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>>catherine: in national news. people in topeka kansas are leaving flowers and candles at a police memorial - after two officers were killed while on duty. david gogian and jeff atherly were shot sunday night after responding to a report of a suspicious car outside a grocery store. the suspect was killed early today after a police stand- off. the last time a topeka officer was killed in the line of duty was 12 years ago. >> ago. in national news. hawaii senator daniel enna- way died of respiratory
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complications today. the 88- year-old was the longest serving senator. with a 50- year run of service. he was also a medal of honor recipient. senate majority leader harry reid announced the death on the senate floor today. according toenna-way's office. his last word was "aloha". >>catherine: house speaker john boehner headed back to the white house today - for more fiscal cliff talks with the president. it sounds like there was some progress. the president proposed a new deficit-reduction that would increase tax rates on people instead of 200,000. he also proposed lowering the cost-of-living adjustments for social security. boehner proposed higher tax rates on americans making one million dollars and higher. also - an automatic extension of the federal debt limit. while that sounds encouraging - there's no deal yet. >>catherine: a south bay charity is working to make sure people have food for the holidays. kron four's rob fladeboe reports on the annual holiday food-box program at
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sacred heart community services. >> this record number of families. they are doing this again after feeding them on the thanksgiving, 3200 waited on the rainfall for a christmas holiday food box. >> it is about 40 lbs. of food and then there is a chicken turkey or ham we want to feed them to the holidays and in the month of january. >> many of these people are living below the poverty line and could not afford it. they are expected to provide this for everybody that signed up for one. there is also a bit of a short with some distributions. >> we are short on teenagers deaths. and is a spot teenage -- gift--perhaps
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even a gift card. >>reporter: the need for here it exists all year, not just for the holidays. despite the improving economy they are still out of work and being left behind. rob fladeboe, kron 4. >>catherine: here in the bay area we're expecting more rain later this week, but it's snowing in the sierra right now. kron 4's charles clifford has a look at the conditions. >>reporter: it's been snowing off and on for several days now near lake tahoe. that's good news taking a look at the road conditions. this is a caltrans camera along highway 80 at the donner
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lake interchange. these are crews are checking vehicles headed east to make sure they have snowchains. that's because right now all vehicles, except 4 wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on all 4 wheels, are required to use chains between kingvale and the donner lake interchange. here's another camera shot from the donner summit. it's a little dark, but you can see a coat of snow on the roadway. that's why they are requiring chains. here's a look at interstate 80 in truckee, same story. fresh snow on the roadway and slow going for drivers. now this is a shot along highway 50 in south lake tahoe. snow here too. as for the skiing conditions. most of the tahoe ski resorts are reporting at least some new snow. this is a webcam view from midmountain at squaw valley monday afternoon. they say they've received between 6 and 12 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours. to the south, this is was kirkwood mountain earlier
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today. they are reporting 8 the past 24 hours. now, again there is a winter weather advisory in effect for the sierra through tuesday morning, so conditions could change very quickly in the newroom, charles clifford kron 4 news we can see some mild conditions. >> we are going to see 30's. and a mixture of sun and clouds for tomorrow. temperatures rarely are struggling to make it into the 50s. it is going to be calls, bundle up. 7:00 a.m., it is going to be -- cold. 45 degrees, so not that bad in downtown san francisco. concord, and 43 degrees expected in hayward. this afternoon, low 30's. vallejo, 51 degrees. we will be dry and we will see a
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mixture of sun and clouds the big story is the cool weather. we do have that slight potential for wet weather on futurecast. 5:00 a.m., most of that moisture is offshore. that cool front will be parallel to the coast. i do not think it is going to make landfall. clear, conditions tomorrow night. that will make its way for cooler temperatures. you can see that your kron 4 7 day around the bay with clear skies and inland to be below freezing. i would not be surprised if we see a frost and freeze advisory. and upper 20s for some of our valleys. and even if another storm on chance with scattered showers on friday with a stronger system. steady rain fall on saturday towards sunday.
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>> if you have any last minute shopping there is a new global application that will allow you to order anything and have it delivered within one hour. it is a mobile-application with free delivery! coming up gabe slate tech report >> still ahead, there's jim harbaugh talking about the victory in the wind and san jose state has a new coach to replace mcintyre card and the warriors, honoring one of their big players coming up.
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gabe slate tech report >> there is a new mobile application that is just in time for the holidays. it is a great service. it will allow you to virtually order any product on your smart phone and will be delivered within one hour. right now,
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delivery is free and free the synar gift wrap. e bay want to revolutionize the service with " e bay now'... all you need is an account, and it can be delivered within one hour. i am in the lobby of power station on van ness. i am going to go on to the mobile application and order it. shop, search byproduct, categories. ebay has partnered with major retailers, and i going to pretend like i need a last- minute items. i will choose a coffee maker. you will pay upon the delivery. they assign a delivery person that they refer to as a valet shop for and your even able to track that person.
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you can see it on its way to you and a person's photograph. they were there within 50 minutes. and a free gift wrap. the shopper will accept payment with their phone. they're offering incentives. and the delivery charge is normally $5 but is now free. it seems like a great application for last-minute items but perhaps for just a everyday convenience? perhaps an umbrella. or if you need something at home? you could have something in time for dinner.
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>>catherine: ofriday's tragic shooting in connecticut is re-igniting the debate over gun control in america. what prominent lawmakers are saying. and a local expert weighs in on the effort to prevent future tragedies - by tracking warning signs. >> we had rainfall in the bay area. just trace amounts in livermore with more wet weather, the futurecast coming up after the break.
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>>catherine: andnow for a
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look at our top stories at eight-thirty. the funerals for 2 of the 26 shooting victims killed in a connecticut school were held today. as that was happening - school supplies were being trucked to a different school building - where classes will eventually resume. and that connecticut community is getting an outpouring of support from around the country. tonight in burlingame, dozens of people attended a vigil for the victims. and many people turned out for gun buy-back programs in both san francisco and oakland. we're learning tonight just how successful those programs turned out to be. people got 2-hundred dollars for every gun that was handed over. nearly 600 guns were turned in gun control has become a hot topic again. in the wake of the school shooting. kron 4's justine waldman has more on what politicians are saying.and what changes are likely. >>reporter: as funerals and candle light vigils take place.across the nation after the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. the debate over control has started again. president obama addressed the issue during a memorial
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for the victims. police say the shooter adam lanza was armed with a semi-automatic.223 caliber assault rifle made by bushmaster and two pistols. when he killed 20 children, six staff members and his own mother. all the guns were legally owned by his mother. california senator dianne feinstein plans to introduce a ban on assault weapons.during the new session of congress. >> the purpose of this bill is to just get what blumberg's said, to get the weapons of violence off the streets. >>reporter: new york mayor michael bloomberg. stood next to people affected by gun violence. on he demanded action. (chanting) shame on nrasot
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words alone cannot heal our nation, only action can do that. gun violence is a national epidemic, and a national tragedy that demands more than words. we are the only industrialized that has this problem in the whole world. the only one. and that's why we need immediate national action from the president and from congress. it should be at the top of their agenda. washington. the nra. took down its facebook page friday. after posting a thank you for its 1.7 million "likes" a texas congressman offered an opposing view. saying things might have been different if the school principal had a weapon. >> so when she heard gunfire she pulls it out, and she didn't have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands but she takes him out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids. >>reporter: as the victims are remembered. the debate on gun control is not forgoten. justine waldman kron 4 news >> you may be wondering how the u-s compares to other countries when it comes to gun ownership and regulation. we found that the u-s has the highest gun ownership rate in the world with an average of 88 guns per 100 people. and even the number two country, yemen, has significantly fewer.with about 55 guns per 100
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people. and the united states has, by far, the most gun-related homicides of any other developed country. in 2011, the u-s had more than 91-hundred gun-related murders.compared to japan, which had just 11. and that may have something to do with the strict regulations the japanese government has in place. first off handgun ownership in japan is illegal.even holding a handgun, let alone firing one, is illegal and can get you one to 10 years in prison. the only type of gun you can legally own is a shotgun.and the process to buy one is complicated. you have to attend an all- day class and pass a written test. you also have to pass a shooting range class. then you have to take a mental test and drug test.which the police will have on file. then you have to pass a background check. and not only do you have to lock and store your have to tell the police exactly where in your home the gun will be stored. then the police will inspect the gun once per year.and you have to re-take that class and exam every three years. >>catherine: a local psychotherapist says society is not dealing well problems of men and boys. he says it's necessary to ask the right questions in order to prevent violence. and says it's critically important to notice warning signs. >> some of these are the
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conduct and behavior of the boys that we see. and men, that this engagement level of engagement--of disengagement. they will usually go without mental health and when they get treatment we also know that they are less likely to correctly diagnosed depression. we are failing "lots of fronts." >>catherine: he says the only way to turn this around is to pay attention to the unique needs of men and boys. >> in other news. last night's rain in moraga sent a tree crashing into a power pole, breaking it and causing power lines to fall into the street. pg&e crews worked more than 12 hours to restore power. thousands of customers were affected. many got their lights back on within a few hours, but dozens of others had to wait until this afternoon. >> my worry is the freezer.
