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we'll see you tomorrow. [applause] rare sight in the bay area... snow! a storm system moving through today... bringing snow to mountain peaks all across our region. and it's not over yet. more snow is expected overnight as temperatures continue to drop. good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm vicki liviakis. (grant) and i'm grant lodes. lets take a live look at stormtracker 4 showers are expected red throughout the night... and that will bring snow to higher elevations. lets check in
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with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow... lawrence karnow: cold showers continued across the bay area with reports of hail an even snow. snow showers will continue and there is a winter weather advisory for bay area mountains above 1,000 feet. snow showers could lower to 400 feet. doppler radar is showing the showers and snow and sleet now. blizzard warnings are up for the sierra with as much as 5 feet of snow and whiteout conditions expected overnight. tomorrow will start with showers and snow before clearing with cold temperatures highs will only be in the 40s to low 50s. there's a slight chance of a few lingering showers on wednesday morning before clearing. more rain is possible this friday and the weekend.
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(vicki) thanks lawrence. and we have team coverage tonight of the snow falling in the bay area. (grant) kron 4's charles clifford is live on mount diablo... where snow fell on the summit today. chuck how is it looking there tonight?
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well, here on mt diablo on monday it was a consistently cold day. in the morning as moisture moved through there was snow falling. especially near the summit which is about 4849 feet. they had heavy flurries up there. the roadways were slick as the snow would melt and then freeze on the roads and parking lots. by mid morning state parks, which operates mt diablo, had closed down the summit and people were being stopped at the juniper campground below the summit.through out the day the rain and snow let up and as we head into the evening hours we are expecting more rain and possibly snow over night and into tuesday morning. if anyone is headed up here keep in mind that you probably wont be able to reach the summit and that the roadway will be slick.in contra costa county, charles clifford kron 4 news
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(grant) niles canyon road in alameda county is back open tonight ... after being blocked by fallen boulders earlier today. the road was closed for several hours between fremont and sunol. cal trans needed to bring in heavy equipment to clear the big rocks... and that took time. but the road r-eopened abouan hour ago. (grant) don't forget you can stay connected on the weather in your neighborhood with the kron-4 mobile app. there you will find full forecasts...and an interactive radar. you can also get push alerts on bay area storms. all with the kron-4 mobile app (vicki) happening now... search and rescue teams are looking for a san francisco couple after they never returned from a camping
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trip. the couple was reportedly camping in the mendocino national forest in glen county. that is about an hour and a half west of chico. they were reported missing on friday this is a picture of 21- year-old carlos hernandez and his girlfriend 18-year-old maia herman-kitami. they are from san francisco... were reportedly planning to go off-roading. police are now looking for this 2004 yellow jeep wrangler with license plate number 7-n-a-j- 2-4-0. number 7-n-a-j-2-4-0. (grant) another big story tonight... we're learning teachers in oakland couldwalk off the job as soon as the end of this month... as they overwhelmingly vote to authorize a strike. (vicki) kron 4's dan kerman is in oakland tonight where the announcement was just made... dan what can you tell us? monday afternoon the president of the oakland education association announced what many expected.. that oakland teachers have authorized a strike if they can't reach a contract agreement.sot keith brown/oea presidentsot john
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sasaki/oakland unified school district john sasaki with the oakland unified school district says he hopes the two sides will continue to meet and avoid a walkout.. but he says steps are being taken just in case it happens.sot 120/depend on our schools
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(grant) (grant) (grant) two people killed in a wrong way crash on highway 101 in san francisco have been identified. yesterday morning, police say 21- year-old kayla wilson drove onto the vermont street on-ramp headed southbound in the northbound lanes. they say she first side swiped two cars - then continued around a bend...where she hit a mini-van head on. the man driving that van was killed.. and has been identified as 40-year-old waheed etimad from concord. wilson also died in the crash, and nine other people were injured. a go fund me page has been set up for etimad. his friend says he was a father of seven-- and had immigrated to the u-s four years ago, seeking a better life for his kids. etimad was a student during the day and drove for uber at night. you can find a link to the go-fund-me page on our website at kron-4 dot com.
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(vicki)now that the super bowl is behind us, the raiders' stadium saga is the n-f-l's biggest story...(grant) and it appears the team may be getting closer to finalizing a deal to play the 20-19 season at oracle park in san francisco... kron 4's kate rooney is here with the details. (kate) it's looking possible but there are still a lot of factors in play...reports surfaced yesterday that the raiders were nearing a deal to share newly anointed oracle park with the giants this fall...but no one is quite ready to make an official announcment last night reports suggested a deal was all but done...however , neither the giants nor the raiders would comment today...san francisco's oracle park has been tossed around as a possible home for the raiders since december...that 's when the team announced it was pulling out of a one-year lease extension at the oakland
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coliseum...a response to the city's anti-trust lawsuit against the raiders and the nfl...oakland city councilmember no-el gallo told me today that for mark davis and the raiders to even consider playing in san franciso would be disrespectful to a fan base that continues to support the team. and san francisco supervisor matt haney, whose district includes oracle park, said there are many factors áasideá from the product on the field to consider. matt haney says: "we'd have a lot of serious things to talk about, you know, how are we going to deal with all the people, with the transportation, with public safety, with our infrastructure. we haven't started having those conversations yet. you know we're going to have the warriors arena opening up in the fall, we want to make sure that they're not having games at the same time and having those conflicts, so if they do choose to go down this route, we have a lot of things that we have to talk about, and those negotiations haven't even started yet." another factor is the 49ers...legally, that team would have to waive territorial rights in san francisco to make room for the
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raiders. the 49ers aren't commenting, but sources familiar with the situation say the team has ánotá waived its rights, and even if it did, the matter would require n-f-l approval. so the moral so the moral of this story so far seems to be you can't make all of the people happy all of the time. (grant) coming up... the fate of a notorious drug lord is now in the hands of a jury. what happened on the first day of deliberations for el chapo. (vicki) we're just a day away from president trump's 2nd state of the union address. we'll take a look at what we can expect to hear from the president tomorrow night. (grant) plus after the break... the rainy and windy weather... causing a lot of problems on roads across the bay area. we'll take a look at the latest conditions.
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closed state highway 35 in san mateo county. it's happening on skyline boulevard... about halfway between cupertino and la honda. you can see the signs saying the road is closed. and according to san mateo county officials... it could take more than a week for crews to clean up the mess and get the road reopened. (vicki) and the rain caused problem on roads across the bay area. there were multiple accidents reported. one crash caused a serious backup for commuters in the east bay. kron 4's haaziq madyun reports. a load of tree lumber and debris blocking the #2 and #3 lanes here on northbound 242
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just south of the grant avenue exit in concordthe major traffic hazard occurred around 9:45am as the rain came down pretty heavy in the east bay according to the california highway patrol, a three vehicle collision involving two passenger vehicles and one vehicle carrying the load of debris that was dumped onto the freeway. all three vehicles had to be towed away. no reports of any injuries traffic was slowed to a crawl as it was reduced to a single lane while caltrans crews cleared the roadway. took about 2-hours to get it reopenedon hwy 242 in concord haaziq madyun kron4news (grant) tracking the storm in the bay area-- and the intense snowfall in the sierra. this is video from interstate 80 at castle peak today. you can see the white out conditions bringing traffic to a standstill-- as the c-h-p closed the highway, stranding some drivers. (vicki) and taking a look at conditions in tahoe right now... this is a live picture
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from donner summit. let's check in with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. (anchor) taking a live look at stormtracker 4 radar... (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: cold showers continued across the bay area with reports of hail an even snow. snow showers will continue and there is a winter weather advisory for bay area mountains above 1,000 feet. snow showers could lower to 400 feet. doppler radar is showing the showers and snow and sleet now. blizzard warnings are up for the sierra with as much as 5 feet of snow and whiteout conditions expected overnight. tomorrow will start with showers and snow before clearing with cold temperatures highs will only be in the 40s to low 50s. there's a slight chance of a few lingering showers on wednesday morning before clearing. more rain is possible this friday and the weekend.
