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kevin?! try my new $4.99 blt cheeseburger combo. mother fought to visit him is we know our son did not die in vain. >> right now at 5:00, a terminally ill boy whose mother fought to visit him is laid to rest. the emotional moments from a family who says the government failed them. plus a warning along the coast, the dangerous conditions that are rolling into our beaches right now. but first, an escaped inmate from san quentin captured of a three-day manhunt. the news at 5:00 starts right now. good evening and thank you for joining us. terry is off tonight. a statewide manhunt is now over and it ended on the central coast. agents tracked down 21-year-old mendoza to a taco bell in
paso robles. his arrest comes after a dramatic run from the law. mary ann is live in our "newsroom" with the details. >> reporter: he is back in prison tonight thanks to some people in the county. he was spotted yesterday at a dollar store in san miguel. this afternoon around 12:30, sm someone else spotted him just a few miles away at taco bell restaurant. that person alerted the california department of corrections and agents arrested the fugitive at the restaurant. we spoke with one customer who watched the whole thing go down. >> and i recognized his tattoo right above his eyebrow and that's what made me realize that that was the gentleman who escaped from the prison and as i was sitting down, immediately one of the gang task force unit guys came in, had his hand on his gun and told him that he needed to stop everything that he was doing and put his hands up. >> reporter: mendoza was first
reported missing wednesday night after he apparently walked away from work duty outside the secured perimeter of san quentin. authorities believe he carjacked a vehicle at a home depot parking lot in san raphael. that same vehicle was found abandoned off highway 101 not far from where he was arrested today. mendoza began serving time in san quentin in 2017 after he was convicted of using a deadly weapon during a carjacking in los angeles county and was sentenced to five years. since his arrest this afternoon, he has been transferred to the salinas valley state prison. the marin county district attorney's office will now consider whether to charge him with escape and carjacking charges. no word yet on when or if he will be transferred back to san quentin. and this just into our news room. police are searching for a man who they say sexually assaulted
a woman in palo alto. here's a picture of him from a security camera. this is the suspect, they say. the victim says she was walking to an apartment on el camino real near grant avenue early this morning when a man grabbed her and started to grope her. the victim screamed, which alerted her boyfriend, caught his attention. he ran outside to help. now, this caused this guy to run away. he got into a red toyota corolla, still has not been caught. new details about the man accused of gunning down a newman police officer. he reportedly worked at a san francisco hotel from time to time. workers and residents at the crown hotel in the tenderloin say he did construction work there. he had apparently last worked at the hotel about two months ago. one of the workers who spoke to us says he seemed normal and he's shocked that he worked so close with a man who allegedly killed a police officer. >> i was shocked because i was this close to him. he could have been at work with this guy.
it wasn't like, oh my gosh, like he was here. i could have been that close, he could have turned on us. >> he's being held in modesto. he's accused of shooting and killing an officer following a traffic stop early on wednesday. now to our microclimate forecast. there's a lot of warning along the coast. stronger than normal rip currents are creating dangerous conditions there, and vianey arana joins us now with more on the danger. >> that's right and in fact there is a beach hazard statement still in effect. this is going to remain in effect until 6:00 p.m. tonight for the coastline all the way down through monterey through the highlighted area. pretty much what this means is that the hazardous conditions include an increased chance for sneaker waves and excessive wave run-up which increases the chances of somebody turning their back to the ocean and getting swept into the water. never turn your back on the ocean. this will be until 6:00 p.m. even then through the overnight hours, just remain cautious at all times. as far as the beach hazard
statement goes, this isn't expected to be an issue for tomorrow but the current temperature in the 50s, overall in santa rosa, 54 degrees, 57 degrees through hayward and oakland at 55 but it's the overnight lows that we're really looking out for because once again we're going to be waking up to some very chilly 30s in some areas which could mean some frosty conditions especially through the interior valleys. a quick check of your overnight lows. once again, clear skies, not really worried about the fog and i'm going to have a look ahead at what you can expect for your new year's eve and new year's day plans that may include some gusty or windy conditions through your area. we'll have another update coming up in just a bit. remember you can track the forecast with our nbc bay area app. you can get updates on the conditions in your neighborhood. the app is free to download. just click on the weather tab. following up now on a story we first reported last night at 11:00, a vicious attack caught on camera catching attention in san francisco.
it happened a few blocks away from union square and it's the latest violent episode causing concerns in the city. reporter christian casadas from our spanish language partner telemundo 48 has the details. >> reporter: the cell phone video shows a man on the ground near eddie street in san francisco. another man punching him, kicking him when the victim appears to be unconscious. some parts of the video, too violent to show. chuck bentley had lunch near the corner today and just learned about the violent episode. >> i'm on alert all times, at all times. i don't wear headphones. i'm always looking around, i'm always listening. >> reporter: he says he generally feels comfortable here, less so at night, but he's shocked this violent episode happened in the middle of the day. police are releasing few details about what occurred but say the suspect is wanted for attempted murder and robbery. >> it's quite reassuring when i got off the b.a.r.t. and saw the police presence. >> reporter: rose harris noticed officers right away. they've been visible this month as holiday shoppers and tourists
hit market street but she says south of market was unsettling and in mid market, some tech companies have complaints about open air drug dealing and street violence. >> that's concerning. just kind of definitely watching behind me, making sure that nothing was going happen. >> reporter: a recent study shows a significant drop in theft and assaults due to an increased in foot patrol. these tourists from texas say they don't see san francisco as being more dangerous than other big cities. >> we walk away, taking pictures, sharing with the different people. we love the city. >> we have been seeing some places that you have to take good care and just walk away and don't stop and just don't say nothing, keep going. and some others that are pretty friendly. >> reporter: in san francisco, nbc bay area news. in the east bay, a man suffered injuries saving his wife and 18-month-old daughter from a burning home. it happened this morning in
castro valley. these right here are pictures from the alameda county fire department. he suffered second-degree burns and was taken to the hospital. two dogs died in the fire. investigators say it was probably caused by a space heater. a heartbreaking good-bye to a little boy who lost his battle with a genetic brain condition. a funeral for 2-year-old abdullah was held today. his case made international headlines, when his mother, who's from yemen, was finally allowed to visit him this month. the president's travel ban barred her from entering the country for more than a year. he died this week in oakland. >> they're going through an unimaginable time. it was cruel to keep them apart for as long as they did to go through this and it would be, you know, i can't even imagine having to then separate and go their own ways and have to mourn with all that distance. so, for them, it's an
opportunity to mourn with dignity and that's what they deserve. >> hassan's mother arrived in the bay area on december 19th, giving her just days with her dying son. his father is a u.s. citizen. the mother has now been granted a visa to stay in the country. homeland security secretary kirstjen nielsen visited the city of yuma today on the second day of a southwest tour to see conditions at the border. her visit comes as the department has come under scathing criticism from the -- for the recent deaths of two migrant children age 7 and 8. the boy and girl from guatemala died in u.s. custody. today president trump took to twitter denying that his administration bears any blame for the children's death. in a tweet, the president said, "any deaths are strictly the fault of the democrats and their pathetic immigration policies. it's the first time the president has commented on the children's deaths. meanwhile, back in yuma, the department of homeland security says migrants will now receive
more thorough initial health screenings as well as secondary screenings for every child in border patrol custody. nielsen is calling on congress to, quote, act with urgency. the partial government shutdown has now entered its second week and an end to the stalemate does not appear to be close. president trump remains in washington instead of taking a planned vacation in florida. nbc's chris pollone has the latest. >> reporter: while elected officials clash in the nation's capital, it's thousands of federal government workers and their families left paying the price. the shutdown is now in its second week and president trump is left tweeting about democrats absent any real movement between the two sides. saturday, blaming them for not giving him ten votes in the senate to build a wall along the southern border in the past year when his party controlled all three wranch branches of government. the president demanded more than $5 billion in a new spending bill for a border wall which would have kept the government open. >> we gave them our most recent offer. we came down off of our $5 billion offer. >> reporter: sources tell nbc
