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(robin) good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron 4 morning news. its wednesdat febuary 28th...20-18 im robin winston.lets start this morning with a check on weather and traffic. rebecca:look for mostly dry conditions today before a storm system brings widespread rainfall and breezy to locally gusty winds during the day wednesday to the north bay and through the remainder of the region wednesday night. after another period of dry conditions, a third system is possible late in the upcoming weekend.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. richmond bridge
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drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101. ( robin )an uber driver says
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she was sexually assaulted by a rider in the upscale mill valley section of marin county... and she believes her attacker... is still on the loose. kron 4's j-r stone has that story. an uber driver in the north bay says this is the mark a man left on her as he sexually assaulted her as she gave him a ride home. sot he started pulling on the back of my neck...tried to kiss me...hurt my neck we've blurred out jill's face because she is a sex assault victim. she says she picked up a man and his female friend at the 2 am club in mill valley around 2 am on saturday. she says the man was aggressive towards his female friend first but she dropped her off and didn't think anything of it. sot she had mentioned that she was concerned about leaving him alone with me...felt like i'd be okay... we've reached out to police and uber but are awaiting their responses on what went down. we aren't yet but we showed a picture of the man jill identifi to some off camera and they recognized him right away as someone who has targeted women in mill
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valley. jill says the minute she was alone with the man, who is still out there, it started. sot i slowed down at the first entrance and that's when he got aggresive and asked if he could do a bump of cocaine off my chest...then he started reaching for my sweater and pulling on my sweater...started pulling on the back of my neck again and that's basically the gist of it. (robin)kron 4 also reached out
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to police and uber ... but they have yet to respond. ( robin )an officer involved shooting that happened in san francisco's panhandle neighborhood... is making headlines again. this time for it's newly released body cam video.police say 31- year-old joel armstrong of san francisco shot and killed a 28- year-old man and injured another... after getting into an argument.this happened two fridays ago near the golden gate park panhandle. after the shooting, police say the suspect car jacked a person in a s-u-v. they discovered the car in mission bay, and found armstrong inside a nearby r-v. s-f-p-d says seven officers fired approximatelty 65 rounds.. no one was hit. police then say they then heard shots coming from inside the r-v... and that's when they all returned fire. they say armstrong exited the r-v around 2-15 a.m. and was taken into custody. right now there is an independent invesitgation into the incident and the department is conducting their own
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investigation as well. ( robin ) a north bay school is expected to re-open this morning... after a threat prompted officials to shut it down early on tuesday. kron four's terisa estacio reports. police say they were contacted early tuesday morning after receiving a call from analy high school about a threatening message discovered in the boys bathroom. max lameyse attends analy high school in sebastopol. max. we were concerned. dr. steven kellner, superintendent. we did this out of an abundance of caution. we shutdown school early. max says his teacher told him to text his mother - you can see that there, he says everyone was on their phones reaching out to their parents. max. alot of kids were unsettled. sgt. joe furry. there is definitely with the recent tragedies we take very seriously and err on the side of caution. sgt joe furry with the sebastopol police department says they are investigating. he added that with what happened in florida recently where 17 people were killed when an expelled student opened fire, no one is taking any chances. currently, they are checking surveillance video around the bathrooms where the
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threatening message was discovered. sgt. furry. was it credible? i can't devuldge much now. school will resume as normal on wednesday. superintendent. is this the new normal? i hope not, we want kids to be able to feel safe about going to school. in sebastopol, terisa estacio kron four new
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( robin )it's a bittersweet homecoming.students at marjory stoneman douglas hi school are set to return to school today.that's exactly two weeks after a massacre that shook the nation.john lorinc reports. --reporter pkg-as follows-- fourteen days after a shooting rampage claimed 17-lives, students at marjory stoneman douglas high school return to the scene of the crime.dimitri hoth/student, marjory stoneman douglas high school"nervous and anxious about going back to school, going back to classes, yet at the same time feeling glad that we're all going to be together."lorenzo prado/student, marjory stoneman douglas high school "it's like the first step to moving on from the tragedy that happened."florida governor rick scott announced plans to spend 500-million dollars toward school safety.
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gov. rick scott/r-florida "we've got to invest in metal detectors, we've got to invest in bulletproof glass, we've got to invest in steel doors." florida lawmakers failed to pass a ban on assault-style rifles on monday.... but another gun-related bill moved forward tuesday.the bill would forbid gun sales to people under 21 years old -- but an amendment to ban the sale of bump-stocks failed. gov. rick scott/r-florida"we've got to do everything we can to make sure somebody that wants to harm anyone of our students can never do it again." congress is also working toward gun legislation.sen. chuck (robin) coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... an unusual string of robberies in one bay area city. find out just what theives are trying to get their hands on. (robin)plus... a dangerous chemical leaking in pittsburg forced a shelter in place. how officials kept the material from spreading. (robin)and... ice agents are in full force in northern california. how long people should expect for the
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raids to go on... next after the break. (robin) and here's a live look outside...at the san mateo bridge.
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(robin) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast. rebecca:look for mostly dry conditions today before a storm system brings widespread rainfall and breezy to locally gusty winds during the day wednesday to the north bay and through the remainder of the region wednesday night. after another period of dry conditions, a third system is possible late in the upcoming weekend.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101.
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( robin )ice agents have made as many as 150 arrests throughout northern california during their latest immigration sweeps. kron 4's ella sogomonian reports on how long we can expect for these raids to go on. immigration and customs enforcement agents are targeting the bay area's undocumented immigrants their representatives say have a criminal history.more than 150 people were arrested throughout northern california including baypoint, san francisco, and napa.attorney coordinator hamid panah with the rapid response network believes agents are using intimidation tactics in the
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recent wave of raids.sot: hamid yazdan panah, immigration attorney// "there were rumors of ice targeting sanctuary cities for weeks now so i don't think it's sudden but it's concerning the manner in which they are being conducted in the racial profiling in our communities also the militarized tactics ice has been using." a previous interview sunday helena ponce said her husband was arrested on the front lawn of their home saying agents arrived with a cameraman then claims they made a public display in a nearby theater parking lot. sot: helena ponce, wife// "just making themselves known to the people and he says they were ice said her husband armando salgado at one point had gang ties and has been deported before.but his family says that's in the past and believe the agents are wasting resources on a changed man who's called the u.s. home since he was 4 years old.ice spokesperson james schwab released a statement regarding the northen
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california raids saying quote "ice does not conduct sweeps or raids that target aliens indiscriminately, and the agency prioritizes public and national security threats, immigration fugitives and illegal reentrants. however, all of those in violation of immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention and, if found removable by final order, removal from the united states. ( robin )we now know the names of the two men connected to a double-fatal shooting. we first told you about the arrests yesterday morning. police say devin lum was the gunman. they also arrested guardado duff... he's accused of being an accessory.the shooting happened sunday night on hillside boulevard in broadmoor. the two people killed are identified as 21-year-old vanessa guillory and 22-year-old michael garcia- salem. a third victim suffered injuries not considered life-threatening. ( robin ) the man accused of ramming a sheriff's deputy with his s-u-v is now facing attempted murder charges. authorities say jack tori - tried to kill alameda county
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sheriff's deputy payam shannon back on february first. this happened on arbor avenue in hayward. that's where deputy shannon tried to stop an s-u-v with paper plates. tori is accused of backing into shannon's motorcycle. (robin)still ahead on the kron four morning news... vallejo police department is investigating one of its own... for shooting a man that was riding his bike. we have the lastest on that story... next after the break. (robin) and here's a live look outside... at the golden gate bridge. the hollywood minute is coming up after the break.
