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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 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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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 world as long as its government continues to sanction the premeditated and discriminatory execution of its people," newsom said in a statement. the order does the following: 1. puts in place an
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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
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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. ( 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.
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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. (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 in carrying out the bribery scheme ... which illegally helped students get admission into some of the nation's top
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colleges and universities. as stanford is among the ... univiersites tied up in this case. 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.the scam wen down:singer would either
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arrange for people to take admissions exams in place of his clients' children by bribing administrators, or arrange for their real scores to be altered....áandá ... he would bribe coaches to help students gain admission 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 ( 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 reputations at risk to carry out these kinds of
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kron 4 spoketatote east bay co-director of sports and social justice matthew aten- cio ... about the immense pressure felt by parents to give their children any advantage they can. looking to enhance the life prospects of their own individual children. again its that pay to play mentality..you have the resources that why not attempt these things and like i say, its really gone haywire in this case with the kinds of schools you're loooking at. those that are elite, very selective schools which provides cultural markers are success....maybe it doesn't surprise me..but its definietly disturbing>(robin) coming up in the next half hour ... we are going to hear from bay area parents of
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students ... who are upset about the college cheating scandal. (robin) 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 both crashes. ( darya ) new this morning ... a former california or
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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 wh e 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.
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four morning news... a disturbing allegation in the north bay... a fight club in a special education classroom. details on the consequences the teacher is now facing. plus... p-g&e is off the hook... when it comes to these wildfires... the reason they won't be facing charges for 20-17 wildfires in the north bay. and we're hearing from a local city council woman after her son was killed in a robbery. and here's a live look outside... san mateo bridge. < 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
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produced by kron 4.. and if you've what's it is like to work in a newsroom.. we've posted every episode of the backstory.
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(james)(darya) welcome back. let's get a check
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of the weather 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.
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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
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and we're continuing our breaking news coverage of governor newsom's expected announcement to halt executions in the state. joining us via skype is robert dunham... with the death penalty information center... with reaction to governor newsom's decision. what is the position of the national organization on this announcement?on this organization national position of the what is the decision. what is the position of
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the national organization on this announcement? ( robert) ( robert)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
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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 world as long as its government continues to sanction the premeditated and discriminatory execution of its people," newsom said in a
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statement. ( darya ) ( darya ) thanks. ( darya ) 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 askiclng fass sizes ans
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dublin high school ( darya ) a cloverdale high school teacher was arrested after police 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. ( darya ) ( darya ) vargas has taught
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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. ( darya ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... a man accused of a murder in san jose ... is revealed to be undocumented. we have reaction from neighbors of the victim. ( darya ) plus ... a homeowner catches a thief in the act. and decides to chase him down.
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( darya )pirate in las vegas picked on the wrong house ... after the homeowner came out with a gun and scared him off. take a look at the surveillance video. the thief walks out of an
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s-u-v to the door of the house. but the homeowner is there at the door with a gun ... and chases after the thief. the homeowner says he was a former bounty hunter ... and has experience with chasing down suspects.
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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
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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 drive ti from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101
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( darya ) breaking news we're following this 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 row inmates. 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 d society can claim to be a leader in the world as long as its government continues to
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sanction the premeditated and discriminatory execution of its people," newsom said in a statement.
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( robin ) thanks will. ( 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) they are referred to as pauper's graves... places where people who didn't have the means -were buried. here in the bay area two such grave sites have been identified because they may contain the remains of vets. ( darya ) in this exclusive kron on story - terisa estacio takes us to a site... where officials are on a mission.
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"so, here we have 1, do you know who is this? not yet... " sean stephens served 4 tours of combat duty in afganistan. to say he has seen alot, would be an grave understatement - but seeing this assignment up close, even took this war vet by suprise. (20:34) sean stephen. this one has no placard but there are plastic flowers. i teamed up with sean on this wet morning to scour this patch of open space in marin by the county's juvenile detention center... it is completely nondescript. in fact, when i drove up, i passed the plot several times. but indeed, right here in this field is a burial ground. 15:30 (page 5) sean. so this is a paupers grave site... starting back in 1855 to 1960 vets were buried here. they served. sean explains it is unclear how many people are buried here - mawe frkers that the triple digits. he says a retired san rafael police officer has been tasked to cross reference records. years ago, a mental hospital was situated here. sean. the goal here is to relocated to travis - it is to bring them home. sean explains marin is
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following the path blazed by officials further north. in sonom county, they have already relocated the graves of 115 veterans and 5 dependents.sean. sonoma has already uncovered many vets. they would come here and die and no one would come claim them. now, per a state law we are going to do that. the san rafael officer doesnt have a family so it is really important to him as well, to not be forgotten. sean also says this is not the only pauper's grave site in marin county. sean. there is a site at san quentin. we have already found one person. and then there is the matter of cremation. sean. we have 3 crematorians. they have remains as well. we will cross reference them. sean says work is already underway to figure out who is here - and to make matters right. sean. they deserve this. in marin county, terisa estacio kron four news.
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you can see more exclusive stories like this on our new app-- kron-on. right back with more news after the break.
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warming even further, into the 70's for some place, by the weekend.
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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
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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
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are following out of the east bay... police in danvill are on the scene of a cra that crashed intoa building. you can see by this picture the car crashed through the "fsh and fire" restaurant. nobody was injured. we'll be back with more news after the break. 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. ( 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
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was shot and killed during an apparent robbery attempt last weekend in los angeles. he was a music student at u-s-c. victor was described as a brilliant musician and wonderful human being.
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at their san jose home last wednesday. officers later determined the case to be a murder-suicide. (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 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.
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jose.i've been here 27 years, ive been a homicide detective with assistant chief knoff and i can probably count on three fingers the times that we've had a stranger break into someone's home and brutally murder them. that's what this was about. >(robin) the mayor of san jose says it's long overdue for the county to- reconsider it's current policy of ignoring ice hold requests. (robin) next on the kron 4 morning news at 9 ... violence at a bay area classroom... find out what a teacher is now facing after police say he started a fight club in a special education classroom. (robin) and here's a live look outside... golden gate bridge...
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its only available online at del taco webstore dot com...while supplies last. coming up on the kron-4 morning news...governor newsom is halting the death penalty in california... kron-4's will tran is live with details on the executive order. plus... more details on the largest college cheating scandal... involving some well known celebrities and bay area parents. (ácommercialá) (áábreakáá) breaking this
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morning...... san francisco mayor london breed has just named jeanine nicholson as the new san francisco fire chief. she is the first l-g-b-t fire chief and the second woman to run the department following outgoing chief joanne hayes-white. chief nicholson is a 25 veteran of the department... she is currently a deputy chief. mayor breed called her a dedicated public servant and a
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tremendous (darya) good morning i'm darya folsom.. 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 m

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