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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron 4 morning news at 4. >> good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron 00:00am morning news. it's thursday. april 22nd. i'm reyna harvey. let's start this morning with a check of weather which on travel because if you're up, you're getting getting trying to figure out what should i wear all last week was pretty warm. john, this week is where we start to see the temperature fluctuate a bit. >> yeah. last weekend, especially reyna really warm conditions. we saw daytime highs past weekend. well, up into the upper 80's this weekend. we're going to barely be in the 60's and some rainfall finally on its way across the bay area. very
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welcome. change of pace. certainly a change of pace that we need to see. but as mention got to start adjusting that were drove a little bit as you're venturing out there. let's get you a look outside this morning from your berkeley cam skies. well, they're not crystal clear. we've got some low cloud cover, sitting above berkeley. and in fact, some dense fog and portions across the inland east bay and then especially near the coastline up into the north bay. watch out for some lower visibility this morning. we do have some patchy dense fog having settled into many parts of the bay area. it's going to be hanging out with us well, through this morning commute. so it's going to be another great start to the morning fairly gray one along the coastline. even into the afternoon. well, inland areas will see some good clearing and some really comfortable weather, especially the further away from the coastline you're talking today. as for radar it's dry out there could see some coastal drizzle at points. as for winds. it is definitely breezy or near the coastline today. other areas across the bay area. will enjoy yet
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another warm, sunny, one relatively calm. one compared to those areas were exposed to the cool sea breeze 40's and 50's for our current temperatures alameda dublin, pittsburgh. conquered egypt, 51 degrees. san francisco, san mateo berkeley among areas, 49 degrees for your current temperatures later on today do expect daytime highs right around the same as yesterday'a cool jacket where the at the coast in the 50's 60's near the bay and some mid 70's to enjoy yet again for inland areas reyna john, thank you. as you leave your house this morning. we are getting a look at your bridges. >> and your commute, you have a nice one as you head into the city right now. little under 11 minutes for your drive time. there's a conditions look great. not tracking any major hot spots at this hour. let's also going head to head over to the san mateo bridge. look at that as you are crossing towards the peninsula under 11 minutes for your drive time. there's a conditions at the limit and we'll leave you with a look at the golden gate bridge. very clear. it was a lot more fog here over here yesterday. so
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continue to drive safely about 20 minutes into the city will have more on your commute and drive times coming up. but for now, back to the news. in a developing story. the family of an alameda man who died in police custody is speaking out. they say none of the questions are being answered and they want their own independent autopsy performed. and while they wait. the community is coming together to mourn the loss of their loved one kron four's terisa stasio has that story. >> on this wednesday. a vigil in the city of alameda. you can see behind me there were a couple of 100 people that showed up. they are all here family, friends as well as activists and supporters. they all are looking to find out exactly what happened this past monday. mario in fall and the the my family. >> you know. >> as we're still disbelief. >> that is jerry gonzalez and
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this is gerry's brother. mario gonzalez pictured with their younger autistic brother who mario cared for >> no, it was a father. you know, is the owner's brother >> you can mario a 26 year-old oakland resident died monday while in police custody and now his family and others wanting answers there is an ongoing investigation. but this is what we know right now. alameda police say that they received a call monday morning. april 19th of a male who appeared to be under the influence and suspected in a possible theft. police say that when they arrived, they attempted to detain mario, but state that a physical altercation happened to mario had a medical emergency he was not charged with a crime and. >> it was a healthy man. jerry says the family wants to talk with the alameda police department and they want maria's body. but neither has
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happened. initial report about calls again, we were not sure they were in regards to him. >> we're not sure of madaya was under the influence of anything. we don't think so. but again, because we haven't be his body has not been released as the family. one of our denounces that the body be released so that we can have our own each independent autopsy done so that we can get a little bit more answers. but still today the mom has not seen jerry has not seen his brother outside agencies now involved include the alameda county district attorney's office. the alameda county sheriff's department and an outside agency to examine the case >> you know, it is and an intelligent. you >> no man who. we still had a life. really deserve to have his life ended in this way. >> many unanswered questions. we do know that the 3 police officers involved. they are now on administrative leave and that is protocol of the
