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( james ) thanks for joining us on the kron four morning news. here's a look at storm tracker four. (james) good morning and thanks for joining us on this wednesday, may 31st. i'm james fletcher. (james)lets get a check of weather this morning... (anny hong): .seasonably cool,
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breezy conditions will persist through midweek with a slight chance of showers early this morning as an upper level trough moves inland. a drying and warming trend is expected from thursday into the upcoming weekend.
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no major hot no major hot spots. 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. ( james ) breaking news from overnight... police are looking for a driver who hit and killed a man in vallejo. it happened around 9:30 last night on the columbus parkway north of tennessee street. that is where police found
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51-year-old earnest howard. police say he was hit in the southbound lane of the columbus parkway and thrown into the northbound lane. the driver left the scene. right now police do not have a description of the car. they are still trying to determine if drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision. ( james @ landing ) a video you will only see on kron four. a heated argument, nearly coming to blows and it's all caught on camera. it's just the latest incident on bart, which has been plagued by crime in recent weeks. kron four's alecia reid explains what you need to do, if something like this happens on your train. according to bart, this particular incident was not reported to police.but officials say it is important for people to report crimes if they believe they've been victimized.pkgnatsot - did this áááá just spit on me? i will fade youit isn't clear what started this altercation, but it quickly got out of control. at one point one of the people in the background,
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who isn't visible may have spit at the two men on the screen.natsot - both of you shut the áááá up before i knock you the áááá out.sot - i see a lot on bart. i see it all the time unfortunatelya passenger managed to record the altercation. at one point, 2 women stepped in to break it up. but the two parties were still going at it.as racial slurs were thrown out back and forth.delia martin - i'm immune now. before i'd get scared but not anymorenatsot - you people in the back, can you call the train operator? this is one of the steps bart officials suggest riders take if there's an incident. you can also change cars, reach out to bart p-d on your cell phone or the bart-watch app, or the intercom inside the car. sot - i would press the intercom button and hope that someone will come. otherwise you gotta fend for yourself mario brown - i think that bart should do something to make sure that responses to situations like this is quicker mookie flora - like any major city you're gonna have bad people and you're gonna have good peoplestandupbart officials are looking into what happened. i'm told there are cameras installed on all but 2 dozen of their rail cars. by the end of next month, all train cars are expected to have working
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cameras.reporting live from san francisco. ( james ) a plane heading to s-f-o from j-f-k airport in new york had to be diverted to michigan after a laptop caught fire. this happened last night. officials say a lithium computer battery malfunctioned. people noticed smoke coming from a bag holding someone's laptop. the fire was put out before the plane landed. no one was hurt. u-s secretary john kelly says he's contemplating expanding a ban on laptops in carry on luggage to all international flights. right now, electronic devices larger than cell phones are banned from the cabin on flights bound for the united states from 10 airports in the middle east and africa. ( james @ bam ) just days after child took a terrible tumble off a brand new water slide in dublin... there are questions about if the slide ever should have opened in the first place. there is investigation underway to figure out what went wrong on
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the three story slide. kron four's justine waldman has an update. the 10 year old boy walked away with just scratchesafter he twistted and flipped over the side of the emerald plunge slide at the brand new the wave water park.sot it is disconcerting to say the least that this occurredcalosha is leading the investigation into why the boy was ejected.. and landed on the concrete. spokesperson erika monterroza tells me.. reports indicating ponding is to blame as to why the boy hydroplaned .. are premature.sot we are def looking at the water levels at the bottom of the trouf the configuration of the slide and of course that was reviewed before the slide opened toothe $43 million dollar water park in dublin had its grand opening on saturday.but before the slide had to pass a series of strict tests.a report from a calosha inspection in april showed the plunge.. was in need of repair and lacking the required documentation.. .the slide had
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17 problems including procedures for maintaining water quality.exposed bolts and sharp fencing.on friday, calosha did a follow-up inspection .. sot they completed that until punch list in order for the permit to be issued.the only thing outstanding park staff was not up speed on daily inspections.. including checking out equipment.the alameda county fire department would do that.the boy took his terrifying tumble.. 90 minutes after the park opened raising questions as to if the slide was really ready for riders sot listen that is part of what we are looking at we are looking into whether the inspection was up to par and there are corrections we need to make on our end as well justine waldman / @justinewaldman"we did hear from the maker of the water slide.. whitewater west told us fortuantly these types of incidents are very rare. but we take it very seriously because safety is at top priority.meanwhile the water slide will remain closed until the investigation is finished.
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that could be weeks. in the newsroom justine waldman kron 4 news." ( james ) the city of oakland has reached a settlement in the o-p-d sex scandal. the city council voted early this morning to pay jasmine abuslin... formerly known as celeste guap... nearly a million dollars. abuslin claimed she was victimized and exploited by oakland police officers when she was under age. the investigation led oakland to go through three police chiefs. four current or former officers are also facing charges in the scandal. abuslin was originally looking for 66- million dollars. oakland's city attorney recommended that the city settle for just under a million dollars. she has also field claims against richmond, livermore and san francisco. ( james ) police confirm that a man who was shot and killed by officers in vacaville was unarmed. it happened monday morning when police discovered a honda civic was stolen from davis. police say they tried to
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pull the car over but it took off. the chase began on interstate-80 and ended at the retail outlets. shortly after the car came to a halt shots were fired, killing the suspect. police have not identified the man involved. ( james ) breaking news. at least 80 people are killed and more than 300 people are injured after a suicide bombing in kabul, afghanistan. afghan officials say the death toll is expected to rise. officials say this is supposed to be a highly secure diplomatic area of the city. police say the blast was the result of a suicide bomber who packed explosives into a car. a spokesman for the american embassy issued a statement saying the u-s embassy did not appear to be the target. so far nobody has claimed responsibility for the ( james ) still ahead. a suspected killer's courtroom outburst. what the man accused of threatening muslim teens and murdering people who tried to stop him said in court. plus... a national airport scare after
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reports of a gunman. we take you to the scene and explain what happened. and after the break. a major debate after a bay area high school says they will use more than a million dollars, and it's not for education. we''ll hear from both sides. next.
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(james) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast. (anny hong): .seasonably cool, breezy conditions will persist through midweek with a slight chance of showers early this morning as an upper level trough moves inland. a drying and warming trend is expected from thursday into the upcoming weekend.
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no major hot spots. bay no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is
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less then 30 min from the maze to sf. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( james ) the novato school
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district approved a measure to put lights on the athletic fields at san marin high school. the move will cost the district more than a million dollars. however, some parents and students are not on board. kron four's j-r stone explains. hundreds of students and parents packed into the gym at san marin high school tuesday night in novato. this as the school board decided on whether or not to install lights on their athletic fields.sot and i saw go for itthese nimby's.not in my backyard are everywhere but i say yes lets support the yimby's.yes in my backyardthe plan would cost the district 1.2 million dollars. plus an additional 250-thousand dollars for a new p.a. system. neighbors who live nearby say
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not so fast.sot we're just opposed to the lighting of a neighborhood that has been unlighted for 50 years.sot so we're against it because the environmental impact's to our neighborhood but most importantly the schools can literally not afford it.while a majority of this crowd was in favor of the lights..some believe that the money should be spent in the classroom not on the sports fields. students i talked with said this move would actually benefit them academically.sot couple meetings ago someone said we lost 1500 hours of school time in the winter because we didn't have lights and we also now have a later start time which will increase that. i don't know the math but that's more hours than we need. ( james ) south bay police say a
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student at san jose state university lied about being kidnapped and forced to drive 500- miles to oregon. we reported last night that the woman was found running along a road near bandon, oregon. the 22- year- old told officers she was kidnapped at knifepoint by a man who told her to drive. she said her car eventually ran out of gas. police now say she has admitted making up the whole story. ( james ) the suspect in last week's deadly knife attack on a portland train could face the death penalty. he went on an angry rant during his a court appearance tuesday and can face hate charges. reid binion has the story. jeremy joseph christian / murder suspect: "free speech or die, portland! you got no safe place! this is america! get out if you don't like free speech!"the suspect in last week's fatal stabbing on a portland train......launching into an angry rant in court tuesday.jeremy joseph christian / murder suspect: "you call it terrorism. i call it patriotism. you hear me?! die!"jeremy joseph christian -- arraigned on multiple
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charges -- including murder... ...for allegedly stabbing two men to death on a portland light rail car friday.the deadly encounter played out after police say christian began yelling racial and religious slurs......at a teenage girl and her friend... who was wearing a hijab. bystanders spoke up in defense of the girls... and a confrontation ensued.destinee mangum, targeted with hate speech: "this white male from the back of us was like 'he's talking to you guys?' and he's like, 'you guys -- you can't disrespect these young ladies like that.'"officials say christian pulled out a knife and attacked the men. 23-year-old taliesin namkai meche... and 53-year-old ricky best died from their injuries. another man stabbed while defending the girls -- watching from the front row at the suspect's hearing.micah fletcher's neck wound -- just a few millimeters away from being fatal, according to doctors.micah fletcher / stabbing victim: "i was very scared that i was not going to see any of the people i love again, and i am very fortunate to have the opportunity to get to still be in their lives." i'm reid binion reporting. ( james ) police say that
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a gunman at the orlando airport was attempting to commit suicide by cop. there was a massive police response last night. dozens of people were evacuated. police say the 26-year-old man did not have a real gun, only a replica. some flights were delayed during the nearly three-hour standoff. a crisis negotiator was able to get the man to surrender. ( james ) two undercover police operations here in the bay area have led to dozens of people being charged with prostitution related crimes. officers working in the south bay and east bay say that both men and women have been cited. kron four's charles clifford has the story. according to the san jose police department a total of 27 adults were cited for prostitution related offenses between may 23rd and may 27th. the san jose police department's metro unit conducted the undercover operation here near oak street and 1st street. the operation targeted both prostitutes and johns. undercover officers solicited dates from suspected prostitutes and female
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officers posed as prostitutes in a reverse john decoy operation. in all, 6 women were issued citations for engaging in prostitution and 21 men were charged with criminal soliciting of a prostitute.none of the suspects are believed to be involved in human trafficking. police do say that one person was cited for possession of cocaine.of the male suspects, 18 are residents of san jose and two live in santa clara county.also, on tuesday, the hayward police department announced that 9 men have been arrested and cited for soliciting prostitution in hayward. all of the suspects were arrested after responding to an online ad and agreeing to meet undercover officers posing as prostitutes at a hayward motel.in san jose, charles clifford kron 4 news. ( james ) still ahead. jury deliberations begin today in the pentaly phase of sierra lamar's convicted killer. we hear from a legal analyst on the high profile case. robin...?( robin @ landing ) james, ed sheeran has just set a major music record. we'll explain what it is... next in the hollywood minute.
