tv KRON 4 Evening News KRON November 20, 2018 5:00pm-7:01pm PST
crews working to recover human debris in the butte county wildfire. good evening i'm vicki liviakis. (catherine) and i'm catherine heenan in for grant lodes. the rain is expected to move that nasty smoke out of the bay area. chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is here with details on when the storm will hit-- and how much rain it will bring. lawrence karnow: rain is finally headed our way with gusty winds and much better air quality. rain will be heavy at times tomorrow before turning to shower in the afternoon. more rain is likely on friday and early saturday morning.
unaccounted for. so far the fire has burned more than 151-thousand acres and it's 70-percent contained. more than 12 thousand homes have been destroyed and 14-thousand are threatened. tonight crews are desperately trying to recover human remains-- and stabilize everything before the storm hits. kron 4's terisa estacio is live in chico tonight-- terisa, what are crews up against?
(vicki) kron 4 and our parent company-- nexstar media group... have partnered to help the fire victims in butte county. if you would like to help those affected by the 'camp fire'... the american red cross is accepting donations. you can check kron 4.com for details.. (catherine) a big story tonight-- it turns out the
body of a man discovered in the bay over the weekend - "is" the missing 49er fan we've been talking about since early last week.. kron four's rob fladeboe brings us up to date on the story now.. he's live in santa clara. rob? (rob/live) citing a coronor's report just out today, santa clara police say the search for 49ers fan ian powers, who went missing following the game a week ago monday night, drowned. his death they say, was an accident. it was here in the bay, about a mile from the alviso marina where san jose police recovered the body of a man on saturday. the county cornor has determined the body is that of this man, 32 year old ian powers, of spokane, washington. the corner found the cause of death was drowning by saltwater. captain wahid kazem/santa clara police "....we can see no evidence of foul play being involved in this case at any point. it's a very sad and tragic end to the case and there are still a lot of questions unanswered,
unfortunately the only one who could answer those questions is ian himself..."powers had attended the november 12th 49ers game with his girlfriend and her children, leaving for the restroom in the 4th quarter not to return. he was last seen on surveillance video leaving the stadium. why did he leave without his companions? how did he end up in alviso when his car was parked in the opposite direction? captain wahid kazem/santa clara police "....we too have many of the same questions as members of the public like ow he ended up where he did but given we have there is really nothing there for us. the coroner's analysis is an important part of our investigation and had there been any evidence of foul play it would have taken us down a different path but they have ruled this an accidental drowning..." (rob live) police say that unless someone comes forward, either here or back in spokane, with some information that contradicts the coronor's findings, they will consider this case to be closed. live in santa clara rob fladeboe kron4news
(vicki) feeding people in need over the thanksgiving holiday is something an oakland city employee has been doing for nearly 30 years. (catherine) she's now nearing retirement -- and tells kron4's haaziq madyun that the free thanksgiving groceries program will continue doing this, the department and outreach center, sitting right now miss maryann says the idea developed around thanksgiving time back in 1990 while she was on the dogwatch shift with an opd officer who noticed a family in needsot
you know any program that i can direct this family to? and i said yeah! you and i! if you go buy the turkey i will put together all the other trimmings for you">nearly three decades later she is still helping those in need, giving away groceries for an average of 200 happy thanksgiving meals each year nats/free groceries recipient "happy now because i was struggling"although this is a civilian led food drive, oakland police officers play a key role in identifying those in needsot miss maryann says she is preparing for retirement after 30-years at opd but plans to pass on the thanksgiving grocery giveaway to her granddaughtersot
warning before you eat any salads. the c-d-c is urging ááeveryone to throw away romaine lettuce. we'll explain why. (catherine) also - a lot of people are escaping the smoke-- and heading to the snow. the latest conditions - as many get out of town for the thanksgiving holiday. (vicki) plus after the break-- a relaxing vacation turns into a crime scene, after a mother is killed on the cruise ship. why her kids say she was nervous about taking the trip.
"it was shocking and scary, too /// we heard after breakfast time that there had been a murder," (catherine) their mother fell to her death from the top deck of a cruise ship.tonight her children are saying she did not want to go on the cruise ... and feared she might not return alive.the fbi and police on the caribbean island of aruba are investigating alma-rosio tenorio's death as a possible homicide. the fifty=two year old grandmother from alabama died after falling from the upper deck of the royal princess cruise ship. the royal princess was at sea between the dutch caribbean islands of curacao and aruba. some witnesses report seeing tenorio struggle with what they described as a muscular man on the top deck of the ship.tenorio died after falling fourteen stories, shattering the top of this lifeboat,""i heard
a thump. i thought it was in the middle of night; it was early morning,"""it was 20 past three and we looked over the balcony."the next morning, police boarded the ship in aruba, questioning everyone but making no arrests. "they said that the husband had been cleared, and that it was someone - i don't know if he knew her or not," today, their two children told "good morning america" they believe she had a premonition of her death.daughter andrea said "she did not want to go on this trip. she knew something was going to happen.and son timothy said his mother gave him an extra-long embrace and said, "well it might be your last hug you get from me."the siblings say their parents went on the trip to patch up some marital troubles, but they do not suspect their father,last weekend, the royal princess returned to fort lauderdale ... the dead woman's stateroom, taped off as a crime scene.passengers say they have no idea if one of their shipmates was a murderder."just a lot of unanswered questions." ( catherine ) the dead woman's husband says he doesn't believe his wife was
