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rain on the way. i will have your forecast
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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 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 presidents day into early next 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
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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
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yesterday 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 damaged spillway. meanwhile, crews are trying to release as much
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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 that the emergency spillway could collapse and send a wall
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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 government. and the families at the yolo county
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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 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
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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 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. 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. the northbound lanes are
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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
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out the morning. 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
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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 thanks yoli. thanks yoli. we will with you through out the morning. highway 35 in los gatos is closed this morning. this after a landslide friday.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from
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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 tracking your morning forecast...
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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. james fletcher is here with an update. and the clear weather yesterday allowed water
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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 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
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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.
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but there is still concern that the emergency spillway could collapse and send a wall of water flooding down the to the towns below. . . our coverage of the oroville dam crisis continues
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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 international news this morning... police in malaysia are investigating the murder of the north korean leader's half brother. we have just learned that kim jong un's half brother died after being attacked at the airport in kuala lumpur. he died on his way to the hospital. investigators say kim jong nam was sprayed with a liquid in the shopping concourse of the airport. south korean media is reporting that nam was assassinated by two women the two half brothers had never even met because of the ancient practice of raising potential successors separately.
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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 was going on yesterday to clear the landslide.
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thanks will. we will check back with you morning. 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 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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still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... president trump's national security advisor resigns amid controversy over russia. see what the president is tweeting about his resignation this morning. and... 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. we have her story coming
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up after the 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 a woman avoided a robbery by throwing a hot cup of coffee in the face of a would-be purse snatcher.
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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. 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. ad lib weather tease.
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union city sb 880 at alverado nile crash blocking. slow from 238 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
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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 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.
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and earlier this morning, president trump tweeted his reaction to flynn's resignation.he wrote: "the real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of washington? will these leaks be happening as i deal on north korea?" happening now...a gunman is on the loose after shooting and killing a person in the east bay. it happened last 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 update...we'll when we hear new this morning ... more homeowners are filing lawsuits against the developer of san francisco's millennium tower. that is the luxary high rise that has sunk about 16 inches and is tilted about two inches. the lawsuit claims that the developer, millennium partners, was warned about this problem in 2005. it also accuses the developer of witholding
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information about the extent of the building's settlement from homebuyers. millennium partners responded by saying that the allegations have no merit. the group is blaming the settlement on excessive groundwater pumping at the neighboring transbay transit center site. still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... police looking for the car that hit a 70-year old woman leaving her in critical condition. we will take a closer look at the car police are looking for. and... back pain is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits... but this morning health experts say you should deal with the pain before being treated. we'll explain after the and here's a live look outside... bay bridge.
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and add phone and tv for only $34.90 more a month. call today. comcast business. built for business. 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 there are new guidelines
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warning people not to take painkillers to treat back pain. that's according to the american college of physicians. doctors say patients with back pain should try natural therapies for up to 12-weeks. that includes massages, acupuncture, and yoga. the new guidelines say you should take pain killers only if it becomes chronic and lasts longer than three months. and at that point, doctors say you should only take ibuprofen or an anti-inflammatory drug. the guidelines were released in an effort to reduce painkiller addiction. the price for an injectable drug used for opioid overdoses has jumped more than 600-percent. this is created a lot of outrage from first responders and u-s senators. "evzio" injects the f-d-a approved drug naloxone... and it saves the lives of people who have overdosed. over the past three years... the prices has
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jumped from 690-dollars to 45-hundred dollars. this comes as there has been a huge rise in the number of prescription painkiller deaths across the u-s. 31 u-s senators have sent a letter to the maker of the drug to complain. they say the steep rise in cost threatens families and communities. crews working to fix the orville dam spillway before the next round of storms. the progress crews have made overnight.pl and... we are getting ready for the next round of storms. anny hong will have an update on the timing of the rain coming up after the break.
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áááábreakáááá toss wx or traffic. 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
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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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.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. our top story this morning...mandatory evacutions
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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. want to first take a live look from the dam this morning .... helicopters are carrying in bags of dirt to help strengthen the dam's emergency
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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 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 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. there have long been concerns that the spillways at lake oroville could become a
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problem. the oroville damn 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. ñnatsback 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 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.
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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, 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.
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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. still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... .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 after the break... a 17 year old is killed in the east bay and police release new information about the killers and their getaway car. we'll show you who police are looking and here's a live look outside...richmond san rafael bridge.
