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the russian river after this week's storms. they are looking for any hazards or any one who may need help. kron4's haaziq madyun has a look at the efforts. sotthat trailer is just one of the hazards spotted by the forestville fire department boat patrol here in the russian river in the town of forestvillesot forestville fire engineer bob gromala talks about the next patrolsot
hazards"another potential hazard power lines that are usually way over head are now dangerously close because this section of the river has risen over 40-feetsotthere goes another forestville fire patrol boat. they also use jetski's to patrol. over head mutual aid by a calfire helicopter sotwhat does this 16 1/2 year forestville fire fighter think of the damage caused by this floodsot there was no one in need of help on this patrol. however
as the river recedes forestville fire department officials say they are standing by just in case they are needed...in forestville haaziq madyun kron4news (robin) in the east bay... oakland teachers will be on strike for a seventh day today. this comes after the teachers union says the district did the right thing in cancelling yesterday's meeting... in light of the largely empty classrooms and the on-going negotiations. the majority of students have not crossed the picket lines and are staying out of classrooms. it's not clear if both sides are getting any closer to reaching a deal. (robin) and more teachers in the east bay could soon strike. this is video as teachers walked out of california high school in san ramon yesterday. the demonstration happened during the lunch hour-- and did not disrupt classes. teachers also walked out during lunchtime at country club elementary. teachers with the san ramon valley unified school district are currently voting to authorize a strike as contract
negotiations are entering their final stage. they are asking for smaller class sizes.. and more than a three percent salary increase. (robin) in the south bay... four down and one to go... a fourth- suspect has been arrested in connection with a 2009 cold case murder investigation in santa cruz. as kron four's rob fladeboe has the story. jeff rosell/santa cruz county county district attorneysanta cruz county d.a. jeff rosell on thursday announcing the arrest of this man, 32-year-old ivan ramirez tapia in mexico, in connection with the october 2009 murder of 16 year-old tyler tenorio, of santa cruz.jeff rosellon october 16, 2009, tyler tenorio, a junior at santa cruz high school, was fatally stabbed dring an altercation with several gang members near
the 7-eleven at the corner of laurel and chestnut streets. an american citizen, tapia fled to durango, mexico, where he was tracked down with the help of the fbi. bertram farries/f.b.i.besides tapia, three other besides tapia, three other suspected gang members have been implicated in the case and a fourth suspect is also thought have fled to mexico. the d.a. says law enforcement wont rest until all of those involved in the killing have been brought to justice.jeff rosell/santa
cruz county district attorney rob fladeboe/santa cruz "....ivan tapia is being held without bail here in the santa cruz county jail. he is scheduled to be arraigned friday on charges of murder with several gang enhancements. in santa cruz rob fladeboe ron4news (robin) also in the east bay... investigators believe slick roads played a factor in a crash... that killed three family members. it happened on interstate- 80... not far from the bay bridge toll plaza yesterday. the family's car crashed into a big- rig stopped on the side of westbound interstate- 80 in oakland maze. two women and a man died in the crash... a 17 year old was taken to the hospital. police say... the teen is related to the three people who died. they also believe speed may have been a factor in the crash. (robin) we now know the
identity of the victim who was buried by the landslide at fort funstson in san francisco. here are pictures of the woman. 22- year old kyra sunshine scarlet was walking with her dog and a friend, when a landslide happened. her friend and the dog both made it out alive.however ... scarlett's body has yet to be found. originally from florida and utah, she had been living in oakley at the time of the landslide. (robin) coming up next on the kron 4 morning news ... a lawsuit for an officer- involved shooting in vallejo... what the victim's attorney is demanding in the lawsuit. (robin) and here's a live look outside... at the embarcadero. (ácommercialá) (ácommercialá)
(robin) the snow pack in the sierra is well above average. that's according to state water officials. and while that may keep us out of drought conditions. it could also pose some flooding threats when the temperatures get warmer. capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala explains. az: here at the sierra at tahoe parking lot you can see mountains and mountains of snow have just piled up, towering over some of the cars you see behind me. this after a month full of snow storms, which made for a record smashing snow survey.((chris orrock)) "california has had a
