tv KRON 4 News at 4am KRON March 8, 2019 4:00am-4:29am PST
( james ) good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron 4 morning news.im james fletcher.lets start this morning with a check on weather and traffic. (dave)shower activity will continue across mainly the southern portion of the region this morning, tapering off during the day. a weak front is expected to move into the north bay saturday sending another round of light rain across the region with lingering showers possible
( james ) terrifying moments in oakland... after a gunman steals a number of laptops from customers sitting inside an east bay coffee shop... and police say the robber is still on the loose. kron-4's justine waldman has sot it was scary as hell, yes and my poor customers were scared to death toothe owner of world ground in the laurel district ... recalls the moment a masked gunman came into his coffee shop , held people at gunpoint, and demanded the laptops from every customer inside the crowded cafe. he says the gunman had another customer go around and collect the laptops inside a canvas bag.it was one in the afternoon, yuffe fixing pasteries for the next morning when this went down.
sot i saw a man with a gun with a drawn gun so i quickly ran out the backdoor and called 911oakland police tell kron 4 news, the gunman had a bandana over his mouth and was wearing a bright orange security vest and a beanie. he ran away on foot ... with about a half-dozen laptopssot all he wanted was laptops he didnt want cell phones and did not go near thregister laptop thefts from people sitting in cafes is common. now, police are looking a security video from nearby businesses to find this suspect.
( james ) in the south bay... san jose police have arrested a man seen peering into several homes, while naked. and they say this isn't the first time he's been caught. a warning some people may find this video disturbing. we have blurred much of this video... but police say on february 15 and march 5th... 60 year old mark veregge was caught on surveillance video knocking on front doors and peeping into windows. it happened along meadowlands lane... and in a third incident... police say, veregge was wearing a dress as he approached a home. back in 2017 he was arrested on similar charges while he was a lecturer at stanford.
( james ) a south bay community is still in shock. after a mother and her two- young sons are found dead.. from what investigators believe was a murder- suicide. and now, we're learning more about the victims. neighbors tell us, they are trying to come to terms with what happened at this dent avenue apartment in san jose. one of them provided this picture of the two boys... whom she identified as eric and kevin.. ages four and seven. ( james ) the two boys attended lietz elementary school. the district says, students there are being informed... and that grief counselors are on hand. ( james suicide is a major public health concern... and according to the national institute of mental health, more than 40-thousand people die in suicides each year in the united states. suicide
is complicated and tragic... but experts say it is often preventable. yesterday we spoke with mego lien... a sucide prevention manager in santa clara about the warning signs. ( james ) mental health experts say people of all genders, ages, and ethnicities can be at risk. suicidal behavior is complex and there is no single cause. ( james ) more homes will
be available for dozens of homeless and low income people... after the city of san francisco held a grand opening for a new apartment complex . the building has 38 one bedroom apartments, 38 two bedroom apartments and 7 three bedroom apartments. set to move in: 40 formerly homeless families and 43 low income families. at the ceremony, mayor london breed said that the city will build hundreds more affordbale housing units. ( james ) in addition to housing there are also social services available in the building. ( james ) pg&e is again causing controversy. this time because it wants to give its employees bonuses. kron-4's dan kerman explains. ific gas and electric has asked a federal bankruptcy judge to
allow them to give out 235 million dollars in bonuses to thousands of employees, among them vice presidents and managers.sotits disturbing franklymike danko is an attorney for thousands of california wildfire victimssot mike danko/attorney for wildfire victims :19its unfair to pge victims, its inappropriate to pay pge employees bonuses while wildfire victims are living in traliers and parking lots or in tents in burned out lots waiting for aids from pge, some who have been waiting for more than 3 yearsin a statement pg&e says the "incentive plan prioritizes safety and operational excellence (and) ....provides appropriate incentives for our team members to help us achieve our safety and operational goals."in court documents the basis for a raise is based 40% on the companys financial performance
and 50% on safety, however danko points out of that 50% on safety only 10% deals with the safety of the public.sot the reason why we are in this situation is because pge has prioritized profits over safety and the bonus structure they have proposed continues in that traditionstandup dan kerman/sf 1:25pge has asked a bankruptcy judge to hold a hearing on the matter march 27. at pge headquarters, dan kerman kron 4 news. ( james ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... coyotes in this bay area neighborhood... the warning officials have for residents in the area. ( james ) and... alabama works to recover and rebuild from sundays deadly torando.. more severe weather could be heading that way this weekend. ( james ) and here's a live look outside...at the san mateo bridge.
continue across mainly the southern portion of the region this morning, tapering off during the day. a weak front is expected to ntthe north bay saturday sending another round of light rain across the region with lingering showers possible into sunday. dry high pressure returns monday with another chance of light rain by tuesday as another fast moving system passes through.
