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to avoid the area near columbus parkway and benicia state park.(vicki) we're told firefighters from vallejo and fairfield are assisting in this firefight. officials are urging people to avoid the area near columbus parkway and benicia state park. the conditions are extremely dry in the area and that is causing this fire to spread.(ken) we will keep an eye on this breaking story..and bring you the very latest.... we want to get to chief meteorologist lawrence karnow where there is a red flag wanring already in effect for some areas... .... lawrence karnow: we started with patchy fog but then it turned mostly sunny today. highs were in the 70s and 80s inland with much cooler 50s and 60s at the coast. it's a little breezy but skies will stay mostly clear tonight with just a few patches of fog near the coast. on the satellite you can see as high pressure builds over the bay area, the winds will begin to turn offshore. this will make for much warmer temperatures friday and into the weekend. red flag warnings are also posted for friday night in the north bay mountainis including
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the delta, carquinez straight and solano and napa county. fire danger will be running very high late friday night with very dry air and gusty winds. highs around the bay area tomorrow will be in the in 90s inland with 70s and 80s around the bay at the coast. triple digit heat is possible on then we begin to cool on sunday with patchy coastal fog. much cooler weather and fog are expected for the 4th of july. (vicki) (vicki) you can track the weather conditions in your neighborhood.. on your phone and online at kron-4 dot com. you will also find full forecasts and current conditions and get breaking news push alerts with our app. you can download it today. (ken) now to the north bay where firefighters in lake county are finally getting the upper hand on the pawnee the latest numbers... the fire has burned almost 14-thousand acres ... it is now 50-percent contained. percent it is now 50- percent contained. evacuation orders have been
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lifted in the spring valley community and the double eagle ranch area. but orders are still in effect for the walker ridge and indian valley reservoir areas. (vicki) and there is an urgency now.. firefighters are trying to work quickly - because triple- digit temperatures and high winds are expected to return this weekend. kron 4's terisa estacio is in lake county tonight with the latest on the firefighting efforts. this is all that is left of these homes on wolfe creek road... 22 homes in total were destroyed when the pawnee fire raced through the area. a collapsed fire place, melted motor home, a business wiped out... just some of the few items recognizable. during the day, crews focused on making progress in putting this fire out completely. helicopters lifted bundles to those working in the heart of the containtment zone. calfire spokesperson. we are
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taken equipment in that will help them most efficiently work on the fire. crews will be back there spending the nigth and working to make sure the fire is out. fire fighters have a small window right now to get work done before the weather changes. the weather is expected to change with more winds and hot temperatures. for some spring valley residents, they are hoping the worse is behind everyone... sandy clark, spring valley pantry. i am so glad of all the work they are doing. are you worried about the weather change, yeah... but we are hoping for the best. in spring valley, terisa estacio kron four news.
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(vicki) we now have an update on our little dog friend we rescued from the pawnee fire. today he fire. today he was reunited with his family. his "uncle" came to pick him up at the clearlake veterinary clinic. little leo spent the night before with the clinic's receptionist who gave him a bath and trimmed his nails and let him bond with her other dog. the pair became quick friends and even slept together last night. the clinic sent us an email saying they were tearing up during the reunion. (ken) new at nine... thousands of dollars worth of kitchen equipment--- that was used to feed fire victims in last year's north bay firestorm... was stolen.(vicki) the salvation army says without it, if a disaster
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strikes, they wouldn't be able to offer victims much of anything. kron 4's hermela aregawi spoke to branch leaders and joins us live from san rafael with that story.. hermela, so what would they be able to offer victims at this point? (hermela aregawi)they said at this point, they wouldn't be able to offer victims more than a cup of coffee. what was stolen was very important to their work.. it was industrial grade kitchen equipment that is used to feed the masses. this salvation army branch was a key player in the aftermath of last october's fires. they tell us they stepped in within hours of the first blaze.. and served 17-thousand meals in the first six days alone. the equipment was kept in a locked truck within a gated lot. but the branch corps officer tells us a contract employee failed to properly secure the gates overnight tuesday - making it easier for the thieves to get in. wednesday morning with
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branch workers showed up, they noticed the door on the truck open.. and they went in to find a complete mess and a alot of items missing. their massive industrial grade pots, pans and utensils are missing, a lot of snacks and food were stolen. thousands of dollars in aid that would go to anyone in the area that was in need for one reason or another. i spoke with the branch lieutenant and he tells me.. what was stolen goes beyond pots and pans.lieut larry carmichael/salvation army san rafaelcomfort comes in a hot meal, a hot breakfast, a hot lunch. it comes in a smile. it comes in a hug. it comes in a mid-day snack when you are absolutely bored and nervous. and you know these units, yes they bring meals. but with them comes a team of volunteers that are trained in spiritual and emotional support. and you know because of what's been taken from us, at the moment we recan't respon like we we did in santa rosa. (hermela aregawi)we are told the equipment and foods are worth a total of about 5- thousand dollars. now people in the area would have to rely on the salvation army in santa rosa or san francisco in the event a disaster strikes. this center here at 351 mission is taking donations - so if you'd like to contribute give them a call during business hours. reporting live in san rafael hermela aregawi kron 4 news
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(vicki) five are dead... several others injured following a mass shooting at a maryland newspaper... fast- moving details coming out of annapolis, maryland tonight... where the shooting happened inside the capital gazette newsroom. from our partners at c-n-n omar jimenez is in annapolis with the latest on the suspect ... and
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what police are calling a targeted attack. nats: "several shots have been fired. p least ten shots heard." authorities responded to a shooting at the offices of a local newspaper.steve schuh/anne arundel county executive: "there's been a terrible tragedy here in anne arundel county. there was an active shooter incident. five people are dead, several more are wounded and in the care of the anne arundel medical center. the shooter is in our custody and is being interrogated as we speak."the gunman opened fire inside the capital gazette's newsroom. multiple people were killed in the gunfire -- several others were injured.police responded quickly -- steve schuh/anne arundel county executive: "they were on the scene in about sixty seconds, but beyond that, they went immediately into that building without a moment's hesititation and demonstrated incredible courage.the gunman was taken into custody --but authorities say he was not initially cooperative with law enforcement.bill krampf / deputy chief, anne arundel police department: "this was a targeted attack on the capital gazette... he entered the building with a shotgun and he looked for his victims as he walked through the building." state and federal
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investigators are combing the scene...trying to determine what motivated the gunman to open fire.maryland governor larry hogan says he's "devastated" and warns peopel to stay away from the area.in annapolis, maryland, i'm omar jimenez. (vicki) tonight we are learning the names of the five people killed at the capital gazette. they are wendi winters, john mcnamara, gerald fischman, rebecca smith and rob hiaasen. all worked for the paper in different roles...including writer, editor and columnist. (ken) and president trump tweeted his condolences saying in part..my thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. thank you to all of the first responders who are currently on the scene. (ken) senator dianne feinstein tweeting tonight saying: "my heart goes out to all those affected by the shooting at the capital gazette in maryland, and my thanks to law enforcement for
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their response. we can't continue allowing this to happen. our communities deserve better." (ken) we first told you about this shooting with a push alert from our mobile app. stay connected on breaking news by downloading it the app .. and opting in for push alerts. (vicki) back here locally... hundreds gathered at a busy shopping plaza in el cerrito tonight... speaking out against president donald trump's zero tolerance policy at the u-s border.... kron4's gayle ong was at the rally today and has the details... they sang..they chanted.. they honked their horns..they've had enough of the trump administrations zero tolerence immigration policy at the u-s bordersotxx is one of the organizers, of the group el cerrito progressive they've been holding these rallies throughout contra costa county the past few weeks
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sotsome people here don't know anyone personally but say they came to show support for those families who were separated at the u-s mexico bordersot (ken) coming up at nine... a disturbing story...the brutal death of a newborn baby girl... and police are intentionally killing the newborn while áástill in the womb... find out why the parents may not faces charges... (vicki) plus... a bizarre 44-year-old cold case homicide... may be solved.... what we know about the suspect - who took his own life - as investigators moved in. (ken) and next...an
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oakland teen-- at the center of a brain death debate-- dies after surgery... details on jahi mcmath after the break..
