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>> reporter:now at eight: >> reporter: bets! the bay area's newest casino is off to one incredible start. and we are live. asleep on the bus one minute.set on fire the next. >> reporter:what police are saying about the heinous crime against this young man. facing the truth.and ready to get back on the field. aldon smith -- out of rehab -- but not out of trouble. >> reporter:a disturbing trend between sea otters and seals is leaving seasoned biologists concerned.and activists aghast. >> reporter:an 86-year-old bay area woman becomes the oldest woman to ever complete the new york city marathon. what happens next is heartbreaking.
(male announcer): this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >>".restaurants are wonderful." >> catherine: now at 8-- >> catherine: big crowds for opening day at one of california's largest casinos. graton resort and casino opened this morning in rohnert park. so many people wanted to see it -- the casino was forced to close its doors for awhile. >> catherine: and right now, people are still lining up to get a chance to play. kron 4's charles clifford is there live. charles? >> reporter: it reminds me of field of dreams, if you build it they will come. >> yeah >> reporter:when the doors opened around 9 tuesday morning, thousands of people
flocked inside the new graton resort and casino. outside traffic was backed up all day, as chp and casino employees tried to shepard drivers along surface streets and through the parking lots >> reporter:by midday the casino was at capacity. long lines formed at the entrances and visitors were only being allowed in when someone else left the building. >> reporter:inside, the circular shaped casino was shoulder to shoulder. there are more than 3,000 slot machines and 144 gaming tables. >> reporter:pamela rhodes is from san francisco. she says she waited months for the casino to open. >> reporter:cris sudargja his brother came up from berkeley. he likes what he sees. >> reporter: if you want a tour inside the new casino -- go to our website. kron4.com. we've posted more video of what you can expect to see.
>> catherine: developing tonight. >> catherine: oakland police have arrested a 16-year-old accused of setting an a-c transit passenger on fire monday night. kron4's scott talked to investigators and shows us the disturbing new details. >> reporter: people who ride the bus say that they are worried tonight. most likely the victim did not even know each other. police want to know why someone would use a cigarette lighter, like this one and sent a man on fire. police say right now that it appears that the two didn't know each other, and that this was just a random act of violence here is the victim this 18- year-old luke fleischman,
who also goes by the name sasha according to police the suspect used a lighter setting the 18-year-old on fire while he was sleeping on an ac transit bus in oakland yesterday >> reporter:investigators using information gathered by witnesses and surveillance video from the bus to help track down the suspect we have learned that the 16-year-old suspect is a student at oakland high school, and that is where police picked him up this morning. investigators now want to know why someone would do something so heinous. >> this is an extremely disturbing and could happen to anyone anywhere. unfortunately in happened to our victim. >> reporter:i did check, investigators tell accelerant was not used to start the fire fleischman suffered second and third degree burns, he will need to under several surgeries >> catherine: the shooting death of 13 year old andy lopez has meant yet another rally
today in santa rosa. just one day after the family announced filing a federal civil right suit. demonstrators were loud and clear about what they want to see happen next. kron 4's haaziq madyun has the story. >> reporter:this effigy of sonoma county deputy erik gelhous pretty much sums up this justice for andy lopez rallythis crowd is focused on one thing >>"jail house for gailhous" >> reporter:they want a criminal prosescution for gailhous. for the october 22nd shooting death of the 13-year-old santa rosa residentanti-war activist cindy sheehan was a key speaker at tuesday's event >>"i have spent more time in jail" >> reporter:the rally included some peaceful singingbefore taking to the streetover 100-protesters particpated in the marched to the d.a.'s office where jonathan melrodone four demonstraters.demanding a grand jury be convened to indict gelhous had a brief face to face meeting with the d.a. about evidence of
prior abuse the community is collecting involving gelhouse >> the district attorney has assured us that we will have a direct line to harder >> catherine: >> catherine: tonight, the armed man involved in a confrontation with fairfield police is dead. it happened this morning on highway 12. closing the highway between pennslyvania avenue and beck avenue. police say fairfield resident deonte traylor had a knife - and was shot after refusing to surrender. officers had initially been called to an apartment.where they say the man had stabbed a woman. >> catherine: traylor was on parole for robbery and has a lengthy criminal record. >> catherine: new tonight at
8-- >> catherine: more details in what was happening behind closed doors at a castro valley nursing home shut down by the state. left behind - elderly residents who had very little care. >> catherine: a janitor who stayed behind tells kron 4 he was told new owners were on their way. but as terisa estacio reports, that help never arrived. >>it was really hard >> catherine: miguel alvarez says he was hired here at valley springs manor to work as a janitor not to change diapers on elderly residents but that is what he ended up doing - and he did it for days. >> reporter: because the regular staff left leaving nearly 20 residents some bed ridden - behind. >> reporter:tell me what you did? cleaned people, fed them, one person was blind, i sat with him and feed him. >> cleaning the residence and that was not even my
job. >> reporter:alvarez got the job - only a few weeks ago he was hooked by his childhood friend maurice to make some extra money. maurice was the cook and he stayed on too. >> reporter:someone started having a seizure. i didn't know what to do. i had never seen that before. i called 911. alvarez says he worked around the clock, never sleeping for nearly 6 days straight. >>i worked and tried to get to everyone. i changed everyone's diapers. i did what i could. >> reporter:take a look at these. these are flash cards made by one of the residents at valley springs. for alvarez's todler son >> rep he had only worked at the faciltiy a short time, he had made a connection with the elderly residents and certainly wasn't going to leave them to fend for themselves. in the end, despite the fact he hasn't been paid for weeksalvarez says it doesn't matter, what matters he says - is the fact
everyone made it out. >> we did it together. i am happy for them. >> reporter: kron 4 news >> catherine: troubled 49ers linebacker aldon smith is talking publicly for the first time since leaving the team nearly six weeks ago. he's facing criminal charges in two cases in santa clara county --- having illegal assault weapons and d-u-i charges. >> catherine: gary is here with what smith is saying. >> reporter: >> gary: these were his first public comments today. >> i am taking ad in one day at a time and getting my life back together. that to
myself as a person. it seems like the best thing to do at the time i was able to go and and clear my head. >> gary: the 49ers have not said family if he will play against carolina sunday. the odds are they have not put him on the roster just to watch, i bet that he will be on there. >> catherine: ahead at eight. the polls are now closed. our dan kerman is in studio. breaking down some of the most controversial bay area ballot measures. >> catherine: also - a san jose woman has died after becoming the oldest woman to complete the grueling new york city marathon. what her family has to say about her last race.
to save a sea otter. an animal that goes a long way in helping the environment. but as kron 4's j.r. stone better known for their violent mating behavior. >> looks can be deceiving. ray >> within the animal community. >> reporter:biologists say that just like people -- some otters are more inclined to violent behavior. >> reporter: has been documented to looking like as a sea otter is a baby seals. the act is so rough that it will kill the baby seal or see a doctor. or sea otter. >> reporter: 18 dominated by
a few males believes the females to fend for themselves and searched for a mate. >> they biked the nose or really hard and very aggressive defect. they bite the nose of the sea otter or baby seal. very aggresive event. >>they can be very violent creatures. >> catherine: parents at a morgan hill day care center are shocked about the fact a worker was arrested on suspicion of being drunk on the job. >> catherine: 58-year-old
anna lopez is charged with one count of felony child endangerment. it happened monday morning at the p-a walsh child development center on peak avenue. >> catherine: police say a parent noticed that lopez seemed disoriented and was fumbling with the keys to the building. they're now trying to find out if there were any similar incidents in the past. >> catherine: lopez had worked at the center for ten years. >> reporter: the 31 year old says she was forced to use a bucket to go to the bathroom and kept in the cold dark basement and plenty of days and nights. >> he took a pipe and held it like this all around my head and said that if i screamed he would run the risk through my throat and kill me. i did not make a
noise i just laid there. >> reporter: when you would say let me go >> what would he >> he said what i get to other girls in the house i would let you go. i told him you do not need to do that. >> i baton not to bring any other girls and their to suffer the hill that i went through hell >>i begged hi, him. >> he was forcing you to prepare and torture chamber four other girls?
>> yes. >> he told me that he hated me because he could abuse me and no one would care. happening now. >> catherine: it's election day -- and the polls are now closed in california. unlike in certain states across the nation where they're electing governors and deciding whether to legalize marijuana, here in california the focus is on local races and initiatives >> catherine: kron 4's dan kerman is following tonight's races. and joins us now with what's at stake. >> reporter: to report the loss or theft of fire arms
within 48 our spiri >> reporter: the end bart a has vowed to sue if this measure passed the spirit and severance cisco the issue is redevelopment across the street from the embarcadero. >> reporter: retail shops, public parking and a part. plus residents this point we do not have any specific results >> reporter: the sunnyvale the unmeasured is leading with 59% to 30%.
>> reporter: on the national front new jersey chris christine as a strong contender for president in 2016 derric >> reporter: >> catherine: >> jacqueline: cooling off in a hurry we are already in the forties for half moon bay. low 50s it in a few locations like vallejo. we are running admit to the upper 50s and 60s for san jose. it will be chilly out there tonight for your wednesday afternoon this will be the warmest day of the work week. we do have changes as we head into thursday, friday, and
saturday. with a cooling trend and a chance of rain. for right now we can see clear skies over the bay area. will pick up a little bit of clout coverage tomorrow, especially later tomorrow. cyclo coverage will move down towards the bay area coming from the west you can see at 2:00 moving through. as we move through the rest of the afternoon through the evening cloud cover should throw in the clock will be closer to the north to bay with a storm passing. we will talk about that more with the extended forecast coming back up. >> reporter:the man accused of viciously bullying and threatening to kill a
teamate speking about his situation tonight. >> reporter:what the dolphins suspended player had to say about the country talking. return to index of stories... >> reporter: google has officially launched their new service called "help=outs" this is a website you can also access it through mobile. >> gary: talking hi, we're the sewells. >> gwe're new to town. welcome to monroe. so you can move more effortlessly... we want to open a new account: checking and savings. well we can help with that. we tend to do a lot of banking online. you play? yeah discover a mobile app that lets you bank more freely... and feel at home more quickly.
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could be a quick convienient way to get help with out having to search the web or yelp and hire someone and have them in your home >> reporter:a lot of the help outs i saw were free the ones that charged seemed resonable. it will interesting to see if this new service takes off. gs k 4 n >>yes, i have smoked crack cocaine." still ahead-- zitothe mayor of toronto now admits he used drugs. but isn't talking about quitting.. >> catherine: also -- only on 4-- for the first time.
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jose grandmother died it hotel room for kron for lease to reach talks to the mothers to the woman's daughter. >> reporter: as usual she crossed the finish line put the 86 room made a name for herself as the oldest woman to ride in this year's marathon. unfortunately, and a round mount 20 she fell. before checking of the hotel in the afternoon joyce said she needed to take a nap. >> she noticed that a turn and went limp. she tried to wake her up and got help from staff and security. she was on life support at but not for very long they took her off. she was
unresponsive. >> reporter: coming up we will hear more about joyce years as an athlete and police your read kron 4 news >>"yes i have smoked crack cocaine, but no. do i? am i an addict? no. have i tried it? um. probably in one of my drunken stupors." >> catherine: after months of denials. toronto mayor rob ford now admits that he smoked crack cocaine. last week the police chief said that a video had surfaced -- showing ford smoking a crack pipe. ford had spent months denying that the video existed. >> catherine: but he said today he hadn't actually lied-- but that reporters just didn't ask the right questions. been charged with a crime. and is 'not' talking about aquitaine. " teen quitting
>> catherine: family and friends of the suspect in last night's mall shooting in new jersey - say they can't believe what happened. they say richard shoop was well-liked, and gave no warning that he'd bring a gun to the westfield garden state plaza and kill himself. >> catherine: police say the 20-year-old fired at least six shots. >> catherine: he did not shoot anyone but himself. >>"this was a sporadic act. this was something that none of us saw coming. so were not sure exactly what caused him to do this and it was >> catherine: a prosecutor says shoop had drug problems, and had left behind a note. his body was found in a back corridor of the mall early today - ending a lockdown that trapped hundreds of people inside. the mall is scheduled to reopen tomorrow morning. >>phil walton there is a difference between hazing & bullying. this was bullying. >> reporter: the 30 year old
this suspended indefinitely. and continental, right here with the tattoos and martin rednecks to him. we're seeing a video from dmz. and connie dill, with tisch shirked off his hat backwards. this is what he had to say today, about his situation derrick >> i am just trying to weather the storm right now and this shall pass. >> no comment right now. weathering the storm and try
to get through. >> reporter: he threatened to kill his teammate and apparently this was not an isolated incident. >> reporter: people on our facebook page are wavering and. >>lalani ponce salazar there is so much bullying going on in school with children and then you get this jerk. he should never play again in the nfl >> reporter: lee would he will never play for that team again in his future. >> catherine: it is election
night and some early results are and so dan kerman is back with results. >> reporter: we have some first early results from sampras's goal. so far no to redevelopment with 12 percent. with 55% to 44% to measure seeing losing 61 to 38% and are separated catherine by 10,000 votes at this point patrick began very early on. >> reporter: the sunnyvale measure it looks like the residents are saying yes to gun-control. 70 percent are
saying yes to gun-control and 30 percent are same now. saying no! >> catherine: thank you dan, we will continue to watch results. >> reporter: in the next edition of people behaving badly. >> catherine: also ahead. where this snarling creature is now on display. after having 'guarded' over the old eastern span of the bay bridge. i love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no.
in a story you'll see only on kron 4 --- hundreds of people wanted by law enforcement are on the streets of san francisco. but there's one agency that has a unit dedicated to finding them. for the first time in the history of the unit. our stanley roberts got to ride it's this edition of people behaving badly (male announcer): now, here's stanley roberts who found some people behaving badly. >> reporter: >>are you serious, are you serious right now you guys yes were serious aww don't are you serious i have two five thousand dollar warrants we'll call and verify >> reporter:deputies from the san franciso sheriffs department warrant services unit
>>do you have anything that might poke me or stab me nothing please >> reporter:are checking 30 year old chavonne after hearing she may have warrents totaling 80 thousand dollars >>were going to double check one of the dupties grabs her bag and asked a simple series of questions is everything in there yours anything illegal in there >> reporter:i'm out with the san francisco sheriffs warrant services unit and kron was the only tv station permitted to ride with them while checking to verify warrents one of the deputies finds a crackpipe in her pocket >> reporter: dollar warrant for larceny and they said you had a 75 thousand dollar warrant for dangerous drugs >> reporter:then a sheriffs van arrives with a female deputy to do a more through search before transport there is nothing on you needles nothing nothing in your bra noooo then some very dangerous was found in her bag i thoght you said you don't have ansy needles there is one sticking right on top of your bag
yes in her bag was this uncapped slighty used hyperdermic needle that is about as dangerous as it gets >> reporter:look man it loaded, it's loaded and she had yet another needle in her purse >> reporter:it turns out she had did have two warrents. but both were for 5000 dollars she get hauled off to jail why is there a camera >> reporter:were from the shefiffs department you look like someone we are looking for we just want some identification whats your last name james edward smith >>this is 44 year old james smith, who had an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the da office you have a 100 thousand dollar warrant for robbery who me when? now >> reporter:and assault with a deadly weapon just standing on the street when he was spotted by duputies >> reporter:james smith claimed it was mistaken identy they he has someone
who looks just like him with the same name nd same birthday >> reporter:is you burthday june 13 yup it you in just one day 5 fugitives were taken off the street and 4 were felons one had a meth pipe and another had backing soda that he was going to sell on the street as cocaine >> reporter:the san francisco sheriffs warrant services units has the streets for close 30 years now roberts kron 4 >> catherine: still ahead. where you can see this once mysterious creature. which used to live on the old eastern span of the bay bridge.
in san at the coast is we will still be in the '60s and the upper 60s. 70's also for the north diapered extended forecast into thursday with a storm passing. we will continue to the cooling trend into the weekend and monday the are talking rain. we will keep you posted as a closer. >> catherine: 49er aldon smith spoke today for the firstb time since entered a re-hab center nearly 6 weeks ago...a ago...a ♪ yeah, i dream about bacon. [sfx] wham! so i'm bringing back the blt cheeseburger combo. a juicy jumbo beef patty loaded with hickory smoked bacon
his right achilles tendon last may during the team's offseason program. crabtree will remain on the physically-unable-to-perform list but according to coach jim harbaugh he is on pace to be activated as early as the middle of this month. >> gary: crabtree led the 49ers in receiving last season with 85 catches for 1,105 yards >> gary: start in his nfl career. >> gary: argiuably the best player in football is going to sit for awhile. >> gary: aaron rodgers fractured his falling on it while being sacked in the packers loss night. >> gary: hrodgers called the injury "significant" and said he was in "some pain." while there have been reports he could return in three weks rodgers said he didn't know when he'd be back he hasn't missed a game december, 2010. >> gary: rodgers replaciment last night seneca wallace finished 11 for 19 for 114 yards and an interception. .
>> we are not going to toss any distractions that will take away from our goals. >> >> gary: when you hear the story out of miami your reading online or watch television what is your billings on the blame for on martin britt for? >> all i can do is give him my prayers wish to my prayers and hope that everything works out for the blast. works out for the best. >>these boys are going to
>> gary:happy belated catherine! >> jacqueline: can we come crash your party? >> gary:sure >> gary: cal football rough yearpolice are investigating an incident between teammates that left a cal football player hospitalized freshman running back fabiano hale was involved in an altercation with a yet-to-be-identified teammate at the team's on- campus workout facility last week he eventually had to be
taken to alta bates medical center for treatment and was released sunday no specifics about his injuries have been released >> gary: hale who is from santa cruz turned down a scholarship to division 2 humbolt state so he could walk on at cal >> gary: candlestick seats for sale >> gary: the 49ers are selling off the seats at candlestick park which will be impolded after this season as the 49ers move to their new stadium in santa clara >> gary: starting now season ticket holders can purchase two seats for what the team is calling a discounted fee of $649 seats go on sale to the general public december 9. they are sold only in pairs proceeds will go to the san francisco recreation and parks department youth programs >> gary: earthquakes stadium site milestone the first steel beams for the team and office buildings at the earthquakes new stadium site were put up is near the san jose airport
will open for the team's 18,000 and cost $60 million to build >> gary: >> jacqueline: >> catherine: news at 8. stay connected with kron 4 and get latest news developments at kron4.com or download one of our mobile apps. our next newscast is tonight at 11 o'clock. see you then. goodnight. farmers presents: fifteen seconds of smart.
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