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when fun time from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news heading. >> now at 8 more officers on the way more resources needed more crimes to solve oakland's police chief providing an update on his department. plus important items that were supposed to be given away for the holidays have been stolen. now an organization is asking for your help. >> and what's going on with enrollment. state leaders explaining why attendance is dropping in california classrooms. thanks for joining us for kron 4 news at 8 o'clock. i'm ken wayne. and i'm pam moore. oakland. police officials are asking the city to do more. a lot more a day after the mayor announced the reversal on budget cuts. oakland's police says his
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department needs more resources to crack down on crime. in a news conference today chief iran armstrong gave updates on the challenges his officers face and new details on some recent investigation found 4 grant lotus is joining us here in the studio. he has more on all of this grant almost like a state of the police department, a state of oakland's crime troubles. a lengthy. >> and revealing a press conference today. the chief opening up in oakland is set to get more officers set a time when retention is a big issue can hang on to these officers. today we learned the department has 70 fewer officers. then it did at the same time. just last year and that is one of several ongoing challenges. chief leronne armstrong outlined at a press conference today. >> i think we need to make ourselves competitive in this very difficult market of higher police officers across the country. >> the chief hopes to make the department more attractive by asking the city council for hiring incentives for new officers. in addition to
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recruitment chief armstrong says technology would help prevent and solve crimes. he's now asking the city to add a surveillance camera system along oakland streets. armstrong says the cameras would be a big help because his department is currently says too dependent on community members to share their video of crimes that have happened. and despite their shortcomings. the chief says he is proud of the work is 676 officers are putting in opd sharing today. they have made arrests in 10 homicide investigations this month. november opd also providing updates on the city's 127th homicide of the year. oakland police believe this was the vehicle used in the deadly shooting of eric davis, the 28 year-old man who was shot while trying to stop a car burglary near lake merritt on sunday. the vehicle there, a black toyota rav 4 missing a back window. there is a reward of $10,000 for information leading to an arrest there. meanwhile, oakland police also
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released this picture. it shows a vehicle linked to the deadly shooting of a crime for security guard kevin nishita that was last wednesday. they say this is a white 2004 to 2008 acura tl 4 doors as the sun roof does not have a front license plate kron 4 has been able to confirm with the national park service today that the vehicle used in an armed robbery that happened back on november 22nd within the golden gate national recreation area is believed to be the same car. a reward now of $32,500 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the shooting case. a fund has been set up for his family a cash or check donation can be made to the kevin issued a trust at any metropolitan bank location either in person or you can mail it in on the address. you see there. that information has also been posted to our website kron 4 dot com. pam,
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for now back to you. all right. grant, thank you. from smash-and-grab robberies to store burglaries deadly shooting site shows. >> there seems to be an increase in anxiety around the bay area given the recent illegal activity. earlier tonight we talked with author and motivational speaker mike robbins about ways to cope with stress. i think. >> most people are good at heart. and so i think for us to be honest about our fears to take precautions when we need to and trust in the goodness of humanity. even if there are things that we're seeing recently them a question that i mean, i do really believe in my core that we are all in this together. even though sometimes it feels like were separated from one another. >> he gave us these 4 techniques to cope with stress and anxiety first on how you feel be real about how you feel. focus on self-care reach out for support. something. not a lot of people do and reflect on what you're grateful for. a at an east bay. nonprofit has left workers. they're searching for
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answers as well as the need to replace the items they plan to give away for the holidays, found force. re-assess your joins us from the newsroom tonight with more on this sad story. teresa. >> it's really is a very sad situation. thousands of diapers hygiene products as well as other valuable items just ripped off stolen from the food is free salon organization and now. >> they need help so that they can help others in need. >> give these out to folks need throughout solano county another con. >> heather perine with food is free a nonprofit organization in the east. bay still can't believe what happened. but it did someone broke in and cleaned out thousands of diapers as well as some other hygiene products. all donated to help families coping with financial stress brought on by the pandemic as well as dealing with living in the bay area. we had enough stock for i think we had 40 families for a month. the ability to give that many diapers out. >> heather says to make
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matters worse. the divers were part of a collaboration. it's expensive. number one for a small organization like mine to be able to offer this in supply bank. dot org actually gifted these diapers and these because we're starting to become partners with them and looking at how we can sustainably purchased. diapers throughout the year to be able to offer to our families, have their explains while it may not seem significant to lose diapers. it is a much bigger issue. people make choices they make choices between i'm buying food or buying diapers. and if they don't have diapers, then the kids can't go to day care. they can't go to preschool. they have to have sanitary supplies to be able to go. and so this impacts the family's ability to go to work, which impacts are really to make more money to be able to support themselves. and this resource that we were able to offer to
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families is a very important piece because it's not typically provided by any aid that out there have there did receive some items tuesday to replenish their vanquished storage, but they have a long ways to go if someone were wanting to the best way to help truthfully is monetary donations because we will then purchase from supply bank and be able to buy wholesale cost. the solano county sheriff's department is investigating this crime. and heather says that they are replacing locks in trying to prove their security at the fairgrounds. in the meantime. >> if you would like to help out. another says that the best way for them is to buy in bulk to restock what was stolen. so we have put their website on kron 4 dot com. if you would like to help out. >> thank you. let's hope people do respond to that need developing tonight out of michigan. a 15 year-old boy has been arrested after police say he opened fire on his high school campus, killing 3
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students and wounding 6 others, including a teacher. kaylee be sun has the latest details. >> more than 109, 1, one calls flooding in after a suspect with a semiautomatic handgun. shoots 15 to 20 times inside oxford high school killing 3 students and injuring 8 people, including a teacher. we don't know if they were targeted. we will get to the bottom of as we get further into high school is roughly 30 miles north of detroit. >> and the community relatively small 22,000 people authorities say it took deputies 5 minutes from the first call to police to take the suspect into custody were executing a search warrant at the suspect's house. as i said, he's not cooperating at this point. suspect is a 15 year-old student of the high asked for a lawyer and was i- told by his parents not to speak with police. the undersheriff urging media and the public to stick with the facts in this case avoiding
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hearsay and social media there's a lot of stuff out there. i can't confirm whether it's true or not, ultimately he will get to the bottom'of this. >> and that was caylee. be sun reporting tonight. schools across california are facing chronic absenteeism and significant dips in enrollment state lawmakers held an oversight hearing today on learning loss and enrollment issues at california schools officials say chronic absenteeism is defined by students missing 10% or more of school. they say the percentages of that across california almost tripled compared to just 2 years ago, but presenters at the hearing noted the attendance issues likely stemmed from an increase in covid cases as well as students sticking with remote learning and older students juggling family and work responsibilities. >> we are facing and the tenants crisis every great. >> public schools additional. and charter public will tell you that issues around a
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tendon that they are concerned about what that means for the fiscal cliff going forward. >> state lawmakers also say funding should not be an issue this upcoming year. the state legislative analyst's office projects. a budget surplus that will contribute to 20 billion dollars available for education spending in the upcoming state budget. just how that money will be spent is to be debated. but addressing staffing shortages in boosting teacher. pay are being considered. >> on to covid. now a crowd variants continues its global spread. the new strain of covid has since still not been detected of the united states, at least not the doctors know. but health officials are preparing for it, saying that it is not a question of if the variant arrives, but how long it will take to be detected. there is still much we do not know about this new variant, including how severe symptoms could be. but we are getting conflicting reports about how the crowd may interact with covid vaccines makers of the moderna vaccine say it likely
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will will won't work while makers of the pfizer vaccine say there's will work, but local doctors say is really too soon to draw any conclusions. >> those announcements have created considerable confusion >> we're unfortunate. we saying that today to be fair, they probably have a profit motive in saying that because they're going to be making on the khon specific variant booster. and that would be nice if they could get one booster. >> doctors say the fact is at this time we don't know how effective the vaccines will be against this new variant, but it is likely that they will all work to some degree health experts also say they expect to have more concrete data on a crime variant and vaccines in the next couple of weeks. if you want more information on this new variant. you can scan the qr code on your screen. it will take you to our special coronavirus page on our website. you can learn more about the variant along with the latest vaccine
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information. >> coming up tonight at a domestic terrorism or a group of smash and grabs. california retailers association explains why it says they are one and the same. >> skating again after a suspension of and or cane shares his hope for his future with the sharks after several controversies off the ice. and if you thought today was nice tomorrow going to be even warmer. maybe even a record breaking. we'll talk about of mothers coming up next.
