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parking lot of the coddingtown mall in santa rosa. that's right off of highway 101 and guerneville road. (ken) kron 4's dan kerman is live in santa rosa tonight with the latest details. dan? santa rosa murder suicide 0311196 insertsotthis was a very targeted act of violence at the coddingtown mallpolice say it was 830 in the morning, when a a man walked up to his wife's white suv and shot her multiple times, killing her.sot theyve been married 27 years, they lived here in santa rosa and were recently estranged in the last 3-4 months were separated.police say a recent request for a divorce may have set the husband off. and when he opened fire, one of the bullets hit the side mirror of this mazda barely missing a woman who was getting into it. sota stray round struck her vehicle but no one else was hurt in the parking lotafter shooting his wife, police say the husband then got in his car and drove 2 blocks away to the coddingtontown mall apartments where he had been staying and killed himself. the couple is survived by 4 children ages 8 to 25.52/eight to twenty five (oncam)a big story tonight. vacaville police say they now know the identify of a woman they've been calling jane doe for nearly 30 years.kron4's
maureen kelly explains how new technology has helped them make a break in the case.break in the them make a has helped technology twenty five 52/eight to 8 to 25.52/eight to twenty five (oncam) (oncam)a big story tonight. vacaville police say they now know the identify of a woman they've been calling jane doe for nearly 30 years.kron4's maureen kelly explains how new technology has helped them make a break in the case. back in april of 1991 some contruction crews breaking ground here at the premium
outlet mall off nut tree road in vacaville came across the body of a woman.police have been trying to identify her since then...at one point exhuming her body so they could make a sketch and a clay facial rescontruction.because she had been dead a few weeks when they found her ...so the only fingerprint they could get from her was unusable until now....the fbi uploaded a bunch of old records into their system and they have a new imaging software that allows old fingerprints to be reviewed again, to look at the ridgeline on your fingers the department of justice decided to scan this old fingerprint into the fbi system and we got a hitthis is the picture of who police say is cynthia merkley aka cynthia bilardi. police say merkley was 38 years old when she died.there was no sign of foul play but the cause of death could not determined so police have been considering this a suspicious death case.... they found an ex husband and 6 of her children...but they were estranged from merkley and couldn't shed any light on what she'd been doing before her death. so now the police are asking if anyone in the community who knows about merkely from around that time
to come forward with information.police know she had been living between santa rosa and santa cruz....she'd been arrested in both those locations....this is an old mug shot from the early 80's. merkley has no connection to vacaville that they know this case is a little less mysterious since they know now the identity of jane doe....they area still a lot of questions that vacaville pd say need answering.maureen kelly kron4 news kron4 news (ken) a man armed with a knife. a deputy armed with a handgun. when it was over the suspect was arrested without anyone being injured at the oakland airport. the sheriff's department credits the deputy's de-escalation training. kron4's haaziq madyun has the story.
sotthat de-escalation training is on full display in this video from sunday morning's incident at the oakland international airport between a man armed with a knife and an 8- year-veteran deputy with the alameda county sheriff's office sotalameda county sheriff's deputy sgt. ray kelly explains how the deputy used words and body language to dial the temperature down in this real life scenariosotinvestigators say this is the image of the knife
that the suspect, 27-year-old, fabian roca ruiz of oakland allegedly holding in his hand sothowever there was no one was injured when a second deputy comes in from behind ruiz and takes him into custody sot sgt. kelly says although deputies receive de-escalation training and crisis intervention training year round in alameda county sometimes it is not enough. in those situations it helps to be a little luckysotin dublin haaziq madyun kron4news (terisa) investigators have found both of the "black boxes" - the flight data
recorder and the cockpit voice recorder - from sunday's crash of an ethiopian airlines flight. since then -- some international airline carriers have grounded their boeing 7- 3-7 max 8 aircraft... but all u.s. based carriers have chosen to continue to use the planes for now. kristen holmes has the very latest. boeing 737 max 8 planes around the globe - grounded.after 157 people were killed sunday when a flight operated by ethiopian airlines crashed shortly after take off.the airline announcing the discovery of the plane's black boxes as investigators try to piece the final moments of flight et302 tewolde gebremariam / ethiopian airlines ceo: we don't know the cause of the accident, we'll comply with the all the international regulations.the second time in six months that one of the
brand new planes went down just minutes into flight. in late october, a 737 max 8 flown by lion air crashed off the coast of indonesia.now, doubts about one of boeing's most popular jets.ethiopian airlines grounding its four remaining 737 max 8s. china ordering its entire 97 plane fleet to be out of the air until more details on the latest crash emerge.in a statement boeing saying, "based on the information available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators."many airlines, still keeping their 737s operating.sunday's flight, losing contact with authorities just six minutes after take off.citizens from 35 countries were on board the flight, including eight americans and 22 united nations staff members.i'm kristen holmes reporting. (terisa) today-- san francisco senator dianne feinstein called on the f-a-a to ground all boeing 737 max 8 planes in the u-s. in a statement she said the domestic fleet should be grounded until the investigation is complete and
