tv KRON 4 Early News KRON September 13, 2013 6:00am-7:01am PDT
>> top stories we are following on this friday the 13th. we now know the cause of the wildfire that's charred mount diablo. details on the latest with that fire, coming up. >> on this friday morning we are waking up to low clouds and drizzle but sunshine is expected for the afternoon. we are looking at mild conditions. we are dealing with a bigger fall the bank of this morning. i will break down your afternoon high and highlight the extended forecast coming up. >> even though we have
noticed more traffic during the peak of the commute over the last couple weeks this friday morning we are seeing a leiter, a later start. this is the 580 or ride westbound the livermore from the 2 05 interchange. the drive time has actually dropped by a couple of minutes out to dublin. the current commute time is 32 minutes. we are a problem free. even highway for which is usually heavy is lighter than usual. >> a fire destroyed a board walk-in new jersey. more than 60 businesses have been destroyed. there are ball 400 firefighters on the scene. these committees or also destroyed by super
storm sandy and they just did the rebuilding progress. now they are burned to the ground. it appeared to have started from a custard shot. there are no word of any injuries and the firefighters are trying to create a firebreak to create the flames from spreading. they are starting to catch a late this and the governor stated that he was devastated. >> i felt like i want to just throw up. after all of the efforts that we have put then. he state >> we now know the mt.
diablo fire was started by someone was target shooting. that is what investigators have determined. the fire began near the town of clinton on sunday. it has forced the evacuation of about 100 homes. the fire is 95 percent contained, with full containment will be expected today. >> russia's president vladimir putin says that syria's move to join an international convention banning chemical weapons has proven its good faith. syria made a formal bid to join the chemical weapons convention. the u.n. welcomed the move, but said that it could take 30 days for syria to become a member. russia proposed on monday that syria surrenders control over its chemical weapons to the international community for its eventual dismantling to avoid a u.s. military strike, and damascus quickly jumped at the offer. as the u-s and russia follow up on apparently contentious opening round of talks, their top diplomats will search for agreement on details that go into a russian proposal for securing chemical weapons.
secretary of state john kerry and russian foreign minister sergey lavrov are being jointed at the talks in geneva by chemical weapons experts from their countries. the diplomats are expected to meet again today to go over the mechanics, details, and timing of the plan for the weapons to be quarantined and destroyed. talks began yesterday and kerry was quick to reject a syrian plan to begin a quote "standard process" by turning over information rather than the weapons. line >> twitter is going public. the san francisco social media giant tweeted yesterday that it is filing for an initial public stock offering. kron four's mike pelton is live in san francisco, with more. mike? >> under the law, their information must become public before they start meeting with their investors. we do know that
twitter depends on advertising revenue was. you are probably seen a lot of these targeted ads under torture pages. this means that once shareholders are involved the company's will change. >> it's official. california lawmakers have approved re-naming the western span of the bay bridge after former san francisco mayor willie brown. however the decision has been met with controversy and now a san francisco law firm is suing the state to stop the renaming. the firm says that lawmakers approved a quote "shady deal." one attorney explains his biggest problem with the >> the name of the bridge is an appropriate. this is not for that average person. they did not even know what is going on.
>> as of this morning. the western span of the bay bridge is named the willie - l- brown junior bridge. >> in a story that you will only see on kron 4. bart has been more crowded than usual due to shorter trains. this is because of a shortage of bart maintenance workers. join tuesday morning's commute bart ran 62 fewer cars than needed. bart says is running fewer cars because those five days of round-the-clock service of the bridge was closed put them behind with maintenance. but not this year, because almost no one is signing up to do over time. we acts as a e. i. du is they have told their workers not to take any overtime offered. the >> what ever reason, on to
maintenance catches up, it will be the commuters who will be bearing the brute on these shorter, overcrowded trains. >> still ahead on the kron 4 morning news. state lawmakers take action just hours before their final session among them, raising the state's minimum wage. we will have details on that measure periods >> also ahead, the 49ers and the seahawks battling out this weekend in seattle, but not before some trash talking posted online.
>> the time is 6:10 a.m.. state lawmakers close out their final session in a rush of debates and negotiations. among them, raising the state's minimum wage to one of the highest in the nation. employees will now get a minimum of $10 an hour within three years. lawmakers also passed bills along undocumented immigrants to get a california driver's license. also, some changes to a landmark environmental law that will smooth the way for a sacramento kings are rena in downtown sacramento. then even found time to
renamed the westin span of the bay bridge after former san francisco mayor willie brown. >> more now on the state's move to increase california's minimum wage to $10 an hour. governor brown indicated that he was kind of bill, calling it " overdue. " washington state's currently has a tough minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. that is an amount that has paid to rise with inflation. >> this weekend the niners head north to take on the seattle seahawks. and there's already a lot of trash talking before the game. >> last season, the 49ers beat the seahawks' 13-6 in
san francisco before the seahawks got revenge in week 16 with a 42-13 win and seattle. >> for the niners are running back anthony dixon posted and thin out some bulletin board material this week. dixon and twisted " extra weight on the racks all we getting leslie preparing for these she talk-hawks i love hostile environments i am filling right at home. "
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a car on its roof. that is why we see so little traffic. it is backing of the ride around the corner of the east shore freeway. it is starting to back up the 580 ride into the macarthur mayes. there are three lanes that are blocked. the chp believes that one more lanes will be a blot for more than 30 minutes westbound. you can expect delays and i will show you quickly on the traffic map. >> this is the area that we are talking about. the nimitz is the only approach that is unaffected by this problem. a quick look pitcher san mateo bridge, it is a problem three with no delays. it could be another month today. at the golden
gate bridge we can see the entire span. >> now to new jersey. a fast-moving fire is tearing through parts of the iconic in new jersey boardwalk. it is happening in the same place where hurricane sandy hit last year. chris welch joins us live from seaside heights, new jersey with the latest. >> this tit is about 50 businesses that have been destroyed. just as a billboard and what was starting to heal from hurricane sandy, tragedy strikes a gang. a fire and burned at least 20 businesses.
>> this is obviously, just an unbelievable situation. for us to be standing here and watching this. this is just unthinkable. >> several fire fighters suffered heat--it might have started from a custard shop and has escalated. >> about 15 minutes it was more flames that i have ever seen in my life, i was scared. >> hurricane sandy cost the city $8 million just to rebuild this. the governor made his statement. >> as soon as this is over, we will have to pick ourselves up again and get back to work. >> we are expecting to hear from the governor and again this morning and got an hour. 01 and the big
questions is for us to get some type of clarification. you talked about some of the fire fighters who suffered from the small. was there any other business owners or customers injured? >> nobody was seriously injured as a result of this. and >> that was chris welch reporting live from seaside heights, new jersey. >> we are waking up to as low clouds and drizzle. you cannot see much. it is a very win the outside and we do have wet. you should grab you a jacket. we will continue with this extensive
call cover into the 7:00 hour. i think we will see an earlier clearing compared to yesterday. about 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon it was very calm out decrepi. breaking down their afternoon highs it will be 70's and 80's. a pretty nice day in store for the east shore. fairfield will have a high of 87 degrees. we are pretty seasonal with just a few degrees cooler and sampras's go have a high of 69 degrees. your extended forecast shows the 7 day around the bay has cooler weather for the weekend. you should prepare yourself for some very dense fog. if the temperatures will continue to closely start next work week. we may pick up some
raindrops by next friday. >> emergency officials have been calling thousands of residents in boulder, colorado telling them to head to higher ground as a nearby creek is rising to dangerous levels. city officials say the notice to evacuate went out last night to about four- thousand people living around the mouth of boulder caynon. you can see the dramatic rescues on the right. days of rain have triggered extensive flooding that's left three people dead and caused widespread damage to homes and property. >> in new this morning, at least 37 people have died in a fire in a russian
cycladipsychiatriric hospital. e blaze broke out around 3:00 a.m. in a hospital located in the village of luka. investigators said the fire quickly engulfed the building, which dates back to the 19th century. russia's top investigative agency says that the rescuers have recovered 10 bodies, but did not explain how it knew about the other deaths. >> an indian court has sentenced four men convicted in the december gain of rape and murder of a young and new dell high woman to death. the death sentence was handed down today in india's high courts. the bugand rules will
attack on a moving bus left the young woman with such a severe internal injuries that she died two weeks later. the men can appeal their case to the supreme court. >> three friends of the boston marathon bombing suspect are due in court on charges that they hindered the investigation into his involvement in the deadly attack. they have pleaded not guilty to allegations a they conspired to obstruct justice by agreeing to destroy and concealed some of the launchings as he evaded authorities following the april 15th bombing, this killed three people and injured more than 260. we will be right back
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the beit bridge with more. >bay bridge with more. >> we are having some traffic problems. i want to give you a look at what it looks like out here from this position. you can see that the traffic at this hour is slow. you can see that it is not just this area that we're talking about but the bay area bridges and holt are busy. there is a 2.4% increase compared to last year. the bridge officials at this time and try to figure out why. there stating that maybe is due to the bart negotiations. officials stated that when it comes to the bay bridge more people wants to check that out especially towards. they are
zeroing in on the fact that there is just more traffic out there. so, unfortunately it is not just on the bay bridge but the san mateo bridge, the dumbarton bridge, all the bridges are seen an increase and traffic. >> we are just pass the metering lights. and again one of the problems people are facing is that it is really tough going. the traffic is horrible on a daily basis. >> there was an accident westbound that occurred right by 80 over crossing. we can see that the crews are working on this accident. even though a
similar was issued it was cleared. it was right around 33 minutes that was blocking lanes. a vehicle was on its roof. it is now gone. you concede that the traffic has filled in as the bay bridge toll plaza. and 880 approach was unaffected and as we check the traffic map as you can see that the backup reaches a round the corner on the berkeley curves. that was the hardest hit. we do not know whether this will continue work things may improve ever so slightly. >> mount a quick look at your friday forecast. we are waking up to clouds. here is a live look from our roof cam. the temperatures right now are in the upper 50s low 60's. i think we will be a few degrees warmer than yesterday. you can expect a
cool down and even cooler weather as we get back to work. i will bring down your 7 day a round the bay coming up. >> bart riders are running into an extra crowded commutes this week. because bart is still using fewer cars on a lot of their trains. kron 4 mike pelton as live a west oakland bart station. >> bart stated that these are some of the consequences of having to offer round- the-clock service. they stated that this put them back on schedule and they have to run for your cars. on sunday, this is impacting most of their trains. over a four day stretch, they posted a total of 72 overtime shifts to catch up but only 1 employees signed up. these employees are
apart of a local and this is one of the unions that are involved with the disease. they stated that they should not have anything to do with it but the crowded trains are stressing the commuters out. >> and the union is not going back to work, the workers are exhausted. they are exhausted by what they have received from the district and employers. they are not motivated. for them to get sacrificed time with their family to do this work. >> we would check in with bart to see if there are still running fewer cars and we will ask and when do they plan to have the maintenance work wrapped up. >> officials-tested will go back to the table and barred will finally go back to the bargaining table. they have
been meeting born over some of the smaller issues but next which, hopefully that will make progress. >> officials are not speculating, yet, on what caused the fire that tore through a famous new jersey board what seaside heights area. the fire reportedly started in a custom shop or want to 3:00 p.m.. much of the area had only recently started recovering from the devastation caused are super storm sandy it. firefighters say that the leftover damage from sandy's damage made the fire much harder to fight. >> >> here is live look at the dow. we're looking at a
positive by 41 points. we would check the other ins coming up. >> still to come on kron 4 morning news we do have the bay bridge and approach. you can see the clouds overhead and we're all to a cloudy start. oakland was see temperatures reuter rhombus 60 degree spot. [ mom ] in my family, we're big cereal lovers.
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happened in the overnight hours. there are a lot of businesses that are here. although this was called in by a employee. this is the back of the building and you can see that is where firefighters are focusing on. this all happened at about 4:30 a.m. and some one of the smoke was coming out of the strip mall. this was the backup starbucks. the battalion chiefs at the starbucks is not have anything to do with this. there is minimum fire damage. the good news is that they should be able to clear the scene within the next couple of hours and many of the businesses affected, comerica babank and a few other businesses should be open. >> so i heard that one of
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the good news is that interstate 880 did not back up at all and a 580 backup reaches about west grand boulevard. it is still slow on 80 westbound. it looks as though we might actually recover. as the drive time is about 18 to 20 minutes from high with 24. we are continuing this brest check o 92the bridge to check on 92. >> the golden gate bridge ride is still easy southbound and north bound. friday's we typically see in more traffic than other days of the week. here is your east shore ride which is not bad it is still under 16
minutes from hercules to berkeley. salt 680 has not gthis 680 some role ride is problem free. the south bay is doing okay and we do not see any backups on 1 01 north bound. >> i want to use this camera shot to show you the golden gate bridge. this is the top of the towers. this is something that we have not seen in the past couple of mornings. the visibility is a factor. do not be surprised if it is misty outside. we are looking at 85 minutes of arriving flights at sfo. fog tracker 4 shows extensive cloud cover but i think it will clear a little bit earlier. you can expect sunshine by
noon. as we take a look at the afternoon high you will notice that it will be a touch warmer than yesterday and the temperatures will be more in line and where we should be this time of year. pleasanton will have a high of 84 degrees. napa will have a high of 85 degrees. your 7 day around the bay shows cooler weather as we head into the weekend. monday is highlighted as the coolest day and the temperatures will trail off. >> the time is 6:48 a.m.. educators are praising a bill. they unveiled new research the shows that the school performed well and it is on top of success. this is a highly poverty-
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kaepernick. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news. there is an area that has been devastated by a another fire. >> we have been talking about the increased traffic on the bay bridge and the other bridges. >> we are following bay area sports. we are hearing about a lot of trash talking with the 49ers before their next game. >> we will be right back.