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the >> the top stories we're following, a u.s. soldier shoots and kills 16 afghan civilians. and will bring you the latest and local reaction from the afghan community. >> in gas prices are on the rise. we will tell you how much you can expect to pay at the pump. >>mark: here is a one minute update on here will tran traffic. >> this is a look from the roof camera showing you cloud cover up above. there are breaks here and there.
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to the north and here in san francisco with are seeing cloud cover. as we take a look at what we can expect for the day it looks like we will be sunny and mild this afternoon. look for conditions to be relatively warm compared to what we will expect next week excuse me, this week. we're looking for things to really take a downhill turn. zahara is the hot temperatures are added to the 35 area of it will hold to the north. we are still dealing with a couple of 30 degrees the least -- cities. we will talk more about the rain coming up in the extended forecast.
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and george >> we are continuing to monitor a backup on the bay bridge toll plaza. that is really the slowest traffic in the bay area. the slowdown which is beyond the 80 over crossing closer to west grand ave. about an hour ago we picked up a stall on the upper deck westbound. it did not last very long but it was enough to slow the metering lights. your ride to the golden gate bridge continues to be an easy one.
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>> will tran is live in fremont with more. >> fremont has the largest afghan population. we have the opportunity to speak with a lot of locals. here is what they had to say. >> i am very optimistic and hopeful for. i think we are walking on thin ice.
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>> they did say that possibly the u.s. should quickly withdraw from the area. and >>darya: authorities are searching for a man who tried to take a young boy from a child-care center, it happened at the livermore valley tennis club here it was around noon on saturday. for a man walked into the tennis club and said he is there to pick up his son. police as for his id and the demands of of. >> they have protocols.
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the suspect left knee and the mother came a short time later. it is very concerning. no one recognized the individual. he does not match anyone in our sex offender data base. >>darya: them and their living for is why 250 counts. he has short blond hair and large sideburns. half
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>>darya: jackie sissel is live in emeryville. >>jackie: >> national average is at $3.80. as you said, we pay a lot more than that. $4 to 55 is the number for the state average. that brings it up over 555. that puts us only behind the y for the most expensive gas in the country. let's take a look aft the numbers around the bay area.
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this could have political ramifications. two-thirds of people said they disapprove of the way the president's handling the gas price issue. aha >>darya: people do tend to vote depending on the hop a boat. call
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use >>darya: we are back with more in a couple of minutes to get you going on this monday morning. let's take a live look at the james lick freeway in san francisco. the roads are dry. kahan
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lebanese bay hills. sunrise kris as he intended
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to fill in the '40's and '30's is active in fiscal cookhouse call concord current what a lack this evening clouds will relent and bay area wide by tomorrow morning. the satellite and radar composite shows cloud cover and rain. it shows the rain falling near eureka. culverhouse shots to stop widespread rain will start to intensify cut her career. at 8:00 a.m., the morning
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commute all chance our activity around the bay. by 3 in the afternoon widespread rains. and into the evening and overnight hours, widespread rain. the rest of the week shows a wet forecast. thursday is the next round comes through. not as intense. how friday night and saturday another round of wet weather. call hough years ago we have a lot to talk about for the week ahead. let's get the latest on traffic.
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>>george: but we are continuing to monitor its look shockley's on the bay bridge. there are no delays. the back up here reaches the west grand ave. the drive times are 16-70 minutes. we need the backup has not grown any more since we cleared this all from the upper about 45 minutes ago. your ride of the san mateo bridge looks good. a problem free commute as you had eastbound and westbound. the right side of the screen is the new direction. the golden gate looks crooked. there are no problems for you here. it is an easy ride as you had during county. interstate 8680 are all doing pretty well with the problems there. 101 a and 85 are picking up a little bit of slowing but no major delays feared
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nothing of the ordinary care if the average commute is still an easy rifle lalas out >> . drive times are still under 25 minutes. >>darya: new this morning the bart extension in san jose is set to begin. at 10:00 a.m. there are having a ceremony to mark the $900 million funding commitment for the bart silicon valley extension project is and the state. chuck reed will be at the event. hire investigators are trying to figure how it fire started that killed an elderly woman.
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from qr code >> oakland police are now investigating robberies'. >>darya: when three men and are calling for state changes in law to make it easier to fire employees in cases of sexual misconduct district officials will announce the two different resolutions, one calls on the legislature if to remind the dismissal process for teachers. and the other aims to make
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it easier to identify, remove and prosecute employees who abuse children. the proposal stems from a series of sexual misconduct allegations. >> the search is expected to resume today for the body that was spotted floating near a cat's eyes of both. forebodies wursts located on the santa cruz islands. a search was launched after the man failed to return from a daylong fishing trips. by the time rescuers arrived there only if will to recover three bodies. investigators are trying to figure out will cause a plane crash in southern california. a small jet went down near santa henhouse soda och
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want the four gop presidential hopefuls remained. rick santorum has taken kansas jihad the tenant or real in the south here is a live look at where the candidates stand. mitt romney is in the lead with the most delegates. 454. a candidate needs 1444 to win the nomination. the other candidates say they are not giving up. a defiant new gingrich called mitt romney the weakest front runner and a century. santorum as also on the attack.
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>> if we have to go to the convention, we will win at the convention. >>darya: the polls show a tight race in alabama and a slight running lead in mississippi. stay tuned to kron4 for related stuff. >>mark: a fairly quiet trading day on wall street. the dow jones is up 14 points right now. the nasdaq is down right now. >>mark: which are waiting for the first of many storms in the bay area. light rain is starting to
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fall around eureka. we will have more on the timing of the songs with james fletcher coming up. the kron4 news will be right back into minutes. here is a live look outside on the san mateo bridge.
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>>darya: the afghanistan is vowing revenge after one american soldier shot and killed six civilians and burned bodies. the shootings were carried out by a single american soldier who is now in custody.
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gas prices keep going up. >>darya: today is the last a dry day around the bay. today we're starting off drive of the storms will hit us all through the weekend. we will have more on those of big stories of first equipment and of weather and traffic. >>mark: here is a live look at the james lick. things look ok for now. that is the operative word. we do have rain on the way. will break that down in a little bit. the weather for today let's focus on that. tomorrow, clear and cold with clouds in the north bay. this afternoon, sunny and mild with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s. this evening, it will become clouded, especially as we headed to the late evening
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hours. the rain is expected to start falling overnight and then spreading bay area life. here is a look at where temperatures are right now. ice when we come back we will talk more about the rain. >>george: which are not tracking any hot spots. we will have a quick bridge check. the bay bridge is starting with the westbound ride. a 16-18 minute drive time. atypically slow commute. we have not had any additional problems reported cents in early morning stall. your ride on the san mateo bridge is problem free with no surprises eastbound or westbound. there ride it looks good as you had a cross coming from
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hayward to foster city. in the north bay the commute through marin county is still ahead of schedule. >>justine: this is just crossing the wires penn state trustees are saying that joe paterno and is said to follow up against sandusky show a failure of leadership and that is what led to his firing in november. this report was just issued a few hours ago. a report is now saying that the trustees ultimately decided to fire him after learning details of his testimony before a grand jury. the report is also saying that paterno was fired by phone because his home was surrounded by so much media. he died of lung cancer in january.