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departments. we also know that there is an autopsy under way on mario gonzalez to find out if there were any kind of substance in his system. toxicology usually takes a couple of weeks. in the meantime, the family is still very much in mourning. here in alameda, theresa kron 4 news. >> the new charges have been filed against an east bay. police officer for his role in allegedly shooting the death of an unarmed man 2 years and a half ago. as it turns out, the same officer recently shot and killed a second person. well, the contra costa da's charge officer andrew hall with voluntary manslaughter and assault. this all happened back on november. 3rd 2018 danville officers tried to pull over lot of mir are and said stop took off. and when he approached parked cars, he slowly drove between them. that's when officer angela hall opened fire on that
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vehicle shooting believe it 9 times. >> officer halls options underscore the need for a continued focus on de escalation training and improved coordinated responses to individuals that are suffering from mental illness. >> attorneys for the officer called the timing of the charges overtly political as they come just a day after derek chauvin was found guilty in the death of george floyd. the da's office says the delay was due to a backlog of cases. it turns out that officer hall shot and killed 33 year-old tyrell wilson just last month. this is the first time we're seeing body camera video of that encounter. kron four's. noelle bellow has that story for us. >> up until now, we've only seen cell phone video from bystanders of the march 11 shooting that led to the death of tyrel wilson. now officer andrew halls body camera footage has been released. and i do want to warn you, the images may be disturbing for a quick.
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>> for the first time, the public is seeing danville. police officer andrew halls body camera footage from march 11th 2021 the day he shot 33 year-old tyrell wilson in the face after responding to calls of a man throwing rocks at passing motorists officer. all of them was to top. from officer hall began working for danville. police through a contract with the contra costa sheriff's office following the 2018 shooting death. vladimir or delay to on wednesday, danville mayor renee morgan said she respected the da's decision to file charges against hall. in that case. >> and she called the release of the body camera footage in this most recent deadly shooting essential. >> the continue to support full transparency in all matters related.
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>> to both incidents. the contra costa sheriff's office released a statement saying wilson did pull a knife and threatened officer hall prior to being shot and killed. but wilson's family attorney john burris believes officer hall acted unreasonably yet again. my view is there was no warning. >> yet distance man was attacked. again, we have opportunity to burris says it all have been prosecuted on are latest case earlier wilson would still be alive. but i recognized. >> investigation to whatever time it took. i didn't know it until someone else. but he did. >> a civil rights violation has already been filed against officer hall ut burris believes criminal charges should be filed as well. in danville. noelle bellow kron 4 news. >> oakland police chief leronne armstrong says they are actively working to decrease the number of stops made by police. >> good entry point to any police contact is the initial stop. and if you can by space
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stops or stops that actually are not fruitful. they actually are not connected to a crime or some criminal that you're investigating think there's a real opportunity that's being it. so what we've got at the oakland police department is practice. what we call intelligence led policing really encouraging officers to make sure when they make stops despite raise. that is actually connected to some type of criminal investigation or some follow-up to crime. >> says this new policy went into effect 4 years ago. they've seen a dramatic decrease in the number of stops of people and the african american and latino communities. breaking overnight, fremont unified school district board of education has voted to return to full-time in person learning for the 2021 2022 school year. they made the vote late last night. they also voted to develop a virtual learning academy for pre k through 6th graders, increased virtual learning for 7th through 12th graders special education programs are
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going to continue in person in duval in individualized needs for students who are on able to return to in person. we'll be addressed separately. jewish is ceremonies and end of year activities are going to move forward in person. coming up on the proffer morning news. investigators are searching for a suspected arsonist. >> set. 6 fires just hours apart. some burning dangerously close to homes. plus side shows are taking over east bay neighborhoods and police are having a hard time stopping them. the problem. police in any they're running into. and welcome back
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to the kron 00:00am morning news. i'm reyna harvey. lets get another check of weather this morning with john shrable. >> is john may have a little rain that we can look forward to. we just aren't sure just yet. right. >> still looking at that rainfall this weekend or a net. yeah. it is going to be a good round of it as brief round of it for sure. but something that we are going to be seeing looking outside this morning. you can see that we do have some cloud cover sitting right above half moon, bay conditions out there. little on the foggy side for some spots along the so as you
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venture out, just make sure that you are give yourselves a few extra minutes because visibility is an issue this morning. now we are staying dry the next couple of days before that weekend rainfall just around the corner. you can see dry conditions out there on radar right now. high pressure is still in place enough, but that is about to be nudged out by that low pressure area that will bring us some rainfall this weekend. let's time it out for you right here. this is futurecast line of showers sitting well, offshore this dip in the jet stream approaches us on into the weekend. so today, tomorrow for your friday. both days looking equally dry as one another. then we work our way into thurs or to a saturday here. so saturday is kind of a day of change. it's going to be cooler. we will see some areas likely of a few sprinkles across the north bay on saturday. late saturday night into sunday. that's when rainfall gets here. it does look like we will be seeing widespread showers specially on into sunday afternoon by sunday afternoon do expect
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some areas of rainfall having pushed into the bay area, some very valuable snowfall in the sierra nevada by the time you wake up monday morning, things starting to come down for the bay still holding on to snow for the sierra. then we work our way into next week amid some drier conditions. so good hit of rainfall this weekend. something to look forward to. we had been so warm and so dry for well over 30 days now that rain falls. very welcome. now yesterday was a brisk one near the coastline. san francisco cool day while inland areas. we're nice and warm today is actually going to be pretty much the same. a little cloudier and cooler towards the coast highs in san francisco today. only in the 50's. so definitely bundle up for that pretty similar right along the coastline. bayshore cities little bit more on the mild side a nice one for redwood city as well as mountain view. each right at 70 degrees for your highs today. south bay daytime highs in the mid 70's for san jose and campbell huge at 74 santa clara cupertino saratoga milpitas each at 72 60's to 70's across the east bay
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fremont union city and hayward in the upper 60's oakland. 63 conquered walnut creek and danville in the low 70's. well, north bay temperatures anywhere from the 60's to 70's warm spot today being and you are cut 78 degrees today. now tomorrow's temperatures pretty much the same a little bit cooler for a few spots and just a few more clouds for other spots saturday. i do anticipate a few sprinkles for the north bay. but sunday is the day that the rainfall gets here and with a lot of certainty now. so that is going to be something that you do want to plan around. i'd say if you want to enjoy a mild feel friday is the one to savers much as possible saturday will be about one, just cooler and cloudier and then come sunday. the good day for maybe a movie inside and just taking it a little bit easier. reyna. john, thank you for that. forecast as you hit the road this morning we're checking your roads and into the city right now. little under 10 minutes. >> for you to make it to that fremont street exit. also, there's no high wind advisory in place along the bay bridge. there is one, however, along the altamont pass and let's
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get a look at the san mateo bridge heading across towards the peninsula under 10 for you. there's we'll keep a close eye on your bridges. you drive times learn more coming up, has the news goes on the for now back to the news. there is a push to move forward with police reforms on a federal level. >> a general merrick garland says his office will be looking into the police practices in minneapolis and at the same time president biden is calling on congress to act quickly when it comes to nationwide. police reform. brian anti and has more on that. >> ocean outside the courthouse in downtown minneapolis is derek chauvin's. guilty verdicts were announced. the former officer is now in custody waiting to be sentenced as the u.s. department of justice announces a broad investigation into policing practices within the minneapolis police department yesterday's verdict in the state criminal trial does not address potentially systemic policing issues in minneapolis. today. i'm
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announcing that the justice department has opened a civil investigation to determine whether the minneapolis police department engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful policing. the doj probe is called a pattern or practice investigation. a general merrick garland says they'll look beyond specific incidents to assess systematic failures and review policies. training supervision and use of force. most of our nation's law enforcement officers do their difficult jobs honorably and lawfully. i strongly believe that good officers do not want to work in systems that allowed that practices. the minneapolis police chief says he welcomes the investigation and the department will fully cooperate. >> that was brian entin reporting. we're also following police shooting investigations in other parts of the country in columbus, ohio, a 16 year-old girl
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holding a knife was shot and killed by police. the incident came within minutes of the verdict in george floyd's killing. and in elizabeth city, north carolina, wednesday morning. a black man was shot and killed by deputies as they served a warrant there. bail has been reduced for one of the 2 men arrested and kristin smart's disappearance. ruben flores made a court appearance on wednesday, a judge reduces built a $50,000. prosecutors say he helped his son paul hide smart's body after the cal poly student vanished back in 1996. paul flores is charged with killing smart during an attempted rape. her body has never been found. according to court documents detectives have evidence that indicate smart was once buried under a deck at flores his home and was recently moved. both father and son have pleaded not guilty. your mask, even if you're vaccinated, uber plans to keep its mask policy in place. drivers can
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also cancel rides the passengers to not wear a mask. the companies also notified riders. there is currently a federal cdc mandate. requiring travelers to wear a mask. coming up next on the kron 4 morning news you better think twice before legally dumping the trash and san jose or else you're going to end up with a huge fine. we'll tell you how much after the break. illegal
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dumping is a problem across the bay area. but there's a new effort to crack down on it in the south bay. there's a proposal to deal with the worsening situation by quadrupling the fine for illegal dumping kron four's rob fladeboe reports. >> the couch alongside the road in san jose could soon cost more than a new one. the fine for illegal dumping right now is $2500 for a first offense and $5,000 for a second. hoping to convince the city council to increase the fine fourfold to $10,000 for a first offense is san jose city councilman sergio jimenez along with san jose planning commission. vice chair along to media, say $10,000 fine is intended to feel steep because we want you to think twice before coming in our
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communities illegally dumping, particularly when the city house programs are available. >> to pick up garbage from from your home. there are as many as a 160 legal dumping hot spots around the city. >> a new reporting app, an illegal dumping patrols. we're making progress before the pandemic. but the problem has worsened with new hotspots turning up every day we're seeing this in every part of san jose. >> some neighborhoods more than others here in east san jose. we are literally saturated with illegal dumping. >> these are photos of the alum rock village action committee cleaning up illegal dumping on their own. residents are fed up, says organizer jesse this is just blatant. >> and we're just we're just tired of it because it just happened so frequently in the east side, it's just something that we just don't want to see anymore. but mia's shows the dumpers are getting more brazen. >> he says much of the trash in and around homeless camps is actually the result of illegal dumping last fall. the city along with the railroad spent $300,000 to clean up a
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huge illegal dumpsite here on monterey road. it's time to get tough, says bonia. >> we recognize that this tool alone is not everything. but we also know we have to force this conversation because right now with the public is hearing is just live with that live with that live with it. and to me that is unacceptable. if the proposal goes before the city's rules and open government committee later this month. and then on to the city council for consideration in san jose. rob fladeboe kron 4 news. >> still ahead on the kron 4 morning news the biden administration has met its goal of administering 200 million covid-19 vaccines before the president's first 100 days in office. more remains to be done. a live report from washington, dc is up next. well, welcome back to
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the kron 4 morning news. i'm reyna harvey. lets get another check of weather this morning with john shrable. >> who's been tracking her week last week. you know, i you're right on the money last week. are you anticipating this week. so, yeah, last week, warm one i think you enjoy that while intel, you're going to bet on saturday night in southern like that very much. >> but we're going to be looking at some conditions today that will be still comfortable before a cool down into the weekend and some rainfall just around the corner. this morning. you can see the bay bridge out there
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in the distance bridge. visibility is actually pretty fine for most areas. there are some spots of fog there to watch out for berkeley cam looking a little bit hazy that low cloud cover seem pretty obviously overhead. there are pockets across the bay area right now where visibility has fallen well below a mile that includes much of the north bay in areas like livermore as well where there's pockets of low cloud cover in the form of fog for some areas. this is something that gray that's going to hang out with us throughout the course of the morning. so do expect a pretty gray morning commute. some spots of lower visibility even into the afternoon. today. cloud cover will hang out near the coastline with inland areas and even bayside areas getting a solid dose of sunshine radar looking nice and dry winds overall calmer than they have been yesterday was breezy for pockets, especially exposed to the coast. but overall calmer day than what your tuesday was. at least temperatures right now we're in the 40's and 50's with alameda. double unconquered pittsburgh and delay home. all sitting at 51 degrees fairly milst

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