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shocked by what happened! >> this person was crazy. he had hit a ladies car in she freaked out and he started trying to hit people. >> my wife does not want to, any more she was scared. >> you can never tell when somebody is going to snap. today's society, they snap all of the time. >> pam: new at 5:00 p.m., rob fladeboe on what police are saying about the suspect. >> this is the man that is behind the wheel of the red oldsmobile cutlass that crashed into wal-mart. 33 year-old haamid zaid they believe that he was under the influence. >> it was obviously to the officers and a ride on the scene that he was sweating
profusely. and he was yelling at even certain points. >> security is still tight. they could not help but see the boarded windows on the pavement as employees recanted the chaos. >> i just came out of the restroom and i saw people running towards me. all i heard were guns, guns. i opened up the exit doors to people could get out. >> reporter: some witnesses say that some employees were being assaulted by a metal object if he was brandishing. wal-mart has left no statement. >> the detectives went down to the jail and attempted to speak with the suspect. he declined to speak to the detective. any questions would be through his attorney. the wal-mart
employee saw the whole thing. and explained how he first drove a around the parking lot. and drove onto the sidewalk and around the concrete barriers before crashing to the front door. into several loads of pallets of beer. >> kron 4 also spoke to somebody inside the store and helped take down disrupts suspect. >> at the first we thought that it was a bomb that went off would not hear the car or see the car until the explosion of items on display. the next thing i know it is a young guy busting out a window with a metal pipe. and i started chasing him are run the store and he hit me and i hit him. >> pam: several people joined in to try to hold down the suspect until
policethis is a cell phone video and new at five. there was no gun but some witnesses said zaid attacked new tonight at five-- a city in the north bay is trying a different approach to deal with the homeless. it has created a map listingareas that officials would like the homeless to avoid. as kron four's terisa estacio reports. officials are hoping a gentle reminder will be an effective first step in coping with the issue. here in front of the hospice by the bay thrift store on lincoln street. i found this homeless man loitering about. the store is in the newly created hot zone - an area where homeless are being asked to stay away because
of issues like dumpster diving - defacation and other problems. for san rafael resident ted dimarco. asking is not enough. >> asking. they should not be asking, they should be telling. there needs to be more control. >> it is a first step >> reporter: san rafael mayor says the creation of the hot zones is a collaborative effort between the city';s police department and st. vincent de paul, who serves hundreds of meals to homeless individuals. >> it is an ongoing problem >> reporter: this homeless man had no comment to me about the hot zones. as he decided to leave the area on his own accord. the mayor says the police will not be forcing homeless to leave under this hot zone plan. >> it is not about being caught but voluntary. and he says they are trying to come up with some additional services for homeless >> we are trying to do what we can to help them. through your health and human services. quite frankly, we need more
resources for shelters. >> reporter: in san rafael, terisa estacio, kron 4 news. >> here's a map to show you where homeless people in san rafael are being asked to avoid.the so called hot- zones officials are targeting. this is downtown san rafael just west of highway 101. one hot zone is the area around fourth and "b" streets. also around fourth and "a" streets. this is the heart of a popular thearte and restaurant district in san rafael. couple blocks away.another hot zone along lincoln between third and fourth. that's where the hospice by the bay thrift shop is located.another popular gathering place for transients. >> pam: there was a deadly hit and run in benicia. this was near columbus park or just after 5:30 a.m. dead. the c h p says the man was driving this black as to be
hit to vehicles that had already crashed. witnesses say the authorities he took off on foot and is still at large. the san mateo board of tonight. after a deadly hit all lanes of eastbound- 780 parkway. just after five-30 involved in the wreck. the c-h-p says, a man s-u-v. hit two vehicles that had already crashed. authorities, the man then >> tonight, a man who whose body was found on fire. on a pedestrian overpass in napa, has been identified as the son of a napa county district attorney. adam lieberstein's body was found last tuesday morning. over highway -29 near trancas. he is the son of district attorney gary lieberstein. police believe his death is a suicide. but the case is >> under investigation. >> new tonight-- a court ruling will now allow the city of stockton. to declarea federal judge accepted the city's bankruptcy application. after hearing closing arguments last week. bankruptcy will likely allow the city to avoid repaying
its debts in full. stockton is now the most populous city in the united transients. get ready to pay more sales tax here in the bay area. this after voters in san mateo. marin. and santa clara approved the tax hikes last november. kron4's haaziq madyun takes a look at the impact on business on the penninsula. >> it is april fools daybut that new 9.25% sales tax is not funny here in the city of san mateo "no jokenew sales tax" san mateo already had one of the highest sales tax rates in the bay area at 8.75 prior to the voter aproved measure a adding an additional.5% the tax rate in san mateo county is slightly less at 9% the owner of this 711 did not want to go on camera but he told me any new tax is bad for his small business
in the market for a new homeor new automobilewell those big ticket purchases is where the impact of the new sales tax really be noticedtake this used nissan here in burlingamesticker priced at $10 thousand 900 and eighty eight dollarsadd nine percent to thatthat's >> "well i am sure it is necessarybut it stinks" >> reporter: in san mateo haaziq madyun kron4news >> pam: the san mateo board of supervisors estimates. 60-million dollars will be raised from the new sales tax revenue. the money will be used for various public safety services throughout the county still ahead. a second law enforcement official is dead. and authorities are on high alert. searching for who is behind the texas attacks. plus: the sound of silence from the san francisco symphony. is over. details on the tentative deal reached. and: a firefighter. injured while battling a blaze. is and: a firefighter. injured mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! don't stress. we can figure this out. [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious.
this season. cespedus. mammal i have seen hem. he by no there is only one willie mays but he has a willie mays swing. >> these are not as these are my party pants. >> today is a party. >> if i am sitting in the back of my better be tall to your clock. >> is me and my little brother. and we are going to have a lot of fun. >> these beads are a tradition. it is called flair. and the yellow. >> and the green leggings.
and i cannot change my shoes i even have my lucky underwear. [laughter] certainly, the fans are making a fashion statement often that distance. they are still facing the seattle mariners that are also getting ready t take baseball practice. we will be out here all evening because it is the oakland a's kron 4 news. >> in los angeles, the san francisco giants had their season opener planning that doctors.playing the dodgers. and
happening right now. inside the stadium with a right now? and down in los angeles. the san francisco giants played the dodgers in the season hundreds of fans flocked to at&t park this afternoon to sporting their giants gear the new season. on baseball's opening day. about giants fan bryan stow. the santa cruz man was almost beaten to death on the giants opening day two kron 4's justine waldman got us an update on his condition. she joins us now with what she learned. >> reporter: i spoke with his mother ann today who told me.she was on her way to go visit him. the family is still holding on to hope that he will get better. bryan stow a former paramedic and a father of two. suffreed serious head trauma when he was attacked in the parking lot of dodger stadium in the spring of 2011. the family just posted this on their blog today. saying that on march 31st 2011 "our lives changed forever." "he amazes us daily and even though he doesn't see how far he's come, we do." and. "we still don't know how things will be in the next two years but we do know, no matter what, bruyan has us by his stide every step of the way." the two suspects in the stow assault, louie sanchez and marvin norwood, are still behind bars in los angeles county. their next court date is later this month. if concivted on all chargges.sanchez faces a
>> catherine: a chilling mystery in texas. the question -- who's killing texas prosecutors? a second law enforcement official has been killed in a matter of weeks. two months ago -- someone assassinated this man - mark hasse - the deputy district attorney of kaufman county, texas. people in the largely rural area were shocked at the daylight shooting. right outside the courthouse. but hasse's boss and friend - d.a. mike mclelland - responded with anger and bravado. calling the perpetrators 'scum' - and vowing to hunt them down. this is what he said 8 weeks ago. >> " we're gonna find you, we're gonna pull you out of whatever hole you are in and we are going to bring you back and let the people of kaufman county prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law." it's a promise he wouldn't live to keep. saturday night - police found the bodies of the d-a and his wife cynthia at their home. police found shell casings from a high-powered rifle. there's been increased security at the courthouse. everyone here is on guard. sheriff says they're protecting other officials lawyer.shock waves through the community one of several angles investigators are exploring - whether members of a vicious white supremacist group is involved. kaufman county prosecutors had helped in the indictment of 31 members of the 'aryan brotherhood of texas' prison gang. in december - texas
officials warned that the brotherhood was planning retaliation. as for mclelland. he had realized something like this could happen. ".to somebody else." investigators are also looking into a possible link between the killing of the texas prosecutors -- and the murder of the colorado prison chief in march. the suspect in that shooting died in a police shoot-out. there were reports that evan ebel had joined a white supremacist gang while in prison. >> catherine: colorado prosecutors say they're going after the death penalty for james holmes. he's the man charged with killing a dozen people in a movie theatre last july. this is holmes at an earlier hearing -- no cameras were allowed inside court today. the prosecutor says he talked about the penalty with the 60 people who lost relatives in the shooting. and decided that "justice is death". if it happens -- a friend of one of the victims says he wants to be there. >> and want to a front-row seat. >> reporter: why? >> he took my friend. >> catherine: this was the arrival of james holmes' parents today. his mother began crying in court today. but holmes showed no reaction. his attorneys had tried for a deal that would have meant life in prison -- but the prosecutors refused.
and remember you can watch >> jacqueline: we are seeing clear skies this is a view over the bay bridge toll plaza from the last 24 hours to fall overnight. it is fairly widespread in areas of drizzle. for the afternoon tomorrow clearing skies. the inland valleys in the north bay, the south bay with the upper 60's and 70's. the rain is expected first, let us showers to the east. still some snow and the higher elevations. dry weather for one more day. this system offshore towards the coast. it will impact us for late wednesday and thursday. tomorrow, we will
be dealing with fog. have and 3:00 a.m., no place not impacted by the fog. portions of the bayshore. still hanging on. under one- quarter of 1 mi.. and by 10:00 a.m., towards the coast. temperatures for this location the futurecast showing temperatures are largely in the 40's. and 50's for the bayshore. as for go towards the noon hour temperatures in the 60s for the north bay. and we are even going to see 70's tomorrow. the inland valleys and for the south bay. a look at your extended forecast. the rainfall will be hitting us when state towards thursday. the chance of showers all weekend with
a small series of systems passing us remember, you whenever it is convenient for you on our 24/7 bay area news channel. you can also get headlines and live traffic. it's on comcast 193 and you can also watch it live on kron4.com. >> this just in to the kron 4 news room this fatal car accident east of livermore is causing delays on interstate 580. this is the vehicle and went down an embankment. you can see it went down that hill site and eventually the traffic is impacted. this was just in our newsroom this is aerial video shot by our partners at abc seven news. down by the railroad tracks. the car went off broadway. a single vehicle accident. one person is killed. one person that is seriously injured has been air lifted to a local
hospital. this is westbound we will continue to follow this story and to bring you updates. >> pam: new tonight at five. a veteran san jose firefighter, who collapsed while battling a blaze last august, is back on the job. firefighter frank ryan was treated to a 'welcome back breakfast' at station- one this morning. ryan suffered a heart attack on august 30th. as crews were gaining the upper hand on a stubborn 3-alarm fire at st. patrick's church, on east santa clara street. ryan tells kron four's rob fladeboe. he began to feel faint, and the next thing he remembers is waking up in the hospital. >> we came out side and i felt exhausted. i felt that feeling of nausea and it was overwhelming. i want and ask for help and i guess minutes after i was once to get some help i collapsed.
up at that point i felt that it was in a self induced coma for five days. ".for five days" >> ryan received round-the- clock support from his fellow firefighters. they slept in cots at the hospital until he woke up. he has since made a full recovery. >> after a long strike. the san francisco symphony will begin playing again. the symphony's administration and musicians reached an agreement on a new 26- month contract. the contract may change, once the full orchestra and board of governors take a look at it. that is when details of the contract will come out. meantime, tomorrow night. the musicians will return to the stage at davies symphony hall. for the first of a week- long series of free concerts for san francisco elementary school children. those of you who had tickets to shows that were cancelled because of the strike, can either exchange them for an upcoming concert or get a refund. this quick check of traffic at the golden gate.
>> coming up just over one hour away from the first pitch as the oakland a's we are live at the stadium with all the action. and a hiker rescued in oregon after spending one week in the resc[ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids? it's nice having u-verse, isn't it? see back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled wireless receivers. fangled? no, we watched march madness in the living room... that's where the tv outlet was. what is he talking about? and if mom was hosting her book club that day, guess what...you missed it! we couldn't just move the tv all willy-nilly all over the house. ohh! ohh! kids today have it so good. ok. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver. call to get u-verse tv starting at $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible.
the music is hopping out here. they are taking on the seattle mariners. in fact, we can see the fans are starting to come in. they are even trying to get some our autographs, pictures to. i spoke with some of these fans. many of them say that they have not been out here for a couple of days. after seeing all of the magic from last year they wanted to come out and show their support. they are hoping a with 94 victories. the first pitch is at 7:05 >> some basketball news and encouraging update if after the crucial an injury at the n.c.a.a. tournament.
happening right now. an encouraging update after a gruesome injury yesterday in the n-c-a-a tournament. louisville sophomore kevin ware is up and moving around today in his hospital.less than 24 hours after he broke the lower portion of his right leg. we're not going to show you the injury because it was so graphic. but you can see the emotional toll the ordeal took on ware's teammates, coaches, fans, and even the opposing duke players. surgery yesterday took just two hours.the bone was reset and a rod was inserted into ware's right tibia to hold the bone together. doctor's expect a long but i f all goes well, the young man should be able to resume a basketball career. ware plans to reunite with his teammates later this week at the final four in atlanta - which is ware's hometown. >> jacqueline: the rainfall is coming to an end. with clouds in the distance. a look at the san mateo bridge with also sumcloud coverage but also as we take a look at the stormtracker 4 radar.
range. other than that, we are in the clear. easter and this morning. pop up storms still seeing some showers for the sierras. those are also coming to a close. with drier conditions and another system setting up offshore. more rainfall for thursday. with the rainfall, we are going to see fog tonight. temperatures are mild. mid upper 60s. 59 in san francisco 54 degrees in half moon bay. the weather headlines, with areas of dense fog. slow clearing but warmer near the coast. and as i mentioned, the rainfall will be returning. >> catherine: after weeks of threatening war. north korea's young leader gathered legislators today
for a spring session of parliament. top party officials have adopted a statement on the building of nuclear weapons. the white house meantime, says that it isn't seeing any actual changes in the country's military posture. no moving of troops, for example. the north has been furious about joint u-s -- south korea military drills. also a new round of u.n. sanctions on north korea's underground nuclear testing. >> a oregon woman is recovering -- after spending 6 nights stranded on mount hood. mary owen was rescued this weekend by the national guard. she'd been hiking alone when she ran into white-out conditions and fell -- cutting her leg. after days passed.she says she got concerned that nobody would find her. >> once people start thinking that people were praying for you but there was nobody looking for me. that was really hard. i was
thinking god and so happy. >> catherine: owen says she survived on melted snow, chia seeds, some dried noodles and nutri-grain bars. she burned the wrappers of the bars to stay warm. she now admits that hiking alone was a big mistake. >> you've heard of the avian flu -otherwise known as the bird flu. now there's a new strain never seen before in humans. and it's already killed two people in china. it goes by h-7 n-9 avian influenza. two people from shanghai have died from it. another in a different city is in critical condition. the victims all had initial symptoms of fever and coughing that then developed into severe pneumonia and difficulty breathing. investigators haven't figured out how they caught the virus. but so far, it doesn't seem to be very contagious.at least among humans. that's good news because right now there's no vaccine against the virus. >> we know that stress can lead to high blood pressure and even a stroke. but on the flip side.could a belly laugh a day possibly keep a heart attack away?
whoever said laughter is the best medicine was on to something. because scientists are finding that laughter is great for your health. new studies suggest that a good chuckle lowers blood pressure causing less stress on the heart. and it may also have an effect on immune response making you less susceptible to colds and the flu. in fact, research shows that 15 minutes a day of laughter, real deep belly laughter, is as important for your heart as 30 minutes of exercise 3 times a week. um, doctors say it still doesn't mean you shouldn't go to the gym. and still ahead on kron 4 news at 5. more reason to laugh. we've got the latest april fools jokes making the rounds on the internet. you might want to watch. so the joke's "not" on you. i'm vicki liviakis, kron 4 news. >> pam: headlights northbound -- commute direction 680 near the hwy. 24 interchange
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look outside. wednesday- towards thursday. another system off shore that will impact us. for early thursday the first dealing with a foggy night. for the 6:00 p.m. hour, not really going anywhere by 6:00 a.m.--4 release 8:00 a.m. reduced visibility for your morning commute. definitely, giving yourself some extra time between 6:00 a.m.-and 88 m -- >> and also by 8:00 a.m. it will say along the coast by staty by noon. 70's through los gatos. the clouds will
be decreasing and a look at your extended forecast. not only for thursday but also possibly for the weekend with a series of systems. to the north, the best chance of our rainfall will be later this week. and remember you can watch the weather forecast whenever it is convenient for you on our 24/7 bay area news channel. you can also get headlines and live traffic. it's on comcast 193 and you can also watch it live on kron4.com. >> pam: taking a look at the commute. no problems. east
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>> you never know when people are going to snap. >> pam: tonight. what police are saying about the cause of the bizarre incident. (male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> pam: five people were hurt in the mayhem, including one victim who remains in the hospital with serious injuries. here's the man police who say is to blame. he is 31- year-old haamid zaid, of seaside. he has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest. and hit and run. police suspect zaid was under the influence of drugs, but did not disclose anything else about a possible motive for what happened. the busy wal-mart on story road. re-opened this morning with sheets of plywood covering the doors and windows which shattered. when zaid allegedly crashed his car on sunday afternoon. police say, the suspect first rammed into two cars in the parking lot, before heading for the front doors, which were blocked by several concrete- filled posts. >> what he did his he made
his way around to the sidewalk. and turned the car to the right and came up the driveway by the side. against that is an issue that law enforcement will answer. >> pam: the chaotic scene was captured in this cell- phone video which was posted on you tube. once inside the store, police say, zaid began attacking customers with a metal bar, possibly a type of locking devise for a car steering wheel. eventually, walmart employees, with the help of some customers, tackled the suspect and held him until police arrived. and coming up at 8. kron 4's dan kerman speaks to one of the victims of the car rampage over the weekend. the victim was inside her car in the parking lot. and was hit twice by the suspect's car, moments before it plowed into a san jose walmart. >> new at six tonight. easter sunday turning violent and deadly in oakland. three fatal shootings within about 10 hours sunday. the first murder around 10- am.near 68th and avenues.
the just after 4 pm.a homicide at international and 89th avenue. and just after 8 pm.a victim found dead at hawley street and 70th avenue. no arrests have been made in any of the murders, and it's not clear if any of the fatal shootings are connected. >> and authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest. thousand dollar reward for information about the gold stolen from the siskiyou county's courthourse historical collection. police have named two bay area men in connection with the theft that's worth more than $1 million. arrest warrants have been issued for 49-year-old david dean johnson, of el cerrito, and 51-year-old scott wayne bailey, of el sobrante. the two broke into the gold collection in yreka last year. detectives say they found additional evidence in their search for johnson and bailey when they traveled to the bay area looking for the
two suspects. >> a north bay city is deploying a different tactic to try and deal with the homeless. some downtown businesses have complained about homeless individuals taking items from dumpsters, urinating on property and other problems. in response, the police department and a local charity have created a hot zone map, three areas where they are asking the homeless to avoid. or be respectful if they do decide to loiter in the designated spots. the mayor calls it the first step in trying to humanely cope with the homeless. however, others says it is the wrong move. >> it is cruel because it is not their fault because they're homeless. they should not be asked to leave because it disturbs people to see homeless people. it is nobody's fault. i think everybody deserves a place on the streets is a free country. why cannot we think about opening places for
them to go to at night or during the day. places where they can sleep, food, shelter. and instead of not having people see that people should see it and know what people are going through. that is what people are still going to hardship right now. >> pam: the mayor wants to ask the county for more resources for people that are homeless. they will have other places to go in just hanging around the city. >> here's a map to show you *where homeless people in san rafael are being asked to avoid.the so called hot- zones officials arethis is downtown san rafael just west of highway 101. one hot zone is the area around fourth and "b" streets. also around fourth and "a" streets. this is the heart of a popular theatre and restaurant district in san rafael. couple blocks away.another hot zone along lincoln avenue between third and fourth streets.
that's where the hospice by the bay thrift shop is located.another popular gathering place for transients. >> it was two years ago on opening day for the giants. that fan bryan stow was brutally beaten outside the dodger's stadium parking lot. the paramedic and father of two is still in a rehab facility in bakersf ield. stow, suffered serious head trauma and was in a coma after the assualt. and just recovered from a blood clot. his family posted an update on their blog today on his condition today. saying."we remember two years ago and even recently, when we didn't know if he would even live." "for him to be at this point truly is a miracle." the two men accused of the attack, have yet to go to trial. and this year's regular season baseball officially kicks off tonight for the bay area baseball teams. and: the oakland a's taking
on the seattle mariners tonight at the o-dot-co coliseum. the a's home opening game is starting in less than an hour. kron4's j-r stone is live in oakland where he spoke with excited a's fans. j-r? >> reporter: the countdown is on. just 60 minutes and counting. they are still taking batting practice. and the a's have already back finished their batting practice. they say that it is not about the mariners, is about the oakland a's. they were partying and tailgating.
>> we are going to go to the coliseum and have some fun. >> basically we have some hot wings, hamburgers and even cheeseburgers for the ladies some non meat we have langosta and kelbasa and >> we have a blast i just got here. but i forgot to take today off. >> this is the mexicans asada check-in. >> cornish hens. >> i think that this is going to be a great season for us. >> reporter: baseball is
certainly back in the bases in bay area. while an afternoon all the energy. i spoke with a lot of fans that are fired up and could not believe the playoffs from last year. they had to get out and see these schemes and the first pitch is less than one hour. j.r. stone, kron 4 news. and sports director gary >> pam: radnich is back from vacation. he will have highlights coming up later in sports! >> jacqueline: we did pick up some storms that brought us some rainfall. oakland nearly 1 in. in the same near year-end the. most locations to see under one- half of 1 in. san jose just traces. in the last 24 hours. they live look at the golden gate just mostly clear conditions with clear
conditions but another live look at the san mateo bridge yet, most of that rain has come to the end with the exception of the el diablo range. a wider satellite picture showing showers tomorrow east of the sierras letter also winding down. drier weather is expected a more rain fall on the way. this storm will impact us late when state courts thursday. with rainfall over the last 24 hours widespread fog. still clearing but rainfall impacting us a leader. more on that, coming up in just a bit. >> pam: new at six. a popular section of trail in san francisco's presidio has been closed down. winter storms damaged the area and park service has blocked it off for safety reasons. kron 4's charles clifford has details on what happened and a closer look at the area.
>> reporter: the presidio coastal trail, which is part of the much longer california coastal trail, stretches from ocean beach...along the coast... to the golden gate bridge. this is the northwestern edge of san francisco. over the past few years this trail has been improved as part of a larger effort to upgrade trails through out the presidio. but after heavy rains last november and december, maintenance crews noticed that a section of the trail... here... just north of baker beach..had become unstable. here's a picture of the damage. you can see cracks in the ground and the railing had become uneven for safety reason, the park service closed down the trail. they've since removed rocks and dirt from the site to prevent further damaged and also to figure out what was going on. the black plastic here is to keep water from saturating the unstable ground. in the meantime, warning signs and fences are keeping people out of the area. foot and bike traffic can go around this spot using lincoln boulevard. the national park service has not said when or even if this section of trail will
reopen. they are currently studying the site to see if a permanent fix is possible. in the newsroom, charles clifford kron 4 news. coming up. >> a texas community is on edge tonight -- after a second law enforcement official has been killed in just a matter of weeks. plus: crews are continuing cleanup efforts in arkansas after an exxonmobil pipeline burst and spewed crude oil onto lawns and roadways and: prepare to pay more sales tax in three bay area counties. counties. next! mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good.
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>> pam: sales taxes are going up in several cities and counties across the bay areadepending on where you shopyou will pay an additional.5% up to 1% more than you paid yesterdaysome residents in san mateo county are concerned that the board of supervisors there have not decided exactly what they will do with the extra tax money >> you know, i am not comfortable that they have not decided what they are going to do with the money. >> we are already struggling already as if it is. we do not know where is going. but we still have to pay more. it does not make much sense. >> pam: butlater this month san mateo county supervisors
will hold open hearings soliciting public input on the best ways to spend the new sales tax revenuewhich is estimated to annually bring in over $60-million dollars >> catherine: a developing story. a texas community is on edge tonight -- after a second law enforcement official has been killed in just a matter of weeks. tory dunnan has the story. >> reporter: it's a chilling mystery in kaufman county, texas. as police investigate, the community is left wondering *who exactly is killing texas prosecutors. >> "we're working very hard to ensure the public safety of the county and i want to assure the citizens that we are doing that." >> reporter: over the weekend, district attorney mike mclelland and his wife cythnia were found shot to death at their home. the killing comes almost two months after assistant district attorney mark hasse was shot and killed in broad daylight--right outside the county courthouse. couldn'tat the time, mclelland made a promise to the killer. >> "we're gonna pull you out of whatever hole you're in, we're gonna bring you back and let the people of kaufmann county prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law"
>> reporter: questions are circulating about whether this is a plot to kill criminal justice officials. authorities have not offered a motive or said if the crimes are connected. investigators are looking into whether this is linked to drug cartels, white supremacists, a personal grudge, or something else altogether. >> "i do not believe that intimidation will work. there will be someone who will step forward to continue this investigation and find the culprits who are responsible" >> reporter: as investigators piece this together, the community remains very uncomfortable. security efforts will be increased and the kaufman county district attorneys office remains closed for the day. i'm tory dunnan reporting. for kron 4 news. >> catherine: heavy crude oil--spewed out of the exxon mobile pipeline-- is flowing like a river through a central arkansas neighborhood. some of it ending up at a nearby creek. 22 homes in the area have been evacuated and it could be several days before crews have the mess cleaned
up. work crews were able to stop the oil from reaching lake conway, a popular fishing spot. but even after an around- the-clock clean-up effort. a thick tar remained on residential streets. the cause of the breach is unknown. raising questions about whether the white house should move forward with a new pipeline. >> jacqueline: we saw quite a bit of rain fall but it has largely tapered off. sunny skies over the bay bridge toll plaza right now and some of those clouds with widespread fog tonight. even in areas of dense fog and drizzle. wednesday and thursday it will be late wednesday night. for most of the day we will be dealing with showers. for most of the day we can see that the showers have pressed to the east. drier conditions tonight but that other storm is building offshore. late
on wednesday. first, the fog for the overnight hours with widespread fog. and it does not really want to move it is intensifying. still widespread. reduced visibility for the morning commute. under one-quarter of 1 mi. so definitely give yourself some extra time. stubborn to clear. near the bay shore and the coast. some of these locations are going to be cooler. the south-facing more sunshine and even 70's to which cupertino. and san jose and the same for the inland valleys. fog clearing with 70's in pittsburgh. low 60s for the east shore and richmond, san leandro berkeley oakland all are going to be seeing cooler conditions the same in san francisco and the coast.
while only in the 50s. a look at your extended forecast with fog for tomorrow but dry conditions for the afternoon. noticed temperatures are getting a few degrees warmer in the afternoon. the clouds will be increasing as we see the rain fall approaching wednesday towards thursday. most of the day will be soggy. a series of systems passing us to the north. the chance of showers friday through monday. remember,and remember you can watch whenever it is convenient for you on our 24/7 bay area news channel. and live traffic. it's on comcast 193 and you kron4.com. who says laughter isn't the this veteran firefighter was welcomed back after he suffered a heart attack.
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(male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> pam: the oakland a's are gearing up for tonight's season home opener. and fans are packing the stadium. kron4's j-r stone is live at the oakland coliseum hanging out with some excited fans. j-r? >> reporter: it is getting loud and hear the fans are piling in. this is a sold- out crowd. between the a's and the seattle mariners. we saw batting practice and we got a little bit of an extra kick because of opening date tonight in oakland reporting live, j.r. stone, kron 4 news. >> the update on j.r. stone who was badly beaten two years ago. he is still in a rehabilitation. the family
say that he is trying to regain some of his memory. that sent him some major setbacks. they have also saying that his recovery continues to be a miracle. justin waldman, kron 4 >> reporter: in san jose several people were hurt when a man drove his car through walmart. >> five people were hurt, seriously first, he sideswiped cars in the parking lot and crashed through the front entrance. he then attacked several people inside with a metal plate. finally being tackled by story employees. >> he was trying to hit people. in the san jose rob fladeboe, kron 4. >> reporter: and san rafael,
the police department and charity have come up with a unique technique to deal with the homeless with a hot zone map. they are asking the homeless to stay away or be more respectful. most of these areas are in downtown the san rafael. so residences have complained about the homeless urinating and causing other problems. the mayors saying that this is the first step for trying to cheat me in the deal with the problem. terisa estacio, kron 4 >> reporter: the sales tax increasing. after measure a was approved last november. san mateo is just one of the cities that will see a sales tax increase in 2013. that could mean nearly 1 percent increase with big-ticket items like automobiles could add up. san mateo, haazig madyun kron 4 >> jacqueline: the big
weather story is that the rainfall will continue. however, is coming to when and what sierra showers dissipating. however, in another system that could impact us wednesday night/thursday. widespread fog, overnight. even tense at times with under one- quarter 1 mi. of the visibility. very slow to clear. and---at times. --. stopper to clear with dense stubborn-to clear. sunshine, were for the inland valleys with low 70's and 60's for the east bayshore. richmond, upper 50s for the coast. a look at your extended forecast with foggy conditions. there rainfall
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>> april is national distracted driving awareness month. law enforcement across the state will be looking for people shaving, putting on makeup and the biggest distraction- using smart phones. as we will see with stanley roberts, in his latest edition of people behaving badly. >> the interesting thing about texting while behind the wheel of a vehicle you tend to be a little distracted
sometimes so distracted you have no ideal there is a cop sitting next to you until you look over >> believe it or not the lane she is in had been green for a while but now that she is busted she becomes confused >> when you make this left turn i want you to pull into the in and out parking lot on my right >> im out the an officer from the hayward office of the california highway patrol looking for distracted drivers >> hello officer moore the reason i stopped you were texting at that light back there >> she told the officer it was because she was at a stop light for the recored anytime you vehicle is in geat and you are on the road you must be hands free if im driving i won't do that look at this lady with a cellphone firmly attached to her ear in the transition to highway 238 in hayward after officer moore got her information i want to find out what she was doing trying to make a call and that was it broken the chp will be out looking for distracted drivers and
the sad part they are not hard to find like this man in the red mercedes benz, who doesn't quite seem to notice the black and white patrol car next to him >> who were you talking to? oh, your office but i have to admit our conversation was the best i ever had in the history of people behaving badly i wasn't looking at you i was looking at the fact that it was a cop car i thought to my self i think i dropped the phone because i was done with the call was i driving or was i standing still i thought i was standing still but that dosent matter if you cant do it then you cant do it the law is the law >> then i told him i do a segment called people behaving badly >> oh wonderful that's all i need publicity on how stupid i am thanks a lot, i don't need helkp looking stupid i can do it with out your help and just to be clear hear every person shown in this segment was issued a ticket that may end up costing them 150 dollars for the first offence don't be a distracted driver its not worth it
man to pitch a shut out. with a magic going crazy since bob lemon in 1953. the giants, they could not touch the dodgers today. and powell he did have two hits but he is the only giants here is bruce. >> we have seen a lot of those teams when they have been such a tight ball games he is one of the past pitchers ahoy to go out there. he did all of it and a home run, to top it off. >> gary: and what took place in san francisco they had a feeling party at the giants stadium. they said that there were 15,000 people. there were able to watch it on the big screen everybody getting ready. the
home opener is on friday. 15,000 people. the the oakland a's in a few moments but first, let me show you the grounds crew. >> pam: everybody counts! blog >> gary: yes. and felix verses hernandez the grounds crew getting the field ready for the 80s home opener. patch at 7:05 first--patc patch opening p pitch and taft racing the other presidents and george washington coming home to win the inaugural. but here
is the story he got the rookie of the year award and he had two home runs. this 20 year-old is making today. washington beat florida to- 0. baseball is off and running. i will mention that deking with the jack in the box permission we are in southern california. i watched our morning reporter i must admit. >> jacqueline: and i know what you are going to say. >> at first i saw and my wife does not even look what ever they did. >> and with clothing, tan, ai fare and a pair-jacqueline is just naturally.
>> she always looks good. >> she is to in our morning weather. and oh my gosh! and they really dolled her up. >> she always looks good but she looks great now. >> there is definitely a difference family taf.. emily taft. they had someone to with her hair, makeup and clothes. to see a kron alumn so great. >> gary: pam has all of the skills and matt flynn
during a two hour surgery turns out carson palmer's last play in a raider uniform was this one: getting knocked out of the game in week 15 last year palmer is headed to the arizona cardinals in a deal that should be finalized later tonight according to reports the raiders will get a 6th or a 7th rounder back from arizona.a far cry from the 1st and a 2nd rounder the raiders had to give up to get palmer just a year and a half ago palmer's $13 million too rich for the rebuilding raiders and for a 33 year old who threw 30 interceptions the last two years you can catch the latest news, forecast and traffic conditions whenever it's convenient - on our 24/7 bay area news channel. you can
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again it is opening night. there is no jack like the jack in the box welcome to my family of sponsors. reach me here at kron. >> pam: you are hot. >> gary: red hot! [laughter] we won't show you his injury.but louisville guard kevin ware suffered a horrific broken tibia yesterday in the cardinals win over duke ware told the team not to worry about him and "just win the game" as he was carted off. last night he had a steelr rod inserted into his leg during a two hour surgery ware said he is doing fine and hopes to be released tomorrow and join his teammates tomorrow to watch practice. louisville takes on witchita st. in final four in atlanta and also to is april fool's
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