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fallen officer and his family, in right now at 11:00, a powerful show of support for a fallen officer and his family in a small town torn apart by tragedy. >> the world is a worse place without him here. >> as they grieve, more information is coming to light about the man now in custody accused of gunning down that officer. this mug shot just sent to our no room tonight. >> one of his alleged accomplices was tracked down
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right here in the bay area. more on that arrest in a moment. first, let's go to sergio quintana with more on the painful vigil for that family >> reporter: it's not unusual to see such an emotional outpouring after such a tragic event but it is unusual to see so many people turn out, a large portion of the town of newsome was here. this whole square was packed full of people. ♪ ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: at the start of the service, police dog, sam, led the way for sang's wife and infant child. this was basically an open mic for people to share fond memories of the seven-year veteran police officer. sergeant chad earl spoke. >> he made my day better.
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i do not know how i'm going to go back to work without him there. >> reporter: dozens of personal stories from his coworkers and family members described a man who was a practical joker, a loyal friend and a positive example for the community. this is his uncle. >> we lost a great friend, a police officer, but we lost a role model. >> reporter: organizers passed outlet blue candles, a local fire department flew the u.s. flag and a flag with a blue line symbolizing police service. ronil singh, a man who many called ron left a big impression on a small town. >> this was a man that loved his country. this was a man that worked hard for what he believed in. ♪ >> ron loved newman, and newman loved ron.
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>> reporter: details on corporal ronil singh's funeral haven't been released but it is going to be held here in town next saturday. >> so sad. thank you, sergio. we learned deputies made an arrest here in the bay area in connection with that case. the suspected gunman's brother was taken into custody in livermore this afternoon. he's one of four people accused of helping arriaga hide from police. >> the capture of the suspected gunman at a home in bakersfield sparking a firestorm of rhetoric. the stanislaus county sheriff says gustavo arriaga entered the country illegally and now the sheriff's of the two counties involved are weighing in on the policies of california's sanctuary state. sharon katsuda continues our coverage. >> this criminal, mr. arriaga, crossed our border illegally
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into arizona sometime ago. >> reporter: even before the deadly shooting in newman, stanislaus county sheriff adam christianson expressed strong support for law enforcement working with federal immigration to deport undocumented immigrants with criminal histories. president trump tweeted about the case yesterday. again emphasizing his push to build the wall. the president has history with sheriff christianson. he and other opponents of california's sanctuary state law met with the president at the white house in may. >> i am concerned about restrictive policy about unnecessary legislation that is prohibitive and provides sanctuary to criminals. >> reporter: today the view also expressed from the kern county sheriff. >> it's extremely important that we get there and confirm whether the person had a right to be in this country or not. >> reporter: the sheriff's brought up senate bill 54, the sanctuary law here in california that gives immigrants who enter
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illegally expanded legal protections. the sheriffs say that means they can't work as closely with i.c.e. as they would like to. >> this discussion is not about to go away because it's a very important item for president trump. and as long as he has nationalized this issue, tampa bay it everywhere in terms of undocumented people, as long as that's happening, people will be talking about it. >> reporter: the fate of the suspect in this case will be closely watched as the national and local debate continues. sharon katsuda, nbc bay area news. more details about gustavo arriaga's background. he was arrested twice before for driving under the influence. he has ties to the sureño street gang. sheriff's office posted about his ties to the gang on social media. he is believed to have crossed the border illegally through arizona and has worked mostly as a farm worker. two-year-old boy at the center of a fight over the u.s.
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travel ban has sadly died. abdulla hassan was on life support at benioff children's hospital. he had a rare genetic brain condition and doctors said he had days to live initially. his father is a u.s. citizen, but his mother needed a visa to visit the boy. she started applying for one last year because of the travel ban. members of congress stepped up and wrote letters to the state department asking for a waiver for the mother and it was granted. she was able to hold her dying son in her arms. funeral services for the boy are set for tomorrow inlodi. a disturbing fight caught on camera. san francisco police trying to track one one of the men for robbery and attempted murder. at one point the suspect stomps and punches the victim as he appears to be unconscious.
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these are still images of the suspect. police have not released any details about the victim's condition. the san francisco police are saying that if you recognize that man, they would love to hear from you. a developing story overseas a. 6.9 magnitude struck off the coast of the philippines saturday local time. the pacific tsunami center issued an alert for the philippines, indonesia and palau. just last week a tsunami hit indonesia killing more than 400 people. here we're dealing with bitter cold temperatures. temperatures are dipping into the 30s. middle east rob mayeda joins us now. it's going to be coat time for a while. >> it stretched across a seven-day forecast. just how much colder it is tonight compared to last night, will catch a lot of people by surprise. already very close to 30s in dublin. it's 40 and we have a few more
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hours to drop before sunrise. san jose at 44. napa and morgan hill, mid-30s. these same areas could see those temperatures drop into the 20s. you can see how that dark blue around the bay area where it's 10 to 15 degrees cooler than the same time last night. napa and the north bay valleys, 20s and low 30s. that's one of the things we've watching. the other, increasing wind again as we head towards sunday. a full look at that coming up in ten minutes. new year's eve just a few days away now. the big weekend of celebrations kicks off tonight. so do the crackdown on drivers. starting next week, law enforcement will get a little help keeping repeat dui offenders off the road. nbc bay area jean elle has the details. jean? >> reporter: jerry, right now
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the chp is operating a dui checkpoint here in redwood city. officers have arrested one person so far for dui and issued one citation for violating dui probation. repeat dui offenders won't be able to to hit the road without passing a breathalyzer test in their car starting january 1st. 'tis the season to celebrate. law enforcement is out looking for impaired drivers. >> just follow my finger with your eyes only, okay? >> reporter: the chp set up a dui checkpoint in redwood city tonight. in san francisco it's a roving patrol. >> you're looking for the smell of alcoholic beverage, someone swerving in and out of the road, looking for the smell of marijuana or any other type of drugs. >> reporter: during the new year's maximum enforcement
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period, 40 people died on california roadways. >> our son, matt, home for the summer break from the united states inevitably academy, was killed when we were hit by a dui offender. >> reporter: the man who killed him in 2001 was a repeat dui offender driving on a suspended license. starting next week, drivers like him and first-time offenders who want to avoid having their license suspended will have to have an ignition interlock device installed in their car. it's basically a breathalyzer test. if the driver fails, the car won't start. >> it's the only thing short of putting someone in prison. >> reporter: keeping them off the road and everyone else out of danger. the message tonight is if you're going to celebrate, make a plan. do not drink and drive or do drugs and drive or you'll get into some trouble at a checkpoint like this one. expect to see lots of law
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enforcement on the road this weekend and on monday new year's eve, the maximum enforcement time frame extends all the way through new year's day. reporting live in redwood city, jean elle, nbc bay area news. the president had dinner with his top advisors tonight, but we don't have news about the government shutdown coming to an end. the impact of the shutdown compounds every day. here in california, a lot of zpoin disappointment over national parks being closed. services are limited at yosemite. visitor centers are closed. visitors are advised to go to the bathroom before they enter. the unexpected way that molly tibet's mother is honoring her daughter months after her little girl was killed.
