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start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... after a dry day yesterday conditions today will again be on the rainier side of things with showers arriving mid morning. as for this morning though conditions have been nice and dry with clear, calm and cool conditions across the bay. looking to our west you can see the showers hanging out offshore that will gradually drift their way our direction. after today's rainfall skies will clear through the evening setting us up for dry and sunny skies saturday and sunday, a weekend to enjoy before areas of rainfall return through the week next week. next week. through the week next week.
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major hot spot in sf sb 101 after 801. the two right
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lanes are clsoed. traffic backed up onto wb from fremotn street
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( james )(áááá2 shotááá) in our top story. officials are meeting this morning to vote to increase tolls on the golden gate bridge. kron4's sara stinson is live at the golden gate bridge with more on the proposals under consideration. today - golden gate bridge officials will consider a proposal to increase tolls over the next five years starting july first. there are two different scenarios the golden gate bridge, highway and transportation district board of directors could pick.one option would increase tolls for fastrak drivers by 30-cents yearly making it 8.50 to cross the bridge.for pay as you go customers it would cost nine
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dollars and those who use the invoice billing to nine dollars and 75 cents over five years.this would raise approx 90 million dollars over five years.the other option being considered today is more expensive for fastrak drivers rising tolls 35 cents a year making it eight dollars and 75 cents.for pay as you go it would be nine dollars and invoice billing would have to pay nine dollars and 75 cents. this would raise a 100 millon dollars over five years. the bridge district says they need to increase tolls to pay for operations, leasing equipment, supplies and materials, all so they can maintain service. the district has received coment from the public who are opposed to the toll hikes.the meeting starts at ten this morning here at the toll plaza building.we're going to go talk with drivers about how they're feeling about the increase - stay tuned.i'm live in san francisco, sara
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stinson, kron four news. thanks sara. ( james ) new this morning... a man's body was found in coyote creek lake. police recovered the body near monterey and metcalf roads yesterday morning. a hiker finding the body and told an area maintenance who called law enforcement. investigators don't believe he was murdered. ( james ) a suspected arson caught on camera... and now san mateo police are asking for help in identiying the suspects.. wanted for setting the blaze. at least 3 fires were set within a 30 minute span early thursday morning. the two men are spotted walking in an alleyway around 3:30am... targetting garbage cans behind a blood center on 2nd avenue.. then setting another fire near a parking garage. the last fire was in front of the jos a bank on 3rd avenue
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this could've really caught fire of that entire building and it could've spread. butted we are invested in finding these two gentlemen and asking them why they lit these garbage cans on fire.> ( james ) it's still unclear what they used to set these fires. the police are looking for more people to come forward with any information or possibly more surveillance video. (á2 shotá)( james ) now to the latest on a big story we first broke yesterday on the kron 4 morning news. a facebook post from a young woman claiming she was sexually harrassed by cal football players and coaches is going viral. the accusations - coming from a former student and cal athletics intern. she describes the incidents as ruthless, endless and persistant. we are not naming her because she could be a victim of sexual assault. she says her complaints to cal athletics were ignored... while she is out on medical leave from school and in intensive therapy. reaction from the students we spoke to, was mixed.
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( james ) cal athletics says the allegations have been referred to the campus office for the prevention of harrassment and discrimination for investigation. cal althletics director jim knowlton issued a letter saying they refuse to tolerate this "egregious form of misconduct." ( james ) another big story this morning. fallout from the college admission cheating scandal keeps growing. u-c-l-a men's soccer coach jorge salcedo has resigned. he was indicted for conspiracy to commit racketeering and accepting bribes. salcedo's role in the scandal involves helping two students get on soccer teams ... even when neither of them played the sport. one of those students is lauren
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isackson from hillsborourgh in san mateo county. she was part of the women's soccer team in 20-17 ... despite having no previous experience, according to prosecutors. her parents have been charged for taking part in the scam. ( will ) palo alto police are asking for the public's help in identifying an intruder who walked into a woman's bedroom in the middle of night. investigators want to track this intruder down before he strikes again. kron4's haaziq madyun the latest details on the investigation. it is after 3am. a woman is alone in her bedroom studying when suddenly the bedroom door opens and she sees this facesot the frightening incident happened sunday in a residence near the 3900 block of el camino real in the city of palo altosot
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want to get to the bottom of it">palo alto police investigators say it appears the intruder let himself in through an unlocked door. then made his way to the bedroom and struck up a conversationsot the incident has rattled nervous of folks who live in this quiet neighborhoodsot sotthe intruder is described as a hispanic male in his mid thirties, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 180 pounds wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and black pants. if you think you recognize this face palo alto police would like to hear from you...in palo alto haaziq madyun kron4news
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( will ) police in san francisco are questioning a 56-year-old man after a deadly stabbing at fisherman's wharf. officers say -- they arrestd ábruce penná wednesday after finding 44-year-old ábrook petty johná on the sidewalk. john was taken to the hospital but died from his injuries. investigators are trying to figure out áwhyá the stabbing happened. they say both men frequently visited the fisherman's wharf area. ( james )happening today. there will be a hearing on a request to postpone the ghost ship warehouse fire trial. a motion was filed asking to delay the trial of the two defendants in the case by six months ... because of newly discovered evidence. ghostship warehouse creative director max harris and master tennant derick almena are charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the fire during a music party that killed 36 people in 2016.
