tv KRON 4 Evening News KRON April 19, 2017 5:00pm-7:01pm PDT
(vicki) another big story we are tracking for you tonight at five. bill o'reilly is out at fox news... rupert murdoch announced today that he's terminating the network's most popular host..(grant) o'reily had been in hot water after it was revealed that he and fox news have paid out some 13-million dollars in settlements to women who filed settle sexual harassment suits.. catherine heenan is here with the latest details.. (catherine) about the time bill o'reilly was shaking the pope's hand this morning....while on a visit to rome..his bosses were finalizing the announcement... o'reilly is out...despite his denials of wrong-doing....and the fact his ratings are as high - or higher - than ever. rupert murdoch was reportedly convinced to fire his 67-year-old star at the
urgingof his two sons....james and lachlan. this after the new york times reported this month that five women were paid a total of13 million dollars to keep quiet about unpleasant encounters with o'reilly. fox news issued a statement to employees today...telling them the company wanted to continue its "commitment to fostering a work environment built on the values of trust and respect." o'reilly had been scheduled to return from a vacation next monday.but he's gone -- and his time slot will eventually be taken over by tucker carlson. dozens of advertisers had been pulling out of o'reilly's show... meantime....this is just the latest setback for fox.roger ailes - who helped create fox news - resigned last july. former anchor gretchen carlson had accused 'him' of sexual harassment...w hich he denied. and network star megyn kelly announced her departure in january....she's going to
re-surface at nbc. there was speculation that the scandals were partof the reason she chose to leave.. grant? (grant) former new england patriots star aaron hernandez...is dead. the 27-year old was found hanged in his massachusetts prison cell this morning....just days after he was acquitted in a double murder case. but the former tight end was serving a life term for killing a former friend back in 20-13. hernandez is survived by his fiance and their 4-year-old daughter. both were in the courtroom last week. later in the show...many of his former teammates were at the white house today...to celebrate the super bowl win...but not tom brady...why the san mateo native backed out...that's coming up at 5:40. (vicki) happening now... police are searching for a man who assaulted a woman on the campus of san jose state university. the incident happened around 8 last night... in the area of south 7th street and east san fernando street. police say the woman was jogging when
a man tried to grab her. she then took off and hid in the car of another student in a nearby parking lot. the suspect is being described as a black male adult in his 40's... around 6'3'' wearing a gray cap and a camouflage jacket. the woman was not injured in the incident. (grant) big night in oakland... as the warriors try to stay red hot and win another playoff game against portland. but a superstar may not be suiting up for the dubs.(vicki) there's a chance kevin durant will be held out...because of an injury. we have team coverage at oracle tonight and it begins with mark carpenter who's live courtside. mark? some of the warriors are out here warming up and we probably won't be seeing kevin durant on the floor.vono official word has come down yet, but according to multiple reports, its doubtful the superstar will play as he is dealing with a calf strain. if he does end up not playing, this isn't too serious and most likely a precautionary move. warriors are expected to
make a deep run in the playoffs and you'd rather have kd healthy down the stretch than in round 1 in a game the warriors can win without him. let's hear from some of his teammates at this mornings shootaround. some of the warriors are out here warming up and we probably won't be seeing kevin durant on the floor.no official word has come down yet, but according to multiple reports, its doubtful the superstar will play as he is dealing with a calf strain. if he does end up not playing, this isn't too serious and most likely a precautionary move. warriors are expected to make a deep run in the playoffs and you'd rather have kd healthy down the stretch than in round 1 in a game the warriors can win without him. let's hear from some of his teammates at this mornings shootaround. "we went 15-and- 5 without him and had a tough stretch without him as well... and we... we learned we've got to do it collectively... no one's gonna make up for what kevin does individually... it's impossible." "we've overcome... you know... travails all year... especially when kevin was out earlier in the year so being able to... he's questionable tonight... he might play...but either way we've got to be ready as a team."
oncam tagtipoff set for 7:30. after tonight series moves to portland for games 3 and 4. (vicki) tipoff is now just in less than three hours... and dubs fans are getting ready to take their seats at oracle area... kron four's lydia pantazes spoke with fans who are getting ready to 'defend our ground'. lydia? as you can see the warm up s are taking place....and everyone who attends the game will get one of these shirts... there are several fans here already...doors open at about
5:30pm.outside there is a booth where fans can get a commemorative ticket with their picture.we talked to some fans and people working the fan booth outside about the game. chantelle patel/fan "it shakes we're usually on the outside and you can feel the fans and you can feel the vibe in oracle it's crazy!"laverne osegueda/fan "what are you most excited about? to see curry hopefully durrant will still play but that's up in the air, clay, splash brothers." first 2-thousand fans who check into facebook will get a warriors item.also, 8-thousand fans will get thunder sticks. reporting live in the oracle arena, lydia pantazes kron4 news. (grant) the city of san francisco is gearing up for the unsanctioned 4-20 celebration that happens in golden gate park every year. kron4's maureen kelly reports that this year the
city is taking new steps to try to control the pot party that's gotten bigger and many say, messier. hey potheads....get ready for your mellow to be harshed.the unorganized freewheeling celebration of all things cannabis that has turned into an annual event every april 20th is about to get a makeover.today staging could be seen going up....lines of portopotties have been installed and a big fence has gone up around hippie hill...to help control the crowds.the man in the hat is one of the haight street merchants who have been tapped by the city to oversee and sponsor the event. they've raised over a hundred thousand dollars that will go to help reign in the chaos...this video that shows the just some of the massive amount of trash that's gets left behind after the pot smoke clears. city crews usually clean up 20- thousand pounds of garbage...after this event.
