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>> now on the kron 4 morning news, a former mma fighter continues. his fight against a murder charge. we're live at the courthouse in santa clara county and the covid risk for big events far from gone. but thousands are about to descend on golden gate park for the outside lands music festival. >> from the area's local news station, you're watching the kron 4 morning news >> and thanks for joining us. hope your friday is going well so far. i'm darya and i'm james, as we're waking up this morning to skies are getting brighter and brighter. we're looking live outside behind us here at the embarcadero. looks like the breeze picked up a little bit. it is a very busy weekend around the bay or any of our stories deal with what's going on this weekend. a lot hinges on the weather. dave, what's going to be like? it's a sweet forecast. in fact morning, guys. good morning, everybody. and i have gloom and doom here to half moon
bay. still the cloud cover fog hanging around, which could be the case. >> into around the noon hour to probably try to break that up. we have a lot of 60's on the bourse. 64 popular number for the east bay. notice. >> 67 for antioch. 61 santa rosa matching that for san francisco and 64 for san jose at this hour now as we get the sun, we'll get some warming going on. breezy conditions. yes, notice right across the bay extending off to the carquinez strait and the delta. those numbers start to get into the teens a little bit being on shore. they are. and this moisture from the rain that we beginning in the mountains is moving off towards the east, meaning if you're heading in that direction this weekend, looking sweet. just one more day of this rain going on early in the day by the late afternoon evening and starts to dissipate. the breakdown for you today. 79 by high noon of 3. we're talking 84. keep a little couple cloud puffs out there for good measure. but again, going into the weekend, looking pretty good sub 90 in those inland valleys will be talking about. daria, what's is barry bridge is the one. i bet it's still quiet the bay bridge. oh, my gosh. it is ok,
so i guess everybody's bus said take friday off, except for ours. all right. let's take a well, then, whoa, whoa. who will show you? the traffic? >> if we were the san mateo bridge is looking pretty good. lots of sunshine there. and it's an easy ride. >> the richmond, sandra fell bridge well, it's eased off a bit because it was busier. last time we checked it right now, there's lots of room for you and the golden gate bridge is the opposite. it's a little busier, but traffic is still moving at the limit. >> alright, 82 was a time in our top story this morning. we have happening today, former and i'm a star cain velasquez. he's going to be back in court for a hearing. he is charged with trying to kill a man accused of molesting one of alaska's his family members. kron four's camila barco is live in san mateo santa clara county with more. >> yes, a giant james. the case continues for the mma fire today. this his hearing actually takes place in about an hour here at the santa clara county courthouse. and today a judge will hear arguments over motions made by
the attorneys. prosecutors say that in late february came the land trying kill. harry the large or is accused of molesting a 4 year-old girl who is related to alaska's alaska's allegedly chased or take along highway one. 0 one and attempted to shoot him. however, he ended up hurting another man. alaska's has been denied bail. and this morning he returns to court his supporters. they have been out here showing up here at the courthouse and believe he has been wrongfully accused. however, prosecutors, they don't think so. as far as school goes, well, he remains out of custody as he waits for his trial to start. he's being charged with lewd acts with a minor child. and he has pleaded not guilty in that case blazquez. well, he has yet to enter a plea. he is facing attempted murder charges and daria gates. he is convicted. >> he could be in jail for 20 years. and as far as his supporters go, well, we
normally see them out here before any of his hearings. however, this morning, we don't see any of his supporters out here. maybe we'll try to catch them within the next half hour right before his hearing. again, that hearing starts at 9 o'clock this m rning. i'll send it back to you. all right. thanks a lot. for the up to camilla. >> at 8, 0, 3, we're also following the latest 2 out of oakland this morning where a fire broke out on edgewater drive. this is video from the citizen app and you can see those flames coming off the top of that building. there, which is right the oakland airport. we're told it's a commercial business that's on fire in the last few moments, firefighters were able to get a handle on this. most of those flames, in fact, been put out. no word on any injuries. keep it to kron. 4 will update you as we lear% more. meanwhile, in the east bay elsewhere in the east bay, a former richmond police officer now is going to be arraigned on felony assault charges today. officer eric smith junior is accused of beating and tasing a man during a traffic stop back in april. you can see in this video the encounter playing out with smith saying he tried to pull over saul mendoza
junior because he suspected him of driving drunk. but the situation escalated. he says mendoza tried running away and that's when he tased him, took him down. and as you can see in this video repeatedly kept punching him over and over and over. the police department has since fired smith for using excessive force during that arrest. >> it's 8, 0, 5, and the biden administration declares monkeypox a public health emerge cy in the bear is all for it. it helps us get the vaccines we need. jessi turnure takes a look at how the declaration could help boost the federal response. good morning. >> this announcement will free up money and other resources to help control the virus at a time when many states are having trouble keeping up with demand for vaccines. >> they're working hard to contain while the u.s. remains under a public health emergency for covid-19, the biden administration declared another one thursday for a different virus. monkeypox. it is really i think the real time dimitri daskalakis is helping lead the national
response to monkeypox, which has now infected more than 7,000 americans. the most important thing is to let people who have the knowledge and how about bucs transmit. the virus spreads through skin to skin contact and sharing bedding towels and clothing. patients have been primarily men who have with men. but health officials stress the virus can infect anyone could clear messaging to people about how to prevent infection without drives. are there. there the declaration comes amid criticism from major cities over monkeypox vaccine availability. some of that to stop offering the second dose to ensure supply of first doses. as soon as we saw that this outbreak was different. >> in transmitting much more rapidly. we quickly moved to order 10's of thousands. >> of more doses. white house press secretary karine jean pierre said the administration has made more than a million doses available and boost to the processing of tests to 80,000 per week. the declaration should help the
federal government better track who is infected and vaccinated. but texas senator ted cruz called the announcement a purely political. they want to change the topic away. >> from their failed domestic agenda. >> and last week, the world health organization called monkeypox a public health emergency with cases and more than 70 countries. no one in the u.s. has died, but a few deaths have been reported in other countries in washington. i'm jessi tenure. >> all right. thank you, jessi. and back here in california, lawmakers are calling on the state to do more to try to slow the spread of monkeypox. so far there are more than 800 cases reported statewide. senator state senator scott wiener who represents san francisco, says the governor did you know? a huge thing by declaring a state of emergency, but he says a lot more still needs to be done. and that's why he says he sent a letter to the governor's office calling on him to approve 38 million dollars. now to help with monkeypox on a local level. >> to support county public health departments which are responsible for expanding
testing vaccination and community outreach. we need to make sure the counties but their public health departments have the support that they need. >> yeah, s-nator wiener has been chosen now to chair a brand new monkeypox select committee. that's going to be charged with trying to come up with guidelines and resources for the whole state members of that committee are going to have their first meeting next tuesday. california and san francisco's department of health are considering using a different smallpox vaccine to try and treat monkeypox. they're looking at the vaccine called a camp 2000, which was approved again to combat smallpox back in 2007. but it is effective against monkeypox to their 100 million doses right now in the strategic national stockpile. the state has requested 200 of those doses. so we're going to keep tabs on this story and let you know when we find out when those doses should arrive here in the bay area. >> the san francisco aids foundation is looking for people who would like to volunteer to give out monkeypox shots. but you do
have to be authorizing trained to administer vaccines in order to volunteer contact the organization. if you're interested. >> in the north face, a lot of county reporting its first human case of west nile virus. health officials say the person is from vacaville and is currently recovering. west nile virus is transmitted from birds to humans and other animals through the bites of infected mosquitoes. experts say you need to drain any standing water. that's where they breed. make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens. ski tows don't get in and then use insect repellents to keep them off your skin. keep them from biting. county officials say the risk of west nile virus increases during a drought. and as we know, we're in the middle of one facts along the county is currently in what's considered to be an extreme drought. >> it's 8, 0, 9, and breaking news from overnight. one person has been arrested for a shooting that happened in the mirage hotel in las vegas last night. one person was killed. we've got mary jane. >> bell yeas with the story. >> that's police say they located and have a rest of the
shooting suspect all within 6 hours when the shooting first occurred, according to metro police, there was a fight that broke out in a hotel room between for people who all knew each other. one person, the real shot, the 3 others that shooter then left the room. one person has died and that injured shooting victims were then taken to umc hospital. they were listed in critical condition as of this morning, the mirage hotel remained on lockdown during this incident. there's no other disruption to the las vegas strip or any other area right now. we've limited day any kind of traffic closures. initially the response required some, you extra police presence because we're told still trying to figure out exactly what occurred. >> but at this there should be really nothing visible or disruptive to the general public. now, here is what it looked like while inside the mirage of all this was unfolding and hotel guest reported there was a bit of confusion, but the mirage is now back open and guests were allowed to come back to their room after it was blocked off because of the shooting. and investigators say this is an isolated incident and believe
there is no threat to the public during this time reporting in las vegas marriage in billions a kron, 4 news. >> all right. new this morning, a shocking jobs report released showing that the u.s. added 528,000 jobs last month despite rising inflation worries about a recession. that number is more than twice what economists were expecting. the unemployment rate also dropped to 3 and a half percent. experts say that a strong jobs report like this has kept the economy from slipping further into a recession. tailspin. we'll see where the numbers go from here. it's 8.11 and still ahead on this friday morning, sonoma county is trying to save as much water as they possibly can because of the drought. >> we'll take a look at how they plan to do that. and san francisco soon as the federal government trying to keep laguna hospital or laguna honda hospital open. >> we'll see what they're doing to try to stop that from shutting down. >> let's keep a couple scattered clouds in our forecast into the afternoon.
department of water resources says the entire state. is it extremely dry right now? in fact, the latest u.s. drought monitor map from the national weather service shows just how bad it is for the entire desert southwest. you see nevada, california here in different shades of red, the darker the red. the worse it is you can see exceptional drought here for a lot of yeah. and if we zoom and more on the bay area, you can see where it is. the worst. >> and then >> the least worst still dry. that's the way it's going. and in 3rd on thursday, one specific county had to share details about their new plan to respond to the drought. and gayle ong takes a look at that. >> we're in a significant drought, conserve water. every drop counts. >> and sonoma counties for the virtual town hall on the drought county supervisor james gore says rainfall has been well below the average for the last 2 years. >> the first 6 months of this year have been the driest in the past 128 years. but our
rainfall, 20 inches below normal. a water storage and lake sonoma 50%, water storage and lake mendocino is that 44%, we've got work to do. >> part of that were discussed thursday includes expanding a drought task force for doubling the number of members providing work participation from all sorts of folks that are going to be having a hand in dealing with that effects of drought and drought task force is concerned. we're going to small sonoma counties classified under severe drought conditions and in its 3rd driest water year. >> the panel of experts address the challenges that pose threats like electrical power production, wildfires and water rights. a senior engineer with the state water board says those along the russian river watershed can expect more water restrictions after federal energy regulators gate pgd, the green light to reduced reversion from that you are ever found for lake mendocino. the town of windsor is giving out free water at a recycled water fill
station, offering residents and businesses a new way to help keep landscaping alive during the drought. >> is recycled water safe? recycled water is regulated, but the california water resources control board windsor staff are responsible for demonstrating that it needs the strict standards that are set by the board and it's safer areas. >> the county will hold the next round meeting in september along 40's. i just sort of a drought question, ok? so you know, what i do now is i have a little catcher at the bottom of a plant and then the water is brown and yucky, but i water it again. can you water the plant with its own water? water. recycling book the water. the plant didn't absorb on the first pass. so i'm getting couple of water is out of recycled water right out of recycled water right here on the homefront. do to well and you we we have these recycling because we're not getting anything when i getting fresh. know that's true. and it could be that way until we get to the wet season waiting waiting waiting here, at least for take a little bit
of break here. looks like from summer get a load of this. we have a shot here of san jose state. lots of sunshine going on here. although part of the cloud cover hanging around the bay for right now. rain. it has been raining up in the mountains the last couple of continues today, as you will see, it would help the rivers a little bit downstream down to the sacramento valley, a touch. but this is going to be see drying out but mixing out throughout the day today when you actually get more energy in the atmosphere and by tonight will clear out it looks like entirely that's handed over future cast for watch it just scoot on its way out where 2 o'clock here and it departs us into tonight. now the rain tends to stabilize the atmosphere anyway, but that's usually the only real concern we have with that. so at least the rain's been working overnight to keep the energy levels low. meanwhile, the home front here comes back. that fog clearing out tomorrow as it will be up in the mountains as well. so we have a pretty nice weekend forecast. not too hot, keep 90 even well inland. we've got 68 antioch, mid-sixties lighting up the east bay shoreline. 61 for santa rosa. 64. meanwhile,
4 san jose. all right. the planner goes like this for today. we've got morning fog clouds, that kind of thing. 70's for the bay 80's. well inland than this weekend. let's continue the trend. a pleasant like summertime forecast early next week. much the same. however, middle of the week we might start the push it up a little bit there in the lower to potentially middle 90's as summer kind of clears its throat a bit. san francisco, you're looking at 69 today. 74 oakland, keep a few afternoon. scattered clouds there just for good measure. 81 for san jose. and there's a decoupling later on today. middle 80's well inland middle to upper 70's along the east bay shoreline with only 70's up to the north bay in a bit. we'll have your 4 zone forecast. james has a check on bay area bridges. james? yeah, thank you very much, david. 19, the time and here we are making great time at the bay bridge toll plaza. it's been like this all morning long. >> with hardly any traffic. epthey're so nice. and friday, like no worries for you as you're making your way westbound in the san francisco. you're westbound 92, right? also moving just
fine. as you can see, there's a lot of gaps there between the cars, everybody traveling at the limit. eastbound westbound makes no difference. you're getting from one end of the bridge to the other in exceptional time. and we're looking at things loosening up quite a bit here at the richmond. sandra fell bridge as well. that was a minor back up earlier. nothing out of the ordinary looks like that's all moved on. and so it's an easy commute. there were also looking nice conditions across the golden gate bridge. 1, one southbound, those headlights heading towards the camera. that's your commute direction from marin county, into san francisco. and as you can see, there is no delay. >> 8.20, is the time. and for kentucky officers face federal charges for their role in the death of breonna taylor. the 26 year-old medical worker was killed by louisville officers during a drug raid at her home and these new charges include the violation of taylor civil rights. haley be sun has more. >> former louisville metropolitan police officers, joshua jaynes brett hankison as well as current officers. kelly goodlett and sergeant
kyle meany are all charged with violating brianna taylor civil right. prosecutors allege goodlett in jane's conspired to falsify an affidavit in support of the search warrant for taylor's apartment, according to the charging paper, the affidavit falsely claim the officers had verified suspect in a drug trafficking investigation had been receiving packages at the residence. we allege that the defendants knew their actions and falsifying the affidavit could create a dangerous situation. >> and we allege these unlawful acts resulted in miss taylor's death. >> another indictment filed today alleges that after taylor was shot, former officer brett hankison moved from the doorway to the side of her apartment and fired 10 more shots through a window and a sliding glass door. he's been charged with 2 civil rights offenses alleging that he willfully used unconstitutionally excessive force while acting in his
official capacity as an officer, officers are trained to shoot, trained to shoot. >> to see a target and to be able to discern that are sure that part even after it was over, he continued to fire. so he went way beyond the deadly force policy was the way beyond whatever any of the street so he violated everything that he was taught. >> and a separate indictments as james and both knew the warrant used to search taylor's home, had information that was false, misleading and out of date. both are charged with conspiracy and deprivation of to the war. >> that they that they got the it was it was those off to another set of officers. if i was one of those off at the same guy with a look at, you know, as kelly beeson reporting, former louisville police sergeant jonathan mattingly who was shot at taylor's door retired last year. another officer myles cosgrove. investigators say fired the shot that killed taylor was dismissed from the
department in january 2021. it was a close call for a police officer oakland. he was hit by gunfire. >> while he was in an unmarked police car staked out this happened on wednesday and the officer was surveilling an armed robbery suspect on martin luther king junior way near macarthur bart station and the officer was in an unmarked car when 2 people other related to the operation started shooting from both sides of the car. bullets didn't hit the car, as you can see, but nothing at the officer and he's ok, detectives were able to arrest both of those shooters. it's a 23 and coming up on the kron 4 morning news, a popular jazz bar in san francisco looks to be closing. we'll hear from musicians and regulars. regulars are still trying to do something they can to keep it open.
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meet our collection of exclusive brands. quality home furnishings at an affordable price. only at lowe's. >> jazz bars like the first way wanted and were and far between. i know and unfortunately looks like this one in the haight ashbury. san francisco's also going to be shutting down. now. this is club deluxe. >> and the owner sent a letter to musicians saying they're going to have to shut the doors because the rents just getting too high. and then where will you go? right? and when will wear with these news for places like this, these >> small venues or you can really just, you know, embrace
the culture. it's. >> i don't know. north is trying to move into a new location to keep it going. but we did hear from kerry young with san francisco heritage. it's a nonprofit that works to preserve the city's cultural identity and they're advocating for this club to be added to the san francisco legacy business registry. and here's what that will do. >> i'm honored to be to legacy businesses lease for 10 years or more and they can receive a grant in order to do so. so if the building owner, you know, want to get that grant money, they can extend the lease here for this business to stay on. >> we haven't heard back on when their final day will be. we'll keep you updated. >> it's a 27 and coming up outside lands returns to san francisco today. and that means a whole lot of people. how can you stay safe? right
now? we're checking out the weather for you on this friday and for the weekend to we are dave spahr standing by with a look at that. good morning, david. good morning, guys. good morning, everybody. quite a bit of cloud cover still hanging around. you can see the golden gate. meanwhile, san jose state were all cleared out here. mostly sunny. in fact. >> and looking like a dandy weekend coming our way here for middle august are approaching a middle august. 68 for any act. mid 60's off to the east bay. for most part. 61 santa rosa. we haven't seen that decoupling happening yet as we get the warming. 61 also for san francisco. there's all the rain that continues. and the western edge of the monsoon that's in the mountains. and that will continue today by
tonight that will depart the region, however, and it looks like shaping up up to the mountains like a nice weekend. 79 at high noon. we'll do about 84. so at the mid-afternoon, we still keeping a couple clouds puffs out there. meanwhile, the ballpark tomorrow, we have some variable clouds working here for a 7 game time temps holding in the mid 60's and a west wind at about 10 in a bit. we'll check in your 4 zone forecast. we're now checking in the bay area, bridges and such. daria, fill us in. all right. let's peek at the bay bridge and see if the approach up still empty. look at that. >> i guess it's a long weekend for a lot of people over at the 7 to bridge things have been busy but moving at the limit as you can see, lots of sunshine. so that's nice for friday morning. we'll continue to check traffic and weather for us. let's get back to the news. the berkeley city council was supposed to hold a meeting last night to talk about reinstating the discretionary use of tear gas and pepper spray for crowd control. but that didn't
happen because of the last mayor. at minute, the mayor decided to cancel the meeting because he says he doesn't believe they should repeal this ban right now as there's protesters protesting people's park on wednesday, things turned violent. you can see riot police out there. they also made some arrests. they're upset about you sees plan to demolish the park and make way for student housing. the mayor says the council is considering lifting the ban due to the need for more help managing crowds. >> formed by the loudoun county sheriff's department that because we have a ban on tear gas that they're not going to sen personnel. it berkeley called joint. and that was concert. and the fact that people's park is in an urban environment >> is very likely that things could spill over onto city and we do not have enough police to effectively manage the situation. so we're going to need help.
>> since then, he has spoken with the alameda county sheriff who promised mutual aid, even with the ban. 7 people were arrested during wednesday's protests. and for now, by the way, that project is halt until they this out. california farmworkers are headed to the state capitol by foot. they want to get the governor's attention. they want him to sign a bill that would help them unionize and vote in private without their employer watching members of the united farm workers are marching 300 miles from central california all the way to sacramento because they want this bill passed that would allow them to sign their opinion and make a vote, whether it's for or against a union without oversight or pressure. >> when you're asked to you know, in terms of on your bosses property while your boss that's going to really chilling very suppressive effect on the way you choose to vote or engaging in election. so if you're able to
receive a ballot in a way that's transparent and intractable by the a or b and yet. you still have that that secret ballot, that privacy, that ability to make decisions and participate in the election the way the want to that's going make workers certainly feel less vulnerable to retaliation. >> so they're walking the 300 miles is a long way. they plan to arrive in sacramento on august. 26, which is farm worker appreciation day. >> well, there's a new effort by san francisco city leaders to keep the doors of laguna honda hospital open. 2 suits were filed against health and human services and centers for medicare and medicaid services. the first lawsuit is asking the federal funding for the hospital stay in place while the legal process plays itself out, the federal government is pulling the funding because of multiple health violations there at laguna honda. if the city doesn't meet the mid september deadline to recertify the hospital, they could lose all that funding completely. the
second lawsuit asks the patient transfers be stopped. this is a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of patients. some patients have already been moved to other facilities. and city officials have confirmed that 9 patients did, in fact die after being relocated. >> 34 and the family of alexis, gabe is sharing new details about her disappearance and presumed murder and the 24 year-old woman. >> from oakley has been missing since january. investigators believe she was killed by ex-boyfriend who himself was later killed during a confrontation with police crown forcefully juggle breaks down the timeline of this case. >> antioch police detective john recently wrote alexis gabe's family a letter which they are making public. it details how investigators tracked this case for more than 4 months. from the night a lexus vanished to the day the man believed to have killed her was shot and killed by police. her ex-boyfriend, marshall jones on january. 26 gas station surveillance video
shows a lexus making her way to jones's home in antioch, the forensic download of her car and cell phone data shows she was in the area of his home at 6.37. that night, though, there is no video of her arriving or ever leaving about 2 and a half hours after her car parked jones began a nearly two-hour phone call with his father, though police do not believe the 2 remained on the line with each other or that jones was with the phone the whole time. 4 minutes later, alexa says car turned on and began moving her phone was tracking with it. detective john notes historical data shows a lexus drove a specific way from any act to her home in oakley, with no deviations until this trip. the car parked in oakley about 12 minutes after leaving antioch. the driver exited the vehicle alone. with the lexus is phone. about 8 minutes later, the phone was turned off the drivers then tracked on surveillance videos walking from oakley to antioch, again, believed to be jones.
investigators say when jones got back home before midnight, he wrote a lexus a text message assing if she made it home following an outgoing unanswered phone call the next morning. alexa says mom called jones asking if he saw her the night before he said yes. and later texted saying she left his house at around 9 o'clock. oakley police opened a missing persons investigation less than 4 hours later the next day, january 28th jones gave oakley police consent to search his house except the master and spare bedrooms. he also turned his phone over to police for forensic download less than 2 hours later, detective john states in the letter that jones drove to his mother's house and unloaded several large, heavy garbage bags into the backyard or garage later that night, gps tracking and surveillance footage puts jones in the area of pioneer in amador county. investigators eventually
shared with the public that a handwritten note believed to have been written by jones provided directions on where to dispose of the body on february. first, when police say jones was seen staying at his mother's house with a gun, investigators executed a search warrant of marshall jones's home and found traces of blood later found to have alexa says dna. the shower curtains in jones's bathroom were also missing. the next day, jones flew alone to washington to stay with his father in the ensuing 4 months. antioch and oakley police executed a search warrant that jones's sister's home in vacaville and conducted air and ground searches in pioneer in antioch, alexa says cell phone case was discovered by a search volunteer which had both alexa says and jones is dna on may 19th jones's mother was arrested for aiding and abetting, but she was released after no charges were filed less than 2 weeks later on june. first, jones was killed
by police in washington after they say he lunged at officers with a knife. time to this day. alexis's body has not been. police are convinced she was murdered. phillipe djegal all kron. 4 news. >> still ahead on the kron 4 morning news. the jury in the alex jones defamation case is decided that he has to pay millions to sandy hook. parents will have more on the story coming up.
>> 8.41 is the time and the outside music festival. the outside lands music festival starts in golden gate park today. it is going to be happening through the weekend. so avoided if you want to crowd, don't want to crowd. and if you do well, then you'll be there with 100,000 of your best friends. i guess it's showcasing bay area food wineries in music. and that all means millions of dollars into san francisco, which is a great economic shot in the arm, which is why mayor breed is so happy to have it back, even though there are health risks to consider as well. obviously with covid going around. sfpd says they're going to have officers inside and outside of the event for all 72 hours and the organizers of the event strongly recommend that yout take public transportation. >> or a rideshare or last month because that's what i'm doing. i'm driving my 42. we'll be right back.
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>> it's a 45 and a jury has ordered conspiracy theorist alex jones to pay more than 4 million dollars to the parents of a 6 year-old boy who was killed in the sandy hook elementary school massacre. yeah. and now that jury has to decide how much more money to award the family in punitive damages. we've got markie, martin with the very latest. >> in austin, texas, courtroom, a jury handed down their verdict for infowars host alex jones. 3, a one and
a half million dollars and questioned the 3 a million dollars. the judge reading aloud each claims totaling to 4.1 million dollars. jones owes the parents of six-year-old sandy hook victim jesse lewis who said jones portrayal of the massacre as a hoax and parents is actors made it impossible for them to heal outside the courthouse. the parents attorney addressing the decision. i hope that any other media people who are watching >> and thinking that they may hpbe able to defame a private person like this knows that there is a multimillion dollar crnsequence and we aren't done folks. so everybody tune in tomorrow will be put on additional evidence will be sending the jury back again and we'll have to decide what is going to be necessary to punish mister jones and make sure nobody ever does this during days of witness testimony, the jury heard from both parents about the anguish they've endured from jones, repeated lies 6 year-old son
shot in the forehead with his first grade classroom. >> bearable when it stated that, yes, you that as an indication. >> that he didn't he did i was blessed with some have jones himself taking the stand for today's finally admitting under oath that the sandy hook shooting did in fact take place and his words and actions were irresponsible. it was especially about the parish and >> 100% real. why do you think was a conspiracy? i saw powerful forces politicized. >> i think we should consciously didn't want to believe it is was being blamed. >> collectively on jones also acknowledging he had historically raised false conspiracy claims about other heinous tragedies from oklahoma city and boston
marathon bombings to mass shootings in las vegas and parkland, florida. perhaps the biggest shocking twist of the trial came wednesday when it was revealed that jones attorneys have mistakenly sent the parents attorney the last 2 years worth of text messages from jones cell phone. and as of 2 days ago, it felt pretty clear in my possession. and that is how i know you by sunday when you said you didn't have text message about saying >> 19 children and 6 adults were killed in sandy hook. and this may not be the last time the jones has to pay out money to families. now a judge in connecticut has already ruled against him in a similar lawsuit. we're following that story as well. >> 48 right now we want you to look at the weather and dave is in rain and john are out today. so dave spahr with the forecast. dave, good morning, daryn. james, good morning. good morning, everybody. we're seeing some clouds to part a little bit in parts of the bay, but at half moon bay still kind of that overcast we have and the >> lower level moisture in the fog and all that kind of program. by the way, if you're
headed up to the mountains for this weekend, looks pretty sweet. lower 80's right now they're dealing with rain again today. that will depart late in the afternoon and the evening as that moisture starts shoving off to the south and to the east a little bit. here's what it looks like right now. and you can see it right there about the foothills continuing to march towards the east. sometimes that does causal up sloping, though, and agains sparks off some shower and thundershower activity. meanwhile, the home front going to take care of that fog later today. rain showers continue to move towards the east tonight. nice and quiet. here's the morning. fog clears out nicely into the afternoon and looks pretty good up in the mountains. there may be a little stray shower or 2. it's a possibility. we have the summertime air mass. it's always a little bit of a possibility, particularly with the mountains that cause some force lifting. here's what it looks like over the next week. again, minus the monsoon as a player for the most part of tries to sneak back in again a little bit on tuesday. but we're actually looking for temperatures to start moving up as we get toward the latter portion of next week. 4 zone forecast this friday. 69 san
francisco keeping it to the 60's along the coast in of the fog and cloud cover. 73 for burlingame. we'll get some lower 80's down south, like palo alto in redwood city at 81 much the same for the south bay. lower 80's east bay shoreline is looking at upper 70's tri valley mid-eighties a good working number here. 81 san ramon looks like danville comes in. 84 with 67. 82 for fairfield. 75 for nap and 78 for santa rosa. so keep this gravy train going the next couple of days about that 80's. well inland, upper 80's by the time we get are on wednesday and we start to pop about 93. we get to thursday, checking bay area roads, james fellps and what's well, take a look at the bridges. you'll see what's been a really nice story here at the bay bridge all morning long with the conditions. nice and light volume never really picked up more than this. so it's been. >> friday like here at the bay bridge toll plaza since the wee hours of 4 o'clock this morning, the san mateo bridge has also been really nice all morning long as well as you
can see, traffic really moving nothing, slowing it down. nothing really gumming up the works at all. the richmond, sandra fell bridge is also looking good this morning with conditions. nice and light. it had backed up for a bit during the peak of the commute has about 7 o'clock 8 o'clock hour. but right now we're looking fantastic. and then our last stop for the golden gate bridge where it's been a nice ride all morning with conditions on southbound one. 0 one. nice and light from murray county and san francisco. there is a lot going on this weekend is the second round of the bay bridge series. the giants and a's play in oakland tomorrow. yeah. and the giants just came off an embarrassing performance. yeah. they tried to save the last game, but in the end got swept by the dodgers. >> la beat them 5 to 3. and by the way, in the 6. are they popular? the skipper for the giants lost his usually looks like cool from snoopy. all i got. >> joan at the up enough that yeah, out ended up getting kicked out of the game. first. you can do this all you want can do this by by first time ever been kicked out since
he's been a gis manager. he's usually very cool tempered. but i guess. >> now he has that under his belt. he does. all right. let's talk about the a's. they did much better wrapping up their series against the angels with a win. but it was a close one and it was a fight to the end. yeah. and in the end, the hold on to it and win 8 to 7 they took 2 out of the street read that stuff out now who will take the bay bridge series and will be declared. >> though, the lesser of the worst teams in baseball? yeah, because they're both pretty bad. been struggling. we'll take a break here in a 52 will be right back.
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what they have at the cincinnati zoo. a new baby. and this is the big sister of a baby hippo that was already born in. this is the big sister because the first his this one. >> is i don't soak you. and i was sitting here going how how big is a baby hippo? oh, yeah. we looked up 50 to 100 and only i think you said 2 feet long, 2 feet. so james, i emma 100 pounds and i'm 5 feet. so it's like half my size. but just how it's like a brother, a pile of bricks, tents in that amazing. yeah. and a scary to hello to carry around. you saw that kind of just >> collapse on the ground. yeah, that your arrest where you can get up and walk some more. but because they come out he belted because they come out so big and so full size. it's weird to see no hair and you know anything like hippos prehistoric because they're just these. slippery. they look. so this giant is pushing. yeah. not bad guy like elephants. cool. it is so cool pictures there for you this morning. we'll
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easy prep, cook and clean. kron. 4 morning news. a former ma a fighter continues. his fight against a murder charge. we're live at the courthouse in santa clara county. the covid risk from big events is far from gone. but thousands are about to descend on golden gate park for outside lands music festival. >> from the area's local news station, you're watching the kron. 4 morning news at no. >> thanks for waking up with me. i'm darya. hold down. the james left. john and rain are off but dave spahr is here to give us the weather. good morning, dave. i got one spike okay morning darya. good morning, everybody still dealing with quite a bit of cloud cover and a fog situation along the east bay shoreline, as you will see, kind of left over that should help mix out. >> by the noon hour, upper 60's now breaking out in the east bay. also on the east bay shoreline with hayward. 68 62 for santa rosa. 62 to meaur
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