tv KRON 4 News at 7am KRON March 18, 2019 7:00am-8:01am PDT
james fletcher( will ) and i'm will tran in for darya folsom. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... more sunshine and more temperatures well above average well into the mid 70's for parts of the bay. enjoy today's weather as cooler weather is just around the corner with showers returning as well into the middle of the week.
( james ) another big story we are following this morning... police in the east bay investigating two separate freeway shootings from over the weekend. and one of them was deadly. the most recent happened in livermore. a 24-year-old woman was shot in the leg while driving on 580. it happened yesterday evening. the woman was sitting in the passenger side of the car. she and another person drove off the freeway to call police. the woman is expected to be okay. police do not have a description of the shooter or the shooter's car. ( james ) the chp is also investigating a freeway shooting on highway 4 in concord. this shooting turned deadly. it happened saturday afternoon... and this morning we have learned the victim's name. the chp was investigating a silver honda that had drven off the road and hit a guard rail on eastbound highway 4 at port chicago highway. officers found bullet holes on the driver's side door. the woman behind the wheel died at the scene. she has been identified as 25-year-old destinee hillery from antioch. she was the only person in
the car. ( james ) an east bay school official is fighting for his life after he was shot by his wife in a domestic dispute. paul shatswell was shot inside his home on barrie drive early saturday morning.. police say shatswell's wife, 39 year old maria vides, shot him.. ..she's now facing attempted murder charges. shatswell is a principal at the pittsburg adult education center. the superintendent released a statement saying in-part "his impact is wide across our pittsburg community. along with the shock and grief, there will be many memories of his love of music, friends, family, pittsburg, and his passion for education." ( will ) breaking international news this morning... a manhunt is underway after a gunman opened fire inside a tram in the netherlands. several people are injured. the shooting happened around 2:45 this morning. dutch police say they are considering terrorism as a possible motive. dutch police have linked a 37-year-old turkish man to the shooting. we will
continue to follow this breaking news and keep you updated through out the morning. ( will ) if you take 880 in hayward can expect delays this week as cal trans begins work on express lanes. crews are closing the southbound lanes between winton avenue and highway 92. all lanes will be closed between 11:59 at night through 4 a-m tuesday and wednesday. crews will be installing 880 express lanes signs. detour signs will be in place during the closure. ( will ) two lanes on the northbound side of 880 will also be closed. ( james ) another big story we are following this
in new zealand are still tors working to identify all of the victims of last week's deadly shootings at two separate mosques.( will ) john lawrence has the latest. new zealand....still in shock after friday's fatal shootings. sarah jones/memorial visitor "you never wake up and think something like this would happen on your own doorstep." nat sound of musicfunerals and vigils were held across the country this weekend. survivors, meanwhile, attempt to cope with living through a terrifying experience.farhaan farheez/shooting survivor"i just can't stop thinking about it - getting those flashbacks...it's one of those experiences i wish no one ever encounters. it's one of those experiences i wish no one ever encounters."28-year-old australian brenton tarrant is charged with murder.....addit ional charges are expected later.terry fitzgerald/tarrant' s uncle"we're very sorry for the families over there. for the dead and the injured. there is...just can't think of nothing else."the prime minister says authorities hope to have all the bodies
returned to their families by wednesday.and right now, the focus is on increased security. jacinda ardern/new zealand prime minister"while mosques are in active use, there will be a police presence outside. while they are closed, the public will remain in the vicinity."dozens were also injured in the incident....and are hospitalized.some of them have recovered enough to be released.i'm john lorinc reporting. ( james ) there's a vigil tonight honoring the lives of those people killed in that shooting in new zealand. its happening at the lake merritt amphitheater in oakland. organizers say this a chance to express solidarity with the people of new zealand and peope who are targeted by white nationalism. the vigil against islamophobia starts at 6:30. ( james ) new this morning... a surfer had to be rescued after being stranded on rocks near the cliff house restaurant in san francisco. this happened around 7:00 last night. the surfer was not injured but a helicopter had to be called in because the rough waters made a boat rescue impossible. ( james ) a 12-year-old