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[ birds chirping ] [ inhales, exhales ] [ announcer ] cigarettes are not just dangerous when they're smoked. [ rat squeaking ] they're dangerous long after. cigarette butts are toxic. they release chemicals that poison our water... and harm wildlife. and millions...
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are polluting our environment. [ sniffing ] [ seagulls squawking ] no major hot spots. bay bridge
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. s ( robin @ landing ) in entertainment news this morning. movie and music blasts from the past... plus ed sheeran sets a major record. david daniel has it all in this morning's hollywood minute. (singing) "and i'm here to remind you...""you oughta know" that alanis morissette's classic 1995 album "jagged little pill" is hitting the stage as a musical! the show, debuting in the boston area next may, is expected to feature such morissette songs as "you oughta know" and "ironic." "jagged little pill" sold 33-million copies and won the grammy for album of the year. isn't it iconic... don't you think?(singing) "i'm in love with the shape of you -- we push and pull like a magnet
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do."a record for ed sheeran! "shape of you" is the first song to spend its first 20 weeks on the billboard hot 100 in the chart's top five spots. it's been up there since debuting number one back in late january."i am cantankerous, greedy, fat. i am perhaps disagreeably attached to power."20 years after she played queen victoria in "mrs. brown," dame judi dench returns to the role in "victoria and abdul," opening in september, and based on the true story of the elderly monarch's unlikely friendship with a young indian clerk."what can they be talking about?""what is a mango?""the queen of fruit.""i would like a mango.""they only grow in india.""well, i am empress of india, so have one sent."in hollywood, i'm david daniel. (james) still ahead on the kron four morning news. multiple teenage deaths leaves an east bay school district mourning. what police say
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might have led up to a deadly crash. plus. with constant threats from north korea, we'll explain how the u-s tested its california missile defenses. and next. parents and students demanding action after a girl was videotaped using the restroom.. we hear from outraged east bay students. 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... an argument gets out of control on a bart train. it's not clear when the argument happened... but video of it was posted on monday. at one point witnesses say someone spit at the two men you see in the video. bart police say this incident was not reported to them but they are investigating. at least 80 people are killed and more than 300 people are injured after a suicide bombing in kabul, afghanistan. afghan officials say the death toll is expected to rise. police say the blast was the result of a suicide bomber who
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packed explosives into a car. so far nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack. the city of oakland has reached a settlement in the o-p-d sex scandal. the city council voted to pay jasmine abuslin... formerly known as celeste guap... nearly a million dollars. abuslin claimed she was victimized and exploited by oakland police officers when she was under age. the investigation led oakland to go through three police chiefs. four current or former officers are also facing charges in the scandal. (james) now lets get a check of weather and traffic. (anny hong): .seasonably cool, breezy conditions will persist through midweek with a slight chance of showers early
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this morning as an upper level trough moves inland. a drying and warming trend is expected from thursday into the upcoming weekend.
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no major hot spots. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. golden gate bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. ( james ) some students are calling for zero tolerence for bullying in the east bay. this in the wake of a recent bullying incident at
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san ramon valley high school. that incident involved a student video-recording a classmate, who was using the restroom. this is the latest in a string of controversial incidents dating back to last year at the school. kron four's haaziq madyun talked spoke with students. these san ramon valley high school students are discussing incidents of bullying, racial insensitivity, islamaphobia and invasion of privacy that has occurred on campuses throughout the school district this year...and what they think the san ramon valley unified school distrcict needs to do about it
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have especially noticed that they're going into the bathrooms looking for students trying to do certain things..."> today the san ramon valley unified school district statement on their website these recent incident which reads in part..."the san ramon valley unified committed to protecting have policies in place that prohibit the student or employee. srvusd takes reports of bullying very seriously, and site administration investigates them immediately"however these students say the district needs to establish a clear policy, zero tolerence for bullying
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happen because right now it is like teeter tooter kind of thing and they just neem to put their foot down">in danville haaziq madyun kron4news ( james ) happening today... jury deliberations begin in the penalty phase of the trial for the man convicted of killing sierra lamar. closing arguments wrapped up yesterday. attorneys for garcia- torres asked the jury to show him mercy by sentencing him to life in prison without parole. the prosecution argues that the death penalty is the only fair and just sentence
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for sierra lamar and her family.
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in to help students and staff members. 7 people were inside the truck at the time of the accident. police say speed is likely what caused the crash.
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who are these people? the energy conscious people among us say small actions can add up to something... humongous. a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear. who are all these caretakers, advocates too? turns out, it's californians it's me and it's you. don't stop now, it's easy to add to the routine. join energy upgrade california and do your thing. ( james ) the pentagon says it has ásuccessfullyá shot down a mock warheard over the pacific ocean. the test was the first of its kind in nearly three years. it was the first test ever
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targeting an intercontinent al-range missile, like the ones north korea is developing. officials launched the target missile from the marshall islands and used sensors to track its movement. the defense system analyzed the data and fired an interceptor missile from vandenberg air force base, north of santa barbara. ( james ) we are also tracking developments out of washington this morning. we're learning fired national security adviser michael flynn says he is going to hand over some documents to a senate intelligence panel. this as the russia investigation continues to expand. meantime, the president is firing back at germany on twitter amid the latest white house staff shakeup. scott mclean has the story. president trump's public schedule is light -- but his to do list is only getting longer. white house communications director mike dubke -- is stepping down amid rumors of a staff shakeup. kellyanne conway/white house adviser "he has expressed his
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desire to leave the white house."fired former campaign manager corey lewandowski has been spotted at the white house recently -- and has been mentioned to potentially lead a new white house war room to quickly respond to develpments in the russian probe. on tuesday press secretary sean spicer held his first on camera briefing in nearly two weeks -- on the same day the president's personal lawyer declined to cooperate with congressional investigations into russian meddling in the election. spicer deflected questions about the probe, and complained about the tone of reporting. sean spicer/white house press secretary: "what i'm telling you is that the reason that the president is frustrated is because there's a perpetuation of false narratives, use of unnamed sources over and over again." the president is also struggling to make nice with allies. trump, a self-desribed counter-puncher, is punching back after german chancellor angela merkel, who is up for re-election, said again on tuesday: "there are more reasons than there even were before to take our fate into our hands in europe."on twitter, trump writing... "we
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have a massive trade deficit with germany, plus they pay far less than they should on nato & military. very bad for u.s. this will change"in washington, i'm scott mclean and here's a live look outside... embarcadero.
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(james) welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. here is a look at the major headlines before you head out the door this morning.... a plane heading to s-f-o from j-f-k airport in new york had to be diverted to michigan after a laptop caught fire.
