tv KRON 4 News at 4am KRON March 13, 2019 4:00am-4:30am PDT
(robin) good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron 4 morning news.im robin winston.lets start this morning with a check on weather and traffic. dry weather ahead with another sunny day today. high temperatures will comfortably peak in a range of upper 50's to low 60's. breezy conditions will continue again today with temperatures warming even further, into the 70's for some place, by the weekend.
or gavin newsom is expected to stop the death penalty. he will sign an executive order halting capital punishment in the state. california has the largest death row population in the county. the executive order will withdraw the state's lethal injection protocol and close the execution chamber at san quentin state prison. prisoners who are currently on death row will not be released...and the order will not alter any current sentence. right now there are 737 people currently awaiting execution in california.
once the order is signed, california will be the fourth state to freeze capital punishment. (robin) local lawmakers have been tweeting their support for the governor's decision -- oakland mayor libby schaaf tweeting quote - "halting the death penalty is the right thing to do. i strongly support gov. newsom's action to suspend a system that is unfair, unjust, and immoral." (robin) and senator scott wiener issued a statement saying quote "i applaud governor newsom for his courageous decision to put a stop to all executions in california. the death penalty doesn't make our communities safer, is immoral, and has huge racial disparities. it is time to end capital punishment in our state." (robin) governor newsom is expeted to make the announcement at 10 this morning.. you can watch the news conference live on the "kron-on app . that's the bay area's only commercial- free 24-hour streaming news
service. right now you can try it for free - just visit kron-on-dot-tv to sign up. (robin) developing story this morning... wealthy parents, hollywood stars, ceos, elite college coaches, and college prep executives are just some of the individuals accused of carrying out a nationwide bribery scheme to help students gain admission to some of the nation's top colleges and universities. stanford is among the univiersites tied up in this case. kron 4's dan kerman explains how more than a dozen bay area parents are also alleged to have taken part in the scheme... the fbi has announced 50 people including 33 parents have been charged in a nationwide bribary scheme, whereby parents payed off college coaches and administrators to get their kids into elite universities sot joseph bonavolonta/fbi :12 this is a case where they flaunted their wealth baring no expense to cheat the system so they could set their children up with the best education money could buy. some spent between 200-thousand to 6 and half
million dollars to guarantee administion. their actions were insidious selfish and shameful. these are the 13 bay area parents who are among 33 charged. prosecutors say they paid this man , rick singer, to have someone take college entrance exams or correct their child's answers afterward. singer also used the money to pay off coaches and create fake athletic profiles so students could be recruited as star athletes.sot andrew lelling/u.s. attorney, district of massachusetts :59 one of those parents on the list, todd parents on the list, todd blake, tweeted in march of 2019 so very excited that my daughter charlotte will be attending usc next year! court documents allege blake paid $200,000 to singer's foundation and $50,000 to usc's 'women's athletics department to make
that happenalso implicated stanford university head sailing coach john vandemoer, who has now been fired. he plead guilty tuesday afternoon to accepting bribes. according to court documents vandemoer conspired with singer to hold admission spots for two prospective students who were falsely suggested to be competitive sailors. in return he received 270- thousand dollars in contributions to stanford's sailing program. neither of the two students ended up attending.standup dan kerman 156and the fbi noted the investigation is not done and they will continue to search for parents and others who are not playing on the rules, dan kerman kron 4 news. (robin) stanford released a statement addressing the two cases laid out in charges... saying in part: neither student came to stanford; one student was initially denied admission and intended to reapply but never did, and the second never completed an application. however, the
behavior in the case runs completely counter to stanford's values. (robin) meanwhile, two of rick singers's business associates also have ties to the sacramento area. according to documents filed by the u-s attorney's office of massachusetts. 69-year-old steve masera worked as an accountant and financial officer for singer's companies until december of 2017. and 32-year-old mikaela sanford was employed to do various jobs. both were in a federal courtroom in sacramento yesterday. the arraignment was to decide if these two suspects should be released or held before they have to appear again in boston. here's what mikaela sanford neighbors have to say about the arrest. (robin) both sanford and masera are now expected to appear in a boston federal
courtroom on march 25th to face racketeering conspiracy charges now filed against them. the college cheating scandal continues at kron-4 dot com. there you can find out how many parents are among those charged. how the scheme worked. and read the full criminal complaint from the department of justice. (robin) new this morning... a busy san francisco intersection is adding a bike lane... after a cyclist was killed last friday. this is video from the crash that killed 30-year-old tess rothstein. she was hit by a truck friday morning near sixth and howard streets. the part of howard street where rothstein died did not have a protected bike lane... so now officials will be adding physical barriers on the north side of the street. rothstein's death is the fourth traffic-related death on howard street in the past three years. (robin) also new this morning... the names of the two men fatally shot in oakland. this happened at a gas station in the 9700
block of edes avenue in the city's brookfield cooper... died at the scene... while 42-year-old cassius stroman was taken to the hospital where he later died. two women and another man were also injured in the shooting and survived. no one has been arrested. (robin) coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... residents in a south bay neighborhood are not happy after a homeless encampment was forced to relocate. we'll hear from neighbors who want a chance to speak out against the move. (robin) plus... p-g&e is off the hook... when it comes to these wildfires... the reason they won't be facing charges for 20-17 wildfires in the north bay. (robin) and... risking his own life to save his dog... the split-second decision that got one man running into his burning home. and here' look outside...at the san mateo bridge.
