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stronger winds through the evening. heavy rain will be seen at times through the day tomorrow with showers to take us through next week. ( robin ) now to our big national story. speaker nancy pelosi and house democrats passed two proposals aimed at ending the government shutdown ... which is now in its 14th day.( james ) but senate republicans say they won't vote on anything -- until it gets the president's seal of approval. the
house first passed a stop-gap bill to fund the department of homeland security until february eighth. the measure would only push back the dispute over border wall funding until next month. after that, lawmakers passed a separate appropriations package that would fund all shuttered parts of the government through september. neither of the two measures includes any new money for a border wall. < "we're not doing a wall. does anybody have any doubt that a wall... so that's it."continue to democrats and republicans to come together to achieve a kind of agreement that will provide the border security that the american people need. and that means it means a wall, that means a physical barrier>( james ) the legislthe senate. and president trump announced he would veto both measures. ( robin ) the new congress brings the largest number of women to the house in american history. its at an all-
time high of 102 women. kron 4's dann spoke with former mayor willie brown ... who says pelosi is a perfect fit for this new beginning. san francisco congresswoman nancy pelosi reclaims her seat in the house..former san francisco mayor willie brown says with the number of women now serving in congress, pelosi is the ideal leader.. sot: 75 of the 100 women that are now part of the 535 i.e. the house and senate have came from what nancy has been attempting to do. brown calls those women disciples of pelosi..he says the speaker will be embraced by a democratic majority in the house that is more diverse than ever..sot: she is perfect for the role that she will now have to play..incidentally, bay area women are leading the way in representing california in congress..pelosi is joined by u.s. senators dianne feinstein and kamala harris..
brown says it shows northern california having a surplus of leadership..something the u.s government needs more of..sot: nancy pelosi is the only person who appears to be focused on trying to do right pursuant of this democracy with mutual respect for everybody.. ( robin ) in the east bay ... investigators identified the body found at a landfill in livermore ... as 23-year-old karina banta of hayward. here are pictures of her. the alameda county sheriff's office says they've had interactions with her in the past ... and she had a history of mental illness and sustance abuse. deputies now believe her death may have been the result of an accident or overdose and not a homicide.
( robin ) investigators are waiting on the toxicolgy report. the sheriff's office says that there are no obvious signs of trauma to the body. ( james ) new this morning ...' a man is behind bars ... accused of fatally stabbing a 61-year-old woman in san francisco's tenderloin neighborhood. the stabbing happened wednesday ... just before noon in the area of ellis and leavenworth streets. the victim ... veronica soliz, died at the hospital. police say 49-year-old arthur finch was arrested roughly 20 minutes after the attack. they say he also injured a man who tried to intervene in stabbing. ( james ) in pleasanton ... police are trying to find the driver who hit a pedestrian as they tried to cross the street. this is surveillance video of the truck as it hit the pedestrian. it happened two weeks
ago at the intersection of tom burnett lane and johnson drive. police say the driver stopped at the scene and provided information that was later determined to be false. the driver was last seen walking into a nearby security controlled building ... right across the street from where the collision happened. ( robin ) a teenager is in critical condition ... after a car runs him over on the streets of oakland. this is video of the 14-year-old boy ... after the collision.he was hit near the fruitvale bart station on wednesday. police say the driver's car dragged the teen for four blocks down the street. < this is a little kid in pain obvi broken legs deep wounds to his skin that is what is uncon to me>( robin ) oakland police believe the people responsible for hurting the teenager are in this video. there is a reward for any
information that leads to an arrest. ( robin ) another update we want to share with you this morning --- a six- year old oakland girl hit by celebratory gunfire early on new year's day is improving. she is in stable condition, but comes in and out of consciousness. the incident happened on the 9600- block of thermal street in east oakland, just before 2 - in the morning, on new years day. the bullet will remain in the girl's head ... as doctors say, it would be too dangerous to remove. however, police say, without that piece of evidence ... it will be challenging to figure out who fired the gun. ( james ) in the south bay ... police arrested a man accused of sexual assault. here is the suspect ... 43-year-old sharwian bobian, a transient. sheriff's deputies say the female victim had been helping bobian over the past several months as he lived on the streets. then on wednesday ... the victim visited him on llagas avenue ... to drop off food and supplies. according to
investigators ... the victim says she was then raped by bobian. he was booked in to santa clara county jail. ( james ) the east bay regional park district police are looking for help in identifying the suspect of an aggravated assault. it happened yesterday morning just before 10-30 ... at the chabot regional park. a female jogger says, she had to defend herself against a dog attack ..by using pepper spray.. she was then approached by the dogs owner on the goldenrod trail. the female assailant attacked and punched the victim several times. as the victim attempted to push off the attacker.. she was bitten on her forearm by the suspect. police say, the attacker had two dogs. (robin) coming up ... people lined up for hours for the chance of getting a ticket to steph curry's party tonight. (robin) plus ... we'll speak to local business owners on the reason so many are having to close their doors in san francisco. (robin) but first... we'll take a look at another bay area city's crime rate that is heading in the wrong direction.
