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good morning to you on this friday. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> i'm jon kelly. good morning, everybody. yes, we have good news to pass along here, wab.a.r.t. tras will be back online in just hours from now. >> union leaders came to a temporary agreement that put workers back on the job and get trains rolling by 3:00 this afternoon but stale lot of work that needs to be done. nbc bay area's christie smith joins us live at the west oakland b.a.r.t. station where things are starting to come back to life. you see signs of life out there, christie, huh? >> reporter: good morning to you, marla and jon. we are just four hours awayq8:m b.a.r.t. trains rolling again,
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yes there are signs of life at the west oakland b.a.r.t. station that we haven't seen in days. we have seen some painting crews coming in and out the gate, lifting up and down and folks emptying the trash, apparently, it hadn't been emptied in days. for commuters, this has been a very long four days without the b.a.r.t. service, while b.a.r.t.'s two largest unions were on strike. we went to the richmond maintenance yard this morning where workers were getting trains ready. a b.a.r.t. spokesperson telling us the districts and unions agreed to a contract extension but they have 12 hours to get up to minimum staffing levels at stations, yards, control rooms and shops,/u=y÷ get ticketing r into the machines, get change ready, all to serve riders who have been stuck in gridlock on boats and on buses, carpools, trying to get in and out of work, just before 11 p.m. last night. the announcement came of a 30-day extension at the request of state mediators and the state labor secretary. even b.a.r.t.'s gm said there was still a wide gap to bridge
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over those next 30 days. the new deadline is august 4th. for now though the trains will be running by 3 p.m. >> need to make sure everyone's in place in order to get those trains out. we have to make sure there are tickets in the vending machines and change when people buy the tickets. make sure the escalators are working, the elevators are working, we have to manually check the trains, make sure the trains are clean. the strike happened after the pride parade a huge day, we broke records that night and may be a little dirty. we need clean up the trains, need to put every nothing place, a lot of work going on behind the scenes to get revenue service ready for 3 p.m. >> what do you think of the b.a.r.t. workers going back to work this afternoon? >> great, great if they started this morning though. it doesn't help me out because i'm going to have to get my way there so i probably.rf wouldn't taking b.a.r.t. home. >> reporter: but at least they will be rolling again. now, one union rep did say that it's possible they do strike again if a deal isn't reached by the deadline. now, this morning, b.a.r.t.'s
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bus ran from five east bay stations into san francisco and b.a.r.t. spokesperson says that even though the trains will be running in time for the evening commute, they are going to go ahead and honor that commitment for those who took the buses in, that they will still have the busses aavailable for the evening commute. go ahead and get a free ride there if you took the bus in. live in oakland, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> we are updating our website all day long, get information from b.a.r.t. and its unions. check out our homepage, nbcbayarea.com for new information and most current b.a.r.t. schedules. oakland city workers meet with leaders to talk about getting themselves a new contract. unionized city workers held a one-day strike on monday, upset over pay cuts and why they -- what they call unfair labor practices. mayor gene kwan offered to continue the negotiations today and monday. an overnight fire in a
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richmond home killing both a mother and father, leaving their son badly burned. firefighters say the family was living in a converted garage behind a house on 21st street near roosevelt. firefighters were able to pull all three from that building but sad lish the mother and father died at the scene. that son remains hospitalized in critical condition. no cause for the fire has been confirm butted deputy marshall says fireworks were found in that front yard and could have ignited the fire. the chief saying there was an extension cord from the main house leading to converted garage. investigators in southern california are trying to figure out what went wrong in a fireworks show that injured 28 people. home video here shows this massive explosion caused when the launch they're send the fireworks into the sky actually tipped over. this happened in simi valley, about 40 miles northwest of los angeles. in all, 28 people are hurt. most with mild injuries, though
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the county fire says four people are severely hurt. their injuries consistent with shrapnel and projectile-type injuries. one woman we are hearing from says she is so grateful she and her young son were not sitting right in front. >> everything scattered outwards, everybody started running, just a loud explosion, felt the heat, pull back toward us, the rec building and that was it end of the show. all of a sudden, they started coming. >> this morning, we are getting a look at the field where this explosion happened. you can see the debris scattered all over the place. some of the spectators returned to pick up their things they left behind as they ran for cover last night. the pyrotechnic company that attempted to put on last night's show bay fireworks out of new york. the ceo issued a statement this morning saying he deeply regrets people were injured. he says, "public safety has always been a major priority of bay fireworks. the highly qualified staff is trained on a regular basis in
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the procedures to properly set up and discharge a fireworks display. our equipment has been inspected and approved by the authorities." the company says it is working to figure out exactly what happened and will make sure it doesn't happen again. being reported road rage could be to blame for a confrontation that ends with a man being shot right in the face. east palo alto police say they found a 32-year-old man sitting on the sidewalk suffering with a gunshot injury to his face. this was on beach street near brent wood court about 12:45 this morning. police say right now you it appears the shooting happened after a car crash that turned into road rage. the suspect is still at large and that victim right now is listed in stable condition at a nearby hospital. we are waiting to hear from investigators about what killed a couple from campbell while they were hiking in southern utah. other hikers in the area found the body of 69-year-old patricia wally yesterday afternoon just off a trail under a tree at the wave this is located about 40