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this happened last night. officials say a lithium computer battery malfunctioned. people noticed smoke coming from a bag holding someone's laptop. the fire was put out before the plane landed. no one was hurt. san jose police say a san jose state university student lied about being kidnapped and forced to drive 500- miles north to oregon. we reported last night that the woman was found running along a road near bandon, oregon. the 22- year- old told police she was kidnapped at knifepoint and the man told her to drive. police now say she has admitted making the whole story up. there is investigation underway to figure out what went wrong on the three story water slide. cal-osha is leading the investigation into why a 10-year-old boy was ejected. they did an inspection in april before the park opened and say the slide had a total of 17 problems.
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(james) here is a live look outside from our embarcadero camera.... (james) meteorologist anny hong has what you need to know before heading out the door this morning. (anny hong): .seasonably cool, breezy conditions will persist through midweek with a slight chance of showers early this morning as an upper level trough moves inland. a drying and warming trend is expected from thursday into
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the upcoming weekend.
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no major hot spots. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( james ) a texas family is considering a lawsuit after their son was labeled "ugly" in the school yearbook. steven seal's yearbook picture
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has an arrow pointing at it with a quote calling him ugly. it is just one of several offensive comments which made it into the 20-17 yearbook at this high school in humble, texas. school officials admit the quotes were not vetted properly. the yearbook editor says he simply screened quotes for profanity but anything else was fair game. he says he submitted them to administrators back in november. ( james ) the texas school district says it will continue to distribute the yearbooks. ( james ) there has been an increasing number of unsafe u-turns in an area where a u-turn is against the law. kron four's stanley roberts shows us the problem in this morning's people behaving badly. there is a right way and a wrong way to get around in san francisco nats: ambiance this
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u-turn in front or should i say behind the cable cars at california and davis is the wrong way the driver this is an uber driver and needed to pick up a fare ambiance welcome to san francisco's financial district which is really one giant business district which basically means no u-turns nats ambiance however since people like to make up their own rules like running red lights nats ambiance and ignoring no turn signs. you end up getting people doing what every they feel such as making their own turn lanes and of course illegal u-turns nats: ambiance it really wasn't hard to find drivers making u-turns that were not in the intersection but more like in questionable spotsnats: ambiance for example this uber driver if stopped to pick up a passenger then shortely afwards the driver flips a uturn across the cable car tracksnats: ambiance the driver in the van also flips a u-turn so close to the intersection but not in the intersection all so the driver could get a parking space in the opposite direction nats: ambiance this drivers driver across the cable car island and takes off nat: ambiancedispite the fact
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that u-turns are not permitted not many people are paying attention and they usually don't until there is someone with a ticket book in hand and who knows that may actually happen shortly . but want do i knowin san francisco stanley roberts kron 4 news ( james ) bay area basketball.. the warriors now just one day away from game one of the n-b-a finals. mike brown returned to practice yesterday. he's recovering from an illness. steve kerr and steve nash were at the practice facility. the cavaliers also landed in the bay area yesterday. game one of the finals between the dubs and cavs is set for 6:00 thursday night at oracle. ( james ) coming up on the kron four morning news at five. a major debate after a bay area high school says they will use more than a million dollars, and it's not for education. we''ll hear from both sides. and after
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the break. baseball fans had a treat to go with their cup of joe in san francisco. we'll show you what next.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( james ) giants fans and coffee lovers had a surprise when they went to peet's coffee in the ferry building: giants fans formed a long line to get
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their cup of joe from hunter pence yesterday. pence and his wife were guest barista's for about an hour. the idea is to promote peet's giants clubhouse blend... a portion of those proceeds go towards the giants community fund that helps underserved kids and communities. denard span was also serving up coffee at a peet's coffee in the marina. the goal is to raise 10-thousand dollars. (james) coming up on the kron four morning news at five... a water slide investigation continues after a child falls off it in the east bay. kron four's averi harper is live with the latest. plus. jury begins deliberations begin for sierra lamar's convicted killer. kron four's will tran has a live report. and breaking news. a deadly hit and run. kron four's lydia pantazes is in vallejo. ( anny ) breaking news
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from overnight... a big development in the oakland police sex scandal. the decision the city reached just
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hours ago. ( lydia ) a man killed overnight in a hit and run. i will tell you where it happened coming up. ( averi ) and we have new information on the investigation into the water slide at an east bay water park. the new questions about whether the slide should have ever been allowed to open. ( james ) and we are tracking a chance of rain on your morning commute. i will have more on the timing of the ( darya ) ( darya ) good morning i'm darya folsom..( mark ) and i'm mark danon. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... (james)we're waking up to cloudy and cool conditions
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this wednesday morning with temperatures in the 50s. light showers fell in the east bay overnight. weather gauges are showing .01 - .02" since midnight. that chance of light rain will continue throughout the morning commute then disappear after mid morning. this afternoon should be partly cloudy with high temps reaching the upper 50s at the coast, to low 70s by the bay, and mid 70s inland.
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some of our warmest spots in the east and south bay will climb to the upper 70s. beyond today, temperatures are expected to rise friday and saturday into the low 80s inland. then another system will bring clouds and cooler weather for sunday. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( mark ) breaking
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overnight... the city of oakland has reached a large settlement with the woman at the center of the o-p-d sex scandal. anny hong is following the latest from the breaking news desk. anny. (anny) the oakland city council voted early this morning to pay jasmine abuslin... formerly known as celeste guap... nearly a million dollars. abuslin claimed she was victimized and exploited by oakland police officers when she was under age. the investigation led oakland to go through three police chiefs. four current or former officers are also facing charges in the scandal. abuslin was originally looking for 66- million dollars. oakland's city attorney recommended that the city settle for just under a million dollars. around 2 this morning, the oakland city council approved a 989- thousand dollar settlement. she has also field claims against richmond, livermore and san francisco. back to you in the studio. . ( darya ) also breaking
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overnight... police are looking for a hit-and-run drver who killed a man in vallejo.( mark ) kron 4's lydia pantazes is live outside the vallejo police station this morning with the details. lydia. ( lydia )when police got to the scene they found 51-year old earnest howard unresponsive.he was later pronounced dead at the scene. investigators say the driver took off.(take map)this happened just after 9:30 last night on colombia parkway north of tennessee street in vallejo.thats where officers found 51-year-old earnest howard of vallejo unresponsive in the street. police say howard was struck by a vehicle in the southbound lane as he attempted to cross columbus parkway, and was thrown into the northbound lane. the driver then took off.officers are working to determine if alcohol, drugs or any distractions contributed to the accident.if you have any information on this case or saw anything please call the vallejo police department. reporting live in vallejo lydia pantazes kron4 news. ( mark ) thanks lydia. we will check back with you through out the morning. ( darya ) just days after
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child flew off a brand new water slide in dublin... there are questions about whether the slide should have ever opened in the first place. ( mark ) kron 4's averi harper is live outside the park in dublin this morning with the latest on the investigation. averi. ( averi ) there is investigation underway to figure out what went wrong on the three story water slide. the 10 year old boy walked away with just scratches after flipping over the side of the emerald plunge slide at the brand new the wave water park. cal-osha is leading the investigation into why the boy was ejected. they did an inspection in april before the park opened and say the slide had a total of 17 problems. but when the slide was inspected again on friday, they say it was ready to operate the next day.
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water levels at the bottom of the trouf the configuration of the slide and of course that was reviewed before the slide opened toowe are looking into whether the inspection was up to par and there are corrections we need to make on our end as well.">( averi ) the maker of the water slide reached out to kron four. they say these types of incidents are very rare and safety is their top priority. the slide will remain closed until the investigation is finished. ( darya ) thanks averi. we will check back with you through out the morning. ( mark ) a story
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you will only see on kron four.. an argument gets out of control on a bart train. it's not clear when the argument happened... but it was posted on monday. at one point witnesses say someone spit at the two men you see in the video. bart police say this incident was not reported to them... but they recommmend reaching out to bart p-d through the bart watch app or the intercom inside the car. ( mark ) bart officials are looking into what happened. there are cameras installed on all but 2 dozen trains. by the end of next month, all train cars are expected to have working cameras. ( darya ) a plane heading to s-f-o from j-f-k airport in new york had to be diverted to michigan after a laptop caught fire. this happened last night. officials say a lithium computer battery malfunctioned. people noticed smoke coming from a bag holding someone's laptop.
