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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... dry weather this past weekend but today we work our way back into a day of rainy weather. expect showers to be heavy at times later in the morning with rainfall continuing well into the afternoon for some areas. rain will taper later in the day and by the evening tonight drying conditions can be expected before a chance of
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rain tomorrow and an even better chance of rain on wednesday.temperatures today will peak in the upper 50's to low 60's just as they will be seen through much of the rest of the forecast ahead, some moderate warming to be expected for the weekend.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less
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than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( will ) happening now...police in the east bay are looking for the gunman who shot a man overnight in downtown walnut creek. ( james ) kron 4's sara stinson is joining us now live with more on the investigation. it's not everyday you hear about a shooting in walnut creek let alone downtown in front of a bank and across the sreet from the movie theater. this morning police do not have the shooter in custody.
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the shooting happened at the union bank parking lot on mount diablo blvd and locust street last night just before ten.an entire block was tapped off as walnut creek police investigated the scene...nearby movie goers stood by wondering what happened.after a man was shot he walked into kaiser's walnut creek medical center with a gunshot wound to the back.his injuries are non life threatening.the odd thing is that there are very few witnesses so the circumstances that led up to the shooting
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are still under investigation. people on ( james ) thanks sara. in the east bay ... charges could be upgraded for the woman charged with shooting her husband in pittsburg. "paul shatswell" died sunday after he was placed on life support... he was shot last weekend at a home on barrie drive. police got a call about a domestic incident and found the 45-year-old shot in the head. shatswell was a principal at pittsburg adult education center. right now --his wife 39-year-old ámaria videsá is charged with attempted murder... she is being held on 2-million
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dollars bail at the contra costa sheriff's office jail in martinez. the couple have 8 children together. this is the city of pittsburg's first homocide of the year. police in san francisco are investigating a shooting that killed one person and sent 5 people to the hospital. the shooting happened saturday night just after 8:30 in the 13-hundred block of fillmore. police say the person killed was a 25- year-old man from san francisco. officers did not release information about any suspects. ( james ) now to a big story we are following... the valero benicia refinery has temporarily shut down after an opernational issue caused heavy smoke to billow into the sky from it's facility. and today ... you could see flaring and visible plumes during the ongoing shutdown. kron 4's gayle ong has the latest. cell phone video shows heavy dark smoke emitting from the valero benicia refinery sunday
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morning.the smoke was blowing over solono and contra costa county..pam dixon wakes up to this view every day..benicia city officials sent an advisory alert shortly after.
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to answer the phone, it was at 7 a.m. so i just kept everything closed, brought my dog in, i didn't notice anything really.">the advisory was lifted in the afternoon. city officials confirm testing showed no heavy metals at harmful levels..valero officials say the emissions were the result of "operational issues" with the refinery's flue gas scrubber. valero says the refinery was in the process of a controlled shutdown of its benicia facility after it was determined that a stack was emitting particles containing coke - a byproduct of the refining process composed carbon particles.former valero employee off camera who says the smoke is rare but it means the safety features of the refinery are working as they should meantime, air district officials tell inspectors have been at the facility this week and have issued seven notice of violations for excess visible emissions and public nuisance. ( james ) new this morning... a man is dead after he was hit by a car while trying to cross highway 101 in mountain view. it happened last night near the rengstorff avenue interchange. the
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person was trying to cross the northbound lanes when he was hit by the car. police say the driver stopped at the scene and is working with police. the victim was taken to the hospital where he died... his identity has not been released. the nothbound lanes of 101 were shutdown for about 30 minutes after the accident. ( will ) happening today...apple's move to own the entire world continues as the bay area company is expected to enter the television and news industries when it unveils a new service. it's expected to involve t-v shows, movies, music and a news subscription service in partnership with the wall street journal. apple is reportedly spending more than a billion dollars on its new lineup of shows featuring a-list stars from hollywood. how they are streamed, a timeline for the release and possible bundle offerings-- are all expected to be revealed. ( will ) a surfer was rescued from ocean beach over the weekend near the cliff house restaurant. the man was rescued just after four sunday after noon in the area
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known as seal rocks. a helicopter was used to rescue him after he was stranded on the coastal rocks just below the cliff house. he is expected to be okay. ( james ) governor gavin newsom signed an executive order to establish a fire prevention plan in vulnerable parts of the state. governor newsom announced an ambitious fire prevention plan in middletown which suffered the first of a series of massive wildfires in 2015. since then there have been other catastrophic wildfires. newsomús proclamation allows fast tracking prescribed burns, clearing out fire breaks, and managing forests in the most vulnerable areas. it also means doing faster environmental reviews. the plan heps local officials organize and prepare for disasters, and it provides 50 million dollars to mobilize volunteer groups like americorps. ( james ) this week - -emergency officials will be conducting a test for sending out earthquake alerts to cell phones in oakland. beginning at 11 on wednesday,
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your cell phone may go off if you're in or around downtown oakland. officials are using geofencing technology to target phones within 60 square blocks of east lake merritt. ( james ) still ahead the kron-4 morning news... car break-ins hit a bay area neighborhood... with the latest one caught on camera. ( james ) plus... the walnut creek bart station is getting ready to reopen. at look at the changes you will see. ( james ) and... new tests for boeing... after two deadly flights in ethiopia and indonesia. a look at the safety measures they're not taking. ( james ) and here's a live look outside... san mateo bridge.
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back. let's get a check of the weather this morning... dry weather this past weekend but today we work our way back into a day of rainy weather. expect showers to be heavy at times later in the morning with rainfall continuing well into the afternoon for some
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areas. rain will taper later in the day and by the evening tonight drying conditions can be expected before a chance of rain tomorrow and an even better chance of rain on wednesday.temperatures today will peak in the upper 50's to low 60's just as they will be seen through much of the rest of the forecast ahead, some moderate warming to be expected for the weekend. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge
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drive time less than 30 min
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from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 (ááálandingááá) in national headlines. president donald trump is reacting to attorney general william barr's summary of the mueller
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report. according to barr -- the report did not find donald trump's presidential campaign conspired with russia during the 20-16 election. it was also announced that mueller also didn't have sufficient evidence to prosecute the president for obstruction of justice... karin caifa has the latest from washington. initial reaction to attorney general bill barr's summary of the mueller report, previewing a new battle ahead.in his memo to members of congress, barr wrote that at the conclusion of mueller's 22-month investigation, "the special counsel's investigation did not find that the trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 u.s. presidential election." the president reacted to the news while leaving south florida sunday.president donald trump: there was no collusion with russia. there was no obstruction. and none whatsoever. and it was a
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complete and total exoneration. but on the investigation into whether the president obstructed justice, barr's letter quotes mueller as saying, "while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."democrats are questioning how barr and deputy attorney general rod rosenstein came to a decision not to prosecute the president on obstruction, based on the evidence.they want barr to testify and to see the full report, and mueller's evidence.rep. pramila jayapal / -d- washington: the ball is back in our court in congress and in the judiciary committee to actually look at information and make our own determinations on this piece, but also continue our the other pieces.republican allies of the president, eager to move on.the top republican in the house, kevin mccarthy, in a statement saying, "this case is closed."in washington, i'm karin caifa. ( james ) also in national news... another parkland, florida shooting survivor has died in an apparent suicide. john lorinc has the story. more heartbreak after last year's fatal rampage at
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marjory stoneman douglas high school.ryan petty/daughter died in parkland shooting"the trauma associated with what happened on february 14th last year is not over for this community."fourteen-students and three staff members were killed in the shooting...... and now two students at the school -- at least one who survived the massacre -- took their own lives within the last week.it's not clear if the latest apparent suicide was related to the attack. the news comes as the community mourns sydney aiello, who died last sunday.ryan petty/daughter died in parkland shooting"this is a new normal for the msd, parkland and coral springs communities. we just have to recognize that. we can't go back to february 13th as long as we'd like to."parents and county officials held an emergency meeting sunday
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night....the main issue: how to prevent additional suicides. cindy arenberg seltzer/children's services council of broward county"know that you ( james ) and...the reason some avocados grown in california are now under recall.
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dry weather this past weekend but today we work our way back into a day of rainy weather. expect showers to be heavy at times later in the morning with rainfall continuing well into the afternoon for some areas. rain will taper later in the day and by the evening tonight drying conditions can be expected before a chance of rain tomorrow and an even better chance of rain on wednesday.temperatures today will peak in the upper 50's to low 60's just as they will be seen through much of the rest of the forecast ahead, some moderate warming to be expected for the weekend. (robin)
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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 ( james ) 4 your health this morning... the henry avocado corporation is recalling its california-grown avocados because of listeria concerns. the company says -- its packing facility tested positive during a routine government inspection. no illnesses have been reported so far. the recall applies to six states including california.
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( james ) up next...police need your help identifying a man caught on camera breaking into a cars in a north bay community. ( james ) coming up next....the changes you can expect to see at a bart station in the east bay. ( james ) and here's a live look outside... bay bridge. the ross spring dress event is here-finally!
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back to the kron four morning news... lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... dry weather this past weekend but today we work our way back into a day of rainy weather. expect showers to be heavy at
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times later in the morning with rainfall continuing well into the afternoon for some areas. rain will taper later in the day and by the evening tonight drying conditions can be expected before a chance of rain tomorrow and an even better chance of rain on wednesday.temperatures today low 60's just as they will be seen through much of the rest of the forecast ahead, some moderate warming to be expected for the weekend.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza.
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richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 in the east bay ... get ready to see major changes to the parking situation at the walnut creek bart station. a new bus transit center is now open and there will soon be a new parking garage. there's also a new bart police substation. one big noticiable change is the location of the passenger drop off area. the white zone is no longer right outside the ticket agent booth. you will have to do a little walking to get to the location where passengers are being picked up.
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and out. generally if you time it right you can get in without any issues" "it doesn't bother me. i think change is good and people will get use to it"> the new parking garage will be open friday.its going to increase parking by about 100 spaces overall ... compared to the old structure. ( james ) new this morning...two people were taken to the hospital following a shooting sunday in san francisco. it happened around 2 a-m in the 4-hundred block of bay street. a 25-year-old woman and 21-year-old man were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. no information was released about suspects or any arrests. ( will ) police in sonoma county are reminding drivers to lock their doors after a man was caught on camera breaking into a car. surveillance video caught this person walking up to cars in a healdsburg neighborhood. the first car was locked..and then he moves on to the next car..which wasn't locked..he
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goes inside and rummages through the vehicle...he then checks to see if a third car is unlocked. it happened near healdsburg high school. right now, its unclear if he took anything. this is one of just several car thefts police say are happening in the area. ( will ) boeing tested software changes to the 737 max planes over the weekend. the three u-s carriers that fly the planes tested software changes to a key stabilization system on saturday. the changes are meant to decrease the chances of triggering the maneuvering characteristics augmentation system. it's believed the system played a role in the lion air crash in indonesia in october. the federal aviation administration has said there are similarities between that crash and the crash ethiopia earlier this month. the crashes led to the indefinite grounding of all 737 max jets. the f-a-a is expected to get the software sometime this week. ( james ) a helicopter
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made an emergency landing saturday at a k-mart parking lot in redwood city. the plane landed two miles from the san carlos airport. the pilot reported a mechanical issue around 4:30 and then made a safe, controlled landing in the parking lot on veterans boulevard. mechanics from the airport was able to make the repairs and the helicopter was back in the air. no one was hurt. ( will ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news...scary moments at s-f-o over the weekend..what a man was carrying that had some people on edge and frustrated ( will )plus a crime to little league kidswe'll tell you the item stolen and why the coach says it's hard for the whole team. ( will ) and here's a live look outside... richmond san rafael bridge. < ella: i'm ella sogomonian - we've been telling you a lot about kron-on.. the bay
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dry weather this past weekend but today we work our way back into a day of rainy weather. expect showers to be heavy at times later in the morning with rainfall continuing well into the afternoon for some areas. rain will taper later in the day and by the evening
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tonight drying conditions ( james ) take a look at this...more than 50 cars were involved in a pile up at two separate locations near l-a. both crashes had about one- hundred or more vehicles trapped in them. it happened on interstate-five near gorman. 30 people were injured. one person was even airlifted to the hospital and listed in critical condition. there was a thick fog in the area at the time of the incident, but the exact cause is still under investigation. ( james ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... a look at the chase center... before the golden state warriors take on the los angeles laker's.
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(ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) dry weather this past weekend but today we work our way back into a day of rainy weather. expect showers to be heavy at times later in the morning with rainfall continuing well into the afternoon for some areas. rain will taper later in the day and by the evening tonight drying conditions can be expected before a chance of rain tomorrow and an even better chance of rain on wednesday.temperatures today
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will peak in the upper 50's to low 60's just as they will be seen through much of the rest of the forecast ahead, some moderate warming to be expected for the weekend.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101
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( will ) a loaded magazine caused a security scare at san francisco international airport. for about an hour...flights were grounded saturday and some boarding areas were shutdown. law enforcement was trying to track down a passenger who was flagged by t-s-a agents -- after they noticed a loaded magazine in the passenger's bag. that passenger reportedly ran away from the agents. the ordeal caused major delays and long lines. ( will ) eventually, the t-s-a agents were able to track that person down. an aiport duty manager says the passenger had the magazine in his carry-on bag after visiting a shooting range. the passenger was
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re-screened and allowed to leave. ( will ) seven teenagers in san mateo are facing charges after police say they were caught with a stolen car. it happened friday morning on south fremont street. the group ran away when officers arrived. police say they were uncooperative when officers caught up with them. police say they fought with officers and gave them fake names. the teens range from ages 14 to 17...they are charged with possession of stolen property and obstructing a police officer. ( will ) a newark little league is hoping survillance cameras will help them find the person who stole a valuable piece of equipment. last week, someone broke into a locked storage container at the ernie silva sports complex and took off with an a-t-v. officials with the league believe the thief knew what they were looking for because they used bolt cutters to get through the lock. officials believe the theft happened between last wednesday night and early thursday morning.
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the a-t-v has been used by the organization for more than 15 years and is registered with the d-m-v. ( james ) now to the warriors. after a blowout loss to the dallas mavericks over the weekend ... golden state rebounded and took care of business against the detroit pistons. lets start near the end of the 2nd quarter. klay thompson catches a pass from kevin durant and nails the corner 3- pointer. he scored 24 points last night. int 3rd quarter ... andrew bogut gets some action and drives on the paint into a layup. steph curry has great game ... scoring 26 points ... including 5 threes. the warriors win their 50th game for the 5th straight season ... steve kerr joins pat riley and phil jackson as the only
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coaches to do that their first five seasons dubs win ... 121-114. ( james ) the golden state warriors will take on the los angeles laker's when they play for the first time at the new chase center in the fall. here's an inside look at the new arena. on friday warriors star draymond green threw on a hard hat for a tour. he says he's impressed by what he saw-- including the work on the main floor ... practice courts and the lounge area. he even called dibs on his spot in the new locker room. ( james ) that game against the lakers is set for october 5th. it will be the first time since the 70's that professional basketball will be played in the city.
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( james ) still ahead ... the attorney general's summary of the mueller report sparks new political battles on capitol hill. we'll have reaction from the president. ( james ) and here's a live look outside... golden gate bridge...
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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. ( robin ) no major hot spots. bay bridge
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( james ) a mansion for sale just outside of sacramento has an extra perk to its purchase... a time capsule! the victorian home in rosemont was built in 18-98. it has had its original wood restored, along with the fixtures, and the original stained glass. contractors found the time capsule hidden in an old chimney. inside are pictures... a still intact
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sprig of hops, and a letter dated august 1916 highlighting that year's hops harvest. it is on the market for 1 point 2 million dollars. ( james ) new this morning... incredible video of humpack whales off the california coast. the princess monterey whale watching group... sending us this video from videographer randy straka. the group got to see these breaching humpbacks off monterey... along with some white-sided dolphins and a few gray whales. ( james ) coming up on the kron-4 morning news... killed by his own wife... details on the new charges for the woman who shot and killed this pittsburg principal. ( james ) plus... smoke billow in benicia valley... as residents deal with smoke from this refinery that is expected to continue through the day. ( james ) and... a major step for apple... as they get ready to announce new services for users.
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i found one!
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found one! found one! found one! ( laughter ) i found one! ♪ found one. ♪ ( james ) breaking news out of san mateo where police are investigating a threat made against serra high school. san mateo police say they were made aware of a social
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media threat towards the school on friday. police say they are working with school officials to determine if the threat was credible. at this time police do not know who made the threat but are actively investigating. san mateo police say they have uniformed and plain clothes on campus today. ( will ) good morning i'm will tran.(james) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... dry weather this past weekend but today we work our way back into a day of rainy weather. expect showers to be heavy at times later in the morning with rainfall continuing well

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