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at known. >> and now at 9. the recent spike in covid cases is causing huge demand for testing and before a gathering for christmas and for the new year's parties. a lot of people are scrambling to get tested. good evening, everyone. i'm catherine heenan and i'm dan thorn. many americans are facing the possibility that they'll have to cancel their plans. >> altogether as the number of testing opportunities dwindles ahead of this weekend to know ford has more on the new hot item for the holidays. >> this holiday season. the hottest commodity just might be a covid test last week and got a negative test. >> and before traveling for the holiday. i want to get its another to make sure across the country sold out signs were at home tests. normally sit in pharmacies. >> and long lines wrapped around testing centers. i'm here in our early. yeah. because you have to do what you got to do is the latest supply chain really hard to find anyone that does covid testing facilitated by a mix
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of holiday travel family gatherings and the rapid surge of covid cases filled by the new omicron variant faced with a high demand. some sites of up the price of testing to nearly $400 for those paying out of pocket. the issues trickling down to labs task processing the samples and sending out results feel like right now the system is overwhelmed. we just actually got a call from one of the major labs that they got. >> they are so overwhelmed. they wanted us to send a list of how many pcr as we said yesterday. so that's how disorganized it is. tuesday. president joe biden rolling out a plan to set up federal testing across the country and then half a billion at-home test kits to those who want them with delivery starting in january. >> we begin in these checks to americans for sri. will have websites where you can get them delivered to your home. but that relief will come in time for people wanting to see loved ones for christmas and new year's state leaders now trying to help and new york efforts to increase the number of testing sites this week.
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>> and in california, governor gavin newsome has vowed to extend testing hours and hand out test kits to students at every public school. you know, fort news nation. >> the cdc has shortened the required isolation period for health care workers who test positive for covid the agency now says workers can return to work 7 days after testing positive instead of 10 that isolation time can be cut even further. if there are staffing shortages. and the cdc also says health care workers who have gotten their booster shot do not need to quarantine at all. even if they've been exposed to covid. this comes as the looming surge of covid cases is expected to put new stress and the countries health care system. to the north by now for our coronavirus coverage. sonoma county. >> is now mandating booster shots for certain workers. those workers will include school employees emergency medical workers, pharmacy workers. they will have to get a booster by february first as
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of now, county workers to either have to be vaccinated or undergo regular testing studies indicate that while the omicron variant might not make people as sick a booster vaccine is still likely necessary to maintain an immune response to the virus. a san francisco restaurant decided to close its stores because of covid, at least for now. the owners of the cost because saba restaurants say that they're hoping customers will understand this temporary move the restaurant had been requiring people to show proof of having had a booster before getting in. it is one of the few restaurants in the bay area. taking those extra safety measures. and on kron 4 dot com. you can get the latest covid news, including the president's plan to tackle. >> the winter covid surge. you can just scan the qr code on your screen there and you'll be directed to our website. kron 4 dot com. >> happening now, getting home for christmas. that's been a real problem for thousands of
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people today because of covid delta and united airlines had to cancel hundreds of flights across the country for christmas eve and christmas day. >> well, the reason is covid related staffing shortages sfo having those cancellations and delays flashing on their flight. bortz kron four's rob nesbitt tells us how travelers are reacting. >> the travelers i spoke to say that they got a text alert on their phones, letting them know that the omicron variant is to blame for canceling their christmas eve flights. >> from security lines to checking luggage. patrick schuler went to the motions at sfo to make it home in time for christmas for one to make my mom happy. he was ready for a hectic day of travel back home to new jersey. but he was not prepared for the alert he received from united text message this morning saying that my flight was canceled earlier and then they reschedule me for now. so i'm hoping i can get out now. delta and united airlines both had to cancel hundreds of flights because of the new variant of covid-19 united releasing a statement saying, quote, the nationwide spike in
