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start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... more sunshine and more temperatures well above average well into the mid 70's for parts of the bay. enjoy today's weather as cooler weather is just around the corner with showers returning as well into the middle of the week. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( james ) another big ( james ) maze to sf. min from the maze
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to sf. ( james ) another big story we are following this morning... police in the east bay investigating two separate
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freeway shootings from over the weekend. and one of them was deadly. the most recent happened in livermore. a 24-year-old woman was shot in the leg while driving on 580. it happened yesterday evening. the woman was sitting in the passenger side of the car. she and another person drove off the freeway to call police. the woman is expected to be okay. police do not have a description of the shooter or the shooter's car. ( james ) the chp is also investigating a freeway shooting on highway 4 in concord. this shooting turned deadly. it happened saturday afternoon... and this morning we have learned the victim's name. the chp was investigating a silver honda that had drven off the road and hit a guard rail on eastbound highway 4 at port chicago highway. officers found bullet holes on the driver's side door. the woman behind the wheel died at the scene. she has been identified as 25-year-old destinee hillery from antioch. she was the only person in the car. ( james ) an east bay school official is fighting for his life after he was shot by his wife in a domestic dispute. paul shatswell
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was shot inside his home on barrie drive early saturday morning.. police say shatswell's wife, 39 year old maria vides, shot him.. ..she's now facing attempted murder charges. shatswell is a principal at the pittsburg adult education center. the superintendent released a statement saying in-part "his impact is wide across our pittsburg community. along with the shock and grief, there will be many memories of his love of music, friends, family, pittsburg, and his passion for education." ( will ) breaking international news this morning... three people have been killed and at least nine injured... two we are hearing are in serious condition.... after a gunman opened fire inside a tram in the netherlands. a manhunt is underway for that gunman. the shooting happened around 2:45 this morning. dutch police say they are considering terrorism as a possible motive. dutch police have linked a 37-year-old turkish man to the
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shooting. we will continue to we will continue to follow this breaking news and keep you updated through out the morning. ( will ) if you take 880 in hayward can expect delays thisweek as cal trans begins work on express lanes. crews are closing the southbound lanes between winton avenue and highway 92. all lanes will be closed between 11:59 at night through 4 a-m tuesday and wednesday. crews will be installing 880 express lanes signs. detour signs will be in place during the closure. ( will ) two lanes on the
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northbound side of 880 will also be closed. ( james ) another big story we are following this morning... investigators in new zealand are still working to identify all of the victims of last week's deadly shootings at two separate mosques.( will ) john lawrence has the latest. new zealand....still in shock after friday's fatal shootings. sarah jones/memorial visitor "you never wake up and think something like this would happen on your own doorstep." nat sound of musicfunerals and vigils were held across the country this weekend. survivors, meanwhile, attempt to cope with living through a terrifying experience.farhaan farheez/shooting survivor"i just can't stop thinking about it - getting those flashbacks...it's one of those experiences i wish no one ever encounters. it's one of those experiences i wish no one ever
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encounters."28-year-old australian brenton tarrant is charged with murder.....addit ional charges are expected later.terry fitzgerald/tarrant' s uncle"we're very sorry for the families over there. for the dead and the injured. there is...just can't think of nothing else."the prime minister says authorities hope to have all the bodies returned to their families by wednesday.and right now, the focus is on increased security. jacinda ardern/new zealand prime minister"while mosques are in active use, there will be a police presence outside. while they are closed, the public will remain in the vicinity."dozens were also injured in the incident....and are hospitalized.some of them have recovered enough to be released.i'm john lorinc reporting. ( will ) there's a vigil tonight honoring the lives of those people killed in that shooting in new zealand. its happening at the lake merritt amphitheater in oakland. organizers say this a chance to express solidarity with the people of new zealand and peope who are
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targeted by white nationalism. the vigil against islamophobia starts at 6:30. there are a lot of questions after terorrist attacks. kron four spoke with a bay area counter terrorism expert for some persepective. ron brooks says while each terrorist attack is different ... they all have hate in common. the new zealand gunman identifies himself as a white supremacist, acting alone. brooks says these attacks are intended to strike terror, but that there is no one group committing these acts. he says people are learning how to follow through with these awful crimes on websites that are difficult for law enforcement to find. brooks stresses that we
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must continue to live our lives in the wake of terror attacks. continue going to our places of worship, parks, schools and other public places... brooks says this shows the brooks says this shows the terrorists that the public can't be intimidated. ( james ) a training for law enforcement officials that some critics called too militaristic is ending in the bay area. its called urban shied. the 4-day event features drills, and a weapons expo...allowing agencies from around the country to train together on how to respond to emergencies and acts of terrorism. after a year long review, the board of supervisors voted to shift nearly 5-million dollars away from the program -- causing it to shut down. alameda county sherriff greg ahern started the program in 2007. he says it was a chance for multiple agencies to learn critical public safety measures.
