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(male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> pam: new at eight. >> his eyes were wide and he looked wild, it was very scary. >> pam: face to face with the man behind sunday's rampage at a san jose walmart. this woman was the first victim as he rammed her car twice in the parking lot. she tells kron four she was first to talk to the lone police officer who answered her 911 call. >> i said he drove into the
store. you better call for backup. >> e >> pam: five people were hurt, one seriously after the driver crashed into the walmart in east san jose. and began attacking people. but the first victim was outside the store, and tonight, kron 4's dan kerman speaks with her. >> reporter: when sharon kaye pulled into this east san jose walmart on easter sunday she had one thing in mind >> i was going to buy some potatoes for easter dinner. >> reporter: that's because within seconds of pulling in, her car was hit by this vehicle the san jose music teacher got out of the car and it
turned out to be just in time instead the driver who police have identified the driver as 33 year old hamid za-eed crashed through the front door of this walmart once in the walmart police say the suspect began beating on people >> if i am so happy that he did not get towards the children. >> reporter: the incident has now gone viral and kaye has heard from facebook friends all over the world. >> i have friends all over even germany >> reporter: police say, the
suspect had been using drugs. when he rammed his car through the front of the wal-mart and began assaulting customers. authorities say, 31-year- old haamid zaid is being held without bail at the santa clara county jail. for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run, being under the influence of drugs, and resisting arrest. as of right now, police are trying to determine the motive. >> new at 8. violence erupting in the mission over the weekend. two shootings and a stabbing leaving two people dead. the first incident. early friday.on mission between 16th and 17th.right near mission bart.
a 59 year old woman.stabbed to death. then early saturday.a fatal left shooting. this near 24th and bryant streets. a 19-year old college student was killed. and on sunday night around 10pm.a shooting on a muni bus near the southern edge of the mission at valencia and mission streets. a man and a woman were shot, but survived. kron four's scott rates talked to police in the mission.who are looking for suspects in all of these cases.
>> jacqueline: we did see some heavy downpour. in the last 24 hours. san francisco, just nearly one- half of 1 in.. san jose, just traces this live look outside from the golden gate. clear skies to the san mateo bridge. we are expecting dense fog. the satellite and radar showing that this is dng off. drier conditions with that thunderstorm activity moving offshore. here is what we
can expect. whites. fog some, tense. and the. clearing tomorrow. this week, the rainfall will return on wednesday and thursday. >> pam: the oakland a's season home opener is underway. the a's facing off against the seattle mariners. at the oakland coliseum fans pack the stadium. kron 4's j-r stone is live tonight at the game. where he got to hang out excited a's fans. j-r? >> it felt like a playoff game all over again. some of those fans are taking a break but it is all still about a baseball season.
the fifth inning, it is a 0- 0. j.r. stone, kron 4 news. >> pam: and sports director gary radnich is back from vacation. he will have highlights coming up later in sports! new at eight. the powerball is coming to california. and a bay area store expects big crowds to line up for a chance to win millions. kron4's alecia reid has the story. >> there is always a chance you will get a line. the success story of million dollars winners here all over the store. this is touted as the luckiest store in the bay area. some want to get a head start for tickets for the power of
all. there will not go on sale until next monday. it is very similar to the mega millions he is an avid player and spends $100 per week on texas. i did when the power ball and north carolina and i have one fantasy 5, twice. the jackpot will start at $40 million. >> pam: president barack obama will be in the bay area later this week. fundraising for the democratic party.
kron 4's charles clifford has a look at what's on his agenda. >> reporter: air force one is scheduled to arrive here in the bay area on the wednesday april 3rd. on wednesday evening the president will be attending two fundraisers in san francisco. the first is a reception at the home of democratic fundraiser tom steyer and then president will attend a $32,500 a plate dinner at the home of billionaire philanthropists ann and gordon getty. both events are fundraisers for the democratic congressional campaign committee. presumably with the goal of filling the coffers of the democratic party in preparation for the congressional midterm elections in 2014. obama will then spend the night here in the bay area and attend two more fundraisers for the democratic national committee on thursday in atherton. his first stop will be brunch at the home of liz simons and mark heising, with tickets costing
$32,400. and then his last stop will be lunch at the home of marcia and john goldman. tickets for that event start at $1000. the president will then head to back to the airport, where air force one is scheduled to depart on thursday afternoon. this will be obama's first visit to the bay since winning re-election last fall in the newsroom, charles clifford kron 4 news. a chilling mystery in texas. the question -- who is killing texas prosecutors? a second law enforcement official has been killed. in a matter of weeks. kron 4's catherine heenan reports. colorado prosecutors say. they are going after the death penalty for james holmes. he is the man charged with killing a dozen people in a movie theatre last july. this is holmes at an earlier hearing -- no cameras were allowed inside court today. the prosecutor says, he talked about the penalty for holmes, with the 60 people who lost relatives in the shooting. and decided that "justice is death". if it happens -- a friend of one of the victims says, he wants to be there. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids? it's nice having u-verse, isn't it?
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assassinated this man - mark hasse - the deputy district attorney of kaufman county, texas. people in the largely rural area were shocked at the daylight shooting. right outside the courthouse. but hasse's boss and friend - d.a. mike mclelland - responded with anger and bravado. calling the perpetrators 'scum' - and vowing to hunt them down. this is what he said 8 weeks ago. >> >> " we're gonna find of whatever hole you are in and we are going to bring you back and let the people of kaufman county prosecute you >> reporter: it's a promise he wouldn't live to keep. saturday night - police found the bodies of the d-a and his wife cynthia at their home. police found shell casings from a high-powered rifle. there's been increased security at the courthouse. everyone here is on guard. sheriff says they're protecting other officials lawyer.shock waves through the community >> reporter: one of several angles investigators are exploring - whether members of a vicious white supremacist group is involved. kaufman county prosecutors had helped in the indictment of 31 members of the 'aryan brotherhood of texas' prison gang. in december - texas officials warned that the brotherhood was planning retaliation. as for mclelland. he had realized something like this could happen. ".to somebody else." investigators are also looking into a possible link between the killing of the
texas prosecutors -- and the murder of the colorado prison chief in march. the suspect in that shooting died in a po reports that evan ebel had joined a white supremacist gang while in prison. >> colorado prosecutors say they're going after the death penalty for james holmes. he's the man charged with killing a dozen people in a movie theatre last july. this is holmes at an earlier hearing -- no cameras were allowed inside court today. the prosecutor says he talked about the penalty with the 60 people who lost relatives in the shooting. and decided that "justice is death". if it happens -- a friend of one of the victims says he wants to be there. this was the arrival of james holmes' parents today. his mother began crying in court today. but holmes showed no reaction. his attorneys had tried for a deal that would have meant life in prison -- but the prosecutors refused. >> jacqueline: dry conditions tonight. as for the fog. we will definitely see a lot of fog. the increase with rain. and as
>> under a new state law some california women will get more information following their routine breast examinations. starting today women with dense breast tissue must be notified of that finding after a mammogram. health professionals say as many as 40 percent of women over the age of 40 have dense tissue, which can make it more difficult to detect cancer. patients with dense tissue also will be told that their doctor can recommend additional screening options. >> good health is no laughing matter.or is it? new studies show that tickling your funny bone has unexpected benefits. that a hearty laugh can loosen up the blood vessels around the heart and maybe. keep you from getting a heart attack. no joke! and still ahead on kron 4 news at 8. more reasons to laugh. we've got the latest april fools jokes. making the rounds on the internet. you might want to watch. so the joke's "not" on you. plus. >> gary: coming up later the hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol?
>> this is the one day of the year when it is important to look at the calendar before looking at your computer screen. on april fools day, just about anywhere you go online today, someone will be trying to tell you something that is shocking, surprising. and completely untrue. >> tonight at midnight, youtube dotcom will no longer be accepting entries. >> i encourage everybody to watch as many videos before youtube deletes everything tonight >> reporter: youtube going dark for a decade. twitter will now charge users for using vowels. if you don't want to pay, you can use twitter without the i and e. introducing the shiba-sphere >> reporter: toshiba has a new game console and a host of new games for the whole family. >> announcer: organic
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>> now for a look at our top stories at eight-thirty. a sure sign of spring. baseball is back in the bay area. the season home opener for the oakland a's going on right now. kron four's j.r. stone is live tonight at the game. with all the excited baseball fans. j.r. this man strikes through a walmart, and the san jose. also, the violence in san francisco. police are not ruling out any possibilities.
a sure sign of spring. baseball is back in the bay area. the season home opener for the oakland a's going on right now. kron four's j.r. stone is live tonight at the game. with all the excited j.r. >> reporter: let me show you video. one thing i noticed is that the fans were taking shots all over. they said that they are celebrating. with a rustling going on in the parking lot. and they were saying what a day. many of the fans i spoke with
inside the stadium say that this team could be amazing and they are expecting quite a bit. at this point, however it is too-0. reporting in oakland, j.r. stone, kron 4 news 2-0 >> pam: it was two years ago on opening day for the giants in los angeles. that giants fan bryan stow was brutally beaten outside the dodger's stadium parking lot. the bay area paramedic and father of two. is still in a rehabilitation facility in bakersfield. stow, suffered serious head trauma and was in a coma after the assualt. and just recently recovered from a blood clot.
his family posted an update on their blog. on his condition today. saying in part. quote -."we remember two years ago and even recently, when we didn't know if he would even live." "for him to be at this point truly is a miracle." the two men accused of the attack, have yet to go to trial. a veteran san jose firefighter, who collapsed while battling a blaze last august, is back on the job. firefighter frank ryan was treated to a 'welcome back breakfast' at station- one this morning. ryan suffered a heart attack on august 30th. as crews were gaining the upper hand on a stubborn 3-alarm fire at st. patrick's church, on east santa clara street. ryan tells kron four's rob fladeboe. he began to feel faint, and the next thing
he remembers is waking up in the hospital. ".for five days" ryan received round-the- clock support from his fellow firefighters. they slept in cots at the hospital until he woke up. he has since made a full recovery. >> a north bay city is deploying a different tactic to try and deal with the homeless. some downtown businesses have complained about homeless individuals taking items from dumpsters, urinating on property and other problems. >> i think it is cool it is not their fault that they are homeless. i think that
everybody deserves a place in the streets it is a free country. i think people should see it. people are still going to hard ship right now. in response, the police department and a local charity. have created a hot zone map. three areas where they are asking the homeless to avoid. or be respectful, if they do decide to loiter in the designated spots. the mayor calls it the first step in trying to humanely cope with the homeless. however, others say. it is the wrong move. the mayor says, they are also looking at asking the county to help provide more resources for the homeless. so they will have other places to go rather than just hang out around the city. grant? here's a map to show you *where homeless people in san rafael are being asked to avoid.the so called hot- zones officials are targeting. this is downtown san rafael
just west of highway 101. one hot zone is the area around fourth and "b" streets. also around fourth and "a" streets. this is the heart of a popular theatre and restaurant district in san rafael. couple blocks away.another hot zone along lincoln avenue between third and fourth streets. that's where the hospice by the bay thrift shop is located.another popular gathering place for transients. >> jacqueline: dry conditions for tomorrow there is another storm impacting us. late wednesday as for the current conditions and temperatures are in the 60s in antioch. 60s and snap-on. the low fifties for the coast. pretty mild. we will see areas of dense fog. it will be slow to clear out. and
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get ready to pay more sales tax here in the bay area. this after voters in san mateo. marin. and santa clara approved the tax hikes last november. kron4's haaziq madyun takes a look at the impact on business on the penninsula. it is april fools daybut that new 9.25% sales tax is not funny here in the city of san mateo >> "no jokenew sales tax" san mateo already had one of the highest sales tax rates in the bay area at 8.75 prior to the voter aproved measure a adding an additional.5% the tax rate in san mateo county is slightly less at 9% the owner of this 711 did not want to go on camera but he told me any new tax is bad for his small business in the market for a new homeor new automobilewell those big ticket purchases is where the impact of the
new sales tax really be noticedtake this used nissan here in burlingamesticker priced at $10 thousand 900 and eighty eight dollarsadd nine percent to thatthat's an additional $988.92 >> "well i am arybut it stinks" in san mateo haaziq madyun kron4news the san mateo board of supervisors estimates. 60- million dollars will be raised from the new sales tax revenue. the money will be used for various public the county >> starting on monday, at 8:00 a.m. or 8:00 p.m. you can redeem points and exclusive kron 4 items it is kind of like frequent-flier miles. just for watching us. kron 4 news at 8:00 a.m. will feature a word on the day. beginning at 8 a.m. or 8:00 p.m. but first, you have to sign up.
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>> april is national distracted driving awareness month. law enforcement across the state will be looking for people shaving, putting on makeup and the biggest distraction- using smart phones. as we will see with stanley roberts, in his latest edition of people behaving badly. kron4's stanley roberts >> the interesting thing about texting while behind the wheel of a vehicle you tend to be a little distracted sometimes so distracted you have no ideal there is a cop sitting next to you until you look over believe it or not the lane she is in had been green for a while but now that she
is busted she becomes confused >> when you make this left turn i want you to pull into the in and out parking lot on my right im out the an officer from the hayward office of the california highway patrol looking for distracted drivers hello officer moore the reason i stopped you were texting at that light back there she told the officer it was because she was at a stop light for the recored anytime you vehicle is in geat and you are on the road you must be hands free if im driving i won't do that look at this lady with a
cellphone firmly attached to her ear in the transition to highway 238 in hayward after officer moore got her information i want to find out what she was doing trying to make a call and that was it broken the chp will be out looking for distracted drivers and the sad part they are not hard to find like this man in the red mercedes benz, who doesn't quite seem to notice the black and white patrol car next to him >> who were you talking to? oh, your office but i have to admit our conversation was the best i ever had in the history of people behaving badly i wasn't looking at you i was looking at the fact that it was a cop car i thought to my self i think i dropped the phone because i was done with the call was i driving or was i standing still i thought i was standing still but that dosent matter if you cant do it then you cant do it the law is the law then i told him i do a segment called people behaving badly >> oh wonderful that's all i need publicity on how stupid i am thanks a lot, i don't need helkp looking stupid i can do it with out your help >> and just to be clear hear every person shown in this segment was issued a ticket that may end up costing them
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