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tv   KRON 4 Early News  KRON  April 20, 2017 4:00am-7:01am PDT

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(james) good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm james fletcher. (james)lets get a check of weather this morning... (anny hong): high pressure building off the coast will bring a warming and drying trend to the bay area and monterey bay
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region. expect temperature to warm through friday followed by a slight cooling trend for the weekend. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101.
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( james ) our top no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101.
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( james ) our top story this morning.... a man in the east bay is shot inside his own home by thieves. it happened in the oakland hills. and in addition to the shooting, neighbors say at least three other homes were burglarized and ransacked. kron 4's j.r. stone explains what happened and updates us on the victim's condition.)
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( james @ landing ) ( james @ ( james @ landing )
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another big story we are following this morning.. u-c berkeley is pulling the plug on ann coulter... saying she will not be welcome on campus next thursday as planned. the university says the decision was made in the interest of public safety... adding the organizers of the event didn't give the school enough time to find a safe venue on campus.
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feel comfortable securing that">( james ) the berkeley ( james ) the berkeley college republicans say they are determined to have coulter speak on april 27th and are working now to secure a new location. ( james ) happening now... police in mountain view are looking for a missing teen. this is a picture of her. she is 13-year-old myra renteria. she was last seen leaving crittenden middle school yesterday in mountain view. myra is a little over five feet tall. roughly 105 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes police believe she may have taken public transportation out of the area. anyone with any
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information is asked to contact the police immediately. ( james ) in fresno... police are describing the man accused of gunning down three white men as a 'hate- filled racist'. and they add kori muhammad set out this past week to 'kill as many people as possible.' they say muhammad is not only un- repentent about what they say he did, he has been laughing about it. police say muhammad began his killing spree when he gunned down a security guard at a motel last week. and when he realized he was a wanted man he set out to systematically kill as many white people as he could. these are newly released pictures of the three men who were shot. mark gassett was shot as he walked away from catholic charities with a bag of groceries.. zack randalls - the father of a three- year- old girl - had just started working for p- g-&e. he was on his first ride-along with a crew. and david jackson was 58-year -old man living in fresno. police say he was chosen in part because he was 'older and heavier.' police say muhammed has talked
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to them. detailing what he did. often showing only amusement. memorials and vigils have been held all over fresno for the victims. ( james ) now the nba playoffs... the warriors took on the portland trailblazers at home for game 2 of their best of 7 series. the dubs went into the game already up one- game to none. and golden state fans are feeling good. even though star player kevin durant is out due to injury. kron 4's lydia pantazes has more from the fans on what they thought about durant and the series. (pkg)this is what it's all about for these fans...getting to meet and maybe even get a fist bump from their favorite warrior..."did he sign your jersey? yeah, he did. you excited? yeah it's cool! but even this kid will tell you... that the most important part of tonight's game is..."trying to get a dub, trying to get a win!"some fans even wearing good luck charms "hopefully it brings us luck."hoping to give
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the warriors an edge..."my dads jacket so, this is my dads jacket, he passed away so i thought i'd bring him with us to the game, to have his presence here, even though he's got the best seat in the house upstairs." and while not everyone here is a warriors fan....."you're not a warriors fan? no."this kid is a clippers fan...something his little brother finds pretty funny since he doesn't expect his brothers team to make it to the next round."is that funny to you? are you a warriors fan? yeah. and he's not a warriors fan, no. my dad is a warriors fan."but there is one thing on fans minds.... the fact that kevin durant didn't play."i think we can handle the portland trailblazers but if it was anybody else he'd be playing." ( james ) as for the game itself, not having kevin durant in the line-up was not a problem for the dubs. steph curry got things going
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quickly with this three. he didn't have a great start to the game. scoring just 6 points in the first quarter. but the warriors still led 31-17 after the end of the first quarter... the blazers did make a run in the 2nd quarter. at one point cutting the dubs lead to just one point. but then the warriors bench took over. big man javale mcgee had a great game scoring 15 points. the warriors centers of mcgee-pachulia and west combined to score 33 points. then in the 3rd, curry went off. scoring 13 of his 19 points. the warriors defense was suffocating in this one. holding the blazers backcourt of damien lillard and c.j. mccollum to 23 after scoring 75 in game one. warriors win 110-81. (james) coming up.. bill o'reilly out at fox news. the fall out and who will replace him. and.. aaron hernandez murder conviction may be vacated . the legal precedent and what
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having the conviction vacated would mean for his family. and a look at your forecast ahead. and here's a live look (james) welcome back.
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checking in on your morning forecast. (anny hong): high pressure building off the coast will bring a warming and drying trend to the bay area and monterey bay region. expect temperature to warm through friday followed by a slight cooling trend for the weekend. no major hot spots. bay bridge
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wb 80 is
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101
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( james ) another big story we are following this morning... bill o'reilly is officially out at fox. rupert murdoch, himself, made the call to terminating the network's most popular host. the new york times reported earlier this month that five women had been paid a total of 13-million dollars... to keep quiet about sexual harrassment claims against o'reilly. o'reilly denies the allegations. but that wasn't enough to get him off wasn't enough but that wasn't enough to get him off the hook. o'reilly has been on vacation in rome. and was schedule to come back next monday. tucker carlson will eventually be taking over o'reilly's time slot. ( james ) in world news... as tension between north korea and the united states escalate, u.s. officials say all options are on the table. but south korean officials warn military action against the north would have dire consequences. and could result in the deaths of thousands. one expert who
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calcuates possible scenarios says if north korea uses a hiroshima sized bomb against seoul, more than 500-thousand people will die. but conventional or chemical attacks are more likely. it's believed north korea has up to 5-thousand tons of chemical weapons in stock. however some officials think kim jong un may not even react to an american pre-emptive strike. saying "un" knows if they do respond, the regime could be destroyed in a matter of days or weeks. ( james ) in the east bay... commuters had a hard time getting home after a man threatened to jump from a platform at the walnut creek bart station. this is video of the incident. you can see the man coming down from the ledge. he has been placed on an emergency psychiatric hold. this incident started around 1:30 yesterday afternoon and disrupted service for hours. the walnut creek bart station was closed for about 4 hours as negotiators talked with the man. ( james ) also happening
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now.. civil air patrol crews in the north bay are searcing for this small plane that failed to arrive in petaluma. it took off from truckee with two people aboard on monay afternoon. and now, 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. ( james ) crews have demolished a half moon bay home that was dangerously close to falling onto a beach. the bluffs underneath the house had been eroded away by months of wet weather. kron 4's charles clifford gives us an up close look. this past winter the powerfull storms we saw actually eroded the bluffs here in halfmoon bay back 20 or 30 feet in some places. that actually undercut the foundation of what was a small house sitting here on the bluffs and here was concern that the house might fall onto the beach so today they are
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demolishing this building.this is video of the house wednesday morning from our helicopter partnership with abc 7. it was torn down just moments after this video was taken. the house, which is about 690 square feet, is actually owned by california state parks. it was built in the 1940's and was most recently used as employee housing but had been vacant for quite some time. when the bluff erosion was discovered, state parks decided to tear it down.sotthe loss of this house is just the latest casualty of california's record breaking wet weather this past winter. just to the north in pacifica, erosion along the coast badly damaged this beach access, forced the demolition of an apartment complex and badly eroded this popular trail. back in half moon bay, the house may be gone but the foundation is still in place and the plan is to keep it that way.sot
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hoping that will help stabilize the bluff, prevent further erosion here and protect the homes that sit a little further inland. in halfmoon bay, charles clifford kron 4 news. ( james ) convicted murderer and former nfl star aaron hernandez was found dead in his massachusetts prison cell. investigators say he had "attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items" but the former pro athlete's family wants an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death. andy rose has the latest. ((((nats: "guilty of murder in the first degree")))) convicted murderer and former professional football player aaron hernandez was found hanged in his jail cell wednesday morning.the apparent suicide comes just days after hernandez was aqcuitted in a double murder case.but he was already serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of semi-pro football player, odin lloyd.hernandez, was once a rising star with the new england patriots.but two murder trials and one conviction later, he was
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instead going to spend the rest of his life in prison. hernandez was in the process of appealing his conviction when he died. now because of state law, his conviction could be vacated.the lawyer representing the families in the second murder case, say they still plan on filing a civil suit. william kennedy/ attorney for furtado and de abreu: "they were good people that deserved to live and that was robbed from them...and that's what this case was about when we first brought it, when mr. hernandez was with us...and we intend to proceed on it."meanwhile, hernandez' family wants more answers surrounding his death, and have asked their attorney to investigate. robert proctor/attorney: "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: you don't believe he was suicidal?robert proctor/attorney: not the aaron i know."i'm andy rose, reporting. ( james ) as andy rose mentioned, hernandez's murder conviction could be vacated because of his death.
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the possibility exists because massachusetts law allows for it when a defendant dies after a conviction, but ábeforeá the appeal is heard. additionally, the dean of the massachusetts school of law says if hernandez has a clean record it is possible the patriots might owe his estate a signing bonus. and the n-f-l could even owe his estate a pension. there is legal precedent to all this. back in 2003, the conviction of a child molester and roman catholic priest was vacated after he was murdered in prison. that happened at the same prison where hernandez was found dead. (robin @ landing) coming up... who is people magazine's most beautiful woman? and what has adam sandler become the king of? all that and more on today's h-t-l
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(robin) in entertainment headlines today... who is people magazine's most beautiful woman? and billy bush wants back on tv. and adam sandler is the king of netflix. all that and more on today's h-t-l daily wrap. i'm amanda salas from hollywood today live, this is the htl daily wrap.julia roberts was just named people magazine's most beautiful woman for2017. it's the record 5th time. she also landed the coveted cover in 2010, 2005, 2000, and 1991. she said she was flattered by the honor, though i bet it didn'tsurprise her. she's pretty woman for crying out loud.back in october, "the today show" host billy bush lost his gig when video of him making lewd comments with donald trump surfaced. well, hewants to get back in the tv hosting game, so he's singing about it (sound-up). ihave a little song for you billy, roses are red, violets are blue, i didn't see yoursong, cause i'm not following you.what are you
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watching on netflix? apparently, a lot of adam sandler movies. the company says that their subscribers have collectively spenthalf a billion hours watching his movies over a 17-month span, which makes himthe big daddy of streaming. they are looking at you swan. that's all for the htldaily wrap. (james) coming up... the annual 4-20 marijuana celebration at golden gate park is today. how the city is cracking down on the event and what the legalization of the drug means. also... an alarming accusation in the aftermath of the oroville dam crisis. why some believe the mass evacuations should have never happened. a look at your forecast, next. and here's a we're coming up on 4-30...
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here are the big stories we're working on for you this morning... one man is recovering this morning after being shot by a burglar at his home in the oakland hills. 30-year-old jeremy white was shot last night just before 6:00. white was inside the home taking care of his disabled mother. neighbors say buglars ransacked several homes in the area, but that they did not take much. bill o'reilly is officially out at fox. this comes after new york times reported earlier this month that five women had been paid a total of 13-million dollars to keep quiet about unpleasant encounters with o'reilly. o'reilly denies the allegations. o'reilly has been on vacation in rome. and was schedule to come back next monday. tucker carlson will eventually be taking over o'reilly's time slot. and no kevin durant no problem for the dubs. this as the warriors take a
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commanding 2 to nothing lead in their series against the blazers. the warriors defense was suffocating all game long. holding the blazers backcourt of damien lillard and c.j. mccollum to 23 after scoring 75 in game one. warriors win 110-81. (james) now lets get a check of weather and traffic. (anny hong): high pressure building off the coast will bring a warming and drying trend to the bay area and monterey bay region. expect temperature
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to warm through friday followed by a slight cooling trend for the weekend.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. ( james ) doctors have concluded that a woman charged
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with the death of an alameda county sherrif's explorer is not mentally competent to stand trial at this time. court appointed doctors found that 24-year-old laura rodgers is unable to understand the criminal proceedings against her and assist in her defense. court officals will decide on may fifth whether rodgers will receive a jury trail or be transferred to a mental facility. if rodgers is sent to a mental facility she will receive treatment so that she could possibly stand trial in the future. rodgers and her boyfriend 23-year-old curtys taylor are charged in connection with the death of karla ramirez. her body was found in a creek at the arroyo vieho recreation center in oakland on november third. ramirez was a volunteer with the sheriff's explorer program. the organizations participants often go on to become law enforcement officers. ( james ) happening today.. it is the unofficial holiday celebrating everything
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marijuana. it's called 4- 20. every year there is a huge event in san francisco. and it usually leaves behind a huge mess. this is the first year recrational pot is legal in califonria... despite that, smoking mairjuana in public is still ánotá allowed. but, that hasn't stopped people in the past. as kron4's justine waldman shows us, san francisco is planning to try and mellow the annual 420 party in golden gate park.
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sot two shotat oaksterdam university in oakland.. where people get trained about the cannabis industry we got an explaination on what prop 64 does allow people do.sot you can posses up to one ounce of cannibals you can grow up to 6 cannabis plants and you can receive that cannabis as a gift as long as it is under one ounce users still need a marijuana card to make purchases at dispensaries.the state is still figuring out how to regulate the sale of recreational marijuana which will likely take up the rest of the year.sot while you could get a friend to share up to one ounce with you are still a law obidding citizen as long as you don't fire it up outside.as for 4/20 past celebrations have cost the city more than a hundred thousand dollars each year. .merchants raised money for port-to-potties to try and keep it a little more mellow we've asking the city to put
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porter potties out and put more garbage cans out. they complain about the mass that's made it 420 but they did nothing to alleviate it and now they're finally doing it which thing. ( james ) the city says it plans to start shutting the 4-20 party down at 6 tonight. ( james ) an alarming accusation in the aftermath of the oroville dam crisis. the claim those 200-thousand people who had to abruptly evacuate never should have been in danger in the first place. and now, six california members of the house of represetatives want safety standards reviewed at big dams in the u-s. a butte county supervisor is calling out the people who operate the oroville dam. supervisor bill connolly says those officials should never have let the lake get that high. in fact managers at the nation's tallest dam got an uncommon exemption from the army corps of engineers to bypass a rule that would have required them to release huge amounts of water from the rapidly filling dam. when both spillways failed there was concern a wall of water could decimate towns
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downstream. that did not happen but now lawmakers are trying to improve dam safety here in california and throughout (james) still ahead... a giant sinkhole is causing headaches in the east bay. how a 2 foot crack turned into what you see on your screen.
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( james ) every month, officers along the peninsula crackdown on traffic violators. kron 4's stanley roberts takes us along in this edition of people behaving badly. (no u-turn and what did you do?) u-turn (in front of?) the police (and now you are?)
