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>> all we are taking a live look right now at the golden gate bridge. a lot of fog in the background there. alright traffic doesn't seem any heavier than usual fact it looks pretty light. the next few hours, though they are expected to be the busiest time for drivers out there, at least according to triple a. all right. back to our top story tonight. it was a chaotic 4th of july in oakland as first responders are being called out to all kinds of emergencies illegal fireworks, a big part of the problem. there were set off all night into the early hours of the morning, causing warehouse to catch fire. you're looking at video suggesting the scope of what crews had to deal with these things were going all over the place. and that's despite attempts to remind the public. we are in the middle of a fire season and a drought.
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>> and to make matters worse. first responders also had to respond to a huge sideshow. video shows a crowd of what they say was about 200 people at the intersection of high macarthur not far from the 76 gas station. police calling it extremely dangerous with the sideshow and then 7 shootings in just 24 hours. a chief says this took resources away from responding to the illegal fireworks. >> and illegal fireworks have been popping up all over california lighting up the night sky in los angeles, for example, again, despite warnings they should be. >> left to the professionals. there were some officially endorse chosen various places around la. but as this video shows there was a lot of illegal activity on top of that, los angeles officials say a legal fireworks cost more than 100 million dollars in property damage. every year. in the south bay light rail service still paused in san jose more than a month
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after 9 people were killed in a shooting at a vta art. the tsa officials still have not said when service will resume although the agency is suggesting there could be an answer this week. the shooting caused damage to buildings and equipment and computers all necessary to the service. the light rail system sans more than 40 miles from the south bay from san jose to mountain view before the pandemic there were about 30,000 daily riders in 2020 about 7600 people using it daily. on the peninsula investigators are working to identify a body that washed ashore on pescadero state beach in san mateo county. >> the body was found yesterday investigators believe that the person had been in the water for quite some time. happening today. florida residents getting ready for tropical storm allison. there were long lines of cars, for example, picking up sandbags. >> this is near tampa. state
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of emergency has been declared. there is a risk of isolated tornadoes. storm surge. heavy rainfall may be flash flooding. chief meteorologist lawrence karnow has been tracking this system and has details lights. you know, storm system is really just come loaded for bear. and so. >> we're talking about tornadoes course, love talk about the storm surge and the flooding. but boy, you're going to get about everything with the storm. and so far doesn't look like this is a major hurricane, but we still got a ways to go here. you see it's kind of disorganized is making its way into cuba right now. and has weakened somewhat. so we're looking at a tropical storm here right now, not a hurricane. tropical storm of 50 miles per hour. so stay right around the core there. >> it has slowed down quite a bit. remember last week it was moving nearly 30 miles per hour. so the fact that a slowing down is going to give more ample time to create more flooding as it makes its way in toward florida as well moving to the northwest right now 13 miles an hour. here is the very latest track. and you
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watch affecting the florida keys as we get into tonight and show you start to see the winds. those tropical storm force winds. you see higher gusts than that. maybe 75 maybe 80 miles an hour as it makes its way further to the north and then here we go. getting close to tampa by about 2 o'clock in the afternoon eastern time tomorrow, sustained winds of 65 miles per hour because of slowing down. that's going to get a little chance to pick up some steam here now looks like it's going to move on. shore, possibly near the panhandle here of florida near perry near chief lynn right there, possibly coming on shore as a tropical storm system. maybe not reaching hurricane strength and then it's going to move on shore with all that for us. all that momentum. that's where you have worry about the storm surge. the flooding is going to be all along the western half of florida, then it's going make its way across much of the southeastern part of the u.s. before it heads back out into the atlantic. guys, back to you. thank you, lawrence. fire crews continue to make progress on a string of fires in northern california.
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>> the lava fire has burned 46 square miles. this is near the foot of mount shasta. it is 70% contained right now. the tent on fire has burned nearly 16 and a half square miles. 51% contained. there are concerns about windy weather fire crews. they're worried that winds could gust up to 25 miles an hour by tomorrow and containment of the salt fire north of the city of reading has increased to 20%. it's burned more than 11,000 acres near i 5. and in southern california, crews are fighting the tumble weed fire. now the los padres national forest that began yesterday. it's already burned 2000 acres. it's only 10% contained. >> raining hot dog eating champ and apparently valais how native. >> we've been saying san jose. but the apparently it is belied how native joey chestnut.
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>> he kept the crown this holiday weekend. securing his 14th win at the nathan's hot dog eating competition on coney island. any did it. by scarfing down a record 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes. peaks. one hot dog more than chestnut. previous world record. >> do on. got a little rough. has working i'm slightly. water. >> all right. well. >> there she goes there and on the women's side, michelle lesco, she won the championship taken down 30 dogs even that's a lot. yeah, good for them. but a little hard to watch at times. all right. the city of new orleans had a fireworks show. thanks to will smith. the actor build a $100,000 to make this happen. the orleans has canceled its fireworks show
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that that was because of money problems. but as you can see, the show did go on this is along the city's waterfront. >> a city website today says where there's a will, there's a way. thank you. will smith. >> and the fog may have a little tough to see. but san francisco and a fire works is spectacular. yeah, that's that's the show. last night was amazing and for for carry that live. and here's part of it.
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>> let's face it, most restaurants try their best to let everybody know that there are around that is unless you're that hideout kitchen in lafayette going to take you behind the scenes in tonight's dine and dish. it's called the hideout for a reason. is that a good good name for absolutely i really would founded otherwise. you can't hideout is la mer n does best kept secret in owner. jb likes it that way. you can see from the street from the sidewalk. you won't hear sign. >> you can find us on the web site. we don't do any advertising is that part of the charm. that's i think so. chef and boss jb and his wife picked this spot off the beaten path. and so far customers have been beating a path to do it from the sun.
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the out on the little sign. it was easy. but i had directions tucked behind a soccer shop back in the tiny kitchen jb kicks out specialties like this giant waffle sandwich. those are lawful contracts taken to baby over with cheddar cheese with another off with a little bit sugar butter tabasco enable on top of the best thing ever get or if your appetite can handle it. the morning glory. a full on brunch between 2 slices. everything you need to value its feeling. it. >> yeah. a little yeah. look at this. >> there's wine and beer and homestyle hospitality. good value great taste with a side. >> of obscurity little nuances with the menu. >> unique nuances with the menu we're always looking for great places to dine out or to get take out in your neighborhood. you can use the
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camera on your phone to scan this qr code. it will take you directly to dine and dish our web page there where you can submit your favorite restaurant for us to feature big portion. nobody was leaving their 100 can still hold. >> still ahead, check your freezer. tyson foods is recalling m
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>> fireworks of a different sort last night after state prison inmate. he had been working on a fire crew stole a
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fire engine and then drove it into a ditch on wong reports. >> first grabs. the fire truck security cameras pick up a fire truck in the distance apparently doing donuts on the dirt. it was part of a response to this grass fire and shingle springs that included a prison crew based in georgetown neighborhood resident bill wild is on scene because firefighters went to the wrong location. at first he was glad a crew was there. those guys will be here all night. >> working hard. you know, this is great news and then a couple minutes later, the guy took off with the fire tracked with the chief chasing after him. the suspect led chp units on a slow speed chase through the dirt before trip down 100 feet of fencing and into the yard of a truck a company or inventory was stacked up to be actually landed on top of a couple of them. >> and drags it through the parking lot sparking slammed into one of our trucks leaving behind a trail of twisted steel. travis thompson was astounded at what he saw this morning before dealing his
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security video customers who had to endure long waits because of the steel shortage will have uo wait some more. we have product. that's damage. we have fencing that's our we have sacks of rocks that were set to go to customers. it's going to be a big hit to us. you can see what kind of damage and out of control fire truck the owners of the companies say they haven't yet told with their losses. but they say they were also lucky because no one was injured. other than the suspect, the suspect apparently suffered cuts and scratches after he ended up in this ditch. the engine was severely damaged. well said. the inmate tried to get away before being captured. piled on the guy until the sheriff's office could get here. it was a wild ride for neighbors to who are preparing to evacuate new column back and say there's a convict loose in the neighborhood lock all the doors and don't go outside it's strange that they're allowing the inmate crews to be doing stephan such a residential area cal fire. investigators were on scene to investigate the incident. but are only saying that the suspect is now in custody. >> that was lonnie wong reporting for us tonight.
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>> new information shows that summer is on the west coast are getting hotter and associated press analysis as summer temperatures and a lot of western states including california are up an average of 3 degrees over the past 30 years. hotter temperatures are mostly recorded during the day climate. scientists say that's connected to the drier soil on the east coast. meantime, it's been getting hotter at night. scientists blame the intense heat wave in the pacific northwest on a decades long trend of and even some are warming. we're taking a live look outside right now from our mount tam cam. and you know that. >> temperatures are not all that extreme right now. no, but chief meteorologist lawrence karnow was here, lawrence, it's going to get warmer as the week moves on. i think we're looking at a hot weekend in many parts of area away from the coastline right at the coast getting at that nice fog out there. that's kind of the way we've been seeing a play out high pressure dominating the western half of the u.s. we've
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seen some very hot temperatures tomorrow. not going to be an exception that ridge going to hold in place. we are going to see the fog. >> low clouds right out of the beaches. but yeah, you head inland. it's going to get hot 108 vegas tomorrow. one of 7 in phoenix, a 103 degrees in boise in some of that energy eventually make its way back out west as we get toward this next weekend as we're going to things up as high pressure starts to build in the bay area. we're looking calm conditions out there right now fog kind of locked in along the coast line temperatures 74 francisco, 61 degrees. foggy skies in the pacific right now at 57 more clouds on the way for tonight. in fact, i think we're going to see a lot of drizzle again tonight as that marine layer is going to deepen quite a bit tomorrow morning. a little bit wet out there on the roads. if you're traveling coast side, be careful going to be slick early on. but average start to the week as the temperatures holding steady through about wednesday. then on thursday, we're going to start to heat things up. and here we go. they were talking about much
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hotter weather as we get the weekend temperature for tomorrow. not bad at all. mid 80's inland. very comfortable 60's 70's around the bay 50's along th few stline ne days kind of holding steady. then as we get into thursday, high pressure takes over. there you go. you see those temperatures getting near a 100 degrees in some of the valleys that will march right up into the weekend. i think triple digits likely on saturday and sunday inland fairly cool out toward the coast. thank you, lawrence. well, the giants have new uniforms their orange quite they show the golden gate bridge on the sleeves. and all. i don't know if you're going to be able to tell from these shots. >> there's a touch of fog. they but they work and some fog on the uniform somehow the team will debut the new uniforms during friday's game against the washington nationals. pope francis in good condition. he is alert and breathing on his own. doctors say after undergoing a 3 hour operation that involved removing half his colon. the 84 year-old pope expected to stay in a catholic hospital in rome for a while. the vatican not releasing a lot of details
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but and italian newspaper says surgeons had to use wider incisions than expected after encountering unspecified complications. the pope needed the procedure because he has a narrowing of a portion of the large intestine. kate middleton, duchess of ridge self-isolating after coming in contact with somebody who has covid buckingham palace says she does not have any symptoms. she will quarantine for the mandated 10 days. she had to cancel all public events just last week, the duchess attended the wimbledon championships. also euro soccer match with her young son and her husband kate and prince william are vaccinated in may. eisen foods is recalling more than 8 million pounds of ready to eat frozen chicken. >> usda inspectors believe the products may have been contaminated with listeria. they include the grilled and ready chicken strips fajita chicken strips and the pulled
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chicken the recalled items were produced between last december 26th and april 13th of this year. if you have any of these products. you're asked to just toss them or return them for a full refund. amazon founder jeff bezos has stepped down as the company's ceo. but he leaves the world well, he leaves the company has the world's richest person bezos first made the forbes list of richest americans in 1998 when he was only worth 6 billion dollars. now this man is worth more than 200 to billion dollars. and most of that coming in just the past 3 years basis will remain as amazon's executive chairman he will focus on other ventures were told like his blue origin space company web services. chief andy jassy is going to take over as amazon ceo kron 4 news at 5.
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this unplugged device is protecting our beautiful coastlines and more. put off chores and use less energy from 4 to 9 pm to help keep our state golden. >> well, welcome back to kron. 4 news at 5, our destination, california surge continues with a trip to 10 million year old caverns in northern california that is old. melanie townsend has that story for us from calaveras county. >> in their quest for california. gold miners found the opening to moaning caverns in 1840 with only ropes in
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candles. they made their descent into a cave. 10 million years old in 400, 10 feet deep. today's venture isn't as harrowing. thanks to modern day technology. in all. some tour guides like serena barth. >> today. we're going to be heading 165 feet down into the earth. first we need to go into this back room here. >> our descent down into the moaning caverns begins with an indiana jones like passageway, holy moly. we a to a 165 foot tall spiral staircase that was built here in the 1920's. >> the material used to build the staircase came from decommission world war one battle ships are being taken apart. >> sturdy. put my fear of heights to the test today and kind of scary. but reaching that final step is well worth as you look around to see a grandiose cave of wonders. there's no golden here. no
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way. so they did all this work and there's no gold they're credited with california's largest vertical chamber that's open to the public. >> but they couldn't see it because they had a candle. >> for destination. california. i'm melanie townsend. >> if you scan this qr code with your phone. it will take you to our destination. california section of the website kron 4 dot com, you'll find a number of stores and fun things to do across the entire state. the summer. and that wraps up kron 4 news at 5. but we have a whole lot more ahead on kron 4 news at 06:00pm or in can wait here with a look at what's coming up. all right. vicki and catherine, thanks to you both. coming up tonight at 6 o'clock illegal fireworks park. >> a number of fires across the bay area which community suffered the most damage and how fire crews say this year's holiday fires compared to last year's plus, you might remember this. this was the scene at sfo friday morning when millions of people are seemingly millions of people left town for the holiday weekend.
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>> now they're coming home are live at sfo with more. i'm ken
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>> from the bay area's news station. you're watching kron. 4 news news at well ours. >> nonstop throughout the city. both violence and sideshow.
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>> now at 6, a day to celebrate america taking a turn for the worse in oakland sideshow shootings and illegal fireworks shows 2 people are dead tonight. several others in critical condition after a chaotic and dangerous night in the east bay. thank you for joining us for kron 4 news at 6. i'm pam moore and i'm ken wayne. almost 500 people were involved in illegal sideshows oakland's police chief says it was one of the most violent 4th of july holidays. he can recall as an oakland native. >> kron four's. terisa stasio has the story. >> chaos and disorder on the streets of oakland. this is what faced residents living in the east bay city on the 4th of july in a 24 hour period. the police chief monday listing off the shootings. the deaths, the assaults on officers, the crime which engulfed the at about 06:25pm in the 5400 block. 5700 block of a little bit. elizabeth street where a male adult. >> 29

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