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omicron cases this week has had a direct impact on our flight crews and the people who run our operations as a result, we've unfortunately had to cancel some flights and are notifying impacted customers in advance of them. coming to the airport. airlines have been doing a great job. just managing the checkin lies airport duty manager and the wind expects that around 54,000 travelers will depart from sfo christmas eve, but not everyone is boarding on schedule by midday. the flight boards were flashing 77 delays and 37 cancellations. when recommends travelers take proactive steps before leaving for the airport. definitely check with the airlines. make sure your flight is on time if there's any changes to your departure times and give yourself a lot of time. so you're not rush incumbent trying to get through here. according to win the majority of cancellations at sfo where united flights, both united and delta say they're working to rebook as many passengers as possible to get them to their destinations on time. it said would you like to reschedule. this is the flight that we're going to put you on. and i was like, sounds good. omicron is that the only reason for flight
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cancellations. delta says they canceled flights because of covid as well as the possibility for bad weather rain here on the west coast and snowstorms on the east coast. i'm rob nesbitt kron. 4 news. >> well, in addition to the united and delta airlines canceling a number of flights jetblue had to cancel more than 50 of their flights today across the country, which is about 5% of its overall schedule alaska airlines also experiencing delays and cancellations because of omicron in the past 2 days they've had to cancel nearly 30 flights. >> all right. time to take a look at the 4 zone forecast as we get this, a pretty view of coit tower and san francisco kron four's erica caturay joining us now with a look at what to expect a erica. hey, good evening. while heavier rain is on the way right now. not too much action east bay. we do see a couple of wet just near livermore looking wet over there. >> and then also in real this time. but if you look in the san jose area looking pretty quiet right now. that won't be
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the case tomorrow morning peninsula. also looking dry seeing some light showers out here though. the green san francisco also looking quiet as well as the north bay. now the north bay is going to get hit first with the system that will be approaching. so let's take a look at future cast here. this is around 6.30 tomorrow morning. you can see it starts to enter this front. heavy downpour here. this is around 9 o'clock still in the north bay marine county getting those showers and this system will continue to shift southwards. you could see some thunderstorms with this as well. and here just after 1230 tomorrow. seeing a moderate even heavy showers popping up in the east bay as well as the peninsula and the south bay gets that around 2 o'clock tomorrow it will continue to be wet throughout the evening with pop up showers after that. and we could possibly even see some gusting out in the higher elevations in the
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bay area tomorrow. winds will also pick up in the morning as well. our temperatures will be in the upper 40's to low 50's across san francisco along the peninsula here 54 and a half moon bay as well as in millbrae tomorrow, 55 in redwood city, south bay looking low 50's for morgan hill, 54 for campbell 53 out in milpitas tomorrow looking at 50 for livermore too. thin knoll here cooler in orinda at 48 tomorrow 49 in moraga. >> as well as pittsburgh 54 our high in vacaville tomorrow and in the north bay 47 for santa rosa and 51 for a daytime high in petaluma. we're talking about all this rain not just tomorrow but sunday as well. and even through a tuesday, we've got some rain chances in the bay area. >> still welcoming the right, right. absolutely. good weekend for hanging out and having hot chocolate open gifts and just enjoy.
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definitely going circa. crews are working for hours to clear a crash and an oil spill on 6 ad and fremont which happened early this morning. there's big rig was filled with overturned and it shut down the freeway forcing hundreds of people to evacuate their homes. kron four's. gayle ong reports. >> first responders and a hazmat crews spent much of christmas eve cleaning up 6.80 in fremont after about 7900 gallons of gasoline still into a storm drain and retention pond. >> much of the fuel that was on board that tanker trailer. spill out. and so the cleanup has been there's been, you know, it's it's very detailed before this big rig overturned officer tyler hahn with the california highway patrol says the truck was involved in a crash with a stalled suv that spun out of the driver did makes and the base of. >> movement. you know, apply.
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the brakes tried to swerve. but unfortunately still collided with that. that vehicle that was within the road. all happening before 05:00am friday just south of auto mall parkway. the gasoline prompted the evacuation for about 100 homes. i came out of snow. the >> it's not like a told us a little bit. this came as a really surprising that this was the right you know, sharma got a text from his neighbors around 06:00am when a was that back wait. we just stayed in because i don't think we were impacted. i think the people next to the highway. >> we're more on the other side of the wall. anthony grosse home out of the corner. >> direct you away. from area to produce cars and 700 my my house. tanker spilled over. >> the evacuation order was lifted in the afternoon, officer hans, as wet roads may have been a factor in the crash. the driver of the big break suffered minor bruising to his face traffic was slow going as several agencies responded alameda county fire
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fremont fire department of fish and game and caltrans all working to clear the scene in fremont. gayle ong kron 4 >> the napa county sheriff's office says that a body that was found does appear to be that of crystal mccarthy who had been missing for more than a week a sheriff's deputy spotted a woman's body in the river near the 3rd street bridge in that by yesterday, an autopsy is scheduled for next week. mccarthy's boyfriend who reported her missing says she was last seen near the napa river 10 days ago. police also found mccarthy's boots and other personal items near the river in the south bay tonight, morgan hill police believe that day have arrested a man who they say killed a woman in the executive in on conditt wrote on wednesday. >> police say when they arrived on the scene, the victim was unconscious and was found in a room on the lower level of the she was taken to the hospital where she later died during their investigation. police found a
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man who they believe is responsible. william sutherland. he was there on the scene. he has now been booked into the santa clara county jail. >> santa rosa. police are asking for the public's help in finding a 13 year-old girl. her name is sophia glenn. the dock us police say that she left her home and the area of summerfield road and gulfview court last sunday. she maintained foco contact with her family until 2 days ago. sophie is described as 5 foot 4 weighing about a 100 pounds. if anyone has information they're being asked to call santa rosa police chp is investigating tonight a freeway shooting that injured a driver overnight in danville, kron four's haaziq madyun has the latest on that investigation. >> buy that car to car incident on 6 ad leads to flashing lights traffic grinding to a halt and first responders on the scene late thursday night responded to a call of a shooting on or about the city north of wrote that
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is where chp officer it give a go says a male driver and female passenger were traveling. the black nissan rogue around 02:00pm when the shooting occurred. no suspect vehicle pull off alongside that he saw a lot of the suspect vehicle fired multiple rounds in the direction of the investigators say several bullets pierced the nissan and will did the male driver. driver of the nissan was transported to a local hospital and yes, suspected critical injuries. female passenger was uninjured. >> friday at 06:00pm marks the beginning of the california highway patrol maximum enforcement period over the christmas holiday weekend. ending sunday at around midnight. in addition to looking for drivers under the influence chp officers who are seeking any leads to help them find the unknown shooter. in this case officer vega says investigators are asking for the community's help. please
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call a chp, but just be a good witness if you can provide a license plate. a good description of let us know if you have any other information about this shooting. the california highway patrol would like to hear from. has it made you cry on for news. >> and the north bay petaluma police arrest a man who they say was driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting arrest. police say a traffic collision that happened in the area of lake ville highway in casa grande wrote on tuesday led them to arrest a man they suspect named federico murali sue was then threatening officers during that course of the records check revealed that he was on probation. and murali says now in jail in sonoma county. >> san francisco city supervisors have approved the mayor's state of emergency plan for the tenderloin district this plan is addressing the drug overdose crisis that is taken over the neighborhood kron four's. camila barco has the story. >> city officials say they are going to take care of the drug overdose problem in san francisco. the city is now
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able to open a treatment center in the tenderloin area. they also plan to crack down on people who refused to get help for substance abuse issues. now, this is all part of mayor london breed. state of emergency in the tenderloin neighborhood. the declaration allows the city to set up a treatment side for people with a drug addiction. they can go receive services and treatments and city officials say the people abusing these drugs have the option to go to that service center. but if they refuse mayor breed says that they are looking at the pissibility of going to jail. she says this plan is going to happen in 3 phases. and the idea is to make the neighborhood safe and healthy for not only the community but for the people dealing with their drug addictions. this is a place that we can pull people in. >> get them warm and dry get them fed and and and have connected to all of the many, many services and resources that the city has city
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officials say an average of 2 people a day are dying of drug overdoses in san francisco. >> and most of those are happening in the tenderloin or so many neighborhoods. now it's unclear when the treatment center is going to open. however, mayor breed says that the emergency declaration. >> helps speed up the process. she says it can be set up in as fast as 2 to 3 weeks in the newsroom. camila barco kron 4 news. >> one person was killed on interstate 5 in los angeles this morning following a multi vehicle pileup at least 9 cars, including 2 big rigs were involved in the collisions that happened around 8 o'clock this morning. firefighters had to extricate people from their vehicles because they were trapped inside. one person died at the scene. 3 others were taken to area hospitals. the pileup shut down 3 lanes of the freeway for several hours while police worked and investigated. also in los angeles. authorities identifying a teenage girl who was killed when an officer's bullet pierced through a fitting room wall. it happened
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when police were firing at an assault suspect inside a store. >> reporter nancy loo has the latest. >> a last minute christmas eve closure is greeting last-minute holiday shoppers at the burlington store in north hollywood and many are aware of the tragic police shooting on the second floor just yesterday when we came to get they need minute shopping. we never think that weekend the have involve unknowns and vote in any of these kinds divisions of. >> is the this something. >> i can believe it. the la pd and other agencies are now unraveling the chain of events and the deadly response and employee who wants to remain anonymous saw a man assaulting a woman before he was shot and killed by police suspect attacked the customer and front of me here. >> dropped or and hitter with the chain. and he sent it to the hospital. responding officers fired multiple rounds when they encountered the man who appeared to be armed with a heavy metal object. he was
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shot and killed. but then a store canvas uncovered tragedy. we found a hole in the wall. >> and behind age, the dry wall solid wall that you can't see behind. we went behind it. it turned out to be the dressing room of there. and what we did is we were able to locate a 14 year-old female who was found deceased in that dressing room. the teen killed had been trying on clothes while christmas shopping with her mother. i can imagine, you know, her just like nothing coming shopping for christmas. >> and then, you know, she gets killed. >> the woman initially attacked by the suspect remains hospitalized. we don't know if there's any type of. >> connection or relationship between the woman that was assaulted who was transferred to the hospital and the suspect. >> they were just christmas shopping. you know, trying on clothes, maybe what to wear tonight. you know, because of the community. we celebrate tonight. so i mean, just, you know, walking away with her dead daughter. it's it's very sad.
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>> that was reporter nancy loo. coming up, the fda has approved the world's first injection to protect against hiv. also want former president donald trump is saying about covid vaccines and why it's getting a big reaction. kron 4 celebrating remarkable women in the bay area and we need your help to share their stories. if you know a woman making a difference in her community. you can nominate her for a chance to be awarded woman of the year. you can enter your nominations some get details on kron. 4 dot com.
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>> for your health. the fda has approved the world's first injection to protect against hiv. >> it's a vaccine called apretude patients would get a shot once every 2 months. a lot of patients. now take a daily pill called prep. it does reduce the risk of getting hiv as much as 99%. but the effect of does drop dramatically if instructions are not followed right to the letter. the injection is considered an effective and probably easier alternative. >> former president donald trump is talking about covid vaccines who says they work that people who are getting sick of the people who. >> do not take the vaccine. trump says he does not agree with mandates, but does believe that being vaccinated is very important. >> the vaccine is one of the greatest achievements of
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mankind. we would have had in 1917. remember the spanish flu killed perhaps a 100 million people. actually, it ended the first world workers. the soldiers was a lot of people don't know that the soldiers got so sick. it was a terrible thing there was no vaccine know anything. i came up with the vaccine with 3 vaccines. all are very, very good. >> of course you might remember trump contracted the virus while still in was briefly hospitalized. >> coming up. people are making their way to their holiday destinations on this christmas even more monitoring the roads for you and while we may see some rain this weekend in the bay area up in the sierra there going to be looking at that unrelenting snow and a former san francisco employee and recovering drug addict is sharing his thoughts and mayor breed's emergency declaration in the tenderloin and the omicron, the grinch hits the kids and families days before christmas. how travelers
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the classic hollywood story. we meet the hero, the all-new nissan frontier hero faces seemingly impossible challenge. tension builds... the plot twist the hero prevails in hollywood, this would be the end. but our here, we are just getting started. introducing the all-new nissan frontier.
