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still in shock over the news of his death.this is 21 year old victor mcelhaney. mcelhaney's mom lynette is district three supervisor in oakland. victor transfered to usc from cal state east bay last year as a music major. he was currently a senior who played the drums but described himself as an all around percussionist. in fact his instructors at u.s.c. said that as a junior he was on the level of a professional. los angeles police say he was off campus walking just after midnight on sunday when he was shot and killed in what appeared to be an attempted robbery. angela wellman of oakland says that victor called her his music mother. she's heartbroken over what happened. saying she received the call from victor's dad on sunday morning.(jr)los angeles police have not made any arrests in this case. victor's mom lynette released a statement sunday asking for everyone to keep her and her family in their prayers. oakland's city council meeting for tuesday has been cancelled in light of what happened.
killed all 157 people on board. all 157 people on board. this is the same type of jet that crashed late last year... killing 189 people. as a growing number of airlines ground the boeing jet... the f-a-a is declining to do so..but the agency is ordering changes. kron's dan thorn is live at san jose international airport with how travelers are responding, dan? as the crash investigation continues..lawmakers including senator dianne feinstein are asking the faa to ground all boeing 737 max 8 airplanes until the investigation is complete..and travelers i spoke with are split on the decision.. the federal aviation administration has called on boeing to make upgrades to it's 737 max 8 and 9 airplanes following the weekend's deadly crash in ethiopia. however, the faa is not ordering
airlines to ground the planes.. that's not sitting well with some bay area flyers..sot: i think it's definitely something...i would put them down for a bitisamar palos says the planes still being in the air is a bit concerning.. sot: ...that have killed over 150 peopleofficials have stressed the investigation has just begun and they don't have enough data to draw conclusions..courtney ray flew into san jose from san diego via southwest on a 737 max 8. ray says she felt completely safe and that there should be no rushing to ground the planes...sot: for boeing to ground every single plane on that model that we do need to wait until the investigation has more information maybe not complete but more information.. u-s authorities want the changes made to the flight control system on both models by april sot: we cannot start a panic among people that travel day in and day out until all of the results of that investigation are in. china and indonesia have
grounded all boeing 737 max 8 planes..several u.s. airlines are still operating the planes. reporting at mineta san jose interational airport dan thorn kron4 news. news. (vicki) tense moments at the oakland airport over the weekend... a standoff between a man armed with a knife and a deputy armed with a handgun... the alameda county sheriff's office says the suspect wanted to kill a deputy.. when it was over... the suspect was arrested without anyone being injured. and deputies credit the deputy's de- escalation training and you can see that training on full display in this video from sunday morning's incident.
deputies say the use words and body language we're critical to dial down the temperature down in this real life scenario. (vicki) deputies receive de- escalation training and crisis intervention training year round in alameda county. (grant) police in mountain view have stopped what could have been a horrific situation at google. a man from maine threatened the company and traveled across the country to meet with company executives about taking his youtube channel down.(vicki) as kron4's michelle kingston reports -- that man was arrested without incident on highway 101 with three baseball bats in his car.
