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tv   KRON 4 News at 4am  KRON  January 9, 2019 4:00am-4:30am PST

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(robin) good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron 4 morning news.im robin winston.lets start this morning with a check on weather and traffic.
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a few lingering showers across the bay and maybe even a few rolls of thunder early on before skies clear later in the day. daytime highs will peak up into the upper 50's and low 60's again, as they will also tomorrow. skies tomorrow will clear out before more rain is likely friday.
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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 ) a choice between 'right and wrong'. that's how president trump characterized the need for a wall along the southern border in his speech last night to the nation. but democrats dismissed the rhetoric -- and blamed the president for shutting down part of the government. camila bernal has highlights from the primetime speeches. president trump: "my fellow americans"from the oval office -- president trump speaking to the world -- about the u-s / mexico border.president trump: "this is a humanitarian crisis. a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul." president trump: "all americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal migration. it strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages."the president demanding nearly six billion dollars to fund a barrier at the border.president trump: "this barrier is absolutely critical to border security." but democrats disagree.sen. chuck schumer / -d- minority leader: "the symbol of america should be the statue of liberty not a 30 foot wall."on
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the opposite end of pennsylvania avenue -- in the s of the house nancy pelosi and senate minority leader chuck schumer rebutted the president's claims.sen. chuck schumer / -d- minority leader: "democrats and the president both want stronger border security. however, we sharply disagree with the president about the most effective way to do it."the wall is at the center of the second longest government shutdown on record. about 800 thousand federal workers are furloughed or working without pay.rep. nancy pelosi / -d- house speaker: "president trump must stop holding the american people hostage and stop manufacturing a crisis, and must reopen the government."despite the dueling speeches -- the president plans to meet with democratic and republican leaders wednesday -- to see if there can be a solution that ends the shutdown.president trump: "hopefully we can rise above partisan politics in order to support national security."in washington -- i'm camila bernal. ( robin ) congressman eric swalwell of the east bay took to twitter with his response saying the president
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does not want border security. he wants border theater. period. and mexico isn't paying for it. we all are. with this costly #trumpshutdo wn."we're going to build a wall. and mexico is going to pay for it. indirectly." promised no presidential candidate. #trumpshutdown ( robin ) california senator dianne feinstein released this statement following president trump's oval office speech: "what democrats don't support ...is spending billions and billions of dollars on a wall... that won't help protect our country. it's not realistic. it's not necessary. and it's not where we should focus our attention or resources." ( robin ) our coverage of this story continues online at kron4 dot com... there we have posted president trump's speech in its entirety... as well as responses from the democrats- senate minority leader chuck schumer and house speaker nancy pelosi... also, hear what senator bernie sanders has to say to president trump .. why he is demanding the shutdown end...
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all that on kron4 dot ( robin ) back here in the bay area --- police are investigating a deadly shooting in belmont that left a 17-year-old football player dead... and the gunman is still on the loose. the teen's body was recovered in an elementary school parking lot. kron 4's j.r. stone is following the story and has the latest on the investigation. this is 17 year old mohammad othman. a teenager found outside central elementary school in belmont monday night. life saving efforts were given but othman was pronounced dead at the scene. officers say he had been shot. they origionally responded to the school after receiving a call from his family members saying they believed he was at the school and concerned for his safety. tuesday belmont police with the help of other departments searched this pleasanton house on blossom court. it's unclear what the connection is to the case but neighbors tell me the homeowner moved here from belmont over a year ago. police believe othman knew his killer but won't say what the
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connection is. the young man was a football player at carlmont high school in belmont. his coach jake messina described him as a "happy go lucky kid" who was "fun to be around" and a big part of the school winning a championship. ( robin ) that was j-r stone reporting. at this point no arrests have been made. many neighbors told j-r that they didn't feel comfortable going on camera talking about the case. ( robin ) we are continuing to follow the school threat in the north bay where a 14- year old napa middle school student is in custody after he allegedly planned a columbine type attack on two schools. kron 4's maureen kelly has the details of what police say the young suspect intended to do. a columbine type esk event - a mass casuality event. were people were going to be hurt or killedénapa police say they were tipped to the threat to river middle school and vintage high back december 31st.according to investigators - the 14 year old suspect threatened to kill another student - who knew about the plot.if i had to
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characterize what this young man was planning and plotting to do it would be columbine esk, if you will explosives handgrenades knives those types of things were part of the planning process that would've been something that would've been, if came to for wishon that may have been something we could've facedthe suspect was arrested on january 2nd.news of the alleged plot had some parents pretty upset. including one who didn't want to appear on camera.my daughter is 12 and it really scared me i am i didn't want to have my daughter come to school today, some parents have expressed being upset at the district for not alertting them sooner but police say they were still ruling out the possibility that there were other suspects involved up until monday afternoon.at this point the napa police aren't saying if any weapons were seized. they did say it appeared the teen was in the early planning stages of this attack....but was being very agressive in getting his plot in motion. police say they did not find any kind of hit list and do not know what the suspect's
