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tv   KRON 4 Early News  KRON  November 15, 2017 4:00am-7:00am PST

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wb 80 is spots. bay no major hot more rain. rebecca:a few showers will be possible over the north bay early today before widespread rain develops later this afternoon and tonight across much of the bay area. rain may be heavy at times tonight. rain chances will continue during the day on thursday before diminishing thursday night into early friday. winds will also increase later today, especially along the coast and higher terrain. dry weather returns friday and saturday with chilly nights. unsettled weather returns sunday evening and into next weeks as storm system bring more rain. 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.
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( james ) bart has expanded it's carpooling program to two more stations. the scoop app will now allow carpool drivers to get guaranteed parking spots at bart's orinda and rockridge stations. the carpooling program is already operating at the concord dublin/pleasanton... pleasant hill... millbrae and san bruno stations. morning riders must be scheduled by nine p.m. the night before and by three thirty p.m. on the same day ...for evening rides.
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( james ) the parents of a 10-year-old boy who was seriously injured at a dublin water park ... are seeking two and half million dollars in damages.they have filed a lawsuit against the water park owners ... and the city of dublin.the 10-year-old was injured after he was ejected from a water slide at the wave water park back in may. < as parents, we want nothing more than to watch our kids have fun and we saw jamie come down and we will never forget, we saw it happening, as it was happening i couldn't get to him fast enough. >( james ) officials with the city of dublin say they immediately closed the waterslide after the accident and that it will remain closed unitl state safety officials approve it being re-opened. ( darya ) p-g-and-e is hit with another round of lawsuits... blaming the utility for the northbay firestorm. one of the plantiffs is gregory wilson. he escaped the flames by jumping in his pool with his
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wife. his house burned to the ground. wilson and his wife are one of three couples filing suit against p-g-and-e. they claim p-g-and-e put profit before public interest.... and didn't do enough to trim trees and other vegetation away from power lines. attorneys are calling for an independent audit of the utility. p-g-and-e released a statement saying... nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our customers and communities we serve. ( darya ) wineries in the north bay are trying to make up losses after the wildfires. many of them are dealing with long-term effects-- including making up for the money lost from being closed at the busiest time of the year. vineyards are also assessing the impact of smoke and other damage on this year's vintage. wineries say they are now making a push to lure tourists back to sonoma, napa, and mendocino counties. together, those areas saw more than three-point-seven billion
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dollars in tourism spending in 2016. the state's tourism commission says they are spending two-million dollars on an advertising campaign to encourage visitors to return. ( james ) a man has been arrested... after police say he entered a high school classroom with a 13 inch machete.. it happened at natural bridges high school in santa cruz. police released these pictures of the suspect -- and the knife he was carrying. no one was hurt.. police say this is ánotá the first they've arrested this man because of a knife. ( james ) happening now: a former tesla worker is suing the car company... calling the fremont car factory a "hotbed for racist behavior". the man who filed the suit was fired last month... the assembly line worker says supervisors and co- workers routinely used a racial slur against him and other black employees... he also says ánoá investigation was conducted, even after he made a written report to tesla human resources. the suit also claims tesla ceo wrote a memo
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earlier this year urging people to be "thick-skinned" about insults if an apology is delivered. tesla has commented on the lawsuit. ( james ) two women are suing uber... claiming inadequate driver background checks led to sexual assaults. the women were not identified in the federal lawsuit filed tuesday in san francisco. each victim claims... they were sexually assaulted by uber drivers.. who gave them rides home. the lawsuit says, uber markets to young women traveling alone putting its profits over their safety. the company says, it is reviewing the complaint and that the allegations will be taken seriously. ( darya ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... steph curry is not the only talented member of his family. the new honor that his wife ayesha has been given. ( darya ) and after the break... see which toys made the list of most dangerous toys ahead of the holiday shopping season. and here's a
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( darya ) as many people begin their holiday shopping... a consumer safety group is unveiling its "worst toys" list. ( james ) fidget spinners, a wonder woman battle sword, and a remote controlled spider-man drone are among the toys topping the list. ( darya ) the toys were announced from "world against toys causing harm". a disney-themed "stacking toy" for infants also made the list.( james ) so did razor's "heel wheels," which can transform children's shoes into roller skates, and "slackline," a tightrope-like device meant tightrope-like "slackline," a and "slackline," a tightrope-like device meant to be anchored between two trees. the toy association dismissed the list as "needlessly frightening" because it says in the u.s. meet "rigorous" standards. ( darya ) ayesha curry is in the forbes 30 under 30 for 20-18... she is in the
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food and drink category... ( james ) ayesha tweeted thanks to forbes this afternoon... saying this is an absolute dream.... forbes 30 under 30 is an annual list of their top figures under 30 -years-old... from around the nation with 20 different categories....( darya ) ayesha is the author of a best selling cookbook. she's also the owner of the meal kit company "homemade" and she's opened three "international smoke" restaurants... one in honolulu, l-a and one right here in san francisco that opened just yesterday. it is already booke dthrough february. ( james ) up next on the kron 4 morning news.. a distrubing assault on a bart train.. and it was all caught on camera.
