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hospital. the next 48 hours will be critical for a san francisco . right now at 11:00, holding vigil outside of the hospital. the next 48 hours will be critical for a san francisco police officer. he's the victim of a hit and run. good evening and thanks for being with us i'm raj mathai. >> i'm jessica aguirre. that san francisco police officer is it in intensive care tonight fighting for his life after a man trying to evade police ran the bikele officer down near city hall.
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that suspect is now in custody. jean elle is live outside the hospital where the officers are gathering. it's going to be a long night. >> reporter: it is. it's been an emotional night already. san francisco police officers coming and going all night. their somber faces saying it for his life. a police officer's damaged bicycle is the crime scene. officers rushed him to the hospital after an individual ran him over. >> it's sad they out here to save us, help us and keep the peace and people are wreckless. >> that suspect is mar keys johnson, police say he was trying to get away from officers who were closing in because they thought johnson had a gun. investigators say he saw officers and took off.
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driving into the officer on a bike and then driving away. police found the suv empty and searched the nearby park, making an arrest a few hours later in the tenderloin. >> he's an african-american gentleman, but i hope whatever happened, the person who got injured or hurt he's okay. >> a neighbor took this video of the arrest as police investigate, they're gathering at the hospital where the injured officer is out of surgery in critical condition. >> he's in grave condition. he's in icu. as far as awake or not, i can't elaborate on that at that time. >> reporter: police say that officer was at tenderloin station for four years and his family is coming from out of state to be by his bedside. reporting live jean elle nbc bay area news. shots fired during an armed
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robbery. police say a man robbed a gas station in concord, it's a busy area, especially during the evening rush hour. police say the man fired two shots before leaving. they think the shots were warning shots and luckily no one was injured. good news on the horizon, smoke is on the way out and rain is coming in. that fog you're seeing over san francisco is a sign of what's to come. let's bring in jeff ranieri with all the changes. >> everything continues to point toward the possibility of rainfall tomorrow. we have to wait on the cold front that's still 290 miles off to the north. so the biggest change we'll undergo is the widespread cloud cover at 8:00 in the morning p and then the first rain drops arriving in the marine, napa and sonoma county, around 5:30 on thursday. of course, any rainfall is
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beneficial to the firefighters and our rain season. we're running a deficit right now anywhere from .36 to .79 inches of rain. we seal see you shortly ap as the rain moves in follow jeff on twitter for updates. he's been tweeting updates. firefighters are continuing to make progress on the bear fires. evacuation orders are still in effect but a few people have been allowed to go check on their homes. sergio quintana is live on the fire lines tonight. how are the evacuees holding up? >> reporter: the couple i talked with said so far the last couple days have been difficult. they were able to go back to their home to turn off the solar power system, something they didn't get to as they were ru rushing out of their home monday
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night as the bear fire was going on around them. today and denise live nearby she shot these pictures as they went to leave in a rush. they were still evacuated but came to ask if they could turn off their solar power system. >> if we can do some good by turning that off, we want to do that. >> reporter: some of their neighbors' homes were burned down, they just got word their home survived the fire. not knowing anything than worst part of the last couple of days. >> you have to sit and wait and wait and wait. >> reporter: there are crews from across the country here, we say a truckload of elite hot shot firefighters from montana drive into the area. >> the progress that's been made up there is allowing assets to
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become available to fight the fires here. >> a department of corrections firefighter was burned this afternoon and rushed to a local hospital. >> reporter: now details on those injuries of that firefighter were not available. there is some good news out here tonight on the progress of this fire, thank goodness there's only a light breeze and the temperatures have fallen and that should help make better progress in this fire fight. reporting live i'm sergio quintana nbc bay area news. there have been arrests made in looting homes. police say the man seen here stole more than 15,000 of jewelry and a bicycle. neighbors got a glimpse of him and that's what led to his arrest. plans are taking shape for the massive rebuilding and cleanup process.
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guiding this process, the mayor of santa rosa. he sits down with our own terry mcsweeney, who joins us now. what's that plan moving forward? >> the plan is to take it one step at a time. the problem is there are so many steps to take one of them going on now, pg&e restoring power to the coffey park area that was devastated by the fire. the mayor telling me experts say this is going to be largest cleanup of its kind in the history of the state of california. >> people who lost their lives down there, people who lost everything but their lives. >> reporter: with a heavy heart, the santa rosa mayor is taking steps to help his city roise frm the ashes. >> dealing with toxic ashes first and repsych ables second.
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>> reporter: rebuilding the 3,000 housing units may be an opportunity for improvement, better energy efficiency, cable and broad pand and solar on roof tops. >> it may be a way to increase the density of the units. >> reporter: for renters there was a housing shortage before the fire and now reports of price gouging are everywhere. >> there's a definition of it and that's increasing the price more than 10% during an emergency situation like this. it's illegal. our district attorney has vowed to prosecute it. >> reporter: the mayor hoping residents don't lose help and move elsewhere. >> there's a reason people live in santa rosa, because it's a great place. it's going to be an even greater place. >> reporter: the mayor tells me none of these plans are set in stone, he has to confer with
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federal, state and local officials and members of the community. the city council hasn't had a chance to meet since the fire. >> they have the support of the entire bay area. thank you terry. here's another sign santa rosa is beginning to recover. friday morning kaiser will reopen. last week in the early morning hours after the fire broke out, kaiser evacuated more than 120 patients. the flames were right outside the hospital property but never reached the building itself. both of california's senators sent scathing letters to the feds asking why sonoma county didn't activate its alert system. the senators say the fcc needs to make it possible for the alert to reach more targeted and specific areas during a disaster. senior investigative reporter vicky win is digging into the
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story for us. no criminal charges that's the decision about a police shooting in san francisco that led to the resignation of the then chief. police shot and killed jean elle jessica williams in the fai bay view district. the the 29-year-old drove toward them in a stolen car and the officers were forced to fire their guns. the chief resigned hours later. the da's report said the shooting was justified. >> mr. biden will be speaking tomorrow night. the forum is part of the celebrity forum speaker series, they're expecting a full house. a chilly 54 in san jose right now we're talking more than the cool temperatures, clouds, rain, snow, my new
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update on the time line in 10 minutes. in order for things like this to not happen again and again. >> you're hearing that family's plea for justice after a 3-year-old boy is killed by a drunk driver. >> friend it, don't send it. that's the message from napa tonight. people say they need more than donations. if you are in your home or business and you smell gas, your first step is to get out, travel to a safe distance until you can't smell the gas anymore and then call 911. the first responders will come out
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and they'll make it safe for you and your community.
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if youdon't touch it,downed keep everyone back. call 911 immediately. the fire department will respond with law enforcement and pg&e to figure out what the issue is to keep you safe and there are no hazards to the public. ♪ the pleasanton woman facing new at 11:00, it's been more than a year since the death of a 3-year-old boy in east bay. tomorrow the woman facing ve hick lar manslaughter charges is to be sentenced. the maximum sentence is 11 years but the boy's grandfather is hoping for a harsher sentence. >> she was charged with ve hick
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lar manslaughter. tomorrow that family will find out exactly what her sentence will be. >> i want the max. >> reporter: chuck may not get what he wants when she's sentenced. the wife of an alameda county deputy sheriff is accused of being behind the wheel of her car that crashed last year. three 3-year-old elijah dunn was inside, he died. mall han was driving under the influence and with a suspended license. >> he believes she is not sorry because she had two dui crashes in a three-month period. and he believes the fact she's the wife of an alameda county deputy sheriff is a reason she didn't get a second degree murder charge for killing his grandson. >> that'smy why i feel like she
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didn't get convicted of it. >> the fact she's married to a police officer i don't think swayed the da's office to give her any preferential treatment because she's looking at a significant prison sentence. >> legal analyst steven clark said it would have been hard to charge her of second degree murder because her first case was pending at the time of the crash. he said when she's sentenced he just wants justice. cheryl hurd nbc bay area news. police say a flasher has been targeting students as they walk home from school in san ramón. the latest incident was on monday, a student was walking home from the high school when a man asked if he could take a picture with her and then exposed himself. investigates say he also exposed himself to girls at gail ranch
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middle school. >> napa valley is open for business and it wants business. that's the word from the community after the wildfires. they say they want business more than donations. >> reporter: that's for sure, jessica. keep in mind we saw it here three years ago in the napa earthquake, and 28 years ago in the earthquake and again today. one of the down sides of wall-to-wall media coverage of the disaster is the impression it leaves to the rest of the world and the effect on the economy. for kitchen staff member, tailor madden, it's the fear of a follow-up disaster from the one a week ago. >> how important is this to pay the rent? >> very important. >> in the midst of its most important month of the year. >> we have crush going on. it wraps up summer. >> businesses have seen a flood of cancellations from wine tours, hotel stays.
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>> there's concern the entire valley has burned up. >> they don't want donations, they want customers. the campaign spend it don't send it. >> there are many who work there and they've suffered great losses the last thing we want is for them to lose their jobs. >> he runs the nap pa valley film showing, and he's hoping for a great showing. >> having people have a great experience this year takes on greater meaning. >> the bay area neighbors helped out napa valley three years ago after the earthquake, they're hoping they will again. getting the word out that napa valley is open for business. a good time to visit napa. a santa rosa family who lost everything in the fires is now going after pg&e. wain and jennifer harvel filed a
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lawsuit against pg&e claiming they're responsible for the fires. it claims they broke federal and state regulations by having nonl of a high fire danger in the area yet did nothing to prevent its equipment from igniting the dry grass. >> we would like to pursue this to find out what exactly did happen. if there is some cull pablt there on pg&e's part we want to find that out. i cannot explain to you how devastating this is. >> recent reports cited pg&e's power lines as a possible cause of some of the fires. pg&e responded today saying it won't speculate on the cause of the fires but will cooperate with any relevant regulator or agency. president trump has no plans to visit northern california after the wildfires. the president did make four visits to hurricane zones but thai the white house said as of
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now there's no plans for the president to travel to the by the way bay area. he did tweet writing our hearts are all affected by the wildfires in california. god bless our brave first responders and fema team. we support you. jeff ranieri is back with us. we're talking about our air quality as we head into the form morning. >> it's still healthy in the north bay. it's going to take more than a a little bit of rain to help things throughout the bay. let's look at our microclimate forecast. the thing we're waiting on with our rainfall chances is a cold front just off to the north, 285 miles away. once that gets here we'll see the rainfall pick up across the bay area. tomorrow morning no rainfall just yet. it's mainly the cloud cover we're tracking here from the south bay to the trivalley. for the north bay we'll begin at 50 degrees and san francisco you'll have the typical fog
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moving in and areas of drizzle. through the day for tomorrow, the biggest chaeng will be the lingering clouds. you won't need the sunglasses that much and keep the umbrella in the backseat of the car, eventually you'll need it. you can see the temperatures, five to ten degrees cooler. just 69 in downtown san jose. usually some of our hottest locations, only 67 in va lay owe, 69 in liver more and 66 in oakland. might need a light jacket through the day. for the peninsula, 66 in redwood city, san francisco, certainly a jacket here, 61 in the marina, wind picks up out of the southwest, it's going to feel like the 50's. for the north bay, widespread 50s helping out on the fire lines. winds out of the southwest at 12. let's get to the rain chance. we have to hold auch i think
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until about 5:00 in the afternoon until we see showers developing. first wave of wet weather arrives by 11:00, then this quickly pushes off to the south into san jose by 1:00 in the morning as we hit 6:00 on friday morning, we are clearing out from the storm is system. rainfall totals they've been up, down, all over the place. our best estimate we think will happen is closer to the quarter inch rain for the north bay this is an estimate. down toward the sut bay from 500th of an inch to a tenth of an inch. 2 to 3 4 inches expected into friday morning. next big change comes by next monday, tuesday and wednesday. unfortunately dry offshore winds out of the northeast, 10 to 20 miles per hour, warm us up to 78
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by next tuesday. for the inland valleys, 86 by next monday, 89 on tuesday. so a little bit of rain thursday night and friday morning but firefighters they're looking ahead towards early next week. could be another event where more fires are sparked. we'll see. hopefully we'll have full containment of these fires. thanks, jeff. a silent epidemic. a deadly form of cancer most often linked to women, now spreading to men. the second bonus amazon gets if it chooses california for its second headquarters. we have ben stiller tonight. do not change the channel. happening now on our home page, president trump preparing to meet with the governor of puerto rico tomorrow. expected to discuss a rebuilding plan following hurricane maria. we've posted the story with details of that meeting at
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nbcbayarea.com. we're back in a moment. communities vying to be amazon s next home. the key deadline that could change one city )s future - for decades. plus: continued wildfire coverage. we )ll have overnight stories from the fire-lines. join us - 4:30 to 7.
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epidemic among men. the h-p-v virus is most often linked with cancer in women. a warning tonight about what doctors are calling a silent epidemic among men. the hpv virus is often linked with cancer among women but researchers say that more than 11 million men run the risk of oral hpv. the symptoms are often uns me o unnoticeable at first. doctors say boys and girls should be vaccinated starting at
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11 years old. >> hundreds of millions of dollars is being offered to amazon by governor brown in an effort to lure the company here to california. cities and states across the country are trying to get amazon to build its second headquarters at their location. governor brown is offering a huge tax break, $100 million for employment training funds and much more. san jose, san francisco, frez know and irvine are among the citys trying to amazon. they will hire 50,000 people. tomorrow is the deadline for the interested cities. up ahead we hear from the new 49ers quarterback.
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coliseum. tomorrow night, the raiders host the chiefs... national tv...thursday night the autumn wind, a live look at the oakland coliseum yum tomorrow night, the raiders host the chiefs, national league football. the raiders need a win in a big way. the raiders have lost four games in a row. kick off at 5:25 in the evening. 49ers also need a win. they're hosting the cowboys on sunday. >> it's special for the rookie quarterback it'll be his first
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start in the nfl. last sunday in washington he came off the bench to throw a touchdown. he said he's ready to go. >> i don't get to high or too low in these situations. i was trying to stay mellow. there are a lot of ups and downs. >> there are, many will be at the game. >> it should be a big day at levi stadium on the sunday. up next a happy reunion in the fire zone we'll show you. ♪
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save something they wanted the most. their dog. drake is an eight y a napa who lost everything in the wildfires was able to save something they wanted the most, their doing. drake is an 8-year-old black lab who was left behind when the atlas fire hit in any capacity. the family exskaped on an chp hospital, so they made the agonizing decision to leave him, they said the next morning they went to the command post and pleaded for someone to go back and save drake. >> to have his life saved and our lives whole means more than
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a building. >> they don't know who saved their dog, someone placed drail drake in his son's back yard. last week you might recall we told you about 9-year-old lee lee, her family lost everything, including her prosthetic legs. thanks to the generosity of strangers she got a new pair of legs and she'll be on "ellen" tomorrow. thanks for joining us at 11:00, we hope to see you back here tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- ben stiller. fred armisen. musical guests,

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