boy in vacaville was stabbed over the weekend while trying to stop a fight. it happened friday evening in the 300 block of mono drive. police say two men were arguing with another man when the child tried to intervene. the 12-year-old was cut on the arm..one of the men was also stabbed.. they both are expected to be okay. ( will ) a bike accident in the south of market neighborhood of san francisco left a 30 year old berkeley woman dead earlier this month. now the accident has pushed the city to create another protected bike lane. ( james ) kron 4's noelle bellow has the story. we can't just keep piecing and adding little bits and little bits. it's just a bandaid on a bigger problem bicyclist fiona tay says the death of tess rothstein hit her hardits acutally really personal and im really angry it was just 60 feet away from where the protected bike lane startedon march 8th, rothstein was riding her bike down howard when she was struck and killed. witnesses say she had veered away from the bike lane
to avoid being struck by the open door of a parked car. just days after her death, the city removed parking on the block rothstein was hit -- creating a temporary protected lane.. we can get a protected bike lane in pretty quikcly after someone is hit and killed charles deffarges is the senior community organizer for the sf bicycle coalition the outpouring of greif and and support for protected bike lanes city wide has been enormous and we are mobilizing that to city hall with supervisor matt haney for demand for protected bike lanes city widewe want protected bike lanes for the full length of folsom and howard from the embarcardero to 11th. deffarges says right now projects like this can take years..many are wondering in the mean time -- what rights do bicyclists even have in the city?bike traffic is somewhat unique in sf.legal analyst steve clark says
family will likely have a civil case, but unless theres some level of intentional harm that was done, the chances of drivers being prosecuted is slim. i think what the case here would be is the da wouldnt have much to deal with because it was not involving the operation of the vehicle. mearly opening the door. with 10's of thousands of people riding their bikes in the city everyday, the coalition says enough is enoughwe understand the importance of enforcement -- but this is a design issue and we're pushing for better infrastructure. if there was a protected bike lane there, we wouldn't have to have the convo of who's at fault, who's guilty, in south of market noelle bellow kron 4 news ( james ) the s-f bicycle coalition plans to call for urgent, action on high-injury corridors city wide. a rally is scheduled for tomorrow at 12:30 on the steps of city hall. members will then head up to the sf-mta board meeting to push for protected bike lanes the entire length of folsom and howard streets. ( will ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... new details of the man accused of planing to attack google employees in mountain view. for the first time we are hearing from the iowa
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view after an iowa state trooper warned them that long was on his way to google. this morning we are hearing from the iowa trooper who alerted mountain view police. angelina salcedo has the story. (nats)it was a normal call to respond to: one vehicle in the ditch at the 92 mile marker of i-80.trooper ryan zenor/ iowa state patrol"the vehicle was running, the windows were down, the radio was on and there was no one around."that was the first red flag for trooper zenor.sot trooper - "that is not typical, somebody that is in danger, or does wreck, usually calls."after running the truck's license plate, cops found out long was from maine and has a violent past.trooper ryan zenor/ iowa state patrol"they immediately put me in an officer safety alert - meaning this subject had diagnosed mental disorders, was extremely violent."meanwhile long was at the nearby kum and go waiting for a tow truck when troopers circled back to question him. (nats)trooper: "what did you say you're going down to california for?"long: "a business meeting at google headquarters."trooper: "where's all your luggage and stuff?"long: "this is it!" officers had no reason to arrest him, so they let him go
to california.but they weren't completely done with the case. trooper ryan zenor/ iowa state patrol"he never just came out in direct threats he kind of worked around it that if they wouldn't have this meeting, he was going to make a meeting happen.that was kind of the final, this information must get passed on."so trooper zenor called police in california.trooper ryan zenor/ iowa state patrol"i relayed to them, 'i really think this subject has thoughts and he could actually harm someone.'" hours later police in california arrested long for making threats toward google employees.back home in iowa, trooper zenor was relieved trooper ryan zenor/ iowa state patrol"i truly believe i was just doing my job. i truly feel like anybody, any other officer in this situation would've handled and done that extra work." ( will ) police in mountain view say long was mad at youtube -- because his videos were
deleted, preventing him from earning money. they also found three baseball bats in long's trunk. police are holding him on suspicion of making criminal threats. ( james )( james ) new this morning... lyft has released details about its upcoming i-p-o... and launched a road show ahead of its public offering. the san francisco based compay will be offering 30 million shares between 62 and 68 dollars each. that would raise more than 2-billion dollars initially. lyft's ipo comes before uber is expected to go public later this year. ( james ) for your money this morning... it's finally legal to bet on march madness this year. and has online shopping actually saved us money. jane king is live at the nasdaq with those stories. and more ( jane )good morningonline shopping is more popular than ever, but stanford wanted to know if we have actually saved any money by doing it. researchers compared online transactions with their
bricks-and-mortar equivalents and found the typical household gained about $11-hundred dollars in terms of convenience and expanded choice by shopping online in 2017, when the internet accounted for about 8 percent of all consumer spending. households with annual incomes above $50,000 do about 9.7 percent of their spending online. for lower-income households, the figure is around 3.4 percent.a massive new study found that the pulse sensor in apple's watch helped detect a heart-rhythm disorder in a small number of users but may have caused false alarms for others.the study's mixed findings hinted at the potential of "wearable" gadgets to detect asymptomatic health conditions in people that might otherwise go unnoticed. but doctors said the potential false positives and other aspects of the study show that people should be cautious about relying on the technology as diagnostic tools. nike's self lacing shoes stopped lacing.the 350 dollar adapt bb shoes wirelessly connect to a phone to tighten and loosen with an app.but the washington post reports a software update corrupted the
lace engine so the sneaker wouldn't tighten.the problem, according to nike, affected a small number of customers.last may the supreme court legalized sports betting in states other than nevada.since then 7 more states have legalized it and more are considering doing so.this year's march madness is the first time for legalized betting, researcher eilers and krejick gaming say betting on the ncaa tournament could reach 6 billion by 2023.live from the ansdaq marketsite, i'm j ane k ing. back to you ( james ) thanks jane ( will ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... a bay area man is facing charges after an abused puppy was left to die in a garbage dumpster. ( will ) and after the break...southwest is break...southwthe break...southwest is celebrating its first flight to hawaii...the other cities in california that could soon fly to the area. and here's a live look outside... bay bridge (ácommercialá)
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cooler weather is just around the corner with showers returning as well into the middle of the week. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( will )( will ) ( will ) this morning we
are hearing from the family of a man in vallejo who was fatally shot by police at a taco bell drive-thru.( james ) the family of 20-year-old willie mccoy says he was ánot alert at the time of his death....they are now calling for the public to see the police body cam video that they got to view last week. kron4's dan thorn has the story. the family of 20 year old willie mccoy says the aspiring rapper was not alert when police shot and killed him. sot: willie was unarmed. he was never coherent they shot him all of those times while he was asleep. mccoy's cousin david harrison says he viewed the police body cam shown by
vallejo police last week. harrison says the police never identified themselves when calling for willie to raise his hands and quickly fired.. sot: he was executed by firing squad you know we heard the barrage of shots..how many shots does it take to stop a threat? on the night of february 9th vallejo police say they found mccoy unresponsive at a taco bell drive thru with a hand gun in his lap. police say when they arrived they boxed-in his car to prevent any sudden movements.they say mccoy woke up but did not listen to their commands..while watching the video harrison says it appears the police were not sure what to do..sot: one cop said to the other cop after he told him the gun was not loaded he said well if he moves you know what to do. and then he said this..harrison says that gesture shows the police were
not concerned with keeping mccoy alive. the family's ( will ) that was dan thorne reporting. the family viewed the body cam video the same day the vallejo police chief announced he's retiring. the taco bell where the shooting happened has not reopened since the shooting. . ( james ) breaking international news this morning... three people have been killed and several others injured after a gunman opened fire inside a tram in the netherlands. a manhunt is underway for that gunman. the shooting happened around 2:45 this morning. dutch police say they are considering terrorism as a possible motive. dutch police have linked a 37-year-old turkish man to the shooting. we will continue to follow this breaking news and keep you updated through out the morning. ( james ) a san francisco man is accused of tossing a puppy down a trash chute..causing severe injuries.
