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>> breaking news tonight at 6, a verdict reached former theranos ceo elizabeth holmes is found guilty of fraud and conspiracy ending a lengthy trial. good evening, everybody. thanks for joining us for kron 4 news at 6. i'm vicki liviakis and i'm grant lotus today a jury found elizabeth holmes guilty on one conspiracy charge and guilty on 3 fraud charges. >> here's a look at the verdict. she was found guilty on 3 counts of wire fraud and guilty on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. the jury returned no verdict on 3 counts of wire fraud. they were hung there. she was found not guilty on 3 additional charges of wire fraud and one charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and kron 4 just obtained sketches from inside the
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courtroom. you could see holmes father kissing her head after the verdicts were read there was no response from elizabeth or her family members after they were read. holmes was on trial for cheating, investors and patients out of hundreds of millions of dollars through her. >> blood testing company theranos back in 2015 the wall street journal exposed her company's devices for being inaccurate. well, the jury's decision follows 7 days of deliberations in nearly 45 hours of deadlock on 3 charges. no word yet though, know when she's going to be sentenced. our kron four's. jonathan mccall is gathering reaction to the verdict. he'll also have more tonight coming up in our prime time newscast. the big story we're following for you tonight. the fda has authorized pfizer booster shots for kids, ages 12 2.15, years old. our conferees. rob nesbitt joins us now live with what health experts are saying about these a booster changes. rob. the key is the same thing they've been saying with
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adults as with kids that boosters work. the fda also says that everyone 12 years old and older. >> 12 years old and older, i should say need to change the timing of their 3rd shots. parents waiting for vaccine advice received some big answers monday teens 12 to 15 years old, have been cleared by the fda to get boosted with a 3rd dose of the pfizer vaccine applies to something >> in the united states. infectious disease expert at ucsf. doctor peter chin-hong says he would like to see the cdc way in but is glad to see the fda's approval. you know what hospitals are experiencing nationally with omicron. and right now i think with pediatric hospitalizations op it makes sense to try and protect as many people as possible. the fda found that a 3rd dose helps better protect teens against covid and its variants. the administration also shorten the timing of pfizer's booster shots for everyone, 12 and older from 6
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months to 5 months after the initial series of vaccine shots if not people get infected at the same time. a lot was singing unity. what you're going to see is that we'll get reprieve because it's like having a giant force field the study in israel around 6300 teens show no new cases of heart inflation, which is what officials have been monitoring has a rare vaccine side effect when it comes to getting kids back to school after the holiday break. doctor chin-hong says that mask ventilation and testing are the best actions it was he the schools, roads leaky osprey and keep them open as much as they can. doctor chin-hong is also optimistic without people's immune systems are responding to omicron. he expects that the current high level of concern will start to subside in about a month. merely being in the upper airways up in road and that congress rather than in your is good thing and the speed at which is coming and going as a good thing as well. the fda has also
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authorized a 3rd pfizer shot for children 5 to 11 years old who are immunosuppressed thing that group might not respond fully to just 2 shots live in san francisco. i'm rob nesbitt kron 4 news. appreciate it, rob. today, the california department of public health released the most recent statistics on covid. take a look. nearly 80% of the eligible population which includes people 5 and older. >> have been vaccinated with at least one dose. however, the average daily case rate is nearly 16,000 people a day getting covid. that's about 46 new cases per 100,000 people. the test positivity rate is just under 16%, which is high. and right now there are more than 7300 people hospitalized with covid-19. meanwhile, napa county no longer has any icu beds available. that is according or i should say according to the california covid dashboard back on december 31st. napa county recorded having only 8 icu
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beds available again tonight. none and according to his dashboard, as of yesterday. 11 people were hospitalized because of covid with at least 3 of those people in the icu. but again, no perspective tonight on the situation and that other than they have no more icu beds available. we have reached out to county officials for a statement. we are awaiting that response. redwood city is closing its city hall to the public and shutting down city owned gyms to slow the spread of the coronavirus. that's according to a. >> notice those posted to the city's website cases in san mateo county have increased by 350% in just the past 2 weeks. the city hall's going close the public through january 17th the gyms run by parks and well, they will also be closed until the 17th classes through the parks and recreation department. those will continue. the library will remain open but will only operate at 25% capacity in the