talk about a bummerwhile the city still frowns on the event...at news confernce today, they said they felt that they had to do something to try and get a handle on this.there's no owner of the event people to show up there's no organizer of 420, there's no event promoter or producer of 420 so it just happens and we know what happens and this is an effort to be a little bit more prepared and to provide some of the health and safety services that frankly we know of after years and years and years of having done this that we need attendees who show up here at the gate to get into what is still a free event are going to find new rules in place.....like no booze will be allowed inside....and no glass ...and that applys to bongs as well as bottles. drug sales won't be permitted and they won't be letting anyone in under the age of 18. 420 is no event for children. we we do not want children at this event, children should not be at this event and we have partnered with the children's protective services and we will take enforcement action if necessary. the opinions of those hanging out at hippie hill on 4-19 were mixed . putting up fences in goldengate park in san francisco that borders on the ridiculousi don't mind that someone's hand is coming in to put a little structure into it it's been really overcrowded and out of control sometimes and we'll see what happens.the city says they plan to start shutting the event down at 6p....after which crews will start cleaning up as much as they can before dark....and be
back out to finish the job starting at the crack of dawn on 4/21.maureen kelly kron4 news. (vicki) a massive sinkhole... is inching towards an east bay retirement community. still ahead on kron four news... we'll tell you where this is happening and how this is impacting that community. (grant) plus, months after a historic east bay church went up in flames... we take you above the re-building process, for a unique look at the challenges that remain.(vicki) but first, we now know the names of the victims - shot and killed during yesterday's shooting rampage in downtown fresno. how the gunman says he pick his victims. (brittney) i'm chief meteorologist brittney shipp, i'll have your full bay area forecast after the break.
"kori muhammad is not a terrorist, but he is a racist. he's filled with hate and he set out this past week to kill as many people as he possibly could."( grant )police say the man responsible for yesterday's killing spree in fresno freely confessed to his crime ... and even laughed as he described the murders.the suspect said he prepared for the rampage by cutting off his braids and burning them in a voodoo ritual.(vicki )those are just come of the bizarre
details released today catherine heenan is here to tell us more. (catherine) fresno police say kori muhammad's trail of death began last week when he murdered this man, a security guard at a local motel six. he told them that after he learned he was the prime suspect ... he made a deadly decision. "what he told our detectives last night is that once he saw he was wanted for murder, he was not going to go down for shooting a security guard for disrespecting him. he was going to kill as many white males as possible."bang bang bang a police shot spotter recorded the sound of gunfire at this intersection.four shots fired into a pg&e truck, killing 34 year old zachary randalls a newly hired worker, on his first ride=along.the shooter told police he spared the driver because he was hispanic.a few blocks he fired at a man on his porch, missing him.he then walked down jackson street, killing 37 year old mark james garrett.
then he told police he reloaded and shot at 58=year=old david martin jackson ... emptying his 357 magnum,bang bang bang bangless than four minutes after the first shots, it was all over. police arrived and momammed surrendered...saying he repected the police and did not want the officers to have to shoot him."kori muhammad is a very calloused individual. when he was taking our police officers and detectives around to various locations last night and yesterday, as he spoke about the shootings and shooting individuals, he did so in a very calolus manner, and in fact laughed multiple times as he described what transpired."when he gave up, muhammad had surrounded himself with various voodoo amulets he said would ward off evil.he said he is muslim, but be prays to seven different gods and described one of his gods as agouna..
(catherine)police say they did not recover a gun.they say surveillance videoo show that it was picked up by a hispanic man.... they are asking that he turn himself in immediately. (grant) happening now. civil air patrol crews are searcing for a small plane that failed to arrive in petaluma... after taking off from truckee. the plane with two people aboard.... left the truckee tahoe airport just before four monday afternoon. a search was activated yesterdayafter the plane never arrived at the petaluma airport. tonight crews say radar analysis and cellphone forensics have helped narrow the search...to a rugged area northwest of truckee. the plane has an emergency locator transmitter...but so far no signal from that transmitter. (vicki) the rush is on - to try and stabilize a large landslide near a retirement community before it gets any worse. it is all happening in the east bay city of pinole. this is video of it courtsy of our partnership with abc-7. as kron four's terisa estacio shows us, all of this started
as just a small crack, but then the ground gave way and opened up. this is the large landslide located behind the bay park retirement community and buddisht temple in pinole - as you can see it created a giant pit in the ground. all of this, a stark contrast to what it did look like - look here - in these exclusive pictures obtained by kron four, you can see how it was a road, linking the retirement facility's parking lot to the temples - the road was starting to crumble - and crack.. and then this - this is a overhead view from our helicopter partnership with abc seven news - the hole enormous now - and impacting residents who call bay park home. stephen harris. it saddens me. the road just opened up, a few cracks and that was it. terisa estacio, reporting, pinole and see that behind me, that is a mini loader, they are making a path, to bring in an excavator, so that they can go in - dig up dirt and figure out how deep it is and whether it is going to get any worse. the back park of the retirement home where an exercising room and dinning area have been shut down as a precaution. tamara miller, pinole city engineer. we are
monitoring the situation and can step in if necessary. woody's concrete owner - the crew - hired by bay park - says preliminary tests show the hole is about 40 feet deep. a geologist analzying the dirt plans to run tests in the lab to come up with a plan to stablize the area. however, with another storm on the way, it could hamper efforts or cause more problems. in pinole, te
(anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meterologist brittney shipp. .a system will bring light precipitation across the northern portion of the region from this evening into tonight. dry conditions return by tomorrow along with a warming trend into friday as high pressure builds aloft. dry weather looks to persist into the upcoming weekend with temperatures near seasonal
damaged roads are popping up around the bay area. we'll tell you about a major road closure that could affect your commute. (vicki) and next, it's becoming more and more expensive to live in one south bay community... and now that city is taking action to protect hundreds of renters. details - next.