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(vicki) a teen girl at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death has died after surgery jahi mcmath's mother says doctors declared her dead from excessive bleeding and liver failure. mcmath has been in a vegetative state since december 2013... when a california court ruled the 13 year old died following a tonsillectomy. eventually the family relocated with jahi with new jersey. that's where she's been kept on life support in a state that accomodates religions that don't recognize brain death. (ken) a cold case homicide investigation with a bizarre ending. the main suspect in a ritualistic killing at stanford university in 1974 has apparently committed suicide. (vicki) this - as sheriff's deputies were closing in on him at a san
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jose motel. kron 4's gabe slate breaks down the cold case and what lead investigators to their conclusion 44 years later. in 1974 arlis perry was brutally sexually assaulted and murdered in the back of the stanford memorial church. no one was ever convicted of the crime. at the time the main suspect was a security guard who was on site steven blake crawford.. there was never enough evidence to arrest him but he was never officially cleared.all these years later steven blake crawford was still a suspect and living in santa clara. investigators were closing in on him with new dna evidence. sound from laurie smith, santa clara county sheriffthere was new evidence we linked to him santa clara county sheriff lauri smith says thursday morning a few of her deputies were serving a warrant at the residence of steven blake crawford in the 5200 block of camden ave in the city of san jose. sound from laurie smith, santa clara county sheriffwhen we knocked on the door crawford killed himself. we are still on the scene investigating this murder and any other murders he may have been involved in. sheriff laurie smith said investigaters kept a picture
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of perry on their wall for 44 years waiting for closure. sound from laurie smith, santa clara county sheriffit is great to have closure it has been very difficult for the investigators and her family. in sj gabe slate kron 4 news ánats of gunshotsá(ken)
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"shot-spotter" sensors have been installed on city streets in the past... but contra costa officials will soon be adding them to east bay freeways. since november 20-15... the c-h-p says 136 shootings have been reported on all bay area freeways. 44 of those happened in contra costa county -- mostly on highway four and interstate 80. the shotspotter technology allows law enforcement to determine if shots were actually fired in an area... with an opportunity to respond within seconds.mary knox/da's office- "and, this system is integrated so that when shotspotter detects shots fired up on the freeway, shotspotter actually, um, pentilate zoom cameras in the direction of the gunfire, so that we basically have eyes on the freeway at the time of the shooting." the shot-spotter sensors will be up and running by july tenth. the entire freeway security network system including cameras and license plate readers is scheduled to
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be completed by the end of the year. (vicki) a c-h-p officer and thsu both sustained minor injuries this morning following a short pursuit in san leandro. kron4s maureen kelly reports the suspect was allegedly fleeing officers after being spotted engaging in what the chp is calling sideshow activity. the marks left behind from squealing tires can still be seen on the road here at the intersection of 167th avenue and los banos in unincorporate d san leandro. the chp says they were called to the scene by reports of what they are calling sideshow activity just before 430 am. a responding patrol unit witnessed the reckless driving first hand. the vehicle in question is a grey pick up tiires were burning out there was lots of smoke in the areathey say37 year old mario ramos medina was behind the wheel . after a 20 second pursuit, the suspect drove westbound into a driveway believed to be his own residence, colliding with a second pickup, belonging to the suspect, parked in front . both medina and one officer suffered minor injuries as the
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suspect went over a fence. his neighbor who did not want to appear on camera says he knows medina as a family man who's steadily employed. he's like a cool mellow dude i've never seen him do sideshow activity while there is no evidence that a crowd gathered to watch what happened this morning....the chp says they called today's news conference to warn against sideshow behavior which tends to be more prevelant in the warm summer months....incidethe marks left behind from squealing tires can still be seen on the road here at the intersection (anchors) kron4 news. (anchors) now to our four z
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forecast... as we take this live look outside at the embarcadero... joining us now is chief meteorologist lawrence karnow... lawrence karnow: we started with patchy fog but then it turned mostly sunny today. highs were in the 70s and 80s inland with much cooler 50s and 60s at the coast. it's a little breezy but skies will stay mostly clear tonight with just a few patches of fog near the coast. on the satellite you can see as high pressure builds over the bay area, the winds will begin to turn offshore. this will make for much warmer temperatures friday and into the weekend. red flag warnings are also
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posted for friday night in the north bay mountainis including the delta, carquinez straight and solano and napa county. fire danger will be running very high late friday night with very dry air and gusty winds. highs around the bay area tomorrow will be in the in 90s inland with 70s and 80s around the bay and cool 60s at the coast. triple digit heat is possible on saturday but then we begin to cool on sunday with patchy coastal fog. much cooler weather and fog are expected for the 4th of july. (ken) in other nation news....president trump will meet russian president vladimir putin this july.
