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the 83 year-old departure from the high court won't change its conservative 6, 3, majority. >> but it will give president biden his first supreme court nominee. ip>> this is a complicated country. justice steven briar reflected on everything he's witnessed during his nearly 3 decades on the u.s. supreme court bench. people have come to accept this constitution and they've come to accept the importance of the rule of law. during his official retirement announcement thursday, pryor directed his remarks to younger generations saying although the country is divided, the high court helps unite it. it's a kind of miracle when you sit there and see all those people in front of you, you had the people that are so different than what they think. >> and yet they've decided. to help. so there are major differences. >> under law as one of the liberal justices on the bench right around landmark opinions from reproductive rights to health care to voting rights is a model public servant in a
time of great division in this country. in the 90's, president biden presided over briar supreme court confirmation hearings when he was chairman of the senate judiciary committee. did we ever think that he would have served decades on the court and i'd be president united states with he came in to retire and now the president is tasked with nominating his successor, something he plans to do by the end of february. i have made no choices except one. that person will be the first black woman ever nominated to united states supreme court. it's long overdue in mind. >> the short list reportedly includes federal district judge brown jackson, who clerked for briar and california supreme court justice leondra kruger in washington. i'm jessi tenure. >> well, political analysts have been having a field day trying to speculate on what might happen next. who's going to be picked in one of them? talk to kron 4 today. catherine heenan has more from our newsroom on that. catherine? yeah, political science lecturer donna crane, can she says the?
>> whole thing is titanic. she puts it by washington, dc standards and i guess by political analyst standards, she agrees that justice briar successor will not be able to do much to slow the supreme court's rightward trajectory. but she says that she likes the short list of potential nominees and she underlines how high the stakes are right now. >> this term alone, we are seeing 3, 4, 5 giant issues come before the court. and it's it's still going to be a 63 conservative majority. there is a lot going on. there's a lot of state. a lot going on runs a lot of state for this particular seat. but everyone, a list of that i'm aware of is really top of their game. they as judges or people and other senior legal positions that already are following these kinds of cases. there are aware of the nuances and what they get to the supreme court. of course, they will have clerks team of
clerks. so i i think we'll have any problem with somebody getting up to speed. >> as for any surprises, donna says she never rules that out. but she also says judicial nominees tend to unify parties on both sides of the aisle and a way that legislation simply does not pam. and can. >> catherine, thank you. as the country sees traffic deaths rising at an alarming rate. the biden administration says it's working on solutions have a plan to use the new infrastructure funding to try to tackle traffic issues. kron four's washington correspondent hannah brandt has details. >> we have a crisis that is urgent, unacceptable and prevent. >> secretary pete buttigieg and other transportation leaders say the country's roads are becoming more dangerous. we've seen fatalities skyrocket on. >> our roadways during the pandemic that these are not just statistics. this is our family, our friends, our co-workers, our neighbors, our fellow americans, the department is launching the
national roadway safety strategy. a plan aimed at preventing the crashes that seriously kill americans. it represents a comprehensive plan to significantly reduce injuries and deaths on america's roadways. the strategy relies on the funding from the recently passed bipartisan infrastructure package. the bipartisan infrastructure law. >> included an unprecedented funds. for programs that make our roadways safer. they plan to do things like update traffic control, improve driving technology and study driver behaviors help cities and towns >> conferences, safety strategies as well as accelerate existing successful safety initiatives. and they're working towards an ambitious school. our goal is 0. that's a country where one day nobody >> has to say goodbye to a loved one because >> of a traffic in washington. i'm hannah brandt. >> for your health tonight, cdc says the omicron variant is now dominating covid-19 cases across the country. the
county for 99.9% of all covid cases. this comes from a look at new cases recorded in the u.s. last week. the delta variant is counting for one 10th of one percent of cases. cdc data also shows that this these case numbers are down from a peak and hospitalizations have also started to decline. 2 important announcements today from covid vaccine maker moderna first. the pharmaceutical company says the effectiveness of its booster shot against the omicron variant begins to diminish after about 6 months. the company says data show that decline happens more quickly than against the original strain. moderna also says it started a clinical trial of a booster that specifically targets the omicron variant. >> starting today, if you want free and 95 masks, you may want to check target. the free masks will be available at cvs and cvs pharmacies. inside target stores. the masks are
