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>> vicki: an emotional weekend. as the community of roseburg, oregon. and the nation begins to heal after a gunman opened fired, killing fellow classmates at umpqua community college. good evening. i'm vicki liviakis. people all over the nation are mounring the deaths of nine innocent people. tonight. kron four's kate cagle is live in san mateo where a vigil is being held to remember those victims. kate? >> reporter: they sang songs. just another few months we're seeing shades in at churches movie theaters and school campuses across the united states. california bans guns at
thousand by schools. >>: i've been working on this issue for 16 years. it's hard for me to hold back my tears. many of my daughter's friends just went to college. >> reporter: , but brady campaign has been using the # enough. there are many people that disagree with this group. they don't see problems with a gun laws. this issue is with
people with mental issues. >> vicki: police have arrested four high school students. accused of plotting a school shooting. authorities say administrators at summerville high school contacted them wednesday about three students who were making threats against other students and faculty. they investigated and discovered a fourth student who was involved in the plan >>: i'm worried that my daughter's name is going to be on that last-list. >> vicki: on conspiracy charges friday at their homes.
they have not been identified because they're juveniles. >> vicki: new at 8. plans for a convicted repeat child sex predator to move into a home near oakley are on hold. this after a contra costa county judge postponed making a decision friday, citing the need for more time. today, kron four's philippe djegal drove up to the shaken community for reaction from the man's potential neighbors. >> reporter: headed down bethel island road attention, you'd probably drive right by dutch slough road and not even know it. access is restricted and as the sign reads -- pass at your own risk. resting on the levee overlooking dutch slough in unicorporated contra costa county near oakley. those living here, like adriahn martinez from antioch, who in july, just moved in down the street with her three boys, settled here for the peace and but now they're troubled.
>>: "you may have a sex predator as a neighbor soon. i just learned this last month. how do you feel about that? um, i'm a little concerned because i have a 10 year-old son." >> reporter: the contra costa county sheriff's office says 51- year-old old robert bates is currently being housed at a state hospital. but the department of state hospitals wants to place him in this vacant home. >>: "does it upset you that he could possibly be moving in? oh, absolutely, yes, absolutely." >> reporter: bridge- "more than once, the contra costa county sheriff's office says robert bates has been convicted of committing lewd and lucivious acts with a child under 14 years of age, and that's why neighbors here on dutch slough don't want him moving in here." >>: "i think i speak for myself and the rest of the council that we don't think it's a great idea." >> reporter: when similar recent situations have popped up in concord and walnut creek, neighbors lashed out, saying sex predators should be moved to more rural less congested areas. >>: "this is about as rural as you could get in contra costa." >> reporter: still, oakley vice- mayor kevin romick says bates doesn't belong here. >>: "is putting someone with a
proclivity for violence and sex offender a really good idea to isolat them this much? i don't think its a good spot." >> reporter: bates' hearing rescheduled for later this month. county leaders, including a supervisor, have publicly blasted the potential move. meanwhile, martinez and others wait on pins and needles for a decison. >>: "what will you do if he does move in? um, just watch out for my house. lock my doors, keep my son in the house most of the time, watching him. that's all i can do right now." >> reporter: in contra costa county. >>: "not in this neighborhood, not in my neighborhood. not in my community." >> reporter: philippe djegal, kron four news. >> vicki: investigators are asking for the public's help identifying an armed man wanted in connection with a possible home invasion robbery in san francisco. the incident occurred in the 1300 block of la playa street around 8:40 a-m monday. in a security video posed to you-tube.the armed suspect can be seen attacking a man in a garage.
the victim fights back.and after a struggle.he's able to wrestle the handgun away from the suspect. he then moved outside of the garage and pointed the weapon at his attacker.who then flees the scene off-camera. no suspect description was immediately available.but police say he had dread locks. >> vicki: police arrested a vacaville man early this morning after he allegedly broke into a furniture store to throw things around.damage the lighting.and punch holes in the walls. around 3:20 a-m, police responded to a burglary alarm in the 300 block of east monte vista avenue. they found 33-year-old damon reynolds in the back of the store bleeding from the head. after further investigation.they discovered furniture, electronics, and jewelry thrown around and broken. the damage to the business was estimated at more than 15-hunred dollars. >> vicki: a fremont man has been arrested and charged with viciously killing his mother. omar malik pettigen was on the run after police say he killed his mother in the apartment they shared.
but someone in kensington spotted him with a duffle bag on a neighbor's porch looking suspicious early this morning. they called police and he was taken into custody and charged with murder. kron four's alecia reid has the story. >> reporter: brutally murdered inside the apartment she shared with her son. >>: i can't believe her own son >> reporter: identified by former students as nailah pettigenthe victim is said to have been a math teacher at american high. >>: when i heard the news my heart just dropped >> reporter: alex reyes says pettigen was his special ed math teacher all four years he went to school here. like many others now reminiscing of the school's alumni facebook page, reyes says she was known for her great personality. >>: down to earth people that would have a smile on her face first thing in the morning. if you had a problem and wanted to talk to her about it she would be very
understanding >> reporter: reyes remembers meeting her son, 31 year old omar malikwho is now wanted for her murder. >>: overall he was a really really great guy. he really was >> reporter: omar malik pettigen was arrested in kensington sunday. people that knew both the mother and son, are askingwhat went wrong? >>: for him to do this? what was he thinking? >> reporter: according to the american high alumni facebook page, a candlelight vigil is planned for miss pettigen for monday night between 7 and 9 in the evening. reporting in fremont >> vicki: a fire rips through a san jose strip mall. now firefighters are trying to figure out the cause. kron 4's averi harper has the details. >> reporter: in san jose firefighters worked for hours to battle a blaze in a grocery store here at the caribees center shopping complex. >> reporter: it all started before 3 sunday morning. fire crews found heavy smoke, flames and a crumbling structure too dangerous to go inside.
>>: "there's 30 foot beams that have collapsed and are on the ground so it's not safe to go inside. we have to do it all from the outside." >> reporter: crews worked well into the afternoon. pouring thousands of gallons of water into the charred remains of a grocery store. all an effort to drench hotspots and keep the fire from rekindling. >>: "wind blows through on the coal and the embers and it could reignite so we're going to keep people out here for a while to make sure it doesn't reignite" >> reporter: no word on the cause of the fire >> reporter: now fire officials tell me that because there's so much debris inside the building, we may never know the cause of the fire. in san jose, averi harper, kron 4 news >> vicki: linkedin has to pay up for sending users too many emails. the social networking site has agreed to shell out 13 million dollars to settle a 2013 lawsuit linked to the site's "add connections" feature. some linkedin members were upset that address book contacts they'd requested to connect with had received multiple reminder emails. the settlement affects those who used the feature between
september 17, 2011 and october 31, 2014. you have until december 14 to submit a claim form to be included. customers can get up to 15- hundred dollars each. >> vicki: president obama spoke at the 34th national fallen firefighters memorial service today. the president honored 84 heroic firefighters who have died in the line of duty in 2014. along with three who died in previous years. the president thanked the nation's firefighters for their courage.particularly during challenging times such as wildfire season in the west. goal president obama: at the season's peak 32,000 fire fighters. the team lost their
lives and we honor them as well. we're firm as a nation we must work to prevent forest fires and give firefighters the equipment and support so they in come home safe. >> vicki: meanwhile. the valley fire burning in lake, napa, and sonoma counties --containment still stands at 97%. it is holding at just over 76- thousand acres. four people were killed in the fire. nearly two-thousand buildings were destroyed. including 1,307 homes. all evacuation orders have been lifted. the cause remains under investigation. >> vicki: governor jerry brown signed an anti-racial profiling bill. it changes california's definition of racial profiling. law enforcement is now required to collect demographic data on people they stop.
>> vicki: three bills aimed at controlling the operation of drones were shot down today by governor jerry brown. in one of the bills... flying drones over public schools when classes are in session... except for law enforcement... the media and people given the o-k by the school... would have been an infraction. another would've given firefighters the power to disable drones flying over emergency situations. and lastly... a misdemeanor would be given if a drone was intentionally flown over a prison or jail. brown said these bills would've provided little benefit to the public. >> vicki: coming up at eight. the worst rains in a thousand years.
morning to historic rainfall. emergency workers took to boats to rescue stranded motorists.and people trapped in their homes.as flood waters surged. five people in the carolinas are dead from weather-related incidents. c-n-n's andy rose reports on the situation. >> reporter: record rainfall is hitting south carolina hard. some areas have been slammed with up to 24 inches of rain so far this weekend. leading to historic flooding, and dangerous conditions. >>: "what i got on my body is what we have. pretty much everybody down that hill there has lost everything this morning. our vehicles, our clothes, everything. we still have our lives, we still have our lives." >> reporter: news cameras captured dramatic rescues in columbia sunday. with emergency personnel using boats to retrieve people stranded by the storm. >>: "basically the entire state has been hard hit by these floods. it's a historic flood, the likes of which we haven't seen." "we've got swift water rescue teams that are in place now just trying to get people out of the water." >> reporter: local authorities say they've carried out about one-hundred-forty water rescues
in one county alone. officials are telling everyone to stay home. and call for help if conditions get dangerous. president obama has already declared an emergency in south carolina. freeing up federal dollars to help with the crisis. south carolina governor nikki haley told reporters the rainfall was monumental. >>: south carolina: "we haven't seen this level of rain in the low country in a thousand years. that's how big this is." >> reporter: as another 8 to 10 inches of rain were predicted to fall over most of the state's coast late sunday through monday. i'm andy rose, reporting. >> vicki: south carolina isn't the only state affected by weather. as hurricane joaquin moves northeast into the atlantic ocean. residents along the east coast can expect high winds and coastal flooding through monday. meanwhile. hurricane joaquin is moving away from the bahamas. but not before causing some damage. take a look at what it did to a terminal at the san salvador airport--debris scattered everywhere. the category four storm is now
headed toward bermuda. >> vicki: back here at home. it was a windy but sunny day here in the bay area. kron 4's brian van aken has been tracking the forecast. down? >> brian: a potent storm system that came through the bay area last night produced winds up and over 50 mph in some spots. it also made for early morning showers across the north bay and contra costa county. rainfall amounts were just a few hundredths, but napa had almost a quarter-inch. with the departure of that system into southern california, its strong winds, showers, and thunderstorms have gone with it. in its wake, we've seen an afternoon temperatures.
a fair weather pattern is setting up for the week ahead and it looks to hold in place through next weekend. afternoon highs are forecast to reach the 70s bayside and 80s in the valleys. by friday, the forecast models indicate an offshore wind pattern developing. offshore winds warm things up, and we could get 80s by the bay and 90s in the valleys into the weekend. a storm system heads toward northern california sunday, but right now all of its rain stays north of the bay.
>> vicki: san francisco's waterfront will be buzzing as the 35th annual fleet week kicks off. starting tomorrow you'll see planes passing through and over the bay, all in preparation for the signature air shows. tonight we're going to take you up with the patriots jet team. >> vicki: the patriots jet team
is the largest volunteer aerobatic team in the world. based in byron. run by pilot randy howell - and fueled by a passion for aviation. >> vicki: the team of six patriot jets will be taking to the skies for fleet week. doing their death defying stunts for the crowds on >> vicki: we visited the patriots hanger for a sneak peak at what we can expect. >>: 1 maneuver that nobody else does is the talmudic slide. >> vicki: here they are up close - the l-39 fighter jets flown by pilots like scratch - formerly from the canadian snowbirds flight team. >>: kyaks silly dream but like i am fine like superman. >> vicki: the patriots jet team
is made up of pilots like randy howell and scratch. and here at the patriot's jet aviation to fledgling pilots as young as 15. but it's always safety first. >> vicki: i had the great privilege of flying with the patriots a few years ago. and they actually gave me the stick to fly for a few seconds. here's my iphone video out cockpit window. >>: you know how close we fly and how exciting that can be but you also understand their risks >> vicki: it was a total thrill! but unlike me, the patriots jet team is a group of highly experienced jet pilots with the right stuff. who to steal a line from the movie top gun "have a need for speed.".and a love of flying up in the clouds. >> vicki: kron 4 is proud to welcome the blue angels to this year's san francisco fleet week.
you can catch all of the high flying thrills as we bring you the blue angels live, saturday october 10th starting at 2 p-m. >> vicki: coming up at 8:30. a cargo ship missing at sea. with americans onboard. signs appearing in the water of what their fate could be. ivy league universities being warned tonight of an unspecified threat. what authorities are telling students. my name is jamir dixon and i'm a locate and mark fieldman
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>> vicki: still ahead. a community still shell-shocked after a mass killing on campus. we'll hear from survivors. neighborhoods under water. the relentless rain and wrath of mother nature in south carolina. and a bay area home invasion robbery all caught on camera. victims want to know if you recognize this man.
a huge outpouring of community support for the victims, their families, and the survivors of the umpqua community college shooting. >> vicki: kaitlyn bolduc has a look at the special ways the oregon community is remembering those who lost their lives in thursday's tragedy. >> reporter: hard at work.
>> vicki: rescuers in south carolina can't even count how many people they had to pull out from cars stuck in high water. an emergency official says there were about 140 such rescues in dochester alone. many cities and highways are inundated because of rain the state hasn't seen in a very long time. >>: we haven't seen this rain like this in a thousand years. >> vicki: some parts of the state got more than 18-inches of rain in the south carolina is taking the brunt of storm system that's pummeling people from georgia to delaware. at least three people in the state have been killed, plus another one in the neighboring north carolina.
>> vicki: investigators are asking for the public's help identifying an armed man wanted in connection with a possible home invasion robbery in san francisco. the incident occurred in the around 8:40 a-m monday. in a security video posed to you-tube.the armed suspect can be seen attacking a man in a garage. a struggle.he's able to wrestle the handgun away from the suspect. he then moved outside of the garage and pointed the weapon at his attacker.who then flees the immediately available.but police say he had dread locks. >> vicki: police arrested a vacaville man early this morning after he allegedly broke into a furniture store to throw things around.damage the lighting.and punch holes in the walls. around 3:20 a-m, police responded to a burglary alarm in the 300 block of east monte they found 33-year-old damon reynolds in the back of the store bleeding from the head. after further investigation.they discovered furniture, electronics, and jewelry thrown around and broken. the damage to the business was estimated at more than 15-hunred dollars. >> vicki: universities in
philadelphia today warned students and faculty about an "unspecified" threat of violence being monitored by local and federal law enforcement agencies. the university of pennsylvania, temple university, and drexel university sent out alerts. authorities say they had no knowledge of specific threat to students or to a particular univeristy. one student shared her thoughts about the threat.
>>: of the recent things i've been gone in on its a scary thing that happened in our campus. >> vicki: a statement on drexel's website says the threat came from "a recent social media posting" after last week's shooting at umpqua community college in oregon. the schools plan to operate normally monday.and students are urged to report any suspicious activity. >> vicki: a suspect arrested in mexico for his role in a double- homicide. we'll show you how bay area law enforcement had a hand in bringing him in. >> reporter: 8 warm up coming
>> brian: a potent storm system that came through the bay area last night produced winds up and over 50 mph in some spots. it also made for early morning showers across the north bay and contra costa county. rainfall amounts were just a few hundredths, but napa had almost a quarter-inch. with the departure of that system into southern california, its strong winds, showers, and thunderstorms have gone with it. in its wake, we've seen an abundance of sunshine and warm afternoon temperatures. a fair weather pattern is setting up for the week ahead and it looks to hold in place through next weekend. afternoon highs are forecast to reach the 70s bayside and 80s in the valleys. by friday, the forecast models indicate an offshore wind pattern developing. offshore winds warm things up, and we
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negative impact on the naval evidence. >> reporter: the the streets are packed and barely any street parking. >> reporter: andaman this case there is to car driveway and she on the rance want driveway. >>: are tame as looking into our zoning laws and to the area. >> vicki: and if you'd like to connect
follow him on twitter. or email - slate-at-kron4-dot- com. >> vicki: california. a 20-pound *pup came face-to- face with three bears who got into a family home. but as c-n-n's rebecca ferriter reports, the dog scared them off. >> reporter: attention, huh?" >> reporter: or size fool you. >>: "come on, silly, come on." >> reporter: jules is a true guard dog. >>: "she wasn't having it, property." >> reporter: on friday afternoon, two bears believed to be about a year old each wandered into the family's front yard. a third bear was on the balcony, just out of range of the camera. >>: "momma bear is sitting up here." >> reporter: jules didn't care how many bears she chased them off. here you see one bear, estimated at about 100 pounds, scampers up the fence to get away from >>: "she blew me away, couldn't believe that she turned into a wolverine." >> reporter: david hernandez says a wildfire a couple of years ago impacted the food source for wildlife, so animals now look for food in people's yards.
hernandez says some of his neighbors are even encouraging it by feeding the bears. >>: "it is a crime, you can do jail time if you're caught doing it. some of my neighbors give them dog food in 25-pound bags. there's one lady in the neighborhood that actually makes them meatloaf." >> reporter: while it might sound funny, with two young kids hernandez isn't taking any chances. his daughter's bedroom window is boarded up to prevent bears from the sliding the glass open. he's even installed cameras that can alert him to any activity in the home. >>: "there's nothing more dangerous in a forest than a mother bear, nothing." >> reporter: so why live in the monrovia foothills? >>:"you could have drive by's or you can have bears. what it gonna be?" >> vicki: someone is hacking unprotected wi-fi routers everywhere. the vigilante hacker is forcing owners to make them more secure. the custom-built software is nicknamed "if-watch" and it is
spreading quickly. the software has snuck into at least 10-thousand internet- connected devices, usually wi-fi routers. "if-watch" tries to kill any malware on your router. it also gives your device automatic, friendly updates that protect it from computer viruses. researchers say while it is illegal to access people's computers without the owners permision, they have not seen any malicious activity. >> vicki: hands on a piece of star wars history. the iconic bikini worn by princess leia sold for a whopping 96-thousand dollars at an online auction. the skimpy costume was famously worn by carrie fisher in "return of the jedi." it also comes with a collar and chain link that alien gangster
>> vicki: this sunday night. you'll follow reporters as they cover breaking news of a wildfire in lake county. that's tomorrow at 9-30. right after sports night live. >> vicki: sports fans not happy with how their bay area teams performed this afternoon. jr stone in to explain today's poor performance both from the raiders and the 49ers. next.