(mk)katie nelson, mountain view police dept. spokeswoman "it all started with somebody going that doesnt sound quite right"33 year old kyle long arrested on sunday after making threats against google ... traveling from waterville maine to mountain view california to confront the company.mountain view police say they first learned about kyle on friday after he was involved in a car accident and vandalized a gas station restroom in iowa.on sunday -- they were told that he was in california and threatened physical violence if his meeting with google didn't go well.they say kyle told iowa state troopers he was on his way to mountain view because google shut down his youtube channel.katie nelson, mountain view police dept. spokeswoman "i think there's a lot of 'what ifs' here, what could've happened and that's obviously the scariest part for a lot of people is you just don't know if this hadn't happened, what could've happened and with a lot of other incidences around the country involving campuses and protection of people we are just glad we were able to make this stop."just last year -- a suspected female shooter opened fire on youtube employees in san bruno -- wounding three workers --
before killing herself. mountain view police say this year, for this incident, they had a lot more information and are pleased they were able to stop long before anyone got hurt.katie nelson, mountain view police dept. spokeswoman "we were so much more prepared going into this situation. we not onlynew that he was upset that this was exactly where he was headed, we had a trail of just how far he had come to make this a reality." michelle kingston, mkingstonnews"when police pulled long over -- they found three baseball bats in his truck. he is being held on 25-thousand dollar bail. we reached out to google for comment, but have not heard back.in mountain view, michelle kingston, kron 4 news." news." (grant) a c-h-p officer is recovering tonight after being involved in a crash with another driver on highway 101 on the peninsula... it happened in san mateo this morning around 10 a-m... this is video of the scene... and officers shut down the freeway for about three hours while they investigated... police say the other driver stayed with the officer and is
cooperating with investigators. the officer's injuries are considered major but not life-threatening. (vicki) two people are dead after a shooting at a busy shopping mall in the north bay. and tonight we are learning it involved an estranged married couple. (grant) police say the tragic incident was a murder- suicide... it happened this morning in the parking lot of the codding-town mall in santa rosa. that's right off of highway 101 and guerneville road. kron 4's dan kerman has the latest details. sotthis 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 they've 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.standup dan kerman/santa rosa :52we asked police if there had been any history of violence between the two or any restraining order issued. they are still investigating.. in santa rosa, dan kerman kron 4 news. (grant) happening now in the north bay...curbside debris collection started today for russian river communities devastated by flooding.flooding.devastated by communities river news.kerman kron 4 news. (grant) happening now in the north bay...curbside debris collection started today for russian river communities devastated by flooding. people are told to put flood debris in three separate piles. one for appliances, metals, and other recyclables. another for household hazardous waste. and the third pile is everything else.. pick-up by local waste haulers will take place today through friday, with a final sweep for remaining items next week. last week -- county officials
declared a local health emergency and funded the clean-up. (vicki) for the first time this month - it was a beautiful sunny, warm day across the bay... (grant) joining us now is chief meteorologist lawrence karnow... with what we can expect for the work week... 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 temperatures will begin to warm. by next weekend we could see highs in the 70s.
(vicki) 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 reservoir 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
(grant) san francisco streets took a beating during recent storms. in february alone...city workers filled more than five workers filled more than five times more potholes than they do during during dryer months. public works officials say if water gets through a crack in the street, it can start to soften up the road's base. when a lot of traffic, and especially heavy trucks
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 be 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 th they know of.....so while 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
(grant) san francisco mayor london breed introduced the city's new public defender today. the appointment comes after the death of former long time public defender jeff adachi. ma-no-har raju says he is humbled to lead this office to the next level. raju has been a public defender for 18 years, 11 of which was spent at the san francisco public defenders office. he currently manages the felony
division. mayor london breed says there were lots of solid candidates, but picked raju... as she believes his experience will help him create change in the criminal justice system. raju says his office is still mourning adachi's death, but he's excited for this opportunity. raju will fill the role of public defender until the election in november when sf voters will decide if he keeps this role for the next three years. (vicki) more protests today in the state capitol... over the decision to not charge officers involved in the deadly shooting of stephon clark. 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 more resources to address the acute and long term affects of violence and trauma." monday's demonstration also served as a push for a proposed law to restrict police use of force... legislation lawmakers are expected to debate within the coming weeks. tag.
(vicki) this comes after people gathered in sacramento over the weekend for a prayer rally.... and to let their voices be heard about the controversial decision... the rally following a tense week of protests with demonstrators making their voices heard and demanding justice for clark. (grant) critics of a new report on law enforcement and racial profiling are questioning whether it's an accurate representation of what is actually happening. the 90-page report compiles self-reported data from police and sheriff's departments
across california. on a local level, the report shows in 2017 the sacramento county sheriff's department handled 325 complaints.just 10 involved profiling. the sacramento police department reported only 18 complaintssa ying none dealt with profiling. the naacp doesn't see the report as an accurate representation of what's really going on. the next report comes out next year. for the first time, it'll also include data specifically geared toward átraffic stopsá and profiling. (grant) coming up... measles cases are on the rise across the u-s... with cases in 12 states now... tonight where health officials are seeing a spike in new
cases... (vicki) plus... an after school brawl between two teenage girls caught on camera... and one of the girl's parents is outraged that an adult was actually egging on the fight... what she was saying that has the school district shaking their heads... (grant)topvo and up next if you like eating and shopping along-side like minded americans.... there's an app for that. how make america great again supporters can all spend their money in the same places. (lawrence) weather tease [music playing] (sashimi) psst. hey, you!
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tonight... apple stock jumped three and a half percent today -- the same day it announced plans to hold an event on march 25th.(grant) tech experts believe apple will use the event to announce its new t-v streaming and apple news subscription services. rumors have been going around for quite some time that those additions would be coming soon. it's also possible the tech giant could use the event to unveil re-tooled air-pods, a new entry-level i-pad, and the air-power wireless charging pad. one clue about apple's intentions for the march 25th event is the tagline they used --- "it's show time." apple used that same tagline to hype a 2006 event where they gave the world a first look at i-t-v -- which would later become apple t-v. (vicki) in a sudden reversal - tesla it scaling
back store closings and raising its prices. the electric car maker said in a statement saying that most models will go up in price by about three-percent after it decided to "only close about half as many stores" as previously planned. tesla said less than two weeks ago that it would shut down most of its stores - shifting purchases to online or by phone - so that it could reduce the price of its best-selling vehicle, the model 3, to as low as 35- thousand dollars. the new three-percent price increase will apply to more expensive editions of the model 3, the model s sedan, and model x crossover. changes will take effect on march 18th. (grant) there are websites and apps that help consumers choose restaurants based on a variety of factors ... from price to being child-friendly. now you can add "trump friendly" to the list. the "63-red safe" app launched earlier this month. its creator says the app is for conservatives looking for safe eateries and others businesses
where they won't be harassed for being fans of president trump. the app allows users to label restaurants as safe or unsafe based on four factors: if they serve guests of all political beliefs, if they allow customers to carry weapons legally under concealed carry laws, if they avoid talking politics in advertising and social media, and if they protect customers who are attacked for political reasons. (vicki) ahead at nine... a bay area woman-- upset with a popular local hospital after she was told her grandfather was dying by a doctor áá on a video screen instead of in person... we'll explain... (grant) plus... singer r-kelly is out of jail... and now the family of one and now the is out of jail... and now the family of one of his girlfriend's is speaking out-- begging the singer to let them contact their daughter. hear what the mother is saying r.kelly did to her daughter... (vicki) and up next... the trump administration delivers a budget blueprint to capitol hill... and it's already
gearing up for another fight... his budget request for 20-20 was delivered to congress...(grant)2 shot frotn land he's asking for eight-point-six billion dollars for his border wall... that's more than he wanted the last time around... which resulted in the longest government shutdown in u-s history.(vicki) but as reporter kaitlan collins explains... this is just one battle brewing between the
president and democrats. the first white house press briefing in 42 days was supposed to focus on president trump's new budget proposal... sarah sanders, white house press secretary: "president trump's 2020 budget was released today"...but it was quickly overshadowed after sarah sanders refused to deny a report claiming trump told a room of republican donors that democrats hate jewish people "you didn't say yes or no. does he rally believe democrats hate jewish people, i'm just trying to get a sense of that?"sarah sanders, white house press secretary: "i think that's a question you ought to ask the democrats." instead, the press secretary hitting democrats for not going far enough to rebuke their own members...sarah sanders, white house press secretary: "democrats have had a number of opportunities to condemn specific comments and have refused to do that..." ...and pointing to republicans calling congressman steve king out by name for his racist commentssarah sanders, white house press secretary: "we called it out by name. we stripped him of his committee memberships, and i'd like to see democrats follow suit."but the president never condemned king"i haven't been following it. i really haven't been following it."the back and forth distracting from the
unveiling of trump's new budget blueprint.he's renewing his demand congress pay for his border wall -- this time asking for $8.6 billion in new fundingbut the white house proposal is going nowhere on capitol hill, where democrats have declared it dead on arrival, claiming trump hasn't learned his lesson from the government shutdown when he walked away without a single dollar in new wall funding."we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government."house speaker nancy pelosi and senate minority leader chuck schumer reminding him -- "congress refused to fund his wall and he was forced to admit defeat and reopen the government. the same thing will repeat itself if he tries this again."the proposal coming just weeks after trump declared a national emergency to secure funding for his border wall, a move that rattled critics and allies alikesen. susan collins, (r) maine: "i don't believe that the president has that authority under the constitution."the house passed a resolution to revoke trump's declaration and the senate is expected follow suit this week. trump has promised to veto that measure, but aides are worried more than ten republicans could break with the president.sarah sanders, white house press secretary: "let's not forget, he has the power to declare a national emergency is because congress gave him the right to do so..." do so..." (grant) (grant) the president's
