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tonight at eight. cleaning up after one storm. preparing for another. after taking a pounding from a series of fronts over the weekend. bay area residents and crews take advantage of a brief break in the weather to pick up the mess. in the east bay. the downpour sent dirt and debries flowing onto roads. even blocking one in contra costa county. in the south bay. residents told to get out of their homes after a creek started
to overflow. everyone keeping an eye on the trouble spots. hoping the christmas holiday doesn't turn into too much of a washout. and it's not over. tomorrow - more rain is expected. i'm here in the weather center with kron4's brian van aken. we want to know about possible flooding on christmas day. >> the storms are cordially stronger. a 30-40 m.p.h.. the storms are going to be- stronger. continuing our team coverage. also in the east bay. a road that keeps flooding has really frustrated a fix the problem. scott? >> the gruesome been out here about 45 minutes ago. the gruesome-mess and the working crews with sandbags out here. if i can over a. this is where the creek that overflowed into the neighborhood last night. several working crews getting sandbags one after
another. hoping that the water will stay out of this neighborhood. this photograph from a neighbor showing water pouring onto the streets. floodwaters that sent neighbors running. >> this entire grassy area was saturated with water. >> paris founders of cleaning up after the creek came flooding to her house in the plast night. she has lived here for several years, she remembers 1998. >> it was disappointed with nothing that it was going to happen again but unfortunately, it has. >> this huge mass from assault floors, and several of her belongings are waterlog. >> the carpeting is going to have to come up and the furniture will have to be replaced. it is saturated. >> the creek overflowed
about 7:30 forcing mandatory evacuations of a least seven homes. one of them still uninhabitable. and floodwaters causing power outages in the area. working crews using paltz to make sure the of the pumps to suck all the water out. but it is just it could have been a lot worse. >> we could have come home to a home that could have it previously stand here but we are blessed wreck family, friends, and we will clean up process and to clean up the with the new year. we are blessed -- with family and friends. >> the neighbors say that they are grateful and the men and women are also recognizing these working crews have given up their christmas eve. to help clean up this neighborhood scott rates, kron 4 news.
>> continuing our coverage of the east bay these roads can continue to continue. >> you can see this mud slide. >> this resident was aware this was going to happen. victor >> and nobody wants to listen to victor. >> i knew this roof was going to happen that. >> the following office busy two-lane road only using one lane in. this was-incident required a two- lane road going into one lane road. -seen this happen for at least twice, and the last 15 years. >> very dangerous and a 600 families out there on the hill. >> victor says that improper
drainage allows water, mud to cascade down a causing this. even the wooden barricades put in place cannot hold back the damage. that is why victor is sharing the video to see what is happening. he is reaching out, and-sharing the video-- >> look at that! >> the mayor sent me an e- mail. and most of the city's supervisors also notified me that they are working on it. to clear out the roadways, the broad and these palms to bring out to the water and--pumps.. richmond justine waldman kron 4 news." reporting. meantime - there was a mudslide today in contra costa county.near the oakland border.on pinehurst road. it was a mess and the road was closed for awhile. drivers were trying to navigate around the mud. the c-h-p was called to the scene around 5 this morning. >> basically early this
morning there was a there waspine hurst --pine hurst.. road. there will be a big rig and tobacco. it should take most of the day with this road will be shut down from ykyline to mcallister. >> there is more rainfall so public works are going to keep an eye on that area. a few hours. but with more rain in the dept. will keep an eye on the area. >> the stormy weather caused a large tree branch to fall onto this san francisco gas station. it happened on portrero and 17th over the weekend. the awning of the 76 station was knocked over. no one was hurt. >> stay with kron 4 as we continue to track the latest. www.kron4.com also, facebook & twitter. this water main break flooding in
marin and ave. with 15 homes still without water. flooding-mary avenue between bell lane and tennessee valley road. rett chie reggie >> as of monday evening with the repair process has been slightly delayed. they should have water, by 9:00 a.m. the ibm -- tonight. this cast iron pipe broke. by 9:00 p.m. tonight, the water should be restored order, the cast iron pipe broke. they need to make additional adjustments because the new pipe fitting does not line up with the old cast-iron if that is 60 years old for they believe that it cracked because of its age and they're still investigating. >> it looks like this. this is video. with 1000 of
gallons per minute! on two maryland ave. residents were concerned that they were going to be flooding near-- marin ave. >> it was a little bit scary. there were not quite sure when there were going to get the water shut off. but there was no damage to the house. >> reporter: scary? >> yes, this got our-- the gutter and was working overtime, and my neighbors were using sand expedited not. >> reporter: for roche to be open by midnight sphere >> reporter: the road it should be opened by midnight. and she's says that this neighbor offer as
it did use a sandbags, however she did not. new tonight at eight. charges have been filed against a suspected drunk driver. police say the 25-year-old woman hit a group of pedestrians on twin peaks last week. killing one of them. 23-year-old gina eunice faces several felony counts. including hit-and-run. police say that thursday night she hit four people on christmas tree point road. knocking them down the hillside. the woman who died was a 56-year-old chinese citizen. eunice is due to be >> the search for a suspected drunk driver who escaped police by jumping into a rain-swollen creek has been called off-- for now. police stopped the man in the area of sir francis drake boulevard and college avenue around 12-30 this morning. they say he ran off - and lost sight of him. the man san jose police have who was stabbed to death at a graduation party friday night. 30-year-old being held in the office of an insurance agency owned by his cousin -- on oakland road. his death it is the san jose. there are no this man is in custody tonight in connection to a pipe bomb investigation. witnesses say they saw frank trout walk out of a home with burned hands. police say he later admitted he'd been making pipe bombs.streets in the area
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some tahoe area ski resorts are reporting near record amounts of snow. kron 4's charles clifford is live tonight in the east bay with a quick look at traffic and an update on the conditions in tahoe. charles? >> reporter: this is a caltrans camera along interstate 80 at the donner summit. the road is clear, but look at the piles of fresh snow one the sidesa couple miles away, same story near the the donner lake exit. now even though the 80 looks good at the moment, caltrans is screening trucks for snow chains eastbound at applegate and westbound in truckee. now let's take a look along highway 50 in south lake tahoe. again lots of fresh new snow, but the roads are clear. maybe a little slick
here. now, if you're headed to the mountains to go skiing. it's all good news. to the north, squaw valley and alpine meadows are reporting their second snowiest christmas on-record. in the past week squaw has received 70 inches of new snow. 220 inches in total so far this season. northstar has received 54 inches over the past 48 hours. to the south, heavenly also is reporting 54" of new snow just over the weekend. and finally this is a webcam view from kirkwood, which says it has received up to 84" of snow in the past week alone. now, the skies were clear monday afternoon, but more snow is forecast for the sierra starting on christmasin the newsroom, charles clifford kron 4 news.
>> catherine: in upstate new york - volunteer firefighters were ambushed at the scene of a house fire today. two of them were shot and killed.and a convicted felon is being blamed. it happened in the town of webster, near rochester. aside from the two firefighters killed - two others are injured. kron4's grant lodes has the story. >> firefighters were not allowed to even battle the massive fire for nearly six hours this morning. that's because the fire scene quickly turned into a crime scene. right as the volunteer firefightrs were arriving on scene.police say 62-year- old william spangler was perched like a sniper.firing off rounds towards the unsuspecting first responders. two were killed. 43 year old mike chiapperini >> people of a pickup in the
middle of the night to go out and fight fires do not expect to be killed. >> - who also served as the town's police department public information officer. and 19-year-old tomasz kachoofka. kachoofka and chiapperini's son were best friends. two other firefighters who were shot are expected to recover. police say before dawn.the suspect, william spengler set a house and car on fire to lure the firefighters. as soon as they arrived, police say he started shooting. while police were looking for the shooter.the fire spread.engulfing 7 homes. the suspect was eventually found dead near the fire scene.after apparently shooting himself. and he was not even allowed to have a gun. spangler is a convicted felon.he was convicted of beating his 92-year-old grandmother to death with a hammer back in 19-80. spangler served 17 years - and police say it's unclear what his motive was for today's shooting. the town of webster, new york is now mourning. the joy of christmas replaced by pain and grief. >> very difficult >> it's just devastating. >> the family it is going to be without the family members. >> grant lodes, kron 4 news.