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(robin) welcome back to the kron four morning news. i'm tracking your entertainment headlines today. new movie heading to theaters preserves a key scene from the book on which it's based... all thanks to the director. david daniel reports in the hollywood minute. --reporter pkg-as follows--
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"it's the only place that feels like i mean anything." the book "ready player one" includes a pivotal scene in a zero-gravity dance club. author ernie cline tells the hollywood reporter, studio executives wanted to cut it from the film, calling it too expensive. but when director steven spielberg read the novel, says cline, he liked the scene -- and suddenly it was affordable.(nat)kevin spacey's foundation to help young people in the performing arts is shutting down in the united kingdom. a foundation's "the trustees have reached the conclusion that the work of the kevin spacey foundation u-k is no longer viable." the old vic theatre in london, where spacey was artistic director for 11 years, has received 20 allegations of inappropriate behavior by the actor and producer. spacey has not commented on the allegations."you must learn to push yourself beyond all limitation. take off your clothes."jennifer lawrence says she felt empowered by her nude scenes in "red sparrow." the oscar-winning actress tells variety, the challenging lead role in the thriller helped her overcome her feelings from 20-14, when a
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hacker stole nude photos from her phone. said lawrence: "the insecurity and fear... should that dictate decisions i make for the rest of my life? this movie changed that." "red sparrow" opens friday. in hollywood, i'm david daniel. (robin) and here's a live look outside... at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll be back with more of your kron 4 morning news after the break. (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá)
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(robin) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast. rebecca:unsettled weather
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conditions return to the region later today as a strong frontal system approaches from the north. widespread rainfall and strong, gusty winds are expected tonight into thursday across much of the region. unsettled and cooler conditions linger through saturday with a brief drying trend late in the upcoming weekend. unsettled weather conditions potentially return next week as well. no major hot
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101.
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( robin ) we now know the name of the vallejo police officer ... who fatally shot a suspect. he's officer ryan mcmahon mcmahon stopped 33-year-old
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ronnell foster. police say foster was riding a bicycle in an unsafe manner back on february 13th. when mcmahon tried to stop him... the two got into a fight. authortiies say foster grabbed mcmahon's metal flashlight. that's when mcmahon pulled out his gun and shot foster. the vallejo police department is still investigating . ( robin )twin brothers ... who are also school employees, arrested in separate cases of child pornography... are now out of jail.and local law enforcement who serve in san jose... are not happy. kron 4's camila bernal has reaction. after countless hours of police work, two former san jose school coaches were arrested on child pornography charges.2:47:25 what they did is horrific and as far as i'm concerned and our entire police department and our community should be concerned is the horrific acts of them doing to these children but after seeing a judge, these twins clifford and clinton pappadakis were released without bail pending a future court appearance2:50:03 i'm not where it slipped through the system if it was a judge if it was a civilian or whoever it was but they made a mistake there's no doubt about thatthe president of the association, sargent paul kelly says this is not the
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first time this happens in santa clara county2:52:01 but it doesn't make us less sick to our stomach i think this one hits home because you're dealing with two individuals who have done this probably for a very long time and there's probably many victims that don't even know they are victims quite yetand he doesnt want to see more crimes commited 2:52:19 i don't know when is the next court date? in another month from now? so what happens in 30 days? where are they? and i'll continue to ask that question because i bet you who ever signed them to or to get out probably doesn't know. who is watching them? probably nobodyin san jose camila bernal kron 4 news ( robin ) a man accused of shooting three people in the east bay is behind bars... and now facing attempted murder charges. jermaine hicks was taken into custody in atlanta. he is awaiting extradition to the bay area. the shooting was on market avenue in north richmond ... back on january 22. police say an argument may have led to the shooting.
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( robin )in fremont... police are investigating stolen tires from stranded cars. the recent sting has left victms... with one hefty bill. kron 4's charles clifford has that story. well, car break ins are all to common theses days and it's not unheard of for someone to steal a tire but take a look behind me here. some stole all four tires?! nopoli according the the fremont police department, early tuesday morning someone stole all the tires off of three vehicles parked along streets in the ardenwood neighborhood. officers responded to the area just after 4 am tuesday on reports of a suspicious person in 3434 thousand block of pueblo terrace . when they the arrived on scene, the person was gone but his/her handiwork remained. this car along siward drive was missing all four tires and the vehicle was well, car break that story.clifford has charles kron 4's one hefty bill.kron 4's charles clifford has that story.
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well, car break ins are all to common theses days and it's not unheard of for someone to stl a tire but take a look behind me here. some stole all four tires?! ( robin ) a man accused of shooting three people in the east bay is behind bars... and now facing attempted murder charges. jermaine hicks was taken into custody in atlanta. he is awaiting extradition to the bay area.
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the shooting was on market avenue in north richmond ... back on january 22. police say an argument may have led to the shooting. coming upso we at right next to you and you were on yr phone, what hapyou didn't see us i did see you i was trng to my directions we talk to some of the drivers caught up in the huge 25 officer crackdown in san mateo. i'll explain in the next edition of people behaving badly (robin) and here's a live look outside... at the embarcadero.
