tv KRON 4 News at 8am KRON January 7, 2019 8:00am-9:00am PST
(darya) good morning i'm darya folsom..(james) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... plenty more rain ahead in the forecast. today will be one of our lighter days as ran and wind tapers off before intensifying again tonight into tomorrow. highs will peak back up into a range of
than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( darya ) (á2 shotá) happening today --- former san francisco mayor gavin newsome will be sworn in as the next governor of california.(áboxesá)( james ) kron4's will tran is live in sacremento to tell us what we can expect from today's ceremony. ( will ) happening today... former san francisco mayor gavin newsom will be sworn in as clifornia's newest governor. newsom will take the oath of office at noon today. he has promised to focus his administration on policies that impact children and families
mobile app and on kron 4 dot com startiung at 11 this morning. ( darya ) also happening today... oakland mayor libby schaaf and other elected officials in oakland will be sworn in. schaaf will take the oath of office at 11:00 this morning at city hall. the event is free and open to the public. other inaugural events will be held later in the week including a gala at the fox theater.
( james ) happening now ... actor kevin spacey is being arraigned in a massacchhusearges that he grope stems from the incident in look of the accused actor in the courtroom. reports say the actor wishes to enter a plea of not guilty. ( james ) take a look at this ... the san francisco embarcardero between howard and mission closed for a short time yesterday ... because of high tides. this is video from a kron 4 viewer. you can see the waves crash onto the walk way and spill out on the street. pier 14 was also closed for a short time before it opened back up. ( james )(ááálanding vo ááá) heavy rains and strong winds created dangerous road
conditions yesterday in the east bay. wrecked cars could be seen along powell road in emeryville. all victims of the slick conditions on the freeways.chp officers say people need to give themselves enough time to get where they're going ... and to slow down on the wet roads. ( james ) with conditions like this expected to continue for the next couple of days ... chp says they're going to continue to be proactive on the roads to get people to slow down. ( james )(ááálandingááá) in the north bay -- heavy rain prompted a flood advisory. san anselmo saw the highest rainfall totals at nearly five inches yesterday. excessive runoff from heavy rain caused flooding at a
( darya ) another big story we are following this morning... we have new details about what led up to a deadly officer involved shooting in santa clara. officers fatally shot a man at a gas station on lafayette street early saturday morning. police say says the 55- year-old gunman walked up to the gas station--armed with at least a long gun and a handgun---and began firing at passing cars and people pumping gas. police rushed to the scene and were able to stop the gunman before anyone got hurt.
in front of them and reacted to this threat..this was truly a lone gunman very much intent on causing death and destruction.. >( darya ) the investigation revealed the shooter was an employee at the gas station. polie say he tried set the station on fire before setting off on his shooting spree. ( darya ) happening now... police in vallejo are investigating a police shooting. it happened last night on nebraska street. police responded to reports of a man who was trespassing. when police tried to detain the man... he pulled out a knife. he led police on a brief foot chase before threatening the officers with his knife. that is when officer opened fire. the man is in the hosptal this mornign with serious injuries. ( james ) in national headlines ... the partial government shutdown enters its 17th day ... and there is no end in sight . down on his demand for his long-promised wall. while democratic officials oppose
the wall ... and its 5 billion dollar pricetag. president trump says he might declare a national emergency to secure military funding for the border wall.that idea has already drawn criticism from democrats. president trump says he expects "very serious talks" on the issue over the next few days. ( james ) muir woods will close today because of the government shutdown. like other parks ... it is also seeing problems with overflowing trash cans ... and public toilets. it was one of several sites within the golden gate national recreation area which stayed open when the shutdown began. if you had parking or shuttle reservations to the park ... that money will be automatically refunded. ( darya ) still ahead transbay transit there is still no word on when it will completely reopen. ( darya ) plus ... supreme court justice ruth bader ginsberg ... will not be on the bench for the court's first day of 2019. we'll explain.
( darya ) happening today... expect to see a lot of traffic around levi's stadium. the college football national championship will be played tonight in santa clara between alabama and clemson. this is video of the two teams arriving in the bay area on friday. kick off for tonight's game is set for 5:00 at levi's stadium. repair plans have been approved to fix the two cracks at the salesforce transit center. as kron 4's dan kerman reports --- it is still unclear how soon buses will start rolling through the transit center. progress is being made towards the eventual repair and reopening of the salesforce transit center, which was shutdown a month after it's opening last august when two cracks were found in steel
beams on the bus deck above fremont streetsot christine falvey/transbay joint powers authority :15the repair has been approved by the independant peer reviewers that has been enpaneled by mtc, so now the tjpa is purchasing steel to begin those repairs.a repair completion date has not yet been set, but even when the repairs are completed that doesn't mean the center will immediately reopensot mike engelhardt/chair, transit center peer review panel :37as part of our due diligence the entire team is looking at whether there are other locations within the transit center that have the potential for brittle fractureuniversity of texas at austin structural engineering professor mike engelhardt chairs the independant panel reviewing the transit center repair project. he says the panel has now started to review thousands of construction drawings to make sure no other parts of the transit center have the potential for cracking.sotour goal is to amke sure when the transit center reopens we have a high degree of confidence the structure is safe.standup dan kerman/sf 118 if the panel sees anything there will then
be a visual inspection and then a determination of there needs to be a fix.. that's why it's unclear eactly when this facility will reopen. in san francisco, dan kerman kron 4 news. ( james ) in national headlines ... the supreme court says justice ruth bader ginsburg is missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years. the 85-year-old justice is continuing to recover from surgery ... where doctors removed two cancerous growths from her left lung last month. doctors found the growths on ginsburg's lung when she was being treated for fractured ribs she suffered in a fall at her office back in november. while she recovers ... she will be working from home. ( james ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news ... there is an increase in flu cases across the country. the warnings from doctors coming up. ( james ) and after the break... disneyland is
plenty more rain ahead in the forecast. today will be one of our lighter days as ran and wind tapers off before intensifying again tonight into tomorrow. highs will peak back up into a range of upper 50's and low 60's. 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
( james ) for your money this morning ... taking your kids to the happiest place on earth is is now more expensive. disneyland raised ticket prices ahead of the opening of its starwars themed expansion. the cheapest daily ticket is now 104-dollars for low-demand days. tickets for regular and peak-demand days are more. the prices for annual passes and parking have alexpected for this summer's opening ofr wars: galaxy's edge."
back to the kron four morning news... lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... plenty more rain ahead in the forecast. today will be one of our lighter days as ran and wind tapers off before intensifying again tonight into tomorrow. highs will peak back up into a range of upper 50's and low 60's.
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 (á2 shotá) happening today --- former san francisco mayor gavin newsome will be sworn in as the next governor of california.(áboxesá)( james ) kron4's will tran is live in
sacremento to tell us what we can expect from today's ceremony. ( will ) happening today... former san francisco mayor gavin newsom will be sworn in as clifornia's newest governor. newsom will take the oath of office at noon today. he has promised to focus his administration on policies that impact children and families
( james ) in national headlines ... the partial government shutdown enters its 17th day ... and there is no end in sight . president trump is not backing down on his demand for his long-promised wall. while democratic officials oppose the wall ... and its 5 billion dollar pricetag. president trump says he might declare a national emergency to secure military funding for the border wall.that idea has already drawn criticism from democrats. president trump says he expects "very serious talks" on the issue over the next few days. ( darya ) as a result of the partial government shutdown... our national parks are suffering -- with trash piling up. kron four's philippe djegal reports from san francisco ... where two state lawmakers drew attention to the issue. rep. jared huffman/congr essman- "its his problem. uh, he shutdown the government. he needs to be reminded of the real consequences of his trantrum" emersed in the elements... stepping in for furloughed national park service employees who would normally be doing this kind of
work...rep. jackie speier/congresswoman- "it's foolish on so many levels." congresswoman jackie speier... and, congressman jared huffman... putting a spotlight on the damage already done as a result of the partial government shutdown.rep. jackie speier/congresswoman- "we do know that, uh, we've got three deaths now in our national parks. uh, the recommendation is that they be closed because of the danger to people and to wildlife." the state leaders picking up trash piling up at lands end and ocean beach in san francisco saturday. both areas among several parts of the golden gate national recreation area neglected... pending a compromise between lawmakers and president trump to end the stalemate.rep. jared huffman/congressman- "even if he got the full five billion he's demanding -- it would only cover a fraction of the cost of this hundreds of miles long monolith that he's trying to create. uh, it won't happen."rep. jackie speier/congresswoman- "when we had a 16 day shutdown in 2013, it cost the taxpayers of this country between four and six billion dollars. we're not saving any money here. it's costing us money." volunteers with the group