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the fire was put out before the plane landed. no one was hurt. u-s secretary john kelly says he's contemplating expanding a ban on laptops in carry on luggage to all international flights. right now, electronic devices larger than cell phones are banned from the cabin on flights bound for the united states from 10 airports in the middle east and africa. ( darya ) san jose police say a san jose state university student lied about being kidnapped and forced to drive 500- miles north to oregon. we reported last night that the woman was found running along a road near bandon, oregon. the 22- year- old told police she was kidnapped at knifepoint and the man told her to drive. she said her car eventually ran out of gas. police now say she has admitted making the whole story up. ( mark ) an east bay community is mourning again after two more young lives were lost. the two teenagers who died in this crash on memorial day in alameda went to school in the
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new haven unified school district in union city. the 17-year olds have been identified as brianna ortega and simon sotelo. these deaths come after three other students in the district died recently. one of those tragedies, just a few weeks ago on mothers day. counselors were brought in to help students and staff members. 7 people were inside the truck at the time of the accident. police say speed is likely what caused the crash. ( mark ) police confirm that a man who was shot and killed by officers in vacaville was unarmed. it happened monday morning when police discovered a honda civic was stolen from davis. police say they tried to pull the car over but it took off. the chase began on interstate-80 and ended at the retail outlets. shortly after the car came to a halt shots were fired, killing the suspect. police have not identified the man involved. ( darya ) dozens of people are being charged with prostitution related crimes after two undercover stings in the bay area. police arrested 27 people in san jose between may 23rd and the 27th. undercover officers solicited dates from suspected
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prostitutes and female officers posed as prostitutes in a reverse "john" decoy operation. none of the people arrested are believed to be involved in human trafficking. in the east bay... hawayrd police say they arrested nine men in a prostitution sting. the operation happened back in april. the men responded to an online ad and agreed to meet undercover officers posing as prostitutes at a hayward motel. < "free speech or die, portland! you got no safe place! this is america! get out if you don't like free speech!" >( mark ) still ahead ... the man accused of killing two men on a train goes on a rant in the middle of court. why he says he is a patriot and not a criminal. and later... a bay area high school is getting new lights for its football field. why people who live in the area are not happy.( anny ) and after the break... we are following breaking news... dozens killed in a bombing near the u-s embassy in afghanistan. i have the new video from the scene just into the newsroom
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this morning.( james ) and i will check your bay area forecast coming up( robin ) and i am tracking you commute after the break.
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be radiant by colgate optic white. ( mark )( darya ) welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. let's get a check of the forecast with james fletcher. (james)we're waking up to cloudy and cool conditions this wednesday morning with temperatures in the 50s. light showers fell in the east bay overnight. weather gauges are showing .01 - .02" since midnight. that chance of light rain will continue throughout the morning commute
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then disappear after mid morning. this afternoon should be partly cloudy with high temps reaching the upper 50s at the coast, to low 70s by the bay, and mid 70s inland. some of our warmest spots in the east and south bay will climb to the upper 70s. beyond today, temperatures are expected to rise friday and saturday into the low 80s inland. then another system will bring clouds and cooler
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weather for sunday. major hot spot in san jose nb
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101 at bernal accident blocking the two left lanes. 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.
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( darya ) breaking news we are following this morning. dozens of people killed and hundreds injured after an explosion in afghanistan. anny hong is at the breaking news desk with the details. anny. (anny) the explosion happened early this morning near the u-s and german embassies in the city of kabul. at least 80 people were killed and 300 injured. this is new video the scene just into the kron 4 newsroom this morning. afghan officials say the death toll is expected to rise. officials say this is supposed to be a highly secure diplomatic area of the city. police say the blast was the result of a suicide bomber who packed explosives into a car. a spokesman for the american embassy issued a statement saying the u-s embassy did not appear to be the target. investigators say the explosion happened during the morning rush hour. so far nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack. we will continue to follow the latest out of afghanistan and bring you updates as they come into the newsroom. back to you. .
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( mark ) in the north bay... despite protests from some neighbors, the novato school district approved a measure to install lights on its athletic fields at san marin high school. it was approved late last night during a meeting at the high school. putting up the lights will cost the district over a million dollars, plus an additional 250-thousand dollars for a new p-a system. while a majority of the crowd was in favor of the lights, some neighbors who live nearby felt the money should be spent in the classroom, not on the sports fields. ( mark ) the latest those lights will stay on is until 9:00 at night for football games. ( darya ) a couple has been convicted in the murder and torture of a 3-year-old girl in napa. 27-year-old
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sarah krueger and her boyfriend ryan warner face 25- years to life in prison. kruegers daughter - kayleigh - was found dead in february of 20-14 in an apartment. police arrested krueger and warner the next day at a bart station in el cerrito. the napa county district attorney's office is ánot seeking the death penalty in this case. ( mark ) the man accused of killing two men on a train in portland, oregon made his first court appearance.( darya ) and during that hearing, jeremy christian yelled out that he was a patriot. reid binion has the details. jeremy joseph christian / murder suspect: "free speech or die, portland! you got no safe place! this is america! get out if you don't like free speech!"the suspect in last week's fatal stabbing on a portland train......launching into an angry rant in court tuesday.jeremy joseph christian / murder suspect: "you call it terrorism. i call it patriotism. you hear me?!
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die!"jeremy joseph christian -- arraigned on multiple charges -- including murder... ...for allegedly stabbing two men to death on a portland light rail car friday.the deadly encounter played out after police say christian began yelling racial and religious slurs......at a teenage girl and her friend... who was wearing a hijab. bystanders spoke up in defense of the girls... and a confrontation ensued.destinee mangum, targeted with hate speech: "this white male from the back of us was like 'he's talking to you guys?' and he's like, 'you guys -- you can't disrespect these young ladies like that.'"officials say christian pulled out a knife and attacked the men. 23-year-old taliesin namkai meche... and 53-year-old ricky best died from their injuries. another man stabbed while defending the girls -- watching from the front row at the suspect's hearing.micah fletcher's neck wound -- just a few millimeters away from being fatal, according to doctors.micah fletcher / stabbing victim: "i was very scared that i was not going to see any of the people i love again, and i am very fortunate to have the opportunity to get to still be in their lives." i'm reid binion reporting. ( darya ) still ahead... parents demanding changes in an east bay school district.
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why they say the district is not doing enough to prevent bullying. and next... it is okay to eat more chocolate.. after the break... the new health benefit associated with the sweet treat. and here's a live look outside... bay bridge. we salute those who fumble.
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101 at bernal accident blocking the two left lanes ( darya ) pack a piece of chocolate in your lunch today. there are new health benefits associated with chocolate. doctors say chocolate eaters have a reduced risk of developing an irregular heart beat.( mark ) a new study found that people who ate between two and 6 ounces of chocolate each week reduced the risk of irregular heart beat by 20 percent.( darya ) doctors say it is important to stress that it is the cocoa in the chocolate that provides the benefits and that dark chocolate is better because it has the most cocoa.( mark ) they say to be careful with milk chocolate because it has more dairy and sugar... which can contribute to weight gain. ( darya ) happening now... the preliminary round of the scripps national spelling bee is underway. it started
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about 25 minutes ago.( mark ) this year there are two bay area students competing... one from san ramon the other from san jose. and in honor of this year's spelling bee... goolge has released a list of the most misspelled words in each state.( darya ) google gathered information on how many times people searched how to spell a certain word. in california... the hardest word to spell is beautiful.( mark ) beautiful is also the hardest to spell for new yorkers. and people in wisconsin had the hardest time spelling their own state's name. ( will ) jury deliberations begin in the penalty phase of the trial for the man convicted of killing sierra lamar. i am live in san jose with more on the jury's tough decision. ( james ) and som light rain in the forecast. your bay area forecast is next.
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handballer 1: you know what i scrambled eggs and pancakes. crave van! jack: hey, guys. try my jumbo breakfast platter with sausage or bacon, plus 8 mini pancakes, eggs and a hash brown for just $2.99. you crave it. we serve it. crave van! ( mark )( darya ) welcome back to the kron four morning news... lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... (james)we're waking up to cloudy and cool conditions this wednesday morning with
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temperatures in the 50s. light showers fell in the east bay overnight. weather gauges are showing .01 - .02" since midnight. that chance of light rain will continue throughout the morning commute then disappear after mid morning. this afternoon should be major hot spot in san jose nb 101 at bernal accident blocking the two left lanes. a cash wb 80 fremont st
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( darya ) happening today... jury deliberations resume in the penalty phase of the trial for the man convicted of killing sierra lamar.( mark ) kron 4's will tran is live in san jose this morning with more on the decision the jury is facing. will. ( will ) the long running trial of the man convicted in murder of sierra lamar is nearing an end. closing arguments in the penalty phase of the trial got underway yesterday. attorneys for garcia- torres asked the jury to show him mercy by sentencing him to life in prison without parole. the prosecution argues that
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the death penalty is the only fair and just sentence for sierra lamar and her family.
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the penalty phase in a capitol case like this, deciding whether someone lives or dies, is the toughest decision any jury is asked to make. ( darya ) thanks will. we will check back with you through out the morning. ( mark ) the jury in the murder trial of three santa clara count jail gaurds accused of beating a mentally ill inmate to death will also continue their deliberations this morning. the jury got the case last week. michael tyree was found dead in his cell with a ruptured spleen at san jose's main jail in 20-15. jereh lubrin, rafael rodriguez and matthew farris are the deputies who could face life in prison if convicted. ( darya ) in the east bay... some parents and students are demanding a zero tolerance policy for bullying.
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this comes after a recent incident at san ramon valley high school involving a student video taping a classmate who was using the restroom. although the student was arrested for invasion of privacy, that student was allowed to return to school after a short suspension. this is the latest in a string controversial incidents in the school district...dating back to last year including racist graffiti on bathroom walls. some view the incidents as bullying, racially insensitive and islamaphobic. ( darya ) the district superintendent and the school board released a statement saying that they are committed to protecting the students and that they have policies in place that
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prohibit bullying. ( mark ) a man and his husband say they are traumatized... after one of the men was raped in a sacramento park restroom. steven clouse... who has autism and cerebral palsy was at the park when he says he was attacked. he says four guys came up to him...and started exposing themselves. he says he tried to ignore them... hoping they would go away but they never did. he says they then followed him into a restroom... pulled out a knife and sexually assaulted him. sacramento police say they are investigating but so far they have not made any arrests. ( mark ) former national security adviser michael flynn says he will provide ásome of the documents requested by the senate intelligence committee. flynn initially refused to comply with senate subpoenas. but flynn negotiated a deal with senators, who agreed to ask for fewer documents. flynn will still provide all documents related to his business, but only some of his personal ones. he was facing a deadline yesterday set by senators looking into russian interference in the u-s election. the first batch of documents will be handed over to them by june
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sixth. ( darya ) house minority leader nancy pelosi is calling for an independent commission to look into russian interference of the presidential election. the congresswoman spoke to a sold out event in san francisco's nob hill. she says she respects robert mueller, the former fbi director, who now leads the probe for the justice department. but she believes an outside investigation by an independent prosecutor is more appropriate. ( darya ) president trump has called the probe into russian interference a witch hunt and tweeted that russian officials must be laughing at the u.s.
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for investigating this. ( mark ) police say that a gunman at the orlando airport was attempting to commit suicide by cop. there was a massive police response last night. dozens of people were evacuated. police say the 26-year-old man did not have a real gun, only a replica. some flights were delayed during the nearly three-hour standoff. a crisis negotiator was able to get the man to surrender. ( mark ) the government is accusing united airlines of flying an unsafe plane. the f-a-a wants to fine united airlines for operating an airplane that was not in good condition. united mechanics replaced a fuel pump pressure switch on one of the planes back in 2014. but the f-a-a says that united did not complete a required inspection of the repair before the plane resumed flying. it says united flew the aircraft on 23 domestic and international flights before the inspection was performed. united says it took action after being notified about the issue. the f-a-a is proposing a 435-thousand dollar fine against the airline.
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( darya ) coming up... parents upset after a high school releases it's yearbook. see what's next to their son's picture that has them considering a lawsuit. and later... the cleveland cavaliers are now in the bay area for the n-b-a finals. we have a preview of game one coming up. and after the break... suspensions are handed down after the giants memorial day brawl. how long the team could be without one of their big bullpen pitchers. and here's a live look outside...bay bridge.
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( robin ) major hot spot in san jose nb 101 at bernal accident blocking the two left lanes. a crash in sf on wb 80 fremont st, slow from the eastern span
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( darya ) now to bay area baseball... the giants learning that pitcher hunter strickland will be suspended for 6 games following the memorial day brawl.( mark ) nationals star bryce harper received a four game suspension. both are appealing their suspension. the two teams playing again last night. jeff samardzija struggled, he gets his 7th loss of the season. the nationals win 6 to 3. the giants will look to take at least a game in this series. first pitch for tonight set for 7:15. matt cain gets the start for the giants. ( darya ) meanwhile, the oakland a's in cleveland to take on the indians. the a's had a three nothing lead to start the game, but then
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sonny gray got hammered. he gives up 7 hits and 7 runs in less than five innings of work. the indians win it 9 to 4. oakland has lost four games in a row. game three of the four game series set for 3:10 this afternoon. sean manaea will start for the green and gold. ( mark ) and here are some of the stories we are working on for the kron four morning news at six... police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a man in vallejo. we'll have a live report coming up... ( mark ) plus... a teacher's aid is arrested after a deadly stabbing in the bay area. we'll tell you which local school she worked at. ( darya ) and... president trump's cellphone is drawing security concerns, and it has nothing to do with his twitter account.... we'll explain up ahead. (james) your bay area forecast is after the break.
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here's a quick look at the top stories we're following this morning... the city of oakland has reached a settlement in the o-p-d sex scandal. the city council voted to pay jasmine abuslin... formerly known as celeste guap... nearly a million dollars. abuslin claimed she was victimized and exploited by oakland police officers when she was under age.( darya ) there is investigation underway to figure out what went wrong on the three story water slide in dublin. cal-osha is leading the investigation into why a 10- year-old boy was ejected. cal-osha did an inspection in
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april before the park opened and say the slide had a total of 17 problems. ( mark ) an argument gets out of control on a bart train. it's not clear when the argument happened... but video of it was posted on monday. at one point witnesses say someone spit at the two men you see in the video. bart police say this incident was not reported to them but they are investigating. ( mark )( darya )( robin ) checking bay area roads before you head out the door.. bay bridge wb 80 accident cleared near fremont street. is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101.. richmond bridge drive
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less than 20 min from the toll to 101
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(james)we're waking up to cloudy and cool conditions this wednesday morning with temperatures in the 50s. light showers fell in the east bay overnight. weather gauges are showing .01 - .02" since midnight. that chance of light rain will continue throughout the morning commute then disappear after mid morning. this afternoon should be partly cloudy with high temps reaching the upper 50s at the coast, to low 70s by the bay, and mid 70s inland. some of our warmest spots in the east and south bay will climb to the upper 70s. beyond today, temperatures are expected to rise friday and saturday into the low 80s inland. then another system will bring clouds and cooler
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( mark ) a northern california man faces hate crime and other charges following an attack in clearlake. police arrested anthony hammond over the weekend following a standoff. hammond is accused attacking a black man with a machete after yelling racial slurs. the victim survived the attack but is not being identified. hammond reportedly threatened to kill a police officer and his family while being taken to jail. ( darya ) a texas family is considering a lawsuit after their son was labeled "ugly" in the school yearbook. steven seal's yearbook picture has an arrow pointing at it with a quote calling him ugly. it is just one of several offensive comments which made it into the 20-17 yearbook at
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this high school in humble, texas. school officials admit the quotes were not vetted properly. the yearbook editor says he simply screened quotes for profanity but anything else was fair game. he says he submitted them to administrators back in november. ( darya ) the texas school district says it will continue to distribute the yearbooks. ( darya ) we are now just one day away from game one of the n-b-a finals. the cleveland cavaliers arrived in the bay area yesterday.( mark ) and while they were flying in, the warriors were busy practicing in downtown oakland. mark carpenter has a preview of game one. it's been more than a week since the warriors clinched the west, so naturally, the team is getting a little antsy to get to game 1. until we
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arrive at that point, some players are finding their own special ways to pass the time. "well house of cards just came out today on netflix, so i'm gonna probably watch that today and hang out with my brother." "i'm watching gotham right now actually. that's my tv series for the finals, i just started, my brother was watching it long before me, he's actually on season 3, but i just started season 1 yesterday." nothing like some good binge-watching to relax the mind, especially when you have to prepare for a team that has lebron james. the reigning finals mvp...semmingly playing better than last postseason as he's averaging 32-points, 8- rebounds and 7-assists. "you can't stop lebron. he's gonna score. he's gonna get others involved. he's gonna make others score, so you try to make it tough on him. you try to make him work as best as you can to get him off of his sweet spot, so he doesn't have an easy game." "you just try to challenge him and not get discouraged. he's gonna make shots, he's gonna shoot tough ones, but just let him know that you are gonna come back down the next play and play the same type of defense. you can't get discouraged with guys like that. him or kyrie. they can score in bunches and they can score so easily, just gotta try to make it tough on them." it's a good thing the warriors have a few guys capable of scoring just as easily--including kd and steph curry."i think our chemistry has grown over the
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year and it's only getting better. you know we gonna have to be big for us, in order for us to win this series and we both know that so we gotta come out and work hard everyday in practice, in shootarounds and once the game comes just let it all hang out and go play." game 1...goes off thursday night at oracle arena. ( mark ) coming up on the kron four morning news... a bay area company is releasing new technology to help you catch thieves. coming up at six... we'll show you how it works. and after the break... a dive instructor jumps into the ocean and what he finds leads to a once in a lifetime experience. we will show you the video coming up.