cold and wet february in fact i just found out in talking to some of the staff at sierra at tahoe that this february broke all records that they've ever had for the month of february as far as snow fall, in fact they were inches away for the most snow fall in any given month."snow flakes flurrying across the sierra at phillips station thursday... another promising snow survey state wide showing the snow pack at 153% average.proof of the powerful snow storms reflected as the department of water resource's twelve foot measuring pole plunged nearly all the way into the ground... homes nearby buried in white. the survey at this site showing a snow depth of 113 inches.dwr engineers say its stormed so much, collecting some of this month's data will take longer than usual.((john king- dwr engineer)) "there's been a lot of storms that have come in so our surveyors haven't had an opportunity to go our yet."while the state's drought conditions improved significantly this month... the dwr says all this snow pack could pose a potential flooding threat..((mike anderson - dwr climatologist)) "there is the possibility of a
faster melt if you see warmer than average conditions. we'll keep track and pay attention to the forecast and work with snow survey team to anticipate how much melt is happening each week."az: more snow is on the way this weekend. the next survey is in the beginning of april. tag. (robin) and because of all the snow... this year heavenly, northstar, and kirkwood resorts are going to extend their ski season due the record breaking amounts of snow falling in the sierra. heavenly mountain resort will extend their season through april 28th northstar and kirkwood will extend to april 21. (robin) welcome back. checking in on your
burris is demanding body camera video be released. he says mc-coy was shot 25 times after being startled awake by police. officers say mccoy suddenly began to move and reached for a handgun on his lap. the police department has not yet responded to the lawsuit. (robin) as communities around the country deal with water contamination issues ... lawmakers want to ensure americans have access to clean and safe drinking water. a new proposed bill would provide 35 billion dollars a year for water infrastructure. the money is for projects like replacing leaking pipes in schools and communities. bay area representative ro khanna is one of the sposors of the bill. the bill would also work to update wells and septic systems in rural areas. supporters say, the plan would create up to one -million new jobs. (robin) first it was happening in many cities here the easy bay and now the disturbing game is back...and
has made its way to manteca.... police are warning students and parents about a dangerous game in some local high schools. reporter kristi gross tells us how the senior assassination game is ááputting teens at risk... teens playing with brightly colored toy guns and foam darts may seem innocent enough--- but police say the game they're playing has the potential to turn deadly. nathaniel palacios/ former manteca unified student student it could be misidentified as an actually firearm which would be dangerous to the people around you. -nppeople are talking about the dangers of the pay-to-play, --- senior assassination game--- where groups of students are given targets to shoot with water or dart guns and the last student standing wins cash. nat pop: nerf gunit's a senior tradition--- manteca unified school district and manteca police are trying to end... lt. stephen schluer/ manteca police spokeman they're kids and they're just trying to have fun playing a game but you have to take into the whole consideration that it is a very dangerous game. -ss police say they've gotten at least four calls in just the last week involving the game.
some students are taking the game too far. we've had prowler calls where a resident is calling in that a person in dark clothing is up on their front porch and it looks like they have a gun in their hand and she called the police. and we've had it to where vehicles are chasing each other through town we've had one where they have yelled out i shot you! i shot you! which prompts citizens to call 911. -sssome say the game can easily lead to serious situations... honestly it's just a big risk that really isn't worth taking.-npbecause police have to respond to every call as if it's real. if we get called there's been a shooting and a car is involved we are going pull you over. we're going to have several police officers there in cars and we're going to point guns at you because we don't know. -ssin stockton, kg, (robin) live look outside... at the san francisco international airport.
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a strange fish washed up on shores of santa barbara last week... and now researchers have identified what it actually is. the seven-foot fish is a "hood-winker sunfish"... which is similar to sunfishes found in small aquariums. its only known to be found in places like australia, new zealand and south africa. this is the first time its been seen in north america. (robin)(robin) coming up on the kron-4 morning news at 5... the latest on the flooding in the north bay... kron-4 sara stinson will have a live report of the clean-up. (robin) plus... new details on the deadliest wilfire in california history. p-g and e now saying its equipment may have sparked the devastating camp fire (robin) if you are watching us on the new kronon app - our live news coverage continues at 5. kron on is the bay area's only commercial- free ... 24-hour streaming news service. it
east bay are considering going on strike ... as oakland teachers head to the picket lines for the 7th day. ( darya ) and if you plan to the head to the sierra ... officials say you should go today ... because another storm is on the way. we'll have the latest on the snow conditions. ( darya )( darya ) good morning i'm darya folsom..( james ) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic...