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officers can respond to calls for service... but officer robert rueca adds that on new year's eve, the department's focus will be on the celebrations in the streets. officer robert rueca/sfpd- "we're going to be traveling on bikes, motorcycles, all different types of vehicles so we can, uh, respond to incidents all throughout the city." officer rueca says that a heavy concentration of officers will be along the waterfronts.... where tens of thousands of people are expected to catch the fireworks show to ring in 20-18.officer robert rueca/sfpd- "you'll see a very heavy presence of uniformed officers, as well as plain-clothed officers out there that you may not notice." public safety agencies want everyone to have a great time... but to do so without anyone getting hurt. in san francisco, philippe djegal, kron four news. (vicki) the man accused of plotting to commit a terror attack at san francisco's pier
39 on christmas day will stay behind bars for the time being. a federal court judge in fresno made that ruling earlier today. the f-b-i claims everitt jameson told undercover agents he would target pier 39 and set off explosives in the name of isis. the modesto man was arrested last friday. jameson is an ex-marine. he's now charged with attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization. if convicted... jameson could be sentenced to 20 years in prison. he is due back in court on january fifth. (grant) in the wake of that foiled attack... police in san francisco are stepping up security for the new year's eve celebration. kron 4's lydia pantazas tells us what we can expect to see. (lydia live)thousands of people come to san francisco to ring in the new year.this year, this city is stepping up enforcement.there will be more police officers, fire fighters, ambulances, deputies, and dispatchers available to respond. here are some tips you need to know if your celebrating new year's
eve in san francisco.(full screen)-if you see something, say something. call 9-1-1 or talk to a police officer if you see something suspicious.- be aware of your surroundings and take note of emergency exits.- also the san francisco department of emergency management encourages people celebrating new year's eve in san francisco to text the phrase nyesf17 to 888-777 to receive emergency text message alerts related to new year's eve events in san francisco. reporting in san francisco, lydia pantazes kron 4 news. (vicki) security preparations are underway in some of the country's most popular party spots right now. john lorinc explains. heightened security.that's what people who attend new year's eve celebrations in major cities will see. officials in las vegas expect smaller-than-usual crowds this new year's eve....following the mass shooting in october that claimed dozens of lives. sheriff joseph lombardo/clark county, nv"in previous years we had spotters in elevated
positions throughout the downtown area and the strip corridor. but this year, along with those spotters they will be accompanied with snipers."there will be more than 300 national guard troops in vegas this new year's eve.....double the amount typically on hand.and mobile command posts will be staged throughout sin city.sheriff joseph lombardo/clark county, nv"traditionally we had two in place, and they were our own assets here in the valley, but the federal government, along with dhs and the fbi, will each bring a mobile command post to assist us with communications if needed." roughly 15-hundred police officers will be patrolling the las vegas area over the three-day holiday weekend. security in new york's time square will reach unprecedented levels this new year's eve.this after the city had two terror attacks within the last three months.nypd police say they'll release more information about their preparations on thursday.more than a million people are expected to ring in the new year in the big apple.despite the increase in police, officials remind the public to report anything suspicious. "nothing is too small to say something."i'm john lorinc reporting.
(grant) taking a live look outside...(vicki) chief meteorologist brittney shipp is here with a look at your bay area weather. . its a sunny and pleasant afternoon with highs in the upper 50s and 60s. for tonight expect lows from the lower 30s to lower 40s on average. mostly clear skies and light winds will help with radiational cooling. main weather feature weds through
friday is a building 585 dm high located southwest of point conception. this will keep things dry and mild during the day with continued mostly sunny skies. overnight lows wont change too much, generally staying above freezing as 850 mb temps warm under the ridge. (vicki) in the south bay... a man was killed after a shooting near an elementary school in san jose. it happened wednesday night just before 9:00 on van winkle lane near the aptitud community academy. police say one man was shot and died at the scene. the motive and circumstances of the shooting are still under investigation. police have not made any arrests or
identified any suspects in the case. (grant) police arrested a man accused of stabbing someone at a market in santa rosa. police say eulalio orozco was un-provoked when he stabbed someone last week in lola's market. a 61-year- old man sitting at a table, when he was stabbed in the neck. the victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries...he is now in stable condition. orozco was arrested last night. police say he has been living in santa rosa for the last two months...and police say he has been going by several aliases (vicki) a donation center for those affected by the north bay wildfires is closed now after multiple attempted break-ins. the center is on fourth street near the russian river brewery in santa rosa. officials say there have been three attempted and acts of vandalism in the last two weeks. windows and glass doors have been shattered....with the most recent incident happening early christmas morning. the landlord has been donating the space since it opening mid- october. the man running
the donation center says the break-ins are "baffling"...sinc e all the clothing and items are free. (grant) beginning on monday the new federal tax guidelines will go into effect. people all across the state are rushing to tax offices to take advantage of the expiring tax break. now the i-r-s is warning people that their efforts may not pay off. dave briggs reports. (nats: here just to make a payment? yes!) hundreds of homeowners racing to pre-pay their 2018 property taxes, hoping to take advantage of a popular deduction that will be áreducedá when the new tax law goes into effect on january 1st. stephanie christensen: "i know we're gonna get it in this year and we can write it off, but not sure about next year." the last minute rush coming amid confusion over one of the most controversial parts of the bill signed into law by president trump last week. a ten thousand dollar cap on deductions for state and local taxes that will disproportionately impacts homeowners in high-tax states like new york, california, connecticut, new jersey, and washington dc. mos: "my
