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here is a live look at the embarcadero. ( marty ) here is dave spahr with the weather. (dave)partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures are forecast through this evening. the storm system developing offshore is expected to be the strongest so far this season, producing periods of heavy rain and strong winds, especially monday and monday night. showers will continue into tuesday. dry weather is forecast for the second half of next week.
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a storm is expected to hit the bay area overnight. and the rain could affect fire ravaged parts of the north bay
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very hard. a flash flood watch will be in effect tomorrow in northbay valleys. (áááátake camilaááá) kron 4's camila bernal is live in santa rosa with more on the upcoming storm. camila? prevent storm drain blockages by keeping leaves and other debris out of streets, gutters and storm drains.keep sandbags, plastic sheeting, lumber and other emergency building materials handy for waterproofing. if you must drive during a storm, watch for road hazards (i.e. - damaged pavement, trees, power lines, mud, etc.) never try to drive through standing water don't forget your pets. thank you camila.
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( marty ) with rain on it's way to the bay area ... you can be the first to know just how much rain is expected ... by
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downloading and using the kron4 mobile app. ( marty ) a big story we're following this morning ... a woman suspected of driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs is in jail. the chp says she crashed into oncoming traffic on highway 4 saturday morning. kron4 's ella sogomonian reports four people were sent to the hospital with injuries. four people were sent to a hospital, some with major injuries, after a car drivng 100 miles per hour rolled into oncoming traffic headed north on highway 242 just before eastbound highway 4 at 11 saturday morning.35-year-old jayme lambert of martinez was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs.california highway patrol officers say smoking pot is now legal but not much has changed with how they determine if someone is high. sot: timothy clay, east bay driver // "but it's kind of hard to determine who's high and who's not. because someone could be coming back from work
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and be tired. but they need more equipment to tell who's high and who's not."chp officers tell kron 4 the driver may admit to having used drugs before getting in the car.but if they don't fess upits up to the officer to decide on the spot.they have the driver do a series of field sobriety tests then use their training to spot or smell anything that may give away the driver is high.like droopy eyelids and a greenish white film on the tongue.a blood test is later drawn but results take more than a week so an officer has to decide whether to make the arrest before that hard evidence comes back.sot: courtney miles, east bay driver// "that's a hard one, it really is because you can't say for sure whether they smoked at that time or not. it could be in forever so, but i hope when they go to court that day there will be a blood test to show if they had it in their system." the freeway was shut down for an hour and 20 minutes investigation. ( marty ) the state of california is pulling ads aimed at discouraging driving high after critics say it ápromotedá marijuana use. the majority of the ad featured people talking about why they use marijuana. it closed with them saying they never drive while high...
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and "d-u-i doesn't just mean booze." traffic safety officials are concerned with certain elements of the ad. it's set to be replaced with a different one produced last year that warns smoking pot, can result in charges for d-u-i. ( marty ) three s-f-p-d officers are recovering ... after two seperate car accidents. the first one happened around 8:45 yesterday morning ... two officers in the patrol car were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. the driver of the other car... was treated with minor injuries at the scene... a third officer ... crashed with another car on third street and geary. the driver and officer were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. police are looking into the cause of both accidents. ( marty ) the c-h-p is looking into the cause of a fatal accident in the north bay a man is dead after driving his car off highway 101 and crashing into a tree in santa rosa. it happened yesterday afternoon. authorities say the car ran off the road and hit a redwood tree. a 58-year ukiah man
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was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. ( marty ) we'll explain why labor leaders say refinery workers deserve more protection. plus ...a strange story... we'll tell you why a man called police on himself... and ... millennials strive to be perfect...we'll explain why after the break. (ácommercialá) ♪ looking to lose weight this year? try fda-approved alli®. for every 5 lbs you lose, alli® can help you lose two to three more by preventing about 25% of the fat you eat from being absorbed. for the only fda-approved otc weight loss aid, try alli®. for your health: here
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is a look at some of the new medical findings released this week: ( marty ) everyone wants to be number one. but not as much as millennials. a new study finds millennials strive to be perfect compared to previous generations. but that desire to be flawless could be damaging to their mental helath. researchers found millennials put unrealstic expections on themselves and others in all aspects of their lives. many compete with one another to meet social pressures to be successful. the report says social media is a big factor in this drive to be
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perfect because many millennials are comparing themselves to others. researchers found many more millennials are seeking mental health treatment to help them combat their ( marty ) marijuana may be useful in fighting america's opiod crisis. a study examined the link between colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana and opioid-related deaths. according to the study... opioid abuse and deaths were reduced by more than five percent after legalizing recreational cannabis. ( dave ) ( marty ) ( marty ) packed with flavor,
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one hero was on a mission to save snack time. watch babybel in the great snack rescue. you want a piece of me? good, i'm delicious. creamy, delicious, 100% real cheese. mini babybel. snack a little bigger. ( marty ) here's a live
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look at the embarcadero this morning. ( marty ) here is dave spahr with the weather.
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(dave)partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures are forecast through this evening. the storm system developing offshore is expected to be the strongest so far this season, producing periods of heavy rain and strong winds, especially monday and monday night. showers will continue into tuesday. dry weather is forecast for the second half of next week.
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( marty ) worker's safety
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was at the heart of a town hall meeting held in bay point. this after machinists recently settled a labor dispute with an industrial plant. kron four's philippe djegal explains why labor leaders say those who work at refineries deserve more protection. (philippe) more than 80 machinists who walked off the job and stayed on strike for two-months at henkel aerospace industrial in bay point -- are back on the job... two weeks ago, they resolved their issues over pay, safety and training with the germany- based company steve older is the area director for the union that represents the workers -- machinists automotive trades.steve older/organizer- "one of the main things that we're really proud of is that we got some, um, a worker's safety committee put into the contract that will have some oversight by federal mediation for a while." older is also president of the contra costa labor council. on saturday, he sat on a panel at the ambrose community center in bay point... joined by environmental justice
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organizers and state leaders, including congressman mark desaulnier (de-sohn-yay)... who sponsored the industrial safety ordinance in contra costa county back in the 1990s as a member of the board of supervisors. the ordinance requires refineries to submit safety plans and conduct audits of the plans and inspections of industrial plants.mark desaulnier/con gressman- "you have to make sure that the capital investment is still there, um, so they're using what's called best available technology, uh, which is a requirement in california. um, but then, the other side is to ensure that the workforce is well-educated and constantly trained on worker's safety." however, the industrial safety ordinance currently applies only to nine facilities in unincorporated contra costa county and the city of richmond. henkel was not one of them. neither is the benicia refinery, which experienced a toxic flaring incident last may.andres soto/organizer- "in the city of benicia, we're actually promoting that right now and trying to get the city council to adopt one." in the latest numbers available... the u-s bureau of labor statistics says in 20-16... there was a seven-percent
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increase in workplace-related deaths, compared to the year prior. in bay point, philippe djegal, kron four news. ( marty ) a florida man is in jail after he called police on himself. officers say michael lester admitted to drunk driving and swallowing meth. he was driving on the wrong side of the road in a suburb of tampa. here's some of his 9-1-1 call. ( marty ) lester was arrested.
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no one was hurt. he has a criminal history that includes multiple felony convictions. ( marty ) the 20-18 winter olympics is just a month away... and a bay area figure skater will be making her way to south korea in pursuit of a gold medal. karen chen of fremont secured third place at the national championships in san jose to advance to the olympics. but, it wasn't an easy road to victory. olympic officials say the 18-year-old has been battling foot and hip injuries since last year and overcame flu- like symptoms to win a spot on the olympic team. ( marty ) chen's olympic debut caps a career that began when she
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started skating as a six year old. she won gold at last year's u.s. championships. she will now represent the usa next month in south korea. ( marty ) coming up... the n-f-l playoffs are here. and the wildcard games were just that...wild. highlights next. live look outside... richmond bridge (ácommercialá) all hail...those who flail. everybody stumbles, but some of us do it well. there's a little klutz in all of us. that's why we made clorox splash-less bleach... ...splashless. shine on, klutzes. shine on.
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for you, it's always now over later. and pause. not even in your vocabulary. so when a cold sore tingle strikes you act on it. only abreva can heal a cold sore in as little as two and a half days when used at the first sign. it starts to work immediately to block the virus and protect healthy cells. nothing heals a cold sore faster. and because abreva acts on it... you can too. act on it, with abreva. ((j.r.)) big saturday in
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sports. it's official...jon gruden is going to be the next coach of the oakland raiders. the former coach and current broadcaster will be in oakland on tuesday. that's when they will welcome the former raiders coach back to town. the deal is said to be for 10 years at one hundred million dollars. saturday he was
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calling kansas city-tennessee game....and the topic was addressed before the actual wild card game but even then he played it by the book as the announcement had not yet been made.(j.r.) again raiders press conference set for tuesday at noon. congrats to jon gruden and the raiders.... well the golden state well the the raiders.... well the golden state warriors were in action this afternoon down in los angeles. stephen curry looking for their fourth straight win. this team has been red hot. first quarter check out the d and the ball
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movement....impressive...draym ond to steph. they push it down the court and draymond finishes things off with a dunk. then curry in the lane...the ball movement again....so impressive...back to curry. for three...yesss. curry had 45 points on the night. he was 8 of 16 from outside the arc. warriors go on to win this thing 121 to 105. at 32 and 8 they have the best record in the league. wow(jr stone) the rams hosting their first playoff game at the l-a coliseum since 1979. turnovers a big problem for the rams -- on the kick return... pharoh cooper fumbles the ball... l-a turn it over twice in the first quarter. in the fourth... falcons up 19-13 -- matt ryan finds julio jones for the touchdown... capping off an 83-yard drive. jared goff and the rams would get another chance fourth and goal they need a touchdown... goff... incomplete pass to sammy watkins atlanta wins 26-13 (j.r.) another big game... wild game in
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kansas city. wild game in game... wild game in kansas city. check this play out. tennessee quarterback marcus mariota leads the comeback for the titans and he does it in style. seemingly nowhere to go on this play. he throws it...football is blocked...comes back to mariota. then mariota dives into the endzone for the touchdown. spectacular play. tennessee beats alex smith and the chiefs 22 to 21 in what was a very exciting game.
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welcome back to the kron4 morning news. here's a live look outside...sutro cam. ( marty ) dave spahr has your forecast... (dave) partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures
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are forecast through this evening. the storm system developing offshore is expected to be the strongest so far this season, producing periods of heavy rain and strong winds, especially monday and monday night. showers will continue into tuesday. dry weather is forecast for the second half of next week.
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( marty ) a man who escaped from a hawaii psychiatric hospital and flew to san jose is awaiting extradition. randall saito is still expected to be sent back to hawaii by the u-s marshal's service. the timing of the flight will not be made public for security reasons. a california judge extended the time that saito can be held in the state to january 29th. saito
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walked out of the hawaii state hospital in november, took a taxi to the airport, and boarded a plane to san jose. police arrested him in stockton, three days later. ( marty ) coughing, fever and just feeling miserable. if you are not sick, then you might know someone who is. because this flu season in the bay area is off to a fast start. sot the flu is unpredictable dr. louise mcnitt of contra costa county health services tells methe 4 people who died from the flu in the county between october and jaunary 4th, were between 50 and 64 years of old, and had underlining health conditions. though, many people are feeling that stuffy, sweaty, over-all sick feeling this years flu viruis is a nasty one.sot we have certainly seen in the last few days a rapid increase in the number of people who are sicknats washing hands..health officials want people to protect themselves from getting ill.by washing hands. throwing away used tissues.nat coughsand cough in your arm,
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just like 13 year old natalie hiatt from lafayette.she says her friends got sick.natalie hiatt / layafette 13 years old sot they all had fevers and their stomachs did not feel very goodjim bishop from concord does not want to catch the flu.sot i took a flu shot and i wash my hands as often as possiblesdr. mcnitt says it is too soon to tell just how bad this years flu season will turn out...and encourages people to get the flu shot, now.sot it is never 100% affective but it can prevent you from getting very ill even if you do catch the fluas people return from holiday travel it is possible the flu virus could spread fast.so if you are sick, the advice is to stay home.the advice is to stay home. ( marty ) we've learned of another swatting hoax in the east bay. it's just a day after kron four spoke with a hercules family who was also victimized by a swatting call. kron four's spencer blake reports from castro valley on the latest incident. (reporter)"that swatting hoax
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was called in for an address here along grove way in castro valley. fortunately, the alameda county sheriff's office was one step ahead of the prankster."the call came in on thursday night.alameda county sheriff's officials say a man claimed he would use an assault rifle to kill his three hostages if he didn't get 15-thousand dollars."you got the whole town turned upside down for a phone call, you know what i mean? so i definitely think they should look into it before they send the whole cavalry."it's a very serious claim, and of course law enforcement responded.but they ádid look at the case closely, and deputies realized they were headed to an address where similar demands had been made before.without actually deploying a swat team, they figured out that the previous resident of the home was the target of swatting.they say it likely came from online gaming, where people often use the hoax as payback for other players.some neighbors on the street have seen that type of behavior from online gamers before."just like when they don't get what they want, you know - have a little hissy fit and they'll swear and they'll yell at the other guy through
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typing or over voice now because we can do that. and it just gets to the point where it's so escalated that somebody's like, 'oh, i'm gonna threaten your life physically, even though i was just playing you in a video game."in this swatting case, nobody got hurt, officers deemed the home safe, and they didn't have to use any high-risk tactics."could just be some random person that doesn't like you or something like that. there's no actual reason for it."but tracking down the person who made the dangerous and illegal call...won't be easy.there's no guarantee they even live in the bay area.in castro valley, spencer blake, kron four news. ( marty ) workers at the mandalay bay resort and casino had contact with las vegas shooter stephen paddock in the days leading up to the mass shooting. 58 people were killed when paddock opened fire on the crowd at a country music festival in october. room service and housekeeping interacted with him or entered his suite more than 10 times, according to a statement from m-g-m resorts. housekeepers said they saw no signs of anything suspicious in the suite. coming up...
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president trump is at camp david with g-o-p leaders.. what the president says his priorities are for the g-o-p in 2018 live look outside... san mateo bridge. in national news...
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president trump along with many g-o-p leaders are at camp david this weekend. they are planning economic and national security priorities for 20-18. ashley corum reports. nats the first weekend of the new year and president trump got a working start meeting with gop leaders and members of his cabinet at camp david... to outline this year's legislative agenda. president trump: "security discussed, infrastructure discussed, military...butt sot "we are very well prepared for
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the coming year." also on that agenga...economic growth... rep. paul ryan / -r- house speaker: "we had historic achievement in 2017 that we want to build on. historic achievements that will get our economy growing much faster." the fight against the opioid crisis... president trump: "one of the things we are discussing is drugs pouring into the country and how to stop it."and a lot of talks about finding common ground with democratic lawmakers... sen. mitch mcconnell / -r- senate majority leader: "we hope that 2018 will be a year of more bipartisan corporation."one area in particular g-o-p leaders are looking for that bipartisan cooperation is with d-a-c-a. president trump: "we hope we'll be able to work out an arrangement with the democrats. i think that something they'd like to see happen. it's something certainly i'd like to see happen."president trump wraps up his camp david retreat and returns to the white house on sunday. i'm ashley corum reporting. ( marty ) still ahead...the latest health kick is drinking "raw water".
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why medical professionals say this could do more harm than good. live look outside... san francisco international airport.
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packed with flavor, one hero was on a mission to save snack time. watch babybel in the great snack rescue. you want a piece of me? good, i'm delicious. creamy, delicious, 100% real cheese. mini babybel. snack a little bigger. live look outside...sutro
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tower. ( marty ) dave spahr has your forecast... (dave)partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures are forecast through this evening. the storm system developing offshore is expected to be the strongest so far this season, producing periods of heavy rain and strong winds, especially monday and monday night. showers will continue into tuesday. dry weather is forecast for the second half of next week.
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( marty ) the first space shuttle
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commander, john young has died. nasa says young died after complications from pneumonia on friday. young was one of the nation's most experienced astronauts, who walked on the moon during the apollo-16 mission in 19-72. he was also the first american to fly to space six times, taking part in nasa's gemini, apollo and space shuttle programs. nasa called him a pioneer whose career spanned three generations of spaceflight. john young was 87. ( marty ) comedy fans are also saying goodbye to actor, jerry van dyke. he was best known for playing the assistant coach on the hit series "coach". the show aired in the 19-80's and 90's. his wife, said he died in arkansas of heart failure on friday. according to her, van dyke was never able to make a full recovery from a major car accident two-and-a-half years ago.
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he also made appearances on "the dick van dyke show", a classic sitcom starrring jerry's older brother. jerry van dyke was 86-years old. ( marty ) some people say "raw water" can nourish your body in a way tap water can't. but health professionals say. drinking untreated water from natural springs have caused some health concerns. jonh genovese (genna-vee-see) "i grew up on a farm so we drank water from the spring every day."tonya june moore says it's been five years since she last drank from the taptonya june moore/ drinks "raw water":"i think that a lot of the things that they put into the water to clean it, which i get, over time can be very harmful."now she opts for h-2-0 straight from the source.untreated spring water that's being called "raw water". . and part of a controversial health craze"if you're not drinking some sort of structured - lets call it structured water - then your body's not getting the prebiotics that it deserves." in certain states raw water is
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now popping up on store shelves.online maps and message boards are helping people find nearby springs to bottle it themselves"i can't think of a more potentially dangerous trend."doctor frank lovecchio is a medical toxicologist with banner.dr. frank lovecchio/ medical toxicologist:"when you drink a little water, has a little bacteria, maybe nothing will happen. when you drink a little water that has a little more bacteria, more likely than not, you'll get sick."a spokesperson for the tonto national forest says springs there are not tested.and they always tell people to treat any water they find."a little dirt won't hurt."but moore says she wouldn't drink from just anywhere. . only natural springs she knows to be safe "i'm gonna keep doing this. like, why would i stop? i feel better. my system's better." ( marty ) when the weather turns cold, many of us go for something hot like hot chocolate or soup. but others - prefer to grab an ice cream cone. on dine and dish - vicki liviakis takes you to the 'hip' ice creamery with die-hard followers.
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brrr. sure there's a chill in the air... it's cold outside the first thing you think ... ice cream. here at salt and straw on hayes street in san francisco - they're bundled up and lining up for scoops of gourmet ice cream. zanelle is our scooper. salt and straw started out in portland and is famous for gourmet ice cream like honey lavender... there's chocolate gooey brownie and mint chip whoopie pie... oh and a peanut buttery banana concoction named for elvis. ice cream so good you can see why they have a cult following. and they start 'em young. lucas, the young man and his mom are are sticking with the basics of plain vanilla. rufus, the neighborhood dog, is a fan of the fresh made waffle cone and will put out his paw and bark to demand
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seconds. these guys came all the way from the south bay for a fix. there are the salt and straw classics for loyal followers. and something new for vegans. creamy and dreamy but no dairy. and that's chill. in san francisco, vicki liviakis kron 4 news. after the break... a dog gets stuck in an icy pond... how neighbors pulled the pup out of the frigid water. (ácommercialá)
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bottle of vodka stolen from a copenhagen bar has been found. the bottle was worth one point three million dollars. and it was found empty.
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take a look at this russo- baltique vodka bottle. it discovered empty and damaged at a construction site last night. two days after being reported stolen from a bar. danish police are looking for the thief with expensive tastes. ( marty ) the freezing weather in the east is prompting officials to remind people to stay indoors and off of frozen lakes and rivers. in virgina, a hero came to the rescue of dog that had fallen through an ice covered pond. while people waited for animal control, one man jumped into action. he used his ladder and a neighbor's kayak to rescue the dog, named atlas, from the frigid water. anthony miller said when he touched the dog, he felt like a block of frozen ice. and he didnt hesitate to ( marty ) at first
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the dog's body temperature was so low it did not register on the vet's thermometer. however, thanks to miller's the quick actions, along with first responders and vets, atlas is expected to make a full recovery. ( dave )scattered clouds for today...stormy monday coming. tracking your forecast next ! (camilla) tips on how to prepare for the upcoming storm.. (ácommercialá) sfx: tinny headphone music sfx: feet shuffling life can change in an instant. be covered when it does...
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look at the embarcadero. ( marty ) here is dave spahr with the weather. (dave)partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures are forecast through this evening. the storm system developing offshore is expected to be the strongest so far this season, producing periods of heavy rain and strong winds, especially monday and monday night. showers will continue into tuesday. dry weather is forecast for the second half of next week.
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a storm is expected to hit the bay area overnight. and the rain could affect fire ravaged parts of the north bay. a flash flood watch will be in effect tomorrow in northbay valleys. (áááátake camilaááá) kron 4's camila bernal is live in santa rosa with more on the upcoming storm. camila? prevent storm drain blockages by keeping leaves and other debris out of streets, gutters and storm drains.keep sandbags, plastic sheeting, lumber and other emergency building materials handy for waterproofing. if you must drive during a storm, watch for road hazards (i.e. - damaged pavement, trees, power lines, mud, etc.) never try to drive through standing water don't forget your pets.
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thank you camila. ( marty ) with rain on it's way to the bay area ... you can be the first to know just how much rain is expected ... by downloading and using the kron4 mobile ( marty ) a big story we're following this morning ... a woman suspected of driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs is
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in jail. the chp says she crashed into oncoming traffic on highway 4 saturday morning. kron4 's ella sogomonian reports four people were sent to the hospital with injuries. four people were sent to a hospital, some with major injuries, after a car drivng 100 miles per hour rolled into oncoming traffic headed north on highway 242 just before eastbound highway 4 at 11 saturday morning.35-year-old jayme lambert of martinez was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs.california highway patrol officers say smoking pot is now legal but not much has changed with how they determine if someone is high. sot: timothy clay, east bay driver // "but it's kind of hard to determine who's high and who's not. because someone could be coming back from work and be tired. but they need more equipment to tell who's high and who's not."chp officers tell kron 4 the driver may admit to having used drugs before getting in the car.but if they don't fess upits up to the officer to decide on the spot.they have the driver do a series of field sobriety tests then use their training to spot or smell anything that may give away the driver is high.like
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droopy eyelids and a greenish white film on the tongue.a blood test is later drawn but results take more than a week so an officer has to decide whether to make the arrest before that hard evidence comes back.sot: courtney miles, east bay driver// "that's a hard one, it really is because you can't say for sure whether they smoked at that time or not. it could be in their system forever so, but i hope when they go to court that day there will be a blood test to show if they had it in their system." the freeway was shut down for an hour and 20 minutes for the investigation. ( marty ) the state of california is pulling ads aimed at discouraging driving high after critics say it ápromotedá marijuana use. the majority of the ad featured people talking about why they use marijuana. it closed with them saying they never drive while high... and "d-u-i doesn't just mean booze." traffic safety officials are concerned with certain elements of the ad. it's set to be replaced with a different one produced last year that warns smoking pot,
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can result in charges for d-u-i. ( marty ) three s-f-p-d officers are recovering ... after two seperate car accidents. the first one happened around 8:45 yesterday morning ... two officers in the patrol car were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. the driver of the other car... was treated with minor injuries at the scene... a third officer ... crashed with another car on third street and geary. the driver and officer were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. police are looking into the cause of both accidents. ( marty ) the c-h-p is looking into the cause of a fatal accident in the north bay a man is dead after driving his car off highway 101 and crashing into a tree in santa rosa. it happened yesterday afternoon. authorities say the car ran off the road and hit a redwood tree. a 58-year ukiah man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced ( marty ) we'll explain why labor leaders say refinery workers deserve more protection. for your health:
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here is a look at some of the new medical findings released this week: ( marty ) everyone wants to be number one. but not as much as millennials. a new study finds millennials strive to be perfect compared to previous generations. but that desire to be flawless could be damaging to their mental helath. researchers found millennials put unrealstic expections on themselves and others in all aspects of their lives. many compete with one another to meet social pressures to be successful. the report says social media is a big factor in this drive to be perfect because many millennials are comparing themselves to others. researchers found many more millennials are seeking mental health treatment to help them combat their issues. ( marty ) marijuana may be useful in fighting america's opiod crisis. a study examined the link between colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana and opioid-related deaths. according to the
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study... opioid abuse and deaths were reduced by more than five percent after legalizing recreational cannabis. ( dave )scattered clouds for today...stormy monday coming. tracking your forecast next ! ( marty ) for the weekend: with the new year underway ... many people's resolutions are to get in shape. you can get a sneak peak of what one gym has to offer. the bay club in san francisco will have an open house where you can meet trainers and sample some of their popular workouts. here's a live look at the
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embarcadero this morning. ( marty ) here is dave spahr with the weather. (dave)partly cloudy skies and
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mild temperatures are forecast through this evening. the storm system developing offshore is expected to be the strongest so far this season, producing periods of heavy rain and strong winds, especially monday and monday night. showers will continue into tuesday. dry weather is forecast for the second half of next week. ( marty ) ( marty ) ( marty ) worker's safety was at
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the heart of a town hall meeting held in bay point. this after machinists recently settled a labor dispute with an industrial plant. kron four's philippe djegal explains why labor leaders say those who work at refineries deserve more protection. (philippe) more than 80 machinists who walked off the job and stayed on strike for two-months at henkel aerospace industrial in bay point -- are back on the job... two weeks ago, they resolved their issues over pay, safety and training with the germany- based company steve older is the area director for the union that represents the workers -- machinists automotive trades.steve
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older/organizer- "one of the main things that we're really proud of is that we got some, um, a worker's safety committee put into the contract that will have some oversight by federal mediation for a while." older is also president of the contra costa labor council. on saturday, he sat on a panel at the ambrose community center in bay point... joined by environmental justice organizers and state leaders, including congressman mark desaulnier (de-sohn-yay)... who sponsored the industrial safety ordinance in contra costa county back in the 1990s as a member of the board of supervisors. the ordinance requires refineries to submit safety plans and conduct audits of the plans and inspections of industrial plants.mark desaulnier/con gressman- "you have to make sure that the capital investment is still there, um, so they're using what's called best available technology, uh, which is a requirement in california. um, but then, the other side is to ensure that the workforce is well-educated and constantly trained on worker's safety." however, the industrial safety ordinance currently applies
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only to nine facilities in unincorporated contra costa county and the city of richmond. henkel was not one of them. neither is the benicia refinery, which experienced a toxic flaring incident last may.andres soto/organizer- "in the city of benicia, we're actually promoting that right now and trying to get the city council to adopt one." in the latest numbers available... the u-s bureau of labor statistics says in 20-16... there was a seven-percent increase in workplace-related deaths, compared to the year prior. in bay point, philippe djegal, kron four news. ( marty ) a florida man is in jail after he called police on himself. officers say michael lester admitted to drunk driving and swallowing meth. he was driving on the wrong side of the road in a suburb of tampa. here's some of his 9-1-1 call.
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you're drunk driving right now? ya all night. where have you been all night? ummm driving around trying to get pulled over actually. sir what is your last name? ummm no i don't feel like giving that to you right now.>( marty ) lester was arrested. no one was hurt. he has a criminal history that includes multiple felony convictions. ( marty ) the 20-18 winter olympics is just a month away... and a bay area figure skater will be making her way to south korea in pursuit of a gold medal. karen chen of fremont secured third place at the national championships in san jose to advance to the olympics. but, it wasn't an easy road to victory. olympic officials say the 18-year-old has been battling foot and hip injuries since last year and overcame flu- like symptoms to win a spot on the olympic team.
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selection for the olympic team it was going to be based on the body of work and how the skater has been performing this entire season and to be honest i haven't been performing as great as i should be and i knew that right away so i knew that coming here to san jose at nationals that i had to bring my a game, i have to skate as clean as possible, only then will i have a chance to be on this olympic team">( marty ) chen's olympic debut caps a career that began when she started skating as a six year old. she won gold at last year's u.s. championships. she will now represent the usa next month in south korea. ( marty ) coming up... the n-f-l playoffs are here. and the wildcard games were just that...wild. highlights next. (ácommercialá)
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((j.r.)) big saturday in sports. it's official...jon gruden is going to be the next
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coach of the oakland raiders. the former coach and current broadcaster will be in oakland on tuesday. that's when they will welcome the former raiders coach back to town. the deal is said to be for 10 years at one hundred million dollars. saturday he was calling kansas city-tennessee game....and the topic was addressed before the actual wild card game but even then he played it by the book as the announcement had not yet been made.(j.r.) again raiders press conference set for tuesday at noon. congrats to jon gruden and the raiders.... well the golden state warriors were in action this afternoon down in los angeles. stephen curry looking for their fourth straight win. this team has been red hot. first quarter check out the d and the ball movement....impressive...draym movement....impd and the ball check out the first quarter been red hot.this team has straight win. fourth for their curry looking stephen angeles.down in los afternoon down in los angeles. stephen curry looking for their fourth
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straight win. this team has been red hot. first quarter check out the d and the ball movement....impressive...draym ond to steph. they push it down the court and draymond finishes things off with a dunk. then curry in the lane...the ball movement again....so impressive...back to curry. for three...yesss. curry had 45 points on the night. he was 8 of 16 from outside the arc. warriors go on to win this thing 121 to 105. at 32 and 8 they have the best record in the league. wow(jr stone) the rams hosting their first playoff game at the l-a coliseum since 1979. turnovers a big problem for the rams -- on the kick return... pharoh cooper fumbles the ball... l-a turn it over twice in the first quarter. in the fourth... falcons up 19-13 -- matt ryan finds julio jones for the
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touchdown... capping off an 83-yard drive. jared goff and the rams would get another chance fourth and goal they need a touchdown... goff... incomplete pass to sammy watkins atlanta wins 26-13 (j.r.) another big game... wild game in kansas city. check this play out. tennessee quarterback marcus mariota leads the comeback for the titans and he does it in style. seemingly nowhere to go on this play. he throws it...football is blocked...comes back to mariota. then mariota dives into the endzone for the touchdown. spectacular play. tennessee beats alex smith and the chiefs ( marty ) welcome back to
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the kron4 morning news. here's a live look
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outside...sutro cam. ( marty ) dave spahr has your forecast... (dave)partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures are forecast through this evening. the storm system developing offshore is expected to be the strongest so far this season, producing periods of heavy rain and strong winds, especially monday and monday night. showers will continue into tuesday. dry weather is forecast for the second half of next week. ( marty )
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drive.on summit left their car the thieves injuries. threating with non life the hospital they are in females.hispanic males and 2 as two hispanic week.
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( marty ) breaking news this morning... police ar searching for 4 people who shot two others when they were burglarizing a car in fremont. it happened at about 2:45 this morning on the 300 block of summit drive. the two victims saw the thieves, approached them and were shot. the theves are described as two hispanic males and 2 hispanic females. they are in the hospital with non life threating injuries. the thieves left their car on summit drive. ( marty ) a man who escaped from a hawaii psychiatric hospital and flew to san jose is awaiting extradition. randall saito is still expected to be sent back to hawaii by the u-s marshal's service. the timing of the flight will not be made public for security reasons. a california judge extended the time that saito can be held in the state to january 29th. saito walked out of the hawaii state hospital in november, took a taxi to the airport, and
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boarded a plane to san jose. police arrested him in stockton, three days later. ( marty ) coughing, fever and just feeling miserable. if you are not sick, then you might know someone who is. because this flu season in the bay area is off to a fast start. kron 4'sjustine waldman has more. sot the flu is unpredictable dr. louise mcnitt of contra costa county health services tells methe 4 people who died from the flu in the county between october and jaunary 4th, were between 50 and 64 years of old, and had underlining health conditions. though, many people are feeling that stuffy, sweaty, over-all sick feeling this years flu viruis is a nasty one.sot we have certainly seen in the last few days a rapid increase in the number of people who are sicknats washing hands..health officials want people to protect themselves from getting ill.by washing hands. throwing away used tissues.nat coughsand cough in your arm, just like 13 year old natalie hiatt from lafayette.she says her friends got sick.natalie hiatt / layafette 13 years old
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sot they all had fevers and their stomachs did not feel very goodjim bishop from concord does not want to catch the flu.sot i took a flu shot and i wash my hands as often as possiblesdr. mcnitt says it is too soon to tell just how bad this years flu season will turn out...and encourages people to get the flu shot, now.sot it is never 100% affective but it can prevent you from getting very ill even if you do catch the fluas people return from holiday travel it is possible the flu virus could spread fast.so if you are sick, the advice is to stay home. ( marty ) we've learned of another swatting hoax in the east bay. it's just a day after kron four spoke with a hercules family who was also victimized by a swatting call. kron four's spencer blake reports from castro valley on the latest incident. (reporter)"that swatting hoax was called in for an address here along grove way in castro valley. fortunately, the
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alameda county sheriff's office was one step ahead of the prankster."the call came in on thursday night.alameda county sheriff's officials say a man claimed he would use an assault rifle to kill his three hostages if he didn't get 15-thousand dollars."you got the whole town turned upside down for a phone call, you know what i mean? so i definitely think they should look into it before they send the whole cavalry."it's a very serious claim, and of course law enforcement responded.but they ádid look at the case closely, and deputies realized they were headed to an address where similar demands had been made before.without actually deploying a swat team, they figured out that the previous resident of the home was the target of swatting.they say it likely came from online gaming, where people often use the hoax as payback for other players.some neighbors on the street have seen that type of
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behavior from online gamers before."just like when they don't get what they want, you know - have a little hissy fit and they'll swear and they'll yell at the other guy through typing or over voice now because we can do that. and it just gets to the point where it's so escalated that somebody's like, 'oh, i'm gonna threaten your life physically, even though i was just playing you in a video game."in this nobody got hurt, officers deemed the they didn't have to use any high-risk ( marty ) workers at the mandalay bay resort and casino had contact with las vegas shooter stephen paddock in the days leading up to the mass shooting. 58 people were killed when paddock opened fire on the crowd at a country music festival in october. room service and housekeeping interacted with him or entered his suite more than 10 times, according to a statement from m-g-m resorts. housekeepers said they saw no signs of anything suspicious in the suite. coming up... president trump is at camp david with g-o-p leaders.. what the president says his priorities are for the g-o-p
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president trump along with many g-o-p leaders are at camp david this weekend. they are planning economic and national security priorities for 20-18. ashley corum reports. nats the first weekend of the new year and president trump got a working start meeting with gop leaders and members of his cabinet at camp david... to outline this year's legislative agenda. president trump: "security discussed, infrastructure discussed, military...butt sot "we are very well prepared for the coming year." also on that agenga...economic growth... rep. paul ryan / -r- house speaker: "we had historic
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achievement in 2017 that we want to build on. historic achievements that will get our economy growing much faster." the fight against the opioid crisis... president trump: "one of the things we are discussing is drugs pouring into the country and how to stop it."and a lot of talks about finding common ground with lawmakers... sen. mitch mcconnell / -r- senate majority leader: "we hope that 2018 will be a year of more bipartisan corporation."one area in particular g-o-looking for that bipartisan cooperation is with d-a-c-a. president trump: "we hope we'll be able to work out an arrangement with the democrats. i think that like to see something certainly i'd like to see happen."president trump wraps up his camp ( marty ) still ahead...the latest health kick is drinking "raw water". why medical professionals say this could do more harm than good.
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live look outside...sutro tower.
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( marty ) dave spahr has your forecast... (dave) partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures are forecast through this evening. the storm system developing offshore is expected to be the strongest so far this season, producing periods of heavy rain and strong winds, especially monday and monday night. showers will continue into tuesday. dry weather is forecast for the second half of next week. ( marty ) the first space shuttle
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commander, john young has died. nasa says young died after complications from pneumonia on friday. young was one of the nation's most experienced astronauts, who walked on the moon during the apollo-16 mission in 19-72. he was also the first american to fly to space six times, taking part in nasa's gemini, apollo and space shuttle programs. nasa called him a pioneer whose career spanned three generations of spaceflight.
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john young was 87. ( marty ) comedy fans are also saying goodbye to actor, jerry van dyke. he was best known for playing the assistant coach on the hit series "coach". the show aired in the 19-80's and 90's. his wife, said he died in arkansas of heart failure on friday. according to her, van dyke was never able to make a full recovery from a major car accident two-and-a-half years ago. he also made appearances on "the dick van dyke show", a classic sitcom starrring jerry's older brother. jerry van dyke was 86-years old. ( marty ) some people say "raw water" can nourish your body in a way tap water can't. but health professionals say. drinking untreated water from natural springs have caused some health concerns. jonh genovese (genna-vee-see) "i grew up on a farm so we drank water from the spring every day."tonya june moore says it's been five years since she last drank from the taptonya june moore/ drinks "raw water":"i think that a
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lot of the things that they put into the water to clean it, which i get, over time can be very harmful."now she opts for h-2-0 straight from the source.untreated spring water that's being called "raw water". . and part of a controversial health craze"if you're not drinking some sort of structured - lets call it structured water - then your body's not getting the prebiotics that it deserves." in certain states raw water is now popping up on store shelves.online maps and message boards are helping people find nearby springs to bottle it themselves"i can't think of a more potentially dangerous trend."doctor frank lovecchio is a medical toxicologist with banner.dr. frank lovecchio/ medical toxicologist:"when you drink a little water, has a little bacteria, maybe nothing will happen. when you drink a little water that has a little more bacteria, more likely than not, you'll get sick."a spokesperson for the tonto national forest says springs there are not tested.and they always tell people to treat any water they find."a little dirt won't hurt."but moore says she wouldn't drink from just anywhere. . only natural springs she knows to be safe "i'm gonna keep doing this.
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like, why would i stop? i feel better. my system's better." ( marty ) when the weather turns cold, many of us go for something hot like hot chocolate or soup. but others - prefer to grab an ice cream cone. on dine and dish - vicki liviakis takes you to the 'hip' ice creamery with die-hard followers. brrr. sure there's a chill in the air... it's cold outside the first thing you think ... ice cream. here at salt and straw on hayes street in san francisco - they're bundled up and lining up for scoops of gourmet ice cream. zanelle is our scooper. salt and straw started out in portland and is famous for gourmet ice cream like honey lavender... there's chocolate gooey brownie and mint chip whoopie pie... oh and a peanut buttery banana concoction named for elvis. ice cream so good you can see why they have a cult following.
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and they start 'em young. lucas, the young man and his mom are are sticking with the basics of plain vanilla. rufus, the neighborhood dog, is a fan of the fresh made waffle cone and will put out his paw and bark to demand seconds. these guys came all the way from the south bay for a fix. there are the salt and straw classics for loyal followers. and something new for vegans. creamy and dreamy but no dairy. and that's chill. in san francisco, vicki liviakis kron 4 news. after the break... a dog gets stuck in an icy
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pond... how neighbors pulled the pup out of the frigid water. ( marty ) here's a live look at kirkwood this morning... (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) (áábreakáá)(ácommercialá) sfx: tinny headphone music
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yeah, you sure can. can charlie have one, too? charlie can have one too. ♪ ♪ and one for charlie. (gasp) look mom! charlie took a bite. (with full mouth) unbelievable. feed his imagination, with the fresh roasted peanut taste he loves. where there's jif, there's love. say a bottle of vodka stolen from a copenhagen bar has been found. the bottle was worth one point three million dollars. and it was found empty. take a look at this russo-baltique vodka bottle. it discovered empty and damaged at a construction site last night. two days after being reported stolen from a bar. danish police are looking for the thief with expensive tastes. ( marty ) the freezing weather in the east is prompting officials to remind people to stay indoors and off of frozen lakes and rivers.
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in virgina, a hero came to the rescue of dog that had fallen through an ice covered pond. while people waited for animal control, one man jumped into action. he used his ladder and a neighbor's kayak to rescue the dog, named atlas, from the frigid water. anthony miller said when he touched the dog, he felt like a block of frozen ice. and he didnt hesitate to help. ( marty ) at first the dog's body temperature was so low it did not register on the vet's thermometer. however, thanks to miller's the quick actions, along with first responders and vets, atlas is expected to make a full recovery. ( marty ) mark zuckerberg says one of his resolutions this year is to fix facebook. for 20-18 the c-e-o would like to protect users from abuse and hate online.
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making sure any time spent on the site is time well spent. the company faced a lot of criticism last year for it's involvement in the presidential election and accepting russian ads. zuckerberg pledges to do a better job this year and work on fixing these important issues. ( dave )scattered clouds for today...stormy monday coming. tracking your forecast next ! (camilla) we salute the triers, the fliers... and those who find their hearts desires. there's a little klutz in all of us. that's why we made clorox splash-less bleach... ...splashless. shine on, klutzes. shine on. looking to lose weight this year?
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the embarcadero. ( marty ) here is dave spahr with the weather. (dave)partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures are forecast through this evening. the storm system developing offshore is expected to be the strongest so far this season, producing periods of heavy rain and strong winds, especially monday and monday night. showers will continue into tuesday. dry weather is forecast for the second half of next week.
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a storm is expected to hit the bay area overnight. and the rain could affect fire ravaged parts of the north bay. a flash flood watch will be in effect tomorrow in northbay valleys. (áááátake camilaááá) kron 4's camila bernal is live in santa rosa with more on the upcoming storm. camila? prevent storm drain blockages
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by keeping leaves and other debris out of streets, gutters and storm drains.keep sandbags, plastic sheeting, lumber and other emergency building materials handy for waterproofing. if you must drive watch for road hazards (i.e. - damaged pavement, trees, etc.) never try to drive through standing water don't forget your pets.
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thank you camila. ( marty ) ( marty ) ( marty ) with rain on it's way to the bay area ... you can be the first to know just how much rain is expected ... by downloading and using the kron4 mobile app. ( marty ) a big story we're following this morning ... a woman suspected of driving
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under the influence of marijuana and other drugs is in jail. the chp says she crashed into oncoming traffic on highway 4 saturday morning. kron4 's ella sogomonian reports on those injured in the crash. four people were sent to a hospital, some with major injuries, after a car drivng 100 miles per hour rolled into oncoming traffic headed north on highway 242 just before eastbound highway 4 at 11 saturday morning.35-year-old jayme lambert of martinez was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs.california highway patrol officers say smoking pot is now legal but not much has changed with how they determine if someone is high. sot: timothy clay, east bay driver // "but it's kind of hard to determine who's high and who's not. because someone could be coming back from work and be tired. but they need more equipment to tell who's high and who's not."chp officers tell kron 4 the driver may admit to having used drugs before getting in the car.but if they don't fess upits up to the officer
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to decide on the spot.they have the driver do a series of field sobriety tests then use their training to spot or smell anything that may give away the driver is high.like droopy eyelids and a greenish white film on the tongue.a blood test is later drawn but results take more than a week so an officer has to decide whether to make the arrest before that hard evidence comes back.sot: courtney miles, east bay driver// "that's a hard one, it really is because you can't say for sure whether they smoked at that time or not. it could be in their system forever so, but i hope when they go to court that day there will be a blood test to show if they had it in their system." the freeway was shut down for an hour and 20 minutes for the investigation. ( marty ) breaking news this morning... police ar searching for 4 people who shot two others when they were burglarizing a car in fremont. it happened at about 2:45 this morning on the 300 block of summit drive. the two victims saw the thieves, approached them and were shot. they are in the hospital with non life threating injuries. the theves are described as two hispanic
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males and 2 hispanic females. the thieves left their car drive. ( marty ) the state of california is pulling ads aimed at discouraging driving high after critics say it ápromotedá marijuana use. the majority of the ad featured people talking about why they use marijuana. it closed with them saying they never drive while high... and "d-u-i doesn't just mean booze." traffic safety officials are concerned with certain elements of the ad. it's set to be replaced with a different one produced last year that warns smoking pot, can result in charges for d-u-i. ( marty ) we'll explain why labor leaders say refinery workers deserve more protection. ( marty ) plus ...a strange story... we'll tell you why a man called police on himself... and ... millennials strive to be perfect...we'll explain why after the break.
