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guard earlier today. >> good evening. i'm ken wayne and i'm pam moore. the governor says the california national guard members will be deployed at 50 sites all across the state here in the bay area. there will be testing sites in alameda concha, costa, napa, santa cruz and santa clara counties. they will all get the assistance from the national guard in the coming days. governor newsom says the effort will help to increase staffing >> now to our other top story tonight, a rough start to the new year for bay area schools as sickouts enclosures continue as covid cases surge across the region. reports of sick students and staff are growing and so are frustrations among school administrators, teachers and parents, the list of schools closing campuses is growing by the hour. here's a current list of colleges and universities in the bay area. turning to online classes because of increasing covid cases. san francisco state university uc berkeley uc
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santa cruz, cal state, east bay and santa clara university. and here's a list of school districts affected by covid west contra costa unified san francisco unified oakland, unified milpitas unified they've all reported cases and are switching to remote learning hayward unified is holding a meeting right now to discuss moving classes online. kron four's ella sogomonian live for us in our newsroom on the latest on that part of the story, ella ken and pam school leaders explain that they are focusing on action instead of reaction to any complications related to this omicron surge. >> they say too many teachers have had to quarantine recently, which has led to a staffing shortage. so the hayward school district is voting right now whether to return to last year's distance-learning model on monday for all of next week, 507 students got covid 117 staff members tested positive in recent days. and many more are again in quarantine. they do have enough ppe for staff, but not for students. so kids and teens could be sent back home on monday where they
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would then log on to zoom and again, learn remotely. some district leaders think that these next 10 days will be helping to better manage the situation will have about 3 classes per day and a shortened school day overall. and this would be encouraged but not mandatory families would get an online document to opt into virtual learning. and those who do not want to participate in this way could have an option to have the students go to some location and then learned distance tubs. but those locations have not been announced just yet. >> we're suffering from staff shortages before we even went on winter break. and that situation has worsened as many of our employees need to stay home right now to quarantine him to get well. and we also had a delay in receiving the rapid home tests from the state and the county. and so greatly compromised the disdrict's initial plan for a safe return. >> the next steps are to come
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up with a process for when kids would be allowed back into the classrooms if they were vaccinated or not, and then get infected with covid. but again, they are still voting too. have students go back to remote learning that is in the process right now of the meeting. and if approved students would come back on january 18th after the mlk holiday questions were raised, whether these next 10 days is too short of a break from in-person learning considering they'll need to test to come back into the classroom. and again, we did mention there's a shortage of tests still and a planned for a later returned was not clear. families are being encouraged to check for techs emails as well as a red banner on the school district's website for the latest information live in the newsroom. ella sogomonian kron. 4 news. thank u l a well. the milpitas school district is facing the same challenge. officials say that they had 167 substitute teacher positions on field this week. >> now officials are placing all of the schools on a district-wide quarantine. they will go back to virtual learning until january. the
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18th well for some and a harry asked the doctor whether more schools should consider following this model. >> school's out again from milpitas unified students. school leaders have put in place a district-wide quarantine after they say, quote, an exorbitant number of positive student and staff cases. but director of covid response for the ucsf emergency department doctor jeanne noble says moving to virtual learning may not be the best move. i think it's from safety and medical point of view. she says we're no longer in a pre vaccination era. so it's easier to protect kids. >> and that schools are usually very safe. we knew that schools are in retrospect. it looks very much like schools where the safest places for kids pre vaccination. >> that certainly remains the case. post vaccination in an email sent out us dea's office of superintendent. it says all the positive cases have led to even more students and staff
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quarantining because of close contact. >> but doctor noble says it may not make sense to test people who are asymptomatic. we're doing asymptomatic testing and keeping a lot of pushing a lot of kids into quarantine and really virtually increasing the panic in schools. really not clear. >> asymptomatic mass child going to school is going to spread covid to anyone. doctor noble says that in person school can sometimes help prevent covid. we have pretty good data showing that kids who participated in person learning in twenty-twenty were less likely to test positive for covid and kids who are in distance learning. and that's just because kids don't just go home and stay home in their bedroom. they're out in the community generally unsupervised. she says when students are in school, they should continue to take precautions to prevent spread. she also encourages everyone that can to get vaccinated. >> amanda hari kron, 4 news. >> more than 500 teachers in
