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(pam) tonight... the nation to our south is on after a large earthquake strikes... rattling buildings and nerves throughout much of mexico... including the capitol of mexico city. good eveneing, i'm pam moore.(steve) and i'm steve aveson. a pretty big aftershock followed the initial seven- point-two magniture quake. grant lodes is closely tracking the situation and joins us with what we know right now. (grant) the good news tonight...even in oaxacca...where the quake was centered...no reports of injuries or death. the 7-point-2 earthquake was in
south-eastern mexico...but was felt hundreds of miles away...and shook buildings in mexico city...about a five hour drive away. the quake struck around 3:40 our time this afternoon. video is emerging tonight video... taken 38 stories up...showing lights swinging. the massive quake set of the quake alert system... causing people in the capitol to run out of offices and buildings. there was not major shaking in the sapitol...but neverves are frayed tonight... because just last september a magnitude 7.1 quakecaused 369 a magnitude 7.1 quakecaused 369 deaths in the capital and nearby states. this is video from then. this is video from then. many
buildings in mexico city are still damaged. (grant) we first told you about this massive quake with a push alert on our kron-4 mobile app. stay connected on breaking news when it happens...by downloading it today..and enabling alerts. (steve) another big story we're tracking. calls for f-b-i director christopher wray to resign. after it was revealed the bureau did not act on a tip about the accused florida gunman.(pam) from our partners at c-n-n.. kyung lah reports ... on the signs that were missed ahead of wednesday's massacre. as police comb through the crime scene where 17 innocent victims were gunned down wednesday, the fbi admits - they did not act on a warning that may have prevented the massacre. josh campbell:"this is the nightmare where you look back and identify perhaps that perhaps information in your holdings that could have saved lives."on january 5th, a person close to nikolas cruz
reported specific details about his guns and his intent to carry out a school shooting to the fbi ..information the bureau says should have been handled as a potential threat to life, but wasn't. nat sound: the fbi says protocols were not followed.josh campbell: "this is an organization of human beings, even some of the most advanced training in the world, there is absolutely no way to eliminate human error." in a statement, fbi director christopher wray writes graphic:"we have spoken with victims and families, and deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific tragedy"the january tip is just the latest in a long line of red flags raised by neighbors, classmates and social media users. warnings that if acted upon, may have saved children.according to the county school superintendent, cruz was expelled from stoneman douglas high school last year. disciplinary records show he was involved in an assault last january. afterwards, the school recommended a threat assessment- but it is unclear
what came of it.tyler salamone went to elementary school with cruz.kyung lah:"what would have led him to do this?"tyler salamone: "i don't know what could have led him to do this i just know that no one's really been there for him." tyler salamone went to elementary school with cruz. the two attended smaller classes for students with developmental issues.tyler salamone:"every time when i would see him he would start to get angry, and kind of close upwhen the kids would walk in and bully him, outcast him, he would close up and go into his shell. he was autistic and had anxiety so he had difficulty."nat sound:more recently concerned neighbors took this video of cruz in his backyard, wearing what looks like a red trump campaign hat and boxer shorts, shooting what appears to be a bb gun since 2010, police had been called to his home 39 times for domestic disturbances, abuse and one report of a mentally ill person- though cruz's involvement is unclear. (pam) (pam) meanwhile, broward
county public defender howard finkelstein tells c-n-n, the shooter plans to enter a guilty plea for his crimes. finkelstein says, the plea is not only to avoid the death penalty, but also to avoid a long, painful trial for all involved. (steve) new tonight at 8. tragedies like these all begin with some getting their hands on a gun... sometimes legally sometimes not. tonight kron 4's dan kerman takes a look at what's involved in buying a gun legally in california, and what role gun shop owners have in refusing to sell a gun. he joins us tonight from the peninsula... dan kerman/standup 00-07gun shop owners say they do have a say as to who buys a gun and that is even before the californai department of justice weighs inbuying a gun in california is not as simple as going to a gun shop, trying one off the rack and taking it home with you.sot john parkin/coyote point armory 14-20california has a 10 day cooling off period so once they buy their gun if cleared they can pick it up in ten days.john parkin with coyote point armory says at the time of purchase buyers must submit their drivers license and then are asked a series of questions, all of which are
then transmitted by computer to the california department of justice for a background check 10 days later a person can pick up their firearm if they pass, or will be refunded their money if they don't. but gun shop owners also have the discretion to refuse to sell someone a gunsotvery few but it has happenedparkin says there are a variety of red flags some more noticable than otherssotif you have someone come in and they are reaking of alcohol or marijuana, we're not going to sell you a firearm. if you come in and you just don't seem right, we have the right to refuse service and we do. parkin says all employees are on the lookout for someone who doesn't seem right, but the ultimately he or his partner make the final decision about sales. standup dan kerman 119- 129parkin says in the last 3 years he says the california doj has said no to less than 10 gun buyers.. but that is not a surprise. he says anyone who knows they wont pass the background check aren't getting a fire arm at a gunshop dan kerman kron 4 news.136/std
(steve) two days after the deadly mass shooting in florida. an east bay school district held active shooter training.(pam) the training had actually been scheduled long before wednesday's tragedy. but it had a heightened sense of urgency following the florida killings. this was held for teachers in the oakland unified school district. among the tactics discussed ... keeping all doors on campus locked during school hours. a district spokesperson says, the more training there is... the better prepared staff will be. this is the fourth training session so far this year. (steve) a middle school teacher in san jose is behind bars...accused of possessing child pornography. this is the teacher...47-year-old clifford pappadakis. he was a physical education teacher and a track and field coach at willow glen middle school. an investigation began last september when
parents saw him taking pictures of female students. pappadakis was placed on administrative leave once police got involved. detectives searched his seized computer and found numerous inappropriate images. officers issued a warrant and arrested him wednesday. (steve) a north bay family is feeling grateful tonight after a car involved in a high speed chase came close to crashing through their home.(pam) that vehicle crashed into seven cars .. setting them on fire... (ots) kron four's terisa estacio is in santa rosa on this story.. angelina "very scary for me, i am still scared."and here is why this north bay resident was so scared... these are pictures shared with kron four news taken moments after a car nearly crashed into her home. it all started, according to police, when a man stole a dodge - then sped off with the owners chasing after him. jerome. i was certain there were going to be fatalities. jerome strach - a photographer was out working late thursday night dropping off a client when he heard sirens. he
grabbed his camera, and got to work.jerome. as i walked closer, i saw pretty signifant fire. what i learned that the driver hit 7 parked cars, it looked like a grenade went off. police say a driver of a stolen vehicle caused the inferno. he was some how ejected, fire fighters found him several feet away and took him to the hospital.for jerome, angelina and her family, they are just grateful, that they are all safe.angelina. i just have anxiety now.andriana. we were just thinking, it could have come through the house.jerome. it could have been really bad, and all so unnecessary, i have been reflecting on it all day. (estacio )and there is this... jerome says the owners of the stolen car, also got involved in this... more on that, coming up on kron four news at 6. te
(steve) new at 8. it was an accident that could have ended his law enforcement career..a suspect rammed his patrol car in the summer of 2016, leaving a walnut creek police officer with brutal injuries. (pam) but he battled back and returned to work full-time today.kron 4's justine waldman got in the patrol car with him ... for his triumphant return to duty. 19 months agon, walking back to his patrol car seemed impossible for walnut creek officer tom brown, n july of 2016, a suspect he was after intentionally drove into his
patrol head-on.sot my brain could think he is going to hit me but i didn't have time to move out of the waythe crash crushed his right left.it took 52 staples to close it, and three surgeries.plus he broke his left hand, nose and two ribs.sot the surgeon told me i might not be able to keep my leg because of the damage officer brown tells me, it's been a long road to recovery. without the help of his fellow officers, the community, friends and family and the titanium bolts in his leg.he would not be standing here today.sot everything was catastrophic the collision my injuries what my family had to endurenow back working full-time, he got to put his uniform onmaking him feel whole again.sot this your shoulder patch and your badge id you as an officer felt good to put those on today? yeah it felt great.the suspect who hit officer brown, is now in prison.and the k9 the suspect, stabbed while officers tried to arrest him, also recovered but just retired.officer brown, feels blessed to be back at work, doing the job he loves.in walnut creek justine waldman kron 4 news.
coming up at eight.. east bay police nab a east bay at eight.. coming up at eight.. east bay police nab a suspect accused in an armed robbery. the one thing he did that investigators say, links him to several more crimes. plus. at least five are killed when a big rig overturns on a california highway...what happened in the moments before the crash. the most popular test to check for the flu.. is not always accurate... next at 8... the new tool a local clinic is using that could help stop the virus from spreading.
has become more deadly among children, but the outbreak may be getting closer to a peak. the cdc says flu activity remains high, but it did not increase significantly during the past week. however 22 more children have died. bringing the total to 84 since october. this year's flu season has been particularly challenging, because this year's vaccine has only been 36 percent effective. (steve) another issue making flu season harder is the fact that the most common flu tests are far from perfect. and sometimes result in false negatives. (pam) that can put lives at risk ... and contribute to the spread of the virus. but as kron four's rob fladeboe reports, now there is a better, more accurate test available. tarajean lee has recovered after recently testing postive for the flu here at stanford health care's menlo medical clinic in menlo park.tarajean lee/diagnosed with the flu "....i was out of work for for days, it just really knocked me down...."fortunately for tarajean, the clinic has one of these. it's a diagnostic
tool, a machine that looks for the flu virus in a different way and is far more effective than conventional tests says dr. anthony powell.dr. anthony powell/menlo medical clinic "...this test uses what's called nucleic amplification, it's very accurate, so for influenza b it's 100-percent sensitive and for influenza a it's 90-95 percent sensitive so it's much, much better..." traditional rapid flu tests, still the most common type, requires a swab deep in the nasal cavity and are just 50-70 percent accurate, says the cdc, which can produce false negatives, meaning a patient with the flu may not know it.dr. anthony powell "...so we can get you treated when you need the therapy, and we can feel confidant that you actually have the flu and that our test is accurate and we can be proactive in treated members of your family and that can make a big difference in the spread of the flu..." and that is huge given the fact that the cdc also says
are two pictures of him. investigators say, he is a suspect in the murder of his grandparents. they add, foss is an experienced outdoorsman... and may be be living in a park or wooded area. they say, he should be considered armed and dangerous. (pam) in the east bay... police have arrested a suspect dubbed -- the 'latex glove' bandit. giovanni mendoza was taken into custody yesterday. police say, they found mendoza with 5-thousand dollars cash... marijuana and a couple of guns. investigators say, evidence links him to four robberies throughout san pablo and richmond. this is video of one of the robberies - at a convenience store in san pablo back in december. police say, mendoza allegedly robbed this exact location twice. (pam) a fiery southern california freeway crash involving an out-of-control big-rig .... has killed at least five people. the c-h-p says, a big rig was on the ten- freeway in rialto, when it veered toward the median. rialto in is san
bernardino county. police say, that big rig crashed through a guardrail and burst into flames before striking a number of cars. the cause of the crash is under investigation. now to our four zone forecast. taking a live look outside at s-f-o.(steve) kron-4's chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is here now with the forecast lawrence karnow: it was another beautiful day with sunshine all the way to the coast today. some highs even hit the low 70s while at the beach it was cool and in the 50s and 60s. it will be a crisp and cold night if you going out. overnight lows will again be in the 30s and 40s. on the satellite you can see high pressure sitting over california and bringing sunny and dry weather to the bay area. tomorrow it will be slightly warm too. highs will be in the 60s to low 70s inland with 50s and 60s at the
coast. a big change will come on sunday as a cold storm dives into california. sunday will be partly cloudy and much cooler with highs only in the 50s. overnight lows starting sunday night will be very cold and in the 20s and 30s. we will see a few more clouds on monday with a slight chance of showers. the weather will them be mostly dry but unseasonably cool through next weekend. new ahead at 8 apple devices are getting infected with a new bug... how a simple text...could shut down your phone. plus. new ahead at 8
apple devices are getting infected with a new bug... how a simple text...could shut down your phone. plus. they are called cyber- squatters... people who buy up website names.. and try to hold them hostage. now, it's happening to a local lawmaker and she is fighting back. ((gary sports tease))coming up a little bit later in this broadcast alicia is here on friday that means emails. you better have someone ripping me and make this segment work... we want the negativity that will sell. is tiger woods going to play golf on saturday and sunday? also are the warriors at the all-star weekend... good and bad. (steve) here is what we are tracking tonight at 9
when you type in a website to your address bar ... you would assume it takes you to the correct site.(steve) that isn't the case when you visit london breed dot com, however. something unusual happens if you visit london breed.com. (nats)type it in--and it directs you to mark leno's website-- breed's opponent in the race for san francisco mayor.breed's campaign confirms they inquired about getting the naming rights back--but whoever owns londonbreed.com--demanded 99 thousand dollars for it. campaign reps say when they refused to pay--this happened. her opponents page now pops up.
khalil reporting. it's still unknown just who is responsible for the website confusion... but london breed's team is looking into it. (pam) president trump is appealing a temporary block put in place against his new birth control rules. an appeal was filed in san francisco court earlier today. back in december, a federal court blocked the trump administration from rolling back obamacare's birth control mandate. under trump's rules, employers could cite religious or moral objections to deny the coverage. but the judge said, the administration failed to give enough notice before implementing the changes. coming up at eight.. a local c-h-p officer is
being recognized ... after helping rescue stranded drivers twice in two days.... what he did today. plus. a dog food recall over concerns it could contain a euthanasia drug. and next. a woman under house arrest, in connection with a triple fatal d-u-i crash..... is turned in to police... over what she was seen doing on social media. ((lawrence tease))i'm kron 4 chief meteorologist lawrence karnow.coming up, i will take a look at your 7 day forecast. details are right after the break. at stanford health care, we can now simulate the exact anatomy of a patient's brain before surgery. if we can do that, imagine what we can do for seizures. and if we can fix damaged heart valves without open heart surgery,
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(pam) young students joined forces with activists and college students for a rally at u-c berkeley today. ááánats of students chanting "what do we want? dream act. when do we want it? now."ááá the young demonstrators are appealing to lawmakers to save daca... and the deffered action for childhood arrivals program. they are also defending temporary protected status.... calling for full citzenship rights for all immigrants. the rally was
considered a field trip for the students from local elementary and high schools in oakland. their absences from class were excused for the event. (pam) new tonight at 8. the c=h=p says, one of its officers is on a roll.. after putting out a car fire yesterday.... he rescued another person today. (steve) here are the two incidents puckett helped out with. today he helped a driver up a steel hill... after she had crashed off of state route four. police say her car was nearly 300 feet down an embankment.... and yesterday...c=h-p says officer puckett single handedly put out a car fire. this was on highway 80 near cummings skyway in crockett. a driver had crashed into the center divider. thankfully good samaritans pulled him to safety. (steve) now to our four zone forecast. you're looking live at the golden gate bridge.(pam) kron-4's chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us with a look ahead lawrence karnow: it was
another beautiful day with sunshine all the way to the coast today. some highs even hit the low 70s while at the beach it was cool and in the 50s and 60s. it will be a crisp and cold night if you going out. overnight lows will again be in the 30s and 40s. on the satellite you can see high pressure sitting over california and bringing sunny and dry weather to the bay area. tomorrow it will be slightly warm too. highs will be in the 60s to low 70s inland with 50s and 60s at the coast. a big change will come on sunday as a cold storm dives into california. sunday will be partly cloudy and much cooler with highs only in the 50s. overnight lows starting sunday night will be very cold and in the 20s and 30s. we will see a few more clouds on monday with a slight chance of showers. the weather will them be mostly dry but unseasonably cool through next weekend.
(pam) the justice department announced indictiments today, against thirteen russians tied to a notorious saint petersburg "troll farm" ... dedicated to spreading conflict in the u=s. the federal charges detail how the russians used social media and other platforms ... in an atempt to sway the presidential election.(steve) as catherine heenan show us, most of their alleged efforts went towards putting donald trump in the white house. sfxdefending gun rightssfx attacking hillary clintonsfx promoting division.facebook ads reaching millions of americans "...what they called information warfare against the united states, with the stated goal of spreading distrust towards the candidates and the political
(steve) a california woman says she was discriminated against by an uber driver because of her race.(pam) she even says, there are messages to prove it. pamela williams says, an uber driver ditched her on sunday... and believes race was a factor. she had ordered an uber pool ride in santa clarita... and when the driver got near the pick- up spot... she says, he looked at her, and took off. williams described the messages she then got from the driver. "the first message i got said: i'm not coming back and take you as a cheap pool rider. cancel it and next time, i like white peoples. just like what? you know, your shoulder goes down. and you lose your breath. just disappointed." (pam) williams notified uber of the incident and was given a
refund for her ride. uber says, the driver's access to the app has been removed as it looks into the issue. (steve) apple devices are being affected by an issue called a "text bomb" yet again. reports say i-o-s 11-point-2-point-5 has a major flaw caused by a unicode symbol... which is a character that visually represents text in another language. software engineers recently found that two specific telegu indian language unicode symbols can crash any apple device when used. if you have an apple device and get a message with the text...your device could shut down completely. apple is working on resolving the issue. in sports -- gary and his lovely wife alicia join us to read fan emails. and with the n-b-a all-star festivities underway in los angeles... the splash brothers hold a basketball clinic today we have all the sports with gary.. coming up.
becoming victims of human trafficking. (pam) she says... it was all about trusting her gut instincts. kelly ryan has the story. it was just a typical day for american airline agent denise miracle when two young girls came to her ticket counter. they had a number of small bags but they told her they had no id.denice miracle/airline agent"i think the way they kept looking back-and-forth at each other like they weren't really sure. and then they were texting someone on the phone and that person was giving them answers."miracle noticed the ticket from sacramento to new york was purchased online, the credit card a different name. and something else.denice miracle/airline agent"it was a first class ticket. it was very expensive. i told a supervisor, 'i'm going to call the sheriff. it just doesn't feel right to me.' it just did not feel right."when sheriffs deputies
is recalling its shipments.... over concerns the food could be tainted. the j-m smucker company says, the recall is voluntary, amid reports the food could be tainted with a euthanasia drug. varieties of canned gravy train, skippy, ol' roy, and kibble n' bits are being recalled. the company says, it is investigating how pento- barbital got into the food. this after a t-v station in washington d.c. says, it found the drug in 60- percent of the cans it tested. smucker said, experts note.. low levels of the drug do not pose a threat. but then added... any level of the drug in its food is not acceptable.
tiger woods hoping to make the cut at the genesis open he has never won his hometown tournament in his career. we head to the riviera country club -- the last time tiger played in the genesis open was back in 2006. -- the cut was set at two over par but tiger stuggled the entire afternoon. his tee shot in the seventh goes into the rough it leads to a bogey... but he was still on track --in the back nine... he fell apart he had three straight back to back bogeys tiger finished with 8 bogeys ends round two with a 76. --he will not play over the weekend woods misses the cut by 4 strokes tiger will play in the honda classic next week.
the warriors big four have a busy all-star weekend in los angeles today the splash brothers held a basketball clinic. steph curry and klay thompson took part of junior n-b-a event. they played with the kids and gave them some basketball tips. tomorrow night... thompson will participate in the three-point contest. while curry and his all star team will take on lebron james' team sunday night.
meanwhile, draymond green along with celtics guard, kyrie irving and retired w-n-b-a forward, swin cash visit los angeles children's hospital. all three basketball stars partnered up with n-b-a cares. they visited a non-profit pediatric health care center thursday. they took pictures with the kids and their families. what is your problem with steve kerr letting his players coach for one night? warriors players defended
steve kerr's decision for allowing them to coach tuesday's game against phoenix. the 49ers better think before they cut reuben foster. he has potential to be a great player. reuben foster is showing promise on the field, but he needs to stay out of trouble. foster can become a fundamental piece in their rebuild. great to see you at the park with bryan stow. i know bryan
and he has a huge heart. you went on and on about bill walton announcing the warriors game. he sucked! bill walton commentary during the warriors game was very fun and entertaining. walton demonstrated his ability to be different in the booth. it seems you it seems you are turning your television segments into your radio show. it's full of fun and opinions.
the 'year of the dog'. today, in central china's hunan province, villagers performed the traditional dragon and lion dances... to celebrate today's chinese new year. the lunar new year marks the beginning of the 15- day spring festival in china. the new year is celebrated during the second new moon, after the winter solstice -- and this year-- that is today. (steve) and check this out. david sent this in to kron-4. it's his dog--- carmello==== dressed up in a chinese new year costume. thank you for sending this david. such a cute dog...it sure looks like they are ready to celebrate the year of the dog.! (pam) that wraps up kron 4
news at 8.(steve) grant lodes and vicki liviakis are here with kron 4 news at 9. (grant) pam, steve thanks very much. next at nine: a large earthquake shakes much of mexico...including buildings in mexico city...hundreds of miles from the epicenter. we chat with an american who was there...who says it sounded like a dump-truck when the shaking started.(vicki) plus the high school massacre that left 17 people dead might have been prevented. the fbi admitting today it failed to act on a tip about confessed shooter... we take a look at how this could have happened.(vicki) keep it right here...the kron 4 news at nine starts after the break. even if no one in your home smokes, secondhand smoke can be closer than you think. secondhand smoke from a neighbor's apartment can enter your home through air vents, through light fixtures and even through cracks in the walls and the floors.
secondhand smoke is toxic. especially to children. protect your family. visit tobaccofreeca.com. at the marine mammal center, the environment is everything. we want to do our very best for each and every animal, and we want to operate a sustainable facility. and pg&e has been a partner helping us to achieve that. we've helped the marine mammal center go solar, install electric vehicle charging stations, and become more energy efficient. pg&e has allowed us to be the most sustainable organization we can be. any time you help a customer, it's a really good feeling. it's especially so when it's a customer that's doing such good and important work for the environment. together, we're building a better california. (grant) a massive
earthquake of the was in the oaxaca region. and there have been about four after shocks... the biggest one so far being five-point8...(grant) this is the third major earthquake in south-eastern mexico in the past six months. kron4's charles clifford has been tracking this story. natsfriday's earthquake in southern mexico, was felt from the pacific coast to mexico city 225 miles away.sotwe were on the 6th floor of our hotel and everything was shaking. jack davis and his family are vacationing in mexico city. he spoke with kron4 friday afternoon via skype. he says they were in their hotel when the quake hit but their first warning that something was wrong was actually when they heard mexico's earthquake early warning system going off outside.sotwe heard this wierd sound about 30 seconds before hand. it sounded like a dump truck. that was the early warning system.jack says that after the quake hit, they quickly left the hotel and were greeted with a chaotic scene outside.sotall the traffic was stopped the streets were cluttered. there were these different alarms going through the loudspeaker that we couldn't understand. friday's quake comes 5 months after a pair of