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weather and traffic... rebecca:a few showers will be possible over the north bay early today before widespread rain develops later this afternoon and tonight across much of the bay area. rain may be heavy at times tonight. rain chances will continue during the day on thursday before diminishing thursday night into early friday. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. no problems on
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wb 580 leaving richmond ( darya ) more on our big story this morning... the rain in the bay area.( james ) as rebecca was telling us... there is a flash flood watch in effect for santa rosa later this afternoon. kron 4's lydia pantazes is live in santa rosa this morning. what are the conditions like now? ( lydia ) and there are concerns of flooding and sink holes all across the fire damaged areas. i am live in santa rosa where some people have been told to be ready to leave in case of flooding. i will be live tracking the rain all morning long.
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( darya ) thanks ( darya ) ( darya ) thanks lydia. we will check back with you through out the morning. ( james ) and remember you can track the rain on your phone. all you have to do is download the free kron 4 mobile app. you can also sign up for breaking news push alerts. ( james ) tense moments as a belligerent man spews racial slurs at passenges on bart. it happened monday night on the richmond line going south to fremont. that's when the man in the blue shirt
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started a verbal altercation with aman sitting down. using inappropriate language. the man would later hit him two times. eventualy the man in the blue shirt would get off at the union city station. hear what other bart riders had to say about the attack.
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instead were arrested for 'soicitation of prostitution'. police told kron four the men... from various cities in the east bay and the south bay... were lured to the hotel by undercover police through the internet. < "we set up ads were people can go to look for prostitution, we collect the evidence needed via text and phone calls around prostitution, then we send them to the room where we are waiting">( will ) police say they are going to continue doing these stings because human trafficking is a growing problem in the bay area. back to you. ( darya ) contra costa county is partnering with the city of richmond.... to bring in micro- homes. supervisor john gioia and richmond mayor tom butt said... contra costa county is moving towards securing a federal grant .... to lease 50 of these micro-pads to house
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homeless single adults on a permanent basis. each unit comes complete with shower... couch... kitchenette and closets. the next step would be to find a location for the units in the city of richmond. the micro-pads are stackable and can go up as high as 8- stories if necessary ( darya ) police in fremont are now cracking down on illegal sideshows. over the next couple of months they are vowing to crack down on participants... they say they will be adding more patrols... writing more citations and towing more cars. they are going to have a zero tolerance approach, not only for the drivers involved but for the spectators and event organizers as well. ( james ) in the east bay... concord residents and travelers now have access to a smarter 9-1-1 system.
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smart-9-1-1 is a free service that individuals can use to add specific personal information this includes information about pets in the home... special medical needs, and emergency contacts. the information provided helps first responders move quickly in an emergency situation the safety profile can link the user's cell phone to their work and home address. both san ramon and brentwood also use the smart 9-1-1 system. ( james ) the san jose police department is making big changes to their use of force policy. the new policy creates four tiers of classification. those are based on the type of force used or the resulting injury. higher categories will be scrutinized more by the department. also new --- police command staff will now review a police supervisor's report... to decide if the investigation on use of force was adequate. mayor sam liccardo says the new policies ensure that serious use of force cases get
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an even deeper level of review. ( darya ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... see how a bay area congresswoman is stepping up to stop sexual harassment in congress. ( james ) ( james ) plus... a blender causing problems for more than a dozen people. the warning one california woman has about using that blender this morning. ( darya ) and next... why you may have problems getting your prescriptions filled this morning. ( rebecca ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. ( robin ) and i am trackingyour morning commute. forget the headlights and wipers
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wipers. 101 is at the limit ( james ) you may have to wait to get your perscription filled at c-v-s pharmacies.( darya ) company officials say a system interruption is impacting some of its stores around the country. ( james ) c-v-s said on ( james ) you may have to wait to get your perscription filled at c-v-s pharmacies.( darya ) company officials say a system interruption is impacting some of its stores around the country. ( james )
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c-v-s said on twitter that all of its pharmacies are able to fill prescriptions. but some people on twitter are still claiming that c-v-s is still unable to fill prescriptions. c-v-s says it is working to resolve the problem. (rebecca) your bay area forecast your bay (rebecca) (rebecca) your bay area forecast is after the break.
