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some big celebrities are among the people charged in the largest college admissions scheme ever. the extent some of them went to get their children in some competitive colleges. ( robin ) and outrage in a north bay community after a fight club was discovered at a school. (darya) good morning i'm darya folsom..(robin) and i'm robin winston in for james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... dry weather ahead with another sunny day today. high temperatures will comfortably peak in a range of upper 50's to low 60's. breezy conditions will continue again today with temperatures warming even further, into the 70's for some place, by the weekend.
the order does the following: 1. puts in place an executive moratorium on the death penalty in the form of a reprieve for all individuals sentenced to death in california.2. withdrawals california's lethal injection protocol3. immediately closes the execution chamber at san quentin4. states clearly the directive does not provide for the release of any individual from prison or otherwise alter any current conviction or sentence. governor newsom's statement reads in part.....in america, we execute more human beings than any other democracy on earth. in california, we have the largest death row of any place in the western hemisphere - more than 700 prisoners. and we have spent $5 billion since
( darya )( darya ) senator kamala harris released a statement this morning about the governor's decision to stop the death penalty. it reads in part: "this is an important day for justice and for the state of california. i applaud governor newsom for his decision to place a moratorium on the death penalty. as a career law enforcement official, i have opposed the death penalty because it is immoral, discriminatory, ineffective, and a gross misuse of taxpayer dollars. ( darya ) governor newsom is expeted to make the announcement at 10 this morning.. you can watch the news conference live on the "kron-on app . that's the bay area's only commercial- free 24-hour streaming news service. right now you can try it for free - just visit kron-on-dot-tv to sign up. (robin) a developing story this morning. 13 bay area parents are among the 50 people charged in a major college cheating scam. ( darya ) hollywood stars and elite coaches are also accused
helped students get admission into some of the nation's top colleges and universities. as kim hutcherson explains ... stanford is among the univiersites tied up in this case.alleged to have taken part in the scheme... actresses lori loughlin and felicity huffman were among dozens of wealthy parents charged in a massive college admission scam.nat of fbif-b-i agents made arrests nationwide including in this houston neighborhood.in all... á50á people charged tuesday .. accused of being apart of a fraud to get students into some of the country's most prestigious colleges like... u-c-l-a, stanford, yale, and georgetown.the mastermind behind all of this... william rick singer.parents allegedly paid singer more than $25 million... between 20-11 to 20-19.... through a fake charity he created.here's how authorities say the scam went down:singer would either arrange for people to take
admissions exams in place of his clients' children by admini arfor their real scores to be altered....áandá ... he would bribe coaches to help students gain admission as an athlete.stanford's head sailing coach, john vandemoer, was among those charged and pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy.robert fisher / vandemoer's attorney: he is remorseful, apologizes to his family to stanford university." several of the universities have released statements saying they are cooperating fully with the investigation. i'm kim hutcherson reporting. ( darya ) stanford released a statement addressing the scandal. saying in part: neither student came to stanford; one student was initially denied admission and intended to reapply but never did, and the second never completed an application. however, the behavior in the case runs completely counter to stanford's values. (robin) there are a lot of questions about why parents would put their children's
students ... who are upset about the college cheating our coverage of the college cheating scandal continues at kron-4 dot com. there you can find out how many parents are among those charged. how the scheme worked. and read the full criminal complaint from the department of justice. ( darya ) the u-s is now the only country allowing boeing max airplanes in the skies. this is despite the two crashes that killed hundreds of people. the most recent crash happened sunday in ethiopia..five months after an indonesian lion air jet crashed into the ocean. the european union is banning all boeing 737 max 8 and 9 model aircraft from its airspace following the crashes. the rest of the world typically takes its cues from the f-a-a...but this time... others are not waiting for the f-a-a to act. the european aviation safety agency says they can't rule out that similar causes may have contributed to ( darya ) new this morning
... a former california highway patrol officer who says he was harassed and discriminated on the job for being gay is suing the c-h-p and eight other officers. jay brome now works at a clothing store in benicia. he entered the police academy in 19-96 and remained with the c-h-p for 20 years before retiring. he says his time spent with the c-h-p was full of abuse and discrimination targeting him because he was gay. and he says the c-h-p did nothing about it.
brome's attorneys are appealing that ruling. the c-h-p declined comment on the lawsuit and brome's allegations. ( robin ) still ahead ... an oakland city councilwoman is speaking for the first... since her son was killed in a robbery. ( robin ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... outrage in a north bay community after a fight club was discovered at a school. what the teacher involved is now facing. (robin) and a grandmother outraged that her grandaughter played a game about slavery at her school. why the school is defending the move. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast.