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almena and harris' trial is set to begin april second. new this morning. two san francisco supervisors want to close down the city's juvenile hall. supervisors hillary ronen and shamann walton say the city is spending more than 13 million dollars a year to lock kids up in a juvenile hall ... that they say is 70 to 75 percent empty. a proposal is being drafted to close san francisco's juvenile hall by the year 20-21 ... and instead use city money to pay for a non-institutional rehab center with various programs and services. the center would serve as a new model for youth who have to be detained per state law. ( james ) still to come on the kron4 morning news... a first hand account of sex trafficking here in the bay area. and what's being done to try and stop it. ( james ) plus ... some closure for a bay area woman... after her mother's 40- year old cold case murder is finally solved. ( james ) but first... details on a new proposal to help the homeless after a camp was closed down in santa
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cruz. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. ♪
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we are tracking rain across the bay area. here's a live look at the radar.. (james)( will )( john ) john joins us now with a look at our forecast. after a dry day yesterday conditions today will again be on the rainier side of things with showers arriving mid morning. as for this morning though conditions have been nice and dry with clear, calm and cool conditions across the bay. looking to our west you can see the showers hanging out offshore that will gradually drift their way our direction.after today's rainfall skies will clear through the evening setting us up for dry and sunny skies saturday and sunday, a weekend to enjoy before areas of
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rainfall return through the week next week.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf.
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(á2shot bamá) ( will ) amid hundreds of complaints about rats, discarded needles and unsanitary conditions, a large and very visible homeless camp is to be shut down in santa cruz.( james ) but as kron four's rob fladeboe reports now, the alternative is not sitting well with neighbors. (gateway plaza homeless camp) here at the gateway to santa cruz, just off highway one, is a sea of tents and tarps where 150-200 homeles people have
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been living for months. merchants say there are rats and trash and that business at the plaza is off 20-30 percent. residents are fed up.jan bryant/santa cruz resident "....people come to visit santa cruz and what do they see but filth and rats..."after three deaths in the camp, a fire and allegations of rampant drug use, the city has ordered the camp be shutdown says assistant city manager tina shull.tina shull/santa cruz assistant city manager '...conditions there have deteriorated to the point where there are significant health and safety concerns so we need to close the camp for the safety of the people there and the general safety of the community..."next month, the city hopes to re-open a former "sleeping only" campsite here on river street and a second temporary dusk till dawn campsite on a city owned at depot park rrnear homes and other businesses. neighbors like body shop owner dan foy say it's a bad idea.dan
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foy/opposed to homeless camp "....the boardwalk is just two blocks away and so is the warf and the beaches...."the police station is just across the street and the city says there will be security, supervision, sanitation and outreach for services to get help get people out of the camps and off the streets. the city insists the new sites are temporary and the situation at gateway plaza is dire, a publc heath emergency and must be closed.tiny shull/asst. city manager "...right now we have authorization for thirty days to operate this alternative, we need to close this camp because it is a really unsafe situation so that is our objective..."rob fladeboe/santa cruz "....neighbors say their objective is to fight this. they have begun a petition drive and are hinting bat legal action. in santa cruz rob fladeboekron4news
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conditions today will again be on the rainier side of things with showers arriving mid morning. as for this morning though conditions have been nice and dry with clear, calm and cool conditions across the bay. looking to our west you can see the showers hanging out offshore that will gradually drift their way our direction.after today's rainfall skies will clear through the evening setting us up for dry and sunny skies saturday and sunday, a weekend to enjoy before areas of rainfall return through the week next week. next 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
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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 (áboxesá)( will ) 4 your health this morning... infant cough syrup plus mucus sold at dollar general stores --- like the ones seen on your screen --- are being recalled over a bacterial contamination concern. the drug maker --- d-g health --- says children who take the affected medicine can come down with two different forms of gastrointestinal illnesses. the f-d-a says one in ten bottles is affected. ( sara ) it could soon cost
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you even more to drive across the golden gate bridge. i'll break down the proposals being considered and how much they'll cost you --- in a live report after the break. (ácommercialá) ♪ [baby crib musical mobile] millions are still exposed to the dangers of secondhand smoke.
