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(darya) good morning i'm darya folsom.(james) and i'm james fletcher. rain is hitting the bay area this morning. lets go straight to john at the weather center. big changes just around the corner as we enjoy our last day in the 60's under mostly sunny skies. after today temperatures will cool into the 50's for the rest of the forecast along with rain looking likely tomorrow night and then again into the weekend and the start of the next week.
means for customers. will? ( will ) breaking overnight... pg&e has officially filed for bankruptcy... this comes after the california public utilities commission voted to allow the company to borrow up to $10- billion to pay for operations. during monday's meeting... the commission passed the waiver saying it was the only way to ensure safe and reliable gas and eletric service will continue to flow to california homes and busineses. protesters spoke out both inside and outside of the state building.
general becerra:"tonight, pg&e corporation and pg&e company filed chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy petitions. while this is a significant and unwelcome development, the california department of justice is prepared to protect the interests of the people of this great state." ( james ) thanks will. ( darya ) ( darya ) the cost of damage in the recent wildfires is rising. that's according to insurance commissioner ricardo lara. he gave an update olosses from
woolsey and hill fires.. saying the numbers increased by about 25-percent from an already expensive evaluation last lara says the totals are now at 11-point-4 billion dollars, with the deadly fire in paradise accounting for more than 8 billion of that. the numers rose from the preliminary report in december, showing total insured damages at 9 billion. lara says insurance companies have paid out about half of the 12-billion dollars from 20-18 damages, and he is anticipating more payments to come. we will get another update on the numbers in april. ( darya ) happening now... police are looking for the man who restrained and sexually assaulted a woman on the stanford campus. it happened on the 600 block of escondido road. the victim says the man restrained her and then started groping her after she repeatedly told him to stop. police only have a vague description of the man but say the victim had met the attacker before. ( james ) in the east
bay... oakland's roots international academy is set voted late last night to cle students rallied for the district to keep the middle school open. the district decided to close the school due to budget concerns and a lack of resources. officials say they will help parents relocate students to other area schools. here's what some had to say at last night's board meeting. ( james ) this closure affects about 200 students and their families. several other schools in the district may also close down. teachers in this district could be on strike as early as next month. ( james ) now to the south bay. we now know the name of the pedestrian who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in san jose. we first
brought you this story yesterday morning. this was the scene on almaden 57- year-old robinder singh. it was the 3rd- fatal hit and run accident involving a pedestrian in the past three- weeks there. after the initial collision, four other drivers who hit the man ... stopped to help and called 9-1-1. police are calling on the public for help in tracking down the driver of a red pickup ... which they believe has significant front end damage. ( darya ) police in mountain view are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian. it happened last night just before 9 in the 100 block of el camino real near yuba drive. police say they believe the man stepped off the sidewalk and into the road. he was pronounced dead at the scene. police say the driver is cooperating with officers. ( darya ) authorities in california say a group of immigrants were taken into custody monday ... after they arrived on a makeshift boat ing boat first made entry via anaheim bay, which is u-s navy
property. firefighters treated 12 people following what officials said was a multi-casualty incident. 12 suspects were taken into federal custody after they were checked out by paramedics. it wasn't clear where the boat originated from. federal officials say 10 of those detained are chinese nationals while the two others are hispanic men. ( darya ) in the east bay, neighbors along a quiet walnut creek street are cleaning up after a large oak tree fell between two homes. it happened along the two- it happened along the two- thousand block of banbury road. the tree fell and took out the chimney , and a fence before landing on a garage. no word on exactly why the tree fell. but inside the trunk, it appears rotten.. the tree fell on private property and the owners are responsible for cleaning it up. they have hired a contractor who is cutting up
the tree. no one was hurt. ( james ) another big story we are following this morning... presidential candidate senator kamala harris addressed voters in iowa in a nationally televised town hall meeting.( darya ) iowa is the first state to cast its vote in the democratic primary. last night senator harris talked about her support of health care for everone. ( darya ) senator harris was also asked about
being a leader who could bring people together. she also said one of the first things she would do as president is cut taxes for the middle class. we have much more of the senator's town hall on our website at kron 4 dot com. ( james ) in national news ... negotiations over border security funding are set to kick off on capitol hill on tomorrow. this will be an attempt to prevent a repeat of the government shutdown that forced 800- thousand federal workers to go without pay. the government is set to run out of money again on february 15th. president trump appears doubtful a deal will be struck, telling the wall street journal he believes there's less than a 50-50 chance. some lawmakers say they are frustrated. ( james ) a new estimate from the congressional budget
office showing that the shutdown cost the u.s. billions of dollars -- including three billion that won't be recovered. ( darya ) still ahead ... we hear from players ahead of super bowl 53 ... as they face-off against the media on super bowl week opening night. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. 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
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day in the 60's under mostly sunny skies. after today temperatures will cool into the 50's for the rest of the forecast along with rain looking likely tomorrow night and then again into the weekend and the start of the next week. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. slow won wb no major hot spots. bay bridge
rams face off in superbowl 53, they faced the media during super bowl week opening night. ( james ) patriots quarterback tom brady and rams q-b jared goff are both from the bay area. but tom brady made it clear ... he's not going to make things easy for goff. take a listen.< what sort of advice would you give this guy. as he gets ready to take on the big bad patriots. im not giving him any advice.>( darya ) (ááá2 shotááá) media night was a fun night for all the players. kevaney martin was there and has the latest from atlanta. good morning . ( kevaney ) "the official kickoff to super bowl 53 week in atlanta took place monday night in state farm arena as
both the rams and patriots gathered for media day.the annual event never seems to disappoint and always produces memorable moments and noteworthy answers to questions...here's a highlight of my media day experience ((nat pop: ethan westbrooks: "i cant try that one love. let me show you okay?"reporter "super bowl media day"nat pop: "i'm not hearing no ums out of that."reporter: "a place where pretty much anything goes even eating a cricket...""how was the cricket?"joe thuney/ patriots guard: "kind of crunchy and salty and smokey." ethan westbrooks rams/defensive end: "the crickets or what not but i always wanted to know what escargot was.and i will probably never try ir but thats probably the wildest thing."reporter: "media day has become a place where off the wall questions show the med their fans an entirely new side ofthem...including their dance moves."nat pop: "okay,
alright thats it." ted karras patriots/ center: "dance move? i mean im a good slow dancer." reporter: "and red carpet poses."deatrich wise patriots defensive end: " so if i was at a red carpet and i was walking down and i would be like good you know what im saying."reporter: "but even with all the fun...there is time to be serious. after all this is a dreammany of these players have had since they first picked up a football." brian allen rams/center: "since you've been a little kid you've always dreamed of playing the nfl and as you get older you want to play varsity football and then a big college and then youre in the nfl and having a chance to play in the super bowl is pretty special."reporter: "now that media day is officially in the books its time to get serious and focuson the main reason they are here in atlanta... to hoist the lombardi trophy."))( kevaney ) of the most outlandish questions i'veever heard a reporter ask. for example there was one reporter would name afood and asked a patriots players if he thought a goat or tom brady consumed it.... the listed consisted of
bean sprouts, avocados and quinoa... all foods thattom brady eats. media day definitely lived up to its name for super bowl 53 thatis for sure. reporting live in atlanta kevaney martinguys back to you thanks thanks kevaney. ( james ) still ahead ...ar now. and here's a live look outside... san mateo bridge.
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and then again into the weekend and the start of the next week. (robin) 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 ) still ahead ... we are tracking rain that's coming into the bay area right now. pg&e officially files
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pg&e has officially filed for bankruptcy.( darya ) kron 4's will tran is joining us now live with what more on this development and what it means for customers. will? ( will ) breaking overnight... pg&e has officially filed for bankruptcy... this comes after the california public utilities commission voted to allow the company to borrow up to $10- billion to pay for operations. during monday's meeting... the commission passed the waiver saying it was the only way to ensure safe and reliable gas and eletric service will continue to flow to california side and outside of the
( will ) statement from attorney general becerra:"tonight, pg&e corporation and pg&e company filed chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy petitions. while this is a significant and unwelcome development, the california department of justice is prepared to protect the interests of the people of this great state."
( james ) thanks will. ( darya ) another big story we are following this morning... presidential candidate senator kamala harris addressed voters in iowa in a nationally televised town hall meeting.( james ) iowa is the first state to cast its vote in the democratic primary. last night senator harris talked about being a leader who could bring people together.
we are in our hearts and our souls which is that we do think of ourselves and know ourselves to have more in common than what separates us.">( james ) senator harris was also asked about health care... and said she supports medicare for all. she also said one of the first things she would do as president is cut taxes for the middle class. we have much more of the senator's town hall on our website at kron 4 dot com. ( darya ) in the south bay... a new lawsuit wants to prevent teachers and students from meeting one-on- one in the future. the claim involves the alleged abuse of two middle school students. it is filed against both dartmouth middle school and the union school district. a pair of students allege they were sexually assulted by their darthmouth middle school music teacher samuel neipp. the civil claim aims to protect students in the union school district by seeking a court order mandating the district implement new child predator prevention policies
suffered facial and skull fractures-- as well as a brain injury. monday the victim's granddaughter said she is still in the hospital in critical but stable condition. gathron is being held without bail. ( james ) an arrest has been made in a hit-and-run that killed a san francisco state student over the weekend. redondo beach police say 21-year-old angelina pinedo was on the crosswalk saturday night when she was hit. officers say the driver ... 21-year-old leila gonzales ... did not stop. however police were able to get a partial license plate from a black audi s-u-v. pinedo lived in daly city, but was from san gabriel. she was visiting her sister in redondo beach. san francisco state university have set up grief counselors on campus. ( james ) happening now..police are investigating after a student was found stabbed at a concord high school. contra costa county fire says they responded to a call of a person bleeding just before 8:00 monday morning on the campus of mount diablo high
school. the 18-year old was taken to the hospital with what was described as a minor stab wound to his abdomen. it is believed that he was stabbed in downtown high school to get help. concord police have not released any information on what led up ot the stabbing. ( darya ) a big story this morning. attorneys for the family of stephon clark filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of sacramento and two police officers. clark was fatally shot in march 18th of last year. doug johnson has more. nats paperfiled on behalf of stephon clarkús two sons, his parents and grandparents... the lawsuit seeks at least 20 million dollars from the city of sacramento as well as from the two officers who pulled the trigger... ultimately taking clarkús life.berry accius, voice of the youth 'thatús the only form of justice now-a-days when it comes to police shootings. you know you sue, because youúre
not going to get justice anywhere else.'civil rights activist berry accius is not surprised clarkús family and their attorney filed now. clarkús family has retained civil rights attorney benjamin crump... who is best known for representing the families of michael brown and trayvon martin.his lawsuit alleges officers terrence mercadal and jared robinet had no reason to use deadly force... and that neither issued any verbal warnings to clark that lethal force would be used.accius fears, the lawsuit wonút change enough.berry accius, voice of the youth'the lawsuit names those officers and the city pays the bill, and maybe the officers get reprimanded but if they donút get fired theyúre still on the streets.' the city is also named in the lawsuit, charged with failing to properly train officers to use deadly force.berry accius, voice of the youth'training is out, i mean we continuously have these trainings mechanisms and they never work. more dead black bodies.' many had thought crump would wait to file until after district attorney anne marie shubert released a report announcing whether the officers should face criminal charges.but accius suspects crump and the knows that wonút likely happen.berry accius, voice of the youth'you know weúre waiting on this
( darya ) that was doug johnson reporting. the city, police department and police union have not commented on the lawsuit. ( james ) a 35- year old san francisco man has died... after being trapped by an avalanche that occured last week in montana. benjamin hirsch- mcshane was backcountry skiing in the tobacco root mountains, when an avalanche occured around 1 - oclock last friday afternoon. he was part of a group of four people from california and utah. the group was reportedly ascending a slope in a heavily treed area, when the avalanche occurred. two of the skiiers were able to grab on to trees ..they were not hurt.. hirsch- mcshane and another skiier were carried away in the avalanche. the other skiier was hospitalized for their injuries. a funeral service for hirsch- mcshane will be held in denver thursday, with another service planned for a later date in san francisco. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast.
three-quarters of the u-s population will be forced to deal with frigid temps. and as of this morning ... the winter weather has already claimed three lives. john lawrence reports. cars stuck on long lines in the piggly working overtime.lowers given"just trying to get the first round done and second run will be a little bit later."a winter blast has a grip on much of the united states.melissa kusie/minnesota resident"i had planned to do a bunch of work today at work, but, you know, it's minnesota. it happens."roughly 220 million americans .... about 75-percent of the population of the contiguous u-s will have temperatures fall below freezing over the next few days.mayor rahm emanuel/d- chicago"the cold is just starting. so this will be at a highest level throughout the whole week dealing with the weather increments, making sure that the people of the
city of chicago, that their safety and security is our number one priority."the big chill will hit the upper midwest and great lakes area especially hard.forecasters say temps will drop between 20-to-40 degrees below freezing.windchills could fall to 60 below.even areas not used to frigid temps are preparing.....in atlanta....city officials are getting ready for the arctic front -- and the super bowl. mayor keisha lance bottoms/d- atlanta"we've made additional investments in equipment to help clean our sidewalks and keep our sidewalks de-iced." georgia governor brian kemp has closed all state offices for tuesday.i'm john lorinc reporting. big changes just around the corner as we enjoy our last day in the 60's under mostly sunny skies. after today temperatures will cool into the 50's for the rest of the forecast along with rain looking likely tomorrow night and then again into the weekend and the start of the next week. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is
continue to remember the life and legacy of the man who helped keep the team in the city. pet died sundayafter a long battle with cancer. at the foot of the willie mccovey statue ... a bouquet of flowers is left in tribute and the flags inside the ballpark fly at half staff. the privately funded waterfront ballpark stands as a physical monument to magowan's legacy. yesterday we heard from giants ceo larry baer ... who says magowan was all about the fans and making them happy..
of fame outside the ballpark, sometime early in the 2019 season. he will be the first non player to be honored there. ( darya ) the warriors are hitting their stride. another dominant performance extends their win streak to 11. lets go straight to the highlights.( james ) warriors taking on the pacers in indiana last night. in the first quarter, steph curry with a three pointer. 26 points on the night for curry. in the 2nd quarter... klay thompson gets some action a he throws down the dunk. the warriors were up 21 at the half and weren't challenged from there final score ... 132-100 warriors.their 11th in a row. they host the sixers thursday night. (james) james adlib big board.
big changes just around the corner as we enjoy our last day in the 60's under mostly sunny skies. after today temperatures will cool into the 50's for the rest of the forecast along with rain looking likely tomorrow night and then again into the weekend and the start of the next week. ( robin ) 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 ) coming up on the kron four morning news at six. pg&e officially files for bankruptcy...after a heated meeting last night. will tran has more details in a live report. ( james ) and school board members in east oakland vote to close a school... we've got reaction from the community.