it's clear similar risks aren't present in the u-s. (terisa) with the 737 max 8 continuing to fly in the united states... the question becomes... would áyouá feel comfortable flying on one. (ken) we posed that question to people who stepped off one at s-f-o today... grant lodes joins us now with that. just a little while ago... the f-a-a announced it wants boeing to make changes to the flight control systems of the 7-3-7 max 8 by next month... but the agency but the agency stopped short of grounded the planes altogther. a couple domestic airlines fly the boeing 737 max 8 aircraft. southwest has 34 of the new planes... and said it has no plans to change operational policies or procedures... and the airline remains confident in the safety of its entire fleet.american airlines has 24 of those planes... and said in a statement today it is monitoring the investigation
in ethiopia.... but has "full confidence in the aircraft." passengers arriving on an passengers arriving on an "air canada" 737 max 8 at s-f-o today had mixed reactions. here are some tips to know if you're about to fly.1. you can check your airline site or app. the flight number will generally show you what type of plane is assigned to the flight.2. the f-a-a website lists air-planes by registration number. you can
find that number on the side of the plane, if you're already in the terminal.3. aviation apps like 'flight- radar-24' can do the work for you... if you have your flight number handy. (grant)however -- it is worth noting that former n-t-s-b board member john goglia calls concerns over the aircraft premature... and that the data needs to be analyzed first before deciding how to move forward. (ken) a live look outside right now at sfo... (teresa) as we get our first look as we get (teresa) as we get our first look at the four zone forecast with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: it was a sunny and bright day all the way to the coast. it was a little warmer too with highs in the 50s and 60s. its mostly quiet on the doppler radar but we are still seeing some rain in southern california. tonight will be mostly clear and cold. lows will be 30s and 40s. tomorrow will be a little cooler with partly cloudy
who's behind the project. (terisa)and a fight is brewing over president trump's latest budget plan.we'll tell you what has democrats all riled up tonight. (ken) and an electrifying surprise in the south bay. we'll show you what happened during a hail storm. ♪ [baby crib musical mobile] millions are still exposed to the dangers of secondhand smoke. and some of them can't do anything about it. but you can. protect your family. visit tobaccofreeca.com.
the one with the designer dog collar.(sashimi) psst. hey, you! wondering how i upgraded to this sweet pad? a 1,200-square-foot bathroom, and my very own spa. all i had to do was give my human "the look". with wells fargo's 3% down payment on a fixed-rate loan and a simpler online application, getting into my dream home was easier than ever. get your human to visit wellsfargo.com/woof. what would she do without me? (ken) the trump administration is delivering a budget blueprint to capitol hill that's bound to tee up a fresh round of clashes, including a new fight over southern border wall funds.
(tersia) it's the first budget proposal the white house has sent to a divided congress. karin caifa looks at what to expect next. the white house on monday -- defending a budget blueprint that proposes deep cuts to domestic programs in education, health and environmental programs.russell vought/acting white house budget director: washington has a spending problem and it endangers the future prosperity of americans for future generations to come.the proposal -- two-point-seven trillion dollars in spending cuts in some areas, and boosting others, with an eye toward the president's 2020 re- election campaign --rep. michael waltz/-r- florida: the presidents budget is to remind everyone, is a reflection of his priorities. every presidents budgets a reflection of their priorities. it proposes a five percent increase in defense spending. and eight-point-six billion dollars for a border wall - reviving a battle with congress that resulted in a recent 35-day government shutdown.hill democratic leaders nancy pelosi and chuc schumer -- said the president won't get that wall money. others say he needs to mind the budget process.sen. doug jones/-d- alabama: let's get this out in the open. one of the biggest criticisms of the presidents ask is we haven't seen what he really wants and let the experts talk about it in a hearing. so well see how it goes. i think its part of the budgetary process where you ask and then negotiate. this week, the senate is poised to reject the emergency declaration the president made to access funds for his border wall, when congress wouldn't approve the request last
month. the president has said he'll veto the measure.in washington, i'm karin caifa. (ken) (ken) volunteers in berkeley are breaking ground on a "tiny house village" for the homeless. it's all part of a campaign that started three years ago by an organization called youth spirit artworks. the tiny house village project was initiated in response to the crisis of affordable housing. over the weekend -- organizers worked with contractors and engineers to begin the building process. the village will feature 14 tiny houses with lofted beds... windows... electricity... furnishing and other amenities.
