tv KRON 4 News at 5am KRON December 31, 2018 5:00am-6:01am PST
lets get a quick check of traffic this morning. here's a live look outside... at the bay bridge toll plaza. plaza. ( will ) we are less than 19 hours from rining in the new year here in the bay area. ( will )(á2 shotá) as you know (á2 shotá) as you know -- fireworks will be lighting up the sky in san francisco and the city is getting ready.( darya ) the firework show is expected to be spectacular tonight... and as john just told us, if you're going to be out along
the embarcadero it will be cold! kron 4's dan thorn has a preview of what we will see during "kron 4 news years live." pyro techs putting their best foot forward on what they hope is the best year of fireworks yet..sot: people are cheering and screaming and enjoying the show it's rewarding there are more than 4600 cannisters patiently waiting to be exploded into the new year's eve sky...pyro show producer jeff thomas says the event is all about ending the year with a bang...sot: new years is more about just rock and roll and throwing it up in the air. weeks of planning goes into putting on this display.. barges bring the fireworks out into the bay allowing people along the embarcadero to get right up to the waters edge and enjoy the fireworks..sot: theres no location that has enough room to do what we want to do so we put it out into the baythomas has more than 40 years experience of working pyrotechnics..he says safety is crucial to keeping things running smoothly throughout the 15 minute event..amateurs looking to put on their own show are advised to it to the pros..sot: we'll certainly put out the happy faces to get everyone smiling and a few other little tricks up our sleeve but maybe a few new colors so it'll be fun and exciting..
( darya ) later tonight --- muni in san francisco will be free. and bart service is extended until 3-am new years day which means you can stay out later tonight. the special schedule starts at 8pm with extra "event" trains following the new year's eve fireworks show. certain trains in and out of san francisco will skip some stops at the three busiest new year's eve stations to minimize platform crowding. bart will resume service at 8 a-m on january 1st, operating on the holiday-
sunday schedule. ( darya ) be sure to tune into kron 4 as we ring in the new year. grant lodes and justine waldman will count us down to 2019... capped off with a huge fireworks show over the bay bridge. it is the only live fireworks show in the bay area. new years live kicks off at 11:30 p-m monday only on kron 4... ( darya ) we are following the latest on the announcement that p-g and-e ácouldá face murder and manslaughter charges if they are found to have caused any deadly fires. but it's important to note, the california attorney general's office did ánot say it áwould charge the utility company with those crimes... only that the options are on the table.( will ) the announcement came in a brief a federal judge asked the a-g for... while overseeing pg&es probation case regarding the 2010 san bruno gas line
explosion. as part of that probation hearing, pg&e must also submit what role it played, if any, in starting the camp fire... a request the judge has given the company to do by today. we will have much more coming up in the next half hour. ( will ) after an extensive 2 day manhunt, san francisco police have arrested a man wanted for homicide and robbery. the bloody attack was caught on a cell phone video. we want to warn you ... this is extremely graphic video that may be offensive to some viewers. kron 4's alecia reid tells us.. people tried to stop the attack. right outside carl's junior .... on the corner of cyril magnin and eddy streets in the tenderloin ... a fight between 2 men spilled into the crosswalk and street friday evening. we want to warn you
... this video becomes more graphic as the attack ensues. one of the men ... identified as 25 year old melton earl kelly repeatedly kicked and punched his victim multiple times ... even while the man layed there unconscious.one onlooker tried stepping in to help, but that didn't stop the aggressor.during the attack, kelly emptied his victim's pockets, and assaulted him further before walking away. good samaritans stepped in to help after the suspect left. emergency personell were called to the scene and he was rushed to the hospital with life threatening injuries. glide memorial church confirms kelly was a temporary 90 day employee at the church.with help from oakland p-d and the public, sfpd officers were able to locate and arrest the oakland resident on the 300 block of ellis street, near glide in san francisco sunday morning.kelly is currently booked at san francisco county jail on 11 felony charges ... including attempted murder,
robbery, multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon, resisting police officer duties and multiple narcotics related charges. while their thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his family .... glide released a statement that says in part ... "we at glide abhor violence and make it clear to our staff, whether permanent or temporary, that violence is totally unacceptable ... we sincerely wish that melton finds the help, hope and inner strength to cultivate the better nature we all have within us."while an arrest has been made, police are asking ... if you have any further information on this case ... to give them a call.reporting from san francisco ... ar ... kron 4 news. ( will ) an arrest has also been made in connection to a stabbing in the tenderloin. it happened sunday morning around 11. the suspect was arrested after attempting to
run from police. the incident briefly closed o-farrell streen between brown and taylor. the victim was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition. ( will) two fugitives are behind bars after a wild scene sunday in the tenderloin district of san francisco. this after a driver crashed into a person and then a fire hydrant. take a listen.( will ) officers tell us the car was stolen and the driver crashed into a pedestrain and then into the fire hydrant at turk and jones. just two blocks from market street. witnesses told officers the pedestrian was trapped under the vehicle. more than a dozen officers worked to push the car off of the hydrant as the water was still on and it was believed that person was underneath. you can see in this video that water was spraying everywhere. officers did manage to get the car off of the hydrant.