budget proposal would expand the federal deficit to one- point-one trillion dollars in the next fiscal year...(vicki) while also aiming to balance the budget in 15 years... by assuming the economy will be able to grow faster than most economists anticipate. (grant) president trump is supporting the growing call to make daylight saving time year-round. he tweeted on today, "making daylight saving time permanent is o-k with me!" but if he wants to eliminate the legal requirement of "falling back" an hour each year... he will need congressional approval. most states actually observe eight months of daylight saving time, and just four months of standard time. a common justification for
keeping the time change, is the belief that americans use less energy with extended summer daylight hours... but studies have found that's not the case. (vicki) 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. youth spirit artworks will continue building next month. organizers say 12 more houses will be built in august and september. (vicki) a bay area woman-- upset with a popular local hospital after she learned her grandfather was dying from a doctor on a video-screen... on a robotic-device. anna-lisia wilharwas bedside with her grandfather at the
kaiser-permanente medical center in fremont-- when the machine rolled into their room and a doctor, appearing via live video link, offered his prognosis. wilharm says getting the news from a screen was horrible for her and her grandfather -- she also said the hospital should have had more dignity and compassion. 78-year-old ernest quintana died the next day. a spokesperson says the hospital regrets falling short of the family's expectations. (grant) police in turlock are investigating an after- school fight between two teen girls... it happened last friday at a school bus stop.... and as reporter kristi gross explains... the mother of the victim is outraged after the video shows a parent encouraging the violence. nats: punchwhat the á#%& is wrong with you!a fight... captured on cell phone video. nats: hit her! hit her! itús after school you canút get in trouble!stopppp! it happened last friday, after students
were dropped off by the school bus at columbia park in turlock.it's hard for a parent to watch that. it's it's awful. you feel really.. i feel guilty. i wish i would have been there to help her. iriana acunaús daughter is the one being hit. iriana lizarraga acuna/ victim's motheri was just arrivng to work and she called me cying for me to come help her. for acuna, watching the video of her daughter being attacked was bad enough. however, what had her fuming was watching an adult physically restraining her daughter so the other teen could hit her."in the video, you can see that the teenager doesn't even want to hit my daughter. she's being forced by her mom to hit her," she said. "you know, i'm not even mad, i can't be mad at the teenager. i'm mad at the mom. how could you force your daughter to hit someone else?" according to acuna, the girl in the video had been bullying her daughter. however, she says her daughter should not have confronted that girl on the bus."my daughter told about me. leave me alone. stop, you know, calling me names.' and told the girl she wasn't afraid of her, to leave everything else started," n acuna said.in a statement to fox40, the turlock unified school district said the following:"like most who have viewed this video, we were appalled by this attack. we have identified those shown in the video and have shared this information with the turlock police department who are conducting an investigation."
(grant) acuna says she's pressing charges against the woman in the video. the school district also confirmed that even though the fight happened off campus, the students involved can still be disciplined... and they are conducting their own investigation into the fight. (vicki) the parents of a young woman who they say is being manipulated by singer r- kelly... are desperately trying to reach their daughter. tim and jon-jelyn savage say r-kelly has brainwashed say r-kelly has brainwashed their daughter, joyce-yln savage, into a sexual
relationship. kelly faces aggravated criminal sexual abuse charges... which he denies. today, savage's mom said r-kelly's behavior is similar to what you'd see in a cult. (vicki)your past."> (vicki) the parents also say they have not seen their daughter in more than two years. over the weekend, kelly was released from jail after being arrested for failing to pay child support. his bail was set at 161-thousand dollars-- which is how much he reportedly owes in child support. it's not clear who paid the money to get him out. (grant) still ahead ...we continue to celebrate women's history month with actress viola davis... who isn't just
a star on the silver screen... but a star in her community. (sports tease) just ahead in sports, the raiders and 49ers pouncing on the free agency frenzy...and handing out some contracts. details on a couple of historic signings. even if no one in your home smokes, secondhand smoke can be closer than you think. secondhand smoke from a neighbor's apartment can enter your home through air vents, through light fixtures and even through cracks in the walls and the floors. secondhand smoke is toxic. especially to children. protect your family. visit tobaccofreeca.com.
and set up recurring payments to his neighbor. for cat sitting. (meow) whoa. you've groomed her, too. (cell phone vibrating) and now she's ready for the catwalk. life, lived jason's way. chase. make more of what's yours. starting tonight with the sharks-- the top team in the western conference. --sharkies in minnesota. --brent burns... taking on the franchise that traded him to san jose 7 years ago... --2nd period... barclay
goodrow deflects marc-eduoard vlasic's shot from the point into the net... 1-0 sharks --3rd period... still 1-0... sharks with the 2-on-1... and tomas hertl puts it away... stick side.... beautiful!... 2-0 sharks --martin jones... could not be attacked tonight... 24 saves... 3rd shutout of the season... he is the first goalie in san jose history with four straight 30-win seasons final score... 3-0 sharks... they are in winnipeg... tomorrow night now to the nfl--free agency doesn't start til wednesday, but the silver and black are bulking up that roster... and adding a world champion lineman. according to reports, the team has signed former patriots left tackle trent brown... to a 4-four year contract worth 66-million dollars, 36- million of which is guaranteed. --it's the richest deal for a lineman in the nfl.. and this will mark brown's 2nd- stint in the bay area... as he was drafted by the 49ers in 2015... then traded to new england where he was protecting tom brady's blind side. --and derek carr
will love this as he was sacked 51-times last year. --it's the 2nd big signing for the raiders... as they got antonio brown from pittsburgh for a 3rd and 5th round draft pick... --and reports came out tonight... that they are signing former rams safety lamarcus joyner. (wipe to 49ers) and the 49ers are also opening up the bank account... reports say san francisco has reached a deal with former buccaneers linebacker kwon alexander... 54-million- dollar contract paid out over four years, 27-million in guaranteed money. said to be the largest deal in history for an inside linebacker. --the 24-year-old is productive as a pass-rusher, but there are already concerns about his health... since he missed most of last season with a torn acl suffered in october. elsewhere in the free agency news cycle, nick foles has found a new home. the super bowl mvp and eagles backup quarterback will now be the franchise qb of the jacksonville jaguars... at the price of 50-million- dollars guaranteed over four years. --despite his success, this move was expected to come eventually since philadelphia is committed to carson wentz as its starting qb.
california, new york and texas. with the newest one being in new hampshire-- one patient as of march first. two of the larger outbreaks are in washington state and new york. people in oregon, hawaii and georgia were infected in washington. and new york reports eleven new cases stemming from an outbreak after an unvaccinated resident became infected abroad. the disease was eliminated in the u-s in 2000 but is common in many other countries, which is how the current outbreaks started. (grant) now to our four zone forecast... as we take this live look outside at the embarcadero... joining us now is 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 temperatures will begin to warm. by next weekend we could see highs in the 70s. (vicki) 70s.highs in the could see weekend we could see highs in the 70s. (vicki) women in hollywood
are having a moment. female directors...pro ducers... actors -- all standing up to the status quo -- taking on commanding roles in an industry once ruled by men.(grant) viola davis is no exception... in todays' celebration of women's history... shannon hegy tells us -- viola davis may be a big star -- but she continues to but she continues to give back to where it all began. ... it was here at jenks park in rhode island's central falls, that viola davis spent so much of her time as a child doing what she loved -- acting. from her moving performance in "the help"...to her emmy- winning role in how to get away with murder....to her oscar-winning performance in fences -- viola davis has climbed to the top - of the list of hollywood heavyweights. but before she ever walked the red carpet...she walked the halls of rhode island's central falls high school. nats from doloris' classroom inside that high school
