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>> when fun time from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at calling action. >> we're learning more tonight about a day care worker arrested by the fbi for having child feds identified the suspect as 26 year-old of san francisco. >> good evening. i'm ken wayne and i'm catherine heenan for pam moore. >> wong was taken into custody tuesday after leaving the daycare center in the mission district tonight. the center ceo is talking about what happened kron four's dan for his live in san francisco and has more on this. dan.
>> well, federal authorities have charged long with taking videos of partially naked little girls that were in his care and then sharing those videos on the internet over the course of a few weeks. undercover agents were able to track him down and the executive of the day care center says that he's thankful that wong was caught. disturbing crimes against small children led federal investigators to a day care center in san francisco and employee mission head start on 18th street is charged with taking at least 3 videos of partially naked 4, 5, year-old girls at the center. it's appalling. >> with with people. do richard ybarra is ceo of mission neighborhood centers inc which among other things oversees several daycares in the city. federal authorities arrested 26 year-old jace wong after he left the daycare housed in the historic women's barra says this was the first time in 40 years of operation their organization has had to deal with this type of crime.
we're very grateful to the fbi for moving quickly on this one. our thoughts are always with the families in undercover fbi agent began tracking wong this month through the social media app kik they are wong was found to be a member of a group that was sharing child. >> wong is accused of having sent and received several videos in that barra says their teachers go through strict background checks. but there were no red flags when hiring won this case. however, may force the nonprofit to increased scrutiny for future candidates. look >> all other methods for how we go forward. >> well, federal authorities have identified at least 3 victims in if convicted wong faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000. fine. >> hey, dan, do investigators think there might be other day care places that were involved.
>> we don't know about that yet, but one did admit to being a day care worker at other bay area facilities, including one unnamed facility livermore, but it's still unclear tonight whether or any sort of crimes were committed at those facilities. federal investigators, of course told us that their investigation is ongoing. catherine. >> 10 former porting for us live. thank you, dan. when sir community members, they are considering the next steps in the effort to remove mayor dominic foppoli and this follows a special council meeting last night. the mayor under a lot of pressure to step down. he has been refusing over the last week. at least 6 women have accused the mayor of assault kron four's. amanda harry spoke with the chair of the recall foppoli effort about what's next. >> at the meeting. the mayor made clear that he's not interested in resigning. the chairperson tells me this made even more people interested in
the recall effort. the recall website had about 500 people signed up on monday. now that number is closer to a 1000. >> it was probably the most because they are shocking infuriating a public meeting ever been a part >> and chair of the recall foppoli effort. tim zahner was only one of many members of the community listening in on that meeting there were so many people. it reached participant capacity leaving others to watch on tv or live stream. this meeting was called just to demand that mayor foppoli resign as at large mayor of the town of windsor. it was universal condemnation. >> exit polls actions and calling for him resign. last week. an article was published in the san francisco chronicle detailing for women's experiences with alleged assault at the hands of mayor foppoli. >> since then, 2 more women have come forward. still, mayor foppoli ran the meeting and said he would resign
threes. and i'm not stepping down as in this case. i know the truth of those experiences daughter says he was shocked by the mayor's response. >> mayor foppoli left the meeting about halfway through. >> it boggles the mind that would 6 hours of your fellow citizens. stand up. and take the time to do this and tell you to resign and the flecked upon your character. you don't have the respect. gist decency to to not just. share them but to listen to that counselor esterly miss recused herself from the special meeting. >> she and 4 poli are accusing each other of assault. we miss says she watched the meeting and released a statement that said in part, yesterday's meeting opened a lot of deep wounds for myself. the other victims and our community. it is clear we have a lot of work to do moving forward. and zahner is focused on those next steps. but it will take time. so essentially you have
to put in. >> notice that you're going to petitions someone recall and then as he posted, can respond and then you can start. >> sure getting he says right now the recall group is working towards getting to the point where they can circulate those petitions. >> in windsor amanda hari kron 4 news the police chief of antioch, tammany brooks and oakland police chief leronne armstrong announced a recent effort to try to curb gang violence. they're calling it operation winds star antioch in oakland police with the help of dozens of other law enforcement agencies have made more than 50 arrests related to recent gang violence across the bay area and california. the suspects are facing a number of felony charges with the recent arrest. >> these violent gang members are no longer on the streets of antioch and oakland and our communities are certainly safer.