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oakland called out sick from work today. they say they're fed up with what they call a lack of covid protocols from the district. teachers took to the streets in protest of for more safety measures. parents receive notice last night at the sick out what's happening in that at least classes at 12 schools are being canceled the teachers union is demanding distance learning for 2 weeks, but school district doesn't agree with that. the district says it wants to keep in-person learning by providing came n 95 mask for all the students and employees and extend employees covid paid sickly. however, one teacher told us the masks are insufficient. daily testing is not working. >> that our students are safe and we need better masks. you need better testing for all students in the u.s.. we feel that the district is not acting with enough urgency about the crisis that we're in. >> the school district's communication director says the decision by hundreds of teachers not to come to work today was not approved by the district as of now, the district is expecting all
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schools to be back open on monday. many younger children iho are not yet eligible for the covid vaccine are ending up in hospitals in an alarming rate. according to the cdc, information they released today, hospitalizations of children under the age of 5 have surged to more than 4 in 100,000 youngsters since mid december. that compares with the current rate of one per one per 100,000 for children's 5 to 17. the surge in hospitalizations comes as the highly contagious omicron variant spreads across the country. solano county is now offering covid booster shots for teens 12 to 15 years old. you can get the shot at the fairgrounds. mass vaccine clinic that operates every friday and saturday from 9 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon except both appointments and walk-ins. you can go to solano county's website to make an appointment and also to find other pop-up vaccine clinics. san francisco municipal transportation agency, new name says it cannot provide enough services
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and the covid surge and staff shortages are to blame. the agency says more than 100 of its employees have contracted covid since last month. >> on top of that, the agency has been experiencing staffing shortages right now. it is missing up to 15% of scheduled muni service. that means that riders will need to wait longer than usual for their bus with their tray. the agency also says more services could be canceled in the future if more operators call out sick. the majority of workers have been fully vaccinated. but there are still a high number of covid cases. broadway, san francisco's requiring proof of covid booster shots for all ticket holders. >> starting february first, everyone, 16 and older must show they got their booster at least a week prior to the scheduled performance, 12 to 15 year-olds will have show proof of full vaccination 5 to 11 year-olds can either show a proof of vaccination or a negative covid test. children under 5 are not admitted. everyone is required to wear a
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mask was at home covid tests flying off the shelves may have had to rely on community test sites. but now there are more and more reports of unauthorized testing sites. kron four's dan kerman has details on that. >> it was around 11, 30 friday morning when the san francisco department of public health tweeted out this morning. >> an authorized covid-19 test sites are popping up throughout the city. we reached out to dph and found that tweet was prompted by this one from 2 days ago offering free pcr covid testing at this pop up tent alongside the lowers park. that's not on the list of the city's authorize testing sites and a site that sun authorize can raise questions about testing methods and results. the department of public health had little to say about the site or other unauthorized sites, but said the best way to be sure you're testing site is legit is to go to the city's s of dot gov. slash get tested link there. you'll find a listing of all authorize testing sites. there's also a
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map showing where they are around the city. zooming into dillard's park. you can see there are no approved sites on this map. city officials say another trustworthy place to get a test is with your own health care provider. dan kerman kron. 4 news. >> the conservative majority on the u.s. supreme court expressed skepticism today over the biden administration's authority to impose a vaccine mandate on large employers. the high court started hearing arguments during an emergency session today. chief justice john roberts who is considered one of the key votes in this case, said that the mandate was something the federal government has never done before. a vaccine mandate for healthcare workers is also being challenged. liberal justices expressed concern that delaine or ending the mandates would harm the public interest causing more pandemic-related deaths. right now. kron 4 dot com. you can get the latest covid headlines including information on where to find testing sites and
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vaccines to scan the qr code on your screen with your mobile device and you'll be taken to our website now. our 4 zone forecast as we take a live look outside at downtown san francisco on a spark ali friday night. our chief meteorologist lawrence karnow has the all important weekend forecast. yeah, i see that sun come out this afternoon. we're going to see a lot more of it. >> over the weekend as high pressure takes over beautiful sight toward coit tower. last few nights we've been seeing that kind of socked and lost in the fog. but still some patchy fog likely to redevelop overnight. tonight, the rainfall. yeah, we're done with that for now. but still some ice totals out there. almost half an inch of mill valley or a 3rd of an inch in timber on napa. just 400 temperatures go almost a 10th of an inch of rain. lighter amounts in oakland and union city. but starting to wind down now, you can still see some remnants of some showers and some snow flakes fall over the sierra nevada of the storm system really just kind of fall apart. it left behind that moisture on the ground. so we're likely going to see some of that death to fog
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reform done. i think the winds are going to switch from more of a sea breeze right now to more of an offshore wind that will likely carry some of that fog from the central valley. the sacramento area and pushed back to the delta. so overnight tonight we'll watch those visibilities drop off. if you're traveling late at night into early tomorrow morning, expect some patchy, dense fog around the bay area. visibilities next to nothing in some spots. models trying to pick up some some very dense fog in the livermore valley by tomorrow morning. but i think it will be will of more widespread into the delta as well and probably into the bay. but it's not going to be around for long. in fact, clear things out that offshore wind kicking in. we clear out your skies, lots of sunshine by tomorrow afternoon. and that should be just enough to warm the temperatures up a few degrees. not a heat wave by any means. but numbers moving up in the 50's and we'll pop a couple of 60's by tomorrow afternoon. that nice weather is going to last into sunday as well some patchy fog becoming mostly sunny. and then monday, slight chance of some showers. another chance of showers late in the week. thank you, lawrence. well, a
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pillar in the open community is retiring as the head of a children's nonprofit. >> that is after dedicating nearly 3 decades of her life to that role. but gina jackson, an amazing committed woman, is hanging up her head as the ceo of the east oakland youth development center during her tenure there. jackson connected young people with resources, empowering thousands of young people to achieve lifelong academic and career success. jackson is credited with creating a national youth development model, focus on leadership. she is now looking back it 2 major achievements among her many achievements that she is proud of most. >> creating a mechanism by which the young people can be leaders and create the strong pipeline of leadership to take over at the stoke. a new development center is probably the most substantial contribution that i could make. and eli, dc which was a haven and was a beacon now
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almost looks like a castle in the midst of i'm challenged environment. and so it's a place that stands for hope. and it looks like it's hope. >> jackson and missus. she spent the last 27 years working 7 days a week, but there is no stopping her. she's definitely moving on to bigger and better things. she will still be involved with the east oakland youth development center helping in the transition. she is also a member of the oakland police commission. so she will continue her work there. i have to say i have volunteered and worked with her on a for many years. and not only is she a dear family friend, but somebody that i personally respect as someone who has volunteered with idc for a long time. the gene is an amazing and wonderful woman and she has been so committed to those young people. she'll be missed. but she's already laid the groundwork there for those who will follow in her footsteps. congratulations with dana and we wish her the best. >> former san francisco
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department of public works director mohammed nuru has pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges in federal court. that's according to the u.s. attorney's office. nuru has been at the center of a federal investigation into public corruption at city hall since he was arrested back in january of 2020, he allegedly accepted numerous bribes and kickbacks in exchange for getting favorable treatment on city contracts. new faces up to 9 years in prison as part of a plea agreement is next. set to be sentenced on may. 26. he remains out of custody on bond. >> 134 people, local last year. wouldn't cameras help with some of those? it's it's crazy to me that we don't do that. >> another push to fix the east bay's violent freeway problem after this week's deadly shooting. law enforcement officials in the east bay are pushing for increased surveillance on freeways. the highway patrol continues to investigate deadly shootings along open freeways in recent months. the
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most recent being the alameda county sheriff's recruit who was killed along interstate 5.80, earlier this week. >> now the call to install freeway cameras is wrapping up but is coming with privacy concerns. kron four's. has he been reports? >> i know that in contra costa county, they have a series of cameras that they put on the freeways that have worked very well in solving crimes. and i'm quite honestly amazed that that cameras does not exist in alameda county. >> the alameda county sheriff's office is making that call for surveillance cameras in the wake of this week's deadly freeway shooting killing. 28 year-old david when he is a deputy recruit who died after being shot while traveling with the 5, 80 freeway in oakland. he was heading home after a day of training at the sheriff's academy. and one thing. >> videos are are extremely valuable. we've just seen that recently with kevin nishita. they had the video of the car even though the end of the play, they have the car. >> and they were able to find that car eventually and then made arrests on that case. and
