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in the east bay, two high school athletes are charged with sexual assault.one of them reportedly a football player at concord's de la salle.whooshnew information tonight on the rapid rise of small children using mobile screens ... and the possible impact on their development. you're watching kron four news in prime time. (pam) as firefighters relentlessly push to contain the north bay wildfires... investigators begin their search for answers in the rubble. all as the first storm of the season ... brings rain to the wildfire zone.(pam) thank you for joining us i'm pam moore. (steve) and i'm steve aveson. tonight dan kerman talked with cal-fire about their concerns over the the wet weather but first we check in with meteorologist lawrence karnow about how much rain we're getting
lawrence karnow: the first rain of the season is now moving into the bay area. it's a welcomed sight especially with all of the recent fires. winds are a little gusty ahead of the front between 15 to 25 mph. you can see the rain on doppler radar. it will be spreading south throughout the night and everyone should get some rain. we can expect as much as a quarter of an inch of rain in the north bay with more over the mountains. the rain will tapper off further south but everyone should get some much needed drops. a high surf advisory is in effect with waves as high as 18 feet at a winter weather advisory goes up tonight for the sierra with between 3" to 6" expected over 6,500 feet. winds could gust to nearly 65 mph across higher peaks. you can see the cold low droppng out of the
gulf of alaska. rain will increase thoughout the night before turning to showers early tomorrow morning. most rain should end before the morning commute but be especially slick with the first rain and we can't ruleout and morning shower. skies will clear on friday to be a cool brisk and afternoon. be in the 50s and 60s. the begins to warm this weekend with more sunshine. offshore winds could return late sunday through tuesday with some temperatures near 90s at that time. (lawrence) and you can stay connected on the forecast in your neighborhood by downloading our free mobile app... (pam) in the north bay.. cal-fire is pushing back the date they expect to have the wildfires contained. (steve) full containment is now expected on tuesday at the earliest. unfortunately tonight's rain might not speed up that timeline. kron-4's dan kerman is live tonight in napa -- and talked with cal-fire about how the wet weather is actually spurring some concerns.
(pam) cal fire is sharing new technology .. that lets people see the level of damage and destruction in sonoma county.(steve) grant lodes is live in our newsroom to show us how it works. (grant) the city of santa rosa releassed an interactive map last week. this is from cal fire and it utilizes red and yellow coloring to idenfity what's happened to homes and businesses. a red dot means the structure is destroyed.structure is means the structure is destroyed. yellow designates damage to a building or home.
(steve) new tonight at 8. investigators say it's too early to know the cause of the north bay wildfires but they are working around the clock to make that determination. (pam) kron 4's gabe slate met with cal fire... to talk about what goes into an investigation of this magnitude... and how long it is likely to take. sot - chris anthony / division chief cal fire that is hard to hear considering these fires burned down 6,000 homes evacuated 100,000 people, and preliminary estimates put the damage of these fires at a cost of over 1 billion
dollars. chris anthony used to be a fire investigator he is now a division chief for cal fire he said what caused these fires will determine how long the investigation will take. sot - chris anthony / division chief cal fireso it could be weeks, months.. or years but the good news sot - chris anthony / division chief cal fireonce they find the source of the fire that area can become like a crime scene sot - chris anthony / division chief cal firei asked chris what investigators are doing right now where do you start in trying to find the cause of such a massive fire? sot - chris anthony / division chief cal firein napa gabe slate kron 4 news.
(pam) in the santa cruz mountains and across california... wildfire danger remains high. cal-fire says, it will not be releasing seasonal firefighters this month, but instead will remain at peak staffing levels until at least november 6th. 249- new fires were reported in california last week alone, not including the recent bear fire- in the south bay, which is now about 30- percent contained. so far this year, the agency has responded to fifteen -hundred
more fires.... than it had by this time a year ago .... that is a 39 percent increase. (sot) (pam) cal fire says, the long running drought and last winter's heavy rains plus the hot, dry summer. have resulted in a heavy fuel load.. feeding the fires. ahead at eight.. a quiet east bay street ---turns into a crime scene... what happened there, put a father of two on life support. a breaking just into our newsroom plus. a police officer still critically hurt after being run over---what we are learning today about him. and a local high school rocked by allegations against two student athletes... in a sexual assault investigation.
breaking news just into our newsroom in the past ten minutes. the man who was run over during a carjacking...has died.the suspect is still on the loose. it happened at around 5:30 in the morning near the corner of via del sol and via paro in san lorenzo. authorities say james figeroa started his truck and went back inside his house. when he came back out... figeroa found the man in the drivers seat. investigators say figeroa tried to stop his truck from being stolen, but ended up being run over. a woman who didn't want her face to appear on camera saw it happen. just before 8:00..the
alameda county sheriff's office says figeroa was taken off life support. police try to discourage people from warming their cars unattended... which becomes increasingly common as the weather gets colder. (steve) in the east bay... a student at an all-girls catholic high school says she was sexually assaulted by two male high school students... one from an all-boys catholic school... the other from an east bay public school.(pam) both of the alleged suspects are student athletes at their respective schools... and both students have been arrested. kron4's haaziq madyun has the story. a pair of student-athletes have been arrested in connection to a sexual assault investigation involving a female student from carondelet catholic school in concord.the mount diablo school district confirms that one of the students arrested is from one of their schools. a source tells kron4 the student
attends ygnacio valley high school in concord.the other person arrested is a student here at de la salle high school. in fact a number of del la salle students told me that the teenager arrested and is a player on de la salle's football teamdo you think this incident will have an impact of the football program?the alleged sexual assault occurred off campus last month in an unincorporated part of town in walnut creek. that is according to the contra costa county sheriff's office. their detectives received a report about the alleged incident earlier this week. wednesday the teenage suspects from de la salle and ygnacio valley high school were taken into custody. one de la salle student told me that he feels disappointed and sad because he knows the football player and that the student-athlete had a bright future. that future is in jeopardy right now because the young man is facing a very serious criminal charge. in concord haaziq maydun kron4news
(pam) we are learning more about the san francisco police officer critically injured in a hit-and-run. he has been identified as officer elia lewin- tankel tonight, he is still in critical condition. the officer was hit by a fleeing suspect's s-u-v around noon yesterday. the 32-year-old officer who was on a bicycle at the time .. underwent surgery and is in intensive care unit of san francisco general hospital. the suspect is now facing several charges including attempted murder. the police department says, lewin-tankel is well -liked by his colleagues. they say he recently started law school... and also teaches jiu- jitsu to others in the department and community. he is a five- year veteran of the force... and has been recognized numerous times for his work. (pam) it was a local killing that made national headlines. and touched
off a political firestorm during the presidential campaign.(steve) now more than 2 year later after kate steinle was killed on pier 14... opening statements will begin monday in her murder trial. jose ines garcia zarate... who also goes by the name juan francisco lopez-sanchez is accused of shooting steinle. defense attorneys say the shooting was accidenttal. zarate's arrest sparked a national controversy over san francisco's sanctuary city policies. after zarate was released from san francisco jail despite a federal immigration request to hold him for deportation. now to our four zone forecast... taking a live look outside at s-f-o. kron-4's meteorologist lawrence karnow is here now with the forecast lawrence karnow: the first
rain of the season is now moving into the bay area. it's a welcomed sight especially with all of the recent fires. winds are a little gusty ahead of the front between 15 to 25 mph. you can see the rain on doppler radar. it will be spreading south throughout the night and everyone should get some rain. we can expect as much as a quarter of an inch of rain in the north bay with more over the mountains. the rain will tapper off further south but everyone should get
some much needed drops. a high surf advisory is in effect with waves as high as 18 feet at the coast. also a winter weather advisory goes up tonight for the sierra with between 3" to 6" expected over 6,500 feet. winds could gust to nearly 65 mph across higher peaks. you can see the cold low droppng out of the gulf of alaska. rain will increase thoughout the night before turning to showers early tomorrow morning. most rain should end before the morning commute but the roads will be especially slick with the first rain and we can't ruleout and isolated morning shower. skies will clear on friday to be a cool brisk and breezy afternoon. highs will only be in the 50s and 60s. the weather begins to warm this weekend with more sunshine. offshore winds could return late sunday through tuesday with some temperatures near 90s at that time.
ahead at 8. a rising number of toddlers using mobile devices... now a new study reveals a startling link between the screen time and speech development.(pam) plus... the fight over dog leash- rules in the golden gate national recreation area ... takes an unexpected turn. ((gary sports tease))coming up later in this broadcast... boy this is a big, big, big sports night. we got the raiders in kansas city, you got the dodgers ready to go to world series, draymond green... how's got steve aveson's birthday, let's get it on together in a matter of moments ((steve)) here's what we are tracking new tonight at nine...jaw dropping video of a food car on fire in the middle of the day...moments later it explodes.it led to some very tense moments in downtown portland.what fire officials say sparked this blaze...tonight on kron 4 news at nine.
(steve) a hostile audience greeted white supremacist richard spencer at his first public appearance since the deadly violence in charlottesville two months ago. spencer spoke at the university of florida in gainesville . the school spent half a million dollars on security. there were only two arrests and no violence.... catherine heenan shows us how the confrontation played out. "go home spencer, go home spencer" well i'm not going home...you know that what i am saying is going to change the world. therefore you want to stop it. you're going to fail. "hundreds of police officers.a fortune in security costs.
university of florida president> we're taking the equivalent of 1,000 tuitions and investing it in security because of his followers. sheriff's deputies in body armor watched as richard spencer denied responsibility for the bloody confrontations in charlottesville. you should hold to account the people who actually engage in violence, which is not me, which is not us!and defended the suspected neo=nazi driver charged with killing a 32=year=old woman the fact is his vehicle was attacked boo!spencer's provocative views have made him the target of violence in the past.natspencer associate mike enoch told the crowd today that the punch last january ... changed my life, changed hundreds of white americans lives when they realized that america does not belong to us.as protesters began filing out, spencer fired one last shot. you think you shut me down, well you didn'tafter the speech, one white=shirted spencer supporter tried to confront the protesters.police and state troopers hustled him
away.the marchers said they were not interested in violence.we are a diverse welcoming city and we do not want him or his rhetoric here ahead at eight.. experts analyze fire behavior of the north bay wildfires.... and explain how the firestorm became so destructive... so fast. plus. the fires stranded many animals --- leaving them nowhere to go we meet an east bay woman giving them refuge ((brittney tease))i'm kron 4 meteorologist lawrence karnow. coming up, i will take a look at your 7 day forecast.details are right after the break.
(pam) more than one- billion dollars... that's just how much the damage from the north bay wildfires is estimated to cost... and that figure is expected to rise.(steve) this as firefighters encounter a setback in containing the series of fires. here's a look at the current containment numbers. initially cal-fire expected to have full containment of the fires tomorrow. but that timeline is now being pushed back to tuesday at the earliest. the fires have destroyed nearly 7-thousand homes and structures. more than 15,000 people remained evacuated tonight (pam) and in santa cruz county.. cal-fire says, the potential for new fires remains high.. this, as crews try to get a hold on the 'bear fire'. it has burned
more than 3-hundred acres since monday night. it is 30- percent contained tonight. evacuation orders are still in place for bear creek canyon road, deer creek road, rons road, and dons road. the fire has burned four structures. 300 homes are still threatened tonight. and injured seven... including six firefighters. and despite the rain... cal-fire says, the brush that can fuel these fires is at the driest level all year. (steve)lawrence has the weather forecast lawrence karnow: the first rain of the season is now moving into the bay area. it's a welcomed sight especially with all of the recent fires. winds are a little gusty ahead of the front between 15 to 25 mph. you can see the rain on doppler radar. it will be spreading south throughout the
night and everyone should get some rain. we can expect as much as a quarter of an inch of rain in the north bay with more over the mountains. the rain will tapper off further south but everyone should get some much needed drops. a high surf advisory is in effect with waves as high as 18 feet at the coast. also a winter weather advisory goes up tonight for the sierra with between 3" to 6" expected over 6,500 feet. winds could gust to nearly 65 mph across higher peaks. you can see the cold low droppng out of the gulf of alaska. rain will increase thoughout the night before turning to showers early tomorrow morning. most rain should end before the morning commute but the roads will be especially slick with the first rain and we can't ruleout and isolated morning shower. skies will clear on friday to be a cool brisk and breezy afternoon. highs will only be in the 50s and 60s. the weather begins to warm this weekend with more sunshine. offshore winds could return late sunday through tuesday with some temperatures near 90s at that time. (steve) we are learning more about the north bay fires... and how they spread so fast.(pam) some experts say.. the fires acted
more about the north bay fires... and how they spread so fast.(pam) some experts say.. the fires acted like a hurricane... swirling around and causing widespread damage. kron4's terisa estacio is in coffey park tonight, where she spoke to an expert with cal fire... about the destructive fire behavior. (estacio - live - coffey park - ) when the fire hit - here in coffey park - it was whipping around eratically officials call it a fire whirl. and that whirl was running horizonally - plowing through homes, and pushing over cars as if they were toys(estacio - pkg)as fire investigators examine how this fire started, we are learning - why it was so violent and viscious devouring everything in its path. scott mclean, calfire. we had 60 to 80 mph winds pushing from calistoga and it spread within hours.a veteran calfire fire fighter with several decades of wildfire experience scott mclean laid out the unique qualities of these deadly fires explaining a lot - had to do with the wicked winds and dry conditions feeding the flames, creating something
called a firewhirlmclean. it was like an eddy, unpredictable and dangerous. mclean said the winds also tossed around explosvive embers mclean. like a game of leap frong. in coffeey park - look at this. there are many cars flipped over resting on their roofs mclean says as firewhirls whipped through this neighborhood, it consumed homes in a matter of minutes and pushed over car cars that weighed thousands of pounds mclean. it moved on its side and just cut through.in some neighborhoods, like off of fountaingrove - residents reported seeing walls of flames and that homes were burning like a giant blow torch. mclean. you could not outrun it.. it was massive. (estacio) mclean also said that there was so much radient heat from these fires.. that as it approached a home it was so hot that it could just ignite drapes and then that home would burst into flames.. a really sureal situation. te
(steve) new tonight at 8 as burned out-residents in wine country are beginning to return to their homes and finding nothing but ash... there's the question of what happens to the animals?(pam) yes, many of the creatures are finding themselves homeless. toinght, kron 4's vicki liviakis introduces us to an east bay woman .. who is giving them temporary homes. kim berry who runs a shop
called farmyard darlings is a new foster mom of sorts. not of kids but of orphan critters from the wine country fire. these two little ponies were rescued from the flames. kim and a best friend hopped in a pick-up and went north to help out. so many lost their homes and at least for now can't provide for their furry friends. so kim has is taking them in and finding temporary homes. from mini horses to donkeys and goats even lost llamas... these are the refugees of the wine country firestorm. finding safe harbor all around the bay area thanks to kim berry and others like her who are helping out the four-legged friends while their companions are trying desperately to get back on their own two feet. in contra costa county - vicki liviakis - kron 4 news. still ahead at 8. why u-s government officials are pushing for a ban on laptops in checked luggage. and next. a pet owner
shocked --- still ahead at 8. why u-s government officials are pushing for a ban on laptops in checked luggage. and next. a pet owner shocked --- after discovering months later --- her euthanized dog --- was still alive. tonight at 9 why would they do that? that's so mean; i mean they are just as involved as the rest of every body.there is something missing from this thank you sign oh it was there before but someone but it out. i'll explain in the next edition of people behaving badly
to figure out what the issue is to keep you safe and there are no hazards to the public. ♪ (steve) new tonight at 8. a new jersey pet owner shocked after finding out her dog -- which she took in to be euthanized five months ago --- was never put down.(pam) the owner picked up the collar of her 15- year old dog... paid the bill for the procedure. and even received a letter of condolences from the vet's office. but her dog caesar === was still alive. months after keri levy thought caesar had been put down... she got information that her dog was alive. and learned that instead of euthanizing the dog... a vet tech took caesar home with her. police are investigating .. and say that vet tech could still face charges. (steve) the u.s. government is urging that large personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage. officials say
laptops... have the potential for a catastrophic fire. the f-a-a says recent test show that the lithium-ion batteries used in laptops, cellphones, and other devices... overheat in close proximity to an aerosol spray, nail polish remover and hand sanitizer...they can cause explosions capable of disabling an airliner's fire suppression system. the f-a-a says permitting passengers to carry larger personal electronic devices only in the cabin... is the most effective way to protect safety. next at 8. as the time children spend in front of screens spikes... we are learning about the impact it has on the youngest users in sports -- the raiders taking on the chiefs at the coliseum -- gary will give us a game update plus -- good news for dub nation -- the warriors have the results of draymond green's left knee m-r-i... gary will tell us his status for tomorrow night... and has all the sports coming up
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variety of screens, the nonprofit group common sense media surveyed more than 14- hundred parents of children eight years old and younger. overall kids' media use is unchanged 2011, but they are increasingly using mobile devices. kids in the study spent an average of 48 minutes a day staring at a mobile screen. that's way up from five minutes a day on average in 2011. the report also found about 42- percent of kids in the survey have their own tablet devices. another study showed the differences in media use and household income. children from less affluent families spent about three and a half hours a day watching t-v through smartphones, tablets, laptops and video games. by comparison kids in higher income homes spent just under two hours the same activites and devices. (steve) all of this begs the question...what impact does screen time have on the brains of the youngest children...how does it affect
them emotionally? and socially? the final study we looked at comes from the pediatric academic societies meeting. they looked at the impact of screen time on children between the ages of 6 months and two years. here's what they found. the more time children that age spent using handheld screens...the more likely they were to experience speech delays. researchers found that every 30 minute increase in daily screen time --- was linked to a 49-percent increased risk of what they called "expressive speech delay" however those behind the study caution more research is needed to determine if the devices are áactuallyá causing the delay (( áá steve on camera áá )) bottom line, this challenge and the lessons are ongoing and should give pause to thoughtful parents about how often and for how long they give the youngestfamily members screen time. good news tonight for dog owners in the bay area. the national park service is dropping a decade -long fight that would restrict dogs in the golden gate national recreational area. the
proposal would have cut about 90-percent of the areas where dog owners are currently allowed to walk their dogs off leash. but a lawsuit filed by dog owners ..... uncovered flaws in the decision- making process and showed bias from park service officials. the national park service then announced that it feels it is inappropriate to move forward with the restrictions. over at the coliseum raiders taking on the chiefs on thursday night right now -- meanwhile over in santa clara rookie
to a victory over washington. head coach, kyle shanahan says depending how well beathard performs... it could have "a ton" of influence in the 49ers future... but for the former hackeye... he's only focused on dallas. nlcs game five... cubs trying to force a game six against the dodgers clayton kershaw too much for chicago... 3 hits, 1 run, 5 strikeouts in six innings top 3rd -- the red-hot justin turner... brings in the third run of the game... jose quintana's night would be over after loading the bases. same inning -- enrique hernandez hits a grand slam off hector rendon dodgers win 11-1 they head to the world series for the first time since 1988 l-a awaits winner between the yankees and astros.
good news for the warriors draymond green who strained his left knee in tuesday's season-opening loss to the houston rockets got the results of his mri yesterday and it is negative no structural damage showngreen actually practiced today in new orleans and is now listed as "questionable" for tomorrow night's game against the pelicans andre iguodala andre iguodala who didn't play tuesday is listed as probablethe warriors were up 13 points against the rockets when green for good and ended up pointthe warriors are beginning a trip ending dallas
for this week's lexus experience amazing ultimate highlight we go to the nationa's capital. bradley beal finds john wall for the alley oop slam. beal from behind the arc thows the perfect pass to wall wizards win 120-115 across california --- practice drills --- preparing for the big one. but there's a stark statistic about how many people are actually ready..
(pam) all over the state today - people were taking part in the "great california shake-out."(steve) kron four's will tran has more on the annual event designed to help keep people safe during an earthquake.. (it's a great reminder. we know we live in earthquake country but how many of us are prepared? and how many of us need to be reminded? i mean the fires are raging out of control but earthquakes are
probably are top priority. it's the great shake out and there's trevyn reese showing the google employees what to do if there's an earthquake. how many of us are prepared, percentage wise?)(trevyn reese/ready america-about 70 percent of californians are not prepared for an earthquake, for a disaster so doing this we want a hundred percent of the population to be prepared for a disaster, an earthquake)(reporter-how many of you have ever been through an earthquake?)(google employees-a tiny one, never. a tiny one)(reporter-i'm not even sure what to do if there's one. i think drop, cover and hold on to something? you guys didn't even move!!)(reporter-what did you think of that rattle?) (mega lee/google employee-it's pretty scary if it really happened)(will tran/mountain view-let's face it most of us spend our money on ball games, movies and all the other fun activities. these earthquake kits are everywhere so they're not that hard to find. it could be the best money you will ever spend. in mountain view will tran kron 4 news)
of the east bay.two high school students are in big trouble tonight...accused of writing derogatory messages about african americans.this is unfolding as we speak.late tonight the school has released a statement about the disciplinary action those students now face.standby for a live report.plus...breaking news.the east bay father who was run over while trying to stop a carjacker...has died. now police are trying to track down his killer.((grant)) plus...a bit of relief for firefighters battling those blazes up north.rain has started to fall.meteorologist lawrence karnow has your four zone forecast.((vicki))keep it right here...kron 4 news at nine starts after ther break.
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grant lodes...(vick) and i'm vicki liviakis... the rainy weather comes as wildfires plague parts of the north an.of the north an. and rain was seen tonight at the raiders games... meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with details on how long this rain will last, lawrence? ... lawrence karnow: the first rain of the season is now moving into the bay area. it's a welcomed sight especially with all of the recent fires. winds are a little gusty ahead of the front between 15 to 25 mph. you can see the rain on doppler radar. it will be spreading south throughout the night and everyone should get some rain. we can expect as much as a quarter of an inch of rain in the north bay with more over the mountains. the
rain will tapper off further south but everyone should get some much needed drops. a high surf advisory is in effect with waves as high as 18 feet at the coast. also a winter weather advisory goes up tonight for the sierra with between 3" to 6" expected over 6,500 feet. winds could gust to nearly 65 mph across higher peaks. you can see the cold low droppng out of the gulf of alaska. rain will increase thoughout the night before turning to showers early tomorrow morning. most rain should end before the morning commute but the roads will be especially slick with the first rain and we can't isolated morning will clear on cool brisk and afternoon. highs will only be in the 50s and 60s. the weather begins to warm this weekend (vicki) another big story we are following tonight.... a man who was run over during a carjacking in the east bay...has died.(grant) and the suspect is still on the loose. it happened at around 5:30 in the morning near the corner of via del sol and via paro in san lorenzo. authorities say james figeroa junior...started his truck...warming it up... and went back inside his house. when he came back out... figeroa found the thief in the drivers seat. investigators say figeroa jumped in front of the truck...yelled stop...but the car-jacker rn him over. a woman who didn't want her face to appear on camera saw it happen.