last month, rocky was was found buried under feet of garbage in a dumpster at an apartment complex. the dog was dehydrated and suffered from a severely broken back leg... unfortunately, veterinarians determined the leg had to be amputated. 59-year-old ronald jones is accused of beating the dog and throwing it down a 3 story trash chute.. rocky spent 4 days and 4 nights without any food or water...
officers were able to find and arrest the supsect...their identity has not been released. ( will ) the placer county sheriffs office says a vallejo man died while snow-boarding in the sierra. the body of 40 year old danieson crowder was discovered on the slopes at northstar on wednesday. that's the same day he was reported missing. the sheriff's office says he went snowboarding alone last monday. ( james ) thousands of dollars are on the way to irvington high school's athletic program thanks to an annual charity basketball game. super bowl champion and fremont native robert turbin was back in town to put on the event. last season was rough for turbin... he was injured for parts of it and then the indianapolis colts released him before the season was over. despite that, turbin invited three time olympic gold medalist will claye, and his former college teammate and current n-f-l player bobby wagner to join him. have been through many many challenges in my life and to get through them and to get to where i'm at, and to throw in the towel now you know i would
have been very hypocritical. i would be a very hypocritical person and that would be going against everything i ever said to any person. any high school kid.">( james ) the game raised 10 thousand dollars for irvington's athletic program as well as turbin's foundation "running for you".. which puts money into research for cerebral palsy and m-s. ( will ) fire fighters in atherton rescued a kitten stuck in a water drainage pipe. these are pictures of the kitten and the firefighters. a woman
called police after hearing the kitten crying. it was stuck 14 feet below a concrete walking deck. the pipe was only 4 inches wide. it took firefighters and animal control about an hour to get the kitten out of the pipe. the firefighter who rescued the kitten is now considering adopting it ( will ) coming up on the kron four morning news at 5 a-m... two freeway shootings in the east bay and one turns deadly. we have the latest details coming up at the top of the next hour. ( will ) coming up next on the kron 4 morning news... the paradise high school baseball team got a special invite to oracle park after so many suffered extreme losses in the camp fire. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast.
(robin) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond ( james ) the paradise high school baseball team took on corning high school at oracle park over the weekend. the san francisco giants invited paradise to play there after many of the players suffered extreme loss and devastation from the deadly camp fire in november. the idea came from a parent reaching out to the giants.. the event was free and fans who attended the game received a paradise strong t-shirt.. ( will ) still ahead (
temperatures well above average well into the mid 70's for parts of the bay. enjoy today's weather as cooler weather is just around the corner with showers returning as well into the middle of the week. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the less then 30 bridge wb 80 is spots. bay no major hot
former congressman beto o'rourke entered the democratic presidential race last week, and he's already making waves financially. his campaign says the texas democrat raised more than six million dollars in the first 24 hours of his 20-20 presidential campaign. that tops the five-point-nine million dollar one-day total that senator bernie sanders announced earlier this year. and it's the largest announced first-day haul of any 20-20 democratic contender to date. ( james ) in this morning's celebration of women's history... we honor the hsitoric number of women who are now serving in congress. ( will ) kron4's washington d.c. correspondent alexandra limon introduces us to the lawmakers who say there is still a long road ahead for
equality. nearly 100 years after women won the right to vote...american voters elected the most women ever to both houses of congress.25 are serving in the u.s. senate. and 102 women now serve in the house of representatives.rep. veronica escobar / tx-dit's incredible this has been a journey i never imaged i would be onnewly elected congresswoma n veronica escobar represents the 16th district in texasrep. veronica escobar / tx-dand i feel grateful to the community for allowing me the opportunity and the privilege. rep. jackie speier / ca-d25 of the women have never run for office before. it's a stunning number.veteran california congress woman jackie speier has been a leader on capitol hill of the me too movement against sexual harassment and discrimination...e welcomes all the new faces rep. jakcie speier / ca-dwill it change things? oh, without a doubt. she also welcomes their new ideas rep. jakcie speier they
want to shake up the system, and i think that's a good thing.speier says who better to fight for women's issues than women?rep. jakcie speier we need the fairness in paycheck act passed, we need the equal rights amendment passed, we need the pink tax repeal passed.speier says women are still discriminated in many ways. like how companies price things.rep. jakcie speier this teddy bear identical to this teddy bear is cheaper. ((butt with razors))ones 13.59 for 5 and one's 11.99 for five.we asked nevada's newly elected senator jacky rosen if she thinks voters are more critical of female candidatessen. jacky rosen / nv-di don't so, i think for me i felt that i was judged on my character.rosen defeated republican senator dean heller in the 2018 midterms - making nevada one of only six states with two female united states senators. sen. jacky rosen / nv-di think now, with this election, those girls in junior high and high school are going to look at
united states congress and the senate, and say there's a woman like me out there, i can do that.but ... there's still never been a woman in the oval office.rep. sepeirwhat do you think it's going to take to change that?that's a very good question. thought it was going to happen in 2016 and it didnt... it could be that the first woman president might be a republican.republican senator cindy hyde smith - became the first eleceted female member of congress from mississippi sen. cindy hyde- smith, ms-r "i am very honored to be the one that can step up as a female to let all the other females as well know that missississippi has its place in history." alexandra limon / washington correspondentbut the repubican party is struggling to attract female candidates. something senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says is a problem. congresswoman cheri bustos of illinois - who's also the chair of the democratic congressional campaign committee - says democrats like her have been working
for years, to attract women to run for office rep. cheri bustos / il-di have a program that i created back home, where we recruit women to run for office at any level.... so we have a bench of great candidates we can choose from. the women serving in the 116th congress say diversity will lead to better policies and new ideas.and they encourage more women to get involved. sen. rosen don't wait to be asked. if you're passionate, you feel that service is in your blood, whether it's in elected office or community service or whatever you do for your profession just step up. in washington alexandra limon. ( james ) as we head to break, here's a live look outside... san francisco international airport. "if you are watching us on the kron on app - here is an 'extra' check on weather and traffic. visit kron-on-dot-tv to subscribe."
dollars. "how to train your dragon: the hidden world" took fourth place, earning nine-point-three million dollars for a domestic total of 136-million."what are you doing? will? will, no, please, get down!"the romantic drama "five feet apart" opened in third place with a better-than- expected 13-point-two million dollars.(nat) "no way!"(nat) "wonderland is now open!"the weekend's top new movie, "wonder park," also overperformed, opening with 16-million dollars."name of your first pet?""mr. snoofles." "mr. snoofles?""that's what i said."to no one's surprise, "captain marvel" retained the top spot: 69-point-three million dollars gave the superhero flick 266-million domestic in 10 days. in hollywood. ( james ) coming up in the next hour of the kron 4 morning news... roadwork on 880 will lead to overnight closures. we will tell you how long the closures will
start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... more sunshine and more temperatures well above average well into the mid 70's for parts of the bay. enjoy today's weather as cooler weather is just around the corner with showers returning as well into the middle of the week. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( james ) another big ( james ) maze to sf. min frhe