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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron 00:00am morning news at 4. >> good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron 00:00am morning news here on this friday. november. 26 all right, harvey, thank you for joining us. hopefully you had a fabulous thanksgiving with your loved ones and maybe you're going to go out shopping today or perhaps you're going to stay home, do some online shopping regardless of what you're going to do. john travel has been tracking that forecast. if you do need to leave your house to get some things done. good morning. john hay are in a good little shop and little sleep. and i think those are the 2 things people are going to be up to today. >> hopefully at least unless you're one of those people. joining us right now. it's
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case you're probably not sleep. we are going to be looking at a good day for whatever you want to be doing outside good conditions for venturing out there enjoying a little bit of sunshine that we will eventually tap into right now. it's just dark and clear above the east bay. this is a berkeley hills cam right here. a good one to show you in those early morning hours. we are seeing some passing cloud cover. this cloud cover is not going to last. and in fact, by the time the sun rises, we should be getting a very nice clear sunrise just around the corner 40's for most of our -urrent temperatures hayward at 49 degrees. dublin 41 santa rosa 42, one of the reasons we're not quite as cold as we had been. is that cloud cover helping to shed a little bit he lost during overnight hours. and so even though we are chilly, we're not looking at temperatures bottoming out quite as low as they were yesterday. now sfo looks pretty quiet this morning. it's likely going to be another busy travel day before another busy travel weekend just around the corner and all of it looks good with the
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sunshine that we do have and well daytime highs remaining comfortable as we have been seeing back into the upper 60's to low 70's rain. tom, thank you for that. all right. let's get a look at your traffic on this friday morning. so unfortunately we have a fatality. >> northbound one. oh, one just south of vermont street here in san francisco. it looks like northbound want to want all lanes are blocked due to that traffic collision. the air and traffic is being diverted off to cesar chavez. so we're going to keep a close eye on that as you're traveling, though, from the east bay into the city. a little under 10 minutes for your drive time there. the san mateo bridge us also head over get a look at that a little under 30 minutes as you're heading across towards the peninsula. the richmond sandra fell commute traveling at a richmond. a little under 9 minutes and the golden gate bridge. it will be about 20 as you're traveling from the north bay into the city. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up. but for now, let's get back to our top story. thousands of people in
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southern california spent their thanksgiving dinner in the dark because power has been shut off because of dangerous santa ana winds and fire risk because of that is carlos to see those shows us. >> it was a busy day for crews trying to clear fallen trees and get that power back up and >> strong winds and dry conditions, not the recipe you want for your thanksgiving. we live in a fire zone and for us it's particularly difficult because i have an animal rescue that's lady kelli hall and runs the animal rescue alliance in chatsworth. horses, donkeys ducks geese and dogs. these are just some of the 60 plus animals on her property that need to be ready to go at a moment's notice. there's nothing worse. then. >> trying to evacuate at 3 o'clock in the morning in pitch, black darkness. that's always tough. pressure is good. >> and she is prepared for the next fire disaster. she has to
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2000 gallon water tanks on her ranch. and yes, even her own fire truck, our first plan, of course, is to get all of the. >> animals evacuated and then shelter in defending place if we have to. >> the santa ana winds create dangerous fire conditions and some communities are without power to mitigate against the threat. we have no power and we're waiting for the power to come back on. whenever it does. we will be very thankful over in malibu. some residents and businesses have been without electricity for hours like cell putting a damper on those holiday meal plans. those shoot have been >> love them it whole lot. everyone's is going to be real thousands of southern california edison customers have been left in the dark. thousands more being consider public safety power shut-offs are a tool of last resort that
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we use to protect. >> our customers. and it means that we have exhausted. all are other options protect against those elevator. power outages. lasting between 3 to 8 hours for some just huge well, that was carlos the co reporting for us. cal fire santa clara unit has set a strike team to southern california during this santa ana wind event. >> authorities say the gust winds will make for a high fire danger over the next several days. shopping malls are on high alert as well ahead of the influx of black friday shoppers and the recent alarming trend smash-and-grab robberies. these of targeted everything from designer stores to mom and pop shops to cannabis. dispensaries. black friday typically means long lines and of people russian into stores. but the smash and grabs her changing people's holiday plans altogether, kron four's. rob nesbitt has that story. >> and as i was going back, i heard glass being broken.
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>> what was supposed to be a nice day at crissy field wednesday for stephen w turned into witnessing the smash and grab parked car. it saw him a distinctly pick. 2 bags of luggage out of the back of the smashed up vehicle. >> an increase of smash and grabs outside cars and inside stores makes him question just how busy black friday will be. >> but area mayors including concord mayor tim mcgallian say that shopping safety should not be a concern. i mean, there's a lot of eyes on. >> on our shopping district right now and they're usually are during the holidays anyway. so we just encourage people still coming out. please patronize our business is a sense of security that people seem to be trusting with an increase in crime. you know, deter you from going out to your shopping. necessarily kaling daughter says that she always has to be aware of her surroundings in san francisco. >> unsettled by the videos of smash and grabs at retail stores during business hours don't think they're targeting people perhaps. >> guess that would be a scary situation to be in the store
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when it happens. locals. i spoke to one thanksgiving feel safe knowing where to go and where to avoid. it's tourists. they worry about embarrassed by what has become an unsettling norm and it was something like this happens in the middle of dates. even more soocking. some people stop yesterday night. is this normal. i guess this is this is what we do. most of the people i spoke to say that they plan on avoiding shopping in stores altogether, not just on black friday. >> choosing to do their holiday shopping online in san francisco. rob nesbitt kron 4 news. >> well shopping on amazon today might be a little challenging. that's because employees could all go on strike. not all but some employees there could go on strike, a coalition of workers and labor groups say amazon employees want better pay. they want to prove workplace conditions among other issues. they also want the company to be more proactive on things such as climate change. well, those groups are calling all employees at warehouses data centers factories to go on a black friday strike. an amazon
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spokesperson says the company has taken steps to address those concerns. the federal agencies are warning you be aware of online scammers this holiday season ransomware and phishing attacks usually surge. this time of the year. scammers will disguise themselves as fake charities or create fake businesses hoping to full online shoppers. now the fbi and the cybersecurity and infrastructure agency. urge you to keep an eye out for suspicious links. and the holiday shopping season is here and it's very busy time for scammers. the better business burgau is out with a list of its top 12 scams and many of them are targeting online shoppers. ileana diaz tells us what you should be on the lookout for while you shop. >> according to the better busness bureau, misleading social media ads are the most commonly reported scams counting for more than a 3rd of all reports last year. social media gift exchanges are used to steal your personal info holiday apps to
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ask your credit card in exchange for a direct line to santa. those should likely be avoided. then compromised account alerts are a year round scam delete the emails and confirm everything is ok directly, then there's free gift cards. nothing is free, especially when they ask for credit card info number 6 is temporary holiday jobs. they ask you for money for that promise. big pay for a small amount of work. they're not legit. look-alike websites can be tricky because it's easy to type a wrong key. so make sure the site is legit before entering your personal information and fake charities offered to donate a portion of their profits to a good cause. but then don't number 9 on the list is fake shipping scams. their popular over the holidays. they send out e-mails with links ask you for your personal information. scammers are creating fake pop-up holiday virtual events and then charging admission to try to steal your credit card number. then there's top holiday wish list items being sold at ridiculously low rates. those are probably not
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legit. and last but not least on the list. there's puppy scams before you buy that four-legged friend make sure you see the puppy in person since they're usually are no refunds and the key here is to remember the old adage. it seems like it's too good to be true, it probably is. all right. well, that was ileana diaz reporting. meantime, the grinch may have. >> got an early start on ruining holiday cheer about 300 to 400 fedex packages have been found dumped in a ravine in blount county, alabama. police say the boxes toss into the ravine where all different sizes. it's not clear how long the packages were there who may be responsible fedex it multiple trucks and drivers to retrieve the packages and they're cooperating with law enforcement to get the boxes to their destinations as soon as possible. >> happening now, chp is out in full force this weekend. >> looking for dangerous drivers were getting a live look right now at the bay bridge toll plaza. the agency kicked off its holiday maximum enforcement period on
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wednesday all available chp officers are going to be on patrol until sunday night at midnight. they're monitoring for seat belt violations. speeding, distracted, driving and signs of dui. well, chp says too early morning crashes left at least 2 people dead and several more injured. the first happened around 03:00am just north of rouse, an avenue in belmont. police say a green honda drifted into the northbound lanes on highway one. oh, one in the wrong direction with its lights off the car was in hit head on into other cars were struck as well. the driver of the green honda was taken to a local hospital where she later died. another person was killed in a crash around 6 o'clock thursday morning south of brentwood. according to chp truck was heading north and a car was traveling south on vasco role when for an unknown reason one of them crossed over into oncoming traffic near walnut boulevard. the driver of that car died at the scene. the driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with
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major injuries. both crashes are still under investigation. it's not clear if drugs or alcohol were a factor. well happening today. the vta will be hosting a virtual vigil. it is to mark 6 months since 9 co-workers were killed there and the deadliest mass shooting in the bay area's history. it's going to start at 10:00am over zoom. and then again at 04:00pm is going to be music. a virtual candle lighting ceremony. everyone is welcome to join in. we have shared that zoom link on our web site over at kron 4 dot com. well, the gunman is still on the loose after a private security guard who was assigned with kron 4 was shot in oakland on wednesday. a $25,000 reward is now being offered for any information leading to an arrest in this case, police say the incident was an attempted armed robbery is still news camera equipment. the shooting happened around 1230 at the intersection of 14th in harrison near the 12 street bart station. showing you video right now from the
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citizens at showing that scene. well, the guard is now recovering in the hospital and officers later found an additional victim involved in that incident. a berkeley man was also transported in the highland hospital for treatment. that man was hit by bullet. sharp null. according to police or shrapnel rather, according to police kron 4 can confirm. he has since been released from the hospital. our reporter was not physically injured and a recent years. it has become a common practice for bay area television stations, including here at kron 4 to send our reporters and photographers out with private security guards while covering stories. coming up on the kron 4 morning news global health officials raising concerns over another new variant of covid where it's been detected and why experts say they are monitoring this closely. >> plus, hospitals are overwhelmed with covid patients in one state where the federal government has
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been called in to combat that surge will have those stories and more after we get back from break. all right. well,
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welcome back to the kron 00:00am morning news. i'm reyna harvey and. >> we had a great thanksgiving here yesterday and today have even better friday into your weekend. maybe you and the family you're going to be doing some online shopping today because you don't want to get out and about. but if you are going to be outside
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meteorologists on tribal tracking your friday forecast. good morning, john. now the bad day to be out there we are looking at good weather for it. whether you're online shopping in the baby. >> or actually heading out to the store physically. it is going to be another beautiful one pretty normal are pretty familiar at this point compared to what we have been seeing, which is just nice mild conditions back across the bay area, something that we've had all week long, clear skies above san francisco right now. we do have a little bit of cloud cover out there and just a couple of sprinkles right around oroville chico area on up into the northern sierras but aside from that, this is another dry day and what has been a very dry forecast. high pressure still remains in place. northerly winds for the bay. very strong santa anas for the southern part of the state have resulted increased fire danger to our south. we haven't seen that here locally, though. so not as much of a concern for us today. you get plenty of
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sunshine, a few more clouds moving in late this afternoon into evening, more sunshine into tomorrow. and you're going to keep that around and your sunday to send a lot of changes going on here. we're definitely staying steady ahead of us in this forecast. as far as daytime highs go back to the 60's for sf and right along the coastline. bayshore cities mostly in the 60's to with burlingame at 67 degrees. redwood city san carlos woodside at 68 south bay temperatures barely hit in the low campbell and san jose, you're down just a little bit from yesterday. to 69 degrees today oakland at 67 pretty similar to yesterday's high also pretty similar across the north bay. where will get ample sunshine and some mid to upper 60's later today. as for temperatures. our next 7 days. do expect 70's more of them, at least on into saturday and sunday of this weekend, beautiful weather to be getting out and about enjoying some sunshine and just a really mild feel that's going to take us all the way through the first day of december on wednesday even into next
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thursday. right now. john, thank you for that. will unfortunately, we do have a fatality. this is in san francisco. >> northbound want to one, just south of vermont street. so looks like on the northbound side won a one. all lanes are blocked due to that traffic collision in traffic is being diverted off to cesar chavez. we're keeping a close eye on that. i'm not seeing any major delays. a lot to 80 heading from the east bay into the city a little under 2 minutes for your drive time there. let's get a look at the san mateo bridge heading across towards the peninsula. you can make that drive in a little under 13 along the richmond center fell come you nice and light for us as well. a little under 10 minutes for your drive time and the golden gate bridge traveling from the north bay to the tolls. about 20 minutes. developing this morning. new coronavirus variant has been detected in south africa. scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and its rapid spread among young people in the country's most populated areas. well, health officials in south africa say
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the variant is feeling a dramatic rise in cases there. it's also been detected in boston as well as hong kong. it's not clear whether that new variant currently identified as b 1, one dash 5, 2, 9, makes the vaccine less effective. well, the war health organization is expected to meet today. it's going to determine whether it should be designated a variant of concern or not. researchers from qatar say re infection from covid-19. is rare. the study published in the new england journal of medicine found re infections of covid our 90% less likely to result in hospitalizations or death. another new study from the uk says pfizer vaccine immunity starts to wane about 90 days after the second dose. researchers say the findings support the need for booster doses to prevent breakthrough infections. experts in the u.s. are working to determine if and when children and teens are going to need to get a booster shot. doctor anthony
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fauci says is less likely adolescents are going need extra jab because of their robust immune systems. officials say pediatric studies are now underway and more information should be available next year. well, experts in the u.s. are working to determine if and when children and teens are going to need to get a booster shot disease. expert doctor anthony fauci says it's less likely adolescents are going to need extra jab because of their immune systems and they say pediatric studies are now underway, more information should be available in the next year. well, michigan is currently experiencing the highest rate of new covid cases in the entire us with roughly 8500 cases per day. the federal government is now sending 2 medical teams to 8 hospitals who are overwhelmed by the latest surge day. spencer has that story for us. beaumont hospital in dearborn is in the midst of a terrible combination. >> an influx of covid patients and not enough staff to handle
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them. so when the opportunity came to request help from fema. they took it starting next week. 22 employees from all over the country will clock in at the hospital. >> they make about them should be a large number of nurses summer as part their best and a couple possessions. and while any help is appreciated. admittedly 22 is not nearly enough. if we had probably between 2 just that. that would make us feel a lot better. >> and you know, probably for the for the entire health system. you 1000 nurses would be fantastic. the state of michigan was given this opportunity from fema because we're currently the state, seeing the biggest increase in new covid cases. >> health officials link it to 2 factors. kids are back to in-person learning. >> bringing a potentially covid covid variants home to their family members who are potentially unvaccinated
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coupled with a drastic temperature drop we've seen about a 200% increase in the number of covid patients in the hospitals and beau monde from some time are told now we believe that's driven by the weather and people being driven inside. and if you add in the lack of workers due to early retirement and other factors. that's when this combination really gets dangerous. we have just some challenges with our team's been incredibly burned out and exhausted and tired. their little bit frustrated and so trying to work through that with them that this help just kind of signifies that are not alone. people are noticing it. >> well, that was dave spencer reporting for us. the u.s. as a whole is experiencing a rise in new daily covid cases as we get closer to winter. now, the cdc says the 7 day average of covid cases has risen by nearly 10% over the past week. coming up next on the kron 4 morning news. there's a push from the department of justice to prioritize cases of air
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>> issues with unruly passengers have become increasingly common in air travel since the pandemic. >> the department of justice is calling on federal prosecutors to prioritize cases of violence on airlines. evan lambert has that story. >> we are seeing more of these unruly passenger incidents and
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more of them are turning to physically violent a reminder here breaking any kind of rule from a flight crew on board a plane is a violation of federal law. from flight attendants taking punches to passengers taped to their seats during wild in air rants. >> this holiday season. it's possible you'll witness a case of air rage on your flight. just this week, the department of justice announcing a crackdown in a memo. wednesday. attorney general merrick garland directing us attorneys to prioritize prosecutions of federal crimes involving on board threats and assaults. it reads in part, quote, when passengers commit violent acts against other passengers in the close confines of a commercial aircraft. the conduct endangers everyone on board. >> to un team taking biting shoving and spitting. it is disgusting as of tuesday. the faa says it's gotten more than 5300 reports of unruly
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passenger incidents since january about 80% of them nearly 4,000 are masked related this month. the agency said its proposed more than $200,000 in civil fines for 10 passengers accused of violent physical assaults. >> noting that since it announced a 0 tolerance policy on really incidents are slightly down since november. 37 of the most egregious cases have been turned over to the fbi for criminal investigation. what we're dealing with now is the airline's basically saying and the flight attendants and the pilots. hey, let's get real here referred to the doj. let's prosecute. >> that was evan lambert reporting for us. air travel experts point out alcohol mask mandate are largely fueling this kind of behavior. some airports are weighing whether to consider introducing a drink limit of bars before letting passengers board flights. and still ahead on the kron 4 morning news, a wrongfully convicted man has been years. >> behind bars is now
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receiving nearly a million dollars worth of donations were tell you about his story when we get back.
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