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oakland's homicide rate is at a nearly 20- year low. city officials say its all due in part to a change in tactics. kron 4's maureen kelly reports. overall major crimes were down 11 percent in 2018 from the year before in oakland....mayo r libby schaaf saying the downward trend for homicides and shootings has been happening for some time. this represents an unprecedented six-year reduction in homicides an injury shootings combined six consecutive years that is unprecedented68 people were murdered last year....the homicide rate being the lowest in nearly two decades.every number is a life lostthe mayor and police chief say they've been focused on making the city safer and reducing gun violence....and one tactic has been operation ceasefire...whic h has been focusing on strengthing bonds with the community...and change the way
they tackle gang activity. nstead of going activity.nstead of going to these individuals and trying to get them out of gangs we try to go with that to them with our human services division and try to embrace them and help them navigate their life try to meet them where they are so our messages and about stopping being involved in gangs in the people who your friends hanging out in your neighborhood because that's their life. our message we don't want to engage in violence we want to put down guns and we want to help you navigate situations i can minimize your chance of being shot or going to jail the chief says they did see a rise in arsons and commercial burglaries last year....but many other property crimes were down by double digits.....car break ins for exampe were down by 25%.the chief says (robin) while crime in
both san francisco and oakland is seeing a downward trend ... violent crime is up in san jose. kron four's rob fladboe has a closer look at the numbers. violent crime is trending upward in what not that long ago was consistantly recognized as the safest big cty in america. (full screen graphic)new numbers released by police show violent crime was up 6 percent in 2018, driven by a 19-percent increase in robberies and a 2-percent increase in rapes. police chief eddie garcia eddie garcia/san jose police chief "....obviously, no chief is happy when the crime rate goes up like that..we need to keep our eye on the ball and continue to rebuild....."chief garcia says those numbers reflect a department still struggling to rebuild after it was decimated by an exodus of officers resulting from pension reform and austerity measures. (full screen graphic)as this graphic shows, staffing has improved in recent years through better pay and inspired recruitment but there's still a long ways to go.eddie garcia/san jose
police chief "....the reality of it is that ten years ago we were up to 14 hundred officers and now we are about 300short of that..."fewer officers may also be to blame for slower response times according to a city audit. more cops on the street would help but the numbers show another trend says the chief.eddie garcia "...the issue we need to look at is the aggravated assaults with weapons that are occurring, that's the true measure of the violence that is trending up in the county..."trending down on the other hand are homicides. there were five fewer last year than the year before. and going forward.....eddie garcia/san jose police chief ".....were going to have to be more strategic and more surgical about how we deploy officers and at the same time make people feel they are not being ignored, they should stull see a cop drive up and down their street once in a while...." rob fladeboe/san jose "...there is some evidence that having more cops on the street doesn't necessarily mean less crime but the chief says he thinks deloying more officers to known hot spots would make a
difference but says he simply doesnt have the rsources to do that on a regular basis.... in san jose rob fladeboe kron4news (robin) a vigil and protest at bart's west oakland station forced it to shut down for a few hours last night. family and friends of sahleem tindle gathered at the bart station one year after he was fatally shot by a bart police officer. bart officials say the protestors were blocking the fair gates and it had become an unsafe situation for passengers. the station re-opened just after 7 o'clock ( james ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... we hear from a bay area couple who are struggling in the wake of the government shutdown. ( james ) we hear from a man who had to jump out of his second floor bedroom window to escape a fire. ( james ) and here's a live look outside... bay bridge.
day continue to rise cloud cover will cloud cover will continue to rise through the day today with high temperatures in a similar range of 50's. overnight rainfall chances will increase along with stronger winds through the evening. heavy rain will be seen at times through the day tomorrow with showers to take us through next week.
( james ) take a look at this dramatic video out of orange county. a man climbed out of his second story apartment window to escape a fire. the man's wife also jumped out of the window to safety. ( james ) the husband and wife suffered smoke inhalation. two apartment units were damaged by the fire and a dozen people are displaced. the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
proposals aimed at ending the government shutdown ... which is now in its 14th day. the house first passed a stop-gap measure to fund the department of homeland security until february eighth. the measure would only push back the dispute over border wall funding until next month. after that, lawmakers passed a separate appropriations package that would fund all shuttered parts of the government through september. neither of the two measures includes any new money for a border wall. president trump announced he would veto both (robin) with no end in sight for the government shutdown ... many federal works remain off the job or are working without pay. we spoke to one bay area family ... who is struggling to make ends meet.rcement for the coast guard. conside when the government shutdown last month, he had to stay on duty without being paid. his wife kaitlynn hopes the president and lawmakers can cut a deal
out how to spend our money. his job is already stressfull enough so. so wondering how he's doing, if he's safe. and the added stress of financial burdens just makes the situation worse.>(robin) at this point ... the husband does not know when he will receive his next paycheck ... or if he will recieve back pay for working during the shutdown. (robin) on the peninsula... daly city police say they need help identifying a fraud suspect. on december 18th .. this woman committed identity theft and made a withdrawal of 75-hundred dollars ... from the victim's checking account. two days later, the suspect returned to the bank ... and attempted to cash a check but was unsuccessful. she left the bank before police arrived. ( james ) empty storefronts are becoming more and more common in business districts throughout the bay area... in many cases its due to rising rent... but in san francisco's mission district business owners say that's only one of several
feature. a warrant revealed that his blood alcohol level was well over the legal limit. he is due back in court in april. (robin) now to the warriors ...they hosted the rockets last night in a rematch of the western conference finals.( james ) in the third quarter steph curry... hits the jumper. they were up by 20. but then rockets star and reigning m-v-p james harden played lights out. houston came all the way back, end of regulation ... rockets down three... harden with the step back to tie it at 119-119... we go to overtime. in the extra period ... kevin durant saves the ball just before it goes out of bounds. on the next rockets possession ... harden nails the three-pointer. 135-134 rockets. they've won 2 against the warriors this year. (robin) happening today ...
steph curry's big concert party in oakland ... to celebrate his 10 years with the warriors.( james ) kron4's will tran is standing outside the fox theaters in oakland where the party will takeplace. fans outside this pop up store on 9th street - all eager to get a ticket to a concert put on by steph curry to honor his 10 year anniversary playing with the warriors in oakland and the global launch of the curry 6 basketball shoe. a pair of tickets were given to the first 225 people in line - and just like that, they were gone. this remaining group had to settle to buy something at bad. the media was not allowed to go into the store, so i employed an amatuer reporter to help me out with what was
inside... . thanks will. thanks will. thanks will. thanks will. inside... .with what was help me out reporter to amatuer employed an store, so i go into the not allowed to the media was bad. whic wasn't so the store... something at settle to buy group had to this remaining were gone. that, they were gone. this remaining group had to settle to buy the store... whic wasn't so bad. the media was not allowed to go into the store, so i employed an amatuer reporter to help me out with what was inside... . thanks will. ( james ) still ahead on the kron 4
on hand at the moscone center for a ribbon cutting. the building first opened in 1981. now the facility has environmentally friendly touches... such as, solar paneling and a recovered water system. mayor breed says, the new terraces and above ground bridges that connect the north and south sides of the center... will better serve the needs of the tourism industry. ( james ) coming up after the break... the south bay is preparing for the college football national championship. (ácommercialá)
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i'll only use an oral-b! oral-b. ( james ) breaking news out of the east bay... a pedestrian has been killed on 880 in fremont.( robin ) kron 4's sara stinson is live on the scene with the latest. sara. ( sara ) the california highway patrol is reporting a fatal crash on northbound interstate highway 880 in fremont early friday morning. a driver hit and killed a pedestrian just south of fremont boulevard at about 3:30 a.m., according to the chp. ( james ) thanks sara.
the sierra in snow... but california is still off to a drier-than-normal start to the wet season. water managers say the snowpack is 67 percent of normal ... after they conducted the first survey of the year. snow in the sierra provides drinking water for much of the state. precipitation has bounced up and down after a
devastating drought that led to tight water restrictions for residents and farmers and contributed to severe wildfires. ( james ) now to the other major event coming up ... the college football national championship will kick off monday night at levi's stadium. clemson is taking on alabama. to celebrate the game ... the san jose convention center has been transformed into playoff fan central. there will be interactive games for the fans. you can throw and kick footballs, run a 40 yard dash, and win prizes. the event is free for kids 12 and under. for everyone else it's $10 at the door.
dollars --- that's less than half the average price of a ticket to last year's championship game. ( james ) coming up in the next hour... a man takes the word áhangry to a whole new level... after he attacks a deli worker over a breakfast sandwhich. we show you the video that was caught on camera... coming up at 6. great news, liberty mutual customizes-
nb880 before south fremont blvd.all nb lanes are shut down to investigate a fatal accident. slow from mission. take 680 insteadbay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. (james) the first weekend of the new year is only seeing one big movie release to challenge aquaman at the box office. rick damigella has more. "you want to control your life but life isn't a science experiment.""escape room" is the only new flick opening in wide release this weekend. the psychological horror yarn features deborah ann woll from the "true blood" and "daredevil" t-v series. variety's prognosticators predict "escape room" will
escape the weekend with a ten million dollar opening."take your rightful place as king." the lack of competition assures "aquaman" will remain on the box office throne for a third consecutive weekend. variety says jason momoa's undersea adventure could add 23 to 26 million dollars to its domestic haul, setting it up to pass "man of steel" as the fourth highest grossing movie of the d-c extended universe. in hollywood, i'm rick damigella. ( james ) coming up in the next hour ... police in the east bay are searching for a suspect who attacked a female jogger. ( james ) and the latest from capitol hill ... as democrats try to re-open the governemnt after taking control of the house. (ácommercialá)