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the two will meet in helsinki, finland just two days after a nato summit. the white house says the two leaders will discuss relations between the u-s and russia and a range of national security issues. some critics say president trump should not agree to this summit-- given that his own intelligence agencies say putin was directly involved in russian interference in the u.s. elections. but today mister trump is casting doubt on that conclusion.
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(vicki) the next dozen years will be free of soda taxes.(ken) this after governor jerry brown signed a bill preventing new local taxes on certain sugary drinks brown just made this official today. big-time soda producers such as coca- cola and pepsi-co have moved to convince state legislatures around the country to block local taxation of sugary drinks. numerous cities hope taxes will discourage people from drinking beverages linked to obesity. brown's signature today clears the way for the california business roundtable to withdraw a ballot measure that would ask voters to make it harder for local governments to raise taxes of any kind. ... (vicki) the senate passed its version of the farm bill today -- with a vote of 86 to 11. the bill sets the eating and farming policy in the u-s for about five years. the policy includes what americans grow, what they know about their dinner, and how much the government spends in the process. the house
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and senate will now try to resolve major issues between their versions of the bills by september 30th. that's when the current law, enacted in 2014, expires. one of the major issues will be changes in the house bill to the supplemental nutrition assistance program -- known as "snap." the house version changes eligibility for food stamps and moves some money from the program to other initiatives. (ken)toys r us is closing the last of its stores tomorrow. the store opened over sixty years ago and declared bankruptcy in 2017. many of the stores had huge sales before officially closing.the san rafael location closed at noon today after being completely sold out.items were marked down as 90 percent off -- one family even walked out with five thousand dollars worth of toys for only five hundred dollars. some shoppers even stopped by to say their final goodbyes to the toy super store and geoffrey the giraffe. (vicki) ahead at nine...we now know what caused the nation's largest e-coli food poisoning outbreak in more than a decade.... (ken) plus... well tell
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you what was found in one of the two pilots systems-- who was aboard a small plane that crashed near phoenix two months ago, killing all six people... including a woman from the north bay. (vicki) and up next... police have released surveillance video-- they hope will lead to an arrest in a hit-and-run-- that seriously injured a family of four and a pedicab driver in san francisco... we'll show you who police are looking for...
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(vicki) happening now... police in san francisco are on the lookout for a hit and run
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driver who critically injured a pedicab driver. (ken) police have released new surveillance video showing the crash-- the video is from a muni train...(vicki) kron4's dan kerman is on the embarcadero with the latest. you are looking at video of gold or champagne colored 4- honda civic... san francisco police say it's this vehicle that slammed into a pedicab wednesday afternoon and now they are hoping someone can identify the vehicle and lead them to the driversot officer grace gatpandan/sfpd 14-22the suspect vehicle left the scene at an injury accident and that is a crime and the suspect vehicle was last seen traveling toward the bay bridge the man pedaling the pedicab that was hit is kevin manning...sothe's deeply loved by our communityhe remains hospitalized with life threatening injuries.sot colan sanders/cabrio taxi 31-41he's a local inventor he created a bicycle hub that inflates your tire as you ride along , its really neet and he's been pedicabbing to bootstrap his own manufacturing business off the ground.colleagues say they are crushed by the accident but they say the intersection is well know to pedicab
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drivers.sot we all have had close calls here we all know its a dangerous intersection they say they say this intersection at embarcadero and sansome is especially dangerous on the southbound side because cars continuing on to turn right on battery must cross over the bike lane. but they believe there is a solutionsotput both lanes on the promenade side, side by side and physically separated from the road way.a go fund me page has been set up for the injured pedicab driverstandup dan kerman/ 120-130the pedicab that was hit and the one behind it were carrying a family of 4 visiting from canada. they too were injured but all 4 family members have now been released from the hospital in san francisco, dan kerman kron 4 news. (vicki)(vicki) in san jose a felony hit and run leaves at least two people injured and several cars damaged. it happened thursday morning at about one o' clock. san jose police officers responded to collision involving two vehicles on thof vine street in san jose.
