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( james )( james ) our top story this morning. thousands of people are hitting the roads today for the long labor day weekend. and gas prices are expected to be the cheapest in 3 years. kron4's christina tay-tro is live in walnut creek with more. if you're hitting the road for one last summer trip this holiday weekend... good news for your pockets!according to triple-a...national gas prices are on track to be the lowest labor day weekend prices in the past three years.a spokesperson for triple-a says thursday's average of two-dollars-and-59-cents is nearly a quarter last year's prices.it's also less money that folks spent for gas at the memorial day holiday at the beginning of the summer.
--- authorities have identified an additional victim from the gilroy garlic festival shooting. police recently learned that a 58-year-old man was grazed by a bullet and needed few stitches. this brings to 17 the number of people injured in the shooting. the gunman shot and killed three... including a 6- year-old boy, a 13-year-old girl and a 25-year old man. an investigation into the gunman's motive is still underway. happening now. police are looking for the driver of an s-u-v that hit and killed a man riding a bike in east san jose. it happened yesterday afternoon at the intersection of story road and south jackson avenue. a large suburban hit the victim on his bike. after the crash the driver ran away. a nearby restaurant owner says that intersection can be dangerous.
< im so sorry for the family for what happened to the person that died in there that's something bad for the community.> police say the driver of the s-u-v also hit a blue pickup truck before killing the bicyclist. that person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. police say it's the 31st fatal crash this year in san jose. ( will ) in the east bay -- a 12-year-old girl is recovering after suffering a head injury in a hit-and-run. it happened yesterday morning on sunset road in brentwood. police say the girl was walking to school when she was hit by an s-u-v driven by a 50-year-old woman. the girl was airlifted to a hospital in sacramento. the driver left the scene ... but police tracked her down and made an arrest. the woman is charged with felony hit and run and suspicion of d-u-i.
( james ) oakland police are looking for the person who shot two men just off market street. these are pictures from the scene. police say, it happened just before 2:30 thursday on 61st-street. it is not clear what prompted the shooting. ( james ) a san francisco dog rescue is asking for the public's help in finding these three puppies. áfamily dog rescueá says -- two purebred huskies and a pitbull were stolen wednesday night during a break-in. the puppies range from just a few weeks old to four- months- old. the rescue is offering a reward for the animals safe return. if you have any information about where the puppies may be -- you are asked to call the family dog rescue in san francisco. ( will ) bay area homes prices fell for the third month in a row in july. the latest price was 815- thousand dollars down from $856-thousand dollars in june, a drop of 4.7 percent. prices are down 4 percent from july of last year. last
month six of the nine counties in the bay area saw ye-over-year declines in the median home price. that's the first time since february 2012 that so many counties saw annual declines. ( will ) vallejo police are looking for the people responsible for several car burglaries in a shopping center parking lot. kron4's taylor bisacky reports on the new techniques theives are using in these kind of break- ins. thieves are using bluetooth devices and other technology to search for bluetooth and wifi signals. so what that means is even if you have your phone, computer or any of electronics are hidden...thieves are still able to find them.and that's exactly what happened in this case.(pkg) // butt // shoppers in vallejo reacting to this dramatic surveillance
cameras are now working along stockton street in san francisco's chinatown. city leaders announced thursday that the high definition cameras cover stockton street from the tunnel at sacramento street to washington streets. footage from the cameras will be used to help the community and police when criminal activity takes place. the new cameras come after a public meeting last month about security in chinatown. police say there have been at least 8 high profile violent attacks there. police have also beefed up foot patrols. the northeast community federal
credit union and 's-f safe paid for those cameras. ( james ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news. the homeless man accused of attacking a woman outside her san francisco condo has been ordered to stay in jail. ( james ) plus ... we have security footage of a robbery in san francisco and police need your help finding the people responsible. ( james ) and a parking lot in san francisco could soon be a temporary place for people living out of the cars and r-vs. we'll have the details ahead. ( john ) and i am bay area forecast. get to kohl's for...
