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tv   KRON 4 Early News  KRON  August 13, 2018 4:00am-7:01am PDT

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( james ) good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron 4 morning news. it is monday august 13th. im james fletcher. lets start this morning with a check on weather and traffic. conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and enjoying than what the bay experienced last week. temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the 60's and 70's along the coast
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and the bay while down to the 80's inland. skies will be significantly less smoky and hazy than last week as well. ( will ) 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. ( james ) our top story this morning... two ( james ) our top ( james ) ( james ) our top story
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this morning... two teenagers are dead after a car crash in walnut creek. the c-h-p arrested the driver before releasing her to the hospital and her family. ramya ramey and her four passengers rolled of the highway 24 and i- 680 interchange... that's about a 100 foot drop and you can see the impact as they took out a fence and several bushes. this is video moments after the deadly crash. two 18-year-old men from antioch were killed. two other 18-year-old women are in the hospital with major injuries. ramey... the driver... is also in the hospital this morning. kron 4 was able to speak with her family. michelle kingston has that part of the story. kron4's michelle kingston spoke to ramey's father ramondo, who said the teens were all close friends.ramondo said his daughter had her entire life ahead of her. ramey had just graduated from high school and accepted to the university of pacific. ramondo said he's hurting for his daughter, but hurting for the victims' families the most. officers released custody of ramey to the hospital and her family because she had no prior
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arrests and was not a flight risk. officers are finishing up the investigation. ( james ) another teen was killed in a separate accident on satureday morning. this accident happened on mines road in dublin. teh 19-year-old driver crashed into trees on a hillside and was trapped in teh car. other drivers stopped and pulled him from the car and drove to an area where there was cell service so they could call 9-1-1. he was taken to the hospital where he died. investigators do ánot believe that drugs or alcohol played a role in teh crash.
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( james ) another big story we are following... ku klux klan flyers are showing up in the bay area. specifically in solano county. people in one neighborhood found recruitment flyers in their driveways. kron4's gayle ong was in suisun city and talked with neighbors. ths is one of the areas the flyers were found.to make
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things found.
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( james ) an alaska airlines plane that left san francisco had to make an emergency landing in los angeles. the flight was headed to new orleans with 136 people on board. the flight crew detected a strong odor in the cabin and diverted to los angeles. the plane landed safely and no one was hurt. it is still unclear where that smell came from. passengers were booked on
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other flights. ( james ) happening today... tehre will be a ribbon cutting for the new 2 billion dollar transbay transit center in downtown san francisco. kron 4's ella sogomonian takes a look at what you need to know for this morning's commute. hard to believe this is a transit center ... with a 5 and a half acre park on the top floor with views of the city ... but -- it is!nside this one million square foot center -- there's music ... soon to be shops and restaurants -- and of course - - buses!there are 37 bus bays which ac transit says will help them increase how many people they can serve -- from the 13-thousand a day they care for today to 24-thousand an hour they'll eventually be able to accomodateduring saturday's grand opening -- people packed the transit center -- up and down the escalators .. dancing .. and in awe of what has been building behind this iconic shell we've all been looking at for so longac transit says the center -- which stretches four blocks -- was designed to improve reliability and will help ease traffic congestion.
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( james ) that was ella sogomonian reporting for us this morning. today's ribbon cutting takes place later this morning. we
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will have a crew there when it happens. ( james ) firefighters have made significant progress on the mendocino complex fire that is burning in mendocino and lake counties. the wildfire has burned more than 336-thousand acres... but this morning containment is up to 70-percent. ( james ) breaking entertainment news. we're getting reports that the 'queen of soul,' aretha franklin is 'gravely ill.' the 76 year old singer is surrounded by loved ones at her home in detroit and they're asking for privacy and prayers. franklin was forced to cancel several shows last year citing doctors orders. her last performance was in november in new york. ( james ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news ...investigators are still trying to figure out how an airline employee was able to steal a plane before crashing. the latest on the investigation is ahead. ( james ) plus a new warning after the west nile virus is discovered in the east bay.
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( james ) and next....a south bay woman is taking her former school to court over sexual abuse allegations. ( james ) and here's a live look outside...at the san mateo bridge. (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) (ácommercialá)
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checking in on your morning forecast. conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and
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enjoying than what the bay experienced last week. temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the 60's and 70's along the coast and the bay while down to the 80's inland. skies will be significantly less smoky and hazy than last week as well.
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( will ) 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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( james ) ( james ) in the south
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bay... presentation high school in san jose is facing a lawsuit in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of former students. a former student has filed a civil suit alleging she was molested in 2003 by former presentation theater director jefferey hicks. the lawsuit also alleges that former principal mary miller knew about the abuse but failed to report it to the police.
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and september. it's important to take precautions. that includes staying indoors when mosquitoes are active at dawn and dusk, and be sure to use mosquito repellent. ( james ) in national news... the n-t-s-b is looking into how an employee was able to steal an airplane from seattle-tacoma international airport before crashing it into a wooded area. andrew spencer has the details. "beebo," his family called him, describing richard russell as a warm and compassionate man.voice of richard russell: "i've got a lot of people that care about me, and uhh... it's gonna disappoint them to hear that i did this."before pulling off an aerial stunt and after gently refusing air traffic control's attempts to convince him to land the stolen plane safely, russell apologized to the people he thought he was disappointing.voice of richard russell: "just a broken guy. got a few screws loose, i guess. never really knew it, until now."the n-t-s-b said
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sunday the crash took russell through several lines of 100-foot-high trees.crews recovered the flight data recorder over the weekend; the n-t-s-b expects it to arrive in washington, d-c, on tuesday for analysis.russell posted a video on youtube last year about his job working as a ground service agent for horizon air. officials say it's that job that enabled him to tow the plane out of a maintenance area and take off -- without authorization -- from seattle-tacoma international airport on friday.the pierce county sheriff's department described russell as suicidal.the man whose family described him as a faithful husband, a loving son, and a good friend.... keeping conversation light in his darkest moments.voice of richard russell: "i think i'm gonna try to do a barrel roll, and if that goes good, then i'm just gonna nose down and call it a night."i'm andrew spencer, reporting ( james ) back here in the bay area... the outside lands music festival wrapped up over
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the weekend. but now the city is cleaning up after thousands of people turned out at golden gate park. kron 4's hermela aregawi has that part of the story. it was quite the show.janet jackson really got the crowd going.. we spoke with some people that grew up in the nineties before the show that said.. they came to see if she still has it.. and judging by the audience reaction.. it looks like she delivered. . the weather wasn't so great today.. but it didn't stop everyone from enjoying the last day. a cloudy thi day at golden gate park..as the third and final day of outside lands wraps.festival organizers say.. 200-thousand people attended the show.. comparable to previous years.and many won't home pleased with the music they heard. jake beizer/festival goer i was most looking forward to seeing future. future is one of my favorite artists and i think he definitely lived up to the performance. he played a lot of his old music which i appreciated. and the crowd was really really feeling it so i think he did a great job. over 60 different acts performed over the three day
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festival.with the weekend, florence and the machine and janet jackson headlining the event. lhyra sagid/festival goeri am looking forward to see janet jackson. i've always been into music and i'm really excited to see her. she's an awesome dancer and an awesome performer and she's legendary, so how can i not want to see her. so i'm excited really really excited. friday and saturday were sunny.. with sunday staying mostly cloudy.. but it didn't stop hundreds of thousands of people from enjoying the festival to the last drop. jake beizer/festival goer the weather was great the first two days and i think that makes a big difference. i think having nice weather gets everyone i a great mood. today wasn't as good and i think there wasn't as many people here today. but i would say it was a great success and probably better than when i went two years ago. ( james ) that was kron 4's hermela aregawi reporting. ( james ) still ahead on the kron four morning news... the new 2 billion dollar transbay transit center in downtown san francisco is now open. we have a preview of what's inside. (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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(james) welcome back to the kron four morning news. one of the stars of "the meg" reveals the hardest part of making the movie. and is a famous actor toying with us about playing james bond? david daniel has our entertainment roundup. "why don't you just put a tracker on it? don't you guys ever watch shark week?"rainn wilson says the hardest part of making "the meg" was the part he thought would be the most fun!"you're like 'oh, man, i can't wait to do my scene in the water, and have my lines, and dive in -- i'm so hot right now, and i'll fall in and splash. it seems so fun.' and then about take five, or six, or seven, it starts to be, like, the least fun thing in the world. you're completely water-logged, you're wrinkled from head to toe, it's exhausting, and you have to go over and over again.""a racing game?"
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"slaughter race. it is wicked dangerous."meet "shank," a tough driver from an online racing game, with the voice of "wonder woman" herself, gal gadot! she joins john c. reilly and sarah silverman in "ralph breaks the internet." this new clip just hit the web... the movie opens november 21st."mr. elba! right up this way, sir!"idris elba is sending mixed messages about rumors he could be the next james bond. sunday (8/12), the popular actor tweeted a selfie with the very double-oh-seven-sounding line "my name's elba, idris elba." but a few hours later, he followed that with a photo of rap group public enemy, and the title of one of their most famous songs: "don't believe the hype." if elba wanted to keep us guessing -- mission accomplished! in hollywood, i'm david daniel. ( james ) coming up after this break...a bay area construction worker is killed while working on a major project.we have the details on what happened. ( james ) and here's a live look outside... at the bay bridge toll plaza.
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we'll be back with more of your kron 4 morning news after the break.
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( james ) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast. conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and enjoying than what the bay experienced last week. temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the 60's and 70's along the coast and the bay while down to the 80's inland. skies will be
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significantly less smoky and hazy than last week as well. ( will ) no major hot ( will )
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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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( james ) happening today... there will be a ribbon cutting for the new 2 billion dollar transbay transit center in downtown san francisco. the center has been under construction for the last 8 years. it is home to 11 transportation systems including buses and trains. the doors opened to commuters for the first time yesterday for some bus riders. today's ribbon cutting is scheduled during the 5:00 hour this morning. kron 4's lydia pantazes will be live at the transit center for the ribbon cutting. ( james ) a south bay motorcyclist is recovering from serious injuries after a woman crashed into him as he was headed towards santa cruz. kron 4's ella sogomonian met with the victim.... and has his plea to the public. sot: ella sogomonian//"the victim says the driver hit him hard enough he flew across the
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median divider into oncoming traffic and is lucky to be alive tonight...he says she got out to make sure he wasnt dead then drove off."it's been two days since motorcyclist kyle de priest crashed on a south bay freeway thursday..a deep gash on his knee was stiched up and is now badly swollen.sot: tiffany de priest, wife// "it's kind of the fear of every motorcycle wife that you're going to get the call that you're husband has been in an accident."de priest says he was riding his orange harley southbound in the fast lane on highway 17 in los gatos a few hundred feet from the cats bar...when around 6:45 at night he was struck by a car and thrown across the center divider... sot: kyle de priest, hit and run victim// "within 30 seconds i just jumped up and went back over that wall and made my way to the shoulder on the southbound side and by the time i made my way to the shoulder i couldn't walk anymore." witnesses came to his aid and helped de priest into a pick up truck where he safely waited for an ambulance... but de priest is still looking for the driver he believes hit him who
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briefly checked in then drove off.sot: kyle de priest, hit and run victim// "one of the good samaritans who stopped he witnessed the whole thing. he encountered her and she asked him if i was okay. he said no hes hurt and you should talk to him and she was a little reluctant but she did finally come over to talk to me briefly but she went back to her car and i was surprised to hear she just decided to leave. maybe she flet like it didnt involve her or maybe she felt like there was nothing she could do but i would really like for the police to bea ble to speak with her.sot: tiffany de priest, wife// "that's shocking to me because i can't imagine what type of a person would do something like that they knew he was injured they knew he was badly injured and they decided to leave anyway and i can't understand the mindset of that. it just completely shocks me."a report was filed with the san jose california highway patrol. de priest described the driver as an african american woman in her 30's with a short bob hair cut wearing business attire...riding in a small black car possibly a mitsubishi or nissan.sot: ella sogomonian// " this santa cruz family wants witnesses to come forward with any information and they also want to find the person who helped the motorcyclist to thank them in
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person. in los gatos ella sogomonian kron 4 news." ( james ) 32 people were forced out of their homes over the weekend by a major fire in daly city that damaged four houses. a child was the first to see the fire saturday that was burning near a deck in a backyard and alerted an adult. the fire spread quickly to nearby homes. no one was injured in the fire. ( james ) in san francisco... a construction worker has died after being hit with a steel beam while working on the twin peaks tunnel renovation project. the victim was a signal technician. muni was replacing tracks and drainage systems in the tunnel, which connects the west portal neighborhood to downtown san francisco. neighbors say they saw construction workers gathering outside of the
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tunnel... followed by an ambulance rushing to the scene. ( james ) cal- osha and other officials have been investigating the accident. work on the project has resumed after a safety check of the tunnel. ( james ) in the east bay... a stunning sight as a small plane made an emergency landing on interstate 580. it happened just before 6:30 saturday night... the plane landed on westbound 580 near the 164th avenue exit in san leandro. the pilot told the c-h-p that the plane's fuel line snapped which stopped the engine. the pilot was flying from lake tahoe to the hayward airport.
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scene, observed an airplane blocking the number 4 lane. the officers moved it to the right shoulder>( james ) the pilot said when the engine stopped.. he made contact with air traffic controllers and noticed there were fewer cars on that side of the highway. no one on the ground was injured. one person on the plane did suffer minor injuries during the landing. ( james ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... a c-h-p officer is honored just days after he is killed in a deadly crash. ( james ) coming up next on the kron 4 morning news ...the family of abducted teenager pearl pinson have a message for parents as the new school year gets underway. (robin) and here's a live look outside... at the embarcadero. (ácommercialá) ( james ) more than
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two years ago vallejo teenager pearl pinson was abducted on her way to school and has not been seen since. now her family wants to make sure
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no other family doesn't go through the same pain. kron 4's justine waldman has the story. nats thank you!a brand new backpack ... stuffed with all the right supplies.this gift is, something the kids at the vallejo mobile home rv park really liked.sot it is nice and now i dont have to go buy a new backpack anymoresot it is prettythe family of missing teenager pearl pinson helped plan this giveaway, all with donations.they wanted to help their community have a successful school year.not just with pencils, but with the power to know what to in the face of a predator.rose sot teaching these kids how to defend themselves in that sutaion and is us feeling that what we went through could help themin may of 2016, pearl pinson was abducted on her way to school.the only suspect in the case, died in a shoot-out with police.the pain of not knowing where she is, never goes away.sot we are doing our best everydaynats vallejo police came to pass
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out stickers.and teach kids what to do if a stranger approaches them on the street. sot officer long if they are not your teacher or parents friends you should go tell an adultparents appreciated the self defense lesson.mom sot i have never had something that horrible happen in my life and i pray it doesnt happenthe pinson family anxiously waits for the case of their missing loved oe... to be solved.but they are happy they could teach kids about stranger danger.a lessons they hope kids never need, but want them to know... as they head off to school.in vallejo justine waldman kron 4 news. ( james ) coming up on the kron four morning news... one bay area man is turning his passion for food into an act of kindness. (robin) live look outside... at the san francisco international airport. (ácommercialá)
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( james ) yosemite national park will reopen tomorrow... 14 -days after a wildfire choked the park with smoke at the peak of tourist season. a park spokesperson says visitors should expect limited hours ... as the park returns to normal. meanwhile... the ferguson fire... which was responsible for most of that smoke... has now burned more than 95-thousand acres it is 80-percent contained. ( james ) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast. conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and enjoying than what the bay experienced last week.
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temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the 60's and 70's along the coast and the bay while down to the 80's inland. skies will be significantly less smoky and hazy than last week as well.
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( will ) 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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( james ) c-h-p officers held a somber procession over the weekend to honor the late officer, kirk greiss. on friday, greiss made a traffic stop on i-80 in fairfield when a pick-up truck crashed into greiss and the driver he had stopped. both of them were killed. the end of watch procession included dozens of officers riding the same type of motorcycle officer greiss rode during his 19 years on the force. ( james ) there
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is still no word on what caused the pickup truck driver to crash and if he'll face charges. ( james ) in the south bay... san jose police are searching for a man who stole a laptop right out of the hands of it's owner. you can see in this video the man come into the grind coffee house on concourse drive. he checks the place out as he walks to the back. moments later... he grabs the laptop and runs out the door. the laptop owner tries to chase after him but the thief jumps into a black cadillac and gets away. ( james ) a local man wanting to help the homeless... is taking his passion for pizza to the streets. he's raising money to help the homeless. kron 4's ali reid shares his story. i want them to experience a hot, fresh meal, with a lot of care given to the ingredients and the food.mark schechter (shek-ter) works in tech, but his passion for pizza runs deep. throw it in, turn it a
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couple times and it's donethe 30 year old got his foot in the door at pizza hacker in the mission and pizzeria delfina. along with his day job, he now runs a pop up and wants to use those skills to help the less fortunate.seeing all the tents people camped out under the bridges and the tents it pains my heartso he started a fundraiser ... that will go to the 'homeless action center' and 'spirit of oakland'. between facebook and private donations, he's already raised over 4-thousand dollars.amazing right?he plans to take his rocc box oven, skills, and organic ingredients to one of the east bay encampments and feed up to 100 people labor day weekend. why not show up and show them some compassion and feed them a hot mealschechter is excited for his next endeavor, but also quite nervous.sometimes people say to me, why do you think i need this pizza? you never know what to expectbut if they get a taste of what we tasted ...so good! im gonna try one now too. that's really good. i mean this is what i
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wanna bring to the peoplethe initiative will feed the homeless on sunday september 2nd. donations will be accepted through this tuesday. reporting from san francisco ... ali reid ... kron 4 news. ( james ) now to bay area baseball.. the a's down in anaheim taking on the angels. top of the fourth... and nick martini singles... marcus semien scores. still in the 4th... and jed lowrie sends this one out of the park... 400 feet....for the the 2-run homer.. lowrie with his 1 thousandth career hit. the a's go on to win this one 8 to 7. next game for the a's is tonight at home against the mariners at 7:05. ( james ) the giants looking to bounce back after a tough loss on saturday. nick hundley lines out to right center field... slides in safe for a triple.. steven duggar scores.. and the giants tie the game.
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bottom 4th... and again nick hundley gets the infield single past colin moran...gorkys hernandez crosses third base...score: 3- 1 giants.. the giants would hold on to win this one 4-3. next they head down to face the dodgers tonight.. first pitch at 7:10. ( james ) coming up on the kron four morning news... a giganitc shark takes on tom cruise at the box office. we break down the top five movies after the break. (robin) and here's a live look outside...from the sutro cam.
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( james ) one movie took an especially big bite out of the box office this weekend. david daniel has the top five movies. "what's your problem." "that's my problem. for you, it's a crusade. for me, it's a job."spike lee's "black
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klansman" opened in fifth place, earning 10-point-eight million dollars in just 15-hundred theaters, far fewer than any other film in the top 10. the horror flick "slender man" debuted in fourth place with 11-point-three million dollars. "christopher robin" steamed along in third place, collecting 12-point-four million dollars.(nat-music) "mission: impossible - fallout" fell out of the top spot, but 20-million dollars gave the thriller a domestic total of 162-million."how big is that thing?""it was the largest shark that ever existed.""the meg" is the new box office chomp champ! the super-sized shark thriller debuted by gobbling up 44- and-a-half million dollars. in hollywood, i'm david daniel. ( james ) coming up in the next hour of the kron 4 morning news... two teens killed in a deadly crash... three others are in the hospital including the driver of the car. ( james ) and the new transbay transit center is now open in san francisco. we are live to show commuters
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what they can expect. ( james ) and breaking news from overnight... the family of music legend aretha franklin is gaterhing by her bedside amid reports she is gravely ill. (ácommercialá) eggo thick and fluffy waffles
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terminal center in san francisco as be fully operational this morning. ( james ) plus...two teens killed in a deadly crash... three others are in the hospital including the driver of the car... this morning we hear from the drivers family. ( james ) and one bay area community is shocked to find ku klux klan flyers in their neighborhood. ( darya ) good morning i'm darya folsom..( james ) and i'm james fletcher. lets
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start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and enjoying than what the bay experienced last week. temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the 60's and 70's along the coast and the bay while down to the 80's inland. skies will be significantly less smoky and hazy than last week as well.
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( will ) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf.
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( james ) a big story this morning... two teenagers are dead after a car crash in walnut creek. the c-h-p arrested the driver before releasing her to the hospital and her family. ramya ramey and her four passengers rolled of the highway 24 and i- 680 interchange... that's about a 100 foot drop and you can see the impact as they took out a fence and several bushes. this is video moments after the deadly crash. two 18-year-old men from antioch were killed. two other 18-year-old women are in the hospital with major injuries. ramey... the driver... is also in the hospital this morning. coming up at 5:30.. we spoke to ramey's family... and we'll have their reaction. ( james ) another teen was killed in a separate accident on satureday morning. this accident happened on mines road in dublin. teh 19-year-old driver crashed into trees on a hillside and
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was trapped in teh car. other drivers stopped and pulled him from the car and drove to an area where there was cell service so they could call 9-1-1. he was taken to the hospital where he died. investigators do ánot believe that drugs or alcohol played a role in teh crash. ( darya ) ku klux klan flyers are showing up in solano county. recruitment flyers were left in driveways... sealed in ziploc bags. people say they saw a truck pass through friday night and they found the bags saturday. the flyers urged people to call a number in north carolina. residents in this neighborhood say it's a bizarre discovery. ( darya ) police believe whoever left the flyers were just
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passing through. they insist there is no local klan activity in town. ( james ) school starts back up today for some schools in the bay area. john is here with a look at what students and parents can expect today. conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and enjoying than what the bay experienced last week. temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the 60's and 70's along the coast and the bay while down to the 80's inland. skies will be significantly less smoky and hazy than last week as well. ( darya )( darya )( darya )
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the much anticipated transbay terminal will be fully operational this morning. ( james ) kron 4's lydia pantazes joins us live now with the details. (lydia)as you know the grand opening was this weekend but this morning the center will welcome the first bus from the trans bay bus line....the passengers will break the ribbon and officially dedicate the bus deck into operation. (take vo)there was a grand opening this weekend... it was a packed house as people tried to get into the $2.2 billion multistory transportation hub. the new center stretches roughly three city blocks from beale street to second street south of mission street.we talked to riders this weekend. (sot)"people are going to cross over six busy streets of traffic during congested hours, and they're never going to touch a city street," said transbay joint powers authority spokesperson christine falvey.(oncam)the transit center took eight years to build.reporting live in san francisco, lydia pantazes kron4 news.
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thanks lydia. we will check back with you through out the morning. ( darya ) 32 people were displaced over the weekend by a major fire in daly city that damaged four homes. a child was the first to see the fire saturday that was burning near a deck in a backyard and alerted an adult. the fire spread quickly to nearby homes. no one was injured in the fire. ( darya ) firefighters have made significant progress on the mendocino complex fire that is burning in mendocino and lake counties. the wildfire has burned more than 336-thousand acres... but this morning containment is up to 70-percent. ( james ) in national news... the n-t-s-b is
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looking into how an employee was able to steal an airplane from seattle-tacoma international airport before crashing it into a wooded area. andrew spencer has the details. "beebo," his family called him, describing richard russell as a warm and compassionate man.voice of richard russell: "i've got a lot of people that care about me, and uhh... it's gonna disappoint them to hear that i did this."before pulling off an aerial stunt and after gently refusing air traffic control's attempts to convince him to land the stolen plane safely, russell apologized to the people he thought he was disappointing.voice of richard russell: "just a broken guy. got a few screws loose, i guess. never really knew it, until now."the n-t-s-b said sunday the crash took russell through several lines of 100-foot-high trees.crews recovered the flight data recorder over the weekend; the n-t-s-b expects it to arrive
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in washington, d-c, on tuesday for analysis.russell posted a video on youtube last year about his job working as a ground service agent for horizon air. officials say it's that job that enabled him to tow the plane out of a maintenance area and take off -- without authorization -- from seattle-tacoma international airport on friday.the pierce county sheriff's department described russell as suicidal.the man whose family described him as a faithful husband, a loving son, and a good friend.... keeping conversation light in his darkest moments.voice of richard russell: "i think i'm gonna try to do a barrel roll, and if that goes good, then i'm just gonna nose down and call it a night."i'm andrew spencer, reporting ( james ) an alaska airlines plane that left san francisco had to make an emergency landing in los angeles. the flight was headed to new orleans with 136 people on board. the flight crew detected a strong odor in the cabin and diverted to los angeles. the plane landed safely and no one was hurt. it is still unclear
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where that smell came from. passengers were booked on other flights. ( james ) breaking overnight entertainment news. the 'queen of soul,' aretha franklin is 'gravely ill', according to reports. the 76 year old singer is surrounded by loved ones at her home in detroit and they're asking for privacy and prayers. franklin was forced to cancel several shows last year citing doctors orders. her last performance was in november for the elton john aids foundation in new york. ( darya ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news.. a new warning after the west nile virus is discovered in the east bay. ( darya ) plus....a south bay woman is taking her former school to court over sexual abuse allegations. ( darya ) and after the break... yosemite national park is re-opening tomororrow. but there are some restrictions visitors need to be aware of. ( john ) and i am tracking
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( james ) yosemite natial park will reopen tomorrow... 14 -days after a wildfire choked the park with smoke at the peak of tourist season. a park spokesperson says visitors should expect limited hours ... as the park returns to normal. meanwhile... the ferguson fire... which was responsible
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for most of that smoke... has now burned more than 95- thousand acres it is 80- percent contained. back to the kron 4 morning news. let's get a check of the forecast.
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conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and enjoying than what the bay experienced last week. temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the 60's and 70's along the coast and the bay while down to the 80's inland. skies will be significantly less smoky and hazy than last week as well.
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( will no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101.
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( james ) in the south bay... presentation high school in san jose is facing a
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lawsuit in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of former students. a former student has filed a civil suit alleging she was molested in 2003 by former presentation theater director jefferey hicks. the lawsuit also alleges that former principal mary miller knew about the abuse but failed to report it to the police.
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precautions. that includes staying indoors when mosquitoes are active at dawn and dusk, and be sure to use mosquito repellent. ( james ) the outside lands music festival wrapped up over the weekend. florence and the machine and janet jackson were the big headliners. ( darya ) but now the city is cleaning up after thousands of people turned out at golden gate park. kron 4's hermela aregawi has that part of the story. it was quite the show.janet jackson really got the crowd going.. we spoke with some people that grew up in the nineties before the show that said.. they came to see if she still has it.. and judging by the audience reaction.. it looks like she delivered. . the weather wasn't so great today.. but it didn't stop everyone from enjoying the last day. a cloudy third day at golden gate park..as the third and final day of outside lands wraps.festival
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organizers say.. 200-thousand people attended the show.. comparable to previous years.and many won't home pleased with the music they heard. jake beizer/festival goer i was most looking forward to seeing future. future is one of my favorite artists and i think he definitely lived up to the performance. he played a lot of his old music which i appreciated. and the crowd was really really feeling it so i think he did a great job. over 60 different acts performed over the three day festival.with the weekend, florence and the machine and janet jackson headlining the event. lhyra sagid/festival goeri am looking ( james ) that was kron
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4's hermela aregawi reportting for us this morning. ( james ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news...the family of abducted teenager pearl pinson have some advice for parents as the new school year gets underway. ( james ) and after the break.. a c-h-p officer is honored just days after he is killed in a deadly crash.
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conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and enjoying than what the bay experienced last week. temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the
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60's and 70's along the coast and the bay while down to the 80's inland. skies will be significantly less smoky and hazy than last week as well. ( robin ) ( will ) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( james ) c-h-p officers held a
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somber procession over the weekend to honor the late officer, kirk greiss. on friday, greiss made a traffic stop on i-80 in fairfield when a pick-up truck crashed into greiss and the driver he had stopped. both of them were killed. the end of watch procession included dozens of officers riding the same type of motorcycle officer greiss rode during his 19 years on the force.
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today for stepping outside and enjoying than what the bay experienced last week. temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the 60's and 70's along the coast and the bay while down to the 80's inland. skies will be significantly less smoky and hazy than last week as well. ( will ) no major hot spots. bay bridge
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( james ) back to our big story
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this morning... two teenagers are dead after a car crash in walnut creek. the c-h-p arrested the driver before releasing her to the hospital. ( darya ) ramya ramey and her four passengersrolled of the highway 24 and i-680 interchange... that's about a 100 foot drop and you can see what was left of the car. this is video moments after the deadly crash. two 18-year-old men from antioch were killed. two other 18-year-old women are in the hospital with major injuries. ramey... the driver... is also in the hospital this morning.( james ) kron 4 was able to speak with her family. michelle kingston has that part of the story. kron4's michelle kingston spoke to ramey's father ramondo, who said the teens were all close friends.ramondo said his daughter had her entire life ahead of her. ramey had just graduated from high school and accepted to the university of pacific. ramondo said he's hurting for his daughter, but hurting for
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the victims' families the most. officers released custody of ramey to the hospital and her family because she had no prior arrests and was not a flight risk. officers are finishing up the investigation.
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( darya ) a south bay motorcyclist is recovering after a woman crashed into him on higway 17 as he was headed towards santa cruz. kyle de preist says the driver hit him hard enough he flew across the median divider into oncoming traffic. de preist says he was riding his
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harley southbound in los gatos a few hundred feet from the cats bar when he was struck and thrown from his bike. witnesses came to help him into a pickup truck where he waited for an ambulance. but de preist is still looking for the driver who hit him..who brefly checked on him and left the scene. ( darya ) the de priests want witnesses to come forward with any information but they also want to find the person that help kyle to thank them in person. ( james ) in san francisco... a construction worker has died after being hit with a steel beam while working on the twin peaks tunnel renovation project.
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the victim was a signal technician. muni was replacing tracks and drainage systems in the tunnel, which connects the west portal neighborhood to downtown san francisco. neighbors say they saw many construction workers outside of the tunnel... followed by an ambulance rushing to the scene. cal- osha and other officials have been investigating the accident. work on the project has resumed after a safety check of the tunnel. ( james ) in the east bay... a stunning sight as a small plane made an emergency landing on interstate 580. it happened just before 6:30 saturday night... the plane landed on westbound 580 near the 164th avenue exit in san leandro. the pilot told the c-h-p that the plane's fuel line snapped which stopped the engine. the pilot was flying from lake tahoe to the hayward airport. the pilot said when the engine stopped.. he made contact with air traffic controllers and noticed there were fewer cars on that side of the highway. no one on the ground was injured.
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one person on the plane did suffer minor injuries during the landing. ( darya ) the family of pearl pinson.. a vallejo teen who was abducted two years ago.. wants to make sure another family does not go through what they did. the pinson family helped organize a backpack drive at the vallejo mobile home r-v park. they wanted to help their community to have a successful school year.. but they also wanted to teach an important lesson about self defense. ( darya )help them>( darya ) the vallejo police department stopped by to teach kids what do do if a stranger approaches them on the streets. the pinson family says it's a good time to talk to kids about stranger danger. ( james ) still ahead on the kron four morning news... one bay area man is turning his passion for food into an act of kindness. ( james ) plus... the a's look to stick to their
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winning ways while visiting the angels. we have those highlights. ( james ) and after the break... once taboo... tattoos might help you land a new job. we have the details. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. ( will )
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(ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and enjoying than what the bay experienced last week.
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temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the 60's and 70's along the coast and the bay while ( robin ) ( will ) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( james ) if you are find work... it might be worth
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considering a tattoo. a new study suggests job seekers have a better chance of being hired if the interviewer spots ink on their skin. ( darya ) this is because the artwork
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gives prospective candidates an advantage because tattoos help them look more fashionable. the research suggests that contrary to popular opinion... having a tattoo does not appear to be associated with disadvantage or discrimination in the work place. ( james ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... the giants were looking to rebound from their saturday loss against the pirates.. the highlights next.
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checking bay area roads before you head out the door..
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no major hot conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and enjoying than what the bay experienced last week. temperatures have settled down
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near seasonal averages in the 60's and 70's along the coast and the bay while down to the 80's inland. skies will be significantly less smoky and hazy than last week as well.
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( james ) a local man looking to help the homeless is taking his passion for pizza to the streets.( darya ) he's raising money to help the homeless. kron 4' ali reid shares his story. i want them to experience a hot, fresh meal, with a lot of care given to the ingredients and the food.mark schechter (shek-ter) works in tech, but his passion for pizza runs
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deep. throw it in, turn it a couple times and it's donethe 30 year old got his foot in the door at pizza hacker in the mission and pizzeria delfina. along with his day job, he now runs a pop up and wants to use those skills to help the less fortunate.seeing all the tents people camped out under the bridges and the tents it pains my heartso he started a fundraiser ... that will go to the 'homeless action center' and 'spirit of oakland'. between facebook and private donations, he's already raised over 4-thousand dollars.amazing right?he plans to take his rocc box oven, skills, and organic ingredients to one of the east bay encampments and feed up to 100 people labor day weekend. why not show up and show them some compassion and feed them a hot mealschechter is excited for his next endeavor, but also quite nervous.sometimes people say to me, why do you think i need this pizza? you
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never know what to expectbut if they get a taste of what we tasted ...so good! im gonna try one now too. that's really good. i mean this is what i wanna bring to the peoplethe initiative will feed the homeless on sunday september 2nd. donations will be accepted through this tuesday. reporting from san francisco ... ali reid ... kro4 news. ( james ) now to bay area baseball.. the a's down in anaheim taking on the angels. ( darya ) top of the fourth... and nick martini singles... marcus semien scores. still in the 4th... and jed lowrie sends this one out of the park... 400 feet....for the the 2-run homer.. lowrie with his 1 thousandth career hit. the a's go on to win this one 8 to 7. next game for the a's is tonight at home against the mariners at 7:05. ( james ) the giants looking to bounce back after a tough loss on saturday. nick hundley lines out to
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right center field... slides in safe for a triple.. steven duggar scores.. and the giants tie the game. bottom 4th... and again nick hundley gets the infield single past colin moran...gorkys hernandez crosses third base...score: 3- 1 giants.. the giants would hold on to win this one 4-3. next they head down to face the dodgers tonight.. first pitch at 7:10. ( james ) some of the world's biggest eaters competed in milwaukee wisconsin for the first ever cheese curd eating championship at the state fair. ( darya ) contestants stuffed their faces with cheese curds to see who could eat the most in six minutes. ( james ) the winner -- darron breeden -- ate five pounds breeden -- ate darron breeden
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-- ate five pounds and 2 ounces for his first record. san jose native... joey "jaws" chestnut, who is famous for eating a record 74 hot dogs in 10-minutes, finished third. ( james ) coming up after the coming up after the break on the kron 4 morning news... the meg takes a bite out of the box office. (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá)
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conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and enjoying than what the bay experienced last week. temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the 60's and 70's along the coast and the bay while down to the 80's inland. skies will be significantly less smoky and hazy than last week as well. ( james ) several new movies opened this weekend... and one took an especially big bite out of the box office. ( darya ) david daniel has the top five. "what's your problem.""that's my problem. for you, it's a crusade. for me, it's a job." spike lee's "black klansman" opened in fifth place, earning 10-point-eight million dollars in just 15-hundred theaters,
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far fewer than any other film in the top 10. the horror flick "slender man" debuted in fourth place with 11-point- three million dollars. "christopher robin" steamed along in third place, collecting 12-point-four million dollars.(nat-music) "mission: impossible - fallout" fell out of the top spot, but 20-million dollars gave the thriller a domestic total of 162-million."how big is that thing?""it was the largest shark that ever existed.""the meg" is the new box office chomp champ! the super-sized ( james ) coming up in the next hour of the kron 4 morning news... two teens killed in a deadly crash... three others are in the hospital including the driver of the car. ( james ) and the new transbay transit center is now open in san francisco. we are live to show commuters what they can expect.
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do you need the most trusted battery in your wireless mouse? maybe not. no... maybe you could trust that during your fantasy draft ...no, no, no. the computer won't auto-draft a kicker, in the 7th round. maybe you can trust you won't be kept at night because you auto-drafted a kicker, in the 7th round. (woman laughing) maybe you could trust that for the next 16 weeks you won't think about auto-drafting a kicker, in the 7th round.
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or... ...you could just trust duracell. (duracell mnemonic) ( james ) two teens killed
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in a deadly crash... three others are in the hospital including the driver of the car... this morning we hear from the drivers family. ( darya ) plus ... an airport employee ... steals a plane before crashing it into a wooded area. ( lydia ) i'm live at the transbay terminal center in san francisco as they look to be fully operational this morning. (darya) good morning i'm darya folsom..(james) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check
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of weather and traffic... and traffic... conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and enjoying than what the bay experienced last week. temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the 60's and 70's along the coast
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and the bay while down to the 80's inland. skies will be significantly less smoky and hazy than last week as well. 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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( darya ) a big story this morning... two teenagers are dead after a car crash in walnut creek. the c-h-p arrested the driver before releasing her to the hospital and her family. ramya ramey and her four passengers rolled of the highway 24 and i- 680 interchange... that's about a 100 foot drop and you can see the impact as they took out a fence and several bushes. this is video moments after the deadly crash. two 18-year-old men from antioch were killed. two other 18-year-old women are in the hospital with major injuries. 18-year-old ramya ramey ... the driver... is also in the hospital this morning. she had just graduated from high school and accepted to the university of
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pacific. we spoke to her father ... who is grieving for the victims.
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neighbors. ths is one of the areas the flyers were found.to make things more unusual - they were packaged inside a plastic ziploc bag full of raw rice. the ku klux klan recruitment flyers were left on driveways here in suisun citya very bizarre discovery in a racially mixed neighborhoodsot sotresidents say they saw a truck pass through friday night and found the bags saturdaysotthe flyers showed up in a plastic bag filled with riceurging people to call a number in north carolina.. among those who received the message - kyle atalig's (atalic) family it also made it's way through the mayor's neighborhood - sotsuisun city police say there is no evidence of any specific crime related to the flyersand calls them disappointing and unnecessary sotpolice believe whoever left the flyers was passing through the detective on this case here insists there is no local klan
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activity in this town.here in suisun city, gayle ong kron4 news. ( james ) 32 people were disaced over the weekend by a major fire in daly city that damaged four homes. a child was the first to see the fire saturday that was burning near a deck in a backyard and alerted an
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adult. the fire spread quickly to nearby homes. no one was injured in the fire. ( darya ) the much anticipated transbay terminal will be fully operational this morning. ( james ) kron 4's lydia pantazes joins us live now with the details. (lydia)as you know the grand opening was this weekend but this morning the center will welcome the first bus from the trans bay bus line....the passengers will break the ribbon and officially dedicate the bus deck into operation. (take vo)there was a grand opening this weekend... it was a packed house as people tried to get into the $2.2 billion multistory transportation hub. the new center stretches roughly three city blocks from beale street to second street south of mission street.we talked to riders this weekend. (sot)"people are going to cross over six busy streets of traffic during congested hours, and they're never going to touch a city street," said transbay joint powers authority spokesperson christine falvey.(oncam)the
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transit center took eight years to build.reporting live in san francisco, lydia pantazes kron4 news. we will with you through out the morning. ( darya ) school starts back up today for some schools in the bay area. john is here with a look at what
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students and parents can expect today. conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and enjoying than what the bay experienced last week. temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the 60's and 70's along the coast and the bay while down to the 80's inland. skies will be significantly less smoky and hazy than last week as well. ( james ) in national news... the n-t-s-b is looking into how an employee was able to steal an airplane
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from seattle-tacoma international airport before crashing it into a wooded area. 29-year-old richard russell stole the plane on friday.officials say that his job as ground service agent enabled him to tow the plane out of a maintenance area and take off. as russel was flying, he refused requests to safely land ... and apologized to the people he loved ... all while keeping the conversation light in his final moments. ( james ) russell crashed into a wooded area of an island in puget sound. crews recovered the flight data recorder over the weekend ... and the n-t-s-b expects it to arrive in washington, d-c tomorrow for analysis. ( james ) an alaska
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airlines plane that left san francisco had to make an emergency landing in los angeles. the flight was headed to new orleans with 136 people on board. the flight crew detected a strong odor in the cabin and diverted to los angeles. the plane landed safely and no one was hurt. it is still unclear where that smell came from. passengers were booked on other flights. ( darya ) breaking overnight entertainment news. the 'queen of soul,' aretha franklin is 'gravely ill', according to reports. the 76 year old singer is surrounded by loved ones at her home in detroit and they're asking for privacy and prayers. franklin was forced to cancel several shows last year citing doctors orders. her last performance was in november for the elton john aids foundation in new york. ( darya ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news.. a new
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warning after the west nile virus is discovered in the east bay. ( darya ) plus....a south bay woman is taking her former school to court over sexual abuse allegations. ( darya ) and after the break... yosemite national park is re-opening tomororrow. but there are some restrictions visitors need to be aware of. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá)
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( darya ) yosemite national park will reopen tomorrow... 14 -days after a wildfire choked the park with smoke at the peak of tourist season. a park spokesperson says visitors should expect limited hours ... as the park returns to normal. meanwhile... the ferguson fire... which was responsible for most of that smoke... has now burned more than 95-thousand acres it is 80-percent contained.
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(darya)(james)( robin ) welcome back. lets get a check of weather and traffic this morning. conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and enjoying than what the bay experienced last week. temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the 60's and 70's along the coast and the bay while down to the 80's inland. skies will be significantly less smoky and hazy than last week as well.
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( will ) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf.
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have made significant progress on the mendocino complex fire
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that is burning in mendocino and lake counties. the wildfire has burned more than 336-thousand acres... but this morning containment is up to 70-percent. ( darya ) the mendocino complex fire is just one of more than a dozen fires burning across the state. natasha chen has more on the holy fire burning in southern california. some good news finally for crews battling wildfires in california. they were able to make a massive gain in getting the holy fire under control over the weekend. going from 10 percent containment to over 50 percent.and that's great news to residents too.almost half of the 21,000 people under mandatory evacuation were able to return home.the man accused of starting the holy fire was in court friday, pacing back and forth and shouting down charges. forrest gordon clark / suspected arsonist:
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"...charged in several counts involving arson, aggravated arson -- that's a lie -- these are just allegations sir -- correct -- you wish to continue the arraignment? -- yes, yea"at least 10 other large fires are burning across california, stretching exhausted fire crew thin.the largest fire is state history, the mendocino complex, is made up of the ranch and river fires in the northern part of the state. it's charred more than 336-thousand acres and is close to being contained.and the carr fire, the second largest in california history, is above 60-percent containment after burning for three weeks, and claiming the lives of eight pele. ( james ) the import tariffs imposed by president trump are boosting the cost of building a home by thousands of dollars. and that's adding to the challenges of
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people trying to rebuild from california's devastating wildfires. building experts say tariffs on lumber and other construction material could increase the cost of building a home by 20- thousand dollars. other factors are also at play such as a shortage of construction workers. experts also say homeowner insurance policies have caps that are too low to cover the entire cost to rebuild a home devastated by a fire. ( james ) in the south bay... presentation high school in san jose is facing a lawsuit in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of former students. a former student has filed a civil suit alleging she was molested in 2003 by former presentation theater director jefferey hicks. the lawsuit also alleges that former principal mary miller knew about the abuse but failed to report it to the police.
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presentation high school callled the allegations false and misleading. ( darya ) for your health this morning...contra costa county says the risk of getting the west nile virus has increased after more mosquitoes tested positive for the disease. the west nile virus was detected in the area on thursday. mosquitoes in oakley and discovery bay tested positive, along with two dead birds in discovery bay. officials say west nile typically peaks in august and september. it's important to take precautions. that includes staying indoors when mosquitoes are active at dawn and dusk, and be sure to use mosquito repellent. ( darya ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news...the family of abducted teenager pearl pinson have some advice for parents as the new school year gets underway. ( darya ) and a teacher is defending his actions after slamming a student onto a table.. get to the ross shoe event and get the shoes you want...for way less.
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conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and enjoying than what the bay experienced last week. temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the 60's and 70's along the coast and the bay while down to the 80's inland. skies will (robin) 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 )(ááá2 shotááá) shocking video out of georgia -- where a teacher grabbed a student by his throat while dragging him down a table in the school cafeteria.( darya ) the 20-17 incident was caught on surveillance video. it resulted in felony charges against the now former teacher, tim garner. and now for the first time, the 61-year-old is breaking his silence. he says he acted in self defense and has no regrets for his actions. ( darya ) garner says the altercation began after he asked the 17- year-old student, whom he described as a troubled teen with a violent past, to clean up the mess he made in the cafeteria. ( james ) still ahead ... a c-h-p officer is honored just
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days after he is killed in a deadly crash. (ácommercialá) (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá)
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(james)(darya) lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and enjoying than what the bay experienced last week. temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the
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60's and 70's along the coast and the bay while down to the 80's inland. skies will be significantly less smoky and hazy than last week as well. 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 ( darya ) ( darya ) a big story this
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morning... two teenagers are dead after a car crash in walnut creek. the c-h-p arrested the driver before releasing her to the hospital and her family. ramya ramey was driving with four passengers in the car ... when it rolled off the highway 24 and i-680 interchange... that's about a 100 foot drop and you can see the impact as they took out a fence and several bushes. this is video moments after the deadly crash. two 18-year-old men
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from antioch were killed. two other 18-year-old women are in the hospital with major injuries. 18-year-old ramya ramey ... the driver... is also in the hospital this morning. she had just graduated from high school and accepted to the university of pacific. her father spoke to kron 4. ( darya ) chp says they arrested ramaya on manslaughter and d-u-i charges. ( darya ) a south bay motorcyclist is recovering after a woman crashed into him on higway 17 as he was headed towards santa cruz. kyle de preist says the driver hit him hard enough he flew across
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the median divider into oncoming traffic. de preist says he was riding his harley southbound in los gatos a few hundred feet from the cats bar when he was struck and thrown from his bike. witnesses came to help him into a pickup truck where he waited for an ambulance. but de preist is still looking for the driver who hit him..who brefly checked on him and left the scene. ( darya ) the de priests want witnesses to come forward with any information but they also want to find the person that help kyle to thank them in person. ( james ) in san francisco... a construction worker has died after being hit with a steel beam while working on the twin peaks tunnel renovation project. the victim was a signal technician. muni was
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replacing tracks and drainage systems in the tunnel, which connects the west portal neighborhood to downtown san francisco. neighbors say they saw many construction workers outside of the tunnel... followed by an ambulance rushing to the scene. cal- osha and other officials have been investigating the accident. work on the project has resumed after a safety check of the tunnel. ( james ) in the east bay... a stunning sight as a small plane made an emergency landing on interstate 580. it happened just before 6:30 saturday night... the plane landed on westbound 580 near the 164th avenue exit in san leandro. the pilot told the c-h-p that the plane's fuel line snapped which stopped the engine. the pilot was flying from lake tahoe to the hayward airport. the pilot said when the engine stopped.. he made contact with air traffic controllers annoticed there were fewer cars on that side of the highway. no one on the ground was injured. one person on the plane did suffer minor injuries during the landing.
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( darya ) the family of pearl pinson.. a vallejo teen who was abducted two years ago.. wants to make sure another family does not go through what they did. the pinson family helped organize a backpack drive at the vallejo mobile home r-v park. they wanted to help their community to have a successful school year.. but they also wanted to teach an important lesson about self defense. ( darya ) the vallejo police department stopped by to teach kids what do do if a stranger approaches them on the streets. the pinson family says it's a good time to talk to kids about stranger danger. ( james ) c-h-p officers held a somber procession over the weekend to honor the late officer, kirk greiss who was killed on
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friday during a traffic stop. kron 4's sara stinson has the story. the procession escorted late officer kirk greiss from the coroners office to here at the vaca hills chapel funeral home in vacaville.i spoke with neighbors of his who say his death is a major hit the entire community.the end of watch procession included dozens of officers riding the same kind of motorcycle officer greiss rode to serve his community for 19 years. this after he was killed in a horrific crash on friday morning.officer greiss was in the middle of a traffic stop on i-80 west in fairfield when a chevrolet pick-up truck crashed into him and the driver in the saturn he was stopping. both 49-year-old jaime manuel and officer greiss were taken the hospital where both of them were pronounced dead.a long time neighbor - david hoen says it take long for people to learn the tragic news.
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happened and when it's someone you know it really makes a difference.">there is still no word on what caused the pickup truck driver to crash and if he'll face charges.he was also taken to the hospital. in the mean time - hoen says it's important to remember all the amazing qualities of kirk geiss. as family, friends, neighbors and fellow officers mourn - a funeral is being planned and it's expected to be in the next couple weeks.in vacaville, sara stinson, kron 4 news.## ( james ) still ahead on the kron four morning news... one bay area man is turning his passion for food into an act of kindness. ( james ) plus... the a's look to stick to their winning ways while visiting the angels. we have those highlights. ( james )and after the break....cameras catch a
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brazen thief steal a laptop at a bay area coffee shop. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. ( will ) (ácommercialá) belly fat:
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conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and enjoying than what the bay experienced last week. temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the 60's and 70's along the coast and the bay while (robin) 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 ) in the south bay... san jose police are searching for a man who stole a laptop right out of the hands of it's owner. you can see in this video the man come into the grind coffee house on concourse drive. he checks the place out as he walks to the back. moments
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later... he grabs the laptop and runs out the door. the laptop owner tries to chase after him but the thief jumps into a black cadillac and gets away. ( james ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... the giants were looking to rebound from their saturday loss agaist the pirates.. the highlights next. (ácommercialá) this is not a bed.
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back. lets get a check of weather and traffic... conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and enjoying than what the bay experienced st week. temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the 60's and 70's along the coast and the bay while down to the 80's inland. skies will be significantly less smoky and
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hazy than last week as well.
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( will ) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( james ) a local man wanting to help
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the homeless ...is taking his passion for pizza to the streets. he's raising money to for 2 organizations dedicated to helping the homeless. mark schechter (shek-ter) works in tech, but he loves to make pizza ... and wants to help the less fortunate.so he started a fundraiser ... that will go to the 'homeless action center' and 'spirit of oakland'. he plans to take his pizza oven and organic ingredients to one of the east bay encampments and feed up to 100 people labor day weekend. ( james )the initiative will feed the homeless on sunday september 2nd. donations will be accepted through this tuesday. ( darya ) now to bay area baseball.. the a's down in anaheim taking on the angels. ( james ) top of the
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fourth... and nick martini singles... marcus semien scores. still in the 4th... and jed lowrie sends this one out of the park... 400 feet....for the the 2-run homer.. lowrie with his 1 thousandth career hit. the a's go on to win this one 8 to 7. next game for the a's is tonight at home against the mariners at 7:05. ( darya ) the giants looking to bounce back after a tough loss on saturday. nick hundley lines out to right center field... slides in safe for a triple.. steven duggar scores.. and the giants tie the game. bottom 4th... and again nick hundley gets the infield single past colin moran...gorkys hernandez crosses third base...score: 3- 1 giants.. the giants would hold on to win this one 4-3. next they head down to face the dodgers tonight.. first pitch at 7:10.
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( james ) and on saturday ... thousands of giants fans attended the ceremony to retire barry bonds number 25 jersey. the star -studded ceremony included appearances by willie mays... willie mccovey.... current giants manager bruce bochy...and dusty baker. 53-year old bonds...who grew up in the bay area...says it was always his dream to play for the orange and black . ( james ) bonds played 15 of his 22 mlb seasons with the
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giants. bonds hit 762 home runs in his career. ( james ) coming up next ... san jose's joey chestnut competes in a new food competition. find out how he did ... after the break. (ácommercialá)
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conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and
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enjoying than what the bay experienced last week. temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the 60's and 70's along the coast ( james ) bay area native joey chesnut stopped in wisconsin for the first ever cheese curd eating championship at the state fair. ( darya ) contestants stuffed their faces with cheese curds to see who could eat the most in six minutes.( james ) the winner -- darron breeden -- ate five pounds and 2 ounces for his first record. joey "jaws" chestnut, who is famous for eating a record 74 hot dogs in 10-minutes, finished third. ( james ) and the new transbay
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transit center is now open in san francisco. we are live to show commuters what they can expect. ( james ) coming up in the next hour of the kron 4 morning news... two teens killed in a deadly crash... three others are in the hospital including the (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) ( james )(darya) ( lydia ) i'm live at the
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transbay terminal center in san they look to be fully this
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morning. ( james ) plus...two teens killed in a deadly crash... three others are in the hospital including the driver of the car... this morning we hear from the drivers family. ( james ) and one bay area community is shocked to find ku klux klan flyers in their neighborhood. (darya) good morning i'm darya folsom.. (james) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... conditions will be much better today for stepping outside and enjoying than what the bay experienced last week. temperatures have settled down near seasonal averages in the

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