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a manhunt underway in pittsburgh--- after a shoplifter stabs three people at an east bay grocery store. the crime that created a violent scene....all over a basic bathroom item. pittsburg after a shoplifter stabs three people. the crime that created a violent scene all over a basic bathroom item. and the french president calling it "an immense tragedy." more than 40 people are dead, many of them elderly after a bus crashed into a logging truck in france. and catastrophic conditions expected in mexico. you won't believe the radar on hurricane patricia which is barrelling towards land, breaking records and in the process making people fear for their lives. "today in the bay" starts right now.
good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez. >> i'm sam brock. >> hard to believe what we're looking at right now. breaking news, hurricane patricia has become the strongest storm ever measured in the western hemisphere. it is forcing communities to prepare for the worst. it could trigger 39-foot waves and life threatening flash floods. anthony is monitoring the storm's past. at this hour, people in mexico are under a state of emergency. >> that's what we're looking at. not only under a start of emergency but they have issued mandatory evacuations. you can see category 5 patricia, it's a massive hurricane. it's continuing make it's way towards land. expected to make landfall this afternoon and it is going to be devastating. talking about mudsli slides ande
potential of downed trees, downed power lines. this will be devastating. not only heavy rain for mexico, but that thing will move into texas as we head towards the next couple of days providing lots of rain. the potential of ten inches plus in places like houston, dallas and corpus christi. at home, just quiet. 70s and 80s for today. we will talk about the forecast coming up in a little while. we are constantly updating this story across our digital platforms. this morning "today in the bay's" stephanie chuang is monitoring the impact this storm will have on flights. until then, you can go to our app 24/7. more breaking news to report. a chaotic scene playing out in the streets of france. more than 40 people dead after a bus colliding with a truck. new information continuing to trickle in to the newsroom.
the bus was carrying primarily an elderly population. the death toll may be so high because the bus burst into flames. that crash happening near the city of bordeaux. police are not releasing information right now about the victims. we'll update you with the latest information as soon as we get it. five people and seven dogs lost their home three hours ago. firefighters are still mopping up now after the fire made their house unlivable it happened on sun down lane around 2:00 this morning near south capital avenue and highway 680 in east san jose. no word yet on what caused the fire. investigators are still out there on the scene. they did say right now they already know that the fire caused severe damage to that home. to a developing story in the east bay, a man accused of stabbing three grocery store workers in the east bay late last night. he is still on the loose.
"today in the bay's" b "today in the bay's" bob ridel has more. >> the fact that this man was able to stab three employees of this winco food store and get away makes police here in pittsburg concerned. we want you to get a good look at this man . this is an image from a surveillance camera from inside the store. police released that photo. the surveillance camera also captured the suspect shoplifting shaving razors, as he tried to leave the store with the razors, five employees confronted him, tried to stop him from leaving. that's when the suspect pulled out a medium-sized knife. >> about 8:30, you know, they were watching some guy, he was going to attempt to steal something. so he went through one of the lines. he was walking out. they tried to stop him. he just pulled out a knife and started stabbing everybody.
>> the suspect stabbed one employee in the back, the other two in the arms. did not harm the other two employees. five total. the three who were stabbed were taken to the hospital they are all expected to survive their injuries. he was able to escape. police arrived, they searched the area, they had a helicopter up. they had canines, but no luck in finding the suspect. they want you to look at this image. if you recognize this man, if you know who he is, they would like to hear from you. reporting live from pittsburg, "today in the bay." five east bay students out of the hospital and recovering this morning after they took the prescription drug xanax. this is the second incident just this week where local high school students have overdosed on legal drugs. the latest incident happened yesterday at lunch time in pinole valley high school. teachers were watching students stumbling around acting as if they were intoxicated. they called an ambulance and
police. >> it was found the students were under the influence of a controlled substance, which was later confirmed to be xanax. >> when i talked to one of the students, they said, man, i'm on a xanax. i said whoa, dude, you are crazy? you can really get sick and die. >> xanax is a prescription drug used to treat anxiety. five students were rushed to the hospital. two were released to their parents. earlier this week, three students in mill valley were also hospitalized after they overdosed on an over-the-counter cough medicine that in high doses can cause hallucinations. a person is dead and two others injured after a dispute over a dice game turned violent this happened at the tennessee state university in nashville late last night. police say it was an argument that turned into a fist fight and suddenly turned into a gunfight. one person is dead, three women were hit. they are expected to survive. the shooter took off and is still at large in tennessee. officers don't know whether that
person is a student. anthony has a very busy morning ahead of him. further south they're watching the path of hurricane patricia. he still has that local forecast, too. >> we are look at cloud cover here at home. not much. we will see the typical morning fog that we usually see. it will be mainly isolated to the coastline. heading through the afternoon, we will see lots of sunshine, more filtered sun because we rex pekting high, thin clouds later today ahead of a storm system moving in by sunday providing rain for the north bay. temperatures will be comfortable, back into the lower 80s for the inland valleys. mid 70s for the coastline. let's toss things over to mike and say good morning to him. >> folks, a great morning at the bay bridge. look at that, no problems at the toll plaza. heading there, look at your map, you have a slow drive west of 580 off of 24. there was an earlier crash near the interchange, 24 and 980, but that looks like it's cleared from the chp report. we still have the slow drive
through the construction zone approaching that area. anywhere south of there, you're at speed including the tri valley. after 11 hours of testimony, the full day marathon, hillary clinton has a question of her own. >> you all serving breakfast, congressman? >> eggs and bacon will help get through that ordeal. hillary clinton trying to keep her cool during a marathon session on bengahzi. we look at whether the congressional committee got the answers they were looking for.
