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tv   KRON 4 News at 530  KRON  March 25, 2019 5:30pm-6:00pm PDT

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(vicki) tonight at 5:30... kron4 is always tracking local stories. here's a look at what's going on in your neighborhood right now. (grant) new information tonight about a shooting in walnut creek. police are searching for two suspects after an armed robbery-- that led to a man being shot. kron 4's sara stinson has the details. "the shooting happened right here in the heart of walnut creek in the union bank parking lot. i spoke with people who live and work here who say they are shocked this would happen in such a safe city."i'm just...it's completely shocking...i always feel safe walking by there."i believe it's a very safe place to live, but just like anywhere we do have troubles
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sometimes."walnut creek police are still looking for the gunman who shot a man here in the union bank parking lot on mount diablo blvd and locust street just before ten sunday night.police had the entire parking lot tapped off as they investigated the scene.across the street is a century theaters - movie goers stood by wondering what happened.the man who was shot 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 are still under investigation. people on scene say the victim was robbed before being shot - but we are still trying to confirm that with police. people say this type of violent crime just doesn't happen here."oh it's really nice, i live down the street, i've never been worried about walking here."the biggest question now is was the victim targeted or was he shot at random? we have reached out to the walnut creek police - but have not heard back.in walnut creek, sara stinson, kron four news.
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four news. (grant) also in the east bay... a heads up if you're in oakland this week. emergency officials will be conducting a test for sending out earthquake alerts to cell phones in oakland. starting wednesday... your cell phone may go off if you're in or around downtown oakland. officials are using geo-fencing technology to target phones within 60 square blocks of east lake merritt. (grant) police in oakland continue to search for a suspect who stabbed someone on a bart train. these are surveillance images of the suspect. the stabbing happened friday afternoon as the train was pulling into the fruitvale station. police say the man was fighting with another man -- which led to the stabbing. they are now asking for the public's help identifying the suspect. police say the victim was stabbed once in the face and once near his neck... but he is expected to be recover.
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(vicki) happening now-- police in san francisco are investigating a deadly shooting. and we have just learned two people have been arrested. it happened saturday night on fillmore street between eddy and ellis. police say 25- year-old mister dee carnell mister dee year-old mister dee carnell simmons was killed in the shooting. five other people were injured in the shooting. police arrested 25-year-old sean harrison of concord and 26-year-old jamare coats of san francisco in connection to the shooting. (grant) in the south bay... 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. a man was trying to cross the northbound lanes when he was hit by a car. police say the driver stopped at the scene and is cooperating. the victim was taken to the hospital where he died... his identity has not been released. (vicki) in the north bay... a man is arrested after breaking into a home in petaluma over the weekend. it happened on spyglass road... not far from ely boulevard. police say a 26-year-old transient entered
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the home through an open window. the person who lives in the home woke up from a nap and saw the man-- who then ran out the front door. officers found the man nearby and arrested him. (grant) on the peninsula... police in san mateo are investigating a threat made against junipero serra high school. officers say they were made aware of a social media threat towards the school on friday. they worked throughout the weekend to determine if it was credible-- and officers just announced a teen has been arrested for making the threat. lawrence karnow: another storm moved into the bay area with rain and wind. rain will move south and turn to showers. lows will be in the 50s. on the radar you can see the rain with some pockets of heavier showers. the rain is turning to snow in the sierra with more snow to come. winter storm warnings are going up on tuesday with more heavy snow forecast for the sierra. on the satellite you can see the storm coming through now but another area of low pressure off the coast will bring more rain through thursday.it will be partly cloudy tomorrow with a slight chance of a few showers. highs will be in the 60s. more rain will return
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tuesday night and into wednesday with showers lingering into thursday. dry and warmer weather is forecast for this weekend. (grant) back to a big story we are following tonight... with the conclusion that has come conclusion that has come out of robert mueller's report so far, california republicans say it's not just a win for the president, but for the party.(vicki) kron 4's capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala explains how republicans expect this to help invigorate california voters in the 2020 election. with the investigation over
