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sleep train's interest-free for 3 event is on now! ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ (male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> the labor day weekend opening of the new span of the bay bridge. may be delayed. officials trying to find a solution. to deal with the bolts that snapped on the new eastern span. officials said today the reason for the hold-up. they are trying to figure out how to fix the problem bolts and there is still no solution. but even with bad bolts. cal-trans says, the new span is safer then the current one so the new bridge span might open on time. even
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with those bad bolts still in place. today -- kron 4's dan kerman got an up close, hands on look, at one of those problem bolts.
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opening weekend celebration plans include a walk and bike ride across the new span. and as of now, those plans have not been canceled. new at 11. a woman uses a stun gun to subdue a violent bart passenger in pleasant hill today.
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kron four's philippe djegal explains, the woman, and other passengers. prevented a bad situation from getting even worse. >> reporter: at the height of the early morning commute. bart police say as a train was approaching the pleasant hill station. this man. 30-year-old zachary mccabe. got into an on-board argument with a 62-year-old man. police say mccabe was occupying two seats. and, wouldn't let the man sit down. mccabe lost his temper and attacked the man. witnesses stepped in and pulled the two men off each other. and, that's when police say a woman used a stun gun to subdue mccabe. the altercation lasted about ten minutes. before police were able to board the train and arrest mccabe. who was also treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries. the 62-year-old man was also unharmed. and, neither was the woman who used the stun gun. bart passenger maddy clarke
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says the woman was right to step in. mccabe was booked into matinez detention facility. charged with battery on a transit passenger. that's a misdemeanor. carrying penalities of up to one year in county jail. or, a ten thousand dollar fine. in pleasant hill, philippe djegal, kron four news. >> the passengers who intervened, including the woman who used a stun gun, were not arrested. police say they were acting in self defense. >> jacqueline: it was a pretty nice day on the bay bridge. we are seeing mainly clear skies. the high temperatures today were pretty warm. almost 90 degrees in napa. 85 degrees
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in redwood city. 85 in concord. and we are not going to see temperatures like this tomorrow. things are going to cool off with fog along the coast. the wind is going to pick up. people marched in several cities today across the nation. demanding changes to current immigration laws. one rally was held in san francisco and another one in san jose hundreds of people showed up in support of immigration reform. many stood in front of the crowd. to share their story of struggle. and saying major reform needs to take place. especially involving deportation they said. roughly a thousand people get deported every day. >> we are hoping to stop the deportation to sell all workers can be fully protected and recognized.
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support for immigration reform today was seen across the country. thousands of people gathered near the steps of capitol hill in washington d-c. some of the changes being called for. include a shorter and more feasible citizenship process.
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big changes coming to an iconic san francisco event. we share what will be the main focus during this years fleet week instead of the crowd favorite. the blue angels! then. a senate republican and democrat meeting in the middle. when it comes to gun control. but now critics say the proposed plan is focusing on the wrong issue. plus. the united states forewarned of missle testing by north korea. what our defense secretary
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>> fleet week officials are scaling back plans for the october san francisco event. this comes. after the u-s navy announced the blue angels show has been cancelled. in fact, the blue angels flight team cancelled all upcoming shows this year, because of federal budget cuts. fleet week is still going to happen -- but the focus will be on joint military and civilian exercises. customers who bought tickets to the air show will get a refund. >> gary: coming up we will have the highlights and the giants are still red hot. it is a good time to be a bay area sports fan. >> jacqueline: big changes. i will show you what to expect, coming up.
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(flash bomb) >> a hostage situation in georgia finally over tonight. police say, the gunman who took four firefighters hostage for hours. is dead. this all happened inside a home near atlanta. police say, the suspect was shot after a swat team stormed the house when they set off a smoke bomb. authorities say, firefighters suffered minor injuries from the smoke bomb and one swat team member was shot in the hand. it all started when the firemen were responding to what appeared to be a routine medical call. >> it is being hailed as a breakthrough: two u-s senators -- a democrat and a republican -- announced a compromise that could possibly lead to expanded background checks on gun purchases. but, as joe johns reports, critics of the deal say, it fails to address the core issues of gun violence.
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a debate continues over how to prevent the mentally ill. who are dangerous, from getting access to guns. the latest gun control proposal in the senate. does not change the legal standard for red- flagging dangerous people who are mentally ill and seeking to purchase a gun.
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the u-s and its allies are bracing for a north korean missle test launch. that's the assessment of the north korea threats. from u-s defense secretary chuck hagel. south korean officials now say, the north has finished preparations for a test launch. the missile in question is
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an untested weapon. it is believed it could reach as far as guam - which is home to u-s naval and air bases. secretary hagel said today, north korea is quote - 'skating very close' to a dangerous line.
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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 >> toy maker mattel is rolling out a new line of culturally- diverse barbie dolls. but the first doll is already causing controversy. mattel's mexico barbie is dressed in a festive "fiesta" dress, with a pet chihuahua and a passport. the doll makers say, all of the dolls have a passport and have a pet friend. the company website says, the doll is meant to teach girls about the culture, traditions, and ancestral
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dress of mexico. but critics say, the entire line of doll. encourages outdated stereo- typical images of cultures. other barbie dolls include one from china which holds a panda. barry zito and the giants sweep the rockies. while the a's stay red hot in anaheim. gary has the highlights, and all the sports, next! you're on timeout leo! ♪ ♪ some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof. some things will. save up to 20% on an ikea kitchen.
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you're o♪ ♪meout leo! some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof. some things will. save up to 20% on an ikea kitchen. >> gary: giants rockies 1 jet skiier taking advantage of the 70 plus degree weather on the bay 2 bot 2nd, 3-0 sf
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take a look of the '80s. with a 3-4. of the oakland-'80 fac the oakland datd dathe oakland athletics. they are all doing amazing, 7-2, the best record in the american league. a 11-5 legals final score. if they were victorious. and boston and after attending years. 110 years the red sox. after 10 here is a current kavanaugh durant bringing home barry zito 4-0 sf giants win 10-0
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here's zito after game warriors clinch barry zito. with 34, he had two hits and hitting 775 and barry zito and the sone of a ugun the last time this record was 19 36 the lakers beat portland. the warriors beat minnesota last night to clinch their first playoff berth since 2007, and just their 2nd in 19 years but celebration is short livedwith four games to go david lee and company need to win to hang onto the 6th spot and avoid drawing san antonio or oklahoma city in the 1st round warriors back at practice
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today - preparing for thunder and steph curry knows how important it is to keep on winning >> you have to and enjoy the process and each step along the way. at the same time it is a heck of an accomplishment. it was not just to win a game or get into the playoffs it is bigger. certainly, we are going to embrace each step of the way. >> we have been running this all night. we have confirmed that this rookie confirmed ifbaezmore this audi s5...a
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nice car...and a hazing incident involving popcorn.... tiger woods is looking for his fifth masters. arnold palmer or was there. jack nicklaus was there. and there were even 2 different hole in one's ...
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the augusta georgia ... >> pam: good night! see you tomorrow.
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