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>> what was supposed to be a christmas weekend spent with family and friends not turning out that way. for some people. a lot of them are making last-minute changes to their plants. and spoke to one traveler who says that his family was. >> planning on getting on a plane to new york but had to change those plans drastically when his sister tested positive for covid. >> christmas. 2021 was supposed to be somewhat
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normal. very scared to be fine. to be i'm glad to see everyone looks pretty messed up with the omicron variant surging across the country. it's a wrap for many holiday plans right up until tuesday night. >> i was heading to new york city for 2 to spend the holiday with my sister and my nephews and my family. but then it all got canceled. she she was tested positive for covid todd salen lives in champagne and he was excited and ready to spend the holiday with his family. again. this was my most plan to christmas ever. sarah. >> i had all of my gifts bought november. first. i have them all wrapped up by thanksgiving. i had them all mailed by the saturday after thanksgiving and all received a week later. so i i was the most organized ever. his sister lives in new york city where right now covid cases are on the rise in a tough fewe weeks. >> but it will only be a few weeks omicron has come on real fast. >> but it will be over soon. many people are testing positive for the virus, including salen sister. so
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when he got the call, he says he really wasn't all that surprised. well, i guess i guess we're used to it. the difference today versus last year. last year we knew that right. the plans are likely to be changed 2 weeks ago it looked like things were going to be relatively normal. >> all this happened or so last minute, i mean, you have to to tuesday morning. we're going tuesday night. we words. >> so it's to that's the way the world is. but one of these one of these years. we're going to be back too. just what i'll call a relative leads normal christmas for us to celebrate. talen says his family is planning to get together. virtually he says he knows he isn't the only one having a change of plans this year. >> so he says it's important to be a good neighbor and friend this holiday and make sure everyone is feeling the love. >> that was sarah lehman reporting for us tonight. a covid-19 outbreak is taking place on a florida based cruise ship for the 3rd time
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this week. carnival says an undisclosed number of passengers and crew aboard it freedom cruise line became infected as a result, the ship was denied entry to bonaire and aruba some 2500 passengers are on board with a crew of just over a 1000. it's now set to return to miami on sunday and at the same time, the state of florida reports a record high daily number of new covid-19 cases totaling almost 32,000 despite coming from the highly contagious omicron variant. >> if you're heading to lake tahoe for christmas travel could get very dangerous, very messy over the next few days. storms could bring up to a 10 feet of new snow on the sierra through the weekend that could lead to major delays and road closures. drivers as always being urged to be ready with chains and emergency kits and just stay off mountain roads of possible altogether.
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>> yeah. we've already gotten a couple feet of snow out in the sierra. here are some of our totals just from today. diamond peak 36 inches sugar bowl. a couple of feet of snow there in homewood mountain about 20 inches of snow today. there is an avalanche warning that will be in effect. it was actually extended through monday because of the heavy snowfall and very windy conditions. not a good time to be traveling out to the sierra this elevations over 7,000 feet. a 7,000 feet expected to get 7 feet of snow by sunday past that even more accumulating with the sierra ridge gusts hitting 100 miles per hour. lower elevations up to 40 miles per hour. so here's a look at our temperatures out there. these next few days and notice the change there from tomorrow's high time monday freezing 24 degrees. by then here in the bay area. we might see some
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gusting in the very high mountains and the higter elevations like mount diablo believe the elevations about 3,000 feet. we could see a little bit of snow maybe even some hail and some parts of the bay area. but here we see that system that will hit come early morning tomorrow by 1045 here that system passes through the north bay. and then you see here heavy rain and san francisco in the peninsula as well as the east bay and then it shifts through the south bay in the afternoon just before 3 o'clock. this is what we're picking up on a satellite and radar winds are also going to increase tomorrow morning as well. by 8.30, notice some pop rain cells here, moderate showers on and off. so here's our 7 day extended forecast. we do have a chance of pretty much every day through wednesday of next week. and then those temperatures dipping down for overnight lows into the 30's.
