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>> back to our breaking news tonight. after more than 3 weeks of intense searching a body matching the description of philip kreycik has been found. the 38 year-old father of 2 and has been of from berkeley went missing back on july 10th at pleasanton ridge
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regional park. he told his wife he was simply going on a run this afternoon. police announcing that heartbreaking volunteers searching in that area found what is believed to be his body around 2.30 this afternoon that body spotted around about 250 feet off the trail in the northern part of the ridge. this is a sound bite from sergeant ray kelly with the alameda county sheriff's office. >> his and his family is forefront in our thoughts and prayers right now. i can just say that collectively, that our our our mood is very somber pretty heartbroken over this. we've invested a lot of time and energy and care as a community, as one teen to find philip and to bring them home. we want to bring him home alive and safe. and so to deliver this news today, it's hard for for all of us were starting big will move in small with our personnel. obviously. >> we we have a we believe the
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philip up there and we want to as we approach the scene use every. detail that any time you walk into a scene like that, you want to disturb anything before its documented. so we'll use our latest technology to do that. so as of right now, no, we we just i personally believed to be philip in an area that is covered that that is not readily visible and scene. >> and this is a developing story. our kron four's dan thorn was at that news conference he's going report live for us have much more tonight at 6 o'clock. the need for testing for the delta variant. that's experiencing a bit of a1surge of its own. >> kron four's haaziq monday. june takes a look at what's driving the push for more testing here in the bay area. >> if you are thinking that the need for covid-19 testing sites was a thing of the past. guess again. >> is county experiencing an increase in the demand for tests.
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>> yes, you know, the county has noticed in a large increase in the demand for testing. thene are definitely seeing an increase in testing. it started around 4th of july and it's been on a steady increase since then. that is the case. even though a growing number of people are vaccinated here in the bay area. in fact, health officials say the vaccinated population are the major contributors to the rise and testing of vaccinated individuals. certainly can carry the delta variant. and it seems that they can spread it as well. so people want to know. maybe because they know somebody that contracted covid-19. and so well, i wonder, maybe i was exposed. we're really watching it very closely and we're prepared to if the demand meant and 2 at hours or site most bay area health departments say at this time they filled their available testing is sufficient to handle the current demand. they will continue to monitor the situation. one of the things that we did during the height of the pandemic is we really
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aggressively expanded. >> mass testing. however, san francisco supervisor matt haney says that he would like to see a return of covid-19 mass testing sites in the city. i reached out to our director of public health today. i communicated that i've been hearing a lot from my constituents that they had a hard time getting tests. and so i do think it's important that the city restored bring back some of these mass testing sites that were demobilized haaziq kron 4 news. >> tonight is national night out. an annual community-building campaign that promotes partnerships between police and their communities. some cities like santa cruz have delayed the event this year because of covid-19. but in the east bay events are still set to go on to help protect residents against the virus. contra costa health services will be hosting free vaccination events as well. take a look at your screen. those vaccination teams will be out in richmond, pittsburgh and hercules. no appointments are needed. officials do, however,
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recommend that everyone keep their distance and their mask during national night out because it will be a crowded outdoor setting. the city of oakland is also taking part in national night out tonight as well. police chief leronne armstrong marking the day by giving an update on crime trends across the across the town. armstrong said that when he took over as the city's top cop back in february. the department was seeing a 500% jump in violent crimes and shootings were up over 100%. he says because of an increased focused on violent crimes. both of those rates are now down to just over 50%. he says creating a violent crimes operation center has helped in their efforts. >> what that essentially did was centralized. all of our crime reduction teams under one command structure so that we could be more focused and more nimble. that has produced significant outcomes in terms of recovery of firearms the making of key arrests, particularly in violent crimes, homicides and
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shootings as well. last significant done recovers. >> chief armstrong encouraging the community to come out to take part in national night out as a way to celebrate public safety and to get to know the officers in your neighborhood. lawmakers throughout new york state are calling for governor andrew cuomo to resign. >> that says the latest report from the new york attorney general found that cuomo sexually harassed 11 women. he's also accused of working to try to retaliate against one of his accusers kron four's basal. john has the latest from capitol hill. >> you should president joe biden and top democrats on capitol hill are calling for governor andrew cuomo to step down. the reported actions of the governor were profoundly disturbing inappropriate and completely unacceptable senate majority leader chuck schumer announced he and new york senator kirsten gillibrand, stand by the investigation's findings act. i continue to
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believe the governor should resign still working deal with. as i said, i continue to believe that he should resign other congressional democrats, including jerry nadler, brian under jones, carolyn maloney, grace meng and alexandra ocasio cortez say cuomo should leave office quote, for the good of new york state. republicans are also calling for governor cuomo's resignation. >> new york republican congresswoman elise stefanik says the governor should never considered himself above the law. he is committed harassment as well as retaliation. that is illegal in new york state. >> it is a legal federally and he needs to be held accountable. if we don't have equal justice under the law. we start to lose our country. republican congresswoman claudia tenney says the governor won't be able to do his job. i don't think this guy is capable of haven't got it from day one. the party. >> particularly now he is so compromised lawmakers say if cuomo doesn't resign, the new york state assembly must begin impeachment proceedings reporting in washington. i'm
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basil john. >> governor cuomo has been saying he has no plans to leave office. he said today he has a tendency to hug or kiss people on the cheek says something you got from his parents, but he never meant any harm, but he did promise change. stop what you're doing right now to take a look at this picture on your screen hospital officials over at sf general say they need your help, trying to identify her. >> right now. she is in critical condition at the hospital. it's unknown how she became injured. we're told that she was brought to the hospital by ambulance on saturday from an area near the one o one. 2.80, split here in san francisco. she is about 30 years old, stands 5 feet. 10 inches tall with short brown hair. we're told that she also has a tattoo of 2 schools with bones on her. right arm. if you have any idea on who she is. you are urged to call us of general right now so they can find out exactly her identification. number love our coverage this tuesday
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night, the dixie fire continuing to spread and butte and plumas counties. new evacuation orders are in effect for folks in the town of greenville, which is in plumas county. the fire has now charred through more than 253,000 acres and is said to be 35% contained. the fire remaining deal 11th largest in california state history tonight. pg e says its equipment may have sparked the fly fire which later merged with the dixie fire. the utility company says that investigators are taking a close look at a tree in plumas county with the fly fire started back on july 22nd pg and e told regulators just last month that the dixie fire may have been sparked when a tree fell on one of its power lines. >> right now at kron 4 dot com. we have some tips for fire season. you can scan the qr code on your screen using your phone and you'll be taken straight to our dedicated fire season page. all right. time
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for a look at the forecast our chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is here. >> yeah. guys tracking some of that smoke from the fires. but just been relentless in some parts of the state, the wind pattern has not changed. so that smoke is just kind of settling in these spots. and you can see it pretty well today on our satellite images taken for a closer you just get to the west of redding. we've got a couple of fires burning here up in through shasta is well and that smoke kind of settling down in those areas. and of course the dixie fire continues to burn and look at all that smoke just rolling on up in that direction. so here's somewhat of a concern, though. you see the areas shaded in red. that is an area of red flag warnings that will go effect starting tomorrow continuing into thursday expecting some southwesterly winds to kick in as we've got a trough of low pressure ahead of the state that's going to cool us down. but for them it's going to ramp up the winds. they could easily see some gusts, maybe 30 to 35 miles per hour that through wednesday and thursday. and that's not what you want to see in around an active fire. so we're watching
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that very closely right now. of course, all that smoke. here's the latest forecast. and you can see all that smoke settling in parts of northern california boy, right through reading in the central valley. if you live in those areas. yeah. i hope you have those mask ready that smoke really kind of settling in again for tomorrow as well. guys, back to you. >> thank you, lawrence. coming up, we're getting our first look at the warriors. new draft picks kron four's kate rooney joins us live from the dubs for summer league game. >> a former warrior making history and tokyo team usa's efforts to bring home another gold medal. >> and new details suggest that a south bay airport could be a cause for concern when it comes to your children's health. the new findin
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>> in the south bay tonight, a disturbing new report today shows that kids living near reid hillview airport in santa clara county could be impacted by leaded aircraft fuel from the plane's last year. the santa clara county board of supervisors did approve plans to begin to begin the process of closing. >> that airport by 2031. they are citing safety concerns excessive noise and pollution today. results from a scientific study also concluded that children living close to the airport had higher blood lead levels, in fact, similar to the children of flint, michigan during the flint water. crisis. the lead
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blood. >> level is a reflection of where they live. we know that is damaging to children's developing brains. it's been linked to lower icu's dist decreased success in school behavior problems. hypertension and coronary disease. what this very thorough study proves is that we literally have a crisis on our hands. this is a public health issue. it's an environmental justice issue and it's an equity issue because the people who live around reid hillview are among those that are least affluent in our community. >> a doctor is scheduled to share more details of that study with board members august 17th a live look at tokyo as we go to break, when we come back, the big wins in the summer olympic games today.
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last thursday, the warriors made. jonathan coming up. and moses moody the 2 newest members of the warriors. they took coming with the 7th overall pick and moody with the 14 tonight. >> and it is a whole it's really a chance for the warriorstry oua bunch of different rosters and see how these young players skills might fit into their current system. so. >> in a typical summer league game. you're going to see rookies g league players and even sometimes second or 3rd year players. so for example, michael mulder air possible jordan poole with gary payton. the second these guys are all on the official summer league roster that we may or may not see them play especially tonight. but for coming good moody who have been nba players for less than a week. the chance to play in the summer league games is a big part of the process. >> really that book the a kind of away and it's an days,
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right way. so is going it's expand my game or and skim or just a good feel for the guys know we've only together for about 3 days. so. we so we still listed if they're going to strengthen that over the next couple weeks. yeah, it's been good. lot of good energy. >> is really known for his freakish athleticism and his raw talent. whereas movie is a little bit more of a skilled shooter and a tremendous athlete as well. but tonight's going to be a fun first look at these 2 athletes who could be having some minutes off the bench as early as this coming season in sacramento at golden one center, kate rooney kron 4 sports good preview for what's to come for the upcoming season. kate, thanks. >> now. no olympic coverage this tuesday, more medals on the board for team usa. and this includes a new olympic record from the former warrior kron 4 sanaz tahernia has that story.
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>> a triumphant return for simone biles. she won the bronze medal in the balance beam final, which was also her last competition and the 2020 summer olympics. kron four's andrew martin joins us from tokyo with a recap. >> andrew. it's a it's a great win to see you know, come out with a bronze, especially after everything she had gone through >> absolutely sanaa's. and one thing that wasn't public knowledge until after she competed last night here in tokyo is the fact that her and died a couple of days earlier. so she had to deal with that on top of everything else that she was going through. but she finished with the bronze and she had a a lighter dismount, i should say something that she hadn't done since she was 12 years old. a double backwards somersault, a double pike dis met with sounds incredibly difficult to me and to you, but for simone biles, it's something that she did 12 years ago. so she gets a bronze medal. it is her 7th olympic medal in her career that tie shannon miller for the most of any woman's gymnast in american history.
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simone biles still to go impressive step down and let's talk basketball. >> the u.s. men's team is advancing to the semifinals to face off against australia. but many basketball fans are already looking forward to the gold medal game against slovenia where they would go up against luka dan the best basketball player in the world right now. what's the buzz of the about the potential of that happening. >> well, don't say that he's the best basketball player in the world. when you have kevin durant in that same breath golden state warriors fans know how sensitive kevin durant can be incredible talent on the court, but he still has those burner accounts on twitter right to rent scored 29 points in that win over spain yesterday. the expectation for team usa sanaa's is gold. this team has won 3 consecutive gold medals at the olympics and coming off that first loss to france. you know, they want to prove everybody wrong. all right. well, a huge congratulations to some on and now all eyes on basketball in tokyo. >> andrew, thanks so much for the report. >> coming up next after the
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this unplugged device is protecting our beautiful coastlines and more. put off chores and use less energy from 4 to 9 pm to help keep our state golden. >> today. boeing was supposed to launch its unmanned starliner crew capsule to the international space station, but they ran into some unexpected problems, meaning no lauch reporter amanda holly explains. >> second attempt at proving its starliner crew capsule was ready for flight. he's going
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to have to wait another day of the launch was scrubbed early tuesday morning due to unexpected valve position. indications in the propulsion systems after thunderstorms in the area on monday afternoon. no crew were on board this flight it's actually the second test flight of the capsule back in 2019. the first test flight had a couple difficulties and never made it to the international space station. so a second test was needed before crew can hopefully fly later this year. nasa and boeing's next attempt could be as early as wednesday afternoon at 1257 eastern time reporting from kennedy space center. amanda holly. >> let's hope the 3rd time is a charm. that does it for us here on kron. 4 news at 5 o'clock this tuesday evening. but we have a lot more ahead on kron. 4 news of 6 pam moore can weigh in here. >> right now with what we're working on all right. catherine, jonathan, thanks to you both for coming up next at 6 o'clock. and we're continuing, of course, to follow breaking news, a body which police believed to be
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missing jogger philip has been found. the announcement comes more than 3 weeks since the berkeley father went missing in pleasanton. we'll have a live report at the top of the hour. >> and some local leaders say they are on board for a proof of vaccine requirement for some businesses. this comes as new york city announced those new vaccine rules today find out if the apartment and also come here to the bay area
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>> the bay area's local news station. you now with breaking news our community. search team has never wavered. never given up. >> out so we're all pretty heartbroken, but lead us to believe that that it's likely that we did find philip up there. on the rich. >> breaking news tonight at 6 police in the east bay give an update on the missing runner. investigators say they believe the body of philip kray-chick was found today. >> at pleasanton ridge regional park. good evening. thanks for joining us for kron 4 news at 6. >> i'm ken wayne. and i'm pam moore. crater has been missing for nearly a month. kron foui's. dan thorn is live in pleasanton tonight. he joins us with more on the tragic discovery. dan. >> well, pam, and ken, police are telling us that somebody found a body that was matching creigh chips description around 2 o'clock this afternoon. it was a community volunteer. this body was found


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