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♪ ♪ the best way to get together is with a treat you make together. ♪ ♪ this... a dive instructor in
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florida goes for a swim and ends up surrounded by nearly 3 dozen whales. he said has he was jumping in he noticed
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to a large group of pilot whales. he called it the highlight of his life. he says he has been a dive instructor for 17 years and has never seen so many whales in one place before. he says normally pilot wales are by themselves or in groups of two or three. now he says he wants to show the video so others can see the wonder of nature. ( darya ) giants fans and coffee lovers had a surprise when they went to peet's coffee in the ferry building: ( darya ) giants fans formed a long line to get their cup of joe from hunter pence yesterday. pence and his wife were guest barista's for about an hour. the idea is to promote peet's giants clubhouse blend... a portion of those proceeds go towards the giants community fund that
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helps underserved kids and communities. denard span was also serving up coffee at a peet's coffee in the marina. the goal is to raise 10- thousand dollars. ( mark ) coming up in the next hour... dozens of people arrested during police stings in two bay area cities. we will tell you who police were targeting. and a plane headed for s-f-o is forced to make an emergency landing. find out what caught fire on the plane.( james ) and we are tracking a little bit of rain this morning. i will have the details coming up. .
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overnight... a big development in the oakland police sex scandal. the decision the city reached just hours ago. ( lydia ) a man killed
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overnight in a hit and run. i will tell you where it happened coming up. ( averi ) and we have new information on the investigation into the water slide at an east bay water park. the new questions about whether the slide should have ever been allowed to open. ( james ) and we are tracking a chance of rain on your morning commute. i will have more on the timing of the (darya) good morning i'm darya folsom..(mark) and i'm mark danon. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... (james)we're waking up to cloudy and cool conditions this wednesday morning with temperatures in the 50s. light showers fell in the east bay
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overnight. weather gauges are showing .01 - .02" since midnight. that chance of light rain will continue throughout the morning commute then disappear after mid morning. this afternoon should be partly cloudy no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf.
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( mark ) breaking overnight... the city of oakland has reached a large settlement with the woman at the center of the o-p-d sex scandal.( darya ) anny hong is following the latest from the breaking news desk. anny. (anny) the oakland city council voted early this morning to pay jasmine abuslin... formerly known as celeste guap... nearly a million dollars. abuslin claimed she was victimized and exploited by oakland police officers when she was under age. the investigation led oakland to go through three police chiefs. four current or former officers are also facing charges in the scandal. abuslin was originally looking for 66- million dollars. oakland's city attorney recommended that the city settle for just under a million dollars. around 2 this morning, the oakland city council approved a 989- thousand dollar settlement.
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she has also field claims against richmond, livermore and san francisco. back to you in the studio. . ( darya ) also breaking overnight... police are looking for a hit-and-run drver who killed a man in vallejo.( mark ) kron 4's lydia pantazes is live outside the vallejo police station this morning with the details. lydia. ( lydia )when police got to the scene they found 51-year old earnest howard unresponsive.he was later pronounced dead at the scene. investigators say the driver took off.(take map)this happened just after 9:30 last night on colombia parkway north of tennessee street in vallejo.thats where officers found 51-year-old earnest howard of vallejo unresponsive in the street. police say howard was struck by a vehicle in the southbound lane as he attempted to cross columbus parkway, and was thrown into the northbound lane. the driver then took off.officers are working to determine if alcohol, drugs or any distractions contributed to the accident.if you have any information on this case or saw anything please call the vallejo police department. reporting live in vallejo lydia pantazes kron4 news. ( mark ) thanks lydia. we will check back with you through out the morning.
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( darya ) just days after child flew off a brand new water slide in dublin... there are questions about whether the slide should have ever opened in the first place. ( mark ) kron 4's averi harper is live outside the park in dublin this morning with the latest on the investigation. averi. ( averi )the water slide here at the wave park in dublin remains closed while investigators try to figure out what caused a boy to be ejected from a water slide. take a look at this shocking video. it happened in saturday shortly after the park opened. you see a 10 year old boy sent flying off over the side of the emerald plunge slide and onto the concrete.that boy miraculously walked away with only scratches and it expected to be okay. cal osha is taking the lead on the investigation. before the slide opened, it had to meet several requirements and pass numerous tests. documents reveal that
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there were initially 17 problems with the slide.each had to be remedied before the slide could open. cal osha did an inspection friday the day before this happened.we spoke with an investigator. ( averi ) the model of the slide is a popular one. we reached out to the manufacturer-- whitewater west-- they say they have an engineer working with water park staff to figure out why this all happened. mark, darya. ( darya ) thanks averi. we will check back with you through out the morning.
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áááá up before i knock you the áááá out.natsot - did this áááá just spit on me? i will fade you>( darya ) a story you will only see on kron four.. an argument gets out of control on a bart train. it's not clear when the argument happened... but it was posted on monday. at one point witnesses say someone spit at the two men you see in the video. bart police say this incident was not reported to them... but they recommmend reaching out to bart p-d through the bart watch app or the intercom inside the car. ( darya ) bart officials are looking into what happened. there are cameras installed on all but 2 dozen trains. by the end of next month, all train cars are expected to have cameras. ( mark ) a plane heading to s-f-o from j-f-k airport in new york had to be diverted to michigan after a laptop caught fire. this happened last night. officials say a
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lithium computer battery malfunctioned. people noticed smoke coming from a bag holding someone's laptop. the fire was put out before the plane landed. no one was hurt. ( mark ) san jose police say a san jose state university student lied about being kidnapped and forced to drive 500- miles north to oregon. we reported last night that the woman was found running along a road near bandon, oregon. the 22- year- old told police she was kidnapped at knifepoint and the man told her to drive. she said her car eventually ran out of gas. police now say she has admitted making the whole story up. ( darya ) an east bay community is mourning again after two more young lives were lost. the two teenagers who died in this crash on memorial day in alameda went to school in the new haven unified school district in union city. the 17-year olds have been identified as brianna ortega and simon sotelo. these deaths come after three other students in the district died recently. one of those tragedies, just a
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few weeks ago on mothers day. counselors were brought in to help students and staff members. 7 people were inside the truck at the time of the accident. police say speed is likely what caused the crash. ( darya ) police confirm that a man who was shot and killed by officers in vacaville was unarmed. it happened monday morning when police discovered a honda civic was stolen from davis. police say they tried to pull the car over but it took off. the chase began on interstate-80 and ended at the retail outlets. shortly after the car came to a halt shots were fired, killing the suspect. police have not identified the man involved. ( mark ) dozens of people are being charged with prostitution related crimes after two undercover stings in the bay area. police arrested 27 people in san jose between may 23rd and the 27th. undercover officers solicited dates from suspected prostitutes and female officers posed as prostitutes in a reverse "john" decoy operation. none of the
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people arrested are believed to be involved in human trafficking. in the east bay... hawayrd police say they arrested nine men in a prostitution sting. the operation happened back in april. the men responded to an online ad and agreed to meet prostitutes at a hayward motel who turned out to be undercover police officers. ( mark ) in the north bay... despite protests from some neighbors, the novato school district approved a measure to install lights on its athletic fields at san marin high school. it was approved late last night during a meeting at the high school. putting up the lights will cost the district over a million dollars, plus an additional 250-thousand dollars for a new p-a system. while a majority of the crowd was in favor of the lights, some neighbors who live nearby felt the money should be spent in the classroom, not on the sports fields. ( mark ) the latest those lights
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will stay on is until 9:00 at night for football games. < "free speech or die, portland! you got no safe place! this is america! get out if you don't like free speech!" >( mark ) still ahead ... the man accused of killing two men on a train goes on a rant in the middle of court. why he says he is a patriot and not a criminal.( anny @ flash ) plus... we continue following breaking news out of afghanistan.... dozens killed in a bombing near the u-s embassy. i'll show you new video from the scene.( darya ) plus... a teacher's aid is arrested after a deadly stabbing in the bay area. we'll tell you which local school ( james ) tracking your bay area forecast... ( robin ) tracking your morning commute.
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welcome back. lets get a check of weather and traffic this morning.