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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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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. ad lib weather tease
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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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.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
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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 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. ñ 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
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adoption 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 brother the 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
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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. take a look at this... this is video of caltrans crews cleaning up mudslides. caltrans tweeted the video on highway 50 in el dorado county. you can see a crane trying to clean up the area. caltrans says it takes time to remove hazards from roadways. crews tell us that their planned efforts have had big results. the slide is just one of many that has happened since heavy storms have hit the state. in the east bay - crews are working to fill potholes in danville. we're told dozens of potholes were filled yesterday across the city. large stretches of some roads
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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 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. police in south san francisco are looking for this car after they say it hit a 70-year-old woman over the
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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. 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.
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meningitis is spread through direct contact with a person's saliva, usually by coughing or kissing. a federal appeals court will decide today the fate of an inmate featured on the netflix series "making a murderer." 10 years ago... brendan dassey was sentenced to life in prison for killing a photographer. dassey told investigators he helped his uncle rape and kill her. in august...the ruling was overturned. the judge said investigators were able to force a confession out of him because of his young age. dassey was 16 at the time. he is now pursuing his own appeal after he was sentenced to life in prison in a different trial. mark adlib big board.
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and here's a live look outside... golden gate bridge...
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take a look at this dog enjoying the winter weather.
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this is in maine .... this is in weather. 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 blizzardy, day!" coming up in the next hour on the kron 4 morning news... we are following the latest out of oroville... thousands of people are still out of their homes this morning as the spillway at the dam. we have the latest on the efforts to repair the and several roads around the bay area are closed this morningbecause of flooding and mudslides from last week's storm. we will show you the rush to clean it up before the next round of rain.
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bay working to repair a mudslide before the next round of rain. rain on the way. i will have your forecast coming up. ) .dry and mild conditions will persist into tuesday as high pressure remains aloft. increasing clouds and
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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. no major hot spots.bay bridge
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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. 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
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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 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 governor now... governor brown is asking the
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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 that the emergency spillway could collapse and send a wall of water flooding down the to the towns below. . .
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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 international news this morning... police in malaysia are investigating the murder of the north korean leader's half brother. we have just learned that kim jong un's half brother died after being attacked at the airport in kuala lumpur. he died on his way to the hospital. investigators say kim jong nam was sprayed with a liquid in the shopping
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concourse of the airport. south korean media is reporting that nam was assassinated by two women the two half brothers had never even met because of the ancient practice of potential successors separately. 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 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 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 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
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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. coming up... we are getting videos and pictures from kron four viewers of a mysterious light in the sky. james fletcher will take a closer look up ahead. and here's a live look outside... bay bridge (man vo) it was may, when dad forgot how to brush his teeth.
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(woman vo) in march, my husband didn't recognize our grandson. (woman 2 vo) that's when moderate alzheimer's made me a caregiver. (avo) if their alzheimer's is getting worse, ask about once-a-day namzaric. namzaric is approved for moderate to severe alzheimer's disease in patients who are taking donepezil. it may improve cognition and overall function, and may slow the worsening of symptoms for a while. namzaric does not change the underlying disease progression. don't take if allergic to memantine, donepezil, piperidine, or any of the ingredients in namzaric. tell the doctor about any conditions; including heart, lung, bladder, kidney or liver problems, seizures, stomach ulcers, or procedures with anesthesia. serious side effects may occur, including muscle problems if given anesthesia; slow heartbeat, fainting, more stomach acid which may lead to ulcers and bleeding; nausea, vomiting, difficulty urinating, seizures, and worsening of lung problems. most common side effects are headache, diarrhea, dizziness, loss of appetite, and bruising. (woman 2 vo) i don't know what tomorrow will bring but i'm doing what i can. (avo) ask about namzaric today.
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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 happening now... a gunman is on the loose after shooting and killing a person in the east bay. it happened last 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 oakland poice update...we'll let you know back. police are looking for the gunman who shot and killed a man driving in a car with his family. it happened
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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. big board check. mark tease rob black. áááábreakáááá
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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
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from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 .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
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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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time to talk winners and losers with our financial expert rob black loser: on valentine's day, here's how much we're willing to spend for love . .. . the cost of showing your love is going up.total u.s. spending on valentine's day is predicted to reach $18.2 billion this year, down 7.6% from $19.7 billion in 2016.the average consumer is expected
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to spend $136.57 on holiday merchandise and services, down 96 cents from 2016. a dozen long-stemmed roses will set you or your sweetie back as much as $140, while that greeting card that spells out your affection will cost about $5.25, a more than 16% jump. loser: fed chair yellen: 'unwise' loser: fed chair jump.cost about $5.25, your affection will that spells out greeting card $140, while that back as much as your sweetie back as much as $140, while that greeting card that spells out your affection will cost about $5.25, a more than 16% jump. loser: fed chair yellen:
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'unwise' to wait too long to hike interest rates . . . waiting too long to raise interest rates would be "unwise" as economic growth continues and inflation rises, fed chair janet yellen told congress on tuesday. repeating caution that she and other central bank officials have issued in recent months, yellen said that even though the fed expects to hike gradually and to keep policy accommodative, getting rates back to normal levels is important and hikes will be considered ahead. loser: loans are getting harder to come by for
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some consumers . . . banks are getting more picky about which consumers they're approving for loans as borrowers with spottier credit histories struggle to keep up with payments.11.7% of banks tightened standards for auto loans in the first quarter, up from 3.3% late last year and the highest level on records dating back to 2011. credit card standards were toughened by 8.3% of banks, compared to none in the fourth quarter. and criteria for consumer loans excluding credit cards were tightened by 7.3% of banks, up from 2.4%. the share of delinquent personal loans and credit card debts also edged up in the third quarter to 3.53% and 1.33%. should i buy disney for my daughter?eric
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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 are getting quite a few reports of strange lights in the sky around they bay area. pictures are pouring in from kron four viewers... james fletcher has a closer look. we are getting pictures from foster city, menlo park and fremont of strange lights in the sky... the reports
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started coming in around 6:30 this morning. kron4 viewers say it lasted about 20 seconds. we've seen reports that it was a comet. it looked, to us, like a rocket. we contacted vandenberg and travis air force base, and they said it wasn't them. they didn't have any launches scheduled for this morning. it could have been the navy. we haven't heard back from them... but they have numerous station in southern california. and we know that back in november of 2015 they conducted a series of test launches of the trident ii missile from a ballistic submarine in the pacific ocean. and the photos from those launches, look very similar to the photos we're seeing this morning. coming up... crews working to fix the orville dam spillway before the next round of storms. the progress
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crews have made overnight. rain on the way in the bay area.... anny hong has the timing of the rain in just two minutes.
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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
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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. 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.
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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 here now with the latest on the repair efforts this morning. james. want to first take a live look from the dam this morning
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.... helicopters are carrying 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 are also trying to repair that hole. right now they are hoping to let out enough water to lower the lake about
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50 feet before the next round of rain arrives on thursday. 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
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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. 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. 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
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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 use."i've been lping 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
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needs." the red cross plans to keep the center running for as long as the county deems necessary. our coverage of the oroville dam crisis continues all morning long on air and online. at kron-4-dot-com ...we 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 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 writing in his resignation letter that he inadvertently briefed the vice president with incomplete information regarding his phone calls with the russians.
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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. and earlier this morning, president trump tweeted his reaction to flynn's resignation. he wrote: "the real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of washington? will these leaks be happening as i deal on north korea?" coming up... bay area families are out thousands of dollars after an adoption agency goes bankrupt. see what one family is doing after
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getting the news that won't be going through. 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. the world according to gary is in just a few minutes. and here's a live look outside... san mateo
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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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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 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. the couple adopted their 4-year-old daughter from the same agency. they say it
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may take time to save enough money again so they can adopt...but they still plan on growing their family. tracking the rain expected to hit the bay area later this week.
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welcome back to the kron 4 morning news... every morning at 7:45 we talk sports with gary radnich. and in case you missed it here's the gary's world rewind. ádenver nuggets beat the golden state warriors 132-110 on monday night.ásteph says he was served a humble piece of cupcake áwill the cupcake nickname stick?áthe connecticut women's basketball team has added even more luster to its impressive
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resume. the huskies won their 100th consecutive game last night, stopping south carolina 66-55. the uconn women have won 11 ncaa championships over the years.áderek jeter's wife, hannah, says they are expecting their first child together, a girl. the sports illustrated swimsuit star made the announcement monday áplayboy magazine reverses position, brings back naked women
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one bakery is selling anti-valentine's day cookies. it is in oshkosh, wisconsin. the cookies have phrases like "love stinks," and "netflix is my love." the bakery decided to start selling the cookies the day before valentine's day.
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despite not being open on monday. seven day that's it for us this morning... our next newscast is at 5 o clock tonight.don't forget, you can stay connected on our mobile app, kron four dot com and on our facebook and twitter feeds.
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