the person who was hit had just minor injuries. two suspects were arrested. both were fugitives wanted for robbery and aggravated assault. ( will ) in fairfield a robbery escalated into a shooting. police say the vicitm did get shot once... but will be okay. he was in the parking lot of a restaurant on oliver road at 8:40 saturday night... when he was approached by two men. one of them armed with a gun. they demanded the victim's property... then struggled over the firearm which went off and struck the victim. the suspects are two african american men who drove off in a black, newer model nissan sedan. one wearing a gray sweatshirt and the other wearing all dark clothing. ( darya ) authorities are calling it an illegal family business. one where a brother and sister forced minors into sexual service. the two siblings are now in custody. and police say all the victims were allegedly kept inside an apartment. kron 4's gayle ong has the latest.
a brother and sister team, operated out of a two bedroom apartment on the 1900 block of latham (lay-thumb) street. authorities say carlos garza and evelia (eve-el-ia) galvez worked together to traffic individuals and families from guatamalea to the united states.once the siblings allegedly brought them to mountain view, police say garza created a culture of fear..taking advantage of vulnerable immigrants.some cases, violent.in the same neighborhood, residents stunned but say they are not surprised, when police responded to the home in october, they found a total of twelve people living in close quarters - multiple families not related to one another,garza was arrested on december 20th on
fighters were able to get a house fire under control relatively quickly last night. it happened on the 3900 block of altamont avenue in the millsmont neighborhood around 8-20 p-m sunday. fire officials say it took 22 fire fighters about 25 minutes to put the fire out. no one was injured but it did cause major damage to a rear hallway.the fire is still investigation. ( darya )(á2 shotá) a funeral plans have been released for officer ronil singh. he was shot and killedduring a traffic stop last wednesday in newman, california. officer singh leaves behind a wife and a five month old boy.( will ) here's a look at the services being held for officer singh. a viewing is being held january 4th in newman and modesto. a funeral service and procession will be held the following day on january 5th. ( will ) still ahead ( will ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... we take a look at some of the new laws
taking effect in the new year --- including a change to california's minimum wage. plus... we take a look at the latest developments on the government shutdown as it enters day 10. ( darya ) and after the break... we take a look at one of the new laws taking effect in the new year that will change the adoption process for shelter animals. what's better than having fast, reliable wifi with coverage throughout your home? how about having internet that can help you save on wireless phone service? xfinity gives you the fastest speeds from america's best internet provider to stream on all your devices. plus, with xfinity mobile included, you can switch your wireless carrier and save hundreds of dollars a year. now that's simple, easy, awesome.