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we're waiting for a key ruling in the jury sandusky's sex abuse case. a judge is ready to decide how much information prosecutors must share with his lawyer including the exact times dates in the days of the week the alleged abuse to place. the hearing is about to start and should only last about 15 minutes. sandusky will not be in court but his attorneys will be. >>mark: the taliban has about revenge after an american soldier shot and killed 16 civilians. the shootings were carried out by an army sergeant who is now in custody. most of the dead were women and children. here is the president saying he's deeply saddened by the shooting. the killings have angered
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many in afghanistan as well as people in the united states. >> i am very optimistic person. a very hopeful person. i think that we are walking on thin ice. >>mark: fremont has the highest afghan population outside afghanistan and pakistan. >>darya: the berkeley police association is now seeking is al about the police chief sending an officer to a reporter's home to demand changes to a story.
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if the union thinks that the actions could lead to the police are losing trust in the community. he claimed that the oakland debut for four missed reported what he said in a recent public hearing. he said he tried to call and e-mail but could not reach him so he said the officer to his home of desperation. now he says that decision was a big mistake. >> i ended up causing distress to doug. >>erica: viewers have been reacting on our facebook fan page.
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here is a look at what some of our viewers had to say. >>mark: here is a live look from the roof camera in san francisco on this monday morning. if it is a drive for now but big changes on the way. more on the forecast coming up.
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>>darya: he was convicted
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in 2001 of the 1999 murder of his girlfriend, he was sentenced to 64 years-life of an appellate court overturned the conviction saying that prosecutors had improperly dismissed at least one of black jurors. is it is a little league mystery in petaluma, someone's life some baseball a woman from a storage shed over the weekend. sometime between 530 saturday night and yesterday morning the stuff disappeared. someone broke into this equipment shed. bill lee uses this shed and thieves took off with two, motorized pitching machines and protective gear for the umpires. the sole and stuff is estimated to be about $3,000 but worth more to the little league players.
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>>mark: show producers reached out to the 700 lb. man whose video empire on he to the. for the first time in three years he left his liver more complex going to the dr. phil show. three amities and a paramedic were with him. he believes he weighs between 600 5,700 lbs.. thoughts >> he has asked for help so the fight has to keep going periods he has the fight. >> the dr. phil episode featuring robert gibbs is expected to air this coming may he will be able to watch it right here on kron4.
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>>darya: we're back with more in a couple of minutes. let's get a live look at the golden gate. see that everyone is dry to david that will change tomorrow. it looks like a bridge traffic is pretty heavy. visibility is great. we're back with gary radnich in a few minutes.
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>>justine: this is chicago vows jet blue flight was diverted after it all. fbi officials are saying that the claim is in a safe location and have detained a female passenger
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>>mark: now all the weather areas all a quick look from the roof camera in san air. fifth party to the north and rehashed here is a breakdown of what we are spare the air assets and a harry quite a bit of green 1-5 in. of rain as possible. most of the rain will stay to the north of the bay area will still get some rain. friday into saturday, another round of what weather furious by 9:00 p.m. light rain north of santa rosa.
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for heavy rain north of santa rosa. earhart during peak commute hours and could be looking at a wet ride. but had yet we will still be dealing with whether. even into next week we could still be dealing with rain. >>james: a slow ride on the bay bridge. in other freeways are not doing too badly. we are not tracking in the hot spots. the ride on the bay bridge is backed up to the macarthur maze. cost the 880 approach is
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normally an easy ride, it is still backed up over the toll plaza. your ride on the san mateo bridge has been problem free and continues that way. normal volume in both directions. looking at the golden gate bridge ride, there are no problems with the commute northbound or southbound. westbound 24 looks good to the caldecott tunnel. the slowest traffic is moving through livermore out towards first street.
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>>gary: >>darya: last year i walked serious and was trying to pick the little guys but this year and do not know who the little guy will be. >>gary: i have a role, if you cannot name one player in the tournament, you cannot participate.
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>>darya: how about this thing where the tax law is so weak? we have to play another game to be the 12th seed. >>gary: they really have gotten a short trip. cal will play it wednesday night. washington wednesday 18 game regular season but does not get in. do not let uss scare you, it is university of south florida. >>darya: there must be a lot of the ball on the committee did do not know too much about basketball.
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>>gary: it used to be 32, 64 65 and now 68. >>darya: what about st. mary's? >>gary: they play perdue. costs vary big 10 team. acting they could beat them. cal just barely got in. a gas, this is one of those years where you say, we got and. >>darya: what about the meaning? they are saying a decision could come tomorrow. keetsa of arizona for six years.
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it's >>gary: when you play all of your games inside in a dome it is a controlled climate you will play about four games and snow. either you like people or you did not. >>gary: ariz. it's pretty good. they have a great receiver, larry fitzgerald.
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it's cost >>gary: what is the seat back from the 49ers about mas? to hear you, they just let me know in my ear, the time is over. >>gary: i will send you an e-mail. >>darya: 7:53 a.m., we will be right back.
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>> a minute before 8:00. the big stories this morning, a u.s. soldier shoots and kills 16 afghan civilians, we'll bring you reaction. gas prices are on the rise. we'll show how much you have to pay to fill up. >> rain is on the way to the bay area. we're getting ready for a series of storms. let's start with a quick minute of bay area weather and traffic. >> we'll start off with the freeway shot looking back at san francisco, you see the sunlight bathing the buildings, sunny conditions today, changing into the overnight hours. a quick breakdown of the temperature chart, we're seeing 36 in santa rosa, 35 napa, still cold to the north bay with mid-30s. 46 in san francisco. 40 san jose. just a couple spots in the east
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bay in the 30s. concord, and livermore, in the 38-degree mark. we'll leave with you this. current conditions show dense fog on the 101. expect visibility to get down to a quarter mile or less. we'll have our extended forecast coming and talk more about that rain for tomorrow and the rest of the week. now to traffic with george. >> good morning. we're tracking a hot spot around the bay area. we have had a big backup at the bay bridge toll plaza, we've seen improvement westbound especially here for the 880 approach to the bridge and here in the heart of the toll plaza. we haven't seen any accidents or stalls in the last hour-and- a-half. there was a minor incident this morning with a stall on the inclean cleared quickly but did mean slow activation of the metering lights, and that's why we're backed up still in the main here to the heart of the toll plaza. your ride to the san mateo bridge, problem free all
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morning long. we'll switch from there, back to the golden gate bridge for your ride on 101 southbound where we have an easy commute, not only coming from but headed through marin county. justine? >> thank you, george. here is what's just in. a boston to chicago jetblue flight was diverted this morning because of a bomb threat. the plane landed in buffalo. the new information we've learned is authorities are saying someone made a call to jetblue and said there may be a situation with a passenger and possible bomb threat. the plane is in a secure location and a female passenger has been detained. the other 85 passengers and luggage has been removed from the plane, k-9s were brought in to do part of the investigation. i'll keep you posted as soon as new information comes to the kron 4 newsroom. >> we want to take a look at gas prices. the average price of gas has jumped 12 cents over the past
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two weeks nationwide. and jumped a lot more in the bay area. let's turn to jackie sisel live in emoryville looking at the cost. it doesn't seem to be stopping people from filling up. >> reporter: you have to get gas. that's the problem. you're going to pay more at the pump. you talked about the 12 cents over the last two weeks nationally. that brings the national total to $3.80 for a gallon of regular. we're going to pay more in california. in fact, right now we're at $4.35 for the national -- for the california average, and that's up over 50 cents a gallon in the last 30 days making us number two only trailing hawaii for the most expensive gas in the country. and it seems like it continues to go up. let's take a look at the numbers. what you'll pay for a gallon, 4.41 in san francisco, 4.33 in
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oakland, san jose 4.34 a gallon. a new "washington post" poll says 2/3 of the people polled in the survey disapprove of the way that the president is handling the gas situation, this being an election year that may play a role in who our next president is. >> we'll see. nothing but up. mark? the latest out of afghanistan, the taliban is now vowing revenge after an american soldier shot and killed 16 civilians. the u.s. saying the shootings in two villages were carried out by a sergeant now in custody. witnesses say the soldier went house to house shooting people. most of the dead, women and children. afghans are expressing doubt that a single soldier could have carried out the shootings in houses over a mile apart. the attack follows an incident in which u.s. troops burned korans outside a military base last month. president obama saying he's
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deeply saddened by the shooting of the civilians. hamid karzai is calling them an assasination. >> with respect to this tragic incident, we haven't taken any specific measures to improve force protection at large across the country. this is clearly the act of one individual for motives we don't understand. very tragic. but it is not having a major effect with respect to the mission. >> afghans in the bay area demand a thorough investigation of the killings. fremont has the highest afghan population in the world, outside of afghanistan and pakistan. the san mateo county coroner identified a man who was struck and killed by a cal
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train last year. he's vice-president of pay pal, 39-year-old eric salviterri of palo alto, with the company for five years. he was on the tracks near ravenswood avenue when struck by a northbound train. his death is still under investigation. new in the south bay, residents are getting $900 million closer to getting bart trains in san jose. in a few hours the federal government will make it official by signing papers that will release the money towards the project. will is in in fremont with details about the sign. >> reporter: we should say trains from fremont in 2016. people said yes. the reason why is look at the cars in the parking lot. for san jose residents, this is the first stop for them to head north, because fremont is the last stop as far as bart trains
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are concerned. all of these cars you see here not necessarily all fremont residents. these are consisting of south bay residents coming up here, hopping out of their cars and hopping on the bart trains. this project will cost $2.3 billion, half of the money will come from the federal and state government. the other half will come from citizens in santa clara county that voted for the tax increase. they didn't think this was going to happen because along the way it was rejected by the federal government. they said, yes, it's going to look good which is why they are going to get money, opening construction projects beginning this spring. bart is working on an extension from fremont to warm springs. this will allow that project to continue and open up all kinds of new jobs for the south bay as well as east bay residents. back to you. >> thanks for the update. 8:07. we'll be back with more in just
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a couple minutes. let's get a live look at the golden gate bridge. plenty of sunshine, traffic is moving well.
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p.m. against the south florida bulls. the gaels are in for real. >> gary told me don't put them on my bracket, cal. he said you made it. >> st. mary's faces number 10 purdue. winning the west coast conference regular season title and conference tournament title, both over gonzaga, the second time in three years st. mary's made the tourney. two years ago the gaels crashed the sweet 16. their game is friday. >> it's not about the seeds. i'm just supposed to pick. >> yeah, there's only a couple bigup sets there. the best part is there's basketball all afternoon. >> that's the best part. in weather right now, we'll be back with more in just a couple minutes. let's take a live look at a sunny approach to the bay bridge.
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>> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. some sunshine but a lot of rain is on the way. let's get more on the forecast with james fletcher. >> good morning, mark. here is the view from the roof camera showing you the dome atop the san francisco city hall. sunshine out there. we've got some clouds mainly to the north. and we're expecting wet weather for the week. here is a breakdown. the first storm hitting us tuesday into wednesday, early
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tuesday morning. wind, rain, one to five inches possible, a good rainmaker. thursday is lighter, but it will still give the north bay a decent chance of good rain totals. friday night into saturday another one. this one will be a good one too. the winds are such that we could stir up a few thunderstorms, some hail could be brought in as well as water spouts too. we'll watch that, that will be an interesting one too. tuesday, right on through saturday, wet for us. today the last day to get some stuff done. here is the wide view. you can see the rain already in far northern california, working its way down the state taking most of the day to get to where we are. you can see by 9 p.m., maybe light showers north of santa rosa but more than likely late tonight, early tomorrow morning, that the north bay will see the rain come in. light at first, changing to more heavy rain later on in the morning. 8a.m. we're looking for a good chance of a wet morning commute with heavy rain to the north and by 3 p.m., widespread rain all over the bay area.
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this will be a steady rain with us all day long, all night long too. you can see 10 p.m. still dealing with that rain tomorrow. and as i said, it's not over. we've got another system for mid-week, one for later in the week, sporadic breaks here and there of some dry weather, just for a few hours at a time, the next system will roll in. it will be a wet one tuesday, even beyond this coming weekend we may start spring next week with a wet note for you too on monday and tuesday. we'll have more on that as we get closer to it. 8:16, let's get the latest on traffic. good morning, george. >> thanks, james. good morning! we've had a hot spot around the bay area. a backup at the bay bridge, things are moving. big improvements for the 880 ride which has no backup now except the string of cars awaiting the open toll lane at the extreme right side of the toll plaza, the one right next to the car pool lane. otherwise here, drive times are
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improving, 18 minutes, 16 minutes if you're from the eastshore freeway, and less than half that if you're coming from the nimitz freeway. the ride to the san mateo bridge has been good. do we have that image up? maybe not. we'll skip it and instead head to the -- oh, it's back. here it is. there's the westbound ride. you'll see the commute looks good headed toward foster city, coming from it, back toward heyward, also an easy ride. the golden gate, the commute from the 101 southbound looks good. i'll show you the ride through marin county in a second. first we'll update the sensors on the east bay freeways, 80, a great drive time, 18 minutes. 680 southbound no big delays, 24 slow it's from crossroads to the tunnel. south bay freeway lighter than usual here for 101 northbound, especially for highway 85. and your north bay commute, no wonder the drive time is less than 32 minutes out of novado to the golden gate bridge, some
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of the lightest traffic for monday morning. >> thank you, george. more about the bart extension, expecting construction to start today as the valley transportation authority signs the papers and starts to work at 10:00, a ceremony to commemorate the $900 million in funding from the commitment from the federal transportation administration for the bart/silicon valley/berryess, a extension. a fire killed an elderly woman, the police were the first to get there and they tried to rescue the woman by kicking in the front door but they couldn't get inside because of the heat from the flames. >> to oakland, police arrested five people in connection with two weekend robberies, three of the suspects were arrested here on the 500 block of 18th street, around 8:00 last night.
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earlier in the day at 4:30 in the afternoon two other robbery suspects were arrested, the 1600 block of fifth avenue, matching the description of suspects in previous robberies, police are trying to see if they are connected. >> there are reports of a small earthquake into the kron 4 newsroom. we have a map to show you where the 2.3 happened before 8:00 this morning near el cerrito, centered at the mira vista country club in the city. we're seeing now from the earthquake tracker a little more information about the 2.3 shaker. if you happen to feel anything, now you know why. we posted more information on the facebook fan page or kron4 news. four g.o.p. hopefuls remain in decision 2012. as we look at the preliminary elections, over the weekend, mitt romney won wyoming, and
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rick santorum took the kansas primary, now the attention turns to the pivotal races in the south. alabama and mississippi. they vote tomorrow. let's take a look at where the candidates stand as of this morning. romney is far in the lead with 454 delegates. a candidate needs 1044 to win the nomination. the other candidates say they don't plan to give up. a defiant newt gingrich calls romney the weakest g.o.p. frontrunner in a century, santorum was also on the attack. >> this is a conservative party. the establishment is trying to force a moderate republican from massachusetts down the throats of the american people and if we have to go to convention we will win at a convention. >> a right tithe race -- a tight race in alabama and mississippi. stay tuned for the very latest. also we'll have it on the
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>> welcome back. watching a quiet trading day on wall street, the dow up 13 points, greece is close now to finalizing their debt swap to lenders agreeing to take less money, less than half of what they are owed to avoid fault. the nasdaq is down almost 1. three members of the los angeles unified school board are calling for changes in state law to make it easier to fire employees in cases of sexual misconduct. the district will announce two resolutions, one calls on legislators to streamline the dismissat process, the other aims at making it easy to prosecute employees who accuse
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children. the proposals stem from a series of sexual misconduct cases in the school district since january. the search is expected to resume for a body off the southern california coast. bodies were covered after the santa cruz coast. the coast guard said by the time rescuers arrived they were only able to recover three bodies. investigators are trying to find out what caused a plane crash near santa clarita last night. both people survived the crash. we want to get a peek at the seven-day forecast. today is the lone dry day. the rain moves in. we have a chance of steady rain and wind going tuesday through wednesday, thursday also looks
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like it's iffy. friday rain, saturday iffy. so this front and system of storms will stay with us for the whole week. >> we'll be right back as the kron 4 morning news continues on this monday morning. we're getting sunshine for now. enjoy it while it lasts.
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0ñ@ñ >> welcome back. and the story weir following right now. the taliban is vowing revenge after an american soldier shoots and kills 16 civilians. the shootings were carried out by an army sergeant who is now in custody. the average price for a gallon of gas in san francisco is $4.41. in san jose, $4.43. we're going to get hit by a series of storms coming in over the next few days. we're following information
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about an earthquake. a 2.3 magnitude quake centered near el cerrito. we have a map to show you of where the earthquake was centered and where a 2.1 magnitude quake hit last night. the one a half hour ago was centered at the golf and country club in the northern part of el cerrito. if you happen to have felt a little bit of shaking this morning. post a comment at facebook. 8:29 right now. want a get a look at the weather. things are going to change big time. >> here is the view outside. this is the bay bridge approach with nice sunshine over the horizon. we are about an hour past sunrise. north bay we're seeing cloud cover and also fog. that's what we're dealing with this morning. otherwise, looking pretty clear. mostly sunny this afternoon. around 2 p.m. temperatures in the upper 50s
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to low 60-degree range and dry for now. late this evening, the rain will start falling in the north bay and spreading as we head into the early morning hours tomorrow. here's where we see temperatures at the moment. looking for cold spots up minority in the mid--- up north in the mid- to upper 30s. starting to warm up at san jose. we'll have an extend look at the forecast in talk more about the rain. now a quick check of traffic. >> reporter: we are continuing to monitor what seems to be lighter than usual traffic. we are looking at delay here to the bay bridge, 16 to 18 minutes. westbound drive time out of the macarthur maze is less than that. the nimitz freeway is the best
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bet. for your san mateo bridge commute look at 92, problem free and delay free across the span. and the ride through marin county has been a pretty good one. and the trip across the golden gate bridge will be without delay. >> the only problem is the price of gas. it just keeps going up. the average price in the u.s. is 12 cents higher over the last two weeks and a lot more in the bay area. we've been in emeryville, monitoring the prices. they could rise while we're speaking. i don't know why they do it overnight. >> the prices getting ready to go up again and i had to say probably. the prices continue to go up. you talked about the 12-cents in the last two weeks. in california, the average is $4.35. that's up almost 55 cents a
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gallon in the last 30 days. and that puttings us behind hawaii for the most expensive gas in the entire country and it seems like prices continue to go up daily. let's take a look at the numbers around the bay area and see what you'll pay for a gallon of gas here. according to aaa, san francisco is $4.41. oakland, $4.43. and san jose, $4.34. and according to analysts, this is not the end. by the time summer rolls around, we may pay close to $5 on average for a gallon of gas. >> at that point, your say just round it up to five, especially if you're paying for the premium. i got a discount and still paying $4.53.
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the taliban is vowing revenge after one american soldier shot and killed 16 civilians. the usa -- carried out by a single american soldier who is now in custody. he went house to house shooting people. most of the dead were women and children. we have video to show you. afghans expressing doubt. they're saying a single soldier couldn't have carried out the shootings in houses a mile apart. the attack follows an incident in which u.s. troops burned korans outside of a base last month. and president obama is deeply saddened by the shootings. the president expressed his shock to hamid karzai over the shooting rampage. karzai called the shootings
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assassinations. >> an afghan community leader in fremont calls the killings an act of terror. he says that afghans in the bay area are demanding a thorough investigation into the killings. recent developments, including the koran burnings have deeply strained the relationship between the two countries. he's recommending a swift withdrawal from the country. >> i think we're walking on thin ice unfortunately. >> fremont has the highest afghan population outside of afghanistan and pakistan in the whole world. and a berkley's police association is speaking out after an officer was september
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to a reporter's home to demand changes to a story. they claimed that a story was misreported. the chief says he tried calling and e-mailing and he sent the officer to his home out of desperation. that's a decision he now calls a big mistake. >> i caused distress to doug and his family. and it was wrong. it's certainly a lesson for me and it will never happen again. >> i was willing to hear him out but not at 1:00 in the morning. not when the police came to the door and demanded i change it immediately. a lot of outrage on facebook this morning. i've been asking viewers, do you accept his apology? no way, that's very unprofessional of the chief to do that. the comment made to that
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reporter might get him in trouble. that's why he did that. everybody needs to get over it already. why is he not entitled to making a mistake and apologizing for it. a lot of comments pouring in. if you'd like to leave yours, just like us on facebook. let's get a live look outside. traffic is nice and light and lots of sunshine. we'll be right back.