limited to 3 per person. while the supplies last and the stores will post signs about their availability. president biden announced the distribution of 400 million free and 95 masks last week. walgreens rite aid. walmart and kroger should have those masks available later this week. all right. the sun has slipped behind the horizon. let's take a look at the glittering city on this thursday night. yeah, a lot of people thinking about getting away for the weekend. and lawrence has the answer on how the weather is yet getaway tomorrow and yes, looks like it's going fantastic weather. >> around the bay area looking good around most of the state, the same. we've no delays at sfo, oakland or san jose with clear skies all around the bay area. now. >> about the monterey bay. if you're headed there, boy, 71 degrees and slam the 68 tomorrow. monterey, gorgeous weather that i understand. well, watching this fantastic. if you want to head down there now should be great to see. there's are going to see a lot of sunshine. the waves not too big either. 73 degrees in ventura for tomorrow. 67 in
long beach, 70 in san diego. and 71 in pasedena and the high country is maybe a little spring like up. there's those temperatures running into the 40's. so i haven't seen any snow for a long time. but there's a lot of snow still on the mountains. everyone enjoy that. 42 in south lake tahoe. 41 in truckee and 49 degrees in reno. stick around into the weekend in the high country. you're going to see those temperatures warming up a little bit. a few more clouds coming in on saturday. but staying dry throughout the weekend. that means those roadways are going to remain open and clear if you're headed in that direction. alright, temperature wise numbers are going to be looking good tomorrow or friday filled with 60's almost 70 degrees around the bay area. that will be a few more clouds moving up above. but that will be some high clouds scooting on by and the next few days getting into the weekend, looks like we've got a few more clouds coming our way on saturday, too sunday. there's weak system dropping through on monday to bring some clouds. unfortunately, no rain, some gusty winds to start out february, which is
on tuesday, dry conditions, at least through wednesday and thursday. >> an unusual delivery after making an arrest. >> and officer completed a woman's doordash order will explain what happened. after the break. why a couple from oakland says they're being forced to fight for access to an alzheimer's drug that they call life changing. when a truck hit my car, the insurance company wasn't fair. i didn't know what my case was worth, so i called the barnes firm. i'm rich barnes.
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>> health care coverage for a drug which treats all timers disease is at risk of getting cut. and that move could affect more than 6 million americans who are living with that disease last year. the food and drug administration approved a drug called add to helm for the treatment of alzheimer's, but centers for medicare and medicaid service say they're now considering cutting medicare coverage of the drug. the agency only wants to cover the drug in clinical trials approved by the cms itself or by the national institutes of health. this is concerning for page patients such as but in the arrow from oakland at 53 years old, but is living with alzheimer's and is in a current trial. the couple says medicine has given them their lives back. >> we do know that. he seems to be in better spirits. he's,
you know, we're both just enjoying life. a lot more and it's a lot. let's a lot more peace of mind. and that stress that's everything and gives us hope for the future. so not having that is really frightening. >> and it is absolutely crucial that we not only develop more drugs as best as we can but that we casts a shadow on the things that are working now. >> cms reported doubts about whether the possible benefits of helm outweigh the safety risk, which includes headaches, dizziness and brain bleeds. but we'll stay in the trial and keep getting the drug, at least for another year after that, it's unknown. what will happen next. >> coming up in sports, the forty-niners getting ready for sunday's nfc championship game. sports director jason dumas has head coach
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millions of people. >> no, i'm not here expecting. we had a report of an officer that was moonlighting as a doordash employee while on duty. that's not exactly has stood for after stopping a car nearby and having to arrest the driver. >> the officer realized the person worked for doordash and there was food in the car. so the officer finished the delivery and i'm sure he's waited a long time for his grub hub for his meal and stuff. and it's just like. >> well, this is just sitting here waiting before and everything like that. she's going to wonder what happened paige. martin is the sister of the police officer. she says he's not the type of person you'd ever expect to go viral on social media. >> and he didn't want to be interviewed about his last minute delivery. >> well, he's not like one to doesn't really like for the city. i mean, i barely get a picture with them. so. >> but now his actions are showing millions of people a
moment of kindness and of going beyond the line of duty. i'm sure he's not really liking all the publicity right now. but >> i mean, cops like and deserved to be recognize because it's the small things that matter. it's those little things that officers do that can make a big difference. and that's one of the reasons that we do the job, why we have such a >> good relationship with the community is is the support that we get. and we recognize that those little things make a difference. i'm lawrence olick. any no doubt did not expect a tip at la x this morning. a big sendoff for team usa as they boarded a flight to the olympic winter games in beijing. the athletes were aboard delta airlines first-ever charter flight that. >> carried only team usa athletes. delta gave them a royal treatment with the red carpet in a private hangar just for them. the games get under way a week from tomorrow. that's followed by the paralympic games that start on february. 25th. this is the 8th year in a row. the delta has served as team usa is official airline.
>> and now kron 4 sports. >> championship week, preparations continued and santa clara today. >> but now the buzz is palpable and it's impossible for the players to tune everything out, but they still have a job to do and they have to be laser-focused n. >> the work this week is pretty straightforward. not only had this team in 4 formed and identity and no, they're good at but they know their opponent inside out as well. and we've spoken at nauseum this week on the relationship between the 2 head coaches, mcveigh and shanahan. they used to be co-workers. now they are rivals in. it's been a pretty one-sided rivalry on shandy side. so much so that someone asked mcveigh if kyle
was in his head, something kyle shanahan then think was very appropriate. a question like that is. >> just giving sean and myself. we too much credit. i'm or coaches. thank watch what's going on on that field and some of the players out there and the people that are competing and i think that it's about shot and i i mean, i know he doesn't feel that way and he knows i don't feel that way. the fact we're here and that we've earned the opportunity to play in this game. >> saw some so definitely, you know, i think guys are i don't want to say more lock them, but there's a different type of focus. everyone's doing a lot. you know, whether it's things on lives, everything just kind of amplified at this moment. but guys are in a great job. just focus on getting better every single day locked in the meetings. i'm locked into getting better. his focus on the game plan. and i know our boys be very ready to come sunday. >> the nba all-star starters were announced today and the warriors are well represrnted.
steph curry and andrew wiggins both made the cut. curry will make his 8th all-star game appearance which passes rick perry franchise record of 7 all-star start. he now only trails areas in who had 10 appearances for most all-star selections in warriors, history. wiggins was named the starter in his first all-star appearance of this for the first time for averaging 18, 4, 2, on the season. steve kerr said this is the perfect season. >> for weeks to make his debut. >> we just felt like he was still a young player and could fit into our system with time that he learn how to play with with steph and klay adapt to some of the things you know, we did and then add some things you know, we didn't have his ability to get get to the rim. but i think most of that is because wigs just comes in and works every single day. and he's earned not only the all-star spot,
the position he mans on our team, which number one perimeter defender night in and night out and a key cog in our offense. draymond green loves to talk and he's extremely entertaining and now he will be paid to do so. >> draymond has signed a tv deal with turner sports. he will make appearances on inside the nba and will also be involved in other projects with turner and bleacher report. green makes his debut tonight with an appearance on inside the nba during their postgame show. and one quick note on that right dream on seems to be the first player to ever have a deal like that while he is still playing in his career. all right. that's a look at sports. all right, jason, and he's a snappy dresser to thank >> all right. let's check 4 zone forecast. a live look outside at coit tower. >> let up. you can't really tell so much and that and there it is lit up in the red and gold colors of the forty-niners. and lawrence is
standing by with the weather. yeah, we're getting ready for looks like. so spectacular weather in southern california. hey, if you're one of those lucky ones and you've got a ticket to the big game. >> it is going to be beautiful in los angeles. there's a weak weather system kind of moving in. but i partly cloudy skies and lots of sunshine in between temperatures near 70 degrees and just a gentle breeze. nothing that will affect the game weather wise. i think you're looking good. there should be a great sunday afternoon to watch the niners out there tonight. we've got mostly clear skies. it's going winds blowing tonight. temperatures today they were something else. 68 in san jose. 64 in livermore. 65 degrees in concord. 66 in santa rosa. 64 degrees in san francisco. 63 in oakland, unfortunately, just can't buy a drop rain right now. it's been a really interesting season. all that rain in october. then it stopped. and on december, it was just
amazing. and then everything went quiet again after the first week in january. so here's we sit that extended dry period right now. we're going to see those offshore winds. they are going to whip tonight. in fact, models are showing you see that offshore wind right now. some gusty winds over the mountain tops in the sierra nevada and also parts of the north bay. now, as we head through the night tonight, you're going to see these winds continuing, in fact, that offshore wind going to keep your skies. nice and clear. look at that. that will make for a beautiful friday around the bay area. but we are going to see some high clouds up above overnight. lows will still be cold and spa, 30's and 40's for tonight. with that dry air temperatures tomorrow should look nice. you're going to see some mc sunshine kind of filtered numbers well into the 60's. almost 70 degrees. keep you dry into the weekend, but a little bit cooler staying dry as we head in toward dry as we head in toward february. when a truck hit my car, dry as we head in toward february. the insurance company wasn't fair. i didn't know what my case was worth. so i called the barnes firm. i was hit by a car and needed help.
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