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here is a live look at the embarcadero. ( marty ) here is dave spahr with the weather. (dave)slight cooling is forecast over the weekend, but temperatures will remain warmer than normal. locally windy conditions are expected saturday and saturday night, mainly in the north bay hills. an upper level low may bring showers to portions of southern california early next week, with slight shower chances
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extending as far north as monterey county. ( marty ) santa rosa police are searching for a murder
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suspect involved in a home invasion. police tell us four other suspects have been arrested in this violent crime. kron 4's spencer blake spoke with police who are asking for help from the community to track down this suspect. the hair color could be a tell- tale feature of amber hembree, also known as skittles - that is, if her hair is still bright pink now.it was, as recently as thursday morning when, after getting chased by police, she crashed this van over in vallejo.all five people inside were wanted for two home invasion robberies in santa rosa earlier in the morning...one of which was deadly.police arrested three men after the crash, and caught the fourth thursday night back in santa rosa.but hembree got away."they saw her
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running from the van and into the neighborhood. we did a thorough swat search with two different swat teams. we searched about a three-block radius and we couldn't find her."a sheriff's spokesman says the 20-year-old is from the richmond, virginia area, and doesn't have any friends, family, or contacts in vallejo. this surveillance image shows her leaving the crash scene thursday.sergeant spencer crum says hembree is likely armed and dangerous."you know, female violent crime is not real common but as we get these marijuana robberies, we're seeing groups of people doing this type of activity." of the five people allegedly involved, only one man is from santa rosa. the other three are from virginia, too, though they have addresses listed in mississippi and new york, too. "the investigators are working on all the different contacts and leads and how this all plays out and it's gonna be a pretty intricate connection of people in how this plays out." crum thinks hembree will try to make it back to virginia, but what we don't know is her mode of transportation....nor whether she has changed her appearance. ( marty ) four masker robbers are still on the loose in the east bay. police say they held a family inside their fremont home at gunpoint. the masked thieves demanded cash and ransacked the house, stealing 8-thousand dollars worth of items. they also
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pistol whipped family members. ( marty ) a big story we are following this morning ... cleanup and repairs are underway at the corner of el camino real and norte dame avenue in san mateo where a 24 inch water main burst. that flooded a nearby school, church and a half dozen homes on thursday morning. kron4's maureen kelly reports on the extensive damage to the school gym. natsthe sounds of skill saws nats and suction pumps could be heard inside the st matthew's catholic school gymnasium....instead of bouncing balls and squeaking sneakers.....since yesterday's flooding waterlogged the gym floor so badly it needs to be cut up and taken out.check out this section where the wood has already been removed. you can see the water still under teh floorboards that needs to be pumped out.it's a heartbreak for many parents here who did a lot of fundraising to make this nearly new gym a reality.the gym is definitely a special building on campus for years ago we worked really hard to get this to happen so it's not that old. it's a beautiful building but the good news is
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all this happened before the children were on campus everybody safe everybody's ok and we will rebuild the gym and the floor and we should be in good shape in another couple monththe school's director of student affairs says it could two months before it's ready for the students to play on again but other schools are stepping up to help. we have a pretty large athletic program. we are about three weeks away from finishing our basketball season but we've had a lot of offers from other catholic schools other public schools and right now we're trying to put together a plan that will enable all of our children to still finish the basketball seasonthe building was also home to the one kindergarten classroom that was impacted. these little tables are being dried out and moved to an alternate room and will be ready to go on monday when the school reopens.the soggy carpets were stripped away from the church..and the flood water removed that filled the baptismal font yesterday. fans and dehumidifiers have been at work to dry out the chapel..so it will hopefully be ready for worshipper by saturday's 5 pm mass. maureen kelly kron4 news.
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( marty ) happening now in san francisco... police are investigating a suspicious death near union square. it happened wednesday night on post street. police found an unconscious man who died at the scene. the victim is identified as 31-year-old andrew emmett. detectives say he had injuries that were consistent with a homicide. investigators say the evidence led them to petaluma where they detained three people of interest. emmett's exact cause of death is unknown. ( marty ) coming up on the kron 4 weekend news ...bart is launching a new campaign asking riders to mind their manners while on board. ( marty )plus ... a proposed state law that would prevent some kids from playing tackle football.we'll hear from those on both sides of the issue. ( marty ) and the c-d-c says the fight against the flu is not over.coming up ... where the bay area stands in the fight.
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morning ... the c-d-c is cautioning that the deadly and scary flu season may not have yet reached its peak. ten children died in the u-s this week alone. increasing the total number of children killed by the flu this season to 63. flu hospitalization s nationally have also been on the rise over the past five weeks. here are the latest flu death numbers in the bay area.. eight in contra costa county three in alameda county... six in santa clara county... three in san mateo county four in sonoma and six in solano ( marty ) despite those numbers ... local doctors say there is a slight bit of hope in northern california ... a decline in "infuenza a".they say that strain reached its peak weeks ago ... and fewer cases of it have been showing up at hospitals.and while that's good news, doctors say they are seeing a slow increase in "influenza b".
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level off we just cant predict what it will do>( marty ) while the flu vaccine has proved to be less successful for preventing "influenza -a", its effectiveness on "influenza b" is still to be determined. doctors stress that there is still time to get the flu shot ... if you have not already done ( dave )mild and mostly sunny today, but some winds...your forecast is next ! next !
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toss to weather. (dave)slight cooling is forecast over the weekend, but temperatures will remain warmer than normal. locally windy conditions are expected saturday and saturday night, mainly in the north bay hills. an upper level low may bring showers to portions of southern california early next week, with slight shower chances extending as far north as monterey county.
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( marty )( marty )( marty ) happening now... bart hopes
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posters designed by local art students will remind riders of proper etiquette when riding the trains. it's part of an effort to boost business, because ridership is down at night. graphic design students from california collge of the arts came up with the posters that remind riders of basics like keeping seats open for people, not your bags, and giving up a seat for a pregnant woman. even though this is common sense ... bart riders we spoke to appreciate the idea. < "i think it will draw more attention to it becasue it's more creative. it's colorful. and people walking by they're more likely to pay attention to it just because how the posters are." "i think it's a very beneficial movement i think any effort to make the bart more accessible and mroe useful for any person in the
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san francisco bay area is very good.">( marty ) the students say they hope these designs helps people of all ages. the posters will be up later this month. ( marty ) a new plan at the state capitol could ban tackling in football... until high school. kron 4's justine waldman explains that supporters say it will protect young players from repetitive blows to the head. danny williams / yepsf natsno more tackles until high school. that is what a new law proposes for kids playing football in california. democratic assembly members kevin mccarty of sacramento and lorena gonzalez fletcher of san diego are behind the "safe youth football act".writing."the science is clear: head injuries sustained at a young age can harm kids for the rest of their lives." "developing skills through flag football before high school is sound public policy from a health and safety standpoint."sot even in flag football you can get a concussiondanny williams is the president of yep sf a youth football program with several locations in the bay area. he tells me, kids need to learn how to tackle, block
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and score safely ..sot it parents think it is ok we think the fundamentals developing at a young age are importantnats tom bradythe lawmakers argue even nfl stars like tom brady played non- contact football.after years of denials, the nfl has acknowledged a link between head blows and brain disease. and agreed in 2015 to a $1 billion settlement with former players.the state has strengthened concussion protocols which includes teaching parents, players and coaches how to recogize the signs of a concussion.. williams worries if kids start tackle football later it will impair their skills from developing, and making them competitive. sot we don't want them falling behind when it comes to scholarships for collegenats of cheering yeah!!! justine similar legislation has been introduced in illinois and new york. the act here will be considered in the spring. justine waldman kron 4 news.
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( marty ) baseball season is back... and happening today... the giants are hosting their annual fan-fest at a-t-and-t park. the gates open at 10 am ... and it's free for everyone to attend...but fans are already in line. they'll be able to get on the field, collect autographs... and attend q- and-a sessions with the players and coaches. the players scheduled to attend include... buster posey... madison bumgarner... hunter pence and the two big off-season pickups... evan longoria and andrew mccutchen. giants single game tickets also go on sale starting at eight this ( marty ) still ahead ...ninersquarterback jimmy garoppolo gets paid ... big time. he becomes the new face of the franchise.
