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darya folsom..(james) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... a stormy evening ahead of us with strong winds and heavy rains into friday afternoon, evening and eventually into
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saturday morning. skies will remain primarily cloudy through the day with a few scattered sprinkles to start the day before heavier rain settles in. high temperatures will be just a little cooler in the upper 50's and low 60's. 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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( james ) breaking news we are following this morning out of mexico... a 6-point-5 magnitude earthquake hi southern mexico near the guatemala border. there are reports that tall buildings started swaying when the quake hit. there are no reports of any damage or injuries right now... and
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there is áno tsunami warning. ( darya )(ááá2 shotááá) happening now (ááá2 shotááá)( darya ) (ááá2 shotááá) happening now ... police are looking for a man accused of attacking and trying to rape a woman near a bart station in the east bay.( james ) kron 4's will tran is live at the pleasant hill bart station with the details. will? this morning the search continues for a man accused of attempting to rape a woman investigators from the contra costa county sheriffs dept claim the attack happened near a pittsburg bart stationthe man and woman first met while they were riding bart from san francisco to the east bay. the two then got off at bart in pittsburgthey say the man then sexually assaulted her in a
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field. she was injured but managed to eventually escape the man is described as african america.. approximately 5 8... in his 20s. surveillance pics show he was wearing what appears to be a gray pea coat and has a red and black messenger bag
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thanks will. ( james ) new this morning... police in santa rosa arrest a man in connection with a homicide near a restaurant. william amons from san francisco... was arrested after witnesses told police that a man matching his description was beating a homeless man with a stick.
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this happened behind the "el brinquito restaurant" on piner road. police found the homeless man's body near the scene. police say the victim had several injuries from blunt force trauma. ( darya ) we're getting more details from the disappearence of a daly city woman last seen in downtown san francisco. a news conference was held yesterday. just a few hours after police released survelliance video of missing woman 38-year-old christa mahoney... last seen at johns grill on ellis street. mahoney disappeared saturday afternoon after eating lunch at the restaurant. cameras show her wearing an orange and white baseball cap... walking with her dog buddy. mahoney ...who speaks with an english accent... lives in daly city... so the daly city police department is leading the investigation into her disappearance. but so far... they don't suspect foul play.
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behavior that she's exhibited that we're worried about and we want to find her and make sure she's safe."sarah jordan/friend- "it's so weird that she would leave, she would lose her dog and her items. it's really unlike her.">( darya ) a five- thousand a five- thousand dollar reward is now being offered ... for information leading to her safe return. ( james ) also happening today in the east bay ... students at oakland tech are scheduled to walk out in support of their teachers. this is video of past walkouts for the oakland unified school district. recently ... teachers in the district have been rallying for better pay and smaller class sizes. today's walkout is completely student led and they will gather to protest in front of the high school. ( darya )(ááá2 shotááá) happening now... some workers at marin general hospital in the north bay are on strike to protest a change in their health care plan.( james ) kron4's sara stinson is live outside the hospital in outside the stinson is live kron4's sara stinson is live outside
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the hospital in greenbrae.sara? engineers and imaging technicians are fed up with contract negotiations saying marin general is threatening to make their current health plan even more expensive.in about an hour there will be about 20 engineers out here and 65 imaging technicans.the techinicians contract ended in october while engineers contract expires today.their current plan allows employees to choose their doctors and pay a reasonable amount to insure themselves and their families.however - the new plan would force many employees to find new doctors because it doesn't include access to nearby hospitals operated by kaiser permanete or sutter health.a main general spokesperson says compared to other hospitals in the area the hospitals proposed healthcare plan are very generous.the hospital says the proposed plan would be free to eligible employees
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and their families with access to u-c-s-f health, marin general and three other hospitals in the region.the unions are still working to find a mutually agreeable contract - but employees don't feel like they're being heard so they're holding this strike. the hospital will function without disruption and all departments will remain open during the strike.it will begin at six and go until four today - it is an open ended strike - as employees are ready to continue until they get what they want.live in greenbrae, sara stinson, kron four news
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thanks sara. ( james ) p-g&e says it plans to compensate victims of the wildfires. but the plan is leaving a lot of people frustrated and unsatisfied. the details came to light during another day in bankruptcy court. attorneys for the utility say they want to establish a trust fund to resolve all lawsuits from wildfire victims. they say the money would expedite payments to impacted families. but attorneys representing northern california wildfire victims are not buying it. ( james )
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attorneys for pg&e said they did not file for bankruptcy to avoid potential responsibility for california wildfires in 20- 17 and 20-18. this bankruptcy process is a long one and more hearings are coming this month at the federal courthouse in san francisco. ( james ) coming up in the next hour. caught on camera. details on a video that accuses a vallejo officer of using excessive force. ( james ) plus... a bay area chef appears to be walking back his ban of "make america great again" hats at his restaurant. we'll
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(ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) (james)( darya ) welcome back. let's get a check of the weather this morning... a stormy evening ahead of us with strong winds and heavy rains into friday afternoon, evening and eventually into saturday morning. skies will
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remain primarily cloudy through the day with a few scattered sprinkles to start the day before heavier rain settles in. high temperatures will be just a little cooler in the upper 50's and low 60's.
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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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( darya ) this just in. a restaurant owner in san mateo is responding to criticism after he implied that people wearing make america great again hats ... would not be allowed in his restaurant. the co-owner of the wursthall restaurant said in a tweet ... "maga hats are like white hoods but stupider because you can see exactly who is wearing them." the tweet has since been deleted after he received several threats. restaurant goers say they have mixed feelings about his words.
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( darya ) this morning the co-owner released an apology. he says he will serve all customers regardless of political opinions ... as long as they leave hate, anger, and violence outside the restaurant. ( james ) in national news... president trump and congress agreed to fund the government through febrary 15th so that congress could work on a long term funding deal. so how do things stand this morning?( darya ) our washington correspondent alexandra limon is live in washington d-c. ( alex )what happened this week is congress appointed 17 lawmakers to a conference committeewhich includes democrats and republicans from the house and senate.and the committee met for the first time on wednesday - to try to hash out a long term funding deal and try to avoid another government shutdown in just two weeks.most lawmakers
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expressed optimism about being able to do thatdemocrats saidthey're willing to give more money for border security including technology like cameras and sensors on the border. which they feel are both more efficient and cheaper than a physical wall or fence.during that first committee meeting - republicans insisted in the meeting that a physical barrier is needed and they feel that president trump already compromised by agreeing to open the government whle these negotiations happen.but president trump is not as optomistic about the outcome he's said several time he does not think lawmakers will be able to work out a deal. and he also said this yesterday at the whtie house let's switch gears a bit and talk about the 2020
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presidential race -- because the field of democrats running for president continues to grow. senator cory booker of new jersey announced via a video on twitter that he is officially in the race. he is the fourth u-s senator to announce he will challenge president trump. thanks alexandra ( james ) coming up... drivers in the south bay hit hard by engine damage. and it could all because of a gas station.
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there are moments in life that leave a lasting impression. like the feeling of movement as a new journey begins, or the sight of soft fur, warmed by the morning sun. you might remember new flavours, the sound of an old friend's laugh,
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or a view that defies all expectations. these are the memories that stay with you, long after the moments have passed. evening ahead of us with
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strong winds and heavy rains into friday afternoon, evening and eventually into saturday morning. skies will remain primarily cloudy through the day with a few scattered sprinkles to start the day before heavier rain settles in. high temperatures will be just a little cooler in the upper 50's and low 60's.
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(robin) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. ( darya ) ( darya ) coming up after the break. details on a video that appears to show a vallejo officer of using excessive force.