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them as four-year-old chuck and seven-year-old eric nguyen. their mother was identified earlier this week. police say -- they found her and the two children dead at their san jose home last wednesday. officers later determined the case to be a murder-suicide. (robin) a shooter is still on the loose... after a man was shot several times while he was diving on highway 24. it happened yersterday morning around 6:30. the 20-year-old victim was approaching highway 13 when he noticed a blue sedan next to his car....that's when he says he heard several gunshots. the victim managed to get onto highway 13 where he pulled over and called police. he told investigators that he got a good look at the man firing the gun but didn't recognize him. (robin) the victim was taken to a local hospital for his injuries. this is the fourth freeway shooting in
oakland this year. (robin) violence in the classroom... after a cloverdale high school teacher is accused of starting a fight club inside a teacher's special education classroom. kron4's maureen kelly talked to a student who says she saw what happened.(pkg) he was refereeing the fights as you would see in a boxing ring or an mma type fight he was refereeing the fightthat's what cloverdale pd are saying special ed teacher federico vargas was doing inside his classroom at cloverdale high....police turnd up thursday to investigate the rumor of a fight club after another teacher notified school officials.multiple student injuries were uncovered during the investigation...one requiring treatment. at least one fight was caught on video by a student.police believe there were multiple fights but are unsure of the exact amount or how long it had been allegedly going on.one student inside the classroom thinks it's unfair that vargas was arrested.he's the best teacher
and he's the only one who all actually cares about his students, it wasn't like he kew wanted to fight each other and this is his best solution, you nobody it out i'll be the referee not gonna let you get hurtthe superintendent says vargas has taught here 8 years and has been put on leave pending the investigation., it just rocks me, just know that as a superintendent this has my full and undivided attention and we will do everything in our power to get to the bottom of this to make sure all of our kids are safe vargas turned himself in saturday and faces 13 counts contributing to the deliquency of a minor and five counts of endandering children. maureen kelly kron4 news. (robin) when bullying happens at school -- students may not speak up because they are afraid of being called a
snitch or a tattle-tale. a school district in now elk grove is leading an effort to take away the fear. the elk grove united school board rolled out this new online tool for students and parents. it lets them report any issues like bullying -- and choose to remain anonymous. the reports get sent to the school principal and an incident response team to begin investigations. (robin) take a look at this... a man from california was caught on camera running into his burning home to save the family dog. cell phone video captures jose guzman rushing past firefighters and into the house, looking frantically for his dog....who he thought was tied up in the back of the property. moments later, they run out... guzman says when he went into the back of the yard he noticed the dog house had burned. he found the dog hiding in the bathroom..the only part of the house that hadn't burned. (robin) and here's a live
the latest movie and music news, here's david daniel with the hollywood minute. (nat-music) "i thought a princess could go anywhere." "not this princess.""do you trust me?"step aboard a flying carpet with the first full trailer for "aladdin." disney's latest live-action remake of an animation classic, starring will smith as the genie, zooms into theaters may 24th.(nat-music) "you look like a prince, on the outside. but i didn't change anything on the inside. showtime.""no, i'm in charge. i say when it's time." (nat) "really?""higher further faster, baby.""that's right." "captain marvel" has flown past a half-billion-dollars in worldwide ticket sales in less than a week. that puts the marvel cinematic universe as a whole past 18-billion in global grosses.(music) "everybody ain't happy, then look at me / top down on the dawn like i'm used to it (used to it) / prayin' you make it home like i'm used to it..." ariana grande appears to have yet another hit: she's
featured on two-chainz' "rule the world." the video racked up more than two-million views in 24 hours. that follows her "seven rings" topping billboard's top songs radio airplay chart -- her fourth number one on that chart in less than eight months, a record. it's clear who "rules the music world" these days. in hollywood, i'm david daniel. (robin) and here's a live look outside... at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll be back with more of your kron 4 morning news after the break. (ácommercialá)(ácommercialá) for 50 years, cracker barrel