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(darya) good morning i'm 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.
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 ( james ) another big story we are following this morning... police in the east bay investigating two separate 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 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 ) if you take 880 in hayward can expect delays this week 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.
people exit at winton and go up to hesperian and take it to tennison and get back on the freeway, on that on ramp there.">( will ) two lanes on the northbound side of 880 will also be closed. ( will ) in international news this morning... a manhunt is underway after a gunman opened fire inside a tram in the netherlands. several people are injured. the shooting happened around 2:45 this morning. dutch police say they are considering terrorism as a possible motive. dutch police say they have linked a 37-year-old turkish man to the shooting. ( james ) a 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. at least 50 people are dead. funerals and vigils were held across the country over the weekend.the prime minister of new zealand says authorities hope to have all the bodies returned to their families by wednesday. survivors, meanwhile, attempt
to cope with living through a terrifying experience. ( james ) 28-year-old australian brenton tarrant is charged with murder.....additional charges are expected later. in the wake of the shootings ... the government of new zealand has agreed "in principle" to make its gun laws more tough. ( james ) 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 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 brooks stresses that we 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 terrorists that the public can't be intimidated.
( will ) new this morning... we are learning more about the man accused of plotting an attack against google emplpoyees in mountain view. 30-year-old kyle long was arrested in mountain view after an iowa state trooper warned them that long was on his way to google. this morning we are hearing from the iowa trooper who alerted mountain view police. angelina salcedo has the story. (nats)it was a normal call to respond to: one vehicle in the ditch at the 92 mile marker of i-80.trooper ryan zenor/ iowa state patrol"the vehicle was running, the windows were down, the radio was on and there was no one around."that was the first red flag for trooper zenor.sot trooper - "that is not typical, somebody that is in danger, or does wreck, usually calls."after running the truck's license plate, cops found out long was from maine and has a violent past.trooper ryan zenor/ iowa state patrol"they immediately
put me in an officer safety alert - meaning this subject had diagnosed mental disorders, was extremely violent."meanwhile long was at the nearby kum and go waiting for a tow truck when troopers circled back to question him. (nats)trooper: "what did you say you're going down to california for?"long: "a business meeting at google headquarters."trooper: "where's all your luggage and stuff?"long: "this is it!" officers had no reason to arrest him, so they let him go to california.but they weren't completely done with the case. trooper ryan zenor/ iowa state patrol"he never just came out in direct threats he kind of worked around it that if they wouldn't have this meeting, he was going to make a meeting happen.that was kind of the final, this information must so trooper zenor called police in california.trooper ryan zenor/ iowa state patrol"i relayed to them, 'i really has thoughts and he could actually harm someone.'"hours later california arrested long for making threats toward google employees.back home in iowa, trooper zenor was relieved trooper ryan zenor/ iowa state patrol"i truly believe i was just doing my job. i truly
feel like anybody, any other officer in this situation would've handled and done that extra work." ( will ) police in mountain view say long was mad at youtube -- because his videos were deleted, preventing him from earning money. they also found three baseball bats in long's trunk. police are holding him on suspicion of making criminal threats. ( 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. ( james ) in the east bay. antioch police seized this arsenal of guns and rifles over the weekend. police say they served a search warrant in the 200 block of j- street following an illegal firearms investigation. a convicted felon who was on parole was arrested for selling the unregistered guns ... many of which were fully automatic. ( 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. the 12-year-old was cut on the arm..one of the men was also stabbed.. they both are expected to be okay. ( james ) a deadly bike accident in san francisco ... has pushed the city to create another protected bike lane. on march 8th, 30-year- old tess rothstein was riding her bike down howard when she was hit 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.but the san francisco bicycle coalition wants more to be done. ( james ) a local legal analyst
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. ( 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. ( will ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... a bay area man is facing charges after an abused puppy was left to die in a garbage dumpster. ( will ) and after the break...southwest is celebrating its first flight to hawaii...the other cities in california that could soon fly to the area. checking the markets this morning... winners and losers is next with our financial expert rob black.
general motors to 'bring jobs home' . . . politics are starting to heat up for 2020. president donald trump wants an immediate start to talks between general motors and the united auto workers, extending to a third day his calls for the carmaker and union to reopen an ohio factory."get that big, beautiful plant in ohio open now," trump tweeter.
loser: facebook executive exodus is getting contagious . . . facebook is a local company that has a thousands of jobs on the penisula. privacy and a shadow of regulation has prompted concerns. wall street analysts needham downgrades facebook and says a pivot toward privacy, regulatory risk and the upload of disturbing content could accelerate management exodus. needhams research said "departures will continue, and since we believe that people
offering road show this week. lyft is kicking off likely a good yaer for bay area companies. lyft si the first ride-hailing firm to go public and is expected to spark a slew of tech ipos this year if their ipo is a success. ( james )i am 66-years old should i take social security now?chad (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. 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 ( james ) new this morning...a historic moment for southwest airlines... its first passenger flight touched down sunday afternoon in hawaii. inside the honolulu airport, there was hula, music, and a traditional hawaiian blessing ceremony to celebrate the milestone. the plane came from oakland international airport with 156 passengers on board. southwest says it'll soon announce service from hawaii to other california cities like san diego and sacramento. ( james ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news...we'll hear from the
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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 ( 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 grandmother's backyard. police said -- they thought clark was holding a gun. it turned out -- he was holding a phone. ( will ) this morning we are hearing from the family of a man in vallejo who was fatally shot by police at a taco bell drive-thru.( james ) the family of 20-year-old willie mccoy says he was ánot alert at the time of his death....they are now calling for the public to see the police body cam video that they got to view last week. kron4's dan thorn has the story. the family of 20 year old
willie mccoy says the aspiring rapper was not alert when police shot and killed him. sot: willie was unarmed. he was never coherent they shot him all of those times while he was asleep. mccoy's cousin david harrison says he viewed the police body cam shown by vallejo police last week. harrison says the poce never identified themselves when calling for willie to raise his hands and quickly fired.. sot: he was executed by firing squad you know we heard the barrage of shots..how many shots does it take to stop a threat? on the night of february 9th vallejo police say they found mccoy unresponsive at a taco bell drive thru with a hand gun in his lap. police say when they arrived they boxed-in his car to prevent any sudden movements.they say mccoy woke up but did not listen to their commands..while watching the video harrison says it appears
the police were not sure what to do..sot: one cop said to the other cop after he told him the gun was not loaded he said well if he know what to do. and then he said this.. harrison says that gesture shows the police were not concerned with keeping mccoy alive. the family's attorney was not alwed to view the police body cam video. but harrison wants the video be released so the public can see what happened. ( will ) that was dan thorne reporting. the family viewed the body cam video the same day the vallejo police chief announced he's retiring. the taco bell where the shooting happened has not reopened since the shooting. . ( james ) 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
on the way to irvington high school's athletic program thanks to an annual charity basketball game. super bowl champion and fremont native robert turbin was back in town to put on the event. last season was rough for turbin... he was injured for parts of it and then the indianapolis colts released him before the season was over. despite that, turbin invited three time olympic gold medalist will claye, and his former college teammate and current n-f-l player bobby wagner to join him.
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 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. ( james ) 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 ) still ahead ...we continue to celebrate women's history month .... we will take a closer look at the historic number of women now serving n congress.
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. 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
( 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 extreme 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.. ( james ) and here's a live look outside... at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll be back with more of your kron 4 morning news after the break. (ácommercialá) (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá)
from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 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.
morning's celebration of women's history... we honor the hsitoric number of women who are now serving in congress. ( will ) kron4's washington d.c. correspondent alexandra limon introduces us to the lawmakers who say there is still a long road ahead for equality. nearly 100 years after women won the right to vote...american voters elected the most women ever to both houses of congress.25 are serving in the u.s. senate. and 102 women now serve in the house of representatives.rep. veronica escobar / tx-dit's incredible this has been a journey i never imaged i would be onnewly elected congresswoma n veronica escobar represents the 16th district in texasrep. veronica escobar / tx-dand i feel grateful to the community for allowing me the opportunity and the privilege. rep. jackie speier / ca-d25 of the women have never run for office before. it's a stunning number.veteran california congress woman jackie speier has been a leader on capitol hill of the me too movement against sexual
harassment and discrimination...she welcomes all the new faces rep. jakcie speier / ca-dwill it change things? oh, without a doubt. she also welcomes their new ideas rep. jakcie speier they want to shake up the system, and i think that's a good thing.speier says who better to fight for women's issues than women?rep. jakcie speier we need the fairness in paycheck act passed, we need the equal rights amendment passed, we need the pink tax repeal passed.speier says women are still discriminated in many ways. like how companies ice things.rep. jakcie speier this teddy bear identical to this teddy bear is cheaper. ((butt with razors))ones 13.59 for 5 and one's 11.99 for five.we asked nevada's newly elected senator jacky rosen if she thinks voters are more critical of
female candidatessen. jacky rosen / nv-di don't so, i think for me i felt that i was judged on my character.rosen defeated republican senator dean heller in the 2018 midterms - making nevada one of only six states with two female united states senators. sen. jacky rosen / nv-di think now, with this election, those girls in junior high and high school are going to look at united states congress and the senate, and say there's a woman like me out there, i can do that.but ... there's still never been a woman in the oval office.rep. sepeirwhat do you think it's going to take to change that?that's a very good question. i thought it was
going to happen in 2016 and it didnt... it could be that the first woman president might be a republican.republican senator cindy hyde smith - became the first eleceted female member of congress from mississippi sen. cindy hyde- smith, ms-r "i am very honored to be the one that can step up as a female to let all the other females as well know that missississippi has its place in history." alexandra limon / washington correspondentbut the repubican party is struggling to attract female candidates. something senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says is a problem. congresswoman cheri bustos of illinois - who's also the chair of the democratic congressional campaign committee - says democrats like her have been working for years, to attract women to run for office rep. cheri ( james ) as we head to break, here's a live look outside... san francisco international airport. "if you are watching us on the kron on app - here is an 'extra' check on weather and traffic. visit kron-on-dot-tv to subscribe."
two spots to fifth place, on ticket sales of eight-point-one million dollars. "how to train your dragon: the hidden world" took fourth place, earning nine-point-three million dollars for a domestic total of 136-million."what are you doing? will? will, no, please, get down!"the romantic drama "five feet apart" opened in third place with a better-than- expected 13-point-two million dollars.(nat) "no way!"(nat) "wonderland is now open!"the weekend's top new movie, "wonder park," also overperformed, opening with 16-million dollars."name of your first pet?""mr. snoofles." "mr. snoofles?""that's what i said."to no one's surprise, "captain marvel" retained the top spot: 69-point-three million dollars gave the superhero flick 266-million domestic in 10 days. in hollywood. seven day seven day seven day
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