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back to the kron 4 morning news. let's get a check of the forecast. windy conditions to ring in the new year as skies to ring in the new year as skies remain sunny and dry. temperatures will again be quite chilly dropping into the low 30's at times during evenings and early mornings and into the low to mid 50's during the afternoon. into the latter part of the week chances of showers
animal activists who say the pet rescue and adoption act is a game changer. nats: dog barking...teresa ibarra just adopted a dog from the stockton animal shelter today--teresa ibarra/ adopted a doghe's a german sheppard. he's about a year and six months. we pick him up either thursday or tomorrow because he's going to get neutered. she's just one of many who support california's new law--- which now bans pet stores from selling certain animals from breeders. i think it's better for all the animals. it's better to adopt then to buy from breeders... i hear a lot of breeders have hoarding issues with their dogs. -tistarting january first--- the state hopes to put an end to puppy mills and kitten factories. pet stores will only be able to sell dogs, cats and rabbits that come from animal shelters or other non-profit animal rescue organizations. jace huggins/a lot of puppies that come into our state are actually being shipped over to us so if we can try prevent the sell of those puppies and kittens and rabbits in our pet stores then we have a much better chance of getting the animals that are sitting in our shelter adopted also. -jhgovernor jerry brown signed the the pet rescue and adoption act into law in october of last year. animal activists christine
morrissey calls the pet rescue and adoption act, a game changer---christine morrissey/ harvest home animal sanctuary this law is going to open up so many opportunities for homeless dogs, cats and rabbits to find forever homes in pet stores across california. -cmbut the new law isn't without some controversy--- the american kennel club strongly opposed the law saying "it not only interferes with individual freedoms, it also increases the likelihood that a person will obtain a pet that is not a good match for their lifestyle and the likelihood that that animal will end up in a shelter."but animal activists don't agree-- they say the new pet store law will reduce the number of animals in local shelters and make it easier for them to be adopted. this is going to give us so many more chances to give animals a second chance. -cm ( darya )( darya ) ( darya ) that was kristi gross reporting... pet stores will also have to keep detailed records about the shelter animals they sell. stores caught not complying
ends, california's pot economy remains a work in progress. thousands of growers have state licenses. but the market is hurt by thousands of illegal operators. state regulators get credit for beginning the massive job of transforming the longstanding illegal and medicinal marijuana markets into a unified, multibillion-dollar industry. but the results have been mixed. some companies are doing well, but many others are not. ( will ) california minimum wage is going up with the new year. the federal minimum wage $7.25 an hour has remained the same since 2009. since then, 29 states and the district of columbia have set minimum wages above the federal level. twenty states have minimum wage increases taking effect around the start of the new year. california will have businesses with more than 25 employees pay $12. up by 1 from the current $11. and
those with 25 or fewer employees will pay employees $11 up by fifty cents fro the current $10.50. most bay area cities already have higher minimum wages. on jan. 1, san jose, san mateo, and several other cities will boost their minimum to $15, and in mountain view it will increase to $15.65. ( will ) coming up next... we'll tell you what charges p-g and-e ácouldá be facing in connection to the state's deadly wildfires.
dropping into the low 30's at times during evenings and windy conditions to ring in the new year as skies remain sunny and dry. temperatures will again be quite chilly dropping into the low 30's at times during evenings and early mornings and into the low to mid 50's during the afternoon. into the latter part of the week chances of showers will rise.
