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it )s wednesday morning -- we )e halfway through the workweek. a live look outside at san jose.. it is wednesday morning. up and at them at 4:30 right now. maybe not too many people. a look outside. we are starting off your wednesday. we hope that you get some energy just like us right now. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm sam brock. >> get the blood flowing, maybe a run. i'm laura garcia-cannon. mike is here with a look at the commute. kari, of course, with the forecast. it looks warmer today but not too bad as of yet. we're racing towards the highest heat in the next few days. a look outside at san francisco. the low clouds keeping it nice and cool and we may even have drizzle for a little while looking at today's high temperatures reaching into the low 90s in santa rosa, 92
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concord. yes, the 90s are back. san jose up to 82 degrees. 68 in san francisco. we'll look ahead to how hot for the end of the week and the weekend coming up. mike has an update on a gas tanker crash. sounds dramatic. i want to calm folks down. this was an accident involving a gas tanker truck but no flames, no fire. it does have debris blocking 101 northbound at great america parkway. lanes have cleared. there may still be activity on the shoulder but not a lot of slowing. there was a smaller leak that hazmat has taken care of early this morning. a smoother drive now threw the south bay. we are looking at the approach to the bay bridge, and here are nice travel times. there's more slowing than we typically see. i'll double-check on what's going on. back to you. >> thanks so much, mike. a live look at the u.s. capitol where you can expect fireworks,
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heated debate, and perhaps some suspense over the coming days. this after the u.s. senate voted to open the debate on health care reform. u.s. senators narrowly voted to approve that debate. vice president mike pence cast the tie-breaking vote. but then senate republicans were immediately dealt a blow late last night after a bill to repeal major parts of obamacare failed. nbc bay area's tracie potts following all the developments. she'll join us in a live report had in our 5:00 hour. >> we need a flow chart to understand everything going on right now. developing this morning, what would you do if you got a call from someone saying your loved one was in an accident? one peninsula police department is saying just hang up the ph e phone. >> kris sanchez live in palo alto with a scam warning so you don't get taken. good morning, kris. >> reporter: good morning to you, sam and laura. i'll admit as you probably would, too, if you got a phone call from someone saying your loved one had been hurt or was being kidnapped it would be hard to hang up the phone.
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the palo alto police department says if you stay on the line those scammers that are calling are one step closer to taking your money. palo alto police say virtual kidnappings are on the rise and that several of the citizens reported getting phone calls from people demanding ransom. in some cases the caller says the loved one damaged their car and will be held until the caller pays up. and by keeping people on the phone the virtual kidnappers prevent people from calling the loved one to make sure that they are okay. but if you get a call like this, palo alto police say press the caller for specific details. >> what does my loved one look like? what are they wearing? can you describe the car? can i speak with the person? ask very direct questions that will require a direct answer from them. >> reporter: now i did post other advice from law enforcement on my facebook page, kris sanchez, nbc bay area. in the comments tell me if you have gotten a scam phone call like this one.
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i know i haven't but i think my heart might skip a beat for sure. at 5:30 how this same scam has played out in los angeles and what it has cost people, what people have paid out of pocket in order to make sure their loved ones are okay. in palo alto, kris sanchez, "today in the bay." >> kris, thank you so much. at 4:34 the 18-year-old father accused of abandoning his baby in a parking lot is expected to make his first court appearance. customers at a barbershop say they saw daniel mitchell leave the 16-day-old baby in a parking lot. the newborn still in a car seat. surveillance video also captured that incident which happened monday afternoon. the barber who rescued the child say they can't stop thinking about it. >> we just want to know what's going on with the baby because he looked all right when he was s sitting in the seat. he was alert, relaxed sucking on a pacifier. >> mitchell is charged with child abandonment and
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endangerment along with cocaine possession. police say mitchell now claims he did so much cocaine he didn't know he left his baby behind. the mother is not considered a suspect. a developing story now overnight. firefighters have knocked down a grass fire in south san jose. this fire started yesterday evening near a golf club. you see the strength of the flames there. a barn was destroyed. quick action by fire crews did keep the flames from spreading. only about five acres of land were burned. south bay leaders want to make sure there is never a repeat of february's flooding in san jose. the water district is teaming up with the army corps of engineers on a study to reduce the floodriflood risks along the coyote creek. the district plans to pay the corps for its assistance. a temporary freeze on granting new marijuana dispensary permits at least
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until the smoke clears on looming legislation. when the new year rolls around recreational marijuana will become legal in had california. after the board yesterday approved no dispensary limits for just the excelsior district supervisor cohen called for a 45-day moratorium. she wants the board to gauge how marijuana clubs will fit into local cannabis framework. >> the push to change justin herman plaza is official. new this morning san francisco supervisor peskin will announce legislation calling specifically for that change. it proposes removing the name on the embarcadero by the ferry building until a new name is determined. justin herman did lead san francisco's redevelopment agency in the 1960s, and he pushed out african-american communities from the western neighborhoods. thousands of people signed an online petition calling for the name change.
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good morning. i'm landon dowdy live at cnbc world headquarters. the top news headlines, wall street will try to add to yesterday's gains. stocks rose on the back of strong earnings in the likes of caterpillar and mcdonald's. new home sales and earnings from boeing, coke, ford, and facebook, also the fed wraps up its two-day policy meeting today, rising 100 points to 21,613. the nasdaq up just one point to 6412. president trump says apple ceo tim cook has promised to build three big factories in the u.s. in an interview with "the wall street journal" the president did not elaborate on where or when the plants would be built. apple isn't commenting. the iphone maker came under trump during the campaign because it makes most of its products in china. apple has claimed it's created 2 million u.s. jobs with the company, suppliers and developers. and uber has quietly updated its
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policy to let drivers start charging a $15 fee to return lost items and reports the rule only applies to boston and chicago for now, but uber says it will be nationwide next month. uber says the fee is to compensate drivers for their time. sam and laura, back over to you. >> it makes sense. >> i think it's more than fair. they have to go out of their way to bring you your wallet, your cell phone, whatever you leave in the back seat. it takes time out of their day. i am behind them. >> i feel bad for all the charges at the he hotel. the nice weather continues as we hit the midway mark of the week. kari has a look at the forecast. and we're starting out with some clouds right now. a live look outside in san jose the temperature trend for santa teresa starts out with low 60s, rises into the mid-70s by noontime and then reaches into the mid-80s later today. we'll take a look ahead to some hotter temperatures in your micro climate forecast coming up next.
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and a live look at the san mateo bridge shows an easy drive as you would expect. we'll show you an indent going nearby that might affect your drive. and tennis star venus williams is facing a multimillion dollar lawsuit. what we are learning this morning about the car she was driving the day of a tragic accident that took the life of a man. who are these people? the energy conscious people among us say small actions can add up to something... humongous.
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morning we are just moving right through this week. midpoint of the week and cars out there, people are getting an early jump on things. glad you are with us. >> nice when you're moving through the week. gosh, it's already wednesday. >> or it's only wednesday. >> i looked at the forecast and thought thursday might look a little warm. >> a little warm, yes, that is going to be the key. hot temperatures and as you step out the door as sam noted it feels warmer and it's 63 degrees because we do have the clouds overhead, acts as a blanket and traps the warmer temperatures near the surface. we're at 58 degrees looking live in the east bay, san francisco at 57 degrees. some cloudy skies and 56 degrees there. the forecast is up at the bottom of the screen. we are in for hotter temperatures over the next few days and it starts today.
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some lower 90s for the south county and east san jose. as we go to the east bay we're seeing more of those 90s through the inland valleys. antioch today up to 93 degrees. oakland, 75. hayward at 78 degrees. 63 degrees in half moon bay. 67 on the embarcadero and the north bay up to 90 in sonoma. you will make sure you're wearing something that will keep you nice and cool like some short sleeves and then it's a good day for the sandals as well. make sure you have the pedicure going on. as we take a live look outside, looking at the forecast for levi stadium we are going to have a busy day out there, a lot of fans packing into the stadium, and it will be very warm temperatures in the mid-80s this afternoon. make sure you drink lots of
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water. cooler temperatures, highs peaking at 70 degrees later this afternoon. if you'll be hitting the hiking trails, a good day for that. look at how warm it will be this afternoon. get out there early as the sun starts to peek out from behind the clouds. today we're up to 68 degrees, and for the inland areas you see nothing but 90s in the forecast and it gets hotter over the next few days. mike, you're talking about a car crash in a power pole? >> we've had dynamic sounding crashes. this is in castro valley. it is a car into a power pole. you can see it off of the castro valley 238 and 580. it is not affecting the flow overall. a car did crash early this morning. there may be a small power outage in the area on nor ridge just off 580.
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it should be all right. i'll let you know if there's anything dramatic being reported over there. we do want to talk about traffic moving smoothly for the transit lines. we have the p.m. shuttle for great america. 20 minutes earlier because they're adjusting for the game, vta is extending their service as well after the game so keep that in mind if you're using either of these agencies. check their websites. i want to get to waze and check your phone as well because we are talking about that crash earlier at great america parkway. not presenting any slowing on the shoulder. 101 is a nice, easy drive. check your phone and make sure that you have enabled our team because we want to make sure you get the latest information on occasions like tonight around levi stadium a lot of surface street traffic. join our team through your profile. that will help you plan your route around any jam. thank you very much, mike. 4:48 right now. the driver who authorities say live streamed a deadly crash on
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instagram is expected to make her first court appearance. 18-year-old obdulia sanchez was posting when she lost control of her car in los gatos last friday. after the crash she live streamed even though she, quote, knew she was going to jail. sanchez's 14-year-old sister was in the car. she died. a second 14-year-old girl also in the car was seriously injured. sanchez faces ve hhicular manslaughter and dui charges. 4:49. new this morning new details now in a multimillion dollar lawsuit leveled against tennis star venus williams. she says she's not at fault in a crash that killed a 78-year-old man in florida. they say williams was not paying attention while driving. here is the attorney. >> we believe that the evidence from the black box download will demonstrate that she was distracted and delayed in her reactions. which ultimately caused this
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accident. >> the deadly crash happened last month when williams struck the man's car at an intersection. police say that williams wasn't at fault. now according to legal documents filed, williams says the man wasn't wearing a seat belt at the time. you can hear much more from both sides coming up on the "today" show at 7:00. it is 4:50 right now. attorney general jeff sessions continues to carry out the president's agenda despite admitting his disappointment in sessions. they must work with immigration officials or lose federal grants. sessions wants access to jails and notices before undocumented immigrants are released. cities will lose grants which police departments use to buy body cameras. law professor and san francisco police commissioner says the new rules are unconstitutional. >> it is possible to condition federal grants on certain actions or inactions, but that
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has to be by an act of congress. >> san francisco city attorney says the new threat from sessions will not impact the ability to qualify for the grants. san francisco and santa clara county took the trump administration to court challenging an executive order blocking funds to sanctuary cities. all right, it's back up again. the idea of is he he seeding. would you vote for california to is he secede from the united states. the state attorney general has given a group to start collecting signatures for a ballot initiative. that campaign needs more than 585,000 signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot. the movement is being called, as you have heard before, cal exit, an early attempt to put it on the ballot box was withdrawn in april. there is no procedure in the constitution for a state to secede. >> the you staunited state of
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california. what do the giants, rain, and traffic on 101 have to do with bus ridership? that connection coming up. first, though, happening now a developing story. u.s. intelligence agents say that north korea could have a reliable intercontinental mi missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead by next year. the communist nation has been done conducting several tests recently. and british newlyweds traveling to hawaii say they were detained for more than a day at l.a.x. and sent back to the uk. the company says the husband obtained a u.s. visa before they departed england. he was born in turkey but had a british passport.
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that )s what golden gate transit 4:54 on your wednesday morning. blame it on the rain. that is what leaders are citing for ferry ridership. bus ridership is down 10% since last july. at the same time ferry ridership is down about 1%. they blame an unusually wet winter along with those takinging ferries to giants games and a lot more congestion on highway 101. the faa is now stepping in amid an ongoing noise problem happening across the bay area. thousands of complaints pour in near areas near sfo. the faa is in the early stages of testing and implementing new procedures after a study was implemented by members of congress saying new floit patterns along with planes to land, the planes are flying
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lower to the ground and closer to homes. there's a renewed effort to rename terminal one of sfo after the late harvey mil. it was introduced by the board of supervisors. supervisor jeff seehy says he's making it a priority. it has the plan of a key body. the airport facility's advisory committee. happening today transit is considering the future of bus routes for three different schools in oakland hills. they are paying to provide service to skyline high school and community day school. in january it cut funding. without that money the bus services are going to go away. there's a meeting today at 1:00 at the east bay transit office community room in oakland. 4:56. to an unprecedented move, the school board will be the first to be elected from the geographical district. the school board responded to threats of being sued over bias
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and will switch that voting process. this will give areas that have a bigger minority population a chance to be represented. the current board will begin the process of devising -- i would think dividing the district which must be submitted to the state within 9 0 days. we are putting together a plan for the weekend. >> we started planning monday. >> we plan all the time for the weekend, and it looks to be very hot, even hotter than today. we're starting out with 90s for the inland valleys. the coast will be in the mid-60s. we'll talk about what's ahead this weekend up next. today, wednesday, a nice, easy drive. palo alto moves smoothly. an update not for 101 here but in santa clara coming up. with the housing crisis not getting any better i'll have the details on an ambitious plan to help fix it. my sweetheart's gone sayonara.
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change as the inland areas heat up. a look in san jose as you see the clouds overhead. at least we do have that nice and cool start to the morning with some clearing skies here within the next couple of hours. we'll talk about what's ahead with hotter temperatures coming up. mike takes us back to santa clara. >> we had a crash involving a gas tanker truck that's alarming but no issues as far as any gas spills, not the even a hazmat situation. i double-checked and the situation was waved off. not a problem there. we are looking at this activity on the shoulder north 101. a couple of cruisers and that tanker truck on the shoulder so a little distraction as you pass by great america parkway but no major slowing as you see on the sensors. we're locking at the earlier slowing. these travel times are great become to 14 minutes as we would expect down to the bay bridge tollza

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