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in concord, where according to c-h-p investigators witnesses spotted a man matching wilson's description running away from a car that slammed into vehicle killing two little boys ages 5 and 10.also injuring their mother and critically injuring their 3- month-old baby brother pastor tyrone duckett says he knows lumuel wilson very well and describes him as a man who has been a regular member of his church in oakland for the past 7-yearsthat is why pastor duckett finds it hard to contemplate the what is alleged heresaturday morning wilson checked into a local hospital. c-h-p investigators say it was there that they linked his dna to evidence found at the scene. in addition to the two boys who were killed in the accident, their mother was hospitalized with major injuries. she has since been released. however their 3-month-old bay brother remains in critical condition at childrens hospital in
oakland...haaziq madyun kron4news (vicki) happening now.. police are investigating two different, deadly crashes... that happened on i-80 during this morning's commute (steve) and they were both within about a mile of each other. kron four's spencer blake is live in san pablonear the san pablo dam road exit. spencer, where did each of these accidents happen? 7 both close to where i am.7 one near san pablo dam road7 other near el portal drive 7 take a look at the map, see how close together they were.and there was only about 15 minutes between cleanup from the first accident and when the second accident happened. 7 about 4 am when a driver spun out of control7 wrong way near center median, lights off 7 got out of car, another car
couldn't avoid hitting the first one.7 first driver, lindche tran, died at the scene.7 then, before 6:30, a motorcyclist, nicholas brown, got hit by a semi truck on same stretch of i-80.7 brown killed at the scene7 yellow cab, white trailer.7 stopped for a few minutes, took off.7 c-h-p still looking for that truck. stopped a truck matching description, don't think it was the one that hit and killed nicholas brown.c-h-p still looking for information anyone may have.live in san pablo, spencer blake, kron four news.
(vicki) a man killed after speeding away from an attempted traffic stop is now identified as javier mercado. police tried pulling over the 26 year old in daly city early saturday around 4 a-m. but mercado did not stop. because he was going so fast, the officer did not chase him. but his car was found nearby a short time later. mercado had crashed into a pole. the south san francisco resident died at the scene. (vicki) a southern california father accused of killing his five year old son has pleaded not guilty. aramazd andressian junior went missing two months ago after police say he went to disneyland with his father. the boy's body was found on friday near a lake in santa barbara county. andressian senior was initially arrested then released in the boy's disappearance. detectives arrested him again last week in las vegas on suspicion of murder. police have said the alleged
motive for the killing is a "tumultuous divorce" andressian is being held on 10-million dollars bail. (steve) a frightening scene in boston today - when a taxi driver plowed into acrowd of people....injuring 10 of them.. (vicki) catherine heenan is here with the latest details...including the fact the incidentappears to have been an accident.. (catherine) when it first happened....the re were a lot of questions. partly because there have been recent terror incidents where a vehicle was used to injure people.. but authorities say this does 'not' appear to be intentional.. this was the scene at boston's airport....where some of the 10 people hit were badly injured. tonight we learned that the victims were the driver's fellow cabbies....who'd beenstanding outside a building at the airport's cab pool...waiting for their next assignments. police say the 56-year- old driver apparently stepped on the gas - instead of the brake. one of the victims has 'serious' injuries.....three others have
less serious but 'significant' injuries. investigators say they're still looking into what happened....but there's no evidence that this was anything but operator error... vicki and steve? (steve) valero is suing p-g-and-e--- claiming an abrupt power outage caused 75- million dollars in damage to the benicia refinery. the lawsuit claims p-g-and -e shut off electricity without prior notice. valero says the sudden loss of power forced an emergency shutdown of the refinery. it also triggered extensive flaring that sent black smoke pouring into the sky. and resulted in valero being fined. in response to the lawsuit p-g-and-e says a third=party firm is reviewing the outage. (vicki) happening now... the count down has begun and all systems are go for independence day fireworks shows across the bay area. among the shows we'll be bringing to you tomorrow night is the one from downtown san jose. kron four's rob fladeboe is live with more on what we can expect. rob?
(rob live) i'm here at the children's discovery museum amid what can can only be described as the launch pad for the big show. they are empty now, but by this time tomorrow, these 400 mortars will be loaded and ready for liftoff. sot highlights from 2016 fireworks showif you thought last year's annual rotary club fireworks show was awesome, wait tillthis year says pyro spectacular's dan moy, who will be at the controls.sot dan moy/pyro spectacular operator"...they will not be disappointed, it's going to be a wonderful show, we had a
great show last year and we're going to do it again this year..."the pyro spectacular crew spent the day unloading and setting up the racks that hold themortars that will be loaded tomorrow morning. then, right around 9:30, one by one, operator moy will send them skyward in a carefully planned show set to music. elsewhere in downtown san jose. viewers should watch for shells that mimic flowers and insects along with a few surprises year.dan moy/pyro spectacular"we'll have willow trees so when they go up, they burst and then hang down like the branches on a weeping willow, we'll have smiley faces, and 3-d cubes and lots of flowers like chrysanthemums and also some bee's that will
be buzzing around up there...' (rob live) discovery meadows will open at 5....there will be some enterrainment here in the form of live music. parking will be scarce so people are encouraged to take public transportation. vta will be running special trains and buses before and after the show. live in san jose rob fladeboe kron 4 news (steve) with the countdown to the fourth of july underway, crews in san francisco are prepping for the big fireworks display out on the bay. here you can see some of the 30 pyro technicians setting up the morters and the aerial shells that will be shot up
into the air tomorrow night. the company in charge of setting of the fireworks say there are dealing with between 15 and 20 tons of explosive material that will translate into 10-thousand effects in the sky. it's a job that took months of planning and can't be rushed. "it's always dangerous when you're around explosives. it's like a controlled environment.we understand the challenges in the safe if it's necessary to make this work so we are constantly maintain that safety throughout the whole process. but we're just very careful fortunately we have a great safety record and we're proud of that but it's always on your mind"(steve) the fireworks are being setup on two barges that will be located off aquatic park and pier 39. the show starts at 9:30 tuesday night and will wrap up right before 10 pm. (vicki) and if you don't feel like leaving the comfort of your own home... you can catch the pier 39 fireworks
show right here on kron four news. kron four will be bring you fireworks from across the bay area and the nation. 'july 4-th live' kicks off tuesday night at 9:00, right here on the bay area's news station. (steve) big news for warriors fans. kevin durant agrees to a new deal with the warriors.... find out how long he plans to stick around in the bay area - coming up on kron four news at five. (vicki) then, "go back to california". a couple in portland wakes up to find their home and car covered in graffiti. who they say is responsible for the vandalism.(steve) and next, new jersey governor chris christie is feeling the burn tonight. why photos of him laying out at the beach with his family has so many people upset. (brittney) i'm chief meteorologist brittney shipp, i'll have your full bay area forecast after the break.