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( robin ) distracted driving is dangerous for everyone on the roadways... and it comes
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in many forms. 25 different traffic cops from multiple agencies... converged on two cities on the peninsula... and pulled over 190 drivers for a variety of reasons. just to let you know im part of the saturation traffic enforcement program some we're out there in san mateo and foster city today doing special enforcement on distracted drivers ok so make sure if you need to use your cell phone it has to stay on the mount and you can only use it with a single swipe or tap of your finger it was a traffic crackdown in san mateo where more than 160 people received tickets for everything from seat belt violations the only people benefiting from police stopping people like this is the state making money off fining people for not wearing their seatbelt to cell phone in fact more than one hundred drivers were ticketed for cell phones and i tried to let them
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tell their side of the storyso we at right next to you and you were on your phone, what happened you didn't see us i did see you i was trying to get my directions oh i almost forget to mention, i'm riding with officer brandon smith of the pacifica police department who was really good at spotting cell phone violations remember the driver i show you who actually smiled at the camera while holding his phone? listen ini notice that you looked at me and smiled (yes i did) but you had your phone in your hand (right here yea) did you not realize that you cannot hold your phone (yea, i realized it) did you realize i was in a police car (yes i saw) why did you) well because you already say me what can i do) point! what i'm going to have you do, why don't you go ahead and park the truck here and then call someone that's licensed that can come driver the truck this driver rolled past us wearing dual earbuds for the record the law only permits one
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earbud or hephonto cover one ear here is a od example why the law s written this way, first off the driver stopped in a active lane of traffic driver pull forward. driver don't stop here . driver do not stop here pull forward to the next intersection then he pulls forward 10 feet into a construction zone .. apparently he could hear the commands (robin)coming up on the kron four morning news. for the first time... driverless cars will be tested on california roads... without a human being behind the steering wheel. we tell you all about the newly approved regulations... next after the break. (robin) and here's a live look outside...at the san mateo bridge.
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(ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) (robin) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast.
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rebecca:unsettled weather conditions return to the region later today as a strong frontal system approaches from the north. widespread rainfall and strong, gusty winds are expected tonight into thursday across much of the region. unsettled and cooler conditions linger through saturday with a brief drying trend late in the upcoming weekend. unsettled weather conditio potentially return next week as well. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is spots. bay no
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major hot no major hot spots. bay bridge
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101.
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( robin ) in the east bay... hundreds of residents were forced to shelter- in -place for a little over an hour tuesday afternoon. after the discovery of a hazardous chemical that was leaking from a nearby rail car. it happened near city park in pittsburg.kron 4's dan kerman reports. it was about 1230 tuesday affternoon when rail crews smelled an unknown substance in this pittsburg rail yard along north parkside drive. fire and hazmat crews were called to the scene and they determined a chemical was indeed leaking from one of the parked rail cars.sot robert
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marshall/contra costa co. fire 15-28"it contained a material called sodium sulfide which when it mixes with the air it emits a substance called hydrogen sulfide which ells a lolike rotten eggs. (q:how dangerous ha) hydrogen sulfide is a pretty dangerous material in large quantity."it was at that point sirens sounded to alert people within a quarter mile to shelter in place until they could determine just how bad the situation wassot/local resident "they blocked down all the streets which made it look like something real serious and sirens were going off. but nobody came to our house."this man says there are lots of elderly people including his mother who live on this street. he wishes police had gone door to door so they knew more than just a siren was going off. but just after 3 pm the shelter in place was called off.sot robert marshall/contra costa co. fire "it turned out that there was very, very little material in the rail car itself so it didn't really pose a huge hazard to the public."rail crews then got in to repair a valve that is believed to be the cause of the leakstandup dan kerman/pittsburg 116-126
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what authorities don't know is how long that chemical had been leaking from the train car before it was discovered. in pittsburg, dan kerman, kron4 news. ( robin ) for the first time... driverless cars will be tested on california roads... without a human being behind the steering wheel or in the vehicle at all.kron 4's gabe slate has more on the newly approved regulations. before now autonomous vehicles could only be tested on california roadways with a safety driver in the carnow the dmv has approved self driving testing without anyone inside the vehiclecompanies have to meet extensive guidelines and apply for a special permit from the dmv before they will be allowed to send these ghost cars out onto the streets. sound from jessica gonzalez public information officer for the department of motor vehicles. "permit holders will have to warn people where they are testing"i asked jessica gonzalez with the dmv when they think the first fully driverless cars will hit the road.sound from jessica gonzalez public information officer for the department of motor vehicles."the soonest will be april 2nd"sound from emme hall - auto expert, cnet
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"don't panic that car is safe" emme hall is an auto expert with cnet she has been covering the rise of the self driving car for years she says technology wise we are here this is the next step and these fully driverless cars will still have a safety driver.. just not in the car. sound from emme hall - auto expert, cnet"there will be a remote driver in a room controlling it if need "sound from jessica gonzalez public information officer for the department of motor vehicles. "the law enforcement guideline says law enforcement must be able to tap in if needed and move the car if it stalls " emme hall says you might take a ride in a fully driverless car sooner than you think.. sound from emme hall - auto expert, cnet"iit will be ride share first where you experience it "gabe slate kron 4 news (robin)coming up on the kron four morning news. your favorite marvel superhero coulbe coming to disneyland permanently. find out where the action packed wonderland will be located... next after the break. (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá)
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(robin) (áábreakáá)(ácommercialá) break. (robin)coming up on the kron four morning news. your favorite marvel superhero could be coming to disneyland permanently. find out where the action packed wonderland will be located... next after the break.
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(ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) (robin) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min fr e maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. ( robin )(landing) and the walt disney company... has announced a two point five billion dollar expansion for
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disneyland paris...which will feature marvel superheroes. disney says the development... which includes a transformation of walt disney studios park...will include three new areas based on marvel superheroes... as well as frozen and star wars movies. crews plan to start building the new features in 20-21. ( robin )coming up at 5 on the kron 4 morning news.ice agents are in full force in northern california. we tell you how long people should expect for the raids to go on. plus... students at a local high school return back to school... after sights of a threatening message that was left on a bathroom wall.we tell you where that school is... and what the school is doing to protect its students... in a live report. (ácommercialá) ( james ) get ready for
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more snow! this is what mount diablo looked like yesterday. and now... we're bracing for áanother storm. rebecca strom will tell us when it will hit. ( darya ) good morning i'm darya folsom..( james ) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... rebecca:unsettled rebecca: unsettled weather conditions return to the region later today as a strong frontal system approaches from the north. widespread rainfall and strong, gusty winds are expected tonight into
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thursday across much of the region. unsettled and cooler conditions linger through saturday with a brief drying trend late in the upcoming weekend. seled weather conditions potentially return next week as well. next week as well. no major hot spots. bay no major hot no major hot spots. bay bridge
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( darya ) our top story this morning... a north bay school is expected to re- open after a threat forced officials to shut down the school.( james ) this happened at analy high school is sebastopol. kron 4's will tran joins us live. will...
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( james ) thanks will. ( james ) meanwhile... a death threat was found in a restroom at alameda high school. as a result ... hundreds of students stayed home yesterday... while others went to school anyway -- knowing that a threat had been made. this is a photo of a threat with the words ... "everyone is dead" written on a bathroom stall. alameda police are searching for the student who wrote the threat. that student can be suspended or arrested. ( darya ) happening now... students at marjory stoneman douglas high school are back in class for the first time since 17 people were killed in a mass shooting. this is video of them returning to school this
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morning with a heavy police presence. it has been exactly two weeks since that shooting in parkland, florida. students say returning to class is an important step towards beginning the healing process. ( darya ) in the wake of the shooting... florida governor rick scott announced plans to spend 500-million dollars toward school safety. florida lawmakers failed to pass a ban on assault-style rifles on monday. but another gun-related bill moved forward tuesday. the bill would forbid gun sales to people under 21 years old. also today president trump is set to meet with republican and democratic lawmakers to discuss gun legislation.