( james ) in san francisco -- police are looking for two women accused of assaulting and robbing a bus driver yesterday in the twin peaks neighborhood. police say... the incident happened near the corner of burnett avenue and parkridge drive. a spokesman for the muni said, the bus driver confronted the women for not paying the bus fare. that's when an argument started .. which escalated when the attackers started hitting the bus driver a number of times. then, they took the driver's backpack and fled. the two women are said to be 18- years old. the driver did not need to be hospitalized.
( james ) now to the east bay ... where a 16-year-old boy with special needs has gone missing in antioch. here are pictures of the boy. his name is kevin. he was last seen around 3 pm yesterday inside the lowe's store on lone tree way. kevin has a small hump in his back and walks slightly slumped over. he was last seen wearing a black jacket, black sweatpants and tan work boots. police say kevin likes to visit stores in the slatten ranch road area. ( james ) in the south bay... an increasing number of sightings of coyotes and mountain lions are being reported. officials want people to be aware of the wild animals. kron 4's gayle ong has the details. coyotes are on the move..you see one..two..coyotes running free..they were spotted wednesday morning...the suburba saratoga hills..stalking deer.. you see the pair racing over people's driveways and mailboxes.but the deer
definitely concerning."> another concern..mountain lions..wildlife officials caught this 60 pound female mountain lion after someone reported it crossing the area of parker ranch road..in saratoga..santa clara county sheriff's office is urging residents in cupertino and saratoga to be aware of these animals..as it's just the start of coyote season.. ( james )( james ) happening today. president trump will visit alabama to get a first-hand look at the damage done by deadly tornadoes. the national weather service says 12 tornadoes struck alabama on 23 people were killed by the deadly twisters. as residents and officials work on recovery efforts, parts of the state are preparing for more severe weather expected to hit the state this weekend.
( james ) in other national headlines. president trump's former campaign chair paul manafort has been sentenced to 47 months in prison. manafort received a much shorter sentence than prosecutors had argued for. this sentencing is for convictions brought on by special counsel robert mueller's russia investigation. manafort had been convicted of eight counts, including five counts of tax fraud... failure to report foreign defrauding two banks. manafort will receive a second sentencing next week .. in a separate case over witness tampering and conspiracy charged he pleaded gulity to last year. ( james ) warriors star steph curry has revealed a special curry 6 shoe in honor of international womens day. it was designed by 9- year-old riley morrison from napa. she's the girl who wrote a letter to curry ... expressing frustation that curry's shoes were not offered promise to deliver a shoe inspired by riley. here is video from the under armour
twitter ... of curry greeting and hugging riley. the shoe is called the curry 6 "united we win". curry asked riley to add her personal touch to the design. it has a blend of deep purple and white. the sockliner features two girls playing basketball, surrounded by the words "be fearless," "girl power," "be the change," girls hoop too," and "rock the currys." the shoes are on sale now. ( james ) and here's a live look outside... at the golden gate bridge. the hollywood minute is coming up after the break.
( james ) welcome back to the kron four morning news. i'm tracking your entertainment headlines today... today is international women's day, and plenty of women are making things happen in hollywood. david daniel has details in the hollywood minute. (nat) "i'm not gonna fight your war." (nat) "i'm gonna end it.""captain marvel" is the first m-c-u movie with a solo female lead. and marvel executive victoria alonso says the studio is not stopping there."i would like to have the 'black panther' of every single diverse group that watches our films. so, we have 6,000 characters in the vault somewhere. i say, let 'em out.
let all of them out. we don't care what color skin, men, women, non-defined, gay, straight, it doesn't matter." "i know what everyone thinks of me, but just because i was lucky enough to get this job doesn't mean i'm stupid enough to lose it." (nat)"what exactly is wrong with my bits?" "you're a little old and a little white."t-v host emma thompson gets a comedy makeover from new writer mindy kaling in "late night." kaling also wrote and produced the comedy... the first trailer just dropped, and the movie opens in june.(singing) "i'm a soul survivor, i made it through the fire..."rita ora's anthem "soul survivor" is perfect for the v-h-1 trailblazer honors recognizing powerful women who aim to improve the world. this year's special includes cher celebrating house speaker nancy pelosi, and mindy kaling honoring ava duvernay. the show airs tonight on v-h-1. in hollywood, i'm ( james ) and here's a live look outside... at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll be back with more of