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south bay, students and teachers are getting ready for school by getting tested for covid school officials with the san jose unified school district handed out free testing kits today. kevin armstrong picked up a pcr test for his second and 5th graders. >> we visited with family over the holidays and we tested at home before we visited them. but we also know that the pcr tests are in general more reliable and we've known people just in the past couple weeks that have taken at home tests. come up negative and pcr follow-up tests have come positive. so we just wanted to be really >> officials require only positive test to be reported on the district's website. alameda county also begin handing out home covid tests to students. the county office of education says that these tests are coming from the state. officials say they plan to hand out about a 100,000 tests over the next 2 days. officials say severe weather delayed the delivery of those tests to the state last week. also in the east bay berkeley. unified says nearly 2 dozen
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staff members did not return to work today after testing positive for covid. >> in a message to parents. the superintendent says that of the 12,000 covid tests given out to students and staff a little more than 5,000 results have been reported of those results. 71 students reported testing positive. 21 staff members said they had covid as of last friday, 23 teachers had reported that they would not be at work today. the school says anybody who has tested positive since december. 24th is in isolation and not allowed to return to work. right now across 4 dot com. you can see the latest covid headlines, including the cdc recommendations which have recently changed. also where to try to find some test sites and vaccine info. you can scan the qr code there on your screen with your phone's camera and you'll be taken right to our website. >> meanwhile, the tsa says that today is one of the busiest days for post holiday travel. but with winter weather concerns and short
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staffing issues. it's a perfect storm for airline delays and cancellations. our kron four's charles clifford has more. >> according to flightaware dot com, which tracks cancellations and flight delays across the country on monday 8900 flights were delayed nationwide and 4,325 flights were canceled here in the bay area. sfo saw 42 cancellations on monday. a 125 delays. san jose saw 15 canceled flights and 33 delays. and in oakland, there were 12 cancellations and 34 delays. looking forward. multiple airlines have said to expect further cancellations and delays as the omicron variant of coronavirus wreaks havoc on airline staffing forcing them to cancel flights and rebook passengers. one thing that could possibly improve the situation is the cdc recently said that anyone who has coronavirus can quarantine for a minimum of just 5 days instead of 10 and they can go back to work if they have negative test and are showing any symptoms that
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could mean that airline staff would return to work earlier than previously expected. now the airlines are also advising that anyone who's flying in the near future. check ahead with your airline. make sure your flight has been canceled and that it's leaving on time. but for now at sfo, charles clifford kron. 4 news. >> well, as long as we're at sfo. let's go ahead and take a look at it right now. outside kind of hazy and wet out there on the tarmac chief meteorologist lawrence karnow with us now that talk about the weather that we've been seeing at sfo and where things are going to progress from here. very wet throughout the night tonight. sfo has all kinds of trouble today continues out there tonight. what tarmac out there the clouds the winds have been whipping to some 2030 mile an hour gust delays. >> you have an hour at sfo oakland. no delays being reported there. no delays also in san jose, but things are staying slick out there on the roadways, especially closer to the coastline. so that moisture moving. it's almost like a heavy drizzle that is coming in right now. you can see that the moving in at the golden gate bridge, very slick
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out there right now. more of that coming in around the state, northern california. another cold front moving in for first week of the new year. kim things went outside for tonight and probably into early tomorrow morning that it can start to dry out these systems that are coming through right now. not very heavy, but it is constant near the coastline along the peninsula. you're seeing all that moisture running on shore right now. some of that sliding are in richmond, in concord and oakland as well. and for the south half moon bay in pacifica. you've seen plenty of precipitation and more to come for tonight. east or light showers. but you're seeing that in a walnut creek now in concord, even in antioch and the south, they haven't seen a whole lot just showed a lot of these low level events that come on of rain out over the santa cruz mountains by the time it into parts of the santa clara valley dries out what we call the rain, shadow effect in the north bay. they don't have to about that in just been coming down in places like can't feel over an inch and a half of rain already and more to come as we head through the night tonight. still, some gusty winds out there. some 20 in
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some 30 mile an hour gusts along the coastline. little blustery as this front comes through, it's going to stay that way for tonight. the good news is that temperatures with the cloud cover going to be warmer overnight lows going to be the 40's highs tomorrow. 50's and a couple of 60's. all right, lauren, still ahead, it is back to work. for california legislators. we're going break down their first day back at the state capitol. >> session today in dc why both sides of the aisle are struggling to find support among their own party to have a live report next. and new subpoenas for 2 former president trump's children, the questions the new york attorney general's won't spend it. (burke) this is why you want farmers claim forgiveness... [echoing] claim forgiveness-ness, your home premium won't go up just because of this. (woman) wow, that's something. (burke) you get a whole lot of something with farmers policy perks. [echoing] get a quote today. ♪ we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪
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>> between covid-19 and a big departure. boy, it was a busy day back of the state capitol for california. lawmakers kron four's ashley zavala explains. what happened today. and what's ahead for legislators. >> for the second year in a row, california lawmakers return to the state capitol amid a covid-19 surge. happy new year. let's get to work just before the start of sessions. senate republican leader scott wilk announced he tested positive for covid. >> and is asymptomatic. he said he was vaccinated and set to get a booster shot this week. in a statement, he said if you are considering vaccination, i urge you to take that precaution addressing the pandemic and its fallout remains at the top of the priority list for state
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policymakers laborsgroups calling for the state to reinstate covid-19 supplemental paid sick time and expand access to testing you're one of the biggest labor advocates and powerful appropriations chair assembly member lorena gonzalez announced her resignation so she can lead the california labor federation. >> it's just the most out of that for the most amount, people i hope we accomplished that and expect that this institution will continue to seek to accomplish that her departure shaking up the legislature that's expected to see even more changes with redistricting in this year's election ahead of the elections state lawmakers and the governor will have to figure out how to spend the state's projected 31 billion dollar surplus. some lawmakers monday proposing to use it to boost funding for schools this is a time for k 12 to be front and center in the in the budget conversation going forward. leaders acknowledging overall challenges are ahead. >> there will be some rough patches, of course. hopefully not as rough as some of what we have faced these past
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couple years in sacramento, ashley zavala kron 4 news in national news tonight. former president donald trump has been subpoenaed in an ongoing tax fraud investigation. >> regarding his family's his 2 eldest children don junior and ivanka trump have also been summoned by the new york attorney general letitia james saying that she is seeking testimony and documents in the valuation of properties owned or controlled by trump and the trump organization. the former president has called the investigation a, quote, witch hunt. he and his children are challenging the subpoenas. lawmakers officially kicked off congress's new session today with the same to do list ahead of them is they had last year. democrats. >> we're trying to drag their agenda across the finish line while staring down the looming midterm elections. republicans are planning to use every tool at their disposal to try to make sure their party returns to power, gets the majority force. washington correspondent jessi tenure joins us now live from dc with the latest. good evening, jesse.
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>> good evening to you as well. democrats already have a packed schedule ahead of them just this month. but what they still don't have is unanimous support among their own party for a lot of these priorities. >> the stands in adjournment, heavy snow quickly wrapped up the first senate session of the new as president joe biden and members of congress slowly work their way back to washington. but in a major shift majority leader chuck schumer announced monday. the senate will vote on filibuster rule changes unless republicans stop blocking stalled voting rights legislation. house speaker nancy pelosi says this bill is a must for democrats. everything that we do is affected. >> by how elections are the sanctity of the vote is respected this latest effort on election reform comes just days before the first anniversary of the january 6 attack on the challenge is to get to the facts and
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circumstances that created on abc's this week. mississippi democrat congressman bennie thompson says his committee investigating the attack. >> has found evidence that many different people coordinated it. we an covid. some things that cause us real concern and wyoming republican congresswoman liz cheney, one of 2 gop members on the committee said former president donald trump watched the attack on a tv near the oval office. he could have told them to go home and he failed to do so. and while that work continues in the house. senate. democrats have also vowed to vote on president biden's one 0.7 trillion dollars, social spending. >> and climate plan which as of right now still also does not yet have unanimous democratic support live in washington. i'm jessi tenure. >> jesse, before you go, we're coming up on a year now since insurrection january 6 riot at the capitol. is there anything else planned in washington on that date. january 6 thursday.
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>> yeah. even though the house is not yet in session until next week. congress as a whole will be. it leaves marking the day with a variety of events. house speaker nancy pelosi has organized a prayer vigil for that night. there's also going to be a moment of silence on the house floor and members are going to be able to share their experiences throughout the day and president biden and vice president harris will also be making remarks from the capital as well. >> all right. jesse tenure live for us tonight in washington. thank you for that report. jesse. a bipartisan house committee has already interviewed more than 300 witnesses and is reviewing close to 40,000 documents related to the events of january 6th south bay. congresswoman zoe lofgren is on the house select committee investigating the riot. she tells us it is important to not only look at what happened that day. but also at the rhetoric and events following the election.
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>> we have focus not just on the day itself and the violence and how that was organized. but the other events. i mean, this wasn't just random violence there was an intentionality to this. the intention was to install as president. the candidate who lost the election and that too depose the winning candidate really over turning our constitutional system of government so that is actually more serious assault. then just the violence aimed at the members of congress and the senate and the vice president. it was an attempt to really. overturn our government. >> representative lofgren also says is part of the investigation. they're looking at proposed legislation to potentially prevent events like this from happening again. president biden and vice president kamala harris are both scheduled to speak on the anniversary of the insurrection january 6th.
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>> i now to 4 zone forecast as we get a live look outside right now at the golden gate bridge where that some heavy precipitation play. lawrence is with us again. well, as we really getting a good amount of rainfall december and. >> now in the january here here we go. starting out just like last year. i've got a lot of rain around the bay area. again, total so far kept it. of course, traditionally one of the wettest part of the bay area over an inch and a half just from system alone. last 24 hours, san anselmo now over a half an inch of rain. santa rosa. >> almost a quarter of an inch there. pacifica just over a 10th for hundreds and san francisco just a light precipitation so far. but more that coming in. you see it out there on the road right now. very slick along the coastline. you see the wind kind of blow into. and you see that really just some heavy drizzle moving on in right now. but we've got some flood advisories again going up. we saw that happen throughout the weekend. the king tides rolled in. we saw some the waters kind lapping over the edge there. the embarcadero are
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likely going to see that happen again tomorrow, that high tomorrow just after 11 o'clock tomorrow morning over 7 feet. that is a significant hide that is going to be rolling in so many of the low-lying areas in and around the bay could see inundation from that high tide before pulls back in the afternoon, rain continuing to fall outside. love that focus. right now. the middle of the peninsula, right. the middle you see that popping up right now all around the bay area. most of us just some very light, almost a heavy drizzle coming through right now. it will continue throughout the night tonight and we're not done. there just yet. as we've got another one lined up behind that. but here comes the cold front kind of slide through most of the energy headed up to the pacific northwest this is some kind of roll over the top ridge. so not a real strong rain of but we're going to see more of that for tonight and tomorrow morning may be some lingering showers kind of just some scattered showers tomorrow, not going to be a rain out. i think mostly dry than wet, although could be a little soggy along the coastline. you can see that drizzle continued out toward the beaches overnight tonight to see the system kind of rolling on through more showers, on and off throughout the night
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tonight and then tomorrow morning yeah. early on. you see those scattered showers and tapering off by early tomorrow morning. the middle of the day that look bad and then maybe get into another round of some rain. i think tuesday night into wednesday morning as another system kind of drops on through that being said, this is a warmer system coming through temperatures. not as cold. i think by tomorrow afternoon 50's. and if we're lucky, maybe a couple low 60's in the santa clara valley. thanks, lauren. still to come, end of an era that old blackberry buried in the bottom drawer along with lose batteries and forgotten chargers will work anymore. >> we'll explain the latest after the break. >> and park for celebrating remarkable women in the bay area. we need your help to share their story. so if you know a woman making a difference in her community. you can nominate her for a chance to be awarded woman of the year and enter your nominations to get details on nominations to get details on kron 4 dot com. mmm. hey jack, how'd you get this spicy cluck sandwich to have the perfect amount of spice? i call it, jack's spice squad.
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>> happening tomorrow. blackberry is cutting off service for its classic phones and tablets. the company says they will go black. that means no phone calls, texts or other services are going to be provided anymore. but android powered devices. those will still have service. you know, blackberry, of course it was once the must have device for professionals as that paid writing in sending e-mails a lot easier. but it was later crushed by the popularity of apple's iphone. >> still ahead on kron 4 news at 6 cracking down to try to stop the spread. we have a closer look at vaccine mandate to enforcement across the country and here at home. plus, several suspects caught on camera. casing cannabis dispensaries in the east bay who police and business owners want you to be on the lookout for also the devastating marshall fire continues to burn in colorado. we have a new look at all the destruction as the search continues for 2 people who are
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