>> catherine: the suspect's home was one of the houses which burned. he had lived there with his sister - who is missing. a vigil was held tonight for the firefighters who died. >> in other national news. a police officer and a bystander were shot and killed in suburban houston this morning. it began when the officer made a traffic stop. the suspect drove away - and later began shooting from a parking lot. police say the man shot and killed a bystander, then fired at the officer who was killed. the suspect was also shot - and is in critical condition. police say they have no idea why he opened fire. >> catherine: a 17-year-old boy in massachusetts will spend christmas in jail - after threatening to shoot up his school. he says it was only a joke when he told police about his plan to target his high school his attorney says the school has had 'real' threats in the past - and it's not fair to single out her client. he'll spend at least the next 3 days in jail. >> also in texas.six children were hurt when a
gasoline can exploded in a backyard today. the children in the dallas area had been sprinkling gasoline on a fire pit in the town of mckinney. the gasoline can blew up, burning the children. some were seriously injured. police say adults were inside the house when it happened. a man who had been working on a cell phone tower in spokane washington was left dangling sunday.after he slipped out of his harness. he was trapped for about 30 minutes - although a co- worker was able to hang onto him until firefighters arrived. they raised a ladder - and got him down safely. >> it is christmas eve and we have enjoyed a nice day with the sunshine, blue skies and clear conditions for this evening. great weather for traveling in. dry conditions and higher charge of a local airports, no delays. as to go towards tomorrow, that a creative rick story. the increase with clouds that could be a different--story. we are
going to see the increasing clouds with a 50-50 day. cloudy, and to dry but there rainfall will be coming in for the afternoon and evening. it could be heavy, gusting at a 30-40 m.p.h.. and also, some cold and blustery wind. futurecast, by 10:00 a.m., the rainfall. if there is a summer initially showers but if they will become more steady. and by the noon hour, and there is a -- some initial showers possible. through napa, pressing south steady, light rainfall and a note, the patches of yellow. and to even the possibility of thunderstorms. that is going to continue until 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. her. we will see showers for of the
evening of. and also, they showers will be mixing and with sunshine for wednesday. gusting nearly 40 m.p.h.. as far as how much wind or rain fall? perhaps one-half inch in the south-bay. 2 in. in the polls but possibly flooding for tomorrow. the indy-hills possibly to wenches. and on friday, the hills could see 2 in.. and fid >> we really did not give quite enough thinks it was quite a battle, yes or no. win or lose. and we will regroup.
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big stories we're following. crews are cleaning up damage left by this weekend's storm. one creek in east palo alto surged past flood levels and damaged nearby homes. the water levels have subsided, but could rise again with another round of rain tomorrow. and that storm has brought heavy snow to the sierra.just in time for the christmas. many ski resorts say it's going to be one of the snowiest holidays on record. the roads are open tonight -- but that can change quickly. >> and one north bay road is closed this christmas eve after a 12-inch water main broke in mill valley this morning. crews are working to fix it.but marin avenue at bell lane remains closed. there's no word yet on when it will reopen.
>> lefty o'doul's restaurant in san francisco is asking people to help them gather toys for children. it's their annual toy drive. they're hoping to collect fifteen-thousand toys. but as of late morning - they had only about a thousand. they're counting on last- minute donations. this is the twelfth year for a last-minute toy drive organized by san francisco firefighters. >> if and the volunteers have and thany toys that are new and unwrapped, they are still taking donations. mayor ed lee joined the firefighters and police - at you can still help. you can drop off toys at lefty o'doul's - on 333 >> the real santa claus is on his sleigh tonight, delivering toys to children around the world. but take a look at some interesting impersonators in sweden. they were spotted showing off their skill on
>> a home in san diego has been decorated with 35,000 christmas lights. a neighbor took this video -- showing the huge display.. he says the family has set up elaborate displays for many years.despite power bills that run about a thousand dollars. >> there is nothing like watching a chef in action. this is a brand new hot spot. >> my china is the latest from a celebrity chef with modern chinese food right in front of your eyes. >> we want you toand discover. >> you can this set up close and watch the new bill master's. all while they are even blindfolded with the the new bill master's. check out this longevity total. the noodle master and they
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hours. and by christmas morning, it is going to be degre a gray start. if the rain will be pressing from the north, to the south. there. even be some thunderstorms and the temperatures in the morning will be in the 40's. oldest will be in the north bay, 30's. the coldest-will be in the north bay. gusting winds, picking up and even some strong as and 30 m.p.h.-40 m.p.h. and more snowfall for the sierras already from what we have seen. some reports of reported 5 ft. of snowfall! it only two days, kirkwood, 72 in.. and more is expected here is futurecast. the snowfall totals between
6:00 p.m. on wednesday, this will show an additional one- feet of snowfall. some of the snowiest locations could get 2 ft.. this winter storm watch is in effect for tomorrow and wednesday, starting at 5,000 ft. and dropping to 3,000 ft. on wednesday. the strong winds could be with a white out conditioned to it difficult to travel. more about the forecast, for the rest of the year. catherine? >> with all of the fholiday rushing, this is the preview of the new releases. in a quentin tarantino is taking a movie goers to the deep south. this is a starring leonardo to capriole, and also it is stars samuel l. jackson, and carol
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>> on wall street. the dow lost 52 points in a shortened christmas eve trading day. the nasdaq dropped eight. concern about the fiscal cliff. the dow lost 52-points in a shortened christmas eve session. the nasdaq dropped eight. and the s-and-p was down 3 shoppers who have waited christmas are being rewarded with big bargains and lighter crowds. analysts expect a little up-tick in shopping from last year. some mall operators are reporting a "very strong weekend." but they also say spending less than they did we've talked about the could also be a 'dairy cliff.' beginning next year, you could pay as much as seven dollars for a gallonthat's if congress doesn't step in to deal with some expiring protections for farmers. one of them is the dairy subsidy, which ends january first. if congress doesn't act before then, the u-s would revert back to a 63-year-old dairy policy that would force the government to buy milk at inflated prices, driving up the cost for everyone.
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>> you are right, it is people behaving badly " really bad. >> this is all that is left of a tree that was planted five years ago just broken in the balkans and the lights. >> what you see. the front yard was a 7 foot tall norfolk pine tree no make that three trees >> one died of natural causes, another was cut down by vandals >> this is wants left of the trunk from last year >> yes it was cut down with a saw .and now this year >> they folded it over repeatedly until it snapped
off >> tree number three which was decorated for the holidays was stolen, dragged over this fence and stuffed in a getaway car "allegedly" >> the tree wasn't just any tree .it was a it was planted in memory of their grandson who died of cancer when he was 19 >> now to the average person this would probably take the air of christmas sorta like this deflated santa clause >> the fact that they just came in my yard and took it theres no there nothing right about that at all >> even the neighbors are outraged >> a christmas tree i think that terrible like he said he could have knocked on the door and he would have bought them a tree >> in fact he has done just that >> how many trees have you bought in the past for other people i don't know maybe a dozen! >> it was uncalled for >> now i bet you are thinking that she is crying about the stolen tree .she is not, she is moved by a random act of kindness >> this is 40 dollars that was left in their door in a plain white envelope by a total stranger
>> and there is no name and there is nothing on there and who ever did it did not knock >> which would be a great way to starts a new tree fund but they have different plans >> we'll donate it to cancer, at childrens hospital in oakland >> they also asked that instead of giving them money please donate it to childrens hospital in oakland >> and to the person who stole the tree >> enjoy the tree, merry christmas >> in vallejo, stanley roberts kron 4 news >> if you have a comment or story idea for stanley, e- mail us at 'people behaving badly' at kron- four-dot- com. >> rainy, weekend. with the power outages finally, a brake. nice conditions now out of the golden gate bridge. we can see all the way over to marin county. the increase with clouds continue in to thicken for tonight. this is going to bring some rainfall but
perhaps 12-16 hours of dry weather before the rainfall. san francisco, 50 degrees. santa rosa, mid 40's cooler in walnut creek. and here is the system. the clouds over the bay area. but this is really breaking up. the core of this system is offshore. the main front is going to take a while for that rainfall to 10:00 a.m., futurecast. notice, try and some light showers popping up. the rain and north of the golden gate. and this band of rainfall will be pressing to the south. light/moderate. notice, the yellow, the orange. possibly some thunderstorms. the steady rain fall and should be intermittent showers by
10:00 p.m. and we will have a showers on/off with hit/mess. tomorrow, wednesday with a mixture of showers and sunshine. with the showers and decreasing as we get towards the afternoon. we are going to see some gusting winds. the dry day on thursday with mostly sunny skies. there could be another storm on late friday. and the rainfall is looking like just traces. this is really not a major store but that could change. looking better on the sunday, monday. >> catherine: the 49ers are losing a key player to a knee injury. and this is not something you see every day. the ahto not forget,it's the bay area's favoritewe'll bring you the best kron 4's
playoff bye not after jim harbaugh suffered his worst loss as an nfl head coach42-13 to the seahawks. a 42-13 drubbing to the red hot seahawks who now must be considered one of the top three teams in the league. and just how valuable defensive lineman justin smith? - in the six quarters he has missed the 49ers have yielded a whopping 70 points, going back to the 2nd half of the patriots game.now obviously you can't pin it all on his absence, but clearly they aren't the same defense without him seattle absolutely dismantled the 49ers with a steady dose of marshawn lynch and rookie quarterbck russell wilson. now, in order to lock up the two seed and a first round bye the 49ers must beat arizona in the finale - which they should do - and hope for the vikings to beat green bay. >> we did not do really a enough good things. and one thing that we can do after a battle, when, loses reorganized, refect and for group. reorganize, re-fit and regroup.three "r's" seriously that press conference was tough to listen to - one radio host compared it a root canal - truth is when harbaugh
doesn't want to give you anything - he doesn't. on to some injury news - vernon davis 90 consecutive start streak is in jeopardy after a sustaining a concussion on this viscious hit. the season is also over for carson palmer the raiders quarterback suffered multiple cracked ribs and a bruised lung on this hit in the raiders loss to the panthers yesterday this incredible injury was a torn a c l. the season is over for the 49ers third leading receiver and also carson palmer arwith this raiders lost to the panthers yesterday it is painful to watch know that leashad some incredible injuries with
broken ribs. who is going to replace? terrell prior. coach? >> we are not really ready to make that decision but our plan is to work both of them this week. and who will see of practice it goes. and the indianapolis head coach has been away for the last three months. with a battle of leukemia. that cleared the way for the return today. colts head coach chuck pagano returned to the team today after missing the last three months battling leukemia pagano is back sotvo it's not often you see the media give a head coach get a standing ovation at his monday press conference.but in the case it was the only reaction to have pagano took an indefinite leave on october 1st after learning he had leukemia after undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments his cancer is in remission.and his colts are in the playoffs under interim head coach bruce
arians >> when i asked ruth to takeover. i said that you have to kick some you know what when i passed-bruce -- anny had nine victories! bruce! and, he had in mi he had nine games. it is a blessing and to not take any day for granted. pagano and the colts close out the regular season against houston on sunday vikings running back adrian peterson could still break the single season rushing record - but it's going to take a heck of a day to get it. adrian peterson record vikings running back adrian peterson could still break the single season rushing record - but it's going to take a heck of a day to get it. minnesota also aiming to break the eric dickerson of
2,100th 5 yds. yesterday, the cardinals linebacker ne of these players a glove. and this boy, he was so happy, so excited. he could hardly contain himself. and i would just say a match and, if he could give him to gloves? [laughter] >> and with the sheraton how white people from honolulu. this honolulu, hawaii bowl. --this was - meaning he will need 208 yards sunday against the eric dickerson's record of 2,105 yards would also clinch them a potentially earn the niners a first round bye - so long as the 49ers take care of after four years with the yankees, swisher signs a 4- deal with the tribe today.an option for a fifth season deal with the tribe today.an option for a fifth season that could bring the value to $70 million - he was born in ohio - and state with 24 home runs last year. swisher was an all-star two years agoplays pretty good defense and always seems to