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(james)we're waking up to cloudy and cool conditions this wednesday morning with temperatures in the 50s. light showers fell in the east bay overnight. weather gauges are showing .01 - .02" since midnight. that chance of light rain will continue throughout the morning commute then disappear after mid morning. this afternoon should be partly cloudy with high temps reaching the upper 50s at the coast, to low 70s by the bay, and mid 70s inland. some of our warmest spots in the east and south bay will climb to the upper 70s. beyond
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today, temperatures are expected to rise friday and saturday into the low 80s inland. then another system will bring clouds and cooler weather for sunday. no major hot spots. an mateo bridge less then 30 min
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( mark ) happening today... police are holding a community meeting to discuss safety concerns after a deadly stabbing at a san francisco park. the attacker is still on the loose this morning. 33-year-old giovanny alvarez was stabbed and killed last thursday at bernal heights park. police have released few details about the stabbing, but they do not believe it was a random attack. police are expected to share what is known about the murder and discuss community safety issues at the meeting. it starts at 6:00 tonight at the bernal heights neighborhood center. ( darya ) police arrested a preschool teacher's aide accused of stabbing a man to death in san francisco. that is according to the associated press. the stabbing happened early monday morning in san francisco's outer misison neighborhood. 52-year-old lyris wolfe was arrested near the scene of the crime. 45-year-old aaron johnson was killed. wolfe was a teacher's aide at the
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"charles drew early education program." she is now on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of the case. ( darya ) breaking news we are following this morning. nearly 100 people killed and hundreds of others injured after an explosion in afghanistan. anny hong is at the breaking news desk with the details. anny. (anny) the explosion happened early this morning near the u-s and german embassies in the city of kabul. at least 80 people were killed and 300 injured. this is new video the scene just into the kron 4 newsroom this morning. afghan officials say the death toll is expected to rise. officials say this is supposed to be a highly secure diplomatic area of the city. police say the blast was the result of a suicide bomber who packed explosives into a car. a spokesman for the american embassy issued a statement saying the u-s embassy did not appear to be the target. investigators say the explosion happened during the morning rush hour.. a time when the streets were packed with commuters. many civilians may have died in the attack. . so far
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nobody has claimed responsibility for the explosion and the taliban is denying involvement. the blast, which came a few days into the muslim holy month of ramadan, was one of the deadliest to hit the afghan capital in recent years. back to you in the newsroom. . ( mark ) the man accused of killing two men on a train in portland, oregon made his first court appearance.( darya ) and during that hearing, jeremy christian yelled out that he was a patriot. reid binion has the details. jeremy joseph christian / murder suspect: "free speech or die, portland! you got no safe place! this is america! get out if you don't like free speech!"the suspect in last week's fatal stabbing on a portland train......launching into an angry rant in court tuesday.jeremy joseph christian / murder suspect: "you call it terrorism. i call it patriotism. you hear me?! die!"jeremy joseph christian -- arraigned on multiple charges -- including murder... ...for allegedly stabbing two men to death on a portland light rail car friday.the deadly encounter played out after police say christian
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began yelling racial and religious slurs......at a teenage girl and her friend... who was wearing a hijab. bystanders spoke up in defense of the girls... and a confrontation ensued.destinee mangum, targeted with hate speech: "this white male from the back of us was like 'he's talking to you guys?' and he's like, 'you guys -- you can't disrespect these young ladies like that.'"officials say christian pulled out a knife and attacked the men. 23-year-old taliesin namkai meche... and 53-year-old ricky best died from their injuries. another man stabbed while defending the girls -- watching from the front row at the suspect's hearing.micah fletcher's neck wound -- just a few millimeters away from being fatal, according to doctors.micah fletcher / stabbing victim: "i was very scared that i was not going to see any of the people i love again, and i am very fortunate to have the opportunity to get to still be in their lives." i'm reid binion reporting. ( mark ) president trump is handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly. the invitation breaks diplomatic protocol and is raising concerns about the
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security and secrecy of his communications. president trump urged leaders of canada and mexico to reach him on his cellphone. that is according to u-s officials. president trump also exchanged numbers with french president emmanuel macron when the two spoke immediately after macron's victory earlier this month. ( darya ) the tennessee teacher charged with fleeing the state with a 15-year-old student pleaded not guilty in federal court. 50-year-old tad cummins is charged with taking a minor across state lines for sex, and obstruction of justice. cummins and his former student, elizabeth thomas disapeared in march, and were found 39 days later outside a cabin near redding. cummins' layers argued in a preliminary hearing that thomas went with him willingly. he faces 10 years to life in prison.
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go to sleepnumber.com for a store near you. and here's a live look outside... san mateo bridge. (robin) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( darya ) "nest labs" is adding google's facial recognition technology to its home- security camera.( mark ) the palo alto based
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company unveiled its new security camera. it's "nest's" first device to include human-like skills that google has been programming into its computers.( darya ) the camera costs almost three-hundred-dollars, but you have to pay an additions 10- dollars per month for the facial recognition technology. ( mark ) "nest" can use google's artificial intelligence technology since they are both owned by the same parent company, "alphabet inc." ( darya ) americans throw away nearly 40-percent of the food they buy every year. that is according to johns hopkins university.( mark ) it found that if americans recovered all the food they threw away, they could give a two-thousand calorie diet to 84-percent of the world's population.( darya ) researchers say many people do not know a lot about food safety, and would rather be safe than sorry. people end up throwing away food before
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it would actually make them sick. ( mark ) it also found that 60-percent of people surveyed threw away food because they want the freshest, most nutritious food. ( mark ) still ahead... parents demanding changes in an east bay school district. why they say the district is not doing enough to prevent bullying.( will ) jury deliberations begin in the penalty phase of the trial for the man convicted of killing sierra lamar. i am live in san jose with more on the jury's tough decision.( james ) and some light rain in the forecast. your bay area forecast is next. .
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on wall street, the standard & poor's 500 index lost 2.91 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,412.91. the dow jones industrial average
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fell 50.81 points, or 0.2 percent, to 21,029.47. the nasdaq composite dipped 7 points, or 0.1 percent, to 6,203.19. (mark)(darya) lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... (james)we're waking up to cloudy and cool conditions this wednesday morning with temperatures in the 50s. light showers fell in the east bay overnight. weather gauges are showing .01 - .02" since midnight. that chance of light rain will continue throughout the morning commute then disappear after mid morning. this should be partly cloudy with high temps reaching the upper 50s at the
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coast, no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( mark ) happening today... jury deliberations begin in the penalty phase of the trial for the man convicted of killing sierra lamar.( darya ) kron 4's will tran is live in san jose this morning with more on the
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decision the jury is facing. will. ( will ) the long running trial of the man convicted in murder of sierra lamar is nearing an end. closing arguments in the penalty phase of the trial got underway yesterday. attorneys for garcia- torres asked the jury to show him mercy by sentencing him to life in prison without parole. the prosecution argues that the death penalty is the only fair and just sentence for sierra lamar and her family.
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jury deliberated just two days before reaching a decision in the guilt phase of the trial. analyst steven clark says the penalty phase in a capitol case like this, deciding whether someone lives or dies, is the toughest decision any jury is asked to make.
