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we first told you about the 30-acre fire burning in martinez... with a breaking news push alert... we sent it out at 7:50 tonight... download the kron4 mobile app and be the first to know about breaking news in your neighborhood. wrence karnow: it was a bright and sunny day for a bright and sunny day for most of the bay area. highs soared inland with mid 90s but cool 60s with patchy fog at the coast. it will be a beautiful evening with a lighbreeze and mild to warm temperatures. it much quieter on the doppler
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radar with only a few showers over the sierra. on the satellite you can see how high pressure is building over the west coast. it will weekend inland with highs soaring near 100 degrees be warm around the bay in the 70s and the 80s and 60s with patchy fog and sun at the coast. temperatures will begin to cool on sunday and be much cooler by monday. will be near normal for most of next week.
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kron4's gayle ong is live in martinez tonight with the details, gayle, what do you know?
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(grant) happening now... san jose police are looking for anyone with more information about a domestic violence turned murder case. this after a woman died wednesday.. following a week in a hospital because her husband allegedly attacked her. kron 4's hermela aregawi talked to police and is live in san jose with that story.. hermela, what can you tell us? < bart states on
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us? can you tell hermela, what story.. with that live in san jose with that story.. hermela, what can you tell us? us? < bart states on their website. our main promise to
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our passengers is their safety...have they fulfilled that promise... no> (ken) the family of nia wilson still grieving after losing the 18 year old when she was stabbed to death on bart last month... and now-- her family is taking legal action.(ken) nia wilson's family says, bart has failed to ensure its riders are safe... and they are demanding changes... they blame fare evasion, in part, for violence on bart...the suspect had been dentified previsuly as someone who rode trains and didn't pay. the family believes if bart had a better system in place to crack down on fare evaders, then nia would still be alive. wilson was killed at the macarthur bart station. she was on the platform with her two other sisters, when police say, transient john cowell approached the three and fatally stabbed nia in the neck. one of her sisters was also stabbed but survived. (ken) the attoreny says the
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other person cowell threatened was at macarthur bart. e says that woman saw cowell pull a knife and both women reported the incidents. since wilson's death, bart has increased police patrols on trains and the chief says he'll present a comprehensive crime fighting plan to the board next month. (ken) in march ... bart started a 'fare evasion' proof of payment enforcement program. (grant) it is made up of a team of 6 inspectors who walk around trains asking riders to see their tickets. (grant) kron 4's gabe slate followed up with bart about this program to see where it's happening, and how effective it seems to be.
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sound from - debora allen - bart director district 1it's really like a needle in a haystack, they're looking for people who are evading bart when they could just stand in front of the gates. debora allen sits on the bart board of directors. she says what they have learned so far from this pilot enforcement program is that the problem is worse than they thought. sound from - debora allen - bart director district 1the problem is worse than we thought, a lot of evaders. in just two months 15% of those riders asked had not paid their bart ride. fare evasion is the gateway crime, it's very unlikely that a person who commits a crime in september bart police will be presenting the bart board of directors an official update on this pilot program and provide numbers showing it's success or failure so it's early to judge it. but debora allen says the money could be better spent. sound from - debora allen - bart director district 1why not have those officers at the gates of the stations getting people, or invest in making the gates and entry points more secure, people ride the elevators up and skip the gates, we have emergency exits left open people can walk through all day long" (ken) the two men being charged in the deadly ghost ship warehouse fire were back in court today. the alameda county d.a.'s office says ered this time around. derick almena's attorney -- tony serra says jury trial may be in another county or next
