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the triple choice sale ends sunday at sleep train. (male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> now at eight. >> it doesn't take much to throw a monkey wrench into the friday night commute. in this case just a little piece of pipe. >> it was an item that was very suspicious in nature. the c-h-p taking no chances. shutting down the bay bridge for one hour and that, in the middle of a weekend getaway already snarled by two baseball games and three big name concerts .
>> pam: the traffic trouble is not over tonight. those concerts and the games are just getting underway. it all started with what happened near the bay bridge. details on that in a moment. but first, kron-4's jacqueline bennett has more on how traffic looks right now. jacqueline? >> jacqueline: really difficult, and especially, if you are trying to get to that concert. you can see the bay bridge toll plaza is backed up it is bumper-to- bumper! and also, the james lick traffic and both directions is headed out towards the east bay. we do have an accident on interstate-80 that the slowing down traffic. and also, south-bound is because of the jay z concert. the 280/101 with 88 minutes! and
slower traffic as you go towards candlestick. another concert:right now at the shoreline amphitheater. it is starting to ease up a little bit but it is slow and go in both directions. >> pam: the slow traffic we've been seeing. actually got started earlier than expected today, when the highway patrol shut down the bay bridge because of a suspcious device on treasure island. kron 4's dan kerman has more on what they found. >> reporter: it was shortly before 1:00 p.m. when authorities received word of a suspicious device of interstate-80. the bomb squad and made contact with the device. this immediately closed and was brought and. >> we can see that they're rolling traffic breaks to make sure that they did not come close to the on ramp. and all fal-- and officers of
course came to this area to investigate. >> reporter: this grinding halt came to a parking lot and the bay bridge got even worse in both directions for at least 30 minutes. authorities wanted to be on the side of caution until the bomb squad could determine if this device was dangerous. >> it was not-formful but obviously, suspicious. we wanted to take all the precautions. >> reporter: by 3:30 it was still, not up to full speed but still, back open. dan kerman, kron 4 news. >> pam: continuing our team coverage. commuters on the bay bridge
were not happy with all the traffic. there. and j-r -- how were drivers handling the back up? just six hours ago, they are still waiting. >> reporter: you can see even the car pool lanes are backed up. that is something that we did not say when this got started earlier in the afternoon. what we did not--see. with nothing just some short of a mess on a friday afternoon with bomb squads and also, this was how the suspicious package led to a standstill. these backups were not pretty. it took me, 25 minutes from the toll plaza to the financial district. and if you're going to be just and timber lake justin--j z concert it
was also difficult in the fast track lanes or even slowing longer and more waiting. as of of right now, just to recap you can see it as i mentioned, these car pool lanes are backed up. and the fast track lanes are also slow. if your headed into the city it is going to take you sometime. reporting live in oakland, j.r. stone, kron 4 news. >> pam: on the san francisco side of the bay bridge. commuters weren't happy, either. as our john fenoglio found out. >> reporter: continuing our coverage, on second street and bryant street. a bit better but earlier, a round drive time people were
trying to get home from work and other areas from the bay. showing this have the on ramp. this closure only happen for about 30 minutes but given these factors it was a nightmare! we spoke with those commuters and this is what they said. >> the traffic is terrible! can you believe it!? get off the bridge. >> it is ridiculous. >> it is a prelude to another part strike. another-bart strike. >> back out here live, this is a prelude. kron 4 news. >> pam: and the suspicious device near the bay bridge wasn't the only thing holding up traffic. how about adding several concerts? one, with two of the biggest acts in the entertainment business -- jay z and justin timberlake - at candlestick park? kron-4's charles clifford is
live near the stadium. charles? >> reporter: right now, near highway 1 0 1. take a look it is the northbound going towards san francisco many people are going towards the concert but many people are behind because traffic is very slow going. this section of 1 0 1 has been slow all day. it started. the bay bridge and also, from candlestick it nearly impacted most of the erie all afternoon. the c h p says that they will have extra patrols on 1 0 1 this evening and also the san francisco police will have additional officers at candlestick. and also at at&t park. another final note the fog has been rolling in and also, that is
indicative of a possible cooler night you might want to bring a jacket. charles clifford, kron 4 news. how >> jacqueline: that fog is going to be extensive. a tad bit cooler for most locations but we are still warm for the in the valleys. 80s and 90s. 70's and the same for the north bay. where we were in the 60s this live look from the golden gate bridge. you cannot even see the bridge towers it is so effective. going towards oakland it is going to be widespread. it will be drizzling knew the coast. and also, for saturday it is going to be slower to clear with cooler. 86 degrees i concord. 66 degrees along the coast. the
additional cooling trend will continue for the weekend will take a look a your extended forecast, coming up. >> pam: ahead at eight. a plea deal for the infamous cleveland kidnap suspect - ariel castro. >> a san pablo mother facing vehicular manslaughter charges following a traffic accident that killed her 5-year-old daughter. what led to the charges. >> a major honor for an antioch soldier. military's highest honor. during a daylong firefight in afghanistan.
afghanistan on october 3, 2009. you may remember, earlier this year, former army staff sergeant clinton romeshay received the medal of honor for his actions that same night. jake tapper explains how these two men earned the military's highest honor in the same battle. >> reporter: it was a devastating taliban attack.captured in this insurgent made video. launched on an eastern afghanistan outpost positioned so poorly it was nearly indefensible. combat outpost keating.tucked in a valley surrounded by towering mountains. up to 400 insurgents used the high ground to stage an overwhelming assault on just 53 us troops. >> every kind of weapon they could get their hands on they were throwing at us and we hadn't see that before. >> reporter: eight men died, but there were heart stopping heroics to defend the base. one.staff sgt. clint romesha.has already given
the nation's highest honor for his bravery in the face of overwhelming odds. >>cop keating, the investigation found, was "tactically indefensible." but that's what these soldiers were asked to do -- defend the indefensible. now there will be a second white house ceremony. this time to sergeant ty carter.a member of b troop, third platoon - nicknamed the bastards. >>that morning he'd been risking his life running ammo to troops.when a sniper pinned down him and four others in this humvee. as the picture shows.the roof mounted weapon was
destroyed by an rpg.the men were sitting ducks. >>they were totally ineffective in that position. they had no more ammo left, they were getting hit from every which way. sergeant josh hardt led two other soldiers to try and provide cover for their comrades with their own humvee.it was a suicide mission. >>hart came across the net and said you know i have an rpg pointed right at me and that was the last we heard from hart. >> reporter: bad went to worse.rounds were penetrating the humvee.the enemy was now inside the base. the five men trapped decided they need to get out of there three tried to make a run for it.carter and sgt. brad larson provided cover.
enemy fire killed sgt. justin gallegos, specialist stephan mace was bady wounded lying trapped in open ground. carter sprung into action. rescuing mace bringing him back to the humvee. but they needed to get him help.carter once again braved the bullets and ran and retrieved gallegos's radio. >>"is anyone still alive?" the men radioed. >>a response - "what's going on?" the tide was turning. >>over the radio, they heard comrades who were pinned down in a humvee. so clint and his team unloaded everything they had into the enemy positions. and with that cover, three wounded americans made their escape mace would not survive. but carter's bravery among the brave now deserving the medal of honor two medals of honor for the same battle is very rare. the award for ty carter marks the first time in almost half a century that one battle resulted in two living service members being awarded the highest honor a troop can receive. two service members who were killed in the black hawk down attack in somalia were posthumously awarded the
medal of honor for that battle, which was on october 3 1993 -- 16 years to the day before the attack on combat outpost keating. >> jacqueline: we can see the fog clearing. cooler temperatures and even along the coast. 62 degrees 68 in the san mateo and the east bayshore. 65 and alameda. and a few low 70's in union city. the east bay in the valleys are still going to be warm. 90's in brentwood and livermore. still cooler than today. 70's for the most part. 70's and the sunnyvale. and 85 degrees for the gilroy garlic festival. temperatures of be comfortable. as we look
towards the north bay 70's and rohnert park. and look it your extended forecast. cooler on a sunday and monday but that is good news if you are away from the coast. temperatures are going to be more comfortable. along the coast. and you can watch the weather forecast whenever it is convenient for you on our it's on comcast 193 and on kron4.com. >> pam: a major problem with the bay bridge toll plaza continues. the traffic on 80 trying to get to the lower back and look at how things are moving on the southbound will keep an eye on at. >> we everything with the oakland athletics, the
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a richmond mother is in court today - accused of manslaughter of her five- year-old daughter. no bail for the san pablo mother. who faces charges following a traffic accident that claimed the life of her 5-year-old daughter. as kron four's rob fladeboe reports now, the charges resulted from her failure to buckle her childrens' seat belts. >> reporter: no cameras were allowed in the court room when she entered " no guil not
guilty --. >> she has been charged with child endangerment. >> reporter: this is aerial footage courtesy of our helicopter partnership with abc 7 news. showing you the aftermath of the may 20th accident on a hilltop drive. the five year-old was killed when the s u v that swerved rolled over. three other children, and eight teenagers were injured and they say they were not wearing seat belts. several family members were in court to show their support but not any offered their support. they offered to comment that she is a hard- working single mother with no priors in richmond, kron 4 news. >> >> this live look with a
yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch? [ kids cheering ] you're missing a good game over here. those kids wouldn't have lasted one day in our shoes. [ male announcer ] add a wireless receiver. call to get u-verse tv for just $19 a month with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >> pam: the cleveland man
accused of kidnapping and torturing three women for a decade takes a plea deal. but the victims are just a few of the women that went missing in the cleveland area. we'll examine why it's all the ohio man accused of kidnapping and imprisoning three women for years in his cleveland home.has accepted a plea deal. that means ariel castro will not face the death penalty. he told a judge today that he agrees to the deal - and understands what it means. castro will die in prison. with a sentence that technically calls for a thousand year term - because of the long list of charges. prosecutors agreed to the deal - since it means castro's three victims will not have to testify at any trial. castro's three victims are said to be relieved that there will be no trial. and they were not the only women who were missing for so long in cleveland. far from it. hundreds of women have disappeared without a trace there over the years. gary tuchman reports that residents are demanding action - and even trying to find the victims themselves.
>> it is time to take a stand! >> reporter: the angry people gathered. this has gotten bad that the residents are calling for the president of the united states to bring in the national guard to find these women! and posters can be seen all over these impoverished neighborhoods. the cleveland police website listing 54 women missing. that compares of just three women on the cincinnati. and baltimore, a larger city, there are only six missing women. they acknowledge that these lists are not complete but many community leaders say that these numbers could be much higher. >> vanishing without a trace one of three sisters.
>> i just want her back. i'd just want to see her. >> reporter: a cleveland resident has been missing since 20 07. >> i want you to come home and i want you to know that i love you, miss you and i will never give up. >> reporter: in many of these cases, they have not done enough. -- they say that the police have not done enough. >> reporter: >> she went missing on the july, 20 07. >> that was over six years ago. >> do think that everything is being done to find hurt? >> no. >> reporter: they acknowledge that this is a serious problem. the mayor also acknowledges this as well. >> there are far too many that are missing. >> reporter: this live look
at traffic it has been quite a day. the bay bridge toll plaza where things are beginning to ease up. and the james a lack showing a better picture but traffic is also beginning to increase just a bit. for many that have been in traffic for many hours. >> jacqueline: let me show you the bay bridge toll plaza. that pending low cloud coverage over oakland a nice cooler night with more on that, coming up. look at 'em.
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traffic to a halt today on the bay bridge eastbound 80. the device was spotted just after 12 p-m by the treasure island offramp. traffic from both sides of of the bridge was stopped for about half and hour before police allowed drivers to make their way across groups at a time. that's when the bomb squad gave the all clear and reopened the bridge. but that backup caused some major headaches as commuters were left to deal with the traffic! these are some images of the back up on the bridge and near the on ramps. that traffic not expected to let up soon as several events tonight are making the bay area a commuting nightmare. there are two home baseball games plus three concerts all which just got underway within the last hour. stay with kron 4 news as we
continue our coverage on a second possible bart strike. it has now been 16 days,,, >> we are extremely concerned about these allegations. we are expected a further investigation and the fact that although we have been invoices show that the bill = $16,000, however, partly paid $5,000. bart does not see this as a conflict of interest. and as of now, he is still the lead
negotiator and plans are that they will resume again on tuesday at 9:00 a.m. stay with kron 4 as we continue the possible second to bart strike. the weekend deuce will have the very latest on any negotiations and as well www.kron4.com comcast. it has been 16 days since 21- month-old daphne webb. was taken from her father's car outside an east oakland supermarket. and -- just yesterday -- her grandfather spoke exclusively to kron-4 questioning the circumstances surrounding her disappearance. those questions focused squarley on what her grandfather says are inconsistancies in daphne's father's account of what happened. oakland police investigators say they are curious about that as well >> the father has been
intensely interviewed. and also he is a person of interest that also in cases like this we have to keep all options open. and those are the areas we're going to look at and concentrate and tried to get answers at also kidnapping as a possibility >> pam: anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the oakland police department there is also a website. you log onto the internet and leave tips. the web address is - find baby daphne.com >> here now is a look at just some of the recent tragedies which have oakland residents on edge. on july 10th. toddler daphne webb went missing - authorities are still searching for her. then on the 17th. 8-year- old alay-sia carradine was shot and killed during a sleepover. there is a 35- thousand dollar reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in
that case. and just two days ago, 66- year-old judy salamon was also shot to death while in her car. friends say, she fostered sick animals back to health. and helped them get adopted. >> san diego's mayor bob filner admitted today that he has a problem with women. and he's taking two weeks off to fix it. as grant lodes shows is, the mayor accused of groping, fondling and kissing at least seven women. >> let me be perfectly clear. what i did was wrong. >> reporter: the 70 year old mayor offered his apologies but not his resignation. beginning on august 5th i will be entering a behavior counseling clinic to undergo two weeks of intensive therapy to begin the process of addressing my
behavior. filner said he would be back on the job august 16th, a time frame that one therapist calls laughable. >> two weeks of 'behavioral therapy' is not enough. this is not a quick fix. a total of seven women have come forward in the past two weeks. they include a retired navy admiral, a university dean and his own communications director. >>"he had asked me to work without my underwear on." >>pat me on my posterior >>just slobbered down my chin and i was so violated >>he ran his finger up my cheek like this and he whispered to "do you have a man in your life?" attorney gloria allred has filed a lawsuit on behalf of one of filner's alleged victims. >> this is not a just a lot of apologizing this is about the harm that he is done. >> grant lodes, kron 4 news. >> jacqueline: this live look with the sunset but we can also see down low they
are extended well offshore and well off to oakland. temperatures are going down. 65 degrees in napa. and we hit a high of 91 degrees. in antioch, 93 degrees we're going to continue to see cooler conditions. more on that, coming up. >> coming up there appears to be no respect for railroad crossings. in the next edition of people behaving badly.
the final minutes of trading. after being down sharply earlier in the day. here are the final numbers: the dow ended up three points. the nasdaq was up nearly 8 points. and the s-and-p- 500 was up just over a point. 15,558.83 +3.22 +0.02% nasdaq 3,613.17 +7.98 +0.22% s&p 500 1,691.65 +1.40 +0.08% >> pam: a historic church has plans to build san francisco's first space for deceased pets. the st. francisco shrine in north beach wants to create an 850-square-foot columbarium. it would house the ashes of and police officers' horses. church officials say it will be available to all residents regardless of their faith. and they're currently soliciting donations. st francis is the patron saint both of animals, and >> pam: a plague-infected squirrel has shut down three campgrounds in southern california. the squirrel tested positive for the bubonic plague.which is spread through flea bites and is fatal if not treated. the camps that have been closed are in the angeles national forest.about 50 miles north-east of los angeles. all three campgrounds will be closed for at least a week while officials find squirrel burrows -- and dust them to control fleas.
>> coming up in sports, the latest with the trade and a forty-niners player talking about getting back onto the field after a kneecap injury. gary radnich coming up with sports. look at 'em. living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver. you see in my day, when my mom was repainting the house, you couldn't just set up a tv in the basement. i mean, come on! nope. we could only watch tv in the rooms that had a tv outlet. yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch?
[ kids cheering ] you're missing a good game over here. those kids wouldn't have lasted one day in our shoes. [ male announcer ] add a wireless receiver. call to get u-verse tv for just $19 a month with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. (male announcer): now, here's stanley roberts who found people behaving badly. >> if you ever have time i suggest you hang out at cutting blvd rail crossing in richmond where you might just see people snapping photos of their kids/
albeit taking the photo on active railroad tracks, and when i mean active i mean trains going by at speeds in excess of 70 m.p.h. >> so why it's not uncommon to see drivers stopped on these very same tracks. but what's even more disturbing is this ac transit bus which is required by law to stop look and listen before crossings. the california stop for transit buses carry dozens of passengers as far as i can tell is not written in any drivers manual. i have covered this before at the very same crossing where itw as all ac transit buses but this time its.
also golden gate transit buses at least this one failed stop look and listen at this crossing. now to be fair ther was some driver that can to a brief stop but for the most part many just kinda roll on through. even this shuttle which is by defination is a bus they are also required to stop. this is what could happened if a train impacts a train, this happened back in 2010 when the bus stalled on the track. good thing the bus was empty. bus drivers know they are required and certain rail crossings but many use the excuse they have a tight schedule to keep. i know for a fact that if an ac transit bus driver gets caught ignoring state law regarding rail crossing it couls be a job changing experience but to me that better than the life changing experience of what could happen if a bus full of passengers get struck. in richmond stanley roberts kron 4 news if you have a comment or story idea for stanley, e-mail us at email@example.com
>> jacqueline: '60s and '70s for next week. where we are mainly seeing clear skies but it is pressing back towards oakland. let me point out that thunderstorm activity. tomorrow, th-same threat exists. as for the fog it is going to be widespread. more so than what i think the computer model is showing. and i think that it is still going to be fairly widespread. and by noon, back along the coast toward it will stay. i think that is a bit 8 overzealous. temperatures are going to be 50s and 60s. notice temperatures in the '70s and '80s but not the 90's as much. in the '70s and '80s for the
most part. taking a look at the south-bay. 73 in mountain view. low 80s and concord. and of course 60s for the east bay shore. temperatures in the 60s for san francisco. and mostly 70's for the north-bay. they look a your extended forecast with even cooler temperatures. well below average for this time of year. and that will be easy if you are away from the coast with much more comfortable, and if you are at the gilroy garlic festival? the low 80s by sunday. things will rebound with warmer weather for the workweek. and you can watch the weather forecast whenever it is convenient for you on our 24/7 bay area news channel. it's on comcast 193 and on kron4.com.
>> the giants acquired right handed pitcher guillermo moscoso from the cubs in exchange for cash or a player to be named later. moscoso started 21 games for the a's in 2011 in one start he took a no hitter into the 8th inning. moscoso has spent the entire 2013 season with the cubs triple a team, where he went 7-5 with a 3.93 era in 17 starts. he's expected to join the giants in san francisco tomorrow right now, there's no score in the cubs game. and also, josh hamilton, the big story he has let three teammates to the coliseum and it is funny how all of these teams the state in san francisco. andthe yankees
acquired cubs outfielder alfonso soriano in exchange for a minor leaguer. soriano spent his first 5 seasons in the majors with the yankees, before he was traded in the alex rodriguez deal in 2003. the 37 year old is in the final year of a 7 year contract he is hitting.254 with 17 home runs and 51 rbis the yankees are currently 6 2 games back of the red sox >> the 49ers announced they have activated wide receiver kyle williams from the physically unable to perform list. williams will return to the practice field for the 1st time since suffering a torn acl in a game against the saints last november.
with michael crabtree out with a torn achilles, williams is expected to compete for the starting wide receiver spot. >> it has been great to feel like i am are ready to go. and it is a definite order, going to not be able to replace a great player like that. but he was an elite receiver but we're going to pick apart and that is all but we do. >> gary: the general manager of the chicago baseball white sox. and the 49ers activated defensive tackle lamar divens from the physically unable to perform list remember him? divens has been recovering from injuries suffered during an altercation in june, where teammate ahmad brooks allegedly struck him with a bottle 3 times in the head. divens originally threatened to press charges unless brooks paid him $1 million dollars brooks
declined to pay however divens ultimately decided against pressing charges >> tyson gay. a three-time world champion. reportedly failed multiple drug testd this year. including one taken at the u-s championships in june. where he won the 100 and 200 meter sprints usain bolt won the 100 meters in 9.85 seconds at the anniversary games at olympic stadium in london, the site of last year's summer olympics. after a slow start, bolt finished with the best 100 meter time of the year. american michael rogers finished 2nd in the race. bolt's time was.22 seconds slower than last years olympics, where he finished in 9.63 secondsthe 2nd fastest time ever.
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