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>> when fun time from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news they were there to help mister they simply wanted to get him into a safe situation and the outcome was not what any of them intended. >> now a day we're hearing from an attorney for the 3 alameda police officers who had mario gonzalez in custody just before he died. >> i stand here tonight. one day shy. the 100th day my administration. after just 100 days. i can report to the nation. america is on the move again. president biden
delivering a historic prime-time address got the highlights from his. >> first address to a joint session of congress. >> plus restarting a recall why the effort to remove eric dominic foppoli after a series of assault allegations now has to go back to square one. good evening. thanks for joining us for kron 4 news at 8. i'm ken wayne and i'm catherine heenan in for pam moore. >> for the first time we're hearing the officers side in the death of mario gonzales. this comes as we're learning of 5 separate investigations into what happened. mario gonzales is family has hired an attorney. the attorney representing the 3 officers is also investigating the city of alameda has hired an outside agency to investigate and the alameda county da and the alameda sheriff's office. they've also launched separate investigations. we begin with kron four's terisa stasio live for us in alameda after talking with those
>> your this is the first time that we are hearing the officer side in this incident where mario gonzalez died. the family has come out and said that their 26 year old brother. well, he died and he was murdered. however, that is not what the attorney representing the officers say. i spoke with her and this is what she had to say. >> and nor estimate as their attorney. did the officer's murder. mario gonzales. >> absolutely not. >> allison barrie wilkinson represents james fisher eric mckinley and cameron leahy. the 3 officers shown in this body worn camera video who responded to the call of a mumbling and intoxicated individual early monday morning on april 19. mat person now known as 26 year-old mario gonzales 5 separate investigations are now underway to determine what
happened, that cause gonzalez to die while he was in police custody. >> the body-worn cameras reveal how hard the officers worked to try to calmly bring mister gonzales into a safe situation. they tried for 3 full minutes to handcuff him all standing up. they did not want to have to take him to the ground. and it was the intensity of mister gonzales refusal be helped. >> as along with his strenght very wilkinson says gonzales was a large person for the officers to get into custody is estimated by the officers. >> to be about 5 foot 5, but weighing. 250 to 300 pounds gonzalez. his family has said can salas had and we need to backed by the officers and asked him to stop breathing
and die. >> very once and says the video shows differently. a close examination of the video reveals that the actually have their body weight on their heels or on the there such that's really in essence they re seeing mister gonzalez and it was almost like a light switch. it was something completely unexpected. that happened when he suddenly went into. medical emergency which we don't know what it was, what it was. cardiac arrest very wilkinson says all 3 officers are on administrative leave pending the outcome of the multiple investigations. >> they are heartbroken. they were there to help mister gonzales. >> and behind you can say to drive a memorial for mario gonzalez is right behind me. they have a large vigil out here last wednesday and we've reached out to the family again to get their thoughts on. >> what the attorney had to say. and we're going to have more on. that's coming up.
reporting live here alameda. theresa back to you guys. all right. thank you for that. meanwhile, a south bay criminal defense attorney says the alameda police departments description of gonzalez is in custody. death. >> as a medical emergency may be true, but he adds the emergency was caused by the officers involved to he says used excessive unreasonable and unnecessary force. >> these officers had the most powerful tool that they have in their possession or at their will is their ability to talk someone down verbally de-escalate, a situation and these officers very quickly escalated to the physical use of force which is absolutely necessary. absolutely would have been alive. still today and that's a pretty good indication that police use excessive unreasonable and unnecessary force wind. but for their actions, someone would still be living. >> the attorney cody south and says eric mckinley, the first officer to arrive at the park on oak street in alameda. the morning of april 19th
initially showed restraint. but eventually appears to lose patience with gonzales 911 caller reported was likely an armed. believes the officers should be prosecuted. >> and we cut up a cup of alameda as mayor. she explained how she believes the city can rebuild trust within the community. >> our vice ali abdallah have asked for a special meeting just to talk directing our city manager to accelerate some of the recommendations of the steering committee. we want to make sure that right now we're looking into adopting alternative mental health based. responses. but that also right now today we are aware of and our first responders and our public members of the public are aware of all the various resources that are available out there and this is something that that can be done sooner rather than later.