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an adult male passenger in the suspect vehicle and an adult male victim driver were taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. at least 6 total other cars were damaged(vicki) police booked the adult male driver of the suspect vehicle into the santa clara county jail for felony hit and run.police do not believe alcohol or drugs were a factor. (ken) a former east bay teacher appeared in court today pleading not guilty. brandon genest is accused of molesting four victims under the age of 14... he was previously employed at bentley high school in lafayette before his arrest. but authorities say the incidents happened while babysitting -- and not while teaching. police say genest was advertising his babysitting services on a number of websites including sittercity, urban sitter, care and facebook. his bail remains two million dollars. the next time we will see genest in court is july 26th. (ken) we have new information about a plane
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crash in arizona responsible for taking the life of a north bay woman. the maricopa county medical examiner's office found one of the pilots had cocaine in his system. the plane crashed and burst into flames on a golf course near scottsdale airport almost two months ago. all six people on board died in the crash including twenty-three- year-old mariah coogan, from the north bay. a preliminary report by the the national transportation safety board says said surveillance video showed the plane struggled to gain altitude on departure. ntsb's final report won't be released until next year. (vicki) tainted canal water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. about 200 people were sickened in the e coli outbreak. five people died. the illnesses were previously traced to romaine lettuce grown in yuma arizona. but now health officials say the same e-coli was found in canal water in the area. they are looking into how it got there. the outbreak was the nation's largest in more than a decade.
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(ken) eight people died in fireworks-related emergencies last year. thousands of others were injured. the c-p-s-c released the statistics yesterday....rem inding people to have a safe july fourth holiday. according to the c-p-s-c-- there were an estimated 12- thousand-900 fireworks-related injuries in 2017. 67-percent of those occurred during the month surrounding the fourth of july. (vicki) earlier today fireworks went on sale in a handfull of bay area cities that allow them. so called safe and sane fireworks can be bought and used in less than a dozen bay area locations. kron 4's charles clifford is in san bruno, one of the few cities that allow fireworks... well, most fireworks are banned in the bay area. the risk of starting fires is just to great, but some cities do allow small safe and sane fireworksnatsin dublin thursday afternoon, paul remley took his boys to pick up some fireworks along dublin boulevard. natssotwe usually
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bbq, maybe go swiming then at night set of fireworks which is why we are here.although most fireworks are banned across the bay area. dublin is one of hanfull of cities. . including san bruno, pacifica, union city, rhonert park and petaluma that allow safe and sane fireworks to be sold and used on a limited basis around the 4th of july. safe and sane firworks, like sparklers or fountains, are bascially fireworks that don't leave the ground. larger pyrotechnices inlcuding shells, bottle rockets or roman candles are illegal, even in cities that sell safe and sane fireworks. in san bruno, for example, any caught with illegal fireworks can face up to a 5,000 dollar fine.natsafter shopping for about half an hour, the remelys settled on 100 dollars worth of fireworks. pau admits that these firworks aren't as spectacluar as the illegal ones, but he understands why they're necessary.sotwhen i was younger there was a lot more that we legal and we enjoyed setting those off. but enough accidents happened where you have to balance the good with the bad. you have to make sure that everyone is ok and safe . i would prefer to light off fireworks but you have to limit it for safety concerns.