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without that evidence, i'm not sure that would happen. alameda county sheriff's office spokesperson sergeant jd nelson says now is the time to take action on this before somebody else is killed in a car to car shooting with the plethora shootings that we had on the freeway, not just our own recruit. >> but jesper woo. >> you would think that somebody would say, hey, it's time to get cameras up, not just on the freeways, but >> in the cities as well. i i fully support. > the call and have advocated to increase our surveillance technology. >> however, oakland city council member laura taylor cautions that the right balance has to be struck between public safety and the privacy rights of local residents. >> you know, can we have a privacy advisory commission that helps us balance the needs to improve safety using technology while also making sure we don't abuse the >> access to that technology nelson says there's no time to waste get the cameras out there so we can start solving some of these shootings. has
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he let kron? 4 news? >> other news tonight, a 3 georgia man convicted of murder for chasing and killing ahmaud arbery were sentenced to life in prison today. reporter jonelle forte has the latest on today's sentencing. >> today the 3 men convicted of murdering ahmaud arbery each sentenced to life in prison for travis mcmichael who shot the fatal blow and his father, gregory, both life sentences come without the possibility of parole. their neighbor, william roddie bryan, who recorded the now infamous video of the shooting receiving a lesser punishment life with the possibility of parole for georgia law. he'd have to serve at least 30 years before becoming eligible many he'd be at least 82 years old before handing down the sentences. judge timothy walmsley reflected on the case and the video, the february twenty-twenty killing arbery was that hunted down. >> because individuals here in this courtroom. took the law into their own hands. the
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hearing began with bryant's attorneys filing a series of motions. all of them denied. >> followed by opening arguments in the in a series of emotional victim impact statements from arbery's i have a future that was taken from him. a sense of balance with >> that is that's what you milan. over and over. see that what the rest of my life these men. have chose to lie. and my and his surviving family. each have no remorse. and do not deserve any leniency. in a surprise move. we didn't hear from character witnesses for any of the defendants. >> instead, it fell in the defense attorneys to ask the judge for leniency their main argument that their clients don't represent the worst of the worst. nothing in travis
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mcmichael's life suggest that he's a danger to society. now. >> or will be a danger to society 30 years from now. after he has time to think to work. to grow. when he's in his 60's older than me right now. do we still? need want? a person like travis mcmichael behind bars. you know, for its reporting for us tonight. >> back here at home, a public memorial service to remember an f l icon john madden will take place next month in oakland died last month on december 28th. the mann family says the memorial service will be held on february. 15th, the exact location and time will be announced soon. and of course, coach raiders in oakland for 10 years spring. the team's super bowl win in the 1970's is born and raised in the bay area, lived most of his life here and he was inducted into the nfl hall of fame in 2000, 6.
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>> coming up, shoppers at valley fair mall in san jose will be charged to park details on when this goes into effect and flight cancellations are a growing problem across the country. why alaska airlines is doing something now because so many employees are calling out sick. new year, new start. and now comcast business is making it easy to get going with the ready. set. save. sale. get started with fast and reliable internet and voice for $64.99 a month with a 2-year price guarantee. it's easy... with flexible installation and backing from an expert team, 24/7. and for even more value, ask how to get up to a $500 prepaid card. get a great deal for your business with the ready. set. save. sale today. comcast business. powering possibilities.
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>> as flight cancellations continue to be a major
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problem. a major frustration all across the country. alaska airlines is now cutting its schedule by 10%. that's because so many people are calling out sick with covid. airline officials say the reductions will remain in place until at least the end of the month. last week, alaska airlines announced canceled 170 flights because of winter weather and displaced crew members. airline officials say the cancellations will give them more flexibility and capacity needed to reset and figure out how they're going to move forward with covid-19. >> nike is lululemon saying. just don't do it. the sports apparel giant claims that lululemon isn't fringing on its patent over its at home near a fitness device and related mobile apps. >> nike says it holds a number of other fitness equipment, patents that lululemon is infringing on by selling that mirror, according to the lululemon people. the patents in question are overly broad and invalid and says it will make its case in court.
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>> coming up next, pleasanton city leaders are ordering parklets to be removed in that city. why restaurant owners say the demand came at a bad time and why prosecutors and attorneys want the trial of the 3 former minneapolis officers charged in the death of george floyd postponed. >> the suspected oxford high school shooter and his parents appeared before a judge today in michigan, prosecutors
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restaurant owners in pleasanton had to dismantle parklets for outdoor dining. the city is requiring all downtown businesses to remove the outdoor set up so that crews could clean the streets in trim the trees. >> but it's bad timing for the restaurants which have been relying on outdoor service since the omicron search. here's kron four's gayle ong. >> murray's t-cells owner of oyo restaurant in downtown pleasanton had crews remove his $10,000 parkland for outdoor dining in order from the city of pleasanton requiring all downtown businesses. remove outdoor setups for cleaning and tree trimming the removal of park was temporary. but bad timing for the think our businesses, instance, suffer. >> since the latest omicron surge to south says more than half of his customers prefer to eat outside. >> and now with that option gone right now, it looks like we're going to have to cut staff cutter hours of operation you ride this thing
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out. >> the city of pleasanton is working on a new park designed with the uniform. look in a meeting on january 4th, the city planner told the council businesses can expect to see site plans by march. 1st installation of the new park lutz is expected in early spring. we engineering's eyes on them. operations planning everybody. >> and then they need to finalize them. and then not only that, but they need to prepare construction drawings, which i really that that structural detail that we can and get out a statement from the city of pleasanton reads in part. >> this time frame will not only help the city ensure that all long-term design, accessibility and safety standards are properly addressed. >> but also allow time for essential street maintenance and cleaning that's been deferred for 2 years due to the presence of temporary pop up along main street, the city's working closely with its local businesses and the pleasanton downtown association to ensure a smooth transition to its parklet program for waiting restaurant owners like the sooner the better. i'm hoping that that >> is the case and that they are in having those plans
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ready and delivering them to us. so. >> i'm rooting for him in pleasanton gayle ong kron. 4 news. >> get ready to pay for parking at the westfield valley fair mall in san jose. officials with the popular south bay mall say they want to discourage people who live or work nearby from leaving their cars them all day starting february 8. the first 2 hours will be free. but after that, you'll be charged dollar per hour with the daily maximum of $10 mall employees can buy a parking pass for $40 a month. officials say the move should also improve security as the parking areas will now have gated access. president biden will deliver his first state of the%union address later than usual. he plans to address a joint session of congress and the nation on march. 1st. >> it will be the latest such addressed by any president to delay is due to the legislative calendar. the winter covid spike and the upcoming winter olympics.
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president biden did address a joint session back in april about 100 days into his first term. >> prosecutors and defense attorneys for 3 former minneapolis police officers charged in the death of george floyd are asking a judge to postpone their state trial. the attorneys say they want to wait while a federal civil rights trial goes forward. the 3 officers are scheduled to go to trial on state charges of aiding and abetting both murder and manslaughter. back on march 7 and march 7th. they also face a federal trial on january. 20th on charges alleging that they violated floyd's civil rights. the teenager charged with killing 4 classmates in michigan is set to go to trial. 15 year-old ethan crumbley waived his preliminary hearing this morning. he's charged with murder and terrorism for the november attack. at oxford high school reporter. keely be sun has the latest on the new details revealed in court today. >> knowing as a still you decide waive your right to a preliminary exam.
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>> 15 year-old ethan crumbley waving a key evidence yeary court hearing meaning his case now goes right to >> is being charged as an adult with murder and other crimes after shots rang out november. 30th roughly 30 miles north of detroit. 4 students were killed. others were injured at oxford high school. ethan crumbley's parents, jennifer and james crumbley had been in jail since december 4th and face involuntary manslaughter charges of their own. they're accused of making a gun accessible to their son and refusing to take him home earlier in the day of the shooting when school counselors confronted them with disturbing drawings of violence. but the facts of this case are so egregious. >> reading this document, looking at it, reading the words, help me with a gun. blood everywhere. this doesn't
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just to have impact me as a prosecutor and lawyer. it impacts me as a mother. new allegations about the team's passion for guns and boast about violence are also now coming to light. >> a prosecutor stating ethan crumbley made a video with a different gun and told a friend in a message it was, quote, time to shoot up the school. >> also noting even told his mother in text messages that he thought there was a demon ghost or someone else inside of the home may of 2000. 21, he was torturing killing humans. >> he did this at the family home. he filmed himself doing it. film is on his he says the parents failed to intervene in these scenarios. >> and after their son had regularly search for information about school shootings and guns. >> but defense attorneys insists the crumbleys didn't know that a school shooting was in the works and didn't make the gun easy to find at home. today the crumbleys tried to get their bond lowered from $500,000 to
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100,000 and leave jail there. they were not trying to flee your honor, the work they are playing with. they were not a flight asking that the court granted motion to reduce the but the move was denied by a judge. >> who noted the couple failed to turn themselves in when they were charged on december. 3rd. >> the prosecution says the couple drained heathens bank account of $3,000 and had more than $6,000 in cash and numerous phones and credit cards when they were arrested miles away in the detroit art studio hours after charges were announced following the shooting. the district is now requiring students to wear clear backpacks. oxford high school is expected to resume classes in 2 weeks. >> kelly, be sun news nation. >> clouds parting around the bay area. we're getting ready for what looks like a great weekend. and how about that? snow in the sierra will take up their welcome back. and as
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for the his status for sunday's big game in la against the rams. >> still up in the air, kylen mills has the latest. plus, we're going hear from the coach kyle shanahan coming up.
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>> and now kron 4 sports. >> another sunday, another mystery as to who will star under center for the
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forty-niners this week, though, a playoff berth on the line. veteran quarterback jimmy garoppolo is listed as questionable with a right thumb sprain rookie qb trey lance earned his second nfl start this past weekend. local rob lowe was out. he was able to lead the forty-niners to win over struggling texans team. >> this weekend the forty-niners have to beat the rams or the saints have to lose in order for san francisco to earn an nfc wild-card spot. earlier this week, rob lowe told the media hurts every time he throws. however, head coach kyle shanahan seemed much more optimistic about his week at practice. they had a good week and a good week of practice. when he was in there and >> for is at right now, obviously i've never had an injury, but i know that, you know how to jimmy i know that hurts when he throws and things like that. so >> i know he's everything you can to to play on sunday. and i know he's a he's a tougher can do so whenever you can if you're feeling good about where jimmy is right now on. >> would you want to take the leap in and say you might be
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starting now? >> the stanford women hosting organ in front of only family at maples, pavilion 3rd quarter force frank, believe me with the steel tips it away. gets the ball in transition going coast to coast. a nice step through for the and one. 63. 48 cardinal, however, tonight was all about lexi whole 4th quarter. she nails 3 pointer to give stanford 11 point lead less than 2 minutes left. billy be to haley jones. jones finds hole and that's how you run the break. it's raining trays and maples, lexi and 7 of them on our way to 33 points. both career highs. the second red cardinal win 80 68 improving to 10 3 on the season. they host on sunday. the 25th were starkly. thompson could make his return to the hardwood on sunday after 941 days. it's not official quite yet. word from the team should come saturday after practice. >> this moment has been a long
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time coming for coaches, his teammates and of course, fans. however, other nba stars will also have all eyes on thompson when he takes the court. oakland native and nba all-star damian lillard shared his thoughts on number 11. big comeback. >> be great for the no player always been a big fan of play. just, you know how he carries himself. how competitive he is. always fun playing against a good, you know, just. that brothers, you know, to believe me that it was said that he missed 2 years. i couldn't you know what i would howard respond to have to, you know, sit and watch to that at this point. my career like this point, the point is to to get into. but it'd be great to see him back out there. or rent.
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>> the northeast digging out from a massive snowstorm that dumped up to a foot of snow and canceled thousands of flights. boston closed its schools, other cities switch to remote learning new york city got half a foot of snow as of this evening. more than 2600 flights were canceled. and this is the second major storm to hit the east coast this week. and this weekend the region is preparing for another system. reporter tom negovan has the latest. >> here's my empty classroom. technically new york city schools were open today. >> but a lot of kids took the day off snowball fights on
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wall street snowman in times square. the plows out in force across new england. it's our first winter storm here in arlington, massachusetts. >> a popular beach consumed by a blizzard on the coast of maine. >> near whiteout conditions from syracuse, new york to dekalb, illinois. first snowfall of 2022. and we have you covered. certainly a rough start to the new year here. and new york city new yorkers getting their first taste of snow this season and liking unless they're driving it. terrible. absolutely terrible. check out what commuters face this morning in south jersey. how about buffalo, nashville, tennessee. still nothing compared to states like kentucky. we've been here now about 2 and a half hours. record breaking snowfall, snarling traffic. hundreds of accidents, including a 30 car pileup on the western kentucky parkway. the state still reeling from last month's
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tornadoes. >> what a mess there. that was tom negovan reporting for us tonight. so down to be prepared for delays as the advice from the highway patrol here to anyone who's heading up to tahoe this weekend. here's a live look at conditions on interstate 80. you're looking at what's called the old agricultural station camera near checkpoint just east of truckee on 80 due to the snowy conditions. all the vehicles traveling on the highway through placer county will be screened for change. if you're heading to tahoe. tonight's the highway patrol officer pete man says to have your route planned ahead and to take it slow. >> really open and move in. and part of that is that and coming on, the people that are driving on it, though, making sure your loan yourself out in inclement weather. give yourself plenty of defense. don't cut off trucks and other vehicle, you know, trying to play yourself out. so not all imperative to make that it at that aggressive driving maneuver because that's what caused you to lose control. and then you've got a bigger problem.
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>> officer man said even if the roads are clear, make sure you have a full tank of gas and plenty of snacks and water in the car because all it takes is one unexpected incident or accident ahead of you to cause long delays for chief meteorologist lawrence karnow tracking the east coast winter storm and joins us with a look at what's going on there. yeah, hey, you know, that was a big storm rolling on through. they're going to see more of that activity. not only this weekend, but in the next week. tahoe area. yeah, you're looking at i-80 and yet things are going along pretty well right now. they have been chained up that storm system kind a winding down. and as it does, i think roadways going to get a lot easier as we head in toward tomorrow. still, some folks headed over the mountain tops now, but you can enjoy a beautiful weekend in the high country. you've got that fresh powder up there. temperatures in the 30's and the 40's looking very, very nice throughout the high country and staying dry for the roadway should be good and all that fresh powder to ski on a boy as the snow been amazing to december. of course, he started out a percentage wise into the teens
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and now are well over 100% across the entire sierra nevada. almost 150% of normal in the southern sierra nevada. so that is great news. we want to keep going. and this storm not just about to come to an end, you could still see some of those snowflakes over the higher country encompassing a i-80 and also the 50 goal record summit there. you've got to watch out for some snow, the bay area that we're done with the rain, but they're still going to be some of that fog out there tonight. some of that patchy, dense fog likely to form in some of the interior valleys. temperatures outside. right now. we've got 49 degrees in dublin. it is 53 in san jose. 46 cool off palo alto. 51 degrees and mostly clear to san francisco getting chilly in parts of the north bay. 43 in santa rosa now in 45 degrees in petaluma. high pressure is showing signs of building in. and that is some good news that is going to lift this jet stream just enough to bring dry weather across the bay area for at least a couple of days. there's a little weak system that wants to come through.
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there's just a slight chance of couple sprinkles with that. but the weekend looks dry should have a problem that that will be the fog that the biggest concern, i think around the bay area for tomorrow, temperatures are going to be fairly nice, though, outside. in fact. some fog in the morning giving way to some sunshine overnight. lows will be a bit on the chilly side, though. we've got some 30's and 40's in the forecast. but by the afternoon, i think we've got plenty of from the valleys all the way the coastline. and then we see these temperatures pop just a bit about the 57 degrees in half moon bay, maybe some 60 showing up in concord and we're going to get close in san jose and morgan hill and also the napa valley. looks like a great start to the weekend and will continue sunday. looks very nice to we are going to start out with some of that ground fog that you have to watch out for late night and early morning. just with all that moisture on the ground from the storms. but after that, fog gives way to sunshine, looking like some nice weather ahead. slight chance of showers on monday. another chance will come the following thursday. thank you, lawrence. president biden in the first lady were in lewisville, colorado to visit
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the areas hit hardest by the marshall fire. >> welcome by colorado's governor. the marshall fire is the most destructive wildfire in colorado history. it destroyed almost 1100 homes and buildings in less than a day after it started on december. 30th 2 people are presumed dead. the president is expected to meet with families who lost their homes and also meet with local leaders. federal aid has not yet been declared for the affected communities. >> as devastating it looks on television. as devastating as devastating as the environmental crises i've seen in the last year. it's going to take a long time. not going to kid you. we're going to stay with you as long as it takes. we're going to be for every step of the way and promise. >> president pledged to make sure fema helps families remove debris and start rebuilding. he went on to call the recent string of catastrophic natural disasters, a blinking code red
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for the united states. >> technology while often helpful and even fun can also have a dark side. some people are now saying that they have discovered apple air tags being used to violate their privacy. porter rudabeh should be shahbazi has the story. they're meant to find keys wallets, remote controls and other items we commonly use and lose. >> but as with most tools meant to help us navigate daily life, the apple air tag can be dangerous if it falls in the wrong hands. ellie tindall in tennessee got a strange notification on her phone and believe someone put an air tag in her car tracking her every move. when i went outside to go look for tag. >> 2 men in hoodies standing awaiting in the second. they saw me opened in july, which
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in the end they turned around and sprinted down the street. she's not alone reported cases in new york, toronto and florida just to name a few in louisiana. jennifer perkins also got the notification on her phone. it says your current location can be seen by the owner of this item. and showed with the nye and has like a red dot. of light where they check your location. criminologists alex says where there are technological advances. there are opportunists looking to pounce in the case of of the water york that the little size quarter was inside a bumper. me i can take a look inside my bumper. >> you know, if ever. but and i know they're going to do it every single day. apple has addressed the issue saying, quote, air tag is designed to discourage unwanted tracking if someone else's air tag finds its way into your stuff, your iphone will notice it's traveling with you and send you an alert after a while. if you still haven't found it, the air tag will start playing a sound to let you know. it's there. again as rudabeh shahbazi reporting for us
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tonight. still ahead, remembering the life of a trailblazing hollywood icon. how sidney poitier made movie history and more. that's coming up next.
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>> a trailblazing hollywood icon has passed away. sidney poitier made history by becoming the first black actor to win an oscar in a leading role for 1960, threes lilies
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of the field. made a point to only accept roles that he sought. black people could be proud of. >> the paved the way for more representation in film reporter dean richards takes a look back at his life and legacy. >> misstep you enjoy whole lousy generation believes the way it was for you is the way it's got to >> when hit me >> was >> it is a long journey to this in 1964. sidney became the first african american to win the academy award for best actor in a film for lilies of the field. he died last night according to the ministry of foreign affairs in the bahamas where mister grew up with are details were immediately provided. sydney joined the north american theater when he
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was 16 years old. it was from there that he landed role in the classic blackboard jungle. you go on to take on roles in legendary films like the defiant ones, a raisin in the sun to sir, with love porgy and bess in the heat of the night. guess who's coming to dinner and many, many more in the 1970's. he directed several comedies, including uptown saturday night and richard pryor and gene wilder stir crazy all the while serving as a role model for others refusing to take on roles based on racist caricature. ys insisting on roles that personified dignity. a kennedy center and presidential medal of freedom recipient. >> he also received an honorary award from the motion picture academy force com plus months as an artist and as a human being, sydney was 94 years old. >> such an incredible actor and man and you just can't encapsulate his life story in a 90nd story. a man of dignity
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and just an amazing person. absolutely. yeah, it was. dean richards reporting for us tonight and that wraps up kron 4 news at night. but our primetime news coverage continues at the top of the hour, including that rough returned from the winter break for a number of bay area school district campuses. moving back to online learning or shutting down entirely. we have the latest. plus letting and bisexual men donate blood at 10 30. we're going to be joined live by a doctor from one of the largest blood collectors in the country. >> talk about one of the biggest shortages in the u.s. that you might not know about the news at 10. coming up next.
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>> when fun time from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news. >> and thank you for joining us for kron. 4 news tonight at 10. i'm pam moore and i'm ken wayne. we start off tonight with the late announcement that governor gavin newsom is activated. the california national guard to help with the covid-19 testing crisis in california. more than 103,000 new cases were reported today. yet millions of people see in the state say they're struggling just to get tested. more than 200 members of the national guard will be deployed across 50 testing sites in california. all to help boost the staffing levels making the test more easily accessible. this is video of members of the guard

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