tv KRON 4 News at 430am KRON December 20, 2018 4:30am-5:01am PST
( robin ) san francisco mayor london breed is facing scrutiny and criticism... for writing a letter on her brother's behalf, appealing to the governor to help her brother, who is in prison. kron four's terisa estacio caught up with the mayor.. who defended her actions... terisa estacio, reporting san francisco. "here in san francisco - the mayor tells me she knew she would face criticism for writing a letter to the governor on behalf of her brother.. but that she
believed it was an important step to take. mayor london breed, san francisco. i knew this was going to be an issue... and i knew it would be shot down, but i have long defended those serving time unjustly. and i wrote this letter on behalf of family members. san francisco mayor london breed speaking out about the backlash she is facing about that letter to governor brown....it was back in 2000 when breed's brother napolean brown was convicted of pushing lenties white out of a car on the golden gate bridge. white died of her injuries. brown has also had a record of drug arrests and convictions. mayor breed. he clearly needs help. he needs treatment. the victims mother has reportedly spoken saying she does not believe that brown should get any reduced sentence. however, this man... who served time for his crimes, and was attending an event with mayor breed quickly came to her defense. i think it is the right thing to do... for family to speak up and help. terisa estacio. the mayor says she has not spoken directly to the governor. the governors office says it does not comment on pending reuqests. in sf.
amid a sex abuse crisis in the church. pope francis accepted auxiliary bishop alexander salazar's resignation wednesday. in a statement, los angeles archbishop jose gomez said, in 2005, an allegation was made against salazar ... of misconduct with a minor. the alleged incident happened in the 1990's when salazar was a parish priest and not a bishop. the incident was previously investigated by law enforcement, but salazar was not prosecuted. details of the accusation were not disclosed, but the archbishop said, salazar has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. his resignation comes .... as the vatican says it is planning to improve its process of handling allegations of abuse. ( robin ) police have found the body of a missing woman out of roseville. briana ferguson went missing last friday... she was last seen at her home just before 3- in the afternoon. roseville police received a tip ... that ferguson's jeep had been seen in a remote area of nevada county. her
body was found nearby. nevada county investigators do not suspect foul play was involved. ( robin ) a fresno mother is charged with child endangerment after her 8- year-old daughter was killed after being hit by a train. police say the mother encouraged the girl to cross under the train while it was stopped. the mother... 44- year-old joy collins said she was afraid her kids would miss the school bus and told her two children to cross the tracks.... by climbing underneath the stopped train. her son made it through.. but the train started up when the daughter was underneath. ( robin ) fresno police say
the train was only stopped for 12-seconds before the girl was hit. this was also not the first time collins had her children cross the tracks. her son is now in child protective services. ( robin ) in the south bay, a san jose family tells kron 4 that someone has been stealing their christmas decorations.. it happened last week in the willow glen neighborhood and the thief was recorded on surveillance video. kron 4's charles clifford has details. well, christmas is less than a week away and the decoations are up on homes all over the bay area. the family that lives in the home behind me here put up their deocations just after christmas but there are a few things missing.this is is surveillance video from a home along gavota avenue in san jose. it was recorded just after 4 in the morning on december 11th.in the video a shadowy figure can be seen walking onto the lawn and stealing 4 christmas decorations, including a mickey mouse, a mini mouse and a rudolph. in all the thief is in front of the house for just a few minutes and then leaves in a car.sothe knew right what to go fortim lund
lives here with his family. he was upset to find that someone had stolen his decorations, espeically the disney ones which are his kids favorites. sotim angry and upsettim called police and filed a report online but so far, no suspects have been identified. lund says that many of his neighbors have also had their decorations stolen.sotwe have seen reports. two people who live around the corner had things takenwith christmas just a few days away, tim is doubtfull his missing ornaments will be returned but he says this won't dampen his family's holiday spirit.soti'm angry enough to want the individual to face some sort of correctinal action.sotyou bent my christmas but youre not breaking it. i still got the spirit.anyone with information is asked to contact the san jose police department. in san jose, charles clifford kron 4 news. ( robin ) the house of representatives is set to take
up a measure to to keep the government funded and running until early february. it comes after the senate passed the short term funding bill wednesday. reid binion reports. nat sot: "all in favor say aye. "aye""the aye's appear to have it, the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to."the senate -- voting late wednesday to approve a stop- gap government funding bill... ...in an effort to avoid a partial government shutdown at the end of the week.sen. mitch mcconnell / -r- majority leader: "a continuing resolution that will ensure continuous funding for the federal government. the measure will provide the resources necessary to continue normal operations through february the 8th."it brings washington a step closer to keeping some federal agencies from having to close friday ... just days before christmas.one thing the bill doesn't fund is president trump's long-promised border wall.he wanted five billion dollars for it......and promised last week to block any funding bill that didn't include money for the wall. trump: "i am proud to shut down the government for border security chuck."with the
senate's funding measure passed -- some conservatives are now calling on trump to make good on his threat.rep. mark meadows / (r) north carolina: " mr. president, we're going to back you up if you veto this bill. we'll be there. let's build the wall and make sure we do our job in congress."but the bill appears likely to pass the house of representatives......and white house officials say the president is likely to sign it. i'm reid binion reporting. (robin) coming up next on the kron 4 morning news ... we've got some christmas tree safety tips before to share with you. (ácommercialá) welcome back. checking
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. ( robin ) there are plenty of smiles in the southbay... thanks to one bay area non profit. as kron 4's maureen kelly shows us, volunteers in san jose are doing what they can to help children experience the magic of the season. today's the first day of
sacred heart community service is annual toy giveaway. where they try to make kids of working families struggling to make ends meet here in the bay area have a happy holiday season. their goal is to help over 6000 kids by giving away close and 19,000 toys. parents or guardians who made appointments are able to shop with a volunteer elf to help pick out two toys and a book per child and angela lottery and enter a lottery to possibly win a bike. this is the 54th year that this nonprofit has held this toy giveaway. they've already given away nearly 7550 pound boxes of food this holiday season. despite being located in the silicon valley here in the bay area common one of the most expensive regions in the united states if not the world. they say the need is real. "our members report to
spending 80% of their paychecks on housing costs alone. it's really leaving a little left behind for them to celebrate their holiday traditions." those i talk to picking out toys for their kids say they really appreciate the help. " and christmas morning for my kids is going to be unbelievable. they are going to be smile's they're gonna be happy it's gonna be a joyful joyful day for all of us."the toy giveaway continues until 8 o'clock tonight and will continue on thursday. they say there is still time for people to donate new toys or money. they are short at this point close to 7000 toys. maureen kelly kron4 news ( robin ) they're beautiful and can light up the holiday season ... but authorities are reminding people.... there are dangers when it comes to your christmas tree. they can easily catch fire if you do not take proper precautions. pedro rivera explains... this house on antelope north road in antelope needed to be demoslihed...metro fire was
looking for a place to demonstrate christmas safety... so whats a better way to do both? well set a christmas tree on fire.captain chris vestalé sac metro fire 'we get a few of these every single year and they range from a candle that was left next to some kind of curtains or other decorations, bad christmas lights that might be fray and might ingite a table clothe or even a christmas tree... pedro rivera 'and we arenút talking a long time here all it takes is a matter of seconds for your tree to go up in flames "once metro firefighters finished their debriefing, the tree was set on fire and thrity seconds later...20 seconds later, flames made its way to the roof...captain chris vestalé sac metro fire 'as much heat as they put off its very easy for them to spread to the structure " :03 áááthen eventually the entire structure was up in flames... according to the national fire protection association there is more than 150 fires started by christmas trees a year, so avoid being one of them, there are some important tips... captain chris vestalé sac metro fire 'water your christmas tree, use listed christmas lights dont use indoor christmas lights
wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. ( robin ) while people are getting ready for christmas down on the earth's surface --- the astronauts up on the international space station are also enjoying the holiday season. nasa posted videos of the men and women on-board the i-s-s having fun in zero gravity with some santa hats, an elf on the shelf and much more. not sure if the reindeer can fly that high... but hopefully they'll have something to open on
( robin ) the service dog for the late preside george h-w bush.... is back home. sully won the hearts of millions... when images of the pup laying beside bush's coffin.. went viral. the two-year- old labrador retriever was specially- trained to support bush 41. now, sully has returned to the facility that trained him -- "america's vetdogs." but it is a temporary stay.. for the holidays only. sully is now headed to the dog program at the walter reed national military medical center. he will be helping wounded soldiers and active duty personnel with physical and occupational therapy. ( robin ) one california bakery is taking the holiday tradition of gingerbread houses to the extreme. this gingerbread house took them six weeks to create and weighs more than 150 pounds! it's on display in the lobby of the four seasons biltmoreotel in montecito, california. ( robin ) still to come on the kron4 morning news... the
in the bay area to see her dying 2 year old son. this morning we hear from the boy's father about the reunion. ( darya ) mystery solved. we know what caused the streak of light over the bay area last night. ( darya ) good morning i'm darya folsom.. ( james ) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic...