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>> when fun time from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news. >> for the first time in our history, president. and not just lost an election. he tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power. as a violent mob breached the capitol. >> now at 10, a nation pausing in rememberance one year after the deadly attack on the u.s.
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capitol. president biden promising to make sure it never happens again. it was a calm day in washington, dc today. we take a live look at the u.s. capitol building one year after a deadly riot took place at its doorstep and within its hallowed halls. even now political battles are still raging in washington, focused on bringing the rioters to justice in trying to prevent a similar attack following america's future elections. thanks for joining us for kron. 4 news at 10. i'm ken wayne and i pale more that attack in washington, dc lasted about 7 hours from beginning to end. and since then, many would argue that little has been result. several speeches and commemorations took place today to remember those killed and to mark the date our coverage begins tonight with our washington correspondent kellie meyer. >> tonight, members of congress holding a candlelight vigil on the capitol steps. the final in a series of daylong events remembering the january 6th attack.
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>> i'm allowed no one to place a dagger throw to democracy. speaking from the capital's historic statuary hall where rioters ran amok. exactly one year ago. we are the united states of america. president joe biden delivering the most forceful rebuke yet of his predecessor without uttering the name donald trump once in the 26 minute address, the former president united states of america has created and spread a web of lies. but the 2020 election. biden blaming trump for the attack at the capitol by inciting supporters with repeated false claims of election fraud. now i ask all members to rise democrats in the house and senate leading moments of silence among the few republicans standing with them. >> liz cheney and her father, former vice president cheney, the republican stalwarts. now, sean, by the trump wing of their party. many gop leaders,
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including senate minority leader mitch mcconnell attending the funeral of the late georgia senator johnny isaacson, other slamming memorial events organized by democrats as a partisan exercise. florida governor ron desantis has accusing the media of biased reporting on the insurrection, calling it their christmas. they are going to take this and milk this for anything they could to try to be able to smear anyone who ever supported donald track. trump scrapping his own news conference planned for today is counter programming. instead releasing this statement slamming biden's january 6 speech. >> saying biden is working hard to try and deflect the incompetent job. he is doing in the statement. trump continues to push false claims the election was stolen. now more than a year after his loss. again, that was kelly meyer reporting for us tonight since an attack, more than 725 people have been arrested for storming the capitol building. >> the charges range from obstruction of an official proceeding to assault the one
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year later. just 71. rioters have been sentenced. and as of now, only 31 people will see any time behind bars. the vast majority are still waiting for their trials or have yet to reach a plea agreement. the average prison sentence for the rioters is 45 days. one of those writers still awaiting sentencing is evan neumann from mill valley. prosecutors say there's police body cam video of newman pushing against a barricade during the capitol. take over. he is now listed at the top of the fbi's most wanted list facing a total of 14 charges related to the attack. but before agents could arrest him, newman left the country and has found refuge in belarus. he told the news station there that he doesn't think he committed a crime. he calls the accusations that he hit an officer offensive. >> a former staffer for then senator kamala harris re posted these photographs showing furniture barricaded her office during the riot on january 6. it took a coat
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rack. a table filing cabinets and tables to try and keep out the mob and the staff are safe. the former staffer who posted these again is chris harris. he said that it is his way to remember the har of january 6 last year. harris was not in her office on that day. she was actually inside the democratic national committee headquarters at the same time a pipe bomb was discovered outside that building. according to politico, capitol police started investigating the pipe bomb at one. 0, 7, in the afternoon on january 6 harris was evacuated from the building just 7 minutes later, the fbi says another pipe bomb was placed at the republican national committee headquarters. the same day. this is surveillance video of the suspected pipe bomber from earlier that morning to this day, though, no arrests have been made. >> we've spoken with several bay area lawmakers who are inside the building getting ready to certify the results of the election. when word
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came that and outside protests had turned into a dangerous mob and they were getting inside the building. palo alto congresswoman anna eshoo says the trauma from that day is something she will never forget >> these the violence of this mob and how they desecrated the capitol it was hard to look at a defra cade. in the capital in the citadel of democracy. so how anyone can say that this didn't happen, that it wasn't an attack. or that to even said one member of congress sent was as regular as tourists coming to the capitol. now. >> and it was not just a traumatic day. north bay congressman jared huffman tells us he and his family would face more trouble in the days to come. >> the death threats started
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pouring in to many members of congress. i had to relocate my family for a few weeks because we were getting threats creating maple coming by our house. it was an unsettling and it wasn't pleasant for any their families who had to live through it. >> both lawmakers expressed concern about the future threats leading up to the midterm elections. senate majority leader chuck schumer has promised to hold a vote on changing the filibuster so that democrats can pass voting rights legislation. so far, senate republicans have blocked those efforts. our coverage of the january 6 riots continues online. there you can read more about what people saw heard and felt in their own words on this tragic day. one year ago. you can also read more from bay area members of congress. it is all at kron 4 dot com. >> extremism existed before january 6, 2021 and some argue that met a formerly known as facebook is responsible for
