tv KRON 4 News at 6am KRON March 8, 2019 6:00am-7:01am PST
of 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 into sunday. dry high pressure returns monday with another chance of light rain by
tuesday as another fast moving system passes through. longer range trends then suggest potential for drier weather through the end of next week. 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. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( james ) (ááá2 shotááá) our big story
out of the south bay. a man who is a stanford lecturer is behind bars after he was seen peeping into several homes.. naked.( darya ) and this is not the first time he has been caught. kron4's sara stinson is live in the san jose with more.sara? in the south bay... san jose police have arrested a man seen peeping into several homes, while naked. 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. this isn't the first time he has been arrested for prowling... back in 2017 he was arrested on similar charges while he was a lecturer at stanford.
thanks sara. ( darya ) in the east bay . a 10-thousand dollar reward is being offered to catch a masked gunman ... who stole laptops from customers inside an oakland coffee shop. the armed robbery happened at the "world ground" cafe. the gunman stormed the place and demanded the laptops from every customer inside. police are looking at security video from nearby businesses to find the robber. the owner says heard what was
( james ) new charges have been filed against the man accused of being the nor-cal rapist. prosecutors in sacramento county say... roy charles waller is linked to sex attacks against two women in davis back in 1997. that brings the total number of victims to nine ... in six counties. waller pleaded not guilty and was arrested based on d-n-a evidence found last september at u-c berkeley ... where he worked as a safety specialist. authorities say... waller broke into homes late at night ... between 1991 and 2006 ... often assaulting his victims repeatedly. (á2 shotá)( darya ) people who lost their homes in the 20- 17 tubbs fire in coffey park are eligible for up to 100 thousand dollars to help them rebuild their homes --- as long as they haven't already started to do so.( james ) the funding is through the city of santa rosa's cal-home disaster assistance program. to be eligible --- you can't have already started to rebuild or repair your home. and you must have lived in the area before the fires and intend to be the owner after
repairs are done. applications to the gap funding are available online --- and at a community meeting march 11th at the finley center in santa rosa. the meeting is scheduled to begin 6 p-m next monday. (á2 shotá)( james ) pg&e is again causing controversy. this time because it wants to give its employees bonuses.( darya ) it's especially eye-opening... because the utility has recently filed for bankruptcy and it could be on the hook for billions of dollars for its role in california wildfires. kron 4's dan kerman got reaction from a lawyer for wildfire victims. in a recent filing pacific 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 ) in the south bay... coyote season has started... and an increasing number of sightings are being reported. santa clara county sheriff's office is warning residents to be aware of mountain lions and coyotes. two coyotes were seen wednesday morning in the saratoga hills. city officials say coyotes are not uncommon in saratoga..and if you come across a coyote, the city encourages residents to avoid eye contact and try to leave the area calmly.. ( james ) another concern... mountain lions.
wildlife officials caught a 60 pound female mountain lion after someone reported it crossing the area of parker ranch road..in saratoga. it has been sedated, tagged and released to a nature reserve in santa clara county. wildlife officials say if you come across a mountain line to yell, make noise and fight back if it attacks you. ( james ) a federal judge in california is trying to ensure that migrants are fully protected by the u-s constitution. judges in the ninth circuit ruled today that immigrants seeking asylum in the u-s should be able to appeal if their claim is rejected. as current u-s law stands, if migrants don't have credible fear of persecution in their home countries and their claim is denied, they face expedited removal from the u-s. the appeals court says that law violates judicial rulings guaranteeing protection under the u-s constitution to non citizens. ( darya ) governor gavin newsom is now saying... the president's national emergency declaration at the u-s southern border... is
hurting the border communities. governor newsom talked about the issue when he met with community members and local leaders in san ysidro yesterday. that is a district of san diego which sits on the u-s border with mexico. the governor has criiticized president trump's proclamation ... that there is an immigration crisis on the border. ( darya )( darya ) newsom also visited the opening of a shelter that will temporarily house immigrants. the shelter is supposed to give them and asylum- seekers a place to stay, as they wait to plead their cases before an immigration court. ( darya ) coming up on the kron-4 morning news... a police officer draws his gun in a colorado neighborhood... find out why the man they're aiming at says he did
nothing wrong. ( darya ) and... we're learning more about the murder-suicide in san jose... that left a mother and her two sons dead. ( darya ) and... it's international women's day... but the fight for women's rights isn't over. we'll tell you how a law that protects women is in jeopardy. ( dave ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. (ácommercialá) (áábreakáá)
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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. longer range trends then suggest potential for drier weather through the end of next week.
( darya ) today is international women's day. marches and rallies are planned around the globe to celebrate women's contributions to the world and advocate for women's rights. (á2 shotá)( darya ) it may come as a surprise but it may come ( darya ) it may come as a surprise but the violence against women act expired last month after congress failed to pass an extension of the law. ( james ) the decades- old law provides protections and support for survivors of domestic violence. as anna wiernicki (war-nik-ee) reports, a group of lawmakers, led by californians, is working to bring that law back to life. katie porter / (d) california: i'm so sorryanna wiernicki:
california democratic congresswoman katie porter fought through tears to tell her story of when she was a victim of domestic violence. katie porter: each year millions suffer in silence for fear that getting help will result in their being blamed. anna wiernicki: democratic house speaker nancy pelosi says millions of women, like porter, depend on the violence against women actnancy pelosi: every woman everywhere has the right to live free from abuseanna wiernicki: house democrats áand some republicans-introduced an updated vawa on thursday-three weeks after it expired.new york democratic congressman jerrold nadler says this bill completely revamps the decades old law and expands protections for survivors of domestic violence.jerrold nadleru.s. congressman, d-new
yorktake cg @ 0:47-0:55among many things it expands the permissible use of grant money focused on increasing survivor, law enforcement, and community safety. it improves services for victims.anna wiernicki (stand up) @annaewiernickitake cg @ 0:56- 1:01the bill would ( darya )(ááá2 shot bamááá) 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.( james ) she's the girl who wrote a letter to curry ... expressing frustation that curry's shoes were not offered for girls. curry kept his promise to deliver a shoe inspired by riley. here is video from the under armour twitter ...
of curry greeting and hugging riley.( darya ) 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 ) coming up on the kron-4 morning news... measles in the bay area causing some concerns... but a california law is helping stop the disease from spreading even more. ( james ) and... a terrifying situation in colorado... after police draw their guns on a man... who says he was just cleaning his yard. we'll explain after the break.
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 moving system passes through. longer range trends then suggest potential for drier weather through the week. (will) 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. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( james ) the boulder colorado police department has launched an internal investigation after a confrontation between one of their officers and an african- american man picking up trash
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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 into sunday. dry high pressure returns monday with another chance of light rain by tuesday as another fast passes longer range trends then suggest potential for 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. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 (á2 shotá) ( darya ) family and
neighbors in san jose are still trying to figure out why a mother killed her two young sons, then herself.( james ) for now, they are remembering the good memories of the two boys. kron four's rob fladeboe has the story. maria flores/neighbor "...it's sad because we are never going to see the children riding their bikes again..."bouquet in hand, maria flores is still coming to terms with what happened to her neighbor and her two young boys, whose bodies were discovered here at their dent avenue home on wednesday.maria flores/neighbor "...i think it's been tough on all the residents especially the other chldren who were good friends withwith the two little
boys..."another neighbor provided this photo of the two boys, whom she identified as eric and kevin, ages 4 and seven, whose lives were allegedly taken by their mother in what police are investigating as a murder- suicide.maria flores/neighbor "....it's just devastating because as a mother i want to love and protect my kids, you just never think that someone would do something like this..."san jose police were called here to the family home on dent avenue avout 12:30 wednesday afternoon where the father of the children was distraught after discovering the bodies of his wife and children, who attened school at nearby lietz elementary school. in a district said students were being appropriately informed of the tragedy and that grief counselors were on hand today. maribel vejer/neighbor "...it's just so sad, i would never have expected something like this...."as for a motive, neighbors say the children's mother may have acted out of depression after losing her job. police offered no new details on thursday and private security kept people away from the family's apartment where maria flores
and other neighhbors have been leaving flowers. rob fladeboe/san "...... the coroner continues to work to identify the victims and the exact cause of death. in san jose rob fladeboe kron4news. ( james )(ááá2 shotááá) our other big story out of the south bay. a man is behind bars after he was seen peeping into several homes, while naked.( darya ) and this is not the first time he has done it. kron4's sara stinson is live in the san jose with more.sara? in the south bay... san jose police have arrested a man seen peeping into several homes, while naked. 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. this isn't the first time he has been arrested for prowling... back in 2017 he was arrested on similar charges while he was a lecturer at stanford.
thanks sara. ( darya ) for your health this morning. local doctors don't expect the measles to spread here in the bay area ... like it has in other states around the country. they credit tougher laws and policies for keeping the disease at bay. s-b 2-77... which aims to keep fewer non vaccinated kids from entering the school system stripped away the personal belief exception. so now only kids with a medical reason can skip getting their shots before
entering public and private schools... and even day care centers. contra costa county has seen an increase in the number of kids with vaccines entering kindergarten since the law went into affect in 2016. ( darya ) the state department of health says 95% of california kindergartners have gotten their required shots since the law went into effect. that's the highest reported level on record. california is only one of three states in the u-s allowing only medical exemptions to vaccines. ( darya ) in the south bay... residents in one neighborhood -- say they're fed up and looking for solutions ... as more and more homeless move onto their sidewalks. right now -- there are dozens of shopping carts lining a san jose street -- and residents say nothing is being done about it. one
resident says he has lived here for 10 years and says he's sympathetic because of the high cost of living in san jose. but as more and more homeless continue to move in ... its made it difficult to feel safe. ( darya ) the city of san jose is aware of the issue and say addressing homelessness is one of their highest priorities. ( james ) the colorado man convicted of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters, delivers an emotional jailhouse confession. last month, state and federal law enforcement officials interviewed chris watts at the prison in wisconsin where he is serving a life sentence.
for the first time.. he admitted strangling the little girls. kron4's grant lodes has more. we should warn you that some of the revelations in the interview are deeply disturbing.. i wish that it would all go awaychris watts says his problems began with an affair with a co=worker.i know it's wrong to say i wish i'd never met somebody, but i wish i had, you know, maybe just met her at work and kept it that way.watts says while his family was on vacation last summer, he spent every night with the woman,then, last august 13th, his wife returned from a business trip.he told her he wantedto leave.she told him he'd never see his children again.he said he climbed on top of her in their bed and put his hands around her neck."it felt like time was standing still. it's kinda like i just saw my life just disappearing before my eyes, but i just -- like -- i couldn't let go. it's, like, some way i was like -- like if you picture somebody else around you, holding your hands, holding you, keeping you from not letting go."he then described a bizarre scene of the daughters accompanying
him as he loaded his wife's corpse into their pickup truck and drove them to the oil company where he worked.he buried his wife in a shallow grave, then put a blanket over three year old cece's head and strangled her.after putting her body in an oil tank, he went back to the truck for four year old bella. she said, 'no, daddy,' and that's the last thing she said."watts says he hears those words ever day of his life.i look outside every day and i'm like - what could we be doing right now? you know... right now, i'd have a 5-year-old, a 3-year-old and a -- more than likely -- a 1- month-old son. and a beautiful wife. and i'm just like- right now, it's just me." ( james ) that was grant lodes reporting. shanann watt's family says they're hurting all over again after learning these gruesome details they released a statement saying quote."the hardest thing was that bella was
witness essentially to the disposing of her mother's body and the witness to the suffocation of her sister." ( 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 assests and 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 ) president trump's former lawyer michael cohen is suing the trump organization. in the lawsuit ... he claims the trump organization broke a promise to pay his legal bills. cohen says he's owed nearly 2 million dollarsto cover the cost of his defense. cohen was convicted of lying to congress and tax crimes.he's
set to begin a three-year prison sentence in may. ( james ) coming up on the kron-4 morning news... a homelessness problem in san jose... after some residents say they're too scared to even walk outside their neighborhood. ( james ) and the stephon clark case... making waves... after students decide to walk out of class just days after a judge decided to ánot charge the officers involved in his death. ( james ) and... a new bill proposal could change how police handle office-involved shootings. find out about the other bill, that could affect it from happening. the ross spring dress event is here-finally! so you can say yes to the biggest selection of the season. yes! or stop and ask yourself, "can i afford both?" at these prices, oh, yeah.
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. longer range trends then suggest potential for drier weather through the end of next through the end of next week.
continued in sacramento... protesting the state and local district attorney decision not to charge the officers involved in the deadly shooting of stephon clark. hundreds of high school and college students staged a massive classroom walkout thursday. (á2 shotá)( james ) students were marching in the streets from sacramento city college .. to sacramento high and then, all the way to the state capitol. this was one of the largest groups of protestors since the d-a's announcment last saturday. doug johnson explains why students say this demonstration is so important. this was a cause so many of these students say was important to them.take pkgnats organized by the black student union...natstoday's stephon clark student walkout and march started on the campus of sacramento city college.natsa campus where clark himself once attended school.josh robinson, sac city college black student union"this affects everyone on this campus, so that's why it's important they get involved, because they can be stephon clark, i can be stephon clark. my brother my sister, my classmate, my peer could be stephon clark."at first students began marching through the school's
buildings... chanting encouragement for others to join them.leveria williams, sacramento city college student "honestly i came out because i just had to see how we're responding to things as a people."natssoon high school students from nearby mcclatchy high joined the students at city college.andre young, stephon clark's cousin"i didn't expect this much people to be out of school holding up signs you know doing everything they supposed to be doing."andre young is stephon clark's cousin.andre young, stephon clark's cousin"if he was here right now, if this was somebody else if he was here right now, he would tell you oh i don't even know him but hey justice for him, that's exactly what he would say."the group soon started
( darya ) that was doug johnson reporting. stephon clark's family helped also lead a rally at the state capitol in support of a proposed law that could change when police use deadly force. clark's grandmother and brother were front and center at the rally, urging lawmakers to pass legislation that would restrict when officers can use deadly force. the bill, a-b 392's, main author- assemblymember shirley weber- says police know how to use restraint.. she pointed to the arrest of the man accused of the parkland high school mass shooting last year.
desire to take life, and they can be apprehended without any incident, speaks to the fact that our officers do know how to take individuals into control without having to take their lives.">( darya ) there is competing lethal force legislation... sb 230. the bill, supported by some law enforcement groups... calls for police to have more mental health training and response teams. niether the govenor nor the attorney general have taken a stance on either bill, but both are calling for change. ( james ) for your money this morning... in san francisco... the city held a grand opening for a new apartment complex. it will provide homes to dozens of homeless and low income residents. kron 4's charles clifford was there. well, here along mission in san francisco the city held a grand opening for 1036 mission which is an affordable housing complex. the building has 38 one bedroom apartments, 38 two bedroom apartments and 7 3 bedroom apartments for 40
formerly homeless families, 43 low income families. there's also a courtyard, a garden on the roof and a kitchen.at today's grand opening, san francisco mayor london breed was here as well as residents who say they are happy to have a place to livesotthank you for giving my son and i a place of peace. a place to grow and a place to call our ownthe mayor also announced today that the city will build hundreds of more affordable housing units on missionssot right next door to 1036 mission we are going to build 250 new affordable housing units 100 percent for formerly homeless individuals.finally, there are also social service available for residents here in the building. in san francisco ,charles clifford kron 4 news. (james) james adlib big board.
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darya folsom.. (james) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of 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 into sunday. dry high pressure returns