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( james )( darya ) checking the rain before you head out the door.. rebecca:a few showers will be possible over the north bay early today before widespread rain develops later this afternoon and tonight across much of the bay area. rain may be heavy at times tonight. rain chances will continue during the day on thursday
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before diminishing thursday night into early friday. winds will also increase later today, especially along the coast and higher terrain. dry weather returns friday and saturday with chilly nights. unsettled weather returns sunday evening and into next weeks as storm system bring more rain. no major hot spots. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. wb 580 no delays at the tolls ( james ) across the country... more sexual harassment allegations are
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coming out. and now those allegations are extending to congress.( darya ) kron 4's washington correspondent alexandra limon explains how the bay area's own jackie spier is working to create change. during the
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no major hot spots. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. wb 580 no delays at the tolls
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( james ) across the country... more sexual harassment allegations are coming out. and now those allegations are extending to congress.( darya ) kron 4's washington correspondent alexandra limon explains how the bay area's own jackie spier is working to create change. during the house hearing on preventing sexual harrasment, california representative jackie speier testified about sexual harassment in congress. complaints ranged from inappropriate comments, members exposing themselves to staffers and groping women on the house floor rep. jackie speier / california (d-14th) there are two members of congress, republican and democrat right now who serve who have been subject to review. or not have been subject to review, but have engaged in sexual harassment. speier says she too was attacked in the 70's when she
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was a staffer.rep. speieri was taken by the chief of staff he put his hands on my face he kissed me and stuck his toungue in my mouth.earlier this month congresswoman speier introduced a resolution to educate members of congress. rep. zoe lofgren / california (d-19th)the cease act calling for mandatory sexual harassment training is a step in the right direction. but as she and i have discussed its not the end. we need to examine dispute processes at the office of compliance. alexandra limon / @alexlimonnewssome of the problems on capitol hill according to congress members who testified include retaliation against victims complaints. and the fact that staffers are continue working in their offices for at least three months after reporting an attack. rep. speierwe're at a tipping point in the house of representatives for the very first time where i think that we can make some reforms that are going to be lasting and that are going to protect victims instead of the institution.speier's resolution would require sexual harrasment training in the house.. last week the senate passed a similar resolution.in washington alexandra limon
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( james ) three u-c-l-a basketball players are back in the u-s after being held in china, accused of shoplifting. liangelo ball, cody riley and jalen hill landed in los angeles tuesday. the three u-c-l-a basketball players were arrested in china last week. accused of stealing sunglasses from a luxury store in hangzhou. according to the commissioner of the pac-12, the three were allowed to leave after the situation was "resolved to the satisfaction of chinese authorities." u-c-l-a was in china for their season opener against georgia tech. ( darya ) a southern california woman has a warning for people before they use their blender. she claims that the nutri-
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bullet blender exploded in her face and burned her. she says she was making a batch of chile using the nutri-bullet ...when the canister exploded. according to a lawsuit filed by her attorneys... the woman received 2nd degree burns. ( darya ) at least twenty-two people are suing nutri-bullet for injuries they say happened when the blender exploded. ( james ) coming up at 6 a-m... the search is on in the south bay for a man who escaped a
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psychiatric hospital in hawaii. police say he is dangerous. we have new video showing part of that escape just into the newsroom overnight. ( james ) and we continue tracking the rain this morning. right now taking a look at storm tracker 4 radar. it could make for a wet commute this morning. we have team coverage of the wet weather coming up. jardiance is the only type 2 diabetes pill proven to both significantly reduce the chance of dying from a cardiovascular event in adults who have type 2 diabetes and heart disease... ...and lower your a1c. wow. jardiance can cause serious side effects including dehydration. this may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, or lightheaded, or weak upon standing. ketoacidosis is a serious side effect that may be fatal. symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, tiredness, and trouble breathing. stop taking jardiance and call your doctor right away if you have symptoms of ketoacidosis or an allergic reaction.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101.golden gate bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza.
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( darya ) take a look at this warriors star... javale mcgee handing out turkeys to families in need. mcgee handed out roughly 250 turkeys in oakland. it is part of the great turkey giveaway. the organization will also be handing out turkeys in los angeles and mcgee's hometown of flint michigan. ( james ) a world war two veteran is proving it's never to late to graduate. finally receiving his high school diploma after 71 years. ( darya ) milton mockerman originally enlisted at 17 after forging his birth certificte. he severed in
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the navy for two and a half years. he was honorably discharged. one person mockermon wishes was at his ceremony is his late wife anabelle. he still sings for her any chance he gets. ( darya ) mockerman added the key to life is to work hard and keep your nose clean. clean.keep your nose work hard
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morning news.here's a live look outside at the embarcadero this morning. sunrise less than an hour away...with more rain not far behind... ( james ) a major flash flood watch issued for later this afternoon in the north bay. right now taking a look at storm tracker 4 radar. it could make for a wet commute this morning. but the rain is also expected to pick up later this afternoon.
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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
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drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( darya ) more on our big story this morning... the rain in the bay area.( james ) as rebecca was telling us... there is a flash flood watch in effect for santa rosa later this afternoon. kron 4's lydia pantazes is live in santa rosa this morning. what are the conditions like now? ( lydia ) and there are concerns of flooding and sink holes all across the fire damaged areas. i am live in santa rosa where some people have been told to be ready to leave in case of flooding. i will be live tracking the rain all morning
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long. ( darya ) thanks lydia. we will check back with you through out the morning. ( james ) and remember you can track the rain on your phone. all you have to do is download the free kron 4 mobile app. you can also sign up for breaking news push alerts. ( darya ) one person has died after
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a shooting in richmond. we first broke the story last night on the kron 4 news at 10. it happened around 7:30 last night on view drive. three other people were also injured in the shooting. there is no word on their condition this morning. the shooter is still on the loose. police have any about the gunman. ( darya ) new this morning... a sheriff's deputy involved in a shooting in the east bay. it happened at 6:00 last night but police have just released the details overnight. it happened on the 700 block of primrose lane in benicia. deputies were conducting a probation check. that is when they say 25- year-old chase wiley started shooting at the deputies. the deputies returned fire. wiley was shot and taken to a hospital. he is being charged with attempted murder. none of the deputies were ( darya ) happening now... a man hunt is underway in the south bay for a man who escaped a psychiatric hospital where he is serving a 30-year sentence for murder.( james ) will tran is here with the details.
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( will ) 59-year-old randall saito escaped from a psychiatric hospital in hawaii and flew to san jose on sunday. he hasn't been seen since. saito had been in the hawaii state hospital since 1981 when he was found guilty for a brutal murder --- but acquitted for reasons of insanity. prosecutors in hawaii fear that he could commit another murder. ( will ) and this morning we have new video showing saito escaping from the facility. this is video showing him getting into a cab and heading for the airport on sunday. authorities in
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hawaii say that saito would usually walk to a rehab facility near the hospital but was required to have an escort. this time he did not. back to you. ( darya ) a robbery attempt is caught on camera... at a jewelery store in pleasanton. now police are looking for the suspects. this happened at the "diamond ring company" in the stoneridge shopping center. surveillance video shows a group of at least six group of at least six people... rushing in to rob the place monday night. they used hammers to try and break open display cases full of rolex watches... but the glass was too strong. they then ran off with nothing. ( darya ) one person is dead after a head on crash along highway 12 in sonoma.
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the crash happened yesterday morning just before 8 just west of agua caliente. a witness told police a truck was trying to pass several cars when they crossed over the double yellow lines and hit an oncoming car. the woman driving the other car died at the scene. a young child is in hospital. there condiditon is unknown. the man driving the truck was charged with a d-u-i. ( james ) another big story we are following this morning... we have new information about the man who shot and killed 4 people in a shooting rampage in northern california.( darya ) the gunman... identified as kevin jansen neal was killed in a shootout with police in tehama county. 10 other people were injured in the rampage including children. it all started when neal killed his neighbor and then went around town shooting and killing three other people.( james ) then he went to tehama elementary school and opened
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fire injuring two students. both are expected to be okay. now we have learned that one of the women killed had gotten into a fight with neal back in january. in that incident neal stabbed the woman and robbed another woman. he was out on bail for that assault. the trial in that case was set to begin next year. and it turns out he had been the subject of a domestic violence call the day before the attack. ( james ) this morning there is a growing debate over a proposed day care facility in the east bay. it would be located on boyd road... near pleasant hill road... in pleasant hill. the planning commission held a meeting last night to hear from the community about the new school parents say they are looking forward to another option after sitting on wait lists at other schools for years. but people who live in the area say that adding the day care to an already busy street will be a safety issue. there are also concerns over increased traffic. it is not clear when the planning commission will make its final decision. ( james ) a warning for
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people in the east bay... police in san leandro are investigating a string of car burglaries. the burglaries happened in three different neighborhoods. police did not say excatly where. a total of 12 cars were targeted. all of them had broken windows. and here is a description of a car police say is connected to the burglaries, it is described as a black honda civic with angled tail lights. it also had paper plates with the word "victory" ( darya ) bay area cities getting ready for recreational marijuana which can be sold legally beginning in january. the san jose city council passed an ordinacne yesterday that will allow dispensaries to sell pot to adults over 21.... starting january first. that ordinance only covers 16- current locations which already provide medical marijuana. and in san francisco... supevisors postponed a vote on establishing marijuana
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regulations. that means -- sales of marijuana in san francisco... may not start on january first when the new state law kicks in.. ( darya ) oakland a's catcher bruce maxwell pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct. maxwell was arrested in late october. he is accused of pointing a gun at a woman delivering food to his scottsdale home. the oakland a's released a statement saying,"we take this situation and ongoing investigation seriously." he was released on a $10,000 dollar bail. maxwell is scheduled to be back in court next month. ( james ) happening now... the clothing store forever 21 is investigating a possible credit card breach. the store says that credit card readers at several locations may have been compromised. they have not yet determined which stores were affected. but they say the breach happened between march and october of this year. they are warning customers to monitor their credit card and bank statements to make sure
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there are no unauthorized purchases. ( james ) also happening now... check your freezers. a hayward based company is issuing a recall over possible listeria contamination. sukhi's gourmet indian foods is recalling more than 250 pounds of chicken tikka masala products. it has a "use by" date of november of next year. we have more on the products being recalled on our website at kron 4 dot com. ( james ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... the north bay is still trying to bounce back from the deadly wild fires. how the wine industry is trying to attract tourists back to their vineyards. ( james ) plus... another lawsuit filed against tesla. the treatment one man says he received wile working at tesla's fremont factory. ( james ) and after the break... bart expands its carpooling program. the new stations where you can now be guaranteed a parking spot.
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( rebecca ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. ( robin ) and i am trackingyour morning commute. its raining so don't forget the headlights and wipers
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( james ) we are tracking the rain this morning. right now taking a look at storm tracker 4 radar. it could make for a wet commute this morning. but the rain is also expected to pick up later this afternoon. ( james )( darya ) welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. let's get a check of the forecast. rebecca:a few showers will be possible over the north bay early today before widespread rain develops later this
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afternoon and tonight across much of the bay area. rain may be heavy at times tonight. rain chances will continue during the day on thursday before diminishing thursday night into early friday. winds will also increase later today, especially along the coast and higher terrain. dry weather returns friday and saturday with chilly nights. unsettled weather returns sunday evening and into next weeks as storm system bring more rain.
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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. ( james ) bart has ( james ) bart has expanded it's
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carpooling program to two more stations. the scoop app will now allow carpool drivers to get guaranteed parking spots at bart's orinda and rockridge stations. the carpooling program is already operating at the concord dublin/pleasanton... pleasant hill... millbrae and san bruno stations. morning riders must be scheduled by nine p.m. the night before and by three thirty p.m. on the same day ...for evening rides. (james) fifteen arrests in a prostitution sting conducted in the east bay. kron 4's gabe slate spoke with the organizer of this sting who said, human trafficking continues to be a big issue plaguing the bay area. on november third union city
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police say thirteen men knocked on a hotel door in union city expecting to pay for sex but instead were arrested for 'soicitation of prostitution'.law enforcement told us the men, from various cities in the east bay and the south bay were loured to the hotel by undercover police through the internet.sound from freddy camacho - sergeant copps unit, union city "we set up ads were people can go to look for prostitution, we collect the evidence needed via text and phone calls around prostitution, then we send them to the room where we are waiting"sergeant freddy camacho with the union city police department organized the operation; he was not surprised it was so successful..sound from freddy camacho - sergeant copps unit, union city "previous operation in hayward got 25 arrests, and our previous operation in union city at a local hotel we had 24 arrests"sergeant camacho said he can't release the name of the hotel they are going to continue doing these stings because human trafficking is a growing problem in the area.sound from
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freddy camacho - sergeant copps unit, union city " people are coming over here that are not citizens of the united states and being trafficked by bad people. hopefully that with the people we arrested this time around will learn their lesson, the problem is just so huge, it's chipping, but it's chipping at small amount. but we can at least try"in union city gabe slate kron 4 news. ( darya ) p-g-and-e is hit with another round of lawsuits... blaming the utility for the northbay firestorm. one of the plantiffs is gregory wilson. he escaped the flames by jumping in his pool with his wife. his house burned to the ground. wilson and his
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wife are one of three couples filing suit against p-g-and-e. they claim p-g-and-e put profit before public interest.... and didn't do enough to trim trees and other vegetation away from power lines. attorneys are calling for an independent audit of the utility. p-g-and-e released a statement saying... nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our customers and communities we serve. ( darya ) wineries in the north bay are trying to make up losses after the wildfires. many of them are dealing with long-term effects-- including making up for the money lost from being closed at the busiest time of the year. vineyards are also assessing the impact of smoke and other damage on this year's vintage. wineries say they are now making a push to lure tourists back to sonoma, napa, and mendocino counties. together, those areas saw more than three-point-seven billion dollars in tourism spending in 2016. the state's tourism commission says they are spending two-million dollars on an advertising campaign to encourage visitors to return. ( james ) a man has been
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arrested... after police say he entered a high school classroom with a 13 inch machete.. it happened at natural bridges high school in santa cruz. luckily no one was hurt. police released these pictures of the suspect -- and the knife he was carrying. police say this is ánotá the first they've arrested this man because of a knife. ( james ) happening now: a former tesla worker is suing the car company... calling the fremont car factory a "hotbed for racist behavior". the man who filed the suit was fired last month... the assembly line worker says supervisors and co- workers routinely used a racial slur against him and other black employees... he also says ánoá investigation was conducted, even after he made a written report to tesla human resources. the suit also claims tesla ceo wrote a memo earlier this year urging people to be "thick-skinned" about insults if an apology is delivered. tesla has not commented on the lawsuit. ( james ) two women are suing uber... claiming inadequate driver background checks led to sexual assaults.
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the women were not identified in the federal lawsuit filed tuesday in san francisco. each victim claims they were sexually assaulted by uber drivers.. who gave them rides home. the lawsuit claims uber markets to young women traveling alone... but puts profit over their safety. the company says, it is reviewing the complaint and the allegations will be taken seriously. ( darya ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... steph is not the only curry with talent. the new honor that his wife ayesha has earned. (darya)and an historic vote in australia -- we'll tell you what it means for marriage equality in the country.
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(robin) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 (james) big news... and cause for
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celebration across australia... after the nation made a major step towards legalizing same-sex marriage. the results of a national survey by the australian bureau of statistics released wednesday show that 61-percent of australians voted to allow same sex marriage....with 38-percent voting against. more than 12 million australians participated in the survey. prime minister malcolm turnbull called on lawmakers to legalize same-sex marriage before christmas. (james) political discussions on a same-sex marriage bill are expected to take place as early as next week. ( james ) up next on the
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kron 4 morning news.. a distrubing assault on a bart train.. and it was all caught on camera. (rebecca) your bay area forecast is after the break. (lydia)
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we are tracking the rain this morning. right now taking a look at storm tracker 4 radar. it could make for a wet commute this morning. but the rain is also expected to pick up later this
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afternoon. (james)(darya) lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... rebecca:a few showers will be possible over the north bay early today before widespread rain develops later this afternoon and tonight across much of the bay area. rain may be heavy at times tonight. rain chances will continue during the day on thursday before diminishing thursday night into early friday. winds will also increase later today, especially along the coast and higher terrain. dry weather returns friday and saturday with chilly nights.
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unsettled weather returns sunday evening and into next weeks as storm system bring more rain. major hot spot nb 17 at hwy 9 accident blocking the left lane major hot spot nb 17 at hwy 9
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accident blocking the left lane ( darya ) more on our big story this morning... the rain in the bay area.( james ) as rebecca was telling us... there is a flash flood watch in effect for santa rosa later this afternoon. kron 4's
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lydia pantazes is live in santa rosa this morning. what are the conditions like now? ( lydia ) and there are concerns of flooding and sink holes all across the fire damaged areas. i am live in santa rosa where some people have been told to be ready to leave in case of flooding. i will be live tracking the rain all morning long.
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( darya ) thanks lydia. we will check back with you through out the morning. ( james ) and remember you can track the rain on your phone. all you have to do is download the free kron 4 mobile app. you can also sign up news push alerts. ( darya ) another big story we are following this morning... we have new information about the man who shot and killed 4 people in a shooting rampage in northern california.( james ) will tran is here with the overnight details. will.
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( will ) the gunman... identified as kevin jansen neal was killed in a shootout with police in tehama county.... 30 minutes north of chico. now we are learning more about his violent criminal past. 10 other people were injured in the rampage including children. it all started when neal killed his neighbor and then went around town shooting and killing three other people. then he went to tehama elementary school and opened fire injuring two students. authorities say as sad as it was... it could have been worse had school administrators not acted quickly by locking school doors after hearing gunfire so he could not enter the school. both students expected to be okay. now we have learned that one of the women killed had gotten into a fight with neal back in january. in that incident neal stabbed
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the woman and robbed another woman. he was out on bail for that assault. the trial in that case was set to begin next year. and it turns out he had been the subject of a domestic violence call the day before the attack. back to you. ( james ) tense moments as a belligerent man spews racial slurs at passenges on bart. it happened monday night on the richmond line going south to fremont. that's when the man in the blue shirt started a verbal altercation with aman sitting down. using inappropriate language. the man would later hit him two times. eventualy the man in the blue shirt would get off at the union city station. hear what other bart riders had to say about the attack.
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the victim also tells us that a bart official who responded to emergency calls said the antagonist is known to bart police. ( james ) and san jose police are recruiting more officers this year. this time last year... there were just 7 new recruits. but now san jose's police chief says two academies are underway...one class will be sworn in as officers in december .... the other will be sworn-in in april. officials believe pay hikes and better morale have led to the increase in the number of recruits. ( darya ) in the east bay... a berkeley city councilwoman says the city should be given the power to review and aprrove any surplus military hardware that the city's police department wants from the u.s. department of defense. the council woman says berkeley citizens have expressed concerns about the use of military equipment such as armored and weaponized vehicles grenade launchers and camoflaged uniforms at the local law enforcement level. (darya)coming up on the kron4
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morning news -- what new steps the senate is taking to tear down obamacare. (darya) plus... a blender causing problems for more than a dozen people. the warning one california woman has about using this morning. ( rebecca ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. ( robin ) and i am trackingyour morning commute. major delays on hwy 17 into los gatos due to a crash for mild-to-moderate eczema? it can be used almost everywhere on almost everybody. the arm of an arm wrestler? the back of a quarterback? the face of a fairy?
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accident blocking the left lane (darya) a southern california woman has a warning for people before (darya) a southern
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california woman has a warning for people before they use their blender. she claims that the nutri-bullet blender exploded in her face and burned her. she says she was making a batch of chile using the nutri-bullet ...when the canister exploded. according to a lawsuit filed by her attorneys... the woman received 2nd degree burns. (darya) at least twenty-two people are suing nutri-bullet for injuries they say happened when the blender exploded. (james) a preteen musical virtuoso.
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we'll tell you what world record the california 12-year old holds. ♪
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more people shop online for the holidays than ever before. (clapping) and the united states postal service delivers more of those purchases to homes than anyone else in the country. ( ♪ ) because we know, even the smallest things are sometimes the biggest. (james)(darya) welcome back. lets get a check of weather and traffic... rebecca:a few showers will be possible over the north bay early today before widespread rain develops later this afternoon and tonight across much of the bay area. rain may be heavy at times tonight. rain chances will continue
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during the day on thursday before diminishing thursday night into early friday. winds will also increase later today, especially along the coast and higher terrain. dry weather returns friday and saturday with chilly nights. unsettled weather returns sunday evening and into next weeks as storm system bring more rain. major hot spot nb 17 ay hwy 9 accident blocking the lft lane. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. richmond bridge drive less than 20 major hot spot major hot spot rebecca:a few showers will be possible over the north bay early today before widespread rain develops later this afternoon and tonight across much of the bay area. rain may be heavy at times tonight. rain chances will continue during the day on thursday before diminishing thursday
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night into early friday. winds will also increase later today, especially along the coast and higher terrain. dry weather returns friday and saturday with chilly nights. unsettled weather returns sunday evening and into next weeks as storm system bring more rain. major hot spot major hot spot nb 17 ay hwy 9
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accident blocking the lft lane. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101.
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(darya) senate republicans want to revisit the healthcare debate. the revised g-o-p tax bill--released last night--
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features a repeal of obamacare's requirement that all americans carry health insurance or pay a fine. now--conservatives in the house are lobbying their leaders to add an individual mandate repeal to the house republican tax bill. the house begins debate on that bill today. a vote is expected tomorrow. (darya) there's a california 12-year old who knows his way around a music room. he can play an historic number of instruments. sun--sear--ray tonsil (sonseeahray tonsall) has the story. nat soundfrom the saxophone...to the saraswati veena.... nat soundand the 42 other instruments in between... neil nayyar's life is all about music...nat sounda cacophony of sounds that all find harmony in this 12 year
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old's talent.q-and-a with neil nayyar/musician"so you just played a lot of songs on a lot of instruments... after all that...do you feel like 'whew' exhausted or do you feel a whole bunch of adrenaline?""i feel like fine. i feel like relaxed."we joined this chill virtual academy virtuoso in his home in elk grove as he took a break from his six-hour daily practice routine....to serenade us with some of the 44 flutes, drums and other sound machines that have helped earn him the assist foundation's world record for being the youngest person to play so many different instruments.q-and-a with neil nayyar/musician"there's something called a bubul tarang..am i saying that right?""it's called a bulbal tarang.""what is that...where is that? that one's right here""it's this one?""yes."nat soundand this...is it's sound.... think indian banjo. australia's didgeridoo....a
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definite 'do' for neil as well. this all started with mozart that mom and dad played for their now 7th grader before they ever saw him.rajan nayyar/father"i read somewhere in a book that.. you know they mention about if you give the sound to the womb....that's going to impact his soul and heart."then...after showing no interest in music in his first 4 years...neil struck an impressive beat in a free drum class when he was 5.rajan nayyar/father"when he hit first beat everybody was shocked in the classroom...." q-and-a with neil nayyar/musician"how do you feel when you're playing? how do you feel when you're playing?""i feel like i have more expression...more smiley face."the rest....may eventually be music history.
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(darya) coming up the largest diamond of its kind ever sold at auction... we'll tell you how much it sold for. tell you how much it sold for.
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what if there was only one haircut? now what if there was only one mattress? one is not a choice. choose your mattress with tulo. everything you want in a bed, in a box. (james) a giant diamond necklace featuring a 163-carat clear diamond sold for nearly
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34-million dollars at a christie's auction in geneva on tuesday. the diamond was discovered in angola. ten specialists from new york cut the jewel last year. overall, the piece took more than 1,700 hours to create. the necklace features 18 smaller diamonds and two rows of pear-shaped emeralds. this was the largest diamond of its kind to be auctioned off. (darya) ayesha curry is in the forbes 30 under 30 for 20-18... in the food and drink category. it's the magazine's annual list of top people in their in fields -- who are under 30 -years-old. ayesha is the author of a best selling cookbook. she's also the owner of the meal kit company "homemade" opened three "international restaurants... honolulu, l-a and one right here in san francisco. (darya) media frenzy over the basketball players coming
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home from china. and the warriors next opponent is the only team with a longer winning streak than them. if the cameras aren't at the td gardn... they're going to be at serena williams wedding (darya)and.... how some bay area scientists are trying to change our d-n-a to cure diseases. (rebecca) really?
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