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>> lebron james has tested positive for covid-19. according to tmz, the lakers have confirmed he's in the league's health and safety protocols. he is ruled out for tonight's game against the sacramento kings. james is now placed in the league's health and safety protocols which mandates a minimum of 10 days of isolation away from his team and physical activity. lebron has said he is fully vaccinated. this is a developing story and we'll have more information as soon as it comes into our newsroom. >> in the south bay vaccinated and skating with the minor league hockey team for now, evander kane was back on the ice at practice today as kron four's rob bible tells us cain is hoping to put some off ice controversies behind him. >> want >> fully vaccinated after serving a 21 game suspension for violating the nhl's covid-19 protocols van der cain is now practicing with
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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. >> to make it about that you it's always a there's never the same importance in conviction. box so they're just tales of you know, not
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coming off his best season with the sharks came. look sharp in practice. >> it's not clear how long he will 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 so i for you know, we go certain issues take time. >> cain says he hasn't spoken to any of this former sharks teammates since the suspension asked whether he would prefer a return to the sharks or to catch on with another nhl team cain declined to say only that he has a plan and is looking forward to it in san jose. rob fladeboe kron 4 news. >> today. tiger woods held his first news conference as his horrific crash. that was back in february. one day after telling golf digest that he
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was done being a full-time golfer woods opened up on how close he was to losing his life and his right leg. >> i'm lucky to be a alive, but also still have the limb. i'm a very 3 grateful someone upstairs was was take care of me i'm able to. not only be here but also to walk without prosthesis. >> wood spoke to the media for nearly 40 minutes today as the host of this week's pga event in the bahamas. the 45 year-old declined to answer what he remembered about the day of the accident. >> now to our drought emergency tonight, the city of san jose is considering declaring a water shortage. officials are meeting right now to discuss the measure. the declaration would limit the use of water for landscaping to just 2 days a week if passed it would remain in effect until the end of next october. and in marin county, water officials there say that reservoirs are currently at just 58% of capacity normally for this
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time of year. the red reservoirs will be at 66% rain water says with a chance of rain looking low at this point. people are still being encouraged to conserve water check on our 4 zone forecast. a live look outside tonight at the beautiful golden gate bridge as we search for rain yet kron 4 chiefmeteorologist storms cano joins us now with >> warrants are same temperatures could be hitting close to it. 80. amber. yeah. we could have some records of the first day of december at a record today said in san jose. more on that in a moment. but other tonight clear skies just gorgeous weather out there all the way to the coastline. unusually warm temperatures that this that time of year things can snap back in a hurry. in fact, some long range models. we're saying we may just do that. but right now, yeah, that's an just bearing down on the bay area with those offshore winds sent temperatures soaring to 73 degrees in san jose. that was a record breaking the old record set back in 2008 of 72 well temperatures all around the bay area running above the average of his 9 degrees above normal in the san francisco at
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7069 in oakland, 73 degrees. also in livermore, 67 and cochran is 71 degrees in santa rosa. all kurdish of this big dome of high pressure that's sitting over head. and now we're getting a little bit of an offshore wind component. i think that will be really what sets us apart for tomorrow as that ridge kind of sneaks in overhead. well, all of start to see those offshore winds kicking in and that as an air sinks toward the coastline really tends to warm things up so tomorrow i think warmer than what we had today. but there's a sign of things may change show not too long after that temperatures 49 those going to be chilly 30's and 40's around the bay area. so getting cold in parts of the bay area. but by day the fda filed just a bit. these temperatures looking like something else tomorrow afternoon. well into the 70's in the may be 81 degrees in morgan hill about 75 in san jose. but some place in the santa clara valley could see temperatures up in the 80's about 74 degrees and nap and then the next few days temperatures do begin to come down return of a little sea breeze on thursday and friday. cooling slightly into the
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weekend, then maybe next monday we start to talk about rain. but even further down the line, some of the computer models. not this friday. but the following friday are paying much cooler weather, maybe snow. our local mountain to see if that works out. all right. thank you, a warning from doctors for your health tonight. this year's dominant flu strain is particularly dangerous for older adults. that's according to health experts. >> the cdc says the h 3 n 2 virus is associated with more hospitalizations and deaths in people 65 years and older this particular strain is gaining traction according to experts from the university of virginia, though it is mostly occurring among young and college age adults. >> another step forward in the fight against covid an fda advisory committee is merrily back in the new drug to fight the disease health advisors voted 13 to 10 that the benefits of the merck antiviral pill outweigh its risks. one of those risks is potential birth defects during
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pregnancy. the drug is designed to treat adults who already have mild to moderate covid if the fda does authorize the drug. it would be the first pill for patients already infected with the virus all currently authorized drugs require, i the or nge action. final approval of course, is still needed from the fda and the cdc happening tomorrow. the u.s. supreme court is preparing to hear the biggest abortion case in a generation is centers on a mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. supporters want the court to end the constitutional right to abortion which was passed in roe v wade. opponents are concerned that with the current conservative majority on the court. that is exactly what will happen. the justices are not expected to rule until next summer. if this law is overturned, though many states including texas and south dakota already have measures in place that would effectively ban abortion. still ahead tonight and they were checking in on san
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francisco street crisis response see the progress. the city says it has made since launching the program one year ago. >> and a chaotic confrontation involving hundreds of children at a trampoline park. one video from the big brawl after the break.
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>> well, look at this. a wild brawl breaking out at a tampa, florida trampoline park with an estimated 200 kids involved in the fight security at the park tried to control the violence but was overwhelmed just by the sheer numbers. most of these were teenagers. the fight later spilled into the parking lot right now. it's not clear if anybody was seriously hurt. the local sheriff's department says no arrests were made and there's no word on what started the brawl. celebrity heart surgeon doctor mehmet oz is planning to run for us senate in 2022 he will be running as a republican for the pennsylvania seat as was born in ohio and lives in new jersey. but is registered in pennsylvania. he says he was motivated to run because of what he calls government missteps during the pandemic. >> developing news tonight, cnn has suspended chris cuomo indefinitely. this comes after new details emerged about the role he played in defense of
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his brother, former new york governor andrew cuomo who resigned amid accusations of misconduct. chris cuomo told investigators he was in regular contact with his brother and collaborated on a response after the allegations were made. cnn says court documents indicate a greater level of involvement which led to the suspension. seniors are being warned to be careful while wearing jewelry outside police say there have been 2 recent deaths in san ramon and many more throughout the bay area to senior citizens for rob one near masonic park and the other along cinnamon ridge road in both cases. the victims have been walking alone. the thieves started chatting to the seniors from their car, got out and took the jewelry. no one has been injured. >> next. tonight on the news at 8 callie smash and grabs a more serious crime. one group explaining why it use these crimes as terrorism. plus, on the kron concerns heading into the holidays. how you can plan ahead in case the new variant
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causes some travel troubles and children may be looking forward to some new toys this time of year. but some of them may come with dangerous parts. a new plan from
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welcome back, everybody. our top story tonight at 8.30, domestic terrorism. that is now the phrase being used to describe the experience from those flash mob. retail robberies like the ones we've seen recently here in the bay
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area kron four's haaziq mod-yoon talk to the representative more of more than 200 major retailers in california 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. >> the best. hair is a 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
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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 was terrorizing those people in 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 or done aid 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
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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 made you cry on for news homelessness is of course, a very visible problem here in the bay area. and many of the people on the suffering from mental health and drug abuse problems. >> it has been a year since san francisco launched its street crisis response team. and today mayor london breed and city officials provided an update on the program rather than sending police officers to every situation. the crisis saying can provide a more tailored response based on the needs of the individual involved and the mayor says since the program launched a year ago. it has responded to more than 5,000 calls for help. >> as a major city. that's a very dense city. we know that their problems and challenges we have to face. but i got to say i'm so very proud and grateful to all of our public safety officials who are doing
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the work on the ground to try and keep people safe. >> the mayor also said today in the upcoming city budget. she is pushing to add hundreds of additional beds to help care for people who are suffering from mental health and drug abuse problems. >> uncertainty surrounding the on the kron very and led to a sell off on wall street this morning. officials are raising concerns that the variant will discourage people from working and intensify snarls in the supply chain that have already driven up inflation experts predict that inflation will last well into next year. still, health experts say the variant is not a cause for panic. even as more cases are reported globally says it is too early to tell if mccrone variant will affect holiday travel. but if it does, there are things that you can do to prevent travel disruptions. >> aaa recommends working with a travel agent. the agency says travel agents can help you as things continue to evolve to ch nge any travel plans or adjust any plans as needed. the agency also
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recommends getting travel insurance, especially if you are planning international troops, it also suggests getting insurance. that has a cancel at any time component and triple a recommends staying informed on current guidelines from the cdc, you know, to get updates on travel restrictions. meantime, nearly half of americans say they plan to travel over the holiday season. that's a major increase in last year when only about a 3rd of americans traveled. according to a new survey from the vacationer about 12% are expected to travel by plane and covid is still affecting travel. the survey found one out of every 3 people said they would not celebrate with an unvaccinated person. well, another 20% will celebrate if the person has a negative covid test. all right. let's switch over to the weather and take a look outside at the exploratorium on the embarcadero a little globe there. got to figure out what the name of walking
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across the street he's really need to see because changing it's like a lava lamp you could look at right. yeah. so maybe it will. >> the stickley bring kind of mesmerizing this weather we're having. i mean, seriously. i mean, these temperatures are something else 70's some 80's around the bay area. beautiful all the way. the coastline with its that time of year. >> things can snap back in a hurry. so enjoy it while we have tonight clear night going to be cold out there to overnight lows going to be the 30's in the 40's. want to show you this long range computer model. this is called the gfs and the showing quite a different scenario with the weather ahead right now you can see high pressure up above all the rain headed up and pacific northwest and up into canada were left dry. watch what happens as we go through time here that ridge holds on through friday. and the weekend, too, although begins to break down a little bit. and then as we head into early next week. all of a sudden you get this dropping over that ridge. so if this works out, we've got a chance of showers on monday. and then after that
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looks like behind that maybe even a colder system developing coming in and possibly as early as the following thursday and behind that. if you're really believe these models how about this? we could be talking about some snow down on top of our mountains by the following friday so things can change in a hurry right now looks like it's going to be a nice day tomorrow. so get out there to enjoy beautiful weather temperatures in the 60's in san francisco, 70 degrees downtown about 17 over donna. inside the bay 75 in millbrae 76 in burlingame get the idea these numbers running well above the average, maybe even some 80's into the santa clara valley temperatures in the east bay also going to be running up. well in the 70's. i think in many spots, little bit on the hazy side. but likely going to see a few records broken by tomorrow afternoon with all the warm weather outside. but as i said, things can change in a hurry, temperatures going to cool down thursday and friday, chance of showers as we head toward next monday. still ahead tonight at 8 o'clock after weekend of giving thanks and grabbing some shopping deals. it's time to share.
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>> the bay area is celebrating giving tuesday. but first it is time to start making a plan for 2022 tickets are about to go on sale for some of the year's biggest events when you will be able to buy so you don't get left behind. that's coming up.
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♪ call one eight hundred, eight million ♪ >> the tickets for the 2022 bottle. rock music festival in the napa valley will go on
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sale next week. has even though the lineup has not been announced yet. >> the festival is set to return to his traditional calendar spot on memorial day weekend. the event this past year was pushed to labor day. you might remember because of the pandemic presale for napa residents begins next. monday, holiday presale will be available to the general public next tuesday starting at 10 o'clock in the morning for the most anticipated movies of the year is selling out its opening night across the country. fans, flooded tickets eyes to save their spot for. >> spiderman. no way home when it opens websites such as fandango and amc were backed up and crashed as moviegoers rush to buy. spiderman is expected to be the highest grossing movie of 2021 was experts saying it could be the first film of the year to top a 100 million dollars at the box office. >> presale tickets have already smashed the 2021 record and prepandemic records with the latest spiderman movie already outperforming presale tickets for avengers endgame, which is the second highest grossing movie of all
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time. spiderman. no way. home hits theaters on december 16th adele is settling down in las vegas. a british pop star announced her residency at caesars palace today. the show weekends with the dow will run from january through april. we'll take a little work and a lot a lot to get some tickets. so the tickets will only be sold to people who register for ticketmaster's verified fan program. only some who register will be given a code to purchase the tickets. everyone else will be out of luck. >> coming up in sports. the usf are red hot and unbeaten to start the season. sports director jason dumas tells us how the
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allowance on 2021 gmc sierra light duty crew cab models when you finance through gm financial. we are professional grade. gmc >> for almost a decade. the tuesday after thanksgiving has been recognized nationally as giving tuesday today and tonight, the work of nonprofits is being highlighted forcefully to go reports 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 really did help me to. >> you know, get their life. a has been a fixture here for 12
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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 a 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 news. >> local and international
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charities are making it easier to give by bringing charity vending machines to shoppers. here's some video of one of the machines at rockefeller center in new york. anyone visiting the tree can stop and make a donation instead of buying a snack or so from the machine with the swipe of a credit card supporters can select to donate items to a charity of their choice. people can select from more than 30 items ranging from 5 to $250. >> what this does is it takes concept where i can go and buy something for somebody across the world, whether it's clean water, boil it or hygiene kits are. >> even a baseball game for young kids to go to yankee stadium so here in rockefeller center, the center of world. reaching out to the world. >> 9 additional us cities are hosting giving machines through the end of the year, including here in the bay area. the giving machine is located in the east bay at the oakland, california temple. that's a mormon temple in in the hills. details are on our website at kron. 4 dot com.
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>> some lawmakers say it's time to take action to protect children from those small parts that can be in toys which children can accidentally swallow the american academy of pediatrics says it confirmed 3500 small batteries were swallowed in 2020 and it says the true total is likely much higher since it is not required to record or report these cases. and now some lawmakers want to change that. they introduced a bill to require new toy warnings and other changes. makes specht that to be a hazard. make sure holidays are really a time of joy. >> not rashly. >> the u.s. consumer product safety commission just released its annual trouble in toyland report. it found emergency rooms treated nearly 200,000 toy-related injuries last year. >> and now kron 4 sports from the 18 t fiber sports desk.
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>> oh, man, do we have a good one brewing in the valley of the sun. the warriors in phoenix taking on the suns right now. suns are up 80 to 78. remember, these are the 2 teams with the best record in the nba warriors 18 2 sons 17 3 have a feeling is going to be a wild, wild finish, of course, at 9. we'll have all your highlights to the college ranks now one of the best college hoops programs on the young season is right here in the bay usf men's hoops team is off to its best start in 45 you know, the dons are one of just 20 and be in teams left in the entire nation. that's thanks in part to a veteran duo in the backcourt senior. jean marais. oh yea and kelly osha, bad. yeah. is the leading scorer in the wcc head coach todd golden says he led his team to good start before. but and minute that this year something feels different.
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>> some of our winds. we've had really good. i think that in the past couple years we've these good start. we had played his high level competition. but you a b davidson nevada. all those winds are going to go a long way for us over the course of the season. so i feel like that along with that of guys that we have program. it feels different. i think it is different. we're taking a day, but really enjoy each having a fun time to practice every day. having a fun time competing. and we're just really just trying to get lost in the moment that way. it's a great group to be around great group to coach our staffs really enjoying it. and we're just taking it day by day, looking for to, you know, be on saturday. >> sharks in dirty jurors taking on the devils. i can say that i'm from philly. second period sharks up 2 to nothing logon to tour to tea momeyer myers having a great season. he's a young guy. huge future had 2 goals. 3 nothing. this moments later, erik karlsson from close range. that makes it 4 to nothing 5, 2, we'll head to strong island next to take on the new york islanders on thursday. but the
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warriors you how avoid that is going down to a a. >> a big ending >> course, we'll have all the highlights. hopefully they can pull it out. >> maybe a preview of the western conference finals yeah. they they've been 2 best teams in entire league by pretty significant margin. i think. >> 3rd best team is utah jazz, but they're like 5, 6 games back. yeah, was just telling can all she was next and just eyeball. it. coming up after the break, the tips you need to make sure you're taking home the perfect christmas home the perfect christmas tree. ♪ don't worry mom, we'll be there soon. "we?!" is this "the one". well... let's say i found the one who takes me to another level... always stays calm under pressure. most importantly, the one that helps me discover the coolest places.
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a tree lot. but because of the drought and wildfires this summer. the number of trees available might be in short supply. >> all the trees, you know, obviously they're not used to getting a 110 degree weather. you know, i up there for a week straight. >> and then the week after that, it was like 98 in up with a with a win. that's just the absolute worst thing for these christmas trees. so. >> the christmas trees brought so lots are grown specifically to hold their needles. but there are some ways you can test to see if the tree it's worth bringing home. so here's some advice for selecting your tree. first to grab a branch with thumb and forefinger and pull it down. gently. >> if you end up with a handful of needles that that that means the tree is past his prime. you can also crushed the needles in your hand and then check the scent if the tree does not smell fresh. don't buy it. also bounce the tree by holding it a few inches above the ground and then dropping it. if the outer needles fall off. it's not a good sign and make sure the trees truck fits your stand because cutting away the
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bark from the tree will strip the tree of the later layer which actually absorb the water so that happens. your tree mole said law. >> i want to see bouncing a tree in the parking that tree line just get one of those short hurley charlie rangel story. little haha wraps it up for us at 8 o'clock. vicki and grant are here to continue a primetime news coverage don't have that issue. if you just have a fake tree right so it is totally brown and the firefighters want a light it up to do their annual like their what not to working out a thanks them, here's what we're working on next. coming >> to add 9. we're hearing from members of a heartbroken family. they're searching for answers tonight after a loved one was killed while trying to stop a car break in tonight. we'll hear from eric davis's family for the first time as police release a new clue in the hunt for his killers. and
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after dozens of thieves ransack a walnut creek in north the city is considering investing millions to increase security downtown. we're going break down how the mayor wants to spend the money. those stories and more coming up on kron 4 news at 9.
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at so we're hoping for the to twos. >> that step up share what you know, if you saw anything that day. i know you're. >> now at night searching for answers in yet another senseless murder tonight. the family of a man killed for trying to stop a car break-in. it's going public as new clues are released in the search for his killer. thank you for joining us tonight on kron 4 news at 9. i'm grant lotus and i'm vicki liviakis tonight the family of 28 year-old eric davis is holding a vigil to remember his life. just days after he was shot and killed at lake merritt. first jonathan mccall talk to the family this afternoon has details on possible clues. yeah, you know what the family, as you just heard, his cousin say anyone with any type of information. >> they're begging them basically to just come forward to share anything that they may know tonight, oakland police are hoping anyone may know where to find this toyota rav 4. this is a picture put out by oakland police tonight.


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