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gary radnich breaks down his contract in sports. live look outside... richmond bridge (ácommercialá)
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dentists are going to really want to recommend pronamel strong and bright. it helps to strengthen and re-harden the enamel. it also has stain lifting action. it's going to give their patients the protection that they need and the whiter teeth that they want. ♪ (áábreakáá) when you have been looking for a franchise quarterback for a very long time... you do whatever it takes to lock him down to a long-term deal. the 49ers handed jimmy garoppolo the largest contract in nfl history. today the team held a press conference at 49ers headquarters.
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after only starting five games with the niners... garoppolo signed a five-year deal worth 137 and a half million dollars thursday night. the 49ers couldn't contain their excitement... they adorned levi's stadium with a banner welcoming the garoppolo family back to the bay area."we wanted to make jimmy a 49er for a long, long time. is there, do you have to have some faith for that? absolutely, but he earned that faith that we have in him". "this is where i want to be, honestly. i wanted to get this deal done as fast as possible, and it's only going to help our team going forward, going into free agency, and it's 75 degrees out here. it's not a snowstorm like chicago. we just came from that, so i can speak on that. it's a lot better here. you know, i don't know. there's other factors that go into it, too. that's a big part. and so it's just, i don't know, i wanted to be here i was excited to be here, and i'm happy we got it done as fast as we did." we head down to monterey for round two of the pebble beach pro-am --beautiful day to play
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some golf... great weather conditions... high 60's -- we start with the celebrities bill murray... misses the birdie putt in the 12th hole the comedian actor has some fun... he pushes a vonlunteer. --larry fitzgerald is not only a great wide receiver finds the bottom of the cup for a long birdie putt kevin steelman and the future hall of fame have a six stroke lead heading into moving day -- as for the pro's... dustin johnson birdies his 17th hole he's tied for the lead at 12 under par with beau hossler the warriors will face the spurs saturday night at oracle arena... but draymond green will be playing on thin ice. the three-time warriors all-star has 14 technicals, two away from being suspended for one game. this week he has received three techincals along with
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ejection tuesday night against oklahoma city. this season the warriors lead the n-b-a with 35 head coach, steve kerr adressed the team's problem during practice live look outside... san mateo bridge.
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here's a live look at the bay bridge. ( marty ) dave spahr has your forecast... (dave)slight cooling is forecast over the weekend, but temperatures will remain
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warmer than normal. locally windy conditions are expected saturday and saturday night, mainly in the north bay hills. an upper level low may bring showers to portions of southern california early next week, with slight shower chances extending as far north as monterey county.
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( marty ) san pablo police are looking for a man who is possibly connected to two armed robberies. the man you see in this surveillance video is a suspect in a pair of armed robberies at la esperanza express store in san pablo. the store owner says in the most recent robbery ... the robber's left hand was covered by a latex glove. san pablo police say ... the same store was robbed at gunpoint in december ... and there were two masked robbers wearing latex gloves. those gloves may be an attempt to conceal finger prints ... which could reveal the robber's identity. ( marty ) if you think you recognize the man ...you can anonymously contact the san pablo police department.
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( marty ) in the east bay... a wanted fugitive is dead following a police pursuit. it happened thursday evening on golf course road in antioch. police say they were trying to take the suspect into custody when at least one officer opened fire. the man killed as been identified as 40-year-old lloyd harris junior. police say harris was wanted by multiple agencies. ( marty ) in the east bay... a former high school teacher has been sentenced to five years probation. that includes six months on house arrest. corine audiat was arrested in 20-16 for having sex with an underage student. a judge dismissed four charges in exchange for a no contest plea. audiat has to register as a sex offender, and surrendered her teaching credential. she is also required to stay away from the victim ( marty ) in oakland... the d-m-v oakland coliseum office will be closed all next week. it's all because thieves stole copper pipes, causing thousands of dollars worth of flooding damage. d-m-v
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workers found the building flooded on wednesday. police say thieves stole copper pipes from the heating and a-c units on the roof...which caused the massive flooding. the office will continue to conduct scheduled driving tests, and the d-m-v will honor appointments at other locations... for the complete list of nearest offices log onto kron4 dot com... ( marty ) protecting and preserving our precious bay waters. is a big job. and in marin county, you might be surprised at how many filthy and dangerous items are found along the coastline. stanley roberts shows us in this edition of people behaving badly. there are treasures to be to be found on along the richardson bay shore line in marin county and these are venetian blinds you know what you do with those you ever seen when they puts slats inside chain link fences so when i said treasures, i was being facetious what you can
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find are thing that shouldn't be on the shoreline this is a photo of syringes that were found under highway 101 by a retiree who spends a lot of time on the shoreline getting exercise and cleaning the beach he declined to show his face on camera but he agreed to take me on tour he told me how this area is being trashed and when i say trashed i mean whole bags of trash like the one in this photo he snapped but he goes further there is a whole contingent of people that live on their boats who as you would say they behave badly, by throwing their garbage and worse of all their sewage and needles into the bay but from this vantage point you don't really see many boats which could be cause the problem so i placed a call to the marin county sheriff's office and the flood gates opened .this video was sent to me it shows a sailboat being dragged ashore and then it shows this a bucket filled with capped and uncapped syringes that almost ended up in richardson bay ááááso apparently there is
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some truth to the notion that debris from boats is washing ashore the sailboat was deemed not seaworthy and was at risk of sinking.. so under a relatively new harbor and navigation code it gets removed just like this boat, the problem is when these boats sink all the debris inside the boats end up washing up on the beach including something worse this bucket was used as a toilet... it has a rope attached so it can be tossed into the water and everything in it which washes up on the shoreline pretty much i walk the shoreline every day on a regular basis i find 5 gallon painters buckets full of human defecation bit 55 gallon bags full of human defecation but is this part of a bigger issue that is something we will look at in a future addition of people behaving badly in marin county stanley roberts kron 4 news after the break ... we'll tell you about the first
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contest of the winter olympics ... and the political tension that took place on opening night. live look outside... san mateo bridge. (ácommercialá) the first contest in the
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winter olympics in south korea was a political one. at the opening ceremony, u-s vice president mike pence was seen sitting just feet away from the sister of north korean leader kim jong un. natasha chen explains how each move - or lack thereof - played a part in diplomatic relations with the rogue regime. as pyeongchang olympic
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athletes prepared for the competition of their lives - a political competition brewed in the v-i-p seats.these world leaders did not follow the pre-arranged seating chart - and vice president mike pence ended up feet away from kim yo jong - the sister of north korean leader kim jong un.vice president mike pence: we'll continue to seize every opportunity to ensure that north korea does not use the powerful imagery and backdrop of the olympics to paper over an appalling record of human records.but north korea went for a propaganda victory - as kim shook hands with the leaders of south korea - before watching the two nations' athletes march under one flag.pence did not clap or react.christian whiton, former state dept. senior adviser in trump & bush administrations: it was important for him, and his party felt the same way not to be seen smiling and shaking hands with the representative of this abhorrent regime.pence even met with north korean defectors in seoul.vice president mike pence: you represent millions of people from north korea who long to be free as well. adam mount, north korea expert, federation of american scientists: he's saying some important things about human rights, but at the
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same time, it's clear that we're being left behind on the diplomatic front.left behind - because some analysts say the u-s lacks a clear strategy to rally international pressure against north korea's worst offenses.jamie metzel: and as nk and sk move toward closer relations to each other, the united states is many ways on the outside. so the us and sk alliance is really at risk in a way it hasn't been in years. but pence emphasized the u-s and south korea are united in working toward a denuclearized peninsula.in washington, i'm natasha chen reporting. ( marty ) still ahead ... two east bay cities are teaming up to provide affordable housing. a closer look at who will be able to call the latest development in emeryville ... their home. live look outside... san francisco international airport.