ki) the american dream of home ownership is increasingly just that, a dream, for teachers in silicon valley. (grant) kron four's rob fladeboe has a look at the impact in one of the south bay's largest school districts. elizalde mazon teaches 7 th and 8th grade algebra and geometry here at hoover middle school in the san jose unified school district. but even after 11 years in the district, he can't afford to live in san jose so he commutes every day from the central valley. elizalde mazon/can't afford to live in san jose" it's difficult. i have been looking for a home
in san jose, but i just can't afford it with the salary i make now, even what i made 7 years ago..."with the median home price at $917,903 dollars and rising, roughly 2 percent of the homes insan jose are affordable to teachers with a starting salary of roughly $50- 55,000. that means some teachers cant even think of taking a job here while others are thinking of moving on. jennifer thomas/san jose teacher's union " it's the number one reason why we lose teachers years after year in public education, can't afford a house, can't afford the rent so they move out of the area leaving leaving students to meet with new teachers every year and substantively impacting their education..." peter allen/san jose unified school district" this presents a real challenge when you're trying to recruit new teachers
from out of the area or attracting new teachers who are just starting out and trying to establish themselves here, it's a big challenge for us..."the city council on tuesday provided some protection against no cause evictions but activists claim that a six figure income is needed just to rent a decent apartment in san jose. that is out of reach for not just teachers but also many first responders and police to say nothing of food service workers. which is why elizalde mazon bought a home in tracy, for less than half of what it might have cost him in silicon valley. elizalde mazon/can't afford to live in san jose" i used to live about five minutes from here in an apartment but the rent just kept going up so if i thought if i can afford to but a house someplace else, i don't mind the commute..."in san jose rob fladeboe kron 4 news (vicki) still ahead... we are following breaking news out of the east bay - where police activity has shutdown the walnut creek bart station. this is causing a major back up. we'll have a live report - with more details after the break.
threatening to jump from the platform. this has been going on for the last couple of hours.(vicki) while trains are moving through walnut creek, they are not stopping at the station... and for thousands that means getting off at lafayette station and taking a bus. dan kerman joins us live in lafayette right now with an update. dan?
(vicki) recent violent protests at u-c berkeley forces the school to cancel a scheduled appearance set for next week. this over security concerns. (vicki) ann coulter was scheduled to speak at the school next thursday - april 27th but it was the school that called it off.(grant) this follows several violent protests that have taken place on the schools campus over the last couple of months. kron four's haaziq madyun was on campus today - and brings us reaction to today's developments. (pkg)ann coulter's upcoming appearance on the uc berkeley campus has been cancelled. the reason...? several violent clashes between groups on the right and the left taking place on the uc campus and on berkeley city streets
matter how much they protest or whine or cry, no matter how many times the university tries to censor us ann coulter will come on april 27th">but she won't be speaking on the cal campus. berkeley college republicans say for security reasons the exact location of the event is being kept under wraps for now. in berkeley haaziq madyun kron4news (grant) berkeley's police chief is defending his departments response to saturday's violent protests. chief andrew greenwood released a statement today saying his officers were: "rightly expected to not get swept into the volatility of the crowd... and that officers intervening with a mixed group of violent protesters... could actually escalate the situation." chief greenwood says he banned weapons from being allowed at the rallies around martin luther king, jr. park. but police ended up confiscating dozens of weapons from the 20 people arrested. including a stun gun, an axe handle, and bear spray. and at least eight officers were injured
when explosives were thrown at them. (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meterologist brittney shipp. .a system will bring light precipitation across the northern portion of the region from this evening into tonight. dry conditions return by tomorrow along with a warming trend into friday as high pressure builds aloft. dry weather looks to persist into the upcoming weekend with temperatures near seasonal averages.
cleveland facebook killer. police say steve stephens entered the drive-through of a pennsylvania mcdonalds yesterday and placed an order. the employees recognized stephens and called police. they then began stalling on his order... to give officers more time to arrive. steve stephens had been on the run since easter sunday. after he shot and killed a 74- year-old robert godwin in ohio. and posted the video on facebook. family members of the fallen victim say...they find no peace knowing stephens is dead. (sot) "i'm glad he's dead, but i wish someone could have killed him the way he killed my brother.""my brother, all he ever did, was love everybody. when you got a person who don't love anybody, they can do anything to somebody." when police arrived to the mcdonalds... stephens led them on a short chase around the area... before he took his own life.
(vicki) coming up next, quadcopter four gives us a unique view at the work being done to rebuild a historic bay area church...gutted by fire. (grant) stocks are mostly lower today after a sharp drop in the price of crude oil dragged energy companies down. the dow - dropped nearly 119 points. the nasdq... added more than 13 points. and the s&p fell 4 points.
damaged by fire last year ... has a long way to go before a total renovation.(grant) but a lot of work has gone into the construction of the first congregational church's sanctuary. today we took quadcopter four above the repair work...to get a look at the progress so far. kron 4's alecia reid sat down with the senior pastor ... and tells us what's next.
new facelift is almost complete."new plaster, new carpets, refinished the floors, new upholstery on the pews"bridgeconstruction has been focused on the church's sanctuary as well as its roof, so the congregation can get back in here as soon as possible to worship. as for the main building, what's to become of it is yet to be decided."right now it's really an open question for us. we know what our values are, we long to serve the community more deeply. it's our moral obligation to put it into the service of those in need and those who are suffering in our wider community"but before any of that can happen, they need more money. with an estimated 9 million dollars in damage, the church received 100- thousand in donations that helped with the current repairs. however they're a long way from a complete rehabilitation."we think that every time something bad happens it's god's doing, and god doesn't send those things but he uses those things to help us grow"the congregation has been worshipping at another location in north berkeley. their sanctuary is on schedule to reopen for pentecost, a "high holy day" the first sunday in june. reporting in berkeley..
(glo)president trumps hosts the new england patriots at the white house. . . to honor the super bowl champions.tom brady was not there. . . citing 'personal family matters.'president trump is a big fan and a friend of brady's. he has also been close with patriots owner bob kraft and head coach bill belichick for years.other players skipped the event. . . several said their opposition to president trump was the reason. (vicki) white house press secretary sean spicer - got a surprise guest during this mornings briefing. (grant) take a look... spicer: "well see what pans out... laughs"(grant) that's new england patriots tight-end rob
gronkowski. spicer was answering a question from a reporter, when gronk poked his head around a corner saying "sean, need some help?" spicer replied "i think i got this....which gronkowski said "you sure?" this happened while the team was at the white house to visit with president trump. spicer, a patriots fan, seemed to appreciate the interruption, saying: "that was cool." (vicki) it's no myth -- starbucks is selling a unicorn frappuccino. after the break - we do a taste test to find out how magical this drink really is.
(grant) happening now... a bridge in moraga is closed after engineers say it has structural damage after a recent landslide.(vicki) the canyon road bridge is in danger of collapsing. the road is closed indefinitely between contance place and pinehurst road - in moraga. kron four's jeff pierce gives us a look at the damage. this is probably the last vehicle to cross the canyon road bridge in moraga for some time. we called our geotech team out they did an inspection yesterday and they actually discovered it's a landslide that is moving into the bridge.that vehicle brought in monitoring devices to determine just what kind of damage the bridge has sustained.they're doing drilling and installing incremonitors to continue monitoring the movement of the land slide into the bridge. they have discovered that one
of the support structure of the eighty year old bridge has moved a fraction of an inch. that was enough to declare it unsafe for any traffic.it's a serious closure for pedestrians and bicyclists. we know it's an imposition but for safety reasons we can't let anybody across.a portion of moraga is on the other side of this bridge and there is also the unincorporated town of canyon that's over there.beside the long commute those residents face it means emergency services will have to be coordinated to insure their safety. alameda county sheriff's will take some of that responsibilty.we'll also be coordinating with other agencies. oakland police, east bay regional parks police which has units in the area all the time to see in the case of an emergency situation to get assistance in as soon as possible.just how long that coordination and lengthy commutes will go on is still to be determined.right now there is no timeline.in moraga jeff pierce kron four news
.a system will bring light precipitation across the northern portion of the region from this evening into tonight. dry conditions return by tomorrow along with a warming trend into friday as high pressure builds aloft. dry weather looks to persist into the upcoming weekend with temperatures near seasonal averages. (vicki) it's the drink everyone is raving (vicki) it's the drink everyone
too... taking on the opposite effect of the sour patch kids...sour then sweet... the drink starts out purple, sweet and creamy... then as you stir it, it becomes pink, tart and sour.... (grant) starbucks says the drink was inspired by the trend of unicorn-themed food online. it will be available until
(----louis----)that's right! the 49-year-old is officially (once again) world's most beautiful! i'm looking at you and you are // one of the most beautiful women i have ever met in my entire life. i mean people magazine's most beautiful 11, 12 times i've lost count.an eternal pretty woman! today's people cover marks the 5th time the 49 year old hollywood icon has been awarded their annual prize- besting even good friend george clooney's two sexiest man covers jr: i'm going to mention that in my christmas card to the clooneys this year wow five times it is flattering jr: it's a no brainer when it comes to her. she is flat out gorgeous // 9:06:41 it's that smile, that hair but it's also that spirit people editor janine rubenstein (ruben-steen) explains how only julia has the inner and outer beauty to be able to break people's record for the most coversher first was back in 1991. at the time julia was a fresh faced 23 year old basking in the global success of "pretty woman'. snaps box julia laughs she told people/ entertainment weekly networks' jess cagle what she was like at the time . jr: just very adorable and naieve and so happy to be invited to the party (----louis----)we'll have so much more on this story tonight at 7 on the insider, for kron 4 news, i'm louis aguirre back to you
(vicki) that wraps up kron 4 news at 5.(grant) steve aveson and pam moore are here with kron 4 news at six. (steve) vicki and grant thank you. the commute home tonight for thousands of bart riders is taking a detor. a busy station closed for hours. we will have the latest on the situation next at six.(pam) and tonight is game two for the dubs... as they continue their quest for a championship. and we just found details on whether kevin durant will play. a live report from oracle
you got next? chase. helping you master what's now and what's next. ( steve ) bart riders are facing major delays tonight because police had to shutdown the walnut creek station for several hours because of this man. this is video from earlier. he was threatening jump off the platform. good evening i'm steve aveson.(pam) and i'm pam moore. this has been going on for several hours now .. leaving scores of passengers stranded and waiting in long lines to get around the mess. kron 4's dan kerman is at the lafayette bart station ... we understand this whole incident just ended... but commuters are facing some long delays. dan. bcn42 -bart
delay (update on bcn40) walnut creek (bcn) a person who was threatening to jump from a platform at the walnut creek bart station, disrupting service this evening, is reportedly on a firefighter ladder this evening and bart officials are hoping the incident will be wrapping up soon. bart trains are currently running through the walnut creek station, but not stopping, bart spokesman taylor huckaby said. the incident began at around 1:30 p.m. and bart police responded to negotiate with the person, described as an "unstable patron," and deescalate the situation. the station has been closed for hours, but as of just after 5 p.m. trains were running through the station without stopping. parallel bus service is running between pleasant hill, walnut creek and lafayette. passengers headed to walnut
creek will need to use the bus bridge. passengers should speak to station agents to be directed to the buses, huckaby said. ( pam ) we first notified viewers about this breaking news ... just after 2 p-m through a push alert. you can get them as well, through the kron four mobile app ... just make sure you enable the push alert feature when you install it. (steve) the warriors are about 90 minutes away from tipping off the second game of their playoff series. and we just learned the team will be without kevin durant tonight. ( steve ) the warriors managed to put away the portland trailblazers on sunday after durant's injury.( pam ) but a calf strain has him sidelined tonight. we have team coverage at oracle tonight .... it begins with mark carpenter who is live courtside. mark... this is a big blow to their chances.
some of the warriors are out here warming up... but we won't be seeing kevin durant in uniform tonight...the official word just came down from head coach steve kerr that the superstar has ben ruled out for game 2 tonight... the team is playing it cautious as durant is dealing with a calf strain... likey just a precutionary move as they don't want to risk aggrivating the injury... the warriors are expected to make a deep run in the playoffs and thay'd rather have k-d healthy down the stretch than in round 1 in a game the warriors can win without him.let's hear from some of his teammates at this mornings shootaround "i think i play the same way... obviously might get a few more shots but just play aggressively... move well without the ball... be patient... and try to be a pest on the defensive end... really change your mindsey just have to go out and play hard." "we going to go out there... and play like the 14 winning streak we had without him... we ave that experience during the year... i guess that's what the regular season is
for." oncam tagtipoff set for 7:30. after tonight series moves to portland for games 3 and 4. (pam) tonight's game is a sell out as always... but there could be a much different feeling among those in the crowd .. with one of the stars out of action.(steve) but... we have seen this before. last year the team faced portand in the playoffs without steph curry for several games. so what is
the mood of dub nation tonight? we go back out to oracle arena and kron 4's lydia pantazes... she caught up to some the fans before they made it inside. lydia? the fans are just starting to come in to the oracle arena... if you take a look behind me you can see shirts on every seat for people attending this game.they say "defending our ground."every fan who attends a playoff game will get a shirt... they'll be different for every round of the playoffs.(take vo)outside there is a booth where fans can get a commemorative ticket with their picture on it.so a lot of people did get here early.also the first 2-thousand fans to check into facebook gets a warriors item. as you can imagine a lot of fans have their good luck charms....we talked to a long time warriors fan about her good luck charm.
is really excited to see the warriors in the playoffs again, kind of defending our ground."> ( pam ) we have all kinds of warriors coverage and would like to see your pictures if you are going to tonight's game or just watching it. the best way to send them to us is through the kron four mobile app... just use the report feature. the app is free to download and available for apple and android devices. (steve)controversial conservative commentator ann
coulter will not be speaking on the uc berkeley campus on april 27th(pam) the university made the decision after consulting with u-c berkeley police. public safety being among the reasons the police advised cancelling the event.. this comes in the wake of recent protests on the cal campus and on berkeley city streets that erupted in volence. the school also says the organizers of the event did not give enough advance notice for school administrators to find a safe venue on campus.. >naweed tahmas/berkeley college repulicans: "the university usually asks advance notice of 4 weeks..."> >dan mogulof/uc spokesperson: "quite the contrary! we want this event to take place...,we feel comfortable securing that"> the u-c
officials say, the police department was not able to find a safe venue, so the event remains cancelled. however the berkeley college republicans say, ann coulter is still coming to speak in berkeley on april 27th. the location will be announced at a later date ( steve ) the coulter cancellation may bring up memories of what happened when alt-right activist milo yiannopoulos was suppose to speak at u-c berkeley in february. his speech never happened because protests turned violent. we saw debris being thrown at police, fires, even barricades being tosses. some of the group broke off and tore through downtown berkeley, doing considerable damage. ( steve ) and just this past weekend... we saw numerous arrests and people get injured during a rally that was billed as being in support of president trump.
this is the second time we have seen this sort of violence around one of these rallies. at least 20 people were arrested at this one. a protest in march is still being investigated and berkeley police are looking for at least three suspects involved in that riot. ( steve ) authorities need help tonight in the east bay with a child molestation case. the contra costa sheriff's office says j-b yancy is currently being held on several charges. but, they suspect there be more victims out there. yancy has lived in vallejo, richmond and fairfield. the case that led to his arrest happened in north richmond and investigators say he approached the victim in public. (pam) the rush is on to try and stabilize a large landslide near an east bay retirement community. this is what it looks like from above. this video from our helicopter partnership with abc seven. it is all happening in pinole off of appian way. back in february, the road linking the bay park retirement residence to a buddhist temple.. started to
sink. at first it was a small crack, but then the ground gave way. the retirement home has closed off several sections in the back.. as a precaution. city officials are keeping an eye on the landslide. as for the exact cause - that is being investigated. east bay mud had a line in the area that is now ruptured. crews say, ground water undermined the integrity of the road allowing it to sink .... samples are being examined to try and figure out
a fix. a live look outside right now...(pam) let's get our first look at the weather with chief meteorologist brittney shipp. .a system will bring light precipitation across the northern portion of the region from this evening into tonight. dry conditions return by tomorrow along with a warming trend into friday as high pressure builds aloft. dry weather looks to persist into the upcoming weekend with temperatures near seasonal averages.
( steve ) coming up.. another building hanging dangerously on the edge of a cliff along the coastline... we'll show you what's going on in half moon bay.( pam ) the annual celebration of all this marijuana at golden gate park tomorrow.. may have a different "feel" this year, as city officials get involved.. we'll explain.( steve ) plus, the latest on the triple murder in fresno this week and the suspect's disturbing reaction to it all..
because shoulders were made for greatness. not dandruff. (grant) new video just into the kron4 newsroom from walnut creek. that's where we've been tracking breaking news... a man had been threatening to jump from the platform. bart then powered down that station...including the electrified third rail. here he is...coming down from the ledge... he's been placed on an emergency psychiatric hold. this disruption started around 1:30 today when police were called about an unruly man theratening to hurt himself. trains are now stopping at walnut creek. service is trying to get back to normal
but residual delays persist...thousands of people...waiting in lines for buses and waiting for rides because they could not stop at walnut creek. fresno authorities are describing the man accused of gunning down three white men ... as a 'hate- filled racist'.... who set out this past week, to 'kill as many people as possible.' they say kori muhammad is not only unrepentent-- he's been laughing about what he did.. catherine heenan is here with the latest.. (catherine) authorities say kori muhammad began his killing when he gunned downa security guard at a motel last week.....and when he realized he was wanted.... set out to systematically kill as many white people as he could... photos have now been released of the three men he shot yesterday... mark gassett was shot as he walked away from catholic
charities with a bag of groceries.. zack randalls - the father of a 3- year-old girl - had just started working for pg&e and was on his first ride-along with a crew. and david jackson was a 58-year- old fresno resident....chosen in part becausehe was 'older and heavier.' police say the suspect has talked to them, detailing what he did....often showingonly amusement. the mother of one of the victims - mark gassett talked to reporters today...saying she's heartbroken.... rosie wagner - mother of victim mark gassett he had a heart of gold. he had two beautiful little boys. he was a good-hearted person. chief jerry dyer / fresno police: kori muhammad is a very callused individual. when he was taking our police officers and detectives around to various locations last night and yesterday, as he spoke about the shootings and shooting individuals, he did so in a very callus manner, and in fact laughed multiple times as he described what transpired. there have been
memorials and vigils for the victims...including this one hosted by an interfaith group last night. police say that when they arrested muhammad....he was surrounded by voodoo amulets...meant to ward off evil. he told police he 'respected' them and didn't want to force them to shoot him. pam and steve? (steve on cam) they are not alone but teachers are among those least able to afford a home where they teach. in silicon valley, for example, the starting salary for teachers in the san jose unified school district is about $50-55 thousand dollars. but the median home price in san jose jose is roughly $917,000 dollars. even with 11 years experience, hoover middle school teacherelizalde
mazon is 'priced out' of the market. he bought a home for less than half that in tracy but he's commuting three hours day. the rental picture is not much better. the teachers association agrees with affordable housing activists who say that a six figure salary is needed to rent the average 2-bedroom apartment in much ofsan jose. ( pam ) in half moon
bay... demolition work is beginning on a home that is dangerously close to sliding off a cliff. the building belongs to the california state parks system... and no one has lived in the home for quite some time. crews have gone ahead and cleared out whatever was inside... and cutoff the gas and power lines. this video is from our helicopter partners at a-b- c seven. if all goes as planned... the home will be reduced to rubble and the property cleared out by this weekend. let's take a look outside right now for the current conditions in the bay area... (pam) chief meteorologist brittney shipp joins us now with the forecast.
.a system will bring light precipitation across the northern portion of the region from this evening into tonight. dry conditions return by tomorrow along with a warming trend into friday as high pressure builds aloft. dry weather looks to persist into the upcoming weekend with temperatures near seasonal averages. (steve) acquitted of murder charges, averages.
disgraced former n-f-l player and convicted murderer aaron hernandez is dead... the former new england patriots player was found hanged in his cell this morning.. catherine heenan is here with details on what happened... and how some question whether it was actually suicide.. (catherine) massachusetts corrections authorities say hernandez used a bed sheet whichhe attached to his cell window... and had tried to block the doorway by putting various items in the way..
this is video after hernandez was arrested in 20- 13... his lawyer says he intends to conduct his own investigation into what happened..saying tonight that there were "no conversations or correspondence from aaron to his family or legalteam to indicate anything like this was possible." the former n-f-l star was sentenced to life in prison for the killing of former friend odin lloyd. but just last friday - was acquitted of killing two men outside a boston nightclub in 20-12. another of his lawyers talked to reporters tonight...saying he finds the suicide hardto understand.. . robert proctor/attorney:i can only speak about the aaron hernandez that i knew. he was gracious, kind liked aaron as a person...treated us all with utmost respect, we genuinely liked aaron as a person. he was an eternal optimist. it is very hard for me to accept that he committed suicide but we are keeping an open mind. reporter: so you don't think that sounds like aaron at all. robert proctor/attorney: not the aaron i know. reporter: you don't believe he was suicidal?robert proctor/attorney: not the aaron i know. hernandez died on the
same day that his former team was visiting the white house.. president trump hosted the patriots today to honor the super bowl champions. not all team members showed up....including tom brady...who said he was dealing with "family matters." hernandez is survived by his fiance and their four-year-old daughter..steve and pam? (steve) and the trial for the orlando nightclub gunman's wife could be pushed back until next year. a proposed trial was filed earlier today in federal court. and instead of having the trial start as early as june... it would have noor salman's trial start in march 2018... and lasting for 25 days. salman is charged with obstruction and aiding and abetting her husband, omar mateen. mateen opened fire at the pulse gay nightclub last june. 49 people were
killed and dozens more were injured. a hearing is scheduled for tomorrow to go over the schedule. (pam) just ahead.. high speed rail in california is still a contentious issue... nonetheless, the call is now going out for financial support.. details ahead.(steve) claims that an i-phone left one man with second degree burns.. what he says happened.(pam) preparations underway to handle the annual 4-20 marijuana celebrations differenlty this year compared to years past.. we'll tell you what to expect this time.
tomorrow is the unofficial holiday celebrating cannabis. it is called '4-20' .. and for the past several years now, this event has created chaos in san francisco's golden gate park and the surrounding neighborhoods. (steve) kron4's maureen kelly talked to city officials today who are trying a new tactic to try and control the event and the mess it leaves behind. what you see behind me is part of a massive fence that is surrounding hippie hill and sharon meadow.....it's part of a plan cooked up by the city and some local merchants who
are trying to organize this pot party in order to keep it mellow.an estimated 15 thousand people turn up at this event every year.and this is video of just a fraction of the trash that they leave behind.the clean up and extra staff needed to police this unsanctioned shindig costs the city more than a hundred thousand dollars every year. the merchants have raised more money to add portopotties, the fencing and security who are going to be at entrances enforcing some rules....no one under 18 will be allowed in side....neither will booze or glass.....and that applys to bongs as well as bottles. people won't be allowed to sell drugs....but doing them....well that's another matter.it is what it is. we can't stop the people, we're talking over 15,000 people. we can't stop everyone from smoking pot. technically smoking in the park is illegal but we realize that this event as i said is going to happen whether we want it to happen or not and its irresponsible to do nothing and that's with this effort is about doing something and being realistic
about what we should be focusing our energy on. the opinions of those hanging out at hippie hill on 4-19 were mixed .negative negative negative negative dude. like why? it wasn't like this last year so why you do it now. we've asking the city to put porter potties out and put more garbage cans out. they complain about the mass that's made it for 20 but they did nothing to alleviate it and now they're finally doing it which is a good thing. the city says they plan to start shutting this event down at 6p....and after the crowd and the smoke clear out...city crews will get work on cleaning up.maureen kelly kron4 news. (steve)in sonoma (steve) (steve)in sonoma county. . . authorities now investigating a hash lab. . . .this after an explosion set off inside a sebastopol home.take a look of this picture from the sonoma county sheriff's office. . . you can see the damage to the burned walls.the blast went off at around 9-30 last night at the home on hessel road. upon arrival. . . police also found a large marijuana grow.