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there. so yeah, just have your umbrella in hand this weekend. back to you. hey, erica. and you can, of course, stay with kron 4 for the latest on the stormy weather. you can scan that qr code. >> we'll take you right to our website. kron 4 dot com. you'll find the latest information on the storm, including live radar and any road closures and flooding in your area. some people are calling it a turning point in an epidemic and they're talking about mayor breed's plan to declare a state of emergency in san francisco's tenderloin which the plan has been given the green light and the mayor is aiming to use the authority to get drug addicts into treatment and if not, they could go to jail. kron four's ella sogomonian has reaction from a former city employee. >> and drug addict who has since recovered. >> there are >> and to knows and best and most men in the dissent. sorry for >> with that san francisco
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mayor london breed's state of emergency for drug overdoses in the tenderloin has passed supervisors in support of the plan. hope it will cut through red tape to more efficiently help the district's drug users who are a danger to themselves and the families living in the area tom wolf spoke in the public comments he fell victim to drug use himself while working for the city of san francisco. bottom line is that most people that are on the street don't even know where they can go. >> to start the process to access truck treatment. so it hasn't been promoted on the street. >> after serving time he has since recovered and most recently served instead on the city's drug task force wolf, who got sober in jail believes that the state of emergency as a step in the right direction. assuring accountability is key. there's a subset. >> people living on the street that require intervention. i required intervention. to get off the street and that intervention, you know, came through law enforcement is that the ideal way, not necessarily but is law
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enforcement going to play a role and do they need to play a role. absolutely. they do well. stresses california needs to expand a statewide subsidize drug treatment and housing program. >> until then, he says leaving addicts in the street to continue using and being tempted by dealers is not an option. he believes that this plan will include much more than policing. >> while police are going to play a role. this is really a public health declaration to ask for additional help and services and to be able to fast track additional help and services for people that are struggling with homelessness for people that are struggling with addiction. >> wolf hopes this new plan will include more opportunities for recovery. the rehab and drug treatment and in turn will reduce harm to not only the addicted but the entire tenderloin community. >> that was also the money and reporting for us tonight. still ahead, the christmas package thief, another porch pirate who turned out to be. what a little dog. and don't
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forget to join us on kron four's we ring in the new year. grant lotus. i'm justine waldman will be counting us down, we're told grand jurors got tux. i it's the bay. area's only live fireworks show the party starts >> 11:30pm on new year's eve only on kron 4.
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>> this year will long be remembered as a year of the space race. that's right. earthlings. we're trying to
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get closer and closer to the first manned mission to mars in the future. we watched as billionaire is and movie stars and even a few ordinary civilians journey to the edge of space. >> markie. martin has a look back. >> and it was off to the races for space travel. >> in 2021. >> not without some trial and error first that december blast was the first of 4 explosions from elon musk's space x. all part of an unmanned series of launch tests for its starship design to eventually carry humans. those launch tests igniting an investigation from the faa over environmental and other safety concerns. they eventually had a successful test met with other everyone. what looking at is the or. >> from our perspective, this fall space x cent for amateurs to space for 3 days. hey,
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guys, thanks for joining here on crew dragon, one of its crew members. a former saint jude patient sharing her experience with current saint jude kids >> just what you can but the summer of 2021 was rife with space trauma as billionaires. richard branson and jeff bezos hustle to make eheir commercial space tayeb use. originally virgin galactic. sir richard branson had planned to launch at a later date. but quickly changed his mission time after amazon founder jeff bezos announced plans for a july lift off, though the 2 never admitted it was a race branson beat bezos by 9 days with a message from my crew upon landing very case.
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>> bezos may have reached the edge of space. later. >> but some would say his journey came with more flair for his first flight. he invited 82 year-old aviation pioneer wally funk, one of the mercury 13 women who received astronaut training back in the 60's but never made it to next up, a member of the starfleet getting a real chance at space flight is all business 55 years after star trek's debut captain kirk reached the edge of space at 90 william shatner becoming the oldest person to make it to the final frontier but you get the is the most profound pumped. >> so. filled with emotion. >> this month. blue origin marked its 3rd human spaceflight in plans to do more in the new year. virgin
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galactic has big ambitions to the company says it will offer paying customers a space plane ride next year at roughly 250,000 bucks a pop. meanwhile, nasa and space x teamed up this year to plan america's next lunar mission now slated for 2025, the head of nasa warning that china could make it their first summer linked to plea confirmed space x also shot off more than 50 satellites into orbit with the goal of improving internet in underserved areas around the world. space endeavors made headlines in may. the world watched in wonder as a chinese rocket fell uncontrollably to earth later. china's space agency claimed most of it burned up in the atmosphere and fell into the indian ocean ended september, former president trump's space force deployed on its first foreign mission in the arabian peninsula. finally in october.
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the russians returned from the international space station after a 12 day orbit shooting the first ever feature film in space. >> coming up next, a busy christmas weekend to for the movies will have ♪ i see trees of green ♪ ♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪ (music) ♪ so i think to myself ♪ ♪ oh what a wonderful world ♪ the classic hollywood story. we meet the hero, the all-new nissan frontier hero faces seemingly impossible challenge.
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tension builds... the plot twist the hero prevails in hollywood, this would be the end. but our here, we are just getting started. introducing the all-new nissan frontier.
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but our here, we are just getting started. going to be scaling down its new year's event in times square. of course, because of covid the fully vaccinated
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crowd will be limited to roughly 15,000 people luckless than the usual crowds of nearly 60,000. everybody has to wear a mask have proof of vaccination. the changes, of course, because of recent spikes in covid cases in new york city and neighboring new jersey. >> well, there are also so many movies that are coming out for the holiday break and one is starring denzel washington, another. he also directed. and here's dean richards movie reviews for the weekend. >> dear jordan. the moment i met your mother. i knew she was the one. he is not exactly my type is second batch of new movies in theaters for the holiday. is the 4th directed by oscar winner denzel washington. it stars. former sexiest man alive. michael b, jordan. an ash tree shante a journal for jordan is the true story of the unlikely meeting in romance of the new york times editor and first sergeant charles monroe king.
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>> despite obstacles. it's clear that they're soul mates completely devoted to each other and ultimately their newborn son. but their love and their new life together has to be balanced with his devotion to his men, his duty and his deployment to iraq where he keeps a journal intended first little man in case anything happens to him. a journal for jordan is an old fashion tear story about family and responsibility. some will dismiss it as holiday schmaltz. i don't. it's a touching story and a good alternative to the special effects. palou says dominating the multiplexes right now. it's definitely sentimental and definitely uplifting with no shortage of michael b jordan shirtless scenes. it's a dean's list. be in theaters only. also from denzel washington this week as his master class in acting in the tragedy of macbeth. the 2 time oscar winner is brilliant in this class in shakespearean story, power, politics and
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ambition costarring the equally brilliant. francis mcdormand her real-life husband, joel cohen of the cohen brothers fame directs this dean's list a in select theaters. and coming to apple tv. plus, water. >> for the holiday weekend is american underdog. >> told story of nfl great kurt warner. he remains the only undrafted player to be named in in v p inducted into the pro football hall of fame. the nfl hall of fame in the arena football hall of fame. >> his career in life was one setback after another that he overcame with the help of his family. friends face and his persistent wife brenda. it's a feel-good story with shoes am starting really buy taking on the role of warner. places wife and his standout here is dennis quaid as the legendary
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coach decree here. it's a faith based inspiring story of concrete, any obstacle that might come your way. dean's list. b plus in theaters only. >> and continuing with oscar-winning actors going behind the camera to direct. >> is george clooney's the tender bar. it starts ben affleck is a likable bartender in a long island park set in the early 1970's around which band of characters come in and out. jogging beers and telling tales about their crazy lives affleck get his clientele are charming. it's a little like the tv show cheers. but without the constant one-liners, not really sure that i got much more out of this. then a really nice story. i give it a dean's list b minus its in theaters. now and coming to amazon prime on january 7. >> and that was dean richards reporting. tesla says it is going to disable all video games and its cars and the consul screen 12, the cars are
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in motion. this is after an uproar from safety experts who argued it would only lead to distracted drivers tesla argued that it was only for passengers. but authorities weren't buying that now drivers and passengers can only play when a car is parked. >> well, coming off against the grizzlies. a big win against the grizzlies last night. the warriors they're going to be returning to the hardwood tomorrow for the league's big christmas day showcase it begins at 9 o'clock that will be happening with the hawks in the next followed by the celtics in the bucs and the warriors will be taking on the suns at 2 o'clock and at the crypto dot com arena. lebron james just 12 points behind kobe bryant on the all-time christmas scoring list. that wraps up what the map is playing the jazz and that will be happening at 7.30 well, tik tok is overtaken google. the social media app is the most popular site in 2021 beating out last year's top favorite google. according to a new tech report and tiktok even
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beat out some of the companies which had out granted easily as recently as 2020, including amazon. apple, facebook microsoft, netflix. >> the pandemic apparently helped to talk a lot. it was closely followed by google in second place. facebook and 3rd microsoft and apple completing the top 5 spots. we've seen this a lot lately. these are porch pirates. right. but we really haven't seen a porch pirate like this guy before. >> it's a pooch pirate. he's a four-legged thief that is trying very hard to just get away quietly. as you can see, there's taken off of the package. this is in lexington, greyhound is more of like a like a golden retriever of ill-gotten goods. as you can see here, he was scared off another dog. probably a guard dog began barking its head off what was in that package. well, this dog he's got he's got pretty good taste. he wanted a leather jacket. yeah.
