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the morning with a check of weather and traffic... plenty more sunshine to look forward to this friday with temperatures remaining comfortably cool in the upper 50's and low 60's. wind advisories will expire with some upper elevation areas continuing to see breezy conditions through the afternoon. 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. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( robin )(ááá2 shotááá) our top story this morning ...
the hunt continues for an escaped inmate from san quentin. toll to 101min from the less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( robin )(ááá2 shotááá) our top story this morning ... the hunt continues for an escaped inmate from san quentin. authorities say the inmate carjacked a woman at a nearby store after
escaping the prison. kron4's sara stinson is live at san quentin state prison in marin county with the latest. sara? law enforcement across the state is on the lookout for this inmate.and with a car jacking right around the time of his escape ... police believe he is no longer on foot.san rafael police have released video of a car jacking suspect they believe is the same inmate that escaped san quentin wednesday night. the suspect ... wearing light colored clothing ... walks up to the victim ... exchanges words ... and before you know it ... she backs off while he gets into her car and drives away.the suspect displayed something under his shirt like a weapon or possibly a firearmand then also made a threat to the
victim that he would kill her if she calledthe victim did call 9-11. and while investigating at the home depot ... san rafael police got word inmate shalom mendoza escaped from nearby san quentin that same evening. with very little car jackings in the city, detectives started tying pieces together.. the close proximity of where the carjacking occurred and obviously to whe teh prison is located and also due to the tine factor. they happened really close to each other, thats definitely our priority lead authorities are looking for a toyota rav 4 ... liccense plate number 6-s-t-z- 5-0-2. the 21 year old ... who is 5'5" and weighs 177 pounds, fits the victim's description .... however police say the two incidents could still be unrelated and are investigating both
possibilities.mendoza was serving a 5 year sentence for use of a deadly weapon during a car jacking, attempted car jacking, and evading a peace officer while driving recklessly.so our officers are looking for the outstanding inmate as well as investigating the carjacking ( will )( will )( will ) a family in the south bay is demanding answers ... after a deadly police shooting on
christmas morning. police are saying it was a case of mistaken identity ... and the shooter is still on the loose. the shooting happened on fruitdale and leigh avenue in san jose. now victim's family is speaking out for the first time since her death. kron4's gayle ong has the latest. loved ones are seeking justice for 24 year old jennifer vasquez...the woman shot and killed by san jose police early christmas morning.in a press conference thursday afternoon,police chief eddie garcia explains vasquez was mistaken for a suspect of a shooting tuesday morning but he says the officer's actions were justified.at 2 a-m, police say they responded to 911 calls of shots fired near story road and clemence avenue..upon arrival, officers found two people suffering from gunshot wounds,and witnesses pointing out a white
vehicle leaving the scene.. vasquez was driving a white toyota camry around that time,with her friend linda bueno in the passenger seat. police say vasquez was driving a stolen car..when they tried to pull the women over,they fled the scene leading officers on a high speed chase, that lasted 7 minutes, police say vasquez crashed on a chain linked fence on fruitdale and leigh avenue. after further investigation, officers say vasquez is not connected to the initial shooting officers responded to and no weapon was found in vasquez's car, garcia: "had these individuals complied with the officers would have stopped.">vasquez's parents met up with the police chief after the press conference.. then later at a vigil where their daughter died..through a translator, vasquez's mother is demanding justice and a list of demands from the san jose police department..
(robin) in the east bay ... a judge has suspended criminal proceedings against the man accused of stabbing and killing 18-year-old nia wilson. 28-year-old john lee cowell appeared in court yesterday. an alameda county judge says there is substantial evidence that cowell is incompetent to stand trial. he is accused of killing wilson and injuring her sister at the macarthur bart station back in july. cowell's attorney says it appears her client's delusions and paranoia are becoming more common. two doctors will now evaluate cowell. the judge is expected to meet with attorneys in february to discuss their findings. ( will ) a big story this morning. we are getting new pictures of the man suspected of killing a newman police officer in stanislaus county. the manhunt continues this morning for this man. officials are not confirming his name at this time but they do say he is in the they do say he is in the country illegally.