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motive might have been. maureen kelly kron4 news. ( robin ) in the south bay -- the latest series of winter storms tuesday caused some heavy rain and high winds in the santa cruz mountains. drivers met with slick roads and downed trees after the storm. crews say that more often than not it is the tall fir trees, not the redwoods, which are most vulnerable to high winds. three homes suffered serious damage -- but no one was hurt. < "....there was just this loud crash, we thought it was some kind of explosion, we didn't know what was happening....">( robin ) highway- 9 was closed for much of the day tuesday between felton andsanta cruz as cal-trans shored up an ever- worsening slip out near paradise park. the c-h-p responded to several accidents on rain-slick highway 17. ( robin ) the north bay is
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one of the areas that was expected to get hit the hardest... kron 4's charles clifford went to marin county to have a look at how people are keeping a close eye on the trees, and creeks that can turn into rivers.. natstuesday afternoon, only a light rain fell across most of marin county. some of the aftermath of recent storms was still visible, including this fallen eucalyptus in san rafael.sotwell, it's getting ramped up.san rafael resident kerry hansen lives along san rafael creek. following heavy rain on sunday the normally sleepy creek came alive. now he's keeping a close eye on the water.sotit turns into a river and then it goes back down. we have retaining walls so i think we are going to be ok.sotwe need to have breaks in between the rain so it has a chance to absorb. christine cilento also lives in san rafael. she likes the mix oft went to rodeo beach and the tops of the hills are just starting to turn green so that good.and even though there's rain in the forecast, both drought conditions next summer.
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soti think it's looking pretty good so far.soti think we are looking pretty good on rain. we have to have some optimism going, right? ( robin ) john will be keeping an eye on conditions all morning long for you. you can also stay informed on bay area weather with the kron-4 mobile app. there you will find full forecasts...interactive radar.. and get push alerts when breaking news happens in your neighborhood. it's all on the kron-4 mobile app (robin) coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... a community is shocked after a local soccer coach is arrested in a child sex sting. (robin) and then... we'll hear from governor newsome on his plan to prepare for future wildfires.
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(robin) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast. a few lingering showers across the bay and maybe even a few rolls of thunder early on before skies clear later in
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the day. daytime highs will peak up into the upper 50's and low 60's again, as they will also tomorrow. skies tomorrow will clear out before more rain is likely friday.
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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
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the toll to 101.
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( robin ) new this morning... deputy attorney over seeing the muin the coming weeks. according to reports --- he has told the president and white house officials that he plans to leave around january 15th --- the same trump's nominee for attorney general william barr would take office following his senate confirmation hearings. sources say rosentein has been thinking about leaving for a while --- and only ever planned to serve for about 2 years. he's been over seeing the mueller investigation since former attorney general jeff sessions recuesed himself. ( robin ) employees at the u-s food and drug administration are expressing concern that the partial government shutdown could threaten the health and safety of the american people. furloughed f-d-a staffers say they believe the agency is doing the best it can during the shutdown, but there
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are fears the longer it goes, the more likely americans could be at risk. in a statement, the f-d-a commissioner says the agency is working to perform critical functions and focus on consumer protection. but he admits a good deal of routine agency and review work has slowed down. about 41 percent of the f-d-a workforce is off the job due to the shutdown. (robin) still ahead on the kron four morning news... the flu season has cuased the first death of the season here in the bay area. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast.
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(robin) welcome back to the kron four morning news. i'm tracking your entertainment headlines today... we've got another look at one of the most anticipated movies of 20-19 and an actor being recognized for his life's work. david daniel has that and more in the hollywood minute. (nat-blast)"that was a photon blast."here's the latest look at "captain marvel," as the super-hero played by brie (bree) larson shows off more of her unearthly powers. samuel-l jackson and jude law co-star in the movie, which blasts into theaters march eighth."the way i see it, we can do whatever we want." "venom" made 855-million dollars worldwide, so you know what that means! let's say it
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together: "they're making a sequel." variety reports, sony has hired one of the screenwriters on the comic book flick to write and executive produce the follow-up, and star tom hardy is set to return."she has a whole other take..." award-winning actor, writer and director alan alda is receiving this year's sag life achievement award... and set to present it is another renowned hollywood hyphenate. tom hanks, who co-starred with alda in "bridge of spies," will honor him january 27th, at the 25th annual screen actors guild awards. two silver foxes for a silver anniversary. in hollywood, i'm david daniel. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. (robin) and here's a live look outside... at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll be back with more of your kron
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4 back with more of your kron 4 morning news after the break.
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(robin) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast.
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a few lingering showers across the bay and maybe even a few rolls of thunder early on before skies clear later in the day. daytime highs will peak up into the upper 50's and low 60's again, as they will also tomorrow. skies tomorrow will clear out before more rain is likely friday. major hot spot in san jose overturned

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