>> and that special meeting that you heard the mayor reference that set for may 8th and we have a full on edited version of the body cam video on our website. you can watch it on kron 4 dot com. >> madam speaker. madam, vice president. it has ever said those words from this podium. no president ever said those words. >> and it's about time. president biden delivering an historic prime time speech before a joint session of congress. this evening starting off by a greeting. the 2 women standing behind them both from the bay area. vice president kamala harris. >> and house speaker nancy pelosi. they became the first 2 women to share the stage in congress during a presidential address. >> there were only about 200 lawmakers in attendance. they were spaced out all over the place. of course, because of
covid restrictions during the speech the president touted his administration's strides and cutting child poverty and growing jobs during his first 100 days in office. >> during these 100 days, an additional 800,000 americans enroll in the affordable care act are making one of the largest one time ever investment ever. improving health care for veterans. critical investments to address the opioid crisis. maybe most importantly. thanks to american rescue plan run track. child poverty in america in half. >> international. monetary fund. >> there's now estimating our economy will grow at a rate of more than 6% this year. we the fastest pace of economic growth in this country in nearly 4 decades. >> among the things the president talked about his one point, move, the prompter there. one point. a trillion
dollars stimulus package his plan for free community college. that would be for everybody. also taxing the rich to pay for his coming up at 8.30. we're going to go live to washington to get details after biden's address. we caught up with powell. also congresswoman anna eshoo to get her reaction. >> he has magnificent vision for america confidence in the american people understanding how sacred our democracy is. what we should invest. and and how that is going to pay off for the people of our country. so i welcomed his peace. >> congresswoman, as she also said she loves seeing history being made with the 2 bay area. women, political leaders behind the president. you'll hear her reaction to biden's proposals for working families and police reform policies coming up on kron 4 news at 9 o'clock. >> well, just 2 days, 2 days after paperwork was filed to recall the mayor of windsor. this process has stalled.
dominic foppoli has been accused of assault by a string of women. now the effort to recall him has to start all over again. from the very beginning, kron 4 noelle bellow here to tell us why. >> well, it's just 2 words actually that stalled this entire process and force this recall effort to be terminated, but it won't be for long. the sponsors of the recall they're already working to refile that notice. >> monday afternoon. chair of the recall foppoli campaign. tim zahner dropped off the notice of intention to recall. mayor dominic foppoli. but by tuesday night the town clerk announced it would not advance to. we might. all right. like obviously i'm not a lawyer and election specialist. >> it is. we're all learning how to do this for bullies. full title of at large. mayor did not appear with his name in the official notice. >> but donner says the group has every intention to refile the paperwork with the important at it going to near
to at large there because typically the title. i guess this is the first time a recall effort has happened in the town of windsor. it comes on the heels of assault allegations against foppoli from 6 different women even though he's not been charged with a crime for poli has stepped back from his duties as mayor and many are hoping he will resign altogether. >> we're all thankful that the mayor will resign because i'm elections are just i've kind of astounded why i think there are going to be some. sometimes when he to consider resigning. one we've been talking about when it says the recall. is certified. that might be something that would would make a difference. vice mayor sam sam in hopes residents trust the process as it unfolds. he says having to start over in the early stages is better than later. >> reality is you don't want to start a process. and after collecting signatures turned it in and have some of the
challenges are. and then after that. >> now the group has already acquired the 20 signatures needed to refile the notice they're hoping to have it turned in by the end of the week. foppoli has not responded to any of these developments and he does maintain his innocence, ken and catherine. all right. so assuming it's right this time. what happens next. so basically get a chance to respond to whether or not he does. this group is going to then file their petitions. the actual petitions that they'll get people to sign. they need to get about 3400 signatures in just a 120 days after that petition is approved so long process still to go next mile. >> coming up on kron 4 news at a traffic patterns across bay area been changing as more people get back on the road. we are looking at the numbers throughout the pandemic. >> and more cars on the road. of course, means more cars, getting gas but drivers have some stations could be out of luck. we'll explain plus a remarkable survival story near santa cruz. we're hearing from a teenage surfer.
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thais lot of backwash, this is 8 stone hines, a 17 year-old surfer from santa cruz. sewage just gotten out of the water at sunny cold saturday morning. >> when he saw young man struggling in the waves got >> my board and let him free. can relax and then some sets starting the waves were strong in about 6 to 8 feet high as 8 ended up losing his surfboard during the rescue. >> his struggle a little that can really. tretter anything he told me is his first time he's ever been in the ocean. zaid kept the man afloat until help arrived rescue swimmers from central fire protection district in sean rothwell assistant harbormaster rothwell says local surfers the first to help swimmers having a tough time in the water. we've we've had plenty of calls over the years where. >> you know, our local surfing community will will render aid and we we count on them.
>> quite quite a bit. actually, roswell says this victim was brought to shore with just a few minor injuries. thanks to zeta his quick thinking many are calling him a hero, including witnesses to the rescue like cammy rickman. he was amazing. he really was amazing. zaid says he was just doing what needed to be done. >> has stayed on something like that. then i feel so comfortable. there. so. >> people are now trying to raise money to help buy surfboard little. >> over while glad people could see like what he should do. they can help people. no, they don't sums going on publication. on how he's >> in santa cruz michelle kingston kron 4 news. >> a brush fire sparking in
southern california evacuation orders have been issued in los angeles county some homes being evacuated right now tonight. yeah. this is in castaic, which is said just a little bit north of santa clarita. if you've ever driven down i 5. you go right by that area where the magic mountain amusement park is. >> that's the area we're talking about more than a 100 firefighters have been battling the blaze. it's called the north fire that started this afternoon and so far the flames have burned 400, 60 acres and there is 0 containment and our chief meteorologist storms. karl is here to talk about it more you've driven down i 5 you know that the canyons are there is mountainous country there. and the winds can really whip around. and that's true. certainly it didn't look like they're big winds official a scale but. >> you look at the fire there, you can see whipping around a bit. and so those all the topography comes into play there. so you can have some swirling winds in and around that area. last 3 hours. you can see those winds only blowing to about 9 miles per hour. and that's about as strong as it was. but still you get some of those winds
and they get in between some of those canyons, they can be accelerated and you can see some stronger gusts. of course, that brush is extremely dry there. we've had dry conditions here in northern parts of california even worse in southern california. so yeah, things changing for them as we're going to see high pressure building in overhead. so hopefully they get a hold on this fire winds to look like they'll be a big problem as we head in toward tomorrow. but that brush there are so dry. of course, that's a concern as well. now we had a beautiful day today and still looks gorgeous outside tonight. skies are nice and clear. that's the way it's going to say, look at these temperatures right now about 74 degrees right now in concord, 70 as you make your way in the san mateo 64 degrees in oakland, 59 and cooling off in san francisco. nice weather to come. but a change in the forecast. have more on that in a few minutes. all right. thank you, lawrence. well, we've all been noticing. if you've been out and about the changes in the traffic pattern patterns on bay area. >> freeways, especially and specifically on the bay bridge today we some of the kron four's, grant lotus. he joins
us live in the studio too. >> tell us more well, as as we all know, some of us have been going to work in person this whole time. so many people haven't been that is changing and you really as you drive this past 13 months, you start to notice the difference, especially recently a lot more traffic. this is the heavy lifter have all the bay area bridges, the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza at the bay bridge. >> generally now running at about 90% of prepandemic levels on weekdays. this obviously a time lapse shot this is about 9 o'clock this morning. a lot of cars, some whole lot more than this time last year. commuters here, of course, heading into san francisco. and today we spoke with john goodwin from the metropolitan transportation commission who says the most detailed traffic data comes from bay area toll bridge us. >> as everybody will recall, traffic plummeted at that time bottomed out in early april
twenty-twenty and then begin very steep climb. they continued right around the first of july that plot has given way to a new rise that began in late february and continues to this day. >> and here you can see exactly would. john was talking about last april. you go back here. the daily average. just. >> plummeted. the number of vehicles crossing the bay bridge dropping below 70,000 per day, almost unheard of and over the past year, traffic. yeah. pretty sharp ascent here over the summer. things kind of went back to normal. you remember december january we had that surge. but yes, still this whole time. well, under what we had been used to seeing it last month with the highest average number of cars since the pandemic started here, just under a 120,000 still a few days left in april
right now. but the numbers we do have right now show that traffic keeps increasing and really with people getting vaccinated. no reason to think that trend is going to stop this data. all focuses on the bay bridge. but we are seeing traffic increases across the bay area. we have a live look here at the san mateo bridge switch. obviously that is not. but you need gas if you don't have an electric car. if you want to cross the san mateo bridge. the bay bridge all the bridges for more info on the numbers so you can always there's the san mateo bridge. you see you know, cars just kind seeing along not bumper to bumper, but it is 8.22. said this isn't the height of the rush hour. but a whole whole lot more action. then what we had late april in 2020. so good to see things kind of getting back to normal a little bit. for now. ken catherine, we'll send it back to you. all right. grant, thank you very much. as traffic does pick up. and the summer approaches. more drivers will be on the road.
and that means. >> you could have to take some extra steps to find fuel during the shelter-in-place orders last year. the demand for gasoline dropped that resulted in a decrease in gas tank truck deliveries. well, according to aaa, that has not affected the gas supply. instead it's affected the delivery of gas to gas stations. so well, you may find a few stations that are out of gas or low on gas. you shouldn't run into any serious problems filling up your tank. >> there is ample gasoline available throughout the united what we're seeing is that a delivery issue? that's caused some delays in particular markets. only senator around a few select gas but it's not a market white issue. and so if but you get your viewers, they run into a situation where there's either low or no fuel at particular gas station there. typically is gas at other locations.
>> again, this is specific to only some not aaa recommends he hit the road with a full tank. philip, where you can and as always plan ahead. the full interview with aaa aired earlier today on our streaming service kronon which you can download for free in your app store. put your camera on your phone up to that screen right there for the qr code and it will take you right to the app for 24 7 live local news. >> still ahead, at 8 o'clock and unusual shooting in san jose. one of the employee was hit by something other than a bullet. the rewar
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only at covered california. this way to health insurance. >> in the south bay, a $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot an arrow at a vta bus operator want to show you picture of the arrow looks like as a blunt, tip on it. the victim was on a work break when he was hit in the back yesterday in san jose. it happened in a residential neighborhood rather. but it's unclear exactly where. and what part of the city the worker was treated at a local hospital. no other word on that worker's condition was released. >> well, from education to the economy. president biden touching a long list of topics tonight. next. today. we are live in washington, dc will get details and we'll get
back a big story tonight, president biden delivering his first address to a joint session of congress. the president applauding the work done so far and his administration and the first 100 days in office. he talked about upcoming priorities admitting he will need help from both sides of the political aisle. riporter anna wiernicki joins us now live from washington. dc the president covered a lot of territory in tonight's >> curious, what stood out?
>> good evening. will tonight's address looked a little bit different from years past. not only was the chamber westpac because of the pandemic. but for the first time, the vice president and the speaker of the house sitting behind the president were both women. >> good to be back in his first joint address to congress and on the eve of his one 100th day in office. president joe biden says america is on the move again, americans always get out. >> today. that's what we're doing. america's rising the president called his administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic a success after i promised we get 100 million covid-19 vaccine shots. the people's arms and a 100 days. we will have provided over 220 million covid shots in game and laid out his priorities for the next 100 days. we have a real chance time root out systemic racism that plagues america
american lives in other ways. the chance to live or real equity. good jobs, good schools, affordable housing. but in order to move his agenda forward. the president will need the support of republicans. we need more senate republicans join the overall majority of democrats, college close loopholes require background check purchases guns. this was the pitch you just heard it again. >> but our nation is starving. for more than him to play the 2 south carolina senator tim scott deliver the republicans rebuttal. >> criticizing the president for not focusing enough on the issues. he says americans care about policies and progress. that brings us. >> closer together. but 3 months in. the actions of the president and his party or pulling us further and further apart. and tomorrow is officially the president's one 100th day in office in the white house says he'll be spending the day in georgia with the first lady attending
a drive-in rally in atlanta live in washington. i'm anna wiernicki. back to you. >> all right, anna, thank you very much. will the presidents speech featured and aggressive agenda being presented with an as we keep saying, a pretty unusual backdrop tonight to get some insight into the address. we welcome san jose state political science lecturer donna crane. thanks for joining same question that we just asked a reporter in washington. what stood out for you? >> well, what stood up for me president biden's comfort in that space. of course he's a veteran of capitol hill, but also, you know, his political dna is really imprinted with with the qualities of asked ability and empathy. and those really came through tonight especially in a small in a smaller crowd. it just felt a little bit into it. and he was clearly comfortable in that space. and with this agenda, that's what stood out to me in terms of town. >> donna supposedly tells us
speechwriters that he wants to sound like he's talking to relatives. so i think that probably worked. donna, let me ask, you know, he did kind of reference republicans a few times sometimes in a friendly manner, sometimes not so much. they accuse him of not really doing anything to reach out to try to work with family. is that going to be a continuing problem. >> i think they're going to continue to make that case. i don't think reaches people beyond their political base. i think it's it doesn't square with the political persona that we all see in joe biden. he's a pretty agreeable guys. pretty easy going pretty friendly enjoys a reputation of being really bipartisan on the in his tone if not in his policies. i don't think it still to this squares with what we see in him. i would say secondarily, you know, the republican party of late has been pretty sharp edge. pretty confrontational. i would say
since the mid 90's and newt gingrich. and so if the party doesn't have a lot of credibility to bring forth what makes that accusation? that said, i think they're really struggling to find a place where they can really get up told against him. >> all they need senator manchin from west virginia. he seems to be the key player in all of this with a 5050, senate and he's a definitely a more conservative democrat, some even wonder if he really is a democrat, how agreeable you think senator mansion is to all of these proposals by president biden. >> to be joe manchin at this moment in time. you can you can pretty much write your own recipe for any bill you want. >> i think he's amenable big things. but i think he's going to have do 2 first of all, he's got to move through his own domestic politics right. he comes from a state that is overwhelmingly republican. so he needs to be careful there. and second, i think he's going
to extract some actual concessions. i think there will be some real negotiations and some sort of being caught trying negotiations. i think we should expect to see both of those happened in the coming weeks. >> you know that the issued a response tonight, but so did a at a branch of progressive said had someone responding to the president. it does kind of suggest that he has that pressure from various corners. they're nothing at his heels to. >> yeah, that's right. and at least so far he's been pretty successful in consolidating the that becomes harder to do the more time that he lapses and the closer we get to mid terms as well. if democrats starting start getting numbers back that look like they're in trouble and mid terms, which is a very traditional thing to then i think we might see those problems be cummings. asked are baited. but i do think president biden is getting a tailwind from a set of circumstances and that is,
you know, the country just went through a year when the federal government basically left us to our own devices, kind of abandoned us. and so there is a real that i see in the country and the polling backs this up and my own conversations with my students backs this that the public is in a move to hear what can government do for me right i'd like to see some new stuff. we've been neglecting some things. i'd like us to do better so the public's pretty open to this message of more government services and even more government intervention. i think. yeah. and to that point, donna, i think that seems to be what the president was trying to do in this speech to was to direct. >> all of issues toward the middle class or those who are trying to get into the middle class. this for big this there was a lot of talk about just improving daily americans lives. and of course that's going to take taxes. but he's saying that's not going to take middle-class taxes. you have to earn $400,000 or more
to see your taxes go up. how effective will that be? >> well, i could not agree more with that analysis as i was observing closely and then watch the speech a second time. i notice adept he was at taking issues that are either technical or have been seen as a league issues, right. like of climate change, for example, and re framing them in in the merits and the values of the working class. and you know, this is this is a lot harder to do than it looks and he's exceedingly good at it. so we'll see if that kind of but he really did remove bring forth that political persona of somebody whos whose there speaking on behalf of the working person. you know, talks about the single mom who gets vaccine that can go back to work and he talks you know, we building unions and those kinds of things. and talk about climate change in this frame to its was very, very well done. i saw yeah. instead of having a winter been built in china
could be built in pittsburgh. he said in that just i mean, it seems like strikes right at the heart of the year. >> average american worker donna crane from tennessee state university. thanks as always for your analysis. we appreciate it. >> still ahead, as india's facing another big covid surge. some bay area residents are volunteering to try to are volunteering to try to provide help. i was hit by a car and needed help. are volunteering to try to provide help. i called the barnes firm. that was the best call i could've made. i'm rich barnes. it's hard for people to know how much their accident case is worth. let our injury attorneys help you get the best result possible.
the has declared a stage one drought. it's asking customers to cut water use bys10%. >> this of course, after california went through its driest winter since 1977 bottom line, not enough water for customers are reservoirs not refilling as they should. you're looking at say a lafayette reservoir here. the district says it will work harder to educate and inform residents on how to conserve. for more on all of this. and by the way, that lot that roads were looks pretty good. compared know if that's a new shot. some of them really some of them are very, very low march and they're not going to feel even just running out of time now. >> in the season. so severe drought conditions. you bet. and a good part of the bay area, especially the east bay. they're seeing that now. taking closer look. you see right here see the areas in red that is extreme. you get to conquer getting but what a you name it. they're looking extreme drought conditions that's good. start to creep further and further in across the bay area as we go through the summer months. but even
the places that are not in the red are still in the severe. we're talking or in dover talking oakland hayward fremont, livermore, pleasanton san ramon, all these places where everybody lives will certainly under those drought not good, but the long-range here's what we're looking at. the summer. i wanted to give you a look at this. this is a forecast model from know. this is a 3 month forecast. this is for the months of may, june and july and it's for temperature. and so what we don't want is some real hot temperatures. the summer. unfortunately, what this is show. we're going to get there's a 60% male, 70% chance we're going to see above normal temperatures as we head through the summer months. certainly that will exacerbate any problems. we do have with the drought. thank you, lawrence. in sports. a buzz is only getting louder on the eve of the nfl draft which quarterback. >> will the forty-niners take at number 3. we'll break down the m new tonight, travis
air force base and solano counties shipped out covid supplies to india. this comes after the biden administration decided to provide aid to help india combat the surge of. >> covid cases. there. this patch of donations includes oxygen cylinders with regulators and 95 masks can covid rapid diagnostic kits. they are being flown by air force c 5 galaxy cargo plane. this marks the first of several large shipments expected to take place to india in the coming days and
while the biden ministration says it's doing its part. so our local bay area residents quite a few of them. people are friends and .amily. and then they've launched fundraisers to get medical supplies and oxygen into the country. >> kron four's, dan kerman reports. >> with each day. the covid crisis in india gets worse cases are skyrocketing. hospitals are overrun and oxygen is in short supply. we want to do something to help now bay area residents like this palo alto couple are stepping up to help family and friends back in india. >> our offense local pretty much on a daily basis. we care about somebody has. koster way. and it could have avoidable death to stand up to the appropriate medical attention and the oxygen. the couple has launched covid relief. india dot com to raise money to buy and deliver oxygen concentrators to hospitals. >> treating covid-19 patients you have the capacity, the ability, the interest to help.
that's a difference that each one of us can make and this is that we need that help in the meantime, another group oxygen for india. dot org is trying to raise $400,000 to bring oxygen cylinders and concentrate ers. >> to hospitals and patients at home. san francisco volunteer nationwide. what has extended family in in loss in india. it's a humanitarian crisis and not just. >> my personal relationship to it, but also just being someone in the world who just wants to do good and help solve this problem. but india's lack of oxygen is just part of the problem. >> india's at 8.8%. first vaccination dose. that is completely underwhelming for a country of 1.4 billion people. >> ucsf infectious disease specialist doctor monica gandhi whose aunt died of covid-19 after not being able to get into a hospital in india has started a petition drive and joined other physicians calling on the u.s.
government to do more to get more vaccine to india. >> a pandemic is never over until we vaccinated the world. >> dan kerman kron 4 news. >> and now kron 4 sports from the 18 t fiber sports desk. >> the a's have been in florida all week working on their tans and they're trying to take a series against the rays. let's go to the trop. the ace playing the 3rd of a four-game set down their scoreless in the top of the 5th. mike zunino takes cole irvin. on a one way trip to center field solo home run, urban pitched well, but not as well as the raises pilar gas. now who didn't give up a run and struck out 10 in 7 innings final score. 2, nothing race. we are less than 24 hours away from finding out who the niners will take with the 3rd pick in the draft. this pick
could be the face of the franchise and it will almost certainly be a quarterback kron. 4 sports reporter kylen mills had to look at the 3 prospects that have everyone talking. >> the rumor mill has been swirling like never before around the forty-niners coveted draft pick could ohio state quarterback justin fields be the guy, the 6, 3, 223 pound gunslinger was the back to back. big 10 offensive player of the year and led the buckeyes to a national championship game fields is said to have all the tools arm strength, deep ball accuracy and mobility. his high school coach matt dickman says justin has what it takes to be an nfl star beginning outstanding person. >> that's going to be a great we know how talented he is. he can run his left thumb. and you know, and is right right and that he's really create play actual quarterbacks. i really don't know how we doesn't fit with the forty-niners. another guy that has risen to the top of the list is north dakota state's
trey lance. his play helped the bisons won the 2019 fcs national championship. >> the 6, 4, 224 pounds. signal-callers athleticism arm strength and decision-making stand out, though some have concerns about his accuracy. >> his high school coach terry bahlmann says lance his talents and maturity will lead him to success. 6 more to 25 of around 4, and it's got a cannon all the physical skills are are there. if you're going to get a great citizen, great role model. these can be face of the franchise you want is going to be the hardest worker finally alabama's mac jones has long been in the conversation, the 6 to 217 pound to be put up huge numbers will leading the crimson tide to another national title jones tout strong decision making and is excellent at reading defenses and processing. >> that doesn't have the strongest arm in his class. one of his high school coaches. kevin fagan has no doubts jones will excel at the next level is the mayor growing up and his work ethic.
he works as hard anybody's ever work that we've had around. it's just competitive edge >> mark knowledge of the game along with, you know, the physical is very good them in row road as well the rest of ruling and popular highland hills kron 4 sports. >> our while everyone is focused on who the niners are going to take tomorrow. there are several prospects born and bred right here in the bay who will have their nfl dreams come to fruition tomorrow. one of those guys is alijah vera-tucker this right there. big fella. he graduated from bishop o'dowd high school and went on to have an outstanding career at usc. he was one of the most dominant offensive lineman in the country. we will likely hear his name called in the first round of the draft tomorrow. i got a chance to visit alijah today at his house in oakland. and he told me about what it means to him to represent the town and what he will be feeling when he hears his name called.
>> the really surreal and probably knows have a real big smile my face in person. i see on my girlfriend mom and sis you know, asking like all my parents, you know, as real crazy work so it's a great feeling, you know, but you know, going the mat. you know, just another well, guys able to do that. you know, kevin ding can came to that while back in a couple years some of i'm just, you know, blessed to be able to to do that. the any time now, but who need to shout out them to do that. >> that town pride runs deep. we wish him the best of luck. that's all i have for sports. >> all right, jason, thanks very much. coming up, stop drop and cover how open first responders are bracing for
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this is this really is a last-ditch. yeah. and it's frightening to think that the flames are that close and that's your last resort. but you're right. it has saved lives. >> and that wraps up kron 4 news at 8 o'clock. but our primetime coverage continues at the top of the hour is grant lotus and justine waldman who have more. yeah, it's good to know the use of saying hope you never have to. that >> crisis site catherine, ken, thanks very here's what we're working on tonight for kron 4 news at 9, a woman in the east bay. it's been arrested for a possible hate crime over and argument here with the delivery driver. we have that video of the altercation and we'll be hearing from the drive. plus, president biden delivered a historic speech to congress this evening. the issues that he focused on and how a pair of a area politicians are now reacting to his prime time address. those stories and a whole lot more coming up during kron 4 news at night.
>> when fun time from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at known now for the first time we're hearing the officer side of the story in the death of mario gonzales. this comes as we learn of 5 separate investigations. >> what led to his death while he was in police custody. thank you so much for joining us this evening here on kron. 4 news at 9. i'm justine waltman. the key is off tonight. >> and i'm grant lotus mario gonzalez. his family has now hired an atey