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and we're back now. time is 8:39. the satellite showing the rain to the north. i want to focus in on lake tahoe. they are going to get rain and snow. and we could see a good bit of
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snow come this week. 80 at king vail. we have snow on the side of the road. snow not on the roads themselves. that's all going to change over the next 24 hours. we're looking for 5 to 10 inches above five to 7000 feet. a good snow event on tuesday. we'll hold onto the chance of snow for the wednesday. and we could see more and more snow accumulate. by this weekend, if you're heading to tahoe, there'll be quite a bit of new powder. and we'll be updating you on the tahoe forecast throughout the week. authorities are searching for a young man who tried to take a boy from a child care center. the man said he was there to pick up his son and pointed to a 4-year-old. when employees asked for his i.d, the man took off. >> they have a protocol.
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there's an i.d. system set up. and in order to pick up your child, the i.d. has to match. and the suspect when he entered clearly wasn't aware of that. and when the staff member wouldn't give the child up due to the i.d, the suspect left and then mom came a short time later. it's very concerning. no one recognizes the individual. we've checked our database and he doesn't match anybody in the database. >> here's a sketch of the suspect. a white male, six feet tall, 250 pounds, short blond hair with long side burns. we'll be back with more in just a couple of minutes. the approach to the bay bridge. lots of sunshine and a little bit of a wait. we'll be right back.
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earthquake right now on the kron 4 morning news. a 2.3 quake happened right near el cerrito. we have a map to give you more information. the quake was centered the i the mura vista golf course. we dealt with an earthquake in the same area a week ago. even if people are feeling a lot of shaking, i'll keep you posted. closing arguments beginning today in the retrial of a man accused of strangling the daughter of fred belitnikoff. >> an appellate court overturned the conviction, saying that prosecutors
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improperly dismissed one juror. little league baseball equipment has been swiped and they're looking for it. the kids in petaluma are going to need it. somebody broke into an equipment shed used by the petaluma valley little league. and they took off with two motorized pitching machines, a line chalk machine, and protective gear for the umpires. the stolen equipment is worth about $3000 and worth a lot more to all the little leaguers. we have more on the rains coming. >> here's the view from san francisco. the dome atop city hall. so far, so good. a beautiful start to the day. it's going to be a beautiful afternoon. here's a quick breakdown. we've got one for tuesday into wednesday. wind, rain, and pretty decent rain totals. we could get up to 5 inches of accumulation in the north bay
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hills. thursday a slightly less intense system rolls through. a good bit of this rain will fall in the north bay. and friday into saturday we've got another round of wet weather. that one could have pretty severe winds that go along with it. that could stir up thunderstorms. water spouts, hail a possibility. that's a quick breakdown of what to expect this week with the storms rolling through. as for what we see right now on the radar, you can see rain in the north and it's tracking its way south. we're talking 9:00 light rain north of santa rosa. by 4 a.m. tomorrow morning we're looking for widespread rain with heavier stuff coming in to the picture. and as we go to 8 a.m, the peak of the morning commute. depending on where you are, you could have a wet ride throughout the morning.
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and the rain could stay with us. as we head to 10 p.m, still with the rain. we'll get a good dose of it come tuesday and it will stick around to wednesday. and we're looking for thursday, friday, and saturday to be wet days for us. hopefully, we'll try and dry out a little bit and keep on absorbing the wet weather that's yet to come. we could see rain continuing to next week too. we've got the spring solstice or the spring equinox on the 20th. and it could start on a wet note. at 8:48. let's get updated on traffic. >> reporter: wove been enjoying a pretty good ride around the bay area. we haven't had any hot spots. and things are improving for the west bay bridge drive. the backup is near the
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macarthur maze. nimitz freeway is the easiest approach to the bridge. your ride to the san mateo bridge has been fairly consistent all morning long. an easy ride off the nimitz freeway. crowding from 101 through san mateo. and the newt to the golden gate bridge is delay free and problem free. 680 has been a great ride out of walnut creek and into the san ramon valley. 101 northbound, slowing and a lighter than usual ride from 85 up to the montegut expressway. and continuing up to mountain
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view north of cupertino. a man in livermore is getting the help he needs for his weight. he's headed to the dr. phil show. the young man began the journey to change his life. >> reporter: you're watching 23- year-old robert gibbs do something he hasn't done for six months, leave his apartment complex. 3 emts and a paramedic were there. robert believes he weighs between 650 and 700 pounds. friends and family were there to cheer him on including his mother, sister, and niece. he asked for dr. phil to help him lose weight so he can live to see his niece and nephew grow up. robert's sister was emotional as she watched her brother begin this journey.
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>> he took an amazing step. i'm very proud of him for asking for it. it takes a lot of courage to ask for that amount of help. >> reporter: robert told me he's nervous about making the trip. it's been a long time since he left livermore. a winch was used to hoist him in to the ambulance. he's too big to fly and can't lift himself into an suv. robert is not sure how the show will change his life. his sister's hope -- >> he'll be able to run and play with them. >> reporter: robert is able to take on the tough challenges that lie ahead. >> just because he's asked for the help, the fight has to keep going. and i believe he has that fight in him. he wants to do it this time. he wants all the help. and i think he's going to do it this time. >> and the dr. phil episode is
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expected to air this coming may. and you'll be able to see it here on kron 4. we'll be back with more in just a couple of minutes. let's get a live look outside right now. city hall and all the sunshine we're seeing. just enjoy it while you can get it and today is really the only day that it's going to be around. the rain is moving in tomorrow.
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south bay. antioch may get up to 65. most locations in the low 60s. the forecast holds true for the north bay as well. >> the greek bailout deal gets finalized today. the dow is up to 12944. the s&p 500 is down 2 1/2 and the nasdaq is down almost 10. i'm following tech headlines. if you haven't preordered the ipad yet and were hoping to get it delivered this friday, looks like you're out of luck. apple has sold out of the preorders. the earliest the preordered ipad will be delivered the march 19th. demand has been off the charts. let's check out the charge for the box office. the big movie was the lorax the second week in a row. they stole the show here and
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everybody went to it. $39.1million this movie made over the weekend. john carter came in second place. this movie earned $30.6 million. and then project x rounding out the top three making 11.6 over the weekend. >> look at this video. this is a shark feeding frenzy. swimmers were ordered out of the water when sharks were spotted near the shore in perth. they were feeding on a school of tuna. no reports of injuries and the beach reopened a couple of days later. 8:57. and we'll be back with more in just a couple of minutes. let's get a look outside. golden gate bridge looks fine. >> i don't think we'll see a view like this the rest of the week a lot of rain expected off and on. we'll have more on the weather, traffic, and the big stories in two minutes as the kron 4 morning news continues. whatcha lookin' for hon? ah, these new jeans i want. i've been looking everywhere.