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happening right now, the first ever all women space walk on the international space station.(átoss to johná)
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(james) (james) (will) lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic...
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after a dry day yesterday conditions today will again be on the rainier side of things with showers arriving mid morning. as for this morning though conditions have been nice and dry with clear, calm and cool conditions across the bay. looking to our west you can see the showers hanging out offshore that will gradually drift their way our direction.after today's rainfall skies will clear through the evening setting us up for dry and sunny skies saturday and sunday, a weekend to enjoy before areas of rainfall return through the week next week. no major hot
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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 (álandingá)( james ) san francisco is on the list of the fbi's highest child sex trafficking areas in
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the u-s. and the trend spans across the bay area. only on kron4, vicki liviakis talks with a young woman from sonoma who was trafficked in the bay area when she was just 12 years old... and is now warning other children. "having lived in sonoma county life has always been delightful simple and safe..." that's the image many of us have of sonoma county. but for maya - life there was anything but. and it began in the 6th grade. a child from a good home - even so, she was lured into the world of sex trafficking. maya spent six years being trafficked in sonoma, san francisco and marin. she says it was a woman she calls olivia who approached her about modeling. and from there it lead to fear, intimidtation and a dark path of sex with strangers. maya considers herself a trafficking survivor and is sharing her story with others. she made this film short
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called "playing the game." and her friend shynie also produced this documentary called "strong survival" deputy da evanthia pappas says she's learned a lot from survivors like maya in prosecuting sex crimes trafficking criminals. marin county da - lori frugoli also on the lookout for traffickers who recuit at malls, bus stops even schools. looking for vulnerable girls and boys. maya's message to other kids and their parents. it could happen to anyone - don't let it happen to you. in san francisco, vicki liviakis kron 4 news.
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( james ) you can join the fight against human trafficking this weekend.... there will be a three-hour event this saturday march 23rd from 3-6 p-m... at dominican university at guzman hall in san rafael. the event focuses on human trafficking awareness and how people can fight back. you will also hear from a trafficking survivor, young activists, and legal professionals. admission is free however space is limited. ( will ) one east bay woman is getting closure... after her mother's nearly 40-year-old cold case murder was solved. betty jean elias was murdered in her oakland home in october 19-79. her
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daughter --- joanne paletta --- says she was a caring and giving person. despite decades of waiting --- joanne stayed persistant. until finally in 20-16, when d-n-a led to the arrest of dennis ray eagle. who was already in jail in virginia. and is now awaiting trial in aladema county.
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today - golden gate bridge officials will consider a proposal to increase tolls over the next five years starting july first. there are two different scenarios the golden gate bridge, highway and transportation district board of directors could pick.one option would increase tolls for fastrak drivers by 30-cents yearly making it 8.50 to cross the bridge.for pay as you go customers it would cost nine dollars and those who use the invoice billing to nine dollars and 75 cents over five years.this would raise approx 90 million dollars over five years.the other option being considered today is more expensive for fastrak drivers rising tolls 35 cents a year making it eight dollars and 75 cents.for pay as you go it
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would be nine dollars and invoice billing would have to pay nine dollars and 75 cents. this would raise a 100 millon dollars over five years. the bridge district says they need to increase tolls to pay for operations, leasing equipment, supplies and materials, all so they can maintain service. the district has received coment from the public who are opposed to the toll hikes.the meeting starts at ten this morning here at the toll plaza building.we're going to go talk with drivers about how they're feeling about the increase - stay tuned.i'm live in san francisco, sara stinson, kron four news. thanks sara.
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( will ) new this morning... a man shot and killed in atlanta has close ties with wariors star kevin durant. according to the new york post... durant referred to clifford dixon as his adopted brother. dixon was found shot to death thursday outside a lounge where he was celebrating his birthday. police say he was standing outside in the parking lot when somebody walked up and shot dixon several times. the gunman took off. dixon played high school basketball with durant. durant also thanked dixon during his speech after he was named m-v-p back in 2014. kevin 2014. kevin durant's mother took to twitter to offer her condolences to the dixon family. ( will ) in the north bay -- four people are charged in santa rosa in connection to a gang-related robbery investigators say -- the victim called the sheriff's office around 10 last night saying he had been robbed on moorland avenue near west robles avenue. police
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say... the victim was walking down the street when four men... one of them with a knife... got out of a car, surrounded him and took his backpack and cellphone. officers were able to find and arrest the suspects about 20 minutes later. three of the suspects are adults aged 18 to 20... they were charged for the robbery and brought to jail. the other is a minor. he was cited and sent home. ( james ) modesto detectives are investigating a deputy-involved shooting that left a person in critical condition. deputies were following up on a previous carjacking and robbery incident when the person was shot. deputies believe one of the suspects fired a gun when the shooting happened. but the department has not said if any of the deputies were injured. the shooting and police presnce startled people in the neighborhood.