vicki )new jersey's governor chris christie getting burned for sunbathing.the governor and his family had the beach to themselves because all state beaches have been closed due to a government shutdown. before the pictures surfaced, christie had insisted he had not been in the sun. "i did not get any sun today. no, there is no one at island beach state park. there are no lifeguards, no one to pick up the garbage, there's no one providing any services at island beach state park.next, next, excuse me next. next. i'm done. that was before the pictures came out in the state capital's newspaper.a spokesman later insisted that
christie was on the beach only briefly before heading into the office.the spokesman said he did not get any sun because he had a baseball hat on. (steve)the man governor christie supported for president is also drawing media outrage.(vicki)donald trump appears to be enjoying it. catherine heenan is here with the latest. (catherine) in any other year this would be a quiet time in the capital. congress is in recess - while the country pauses to celebrate the nation's birthday. but the president's escalating war with the media seems to have trumped patriotism. "the fake media is trying to silence us but we we will not let them." a verbal tirade at an event meant to honor america's veterans ahead of the fourth of july "the fake media tried to stop us from going to the white house but i'm president and they're not."on twitter a barrage of
anti- media attacks over the holiday weekend. ... including a bizarre video doctored to show him pummeling a man with a cnn logo over his face.nats "it is an incitement to violence." "very disturbing. there's nothing lighthearted about it whatsoever."cnn released condemned the video, saying it is a sad day when the president of the united states encourages violence against reporters. instead of preparing for his overseas trip, his first meeting with vladimir putin, dealing with north korea and working on his health care bill, he is involved in juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office. we will keep doing our jobs. he should start doing his.the president returns to washington from new jersey tonight.tomorrow he hosts military families for the fourth of july before leaving for europe wednesday.thursday the president will make a stop in poland before arriving at the g20 on friday. perhaps the most anticipated meeting-- his first face-to- face with russian president vladimir putin.we don't know if it will be a long bilateral meeting or a shorter pull-aside at this stage. those details haven't been set so in part that format of that meeting will dictate what they discuss and
how they discuss it. (catherine) donald trump hit back at critics who called his twitter rants un=presidential. 'wrong', he said. they are 'modern day presidential.' vicki and steve? (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meterologist brittney shipp. typical july weather to persist across the region through much of the week with overnight and morning low clouds retreating to the coast during afternoon hours. this will result in warm inland temperatures while cooler conditions persist near the coast. there is also the possibility of high based convection (thunderstorms)
(steve) time now to talk some warriors-- the golden state front office has been busy trying to keep their championship roster intact... and moments ago, they locked in a key member of their title-winning core. (vicki) that's right... superstar kevin durant has reportedly agreed to a new deal mark carpenter joins us with the details on how the contract for the final's mvp
...helps out the rest of the squad. mark? through this process, kevin durant has always indicated he'd be willing to take less money to help the warriors re-sign other players. and kd is sticking to his word... in giving back for the good of the team. according to multiple reports, durant has agreed to a 2-year, 53-million deal. that's a nice chunk of change, but given the fact he could have signed a max contract, he's leaving about 9-million- dollars on the table. the deal is apparently for 25-million in the first year... and he can opt out and become a free agent next offseason. meanwhile, steph curry's days of taking less money are over. as soon as the free agency window opened, the team offered curry a 5-year, 201-million dollar supermax contract. it's the largest deal in nba history...and he'll be making 40-million dollars a season for the next five years. well-deserved,
especially considering that before this contract, he was an absolute steal. making 11-million dollars a year....and the mvp wasn't even the highest-paid player on the warriors roster. quick side note-- this now means the bay area has two of the richest players in sports...with curry and raiders quarterback derek carr. and curry isn't the only to get a nice deal. andre iguodala...is coming back to golden state...which keeps their championship nucleus together. but this wasn't cheap...as reports say the 33-year-old will receive a new three-year, 48-million dollar contract. apparently, the warriors were forced to pay more...after the 2015 finals mvp garnered interest from the rockets, and spurs. shaun livingston and david west also agreed to re-sign. seeing as the warriors have paid up to keep this group together, they are looking to sign some veteran players that'd be willing to take less. one name to keep in mind is nick young from the lakers... as the team has reportedly shown interest in him and he was spotted hanging out with draymond green. (steve) coming up, the man
accused of kidnapping a grad student visiting the u-s from china .. makes his first court appearance. what we are learning about the suspect and what he did during a vigil being held for the missing young woman. (vicki) and - a wisconsin couple is forced to pay... for a nearly 9- hundred dollar uber ride. their warning for other uber riders - next.
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have already placed a deposit, according to musk. these electronic vehicles have a pricetag of 35-thousand dollars... less than the previous models. (vicki) it will also cost you more to ride muni. starting today.... single trip fares went up by 25 cents from 2.50 to 2.75... if you're paying by cash. if you're paying by clipper card - it is now at 2.50 monthly passes went up two to three dollars depending on what plan you chose. muni says the money will go to making your ride safer, quicker and smoother. however, muni riders say the price hike is inconvenient. "... you know, convenient" (vicki) you will also have to pay more to go across the golden gate bridge. today... the price went up 25 cents. pay by plate drivers will pay seven dollars and seventy five cents. while, fastrak users will pay six dollars and seventy five cents. the
increased prices are part of a five year plan to raise 138 million dollars. the prices will go up by another 25 cents next july. (vicki) a couple in milwaukee paid nearly nine- hundred dollars for a single uber ride. they used the ride-hailing app to go to a festival last week.(steve) but they had no idea the bill would be that high. every year thousands of people who go to summerfest use uber to get to the event. the couple told their driver to make several stops along the way the only problem was that they were never told how much it would cost. the next morning their credit card company sent them a fraud alert in e-mails back and forth, uber says the surge price was eight-point-six times the normal cost and upfront price is no longer relevant when stops are added. audra tubin, uber rider:"we thought maybe they will negotiate because nobody said anything and when he contacted them they said 'noting, we can't do anything.'"(steve) here's uber's response to the tubin family: "we
have reviewed the trip. the fare you were charged is within our estimate for a trip from your pickup location to destination. as a result, the fare was not adjusted." (vicki) coming up, employees describe the terrifying moments - when a gunman opens fire inside a new york hospital. plus, what we now know about the gunman. (steve) but first, we are hearing from a california couple... whose home and vehicle were vandalized. why they are being told to 'get out' of oregon.
(steve) page has already repainted the exterior of his home and purchased two flood lights and surveillance cameras to install outside his house. (vicki) after years of decline --hate crimes are up in california for the second straight year. this is video from recent hate crimes right here in the bay area. there were 931 hate crimes statewide in 20-16. that's an 11 percent jump. more than half of those were based on a victim's race of ethnicity. and more than 20 percent were because of sexual orientation. nearly two out three of the crimes were violent and the rest were property crimes. a lower percentage targeted a victim's religion. that's despite the national debate over the president's controversial ban on travel from muslim majority countries. (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meterologist
brittney shipp. typical july weather to persist across the region through much of the week with overnight and morning low clouds retreating to the coast during afternoon hours. this will result in warm inland temperatures while cooler conditions persist near the coast. there is also the possibility of high based convection (thunderstorms)
over the central coast on wednesday. a warming trend is then likely by the upcoming weekend. (vicki) the illinois man accused of kidnapping a grad student visiting from china appears to have attended a vigil for her. university of illinois police say brendt christensen was at last week's vigil for missing student, ying-ying zhang.. she recently came to the u-s to study at the university of illinois. zhang was last seen three weeks ago getting into a car. leads, based on that car, led f-b-i agents to search christensen's home, car and computer. the suspect was in court today but
did not offer a plea. a preliminary hearing is also scheduled for july 14th. (steve) there's still high security at the bronx hospital in new york where therewas a shooting rampage friday.. catherine heenan is here with details of what some of the hospital stafferswere saying today... (catherine) the people who work at the bronx lebanon hospital still can't believethat the gunman had once worked with them........a former doctor on staff. dr. henry bello shot 7 people - killing one of them - before turning the gun on himself. we now know that bello had been fired from a separate city job just oneweek earlier. and in 2015 he'd been forced out of the hospital - after being accused repeatedly of sexual harrassment... today a doctor and a nurse on staff talked about what happened ... the doctor says the father of the one woman who died - is heartbroken... dr. sridhar chilimuri: the father asked this question - why only my daughter died? it's tough to answer because everyone else survived that day. donna lee peterkin -
nurse: it wasn't a choice. i couldn't leave, but at the same time i couldn't abandon my patient. i was scared and she was scared, but i had to be brave, for her, so that she could see that somebody was there for her because that is what we are called to do. police say bello walked into the hospital with a high powered rifle hidden underhis lab coat. at least two floors of the hospital are still closed - as police continue to investigate. steve? (steve) and in arkansas. 28 people were injured after a shooting at a concert this weekend. authorities say the rapper who was performing that night...known as "finess-two- times"...has been arrested on unrelated charges.. during his arrest authorities recovered two handguns and an assault rifle... it is unknown if these guns are related to the concert shooting.. police believe the shooting is gang related. (vicki) still ahead... a warning out tonight if you're heading to lakes around the bay area this holiday weekend... be on the look out for toxic blue-green algae...
it can make you sick... find out which lakes are affected...(steve) and next, samsung's 'exploding' note seven - has gotten a makeover. when the company says it plans to sell the phones again. (vicki) on wallstreet.. energy companies jumped. the dow adding about 130 points. the nasdaq - lost 30. and the s&p - gained nearly six points. we'll be right back.
(steve) samsung is launching a new phone made from recalled galaxy note sevens. the refurbished, less expensive phone will be available in south korea later this week. the company is re-naming it the galaxy note f-e, short for fan edition. the new phone has a lower capacity batteries and it went through extensive testing. it will be about 30-percent cheaper than the original phone. samsung says it does not have plans to sell the new version of the phone in the u.s. (steve) late last year -- samsung was forced to recall galaxy note seven's... after a number of the devices exploded in flames. customers were told to shut their phones off and stop using it immediately the biggest smart phone maker in the world had to recall millions of its galaxy note sevens (vicki) we have a light fixture recall to tell you about. home depot is recalling thousands of these vanity fixtures from "design solutions international with home depot". the company says the light shades can detach and fall, which could lead to lacerations and burns.
home depot says it's received more than 100 reports of shades falling, leading to at least two people getting hurt. the fixtures come in three and four-light models, and were sold between december 20-14 and march of this year. (steve) a couple of cute baby deer amoung those saved by the fire fighters currenly battling a stubborn arizonia wildfire. the u.s. forest service posted this video on facebook showing the friday night rescue, where hotshots rounded up two deer fawns. the firefighters proceed to pick up the fawns and cradle them to safety. the deer were taken to a nearby unaffected habitat to be reunited with their mom. the fire broke out on june 24... burning about 43 square miles of land. it's 75- percent contained. (vicki) still ahead... final preparations are underway as the bay area gears up for the fourth of july celebrations. we have everything you need to know about tomorrow's events - after the break.
for the annual fireworks display on the bay. pam moore is in the newsroom with what we are working on for kron 4 news at six. pam? (pam) that's right steve ... in a little more than 24- hours from now.... the bay will lite up with the annual fireworks show. more than 30- pyro- technicians spent today ... setting up the morters and the aerial shells which will be launched tomorrow night. about 15 -to 20- tons of explosive materials are setup on two barges off of pier- 39. tonight, we'l show you the work underway , as well as some of the best places to watch the fireworks show. we will have that and much more on kron 4 news at six. steve back to you. (vicki) a portion of big sur that had been cut off
since february... from a collapsed bridge and a massive landslide is now open. a public hiking trail that links visitors to popular tourist attractions in south big sur reopened over the weekend. officials say recent upgrades have made the trail safer than it was before the storms. big sur officials estimate they were losing up to 300- thousand dollars in revenue every day that it was closed. (steve) swimming, boating, and other types of water fun might be in your plans for the fourth of july holiday, but depending on where you are, getting in the water could make you sick - or worse.(vicki) toxic blue- green algae has already had tragic consequences in napa county. kron four's spencer blake has details on a neighborhood mourning the loss of two pets that were poisoned by the water. stella and ellie mae came to this walking trail on edgerly island in napa county all the time.the two dogs apparently liked to go swimming in the huichica creek area.last week, it proved deadly because of
the thick blue-green algae contaminating the water."a lot of people have dogs out - i don't, but a lot of people have pets they're really attached to. i'm really sorry to hear that."virginia blackard also takes her dogs out on this trail regularly. she says there was talk on next door dot com about how two dogs died in the area, but it wasn't until this official notice from the county was posted by the trailhead that everybody knew what happened. "since we heard about what happened they're on their leashes and just right next to us if we take them off. not in the water or sniffing around in anything."blackard and her partner were on their way to put flowers out for the two pets that passed away."we saw a poster of the dogs and a little blurb about what happened and flowers started to show up so we decided to add to it; we felt for the family.""and it's not just going in the water that can make you sick; county officials say it's best to stay away from it altogether." blue-green algae toxin could make you sick with flu-like symptoms, give you mouth ulcers, or at very least irritate your eyes and skin. now, with the passing of two dogs, fourth of july plans might have to change - not only here, but also in oakland, where lake temescal
is closed for the same blue- algae problem.county health officers say it's best to avoid áany water that has a lot of algae or scum in napa county, spencer blake, kron four news. (vicki) the fourth of july is always busy in the lake tahoe area. but this year... visitors will have both water and snow options. five lifts are open now through the fourth of july on tuesday at truckee donner lodge. a spokesman says lift tickets are sold out. squaw valley is also open for 4th of july skiing.
through much of the week with overnight and morning low clouds retreating to the coast during afternoon hours. this will result in warm inland temperatures while cooler conditions persist near the coast. there is also the possibility of high based convection (thunderstorms) over the central coast on wednesday. a warming trend is then likely by the upcoming weekend.
(vicki) bart is shifting its schedule on the fourth of july. trains will run on a sunday schedule tomorrow. which means service starts at 8-a-m. and travel along three routes...that means less frequently than other days. however --longer trains will be in service. and some extra cars will run at night. officials are encouraging anyone who wants to watch fireworks on the embarcadero waterfront to take bart. (steve) what do americans spend their money on for the holiday besides our national
past time? 27-point-6 percent says they are buying patriotic merchandise. 800 million dollars will be spent on fireworks. and while there are plenty of picnics and hot dogs on independence day... beer is the beverage of choice to wash the food down. tomorrow is the top beer drinking holiday in the united states. these numbers were put together by "wallet hub dot com." (steve) and if you want to avoid the crowds on fourth of july, we have you covered. kron four will be bring you fireworks from across the bay area and the nation. 'july 4-th live' kicks off tuesday night at 9:00, right here on the bay area's news station. (vicki) after the break... find out which local city is considered the number one area for home sales across the nation. (vicki) looking to buy a
new home? according to a recent study ... the vallejo- fairfield area is number one across the nation for home sales. kron 4's alecia reid spoke with an east bay real estate agent.. .who says the past two years have been extremely busy. the market is completely nuts if you think you're gonna write an offer and they accept it the same day, that's not real anymore. that's not a realistic expectation because the seller wants to hold out a week to 10 days to see how many people are going to step up and offer more than what they wanta property like this is a steal for many families. this home on dyer court was on the market for 2 weeks. it does need a lot of work. the
going rate was 330-thousand dollars. a buyer offered an additional 20-grand. unfortunately the deal fell through. right now, vallejo- fairfield is number one for home sales in the nation, according to realtor dot-com's market hotness index.it's a great opportunity for people to buy something because nothing else would compare to what's available in the bay areareal estate agent luis romero has no doubt this house will sell soon. he says anything from mobile homes starting at 65-thousand dollars, to million dollar homes are being sold one after the other. he says this affordable rate isn't because of the stigma of crime associated with vallejo, but because the 3 bedroom, 2 car garage home is a fixer upper. this side of vallejo has always been the most desirable. there are a lot of other places that are just as nice, there are other places that are much, much better but crime over here isn't an issue. you don't find any shootings like that over here. it's rare. standupromero put this house back on the market sunday and started getting calls right away.he expects to have at least 10 potential buyers within the next 24
hours..reporting from vallejoar kron 4 news. (vicki) that wraps up kron 4 news at 5. steve aveson and pam moore are here with kron 4 news at six. (pam) thank you vicki... next at six... preparing for the 4th of july fireworks. from the last minute preparations ... to where you'll find the best spot to see the show ... we have you covered.(steve) and as millions of travelers hit the road... and the sky this holiday week... congress is looking to make air travel safer. we will look at what they are considering. kron 4 news at six is next. ♪ nanana a little soul a little tune to play to make the good times roll
big fourth of the july fireworks show .... has been underway all day today. crews are loading up explosives set to be launched into the sky over the san francisco bay. good evening i'm pam moore.( steve ) and i'm steve aveson. kron4's maureen kelly gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of one of the biggest fireworks displays on the west coast. before the explosions all that can be heard are hammersas 30 pyro technicians set up the mortars..that are wired up with what are called electronic matches..and loaded with 15-20 tons explosive material..in the form of aerial shells. this is a mock up of what they look like inside. they will be launched from two bargeswith roughly 10-thousand effects going off in 25 minutes. this video from last year gives you an idea of the specatular display to expect. (maureen) one of those barges is going to be located right out here
pass the municipal pier so unless you are out on a boat in the water everything here at aquatic park could be considered the next best thing to front row seatingthe second barge will be off pier 39. out on fisherman's wharf charter boat captains are selling seats on their vessals for around 65 bucks a pop. they say it's the best place to see the show.because they shoot off fireworks them out on boat and the best place to see them is on the bay and will get you real close and hopefully will be a great night tomorrow night and will have a blast(maureen)there are plenty of other places to watch the show from the other side of where those fireworks barges will be in the bay like here on treasure islandthe fireworks show producer says if you can see the sky above this part of the bay you'll be able to see the show. they've spent months planning for it.the one thing they can't plan for is fog. we can't adjust the show the show is predetermined but is predetermined based on the environment we're in. and we understand if we put a whole bunch of stuff high it might not be seen. so let's not waste all of our efforts on the high stuff because the high stuff is why people love the big bangs there are huge there like whoa. but if you focus too much attention on that then you might lose all that it's a good mix of highlow and mid range. they
buiild in variety so not all of the boom and blasts get swallowed in case the fog does decide to show up. maureen kelly kron4 news. (2-shot/steve) to the south bay now where the countdown has begun toward tomorrow's big fireworks show in downtown san jose. (2-shot/pam) kron four's rob fladeboe takes you behind the scenes .. for the preparations underway at the launch pad. sot highlights from 2016 fireworks showif you thought last year's annual rotary club fireworks show was awesome, wait tillthis year says pyro spectacular's dan moy, who will be at the controls.sot dan moy/pyro spectacular operator"...they will not be disappointed, it's going to be
a wonderful show, we had a great show last year and we're going to do it again this year..."the pyro spectacular crew spent the day unloading and setting up the racks that hold themortars that will be loaded tomorrow morning. then, right around 9:30, one by one, operator moy will send them skyward in a carefully planned show set to music. carl salas/san jose rotary club "....there was just no place for people to go se fireworks and there are just too many illegal fireworks out there and this is just so much better than anything you can do in your backyard...."
discovery meadows will open at 5 tomorrow. parking will be scarce. people are being encouraged to take public transportation. vta will run special trains and buses before and after the show. in san jose rob fladeboe kron 4 news if you plan on taking in the fireworks show in san francisco tomorrow night... keep in mind bart will be running its weekend schedule. that means trains will not be running as frequently as they usually do. however due to the expected crowds, bart will be running longer trains to accommodate those planning to go to the fireworks show in san francisco. it will also run longer trains during the day since the a's will be playing a home game at the coliseum. that game starts at 1. ( steve ) what do americans spend their money on for the holiday besides our national past time? 27-point-6
percent says they are buying patriotic merchandise. 800 million dollars will be spent on fireworks. and while there are plenty of picnics and hot dogs on independence day... beer is the beverage of choice to wash the food down. tomorrow is the top beer drinking holiday in the united states. these numbers were put together by "wallet hub dot com." ( pam ) baseball. picnics. parades. fireworks. you have plenty of choices for the fourth of july. we have put together a full list on our website, kron four dot com. just click the link on the right side of the page ... to see what is going on in your neighborhood. there are several bay area cities holding events throughout the day. you can celebrate july 4th with kron-4. watch live fireworks from around the bay area and across the nation from the comfort of your home. july 4-th live kicks off tomorrow at 9 p.m. right here on the bay area's news station. a live look outside right now...(pam) let's get our first look at the weather
with chief meteorologist brittney shipp. typical july weather to persist across the region through much of the week with overnight and morning low clouds retreating to the coast during afternoon hours. this will result in warm inland temperatures while cooler conditions persist near the coast. there is also the possibility of high based convection (thunderstorms) over the central coast on wednesday. a warming trend is then likely by the upcoming weekend.
( steve ) two people are dead following accidents on interstate 80... and the c-h-p says it has just found the driver it was looking for in one of the crashes. the first collision happened just after 4 a-m in san pablo. the c-h-p says a woman spun out and hit the center divide... that shutdown the road in the westbound direction for two hours. as she tried to get out of her car... another car tried to avoid the wreck but struck the woman and her car... killing her. the second crash happened at about 6-30 this morning in the same area near el portal drive. investigators say a big-rig made an unsafe lane
change...striking and killing a motorcyclist. witnesses say the truck pulled over for a few minutes then left the scene. just a short time ago the c-h-p says it has made contact with the driver and he is cooperating with investigators. (pam) p-g-and-e hit with a major lawsuit from valero. valero claims the utility company caused 75-million dollars in damage to the benicia refinery. the lawsuit stems back to a power outage in may. valero says, p-g-and -e shut off its electricity without notice. the loss of power forced an emergency shutdown of the refinery... and caused extensive flaring that sent black smoke billowing into the sky. valero was fined for that flaring. ( steve ) several bay area lakes remain closed because of toxic blue-green algae. over the weekend we told you about a creek in napa where it is belived the algae killed two dogs. lake temescal in oakland, horseshoe lake in fremont are also closed because of blue-green algae.
it can sicken humans and as we mentioned... kill pets that swim in the water. warning signs are posted at each location. they will not reopen until tests show the levels have dropped. a southern california man accused of killing his 5-year-old son was arraigned today... catherine heenan is here with more on the man who was initially found passed out in a park..... claiming he had no idea where the little boy had gone.. (catherine) this is aramazd andressian in court today...where he pleaded not guilty to murder. authorities have made it clear that they never believed his story.... his little boy disappeared in april, and the 5-year-old's body was found this past friday near a lake. andressian was taken into custody in april...but released because of a lack of evidence.. he was then formally arrested june 23rd. his son was reported missing after his father took him to disneyland....and authorities say andressian had been going through a difficult divorce.
the father was found unconscious in a southern california park...police say he'd taken pills and doused his car with gasoline, in an apparent suicide attempt. the judge set bail today for andressian at 10-million dollars.. another court hearing is set for august. steve and pam? ( steve ) a big story tonight: new jersey governor chris christie has created an uproar after photos showed him lounging on a beach that was closed to the public. ( pam ) the state government is shutdown ... meaning state- run beaches are closed and state- employed lifeguards are on furlough. polo sandoval, with our partners at c-n-n, tells us how the governor is pushing back. new jersey governor chris christie is not backing down after criticism of his decision to spend the day at the beach voice of governor chris christie/ (r) new jersey: "they caught me doing what i said i was going to do with the people i said i was going to be with."but these photos
show the governor and his family soaking up the sun outside the governor's official residence in a park just days after he shut down non-essential state services, including parks and beaches, during an ongoing budget battle.governor chris christie/ (r) new jersey:"this government is not open because i can't constitutionally let it be open. i don't have any money." a reporter asked christie about his sunburn later that afternoon.governor chris christie/ (r) new jersey: "i didn't get any sun today." the photos published in the newark star ledger late sunday tell a different tale, showing christie sitting on a lounge chair on a empty stretch of beach prompting this response from christie's office: he did not get any sun. he had a baseball hat on.'that only added to the frustration for families who were turned away from state parks. chris lovelace / nj shutdown impacted family vacation: "if the parks are shut down in new jersey, he shouldn't be able to enjoy them either." christie's office answering to
criticism of the photos:brian murray/ spokesman for new jersey governor chris christie: "he had 45 minutes on the beach and then he got back to work." and the governor himself went on the offensive in a phone interview with a local morning show. voice of chris christie/ governor of new jersey:"i said last monday, a week ago today, that no matter what happened we were coming here as a family this weekend, this is where we live. one of the places we live and so, what a great bit of journalism by the star ledger they actually caught a politician being where he said he was going to be with the people he said he was going to be with." back at the parks, new jersey residents say they are more concerned about their own vacation plans, not the governor's. roberto barca/ new jersey "it's ridiculous, just figure it out. to figure it out, figure it out." ( pam ) the shutdown .. furloughed as many as 35- thousand state workers. it also closed all 40 state parks, recreational areas, historic sites, and state beaches ... just as the july fourth holiday weekend got underway. ( steve ) president trump is dealing with his own controversy right now. the ongoing backlash over his tweet targeting c-n-n... and the expectations for his upcoming meeting with russia president, vladimir putin.( pam ) and firefighters do a whole lot more than just deal with flames from raging wildfires. the dramatic rescue some crews pulled off over the weekend.( steve ) new details are coming out about crash in the east bay that killed two children.
( steve ) a 3-month-old baby boy is fighting for his life tonight at children's hospital in oakland. the boy and his mother survived a deadly hit-&-run accident, an accident that killed his two older brothers. a suspect in the deadly collision is in police custody tonight. ( pam ) kron4's haaziq madyun spoke to the suspect's pastor who says... he knows the man is a good person.
(on cam)a man facing (on cam) 35-year-old lumuel wilson, the man who allegedly killed two little boys and injured their mother and critically injured their baby brother in a deadly traffic accident on hwy-4...lost a child of his own in a shooting incident back in june of 2016 in oakland wilson's pastor tyrone duckett says it was through the death of reginna jefferies that he
developed a spiritual releationship with a man now accused of killing two little boys in a horrific traffic accident and allegedly running away from the scenethat is why pastor duckett finds it hard to contemplate the what is alleged heresaturday morning wilson checked into a local hospital. c-h-p investigators say it was there that they linked his dna to evidence found at the scene. in addition to the two boys who were killed in their mother hospitalized with major has since been however their 3-month-old bay brother remains in condition at childrens hospital in oakland...haazikron4news the number of homeless people is on the rise in the south bay. san jose says, it has counted more than 43- hundred people on the streets... that's an increase of seven- percent. the city adds ... many of those people are not living in shelters but instead staying in dangerous places on the streets. the survey also discovered a large number of encampents... more than 600 total. cities have to do counts every two years... in
order to receive federal funding. president trump is keeping up his attacks on news organizations....even as he gets set to fly to europe for the g-20.. catherine heenan is here with how the president is clearly ignoring those who have been begging him to stop tweeting.....and cool off. (catherine it's going to be a big week for the president....he's returning to europe for an international summit in germany, for starters.. and domestically, he's trying to help senate republicans shepherd through a health care bill.. but his seeming lack of focus on those major issues has even republicans concerned.. at a time when they figure he should be thinking about his first face-to-face meeting with vladimir putin at the g- 20, for example.. he seems to be doubling down on attacks against media organizations. people are still talking about the bizarre video he shared this weekend...doctored to show the president attacking a person whose head was replaced by the cnn logo.
sen. ben sasse/ (r) nebraska: there's an important distinction to draw between bad stories or crappy coverage and the right that citizens have to argue about that and complain about that and trying to weaponize distrust. rep. jim himes/(d) connecticut i have very little confidence that the president will bring up the russian attack on our voting system last november. he's talking about the fact that it's not clear whether president trumpwill raise the subject of the russian hack of the u.s. election....when he meets with vladimir putin. the president spent the morning on the phone with the leaders of germany and italy....and spent the weekend calling the leaders of china, japan and saudi arabia. among the topics on the table - the conflict in syria and the growing tensions in ukraine. the president is defending his use of social media, meantime....after someone called it unpresidential.........saying
it's " modern-day" presidential. steve and vicki? (steve) firefighters are battling to contain a wildfire north of fresno. the so- called spring fire is burning in mariposa county. it started along state route 49... then jumped the highway that forced families to evacuate and shut down some lanes of the highway and nearby roads so far it's burned more than 2- hundred acres. and is 15 percent contained. but fire crews have stopped forward progress. (pam) arizona firefighters are not only battling explosive wildfires --- they are saving animals too. an elite firefighting crew rescued two baby deer... after they were spotted in the midst of danger. the deer fawns were near the fire line of an aggressive wildfire in the prescott national forest. they quickly picked up the small animals and cradled them to safety. the deer were taken to a nearby area to be reunited with mom. that wildfire has burned more than 44- square miles.
let's take a look outside right now for the current conditions in the bay area... (pam) chief meteorologist brittney shipp joins us now with the forecast. typical july weather to persist across the region through much of the week with overnight and morning low clouds retreating to the coast during afternoon hours. this will result in warm inland temperatures while cooler conditions persist near the coast. there is also the possibility of high based convection (thunderstorms) over the central coast on wednesday. a warming trend is then likely by the upcoming weekend.
for the second straight year in a row -- hate crimes in california are on the rise this is video from recent activity right here in the bay area. there were 931- hate crimes statewide in 2016. that is an 11- percent jump. more than half of those were based on a victim's race of ethnicity. more than 20-percent of the incidents were because of sexual orientation. a lower percentage targeted a victim's religion. that's despite the national debate over the president's controversial ban on travel from muslim majority countries. (steve) new at six. police have recovered two kayaks found in an inaccessible and uninhabitable area of petaluma. officers were on a routine patrol of the petaluma riverwhen they
discovered two kayaks hidden in brush along the west bank. the property where the kayaks were located... is owned by the sonoma county water agency... and is unreachable and unsuitable for living in. the first kayak... is this eight foot blue " sun dolphin". the second kayak is green and is also eight feet. authorites say both kayaks...have not been reported stolen. ( pam ) changes could be on the way ... to airports around the country. the upgrades to security some lawmakers want to see.( steve ) and it is a done deal.... kevin durant is returning to the warriors. how much the team is going to pay to keep him the bay area.( pam ) you think fireworks are spectacular... check this out! the amazing light show.. captured from space.
(steve)3.5 million people will fly during the july 4th holiday, according to aaa. many more will take vacations throughout the summer. (pam) our washington correspondent jessica smith... looked at the ways congress is working to make air travel safer and more comfortable. pkgjess intro: when lawmakers get back to washington, the house and senate will each consider their versions of the faa reauthorization act.the biggest debate may be about privatizing air traffic control.but we talked to lawmakers about other issues included in the bills -- that
could impact your next vacation. pkgnats airport illinois senator tammy duckworth is working to make airports more accommodating for mothers. she wants to require mid-to-large size airports to have private nursing room in each terminal. duckworth: when i was nursing my daughter when i was traveling, i found it inordinately difficult to try and express breast milk. duckworth says many moms now resort to using a bathroom stall to feed their babies while traveling. duckworth: if you wouldn't expect your fellow travelers to eat a sandwich in a toilet stall, why would you expect a nursing mom to nurse or express breast milk in one?" mi senator gary peters is focused on airport security.after the stabbing in flint, michigan earlier this year... peters added amendments that would allow airports to use existing improvement funds to pay for security updates. peters: every time you buy an airplane ticket, there's a service charge on there. that goes to support infrastructure in airports, but unfortunately that money can't be used for security infrastructure. peters wants to see barriers that prevent vehicles from ramming into crowds, bulletproof protections for security guards ,and more surveillance cameras in areas before the tsa screening zones. peters: "that's really where the vulnerability is for airports now. you have people congregating, not enough security there. inside the airplane---indianapolis
congressman andre carson wants to require all new planes to have a secondary secure barrier protecting the cockpit. carson: if pilots have to go to the restroom and they want to stretch -- they're still vulnerable. both carson and peters said travelers have no reason to worry about their safety as they head out on summer vacations, but there is room for us airlines to improve. carson: we don't want to alarm anyone -- but at the same time, it's a necessary inconvenience as we move forward. jess tagtiming on the house and senate votes is still up in the air -- but lawmakers need to pass the faa reauthorization act before their august recess. in washington, i'm jessica smith. (steve) and speaking of travel...airline passengers from abu dhabi to the u-s... can bring their laptops into
cabins again. that's according to the department of homeland security. it said it lifted the ban just yesterday. electronic devices larger than a cellphone were banned from cabins on u.s.-bound flights from ten international airports. but officials now say there are additional security measures for passengers from abu dhabi. the ban is still in place for flights from the other nine airports that are in africa and the middle east.
