tv KRON 4 News at 430am KRON December 18, 2018 4:30am-5:00am PST
( robin ) the father of a boy dying in an oakland hospital is pleading with the state department to allow his wife to join him in saying goodbye to their child. the two- year old boy is on life support at u-c-s-f benioff children's hospital oakland and his mother is barred from entering the u-s. president trump's travel ban is restricting her from entering the country to be with her son one last time.. reporter andy rose has the latest. ali hassan, father of dying boy: "just breaking my heart looking at my son facing death. he's about to die soon." the father of a dying 2-year- old boy.. speaking through his heartbreak..that his wife may not have the chance to see her son before he takes his last breath.2-year-old abdullah
hassan is on life support at a children's hospital in oakland, california..suffering from a genetic brain condition..his mother, who is a yemeni national living in egypt, is unable to come to the u.s. to see her son one last time..because of the white house's travel ban that restricts nationals of yemen and six other countries from entering the u.s.ali hassan, father of dying boy: "i'm trying for my wife to see him before i take the life support out."hassan and his son are american citizens..he says he brought the boy to the u.s. for medical treatment when his condition worsened a few months ago...now, the council on american-islamic relations is stepping up to try speed up the process to bring his wife to america..basim elkarra, cair executive director: "we are calling for the department of state to issue a muslim ban waiver to allow the wife of a u.s. citizen, the mother of a u.s. citizen to hold her child one last time."ali hassan, father of dying boy: "time is p get my family together again." i'm andy rose reporting.
( robin ) a disturbing day for some san francisco high school and elementary school students. shortly after monday afternoon... lowell high school received a bomb threat. due to finals, students had been dismissed at 12-30... but there were still some young people on campus studying. they were evacuated, and as a precaution, so were students down the street at lakeshore elementary. police brought in bomb sniffing dogs to search lowell high school. but after two- hours ... they found nothing and gave the all clear. ( robin ) in the south bay, a woman is dead following an hit and run. it happened in san jose along northbound first street near rosemary. police now hope that someone with information will come forward... to help them find the driver. kron 4's charles clifford has details. the san jose police department says that early monday morning officers were called here to the intersection of jasmine and north 1st for a welfare check. when they arrived on scene they found an adult female lying in the street along
northbound 1st street.sotwhen our officers arrived they found the female with injuried consistent with being hit by a car. there was no car around so this was a hit and run. she was transported to the hospital and died a short time later.invesgtigators have been looking for witnesses and trying to locate surveillance video that might shed some light on what happened but so far they have come up empty handed.sotwe don't have any information on the vehcils of the suspects.the identity of the victim has not yet been released and police are hoping that someone with information will come forward.sotany information that anyone has. whether they saw something or heard somethingsotwe really need the public's help to solve this. right now we have a victim of hit and run and i'm sure the family wants answers. we want to help them with that.anyone with information is asked to contact the san jose police department. in san jose, charles clifford kron 4 news. this is the 46 pedestrian fatality in san jose this year. in the south bay, charles clifford ( robin ) police in visalia are working to piece together
a weekend crime spree that ended in two deaths --- including the suspect. surveillance video from this am/pm in visalia shows 36-year old gustavo garcia verbally arguing with a stranger early monday morning. it wasn't long after this -that garcia shot and killed 51-year-old paul jones. he then led police on a high-speed chase --- continuing to fire at officers --- before stealing another car. a short time later he crashed that second car on the highway --- 5 other cars were involved in the collision.
in the right place at the right time. michele gile has a look at this rescue-- caught on camera. darryl pangretired police officer"ok, there is a little baby boy."a toddler, unsupervised and steps away from the path of several cars in tustin. darryl pang, who is a retired police officer, recorded the frightful moments on his dash cam saturday on myford road which runs along laurel glen park.darryl pang retired police officer"oh god." pang, who takes his own grandkids to the same park, made a quick u turn. in the distance was the little blonde boy in the gutter. he's alone. his ball by his side.darryl pangretired police officer"i got to here waiting for a parent to come running up. i honk the horn, seen a bunch of parents off to the side trying to get their attention to see if some would come up. i didn't want to scare the kid. as darryl pang inches his car closer the boy begins to move, picking up his ball just as a driver speeds by. the toddler
bounces the ball and kicks it as pang comes into view. he's motioning for cars to stop and picks up the boy who made it to the center of myford rd. still, there's no parent in sight.darryl pangretired police officer"i'm actually thinking that at any moment now a parent is going to come running up because that's what usually happens, you'll get somebody panicked to come running up, and it didn't happen."once the boy was safe in darryl pang's arms, that's when a man walks out to the street. he stretches out his arms for the child, mumbled something that pang didn't hear, waves and goes back to the park. as pang got back in the car there's a big sigh of relief.darryl pangretired police officer"we were taught a thousand years ago in high school drivers ed the little kid chasing the ball in the street. it still happens. it still happens." ( robin ) president trump's former national security advisor ---michael flynn --- will be sentenced today, after pleading guilty to lying to the f-b-i as part of special
counsel robert mueller's russia investigation. ahead of flynn's sentencing, special counsel robert mueller released a memo summarizing a crucial interview. reid binion reports. james comey / former fbi director: "i'm very proud of the way the fbi conducted itself: agile, flexible, thoughtful."former f-b-i director james comey -- defending the agency's handling of the interview at the center of the criminal case against former national security adviser michael flynn. comey -- lambasting republicans and president trump:james comey / former fbi director: "they're up here attacking the fbi's investigation of a guy who pled guilty to lying to the fbi: 'he should've been warned you shouldn't lie. he should have been told you could have a lawyer.' think of the state of the affairs we've ended up in. that's nonsense.flynn's lies in 17 f-b-i interview formed the basis for charges to which he pled guilty... and for which he will be sentenced tuesday. some -- including president trump -- seized on the interview.trump -- claiming the f-b-i initially determined flynn hadn't lied.but they
drew no such conclusion at the time, and on the eve of flynn's sentencing, special counsel robert mueller released a memo summarizing the interview... and detailing the lies.the first -- when flynn denied trying to influence russia's vote on a u-n security council resolution about israeli settlements.the second lie -- when flynn denied encouraging russia's then ambassador to the u-s not to retaliate for the expulsion of russian diplomats in late 20-16 over election meddling.i'm reid binion reporting. (robin) coming up next on the kron 4 morning news ... we sit down with a popular face around union square and hear about all the things he's seen over the last 42 years. (robin) and here's a live look outside... at the embarcadero. (ácommercialá) checking in welcome back.
