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freeing up emergency funding. and when it comes to testing patients. >> as we've been reporting, a have experienced long delays with getting results. but a lab in berkeley is working to improve the turnaround time for those. >> waiting in pain kron four's rob nesbitt took a tour of the lab and joins us now live with more on renegade rob guys. the lab rented started testing for covid back in march of 2020. but in the last 2 months, they've shifted to also help respond to the national health that's monkeypox. >> with monkeypox time is of the essence and the 102 workers at renegade understand that checking a patient into our labs, ceo greg roski, walk me through the laughter. show me how testing for the virus works. samples received from hospitals. our first scan to confirm patient information and then the captain processed high quality pcr results. take about 4 and a half hours to complete for our partners at cdph. we've. >> you know, giving them results way under 24 hours, a
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turnaround time renegade doesn't just work to get results out quickly. but they are also developing new ways to test for the virus. >> roski says right now the only fda regulated approach to testing is by swabbing lesions. and in our perspective, that's way too late. >> right? we can pick this up earlier with sent more sensitive test. the plate as place been really good. first opened in 2020 processing more than 300,000 covid tests during the pandemic -80 freezers. they've since expanded their knowledge of viruses to find out who has monkeypox in the origin. >> a lab based in the bay area that's informing the monkeypox patients who live here goes that we have west african, a virus detected roski says an early diagnostic helps with getting patients early treatment such as tea pox and can even prioritize a patient for vaccination. if caught early enough. it's very important for us to be able to provide results to people and out. reasonable time. so you can act and treated accordingly.
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>> right now, renegade bio is receiving patients samples of monkeypox from solano county and san francisco. the lab has process around 380 tests reporting live in the studio. i'm rob nesbitt kron 4 news. thank you, rob. to the north bay now, solano county reporting its first human case of west nile virus. health officials say that the person is from vacaville and is currently recovering. west nile virus is transmitted to humans and animals through the bite of an infected mosquito. experts advise residents to drain any standing water. make sure the doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep those mosquitoes out. and you might want to use insect repellents to help keep mosquitoes from biting. you. county officials say the risk of west nile virus increases during a drought and solano counties currently in an extreme drought. >> doctors are warning that new york's first polio case may only be the tip of the iceberg. concerns surrounding the disease have intensified after health officials discovered evidence of polio
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and a second county's wastewater. they say the people who have not already been immunized must do so immediately. and that while case numbers are limited for the moment, they may be indicative of a much wider threat. the fact of polio are typically most dangerous to children under the age of 5. but the disease is highly contagious and capable of causing life-threatening symptoms. >> governor newsom and democratic state lawmakers continue to push for stronger abortion rights in california. our capitol bureau reporter 8 on wallace spoke with one bay area lawmaker about her new proposal on the table and the opposition. it faces. >> and there are several abortion rights bills going through the legislature this month. bill supporters say will help safeguard the right to choose, but anti-abortion groups say the legislation will send the state in the wrong direction. >> they're taking away your freedom. governor gavin newsom, not missing words today releasing this video criticizing republican
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governors in states where abortion is either completely outlawed or significantly restricted the truth that this why these red state governors that are preening and pretending to be about freedom. they're increasingly nothing more than just bullies. it comes as newsom has stressed. california will always be a safe haven for abortion, especially in light of the u.s. supreme court's 5 to 4 decision to overturn roe v wade, wake up. wake up america, some endorsed a statewide ballot measure set to go before voters this november. that would enshrine abortion rights into the california constitution that has lawmakers of the capital are taking steps, they say will further protect abortion across the state. my message is to pass the bill. that's what oakland democratic assembly member buffy wicks hopes will happen to her bill. >> known as ab. 22 23. the proposal would make it illegal in california to be investigated and criminally prosecuted for ending a pregnancy or experiencing pregnancy loss here in california. >> you know, we fundamentally believe that women agency over
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their own bodies. and i will also say this applies to anyone who's coming from out of state. so if we have folks coming from out of state seeking abortion care, they cannot be criminally prosecuted here in california. but the bill does face opposition. it is the most extreme abortion bill we've ever had in california. mary rose short is with california right to life. the question is, is it justified? that's a moral question. and for lifers, no over just a fight. >> and the bill still needs approval from the appropriations committee will then need to pass the senate chamber before can head to the governor's desk reporting at the tom wallace kron. 4 news tragedy strikes in pennsylvania after a volunteer firefighter response to a house fire only to discover that all 10 people killed in the blaze were his family members. >> 7 adults and 3 children died in the fire. county volunteer firefighter harold baker says the victims of the fire where his son, his daughter, father-in-law,
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brother-in-law, sister-in-law, 3 grandchildren and 2 other relatives. the children killed 4, 5, 6, 7 years old. neighbors reported hearing a loud popping sound, maybe an explosion before seeing the front porch of the home rapidly consumed by flames. a criminal investigation into the fires under way. >> 2 people were killed and 2 others critically hurt following a lightning strike across the street from the white house. police say that the victims were 2 men and 2 women writing out a thunderstorm under a tree in lafayette park when they were struck the victims. a couple in their 70's were visiting from out of town. the condition of the other 2 are not yet known. a witness described the lightning strike as massive and says it sounded like a bomb had gone off. >> all unusual situation there. a typical situation for us here, right? sort of cool. summer day. yeah, welcome to fog is bay area summer, right?
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and we're tracking less of that monsoonal moisture. so temperatures. >> really cooling down out there right now for your friday afternoon. tgif area. we made it. >> the weekend is in sight. let's take a live look outside in the east bay over berkeley. we're tracking a mix of sun and clouds as the sun is slowly beginning to set air quality. good today and we're going to stay green is good category for tomorrow as well. temperature change out there right now. a few degrees cooling. but those of you in concord, 10 degrees cooler than where you were just 24 hours ago. that's why you're in the mid 70's as opposed to being in the mid 80's just 24 hours ago around this time yesterday. livermore, though 78 degrees with san jose and antioch trying to flirt with 80's. but 79 degrees about 15 degrees cooler, then half moon bay currently at 65 degrees. so this weekend, we're certainly going to see cooler temperatures mainly for those of you in our warmest inland valleys, gradual sea breeze out there right now out of the west 20 miles per hour. that's the gusty us the airfield
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winds out of the southwest this evening. but in the teens for everyone taking a look ahead at your next 7 day outlook. we're going to see temperatures below average by monday, gradual cooling trend for inland valleys. and then we're going to warm up just as quickly by thursday and friday of this upcoming week. back in the low 90's for hottest inland valleys. but as you can see, little change along the coast and east bay shoreline, widespread 60's and 70's continuing there. and you could think that marine layer for that. back to you. vic in l a >> thanks for risa. coming up, a tesla facing more scrutiny tonight following 2 recent deadly crashes. what federal investigators are now looking into the company's autopilot system. >> and new sanctions are being placed on the u.s. in response to house speaker nancy pelosi is one day visit to taiwan.
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>> developing news, nancy pelosi is one day visit to taiwan on tuesday is continuing to escalate tensions between china and the u.s. today. china suspended military climate and anti-drug cooperation is with the u.s. over the house speaker's visit. not clear just how long it plans to keep the suspension in play on wednesday and thursday, china conducted military exercises and even fired missiles near taiwan as part of its protest. today, the white and the chinese ambassador for a meeting to condemn china's actions.
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>> the kremlin says it's open to a possible prisoner exchange to bring back wnba player brittney griner to the united states. but they say they don't want publicity on
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the talks. this is in response to proposal by the united states last week to hand over this notorious russian arms trader viktor bout in exchange for griner and paul whelan. the u.s. says that whelan was wrongfully detained in russia about 5 years ago. yesterday, griner was sentenced to 9 years in a russian prison for smuggling drugs. >> for rich alcona see u.s. navy lieutenant living in japan, a springtime trip with his wife and 3 kids. the mount fuji was intended as fun and a leisurely family trip before expected deployment. >> so what happened next? and why is a matter of dispute? but it gave rise to a 3 year prison sentence. tonight. reporter joe khalil is speaking with the family of a con us on her latest efforts to bring him home. >> i'm just fighting every day to get him home. it's a fight. conus never thought she'd have to take on her husband and father to their 3 kids. navy lieutenant reach out conus
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sits in a japanese prison south today. brittany desperately working to get him home place. the role of advocate and diplomat on top being mom. she says it's taken a toll on her kids. i love them and i want to be there every available moment. but sometimes they have to go and i have to work to get to a and my in my middle child definitely understand that. my and it's not as much as 4. he still thinks when we go back to japan, that daddy's going to be home. >> and so that's hard in may of last year was stationed in japan. lieutenant was driving brittany and the kids were in the car. >> when they say ridge lost consciousness due to altitude sickness, the car swerved and hit 3 people. 2 of them died despite all conus medical emergency. japanese authorities sentenced him to 3 years in prison. i do have significant concerns aside
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expressed publicly with how this case was handled. congressman mike levin has been working with the o'connor's family. he says lieutenant wasn't given the normal due process before being jailed. nor was he given a medical exam. i do think it warrants a review. >> ultimately at the white house and i'm hopeful. >> i think that will happen. meantime, britney says she's hopeful but realistic about the challenges that lie ahead, demanding. >> action. there is a diplomatic way to get i expect nothing less than that. you know, my my children deserve to have their father home. >> and that was joe khalil reporting for us tonight. the ntsb is investigating 2 deadly motorcycle crash. is that might have been caused by problems with tesla's autopilot feature. both crashes happened on freeways at night time. federal officials believe tesla's partially automated driver assist program was used in each and now they're trying to determine if there's a flaw in the system that prevents it from recognizing motorcycles.
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one of the crashes happened on state route. 91 in riverside on july, 7th. there are now calls for the government's recall tesla's autopilot system. >> i robot now belongs to amazon. the vacuum cleaner maker was sold for roughly 1.7 billion dollars. the move allows amazon to scoop up another company to add to its collection of smart home appliances. i robot most famous for its roomba vacuum. the latest line bus uses sensors to map and record a home's floor plan and the devices now offer a trove of data for amazon to potentially integrate with other products. acquisition was for $61 per share in an all-cash transaction. it includes absorbing ai robots net debt. >> happening now, the outside lands music festival returns to golden gate park. and this year the festival is expected to bring more than 71 million dollars to the local economy. sure could use that. and that
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includes showcasing barry of food, wineries and music. san francisco mayor london breed pretty excited, even though there are still several public health risks. >> this is going to be so exciting for san francisco. and i know that in a major city like san francisco, we have our challenges, but it doesn't mean we shouldn't take an opportunity. >> to have a good time. >> as deputies says that that will have officers both in and tutside the event for 72 hours outside lands. organizers strongly recommend taking public transportation or ride share. >> take a live look outside this golden gate park. that's exactly where outside lands will be happening all weekend long. it's already started in the brew star. andrea ghez is here to tell of recent. do i really have to earlier concert. i think it's always smart this time of year, right? especially along the coast bay area the leisure real right? yeah. it's the typical san francisco attire, right? just either at on the layers and take them off.