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new york city this morning: a caravan of armored vehicles bringing the accused mexican drug lord known as el chapo to the federal courthouse in
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brooklyn.tonight a jury is deciding the fate of 61 year old joaquin guzman,he's charged wiith ten counts of consipracy and drug smuggling... conviction could bring a life sentence. the world's most wanted drug lord, joaquin el chapo guzman the flamboyant defendant gained worldwide notoriety by twice breaking out of mexican jails.guzman has been held in solitary confinement since his extradition to the u=s two years ago.nat you're not lying are you?during his eleven=week trial prosecutors played incriminating wiretaps don't shoot anyone who sells cocaine ...drug trafficking is a culture that was passed on from our ancestorsthe u=s attorneys said drug smuggling made el chapo a billionaire fourteen times over they described his dark and lavish lifestyle ... a gold=plated assault rifle .... a diamond studded pistol and a text to his wife joking about giving an ak=47 to their six month old daughterthey said he smuggled mountains of drugs into the u=s. using secret tunnels ... prinvate planes ... fishing boats ... oil tankers ... even submarines. more than a dozen former associates testified against el chapo... including the technician who said he was hired to install spyware so
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the drug lord could eavesdrop on subordinates.defense attorneys said they were all liars who were only seeking leniency for themselves.they rested theur case after only half an hour.guzman himself never took the stand. (grant) the jury has retired for the night without a verdict ... here you can see el chapo's wife and lawyer as they left the courthouse. the delierations are due to resume tomorrow. (vicki) still ahead... get ready for major changes to the bart schedule. why many early riders are not happy. (grant) and the embattled virginia governor says he will not resign. how he's
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trying to move past a decades- old racist photo.
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(grant) taking a live look at stormtracker 4 radar... you can see the scattered you can see the scattered showers all over the bay area... and the blue you are seeing means snow.
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(vicki) developing news tonight... the governor of virginia wants more time... while a firestorm of controversy over a decades old racist photo surrounds him. (grant) democratic governor ralph northam held meetings today as members of his own party call for his resignation. mary moloney explains. nats: ralph resign!protesters gather oside virginia's capitol as the governor huddles inside with staff. ralph northam is trying to figure out how to move away from this racist photo. it appeared on his page from his 1984 medical school yearbook. initially, the governor said he was in the photo.gov. ralph northam / -d- virginia: i accept responsibility for my past actions24 hours later, northam changed his tune.gov. ralph northam / -d- virginia saturday: i'm telling the truth today. that was not my picture.almost instantly, members of both parties called for his resignation.kirk cox / speaker of the virginia house
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of delegates: the governor has lost the confidence of the people and cannot effectively govern.rep. jamie raskin / -d- maryland: we don't think there is place for this in the 21st century.wes bellamy / friend of gov. northam: i believe him to be a good person, however i think for the betterment of our commonwealth of virginia, he has to step down and step aside.according to virginia's constitution, a governor can be removed from office, but it's not easy.kirk cox / speaker of the virginia house of delegates: and obviously on impeachment, that's a very high standard. and so that's why i think we've called for resignation. we hope that's what the governor does. i think that be less pain for everyone.as the governor asks for time, and space, to make his decision, he remains in power but with little support. justin fairfax / lt. governor of virginia: i believe the governor's has to make a decision that's in the best interest of the commonwealth of virginia.i'm mary moloney reporting. (grant) next on kron4 news at 5... a plane crashes into a home in southern california... killing everyone inside. we'll have the latest on we'll have the latest on the investigation.
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(vicki) and some wild weather and some wild weather in the bay area today- as we see snow on our mountain peaks. we'll have the latest after the break.
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there are moments in life that leave a lasting impression. like the feeling of movement as a new journey begins, or the sight of soft fur, warmed by the morning sun. you might remember new flavours, the sound of an old friend's laugh, or a view that defies all expectations. these are the memories that stay with you, long after the moments have passed. (grant) tonight at 5:30... we are tracking the snow that is falling in the bay area. this is video from mount diablo in the east bay... but we are also seeing snow in the north bay on top of mount tam, mount saint helena in napa, as well as mount hamilton in san jose.
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(vicki) this as rain is still falling in the bay area... taking a look at stormtracker 4 radar. you can see the wet spots tonight. chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is here now with the latest on the wild weather we are seeing. (anchor) taking a live look at stormtracker 4 radar... (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: cold showers continued across the bay area with reports of hail an even snow. snow showers will continue and there is a winter weather advisory for bay area mountains above 1,000 feet. snow showers could lower to 400 feet. doppler radar is showing the showers and snow and sleet now. blizzard warnings are up for the sierra with as much as 5 feet of snow and whiteout conditions expected overnight. tomorrow will start with showers and snow before clearing with cold temperatures highs will only be in the 40s to low 50s. there's a slight chance of a few lingering showers on wednesday morning before
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clearing. more rain is possible this friday and the weekend. (vicki)(vicki) the weekend. this friday and rain is possible clearing. more rain is possible this friday and the weeken

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