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 ) thousands of people crowd san francisco's union square during the holiday season and if you step one block off the square along powell street you will likely
bump into one of the citys' best known costumed characters .. tom sweeney does not miss any opportunity to meet and greet. kron4's pam moore got a chance to find out what is so loved about this beef-eater in his native town. 1822-gotta look good everyday on that job. 1416 its such a great job.. i just love this beefeater outfit.. 3347 -it's like going on stage ..come down stairs at a landmark hotel.. its just a great feeling.. and all of a sudden you're on"hear: whistle - "taxi-taxi"in a 2018 high tech, trendy, sophisticated city like san francisco ... tom sweeney is a throw- back ... he is the lead doorman .. working at the sir francis drake hotel for 42 years "my
mom knew the general manager of the hotel and got me a summer job as doorman..but really i was waiting to go to san francisco fire or police but i was still too young." then san francisco fire and police called years later but i couldnt leave this great job as a doorman." his fame started when he tackled two robbers outside the hotel in 1981.the job has been good to him and he has been good for the job .. his lifetime collection proves it.. the hotel has used his image on.. they put me on luggage tags.. post cards. room keys " ive got my own drink - sweeney tini at the starlight room "my own doll tom sweeney doll" his home is jammed packed with pictures, newspaper clippings, flyers, a plaque and proclamation for tom sweeney day in the city and beefeater uniforms..."i have all 46 uniforms .. i still have my 1st uniform.. it was 600. 42 years ago. " "why keep? bay to breakers.. movie.. young and restless.. memories""dianne feinstein.. joe montana.. "all the movie stars julia roberts.. mariah carey.. john travolta .. "sharon stone.. tony blair .." the uniforms date back to
1600's britain, when the beefeaters protected the monarchy.. tasting their food to make sure it was not poisoned.. centuries later, the beefeater is an attraction that lights up toms days at work .... yet despite the movie stars, dignitaries and the fame .. he is still a down to earth family man .. a hometown guy . "there's not to many people with jobs on the street. " "cable cars- knowing drivers playing in their baseball team " "all sf fire and cops i went to school with" "we're all out there together"from his 40 years perched on powell street he's seen a lot changes... - 2625- uber and lyft thats really changed the transportation business.. limos all those companies going out of business.-2405 - the homeless thing is out of control.. -2434 - car break-ins.. we never saw that in my whole career.. -3244 cable cars were 50 cents when i started .. now $7.00. tom sweeney is proof.. that a job .. like life .. is what you make it.. 518- 521-"i've accomplished more than i ever imagined .. it ( robin ) sweeney says, he will
wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. ( robin )a sweet father- daughter moment -- was caught on camera at a rock concert in canada. as the band "three days grace" performed, a woman translated the lyrics into sign-language for her hearing- impaired father. another
concert-goer recorded the moment and posted it on social media, saying they -- quote -- "witnessed something absolutely beautiful." it even got the attention of the band, which tweeted out the video with the statement "this is amazing!" ( robin ) nasa is coming to the rescue. the latest trailer for a marvel blockbuster has sparked the space agency's attention. ( robin )that was part of the trailer for "avengers" endgame."as you just heard-- it's revealed in the teaser that robert downey junior's character-- ironman-- is in some dire straits.he is floating in space.nasa scientists took to social media to give their advice on how to save the superhero. their suggestion?they tweeted to--- quote-- "listen in mission control for 'avengers, we have a problem"... then use ground teams to scan the
skies. the actor behind the iron mask appreciated the advice.robert downey junior tweeted back-- "always good to know nasa has your back." ( robin ) coming up next on the kron4 morning news... we'll have a live report from the east bay after a student was arrested for bringing weapons to campus. ( robin ) we'll also have the latest on a bomb threat called into a high school on the peninsula. ( robin ) and the very latest on a mother asking to be allowed into the country to see her dying son in oakland. (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá)