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(robin) good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron 4 morning news. i'm robin winston. in just a matter of hours the senate judiciary committee is expected to vote on judge brett kavanaugh's nomination to the supreme court. this comes after a day of intense hearings on sexual assault alligations against the judge. omar jimenez is live in washington d-c with the latest. . ( omar )a key vote in appointing the nation's next supreme court justice is set to move forward.following an emotional hearing thursday... the senate judiciary committee
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will decide whether or not to bring brett kavanaugh's supreme court nomination to the senate floor.( omar )a key vote in appointing the nation's next supreme court justice is set to move forward. following an emotional hearing thursday... the senate judiciary committee will decide whether or not to bring brett kavanaugh's supreme court nomination to the senate floor.a historic hearing on capitol hill --it began with christine blasey ford relaying her accusation that she was physically and sexually assaulted by supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh in the 1980s...christine blasey ford, kavanaugh accuser: "i was pushed onto the bed and brett got on top of me."and ended
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with kavanaugh proclaiming his innocence ...brett kavanaugh, supreme court nominee: "this whole two week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit."republican senator lindsay graham erupted during the hearing, calling proceedings a "sham," and a "charade" -- and reading an endorsement letter áaboutá kavanaugh from the american bar association.sen. lindsay graham, -r- south carolina: "his integrity is absolutely unquestioned..."but the american bar association is now áalsoá calling for an fbi investigation--the legal group jumped into the political fray following the hearing thursday.... issuing a strongly-worded letter to the judiciary committee.a group of senators remains undecided on their votes -- notably, arizona's jeff flake, maine's susan collins, joe manchin, and alaska's lisa murkowski.if they vote along party lines, a procedural vote is tentatively scheduled on the senate floor saturday... with a final confirmation vote intended for tuesday. ( robin )( robin )( robin ) thanks omar. we will check back with you through
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out the morning. ( robin ) at u-c berkeley... a groupcalled "by any means necessary" held a rally and march in support of christine blasey ford. this is the second rally that group has held supporting the doctor since she first spoke out against judge kavanaugh. that crowd took to the streets of berkeley ... shouting their support for ford. the rally became a little contentious between some members from the berkeley college republicans... who are backing kavanaugh... and ford supporters who say kavanaugh should not become a member of the supreme court. kavanaugh's supporters say there is no evidence to support ford's claim. big changes in the works for friday and the upcoming weekend. temperatures inland have taken a tumble,
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today only peaking in the 70's and low 80's as compared to yesterday's 80's and 90's. along the coast expect temperatures to remain in the 50's and 60's with cloudy conditions to start the morning followed by partly cloudy skies for the afternoon.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101.
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( robin ) new this morning... bart new this ( robin ) ( robin ) new this morning... bart is taking new steps to improve rider safety.
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the bart board voted last night to hire 10 additional fare inspectors and to expand the teams to work nights and weekends. bart says that more fare inspectors means an increased police presence on the trains and platforms. the board says they will also help deter fare evasion. bart police say they will work to hire these new inspectors and deploy them sometime during the first part of 2019. ( robin ) another big story we are following this morning... more than a dozen people sickened in a pepper spray attack in the north bay... and police are still looking for the person responsible. it happened around 4:30 at a walgreens store on springs road in vallejo... 2 store employees were taken to the hospital. more than a dozen other people were treated at the scene. dominic johnson was waiting out front with friends and when he started to feel sick.
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friend mikey here he coughed at the same time, it was a simultaneous act. and then people ran outside and they were coughing too. we had the workers inside of walgreens walking out with masks on their face>( robin ) employees said... a car drove up... a person walked inside and pepper-sprayed a woman who works at the store. a second employee was also hit with the spray while trying to help her. ( robin ) a former east bay science teacher will spend 25-years to life in prison... michael bartel pleaded guilty to four- counts of child molestation. he was a teacher at walnut creek intermediate school .... the martinez police department got a tip from a witness - saying bartel was talking about his crimes in an online forum. he was eventually caught when meeting with an undercover officer who áhe thought was a young teenager.... police say his crimes did not involve students at the school. ( robin ) in the south bay... a 90 year old man is behind bars accused of killing his 67 year old
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stepdaughter. san jose police responded to a welfare check at a home on terra noble way. that's where they found the body of karen navarra... investigators say anthony aiello murdered her. aiello was booked into the santa clara county jail. ( robin ) a lawsuit has been filed against st. matthew's episcopal day school in san mateo .... that's where a former teacher... anthony satriano... was found guilty in february of molesting young female students at the school. kron 4's gabe slate has the latest on the lawsuit. 33 year old, south san francisco resident, anthony satriano taught at st. matthew episcopal day school in san mateo for 3 years.he was arrested on april 21st 2017 by the san mateo police department for molesting young female students on campus, after hours, during extended care time. once the school found out about the arrest, they immediately fired satriano and banned him from the campus. in february, satriano was found guilty and sentenced to 6 years in prison. prosecutors said
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anthony satriano took pictures and video of girls, aged 4 to 6 years old in sexually suggestive poses.there were five victims named in the case against him but prosecutors say he may have targeted as many as 20 kids.he was found guilty and sentenced to 6 years in prison. in the civil lawsuit filed today in san mateo, the plaintiff is anonymous, named as jane doe number 25, a minor, and her mother mary doe. the lawsuit seeks damages for past and future medical, and psychotherapy, expenses.and damages for physical and mental pain and emotional distress. i approached parents today picking up their kids from st. matthews for some reaction to the news of the civil lawsuit and no one wanted to talk on camera. one parent, michael buckley, told me that he was happy with the swift action the school took when they found out about what satriano did and he feels kids are safe here now with the security measures in place. the head of school, for st. matthews, julie galles, sent me a statement saying they are sorry for the pain anthony satriano's actions caused and it is their top priority to provide a safe, caring community in which their students can thrive. you can see the complete statement from the school and the civil complaint that was filed in court today, on our website kron 4 dot com. in san mateo gabe slate kron 4 news.
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( robin ) another big story this morning... it could be another week before roads reopen around the new transbay transit center. repair crews at the transit center spent the day yesterday getting ready to shore up the area where two cracked support beams were discovered this week. they were taking out ceiling panels to prepare for the repairs of the cracked beams... they'll add tall pieces of steel to the center of fremont street to support the weight of the bus deck...and the roof-top park above. crews hope to finish up by the end of next week... and re-open roads in the area... ( robin ) happening today... one east bay school is participating in an event called the "million father march". it''s a day for dads to make a commitment to their kids and families by taking their children to school. the event is happening at the martin luther king jr.... junior high school in pittsburg. after dads drop off their children there will be a march around the
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school and a breakfast for the people who participated. this is an event held across the country through out the school year. (robin) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... p-g-and- e is now taking new steps to help prevent future wildfires. (robin) plus... people on treasure island are getting their first chance to weigh in on a possible átoll for people coming to the island. (robin) and after the break... investigators now trying to link more cold case murders to the golden state killer. (robin) and here's a live look outside...at the san mateo bridge.