(darya)( robin ) welcome back. lets get a check of weather and traffic this morning. dry weather ahead with another sunny day today. high temperatures will comfortably peak in a range of upper 50's to low 60's. breezy conditions will continue again today with temperatures warming even further, into the 70's for some place, by the weekend.
busy san francisco intersection is adding a bike lane... after a cyclist was killed last friday. this is video from the crash that killed 30-year-old tess rothstein. she was hit by a truck friday morning near sixth and howard streets. the part of howard street where rothstein died did not have a protected bike lane... so now officials will be adding physical barriers on the north side of the street. rothstein's death is the fourth traffic-related death on howard street in the past three years. ( darya ) also new this morning ... we know the names of the two men fatally shot in oakland. this happened last month at a gas station in the 9700 block of edes avenue. 27-year-old maurice cooper... died at the scene... while 42-year-old cassius stroman was taken to the hospital where he later died. two women and another man were also injured in the shooting and survived. no one has been arrested. (robin) in the east bay ... teachers in dublin could decide this week to go on strike. members of the teachers association are taking a strike authorization vote. this means if a contract settlement cannot be
reached with the dublin unified school district-- teachers will strike. they are asking for smaller class sizes and a small raise. the voting will go through noon on friday at dublin high school ( darya ) a cloverdale high school teacher was arrested after police uncovered evidence of a fight club inside their special education classroom. police say spedical ed teacher federico vargas was actually refeering fights in his classroom. multiple student injuries were discovered in the investigation ... at least one requiring medical treatment. it's unknown exactly how many fights there actually were ... but police say at least one was captured on camera by a student. one of vargas' students say it's unfair that he's been arrested. ( daa vargas has taught
at cloverdale high school for 8 years ... and is now on leave pending the investigation. he turned himself into police saturday and faces 13 counts of contributing to the deliquency of a minor and 5 counts of endangering children. (robin) an elementary school in north carolina is in hot water ... over a slavery board game that its students played in class.the game - called "escaping slavery" - and it infuriated at least one family whose child goes to the school.(robin) this happened in a fourth grade class at codington elementary in wilmington. papers from the slavery board game depicts shackles, dice and a slave groups played the game
dry weather ahead with another sunny day today. high temperatures will comfortably peak in a range of upper 50's to low 60's. breezy conditions will continue again today with temperatures warming even further, into the 70's for some place, by the weekend. (robin) 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 ( darya ) a porch pirate in las
vegas picked on the wrong house ... after the homeowner came out with a gun and chases after him. take a look at the surveillance video. the thief walks out of an s-u-v to the door of the house. but the homeowner is there gun ... and chases after the thief. the homeowner says he was a former bounty hunter ... and has experience with chasing down suspects.
ditched the s-u-v ... which police say was stolen. police found other stolen packages inside that s-u-v. ( will ) coming up next...i'm live in san quentin where in just a couple of hours...governor gavin newsom will stop executions from taking place...details are coming up. 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.
weather and traffic... dry weather ahead with another sunny day today. high temperatures will comfortably peak in a range of upper 50's to low 60's. breezy conditions will continue again today with temperatures warming even further, into the 70's for some place, by the weekend. place, by the weekend.
governor gavin newsom is ending the death penalty in california..he is expected to make the announcement this morning..( robin ) kron 4's will tran is joining us now live from san quentin prison ... which is the only prison in california holding male death row inmates. ( will )death row inmates in california are getting a reprieve wednesday as gov. gavin newsom plans to place a moratorium on the death penalty in the state, his office announced tuesday. the move immediately closes the execution chamber at san quentin state prison where executions in california are carried out, though no one has been executed since 2006. currently, there are 737 condemned inmates in california. "i do not believe that a civilized society can claim to be a leader in the its government continues to premeditated and discriminatory people," newsom said in a statement. the order does the following: 1. puts in place an executive moratorium on the death penalty in the form of a reprieve for all individuals sentenced to death in california.2. withdrawals california's
lethal injection protocol3. immediately closes the execution chamber at san quentin4. states clearly the directive does not provide for the release of any individual from prison or otherwise alter any current conviction or sentence. governor newsom's statement reads in part.....in america, we execute more human beings than any other democracy on earth. in california, we have the largest death row of any place in the western hemisphere - more than 700 prisoners. and we have spent $5 billion since 1978 to keep those individuals on death row. death row.
( rya ) president trump took to twitter this morning about the announcement. he says: defying voters, the governor of california will halt all death penalty executions of 737 stone cold killers. friends and families of the always forgotten victims are not thrilled, and neither am i! ( darya ) governor newsom is expeted to make the announcement at 10 this
morning.. you can watch the news conference live on the "kron-on app . that's the bay area's only commercial- free 24-hour streaming news service. right now you can try it for free - just visit kron-on-dot-tv to sign up. (robin) p-g and-e will not face criminal charges related to the 20-17 wildfires in the north bay. the sonoma county district attorney's office made the announcement yesterday. they say there is not enough evidence to prove p-g and-e acted with a reckless disregard for human life. which they say is the standard to sustain criminal charges. last year --- calfire did determine that p-g-and e's equipment caused numerous fires in four counties. however -- p-g and e remains on federal criminal probation. and they are facing several pending lawsuits related to the fires. (robin) it was an emotional day for oakland city councilwoman lynette gibson mcelhaney as she spoke for the first time about her son's murder. victor mcelhaney was shot and killed during an apparent robbery attempt last weekend in los angeles.
determined the murder-suicide. ( darya )the death of a san jos ... is undocumented, had been deported, and criminal history. carlaccused of randomly breaking into 59-year-old bambi larsen's home and then stabbing her to death. a memorial grows outside her home on knollfield way. carranza is salvadorian and has a long rap sheet including kidnapping, false imprisonment, burglary, and drug offfense. kron 4's j-r stone has more. sot as far as i'm concerned if there was a violent offense once there is a violent offense he should have been deported.san jose police officers association president paul kelly sounding off referring to murder suspect carlos carranza. the undocumented immigrant accused of killing 59 year old bambi larson by stabbing her multiple times.sot we're not talking about sanctuary laws in california....county that
have certain laws where ice detainers are ignored.and kelly says that is what happened in the case of carranza. he says that if san jose police officers act on ice detainer requests they can lose their job because of county laws. those who knew bambi larson say she will be remembered for the wonderful person she was.sot we just connected with her right away...good way about her.in fact one neighbor said that carranza's clothes were recovered in a garbage bin a matter of feet from his home. sot one neighbor said clothes recovered...kelly says that those living in this area, other parts of the bay area, and the state should be concerned by what happened here and what is considered violent and non violent in cali worry about that
( darya ) house democrats have introduced a new bill aimed at providing a pathway to citizenship for more than one million undocumented immigrants in the u-s. it's called the "dream and promise act", and was unveiled by house speaker nancy pelosi. the measure would give undocumented immigrants who came to the u-s as children permanent resident status for 10 years, as well as cancel removal proceedings if certain
taken to a local hospital for his injuries. this is the fourth freeway (robin) now to the peninsula ... where a man is facing charges for attempting to kill a woman in redwood city. police say scott thompson injured a woman at the capri motel early sunday morning. the 36-year-old woman called police saying she was hurt badly... thompson was found a short time later walking north along el camino real. the woman was transported to the hosptial with non-life threatening injuries. ( darya ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news...residents in a south bay neighborhood are not happy after a homeless encampment was forced to relocate to their area.. ( darya ) plus ... kevin durant is out with a bruised ankle. as the warriors play an important game against a playoff hungry team. ( darya ) and parents in the bay area upset over the major
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this morning we continue to follow the major college admissions cheating scandal. the scam involves the rich and the famous paying out bribes to get their kids into elite colleges. kron 4s noelle bellow has reaction from bay area parents ... who are shocked and upset. do you think there's pressures on.. too much pressure on
students to get into good schools these days? yes yes, especially here. when it comes to her kids education, n order for my kids to go to a better school district, i moved to palo alto yes.a move like that isn't uncommon -- but this recent college cheating scandal has palo alto parents shockedthat was really unfair cheating out students who actually deserved a spot in those elite schools. (harrison) it's an unfortunate way to see how serious the pressure is and the extremes people will go to. stanford school of medicine's vicki harrison is the director at the center for youth mental health and well being. we're seeing alot of young people with really high rates of anxiety and depression // pressuring them to get into certain schools and the right schools is not what they need at this momentstandup: harrison says shes shocked by the lengths some parents are willing to go for their kids - and the message it sends, is dangerouswe need to think about not just the harm that was caused and the laws that were broken, but what example
is being set..she hopes parents will start to take a deeper look at how they define success. there's a lot of ways to define that and there's a lot fo contributions young people have to make, and where you go to school is one step on your lifetime pathand remember that higher education is not one size fits all. it's finding a place you're going to thrive and where you feel belonging and conneciton and that doesn't necessarily mean a top ivy league school for every studentin palo alto, noelle bellow kron 4 news (robin) in the south bay ... some residents in a san jose community are concerned about a proposed site for a homeless community. right now ... the hope village encampment is near the airport.its operating on city owned land leased to the county of santa clara. hope village operators say they run on donations only ... and after six months of housing about 20 people ... the city needs to relocate the village. the proposed new site for hope village is in willow glen
-- and neighbors there are not happy about the idea. (robin)(robin) the city says they are nowhere near finalizing plans. there will be a willow glen community meeting tonight at 7 o'clock ... at the elks lodge in san jose.again -- there have been no votes and no final decision made just yet. ( darya ) now to the warriors ... they are in houston tonight for the start of their four-game road trip. unfortunately, kevin durant will not be suiting up against the rockets. the two-time finals mvp is still recovering from a sprained right ankle suffered against the suns. and it's a huge game to miss... since houston is 3- and-0 against the warriors,
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morning news ... governor newsom is halting the death penalty in california... details on the executive order is coming up in a live report. ( darya ) plus... the latest on the largest college cheating scandal....involving some well known celebrities and bay area parents. ( darya ) and we'll tell you the city in the bay area that's home to some of the country's most aggressive drivers. (ácommercialá)(ácommercialá)
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