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( marty ) live look outside...sutro tower.
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dave spahr is here with your weather forecast. (dave)slight cooling is forecast over the weekend, but temperatures will remain warmer than normal. locally windy conditions are expected saturday and saturday night, mainly in the north bay hills. an upper level low may bring showers to portions of southern california early next week, with slight shower chances extending as far north as monterey county. ( marty@landing ) its tough
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finding affordable housing in the bay area . federal bay area .housing in the affordable finding its tough ) marty@landing ( ( marty@landing ( marty@landing ) its tough finding affordable
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housing in the bay area . federal housing statistics estimate ... 12 -million renters and homeowners ... now pay more than 50-percent of their annual income for housing. bay area cities know this crisis all too well ... and in emeryville ... there's a brand new development where rents are a relative bargain. but as kron 4's philipp djegal explains ... you have to qualify to get in. welton jordan/nats- "87 units. you'll probably have four to five hundred people living here." four years... and countless hours of tough
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negotiations between more than a dozen agencies later... and, now desperately needed affordable housing is coming to the city of emeryville construction on estrella vista on san pablo avenue began in june... a 64-million dollar project. and, the apartment complez should be ready to start housing families the summer of 20-19. welton jordan/nats- "for this building, we'll probably have thousands of applicants, of which we can only house 87." welton jordan is vice president of real estate development for e-a-h housing. a non-profit affordable housing developer... managing more than 100- properties in the bay area... estrella vista is their latest project. and, the best part of this project when it's all finished... is that all of the units inside -- will be considered 100- percent affordable housing. ally medina/vice mayor- "that means that people making 30 to 60-percent of the area median income will be able to afford to live here, and the rent will be based on their salary and income." the area median income for a family of four in alameda county is
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97,400 dolllars. emeryville vice mayor ally medina says 70-percent of her city is made up of renters -- and she's one of them.ally medina/vice mayor- "even though the city of emeryville was able to give the land and a loan of four and a half million dollars, we would not be able to make this project happen by ourselves. we were really appreciative of our partners." one of those partners -- being the city of oakland... a fitting collaboration since the new development sits on the border of both cities.michele byrd/dir. oak housing/comm. dev.- "the city of oakland provided about pretty much four to five million dollars, and that way, we'll have 30 units dedicated to oakland residents." michele byrd is director of housing and community development for the city of oakland. she says in addition to the estrella vista project... the city has received 16 new applications from developers to build more affordable housing.michele byrd/dir. oak housing/comm. dev.- "and, we're looking at hopefully over the next three to five years, with those 16 applications, to build about 15-hundred units of affordable housing." in 20-11, a state supreme court ruling resulted in the elimination of all 400 california
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redevelopment agencies... which typically funded affordable housing projects. losing r-d-a's puts more of a burden on developers like e-a-h housing to secure funding for these projects. often developers rely on the state density bonus law to expand projects and build more units. the density bonus law is a state housing mandate that allows developers who qualify to skirt zoning ordinances and increase a project's density by up to 30-percent, if a certain amount of the building is set aside for affordable housing. welton jordan/eah housing- "it probably allowed us to go an extra story up." and a few extra units here and a few extra units there may not sound like a lot... but with the bay area experiencing a housing crisis... every little bit counts. philippe djegal, kron four news. ( marty ) for your money this morning ... the equifax breach may be worse than originally suspected. personal information including tax i-d's and driver's license details may have been exposed.
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more than 140-million customers were affected by last years breach ... according to confidential documents provided by equifax. they show license, state and issue data might have been compromised.in response to the breach, equifax has offered free credit freezes through june 30th. freezing your credit helps prevent new accounts being opened in ( marty ) amazon is getting ready to give u-p-s and fed-ex a run for their money. the company will soon offer a shipping service called "shipping with amazon". the service is part of a pilot program that will start in los angeles and roll out to other cities later this year. drivers would pick up packages from third-party amazon sellers ... and deliver them to consumers. it's the latest move by amazon to create its own freight and parcel delivery coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... we'll tell you about twin sisters who gave birth on the same day. ( marty ) here's a live look at kirkwood this morning...
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live look outside... san francisco embarcadero. (áco twin sisters in
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california gave birth to their babies just hours apart. and this isn't the first time they were pregnant at the same time.. the sisters delievered their babies within hours of each other in san diego county.. they say they've always had a strong bond... the first time there were overlapping pregnancies....it was two months apart. then it was 8 months.. and now -- it came right down to the same day...
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enjoyed sharing pregnancies.... but at least for now...say there are no plans for more (steve) they were literally dancing on the ceiling at the world's first zero-gravity dance party! the venue was a customized airbus. dancers enjoyed up to 30 seconds of weightlessness during each eight- thousand-foot descent of the flight. the airbus is usually used for astronaut training and scientific research. more than 30-thousand people entered a competition to win a spot on the flight. winners were chosen from south korea, australia, england and the u-s. ( marty ) these four young girls are joining the cub scouts...marking the first time in the organization's 108-year history. thursday marked the founding of "boy scouts of america"...and a lot has changed since 19-10... it was a milestone moment for these girls who have now paved the way for future generations looking to break gender barriers.
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( dave )mild and mostly sunny today, but we'll battle some winds...your forecast is next ! ♪ ♪ with the chase mobile app, michaela deprince could pay practically anyone, at any bank, all while performing a grand jeté between two grand pianos. she could... in a commercial. in real life she uses it to pay her sister, from her couch, for that sweater she stained. what sweater? (phone buzzes) life, lived michaela's way. chase. make more of what's yours. ( marty ) here is a live look at
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the embarcadero. ( marty ) here is dave spahr with the weather. weather.spahr with the here is dave ( marty ) here is dave spahr with the weather.weather.
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( marty ) santa rosa police are searching for a murder suspect involved in a home invasion. police tell us four other suspects have been arrested in this violent crime. kron 4's spencer blake spoke with police who are asking for help from the community to track down the hair color could be a tell- tale feature of amber hembree, also known as skittles - that is, if her hair is still bright pink now.it was, as recently as thursday morning when, after getting chased by police, she crashed this van over in vallejo.all five people inside were wanted for two home invasion robberies in santa rosa earlier in the morning...one of which was deadly.police arrested three men after the crash, and caught the fourth thursday night back in santa rosa.but hembree got away."they saw her
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running from the van and into the neighborhood. we did a thorough swat search with two different swat teams. we searched about a three-block radius and we couldn't find her."a sheriff's spokesman says the 20-year-old is from the richmond, virginia area, and doesn't have any friends, family, or contacts in vallejo. this surveillance image shows her leaving the crash scene thursday.sergeant spencer crum says hembree is likely armed and dangerous."you know, female violent crime is not real common but as we get these marijuana robberies, we're seeing groups of people doing this type of activity." of the five people allegedly involved, only one man is from santa rosa. the other three are from virginia, too, though they have addresses listed in mississippi and new york, too. "the investigators are working on all the different contacts and leads and how this all plays out and it's gonna be a pretty intricate connection of people in how this plays out." crum thinks hembree will try to make it back to virginia, but what we don't know is her mode of transportation....nor whether she has changed her appearance. ( marty ) four masked robbers are
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still on the loose in the east bay. police say they held a family inside their fremont home at gunpoint. the masked thieves demanded cash and ransacked the house, stealing 8-thousand dollars worth of items. they also pistol whipped family ( marty ) a big story we are following this morning ... cleanup and repairs are underway at the corner of el camino real and norte dame avenue in san mateo ... where a 24 inch water main burst. it flooded a half dozen homes ... and a nearby church and school on thursday. the flooding waterlogged the school gym floor ... and now it needs to be cut up and taken out.it's a heartbreak for many parents here who did a lot of fundraising to make this nearly new gym a reality. the school says it could be two months before it's ready for the students to play on again ... but other schools are stepping up to < we have a pretty large athletic program. we are about three weeks away from
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finishing our basketball season but we've had a lot of offers from other catholic schools other public schools and right now we're trying to put together a plan that will enable all of our children to still finish the basketball season>( marty ) as for the church ... the soggy carpets were stripped away.fans and dehumidifiers have been at work to dry out the chapel. the church hopes it will be ready for worshippers by today's 5 p-m mass. ( marty ) happening now in san francisco... police are investigating a suspicious death near union square. it happened wednesday night on post street. police found an unconscious man who died at the scene. the victim is identified as 31-year-old andrew emmett. detectives say he had injuries that were consistent with a homicide. investigators say the evidence led them to petaluma where they detained three people of interest. emmett's exact cause of death is unknown. ( marty ) a woman from livermore... was arrested after allegedly causing a deadly crash that killed two people last year. it happened on stanley boulevard in livermore the
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night before thanksgiving. police say lauren davis was driving drunk when she swerved off the road, rolling her car several times. 16 -year-old violet campbell died at the scene. 25-year-old alexys garcia died a week later from her injuries. davis is being charged with murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while ( marty ) coming up on the kron 4 weekend news ...bart is launching a new campaign asking riders to mind their manners while on board. ( marty )plus ... a proposed state law that would prevent some kids from playing tackle football.we'll hear from those on both sides of the issue. ( marty ) and the c-d-c says the fight against the flu is not over.coming up ... where the bay area stands in the fight. it's time for the 'ultimate sleep number event'
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to 63. flu hospitalization s nationally have also been on the rise over the past five weeks. here are the latest flu death numbers in the bay area.. eight in contra costa county three in alameda county... six in santa clara county... three in san mateo county four in sonoma and six in solano countires. ( marty ) despite those numbers ... local doctors say there is a slight bit of hope in northern california ... a decline in "infuenza a".they say that strain reached its peak weeks ago ... and fewer cases of it have been showing up at hospitals.and while that's good news, doctors say they are seeing a slow increase in "influenza b". ( marty ) while the flu vaccine has proved to be less
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successful for preventing "influenza -a", its effectiveness on "influenza b" is still to be determined. doctors stress that there is still time to get the flu shot ... if you have not already done so. ( dave )mild and mostly sunny today, but we'll battle some winds...your forecast is next ! ( marty ) for the weekend: come on down and help recover some lost walking trails in san francisco. volunteers interested in helping will need to meet up at laguna honda hospital in san francisco. the event will be from 9 am to 12 pm ... and it's free. (ácommercialá) here's a live look at
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kirkwood this morning... ( marty ) morning...kirkwood this look
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at here's a live here's a live look at kirkwood this morning... ( marty ) here's a live look at the embarcadero this morning. toss to weather. (dave)slight cooling is forecast over the weekend, but temperatures will remain warmer than normal. locally windy conditions are expected saturday and saturday night, mainly in the north bay hills. an upper level low may bring showers to portions of southern california early next week, with slight shower chances extending as far north as monterey county.
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( marty ) happening now. bart hopes posters designed by local art students will remind riders of proper etiquette when riding the trains. it's part of an effort to boost business, because
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ridership is down at night. graphic design students from california collge of the arts came up with the posters that remind riders of basics like keeping seats open for people, not your bags, and giving up a seat for a pregnant woman. even though this is common sense ... bart riders we spoke to appreciate the idea. < "i think it will draw more attention to it becasue it's more creative. it's colorful. and people walking by they're more likely to pay attention to it just because how the posters are." "i think it's a very beneficial movement i think any effort to make the bart more accessible and mroe useful for any person in the san francisco bay area is very good.">( marty ) the students say they hope these designs helps people of all ages. ( marty ) a new plan at the state capitol could ban tackling in football... until high school. kron 4's justine waldman explains that supporters say it will protect young players from repetitive blows to the head. danny williams / yepsf natsno
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more tackles until high school. that is what a new law proposes for kids playing football in california. democratic assembly members kevin mccarty of sacramento and lorena gonzalez fletcher of san diego are behind the "safe youth football act".writing."the science is clear: head injuries sustained at a young age can harm kids for the rest of their lives." "developing skills through flag football before high school is sound public policy from a health and safety standpoint."sot even in flag football you can get a concussiondanny williams is the president of yep sf a youth football program with several locations in the bay area. he tells me, kids need to learn how to tackle, block and score safely ..sot it parents think it is ok we think the fundamentals developing at a young age are importantnats tom bradythe lawmakers argue even nfl stars like tom brady played non-
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contact football.after years of denials, the nfl has acknowledged a link between head blows and brain disease. and agreed in 2015 to a $1 billion settlement with former players.the state has strengthened concussion protocols which includes teaching parents, players and coaches how to recogize the signs of a concussion.. williams worries if kids start tackle football later it will impair their skills from developing, and making them competitive. sot we don't want them falling behind when it comes to scholarships for collegenats of cheering yeah!!! justine similar legislation has been introduced in illinois and new york.will be considered in the spring. justine waldman kron 4 news. ( marty ) baseball season is back... and happening today... the giants are hosting their annual fan-fest at a-t-and-t park. the gates open at 10 am ... and it's free for everyone to attend...but fans are already in line. they'll be able to get on the
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field, collect autographs... and attend q-and-a sessions with the players and coaches. the players scheduled to attend include... buster posey... madison bumgarner... hunter pence and the two big off-season pickups... evan longoria and andrew mccutchen. giants single game tickets also go on sale starting at eight this morning. ( marty ) still ahead ...ninersquarterback jimmy garoppolo gets paid ... big time. he becomes the new face of the franchise. gary radnich breaks down his contract in sports. live look outside... richmond bridge
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when you have been looking for a franchise quarterback
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for a very long time... you do whatever it takes to lock him down to a long-term deal. the 49ers handed jimmy garoppolo the largest contract in nfl history. today the team held a press conference at 49ers headquarters. after only starting five games with the niners... garoppolo signed a five-year deal worth 137 and a half million dollars thursday night. the 49ers couldn't contain their excitement... they adorned levi's stadium with a banner welcoming the garoppolo family back to the bay area."we wanted to make jimmy a 49er for a long, long time. is there, do you have to have some faith for that? absolutely, but he earned that faith that we have in him". "this is where i want to be, honestly. i wanted to get this deal done as fast as possible, and it's only going to help our team
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going forward, going into free agency, and it's 75 degrees out here. it's not a snowstorm like chicago. we just came from that, so i can speak on that. it's a lot better here. you know, i don't know. there's other factors that go into it, too. that's a big part. and so it's just, i don't know, i wanted to be here i was excited to be here, and i'm happy we got it done as fast as we did." we head down to monterey we head down to monterey for round two of the pebble beach pro-am --beautiful day to play some golf... great weather conditions... high 60's -- we start with the celebrities bill murray... misses the
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birdie putt in the 12th hole the comedian actor has some fun... he pushes a vonlunteer. --larry fitzgerald is not only a great wide receiver finds the bottom of the cup for a long birdie putt kevin steelman and the future hall of fame have a six stroke lead heading into moving day -- as for the pro's... dustin johnson birdies his 17th holethe lead at 12 under par with beau hossler the warriors will face the spurs saturday night at oracle arena... but draymond green will be playing on thin ice. the three- time warriors all-star has 14 technicals, two away from being suspended for one game. this week he has received three techincals along with ejection tuesday night against oklahoma city. this season the warriors with 35 head coach, steve kerr adressed the during practice live look outside... golden gate bridge.. (ácommercialá) you could generate your own energy,
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look at the bay bridge. ( marty ) dave spahr has your forecast... (dave)slight cooling is forecast over the weekend, but temperatures will remain warmer than normal. locally windy conditions are expected saturday and saturday night, mainly in the north bay hills. an upper level low may bring showers to portions of southern california early next week, with slight shower chances extending as far north as monterey county.