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finaly, safe and sane ?reworks can't be used just anywhere. they are only usually only allowed on private property and must be kept at least 10 feet away from any residence, building, or structures.in san bruno, charles clifford kron 4 news. (lawrence bay area weather) (gary sports tease)
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parts...3 raecent champiosnhips and a new ball park give the giants a leg up in the race for bay area baseball popularity....yoi unge4 fans forget though the a's have 4 world titles in their history...and a resume full of all time greats...but in recent years the a's have decided to keep the majority of their bigger stars....and the their bigger stars....and the teams attendance has hit the floor... top third... top third... a's down by one with runners
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on the corners jed lowrie singles to right off michael fulmer chad pinder scores the tying-run finishes 2- for-4... 55th r-b-i of the season... 4th in the american league next batter... khris davis hits a bloop down the middle oakland takes the lead... they score 3 runs in the third sean manaea on the hill for the a's ran to some trouble in the sixth... strikes out niko goodrum to end the inning manaea... allows 5 hits, 2 runs in six innings of work a's win 4-2... 4-game sweep against tigers oakland is 6 games over 500 (third in the a- l west) "definitely in a pennant race. i mean the team is in a pennant race officially. you know, we're halfway through the year. we're five games over 500. we're really happy with the progress. it's a great young team that billy and david forrest have put together, and we're excited about the second half. we want to have that next generation. we want to have our fans connected to them over multiple years. and the key to that is a new ballpark, the revenues that would bring, and the excitement and energy of a packed house, which we're excited to be opening in 2023. we're building in oakland. it's going to be a great
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project. more and more people are getting behind it every year. at that's a great thing." you have to love kavals enthusiasm but when he says 2023 we will have a new stadium...and thuis the abiulirty to be good again....man dave i know you are being honest but in a market wit the warriors..giant s...49ers all mamoing high power claims....how fans will be left in 2023.....anyway left in 2023.....anyway good for you keep those spirts up....see you next hour.
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(ken) to get hit by a train you
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have to be either near or on the tracks... (vicki) but there are people who -- actually put themselves in harm's way while trying to get to work .. .. a the arms are coming down and all you can think about is catching the train while you are on your bicyclenats: ambiance this dangerous dance happens everyday at the sunnyvale caltrain station as soon as someone hears the sound of the train this happens which is dangerous and illegal but watch this pay attention to the woman in the purple jacket, she will start
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a train reaction (no pun intended) sound of train as the train slows down to stop at the station, more people gather around waiting for the arms to go up .(natural sound) however when the arms don't go up. she opens the emergency exit and crosses.. followed by two other people all running to catch the train then one more person opens the gate and she runs while the rest do the right thing and wait them seconds later (train sound)a baby bullet train goes roaring past this man jumps on the tracks to try and beat the crossing arms then has to duck under the arm .. (train sound) if you thinking, of cour out at a train station for weeks . except i was only here for 90 mins the thing to think about, if you get hit by a train, thee is a pretty good chance you won't live to tell about it .you know there is a easy and simple way to never have to race to catch a train. get out the house earlier i know it sounds complicated but it's and safer and less painful than a train strike on and one
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more thing, my go pro caught this the woman entered the gate the exited the gate train passing when she saw an express train approaching . the fine for going arounds the gates 490 dollars . plus a point on your driving record you say don't have a driver's license yet don't worry the state of california doesn't mind waiting.in sunnyvale stanley roberts kron 4 news (vicki) new video in (vicki)(vicki) new video in tonight.... a veteran firefighter in rhode island can be seen falling out of a window while escaping a burning building early yesterday morning. police say the firefighter fell head-first trying to get out of the burning apartment. another firefighter was injured when a resident trying to get back into the home punched him in the face. everyone made it out safely. the veteran firefighter was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and later released. (vicki) an oil tanker
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exploded during rush hour traffic today in nigeria, setting cars ablaze....killing at least nine people and injuring five. the tanker crashed into a passenger car and caught fire on a busy bridge around five o'clock. officials say the death toll is expected to rise. 54 cars were burned. rescue crews are still searching for survivors. (ken) new tonight at 9... a baby died at kern medical hospital-- after being pulled from the womb with a fractured skull. and now police believe the baby girl's parents are to blame-- but as reporter kyle harvey explains... the case has presented a legal dilema causing strong opinions about how to proceed. a baby died may 24 at kern medical after being pulled from the womb with a fractured skull. police believe the baby girl's parents are to blame, but the case has presented a legal conundrum eliciting strong opinions about how to proceed.the mother is believed to have been 30 weeks into her pregnancy when she arrived at the hospital, according to a search warrant affidavit filed by bakersfield police.a baby girl was delivered with "traumatic injuries... that led to the child's death." it's not clear based on the account in the warrant whether
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the infant survived for any length of time outside the womb in her battered condition. medical staff noted "severe bruising" on the woman's stomach, which she attributed to a fall while mopping. skeptical medical staff alerted police, who came for an interview.it was during that interview with officers that police say she told them she and her boyfriend agreed for him to beat her in an attempt to kill the baby. police say she told them he struck her stomach with his fists "at least 10 times," after which she "stopped feeling the baby move."in a separate interview, police say the boyfriend denied hurting the woman or the unborn child. eyewitness news has chosen not to name the woman or her boyfriend, because they haven't been charged with crimes.there's debate in the law enforcement community about whether this action amounts to a crime.deputy district attorney gina pearl is investigating the case. she declined to comment on it specifically monday, but in a phone conversation said the case is complicated."we're actively reviewing it," she said. "it's a unique case. we're still investigating. there's a lot of different angles."the penal codedefines murder as the "unlawful killing of a human being, or a fetus, with malice aforethought."california law allows abortion until viability, which is generally believed to be between 24 and 26 weeks. however, there are rare cases of babies surviving even earlier deliveries. killing a fetus is also allowed in cases where continuing the pregnancy threatens the life and health
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of the mother. critics of abortion say the health of the mother is a broad concept that allows an exception in too many circumstances. murder charges will also not be pursued if "the act was solicited, consented to by the mother of the fetus."in seeking to determine how the aforementioned abortion laws may apply, eyewitness news requested specific information about the birth from the da and the police. neither agency was able to furnish that information at the time of this writing. pearl said the coroner's report on the baby would provide information they would consider as they decide what to do.eyewitness news polled leading advocates on both sides of the political aisle about the situation and found broad consensus that what allegedly happened, should not have."i was shocked, and i wanted to burst into tears," said marylee shrider, executive director of right to life kern county. "it's pretty sickening to read."a founder of pro choice kern county, jennifer bloomquist, didn't like it either."of course, we don't want anyone to suffer violence," she said.but the two split after that.pro choice kern county says this story makes a perfect case for more legal abortion and education about it, something bloomquist says is lacking."we can prevent future cases by offering greater access and even funding for abortions," bloomquist said. "safe and legal abortions, not induced miscarriages."a visit to a reproductive health professional, she said, would have given the couple a chance to consider a range of options before resorting to the alleged beating.shrider challenged the father in the story."even if she thought of it, what kind of man would say, 'yeah, i'll punch you in the stomach until the baby is dead?'" she said.right to life was quick to point out what they inconsistencies in the law. when a pregnant mother is killed in a murder or a drunken driving crash, the government charges defendants with ascribing personhood to the fetus."so the only difference in this case is the mother didn't want the baby," shrider said. "the being, or she's she's wanted or not wanted is not relevant. it
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doesn't make her less human." shrider said the exact wording of the law may be (ken) that was kyle harvey reporting...again -- the kern county district attorney is still investigating the incident. lawrence karnow: we started with patchy fog but then it turned mostly sunny today. highs were in the 70s and 80s inland with much cooler 50s and 60s at the coast. it's a little breezy but skies will stay mostly clear tonight with just a few patches of fog near the coast. on the satellite you can see as high pressure builds over the bay area, the winds will begin to turn offshore. this will make for much warmer temperatures friday and into the weekend. red flag warnings are also posted for friday night in the north bay mountainis including the delta, carquinez straight and solano and napa county. fire danger will be running very high late friday night with very dry air and gusty winds. highs around the bay area tomorrow will be in the in 90s inland with 70s and 80s around the bay and cool 60s at
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the coast. triple digit heat is possible on saturday but then we begin to cool on sunday with patchy coastal fog. much cooler weather and fog are expected for the 4th of july. (vicki) and after the break.... we take a summer vacation down south...and show you a dine and dish cabo style... that's next.
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(ken) now that summer is in full-swing, you may notice co-workers away from the office - on vacation in exotic places.(vicki) that's exactly where i take you for for tonight's dine and dish... a get-away south of the border - at cabo san lucas. it's a magnet for anyone who loves food, drink and fun in the sun. welcome to resort town of cabo. there's plenty of good food in the bay area but when in cabo! time to check out why so many of californians like to head
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south...to baja californiia. sure, it's the bar scene - like sammy hagars cabo wabo where tequila flows freely... and here at the beach... you'll find sun bathers and guys willing to wheel and deal for ten dollar boatrides. people come here for the sport fishing. but the best part for foodies - fresh fish tacos made by hand only feet from the water. there are roving bands of - mariachi's. and rambo here blowing kisses to the tourists. at the office, just another day! that's the name of this beach bar - the office. aptly named if you want to tell folks back home - you're busy at the office. (vicki) office.busy at the home - you're folks back want to tell named if you office. aptly beach bar - the name of this beach bar - the office. aptly named if you want to tell home - you're busy at the office.
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(vicki) if you have a restaurant, cafe or bar that you would like to see featured on 'dine and dish'... you can send an email to our vicki liviakis at dine and dish at kron 4 dot com .... or fill out the submission form on our website. you can also check out our 'dine and dish' facebook page. (ken) that wraps up kron 4 news at nine...(vicki) but our primetime coverage continues at the top of the hour. pam moore is here with kron 4 news at ten....pam? (pam) thank you ken and vicki.... next at ten... we continue to track breaking news in the east bay crews just contained a large grass fire.. which shut down lanes of interstate- 780 in benicia. traffic is slowly moving through the area right now, as firefighters try to put out hot spots.the very latest... coming up. plus ... the five people killed at a newspaper in maryland, have now been identified.the shooter is in custody. what we are learning about his previous
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connection with the paper.. and how journalists inside the building covered the tragedy as it unfolded.(pam) and get ready for another heatwave. our chief meteorlogist tells us which parts of the bay area could see triple digits once again.your ten at ten forecast is coming up. don't go away...hour three of kron 4 news in primetime starts right after the break.
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(pam) breaking news now at ten: within the last hour.. crews contained a large grass fire in the east bay. (ken)right now - crews still on the scene and will stay there throughout the night. (pam) good evening im pam moore. (ken)and im ken wayne. the three- alarm blaze is burning off of interstate 780.. near columbus parkway and benicia state park. westbound lanes have just opened. officials are urging people to use caution in the area near columbus parkway and benicia state park.so far no reports of any so far no reports of any injuries or
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structures damaged. we will keep an eye on this breaking story..and bring you the very latest (pam)lets check in with chief meterologist lawrence karnow.. (ken)lawrence, what level of fire danger are we looking at? lawrence karnow: we started with patchy fog but then it turned mostly sunny today. highs were in the 70s and 80s inland with much cooler 50s and 60s at the coast. it's a little breezy but skies will stay mostly clear tonight with just a few patches of fog near the coast. on the satellite you can see as high pressure builds over the bay area, the winds will begin to turn offshore. this will make for much warmer temperatures friday and into the weekend. red flag warnings are also posted for friday night in the north bay mountainis including the delta, carquinez straight and solano and napa county. fire danger will be running very high late friday night with very dry air and gusty winds. highs around the bay area tomorrow will be in the in 90s inland with 70s and 80s around the bay and cool 60s at the coast. triple digit heat is possiblen

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