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( james ) a big story this morning... a police shooting that happened in san francisco's panhandle neighborhood is making headlines again. we're now seeing new released body cam video.( james ) police say joel armstrong shot and killed a 28-year-old man and injured another... after getting into an argument. this happened earlier this month. police found armstrong in an r-v. s-f-p-d says seven officers fired approximatelty 65 rounds at armstrong. he was ánot hit. police say they opened fire after hearing shots coming from that r-v. armstrong eventually got out of the r-v... and was taken into custody. right now... there is an independent invesitgation into the incident and the department is doing its own investigation as well. (james) ice agents have made as many as 150 arrests throughout northern california in their latest immigration sweeps. one attorney
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coordinator says that agents are using intimidation tactics in the recent wave of raids. in the bay area ... armando salgado was arrested by ice agents at his home in napa last sunday. the man's wife told kron 4 ... that agents arrived with a cameraman ... then says they made a public display in a theater parking lot.
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she says she picked up the man and another woman at the "2 a-m club" early saturday morning. once she dropped off the other woman ... the uber driver says she was assaulted the minute she was alone with the man. < i slowed down at the first entrance and that's when he got aggresive and asked if he could do a bump of cocaine off my chest.and then he started reaching for my sweater and pulling at my sweater. and then he grabbed my breasts and my thighs.>( darya ) the victim had a picture of the man ... and after talking to some people in the area ... they recognized him right away as someone who has targeted women in mill valley. we also reached out to police and uber ... but they have yet to respond. ( darya ) a 10-thousand dollar reward is being offered for information about anyone involved in the recent charter bus vandalism. the
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vandals shot at the buses with b-b guns traveling on highways in the south bay and peninsula. c-h-p says it happened in january and possibly february. the buses are used to take workers to tech companies like apple and google. storer san francisco...a commuter bus company...is offering the reward. highway patrol is investigating seven cases of bus vadalism at this time. ( james ) multiple people called napa police early this morning about a prowler near their homes. there were also reports of someone being chased by a group of guys in a car... officers responded to the neighborhood and found a man hiding on a roof. after talking to the man... police learned he was hiding because he was being chased... and thought the roof was a good place to hide. the man was then taken to a safe place. ( james ) a man accused of shooting three people in the east bay is behind bars... and now facing attempted murder charges. jermaine hicks was taken into custody in atlanta. he is awaiting extradition to the bay area.
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the shooting was on market avenue in north richmond ... back on january 22. police say an argument may have led to the shooting. ( james ) on the peninsula ... we now know the names of the men arrested for killing two people near daly city. we first told you about the arrests yesterday morning. police say devin lum was the gunman. they also arrested guardado duff... he's accused of being an accessory. the shooting happened sunday night on hillside boulevard in broadmoor. the two people killed are identified as 21-year-old vanessa guillory and 22-year-old michael garcia- salem. a third victim suffered injuries not considered life-threatening. ( darya ) a man is behind bars after inging a gun with him to a berkeley restaurant police were called saturday night about a man with a gun at a restaurant on shattuck avenue. the man was standing at the cash register when officers arrived... they saw a gun in his back pocket, and
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arrested him. the handgun was loaded. ernest ochoa-tavares was booked into the berkeley city jail for carrying a loaded fire arm in public...and for carrying a firearm. ( darya ) there are new leads about "the orginal night stalker" ... a man who terrorized sacramento neighborhoods decades ago. police say the man killed a dozen people and raped victims during the mid 1970's. now investigators are linking the man to another crime spree in a rancho cordova neighborhood ... where there were some 30 cat burglaries in the early 1970's. a suspect description from that crime spree led to a composite sketch which bears similarities to sketches of the "night stalker." police believe the suspect is still alive ... and hope the new leads will lead to an arrest. ( james ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news...
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bay area police are outraged after two brothers -- facing serious charges -- are released from jail. what officers fear will happen. ( james ) plus... california fire chiefs say they need more s. why they the state's resource system is lacking. ( rebecca ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ♪ ♪ i can do more to lower my a1c.
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rebecca:unsettled weather conditions return to the region later today as a strong frontal system approaches from the north. widespread rainfall and strong, gusty winds are expected tonight into thursday across much of the region. unsettled and cooler conditions linger through saturday with a brief drying trend late in the upcoming weekend. unsettled weather conditions potentially return next week as well.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101.
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( darya ) two men arrested on child porn charges are now free... and san jose police are frustrated with their release. clifford and clinton pappadakis are twin brothers facing charges of child pornography. but after facing a judge yesterday... the twins were released on their own recognizance and did ánot have to post bail. the president of the san jose police officers association says he doesn't know exactly who's to blame for their release. but he calls it a serious mistake. ( darya ) sargent kelly
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says this is ánot the first time this has happened in santa clara county. he says the release of these two men, who are former coaches at san jose schools, puts at risk the countless hours of the investigation, evidence collection and witness interviews. sargent kelly hopes their release doesn't lead to more crimes. ( james ) he man accused of ramming a sheriff's deputy with his s-u-v is now facing attempted murder arges. authorities say jack tori tried to kill alameda county sheriff's deputy payam shannon back on february first. this happened on arbor avenue in hayward. that's where deputy shannon tried to stop an s-u-v with paper plates. toki is accused of backing into shannon's motorcycle. ( james ) we now know the name of the vallejo police officer ... who fatally shot a suspect. he's officer ryan mcmahon. mcmahon stopped 33-year-old ronnell foster. police say foster was riding a bicycle in an unsafe manner back on february 13th. when mcmahon tried to stop him... the two got
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into a fight. authortiies foster grabbed mcmahon's metal flashlight. that's when mcmahon pulled out his gun and shot foster. the vallejo police department is still investigating . ( james ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... put down the phone and the pot. the dangers you could be in as a ápedestrian. ( james ) and after the break... turns out your ánose will be your guide at the polls. how smell influences your vote. almond fans, your favorite cereal is now more alnd. mm mmmmm it's good. the honey, sweet, clustery, crunchy taste of honey nches of oats with almonds now has... ...more almonds. 25% more almonds. have you tried it yet?
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the energy conscious whopeople among usle? say small actions can add up to something... humongous. a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear. who are all these caretakers, advocates too? turns out, it's californians it's me and it's you. don't stop now, it's easy to add to the routine. join energy upgrade california and do your thing. (james) we know
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texting while driving is a big distraction that can cause accidents. and pedestrians who text while walking are also at risk of being in an accident or dying.(darya) last year almost 6-thousand pedestrians died for being distracted. experts suspect that pot and smartphones contribute to this deadly trend. since pot became legal in seven states ... pedestrian deaths went up. (james) experts think distracted driving and walking laws are the solution. some states have banned walking across the street while using their phones or headphones. (darya) a person's sense
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of smell a person's sense of smell can predict how they will vote in political elections. a new study found ... the way people react to body odor is a psychological indicator of their political preferences. (james) participants of the study were given a survey that paired questions about smell and which political candidates they planned to vote for in 2016(darya) the study found people who were more disgusted by odors like urine and sweat ... were more likely to vote for donald trump ... than those who were less sensitive.
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those who trump ... than those who were less sensitive. (rebecca) your bay area forecast is after the break. ( lydia ) dick's sporting
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break.is after the break. (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) ( james )( james ) (áábreakáá) the details. break.is after the area forecast your bay (rebecca) your bay (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) ( james ) no major hot ( james ) breaking news this morning... dicks sporting goods will no longer sell assault-style rifles.( darya ) kron 4's lydia pantazes joins us live from pleasant hill this morning. lydia... a spokesperson for dicks sporting good made the announcement this morning.they will no longer sell high capacity magazines.they will not sell any gun to anyone under 21 regardless of local laws. the announcement was
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made two weeks after the school shooting in parkland, florida that killed 17 students and staff members. dick's sporting goods stopped selling assault weapons in their stores after the newtown, connecticut school shooting in 2012, but the company was still selling them at its field & stream locations, which specialize in hunting and outdoors products. the closest one to the bay area is in oregon.the parkland school shooter had purchased a shotgun at one of the company's stores in november but nikolas cruz did not use the gun in the school shooting. last week, after coming under attack on social media for their ties to the national rifle association, a number of major companies severed ties with the nra including hertz car insurance and delta air lines.reporting live in pleasant hill, lydia pantazes kron4 news. ( darya ) thanks lydia. ( darya ) in the east bay... a convicted felon is arrested for carrying a loaded gun into an emeryville hotel. it happened at the marriott on shellmound street. a woman told police that the man... identified as james cornn... was knocking on her door. when police questioned him... he admitted
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that he had a gun. he was arrested for felony possession of a firearm. ( james ) california fire chiefs are asking for more money to prepare for wildfires. they say reinforcements were too slow to arrive during last year's firestorms. they're asking state lawmakers for 100- million dollars to call in extra firefighters when weather conditions are ripe for a fire. the chiefs say the state's "mutual aid" system for sharing resources just can't keep up. santa rosa's fire chief said it took 12 to 24 hours before crews arrived from outside the area to help with the fires burning in somona and napa counties. those october fires killed 44 people. ( james ) a tire thief is on the loose in fremont. police say someone stole all of the tires off three cars parked in the ardenwood neighborhood. officers responded to the area just after four tuesday morning after getting calls about a suspicious person. but when they arrived... the person was gone and tires were missing. police say so far... they haven't been able
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to find any surveillance video that can help them idenitify the thief. ( darya ) hundreds of people in the east bay were forced to shelter in place after a hazardous chemical leaked from a rail car. pittsburg rail crews smelled an unknown substance yesterday afternoon. fire and hazmat crews were called to the area and found that a chemical was leaking. the contra costa fire department said it was sodium sulfide... which can be dangerous in large quantities. people within a quater of a mile were promted to shelter in place for over an hour. crews were able to repair a vaulve thought to be responsible for the leak. ( darya ) a federal judge has blocked the state from requiring that the popular weed-killer... roundup... carry warning labels that it is known to cause cancer. a u-s district court judge said in his ruling that the warning is false and misleading. he says almost all regulators agree that there is insufficient evidence that roundup's main ingredient causes cancer. there is now a preliminary
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injunction against the requirement. the order will stay in place while lawsuit challenging the warning labels continues. last year, the main ingredient in the weed killer was added to a list of chemicals known to cause cancer. ( darya ) several bay area car dealerships are being ordered to pay nearly three- point-five million dollars in penalties... for illegally disposing of hazardous materials. the dealerships and collision centers operate under the name..."auto-nation". the case stems from an investigation in 20-13 that found the dealerships were illegally disposing of motor oil, electronic waste, and partially-full aerosol canisters. auto-nation released a statement saying they are devoting resources to the proper handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials. ( james ) the federal judge -- who president trump mocked during his presidential campaign -- has now ruled in the administration's áfavor on challenge to the border wall. district judge gonzalo
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curiel denied claims by the state of california and advocacy groups... that the federal government is overstepping its bounds with the border wall proposal. president trump berated curiel during the campaign for his handling of fraud allegations against the now-defunct trump university. ( james ) later this morning... assemblymember david chiu and city college leaders will host a press conference to encourage students to apply for the california dream act. the act allows undocumented students to apply and receive state-based financial aid and scholarships. the conference will be held at 9-thirty at the c-c-s-f campus. march second is the deadline to apply for the dream act. ( darya ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... driverless cars will be tested on california roads... áwithout a person. when these cars could hit the road. ( darya ) plus... apple is thinking big. what the next i-phone could look like. ( darya ) nd next...
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an 11-year-old gets plastic surgery... to make the thought she needed to fix about her appearance. ( rebecca ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. (ácommercialá)
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( james ) some teens and young kids are going to great lengths... in order to stop being the victims of bullying. one virginia girl decided to get cosmetic surgery... to get kids to stop picking on her. bella harrington is just 11 years old. her mother says other kids made fun of bella's "elf ears." so... they opted for suery to push back her protruding ears. the doctor who perfomred e surgery says when it comes to correcting an issue... the younger the patient is... the better.
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school. so it's not uncommon that i'm doing 4 or 5 year olds. and the reason is bullying, or peer pressure it's been shown to psychologically to have the ability to affect their self esteem or body image for the rest of their life.">( james ) bella had the surgery in december. she says since then... she is much happier and the bullying has stopped. (rebecca) your bay area forecast is after the break.
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rebecca:unsettled weather conditions return to the region later today as a strong frontal system approaches from the north. widespread rainfall and strong, gusty winds are expected tonight into thursday across much of th region. unsettled and cooler conditions linger through saturday wh a brief drying trend late in the upcoming weekend. unsettled weather conditions potentially return next week as well. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. richmond
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bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( darya )( darya ) toll to 101min from the less than 20 min from the less than 20 bridge drive richmond maze to sf. richmond bridge drive less
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( darya ) four your money... wells fargo is facing new allegations that it preyed on black and latino homebuyers in california. the city of sacramento is suing wells fargo for a long standing practice of pushing black and latino homebuyers into more expensive mortages than white borrowers. the lawsuit also claims illegal lending in minority and low-income communities reduced home values... limited
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property tax revenue and drove up foreclosures. wells fargo is not commenting on the lawsuit. ( darya ) there are rumors apple will release a new phone that is even bigger than the i-phone x. the "phablet"... or phone tablet... is said to have a 6 point 5 inch screen. the new phone would be nearly as large as the i-pad mini. reports say it will have an o-l-e-d display similar to the i-phone x... and may bring back the gold color option. apple normally announces new phones in september... so we may have to wait unil fall to find out for sure. ( darya ) while apple is getting bigger... nokia is going old school. the banana phone is making a comeback. it was first released in it was first
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released in 1996... and it was used in the movie "the matrix." the phone has a curved shape... a slider... and now a slightly larger screen. it comes in yellow and black. now for the cost -- it's just under 100 dollars. ( james ) for the first time... for the ( james ) for
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the first time... driverless cars will be tested on california roads... áwithout a person behind the wheel or in the car at all.( darya ) this is a major step toward getting fully autonomous cars on bay area streets. kron 4's gabe slate has the details. before now autonomous vehicles could only be tested on california roadways with a safety driver in the carnow the dmv has approved self driving testing without anyone inside the vehiclecompanies have to meet extensive guelines and apply for a sppermial from the dmv before they wi be allowed to send these ghost cars out onto the streets. sound from jessica gonzalez public information officer for the department of motor vehicles. "permit holders will have to warn people where they are testing"i asked jessica gonzalez with the dmv when they think the first fully driverless cars will hit the
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road.sound from jessica gonzalez public information officer for the department of motor vehicles."the soonest will be april 2nd"sound from emme hall - auto expert, cnet "don't panic that car is safe" emme hall is an auto expert with cnet she has been covering the rise of the self driving car for years she says technology wise we are here this is the next step and these fully driverless cars will still have a safety driver.. just not in the car. sound from emme hall - auto expert, cnet"there will be a remote driver in a room controlling it if need "sound from jessica gonzalez public information officer for the department of motor vehicles. "the law enforcement guideline says law enforcement must be able to tap in if needed and move the car if it stalls " emme hall says you might take a ride in a fully driverless car sooner than you think.. sound from emme hall - auto expert, cnet"iit will be ride share first where you experience it "gabe slate kron 4 news
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( james ) and here's a live look outside... golden gate bridge...
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(rebecca) your bay area forecast is after the break.
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more snow! this is what mount diablo looked like yesterday. and now... we're bracing for áanother storm. rebecca strom will tell us when it will hit. (darya) good morning i'm darya folsom..(james) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... rebecca:unsettled weather conditions return to the region later today as a strong frontal system approaches from the north. widespread rainfall and strong, gusty winds are
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expected tonight into thursday across much of the region. unsettled and cooler conditions linger through saturday with a brief drying trend late in the upcoming weekend. unsettled weather conditions potentially return next week as well.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min toll plaza. richmond less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( darya ) our top story this morning... a north bay school is expected to re- open after a threat forced
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officials to shut down the school.( james ) this happened at analy high school is sebastopol. kron 4's will tran joins us live. will...
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( james ) ( james ) thanks will. ( james ) a death threat was found in a restroom at alameda high school.
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hundreds of students stayed home yesterday... while others did go to class. this is a photo of a threat with the words ... "everyone is dead" written on a bathroom stall. alameda police are trying to figure out who wrote the threat. ( james ) breaking news this morning... dicks sporting goods will no longer sell assault-style rifles.( darya ) kron 4's lydia pantazes joins us live from pleasant hill this morning. lydia... a spokesperson for dicks sporting good made the announcement this morning.they will no longer sell high capacity magazines.they will not sell any gun to anyone under 21 regardless of local laws. the announcement was made two weeks after the school shooting in parkland, florida that killed 17
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students and staff members. dick's sporting goods stopped selling assault weapons in their stores after the newtown, connecticut school shooting in 2012, but the company was still selling them at its field & stream locations, which specialize in hunting and outdoors products. the closest one to the bay area is in oregon.the parkland school shooter had purchased a shotgun at one of the company's stores in november but nikolas cruz did not use the gun in the school shooting. last week, after coming under attack on social media for their ties to the national rifle association, a number of major companies severed ties with the nra including hertz car rental, metlife insurance and delta air lines.reporting live in pleasant hill, lydia kron4 news. ( darya ) thanks ( darya ) happening now... students at marjory stoneman douglas high school
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in florida are back in school for the first time since 17 people were killed in a mass shooting. this is video of them returning to class this morning with police officers escourting them in. it has been two weeks since the school massacre in parkland, florida. students say returning to class is an important step towards beginning the healing process. ( darya ) following the pressure of many students who are speaking out on gun control...president trump is set to meet today with republican and democratic lawmakers to discuss gun legislation. ( james ) a big story this morning... new body cam video has been released showing a police shooting that happened in san francisco's panhandle neighborhood. ( james )
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police say joel armstrong shot and killed a 28-year-old man and injured another... after getting into an argument. this happened earlier this month. police found armstrong in an r-v. s-f-p-d says seven officers fired approximatelty 65 rounds at armstrong. he was ánot ened fire after hearing coming from that r-v. armrong was eventually arrested. (james) oakland mayor libby schaaf said they were going to happen and they did. but now she's facing major backlash. ice agents have made 150 arrests throughout northern california in their latest immigration sweeps. mayor schaaf warned residents over the weekend of
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large-scale raids by immigration agents. she says it's her duty and moral obligation to warn families. but critics say her warning likely has caused panic. ice told kron 4 that the mayor's actions put the agency in danger. immigration attorneys say the mayor did nothing wrong and these rumors had been circulating for awhile:
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woman ... the uber driver says she was assaulted by the man. < i slowed down at the first entrance and that's when he got aggresive and asked if he could do a bump of cocaine off my chest.and then he started reaching for my sweater and pulling at my sweater. and then he grabbed my breasts and my thighs.>( darya ) the victim had a picture of the man and police recognized him right away as someone who has targeted women in mill valley. he has not been arrested. ( darya ) a 10-thousand dollar reward is being offered for information about the recent charter bus vandalism. the vandals shot at the buses with b-b guns traveling on highways in the south bay and peninsula in january and february. the buses are
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used to take workers to tech companies like apple and is investigating seven cases l of bus vadalism. ( james ) a number of people called napa police early this morning about what they thought was a prowler in their neighborhood. when officers got there, they found a man hiding on a roof. after getting him down, they found out he was running through the neighborhood to get away from a group of men in a car chasing him. he climbed onto the roof to hide from them. ( james ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... bay area police are outraged after two brothers -- facing serious charges -- are released from jail. what officers fear will happen. ( james ) plus... california fire chiefs say they need more money to fight wildfires. why they say the state's resource system is lacking. ( rebecca ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast.
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check of weather and traffic this morning. rebecca:unsettled weather conditions return to the region later today as a strong frontal system approaches from the north. widespread rainfall and strong, gusty winds are thursday across much of the gion. unsettled and cooler conditions linger through saturday with a brief drying trend late in the upcoming weekend. unsettled weather conditions potentially return next week as well.
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you can track the winter blast in your neighborhood with the kron4 mobile app. you can also be the first to know about breaking news when it happens.. by turning on push alerts. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from
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the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( darya )(ááá2 shot bamááá) (ááá2 shot ( darya ) (ááá2 shot bamááá) a big
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story this morning. twin brothers arrested on child porn charges are now free ... and san jose police are frustrated with their release. ( james ) kron 4's camila bernal talked with the president of the san jose police association, who says, their release should be a concern for the victims and the community. after countless hours of police work, two former san jose school coaches were arrested on child pornography charges.2:47:25 what they did is horrific and as far as i'm concerned and our entire police department and our community should be concerned is the horrific acts of them doing to these children but after seeing a judge, these twins clifford and clinton pappadakis were released without bail pending a future court appearance2:50:03 i'm not where it slipped through the system if it was a judge if it was a civilian or whoever it was but they made a mistake there's no doubt about thatthe president of the association, sargent paul
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kelly says this is not the first time this happens in santa clara county2:52:01 but it doesn't make us less sick to our stomach i think this one hits home because you're dealing with two individuals who have done this probably for a very long time and there's probably many victims that don't even know they are victims quite yetand he doesnt want to see more crimes commited 2:52:19 i don't know when is the next court date? in another month from now? so what happens in 30 days? where are they? and i'll continue to ask that question because i bet you who ever signed them to or to get out probably doesn't know. who is watching them? probably nobodyin san jose camila bernal kron 4 news ( james ) the man accused
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of ramming a sheriff's deputy with his s-u-v is now facing attempted murder charges. authorities say jack toki tried to kill alameda county sheriff's deputy payam shannon back on february first. this happened on arbor avenue in hayward. that's where deputy shannon tried to stop an s-u-v with paper plates. toki is accused of backing into shannon's motorcycle. ( darya ) we now know the name of the vallejo police officer ... who fatally shot a suspect. he's officer ryan mcmahon. mcmahon stopped 33-year-old ronnell foster. police say foster was riding a bicycle in an unsafe manner back on february 13th. when mcmahon tried to stop him... the two got into a fight. authortiies foster grabbed mcmahon's metal flashlight. that's when mcmahon pulled out his gun and shot foster. the vallejo police department is still investigating . ( james ) a california man is arrested... for trying to
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join isis. bernard augustine is from stanislaus county. federal prosecutors say two years ago he flew to tunisia... where he tried to cross the border into libya. but before he could carry out his plan he was arrested. augustine spent two years in prison in tunisia. he was recently turned over to the f-b-i. officials say before augustine left the u-s ... he expressed his support for isis. a search of his laptop also showed that he researched how to safely join the group. ( james ) restaurants in malibu are getting rid of plastic straws and utensils ... and replacing them with more eco friendly options. malibu city council approved of the rule that will ban plastic items. the rule also requires restaurants to only offer plastic alternatives ... upon request. the city plans to help restaurants out by giving away paper straws. some restaurant owners ... say they'll use wooden straws ... or even pasta straws. ( darya ) coming up ... more rain expected across the bay area ... and that could mean more snow. what park
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rangers are saying about the conditions near mount diablo.
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snow at the summit of mt. diablo yesterday. and a lot of people had the itch to drive up the mountain to enjoy the snow up close.( darya ) but while part of the road to the summit of mountain was closed ... cyclists and hikers could still go up to enjoy the light dusting of snow.a ranger says it was definitely busier than a normal tuesday ... as he had to get the snow plow out.
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further up than we expected."> ( james ) its too early to tell whether the summit will be open this morning.it'll be the same situation with the storm we know that's on the way.rangers will just have to wait and see how cold it gets and how much snow falls. ( darya ) we also ( darya ) we also saw some snow-capped peaks in the south bay. this was the scene at loma prieta in the santa cruz mountains..which has an elevation of 4-thousand feet. the mountain was covered in snow. ( james ) much of it has melted away now but we could see some more snow by the end of the week. however ... the melting snow could be frozen this morning ... which could lead to some dangerous driving
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condition near the mountains ... so use caution. (rebecca) and i'm tracking your morning forecast. what to expect as you head out the door right after the break. (ácommercialá) (áábreakáá)
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(james)(darya) lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic...
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rebecca:unsettled weather conditions return to the region later today as a strong frontal system approaches from the north. widespread rainfall and strong, gusty winds are expected tonight into thursday across much of the region. unsettled and cooler conditions linger through saturday with a brief drying trend late in the upcoming weekend. unsettled weather conditions potentially return next week as well.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( darya ) in the east bay... a convicted felon is arrested for carrying a loaded gun into an emeryville hotel. it happened at the marriott on shellmound street. a woman
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told police that the man... identified as james cornn... was knocking on her door. when police questioned him... he admitted that he had a gun. he was arrested for felony possession of a firearm. ( james ) a man accused of shooting three people in the east bay is behind bars... and now facing attempted murder charges. jermaine hicks was arrested in atlanta. he is awaiting extradition to the bay area. the shooting was on market avenue in north richmond on january 22. police say an argument led to the shooting. ( james ) the men arrested for killing two people near daly city are expected to make their first court appearance today. police say devin lum was the gunman. they also arrested guardado duff... he's accused of being an accessory. the shooting happened sunday night on hillside boulevard in broadmoor. the two people killed are identified as 21-year-old vanessa guillory and 22-year-old michael garcia-
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salem. a third victim was not seriously injured. ( darya ) a man is behind bars after bringing a loaded gun inside a berkeley restaurant. it happened at a restaurant on shattuck avenue. the man was standing at the cash register when officers arrived... they saw a gun in his back pocket, and arrested him. ernest ochoa-tavares was booked into the berkeley city jail. ( darya ) there are new leads about "the orginal night stalker" ... a man who terrorized sacramento neighborhoods decades ago. police say the man killed a dozen people and raped victims during the mid 1970's. now investigators are linking the man to another crime spree in a rancho cordova neighborhood ... where there were some 30 cat burglaries in the early 1970's. that crime spree led to a sketch which bears similarities to sketches of the "night stalker."
