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republic. at least 10 people have been killed in the storm with millions more in its path. (darya) good morning i'm darya folsom. (mark) and i'm mark danon. we will get to our breaking news stories in a moment. but first we want to check your commute and forecast. (james)the cooldown continues this morning as temperatures slip into the upper 50s and low 60s. skies are relatively clear inland, but clouds and fog are present over the bay
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and coast. this afternoon expect partly no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf.
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( mark ) breaking news we are following this morning... an 8-point-1 magnitude earthquake hits mexico and the death toll is rising this morning.( darya ) tiffany mcelroy is here with the latest. tiffany. ( tiffany ) the latest into the newsroom is that at least 29 people are confirmed dead after the earthquake hit just after midnight this morning near the mexico- guatemala border. here is a map showing exactly where the quake hit. it was originally reported as an 8-point-0 but it has been upgraded to an 8-point-1. you can see it was centered just off the coast but it was felt in mexico city... which is about 600 miles away from the epicenter. mexican oficials say 23-thousand people likely felt the violent shaking. this is video of the rescue efforts this morning. you can see crews digging through the rubble. two of the people killed... died when their house collapsed on top of them. authorities say four people may still be trapped inside a collapsed hotel in oaxaca.the death toll is expected to rise as crews continue to sift
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through the rubble.as a result of the quake, a tsunami was confirmed with one wave coming in at three feet, but the national weather service says waves taller than ten feet could hit the coast of mexico mexico's president, enrique pena nieto says this quake is the strongest earthquake mexico has experienced in a hundred years. i will continue to follow the latest developments and bring you updates through out the morning. back to you. (mark) and the earthquake in mexico is a good reminder to be prepared if one hits the bay area. so make sure your earthquake kits are ready. we have information on that and more resources in a special earthquake section on our website at kron-4 dot com. (darya) more on our breaking news out of the caribbean... hurricane irma wreaking havoc as it makes it's way towards florida.( mark ) it has been downgraded to a category 4 storm but it is still very dangerous. kristen holmes is in miami with the details. ( mark ) this map shows
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the evaction areas in florida. and as you can see there is a lot of red can see there and as you in florida. evaction areas shows the this map ( mark )
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( mark ) this map shows the evaction areas in florida. and as you can see there is a lot of red on this map. almost the entire southern part of the state must get out... and parts of the coast. ( mark ) (darya) james fletcher is
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here... he is tracking the path of irma this morning. (james)irma is an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane and will continue to bring life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall hazards to the turks and caicos islands and the bahamas through saturday. hurricane conditions will also spread over portions of the north coast of cuba through
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saturday. severe hurricane conditions are expected over portions of the florida peninsula and the florida keys beginning saturday night. irma is likely to make landfall in southern florida as a dangerous major hurricane, and bring life-threatening storm surge and wind impacts to much of the state. a ( darya ) and this morning... national guard crews from the bay area will be heading to florida to help with rescue operations once the storm hits. ( mark ) will tran is live at moffett field where those
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crews are set to take off this morning. will. ( will ) and happening in less than an hour... the california national guard will be sending crews to florida. the silicon valley based air national guardsmen will be leaving from moffett field at 6:00 this morning. they are heading to florida to provide search and rescue support for those who will be affected by hurricane irma. capt roderick bersamina/ca air national guardsmen"our mission is to save lives, any and as much lives as we can. we take pride in always being ready to respond. we will be taking off first plane at 7am"( will ) and happening in less than an hour... the california national guard will be sending crews to florida. the silicon valley based air
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national guardsmen will be leaving from moffett field at 6:00 this morning. they are heading to florida to provide search and rescue support for those who will be affected by hurricane irma. capt roderick bersamina/ca air national guardsmen"our mission is to save lives, any and as much lives as we can. we take pride in always being ready to respond. we will be taking off first plane at 7am"
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( darya ) thanks will. we will check back with you through out the morning. (mark) make sure you download the kron4 mobile app to track hurricane irma. we will send out a push alert when it makes landfall in florida. we'll also be posting the latest information on our website - kron four dot com. ( mark ) and breaking overnight... a woman rescued after her home catches fire in the east bay.( darya ) kron 4's lydia pantazes is live at the scene in pleasant hill with the details. lydia. ( lydia )2:16 am contra costa co fire received a call of a structure fire in the 100's block of sylvia dr in pleasant hill . fd arrived on scene to
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find a garage with smoke and flames visible. there were two occupants a male and a female that live in the residence. the male was showering for work when he heard loud booms towards the front of the house. he opened the garage door to find heavy flames. male shut the garage door and was able to get the female half out of the residence. at some point the woman went back in the residence and had to be rescued by fire. she was transported to a local hospital and was unconscious. her condition was not further known. fd was able to knock the fire and is now in the mop up stage. they will be on scene for a little while fd says. there is heavy damage to the garage. the home sustained some smoke damage. under investigation, no further at this time.
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(darya) thanks lydia. we will check back with you through out the morning. ( mark ) still ahead on the kron four morning news... a high ranking official with an east bay fire department is arrested on disturbing charges. we'll tell you what he did. and state of emergency in california. they're in effect for 3 different counties. this morning... how crews are handling one of the biggest fires burning in the state. plus after the break... police in the east bay are looking for this man... for what he did to a woman on a hiking trail. we'll explain what happened.
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. (darya) in the weather center with james tracking the forecast... (james)
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(james)the cooldown continues this morning as temperatures slip into the upper 50s and low 60s. skies are relatively clear inland, but clouds and fog are present over the bay and coast. this afternoon expect partly cloudy skies with temperatures inland reaching the low 80s. highs at the bay shoreline will be in the mid 70s while coastal communities will enjoy low 60s. as for this weekend, the return of high pressure will mean warmer temperatures. look
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for upper 80s to mid 90s for the inland valleys and low 80s by the bay. beyond that, there are some indications we may see some showers next tuesday morning, but we'll have to wait and see. sunrise in san francisco is at 6:46 am. sunset is at 7:28 pm. don't forget you can always get the latest weather updates and traffic alerts with the kron4 app. download it for free for apple and android devices. taking a look at current conditions on the san mateo
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bridge. tracking the ride into marin at the richmond bridge toll plaza. checking the ride in both directions on the golden checking the ride (james)continues this temperatures slip into the low 60s. skies clear inland, but clouds and present over coast. this expect partly cloudy skies temperatures reaching the low 80s. highs shoreline will 70s while communities will enjoy low weekend, the pressure will mean warmer look for upper for the inland low 80s by the bay. beyond some may see some showers next morning, but we'll have to wait and see. sunrise in san francisco is at 6:46 am. sunset don't forget you can always weather updates and traffic alerts app. download it for free for android devices. taking a look at current conditions on the san mateo bridge. tracking the ride into marin at the richmond bridge toll plaza. checking the ride in both directions on the golden gate bridge. (darya) happening now... police are looking for this man after a woman says she was
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groped while walking on a trail in union city. this happened monday morning but police just releasing the sketch. police say the woman was walking near union city boulevard and kohoutek (kuh-who-tech) way. the woman was able to call 9-11 during the attack before the man ran off. (darya) the woman also told police that this was the áninth time she has encountered the man on the same walking trail. police say this is the first time that the touched the woman. (mark) a captain with the oakland fire department has been arrested for possession of child pornography. kron4 obtained this surveillance video of richard chew being arrested yesterday at his home on harper court in lafayette. chew was arraigned in contra costa county superior court. he is facing one count of possesion and one count of distributing child pornography.
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attorney: "they are dangerous crimes. they are violent crimes against children in the sense that someone is downloading this material is furthering the market and furthering the exploitation of these children. i also think that the volume that i spoke to the judge of the images of the crimes are children under 12 and there are many toddlers as well.">(mark) on august 19th the contra costa county internet crimes against children task force launched an investigation into chew's alleged involvement with child pornography. his bail has been set a 200-thousand- dollars. ( darya ) kids playing with fireworks caused a 130 acre fire in gilroy... known as the bally-bunion fire. police say four teenagers... all 14 and 15 year olds... were playing with illegal fireworks over the weekend when the hillside went up in flames. police cited the teenagers who have been released to their parents. firefighters have now fully contained the fire. (darya) governor jerry brown has declared a state of emergency in three counties... because of wildfires that have burned thousands of acres and restricted access to yosemite national park. the declaration covers madera, mariposa and tulare counties... where four
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different wildfires are burning. cal fire says more than 16- hundred firefighters are battling the wildfire in tulare county. the pier fire has burning more than 24- thousand acres and now 35- percent contained. ( mark ) credit monitoring giant -- equifax -- has been hit by a high-tech heist... that's compromised the personal information of nearly half the country. hackers accessed the sensitive information of about 143- million people. that includes social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver's licenses numbers. industry experts say the hacking of equifax should concern almost every american... even if you have never personally used the company's services. they also say there isn't much you can do to protect yourself... but you should monitor your credit report closely. ( mark ) equifax is offering free credit monitoring for a year to anyone who's worried about
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their information being compromised. (mark) and the equifax security breach is just the latest to affect americans. over the past few years... dozens of companies including target, home depot, and linked-in have suffered data breaches. we have some tips from experts on how to minimize your chances of becoming a victim to identity theft or credit card fraud. change your account passwords if you are worried they have been compromised. and not have the same password for multiple websites. check your bank statements for any unauthorized changes. and you can set up a freeze on your credit report. doing that will alert you if someone is trying to run a check and can flag that you did not request it. (darya) the scope of president trump's travel ban is narrowing. the ninth u- s circuit court of appeals ruled that extended family members and certain refugees are exempt from the ban. under the original executive order... refugees from six country were banned for 120 days from entering the u-s... if they could not show a close family relationship with a u-s citizen. there is no word
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from the white house about whether it plans to appeal the ruling. (mark) the trump administration announces plans to change the policy for sexual assaults on college campuses. education secretary betsy devos said she will be reviewing obama-era guidelines over concerns the current policy denies due process to the accused. in fact, devos says her department has already started to roll back some of the title nine guidelines. title nine is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex for schools that receive federal funding.. including protection for secual harrassment. (mark) still ahead on the kron four morning news... our coverage of hurricane irma continues. we'll take a look at some of the bay area rescue crews who are heading to florida this morning. and after the break.. we'll tell you which bay area highways have a huge roadkill problem.
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♪ sun to the farm ♪ ♪ to the seeds that you sow ♪ ♪ seed to the oat ♪
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to get made to an o ♪ put in the good and the good will grow ♪ ♪ good goes around and around and around ♪ ♪ seed to the oat to the o. it's the good that we do ♪ ♪ put in the good, and the good will come back to you ♪ ♪ this circle of good. makes the whole world better too. ♪ ♪ good goes around...and around...and around. ♪ ♪ good goes around...and around...and around. ♪ ♪ good goes around and around. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. accident sb 880 at winton blocking slow form 238 into fremont (darya) a lot of drivers are hitting animals on bay area freeways. a new report from u-c davis says our roads are the most dangerous for coyotes, deer, and other wildlife. (mark) researchers say the bay area has the most roads in the state that are the worst for
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roadkill and near-misses. interstate 2-80 is the worst with 386 collisions reported last year. that cost nearly 875-thousand dollars in cleanup and maintenance. (darya) second worst is highway 101 in marin county. that's followed by highway 13 from oakland to berkeley, and highway 24. (mark) researchers say more fencing in the worst spots would pay for itself in money saved from cleanup. (mark) and we are following breaking news... a deadly 8-point-1 earthquake hits mexico overnight. we have new video showing the moment that the quake hit.
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(darya)(mark) welcome back to the kron four morning news... lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... (james)the cooldown continues this morning as temperatures
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slip into the upper 50s and low 60s. skies are relatively clear inland, but clouds and fog are present over the bay and coast. this afternoon expect partly cloudy skies with temperatures inland reaching the low 80s. highs at the bay shoreline will be in the mid 70s while coastal communities will enjoy low no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. slow wb 92
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deom 880 to the high rise. slow sb 880 from 238 to fremont ( darya ) breaking news we are following this morning... an 8-point-1 magnitude earthquake hits mexico and the death toll is rising.( mark ) at least 29 people are dead after the earth quake hit just after midnight this morning near the mexico- guatemala border. here is a map showing exactly where the quake hit. the magnitude-8.1 quake was felt as far as mexico city and guatemala city. you can see it was centered just off the coast ... which was about 600 miles away from the epicenter.( darya ) and here is new video showing the moment the quake hit in mexico
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city. you can see the camera shaking. mexican oficials say 23-thousand people likely felt the violent shaking. two of the people killed... died when their house collapsed on top of them. the death toll is expected to rise as crews continue to sift through the rubble.( mark ) mexican president enrique peqa nieto said the quake was the strongest earthquake mexico has experienced in 100 years. it hit just before midnight when many people would have been sleeping. ( mark ) and we first told you about this earthquake at 4:55 this morning with a push alert through the kron 4 mobile app. you can download the app to get breaking news alerts sent right to your phone. it is free to download. ( darya ) breaking news we are following this morning... hurricane irma weakens to a category 4 storm as it moves closer to florida.( mark ) tiffany mcelroy is tracking the latest damage. ( tiffany )even though the storm has been downgraded it is still very dangerous with sustained winds of up to 155 miles per hour. this morning we are getting another look at the damage caused by irma has it moves through the caribbean. this is video out of the dominican republic.
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so far this storm has killed at least 10 people. that number is expected to rise. millions more are still in it's path. parts of southern florida are under mandatory evacuation. evacuations have expanded in areas in miami to get people as far away from the coast as possible. and early this morning fema officials have been urging people to get out of the way of this storm. ( tiffany ) and now the governor of georgia is issuing evacuation orders for cities in the southern part of that state. and the governor of south carolina telling people to be ready to evacuate as irma makes it's way north. back to you. (mark)(darya) continuing our coverage with james... he is here tracking the timing of the storm.
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(james)irma is an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane and will continue to bring life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall hazards to the turks and caicos islands and the bahamas through saturday. hurricane conditions will also spread over portions of the north coast of cuba through saturday. severe hurricane conditions are expected over portions of the florida peninsula and the florida keys beginning saturday night. irma is likely to make landfall in southern florida as a dangerous major hurricane, and bring life-threatening storm surge and wind impacts to much of the state. a hurricane warning is in effect for
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southern florida, the florida keys, lake okeechobee, and florida bay, while hurricane watches have been issued northward into central florida. ( mark ) four search and rescue teams from california are now heading to florida to help deal with hurricane irma including a team from menlo park. the teams got the call an hour after another team from menlo park returned home from hurricane harvey. officials say it will be a different group of people heading to florida. the new team includes search and rescue personnel, hazardous materials and communications specialists, doctors and rescue dogs.
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"that's a bigger team and that's semi-trucks, trailers and buses and you know ten drivers to drive all the equipment. so essentially it's 80 people and about 60-thousand pounds of equipment.">( mark ) team members will be heading to florida as soon as their equipment is loaded up and ready to go. (mark) dozens of adoptable pets are now in the bay area after they were evacuated from florida animal shelters ahead of hurricane irma. 92 cats and 62 dogs landed at the hayward airport yesterday afternoon. they will be put into three shelters...the east bay s-p-c-a, berkeley humane society or the animal rescue foundation. florida shelter officials say they are clearing the shelters for animals who might be displaced from hurricane irma. they reached out to bay area shelters to see if they could house the animals. the cats and dogs will be available for adoption next week. ( darya ) happening today... school is back to normal at hillsdale high in san mateo after a threatening
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note had the bomb squad searching the school. the note was found yesterday afternoon and led to students being dismissed early. after searching the school... the bomb squad determined that it was (mark) santa cruz prosecutors say a brain surgeon and two nurses already in jail awaiting trial for operating a child- sex ring will now face more charges. investigators say they have discovered additional video of alleged child abuse. dr. james kohut, rashel brandon, and emily stephens are each charged with molesting multiple children. police took seven children ages three to 13 into protective custody. kohut denies the charges against him. ( darya ) happening today... former president bill clinton will be in the bay area. he'll speak tonight at the third street baptist church in san francisco. the event is on mcallister street and is scheduled between 6:00 and 9:00 tonight. if you are driving in the area... you see delays because of the former president's motorcade. (darya) coming up on the kron four morning news... super bowl champion patriots get their butts kicked, does that mean tom brady is done?
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and if your husband is a famous quarterback... can you call yourself a single mom? plus.. women's tennis has a new baby faced assassin. the world according to gary is in a few minutes. and here's a live look outside... golden gate bridge. no major hot spots. bay bridge
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf.. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( mark ) parents of one boy are now searching for answers after he was burned from his school lunch. it happened on the hawiian island of oahu. the boy was carrying beef stew that was too heavy for him. it tipped over and spilled all over his arm and gave him second degree burns. the school has reached out and apoligized to the boy's parents, but his mother still wants answers. ( mark ) the school wrote a statement to
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parents saying they are taking the matter seriously and precautions. (james) tracking your morning forecast... the world according to gary is after the break. the break.
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( darya ) last night the patriots raised their latest championship banner. their
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5th in franchise history. (darya) ( darya ) the big talk kicking off this season was the patriots going undefeated. that didn't happen. they got steamrolled by the chiefs last night. final score was 42 to 27
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( darya ) now to bay area football... both the niners and the raiders getting ready to open the regular season this weekend. the raiders will be in tennessee for their season opener sunday this is video of their practice yesterday. the raiders lost in teh playoffs last year after derick carr was injured. kickoff is set for 10:00 sunday morning. ( darya ) and join us saturday for the premiere of our raiders and 49ers weekly shows mark carpenter and henry wofford host the shows saturdays starting at 9pm then sunday a new 1-hour long sports night live also at 9pm.
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( darya ) steve smith needs a job too. he's back at his old job at taco bell. working the drive through window. bit of a raise from his wide reciever job.
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( darya ) miami dolphins quarterback jay cutler is now leaving his wife. for five months to play football. so she callled herself a "single mom" that's not going very well.
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(darya) it will be sloane stephens versus madison keys in saturday's u.s. open women's final. the unseeded stephens earned a spot in her first grand slam final by outlasting no. 9 venus williams, 1-6, 6-0, 7-5. stephens quickly went up a service break in the third set, but she eventually trailed 5-4 and was two points from defeat before taking the last three games. the rally ended williams' quest to reach the final for the first time in 15 years. stephens
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is just the fourth unseeded player to reach the u.s. open women's final in the 49 years of the open era, and the first since roberta vinci in 2015. the 15th-seeded keys rolled to a 6-1, 6-2 win over no. 20 coco vandeweghe (van'-duh-way) to reach her first grand slam final. keys won 19 of the first 22 points and raced to a 5-0 lead in an opening set that lasted just 23 minutes. she continued to dominate despite an upper right leg injury that caused her to call the trainer to be taped midway through the second set. the men's semifinals are friday. ( darya ) venus williams taking on sloane stephens in one of the all-american semi- finals sloane stephens wins 6-1, 0-6, 7-5
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a killer clown could create a record breaking opening at the box office this weekend. the big screen adaptation of "it" could have the largest opening in september. analysts predict the film could make as much as 75 million dollars. the film is based off of the best-selling stephen king novel. "it" could also set the record for the highest opening for a horror film. another film opening this weekend is a rom-com called "home again. it stars reese witherspoon as a single mom with unconventional house guests. (mark) ahead at eight on the kron 4 morning news... we are following breaking news out of mexico city. an 8-point-1 earthquake kills at least 29 people. and the death toll continues to rise this morning. we'll have the lastest details just into the newsroom. plus... we continue to follow
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the latest as hurricane irma makes it's way towards the u- s. it has already left a lot of destruction in its path. details as flordia residents are being told to leave their homes now. and breaking news out of the east bay. a fire at a home in pleasant hill... and a woman is in the hosptial after being rescued. we're live at the home as fire crews investigate how it started.
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♪ hey! ♪ bee to hive for that honey you know ♪ ♪ a sweet tasty bowl ♪ of that get up and go ♪ put in the good and the good will grow ♪ ♪ good goes around and around and around hey! ♪ honey to the o is the yum in yo bowl ♪ ♪ playing around that's how we roll ♪ ♪ start with the good and watch good flow ♪ ♪ good goes around and around and around hey! ♪ ♪ good goes around good goes around and around and around. hey! ♪ ( mark ) we're following two
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breaking news stories this morning... the death toll in mexico is now up to 32... after a massive 8-point-one earthquake hit the country last night. on the right
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you can see new video of the shaking just into the newsroom. it is the strongest quake to rock mexico in a ácentury. it toppled homes and triggered tsunami alerts. (darya) and hurricane irma is barreling towards florida. the storm has been downgraded to a category 4 hurricane as it continues its destruction path across the caribbean. this is video out of the u-s virgin islands. at least 10 people have been killed in the storm with millions more in its path. (darya) good morning i'm darya folsom..(mark) and i'm mark danon. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... (james) the cooldown continues this morning as temperatures slip into the upper 50s and low 60s. skies are relatively
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clear inland, but clouds and fog are present over the bay and coast. this afternoon expect partly cloudy skies with temperatures inland reaching the low 80s. highs at the bay shoreline will be in the mid 70s while coastal communities will enjoy low 60s. as for this weekend, the return of high pressure will mean warmer temperatures. look for upper 80s to mid 90s for the inland valleys and low 80s by the bay. beyond that, there are some indications we may see some showers next tuesday morning, but we'll have to wait and see. sunrise in san francisco is at 6:46 am. sunset don't forget you can always get the latest weather updates and traffic alerts with the kron4 app. download it for free for apple and android devices. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf.
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( mark ) breaking news we are following this morning... an 8-point-1 magnitude earthquake hits mexico and the death toll is rising this morning.( darya ) tiffany mcelroy is here with the tiffany. ( tiffany ) the latest into the newsroom is that at least 32 people are confirmed dead after the earthquake hit just after midnight this morning near the mexico- guatemala border. here is a map showing exactly where the quake hit. it was originally reported as an 8-point-0 but it has been upgraded to an 8-point-1. you can see it was centered just off the coast but it was felt in mexico city... which is about 600 miles away from the epicenter. mexican oficials say 23-thousand people likely felt the violent shaking. this is video of the rescue efforts this morning. you can see crews digging through the rubble. two of the people killed... died when their house collapsed on top of them. authorities say four people may still be trapped inside a
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collapsed hotel in oaxaca.the death toll is expected to rise as crews continue to sift through the rubble.as a result of the quake, a tsunami was confirmed with one wave coming in at three feet, but the national weather service says waves taller than ten feet could hit the coast of mexico mexico's president, enrique pena nieto says this quake is the strongest earthquake mexico has experienced in a hundred years. i will continue to follow the latest developments and bring you updates the morning. back to you. (mark) and the earthquake in mexico is a good reminder to be prepared if one hits the bay area. so make sure your earthquake kits are ready. we have information on that and more resources in a special earthquake section on our website at kron-4 dot com. (darya) more on our breaking news out of the caribbean... hurricane irma wreaking havoc as it makes it's way towards florida.( mark ) it has been downgraded to a category 4 storm but it is still very dangerous. kristen holmes
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is in miami with the details. ( mark )
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( mark ) this map shows the evaction areas in florida. and as you can see there is a lot of red on this map. almost the entire southern part of the state must get out... and parts of the coast. ( mark ) and take a look at this new image from space... you can see three
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hurricanes in the atlantic and gulf of mexico. irma is the largest storm in the center of your screen. hurricane jose is the smaller one on the right. it is a category 3 storm. and hurricane katia is expected to make landfall in mexico by early tomorrow morning. ( mark )(darya) james fletcher is here... he is tracking the path of irma this morning. (james)irma is an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane and will continue to bring life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall hazards to the turks and
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caicos islands and the bahamas through saturday. hurricane conditions will also spread over portions of the north coast of cuba through saturday. severe hurricane conditions are expected over portions of the florida peninsula and the florida keys beginning saturday night. irma is likely to make landfall in southern florida as a dangerous major hurricane, and bring life-threatening storm surge and wind impacts to much of the state. a hurricane warning is in effect for southern florida, the florida keys, lake okeechobee, and florida bay, while hurricane watches have been issued northward into central florida.
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( darya ) and this morning... national guard crews from the bay area will be heading to florida to help with rescue operations once the storm hits.( mark ) will tran is live at moffett field where those crews are set to take off this morning. ( will ) and happening in less than an hour... the california national guard will be sending crews to florida. the silicon valley based air national guardsmen will be leaving from moffett field at
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6:00 this morning. they are heading to florida to provide search and rescue support for those who will be affected by hurricane irma. wife of man leaving says they are getting used to him leaving it is sad but they know hw is needed. ( darya ) thanks will. we will check back with you through out the morning.
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( lydia ) coming up... we are following breaking news a woman rescued from a house fire in the east bay. i will have the details in the live report.( mark ) and after the break... a message of unity. how all five former presidents are coming together in the wake of hurricane harvey.
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( mark ) as texas recovers from hurricane harvey and hurricane irma threatens florida... former presidents are coming together to spread a message.( mark ) all five living former u-s presidents came together to promote a fundraiser for harvey victims. you can donate to "one- america-appeal-dot-org. (james) and i'm tracking your morning forecast. a full weather report right after the break. welcome back. let's
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get a check of the weather this morning... (james)the cooldown continues this morning as temperatures slip into the upper 50s and low 60s. skies are relatively clear inland, but clouds and fog are present over the bay and coast. this afternoon expect partly cloudy skies with temperatures inland reaching the low 80s. highs at the bay shoreline will be in the mid 70s while coastal communities will enjoy low 60s. as for this weekend, the return of high pressure will mean warmer temperatures. look for upper 80s to mid 90s for the inland valleys and low 80s by the bay. beyond that, there
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are some indications we may see some showers next tuesday morning, but we'll have to wait and see. sunrise in san francisco is at 6:46 am. sunset is at 7:28 pm. don't forget you can always get the latest weather updates and traffic alerts with the kron4 app. download it for free for apple and android devices. no major hot spots.richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf.
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( mark ) and breaking overnight... a woman rescued after her home catches fire in the east bay.( darya ) kron 4's lydia pantazes is live at the scene in pleasant hill with the details. lydia. ( lydia )2:16 am contra costa co fire received a call of a structure fire in the 100's block of sylvia dr in pleasant hill . fd arrived on scene to find a garage with smoke and flames visible. there were two occupants a male and a female that live in the residence. the male was showering for work when he heard loud booms towards the front of the house. he opened the garage door to find heavy flames. male shut the garage door and was able to get the female half out of the residence. at some point the woman went back
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in the residence and had to be rescued by fire. she was transported to a local hospital and was unconscious. her condition was not further known. fd was able to knock the fire and is now in the mop up stage. they will be on scene for a little while fd says. there is heavy damage to home sustained some smoke investigation, no further at this time. ( mark ) thanks lydia. we will check back with you through out the morning. (darya) happening now... police are looking for this man after a woman says she was groped while walking on a trail in union city. this happened monday morning but police just releasing the sketch. police say the woman was walking near union city boulevard and kohoutek
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(kuh-who-tech) way. the woman was able to call 9-11 during the attack before the man ran off. (darya) the woman also told police that this was the áninth time she has encountered the man on the same walking trail. police say this is the first time that the man ever touched the woman. (mark) a captain with the oakland fire department has been arrested for possession of child pornography. kron4 obtained this surveillance video of richard chew being arrested yesterday at his home on harper court in lafayette. chew was arraigned in contra costa county superior court. he is facing one count of possesion and one count of distributing child pornography.
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to the judge of the images of the crimes are children under 12 and there are many toddlers as well.">(mark) on august 19th the contra costa county internet crimes against children task force launched an investigation into chew's alleged involvement with child pornography. his bail has been set a 200-thousand- dollars. ( mark ) still ahead on the kron four morning news...our coverage of hurricane irma continues and we'll take a look at some of the bay area rescue crews who are heading to florida this morning. and after the break... a major data breach at one of the largest credit- reporting companies has compromised the personal information of nearly half the country. how to keep your information safe. and here's a live look outside... bay bridge.
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food. water. internet. we need it to live. but what we don't need are surprises, like extra monthly fees. i see you, fee, played by legendary actress anjelica huston. you got me, mark. we just want fast internet for one, simple rate. for all the streaming and the shopping and the newsing, but most of all... for the this. internet for one everyday simple price and no extra monthly fees. giant -- equifax -- has been
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hit by a high-tech heist... that's compromised the personal information of nearly half the country. now.. the company is facing a class- action lawsuit. the suit was filed in orgeon... just hours after hackers accessed the sensitive information of about 143-million people. that includes social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver's licenses numbers. industry experts say the hacking of equifax should concern almost every american... even if you have never personally used the company's services. they also say there isn't much you can do to protect yourself...
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but you should monitor your credit report closely. ( mark ) equifax is offering free credit monitoring for a year to anyone who's worried about their information being compromised. (mark) and the equifax security breach is just the latest to affect americans. over the past few years... dozens of companies including target, home depot, and linked-in have suffered data breaches. we have some tips from experts on how to minimize your chances of becoming a victim to identity theft or credit card fraud. change your account passwords if you are worried they have been compromised. and not have the same password for multiple websites. check your bank statements for any unauthorized changes. and you can set up a freeze on your credit report. doing that will alert you if someone is trying to run a check and can flag that you did not request it. (james) tracking your morning
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forecast. details coming up. (mark) and we are following breaking news... a deadly 8-point-1 earthquake hits mexico overnight. we have new video showing the moment that the quake hit. (mark)(darya) welcome back
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to the kron four morning news... lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... (james) the cooldown continues this morning as temperatures slip into the upper 50s and low 60s. skies are relatively clear inland, but clouds and fog are present over the bay
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and coast. this afternoon expect partly cloudy skies with temperatures inland reaching the low 80s. highs at the bay shoreline will be in the mid 70s while coastal communities will enjoy low 60s. as for this weekend, the return of high pressure will mean warmer temperatures. look for upper 80s to mid 90s for the inland valleys and low 80s by the bay. beyond that, there are some indications we may see some showers next tuesday morning, but we'll have to wait and see. sunrise in san francisco is at 6:46 am. sunset is at 7:28 pm. don't forget you can always get the latest weather updates and traffic alerts with the kron4 app. download it for free for apple and android devices. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 maze to sf. ( darya ) breaking news we are
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following this morning... an 8- point-1 magnitude earthquake hits mexico and the death toll is rising.( mark ) at least 32 people are dead after the earth quake hit just after midnight this morning near the mexico-guatemala border. here is a map showing exactly where the quake hit. it was originally reported as an 8-point-0 but it has been upgraded to an 8-point-1. you can see it was centered just off the coast but it was felt in mexico city... which was about 600 miles away from the epicenter.( darya ) and here is new video showing the moment the quake hit in mexico city. you can see the camera shaking. mexican oficials say 23- thousand people likely felt the violent shaking. two of the people killed... died when their house collapsed on top of them. the death toll is expected to rise as crews continue to sift through the rubble. tiffany mcelroy is tracking the latest damage. tiffany.