. . and seized several other items after serving a search warrant.28-year-old nicholas fusco is believed to be responsible. fusco could be facing felony charges. ( pam ) wells fargo's new c-e-o is speaking out... about how to get people to trust the san francisco- based bank again. a major fake account scandal has led to a big shakeup ... and 53-hundred employees being fired... ( pam ) sloan says, wells fargo has hired
back roughly a thousand former employees... who left because they were uncomfortable with the bank's culture. wells fargo was fined 185 -million dollars for opening 2- million accounts without customers' permission. (steve) new at 6. california's state treasurer is selling over one billion bucks in high-speed rail bonds. that's despite an ongoing legal challenge to the project. deputy treasurer tim schaefer says that the bonds will be issued tomorrow. even though the lawsuit isn't resolved. a sacramento county superior court judge postponed a hearing on opponents' latest attempt to derail the $64 billion bullet train untill next week. chief meteorologist brittney shipp joins us now... .a system will bring light
here at the lafayette bart station and throughout the bart system a tough day for because bart trains were not stopping along the walnut creek station between one thrity and five thrity. that's because a man was threatining to jump off one of the tracks. eventually the man came down at five thrity and then trains continued stopping at the walnut creek station. during the time the station was clsoed a bus bridge was put in place. but there were very long lines.as people had to get off the bart train and then get back on the train. in lafayette dan kerman kron4 news. see that behind me, that is a mini loader, they are making a path, to bring in an excavator, so that they can go in - dig up dirt and figure out how deep it is and whether it is going to get any worse. this hole in pinole openned
up recently in pinole, behind bay park retirement facility on appian way. the area used to be a road behind the center linking it to a buddist temple's lot. crews believe the hole is about 40 feet deep. samples were taken to try and figure out how to stablize the area. te here in silicon valleythe high cost of buying a home is keeping most new teachers priced out of the market. in san jose, for example, the median home price is now roughly $917 thousand dollars and rising. that's why alizalde mazon, who teaches algebra and geometry at hoover middle school, bought a home and commutes three hours every day fromthe central valley. the san jose teachers association says the lack of affordable housing is the number one reason why school dstricts are losing teachers and finding it difficult to recruit and retain their replacements. in san jose rob
fladeboe kron 4 news (pam) after an accidental dip in the pool with his i- phone .. we'll tell you how that phone ended up allegedly burning a manon his stomach. you're going to be hanging out in here. so if you need anything, text me. do you play? ♪ ♪ use the chase mobile app to send money in just a tap, to friends at more banks then ever before. you got next? chase. helping you master what's now and what's next. out of texas where a man says,
went into the pool with his phone over the weekend. he turned it off and tried to dry it... putting it in a container of rice to help remove the water. the man says the phone would not turn back and he left it on his bed and fell asleep. when he woke up in the morning... he felt a sharp pain on his side after rolling over the phone. you can see the aftermath... the burn mark left behind. the man has filed a report with apple. in sports... we'll go back to mark carpenter... live at oracle arena...... as the warriors prepare for game two... without kevin durant... mark has that story... plus, a little a's baseball.. and the patriots at the white house... coming up
now just a few minutes ago... steph curry came out and did his thing... still the most popular player in the league... his warm-up rutine is still a must see for any nba fan... again... kevin durant will not play due to that calf strain... it looks like a precautionary move by the team... not wanting to risk further injury for a first round game in a series they already lead one-zero... earlier today during their shoot-around at team headquarters...coach kerr and the gang prepared knowing it looked unlikely durant would
play... steph curry played some of his best basketball of the season when durant was out with the knee sprain... so did the team as they ran of a 14-game win streak without k-d...draymond green provided the spark in game one and will have to do the same tonight... the dubs talked about having to adjust to the absence of durant in game-2... k "its not worth it. i "we went 15-and-5 without him and had a tough stretch without him as well... and we... we learned we've got to do it collectively... no one's gonna make up for what kevin does individually... it's impossible.""we going to go out there... and play like the 14 winning streak we had without him... we ave that experience during the year." "we've overcome... you know...
travails all year... especially when kevin was out earlier in the year so being able to... he's questionable tonight... he might play...but either way we've got to be ready as a team." right across oracle arena... the a's were playing their series finale against the rangers. (17 seconds) the a's came out on fire yonder alonso had a great afternoon. bottom of the first he hits an r-b-i double down the 'loanmart' sign bringing in the fourth run of the inning... he finished with a pair of r-b-i's (11 seconds) khris davis out the game away with a 2-run bomb... that's his seventh home run of the season. he tied for most in major league baseball a's spank the rangers 9-1 the patriots were at the white house to celebrate their super bowl win over the falcons. but before they
were honored by president trump... rob gronkowski had some fun with press secretary sean spicer sean spicer: "well see what plans out in negotiations, but i think there's an opportunity to... can i just... rob gronkowski: "need some help"sean spicer: "uh...(laughter)... i think i got this, but thank you maybe... thanks man i'll see you in a minute (laughter) hold on one second (laughter) alright that was cool". new england is the first team that president trump welcomes to the white house. 34 players were present... tom brady did not attend because of dealing with family matters. the patriots didn't talk about the elephant in the room... former tight end aaron hernandez dying this morning. it was a very positive ceremony... the 45th president congratualted the pats for creating a winning culture... being the team has gone to the white house five times since owner robert kraft and bill belichick took over
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its way, passwords could become a thing of the past.( steve ) the social network is testing out some technology right now. here is how it works. if you forget your password on some other service, you would use your facebook account to verify your identity. one example is you would need to correctly identify photos of some of your facebook friends in order to gain access to your other accounts. facebook says it is a way to use identifying information to stay secure without sacrificing your privacy. last weather and goodbye
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