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plus a smooth flight over the bay area until this happened. what this helicopter hit that forced it to make an emergency landing on a golf course. 44 degrees in san jose right now. on our way to 30s tonight. we're tracking that and when gusty wind returns in your weekend forecast when we come back. daughter )s murder,the motf
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"mollie tibbetts" four months after her daughter's murder, the mother of mollie tibbetts is doing something very unexpected. tibbetts who grew up in oakland disappeared while jogging in iowa back in july. police say she was killed by an undocumented immigrant. today "the washington post" revealed her mother has opened her home to the son of undocumented immigrants. the teenage boy plays on her son's high school football team, but he's also the cousin of rivera's girlfriend. his parents worked at the same farm with rivera who is now charged with tibbetts' murder. giving the boy a home is what
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her daughter would have wanted, she said. a lot of people reacting on twitter including san jose mayor sam liccardo. people across the country couldn't reach 911. telecom giant centurylink had a huge phone service outage yesterday afternoon. this is a map of the scope of the outage that wasn't revolved until 6:00 p.m. tonight. the fcc called the outage completely unacceptable. the public safety and homeland security bureau is also investigating that cause. what a way to end the year for two men in the east bay. a golf course suddenly became a landing pad after a large bird hit that helicopter. inside, a pilot and his student. we have the story. >> reporter: normally you'll find golf balls scattered around the sky west golf course in hayward. >> and i heard a bird hit a
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propeller, so i ran for cover. >> reporter: but this morning golfers stumbled upon the crushed up pieces of this red single-engine helicopter and what remained of the unlucky turkey vulture that flew right into it. >> so they have a big wingspan. they're the size of a big hawk. >> reporter: this golfer saw a turkey vulture fly right into the helicopter's tail ro tore. the smaller of the two ro tors is necessary because it keeps the helicopter from spinning in circles. >> it was going around in circles and he landed flat on his belly. i thought that was a good sign. everybody was safe. >> reporter: so who made it out of this shattered cockpit? a helicopter instructor and his student from a nearby flight school >> this suggests what an excellent job the instructor did of landing the helicopter despite the fact they didn't have an operable ro tore.
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the manager of the hayward executive airport says bird strikes are rare but the airport takes active steps to manage to bird population. >> we're going to have to investigate and see if there's a nest of turkey as a result someplace. >> reporter: melissa colorado, nbc bay area news. while the new minimum wage hike is good, for mom and pop shops, it might not be. this baker has been around since the '80s began to tell owners can't keep up with the $2 an hour minimum wage hike. >> i almost feel like it's a nail in the coffin for us. it's just -- i can't pay somebody $15 an hour to roll a piece of dough on a table. it's crazy. >> reporter: the portuguese baker says it doesn't want to raise prices. owners are hoping they can find
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a way to automate some of the baking. a figure has been announced to the tesla board of directors. larry elson will be joining the board as part of a settlement following allegations elon musk misled investors on a plan to take the company private. the s.e.c. demand more oversight of tesla and they agreed to appoint two independent board members. also joining kathleen wilson thompson, an executive from walgreens. start the timers to how quickly we can run to the cars. some places already in the mid-30s. we still have hours before sunrise. we're going to be seeing 20s by tomorrow morning. right now one of the warmer spots we're seeing, a gorgeous view of the golden gate bridge at night in san francisco.
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we have 49 degrees right here near the water. temperatures probably dropping toward the low to mid-40s around san francisco. but as you move further away from the bay you'll begin to see temperatures drop into the 30s. san jose at 44 degrees. 30s by the morning and close to 30 right now in dublin. 40 degrees. tri-valley dropping into the low 30s. the real weather reality check of true cold, i found it for you, south lake tahoe, 17 degrees right now. this is statewide cool, dry air that has settled into the reasonable. now that the winds have lightened up, temperatures are continuing to drop. low 30s for the morning in morgan hill. mid to upper 30s in san jose. 40s in oakland and san francisco. napa and vallejo, concord likely in the low 30s. a decent temperature recovery
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with mostly sunny skies. later in the day sunday we'll begin to see the winds make a comeback. it's the same pattern that brought us winds this week, resets again late this weekend. sunday you'll see the north winds pick up. right now it looks like new year's eve will be dealing with gusty north winds, winds that will slow down and speed as we get into new year's day. the progression here, late sunday in the north bay hills heading into the diablo range once again. sunday night and monday those new year's eve plans may involve wind advisories. low 40s around midnight. best chance of rain can come in maybe around the 6th or the 7th. it's in the ten-day outlook. rain chances come back.
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in the meantime, chilly nights continue. you can see san francisco will be in the low 40s near the bay. those inland temperatures, mostly in the 30s. winds picking up sunday and monday which will set us up for another round of low 30s likely towards the middle of next week >> cold's coming and it's not going away soon. coming up next, turns out that was not a transformer explosion in new york last ni t night. what was really behind the blue light. >> and we have jimmy. >> dolly parton is my guest tonight. it's a great show. do not change the channel. check it out. the clock is ticking for a coal minor rescue in india. they have been trapped for two weeks now. the mine is 300 feet deep and filled with 70 feet of water.
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rescuers are waiting to make another attempt after a flash flood area hits the area. back in a moment. from bay area state capitol. the new laws you )ll need to knw starting next week. plus: vianey is tracking your new year )s eve forecast as you prepare to celebrate! join us monday morning from hey, batter, batter, batter, batter. [ crowd cheers ] like everyone, i lead a busy life. but i know the importance of having time to do what you love. at comcast we know our customers' time is valuable. that's why we have 2-hour appointment windows, including nights and weekends.
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flooded the new york city . it was spectacular but it was strange, an eerie blue light that flooded the new york city skyline we told you about this last night as breaking news. at first it was believed add a transformer exploded, but today an equipment failure caused an electrical arc causing a blinding light. that temporarily closed la gu d guardia in queens.
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a department store won a reprieve from liquidation. sears' chairman put a plan to buy the company out through his hedge fund. well hesmith his offer today and today was the last day to do it. it was down to the wire. sears have until january 4th to decide whether it is a qualified bidder, but the company will close another 80 stores that brings the total number of closed stores to 260. five of those are in california, but none in the bay area. facebook founder mark zuckerberg promising change in the new year. zuckerberg posted a letter to his page wright about how his company has changed since data and privacy scandals, also promising to do better. among other things, the facebook ceo says the company has hired 30,000 people to focus on security and harassment issues. experts say words only go so far toward earning trust back. >> i think we are at a point where we want to see actions where most consumers want to see
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what is changing, but not in the fine print where you have to scroll down eight times on your phone. >> zuckerberg also says facebook is investing billions in security in an attempt to make the site safer. up next, the warriors lost today and they didn't even play. it's not a what that they lost. it looks like a who that they lost. we'll explain that coming up. th
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day okay. not a particularly happy holiday for the warriors. they got blown out on christmas day and then another tough loss last night. >> now another issue to deal with, patrick mccaw has signed a two-year $6 million offer sheet with the cleveland cavaliers. the warriors retain the cost if they choose. he's a restricted free agent. the raiders are preparing for their final game of the season. silver and black are hungry to end the season on a high note. it will be tough against the 11-4 chiefs who currently have the best record in the afc. >> we know what they're capable of doing. we know what's at stake for them.
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if we want to dab on all those negative thoughts, we can do that. >> raiders and chiefs face off sunday in kansas city. did you buy a ticket, the results of tonight's mega millions drawing, we have that next. way to stay connected. it gives you super fast speeds for all your devices, enhanced coverage, and lets you control your network with the xfi app. it's the ultimate wifi experience. xfinity xfi. simple. easy. awesome. xfinity xfi gives you the speed, coverage and control you need. manage your wifi network from anywhere when you download the xfi app today.
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finally tonight, 2019 will open with a bang, the eighth largest jackpot in the history of the mega millions. no winner for tonight's drawing for $348 million. the winning numbers are 9, 10, 25, 37, 38, and the megaball is 21. i swore i would have picked those. the next drawing is january 1st. the jackpot then, $415 million. >> those are your lucky numbers? >> and i didn't go. should have known. >> get another set of lucky numbers. rob mayeda, warm us up. >> un lucky numbers. you're going to want a heated jacket tomorrow morning. you have numbers dropping off into the 20s and low 30s. look at the numbers. napa up towards santa rosa, morgan hill is already 35
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degrees. downtown san jose, upper 30s tomorrow morning. the story of the weekend is this frosty start to the morning. the temperatures at night staying quite chilly. one thing to watch and one adjustment in the forecast now is a little more wind picking up again on sunday. it's going to be a repeat of what we just saw. gusty winds. new year's eve plans, keep that in mind. a cold north wind, not really times square like, but it will be chilly in the new year. >> so cold. go outside and start my car. >> it's 36 out there. thanks for joining us. we're going to go out and get cold right now. >> see you. have a good weekend. now. [ 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."

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