news the president would accept a compromise of $2.5 billion but democrats have insisted building a new wall at the border won't happen. democratic house leader nancy pelosi say the white house hasn't reached out to her directly since december 11th. still, both sides know how high the stakes are in this shutdown showdown. >> it makes no sense whatsoever. >> reporter: democrats and republicans calculating voters will blame the other side for the third government shutdown this year, meaning a solution might not come until after the new year when democrats take control of the house. nbc news. despite the shutdown, roughly 42,000 active duty military members of the coast guard will receive paychecks on december 31st. according to nbc news, the one time payment is part of a short-term solution agreed upon by the trump administration. now, the coast guard is the only branch of the military not getting regular pay during the shutdown because it is under the department of homeland security,
not the department of defense. a developing story we are following where an american man is being monitored at a nebraska medical center after possibly being exposed to ebola. the man, who is not being identified, was recently in the democratic republic of congo providing medical assistance. doctors say right now, he is not showing any symptoms, but they are monitoring him in a secure area where no members of the public or patients are exposed. still ahead on nbc bay area news at 5:00, not just people affected by new laws. our pets are affected as well. we'll tell you how the new year will bring many changes for pet owners. and a plane forced to turn around shortly after takeoff at sfo. we'll tell you about the scare in the air when we come back. where a united flight ran into
some unexpected trouble last nigh let's take a live look now at sfo where a united flight ran into some unexpected trouble last night. the plane was on its way to orlando when the pilot reported problems with the landing gear. it happened shortly after takeoff. according to united, the flight turned around at sfo, landed safely at the airport. all 179 passengers and crew members were able to board another flight to orlando. some new laws for pet owners and a cute puppy in the window in the new year. that cute puppy you see when you
go to the mall, on january 1st, california will become the first state to ban the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits at retail stores if those animals came from professional breeders. pet stores will only be able to sell the pets if they come from a rescue organization or shelter. the law was adopted to crack down on breeding mills and many animal lovers expressed their support for it. >> it takes the emphasis off the profit of animals and puts the emphasis back on actually caring for and getting these cats and dogs into a good home. >> also starting tuesday, a new california divorce law will begin treating pets like people. instead of property. during divorce cases. the new measure will give judges the power to consider what's in the best interest of the animal and even create shared custody agreements for the owners. still ahead on nbc bay area news at 5:00. after their homes were destroyed, some much needed cheer for the special delivery by firefighters and police to a
today, san rafael police and fire crews brought toys to the victims. the volunteer crews say they wanted to restore some of that holiday spirit to those displaced families. it's all part of a program that helps officers give back to those in need. >> and the fact that we've made this a 12-month, year program so in the event of house fires, the whole bit, we actually can do birthdays and whatever during the year to help the kids get past the traumatic experience that they're going through. >> that's so nice. san rafael santa cop program started in 2000 to help underprivileged kids and fire victims. christmas is over, but new year's eve right around the corner. are we going get some nice weather? >> it's going to be dry but the winds are what's going to impact your new year's eve plans. so much so that they've already issued a watch, especially for elevations above 1,000 feet so before i get to that, i do want to show you this beautiful shot of what it looks like outside right now, the san mateo bridge. we enjoyed a mostly clear day, plenty of sunshine, but the temperatures, well, they didn't really warm up by much. in fact, we only topped out in the 50s today and i already
missed that christmas tree in downtown san jose from christmas in the park but at least they still have up some of those carnival rides. overall, our temperature trend is going to change. it's going to drop once went, 57 degrees right now. we hit a high of 61 degrees and wind speeds are light at about 10 miles per hour. however, i do want to remind folks that beach hazard statement will be in effect until 6:00 p.m. so we've got a little over half an hour due to sneaker waves and excessive wave run-up. never turn your back to the ocean and that warning is -- or i should say the hazard statement is in effect from sonoma county down through monterey. it was definitely cold this morning. we have a couple of low clouds that might develop overnight but they're not really going to impact our daytime highs as much or our morning lows. it's going to not be as cold as this morning, however, it's going to be in those 30s so we're going to be in the mid 30s as we wake up. patchy frost possible, especially for wind sheltered valleys. as far as your microclimate
highs for tomorrow, once again, another cool day, upper 508z, low 60s in through napa, 60 degrees, oakland 58, san francisco 58 degrees and it's going to be another dry day. you're not going to notice a big change tomorrow until the afternoon. that's when the changes will roll in so we've got satellite where you can see things are nice and quiet over the bay area right now. we're not really tracking much but let me show you what's incoming into tomorrow afternoon. we've got this ridge of high pressure and tomorrow afternoon, around 6:00, 7:00, we're going to start noticing an increase in those wind speeds. it's going to be windy at times and if i fast forward this time line, that wind is expected to really kick up on monday into tuesday morning, right for new year's day. our next chance of seeing some rain just a long-range outlook is going to come in on friday, january 4th, so that's our best chance of possibly seeing some rain, so we've got another kind of a dry start to the new year but then we're going to end with a little bit more chance of seeing some rain. let's talk about the timing of these wind speeds. by about 7:00, we'll start to notice the wind speeds increasing, especially for the
north bay and the mountain tops. elevations above 1,000 feet but it's monday morning into monday afternoon when the winds are really expected to gust upwards of 35 miles per hour, gusts potentially up to 70 up in the hilltop areas so something that we're going to be looking out for, which is why a high wind watch is already in effect. here's a look at the next seven days. again, the wind is what's really going to be the factor into new year's eve. it's definitely going to be cold in the 30s and 40s overnight as you're out there celebrating so i think right now, already start thinking about what coat you're going to be pairing with that new year's eve outfit because you're not going to want to leave the house without it. >> if you have any glittery type stuff -- >> it's an excuse to wear it. >> just layer it, one on top of the other. still ahead on nbc bay area news at 5:00, in-n-out is expanding. we have the details when we come back. from bay area tolls--- to 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
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the big night and we are talking about new year's eve in times square and for this massive party, everything has to be rehearsed, even the confetti. >> five, four, three, two, one. happy new year! >> oh, we wait all year for that countdown. event organizers released multicolored confetti from the hard rock cafe marquee. hundreds of people gather to see the colorful display. this year, that confetti will include some special messages. >> on new year's eve, 75,000 of them have people's wishes written on them, and they're everything from health and happiness to having a baby to self-improvement to peace in the world. and it's because people want a sense of hope for the future. >> all good things. and today was just a small glimpse of what's to come on new year's eve. 3,000 pounds of confetti will be released for a crowd of 2 million people to see. preparation's under way for the rose parade and this year,
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this year )s rose parade. this was the sce volunteers are working around the clock to prepare floats for this year's rose parade. this right here was the scene at phoenix parade floats, one of many locations where those preparations are under way. nearly 1,000 volunteers are putting together 19 entries for this year's parade. something to watch for is rose queen louise. she's the first jewish and lgbtq queen in parade history. the 130th annual rose parade kicks off new year's day in pasadena and we were saying we haven't been to that. >> we haven't and we're originally from l.a. but it's nice to see the amount of work that they put into these floats. it's crazy. so beautiful but watch it from home. because the weather's going to be cold outside anyway so just
pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy that. >> wrap yourself in a blanket. thanks so much for watching. "nightly news" is next and weal s -- we'll see you again at 6:00. -- we'll see you again at 6:00. we'll see you again at 6:00. we'll see you again at 6:00. we'l see you again at 6:00. tonight, the stand-off over the government shutdown intensifies, with a provocative new attack from the president opening him up to accusations he crossed the line. as a number of democrats get ready to take him on in 2020. the growing pain of the trade war with china. how it's hurting one big company right in the vice president's hometown. scols on lockdown. millions of kids go through it each year. now a new investigation reveals the long-term danger you might not expect. actor kevin spacey accused of sexual assault is preparing his defense. how his team may be planning to take on the charges. a new law comes to the rescue of rescue animals, with new restrictions on pet stores