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( darya ) the jury in the murder trial of three santa clara county jail gaurds accused of beating a mentally ill inmate to death will also continue their deliberations this morning. the jury got the case last week. michael tyree was found dead in his cell with a ruptured spleen at san jose's main jail in 20-15. jereh lubrin, rafael rodriguez and rafael jereh lubrin, in 20-15. jose's main jail spleen at san ruptured found dead in tyree was michael week. michael tyree was found dead in his cell with a ruptured spleen at san jose's main jail in 20-15. jereh lubrin, rafael rodriguez and matthew farris are the deputies who could face life in prison if convicted. ( mark ) in the east bay... some parents and students are demanding a zero tolerance policy for bullying. ( darya ) anny hong is here with more on some of the recent incidents at san ramon
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valley high school. anny? ( anny @ land ) a student video taped a classmate using the restroom at that high school. although the student was arrested for invasion of privacy, that student was allowed to return to school after a short suspension. this is the latest in a string controversial incidents in the san ramon unified school district...dating back to last year including racist graffiti on bathroom walls. some view the incidents as bullying, racially insensitive and anti-islam. ( anny @ land ) the district superintendent and the school board released a
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statement saying that they are committed to protecting the students and that they have policies in place that prohibit bullying. ( mark ) a man and his husband say they are traumatized... after one of the men was raped in a sacramento park restroom. steven clouse... who has autism and cerebral palsy was at the park when he says he was attacked. he says four guys came up to him...and started exposing themselves. he says he tried to ignore them... hoping they would go away but they never did. he says they then followed him into a restroom... pulled out a knife and sexually assaulted him. sacramento police say they are investigating but so far they have not made any arrests. ( mark ) former national security adviser michael flynn says he will provide ásome of the documents requested by the senate intelligence committee. flynn initially refused to comply with senate subpoenas. but flynn negotiated a deal with senators, who agreed to ask for fewer documents. flynn will still provide all documents related to his business, but only some of his personal ones. he was facing a deadline yesterday set by senators looking into russian interference in the
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u-s election. the first batch of documents will be handed over to them by june sixth. ( mark ) kron four's stanley roberts was in san francisco's financial district catching drivers making illegal u-turns.( darya ) that's in this morning's edition of "people behaving badly." there is a right way and a wrong way to get around in san francisco nats: ambiance this u-turn in front or should i say behind the cable cars at california and davis is the wrong way the driver this is an uber driver and needed to pick up a fare ambiance welcome to san francisco's financial district which is really one giant business district which basically means no u-turns nats ambiance however since people like to make up their own rules like running red lights nats ambiance and ignoring no turn signs. you end up getting people doing what every they feel such as making their own turn lanes and of course illegal u-turns nats: ambiance it really wasn't hard to find drivers making u-turns that were not in the intersection but more like in questionable spotsnats: ambiance for example this uber driver if stopped to pick up a passenger
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then shortely afwards the driver flips a uturn across the cable car tracksnats: ambiance the driver in the van also flips a u-turn so close to the intersection but not in the intersection all so the driver could get a parking space in the opposite direction nats: ambiance this drivers driver across the cable car island and takes off nat: ambiancedispite the fact that u-turns are not permitted not many people are paying attention and they usually don't until there is someone with a ticket book in hand and who knows that may actually happen shortly . but want do i knowin san francisco stanley roberts kron 4 news ( anny @ land ) coming up... parents upset after a high school releases it's yearbook. see what's next to their son's picture that has them considering a lawsuit. ( mark ) and... we'll tell you about the new rules california lawmakers are considering when it comes pet stores. that's after the
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break. and here's a live look outside... golden gate bridge. there's a place like no other... where a walk down main street... where a walk down main street... blah blah blah .. hey! the name's rocket and i need your help! the collector has trapped my friends, the guardians of the galaxy in this weird...freakshow... check it out...this is the joint we're in... and we need you to help us break out! got it?...good...now move it!...i gotta go! ...here there is magic for days! spots. bay bridge wb 80 is
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less then 30 min from the maze to sf. an accident in the maze wb 580 at 24, slowing down traffic
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( darya ) california may ban pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits unless they are rescue animals.( mark ) lawmakers voted to approve the bill yesterday, sending it to the state senate. it would prevent pet stores from selling animals bred in puppy mills and other mass-breeding operations.( darya ) lawmakers say those operations transport and house animals in inhumane conditions. opponents of the bill say the measure could
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hurt small pet shops. ( darya ) pack a piece of chocolate in your lunch today. there are new health benefits associated with chocolate. doctors say chocolate eaters have a reduced risk of developing an irregular heart beat.( mark ) a new study found that people who ate between two and 6 ounces of chocolate each week reduced the risk of irregular heart beat by 20 percent.( darya ) doctors say it is important to stress that it is the cocoa in the chocolate that provides the benefits and that dark chocolate is better because it has the most cocoa.( mark ) they say to be careful with milk chocolate because it has more dairy and sugar... which can contribute gain. ( mark ) coming up... suspensions are handed down after the giants memorial day brawl. how long the team could be without one of their big bullpen pitchers. (james) and i'm tracking your morning forecast. what to expect as you head out the door right after the break. .
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we're coming up on 6:45... here's a quick look at the top stories we're following this morning... the city of oakland has reached a settlement in the o-p-d sex scandal. the city council voted to pay jasmine abuslin... formerly known as celeste guap... nearly a million dollars. abuslin claimed she was victimized and exploited by oakland police officers when she was under age.( darya ) there is investigation underway to figure out what went wrong on the three story water slide in dublin. cal-osha is leading the investigation into why a 10- year-old boy was ejected. cal-osha did an inspection in april before the park opened and say the slide had a total of 17 problems. ( mark ) an argument gets out of control on a bart train. it's not clear when the argument happened... but video of it was posted on monday. at one point witnesses say someone spit at the two men you see in the video. bart police say this incident
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was not reported to them but they are investigating. (mark)(darya) welcome back. lets get a check of weather and traffic... (james)we're waking up to cloudy and cool conditions this wednesday morning with temperatures in the 50s. light showers fell in the east bay overnight. weather gauges are showing .01 - .02" since midnight. that chance of light rain will continue throughout the morning commute then disappear after mid morning. this afternoon should be partly cloudy with high temps reaching the upper 50s at the coast, to low 70s by
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the bay, and mid 70s inland. some of our warmest spots in the east and south bay will climb to the upper 70s. beyond today, temperatures are expected to rise friday and saturday into the low 80s inland. then another system will bring clouds and cooler weather for sunday.
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o tain 3 due to an earlier rock slide. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. .bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( mark ) three-out-of four americans do not believe the republican health bill has fulfilled most of president trump's promises. that is according to a new poll released from a nonpartisan group. even among republicans, only 30-percent said the republican bill delivers on all or most of
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president trump's promises. the bill is now in the senate. in the poll, only eight-percent of people said the senate should pass the house bill as it is. ( mark ) president trump is expected to roll back portions of the cuba policy put in place by president obama. in july of 2015-- president obama announced that the united states would restore diplomatic relations with cuba. in 2016 - the u-s treasury department further loosened restrictions... including allowing u-s travelers to engage in individual educational tours of cuba. president trump is not expected to reverse all of president obama's changes... but he could announce that the united states would no longer make unilateral concessions to cuba... and demand cuba release u-s fugitives who received political asylum on the island. ( mark ) a texas family is considering a lawsuit after how their son was labeled in the school yearbook.( darya ) anny hong has more on this potential lawsuit. anny. ( anny @ land ) steven seal's yearbook picture has an arrow pointing at it with a quote calling him ugly. it
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is just one of several offensive comments which made it into the 20-17 yearbook at this high school in humble, texas. school officials admit the quotes were not vetted properly. the yearbook editor says he simply screened quotes for profanity but anything else was fair game. he says he submitted them to administrators back in november. ( anny @ land ) the texas school district says it will continue to distribute the yearbooks. ( darya ) now to bay area baseball... the giants learning that pitcher hunter strickland will be suspended for 6 games following the memorial day brawl.( mark ) nationals star bryce harper received a four game suspension. the two teams playing again last night. jeff samardzija struggled, he gets his 7th loss of the
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season. the nationals win 6 to 3. the giants will look to take at least a game in this series. first pitch for tonight set for 7:15. matt cain gets the start for the giants. ( darya ) meanwhile, the oakland a's in cleveland to take on the indians. the a's had a three nothing lead to start the game, but then sonny gray got hammered. he gives up 7 hits and 7 runs in less than five innings of work. the indians win it 9 to 4. oakland has lost four games in a row. game three of the four game series set for 3:10 this afternoon. sean manaea will start for the green and gold. (mark) stocks are opening with tiny gains on wall street as technology stocks again take the lead. the standard & poor's 500 index inched up 1 point, less than 0.1 percent, to 2,41. the dow jones industrial average slipped 2 points, less than 0.1 percent, to the nasdaq 13 points, or 0.2 percent, to ( darya ) coming up in kron four news at seven... a toddler is out of the hospital after falling from a second story window...
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hear who the family is blaming for the fall. and... a complete stranger helps out a soldier stranded at the airport. that story is after the break. we'll be back as the kron 4 morning news continues... and here's a live look who are these people? the energy conscious people among us say small actions can add up to something... humongous. a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear. who are all these caretakers, advocates too? turns out, it's californians it's me and it's you. don't stop now, it's easy to add to the routine. join energy upgrade california and do your thing. a stranger bought a
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soldier's plane ticket while he was waiting at the airport on standby. keaton tilson was trying to visit his family near saint louis over the memorial day weekend. he was stuck for two days at a dallas aiport, hoping to fly standby. that is when a complete stranger offered to buy his ticket.
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mess isn't left for the janitors though; underclassmen are the ones who clean it all up. (darya) ahead in gary's world.... the warriors cool, calm and collective before tomorrow's big game. plus what did a tennis player do at the french open that made the reporter want to punch him. and the fall out from the giants fight.( mark ) plus... president trump expected to follow through on one of his big campaign promises. the major announcement he is expected to make regarding the paris climate agreement. and... police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a man in vallejo. kron four's lydia pantazes has a live report coming up....
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( lydia ) a man killed overnight in a hit and run. i will tell you where it happened coming up. ( averi ) and we have new information on the investigation into the water slide at an east bay water park. the new questions about whether the slide should have ever been allowed to open. ( anny ) breaking news this morning... white house officials say president trump expected to withdraw the us from the paris climate accord. i'll have the details. ( james ) and we are tracking a chance of rain on your morning commute. i will have more on the timing of the rain coming up. (darya) good morning i'm darya folsom..(mark) and i'm mark danon. lets start the morning with a check of weather

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