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(robin) good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron 4 morning news.im robin winston. rebecca:unsettled weather conditions will persist through saturday with cool temperatures, periods of rain showers and breezy winds. dry conditions return late in the weekend and continue into monday ahead of our next weather system. this system will likely be wetter and warmer with widespread rainfall expected around the middle part of next week. rebecca:unsettled weather
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conditions will persist through saturday with cool temperatures, periods of rain showers and breezy winds. dry conditions return late in the weekend and continue into monday ahead of our next weather system. this system will likely be wetter and warmer with widespread rainfall expected around the middle part of next week.
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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
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880 to 101. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101. ( robin )people in san leandro are urged to shelter in place... as police are searching for a gunman around 10-30 last night police
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sent out a warning asking those who live near hesperian boulevard, washington avenue, upton avenue.. and halcyon drive to stay inside. that person is belived to be armed. there are no details yet on where that shooting started. fremont p-d and san leandro p-d are working together to catch the criminal. ( robin )the c-h-p is on the hunt for the driver responsible for running into a school bus, and then taking off.kron 4's ali reid reports on that crash. it was very scary for the children on board that school bus.according to c-h-p, a car in front of the bus was going around 40 mph, and started slowing down with traffic.just before coming to a complete stop, the the bus .... ran into the car.and the car behind the bus hit the bus' bumper.all 3 vehicles pulled over to the right shoulder. this was on northbound 101, near the east heading overcrossing.the driver in the 3rd vehicle fled the scene before getting out.thankfully
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a quick thinking student snapped a photo of her car and the license plate number ... according to c-h-p it's a 2004 ford taurus with moderate front end damage ..... license plate number 8-b-e-j-9-1-6the driver is described as an elderly white woman.four students reported minor injuries .... two were taken to the hospital.anyone with information on this accident is urged to call c-h-p reporting live in san jose ... ali reid ... kron 4 news. ( robin )new this morning... students at martinez junior high school will not have class... after a threatening message was written on a bathroom wall. the message is said to be about a potential shooting. right now the school district is working closely with investigators to find out who wrote the message. all activites at the junior high have been postponed as well. ( robin )a homicide investigation is underway....
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after two people were pulled from lake merritt early thursday morning. 9-1-1 calls brought first responders to lakeshore drive just after four a-m. witnesses say an altercation could be heard outside between a man and a woman. they believed someone was drowning and needed assistance. on arrival... crews could see one man struggling in the lake. officer felicia aisthorpe//oakland police dept.: "officers responded to the scene. and observed one mail in the water, for officers jumped in the lake merritt to assist the subject, they pulled him out of the lake they started cpr on the subject and he was transported to highland hospital where unfortunately he was pronounced."( robin ) that man was identified as michael grace of oakland. just after six o'clock thursday officials located the body of oakland resident... tayana johnson... 10 feet under water, 50 feet from shore. investigators are treating johnson's death as a homicide after it was revealed that the two were in a relationship. johnson's body showed signs
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of physical injuries. ( robin ) police arrested a san jose state student for an alleged sex assault. and now they are looking for more possible victims. luis venegas is in jail on several charges including sexual battery. the 4th-year student had been living in a campus village - known as 'c-v-a' to students. an investigation began on march 3rd when a victim contacted university police. that led to police learning of two more victims, and they say, there might be even more victims. anyone with information is asked to contact san jose state university police. ( robin )in the north bay.... family and colleagues are mourning the death of a marin county sheriff's deputy. 24-year old ryan zirkle was killed thursday morning in a car crash... as he was responding to a 9-1-1 call. kron four's terisa estacio has that story. (take pkg) (estacio reporting) mike casper, asst. principle san marin high school. "he
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really excelled in athletics, varsity, star quarterback" san marin asst principal mike casper on ryan zirkle, the marin county sheriffs deputy who died tragically early thursday morning. marin county sheriff robert doyle. "as you can imagine this is a sad day, ryan zirkle was 24 years old, his 25 birthday, 11 days away." the deputy was in his patrol early this morning when he crashed into a tree... he had been responding to a 911 call out in point reyes where he was based. sheriff doyle. a 911 caller called in and said they heard a crash. since communications had not heard from him they sent his partner out and saw the crash, and found ryan. sheriff doyle says first responders did all they could. sheriff doyle. it took 35 minutes to get him out, hospital, they did all they could but he did not survive. while deputies are in mourning... we are learning
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much more about ryan zirkle. he was engaged to be married, had recently bought a home in petaluma with his fiance... he grew up in novato. mark whitburn. i was his baseball coach. mark whitburn told me that he once thought ryan was messing around in class, because he smiled so much, but soon realized, ryan was just that guy, always so happy. whitburn. he was just the best. kind, nice. an investigation into the crash is being conducted by the california highway patrol. there is no word right now on a service. he is survived by his mother, dad two brothers, fiance and many other family and friends. in novato, terisa estacio, kron4 news, ( robin ) police in the south bay are looking for a thief who stole one-thousand dollars worth of electronics. this is the man they are looking for. it
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happened at a target in morgan hill.if you recognize this man... police are asking that you contact them... so they can put a name to a face.... and catch this criminal. ( robin )santa clara county police are looking for this man. police say he stole a piece of art from a popular hospital in san jose. this is the stolen picture... it is said to be worth 16- thousand dollars. it is normally found in the new sobrato building, at valley medical center. police are asking for help identifying the suspect. (robin) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... an east bay sheriff's departmen is facing allegations that they mistreated pregnant inmates. we tell you how a lawsuit by six women could grow. (robin)plus... officials are still trying to figure out what caused a bridge to collapse in florida. we go to miami to learn the latest in that investigation. (robin)and.. more surveillance video released from the parkland shooting in florida. what it tells us about the actions of the armed deputy on duty?
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(robin) and here's a live look outside...at the san mateo bridge. checking in on your morning forecast.
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rebecca:unsettled weather conditions will persist through saturday with cool
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temperatures, periods of rain showers and breezy winds. dry conditions return late in the weekend and continue into monday ahead of our next weather system. this system will likely be wetter and warmer with widespread rainfall expected around the middle part of next week.
