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(male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now.right now on kron 4. broken bolts found on the new span of the bay bridge. tonight -- an upclose look at the just uncovered problem. and we get answers from the people in charge. is the bridge still safe? will it open as planned? i'm pam moore. now at five busted bolts on the bay bridge. kron four gives you a closeup view of the what could be a major problem with the new span. just months before its planned a big problem for the new eastern span of the bayseismic safety bolts already installed. have turned out to be faulty and some of the them cannott be replaced. kron 4's maureen kelly explains the problem. and how it is going to affect when the bridge will be completed. >> reporter: caltrans says they got a bad batch of bolts from one of their u-s manufactuers..you can see some of them sticking out of the concrete here in this video at the beginning of the month 96 threaded rods that
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are intended to anchor this part of the span to it's support pillers were tightened .and when they were inspected a little over a week later.32 of them.nearly a third.were found to be broken. another 192 of the bolts installed have not been tightened.but will beand closely scruntinzed. caltrans says a sample of the bolts were tested before they were embedded in concretebut not every single one. a big part of the problem.some of the bolts can't be taken out because of where they are located. so they are currently trying to figure out a solutionsince the whole point of this multi billion dollar project it to make it safe during a seismic event. once they come up with a fix, it's believed it will take a month or two to finish that work,.but they plan on doing while also finishing up the rest of the bridgeworkat this time they still think the new span will be ready for traffic by labor day weekend.but say there is no absolute guarentee. maureen kelly kron4 news. >> continuing our coverage on this story. the broken
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bolts were found in a support column, just east of the new suspension tower. kron 4's charles clifford has a closer look at the problem. >> reporter: this is an artist rendering of what the new eastern span of the bay bridge will look like when it's finished. the broken bolts or rods that we're talking about are located here... inside this foundation support which is also called pier e-2 between the top of this support and the deck of the bridge there are several bearings and what are called shear keys... these are pieces designed to stabilize the bridge in the event of an earthquake. here's a look at it from another angle... these are the bearings and shear keys.. up here is the deck of the bridge.. this is the support column and these yellow lines here are the bolts. each one is between 9 and 24 feet long and they run vertically inside the column. now, recently crews started tightening the nuts at the top of the bolts... here and what happened is that after they had added tension.. the bolts started
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to break.. and they know they're broken because the bolt popped up.. leaving this gap.. it should look like these other bolts.. flush with the concrete. finally, the rods that have brokedn can not be replaced or removed.. they're buried within the structure...so caltrans will have to come up with another way to attach the shear keys to the support column. possibly by installing some sort of collar around the base of in the newsroom, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> pam: same sex marriage had its second day before the u.s. supreme court this morning. this time the issue - the federal defense of marriage act. which denies federal benefits to legally married same sex couples. both a federal district court, and a federal appellate court ruled the law. known as doma. was unconstitutional. and the obama administration has said the same thing.
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but now the fate of doma is in the hands of the highest court in the land. kron 4's dan kerman is here to report on today's proceedings. >> reporter: the defense of marriage act defines marriage as a union between a man and a women and that's why more than 11 hundred federal laws tied to marital status do not apply to legally married same sex couples. the court released audio recording of this morning's oral arguments. defenders of doma said the federal government is within its power to use a uniform definition of marriage regardless the consequences. the liberal wing of the court along with justice anthony kennedy took issue with that because it's the state that's supposed to have the power to say who is married. not the federal government. >> when it has 1100 votes, and in our society it means that the federal government is intertwined with the citizens daily life you are
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at real risk of running and conflict what is always thought to be the essence of the state power is to regulate marriage and divorce. >> as a justice kennedy said the 1100 impacts every area of life. you really diminish what the state has said his marriage. the state has had two types of marriage to a full marriage and the scam milk marriage. --skim m ik .. rich. >> lawyers opposing doma also argued that claims the law was enacted for the purpose of uniformity or caution are simply not true >> it was and acted based on the conclusion that was driven by moral code. black and white, pages of this house report weaken the site
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pages 38. >> the senators >> whatever the explanation weather it is unanimous were subtle work on thinking or reflective. discrimination section of three is discrimination. i think that it is time for the court to recognize the this is discrimination to lawfully prohibited same-sex couples from the benefits of having a marriage. >> reporter: justice antonin scalia and chief justice john roberts questioned whether the issue should be before the high court at all. and roberts also tried to suggest that gays and lesbians may not need the courts protection. suggesting marriage equality supporters have become quite a political force. and they are responsible for the change in public opinion on same sex marriage. pam.
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from durham >> pam: joining us now -- kron 4 legal analyst - attorney jim hammer. jim what is your take on how this played out inside the supreme court today? payment to there was a big change, they got to the meat of the issue today. what we saw today is that there could be five conservative votes to gather one of them being from kennedy. and equal protection. >> if they got five votes it would shut it down doma.. >> many people are ducking away from some of the questions but many of them are just really dealing with the quality of the issue. >> pam: correct. and
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thanks jim -- you'll be back at 5-30, and we'll get more of your take on all this. right now -- catherine heenan is standing by with details on the scene today outside the court room. >> catherine: a lot of the drama of the day was again happening 'outside' the supreme court. that's where people who care deeply about the issue have been gathering to be seen and heard. the people who are for and against the defense of marriage act have been holding court - 'outside' court. people on both sides of the issue - holding signs. and grabbing microphones. including politicians who want everyone to know where they stand. >> "to overturn the defense of marriage act, which was unconstitutional in the first place." >> reporter: but the star attraction for many today -- this woman. an 83-year-old new yorker. edith windsor is a plaintiff in the case. >> "they were certainly direct. they asked all the right questions. but i felt, though, i didn't feel any hostility okay, or any sense of inferiority, you know - what do these people want? i felt, were were very respected and i think, i think it's gonna be good.'
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>> catherine: what's good for edith is not good for others. one clergyman says if the defense of marriage act is shot down -- he's worried about colleagues bring forced to perform same sex ceremonies. >> "military chaplains, civilian chaplains who are under orders by federal authorities as well as other clergy required by law to uphold the constitution and in this case may have their authority to solemnize marriages held in doubt." >> catherine: long after court wrapped up today. people stayed outside the supreme court building.saying they wanted to be a part of legal history >> pam: the defense of marriage act marked the beginning of a decades=long debate over same sex unions. many of its original supporters now say it was a bad idea.
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the year was 1994. same sex marriages were not legal anywhere in the country. but in hawaii, the state supreme court hinted it might allow them. congress took action. the defense of marriage act defined marriage as being between one man and one woman. the federal government was barred from recognizing any other kind of union, even if legalized by an individual state or another country. that means same sex partners could not share insurance benefits for government employees or collect social security survivors' payments. same sex couples are not considered married by immigration officials. they cannot file joint tax returns. in 2009, elizabeth windsor was forced to pay 360=thousand dollars in estate taxes after her wife died. windsor and thea spyer were legally married in canada after living as a couple for 40 years. the i=r=s said under doma, she did not qualify as a
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surviving spouse. her challenge is now before the supreme court. >> i know the spirit of my late spouse thea spyer, ok, is right here watching and listening and would be very proud and happy of where we've come to. thank you all. >> pam: at 5-30. we will take you live to washington d,c. right outside the u.s. supreme court. and get a first hand account of the atmosphere there today. on this second day of historic hearings on same- sex marriage. and tune in to kron4's 24-7 bay area news channel, tonight at 7-pm. kron 4 will air the entire supreme court hearing on doma -- on a continuous loop through 4-am. that's on comcast channel 193. or you can stream it online at kron-4-dot.com. right now -- stormy weather expected here in the bay area. you are looking live from our camera atop mount tamalpais in the north bay. now a live look at downtown san francisco. cloudy skies - some light
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rain just a short time ago. jaqueline bennet is standing by in the kron4 weather center. she's tracking this stormy weather. >> jacqueline: we have seen some light showers and you can see from the san mateo bridge is dry. another live look from the golden gate bridge also low visibility. we have only seen a few showers hit or miss. we saw some in san francisco. as we take a look at stormtracker 4 radar. no returns but that could change for tomorrow. some showers over the sierra and to the south of us but stormy weather expected for tomorrow. temperatures not that bad. portions of the inland valleys. 60s in
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oakland and 50's closer to the coast. it will stay mild but it will be mostly cloudy tonight. the chance of spotty showers and those are mainly for the north bay. more widespread rainfall for this weekend. >> pam: and a quick check on the wednesday commute traffic. ahead of the stormy. you are looking live from the golden gate, bay and san mateo bridges. no major problems to report right now -- we'll keep an eye on the commute throughout tonight's newscast. coming oup coming up. the accused mass murderer in the colorado apparently looking to make a deal with prosecutors. what james holmes wants in exchange for a guilty plea. a local 49er fan ripped off tickets. service for people around
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>> catherine: lawyers for the suspect in the colorado theater shooting have offered to enter a guilty plea. it's a move to avoid the death penalty. james holmes faces murder and attempted murder charges and would serve the rest of his life in prison if the deal is accepted. it's not clear yet whether along with the offer. they're expected to talk to victims and their families before making a decision. holmes is accused of killing 12 people -- and injuring dozens more. thousands of documents have been released today in arizona. giving us new details about jared loughner - the man accused of killing 6 people -- an injuring 12 others -- including former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. an example.loughner had been stopped by police that same day for a traffic violation. he cried -- which the officer said seemed odd. some say it's evidence that he was on the verge of a break-down.
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the documents reveal that loughner had grown increasingly erratic and delusional in the mohs before thshooting. his parents had him tested for drugs - but didn't follow up on a mental evaluation. loughner's father told police - "i tried to talk to him. but you can't. he wouldn't let you." the lawmakers who want to toughen gun laws may have waited too long. it's been three months since 26 people were shot and killed at a connecticut grade school. new polls show that public support for new gun laws has fallen ten points since then. the biggest drop was among people who live in rural areas and older americans. some of those surveyed say congress has simply taken too long to act.
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>> pam: a man who police say. scammed a bay area 49ers fan out of almost 6 - thousand dollars for superbowl tickets. has been arrested. robert pham of coral springs, florida, is facing several charges including felony theft by false pretences. the victim, from hayward, said she paid 5-thousand- 900 -dollars. for what she thought was superbowl tickets. instead she ended up receiving a note in the mail that said, go ravens. this was the first official dave for the electronic of russia officials--day--some people were going even a 60 m.p.h.! you might shocked to see what people were doing when they did not see any told take years will have
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more coming up. >> jacqueline: it is cloudy and and for most of the bay area as through look for tomorrow some spotty showers but only a 30 percent chance. shower. press. just about down to the north us partly cloudy conditions with the clouds increasing. showers returning to the north bay. for 78 m it
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presses through the santa rosa coast. we could see some we were showers but it is the weekend that looks a lot better. thursday things will dry out. temperatures in the 60s. fas 67 degrees and a word. only the 50s near the coast. 50s in san francisco and a range of 60s for the noh ba a look at your extended forecast. dry on friday shower activity with light rain expected saturday. notice temperatures are taking a dive. still in the 60s. it
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will be three and cloudy. remember you can get the forecast any time it is convenient for you. headlines and traffic go to our new channel. comcast 193 for the latest news, as well as our facebook and twitter feed. www.kron4.com >> the internet was slowed down today across the world by a massive cyber attack made on one company. it's being called the largest cyber attack in history and it slowed down
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traffic of popular websites the attack was aimed at spam=haus, an anti-spam london that flags websites it considers bogus. according to experts, it's estimated to be responsible for blocking up to 80% of the global e=mail spam. spamhaus found itself at the business end of a colossal and specialized distributed denial of service or d=d=o=s attack this morning. the scale of the attack is at up to three hundred gigabits per second - many times the size of average attack. the attack, has been clogging essential internet infrastructure. which is why it's causing internet services and users across the world to experience shutdowns or slowdowns. >> project shield is coming up in my tech report [ man ] we have a go for auto sequence start. t-minus 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... ignition. [ male announcer ] launch your internet experience on at&t's newly expanded advanced digital network
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million per day. you can make a lot of money for purists with facebook, smart phone and the other types of devices there are great experiences for all ages. video games are exciting. >> one of the big things is the entirely new gaming device called project shield. this was invented by a company here in the bay area. >> you can download games from the iran for marketplace and is 5 in. market screen system with height and gaming system into our high end device. it looks just like a regular controller. >> they like this consul
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feel we work with developers to not only utilize the graphics were also fighting games are awesome. what i think is great is that it is a pc streaming. you are not just limited to android i am playing with that pc simultaneously. besides project shield there was another great to booth people waiting. this is the future of gaming coming up. state to but we will bring you more gabe slate tech report >> right now -- we are following the second day of historic u.s. supreme court hearings on same-sex marriage after the break, we have the latest live from washington, d.c. and our legal expert jim hammer is here.
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(male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> it is day two in the supreme court debate over same-sex marriage and the rights of same-sex couples. today, the court heard arguments on the legality of the defense of marriage act. tory dunnan is live in washington, d.c with more. >> reporter: the supreme court is him deeply divided. it is wait and see. this is on trial of the federal law passed in 1996 defines a marriage between a man and woman. same-sex couples are
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not eligible fo sam heterosexual rights such as social security benefits. >> wide is government what does that give us the right to define marriage? >> reporter: he wanted to stop the fighting doma. >> why does he not have the courage to executed not only the statutes but also the constitution. >> the plaintiff it edith windsor >> in the midst of my grief the federal government was treating us was treating us like strangers. i paid humongous taxes. >> reporter: this is that the showdown of proposition 8 banning proposition 8 in california of same-sex marriage. the supreme court can decide weather to make a
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ruling or not. >> we can see a sticker shock with the justices and they are worried weather or not to him to down this equality purify these lasted for about two hours. the supreme court justices are going to issue rulings at some point in the month of june. >> pam: . tory, since the department of justice is not arguing this case, who is? is there any indication on which way the court is >> reporter: they are definitely split but they think that doma could be in danger justice kennedy is considered to be the swing vote. he brought up hope it
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could infringe on stage right side. >> pam: tory, how does the general public feel about the federal government recognizing same sex marriages in states that already legally do? >> catherine: our legal analyst jim hammer is joining us. today is a very different day. although many people wanted to blame all, many would say that this is perhaps public opinion but why do they not just to its. >> there was deftly a level of discomfort. this
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institution is based on public opinion that but they are being forced to make a decision. >> catherine: we are hearing more about procedure instead of public opinion. >> some of them do not want to make that decision because they are avoiding that were some citizens in some states have different rights and other citizens have different rights. >> catherine: that is very different. some could get a social security benefits in some states but not another state? that is a big mess. >> it is a big mess! is awkward but for example, for somebody in massachusetts would be able to get social security benefits but perhaps the state of nevada, a totally different story.
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>> catherine: i think that people are interested with behind the scenes. do you think that they will meet again with with another of all? >> correct it will happen relatively quickly. whoever is in the majority could have a 5-for the most senior member will be able to assign someone else. the last big cases were justice kennedy. i think that some of the other justices see the writing on the wall and they do not like to see the writing of a wall. >> catherine: what do you think is going to happen? >> i think that four different reasons there are going to be five different justices to vote down doma.. >> pam: an tune in, to kron4's 24-7 bay area news channel, tonight at 7-pm.
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kron4 will air the entire supreme court doma hearing -- on a continuous loop through 4-am. that's on comcast channel 193, our you can stream it online at kron-4-dot.com. >> jacqueline: we have been dealing with cloudy conditions. as we take a live look outside these low clouds hovering visibility is reduced but and the rain that we see has been light. still in the 60s and a number of places. 66 in sunnyvale but definitely cooler along the coast. mostly cloudy skies. cooler along the coast. mostly cloudy skies. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home.
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>> pam: now for today's market update. stocks closed slightly lower today. here's a look at the closing numbers. the dow fell 33 points to
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close at 14-thousand-526. the nasdaq rose four points. the s-and-p 500 fell just under a point to one- thousand-562. it's a little more than two points away from its all-time high in october 2007. >> jacqueline: it has been cloudy. as we take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. we have seen some light rain but not much. tomorrow, the same story and mild temperatures in the chance of spotty showers. the rain will return with light shores expected saturday towards sunday. the satellite and radar showing some clouds and dry conditions. we are seeing some of dry conditions but a wider view of satellite and radar is not that impressive. some rain as i mentioned for the weekend
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the futurecast for this evening with increasing clouds over the weekend. clouds increasing over the north bay by 3:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. santa rosa by 11:00 a.m. and even the early afternoon. we could catch a spotty showers south of the golden gate but thought that widespread or heavy. there rain is expected to taper off. not that chilly. 60s. 66 in napa. 50s closer to the coast. just snowfall above 8,000 ft.. mainly rainfall as for go for the 3:00 p.m. hour we will also see rain. no snow had to try reconditions but snow only at the highest elevations. flurries of of a thousand
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-this is in san jose 1800 of the officer involved shooting 1800 block of almaden road we have a news crew on the way and this is our helicopter part issue with abc 7. we will have more details for you. and also coming up
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(male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. a in a this is in san jose they are investigating a shooting with a officer involved shooting 1800 block
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of almaden road we have a news crew on the way. >> it felt like a shot. >> pam: new at six. the first pictures of the little girl struck by an arrow outside berkeley's lawrence hall of science. the eight year old was playing on a replica of a whale when the arrow pierced her leg. new tonight at 6. that 8- year old girl is back at home. right now -- the suspect is still on the loose. police are not sure if it was an accidental shot. or whether someone was aiming at her. kron 4's j.r. stone is following the story from the north bay where the little girl lives. >> reporter: one of the first stops that nadine made after leaving the children?s hospital in oakland was here?to her school to see her classmates.
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nadine showed me some of the cards they made for her. everyone in the third grade made her a card. she also showed me where she was shot. she has bandages that cover the area where the arrow entered her leg and where it exited. although shy at first she had lots to say. >> if felt like it was a shocke. it did not hurt but it started to heard a little more when i got in a hospital. >> reporter: how was the hospital? >> i became friends with most of the doctors and nurses. and i am still able to wall. >> reporter: the good news is that nadine is okay. the bad news is that it doesn?t appear police are any closer to catching the suspect in this case. reporting in san rafael, j.r. stone kron 4 news. >> pam: it's day two of the
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supreme court debate over same-sex marriage and the rights of same-sex couples. today, the high court heard arguments on the legality of the defense of marriage act. doma, as it's known - is the federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman that means same sex partners could not share insurance benefits for government employees or collect social security survivors' payments. kron4's dan kerman has more from today's supreme court doma hearing. dan?
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the defense of marriage act defines marriage as a union between a man and a women and that's why more than 11 hundred federal laws tied to marital status do not apply to legally married same sex couples. the court released audio recording of this morning's oral arguments. defenders of doma said the federal government is within its power to use a uniform definition of marriage regardless the consequences. >> we want to treat the same sex couples a statewide. >> we are saying that new york's state same-sex couples are different than a different state. >> the only with the return is because the with the state law treats them. >> the liberal wing of the court along with justice anthony kennedy took issue with that because it's the state that's supposed to have the power to say who is married. not the federal government. lawyers opposing doma also argued that claims the law was enacted for the purpose of uniformity or caution are simply not true justice antonin scalia and chief justice john roberts questioned whether the issue
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should be before the high court at all. also let me a quote from the house report from 1996 in the state of hawaii to express moral disapproval of homosexual and the is that what happened in 1996? >> yes. we have never tried to invoke the statute but they have said other things that congress was trying to promote heterosexual marriages. this is been a highly divisional issue for the states of governments and state level. and roberts also tried to suggest that gays and lesbians may not need the courts protection. suggesting marriage equality supporters have become quite a political force. and they are responsible for the change in public opinion on same sex marriage. pam.
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you can listen to the entire supreme court doma hearing on kron4's 24-7 bay area news channel. starting at 7 this evening. it will play on a continuous loop through 4 a-m. that's on comcast channel 193. you can stream it online at kron-4.com. caltrans says they got a bad batch of seismic safety bolts from one of their manufacturers and now they have to come up with a solution because they've already been embedded in concrete. an inspection found at least 30 bolts broke on the new eastern span of the bay bridge after being tightened. some of them can't be removed because of where they are located. caltrans says whatever the solution the bridge will not open unless it is determined to be safe.
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the project manager told reporters that they don't expect this to cause the 6- point-4 billion dollar project to go over budget because problems like this are factored in. >> on a big project like this these are the types of issues that could impact the project and >> pam: caltrans says there is no timeline yet on when the problem will be fixed. but they don't anticipate that it will delay the scheduled opening of the new span on labor day weekend.but they aren't making any guarantees. continuing our coverage. kron4's charles clifford show us the problem area on the new eastern span of the bay bridge.
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this is an artist rendering of what the new eastern span of the bay bridge will look like when it's finished. the broken bolts or rods that we're talking about are located here... inside this foundation support which is also called pier e-2 between the top of this support and the deck of the bridge there are several bearings and what are called shear keys... these are pieces designed to stabilize the bridge in the event of an earthquake. here's a look at it from another angle... these are the bearings and shear keys.. up here is the deck of the bridge.. this is the support column and these yellow lines here are the bolts. each one is between 9 and 24 feet long and they run vertically inside the column. now, recently crews started tightening the nuts at the top of the bolts... here and what happened is that after they had added tension.. the bolts started to break.. and they know they're broken because the bolt popped up.. leaving this gap.. it should look like these other bolts.. flush with the concrete. finally, the rods that have brokedn can not be replaced or removed.. they're buried within the structure...so caltrans will have to come up with another way to attach the shear keys to the support column. possibly by installing some sort of collar around the base of
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the shear key. in the newsroom, charles >> pam: bart officials say there is a major delay in the s-f-o, millbrae and east bay directions after they found a person under one of the trains. this is video of the scene from our helicopter partnership with abc7 news. police will ramp up patrols following the shooting death of a man outside the richmond bart station earlier this month. kron4's alecia reid reports on the extra police presence during peak commute hours.
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this crime is becoming a triple threat. if they spoke with commuters about keeping an open line of communication going >> jacqueline: a new but long-vacant police sub- station may soon be the face of improved public safety in san jose. pam, it has been isolated and light and looking dry but cloudy skies. still dry. over to the golden gate visibility is sharply reduced. the pavement is still dry with light
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showers in san francisco. isolated shower activity hal temperatures have not cooled off that much for we are still in the 60s and a number of places. 60s in sunnyvale. 50s closer to the coast. as for go for the overnight hours. those will mainly be through the north bay. widespread rainfall details on that, coming up. >> let us go back to our breaking news. they are investigating a san jose police officer at the 1800 block of almaden road we
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have a news crew on the way and we will bring you the latest details as soon as they come a veil of all. coming up. the major transition just after midnight when the final toll taker left and the bridge turned into all electronic tolling. plus: a massive landslide in washington state threatening dozens of homes. cancer survival rates on the rise. but survival rates are not the same across different types of cancer. details next! well, well, well.
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>> pam: today marked the first-ever morning commute with all-electronic tolls at the golden gate bridge. c-h-p and officials say there was a problem motorists who were driving through the toll plaza faster than the 25 mph speed limit. they say some people sped miles per hour. the golden gate bridge switched to all-electronic
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tolling just after midnight today. and still ahead at 6-40. some drivers pulling a dangerous stunt as they stop and get out of their cars in the middle of the golden gate bridge toll plaza when they don't find any toll workers there. kron4's stanley roberts has video you have to see to believe in his new of edition of people behaving badly. that is later. >> catherine: a developing story out of washington state. a huge landslide has destroyed at least one home on an island north of seattle. a total of 34 have been damaged, isolated.or are still threatened. it's happening on whidbey island.on puget sound. you can see how huge this slide is. it was first reported early this morning. a road has been swallowed up - so dozens of homes were cut off. many homes have been evacuated.and nearly 20 are
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still in danger of being wiped out. this slide continues to move. so far, no injuries have been reported. some people have to be evaluated by boat >> jacqueline: this live look outside where we are seeing cloudy skies. this remains dry. just light rain today. tomorrow, the same as what we saw today with the chance of light showers. temperatures in the 60s. more rain on tap. saturday, sunday the widespread showers expected for the bay area at impacting easter sunday. first, let me show you the clouds over the bay area but no rainfall. showers through the sierra.
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and to the north of us but not much for the bay area. it will continue to see the chance of some light rain for tomorrow. mainly focused in the north bay. the futurecast showing clearer conditions. the rain approaches the north bay. 11 it is over santa rosa in and continues for the early afternoon. we could see showers but anything that will be light or isolated. for the evening, drier conditions. temperatures in the 60s. not a lot of cooling expected 60s through sunnyvale. for the sierras mainly rainfall. above 8,000
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ft.. the computer model picking up those rain returns. the same for 9:00 p.m. and credit conditions expected on thursday. here is what we can expect friday just a 20 percent chance but the snowfall expected on saturday for the sierras above 7,000 ft.. rainfall on saturday and easter sunday lingering rainfall and remember you can watch the weather forecast whenever it is convenient for you on our 24/7 bay area news channel. you can also get headlines and live traffic. it's on comcast 193 and you can also watch it live on kron4.com. >> a cancer diagnosis is no longer a death sentence. thanks to modern medicine, more and more people are
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surviving cancer, there are nearly 14 million cancer survivors in the u.s. and the number is expected to climb to 18 million by 2022. that's the good news. the bad news - some cancers are not as curable as others. with breast and prostate cancer - many people are cured and living with the disease. but.pancreatic and liver cancer is still a challenge. the latest findings will be released this weekend at the american association for cancer research. >> coming up to do see this? the bus driver is been called a hero [ man ] we have a go for auto sequence start.
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take a look at this! a chinese bus driver is being called a hero. the driver was behind the wheel of a bus carrying 26 passengers when a lamp post smashes through the windshield. let's take a closer look. you can see in this surveillance video the pole smashing through the windshield knocking the driver over. but he managed to steer the bus to the side of the road and slow it down. here's another angle showing the passengers on the bus. you can see the pole hit the driver and go through the middle aisle of the bus. narrowly missing a passenger. the driver was treated for a
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back home and where the injury occured. the suspect is not been caught. >> in the nation's capital they are discussing same-sex marriage as relates to the defensive marriage act. the union between a man and woman. and legally married to same-sex couples do not have access to benefits. the four liberal injustices and the swing vote, anthony kennedy gave an indication that they would likely overturn doma it is expected in the month of june. and also on proposition 8. dan kerman, kron 4 news. >> reporter: at the bay bridge 30 bolts that are
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already embedded in concrete have broken. the steel bolts have been faulty. 288 rv in fifth however, these are trying to solve this solution with a work around. the bridge should still be safe is still expected to open for labor day weekend >> continuing our coverage of the broken paltz. they are see your the broken bolts -- between the columns in the bridge span there are stabilizing choice. him in used to protection and these are used to connect the joints to the column. in the newsroom, charles clifford, kron 4 news. >> in richmond parked and richmond have stepped up
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patrols after a man was shot two weeks ago. they have additional officers making the rounds is there has been a string of violent incidences. they say that this increased presence is trying to make the area safe. >> investigators in hayward are searching for suspects that brought to this toys r us the broad daylight they want you to take a look at this surveillance. these two suspects were all to this electronics aisle and asked the employee to open up the ipod once the employee did, they grabbed several and showed a pistol and walked out. if you know anything about this, please call the.
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police department. >> jacqueline: >> reporter: in redwood city the san mateo police the fourth is issuing a countywide alert. residential burglary with special tactics what are those? and how one resident recently caught isuspect. that is all coming up on kron 4 news at 8:00 p.m. in redwood city, terisa estacio, kron 4. >> this improved budget situation could mean improved budget safety. with this multimillion dollar substation. it would free opejune soon. and with a renewed focus on public safety and no new layoffs. reopening this police substation could help
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response times in san jose rob fladeboe, kron 4. >> pam: new technology is being unveiled at the new york auto show. honda introduced a minivan fully loaded. and equipped with a vacuum cleaner. it's called the 'honda vac' and it can reach anywhere in your car and works even when the engine isn't running. honda says it's the first of its kind. the automaker has been an innovator in this area. introducing the first van with fold-down rear seats. however -- minivans are falling out of popularity. about 540-thousand minivans were sold last year. compared to more than 1- million in 2002. >> jacqueline: the big weather story is that the weather persists with cloudy skies and to dry pavement. this is not very impressive.
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(male announcer): here's stanley roberts who found some people behaving badly. >> no backing up, do not back up contuine forward you will get a bill in the mail it's all electronic. welcome to the iconic golden gate bridge which is now 100 percent electronic in other words they don't accept cash.
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now if you want to see what happens wen you switch thing around grab a seat because you ain't seen nothing yet. now the driver is bmw apparently missed the dozens of signs saying do not stop . he stopped and tried to pay cash. when that was not an option well he began to back up. >> no go forward. yes there was a lot of backing up but that's not new to the golden gate bridge it happens often in the fastrack lanes. but what's not so common, what this woman is about to do first she ignores the do not stop sign and stops. then she unsnappes her seatbelt and exits the vehicle and looks for a place to pay bad idea.
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this driver is also stopped at the toll booth and if look right here he has cash in hand but he also leaves the car looking for a place to pay. he even tells the drivers behind him that there is no one there to take the his cash. a bridge worker finally convinces he to return to his car a contuine on which is what you should do. now that the bridge is all electronic, you don't need traditional money you fastrak transponder or you license plate will do. even if you drive a rental car, there are ways to pay in advance or opt in for the rental company to bill you. stopping in a toll booth is dangerours and could get you seriously injured this driver stopped between the toll booths. the one benefit i see from using a fastrack is it's a dollar cheaper they just using your plate. one other thing, stopping on the shoulder could get you a ticket so i would avoid that like the plague.
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i will be checking back form time to time to see if people are starting to get the hang of this but is history proves correct it's going to be a while >> do not stop. at the all electronic golden gate bridge, stanley roberts-kron 4 news
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welcome back everyone the miami heat are closing in on one of the all time great streaks in team sports 27 straight wins coming into tonight - just six shy of the lakers all time record of 33 set back in '71-'72. can they keep it going in chicago? last night the fate of the sacramento kings came down to a vote by the city council sacramento vote sotvo the city voted 7-2 in favor of helping to finance a new
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>> lots into exclamation points (cheers & applause) let's do it! 18,500 seat downtown stadium - without raising taxes sacramento plans to help out with roughly $250 million of the $450 million it will cost to build the stadium of course that doesn't mean the kings are staying. the maloofs already have a deal in place to sell the team to a group from seattle so now it comes down to roughly 10-12 nba owners who next week will hear pitches from the seattle and sacramento groupsand then decide which one to go with.stay tuned the warriors host the kings tonight - tipoff at 7:30 now yesterday during practice the warriors got a surprise visit - from none other than 11-time nba champion bill russell >> speechless. unbelievable.
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to see anybody with that money reins is unbelievable. to have him and make comments about our team that are positive it was great motivation. >> metta world peace out some bad news for the lakers - metta world peace suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee during the first half of monday's loss to the warriorsthe tear will require surgery and world peace is expected to miss six weeks.which would keep him out at least until the second round of the playoffs - that is if the lakers even make the playoffs they are currently in 8th placejust one game ahead of utah for that final spot. peace averaging 12 points and 5 rebounds for l-a.
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the cal and stanford women are still dancing in the ncaa tournament.both headed to spokane for the sweet 16 stanford hit the practice floor today. >> he went to michigan [laughter] it is good but we were taught this last game. >> the raiders, if you remember this scuffle against seattle 15 still
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