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(áábreakáá) (ácommercialá) (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) big changes in the works for friday and the upcoming weekend. temperatures inland have taken a tumble, today only peaking in the 70's and low 80's as compared to yesterday's 80's and 90's. along the coast expect temperatures to remain in the 50's and 60's with cloudy
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conditions to start the morning followed by partly cloudy skies for the afternoon. no major hot spots. bay no major hot no major hot spots. bay bridge
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101.
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( robin ) new this morning... investigators in southern california think there could be more victims of the suspected "golden state killer." they say other cold cases in the state have striking similarities to the crimes authorities say joseph deangelo committed in the 70s and 80s. a group of u-c irvine law students and the group "innocents rights" of orange county believe deangelo could be connected to the unsolved murder of patricia neufeld... who lived just blocks from dangelo's brother. neufeld was murdered just two days before thanksgiving back in 1978. ( robin ) another
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case... the killing joan anderson... could also be linked to the golden state killer. the same group of lawyers brought this to the attention of the orange county district attorney... which is now investigating. ( robin ) people across teh bay area are getting a chance to weigh in on a plan to charge a fee to get on and off treasure island. the toll would be on top of the toll you already have to pay to get on the bay bridge. the toll is set to go into effect in the year 2021. the money would be used to build new homes and a new transit service on the island. the county transportation authority held a meeting yesterday where residents called the plan a bad idea. if the plan is passed... drivers would have to pay a total of seven dollars - to get on and off of the island during peak hours.
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for me to do.">( robin ) a few more public meetings will be held to discuss the ramifications of the proposed toll plan. voting will be in a few months. ( robin ) p-g-and-e is cutting back trees in an effort to reduce the risk of fire. the power company has hired hundreds of tree-cutters to trim or remove trees along thousands of miles of pg-and-e power lines. there are now nine base camps in northern california mountians where fire danger is high. they are hoping to take a proactive approach before a disaster response is needed. (robin) still ahead on the kron four morning news... the headless body found in a san francisco home has been identified... but investigators still have more questions than answers. (robin) and here's a live look outside... at the golden gate bridge. the hollywood the gate bridge. the
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hollywood minute is coming up after the break. (ácommercialá) (áábreakáá)
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big changes in the works for friday and the upcoming weekend. temperatures inland have taken a tumble, today only peaking in the 70's and low 80's as compared to yesterday's 80's and 90's. along the coast expect temperatures to remain in the 50's and 60's with cloudy conditions to start the morning followed by partly cloudy skies for the afternoon. (robin) i'm tracking your entertainment headlines today... lady gaga opens up about her role in an upcomig movie. david
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daniel has that story and more in the hollywood minute. (nat-singing)"dyeing" to shed a role! lady gaga tells talk show host ellen degeneres, she was so determined to leave the emotion of her character in "a star is born," she dyed her hair blonde the very night she finished filming. turns out the character was more than skin- or hair-deep: lady says "to be honest, she's still in here." she's in theaters october fifth.(singing) "god keep my head above water -- don't let me drown."avril lavigne (la-veen) marked her 34th birthday with a present for her fans: her first new music in five years. "head above water" is about her struggle with lyme disease, which kept her from performing for years. the video ends with the link to her foundation, which features information on preventing and treating the life-threatening infectious disease."you didn't come here looking for answers. you came here looking for permission." "jean." (nat)here's your first look at "dark phoenix," the latest film featuring the "x-men: first class" cast. sophie turner from "game of thrones" plays "jean grey," whose increasingly strong and uncontrolled powers begin
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turning her into "dark phoenix." the action-adventure hits theaters next february. in hollywood, i'm david daniel. ( robin ) ( robin ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... more arrests after astring of thefts from apple stores across california.. and now new information shows the crime ring was a lot bigger than originally thought. (robin) and here's a live look outside... at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll be back with more of your kron 4 morning news after the break. (robin) welcome back.
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checking in on your morning forecast.
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big changes in the works for friday and the upcoming weekend. temperatures inland have taken a tumble, today only peaking in the 70's and low 80's as compared to yesterday's 80's and 90's. along the coast expect temperatures to remain in the 50's and 60's with cloudy conditions to start the morning followed by partly cloudy skies for the afternoon. big changes in the works for
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friday and the upcoming weekend. temperatures inland have taken a tumble, today only peaking in the 70's and low 80's as compared to yesterday's 80's and 90's. along the coast expect temperatures to remain in the 50's and 60's with cloudy conditions to start the morning followed by partly cloudy skies for the afternoon. no major hot spots. bay bridge
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101.
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a big story we are following this morning... san francisco police are investigating the exact cause of 65-year-old brian egg's death. that's the man whose headless torso was found in a fish tank in august. kron 4's maureen kelly has the latest. it's no surprise to any of us, we had a visual we did lotta things to celebrate his life. but his head hands are still missing so we have to keep asking where that isa long time neighbor and friend of the man now identified as brian egg....says he is still shaken by the gruesome discovery. he had reported the 65 year old victim missing back in june...police visiting
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the clara street home three times in late july and early august, but going away when no one answered the door.but then neighbors spotted a private crime scene clean up company at the home....then police came back and discovered a headless torso in a fish tank inside the home and ended up arresting two people robert mcafrey and lance silva. these court records allege that silva had used egg's credit card to hire the cleaning crew...and purchase a 2007 bmw. both were arrested on suspicion of homicide and indentity theft but but they have not been charged....due to a lack of evidence. while the medical examiner can finally say for sure that body is brian egg...the cause of his death is still unknown and has yet to be officially ruled a homicide. silva is still being held in jail on a probation violation....mcafrey was released. egg's friend and neighbor says he feels like he's in limbo.this person who's in jail now i don't know when he'll eventually be
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charged with but i'm really concerned that are out there roaming the streets that are out involved in this they haven't been arrested maybe they question some people i don't knowhe says the victim in this case deserves justice. maureen kelly kron4 news. ( robin ) happening today... the man convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in a drunk driving crash in livermore will be sentenced. prosecutors say brian jones lost control of his car when he crashed into an apartment complex back in 2015. the crash killed esperanza morales and her 14 month old daughter ulidia. two other children were also hurt. jones' blood alcohol was at almost twice the legal limit at the time of the accident. ( robin )seven people are now behind bars this morning... after a string of apple store thefts. investigators believe they may be responsible for others in á19 different counties. police arrested those theives tuesday night at a home in oakland. they are calling this a crime ring... and say those people
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stole from at least 50 stores. this is video from one of the thefts that happened in santa rosa. those theives who are in custody were booked into the alameda county jail... expect for one person who was busted in sonoma county following a theft. ( robin ) the attorney genereal says there are 9 outstanding warrants out for other people... and that they are working on bringing those people in to hold them responsible. ( robin ) in the south bay... the people living in the 'hope village' encampment in san jose have a new home. residents of the homeless emcampment .... have started moving into the new location with the help of volunteers. the city of san jose has agreed to lease land for a dollar a
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month... for the next six months to the homeless encampment. the new site is across from the old one. hope village is run by homeless advocates... with the goal of making this encampment a model for future homeless housing projects. ( robin ) happening now: a warning for parents... after a man tried to lure a young teenager into his car. this happened in petaluma in the area of ely boulevard south and casa grande road near casa grande high school. a man driving a black s-u-v with tinted windows... pulled-up next to a 13-year old boy and tried to get him into his vehicle. police say the driver threatened the teen if he didn't get in the car. the teen ran away. police do not have a detailed description of the driver this morning. ( robin ) coming up on the kron 4 monring news... one south bay city is stepping up efforts to help get guns off the streets. (robin) and after the break ... a brand new trail is being opened by california state parks... near lake tahoe. and it's the first of its
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kind... (robin) and here's a live look outside... at the embarcadero.
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( robin ) california state parks are set to open a brand new trail near south lake tahoe and as kron4's ashley zavala explains...it takes you under water. ((az))state parks is launching its first ever underwater trail here at emerald bay...theyre hoping it will show the state has more to offer beyond lands end. ((nats))(ken-diver state parks) it's uniquely situated and for us it's a real privilege to the the first of its kind" the state's first underwater trail features four dive sites... the final resting places for recreational boats, launches and barges.experts say the lake's cold water helped preserve the ships... some up to 100 years.(denise jaffke- archaelogist "individually
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they're interesting but as a collection they represent tahoe's recreational past, and it's also the largest collection of small recreational boats, in place to exist in the world" (nats) divers say at some of the sites, you don't need scuba gear..."it's fairly shallow water so you can put on a mask and snorkel or even look out the side of your boat to see these beautiful barged." the sites have to be accessed by boat which state parks will have spread throughout the bay.state parks officials hope for the future...this won't be the state's only underwater trail "we have cultural resources underwater. the fact that we just don't look. i hope this revives that interest and we build moment from this and start establishing other sites." ((az)) friday state parks will be hosting an underwater facebook live tour of the sited. the trail officially opens to the public monday. tag ( robin ) coming up on the kron 4
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morning news... one of the bay area's favorite events - fleet week - is just days away... a preview of the security plans being put in place.. (robin) live look outside... at the san francisco international airport.
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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. (robin) welcome back. (robin) checking in
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big changes in the works for friday and the upcoming weekend. temperatures inland have taken a tumble, today only peaking in the 70's and low 80's as compared to yesterday's 80's and 90's. along the coast expect temperatures to remain in the 50's and 60's with cloudy conditions to start the morning followed by partly
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cloudy skies for the afternoon.
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( robin )happening tomorrow.... sunnyvale will hold its first ever águn buy- back event. the buy-back starts at 8 a-m at the sunnyvale presbyterian church.... and last until noon. anyone who turns in a gun will not be asked any questions... and will receive
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between 100 to 400 dollars for each gun. there's no limit on how many you can turn in. all guns must be unloaded... and stored in the trunk of the car áif you plan on participating. the event is first-come, first-served. ( robin ) fleet week kicks off next week... and as usual... kron4 is your official fleet week station. with massive crowds... comes the need to keep people safe. kron4's haaziq madyun shows us how first responders in san francisco are preparing for the big event. (pkg)2018 fleetweek event is just about ready to take off. here at san francisco's department of emergency management first responders announce a coordinated joint public safety effort to keep people safe during the week long eventsotsot
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the skills we need">sotthose driving into the city allow extra time to reach your destinations and when you get there san francisco police chief william scott says park smartsotif you're planning on enjoying the airshow while you are out on the baysotthe best way to stay informed in the event of an emergencysot "sign up for alert sf during fleetweek. all you have to do is text the word fleetweeksf, all one word to 888-777 hit send and you phone will be connected to alert sf">in san
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francisco haaziq madyun kron4news (robin) coming up at 5:00 on the kron four morning news... bart is studying a new extension plan and it could help ease traffic congestion in the east bay. (robin) time now for a live look outside at the richmond bridge. comedy leads
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the way at theaters this weekend, as a pair of laughers
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fight for the box office crown. david daniel looks at the weekend's big new releases. "if you're not gonna do the work, drop the class.""no, i'm gonna do the work! you'll see!" "we'll see."kevin hart squares off with tiffany haddish in "night school," which analysts expect to debut number-one with 30-million dollars or more. that would be the best opening for a comedy since last summer's "girls trip," which also starred haddish, and had the same director and producer as "night school." "small foot. oh my gosh! it's a smallfoot!""where did it go?" "reach into your memory!" "smallfoot" is expected to give "night school" a challenge. channing tatum, james corden, and zendaya lead the voice cast of the animated comic adventure, which box office watchers figure will debut with around 25-million dollars."some people are just evil.""they walk amongst you!" "oooh!""shut up.""hell fest" hopes to scare up a decent debut. the horror thriller is looking at an opening weekend of five-to-seven million
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dollars or more, which would exceed the film's production budget."why do you even want to get married?""because i love him.""you're growing up. you have to deal with that." finally, there's "little women," the seventh big-screen take on the iconic louisa may alcott novel. lea thompson stars in the family film, which is projected to debut with two-to-four million dollars in moderate release. in hollywood, i'm david daniel. ( robin ) coming up in the next hour of the kron 4 morning news... in less than two hours... the senate judiciary committee will vote on whether to move forward with judge brett kavanaugh's supreme court nomination. we are live in washington with the latest. ( robin ) and traffic is expected t be a nightmare again today in san francisco. and now we are learning more about how long it could take to repair the cracked beams at the new transit center. ( robin ) and a bay area school now being sued after a teacher is convicted of molesting students.
