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>> reporter: let me just start by saying market street did reopen between 5th and 6th. we did hear from the police chief today. what he's saying that these officers were talking a beat and they saw the stabbing and tried to intervene. but exactly how the shooting unfolded he didn't release those details. andy dowel took this video on market street shortly after the police shooting. >> i see many people just go out over here. >> reporter: san francisco police didn't say whether it happened inside or outside, but their own officers saw a stabbing. >> two uniformed officers were walking the beat on 900 block of market street. they on served a white male stabbing an asian male. >> reporter: the police chief says in the course of intervening, at least one officer shot and killed the suspect. one witness tweeted this photo from the scene. this is the first fatal police shooting under chief scott, who was hired during a push for
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police reforms in san francisco. >> the loss of life is tragic, and it doesn't matter how it happened, it's tragic. these things, we try to avoid them as much as we can. but we do have an obligation to protect the public. >> reporter: neighbors say groups of people often hang out on the block and they were upset. >> it's to the as bad as it used to be because of the police presence, but they still hang there. so i'm just heart broken over this. >> reporter: the san francisco police did say that it was early in their investigation, and there's still a number of interviews left to complete. but there are several investigations now underway. reporting live in san francisco, christy smith, nbc bay area news. a sweltering day across the bay area. some places even broke records. temps are pushing into the mid 90s. the east bay, south bay seeing some of the hottest weather right now.
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jeff ranieri is tracking the heat and the major cooldown just around the corner. >> we're still locked in for what looks to be a 25 degree drop in our temperatures. today specifically we got as warm as 94 degrees. but there was a 30 degree temperature spread from the warmest to the coldest in half moon bay at 64. in terms of new records, san jose tied one hitting 91. oakland with a new record at 88. tracking some of the warmest weather right now. walnut creek at 92. there is quite a bit of frost in the forecast and what's happening right now. i want to show you the fog and how widespread it is. this is starting to import a cooler breeze dropping us nine degrees after half moon bay. i'll tell you how much colder by this weekend and when we could get a little rain.
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>> thank you, jeff. track the swing in temperatures by downloading our nbc bay area news app. it's free. sierra lamar disappeared five years ago in morgan hill. today, defense attorneys for garcia torrez suggested to the jury that lamar is alive. this was part of the closing arguments. those defense attorneys used some interesting props in court. marianne favro is in san jose. what did you see inside that courtroom? >> reporter: we saw the defense attorney show jurors a top ten list why she could not have killed sierra lemar. the attorney for the man accused of killing sierra lamar hauled out what he called a shame bucket, trying to make a point that the prosecution had delivered unreliable evidence. >> the defense's use of the shame bucket is going after the
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character of the prosecutor. that does have the opportunity to backfire if they go too far with this. >> reporter: the defense attorney al lopez listed his top ten reasons that torres is innocent. number one on the list, sierra's body has never been found, so she should be considered a missing person. he also questioned why a strand of sierra's hair found on a rope in the defendant's car was not shown in an official photograph but later turned up. >> it could come down to this dna evidence and can the defense raise doubts about the prosecution's handling of that dna, and if the defense can show that she was not in torres' car, that's going to be a very important point. >> reporter: the defense team even suggested that the driver of a brown car seen in the area where she disappeared could be the real killer. today, more than a dozen volunteers came to the trial.
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some say they choose to ignore the defense team's theories and focus on sierra. >> it's sad, because she's not here and she should be here. >> reporter: the defense team just wrapped up closing arguments. tomorrow, the prosecution will get a chance at rebuttal. reporting live in san jose, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. we're getting new details on a violent confrontation late last night in san jose. a man was killed by an sjpd officer. a 911 call came in before midnight of a family disturbance at a home in the east foothills. police say when officers arrived, a man charged out of the garage toward an officer, holding two knives. the officer opened fire. paramedics rushed him to a hospital where he later died. >> the officers did have some history at this house, and they knew there was a potential for violence. but again, the officers arrived
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on scene, and did the best they could. >> as you heard from the chief, police had been to the suspect's home before. he had a history of drugs and mental illness. the officer who fired his gun is a 15-year veteran of the department. students taking over an entire campus building at uc santa cruz, demanding more housing and resources for african-american students. robert honda joins us to tell us what's happening. robert? >> reporter: protesters have vowed to stay until their demands are met. sources say no police action is planned, so it appears protesters will be able to stay until they meet with the chancellor tomorrow. the signs posted were the only public message from protesters through most of the day. the african black student alliance asked for supporters to show up and volunteer. we saw about 20 inside. a spokeswoman says the group is
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growing in numbers and determination. >> there is between 100 to 200 students in there. >> reporter: the group is demanding the university buy property from low income housing to be run by the alliance. and to provide guarantees for all african black caribbean identified students at one complex and diversity training for freshman and incoming students. they declined to elaborate, except to read a statement. >> first, we would like to acknowledge that this is not our land, but the land of indigenous people. we are using the word reclaim instead of occupy. >> reporter: the vice chancellor and other officials met students at kerr hall and took a walk to discuss the issues. no progress was reported. but protesters remained optimistic. >> the enthusiasm level is wonderful. we're all doing good. we're good. >> reporter: and protesters say they have shortened their list
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of demands that were already rejected by the chancellor last month. a university spokesman says the college is determined to keep up the talks and their top priority is safety for everyone involved. robert handa, nbc bay area news. what's the future now of obamacare? this decision about health care impacts millions of us, and republicans say tomorrow's the day. they'll call for a house vote on health care. after an oval office meeting with president trump today, two key republicans announced they've flipped to a yes vote after one of them proposed adding $8 billion to ease the cost for those with preexisting conditions. the american medical association says that's not enough. so did democrats. >> it will make it impossible for millions of americans to afford the health coverage they need. this is deadly. >> analysts say the proposal doesn't repeal obamacare, but it does change it. if it does pass the house, the senate is expected to be more
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critical. while democrats stand firm against health care, they largely supported the budget bill today, which funds the government at least through september. included in that budget is money to electrify cal train, the efforts stopped abruptly this year when the trump administration suspended the funding. it was intended to swap aging diesel engines for clean electrici electricity. cal train won't get the money right away. it will have to wait for the federal transit administration to sign off on the grant. not clear when that will happen. environmental activists are raising concerns about repairs on the oroville dam. members met with lawmakers today. the department of water resources has awarded a $275 million contract to a construction company. the company promises to have the preliminary job finished by november. but it's not convinced repairs
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will make that dam safe. i'm meteorologist jeff ranieri. clouds starting to return to the coastline, and this is the number one thing that drops our temperatures tomorrow. i'll let you know how much colder and a change in a rain forecast. that's coming up. and i'm scott budman with a job opportunity. facebook is hiring thousands of people, but it's going to be tough work. we've got the story after the break. animals rescued from alleged abuse are now up for adoption. i'll have the latest on the investigation. at 11pm last night -
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a popular nature center in charge of helping animals ... now accused ofbusi a follow up to a story we broke last night. a nature center in charge of helping animals accused of abusing them. what we've learned a veterinarian is working with the investigation to determine how they may have been abused. sharon? >> reporter: hello there. there are two guinea pigs here, and one mouse. they're here at the rabbit ears supply store. they're looking a lot better now than when they first came here. if animals could talk, this guinea pig, now called dumpling, might describe the neglect he went through. >> they had a lot bigger bald spots and a lot more wounds.
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>> reporter: volunteers stepped in to take care of the animals about a month ago when tips came in about abuse. the senter is closed now, and animal services is investigating. a vet is taking a close look at the reptiles. >> reptiles, it takes a very long time for their condition to deteriorate, so we can determine whether this is a long-term issue or not. >> reporter: nbc bay area news got ahold of the nature center's former supervazsupervisor last . she says she worked there for 40 years and denies any wrong doing. >> i loved my animals and they were taken care of. i put my life on that. >> reporter: visitors say they hope the center will be cleaned up and reopened and receive more funding to help the animals. >> i know plenty of locals that love animals that would love to show them care and attention. i would like to see this place stick around because it reminds me of my childhood.
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>> reporter: and that center is such a wonderful resource, she really hopes that the summer camp can continue there and she even wants to help main paint a mural there. i'm sharon katsuda, now nbc baya news a major phishing attack. it's not clear who is behind the hack, but google says it removed the fake pages and pushed updates through its safe browsing service. the fastest growing part of silicon valley's hottest company, but live videos on facebook have become controversial. so today facebook says it will fight back against the danger with thousands of new hires. scott budman joins with us this big plan from facebook. >> reporter: facebook admits it
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has a problem with videos. 3,000 new jobs. if you want one of them, be prepared to watch a lot of video. while facebook's growth has been nonstop, the biggest part of the growth, live video, has been awkward, and in some cases disturbing. one man boasted of a killing on facebook live. others have used the site to broadcast suicides. >> they have to do something or they are going to get people leaving their site. >> reporter: facebook says it will hire 3,000 people to monitor posts. joining the 4500 already doing so. in a statement today, the ceo mark zuckerberg says, we've seen people hurting themselves and others on facebook, either live or in video posted later. it's heartbreaking and i've been reflecting on how to do better for our community. the hiring also an admission by
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facebook, the technology alone can't solve the problem. >> it's going to be a very difficult task. but i applaud them in take thing step, because it's showing that they're serious about the fact that facebook is good and bad. >> reporter: facebook reported its quarterly earnings this afternoon. on the earning call, the chief operating officer said there is no room on the site for violent acts. >> thank you, scott. every day our response team works to fix your consumer problems. >> and we want to keep hearing about them. chris joins us now in walnut creek, answering a lot of questions at the first wednesday street fest. how is it going out there? >> reporter: good afternoon. we've got a good slice of the bay area. boots lining the street here,
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some live music. i think they're going to be out there all afternoon. this is booth number 15. and this is where you can come and meet us, meet our team. and you can share your consumer problems with us. we're down here in walnut creek right downtown between 5:00 and 8:00 this afternoon. coming up at 6:00. we'll talk with some of the people who are out here and have a recap of some of the cases we've been closing this week. back to you guys. >> thank you, chris. if you can't make the street fest, just call our consumer tips line. it's 888-996-tips. >> it's very warm where chris is. i think i noticed he was in shorts, as we should be. >> hopefully he'll have lots of walter out there. it's going to be mild throughout this evening. if you're heading to walnut creek, expect 80s throughout that e event. let's get you to what you want to see. that is a change coming our way. that hot area of high pressure that's brought us the unseasonably warm weather and record setting heat is starting
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to move offwards t towards the allowing the low pressure to move in and drop the temperatures. right now, it's little consolation for those of you without ac. dealing with temperatures at 89 degrees in san jose. we'll start to see numbers drop down into the 70s by 8:00 or 9:00 and keep with those 70s through 11:00 p.m. tomorrow morning will start off clear. 64 in the south bay. peninsula at 63. we'll begin to introduce a little bit of cloud cover and fog in san francisco. and 54 degrees. and that's going to be the key to getting us colder weather in the mix. let's take you to the forecast. tomorrow will start the temperatures dropping. so instead of low to mid 90's in the south bay, 86 in san jose. 85 in dpgilroy.
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in the east bay, we're going down to 87 in concord. 86 in danville. and a cooler 76 in oakland. throughout the peninsula, colder, 61 at half moon bay and san mateo 76. we're out of the 70s and 80s in san francisco and back down to a much more manageable 67 along the embarcadero. i hear a sigh of relief on that tv. temperatures in the 80s have just been too hard to handle. in the north day, 78 in mill valley and 79 in sonoma. mostly sunny to partly cloudy for tomorrow. i want to show you the next change on the way. that has to do with a storm system that's going to be moving closer by thursday night. it will increase the cloud cover on thursday. that will keep clouds in place by friday morning. you see on the extended forecast in san francisco, we go down to 64 by friday. then introduce this chance of showers saturday, sunday, also
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into monday. and then we'll dry out by tuesday and wednesday. specifically for the rain chances here saturday, sunday, monday. up to 0.2 of an inch. most of the bay area is covered in that possibility of wet weather here from santa rosa to san jose. for tinland valleys, check out the temperature differences, from an average of 87 tomorrow down to 67 this sunday's forecast. that's what we all want to see. i don't care if there's a chance of rain, i know the heat has been too hot for many of us. >> thank you, jeff. we have an update on our officer involved shooting in san francisco. that's next.
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food. water. internet. we need it to live. but what we don't need are surprises, like extra monthly fees. i see you, fee, played by legendary actress anjelica huston. you got me, mark. we just want fast internet for one, simple rate. for all the streaming and the shopping and the newsing, but most of all... for the this. internet for one everyday simple price and no extra monthly fees. apple is planning to spend 1-
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billion dollars to create more manufacturing jobs in the u-s. ceo tim cook told cnbc he hopes happening now on our twitter feed. apple is planning to send $1 billion to create more manufacturing jobs here in the united states. the ceo saying he hopes the investment will spur more job creation. and the 49ers owner is back in the headlines. he said he would love to have dip we are jim harbaugh to cheer the air. the two have had a tense relationship. pg&e learned a tragic lesson we can never forget. this gas pipeline ruptured in san bruno. the explosion and fire killed eight people. pg&e was convicted of six felony charges including five violations of the u.s. pipeline safety act and obstructing an ntsb investigation. pg&e was fined, placed under an outside monitor, given five years of probation, and required to perform 10,000 hours of community service. we are deeply sorry. we failed our customers in san bruno. while an apology alone will never be enough,
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actions can make pg&e safer. and that's why we've replaced hundreds of miles of gas pipeline, adopted new leak detection technology that is one-thousand times more sensitive, and built a state-of-the-art gas operations center. we can never forget what happened in san bruno. that's why we're working every day to make pg&e the safest energy company in the nation. yes, the fuel is complimentary for up to three years. yes, it has an epa-estimated range of 312 miles. yes, you will probably have to answer lots of silly questions from strangers. yes, this is a mind-blowing marvel of technology. and, yes, you can buy it today- because the future doesn't start next week, next month or next year... the future starts now. in the hydrogen-fueled toyota mirai. police shot and killed a man,
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they say was stabbing another man .. at market and 5th streets. this was around 11:30 this morning. we )ve just learned from sources t an update on the officer involved shooting in san francisco. police shot a man they say was stabbing another man on market street around 11:30 this morning. the person stabbed was a subway sandwich employee. that victim now recovering at the hospital. at this time, we don't know the motive or the identity of the suspect killed by police. we'll have the full report tonight at 6:00. a veteran and former musician says he nearly died after being neglected while in the care of a local sheriff's department. and he's now speaking to our investigative reporter about what happened in sonoma county. >> reporter: we're talking about bryce hemmlemons. he tells us he hit rock bottom after landing in jail on a shoplifting charge. but medical records shows he
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entered jail with hypothermia. he tells us he complained about it, but says those complaints were ignored for days. and e ultimately had to undergo amputations that left him up able to walk. >> when they told me what had to happen, i just sat there and my god, i couldn't stop crying. i don't wish that upon anybody. >> reporter: at the end of the day, he had to undergo amputations. who should be responsible? >> that's going to have to be answered in court. roim l >> reporter: coming up tonight, we uncover internal documents that raise serious questions about medical care at the jail. and we'll tell you what this has to do with a private company that has ties to communities all across california. >> we'll see you at 11:00. >> let's talk about skiing in the sierra, for the fourth of july. that's next. walnut creek...
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come chat w/ us. okay, as it starts to cool off, a good time to get out to walnut creek. come chat with us. we want to solve your consumer problems. you see there nbc bay area's chris chimura.
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there's still time. chris will be there until 8:00 to answer all your consumer questions. coming up tonight at 6:00, predicting outbreaks before they happen. the work researchers are doing to understand more about mosquito born diseases. and your trip to tahoe this summer, you can bring your snow skis. yes, snow skis. squaw valley in albin will be offering skiing until july fourth and maybe even beyond. this is only the fourth time in their history they've been open that late. can you imagine skiing through july? >> that is amazing. that's crazy. we're going to have cooler weather again, right? >> this weekend. a quick look at the forecast in tahoe. some rain-snow mix sunday. two to four inches. temperatures in the 40s. at least through the afternoon hours. that's kind of wild. and for the bay area, the heat is gone this weekend. back to the 60s and a chance for scattered rain saturday through
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monday. >> thanks for joining us here at 5:00. lester holt is next. tonight, fbi on defense. the agency's director like we have never heard him before, opening up about the election, trump and clinton, russia and the haunting thought that makes him feel "mildly nauseous." car auction horror. a vehicle burst through a wall after hitting and killing several people inside a packed auction building. flash flood warnings. more severe weather slams the south and the midwest also on alert. tonight, millions under threat. policing facebook. after shockingly violent videos were posted on the social media giant, the new plan to keep them out of your feed. vital vitamin? millions take it but is there any benefit to vitamin d? what experts now reveal. and bright idea. a winning strategy helping kids shine at sports.

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