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busted (you know who i am) no ohhhhh no don't tell me stanley roberts people behaving badly it's step aka the saturation traffic enforcement program. this time in south san francisco, daly city and the city of brisbane it's traffic officers from all around san mateo county targeting problem traffic areas i'm riding with officer guaydacan of the brisbane police department (sound of radar gun) this driver in brisbane was going 15 miles over the posted speed limit good morning brisbane police i stopped you because you were speeding back there the speed limit is 45 and i had you at 60 on my radar am i behaving badly? why were you going so fast? actually, this is my first time getting pulled over . a clue might have been this little racer on board decal.. this is a citation for speeding .this driver in also in brisbane was about to fully blow the stop sign, but caught sight of the police cruiser tried to stop .but it was too
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late high good morning ma'am brisbane police how are you very very sorry, i was having tummy pains so i was just running to go to the restroom apparently, the rumor is if you say you have to go really really bad that counts as an emergency and you might get out of a ticket this is a citation for not stopping at that stop sign there is no truth to that rumor if you are going to be on your cell phone . don't drive in front of an officer and expect nothing to happen i stopped you because cellphone wheel you were on the roadway you know it suppose to be handsfree right. he turns the truck off oh people behaving badly, yea we are working the saturation traffic enforcement program i took the car since i was pulling into the gas station but when i saw you were still back there on the roadway there were more drivers caught including this driver who was having a jack in the box craving and almost made it . almost and this who developed a unique way to avoid the camera i'll have more in a future edtion of people behaving badly in san mateo
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county stanley roberts kron 4 news and here's a live look outside... embarcadero. all eyes are on olay ultimate eye cream. allure best of beauty and marie claire's most wanted. eyes show emotion, not your age. olay eyes. ageless. (james) here is a live
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look outside from our golden gate bridge camera.... (james) meteorologist anny hong has what you need to know before heading out the door this morning. (anny hong): high pressure building off the coast will bring a warming and drying trend to the bay area and monterey bay region. expect
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temperature to warm through friday followed by a slight cooling trend for the weekend.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from
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the maze to sf. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. ( james @ landing ) a giant sinkhole is causing problems in the east bay. it is right next to a retirement community in pinole... this is video of what it looks like... kron4's hermela aregawi gives us a closer look. you can see the gaping hole from the sky through our partnership with abc 7 news. it's hard to imagine it started with a 2 feet crack in the sidewalk..less than a month ago.it's now about 100 feet long, 80 feet wide and 40
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feet deep.stephen mark harris/bay park retirement resident: two months ago it was a road coming straight through on each side of this facility. which gave access to the parking lot in the back area. it's just amazing how all this asphalt is just crumbling under the pressure of the earth. it's like the earth is just being swallowed up and taking all the asphalt and the road is gone.the city red-tagged the lot earlier this monththey maintain that residents in this large bay park retirement community are not in danger.but some people who live here say they are still on edge.stephen mark harris/bay park retirement resident: there is a certain level of fear involved and that is understandable. everyone involved including the construction crew are in a complete tizzy. they see the problem but have no idea how
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to follow through with it. construction crews were out here for most of the morning digging up some of the soil to test it.so that crews can figure out what it require to stabilize this land so they can ultimately rebuild the parking lot and the utilities that were here.(hermela aregawi)some facilities in the backpart of the community here have been closed as a precaution.but residents tell me they're afraid it's only a matter of time before they're forced out of their homes as a precaution.reporting in pinole, hermela aregawi, kron 4 news. ( james ) now to baseball... the giants playing their second straight game without bruce bochy he's expected to rejoin team on the road on friday when they take on the rockies the g-men took on the royals in kansas city. and last time madison bumgarner pitched at kauffman stadium he helped the giants beat the royals in game seven of the 2014 world series. but he did not have that same dominance in yesterday's game.
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bumgarner pitched six innings allowing seven hits and two runs the giants did have a chance score in the 9th, but posey fails to bring hunter pence home. giants split the series losing this game 2-nothing. ( james ) right across oracle arena the a's were playing their series finale against the rangers. the a's came out on fire yonder alonso had a great afternoon. scoring a pair of r-b-i's in this one. it was all oakland in this one. khris davis helped put 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 beat the rangers 9-1 ( james ) happening tonight... the san jose sharks will look to take the lead in their series against the oilers in edmonton. currently the two teams are tied at 2 games a piece in their best of 7 series. san jose is coming off a dominant win on tuesday. winning that game 7 to nothing. they will look to keep that momentum going. the puck drops tonight at 7:30.
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( james ) president trump hosted the super bowl champion new england patriots at the white house. and that led to some teens from the bay area -- getting a nice surprise during their washington d.c. visit. first -- this was the ceremony yesterday morning.. quarterback tom brady was not there citing 'personal family matters.' a few others skipped the event citing opposition to president trump. but one lucky group of bay area students got to meet some of the super bowl champs. check out their reactions. ( james ) julian edleman is also a bay area naitve. he played football at woodside high school before going on to play
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at the college of san mateo. (james) coming up on the kron four morning news... patriots tight end rob gronkowski offers to do sean spicers job. we'll show you next. and here's a live look outside... bay bridge.
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(robin) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. accident sb 680 at hwy 4
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( james ) 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. check it out.
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what neighbors are saying about the incident this morning. and... today is the unofficial marijuana holiday celebration.."4-20." and thousands are expected to decend on the city. the changes san francisco is making for the event this year. also... u-c berkeley is shutting the door on conservative commentator ann coulter. the reason why, just ahead.
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( james ) breaking this morning... a man is shot by a burglar in the east bay and the shooter is on the loose. ( averi ) and today is 4-20... the unofficial marijuana holiday and thousands are expected to gather in san francisco. i am live at golden gate park with the details.
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( darya ) and the warriors take game two in the playoffs. hear from steph curry on last nights big win. ( darya ) good morning i'm darya folsom..( mark ) and i'm mark danon. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... (anny hong): high pressure building off the coast will bring a warming and drying trend to the bay area and monterey bay region. expect temperature to warm through friday followed by a slight cooling trend for the weekend. no major hot
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( darya ) a man is recovering in the hospital this morning after being shot by a burglar inside his home in the oakland hills.( james ) rebecaa strom is here with the details. rebecca. ( rebecca ) that shooter is still on the loose this morning. 30-year-old jeremy white was shot last night while he was home taking care of his disabled mother. police say white was in the kitchen with his headphones on and did not hear the burglar break in. the burglar shot white in the chest and took off. neighbors say burglars ransacked several homes in the area before the
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shooting: ( rebecca ) police say white is expected to make a full recovery. there is no description of the gunman at this time. back to you. ( james ) mountain view police are asking for your help to find a missing teenager. this is a picture of her. she is 13- year-old myra renteria. myra is a little over five feet tall. roughly 105 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. she was last seen leaving crittenden middle school yesterday in mountain view. ( darya ) happening today... it is the unofficial marijuana holiday celebration.."4-20."( james ) thousands are expected to gather at golden gate park to
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celebrate. kron 4's averi harper is live in san francisco with a look at the event. ( averi ) as many as 15- thousand people are expected to come out to golden gate park. this is the first year recreational pot is legal in the state. despite that...smoking marijuana in public is still not allowed. the city put up fences and lines of porto-potties were installed. there is no alcohol or glass allowed inside and drug dealing is prohibited. plus no one under 18-year-old is allowed in. people heading out to golden gate park today had mixed opinions about the new restrictions.
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( averi ) city officials estimate they spend as much as 140-thousand dollars annually to manage the event. crews usually clean up about 20-thousand pounds of garbage. shuttles are available to help with crowding on a affected muni routes. city officials say they plan on shutting down the event at 6:00 tonight. ( james ) thanks aver. we will check back with you through out the morning.
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( darya ) rescue crews in the north bay are searching for this small plane that failed to arrive in petaluma. it took off from truckee with two people on board on monday afternoon. crews say radar analysis and cellphone data have helped narrow the search to a rugged area northwest of truckee. the plane has an emergency locator transmitter. but so far there is no signal from that transmitter. ( darya ) fresno police are describing the man accused of murdering three men as a 'hate- filled racist'. they say kori muhammad set out this past week to 'kill as many white people as possible.' investigators also add that muhammad has been laughing about the murders. police say muhammad began his killing spree when he gunned
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down a security guard at a motel last week. and when he realized he was a wanted man he set out to kill as many white people as he could. these are newly released pictures of the three men who were shot. mark gassett was shot as he walked away from catholic charities with a bag of groceries.. zack randalls - the father of a three- year- old girl - had just started working for p- g-&e. and david jackson was a 58-year -old man living in fresno. police say muhammed has talked to them describing the killings. a vigil was held last night for the victims. ( james ) doctors say a woman charged with killing an alameda county sherrif's volunteer is not mentally competent to stand trial. court appointed doctors found that 24-year-old laura rodgers is unable to understand the criminal proceedings against her. a judge will now decide whether rodgers will receive a jury trail or be transferred to a mental facility. if rodgers is
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sent to a mental facility she will receive treatment until she could possibly stand trial in the future. rodgers and her boyfriend 23-year-old curtys taylor are charged with murdering karla ramirez. her body was found in a creek at the arroyo vieho recreation center in oakland in november. ( darya ) u-c berkeley is shutting the door on conservative commentator ann coulter. the school announced she will not be welcomed on campus next thursday as planned. the university says the decision was made in the interest of public safety... adding that organizers of the event didn't give the school enough time to find a safe venue on campus. the berkeley college republicans say they are determined to have coulter speak on april 27th and are working now to secure a new location. ( darya ) now to bay area basketball where the warriors take a two game lead in their series against the trail blazers.( james ) kevin durant did not play last night
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but the warriors did just fine without him. to the high lights. steph curry... got things going quickly with this three pointer. he had jst 6 points in the first quarter, but the warriors jumped out to a 14 oint lead at the end of the first quarter. but in the second quarter the blazers tried to make a comeback... cutting the warriors lead to just one point. but the warriors would then pull away. curry would score 13 points in the third quarter. the warriors win by a final of 110 to 81. after the game curry talked about playing without durant and how the defense had to step up.
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points that's the best way to put yourself in a position to uh maintain that level of play.">( james ) game three is saturday night in portland. tip off is set for 7:30. ( rebecca ) still ahead ... bill o'reilly is fired from fox news following sexual harassment allegations. you'll hear from one of his accusers about the decision to let him go.( darya ) and later...the new england patriots could end up owing aaron hernandez millions of dollars after he killed himself in his prison cell. we'll tell you why. and after the break... a home in danger of falling off a cliff is demolished. see what's being done to protect other homes in the area.( anny ) and i will check your bay area forecast coming up ( robin ) and i am tracking you commute after the break. .
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back to the kron 4 morning news. let's get a check of the forecast with james fletcher. (anny hong): high pressure building off the coast will bring a warming and drying trend to the bay area and monterey bay region. expect temperature to warm through friday followed by a slight cooling trend for the weekend.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. accident sb 680 at hwy 4, chp issued a traffic alert, minor dlays through the scene ( james ) a house teetering on the edge of a cliff in half moon bay has now been torn down. this is video from moments before the house was torn down yesterday. this past winter...the powerful storms eroded the soil under the home's foundation. the house is owned by the california state parks. it had been vacant for a long time. state parks says it was concerned the home was going to fall onto the beach below.
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( james ) the plan now is to fill the foundation with dirt. this is supposed to help stabilize the bluffs and prevent more erosion. ( darya ) police are investigating a hash lab in the north bay after an explosion inside a sebastopol home. this is a picture from the sonoma county sheriff's office. you can see the damage to the burned walls. the blast went off at the home on hessel road. when police arrived they found a marijuana grow operation. 28-year-old nicholas fusco is believed to be responsible. he could be facing felony drug charges. ( james ) the trial for the orlando nightclub gunman's wife could be pushed back until next year. prosecutors were hoping her trial would start as early as june... but a new date would
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have noor salman's trial start in march 2018. salman is charged with obstruction and aiding and abetting her husband, omar mateen. mateen opened fire at gay nightclub last june. 49 people were killed and dozens more were injured. ( darya ) bill o'reilly has been fired from fox news.( james ) rebecca strom is here with reaction this morning. rebecca. ( rebecca ) rupert murdoch made the announcement terminating the network's most popular host. the new york times reported earlier this month that five women had been paid a total of 13-million dollars over several years... to keep quiet about harrassment allegations against o'reilly. o'reilly denies those allegations. o'reilly was on vacation in rome when the network decided to let him go. one of the women who accused o'reilly of sexual harassment says his firing is good news.
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is a human being involved. but, i do think that fox made a seismic shift in our corporate culture by putting the rights of women above the bottom line. and, as a mother this is good news for my daughter entering the workplace.">( rebecca ) o'reilly was with fox news for more than 20 years. back to you. ( darya ) the mayor of seattle is responding to sexual abuse allegations made against him. mayor ed murray has denied the claims made by 46-year-old devlonn heckard. heckard is accusing the seattle mayor of sexually abusing him when he was a teenager in the 1980's. heckard says the mayor paid him for sexual favors. ( darya ) this latest accusation comes as the mayor is preparing to run for re-election. two other men
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have also accused murray of sexual misconduct in the past. murray's attorney says these accusations are politically motivated. ( james ) still ahead on the kron four morning news... new laws in place to protect renters in the south bay. we'll tell you what that means for people who are facing eviction. and next... the giants continue to struggle. see how the offense let down madison bumgarner in kansas city. and here's a live look outside... bay bridge.
