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tv   KRON 4 Early News  KRON  December 25, 2012 6:00am-7:00am PST

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(male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> good morning and merry
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christmas. >> we are going to see some of rain of the satellite and radar of the ukiah is showing of the light rain or moderate five this afternoon the futurecast showing when, where. with cloudy conditions but look at the yellow. the green is indicating petaluma, 5:11 a.m.. and by noon, it has basically showing a moderate towards the peninsula, and also some occasional gusts
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even the thunderstorms roared i am concerned about even the of downed trees because of the feminists light of the light traffic there are still a couple >> despite the light there is a vehicle overturned on the 5800, nimitz freeway. they thought that they had been cleared by now but it is still, overturns. there have been two cars that have over collided collided with the-
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overturned vehicle for also, there is a collision that was the head on collision, northbound, with a cellphone vehicle at this landfill. >> merry christmas. breakfast is served at the whiligh had to colat glide.. h, dolly. >> good morning, darya. darya? >> yes, and we can see that they are carving to a peace. 5000 meals will be served today.
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>> we are serving scrambled, him, for instance, oranges and hot coffee ham and biscuits. a 7-830 to ride and we will be switching over to our christmas lunch floor crafwhat is involved witha christmas in debt after >> pm, turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, is mixed and vegetables. and for two punch from tand the children that are special today? >> yes, the arizona state football players. they are born to help prepare bag
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lunches often light. and offense, and the defense will be second. >> jolie, are there already people lining up outside? >> yes. what is important to stress is that 'glide'surf people every day. they love the fact that there are plenty of volunteers. thanksgiving, christmas but i also need volunteers for
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the entire year. >> i was wondering if there will accept a volunteer right now? >> yes, what we will do is 70 are rifwhen they arrive we ha waiting list. you can check in and we will put to you to work. just as soon as we know the work load. >> great. if you get inspired,, on the dow. look at all of the people behind you, on that down people
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>> pinehurst rd will continue to be monday however, by monday, it should be cleared of all but it is still going to be monday muddy--the public works department is going to be keeping an eye on that area. this 49 year-old man was killed when he was buried in an avalanche while he was snowboarding at donner ski ranch. this resort closed. they began
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the search for the skier. the sheriff's department identified them with this man killed, steven mark anderson and anderso. near truckee this happened about noon on monday. there was avalanche three hours earlier but and they receive the call of around noon. right at the base of the avalanche is when the body was found at the wind had seven-feet-ups of snowfall. and it was inside with the ski area boundaries near the main lodge. >> thousands of nurses are expected to return to work today after a day of strikes. the representatives of the california representatives and would suffecenter sutter healthcare
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>> this volunteer firefighters.responding to a fire scene near rochester new york were shot. tonight two firefighters are dead.two others.hospitalized in serious condition.but expected to survive. 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 he was waiting for the
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volunteer firefighters to a rod.raw ifto arrive he was waig for the volunteer firefighters 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 who also served as the town's police department public information officer. and 19-year-old tomas 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
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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. >> 6:13 we will be back with weather, traffic, and more stories. with your christmas in the forecast. christmas day forecast...
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>> a new york man is playing the role of a real- life saint nick. michael sciaraffo, dressed in a red santa suit, delivered toys to kids affected by superstorm sandy on christmas eve. he collected the toys using social media. but, rather than donate them to charity, he decided to deliver them personally. this child unwrapped a doll house. this santa's list is made up of more than a hundred children from affected areas in brooklyn, staten island and queens. sciaraffo hopes to turn his program into a nonprofit and have another round of gift giving for easter.
