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>> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at all. >> and now at 5, a san francisco police sergeant has been pulled off the streets for something he did off the job and at a pharmacy. good evening, everybody. thank you for joining us for kron 4 news at 5. i'm catherine heenan in for vicki liviakis and i'm grant lotus that police sergeant is now entering rehab. according to his attorney. >> he was arrested for allegedly robbing a san mateo pharmacy. >> kron four's dan kerman is in san mateo. and dan, what do we know tonight. >> well, what we know tonight is, as you mentioned, this
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officer is now in rehab. according to his attorney. his attorney says that he has an opiate addiction and it is because of that that this whole instance was going in on in the first place. >> san mateo. police say it was about 06:00pm wednesday night when officers were called to a robbery at this rite aid. they say they encountered the suspect just outside the store when officers encountered him attempted to flee on foot. but our officers were able to thwart those efforts very quickly. >> it turns out the suspect arrested for robbery and resisting arrest is san francisco. police sergeant devan cole. this is video of him shot during a 2016 interview. cole is a 27 year member of the force. this is a really sad story. this is a this is a really well respected police officer. >> the way people describe him is this is just a really solid cole's attorney says the incident stems from his clients, ongoing secret addiction to opioids a condition that began during an on the job injury back in 2010
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they were doing some what they call non bite work and as he put it, one of the dogs did not get the memo and the dog bit him through the calf's and incredibly painful injury that required a long rehabilitation he was prescribed prescription painkillers in large doses. if the evidence lines up and charges are filed against cole. those circumstances should have no impact on his prosecution. >> but prosecutors say it could and his ultimate sentencing when it comes to holding somebody accountable the prosecution side of criminal justice that we do is district attorney's. it's very important to us and everybody is treated the same. >> when it gets to sentencing everybody's different as to the reason that they committed their crime and to that extent that's where these details become very important. well, you know, the nature of the person do they have a what how did this come about that. they develop the addiction.
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>> a san francisco police have put coal on unpaid administrative leave. his attorney says that he is entered rehab as of today, the prosecutor's office has just received the case from the police. they will review it. and if so, they will file charges likely next week. and if that happens, he will have his arraignment on the 18th of this live in san mateo. dan kerman kron 4 news, thank you, dan. >> now to the east bay pinole police say a 12 year-old is behind a shooting threat against a middle school. the no middle school staff alerted authorities to an email that came in on monday indicating there would be a shooting on the campus the following day officers identified a student and interviewed him. that is when they say the student confessed to making the threat, the 12 year-old has been cited for threatening violence on another person that will result in death or great bodily injury to occur on campus. he's been released to a parent. the department is working with the parent now to
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provide resources to the student and family. and the south bay san jose police department employee who was arrested last month on suspicion of gun crimes has been arrested again this week for possession of child. denis shevchenko worked as a civilian service officer for the police department. police say they discovered a picture and videos of child while they were examining his electronic devices as part of their investigation into the gun crimes. both investigations are now ongoing. what could be a real game changer in the fight against the coronavirus could be just around the corner. >> pfizer says its experimental pill does greatly reduce the risk of hospitalization and death from covid kron four's rob fladeboe explains. >> pfizer on friday said its experimental antiviral pill for covid-19 cuts rates of hospitalization and death by nearly 90% in high-risk adults
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and we'll be asking the fda to authorize its pill as soon as possible. we very to report today. >> the first. in 4 protease which is a medecine taking us for 5 days. i mean, one of the critical component virus. >> and the availability of pills to treat early covid-19 would be a significant advance in the battle with the coronavirus stanford university infectious diseases. professor doctor katherine bliss shut weren't really think about the use for this is immunocompromised. people. >> you don't develop a good immune response to the vaccine and are left somewhat vulnerable despite vaccinations and that's where a pill like this could truly be game changing in tests trials patients with covid symptoms to receive pfizer's pill had an 89% reduction in their combined rate of
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hospitalizations or death after a month. but the pill is not a substitute for the current vaccine says doctor bullish. it is a great ad just to the vaccination that we have. but i want to be clear that it only works if it's taken very quickly within diagnosis. so they're going to be delivery problems. there's going to be. >> all sorts of issues and making sure we can get it to people in time in the race for an easy to use medication to treat the virus competitor. merck's covid-19 pill is already under review at the fda after showing strong results. >> the goal is to produce a pill that could be obtained at local pharmacies speed recovery and keep people out of the hospital. i think this one of the biggest medical or being a drug of you. >> in a long, long time was pfizer applies for approval. the fda could make a decision within weeks or months in san jose. rob fladeboe kron 4
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news. >> stay with kron 4 for the latest covid information that includes set where to find a vaccine for your children. >> and things like finding information on a possible nasal vaccine. you can scan the qr code on your screen. you'll be directed to the special section of our website. that's at kron. 4 dot com. >> for as he said in his autobiography. his journey was an american journey. colin powell was a great lion. with a big heart. we will miss him terribly. >> the sunday family friends, former colleagues gathering at the washington national cathedral today to honor colin powell despite being fully vaccinated. the 84 year-old died from covid complications. he had parkinson's and a type of blood cancer that put him at heightened risk. the trailblazing soldier diplomat rose from humble beginnings in
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the bronx to become the first black chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and he later served as the first black secretary of state remarkable career reporter kareen wynter has more now on today's tributes. >> remembered as a leader beloved father and friend everyone from dignitaries to colleagues and family members. >> gathered friday at washington national cathedral to honor the life of former secretary of state colin who died last month at the age of 84 from complications related to covid-19 on battling a rare blood cancer. >> some to spoke at the funeral said he shouldn't just be remembered for his resume and many accomplishments
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across the political landscape. but for his character, this person has a quiet but solid sense of right and wrong not only to do good. but to be good to sacrifice elf in the service of others and to live in obedience to some transcendent trust. that was my father. >> former secretary of state madeleine albright also pay tribute to the former 4 star general as know. and i came to view colin powell as a figure who almost transcended time. >> for his virtues were homeric honesty dignity loyalty and an unshakable commitment to his calling and were also in attendance. president biden and first lady jill biden along with former president barack obama and former president george w bush were there with their former first ladies. >> former secretary of state hillary clinton was among the invited guest spot. former president bill clinton was not on hand. he reportedly skipped
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the ceremony on doctor's orders after his recent hospitalization in october for non covid related infection. >> how spent time in the army for more than 3 decades before climbing the ranks to 4 star general. he held various positions under 4 presidents from secretary of state and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff to national security adviser. the first african-american to serve the country in these distinguished roles. >> that was kareen wynter reporting house. and michael also shared that he had his dad's hand and held in the icu the night before he passed away and said he felt his father's love a love that. has left a deep imprint on the lives. he said of so many people. >> get ready. yes, another reminder to turn your clocks back one hour. this weekend. daylight saving time ends on sunday. here's a live look. >> towards the golden gate bridge uc san francisco in the foreground. the marin headlands in the background next week. we'll have to a
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light or something. it's going to be dark grey dark. this tie a 5, a 5.10 and, oh going to set the really dark. i'm not crazy about know you really get used to it and then all of a sudden when we spring forward. like whoa. wow, it's really bright out but it's nice to know winter is coming and we're going to be spoiled in the bay area because we're going to get our second atmospheric river in less than a month. >> arriving monday through tuesday. so let's track this storm hour by hour already tracking cloudy conditions out there. some showers off the coast trying to make its way inland if we do see any light rain will primarily be for those of you in the north bay tonight through saturday evening where we could see about a 10th of an inch of rain or less. but it's the atmospheric river that we're really going to keep an eye on and i'm going to keep you prepared so you can plan ahead here in the bay area right now. the latest forecast track. we are going to see that atmospheric river arriving for santa rosa, by
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around your monday afternoon. and then as we fast-forward through monday night. that's when it's really going to peak on stable atmosphere could bring us pop up. thunderstorm or 2 mainly for those of you in the north bay widespread moderate rain and then by tuesday afternoon, lighter showers as we dry out and clear out by around tuesday afternoon and we could see anywhere from about one to 2 inches of rain for most of the bay area upwards of 2 to 4 inches for those of you in the north bay your full weekend outlook coming up in just a few minutes. captain grant, back to you. thank bruce. coming up. get ready to dig deeper in your pockets for everything from gas to your thanksgiving dinner. >> the reason for the climbing costs and quarterback aaron rodgers playing offense off the field. he can't play this week because of covid why he says. >> needed to set the record straight on his decision not to get vaccinated. also a monarch migration happening right now in the bay area. why environmentalists believe the
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>> for your money tonight. everyday essentials are costing more and more. i mean, boy, good as they could against station ouch and average. >> a gallon of gas in california right now is more than $4.60 and the this to the farm bureau now reporting a rise in the cost of your thanksgiving dinner. so how long will these price hikes
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last kron, four's charles clifford reports. according to triple a regular gas in california is costing an average of $4 and $0.62 a gallon right now. last year at this time, gas was $3.18 a gallon. california is also more expensive than the national average of $3 and $0.42. the bay area has some of the most expensive gas in the entire state with regular. >> averaging about $4.80 a gallon joe wright out as a consumer advocate. he says the high prices are the result of a global oil shortage and high demand. people want to be driving after being cooped up for so and it's people want to take a trip instead of staying at home all the time with thanksgiving just a few weeks away. not only will americans pay more for gas at the pump. this holiday. >> the meal itself will also be more expensive. according to the bureau of labor statistics, the cost of things like meat, fish, eggs and poultry has gone up by 10 and a half. >> percent. that means higher prices for turkey and all the thanksgiving fixings a nationwide labor shortage,
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transportation issues and overall inflation is driving the prices up. right out says the price of turkey in particular could be higher than last year. turkeys are fed mostly on in the price of corn has doubled in the past year. >> so that means that to bring in full brunt out its. and so it's ready for your thanksgiving dinner plate. it costs farmers. much more than it previously right out. also says that even though prices will be high. the supply should be there of consumers are willing to shop around the delay in getting the supplies to market means that it might not be everywhere. but if you talk to more than one story. you're very likely find everything you want. it's just going to cost more in san francisco. charles clifford kron 4 news. >> all right. most people, if they haven't seen the northern lights really, really want to see them. here's another example of why an amazing light show. and this is time lapse video of the northern lights dancing across the sky in this case, a resident in
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southern minnesota, cut these truly beautiful images last night. but flights are now migrating through the bay area. this is video here taken by photographer. >> allison gavel of a monarch butterfly being born. how cool is that. yeah, the number of monarchs counted in california dropped to a record low last year when fewer than 2000 were counted statewide. some environmentalists believe butterflies are now bouncing back a bit. thanks to the drought that warmer and drier weather helps make the long fall migration an easier journey for the i like the northern lights that was beautiful. >> all right. we're looking live at the golden gate bridge and that a bad little cloudy. but. >> otherwise a pretty nice day in the bay. a bit overcast monday. theresa rodriguez, i was going to say meteorologists and then i said greece and. >> you're both of those all of
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the above thank you for being here. yeah. you as well. indeed. thank let's take a look at your bay area forecast because we are tracking overall increase in cloud cover out there right now for your early friday evening and tgif bay area. >> we made it to the weekend right around the corner temperatures out there right now. >> low 60's for most of the bay area. but a little bit cooler along the san francisco peninsula. upper 50's out there right now with when tracker for. >> we are seeing calmer winds, especially along downtown san francisco still tracking more of a northwesterly flow getting that cool sea breeze influence. for those of you throughout the east bay shoreline and overnight lows% tonight. thanks to that blanket of cloud cover heading our way into the bay area right now and lasting through this evening. we are going to see temperatures warming up into the low to mid 50's. still a little bit chilly for those of you in our north bay valleys specifically santa rosa and napa mid to upper 40's there in daytime highs
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for your saturday. we're going to remain about 5 degrees below it's mid 60's for downtown san francisco at 64 degrees hayward in oakland at 65 degrees and san jose, 67 degrees for your saturday afternoon. highs. staying dry all weekend long until our atmospheric river brings us more much needed rain monday through tuesday could see upwards of about an inch or 2 for most of the bay area and up to 4 inches for those of you in the north bay back to hugh grant and katharine, thank bruce up. well, one day after announcing his retirement from baseball. buster posey has. >> a special message to fans. another message. the giant shared this 2 page letter. it begins to the best fans in baseball. he also talks about his family again being a big part of why he is retiring saying, quote, baseball has been about time spent with family on countless nights and days. pulling for your team riding the emotions of the highs and the lows. the 34
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year-old catcher announced his retirement at oracle yesterday after a 12 year career with the giants during those years, he was a 3 time world series champion and seven-time all-star rookie of the year. most valuable player and golden winner. and you can read the entire letter on our website. kron 4 dot com. >> 2 days after announcing he tested positive for covid aaron rodgers chico product went to cal. of course, joined a sports talk show today to discuss his reasoning for not getting vaccinated. the packers quarterback says he has an allergy to an ingredient in the mrna vaccines, the moderna and pfizer and he said he didn't want the side effects from the j and j. he says he saw alternative treatments for, quote, what was best for my body. rogers approached the nfl players association during the summer seeking approval of the treatment that he went through details of which have not been made public. the nfl
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said no, that does not count as being vaccinated. so he is playing unvaccinated different rules for those players. in an interview during the podcast, rogers said, quote, before my final nail gets put in my cancel culture casket. i think i would like to set the record straight on so many of the blatant lies that are out there about myself. he went on to say, quote, i believe strongly in bodily autonomy and the ability to make choices for your body, not to have to acquiesce to some woke culture are crazed group of individuals who say you have to do something. health is not a one size fits all for everybody. >> still ahead, the popular deodorant sprays which have been found to contain high levels of cancer causing chemicals plus cell amc is giving people a reason not to go to the movie theaters.
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your eyes. beautiful on the outside, but if you have diabetes, there can be some not-so-pretty stuff going on inside.
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it's true, with diabetic retinopathy, excess sugar can damage blood vessels, causing vision loss or even blindness. so remember this: now is the time to get your eyes checked. eye care is important to your long-term diabetes management. see a path forward with actions and treatments that may help your eyes— and protect against vision loss. visit and take control of your sight. bnb is announcing its plan to prevent unauthorized parties over the new year's eve weekend and it turns out those reviews they matter today. the san francisco based vacation rental company released the following criteria for the holiday weekend and for a one night. >> reservation guests without a history of positive reviews on the site will be prohibited from making one night reservations on entire home listings for tonight. reservations air bnb will restrict certain local. and last minute bookings by guests
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again, without a history of positive reviews. guests to have a history of positive reviews on air bnb will not be subject to these restrictions. popcorn are one of the biggest reasons people love going to movie theaters soon. >> you won't have to go in order to enjoy the theater version because amc is going to start selling. it's popcorn through 4 new platforms including food delivery apps. it will also make the popcorn available and to go packages at theaters eventually the company plans to sell microwaveable popcorn at stores nationwide. i'm hoping that mean a lot of butter. but amc theaters now make roughly 50 tons of popcorn every day. for your health. the cancer causing chemical benzene has been found in several brands of spray deodorant. you're looking at some of them and independent lab tested 30 brands and of detected high levels of benzene and many
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batches. some of the more popular brands were old spice secret and swat off the chemical was also found an all-over body spray by victoria secret deodorant by summer's eve lab. officials say the propellant gases they use and the spray cans are probably the source of the chemical. >> next. at 5 are they scared? you bet they are. why merchants and residents famous san francisco neighborhood are rattled tonight. plus the petition circulating through the photography community this evening after a number of alarming attacks on photographers and parents might be interested in what these pediatricians have to say about the covid vaccine for kids. you know, 5 to 11. ♪ ♪ just two pills for all day pain relief. aleve it, and see what's possible. and also try alevex topical pain relief.
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residents merchants along 8 street in san francisco rattles worried about 2 shootings. >> if 3 victims of kind of a world famous corridor. and this is all in the span of just about 2 weeks. one man was killed. another person wounded in a shooting yesterday at hayden masonic. >> and back on october 22nd another person was critically injured that happened just a block away. kron four's, raureen kelly has new information on the man who was killed. >> there's a growing memorial of candles and flowers here on haight street near masonic avenue with a double shooting took place. there are many stuffed animals left behind


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