>> the investigation has already resulted in the arrests of known gang members for murder attempted murder assault with firearms conspiracy firearms within hance months and gang participation investigators also recovered as you can see there earlier thousands of dollars in cash and more than 40 weapons, including more than a dozen ghost guns which are guns that do not have serial numbers. >> california power regulators are stepping up oversight of pg and the this after finding the utility neglected, the maintenance of an electrical grid that grid ignited a serious and deadly wildfires across northern california. it forced periodic blackouts affecting millions of people pg and e has been accused of not doing enough to reduce the risks posed by a combination of crumbling equipment and overgrown trees near power lines. it marks the first step in a process that could eventually lead to regulators revoking pg and these utility license. the company says it's making improvements to its tree trimming program and
we'll continue wildfire prevention efforts. the summer. >> a group of fremont parents is now threatening to sue the school district of classrooms remain closed for in person. learning in a letter sent to district officials. parents are demanding that schools reopen by april. 26 kron. 4 senators hacking joins us now live from fremont. and the question is taylor. has the school district responded all of that. >> well, can the school district superintendent says right now they are reviewing that letter. but at this point it doesn't seem to change their decision made just 2 weeks ago to keep schools closed for the rest of the spring semester and instead focus on a full return in the fall. >> this demand letter sent to the fremont unified school district its board members and superintendent on wednesday threatening to sue the school district of classrooms. don't reopen by april 26th baby frustrating that this is not
looking every day you hear the news. a fan of the district that is opening and our says not opening padma frustrated parents who are he %- part of the group that calls themselves freeman parents for reopening. they're behind the 7 page demand letter sent by their southern california attorney lee in dylan in the letter. he says the school district, quote, has no rational or legal excuse to keep its students in distance learning where they are lagging behind academically and suffering emotionally. this letter comes 2 weeks after the school district stop negotiations with the teachers union announced that schools would remain in distance learning for the rest of the school year has about a 1000 students that have gotten. >> more d's and f's than ever. this is learning. obviously it's not working for them and they deserve to in person option. parents luis cessa and gina son benjamin rogue us are among many who are worried about the impact of distance learning on students and say there's no reason children should be back in their classrooms as they've seen in
nearby school districts. it is frustrating to see that can be is being done in some places. this. >> here is where we really want to be clear that this is not a conflict or just people teachers. we actually think that we're on the same side as the teachers. >> this is a problem a political decision that you made to ask for the bands are not supported at an inappropriate time teachers union president victoria burbank herrera disagrees with any claims of teachers making political decisions or requests. >> and says she too is disappointed that the school district ended negotiations the spring semester. the district ultimately decided that they needed to. >> look towards the future. instead. >> and we're we're going to have to do the same at this point. >> in addition to demanding that schools reopen by april. 26 parents also demand for the school board to approve a reopening plan for the fall semester for in person instruction by april 30th.
>> some frustration there taylor any indication on when the school board might work on that fall plan. >> well, the school board is set to review that fall plan at its next meeting on april 21st. and again, the superintendent. in a statement today says that they are preparing for a full five-day a week school week returning in the fall. that's the latest here in fremont until every second reporting. all right, taylor, thank you for that. >> as california expands eligibility to everyone, 16 and older to get those shots. state leaders say they're in a race to get vaccines ahead of the covid variants. governor newsome recently said supply limitations are still keeping the state from reaching its full potential on vaccinations. >> california will get a shipment of 1.9 million doses. >> this week from the federal government. although originally expected 2.5 million and the suspension of the johnson and johnson vaccine that remains under
review indefinitely. incoming shipments will also fall flat for the next few weeks. >> the expectation is and this has been reinforced that the manufactured supply by the end of the month. we'll start to significantly increase ball for moderna and pfizer. >> although the state's positivity rate remains low. the variants are concerned in march. 20 1% of california's cases where the british variant and it also accounts for 53% of cases on the west coast and there's a new questions starting to pop up. will a 3rd covid shot be necessary as more and more people get to shot pfizer moderna vaccines are new questions about. >> how long those vaccines last. in fact, pfizer's ceo saying it's likely people will need a booster 3rd shot eventually. but what this is science tell us. kron four's dan kerman has been talking to medical experts and has the latest from the mass vax site at moscow knee center in the city.
>> both pfizer and moderna are working on a booster shot. should a 3rd dose of their covid-19 vaccines be necessary. well, infectious disease specialists say planning ahead is necessary. they say scientific study isn't far enough along to know if a 3rd dose will be needed. >> we really don't know if we're going to need a booster shot every year. we don't know if we're going to need a booster shot every for years. u c berkeley infectious disease specialist doctor john swartzberg says. pfizer and moderna are extremely effective after 6 months. >> but it's too early to say how long the current vaccines will last indefinitely like measles or less than a year like the flu vaccine variance could also fuel the need for a 3rd dose. >> look the various units, rumors. it makes the immunity we get the vaccine ineffective is the answer to that is yes, we need a new vaccine. that is no. >> we want a really don't
think it's going to be okay. so you need your leak this trust you see san francisco infectious disease specialist doctor monica gandhi agrees. the jury is still out. but she says there are hopeful signs repeated boosters will not be needed. >> among them. vaccines are not only increasing antibodies to fight the virus but t cells as well. >> it t cell immunity that we developed for the vaccines are working to get to the bay so that's a great thing in terms of the fire's been able you take catholics that he sells its breaking to add a body sometimes, but not to medical experts agree. determining how long a vaccine will last in determining whether a booster is needed. >> it's not something that can be rushed. they all agree pharmaceutical companies preparing the booster now is a good idea. so if it is needed, it will be ready to go. at the moscone center in san francisco. dan kerman kron 4 news. >> in the east bay walk in the vaccination clinics from now.
open in contra, costa county, each side can administer 5 to 700 vaccines today. the county is putting these clinics and areas hardest hit by the virus and we have details on kron. 4 dot com, by the way, appointments are still available for the contra. costa county health services website. >> indoor live events and performances going to happen again. across california. the state released update updated guidelines late last night. they specifically discourage audience members from booing yelling singing chanting and using noisrmakers that need you to breathe. a lot of air other state requirements are in place which is assigned seating to allow a 6 foot gap between households advance ticket reservations and welcoming in-state spectators only to thesedevents here in the bay area. san francisco getting ready for indoor live events. chase center already scheduled several artists to perform later this fall, including celine dion and luke
combs. according to the guidelines, live indoor events can operate at 35% capacity. private events such as meetings and conventions can resume with up to a 150 participants. people still need to wear masks and keep their distance at the venues and event organizers can require participants to show a negative covid test or a vaccination card to help passengers stay socially distant. the oakland airport introduced clear. that's a touchless security screening technology. it uses passengers eyes or fingerprints to move them quickly through the checkpoint. clear is already being used at other airports in california. it is an opt in membership service that is available for an annual fee. >> all right. time for another live look outside as we check on whether the bay bridge toll plaza looks like a a nice clear night kron four's chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us. and lawrence, you've
been saying not too soon to talk about the weekend looks never too soon. yeah. and it really looks like this is going to be some kind of weekend outside as high essure. >> just building the right time and setting itself up to bring beautiful sunshine all the way to the coast. i think especially on sunday saturday. we may see some lingering fog. but i think sunday we may get just of northerly component to start to clear out the skies there as well. right now we do have some patchy fog that is moving into san francisco at this hour. we'll see more of that fog tomorrow morning. even inside the bay. i think we'll see a few more clouds and that's because this atmosphere is actually start to warm up a little bit more. that happens. start to see a little inversion that puts a cap on the atmosphere and there you go. you start to see the formation of fog we're seeing more. the fog may begin to develop along the coastline tonight and it looks like it will be ready to move on shore overnight tonight into the bay and maybe some of the valleys to with that sea breeze outside. now for the most part, the winds have been as big a deal today compared last couple of days. so you're looking 21 mile an hour wind into or the gust into san francisco. 21 mile an hour gust in des stephone 15 on our
gust in oakland. but that's a far cry from those 30 plus mile an hour gusts. we had just a couple of days ago, 40's 50's outside right now because we take you through the night tonight. you'll notice more the fog and low cloud cover beginning to push further on shore. you see right there. models are starting to pick up on 2 as we head toward tomorrow morning, we start out a little gray early on begin your friday. but then as we head toward the afternoon going to squeeze in a lot of sunshine just some lingering clouds right along the coastline. the fog tries move back on shore overnight friday night and saturday morning temperatures are going running up in the mid 70's tomorrow. i think it's some of the valley's about that should be very nice 60's and 70's inside the bay and 50's along the coastline next couple days and katherine was talking about the weekend and there's a lot to talk about. look at that. we've got the 80's popping up in the valleys 70's. beautiful inside the bay and i think even on sunday some of those temperatures move in the upper 60's along the coast. all right, laura, thank you very much. now to the latest on the derek chauvin trial in minnesota today marks the end of the defense's arguments which
lasted 3 days a judge has scheduled closing arguments to begin monday. >> this is the minneapolis area remains on high alert bracing for jury deliberations and reporter brian and has the latest from minneapolis tonight. >> you have any questions about your right to remain silent or to testify on your own behalf. not at this time. i don't. i had is promise a thing or threatened you in any way to keep you from testifying. >> no promises or threats runner for the first time during the trial, we heard derek chauvin's voice in size face without a mask. as he told the judge she would not testify. you only rebuttal witness called by the state on the final day of testimony was doctor martin tobin a lung specialist. he made clear that pressure on george floyd's neck would have influenced his ability to breathe. >> common sense that you would know that that's going to happen and then you can do that yourself if you want the sooners up the pressure here. you can immediately sense. your upper airways now, are
we. >> the jury has not been sequestered during the trial but will be starting on monday after closing arguments that means they'll have to stay the hotel and will be monitored by police to make sure they don't discuss the deliberations with anyone outside the jury room. i think the one thing that you need to know today as you leave is how much to unpack. >> if i were you, i would plan for a long and hope for short. basically. it's up to the jury how long a deliberate how long you need to come to a unanimous decision. >> the apple is police say they're entering the 3rd phase of what they call operation safety net plan to secure the community during this time of unrest. now the deliberations are set to start even more soldiers and officers are being called in and more businesses are also boarding up. this is a few days earlier than we had anticipated. and so what our community certainly have seen over the >> 48 hours where they can continue to see is a robust
presence of both are citizen soldiers are men and women of our national guard and certainly just a gathering of local law enforcement state in county. >> peaceful protesters demanding justice for dante wright and defunding police gathered in front of san francisco's mission high school earlier this evening. they lit candles and the put up a banner that read say their names along with the names of others who died at the hands of police, including roger allen. those are pictures of him. you can barely make out on the steps area was killed in daly city after a struggle with police over what turned out to be a fake gun. meanwhile, the former brooklyn center, minnesota police officer charged in the fatal shooting of 20 year-old daunte a right to made her first court appearance in court. 48 year-old kim potter is charged with second-degree manslaughter. she resigned from the police force on tuesday amid calls for her to be fired. prosecutors allege potter's negligence created
unreasonable risk when she shot right. instead of using her taser. she was arrested yesterday and released on a $100,000 bond. she faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. chicago police have released body camera video of last month's fatal shooting of a 13 year-old boy. >> it appears to show 13 year-old adam toledo putting his hands in the air as he was shot. this happened march 29th officers have been responding to reports of shots being fired. they say when they arrived, 2 people were running away and one of them had a gun which was found at the scene. the shooting is being investigated by 2 independent agencies. >> cleanup underway after a night of ugly acts in the east bay anger over police killings of black men leading vandals to leave a mark on more than 2 dozen buildings in contra, costa county. and some
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>> most of the graffiti has already been painted over. but here are some examples behind me right now blm obviously standing for black lives matter. the other is an acronym. that is a slur against police using a word i can't say on tv in fact, most of the vandalism targeted police spray painted over the city hall signed the words pigs murder. many of the examples of last night's unrest reference. the simmering anger over officer involved shootings across the nation. >> the name of the young man killed by police in minnesota. dante right. the scrolled on one building. others say kill cops. police say this is done by a crowd of 20 to 25 people wearing all black. their faces covered the march down the center of the main corridors of the business district starting around 09:00pm. you can see it in action in this surveillance video is sum breakaway to spray paint the cost of the destruction is estimated to run in the thousands, possibly 10's of thousands of dollars. many banks were also hit that. so we're several small
businesses. an investigation is underway. we here at the wanaque police department support. >> people's rights to assemble and protest peacefully. but when it comes to vandalism, it comes to property destruction. we will not tolerate that. well, police say they don't know if the protesters were affiliated with any group. this worker is painting over graffiti. that said. >> and tipo was here. those i talked to downtown say this is the wrong way for protesters to get their message across its thankful because the buildings have nothing to do with it. that's not the way to manage this. >> anger towards demonstrating its fine. but. destroying buildings is not. police say one person was arrested last night after the fact during a vehicle stop. >> for an outstanding warrant at this time. they cannot confirm that person was involved in this civil unrest. maureen kelly kron 4 news. >> there are new details out of contra, costa county after police say a drunk driver caused a fatal crash charges have been filed against 25 year-old christian vargas.
police say he was driving under the influence monday. he hit another car near john henry park that's near west leland road and pittsburgh. 3 young children were thrown from the other car. the driver and a 7 year-old passenger were killed. vargas was on probation at the time for an earlier dui conviction. he's facing charges including 2 counts of murder. one count of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury within 10 years of another dui offense. 2 of the passengers in vargas is car, including a 10 year-old were hospitalized with serious injuries. a bill being considered by lawmakers in sacramento would allow people injured by police to be compensated from a crime victims fund. the measures being proposed by state sen connie leyva, democrat from chino. this bill would also allow families of people killed by police to get money for burial or other related
costs from a fund that usually used for victims of traditional crime law enforcement agencies are opposed to this. they they argue it would take resources away from traditional crime victims giving them to perpetrators of crime. >> with more and more businesses allowing their employees to work from home. indefinitely realtors in the bay area are seeing buyers moving out of the city and out of silicon valley and heading to places like the east bay to try to get more house for their dollar in oakland. for instance. look at this home. you can even live in and it's a 900 square foot cabin. it's going for $575,000 is built in the 1890's and officials say it's uninhabitable. so of course you have to pay even more to get it fixed up the housing market is clearly getting very competitive. kron four's, michelle kingston tells us homes are going for well above asking price and they're going fast. >> it just haven't and it's still going going strong
houses hitting the market in the bay area and selling in days if not hours and many of them getting multiple offers and being sold for well over asking price definitely the busiest year i've ever had an all-state. take a look at this one. a home in pleasanton selling for $240,000 over the list price. another one in pleasanton selling well over asking at 1.2 million, both listings by east bay area realtor tracy nelson. it is definitely increase over the last 9 months in the brentwood i mean. >> intense own even those price points are much higher. it's the same thing. you know, in houses over there and they're going for 200,000 over asking sometimes this home in brentwood just sold after getting multiple offers over asking price. same story in discovery bay. this house getting multiple offers above its list price. so what do you do if your first time homebuyer and don't have a large deposit to put down in the home or can't afford to
play in this competitive market. you know, really the way that i handled that is i. >> i really try put this deal before house hits the market. the seller willing you know, it's just that those puzzle pieces fit. >> and we can put together before putting it on the mls. and it works out for all parties and that's kind of how we've been having to help a lot of fires. and in the market. >> in the east bay. michelle kingston kron 4 news. >> at kron 4. we've been honoring the bay area's remarkable women over the last month we profiled 4 amazing the bay area, women. part of our annual series for women's history month after the break, we'll tell you about our winner. and getting close the weekend. but we've got friday first looks like it's going to be a nice one. we'll take out your 4 zone forecast ne. coming up in sports. the warriors go for their season-high 4th straight win with a little help from. >> jta. jason dumas has highlights reaction coming up.
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now kron 4 sports. >> the warriors looking for their first four-game win streak of the season. they were in the state or steph curry was bore ohio taking on the cavs step korea. curse was born in akron. same hometown as lebron james got to be some in the water out there. 1st quarter were small ball at its finest step pick and roll to drain on. i think that drains second straight game with a dunk. and above the rim lately. good for him. all right. 2nd quarter that second unit along with andrew wiggins really came to play weeks gets the nice floater for 2 of his 23 points. they outscored the cavs by 14 in the quarter.
let's go to the 3rd get the steal staff trailer hand down, man down. warriors go up. 9. let's go to the fore lot. just gonna anderson had himself a night. he rejects the screen. 2 handed slam and that was not all for one. just a few minutes later. check out one. get it on the wing. knocks that down. he had a career-high 20 points. he also had 7 boards does up 12 then curry with the dagger guys have a lot of daggers in this arena over the last 5, 6 years. he had 33 points. 9 straight game of 30 or more warriors win one 19 to one o one. they are now in a season-best four-game winning streak. they will take on the celtics on saturday. but after the game we talked to steve kerr and he says he likes that momentum that his team is slowly but surely building as they look for a playoff spot. austin. >> we just had to grind it so,
you know, our first four-game win streak of the year. we're in a very good place. you know, spiritually guys feel really good about what's happening, which is a great sign. >> kiana williams became a national champion last week. tonight she became a wnba. basketball player williams with the 18th overall selection in the wnba draft. he was drafted by the defending champion. seattle storm williams is the 27th stanford cardinal to be drafted into the wnba. she was an all american this season and finished her stanford career as the school's all-time leading 3 points score. she went a little later than most expected. many had mocked her at 10. but guess what, she told me that no sweat off her back. >> i wasn't really necessarily. what about, you know, what number i was getting it to the way around. i honestly just wanted i just pray to god that i got a good situation for me. and i feel like seattle. is this one of the best situation for me and
i'm extremely thankful not was i was up there getting where, you know, you're sitting in all that great. i'm going stanford of that that's a winning culture. i'm going right. and so professional and culture salt. i'm just like i said earlier, it's going to win it. so it was like information and action. it. whatever team needs make i'm doing that to the best my abilities. >> good for her great situation. it's the learn from sue bird. what's what's better than that?
>> tonight. kron 4 is honoring the winner of the bay area's remarkable women contest over the last month. we profiled 4. >> amazing bay area woman. this was part of our annual serious for women's history month. and the winner is this. well, there she is right sydney gressel. >> she won yet. she is a pediatric pr nurse at ucsf benioff children's hospital and san francisco. this is her story. >> it's a big idea. born out of something as simple as a pizza party in march of 2020 near sydney. gressel was starting to see the ramp up of covid response that her job in the pediatric dr at ucsf benioff children's hospital in san francisco. but her job site had yet to experience the overload of cases that other hospitals were. i was feeling guilty for being in california when things were going off in new york. of course. >> and then being in pediatrics, where we were not seeing the same kind mortality and severe infections in
younger people and really feeling like i wanted to be able to do more and give more than one night. she suggested that friends also wanting to help out by pizzas for her team. my staff are just blown away. that strangers who they've never met before would send good pizza. to our it was feel appreciated from the ly community. it was at the time when shelter-in-place orders were just starting to kick in and actually become really difficult to source food on a break. >> office and the restaurants that we're all walking distance from the hospital were all closed grocery store lines were out, you know, around the block kind of thing. the necessity of getting overworked, medical workers fueled up, fueled the idea behind frontline foods, its dual purpose tackles another pandemic related problem. they raise money to hire restaurants struggling under shelter-in-place rules which gives them much needed business to make meals that both feed and lift spirits of the people putting themselves at risk. >> as they battle an invisible
enemy. the nonprofit has since moved beyond hospitals. in this video. you can see san francisco mayor london breed helping out at a frontline foods delivery to firefighters served meals to firefighters to ems. we have served in low income housing. >> collectives. we work with veterans. so kind of expanding our definition just the hospital front line. folks are who essential folks are and the idea caught on and over the course this last year. basically we've raised over 10 million dollars and have served thousands of meals in hospitals and in communities nationwide we have i don't know about 50 some chapters set up throughout the country. all run by this army of volunteers that came together. the reins of the now national nonprofit have the handed over to another relief agency world, central kitchen. one of brussels colleagues at the hospital says the mother of 2 young girls continues to inspire others with her bravery and strength. >> this summer. she had both and fallopian tubes removed
preventative lee after being diagnosed with the cancer gene, despite a whirlwind year. gressel continues to be enthusiastic about nursing recognizing that people that are going to encounter that they're having a scary experience potentially life threatening experience. and if i can bring some calm, some love, some reassurance, some information. >> and kind of just be with a person in their experience. right in front of me. i can see it make a difference. in the world. sydney gressel making differences both big and small helping change the world for the better. maureen kelly kron 4 news. >> and this morning kron 4 starting a fulsome in james fletcher they presented suddenly with a check for a $1000 that will go to the charity of her choice. and here's a look at that. we have a big thank you. actually we want to present in cash or check with a $1000 check. >> presented to the charity that you chose yeah. and we
also have a gift bag. we do outside other things. creating freedom movements, right. yeah. tell us. well, creating freedom movements is an oakland based organization that's really dedicated to social justice issues across the board. big picture. the things i'm passionate about our equal rights for all social obviously doing work, especially now more than to address the longstanding problem of racism that we have in our country. we've got work to do around women's issues. >> and rights and so on. so i chose this organization because these folks are working on all of those things they're also local grassroots and leaders who represent a lot of different diverse communities working together to tackle all these issues. and you can find more information on creating freedom movements on our website. kron 4 dot com. >> and we do have breaking news to tell you about. police in indianapolis are investigating after we know
several people have been shot. it's not clear how many on the city's southwest side not too far from the airport. there were reports a little while ago that there could still be an active shooter on the scene. not clear right now whether that still true. but again, we know that several people have been shot. >> indiana state police say interstate 70 is closed in both directions near the indianapolis airport has a go over the we are hearing from our sister station in indianapolis that some victims surveyed people who have family members that work at that fedex facility have been texting their loved ones saying that they're okay. but that there was an active shooter at the scene. but we also have word from police that there are several people who have been shot. again, we don't know how many and we don't know the status of the people who have been shot. you know, that's a huge fedex facility. more than a 4,000 people. in fact, it's the
second biggest in the country. but again, at this point we don't know the circumstances of the shooting. we'll continue to follow this breaking news throughout the rest of this hour and into our 10 o'clock newscast and keep you posted on the latest developments on what is yet, sadly another apparent mass shooting incident in the country. >> time to take a look at the 4 zone forecast looking live over the golden gate bridge and we start to talk about the weekend and our weekend expert is here, our chief meteorologist lawrence karnow all my life and i think i've gotten figured out we're going to a good one this weekend too. a lot of sunshine coming our way. it's a much warmer temperatures outside tonight. we are seeing a little more fog forming out there. the atmosphere starting to stabilize the warms up. you tend to get what's called an inversion developing on the atmosphere. that kind of puts a cap on the atmosphere and that allows some of that fog to form are seeing some of that patchy fog moving inside the bay right now. not too much. not too bad. otherwise.
big fog bank still lingering off the coastline. so we've got more to come overnight tonight into early tomorrow morning. so if you're headed to san francisco, you're going up by the zoom. yeah. grab a jacket as you want to be cool on the coastline 50's into the sunset. there about 59 downtown san francisco, 56 in daly city 54 some gray skies and a half moon bay as you get inside the bay, a fine. a little more sunshine in the afternoon, little breeze but not bad 60's in the burlingame and also in the millbrae you're looking at 67 degrees in mount view and also looking temperatures in the 70's in the south bay east bay numbers going to be running up 72 degrees in pleasanton 75 in lemore 71 in dublin. little further to the north. you go you'll find sunshine really a nice day. how about 72 in danville? 75 it won a creek about 75 in discovery bay. certainly some very comfortable numbers outside looking good right to the delta in the north bay to a little patchy fog along the coastline next couple days taking to the weekend certainly looks like one of those very nice special weekend temperatures warming
says she was protecting her children from their father and son. a brand-new jailhouse interview. also frustrated families in the east bay. they are threatening to sue the fremont school district. >> that's unless campuses reopen this month why they are blaming the teachers union for keeping schools closed. plus, we'll have the latest breaking news from indianapolis. this is a live picture from the scene of the fedex facility near the indianapolis airport where there are a number of people who have been shot. that and more coming up next on kron, 4 news at 10.
>> the bay area's local news station. the key now with breaking news. that breaking news taking place in indianapolis. several people have been shot at a fedex facility near the indianapolis airport police say at least one person is critically injured and 2 others are hurt as well. >> it is developing story we are following. this will bring you more information as it becomes available. not clear yet. exactly. >> why it happened. but again, we know that several people have been shot and police are surrounding that scene. some of the people who work in the fedex facility have been texting relatives at one point saying there was still an active shooter not clear. now whether that is still the case. but again, we will bring you new details as we get them. >> and also there's a massive police presence air. we