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this is on 4 news at nine. good morning, our big stories right now. soldier shoots 16 afghan civilians. gas prices on the rise again. we will let you know how much when you fill her up. we will start off the hour with a quick minute of bay area weather and traffic. >> we are taking a live look at the freeway. sunny for now. partly sunny skies as we head into the next string of days. we have the potential for wet weather every day. as we take a look at the weather headlines this morning. clear and cool, we have some fog developing in the north bay. as we head into the afternoon, it will remain sunny and 60s. the clouds will only increase tonight with rain beginning
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overnight. we will look at the numbers right outside the door. we are in the 30s in the north bay right now. 38 in santa rosa and same thing for napa and downtown san francisco. for the most part we are off to a mild start. in the afternoon, temperatures will be around the seasonal average. we will look at those and the timeline for the expected rain coming up in my next report. interesting mix at the toll plaza of heavy and light traffic at the same time. the heavy traffic is here on 580 coming out of macarthur hayes and this is from the of berkeley curve. right hand lanes are doing well. 880 approach is not backed up. even the right hand lane which usually slows for all the traffic headed to the open toll lane at the right side of the plaza, that is backed up right here to the top of the ramp. looking at the ride to the san mateo bridge, it is over
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here. no longer any back up on the approach. still heavy on 101 at 92. the golden gate bridge ride has been a trouble free commute all morning long for the southbound 101 ride. thanks. first, you have to fill her up and the price has gone up. the average price for gallon of gas has gone up 12 cents. in the bay area, we are always paying more. we have more from our solo reporter jackie. >> reporter: i feel like the grim aper, it is -- grim reaper, it is bad news. and that brings the the national average to $3.80. here in california, it is a way higher than that and you are looking at $5.43. almost 50 cents more a gallon than 30 days ago. that puts us behind hawaii for
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the most expensive gas in the entire country. some believe that prices will continue to go up through the summer, we may be paying $5 a gallon before the summer is over. >> what you are going to pay for a gallon, according to triple a, it is $4.41. $4.33 in oakland. san jose. rounded out at $4.34 for a gallon of gas. this is starting to effect the political campaign. washington post came out with the poll that said 2/thirds of the people they poll disapprove of president obama's gas handling situation. this is an election year. the price of gas will play a big role in who is the next president is. >> thanks a lot. here is what is in for the
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kron 4 newsroom. there was a bomb threat and we have more to show us what happened as the plane landed safely in buffalo. what we have learned so far. a phoned in bomb threat caused a jet blue plane to land in buffalo, new york. flight 923 and it landed safely this morning and now has been cleared of any possible threats. the fbi is involved in the investigation. fbi officials are saying the plane is in a secure location and a female passenger has been detained. we are gathering new information on the story. we will get more to you as soon as we get it. the taliban is now vowing revenge after one american soldier shot and killed 16 civilians burning their bodies. the shootings in two villages were carried out by one single soldier. an army sergeant is in custody. he went house to house shooting
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people. most of the dead are women and children. they doubt the single person could carry out all the shootings. it follow as incident last month in which they burned qurans outside of a base. pro is deeply saddened by the -- the president is deeply saddened by the rampage. karzai condemns the attack and calls it an assassination. >> they are convinced the war in afghanistan can be a success. >> reporter: with respect to the incident today, the very tragic incident, we haven't taken any specific measures to improve force pro across the country. this is the act of one individual for motives we don't understand right now. it is very, very tragic. it is having an effect on the mission our troops are doing
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every day. >> residents in the area are demanding an investigation. fremont has the highest afghan population. this man was killed by acal train. he is 39-year-old eric salvaterra, he has been with the company five years. he was standing on the tracks near ravenswood avenue when he was struck by a northbound train. his death is still under investigation. new this morning, the work finally about to get underway for resident insist the $900 million that the bart extension in san jose will get from the federal government as the federal transit administration throwing in $900 million to get the project off the ground. we are live in fremont and when we will see bart trains rolling
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in? will? >> reporter: this took place 50 minutes from few. they didn't think it would happen. when they sign it, they will get the money. that's a good down payment towards the project. you can see the bart trains. this is the last or first stop. if you are going from san jose. you have to drive here and hop on the trains. that is a big inconvenience for many people. see all the cars in the parking lot. lots of them coming from other places in the southbound. and -- in the south bay. and we have a chance to talk to two men. one from san jose and one from fremont. >> it is closer for me. 15 minute drive versus 30 minute drive. that's good. >> reporter: how hard is it to commute to san jose to get to fremont. >> it is about 30 minutes and in the traffic. 40 myrtle beaches.
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>> much easier. much more frequent. like if you miss the bus, we don't have the express. now we will have more options. >> reporter: back live, you can see the bart trains leaving the platform. mark, there is always somebody who is against this. we found one man. he he said he is against it. and lives in fremont. and for the reason why, he hops on the train and they are not full of people. it is pretty empty and if it comes from san jose here, by the time they hop on here, it will be more people. he is in the minority as feeling this is something the people don't want. he is all by himself. >> has to share. thanks for the update. 9:08. we will be back in a couple of minutes. this is the dome, the roof of city hall in san francisco. lots of sunshine is bouncing off of it. it is here today and gone tomorrow. we will be right back.
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. welcome back. it is 9:11 right now. we are focusing on the forecast. we want to know how the we can will look. you will see sunshine out there today. the rain moves in tomorrow and sticks with us in some form whether it is steady like tuesday or wednesday. or spotty like thursday, friday or saturday they will hang around all week long. on men's college basketball and the march madness. and ncaa tournament. they are on the fringe of being in the tournament. they are playing south florida on wednesday. in day ton. whoever wins, will enter as the number 3 seed. the winner gets to face number 5 temple, and bears tipping off with south florida bulls on wednesday evening. that is on later on. st. mary's will enter as the seven seed.
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they are in the midwestern region and face number 10 perdue. on omaha, st. mary's won the conference, regular season titlele and over gonzaga. it is the second time in three years st. mary's made it. the gales made the sweet 16. 9:13ful we will be back with more in a couple of minutes. we will look outside. check out the golden gate bridge and the traffic is light. moving well there. and we will be right back.
