide. two way traffic is sharing the two southbound
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lanes between granite creek road and summit road. it is causing a major traffic delay for commuters getting from one end of highway 17 to the other. people were surprised to see that no work was going on yesterday to clear the landslide. thanks will. we will check back through out the morning. police in south san francisco are looking for this car after they say it hit a
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70-year-old woman over the weekend. that woman is still in critical condition this morning. it happened around 1:00 sunday after noon on memorial drive. police say the car was last seen turning into the mayfair village neighborhood and may have damage to the front end. they are hoping somebody will recognize the car and come forward. coming up... crews are working to repair damaged roads before the next round of storms. we will show you the work being done in the bay area. plus... a 17-year-old boy is shot and killed in the east bay. we'll show you the new sketches of the two men wanted for
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police in hayward released new sketches of two men wanted for shooting and killing a 17-year-old boy last august. police describe one of the men as in his early 20's, around five foot ten with a heavy build. the other is described in his early 20's , standing around five foot four. police have also released a picture of an early 2000's white isuzu axiom suv. police say this was used as the get-away car after the shooting. coming up... flu cases are up across the country and doctors are saying it could get worse. hear the latest warning from doctors tracking the rain expected to soon hit the bay area... i'll have your
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forecast after the break.. ad lib weather tease
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we're coming up on 5:45... here's a quick look at the top stories we're following this morning... evacuations are still in place for nearly 200-thousand people near the oroville dam this morning. crews are trying to lower the water level and shore up the dam's emergency spillway before more rain returns later this week. but there is still concern that the emergency spillway could collapse and send a wall of water flooding down the to the towns below. cal trans says it has a plan to prevent flooding on highway 37. the highway has been closed near atherton avenue because of flooding from last week's storms. but now crews are planning a project that will raise the level of the roadway. right now... all the entrances to the road off highway 101 have been closed and east bound traffic has to use atherton to detour around the flooded section. caltrans also is working to clear a landslide that shutdown parts of highway 17 in the santa cruz mountains.
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the northbound lanes are still closed after last weeks landslide. two way traffic is sharing the two southbound lanes between granite creek road and summit road. it is causing a major traffic delay for commuters getting from one end of highway 17 to the other.
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.dry and mild conditions will persist into tuesday as high pressure remains aloft. increasing clouds and southerly winds can be expected on wednesday in advance of an approaching upper level system. this system will result in periods of moderate to locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds late wednesday into thursday morning. showers will linger into thursday night with
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another system set to arrive on friday with more wind and rain. subsequent storm systems are forecast to push across the region through the presidents day weekend and into early next week.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less
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than 20 min from the toll to 101 in the east bay - crews are working to fill potholes in danville. we're told dozens of potholes were filled today across the city. large stretches of some roads started to cave in after water seeped under the area near a "park-and-ride" during the heavy rain last and it wasn't just pot and it and it wasn't just pot holes that crews are trying to get fixed before the next round of rain... here off of diablo road - crews are working to cleanup landslides and repair roads so the next storms don't make things worse.
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and soquel- san jose road is now closed indefinitely ... between amaya ridge and olsen road. crews say the road there is starting to sink. county officials say, there are no detours available around the area. drivers are being advised to use state highways 17, 92 or 129. 4 your health... the peak of flu season may be almost over... but health officials are still urging people to get vaccinated. the center for disease control and prevention says, more than 14-thousand cases of influenza have been reported across the country. nearly every state in the country is experiencing elevated levels of flu and flu-like illnesses. seven kids have died from the flu in just the last week. influenza is a highly contagious viral infection... and is more severe than the common cold. symptoms include a fever or chills, headache and muscle soreness. we have new video showing the moment a construction crane crane collapsed. this happened yesterday in israel. four people were
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injured including a nine-year-old girl. they are all expected to be okay. the ministry of labor is investigating whether the crane was being operated without the proper permits. coming up... hundreds of people who drive ford explorers say their cars are making them sick. we'll explain the problem ahead in the kron four news at seven. plus.... parts of northeast are being hit with about 17 inches of snow... after the break we'll show you an adorable video of a dog enjoying the fresh powder. we'll be back as the kron 4 morning news continues... and here's a live look
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this is in maine.... as soon as the door opens...he runs out and disappears in about 17 inches of snow. you can see him trying to run in the huge pile of snow and sticking his head out. the dog's owner posted this video on instagram with the caption: "making the most of this snowy, blowy, blizzardy, cold crazy day!" and ahead in gary's world... what happened to the warriors last night? and why are they ruining basketball, but the uconn women are making it great. a sports super star and a super model are about to make a perfect baby... and yay naked pictures are back in playboy. plus... we'll continue to follow the looming danger in oroville as crews rush to make dam repairs before the next storm. see what engineers are doing this morning as they race against the clock. plus... rain on the way in the bay area... anny hong has the timing of it in just over a minute....
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