little extra coffee this morning. it was a very late night as she teti hillary clinton probably needs a little extra coffee this morning. it was a late night for her as she testified before the congressional committee investigating the deadly bengahzi attacks in which four americans were killed. what we thought would last eight hours went far longer. "today in the bay's" tracie potts has the answers the committee got when that questioning finally wrapped up after dark. >> i don't know how you're doing. i'm exhausted. >> reporter: after 11 hours, republicans admit they didn't learn much. >> i don't know she testified that much differently today than she has previous times she testified. >> reporter: it went on and on and on. >> how late are we going tonight? y'all serving breakfast? >> reporter: so long at one point clinton could barely talk. this time clinton kept their cool. republicans honed in on e-mail, what's there and what's missing. >> i didn't conduct the business
that i did primarily on e-mail. >> it's not a matter if you knew about them, it's a matter of what you did about them. to us, the answer to that is nothing. >> reporter: democrats accused the republican chair of creating an unnecessary show. >> do we want to badger you over and over again until you get tired until we get the got you moment he's talking about? >> reporter: clinton focused on the four americans killed in the attacks on bengahzi. >> i lost more sleep than all of you put together. >> reporter: it quickly deteriorated into partisan bickering. >> you need to make sure the record is correct. >> reporter: hundreds of security requests from ambassador chris stevens never reached clinton's desk. >> over 600 requests. you testified this morning you had none of those reach your desk? >> that's correct. >> reporter: half a day under the microscope and still no resolution. tracie potts, nbc news,
==topvo== firefighters right now are at the sceof a big apartment breaking news this morning, to sin city where firefighters are on the scene of a big apartment fire. this is video just in to the newsroom in the last few minutes. you can see the flames shooting from one building to the next it is burning on sunset avenue in
susun city. this is the village green apartment complex, though firefighters have not confirmed exactly what this is. there is no word of injuries or how many units are impacted. we're watching the situation because it is still burning. we'll have updates for you throughout the morning. traffic and weather now. if you're just waking up with us, a hurricane that was a concern off the coast of mexico yesterday, seemingly just exploded in the last couple of hours. >> category 5 hurricane, patricia. it's one of the strongest recorded in the western hemisphere. we will continue to watch this closely as it continues to make landfall. expected to make landfall near puerta vallarta. this is going to do some catastrophic damage. here at home, nothing like that. it's quiet a bit of cloud cover overhead and the twinkling lights of san francisco.
this hurricane is a powerful category 5. you can clearly make out the eye there. it's going to continue to make its way towards land. it has winds up to 200 miles per hour. as it makes its way towards landfall it will weaken, but you have to go a couple hundred miles inland to get away from the wrath of this thing. as it moves towards land, by tomorrow evening it will weaken. really it will be a big storm as it makes its way through. right now, temperatures are comfortable. in the 50s for the most part with generally clear skies. 74 the high for san francisco later today. the north bay at 84. tri valley looking at temperatures in the mid 80s. also for the south bay. as we move towards the next couple of days, we have a storm system this suspected to make its way towards us as we head towards sunday. it could bring a few showers to the north bay and san francisco. that's about all we'll see from this system. otherwise a few high, thin passing clouds for the day today. same deal for tomorrow. by sunday morning we start to see a few showers cross the
north bay. temperatures today the 70s for san francisco. upper 60s at the coastline. san jose, 82. as we move towards next week we'll notice this is what you'll be watching. wednesday a more powerful storm system expected to impact the bay area that could bring substantial rain for us at home. mike is track roads this morning. how is it looking? >> looking great. we're watching for that weather. that could be an issue for the commute. right now, a car fire, earlier car fire 780 off of 680. now the fire sounds like everything is out. calmed down. we still have slowing here, 580 westbound, westbound 24, this overnight road crew scattered throughout the connector. the connector is open. we see some slowing. scheduled to be there until about 6:00 a.m. then likely clearing. the rest of the bay looks great. san mateo bridge, the foster city side, there's the flat section off the high rise westbound an easy drive right now.
back to you. >> thank you very much. facebook's mark zuckerberg is making a big investment for bay area students. >> a local investment. for that we turn to landon dowdy who joins us live from cnbc world headquarters. happy friday morning. >> happy friday to you. the markets look to end the week on a positive note. futures are moving higher on china's central bank cutting interest rates. on thursday the averages ending on some of their highest levels, with sharp gains driven by positive earnings news. the dow closing up 320 points to 17489. the nasdaq up 79 to 4920. stocks are on pace for their first full week winning streak this year. facebook ceo mark suckzuckerbers a new venture. he and his wife are launching a private elementary school. the school set to open august of 2016 and will target 700 of the most disadvantaged residents in the neighborhood. they have a history of donating
to educational causes. in 2010 they donated $100 million to the school system in newark, new jersey. and gnc has allegedly sold products containing two illegal synthetic drugs, that's according to a lawsuit filed by oregon's attorney general. the ingredients are not approved in the u.s. and are considered potentially dangerous. the suit alleges that gnc new the drugs were illegal as early as 2007, but continued selling thousands of supplements containing the ingredients. back over to you. >> thank you very much. the shigella outbreak has spread to four bay area counties. the latest area hit, alameda county. alameda joins santa clara, san mateo and santa cruz counties.
the major cull mitt is here, mariscos san juan number 3 in downtown san jose. the first few people who got sick ate at that restaurant on friday or saturday last weekend and the illness quickly spread from there. at last count 110 cases have been updated. 12 people ended up in intensive care in the hospital for treatment. >> reporting on this, a couple of waves of infection. is it going too far? the advertisement that did not go over particularly well with some san franciscans.
towards land in mexico has picked up strength to such an extent it's being called historic. >> we are looking at a live picture from the web cam right there in the resort town where perhaps you've been. this picture not as impressive as the radar that anthony slaughter has behind him. this has never happened before. >> this is the strongest hurricane we've seen in the western hemisphere. the thing you see here, the red, all of that are cloud tops. this is an infrared satellite imagery, it shows cloud tops. the red denotes how thick the cloud tops are and how cold the temperatures are in this storm system. all of that means it's basically a powerful category 5 hurricane with winds up to 200 miles per hour. it will make landfall just south of puerto vallarta later today, and it suspected to bring 6 to 10 inches of rain. not only that, but very strong winds as well. we'll continue to watch that. also texas will take the leftover rain from this. they're expecting an additional
10 inches of rain in parts of texes from this storm system alone over the weekend. for us at home, no rain expected today. a nice day. temperatures back into the 70s and 80s. we'll talk more about our weekend weather coming up. let's go to mike. >> we have a couple of cars waiting in the cash lanes, and even on friday the metering lights will be seen on the bay bridge toll plaza. we look at your approach. we have a lot of slowing, it looks dramatic on the sensors. west 580, slower moving vehicle to about 530 will make the data look slow. prepare for one lane to be blocked there. east 580, we see slowing there. overnight road crews getting on the move. slower moving vehicles make our sensors read that. the approach here and the rest of the way very nice. back to you. >> thank you very much. some secondary school students in the east bay may be eligible for a free ride. at least when it comes to ac transit bus service. commission members yesterday voted to approve a pilot program that will offer free bus passes
at selected middle schools and high schools. that program launches next fall and it will run for three years. if it works, it could be expanded all across alameda county. >> air bnb is apologizing after an ad campaign fell flat with some. look at this ad on market street. it says dear board of education use some of the $12 million in hotel taxes to keep music in schools. airbnb was trying to suggest how the city should use the money t they get. people took their outrage to social media. >> it really attacks a lot of individuals that try to keep the schools in place. so, yeah. i think it's totally inappropriate. >> i thought it was a weird tone deaf response. and kind of strangely jabby. >> the airbnb board took down
the ad very quickly and issued this apology. the intent was the wrong tone and we apologize to anyone who was offended. >> organizers released the host cities for the 2016 amgen tour of california it will start in san diego and finish in sacramento. both cities have never hosted the tour before. san jose has always been a host since it started back in 2005. but not next year. the only bay area stop is going to be santa rosa. professional cyclists from the tour de france and the olympics compete in the amgen tour. the race begins may 15th and wraps up on the 22nd. >> it is one of my favorite stories to cover. i'm disappointed. maybe i'll go to santa rosa. category 5 hurricane creating concerns of disaster and flooding on their own. but the storm sill barrelling towards mexico right now. meteorologists say they have never seen anything like it.
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calling it "an immense tragedy." more than 40 people are dead, many of them elderly after a bus crashed into a logging truck in france. and catastrophic conditions expected in mexico. hurricane patricia is barrelling towards land breaking records and measurements in the process. "today in the bay" starts right now. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm sam brock. >> i'm kris sanchez. to that breaking news, right now hurricane patricia building up steam, becoming the strongest storm ever measured in the western hemisphere overnight and it only continues to strengthen as we speak this morning. communities are being told to brace for 200-mile-per-hour winds and weathers that could be as massive as 39 feet. >> across the world, folks are holding their breaths as this plays out. we have team coverage on this storm from its path to how it's having a trickle effect at