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not confirmed how many shots were fired or the names of the person who was shot or the deputies involved in the shooting. still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... more than a million californians don't have clean drinking water. the debate to make sure everyone has access. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. all tyson any'tizers chicken,
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is raised with no antibiotics ever. [ music winding down ] they're a great decision for snacktime. allowing the band to practice at your house... not a great decision. keep it real. keep it tyson any'tizers. ( james ) as we prepare for
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more rain today --- more than 200 million people in the midwest are going to have to deal with flooding risks for the foreseeable future. according to the national oceanic and atmospheric administration --- nearly two thirds of the lower 48 states could face elevated flood risks through may. with the potential for major to moderat eflooding over that time period for 25 states. noaa officials say it could be the worse flooding we've ever seen.
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(james) (will) welcome back. lets get a check of weather and traffic... after a dry day yesterday conditions today will again be on the rainier side of things with showers arriving mid morning. as for this morning though conditions have been nice and dry with clear, calm and cool conditions across the bay. looking to our west you can see the showers hanging out offshore that will
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gradually drift their way our direction.after today's rainfall skies will clear through the evening setting us up for dry and sunny skies saturday and sunday, a weekend to enjoy before areas of rainfall return through the week next week.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf.
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( will ) a big debate at the state capitol centers around safe, affordbale drinking water and how the state should pay to make sure everyone has it. governor gavin newsom is proposing a safe affordable drinking water fund to clean up contaminated water in rural and low income areas. the fund would come from water customers across california, proposing each pay between 95 cents to 10 dollars a month, depending on the water meter. but assembly repbulican whip devon mathis' district and a bipartisan group of lawmakers are proposing a competing measure. fashion. ">( will ) the
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measure would set aside 2-percent of the general fund a year to go toward a number of water improvement projects including ground water clean up and emergency drinking water programs. the final approval would be up to the voters. ( james ) it was a good first day of trading for san francisco based levi strauss on wall street thursday. the blue jean maker returned to the stock market after a 34-year absence. and to mark the occasion --- traders were allowed to wear blue jeans on the exchange floor. the retailer placed its initial public offering at 17 dollars per share. but that rose 32 percent over the 1st day ending at 22-41 a share. pushing the company's valuation above 8-point-5 billion dollars. (james) james adlib big board.
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( james ) gas prices are on the rise in the bay area... coming up at 7... we'll take a look at why you're paying more at the pump. ( james ) as we head to break, here's a live look at the radar ... rain is moving across the bay area.
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conditions today will again be on the rainier side of things with showers arriving mid morning. as for this morning though conditions have been nice and dry with clear, calm and cool conditions across the bay. looking to our west you can see the showers hanging out offshore that will gradually drift their way our direction.after today's rainfall skies will clear through the evening setting us up for dry and sunny skies saturday and sunday, a weekend to enjoy before areas of rainfall return through the week next 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
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(á2 shotá) ( james ) to mark international puppy day --- police in china are training a áveryá unique new recruit... the first cloned k-9 officer puppy.( will ) the dog was created using cells from a "kunming wolfdog" --- which the chinese police say is the "sherlock holmes" of police dogs. she is three months old... and begun her training. and officials say she is already showing more potential than her non-cloned perrps. she will officially be sworn in as the latest police office when she is 10 months old. ( james ) tomorrow is going to be your next chance to win the seventh largest jackpot in u-s history. nobody won thursday's powerball...
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and the jackpot has now climbed to an estimated 625- million dollars. if you choose the lump sum-- the payout would be more than 380 million before taxes. but the odds of winning are one in 292 million to one. the next drawing is tomorrow night at eight. ( james ) coming up on the kron-4 morning news... a preview of a meeting to increase tolls at the golden gate bridge... sara stinson will have a live report on the details. ( james ) as we head to break, here's a live look at the radar ... rain is moving across the bay area. good morning and thanks
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for joingin us. i'm will tran in for darya folsom.( james ) and i'm james fletcher. and this morning we are tracking the rain. taking a look at radar this morning. light rain falling right now making for a
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little bit of a wet commute.( will ) robin and john are standing by to get you ready as you head out the door. after a dry day yesterday conditions today will again be on the rainier side of things with showers arriving mid morning. as for this morning though conditions have been nice and dry with clear, calm and cool conditions across the bay. looking to our west you can see the showers hanging out offshore that will gradually drift their way our direction.after today's rainfall skies will clear through the evening setting us up for dry and sunny skies saturday and sunday, a weekend to enjoy before areas of rainfall return through the week next week. no major hot spots. b

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