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( marty ) san pablo police are looking for a man who could be connected to a pair of armed robberies. one of them was caught on surveillance video. kron 4's haaziq madyun shows us the video... the man you see in this
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surveillance video is suspected of being involved in a pair of armed robberies here at la esperanza express store in san pablo. luis romero owns the storesothe demanded money holding a pistol in his right hand. his left hand was covered by a latex glove. this video was recorded in january. san pablo police investigators say the same store was robbed at gunpoint in december. there were two masked suspects wearing latex gloves in that robbery...police say one of them resembles the man you see heresotthe latex glove may be an attempt to conceal finger prints which could reveal the robber's identity. romero has only been open for five months, has been robbed twice, possibly by the same person nat/sot haaziqhave you ever seen this guy before or...?sot
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in the wake of the two robberies, romero is increasing the number of surveillance cameras, closing up earlier, and making sure least two people in the store at all times. if you think you recognize the man in this video...you can anonymously contact the san pablo police department. they would like to hear from you...in san pablo haaziq madyun kron4news ( marty ) in the east bay... a wanted fugitive is dead following a police pursuit. it happened thursday evening on golf course road in antioch. police say they were trying to take the suspect into custody when at least one officer opened fire. the man killed as been identified as 40-year-old lloyd harris junior. police say harris was wanted by multiple agencies. ( marty ) in the east bay... a former high school teacher has been sentenced to five years probation. that includes six months on house arrest. corine audiat was arrested in 20-16 for having sex with an underage student. a judge dismissed four charges in exchange for a no contest plea.
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audiat has to register as a sex offender, and surrendered her teaching credential. she is also required to stay away from the victim for ten years. ( marty ) in oakland... the d-m-v oakland coliseum office will be closed all next week. it's all because thieves stole copper pipes, causing thousands of dollars worth of flooding damage. d-m-v workers found the building flooded on wednesday. police say thieves stole copper pipes from the heating and a-c units on the roof...which caused the massive flooding. the office will continue to conduct scheduled driving tests, and the d-m-v will honor appointments at other locations... for the complete list of nearest offices log onto kron4 dot com... ( marty ) protecting and preserving our precious bay waters. is a big job. and in marin county, you might be surprised at how many filthy and dangerous items are found along the coastline. stanley roberts shows us in this edition of people behaving badly.
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there are treasures to be to be found on along the richardson bay shore line in marin county and these are venetian blinds you know what you do with those you ever seen when they puts slats inside chain link fences so when i said treasures, i was being facetious what you can find are thing that shouldn't be on the shoreline this is a photo of syringes that were found under highway 101 by a retiree who spends a lot of time on the shoreline getting exercise and cleaning the beach he declined to show his face on camera but he agreed to take me on tour he told me how this area is being trashed and when i say trashed i mean whole bags of trash like the one in this photo he snapped but he goes further there is a whole contingent of people that live on their boats who as you would say they behave badly, by throwing their garbage and worse of all their sewage and needles into the bay but from this vantage point you don't really see
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many boats which could be cause the problem so i placed a call to the marin county sheriff's office and the flood gates opened .this video was sent to me it shows a sailboat being dragged ashore and then it shows this a bucket filled with capped and uncapped syringes that almost ended up in richardson bay ááááso apparently there is some truth to the notion that debris from boats is washing ashore the sailboat was deemed not seaworthy and was at risk of sinking.. so under a relatively new harbor and navigation code it gets removed just like this boat, the problem is when these boats sink all the debris inside the boats end up washing up on the beach including something worse this bucket was used as a toilet... it has a rope attached so it can be tossed into the water and everything in it which washes up on the shoreline pretty much i walk the shoreline every day on a regular basis i find 5 gallon painters buckets full of human defecation bit 55 gallon bags full of human defecation but is this part of a bigger issue that is something we will
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look at in a future addition of people behaving badly in marin county stanley roberts kron 4 news after the break ... we'll tell you about the first contest of the winter olympics ... and the political tension that took place on opening night. live look outside... san mateo bridge. (ácommercialá) ways to lose stubborn belly fat. the roasted core wrap. 3, 2, 1... not cool. freezing away fat cells with coolsculpting? now that's cool! coolsculpting safely freezes and removes fat cells with little or no downtime. and no surgery. results and patient experience may vary. some rare side effects include temporary numbness,
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in south korea was a political one. at the opening ceremony, u-s vice president mike pence was seen sitting just feet away from the sister of north korean leader kim jong un. natasha chen explains how each move - or lack thereof - played a part
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in diplomatic relations with the rogue regime. as pyeongchang olympic athletes prepared for the competition of their lives - a political competition brewed in the v-i-p seats.these world leaders did not follow the pre-arranged seating chart - and vice president mike pence ended up feet away from kim yo jong - the sister of north korean leader kim jong un.vice president mike pence: we'll continue to seize every opportunity to ensure that north korea does not use the powerful imagery and backdrop of the olympics to paper over an appalling record of human records.but north korea went for a propaganda victory - as kim shook hands with the leaders of south korea - before watching the two nations' athletes march under one flag.pence did not clap or react.christian whiton, former state dept. senior adviser in trump & bush administrations: it was important for him, and his party felt the same way not to be seen smiling and shaking hands with the representative of this abhorrent regime.pence even met with north korean defectors in seoul.vice president mike pence: you represent millions of people from north korea who long to be free as well. adam mount,
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north korea expert, federation of american scientists: he's saying some important things about human rights, but at the same time, it's clear that we're being left behind on the diplomatic front.left behind - because some analysts say the u-s lacks a clear strategy to rally international pressure against north korea's worst offenses.jamie metzel: and as nk and sk move toward closer relations to each other, the united states is many ways on the outside. so the us and sk alliance is really at risk in a way it hasn't been in years. but pence emphasized the u-s and south korea are united in working toward a denuclearized peninsula.in washington, i'm natasha chen reporting. ( marty ) in another significant diplomatic encounter ... the south korean president has been invited to travel to north korea, following a formal invitation from the sister of north korean leader kim jong-un.this potentially sets up the first meeting of korean leaders since 2007. ( marty ) still ahead ... big decisions need to be made when a loved one passes
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away.next .... an in- depth look at the unconventional way some bay area people are choosing to be buried. (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) ( marty ) here's a live
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look at yosemite falls this morning... ( marty ) live look outside...sutro tower. dave spahr is here with your weather forecast. (dave)slight cooling is forecast over the weekend, but temperatures will remain warmer than normal. locally windy conditions are expected saturday and saturday night, mainly in the north bay hills. an upper level low may bring showers to portions of southern
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california early next week, with slight shower chances extending as far north as monterey county. ( marty ) the bay area has long
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been known for being at the forefront of the environmental movement. but there are only a few places in the bay area where the 'earth
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conscious' can go to their final resting place .... without negitively impacting the planet. kron4's maureen kelly has an up close look at one mill valley cemetary that is part of this growing (sound of walking thru leaves this man may look like he's taking a hike thru the woods, but he's on his way to bring a bouquet of white roses to his mother's gravesite."hey mama" there's no tombstones here in the green section of the fernwood cemetary in mill valley...a rock marks the final resting place of spencer's mother.because his mother was a very private person spencer asked that her name and his last name, not be used in this report.he says having an environmentally friendly burial was one of his mother's last requests. literally body to earth, no chemicals no embalming and she wanted to be recycled back into the earth. and she said i don't want to be in a box for all eternityfernwood has been a cemetary since the late 1800's but in 2004 a new earth
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conscious owner took it over and has devoted a section to bury those who want their final step in life to have as small of a footprint as possible.most of the gravesites are dug by hand....and the bodies that go in them are not emblamed. (bird chrip)there's no lush chemically treated lawn in the green section, which is also a certified wildlife habitat. those who are buried here can choose to go underground in an unfinished pine box, or a wicker casket....or wrapped in a shroud.while they still offer traditional burials here at fernwood, they are finding more customers are interesting in going into the ground in a greener way than wha't been common practice for decades. metal caskets are not biodegradable by any means neither are heavy wooden caskets and all the interiors are not biodegradable, embalming is toxic to the ground so therefore it's not green at all(maureen)while of green burial means going back to the old ways of doing
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things here at fernwood they've added a modern component. a chip is buried in every grave site that can be detected with this rita right here. it helps identify the person who's buried beneath the earth, it's basically a high tech tombstoneit's their one exception to their rule of no non biogradible items going under ground in green section, and it's done so visitors can still find the graves sites of their loved ones in casethe boulders marking the gravesite get moved.at first spencer was skeptical to the notion that he first wrote off as new age. but since her mother's burial late last year, he's come to embrace it.i realize it's not new age at all it's old age. and what is new age is coffins chemicals, not being returned back to the whole, it's a terrible word to use but, decomposing process back into the earth and i'm completely sold on the process now so much so i came back a couple weeks later about the lot right next-doorfernwood says plots in their green section start at about 10 grand less than the plots in their traditional cementary area, making green burial not only better for the environment, but also cheaper way to go, maureen kelly kron4 news.
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( marty ) ( marty )( marty ) for your money this morning ... the equifax breach may be worse than originally suspected. personal information including tax i-d's and driver's license details may have been exposed. more than 140-million customers were affected by last years breach ... according to confidential documents provided by equifax. they show license, state and issue data might have been compromised.in response to the breach, equifax has offered free credit freezes through june 30th. freezing your credit helps prevent new accounts being opened in your name. ( marty ) amazon is
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getting ready to give u-p-s and fed-ex a run for their money. the company will soon offer a shipping service called "shipping with amazon". the service is part of a pilot program that will start in los angeles and roll out to other cities later this year. drivers would pick up packages from third-party amazon sellers ... and deliver them to consumers. it's the latest move by amazon to create its own freight and parcel delivery network. coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... we'll tell you about twin sisters who gave birth on the same day. (ácommercialá) twin sisters in
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california gave birth to their babies just hours apart. and this isn't the first time they were pregnant at the same time.. the sisters delievered their babies within hours of each other in san diego county.. they say they've always had a strong
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bond... the first time there were overlapping pregnancies....it was two months apart. then it was 8 months.. and now -- it came right down to the same day...
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the flight. winners were chosen from south korea, australia, england and the u-s. ( marty ) these four young girls are joining the cub scouts...marking the first time in the organization's 108-year history. thursday marked the founding of "boy scouts of america"...and a lot has changed since 19-10... it was a milestone moment for these girls who have now paved the way for future generations looking to break gender barriers. ( dave )mild and mostly sunny today, but we'll battle some winds...your forecast is next !
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( marty ) here is a live look at the embarcadero. ( marty ) here is dave spahr with the weather. weather.
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( marty ) santa rosa police are searching for a murder suspect involved in a home invasion. police tell us four other suspects have been arrested in this violent crime. kron 4's spencer blake spoke with police who are asking for help from the community to track down this suspect. the hair color could be a tell- tale feature of amber hembree,
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also known as skittles - that is, if her hair is still bright pink now.it was, as recently as thursday morning when, after getting chased by police, she crashed this van over in vallejo.all five people inside were wanted for two home invasion robberies in santa rosa earlier in the morning...one of which was deadly.police arrested three men after the crash, and caught the fourth thursday night back in santa rosa.but hembree got away."they saw her running from the van and into the neighborhood. we did a thorough swat search with two different swat teams. we searched about a three-block radius and we couldn't find her."a sheriff's spokesman says the 20-year-old is from the richmond, virginia area,
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and doesn't have any friends, family, or contacts in vallejo. this surveillance image shows her leaving the crash scene thursday.sergeant spencer crum says hembree is likely armed and dangerous."you know, female violent crime is not real common but as we get these marijuana robberies, we're seeing groups of people doing this type of activity." of the five people allegedly involved, only one man is from santa rosa. the other three are from virginia, too, though they have addresses listed in mississippi and new york, too. "the investigators are working on all the different contacts and leads and how this all plays out and it's gonna be a pretty intricate connection of people in how this plays out." crum thinks hembree will try to make it back to virginia, but what we don't know is her mode of transportation....nor whether she has changed her appearance. ( marty ) four masked robbers are still on the loose in the east bay. police say they held a family inside their fremont home at gunpoint. the masked thieves demanded cash and ransacked the house, stealing 8-thousand dollars worth of items. they also pistol whipped family members. ( marty ) a big story we are following this morning ... cleanup and repairs are underway at the corner of el camino real and norte dame avenue in san mateo where a 24 inch water main burst. that flooded a nearby school, church and a half dozen homes on thursday morning.
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kron4's maureen kelly reports on the extensive damage to the school gym. natsthe sounds of skill saws nats and suction pumps could be heard inside the st matthew's catholic school gymnasium....instead of bouncing balls and squeaking sneakers.....since yesterday's flooding waterlogged the gym floor so badly it needs to be cut up and taken out.check out this section where the wood has already been removed. you can see the water still under teh floorboards that needs to be pumped out.it's a heartbreak for many parents here who did a lot of fundraising to make this nearly new gym a reality.the gym is definitely a special building on campus for years ago we worked really hard to get this to happen so it's not that old. it's a beautiful building but the good news is all this happened before the children were on campus everybody safe everybody's ok and we will rebuild the gym and the floor and we should be in good shape in another couple monththe school's director of student affairs says it could two months before it's ready for the students to play on again but other schools are stepping up to help. we have a pretty large athletic program. we are about three weeks away from
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finishing our basketball season but we've had a lot of offers from other catholic schools other public schools and right now we're trying to put together a plan that will enable all of our children to still finish the basketball seasonthe building was also home to the one kindergarten classroom that was impacted. these little tables are being dried out and moved to an alternate room and will be ready to go on monday when the school reopens.the soggy carpets were stripped away from the church..and the flood water removed that filled the baptismal font yesterday. fans and dehumidifiers have been at work to dry out the chapel..so it will hopefully be ready for worshipper by saturday's 5 pm mass. maureen kelly kron4 news. ( marty ) happening now in san francisco... police are investigating a suspicious death near union square. it happened wednesday night on post street. police found an unconscious man who died at the scene. the victim is identified as 31-year-old andrew emmett. detectives say he had injuries that were
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consistent with a homicide. investigators say the evidence led them to petaluma where they detained three people of interest. emmett's exact cause of death is unknown. ( marty ) a woman from livermore... was arrested after allegedly causing a deadly crash that killed two people last year. it happened on stanley boulevard in livermore the night before thanksgiving. police say lauren davis was driving drunk when she swerved off the road, rolling her car several times. 16 -year-old violet campbell died at the scene. 25-year-old alexys garcia died a week later from her injuries. davis is being charged with murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. ( marty ) coming up on the kron 4 weekend news ...bart is launching a new campaign asking riders to mind their manners while on board. ( marty )plus ... a proposed state law that would prevent some kids from playing tackle football.we'll hear from those on both sides of the issue. ( marty ) and the c-d-c says the fight against the flu is not over.coming up ... where the bay area stands in
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... the c-d-c is cautioning that the deadly and scary flu season may not have yet reached its peak. ten children died in the u-s this week alone. increasing the total number of children killed by the flu this season to 63. flu hospitalization s nationally have also been on the rise over the past five weeks. here are the latest flu death numbers in the bay area.. eight in contra costa county three in alameda county... six in santa clara county... three in san mateo county four in sonoma and six in solano countires. ( marty ) despite those numbers ... local doctors say there is a slight bit of hope in northern california ... a decline in "infuenza a".they say that strain reached its peak weeks ago ... and fewer cases of it have been showing up at hospitals.and while
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that's good news, doctors say they are seeing a slow increase in "influenza b". ( marty ) while the flu vaccine has proved to be less successful for preventing "influenza -a", its effectiveness on "influenza b" is still to be determined. doctors stress that there is still time to get the flu shot ... if you have not already done ( dave )mild and mostly sunny today, but we'll battle some winds...your forecast is next ! ( marty ) for the weekend: come on down and help recover some lost walking trails in san francisco. volunteers interested in helping build will need to meet up at laguna
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honda hospital. the event will be from 9 am to 12 pm ... and it's free. (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) (áábreakáá)(ácommercialá) here's a look at half
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dome in yosemite this morning ... ( marty ) here's a live look at the embarcadero this morning. toss to weather. (dave)slight cooling is forecast over the weekend, but temperatures will remain warmer than normal. locally windy conditions are expected saturday and saturday night, mainly in the north bay hills. an upper level low
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may bring showers to portions of southern california early next week, with slight shower chances extending as far north as monterey county.
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( marty ) happening now. bart hopes posters designed by local art students will remind riders of proper etiquette when riding the trains. it's part of an effort to boost business, because ridership is down at night. graphic design students from california collge of the arts came up with the posters that remind riders of basics like keeping seats open for people, not your bags, and giving up a seat for a pregnant woman. even though this is common sense ... bart riders we spoke to appreciate the idea. < "i think it will draw more
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attention to it becasue it's more creative. it's colorful. and people walking by they're more likely to pay attention to it just because how the posters are." "i think it's a very beneficial movement i think any effort to make the bart more accessible and mroe useful for any person in the san francisco bay area is very good.">( marty ) the students say they hope these designs helps people of all ages. ( marty ) a new plan at the state capitol could ban tackling in football... until high school. kron 4's justine waldman explains that supporters say it will protect young players from repetitive blows to the head. danny williams / yepsf natsno more tackles until high school. that is what a new law proposes for kids playing football in california. democratic assembly members kevin mccarty of sacramento and lorena gonzalez fletcher of san diego are behind the "safe youth football act".writing."the science is clear: head injuries sustained at a young age can harm kids for the rest of their lives."
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"developing skills through flag football before high school is sound public policy from a health and safety standpoint."sot even in flag football you can get a concussiondanny williams is the president of yep sf a youth football program with several locations in the bay area. he tells me, kids need to learn how to tackle, block and score safely ..sot it parents think it is ok we think the fundamentals developing at a young age are importantnats tom bradythe lawmakers argue even nfl stars like tom brady played non- contact football.after years of denials, the nfl has acknowledged a link between head blows and brain disease. and agreed in 2015 to a $1 billion settlement with former players.the state has strengthened concussion protocols which includes teaching parents, players and coaches how to recogize the signs of a concussion.. williams worries if kids start tackle football later it will impair their skills from developing, and making them competitive. sot we don't want them falling behind when it
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comes to scholarships for collegenats of cheering yeah!!! justine similar legislation has been introduced in illinois and new york. the act here will be considered in the spring. justine waldman kron 4 news. ( marty ) baseball season is back... and happening today... the giants are hosting their annual fan-fest at a-t-and-t park. the gates open at 10 am ... and it's free for everyone to attend...but fans are already in line. they'll be able to get on the field, collect autographs... and attend q-and-a sessions with the players and coaches. the players scheduled to attend include... buster posey... madison bumgarner... hunter pence and the two big off-season pickups... evan longoria and andrew mccutchen. giants single game tickets
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also go on sale starting at eight this morning. ( marty ) still ahead ...ninersquarterback jimmy garoppolo gets paid ... big time. he becomes the new face of the franchise. gary radnich breaks down his contract in sports. live look outside... richmond bridge
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when you have been looking for a franchise quarterback for a very long time... you do whatever it takes to lock him down to a long-term deal. the 49ers handed jimmy garoppolo the largest contract in nfl history. today the team held a press conference at 49ers headquarters.
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after only starting five games with the niners... garoppolo signed a five-year deal worth 137 and a half million dollars thursday night. the 49ers couldn't contain their excitement... they adorned levi's stadium with a banner welcoming the garoppolo family back to the bay area."we wanted to make jimmy a 49er for a long, long time. is there, do you have to have some faith for that? absolutely, but he earned that faith that we have in him". "this is where i want to be, honestly. i wanted to get this deal done as fast as possible, and it's only going to help our team going forward, going into free agency, and it's 75 degrees out here. it's not a snowstorm like chicago. we just came from that, so i can speak on that. it's a lot better here. you know, i don't know. there's other factors that go
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into it, too. that's a big part. and so it's just, i don't know, i wanted to be here i was excited to be here, and i'm happy we got it done as fast as we did." we head down to monterey for round two of the pebble beach pro-am --beautiful day to play some golf... great weather conditions... high 60's -- we start with the celebrities bill murray... misses the birdie putt in the 12th hole the comedian actor has some fun... he pushes a vonlunteer. --larry fitzgerald is not
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only a great wide receiver finds the bottom of the cup for a long birdie putt kevin steelman and the future hall of fame have a six stroke lead heading into moving day -- as for the pro's... dustin johnson birdies his 17th hole he's tied for the lead at 12 under par with beau hossler the warriors will face the spurs saturday night at oracle arena... but draymond green will be playing on thin ice. the three-time warriors all-star has 14 technicals, two away from being suspended for one game. this week he has received three techincals along with ejection tuesday night against oklahoma city. this season the warriors lead the n-b-a with 35 head coach, steve kerr adressed the team's problem during practice live look outside... san mateo bridge. (ácommercialá) here's a live look from
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sutro tower looking at the golden gate bridge. ( marty ) dave spahr has your forecast...
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(dave)slight cooling is forecast over the weekend, but temperatures will remain warmer than normal. locally windy conditions are expected saturday and saturday night, mainly in the north bay hills. an upper level low may bring showers to portions of southern california early next week, with slight shower chances extending as far north as monterey county. ( marty )
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( marty ) san pablo police are looking for a man who is possibly connected to two armed robberies. the man you see in this surveillance video is a suspect in a pair of armed robberies at la esperanza express store in san pablo. the store owner says in the most recent
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robbery ... the robber's left hand was covered by a latex glove. san pablo police say ... the same store was robbed at gunpoint in december ... and there were two masked robbers wearing latex gloves. those gloves may be an attempt to conceal finger prints ... which could reveal the robber's identity. ( marty ) if you think you recognize the man ...you can anonymously contact the san pablo police department. ( marty ) in the east bay... a wanted fugitive is dead following a police pursuit. it happened thursday evening on golf course road in antioch. police say they were trying to take the suspect into custody when at least one officer opened fire. the man killed as been identified as 40-year-old lloyd harris junior. police say harris was wanted by multiple agencies. ( marty ) in the east bay... a former high school teacher has been sentenced to five years probation. that includes six months on house arrest.
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corine audiat was arrested in 20-16 for having sex with an underage student. a judge dismissed four charges in exchange for a no contest plea. audiat has to register as a sex offender, and surrendered her teaching credential. she is also required to stay away from the victim for ten years. ( marty ) in oakland... the d-m-v oakland coliseum office will be closed all next week. it's all because thieves stole copper pipes, causing thousands of dollars worth of flooding damage. d-m-v workers found the building flooded on wednesday. police say thieves stole copper pipes from the heating and a-c units on the roof...which caused the massive flooding. the office will continue to conduct scheduled driving tests, and the d-m-v will honor appointments at other locations... for the complete list of nearest offices log onto kron4 dot com... ( marty ) protecting and preserving our precious bay waters. is a big job.
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and in marin county, you might be surprised at how many filthy and dangerous items are found along the coastline. stanley roberts shows us in this edition of people behaving badly. there are treasures to be to be found on along the richardson bay shore line in marin county and these are venetian blinds you know what you do with those you ever seen when they puts slats inside chain link fences so when i said treasures, i was being facetious what you can find are thing that shouldn't be on the shoreline this is a photo of syringes that were found under highway 101 by a retiree who spends a lot of time on the shoreline getting exercise and cleaning the beach he declined to show his face on camera but he agreed to take me on tour he told me how this area is being trashed and when i say trashed i mean whole bags of trash like the one in this photo he snapped
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but he goes further there is a whole contingent of people that live on their boats who as you would say they behave badly, by throwing their garbage and worse of all their sewage and needles into the bay but from this vantage point you don't really see many boats which could be cause the problem so i placed a call to the marin county sheriff's office and the flood gates opened .this video was sent to me it shows a sailboat being dragged ashore and then it shows this a bucket filled with capped and uncapped syringes that almost ended up in richardson bay ááááso apparently there is some truth to the notion that debris from boats is washing ashore the sailboat was deemed not seaworthy and was at risk of sinking.. so under a relatively new harbor and navigation code it gets removed just like this boat, the problem is when these boats sink all the debris inside the boats end up washing up on the beach including something worse this bucket was used as a toilet... it has a rope attached so it can be tossed into the water and everything in it which washes up on the shoreline
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pretty much i walk the shoreline every day on a regular basis i find 5 gallon painters buckets full of human defecation bit 55 gallon bags full of human defecation but is this part of a bigger issue that is something we will look at in a future addition of people behaving badly in marin county stanley roberts kron 4 news after the break ... we'll tell you about the first contest of the winter olympics ... and the political tension that took place on opening night.
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♪ ♪ with the chase mobile app, michaela deprince could pay practically anyone, at any bank, all while performing a grand jeté between two grand pianos. she could... in a commercial. in real life she uses it to pay her sister, from her couch, for that sweater she stained. what sweater? (phone buzzes) life, lived michaela's way. chase. make more of what's yours. the first contest in the winter olympics in south korea was a political one. at the opening ceremony, u-s vice president mike pence was seen sitting just feet away from the sister of north korean leader kim jong un. natasha chen explains how each move - or lack thereof -
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played a part in diplomatic relations with the rogue regime. as pyeongchang olympic athletes prepared for the competition of their lives - a political competition brewed in the v-i-p seats.these world leaders did not follow the pre-arranged seating chart - and vice president mike pence ended up feet away from kim yo jong - the sister of north korean leader kim jong un.vice president mike pence: we'll continue to seize every opportunity to ensure that north korea does not use the powerful imagery and backdrop of the olympics to paper over an appalling record of human records.but north korea went for a propaganda victory - as kim shook hands with the leaders of south korea - before watching the two nations' athletes march under one flag.pence did not clap or react.christian whiton, former state dept. senior adviser in
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trump & bush administrations: it was important for him, and his party felt the same way not to be seen smiling and shaking hands with the representative of this abhorrent regime.pence even met with north korean defectors in seoul.vice president mike pence: you represent millions of people from north korea who long to be free as well. adam mount, north korea expert, federation of american scientists: he's saying some important things about human rights, but at the same time, it's clear that we're being left behind on the diplomatic front.left behind - because some analysts say the u-s lacks a clear strategy to rally international pressure against north korea's worst offenses.jamie metzel: and as nk and sk move toward closer relations to each other, the united states is many ways on the outside. so the us and sk alliance is really at risk in a way it hasn't been in years. but pence emphasized the u-s and south korea are united in working toward a denuclearized peninsula.in washington, i'm natasha chen reporting. ( marty ) in another significant diplomatic encounter ... the south korean president has been invited to travel to north korea, following a formal invitation from the sister of north korean leader kim jong-un.this potentially sets up the first meeting of korean leaders since 2007. ( marty ) we're seeing nice weather across the bay area ... but the state is in
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need of some rain. what experts say about the bay area heading back into drought territory. ( marty ) live look outside... san mateo bridge. here's another look at
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halfdome in yosemite this morning... ( marty ) live look outside...sutro tower. dave spahr is here with your weather forecast. (dave)slight cooling is forecast over the weekend, but temperatures will remain warmer than normal. locally windy conditions are expected
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saturday and saturday night, mainly in the north bay hills. an upper level low may bring showers to portions of southern california early next week, with slight shower chances extending as far north as monterey county. ( marty ) speaking of weather ...
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drought concerns are back in california.... rainfall across the region is barely half .... of what history tells us it should be. but as kron four's rob fladeboe reports... one long time bay area weather- watcher says... we are ánotá in drought territory just yet. rob fladeboe/morgan hill "...hard to believe that anderson reservoir here in morgan hill was full and about to spill over and flood coyote creek just about a year, but what a difference a year makes..."the calendar says it's early february but you wouldn't know it judging from the dazzling display put on by the flowering pear trees that are blooming more than a little early across the bay area. tulip trees like this one are out early too and we don't usually see such a profusion of wild mustard until march or later. it's as if the trees think winter has
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come and gone. the odds of this being a normal rainfall year are slim and none says adjunct san jose state meteorology professor jan null. jan null/golden gate weather service"....in most places in california, it's none, historically with this little rainfall this late, we've never reached normal, in a couple of places like san francisco which has records going back to the gold rush, we've gotten back to normal twice but the odds of doing so this year are very slight..." rainfall across the region is little more than half of normal. december was incredibly dry, almost no rain. most of the rain we've had fell in january whle february has been dry and unseasonably warm and there's no rain on the immediate horizon. in the south bay, reservoirs are just 26 percent full even though the underground aquifer is in good shape. on the upside, professor null recently tweeted a message that one year a drought does not make. jan null/golden gate weather
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servicerob fladeboe/morgan hill".....a lack of rain is not the only reason reservoir levels are so low here....it's also because the level has to comply with dtate earthquake with dtate has to comply because the level here....it's also levels are so low reason reservoir is not the only ".....a lack of rain hill fladeboe/morgan hill".....a lack of rain is not the only reason reservoir levels are so low here....it's also because the level has to comply with dtate earthquake safety standards.." ( marty ) for your money this morning ... the equifax breach may be worse than originally suspected. personal information including
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tax i-d's and driver's license details may have been exposed. more than 140-million customers were affected by last years breach ... according to confidential documents provided by equifax. they show license, state and issue data might have been compromised.in response to the breach, equifax has offered free credit freezes through june 30th. freezing your credit helps prevent new accounts being opened in your name. ( marty ) amazon is getting ready to give u-p-s and fed-ex a run for their money. the company will soon offer a shipping service called "shipping with amazon". the service is part of a pilot program that will start in los angeles and roll out to other cities later this year. drivers would pick up packages from third-party amazon sellers ... and deliver them to consumers. it's the latest move by amazon to create its own freight and parcel delivery network. ( marty ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... there's something for date night... or a family outing. we're running down
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what's new at the box office. (ácommercialá) a trio of new movies are
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in theaters this weekend to heat up the box office. david daniel has a preview of what's now showing. "christian! i'm going to build you a fabulous house.""please stop speaking to my husband as if i weren't here."love and marriage are just the beginning in "fifty shades freed." the final film in the erotic romance trilogy is looking to tie up the weekend title, as box office watchers predict a debut of 30-million dollars or more.(nat) "you know they set traps in my bed?" "he's a rabbit! he wouldn't hurt anyone!""peter rabbit" bounds into theaters, with james corden providing the voice of the devil-may-care hare from the classic children's stories. the family film figures to nab an opening
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weekend haul of around 16- million dollars."i don't know, man. you ever just feel like life is just pushing us toward something -- like, some greater purpose?"clint eastwood directs "the 15-17 to paris," with the real-life heroes who stopped that 20-15 train attack playing themselves in the bio-pic. analysts are looking at a debut of 10-to-12 million dollars for the tinseltown take on the true-life tale. in hollywood, i'm david daniel. ( marty ) marvel studios is celebrating 10 years of movie making. take a look at this impressive lineup. the studio posted a video of an october photo shoot... featuring more than 80 actors and filmmakers from the marvel cinematic universe. back in 2008 ... the first marvel film hit theaters. it was "iron man" ... starring robert downey junior. marvel's new movie... "black panther" comes out next week. ( marty ) speaking of marvel movies ... the first teaser trailer for the comic book movie "venom" is out. tom hardy stars as a photographer who changes into a scary beast named venom ...
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spider-mans arch-enemy. the movie was partially filmed here in san francisco ... and takes place in the city.the movie doesn't hit theaters until october. adlib seven day. thats kron 4 news weekend thats kron 4 news weekend for this saturday morning... i'm marty gonzalez. from all of us thanks for watching. join us for kron4 news weekend tomorrow morning starting at 8 o'clock ... and tonight for kron 4 news at eight. it's time for the 'ultimate sleep number event'
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