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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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cruz, stand by right there do not move!">( robin )newly released police calls .... describe the arrest of the florida's school shooting suspect last month.also released ... the video that cost a deputy that was on the scene his career.catherine heenan shows us the damning evidence against the officer. natmoments of terror captured by the intended victimsnat desperate calls to police a shooter, a shooteranybody injuredyes yes a lot of blood ... help me pleasesobbingnow let's watch the reaction of deputy peterson.accompanied by a civilian security guard, they approach a school door, then turn and run.this camera shows him fleeing, then returning to take what he
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called a tactical position. "what i saw was a deputy arrive at the west side of building 12, take up a position. and he never went in."peterson not only failed to pursue the shooter, but told responding units to keep their distance. ( robin ) the autopsy ( robin ) ( robin ) the autopsy results for
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the shooter and victims of the deadly hostage situation in yountville on friday-- have been released... all three victims died of gunshot wounds to the head... the shooter albert wong took his own life with a self-inflicted gun shot wound one of the victims was pregnant. on monday a celebration of life is planned for the three pathway house employees killed.the event will take place at six p-m at the lincoln theater in the napa valley performing arts center on the veterans home campus in yountville. ( robin )the vallejo fire department is facing serious understaffing problems. the problem is leading to longer wait times for residents in emergencies. reporter karma dickerson talked to a firefighter... about the issues they face on a daily basis. early sunday morning - flames poured from a commercial building in vallejo...juan - who manages the building... says after he called 9-1-1 it took ten to fifteen terrifying
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minutes for firefighters to arrive... sot - juan i start coughing, coughing, coughing and i was calling the fire department...it's a scene, vallejo firefighters say... that plays out over and over across the city.the department stretched thin... forced to call on neighboring departments for help.on sunday - fairfield and benicia fire departments helped battle the commercial structure fire... potentially taking away resources from the neighboring cities.sot - anthony shair-ali, vallejo fire departmentwe would like to let citizens know we are understaffed and we can only do it with so many people and we can only do it for so long. and the fatigue factor begins to weigh in. vallejo firefighter anthony shair-ali says staffing levels in the department are so low... and the calls for help are so high... theyúre being forced to work ámandatory overtime... sot- aliwe are employed by the city but we work for the citizens and the vallejo firefighters have a great deal of pride and ownership in the level of service we provide to the citizens.ten years ago.... vallejo had eight fire stations.today... they have six.this fire station in vallejo's glen cove neighborhood is one of two that was shuttered after the
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city filed for bankruptcy in 2010.sot - ali our concern is to provide the best level of care to the citizens and when we canút staff a closed station and when we canút get guys in to help staff engines...chief jack mcarthur - who spoke to fox40 over the phone, on behalf of the city - says he's hired more than 20 firefighters in the last four years.... and continues to look for more qualified candidates.ali hopes those positions are filled sooner... rather than later... ( robin )that was karma dickerson reporting. ali says... vallejo's firefighter's first service is to the citizens and they take a great deal of pride doing that. (robin) still ahead on the kron four morning news... we told you about it happening in san francisco.. but now people in another bay area city are mis-using disabled placards. stay tuned to find out where it's happening. (robin) and here's a live look outside... at the golden gate bridge. the hollywood minute is coming up after the
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break.
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welcome back to the kron four morning news. i'm tracking your entertainment headlines today.if you thought hollywood's award season was finally over... think again! david daniel has who could be taking home an award... in today's hollywood minute. --reporter pkg-as follows-- (nat) "my son, it is your time.""black panther" is earning more than millions of dollars -- the marvel movie tops the nominations for the saturn awards, given by the academy of science fiction, fantasy, and horror films. with 14 nominations, it's one ahead of "star wars: the last jedi." close behind: "the shape of water" and "blade runner 20-49" each received nine nominations... the winners will be announced in june.(nat) "where are we?" (nat)ava duvernay sends her
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characters from one planet to another in "a wrinkle in time"... now the director has two new planets in sight. she's set to direct "new gods," part of the d-c extended universe, about two planets that exist outside of normal time and space. no word when the movie based on the d-c comics will reach theaters. (nat) "welcome to the rebellion... wade."before his latest movie, "ready player one," hits theaters march 29th, steven spielberg has a trip to make -- to london. the filmmaker is set to receive the "legend of our lifetime" award at sunday's empire awards. it's convenient for spielberg: the european premiere of "ready player one" is monday, in london. back 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)
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>> dr. stanley: remember this: cannot change the laws of god. when he has visited you in some form of adversity and he brings you through that, that's like he has increased the strength of the foundation of your life and your faith in him. [music] (áábreakáá)
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(robin) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast. rebecca:unsettled weather conditions will persist through saturday with cool temperatures, periods of rain showers and breezy winds. dry
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conditions return late in the weekend and continue into monday ahead of our next weather system. this system will likely be wetter and warmer with widespread rainfall expected around the middle part of next week. rebecca:unsettled weather conditions will persist
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through saturday with cool temperatures, periods of rain showers and breezy winds. dry conditions return late in the weekend and continue into monday ahead of our next weather system. this system will likely be wetter and warmer with widespread rainfall expected around the middle part of next week.
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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
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880 to 101. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101.
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( robin )in florida... four people are dead and ten others are injured... following a pedestrian bridge collapse. the walkway had only been in place for a couple of days. it was supposed to be completed over the next few months. natasha chen has more on this developing story. --reporter pkg-as follows--a team of investigators from the ntsb is on scene as well as staff from the occupational safety and health administration. they're going to be working all night. meanwhile we're seeing people come to this intersection lighting candles here remembering that this was a terrifying moment especially for those where were trapped under the bridge in their cars and they're remembering at least four people who died toady.a horrifying sight at florida international university --a pedestrian walkway collapsed thursday afternoon.isabella carrasco / fiu student: "the cars were completely crushed underone person was pulled out of the car and they started performing cpr right on the street."authorities responded to the scene shortly before 2
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p.m.major christopher dellapietra / florida highway patrol: "we encountered several vehicles that were crushed as result of this incident. we quickly shifted into a search and rescue mode with miami dade fire and police."first responders rescued victims trapped under the 950-ton concrete span.dave downey / miami dade fire rescue chief: "we're using all of our equipment, we're using our k9's, and we're going to continue to search this pile until we're sure there's no other survivors."designed to give f-i-u students and faculty a safe way to cross the busy intersection...the 14.2 million dollar project has taken years of planning. last week, local officials touted the bridge as state of the art --highlighting the project's speedy construction technique.the main section of the walkway was swung into place just a few days ago. jorge munilla / mcm construction: "it's called the accelerated bridge construction method. this is the largest one ever done in the united states -- so this is a first for the united states."the cause of the collapse remains unclear.ntsb investigators arrived on-scene thursday night.gov. rick scott / florida: "the most important
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thing we can do right now is pray for the individuals who ended up in the hospital for their full recovery, pray for the family members who lost loved ones."this street here this is southwest 8th street is a state highway. it's going to be closed for the time being as investigators continue to work and figure out what exactly happened here. meanwhile florida international university says their classes will be in session here tomorrow despite this street being closed. in miami, natasha chen back to you. ( robin )in the south bay... the d-m-v conducted an undercover operation... where they caught people using counterfeit handicap placards. kron 4's rob fladeboe has that story. wendy espinoza/dept of motor vehicles "....good morning sir, i'm with the dmv, i am a police officer, we're checking parking placards today....the dmv's wendy espinoza and about a dozen other undercover officers spent the morning at the costco store on almaden expressway. they were checking to make sure disabled
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parking placards were valid and being used by the people to whom they were issued.é jaime garza/dept of motor vehicles "....we're trying to use a combination of public awareness and enforcement to get the message across to people that they need to save that space..."misuse varies, most violations involve family or friends using a placard to get a spot up close or avoid parking fees. sometimes, the placard is long since expired, which led to a citation for cici michaud of morgan hill. cici michard/received citation "...i am guilty, what can i say, i wasn't paying attention, i didn't follow the rules and i will have to pay for it..."competition for parking at this costco can be fierce, especially for the disabled. the crackdown is welcome.roger lilly/costco customer "...i think it'sabot time that they did something about the fact that people are parking in spots that are needed by handicapped people...."the dmv carries out several such operations each
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month around the state. they not only root out abuse but reduce the impact disabled person parking placard fraud has on the mobility of those with disabilities.jaime garcia/dmv '....we don't want to issue a single citation but if you're going to break the law well going to issue a reminder in the form of a citation to remind you to save the space..."rob fladeboe/san jose "...in some twenty such operations like this conducted last month the ratio of citations to people checked out was about one in ten. today, 40 people were checked and only one citation was issued. in san jose rob fladeboe kron 4 news (robin) coming up next on the kron 4 morning news... happy hour could be getting a lot more expensive. we'll explain next.