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( marty ) everyone wants to be number one. but not as much as millennials. a new study finds millennials strive to be perfect compared to previous generations. but that desire to be flawless could be damaging to their mental helath. researchers found millennials put unrealstic expections on themselves and others in all aspects of their lives. many compete with one another to meet social pressures to be successful. the report says social media is a big factor in this drive to be perfect because many millennials are comparing themselves to others. researchers found many more millennials are seeking mental health treatment to help them combat their issues. ( marty ) marijuana may be useful in fighting america's opiod crisis. a study examined the link between colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana and opioid-related deaths. according to the study... opioid abuse and deaths were reduced by more than five percent after legalizing recreational cannabis.
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( dave )scattered clouds for today...stormy monday coming. tracking your forecast next ! here's a live look at the
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embarcadero this morning. ( marty ) here is dave spahr with the weather. (dave)partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures are forecast through this evening. the storm system developing offshore is expected to be the strongest so far this
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season, producing periods of heavy rain and strong winds, especially monday and monday night. showers will continue into tuesday. dry weather is forecast for the second half of next week.
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( marty ) worker's safety was at
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the heart of a town hall meeting held in bay point. this after machinists recently settled a labor dispute with an industrial plant. kron four's philippe djegal explains why labor leaders say those who work at refineries deserve more protection. (philippe) more than 80 machinists who walked off the job and stayed on strike for two-months at henkel aerospace industrial in bay point -- are back on the job... two weeks ago, they resolved their issues over pay, safety and training with the germany- based company steve older is the area director for the union that represents the workers -- machinists automotive trades.steve older/organizer- "one of the main things that we're really
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proud of is that we got some, um, a worker's safety committee put into the contract that will have some oversight by federal mediation for a while." older is also president of the contra costa labor council. on saturday, he sat on a panel at the ambrose community center in bay point... joined by environmental justice organizers and state leaders, including congressman mark desaulnier (de-sohn-yay)... who sponsored the industrial safety ordinance in contra costa county back in the 1990s as a member of the board of supervisors. the ordinance requires refineries to submit safety plans and conduct audits of the plans and inspections of industrial plants.mark desaulnier/con gressman- "you have to make sure that the capital investment is still there, um, so they're using what's called best available technology, uh, which is a requirement in california. um, but then, the other side is to ensure that the workforce is well-educated and constantly trained on worker's safety." however,
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the industrial safety ordinance currently applies only to nine facilities in unincorporated contra costa county and the city of richmond. henkel was not one of them. neither is the benicia refinery, which experienced a toxic flaring incident last may.andres soto/organizer- "in the city of benicia, we're actually promoting that right now and trying to get the city council to adopt one." in the latest numbers available... the u-s bureau of labor statistics says in 20-16... there was a seven-percent increase in workplace-related deaths, compared to the year prior. in bay point, philippe djegal, kron four news. ( marty ) a florida man is in jail after he called police on himself. officers say michael lester admitted to drunk driving and swallowing meth. he was driving on the wrong side of the road in a suburb of tampa. here's some of his 9-1-1 call.
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have you been all night? ummm driving around trying to get pulled over actually. sir what is your last name? ummm no i don't feel like giving that to you right now.>( marty ) lester was arrested. no one was hurt. he has a criminal history that includes multiple felony convictions. ( marty ) coming up... the n-f-l playoffs are here. and the wildcard games were just that...wild. highlights next. live look outside... richmond bridge (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá)
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welcome back to the kron4 morning news. here's a live look outside...sutro cam. ( marty ) dave spahr has your forecast... (dave) partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures are forecast through this evening. the storm system developing offshore is expected to be the strongest so far this
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season, producing periods of heavy rain and strong winds, especially monday and monday night. showers will continue into tuesday. dry weather is forecast for the second half of next week. ( marty ) ( marty ) a man who escaped from a
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hawaii psychiatric hospital and flew to san jose is awaiting extradition. randall saito is still expected to be sent back to hawaii by the u-s marshal's service. the timing of the flight will not be made public for security reasons. a california judge extended the time that saito can be held in the state to january 29th. saito walked out of the hawaii state hospital in november, took a taxi to the airport, and boarded a plane to san jose. police arrested him in stockton, three days later. ( marty ) coughing, fever
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and just feeling miserable. if you are not sick, then you might know someone who is. because this flu season in the bay area is off to a fast start. kron 4'sjustine waldman has more. sot the flu is unpredictable dr. louise mcnitt of contra costa county health services tells methe 4 people who died from the flu in the county between october and jaunary 4th, were between 50 and 64 years of old, and had underlining health conditions. though, many people are feeling that stuffy, sweaty, over-all sick feeling this years flu viruis is a nasty one.sot we have certainly seen in the last few days a rapid increase in the number of people who are sicknats washing hands..health officials want people to protect themselves from getting ill.by washing hands. throwing away used tissues.nat coughsand cough in your arm, just like 13 year old natalie hiatt from lafayette.she says her friends got sick.natalie hiatt / layafette 13 years old sot they all had fevers and their stomachs did not feel very goodjim bishop from concord does not want to catch the flu.sot i took a flu shot and i wash my hands as often as possiblesdr. mcnitt says it is too soon to tell just how bad this years flu season will turn out...and encourages
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people to get the flu shot, now.sot it is never 100% affective but it can prevent you from getting very ill even if you do catch the fluas people return from holiday travel it is possible the flu virus could spread fast.so if you are sick, the advice is to stay home. ( marty ) we've learned of another swatting hoax in the east bay. it's just a day after kron four spoke with a hercules family who was also victimized by a swatting call. kron four's spencer blake reports from castro valley on the latest incident. (reporter)"that swatting hoax was called in for an address here along grove way in castro valley. fortunately, the alameda county sheriff's office was one step ahead of the prankster."the call came
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in on thursday night.alameda county sheriff's officials say a man claimed he would use an assault rifle to kill his three hostages if he didn't get 15-thousand dollars."you got the whole town turned upside down for a phone call, you know what i mean? so i definitely think they should look into it before they send the whole cavalry."it's a very serious claim, and of course law enforcement responded.but they ádid look at the case closely, and deputies realized they were headed to an address where similar demands had been made before.without actually deploying a swat team, they figured out that the previous resident of the home was the target of swatting.they say it likely came from online gaming, where people often use the hoax as payback for other players.some neighbors on the street have seen that type of behavior from online gamers before."just like when they don't get what they want, you know - have a little hissy fit and they'll swear and they'll yell at the other guy through typing or over voice now because we can do that. and it just gets to the point where it's so escalated that somebody's like, 'oh, i'm gonna threaten your life physically, even though i was just playing you in a video game."in this swatting case, nobody got hurt, officers deemed the home safe, and they
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didn't have to use any high-risk tactics."could just be some random person that doesn't like you or something like that. there's no actual reason for it."but tracking down the person who made the dangerous and illegal call...won't be easy.there's no guarantee they even live in the bay area.in castro valley, spencer blake, kron four news. ( marty ) workers at the mandalay bay resort and casino had contact with las vegas shooter stephen paddock in the days leading up to the mass shooting. 58 people were killed when paddock opened fire on the crowd at a country music festival in october. room service and housekeeping interacted with him or entered his suite more than 10 times, according to a statement from m-g-m resorts. housekeepers said they saw no signs of anything suspicious in ( marty ) president trump took to twitter to resond to claims in the new book "fire and fury" that he is mentally unfit to serve as president. the president tweeted saturday morning that he is a
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"very stable genius." the president says his "two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart." he also calls author michael wolff a "total loser" saying wolff "made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book." wolff interviewed several people close to the president for the book -- including steve bannon. ( marty ) the trump adminstration is proposing to spend 18-million dollars over the next decade to extend the border wall with mexico. this is part of the president's 33-million dollar master plan for securing the border. a u-s official says the money would pay for over 300-miles of new fencing and reinforce another 400 miles where barriers are already in place. if congress approves the request, more than half of the border with mexico will be reinforced by 20-27. democratic lawmakers are opposed to the plan. the proposal arrives in the middle of budget negotiations that could force a government shutdown later this month if no deal is
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coming up... president trump is at camp david with g-o-p leaders.. what the president says his priorities are for the g-o-p in 2018 ( marty ) in national
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news... president trump along with many g-o-p leaders are at camp david this weekend. they are planning economic and national security priorities for 20-18. ashley corum reports. nats the first weekend of the new year and president trump got a working start meeting with gop leaders and members of his cabinet at camp david... to outline this year's legislative agenda. president trump: "security discussed, infrastructure discussed, military...butt sot "we are very well prepared for the coming year." also on that agenga...economic growth... rep. paul ryan / -r- house speaker: "we had historic achievement in 2017 that we want to build on. historic achievements that will get our economy growing much faster." the fight against the opioid crisis... president trump: "one of the things we are
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discussing is drugs pouring into the country and how to stop it."and a lot of talks about finding common ground with democratic lawmakers... sen. mitch mcconnell / -r- senate majority leader: "we hope that 2018 will be a year of more bipartisan corporation."one area in particular g-o-p leaders are looking for that bipartisan cooperation is with d-a-c-a. president trump: "we hope we'll be able to work out an arrangement with the democrats. i think that something they'd like to see happen. it's something certainly i'd like to see happen."president trump wraps up his camp david retreat and returns to the white house on sunday. i'm ashley corum reporting. ( marty ) still ahead...the latest health kick is drinking "raw water". why medical professionals say this could do more harm than good. live look outside... san francisco international airport. (ácommercialá)
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>> dr. stanley: remember this: cannot change the laws of god. when he has visited you in some form of adversity and he brings you through that, that's like he has increased the strength of the foundation of your life and your faith in him. live look outside...sutro
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tower. ( marty ) dave spahr has your forecast... (dave)partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures are forecast through this evening. the storm system developing offshore is expected to be the strongest so far this season, producing periods of heavy rain and strong winds, especially monday and monday night. showers will continue into tuesday. dry weather is forecast for the second half of next week.
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( marty ) the first space shuttle
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commander, john young has died. nasa says young died after complications from
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pneumonia on friday. young was one of the nation's most experienced astronauts, who walked on the moon during the apollo-16 mission in 19-72. he was also the first american to fly to space six times, taking part in nasa's gemini, apollo and space shuttle programs. nasa called him a pioneer whose career spanned three generations of spaceflight. john young was 87. ( marty ) comedy fans are also saying goodbye to actor, jerry van dyke. he was best known for playing the assistant coach on the hit series "coach". the show aired in the 19-80's and 90's. his wife, said he died in arkansas of heart failure on friday. according to her, van dyke was never able to make a full recovery from a major car accident two-and-a-half years ago. he also made appearances on "the dick van dyke show", a classic sitcom starrring jerry's older brother. jerry van dyke was 86-years old. ( marty ) some people say "raw water" can nourish your
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body in a way tap water can't. but health professionals say. drinking untreated water from natural springs have caused some health concerns. jonh genovese (genna-vee-see) has more. "i grew up on a farm so we drank water from the spring every day."tonya june moore says it's been five years since she last drank from the taptonya june moore/ drinks "raw water":"i think that a lot of the things that they put into the water to clean it, which i get, over time can be very harmful."now she opts for h-2-0 straight from the source.untreated spring water that's being called "raw water". . and part of a controversial health craze"if you're not drinking some sort of structured - lets call it structured water - then your body's not getting the prebiotics that it deserves." in certain states raw water is now popping up on store shelves.online maps and message boards are helping people find nearby springs to bottle it themselves"i can't think of a more potentially dangerous trend."doctor frank lovecchio is a medical toxicologist with banner.dr. frank lovecchio/ medical toxicologist:"when you drink a little water, has a little bacteria, maybe nothing will happen. when you drink a little water that has a little more bacteria, more likely than not, you'll get sick."a
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spokesperson for the tonto national forest says springs there are not tested.and they always tell people to treat any water they find."a little dirt won't hurt."but moore says she wouldn't drink from just anywhere. . only natural springs she knows to be safe "i'm gonna keep doing this. like, why would i stop? i feel better. my system's better." ( marty ) when the weather turns cold, many of us go for something hot like hot chocolate or soup. but others - prefer to grab an ice cream cone. on dine and dish - vicki liviakis takes you to the 'hip' ice creamery with die-hard followers. brrr. sure there's a chill in the air... it's cold outside the first thing you think ... ice cream. here at salt and straw on hayes street in san francisco - they're bundled up and lining up for scoops of gourmet ice cream.
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zanelle is our scooper. salt and straw started out in portland and is famous for gourmet ice cream like honey lavender... there's chocolate gooey brownie and mint chip whoopie pie... oh and a peanut buttery banana concoction named for elvis. ice cream so good you can see why they have a cult following. and they start 'em young. lucas, the young man and his mom are are sticking with the basics of plain vanilla. rufus, the neighborhood dog, is a fan of the fresh made waffle cone and will put out his paw and bark to demand seconds. these guys came all the way from the south bay for a fix. there are the salt and straw classics for loyal followers. and something new for vegans. creamy and dreamy but no dairy. and that's chill. in san francisco, vicki liviakis kron 4 news.
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after the break... a dog gets stuck in an icy pond... how neighbors pulled the pup out of the frigid water. ( marty ) danish police say a
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bottle of vodka stolen from a copenhagen bar has been found. the bottle was worth one point three million dollars. and it was found empty. take a look at this russo- baltique vodka bottle. it discovered empty and damaged at a construction site last night. two days after being reported stolen from a bar. danish police are looking for the thief with expensive
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tastes. ( marty ) the freezing weather in the east is prompting officials to remind people to stay indoors and off of frozen lakes and rivers. in virgina, a hero came to the rescue of dog that had fallen through an ice covered pond. while people waited for animal control, one man jumped into action. he used his ladder and a neighbor's kayak to rescue the dog, named atlas, from the frigid water. anthony miller said when he touched the dog, he felt like a block of frozen ice. and he didnt hesitate to ( marty ) at first the dog's body temperature was so low it did not register on the vet's thermometer. however, thanks to miller's the quick actions, along with first responders and vets, atlas is expected to make a full recovery.
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adlib seven day. thats kron 4 news weekend for this saturday morning... i'm marty gonzalez. from all of us thanks for watching. join us for kron4 news weekend tomorrow morning starting at 8 o'clock ... and tonight for kron 4 news at eight. (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) (áábreakáá)(ácommercialá) news at eight.for kron 4 and tonight o'clock ... starting at 8 morning tomorrow weekend kron4 news weekend tomorrow morning starting at 8 o'clock ... and tonight for kron 4 news at eight.
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[music] . >> joel osteen: well, god bless you. it's a joy to come into your homes, and if you're ever in our area please stop by and be a part of one of our services. i promise you we'll make you feel right at home. i like to start with something funny. one day, this young man was talking to god and he said, "god, what's a million years like to you?" god said, "a million years to me is like one second to you." he said, "well, god what's a million dollars like to you?" god said, "a million dollars to me is like one penny to you." he thought about it a moment. he said, "god will you give me a penny?" god said, "sure. just a second."

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