sf-dog worked through the wind and rain as well... grabing potentially harmful debris to wondering pets.rep. jared huffman/congressman- "and, i'm gonna take this trash back to the white house next week and actually deliver it to donald trump." and, a recology truck was on standby to haul the load away. in san francisco, philippe djegal, kron four news. ( darya ) for your health this morning ... doctors warn there are higher chances of the flu spreading as people return to work and school this week. doctors say they seeing more cases after the holiday season. new numbers from the c-d-c show 24 states including california are showing widespread levels of flu outbreaks. the peak of flu season is likely to hit this month ... and doctors say it is not too late to get a flu shot ... which seems to be working against this years flu virus. ( james ) police in benicia are looking for the driver who hit an elderly woman and then drove off. officers found the 70-year-old woman lying on the side of the street saturday night. the hit
and run happened in the 1- thousand block of east 5th street. she was taken to the hospital with life- threatening injuries. ( james ) and in the east bay ... police arrested the suspect of accused of assaulting a female jogger. the suspect is identified as 19-year-old alma cadawalader. the victim says she was approached by cadawalader last week at the chabot regional park. the victim also reported to police that she had to defend herself against a dog attack .. by using pepper spray ... and that she was bitten on the arm by the attacker. the defense attorney for the suspect says the victim was never attacked by dogs ... and that the pepper spray was unwarranted. ( darya ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... remembering a fallen officer.a community pays respects to newman officer ronil singh . ( darya ) plus... students from paradise are returning to school this week. we'll show you the temporary place set up for them to learn. ( darya ) and next ... chp officers conduct a sideshow crackdown in the bay
(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 ( darya ) officers broke up a sideshow in a north bay parking lot after months of complaints. c-h-p and santa rosa police targeted the drivers in a special operation.. over the course of the last few months... police received complaints
about sideshows on the weekends. they were happening in the parking lots of target and best buy on santa rosa avenue and the coddingtown mall. various drivers were "spinning donuts" and "peeling out". 23 people were given citations. ( darya ) coming up ... a winter storm warning in the sierra.we'll take a look at the conditions after the break. don't miss the grand opening of the new floor & decor
in burlingame. if you have never been to a floor & decor, you have to go to the grand opening. hardwoods, laminates, tile or stone. holy smokes, this place is huge! i'm on a budget and i was able to go to floor & decor and save a lot of money. you will be blown away by this experience. the pros come here, i come here. if you love your wallet, and you love your home, you have to go. floor & decor. now open in burlingame, 101 & broadway in the old gokart racer building. ( james ) avalanche
warnings have been posted in parts of the sierra after a winter storm dumped heavy snow on the region. officials issued a backcountry avalanche warning for the lake tahoe area stretching south into the sierra along the california- nevada line until 7 a-m this morning. caltrans district three also announced that highway 50 is closed for avalanche control. the national weather service says blizzard conditions with strong winds could trigger widespread avalanche activity. plenty more rain ahead in the forecast. today will be one of our lighter days as ran and wind tapers off before intensifying again tonight into tomorrow. highs will peak back up into a range of upper 50's and low 60's.
((nats))hundreds of law enforcement officers, community members, family and friends gathered for corporal ronil singh's emotional funeral service.((randy richardson -newman police chief)) "i know ron is up there looking down, not wanting us to cry or me to cry. but, he never listened to me, so that's just what it's going to be."his brother, reggie, eulagized him... noting singh's love for law enforcement was apparent at an early age..((rajnihl singh- brother)) "when we first got our tv, he started watching cops.. he always wanted to become a law enforcement in america."singh was born and raised in fiji before establishing himself in the united states. his fellow officers say singh joining the police force as a way of giving back to the country that embraced him. the fijian ambassador of the u.s. thanked singh for his service...((solo mara- fijian ambassador to the u.s.)) "we who benefit from your work can go to sleep, wake up every morning, oblivious to the risk you put yourelf through to keep society safe."following his
funeral.. blue and red lights lit up a darkened, damp sky while blue ribbon lined modesto streets. ((sgt. tom letras - stanislaus county sheriff's pio)) "we have people here from as far as new york, boston, all over the state of new york, chicago pd, there's several members of the royal canadian mounted police here." a thick, long line of support stretched through town, all in honor and remembrance of corporal ronil singh. tag ( james ) on tuesday, paradise high school students will be returning ngin a new temporary space. about 7- hundred students will be at a temporary campus near the chico airport. the 23- thousand squre-foot building has 30-classrooms, offices, a library and a cafeteria.
electronics show is getting ready to kick off in las vegas this week. that's where we'll see the latest gadgets coming to the market.( james ) the biggest draw is 5-g... the next generation of wireless service. but it will power more than just smartphones --- but also things like self- driving cars. and of course there's never a shortage of t-v's at the c-e- s. this year, there will be a lot of talk about 8-k
( james ) the showcase features more than 45- hundred companies and more than 180 thousand people are ev. ( darya ) coming up in the next hour of the kron 4 morning news ... we are just hours away from gavin newsom becoming the next governor of california. will tran is live from sacramento. ( darya ) and we are now in the third week of the government shutdown with no end in sight and the impact is starting to hit the bay area even harder. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast.