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nbc bay area news begins with breaking news. breaking news tonight is near orlando, florida, at this late hour. explosions and fires continue at a propane gas plant. it's at the blue rhino plant, a common brand many of us use for our barbecues. 24 people were working at the time of this explosion, and 15 people are missing right now. an evacuation order is in effect for about a half mile radius around this plant, and it will last throughout the night.
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this series of explosions started around 8:00 p.m. our time. this is youtube video which shows the blast from a distance. you can hear the explosions going off one after the other. the initial explosion could be seen and felt from about five miles away. we'll bring you more information on this story as it becomes available. good evening and thanks for joining us. >> now to a story you'll only see on nbc bay area news. two months of mourning and still no answers. tonight, a san jose woman is wanting to know where investigators have no leads in the death of her husband. george kiriyama joins us from san jose with more. george? >> reporter: jessica, the family is very upset because it's been a couple of months since danny was stabbed to death with no leads and very little progress. tonight, his wife michelle expressed her frustration in
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this exclusive interview. >> i just need answers. you know, i need justice for my hutz. >> reporter: michelle took us to the spot. >> there was blood on the fence and still some blood now. >> reporter: where her husband was found lying on the ground. san jose police say someone stabbed him in this apartment carport and left him to die. just a block away from his home. >> kind of hurts that i was so close and yet not close enough. >> reporter: two months after her husband died, michelle wants to know who killed him. and with no answers and no progress in the case, it's hard to move forward. >> very stad, very discouraged at this point because there's no answers, and nobody knows nothing. nobody is willing to help. >> reporter: the hardest part for michelle is watching her four young children survive without their father. >> every day they want to know why somebody hurt their daddy. they want to know what happened. they get scared to get up to use
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the bathroom at night. >> reporter: danny was going to school at san jose city college. michelle wishes she had a chance to say goodbye. >> i would have liked to have been there while he was still alive. you want to be there to let them know that you're there whether they know or not. >> reporter: michelle and danny jr. have two other kids, two older, one 16 and the other 16, as well. they were not at home at the time of this interview. we talked to san jose police and they say this is a tough case with no suspect and the family is hoping more awareness will nudge this case forward. george kiriyama, nbc bay area news. happening now, the hawaiian islands are being hit by a tropical depression. tonight, flights have been cancelled from the bay area to hawaii. here's a live look now in kawaii, where it's just after 8 p.m., dropping up to six inches of rain. it brings back memories of a
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1992 hurricane which severely damaged kawaii. tonight, getting to hawaii is not easy. five flights to the islands out of sfo and one from san jose have been canceled tonight. earlier today, two flights from oakland were canceled. jeff ranieri is tracking the storm. jeff? >> it's important to know with this storm system, it's not about the wind, even though it is out there 15 to 35 miles per hour, it's more about the rainfall. maui had been hit the hardest over the past three to five hours. they are under a flash flood warning, where they were getting three to four inches of rain per hour. it's going to continue on towards kawaii throughout the next 24 hours. current winds at 35 miles per hour. pressure is rising, showing steins of weakening at 1002 millibars. so this storm will continue off to the west, so it will be the biggest problem for tuesday with more flight delays possible.
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we'll have more coming up. tonight, negotiations have stopped but will continue tomorrow morning. if a settlement is not reached soon, we could see another b.a.r.t. stoppage next monday morning. the negotiations are stalled over employee pay raises, benefits and worker safety. union reps say negotiations have been slow because b.a.r.t.'s lead negotiator has been on vacation. the employees' extended contract ex-tires midnight this sunday. earlier this month, b.a.r.t. workers walked off the job for four days, causing a traffic mess. 12 bay area children off the streets and safe tonight, no longer sex slaves. this video given to us by the fbi shows agents working operations across the country. the agency arrested 16 pimps and
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rescued a dozen children. a sour note for apple. a chinese company is accused of labor accuse. a labor rights group says the company withheld pay for employees, forced them to work long hours in unsafe conditions. the group found violations by three companies. apple said it's committed to providing safe working conditions and will investigate. taking advantage of stranded travelers, that's what a united airlines employee is accused of doing. investigators say they stole luggage from passengers who were supposed to fly to sfo but diverted after that crash. surveillance cameras caught it all on tape. inside the luggage were valuable clothes which is thomas is accused of returning to nordstrom for about $5,000.
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police arrested the couple before they boarded a flight for hawaii. three years, a refinery explosion and no air monitoring system in place. with the one-year anniversary of that refinalry explosion looming, locals want to know who dropped the ball. terry mcsweeney joins us live. >> reporter: the city of richmond and chevron cannot agree who exactly is dropping the ball, but there are three air quality monitors on the property here at the refinery, ready to go out to the local neighborhoods to monitor the air quality. while they're discussing who is dropping the ball, the monitors are sitting here, unused. august 6, 2012. an explosion and fire, smoke sent 15,000 people to hospitals looking for treatment.
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but just how bad was the air that day? air monitors are now available to provide the answers in the future. a spokesperson for chevron says as part of a 2010 agreement with the city of richmond, we have purchased the air monitoring equipment and are ready to deploy it once the city approves the locations and work plan. we are committed to working with the city to have this equipment operating in the community as quickly as possible. chevron was ready to start monitoring last year, but the proposal was nixed. which ever side is stalling the process, more penalties are on the way from the county, state and bay area quality management correct. john joya is also on the air quality district board. >> we hope that within a year, there will be flue standards for all refineries in the bay area to have a higher level of monitoring, both after an
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incident and also just on an ongoing basis. >> reporter: christian frederickson owns multipure drinking water systems and is concerned about drink air. >> it's a problem. meanwhile, i'm breathing here. >> reporter: this woman says don't both we are the air monitors. >> whenever there's been a problem like that in the past and i've made a phone call to anybody, the police, they're like what, huh? so nothing works. >> reporter: there's been a lot of back and forth, as to where these monitors are going to go. right now the ball is in the city of richmond's hands. when the monitors do go out, they'll be going to atchison village and richmond. terry mcsweepy, nbc bay area news. tomorrow, a military judge will announce the verdict in the
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badly manning case. he's the army intelligence analyst arrested in 2010. he's accused of leaking about 700,000 documents to wikileaks. the most serious charges he is facing is aiding the enemy, which carries a life sentence. democratic congresswoman is working on legislation that would reign in the nsa's collection of tell phone data. she said, there is a growing sense that things have gone akilter. edward snowden leaked information about that program last month. the senate overwhelmingly approved james comey to head the fbi. he was the justice department's number two official under president george bush. he made a name for himself in 2004 when he refused to renew a program that allowed
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eavesdropping of domestic phone calls and e-mails without warrants. tomorrow, voters will decide who replaces george shirakawa. he resigned in march and is scheduled to be sentenced on friday. as the president said, this is becoming a habit. the giants visited the white house, again. president obama invited the world series champs to the white house this afternoon. they won two of the last three titles. the president shook the hands of all the players and staff. he joked about tim lincecum's new short hair and praised the joints for their new edible garden when they'll plant inside at&t park. we'll hear from them later in the news cast. your investigation brought to light an alarming difference between us and 45 other states.
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>> the difference -- california is one of the most dangerous states with boating with the weakest regulations. now the new push to change the law. the new app that can discover any food allergies that you might have. the 5-year-old girl is writing her name for the first time after a life-changing procedure. find out how a decision her mother made the day she was born is helping her today. ♪ ♪ looks like you started to make something. ♪ oh, a green! ♪ ♪
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[ female announcer ] cheerios. with flavors your heart will love. an east bay man set to receive america's highest military award says it's an honor. he spoke out today about being awarded the medal of honor for
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his heroism during the intense firefight in afghanistan. 300 furthers attacked an army post back in 2009. staff sergeant carter was inside a humvee when he risked his own life to rescue a soldier in the hail of bullets. >> it looked like raindrops all over the ground. the more impacts i saw the faster i ran. there's no way any one of us would have let each other down. >> president obama will present him the medal of honor at the white house next month. about a dozen soldiers in iraq and afghanistan have been awarded this honor. of them, five are living recipients. feeling sluggish after a meal? a company has developed an app that may help you find out why. it helps users detect allergies or sensitivities to particular foods. if there's a spike in your heart rate after eating, you have a sensitivity to food. >> i can notice the difference
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when i consume dairy products. that's where i was getting the biggest spike. >> if you eat three things for dinner, it may show you have a sensetivety, but not which food caused the reaction. the app is free for iphone users. a new bill may be introduced in sacramento in sons to one of our recent investigations. earlier this month, we exposed how our waterways are some of the most dangerous in the country. elise joins us now with the new details. >> reporter: boat operators can be as young as 12, have no lie sense or no knowledge of how to boat and still be legally allowed to operate one. tonight, one lawmaker is trying to change that. >> your investigation brought to light a pretty alarming difference between us and 45 other states. >> reporter: it's an alarming
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distinction the senator says she was surprised to learn. california is one of only five states with no education for boaters. >> i was really surprised. >> reporter: several bills have been introduced to require a safety course for boaters. but all have failed. why haven't this bill been passed into law? >> in 6 1/2 years i've been a legislature, i haven't heard a lot of discussion about it. your investigation is probably the strong eps conversation i've heard about it. >> reporter: do you feel like they failed you? >> yeah, i think to. i think they would feel differently if it was their own, you know. nothing happens until it's your own. >> reporter: earlier this month, the family shared with us how they lost their 12-year-old
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daughter in a boating accident. >> when she came up with damian, he was all bloody and stuff. she said that he wouldn't wake up. >> reporter: the operator, who struck their daughter's boat, wasn't paying attention. the investigative unit found the majority of accidents are caused that way. because operators don't know the basic rules of the waterways. states that require boater education on average have a lower rate of fatal accidents than states that don't. >> it's a problem that has to be addressed and addressed legislatively. so we'll take some time. >> reporte >> you know why i pulled you over? no idea whatsoever? >> reporter: the waterway saw the most accidents in california
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sense 2007. >> this is a public safety issue. >> reporter: the senator is now calling for hearings with the boating community, with the goal of introducing legislation that would require on ray stores to complete a boater education course before they get on the water. so other families would not have to endure the loss that they have. >> we just wonder what she would be like today. >> reporter: in the past, some in the boating community expressed concerns about the cost associating with implementing a boater education requirement. the senator hopes to introduce a bill that would be revenue neutral sometime next year. >> elise, thank you. if you have a tip for our investigative unit, give us a call. here are the numbers on the screen. a girl is timely able to write her name for the first time.
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complications during oral surgery injured her brain. when she celebrated her second birthday, she could barely walk or lift her head. so her mother signed her up for a procedure using infusions of umbilical cord blood. researchers explain the cells allow them to repair damage. >> for the first tame, she can write her name, hold a pencil. she's now walking forward, backwards, sideways, circles. that's been the most beautiful thing is to watch her just light up. >> the procedure is still experimental. wonderful to see her feeling better. >> mom happy, as well.
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let's bring in our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. only odd weather around here. >> temperatures 10 degrees cooler where they should be. a very strong marine layer at the coastline and fog earlier today. that is producing major issues at sfo at the current hour. we're running 2:45 behind, so expect that continue tomorrow morning as the cloud cover will get thicker. the tuesday forecast, doesn't matter where you are, everyone expecting cloud cover at 8:00 a.m. by the afternoon, not only cool at the coastline, but for summer standards, interior valleys, upper 70s and low 80s. let's go outside to the live high definition camera network. here's cloudy in san jose in downtown. emeryville, you notice the fog doesn't look too bad. it's a high fog right now.
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san francisco, you can see this canopy that was there 30 minutes ago. so let's get a look at our fog factor forecast for tuesday. all counties are highlighted. pleasanton, livermore, san jose, even as par south as morgan hill, cloud cover by the afternoon. we are not expecting the marine layer to go anywhere. i do think later on this week, this marine layer will get mixed out and we'll get sun at the coast. it's been a very foggy past several days and it's going to stay put for tomorrow. as we look at our tuesday forecast, temperatures 3 to 6 degrees below average. 73 in palo alto. 67 in santa cruz. temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. evergreen, a little wind off those hills should bring you to one of the highest spots on the
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map. 80 in walnut creek and pleasanton. san francisco, 65 but not too much warmer up in santa rosa, with just 73. napa 74 and sonoma expecting 72. we expect this cool pattern to linger the next 48 hours with this trough of low pressure offshore. that will keep the foggy breeze in place. on your seven-day forecast, in the 80s throughout thursday. then by this upcoming weekend, temperatures start to warm up in the mid to upper 80s. 70s by the bay and 60s at the coastline. the next two day also be the foggiest of the week and gradually we will get some sunshine for you at the coastline. they're used to fog this time of the year but it's been extremely difficult. >> thank you, jeff. coming up, bmw charging up its own electric car. details are next.
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the electric car market is
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growing and now bmw in the mix. >> bmw has unveiled the i-3 which goes on sale in the spring, starting at about $40,000. like the nissan leaf, it will have a limited range, between plug-ins, around 100 miles. but bmw says there will be an option for an extra small gas tank to be installed, giving you more range, like a chevy volt. to catch a thief. france's biggest robbery ever has police stunned. one man with a hand gun walked away with jewels valued at $136 million. authorities say the man entered the carlton hotel on the resort front, through a terrace. he stole 34 pieces of jewelry. the diamonds were part of an exhibition of works from the
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prestigious diamond house. we'll be right back.
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good evening. a busy day for both bay area baseball teams monday, but for very different reasons. we start with the first place oakland athletics, playing at home and hosting the jays. pick it up in the bottom of the first. two on, no out, and cespedes triples to left field. a's take an early 3-0 lead. now we go bottom 8. 8-4 a's and cespedes does something he hasn't done in a while, his first home run since june 21 for the home run derby king. a's win 9-4. the defending world champion san francisco giants made a stop at 1600 pennsylvania avenue northwest monday to receive
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congrats on their 2012 championship from president barack obama. here's the commander in chief. >> congratulations to the san francisco giants on their second world series title in three years. they're making this a habit. in 2010, it took five games to close it out. this year it only took four. there are some new faces standing behind me, some new nicknames. we've got the reverend. blockbuster. we've even got new haircuts. where's tim? >> there he is. >> you don't even recognize him anymore. i'm proud to announce next season, they're going to have the first edible garden in a sports facility, with raws of egg plants and strawberries,
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encouraging local youth to eat healthy at the ballpark. i should add michelle would say it's okay to have a hot dog every once in a while. >> all right. brian wilson was not at the white house today, but he could be on a major league team soon. the pirates and the diamondbacks are the front-runners to sign him. five teams have made an offer. the giants begin a three-game series tomorrow at philly. barry zito is on the hill. back with more of the news right after this. have a good night. [ male announcer ] hear that?
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here as if blue rhino propane gas plant. there is some good news here. all of the missing workers are accounted for. there are no fatalities. a series of explosions started around 8:00 our time this evening. we'll have more on our morning show beginning at 4:30 a.m. >> glad to hear everyone is okay. we'll see you tomorrow. >> good night. look at 'em.
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