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. minor crowding on wb 4 through concord
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( darya ) now to bay area baseball... the giants playing their second straight game without bruce bochy. he's expected to rejoin team on friday when they take on the rockies( james ) the g-men took on the royals in kansas city. and last time madison bumgarner pitched in kansas city he helped the giants beat the royals in game seven of the 2014 world series. but he did not have that same dominance in yesterday's game. bumgarner pitched six innings allowing seven hits and two runs the giants did have a chance score in the 9th, but posey fails to bring hunter pence home. the giants lose 2 to nothing. ( darya ) in oakland...the
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a's came out on fire against the texas rangers. yonder alonso had a great afternoon with a pair of r-b-i's it was all oakland in this one. khris davis helped put the game away with a 2-run home run. that's his seventh home run of the season. he tied for most in major league baseball a's beat the rangers 9 to 1. ( james ) happening tonight... the san jose sharks will look to take the lead in their series against the oilers in edmonton. currently the two teams are tied at 2 games a piece in their best of 7 series. san jose is coming off a dominant win on tuesday. winning that game 7 to nothing. they will look to keep that momentum going. the puck drops tonight at 7:30. ( darya ) still ahead... we'll show you a picture of a man police want every parent to see. we'll tell you why police are worried he may have many young victims. and a giant sinkhole opens up near a retirement community. see what officials are doing to help the people living
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there.( rebecca ) here is a look at current conditions. your bay area forecast is next. (rebecca)the wet weather is mostly out of the bay area...here's a peek at temps hey allergy muddlers
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damp, so be careful out there. live look outside right now and you can see the wet pavement. here's a look ahead at your forecast and current temperatures. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge
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drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( james ) police in the
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east bay are looking for more possible victims in a child molestation case. the contra costa sheriff's office arrested j-b yancy earlier this year after a three-month investigation. yancy is accused of molesting a child. his arrest happened in north richmond and investigators say he approached the victim in public. detectives believe that based on their evidence there may be more victims who have yet to come forward. authorities say yancy has lived in vallejo, richmond and fairfield. ( darya ) a giant sinkhole is causing major problems in the east bay. this is video from our helicopter partnership with a-b-c-seven news. the massive sinkhole is right next to the bay park retirement community on appian way in pinole. the problem started with a 2-foot crack in the sidewalk less than a month ago. it's now about 100 feet long, 80 feet wide, and 40 feet deep. the city red tagged the parking lot earlier this
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month. officials say people who live in the retirement community are ánot in danger...but people are still nervous: ( darya ) construction crews are trying to figure out how they stabilize the land and rebuild the parking lot. ( james ) the walnut creek bart station is back open and running this morning after a four hour delay last night. a man was threatening to jump off a ledge and that shut everything down. this is video from over the scene. you can see the man coming down from the ledge. he has been placed on an emergency psychiatric hold. this incident started around 1:30 yesterday afternoon and disrupted service through the evening. ( darya ) the san jose
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city council has passed a series of laws meant to protect renters. after more than five hours of discussion, the tenant protection ordinance passed in a 6 to 5 vote. the new ordinance provides tenants with some protection against unreasonable evictions. another law requires landlords of rent-controlled units to provide between four and 12 months of notice before evicting a tenant. ( darya ) teachers are among those least able to afford a home in the bay area. in silicon valley, the starting salary for teachers in the san jose unified school district is about 50-thousand dollars per year. but the median home price in san jose jose is nearly a million dollars. one teacher we spoke to says he was forced to buy a home in tracy and commute three hours to work each day.
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much cheaper. affordable housing activists say that a six figure salary is needed to rent the average two bedroom apartment in san jose. ( james ) this morning there is new information about the death of former new england patriot aaron hernandez. the murder conviction against him could be thrown out. hernandez was in the process of appealing his murder conviction when he killed himself in his prison cell wednesday morning. and according to massachusetts law, if a defendant dies before a decision is made about his appeal, then the original conviction may be vacated. legal experts say it's a long shot, but if the conviction is thrown out... hernandez would no longer be guilty of murder... and the patriots and the n-f-l would owe money to his estate. ( james ) a sacramento woman is facing up to six -years in prison for a hate crime at a mosque in davis.
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lauren kirk-coehlo pleaded guilty to vandalizing the davis islamic center in january. her sentencing is set for june and she could face up to six years in state prison. ( darya ) coming up ... south korea issues a dire warning if the tension between north korea and the united states continues. what they say will likely happen. and later...see why a magic trick went horribly wrong for a ten year old girl that landed her in the hospital. and after the break....parents, see why you should take a second look at what your making yourself for breakfast. and here's a live look outside...bay bridge.
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the maze to sf. ( darya ) what you eat could be impacting your child's health.( james ) doctors say that kids follow their parents lead when it comes to food choices. experts say if kids see their parents planing meals around fruits and vegetables then they are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables later in life.( darya ) the key is getting them
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in the habit of eating healthy. the research also indicates that kids are more likely to have an active lifestyle if their parents are more active. ( james ) obesity is becoming the new normal in the u-s and now fewer americans are actively trying to lose weight.( darya ) new research shows that... as more people become obese... people are having a harder time recognizing themselves as overweight. that means people have less motivation to lose weight.( james ) researchers say people should talk to their doctors and get the tools needed to get on the right track. doctors say just making small changes in your lifestyle can make a big difference in your weight. ( james ) and here are some of the
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stories we are working on for the kron four morning news at six... a 13-year-old girl in the south bay is missing this morning. we'll show you where she was last seen.( darya ) plus... a san francisco cable car employee is accused of stealing money... hear why this could make it more inconvenient for you the next time you ride a cable car.( james ) and... a warning if you plan on buying a used car... hear why you will want to make sure you know what type of airbag is in your car before buying it. the information to keep you safe is coming up. the wet weather is leaving the bay area...roads are still damp, so be careful out there. live look outside right now and you can see the wet pavement. here's a look ahead at your forecast and current
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here's a quick look at the top stories we're following this morning... a man is recovering this morning after being shot by a burglar at his home in the oakland hills. 30-year-old jeremy white was shot last night just before 6:00. white was inside the home taking care of his disabled mother. white is in the hospital and is expected to recover. ( darya ) and happening today.. it is the unofficial marijuana holiday celebration.."4-20." as many as 15-thousand people are expected to come out to golden gate park. this is the first year recreational pot is legal in the state. despite that...smoking marijuana in public is still
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not allowed. there is no alcohol or glass allowed inside and drug dealing is prohibited. plus no one old is allowed in. ( mark ) and no kevin durant no problem for defense was suffocating all game long. holding the blazers backcourt of damien lillard and c.j. mccollum to 23 after scoring 75 in game one. warriors win 110-81.
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( james )( darya )( robin ) checking bay area roads before you head out the door.. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to fremont st. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101. minoe crowding on sb 680 and sb 880
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(rebecca)the wet weather is leaving the bay area...roads are still damp, so be careful out there. live look outside right now and you can see the wet pavement. here's a look ahead at the forecast for san francisco. current temperatures mostly in the 50s so don't leave home without a sweater or jacket. highs today some 70s are expected, upper 60s bayside and upper 50s for the coast. no rain for your long range forecast. here's your 7 day around the bay.
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( james ) an alarming accusation in the aftermath of the oroville dam crisis. some people are now saying that the 200-thousand people who had to evacuate never should have been in danger in the first place. and now, lawmakers want safety standards reviewed at big dams all across the u-s. a butte county supervisor is calling out the people who operate the oroville dam. supervisor bill connolly says those officials should never have let the lake get that high. managers at the oroville dam got an exemption from the army corps of engineers to bypass a rule that would have required them to release huge amounts of water from the rapidly filling lake. now lawmakers are trying to improve dam safety here in california and throughout the country. ( darya ) tension between north korea and the united states continues to escalate. and now south korea warns
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any military action against the north will have dire consequences on the south. one military expert says if north korea uses a hiroshima sized bomb against south korea, more than 500-thousand people could die. but chemical attacks by north korea are more likely. it's believed north korea has up to 5-thousand tons of chemical weapons in stock. however some officials think north korean leader kim jong un may not even react to an american pre-emptive strike. the white house says all military options are on the table when it comes to dealing with north korea. ( james ) a 10-year-old girl in rancho cucamonga swallowed a quarter following a magic trick gone horribly wrong morgan renear was trying a coin trick she saw on you-tube. she was trying a trick by magician criss angel. morgan filmed herself with two quarters in her mouth when she accidentally swallowed one of them. the quarter has been inside her intestines for
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two weeks now. ( james ) morgan says she will just stick to watching magic tricks on you-tube instead of trying them. ( darya ) every month, officers along the peninsula crackdown on drivers who are breaking the law.( james ) kron 4's stanley roberts shows us on this edition of people behaving badly. (no u-turn and what did you do?) u-turn (in front of?) the police (and now you are?) busted (you know who i am) no ohhhhh no don't tell me stanley roberts people behaving badly it's step aka the saturation traffic enforcement program. this time in south san francisco, daly
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city and the city of brisbane it's traffic officers from all around san mateo county targeting problem traffic areas i'm riding with officer guaydacan of the brisbane police department (sound of radar gun) this driver in brisbane was going 15 miles over the posted speed limit good morning brisbane police i stopped you because you were speeding back there the speed limit is 45 and i had you at 60 on my radar am i behaving badly? why were you going so fast? actually, this is my first time getting pulled over . a clue might have been this little racer on board decal.. this is a citation for speeding .this driver in also in brisbane was about to fully blow the stop sign, but caught sight of the police cruiser tried to stop .but it was too late high good morning ma'am brisbane police how are you very very sorry, i was having tummy pains so i was just running to go to the restroom apparently, the rumor is if you say you have to go really really bad that counts as an emergency and you might get out of a ticket this is a citation for not stopping at
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that stop sign there is no truth to that rumor if you are going to be on your cell phone . don't drive in front of an officer and expect nothing to happen i stopped you because cellphone wheel you were on the roadway you know it suppose to be handsfree right. he turns the truck off oh people behaving badly, yea we are working the saturation traffic enforcement program i took the car since i was pulling into the gas station but when i saw you were still back there on the roadway there were more drivers caught including this driver who was having a jack in the box craving and almost made it . almost and this who developed a unique way to avoid the camera i'll have more in a future edtion of people behaving badly in san mateo county stanley roberts kron 4 news ( james ) coming up at 6:00 on the kron four morning news... new details about the man accused of killing three men in fresno. what that man is telling police about the murders this morning. and after the break...
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seaworld has a new attraction. we will tell you what makes the newest killer whale extra special. (burke) at farmers, we've seen almost everything,
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so we know how to cover almost anything. even a "truck-cicle." [second man] how you doing? [ice cracking] [second man] ah,ah, ah. oh no! [first man] saves us some drilling. [burke] and we covered it, february fourteenth, twenty-fifteen. talk to farmers. we know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two. ♪ we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪ (rebecca)the wet weather is
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leaving the bay area...roads are still damp, so be careful out there. live look outside right now and you can see the wet pavement. here's a look ahead at the forecast for san francisco. current temperatures mostly in the 50s so don't leave home without a sweater or jacket. highs today some 70s are expected, upper 60s bayside and upper 50s for the coast. no rain for your long range forecast. here's your 7 day around the bay. ( darya ) seaworld announced a historic birth at one of its parks. takara the killer whale gave birth to a calf
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wednesday afternoon at seaworld in san antonio. this calf will be the last baby killer whale to be born in captivity at any of the seaworld parks. seaworld announced it would end orca breeding back in 2016. takara was already pregnant at the time. ( james ) coming up in the next hour on the kron 4 morning news... a teen girl is missing in the south bay. we'll tell you where she was last seen. and a man is shot in his home during a robbery and the gunman has not been caught. the details just coming in to our newsroom. and kids in the east bay may soon have a new school district. see how it could impact your child's current school. can't see it. can't taste it.
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overnight news... a burglar shoots a man at his home in the east bay and the shooter is still on the loose this morning. hear the strange items the burglar took from homes. ( rebecca ) plus... the man accused of killing four people in fresno has been laughing about the murders. i'll have the the new information we are learning about the gunman this morning. ( averi ) and today is 4-20... the unofficial marijuana holiday and thousands are expected to gather in san francisco. i am live at golden gate park with the details. (darya) good morning i'm darya folsom..(mark) and i'm mark danon. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... (anny hong): high pressure
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building off the coast will bring a warming and (anny hong): high pressure building off the coast will bring a warming and drying trend to the bay area and monterey bay region. expect temperature to warm through friday followed by a slight cooling trend for the weekend.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( james ) a man is recovering this morning after being shot by a burglar inside his home in the oakland hills. the shooter is still on the loose this morning. 30-year-old jeremy white was shot last night while he was home taking care of his disabled mother. police
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say white was in the kitchen with his headphones on and did not hear the burglar break in. the burglar shot white in the chest and took off. neighbors say burglars ransacked several homes in the area before the shooting: ( james ) police say white is expected to make a full recovery. there is no description of the burglar at this time. ( darya ) mountain view police are asking for your help to find a missing teenager. this is a picture of her. she is 13- year-old myra renteria. myra is a little over five feet tall. roughly 105 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. she was last seen leaving crittenden middle school yesterday in mountain view. ( darya ) happening today... it is the unofficial marijuana holiday celebration.."4-20."( james )
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thousands are expected to gather at golden gate park to celebrate. kron 4's averi harper is live in san francisco with a look at the event. ( averi ) as many as 15- thousand people are expected to come out to golden gate park. this is the first year recreational pot is legal in the state. despite that...smoking marijuana in public is still not allowed. the city put up fences and lines of porto-potties were installed. there is no alcohol or glass allowed inside and drug dealing is prohibited. plus no one under 18-year-old is allowed in. people heading out to
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golden gate park today had mixed opinions about the new restrictions. ( averi ) city officials estimate they spend as much as 140-thousand dollars annually to manage the
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event. crews usually clean up about 20-thousand pounds of garbage. shuttles are available to help with crowding on a affected muni routes. city officials say they plan on shutting down the event at 6:00 tonight. thanks aver. we will check back with you through out the morning. ( james ) fresno police are describing the man accused of murdering three men as a 'hate- filled racist'. ( darya ) rebecca strom is
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here with the new information we are learning about the man behind bars this morning. rebecca. ( rebecca @ land ) they say kori muhammad set out this past week to 'kill as many white people as possible.' investigators also add that muhammad has been laughing about the murders while they are interrogating him. police say muhammad began his killing spree when he gunned down a security guard at a motel last week. and when he realized he was a wanted man he set out to kill as many white people as he could. he was arrested on monday shortly after killing three men in downtown fresno. these are newly released pictures of the three men who were shot on monday. mark gassett was shot as he walked away from catholic charities with a bag of groceries.. zack randalls - the father of a three- year- old girl - had just started working for p- g-&e. and david jackson was a 58-year -old man living in fresno. the mother of mark gassett spoke yesterday saying she is heartbroken.
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a good-hearted person.>( rebecca @ land ) police say muhammed has talked to them describing the killings. he has been charged with four counts of murder. ( james ) rescue crews in the north bay are searcing for this small plane that failed to arrive in petaluma. it took off from truckee with two people on board on monday afternoon. crews say radar analysis and cellphone data have helped narrow the search to a rugged area northwest of truckee. the plane has an emergency locator transmitter. but so far there is no signal from that transmitter. ( james ) happening now... the coast guard is searching for a man from oakland who went missing after his boat capsized off muir beach. 64-year-old juki dang went missing yesterday morning. another boater notified the cost guard after finding a capsized boat with a
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chest containing ice and fish nearby. the boat was found about a mile from muir beach, and the water is about 30 to 40 feet deep. the coast guard searched for dang until about 2:00 earlier this morning. ( darya ) doctors say a woman charged with killing an alameda county sherrif's volunteer is not mentally competent to stand trial. court appointed doctors found that 24-year-old laura rodgers is unable to understand the criminal proceedings against her. a judge will now decide whether rodgers will receive a jury trail or be transferred to a mental facility. if rodgers is sent to a mental facility she will receive treatment until she could possibly stand trial in the future. rodgers and her boyfriend 23-year-old curtys taylor are charged with murdering karla ramirez. her body was found in a creek at the arroyo vieho recreation center in oakland in november. ( darya ) u-c berkeley is shutting the door on conservative commentator ann coulter. the school announced she will not be welcomed on campus next
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thursday as planned. the university says the decision was made in the interest of public safety... adding that organizers of the event didn't give the school enough time to find a safe venue on campus. the berkeley college republicans say they are determined to have coulter speak on april 27th and are working now to secure a new location. ( darya ) now to bay area basketball where the warriors take a two game lead in their series against the trail blazers.( james ) kevin durant did not play last night but the warriors did just fine without him. to the high lights. steph curry... got things going quickly with this three pointer. he had jst 6 points in the first quarter, but the warriors jumped out to a 14 oint lead at the end of the first quarter. but in the second quarter the blazers tried to make a comeback... cutting the warriors lead to just one point. but the warriors would then pull away. curry would score 13 points in the third quarter. the
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warriors win by a final of 110 to 81. after the game curry talked about playing without durant and how the defense had to step up. ( james ) game three is saturday night in portland. tip off is set for 7:30. ( rebecca @ land ) coming
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up... bill o'reilly is fired from fox news over sexual harassment allegations. but that may not be enough for one of his accusers. hear what she's saying about his termination. ( james ) plus... you may be the one inconvenienced because of what a cable car conductor is accused of doing. the new cable car changes that could affect you. ( robin ) lane, traffic backed up into
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the maze áááábreakáááá welcome back. lets get a check of weather and traffic this morning.