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a family owned business in san francisco is out thousands of dollars after thieves burglarized the restaurant during an early-morning break-in. kung food is known for its authentic chinese food but owner andy yang has a troubling feeling in the pit of his stomach. security video from earlier in the month captured a thief breaking in to his restaurant on mcallsiter and divs near alamo square. the crook use cardboard boxes to block the cameras while they break the window right above the front door. the thief takes off with about 2- thousand dollars in cash. the thief has not been
caught but yang suspects he has targeted other businesses in the area. the u-s coast guard has seized more than 38 million dollars worth of cocaine from drug smugglers. authorities believe cartels have been smuggling the drugs. the california based coast guard crew spent the past 50 days patrolling the eastern pacific ocean. ( james ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news. two masked robbers storm into a pizza hut in the east bay ... and its all caught on camera. now police are looking for them this morning. ( james ) and after the break... toxic algae is found in one east bay regional park. the warning for people walking their dogs.
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advisory is at big break regional shoreline in oakley-- at the kayak launch and around the fishing dock. health officials say blue-green algae was detected in the water. that specific algea can make people very sick ... and could kill pets if they come in contact. people are being told to stay out of the water-- and not to touch the algea in the water or on the shore. and pet owners should not let their dogs drink the water or go anywhere near it. still ahead. a health alert for people across california after more reports of illnesses related to vaping. it's time for the biggest sale of the year on a
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cloudy start to the day ahead of clearing and warming conditions this afternoon. temperatures in the upper 50's to 60's as your stepping outside morning amid calm and cool conditions.looking at the afternn daytime highs will be much like those felt yesterday, in the 60's and 70's at the coast and for parts of the bay on the water while the 80's can be expected again for other inland.the next 7 days will bring temperatures more on par with seasonal averages than what we had been seeing the past few weeks, in the 80's for most highs inland with plenty of sun and a continuation of our late summer dry conditions.
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 ( james ) a big story this morning. a health alert is in effect in sonoma county because of lung injuries related to vaping. more
in the east bay. health officials are working to get control of the opioid epidemic. contra costa health services says state data show 52 reported deaths in 20-17 were opioid related. that number jumped to 81 in 20-18. now the county is announcing it's prevention efforts ... including urging people to learn about narcan which can help save people who overdosed. officials also want people know about how to properly get rid of prescription drugs.
rising deaths. we encourage people who are struggling with opioid addiction to reach out for treatment. we are expanding our treatment options.> options.> officials are reminding people --- narcan is available over the counter at many pharmacies. ( james ) the homeless man accused of attacking a woman outside her embarcadero condo won't be getting out of jail any time soon. austin vincent had the charges from a different attack dropped yesterday after his lawyers proved vincent was in southern california at the time. they argued that with those charges dropped... vincent should get out of jail while awaiting trial. but the judge did not agree and vincent remains behind bars. a man representing a group trying to block a homeless center from going in next door to where the attack happened says he's glad the defendant
will stay locked up. ( james ) vincent has pleaded not guilty to the charges he still faces in this case... false imprisonment, attempted robbery and two counts of battery. ( james ) we now have video of a robbery we told you about earlier this week. it happened monday night at a pizza hut on tara hills drive in pinole. two robbers wearing masks stormed in... jumped the counter... then pointed a gun in an employee's face. at one int the thieves punched and kicked the victim before getting away with cash. police spotted the getaway car and pulled it over. officers arrested three men. all three are in jail on various charges including robbery. a big scare at a south bay school ... after two mountain lions were spotted nearby. the first sighting happened around 8-30 thursday morning near the track at chaboya
middle school. a shelter in place was ordered for both chaboya and nearby tom matsumota elementary schools. san jose police and fish and wildlife searched the area, but the big cat was gone. police say a neighbor saw a mountain lion in the same area wednesday morning. the shelter in place was lifted... but a "limited shelter in place" remains in effect... which will keep students indoors during p-e. ( will ) in the east bay... the brentwood unified school district has a new app this year aimed at keeping kids safe. it's called - "say something." it allows students and parents to submit safety concerns at school... "anonymously." the app encourages them to report any threats, dangerous behaviors, actions, or harassnt. the crisis center behind the app will then review and send
all submissions to law enforcement or school administration. the project to extend bart into santa clara county is getting 125-million dollars from the federal government. the second phase is a six - point -six mile project which adds four stations in san jose and santa clara. stations already finished in milpitas and san jose's berryessa neighborhood ... are already set to open this december the v-t-a got the federal money after putting up 75- percent of the cost locally. the agency plans to ask for a total of 1-point-4 billion in the coming years. ( james ) in national headlines. alabama republican governor kay ivey is apologizing for participating in a skit where she wore blackface when she was a college student in the 1960s.< i offer my heartfelt apologies for my participation in something from 52 years ago that i found deeply regrettable. i will do all i can going forward to help show the nation that the alabama of today was a far cry from the
alabama of the 1960s.>( james ) alabama democratic state leaders are calliing for the governor to resign from office. but the republican party says they stand with the governor. ( james ) u-s immigration officials are defending new citizenship rules for children born to ásomeá u.s. military and federal employees serving outside of the country. washington correspondent alexandra limon has the details on what the new rules say and who they apply to. us immigration officials announced new citizenship rules for children born to some military and federal employees while they are serving outside of the u.s. the children born to ánon citizená parents will will now have to return to the united states, physically live in the country for 5 years, then apply for citizenship before the child turns 18.this includes children of legal permanent residents.our service men and women give everything for this country and this is the respect that president trump shows them.
(will)(will) still ahead. people in florida are bracing for hurricane dorian to hit this weekend ... as it continues to gain strength. and some bay area baseball ... as the a's stay in command of a wild card spot. we'll have your highlights. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. (ácommercialá) ( james ) a big story this
florida to the carolinas are getting supplies and bracing for dorian to hit over the busy holiday weekend. this is what dorian looks like from space.. and the storm will continue to grow for the next few days. people in florida are not taking any chances. the state's governor signed an emergency declaration for every county in the state. ( james ) people in the path of the hurrican are urged to have at least seven days worth of food, water, medicine and gas. people in florida and georia are heeding the warning... long lines have
( james ) 4 your health this morning --- americans spend more than three billion dollars a year on prescription drugs. and now california is pushing back on a practice by drug makers that contributes to the high cost of prescriptions. lawmakers say companies use so-called "pay for delay" deals to slow the release of generic prescription drugs --- so they can continue charging high prices. the state announced a 70-million
dollar settlement with four drug companies caught using these practices. ( james ) drug companies argue the law changes the framework for evaluating patent settlements and could risk generic medication remaining off the market.
now to some bay area baseball. let start with the a's who wrapped up a 4 game series against the royals in kansas city. in the top of the 4th. jurickson profar hits deep to right centerfield ... and its gone for a 2-run home run. then in the 5th inning. seth brown lines one up to center field and allows mark canha to score. the royals would come back and keep the game close. but an error by the royals in the 9th inning allows the a's to score and secure the win ... with the final score being 9-8.
the a's travel to new york today to take on the yankees. the giants were hosting the san diego padres at oracle park. the padres got off to a hot start ... scoring 5 runs by the 4th inning. the giants rallied for a few runs in the
9th but it wasn't enough. the padres win this one 5-3. the two teams will play again at oracle park tonight at 7 o'clock. coming up at 7 o'clock. remeber the inspiring story of coach rob mendez? he's the head football coach at prospect high school in saratoga. now he's the star of his own commercial. that's coming up. cooper!
news. it could cost you less to travel this labor day holiday weekend. how much you can expect to pay at the pump. ( james ) plus... a health alert for people across california after more reports of illnesses related to vaping. ( james ) and video catches burglars breaking into the car at a bay area shopping center. how police say these theives are using new techniques to find out which cars to hit. the weather's perfect...
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(james) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... another comfortable and predominantly cloudy start to the day ahead of clearing and warming conditions this afternoon. temperatures in the upper 50's to 60's as your stepping outside your friday morning amid calm and cool conditions.looking at the afternoon daytime highs will be much like those felt yesterdan