Skip to main content

tv   KRON 4 Evening News  KRON  August 15, 2018 5:00pm-7:00pm PDT

5:00 pm
tonight.. we're learning an arrest has been made in a crash that left a chp officer and another driver dead. hello i'm vicki liviakis. (grant) and i'm grant lodes. the crash happened during a traffic stop on interstate 80 in fairfield on friday officer kirk greiss had pulled over a vehicle... when a pickup truck crashed into the officer and the driver he had stopped. both were killed... within the last hour police announced the pickup driver has been arrested and charged. they had previously said that person was "cooperating with the investigation". more information is expected to be released about the suspect in a news conference coming up in about 30 minutes. we'll bring you an update as soon as it gets underway. (vicki) also tonight.. the body of a fallen firefighter -- killed while battling the mendocino complex fire -- is being returned
5:01 pm
home to utah. today there was a procession for 42-year-old matthew burchett as his body was moved from ukiah to the airport in santa rosa. he served as a firefighter for 20 years in salt lake city. but joined a smaller department back in may... to lead its wildfire program. he leaves behind a wife and young child. (grant) now to our other top story tonight a 5.. this likely comes as no surprise... but a new poll finds that a majority of bart passengers would like to see more police officers on station platforms and on trains.(vicki) kron4's haaziq madyun has more details about the results of the poll.... and he also did a little polling of his own (pkg)support more police patrols on bart stations and trains to increase passenger safety in the wake of recent violent attacks. that is the twitter poll question the bay area council organization asked bart passengers who live in the counties of san francisco, san mateo, alameda and contra
5:02 pm
costa. 1,653 twitter users particiapted in the poll, the results...?sot the bay area council is regional non-partison public policy organization representing 300 of the bay area's largest employers focused on improving issues surrounding housing and transportation, says the spokesperson rufus jeffrissot the bay area council's twitter poll was conducted over a four day period from august 10th to august 14th. i decided to do my own unscientific survey of bart passengers. i don't have four days though, more like 45 minutes. here are the results from everyone i spoke to here at the rockridge station nat/haaziqwould you support more police patrol at bart stations and on trains?sot"yes i will"nat/haaziqwhy?sot "because i feel that we need more police officers for more safety"sot"yes i do believe
5:03 pm
that bart officers should be on the platforms to deal with issues"sot"that makes sense. more police for more public safety"nat/haaziqdo you support more police or no?sot "yes"nat/haaziqyes or no?sot "yes! it will make me feel a lot safer because i take bart everyday"nat/haaziqwould you support more police patrol at bart stations and on trains?sot "two weeks ago no but recently i had a knife pulled on me between west oakland and embarcadero, totally unprovoked, it was a homeless person. he was not all there mentally, tried to threaten me for my backpack. i ignored him and he kept walking so i'd say yeah. i'd like so more police patrols"nat/haaziqi'd say yeah too if that was my storysot "absolutely! i think it's kind of scary when you're catching the bart late at night sometimes, i get off work late sometimes and it would be nice to know that somebody is there" sot"definitely..."sot"i disagree! i don't think police presence is necessarily making anyone safer. i was on a train recently and the police came on, cause a commotion and made me feel less safe"sot"ummm...? nat/haaziqit's a tough question for you isn't it?sot "yeah, i mean i think yes as long is there are more checks on who are the police">clearly the majority of the folks i spoke to say they want more police presence, similar to the bay area council's twitter poll resultssotofficials at bart say they are aware of the bay area council's twitter poll. bart is currently working on it's own a safety and security plan. haaziq madyun kron4news
5:04 pm
kron4news (vicki) and later tonight... bart police chief carlos rojas will join us live in studio to talk about the changes being made to keep commuters safe. that's coming up at 6:30. (grant) a big story tonight... bad roads and increased congestion have become a way of life in california, especially in the bay area. but a new study finds it's costing drivers thousands of dollars each year. kron 4's dan kerman is live in san congestion in the bay area
5:05 pm
seems to be an everyday occurance.sotadd to that the potholes... it seems as if road crews can barely keep up... now a new study by the trip research group finds bad roads coupled with congestion are costing california drivers 61 billion dollars annuallysot in the san francisco oakland area the costs break down to $2,992 per driver annually, while in the san jose area it costs drivers an extra $2,745 sot carl guardino/ california transportation commission 38-48 carl guardino is a member of the california transportation commission. he says that changed last year when the state legislature passed a 12 cent a gallon hike in the gas tax generating nearly 5-and a half billion dollars a year. sotbut now a measure to repeal that gas tax is on the november ballot... guardino thinks it's shortsighted and many drivers agree.sot
5:06 pm
5:07 pm
(vicki) happening now.. a drvier slams into a parked car-- causing it to crash into a home in san jose. and police are now looking for the driver. kron 4's lydia pantazes has the details. sjfd and sjpd responded to reports of a vehicle into a houseinitial responding units arrived to find an suv which had struck a parked car, which had then struck the exterior of the homethe impact also sheered the support beams for the carport. information available at the time is a male in dark clothing the vehicle as of 11:15 pm was not reported stolen, per officers at the scene
5:08 pm
(grant) (grant) the italian government has declared a 12-month state of emergency in genoa after a bridge collapse killed 39 people. millions of dollars will also be allocated to help tackle the search and rescue costs. right now-- crews are still looking for survivors in the rubble... but have not said how many people are missing. a large section of the bridge crumbled during a strong storm yesterday... sending cars plunging to the ground. crews say they are hopeful more survivors will be found as the rubble is removed. (grant) the man who authorities say crashed into security barriers outside of british parliament has been
5:09 pm
identified. 29-year-old salih khater is in custody right now... and the crash is being treated as terrorism. facebook page for a man of the same name says he lives in birmingham, and has studied at sudan university of science and technology. police flooded central london and cordoned off the city's government district yesterday after a speeding car plowed into cyclists and crashed outside parliament. counterterror detectives are working to uncover the motive. (vicki) a big national story tonight... victims of sex abuse by pennsylvania catholic priests are speaking out - after an explosive grand jury report. the pennsylvania attorney general has called it the u-s's largest, most comprehensive report into child sex abuse in the catholic church. natasha chen explains how the state may change laws to help more victims. shaun dougherty/survivor of sexual abuse by pa priest: what do you tell an institution that teaches morality but has none?victims like shaun dougherty are speaking publicly about the 300 pennsylvania catholic priests who have been accused
5:10 pm
by a grand jury of sexually abusing more than a thousand children.shaun dougherty/surviv or of sexual abuse by pa priest: i am at peace. i'm a veteran of the navy. i felt obligated in the 90s to speak up.the report says priests were raping boys and girls - with church leadership protecting and even promoting the attackers.shaun dougherty/survivor of sexual abuse by pa priest: i don't understand how an organization has more say and sway in the state that i swore to defend than i do. there is a bill in the house being debated now that could bring justice. because of the state's statute of limitations...josh shapiro/pa attorney general : almost every instance of child sex abuse we found is too old to be prosecuted.but not every instance.one priest in greensburg pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a seven-year-old boy.and the only other case ...josh shapiro/pa attorney general in erie, we charged father david paulson, with sexually abusing one boy for eight years. he actually made the boy go to confession to admit his sins.the pennsylvania house will vote next month on whether to eliminate the criminal statute of limitations.the grand jury also proposed a civil window law - which would allow older victims more time to sue for abuse they suffered as children.i'm natasha chen reporting. (grant)
5:11 pm
(grant) coming up... first plastic straws.... are balloons the next item on the chopping block? "i legitimately believed we were going to die" (vicki) a terrifying uber ride for three women in sacramento. details on why they feared for their lives. (grant) and after the break... a warning after a chemical commonly found in roundup... is found in popular items marketed towards children. the details you need to look out for. (lawrence) i'm chief meteorologist lawrence karnow, i'll have your full bay area forecast after the break.
5:12 pm
5:13 pm
5:14 pm
tonight... harmful levels of a week killer linked to cancer are showing up in foods and cereals marketed to children. the non-profit "environmental working group" found trace amounts of glyphosate in several produces including cheerios and quaker oats granola bars. glyphosphate is the active ingredient in monsanto's roundup weed killer. scientists tested 29 products... and found most of them contained higher levels of the chemical than deemed safe. last friday, vallejo school district groundskeeper dewayne johnson
5:15 pm
was awarded 289-million- dollars in damages after a jury found that roundup was a significant cause in his terminal cancer. monsanto said on monday it planned to challenge the verdict on the grounds that the judge should have barred scientific evidence.scientific barred should have barred scientific evidence. (vicki) a big story tonight... we are learning more details on the f-b-i warning about a-t-m hacks. we first told you about this yesterday on the kron4 news at 5. today-- kron 4's will tran got more information about how your personal information-- and money-- could be at risk. the next time you go to the atm make sure you remember where and when you took money out.cybersecurity experts say cybergangs are trying to hack into bank computers, take your information there and then make their own atm cards and then take money out pretending to be you.robert caid knows the feeling about being robbed by sophisticated crooks(robert caid/theft victim-was hacked twice. first time i had to work with the banks and go over all the details. then they issue me another card and i was hacked again a month later. had to restart the
5:16 pm
whole process over again)the fbi is warning banks to monitor their computer systems for any potential hacks.it's been done before and this is the latest threat.banks have complicated and intense security measures to protect themselves and us. but ultimately the first line is defense is perhaps not your bank. it's you.(jerry woolum/ bank customer-you have to be proactive. i check it twice a week.)will tran/san francisco-if you are a victim the banks will have to reimburse you because it's not your fault. but make sure to let them know as soon as you can because if you wait they could dispute your claimin san francisco will tran kroon 4 news news
5:17 pm
(grant) new tonight at 5... now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could americans' love of balloons get deflated too? the celebration of releasing balloons into the air has long bothered environmentalists. they say the pieces that fall back to earth can be deadly to seabirds and turtles that eat them. so as companies vow to banish plastic straws, there are signs balloons will be among the products getting more scrutiny. college football college scrutiny. getting more the products getting more scrutiny.getting more scrutiny. college football powerhouse clemson university is ending its tradition of releasing 10- thousand balloons into the air before games. and in virginia, a campaign that urges alternatives to balloon releases at weddings is expanding. and a rhode island town outright banned the sale of all balloons this year, citing harm to marine life. (vicki) one of the
quote
5:18 pm
biggest school districts in the bay area started the school year today. kron 4's sara stinson went to a san jose elementary school where students were welcomed with a new playground. no matter what grade, every kid i spoke to here at willow glen elementary was excited to go to school they were not sad summer is over and mostly because of this new playground installed just in time for the first day of school. as hundreds of students and parents filed into willow glen, principal kelli knapp welcomed each student on their first day of school.each kid has their own favorite thing about school. parents snapped a photo in front of the elementary school sign marking another big first day down in the books.her daughter gabriella is already planning for the future years beyond middle school.
5:19 pm
(nat)and it's people like cross guard jesse amador who work everyday to protect those big dreams from getting in harms way.a good reminder to parents dropping off their kids in the morning and afternoon - to look both ways and be extra aware.in san jose, sara stinson, kron 4 news. (anchor) (anchor) taking a live look outside-- overlooking look outside-- taking a live (anchor) (anchor) taking a live look outside-- overlooking downtown san francisco.
5:20 pm
(anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: temperatures were running cooler than normal around the bay area. highs today were in the 70s and 80s inland with 50s and 60s and patch fog at the coast. it is another day of showers and thunderstorms over the sierra but that will subside as the sun goes down. on the satellite image you can see a weak area of low pressure off the coast. that low will move east keeping high pressure from building in too strong tomorrowl. once it moves past high pressure will return and bring hotter temperatures into the weekend. highs tomorrow will be in the mid to upper 80s inland. inside the bay we'll see 60s and 70s with 50s and 60s at the coast. it will begin to warm on friday with 90s inland. it will remain hot in the valleys for the weekend with much cooler weather at the coast. temperatures will cool for everyone early next week.
5:21 pm
(grant) still ahead... (grant) still ahead... she suffers from a rare form of
5:22 pm
epilepsy. now, thanks to a judge's temporary order... she has become the first girl in the state to be allowed medical marijuana in school. but her family still faces an uphill battle. (vicki) plus after the break... we'll share the story of three women.. who say they were terrorized by an uber driver-- and feared for their lives. at at&t, we believe in access. the opportunity for everyone to explore a digital world. connecting with the things that matter most. and because nothing keeps us more connected than the internet,
5:23 pm
california households with att. least one resident who receives snap or ssi benefits may qualify for home internet at a discounted rate of $10 a month. no commitment, deposit, or installation fee. visit att.com/accessnow to learn more. ♪ ♪ ♪ i put a spell on you ♪ yeah, because you're mine ♪ with chase atms serena can now grab cash on the go, all with the tap of her phone. ♪ stop the things you do no card? no problem. life, lived serena's way. chase, make more of what's yours. a terrifying experience--
5:24 pm
that's how three women in sacramento describe their recent ride with an uber driver. sara zendehnam reports. theadora fuerstenberg/uber passenger"i legitimately believed we were going to die." a nightmare uber ride in sacramento...theadora fuerstenberg/uber passenger"he terrorized us for 25 minutes." it's an app thousands use everyday... but a june 15th uber trip on i-80 from a book club in arden to oak park traumatized these three women...theadora fuerstenberg/uber passenger"he would swerve in and out and then as he was doing this he would say we're all going to die now."theadora fuerstenberg.. angela o'neal and katherine vallaire say the uber driver drove
5:25 pm
erratically... and didn't follow directions home. theadora fuerstenber passenger"we had passed our exit by this point."o'neal in the back seat that was able to get through to 911 dispatchers. that's when the women say he finally got off highway 99 at 47th avenue.theadora fuerstenberg/uber passenger "like, the doors are open oh my god so we just ran out." they were met by sacramento county sheriff's deputies...in a statement uber tells us they removed the drivers access to the app quote... "the disturbing behavior the riders reported will not be tolerated."they say they stand ready to work with police.but it was the next day that fuerstenberg says things got worse after her neighbor said...theadora fuerstenberg/uber passenger"oh your friend just left it was strange. he was staring into your house."fuerstenberg says the description matched her uber driver...she says she eventually was able to get a restraining order against him... but the three women want more.theadora fuerstenberg/uber passenger"i just want him to be held accountable."the sacramento county sheriff's department says they are investigating this as a kidnapping.the da will determine whether or not charges will be filed and if an arrest will be made.the friends also want this to serve as a lesson.theadora fuerstenberg/uber passenger"we really want other people to be aware that this is a risky
5:26 pm
situation and there may not be any accountability." (vicki) (vicki) that was sara zendehnam reporting. an attempt was made to speak to the driver. there was no answer at the address linked to his uber account. (grant) next at 5:30... police are asking for help finding this man... after they say he attacked a customer at an east bay gas station. we'll have the details. (vicki) deadly wildfires are raging through the state... and now soldiers are getting involved to help fight the fires. we'll have the latest on the deadly blazes... after the break.
5:27 pm
5:28 pm
5:29 pm
a quick update on the wildfires burning across the state tonight. the massive mendocino complex fire burning in colusa, lake, and mendocino counties is 64- percent contained tonight. so far it has burned more than 360-thousand acres-- making it the largest wildfire in state history. the carr fire in shasta and trinity counties is 67-and trinity counties is 67-percent contained... and has burned more than 211-thousand acres...more than one thousand homes destoryed there. the ferguson fire that forced yosemite valley to shut down for weeks-- is 87-percent contained tonight. it has burned more than 96-thousand
5:30 pm
acres... and yosemite was reopened yesterday. and further south in orange county... the holy fire is 72- percent contained after burning nearly 23-thousand acres. (grant) and more than 2000 national guard from a number of western states are deployedfighting those wildfires. (vicki) it's early in the fire season, but the guard says it's already been one of the busiest seasons in recent memory. out washington, d.c. correspondent brie jackson reports on the nation's military on the fire lines. the deadly wildfires raging through california present dangers for residents, firefighters, and the 2000 national guard deployed to the fire line...it's like being in a combat zone. we are just not getting shot at. sergeant julian ross says combating smokey conditions and high winds is a challenge for the guard on the ground and in the air... the guard is using innovative technology like the mq-9 reaper drone. the remotely piloted aircraft is able to fly over the wildfires... and give those
5:31 pm
fighting the flames a birds' eye view.basically be able to record video that imagery analyst are able to relay back to the incident commanders. make real time decisions to safe lives, mitigate human suffering and save property earlier this year, congress approved nearly two billion dollars for fire prevention and suppression efforts. but with this fire season off to an active startofficials worry it may not be enough. federal leaders estimate firefighting cost could reach 3 billion dollars this year. interior secretary ryan zinke says he's committed to finding the money...and believes beyond firefighting...we need to improve forest management. so we have to work together to make sure that we restore the health of forests. this is not the new norm. it doesn't have to be.officials say the fire season is far from over. guardsmen say they'll continue to be ready to join the fight... in washington, brie jackson (vicki) (vicki) also tonight at 5:30... kron4 is always tracking local stories. here's a look at what's going on in your neighborhood right now. (grant) starting in
5:32 pm
the east bay tonight... where police are asking for help looking for a man who assaulted a customer at a gas station in concord. it happened at the shell station on oak grove road back on july 31st... but police just released these surveillance images. officers were called to the gas station when they say the man and another customer got into a verbal fight. it then escalated and the suspect pushed the victim to the ground... injuring him. the suspect then left the area in a white van. police are asking you to please call them if you have any information. .. (vicki) in the south bay tonight... santa clara county officials will be fogging for mosquitoes after they detected west nile virus in portions of santa clara and sunnyvale. the fogging is scheduled to begin at 11-pm. this is a map officials put out of the area impacted. the fogging should take a few hours. notices of the treatment were placed in neighborhoods where it will be happening. (grant) more help is on the way for fire victims in
5:33 pm
the north bay. the department of housing and urban development has approved more than 200 million dollars for wildfire recovery. nearly half of that money will go to sonoma county and the city of napa. the other half of the money will be divided between five other areas including parts of lake and mendocino counties. the money is meant to help with long term recovery from 2017's deadly wildfires which destroyed thousands of homes. (vicki) on the peninsula... investigators are trying to figure out why a pedestrian was on highway 1-0-1 in millbrae this morning... when a car hit and killed them. it happened just after 4:00 this morning... south of millbrae avenue. that's near s-f-o. investigators say the pedestrian died at the scene. all northbound lanes were closed for several hours during the morning commute. the victim's identity has not yet been released. lawrence karnow: temperatures were running cooler than normal around the bay area. highs today were in the 70s and 80s inland with 50s and 60s and patch fog at the
5:34 pm
coast. it is another day of showers and thunderstorms over the sierra but that will subside as the sun goes down. on the satellite image you can see a weak area of low pressure off the coast. that low will move east keeping high pressure from building in too strong tomorrowl. once it moves past high pressure will return and bring hotter temperatures into the weekend. highs tomorrow will be in the mid to upper 80s inland. inside the bay we'll see 60s and 70s with 50s and 60s at the coast. it will begin to warm on friday with 90s inland. it will remain hot in the valleys for the weekend with much cooler weather at the coast. temperatures will cool for everyone early next week. . (grant) new at five:the santa clara county board of supervisors has voted to move forward with banning commercial marijuana
5:35 pm
cultivation.(vicki) if this ban is approved - commercial pot grows would ánotá be allowed in unincorporated areas of the county. it's a proposal that santa clara county supervisor dave cortese warns is a mistake. he joins us live tonight... supervisor cortese? (vicki) the city of (vicki)
5:36 pm
5:37 pm
5:38 pm
reports.wynter kareen her property. kareen her property. kareen in. (vicki) sidewalks.left on animal waste human and cleaning up cortese? (vicki) (vicki) back to our breaking news
5:39 pm
tonight.. we're learning an arrest has been made in a crash that left a chp officer and another driver dead. (grant) a news conference is getting underway right now. lets listen in. (vicki) (vicki)
5:40 pm
5:41 pm
5:42 pm
5:43 pm
the department of homeland security's inspector general will review a t-s-a program called "quiet skies." the recently-revealed program uses federal air marshals to track u-s citizens flagged as possibly posing a threat. the passengers are not suspected of a crime, not
5:44 pm
under investigation, and not on any terror watch list. investigators will look into whether the program follows privacy laws... and whether it is effective. (vicki) still ahead... a local girl faces an uphill battle ... to use medical marijuana at school. we'll share her story after the break.
5:45 pm
5:46 pm
5:47 pm
(grant) a judge's temporary order is currently allowing a five- year old north bay girl, with a rare form of epilepsy, to go to school with her medical marijuana. the young girl is given cannabis oil if she has a seizure. (vicki) the school district had said she couldn't attend school with that oil because of federal law. now, as kron 4's j.r. stone explains.. the family is fighting back and another decision from the judge is expected in the next two- months. brooke adams is five years unlike other kids brooke has dravet syndrome...a rare form of epilepsy that causes seizures. for brooke...the number one thing that helps stop those seizures is t-h-c oil.sot she needs the thc it
5:48 pm
actually calms her brain and stops the seizure.kindergarten started monday for brooke but she's only able to go to her school, village elementary in santa rosa, because of a judge's temporary order allowing her to do so. see the district origionally said that because of federal drug laws she wouldn't be allowed to bring thc oil to school...which would stop her seizure. her mom jana is hopeful the judges order is a step in the right direction. sot happy of course and hope they will see....brooke is given medical marijuana oils that include thc, cbd, and thca twice a day at home. if she gets a seizure at school her personal nurse would place this oil behind her lip. without that oil her seizures could last up to three hours long.sot now with the cannabis on board her seizures last three to four minutes and we're not having to call 911 no ambulance trips no hospital stays, it's life changing.the judge who ruled on this is expected to give a more permanent ruling on this case within the next two months but jana says they'll be ready to appeal if it doesn't go in their favor. she says she never expected to be fighting
5:49 pm
for medical marijuanasot we go to church we're mormon and don't even drink alcohol.but says the medical marijuana is doing what all other medicines haven't been able to do...help her daughter. in santa rosa, j.r. stone kron 4 news. (grant) reebok has a new sneaker out.., it might look average -- but it's what's on the inside -- and outside -- that counts. a limited number of "n-p-c u-k" cotton
5:50 pm
and corn sneakers are now available on reebok's website. the upper material is 100- percent cotton and the sole is corn-based -- making it a u-s- d-a certified bio-based product. reebok also doesn't use any dyes on the shoes in order to maintain eco- friendly credentials. the price-tag is 95-dollars ... for men and women. the company says more cotton and corn items are in the works. (anchor) taking a live look outside... at the san mateo bridge.(anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: temperatures were running cooler than normal around the bay area. highs today were in the 70s and 80s inland with 50s and 60s and patch fog at the coast. it is another day of showers and thunderstorms over the sierra but that will subside as the sun goes down. on the satellite image you can see a weak area of low pressure off the coast. that low will move east keeping high pressure from building in
5:51 pm
too strong tomorrowl. once it moves past high pressure will return and bring hotter temperatures into the weekend. highs tomorrow will be in the mid to upper 80s inland. inside the bay we'll see 60s and 70s with 50s and 60s at the coast. it will begin to warm on friday with 90s inland. it will remain hot in the valleys for the weekend with much cooler weather at the coast. temperatures will cool for everyone early next week. (vicki) next on kron4 news at 5... a man battling cancer is getting a big donation from his peers... but it's in the form of sick days. we'll tell you how a desperate plea led to help from strangers. strangers. next week. everyone early will cool for temperatures coast. weather at the coast. temperatures will cool for everyone early next week.
5:52 pm
5:53 pm
(vicki) next on kron4 news at 5... a man battling cancer is getting a big donation from his peers... but it's in the form of sick days. we'll tell you how a desperate plea led to help from strangers.
