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this morning on the kron4 morning news 49ers fever is heating up. the big in the nfc championship game just to days away in seattle. we have the latest. when i talk to--on to our top story this morning. seattle is already prepared for the 49ers are rival for sunday's nfc championship game. the seahawks 12 man which is the fans are doing everything possible to make
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seattle a 49 free zone. new video and a kron4 this morning of the mass of wild fire burning in southern california. 3700 evacuate residents to evacuate and did not know when they will be able to return. right now the cold the fire is 30 percent contained. the windows are expected that judge the winds are expected to be, today for firefighters battling the fire in the san gabriel mountains. five homes have been destroyed. and no injuries have been reported. so far as the fire has burned over 1,700 a.. back here in the bay, a developing story we have been following your own kron4. were learning a lot more about the suspect in a series of arson fires in san
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jose. patrick brennan is the suspicion that-is the person police believed committed many if not all of the 13 fires under suspicion. and officials say brennan was responsible for several bay area fires in the late nineties. the classroom trailers at greater st. john baptist church was one of the buildings patrick brennan allegedly set fire to in the last week. the conversation at the church cannot breathe a sigh of relief now that britain is in jail. - brennan. deacon rolando johnson says the mood around the church is improving and the warning fliers can now go in the trash.
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johnson and congregations says they have no idea what may have possessed him to set fires. but say they hold no ill will towards him. on set--the san francisco police department is searching for the people responsible for vandalizing a muni bus last month. you're looking at surveillance photos from december 20th on the muni 37 live. the bus was stopped at haight and ashbury streets at a real eye when a large crowd surrounded the bus yelling and banking on the windows. some of the windows were shattered while others were marked with graffiti. coming up on the kron4 morning news apple ceo tim cook is in china this morning we will tell you why he's handing out autographed iphones. a drought declaration could be coming to california. governor jerry brown is expected to
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make the announcement later this morning. we will
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for all nine is the time. before last december, 2013 was going to be an average year for pedestrian traffic fatalities in san francisco. but in that 31 days six people were killed including two on new year's eve. this is video from one of those accidents 16 year- old sophia liu was killed at the intersection of polk and ellis streets. in all, 21 pedestrians were killed last year in san francisco. that's the highest number since 2007. nearly 900 people a year are hit by vehicles in san francisco and that number continues to grow. kron4's jeff bush attended a safety meeting were safety issues drew a large crowd of concerned citizens. >>: it was a packed house at
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city hall as people lined up for hours to speak about pedestrian safety concerns. >>: i may walker and a driver who formally walked and like my entire life in new york city but i've never felt so threatened as i do here in san francisco. >>: i've suffered traumatic brain injuries. a fractured vertebrae. many people are feared and concerned about their safety so many of people say they're afraid they might be the one that gets into an accident next. >>: 21 pedestrians and four bicycles were killed in car crashes in 2013. including this crash on octavia n. market street were a man and it will tran was killed in a crosswalk and a six year-old girl was hit and killed when she was in the crosswalk with her family. the driver was charged in that crash of victims' say the driver has not been charged in the
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past. >>: as it stands now the person who hit me nothing has ever happened. he's never paid me dimer given me a call. >>: police chief greg sorrentino says its plan has been drawn up to address the problem of the chief says step up enforcement is already on the way in officers are particularly looking for distracted and speeding and red light runner drivers. chief also says attention is being placed on pedestrians will urge a walking and tax thing was going into crosswalks. i'm jeff bush and san francisco kron4 news. >>erica: live in the weather center another day of potentially record-breaking highs. i talk about when things will finally return to normal when the kron4 morning news returns. stay with us.
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for 14 on the clock. 49ers getting in their last practices before heading off to seattle today. the team is looking to keep their win streak going while at the
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same time figuring out a way to win in seattle. something they have been able haven't been able to do since 2011. the players know that if it wants another shot at a super bowl title that will have to be at the top of their game. >>: we have to stay focused. if not perfect we have to play close to it. it's going to be a good game. >>: were coming together. we all have a feel for each other and if one another does their job >>: we must be smart. when we go into this thing because of the moment we've let them take our pride is the moment we fail. >>: keep its center to kron4 as we continue to follow the 49ers as they chase the championship. we've got j.r. stone in seattle this week and will be chatting with him live later this morning. in the meantime back here in the bay area let's find out about our forecast. erica,
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good morning. >>: the morning james. we are looking forward to another warm day but a touch cooler. we're starting the morning off with colder conditions. low 40's along the east bay shoreline three richmond at 38 degrees. most of us colder than where we were 24 hours ago. the wind is not as strong as slow as a result half moon bay 21 degrees cooler than where it was yesterday. by 3 this afternoon '60s and '70s really dominate the bay. temperatures to well above average. in fact some spots
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but to get specific with those afternoon highs for today. sunnyvale 733714 santa clara. 71 for castro valley. high pressure will be dominant around the area. we do have a few changes to highlights looking ahead. a lot of folks off on monday celebrating martin luther king jr.. tenders will be in los '70s are wrong most of the bay area. take a look at what happens closer to the middle of next week. you'll
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see that or your 7 day around the bay forecast. it looks like temperatures will finally start to trail off. as for traffic around the bay area still a good ride. distilling with overnight construction and the usual spot. but really nothing to slow us down. as a ticket live look outside at the bay bridge toll plaza, this just a couple of cars out there. the metering lights are currently cycled off. golden gate bridge looks good. no problems in either direction of the bridge. westbound 580 very easy ride coming off of the optima past. in fact out of tracy or currently not seeing any delays. down in the south bay seeing green and the roadways sensors.
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north bound 101 approaching salt salmon that. top speeds over 50 mi. per hour. new information now on the priest murdered on new year's day in eureka. a detective told a judge and that reverend eric freed's was found wrapped in sheets at st. bernard's church. gary lee bullock is accused of torturing and murdering freed with a metal pipe and a wooden stake. he's also accused of breaking into the church still in a car and tried to burn the church down. the attack happened hours after bullock released from a nearby gym. jail. bullock pleaded not
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guilty. he could face the death penalty. the morning-just this morning, president obama will announce changes to some controversial government surveillance programs. the president is said to give a speech at the justice department at 8:00 a.m. our time. in it, he's expected to outline only modest changes. the associated press is reporting that the president will call for an end to the nsa's control of the americas phone data. the president began reviewing the surveillance programs after former nsa analyst edward snowden leaked details to the public. meantime, congress has sent the president a new spending bill to sign. the 1.1 trillion dollars spending bill easily passed the senate vote yesterday. the house passed a bill earlier
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this week. the bill funds every agency of government through september. it also ends the threat of another government shut down during that time. the president is expected to sign it before current funding expires tomorrow. the man charged with sending poisoned laced letters to president barack obama and other officials want to change his plea. james everett dutschke previous week pleaded not guilty in deny sending the letters. he also denied eight charges that he tried to recruit someone else to send a price untainted letter while he was in jail. the 42 year-old has been jailed since april on charges of sending grison team 10--ricin-tainted letters to obama, republican u.s. senator roger wicker and a mississippi judge. dutschke is accused of
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trying to frame on an elvis impersonator who was initially charged. a man who paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for the right endangered animal now finds himself in the cross hairs. and just as reports people are threatening to kill the man and his family. he says the $350,000 he paid for the hunting permit goes to raise awareness about all but conservation. i'm andrew spencer reported 3 422 is the time to read more trouble for justin bieber. police said they are checking his iphone for clues in the making of a neighbor's house. officers confiscated the fall during a search of bieber's this week. investigators say they're looking for any evidence of bieber tracking
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making fun of the taking. and evidence found-any evidence found will go to the district attorney to be used for possible prosecution. the estimated damage to the neighbor's home is to test-$20,000 which qualifies as felony vandalism. if he's found to be behind the making,-- egging, bieber face jail time to read today marks a grim anniversary. on january 17, 1994, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit the sand for napa valley area of los angeles . it happened before thirty in the morning local time. the northridge earthquake killed 57 people injured thousands more. the damaged 112,000 structures and left more than $20 billion in property losses. more than 20,000 people were displaced from their homes bridge collapse overpasses close sections of four
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different freeway in fires caused additional damage in the stanford band of valley malibu and venice. the quake was felt as far away as las vegas nv.
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for the kron4 tech report which gabe slate. we're having some audio issues. will get the latest on that story coming up in just a moment. we will take a break for now will come back with a recap of their top stories and an update of weather and traffic as we take a quick live look now at one of creek this is where our camera shy 680 and the ride from san ramon valley.
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time for the kron4 text reports with kate slate. the morning were two days away from the game. people are posting their cool 49ers decorations, their unique apparel. if you have any party are going to a party people have good ideas for food and drink recipes in just a great place to go if you're a 40 niner fans to get in the spirit and see how other people are celebrating the team. feed their creativity telemetry some of the best things i found on pinterest. how about a 49 or reach. --49er reef. garden nomes being displayed on the web site. warm and cold apparel. also some cool ways to your nose.
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some hard-core fans are posting their tattoos. interesting like to see how people are showing their spirit where there really pays off is really cool food and drink recipes. if you're want to take a dish to a party everything from special desserts cocktails grilled goodies. and the best 49 are related stuff that's been posted. for direct links to those log on to kron4 dot com and go to my tech page. gabe slate kron 4 news street next to come up on 430. some of the big stories we are following this morning to read the 49ers are said to jet off today to seattle as they prepare to face the seahawks on sunday. we're all about the 49ers today. and 1,700 a. has already burned in southern california as a mass of wild fire begins to spread to homes and businesses. will have the latest in a drought declaration to be coming to california. governor jerry
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brown expected to make an announcement later this morning. in the meantime, we will talk about the toll the dry conditions are having on the bay area. it's 433 with the lettuce with our forecast. hey erica. >>erica: the morning happy friday to you. taking a look outside to our mount tam cam predicted colder star. in fact we are 20 degrees closer to the coastline. a lot of us waking up to temperatures right at the freezing mark. fairfield right now 42. before these along the east bay shoreline. but later on today its quantity and other sunny warm day and we could actually breaks on records. some spots haven't been this warm on this day since the 1980's. oakland today a high of 62. you will notice it's going to be a touch colder--
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cooler than what we experienced yesterday. we saw mid 80s for those of you in a morgan and gilroy. high pressure still dominant over the area. keeping the storm track well to the north. it's also alarmed for temperatures to continue to heat on up. '70s will be a part of the forecast for the next several days. but looks like a modest cool down is headed our way with temperatures still expected to be above average. focusing our attention on traffic around the bay area. the bridges all look good. books like some of the cars are starting to slow down and some of the cash lanes so if you have fast track no problems or delays as you enter into the city. san mateo bridge moving well in both directions of highway 92. as we take it over to the traffic map to green on the roadways sensors for north bound 85 and cupertino. interstate 280
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moving well in and out of a downtown san jose. the problems at the golden gate bridge. no problems approaching it either. all green on the roadways sensors with speeds over 50 mi. an hour. >>james: at 432 want to get you updated on a bit of breaking news item san francisco. one person has been injured in a house fire in the city's bae district. the blaze started around 3:00 this morning on how wall street read them reformation is founded prepared at this point. if we get any more information we will update you. now on to our other big story this morning to 49ers. seattle is already preparing for the niners are rival for the sunday's nfc championship game. niner's lead today in the seahawks' 12 man which everyone knows are the fans. we did get a chance to speak with several of those
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seahawk fans who are proudly displaying see hot colors. kron4's j.r. stone is in seattle at had a chance to speak with some of them. >>: we love the seahawks. we are all lan. >>: it's all about the seahawks in seattle right now but physically the 12th man which represents the wild crowd a century filled. >>: it's pretty seahawk crazy. >>: thursday it was easier to find wow the wacky that was when i get married on game day having shot the ceremony at this place. >>: we have a couple that came in and wanted to hurry up and get married before the game started. >>: in fact this woman was buying thousands of napkins'. c hogback is the key people clean when they eat. people are going to
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remember you're not cans >>: yes about the only red eyes on thursday was on this back on this one grows hair. >>: >>: if you want a discount on something that's red and gold you can probably get that. >>: if you thought you heard some strong opinions of their get ready at least two seahawk rallies are scheduled for friday morning. j.r. stone kron 4 news. >>james: we will continue to follow the latest with the niners as they continue
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their quest for the sixth title. more from paris on a little bit later in the morning so stick around for that. in the meantime we are following the latest with the flu and concern continues to grow around the bay area. flu related deaths remains at 23 flu outbreak is leading to a busy day at clinics all around the bay including this one at washington hospital flu clinic in fremont and despite growing demands the hospital offers discounted flu shot which seemed to ease the pain for at least a few of those were getting shot. >>: we went to what grains. the cause was around $40 to get this strand. >>: the vaccine we have the covers the virus very well. it's never too late to get the vaccine even now. on top of getting your to shocked doctor say you should remember to eat healthy avoid stress and don't smoke. all tips to ensure you stay flew free and protected this season. we have much more coverage on
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the deadly flu outbreak on our web site kron4 dot com. on our home page click on the food section. there you'll find tips from how to avoid catching the virus to locations near you to get flu shots to read it all off kron4 dot com. the teenager charged with setting another team of fire while the victim slept on in ac transit bus will be tried as an adult. a judge denied the defense attorney's request to move the case to juvenile court. the suspect is 16 year-old richard thomas. police say, he's confessed to setting 17 year-old sasha fleischman said skirt on fire because thomas is homophobic. however, the suspect's family denies that claim. fleischmann does not identify with any gender. he has since returned home from the hospital after being severely burned in the bus attack. new this morning, facebook has launched a new feature called trending. it gives users quick access to hot topics that are gaining bus
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across the social network. officials said the product will help people find the best content from all across facebook. trading will be available on the web in the u.s. the u.k. canada and india and australia. it also be tested on mobile devices. coming up next. we are facing drought like conditions here in the bay area. governor brown in san francisco expected to make an announcement regarding a potential drought here in the state. and first lady celebrating a milestone today. we will tell you how mrs. obama is celebrating her 50th birthday. apple ceo tim cook is in china to hand out iphones. by the latest partnership between china's largest mobile carrier and the tech giant is so crucial. that story after the break.
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sphinx as watching wall street
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watching wall street this morning, futures trading shows all three indexes positive at this hour. the stock market is sputtering again. a day after checking out its first record high of to the of the 14 the stock market lost wrong yesterday in a few retailers posted disappointing earnings. here's a look at the closing numbers. put out of 64 points. the nasdaq added three in the s&p 500 lost 2 1/23 opening bell today essex thirty. smart glasses are so last year grid gogol's new i where is the contact lens. years of total of one of them sitting on the tip of a finger. this contact lens can monitor glucose levels and tears. it's an invention that has the potential to help millions of diabetics who otherwise have to prepare fingers and trough but several times a day in
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order to check their glucose levels. the new contact lens is just a prototype for now. google says it will take at least five years to make them available for people to use. china mobile started selling iphones this morning after years of feverish anticipation in negotiations with apple. apple ceo tim cook mark the occasion with a trip to china mobile store in beijing where he handed out autographed iphones. david mackenzie has more on why the relationship between china and apple is so important. >>: we expected a crush of people here but it's business as usual. only a handful of people looking for the farm. around 1 million people ordered by phone before the deal was finally
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launched according to the company owns like this are actually more affordable for chinese and change all the time to read >>: there are so many chinese brands >>: apple faces an upscale vessel and china. they held this deal will give them a competitive edge in time-and china. for 43 we will take a quick break and be back with more in a minute. let's go outside to give you a live look at our camera and walnut creek.
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we are back at 445. let's begin 1/4 hour with a check of your forecast and your commute. erica watching. >>: not much out there in terms of the commute and in terms of the weather is
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colder this morning. colder than 24 hours ago especially along the coastline. s we will see plenty of sunshine into the afternoon but temperatures will just be in touch cooler. fan still think we could break some records for places like oakland and san rafeal off but we won't see the widespread mid to upper 70's like we did yesterday. into the we can expect, wins. '70s was the ground and then a gradual cool down as expected next week. right now we are at the freezing mark and a bottle santa rosa. nafta fairfield at 32 degrees and 38 right now and pleasanton. futurecast 4 shows we will start to warm things up by lunchtime. in fact most of us in the '60s. by 3 this afternoon we will see some warm spring like temperatures around. but it caught tonight it is a friday. you're probably out about full expect temperatures mainly in the upper 50s. i do want to give specific with your afternoon
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highs. for san jose 7269 degrees in fremont. redwood city a height of 73 and 73 over and campbell. temperatures mainly in the '60s for the san ramon valley. 68 degrees in livermore. downtown san francisco looking ahead, the battle and seattle. the badgers will mainly be in the 43 expect mostly cloudy conditions with a 40% chance for showers. your 7 day around the bay forecast shows sunday will carry us into the weekend. after traffic around the bay area. we're still hot spot for it. no major accidents to report. in a lot of the overnight construction. if you're heading to the bay bridge you'll notice an ample amount of cars. very
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light conditions, from all of the approaches. over at the cemetery bridge started to see some volume to allow accident to report and for those of you taking public transit we have no delays for ac transit to bart for a strong no. 1. and james >>james: new this morning that news for californian three are dry weather that we've experienced so far expected to last possibly another three months at least according to federal scientists in their report is now prompting gov. jerry brown to dick clear an emergency. drought
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emergency. he's expected to do so this morning and san francisco declaring the emergency will make it easier to transfer water between different regions of the state three will bring it to you when that happens. in the meantime marin county is starting to tap into its water reserves because of this historical dry winter. phoenix like is a reserve a reservoir that means it is only used during dry years. and now it's being pumped to sell water to the central and southern parts of the county because the marin municipal water district supply is roughly 20% lower than it should be this time of year. for now, the district is only asking customers to voluntarily cut back their water usage. the mandatory rationing could be in the forecast if conditions continue to stay dry. in the district says we need a lot of rain to avoid that scenario. >>: because the ground is so dry just a little rain would be absorbed into the ground. we need enough grain at that the ground is saturated and additional rain on top of
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that >>: ed, at a second backup reservoir near the nevada is being prepared just in case those reserves need to be tapped into as well. and in fact, dry conditions appear to be spreading across the country and as well as here in california. the dry weather is already prompting federal officials to declare some regions disaster areas. kron4's charles clifford has details. >>: this is a map together by the u.s. drought monitor that shows just last week about a quarter of california was dealing with extreme drought. they've now released an updated map that shows that this week more than half of the state is dealing with extreme conditions. and that includes all of the bay area. >>: also this week, because of the drought the u.s. department of agriculture has designated counties in 11 states as natural disaster areas which includes 27 counties here in california. farmers in these counties and adjacent counties can now apply for low-interest emergency
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loans of 2 1/2 million dollars. governor jerry brown also said earlier this week that his administration could soon announce that california is officially in a drought. that would free up even more relief money. part of the recent officials are so concerned about the dry conditions this early in the year is that there's an alarming lack of snow and the mountains. this is where most of california's water comes from during the summer after summer months. this map shows the snow lacking in january of 2013 a year ago. the darker the color of the morse know there was to read and this was after to wet month at the end of 2012. now let's move forward to january 2014. you can see that across california there's very little snow. very little and northern california and very little moisture in the sierra. and the news room charles clifford kron 4 news. >>james: want to go live for
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police are chasing a pickup in sherman oaks. those of all the details we have to read these live pictures just popping up on the satellite. you can make out at least two police vehicles trailing that pickup. don't know why they're chasing him but he's apparently not stopping. that is much is obvious. the following at a slow rate of speed. let's hit the chopper pilot may be talking to give us any additional information. if this is courtesy of casey l.a.. the tv station down there and that police pursuit. not much traffic on the road. we can be thankful for that with low risk of an accident. >>: we will keep in your
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open and if getting more information. and he's rolling to a stop. we don't know. we will keep an eye on it. we will keep an eye on if it continues to develop back here in the bay area and san jose woman says she was bilked out of a half a million dollars by a man she met on a dating website. the 86 year-old woman doesn't want her identity revealed. she met the camera at christian made about concrete if he told her he was a british citizen working on a scottish oil rig, but was soon be returning home to the bay area. not knowing his christian mingle profile was fake, they struck up a relationship on them by e- mail and then by phone. eventually he started asking for money.
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>>: i asked for receipts. i asked for contracts. i even viewed his bank account and i was convinced he was a real individual and was being honest with me. >>james: over the holidays, family members discovered what was going on in contacted authorities. luckily, the ripple to recover the last $200,000 wire transfer and the rest an accomplice of the scant reprieve for 54 we will take a break and be back with more him once in a moment to visit those live pictures out of los angeles where we have of this very slow police pursuit through the sherman this will keep an eye on and if we find out any more why they're chasing this person we will let you know.
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this morning on the kron 4 morning news. more 49ers fever is heating up. the big n-f-c- championship game just days away in seattle. we have the latest. plus, san jose police say this is the fire bug who is responsible for torching several structures. more on his arrest and the victims he's accused of preying upon. and we have new video of a wildfire burning in southern california, threatening homes and businesses. good morning, today is friday january 17th. i'm darya folsom. seattle is already prepared for the 49ers arrival for game.
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especially the 12th man which is the loud crowd at century field. the only thing missing in red and gold. and from what we hear from many people, they are not welcome. we'll continue to have the latest on the 49ers quest for six. we'll be getting a * live update from j-r coming up at six a-m. a developing story we have been following here on kron four. we're learning a lot more about the suspect in a series of arson fires in san jose. and joining is live now with the latest is kron 4's will tran. will? a developing story we have been following here on kron four. we're learning a lot more about the suspect in a series of arson fires in san jose. patrick brennan is the person police believe committed many -- if not all -- of the 13 - fires under suspicion. and officials say. brennan was responsible for several bay area fires in the late nineties. a classroom at greater saint john baptist church was one of the buildings patrick
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brennan allegedly set on fire the last week. members of the church say they're relieved someone is in custody. deacon rolando johnson says the mood around the church flyers can come down. the classroom trailers torched last tuesday and sunday mornings behind greater saint john baptist the damage police say alleged arsonist patrick brennan caused here. and, the stress deacon rolondo johnson and the rest of his congregation have experienced since the first fire. jail. johnson says the mood around church is improving. services continue. while the fliers warning about the arsonist can go in the trash. johnson says he has no idea what may have possessed brennan to light the fires. regardless, johnson says he holds no ill will towards brennan. johnson says he has no idea what may have possessed brennan to set the fires -- if he is in fact the person responsible. more bad news for california. historically dry weather is expected to last for at least another three months. that's according to federal scientists. this report has prompted governor jerry brown to he's expected to do so this morning in san francisco. causedeclaring the emergency will make it easier to transfer water between different marin county is starting to
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dry winter. phoenix lake is a reserve reservoir. that means it is only used during dry years. and now it is being pumped. to send water to the central and southern parts of the county. because the marin municipal water district's supply is roughly 20 - percent lower than it should be this time of year. for now, the district is only asking customers to rationing could be in the forecast, if conditions and the district says, we need a lot of rain to avoid that scenario. a pump at a second back- up reservoir near novato. is being prepared. just in case those reserves need to be tapped as well. the university of california system is getting proactive when it comes to water conservation. u-c president janet napolitano announced the university's goal of reducing per capita water use by 20 percent across the u-c system by 2020. napolitano said the university's faculty, staff and students are stepping up to take on the challenge to preserve water. the 2020 goal complements the university's carbon neutrality initiative and other sustainability projects. the campaign will be discussed at the uc board of regents meeting in san francisco next week as part of a presentation of the annual report on sustainable practices. the san francisco police department is searching for the people responsible for vandalizing a muni bus last month. you're looking at surveillance photos from
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december 20th on the muni- 37 line. the bus was stopped at haight and ashbury streets. at a red light, when a large yelling and banging on the windows. some of the windows were shattered while others were the latest on the fire burning in glendora outside of los angeles new video into kron four this morning. of that massive wildfire burning about 25-miles northeast of thirty-seven hundred residents have been evacuated and do not know when they will be able to return. right now the "colby fire" is 30-percent contained. the winds are expected to be calmer today for firefighters battling the fire in the san gabriel mountains. five homes have been destroyed. th mwholwheatoas♪ wita da of lt, one loveou mt ♪ t's thicarp. ye, les dou. les doiffent. but stlylet'do st. li thi no, 's gta fl li thi
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before last december, 2013 was goiing to be an average year for pedestrian traffic fatalities in san francisco.
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but in that 31 days, six including two on new year's eve. this is video from one of the accidents -- when six- year-old sophia liu was killed at the intersection of polk and ellis streets. in all, 21- pedestrians were killed last year in san since 2007. nearly 900 people a year are hit by vehicles in san francisco. and that number continues to grow. and a large crowd showed up pedestrian safety.
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ofa saftey meeting was held last night at city hall to address the increase in pedestrians killed or injured by cars. police chief greg surh says officers are stepping up enforcement by are looking for distracted, speeding drivers and red light runners. but the chief says pedestrians are also being scrutinized. officers are looking for jay walkers and people who are texting and walking in the street. 21 pedestrians and five bicyclists were killed in car crashes last year. pedestrian safety has become a top priority for san francisco city officials because of a growing number of car crashes that
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we are back. the time now is 514. a developing story we are following. we are
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learning a lot more about the suspect in a series of arson fires and san jose joining us live with the very latest is kron4's will tran. >>will: will james of the suspect behind me is being held in jail and a little bit later this afternoon he's going to be moved to the courthouse where he will make his first court appearance. here's his mug shot. new information we've learned over the past couple of hours. his name is patrick brennan 48 years old and on the arson registry. for some reason up something came up. he found out this man less and the neighborhood on the san antonio street. they started doing a full surveillance on him on sunday. they believe is responsible for at least 12 of the fires. they came to his house on wednesday arrested him and they said they are very certain they have their man. they claim some of the evidence is
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that his house. during their investigation the reason why he's on our server the streets. is because they believe is also responsible for setting at least 16 fires back in the '90s turns out he's also a registered sex offender. he will make his court appearance. he's being charged with multiple counts of arson. the reason why he's not out right now is because he's denied bail. the judge said the bill at $1 billion which is too high for him to pay. up until now there not release any evidence for more information about this case. once it is sent to the prosecutors will have to release an affirmation and it will not even more about patrickbrennan. >>: thank you will treat >>darya: as we want to get you going on this friday morning with a little weather and traffic. it
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traffic should be fine. the weather is to but no rain in sight. >>: the good news is the wind has calmed down so not looking at elevated concern for fire danger of high pressure still dominant over the area so what that means it's any storm from the pacific will completely missed. we're also looking at plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the '70s. looks like we'll carry on with that pattern into the weekend. temperatures were not in the '30's and 40's for santa rosa 37 right now livermore. into the afternoon by lunchtime already in the '60s and '70s down and the south bay. temperatures will continue to warm until late this afternoon we're looking at the opportunity to bring some records possibly period of less than roof fell in livermore. this is the warmest day for them since
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the 1980's. you'll need a jacket if you're heading out for dinner and a movie. 69 degrees for downtown san francisco. today will be a touch cooler than yesterday looks like we will stand up for 60s for the san ramon valley 70 degrees in richmond. temperatures mainly in the mid to upper 60s north of the golden gate bridge. your 7 day around the bay forecast shows similar weather into the weekend. take a look. next week will start to cool things down and we will see an increasing cloud cover. the time now is 518. on to traffic with george. >>george: a quiet ride around the bay area. not tracking in the hot spot for major incidents. if there's some debris and the lanes of interstate 680. the westbound ride it is very light this morning. and while we have seen the return to normal traffic loads. golden gate bridge is
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problem free 3 here's a look between dublin and said know that you're likely to encounter some gravel and the freeway. jeff some incidents with damage to vehicles. no word yet on if caltrans will be dispatched. south bay freeways no delays 410185280 and the south bound ride on 11 through marin county is the way free from the bottle down to the golden gate bridge. james? >>james:police chief greg
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surh said new information on the priest murdered on new year's day in eureka. a detective told a judge that reverend eric freed's body was found wrapped in sheets at saint bernard's church. gary lee bullock is accused of torturing and murdering freed with a metal pipe and a wooden stake. he's also accused of breaking into the church, stealing a car, and trying to burn the church down. the attack happened hours after bullock was released from a nearby jail. bullock has pleaded not guilty. he could face the death penalty. this morning, president obama will announce changes to some controversial government surveillance programs. the president is set to give a speech at the justice department at 8 a-m our time. in it, he's expected to
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outline only modest changes. the associated press is reporting that the president will call for an end to the n-s-a's control of americans' phone data. the president began reviewing the surveillance programs after former n-s-a analyst edward snowden leaked details to the public. meantime, congress has sent the president a new spending bill to sign. the 1-point-1 trillion dollar spending bill easily passed a senate vote yesterday. the house passed the bill earlier this week. the bill funds every agency of government through september. it also ends the threat of another government shutdown during that time. the president is expected to sign it before current funding expires tomorrow. the man charged with sending poison-laced letters to president barack obama and other officials wants to change his plea. james everett dutschke previously pleaded not guilty and denied sending the letters. he also denied a charge that he tried to recruit someone
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else to send a ricin- tainted letter while he was in jail. the 42-year-old has been jailed since april on charges of sending ricin- tainted letters to obama, republican u.s. sen. roger wicker, and a mississippi judge. dutschke is accused of trying to frame an elvis impersonator who was initially charged. already facing one murder charge. police in massachusetts are now trying to link former patriots tight end aaron hernandez to a double homicide in boston. police suspect hernandez may have been the gunman in the 2012 killing. in the documents, police said they had probable cause to believe hernandez was operating the suspect vehicle used in the shooting-- and he may have been the one to pull the trigger. the 23-year old hernandez was indicted for first- degree murder and weapons charges by a different grand jury in august 2013. he is accused in the shooting death of his friend odin lloyd. more trouble for justin bieber. police say they're checking his i-phone for clues in the egging of a neighbor's house. officers confiscated the phone during a search of bieber's home this week. investigators say they're looking for any evidence of bieber "bragging or making fun of" the egging. any evidence found will go to the district attorney to be used for possible prosecution.
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the estimated damage to the neighbor's home is 20- thousand dollars -- which qualifies as felony vandalism. if he's found to be behind the egging, bieber could face jail time. today marks a grim anniversary. good. good answer. check it out. learning's fun now. yeah, back in our day, we didn't have u-verse high speed internet to play and learn online. all we had was that franklin fuzzypants.
