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>> from the area's local news station, you're watching the kron. 4 morning news at 4. >> well, good morning and thanks for waking up with us bright and early on this hump day. april 13th. and here we are another wednesday middle of the a harvey you know, we had a great monday and tuesday and i know that wednesday is going to be the best day yet. i have a feeling i really need. back me up here in terms of whether john. how's the weather going to pull through for us today? i'm feeling that, you know, i even aside from the weather something about this wednesday feels good. so i hope it's the same for you. >> but yes, weather is definitely backing that up. we've got some relatively
clear conditions this morning. as you can see, the golden gate bridge is the view from our sutro tower. so deadly. no fog blocking out that view this morning. it is chilly out there and you add in the light wind that we have this morning, we do have another brisk start. we've been bundling up the past couple of days as winters made its return, something that you're going want to do again, as you're venturing outside of the house this morning where we're sitting as far as satellite and radar goes with the bay area's nice and quiet. we have partly cloudy skies, especially further north in the bay. you continue to head north up the coast towards the oregon border and they're still some light snowfall to be seen in the north coast mountains and then some rainfall towards eureka near the coastline. we're going to have an unsettled day closer to the oregon border with even a couple of light sprinkles trying to make its way into the bay area today, although today's going to be another dry day for the vast majority of us in the bay area, half moon bay petaluma santa rosa sitting at 39 degrees. most of the rest of the bay area is hanging out in the 40's right
now. we're definitely off to a cold start, as you can clearly see, those winds are only making it feel even colder. so bundle up this morning. i'm talking dry skies today. rain returning tonight and into tomorrow. some more rainfall still to come in your forecast over to rain a john, thank you for that. all right. let's get a look at your traffic this morning. 10 minute drive traveling into the city. >> from the maze 2 that fremont's gx. and let's check on the san mateo bridge about a 13 minute commute for you this morning. heading across towards the peninsula. richmond, sandra fell 9 minute drive traveling out of richmond and the golden gate bridge 37 to the tolls. you're looking at a 20 minute drive. the number of homeless people dying has increased year over year in alameda county with more than 800 unhoused people dime between 2018 to 2020 for the first time. the county is tracking. they're analyzing that data in hopes of preventing future deaths. kron 4 aqi tells us what's causing
these deaths and how the county plans to address the issue. >> according to a new report by the alameda health care services agency, 809 people have died while experiencing homelessness in alameda county between 2018 2020 with the largest increase in deaths in 2020 for the first time. the county is diving deeper into where and how these deaths are happening. when we expanded the scope >> portals where all those people come into the system and when they pass, that includes highland hospital and some of our community clinics and other places, that number was much larger. and so i was really sad. alameda county board of supervisors, president keith carson says >> the county plans to double down on its efforts to prevent these deaths. we began about a year and a half ago. we in this case is the county and all 14 cities, including their mayors. >> and their departments that focus on homelessness, that kind of come together and look at the resources we're providing and leverage those
resources because we've had an explosion of homeless report found that roughly half or 403 of the homeless deaths. we're due to medical conditions led by heart disease and followed by cancer, liver disease, cerebral vascular disease, respiratory disease, and more. >> meanwhile, 25% of the deaths were caused by drug overdoses. unfortunately, it's expected. i expected those are going to be the numbers. and i looks like we're on track. >> to have the same numbers, if not worse. and in this coming year, jackie berlin with mothers against drug deaths has been a strong advocate for cracking down on fentanyl in the open air drug market in san francisco as she's personally seen the impact that it has on east bay family's my son who is an addict on the streets and services go is telling me that younger and younger people are coming into the city to buy fentanyl. and he's really concerned about that because you kids as yet his high school coming in and buying sentinel report reveals that most of those deaths, 56% happened in oakland, 10% in
hayward, 7% in berkeley, followed by smaller percentages in 12 other cities. the county says it will release more information about this report on wednesday. >> i'm taylor bisacky reporting kron. 4 news. >> well, there have been 34 homicides so far this year in oakland. that's a 17% drop from last year. yesterday, oakland police chief leronne armstrong showed surveillance video of a pair of recent shootings. one from april 10th on east lot street near lockwood elementary school and another video of the shooting from able 8 on hillside average. the street. the chief also made his first comments about a teenage girl being shot dead over the weekend. >> first, i'd like to start by sending my condolences for the death of 15 year-old come the ground. we as a city remain committed to protecting our children. and on saturday, we didn't do that. we failed. unfortunately, this young lady lost life.
>> well, chief armstrong says there were several people present when that shooting happened. sacramento police have identified another suspect in last week's mass shooting. police say 27 year-old into la peyton appears to be among at least 5 shooters responsible for killing 6 people and injuring 12 others. he's one on a number of felony warrants, including domestic violence stemming from an incident on april. 2nd, police say they do not know where he is. they're offering a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to his location. now to new york where the search continues for a person of interest police believe is connected to yesterday's shooting on a subway train and it pulled into as that train pulled into a station in brooklyn. dozens were injured, but thankfully no one was killed. jay dow has that story. >> kenneth foot smith vividly remembers the moment he's tuesday morning commute on board. the n train went from routine to terrifying. he was
in the lead car. his usual spot when he says he saw white smoke begin to fill the next car and only see the people faces pressed against the door. >> on it like screaming. >> police say those panicked riders were under attack from a man who boarded the train wearing what looked like a transit worker uniform. witnesses say the man then set off smoke canisters and in the chaos pulled out a pistol and began firing some 30 shots in all near the 36th street station along 4th avenue in sunset park, brooklyn. >> the time around 08:30am, the heart of the morning rush police say the gunman shot at least 10 people. >> these people are more side. they're coming up screaming, throwing people side, stumbling over, stepping on people. you're gone. he shooting get down. the suspect is described as a black male standing about 5 feet. 5 weighing about 175 pounds.
>> police say before he set off the smoke canisters, he put on a gas mask. >> and after the attack fled, but among the items he left behind and found by police. a key to a uaw truck, which was later found abandoned in gravesend brooklyn. we don't know right now. >> if mister change has any connection to the subway. >> i feel like something was taken away from like a sense of not security, but this is randomness which happened. my in training in 2023. in the morning. we can happen anywhere and it's fair. >> well, back here at home, bart police increased their presence is stations across the bay area in response to the shooting in new york kron four's rob nesbitt spoke with riders about how they're feeling after the shooting. and if that increased presence is making them feel any safer. >> but writers i spoke to say they generally feel safe. riding public transit even after hearing about the mass
shooting inside a brooklyn subway station, increased police presence and more than 4,000 security cameras helping to put people at ease. >> the cell phone camera footage captures the moment. subway riders ran from the smoke-filled train tuesday morning. police say a man opened fire shooting multiple people inside the train at brooklyn platform. bart increasing police presence throughout the day and response myself deputy to which we rode the trains out this morning to increase our presence and lead, by example, is put everybody out there, sunny, but we we get uniform and is out there this morning. those efforts by police work to put bart riders like shannon cairns that he's she felt safe riding the train from san francisco to lafayette tuesday to visit family, but says there's more that needs to be done politically. think that we need to do something about our gun laws. i wouldn't say that. i feel. >> we're concerned riding transit. i think things can happen anywhere that you are. you're probably more likely to get injured or killed in a car crash. then you are >> bart police were in direct contact with federal authorities and say there's no
credible threat to californians following the shooting of 10 subway riders. the new york fire department reported 5 people in critical condition but none suffered life-threatening injuries. unfortunately, some situations with some buddies made their mind up to do something like that. it's going to be pretty difficult to stop to prevent. >> the way we do it is through education and try to get people out to our system, asking riders to report suspicious activity to bart police dispatch or by using the bart watch app. dave young ride public transit every day from his home in oakland. in his opinion, the majority of riders need to pay better attention to what's happening on the train so that if they see something they can say something. alright, po temptation. >> you've got the homeless. >> you've got people talking on a cell. you know, likes a backpack. you know what the carrot. >> it's not just police responding to emergencies at bart stations, bay area, rapid transit also has transit ambassadors and crisis prevention specialist trained to respond during crisis situations in lafayette. i'm rob nesbitt kron. 4 news.
>> the valley transportation authority is also increasing patrols. visibility. 2 bomb sniffing dogs will be patrolling the vta system throughout the week. officials are assuring the public that it is safe to ride the light rail system in may of last year, 10 people were killed when a disgruntled vta employee started shooting his colleagues coming up on the kron 4 morning news. san jose state university is bringing awareness to mental health and suicide prevention. why officials say they want to make a difference. and cain velasquez made an appearance in court after. >> he was arrested for attempted murder. his first time speaking out after his arrest. and the president is making a renewed effort in helping cut cost at the pump as inflation rises. we'll have more on that coming up in a live report.
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say monday tuesday, there's accomplishment and the anticipation that's true. i never thought about the extent i was like thursday for that there's is always been kind of my favorite because by friday, you're like, wait the weekend's here. >> that the pressures. yes, that is definitely nice to see that downhill into the weekend ahead of us. and we are looking at some showers between now and easter sunday, which actually clears out really nicely too. so we're getting everything. we need some good days for your easter egg hunting and then also some rainy days that you can take it easy know that we're getting something the state needs. you look outside right now is show you the clear skies that we have in berkeley right now. we are looking at another system about to be skirting are right across the region. now what this is going to do for us today, this cold front already resulting in rain and snow along the north coast closer to the oregon border. >> we'll see a couple of sprinkles possible in the very northern reaches of the bay area. i'm talking northern napa and sonoma counties up in
the bed to see lake county's rest of the bay's going to stay dry, just breezy and with increasing cloud cover today, you see those little hints of green just popping up here and there again, that's for the very northern reach of the bay. that's a couple of those sprinkles that we'll see in areas like youngsville north of santa rosa. you get the picture there. mostly cloudy, late day today. and then tonight we'll start to see some of the rainfall dropping in north of the golden gate bridge really dropping into the rest of the bay area on into tomorrow. now, snowfall also returns for the sierra nevada. super. welcome to be seeing that temperatures are cold enough. it's going to really start to pile up and followed some fairly low elevations in the sierra tomorrow morning, 07:30am, a lot of people on the roads around that point. some light showers for most of the bay heavier rainfall is definitely going to be in the north bay for this system right here. not to say the rest of us will be seeing it. but your totals are going to be a lot higher for the north bay. as you can see, just a lot more showing up in the future. cast. once you head up into areas are in sonoma and napa and solano
counties on into thursday evening, things start to come down. and by friday, we're looking at a dry day before our next system that moves in this weekend. so this first system that pushes in tonight into tomorrow resulting in around half an inch of rainfall in santa rosa. napa nevado fairfield closer to a quarter of an inch of rainfall and then closer to a 10th of an inch for most of the rest of the bay area. there's another system to follow that that arrives friday night into saturday morning. and what you had both of those together, santa rosa could see around an inch of rainfall nearing that for napa novato while most of the rest of the bay area seeing around a half an inch of rainfall as we continue through the rest of this week. so it's nice to see multiple chances of it ahead of us and paired with it. some cool temperatures, some breezy conditions at times, although today, not even as windy as yesterday. yesterday was already not as windy as the day before it. so we've gradually been calming down. we're keeping the cool temperatures with us, though, 50's for a whole lot of the bay area again today. although
you're going to notice a few more 60's today showing up in your 4 zone forecast like on the peninsula. pretty uniform. 60 degrees there. san jose. you'll be at 62. and as for the east bay sharing a range of upper 50's to low 60's oakland, san leandro, castor valley at 59 the lay. whoa. you're also at 59 will antioch, one of our warmer spots at 62 degrees. getting your lookahead tomorrow's temperatures around the same as today's we will see temperatures rising a bit into the weekend. what days our best chances of rainfall? well, tonight into tomorrow will be our first round of it. we'll dry out on friday before friday night into saturday morning. another round of showers saturday afternoon. we should drive back out sunday for easter looking great. actually. lots of sunshine, 70's for some of our highs. 60's for the rest of us. and then monday of next week, keep those 70's around before another chance of rainfall into tuesday of next week. really hoping these april showers just keep coming.
reyna. john, thank you for that. all right. let's get a look at your bridges this morning. a 10 minute drive. >> from the maze, 2 that fremont street exit, the san mateo bridge headed across towards the peninsula. got about 13 minutes at this hour. let's head over the richmond. sandra fell bridge and check on that about 9 minute drive as you're traveling across towards san rafale and the golden gate bridge making it from 37 head into the tolls. there out a 21 minute morning. compete. russia's president vladimir putin is promising to continue his country's deadly offensive into ukraine until quote, its goals are fulfilled. the mayor of mariupol confirms as many as 20,000 civilians have died, an additional 120,000 are in urgent need of food, water and power. well, he accuses russian forces of blocking humanitarian convoys from entering into the city. this is increasing concerns at mariupol could fall. meanwhile, intelligence officials are investigating
whether russia dropped a poisonous substance in the port of the city. secretary of state anthony blinken says the u.s. shared information with ukraine that >> russia would potentially use tear gas with attic chemical agents on troops and civilians. >> so though i would add that the russians have certainly proven more than willing to use a a chemical weapons when it suited them in the past. and this is in the military that has a history here. but it's more related to what we've been. picking in terms in terms of the invasion of ukraine? >> well, the pentagon says ukrainian troops are still receiving security assistance from the u.s. and its allies. they have warned that any use of chemical weapons could potentially prompt further intervention. the wnba says it is still working with government officials to secure the release of brittney griner. she is detained in russia on drug charges. griner's detainment took place in the days before russia's invasion of ukraine. raising
fears that russian president putin may be using her as a bargaining chip and the ongoing conflict. her situation highlights americans caught in the political crossfire of the war in ukraine. police commissioner said before monday's draft griner is safe, but they want to get her back home. now. >> we're trying everything we can. >> every angle working through with her. representation her age i'm elected leaders, the administration, just everybody in our ecosystem to try and find ways to get her home safely and i'm very as quickly as we can. >> the biden administration is also trying to get to former u.s. marines back to the states. paul whalen, who was convicted and sentenced to 16 years in 2018 on espionage charges, which both the u.s. and his family say are fabricated. and trevor reed was sentenced to 9 years in prison for allegedly assaulting 2 russian police
officers on a drunken night out. in national news, president joe biden is taking a step to address gas prices. inflation rises to 8.5%. washington correspondent basil john joins us with the very latest. good morning, basil. well, good morning. and yes, recent gas prices made up for part of that increase in inflation and president joe biden promises that his plan will help cut costs. >> with high gas prices and inflation affecting americans. president joe biden announced the latest effort to tackle the problem. don't grow. biofuels. have a role to play right now. >> on his trip to iowa, the president announced that the epa will allow a gas blend with 15% ethanol to be sold during the summer is not going to solve all our that's going to help some people. i'm committed to whatever i can to help. this effort will address the price of the pump, but not the build. the grocery store.
the president blamed russian president vladimir putin for the surge in prices. photos invasion of ukraine has driven up gas prices and food prices all over the world. 70% of the increase in prices in march came from price hike in gasoline, iowa. republican senator joni ernst, the blames the president for these prices and things he needs to go one step further. we need to make that this goes into place. >> permanently and that we allow u 15 your ground ongoing and >> now the president called on congress to do their part to help bring down costs. reporting live in washington. i'm basil, john, thank you for that update. basil. coming up next on the kron, 4 morning news. bart and sfmta are getting a major financial boost. why this can help them bounce back after low ridership from the pandemic will be right back after the break.
>> the bay area's biggest transit agencies are about to get a financial boost to help him recover from the low ridership during the pandemic. u.s. senator alex padilla, along with san francisco's mayor london breed announced delivery of 386 million dollars in federal funding to bart and muni. it's all part of the recently passed infrastructure deal. the money will be used for things like staffing repairs as well as replacing escalators.
>> as we are on the verge of further reopenings people recover back to work. tourism coming back. the baseball season. folks who take public transit to the giants games ready to ride again. we want to make sure that to service levels and staffing. politics. spirit is there for folks who ride public transit >> muni says it will also use the money to fill nearly 1000 job openings. still ahead of the kron, 4 morning news, a bay area high school softball coach is arrested after allegedly a minor. >> why prosecutors say it took >> why prosecutors say it took a decade to come to light. after my car accident, >> why prosecutors say it took a decadei wondered whatht. my case was worth. so i called the barnes firm. i'm rich barnes. is your accident case worth more than insurance offered? call the barnes firm now to find out. you might be surprised.
i didn't know what my case was worth, so i called the barnes firm. i'm rich barnes. it's hard for people to know how much their accident case is worth. let our injury attorneys help you get the best result possible. >> welcome back to the kron. 4 morning news at top uniformed 30 on the dot here on this wednesday, known as hump day across the bay area. >> and may be the world, but may be the work we don't. what the forecast for the world to bay and that's just known for the bay area, yay. yay. area of day. you know, replacing the be with the lie and it's a area. kind of for us today. we got the good weather today. good chance to get outside today. as long as you've got those bay area layers on it because we are looking at another cool one today. bundled up this morning because it's chilly out. there looks nice and quiet hour, though. you can