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major hot major hot spotbay bridge wb 80 in the tunnel . hit and run accident cleared. jammed from the maze. accident on wb 80 at mcbryde ave blocks the left lane. traffic is jammed frm hwy 4 in hercules. ( darya ) following this morning...
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governor gavin newsom is ending the death penalty in california..he is expected to make the announcement ( 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
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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 aim to be a leader in the world as long as its government continues to discriminatory execution of its 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.
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governor newsom's statement reads in part.....i do not believe that a civilized society can claim to be a leader in the world as long as its government continues to sanction the premeditated and discriminatory execution of its people. in short, the death penalty is inconsistent with our bedrock values and strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a californian. ( robin ) thanks will. thanks will.
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( darya ) lets take a look at some of the infamous inamtes currently on death row at san quentin... scott peterson was convicted in the death of his wife laci and their unborm son. lonni franklin --- is a convicted serial killer. richard allen davis --- has been on death row since 19-96 for the kidnap and murder of 12-year-old polly klaas from petaluma. and vincent brothers --- a former high school principal convicted of killing his three children and mother-in-law. ( 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. ( darya ) bay area parents, hollywood stars, and college prep executives are just some of the individuals accused of carrying out a nationwide bribery scheme to help students gain admission to some of stanford is amo
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the univiersites tied up in this case. kron 4's dan kerman has the story... the fbi has announced 50 people including 33 parents have been charged in a nationwide bribary scheme, whereby parents payed off college coaches and administrators to get their kids into elite universities sot joseph bonavolonta/fbi :12 this is a case where they flaunted their wealth baring no expense to cheat the system so they could set their children up with the best education money could buy. some spent between 200-thousand to 6 and half million dollars to guarantee administion. their actions were insidious selfish and shameful. these are the 13 bay area parents who are among 33 charged. prosecutors say they paid this man , rick singer, to have someone take college entrance exams or correct their child's answers afterward. singer also used the money to pay off coaches and create fake athletic profiles so students could be recruited as star athletes.sot andrew lelling/u.s. attorney, district of massachusetts :59
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one of those parents on the list, todd blake, tweeted in march of 2019 so very excited that my daughter charlotte will be attending usc next year! court documents allege blake paid $200,000 to singer's foundation and $50,000 to usc's 'women's athletics department to make that happen also implicated stanford university head sailing coach john vandemoer, who has now been fired. he placd pting bribes. according to court documents vandemoer conspired with singer to hold admission students who were falsely suggested to be competitive sailors. in return he receivcontributions to stanford sailing program. neither of the two students ended up
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attending.standup dan kerman 156and the fbi noted the investigation is not done and they will continue to search for parents and others who are not playing on the rules, dan kerman kron 4 news. ( robin ) 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. ( 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
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was captured on camera by a student. one of vargas' students say it's unfair that he's been arrested. ( darya ) 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 ) new this morning... a 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 near sixth and
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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. ( robin ) new this morning... the cty of lafayette is one step closer to banning flavored tobacco. the city council has agreed to prepare an ordinance that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco in city limits. if the ordinance passes... stores that continue to sell flavored tobacco products could face fines of up to $500. unflavored tobacco products would not be affected. the city council will vote on the ordinance next month. ( darya ) we now know the names of the two men fatally shot in oakland last month. this happened at a gas station in the 9700 block of edes avenue. 27-year-old maurice cooper... died at the scene... 42-year-old cassius stroman was taken to the hospital where he later
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died. two women and another man were also injured in the shooting and survived. no one has been arrested. ( darya ) breaking news we are following... happening right now... president trump's former campaign chairman paul manafort is back in court for a second round of sentencing. he received a prison sentence just under four years last week for financial crimes. that was shorter than the 19-to-24 years that is called for under federal guidelines. manafort, who turns 70 next month, is facing up to another decade behind bars for a pair of conspiracy charges related to the special council's investigation into russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. ( darya ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news...scary moments for a man who was shot while driving on a bay area highway.. ( darya ) plus another east bay school district is looking to strike if teachers can't reach a deal with the union. ( darya ) and the legal action a former c-h-p officer is taking after he says he was
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harrassed and discriminated against on the job. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. you know when you're at ross
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back to the kron 4 morning news. let's get a check of the forecast.
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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. major hot weekend.
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major hot spotbay bridge wb 80 in the tunnel . hit and run accident cleared. jammed from the maze. accident on wb 80 at mcbryde ave blocks the left lane. traffic is jammed frm hwy 4 in hercules ( darya ) new this morning... a
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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 fullti of on targetin because he was gay. and he says the c-h-p did nothing about it.
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a mute. that's a worthless process. >( darya ) a judge threw out the lawsuit last year over statute of limitations issues, but brome's attorneys are appealing that ruling. the c-h-p declined comment on the lawsuit and brome's ( robin ) a man is now 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. ( robin ) another big story we are following this morning... the most senior vatican official charged with sexual abuse is now heading to prison. austrailian cardinal george pell was given a six- year sentence for sexually assaulting two choirboys in the 19-90's. the 77-year-old
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must also register as a sex offender. pell's lawyers say they will appeal the conviction. the court of appeal is scheduled to hear submissions in june. ( darya ) for your money this morning... h-p is recalling laptop batteries. and boeing is making a key change in the software of the 737 max 8 plane. jane king is live at the nasdaq with those stories and more. ( jane )good morningboeing is making an extensive change to the flight-control system in the 737 max aircraft involved in october's plane crash in indonesia, going beyond what many industry officials familiar with the discussions had anticipated.the change was in the works before a second plane of the same model crashed in africa last weekend. the change would mark a major shift from how boeing originally designed a stall- prevention feature in the aircraft, which were first delivered to airlines in 2017.
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meanwhile the association of flight attendants, a union, is backing the grounding of the boeing planes.dick's sporting goods says it will stop selling guns in 125 stores. dick's says it will put other merchandise in the space although it's sales have suffered due to fewer hunters buying products.following a shooting in florida in february 2018 that left 17 students and staff dead, dick's hiked the minimum age to purchase a gun to 21 and prohibited the sale of ar-15 style rifles.apple may be set to introduce yet another new hardware product category next year: augmented reality glasses.according to analysts, the a-r glasses will rely on iphone to do all of the computing.so in other words, the phone will do the work while the glasses can display. apple hasn't confirmed the report.h-p is expanding a recall of batteries for notebook computers.the lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. the recall expansion involves lithium-ion batteries for hp commercial notebook computers and mobile workstations were sold to businesses and other organizations.live from the. nasdaq marketsite, i'm to y ou ( darya ) thanks jane
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( robin ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... people in a south bay neighborhood are not happy after a homeless encampment was forced to relocate to their area.. ( robin ) and after the break...the city in the bay area that's home to some of the country's most aggressive drivers. and here's a live look outside... bay bridge (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá)
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in your noise cancelling trheadphones?ry maybe not. maybe you could trust you won't be next to a loud eater. (eating potato chips loudly) or you could just trust duracell. (silence) ♪ dry weather ahead with another
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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 ) san francisco and
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sacramento are among the cities in the country with the most aggressive drivers. that's according to a report from gas buddy. l-a tops the list...researchers found that the expensive rs found that the expensive gas, combined with traffic and congestion seems to have drivers on edge. the report also found that aggressive driving habits like speeding, rapid acceleration, and braking could cost drivers 500-dollars more each year for gas. atlanta and philadelphia are also on the list. ( darya ) coming up on the
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kron-4 morning news...governor newsom is halting the death penalty in california... details on the executive order is coming up after the break. < ella: i'm ella sogomonian - we've been telling you a lot about kron-on.. the bay area's only commercial free streaming news service... but the kron on app gives you a lot more than just live local breaking news around the clock. it also gives you on-demand access to the kron 4 archives... that includes people behaving badly. plus - all the in-depth award winning bay area documentaries produced by kron 4.. and if you've ever wondered what's it is like to work in a newsroom.. we've posted every episode of the backstory. and that's just a small sample of what you'll get with the kron on app. it's available on iphones, ipads, apple tv, android devices and amazon fire. we're offering a 7 day free trial for new subscribers - visit kron-on-dot-tv to sign up.> the ross spring dress event is here-finally!
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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. or find a look that's, like... wow ...at a price that's, like... whoa. that's yes for less. seriously, 20 to 60 percent off department store prices! more new dresses means more reasons to say yes. at the ross spring dress event. on now! yes for less. back to the kron four morning news... lets start the half hour 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.
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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 ) breaking news we are
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following this morning... in less than 3 hours... governor gavin newsom will sign an executive order halting the death penalty. stephanie elam has the details. it's a conviction gavin newsom has long held.here he is in 2013.gov. gavin newsom:"i think we should repeal the death penalty."now california's newly elected governor, newsom plans to put a moratorium on the death penalty in the golden state. over the years, he's made his stance on corporal punishment known.first, the issues of race and mental health...gov. gavin newsom:"it's not a deterrent. there are racial components of that."the governor argues that the death sentence is unequally and unfairly used on the mentally disabled and people of color. another sticking point for newsom -- the possibility of innocent people being put to death.gov. gavin newsom:"every year, we read about this person, that person, another
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person that were exonerated, were innocent."but the e legal found that's an outdated concern. kent scheidegger:"it is less today than it was say 15 years ago with all the greater scrutiny we have on forensic science."and then there's the financial impact.the governor's office says the death penalty system has cost california four billion dollars since 1978. of all the states, california has the most people on death row.gov. gavin newsom:"we don't use the death penalty today. we are warehousing folks."yet death penalty proponents argue that keeping people on death row through several years of appeals is what costs so much. kent scheidegger:"in a capital case where there's no doubt who did it, which is most capital cases, you can get it done in 6 years."by signing an executive order, newsom will join governors of colorado, pennsylvania, washington and oregon who also used their power to suspend or delay executions.john kitzhaber:"i do not believe those executions made us safer." ...that's a belief governor angeles ( darya ) president trump took to
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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 ) we're learning more about the man who is charged in the death of a san jose woman. police say 24- year-old carlos carranza is undocumented, had been deported, and has a long criminal history. he is accused of randomly breaking
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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. san jose's police chief says following his many arrests, immigration authorities áunsuccessfully sought information about his release on six separate occassions. the mayor of san jose says it's long overdue for the county to-reconsider it's current policy of ignoring ice hold of ignoring ice hold requests. ( robin ) a shooter is still on the loose...after a man was shot several times while he was driving on highway 24. it happened yersterday morning around 6:30. the 20-year-old victim was approaching highway 13 when he noticed a blue sedan next to his car....that's when he says he heard several gunshots. the victim managed to get onto highway 13 where he pulled over and called police. he told investigators that he got a good look at the man firing the gun but didn't recognize
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him. the victim was taken to a local hospital for his injuries. this is the fourth this is the fourth freeway shooting in oakland this year. ( robin ) in the south bay...we now know the names of the two children killed by their mother in a murder-suicide last week. the santa clara county medical examiner's office identified them as four-year-old chuck nguyen and seven-year-old eric nguyen. their mother was identified earlier this week. police say -- they found her and the two children dead at their san jose home last wednesday. officers later determined the case to be a murder-suicide. ( darya ) 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. he was a music student at u-s-c. mcelheney and her husband clarence listened as faculty members praise her
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son and their own bravery. victor was described as a brilliant musician and wonderful human being.
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board of trustees met yesterday to discuss the issue. they reviewed proposals regarding the name change that include surveying the community on the issue, selecting a committee to manage the process, and drafting a resolution that commits the board to change the district's name...and the name of an elementary school. the full cost of the name change would be privately financed. proponents of the name change say the word "dixie" is associated with white supremacy dating back to the civil war era. opponents argue the district was named after mary dixie, a woman who had ties to the man who built the first schoolhouse in san rafael. (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
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hope village is in willow glen -- and neighbors there are not happy about the idea. (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 ) coming up at 8 o'clock, a national organiti penalty is reacting to governor gavin newsom's cision california. ( darya ) and after the break..why sonoma county has decided to not charge p-g- and-e for starting several north bay fires in 20-17. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast.
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(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 ( darya ) coming up on the kron 4 morning buzz... how did high school kids who didn't play sports and in some cases didn't even take the sat.. get in to top colleges? you guessed it: have more on the admissions cheating scandal.. plus nba players and fans pay the price for fighting.. and the 49ers pay millions for a ford they hope will perform more like a ferarri.
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the ross spring dress event is here-finally!
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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. or find a look that's, like... wow ...at a price that's, like... whoa. that's yes for less. seriously, 20 to 60 percent off department store prices! more new dresses means more reasons to say yes. at the ross spring dress event. on now! yes for less. (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá)
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( james )( darya ) welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. let's get a check of the forecast. dry weather ahead with another sunny day today. high
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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 weekend. no major hot no major hot
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( darya ) saint mary's tangoed with gonzaga and now it's on to the big dance. the gaels put a muzzle on the bulldogs by
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bogging down the offense and forcing the zags sharpshooters in to difficult spots. the men from moraga held the nation's top team to a season low 24 points at the half. in the end, it was 60 to 47 and st. mary's wins their first west coast conference championship in nine years and an automatic bid to the ncaa tournament. ( darya )a lot of students who couldn't play basketball, water polo or any other sport had their faces photoshopped in.. as part of a scam to get into colleges as fake recruits.. of course they didn't join the team when they got there cuz they weren't really athetes. stanford's sailing coach is one of a half dozen coaches fired: accused of taking money from a newport beach manllions of dollars from parents to bribe coaches and cheat on college admissions tests to get their kids in to schools they weren't talented or smart enough to get in to on their own.. legit stanford students are
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disillusioned but not surprised. (sot)
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okc star russel westbrook is never gonna get any lip again from that fan who taunted him monday night. at least not at the utah jazz arena.. the guy is banned for life for his racist and profane comments. westbrook was fined 25 grand for threatening to beat up the guy and his wife if they didn't shut up. . ( darya )couple big trades in and out of new york are blowing up the internet.. sorry giants fans, obj is on his way out of nyc to cleveland, less than a year after you made him the highest paid receiver in the nfl.on suddenly being a brown.. odell beckam junior's first words were "wow" meantime, flying in to new york.. le-veon bell: leaving the steelers to join the jets for 52 million.. his first words "i'm back in the green baby. let's get it" that's a quote. the 49ers to sett instead they'll have about dee ford in the defense. they'll take him for a spin
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from kansas city.. ford is priced more like a ferarri: 87 million dollars for a five year lease. ( darya )the raiders are going to introduce their new hot rod today.. wide reciever antonio brown is raring to go.. he posted himself doing push ups in a pool cuz he is so pumped to get outta pittsburg..and his son is excited too... already decked out in silver and black. (ácommercialá)
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even if no one in yo 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.
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secondhand smoke is toxic. especially to children. protect your family. visit tobaccofreeca.com. (á2 shotá)( darya ) a father in new jersey has gotten more than 15 thousand messages and calls wishing him a happy birthday thanks to an elaborate prank put together by his sons.( robin ) his sons put his face and phone number up on this billboard and invited strangers to wish him a happy birthday. and it's not over yet... the bill board will stay up through april 6th. (robin) coming up on the kron-4 morning news...governor newsom is halting the death penalty in california... details on the executive order is coming up in a live report.
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(robin) plus... the latest on the largest college cheating scandal....involving some well known celebrities and bay area parents. to simone, i leave the van gogh. to harrison, the wine collection. to craig, this rock. the redwoods to the redheads. the rainbows to the proud. i leave these things to my heirs, all 39 million of you, on one condition. that you do everything in your power to preserve and protect them. with love, california.
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so you can say yes to the biggest selection of the season. yes! or stop and ask yourself,
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"can i afford both?" at these prices, oh, yeah. or find a look that's, like... wow ...at a price that's, like... whoa. that's yes for less. seriously, 20 to 60 percent off department store prices! more new dresses means more reasons to say yes. at the ross spring dress event. on now! yes for less. (darya) good morning i'm
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darya folsom..(james) and i'm 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. 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
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drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 morning...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 houses the state's death .

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