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bay... one man is dead after an overnight police shooting. the issue started late last night at a home on mount frazier drive. officers recieved a call about a family disturbance... a father and son were arguing with each other.... police say when they got to the home... the 28-year-old son came out of the garage and charged at one of the officer's with kitchen knives in both hands. that's when one of the officer's fired his gun... (gerry hernandez/neighbor- the guy got shot down the street. all i heard were three gunshots. when we came out they put the yellow cones on it. i think there were 8 to 10 cones down the street) (reporter- did you know the man?)(gerry hernandez/neighb or-no)(grant) the man was rushed to the hospital and into surgery where he later died... police say the man has a history of drug use, mental illness and prior criminal threats. the officer involved in the shooting... is a 15 year veteran and has been placed on paid administrative leave. the investigation is on going. (vicki) staying in the
south bay, closing arguments resumed today in the trial of the man accused in the murder of 15-year -old sierra lamar. as kron four's rob fladeboe reports now live from san jose, the defense is now wrapping up it's case. rob? the prosecution wrapped up it's closing arguments this morning by telling the jury that the evidence demands they find antolin garcia torres guilty. this afternoon, his lawyers attacked that same evidence saying it's not enough to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. lead defense attorney al lopez, as shown here in a courtroom sketch and here with his client antolin garcia torres during a previous court appearence, began his closing argument by asserting to the jury there is scant evidence
his client killed sierra lamar and none that he attacked three other women before sierra lamar disappeared. a brilliant strategy says legal analyst steven clark'steven clark/legal analyst" if the jury believes that he is not responsible for those safeway attacks, it's going to undermine the overall view that the case against garcia torres, that he is someone with the proclivity to have gone after sierra lamar...." the defense attacked evidence that put the defendant near the bus stop where sierra lamar vanished, arguing there is proof he was long gone when sierra got there and that investigators not only contaminated dna and other forensic evidence, but failed to look into reports of another car in the area, suggesting they arrested the wrong suspect. steven clark/legal analyst
"anytime you as a defense attorney can point to someone else as the person who may have committed the crime, that's something you have to do and that could resonate with this jury when they decide, one, is she really dead and two, did garcia torres killer her...." the defense will resume it's closing arguments tomorrow but the prosecution will have the final word with jury during it's rebuttal argument when steven clark says they will attempt to undo any possible damage done to their case by the defense. live in san jose rob fladeboe kron 4 news (grant) another hot day - here in the bay area but changes are on the way. chief meteorologist brittney shipp is in the weather center - and brit, we are in for a cool down? .hot conditions today as ridge apex shifts inland. tomorrow will be another hot
today as the ridge begins to exit into the great basin. a modest cooling trend will start on thursday as coastal stratus returns. cooling trend continues friday into saturday when a slight chance of showers is forecast as an upper low approaches the region. locally windy conditions can also be expected over the weekend. (grant) tragedy in the east bay...
a high school student hit by a train in san lorenzo did not survive the accident. (vicki) kron four's philippe djegal reports from grant and railroad avenues... where the young man was pronounced dead. (philippe) backed up traffic at a stand-still... nervous neighbors wait for answers.... after learning a boy was hit by a passing train... reminding thomas ivey about a similarly tragic incident he lived through years ago.thomas ivey/neighbor- "i had something like this happen, uh, when i was 13 years old living in south hayward. um, a gentleman was killed behind my house and it was, it was a very horrific thing to deal with." the victim was a junior at nearby kipp king collegiate high school. near the scene of the accident -- grant and railroad avenues -- neighbors feel for the young man's family.antonio trejo/neighor- "really heartbroken once they find out. you could never replace their life, you know, yeah, so its really, yeah, heartbroken." right now, it's unclear what the boy was doing on or near the tracks before the accident. was he distracted in some way?
that's still under investigation.antonio trejo/neighor- "i tell my daughter and grandkids too in that, one earphone off so you can hear what's coming or going." union pacific, which manages these tracks, says a bike was found near the boy, but its unclear if he was on it when he was hit.thomas ivey/neighbor- "especially being a teenager, um, you know, with his whole life ahead of him, you know, before a chance to attend college, and you know, grow up and have a family and everything else, its its very very tragic." while extending condolences to the victim's family... union pacific says the train conductor and engineer have been put in touch with counselors to help get them through this emotional time. in san lorenzo, philippe djegal, kron four news. (vicki) the morgan hill police department needs your help tonight in identifying a hit-and-run suspect. officers say this suspect on your screen... was involved in a hit-and-run incident just a few hours ago. it happened near tilton and dougherty in the north end of morgan hill. the incident left an unidentified victim injured.
he was last seen driving this 2000's chevrolet silverado truck. if you recognize the suspect...the morgan hill police department would like to hear from you. (grant) happening tonight... there's another heated debate scheduled... over whether some east bay schools should be allowed to break away from the mount diablo school district. mount diablo is made up of 56 schools serving more than 32-thousand students. it covers a large portion of the east bay stretching from martinez to walnut creek, and pleasnant hill to clayton. the proposed north-gate district, in red, would include five schools and 42- hundred students. opponents of the plan accuse county officials of wanting to create an affluent new school district, which supporters of the plan deny. if the county approves the plan, it would have to go through state education officials and then be approved by voters. if you'd like your voice heard...supporter and opponents plan to face off at the gardens at heather farms in walnut creek starting at six tonight.