murdered and told good morning america -- "her death will haunt me forever."vicki? (vicki) for your health tonight... americans are being asked not to eat any romaine lettuce. the centers for disease control and prevention says it's due to e-coli concerns. the c-d-c says 32 people in 11 states have been infected with e-coli blamed on romaine lettuce. another 18 have fallen ill from the same strain in two canadian provinces. and since no one common grower, supplier, distributor or company has been identified as the source of the outbreak, the c-d-c is advising all americans to throw out any romaine lettuce they have at home. restaurants and stores are also being asked not serve or sell any until more is known about the outbreak.is known about any until more is known about the outbreak. (catherine) wall street saw big losses today amid growing fears of an earnings and economic growth slowdown. the dow fell 552 points, while the nasdaq and s-and-p
500 both dropped nearly two percent. today's losses mean all three major indexes have lost their gains for 20- 18. u-s oil prices also continue to plunge. and - apple sank 4-point-8 percent today. (vicki) on two fronts... word of rain returning to the bay area brings much needed relief from the smoke that has lingered now for a couple of weeks. also, our dry vegetation can use a good drenching. kron four's philippe djegal reports from the east bay... where people are preparing for a downpour. (philippe) the air isn't fresh in the bay area... but taking a deep breath tuesday... was much less irritating than it has been for nearly two-weeks.nats- joel smith in walnut creek is taking advatange of the break in weather to get a little yard work done.joel smith/hopeful for rain- "the rain will be welcome to clear away the smoke." smith lives near howe-homestead park.... one of five locations the city of walnut creek has turned into free sandbag stations.bob
chin/concerned about flooding- "they don't have no shovel here. so, i uh (philippe) yeah, it's bring your own shovel. (bob) so, this is my shovel here, haha." rain is expected overnight. bob chin fears his home could experience some flooding. so, he packed a few bags of sand in the larkey park parking lot.bob chin/concerned about flooding- "my pipe is all backed up. any water will overflow my sewage. so, that's why i'm doing it." there are also concerns about the particulate matter from the smoke and the possibility of it causing health problems by contaminating our drinking water.sejal choksi-chugh/sf baykeeper- "the drinking water systems do filter out these types of pollutants and toxins." sejal choksi- chugh (say-juhl choke-see chew) is the executive director of the san francisco baykeeper... which advocates for keeping the bay waters clean and safe.sejal choksi-chugh/sf baykeeper- "it's really a concern for air quality." where the problem lies, she says, is with the runoff into our storm drains that feed into our creeks, rivers and the bay. sejal choksi-chugh/sf baykeeper- "a lot of pollution has accumulated on our street surfaces, and as soon as it starts raining, we are concerned that that pollution, the oil from our cars, the trash that collects on our streets, the fertilizers and pesticides that we've applied on our lawns over the summer -- that stuff will wash off and get into the storm drains." the baykeeper recommends waiting three days after a rain event before getting into any body of water. in walnut creek, philippe djegal, kron four news. (anchor) taking a live look
outside-- overlooking downtown san francisco. (anchor) (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: rain is finally headed our way with gusty winds and much better air quality. rain will be heavy at times tomorrow before turning to shower in the afternoon. more rain is likely on friday and early saturday morning. (catherine) still ahead... facebook is in hot water again. what some morning.early saturday morning.
(catherine) still ahead... facebook is in hot water again. what some lawmakers want to do to regulate social media and protect your privacy. (vicki) plus... a young boy makes it through t-s-a... and tries to get on an airplane without a boarding pass. why other passengers are blaming the busy holiday travel for the lack of security.
(vicki) millions of americans will travel this thanksgiving holiday. but an eleven year old georgia boy won't be among them -- despite his best efforts. the boy made it all the way through security at the 'world's busiest airport' before authorities figured out he didn't have a ticket. tom jones explains what happened.
instead of playing with the basketball goal in his yard, authorities say an 11 year old boy decided he wanted to get away.so he ran away.my sources say he hopped on a marta bus from clayton county.tom jones, reporting:"the 11 year old boy got off the marta bus, arrived here at the airport and went to the security checkpoint. you'd think he would have been stopped right there."the boy got past security without a boarding pass.one traveler told me that's never happened with her minor child.debbie ripchick/traveler: "he's never had to show an id but he does have to at least say his name and he has a boarding pass and he's with me."the unaccompanied child then was screened.the t-s-a says the child took off running after an officer noticed him in pajamas and asked where were his parents..the boy then boarded the train.empress love, traveler:"how is that even possible to let somebody through the... an 11 year old boy through the screening when he is by himself."atlanta police say a delta employee called saying the child was trying to board a plane without a boarding pass. officers tried to locate his family.i went to the boy's home and told the boy's mother i was trying to figure out how this happened.blur her face!!!! mother/no name:"okay well you
should be at the airport asking them how that happened." some passengers say incidents like this happen during the holiday travel season. mos/traveler 2: "it's so busy. like didn't even make us take our shoes off." (vicki) that was tom jones reporting. the t-s-a says they chased after the boy, but he still managed to get to a gate. he tried to board a flight with a family -- until they told the gate agent he wasn't with them. questions remain as to how the boy made it so far... and why he wanted to get away so badly. (catherine) next at 5:30... a man exposes himself to a young girl in palo alto. we have details on who police are looking for tonight. (vicki) plus-- the air quality is better today-- and more relief is coming. details on the rain that's going to hit the bay area.