involuntary manslaughter áif the company is found to have caused any deadly fires.( will ) important to note, the attorney generals office did ánot say it áwould charge the utility company with those crimes... only that the options are on the table. doug johnson spoke with survivors about this development. jamie ramey, camp fire survivor: "my friends are safe, my family is safe. our house burnt down."jamie ramey and her two daughters are still counting their blessings they escaped the camp fire with their lives.jamie ramey, camp fire survivor: "the morning of the fire we were concerned but we've seen fire in that area all the time. nothing really triggered me myself to panic. my dad basically saved our lives."for the 86 other people who were not so lucky... california's top prosecutor says pacific gas and electric ácould... in theory, be charged with their deaths.mike danko, attorney at law: "the district attorney or the attorney general generally does not charge a company. the reason is because you cant put the company in jail."attorney mike dankos firm represents around 900 clients who lost their homes to the camp fire in and around paradise.he is suing pg&e.he explains attorney general xavier bacerras announcement came
from a recently submitted brief... which details multiple possible consequenc pg&e ácould face under state law.that document was requested by a federal judge overseeing pg&es probation in a criminal case regarding the 2010 san bruno gas line explosion.mike danko, attorney at law: "the judge asked the attorney general to explain to the court what the law is as far as criminal liability."as part of this probation hearing, pg&e must also submit what role it played, if any, in starting the camp fire... a request the judge has given the company to do by this monday... new years eve.mike danko, attorney at law: "they really have to own up to them or else its going to be big trouble for pg&e.that document is one danko says could expedite his lawsuits.mike danko, attorney at law: "if we asked pg&e tell us what your role was,"(but with)"it would take months and months to get to the bottom of it." meanwhile... ramey tells us she's unsure if pg&e should be charged with anything.jamie ramey, camp fire survivor: "honestly i hadn't heard anything about that until right now, im kind of still processing that, i don't know. there were a lot of lives lost." ( will ) pg&e did release a
statement regarding its probation.which reads in part quote: "pg&es most important responsibility is public and workforce safety. our focus continues to be on assessing our infrastructure to further enhance safety and helping our customers continue to recover and rebuild."and that rebuilding continues to happen in paradise as many pg&e crews continue working to restore infrastructure. and once again the company has until today to file its response. ( darya ) with just a few days left in office, governoer jery brown opened up about the president's visit to the site of devastating wildfires this year. he claimed president trump does
not believe climate change has anything to do with them. another big story this morning ... the inmate who escaped from san quentin prison and carjacked a bay area woman, is behind bars again. after a 4 day manhunt ... police caught 21-year-old shalom mendoza saturday afternoon. someone who spotted him eating at a taco bell in paso robles. mendoza escaped from san quentin state prison last wednesday. he was working outside of the prison walls when authorities say he ran away. police say he then carjacked a woman in a home depot parking lot in san rafael.... mendoza is now facing felony charges. he's
being held at salinas valley state prison. in national headlines ... the u-s government shutdown will likely stretch into the new year. neither side on capitol hill seems to be getting any closer to a deal-- as the new congress deal-- as the new congress is set to kick off this thursday. john lorinc reports. sides remain split.....very split.....on the border wall.former sen. rick santorum/r-pennsylvania and rep. debbie dingell/d- michigan"it takes compromise. and democrats are not ready." "we are ready.""no, you're not.""we are ready to go to the table.""debbie, everybody on the democratic side is saying 'no wall funding.' that's not compromise."except for a quick trip to visit troops in iraq, president trump....remained at the white house over the christmas holiday......sources say trump won't sign a bill that only includes $1.3 billion dollars for border security.some are cautiously optimistic a compromise can be made soon. sen. lindsey graham/r-south carolina"a potential breakthrough would be five billion dollars for wall slash border security, the bridge act, tps reform. i think
that's in the realm of possibility."but others are more pessimistic about a deal. rep. debbie dingell/d-michigan "the president has not reached out to nancy pelosi since they met december 11th. there have been no discussions."in the meantime thousands of federal employs will year with financial concerns.lorie mccann/furloughed federal worker"i recently had total knee replacement have physical therapy. so at this point, i have to make the hard decision this week, do i the 90 dollars a i pay a bill?"i'm john lorinc reporting. ( will ) next... authorities are investigating how a lion got out and attacked a zoo employee. (ácommercialá)
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conservation center sunday --- after it escaped a locked enclosure during a routine cleaning. and now that intern's family is speaking out.( darya ) that intern has been identified as 22- year-old alexandra black. she was a recent graduate of indiana state university. park officials say she had been working there for about two weeks before the attack --- and saying she was under the supervision of a full time employee when the attack happened. and her family issued released the following statement: "she was a
beautiful young womwan, who had just started her career. there was a terrible accident and we are in mourning. but she died following her passion." park officials say they are greatful for alexandra's work and to her family. ( will ) the lion was ultimately shot and killed by local sheriffs. an investigation into how the lion got out of it's enclosure is still underway. ( darya ) coming up after the break... we'll hear from a family who's house caught fire because of a christmas gift. we'll explain.
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will again be quite chilly dropping into the low 30's at times during evenings and early mornings and into the low to mid 50's during the afternoon. into the latter part of the week chances of showers will rise.windy conditions to ring in the new year as skies remain sunny and dry. temperatures will again be quite chilly dropping into the low 30's at times during
spoke with the family who says a hoverboard exploded and started the blaze. melissa bodiford/fire victim: "boom boom boom boom just blowing up all i can do is grab my daughter grabbed everyone and try and get out." melissa bodiford her daughter , niece and 11 year old son brodie are lucky to be alive after their palm coast home on buttonbush lane went up in flames.brodie hamilton/fire victim: "i had to open the back patio door and lower every one out. i busted through the back patio door." his mother says the cause of the fire was a hoverboard brodie got for christmas. melissa bodiford/fire victim: "the hover board blew up. i seen it blow up."palm coast fire chief jerry forte says the fire was intense.reporter: "was the hover board the cause of this fire?"chief jerry forte/palm coast fire department: "it's hard to determine if the hover board but it was in close proximity to the mattress which was readily burning by the time we got here."the family says the decision to watch a popular new movie -- may have actually saved their lives.melissa bodiford/fire victim: "shout out to birdbox, if it wasn't for everyone talking about that movie, to go for me to to watch it and for all of us sat in the front room i would not have my son, my daughter, or my niece."heavy smoke filled each room:chief jerry forte/palm coast fire department: "the center of the fire was right near the mattress and by the mattress was the hover board and other toys and things on the floor." crews were able to find this one wheel of the hoverboard
but everything else seem to be destroyed. melissa bodiford/fire victim: "i just think those things need to be banned out of stores, now they need to go."the chief says the family used a hose and tried to put out the fire.don't do this, get out.meanwhile to help the family recover--- the community is taking up donations. ( will ) both the niners and raiders were in action last night. let's start with the 49ers...taking on the rams, who already issued them one ugly loss this season. things got out of reach for the niners pretty quickly. lets jump to the 3rd quarter... rams up 31-10.
jared goff with the 29 yard pass to josh reynolds. rams extend their lead to 38-10... 9 minutes later... rams leading by 21... goff finds who else? josh reynolds... as they connect again for another touchdown. nick mullens tried to get his team back into it. 4th quarter now. the 2 yard pass to kendrick bourne...niners still trail 48-24... 2:20 left in mullens with the 43 yard pass to george kittle.that pass kittle sets an all time single season receiving yards by a tight end with but the niners would ultimately rams...48-32. ( will ) the raiders had a tough one at the arrowhead. 1st quarter... patrick mahomes with the 67 yard pass to tyreek hill. chiefs on the board early 7-0. 7 minutes later... derek carr's throws an interception... which leads to a touchdown. that pretty much summed up the way the day was gonna go for the raiders. chiefs up 14-0. 2nd quarter... oakland kicks field goal to get on the board and those would be the only points the raiders could muster all day. 3rd quarter patrick mahomes with the 89 yard pass to demarcus robinson... chiefs pile on... now 28-3. chiefs go on to win and they clinch the number
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rule as king of the box office? rick damigella has the countdown. "don't follow in my footsteps and do what i did. put work in front of family. family is the most important thing.""the mule" was one of three movies to enjoy a holiday bump at the box office. the clint eastwood drama stayed in fifth place this week, but ended the weekend with 11-point-eight million dollars, up 24-percent over last weekend."for the last two years, i've been the one and only spider-gwen." "spider-man: into the spider- verse" enjoyed a ten percent increase, with a fourth place finish of 18-point-three million. this brings the animated wall crawler's domestic total to almost 104 million dollars."the only person you can show yourself around is me. okay?"(nat nods) "bumblebee" kept buzzing in third place, on ticket sales of twenty-point-five million. "some people like to splash and sing. can you imagine that?""mary poppins returns" sat politely in second, with 28-million, up 19-percent over the previous weekend, bringing the practically perfect in
every way nanny just shy of the 100-million dollar mark. "permission to come aboard?" permission to stay in first place, granted. "aquaman" easily fended off challengers to his box office throne this weekend, swimming off with 51-point-six million dollars. jason momoa's aquatic adventure is now the third highest grossing movie of the d-c-e-u, with just nearly 749 million dollars in global ticket sales. in hollywood, i'm rick damigella. coming up in coming up in the next