5:54 pm
5:55 pm
(vicki) a florida teacher battling cancer ran out of sick days, as he is undergoing chemotherapy-- feeling desperate, he placed a plea on facebook asking for help from other teachers in the state. (grant) as andrew lofholm
5:56 pm
reports, within four days, he got the response he was hoping for. nat sound"congratulations!" "thank you."robert goodman and dawn mckeich just met.they have a lot in common-they're both teachers, and work in palm beach gardens.they've also been sick on the job. they're now forever connected. robert goodman/fighting colon cancer"there's this whole big family that we don't even know that we have. i know for sure that we really have it."the final numbers aren't in yet, but dawn is one of dozens of teachers and other district workers who donated their sick time to robert.robert goodman/fighting colon cancer "i think they probably needed a new fax machine."dawn's
5:57 pm
donation comes full circle. three years ago, a week into school-her kidney's failed and her peers stepped up with care and compassion when she was out of work.dawn mckeich/donated sick days "there is good in the world and i've also learned that life is short, you never know what's going to happen and i've learned to live life to the fullest."robert begrudgingly facebook monday, asking for help.robert goodman/fighting colon cancer "doing chemo and wearing my pump on me several times a day during that treatment i thought how am i going to do this?"by thursday, he learned there were enough sick days donated that he would have enough sick time to heal without worry.robert goodman/fighting colon cancer "when you help someone, you someone. and it's that one on one and that's always very special but when there's a deluge of help in 4 days, it's -- it changes you."it's robert's mission now to thank as he says, there's a new ingredient added to the recipe of who he is.nat sound"i love you. thank you.""love you too." (vicki) that was andrew lofholm reporting. robert says he'll likely be in chemo until halloween. he says any unused sick time, will be given back. (vicki) that wraps up kron 4 news at 5.(grant) ken wayne and catherine heenan are here with kron 4 news at six. (ken) thank you grant and vicki. coming up tonight at six. a fallen firefighter remembered... 42-year-old matthew burchett was killed fighting the mendocino complex fire. we have a reporter in santa rosa - where the procession just
5:58 pm
ended.(catherine) then - after a spike in reports of violent crime.. we'll talk live with the bart police chief about what's being done to keep riders safe on trains.. kron4 news at six starts right after the break.
5:59 pm
and somber goodbye to a fallen fire fighter. battalion chief matt burchett died fighting the mendocino complex fire.he leaves behind a wife... and a six year old son.and today, his body started the return trip to his family in utah. thank you for joining us. i'm ken wayne.(catherine) and i'm catherine heenan in for pam moore.kron 4's justine
6:00 pm
waldman is live at the sonoma county airport in santa rosa. she was there for the procession.justine? hearts were heavy.as people came to honor a true hero.the plane with his body took off for utah, to take him home, about an hour ago. battalion chief matt burchett arrived here at the airport with a full honor guard.this includes cal fire members, chp officers and firefighters from all across the state.his wife was here dressed in black and she hugged many people including, matt's fire fighting crew.matt died in the this afternoon.the herse pulled up, and his flag draped the c130 plane.matt is the 6th firefighter to die while battling california's wildfires this year... sot battalion chief jeremy rahn / calfire"we have a
6:01 pm
strong bond with our first responders in california we go on the line together and when there is an end of watch..here to support each other as a family."vohow this fire fighter died is still under investigation.he had 20 years of experience as a firefighter.had a wife. a young son. and was 42 years old.and the entire route from ukiah to santa rosa people came to pay their respects on the street holding flags and signs.. on the plane with him back to his home state of utah, his wife.and 6 members of the cal fire honor guard who have not left his side since he died. and calfire could not express enought how much it meant to them to see all the people showing their support and love for the fire fighters and matt's family. live in sonoma county justine waldman kron 4 news.
6:02 pm
(grant) breaking news tonight... an arrest has been made in a crash that left a chp officer and another driver dead. the crash happened during a traffic stop on interstate 80 in fairfield on friday. chp just held a news conference at 5:30.... the suspect is 36-year-old sean walker from rocklin california. the d-a spoke about the charges.
6:03 pm
officer kirk greiss was killed during a traffic stop... when a pickup truck crashed into the officer and the driver he had stopped. both he and the driver he pulled over were killed. police had previously said the suspect was "cooperating with the investigation". (catherine) new at 6.
6:04 pm
the san francisco police commission is set to give an update tonight on what's known simply as "building 606"-- at the old hunters point shipyard. that building has housed specialized police units for decades... and is in a superfund waste site. tonight police chief bill scott will give a status update on the concerns about safety for those stationed there. . that's after reports of officers getting sick. he'll also talk about the ongoing allegations that navy contractor 'tetra tech' botched or falsified clean-up efforts. bad roads and increased congestion have become a way of life in california, especially in the bay area. but a new study finds it's costing drivers thousands of dollars each year. kron 4's dan kerman is live in san francisco with more. dan? you might call it bay area bad
6:05 pm
roads... conditions have become so bad, road crews can barely keep up... then add to that congestion which seems to clog streets and highways at all hours.sotnow a new study by the trip research groups finds bad roads and congestion are costing california drivers 61 billion dollars annually either in repair costs or lost time and fuel due to delays.in the san francisco oakland area the costs break down to $2,992 per driver annually, while in the san jose area it costs drivers an extra $2,745sot carl guardino/ california transportation commission 41-51 carl guardino is a member of the california transportation commission. he says for more than 2 and half decades california didn't invest in transportation, that changed last year when the state legislature passed a 12 cent a
6:06 pm
gallon hike in the gas tax generating nearly 5-and a half billion dollars a year. sot that's why guardino is opposed to a november ballot measure which would repeal the gas tax... he thinks it's a step in the wrong direction and many drivers agree. (catherine) another big
6:07 pm
story tonight.... if an unsurprising one. a new poll finds that most bart passengers would like to see more police officers on station platforms and on trains. kron4's haaziq madyun has more details about the results of the poll.. he also did a little polling of his own... (pkg)would you support more police patrols on bart stations and trains to increase passenger safety in the wake of recent violent attacks. that is the twitter poll question the bay area council organization asked bart passengers who live in the counties of san francisco, san mateo, alameda and contra costa. 1,653 twitter users particiapted in the poll, the results...?sot the bay area council is
6:08 pm
regional non-partison public policy organization representing 300 of the bay area's largest employers focused on improving issues surrounding housing and transportation, says the spokesperson rufus jeffrissot nat/haaziq would you support more police patrol at bart stations and on trains?sot"yes i will" nat/haaziqwhy?sot"because i feel that we need more police officers for more safety"sot "yes i do believe that bart officers should be on the platforms to deal with issues" officials at bart say they are aware of the bay area council's twitter poll. bart is currently working on it's own a safety and security plan sot
6:09 pm
(catherine) kron4newshaaziq madyun safety everydayhaaziq madyun kron4news (catherine)coming up at 6:30... the bart police chief will join us in the studio totalk about the changes being made to keep commuters safe.. stay with us. (ken) new tonight at 6. president trump has followed through on his threat to revoke the security clearance of ex c-i-a director john brennan. a c-i-a official with knowledge of the matter says the agency was, quote, "caught off guard" by the announcement. white house spokeswoman sarah sanders said trump's decision is ánotá an attempt to silence his critics. she also said the president is reviewing the clearances of other former officials, including former director of national intelligence james clapper and former f-b-i director james
6:10 pm
comey. they - along with several others - have all criticized the president's political actions. (ken)brennan took to twitter to share his thoughts... saying "this action is part of a broader effort by mr. trump to suppress freedom of speech and punish critics. it should gravely worry all americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out. my principles are worth far more than clearances. i will not relent." a live look outside right now... as we get our first look at the four zone forecast with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: temperatures were running cooler than normal around the bay area. highs today were in the 70s and 80s inland with 50s and 60s and patch fog at the coast. it is another day of showers and thunderstorms over the sierra but that will subside as the sun goes down. on the satellite image you can see a weak area of low pressure off the coast. that low will move east keeping high pressure from building in
6:11 pm
too strong tomorrowl. once it moves past high pressure will return and bring hotter temperatures into the weekend. highs tomorrow will be in the mid to upper 80s inland. inside the bay we'll see 60s and 70s with 50s and 60s at the coast. it will begin to warm on friday with 90s inland. it will remain hot in the valleys for the weekend with much cooler weather at the coast. temperatures will cool for everyone early next week. coming up...amazing acts of forgiveness after the devastating carr fire. what people are doing for the couple accused of accidentally
6:12 pm
starting the deadly wildfire.. (ken) twitter has now followed the lead of other social media companies in banning right wing conspiracy theorist alex jones. but it's only for a week. we'll have the latest. (catherine) it was the first day of school at marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland, florida. we'll tell you about the security changes since the mass shooting there six months ago.
6:13 pm
6:14 pm
(ken) confessed parkland
6:15 pm
school shooter nikolas cruz was back in a florida courtroom today. he is facing 17 counts of murder, and 17 counts of attempted murder in the valentine's day shooting. his attorneys have offered a guilty plea in return for a life sentence, while prosecutors seek the death penalty. nikolas' brother zachary was also present at today's hearing. (ken)cruz's hearing coincided with the first day of class at his former school... marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland, florida. the school has already seen some security changes since the february 14th shooting - such as clear backpacks.however, as katrina bush reports, there are other changes students are seeing this year. parkland, fla. (wsvn) - students, teachers and faculty are back on campus after a summer dedicated to implementing tighter security in schools.one major update for stoneman douglas and most schools will be a single point of entry. that means there will be one way in and one way out during arrival and dismissal.new entrances are still in the works at some schools, but runcie reassured that students are still safe
6:16 pm
and the updates are on the way. "every school has components of single point of entry," said runcie, "but fully completed, meeting the district standards, we probably have somewhere a little less than 100 schools to go."every campus will also have an armed officer or guardian - someone with a law-enforcement background. however, several students and parents have voiced their frustration, saying not enough has been done."they said they put a lot of new safety measures in. i mean, i'm about to find out right now, so we'll see just how it goes," said stoneman douglas senior zach gordon. "just got to move on and we just got to do it. it's my last year, so i'm out after this.""if you ask me about what the county has done, i don't think they've done enough," said msd parent steven feuerman. "but i do feel the school is safer, and you know, i met all the new police last week and the new sros, and i'm very impressed with the guys that we have." officials said once the district gets more funding, they can hit their goal of getting every school a school resource officer."we have the referendum that's on the aug. 28 ballot," said runcie, "and that's to help us to secure additional resources in terms of security."runcie had a news conference after doing a walkthrough of the stoneman douglas campus wednesday morning. he said the county's goal is to ultimately have a ratio of one school resource officer to every 1,000 students."until then, we are continuing to partner with our local municipality, trying to leverage their law enforcement personnel," he said. "some of them will have to pay overtime, some of them will have to do extra-duty detail, but it's gonna take the entire
6:17 pm
county working together to make sure that we're meeting that goal." that goal." (ken) that was katrina bush reporting.the county school superintendent said the goal is to have one school resource officer for every one thousand students. (catherine) happening tonight... santa clara county officials will be fogging for mosquitoes tonight...beginning around 11- pm. this - after they found west nile virus in parts of santa clara and sunnyvale. a map shows the areas affected.... the fogging will take several hours and residents have been warned... the fogging will take a few hours. (catherine) the carr fire has killed eight people and burned more than 200- thousand acres since it started july 23rd. it was sparked by a car with a
6:18 pm
flat tire when metal from a wheel scraped against the road. some victims now want the people in that car to know that they understand it was an accident. julia avery has the story.. shasta county showing tremendous compassion and support since the carr fire ripped through redding.natsot "the carr fire has just exploded again.""everything is moving so quickly.""this trailer behind me may possibly be the origin of this fire." but people are going further than just helping those who lost their homes. they are now reaching out to tell the owners of the trailer with the flat tire, which is believed to have caused the carr fire, that they forgive them.rachel pilli/resident"i was thinking if i can send a card, maybe my friends would also send a card."so she posted the request on social media, and just two days later. natsot/rachel"68, 67, 69...90, 91"and they keep coming in. hope seth/facebook group administrator"we had firefighters who had been out there fighting the fire send notes, we've had counselors send notes saying they would be willing to meet with the couple, we've had people who've lost everything and
6:19 pm
they are even saying it's not your fault."julia avery/reporter"and it's more than just all those letters. over 300 people have taken to social media to write words of encouragement. they say it's not your fault, it could have happened to any of us, and we forgive you." hope seth/facebook group administrator"the grandfather, ed bloedsol, who lost his wife and grandchildren. his granddaughter, i believe, made a post to them saying how they weren't to blame."the social media posts are going to be printed out and combined with the physical letters. floranthropist is donating flowers and it will all be delivered to the couple.rachel pilli/resident"i think the fire has forced us to look into each others eyes and discover the human kindness we have in us. i think it's so beautiful."
6:20 pm
(catherine) that was julia avery reporting.more than three weeks after it started, the carr fire is still burning. it's now 67 percent contained. let's take a look outside right now... chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with the four zone forecast. lawrence karnow: temperatures were running cooler than normal around the bay area. highs today were inla with 50s 60s and patch fog at the coast. it is another day of showers and thunderstorms over the sierra but that will subside as the sun goes down. on the satellite image you can see a weak area of low pressure off the coast. that low will move east keeping high pressure from building in too strong tomorrowl. once it
6:21 pm
moves past high pressure will return and bring hotter temperatures into the weekend. highs tomorrow will be in the mid to upper 80s inland. inside the bay we'll see 60s and 70s with 50s and 60s at the coast. it will begin to warm on friday with 90s inland. it will remain hot in the valleys for the weekend with much cooler weather at the coast. temperatures will cool for everyone early next week. forecast.the four zone us now with the four zone forecast. lawrence karnow: temperatures next week. everyone early next week.
6:22 pm
(catherine) still ahead...air-b-n-b just made a huge contribution to help peoplewho are struggling with high rents. the political o the company's charity. (ken) more than a smiley face... the next generation of emojis will be hitting your electronic device soon. we'll tell you about the new... more inclusive faces you'll be seeing.
6:23 pm
we know what it's like to learn from the best.
6:24 pm
we know there's nothing quite like watching a son rise. we know that what's outside can change what's inside. we know the great outdoors. we love the great outdoors. bass pro shops and cabela's bring you the fall hunting classic, with huge savings on the latest gear. like these muck men's waterproof rubber boots for under $90. and save $100 on this leupold lto-tracker thermal imager. (ken) air-b-n-b is facing
6:25 pm
tough legislation in new york... and today, it made a move to try to take some of the pressure off. (catherine) grant lodes joins us now in the studio with that story.. and today's other top tech stories. grant? (grant) air-b-n-b is facing tightening regulations in new york city that could have a big impact on the company's bottom line. concerns over air bnb rentals are the same in the big apple...as they are here in the bay area... namely, that they affect the availability of housing for local residents. as a counter-measure to potential legislation, today the san francisco-based company made a 10-million dollar contribution to new york city charities that help people struggling with rising rent. it seems to be making the pitch that given looser restrictions, the company will do the right thing by the city. as it stands now, rentals for fewer than 30 days in new
6:26 pm
york...mandate that the owner is present. (grant) after initially staying neutral... twitter is now following suit with other major social media companies. it has suspended far-right conspiracy theorist alex jones for one week. a twitter spokesperson said the content which prompted twitter to suspend jones was a video published yesterday in which he said, "now is time to act on the enemy before they do a false flag." apple has already removed the full library of jones' podcasts. facebook has unpublished his pages. youtube terminated his account, and other technology companies took similar action. however, info-wars apps remain available through the google play store and in apple's app store. (grant) there are 179 proposed candidates for the next generation of emojis.the draft list for 20-19 is a big win for diversity... and for those with disabilities.the proposed additions include
6:27 pm
emoji couples holding hands - with a total of 55 skin tone and gender combinations.other changes include an emoji for a deaf person, and one with mechanical limbs.the final list of new emojis will be decided at the unicode technical committee's september meeting.the new emoji generation is set for release in the first quarter of 20-19. (catherine) coming up next - we found some children who say they're happy that summer vacation is over and it's time to study. we'll take you to the first day of school at a south bay campus.. (ken) big questions about safety and security on bart. coming up... we'll have a live interview with the bart police chief on what's being done to keep passengers safe. done to keep passengers safe. at at&t, we believe in access. done to keep passengers safe. the opportunity for everyone to explore a digital world. connecting with the things that matter most. and because nothing keeps us more connected than the internet, we've created access from at&t. california households with at least one resident who receives snap or ssi benefits
6:28 pm
may qualify for home internet at a discounted rate of $10 a month. no commitment, deposit, or installation fee. visit att.com/accessnow to learn more. (catherine) as we've
6:29 pm
6:30 pm
reported....a new survey shows overwhelming support for more police officers at bart stations and on trains. the bay area council says that a twitter poll shows that 75 percent of respondents believe more police would lead to less crime... although some riders say more patrols would make them uneasy.. (ken) joining us to talk about this.... chief of bart police... carlos rojas. (ken) time now for a look at
6:31 pm
6:32 pm
6:33 pm
6:34 pm
6:35 pm
6:36 pm
tonight's top local stories. you might call it bay area bad roads...
6:37 pm
conditions have become so bad, road crews can barely keep up... then add to that congestion which seems to clog streets and highways at all hours.now a new study by the trip research groups finds bad roads and congestion are costing california drivers 61 billion dollars annually either in repair costs or lost time and fuel due to delays.in the san francisco oakland area the costs break down to $2,992 per driver annually, while in the san jose area it costs drivers an extra $2,745 he next time you $2,745 an extra $2,745
6:38 pm
he next time you go to the atm make sure you remember where and when you took money out. cybersecurity experts say cybergangs are trying to hack into bank computers, take your information there and then make their own atm cards and then take money out pretending to be you.the fbi is warning banks to monitor their computer systems for any potential hacks.if you are a victim the banks will have to reimburse you because it's not your fault. but make sure to let them know as soon as you can because if you wait they could dispute your claimin san francisco will tran kroon 4 news no matter what grade, every kid i spoke to here at willow glen elementary was excited to go to school they were not sad summer is over and mostly because of this new playground installed just in time for the first day of school.as hundreds of students and parents filed into willow glen, principal kelli knapp welcomed each student on their first day of school.parents snapped a photo in front of the elementary school sign marking another big first day down in the books.in san jose, sara stinson, kron 4 news.
6:39 pm
(ken) a south bay zoo is celebrating a new arrival. we'll show you the cute new addition who made his debut.
6:40 pm
6:41 pm
6:42 pm
(catherine) new tonight at 6. happy hollow park and zoo in san jose is welcoming a new member of its family. a little wallaby made its first appearance - in its mother's pouch. wallaby joeys...as the babies are called - generally take a few months before they're seen peeking out of the pouches.. it means this joey was probably born in february....and will probably be hopping around in about a month. it will eventually weigh between up to 12 pounds...and be 20 inches tall. wallabies are like tiny cousins to the red kangaroo.. they're only about a tenth the size.. (ken) in sports... the a's are done in by one of the weakest hitters in the majors... (catherine) and the 49ers are in houston... but still fighting... gary will tell you what happened today in training camp... and have all the sports... coming up
6:43 pm
6:44 pm
♪ ♪ ♪ i put a spell on you ♪ yeah, because you're mine ♪ with chase atms serena can now grab cash on the go, all with the tap of her phone. ♪ stop the things you do no card? no problem. life, lived serena's way. chase, make more of what's yours.
6:45 pm
6:46 pm
the a's trying to open their with card lead on the mariners to 4 1/2 games and get to 1/2 game behiund houson in the division... 17,078 fans at the coliseum on a wednesday afternoon... top 1st... nelson cruz... grounder to 3rd... mat chapman fields it... runs to the bag to get the runner... then throws to 1st for the double play... nice play by chappy this was a pitcher's duel... bottom 4th... scoreless... mike leake... strikes out matt olson with runners at the corners to end the inning... leake: 8 ip, 2 hits, 0 runs, 6 k's top 5th... still scoreless... brett anderson... also rolling... gets dee
6:47 pm
gordon swinging... anderson: 7 2/3 ip, 5 hits, 0 runs bottom 11th... still scoreless... krhis davis... and his 32 home runs... up with a runners on 1st and 2nd... but james pazos... strikes him out with the high fastball... we go to the 12th and in the top of the 12th... the aformentioned dee gordon... who only hit one home run all season... takes yusmiero petit all the way out to right field for a 2-run hiomer final score... 2-0 mariners in 12 innings... a's now lead seattle by 2 1/2 games in the wild card amd drop 1 1/2 games behing houston in the a-l west things got a tice... in houston... and it didn't take too long either...on the first play of one-on-one matchups...49ers safety jimmie ward got into it with star
6:48 pm
texans receiver deandre hopkins... both players got kicked out of practice for fighting....but shook hands before leaving the field... hopkins led all receivers with 13 touchdowns last year... ward played in just seven games last season...and is expected to back up both the saftey and corner spots... houston hosts san francisco inn their 2nd exhibition game saturday night...(wipe to alfred morris) meanwhile... the 49ers continued their joint practice against the texans... jimmy garoppolo and company getting some work in the lone star state it was also the first niners practice for running back alfred morris... the 49ers signed him on monday...morris spent a couple of yhears as a backup with the dalles cowboys but he had his best years in washington... where kyle shanahan was the offensove coordinator at the time... earning all-pro status as a rookie in 2013 morris talked today about now being a 49er...(sot: morris) "i am familiar with the offense. been groomed in it my first two years.there's a lot of differences now, but
6:49 pm
overall there is a lot of similarities, and just kind of getting back into learning these things. it's gonna be a process, but the first day went pretty well. they gave me opportunities to get in there and get my feet wet." this being my last week at kron we are running segments from ny career at 8:45... here is a tease for tonight's bit... "after graduating in speech and arts, gary turned to broadcasting, and had the unique distinction of hosting two shows on two different channels. one with legendary unlv basketball coach jerry tarkanian. radnich would book guests by offering car service--his own car, a plum- colored cadillac el dorado who was affectionately known as "raddie's caddy, or, as mom liked to call it:"the pimp mo-bile"
6:50 pm
how about some how about how about some interntional soccer? uefa super cup finals...real madrid battling atletico
6:51 pm
estonia.... real playing without superstar cristiano ronaldo...and...no surprise...they could have used him... diego costa scored two goals for atletico....as they cruised to a 4-2 win... ronaldo...who signed with italian club juventus in june...is real madrid's all-time top scorer... and bleacher report poked fun at real madrid with this photo of their former superstar... christiano ronaldo... with the caption: "miss me?"... ronaldo has won five champions league titles...and scored 450 goals in 438 games with real madrid... now he'll try to bring that same glory to juventus (who-vent-us) in the italian league...they lost to ronaldo and real madrid in last year's final...
6:52 pm
(catherine) coming up next....the unusual strategy aimed atgetting families to buy healthier food... the tactic.......involves a cash payout..
6:53 pm
6:54 pm
(ken) eating healthy isn't always easy, especially if you're on a tight budget. this year households in america are on
6:55 pm
food stamps, that's approximately 40 million people. (catherine) researchers in southern california are now trying to figure out whether financial incentives might get people to buymore fruits and vegetables.. kron4's camila bernal has the story. nats cristina alvarado has found a new way of shopping. she used to avoid expensive produce.but now--- things like papayas, broccoli, and bell peppers on her list.thanks to !mas fresco! more fresh, a research program funded by the department of agriculture, she gets up to $40 a month for every dollar she spends on fruits and vegetablesnatsthe program is open to people on food stamps and new data from the study shows that people were more likely to buy fresh fruits and vegetables if they received the financial incentives. joe prickitt/ucsd center for community health: helped them in terms of their food insecurity, helped them address hunger and also helped them address disease prevention. joe prickitt, at uc san diego, oversees the program that has now provided funds for more than a thousand families in los angeles, san diego and orange counties.joe prickitt/ucsd center for community health: "our goal was to create a model program for the rest of the country." in alvarado's case, natsthe extra money has also had a significant impact on her daughter's health.erika alvarado/daughter: she started cooking healthier and i started losing weight, we went to the doctor and i'm not prediabetic anymore participants are enrolled for
6:56 pm
a year and the program runs through 2020. for now in the alvarado family, fruits and veggies are no longer a luxury, they're on the menu. in san diego, im camila bernal kron4 news. kron4 news. camila bernal in san diego, im camila bernal kron4 news. (ken)a live look right now at the salt lake international airport where the body of the firefighter who died fighting the mendocino complex fires is just touching down..this is
6:57 pm
the utah national guard depot.earlier we were at the procession for battalion chief matt burchett ... as his body was flown out of sonoma county airport..... on its way to its final resting place tonight in a utah funeral home.burchett leaves behind a wife... and a six year old son. a full hour of entertainment of entertainment of a full hour a full hour of entertainment news is on the way. at 7:00 it's inside edition, followed by entertainment tonight at 7-30. t
6:58 pm
6:59 pm
7:00 pm
saved by a slurpie. how these girls fought off the accused predator. >> i smashed my slushy on his head. >> have you seen this guy's mug shot with coffee all over his shirt? >> then a late-night media blitz. >> you see me in a fight with a bear. pray for the bear. >> omarosa. >> donald trump, matchmaker? >> i hope i can find him. >> the forgotten donald trump- v6 dating show. and beaver attack. dad and don -- daughter versus a rabid beaver. plus, dollars

428 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on