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equipment as it changes every yearbutted toosot what we are saying is we want to to build up the community in ways that dont rely on militarization and exclusion but also works with them>( james ) there are no plans for a revamp of urban shield by the sheriffs office. ( james ) new this morning... a surfer had to be rescued after being stranded on rocks near the cliff house restaurant in san francisco. this happened around 7:00 last night. the surfer was not injured but a helicopter had to be called in because the rough waters made a boat rescue impossible. ( will ) a 12-year-old boy in vacaville was stabbed over the weekend while trying to stop a fight. it happened friday evening in the 300 block of mono drive. police say two men were arguing with another man when the child tried to intervene.
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the 12-year-old was cut on the arm..one of the men was also stabbed.. they both are expected to be okay. ( will ) a bike accident in the south of market neighborhood of san francisco left a 30 year old berkeley woman dead earlier this month. now the accident has pushed the city to create another protected bike lane. ( james ) kron 4's noelle bellow has the story. we can't just keep piecing and adding little bits and little bits. it's just a bandaid on a bigger problem bicyclist fiona tay says the death of tess rothstein hit her hardits acutally really personal and im really angry it was just 60 feet away from where the protected bike lane startedon march 8th, rothstein was riding her bike down howard when she was struck and killed. witnesses say she had veered away from the bike lane to avoid being struck by the open door of a parked car. just days after her death, the city removed parking on the block rothstein was hit -- creating a temporary protected lane.. we can get a protected bike lane in pretty quikcly after someone is hit and killed charles deffarges is the
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senior community organizer for the sf bicycle coalition the outpouring of greif and and support for protected bike lanes city wide has been enormous and we are mobilizing that to city hall with supervisor matt haney for demand for protected bike lanes city widewe want protected bike lanes for the full length of folsom and howard from the embarcardero to 11th. deffarges says right now projects like this can take years..many are wondering in the mean time -- what rights do bicyclists even have in the city?bike traffic is somewhat unique in sf.legal analyst steve clark says rothstein's family will likely have a civil case, but unless theres some level of intentional harm that was done, the chances of drivers being prosecuted is slim. i think what the case here would be is the da wouldnt have much to deal with because it was not involving the operation of the vehicle. mearly opening the door. with 10's of thousands of people riding their bikes in the city everyday, the coalition says enough is enoughwe understand the importance of enforcement -- but this is a design issue and we're pushing for better infrastructure. if there was a protected bike lane there, we wouldn't have to have the convo of who's at fault, who's guilty, in south of market noelle bellow kron 4 news
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( james ) the s-f bicycle coalition plans to call for urgent, action on high-injury corridors city wide. a rally is scheduled for tomorrow at 12:30 on the steps of city hall. members will then head up to the sf-mta board meeting to push for protected bike lanes the entire length of folsom and howard streets. ( james ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news...a look at some of the comments made in the past...that may be haunting the actresses involved in the big college bribe scheme.... ( james ) plus...a super bowl champion returns to his hometown to help raise money for an east bay high school. ( james ) parts of the
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midwest are battling deadly and historic flood levels. at least two people have died -- and the water is still rising. it comes just days after a massive "bomb cyclone" hit the region. the powerful weather system slammed the midwest with hurricane-like winds and blizzard conditions last week, leaving drowning rains and flooding. melting snow
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and ice are threatening the region and experts warn in some places, the worst is yet to come. (james)(darya) welcome back. let's get a check of the weather this morning... more sunshine and more temperatures well above average well into the mid 70's for parts of the bay. enjoy today's weather as cooler weather is just around the corner with showers returning as well into the middle of the week.
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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 ( will ) fire fighters in atherton rescued a kitten stuck in a water drainage pipe. these are pictures of the kitten and the firefighters. a woman called police after hearing the kitten crying.
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it was stuck 14 feet below a concrete walking deck. the pipe was only 4 inches wide. it took firefighters and animal control about an hour to get the kitten out of the pipe. the firefighter who rescued the kitten is now considering adopting it ( will ) a san francisco man is accused of tossing a puppy down a trash chute..causing severe injuries. last month, rocky was was found buried under feet of garbage in a dumpster at an apartment complex. the dog was dehydrated and suffered from a severely broken back leg... unfortunately, veterinarians determined the leg had to be amputated. 59-year-old ronald jones is accused of beating the dog and throwing it down a 3 story trash chute.. rocky spent 4 days and 4 nights without any food or water...
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( james ) the california department of fish and wildlife is searching for the person responsible for separating two bear cubs from their mom. the 5-week-old cubs were found on highway 96 in yreka saturday. while officers investigate, the cubs are being looked after at a rehabilitation center in south lake tahoe. officers tried to find the cubs mother but didnt have any luck. right now they are staying in a crate..and being fed four times a day. soon, theyll move to a larger habitat, where they will have room to climb, play and learn to be more independent... they will have surrogate parents for the next year.
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santa anita park has decided it wants to phase out the use of a very common medication called álasix.á. it is a diuretic given to racehorses that also helps their lungs handle the intensity of a race. the agreement between stronach group and the thouroughbred owners of california ensures that next year's crop of 2 year old horses will not receive the lasix medication. ellen jackson has been a trainer for more than 30 years. she believes removing the use of lasix is inhumane. jackson says what they really need to be doing is fixing the track surface. ( james ) 22 horses have died at santa anita park since the winter meet began in december. starting immediately; race day administration of lasix will be cut in half. races are expected to pick back up
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this week. ( james ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... hear from a daughter who learned her mother died...nearly 30 years after the body turned up in a vacaville field. (ácommercialá)
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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 toll to 101 ( james ) for your health this morning ... new guidelines recommend against taking daily low-dose aspirin to prevent strokes and heart attacks in healthy, older adults. the new guidelines were announced by the american heart association. the guidelines say doctors may consider aspirin for certain older high-risk patients -- including those having trouble lowering their cholesterol or managing blood sugar. doctors are also being recommened to ask patients to eat healthy and exercise to control blood pressure and
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cholesterol ... as opposed to taking aspirin. ( will ) coming up next..police take down a large credit card skimming operation in northern california. the warning signs authorities want you to know about. ♪ [baby crib musical mobile] millions are still exposed to the dangers of secondhand smoke. and some of them can't do anything about it.
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but you can. protect your family. visit tobaccofreeca.com. (james)(darya) welcome
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back to the kron four morning news... lets start the half hour with a check of
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weather and traffic... more sunshine and more temperatures well above average well into the mid 70's for parts of the bay. enjoy today's weather as cooler weather is just around the corner with showers returning as well into the middle of the week. no major hot
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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 ( will ) the massive college admissions scheme revealed this week by the justice department has sent shockwaves through hollywood-- and through campuses across the nation.( james )
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actresses lori loughlin and felicity huffman are among at least 50 people accused of buying their kids' way into elite universities. and as c-n-n's randi kaye reports -- their past comments -- online and on t-v -- are coming back to haunt them.
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usc as members of the crew team, even though neither ever rowed. hard to square those accusations with this:lori loughlin/ actress"...like, 'you know what? give it your all. do the best you can.'" still -- loughlin and her husband, fashion designer mossimo giannulli... apparently weren't taking any chances.perhaps it had something to do with their daughter olivia's attitude about school: in 2016 she tweeted: "college prep is the worst thing ever."in 2017 -- loughlin opened up on the today show before her oldest daughter left for college: laurie laughlin/ today show/ 2017"i think i'm in complete denial. i really am, because when i think about it too much, it will make me cry."and this was her.. sounding like a typical college mom -- interviewed by people on youtube with daughter bella: bella loughlin/ daughter"i've actually finished like 7 - no that's like 10 - tv shows in the past few months."lori loughlin/ actress"isn't that nice. glad we are "isn't that nice. glad we are paying for that education so you can watch tv and not do your
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homework."another actress-- desperate housewives' felicity huffman -- is also charged. she's accused of paying $15,000 to get one of their daughter's sat scores boosted with help from the same fake charity.felicity huffman/ actress"i want to model for my daughters being a woman of agency, having a voice in the world and that means having influence, and having power, and to tell you the truth having money."randi kaye/ reporting"her husband, actor william h macy, has not been charged, but an affidavit shows he sat in on a meeting with the head of the sham charity, where the scam was apparently discussed. this was huffman talking with larry king back in 2016.. sounding like a concerned mom."felicity huffman/ actress"the last time i cried, uh, i would say 2 days ago. i was worried about my 16 year old. i'm sure all you moms can--"larry king/ show host"something bad?" felicity huffman/ actress"no, no just worried about their future."and in august that year-- she tweeted: "what are
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your best "hacks" for the back to school season?"in another tweet from 2017... she writes how visiting college with her 17-year-old makes her nostalgic..meanwhile - in january william h macy told us magazine about his daughter: "she's going to go to college....we're right now in the thick of college application time, which is so stressful."any parent knows college applications can be stressful... but if these accusations are true.. it's worth remembering felicity huffman once said she believes "good behavior is rewarded." and in a tweet just last year, lori loughlin wrote: "there are more important things than money. like doing the right thing. words to live by."randi kaye, cnn, new york. > ( will ) police say they busted a large west coast credit card "skimming" ring in sacramento. deputies say the men planted a camera on the a-t-m pinpads where a potential victim would punch in their number. after the
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man installs the camera at the a-t-m he comes back to add the skimming device. the men are accused of stealing credit card information from at least 40 people in the sacramento area. ( will ) because police say the suspects had been stealing credit card info for months -- they warn skimming devices could still be out there. investigators say there are steps you can take to keep yourself safe. hide the keypad when you're plugging in your pin. and check the machine to make sure it's secure. ( will ) a woman is searching for answers now that her mother's remains have finally been identified.. caitlyn cj johnson had been looking for her birth mother for decades.... she was taken away from cindy bilardi because of her mother's
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substance abuse and homelessness. bilardi was last seen by her family in 1989.... then in april of 1991 some contruction crews breaking ground at the premium outlet mall in vacaville came across the body of a woman. police had been trying to identify her since then... new technology allowed for a better read of a fingerprint that investigators initially ruled unusable. police say bilardi would often hitchhike from san jose to santa rosa....but it doesn't explain how she turned up in vacaville.
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police have been considering this a suspicious death case.. ( will ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... issues on the field aren't stopping a superbowl champion and bay area native from giving back... we'll hear from robert turbin. ( will ) plus...the paradise high school baseball team got a special invite to oracle park after so many players suffered extreme losses in the camp fire. (ácommercialá)
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(ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) more sunshine and more temperatures well above average well into the mid 70's for parts of the bay. enjoy today's weather as cooler weather is just around the corner with showers returning as well into the middle of the week. (robin) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. t
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(ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) more sunshine and more temperatures well above average well into the mid 70's for parts of the bay. enjoy today's weather as cooler weather is just around the corner with showers returning as well into the middle of the week.
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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
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( james ) happening today ... a memorial and vigil for stephon clark. it was one year ago today that clark was fatally shot by police in sacramento. family, loved ones, and members of the sacramento community are coming together to remember clark. over the weekend a number of events were held in his memory. and today ... sacramento's black lives matter chapter plans to march in the meadowview neighborhood where clark died. ( james ) 22-year old clark was fatally shot by police last march in his
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grandmother's backyard. police said -- they thought clark was holding a gun. it turned out -- he was holding a phone. ( will ) robert turbin is an n-f-l running back, and a superbowl champion. and he's having a big impact off the field. i spoke to the east bay native who continues to give back to his high school.
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his dream but helping people is his passion.(9:54:06-28 i have been through many many challenges in my life and to get through them and to get to where i'm at, and to throw in the towel now you know i would have been very hypocritical. i would be a very hypocritical person and that would be going against everything i ever said to any person. any high school kid."with quitting no longer an option turbin invited three time olympic gold medalist will claye. he also brought his teammate from college and then with the seattle seahawks bobby wagner to join him.wagner says turbin's biggest muscle.is his heart.(9:55:29-49- bobby wagner/seattle seahawks--"i've known him for a while now. and that's the type of person he's been for his life. whenever he has adversity he always thinks about other people and not himself and this event of his is indicative of that. shows the kids that no matter what you got going in life, keep fighting and good things will happen for you."turbin's future nfl is up in the air
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but his feet have always been on solid ground.michelle stone is with irvington high school and has known turbin when he was a student(michelle stone/irvington high school--- 10:03:15-26 that's only normal. to think and then remembering system is. your family, your school, your good close friends." ( will ) the game raised 10 thousand dollars for irvington's athletic program as well as turbin's foundation "running for you".. which puts money into cerebral palsy research and m-s. ( james ) the paradise high school baseball team took on corning high school at oracle park over the weekend. the san francisco giants invited paradise to play there after many of the players suffered so much loss and devastation from the deadly camp fire in november. the idea came from a parent reaching out to the giants. the event was free and fans who attended the game received a paradise strong t-shirt.
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athlete, you know sports that was your normal life. that was your day to day life and to go through something so devastating that's taken away from you, today is just a success to have them out here just to have normalcy.">( james ) the school has a go-fund me page..their goal is to raise 50-thousand dollars to buy uniform and equipment for student athletes. ( james ) as we head to break, here's a live look outside... san francisco international airport. woman 1: i had no symptoms of hepatitis c. man 1: mine... ...caused liver damage. vo: epclusa treats all main types of chronic hep c.
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vo: whatever your type, ask your doctor if epclusa is your kind of cure. woman 2: i had the common type. man 2: mine was rare. vo: epclusa has a 98% overall cure rate. man 3: i just found out about my hepatitis c. woman 3: i knew for years. vo: epclusa is only one pill, once a day, taken with or without food for 12 weeks. vo: before starting epclusa, your doctor will test if you have had hepatitis b, which may flare up, and could cause serious liver problems during and after treatment. vo: tell your doctor if you have had hepatitis b, other liver or kidney problems, hiv, or other medical conditions... vo: ...and all medicines you take, including herbal supplements. vo: taking amiodarone with epclusa may cause a serious slowing of your heart rate. vo: common side effects include headache and tiredness. vo: ask your doctor today, if epclusa is your kind of cure. average well into the mid 70's
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for parts of the bay. enjoy today's weather as cooler weather is just around the corner with showers returning as well into the middle of the week. ( james ) billionaire investor warren buffett wants to give somebody one million dollars a year for the rest of their life ... but there's a catch. it part of his march madness college basketball bracket contest. the rules are simple, anyone who can pick the last 16 teams in the tournament will win a
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million dollars a year for life. but to play, you have to be an employee at one of his berkshire hathaway businesses. the odds are slim. last year, not a single worker won the contest. in fact, none of them got past the first round of the 68-team tournament thanks to numerous upsets. ( james ) there are better odds at winning the lottery. there was no powerball winner over the weekend. the next jackpot, set for wednedsay is now at $550 million. the winnng numbers selected saturday night for the $495 million jackpot were 30, 34, 39, million jackpot were 30, 34, 39, 53 and 67 and the powerball is 11. ( will ) coming up in the next hour of the kron 4 morning news... roadwork
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on 880 will lead to overnight closures. we will tell you how long the closures will last. ( will ) plus... an east bay school principal is in critical condition after being shot. and police say his wife is responsible. knows you're the powerhouse who does it right. who knows the right tool has no equal. as the leader in outdoor power equipment, we do it right, too.
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darya folsom..(james) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... more sunshine and more temperatures well above average well into the mid 70's for parts of the bay. enjoy today's weather as cooler weather is just around the corner with showers returning as well into the middle of the week.

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