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we do not have any power is so the freezer is off and we have a lot of things for the christmas. so, we are a little >>catherine: both directions while were close were all those repairs were made in moraga... >> we could see mainly sunny skies by wednesday but active weather patterns return on thursday. widespread rainfall with 1 in. in most communities. take a look at futurecast. this is set for tomorrow. 40's and in the north bay we could see not much of a warm
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up. for the afternoon highs, the blue is indicating temperatures in the 50s. changes to talk about with your extended forecast in my next report. >> coming up the san mateo sheriff's office had this to stay. >> i got caught behaving badly. had this to-say.. >>catherine: it's the bay area's favorite we'll bring you the biggest parties and best fireworks. i'll be hosting new year's live with gary radnich. that's december 31st at 11- 30. only on kron-4.
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sleep train thanks all those who helped make a difference last year for thousands of california foster kids. thank you for helping foster kids. thank you for the school supplies. thank you for the new shoes. thank you, secret santa. and thank you for donating money. your generosity proves that while not everyone can be a foster parent, anyone can help a foster child. - thank you. - thank you. gracias por su ayuda. thank you.
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hurry in for a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. >>catherine: onow for today's market update. stocks started the week on a positive note. with investors reacting to signs of progress in the
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fiscal talks. on wall street the dow was up 100 points. the nasdaq rose nearly 40- points. and the s-and-p-500 gained 17-points. the ro >> six-million discover, american express and capital one customers are getting refunds. thanks to a crackdown on deceptive practices. capitol one will pay out $150 million in the new year. it's accused of tricking customers into buying additional products -- like credit monitoring -- when opening credit cards. it's the same story for discover. which is paying $200 million. discover will issue refunds next year. american express will pay back 85-million. after it was found to have misled customers by offering cash rewards for it's blue sky program. then never following through. the refunds will show up as credits on aunt. >> a lot of people hand out tips over the christmas season. but figuring out what's appropriate can be tough. from your mail carrier to your hairstylist, karin kayfa has some advice. >> many consumers want to show appreciation for the people they do business
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with. how much? the personal finance gathering suggesting guidelines. here stylists, the recommended is the cost of one visit. and for a cleaning person that is its weekly it is usually the cost of one service. apartment dwellers should check to see if there is a collective fund. if not, calendar suggests 25-$100 for a doorman. a dog walker can receive one week's pay if they walk your pet. if it is less frequent, perhaps one day per day. and also make sure that the u.s. postal service is prohibited from cash or greater than $20. trash and recycling can receive $10-$35 each but some towns for diforbid that. a
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(male announcer): now, here's stanley roberts who found people behaving badly. >> the driver of this minvan is being pulled over by a san mateo county sheriff in the city of millbrea the reason, the driver did drivers do all around the bay >> hi how are you doing the drivers failing to yield to drivers in marked and unmarked crosswalks. which is huge problem in the bay >> i stopped you because you made a right turn when there were pedestrians coming right at you in a crosswalk you can't do that you are obligated to yeld to pedestrians
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the san mateo county sheriff's department which now patrols the city of millbrea has been trying to educate drivers by issuing warnings but this time they are in enforcement mode these men in the red shirts are decoys, they walk across the street to see if driver follow the law some do like this driver who is being honked while doing the right thing waiting for the pedestrain to get on the sidewalk, however watch this the driver os the suv never stopped althought the decoy and citizen were attempting to cross he is immediately pulled over by a sargent from the city of burlingame, the reason why he failed to yield is mind boggling for clarification mr yang you were in a hurry because you had a flat tire. yes you heard corectly the driver said he had a flat wait let's talk to him you drove right infront of thise people walking across the street, no i say that guy that he was not moving you see my flat tire
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this driver was also cited for the very same violation >> what happened back there? >> stopped at the red light ans pedestrian going in each direction i felt there was plenty of room >> at this intersection 56 drivers were stopped and 50 were issued tickets, at a different sting on the same day 28 stops 22 tickets issued not inclucing this woman who was cited for jaywaking another huge problem in millbrae stanley roberts kron 4 news >> we are taking this live look outside at conditions. the roof cam in downtown san francisco partly cloudy skies but we are dry. taking a look at the numbers we are dropping to the low 50s for san francisco. 45 in fairfield, livermore. 49 in
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concord. temperatures will continue to slide as we go for the morning lows. 7:00 a.m., it tends to be right above freezing in santa rosa, fairfield. temperatures right above freezing. it is going to be chilly, do not be surprised if you see frost. bundle up. sun with clouds and the slight possibility for some rainfall the bigger story will be the cooler weather. fremont, 51 degrees. 53 in santa ana clara. for the east bay, similar conditions. and 50s for the castro valley. the north bay tomorrow, low 50s. 53 expected in berkeley. it looks like we will remain dry on thursday. another cool front will pass through
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the bay area. widespread rain with one engine most communities. several inches of with-1 in. of rain fall possible that the higher elevations. wind gusting at 30 m.p.h. to walk you through the extended forecast your kron 4 7 day around the bay it will be dry but cold and the active weather will return on thursday. periods of heavy weather with scattered in nature and a another system. in tense-intense >>this just in to the kron 4 news room this federal judge has denied apple request to ban that the samsung smart phones in the united states.
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samsung is appealing the ruling for the financial obligation to pay apple. stay with us, sports next
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>> welcome back everyone. everyone still talking about last night's instant classic the driving rain and near freezing temperature the win sets up an even :kaepernick. crabtree, turns
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this into a touchdown. the niners took the lead. kaepernick becomes the first visiting quarterback and 10 years to lead the team to a december victory in foxboro. >> going into the game, it was obvious and that both teams desperately wanted to win the game. it felt like they wanted to prove that there were the better team. there were two very good teams, hard hitting teams. both teams that have a lot of pride on how they play. they really came out to see who was better. >> the niners squandered a few opportunities but that could have booked a came out
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of reach. smith got a lot of it banked up. he missed the entire fourth quarter. he got and them are alive today. but he is with 188 street starts you must believe that bigger game next sunday night against that and niners are champions of the nfc. the raiders also had victory, with a bit less fanfare. and just 10 yds rushing, 119 total yards. kansas city does have a pretty bad offense. this six game losing streak stopped. >> that was part of the form of the we wanted to win football games. and i think that when we executed that game plan and with it we felt and we executed well.
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and i thought that was our defense played outstanding guest today. >> not much intrigue tonight's match up on monday night football the jets vs. the titans. tennessee, chris junction lang tribute to all of the victim's by wearing their names on his shoes. and the n f l had a moment of silence. and chris johnson with a 94 yd touchdown. nobody is going to catch him. and 94 yd touchdown, the titans 14-cent. sanchez had for deferred turnovers. the tim tebow will come out again. playoff game down the road quarter the raiders finally won a game despite the fact they failed to score a touchdown sebastian janikowski kicked only need one though. it didn't take long for san jose state to hire a new football coach it's ron caragher who takes
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over after mike macintyre left for the university of colorado. 10-2 he could make 11 victories against the military goal. >> my vision for this program is to have a culture of excellence. that excellence is in the classroom, community and on the playing field. we want a work was to embrace the challenges, love challenges and to give it their all. a's making some offseason news today first off.short stop stephen drew won't be coming back. .the red sox made sure of that $9.5 million. he was acquired from arizona. and he did find some success in oakland but his average of 250, with the oakland a's is really not worth of the
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team. however, a's to sign nakajima those have him coming on $86.5 million deal on two years. and nakajima, if he is a 70 caland the toronto blue jays are spending a ton of money the latest acquisition is cy young winner ra dickey cy young knuckleballer r.a. parted ways he's headed to toronto where the blue jays have been stockpiling players. the warriors are home after tomorrow night and david lee has been named the western conference player of the week see you at 11:00 p.m..
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