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for novato and san francisco 48 degrees and 46 the common number in hayward and fremont. we are dealing with dense fog north of the golden gate bridge and the red on the screen does indicate it is down to quarter of a mile. you can expect hazardous conditions. and both directions until you reach the 580/101 interchange. that will burn off and temperatures will be around the seasonal average. expect oakland to reach 32 degrees and keeping it at 63 for sarge. we will see upper 50s. and -- for san jose. and for santa rosa. and mid 50s expected for richmond. and san francisco. now stormer tracker 4 does show we have wet weather and it is starting to slide down the top most portions of northern
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california. future cast 4 predicts we head into the 9:00 hour later on tonight. we could see rainfall. and it becomes more intense into the overnight hours. >> by 8:00, we could see moderate rainfall in the north bay along highway 101 and continue to see it build relatively widespread in nature and that will be the case as we head into the rest of the week. >> the seven-day forecast shows nothing but wet weather as we finish up the work week. it is 50s and low 60s and hold on to the chance of showers as we head into the weekend. george? >> we monitor a good ride around the bay area. no hot spots. we have a back up at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is breaking up for sure. reaching between 880 and west grand avenue. 14 to 16 minutes drive time and half that, if you come in from the imitz freeway and interstate 80. if you are heading to the
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san mateo bridge. good ride for you. no delays on the approaches as you come to 92. when you are coming down 101 and head to the golden gate bridge, you will find light traffic from san rafael all the way down. and slow lanes to timberland boulevard. checking the traffic maps, pretty good ride for you here around the bay area. 80, 24, 680 all look good. south bay freeways. 85 northbound. 280 completely cleared out for the west valley ride. and the trip on 101 northbound has the slowest traffic right here around the guadalupe parkway -- parkway. and from novato to san rafael. they are trying to figure out what caused a fire in
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sonoma county, they killed an early woman who lived alone. the windsor fire department responded and it was the police that got there first and they tried to rescue the women and kick in the front door. they couldn't get inside because of the intense heat and flames. >> to oakland, where they arrested five people. this is in connection with two robberies. they were arrested in downtown oakland. the location here on the google maps and 500 block of 18th street at 8:00 on sunday. later on in the day, 4:30 in the afternoon, two other suspects were arrested. they matched the description of suspects in previous robberies in the area. police are investigating if they are all connected. taking a look at decision 2012. four bop presidential hopefuls remain. mitt romney won wyoming and rick santorum took kansas. now it turns to pivotal races
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in the south. alabama and mississippi are set to vote tomorrow. take a look at where the candidates stand. romney has the most delegates so far. 454. but a candidate need 1,444 to win the nomination. the other candidates say they do not plan to give up. a defiant newt gingrich calls romney the frontrunner. and they stressed the upcoming primaries. >> you know, it is very, very important. tomorrow could be a big day. >> we are hopeful that we worked hard here and it is very competitive. and we have the best option of making sure we get a conservative candidate in the fall. that's what i am hoping we focus on. >> it is the best chance to get
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them. and recent polling shows a slight race in mississippi. and stay tuned for our coverage right here on kron 4 and by facebook and twitter. we have new information on the penn state scandal as the board of trustees said this morning. joe paterno's failure to follow up on o 2002 allegations against jerry sandusky showed a failure of leadership and that is what led to his firing in november. the report came out this morning and said the board decided to fire paterno by phone because his home was surrounded by media. he died of lung cancer in january. we are waiting for a key ruling to come out in the jerry sandusky sex abuse case. >> a judge is ready to decide how much prosecutors must share with sandusky's lawyers.
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that includes days, times. and days of the week when the alleged abuse took place. >> the 68-year-old sandusky does not plan on being at the hearing today. if the ruling come down while we are on air, i will let you know what happens. the dow jones industrial average is a little upward. up 20 points. for 20,049. as they complete the bond swap to stave off bankruptcy. the dow is up. nasdaq and s&p down. one and a quarter and s&p six and a half. time is 9:23. we will take a few minutes to get you going. it is tough. your body might be adjusting right now and feel like 8:23. 9:23 though. lots of sunshine. commute is all clear at the san mateo bridge.
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make it easier to fire employees who are involved in sexual misconduct. one causes legislators to streamline the process for teachers. the other aims at making it easy to identify employees who have problem was children. investigators are trying to figure out the cause of a plane crash in southern california. small jet going down here near santa clarita. both people in the plane survived. crews have since put out the blaze. time now is 9:27. we will be back in a couple of minutes. here is a look out at san francisco. the traffic is nice and light. (car horn)
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. welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. in afghanistan, they are
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vowing revenge. that is the taliban. the shootings in two villages were carried out by a single soldier now in custody. the afghans are disputing the information. gas prices are going up. average gas price is $4.41. oakland is at $4.33. san jose at $4.34. we are expected to be getting hit by a series of storms. >> yes, we are. we will get to it and see when the storms are rolling in. good morning, erica. >> good morning, darya. >> there will be rainfall around the area. we will start with the north bay. north of the golden gate bridge. as we head to the morning commute. it is a little bit more intense and right now take a look at the day planner. we have fog along the coastline and we transition to the afternoon, we will see mostly sunny skies. dry is the key word there. temperatures around the season
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average. upper 50s. low 60s and as we head into the 8:00 hour, that is the first opportunity for the wet weather north of santa rosa and that is light. outside, the temperatures are holding on to upper 30s. for napa and novato the and over in oakland and redwood city. 40s. all across the bay area the and getting into the 50s and low 60s. i will break down the numbers and show you the timeline of the rain in the next report. it is time for a check on the morning commute with george. erica, we are looking for the end of the back up for the westbound ride. things continue to improve, especially here, the 880 approach. there is no delay there. things are slower than we like to see. there are big openings here in the back up and the metering lights are being cycled fairly quickly. that is good news.
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how about the ride to the san mateo bridge. it is quiet all morning long. it is not as slow as it looks there. the camera froze up. light traffic as you saw. >> here at the golden gate bridge, an easy ride from marin county and now the trip threw marin county is delay -- through marin county is delay free. average price jumped 12 cents and here in the bay area, we pay more. we will go to jackie who is looking at the prices. every time i stand outside the gas station, it is about the rising gas price. today is no different. troy 55 cents over the last month. that brings the total to $4.35. according to triple a, that is what the average gallon of gas in the state of california is going to cost you.
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only hawaii is in front of us for the most expensive gas in the entire country and the bay area is even higher than that. we are paying. and on average, for a gallon of gas here in the bay area, it is $4.35 a gallon. let's take a look at the averages around the bay area. and according to triple a. $4.41 for a gallon of gas here. and $4.33 in oakland. and $4.34 in san jose. and most believe that by the start of summer, sometime in may or june, we may be paying close to $5 a gallon. we see the increases, it doesn't look like there is any stop to them right now. it looks like we will continue to go up and be close to $5 a gallon before the summer is over is what most analysts believe. >> that is the driving you do for fun. you have to fill up to go to
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work. thanks a lot. the phoned in bomb threat that caused a jet blue plane to divert. we will show what happens once it landed safely. it was going from boston to chicago. now, what happened on board the flight earlier this morning. >> it turned out this was a domestic despite. no threat. and no bomb threat that was able to be verified. and the plane, i believe has been cleared. and sent on its way. >> it has departed. fbi officials say it is secured and they have detained a female passenger. haven't heard anything about charges. that is happening now in the kron 4 newsroom. the taliban is vowing revenge after an american soldier shot and killed 16 sevilleians. he burned their bodies. it was in two villages and carried out by an army sergeant
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who is now in custody after turning himself in. this is video of the aftermath. they say the soldier went house to mouse house. >> most of the dead -- house to house. >> most of the dead are women and children. they were miles apart. last month the u.s. troops burned qurans outside of the base. president obama is deeply saddened of the shootings of the afghan. he was calling afghan president karzai to express his sorrow. and karzai condemned the attack calling it an assassination. the city's police chief sent an officer to a reporter's home in the million of the night and demand changes to a story. the union thinks it may lead to police losing trust in the community because some might see this as a strong arm
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according to triple particular. he claimed that the oakland tribune misreported what he said in a recent public meeting. the chief claimed he tried calling and tried to get the e-mail changed. he sent the officer out of desperation. he said what he realizes now was a big mistake. >> i caused this to him and his family. >> it is wrong on my part. it is a lesson for me and will never happen again. >> we are willing to hear him out. not at one in the morning when the police came to my door and demand i change it immediately. >> he accepts the chief's apology and he wants to be professional and move on. this morning south bay residents can say they are $900 million closer to getting bart trains. they will make it official and finally release the money towards the long awaited project. we have details about the
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sighting. and when the bart trains will roll in. >> mark? >> they will sign it in a half hour from now. this is on the steps of city hall. they didn't think they would have this. so many projects and it was derailed. and now, it is going to happen and when it does, this train here you see in fremont. it will go all the way to berryessa. and it will happen in 2016 and open up all kinds of doors for job assist as well as save gas. so many people obviously have to drive here and not all the cars are from fremont. so far, this is the first stop for them. they have to drive here. clog the freeways and then happen on to the bart trains. not going to happen. two things are going to happen. one, this is going to extends all the way to warm strings in fremont. which is a few miles from here. that should begin in 2015. three years from now.
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if you go to warm strippings, why not -- warm springs. go further. which is why they will extends it and it could happen in the future. but this is a wonderful start for them and $900 million. that is a little bit less than half of the money the extension will cost $2.3 billion. it will be paid by taxpayers who did approve a 1/8th% increase. and should keep it running for quite some time. >> back to you. >> darya? >> the time is 9:38. it has been nice with the sunshine today. big change on the way. it will hit us tomorrow and we will have rain all week long. we will be right back.
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. they are searching for a man who tried to take a young
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boy around noon. the man walked in. and said he was there to pick up his son and pointed to a 4-year-old boy. when the employees asked for his id, the man took off. >> they have a protocol, there is an id system that is set up and in order to pick your child up, it has to match and this suspect when he entered, clearly wasn't aware of that. and when the staff member wouldn't give the child up through the id, the suspect left and then the mom came a short time later. >> no one recognizes the individual. we check the database. doesn't match anyone in the 600 database. here is a sketch of the subject. he is described as a white male. 250-pound. he has short blonde hair with long side burns. 9:42. we will be back with more in a couple of minutes. we will get a live look outside. check the golden gate bridge. the sunshine sure looks good.
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enjoy it today. it is gone tomorrow.
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. good morning, 9:45. this is just in. is san bruno city officials are holding a news conference to announce settlement with pgand e to support recovery efforts after the natural gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes and damaged dozens of others. we will update the media sources as soon as it comes into the newsroom throughout the day. that is kron 4.com. and make sure you like us. and then we will have the latest information tonight on the kron 4 evening news starting at five. thank you, justine. >> this is the retrial of the mantha is accused of strangling a daughter. >> he was convicted in 2,001
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for the murder of his girlfriend at the time. he was sentenced to 64 years to life in prison. appellate court overturned the conviction. they said they improperly dismissed one african-american juror. they are without their equipment. someone swiped stuff from a storage shed in petaluma over the weekend and made off with all the stuff they need to start the season. it was 6:00 saturday night and between then and nine yesterday morning that someone broke into the equipment shed that is in the petaluma little league. it is at the corner of parkway and maria drive. they took two motorized pitching machine. line chalk machine and protective gear for the umpires. its worth about $3,000. we will have weather. more on the rain coming with erica. >> the rain is not here just yet. we are looking at dry, sunny conditions around the bay area.
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little bit cold out there. lung gearing 30s for napa. and november vat at that. and -- november vote at that the on down down -- novato and we will see low 60s around the bay area. and we will have a high of 62. and oakland keeping it in the upper 50s and in the north bay, we will see partly cloudy skies. 58 for san rafael and 60 is the number for those of you in vallejo. looking forward, we do have the potential for rainfall at around 9:00 tonight. this syndicating right rainfall north of santa rosa and we will see this system shift northward. and check out 8:00 tomorrow morning, the peak of the commute. we could see it on highway 101 and it is widespread into the
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afternoon. 3:00 p.m. hour, still light in nature. it will continue to see rainfall not only the rest of tomorrow but the rest of the work week as well. so, if you are heading up to tahoe right now. >> no change. and they will see partly cloudy skies today. however, as we head into the evening hours, we do have the chance for snow. five to 10 inches of new snow. 7,000 feet expected for tomorrow. wednesday, it looks like they will be dealing with a rain/snow mix. >> the forecast shows nothing but wet weather as we finish up the work week. upper 50s and 60s. we won't get much of a break until we head into the weekend. it becomes more showery in nature and looking at the extended models and drag in rain for the start of the work week as well. we look at the weather and time for a chime check on the morning commute with george. >> we ends the commute with
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light traffic at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights are still active. but the back up almost completely disappeared. it shrunk from the maize at west end avenue to what you see now. little waiting now for the southbound. this is problem free all morning long. right now it is light traffic in both directions. ride to the golden gate bridge is easy as well. we are not tracking any hot spots. no problems for the marin ride and we will finish with the check of the traffic maps. 80 westbound system looks good and south rap money valley ride. and westbound commute coming down from livermore towards the valley. just a little sluggish traffic getting passed stone ridge on 680 southbound. >> freeways continuing to do well and coming out of the
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south bay for the peninsula. and the ride on two # zero northbound slows with the expressway. that's the extent of the traffic for the 280 ride northbound. >> thank you, george. incredible video to show you sharks and feeding frenzy. >> they were spotted right near the shore. this is in perth, and they were feeding on tuna. the beach was opened a couple hours later. still wouldn't go to the beach. 9:51 right now. we will get a live look right now. golden gate bridge and the traffic is running at the him limit here and enjoy it -- at the rim -- running at the limit here. enjoy it. we will be right back.
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. welcome become. the dow jones industrial average and on a fairly quiet trading day and we are seeing
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mixed markets down two and a quarter and the nasdaq is down eight. if you haven't preordered a new ipad and hope to get it delivered for friday, it is not going to happen. they have sold out of the preorders for the latest ipad. they will be available in stores this friday. the earliest it would be delivered is march 19th. >> the demand is off the charts. >> the livermore man weighs 700-pound and is getting the help he needs. >> he is asking for help with weight loss and headed to the dr. phil show. he began the journey to change his life. >> you are watching 23 year old robert gibbs do something he hasn't done for six months. >> leave his livermore apartment complex. >> three em. s and paramedic were on hand to guide him on a stretcher that has a weight capacity of
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800 pounds. he believes he weighs somewhere between 650 and 700 pounds. >> good luck, hon. >> including his mother, sister and niece. >> he asked for dr. phil to help him lose weight so he could live to see his niece and newborn enough few grow up. >> they reached out to him after being reached by kron 4 news. >> his sister was emotional. >> he took an amazing step. i am very proud of him asking for it. >> and it takes a lot of courage to ask for that. >> reporter: robert told me he is murph russ about making the trip. it as long time he has been out of livermore. the medical personnel used an inch to hoist him in the oversized ambulance. he is too big to fly and he can't lift himself into a v. >> robert isn't sure what is going to happen on the show or how it will change his life.
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>> his sister's hope. >> that he will be able to run and play in the park >> reporter: robert said he is ready to take on the tough challenges that he knows is ahead. >> he has to keep going. i believe he has. he has the fight in him. he wants all the help. i think he is fully going to do it this time. >> reporter: maureen kelly. kron 4 news. the dr. phil episode is expected to air this may and you will be able to watch it in the bay area here on kron 4. a lot of people watched this over the weekend. maybe your kids went once or twice, because dr. seuss' "the lore racks" was in -- the l -- "the loraxgot was in first place. we will be back here starting at 4:00 a.m. dr. phil is coming up next.
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