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news on the penninsula --- where police say a student was arrested for making threats against other students online. (áboxesá) kron4's christina tay-tro is live in palo alto with the latest. christina? thanks christina. (james) and i'm james fletcher. and i'm james (james) christina. thanks christina. (james) a jamnd i'm fletcher.
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lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic...
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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 ) ( james ) ( james ) our top story this morning. thousands of people are hitting the roads today for the long labor day weekend. and you'll get a little bit of relief at the gas pump. according to triple-a ... gas prices are on track to be the lowest labor day prices in the past three years. and here's how things stack up in the bay
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area. san francisco comes in at $3.68. oakland at $3.63 and san jose is at $3.54 drivers we caught up with this monring are happy for the bit of savings. < ... very thankful>( james ) triple a says the worst time to be on the road is this afternoon from one to four and monday morning between 7 and 10. that's when the most people will be traveling. ( james ) a big story this morning. a health alert is in effect in sonoma county because of lung injuries related to vaping. more than 30 lung illnesses have been tied to vaping across the state. kron4's sara stinson is live in santa rosa with more. sara? since june there has been 36
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cases of lung illnesses tied to vaping were so intense patients had to be hospitalized in california. and alert in sonoma county follows a statewide alert issued by the department of public health. thanks sara.
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( james ) 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 suburban hit the victim on his bike.crash the driver ran away. a nearby restaurant owner says that intersection can be dangerous. imrry for the family for what happened to the person that died in there that's something bad for the community.>( james ) 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. ( james ) 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
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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 ) new this morning --- 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 a 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. ( 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. officers say - -they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. it is not clear what prompted the shooting. ( james ) in national
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headlines. the brother of olympic gold medalist simone biles has been charged in a triple murder. 24-year-old tevin biles-thomas was arrested overnight and charged with multiple counts of murder in cleveland, ohio. police say the new year's eve shooting took place during a party at a cleveland apartment operating as an airbnb. witnesses say an "uninvited group" went into the apartment and gunshots were fired. biles-thomas is accused of being the shooter. simone bile has yet to comment on her brother's arrest. ( james ) developing this morning. two stolen dogs have been found safe after they were stolen from a dog rescue in san francisco. one other dog is still missing. áfamily dog rescueá says -- two purebred huskies and a pitbull were stolen wednesday night during a break-in. the huskies have been found. now the rescue is hoping for the safe return of the pitbull puppy. if you have any information about where the puppy is -- you are asked to call the family dog rescue in san francisco. ( james ) bay area homes
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pricesfell 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 year-over-year declines in the median home price. that's the first time since february 2012 that so many counties saw annual declines. ( james ) an arrest warrant has been issued for former warriors' center demarcus cousins. the warrant is for misdemeanor domestic violence. it was processed in his hometown of mobile, alabama. this comes just days after his former girlfriend released audio of a someone she claims to be cousins, threatening to shoot her in the head. as of now, no arrests have been made. the n-b-a and cousins' new team --- the l-a lakers --- are also investigating the incident. ( james ) the u-s coast guard has seized more than 38 million dollars worth of
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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 ) 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 ( james ) and a fight breaks out between two women over the sale of a doll. and police say this is a good lesson for everyone.
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another comfortable and predominantly no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf.
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( james ) a family owned business
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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-
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thousand dollars in cash. ( james ) the thief has not been caught but yang suspects he has targeted other businesses in the area. ( james ) 18 new security 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 ) in southern california. new sculptures are turning heads in one
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orange county neighborhood. the sculptures outside the laguna beach city hall depict a group of men wearing hoodies with their faces blocked from the sun while taking part in outdoor activities. the city says the installation features five people playing lawn games and activities in the age of global warming. but the installation is getting mixed reviews. ( james ) the sculptures are set to be on display through october. ( james ) you hear the warning from police all the time. don't make sales transactions at your home. do it in a public place instead. one family learned that lesson the hard way. michelle bandor has the story. 17 year old sophie wetzel started collecting american girl dolls when she was a
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kindergartner.kristin chronic/mother:"each christmas that was her santa claus gift." but now that she's a senior, she's outgrown the sophie wetzel/doll owner:"i've made some good money off of them." sophie sells her dolls on facebook marketplace and always met the buyers in a public place.natsot/wetzel: "everything went perfectly fine until..."natsot"get out my house!"happened.kristin chronic/mother:"i said what do you want and she's like 'i want natsot"get out!"a few days before this scuffle... sophie and her it would be exchange at home.kristin chronic/mother:"it should be a safe place, why not, it's an american girl doll. it's a grandma."they say the 64 year old woman bought the doll and left.but later, decided she wanted a different doll.sophie wetzel/doll owner:"she kept texting me and texting me i was like, 'no, i'm done with this.'"the next day, they say the woman showed up unannounced three times.sophie was home alone.sophie wetzel/doll owner:"maybe 10-15 minutes later, i was sitting down eating dinner. and then she came back, and so i hid under the table."sophie says her mom was there for the final visit.natsot"oh my god, get off!"sophie says she opened the woman forced her way inside.her mom, who was in the bathtub, ran downstairs with her phone recording. kristin chronic/mother:"i go to grab the doll to get it back to sophie. she comes up and grabs my neck."you can see a hand around kristin's neck. sophie wetzel/doll owner:"i was so scared, out."they say they finally got the woman to leave.natsot"that's why you don't have these people come over." chronic/mother:"just always be on the defense even when selling a sweet american girl doll to a sweet little assume that they are crazy."
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( james ) that was michelle bandur reporting.police did locate the woman who bought the doll. they ticketed her for assault. ( james ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news. two masked robbers storm into a pizza hut in the east bay ...
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and its all caught on camera. ( 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. a muni parking lot in san
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francisco could soon be a temporary parking space for people living in their vehicles. the san francisco planning commission approved the plan ... which will provide 33 temporary spaces for r-v's or people sleeping in their cars. they can stay there for up to 90 days at a time. neighbors we spoke to say they're glad something is being done to help people who are homeless. ( james ) there will be
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amenities on site like showers, rest rooms, kitchen, business center and security. the goal is to ultimately get people living in their vehicles into permanent housing. it's also worth noting the space is also a future site for an affordable housing complex slated construction for that will stt october 20-20. ( james ) a warning in the east bay... the east bay regional park district has posted an advisory about harmful algea blooms. the 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. ( james ) still ahead. video catches burglars breaking into the car at a bay
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breaking news on the penninsula --- where police say a student was arrested for making threats against other students online.(áboxesá) kron4's christina tay-tro is live in palo alto with the latest. christina? thanks christina.
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(james) welcome back to the kron four morning
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news... lets start the half hour lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... another comfortable and predominantly cloudy start to clearing and warming conditions this temperatures in the upper 50's to 60's as your stepping outside your friday morning amid calm and cool conditions.looking at the
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afternoon 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 regions further 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 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
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( 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
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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 point 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. ( james ) vallejo police are looking for the people responsible for several car burglaries in a shopping center parking lot. kron4's
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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 video that took place in this same parking lot off callaghan lane. // butt // vallejo police are looking for several suspects nvolved in this burglary last friday. while it may look random, police say the suspects used devices to locate electronics left in cars that are sending out wi- fi or bluetooth signals. stand-up: "so even if you have your device is hidden in a center console like this, thieves can still find it as long as the bluetooth or wif-fi is turned on"
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cars, it's an important also take all and valuables out of the car if you of those suspects, police. in vallejo, taylor bisacky korn 4 news. korn 4 news.taylor bisacky korn 4 news. korn 4 news.taylor bisacky korn 4 news.
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( james ) still ahead. people in florida are bracing for hurricane dorian to hit this weekend ... as it continues to gain strength. ( james ) plus ... federal help is coming to get bart up and running for people in the south bay. we'll explain.
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in the south bay. 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
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1-point-4 billion in the coming years. ( james ) as we head to break. here's a live look outside... at the san francisco international airport.
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another big story we're following this morning is hurricane dorian ... people are scrambling to get their final preperations done before the storm hits on labor day. dorian is now forecast to be a category 4 storm by the time it hits and officials are urging everyone to be ready. whitney wild has more.
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(james)( darya ) welcome ( darya ) welcome back. let's
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get a check of the weather this morning... 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 your friday morning amid conditions.looking at the daytime highs will be much like yesterday, in the the coast and for parts of the bay on the water while the 80's can be expected again for other regions further inland. the next 7 days will bring temperatures more on par with seasonal averages than what we had been seeing the past few weeks, most highs inland with plenty of sun and a continuation of our late summer dry conditions.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. maze to sf. min from the maze
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to sf. ( 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
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practices. ( james ) drug companies argue the law changes the framework for evaluating patent settlements and could risk generic medication remaining off the market. ( james ) 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)as we head to break. here's a live look outside... at the san francisco
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traditional end of the summer movie season. and a couple of smaller films are hitting the silver screen. david daniel has a look. "ashley?""uncle jack!" (nat) "ashley?"david oyelowo tries to solve his niece's murder after -- and before -- it happens in "don't let go." storm reid co-supernatural thriller, which predict will earn three-to-dollars this debuts in thousand theaters. "you've been holding out on us, bennett."pro, sir."doing here w found out i could ride for the that's what i (nat-gunfire)michael roark and singer trace adkins star in "bennett's opens in about 800 theaters. roark plays a disabled former soldier who turns to motocross, risking his life to save his family farm. with limited publicity, one-million dollars would be a promising start for the sports drama. in hollywood, i'm david daniel.
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