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4 your money this morning.... raise a glass to a favorite beer while you can... because the price may soon go up. new tariff's president trump is imposing on steel and aluminum could praise production costs. our washington correspondent... morgan wright explains. morgan wright reporting:take one look around port city brewery in alexandria, virginia -- and you'll notice there's no shortage of steel bill butcher, founder, port city brewing company: craft brewing is growing in the usmw reporting: but bill butcher the founder of port city brewing - thinks growth may slow down as a result of president trump's 10 percent tariff on aluminum and 25 percent tariff on steel.bill butcher, founder, port city brewing company: it's going to hit the smaller producers like us in a much more dramatic fashion than the big guys.mw reporting: craft breweries across the nation
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rely heavily on steel and aluminum for their day to day operation from kegs to can-sheet aluminum and butcher says this can impact the growth of the entire industry.bill butcher, founder, port city brewing company: with these tariffs, i just feel the prices are going to go up and it's going to become more and more difficult to continue to invest in our growthmw reporting: scott paul the president of the alliance for american manufacturing says the tariffs will force companies to make a choicescott paul, president of the alliance for american manufacturing: they can either take the accumulated savings they made from dumped aluminum and dumped steel over the past decade or the advantage of tax cuts they just received or they can charge their customers another penny and a halfbill butcher, founder, port city brewing company: if it's more expensive for us to invest in steel kegs and also our equipment unfortunately we have to pass those price increases onto our customersmw standup: it remains to be seen - if this will impact consumers wallets and aspiring brewers wanting to get involved in the industry - but if prices go up, and sales go down the industry could take a hit.mw reporting: congressman rothfus of pennsylvania says the tariffs are necessary to keep the us competitive in the global market.rep. rothfus, pa: you have to have a competitive regulatory environment we just put the american tax system on a much more competitive level in the global market place. mw
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reporting: reporting in washington, morgan wright. (robin) coming up on the kron four morning news... some bay area couples hoping to become parents in the future ... are taking action against a fertility clinic. that's story's next after the break (ácommercialá) welcome back.
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checking in on your morning forecast. rebecca:unsettled weather conditions will persist through saturday with cool
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temperatures, periods of rain showers and breezy winds. dry conditions return late in the weekend and continue into monday ahead of our next weather system. this system will likely be wetter and warmer with widespread rainfall expected around the middle part of next week. rebecca:unsettled weather
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conditions will persist through saturday with cool temperatures, periods of rain showers and breezy winds. dry conditions return late in the weekend and continue into monday ahead of our next weather system. this system will likely be wetter and warmer with widespread rainfall expected around the next week. no major hot 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
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101. ( robin )some couples ( robin ) some couples who have been planning way ahead to have a family by freezing eggs and embryos may now be out of luck. a storage problem at a san francisco clinic has now lead to lawsuit. kron 4's dan kerman has the story clients of san francisco's pacific fertility center have
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filed a class action lawsuit for breach of contract negligence and conversion due to the improper storage of eggs and embryossot tracey cowan/ attorney 11-20these eggs and embroys the clients consider them their future childrenearlier this month attorneys say pacific fertility center clients received this email saying "a single piece of equipment lost liquid nitrogen for a brief period of time. your tissue was stored in the affected tank and may have been impacted.sotif you can imagine to learn overnight just because processes weren't followed or there was an equipment failure of some kind that your dreams of becoming a parent have been wiped out, it is a devastating lossattorneys say the only way to know the viability of some 2000 eggs and embryos is to thaw them if viable they must be used immediately, if not, some prospective parents can't start over either because they are too old or because they have medical issuessotwhat we want more than anything else is for this to never happen againon monday a class action
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lawsuit was filed against this cleveland clinic over the destruction of 2000 eggs and embryos . as for pacific fertility center , it's housed on the 5th floor of this francisco street office building. we reached out to them for comment, but did not hear backstandup dan kerman/sf 133-143attorneys say they are finding improper storage of eggs and embryos is a widespread problem, so in addition to the lawsuit they are also reaching out to lawmakers to pass legislation to regulate the industry. industry. ( robin ) the alameda county sheriff's office was back in federal court thursday. back in january... six former and current women inmates... some who were pregnant... filed a lawsuit alleging abuse... and forcing women to agree to abortions. kron four's philippe djegal reports.
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(philippe) a jury-trial could happen as early as may. this after a federal judge tabled the plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction -- asking for more medical information. the plaintiff's wanted to have the remaining pregnant women at the santa rita jail in dublin transferred to more comfortable conditions. debbie johnston has taken interest in this case... after her 22-year-old daughter was arrested earlier this month and booked into santa rita. her daughter is not part of the lawsuit now... but could be added soon.... debbie says in recent weeks, her daughter has complained about how she's been treated behind bars. she's three- months pregnant.debbe johnston/mother- "she's terrified. she thinks they're going to make her lose her baby." the lawsuit was filed by six former and current women inmates. four of them were pregnant. two of them had miscarriages. they allege that the alameda county jail is not safe for pregnant women. among the claims, it accuses alameda county sheriff's deputies, who run the facility... of making pregnant women agree to
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abortions. and, not providing proper nutrition or clothing.debbe johnston/mothe r- "you can punish people -- i get that. um, but you can't treat them like animals and you can't treat them with such lack of humanity and lack of caring just because they happen to be in jail and pregnant." the alameda county sheriff's office denies the allegations... and, says it's confident it's attorney's will prove their case in court. in san francisco, philippe djegal, kron four news. (robin) coming up on the kron four morning news... two eastbay lottery winners are a few thousand dollars richer. we tell you how much they won... after the break. spots. bay no
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major hot (robin) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo
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bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. ( robin ) to 101. min from 880 to 101.
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( robin ) an east bay ( robin ) an east bay couple won 307-thousand dollars after they matched five of the six numbers in last week's
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powerball drawing. john scroggs and paul robles bought their quick-pick ticket at the cvs on meeker avenue in richmond. the ticket was just missing the red powerball number. the two men have two 8-month-old boys and they say they are going to put the money towards a college fun. they will also put some of the winnings towards their future retirement. the next powerball drawing is on saturday-- and that jackpot is 455-million dollars. ( robin )coming up at 5 on the kron for morning news... people in a bay area city are mis-using disabled placards. we tell you where it's happening... and what police are doing to crack down on the problem. ( robin )plus... an east bay sheriff's departmen is facing allegations that they mistreated pregnant inmates. we tell you how a lawsuit by six women could grow.
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( james ) it's friday... and it's
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raining in parts of the bay area right. we're tracking the wet forecast. ( darya ) good morning i'm darya folsom..( james ) fletcher. lets start the morning with a check and traffic... rebecca: unsettled weather conditions will persist through saturday with
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cool temperatures, periods of rain showers and breezy winds. dry conditions return late in the weekend and continue into monday ahead of our next weather system. this system will likely be wetter and warmer with widespread around the middle part of next week. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from
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the maze to sf. ( darya ) breaking overnight... a shelter-in- place order has now in been lifted in san leandro.( james ) right now... authorities there are investigating a police shooting. kron 4's will tran joins us live... will...
