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are following this morning... two men are dead after an r-v fire in the town of dixon. the fire started around 4:25 this morning. 2 other people suffered serious burns. the two who died were inside the r-v. the other two were outside. they were taken to the hospital with 2nd and 3rd degree burns. ( will ) police in vallejo are looking for the man who broke into a family's home, and snuck in the baby's room before making off with thousands of dollars worth of electronics. the vicitm's sister says the burglar broke into the home on cotta way sunday morning. the burglar is seen quickly sneaking into her nephew's room while the 1 year old is resting..his 4 year old sister and mom were also fast asleep at the time.. it appears the man came in through the back window after destroying
the screen. she says the man targeted the home after her sister's husband left to go for a morning run. when he returned he noticed the surveillance cameras had been tampered with and things were missing.. ( will ) vallejo police are handling this investigation. the man stole a phone, mac books, headphones and an ipad.. the burglar apparently left behind some gloves which could be used to identify the suspect through d-n-a testing. ( james ) in the east bay... police are investigating three freeway shootings that happened in three days. none of the shootings appear to be related ... but police say the victims were targeted. 25-year-old destinee hillery was killed saturday. the antioch woman was found shot to death in her car on eastbound highway 4 near the willow pass road off ramp. california highway patrol investigators
believe this shooting was gang related. just hours after that shooting ... police say a 24 year old woman was shot in the leg on highway 580 near airway boulevard -- in what may have been sparked by road rage. and then yesterday, on 80 west - just east of mcdonald avenue -- another driver discovered a bullet hole in their car. no arrests have been made. ( james ) and investigators looking intosaturday's deadly highway shooting may get some help from a network of cameras that have been installed along the highway 4 and interstate 80 corridors. kron 4's maureen kelly reports that there is still some work to do on this project that has been years today caltrans crews work to replace the guardrail that was crashed into when 25 year old destinee hillary's silver honda plowed into saturday after 2pm on the willow pass off ramp of eastbound 4....it was after officers responded to the crash that they found bullet holes in her car..... it's a freeway that now has more eyes on it.....because of a network of equiptment meant to aid investigators it's up on highway 4 and highwaty 80 and it's called our freeway security network systemthey include cameras.....shot spotter technology and liscense plate readers...that
were put in place after a number of shootings on freeways in the east bay....they are also in place on the highway 80 corridor ....althought law enforcement won't specify how many there are...or where they are placed for security reasons.they are operational and it is a great resource and tool that we can use to try to find out where shots were possibly fired to locate them which can help us pinpoint our investigationit's a network that's been coming together over the last several years.....right now the wireless backbone of the system is going in....which willpicked up into a central command center in pittsburg. the system is expected to be fully operational in june....and it won't end there...mary knox the senior deputy district attorney for
( will ) happening today... the contra costa count board of supervisors will consider a proposal for automated license plate readers in the discovery bay area. a spokesperson for the contra costa county sheriff says the county wants to install 21 cameras along highway 4 and bixler road. police say suspects often flee to discovery bay because it is so close to highway 4. they are hoping that license plate readers can help police identify some of these suspects. ( james ) happening today....teachers in dublin could decide to strike if a deal is not reached with the district.( will ) teachers voted to authorize a strike last week. kron 4's sara stinson is joining us now live from dublin to tell us just how close they are from walking out of the classrooms and on to the picket lines today - teachers are standing in solidarity wearing green
and black as negotiations continue between the dublin unified school district and teachers association.98 percent of the association agreed on friday to authorize a strike if teachers believe the mediation has been exhausted.teachers say they are becoming fed up with negotiations as they've been going on for 11 months. teachers are asking for managable class size caps, better staffing ratios for counselors, as well as a compensation that will attract educators to the school district. teachers specifically want a three percent salary increase - the
alejandro manrique was arrested after he allegedly caused a disturbance and restaurant staff asked him to leave. he allegedly refused and police were called. manrique was booked into the county jail and released monday morning. he lives in los altos. before his release, sheriff's officials were contacted by interpol about possible charges against manrique in peru. sheriff's officials said they followed up with interpol and learned that charges against the former president in peru do not authorize his arrest in the u.s. ( will ) another big story we are following this morning... an oakland man is under arrest and accused of s f sex. malik malveaux was arrested in santa ana. he was arrested in a motel room with twoo teenage girls. they were 13 and 15 years old. a day earlier police also found a 16-year-old victim.
social services has reached out the the victims to provide them with the help they need. ( james ) new this morning....the contra costa county sheriff's office is giving us a look at the moment a helicopter crew rescued a hiker near lafayette. crews received a report over the weekend of an elderly hiker injured on the acalanes trail. rescuers located the hiker within minutes...and were able to evaluate the victim. they had to hoist the victim to the helicopter because of the steep terrain in the area. the victim was then taken to a hospital. no word on their condition this morning. ( james ) vice president mike vice president mike pence travels to nebraska today to get a first-hand view of the dangerous and deadly flooding. the governor there says this could be the worst flooding nebraska has ever seen. the flooding is blamed for at least three deaths. the nebraska emergency management agency says this flood has already cost the state more than 205- million dollars.
being displaced. we've got towns that are isolated."butted too" people are pitching in to help their neighbors, we've had great response from nebraskans all across the state and the victims have a great attitude." ( james ) there are more than 130 emergency declarations for parts of nebraska. other states affected include iowa and south dakota. ( will ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... a warning for parents as a kidnapping scam spreads across california. ( will ) and ... students and teachers are in shock after learning that their prinicpal is in the hospital ting for his life. oh! oh!
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out of the 70's and back down into the 60's. expect plenty of cloud cover overhead with showers arriving tomorrow with even cooler temperatures. 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
the calls for punishment against larry baer are mounting following this very public physical altercation between the giants president and his wife.monday san francisco mayor london breed issued a statement saying "major league baseball needs to send a message that any and all acts of violence against women is unacceptable....while mr. baer has apologized and expressed remorse for his behavior, it does not excuse his actions and it does not erase what transpired. the mayor's statement follows a letter written to major league baseball on friday by a bay area coalition advocating an end to violence against women. sot andrea shorter/do what's right mlb coalition :34we want to make sure as we move
forward this doesnt get swept under the rug or they want to move past it and pretend it didnt happenin the letter titled do what's right mlb, the coalition calls on the commissioner to issue a 1. public reprimand, a 2. significant suspension , a 3. substantial financial penalty , and 4. requirement to complete treatment for domestic violence sot kathy black/la casa de las madres 1:01these steps are necessary send a message to the community that if ( james ) the washington state girl who admitted to pushing her friend off a bridge last summer has pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment. taylor smith was caught-on-camera pushing
her friend 60 feet off a high arch bridge. the girl suffered four broken ribs and punctured lungs. doctors say the fall could have been deadly. smith stood before a judge yesterday and pleaded guilty of reckless endangerment. prosecutors say because it was a misdemeanor...she likely won't go to jail when she's sentenced at the end of the month. ( will ) happening now... police departments throughout california are warning parents about virtual kidnapping scams. the warning comes after officers say two victims near laguna beach received calls... claiming their daughters had been abducted-- and would be harmed... unless money was wired to a mexican bank account. the calls happened within a 24-hour period. police say the calls were hoaxes-- and there were no abductions. one of the victims paid five-thousand dollars before learning his daughter was safe. ( will ) still ahead on the kron four morning news... one
showers arriving tomorrow with even cooler temperatures. ( james ) it may not be easy accessing the hills filled with poppies in southern california. walker canyon reopened monday after large crowds forced it to shut down over the weekend. ábutá the city warns parking is extremely limited. offcials were forced to shut down shuttle service and stop visitors... the trail's poppy fields are experiencing an especially colorful floral bloom this year after an unusually wet winter. the city says the site has drawn thousands of visitors from around the world. ( will ) coming up next..officers are calling it a dangerous route in the south
our cooling trend into the start of spring tomorrow has begun with temperatures today out of the 70's and back down into the 60's. expect plenty of cloud cover overhead with showers arriving tomorrow with even cooler temperatures. ( james ) highway 17 been living up to its reputation so far this year when it comes to crashes....( will ) bad weather, excessive speed and distracted
driving are mostly to blame for a dramatic spike in accidents. kron four's rob fladeboe has the story. looking back on the wet, wintry months of january and february there were no fewer than 228 crashes on highway 17 between los gatos and scotts valley. that's the most in a decade and triple the rate on other state roads wth similar traffic patterns according to the group "safe on 17." several people were injured and three people died, which is often the number of fatalities in an entire year. bad weather and slick pavement may be to blame for many of the crashes but too often, accidents are caused when drivers are simply going too fast for conditions says the chp's julieta trenado.juileta trenado/chp "...upon further investigation most o these accidents are due to people following too closely so we do encourage people to reduce speed especially on the downhill grades..."most of the crashes are occurring on the downhill curves within a mile of the summit in either direction. the chp has stepped enforcement in recent years and caltrans has added extra signs, new turn lanes, wider
( james ) in the east bay... teachers and students at a pittsburg school are reacting after learning that their principal was shot. police beelieve he was shot by his wife. teachers and students are sending principal paul shatswell get well letters and prayers. police say shatswell was critically wounded during a domestic violence incident at his home this weekend. the incident has left people at the pittsburg adult education center in disbelief.
safe parking lots. each site will feature an on-site security guard, portable toilets, hand-washing stations, drinking water, and security cameras. alameda county supervisor wilma chan spoke with us about the program. ( james ) participants in the program must sign a code of conduct and must leave the parking lots by 8:30 each morning. she said they can bring their vehicles to the lots between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. each night. ( will ) we now know who will be the first act to perform when the new chase senter opens in september. the kickoff concert will be bay area favorite metallica and the san francisco symphony on september sixth... you
might think that metallica and the symphony are an odd pairing but back in 19-99 they teamed up to make an award winning album. several members from metallica say they are excited about being part of the grand opening ( will ) this is just this is just the first of several announcements that will be made this week. the warriors own the building and the team will be announcing several shows that will be held in the month leading up to when the team starts pre-season games at the chase center. the warriors have from st bogut back in the lineup. but it was not enough to topple a red-hot spurs team.( james ) end of the frst quarter ... steph curry beats
the buzzer from behind the spurs three-point line. that was a 61-footer, longest three of the year in the nba. but in the second half ... the spurs take over. kevin durant and steph curry shot well ... but klay did not. final score ... 111-105 spurs. ( james ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... a look at the clean up efforts that's still underway following the devastating flooding in guerneville. ( james ) plus...the f-d-a is looking to impose new restrictions on e-cigarettes in an effort to prevent teens from smoking. lowe's knows you're the powerhouse who does it right.
our cooling trend into the start of spring tomorrow has begun with temperatures today out of the 70's and back down into the 60's. expect plenty of cloud cover overhead with showers arriving tomorrow with even cooler temperatures. (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) 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
are in need of clean up -- conservationists say it goes much further than that. they say the impact the floods had on river need to some 300 volunteers are rd to help with the river, beach and creek clean up.organizers are hoping more folks will come to lend a hand. ( james ) four your health this morning...the f-d-a is proposing new rules for e- cigarettes.( will ) the government says the rules could prevent more young adults from becoming addicted to nicotine. kron 4's mark meredith is in washington with more. the government says e-
cigarette use is skyrocketing. especially among teenagers.fda commissioner scott gottlieb calls that a big problem.nat: "these products are not safe" "no kid should be using nicotine and no kid should be using an e-cigarette"currently stores are not allowed to sell e-cigs to anyone under 18.now the f-d-a wants to go further. by elminating kid friendly flavors...like bubble gum....and requiring stores not allow anyone under 18 in the door.(dr. scott gottlieb / fda commissioner)"what we're trying to do is take steps to limit the access and appeal that these products have to kids"the f-d-a says it's allowing the public to comment first before imposing the new rules.and in a twist...the american lung association is f-d-a.claiming the proposals will do little to curb e- cigarette use.in a statement the association writes quote: take half measures that our nation's children from the predatory marketing practices of the tobacco industry." gottlieb says the fda knows it has more work to do..."this is going to be hard to reverse, we're not going to change these trends overnight"the fda is expected to finalize its
regulations within weeks.in washington, i'm mark meredith. breaking news. san francisco rescue crews are rushing to the scene of a person who is clinging to the edge of a cliff at marshall beach. no word if the person is injured. we'll keep in cottact with s-f-f-d and bring you any new development as it comes in. ( will ) 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. 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.
our cooling trend into the start of spring tomorrow has begun with temperatures today out of the 70's and back down into the 60's. expect plenty of cloud cover overhead with showers arriving tomorrow with even cooler temperatures. ( james ) a racing pigeon sold for 1 million dollars at an auction in china. the website that
organized the sale say the prized pigeon is considered to be the best long-distance racing pigeon "of all time." his name is armando..and he's been dubbed by some as the lewis hamilton of racing pigeons --in reference to the formula one racing driver. the one million dollar bid came in the final hours of the auction as two potential buyers kept one-upping each other. the price went from about 600-thousand to one-point-four million in about an hour. armando is the most expensive bird ever to be sold at auction. ( will ) coming up in the next hour on the kron 4 morning news ... 3 shootings on bay area freewways in 3 days ... and investigators are hoping the shooters were caught on camera. ( will ) plus ... a man breaks into a bay area home and is caught on camera sneaking into a baby's room. ( will ) and ... more
edge of a cliff at marshall's beach. no word if the person is injured. we'll keep in contact with s-f-f-d and bring you any new development as it comes in. (will) good morning i'm will tran..(james) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... our cooling trend into the start of spring tomorrow has begun with temperatures today out of the 70's and back down into the 60's. expect plenty of cloud cover overhead with showers arriving tomorrow with even cooler temperatures. no major hot