today -- her sister -- doctor doloris grant - teaches the students who hope to follow in viola's footsteps. :38 my sister viola has given so much of her time, money, any type of opportunity she's been able to expose the children to, as well as parents, :53 she's gone out of her way :55 above and beyond :57 to bring resources to the children of central falls 1:01 viola's success and regular contributions to her hometown -- inspired the city to name this street right next to the high school -- after her -- three years ago. it was during a fundraiser for central falls high school back in 2012 that viola told us -- giving back is her life's purpose.will gilbert interview " 0102 viola davis intervew" (from fundraiser for cf high school at vets auditorium in oct 2012) :09 when i was growing up in cf, i would have wanted someone to come back and throw me a rope, as i'm throwing others the rope, now that i'm walking through the door :23 she made a visit to the high school that same year. nat viola walking through hallway of school "hi!" "0102
vd pkg and sot2 052412" (may 2012) :04 i know the road ahead of you. i know all the obstacles that are placed in your path living in cf." :13 (sot cuts off very abruptly) superintendent victor capellan (kah-pay-yahn)1:45 she came in and spoke to our senior class and afterwards we had time for the students to connect and meet with her and every single one of those interactions was genuine 1:51 they wanted to take pictures, talk with her, interact with her, and she did it in such an original way, where every student and every person that had an opportunity to connect with ehr, was able to have their moment with viola. 2:07 childhood wasn't easy for viola and her siblings. her sister deloris tells me -- growing up in poverty -- they often looked for an escape -- one that was provided to them -- through acting. 3:45 i love that we were given the opportunity to be on stage. whether it was in the hs whether it was in jenks park, we always had those opportunities given to us, and we were able to escape those moments of poverty 4:03 together -- she and her sister founded the upward bound scholarship -- having both benefited from the federally-
funded upward bound college access program as kids. doloris says viola is constantly checking in on kids in the high school -- especially those in the thespian society doloris started -- quietly paying for field trips to new york city -- even giving her input on students' work. 16:57 i've had students ask me, "mrs grant, can you ask your sister what she thinks of my monologue?" and we'll tape it, i send it to my sister and she gives her feedback 17:08 17:10 we have access to a hollywood star! 17:14 a hollywood star that's willing to give feedback and to give of her time 17:19 in a city where the poverty rate currently stands at over 30 percent -- doloris takes pride in the fact that her sister viola is giving students hope -- that they too, can make it big. 6:23 i remember when viola was nominated for her first academy award, i had a student come to me and say, mrs. grant, and she started crying, and she said mrs. grant, if that happened to your sister, that could happen for me 6:39 shannon tag(shannon tag) and it was on stage during her winning moment at the sag awards in 2012 that viola davis shouted out to the kids in central falls -- encouraging them to quote -- "dream big, and dream fierce." in central falls, rhode island, i'm shannon hegy.
(grant) that wraps up kron 4 news at nine...(vicki) but our primetime coverage continues at the top of the hour. ken wayne is here with kron 4 news at ten....ken? (ken) thank you grant and vicki.... next at ten... the f-a-a is now responding to growing concerns over boeing's 7-3-7 max 8 after a crash in ethiopia killed all 157 people on board. as a growing number of airlines ground the boeing jet... the f-a-a is declining to do so... we're live at san jose mineta international airport with reaction from travelers... plus... the son of oakland city councilwoman lynette gibson-mcelhaney shot and
killed over the weekend... in an attempted robbery less than a mile away from a prestigious university campus... tonight hear how people are remebering the aspiring oakland musician in a live report...(ken) and... more protests in sacramento today over the lack of charges for the officers involved in the shooting death of stephon clark. the message doctors and medical students at one u-c campus were trying to send. don't go away...hour three of kron 4 news in primetime starts right after the break.
(ken) growing concerns tonight over boeing's 737 max 8... after a crash in ethopia killed all 157 people on board. thanks for joining us, im ken wayne.(grant) and im grant lodes in for pam moore. this is the same type of jet that crashed late last year.. killing 189 people near indonesia.. now, as a growing number of arilines ground the boeing jet... the f-a-a is still allowing them to fly... but the agency is ordering changes. (ken) kron4's dan thorn is lvie at san jose mineta international aiport with how travelers are responding.. dan? as the crash investigation continues..lawmakers including senator dianne feinstein are asking the faa to ground all boeing 737 max 8 airplanes until the investigation is complete..and travelers i spoke with are split on the decision.. the ra