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tv   KRON 4 News at 4am  KRON  December 17, 2018 4:00am-4:31am PST

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(james) good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron 4 morning james fletcher.lets start this morning with a check on weather and traffic. after showers yesterday and through the evening skies will continue to dry out this morning with partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies to take us
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through much of the day today. temperatures in the upper 50's and low 60's today as they will remain for much of the week ahead with a drier trend in weather to take us through the week. week. us through the weather to take drier trend in ahead with a of the week ahead with a drier
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trend in weather to take us through the week. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from
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the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101. ( james ) we've been covering the weather here in the bay area from every angle since it started coming down sunday. kron 4's gayle ong gives us a look at conditions have been like in santa rosa. at this moment, it is the calm between the storm.just a short time ago it was coming down hard.we started tracking this storm this afternoon.a late fall storm has hit the bay area..we started in the east bay where the rain started falling. .on the bay bridge - low visibility - this is where you usually get a front row view of the san francisco skyline.. similar picture at the golden gate bridge..this type of storm is prompting first responders to urge everyone to take it slow.avoid hard
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breaking and sharp the north bay more wet roads and a sea of's where the national weather service says the storm is expected to drop it's heaviest rainfall..despite the downpour, santa rosa drew a crowd at the sonoma county fair grounds..where there was a medical marijuana competition..these medical cannibus growers from mendicino county braved the elements to participate you can see the rain has subsided but it is expected to continue throughout the night. here in santa rosa gayle ong kron 4 news ( james ) excessively large waves, will put off the mavericks surf competition until further notice. officials had initially said the event could be held this week. but now say the
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waves will be too inconsistent. so, they will wait for better conditions. adding that there is still three months left for the surfing event this season and that january is typically the best month for mavericks. ( james ) there's a high surf warning in effect for bay area beaches. waves are expected to create breakers as high as 50 feet. the conditions could make a normally safe beach...danger ous. kron4's sanaz tahernia hit the beaches sunday and talked with a surfer about talked with a out of the water.he'll stay a high surf advisory went into effect this morning at 9am and will last through 9pm tonight along the coast from sonoma county all the way down through monterey. experts say we'll be seeing waves breaking between 25 and 40 feet high, and at times as high as 50 feet at various points across the coast. although warning signs were up well before sunrise, some surfers decided to take advantage of the waves before they got too big."i just think it's really kind of messy out there this morning. it's kind of stormy. but actually what will happen is, this afternoon you'll see the beginning of
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the big swell, starting to come in. and then tomorrow morning you'll see it build really, really fast."although the waves were relatively small during the early hours, the water was choppy.they're expected to peak tonight through tomorrow, and conditions will improve late tomorrow night into tuesday morning.and while for some it may sound like a great opportunity to catch some waves, you are advised to stay away."we definitely have to be safe. today wasn't a day where we had to look out for each other though because it's not that big yet. but tomorrow, i plan on not surfing and just watching because to be honest, i'll probably be too scared to go out tomorrow."reporting from ocean beach, sanaz tahernia, kron 4 news ( james ) you can track the weather in your neighborhood with the kron-4 app. we have full forecasts.... interactive radar.. and rainfall totals around the bay area. just download the kron-4 mobile app ( james ) breaking overnight... concord police need your help finding a person they believe is
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responsible for a shooting. witnesses tell police this man and woman are connected to a shooting sunday at the sun valley mall. at four o clock police re called to the mall after a man shot off a gun. offics were told this man you see here dropped a gun near cinnabon and then shot it one time, then left with the female you see behind him. no one is injured. anyone who can possibly identify either of the two people pictured here should contact concord police. ( james ) concord police have released this surveillance video - which is from november 28th - of a robbery at a joint gas station and car wash. the female suspect - wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and armed with a long knife - can be heard demanding cash from the clerk ... and repeatedly asking him to open the safe behind the counter. the woman is described as a mixed race female...25 to 30 years old ... 5 foot 6 inches tall ... 125 to 130 pounds with dark hair and eyes. ( james ) five people are in the hospital after a
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pick-up truck crashed into a sizzler restaurant in hayward. why the driver lost control is part of the polcie investigation right now. kron4's dan thorn has more on what happened. images shared on social media show the moments just after a pick-up truck came crashing into a sizzler. emergency crews say a two-vehicle crash forced the truck off of hesperian boulevard and into the corner of the restaurant. moments of confusion and horror shortly followed... hayward firefighters say 5 people had to taken to the hospital...they all reportedly had minor to moderate injuries. the driver amazingly walked away unscathed..the sizzler has been closed for workers clean up the debris... broken glass and chair cushions cover the ground where the accident happened.. the truck also hit a newspaper vending machine--scattering some wet papers outside of the restaurant ( james ) an east bay
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teacher has an east bay teacher has been arrested ... accused of inappropriate contact with several minors. kron 4's alecia reid tells us... authorities followed up on a tip, and after months of investigating, found other victims. take a look .... this teacher aaron holbrook was a staff member at newark junior high school until his arrest on december 7th. police say the 42 year old digital media arts teacher sent ... what they call ... various inappropriate communications, to at least 6 boys.authorities got a call back on september 23rd of possible inappropriate behavior between the newark unified school district teacher and a minor.for months, newark police officers investigated, with the district's cooperation.through their investigation, detectives identified six male victims, all between 14 and 17-years-old.police say holbrook's victims were not students at the school he was
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teaching.the san lorenzo resident is no longer employed by the newark unified school district, however his name is still listed on its website. the alameda county district attorney is charging the former teacher with six counts of annoying a child under 18 years of age, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. police are urging ... if you or anyone you know was also a victim ... reach out to them immediately. reporting from newark ... ar .... kron 4 news. ( james ) a higher rcentage of california pot is passing strict safety tests. testing started back in july saw about a 20 percent failure rate after the first two months. now it's down to 14 percent. state and industry officials say that shows businesses are adjusting to the regulated market. cannabis-infused cookies, candies and tinctures continued having the most trouble in test labs: about 25
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percent were rejected. that though was an improved rate compared to the july-august period, when one-third failed. (james) coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... two employees helping with the camp fire cleanup in butte county are out of a job after controversial social media posts. (james) but first we take a look at a new program underway in the bay area aimed at getting more young women of color into coding. (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá)
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(james) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast. after showers yesterday and through the evening skies will continue to dry out this morning with partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies to take us
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through much of the day today. temperatures in the upper 50's and low 60's today as they will remain for much of the week ahead with a drier trend in weather to take us through the week.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. richmond bridge
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drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101. ( james ) dozens of young girls got
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a first hand look at what it's like to work in the tech industry. it was part of the oakland non profit 'black girls code' end of the year workshop. kron 4's gayle ong was at the event, aimed at getting girls excited about careers in science and technology. they are changing the game in the technology industry.the organization black girls code started in the bay area seven years ago.
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numbers but what is possible."> leah mcgowen-hare, a senior director at salesforce, has been volunteering from the very beginning..the non profit teaches participants skills that include learning how to build, code and create.">12 year old belle reader and 15 year old cadence patrick - both from oakland have been members for three years now. and say the programs here are opening doors to the future. saturday's day long workshop costs 35 dolls eachthe girls are building robots using
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legos enginnering sets even if the girls don't want a career in tech after the workshop, it's still a good opportunity to gain skills in critical thinking and hard work. ( james ) a happy ending to the case of a retired police k-nine found dumped at a mississippi animal shelter. but the man who trained him is still looking for answers. nick ducote reports.
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nat sound:"you don't want that, you don't want that." this labrador retriever's name is ringo.but he's not your average dog.ringo is actually a retired jackson police officer.a nine-year veteran on the police force, ringo was trained right here in jackson by randy hare at the alpha canine training center.he recently was thought to be living in retirement with his handler, but that was not the case.ringo was found at a local animal shelter and adopted by hare after being abandoned by his handler.randy hare:"i don't know that there is a word for being both hurt and mad but i was both of them. and i still am. you know it's just, you just don't turn your back on something like that that's been with you for nine years. next thing we knew, we got a call from an animal shelter in madison that ringo was actually being housed there. and up for adoption."j-p-d says once they were made aware of the issue,
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they re-assigned ringo's former handler to patrol duty, what many are calling a demotion.the jackson police department released a statement saying they hold their canines with high regard, and they are family. but that statement isn't making hare too excited to train police dogs for the department in the future.randy hare:"all i have to go on as far as jackson police department is what's happened in the past. i know they have a new administration. i actually hope that they do better than they have in the past. but all i have to go on is the past. so for me, no." when j-p-d found out about the issue, they implemented quarterly welfare checks for their k-nines both active and retired.hare says he's thankful for people calling and checking in with him to adopt ringo, but says the retired officer is very happy with his new jackson, nick ducote, three on your side. (james) still ahead on the kron four morning news... we'll take a look at why two men helping with the camp fire were fired for their social media posts. (ácommercialá) ( james ) welcome back to
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the kron four morning news. i'm tracking your entertainment headlines today... you cant see it in the u-s yet... but a certain super-hero movie is already doing "swimmingly." david daniel dives into that and more entertainment news in today's hollywood minute. (nat) "in this trident resides the power of atlantis." "aquaman" is showing plenty of power before it even opens in north america! the super-sea- hero film has already hauled
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in 261-million dollars in more than 40 international markets. the aquatic adventure debuts in north america friday (12/21)."photography: it's about light, it's about composition, it's about the personality of the subject. i'm an artist. i would have been a painter, but the camera was invented."here's your first look at "mapplethorpe" (maple-thorp), starring matt smith as the iconic and controversial photographer robert mapplethorpe. the bio-pic hits theaters march first."same face, same eyes, same nose, same suit! same everything!"oscar statuettes rarely go on the market: since 19-51, winners have had to agree to offer them back to the motion picture academy before selling them. but pre- 19-51 oscars are another story... and one from 19-47's "gentleman's agreement" has sold at auction for 492-thousand dollars, more than twice the expected price. but that wasn't close to the top price paid at the "profiles in history" auction: an archive of documents on the origin and development of "the
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wizard of oz" went for one-point-two million dollars. talk about over the rainbow! in hollywood, i'm david daniel. (james) and here's a live look outside... at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll be back with more of your kron 4 morning news after the break. (ácommercialá) (james) welcome back.
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checking in on your morning forecast. after showers yesterday and through the evening skies will continue to dry out this morning with partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies to take us through much of the day today. temperatures in the upper 50's and low 60's today as they will remain for much of the week ahead with a drier trend in weather to take us through the week.


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