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>> residents of newtown, connecticut are trying to find some christmas joy in the middle of tragedy. the town is still reeling from the shooting that killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary more than a week ago. residents there say it's important to still celebrate the holiday. dozens of people are trying to pitch in and help comfort the community. a group passed out free hot chocolate, donuts and panda bears to kids on christmas eve. police officers in newtown will get today off to spend it with their families. officers from surrounding towns will cover their shifts. >> lefty o'doul's restaurant in san francisco has collected about six-thousand toys in a last-minute toy drive. the restaurant's goal for
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today's annual christmas eve toy drive was to collect 15-thousand new, unwrapped toys. the goal is to provide toys to 44-thousand children in need this year. today firefighters travel around the city dropping off toys at homes, playgrounds and to children they pass by on the street. families who have applied to receive toys can also pick them up at the program's headquarters on jerrold avenue. >> 6:19 and merry christmas. >> good morning and merry christmas to you, darya. we do have light rain through ukiah. this system is getting closer and closer. aas we take a look. with the
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shasta county mountains, being impacted. all of this is pushing south-east. exactly when and where. as far as when you are going to be impacted. bopetaluma and even heavier being impacted. tonight heavy weather cells possible. and take a look. oakland, hayward, san bruno. downed trees are possible. the
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sorrel saturation level is already pretty significant the soil. also, the fast- moving system. here is your day planner. cloudy, with rainfall possible later this morning heavy rainfall at times this afternoon and even went and flooding. there could be floppin and topping trees with flooding -- possible. 40's right now through the bay area with a winter weather advisory for lake tahoe, sierra. today, tomorrow, 10 in.-18 in. of fresh watepowder tire chain
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laws are probably in effect some of these conditions in the high country are some of the best they had in 10 years. richmond, also in the 50s. your kron 4 7 day around the bay heavy rainfall, stormy. >> good morning. there was an accident on the nimitz. the 880 has been cleared.
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around the bay area, this is a look at the bay bridge. alike.the light conditions along the bridges the golden gate is also looking just falling. there are very few cars. looking just fine.
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>> former president george h-w bush is spending his christmas in a houston hospital. this is despite his doctors' hopes last week that he would be released by today. his doctors have not set a discharge date because they want to make sure he continues to build up his energy. been hospitalized for about a month after getting bronchitis. nelson mandela also remains hospitalized today. president is said to be looking much better and is in good spirits. mandela has been in the hospital since december eighth. recovering from a lung infection and the removal of gall stones. south african president wife and family at his bedside today to wish him a merry christmas.
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>> there are a lot of fresh snow conditions. charles clifford has an update. kron 4's charles clifford conditions in tahoe. 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 sides of the road here. a 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
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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 christmas day. news. 6:28 there was some wind earlier.
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>> the weather has really been appropriate for this time of year. >> the satellite & radar, light rain and even the yellow card with pockets of moderate/heavy all of this is basically pressing south- east. we are looking at cloudy conditions. we are going to put this into motion. the green as you see
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that main band of rainfall indicated by the yellow. through concord, 2:00 p.m. however, it is going to be more widespread the ground is already saturated with the weekend storms. with the heavy downpour, down two trees are possible. late this evening, more showers coming through. it looks like there could be flash flooding possibilities. there could be some thunderstorms. and george now has your traffic. i like your bow tie. >> thank you. it is been a great drive even with a couple of incidences. here is your quick commute check. light traffic and the east bay, the peninsula and the north bay still an accident.
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it is not creating any delays. >> why are you here george? take the day off. [laughter] through mill valley, they had to do without becausethe water is back on for 15 homeowners in mill valley. it was shut off because of a water main break - which flooded marin avenue. marin avenue was closed between bell lane and tennessee valley road. kron 4's reggie kumar has more on the story. >> the working crews finally prepared that correct water main break. they could run into some a cracked--correct water main break. with this 12 in. repair was finally corrected but it did not work, initially. the adjustments involved the pipe not
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fitting up because of its age or its fitting, and the pipe to not meet. this resulted in 1000 of gallons per minute of water gushing out! elevating the street. >> it was level with the sidewalk. >> but it did not come over the sidewalk. >> a a portion for that will continue to continue. reggie kumar, kron 4. >> 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 yesterday morning. they say he ran off - and jumped into the corte madera creek. he swam away and they lost sight of him. the man hasn't been seen since.
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>> there was a mudslide 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 rock slide toward we recalled out to this we are providing traffic control to the vehicles. shortly, the county will be coming out with a cleanup crew. and tobacco, with everything it should take the better part of the day to clean this up. styling to john mckosker.. from skyline.... the
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rainfall forecast is a concern for this area, especially. this dept. will keep an eye on the area. the stormy weather caused a big tree branch to fall onto this san francisco gas station. it happened on portrero and defense 17th over the weekend. the awning of the 76 station was knocked over. no one was hurt. bay area news. two people were displaced by an apartment fire in menlo park. the fire was reported just before seven o'clock last night. after a grease fire spread to the ceiling of a resident's kitchen. the resident tried to put the fire out with baking soda. but when that did not work she left the apartment. the fire burned into the apartment above. as well as the attic. fire crews had the fire under control in about 15 minutes. the fire caused between 35- thousand and 40-thousand dollars of structural damage. no one was injured by the fire.
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san jose police have released the name of the man who was stabbed to death at a graduation party friday night. 30-year-old steve bangalan died after being stabbed at a party being held in the office of an insurance agency owned by his cousin -- on oakland road. his death it is the 45th homicide this year in san jose. there are no suspects in custody. fleet will be right faceoff furan as we take a fee for outside flight fuel to take a look outside
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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.
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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.
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>> a kansas teen has turned his front lawn into a fantastic christmas light
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show. michael schwanke shows us the hard work that goes into creating this elaborate display. >> this is what this boy who lives for. i really enjoyed this, since i was 7 years old. each year, the goal is to get bigger, more white lights.. he is only 13 years old when he was 7 years old, he started with his room and know, this is what it has developed and evolved now. what else can you say? >> it is cool. >> this 13 year old is going beyond a few extension cords. fleshethere is special
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software, and even passerby's will be able to enjoy turning into a fm station to lea and listen, synchronous silly. >> i am pretty sure that he is going to be a clark griswold in the making if he is already putting this to music. they will be able to listen to this synchronous o synchronous c. >> 6:42 we will be back with more in a few moments. this live look at this approach
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>> welcome back it is 6:45. let us get a check of your forecast. anny? >> the shasta county mountains. could see snowfall. you are lucky
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enough to get a white christmas. we are looking at when and where the rainfall will be falling towards the north bay, santa rosa, petaluma. and also, to the san rafael and petaluma range. santa rosa, by noon, lunch you could probably see some moderate conditions. and also thunderstorms possible. high gusts possible and even that downed trees. later this afternoon, take a look at the rainfall. the yellow is showing moderate/light it will start to pull out of
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the north bay by this evening. the south bay, could be impacted. flooding is a concern so we will keep an eye on these creeks and urban streams. cloudy this afternoon, heavy rain and gusting. we will have to watch for the potential for isolated flooding. downtown san francisco, 47 degrees. oakland, merry christmas. this winter weather advisory until 4:00 p.m., until 4:00 p.m., tomorrow 10-18 in. at 7,000 ft.. heavy snowfall possible, tire chain laws.
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51 in daly city. your kron 4 7 day around the bay breezy brisk mild on monday. and take a look at there is no fresh powder in the last 24 hours but that is going to change some of these best conditions we have seen in nearly 10 years. george?
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still a pretty quiet drive. the bridges are clear, and no delays with light traffic on the approaches to the bay bridge. for the san mateo bridge. it is an easy trip in both directions. it is not set up for this commute but the holiday schedule for most transit agencies. they are on a weekend schedule toward the east bay is where there was an alert earlier. even however, during the collision, it did not shut down or have delays. it is clear, through dublin and towards the castro valley.
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two-time oscar nominee, charles durning, who was dubbed the king of the character actors has died in new york. he was 89. he portrayed everyone from blustery public officials to put-upon everymen to big daddy in a broadway revival of "cat on a hot tin roof." he was nominated for an oscar for his performance in 1982's "the best little whorehouse in texas." just a year later, he got another nomination for mel brooks' "to be or not to be." >> he was the sloppy sportswriter oscar madison on tv's "the odd couple." actor jack klugman died monday in los angeles at age 90. alina cho looks back at the life of this television icon.
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>> for millions of television viewers, he will always be the sports writer. cigar smoking, beer drinking, opposite tony randall. surprisingly, it was not his most successful television series. in the 1970's, it was on five years on abc. and it never went up to 36 but reruns' turned this into a cult classic. it was far more popular than his other television series, quincy. he was the medical examiner for seven seasons. it premiered in 1976 as the mystery movie. it quickly became a weekly series and when it ended, he made brief appearances but stayed on
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his ranch racing horses. he continued to smoke and he lost a vocal cord. >> he thought sure that he was going to get better. - and i thought that i was going to get better. >> one of his most memorable was "days of wine and roses"... he also starred in 1283 me12 angry men. he married twice and had two sons. he earned two emmy nominations on the odd couple. it was
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his longtime friend, tony randall who helped him through his throat cancer. and persuaded him to resume 19 90's. with just one local court there was a stage version and. >> while they continued to reprise the felix and oscar, they admitted that there were probably too old for the parts tony rental died in 2004. and this is what he said >> it is amazing how you cannot prepare for that moment hard until he is gone. you cannot accept the finality of it tony-
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randall.. jack died at his home in california at 89.
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>> it's 6:57 right now. let's take a peek over to tahoe. this is a live shot and you can see they have snow there. it's not snowing at the moment. you can bet if you're on your way they could get snow today. we'll be right back.


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