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>> and they almost got to love president biden and the first lady made a surprise visit to the national children's hospital and washington, dc young patients showed off lanterns that they had made and decorated one child told the president his wish for christmas was for his cancer to go away. the president shared some photos later on his phone of his new dog. the first family then sat down to read a new frozen version of the classic christmas story the night before christmas. before. >> and apparently this was the very first time a sitting president has visited that hospital on christmas eve.
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r> well, heavier rain is headed our way out. tell you what you can expect for this weekend. coming up in the 4 full forecast. >> and we have been tracking santa claus is he is delivering president sun across the world. we're told he is now over north dakota. you're looking at the norad santa tracker. i didn't have to shout out for help. because you didn't have another dvt. not today. one blood clot puts you at risk of having another, so we chose xarelto®, to help keep you protected. xarelto® is proven to treat and reduce the risk of dvt or pe blood clots from happening again. almost 98% of people did not have another dvt or pe. don't stop taking xarelto® without talking to your doctor, as this may increase risk of blood clots. while taking, a spinal injection increases risk of blood clots,
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>> all right. we're taking a live look right now at our 4 zone forecast. this is the
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exploratorium along the embarcadero in san francisco. doesn't look like there's much rain out there right now. kind of pretty at night. >> kron four's erica caturay will joining us again you're probably getting a little tired about be talking about rain. erica. >> well, i mean, we need so i yeah, i'll talk about it again in you're just tuning in now. i know people are flipping through the channels. maybe you're didn't see the forecast earlier. but yeah, we're just seeing some light showers and moderate showers out there near livermore on the 5.80, looking wet right now and out in rio vista. the north bay looking pretty quiet right now as well. the peninsula that won't be the case. with the system that will be approaching path midnight. so tomorrow morning this around 7 o'clock. you see the system start to move in. our winds are going to increase to see the north bay is going to get hit with that first of get about an inch of rain in the lower elevations from this. i wouldn't be surprised if you see some flooding. >> and even some hail and some
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gusting in the very high a mountain tops. so here it shift just before 10 o'clock in the morning. san francisco, parts of the east bay and then even further to the south bay by 1 o'clock in the afternoon. moderate downpour, as you can see here and then by about 3 o'clock. we'll see some showers popping up here and there and cloud cover as well. still going to be a bit breezy out there. even through the don't be surprised the north bay. see some showers popping up as well. as you can see, just after 7 there and even through the rest of the night to their some gusting in the higher elevations. daytime high temperatures tomorrow will be in the low 50's for most of the bay area. we're looking at 47 up there in santa rosa and our 7 day extended forecast shows not just rain for tomorrow but also some showers on sunday, monday, tuesday and wednesday. we also have chances of seeing a wet weather.
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>> no. yeah, actually, i i'm delighted we do need the rain. >> when we needed. yeah, we definitely the wet pattern continuing through december% sit hang out inside we. well, your watch some sports yeah. tv read a book all that wraps up kron 4 news at 9 o'clock. thanks for joining us. every christmas. ♪ 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. this sounds wonderful...
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