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police believe the killer is still alive ... and hope the new leads will lead to an arrest. ( james ) california fire chiefs are asking for more money to prepare for wildfires. they say reinforcements were too slow to arrive during last year's firestorms. for 100- million dollars to r call in extra firefighters when weather conditions are ripe for a fire. the chiefs say the state's "mutual aid" system for sharing resources just can't keep up. santa rosa's fire chief said it took 12 to 24 hours before crews arrived from outside the area to help with the fires burning in somona and napa counties. those october fires killed 44 people. ( james ) a tire thief is on the loose in fremont. police say someone stole all of the tires off three cars parked in the ardenwood neighborhood. officers responded to the area just after four tuesday morning after getting calls about a suspicious person. but when they arrived... the
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person was gone and tires were missing. police say so far... they haven't been able to find any surveillance video that can help them idenitify the thief. ( darya ) hundreds of people in the east bay were forced to shelter in place after a hazardous chemical leaked from a rail car. pittsburg rail crews smelled an unknown substance yesterday afternoon. fire and hazmat crews were called to the area and found that a chemical was leaking. the contra costa fire department said it was sodium sulfide... which can be dangerous in large quantities. people within a quater of a mile were promted to shelter in place for over an hour. crews were able to repair a vaulve thought to be responsible for the leak. ( darya ) a federal judge has blocked the state from requirg that the popular weed-killer... roundup... carry warning labels that it is known to cause cancer. a u-s district court judge said in his ruling that the warning is false and
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misleading. he says almost all regulators agree that there is infficient evidence that roundup's main ingredient causes cancer. last year, the main ingredient in the weed killer was added to a list of chemicals known to cause cancer. ( darya ) several bay area car dealerships are being ordered to pay nearly three- point-five million dollars in penalties... for illegally disposing of hazardous materials. the dealerships and collision centers operate under the name..."auto-nation". the case stems from an investigation in 20-13 that found the dealerships were illegally disposing of motor oil, electronic waste, and partially-full aerosol canisters. auto-nation released a statement saying they are devoting resources to the proper handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials. ( james ) the federal judge -- who president trump mocked during his presidential campaign -- has now ruled in the administration's áfavor on challenge to the border wall. district judge gonzalo
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curiel denied claims by the state of california and advocacy groups... that the federal government is ovstepping its bounds with the border wall proposal. president trump berated curiel during the campaign for his handling of fraud allegations against the now-defunct trump university. ( james ) later this morning... assemblymember david chiu and city college leaders will host a press conference to encourage students to apply for the california dream act. the act allows undocumented students to apply and receive state-based financial aid and scholarships. the conference will be held at 9-thirty at the c-c-s-f campus. march second is the deadline to apply for the dream act. ( darya ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... driverless cars will be tested on california roads... áwithout a person. when these cars could hit the road. ( darya ) and how much would you pay to clone your dog.still ahead ... the actress that went ahead and did it twice.
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( rebecca ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) (robin)(robin) (áábreakáá)(ácommercialá) (áábreakáá)
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(robin) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to ( james )(ááá2 shot bamááá) would you clone your would you bamááá)(ááá2 shot bamááá) would you clone your "best friend"? barbra streisand did ... twice.
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the legendary singer cloned her 14-year-old dog samantha who died last year.( darya ) streisand says the two clones ... miss violet and miss scarlet are far from a carbon copy of the original pet. she claims they have different personalities ... and so far, they have different colored eyes. she also has a third dog, miss fanny, which is a distant cousin.( james ) the texas-based company viagen is the only company in the u-s cloning pets. they charge 50-thousand dollars to clone a dog and 25-grand to clone a cat.
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( darya ) coming up next ... apple is thinking big. what the next i-phone could look like. (rebecca) and i'm tracking your morning forecast. what to expect as you head out the door right after the break. (ácommercialá) beyond is a natural pet food
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(james)(darya) welcome back. lets get a check of weather and traffic... rebecca:unsettled weather conditions return to the region later today as a strong frontal system approaches from the north. widespread rainfall and strong, gusty winds are expected tonight into thursday across much of the
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region. unsettled and cooler conditions linger through saturday with a brief drying trend late in the upcoming weekend. unsettled weather conditions potentially return next week as well.
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( james ) for the first time... driverless cars will be tested on california roads ... áwithoutá a person behind the wheel or in the car at all. before now ...
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autonomous vehicles could only be tested on california roadways with a safety driver in the car. now the dmv has approved self driving testing without anyone inside the car. its a major step toward getting fully autonomous cars on bay area streets ... and experts say during testng they will still have a safety driver ... just not in the car. ( james ) companies have to meet extensive guidines and apply for a special permit fr the dmv before they will be allowed to send driverless cars on the streets. ( darya ) four your money...
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wells fargo is facing new allegations that it preyed on black and latino homebuyers in california. the city of sacramento is suing wells fargo for a long standing practice of pushing black and latino homebuyers into more expensive mortages than white borrowers. the lawsuit also claims illegal lending in minority and low-income communities reduced home values... limited property tax revenue and drove up foreclosures. wells fargo is not commenting on the lawsuit. ( darya ) there are rumors apple will release a new phone that is even bigger than the i-phone x. the "phablet"... or phone tablet... is said to have a 6 point 5 inch screen. the new phone would be nearly as large as
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the i-pad mini. reports say it will have an reports say it will have an o-l-e-d display similar to the i-may bring back the gold color option. the gold may bring back phone x... and may bring back the gold color option. apple normally announces new phones in september... so we may have to wait unil fall to find out for sure. ( darya ) while apple is
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getting bigger... nokia is going old school. the banana phone is making a comeback. it was first released in 1996... and it was used in the movie "the matrix." the phone has a curved shape... a slider... and now a slightly larger screen. it comes in yellow and black. now for the cost -- it's just under 100 dollars. ( james ) pizza hut is ( darya ) coming up next ... the warriors celebrated their n-b-a championship with local kids from washington d-c. why the team took them to a museum.
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break from tradition... by celebrating last year's championship at a museum instead of the white house.( darya ) and they took a group of kids with them. the warriors and students from kevin durant's hometown of seat pleasant, maryland toured the national museum of african- american history. president trump did not invite the team to the white house... after steph curry and durant opted out of a possible trip there. (rebecca) your bay area forecast is after the break.
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in your noise cancelling trheadphones?ry maybe not. maybe you could trust you won't be next to a loud eater. (eating potato chips loudly) or you could just trust duracell. (silence) ♪ ( james ) this morning on the kron 4 morning news... we are tracking the storm heading towards the bay area. this is a live look outside from our embarcadero camera. it
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is a gloomy start to the morning. and the rain is coming. taking a look at storm tracker 4 future cast. the rain expected to hit later this afternoon. (darya) good morning i'm darya folsom.. (james) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... rebecca:unsettled weather conditions return to the region later today as a strong frontal system approaches from the north. widespread rainfall and strong, gusty winds are expected tonight into thursday across much of the region. unsettled and cooler conditions linger through saturday with a brief drying trend late in the upcoming weekend.

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