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coming up on 430. here the
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big stories we are following the 49ers are set to take off to seattle this afternoon as they prepare to face the seahawks on sunday. plus over 1,700 a. have burned in southern california as a mass of wild fire continues to threaten homes and businesses. five homes have burned and a drought declaration could be coming to california. governor jerry brown is expected to make that announcement later on in san francisco. in the meantime, take a look at the toll these drought conditions are having the bay area. >>darya: let's get a greater book and to that as we see another dry and warm today. >>erica: unfortunately, no rain in the area. high pressure is in control. with the means is when it's part of california like the that it keeps all the storms that would come from the pacific will to the north. we could actually see some rain in washington and oregon. the nun and california
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whatsoever. that will be the case for the next several days to read the good news is the winds have really backed off. not all of a concern for fire danger. as of right now we're waking up to temperatures below freezing in santa rosa to read 36 currently in a vital 39 in oakland. as we head into the afternoon it's going to be sunny and slightly cooler day period, wan's. slightly cooler conditions into next week. if we will be highlighting your daily forecast coming up to 50 minutes but 531 let's get a look at the roads now with george. >>george: we're still looking at a good ride all around the bay area. not tracking any hot spot but we continue to get reports of interstate 580. the second report of gravel been dropped in the roadway on 58680 in the southbound direction. half is possible
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we could continue to see more vehicles damaged year. although thankfully we have not yet seen a back up. >>darya: 531. the 49ers getting their last practices and but earlier this week. they are heading off to seattle this afternoon. for 30 for the big game on sunday. the team is ready for this matchup and kron4's jackets and so is live now at the the new levi stadium their building in santa clara with the very latest. if >>: spicier not wearing my black on. >>: i have read draft treaty to burgundy like they were and the gold. i have a cold boot on one to put on. -- gold. i was told that because i wore them last week. here they are. i was so because i want them last
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week i have to wear them again because it worked. >>: look at those. >>: like that? the >>: i need to get a pair of those. gem i might look a little strange with eye black and gold boots. >>: just in the last couple of minutes i saw lights starting to, so presumably people like jim harbaugh are starting to arrive at this facility for their last practice before they head out to seattle. and actors and video from seattle. today they actually leave for thirty to head up to seattle. they will stay with the same program. they're leaving today at 430 from the practice facility. if you to wave them goodbye it's a great time to at least read the buses as they take off. they all are starting to arrive here.
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this is a huge game. for the third consecutive year the 49ers are in the nfc championship game. they ended up losing last year against seattle. naso grade up their. the beat of this a couple weeks ago. had a chance to talk with a mod a brooks aldon smith talking about what it's like to go to seattle how important this week is for them. >>: if we don't play perfect we have to play close to it. it's going to be a defensive game and it's going to be a showdown. >>: if one another does their job will be fine. >>: we must be smart. the moment we let them take our pride is the moment we fail.
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>>: we talk about this game since the minute the game ended on sunday. here it is. it's finall on us. everyone's getting excited. fans are going crazy. the lights are starting to turn off at the 49ers practice facility. i'm sure they're just as prepared as the fans are ready to get this thing started. >>darya: it's do or die. we wanted to happen. thanks a lot jacki. state-owned with kron4. not only will we continue to update you on the team to date but we also have another reporter on scene and seattle ready to roll. will have a live shot with him coming up as well >>:
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in developing story we have been following here on kron4. we're learning a lot more about the suspect in a series of arson fires in san jose. patricka san jose woman says she is the person but police believe committed many if not all of the 13 fires under suspicion. and officials say he was responsible for several bay area fires in the late nineties. the a classroom at greater st. john baptist church was one of the buildings patrick brennan allegedly set off fire the last week. members of the church say they're
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relieved someone is in custody. the can--deacon rolando johnson says the mood around the church is improving and the warning fliers can come down. johnson says he has no idea what may have possessed brennan to set the fires if he is in fact the person responsible. they struck up a yesterday a few retailers
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>> a world news this morning. a grenade blast in thailand amen's the country's political crisis. the blasts would off as anti-government demonstrators marched through bangkok, wounding 22. thailand has been the scene of repeated bomb rested since the military ousted their former prime minister in 2006. >> check out this video. 68 wild fires are burning at this time across victoria and another 16 number in across neighboring south australia state. one person has been killed. parts of
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australia is going to re heat wave where there temperatures have been over 104 degrees for several days. >> prince harry is putting his flying days are behind him. palace officials say that the prince is ending his role as a helicopter pilot and taking up a new job with the army in london. harry will now be organizing major commodity to of the events involving the army. the 29 year old span more than three years in training and served as a apache helicopter pilot, completing a tour in afghanistan leisure as a co- pilot gunner. in july, he qualified to command an apache, the culmination of his training. >> we will be right back.
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(male annoucer): now here is stanley roberts who found some people behaving badly. >> in giving me the finger is not want to stop me from
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videotaping you. >> something tells me that putting acat is going to be an uphill battle. the city is tired of all of these bad drivers. if it has two wells or more or if it walks, you might want to watch your p's and hughes. do not tell the bicyclist that. >> this driver is at texting while at the light. this is the worst intersection. little does she know that the police department and the highway safety patrol are doing a joint enforcement. this is also known as a crack down. >> you are using your phone what you are driving. >> this person is by late a few laws. they just had a chat with the traffic division. >> this is a solo. >> do you understand your rights? >> desperate
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>> you are going the wrong way. even if you're in this line, this is the wrong way. >> when it is safe to do so then you can make a right- hand turn. just so you know we're out here to enforce this. there have been a lot a pedestrian accidents. >> this driver is about to avoid this no turn on red sun in this era. >> hey, hey, apparently, an officer who had to give chase. >> if there's one person all like to talk to, it would be this person here. >> do you see this police car sitting there? >> no. >> you never saw him sitting there? >> no. >> the san francisco police department will be checking bad drivers, bicyclist, and
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pedestrians. every chance i get i will show it to you. >> stanley roberts, kron 4 news. >> they are so thabad! >> let's check the weather and traffic. >> as we start off with a live look from our mount tam cam. we have clear skies. it is a colder start however in fact a lot of us are at the freezing mark. we are in the low 30's in places like napa but, fairfield and 28 for santa rosa. low 40's for hayward and fremont. later on today we're going to have a day of potentially a record-breaking highs. '60s and '70s from the area. some
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of the warmest greetings will be in the south bay. 72 degrees for san jose and oakland will be at 74. upper 60s for downtown san francisco. let rod this is a very mild weather will stick around most of us will stay in the los upper 50s. you only need a light jacket if you are catching a dinner and a movie. sunday we have a battle in seattle. if you are going to the game you can expect their temperatures to be mostly cloudy. the possibility of chief showers as well. >> the seven day of around the bay shows nothing but seven days but it looks like we will finally see cooler conditions and an increase in cloud cover. the time is 5:49 a.m.. >> we continue to monitor a like ride and even though we have seen a return of normal traffic when no wonder
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tracking holiday light conditions. there no records at the bay bridge and the meter and lights were turned off yesterday. we hope for a another light ride at the toll plaza this morning. 92, the san mateo bridge is easy in both directions with no delays east-west boundary at the golden gate bridge is great for 1 01 southbound. >> 80 westbound and 680 south are all looking good we continue to have reports of problems for the ride on 680 south and you can see that we have a gravel in the roadway. after the initial report there were other trucks to went through in dropped more gravel. there are vehicles that have been damaged but thankfully no backup has occurred. >> the south bay ride is looking good just a little slowing on 1 01 northbound direction. >> that was the mayor of a
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north carolina town caught on camera and dancing all around during hurt sobriety test back in june. police said she smelled of alcohol, and was slurring her speech. during a field sobriety test, gardner consistently giggled and made jokes. steve was arrested after police say she registered 8.8 blood alcohol level on the breathalyzer. she pleaded guilty to the drunk driving charges earlier this week. >> if you are going to the store to satisfy your chocolate craving and you think is too much effort, hershey's may soon have an easier option for you. the company has partnered with three-dimensional printer maker 3 d systems to collaborate on developing a 3-d printer that makes
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chocolate. there is no word when such a device might be available. it is also unclear how much it would cost. >> you will want to stay with kron4 for the best in technology. we will feature the top 20 new high-tech gadgets from this year's consumer electronics show. our viki libby dockets will host the show which airs on friday, january 24th at 9:00 p.m.. >> the sharks were in florida taking on one of the panthers. second. the joke for 10 runs down the puck and scores. he has 51 points on the season. >> third. the joke of the ski scored his 22nd goal, the score 3-0 sharks'. >> here is a live look at
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the 49ers' new levi stadium. we will have team coverage starting at 6:00 a.m. of the big game against the seahawks on sunday. kron4 jackie sissel is in santa clara where the niners are preparing to leave. j.r. stone is at century linfield and he will have a live report at 6:00 a.m.. >> we will be right back.
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>> lace is bringing back is to do as a flavor contest. from now until april 5th, you can send in your ideas for a new chip flavor for a chance to win a grand prize of $1 million. contestants are asked to submit their flavor idea, a description and up to three ingredients. you can add to your idea at do us a flavor.com >> first lady michelle
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obama hits a half century milestone today. she is a loving it. mrs. michelle obama was born on january 17, 1964 in chicago. she describes herself as being 50 and fabulous. the let's move creator is getting ready to move herself, as in show off some dance moves. there is a big birthday celebration for her at the white house on saturday. >> she looks great! >> she should be celebrating with the >> lays smoky potato chips. with >> coming up on the kron4 morning nils. we're following the 49ers' as they leave for seattle. >> a dropped declaration could be coming to california. governor jerry
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brown is expected to make his announcement later this morning. >> warm temperatures are adding to the drought. with no rain and sun. erica will have your forecast. 'm er t hill. my by doesn'work the way . pa my prime? 'm er t hill. myi'a viim of ak the way . slowg mebolism?i n't thinso. grt grains pteinlend. protn from turaingredients
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>> this morning on the kron 4 morning news. 49-er fever is heating up. we're live in seattle for the big n-f-c- championship game, now just two days away. >> plus, san jose police say this is the fire bug who is responsible for torching several structures. more on his arrest and the victims he's accused of preying upon. >> and we have new video of a wildfire burning in southern california, threatening homes and businesses.

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