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year. those are the options now on the table in the people versus derick almena and max harris at the alameda superior court house in oakland. the two defendants allegedly responsible for the lives of 36-people who died in a fire whilghost ship trial date hearing postponede attending an music event at the ghost ship back in 2016. the ghost ship all day long"can walk through it seems to be.how effective happening, and how effective it seems to be. sound from - debora allen - bart director district 1it's really like a needle in a haystack, they're looking for people who are evading bart when they could just stand in front of the gates. debora allen sits on the bart board of directors. they have learned so far from this pilot enforcement that the problem is worse than they thought. sound from - debora allen - bart director district 1the problem is thought, a lot of evaders. in just two months 15% asked had not paid their bart ride. fare evasion crime, it's very unlikely that a person who in september bart police presenting the bart board of directors an official update on this pilot provide numbers showing it's success or failure so it's early to but debora allen says the money could be better spent. sound from - debora allen - bart director why not have those officers at stations getting people, or invest gates and entry secure, people ride the elevators gates, we have emergency exits can walk through all day long" (ken) the two men being charged in the deadly ghost ship warehouse fire were back in court today. the alameda county d.a.'s office says ered this time around. derick almena's attorney -- tony serra says jury trial may be in another county or next
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year. those are the options now on the table in the people versus derick almena and max harris at the alameda superior court house in oakland. the two defendants allegedly responsible for the lives of 36-people who died in a fire whilghost ship trial date hearing postponede attending an music event at the ghost ship back in 2016. last week judge james kramer rejected the packaged plea deal for the two men negotiated by the d.a.'s office and the defense attorneys. serra explains why he is aiming to take advantage of the opportunity to defend his client in front of a jury. to pay for it"> due to the complicated
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nature of the case judge kramer previously appointed private defense attorney curtis briggs as max harris' counsel at the expense of alameda county. both sides will return to court on september 9th to schedule a trial date. that will be followed by a november 2nd hearing of motion to change venues. (grant) coming up... scary, compelling video has gone viral. an now the teen accused of pushing a friend off a bridge and into a washington state river has now been charged... (ken) plus... the new scam targeting bay area restaurants... what scammers are doing to ruin restaurants reputations.... (grant) and up next... a group of thieves steal hundreds of scratch lottery tickets from more than a dozen stores across the bay area... tonight they are behind bars... how police managed to track them down...
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police in belmont say they have captured a group of thieves responsible for stealing lottery scratchers. the suspects are beleived to have taken hunderds of lottery scratchers from more than a dozen stores between san francisco and san jose. they allegedly turned in winning tickets and then walked away with cash. kron 4's charles clifford has the details.. the belmont police department says that 4 people have been arrested for allegedly stealing lottery tickets from multiple convenience stores and liquor stores along the peninsula.22 year old shawn ray, 21 year old michael walker, 22 year old alexander castillo and 21 year old jose sotomayer are believed to have committed more than a dozen burglaries at stores between san francisco and san jose. 3 burglaries occurred in belmont, this am/pm station along ralston was robbed twice. the owner tells kron 4, that in the middle of the night the thieves smashed the front door of the store and grabbed lottery tickets and cigarettes from behind the counter. captain patrick halleran with the belmont police department says that
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after the suspects took tickets, they would start playing them.sot scratching off the numbers and set the winners aside and then they would go to gas stations or convenience stores in san francisco or san jose and redeem the tickets for money. investigators believe the thieves probably made thousands of dollars turning in winning tickets but they are now facing criminal charges for burglary, conspiracy, and possession of stolen property.police also say they are looking for additional suspects.sotwe have additonal leads we are following up on. this is an ongoing investigation. (ken) san jose police arrested a conductor at the california youth symphony....for (ken) investigation.ongoing investigation.