(vicki) republican leaders are working overtime to pull their new healthcare bill from the brink of collapse. and they would like to have it on the congressional floor átomorrow - but only if they believe it will pass. two key republicans firmly against the latest gop repeal and replace plan, ánowá firmly on board after changes negotiated with the white house the updates try to target the heart of republican unease... about removing price protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions. the deal also adds 8- billion to an existing 130=billion fund to finance state risk pools designed to push down premiums for individuals with pre-existing conditions.... in states that opt-out of obamacare's pricing regulations. a vote is scheduled for tomorrow. (grant) coming up, it may be hot today - but don't put away your ski gear anytime soon. lake tahoe resorts making history today - extending the ski season even longer. (vicki) then, james comey is also facing the heat. the fbi director answering more tough questions over the recent presidential
doing well in a nursery and will go up for adoption once they reach two pounds. (vicki) you will soon start to see bikers, walkers and joggers along the bay bridge bike path - during the week. the newly expanded hours took effect today - which is a about a year earlier than planned because of the 'accelerated' removal of the old bay bridge. the path had been on the weekends - but not during the week which it will no be oen from 6 in the morning oen from 6 in it will no be oen from 6 in the morning until 8 at night... however, the path may be closed at times... during the removal of the remaining foundations of the eastern span - which is scheduled to begin this fall. (grant) for the first time in its history... slopes at many tahoe ski resorts will stay open past the fourth of july... the wicked winter that pummeled the sierra will make for some unusual summer skiing... squaw valley will be open through the fourth of july weekend.... which is only the fourth time that's happened at the site since the 1960 winter olympics.
apex shifts inland. tomorrow will be another hot today as the ridge begins to exit into the great basin. a modest cooling trend will start on thursday as coastal stratus returns. cooling trend continues friday into saturday when a slight chance of showers is forecast as an upper low approaches the region. locally windy conditions can also be expected over the weekend.
(vicki) a major development today in the possible federal case against two louisiana police officers - in the july killing of alton sterling...(grant) a u.s. attorney says there's simply not enough evidence to pursue federal charges against the two white officers involved.. catherine heenan is here with the latest.. (catherine) alton sterling was selling c-d's outside a store in baton rouge last year when police responded to a report of a man with a gun... two officers wrestled with sterling...and after someone yelled that he had a gun.... sterling was shot several times - and killed.
police say that a loaded gun was later found in his pocket. today authorities say there's not enough evidence to prove that either officer violated the federal criminal civil rights law. meaning - no federal charges against those officers. corey amundson/acting united states attorney. middle district of louisiana: in order to convict officer salamoni of a federal criminal civil rights violation for this shooting, we would have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that officer salamoni did not believe that mr. sterling was actually going for a gun when he made that statement, and that he simply decided to shoot. chris stewart/family attorney:we're still waiting on justice from attorney general landry. and we're telling you, it's coming-- from the evidence that we've seen so far. the family's attorney says they've now learned that the white officer who latershot sterling had pointed a gun at the back of his head -- and threatened to shoot him before they struggled. sterling's family is now demanding a state criminal investigation.... his death prompted protests from activists - demanding
justice for what they say was the unjustified killing of an african american. vicki? (grant) another big story we've been tracking all day... a commuity college in texas - went on lockdown after an apparent murder-suicide. it happened this morning - when officers responded to a call of an active shooter on campus. students had to be evacuated - while others sheltered in place. hours later.. a female victim and the suspect were found dead in the school's science building. the school remained closed the rest of day. (vicki)the family of the man who carried out a shooting spree at a san diego pool party. . .is speaking out. peter selis shot seven people. . . injuring six and killing 35-year-old monique clark. police say his victims were randomly targeted. . .and that he was angry over a recent breakup.in a recent statement selis' family apologized for what they deemed a "senseless" act. . . stating that they did not know what would have caused him to carry out the shooting.some survivors believe selis targeted minorities to shoot at the
party. . . police say they still have no evidence if racism played a role. (grant) still ahead... a quick-thinking officer saves a 4-year-old boy with autism who fell in a pond. and its all captured on video. (vicki) and next, the secret to viral videos... our tech reporter gabe slate tells us how you can turn views into cash. my daughter is...
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agencies. they told me they watch around 85,000 videos a month. besides the videos sent into them they have 50 full time employees and a computer software program, scouring the web every day looking for that next viral hit they said it's like looking for diamonds in the rough. for every 5,000 videos they watch they will make an offer on 50. junkin said depending on the quality of the video and the rarity of the content, the videos they represent will make anywhere from $50 up to $10,000.
(vicki) facebook promising to curb violence on its social media site... still ahead on kron four news... we'll tell you how facebook plans to combat this growing problem. (grant) plus, the warriors won big last night... but the team might have lost one of its biggest stars to an injury. sports director gary radnich will have this story - coming up at 5:45. (vicki) and next, we go out to capitol hill... where u-s senators wasted no time grilling fbi director james comey... on russian and the recent presidential election. we'll have this story next.
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publicly. (vicki) here to unpack some of the most dramatic reaction from james comey today... is dianne gallagher in washington. sen. chuck grassley/ -r- iowa: a cloud of doubt hangs over the fbi objectivity. in a hearing that was supposed to be about the broad topic of f-b-i oversight senators wasted no time getting right down to russia and the election...grilling director james comey wednesday... sen. dianne feinstein/ -d- california: before voters went to the polls last november, they had been inundated with stories about the fbi's investigation into senator clinton's emails. james comey/ fbi director: i sent a letter to congress, by the way people forget this, i didn't make a public announcement. it makes me mildly nauseous to think we might have had some impact on the election. i would still make the same decision. comey's testimony comes just one day after both president donald trump tweeted that the democrats were using comey as an excuse for losing the election, and democratic candidate hillary clinton publicly criticized his role in the 20-16 electionhillary clinton/ -d- former presidential candidate: i was on the way to winning until a combination of jim comey's letter on october 28 and
russian wikileaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off," hillary clinton/ -d- former presidential candidate: "if the election had been on october 27, i would be your president."comey, citing the classified, ongoing investigation said little of potential ties between russia and the trump administration- but did speak, candidly, about what russia's meddling in 20- 16 may mean for the future. james comey/ fbi director: i think one of the lessons that the russians may have drawn from this is that this works and so as i said a month or so ago, i expect to see them back in 2018 especially in 2020. in washington, dianne gallagher. (vicki) colleges around the united states are assuring international students that they are welcome on u-s campuses... dozens of schools have produced new online videos as part of a national campaign called "you are welcome here." you're looking at video from fredonia, state university of new york... some colleges say president donald trump's remarks about muslims and other groups have sent an
uninviting message to students overseas... making them feel the u-s is becoming less friendly to outsiders... new data shows that nearly half the nation's 25 largest public universities saw undergraduate applications from abroad drop or stagnate since last year. (grant) kron4 has a first look at the upcoming " obama presidential center". and it's in the 44th president's hometown of chicago. and take a look at this design. it will be in the jackson park area of the windy city...near lake michigan. the over 2-hundred thousand square feet center....will include classrooms, labs and outdoor spaces. mister obama says the presidential center will not open for four more years. but in the meantime ....the obamas will donate $two million to summer job programs in the area so that young people can keep busy . (grant) just in: yhou may be seeing smoke in the
east bay skies... the chevron refinery in richmond has had some flaring. the company says this is a regulated process to relieve pressure and no one needs to shelter in place.bay area air quality management district tweeted that it's investigating flaring and smoke at chevron...noting that the smoke stopped quickly. no air alerts have been issued. (anchor) time now to check on time now to check on our weather... with chief meterologist brittney shipp. .hot conditions today as ridge apex shifts inland. tomorrow will be another hot today as the ridge begins to exit into the great basin. a modest cooling trend will start on thursday as coastal stratus returns. cooling trend continues friday into saturday when a slight
bodycam video of one of its officerssaving a four-year-old boy...who has autism.(vicki) catherine heenan is here with more on a rescue that the officer says he'll remember forever... (catherine) that officer was on another call - near a community park sunday when he saw a littleboy dangerously close to a pond.. the bodycam video shows the four-year-old bobbing in the water....gaspin g for air.and then the officer jumping into the water to grab him... that officer eventually asks for someone to help him out - by calling 9-1-1... we learned today that elijah had unlocked a back door while his father was in the bathroom and his mother was at work.. officer aaron bulmer is just happy he was there... officer aaron bulmer:i didn't know that elijah had autism. i knew he was young and the verbal skills weren't there when i communicated with him. when i found out later he had autism it really struck me. it was god's hand of protection
on that child. and he used me as an instrument. elijah's mother agrees --- saying she believes the officer was 'sent by god.'the video also shows the officer handing the little boy to a man who happened to be nearby. the 4-year-old was checked at a hospital but he's fine and has fully recovered. grant and vicki... (grant) coming up, brad pitt is opening up for the first time about his ex-wife angelina jolie since their high-profile split. (vicki) and next... things are about to get a little more squishy on one major u-s carrier. find out what airline is planning to shrink its legroom. my belly pain and constipation? i could build a small city with all the over-the-counter products i've used. enough! i've tried enough laxatives to cover the eastern seaboard. i've climbed a mount everest of fiber. probiotics? enough! (avo) if you've had enough, tell your doctor what you've tried and how long you've been at it.
linzess works differently from laxatives. linzess treats adults with ibs with constipation or chronic constipation. it can help relieve your belly pain, and lets you have more frequent and complete bowel movements that are easier to pass. do not give linzess to children less than six, and it should not be given to children six to less than eighteen. it may harm them. don't take linzess if you have a bowel blockage. get immediate help if you develop unusual or severe stomach pain, especially with bloody or black stools. the most common side effect is diarrhea, sometimes severe. if it's severe stop taking linzess and call your doctor right away. other side effects include gas, stomach-area pain and swelling. talk to your doctor about managing your symptoms proactively with linzess. the uncertainties of hep c. wondering, what if? i let go of all those feelings. because i am cured with harvoni. harvoni is a revolutionary treatment for the most common type of chronic hepatitis c.
it's been prescribed to more than a quarter million people. and is proven to cure up to 99% of patients who have had no prior treatment with 12 weeks. certain patients can be cured with just 8 weeks of harvoni. before starting harvoni, your doctor will test to see if you've ever had hepatitis b, which may flare up and cause serious liver problems during and after harvoni treatment. tell your doctor if you've ever had hepatitis b, a liver transplant, other liver or kidney problems, hiv or any other medical conditions and about all the medicines you take including herbal supplements. taking amiodarone with harvoni can cause a serious slowing of your heart rate. common side effects of harvoni include tiredness, headache and weakness. ready to let go of hep c? ask your hep c specialist about harvoni. (vicki) just when you
thought your leg room in economy class couldn't get tighter. american airlines says it plans to add more seats on its coming boeing 737 max jetliners. and to do that, it will shrink the distance between áseats! the last three rows... leg room will decrease two inches. going from 31 inches of space to 29. while the rest of the main economy cabin will shrink by just one inch. however with the change, american will become the first large u-s carrier to offer leg room that's nearly on par with ultra-low cost carriers such as spirit airlines and frontier airlines. (grant) facebook is adding three-thousand new employees over the next year
to help review posts that have been reported to the company as concerning.. c-eo mark zuckerberg announced the move today...in response to the rise of videos of people harming themselves and others. in a recent incident, cleveland murderder steve stephens posted a video on facebook...showing him shooting an elderly man. zuckerberg says he wants to make it faster and simpler to report problems. the new reviewers will also help remove hate speech and child exploitation. (vicki) prince william and kate middleton are suing a magazine for publishing topless photos of the duchess of cambridge. it happened in 2012 when the couple was vacationing in the south of france. the images show the duchess sunbathing while topless at a private villa. the magazine says the pictures cast the royal couple in a positive light and says they are not a breach of privacy. prince william says the decision to publish the topless pictures of his wife was shocking. they are suing for one-point-six million dollars. (grant) coming up next, the warriors breeze past
tonight an east bay dog owner is pleading for help. pam moore is in the newsroom with what we are working on for kron 4 news at six. (pam ) vicki... tonight there is a search for a german shepherd named "murfee". murfee was last seen sunday in the front yard of his castro valley home.... and his owners believe he was stolen. he is not just any dog though ... he is trained as a rescue mentor.. and helps rehabilitate other german shepard rescues. tonight, we will hear from murfee's owner.. and tell you about an increase in the reward being offered for his
return. we will have that story and much more on kron 4 news at six. vicki back to you. (grant) time now to talk some warriors-- it seems the dubs made good use of their time off going into the second round.(vicki) after a week-long break, the warriors...showed no rust...and pushed around the jazz to take game 1 of the western semifinals. to talk more about the victory, we are joined by kron4 sports director gary radnich gary? (gary) so far, golden state hasn't been challenged much in these playoffs... and when you are chasing a title, the work doesn't stop. the team was back at the team was back at practice this
arena mark warriors to no surprise no apparent problem with utah last night....warriots jumped out to a 9-0 lead and thern pretyy cruised 104-96....no secret they had a rough shooting night 7-29 from 3 point range. utah prettyn much has to win tomorrow night...as they cant beat golden state 4 of the next 5... the warriors haven't missed a beat with steve kerr being out. although he's away from the team, he still maintains a strong presence in the day to day operations this morning-- mike brown said
they spoke after last night's game...and then, the team called him up again before practice started. "we called him this morning and he didn't answer. and so, then we called his wife and she answered, she goes 'okay, i'll get him to call you back.' so he calls us back a few minutes later and before we can say anything, the first words out of his mouth are 'jeez, can't you guys figure it out.' haahaha, we're like,'you're our coach. we want to make sure we're doing this right.'" and in this postseason, the warriors seem to be doing a lot of things right. in addition to being undefeated, golden state...has only turned the ball over 24-times in the last three games. protecting the basketball is a lesson that steve kerr has been teaching for awhile. "he hammered it home to the guys during training camp and he's been consistent with that message the entire year and it's good to see our guys taking heed to it, especially at this time of the year against very good playoff teams.""i think we can still continue to move the ball better, which comes with a rhythm. you know, just get
to that flow, but overall, i think we were solid." although they haven't really been tested, the warriors know better than to get too comfortable. kevin durant...made that approach clear...after last night's win. "obviously for the next game, we wanna come out with energy always game 2s are tough especially with a team coming in trying to steal one on the road, so we can't be relaxed, relaxed teams and happy teams get beat." steph curry did not practice today, but it was strictly precautionary. and mike brown reinforced there are no concerns over curry's ankle. the mvp will be good to go tomorrow night for game 2 (anchor) time now to check on
.hot conditions today as ridge apex shifts inland. tomorrow will be another hot today as the ridge begins to exit into the great basin. a modest cooling trend will start on thursday as coastal stratus returns. cooling trend continues friday into saturday when a slight chance of showers is forecast as an upper low approaches the region. locally windy conditions can also be expected over the weekend. weekend. over the weekend.
his family has been quote "ripped apart"...(grant) the insider's louis aguirre joins us from hollywood with more on this story. (----louis----)yeah ... the 53- year-old breaks his silence about his high-profile divorce from angelina jolie and the effect it's had on their six kids. as we breakdown brad... in his own wordsleaping in the air in $790 bottega veneta pants and a $1380 sweaterpg 5 laying in the sand dunes matchign photo:28 i love you.. (from broll)praying over the infinite scenery of florida's everglades national park while showing off his torso tattoo of a tornado.. perhaps the stark image is metaphor for the clarity brad says he now feels after weathering the storm of his family being quote "ripped apart"revealing for the first time inside gq style that he is six months sober. the fiercely private father of six was
uncharacteristically candid saying quote i can't remember a day since i got out of college when i wasn't boozing or something... and truthfully i could drink a russian under the table with his own vodka. i was a professional. i was good.brad mentions his estrange wife angelina's name just once within in the extensive 40 page spread. pitt says he is in therapy after his quote "self-inflicted" family turmoil. he opened up as to why they are privately negotiating custody outside of court- quote:i was really on my back and chained to a system when child services was called... after that, we've been able to work together to sort this out...i heard one lawyer say, "no one wins in court-it's just a matter of who gets hurt worse...i just refuse. and fortunately my partner in this agrees. it's just very, very jarring for the kids,(----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) grant and vicki thank you. a fight inside a market street subway sandwich shop ends with police officer shooting a suspect. coming up at six... what we are learning tonight about the deadly confrontation.(pam) and a german shepard that helps rescue dogs is stolen from his family's front yard. next the new reward being offered tonight. kron 4 news at six is next. hey allergy muddlers
( pam ) for the first time under a new police chief... san francisco officers use deadly force. it happened out in the open at one of the busiest intersections in the city. ( pam ) good evening i'm pam moore.( steve ) and i'm steve aveson. the shooting happened on market street... between 5th and 6th streets. the streets had been blocked off for most of the day but just reopened about 90 minutes ago. no iffcers were hurt... but there is a second man in the hospital. kron 4's charles clifford is live for us tonight along market street with what we know about the suspect. charles. well, the investigation. . . . now , we do have some cell phone video from the scene. the video quality isn't that great but it does show how caotic it was out here. now this started just before 1130 this morning, when two sfpd officer walking in the 900 block of market street saw a white male adult stabbing a phlipino man. the officers
interviened and during the confrontation at leasat one of the officer shot the white male. he was later pronounced dead on the scene, the philipno man was transported to the hospital. the extent of his injuries is unknown right now. no officers were injured. police chief william scott was on scene this afternoon and he promised a very thorough investigation but when asked for more specific information. . .like how many shots were fired. . he declined to elaborate. sot now , as with any officer involved shooting, multiple investigation have been launched.sfpd homicide and internal affairs division, the department of police accountability. san francisco district attorney's independent investigation bureau. and the medical examiner's office are all looking into this shooting.
for now that is the very latest here in san francisco, charles clifford kron 4 news. ( steve ) it's been five long years... but the sierra lamar murder trial is just about in the hands of the jury and deliberations could begin by the end of this week. ( steve 2-shot) is the wrong person on trial in the murder of sierra lamar?(pam) as kron four's rob fladeboe reports now... that is indeed a key part of the strategy used by the defense today, in it's closing arguments to the jury. lead defense attorney al lopez, as shown here in a courtroom sketch and here with his client antolin garcia torres during a previous court appearence, began his closing argument by asserting to the jury there is scant evidence his client killed sierra lamar and none that he attacked three other women before sierra lamar disappeared. a brilliant strategy says legal analyst steven clark'steven clark/legal analyst" if the jury believes that he is not responsible for those safeway
attacks, it's going to undermine the overall view that the case against garcia torres, that he is someone with the proclivity to have gone after sierra lamar...." the defense attacked evidence that put the defendant near the bus stop where sierra lamar vanished, arguing there is proof he was long gone when sierra got there and that investigators not only contaminated dna and other forensic evidence, but failed to look into reports of another car in the area, suggesting they arrested the wrong suspect. steven clark/legal analyst "anytime you as a defense attorney can point to someone else as the person who may have committed the crime, that's something you have to do and that could resonate with this jury when they decide, one, is she really dead and two, did garcia torres killer her...."with no body, no crime scene and no witnesses, the jury must
decide whether or not to convict garcia torres based on dna and otherforensic evidence. the defense strategy is not going over well with lamar family friend mary doering.marydoering/lamar family friend"i think it's a futile attempt to try plant the seeds of doubt with the jury, i don't believe they're being successful based on watching the expressions of the jurors..."rob fladeboe/san josethe defense is expected to resume and wrap up it's closing arguments tomorrow. but in a rebuttal to follow, the prosecution will have the final word with jury in an effort to undo any damage done to it's case by the defense. in san jose rob fladeboe kron 4 news (pam) rob fladaboe is live tweeting the court proceedings ... you can get them through the kron four twitter feed. also... we have a timeline of the events
on our website... kron four dot com. and the moment there is a verdict... we will send out an alert through the kron four mobile app. it is available for free for apple and android devices. (steve) san jose police shot and killed a man after officers say the suspect charged at them with a knife in each hand. they were responding to a call of family disturbance on mt frazier drive off clayton road just before midnight. when police arrived, they say the 28-year-old man came out of a garage. he had a kitchen knife in each hand and one raised over his head. police say he then came at an officer... getting within a few feet before the officer opened fire. they add the man that shot and killed had a history of drug use, mental illness and had made threats in the past. his name has not been released. the police department and santa clara county district attorney's officer are investigating the incident. (pam) a live look outside right now...(steve) let's get our first look
at the weather with chief meteorologist brittney shipp. .hot conditions today as ridge apex shifts inland. tomorrow will be another hot today as the ridge begins to exit into the great basin. a modest cooling trend will start on thursday as coastal stratus returns. cooling trend continues friday into saturday when a slight chance of showers is forecast as an upper low approaches the region. locally windy conditions can also be expected over the weekend.
(steve) new at 6. a man who police say killed his wife in walnut creek and held police at bay in martinez was charged with murder. gregory prokopowicz appeared in court just a few hours ago. the 38-year-old allegedly killed his wife 47-year-old roselyn policarpio thursday afternoon on first avenue in walnut creek. after a 19- hour standoff , prokopowicz was arrested friday in martinez. however police say he did not surrender until the swat team fired three rounds of tear gas into the car where he was holding authorities at bay.