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( james ) thanks will. we will check back with you through out the morning. ( darya ) breaking international news.... seven u-s service members were killed in a helicopter crash in western iraq. a short time ago, the penatgon said there were no survivors in the crash. a second american helicopter flying alongside did not report seeing signs of hostile fire when the
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helicopter went down. the u-s military says the helicopter was ánot on a combat mission at the time. ( darya ) in the east bay... a group of thieves leads police on a chase from castro valley to oakland. that chase ended with a crash. here is a picture from the crash scene. police say 4 people tried to grab a woman's purse in castro valley. during the police chase... officers discovered that the car they thieves were in was stolen. you can see from this picture that the crash ended when they crashed the car through a fence and into a garage in oakland. all 4 people were arrested. ( james ) the c-h-p is on the hunt for the driver responsible for crashing into a school bus in san jose... and taking off. at least 4 students were hurt. the c-h-p says the bus rear-ended the car in front it on highway 101. and was then hit from behind by another car. all three drivers then started to pull over to the right shoulder. but the driver who rear-ended the bus... decided to take off instead. that's when a quick thinking student snapped a photo of the woman's car and the license
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plate number. c-h-p says they're looking for a 2004 ford taurus with moderate front end damage. ( james ) in the north bay... family and colleagues are mourning the death of a marin county sheriff's deputy. 24-year old ryan zirkle died yesterday morning... while responding to a 9-1-1 call. we first brought you this story yesterday morning as breaking news. he crashed into a tree. zirkle was engaged to be married... he had recently bought a home in petaluma with his fiance... and he grew up in novato. ( james ) c-h-p is investigating the crash. zirkle is survived by his mother and father... and his two brothers. ( darya ) in the east bay... we're learning more about the deaths of two people.. who were pulled from
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lake merritt. we first brought this story yesterday morning as breaking news. crews pulled out michael grace and tayana johnson. witnessses say they heard a man and woman arguing around 4 in the morning. when authorities got to the scene... they saw grace struggling in the water. officers jumped in the water... pulled him out and started c-p-r. but grace died. just after 6... johnson's body was found in the water. her death is being treated as a homicide. police say her body showed signs of physical injuries. grace's death is being investigated as accidental. ( darya ) we're now getting a look at the san jose state student arrested for sexual assault. luis venegas is in jail --- facing several charges. he's accused of assaulting two men. but police say they are looking for more victims. we first told about his arrest yesterday morning. venegas had been living in a campus village. police say one of the victims is a fellow san jose state student. ( darya ) the autopsy results have been released in
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the deadly hostage standoff in yountville. officials say all three victims died instantly ... from gunshot wounds to the head. one of the victims was pregnant. the gunman albert wong died of a self -inflicted gunshot wound. a 'celebration of life' for is planned for the victims on monday. the event will take place at 6- p-m at the lincoln theater, in the napa valley performing arts center ... on the veterans home campus in yountville. ( james ) some bay area couples who have decided to freeze eggs and embryos may now be out of luck.( darya ) a storage problem at a san francisco clinic has now lead to lawsuit. kron 4's dan kerman has the story. clients of san francisco's pacific fertility center have filed a class action lawsuit for breach of contract negligence and conversion due to the improper storage of eggs and embryossot tracey cowan/ attorney 11-20these eggs and embroys the clients consider them their future childrenearlier this month attorneys say pacific fertility center clients received this email saying "a single piece of equipment lost
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liquid nitrogen for a brief period of time. your tissue was stored in the affected tank and may have been impacted.sotif you can imagine to learn overnight just because processes weren't followed or there was an equipment failure of some kind that your dreams of becoming a parent have been wiped out, it is a devastating lossattorneys say the only way to know the viability of some 2000 eggs and embryos is to thaw them if viable they must be used immediately, if not, some prospective parents can't start over either because they are too old or because they have medical issuessotwhat we want more than anything else is for this to never happen againon monday a class action lawsuit was filed against this cleveland clinic over the destruction of 2000 eggs and embryos . as for pacific fertility center , it's housed on the 5th floor of this francisco street office building. we reached out to them for comment, but did not hear backstandup dan kerman/sf 133-143attorneys say they are finding improper storage of eggs and embryos is a widespread problem, so in addition to the lawsuit they are also reaching out to lawmakers to pass legislation to regulate the industry.
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( james ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... we have an update on the deadly bridge collapse in florida... what officials are saying about what went wrong. ( james ) plus... another bay area school briefly on lockdown this week... the threatening graffiti found on campus. ( james ) and... one oakland council member is trying to reduce the use of plastic straws... find out how restuarants would have to ( rebecca ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from
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the "la tuna canyon fire" in southern california gave way... sending mudflows that shut down several streets. scoop by scoop... public works crews cleared away mud covering this intersection in burbank. multiple streets were temporarily shut down as crews cleaned up the mess. people who live in the area say they know all too well about the risks that come with living near a burned hillside... and they're glad the storm wasn't worse. ( james )( darya ) welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. let's get a check of the forecast.
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rebecca:unsettled weather conditions will persist through saturday with cool temperatures, periods of rain showers and breezy winds. dry conditions return late in the weekend and continue into monday ahead of our next weather system. this system will likely be wetter and warmer with widespread rainfall expected around the middle part of next week.
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next week. middle part of next week.
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you can track the wet weather in your neighborhood with the kron-4 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
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less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. ( darya ) a big story a big story this
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morning... at least six people are dead after a pedestrian bridge collapsed near florida international university. now...the safety of that 14 point 2 million dollar project is being questioned. natasha chen has the story from miami. sot voice of lynell collins, witnessed bridge collapse"i just hear this really loud
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cracking sound and i'm looking around wondering where it was coming from and then i looked and i actually saw the bridge go down."the pedestrian bridge rescue operation is now a recovery operation today.sot alvaro zabaleta, public information officer miami-dade police department"now this has turned into a, from a rescue to a recovery operation. what we can confirm at this point at least we can confirm six fatalities."the national transportation safety board is on the scene and in the very early stages of investigating the deadly bridge collapse... that university president mark rosenberg said just days ago was built to provide a safe way to cross the busy intersection.sot mark rosenberg, fiu president"this new bridge is critical for student safety. and we're thrilled that they can now have a much safer passage to get to fiu and back to their homes in sweetwater."president rosenberg releasing this message on bridge collapse today.sot mark rosenberg, fiu president "yesterday's accident of the bridge collapse stuns us. it saddens us. it's exactly the opposite of what we intended."what they intended was safety...safety that is now being questioned. sot governor rick scott, florida"we will hold anybody accountable if anybody has done anything wrong." ( darya ) that was natasha
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chen reporting. doctors and medical students ran to the scene from a nearby building and started treating victims. the bridge was built using a faster construction process and designed to category 5 hurricane. ( james ) two state legislators are looking to cut marijuana taxes... to keep customers buying pot álegally. recreational marijuana has been legal for about three- months. but some lawmakers are worried that state taxes are driving customers to the black market. growers and sellers have also been complaining. right now... the state imposes a 15- percent excise tax. that's on top of separate taxes for cultivation and the regular state taxes. ( james ) new this morning... people in oakland could soon be saying goodbye to plastic straws in restauarants. city council member abel guillen is introducing plans to limit the environmental damage caused by
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single use plastic straws. his ordinance would require restaurants... bars... and cafes to only give plastic straws out to customers by request. most single use straws can't be recycled and the plastic found in the straws is not biodegradable. ( james ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... car break-ins are a major problem in san francisco. just check out this mess... but what the thief stole... may not have been worth the trouble. ( james ) and after the break... raise a glass to a favorite beer -- while you can afford it. why beer prices may be going up.