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showdown on capitol hill continues in just a few hours. ( darya ) we are an hour and a half away from the senate judiciary committee's vote on judge kavanaugh's nomination to the supreme court. and breaking overnight the american bar association is calling for a delay until the fbi can investiagte the sexual assault allegations against kavanaugh. this comes following emotional ( james ) new this morning....the showdown on capitol hill continues in just a few hours.( darya ) we are an hour and a half away from the senate judiciary committee's vote on judge kavanaugh's nomination to the supreme court. and breaking overnight the american bar association is calling for a delay until the
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fbi can investiagte the sexual assault allegations against kavanaugh. this comes following emotional testimony from doctor christine blasey ford who alleges innapropriate sexual behavior by kavanaugh while they were in high school. ( james ) omar jimenz is live in washington, d.c. with the latest this morning. omar.
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thanks. thanks. ( james ) coming up at
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6:30 this morning ... the senate judiciary committtee is scheduled to vote on whether to favorably recommend brett kavanaugh's nomination to e supreme court. we will be taking that live in the next hour. you can also watch it live on kron4.com ( darya ) at u-c berkeley... a groupcalled "by any means necessary" held a rally and march in support of christine blasey ford. this is the second rally that group has held supporting the doctor since she first spoke out against judge kavanaugh. that crowd took to the streets of berkeley ... shouting their support for ford. the rally became a little contentious between some members from the berkeley college republicans... who are backing kavanaugh... and ford supporters who say kavanaugh should not become a member of the supreme court. kavanaugh's supporters say there is no evidence to support ford's claim. ( james )( darya ) lets get a check of weather this morning.. john standing by.
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big changes in the works for friday and the upcoming weekend. temperatures inland have taken a tumble, today only peaking in the 70's and low 80's as compared to yesterday's 80's and 90's. along the coast expect temperatures to remain in the 50's and 60's with cloudy conditions to start the morning followed by partly cloudy skies for the afternoon. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf.
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( darya ) new this morning. bart officials voted last night to add 10 new inspectors.. to catch people not paying their fares. ( james ) kron 4's lydia pantazes is live in orinda with the latest.. lydia? soon you'll be seeing more fare inspectors on bart.those are the people that check your ticket to make sure you paid to ride bart.the bart board of directors voted 7-2 to hire 10 additional fare inspectors and expand the teams to nights and weekends. a bart spokesmen says fare inspectors increase police presence on-board trains and platforms, deter fare evasion, encourage compliance over time, and help send a message of customer equity.bart currently has six
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fare inspectors who work during the day on weekdays.in january, bart police started enforcing a neproof of payment ordinance allowing fare inspectors to check for valid fare inside the bart system. since march, 3,813 citations have been issued.the new officers will start working in the beginning of 2019.fare citations are civil with a fine of $55 for juveniles and $75 for adults. community service is an option. lydia pantazes kron4 news. ( darya ) thanks lydia. ( james ) a big story we continue to follow this week.. the traffic headache caused by the clousre of the transbay transit center in san francisco. ( darya ) kron 4's will tran joins us live now with the details. will? another big story this morning... it could be another week before roads reopen
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around the new transbay transit center. repair crews at the transit center spent the day yesterday getting ready to shore up the area where two cracked support beams were discovered this week. they were taking out ceiling panels to prepare for the repairs of the cracked beams... they'll add tall pieces of steel to the center of fremont street to support the weight of the bus deck...and the roof-top park above. crews hope to finish up by the end of next week... and re-open roads in the area...
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( james ) thanks will. ( james ) breaking overnight... two earthquakes ratting indonesia. a 6-point-1 and a 7-point-5 earthquake rocked the pacific island.. officials say dozens of homes have toppled over and one person has died. there was a tsunami warning issued
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for about an hour but it has been lifted. the quakes have been followed by several strong aftershocks. ( darya ) another big story we are following this morning... more than a dozen people sickened in a pepper spray attack in the north bay... and police are still looking for the person responsible. it happened at a walgreens store on springs road in vallejo... 2 store employees were taken to the hospital. more than a dozen other people were treated at the scene. dominic johnson was waiting out front with friends and when he started to feelick. ( darya ) employees said... a car drove up... a person walked inside and pepper-sprayed a woman who works at the store. a second employee was also hit with the spray while trying to help her. ( james ) a former east bay science teacher will spend
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25-years to life in prison... michael bartel pleaded guilty to four- counts of child molestation. he was a teacher at walnut creek intermediate school .... the martinez police department got a tip from a witness - saying bartel was talking about his crimes in an online forum. he was eventually caught when meeting with an undercover officer who he thought was a young teenager.... police say his crimes did not involve students at the school. ( james ) in the south bay... a 90 year old man is behind bars accused of killing his 67 year old stepdaughter. san jose police responded to a welfare check at a home on terra noble way. that's where they found the body of karen navarra... investigators say anthony aiello murdered her. aiello was booked into the santa clara county jail. ( darya ) a civil lawsuit has been filed against saint matthew's episcopal day school in san mateo. this school is where former teacher anthony satriano was found guilty earlier this year of molesting young female students on campus.
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satriano was arrested in april of 20-17.. once the school found out about the arrest they fired satriano and banned him from campus. the lawsuit seeks damages for past and future medical and psychotherapy expenses. in february satriano was sentenced to six years in prison. ( darya ) happening today... one east bay school is participating in an event called the "million father march". it''s a day for dads to make a commitment to their kids and families by taking their children to school. the event is happening at the martin luther king jr.... junior high school in pittsburg. after dads drop off their children there will be a march around the school and a breakfast for the people who participated. this is an event held country the school year. ( james ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... investigators now trying to link more cold case murders to the golden state killer. ( james ) plus... people on treasure island are getting their first chance to weigh in on a possible toll for people coming to the island. ( james ) and after the break... local leaders are trying to get a train service
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from the bay to tracy. we hear from those behind the push. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. checking the bay bridge commute on wb 80. your drive time is less than 30 min from the maze to fremont street you could save energy
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friday and the upcoming weekend. temperatures inland have taken a tumble, today only peaking in the 70's and low 80's as compared to yesterday's 80's and 90's. along the coast expect temperatures to remain in the 50's and 60's with cloudy conditions to start the
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morning followed by partly cloudy skies for the afternoon.
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no major hot spots.san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. fremont street closed hoard to mission. expect delays on all surrounding street. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf.
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( darya ) new this morning... investigators in southern california think there could be more victims of the suspected "golden state killer." they say other cold cases in the state have striking similarities to the crimes authorities say joseph deangelo committed in the 70s and 80s. a group of u-c irvine law students and the group "innocents rights" of orange county believe deangelo could be connected to the unsolved murder of patricia neufeld... who lived just blocks from dangelo's brother. neufeld was murdered just two days before thanksgiving
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back in 1978. ( darya ) another case... the killing of joan anderson... could also be linked to the golden state killer. the same group of lawyers brought this to the attention of the orange county district attorney... which is now investigating. ( james ) the metropolitan transportation commission has approved a plan to spend millions of dollars... to study the idea of creating a new rail link between the east bay and tracy. kron 4's charles clifford has the details. well, right now the dublin pleasanton bart station is the end of the line for riders who commute from the livermore and the central valley into the bay area. but relief could be on teh way.in the comming decades traffic along the already busy interstate 580
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through castro valley, dublin pleasaton and over the well, right now the dublin pleasanton bart station is the end of the line for riders who commute from the livermore and the central valley into the bay area. but relief could be on teh way.in the comming decades traffic along the already busy interstate 580 through castro valley, dublin pleasaton and over the altimont pass is expected to more than double.in order to releive that congestions, plans have been in the works for a long time to extend some form of rail service from the dublin pleasanton bart station into the san juaquin valley. natson wednesday, the bay area's metroplitan transportation commission approved just over 10 million dollars to conduct an environmental impact review and preliminary engineering study on just such a project. it's know as valley link and it would be a railway from dublin pleasanton bart, over the altimont pass extending to tracy and possibly beyond. there could be stops near livermore, mountain house, downtown tracy and possibly even futher east. sot i think it would be great. that's welcome new to bart riders like neil holmes. he travels from tracy to the bay area on a regular basis. he says fighting traffic from tracy to the bart station is brutal and that valley like is a good idea.sotthe highways are over filled. this is much more efficient. easy and faster to do that. i could ride bart
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all the way from tracy to san francisco.but opponents of the plan make several points. first, it's unclear who would pay for the eventual construction of the 1.8 billinon dollar valley link. critics also argue that extending bart to central califronia may not be the best way to relieve traffic congestion for bay area commuters.another argument against the valley link is that the ace train system already connects the bay area to san juaquin valley. perhaps it would be better to expand that system rather than build a new train route.in any case, it will be years possibly decades if ever before the valley link is up and running. in the mean time commuters like neil will just have to hope that relief will come. .eventually.sotif you go to europe, people commute long distances by train. why not here? we have to population density to support it.if all goes well, valley link could be up and running between 2023-2026 ,in dublin, charles clifford kron 4 news. ( james ) in just a few years... people driving to treasure island might have to pay a toll. this on top of the toll you already have to pay to get on the bay bridge. the money would be used to build new homes and a new transit service on the island. the county transportation
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authority held a meeting yesterday where residents called the plan a bad idea. if the plan is passed, drivers would have to pay a total of seven dollars - to get in and out of the island... during peak hours. ( james ) a few more public meetings will be held to discuss the ramifications of the proposed toll plan. voting will be in a few months. ( darya ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... pg-and-e is taking new steps to help prevent future fires. ( darya ) and after the break... a goodwill worker is shocked to find thousands of dollars in a donation box. (ácommercialá)
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friday and the upcoming weekend. temperatures inland have taken a tumble, today only peaking in the 70's and low 80's as compared ( james ) a goodwill worker in southern california got a surprise when he found 46-thousand dollars hidden in a donation box. jesse diaz
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says he came across a box with a pot in it with some tin foil. he said it was kind of weird and he considered tossing it... but curiousity got the better of him. that's when he found five envelopes full of cash. diaz and a coworker counted out all of the money. returning the money to the owner was a no brainer for diaz. ( james ) it wasn't very hard to track down the owner of the money. the woman's husand had just died and her daughter dropped off boxes at goodwill.. never knowing the money was stashed away. ( james ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... more arrests after a string of thefts from apple stores across california. and now new information shows the crime ring was a lot bigger than originally thought.
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( james )( darya ) welcome back to the kron four morning news... lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... big changes in the works for friday and the upcoming weekend. temperatures inland have taken a tumble, today only peaking in the 70's and low 80's as compared to
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yesterday's 80's and 90's. along the coast expect temperatures to remain in the 50's and 60's with cloudy conditions to start the morning followed by partly cloudy skies for the afternoon. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf.
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maze to sf. ( darya )(ááá2shotááá) breaking from overnight....a six hour swat standoff at a san jose gas station leaves employees on edge this morning. ( james ) kron4's sara stinson is live in san jose to explain how this finally came to an end. (sara) employees here at the valero gas station just put caution tape around the pumps - all they could tell me is they are temporarily closed as they are still dealing with the aftermath of the hours long standoff that ended just a couple hours ago.san jose police say the call came in around 9:30 last night from employees here at the valero on the 17 hundred block of meridan avenue.police say employees self evacuated and said a man was inside the gas station threatening them and
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causing a disturbance.when officers arrived on scene the man refused to get out of the gas station and he barricaded himself inside.s-j-p-d established a perimeter around the business as the suspected still refused to come out.swat and hostage negotiators responded to the scene...it wasn't until three this morning when the suspect finally surrendered.he was taken into custody...no one was hurt. police have not released the mans name or any other information.employees here were not able to tell me any information or how long they will remain closed.live in san jose, sara stinson, kron 4 news ( james ) thanks sara.
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( james ) a big story we continue to follow this week.. the traffic headache caused by the clousre of the transbay transit center in san francisco. ( darya ) kron 4's will tran joins us live now with the details. will? another big story this morning... it could be another week before roads reopen around the new transbay transit center. repair crews at the transit center spent the day yesterday getting ready to shore up the area where two cracked support beams were discovered this week. they were taking out ceiling panels to prepare for the repairs of the cracked beams... they'll add tall pieces of steel to the center of fremont street to support the weight of the bus deck...and the roof-top park
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above. crews hope to finish up by the end of next week... and re-open roads in the area...
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( james ) thanks will. ( darya )seven people are now behind bars this morning... after a string of apple store thefts. investigators believe they may be responsible for others in á19 different counties. police arrested those theives tuesday night at a home in oakland. they are calling this a crime ring... and say those people stole from at least 50 stores. this is video from one of the thefts that happened in santa rosa. those theives who are in custody were booked into the alameda county jail... expect for one person who was busted in sonoma county following a theft.
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one milion dollars, that effects you and me... 19 counties have been impacted by this ring... and this was a search warrant... it was apart of oakland p-d >( darya ) the attorney genereal says there are 9 outstanding warrants out for other people... and that they are working on bringing those people in to hold them ( darya ) happening today... the man convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in a drunk driving crash in livermore will be sentenced. prosecutors say brian jones lost control say brian jones lost control of his car when he crashed into an apartment complex back in 2015. the crash killed esperanza morales and her 14 month old daughter ulidia. two other children were also hurt. jones' blood alcohol was at almost twice the legal limit at the time of the accident. ( james ) in the south bay... the people living in the 'hope village' encampment in san jose have a new home. residents of the homeless emcampment .... have started moving into the new
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location with the help of volunteers. the city of san jose has agreed to lease land for a dollar a month... for the next six months to the homeless encampment. the new site is across from the old one. hope village is run by homeless advocates... with the goal of making this encampment a model for future homeless housing projects. ( james ) p-g-and-e is cutting back trees in an effort to reduce the risk of fire. the power company has hired hundreds of tree-cutters to trim or remove trees along thousands of miles of pg-and-e power lines. there are now nine base camps in northern california mountians where fire danger is high. they are hoping to take a proactive approach before a disaster response is needed. ( james ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... fleet week starts next week.. and we have a preview of the security plans being put in place. ( james ) plus... a man caught on cmaera in the east bay.. taking a halloween sign off a families front porch. ( james ) and after the
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break... a daring rescue just seconds before a car is englufed in flames.. we have the details. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast.
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(ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) big changes in the works for friday and the upcoming weekend. temperatures inland have taken a tumble, today only peaking in the 70's and low 80's as compared to yesterday's ( robin )
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( james ) a man in sacramento pulls two young children from a burning car. this happened on i-80 in sacrtamento. kenneth knox noticed flames coming out of both sides of the car. the driver was unaware. he eventually got her to pull over. a three year old and a five year old were strabbed in the back seat. so knox ripped open the door and raced to get the kids out before the car was completely engulfed. the driver and the children were not injured in the fire. ( james ) coming up on the
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we're voya! we stay with you to and through retirement. i get that voya is with me through retirement, i'm just surprised it means in my kitchen. so, that means no breakfast? voya. helping you to and through retirement. ( james )( darya )( robin ) checking bay area roads before you head out the door..
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 big changes in the works for
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friday and the upcoming weekend. temperatures inland have taken a tumble, today only peaking in the 70's and low 80's as compared to yesterday's 80's and 90's.
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along the coast expect temperatures to remain in the 50's and 60's with cloudy conditions to start the morning followed by partly cloudy skies for the afternoon.
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( darya ) a family in martinez has lost a bit of their halloween spirit...and say they're hoping for help in tracking down the person who took it. the crawford family says they bought a halloween sign for their children.... it sat on their front porch for the last
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two weeks - until a man stole. security video clearly shows him walking up to their door, taking the sign and walking away. they say was taken.... ( james ) fleet week kicks off next week... and as usual... kron4 is your official fleet week station. with massive crowds... comes the need to keep people safe.( darya ) kron4's haaziq madyun shows us how first responders in san francisco are preparing for the big event. (pkg)2018 fleetweek event is just about ready to take off. here at san francisco's department of emergency management first responders
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recreational boats.. launches and barges. experts say the lake's cold water helped preserve the ships.. some up to 100-years old. the sites have to be accessed by boat.. wyhich state parks will have spread throughout the bay. the traiol officially opens to the public on monday. ( james ) coming up at 6 o'clock ... local fishermen come to the rescue after a plane crash in the pacific ocean. we have the story in the next hour. this isn't just any long-distance relationship. this is long distance with the best wifi experience plus the most free shows to stream. and with savings on wireless, this is a relationship with more money
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( james ) comedy leads the way at theaters this weekend, as a pair of laughers fight for the box office crown. david daniel looks at the weekend's big new releases. "if you're not gonna do the work, drop the class.""no, i'm gonna do the work! you'll see!" "we'll see."kevin hart squares off with tiffany haddish in
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"night school," which analysts expect to debut number-one with 30-million dollars or more. that would be the best opening for a comedy since last summer's "girls trip," which also starred haddish, and had the same director and producer as "night school." "small foot. oh my gosh! it's a smallfoot!""where did it go?" "reach into your memory!" "smallfoot" is expected to give "night school" a challenge. channing tatum, james corden, and zendaya lead the voice cast of the animated comic adventure, which box office watchers figure will debut with around 25-million dollars."some people are just evil.""they walk amongst you!" "oooh!""shut up.""hell fest" hopes to scare up a decent debut. the horror thriller is looking at an opening weekend of five-to-seven million dollars or more, which would exceed the film's production budget."why do you even want to get married?""because i love him.""you're growing up. you have to deal with that." finally, there's "little women," the seventh big-screen take on the iconic louisa may alcott novel. lea thompson stars in the family film, which is projected to debut with two-to-four million
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dollars in moderate release. in hollywood, i'm david daniel. ( james ) coming up in the next hour of the kron 4 morning news... in less than an hour... the senate judiciary committee will vote on whether to move forward with judge brett kavanaugh's supreme court nomination. we are live in washington with the latest. ( james ) and traffic is expected t be a nightmare again today in san francisco. and now we are learning more about how long it could take to repair the cracked beams at the new transit center. you could generate your own energy,
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just 30 minutes away from the senate judiciary committee's vote on judge kavanaugh's nomination to the supreme court. and breaking overnight the american bar association is calling for a delay until the fbi can investiagte the sexual assault allegations against kavanaugh. this comes following emotional testimony from doctor christine blasey ford who alleges innapropriate sexual behavior by kavanaugh while they were in high school. omar jimenz is live in washington, d.c. with the latest this morning. omar. thanks. ( james ) coming up at 6:30 this morning ... the senate judiciary committtee is
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scheduled to vote on whether to favorably recommend brett kavanaugh's nomination to the supreme court. we will be taking that live when it happens. you can also watch it live on thanks. thanks.
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( james ) coming up at 6:30 this morning ... the senate judiciary committtee is scheduled to vote on whether to favorably recommend brett kavanaugh's nomination to the supreme court. we will be taking that live when it happens. you can also watch it live on kron4.com ( darya ) at u-c berkeley... a groupcalled "by any means necessary" held a rally and march in support of christine blasey ford. this is the second rally that group has held supporting the doctor since she first spoke out against judge kavanaugh. that crowd took to the streets of berkeley ... shouting their support for ford. the rally became a little contentious between some members from the berkeley college republicans... who are backing kavanaugh... and ford supporters who say kavanaugh should not become a member of the supreme court. kavanaugh's supporters say there is no evidence to support ford's (darya)(james) now lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic...
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big changes in the works for friday and the upcoming weekend. temperatures inland have taken a tumble, today only peaking in the 70's and low 80's as compared to yesterday's 80's and 90's. along the coast expect temperatures to remain in the 50's and 60's with cloudy conditions to start the morning followed by partly cloudy skies for the afternoon. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from
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880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. ( darya ) new this morning. bart officials voted last night to add 10 new inspectors.. to catch people not paying their fares. ( james ) kron 4's lydia pantazes is live in orinda with the latest.. lydia? soon you'll be seeing more fare inspectors on bart.those are the people that check your ticket to make sure you paid to ride bart.the bart board of directors voted 7-2 to hire 10 additional fare inspectors and expand the teams to nights and weekends. a bart spokesmen says fare inspectors increase police presence on-board
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trains and platforms, deter fare evasion, encourage compliance over time, and help send a message of customer equity.bart currently has six fare inspectors who work during the day on weekdays.in january, bart police started enforcing a new proof of payment ordinance allowing fare inspectors to check for valid fare inside the bart system. since march, 3,813 citations have been issued.the new officers will start working in the beginning of 2019.fare citations are civil with a fine of $55 for juveniles and $75 for adults. community service is an option. kron4 news. ( darya ) thanks lydia. ( darya )(ááá2shotááá) breaking from overnight....a six hour swat standoff at a san jose gas station leaves employees on edge this moing. ( james ) kron4's sara stinson is live in san jose to explain how this finally came to an end. (sara)employees here at the
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valero gas station just put caution tape around the pumps - all they could tell me is they are temporarily closed as they are still dealing with the aftermath of the hours long standoff that ended just a couple hours ago.san jose police say the call came in around 9:30 last night from employees here at the valero on the 17 hundred block of meridan avenue.police say employees self evacuated and said a man was inside the gas station threatening them and causing a disturbance.when officers arrived on scene the man refused to get out of the gas station and he barricaded himself inside.s-j-p-d established a perimeter around the business as the suspected still refused to come out.swat and hostage negotiators responded to the scene...it
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wasn't until three this morning when the suspect finally surrendered.he was taken into custody...no one was hurt. police have not released the mans name or any other information.employees here were not able to tell me any information or how long they will remain closed.live in san jose, sara stinson, kron 4 news ( james ) thanks sara. ( james ) a big story we continue to follow this week.. the traffic headache caused by the clousre of the transbay transit center in san francisco. ( darya ) kron 4's will tran joins us live now with the details. will? another big story this morning... it could be another week before roads reopen around the new transbay
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transit center. repair crews at the transit center spent the day yesterday getting ready to shore up the area where two cracked support beams were discovered this week. they were taking out ceiling panels to prepare for the repairs of the cracked beams... they'll add tall pieces of steel to the center of fremont street to support the weight of the bus deck...and the roof-top park above. crews hope to finish up by the end of next week... and re-open roads in the area...
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( james ) thanks will. thanks will.( james ) thanks will. ( james ) breaking overnight... two earthquakes ratting indonesia. a 6-point-1 and a 7-point-5 earthquake rocked one of the islands. officials say dozens of homes
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have toppled over and one person has died. there was a tsunami warning issued for about an hour but it has been lifted. the quakes have been followed by several strong aftershocks. ( james ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... investigators now trying to link more cold case murders to the golden state killer. ( james ) plus... people on treasure island are getting their first chance to weigh in on a possible toll for people coming to the island. ( james ) and after the break... local leaders are trying to get a train service from the bay to tracy. we hear from those behind the ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. ♪ flintstones! meet the flintstones. ♪
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one east bay school is participating in an event called the "million father march". it's a day for dads to make a commitment to their kids and families by taking their children to school. the event is happening at the martin luther king jr... middle school in pittsburg. after dads drop off their children there will
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be a march around the school and a breakfast for the people who participated. (darya)(james)( robin ) welcome back. lets get a check of weather and traffic this morning. big changes in the works for friday and the upcoming weekend. temperatures inland have taken a tumble, today only peaking in the 70's and low 80's as compared to yesterday's 80's and 90's.
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along the coast expect temperatures to remain in the 50's and 60's with cloudy conditions to start the morning followed by partly cloudy skies for the afternoon.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( darya ) another big story we are following this morning... more than a dozen people sickened in a pepper spray attack in the north bay... and police are still looking for the person responsible. it happened at a walgreens store on springs road in vallejo. 2 store employees were taken to the hospital. more than a dozen other people were also treated at the scene.employees say a car drove up... a person walked inside and pepper- sprayed a woman who works at the store. a second employee was also hit with the spray while trying to help her. ( darya ) an east bay science teacher will spend 25-years to life in prison. michael bartel pleaded guilty to four-
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counts of child molestation. he was a teacher at walnut creek intermediate school .... the martinez police department got a tip from a witness - saying bartel was talking about his crimes in an online forum. he was eventually caught when meeting with an undercover officer who he thought was a young teenager.... police say his crimes did not involve students at the school. ( james ) in the south bay... a 90 year old man is behind bars accused of killing his 67 year old stepdaughter. san jose police responded to a welfare check at a home on terra noble way. that's where they found the body of karen navarra... investigators say anthony aiello murdered her. aiello was booked into the santa clara county jail. ( james ) a civil lawsuit has been filed against saint matthew's episcopal day school in san mateo. this school is where former teacher anthony satriano was found guilty earlier this year of molesting young female students on campus. satriano was arrested in april of 20-17.. once the school found out about the arrest
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they fired satriano and banned him from campus. the lawsuit seeks damages for past and future medical and psychotherapy expenses. in february satriano was sentenced to six years in prison. ( darya ) new this morning... investigators in southern california think there could be more victims of the suspected "golden state killer." they say other cold cases in the state have striking similarities to the crimes authorities say joseph deangelo committed in the 70s and 80s. a group of u-c irvine law students and the group "innocents rights" of orange county believe deangelo could be connected to the unsolved murder of patricia neufeld... who lived just blocks from dangelo's brother. neufeld was murdered just two days before thanksgiving back in 1978.another case... the killing joan anderson... could also be linked to the golden state killer. the same group of lawyers to the attention of the orange county district attorney... which is
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now ( darya ) long time neighbor and friend of the man whose body was found dead inside of a fishtank ... says he is still shaken up by the gruesome discovery. scot free was first to notify police on brian egg's disappearance back in june. police went to egg's home back in july and august three times without entering. but it was after neighbors reported a cleaning crew being at egg's home... that made police come back. that's when police found egg's headless torso inside a fishtank... and arrested robert mcafrey and lance silva. court documents allege that silva stole egg's credit card and used it to hire the cleaning crew and buy a new car. he remains in jail without charges... mcafrey has since been released. egg's neighbor, scot free, says he still can't believe what happened.
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i'm really concerned that are out there roaming the streets that are involved in this.>( darya ) the cause of egg's death is still unknown and has yet to be officially ruled a homicide. silva is being held in jail on a probation violation.probation violation. ( james ) people are upset over the proposed toll plan for treasure island. the toll would go on top of the toll you already have to pay to get on the bay bridge. during yesterday's meeting ... residents called the plan a bad idea. but the county transportation authority says the money would be used to build new homes and a new transit service on the island. if the plan is passed, drivers would have to pay a total of seven dollars - to get in and out of the island... during peak hours. a few more public meetings will be held to discuss the ramifications of the proposed toll plan. a vote on the plan will be held in a few months. ( james ) trasportation officials have approved millions of dollars to plan and study the idea of creating a new rail link between the
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east bay and tracy. traffic along interstate 580 in the east bay is expected to more than double in the coming decades.in order to decades.in order to relieve that congestion ... officials are looking to extend some form of rail service from the dublin pleasanton bart station into the san juaquin valley. its unclear who would pay for for the 1.8 billion dollar valley link ... and opponents say the ace train system that connects the bay area to the valley ... should be expanded instead. ( darya ) still ahead ...a vote to recommend brett kavanaugh's nomination to the supreme court is happening in minutes. this is a live look inside the committee room in capitol hill.stay with us as we take the vote live. ( darya ) plus ... local fishermen come to the rescue after a plane crash in the pacific ocean. we have the dramatic images.
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(ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) big changes in the works for friday and the upcoming weekend. temperatures inland have taken a tumble, today only peaking in the 70's and low 80's as compared to yesterday's 80's and 90's. along the coast expect temperatures to remain in the 50's and 60's with cloudy conditions to start the morning followed by partly cloudy skies for the afternoon.
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( darya )(ááá2shotááá) all passengers are safe this morning ... after a plane misses the runway and crashes into pacific ocean.( james ) take a look at these dramatic pictures showing small fishing boats ... coming to rescue all 47 people on board. the crash landing happened off a small island in micronesia. passengers on the plane were in water up to their waists and used the emergency exit to escape. everyone was taken to hospital for checks and no serious injuries were reported. officials say the weather was very poor with heavy rain and reduced visibility at the time of incident. ( james ) still ahead still ahead ...a vote to recommend brett kavanaugh's nomination to the supreme court is happening in minutes. this is a live look inside the committee room in capitol
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hill.stay with us as we take the vote live. (ácommercialá) (darya) lets start the
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half hour with a check of weather and traffic... big changes in the works for friday and the upcoming weekend. temperatures inland have taken a tumble, today only peaking
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in the 70's and low 80's as compared to yesterday's 80's and 90's.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( james )(ááá2 shotááá) breaking news out of capitol hill ...the senate judiciary committee is voting on whether to favorably recommend brett kavanaugh's nomination to the supreme court. this is a live look at the judiciary committee room where its happening right now.lets listen in. ( james ) a big story we continue
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to follow this week.. the traffic headache caused by the clousre of the transbay transit center in san francisco. ( darya ) kron 4's will tran joins us live now with the details. will? another big story this morning... it could be another week before roads reopen around the new transbay transit center. repair crews at the transit center spent the day yesterday getting ready to shore up the area where two cracked support beams were discovered this week. they were taking out ceiling panels to prepare for the repairs of the cracked beams... they'll add tall pieces of steel to the center of fremont street to support the weight of the bus deck...and the roof-top park
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above. crews hope to finish up by the end of next week... and re-open roads in the area... ( james ) thanks will.( james ) ( james ) thanks will. ( darya ) seven people are now behind bars this morning... after a string of apple store thefts. investigators believe they may be responsible for others in á19 different counties.
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counties.á19 different for others in á19 different counties. police arrested those theives tuesday night at a home in oakland. they are calling this a crime ring... and say those people stole from at least 50 stores. this is video from one of the thefts that happened in santa rosa. those theives who are in custody were booked into the alameda county jail... except for one person who was busted in sonoma county following a theft. ( darya ) the attorney genereal says there are 9 outstanding warrants out for other people... and that they are working on bringing those people in to hold them responsible. ( darya ) ( darya ) happening today...
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the man convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in a drunk driving crash in livermore will be sentenced. prosecutors say brian jones lost control of his car when he crashed into an apartment complex back in 2015. the crash killed esperanza morales and her 14 month old daughter ulidia. two other children were also hurt. jones' blood alcohol was at almost twice the legal limit at the time of the accident. ( james ) in the south bay... the people living in the 'hope village' encampment in san jose have a new home. residents of the homeless emcampment .... have started moving into the new location with the help of volunteers. the city of san jose has agreed to lease land for a dollar a month... for the next six months to the homeless encampment. the new site is across from the old one. hope village is run by homeless advocates... with the goal of making this
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encampment a model for future homeless housing projects. ( james ) an 82-year-old woman stabbed to death in her san francisco home... has been identified. chii- chyu horng was found dead early wednesday morning and police have now arrested her 30- year-old grandson in connection with her death. ( james ) happening now: a warning for parents... after a man tried to lure a young teenager into his car. this happened in petaluma in the area of ely boulevard south and casa grande road near casa grande high school. a man driving a black s-u-v with tinted windows... pulled-up next to a 13-year old boy and tried to get him into his vehicle. police say the driver threatened the teen if he didn't get in the car. the teen ran away. police do not have a detailed description of the driver this morning. ( darya ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... fleet week starts next week.. and we have a preview of the security plans being put in place. ( darya ) plus... a man caught on cmaera in the east bay.. taking a halloween
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sign off a families front porch. ( darya ) and a first in the state ... an underwater trail is set to open on monday. we have a preview ... next. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. this is customizable streaming tv for your family.
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news out of capitol hill ... the senate judiciary committee is voting on whether to favorably recommend brett kavanaugh's nomination to the supreme court. this is a live look at the judiciary committee room where its happening right now.lets listen in.
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