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now at eight as far as we know this area is going to be shut down until further noticewhat we are learning about the structural problem that shut down san francisco's newly opened transbay transit terminalwhooshshockingscary east bay parents react to the news that a second grader threatened a teacher with a gun.whooshoakland is a union town teachers upset at one of the biggest bay area school districts ... what they want (pam) now at 8 -- (pam)(pam) now at 8 -- we continue to follow major problems at the transbay transit center. huge traffic problems continue in
san francisco at this hour ... after the brand, new salesforce transit center closes down ... because of a fissure discovered in one of the building's steel beams. the center has only been officially open since august 12th. transit service is now being routed to the temporary transbay terminal ... at howard and main streets, while inspections take place. thank you for joining us, i'm pam moore. (catherine) and i'm catherine heenan in for ken wayne. the shut-down is happening just as the annual salesforce "dreamforce" conference kicked off today...just a few blocks away. kron4's ali reed is live in downtown san francisco.. ali - what's the latest? workers were installing ceiling tiles when they spotted the crack this morning. that fissure is in a beam on the bus deck ..... near fremont street. that beam supports a portion of the bus deck ... as well as part of the park. we're told the last time it was inspected was during final inspections last year.once it was spotted,
inspectors were called, and out of an abundance of caution, the streets were closed, and so was the transbay terminal.the beam is about 6 1/2 feet high.it's also hard to tell how long it's been there.there will be further inspections orking tonight and tomorrow morning to find out the cause of the crack ..... and to make sure the building is safe for people to use. for now, inspectors don't see a connection between this crack and the sinking of the millenium tower.research is being done to find out if other locations have been impacted. for now, fremont street may be closed for the next day or 2 ... as they try to figure out what caused the crack and what the implications are.sot our investigations are ongoing ..... building can be opened to the public again.standup operations have been moved back to the temporary terminal as people prepare for the morning commute, expect delays. that's for drivers, that will have to deal with street closures, and commuters getting around by bus or train. reporting live from san francisco .... ar .... kron 4 news.
kingston explains -- only the parents of the students in the classroom where it happned -- were originally notified .. the rest of the school's parents were left in the dark ... until just a few hours ago when kron4 showed up at the school. (mk)bonnie salazar, parent"i'm a little bit baffled by the information first of all because the school didn't inform us." glenn tigno, parent "they should've said something to the parents"parents in total shock tuesday afternoon to find out about an incident that had occured at their child's school more than 24 hours ago.christine hernandez, parent"we leave them in the school's hands and just want to ensure that we are notified of it and instances that are occurring."a concerned parent reached out to kron 4 to tell us a second grade student brought a pellet gun to shafer park elemetary school on monday -- and threatened to pull it out of his backpack in class.we're told parents were not notified until hours after the incident.later learning that only parents of the students who were in the classroom where the gun was found knew about what happened.
the rest of the schools parents had no idea.christine hernandez, parent"we need to be notified regardless. we want to ensure our children's safety while in school." michelle kingston, mkingstonnews"we reached out to hayward police who told us they later found out it was not a pellet gun, but a clear plastic air soft gun with an orange tip.they said there would be no criminal investigation because no threats were made and because of the student's age."bonnie salazar, parent"we depend on them to keep our children safe and keep the parents informed." the school district says the incident is under investigation and no one was hurt. they comment on how the child would be disciplined. when we asked why only parents of the students in the classroom were notified, they told us they'd be reaching out to the rest of the parents on tuesday evening.in hayward, michelle kingston, kron 4 news (catherine) our other big story tonight... two fires came dangerously close to homes -- and tonight investigators say it was arson. the fires began in the hills behind a neighborhood in san ramon... forcing residents to leave and
fear for the worst. today - investigators announced an arrest.. kron 4's terisa estacio has the latest from san ramon. (take pkg) with flames coming dangerously close to the wong's home, ken wong says they packed up just in case. ken wong, san ramon resident. we were worried, my wife more worried, we packed up valuables to leave, but now relieved they caught someone. police have arrested this man william r. priest, 39, a san ramon resident on arson. they believe he started both fires that erupted out here. it was sunday when flames stretched up into the air in the east bay regional park district property - that backs up to the homes out here... and then monday, another vegetation fire, suspiciously close to sunday's blaze. this is drone video that shows you just how close those two fires were... wong. ever seen anything like this before, no, no, it was suspicious. police are thanking the public for helping out - saying a resident saw a man leave the area right after the fire started.
flag warning is still in effect tonight ... as conditions remain very dry in sonoma county in particular. officials are warning the public to stay vigilant .... and aware of wildfire danger. kron 4's charles clifford has details. well, the latest red flag warning from the national weather service actually expired at 5 on tuesday afternoon but september and october remain the most dangerous month of the year for wildfires. that grass is bone dry, the trees are dry and the ground is dry. wildfires are still a very real danger.red flag warnings are nothing new in sonoma county, but after last year's devastating wildfires, fire officials made some changes. now during red flag warnis, fire crews are beefed up and put on standby. james williams is the fire marshal for the sonoma county fire and emergency services department sotthere's a strike team and task force from various departments across the county. that way we can get a heavy response during the fire's
early stages.since last year, fire officials have also worked on improving their fire detection capabilities. last month, the county approved nearly half a million dollars to build a camera network that will watch for problems.sotto have early detection and warning of fire that are starting. that way we can get word out to the public about that. to have early notification to get resources on the scene and hopefully supress the fire very quickly. the county has also worked to improve it's public outreach to ask for the public's help in preventing wildfires.sot in sonoma county, charles clifford kron 4 news. lawrence the valleys with highs in the
90s today.fog near the coast kept temperatures much cooler and in the 60s. fire danger will be lower tonight with decreasing winds. on the satellite you can see highs pressure as it slides toward california. it will make for hotter weather tomorrow with some highs moving into the upper 90s inland but cool 60s at the coast and 70s and 80s around the bay. it will cool a littl on thursday. there is a slight chance of showers to the north on saturday and
department. pina works at palmer school in walnut creek but authorities say the charges are not linked to the school. if you have information on pina or more alleged victims, you're asked to contact the contra costa sheriff's office. (pam) the san francisco police department is working to reduce the number of car break-ins in the city... and officers say, they made three straight days of arrests this month. all of the arrests were in the fisherman's wharf and north beach area. san francisco police arrested five suspects in those three days. one of the suspects is being connected to three different car break-ins around the area. police say, they made another arrest, when two suspects broke a car window and stole two bags from inside the car ... right in front of them. coming up at eight... bill cosby is going to state prison.. details on how many years he could face behind bars -- that's after the break. and -- details on how homeless advocates are trying to save a county-owned building from the wrecking ball. and -- teachers in
teachers about what they say ... is holding up getting a contract signed. nat sound - teachers rally oakland teachers had a day of action throughout the district holding rallies sending a message to the oakland unified school district that they want their demands met during the upcoming state-assisted mediation on wednesday sound from keith brown, bret harte middle school teacher, oakland "right now we have a shortage of teachers because of the cost of living" kieth brown a bret harte middle school teacher says there are 44 teacher vacancies across the district and he fears that will increase. sound from keith brown, bret harte middle school teacher, oakland "we need more money to live here" nat sound - teachers rally sound from chris bautista / oakland high school teacher "i had to take a 2nd job" chris
batista is an english history teacher at oakland international high school, he works 2 jobs, 7 days a week, his other job is starbucks he says his teaching job does not pay enough to make it here in the bay area. sound from chris bautista / oakland high school teacher "i work early saturday and sunday and grade papers at lunch" stand up - gabe slate "i reached out to the oakland unified school district who told me they had no comment"in oakland gabe slate kron 4 news (catherine) with tensions high among teachers and staff... there was still something to celebrate today. namely - large grants. oakland and san francisco schools helped jump-start the four-day dreamforce conference by celebrating the money coming their way. safesforce is providing 15- million dollars in grants to the san francisco and oakland districts. students had a
chance to meet salesforce c-e- o marc benioff on the first day of the annual "dreamforce" conference... he was joined by local mayors and school leaders.. including need."> including the new grant money -- salesforce hasdonated 50 million dollars to bay area public schools since20-13. (pam) an update now on a controversial homeless housing proposal in the south bay... san jose county supervisors voted 3-2 to accept a bid to demolish the old city hall building ... that some wanted to be converted into temporary ... transitional housing for people in need. san jose county officials heard from the community today.... the housing proposal was planned to house as many as 150 people who are now living
on the streets. now to our four zone forecast. taking a live look outside at s-f-o.kron-4's chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is here now with the forecast lawrence karnow: it was lawrence karnow: it was hot in the valleys with highs in the 90s today.fog near the coast kept temperatures much cooler and in the 60s. fire danger will be lower tonight with decreasing winds. on the satellite you can see highs pressure as it slides toward california. it will make for hotter weather tomorrow with some highs moving into the upper 90s inland but cool 60s at the coast and 70s and 80s around the bay. it will cool a littl on thursday. there is a slight chance of showers to the north on saturday and
(pam) the sight his accusers have been awaiting for years:bill cosby in handcuffs .... the first celebrity jailed for sex crimes in the #metoo era.(pam) a pennsylvania judge declared .... the 81=year=old comedian is a violent sexual predator and a menace to society.(catherine) the judge sentenced cosby to three- to ten- years in state prison, with mandatory enrollment in a sex offender's program. lovable doctor cliff huxtable -- unmasked as a predator who raped women who saw him as a mentor. the rumors started more than a decade ago and led to his arrest three
years ago. after two trials, cosby is finally paying the price. gavel natafter the sentencing andrea constand hugged another cosby accuser.cosby was convicted of drugging her at his home in 2004 and raping her while she was unconscious . she wrote a five=page letter to the judge, saying that cosby had, quote, "robbed me of my health and vitality, my open nature, and my trust in myself and others."other alleged victims applauded her courage, "i'm just struggling to keep going and i'm happy the judge sentenced bill cosby accordingly and i am grateful to andrea for standing strong." cosby's attorneys had argued for house arrest, noting that the defendent is legally blind. instead the judge sentenced him to three to ten years behind bars, and labeled cosby a sexually violent predator. the classification means he will have to attend counseling for the rest of his life.if he's released, his address will be posted on a sex=offender register, with a warning to neighbors.the judge also fined him 25=thousand dollars and ordered him to pay the 400=thousand dollar cost of the trial.this is a very important day,,, judgment day has come. "for decades, the
national voter registration y .... by announcing a milestone.. details ahead. and in sports... lebro james practices for the first time as a laker... and is amused by a very interesting question from the media... mark has sports... later in the show (catherine) here's what we're tracking new tonight at nine... a food vendor at a popular ballpark -- is fired for spitting in a customers' pizza. the incident - caught on camera... find out why the person who recorded the video was'also' fired. that's coming up new at nine... ...
twitter users should also see a link to register .... when they log in to that platform. here in california, the deadline to register is now less than a month away -- october 22nd. (catherine) california's secretary of state is celebrating national voter registration day by announcing a milestone.. in the courtyard of a sacramento high school.. secretary of state alex padilla announced california teens are making history. since the launch of california's pre- registration program, more than 200,000 16 and 17 year olds have pre-registered to vote. the program launched two years ago and padilla says about 100,000 have turned 18 and will be able to cast their ballot in the upcoming election. getting the youngest voters to turn out on election day has been a priority for padilla.
doubt.">(catherine) in the bay area - an estimated 39,000 teenagers have pregistered. coming up at eight... a training exercise went terribly wrong. why one fire department is taking heat..... for using a dead person to teach firefighters new skills. also - a man has been detained after being accused of assaulting a woman at an east bay bart station. we'll explain what happened. a six-year- old boy is back at home with his mom... after being kidnapped 24-hours- earlier. details on how he was found ... when we come back. ((lawrence tease))i'm kron 4 tease))((lawrence
(catherine) a six-year-old boy is back home with his mother -- afterbeing abducted 24-hours-earlier. (pam) and the boy's father has been arrested. kron4's haaziq madyun has the story. (pkg)this is a photo of 6-year-old jayce cosso being reunited tuesday with his mother at their home in modesto. the child was taken by force from this same location the day before allegedly by his father sot
six people. an amber alert was issued. modesto police investigators say among the tips they received was information pointing to jayce and his father john cosso being here at la quinta inn & suites in the city of dublin. witnesses say at around 8am tuesday morning police made their movesot"i just seen a guy get tackled by like a swat team and a little boy crying for his dad"sot"i was worried that something had happened. i felt bad for the little boy. i have six little grand kids and it made me think of that. hopefully he is okay">with the help of dublin police and the alameda county sheriff's office, modesto police arrested john cosso. jayce was returned home safe and uninjured. investigators say the amber alert played a key role in tracking them down sot jayce's 17-year-old step brother was also arrested at la quinta in connection to the child abduction. modesto police say they are actively looking for at least four more unnamed suspects in this case. in dublin haaziq madyun kron4news
bay.. a man was taken into custody after being accused of assaultinga woman at a bart station. it happened at the bay fair station in san leandro early this morning. police say the man pulled a woman he didn't know off the train after he thought she was using drugs..... officer say they weren't able to confirm whether she was or not. that woman decided not to file charges against the man. he's been put on a mental health hold. (catherine) in national news tonight -- embattled supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh responded to allegations of sexual misconduct... in an interview with fox news last night - he pushed for a "fair process"... kavanaugh, as well as at least one accuser,