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(anny hong): high pressure building off the coast will bring a warming and drying trend to the bay area and monterey bay region. expect temperature to warm through friday followed by a slight cooling trend for the weekend.
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( james ) new this ( james ) ( james ) new this
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morning... a san francisco cable car conductor is charged with embezzlement for stealing money he collected from riders. 61-year-old albert williams was arrested yesterday. investigators say williams hid the true amount of money he collected and pocketed hundreds of dollars in cash from cable car riders. now officials say it may no longer take cash payments now in its cable car system because of this. a one-way cable car ride costs seven dollars. ( darya ) a house teetering on the edge of a cliff in half moon bay has now been torn down. this is video from moments before the house came down yesterday. this past winter...the powerful storms eroded the soil under the home's foundation. the house is owned by the california state parks. it had been vacant for a long time. state parks says it was concerned the home was going to fall onto the beach below.
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it from falling onto the beach when you know that's what's going to happen no matter what.">( darya ) the plan now is to fill the foundation with dirt. this is supposed to help stabilize the bluffs and prevent more erosion. ( james ) another big story we are following this morning... bill o'reilly is fired from fox news.( darya ) rebecca strom is here with what a woman who accused o'reilly of sexual harassment is saying this morning. rebecca? ( rebecca @ land ) rupert murdoch made the announcement terminating the network's most popular host. the new york times reported earlier this month that five women had been paid a total of 13-million dollars over several years... to keep quiet about harrassment allegations against o'reilly. o'reilly denies those allegations. o'reilly was on vacation in rome when the network decided to let him go. one of the women who accused o'reilly of sexual harassment says his firing is good news.
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is a human being involved. but, i do think that fox made a seismic shift in our corporate culture by putting the rights of women above the bottom line. and, as a mother this is good news for my daughter entering the workplace.">( rebecca @ land ) o'reilly was with fox news for more than 20 years. ( james ) new this morning.... you could soon see a new school district in the east bay... walnut creek city council voted unanimously yesterday to create a new school district out of the existing mount diablo unified school district. the proposal would remove five schools from the mount diablo district, which includes portions of walnut creek and concord. the state board of education will determine if the proposal should move forward to an election. ( darya ) police are investigating a hash lab in the north bay after an explosion inside a sebastopol home. this is a picture from the sonoma county sheriff's office. you can see the damage to the burned walls. the blast went off at the home on hessel road. when police arrived they found a marijuana grow operation. 28-year-old
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nicholas fusco is believed to be responsible. he could be facing felony drug charges. ( darya ) the trial for the orlando nightclub gunman's wife could be pushed back until next year. prosecutors were hoping her trial would start as early as june... but a new date would have noor salman's trial start in march 2018. salman is charged with obstruction and aiding and abetting her husband, omar mateen. mateen opened fire at gay nightclub last june. 49 people were killed and dozens more were injured. ( james ) the mayor of seattle is responding to sexual abuse allegations made against him. mayor ed murray has denied the claims made by 46-year-old delvonn heckard. heckard is accusing the seattle mayor of sexually abusing him when he was a teenager in the 1980's. heckard says the mayor paid him for sexual favors.
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i did not pay for sex, and i did not have sex with a minor - he claims to have been a minor.">( james ) this latest accusation comes as the mayor is preparing to run for re-election. two other men have also accused murray of sexual misconduct in the past. murray's attorney says these accusations are politically motivated. ( james ) coming up... dangerous airbags are getting installed into used cars. the warning you need to hear if you plan on buying a used vehicle. plus... prince's new album is set to be released tomorrow but you may not be able to hear it right away. we'll explain why after the break.
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(robin) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. slow traffic on wb 4 due to a crash at bailey rd bailey rda crash at on wb 4 due to slow traffic on wb 4 due to a crash at bailey rd
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( darya ) new this morning... prince's new album is pulled from i-tunes and other streaming services.( james ) the six-song album titled "deliverance" was set to go on sale tomorrow. the release was successfully blocked by the prince estate thanks to a court ruling. a federal judge approved the estate's lawsuit against the album's producer and sound engineer for full control of the tracks.( darya ) the album included six unheard songs recorded from 2006 to 2008. the legendary singer died at his home almost one year ago. ( darya ) the near-death of a woman in nevada is exposing a flaw in the federal government's efforts to get takata air bag inflators off the roads. a woman was injured by shrapnel from the air bag after a crash in las vegas last month.( james ) the honda car was bought at a used car shop last year. a honda spokesperson believes the takata airbag was likely removed from a wrecked car and then installed in the car without her knowing. no laws prevent those airbags from being pulled from a salvaged car and used in another car.( darya ) at
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least 16 people have died and more than 180 others were injured by takata bags. the problem touched off the biggest automotive recall in u.s. history. ( darya ) coming up... the family of aaron hernandez could be getting millions of dollars following his suicide in prison. hear why they could be getting a big payout. plus... why police want you to take a very good look at this man. what he's accused of doing and why he could have many young victims in the bay area. (anny hong): high pressure building off the coast will bring a warming and drying trend to the bay area and monterey bay region. expect temperature to warm through friday followed by a slight cooling trend for the weekend.
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on wall street wednesday, the dow lost 119 points to close at 20,404. the s&p 500 finished down 4 points at 2,338. and the nasdaq rose 14 points to close at 5,863. (mark) (darya) lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... (anny hong): high pressure building off the coast will bring a warming and drying trend to the bay area and monterey bay
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region. expect temperature to warm through friday followed by a slight cooling trend for the weekend. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less
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than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( james ) police in the east bay are looking for more possible victims in a child molestation case. the contra costa sheriff's office arrested j-b yancy earlier this year after a three-month investigation. yancy is accused of molesting a child. his arrest happened in north richmond and investigators say he approached the victim in public. detectives believe that based on their evidence there may be more victims who have yet to come forward. authorities say yancy has lived in vallejo, richmond and fairfield. ( darya ) a giant sinkhole is causing major problems in the east bay. ( james ) rebecca strom is here with a
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closer look at the damage. rebecca? ( rebecca @ land ) the massive sinkhole is right next to the bay park retirement community on appian way in pinole. this is video from our helicopter partnership with a-b-c-seven news. the problem started with a 2-foot crack in the sidewalk less than a month ago. it's now about 100 feet long, 80 feet wide, and 40 feet deep. the city red tagged the parking lot earlier this month. officials say people who live in the retirement community are ánot in danger...but people are still nervous: ( rebecca @ land ) construction crews are trying to figure out how they stabilize the land and rebuild the parking lot. ( darya ) the walnut creek bart station is back open and running this morning
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after a four hour delay last night. a man was threatening to jump off a ledge and that shut everything down. this is video from over the scene. you can see the man coming down from the ledge. he has been placed on an emergency psychiatric hold. this incident started around 1:30 yesterday afternoon and disrupted service through the evening. ( darya ) this morning there is new information about the death of former new england patriot aaron hernandez. the murder conviction against him could be thrown out. hernandez was in the process of appealing his murder conviction when he killed himself in his prison cell wednesday morning. and according to massachusetts law, if a defendant dies before a decision is made
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about his appeal, then the original conviction may be vacated. legal experts say it's a long shot, but if the conviction is thrown out... hernandez would no longer be guilty of murder... and the patriots and the n-f-l would owe money to his estate. ( james ) the san jose city council has passed a series of laws meant to protect renters. after more than five hours of discussion, the tenant protection ordinance passed in a 6 to 5 vote. the new ordinance provides tenants with some protection against unreasonable evictions. another law requires landlords of rent-controlled units to provide between four and 12 months of notice before evicting a tenant. ( james ) teachers are among those least able to afford a home in the bay area. in silicon valley, the starting salary for teachers in the san jose unified school district is about 50-thousand dollars per year. but the median home price in san jose jose is nearly a million
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dollars. one teacher we spoke to says he was forced to buy a home in tracy and commute three hours to work each day.
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calling out the people who operate the oroville dam. supervisor bill connolly says those officials should never have let the lake get that high. managers at the nation's tallest dam got an exemption from the army corps of engineers to bypass a rule that would have required them to release huge amounts of water from the rapidly filling lake. now lawmakers are trying to improve dam safety here in california and throughout the country. ( james ) tension between north korea and the united states continues to escalate. and now south korea warns any military action against the north will have dire consequences on the south. one military expert says if north korea uses a hiroshima sized bomb against south korea, more than 500-thousand people could die. but chemical attacks by north korea are more likely. it's believed north korea has up to 5-thousand tons of chemical weapons in stock. however some officials think north korean leader kim jong un may not even react to
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an american pre-emptive strike. the white house says all military options are on the table when it comes to dealing with north korea. ( darya ) coming up... madison bumgarner gets no support on the mound, meanwhile the a's put up nearly ten runs. the highlights are up ahead. plus... a ten-year-old girl is rushed to the hospital after a magic trick goes horribly wrong. you'll want to see the video so you can make sure your kids aren't doing it. and here's a live look outside... golden gate bridge.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( james ) a 10-year-old girl in
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rancho cucamonga swallowed a quarter following a magic trick gone horribly wrong morgan renear was trying a coin trick she saw on you-tube. she was trying a trick by magician criss angel. morgan filmed herself with two quarters in her mouth when she accidentally swallowed one of them. the quarter has been inside her intestines for two weeks now. ( james ) morgan says she will just
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stick to watching magic tricks on you-tube instead of trying them. ( darya ) coming up... steph curry is making some lifestle changes off the court during the playoffs. we'll explain after the break.( anny ) i'm tracking your bay area forecast after the break. have assembled.
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before 6:00. white was inside the home taking care of his disabled mother. white is in the hospital and is expected to recover. ( darya ) and happening today.. it is the unofficial marijuana holiday celebration.."4-20." as many as 15-thousand people are expected to come out to golden gate park. this is the first year recreational pot is legal in the state. despite that...smoking marijuana in public is still not allowed.( mark ) and no kevin durant no problem for the dubs. this as the warriors take a commanding 2 to nothing lead in their series against the blazers. the warriors defense was suffocating all game long. holding the blazers backcourt of damien lillard and c.j. mccollum to 23 after scoring 75 in game one. warriors win 110-81.
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(mark)(darya) welcome back. lets get a check of weather and traffic... (anny hong): high pressure building off the coast will bring a warming and drying trend to the bay area and monterey bay region. expect temperature to warm through friday followed by a slight cooling trend for the weekend. no major hot
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. accident on wb 4 at bailey in piitsburg
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( darya ) warriors star steph curry is eliminating all distractions for the playoffs. curry is deleting all the social media apps on his phone as the warriors go for their second championship in three years. he is not the only n-b-a superstar to go off the social media grid during the playoffs.... lebron james does the same thing during the postseason. curry insists that he did not get the idea
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from james, saying it is just a way for him to keep focus on what is important. after winning game two last night, the warriors take on the trailblazers in portland on saturday night. ( darya ) now to bay area baseball... the giants playing their second straight game without bruce bochy. he's expected to rejoin team on friday when they take on the rockies( james ) the g-men took on the royals in kansas city. and last time madison bumgarner pitched in kansas city he helped the giants beat the royals in game seven of the 2014 world series. but he did not have that same dominance in yesterday's game. bumgarner pitched six innings allowing seven hits and two runs the giants did have a chance score in the 9th, but posey fails to bring hunter pence home. the giants lose 2 to nothing. ( darya ) in oakland...the a's came out on fire against the texas rangers. yonder alonso had a great afternoon with a pair of r-b-i's it was all oakland in this one.
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khris davis helped put the game away with a 2-run home run. that's his seventh home run of the season. he tied for most in major league baseball a's beat the rangers 9 to 1. ( james ) happening tonight... the san jose sharks will look to take the lead in their series against the oilers in edmonton. currently the two teams are tied at 2 games a piece in their best of 7 series. san jose is coming off a dominant win on tuesday. winning that game 7 to nothing. they will look to keep that momentum going. the puck drops tonight at 7:30.
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( james ) the patriots were at the white house to celebrate their super bowl win over the falcons.( darya ) but before they were honored by president trump. rob gronkowski had some fun with press secretary sean spicer. check it out.
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players were present... tom brady did not attend because of dealing with family matters. ( darya ) coming up in kron four news at seven.... see what's the number one food that doctors say can help prevent breast cancer. and after this break. this student has two big reasons to celebrate. we'll explain after the break. we'll be back as the kron 4 morning news continues... and here's a live look outside... embarcadero. ♪
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wisconsin is preparing for his college áandá high school graduation. 18-year-old austin klum is graduating from a community college on saturday with an associate's degree in i-t software and development. while austin was working on his associate's, he was also finishing high school. ( james ) while trying to finish high school and college...austin
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held down a part time job. he plans to attend a university in wisconsin next year for computer science while working part-time. ( james ) ahead at seven on the kron 4 morning news... a woman accused of murdering an alameda county sheriff's volunteer may not have to stand trial for the killing. we'll explain why. ( darya ) plus... u-c berkeley blocks ann coulter from speaking at the school. hear what college republicans plan on doing next. and... the warriors take game two against the trail blazers with ease. hear what curry had to say about playing without k-d.
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breaking overnight news... a burglar shoots a man at his home in the east bay and the shooter is still on the loose this morning. hear the strange items the burglar took from homes. ( averi ) and today is 4-20... the unofficial marijuana holiday and thousands are expected to gather in san francisco. i am live at golden gate park with the details. (james) plus... the man accused of killing four people in fresno has been laughing about the murders from his jail cell. the the new information we are learning about the gunman this morning.

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