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(ken) san jose police arrested a conductor at the california youth symphony....for allegedly having inappropriate sexual conversations with a minor.. christopher florio was working as a music teacher at harker upper school in san jose at the time.. florio had been under investigation since june. we haven't heard from harker upper school but it's typicalin cases like this to put teachers on paid administrative leave during investigations.. there's no response yet from the california youth symphony. (grant) a california judge is ordering a mental evaluation for the man accused of starting the holy fire in southern california. forrest clark was in court this morning. clark said he's not guilty... then rambled on.guilty... then he's not guilty... then rambled on. after several outbursts... his arraignment was suspended. the 51 year old is accused of igniting the nearly 23- thousand acre fire that prompted thousands of residents to evacuate their homes...18 were destoryed . the fire...in orange and
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riverside ocunties... is now 85 percent contained. (ken) new at 9 -- yosemite valley has only been open for three days this week since it was closed due to the ferguson fire and there's already a hiker that went missing. this is john cogdell. john is an n-p-s employee and was last seen on wednesday in the upper pines camp ground in yosemite valley. yosemite national park officals say he's five feet and two hundred pounds. (grant) restuarants are facing a new challenge in the bay area: blackmail.... (ken) in the last week - nearly a dozen restaurants have received letters threatening their reputation - unless the restaurants pay up. kron4 dan kerman has details. a restaurants reputation is a critical to their success... and this week a scam artist threatened numerous restaurants including san francisco's waterbar in an
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attempt to extort money sot pete sittnick/managing partner, waterbar 12-20we got an email from an anonymous source saying they had been contacted by a competitor of oursthe email that waterbar and several other restaurants received said "i was hired by your competitor to write (a) negative press release about your restaurant using awful photos of the food containing hair and insects." the press release will be published on 500 major news and media portals... (and) will destroy the reputation of your restaurant." the email goes on to say "i'll refuse to fulfill this order if you compensate me."sotits the reputation that we work for every day so its infuriating that someone would try to extort money from us or do something that is not true to damage our reputation sittnick knew it was scam, but contacted the golden gate
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restaurant associationsot sot gwyneth borden/golden gate restaurant association 106-116 in the world of cyber crime is can be coordinated it could be a group out of nigeria or someone locally so its hard to track down where these are coming from the restaurant association say so far they have heard from 15 restaurants that have received similar emails and are now getting the word out.standup dan kerman/sf 127-137 if you've received one of these letters or email the golden gate restaurant association wants to hear from you. they also want you to contact the da's office and the federal trade commission. in sf dan kerman kron 4 news (grant) now to our four zone forecast... as we take this live look outside at the embarcadero... joining us now is chief meteorologist lawrence karnow... lawrence karnow: it was a bright and sunny day for most of the bay area. highs soared inland with mid 90s but cool 60s with patchy fog at the coast. it will be a beautiful evening with a light breeze and mild to warm temperatures. it much quieter on the doppler radar with only a few showers over the sierra. on the satellite you can see how high
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pressure is building over the west coast. it will be another hot weekend inland with highs soaring near 100 degrees inland. it will be warm around the bay in the 70s and the 80s and 60s with patchy fog and sun at the coast. temperatures will begin to cool on sunday and be much cooler by monday. temperatures will be near normal for most of next week.
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tonight.... ámost indications are...the local residential real estate market is still going strong.(grant) but as kron four's rob fladeboe reports now, there are signs that the market is cooling down a little bit. you may have noticed a few more "for sale" signs in your neighborhood of late, suggesting that inventories are up. homes are still selling but there are also signs some of those homes are selling for a little less right now says climb real estate's david contreras.david contreras/climb real estate '......there is talk of it cooling off a little bit but what we're seeing is more of a market correction...."in san jose, for example, the real estate website zillow reports prices were dropped on 9-poin5 percent of listings in june, up from 7-point-2 percent one year ago.david
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contreras/climb real estate "....what's happening is we're seeing prices not going up $100,000 or $200,000 over the asking price, things are getting a little more tamer..." contreras says certain properties are staying on the market longer than what sellers have been used to during the historic five year plus run of risingprices but there are other factors to consider.david contreras/climb real estate ".....people are a little concerned about interest rates going up but this time of year, july through august you're seeing more people on vacation so there are simply fewer buyers during that time frame...." zillow expects the market to slow down next year but a strong economy means demand for housing will also remain strong. dont expect home prices to fall too far says david conteras.david contreras/climb real estate "... (ken) ahead at nine...calls for resignations nine...calls for ahead at (ken) "...real estate contreras/climb david contreras/climb real estate "...
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(ken) ahead at nine...calls for resignations mount as more victims of alleged sexual abuse by pennsylvania priests come forward.... details on the clergy abuse hotline setup in the wake of the jury report... (grant) plus...tragedy strikes a small town as the husband has been accused of killing his pregnant wife and two children...tonight hear from the victim's family and friends who say they never saw it coming... (ken) up next... a local buiness dealing with a rather stinky stiuation-- people using the sidewalk as a bathroom and it was all caught on camera... now they are fed up...hear how they are trying to stop it in a story you'll only see here on
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(ken) now at 9:30... a local business has had enough of a rather stinky and unsanitary situation. people are using the bathroom right on the sidewalk right outside the front right outside the front door.(grant) there is security video showing it all kron 4's
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justine waldman has it for us tonight. it's a story you'll only see here on kron 4.
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(grant) a stockton code enforcement officer is under fire tonight after stealing a document. and it was all caught on camera. on first
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glance it appears this man is throwing a piece of paper on the floor... then -- a slowed down version of the video shows that with the flick of a wrist -- he tucks it into his shirt instead... the ceo of catalyst real estate professionals -- constance carter says that document he stole belongs to the woman. the paper could have been a receipt, a check, or a check stub.
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will ever forget. nicholas thayer / friend of watts family: we feel stupid. nicholas and amanda thayer say they let chris watts stay with them the night his wife and daughters were reported missing.that was before police in frederick, colorado arrested watts on three counts of first degree murder and three counts of tampering with a human body.amanda thayer / friend of watts family: we loved shanann and those girls so much.police found the body of chris watts' wife shanann thursday on the property of a petroleum and gas company where watts previously worked. hours later, they found two bodies nearby believed to be four-year-old bella and three-year-old celeste.just a couple of a months ago, shanann had posted a facebook video of the moment she told her husband she was pregnant with their third child.chris watts / june 2018: guess when you want to, it happens.before his arrest, watts had pleaded for their return.chris watts / tuesday: if somebody has her, and they're not safe, like, i want them back now. i had every light in the house on. i was hoping i would just get ran over by the kids running in the door, just barrel rushing me.he acknowledged he and his wife had an "emotional conversation" the night before.
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a judge has sealed the arrest affidavit and prosecutors would only say they believe shanann and the girls were killed inside the house, according to denver station k-m-g-h.they have until monday to formally charge watts.the thayers say they are horrified at the situation.voice of nicholas thayer / friend of watts family: i look at my little girl and i just don't know how anybody could do that. there's no reason.i'm natasha chen reporting. (ken)(ken) a teen accused of pushing a friend off a bridge over a river in washington state is now charged. video of the incident has gone viral. 16-year-old jordan holgerson broke six ribs, punctured a lung and had air bubbles in her chest. all after falling 50 feet into water. authorities say 18-year-old taylor smith admitted she pushed her off the bridge but alleges she was just trying to help her overcome her fear. the clark county sheriff's office determined she created a substantial risk of death and caused serious physical injury-- and has charged
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her with one count of reckless endangerment. (grant) new tonight at nine... calls for resignations of church leadership... are mounting as more survivors of alleged sexual abuse by pennsylvania priests come forward. the state attorney says a hotline setup in the wake of a scathing grand jury report is áálighting up with calls. and as any rose explains the report says more than 300 priests have been credibly accused of sexually abusing more than one-thousand children. a growing demand...tim bendig/says he was abused by a priest: "for the good of the church"...in the wake of this week's grand jury report...tim bendig/says he was abused by a priest: "for the good of the survivors"from those seeking justicetim bendig/says he was abused by a priest: "i think it's important for change to come."change cannot come soon enough for survivors as hotlines set up this week uncover even more horror storiesmonsignor edward lohse/vicar general: you can just hear the relief and the
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letting go of the burden that they have carried by themselves far too long. so, we encourage them to come forward and let other people help them carry that burden many survivors saying they just want their stories to be heard...daniel bauer/says he was abused by a priest: "every parish in this diocese should have victims that dare to come forward, stand up there when they're having a mass and instead of having a homily, let these victims tell their story."the vatican is promising to hear those stories greg burke/ vatican spokesperson: "the holy father understands how much these crimes can shake the faith and the spirit of the people in the pews. pope also wants victims to know that he is on their side."and the president of the u-s conference of bishops is establishing new goals to avoid repeating the "sins" revealed in the report... including creating channels for reporting complaintsbut the pope himself, so far, has been silent. (lawrence bay area weather)
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new at nine... so often people think when stanley roberts interviews people its for the sole purpose of person caught behaving badly...(ken) tonight we look at how he actually talks to people and how they respond to him... .. you didn't see that stop sign huh? you know you cross through so many of them on the way it's hard to know, hards to know i probably did go through it, it's hard to recall what are the rules for stop signs well, you're suppose to stop. when producing these segments, i actually like trying to get the drivers side of the story, some are happy to talk to me like this guy driver who sat an intersection for quite a bit before making anllegal left hand turn at an
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intersection which recently had a fatal collision ((you didn't see it, you sat there for like)) three minutes ((laughter)) crazy/ i'm going to be on the news ((yea)) what channel ((people behaving badly channel 4)) because you sat there like forever and i'm thinking at some point you're going to see it .no i didn't and my gps said turn left yes gps doesn't see signs then he told me this ((second one in one month)) you got a ticket already, for what stop sign, ((where)) san mateo you're not going good this month two fifty and and this one another two fifty well if it makes him feel any better.. each ticket is 238 each.. oh and a point for each violation now not everyone is tickled pink to talk to me and i get it, what want to talk on camera right after being pulled over this driver piggybacked off another driver on truesdale in burlingame, and if you look carefully you will notice he already has hid blinker on you know that if the person in front of you
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stops you have to stop too now i usually walk up rolling so i get a honest response ((good morning, channel 4 how are you doing today)) you know schools back in session right so you know why there are out here)) ah yea i notice you had your'e blinker on to pull over before)) i saw you guys up there! well that that went well but wait for it i didn't consent to having any video tape, i don't actually need your consent . there there are the people who say no but keep talking to you like like this driver who rolled the stops sign what happened back there, i really don't want to do all this(( you don't want to talk to me yea what's this for im with channel 4 and ey're doing a crackdown because schools starting, and one of the problems are people running stop signs and you ran the stop sign back there yea what happened yea i don't want to do this you late for work i don't want to do this now for the record, if you happened to notice over the years if a person is driving a company vehicle is pulled over i typically won't interview the driver why, well it's simple, many companies forbid their employees from taking to the media, i'm really not here to
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get you fired, i here to educate ambiance that being said if you are driving a company vehicle covered in logo 's don't behaving badly behind the wheel, you never know who might have a camera in burlingame stanley roberts kron 4 news just when you thought you were done painting...
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store last month for cleaning when it became aware of reported illnesses. that store reopened the next day... as health officials waited for test results to come back. chipotle's c-e-o says retraining will start next week. (grant) millions of animals are in shelters across the country... and millions of families will adopt those pets looking for new homes. leigh spann reports on some ways to incorporate that new furry friend into your life. carol tracht-kader sits next to her rescued border collie, boo. they give each other a quick, loving look before our interview. it's obvious they have a close bond."they're expecting love from you, but they're giving you love unconditionally too," said tracht-kader.when boo entered the tracht-kader household, there were already two dogs, so it took some adjustments to find the right schedule."they wake me up at 6 o'clock every morning, right on the money, and they get fed," she explains. she also recommends doing research when adding a new animal into your home like reading books or even visiting a puppy class.hundreds of families will bring home new pets during the clear the
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shelters event saturday, aug. 18. shelters across tampa bay and the country will be offering free or reduced fees for adoptions."in my experience, dogs that have been rescued understand on some level that they've been rescued, and many times show tremendous gratitude," said angelica steinker, a dog behavior consultant with courteous canines.when considering adding a pet to the family you must first decide how you want to integrate that animal into your life. do you want a lap dog or one that will go on long runs with you? do you want an exotic pet or a house cat? important information like that can help you and the shelter find the right fit. like with tracht-kader, when you bring that new animal home, you may need to make some adjustments in your life to make the pet part of the family. (grant) that was leigh spann reporting. according to the s-p-c-a... there are about 6-point-5 million pets in shelters... and only 3-point-2 million
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are adopted every year. lawrence karnow: it was a bright and sunny day for most of the bay area. highs soared inland with mid 90s but cool 60s with patchy fog at the coast. it will be a beautiful evening with a light breeze and mild to warm temperatures. it much quieter on the doppler radar with only a few showers over the sierra. on the satellite you can see how high pressure is building over the west coast. it will be another hot weekend inland with highs soaring near 100 degrees inland. it will be warm around the bay in the 70s and the 80s and 60s with patchy fog and sun at the coast. temperatures will begin to cool on sunday and be much cooler by monday. temperatures will be near normal for most of next week. (ken) tears and hugs three decades in the making... it is the moment a (ken) tears and hugs
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three decades in the making... it is the moment a father and daughter meet for the first time ... (grant) and its all thanks to curiosity - and technology. reporter ali wolf has the story.. (ali ll intro)"it was an incredible moment here at sac international airport this afternoon as a man met the 32 year old daughter he never knew he had until a couple months ago"(pkg)(nats)"ugh i'm exhilarated im flying high" james long is about to have an encounter that will change his life.(nats)"little anxiety going"for the better...(james long - found daughter through dna)"she's flying in today and it'll be the first time i've ever seen my daughter"for the first time.he'll meet the daughter he never knew existed. (james long - found daughter through dna)"32 years passed and my brother calls and says hey your daughter wants you to call her she's been looking
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for you for years and years"as he's telling us the story --- (nats)"shes been really excited about seeing everybody hi dear.. hello!"'.......she arrives...(nats)"i just dug deep got her a ticket said youre getting up here áhugs and crying)....the tears.the joy..oh my god. ya got me crying anyway... yeah..."the instant connection...."im an emotional basket case"made possible because of samantha's curiosity....(samantha wells - found father through dna)"i had a dna test done through ancestry and when i got the results i went online and there was a steve long that i matched with and i wrote him a message"(james long - found daughter through dna)"my half brother steve long called me and said hey im on ancestry dot com and i have my dna out there and theres a samantha wells thats an almost perfect match to my dna"long says samantha's mother is his ex-girlfriend.the two dated briefly in the 80'sand lost touch.he never knew she got pregnant...but once he found out..a few months ago...(james long - found daughter through dna)"i called her and it was so emotional"(samantha wells - found father through dna)"he's like is this samantha? im like yeah. he's like this is your dad! im like oh my god!!" now..the family tree grows. (long)"i have five new grandchildren"thanks to dna technology."dna doesnt lie"now these two will to catch up on the past.."just sharing our lives that we missed out on
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together"and create their new future..."holy smokes this is fabulous"""wow.. this is fabulous"in sac aw (grant) we'll be right back
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(grant) dates have been announced for aretha franklin's funeral.(ken) the queen of soul died thursday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. her body will lie in repose for public viewings on august 28- th and 29-th at the charles h. wright museum of african american history in detroit. funeral services will follow at 10 a-m friday, august 31-st at detroit's greater grace temple. it will be for family and close friends. organizers are also working on a musical tribute to franklin featuring major recording artists. (grant) prince fans can celebrate like it's 19-99... a huge part of the late
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singer's musical catalog is now available on streaming services. prince's estate reached a deal with sony records in june. sony secured distribution rights to 35 of prince's albums...which includes more than 300 songs. 23 of those albums are now available on streaming services like spotify and apple music. more releases will come in the future. (grant) that wraps up kron 4 news that wraps up kron 4 news at nine...(ken) 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 grant and vicki.... next at ten... we are tracking breaking news in the east bay. that is where crews are mopping up after a large vegatation fire came dangerously close to homes in martinezyou can see the intense flames.thankfully, firefighters managed to contain the blaze... which spread to 30- acres.we'll have a live report... coming up. plus... a disturbing story out of the south bay.a man now faces murder charges after his wife dies, one week after
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police say he brutally beat her.we're live in san jose with that story.(pam) the weekend is here... and it is going to be a hot one for parts of the bay area.our chief meteorologist lawrence karnow has your exclusive ten at ten forecast.(ken) don't go away...hour three of kron 4 news in primetime starts right after the break. break. (pam) breaking
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news now at ten: a 3 -alarm fire in martinez under investigation. good evening im pam moore. (ken) and im ken wayne. officials tell kron 4 that homes are no longer threatened thanks to the quick action of contra costa fire crews. kron 4's gayle ong is live in martinez with the lastest on this breaking news situation.. gayle is highway 4 still closed? highway 4 is back open but moving very slow.they're operating on one lane at the moment.the fire is under control..but just about two hours ago a different story
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take a look.. it broke out just before 8 tonightyou can see the aggressive flames consuming the hillside of the freeway.. firefighters say the biggest challenge was the fact it started on the freeway,but they managed to bring a lot of units here - water tankers, helicopters dropping water..to keep the fire from growing past 30 acressome structures were threatened at one point tonight - the weather was in their favor as the lack of winds helped put out the flames.contra costa fire marshall says a car started this whole ordeal.. also firefighters are reminding the public to maintain your vehciles -- every bit helps..as we know it doesn't take much to start a wildfire..meantime, highway 4 is back open but only one lane working,so be aware if you are heading that way..the fire is 50 percent no injurieslive in martin

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