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less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( darya ) president trump's
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tariff's on steel and aluminum could slow down the craft brewing business in the u-s.( james ) breweries all across the u-s rely heavily on steel and aluminum for day to day operations. the founder of port city brewing company in virginia thinks the tariffs will drive up the prices leading to a price increase in beer for customers. ( darya ) the tariff's are more likely to affect the smaller breweries than the big name producers. ( darya ) singer rihanna is going after snapchat for publishing an ad making light of her being a victim of domestic violence. ( james ) the ad said "would you rather slap rihanna or punch chris brown?" rihanna then blasted the app suggesting fans delete it. ( darya ) that led to snap inc stocks falling 3-point-6 percent thursday. the ad has been removed from the app and the company has issued an apology. ( james ) this comes just
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weeks after kylie jenner blasted the app's new design... leading to the company loosing million of dollars. (rebecca) your bay area forecast is after the break.
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the kron four morning news... lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic...
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rebecca:unsettled weather conditions will persist through saturday with cool temperatures, periods of rain showers and breezy winds. dry conditions return late in the weekend and continue into monday ahead of our next weather system. this system will likely be wetter and warmer with widespread rainfall expected around the middle part of next week.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf.
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( darya ) a big story this morning.. california high school in san ramon sent a letter out to parents saying they found hate speech graffiti in the bathrooms yesterday. one was anti-semitic... a second was hateful towards african americans... and the third threatened violence. the school took extra precausion and had law enforcement on campus. ( darya ) and threatening graffiti was also found at james logan high school in union city. this is a picture of the graffiti. it was found in a bathroom it says that somebody is going to shoot up the school. the school was briefly locked down after the graffiti was found. the school says they do not believe that the threat is credible and that school will resume as normal today. ( james ) classes are canceled at martinez junior high school... after a threatening message was written on a bathroom wall. the school district says someone threatened to shoot up the school. the district says it is working with police
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to find the person responsible. they also say this is ánotá a credible threat... but out of an abundance of caution -- classes and after school activities are canceled. ( james ) the s-f-p-d officer once known as the "hot cop of the castro" has been found guilty of felony hit and run. christopher kohrs had been accused of hitting two people in north beach -- back in 2015 and then leaving the scene. a passenger testified that kohrs was the designated driver that night and appeared to be sober at the time. but did not react fast enough. kohrs turned himself in later that day. one victim suffered has a broken jaw, a fractured ankle, and an injured shoulder. the second victim suffered a broken nose, a broken eye socket, a broken neck, a brain hemorrhage, a spinal fracture and memory impairment. kohrs is scheduled to be sentenced on april fourth. ( darya ) san francisco police say two people were hurt during a home invasion. it happened in the oceanview neighborhood near 280.
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police say three armed men broke into the apartment around 11 o'clock wednesday night and held three people at gunpoint. two of the victims were pistol-whipped during the robbery. the thieves ran off with cellphones... wallets... shoes and a safe. ( darya ) police are looking a woman seen in this new video. officers say the woman used stolen credit cards to make several purchases at santa rosa stores... including target. ( darya ) the d-m-v used an undercover operation... to bust people using counterfeit handicap placards. about a dozen undercover officers spent yesterday morning at the costco on almaden expressway. they were checking to make sure disabled parking placards were valid... and being used by the people they were issued to. most violations involve family or friends using a placard to get a better parking spot. and violations are for having a placard that's expired.
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( darya ) the d-m-v carries out several such operations each month around the state. 40 people were checked and only one citation was issued. ( james ) new this morning... transgender students at the city college of san francisco will soon be able to use their chosen name. students can use their chosen name for school emails, class rosters, online courses, and student i-d cards. the new policy is also meant to help undocumented students who are afraid of using their birth names. the college says it made the change to create an educational space where all students feel safe. ( james ) car break-ins are rising in san francisco. but one man was caught... and what he took with him was worth far less than the car window he broke. police arrested laniselota sione. police heard a car alarm at the intersection of spear and
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harrison. the car's back window had been shattered... and police say sione took off on a bike. police say he had a box of ácookies with him... that belonged to the victim. ( darya ) in the south bay... police in morgan hill are looking for the thief who stole one-thousand dollars worth of electronics. this happened at target. police hope someone recognizes the man's white watch... and that will lead them to him. ( darya ) in san jose... police are looking for this man... who they say stole a piece of art from a hospital. the stolen picture is said to be worth 16-picture is said the stolen picture is said to be worth 16-picture is said to be worth 16-thousand dollars. it normally hangs in the new sobrato building... at valley medical center. ( james ) still ahead ( james ) center.valley medical building... at new sobrato hangs in the it normally dollars. it normally hangs in the new sobrato valley medical center. ( james ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... a proposed bill would take a
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stand against human traffcking... we'll explain why some tech companies are against it. ( james ) plus... more snow is piling up in the sierra... we'll tell you how to prepare if your heading up this weekend. ( james ) and next... if you own a snuggie... you may be getting a refund. find out if your eligible after the break. ( rebecca ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. q1 and q2 look robust,
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( james ) if you have a snuggie laying around the house... you may be getting a refund. the marketing company behind the famous "snuggie" is refunding 7- point-2 million dollars to customers. the company had a promotion for two for 19-95
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on an infomercial... but they didn't tell customers about an extra handling fee. more than 200-thousand people were scammed by the promotion. affected customers can expect a refund check in the mail in next few days. ( james ) a german shepard that was mistakenly flown to japan has been reunited with his owners. the mix up was just one day after united airlines told a passenger to put their dog in an overhead bin... where he died. irgo the german shepard was meant to fly to portand...and was somehow mistaken for a great dane that was meant to fly to japan. irgo's family says they couldn't be more excited to have him home.. and don't plan on sending him on a flight anytime soon. (rebecca) your bay area forecast is after the break. (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) ( james )( james ) (áábreakáá)(ácommercialá)
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piling up in the sierra. this is what it looks like in soda springs. anyone driving up i-80 needs chains... driving up i-80 needs chains... and they need to be ready for traffic breaks. heavy snow is in forecast. two to four feet of snow is expected to fall. ( james )( darya ) checking bay area weather before you head out the door.. rebecca:unsettled weather conditions will persist through saturday with cool temperatures, periods of rain showers and breezy winds. dry
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conditions return late in the weekend and continue into monday ahead of our next weather system. this system will likely be wetter and warmer with widespread rainfall expected around the middle part of next week. rebecca:unsettled weather conditions will persist through saturday with cool temperatures, periods of rain showers and breezy winds. dry conditions return late in the weekend and continue into
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monday ahead of our next weather system. this system will likely be wetter and warmer with widespread rainfall expected around the middle part of next week.
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you can track the wet weather in your neighborhood with the kron-4 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 no major hot no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101
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( darya ) the senate is expected to vote soon on the sex traffickers act. but some critics worry the proposed law could make the problem áworse.( james ) kron4's alexandra limon explains from washington, d.c. websites that allow human trafficking and child sex rings are the targets of bill the senate will soon consider . sen. roundsit allows state agencies to go after them, just like the federal department of justice can go after them. but it also makes it clear that they lose their liability protection under federal law.the tech community is divided over that liability protection. the internet association supports the bill - while smaller tech companies and start ups oppose it. alexandra limonsenator ron wyden of oregon fears that instead of decreasing online sex trafficking the bill could have the opposite affect driving criminal activity into the shadows, making it harder for law enforcement to find. the house passed the bill with an overwhelming majority.but representatives from california's bay area - a huge tech hub - were split.leader
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nancy pelosi voted in favor, representative jackie speier didn't vote and other bay area representatives voted against the bill -including zoe lofgren.loefgren there was an amendment that had not gone through committee process, was unconstitutional, the justice department pointed out very helpfully, that it applied the law retroactively. you cant do that.in the same letter the justice department said the sesta fosta bill is broader than necessary because it extends to online sexual transactions between consenting adultsnoemthe language has been vetted we've been working on it for quite some time. this makes sure that we can go after criminals. i don't know why anyone would advocate for shielding criminals.south dakota congress woman kristi noem is one of the most vocal supporters of sesta fosta saying it gives law enforcement the tools they need to prosecut online sex traffickers and enablers.in washington alexandra limon. ( james ) mail theft is common during tax season... here are some tips to avoid becoming a victim. take
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all outgoing mail to the post office... or drop it in a blue collection box. pick up your mail quickly... and avoid leaving it in your mailbox overnight. consider getting a post office box or a locked mailbox. stay in contact with your neighbors about vacations... that way you can help each other keep an eye out. and if your mail is stolen... report it to the postal inspection service office and police. ( james ) happening tonight... the mega millions drawing. the jackpot is now up to 345 million dollars. áif you win... you could take the lump sum of 205-million. and if you're really feeling lucky... you could also buy a powerball ticket. that drawing is tomorrow night... and the jackpot is up to 455 million. ( james ) coming up after the break... it's a first for a major hollywood studio. what makes "love simon" different... and what else is coming to theaters this weekend.
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( james ) in theaters today... academy award winner alicia vikander steps into the shoes of a young lara croft in "tomb raider." vikander put in months of extensive training
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for the role. "the hateful eight's" walton goggins as stars in this one as the villian. "tomb raider" is rated "p-g-13." ( james ) "love simon" also hits theaters today. this is the first big studio movie about a gay teen romance. it stars nick robinson as simon... who has yet to tell his family or friends that he's gay. "love simon" is rated "p-g-13." ( james ) coming up in the next hour of the kron 4 morning news.. we're following breaking news out of san jose. police are on the scene of a deadly car crash. kron 4's lydia pantazes is live at the scene. ( james ) plus... authorities are investigating a police shooting in san leandro. will tran will be live with the latest. ( james ) and... we have an update on the deadly bridge collapse... as the death toll rises in florida. (ácommercialá)
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with our unique mix of must-have brands at must-buy prices, you can be active or totally relaxed. ♪ ♪ you can shop online or take it home today. you'll always save on something for every you. maxx you. maxx life. t.j.maxx. ( james ) ( james ) and we are tracking the
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storm system hitting the bay area this morning.(adlib) (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
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will persist through saturday with cool temperatures, periods of rain showers and breezy winds. dry conditions return late in the weekend and continue into monday ahead of our next weather system. this system will likely be wetter and warmer with widespread rainfall expected around the middle part of next week. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( darya ) breaking news out of the south bay... police are on the scene of deadly car crash in san jose.( james ) kron 4's lydia pantazes is
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live at the scene. lydia... what do we know.
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the morning. ( darya ) breaking overnight... a shelter-in- place order has now in been lifted in san leandro.( james ) right now... authorities there are investigating a police shooting. kron 4's will tran joins us live... will...
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( james ) thanks will.( james ) thanks will. we will check back with you through out the morning. ( darya ) breaking international news.... service members were helicopter crash in western iraq. a short time ago, the there were no survivors in the crash. a second american helicopter alongside did not report seeing signs of hostile fire when the helicopter went down. the u-s military says the helicopter was ánot on a combat mission at the time.at the time. ( james ) thanks will. we will check back with you through out the morning.
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( darya ) breaking international news.... seven u-s service members were killed in a helicopter crash in western iraq. a short time ago, the penatgon said there were no survivors in the crash. a second american helicopter flying alongside did not report seeing signs of hostile fire when the helicopter went down. the u-s military says the helicopter was ánot on a combat mission at the time. ( darya ) in the east bay... a group of thieves leads police on a chase from castro valley to oakland. that chase ended with a crash. here is a picture from the crash scene. police say 4 people tried to grab a woman's purse in castro valley. during the police chase... officers discovered that the car they thieves were in was stolen. you can see from this picture that the crash ended when they crashed the car through a fence and into a garage in oakland. all 4 people were arrested. ( james ) the c-h-p is on the hunt for the driver responsible for crashing into a school bus in san jose...
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and taking off. at least 4 students were hurt. the c-h-p says the bus rear-ended the car in front it on highway 101. and was then hit from behind by another car. all three drivers then started to pull over to the right shoulder. but the driver who rear-ended the bus... decided to take off instead. that's when a quick thinking student snapped a photo of the woman's car and the license plate number. c-h-p says they're looking for a 2004 ford taurus with moderate front end damage. ( james ) in the north bay... family and colleagues are mourning the death of a marin county sheriff's deputy. 24-year old ryan zirkle died yesterday morning... while responding to a 9-1-1 call. we first brought you this story yesterday morning as breaking news. he crashed into a tree. zirkle was engaged to be married... he had recently bought a home in petaluma with his fiance... and he grew up in novato.
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class, because he smiled so much, but soon realized, ryan was just that guy, always so happy. whitburn. he was just the best. kind, nice.>( james ) c-h-p is investigating the crash. zirkle is survived by his mother and father... and his two brothers. ( darya ) in the east bay... we're learning more about the deaths of two people.. who were pulled from lake merritt. we first brought this story yesterday morning as breaking news. crews pulled out michael grace and tayana michael grace pulled out michael grace and tayana johnson. witnessses say they heard a man and woman arguing around 4 in the morning. when authorities got to the scene... they saw grace struggling in the water. officers jumped in the water... pulled him out and started c-p-r. but grace died. just after 6... johnson's body was found in the water. her death is being treated as a homicide. police say her body showed signs of physical injuries. grace's death is being investigated as accidental.
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( darya ) we're now getting a look at the san jose state student arrested for sexual assault. luis venegas is in jail --- facing several charges. he's accused of assaulting two men. but police say they are looking for more victims. we first told about his arrest yesterday morning. venegas had been living in a campus village. police say one of the victims is a fellow san jose state student. ( darya ) the autopsy results have been released in the deadly hostage standoff in yountville. officials say all three victims died all three victims died instantly ... from gunshot wounds to the head. one of the victims was pregnant. the gunman albert wong died of a self - inflicted gunshot wound. a 'celebration of life' for is planned for the victims on monday. the event will take place at 6- p-m at the lincoln theater, in the napa valley performing arts center ... on the veterans home campus in yountville. ( james ) a big story this
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morning... at least six people are dead after a pedestrian bridge collapsed near florida international university in miami. the national transportation safety board is on the scene and in the very early stages of investigating the deadly bridge collapse. university officials say it was built to provide a safe way to cross the busy intersection. now...the safety of that 14 point 2 million dollar project is being questioned. ( james ) doctors and medical students ran to the scene from a nearby building and started treating victims. the bridge was built using a faster construction process and designed to withstand a category 5 hurricane. ( darya ) coming up on the kron
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four morning news... some bay area couples hoping to become parents in the future ... are taking action against a fertility clinic. ( darya ) plus ... an east bay sheriff's departmen is facing allegations that they mistreated pregnant inmates. the latest on the lawsuit by six women. ( darya ) and... one oakland council member is trying to reduce the use of plastic straws... find out how restuarants would have to ( rebecca ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. (ácommercialá)
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rebecca:unsettled weather conditions will persist through saturday with cool temperatures, periods of rain showers and breezy winds. dry conditions return late in the weekend and continue into monday ahead of our next weather system. this system will likely be wetter and warmer with widespread rainfall expected widespread rainfall expected around the middle part of next week.
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rebecca:unsettled weather conditions will persist through saturday with cool temperatures, periods of rain showers and breezy winds. dry conditions return late in the weekend and continue into monday ahead of our next weather system. this system will likely be wetter and warmer with widespread rainfall expected around the middle part of next week.
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you can track the wet weather in your neighborhood with the kron-4 mobile app. you can also be the first to know about breaking news when it happens... by turning on push alerts.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101
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( james ) ( james )speaking of the rain ... hills scarred by the "la tuna canyon fire" in southern california gave way ... sending mudflows that shut down several streets. scoop by scoop... public works crews cleared away mud covering this intersection in
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burbank. multiple streets were temporarily shut down as crews cleaned up the mess. people who live in the area say they know all too well about the risks that come with living near a burned hillside... and they're glad the storm wasn't worse. ( darya ) some bay area couples who have decided to freeze eggs and embryos may now be out of luck. a storage problem at a san francisco clinic has now lead to lawsuit. clients of san francisco's pacific fertility center have filed a class action lawsuit for breach of contract and negligence over the improper storage of eggs and embryos. earlier this month pacific fertility center clients received an email saying that an equipment problem may have affected their embryos.
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say they are finding improper storage of eggs and embryos is a widespread problem. in addition to the lawsuit they are also reaching out to lawmakers to pass legislation to regulate the industry. ( james ) the alameda county sheriff's office was back in court ... denying allegations in a lawsuit filed by six former and current women inmates at the alameda jail they say the jail is not safe for pregnant women. among the claims ... it accuses alameda county sheriff's deputies of not providing proper nutrition or clothing. debbie johnston has taken interest in the case... since her 22- year -old daughter who is three months pregnant was booked into santa rita and has complained about how she is treated behind bars. ( james ) on thursday a judge tabled a motion for a prelimanary injunction to transfer the remaining pregnant women to another
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facility. a jury trial could happen as early as may. ( darya ) two state legislators are looking to cut marijuana taxes... to keep customers buying pot álegally. recreational marijuana has been legal for about three- months. but some lawmakers are worried that state taxes are driving customers to the black market. growers and sellers have also been complaining. right now... the state imposes a 15- percent excise tax. that's on top of separate taxes for cultivation and the regular state taxes. ( darya ) new this morning... people in oakland could soon be saying goodbye to plastic straws in restauarants.
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city council member abel guillen is introducing plans to limit the environmental damage caused by single use plastic straws. his ordinance would require restaurants... bars... and cafes to only give plastic straws out to customers by request. most single use straws can't be recycled and the plastic found in the straws is not biodegradable. ( james ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news ... another bay area school briefly on lockdown this week... the threatening graffiti found on campus. ( james ) kaepernick could be making a comeback.we check out his latest workout .... and tell you about the team in need of a q-b with his talents. and here's a live look outside... san mateo bridge. (ácommercialá)
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(robin) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from
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the maze to sf. golden gate bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. plaza. to the toll 30 min from 37 time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. ( james )(ááá2 shotááá) could colin (ááá2 shotááá)( james ) (ááá2 shotááá) could colin
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kaepernick be making an n-f-l comeback?videos have surfaced of the former 49er and now free agent ... working out in houston texas.( darya ) he was seen throwing the football around ... practicing drills typical for a quarterback. videos also show him getting into peak shape by throwing the weights around. texans quarterback deshaun watson is still rehabbing an a-c-l injury ... meaning there could be an opening.( james ) kaepernick has not played since the 2016 season ... when he began to kneel for the national anthem. ( darya )(ááá2 shot ááá) steph curry could have some stiff competition in the near
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future.toyota engineers made a 6-foot-3 robot that shoots hoops better than the pros.( james ) named "cue" ... the humanoid robot can shoot with nearly 100 percent accuracy up to 12 feet from the rim.when handed a ball ... cue calculates the shot ... squats and then throws the ball using the same movements as a real player.( darya )in a shootout, the robot scored more free-throws than japans top pro-players. however the robot is attached to a small platform connected by power cables and cannot move around the court ... so it wont appear in the n-b-a anytime soon. (rebecca) and i'm tracking your morning forecast. what to expect as you head out the door right after the
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break. ( lydia ) a deadly crash in the south bay.ill (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá)
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(james)(darya) lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... rebecca:unsettled weather conditions will persist through saturday with cool
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temperatures, periods of rain showers and breezy winds. dry conditions return late in the weekend and continue into monday ahead of our next weather system. this system will likely be wetter and warmer with widespread rainfall expected around the middle part of next week. 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
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880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( darya ) breaking news out of the south bay... police are on the scene of deadly car crash in san jose.( james ) kron 4's lydia pantazes is live at the scene. lydia... what do we know.