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( mark ) ( tiffany )even though the storm has been downgraded it is still very dangerous with sustained winds of up to 155 miles per hour. this morning we are getting another look at the damage caused by irma has it moves through the caribbean. ( tiffany )even though the storm has been downgraded it is still very dangerous with sustained 155 miles per hour. this morning we are getting another look at the damage caused by irma has it moves through the caribbean. this is video out of the dominican republic. so far this storm has killed at least 10 people. that number is expected to rise. millions more are still in it's path. parts of southern florida are under mandatory evacuation. evacuations have expanded in areas in miami to get people as far away from the coast as possible. and earlier this morning fema officials urging people to get out of the way
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of this storm. ( tiffany ) and now the governor of georgia is issuing evacuation orders for cities in the southern part of that state. and the governor of south carolina telling people to be ready to evacuate as irma makes it's way north. back to you. (james)irma is an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane and will continue hurricane and category 4 dangerous extremely irma is an extremely irma is an (james)(james)irma is an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane and will continue to bring life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall
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hazards to the turks and caicos islands and the bahamas through saturday. hurricane conditions will also spread over portions of the north coast of cuba through saturday. severe hurricane conditions are expected over portions of the florida peninsula and the florida keys beginning saturday night. irma is likely to make landfall in southern florida as a dangerous major hurricane, and bring life-threatening storm surge and wind impacts to much of the state. a hurricane warning is in effect for southern florida, the florida keys, lake okeechobee, and florida bay, while hurricane watches have been issued northward into central florida.
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( mark ) four search and rescue teams from california are now heading to florida to help deal with hurricane irma including a team from menlo park. the teams got the call an hour after another team from menlo park returned home from hurricane harvey. officials say it will be a different group of people heading to florida. the new team includes search and rescue personnel, hazardous materials and communications specialists, doctors and rescue dogs. ( mark ) team
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members will be heading to florida as soon as their equipment is loaded up and ready to go. (mark) dozens of adoptable pets are now in the bay area after they were evacuated from florida animal shelters ahead of hurricane irma. 92 cats and 62 dogs landed at the hayward airport yesterday afternoon. they will be put into three shelters...the east bay s-p-c-a, berkeley humane society or the animal rescue foundation. florida shelter officials say they are clearing the shelters for animals who might be displaced from hurricane irma. they reached out to bay area shelters to see if they could house the animals. the cats and dogs will be available for adoption next week. ( darya ) happening today... school is back to normal at hillsdale high in san mateo after a threatening note had the bomb squad searching the school. the note was found yesterday afternoon and led to students being dismissed early. after searching the school... the bomb squad determined that it was safe.
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(mark) santa cruz prosecutors say a brain surgeon and two nurses already in jail awaiting trial for operating a child- sex ring will now face more charges. investigators say they have discovered additional video of alleged child abuse. dr. james kohut, rashel brandon, and emily stephens are each charged with molesting multiple children. police took seven children ages three to 13 into protective custody. kohut denies the charges against him. ( mark ) an oakland police officer is in trouble with the law. officer bryan budgin was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and resisting arrest on i-580 in dublin wednesday night. budgin is out on bail this morning. the oakland police department released a statement saying it is aware of his arrest but they have not said if he is still on active duty. ( darya ) happening today... former president bill clinton will be in the bay area. he'll speak tonight at the third street baptist church in san francisco. the event is on mcallister street and is scheduled between 6:00 and 9:00 tonight. if you are driving in the
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area... you see delays because of the former president's motorcade. ( mark ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... little boys are in a unique situation. they're twins... but only áone is a u- s citizen. how their fathers are now trying to change that. and later... and you may soon have fewer options to buy new clothes. see just how many gap and banana republic stores will be closing in the near future. and after the break.. we'll tell you which bay area highways have a huge roadkill problem. and here's a live look outside... richmond san rafael bridge.
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(robin) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. (darya) a lot of drivers are hitting animals on bay area freeways. a new report from u-c davis says our roads are the most dangerous for coyotes, deer, and other wildlife. (mark) researchers say the bay area has the most roads in the state that are the worst for
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roadkill and near-misses. interstate 2- 80 is the worst with 386 collisions reported last year. that cost nearly 875- thousand dollars in cleanup and maintenance. (darya) second worst is highway 101 in marin county. that's followed by highway 13 from oakland to berkeley, and highway 24. (mark) researchers say more fencing in the worst spots would pay for itself in money saved from cleanup. (james) watching the weather this morning. your forecast is right after the break.
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(james) in the weather center tracking the forecast with james... (james)the cooldown continues this morning as temperatures slip into the upper 50s and low 60s. skies are relatively clear inland, but clouds and fog are present over the bay and coast. this afternoon expect partly cloudy skies with temperatures inland reaching the low 80s. highs at the bay shoreline will be in the mid 70s while coastal communities will enjoy low 60s. as for this weekend, the return of high pressure will mean warmer temperatures. look for upper 80s to mid 90s for
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the inland valleys and low 80s by the bay. beyond that, there are some indications we may see some showers next tuesday morning, but we'll have to wait and see. sunrise in san francisco is at 6:46 am. sunset is at 7:28 pm. don't forget you can always get the latest weather updates and traffic alerts with the kron4 app. download it for free for apple and android devices.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( mark ) retailers gap and banana republic are planning on closing roughly 200 closing planning on republic are and
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banana retailers gap ( mark ) retailers gap and banana republic are planning on closing roughly 200 stores. gap...which owns banana republic...and is headquartered in san francisco says the closures are because of declining sales. gap did not specify how many of each brands' stores will close... or where. sales have declined for both brands in recent years -- as they lost ground to the so-called "fast fashion" retailers like "forever 21". ( darya ) multiple bay
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area police department's join force to crack down on traffic violaters.( mark ) stanley roberts shows us in people behaving badly. i got caught baving badly .. that phrase was uttered by many drivers in pittsburg during a traffic crackdown which involved antioch police, brentwood police, and yes pittsburg police but even before we could get to the location this driver was using the center median to pass (sound of siren)you're being stopped because you were driving down the center medium. im riding with sergeant terry of the pittsburg police department . we ended up on san marco blvd why? i'll let a resident explain they come through they turn right in the left-hand turn lane like this red pickup. however, he was greeted by one of the officers some drivers were doing other things as well like illegal u-turns take a right turn .. so he gets to have a chat with an antioch police officer any particular reason you turned when you know you couldn't ther freeway is backed up i came this way i came all the way from oakley i'm trying to
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get to berkeley turns out we have something in common i looked at the news this moring kron 4 and the traffic on 4 was back up loveridge all the way to willow passthis driver had a unique problem, there was an unrestrained child in the backseat so why isn't he buckled in, to begin with? his seatbelt is already buckled (because he escaped) he escaped and then buckled his seatbelt? (yea) she was issued a ticket for having an unrestrained child under the age of 8 really your going to give me a ticket how much is this going to cost i don't know that oh, i know 490 dollars plus a point on your license . oh did i mention it's per child? officers also focused on speeders on kirker pass road where the posted speed is 55 miles per hour one driver was doing whooo baby 83 83 ..in a bit of irony just before getting pulled over there was a lighted sign reading prepare to stop and there was a problem the officer would encounter which would be repeated multiple times n a short period of time you don't have your license on you? are you a licensed
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driver? oh but look at the time i guess i'll have to show you more in the future edition of people behaving badly i was speeding going a little to fast just got the car did realize how fast i was going in pittsburg stanley roberts kron 4 news ( darya ) a southern california couple has twin boys in a unique situation. one is a u-s citizen... but the state department says the other is ánot. this has everything to do with where they were born and the fathers' d-n-a. the dads married in canada 7 years ago. andrew dvash-banks is a u-s citizen. his husband -- elad (elle- aud) is from israel. the twins share an egg donor... but one child has the d-n-a of andrew and the other the d-n-a of edal. when the fathers decided to return to andrew's home in los angeles... they ran into a problem. only andrew's biological son gets
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u-s citizenship. ( darya ) both fathers' names are on the birth certificates... but according to the state department -- "if the child does not have a biological connection to a u-s citizen parent, the child will not be a u-s citizen at birth." the couple didn't know about the law when they had their boys. andrew's now considering applying for his son's green card. ( mark ) coming up on the kron four morning news... two new movies hit theaters this weekend and one of them is expected to break records. after the break... we have a preview of what's now showing. and here's a live look outside... golden gate bridge... un-stop right there!
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create a record breaking opening at the box office this weekend.( mark ) rick damigella has a preview. "oh, well i'm pennywise, the dancing clown! now we aren't strangers." if you haven't met pennywise yet, you will be hearing lots more about him after this weekend. the big screen adaptation of the best-selling steven king novel "it" is looking to have a record breaking opening. while sources at warner brothers are estimating a 60-to-65 million dollar debut, variety's pundits predict the horror yarn could open to as much as 75 million.
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"what's that?!" (nat scream) both sets of predictions indicate "it" will break the record for the largest september opening, scaring off current record holder "hotel transylvania two" which brought in 48- point-five million back in 20-15. "it" is also poised to set a new record for highest opening for a horror film, surpassing "paranormal activity three" which opened to 52-point-six million dollars in 20-11. "i'm alice." "hey, alice." "alice." "alice." "mom!" if scary clowns aren't high on your list of things to watch in a dark theater, the weekend's other opener is "home again." the rom-com stars reese witherspoon as a single mother starting over, but with three very unconventional house guests rounding out her family unit. the hollywood reporter says "home again" could open in the ten million dollar range. in hollywood, i'm rick damigella. (mark) ahead at (mark) (mark) ahead at kron 4 morning news... we are following breaking news out of mexico city. an 8-point-1
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earthquake kills at least 29 people. and the death toll continues to rise this morning. we'll have the lastest details just into the newsroom. plus... we continue to follow the latest as hurricane irma makes it's way towards the u-s. it has already left a lot of destruction in its path. details as flordia residents are being told to leave their homes now. and breaking news out of the east bay. a fire at a home in pleasant hill... and a woman is in the hosptial after being rescued. we're live at the home as fire crews investigate how it started.
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( mark ) we're following two breaking news stories this morning... the death toll in mexico is now up to 32 after a massive earthquake hit the country last night. ... on the left is video of the destruction from the 8- point-one earthquake. that's the strongest quake to
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rock mexico in a ácentury. it toppled homes and triggered tsunami alerts.(darya) and on the right... hurricane irma is barreling towards florida. the storm has been downgraded to a category 4 hurricane as it continues its destruction path across the caribbean. this is video out of the dominican republic. at least 10 people have been killed in the storm with millions more in its path. (darya) good morning i'm darya folsom. (mark) and i'm mark danon. we will have more on those stories in a moment... but first lets check the commute and forecast with robin and james. (james)the cooldown continues this morning as temperatures slip into the upper 50s and low 60s. skies are relatively clear inland, but clouds and fog are present over the bay and coast. this afternoon expect partly cloudy skies with temperatures inland
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reaching the low 80s. highs at the bay shoreline will be in the mid 70s while coastal communities will enjoy low 60s. as for this weekend, the return of high pressure will temperatures. look for upper 80s to mid 90s valleys and low 80s by the that, there are some may see some showers next morning, but we'll have to wait and see. sunrise in san 6:46 am. sunset is at 7:28 pm. don't forget you can always get the latest weather updates and traffic alerts app. download it for free for apple and android devices. no major hot spots. vta delays due to an accident. a bus brudge is in place from civic center to karina. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( mark ) breaking news we are following this morning... an 8-point-1 magnitude earthquake hits mexico and the death toll is rising this morning.( darya ) tiffany mcelroy is here with the latest. tiffany. ( tiffany ) the latest into the newsroom is that at
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least 32 people are confirmed dead after the earthquake hit just after midnight this morning near the mexico- guatemala border. here is a map showing exactly where the quake hit. it was originally reported as an 8-point-0 but it has been upgraded to an 8-point-1. you can see it was centered just off the coast but it was felt in mexico city... which is about 600 miles away from the epicenter. mexican oficials say 23-thousand people likely felt the violent shaking. this is video of the rescue efforts this morning. you can see crews digging through the rubble. two of the people killed... died when their house collapsed on top of them. authorities say four people may still be trapped inside a collapsed hotel in oaxaca.the death toll is expected to rise as crews continue to sift through the rubble.as a result of the quake, a tsunami was confirmed with one wave coming in at three feet, but the national weather service says waves taller than ten feet
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could hit the coast of mexico mexico's president, enrique pena nieto says this quake is the strongest earthquake mexico has experienced in a hundred years. i will continue to follow the latest developments and bring you updates throughout the morning. back to you. (mark) and the earthquake in mexico is a good reminder to be prepared if one hits the bay area. so make sure your earthquake kits are ready. we have information on that and more resources in a special earthquake section on our website at kron-4 dot com. (darya) more on our breaking news out of the caribbean... hurricane irma wreaking havoc as it makes it's way towards florida.( mark ) it has been downgraded to a category 4 storm but it is still very dangerous. this is a live picture from marion county, florida. you can see the traffic as pepole are evcauating and driving away from the path of the hurricane. kristen holmes
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is in miami with the latest details. kristen holmes/miami: "good morning. well, we just heard the director of fema give a rather chilling press conference, saying that he didn't know anyone in south florida who had ever experienced anything like what was coming with irma. he urged people to get out, saying it wasn't a matter of 'if' florida was going to get hit, it was a matter of how badly it was going to get hit. florida is busy preparing for hurricane irma.rick scott/florida governor:"if you've been ordered to evacuate and are still home, please go. today is the day to do the right thing for your family and get inland to safety."forecasters still aren't sure exactly where the storm will hit ... brock long/fema administrator:"this is a complex forecast. anybody from alabama to north carolina should be watching this storm very closely."people in the sunshine state are getting ready anyway ... they're getting out however they can. travelers stood in line for hours at airports.while drivers waited at gas stations, some of which ran out of fuel. cars headed north caused interstate backups and slowdowns. depending on irma's
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path ... the powerful storm could create one of the largest mass evacuations in u-s history.voice of rear adm. peter brown/u.s. coast guard: "our sincere hope is that people do pay close attention to the evacuation guidance given by the governors, the local mayors and other officials and get out of the way, basically to run from the water, the storm surge."the urgency is spurred by the destruction irma has wrought in the carribean.irma shredded buildings, toppled cars, and left streets submerged in water.kristen holmes/miami: "and as hurricane irma heads towards the florida coastline, today is really all about transitioning from business-as-usual to being storm-ready. governor rick scott says that public buildings are all closed to at least monday, now this includes government offices, public schools, public universities, and this is so those areas can be used as either staging areas or shelters. reporting from miami, i'm kristen holmes, now back to you."
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( mark ) and take a look at this new image from space... you can see three hurricanes in the atlantic and gulf of mexico. irma is the largest storm in the center of your screen. hurricane jose is the smaller one on the right. it has just been upgraded to a category four. and hurricane katia is expected to make landfall in mexico by early tomorrow morning. ( mark ) (darya) james fletcher is here... he is tracking the path of irma this
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morning. (james)irma is an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane and will continue to bring life- threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall hazards to the turks and caicos islands and the bahamas through saturday. hurricane conditions will also spread over portions of the north coast of cuba through saturday. severe hurricane conditions are expected over portions of the florida peninsula and the florida keys beginning saturday night. irma is likely to make landfall in southern florida as a dangerous major hurricane, and bring life-threatening storm surge and wind impacts to much of the state. a hurricane
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warning is in effect for southern florida, the florida keys, lake okeechobee, and florida bay, while hurricane watches have been issued northward into central florida. florida. ( darya ) and this morning... national guard crews from the bay area will be heading to florida to help with rescue operations once the storm hits.( mark ) will tran is live at moffett field where those crews are set to take off this morning. ( will ) and happening in less than an hour... the california national guard will be sending crews to florida. the silicon valley based air
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national guardsmen will be leaving from moffett field at 6:00 this morning. they are heading to florida to provide search and rescue support for those who will be affected by hurricane irma. ( darya ) thanks will. we will check back with you through out the morning.