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helping spread those violent beliefs. that is a claim behind a new lawsuit filed in alameda county today by the sister of david underwood. she alleges that her brother, a federal officer, was killed after members of an extremist group. coordinated an attack on facebook kron four's dan thorn has the story. a lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of david underwood is blaming facebook for causing his death. >> underwood was working as a security guard at the federal courthouse in oakland during the george floyd protests in may 2020, he was killed in a drive-by shooting. the man accused of killing him. stephen is suspected of being a member of an extremist group. the lawsuit alleges and others were allowed to plan this violence through facebook. yeah, i think the lawsuit. >> this is going to be the first of many legal expert. paula canny says this lawsuit is an interesting idea because facebook has allowed for groups even extreme wants to come together. the social
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media giant has argued they've banned more than 1000 militarized movements from their platforms and that there's no legal basis for these claims. the attorneys representing underwood's sister ashley jacobs say extremist groups like the violent boogaloo boys were allowed to stay engaged and active on facebook because it improved the company's ad sales. the internet is sort of the wild wild west of the law. >> i mean, we have laws about murder and killing stealing and all this for as long as you know, people could write. but the internet is only existed for 20 years. federal agents have found evidence of talking about extremist behavior on his facebook account. >> the attorneys allege facebook users were not warned about how engagement on the platform was driven up by hateful or toxic content. the lawsuit is seeking facebook be held accountable for promoting violent extremism leading to underwood's death. it's sort of like facebook is like.
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>> a giant meeting place and they're encouraging extremist to calm and made it this place and then put into all these horrible thanks, dan thorn kron. 4 news. >> stephen the man charged with killing underwood in oakland is also accused of killing santa cruz county sheriff's sergeant damon gutzwiller in an ambush 8 days later. >> the alameda county deputy sheriff's association is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and the prosecution of the killer of david win. the 28 year-old recruit was shot and killed on tuesday evening while he was driving home from work. it happened along interstate 5.80, westbound before the bay bridge toll plaza. the chp is investigating the deadly freeway shooting and anyone with information on the case is being asked to call the agency's golden gate division. we have listed that number at the bottom of divorce. green.
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>> now to our coronavirus coverage. we start with the latest developments out of san francisco where the school district and the teachers union have failed to reach a new deal on covid protocols. so union says their members have 3 demands that the district provide enough masks for all students and staff that the district test all students staff every week for covid. >> and that the district extend current sickly for educators who have covid the union claims the district is concerned about the financial costs of providing sickly for staff. the district points out state of california is no longer funding covid sick pay. in a statement, district superintendent doctor vincent matthews says, quote, it is our number one priority to make sure our students and staff are safe at school. we are committed to working with labor partners to ensure in-person learning can safely continue. chapter president rafi off is painting a different picture of today's discussions saying, quote,
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>> we are incredibly disappointed that the management of the district didn't come to the table. better prepared to reach agreements to keep our students staff and school safe and finalize this agreement today, both parties have agreed to resume negotiations next week. >> in the east bay, some teachers in oakland of planning a sick out tomorrow to bring attention to covid safety concerns there. the oakland unified school district notified parents today kron four's gayle ong has details. >> on friday, oakland educators are planning a one-day sickout for school safety. this really sent thursday with a list of demands for the oakland unified school district from mass distribution of n 95. and kn 95 mask weekly pcr testing, retroactive extension of covid leave and hepa filters and large common areas. here is smith. a teacher at skyline high school is planning the sick out. we would love to be in in person. >> just as much as everyone else wants us to be. but the fact of the matter is, our
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campuses are safe right now. on thursday, the school district notified parents about the sick out. in part the note highlighting covid protocols are in place. hepa filters were distributed to every classroom and regular testing is available to all students and staff. it just feels like that's not true. we need some time to get the resources that we on campus in order make it safe seek out is not sanctioned by the teachers union. it is unclear if educators at other schools plan to participate. usd perry disagrees. i feel my kids are safe and kids have been safe this whole year and they should be in the classroom. i think the district has done a good job you a variety of factors. both. >> you know, improving you know, it's cool. they have testing every single day of the week that's available to, you know, to and a variety of 10 different sites across the district. as for the solution, there are other things that can be done. and we are hoping that the district will come to the bargaining table and
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really >> bargain in good faith in the meantime, the district plans to keep schools open for students on friday. >> gayle ong kron. 4 news. >> 143 mount diablo unified teachers were reported absent from school today. school district officials say the virus in an ongoing teacher shortage are to blame. but despite those challenges, the superintendent doctor adam clark says students still receive their lessons from other credentialed staff members who stepped in. doctor clark says he expects to continue to see a high number of staff absences for the near future, but he adds he does not anticipate having to temporarily close any schools because of staff shortages. the union and the school district are currently in contract negotiations. the union says the 2 sides have hit a wall and that a strike is possible. >> in the north bay, marin county health leaders are working to protect school staff and students who are now back in the classrooms. they really several guidelines today adapting to the new data on omicron for ammonium is in our newsroom tonight with the
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details. l a pam. although 89% of marin county residents have been fully vaccinated. the omicron variant continues to prove that it can break through that barrier and infect people. the good news is the symptoms have overall been much lighter, but the health department is still being cautious in the classrooms to keep schools open. >> the marin county health department updated covid-19 guidelines for schools on thursday to keep up with changes brought on by the omicron variant they acknowledged at this stage of the pandemic, the risk of being sent to the hospital with severe symptoms is down. one in 15 people are requiring intensive care compared to one in 5 who were infected with the delta variant. but on the kron is infecting more people faster. so protecting the health of students and staff is a priority so kids can stay in school. all of our strategies are. >> laser focused on keeping schools open and not having schools excluded, especially when we have a more mild, we have a virulent, less severe
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virus. we still have policies that are pandemic level policies that isolation and quarantine and so i these are strategies to keep schools open. that being said, face coverings are still required for students and staff while they're indoors. >> booster shots are encouraged for those who are eligible kids. kindergarten through 12th grade will be given covid tests if they get symptoms when in quarantine and before they're allowed back to school isolation will last 5 days with a negative test. and if symptoms are gone, otherwise kids will stay home for a total of 10 days. updated guidance also limit school gatherings to 50 people indoors. only the fully vaccinated can attend sports games and performances inside and sports teams will be sent home to quarantine for 7 days if 14 members are infected within 14 days. >> we've seen, you know, now the data has accumulated and i others across the nation have learned with think what we knew, which is that closing
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schools create significant public and social and mental health. >> in fact, during one of the most isolated periods in the pandemic, more people were turning to a marine county suicide hotline near the end of 2020. but doctor willis reminds parents to keep their kids home and have them tested if they show any sign of being sick before they can come back to the classroom. >> they admit testing too soon could get your false at home test result. but the county's health leaders don't recommend confirming a positive with a pcr test. they say just treated like a positive, especially if there are symptoms. doctor willis says that another peak for infections is expected in the middle of this month. another community meeting is set for next wednesday. live in the newsroom. ella sogomonian kron. 4 news. thank u l a children ages 12 to 15 in california can soon get a booster dose of pfizer's covid vaccine. the state announced it is expanding eligibility to younger children today after the cdc signed off on the
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recommendation earlier this morning. >> this means that children in that age group can get the booster at least 5 months after their second dose. the state's website is currently being updated to reflect the expanded eligibility. officials recommend scheduling a booster appointment through your children's doctor. time now to step outside. see how things are looking out there at the bay bridge toll plaza. you see some clouds back there toward the east bay hills and. >> pam, it's not too early. start. think about the weekend. not at all. and it's going to start off with a little rain in the forecast. right lot. yes, we get into friday morning. we're going to see that rain picking up. if you've got to drive early tomorrow morning. >> be prepared. likely going to be a bit wet around the bay area. some fog out there right now. >> looks like that fog is going to lift just a little bit already begin to break up somewhat. but yeah, we've got this guy that's coming in. you can see already see all the green making his way into far northern california. the raindrops get ready to move in. starting to see that now in eureka crescent city and sliding on southward through fort bragg and before long
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they were talking about that rain here in the bay area. right now, though, we're looking at plenty of low clouds and fog. more of that on shore breeze continuing now. but as that front moves in, it's going start to mix out some low clouds and the fog, but only to be replaced by some rain. all right. let's see if we can time it out for you to get you going as we head in toward tomorrow morning. we've got some drizzle around the bay area today and that continues tonight as a front approaches. all of a sudden start to mix out some of the dense fog and then that rain moves in. so tomorrow morning, 7, 8 o'clock in the morning. if you're headed out of your commute, yeah. it looks like we're dealing with some rain drops early on. be prepared. not a real big storm but enough to get things went out there and a little slick out there on the roadways early on by the afternoon, we may be talking about some rainbows, maybe a little sunshine behind all clouds moving on out. looks like it should be a dry afternoon around the bay area. that's certainly a good sight to see. meantime, temperatures outside right now mainly in the 50's. we're going to see those temperatures kind of hold this front is going to be sliding through overnight tonight. nice a bigger front.
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this pack a little punches. it comes to early on of those not to have a ton of moisture with it. they were talking about a 10th of an inch of rain. but i think as we get on the backside of that, they were just lucky enough to see couple rainbows around the bay area, a little sunshine by tomorrow afternoon. guys, back to you. >> thank you, lauren. still ahead tonight, chilly new details in the investigation into a fire that left 12 people dead. why officials in philadelphia say a 5 year-old may be responsible. plus another cruise ship suffering from a covid outbreak and has docked here in the bay area. >> what the cdc has to say to those who are still choosing to travel this way. also a first in the nation. universal health care plan unveiled today at the state capitol by a faces. some serious roadblocks. >> and a very close call for a trooper in wyoming as he's almost run over by an out of control car. the warning from control car. the warning from authorities there next. when a truck hit my car, control car. the warning from authorities there next. the insurance company wasn't fair. i didn't know what my case was worth.
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♪ the barnes firm injury attorneys ♪ look at this. a wyoming highway patrol officer at a close call with out of control vehicle. he was. >> returning to his cruiser. you saw it right there. an suv veered off a snowy highway sped right by him. the trooper had to scramble to get out of the way. the good news is he wasn't hurt. the wyoming highway patrol was warning drivers to slow down and plan ahead when driving in icy conditions. authorities in colorado say they found partial human remains in the area of the marshall fire. the
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boulder county sheriff's department is working on identifying those remains. this comes after separate investigations were launched for 2 missing people since that fire broke out last thursday. it burned more than 6200 acres and destroyed more than 1000 homes making it the most destructive fire in colorado history. the fire has been fully contained. the cause is still under investigation. investigators are looking into whether or not a 5 year-old child accidentally set a christmas tree on fire, igniting that inferno that left 12 people dead in philadelphia. >> it happened yesterday at the row house which is managed by the philadelphia public housing authority agents from me, atf have been brought in to help determine exactly hos it all happened. children and 4 adults were killed. the family of those who passed away held a candlelight vigil earlier tonight. >> thank everyone for their kind. join us for time. and we
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appreciate the support. >> at least 2 other people were sent to the hospital. firefighters say none of the 4 smoke alarms in the building was working but housing authority officials say they were working when they were last inspected. last spring. >> coming up next, a 10 after being convicted last week. ghislane maxwell is seeking a new trial. why her lawyers say that conviction should never have happened. and we've got some clouds out there right now the chance of rain on the way. we'll have your tentative forecast coming up. >> more than 2 years after a father and son died of a fentanyl overdose. what san francisco city leaders and advocates say needs to be does. so a tragedy like this doesn't happen again.
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>> we have an update now to a story we first brought you last night at 10 o'clock. a federal judge sentenced a santa rosa woman to more than 6 years in prison after supplying fentanyl to the father of that 13 month-old boy leading to the death of both the father and the son. 2 others were also convicted in this case for playing a role in selling the drugs to 29 year-old patrick o'neill. back in 2019. and it was at that time. the kron, 4 news unknowingly interview, the person who federal authorities say actually sold the drugs to
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o neale. >> kron four's taylor. the second has the latest. >> more than 2 years have passed since the death of patrick o'neill and his then 13 month-old son, liam, who lived in santa rosa. the 2 died after coming into contact with sentinel in september of 2019. and on wednesday, the last of 3 defendants, leanna zamora was sentenced to more than 6 years in prison after being convicted of supplying fentanyl. that was later sold to o neale. authorities say that fentanyl was originally sold to lindsey williams who gave it to a man named sheen crazy someone we interviewed back in 2019 right after the toddler's death. >> almost positive had been clean for a number of months at this point. and i think it was probably the first time he used the draft. you know, it could have fallen out of his pocket a >> i i really don't know at the time creek claimed to be a family friend of o'neill's. but we later learned he was the one who directly delivered the fence and all to the baby's father. according to
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prosecutors. meanwhile, creating was sending this message to viewers at the time. people should really not use fentanyl at all. it's a very depending on how need is help here. one little speck like a grain of sand. >> can kill you. >> pretty was sentenced to 7 years in prison for his role in the fentanyl distribution. prosecutors say the fentanyl in question was originally bought from 100 and drug dealer in san francisco's tenderloin district. a place known for its open air drug market. san francisco's basically ground 0. >> for the drug crisis in the united states, former addict and now recovery advocate tom wolf says we need to do more to crack down on this activity in the city last month. the san francisco board of supervisors approved an emergency declaration which addresses the overdose epidemic in the tenderloin. and i think one of the metrics that we need to look at over the next 3 months is emergency declaration goes on is whether or not emerge accidental
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overdose deaths drop in san francisco city supervisor matt haney says law enforcement, the district attorney and state will all need to work together to go after the leaders of these larger criminal organizations. the problem that i see is that. >> as soon as they arrest somebody, you that person ends up back out on the street or that person is easily replaced. and so the deeper solutions to that to this problem to both give people offensive. also that we produce and so it's not so profitable and then going after the higher level that the bigger fish. i'm taylor bisacky reporting kron. 4 news. >> a cruise ship which is which with at least a dozen passengers on board have tested positive for covid is docked in san francisco. it did so today, the ruby princess return to san francisco after a 10 day cruise to mexico. a spokesperson confirms that the infected passengers had little to no symptoms and did not need to be hospital as a
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hospitalized. everyone on board was fully vaccinated. the story, though, may evoke some memories for those who were here when the grand princess cruise ship docked in the port of oakland. that was about 2 years ago as the pandemic was beginning. more than 100 people tested positive on that ship. 7 of them died. the cdc strongly warned against traveling on a cruise right now. although not everybody is heeding that warning. >> there's the cdc warning advising people not to cruise. we heard about that. >> i had we've got to get back to got to get back to sit around. stuck in the house for ever. >> the cdc says covid spreads easily on cruise ships. even if you are vaccinated. the agency recommends travelers get tested one to 3 days before and 3 to 5 days after their trip. >> airline flight
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cancellations and delays continue as carriers struggle with covid related worker shortages. according to flightaware dot com airlines today canceled more than 1600 flights and delayed another 1300 nationwide. a similar number of flights were canceled. airlines say they're doing their best to make up for staff shortages. and they're urging travelers to check your flight status before arriving at the airport. other news tonight, mortgage rates are soaring in 2022. as the average rate jumped higher than at any point last year, the 30 year fixed rate mortgage increased to 3 point to 2% in the first week of the new year. a year ago, the 30 year rate was 2.6 5%. the lowest on record. the increase is not totally unexpected. rates were projected rise as the economy improves and inflation yet another supply chain issue for the automotive industry. this time it's affecting tires. tire shops around the u.s. are having trouble getting their hands on premium tires from
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asia because they say the supply is still stuck on shipping containers. that plus pandemic disruptions in the rubber sector that led to many tires becoming scarce. click away from the screen to call the gaston. by the time i clicked back out and i was there were there were some availability and then 0 in the nation. >> the growing list of car parts in short supply is making getting around harder and more expensive for consumers. experts say drivers should check their tires at least once a month, especially in the winter season. if you're driving in conditions like these, you want to check your tires. a good size. winter storm is taking aim in west virginia, kentucky and tennessee this is video from the neighborhood in nashville. the national weather service issued a winter storm warning through tomorrow morning, which includes freezing rain and sleet and some areas as much as 8 inches of snow could fall depending on the location. this is the first significant snowstorm to hit
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that region in a while here in california. of course, a series of storms last month put a big dent in our drought. the national weather service says california has already received more precipitation in the first 3 months of the state's water year. >> and all of the 2020 2021 period in what we're extreme conditions and 80% of the state. well, that number has dropped almost 34% the image on your left is the current drought monitor map released today. compare that to the map from this time last week on your right, much less of that red, extreme drought category. and there is more rain in the forecast. our chief meteorologist lawrence karnow standing by with the latest all that rain has really helped out all the snow in the mountains. that is great news for a water supply. >> things can get a little skit you up there in the next 24 hours. and then we may be able to slow things down just a bit. >> in the high country, you're looking at i-80 right now and dollars a month. you can see cars going by. no problem right now. but
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>> tomorrow things are going to change as we've got storm clouds rolling in winter weather advisories going up there as well. expect another 5 inches. maybe 8 inches across some of the higher peaks in that advisory going affect, you know, all day long, right there on friday. so if you're planning on traveling for the weekend, be prepared for some delays going across the mountain tops and carrier chains. you're likely going to need them. but if you're get up there, it is going to be one fantastic weekend. snow for tomorrow and some gusty winds to go along with that saturday and sunday. it clear things out. beautiful weather and almost just perfect for skiing up there. you're going to see some nice, fresh powder. and on top of that, you've got some sunshine and very comfortable weather and roadway should be clear both saturday and sunday. maybe another system rolling in monday, cloudy skies around the bay area right now. mostly just some fog. it's been hanging around all day long, but on long range forecast, something's going to be changing here. we've got this front coming in overnight tonight for tomorrow morning. there comes through early on. think by the afternoon a high pressure begins to build in.
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we start to clear out your skies looking like a nice afternoon, at least tomorrow afternoon, saturday and sunday. look good. although with that rain probably have to deal with some of that ground fog as we get to saturday and sunday, too. after that, the models change in just a bit to push in the next storm system all the way down to southern california. then another chance of rain as we head in toward wednesday and thursday, although that doesn't look like much one either. and that's quite a departure from just yesterday when these models are running. so we have to wait to see. i think the long-range, keeps much of january a little bit drier than we had in december. so we're going to catch a little break from all that stormy weather. the meantime, though, we do have one that's coming in now. this is coming in overnight tonight and tomorrow morning that will be pushing on in. you see some of that rain showing up already in towards eureka and also the crescent city. and it's going to be moving south overnight tonight and into the bay area. temperatures right now in the 50's. i think we'll see this front kind of rolling on by and as it does, it will bring with it a nice little rain. i think tomorrow morning. unfortunate comes right in time for the early morning commute and that means we're
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going to see probably a pretty slick roads to start out your day. the good news is by the afternoon. i think most that starts to clear out tomorrow is coming the day. once this front comes through, it's going to mix out the low clouds and fog. i think we may see some sunny skies on the backside of it. so maybe some rainbows to be had as that moves on by then as we get the weekend looking good, high pressure building in looks like we'll dry things up. but watch out for some of that ground fog. thank you. or it's new at 10 tonight. lawyers for socialite ghislaine maxwell say they will seek a retrial. >> after one of the jurors says he was sexually abused as a child. maxwell was found guilty last week of grooming underage girls to be sexually abused by financier jeffrey epstein. that juror admitted in a recent interview he told others on the jury panel about his own abuse because some doubted the accounts of maxwell's accusers. her attorneys argue the juror was biased and should have been allowed to even serve in the trial. the judge asked the defense to file a motion for new trial by january 19th. in
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memphis. police have identified a suspect in the murder of rapper young dolph. they issued an arrest warrant for 23 year-old justin johnson, young dolphins. real name is a top thorton was shot and killed november 17th. no word. if the 2 men knew each other. >> peter bogdanovich, the oscar nominated director behind several classic films has died. bogdanovic was just 32 years old when his 3rd feature film, the melancholy coming of age portrait. the last picture show dazzled critics and collected 8 oscar nominations. he followed that bill with the screwball comedy. what's up, doc, which starred barbra streisand and the father daughter dominique called paper moon family members say bogdanovic died of natural causes at his home in los angeles. he was 82 years old. still ahead tonight, getting creative amid widespread shortages. how one hotel is using robots to solve its staff problems. plus, his
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>> for your help tonight, babies born during the pandemic are displaying less social and motor skill. that's
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compared to babies born before the health crisis. and that's according to a new study coming out of new york. that study looked at 225 babies born between march and december of 2020 baby show delays regardless of whether or not their mothers contracted covid during pregnancy or not. researchers say the delays may not be indicative of long-term issues in development, but they add the babies should be monitored as they grow up. california lawmakers are moving forward with what could be the nation's first universal health care system. the group says their plan would bring health services to every resident in the state. >> but as our capitol bureau reporter, ashley zavala explains, it would only happen with tax increases. >> it might or some california democrats determined to move ahead with 2 bills that would create a universal single payer health care system in california. and the reality is our current system. is in saturday. the first bill ab 1400 establishes the health
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care program and its rules which could cost about 200 billion dollars. the other bill is called aca 11. the constitutional amendment was unveiled thursday as a set of tax hikes to help provide the money. those tax increases would include an annual excise tax on businesses with an income of more than 2 million dollars. a 1.2 5% payroll tax on employers with more than 50 employees. a one percent payroll tax on workers earning more than $49,000 a year and a personal income tax for those making about $150,000 a year if passed by the legislature, voters would have the final say on the tax increase is a single payer health care system is the fiscally sound thing to do. the smarter health care policy to follow. >> and a moral imperative if we care about human life. >> republicans pounced on the proposal thursday. some say they have concerns about how this would financially hit those already struggling with the high cost of living and rising inflation in california voters a very clear and recent ballot measures that sought to
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increase taxes. that enough is enough. the effort also faces mounting opposition from several groups, including the california medical and hospital associations, insurance companies and business groups. the coalition releasing a statement thursday saying in part ab 1400 would immeasurably disrupt the health care that millions of californians rely on every day and that the worst possible time because it was first filed last year ab 1400 must pass the assembly by the end of this month to have any chance of getting to the legislature this year. a hearing is scheduled for the bill next week at the state capitol. ashley zavala kron. 4 news. >> facing staffing shortages. hotels are looking at some options because of the pandemic in lot of workers are not showing up. so some of the hotels are now turning to machines to ease the workload. the robots can navigate the lobbies and hallways and even use the elevators. and as nancy loo shows us one robot named alfred at a hotel in hollywood is proving to be quite the star.
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>> this is room service by robot. actually, this is alfred delivering some toiletries. any doesn't accept tips. he's a dream employee at the dream. hollywood hotel. >> never called in sick, never complains. hotel gm. van davis says alfred is a key staffmember since guests prefer last contact. so you have the contact-less safety. >> portion of the guests journey and then the experience of it. so for us, it's a no-brainer. and that's why we had another robot. alfred, we'll be joined by a bigger bought friend later this month. >> guests are impressed all the front. like a will send out for me. my fiance looked each other out for it. and then as soon you open the door, we've got this robot inches there greeting us with our food. it was amazing outfit. actually the supplements, tremendous amount full-time equivalents for us that allows. >> our team to still deliver an exceptional guest
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experience. everybody .punderstands that we need more automation to help with the labor shortage. steve cousins runs the company that runs the robots rented out to over 100 businesses nationwide. >> to him, the bots are improving, not replacing jobs. it makes the workers more valuable to the organization, allows them to earn a higher wage because they're not wasting their time doing tasks that are frankly beneath that the company is set to double its deployment of hotel robots across the country this year. its newest relay plus model is bigger and better at handling elevators beyond hotels and bots are also picking up the slack in all kinds of industries. a bunch of bots are in action in short staffed restaurants. the u.s. postal service just added butts for sorting companies like kroger and amazon rely on bought it fulfillment centers. more butts are being developed and used for food service and camera bots have been rolling around tv studios for years.
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>> but at hotels, many jobs remain protected. >> there's no robots. we're not even close to her about could change the linens, right? so housekeeping is still going to a lot of people involved with service robots, more able to handle elevators are multiple floors. expect more machines to join the workforce soon. >> at schools, hospitals, construction sites and beyond. i'm nancy loo and hollywood. back to you. >> and now kron 4 sports brought to you by xfinity. >> the warriors finished up their road trip in the big easy. but they had to do it without reinforcements. steph curry, draymond green want escano, anderson. none of them played the klay thompson countdown out in the big, easy pre-game routine is down to one look at these fans right now. they wish play with the plan right there in new orleans. got to wait a couple more nights. 2nd quarter,
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andre iguodala leading the break refer back to work. comey got 13 off the bench early 4th quarter health started to take control. gary clark rookie himself had a great game with 2 minutes later. brandon ingram. he's their star. you might be an all-star. we never know they have having a bad season 30 to 11. that give up. though. jordan poole had his worst game of the season, but he kept them closed. a logo shot right there with 59 seconds, left them on the press coming against the steel, the layup three-point game with under a minute warriors need of still one possession game graham is off on the 3. but josh hart beach, jordan poole to the long rebound last opportunity. heart male vo free throws warriors lose one. 0, one 96. they now return home for the
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return of klay thompson. now he doesn't come back on sunday. i'm going to feel, stu, because i've been pumping it up all week, but that's what all >> the report suggests. now, despite the loss tonight, steve kerr said you and happy with his group effort. >> i was really proud of our guys, you know, being a short-handed gave the young guys good chance to play an experience of. phil game on the road i thought our our young guys gain valuable experience. i was really proud of the team for. fighting all the way through and and giving themselves a chance at the end. college hoops. hosting usc. 7th ranked team in the country. and the bears hung tough. jordan shepherd, 17 points for him. >> but isaiah mobley, the younger brother of evan mobley, evan, who will be in town on sunday for the play for the cavs, 19 9 for him.
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nice game trojans. pull away. 77. 63 doesn't get easier for cal. they host uc la on saturday. another college know the usf men dropped only their second game of the season. they played loyola chicago today. remember loyola-chicago recently made the final 4. bob of in the sharks trying to snap a two-game skid. they took on the sabres in buffalo ever been to buffalo's miserable, snowy cold. first period. charge to go up goal. he momeyer my set up for mario ferraro. time his 14th of the year. 3 minutes later, thomas hurdle. he lights the lamp. that's his 17th of the year. sharks hold on to win 3 to 2. they head to our nation's first capital on saturday in philadelphia. the forty-niners
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continue. they're prepping for the rams. my producer give me a hard time. i might be from philly once again. jimmy garoppolo participated in team drills and he was throwing de pere passes. then he was wednesday. but he still obviously banged up that ucl sprain in his right thumb. and according to his tight end, george kittle, he does see some progression. so the door is still open for jimmy g to start on sunday down at so fi stadium. >> compared to last week, i think it looks you know, i don't know that feels like i know chip bones don't feel great. and i jimmy is, quote, speak for itself hurts. so you know, ever he's doing out there. i think, is doing a really good job so far. you know, we'll see what happens these next couple days as it a huge game. obviously, you know, we need to win get to the playoffs. but you just noticed that you said you got to stay consistent. got to do what you've been you know, the things i've been making success, we have to continue those. don't take short cuts.
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this is not really the week to do that. >> all right. and just and no. so the forty-niners, if they win, they're in the playoff. if they lose and the saints lose, they're still in the playoff. but the saints play the falcons who are very good. so you can't bank on that best bet. just when control your own fate. don't leave it up to another team. but hey, it's going to be a tough game and we'll see who starts. but that is all i have for sports. >> we'll be right back after a >> we'll be right back after a quick break. - hi mommy! - hi honey! oh i missed you! you just want to video call the kids. ok. ♪ hush little baby...♪ ♪...don't say a word...♪ but if slow upload speeds turn your goodnight call into an accidental horror movie... can you hear me? shut it down. just remember. you're not a bad mom. you just need better internet. at&t fiber delivers faster upload speeds for more reliable video calls. get at&t fiber, plans starting at $35 a month for a year.
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>> we're getting our first look at what commercial space station's of the future may look like here. some concept images from blue origin, the company, which was founded by jeff bezos, says it will use 130 million dollars in seed money from nasa to develop the orbital reef in partnership with sierra space and boeing. the goal is to launch the first module in the space business park in the 2nd half of this decade. tourism is also a major factor in future commercial space proposals, including a luxury space hotel capable of housing up to 400 people. also providing pods for researchers, governments and scientists. so pam, get ready to sign up and go spend a night in what should the space hotel? >> yeah, we'll see. all right. calling customer service. you know, that is frustrating.
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experience will now a lot of companies are turning the phones over to robots. a new study finds people actually have no real big issues with the so-called check. but as long as they interact in a human way. in fact, researchers at the university of florida say artificial intelligence and natural language processing systems are getting so advanced that callers often don't really know whether they're speaking to a real personal robot. from above that. okay. that's it for kron. 4 news tonight. thank you for joining us. everybody is they don't have to have a good night. we'll see them good night.
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