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miles from the utah/arizona border a short time later, a helicopter spotted the body of 70-year-old ulrich wally not far from his wife. the sheriff's office believes patricia may have become ill while hiking in the 100-degree-plus heat and ulrich went to find help t is believed the couple died from heat exhaustion but a coroner's report is pending. firefighters in contra costa county knocked down a 50-acre brushfire in pittsburg overnight. we have new video from our chopper this morning. you can see how far this one spread out. the fire was reported about 9 p.m. last night about the very same time that the fireworks started being displayed. this one quickly moved from a large field into the 700 block of willow pass way near highway 4. the homeowner there is, they tried to get in and help out here, tried to extinguish those flames from their backyard. the fire department responding to this fire is from one of two county fire houses that
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supervisors have agreed to close down. they agreed to do this back in may the pittsburg fire station is scheduled to officially close its doors on monday. two overnight brushfires caused quite a scare in the oakland hills. both fires broke out in joaquin miller park at 11:30 last night on opposite sides of that park. 60 firefighters in all from both the oakland and cal fire departments were called to fight the flames. both fires were contained about 3:00 this morning. in the south bay, cleanup is under way at a home where a propane tank exploded during a fourth of july bar beck cute. it happened on the border of norris, san jose, around milpitas. fire spread quickly but firefighters were able to knock it down before it spread to other homes on sydney drive just blocks away from milpitas christian school. everyone in the end was okay. as firefighters were mopping up, another fire sparked just two blocks away. witnesses say a bottle rocket fell into the these and they caught fire within seconds. the flames were put out though before they could spread to
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nearby homes. new at 11:00, lots of strong winds out of the san francisco bay forcing america's cup officials to cancel all of the day's races. teams were scheduled to race in the ac 72 time trials today starting in about an hour. our reporter at the event says winds out of the bay have just gotten too strong the last couple of hours preventing boats from racing safely. other festivities go on as scheduled. right now, a parade of boats is starting out on the bay. more than 40 vessel ises will be led across the baby the san francisco fire department's fire boat that starts at pier 14 and then travels all along the coastline, finishing at the golden gate yacht club. and then at 3:00, there will be live music out there by local bands taking place at the america's cup pavilion. there is controversy in last year's race to tell you about the team from new zealand filing a protest over recent rule changes. america's cup organizers changed the rules after british sailor
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andrew simpson died on the water in may in practice runs. team members say they design the boat under very specific standard and those are now changed. they say they should have been able to have a vote on those changes. now, italy's team has protested the rule changes. at this point, there is no word yet if this will prevent either team from racing in the competition. still ahead, an emotional day in the testimony of the trial of george zimmerman as trayvon martin's family takes the stand. what they have to say next. the latest on the health of nelson mandela. let you know why we are hearing conflicting reports about the former south african president's condition. you may have the day off. the labor department does. we will take a look at american jobs coming up in business news. and temperatures running about 10 to 20 degrees cooler from yesterday, making for a perfect camping weekend, if you are making plans to get out you perhaps to big sur, temperatures back into the 70s. already in the 60s and 70s
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across 6 takro across-the-boa across-the-boaakro across the board.
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all eyes today on the witness stand in the trial of george zimmerman who has pleaded not guilty in the death of trayvon martin. martin's mother and older brother both testifying this morning. nbc's sarah is daloff has the details from sanford, florida. >> reporter: somber moments in court this morning as the mother of trayvon martin testified about screams on a 911 call. >> ma'am, that screaming, or yelling, do you recognize that? >> yes. >> and who do you recognize that to be, ma'am? >> trayvon benjamin martin. >> reporter: sybrina fulton's time on the stand was brief. the defense questioned if she may have been predisposed to believing it was her son on the tape instead of george zimmerman. >> you certainly had to hope that that was your son screaming, even before you heard it correct? >> i didn't hope for anything. i just simply listened to the tape. >> emotional. i didn't want to listen to them
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again. >> reporter: martin's older brother also testified it was martin's voice on the tape. during cross-examination, the defense brought up an interview he did with a miami television station in which he tells the reporter he is not positive it's his brother screaming. >> i didn't want to believe that it was him. so that's why during that interview, i said i wasn't sure. i guess listening to it was clouded to it by shock and denial and sadness. i didn't really want to believe that was him. >> reporter: medical examiner who performed the autopsy on martin also took the stand stating the official cause of death was a gunshot wound to the chest. >> i believe he was alive for one to ten minutes after he was shot. >> reporter: he believes there was no chance martin could have survived. during the medical examiner's testimony which included graphic photos, trayvon martin's mother left the courtroom.
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doctors treating nelson mandela are denying claims it the former south african president is in a vegetate stiff state, a statement released by the current president cites doctors saying mandela is still in critical but stage condition. the initial report that mandela was being kept alive by a breathing man came from court papers from lawyer representing close members of the family. mandela is now entering his fourth week in a hospital in pretoria. in egypt, protests are growing more violent as egyptian troops clash with protestors in several cities. one person was kill when egyptian forces opened fire on protesters marching on the republican guard headquarters. supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi have called today a day of rage, angry over the arrest of morsi and several key leaders in the muslim brotherhood. better than expected numbers, very much some welcomed
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good news about the economy this morning. >> scott black grew, the number of employed continues to grow. >> yes, good morning. the labor department is back to work today, even if no one else s we got the numbers, june jobs, 195,000 jobs added in the month of june. that leaves us with 7.6% unemployment. that's unchanged. revised the past month upward, april, for instance, gained 50,000 jobs, may 25,000 jobs. so, all of a sudden, more jobs in the economy than ex-spenlgtd. we want to define where the jobs are coming from and how much people are making because, remember, not all jobs are equal in the sense that construction tends to pay better than retail and we are seeing high-paid jobs. wall street took the news well, gold fell, gold is a hedge against bad news, saw the industrials jump 1 hund points
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on the open before going back down. the markets were closed thursday.
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just a little jacket weather, may actually see a little bit of breezy fall conditions here as well as winds will be out of the west at 10 to 15 miles per hour. overall, everybody back into the 70s, 78, san rafael today, 74, oakland, the east bay you back to 103 degrees yesterday in livermore, you will be back to 81, same for santa theresa and san jose, 80 degrees. everywhere across the board noticeably cooler, but this is where we should be for this time of year and temperatures like this reflect our averages, so we have been well above average for the past week or so, now talking about temperatures more tolerable, get back into the mid-80s, we head toward sunday, saturday and sunday, then look what happens, headed toward another warmup.
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not going to be as hot. not talking about triple-digit heat, but my buy monday, temperatures back to 90 degrees, the b.a.r.t. strike being over, i'm sure that put use big smile on lots of folks faces, not having to cram hours ahead, giving to work and getting home. there you have it. >> a much cooler commute. okay. anthony, thanks. we could find out as soon as monday whether the new eastern span of the bay bridge will open as scheduled on labor day weekend. the bridge oversight committee will brief them in oakland on monday. broken bolts and safety issues along the new eastern span caused the closure. a number of key players are being shopped trying to land biggest fish out on the free agent market, talking about big man dwight howard. espn reporting that golden state looking to move centers bogut and bead dredges as well as jefferson. the team will have to shed some
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salary if it wants played for ti canners this past season and expected to decide on his future some time today. experts think he will go to the rock nets houston this week, warriors made their in-person pitch to howard, reports are the big guy was intrigued about the idea of playing steph curry, play thompson and harrison bonn. the giants barry zito doing something very special for the troops on this fourth of july. zito promised to give $500 for every strikeout pitch in the major league on independence day the money going to the non-profit called welcome back veterans. the idea was inspired by his father, joe, who just died few weeks ago and loved what the fourth of july stands for. we did a little math this morning. it looks like there were 218 strikeouts in the big leagues yesterday, which adds up to $109,000. what a good guy. >> absolutely. big cheers to barry zito. pope john paul ii could soon become a saint that decision
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from the vatican this morning. let the media circus begin as we await the arrival of the royal baby. the building crowd outside a london hospital. ♪
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sainthood as well. he served as pontiff from 1958 until his death in 1963. and then there were three. lieutenant governor gavin newsom announcing you the birth of a baby girl via twitter. newsome posted this message, "today we welcomed the latest addition to our family, very healthy baby girl, brooklynn newsom." he wrote to his wife, you are amazing t is the couple's second daughter. in england, the wait is on for the royal family. reporters and cameras from around the world have already set up camp around the london hospital where kate middleton will give birth. as many as 60 lad verders have set up in the press area. the baby is due some time the middle of the month. officials say the couple doesn't note sex of the baby and that william could be on duty as a search and rescue pilot in north wales when kate goes into labor. he better be there >> you and i talked about it. the kid's got a little bit of
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juice, maybe he can work to make sure wes the momma. >> absolutely. still ahead, going tovdm te you about a bizarre fourth of july stunt on one of new york city's most iconic landmarks.
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finally this morning, police out of new york looking for a man who pulled off a fourth of july stunt right on top of the brooklyn bridge. police received an emergency call yesterday saying a man was climbing the bridge, which is probably not a wise idea. the officers, when they finally arrived, they say he rappelled down that bridge using a hose, dropping down in brooklyn and he disappeared. officers at this point aren't sure what he was doing up on the bridge in the first place. guessing his name was not peter parker. >> going to say spider-man. >> wannabe. >> thanks for being with us. have great weekend, everybody. our next newscast is at 5:00. see you later.
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