kron4's justine waldman has the latest on the investigation. chief randy richardson: "please remember the man. please remember the husband. please remember what he was well he came to this country to do. yes he was a police officer but more importantly he was a human being." with tears streaming down his face...chief randy richardson said corp ronil sighn is an american patriot. thirty-three-year-old singh is a native of fiji and came to the us to be a police officer, so he could serve his country. he has been with the newman police department since
2011. durign a traffic stop wednesday, the driver of a pickup truck without a license plate. shot and killed him. he leaves behind a wife and baby boy.sot he will never hear his 5 month old son talk, he will never see him walk. doesnt get to hold him hug his wife say good night because of a coward took his to find the killer, thursday night, dectectives from the stan sheriffs office searched a property in el nido in merced county. the suspect was not located and the investigation remains fluid. the sheriff would not name the suspect, but confrimed the suspect is in the country illegally.sot he doesnt belong here he is a crimina,president trump tweeted "it is time to get tough on border security. he ended the post "build the wall."officers have recovered the truck, and will stop at nothing to find this accused cop killer."stanislaus county sheriff adam christianson"we will relentlessly continue to hunt our suspect down and bring him to justice. there is also his police dog sam, who was there during the shooting, but was not hurt. the k9 will retire, and go live with the family. so they don't lose an other loved
one. in the newsroom justine waldman kron 4 news. ( will ) in national news... criticism and policy changes -- after another migrant child dies at the u-s border.( robin ) the head of u.s. border patrol says his agency needs a complete overhaul to adequately handle families coming across the border... kristen holmes reports the latest on the crisis. a call for help from officials at the southern u-s border... after the death of a second migrant child in border patrol custody this month.voice of kevin k mcaleenan/cbp commissioner/ cbs this morning/wednesday: we need help from congress, we need to budget for medical care and mental health care for children in our facilities.the commissioner of customs and border protection - asking for more funding to handle the influx of migrants at the border.kevin k mcaleenan/cbs this morning/wednesday: our
stations are not built for that group that's crossing today they were built 30-40 years ago for adult males and we need a different approach. his pleas - coming after an eight-year-old guatemalan boy died on christmas eve from what was possibly the flu. three weeks earlier - a 7-year old guatemalan girl also died. criticism is mounting in the wake of their deaths..mayor dee margo/ el paso, texas: we need a resolution. we're tired of dealing with the symptomatic problems that are just getting worse.homeland security secretary kirstjen nisen called their deaths quote -- 'deeply concerning and heartbreaking'd-h-s is now reviewing its policies- especially for children under 10..and is implementing ( will ) a d-h-s official says homeland security secretary nielsen will travel to el paso, texas today... and yuma, arizona on saturday.
( will ) meanwhile... california senator dianne feinstein is calling for a hearing on the two recent deaths. the democrat sent a letter yesterday to republican lindsay graham, who is set to chair the judiciary committee next year. among other things, she said the deaths are consistent with warnings that immigration facilities are not equipped to handle children. (robin) coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... a new law in 2019 ... impacting new cars bought at dealerships. we'll explain. (robin) a lot of people are spending new years up in the sierra. but what will snow conditions be like? we'll take a look --- when we come back. ( john ) and i am
(á2 shotá)( robin ) with a lot of people still on holiday break, you may be thinking about heading to lake tahoe for the weekend.( will ) but what are snow condition going to be like this weekend? (áboxesá) that's where kevin --- "coop" --- cooper comes in. coop what are conditions like now, and what can people expect this weekend?
( will ) thanks coop. (james)(darya) welcome back. let's get a check of the weather this morning... plenty more sunshine to look forward to this friday with temperatures remaining comfortably cool in the upper 50's and low 60's. wind advisories will expire with some upper elevation areas continuing to see breezy conditions throh the afternoon. ( robin )a big scare at the san francisco hall of justice thursday. people inside
is stuck holding a large repair bill. this after a driver smashed his car into her car.( robin )the incident was caught on security camera, but the suspect drove away from the scene. stacey butler reports. michelle obispo/hit-and-run victim"my car! they crashed into my car."michelle obispo was wrapping presents with her family at 1:30 christmas morning when she heard a loud crash.she ran to her security camera to look.she saw a toyota rav slam into her white toyota camry parked on the street in front of her downey home- then flip upside down. she and her sister in law ran outside to help.michelle obispo/hit-and-run victim"i was screaming. is anyone there are you ok is anyone hurt." obispo says two men stumbled out of the suv then took off. michelle obispo/hit-and-run victim"we tried to keep em here but he said i'm leaving."
"we told the first guy to stay but he was so drunk and stumbling out of the car right here.""we asked him who was driving. he admitted 'i was driving.' he was so drunk he was blabbering."security tape shows the two men stumbling then walking north down gallatin road in downey. michelle obispo/hit-and-run victim"me, my sister-in-law, my daughter could have been in there. and i just thank god nobody was in there."obispo is now stuck with a big repair bill.she's asking the driver to contact police.michelle obispo/hit-and-run victim"turn yourself in. do the right thing. and pay for your mistake." ( will )( will )that was stacey butler reporting. (will) and here's a live look outside... at the golden gate bridge. we'll be right back.
some upper elevation areas continuing to see breezy conditions through the afternoon. (robin) 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. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( robin )( robin ) new this morning... attorney's for tesla c-e-o elon musk are asking a court to throw out a defamation suit against him. musk was sued by vernon unsworth, a diver who helped rescue a thai youth soccer team stranded in a cave earlier this year. that's after the entrepreneur suggested on twitter that the diver is a pedophile, without offering any evidence.
musk sent the tweet after unsworth ridiculed his plan for saving the boys, which involved a mini-submarine. but in a motion filed yesterday, musk's lawyers said twitter in known for hyperbole... saying that no reasonable reader would have taken musk's tweet seriously. unsworth's lawsuit is asking for more than 75- thousand dollars in compensation, plus punitive damages. (robin) 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.
comfortably cool in the upper 50's and low 60's. wind advisories will expire with some upper elevation areas continuing to see breezy conditions through the afternoon. 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. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to
101 ( robin ) come 20-19 ... new cars will no longer have temporary paper plates. the california d-m-v will require all car dealerships print out a serial number for cars driving off the lot. kron 4's ella sogomonian has the details. come 2019 newly purchased vehicles from a california dealership,lessor retailer or auction will have to drive off the lot with a temporary license plate number and be electronically reported to the d-m-v immediately. rmc motors owner roderick cho in san
bruno says this won't make a difference in work flow.sot: roderick cho, owner rmc motors// "just another paper to be printed on the laser printer." 'the dmv gets notified right away so thats one more step that i guess its better for everybody becasue they car is automatically identified that it belongs to the buyer."california bill 516 explains the new law should help with regulating drivers who otherwise would avoid toll booth payments or even get away with a crime because paper plates as they are today make it harder to track them down.sot: roderick cho, owner rmc motors// "i think its basically it's just the state closing up a loop hole and recooperating lot of the money lost in the toll booths peolpe running toll booths and stuff like that and i guess theres a little bit of crime that happens along the way with cars not being properly identified with paper plates and im sure that eliminates that problem as well."the temporary paper plate numbers are free from the dealership. they will not become permanent, car owners will have 90 days to get a permanent plate with a new number.or else they will be
fined between 25 and nearly 200 dollars depending on the county.california will join ten other states already implementing this rule.the dmv estimates around 15 million dollars is lost annually by toll evasion. (robin) in the south bay... the santa clara county d-a has filed a 67- million dollar environmental protection lawsuit against the monterey mushroom company. the d-a accuses the company of intentionally dumping waste- water into a county creek. an investigation by the california department of fish and game deteremined from early 20-16 into the spring of 20-17 monterey mushrooms pumped wastewater into waterways. on one occasion ... the company reportedly pumped 700-thousand gallons of wasterwater into the creek during a 2-day period. ( will )in the east bay... a transformer exploded in hayward... injuring a pg&e employee who was working on nearby power lines. it
happened wednesday night. hayward police issued an advisory shortly after the explosion and said it caused a power pole and vehicle to catch fire. santa clara street was closed from ocie way to red-bud lane as police, firefighters and pg&e worked the scene. ( will )also in the east bay... a san leandro mother and her 12-year-old son are lucky to be alive after their attic caught fire. a neighbor on trojan avenue was walking by the home and saw smoke coming from the attic wednesday afternoon. the neighbor alerted the mother and son by knocking on the front door. firefighters say they were able to keep the fire from spreading beyond the attic. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. no one reported being injured. ( will ) we are learning new details about the sexual assault allegations against kevin spacey. and we should
warn you --- this story contains sexually explicit languange. miguel marguez has the latest on what the mother of the accuser claims happened between her son and the actor. nats of kevin spacey: "you trusted me even though you knew you shouldn't."the video titled let me be frank, posted to kevin spacey's verified twitter account shortly after indecent assault and battery charges brought by a then 18-year-old accuser whose mother spoke out on his behalf last year.heather unruh/mother of alleged victim: "in july 2016, actor kevin spacey
sexually assaulted my son." spacey, in his video, doesn't address the charges. he performs the video in a kitchen santa claus apron on and in frank underwood character from the netflix show house of cards that spacey starred in for 5 seasons until he was fired after several allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced. nats of kevin spacey: "you wouldn't believe the worst without evidence, would you? you wouldn't rush to judgment without facts, would you?... did you?"netflix had no comment about the video whose timing, tone and substance were jarring given the charges the actor knew were coming, there was a hearing on the case 4 days before spacey posted the videonats of kevin
spacey: "conclusions can be so deceiving."one piece of evidence spacey's accuser has against the 59-year-old actor - says the complaint - is video of the assault itself. the accuser's girlfriend - when interviewed by police - says she "received a snapchat video from showing spacey touching the front of pants by his crotch."heather unruh/mother of alleged victim: "kevin spacey bought him drink after drink after drink. and when my son was drunk, spacey made his move." her son - the accuser - admitted to police he told spacey that night he was 23 not his real age of 18, according to the complaint. he says the assault happened late night, after his shift as a bus boy at nantucket's club car restaurant.heather alleged victim: "the victim, my son, was a star- ( will ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... from facebook's massive crash on the stock market... to the rise of electric scooters.
in the sky... this time in the big apple. people all around the big city stopped and starred... grabbed their phones and started recording. once again... not aliens. but a blue-ish hue filled the sky... turns out... it was a transformer explosion at a power plant in queens. fires erupted as a result... they've been contained. nearby laguardia grounded all flights for a time to inspect its facility... operations there are back to normal. no injuries reported. (will) and here's a live
♪ while you dwell within it ♪ you are ever happy there daddy, it's christmas! ♪ childhoods, joyland never let go of your dreams. the mercedes-benz winter event is back. lease the glc 300 for $459 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. mercedes-benz. the best or nothing. (robin) people planning to
travel to the east coast for the new year's holiday will be dealing with snow.( will ) a winter storm is crawling across the midwest and to the east.john lorinc the east.john lorinc reports. white-out conditions in the midwest.more than 100-miles of interstate-80 in nebraska closed for hours because of the snow, wind and ice. wisconsin roads are also getting severe snow.john newman/commuter"it was a little sloppy getting in your car. you need an extra five minutes, at least, if not 10." intense storms in parts of texas.....including one
responsible for toppling over a billboard in the houston area.romana davies/pawn shop owner"my bedroom windows were facing the storm. it almost looked like it would come through my window."these rough conditions are likely going to cause nightmares for people traveling over the new year's holiday.mos/no font given "sometimes it's other people that just don't slow down, but if you take your time and take it easy you will get where you're going." plenty more sunshine to look forward to this friday with temperatures remaining
drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( will )in the tech world this year... a seemingly endless stream of data breaches or data misuse shook users' confidence in the security of their personal information..( robin )tech investors didn't have it much easier.reporter samuel burke takes a look back at the year... in tech controversies. samuel burke, cnn business tech correspondent: "in the tech world, 2018 will without a doubt be remembered as the year of cambridge analytica." there wasn't much known about the british firm until
journalists banded together to expose the company's links to donald trump's 2016 presidential campaign and how it misused the data of up to 87 million facebook users.the social network experienced the biggest single-day loss in the history of the stock market when its shares fell 19 percent as the company advised investors it would spend more on security and user privacy. the sell-off vaporized about $119 billion in market value samuel burke, cnn business tech correspondent: "that was just one of many falls from grace for the tech sector in 2018, including bitcoin."in december of 2017, one single bitcoin was worth nearly $20,000.but by the first few months of 2018, the cryptocurrency bubble had burst.hundreds of billions of dollars in value disappeared by the end of 2018 and a single bitcoin had plummeted to a worth of around $3,300. samuel burke, cnn business tech correspondent: "a star of
the tech world also fell in 2018."the securities and exchange commission alleged elon musk misled investors when he tweeted he'd secured the necessary funding to take tesla private at $420 a share, causing the company's stock to soar. he had not secured the funding, the sec said. in september, musk agreed to step down as chairman of tesla and pay a $20 million fine in a deal to settle charges, "without admitting or denying the allegations of the complaint."samuel burke, cnn business tech correspondent: "as much as 2018 will be remembered for its falls, it will also be remembered for the rise of the escooter!" just as quickly as they took off in popularity, the dangers of zooming down the street on a device going 15 mph quickly caught up to local authorities and bans in various cities followed. that didn't stop tech giants like uber from jumping on the scooter craze with hundreds of millions of dollars in investment.helping escooter startups like bird hit valuations of $2 billion dollars.samuel burke, cnn business tech correspondent:
( robin ) a new jersey church got the perfect christmas gift... decades later. a baby jesus statue was stolen from the nativity at a church in hoboken in the 19-30's. and now it's back home in its manger for the first time in almost 90- years.( will ) churchgoers say there are no hard feelings... they're just glad it was returned. the statue was returned anonymously.. and the people behind the theft even sent letters saying they never meant any harm. ( will ) still to come on the kron4 morning news... we have the latest on the search for an inamte that walked away from san quentin prison yesterday.
♪ little girl and boy land ♪ while you dwell within it ♪ you are ever happy there daddy, it's christmas! ♪ childhoods, joyland never let go of your dreams. the mercedes-benz winter event is back. lease the glc 300 for $459 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. mercedes-benz. the best or nothing. (robin ) good morning i'm
robin winston(will) and i'm will tran in for james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... plenty more sunshine to look forward to this friday with temperatures remaining comfortably cool in the upper 50's and low 60's. wind advisories will expire with some upper elevation areas continuing to see breezy conditions through the afternoon. no major hot spots. bay no major hot