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let's take a look at current temperatures out there right now. because today we actually warmed up into the low 70's for downtown san francisco. much needed relief for warmest inland valleys, especially for those of you in the east. 8 livermore and conquered mid 80's as opposed to being in the 90's yesterday. so i hope you enjoyed that cool down santa rosa. 78 degrees when you should be in the mid 80's about 5 degrees below average. there that cooling trend going to continue all weekend long radar for tracking it, drier and clear conditions out there right now live look at coit towei and you could see very pleasant, a little bit breezy out there right now. so we are getting a strong sea breeze influence. but future cast for will show that cool. sea breeze pushing in that marine layer and also patchy fog to start out your saturday morning. but better clearing and a lot of sunshine for your saturday afternoon. so temperatures out there right now. 60's along the san francisco peninsula coastline with widespread 70's as you make your way inland. so antioch and san jose 79
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degrees nap at 73 degrees in san carlos. 76 degrees for your friday evening. let's take a look at overnight lows tonight. 50's along the coast with low to mid 60's. as you make your way inland, a little bit milder for those of you in antioch at 63 degrees. temperatures tomorrow, though, not really going to budge all that much. you are going to be on cruise control with temperatures downtown san francisco cooling down to 67 degrees. very seasonal temperatures with oakland in the low 70's, but fremont a little bit mall there in the low 80's, but very pleasant nonetheless in concord, in livermore, in the mid 80's, which is exactly where you should be for your early august forecast in the bay area. we're going to see temperatures cooling down. so the coolest day going to be monday to really warming up into the low 80's for warmest inland valleys and then low 90's. returning next thursday and friday with that valley heat. so temperatures there about 5 to 10 degrees above average. back to you. vicki in l a thanks. ariza. up next, are you excited about the
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release of the latest beyonce album? well, so was the traffic reporter who put together an amazing honor tribute for the grammy award winner. >> the dare i say traffic stopping performance is up next.
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>> welcome back. well, if you haven't heard beyonce has released a new album, getting everybody in the beehive. but as and one reporter in philly was particularly excited, she paid homage to the superstar morning traffic report.
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>> thank you, bill. i always appreciate it. when you say my name now, if you're just waking up, i hope you had some sweet dreams. but traffic is getting heated and it's starting to break my soul just a little bit with that information of traffic cones all morning. the westbound pennsylvania turnpike. you might want to luka move over to the left to the left. the left lane blocked earlier, forming a partition of sorts. but that right lane of the need to be careful as you head out the door, start your commute to work. make that money, pay those bills, bills, bills. if everyone takes it easy this morning, we can crazy in love with a nice calm commute. erin. you know that. i love you like exome going to send it back to you. >> she was on are also feeling who you just saw there drop for team song, references from the grammy award winner. and she told her honor colleagues that she had actually been planning the future for days but postponed it due to a traffic accident. earlier in the week. so at least she got that and where she could yet. tina knowles, lawson. that's beyonce, mom. >> tina knowles posted the original clip on her instagram
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account and wrote, quote, this is so cool. all song titles. >> a renaissance, the new album and marks be out his first solo album in 6 years but wraps up kron. 4 news at 5. >> but we have a lot more ahead on kron. 4 news at 6. catherine and ken are here with what's coming up. know, beyonce references in party. >> next friday, but it's the kind of got to a single ladies when the east bay organization. this is part of what working on for working to prevent the spread of monkeypox in the bay area and get more people vaccinated. and protesters and security officers clash at an oakland elementary school. >> that has closed its doors. how the school district is now responding. i'm ken wayne and i'm catherine heenan. the news of 6 coming up next.
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>> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at 6. >> now at 6 as monkeypox cases continue to climb in the bay area. more vaccines are on the way. counties are getting additional monkeypox vaccines this week to distribute next week. good evening. thanks for joining us for kron. 4 news at 6. i'm ken wayne and i'm catherine heenan. we have a breakdown of where the caseload stands right now in the bay area. >> san francisco reporting 444 cases this week. alameda county, 89 san mateo county
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reporting 20 sonoma county reporting 17 cases bay area. health officials tell us help is on the way san francisco's getting more than 10,000 shots. alameda county, which ranks second in the bay area for the number of cases is getting 3,000 tonight. kron four's dan kerman talk to a community partner in alameda county. that's working to get those shots into arms. guess what? this is not going to just go away. >> joe hawkins is co-founder and ceo of oakland's lgbtq center. he's talking about monkeypox right now. alameda county is more than 80 cases, but he's just received another 3,000 doses of the vaccine. well, some shots will go to healthcare systems. others will go to the center's glenn burke wellness clinic. >> people feel a lot more comfortable coming to the lgbtq center here in oakland because it an lgbtq space. that's a safe space for our community where we've already help people with


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