tonight at 5:30... some much needed rain is heading towards the bay area. this will bring relief from the smoke and bad air quality. (catherine) chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is here now with details on when the storm will hit-- and how much rain it will bring. lawrence karnow: rain is finally headed our way with gusty winds and much better air quality. rain will be
shows us how some families are heading that way ahead of the holiday -- for fresh air gearing up..and finally getting out... families from all over the state are trying to cure their cabin fever in the sierra..the covingtons describe the air quality where they live in auburn..((the covington family)) "((sons)) ! pretty bad....we had to stay inside for all of our recesses for like three days...((dad))their elementary school is one of the only few in the region that stayed open... and they stayed inside."they plan to come skiing and snowboarding on boreal mountain throughout the holiday weekend.... dad brought the family here for fresh air while mom is helping relief efforts the site of the camp fire..."it's nice to escape up here. my wife is volunteering in chico, working down there and helping out so we just had to get the kids out of the smoke down below and get up here."with families like the covingtonsboreal mountain employees say they are expecting a busier than usual holiday..(matt peterson- boreal mountain)) "this year
we do expect to be a bit more busy due to the air quality in the bay, it's a bit of a repreive to get out of the city and into the sierra up here, and we're ready for them."((az standup)) "here in the lake tahoe region, the only kind of snow you'll see right now is the man-made kind, like what you see on that mountain. the forecast for this week is calling for up to a foot of natural snow." "so we're looking to get some fresh natural snow that in concert with snow making that we've got, we're looking at having a white thanksgiving." ..a white thanksgiving with clean air. tag (catherine) also tonight at 5:30... kron 4 is always tracking local stories. here's a look at what's going on in your neighborhood right now. (vicki) many people across the bay area are excited for the rainfall as it is expected to clear up the unhealthy air. kron 4's sara stinson shows us the quality of air in concord and speaks to those who are ready for relief.
"in less than 24 hours all of the unhealthy air we have been breathing for 11 days is expected to clear up from the rain in the forecast. but until then the air here in concord continues to be hazey and smokey. i'm standing near highway four which you can barely see along with mount diablo. many people i spoke with say they're need of relief. "i'm glad i hope it takes some of it out of the air. i can't wait.""its a good thing can't wait to get the kids back to school."the unhealthy air started to flow into the bay area after the camp fire erupted on november eighth.everyday after that seemed to get worse and worse. it one point the bay area had the worst air quality in the world. the worst days were last thursday, friday and saturday. "it's pretty bad when you come out of your home
to just smoke."many people have been sporting a mask to protect themselves, but still the conditions have not been easy on the body especially for sensitive groups. "well i have asthma so i've lived on a breather and my grandchildren had to get out of here because they've been in the hospital twice this year for asthma and this almost put them in there again so they're mom took them away.""i have asthma so it's even worse. i'm actually kind of sick from it right now." others say the conditions have been impacting their day to day lives."i do construction and the project we were working on, we haven't even been going to that site. we defintiely need to get this cleared up."today the air remains unhealthy in many parts of the bay area.tomorrow the air quality is expected to be at moderate levels so not back to good just yet.might be smart to keep the masks on if you do have sensitivies. in concord, sara stinson, kron four news." (vicki) also in the east bay... police in pleasant hill arrested a man for a violent carjacking. it happened yesterday at buskirk avenue and monument boulevard... right near the crossroads shopping center. police say the suspect
got into a car at a stoplight-- and demanded the driver take him home. when the driver refused, the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the shoulder. t suspect was able to take over the car and drove away. the victim was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. shortly after a caller reported a man left a car in a west pleasant hill neighborhood and entered several homes in the area. police were finally able to arrest the man on the 18- hundred block of pleasant hill road. (catherine) on the peninsula... palo alto police are looking for a man they say exposed himself to a young girl. it happened yesterday on the 300 block of east meadow drive. police say the 14-year-old girl was walking when a man pulled up in a car and asked for directions. she told police she saw that he had his pants pulled down. the girl got away quickly and called her mother. she says the man followed her for a short time-- but eventually drove away. the car he was driving is described as an older model light brown or gold 4-door sedan that was
messy inside. police are asking anyone with information to please call them. (vicki) facebook's list of problems keeps growing. the company was reportedly involved in questionable opposition research tactics. and one senator says facebook isn't necessarily protecting people's privacy like the company said it would. kron4's washington correspondent alexandra limon tells us what that senator plans to do about it. facebook ceo mark zuckerberg told congress his company would do a better job to stop russians from spreading fake news on its platform.instead - the new york times reports-- facebook hired an opposition research firm to dig up dirt on its critics and possibly spread fake news about them... including the very senators who were pressing facebook to clean up its act...sen. ron wyden / or-di started asking questions on these issues of facebook a long time ago. senator ron wyden of oregon says facebook promised to take additional steps to protect people's privacy as well as tighten controls on how personal information is used by third parties -- like
phone companies retailers and manufacturers.sen. ron wyden / or-dnow it is clear that audits show that that's not been the case.alexandra limon / washington correspondentsome critics say mark zuckerberg should step down as facebook's ceo. senator ron wyden says he'll introduce a bill to penalize social media companies that don't protect people's personal information. sen. wyden / or-dand then instead of laws that are mush, there would be real teeth in enforcement.california congress woman jackie speier says at minimum facebook users should be able to select stronger privacy settings. jackie speier / ca-dand maybe pay for it. but i don't want my information being sold.in a series of statements facebook says its top executives did not know about the shady opposition research and that the company is committed to transparency. in washington alexandra limon.
(catherine) coming up... a turkey is spared from the dinner table for thanksgiving. we'll show you the annual presidential pardon tradition. (vicki) coming up.. a warning as you get ready for your holiday shopping. the popular toy that could be toxic for your children. on thousands of giftss this weekend at ross. most stores are open thanksgiving, six p.m. to midnight. reopening friday at seven a.m. with extended hours saturday and sunday. yes for less.
toyland" report is out -- in time for the big holiday shopping season. it warns of toys that ácouldá potentially hurt your kids. one of the biggest concerns -- slime products. six popular "slime" toys contain what the report deems "dangerously high" levels of boron-- a non-metallic element used in detergents and rat poison. a chemical expert says the type of boron in the slime has low toxicity. he says a child would need to eat "multiple containers" before reaching toxic levels. choking hazards and privacy concerns from tech toys also made the list. (catherine) as we enter the holiday season..the san francisco d-a is offering advice on avoiding scams.. first... shoppers should avoid using cash or debit cards and instead pay with credit cards. credit cards offer more protections against fraud. second... beware of taking out loans to pay off credit card debt.
sometimes a loan offer is in fact a way for scammers to get your personal information. and third... when buying plane tickets... beware of offers from unfamiliar websites that seem too good to be true. (catherine) still head... despite the bay area's widespread housing crisis, the economy has stayed afloat.. in tonight's in-depth report -- we take a look at how loan officers are dealing with the housing demand.
atherine) we know that the housing supply in the bay area is not keeping up with demand. not even close. for several years now -- it's been a sellers' market.(vicki) but now that the economy has stabilized and in many cases, excelled...people are still looking into buying homes. in-depth tonight... kron four's philippe djegal speaks with housing industry experts with a look at mortgages... and, whether or not buying a house is now affordable. contrary to popular belief...jason moon/real estate agents- "millenials are
definitely buying homes." the american dream of owning a home is not dead...chris hudson/mortgage consultant- "it's alive, but we're having to get a little more creative in keeping it alive." the path to ownership just involves a few more hoops than it did just a decade ago... when borrowers who couldn't afford their loans were easily getting pre-approved before their homes lost tremendous value and were forced into foreclosure...kristine marr/senior loan officer- "consumers are afraid, um, a bit of the mortgage process -- it's shrouded in mystery and it shouldn't be." in san francisco, where zillow says the median listing price for a home is more than 1.25 million dollars... there -- you might be priced out no matter what you make... but in the east bay -- let's say in concord...jason moon/real estate agent- "it's a spacious, two-bedroom two-bath house." real estate agent jason moon says depending on your level of income, your credit history and amount of cash available to cover the downpayment and closing costs... this 640-thousand dollar home could be yours. jason moon/real estate agent- "you want to know if they're buying a home with cash or with a loan. and, most of the time it is with a loan, um, regardless of what some people
may say out there." moon partners with senior loan officers like kristine (chris- teen) marr with summit funding in walnut creek... to determine if the consumer qualifies for a mortgage.. and, if so, which type. marr says most people are still signing traditional 30- year-fixed rate mortgages... but that adjustable rate mortgages may fall more in line with the borrower's needs, especially here in the bay area... if the home buyer intends to move out within three to seven years. kristine marr/senior loan officer- "say two young professionals, straight out of school. i can qualify them straight out of school to buy a home, and i'll show them the options. i'll show them this is a 30-year fixed mortgage, but since you're buying a small home or a condo, you might want to look at a side by side comparison with a seven-one arm. it will be fixed for seven years. so, if you sell anytime before seven years, it will never adjust on you because you'll sell the home, the mortgage is gone -- paid off. and, you move to your next home." marr says the myth of needing 20-percent cash down to secure a mortgage and a home is just that -- a myth.kristine marr/senior loan officer- "you can go with three-percent down, or three- and-a-half percent down, or anything above that." you
could also possibly qualify for downpayment assistance in the form of credit that can also be applied to closing costs. philippe djegal, kron four news. (catherine) we've been honoring outstanding teachers in the bay area... tonight it's someone who works with boys detained in alameda county's juvenile justice center... christine rominiecki has been at the butler academic center for more than 15 years.. colleagues say she offers her students hope....and goes out of her way to make them feel they're special and have meaning.. she tries to come up with fun and interesting ways of learning... her principal says she knows how to teach complex problems to kids who may not have been exposed to the material before...or who haven't gone to school for
long periods. he says you can see their confidence increasing.. at holidays - christine works hard and spends her own money to make things special for the boys.. everyone agrees she's genuinely dedicated.. if you know a teacher you'd like to nominate...just go to our website, kron four dot com. click on 'features' and then choose 'teacher of the week.' (anchor) taking a live look outside... at the san mateo bridge.(anchor) time now to check on time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: rain is finally headed our way with gusty winds and much better air quality. rain will be heavy at times tomorrow before turning to shower in the afternoon. more rain is likely on friday and early saturday morning. (vicki)
house today, with president trump continuing the tradition of pardoning a national thanksgiving turkey. (vicki) but before pardoning the bird, the president also wishing the nation a happy thanksgiving. kron 4's camila bernal has this report from washington. president donald trump: i hereby grant you a full pardon. it's a white house tradition. president donald trump pardoning "peas" a 39-pound turkey and its alternate "carrots". they hatched on june 28 this year and will now live a long life away from the dinner table.president donald trump: peas and carrots will both live out rest of their days at gobblers rest on the campus of virginia tech.the tradition of pardoning a turkey can be tracked back to president lincoln but it didn't catch on right away.the official presidential turkey pardon became the norm in 1989 when president george h.w. bush revived the tradition, which is now a staple of the white house holiday season. president donald trump: i've never seen such a beautiful turkey.at the ceremony in the rose garden tuesday, president trump also taking the time to give thanks for what he said were "many blessings", president donald trump: we give thanks to god who continues to shed his almighty grace up this magnificent land. asking the american people to
pray for the victims of the california wildfires, and thanking god for the men and women who serve in our military,president donald trump: we send our eternal gratitude to the heroes who keep america safe, strong, proud, prosperous, and free. and with that the president wished the nation a happy thanksgiving before taking off to mar-a-lago for a long holiday weekend.in washington, i'm camila bernal reporting. something to be thankful for...thanksgiving dinner will be a little cheaper this year. according to a new survey... the average cost of a feast to feed ten people will be 48 dollars and ninety cents this year. that's a 22 cent decrease from last
year. according to the survey, 20-18 is the third straight year the cost of thanksgiving dinner has gone down. the reason -- prices dropped for things like turkey, sweet potatoes, green peas, milk, and rolls. -(vicki) that wraps up kron 4 news at 5.(catherine) ken wayne and pam moore are here with kron 4 news at six. coming up on kron4 news at six. get ready for some relief from the wildfire smoke..... we are tracking a rain storm that will clear the air - but could make the roads a mess.(pam) then - a serious warning about romaine lettuce. we are tracking the latest on an e- coli outbreak affecting californa and other states.. kron4 news at six is next.
(ken) tonight at 6.rain is on the way.and while much of the bay area is welcoming the wet weather....many camp fire evacuees -- now homeless -- will have to endure the coming rain... outdoors. (ken) thank you for joining us. i'm ken wayne. (pam) and i'm pam moore. the good news is that the rain should mean a dramatic improvement in air quality for the bay area. (pam) tonight, our chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is standing by with more on when the storm will hit -- and how much rain it will bring. but first.... we want to check with kron4's terisa estacio... in chico tonight.... as crews are desperately trying to recover human remains -- and stabilize everything before the storm hits. terisa? with no time to waste, a vast army deployed in the burn zone of the camp fire to face and
figure out how best to prepare the scared land to handle the rain predicted to come down. amy head, calfire pio. we want the rain, it is welcome. amy head with calfire says the rain will certainly help withthe fire fighting efforts, but there are challenges with it... specifically mudslides... head. we certainly don't want what we saw in southern calfiornia last year... we coordinate with others. caltrans crews poured neawrly 20 acres of hydroseed in the last 24 hours to shore up the impacted fragile landscape dotted the roads... they also put back guardrails... and tore down trees..
numbers out of butte county. right now, the death toll stands at 79 .... and nearly 700 people are unaccounted for. so far, the fire has burned more than 151-thousand acres .. tonight it is 70-percent contained. more than 12 -thousand homes have been destroyed... and 14-thousand others are still threatened. (ken) kron 4 and our parent company-- nexstar media group... have partnered to help the fire victims in butte county. if you would like to help those affected by the 'camp fire'... the american red cross is accepting donations. you can check kron 4.com for details.. (pam) let's check in with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow... lawrence... how much rain are we looking at... and when lawrence karnow: rain is finally headed our way with gusty winds and much better air quality. rain will be heavy at times tomorrow before turning to shower in the
afternoon. more rain is likely on friday and early saturday morning. that wet weather will bring a welcome improvement to our air quality. but kron4's maureen kelly says, there will still be says, there maureen kelly but kron4's quality.to our air improvement welcome bring a weather will that wet morning.early saturday friday and likely on more rain is the afternoon. more rain is likely on friday and early saturday morning.
this storm will bring a welcome improvement to our air quality. but kron4's maureen kelly says, there will still be pockets of unhealthy air... in some sections of the bay area. we rolled down and they were available so we decided to jump on after being out of service since thursday.....one of san francisco's most beloved tourist attraction was back on track today.the historic landmarks were taken out of service for close to five days as the ugly air quality neared very unhealthy levels.....but now that the air quality improved slightly.....the conductors and gripmen were back helping patrons on board....altough several were wearing masks. the tourists i talked to getting ready to ride were happy to do so. we are super excited especially since their planned trip to alcatraz was cancelled as the federal park remained closed tuesday because of the conditions.so we were unable to go it was disappointing year coming from out of town and really looking forward to taking a trip and then i'll be able to go it was a bummerbut while much of the city's landmarks remains veilled in a brown haze....the
upcoming change in the weather should make a difference. actually it's the wind that we're looking forward to the most, the windows what's gonna come in and blowout a lot about pollution from the bay area. the rain text out about 10% of the particulate matter that's in the air but it's definitely the wind that we are looking forward tothe bay area air quality management district says much of the bay area air quality wednesday will be in the moderate range but there will still be pockets of unhealthy air in the east bay which is why they are issuing the 14th consecutive winter spare the air alert in a row....which is a record. .the air quality is expected to be moderate across the bay area thursday and friday.....beyond that say it's too soon to say if the smoke will come back after the rain stops.....much of that depends on how much the wet weather helps in the firefighing effort in butte county. maureen kelly kron4 news.
police admit there are some unansweredquestions in the mystery surrounding the disappearence of 49ers fan ian powers, last seen in this surveillance video from levi's stadium a week ago monday. (walk to bam) (ken) but they do know it was powers' body that was found in the bay near alviso over the weekend. police released this map.... you can see levi's stadium here in red. this is where powers' vehicle was located. this is where he was last seen. and this shaded area is where his body was found. kron four's rob fladboe has the latest from santa clara. it was here in the bay, about a mile from the alviso marina where san jose police recovered the body of a man on saturday. the county cornor has determined the body is that of this man, 32 year old ian powers, of spokane, washington. the corner found the cause of death was drowning by saltwater. captain wahid kazem/santa
clara police "....we can see no evidence of foul play being involved in this case at any point. it's a very sad and tragic end to the case and there are still a lot of questions unanswered, unfortunately the only one who could answer those questions is ian himself..."powers had attended the november 12th 49ers game with his girlfriend and her children, leaving for the restroom in the 4th quarter not to return. he was last seen on surveillance video leaving the stadium. why did he leave without his companions? how did he end up in alviso when his car was parked in the opposite direction? captain wahid kazem/santa clara police "...we have not found any new evidence and we have not heard from anyone here or back in spokane who can give us any new avenues to look into..."a search for powers turned up no clues around the stadium. powers wallet was on his person but his phone is still missing. the coronor says his death was an accidentcaptain wahid kazem/santa clara police "....the coroner's analysis is an important part of our investigation, had there been any inkling of foul play im sure the report would have pointed that out and taken us down a different path.police
welcome any information that might suggest re-opening the investigation but for now the case is closed. in santa clara rob fladeboe kron4news (pam) lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have called for harsh actions against the kingdom of saudi arabia ... after the murder of a journalist at one of its consulates. but today ... the white house announced, president trump will ánot follow through with his initially strong rebuke of the killing ... and has no plans to punish saudi leaders. as natasha chen reports ... weapons deals appear to play a large role in the president's new found
hesitation. pres. donald trump: "it's a very complex situation, its a shame, but it is what it is." the white house has signaled that it will not take significant action against saudi arabia, seven weeks after the killing of washington post journalist jamal khashoggi.in a statement released on tuesday - the white house highlighted its relationship with the middle eastern country, as well as crown prince mohammad bin salman, saying in part -gfx: "our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be that the crown prince had knowledge of this tragic event -- maybe he did and maybe he didn't!"pres. donald trump: "they're buying hundreds of billions of dollars worth of things from this country. if i say we don't want to take your business, if i say we're going to cut it off, they will get the equipment - military equipment and other things - from russia and china."the statement goes on to say that we may never know the facts surrounding the murder. khashoggi entered the saudi consulate in istanbul on october 2nd, and was never seen again.the journalist was an outspoken critic of saudi arabia and the crown prince. sources say that the cia has assessed with high confidence
that the crown prince ordered khashoggi's killing.but tuesday's statement notes that the crown prince and saudi king salman, quote,gfx: "vigorously deny any knowledge of the planning or execution of the murder of mr. khashoggi" mike pompeo, secretary of state: "the united states will continue to have a relationship with the kingdom of saudi arabia, they are an important partner of ours. we will do that with the kingdom of saudi arabia - it's people, that is the commitment that the president made today. it's that straightforward."in washington, i'm natasha chen. (ken) for your health tonight... americans are being asked not to eat any romaine lettuce. the centers for disease control and prevention says, the warning is due to e-coli concerns. the c-d-c says... 32 -people in 11- states have been infected with e-coli... blamed on romaine lettuce... and california is among the states affected. another 18 people have fallen ill from the same strain in two canadian provinces. and since no common grower, supplier, distributor or company has been identified as the source of the outbreak,
the c-d-c is advising all americans to throw out any and all romaine lettuce.. period. restaurants and stores are also being asked not serve nor sell any romaine until more is known about the outbreak. coming up... new details about what was behind the hospital shooting in chicago that left four people dead.. and the violent history of the gunmen involved. also ahead... for three decades, one east bay woman's mission has been to feed those in need at thanksgiving ... now word, she may be passing the baton on this holiday tradition. also.. the thanksgiving holiday is already good reason to hit the roads .. but the bad air is an even bigger motivation for a lot of northern california travelers this year..
(pam) live look right now at interstate -80 at castle peak ... the route up to lake tahoe. with the poor air quality and what is already expected to be a busy travel week... the tahoe area is bracing itself for a busier than usual thanksgiving. kron4's ashley za-val-a shows us how some families are heading that way ... not just for the holiday ... but for some fresh air. gearing up..and finally getting out... families from all over the state are trying to cure their cabin fever in the sierra..the covingtons describe the air quality where they live in auburn..((the covington family)) "((sons)) ! pretty bad....we had to stay inside for all of our recesses for like three
days...((dad))their elementary school is one of the only few in the region that stayed open... and they stayed inside."they plan to come skiing and snowboarding on boreal mountain throughout the holiday weekend.... dad brought the family here for fresh air while mom is helping relief efforts the site of the camp fire..."it's nice to escape up here. my wife is volunteering in chico, working down there and helping out so we just had to get the kids out of the smoke down below and get up here."with families like the covingtonsboreal mountain employees say they are expecting a busier than usual holiday..(matt peterson- boreal mountain)) "this year we do expect to be a bit more busy due to the air quality in the bay, it's a bit of a repreive to get out of the city and into the sierra up here, and we're ready for them."((az standup)) "here in the lake tahoe region, the only kind of snow you'll see right now is the man-made kind, like what you see on that mountain. the forecast for this week is calling for up to a foot of natural snow." "so we're looking to get some fresh natural snow that in concert with snow making that we've got, we're looking at having a white thanksgiving." ..a white thanksgiving with clean air. tag
tag on two fronts... word of rain returning to the bay area brings much needed relief from the smoke that has lingered now for a couple of weeks. also, our dry vegetation can use a good drenching. kron four's philippe djegal reports from the east bay... where people are preparing for a downpour. (philippe) it's been so long since rain has fallen in the bay area... there's concern about the build-up of pollutants and toxins on our streets that has accumulated over the past few months, running off into our water streams.sejal choksi/chugh/sf baykeeper- "the oil from our cars, the trash that collects on our streets, the fertilizers and pesticides that we've applied on our lawns over the summer -- that stuff will wash off and get into the storm drains." sejal choksi-chugh (say-juhl choke-see chew) with the san francisco baykeeper... an organization dedicated to
protecting the bay from pollution says the rain, combined with smoke likely will have a minimal impact on our drinking water.sejal choksi/chugh/sf baykeeper- "the drinking water systems, uh, do filter out these kinds of pollutants and toxins. so, it really is about the water quality of the bay and the surface water that we do have." meanwhile... homeowners in walnut creek are getting clearing their homes of loose debris.. while it's not as smokey out and before it gets wet.joel smith/hopeful for rain- "it was much worse yesterday, so just trying to find a break in the weather to get it done before the rain comes." free sandbag stations are set-up at five different locations in walnut creek... including the parking lots of howe-homestead... rudgear and larkey parks.bob chin/concerned about flooding- "nobobdy's prepared for the rain. i don't even know what rain is, after uh, so long." and, once it falls, the rain is expected to stick around for a few days. in walnut creek, philippe djegal, kron four news. let's take a look outside right now ... chief meteorologist lawrence karnow
joins us now with the four zone forecast. lawrence karnow: rain is finally headed our way with gusty winds and much better air quality. rain will be heavy at times tomorrow before turning to shower in the afternoon. more rain is likely on friday and early saturday morning. a mass shooting at a chicago hospital yesterday afternoon stemmed from a domestic dispute.... authorities now say.. authorities morning.early saturday friday and early saturday morning.
a mass shooting at a chicago hospital yesterday afternoon stemmed from a domestic dispute.... authorities now say.. investigators say, 32-year-old juan lopez ambushed this woman -- emergency room doctor tamara o'neal -- in the parking lot of mercy hospital. o'neal's father told c-n-n, she had called off their wedding -- but lopez just "couldn't accept" that the
relationship was over. when police arrived, lopez fired at officers and ran into the hospital. police followed him and they exchanged gunfire.officer samuel jimenez and pharmacy resident dayna less were killed -- before lopez also died. it is not clear at this point, whether lopez killed himself... or was shot by police. coming up.. a fire department chopper making water drops on the woolsey fire ... suddenly diverted to a make dramatic rescue of several people rescue of several people and pets in southern california.. we have the newly released video. and next ... we talk with a bay area father whose heartfelt book about his familys' odyssey with a drug addicted son .... is now on the big screen with big stars..
man's fight to save his teenage son who has become addicted to drugs. steve carral plays the father david scheff in film. tonight kron 4's dan kerman sits down with the real david scheff... beautiful boy father 1120186 insertthis is a clip from the film beautiful boy which tells the story of a teenagers decent into addiction and his father's attempt to save him. sotthere were ten years where we didnt know where he was on the street in horrible situations, he was arrested, he overdosed.the film is based on bay area author david's scheff's book of the same name, and one by his son nic. sotwhen he was doing better after those ten years i realized other people should know it can happen to us, no one is immunethis is a photo of the real father and son before things got bad... and this is them today, on the road, promoting the movie about their lives.sot2 things i felt when i saw the movie was devastated because of how close he came to dying and how lucky we were because we
survivedwhen the book came out it generated letters from people in similar circumstances... the same thing has happened since the movie opened. he hopes those people will learn what he did, that addiction is a disease. sot when i went from blaming nic and being nagry to udnerstanding he was sick all that judgement and anger evaporated and i could look at him with compassion and just do whatever i could to help him scheff hopes those who see the movie or read the book will realize the notion that addicts must hit bottom before getting help are antiquated and often deadly.. andthat medication can be helpful in treating addiction. but most of all he wants to give people hope.sotdan kerman kron 4 news
ahead at 6:45 .. after a famous sign goes missing ... one group is continuing its mission to preserve the historic neon signs littered around san jose. and next... the rain is desperately needed.. but with it comes new challenges for those searching through the camp fire rubble.. looking for the remains of people still missing. (lawrence)and i'm tracking your weeknight forcast... that's just ahead.
(ken) you're looking at forecast of the radar of the approaching storm. while survivors of the camp fire in butte county are still picking up the pieces... rain is expected to fall tomorrow, which will complicate the efforts of crews searching for human remains. (pam) for the searchers... it is now a race against the clock, with hundreds of people still unaccounted for. shirin rajaee reports. nat sound"this is monumental very, very difficult..."it's a daunting task....as hundreds of sech crews ... from the national guard, to coroner investigators, firefighters, and anthropologists rush to find the remains of wildfire victims.sheriff kory homea/butte county"we brought a lot of resources in, get a head of it, much work done
before rains come."the camp fire was so intense that in many areas remains are reduced to bone or bone fragments.and sheriff kory homea is concerned the rain will complicate the search.sheriff kory homea/butte county"the mud or ash, now wet ash could slow down our process."shirin rajaee/reporting"it's just utter devastation every where you look, searchers are putting up ribbons to indicate that a place has been searched. but the problem with the rain is that it can wash away remains, it can bury remains, and turn this debris into mud, posing a safety risk."sheriff kory homea/butte county"trees badly burned, unstable to begin with, if they become water soaked, there's the potential for them to go down and create a hazard. right now we're trying to search as quickly and thoroughly as we can."for firefighters on the front lines the rain brings some relief but calfire says now is not a good time.no name given "when we have fires come through, lose a lot of vegetation that holds soil together potential for mudflows and debris flows."the scorched hillsides are susceptible to failure causing
ash and debris flows and potential mudslides.and with a flash flood watch in place... no name given"it only takes a couple inches of water to move vehicles, move fire engines." towns already devastated, now bracing for rain. (pam) that was shirin rajaee reporting.taking a live look outside right now . chief meteorologist karnow has more on what rain will mean for the bay area. lawrence karnow: rain is finally headed our way with gusty winds and much better air quality. rain will be heavy at times tomorrow before turning to shower in the afternoon. more rain is likely on friday and early saturday morning.
david nordquist and joel smith were conducting a water drop when they got a call for a rescue nearby. with their fuel supply dwindling, they braved a thickening smoke column and pushed forward to their target. they navigated a complex landing scenario on a ridge crowded with buildings, vehicles, and antennae. after landing, smith got out and ran to the trapped civilians and animals -- including a large and very scared dog that didn't want to get on the helicopter. the department released this video of the rescue along with comments praising nordquist and smith's heroism. (pam) (pam) feeding people in need over the thanksgiving holiday is something an oakland city employee has been doing for nearly 30 years.(ken) she is now nearing retirement -- but tells kron4's haaziq madyun that the free thanksgiving groceries program will continue... it starts with a hug...nat/sot
"happy holidays mr. richardson">nat/sot"same to you"...then arms filled with free holiday groceries are placed into a vehicle of someone in need this thanksgiving here at the evangelistic outreach center in oakland. the long running charitable program comes straight from the heart of miss maryann mitchell, an oakland police civilian employee and the woman behind miss maryann's mealssot
sot nats"bring it in mimi""thank you""you're very welcome"in oakland haaziq madyun kron4news (pam) a sperm whale found dead on an indonesian beach ... had more than a thousand pieces of plastic waste in its stomach-- this is yet another example of the impact of the massive amount of plastic garbage in our oceans.... researchers found... 13- pounds of plastic cups, bags, bottles, and other pieces of plastic -- including a pair of flip flops. while the cause of this whale's death is
impossible to determine due to its advanced decomposition... ocean plastics are believed to kill hundreds of marine mammals in asiatic waters each year. and a report issued earlier this year warned.... that the amount of plastic in the ocean could triple in a decade, unless changes are made. coming up.... a couple of gobblers .. throwing themselves on the mercy of the white house just before thanksgiving .. will the tradition of a presidential pardon continue for both birds? we'll tell you.. next.
(televo) (pam) there were a couple of lucky birds at the white house today... with president trump continuing the tradition of pardoning a national thanksgiving turkey. and before pardoning the birds, the president also sending wishes to the nation for a happy thanksgiving. kron 4's camila bernal has this report from washington. president donald trump: i hereby grant you a full pardon. it's a white house tradition. president donald trump pardoning "peas" a 39-pound turkey and its alternate "carrots". they hatched on june 28 this year and will now live a long life away from the dinner table.president donald trump: peas and carrots will both live out rest of their days at gobblers rest on the campus of virginia tech.the tradition of pardoning a turkey can be tracked back to president lincoln but it didn't catch on right away.the official presidential turkey pardon became the norm in 1989 when president george h.w. bush revived the tradition, which is now a staple of the white house holiday season.
president donald trump: i've never seen such a beautiful turkey.at the ceremony in the rose garden tuesday, president trump also taking the time to give thanks for what he said were "many blessings", president donald trump: we give thanks to god who continues to shed his almighty grace up this magnificent land. asking the american people to pray for the victims of the california wildfires, and thanking god for the men and women who serve in our military,president donald trump: we send our eternal gratitude to the heroes who keep america safe, strong, proud, prosperous, and free. and with that the president wished the nation a happy thanksgiving before taking off to mar-a-lago for a long holiday weekend.in washington, i'm camila bernal reporting. up next... up next... a south bay group trying to preserve some of the symbols of san
vintage orchard supply hardware sign in san jose... went missing earlier this month after the store closed down for good.(pam) but now, preservationists are trying to track it down ... as part of a larger effort to preserve the remaining historic signs around the city. (ken) kron4's catherine heenan talked to the executive director of one such organization -- that among other things... works to protect these signs from demolition and vandalism. let's take a look outside right now... chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with the four zone forecast. forecast.the four zone us now
lawrence karnow joins us now with the four zone forecast. lawrence karnow: rain is finally headed our way with gusty winds and much better air quality. rain will be heavy at times tomorrow before turning to shower in the afternoon. more rain is likely on friday and early saturday morning. (ken) some people like that "new car" smell... ...but apparently a lot of consumers in china hate it. so ford is looking into getting rid of it. according to a new study, according to a morning.early saturday morning.
.. tonight it is 75-percent contained. more than 12 -thousand homes have been destroyed... and 14-thousand others are still threatened. in sports... kevin durant is fined for a run-in with a fan in dallas... ... and tiger versus phil is ready to go friday. we'll here from both of them on a little side bet they have on the frst hole... mark has that... coming up
some lingering effects from the week the warriors can't wait to forget. kevin durant...hit with a 25- thousand dollar fine today for swearing at a fan on their road trip. this happened in saturday's loss against dallas... it's unclear what was exactly said to durant, but video captured the two-time finals mvp telling the fan to watch the game and be quiet...not in exactly those words. this headline in just the latest in what's been a tough time for the champs... they've lost four of their last five matchups... the kd- draymond incident and
lingering injuries to stpeh curry. -with russell westbrook and okc coming to town tomorrow, steve kerr is confident his team can get out of this rut. "a year ago we lost seven of out last 10 games or something going into the playoffs. but we turned it around and uh... so we're going through something similar now in terms of just being beaten up and not being in a good grovve, and this is part of being in the nba. this is what every team goes through. you've got to fight your way out of it by competing and taking care of the details. so that's what we're gonna do." now to some college basketball- the golden bears facing temple in a back-to-back --first half, bears down 10...looking for something... darius mcneill...3-ball is money. cal down 4 going into the break --out of the locker room, paris austin driving...dish to andre kelly for the finish. --but cal couldn't keep up.. owls shot 54-percent from the field, 24-dimes. 76-59 temple your final., bears drop to 1-and-3. now to the nfl- pro
football hall of fame semi- finalists announced today with some bay area connections. tom flores, the head coach that led the raiders to two super bowl victories, is one step closer to enshrinement. also in the running, longtime broncos and tampa safety and current 49ers exec, john lynch. --on the topic of honors, joe staley is the honor. this special considered for to be what it means veteran on the 12-year- nominated...been tackle has row the left 4th year in a -- it's the integrity. respect and qualities of best exudes player that choice for the makes one in the league every team in the league makes one choice for the player that best exudes qualities of respect and integrity. -- it's the 4th year in a row the left tackle has been nominated... the 12-year-veteran on what it means to be considered for this special honor. "i like to think of my teammates and the guys i play with in the nfl in respect to the way i play the game. i give my do anything dirty out there. just treat the game with respect and standard that the previous players have done here." football games aren't the only sporting event to look forward to this thanksgiving weekend. on friday, check out the showdown between tiger woods and phil mickelson. two of golf's greats going head-to-head in a winner take all 9-million dollar match at
shadow creek in las vegas. today-- the two spoke at a press conference promoting the event...and even gave us a staged boxing-like faceoff. since big money is involved, it's only fitting there'll be some side bets... and today, lefty threw out this wager. "i'm willing to risk 100-thousand that says i'll birdie the first hole. have to take it. have to take it at all. "so you think you can make birdie on the first hole.""i know i'm goona make birdie on the first hole."double it (crowd says ooohhh!)" "did you see how i baited him like that? (crowd and tiger laugh)" that wraps up kron4 news at that wraps up that wraps up kron4 news at that wraps up that wraps up kron4 news at 6. we'll see you tonight at 8.... on your bay area's local news station.
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