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(mark) coming up on the kron four morning news... your personal information could have been compromised. we'll tell you about the data breach that affects nearly half of the country. ( lydia ) coming up... we are following breaking news a woman rescued from a house fire in the east bay. i will have the details in the live report.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( mark ) toll to 101min from the toll to 101 ( mark ) the trump adminstration
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has awarded contracts for more border wall prototypes. these walls will be ásee- through.( darya ) last week... customs and border protection announced contracts for four concrete walls. the eight prototypes will be built in san diego... probably during the fall.( mark ) the wall was a signature issue in trump's campaign last year. he promised that mexico would pay for it... but mexico has refused. (mark) coming up on the kron four morning news... police in the east bay are looking for this man... for what he did to a woman on a hiking trail. we'll explain what happened.
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back. let's get a check of the weather this morning... (james)the cooldown continues this morning as temperatures slip into the upper 50s and low 60s. skies are relatively clear inland, but clouds and fog are present over the bay and coast. this afternoon expect partly cloudy skies
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with temperatures inland reaching the low 80s. highs at the bay shoreline will be in the mid 70s while coastal communities will enjoy low 60s. as for this weekend, the return of high pressure will mean warmer temperatures. look for upper 80s to mid 90s for the inland valleys and low 80s by the bay. beyond that, there are some indications we may see some showers next tuesday morning, but we'll have to wait and see. sunrise in san francisco is at 6:46 am. sunset is at 7:28 pm. don't forget you can always get the latest weather updates and traffic alerts with the kron4 app. download it for free for apple and android devices.
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no major hot spots. 20 min bart delay earlier issues. vta delay near civic center. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101.
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( mark ) and breaking overnight... a woman rescued after her home catches fire in the east bay.( darya ) kron 4's lydia pantazes is live at the scene in pleasant hill with the details. lydia. ( lydia )2:16 am contra costa co fire received a call of a structure fire in the 100's block of sylvia dr in pleasant hill . fd arrived on scene to find a garage with smoke and flames visible. there were two occupants a male and a female that live in the residence. the male was showering for
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work when he heard loud booms towards the front of the house. he opened the garage door to find heavy flames. male shut the garage door and was able to get the female half out of the residence. at some point the woman went back in the residence and had to be rescued by fire. she was transported to a local hospital and was unconscious. her condition was not further known. fd was able to knock the fire and is now in the mop up stage. they will be on scene for a little while fd says. there is heavy damage to the garage. the home sustained some smoke damage. under investigation, no further at this time.
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(darya) thanks lydia. we will check back with you through out the morning. ( mark ) another big following this morning. about 143 million americans are impacted by a data breach at equifax. the credit reporting company says the breach compromised the personal information of nearly half the people in the country. the breach happened mid-may through july but was just made public now. charels clifford has the details. varun badhwar is the founder and ceo of redlock, a menlo park based cloud security company. he says that the hacking of equifax should concern almost every american, even if thehave never personally used the company's services.soti think at some point almost every consumer has gone to equifax and pulled down a report. if you haven't directly, one of your banks of financial instates had.in the wake of the hack, he also
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warns there's not much consumers can do to be proactive about protecting themselves. its extremely hard, if not impossible, to change things like social security numbers, drivers license numbers or birthdates. he says the best people can do is to closely monitor their credit.sotmonitor credit activity. look for instances where you're seeing someone nefarious trying to open up accounts on your behalf because they have all the information required to do so. equifax is offering free credit monitoring for year to anyone who's concerned that their information many have been compromised, but badwhar points out that that is something of a catch 22.sot youre going to have to go back to equifax and give them your information all over again and hope and trust that you don't lose it again.he also says that the size and scope of this hack should be a wake up call to how vulnerable our personal information is.sotif we can't trust credit monitoring service providers then i'm not sure who's left that our data is secure with. in menlo park charles clifford kron 4 news. (mark) and the equifax security
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breach is just the latest to affect americans. over the past few years... dozens of companies including target, home depot, and linked-in have suffered data breaches. we have some tips from experts on how to minimize your chances of becoming a victim to identity theft or credit card fraud. change your account passwords if you are worried they have been compromised. and not have the same password for multiple websites. check your bank statements for any unauthorized changes. and you can set up a freeze on your credit report. doing that will alert you if someone is trying to run a check and can flag that you did not request it. (darya) happening now... police are looking for this man after a woman says she was groped while walking on a trail in union city. this happened monday morning but police just releasing the sketch. police say the woman was walking near union city boulevard and kohoutek (kuh-who-tech) way. the woman was able to call 9-11 during the attack before the
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man ran off. (darya) the woman also told police that this was the áninth time she has encountered the man on the same walking trail. police say this is the first time that the man ever touched the woman. (mark) the trump administration announces plans to change the policy for sexual assaults on college campuses. education secretary betsy devos said she will be reviewing obama-era guidelines over concerns the current policy denies due process to the accused. in fact, devos says her department has already started to roll back some of the title nine guidelines. title nine is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex for schools that receive federal funding.. including protection for secual harrassment. (mark) the scope of president trump's travel ban is narrowing. the ninth u- s circuit court of appeals ruled that extended family
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members and certain refugees are exempt from the ban. under the original executive order... refugees from six country were banned for 120 days from entering the u-s... if they could not show a close family relationship with a u-s citizen. there is no word from the white house about whether it plans to appeal the ruling. (darya) still ahead on the kron four morning news... a mother wants answers after her son is badly burned from his school lunch. we'll explain how it happened. and here's a live look outside... bay bridge.
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accident wb 80 at albany exit slow from richmind to berkeley (darya) parents of one boy are
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now searching for answers after he was burned from his school lunch.(mark) it happened on oahu. the boy was carrying beef stew that was too heavy for him. it tipped over and spilled all over his arm and gave him second degree burns. (darya) the school has reached out and apoligized to the boy's parents, but his mother still wants answers. (darya) the school wrote a statement to parents saying they are taking the matter seriously and adding safety precautions. (james) tracking the weather this morning. your forecast is right after the break. (mark) and we are following breaking news... a deadly 8-point-1 earthquake hits mexico
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overnight. we have new video showing the moment that the quake hit.
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to the kron four morning news... lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... (james)the cooldown continues this morning as temperatures slip into the upper 50s and low 60s. skies are relatively clear inland, but clouds and fog are present over the bay and coast. this afternoon expect partly cloudy skies with temperatures inland reaching the low 80s. highs at
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the bay shoreline will be in the mid 70s while coastal communities will enjoy low 60s. as for this weekend, the return of high pressure will no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( darya ) breaking news we
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are following this morning... an 8-point-1 magnitude earthquake hits mexico and the death toll is rising.( mark ) at least 32 people are dead after the earth quake hit just after midnight this morning near the mexico- guatemala border. here is a map showing exactly where the quake hit. it was originally reported as an 8-point-0 but it has been upgraded to an 8-point-1. you can see it was centered just off the coast but it was felt in mexico city... which was about 600 miles away from the epicenter.( darya ) and here is new video showing the moment the quake hit in mexico city. you can see the camera shaking. mexican oficials say 23- thousand people likely felt the violent shaking. two of the people killed... died when their house collapsed on top of them. the death toll is expected to rise as crews continue to sift through the rubble. ( mark ) and we first told you about this earthquake at 4:55 this morning with a push alert through the kron 4 mobile app. you can download the app to get breaking news alerts sent
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right to your phone. it is free to download. ( darya ) breaking news we are following this morning... hurricane irma weakens to a category 4 storm as it moves closer to florida.( mark ) tiffany mcelroy is tracking the latest. tiffany. ( tiffany )the latest on hurricane irma. is that even though the storm has been downgraded it is still very dangerous with sustained winds of up to 155 miles per hour. this morning we are getting another look at the damage caused by irma has it moves through the caribbean. this is video out of the dominican republic. so far this storm has killed at least 10 people. that number is expected to rise. millions more are still in it's path. parts of southern florida are under mandatory evacuation. evacuations have expanded in areas in miami to get people as far away from the coast as possible. and earlier this morning fema officials urging people to get out of the way of this storm.
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"so they need to get out?" brock long: "they need to get out and listen and heed the warnings.">( tiffany ) and now the governor of georgia is issuing evacuation orders for cities in the southern part of that state. and the governor of south carolina telling people to be ready to evacuate as irma makes it's way north. back to you. ( mark ) and take a look at this new image from space... you can see three hurricanes in the atlantic and gulf of mexico. irma is the largest storm in the center of your screen. hurricane jose is the smaller one on the right. it has just been upgraded to a category four. and hurricane katia is expected to make landfall in mexico by early tomorrow morning. (mark) (darya) james is here
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tracking the storms. (james)irma is an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane and will continue to bring life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall hazards to the turks and caicos islands and the bahamas through saturday. hurricane conditions will also spread
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over portions of the north coast of cuba through saturday. severe hurricane conditions are expected over portions of the florida peninsula and the florida keys beginning saturday night. irma is likely to make landfall in southern florida as a dangerous major hurricane, and bring life-threatening storm surge and wind impacts to much of the state. a hurricane warning is in effect for southern florida, the florida keys, lake okeechobee, and florida bay, while hurricane watches have been issued northward into central florida. ( mark ) four search and
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rescue teams from california are now heading to florida to help deal with hurricane irma including a team from menlo park. the teams got the call an hour after another team from menlo park returned home from hurricane harvey. officials say it will be a different group of people heading to florida. the new team includes search and rescue personnel, hazardous materials and communications specialists, doctors and rescue dogs. ( mark ) team members will be heading to florida as soon as their equipment is loaded up and ready to go. ( darya ) happening today... school is back to normal at hillsdale high in san mateo after a threatening note had the bomb squad searching the school. the note was found yesterday afternoon and led to students being dismissed early. after searching the school... the bomb squad determined that it was safe. (mark) santa cruz prosecutors say a brain surgeon and two nurses already in jail awaiting trial for
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operating a child- sex ring will now face more charges. investigators say they have discovered additional video of alleged child abuse. dr. james kohut, rashel brandon, and emily stephens are each charged with molesting multiple children. police took seven children ages three to 13 into protective custody. kohut denies the charges against him. (darya) coming up on the kron four morning news... super bowl champion patriots get their butts kicked, does that mean tom brady is done? and if your husband is a famous quarterback... can you call yourself a single mom? plus.. women's tennis has a new baby faced assassin. the gary's world rewind is coming up.
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(robin) bart delay up to 20 min. vta delays near civic denter. accident sb 680
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washington blocking slow in both directions (mark) happening today... former president bill clinton will be in the bay area. he'll speak tonight at the third street baptist church in san francisco. the event is on mcallister street and is scheduled between 6:00 and 9:00 tonight. if you are driving in the area... you see delays because of the former president's motorcade. ( mark ) as texas recovers from hurricane harvey and hurricane irma threatens florida... former presidents are coming together to spread a critical message.
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presidents, we wanted to help our fellow americans begin to recover."former president jimmy carter:"our friends in texas, including president bush 41 and 43, are doing just that."former president george w. bush:"people are hurting down here. but as one texan put it, we've got more love in texas than water."former president george h.w. bush>( mark ) all five living former u-s presidents came together to promote a fundraiser for harvey victims. you can donate to "one- america-appeal- (james) i'm tracking your forecast. one game down, and the
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raiders and niners are next in
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the world acording to gary. ( darya ) last night the patriots raised their latest championship banner then they got knocked down last night. their 5th in franchise history.( darya ) the big talk kicking off this season was the patriots going undefeated. that didn't happen. they got steamrolled by the chiefs last night. final score was 42 to 27. you have
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not seen the patriots like this. brady did not have a good game last night. gary says he never panics over one bad night. the chiefs should be excited because they played well last night. they were fast, seemed creative, smart. gary says they are playing in the raiders division and will be playing oakland twice. that's a team they need to get by. it was a good night.
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gary says he has always been an alex smith. he out played the best of all time last night.( darya ) now to bay area football... both the niners and the raiders getting ready to open the regular season this weekend. the raiders will be in tennessee for their season opener sunday this is video of their practice yesterday. the raiders lost in the playoffs last year after derick carr was injured. kickoff is set for 10:00 sunday morning.(darya) meanwhile the 49ers are getting ready to take on the carolina panthers at levi's stadium. the niners are coming off a season where they won just 2 games. steph curry will be in the house rooting for the panthers. kick off is set for 1:25 in santa clara.( darya ) and
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join us saturday for the premiere of our raiders and 49ers weekly shows mark carpenter hosts the 9 p-m and henry wofford host the 9:30 show. gary says he will be on both shows. guiness book of world records there is not a show on kron that gary is not on. gary says he just learned last month he is on three times during the weekend mornings with marty gonzales. that's pretty good. they can't have a show on the air without me. then sunday a new 1-hour long sports night live also at 9pm with jr stone. he does the news on sunday at 8 then does the sports show, then does the news again at 10. we talk about all these shows but how much work are they compared to digging ditches. gary says mark and henry have been working on the shows for about a month and a half. they are going to have a lot of material and get you ready for
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the games on sunday. steve smith is dabbling with careers including an old one that he had at taco bell.( darya ) see? now he wants to catch a football. i'm telling you gary. it really feels good to do another job. you should try it. gary says it feels good because you know you are going to leave in a couple hours. steve smith spent his summers doing this at taco bell when he was younger.( darya ) can you call yourself a single mom if your husband goes away for five months to play football and you have all these nannies? that's what
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kristen cavallari did. she said she was a single parent for five months and now she is being hammered for it. gary says you got to be careful what you say. if you are fortunate to have a job you love and make pretty good money, to complain about anything, people don't want to hear it. cavallari said it wasn't as hard as she thought it would be since she had a nanny and her mother in law helping her. i have some new baby faced assassins for you. (darya) it will be sloane stephens versus madison keys in saturday's u.s. open women's final. the unseeded stephens earned a spot in her first grand slam
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final by outlasting no. 9 venus williams, 1-6, 6-0, 7-5. stephens quickly went up a service break in the third set, but she eventually trailed 5-4 and was two points from defeat before taking the last three games. the rally ended williams' quest to reach the final for the first time in 15 years. stephens is just the fourth unseeded player to reach the u.s. open women's final in the 49 years of the open era, and the first since roberta vinci in 2015. the 15th-seeded keys rolled to a 6-1, 6-2 win over no. 20 coco vandeweghe (van'-duh-way) to reach her first grand slam final. keys won 19 of the first 22 points and raced to a
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5-0 lead in an opening set that lasted just 23 minutes. she continued to dominate despite an upper right leg injury that caused her to call the trainer to be taped midway through the second set. the men's semifinals are friday.
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( mark ) a killer clown
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could create a record breaking opening at the box office this weekend.(darya) the big screen adaptation of "it" could have the largest opening in september. analysts predict the film could make as much as 75 million dollars. the film is based off of the best-selling stephen king novel. "it" could also set the record for the highest opening for a horror film.( mark ) another film opening this weekend is a rom-com called "home again. it stars reese witherspoon as a single mom with unconventiona l house guests. it's rated pg-13. (darya) a lot of drivers are hitting animals on bay area freeways. a new report from u-c davis says our roads are the most dangerous for coyotes, deer, and other wildlife. (mark) researchers say the bay area has the most roads in the state that are the worst for roadkill and near-misses. interstate 2-80 is the worst with 386 collisions reported last year. that cost nearly 875-thousand dollars in cleanup and maintenance.
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second worst is highway 101 in marin county. that's followed by highway 13 from oakland to berkeley, and highway 24. researchers say more fencing in the worst spots would pay for itself in money saved from cleanup. seven day (darya) that's it for us this morning... our next this morning... our next newscast is at 5 o clock tonight. (mark)don't forget, you can stay connected on our mobile app, kron four dot com and on our facebook and twitter feeds.
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