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sound. it was really really load. i saw some black big blob on the
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we will check back with you through out the morning. ( darya ) california high school in san ramon sent a letter out to parents saying they found hate speech graffiti in the bathrooms yesterday. one was anti-semitic... a second was hateful towards african americans... and the third threatened violence. the school took extra precausion and had law enforcement on campus. ( darya ) and threatening graffiti was also found at james logan high school in union city. this is a picture of the graffiti. it was found in a bathroom it says that somebody is going to shoot up the school. the school was briefly locked down after the graffiti was found. the school says they do not believe that the threat is credible and that school will resume as normal today. ( james ) classes are canceled at martinez junior high school... after a threatening message was written on a bathroom wall. the school district says someone threatened to shoot up
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the school. the district says it is working with police to find the person responsible. they also say this is ánotá a credible threat... but out of an abundance of caution -- classes and after school activities are canceled. ( james ) the s-f-p-d officer once known as the "hot cop of the castro" has been found guilty of felony hit and run. christopher kohrs had been accused of hitting two people in north beach -- back in 2015 and then leaving the scene. a passenger testified that kohrs was the designated driver that night and appeared to be sober at the time. but did not react fast enough. kohrs turned himself in later that day.the two victims suffered major injuries. kohrs is scheduled to be sentenced on april fourth. ( darya ) san francisco police say two people were hurt during a home invasion. it happened in the oceanview neighborhood near 280. police say three armed men broke into the apartment around 11 o'clock wednesday night and held three people at gunpoint. two of the
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victims were pistol-whipped during the robbery. the thieves ran off with cellphones... wallets... shoes and a safe. ( darya ) police are looking a woman seen in this new video. officers say the woman used stolen credit cards to make several purchases at santa rosa stores... including target. ( james ) new this morning... transgender students at the city college of san francisco will soon be able to use the name they want. students can use their chosen name for school emails, class rosters, online courses, and student i-d cards. the new policy is also meant to help undocumented students who are afraid of using their birth names. the college says it made the change to create an educational space where all students feel safe. ( james ) car break-ins are rising in san francisco. but one man was caught... and what he took with him was worth far less than the car window he broke. police arrested laniselota sione. police heard a car alarm at the intersection of spear and harrison. the car's back window had been shattered... and police say sione took off
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on a bike. police say he had a box of ácookies with him... that belonged to the victim. ( darya ) coming up on the kron four morning news ... people breaking the law by mis- using disabled placards. details on a recent crackdown in the bay area. ( darya ) plus... more snow is piling up in the sierra... we'll tell you how to prepare if your heading up this weekend. ( darya ) and a coyote attacks a young boy in southern california.we have video of the aggressive animal stalking the victim. ( rebecca ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast.
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. maze to sf. ( james ) the hunt is on for a dangerous coyote ... that attacked a little boy at cal- state los angeles. a student shot this video from inside his car yesterday ... showing a coyote stalking a family walking on cal state la's campus. you can see the wild animal getting closer and closer to the little boy in the blue
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raincoat. the student stopped recording when he realized the family was in danger. ( james ) the boy was on a soccer field with his family when the coyote bit him ... and a female student had a face off with an aggressive coyote briefly after. she screamed and was able to alert campus police who shot the animal at least once, but it ran off. (rebecca) and i'm tracking your morning forecast. what to expect as you head out the door right after the break. (ácommercialá) more snow is piling up in
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the sierra. this is what it looks like in soda springs. anyone driving up i-80 needs chains... and they need to be ready for traffic breaks. heavy snow is in forecast. two to four feet of snow is expected to fall. (james) (darya) welcome back. lets get a check of weather and traffic... rebecca:unsettled weather conditions will persist
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through saturday with cool temperatures, periods of rain showers and breezy winds. dry conditions return late in the weekend and continue into monday ahead of our next weather system. this system will likely be wetter and warmer with widespread
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rainfall expected around the middle part of next week. rebecca:unsettled weather conditions will persist through saturday with cool temperatures, periods of rain showers and breezy winds. dry conditions return late in the weekend and continue into monday ahead of our next weather system. this system will likely be wetter and
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warmer with widespread rainfall expected around the middle part of next week. you can track the wet weather in your neighborhood with the kron-4 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
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. . golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. ( james ) (ááá2 shotááá) the south (ááá2 shotááá) the south bay was in the
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cross hairs as the d-mv conducted an undercover operation. ( darya ) they were trying to catch people fraudulently using disabled person parking placards. kron four's rob fladeboe shows us what happened. wendy espinoza/dept of motor vehicles "....good morning sir, i'm with the dmv, i am a police officer, we're checking parking placards today....the dmv's wendy espinoza and about a dozen other undercover officers spent the morning at the costco store on almaden expressway. they were
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checking to make sure disabled parking placards were valid and being used by the people to whom they were issued.é jaime garza/dept of motor vehicles "....we're trying to use a combination of public awareness and enforcement to get the message across to people that they need to save that space..."misuse varies, most violations involve family or friends using a placard to get a spot up close or avoid parking fees. sometimes, the placard is long since expired, which led to a citation for cici michaud of morgan hill. cici michard/received citation "...i am guilty, what can i say, i wasn't paying attention, i didn't follow the rules and i will have to pay for it..."competition for parking at this costco can be fierce, especially for the disabled. the crackdown is welcome.roger lilly/costco customer "...i think it'sabot time that they did something about the fact that people are parking in spots that are needed by handicapped people...."the dmv carries out
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several such operations each month around the state. they not only root out abuse but reduce the impact disabled person parking placard fraud has on the mobility of those with disabilities.jaime garcia/dmv '....we don't want to issue a single citation but if you're going to break the law well going to issue a reminder in the form of a citation to remind you to save the space..."rob fladeboe/san jose "...in some twenty such operations like this conducted last month the ratio of citations to people checked out was about one in ten. today, 40 people were checked and only one citation was issued. in san jose rob fladeboe kron 4 news ( darya ) in the south bay... police in morgan hill are looking for the thief who stole one-thousand dollars worth of electronics. this happened at target. police hope someone recognizes the
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man's white watch... and that will lead them to him. ( darya ) in san jose... police are looking for this man... who they say stole a piece of art from a hospital. the stolen picture is said to be worth 16-thousand dollars. it normally hangs in the new sobrato building... at valley medical center. ( james ) happening tonight... the mega millions drawing. the jackpot is now up to 345 million dollars. áif you win... you could take the lump sum of 205-million. and if you're really feeling lucky... you could also buy a powerball ticket. that drawing is tomorrow night... and the jackpot is up to 455 million. ( darya ) an east bay couple won 307-thousand dollars after they matched five of the six numbers in
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last week's powerball drawing. john scroggs and paul robles bought their quick-pick ticket at the cvs on meeker avenue in richmond. the ticket was just missing the red powerball number. the two men have two 8-month-old boys and they say they are going to put the money towards a college fun. they will also put some of the winnings towards their future retirement. ( james )still ahead ... still ahead ... a woman ran into trouble when she needed to charge her robotic arm. what someone's cell phone had to do with it... after the break. (ácommercialá)
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how do they clean the toilet, grin at it? (laughs) stop laughing. the stomach flu is not funny. get a cleaner with bleach in it. good, you can smile now. clorox means clean. ( james )(ááá2 shotááá)while
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some can't imagine losing battery on their phones ... one woman attending south by southwest needed a quick charge for her arm. ( darya ) angel was born missing angel was born missing her left arm below the elbow and has worn a prosthetic since she was four months old. ( james )while demonstrating her arm at south-by-southwest festival in texas ... angel ran into a problem. she needed to charge her arm but the socket she wanted to use ... was being used by someone charging their phone and they wouldn't let her use it.( darya )she eventually found a plug in a back room of the
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venue.she was not mad she funny. ( james ) coming up in the next hour of the kron 4 morning news.. we're following breaking news out of san jose. police are on the scene of a deadly car crash. kron 4's lydia pantazes is live at the ( james ) plus... authorities are investigating a police shooting in san leandro. will tran will be live with the latest.
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look at storm tracker 4 radar. showers are expected through out the morning. ( james ) good morning... i'm james fletcher.( darya ) and i'm darya folsom. we have complete team coverage of the rain. robin winston is monitoring the wet commute.( james ) but lets get things started with rebecca strom who is tracking the rain in the weather center. rebecca:unsettled weather conditions will persist through saturday with cool temperatures, periods of rain showers and breezy winds. dry conditions return late in the weekend and continue into monday ahead of our next weather system. this system will likely be wetter and warmer with widespread rainfall expected

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