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and president trump cleared of collusion... some california republicans say they aren't surprised by the conclusion."i was kind of disgusted that this took so long."california republican national committeewoman harmeet dhillon says this paves a positive path for the party in the 2020 election..."i think this ruling will finally lift a cloud from the president and really energize republican and independent voters, because how this thing came down was really unfair.dhillon says the investigation likely played a role in california's midterm elections in parts of the state where races were close... the election resulted in democrats making historical gains in the state legislature."we hope to bring back some of those voters and recruit new voters who are more concerned about their opportunity, economic growth, safety at our borders." republicans say they have lost california votes in years past for a combination of factors, including a changing state demographic.. party members say they're preparing for a comeback."we are working hard
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at the grass roots level to recruit and run great candidates, we have a lot of great candidates in the pipeline and we have a changing party as well, so i think you're going to see some real fire at the polls next year." (grant) a dozen sports coaches, test administrators and others have pleaded ánot guilty to participating in a nationwide college admissions scam. the defendants arrested in the 'operation varsity blues' investigation were arraigned in boston's federal court today. the coaches are charged with accepting bribes in exchange for helping students get into school by pretending the students were actually athletic recruits. hollywood stars felicity huffman and lori loughlin... and other prominent parents charged with bribing coaches and arranging ways to cheat on
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their children's entrance exams.,.. are due in court on later dates. (grant) and u-s-c is thinking of revoking degrees for some alumni as fallout continues in the college admission scandal. tmz is reporting that the university has eight suspicious cases where alums used admission scam ring leader rick singer's services. attorneys say usc can and should take away the degrees of any alum found to have gotten in by fraud. the say students who claim they didn't know their parents were cheating to get them in should also lose their degree. (vicki) coming up... a teenager nominated for prom king gives up his spot... for a fellow student with autism. how he helped his peer have a night he will never forget. (grant) plus after the break... the avocados in your fridge could be contaminated with listeria. we'll tell you about the recall and what you need to look out for.
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for more information on this recall-- go to our website at kron-4 dot com. (vicki) some doctors are now calling for taxes on sugary drinks and soda-- in an effort to limit the sugar kids and teens are consuming. the american academy of pediatrics and the american heart association released the new policy remmendations. they are urging federal, state and local lawmakers to take action against sugary drinks. they also want more detailed nutrition labels and less marketing of sugary drinks. in the bay area-- berkeley, san francisco, oakland, and albany all have sugary drink taxes. (grant) still ahead... two students in parkland florida commit suicide just days apart. how the community is coming together to support those who survived the massacre more than one year ago.
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(grant) the father of a six-year-old girl who was killed in the sandy hook elementary school massacre has died by apparent suicide. police say jeremy richman's body was found in his connecticut office building... he was the father of avielle richman... who was among the 20 children killed in the 20-12 shooting at a newtown school. police say they will not disclose any more details of the death... only that it didn't appear to be suspicious. (grant) this is the third suicide in the past week related to school massacres.... the other two were survivors of last year's attack in parkland, florida at marjory stoneman douglas high school, where 17 people died.
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john lorinc reports. more heartbreak after last year's fatal rampage at 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 night....the main issue: how to prevent additional suicides. cindy arenberg seltzer/children's services council of broward county"know that you are not alone. there are so many people who care and so many people who are here to help."one of the main messages stressed........ke eping the lines of communication open is vital. mayor christine hunschofsky/parkland, florida "parents have to have very frank discussions with their children right now and i think the students need to have frank discussions with each other."the gunman behind the february 20-18 shooting was a former student at stoneman douglas.he confessed to the crime and was indicted on 17 murder counts.i'm john lorinc reporting. (vicki) (vicki) for your health
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tonight... the c-d-c is now reporting more than 300 cases of the measles this year. the agency says 314 cases of measles have been reported across the u-s since january first. that's 46 more cases than the number reported last week. measles has been reported in 15 states... including california. two of the larger outbreaks are in washington state and new york. the disease was eliminated in the u-s in 2000 but is common in many other countries, which is how the current outbreaks started. (vicki) go-fund-me is banning anti-vaccination campaigns. the fundraising service is shutting down any campaign that promotes
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"misinformation" about vaccines. it has a policy that prohibits users from making health claims that have not been approved or verified by regulatory agencies. the move to specifically ban anti-vaccination campaigns comes after companies like facebook, instagram, pinterest and youtube have removed similar content. health officials have blamed the outbreak of measles on unvaccinated people. (anchor) taking a live look outside... at the san mateo bridge.(anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: another storm moved into the bay area with rain and wind. rain will move south and turn to showers. lows will be in the 50s. on
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the radar you can see the rain with some pockets of heavier showers. the rain is turning to snow in the sierra with more snow to come. winter storm warnings are going up on tuesday with more heavy snow forecast for the sierra. on the satellite you can see the storm coming through now but another area of low pressure off the coast will bring more rain through thursday.it will be partly cloudy tomorrow with a slight chance of a few showers. highs will be in the 60s. more rain will return tuesday night and into wednesday with showers lingering into thursday. dry and warmer weather is forecast for this weekend. (grant) (grant) (grant)
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(grant) for your money... the powerball jackpot has sky-rocketed to 750 million dollars-- after nobody won saturday's drawing. there were several winners who matched five numbers-- so double check your tickets. the next powerball drawing is wednesday. the lump-sum cash payout for a 750 million dollar jackpot is more than 465 million is more than 465 million dollars. (grant) take a look at this.. an elephant caused some big trouble in a small chinese town. the lonely animal was forced from his herd by another male... and ended up taking a solo journey to a town in southwest china... while there, he damaged
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nine vehicles. as soon as the elephant was spotted, local forestry staff tried to guide him to the forest... it took more than 30 minutes for police and firefighters to eventually lead the elephant to safety. (vicki) next on kron4 news at 5... a heart warming moment after an autistic teen was crowned prom king. how a fellow student stepped up to help make it a prom to remember.
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a las vegas high school student who has autism says
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he'll remember his prom for life.. after he was declared prom king by his classmates. (grant) but as gabby hart reports, another candidate for the title played a key role in making that happen. natsot:"edgar! edgar! edgar! edgar!"it's a moment that speaks for itself.students at liberty high cheering and chanting for 18-year-old edgar hernandez after he was crowned prom king.natsot:"prom king, edgar hernandez."what makes this crowning achievement so special? edgar is also autistic. originally, edgar didn't make the top four on the prom court list.but when another student that was in the top four found out, he decided to do something about it.shaun mabanta, student, liberty high school:"i wanted him to make top four from the beginning. i just simply asked edgar to take my place." after giving up his spot, shaun started campaigning for edgar around the school. natsot: "special. i feel special."student, liberty high
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school:"once we saw him being crowned prom king, it just brought tears to my eyes. literally a simple act can make such a big difference." now edgar says he'll carry these memories.natsot/promand his crown with him for the rest of his life.reporter:and you had some dance moves." edgar hernandez, liberty high prom king:"yes."reporter:"so it was a good night for you?" edgar hernandez, liberty high prom king:"it was, yes." (vicki) (vicki) "it was, yes." (vicki) that wraps up kron 4 news at 5.(grant) ken wayne and pam moore are here with kron 4 news at six. thank you grant and vicki. tonight at 6.... bombshell allegations involving one of the nation's most recognizable attorneys... and one of the highest profile companies in the world. coming up... new information about michael avenatti and his supposed accomplice ... in a massive alleged extortion attempt.and rain returning to
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the bay area this week.we have an update on the commute conditions tonight...as well as details on the next storm that is just around the corner. and apple unvealing a slew of new services in cupertino today. we'll get an expert's opinion on the big reveal... coming up at 6. (pam) tonight
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at 6. rain
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returning to the bay area today. as the first of two storm systems is now making its way through the bay this week. with this storm comes high winds which could knock over trees ... and there is also the possibility of thunderstorms later in the week. (ken) taking a live look at our network of traffic cams tonight. this is what the commute home looks like right now. pooling of rain on roadways expected to be one of the major nuisances this week.... potentially incresing some commute times this week. (ken)thank you for joining us, i'm ken wayne. (pam) and i'm pam moore.chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is here now with more on this week's wet weather. lawrence karnow: another storm moved into the bay area with rain and wind. rain will move south and turn to showers. lows will be in the 50s. on the radar you can see the rain with some pockets of heavier showers. the rain is turning to snow in the sierra with more snow to come. winter storm warnings are going up on tuesday with more heavy snow forecast for the sierra. on the satellite you can see the storm coming through now but another area of low pressure of

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