(pam ) a high school student in san lorenzo was killed this morning... in a train accident. it happened on the train tracks at grant and railroad avenues. the alameda county fire department says, the boy was pronounced dead at the scene. he was a junior at nearby kipp king collegiate high school. the accident was reported just after eight o'clock in the morning. union pacific, which manages the tracks.. says, a bike was found next to the boy... but it is unclear if he was on the tracks when he was hit, or if he was walking. neighbors in the area feel for the victim's family. thomas ivey/neighbor- "oh, its very tragic. i hate to hear something like this."//antonio trejo/neighbor- "grieving for the family too, and you know, just uh, knowing it could have been yours, you know."( pam ) a spokesperson for union pacific says, the company's hearts go out to the family and friends of the victim during this difficult time. the train engineer and conductor have both been put in touch with counselors for support. the area was re-opened to traffic ... just after eleven- o'clock in the morning.
republicans are again scrambling to pass health reform...and earlier tonight - word came that the house "will" vote on the health care bill tomorrow.. it is a sign of the g-o-p's confidence ... in repealing 'obamacare'... catherine heenan is here with details on how some skeptical republicans are being won over.. (catherine) this represents a big breakthrough for the republicans trying to pull their new health care bill from the brink of collapse... in a big shift in momentum to roll back obamacare -- two key moderate lawmakersmet with president trump today... the two republicans were firmly against the latest 'repeal and replace' plan...but now -- they're firmly on board --- after changes they negotiated with the white house.
majority leader kevin mccarthy says "yes" -- telling reporters tonight that house republicans do have enough votes to make this happen.. president trump endorsed a plan by long and upton to add 8-billion dollars over five years.... it would help cover the cost for people with pre-existing illnesses who could otherwise be priced out of insurance markets... pam and steve? ( pam ) the house officially has passed the first bi-partisan bill under president trump. a one- point- one trillion dollar spending measure... now heads to the senate for approval. this would keep the government from shutting down at midnight on friday. the spending bill had been hotly debated and negotiated... one of the items that was left out ... was funding for president
trump's border wall. but, the plan does boost spending on the military, as the president requested. ( steve ) have you seen this dog. police in the east bay need help finding him after he was the victim in the crime. where the prized pet may be tonight.( pam ) and watch your email! the warning tonight from google about scam that is making the rounds... and what you should be on the look out for.( steve ) plus we have another stolen dog case to tell you about. the bold crime and the emotional plea coming from the owner. your eyes work as hard as you do. but do they need help making more of their own tears? if you have chronic dry eye caused by reduced tear production due to inflammation,
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the safe return of a castro valley german shepherd... has just been increased to $10-thousand- dollars..the canine has been missing for several days.(steve) the dog's owner tells kron4's haaziq madyun... that she hopes the money will motivate the person who has the dog... to bring him back home the german shepherd you see in this video is named murfee. he is 3-years-old and a rescued dog that now mentors other dogs. this is the front yard of murfee's home. here is the dog's water bowl. however murfee is not where to be seen?
breaking into the victim's vehicle and taking off. the owner says he has reports of the dog being spotted in the richmond and el cerrito areas. police meanwhile are trying to track down the car as well. (pam) in hayward. a measure that would keep an existing parcel tax ... to fund schools and increase it by $30 dollars per parcel... is winning in early returns. government officials say... "measure a" is winning 70 percent to 30. the measure needs a two-thirds majority to pass. the parcel tax would increase from 58- dollars to 88 -dollars per parcel ... and would stay in place for 12- years. the present tax is set to expire june 30th. ( pam ) happening right now: a second public hearing over whether or not to split up one of the largest school districts in the bay area. todays hearing is taking place in walnut creek... this is video from last night's meeting in concord. there is a push to split off northgate high school in walnut creek, along with four other schools... from the mount
diablo school district. a lot needs to happen before the break- up can move forward. the county has to approve the formation of the new school district... and then the state would have to give its approval as well. (steve) new at 6. crews have found the body of a 14-year-old boy who drowned while playing in the american river at folsom. crews found the body just after noon about 50 feet from the shoreline near where the teen was last seen jumping off rocks monday evening. the folsom fire department says crews looked for the boy for more than two hours yersterday ... before calling off the search. the search continued today- but changed from a rescue effort.... to a recovery operation. (pam ) federal officials are now saying .... a southern california oil refinery explosion that happened back in 2015. . . could have been prevented. the federal safety board released a report today. . .about the blast in torrance. the report identifies technical issues which led to the incident. . . and noted that the safeguards designed
to prevent such an explosion.. . failed.the board says the plant needs to implement strategies to prevent a repeat. the blast slightly injured four workers. . . and almost caused toix leakage into nearby suburbs. (pam) authorities now confirming the cause of last summer's sherpa fire was accidental. . . the blaze was sparked last june. . . at the rancho la scherpa retreat in los padres national forest.fire officials say a man was burning a log inside a fireplace.the wind picked up. . .filling the home with smoke.the man then carried the burning log outside to a faucet. . . but dropped hot embers on the ground. nearly 10-thousand acres burned. . . more than 400-people had to be evacuated. the blaze was contained a month later. ( steve ) this gives you an idea of how much snow there is in the sierra tonight. the ski resort at squaw valley is planning to stay open past the fourth of the july. that has never happened before. early this year in announced plans to offer
skiing through the holiday weekend. that's only the fourth that has happened in the resort's history. and there is plenty of snow on the ground. squaw says its base is currently 20 feet deep. let's take a look outside right now for the current conditions in the bay area... (steve) chief meteorologist brittney shipp joins us now with the forecast. .hot conditions today as ridge apex shifts inland. tomorrow will be another hot today as the ridge begins to exit into the great basin. a modest cooling trend will start on thursday as coastal stratus returns. cooling trend continues friday into saturday when a slight chance of showers is forecast as an upper low approaches
he snapped after taking down some burglars and the warning to anyone else who is thinking about breaking into his house. new tonight at eight.... they already have five childrenbut when a couple opened their home to foster kids... they made a deal.that decision resulted in six siblings being able to stay together.. and their family doubling in size. the heartwarming story... tonight at eight.