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(james)(james) welcome back to the kron four morning news... lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... a stormy evening ahead of us with strong winds and heavy rains into friday afternoon,
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evening and eventually into saturday morning. skies will remain primarily cloudy through the day with a few scattered sprinkles to start the day before heavier rain settles in. high temperatures will be just a little cooler in the upper 50's and low 60's. no major hot
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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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( darya )(ááá2 shotááá) now to our big story out of the north bay. a marine veteran accuses a vallejo officer of excessive force. the whole incident was caught on camera.( james ) now an internal investigation is underway within the department. gayle ong spoke with the man and vallejo police. this is cell phone video adrian burrell, a u.s. marine veteran, shot and posted on social media..a confrontation with a vallejo police officer.. burrell took the video at his vallejo home,he says he was waiting for his cousin, shown here on the motorcycle.. with his helmut on..sotthat's when burrell pulled out his
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phone and started filming. that's when he says the officer started to approach him..he says the officer started to get physical with him...which is why the camera is shaking.burrell's camera ultimately ends up on the ground..he claims the officer gave him a concussion... the incident happened on january 22nd.both burrell and his cousin michael walton were detained.he says the officer let them go after he found out he was a veteran.the police chief was made aware of the video circulating on social media thursday afternoon,an internal investigation was launched right awaysince then, both men have hired attorneys, their lawyers say the officer was out of line..sotburrell and his cousin have not filed a formal complaint yet,they hope to have a conversation
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with the vallejo police chief first.. ( james ) happening today ... hayward police will be releasing body camera video of the fatal police shooting of agustin gonsalez. here are pictures of the 29-year-old. he was fatally shot 13 times by police outside his ex- girlfriends home on november
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15th. hayward police were called to the home because of reports of erratic behavior. when they arrived officers told gonsalez to put down what they thought was a knife. when he didn't ... they fatally shot him. police later found he was holding a razor blade.police say they will release video of the incident later today ... and provide an update on the investigation. ( darya ) in the south bay. tainted fuel may be to blame for damaging the engines of several vehicles ... all of which used fuel from the same gas station. the green propel fuel pumps at the capitol expressway chevron in san jose have been shutdown since saturday. the fuel from those pumps is 85-percent ethanol and 15-percent gas. customers who used them saw their engines stall out ... moments after driving off. propel crews have been checking the in-ground tanks to find out if the fuels somehow got mixed up. in the meantime --- the pumps at that station are closed until further notice. the company says it will makes things right with customers on
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repairs and rental cars if needed. the chevron gas pumps are not affected. ( darya ) coming up... a medical breakthrough for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.... the product researcher say can help ease treatment. ( darya ) and here's a live look outside... san mateo bridge. (ácommercialá) (á2 shotá)( james ) making
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cancer treatment less toxic to
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the human body... that is the goal of a team scientists who have designed a device aimed at reducing the harmful side effects of chemotherapy. ( darya ) those scientists are right here in the bay area. kron4's haaziq madyun has the story. a medical breakthrough for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. it is a drug absorbing sponge. think of it as a kind of chemo-filter. it is the result of a collaboration between the sf radiology department, carbon 3-d printing and chemical engineers here at uc berkeley sothee jeung oh is a post doctoral scholar of engineering at uc berkeley. she took on the challenge of lead designer for this drug absorbing filtersot
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chemotherapy drug and we incorporate them into a 3- dimensional structure so we can use it in the body">sot this graphic illustrates the sequence of how the chemo is injected into the tumor, then instead of the excess drug escaping into the body, it is absorbed by the chemo sponge. uc berkeley professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering dr. nitash balsara sotthe sponge was tested on liver of pigssot
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engineering department: "in the liver this is particularly acute because the exit of the liver goes right to the heart"> the sponge absorbed on average about 64% of the leftover chemotherapy. it took about 3- years to develop and dr. balsara says his team is about two years away from making the procedure available for humans diagnosed with cancersot in berkeley haaziq madyun kron4news ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast.
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reakáá) (james)( darya ) welcome back. let's get a check of the weather this morning... a stormy evening ahead of us with strong winds and heavy rains into friday afternoon, heavy rains into friday afternoon, evening and eventually into saturday morning. skies will remain primarily cloudy through the day with a few scattered sprinkles to start the day before heavier rain settles in. high temperatures will be just a little cooler in the upper 50's and low 60's.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. . golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza.
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( darya )fresh off a trip where they won every game away, the warriors hit a road block at home. the 76ers gassed the warriors.. especialy in the third quarter when golden state was sputtering. steph had 41 points but everybody else was running on empty. and newly named all star reserve klay thompson wasn't even there.. he was ill but they woudn't say what he had.. headache? cold? stomach? if it was something he ate.. we know steph didn't have the same thing.. because steph ate out at ayesha's restaurant the night before the game. and i bet she was surprised when he said.. guess who's comin to dinner.. 76ers friend and foe.. joel embid.i wonder if sth made a reservation for lebron.. the lakers are in
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town to play the warriors tomorrow night. ( darya ) lebron's more likely to try courting kevin durant.. everybody wants him. why do you think the nicks just traded kristaps porzingis to the mavericks. they want to create enough cap space now to get a big fish this summer.. good luck. why would durant leave number one in the west to go to play for the dead last in the east. ( darya ) two days before the superbowl i'm sure you're sick of hearing about how quarterbacks tom brady and jerod goff are from the bay area.. the offense gets all the attention. how about giving a bay area bred defender some love.. rams cornerback marcus peters is from oakland! shout out to mclymonds high. so there's another local you can root for:
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anything. this is live bullets. we got to go out there and get the job done der pressure. i'm looking forward to it." >( darya ) so much for unscripted: he just used every line out of every sports movie ever made.. to be fair this is the 9th sequel for brady. we'll find out how it ends on sunday. but let's go back to the east bay, where so many stars are born.. check out alysa liu.. the 13 year old richmond girl just became the youngest ever to win the u.s. figure skating championship. she returned to her home ice in oakland after a whirlwind tour that took her from 3 triple axles to the gold medal stage to morning and late night tv..
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you read?"jimmy: "but then you look at each other? do you want to do all three and then this one? alysa: "no."jimmy: "just right here? how many are we doing?"alysa: "just one." jimmy: "ok ready?"both: "one, two three..."jimmy: "wow! alysa lui! congratulations pal."> she stands at 4' 7? and needed help to climb onto the 2-foot tall podium where she got her gold medal which she promptly gave to her dad because she said he deserves it for all his support.. taking her to the rink every day.
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( james ) its super bowl weekend ... and not many people are expected rush to the theaters. as a result ... just one film is opening in wide release. david daniel has a look. "whether or not you survive..." (nat-gunfire) "...is entirely up to you." "miss bala" hits theaters guns blazing, hoping to spark
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interest on the traditionally slow super bowl weekend. gina rodriguez stars as an american forced to work for a mexican drug cartel. box office watchers expect the 15- million-dollar production to debut with between six and 10-million dollars: a total at the high end of that range could push "miss bala" past reigning champ "glass" on the weekend chart. in hollywood, i'm david daniel. (á2 shotá)( darya ) a new jersey man is accused of insurance fraud after video showed him faking a slip and fall injury... and the video of his fall was less than convincing.( james ) you can see the 57-year-old man place some ice on the ground... then he lays down on the ground. this happened in the cafeteria at his workpalce. he then layed on the ground until he was discovered and the paramedics were called. he has been charged with one count of theft by deception.
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seven day (darya)that's it for us (darya) (darya)that's it for us this morning... our next newscast is at 5 o clock tonight. (james)don't forget, you can stay connected on our mobile app, kron four dot com and on our facebook and twitter feeds.
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