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>> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at all. >> we're learning new information tonight about a suspect's car believed to be linked to the deadly shooting of a crime for security guard as police are still searching tonight for the gunman. thanks for joining us, everybody. i'm vicki liviakis and i'm grant lodes kron 4 learned today that that car, that white car linked to the murder of kevin nishita was involved in an armed robbery in san francisco just 2 days before our guard, the shooter was shot. here's another look at the vehicle to white 2004 to 2008 acura tl 4 doors sunroof. it does not have a front license plate.
the national park service confirming to us today that the same car was used in an armed robbery within the golden gate national recreation area police have not released many details about that robbery yet, but we do know investigators from both departments are sharing information on both ongoing cases. the shooter was shot while he was working with one of our reporters in downtown oakland last week. he died from his injuries on saturday morning, a $32,500 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. a fund has also been set up for kevin. she does family a cash or check donation can be made to the kevin news she did trust at any metropolitan bank. location in person or by mail at the address you see there on your screen. the information is also on our website at kron 4 dot com. the shooter was killed in oakland last wednesday. and today the chief of that police
department spoke out after oakland's mayor libby schaff promise to reverse cuts that had been planned for the police department next year. there have been 127 as homicides in that city. so far this year and ron armstrong says that he hopes recruiting and technology will help us department tackle crime kron four's rob nesbitt has been following oakland's response to an increase in violent crimes. he joins us live in the newsroom now with more on the changes. police are asking for rob chief armstrong says crime scene video that witnesses record on their cell phones is helpful. >> but he wants more cameras permanently set up in oakland to catch criminals in the act. 2 minutes and 7 seconds of silence was chief leronne armstrong honor the 127 homicide victims in oakland this year. oakland police releasing this photo of a black toyota rav 4 that they say was involved in sunday's shooting death of eric davis at lake merritt. >> the vehicle may have a rear passenger side window that is missing has been shot out.
>> chief armstrong thank council members and mayor schaff are promising a reversal, a budget cuts to the police since the department has 70 less officers than they did at the same time last year. financial incentives will help get more officers to apply and the chiefs opinion. i think we need to make ourselves competitive. >> in this very difficult market of higher police officers across the country. >> in addition to recruitment chief armstrong says technology will help prevent and solve crime asking the city to add a surveillance camera system around oakland streets and put this is definitely behind the 8 ball because we have to go out and asked community members to bring for video. >> the chief says he's proud of the work is 676 officers are accomplishing despite the challenges shots fired at 2 officers over the weekend. tactical teams deployed during caravan burglaries. according to lieutenant frederick shave ease. >> oakland may 10 homicide arrests in november. there are a number of cases where we have identified subjects and maybe even made an arrest. but we are counting. >> charge cases as as clarence. chief armstrong says
oakland is seeing a trend of groups of people not from oakland coming into the city to commit crimes. >> and they work fast as much as 30 burglaries and one hour live in the newsroom. i'm rob nesbitt kron 4 news. thank you, rob. another big story tonight takes us to michigan where a 15 year-old has been arrested after police say he opened fire on his high school campus, killing 3 students and wounding at least 6 others, including a teacher police responded around one this afternoon to a report of an active shooter at oxford high school. it's about 30 miles north of detroit. police do not know the motive yet. and believe the youngster acted alone. the school was put on lockdown and students were later escorted to a nearby parking lot officers arrested the teenager and they say they found the gun. he used that student reportedly asking for an attorney after being taken into custody. domestic terrorism is now being used to describe experiencing a flash mob retail robbery.
>> like the ones that we've seen recently here in the bay area armed forces. made you spoke to the representative of over 200 major retailers in the state and explains why she views these crimes as terror. >> professionals in the retail shopping industry say the endless stream of flash mobs committing retail theft of the bay area has gone far beyond just having an economic impact on businesses to now striking fear and store employees and shoppers think the using the term domestic terrorism bit. >> over the top of the case like this. >> now, i would say now i wouldn't. and tell you why. the ceo of the california retailers association rachel michelin explains why she believes using the phrase domestic terror is appropriate to describe what she says is the lasting impact on someone who was behind the counter working look or the store
shopping with dozens of these suddenly appear without warning certainly you've got 90 people showing up in cars with. >> crowbars and sledgehammers you know, running into a store and committing these just brazen crimes and you think about the impact that's going to have on those employees and those consumers. i think it is it is terrorizing those people in the stores and to those employees. there has always been shoplifting. it comes with the retail territory. but michelin says california businesses have never experienced anything like this these brazen acts that we've seen did efforts that we've seen up and down the state of california know when to see not before some california politicians have been say that they're going to do something about those organized efforts and they are organized disproportionate efforts. >> and we want to go after those ranks. however, for these images. it is clear these organized theft reading seed to be leveling up in spite of the tough talk and we're making sure that we're looking at all options in an effort to encourage the
governor encourage the legislature encourage the tent attorney general, local elected him and prosecutors to work with us. i'm finding solutions to this problem so that we can put an end to it in our state has you cry on for news. a developing story tonight, a drug that could help prevent unvaccinated people infected with covid from getting severely ill. >> is now one step closer to being approved. this comes as the on the kron, a variant continues its global spread vaccine makers. give conflicting information as to whether their shot can be back. the new variant kron four's, dan kerman breaks it all down for us. >> by a narrow vote. an fda panel is given the green light to merck's molnupiravir a drug that unvaccinated people diagnosed with covid-19 can take it home to reduce their chance of getting severe disease. it will impact here will have a profound impact if we can get that, if we can get the drug. >> 2 parts of the world where
people are not don't have access to the vaccine. infectious disease specialist point out study showed the drug may only be effective. 30% of the time. but another drug pfizer's paxlovid which is yet to be approved appears to be even more effective paxlovid actually prevented hospitalizations and deaths by 89%. >> so in least in their trial looks better. the news comes as mccrone variant continues its global spread while it remains unclear how effective vaccines will be against it makers of the moderna vaccine say it likely won't work while makers of the pfizer vaccine say there's will work. the last thing that. >> we, the populace needs right now is more confusion. honest answer to this is we don't know. doctors say the data will likely prove the vaccines will continue to be effective. what's unknown is just how effective. >> we can get a mild break to infection. but you be cells and t cells. are they are
strong lines of defense against protecting you against a severe infection. >> again, doctors believe we should get some real world data about how effective the vaccines are a kron within the next couple of weeks. dan kerman kron 4 news. uncertainty surrounding that on the kron variant led to a sell off on wall street today. officials. >> raising concerns that the variant will discourage people from working, especially in person and could intensify snarls in the supply chain that have already driven up inflation experts predict inflation will now last well into next year. still health experts say the variant is not a cause for panic. he even as more cases are reported globally. we'll have much more on this issue from washington, dc will have their tonight at 5.30. in the meantime, if you'd like more info on this new variant. you can always scan this qr code here on the screen that will take you to our special coronavirus page on our website. you can learn more about the variant along
with the latest vaccine information. a lot of people trying to find that booster going to switch it up here for a moment. taking a live look outside the golden gate bridge. seems like it's warming up. >> it sure anecdotal evidence at you know, go for a walk out there. you might be sweating today this feels like a september in safford says yeah. i mean, very go all the way. the coastline that sunshine some record heat around the bay. and i think tomorrow maybe the warmest day of the week. we could see numerous records fall out there out toward the golden gate bridge. now clear up some patchy fog last night. but that offshore wind going to kick back in. we saw that as a result today and we had one record that was san jose at 73 degrees breaking the old record set back in 2008 of 72. but tomorrow we're going to see more temperatures soaring all around the bay area probably to record levels again numbers outside right now. a beautiful evening out there to go for a stroll if you want to head outside 67 in fremont, 65 degrees in little
more cooler along the coastline out to sea breeze. 58 in pacifica, 66 in downtown san francisco and still 71 for friends in cloverdale. yeah, we've got the big dome of high pressure overhead. you kind of get the sense that offshore winds in the direction. those clouds come to come out of the north, the east and back toward the coastline. that is that big dome of high pressure. the circulation around that bringing us that offshore wind that's going to settle in for tonight. that means we've got a very warm day ahead. forecast for tomorrow. in fact, these numbers by tomorrow afternoon going to be pretty toasty out there. these numbers soaring well into the 70's, even warmer than what we had today. here we go. numbers, maybe even some low 80's, i think into the santa clara valley, maybe 2 in morgan hill about 80 in concord may be the same in lemore. you get the idea of very warm temperatures. but there's also some rain in the forecast now. we'll tell you when coming up next. thanks. lauren says a number of top toe area ski resorts are delaying the opening to their season. >> some in southern california will be welcoming back skiers
and snowboarders. this weekend. snow machines are in high gear making fresh snow on big bear mountain. the resort says bear mountain and snow summit are set to open this thursday to season pass holders and open friday for that. >> general public like a winter wonderland. there. so these resorts going to be open this weekend, at least that's the plan. >> still to come tonight on kron 4 news at 5. the latest in the elizabeth holmes trial. what she said as she took the stand today for the second consecutive day. >> and what state lawmakers are doing to try to make up for the loss of time spent in the classroom due to the pandemic. plus, after being accused of using a fake covid vaccine card san jose sharks star van der kate making his first public comments since his suspension.
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>> now fully vaccinated and skating for new team for now, formsr sharks star van der cain was back on the ice today as kron four's rob fladeboe reports, cain is hoping to put some off ice controversies behind >> want >> fully vaccinated after serving a 21 game suspension for violating the nhl's covid-19 protocols van der
cain is now practicing with the minor leagues san jose barracuda. >> after being placed on waivers by the sharks on sunday after practice cain was asked whether might not be welcome in the sharks dressing room. i came into same same teammates and >> that's been said the suspension resulted from allegations came falsified. his vaccination status. it is separate investigation. the league bono evidence came gambled on hockey games. >> the former shaq also did not specifically address allegations of domestic abuse involving his estranged wife. >> go to the juicy it's always a there's never the same importance in conviction. box so they're just tales of you're
>> coming his best season with the sharks came look sharp in practice. it's not clear how long he would be with the barracuda but insists he is focused on getting himself in shape to play. that may be. >> my job. don't go i mean, have so i for you know, we go certain issues take time gives san jose. rob fladeboe kron 4 news. >> today. tiger woods held his first news conference since that horrific crash in february. one day after telling golf digest that he was done being a full-time golfer woods opened up about just how close he was to losing his life and losing his right leg. >> i'm lucky to be ill alive, but also still have the limb. i'm very, very grateful
someone upstairs was was take care of me i mean, will too. now would be here, but also to walk without prosthesis. >> wood spoke to the media for nearly 40 minutes today. he is the host of this week's pga event in the bahamas. the hero world challenge, the 45 year-old declined to answer what he remembered about the day of the incident. but when asked if he is currently in pain during that press conference. woods said yes. going to switch gears right now and talk about forecast has been delightful out there in the bay area. here's a live look from san francisco's embarcadero and you know, i was walking around the embarcadero early this morning that fog the wisps of around the buildings and really put him in a low level. yeah, a low level fog out there yet, but we're all that offshore wind that starting to kick in that fog on the fact that offshore wind going to strengthen overnight tonight we're getting ready for the warmest day of the week.
tomorrow. >> and these temperatures likely to be in the 70's. maybe the couple 80's around the bay area. so here we go. clear skies out there tonight. that's way it's going to stay overnight tonight. the one place you might see a little fog is into the dealt with that offshore wind, sometimes get some ground fog developing inland. you can see some of fog inside the delta. but for the most part looks likely to keep clear temperatures today. how about this 9 degrees above the average at 70 degrees in san francisco. oakland checking in at 69 sounds a beautiful 70 73 degrees in little more 67 conquered and 71 degrees in santa rosa. all these numbers just amazing around the bay area tonight. the models start to pick up on start to see those arrows now overnight tonight going to little blustery over the north bay hills. you see some of the gusty winds developing over the north bay later on tonight. that will be mainly above a 1000 feets down the urban areas. probably not have to worry so much. just a gentle breeze. otherwise, that offshore wind is going to see that sinking air approach the coastline. that's what's going
to warm us up for tomorrow and dry out the atmosphere as well. so tomorrow is going to be a toasty day out there. no getting around a clear and cool tonight with a bit of a breeze over the mountains tomorrow, mostly sunny and warm possibly record breaking temperatures around the bay area by tomorrow afternoon, things play out like this tomorrow i'm going to be gorgeous a joint outside. we've got some big changes in the 70's. maybe some low 80's tomorrow afternoon. then as we head toward the next few days will start to cool things down a slight chance of showers and cooler weather by next monday. all right, lawrence, to the south bay now disgraced theranos founder elizabeth holmes was cross examined today by prosecutors. >> for the past 4 days. it was her attorneys asking her questions painting a picture that she was not herself. but instead controlled by her former boyfriend, sunny balwani, who also ran theranos. she claims he sexually assaulted her and controlled almost every facet of her life. today. prosecutors made homes read private texts between the 2 in
which holmes comes office. the angry one oh, one ease attorney has denied all the allegations. meanwhile, scott peterson has been transferred to the san mateo county jail where he will await his re sentencing hearing is scheduled for next week. >> the convicted killer in his defense team are asking for a retrial to present new evidence that they say will prove his innocence. prosecutors say peterson murdered his wife lacy and dumped her body in the san francisco bay in 2002, the transfer comes after a county judge signed an order in november to have him moved from death row at san quentin prison. >> questions about the state of the economy is the latest covid variant spreads other parts of the world. the concern that it could threaten america's economic recovery. >> and on this giving tuesday we're highlighting the bay area community. it's doing its part. for almost a decade. the
tuesday after thanksgiving. here we are. >> has been recognized nationally as giving tuesday in tonight, the work of nonprofits is being highlighted. our kron four's phillipe to reports now from concord where one group has been serving the lgbtq community for more than 25 years. >> sooner rather than later. christian. the hopes to welcome people back to the rainbow community center in concord. the nonprofit
provides resources and a safe space for the lgbtq community. it has been off limits to the public during the pandemic. but the work has continue being part of the youth it really did help me to. >> you know, get their lives. a has been a fixture here for 12 years. first as a 15 year-old volunteer who could barely speak english after moving to the east bay from mexico now has an hiv outreach manager. i feel really lucky too. >> yeah. that experience and share with other people. that camera. >> coming through the door of the nonprofit reaches more than 1000 people a year all over contra, costa county providing people access to housing financial resources, clothes toys during the holidays and mental health services. adds it has been difficult meeting the public's growing needs during the pandemic. i think it is good time to get as a specifically for people that.
>> are suffering through the holidays. the nonprofit is collecting canned food items clothes and money for those in need. tuesday is a good day to give, but so is every day in concord. felecia goal. kron 4 for your help tonight. helping others apparently has its health benefits. >> researchers at ohio state university say supportive people actually have lower levels of chronic. >> inflammation after a 2 year study of more than a 1000 people. it showed a reduction of bodily systemic inflammation that can cause heart disease or cancer. so keep it up. but the love and support one love. >> coming up next, what you should know about pfizer's seeking authorization now for a younger group of children to get the booster. plus, if your kids are making a list for santa to maybe check it twice to see if items on. there are safe will be heading to a hearing on capitol hill focused on hidden holiday hazards and what is being done to try to help california's kids to have. plus valuable
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his team. physical activity. lebron has said he is fully adding in september. quote, i know i was very skeptical about it all but after doing my research and things of that nature. i felt like it was best suited not only for me but for my family and friends and that is why i decided to do it. obviously breakthrough cases happened and lebron james says fell victim to a breakthrough covid infection. it appears we'll continue to follow developments there and bring you updates as we get them. now to another big story we're following tonight at 5.30 state lawmakers held an oversight hearing today on learning loss and a drop in enrollment at california schools. it's been tough on the kids actually zavala explains what's driving the decline, how the legislature's hoping to help. >> difficult, as you can imagine, there's no question that this is the toughest time that we experienced in our lifetime, california, superintendent of public instruction. tony thurmond