fbi director james comey testified today ... that it would have been "catastrophic" to keep congress in the dark... about developments in the hillary clinton email investigation that emerged close to election day... catherine heenan is here with more on how comey faced tough questions today - before the senate judiciary committee... (catherine) comey is standing firm by his decision to alert congress to the developments...even if it
might have had consequences for the election... he told committee members today that he has no regrets - but calls the decision'personally painful.' comey says he can't worry 'for a second' about anyone's political fortunes.. in the end, investigators determined that the emails were mostly ones they'd previously seen...and hillary clinton was ultimately cleared by the fbi -- just two days before the election. fbi director - james comey: this was terrible. it makes me mildly nauseous to think we might have had some impact on the election. but honestly, it wouldn't change the decision. everybody who disagrees with me has to come back to october 28th with me and stare at this and tell me what you would do. would you speak or would you conceal? and i could be wrong, but we honestly made a decision between those two choices that even in hindsight ... and this has been one of the world's most painful experiences ... i would make the same decision. the fbi director also provided new details about the investigation into anthony weiner's computer. he
says that weiner's then-wife huma abedin, who was clinton's aide.....was forwarding e- mails to that computer... even classified emails... comey also says he lost trust in the department of justice to do an independent investigation into clinton.. that was after the now- infamous airport tarmac meeting between then-attorney general loretta lynch and former president bill clinton. pam and steve? (steve) keep a close eye on your emails and what open. the widespread scam making its way into inboxes that has prompted a warning tonight from google.(pam) will the warriors be without steph curry ... when they face the jazz tomorrow night? sports director gary radnich will have an update on the star... after he suffered an apparent ankle injury during last night's win.(steve ) watch your step. a homeowner stops some burglars in stops some burglars in their tracks. the chilling
california homeowner takes matters into his own hands when he notices people trying to break into his home.( pam ) and once he caught them... he decided to make a point... - if you try to break-in... you could pay the price with your life. crystal cruz shows his rather clear message. a chino hills homeowner snapped a telling photo of himself pointing the business end of a gun at three teens who tried to break into his home.nat sound:"my family is ok thank you." the family speaks little english.their neighbor told us what happened monday afternoon when the family heard unwanted guests in their backyard.tony tran: "they came home from supermarket and they noticed somebody jump the fence and try to pry in and he panicked and had a gun and pulled out and did a warning shot." 9-1-1 was called, deputies pulled in and took over, cuffing the teens.five people were arrested for attempted
burglary.neighbors wonder why this crew of burglars chose this home, with bars on the windows,described as fort knox of the cul-de-sac with a homeowner who's not afraid to protect his wife and children. lapedtra singleton/neighbor: "because you don't know. you walk in and someone's in your house. you don't know if they're going to kill you," last month, at another house nearby, the homeowner was sleeping when he says these two, with covered faces,seen on video tried unsuccessfully to break into his place through the window and left in a white car.paris/homeowner: "i got kids. i got a house here. i don't have time to mess around with these fools." now there's a sign covering the broken window that's crystal clear. it says says you might make it in, but you won't make it out." paris/homeowner: "anyone who wants to come into this house uninvited is not welcome!" ( steve ) this crime certainly has taken the neighborhood by storm. other residents say they are arming themselves for possible intruders. ( pam ) a bit of a shuffle with leadership at the
oakland police department... now that a new chief is in charge. anne kirkpatrick is promoting john lois... to assistant chief. this one of several moves she is making.. lois is currently facing a lawsuit from sergeant mike gantt. gantt accuses lois, and other top officials, of retaliation following an investigation into the death of the wife of brendan o'brien. o'brien later committed suicide, but not before leaving a note behind... that broke open the investigation into a widespread sex scandal. the scandal led to the resignation of police chief sean whent and several officers being disciplined. (steve)former president barack obama back on the scene. . . now showcasing his plans for the obama presidential center. he spoke today. . . at a community forum in the south side of chicago.that's where the center will be built.it will inlude a library and museum. . . . obama and former first lade michelle obama are set to donate $2-million dollars to the project.in the
meantime. . . programming will start this year.the center is projected to be done in four years. . . and will include a variety of attractions. "and maybe they'll be some artifacts from the white house and the presidency, those are all interesting things to pull people in and give them a sense of what this has been all about. but the thing that is most exciting to us is to create an institution that will train the next generation of leadership," obama says he hopes the center will become a hub of activity on chicago's south side. . . . where obama started his political career.
confrontation one of the officers shot the adult male. he was pronounced dead on the scene. the other victim was transported to the hospital. in san francisco charles clifford, kron4 news. > (rob fladeboe)here in san jose, 13 weeks after it began, the trial of the man accused in the murder of sierra lamar is drawing to an end. the prosecution wrapping up closing arguments calling on the jury to find antolin garcia torres guilty. when it's turn came, the defense renewed it's attack on dna and forensic evidence as insufficient to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. the prosecution however will have the final word with the jury during a rebuttal. the jury could begin deliberating as soon as friday. in san jose rob fladeboe kron 4 news (philippe djegal) in san lorenzo... a teenage boy was killed in an early morning train accident. the alameda county fire department says the boy was hit by the train just after eight o'clock.
the incident stopped traffic in the area for about three hours. union pacific, which manages the tracks, says a bike was found next to the boy... but its unclear if he was on it during the collision. the victim attended nearby kipp king collegiate high school... in san lorenzo, philippe djegal, kron four news. (haaziq madyun)here in castro valley, the reward for a stolen german shepherd named murfee has just been increased to $10-thousand-dollars. the dog's owner says bring him back safe and the money is yours...no questions asked
joins us now... .hot conditions today as ridge apex shifts inland. tomorrow will be another hot today as the ridge begins to exit into the great basin. a modest cooling trend will start on thursday as coastal stratus returns. cooling trend continues friday into saturday when a slight chance of showers is forecast as an upper low approaches the region. locally windy conditions can also be expected over the weekend.
not to click it and to delete the message. reports say when people do click it, it asks for permission to access your google account. it is one way a hacker can steal personal information and access to e-mail and social network accounts. ( steve ) in sports... the warriors were back at practice today after their game-one win agaunst the utah jazz last night...( pam )... but steph curry was not a participant... gary will have more on steph's situation... and all the sports... coming up
more on nash in a couple of minutesmike brown 3-0 filling in for steve kerrthe warriors despite only making 7-of-29 three-pointers still overwhelmed the jazz in the second halfthey tied a franchise playoff record with only 7 turnovers last night and have had only 24 the last three games keying a defense that shut down utah's leading scorer gordon hayward who only had 12 points(sot: green & curry)(wipe curry no practice today) "huge part of that is not turning the bal over. we were able to get our defense set, and when we can get our defnese set we're tough. on the offensive end turnovers again were very key in our execution and getting shots up."we weren't clicking making shots early on but our defense just really gave us an opportunity to kinda find that flow." curry as previously mentioned did not participate
in practice today last night on this lay-up he tweaked his left anklehe came out and received treatment on the bench he sat out the 4th quarter as a precautuion at one point he went to the scorer's table to check in but was called backafter the game active head coach mike brown said curry was fine today he was asked again any concern with steph's ankle? (sot: mike brown) "naw, no concern. he just, he's a guy that constantly gets maintenance, which he should. not only him, most of our guys do a good job with that and, umm, so that's all. that's all it was last night. he's definitely good to go tomorrow."
lebron james dominmant again tonighthe went off for 39 points passing kareem abdul jabbar for the 2nd most playoff points in nba hisoty final: cavaliers roll 125-103 they lead the series 2-0 (wipe tpo beer company) a cleveland beer company has backed off using lebron james'' name and image after he pretended to take a drink in last night's gamejames playfully took a beer out of the hands of a vendor. and mimicked taking a sip great lakes brewing company who brews the beer at the cavaliers arena posted a couple of tweets showing james' "mock sip" with the
caption "g.o.a.t with the g.o.l.d."nba players are not allowed to endorse alcohol brands james' legal team went into action and the tweets were taken downlebron also added this was the same company that came out with "quit-ness" beers after he left for miami so he has no motivation for them to benefit off his name back to steve nashhe will be inducted into the university of santa clare athletics hall of fame in may the announcement came out today also going in are two teams nash played on the 1002-93 and 1995-96 bronco squadsnash was named the west coast conference player of the year in both 1995 and 1996, and spearheaded some of the best teams in school historythen of course he went on the the nba where he won back to back mvp awards with the phoenix suns
romo's next pursuit of a championship will be in golf. a month after the dallas cowboys quarterback retired, romo is among nearly 9,500 players who signed up for the u.s. open. he plays an 18-hole local qualifier monday at split rail links and golf club about 30 minutes west of fort worth.if he advances, the next step is sectional qualifying on june 5 to get into the u.s. open at erin hills in wisconsin.this isn't the first time romo has tried to qualify. he made it out of local qualifying in 2010. here's one of a presonal natureour own stanley roberts of "people behaving badly" fame has a nephew tyrell roberts who is qyuite the basketball playerhe is known as "the ghost" and he plays for woodcreek high school in roseville (sacramento area)tyrell graduates this year schorarships are on the table for him to play at the next levelin addition stan was nominated for an emmy award today for his work here at kron
yes, the toyota mirai runs on hydrogen. yes, the fuel is complimentary for up to three years. yes, it has an epa-estimated range of 312 miles. yes, you will probably have to answer lots of silly questions from strangers. yes, this is a mind-blowing marvel of technology. and, yes, you can buy it today-
with their social network.. so bad they hired 3,000 people today to try to fix it. i'm kron 4's tech reporter gabe slate that is coming up on kron 4 news at 8 (steve) there's a giant robot that can three-d print a building in less than a day. (pam) researchers at m-i-t say... the robot can build the basic structure of a building ... in less than 14 hours. the robot itself is this dome- like structure ... it is 12- feet high and 50- feet in diameter. researchers hope to use the robot in developing countries.. on disaster relief areas to held build shelters. but they acknowledge, it could take at least five years for that
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"the insider," tracking the biggest stories making news today. number one, brad pitt breaks his silence on his divorce from angelina. his candid new interview on the custody battle, quitting alcohol and living with loneliness. then, is a network battle brewing over an "american idol" reboot? but will ryan's "live" gig mean seacrest out? >> he can't be in two places at once. number three, the stars are still feeling the met gala hangover. >> pretty cool. >> all the moments you missed. plus, your "insider" bonus. >> settle down, you got this. >> what did keltie show charlie hunnam that had him reacting
like this? >> oh, man. and mark hamill flirts with the dark side by giving "star wars" fans the surprise of a lifetime. >> that's impossible. >> now "the insider" tracking hollywood from the inside out. brad pitt says his family has been quote ripped apart. it's the number one tracking story today. >> the 53-year-old breaks his silence about his divorce from angelina jolie and its effect it's had on their six kids. we break down brad in his own words. praying over the infinite scenery of florida everglades national park while showing off his torso tattoo of a tornado. perhaps the stark image is a metaphor for the clarity brad says he now feels after weathering the storm of his family being quote ripped apart. revealing for the first time inside "gq style" that he is six