concerns are that our new tax laws are unfairly targeting new york, and i want to avoid as much payment as possible by prepaying in advance." but the irs is now saying not so fast attempting to clarify who qualifies and cautioning that prepaying property taxes could work but only under limited circumstances. to avoid the cap homeowners must pay taxes that have been assessedáthis year - meaning that those who prepaid based on áestimatesá will likely be ineligible. in fairfax county, virginia officials already preparing to potentially have to issue refunds. in new york, governor andrew cuomo signed an executive order last week suspending measures in state law that could have prevented some residents from prepaying. gov. cuomo: "this is an economic civil war, pitting red states against blue states." new yorkers flooding local tax offices leaving local tax collectors áoverwhelmed.á mos: "i wanted to take advantage of it now and at least not get hurt as much now knowing going forward it will."we're on a fixed budget. thank you, president." you, president."budget. thank we're on a fixed mos: "seniors, we're on a fixed budget. thank you, president."you,
president."budget. thank you, president." (grant) two employees from a mendocino county business were arrested...and nearly two- thousand pounds of marijuana was seized...even though the business has a local pot license. here are the co-founders of "old kai distribution" attorney's for the company say employees were transporting marijuana from a cultivator when they were pulled over by c-h-p last week. he says the company has a license from mendocino county and was told it could operate legally. the california highway patrol says it's illegal to transport marijuana without a state license...which takes effect monday. attorneys are now demanding the marijuana be returned and the charges be
dropped. (vicki) doug jones has been certified the winner of a special election in alabama earlier this month. he will be sworn into the senate on january third - as the first democrat sent there by the state in 25 years.(grant) but his opponent, republican roy moore, tried to stop that certification at the eleventh hour. natasha chen explains moore also claimed in his filing that he had taken a polygraph test in response to accusations that he had sexually assaulted teens while he was in his 30s. an alabama circuit court judge denied a motion today - filed by republican roy moore - who had asked for a new election and a delay in certifying the results from december 12th. democrat doug jones was certified thursday as the winner - - earning 20 thousand more votes than moore - who was accused of dating - and in some cases - sexually assaulting - teen girls while he was in his thirties.in moore's complaint - the candidate says he took a polygraph test about three of those women..."the results of the examination reflected that
i did not know, nor had i ever had any sexual contact with any of these individuals."his campaign also questioned what he calls highly unusual turnout in a county with a large african american population - citing election fraud experts, one of whom is known for posting about j-f-k conspiracy theories.janet porter/roy moore campaign spokesperson: "it is the job of john merrill to make sure the elections are free and proper, and they are fair" merrill - the alabama secretary of state - said some claims he received were not true.john merrill/alabama secretary of state: "to date, by the time i left the office and came over here, we had 115 of those complaints for this particular election. more than 60 of those have already been adjudicated and dismissed, but several are active and we will continue to investigate."once jones is seated, republicans will only have a 51-49 advantage in the senate during a critical midterm election year. in washington, i'm natasha chen reporting.
(grant) coming up... several east bay families say they are being kicked out of their homes. and now they say they have no place to go. (vicki) plus... last year's storm season caused more than a billion dollars in highway damage across the state. hear what caltrans is saying about the impact climate change is having on bay area roads. hi i'm reporting a train jackknifed.a train?(grant) tonight listen firsthand as 9- 1-1 operators struggle to comprehend what they are hearing ... from the scene of that deadly train crash in washington state ten days ago.
"911 what are you reporting?" "hey an amtrak train just fell off a bridge on i-5."(vicki ) ten days after that deadly passenger train crash in washington state ... we are hearing the voices of dazed survivors and shocked emergency operators.the recordings released today reveal panic and confusion after the train jumped the tracks after entering a curve at nearly three times the speed limit.(grant ) the calls came from passengers on the train...and drivers on interstate five... struck by the passengers cars as they tumbled off the bridge, catherine heenan is here with their stories.catherine? (catherine) it was early morning on december 18th. a portland=bound amtrak train with 85 people on board was making is inaugural run on a
newly built bypass. a few miles south of tacoma, disaster struck. we're in an amtrak train accident!we're south of tacoma, north of olympia. tons of people are hurtokay, i need to know exactly where you are ma'am.i don't know!federal investigators say the train was going 78 miles an hour when it entered a curve with a 30 mile per hour speed limit.a mother and her 14 year old son were thrown violently into a table.are you with anybody who is hurt?we're all hurt!calls came from drivers down belowit fell off, derailed, fell on some vehicls and there's people laying on i-5does it look like anyone needs medical aid?i would imagine so darling cause it came right off the edge and it came right down onto the i-5 southbound.holy cow. the train is on the road? one woman, trapped in her s=u=v by the train wreckage, wasn't even sure what happened. i thought it was a mudslide, a huge cloud of mud came down and spun me around.back on the train, the mother said both she and her son were bleeding
from head wounds.he is conscious at this timeyes but he is hurting really badno i understand.what's your name? what's your name?my name is angela.angela, i am going to help you through this, okay? we have help coming. (catherine) three people died in the crash and dozens more were hospitalized. federal investigators say it may take more than a year to understand exactly what went wrong. vicki and grant? (vicki) new tonight at 5... a google bus was involved in a deadly crash involving a motorcyclist in mountain view. it happened wednesday evening just before 5-thirty at the intersection of north shoreline boulevard and plymouth street. when officers arrived to the scene the motorcyclist was unresponsive and was pronounced dead shortly after. police said that no one else was injured in the crash. the identity of the man killed has not been released at this time. the cause of the collision is still under investigation. (grant) caltrans is looking at the impact climate change is having on bay area roads. it says roads are
vulnerable to flooding... landslides and costal erosion. last year's storm season caused more than one- billion dollars in highway damage across the state. about 390- million of that... happened in the bay area. caltrans says highway 101 near corte madera creek in marin county... is susceptible to rising sea levels. and stretches of highway on either side of the bay bridge could also see increased flooding. (vicki) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist brittney shipp. brittney shipp.meteorologist with chief meteorologist brittney shipp.
start the new rule- making process back in 2009. since then... the agency says it has gotten advice from scientists. the e-p-a told the court it would have the rules ready by 2023. the court ruled that was unreasonable. (grant) the housing crisis in the bay area is not showing and mercy this holiday season. kron 4's gabe slate talked to some people in alameda who say they were served with áthree- day eviction notices... right before christmas. sound from gina wayamba - resident being evicted - lived there for 6 years"we did not even buy an xmas tree because all this notice we are getting we don't know if we're going to get out or we are going to be out on the street or what" gina wayamba has lived in the bayview apartment complex off central avenue in alameda for seven years. she is a single mom working two jobs supporting her 3 daughters and parents.. gina has not been able to find another place to rent in alameda she wants to keep her kids in their school which is right next to the apartment building.. sound from gina wayamba - resident being evicted - lived there for 6 years"i would have to move to modesto to find something i can afford. we are not bad people, we pay rent on time, we don't cause trouble" she has received a couple eviction notices for
late rent payments but she was able to prove she paid on time the last eviction she was hit with was a 3 day notice. sound from gina wayamba - resident being evicted - lived there for 6 years"they said it was for renovation but i'm sure they could move me into another apartment if they wanted to during that" there are 33 units here.. i spoke with 4 tenents who have received no cause eviction notices they all told me they have spoke with newer tenants who have recently moved in and they are paying almost tripple what these long term residents are paying so they feel..sound from gina wayamba - resident being evicted - lived there for 6 years"obviously they want to move people out to rent to higher cost" sound from julia balthasar - resident being evicted - lived there for 7 years."last thing that happened is 60 day eviction notice taped to my door next to my christmas wreath" julia balthasar has lived her for 7 years, 6 days before christmas she got a 60 day no cause eviction notice. sound from gina wayamba - resident being evicted - lived there for 6 years"where am i supposed to live? tent city? in a tent ? i want to live and not worry that i'll come out and have an eviction on my door" i reached out the owner of this complex serving up the evictions and they have not gotten back to me yet. i also reached out to alameda city officials.. the mayor, city council members, the city
attorneythe city manager jil keimach sent me a statement saying the city of alameda knows the timing was bad for the recent evictions but they are in compliance with the requirements of the city's rent stabilzation ordinance. in alameda gabe slate kron 4 news (vicki) coming up... the president and the g-o-p in congress say infrstructure is at the top of the agenda for 20-18... we'll take a closer look at their plans for next year. (grant) and.... an officer is attacked in the north bay....and the suspect is still on the loose tonight.... we'll show you what led up to the attack.
after 5:30 last night...after receiving reports of three suspicious men. one of the suspects-- larry don kygar-- gave the deputy a false name and had a warrant out for probabtion violation. police say when the deputy attempted to arrest kygar-- he punched the deputy multiple times. an officer then tazed the man. while the deputy was questioning the two other suspects--kygar fled from the scene and got away. (grant) new at five a man wearing a t-shirt saying "trust me" is accused of stealing a car in virginia... take a look at this... police say two people were in a stolen car shortly after an unlocked car was taken as it was being warmed up. police say they also found several forged checks during the arrests. the two were charged with auto theft. (vicki) coming up... a heartbreaking story of a young east bay father and activist gunned down right before christmas.
landmark attracts visitors from all over the world(grant) that is the golden gate bridge. however, as krn4's haaziq madyun explains... if you're planning a visit the g-g- b...here's a quick f-y-i. the golden gate bridge attracts thousands of visitors around the new year's holiday. if you were planning on driving to the bridge over the next several days...captain lisa locati of the golden gate bridge patrol says you might want to make other planssot captain locati says limiting vehicle access in the parking areas has been done once before and golden gate bridge patrol liked the resultssot
it. it proved to be very successful last year. the parking lot closure is to keep the highway 101 main line free so that people just traveling past us can get through">so from now until january 1, 2018 golde n gate bridge parking lots will be closed daily from 11am to 5pm. personal vehicles will be restricted at the welcome center parking lot and the vista point parking lot. bridge officials recommend getting here by alternative means like ride-sharing, public transit, tour busing or biking...because the golden gate bridge will be here waiting for yousotin san francisco haaziq madyun kron4news (grant)(grant) in national news... with just days to go until the new year, the white house is reviewing its
2018 agenda.(vicki) white house officials say near the top of that list is a plan to rebuild america's infrastructure. kron four's white house correspondent mark meredith takes a closer look. nat of president trump "its time for us to rebuild our country"president trump says in 2018 he'll focus on rebuilding american infrastructure. nat: "i really believe infrastructure can be bi-partisan"but first the white house wants congressional republican's support. pennsylvania representative bill shuster met with president trump earlier this month to help plan for a comprehensive infrastructure bill."all of our roadways could use investment, they're crumbling, and some of them are old" shuster says the bill goes beyond just rebuilding roads. he expects congress to spend billions on airports, bridges, and tunnels.senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says he's looking forward to working with president trump in 2018."i think we go into the new year with a high level of confidence to work together with the administration and to have similar priorities"but some in congress don't want more spending.the recent republican tax bill adds an estimated 1.5 trillion dollars to the deficit. and the white house hasn't said how it will pay for infrastructure spending.illinois congressman adam kinzinger says infrastructure is important. but he's not willing to write a blank check. "we need to invest in infrastructure, but
we need to have a grown up conversation about how were paying for that and what that looks like"president trump is expected to release specific details on an infrastructure plan once congress returns next week.in washington, i'm mark meredith. (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist brittney shipp. (grant) (grant) a bay area man who
survived the infamous bataan death march and symbolized the thousands of unheraleded filipinos who fought alongside american forces in world war two... has died... at 100- years-old. ramon rega-lado died in el cerrito last week. that is according to an official from the "bataan legacy historical society..." which has fought to honor rega- lado and others like him. he was a machine gun operator with the philippine scouts when troops were forced to surrender to the japanese in 19-42. he escaped the bataan death march and later moved to the bay area to work for the military. the cause of his death has not yet been released. (vicki) a desperate plea from a bay area family... after a father and activist is gunned down just days before christmas. and the shooter is still on the loose. it happened saturday night near west grand and bush in oakland.
kron 4's jr stone has the story. i was at work had a phone call saying my brother got killed i rushed to the hospital they say he passed away at the hospital. i don't know somebody take away my older brother i don't have my older brother anymore it really sucks that he is not here to see what is going on. and for people not to tell what happened is not right. that little girl deserves justice she needs to know what happened to her dad and i know what it's like to grow up without a father and it hurts and it hurts bad and to not know what happened to her dad makes it even worse and telling her tomorrow is going to break her heart. i just want her to get peace and know that we did everything we could to make her feel special and leave her dad's legacy amazing for her so she could look back and say my dad was an amazing person he loved me more than anything in the world want her to know that he did not do this to himself someone did this they took him from her and they took him from all of us and it's not right. if they could please please find it in their heart to do what's right cause it's hard of course but please in your heart do what's right.
(vicki) what's right.in your heart do course but please cause it's hard of course but please in your heart do what's right. (vicki) that was kron four's jr stone reporting. oakland police have not released any information about the shooter. family members tell us that dominique was not involved in any gangs and did not do drugs. there is a gofundme page we have linked to this story on our website kron 4 dot com. (grant) coming up... a would-be-thief gets more than he bargained for at wendy's. hear from the customer who attacked him... with a chair.
the line, walked up to the window and said give me the money!" erika farris/employee: "he didn't get the money, he got a chair to the back of the head!" erika farris/employee: "i thought it was funny because i don't know how the dude didn't go down." daniel/customer who fought off robber: "i hit him hard. i hit him really hard. i could hear the chair crack."> that's the good samaritan. his name is daniel. he went to that wendy's on christmas night. after being hit... the suspect still managed to bolt out the door... to a getaway car waiting nearby. right now... detectives need help finding the would-be thief. (vicki) coming up... from devastating hurricanes...to wildfires that destroyed entire communities... we take a look back at a historic year of weather in 2017. (brittney) i'm chief meteorologist brittney shipp, i'll have your full bay area forecast after the break.
(grant) 2017 will go into the record books of weather history. hurricanes wreaked havoc across the south and crippled puerto rico. devastating wildfires -- fueled by vicious winds -- raced across california -- charring hundreds of thousands of acres in their kristen holmes has a look back at this year's catastrophic weather events. "we're just getting scared. it's rising rapidly. there's water everywhere."in august - hurricane harvey roared ashore in south texas as a category 4 ...making landfall between port aransas and port o'connor. aaron mitchell/hurricane harvey survivor: "my trailer was just bouncing up and down. i lost everything. just wiped me out."and as harvey moved inland...it dumped more than 50" of rain across houston.and 60-inches of rain just outside of beaumont...the most rain ever recorded in the u-s from a tropical system.sandra bricker/hurricane harvey
survivor: "nobody has áeverá seen anything like this of this magnitude. it's total chaos. it's awful."the rising waters inundated homesand prompted thousands of rescues from the u-s coast guardto police officers and firefighters to neighbors rescuing neighbors by boat...more than 72-thousand people were rescued across south texas. then -- just two weeks later... hurricane irma barreled across puerto rico and the caribbean -- and took aim on florida. gov. rick scott/(r) florida: "if you've been ordered to evacuate, you need to leave now."florida officials issued evacuations for 6-point-3 million people...and on september 10-th... hurricane irma ripped across the florida keys as a 130 mile-per-hour category 4..."oh my god, the roof. (cries)"the impact was devastating."what do we do? where do we go from here?" hours later -- irma made its second florida landfall as a category three-- just south of naples.as it
moved through the state...the storm cut power to more than ásixá million customers... ...and knocked out air conditioning at a nursing home in hollywood hills -- leading to the deaths of a dozen people.and just two weeks after irma...puerto rico braced for another devastating blow from mother nature.hurricane maria made landfall on september 20-th as a category 4.no part of the island was spared.neighborhoods were flooded...or cut off by mudslides...maria wiped out cell phone communications... and left almost all of puerto rico in darkness.recovery for the island is expected to take years. hurricane-force winds... fueling multiple wildfires in california. flames erupted in early october in napa and sonoma counties...and quickly spread.many residents had little time to escape.ernie chapman / wildfire survivor: "i didn't grab anything, really... seconds could have made the difference between life and death, so there was no waiting."the vicious winds made it difficult for firefighters to battle the flames.and the wildfires burned out of control for days. then in december - fierce santa ana winds - fueling devastating wildfires. the skirball fire in los angeles county burned so close to the 405 freeway - officials had to temporarily shut it down.and in ventura countythe
thomas fire scorching thousands of acres and destroying many homes.from hurricanes to wildfires -- 2017 was another year of billion-dollar disasters.i'm kristen holmes reporting. (vicki) the first supermoon of 2018 will take place on new year's day. a supermoon occurs when the moon becomes full on the same day that it reaches its perigee--the point in the moon's elliptical orbit when it's closest to earth. another supermoon will take place on january 31st-- nasa says that supermoon will also feature a total lunar eclipse. (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist brittney shipp.
(vicki) coming up... one new mom has quite the story to tell... her supermarket delivery is caught on camera. (grant) and a reminder... this year... kron 4 will have expanded new year's eve coverage. starting at 8-p-m we will have new years live from las vegas with musical and entertainment acts. then at 11:30... justine waldman and i -- along with j-r stone and spencer blake -- will host new years live from san francisco.
the el parian neighborhood market and carniceria in southeast fresno is not a place anyone expects a baby to be born but that is what happened tuesday night."ok so last night was a crazy night." store surveillance cameras show the pregnant woman walking into the store. she is shopping, but then goes to a table, and kneels.store owner issamar sepulveda tells us what happened."we had this lady here who came in to buy a soda, and then she told the cashier to call the ambulance because she was feeling like she was going to have her baby."store employees started calling 911 but said nobody answered."so then i started listening to her screaming so then i came to the carniceria and then i was like what's going on. she was right there like bending, oh my god, oh my god i am having my baby." within just a couple of minutes the baby came out."and then it happened so quickly everything happened so quickly. then the butcher took off his apron and he caught the baby and then i cut the cord."sepulveda, a mother of two babies thought the child did not look right."the baby was purple and i was like why was he purple, what's going on and i was so worried praying god oh my god, help me, for you know, for the health of this baby."a store employee ran home to get a suction syringe to clear the baby's airway. they kept the child warm until the ambulance arrived.facebook postings by a store employee show the baby boy being by taken by paramedics.the mother and child went to a fresno hospital. sepulveda is still
store's facebook page that she was able to visit the family in the hospital and the new mother and baby are doing good. the boy was named toby and weighed in at just under eight pounds. (vicki) that wraps up kron 4 news at 5.grant lodes and catherine heenan are tracking what we are working on for kron4 news at six. (catherine) thanks vicki - - coming up at six...a lot of people will be visiting san francisco for new year's eve... and there are concerns about "jumpers" on the golden gate bridge...especially since the new suicide barrier is still under construction.... tonight - what authorities are doing to keep everyone safe..(grant) then - new at six..a big policy change at some disney hotels... we'll tell you why they are ditching the "do not disturb" signs from the rooms... keep it here - kron4 news at six is next.
(grant) the golden gate bridge is a landmark that attracts tourists from around the world... especially during the holiday season. but it's not just the tourism that has bridge patrol officers on high alert. good evening... i'm grant lodes... (catherine) and i'm catherine heenan...pam and steve are off tonight. golden gate bridge officials say the number of suicide attempts at the bridge... always increases during the holiday season. kron4's haaziq madyun talked to officials about how they're trying to keep people safe. you can anticpate seeing extra security at the golden gate bridge over new year's holiday as a preventative measure because...sotofficials at the golden gate bridge
planning on spending new year's eve in san francisco...including popular spots like pier 39 --- police are reminding people of some basic safety advice. as always - big crowds are expected along the embarcadero. authorities say to always be aware of your surroundings...and to take note of any emergency exits near you. and if you see anything suspicious - call police or call 9-1-1. (catherine) the man accused of plotting to commit a terror attack at san francisco's pier 39 on christmas day will remain behind bars for now. the decision was made by a federal court judge in fresno earlier today. the f-b-i claims everitt jameson told undercover agents he would target pier 39 and set off explosives in the name of isis. the modesto man was arrested last friday. jameson is an ex-marine. he's now charged with attempting to provide material support to a terrorist
organization. if convicted... jameson could be sentenced to 20 years in prison. he is due back in court on january fifth. (catherine) law enforcement agencies are warning people to be on the lookout for any kind of suspicious activity on new years eve...(grant) they're reminding people to report anything potentially dangerous to police. kron four's philippe djegal reports from san francisco... where the police department will be fully-staffed to ring in the new year. (philippe) san francisco's waterfront is always a popular destination on new year's eve... with tens of thousands of visitors cramming into the city for the best spot to catch the fireworks over the bay. mixed among the crowd will be san francisco police officers... some you'll recognize... and, others that will blend in with everyone else.officer robert rueca/sfpd- "we'll have our district stations all staffed as well to handle calls for service. but, really, our focus is going to be maintaining public safety." for those plannning on coming into the city... police and the san francisco municipal transportation agency recommend showing up early... leaving your cars behind and to use public transportation. and, if
you see something or someone that looks unsafe, report it. officer robert rueca/sfpd- "in light of worldwide events, we have to be conscious of those things and we're constantly accessing any threats, um, throughout the city." the san francisco department of emergency management will help coordinate federal, state and local public safety agencies from it's emergency operations center on new year's eve. kristin hogen, the manager of government affairs, says new year's eve revelers should sign up for alert-sf... to receive any public safety alerts.kristin hogen/sfdem- "all you have to do is text message nyesf17 to 888-777 and then we'll be able to send you messages as it relates to the new year's eve celebration directly to your phone." so if there's an emegrency... you'll know about it and can plan accordingly. in san francisco, philippe djegal, kron four news. (grant) sin city is
getting ready to ring in the new year... in response to recent shootings... the city is adding a "substantial amount of resources" to keep revelers safe this new year's eve.(catherine) the extra help is coming from both state and federal governments. and as karen castro reports...in some cases the surveillance resources are being doubled... with a view of the strip as a backdrop, sheriff joe lombardo is releasing new details about their new year's eve security plan. (( sheriff joe lombardo - clark county: i think it's important to get out to the public what exactly mitigating factors we put in place to ensure everybody's safety.)) the federal government has re- classified america's party to the highest level of importance and will be sending an array of security resources to the las vegas strip and downtown las vegas.among them: additional intelligence personnel, helicopters, medical staff and supplies, as well as a dhs and fbi mobile command post.((sheriff joe lombardo - clark county: mobile command post will be staged through out the valley. traditionally we had two in place.)) after the one-october shooting, state lawmakers approved triple the funding for new year's eve security. about 360 nevada national guard troops will be in town... that is double compared to last year. ((sheriff joe lombardo - clark
county: the governor seemed fit to assists us in that endeavor.)) this year, snippers will team up with spotters at a number of locations.metro is also breaking down their two quick response teams into smaller groups.but sheriff lombardo says they're doubling their numbers and will be ready to jump into action in case of an emergency.((sheriff joe lombardo - clark county: these quick response team will respond and form a team and eliminate the threat as soon as possible.)) k9's will be conducting sweeps of the strip and fremont street.metro will have more than 15-hundred officers on duty throughout the new year's weekend. when it comes to pedestrian safety, public transportation buses will be used to block intersections on the strip. this is in addition to 42- hundred barricades áandá the 8- hundred bollards installed along sections of las vegas boulevard.but despite the added security measures, sheriff lombardo says they can't do it alone. ((sheriff joe lombardo - clark county: we're asking each and every individual to include the employees of the casino environment to provide us any information that will beneficial for us for preventing any incident from happening.)) the public is reminded that certain items are not allowed on the strip or fremont street including: glass bottles, large bags, coolers, and strollers. strollers.coolers, and strollers.
(catherine) in an effort to keep drunk drivers off the road on new year's eve... bay area public transportation agencies are offering free rides. in the south bay -- the v-t-a is offering free service from 8pm new year's eve until 5am new year's day. cal-train and muni are also offering free rides during that time... bart is 'not' offering free rides... but is extending service hours until 3-am. and you can always call a taxi, uber or lyft... but watch out for sur-charge pricing.. (grant) and a reminder... this year... kron 4 will have expanded new year's eve coverage. starting at 8-p-m we will have new years live from las vegas with musical and entertainment acts. then at 11:30... justine waldman and i -- along
with j-r stone and spencer blake -- will host new years live from san francisco. we will bring you the fun and fireworks from along the embarcadero. join us starting at 8-p-m on new years eve. a live look outside right now... as we get our first look at the four zone forecast with chief meteorologist brittney shipp. dry weather conditions along with cool overnights and seasonably mild daytime temperatures will persist through the upcoming holiday weekend. a potential pattern change may bring precipitation to the region sometime in the latter half of next week. (catherine) in the east bay... a
man has been arrested for the possesion of more than 100- thousand pornographic images of children... authorities say they found the images on a computer belonging to an oakland man --- davey hudson. he has a criminal record...including convictions for annoying or molesting a child. hudson was arrested in november....and is charged with possesion and
distribution of child pornography. (grant) police have arrested a man the say stabbed a person at a market in santa rosa. authorities say eulalio orozco was not provoked when he stabbed someone last week in lola's market. a 61-year-old man sitting at a table, when he was stabbed in the neck. the victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries...he is now in stable condition. orozco was arrested last night. police say he has been living in santa rosa for the last two months...and police say he has been going by several aliases (catherine) berkeley police are on the hunt for a man accused of robbing a gas station last week. there's surveillance video of the attempted robbery. it happened at the chevron gas station on san pablo avenue near tenth street. the man in the black sweatshirt is at the counter when the man in the white sweatshirt walked in...then jumped over the counter and attacked the employee. that person
suffered a bloody nose and lips. the suspect is still on the loose....he's described as around five foot ten and weighs about 170 pounds. (grant) in north bay... the sonoma county sherrif's dpartment is searching for a man who assaulted a deputy in guernville. police went to a home on duncan road just after 5:30 last night...after receiving reports of three suspicious men. one of the suspects-- larry don kygar-- gave the deputy a false name and had a warrant out for probabtion violation. police say when the deputy attempted to arrest kygar-- he punched the deputy multiple times. an officer then tazed the man. while the deputy was questioning the two other suspects--kygar fled from the scene and got away. (catherine) police are using a rollover crash in concord last night....as another reminder to people to drive sober.. the s-u-v crashed last night at the
intersection of clayton road and grant street. authorities say the driver was under the influence of alcohol when it happened. the driver was not seriously injured and was arrested at the scene. (grant) coming up... what it sounded like when 9-1-1 dispatchers in washington were stormed with emergency calls when the amtrak train derailed earlier this month. (catherine) then... some disney resorts are no longer using "do not distrub" signs... why they say this will keep guests safe. (grant) and after the break... homeowners are rushing to prepay their property taxes before the new tax bill goes into effect.... but the irs is saying not so fast.
many homeowners across the country are trying to prepay their trying to country are trying to prepay their property taxes before the new tax law takes effect january first.(catherine) but the i-r-s is warning that it's not always the best strategy....and may not pay off for everyone. the last minute rush is happening amid confusion over one of the most controversial parts of the tax bill. it's a ten thousand dollar cap on deductions for state and local taxes. it's hitting high tax states like california and new york - particularly hard. mos: "my concerns are that our new tax laws are unfairly
targeting new york, and i want to avoid as much payment as possible by prepaying in advance."mos: "i wanted to take advantage of it now and at least not get hurt as much now knowing going forward it will."mos: "seniors, we're on a fixed budget. thank you, president." the i-r-s says that prepaying property taxes can work -- but only under limited circumstances. to avoid the cap homeowners must pay taxes that have been assessedáthis year....you can't pre-pay on estimated taxes. and it's suggested that people consult with tax payers for advice on what works bestfor them.. (grant) new at six... some disney world hotels have tossed out the "do not disturb" signs... they are being replaced with "room occupied" signs as a new security measure. it comes a couple months after the worst mass shooting in modern u-s history... in which a gunman shot people at a music
festival from the 32nd floor of a las vegas hotel. reporter adrianna iwasinski(eva-shin-ski) has the details. right now only resorts closest to the magic kingdom are affected by this policy change of who can enter a guest room and why.they are the polynesian, the grand floridian, the contemporary and bay lake resorts.disney confirms now instead of having a 'do not disturb sign,' guest will have 'room occupied' placards instead - which will give disney workers the right to enter any guest room even when the sign is displayed for maintenance, safety, security, or any other purpose.the new placards have already made their debut on twitter.so what do people visiting orlando and the magic kingdom think about it?so far the review are mixed. chicago mom/ (no name given) "well i do think it's an invasion of privacy but i do understand."rosa crespo/ visiting from new york"i am for it, definitely, we want everyone to be safe."rosa crespo is visiting from new york and says in light of the
deadly shooting that happened in las vegas, any extra security measures are welcomed by her.even if it means more access to her hotel room.rosa crespo/ visiting from new york "i will welcome them in - the safer the better."kevin beary/ former orange county sheriff"i applaud disney - they are being proactive again."kevin beary is the former orange county sheriff and says the new policy is a sign of the times.and already happening in other parts of the world.kevin beary/ former orange county sheriff"disney is on the right course here because that is one of the do outs that came out of the las vegas shooting he had too much access in that room and no one knew what was going on." (grant) disney declined to say whether the change was made because of the las vegas massacre. it did say it was made for a variety of reasons -- that include security, safety and the guest experience. let's take a look outside right now... chief meteorologist brittney shipp joins us now with the four zone forecast. dry weather conditions along with cool
"911 what are you reporting?" "hey an amtrak train just fell off a bridge on i-5."(grant) ten days after that deadly passenger train crash in washington state ... we are hearing the voices of dazed survivors and shocked emergency operators.the recordings released today reveal panic and confusion after the train jumped the tracks... after entering a curve at nearly three times the speed limit.the calls came from passengers on the train...and drivers on interstate five... struck by the passengers cars as they tumbled off the bridge.
(catherine) it was early morning on december 18th. a portland=bound amtrak train with 85 people on board was making is inaugural run on a newly built bypass. a few miles south of tacoma, disaster struck. we're in an amtrak train accident!we're south of tacoma, north of olympia. tons of people are hurtokay, i need to know exactly where you are ma'am.i don't know!federal investigators say the train was going 78 miles an hour when it entered a curve with a 30 mile per hour speed limit.a mother and her 14 year old son were thrown violently into a table.are you with anybody who is hurt?we're all hurt!calls came from drivers down belowit fell off, derailed, fell on some vehicls and there's people laying on i-5does it look like anyone needs medical aid?i would imagine so darling cause it came right off the edge and it came right down onto the i-5 southbound.holy cow. the train is on the road? one woman, trapped in her s=u=v by the train wreckage,
wasn't even sure what happened. i thought it was a mudslide, a huge cloud of mud came down and spun me around.back on the train, the mother said both she and her son were bleeding from head wounds.he is conscious at this timeyes but he is hurting really badno i understand.what's your name? what's your name?my name is angela.angela, i am going to help you through this, okay? we have help coming. (catherine) three people died in the crash and dozens more were hospitalized.federal investigators say it may take more than a year to understand exactly what went wrong. (grant) still ahead... taking a look back at politics in 20-17... we've examine one of the biggest issues, dividing republicians and democrats. (grant) then... the trump administration is repealing another obama-era policy... what the change means for gas and oil development.
a google bus was involved in a fatal crash that killed a motorcyclist in mountain view. it happened wednesday just before 5-thirty p-m at the intersection of north shoreline boulevard and plymouth street. when officers arrived the motorcyclist was unresponsive and was pronounced dead shortly afterwards. no one else was injured in the crash. the identity of victim has not been released....and the cause of the collision is still under investigation. (granti) a shooting near an elementary school in san jose left one man dead. it happened wednesday night just before 9 on van winkle lane near the aptitud community academy. police say one man was shot and died at the scene. the circumstances and motive are still under investigation. police have not made any arrests or identified any suspects in the case. (catherine) next... the chance encounter that led to a north bay firestorm victim recovering an important keepsake. (grant) and after the break... politicians are
reporter anna wiernicki takes a look at the mixed reviews coming out of washington. nats pop - mitch mcconnell "this has been a year of extraordinary accomplishment" anna wiernicki: senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says 2017 was a success.sen. mitch mcconnell / r-kentuckytake cg @ 0:08-0:14 we passed several veterans bills, two budgets, disaster relief, fda reauthorization. anna wiernicki: mcconnell says under the congressional review act, congress repealed 15 obama era regulations on guns, healthcare and the internet. (nats pop - gavel)and passed a tax reform bill, handing president trump his first major legislative victory. chuck schumeru.s. senator, d- new yorktake cg @ 0:30-0:38 those things help the rich, they'll help corporations, but they wont help the middle class.anna wiernicki: but senate minority leader chuck schumer saysthe exact opposite.chuck schumer: the senate has not accomplished much to be proud of.anna wiernicki (stand up)washington correspondenttake cg @ 0:42- 0:48both sides agree that this was one of the most divisive years in politics. with most bills passed on a partisan basis.chuck schumer: this is probably the most partisan senate that i have served in, in all the years i've been here.//marco rubio
u.s. senator, r-floridatake cg @ 0:54-1:01i think 2017 will go down as a year of consequential improvementanna wiernicki: but florida republican senator marco rubio says both sides need to work together in 2018, to pass legislation tackling issues like daca and disaster relief. marco rubio: i hope we can all agree that our job here is to make things better.anna wiernicki: mcconnell says he will meet with president trump and house speaker paul ryan next week to come up with their legislative agenda heading into the new year.in washington, i'm anna wiernicki. in san francisco, thousands of people are coming to the city to ring in the new year.here are some tips you need to know if your celebrating new year's eve in san francisco.if you see something, say something. call 9-1-1 or talk to a police officer if you see something suspicious. be aware of your surroundings and take note of emergency exits.also the san francisco department of emergency management encourages people celebrating new year's eve in san francisco to text the phrase nyesf17 to 888-777 to receive emergency text message alerts related to new year's eve events in san francisco. officials also say have a plan, designate a meet up spot in case your group gets separated.reporting in san francisco, lydia pantazes kron 4 news. sotofficials here at the
golden gate bridge patrol say there will be additional security on the bridge over the next few days to prevent anyone from attempting to commit suicide during the new year's holidaysotat the golden gate bridge haaziq madyun kron4news in san francisco... the police department says it will be fully staffed on new year's eve... with officers focusing on the celebrations along with waterfront. if you plan on heading into the city that night... the san fracisco department of emergency management recommends signing up for text alerts about public safety. you can do so simply by texting "n-y-e-s- f-17' to triple-eight triple- seven. in san francisco, philippe djegal, kron four news. chief meteorologist brittney shipp joins us now with another look at the four zone forecast... dry weather conditions along with cool overnights and seasonably mild daytime temperatures will persist
through the upcoming holiday weekend. a potential pattern change may bring precipitation to the region sometime in the latter half of next week. (catherine) a heart- warming story about a family who lost two homes in the north bay firestorm.. their daughter wanted to copy a family portrait that she still had -- for a christmas gift. but she ran a chance (grant)(grant)both homes. rebuilding dry weather conditions along with cool overnights and seasonably mild daytime temperatures will persist through the upcoming holiday weekend. a potential pattern change may bring precipitation to the region sometime in the latter half of next week.
(catherine) a heart- warming story about a family who lost two homes in the north bay firestorm.. their daughter wanted to copy a family portrait that she still had -- for a christmas gift. but she ran into a problem... (grant) a chance meeting at a camera store turned all of that around. kron4's hermela aregawi spoke with the family. a chance meeting at a camera store sharon taylor/what are the odds that this man that we haven't seen in 30 whatever years is in this story when i'm trying to do thisthe edwards lost two out of three homes in their family to the fires joan edwardsi mean we literally left the house i took one pair of jeans 2 shirts and a pair of tennis
shoes and off we went.. my son said if we didn't get out the fire was goign to be at our housesharon taylor/i was the only one with anything left that had any memories to it as far as pitcuresso sharon taylor took this family portrait of the five.. taken in 1989.. to a camera shop to have it reprinted big and framed for her parents.he looked at it again and said i am really sorry he said but it's signed by the photographer and he said you need a copy right release and i said i don't know where to find this guy how can i get a copy right release really is there anything you can do for me and the gentleman standing next to him said johnas in the photographer john teague.. who happened to be in the shop doing some work. teague right then signed a release so that the edwards.. and anyone else who came in with his photos could have them reprinted.jack edwardsoh it meant a great deal the four of us out of five lost history of our family and these pictures are really important to us so when we opened the present and saw our big picture again redone like it was 30 years ago it was the best christmas i could have had. (grant) the family says this
in national news...the trump administration is repealing an obama-era rule that would have set standards for fracking on federal land. the interior department posted a notice of repeal earlier today....just one day before the new rules were set to go into effect. companies would have been required to disclose the chemicals they use in fracking and take a number of safety steps. but now the interior department says the rule would become an unnecessary burden that would hold back oil and gas development. (catherine) eight northeastern states are suing the trump administration after being denied a request that would limit smog pollution from other states. in 2013, they asked the e-p-a to impose tougher controls,
arguing that pollution from certain midwestern states was affecting the health of their residents. the request was denied in november. they say that the denial violates the clean air act and are asking the federal court to force the e-p-a to accept their petition. (grant) democrat doug jones is officially the winner of alabama's special senate election. jones was certified thursday afternoon by alabama's governor, attorney general and secretary of state. jones beat republican roy moore by about 20-thousand votes earlier this month, but moore is refusing to concede. moore is claiming voter fraud lost him the election and filed a last-minute court challenge on wednesday, asking for a delay in certification. but a circuit judge denied his challenge earlier today. (catherine) in sports -- jimmy garoppolo has been one of the one the bright spots for the 49ers this season but there's another player... who ranks among the best defensive players in the n-f-l.
good news for warriors fans. the team's mvp point guard is inching closer to getting back on the court. the warriors announced today... steph curry is expected to return on saturday against the grizzlies. steve kerr ruled him out for tomorrow's game agaisnt the hornets. the warriors head coach doesn't want to play in the front end of a back to back. curry has been practicing the entire week and hasn't had any setbacks. friday morning... the team will re-evaluate him a third
and final time. if all goes to schedule and he is cleared to play saturday night curry will play his first game in nearly a month. kerr hasn't said wether curry will play with any minute restrictions. warriors will be back on the road next wednesday... the three game road trip includes a showdown against the rockets in houston. to be fair, the warriors have been doing pretty well without curry. they won nine of their last ten a big reason for their success has been kevin durant's defense. k-d has become a blocking machine... he leads the n-b-a with blocks with 70. durant has made it clear earlier this season he wants to be known for his defense, not only his offensive ability for warriors forward, draymon green... durant is the leading candidate for defensive player of the year.
on to some bay area football. the raiders will be looking to finish their season with a win over the chargers in los angeles. jack del rio and the raiders are eight-point underdogs heading into sunday. oakland is looking to break a three game losing streak against a chargers team... trying to keep the playoff hopes alive with a win and titans loss if the raiders lose and niners win, both teams will finish with the same record... 6-10. but this week all focus but this record... 6-10. but this week all focus has been on how the offense has
a headache for n-f-l offenses. reuben foster... since coming back from his injury he's putting together an excellent rookie season. he ranks as the fourth best linebacker in the league. he's only played eight games but already has 67 tackles. he was forced to miss five games after a high-ankle sprain forced him to be on the sidelines. foster hopes has made it clear he wants to be the defensive rookie of the year.
around the n-f-l... the new york giants have a new general manager. former panthers executive dave gettleman is returning to new york. he spent 15 years with the giants before leaving to carolina earlier this year -- the panthers fired gettleman as their general manager. in his four years with the panthers he helped the team reach super bowl 50 gettleman will be looking to fix a team that has only won two games this season. the giants are expected to sign a head coach in the following weeks. the houston astros continue to make history following their world series title. according to the nevada gaming control board -- vegas lost over eleven million dollars on baseball in november -- the largest baseball loss in a month for
the state's regulated books. but thanks to big wins in football and basketball... they were able to recover from the record loss they won nearly 10-million dollars in november. it's the 52nd straight month the books have come out on top, a streak that dates back to july 2013. (catherine) the two top-
grossing movies of the year in the u.s. -- both featured female protagonists.(grant) as does the only film that might top them, "star wars: the last jedi." david daniel has it all in today's hollywood minute. (nat-screams)chance the rapper tops the 20-17 "celebs gone good" list. the tally by the global non-profit do-something dot-org recognizes celebrities who use their platforms to raise awareness for good causes and help affect social change. music-makers dominated the list, with ariana grande ranked second, and rihanna at number three.(nat-scream)the producers of indie films like "lady bird" hope oscar buzz will bring more people into theaters. but that film and two other award contenders, "call me by your name" and "i, tonya," have been leaked online. the piracy collective hive-c-m-eight says it posted the films, apparently ripped
from award-screener d-v-d's, so people who can't make it to theaters due to illness or other issues can still see the movies."let the past die." "star wars: the last jedi" keeps moving up the chart! the blockbuster has racked up an estimated 424-million dollars in its first 12 days in north american theaters, passing "wonder woman" for second place on the 20-17 box office list. now it's a race to see whether "jedi" can pass the leader, "beauty and 504-million, before the clock hits midnight on in hollywood, i'm david daniel. (grant) you feeling lucky? you may want to buy a lottery ticket! and you can take your pick of games... because a couple have big jackpots. the mega million jackpot is now at 306- million dollars. the next drawing is 8-pm friday. and the powerball jackpot has jumped to 384-million-
dollars after there weren't any winners in last night's drawing. the odds of winning the powerball drawing are 1 in 292 million. the next powerball drawing is saturday night. (catherine) a huge chunk of the country is getting pounded with cold weather and lots of snow.. some people are trying to make the best of it.. snow lovers are are diving and even kayaking in the snow... while others are more concerned about digging their way out... around lake erie in pennsylvania......they got more than 65 inches of new snow over the christmas weekend.. the snow broke four different state records, including one that had stood for 91 years. (grant) and (grant) and speaking of record breaking snow... check out this snow sculpture in northeast
china. it's almost 1- thousand feet long.... and more than 1-hundred feet tall. the sculpture contains more than 2-million cubic feet of artificial snow. this year the 30th international snow sculpture art exposition is honoring beijing for being chosen as the host for the 2022 winter olympic games. the sculpture depicts a young female, skiing down the top of a mountain. 500 craftsmen worked on this massive project for eight to nine hours every day. it took for more than a week to create this massive masterpiece. (catherine) new year's day will bring the first super moon of 2018. a supermoon happens when the moon becomes full on the same day that it reaches its closest distance from earth. another
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