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>> when fun time from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at >> and welcome to kron 4 news at 9. i'm vicki liviakis and i'm catherine heenan. grant lotus has the night off with the recent videos showing thefts in san francisco going viral, making national headlines. a lot of business owners and a lot of people in the city are very concerned about safety. also about whether tourists will choose to come back for a return visit her first sacking. she talked to the city's chamber of commerce. the california retailers association about the recent crime spike. she joins us now live from of the city with more on this taylor. >> well, the key, of course, this is nothing new in the
city and many retailers and small business owners have already changed their hours, hire their own security and also install their own surveillance systems. but none of that seems to deter these thieves. it's not just the retailers are concerned about this. of course, this issue also impacts residents restaurants and our tourism. >> it's videos like this that continue to raise awareness of fest in safety issues in san francisco, here. at least 10 shoplifters are seen running out of neiman marcus with handbags on monday. fundamentally government is responsible for public safety. and we want to work with pasta makers in san francisco law enforcement and the district attorney to find solutions because this is unacceptable. and the citizens of san francisco should be up all night he did not just the retailers its citizens. you have a right to work in a safe environment. >> and the right to shop in a safe environment. rachel michelin is the president and ceo of the california retailers association. she says this isn't a new issue in
the city or the state. >> however, organized retail crime seems to be increasing in san francisco specifically. it's why many small businesses and large retailers like target have recently shorten their hours at all locations in the city. and now san francisco's theft issues are grabbing national headlines response to this video. the daily mail wrote, quote, crime is basically legal in san francisco. meanwhile, the new york times writes quote, the mundane crime of shoplifting has spun out of control in san francisco, other media outlets like cnn also picking up the story we looked into the numbers. and since the economy started reopening in may. larceny theft is up 41.3% compared to the same time period of may to june last year and calls all day on this issue from all over the country. >> and that is the perception lawlessness in the city. a city that used to be. >> the standard fare for retail. i mean, that's where you would i mean, francis was famous for shopping. san francisco chamber of commerce
president and ceo rodney fong says one 3rd of the city's economy is driven by tourism. a large group of people who are also impacted by the daily car break. ins cent just wants to fully recover. we need to make sure our streets are safe. >> the feel comfortable coming here conventioneers feel comfortable coming to san francisco. however. >> fung says this issue is also chasing away residents. this is terribly disturbing and really enough is enough. >> the city can't tolerate longer. we finish this poll recently that 48% of san franciscans felt they may not be here in 3 years. >> now in that same poll done by the chamber of commerce where more than 500 residents waited in 8 out of 10 people believe that the city has become the crime. the city that is has become worse in the city. now, 70% believe that the quality of life has also decreased and 76% of people. believe that increasing the number of police and high crime
neighborhoods should be a priority. that's the latest here live now in san francisco. i'm taylor secu reporting kron 4 news. thank you. taylor. and speaking of shoplifting, a 75 year-old woman suffered life threatening injuries when a shoplifter allegedly knocked her over. >> while fleeing from a business in the city's outer mission neighborhood. happened last friday afternoon. suspect ran out with a sandwich. the woman was taken to the hospital. no update on her condition. the suspect was eventually arrested, but police have not released his name. new body cam video has been released tonight showing the tense moments leading up to a deadly shooting that involved sheriff's deputies in the east bay that shooting happened on april 17th on second street in hayward not far from hayward high school. this is video of the scene. the alameda county sheriff's department responded after reports of a man threatening people with a gun. authorities say the armed man tried to shoot a deputy which is when other deputies opened fire killing that person we have
part of that video and you want to remind you that it can be hard to watch. >> shots fired. shots fired. >> as you just heard there, several rounds of bullets fired during the encounter. investigators say the man fired multiple rounds and one of the bullets grazed a deputy they say the person who died was a 26 year-old man with an extensive violent criminal history. you could hear him ask deputies to tell his mom. he loves her right before opening fire. if you want to watch more of this troubling video. we will have it posted on our website at kron 4 dot com. >> the weekend of deadly weekend crime raven oakland is bringing a lot of added attention to the police department there, whether it likes it or not. oakland's
chief says that his officers were overwhelmed on the 4th of july and nobody can do of just one year of data. >> with that in hand. why we're seeing this spike of crime in the east bay still crime forcefully call reports some oakland community activists and city leaders say the answer is not adding more cops. >> on the 4th of july. oakland police were bogged down responding to fires a massive sideshow. >> and 7 shootings during a 15 hour period. >> they were so strapped most fireworks related calls did not get responses silence and the city of open its is gotten to where it used to be years ago. for nearly 2 decades. a federal monitor has been installed to oversee the police department, which is experienced a carousel of chiefs over the years. but recently the city council approved a 6% budget increase for the department. well, also redirecting about 18 million
dollars of the mayor's initial police budget proposal to the department of violence prevention. we need to get back into the neighborhood and be able to provide services directly to the family, to the young people. >> and to some of they got caught up in the gang activity. councilmember noel says reallocating funds from police to community resources. should not impact department's ability to address line. >> in the long run sides with kat brooks community activists oakland resident and co-founder of the anti police terror project a reality is, is that the people that that we're engaged in those activities this weekend had activities had mental and emotional support had job. etcetera, they wouldn't be engaging behaviors while the city is committing to reinvesting in the community. violent crime is on the rise and police chief leronne armstrong says he sees no end in sight. phillipe djegal all kron 4 news.
>> leandro police officer was hit by a car as the suspect fled the scene of a catalytic converter theft this morning happened just before 06:00am on carpenter street near the bart station. police say the suspect was effectively trapped in an apartment complex parking garage when they got there. but the man eventually got out. he did hit an officer with his car as he was going by. he was later arrested in oakland after a chase. the officer was not badly injured. and then later this morning, another catalytic converter theft was reported on pershing drive and san leandro. less than a mile away from the 1st half police found the suspect, but that person got away. san leandro police say catalytic converter thefts are becoming a lot more common, in fact, are up 65% over last year. police say a homeowner in fairfield shot and killed an armed man who kicked down his door and broke into his house early today.
the homeowner and his wife had been having breakfast when this happened. police responded to vintage valley drive about 08:30am, in the morning after getting a call. the president had shot somebody with a legally obtain gun. investigators found the intruder dead across the street. he had a loaded gun in his possession. the homeowner was not taken into custody. >> the east bay fireworks are believed to have sparked a fire last night in officers responded to a fire in the area of sycamore avenue at palm avenue last night. they found flames beginning to spread up a hillside 3 fire agencies were called in while officers began notifying residents of the area to evacuate fire crews were able to extinguish the flames before any buildings were damaged. officers think a box of used fireworks. they found nearby sparked the flames to the north bay. now an investigation is underway tonight after a garbage can filled with fireworks were set off in front of a local official's home rohnert park city council member. willie le
neris shared us some pictures of the vandalism from sunday night kron four's, dan thorn. he's live in rohnert park tonight and has more on how the city council is reacting to this band. >> well, vicki, in a special city council meeting tonight council member lenoir ice says that he believes this vandalism was a retaliation for his stance on fireworks. and he also believes that this fire was racially motivated. the council member has been on board with other members of city council here in rohnert park in banning fireworks. and he says that this fire was just designed to simply intimidate him and his family. >> the fight over fireworks in rohnert park. now involves vandalism and possible racism. city council member willie le found this trash can burning and filled with fireworks at his home sunday night. a neighbor alerting him to the horrifying discovery. my heart sank and i yelled out in anger and frustration on sunday
night. there was a crime committed. >> someone tried to send you a message and someone trying to intimidate. >> but ari says been on board with other city council members to ban fireworks in rohnert park. the city even cancel the 4th of july fireworks show this year. one of the biggest concerns has been the potential of sparking a wildfire in the area is extremely dry land. but the council member says this act of vandalism goes beyond protesting over pyrotechnics. if you look deeper. >> it has much to do with the color of my skin that angry that type of e is not related to just fireworks. >> the only other person of color on city council. vice mayor jackie l word echoed those sentiments. she too, says her family has faced threats over banning fireworks. >> no one should feel unwanted community. whether they moved here last week. have been here for 60 years.
>> mayors across sonoma county have shared their support for councilmember lenoir jointly calling the fire cowardly hopes this terrible act will reopen the conversation over race in rohnert park. if you're convinced that this is a >> you want to wave it off. call me crazy. i invite you to live a day in the life of someone less privilege be my home next. and again, it comes to city hall. >> well, the decision over fireworks will be up to rohnert park voters and that will be happening in september. the police department says they are still investigating this fire reporting live in rohnert park. dan thorn kron 4 news, thank you, dan. we are following a wildfire burning right now in benicia right along interstate 6.80. >> it's about so well about 7 this evening when it was first reported the goodyear fire as it's being called, was burning near northbound 6.80 was blocking all the lanes there. but within the last hour,
officials tell us that the northbound lanes have been reopened, but crews are going to stay on the scene to keep drivers away from that fire, which is not totally out yet. officials estimate it's burned. at least 6 acres at this point. and they are using water drops from the air to try and get a handle on it. right now at kron 4 dot com. you can find tips and information to get ready for the fire season. just use your mobile device to scan the qr code on your screen to be taken there. >> and now time for 4 zone forecast says we get a live look outside right now at coit tower all lit up. yeah, it looks very chief. meteorologist lawrence karnow was here. launch is going to get pretty hot towards the end of the week, depending on where you are really is. i think we're going to see a heat wave developing in parts of the bay area. not so much in others along the coastline we've had that fog and low cloud cover ind that is already beginning to make its way back on shore. >> again for tonight. in fact. well, this past week been very wet up toward the beaches
sometimes waking up some puddles along the coastline and here comes that thick fog again, surging back on shore. i think maybe not as thick overnight tonight into early tomorrow morning. but we're getting ready for that heat. it looks like that's going to start to settle in, especially we get latter part of this weekend. friday right through the weekend, a monday we're talking about some serious heat 98 to a 104 degrees in slama county. you bet it's going to be very hot all the way in the sacramento valley. some of those temperatures may be as high as a 100 and 10 degrees. so some blistering heat inland and get to contra. costa. you get to alameda county, some parts of the north bay. those temperatures going to be up in the 90's. so that being said, the right now we're joined the fog along the coastline. no rain to speak of right now around the bay area. but the drizzle going to be the issue early tomorrow morning once again that fog kind of surging along the coastline just a couple breaks in the clouds this afternoon temperatures right now mccool 59 degrees in lemore 63 in concord, 57 the gray skies and a half moon bay and 60 now come with some patchy fog high
pressure is going to build back into the bay area. the coming days right over a 4 corner rolling back in. but tomorrow we have one more day of some nice fog kind of settling in and then that ridge really start to build in the temperatures are going to get hot spots overnight tonight plan and some low clouds and some thick fog early on tomorrow morning and even some drizzle along the coastline by tomorrow afternoon. pretty comfortable temperatures. very similar to what we had today plan to mid 80's in the interior valleys. 60's and 70's inside the bay and 50's out toward the coastline over the next couple of days going so to send those temperatures soaring near triple digit heat on thursday and on friday on saturday, those temperatures up in the triple digits, especially inland along the coastline almost 40 degrees cooler so it could be one of big summer contrast that we get here in the bay we know where everybody is going to be hitting the road. yeah. you better write off the coast bay here rico. thank all right. >> now our coronavirus coverage to the highly contagious. delta variant is now the dominant strain in
california. it is being blamed in fact, for 36%. a jump and the state case is a dramatic increase from may when the delta variant accounted for less than 6% of all cases and just 2% in april. and it continues to be clear that even if you are fully vaccinated, you can still get covid-19 the hike in cases is a sign that unvaccinated people are going without masks. so doctors are recommending that even vaccinated people wear a mask. if you are in a big crowd, especially inside. if you have come into contact with someone who test positive for covid and you are vaccinated. you don't have to quarantine. >> there's this video in australia with 2 people passing by in the mall. they did contact tracing and a few seconds of contact in an indoor setting was enough to have an infection occurred by for vaccinated that's going to be much rarer, but still not
0. so right now the cdc guidance is no, you do not need to anymore. you may be contacted by contact tracers and in the event of a cluster transmission, no need for pardon team. but for monitoring symptoms. >> he is one of the many medical experts saying that people who still do not have their shots should get vaccinated as soon as possible. >> doctor chin-hong also put to rest concerns over vaccine efficacy. he says all vaccines prove through operation warp speed are effective against the delta variant. he says they do take a little hit an advocacy compared to the regular strains of covid, but are still effective against the most dangerous aspects which would send you to the hospital biser and moderna still showing 90% effectiveness against infection johnson and johnson showing closer to 70% effectiveness against the delta variant and you can stay up to date on the latest covid-19 information and reopening news on our website
just take out your smartphone scanned the qr code on your screen and it will take it directly to our coronavirus section at kron 4 dot com. >> sandra foles biggest homeless encampment under highway one. oh, one, it was being dismantled by caltrans today. kron four's maureen. kelly reports on the helping offered to those evicted. >> caltrans crews showed up early this morning to begin clearing the encampment that had been made up of dozens of tents spread underneath the one o one freeway and central sailor fell and some former residents are unhappy about it. it's heartbreaking. >> see how marine county treats homeless. it's it were an eyesore or people anymore. but courtney hop is one of the lucky ones. she says she was placed in a hotel room a few days ago my world this >> still gift couldn't bear to watch the dismantling of her tp that she says served as both for home and as a makeshift church for the community. she's lived among
for about a year. it's where we gather likable. we have problems for. >> they know us. they were people can do donations are. >> to caltrans says there's been a year-over-year doubling of reports of fires violent crime and stepped in this area. officials say more than half of those living here took up the offer of moving into new tents in what's being called a service support area. it's also under the freeway about a block away. but with things like restrooms and security. >> it's a collaboration with caltrans and the city of samara fell going to lead us to. >> a path of finding permanent housing. and if it is great. so it's likely know the hour. we can help them and what services they need. and for example, we have outlets that they can charge their phones on to the case. workers can call them. and get a hold what chrysler is still sad about her tp being demolished. >> and doesn't like the idea of being fenced in. she accepted a tent at the service port area. well, this is just a temporary solution. last month. the city council voted to vet the idea of launching
its own safe sleeping pilot program. maureen kelly kron 4 news. >> americans took to the sky over the 4th of july weekend in big numbers confirming that the itch to return to normal summer. travel is real. the tsa says it handled almost 2.2 million people friday the biggest number of airline pas engers since the pandemic began in march 2020 saturday. it was 1.9 million passengers on sunday. 1.6 million yesterday. the tsa is reporting of screen more than 2.1 million people. millions of americans are also hitting the road or we're hitting the road over the holiday inn shelling out a lot of money for gas prices have been skyrocketing, including and san francisco were gallon of unleaded is nearly $6 this particular gas station prices are showing no signs of slowing down. kron four's jonathan mccall has more on this.
>> blood and 4 gallons. really what we're seeing right now an increase in the match and the demand for diesel prices continue to rise get a 7. your pie filling up. your ride is about to get downright unbearable for millions of california drivers. the price of crude pretty much dictates what we're going to see down the line a surge in crude oil fueled by the busy summer travel season. and the world finally reopening from the covid-19 pandemic have spiked prices to its highest level since november 2014, nearly 7 years we've been seeing them rise for the last couple of weeks, which leads us to believe unfortunately, gas prices will continue to rise throughout most of the summer. in addition to that, california drivers are also dealing with a gas tax increase that took effect on july. 1st skyrocketing prices at the pump are being felt all across the golden state including here in the bay area. take a look at this.
kron 4 found a gallon of regular unleaded at this shell station in soma going for nearly 6 bucks bay area drivers continuing to feel the biggest pinch in their wallets paying nearly a buck 30 more than the national average. the most of any area in america. something needs to change. >> because it it it puts a financial strain on everybody because i mean, i'm a full-time student. i don't have a chance to work as much as i would have liked to. so it's just like. i can't do some of the things i like to do it's difficult. i mean it it's cutting into what i make because i have to pay double for gas. what i paid 3, 4 months ago. you know, i mean, it's gone up so much if it makes it everybody. avila says if you're looking for some relief for your wallet. good luck. >> it's not coming anytime soon. >> we will likely see gas prices continue to increase anywhere between 10 to $0.20 per gallon. so, you know, if
you plan to do since summer driving his know your repaying a little >> and that was jonathan mccall we have a look at some of the places with the cheapest gas gasbuddy dot com says a gallon of regular at all 4 locations going for 3.89 a gallon all over. not showing you anything. so you could have to go on our website to see what we're talking about. but the cheap gas even that is not close to $4 right now. you know, if you've been looking for a decent price us. >> coming up, we're getting closer to the september recall election when you might get your ballot in the mail. >> then the concerns being raised about san francisco's millennium tower in the wake of that deadly condo collapse in florida. >> but first, the irs is sitting on a big backlog of unprocessed tax returns. also how some californians could be getting that extra money in getting that extra money in their bank accounts.
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are people who are self employed, but also work part-time a government watchdog group says the irs has a big backlog of 35 million unprocessed tax returns. the report is blaming a perfect storm of pandemic problems increased demand of budget cuts. the delay means that millions of people have been left waiting for refunds. the group also found that 70% of individual income tax returns included refunds which averaged about $2800. >> coming up on the kron 4 news at 9. the latest on the florida condo collapse is tropical storm elsa makes landfall. plus the concerns the condo collapse is raising here in the bay area about san francisco's millennium tower and then. what the a's and other baseball insiders are saying about the chances of the athletic staying in the east bay. those stories and much more coming up right much more coming up right after the br guys. as a urologist, i've seen it all. what's normal for some men may not be normal for others.
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>> this demolition. this weekend. freed workers just search a broader area of the unstable remaining portion of the surfside florida residential building. but the officials overseeing the search at the collapsed condo are sounding increasingly somber not surprisingly about the chances of finding anybody
alive. they have found no new signs of life and that rubble as the death toll climbs to 36 and other problems. searchers are facing. >> wind and rain from hurricane elsa really complicated things today. coffers. ella sogomonian live with us in the studio with that update. some also the concerns being raised about whether san francisco's millennium tower could face a similar threat l a. >> well, can kathryn today search and rescue crews. we're out there continuing to look for open spaces where people might be found alive. nearly 2 weeks after disaster struck at the champlain towers south building in surfside, florida. crews search the debris looking pick axes and power sauce through piles of concrete rubble. other teams were digging with gloved hands through pulverized concrete. 8 more bodies were recovered today and that is the highest one-day total since the collapse. but more than 100 people are still missing. the miami dade county fire chief lamenting that there are no signs of optimism really for rescues at this point. and it would really take a miracle.
hurricane elsa really complicating those efforts in the aftermath of the collapse. concerns were brought up once more about the sinking millennium tower. back here in san francisco and it's now undergoing a structural upgrade due to its sinking and leaning. but structural engineer ronald hamburger who has been monitoring the tower settlements since 2014 says its settlements experienced by millennium tower have dot compromised its stability and safety. he also says that the lady of tower was designed too stringent earthquake resistance standards and is a much tougher form of construction. the typical buildings in florida structural engineers agree overall, california buildings have a leg up on others because they're designed to withstand earthquakes. >> here in california. we do have to design for seismic loads and those seismic floods are very large. and so they inherently create a more robust structure from the lateral perspective, a lot are loading perspective than many other locations in the united states.
>> but building experts say that structures built more than 30 or 40 years ago remain of concern. but most agree that homeowners and their associations must stay alert. the king. back to you. >> thanks, ellen. meanwhile, election officials across the state are gearing up for governor newsom's upcoming recall election that since september today we learned a republican assemblyman from northern california. he's entering the race drivers. ashley zavala has the latest now on the recall, including how soon you'll see your ballot in the mail. >> california elections officials usually have a 190 days to prepare for an election. but in this case for the recall they're working with 75 regardless of the shortened timeline elections. officials promise they will get this done. >> we are. >> as all of us are scramble county elections officials across the state are working double time to prepare for governor gavin newsom's recall election set for september 14th a little earlier than we had hoped for. donna johnston is the president of the california association of
clerks and elections officials before the date was set. the group told state leaders september 14th would be the earliest possible date. they could logistically hold the election. now the clock is ticking. we're all working. >> very diligently to secure locations. now we have a day care locations to secure our poll workers work with our printers to make sure that our materials are printed on time and that ballots are delivered to voters in time candidates hoping to replace newsome have less than 10 days to file formal paperwork to run before the printing process can begin johnston says since the recall requires one ballot type. it will help speed up the printing process. every california voter will receive a ballot in the mail. johnston says counties will start sending them out. august 16th. it's going to be sort of like climbing a really tall mountain. but once we get that election done successfully completed. >> it will be the view from the top going to be really nice. >> one loose end in all of this is what, if any covid-19
protocols will be in place if personal protective equipment will be required at the polls. johnston says the secretary of state's office is working on this and guidelines are set to be released soon at the state capitol. ashley zavala kron 4 news. >> the oakland a's are still trying to score a win with the city of oakland. a workshop is planned tomorrow to go over the team's billion dollar proposal for a waterfront stadium. a green light would move this project closer to a city council vote. kron four's terisa stasio says it is considered both a complicated and a simple turning point and whether the a's stay. >> the pictures show a shiny state of the art ballpark situated on that stretch of the bay providing a visually attractive setting to watch a game. but will this ever become a reality is the name of the game at the present time over excited that there's going to be a workshop tomorrow in the economic development subcommittee of the city council. dave cavill, president of the oakland a's on the upcoming meeting going
over the details about the team's dream. >> of a waterfront complex in the city is actually going see an incredible amount of benefits in terms of community benefits, things like money for affordable housing workforce development. indeed. cavill to the numbers. the private funds billions to the city's general fund the hotel. the entertainment jobs, the mayor on board yet city council members still sidestepping firm commitments. >> the final vote set for the end of july. it is unclear to us right now from city staff reports. >> whatever structures actually being finance mark jacobson, member of the east oakland stadium alliance fighting to keep the team at the coliseum. >> represents ocean carriers and we need to know that we can still move cargo efficiently and effectively and the question is. >> does oakland want a baseball team it sounds so simple, doesn't it. but it
really does come down to that. and david samson knows as former president of the miami marlins. he spent 10 years battling. >> for a new ballpark and in the end it happened. it is the job of the government to decide what kind of city the voters want. and i'm not here to opine or judge whether oakland should be or wants to be a major league city. what i am saying. >> be careful what you wish for because if the a's leave and mark my words, if there's no ballpark deal done. they are right at the end of baseball's back to the team. cavill says that he and the ownership remain committed to oakland yet with the commissioner saying that they can look elsewhere. they continue to do so, including those trips. >> to las vegas to explore their options. theresa kron 4 news. >> ahead in sports. the a's begin a big series in houston sports director jason dumas has your highlights plus game.
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together downing houston go for one of those right now. top of the first oakland jumps to an early lead jed lowry drives one to left center off the wall. matt olson is going to come on in and score. chad pender trying to do the same. but. he was gunned down at the plate. however, scored 6 times in the first 2 innings. but it would blow a four-run lead yordan alvarez. he goes deep to left. that's three-run shot. we have a tie game. chris bassitt evening was over after that. and here's a giant killer. i think giant killer the aids killer that is jose altuve a down the line. 2 runs score astros go up. 8, 6, to go on to win 9, 6 a's fans not amused. they're now 4 and a half games back of the astros for west now 1000 bad news. how about some good news. a fan but a great week for matt austin. first he was selected to play in the all-star game.
then today we learned he will compete in the home run derby, which is great because in my opinion, also has one of the prettiest swings in baseball. but no one talks about it. most importantly, though, is having a great season, a bounce-back season is slugging percentage is 5.52. he has 20 home runs a whole bunch of other guys are competing in this home run derby. it should be a great one. alston host to become the 3rd to win the contest. joining marshall wire in your own assessment. us. to the hardwood game. one nba finals. yanes is back. messing up that knee. he missed 2 games. but this game was all suns. devin booker. it's the friendly roll right there. he finish with. go down friendly role. and here's chris paul. ice bucket there on yonnis. and the suns. they go on to
win this 1. one, 18, one. '05, game 2 in the valley of the sun on thursday. steve kerr made no secret earlier this season that if kelly junior returns to the warriors next season. he will be coming off the bench today. leury said kurz comments only added more fuel to the fire. now he feels blessed to be an unrestricted free agents. a number of teams are expected to try to sign kelly who raped this offseason, namely the new york knicks the san antonio spurs dallas mavericks. so it will be interesting. and the miami heat. we'll see how it all shakes out. that's a look at sports. we'll be right back after the break.
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read a story explaining an exclusionary amanda knox enabling more expeditious investigatory process. >> it is particularly important given that we're in the midst of a mass murder to them. >> ensures president and ceo of the computer and communication industry association says all businesses should play by the rules. but argues more regulations could actually hurt american businesses and consumers. >> the consumers lose out because it's it's through that combat through aggressive and price cuts that the consumers benefit. >> now many lawmakers do agree with the ftc and that is why congress also recently advanced a bi-partisan package of bills that could reshape or even breakup portions of amazon, facebook, apple and google. congress is working on that legislation because an investigation by a house committee last year found that those for tech companies have monopoly. power.
>> members of congress have been on their 4th of july holiday recess but work is still happening behind the scenes to tee up a successful vote on a bipartisan infrastructure deal and that is likely to happen. they hope anyway. when they return the week of july 12th vice president kamala harris spent the weekend promoting the deal. she told carpenter's in nevada, for example, that the 5 year 973 billion dollar bill. we'll help rebuild roads and bridges and says that 90% of the expected. 1 million jobs created could go to workers without a college degree. but some republicans like texas congressman michael mccaul say they're very concerned by some of what's inside that huge bill. i worry. >> they're going expand health care and education of nothing to do with you know, with infrastructure. if you're really serious about look at traditional infrastructure that is roads bridges, rural broadband which is so important to the country right
now. they're not much up with things have nothing to do with infrastructure. >> the president and the vice president are planning more coming weeks to pitch the plan directly say to the american people. 6 months after the scenes shocked the country and the lawmakers and the police still trying to figure out exactly what went wrong and how this began hundreds of supporters of former president trump storm the capitol january, 6 washington correspondent kelli myers has the latest on what's being done to try to prevent anything like this happening again. >> capitol police are sharing some of the changes they made in the last 6 months like expanding mental health services and increasing lawmaker protection both here on capitol hill. and when lawmakers are back at home 6 months after the violent attack at the u.s. capitol lawmakers are still searching for answers. find out.
>> why this happened and hold those responsible accountable capitol police, tuesday shared steps they've taken in the months since the attack to improve security, including increasing training creating new response plans adding more equipment and working to recruit more staff. the department is also in the process of opening offices in california and florida to investigate threats to members of congress. i think we always should be. very, very vigilant. florida congresswoman val demings says the attack highlighted the need for additional security. it should be the number one priority for all of us, but also for. >> the people that we represent. remaining fencing in place around the capitol complex since the attack is set to come down as early as this week. >> but the investigation into what happened that day is far from over. >> the fact that we have this special committee. really important. virginia democrat elaine luria is on the new committee that will be digging into the details of that day.
this commission is designed to determine the offense. the causes and the corrective actions that should be recommended indiana republican congresswoman victoria spartz supports the goal. but not the process they need to be done by law enforcement. but in a political way, you know, we can politicized and every issue work could start as early as next week. the committee rules allow house gop leader kevin mccarthy to select 5 members of his own party to join the committee. >> but so far he has a named anyone or confirmed he has plans to do so in the near future reporting in washington. i'm kelly meyer. >> time for another look at the forecast we're looking live over the golden gate it's foggy, but calm here. not calm, not so much from but talk about also whipping up some winds get also becoming a hurricane early on this evening and has maintained that hurricane ever so slowly working its way. >> to the north now. but you can already all those strong bands of rain. moving on
shore. very heavy bands and within that maybe 5 inches, maybe even get stuck. you get under 15 inches of rain and we're talking about some flooding. so the western half of florida really getting pounded right now. you see that as it's working its way on shore right now. the corps or the eye also still remaining off the coastline. you can see the eye is located right about here. and that's important because it's just a little bit just far enough off the coastline. that is maintaining most of the hurricane force winds are just off the coast rotating right here along also. so they're seeing tropical storm force winds along the coastline right now. but most of hurricane force winds at least so far are staying off the coastline right now. you can see much of the southern part of florida is currently under yellow and that is a tornado watch is we've got not only the heavy rain coming in. but you've got the strong thunderstorms that are rotating around else and they can certainly provide nothing stability to produce some of those thunderstorms. the winds
also whipping around. we've seen some of those winds gusting over 40 some cases as high as 60 miles per hour. here's the very on the track. also right now a category one just really just over the hurricane mark of 74 miles an hour. but now sitting at 75 it is tracking to the north making its way just off the coastline of tampa bay. looks like possibly coming on shore near cedar about 05:00am this morning and then looks like after that. of course, will begin to weaken. but we're not done with also it's going to go across the entire southeast providing lots of rain, thunderstorms and possibly flooding right along that area. so while we're sitting yeah, we got the fog outside other parts of the country, especially in the western half of florida. a very stormy night, probably very loud night there tonight. thank you. week. we'll be right back.
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and when they finish, they put an extra layer of sure. yes, a special sam glow to put on this to make it last through up most of the winter. and that wraps up kron 4 news at 9, but don't go anywhere. we have a lot more coming up at 10. ken, wayne and pam moore here with a preview of what we can expect. they ever have too much it was flying all over the place to get to be with you, andy. thanks, guys. thank you, vicki and catherine. coming up next. at 10 o'clock, san francisco in the national spotlight. but for all the wrong reasons. how the city's latest viral crime could threaten the tourism industry. that's. >> desperately needed to bounce back from the pandemic. plus a man on parole for invading a home in alameda county. >> shot and killed while attempting to rob another home. this time in the north bay. what police say happened right before he was killed. keep it right here. the news at 10 coming up next.
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