who was homeless for most of his life and i just wanna see cut off at the root so that's why were building tiny houses for homeless youth."> (ken) youth spirit artworks will continue building next month. organizers say 12 more houses will be built in august and september. (tes) the first sunshine in days finds people out and about and trying to forget the rain. but as kron four's rob fladeboe shows us, that's hard to do in a place where the rain has turned a creek into a string of waterfalls. nats (water falls)you are looking at what happens when what is otherwise a babbling brook in the redwoods comes to life in especially wet winters like this one. the string of waterfalls along uvas creek here in uvas canyon county park west of morgan hill are at their peak and attracting plenty of visitors like lucy
vogellucy vogel/visitoryear to date rainfall here in uvas canyon is at 56.61 inches so far. that's about150 percent of normal. downstream, uvas reservr is full. uvas and the other santa clara valley reservoirs are at 101-percent of their seasonal averagessays the district's marty grimes. marty grimes/santa clara vallet water districtin the wettest years, more than 100 inches of rain can fall here in the greater uvas canyon watershed. those are rain forest numbers. the first sunshine in days attracted many visitors.visitorat one ofthe falls, i came upon what looked like a scene from lord of the rings or some other fantasy. it was just free lance photographer beata becla photographing her friend ivona wiczuk against a backdrop that only comes along every so often.sotpatryk becla/photographer's sonin uvas canyon county park near morgan hill rob fladeboe kron4news (ken) incredible (ken) (ken) incredible
joined now by chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: it was a sunny and bright day all the way to the coast. it was a little warmer too with highs in the 50s and 60s. its mostly quiet on the doppler radar but we are still seeing some rain in southern california. tonight will be mostly clear and cold. lows will be 30s and 40s. tomorrow will be a little cooler with partly cloudy skies. highs will be in the 50s to low 60s. high pressure will build in on wednesday and will begin to weekend we could see highs in the 70s.
coming up tonight at 6:45... we continue to celebrate women's history month .... with actress viola davis... who isn't just a star on the silver screen... but also a star in her community. (terisa) the winter weather has brought a plethora of pot holes. we'll show you how san francisco road crews are trying to keep up.
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opened up more than bay area skies. potholes have also been proliferating. in february alone... san francisco public works filled more than five times more potholes than it typically does during dryer months. kron4's charles clifford caught up with one of the road repair crews today. san francisco, ca - public works' pothole-repair crews will be working throughout the weekend to patch the city's streets for a safer and smoother ride.the recent string of storms - with more wet weather in the forecast - has been battering san francisco's streets. public works fills about 350 potholes during a typical dry month; the number balloons when it rains. this past february, for example, crews filled nearly 1,800 potholes.four crews will be on the ground saturday starting at 4 a.m., and working up to a 12-hour shift.
three crews are assigned to work sunday, with a 6 a.m. start time. they will work on heavily travelled streets that have been hit particularly hard by potholes, including 19th avenue, park presidio boulevard and lombard street. they also will be responding to service requests that have come through the city's 311 customer service center.san francisco is not alone in dealing with a proliferation of potholes. city streets and highways across the rain-soaked west have been pummeled by potholes. the culprit? water, and lots of it. if water gets through a crack in the street, it can start to soften up the road's base. when a lot of especially heavy pass over, the and eventually form potholes. pothole-repair the roads back in shape," said san works director "meanwhile, we encourage the public to contact potholes so we can respond as quickly as possible." (terisa)coming up next at 6:30...sacramento still trying to come together as a community... after no charges were filed in the police shooting of stephon clark.and today -- u-c medical staff staged their own kind of protest. (ken) the raiders and 49ers make an early splash in nfl free agency... signing two of the top available players. and what did steve kerr "really" say about draymond
"the climate of our community right now is very high tension and a lot of disappointment and anxiety over things that have happened." (terisa) people gathered in sacramento over the weekend for a prayer rally.... and to let their voices be heard about the decision to not charge officers involved in the fatal shooting of stephon clark.
the rally following a tense week of protests with demonstrators making their voices heard and demanding justice for clark. (terisa) and there were more protests today in the state capitol. (ken) this time, some doctors and medical school students got involved. sacramento bureau reporter ashley zavala explains the message the group hopes to send. an abnormal scene at the uc davis hospital center monday.. dozens of doctors, medical students and staff staged a die-in. ((spencer may -medical student) "we take an oath as medical students to do no harm, to cure illness, treat injuries, to comfort the afflicted. we are here to stand with our community." current and future doctors in their scrubs and white coats laid on the ground for 12 minutes.. they say each minute represents a month without justice for stephon clark. community members now urging the police chief and city manager to fire the two officers who shot and killed clark.. the officers say they feared for their lives when they mistook his cellphone for a gun.(pastor lee simmons) " i want to invite us to continue to push to call out those two officers and to demand they are not policing our community any longer." doctors say health care is on the frontlines of violence and trauma (may) "we want to call on our health care system at uc davis to bring mo