will testify before the senate judiciary committee thursday. the highly-anticipated hearing could seal the fate of president trump's pick to fill the open seat on the high court. omar jimenez has the latest. the countdown is on for a senate hearing that will likely decide the fate of supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh. and now - republicans leaders - even kavanaugh - are strongly speaking out.brett kavanaugh/supreme court nominee: "i am looking for a fair process."the judge is facing accusations of sexual misconduct from multiple women during his time as a high school and college student - including a claim from christine blasey ford, who says kavanaugh pinned her down in a bed and attempted to remove her clothes at a party during the early 1980s.ford is scheduled to testify on thursday before the senate judiciary committee. in an unprecedented move, kavanaugh gave a tv interview to fox news tuesday defending himself. brett kavanaugh/supreme court nominee: "i ve never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school. not ever."and kavanaugh has support from republican leaders as well - including the president, who
on tuesday directly criticized the accusations from ford, and new allegations reported in the new yorker this week.pres. trump: "he's never had any charges like this. charges come up from, what, 36 years ago, that are totally unsubstatiated? //// this is a con game being played by the democrats."but kavanaugh's fate will ultimately come down to whether áallá republican senators are on board.manu raju: "should there a full fbi investigation into these allegations?"and at least one - alaska senator lisa murkowski - wants to know more. sen. lisa murkowski/-r- alaska: "well it would sure clear up all the questions, wouldn't it?"mcconnell has promised to hold aote on kavanaugh's nomination no matter what happens on thursday.in washington, i'm omar jimenez. (catherine) (catherine) (catherine) the senate judiciary committee has scheduled a vote for friday on brett kavanaugh's nomination to the supreme court. (catherine) now to our four zone forecast. you're looking live at the golden gate bridge.(pam)
kron-4's chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us with a look aheadahead lawrence karnow: it was hot in the valleys with highs in the 90s today.fog near the coast kept temperatures much cooler and in the 60s. fire danger will be lower tonight with decreasing winds. on the satellite you can see highs pressure as it slides toward california. it will make for hotter weather tomorrow with some highs moving into the upper 90s inland but cool 60s at the coast and 70s and 80s around the bay. it will cool a littl on thursday. there is a slight chance of showers to the north on saturday and
still ahead at 8 -- a woman is arrested after taking in abandoned pets during hurricane florence. how the community is taking action to protect her... when we come back. plus ... three days stranded in the elements... how one woman survived plunging down a cliff with little to nothing. and -- a training exercise that went terribly wrong. why one fire department is taking heat for using a dead person to teach firefighters new skills. this is customizable streaming tv for your family. ...whatever size. it's saving money with flexible channel packs. live tv and the latest shows to stream.
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a training exercise in washington state went horribly wrong .... when a group of firefighters used a dead body to practice their skills. (catherine) the fire chief called their actions 'unprecedented and wrong.' joel moreno reports. when firefighters race to a call... they have to be ready for so many situations - including helping unconscious patients to breathe.but the fire chief says the preparatns staff took at fire station one crossed the line.chief bill newbold, bellingham fire dept.: "i believe that this ended up to be completely misguided."in july a dead body headed to a funeral home was first used inside this station to practice intubations where firefighters inserted a tube
down down the throat to open an airway.mayor kelli linville/bellingham: "when you have someone who has passed away and their family isn't there to take care of them, we are the caretaker and we did not do our duty."several firefighters came forward later to report what they'd done.chief bill newbold, bellingham fire dept.: "in hindsight when they looked back at the totality of the event, i do believe that there was some concern."two firefighters have since resigned.others were docked pay.. and written up.chief bill newbold, bellingham fire dept.: "we do value the trust that the public provides us. and we want to be good stewards of that." (pam) that was joel moreno reporting. intubation is a skill paramedics routinely practice. it is often done on the job ... when crews are working to revive unconscious patients. there are a lot of complications which can result from a bad intubation, including brain damage, cardiac arrest, or death. next at 8 -- intense moments at a youth football game - caught on camera. why tempers flaired between a parent and a referee... just ahead in sports, the
her truck veered off a road and fell more than 120-feet down an embankment.. she was then stranded for three long days.. (pam) officials say, she has some sharp-eyed kayakers to thank for her rescue. jennifer mcgraw reports. nat sound"she doesn't know where her vehicle is and is screaming for help,"after three days.. that help was finally on its way.nat sounda woman's truck plunged off the road down a 200 foot embankment.. deep in the hills of el dorado county.officer dan lewis/chp"that's where the car stopped. i imagine the hillside is probably 300 to 400 yards down."chp's officer dan lewis was called to the rescue.officer dan lewis/chp"i don't know how she survived that and for that long,"police say it was all thanks to some kayakers floating by.officer dan lewis/chp"if they weren't out there that day and she kept going down the hill and i'm not sure anyone would have found her at all for a very long time. they basically saved her life."firefighters hiked the rugged terrain and were able to stabilize the 47- year-old woman who had suffered some major injuries. officer dan lewis/chp"for the
firefighters going down there, that's the hard part because that's a steep embankment. honestly i'm really impressed by those kayakers who took the time out of their day, if it wasn't for them she would've been down there a really long time,"maneuvering through mountainous terrain, at first, the chp helicopter had difficulty even locating the stranded woman.officer dan lewis/chp"we were hovering up and down the hillside trying to find her. one of the kayakers parked his boat, got out to the short, hiked up to her, took off his t-shirt and he was swinging it around in a circle,"with more than 14 years of experience, lewis says the outcome isn't always survival and was just happy officer dan lewis/chp"it's very rewarding and we all like what we do and we enjoy helping people out,"lewis said it was an effort from the ground crews to the skies.a woman lucky to be alive. (pam) coming up on kron4 news at nine... a grandfather called a hero -- after he lost his life, protecting one of his own, in a horrific crash.. tonight, hear the great lengths he went through... to make sure his grandson was able to see another day... that's new tonight at nine..
starting tonight with the a's-- who, have already locked up a postseason spot... and are now going after the west or a chance to host the wildcard game. the green and gold in seattle. here's an update from safeco-- at last check, a's up... 6-5 in the 4th inning a lot of offense early on, 6-runs in the first two innings. full highlights later tonight. while that's going on, let's relive the scene from last night. party in the locker room after they clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2014. it's one of the more remarkable stories of the year... in mid-june, they were 11-and-a half back of the division lead... then went on an incredible run... 61-and-26 since june 15th, despite key starters on the disabled list... and now oakland back in the postseason with most likely a wild-card bid.. after 3-straight last place finishes in the division. "this is a special group and we deserve everything that is happening to us. obviously we're gona enjoy tonight and after tonight we are still on a mission.we're still on a mission to bring home that home field advantage and play in front of the city of oakland""i've
envisioned this day for a while and i just kept being positive and positive and it's just been all around fun. it's indescribable." lexus ultimate highlight... courtesy of nationals ace max scherzer. in what is most likely his final start of the year, needed 10-strikeouts to reach 300-strikeouts for the season... and he was working... racked up 10- k's in 7 innings. he's the sixth player since 1990 to reach 300 punchouts in a year... and tonight he wins our lexus ultimate highlight. moving on over to the warriors, now that the media day press conferences are done with, it's time for the work to begin. the reigning champs with their first training camp practice. lots to talk about with this team.. one topic that came up during media day was how much longer will the roster look the way it does... given that several key players including klay
thompson and kevin durant are free agents next year... and draymond green's deal is looming. today steve kerr...addressing that conversation head on. "this will probably be the last time that i say anything about free agency for next year. it's a good question on the first day of practice because that's going to be looming. but it will be looming for fans and media, it won't be looming for us. we're going to focus on this year. have a great time, have some fun, go out and try to do it again and we'll worry about all that other stuff later." another fascinating item- the warriors will be seeing lebron james on a more regular basis. the three-time world champ and golden state rival.. in his first practice with the los angeles lakers. now that he's in the division, the warriors will see james four times during the regular season.. today-- lebron fielded an interesting question... from l-a media. 'the l.a.fan base, how do you expect to earn their respect and earn their loyalty?""who me?""the fan base,
yes.""me?" "yes you""huh? (laughs)" "they say they want to see you and earn their respect""i signed a four year deal, how much more, what do you want me to do?" "a sign... i caught them outside of here yesterday" "listen, listen, i signed a four year deal. i'm here so, i mean, i know what i bring to the table and the floor." (pam) a youth football team a youth (pam) a youth (pam)(pam) a youth football team in albuquerque, new mexico, has been banned, after a parent body- slammed a referee.(pam) francesca washington has the video that's going viral and sparking outrage. natsa flag on the play.... then a push from a player... then a push back from a referee...prompted this dad to cross a line that any responsible sports parent knows should never be crossed. all while the 13-year-old football players looked on. parent: "i think that's
horrible. that's uncalled for." parents say the fight happened in the middle of a young america football league game on saturday between rio grande and atrisco heritage.ofc. simon drobik ÷ albuquerque police dept.:"unfortunately some people get too excited for these events and they decide to go on to the field and take matters into their own hands."as with any youth sports league -- yafl has a code of conduct where parents pledge to control their emotions and set a good example.yafl sent us a statement saying someone from the rio grande team violated those policies and because of that the entire team is banned for the season.according to a- p-d they are being called to incidents like this more and more often.ofc. simon drobik ÷ albuquerque police dept.:"i think nationwide you're seeing this behavior nationwide not just albuquerque."the new mexico activities association -- which does not oversee yafl -- says aggressive acts like these are scaring away referees.on the phone: dusty young:"it's disappointing to see something like that occur at a youth sporting event, and unfortunately it's one of those things and other sportsmanship issues that are causing the shortage of officials."and parents we spoke to also feel for the kids -- who are forced to see that kind of behavior.parent: "i think this would be scary for some of the kids, they wouldn't want to play anymore."
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snake named 'felix' is now up for adoption...but only after undergoing four months of treatment for burns.(pam) the snake was brought to the burlingame s-p-c-a with burns covering a third of his body. animal workers say, it might have happened because he had been in a cage that was too small and hot. vets do not know how old felix is ... they do know the six- foot snake is fully grown. you can head over to our website kron 4 dot com ... for information on how to adopt him. (catherine) a north carolina woman is finding support online after being arrested for taking in pets during hurricane florence. more than ten-thousand people have signed online petitions demanding all charges against tammie hedges be dropped. she opened a temporary shelter to take in 27 dogs and cats during the hurricane. arrest warrants say in part that she administered antibiotics to pets without a medical license. it's
against the law to practice veterinary medicine without a state license or a temporary permit. tammie says she won't make any other comments until she talks to a lawyer. she'll be back in court next month. (pam) that wraps up kron 4 news at 8.(catherine) j.r. stone and vicki liviakis are here with kron 4 news at 9. (jr stone) thanks pam and catherine...next at nine... a traffic nightmare--- the transbay transit center shut down tonight--after a crack was discovered in one of the building's steel beams. and it hasn't even been open for that long... we have a live report on the how the problem is being handled ... and how this will affect your commute.(vicki) plus... residents in one east bay community scrambling to find a
new place to live or come up with the money-- after the new owners of their aparmtent building are rising the rent...hear their plead for help to city council in a live report...(jr stone) and a heads up for parents with kids in college-- make sure they choose their major wisely-- what thestudy may determine their success in the work force. we'll tell you what the most valuable college majors are...(vicki) keep it here kron 4 news at nine in primetime is next ♪ flintstones! meet the flintstones. ♪ ♪ they're the modern stone age family. ♪ ♪ from the town of bedrock. ♪ meet george jetson. ♪
already facing major problems.... the transbay transit center shut down tonight after a crack was discovered in one of the building's steel beams.(jr stone) thanks for joining us, im jr stone in for grant lodes...(vicki) and im vicki livakis... the center has only been officially open since august 12th. this caused major traffic problems all across the area-- and transit service is now being routed to the temporary transbay terminal ... while inspections take
place.(jr stone) kron4's ali reid is live in downtown san francisco... with the latest ali? workers were installing ceiling tiles when they spotted the crack this morning. that fissure is in a beam on the bus deck ..... near fremont street. that beam supports a portion of the bus deck ... as well as part of the park. we're told the last time it was inspected was during final inspections last year.once it was spotted, inspectors were called, and out of an abundance of caution, the streets were closed, and so was the transbay terminal.the beam is about 6 1/2 feet high.it's also hard to tell how long it's been there.there will be further inspections orking tonight and tomorrow morning to find out the cause of the crack ..... and to make sure the building is safe for people to use. for now, inspectors don't see a connection between this crack and the sinking of the millenium tower.research is being done to find out if other locations have been impacted. fremont street may be closed for the next day or 2 ... as they try to figure out what caused the crack and what the implications are.sot our investigations are ongoing ..... building can be opened to the public again.standup operations have been moved back to the temporary terminal as people prepare for the morning commute, expect delays. that's for