driver.in contra costa county, spencer blake, kron four news"> investigators here at the california highway patrol in contra costa county say dna evidence found at friday's double fatal hit n run accident in concord matches 35- year-old lemuel wilson. wilson has been arrested on multiple charges including 2 counts of vehiclar homicide, hit and run causing great bodily injury and driving on a suspended license causing injury. the childrens mother was driving the vehicle was also hospitalized and has since been and released. however c-h-p investigators say her 3- month-old son remains at children's hospital in oakland where he is listed in critical condition...haaziq madyun kron4news
presented by the rotary club. the show should be visible to another 60-80,000 people elsewhere in the downtown area. vta will be running special trains and buses before and after the show. in san jose rob fladeboe kron 4 news chief meteorologist brittney shipp joins us now... typical july weather to persist across the region through much of the week with overnight and morning low clouds retreating to the coast during afternoon hours. this will result in warm inland temperatures while cooler conditions persist near the coast. there is also the possibility of high based convection (thunderstorms) over the central coast on wednesday. a warming trend is then likely by the upcoming weekend.
take a look at this next video courtesy of nasa... it might just put any fireworks show to shame.( pam ) nature has its own light show at certain times of the year... and the international space station captured aurora borealis .. as it is known. this is a time lapse video.. it shows the incredible display from just last week. the northern lights or southern lights as they are often referred to ... can make the night sky glow a myriad of colors... usually shades of green. the scientific explanation from what you are seeing: the auroras occur when electrically charged electrons and protons ... collide with neutral atoms in
53-million deal.that's a nice chunk of change, but given the fact he could have signed a max contract, he's leaving 9-10 million-dollars on the table.the deal is apparently for 25-million in the first year... and he can opt out and become a free agent next offseason...let's take a look at the markee players curreently on the warriors roster...(wipe to fullscreen) steph curry with his 201- million-dollar deal is signed through 2022 durant though 2019 but with that opt out after next season klay thompson is signed through 2019 draymond green through 2020 and andre iguodala also through 2020 backup point guard shaun livingston also re-signed for 3-years and 24 million and david west will return for the veterans minimum
number of subjects from moving from the broadcast booth being a first time g-m and the role of personality in his hiringhe also had a great story about playing for bill walsh at stanford but most important to 49ers fans what direction does he see the team going under his guidance? "i don't want to make a whole lot of promises. i know this, but we're going to compete. i think we'll be a lot better than people t think next year. i think we really have improved our roster a great deal. are we to the point where we can compete for championships? we'll see. i don't ever want to put a limitation on it.""just remember, when the media criticism comes, all of us who spend an hour or two thinking about this could do better than you who spends 24 hours thinking about it. right?""everyone's got a job to do. everyone's just trying to do their job and be entertaining. i think if you're just yourself, you're authentic then ultimately, and just going to be judged on your success, then you're going to be alright and that's what we're trying to do." "those of us who have been here a long time, walsh was always the standard. bill, if he needed something to get out there, he'd play with you a little bit. and then when he wasn't coaching, he was the
best interviewer, smart guy, all that. what did you get from bill?""i was off playing pro baseball and i was going to take that opportunity with the marlins and bill called me up and i had just played a little bit my junior year and first year at safety and bill called me up and said...'listen, i know you have this opportunity with the marlins, but i think you can be a pro bowl safety,'...now hear....i had just switched to saftey, i hadn't played but 50 percent of the snaps and bill walsh is telling me i can be a pro- bowler at the next level...but like bill...like you would expect...he didn't just tell me he made a tape...he would show a play i made my junior year and then he'd show a play of ronnie lott and he said 'tell me what's different'...he made a good case and he inspired me to come back...i had a great year and the rest is history" raiders runing back marshawn lynch was back in seattle this weekend playing some soccer he participated in a charity game run by raiders runing back marshawn lynch was back in seattle this weekend playing some soccer he participated in a charity
game run by seattle's mls franchise the sounderslynch took the field wearing flip flops then when kicked the ball near to goal he reverted back to his football inticts picking up the ball and running it into the goalfor his antics lynch was given a red card which he ripped out of the official's hand and threw in the air tiger woods says he finished his rehabilitation program to help him manage his painkiller medicationstiger checked into a 28-day treatment course at a center near his jupiter, florida homethis was the ruesult of him being arrested at the wheel of his car... described by police as "very dopey"... on may 29thwoods says he will continue to use professional help and support of friends and family to continue future treatment
angels all- star mike trout to miss 2017 all-star game in miamitrout has missed the last 33 games after tearing a ligament in left thumb on may 28thhe was voted into all-star game as the american league starter in center field by fans... but won't return in time this ends trout's streak of four consecutive all-star game starts we now head to the all- england lawn & tennis club... venus williams taking on elise mertens in round one.
(pam) tesla is set to release its first mass market electronic vehicle this friday. (steve) company c-e-o, elon musk says the first deliveries of the model 3 will be in late july. production is actually couple weeks ahead of schedule. pre-orders for the model 3 started a year ago and there's a huge backlog. the electric cars have a pricetag of 35-thousand dollars... far less than the previous models. factor in a federal tax credit and base cost could start at a little over 27- thousand dollars. the model 3 is no slouch. tesla says it can go 215 miles on a single charge and from
the i"insider" tracking the biggest stories making news today. >> we're counting down the summer's biggest movies. who will be crowned the season's winner. >> this tuwas the most talked about film on social media. >> is the box office ready to go in one direction? >> harry styles makes his feature film debut. then mariah carey uncensored. so "american idol" is coming back. >> yay. >> what would it cost to bring mimi back? and are dem babies following in mom's musical footsteps? >> she goes, mommy, i want to go back in the studio. >> plus, the a-list cast of "murder on the orient express" spills "star wars" secrets?
>> the last jedi. >> why even dame judi dench is grilling daisy ridley. >> judi i don't think has ever seen a "star wars." >> the inz i"insider" is tracki hollywood from the inside out. >> welcome to the "insider." let's start with the top five films. >> which fan favorite takes the number one spot? let's count down the most talked about movies of the summer. >> there are 400,000 men on this beach. >> number five, dunkirk. this was the most talked about film on social media of all the films that are coming out this summer. >> fandango nicky novak tells us one of the reasons why moviegoers are so excited to see this world war ii drama. >> harry styles makes his feature film