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right now at 11:00, he died doing what he loved. tonight, family and friends are remembering a bay area man killed in an avalanche. >> he went on a ski trip with his friends in montana and never made it back. he leaves behind a young wife. nbc bay area's jean elle joins us in san francisco with the details. jean. >> reporter: raj, friends of ben hearst mcshane says his first love was his wife. then came his friends, skiing, and surfing.
and tonight a community here in the bay area is mourning his loss after learning he was killed in an avalanche. >> he's lived two lifetimes in his 35 years. >> reporter: friends are remembering 35-year-old ben hirsch mcshane's love of adventure. >> he traveled for two years with his wife sarah around the world. i've been on many adventures with ben, south america and all around the united states. >> reporter: the san francisco investment portfolio manager's last adventure was a ski trip in montana where he was killed in an avalanche in the tobacco root mountains friday. >> it really hur y it's really sad that -- that things ended this way for him. but i guess the small condolence is he died doing something he loved. he was out on the ski slopes. >> reporter: three friends with him on the trip survived the avalanche. >> again, he was just that person that could walk in any room and walk out of it with new friends. >> reporter: juan scarlet said he met hirsch mcshane at work and they became fast friends.
he said he'll miss his friend's love of bringing people together. >> how special he everyone else feel how involved and included he made everyone else feel. that was something we'll mission. >> reporter: tonight hirsch mcshane's friends are rallying around his widow, starting a gofundme page for sarah mcshane as she copes with the sudden loss of her partner in love and adventure. services for hirsch mcshane will be held later this week in doll kohl, the state where he grew up. a memorial service for him is expected to be held here in san francisco at a later date. reporting live in san francisco, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jean. we're tracking a story out of houston where f rt suspected drug dealer. we first brought you the story as breaking news at 5:00. the officers got a tip that black tar heroin were being sold at home. they went to serve a search warrant. they didn't know someone on the
other side of the door had a gun. >> we're not sure how many suspects fired at this time. i imagine it was a pretty chaotic scene over there. the investigation is unfolding. >> the chief does confirm that two suspects were killed and that drugs were found inside. four officers were shot and a fifth suffered a knee injury. >> this just into our newsroom. a warning from vallejo police. a man tried to convince a girl to get into this van. this all happened last wednesday morning outside of franklin middle school. the girl didn't fall for it and actually ran off. she got a good look at the man. white, heavy set, between 50 and 60 years old with gray hair and a beard. >> the woman arrested and charged in a savage hit and run in oakland is expected to be in court tomorrow morning. police say leah connor hit a 14-year-old boy on his bike and dragged him for at least four blocks before stopping. she then reportedly got out of the car, looked at the injured boy, and then got back in the car and drove off. that boy, carlos preate owe, remains in the hospital in
critical condition. investigators say there was a passenger in the car at the time. the search for another driver in a deadly hit-and-run in san jose is ongoing. this one happened before 6:30 in the morning near the expressway and camden avenue. police say a driver in a red pickup truck hit a man. the driver initially stopped, but then took off. this is the sixth deadly incident or i should say hit-and-run in san jose this year. >> some problems on the peninsula, a string of car break-ins has a lot of neighbors concerned. take a look. this is surveillance video of two suspects prowling around before smashing windows. nbc bay area's ian cull joins us in san mateo with some of the details. ian. >> reporter: yeah, raj, police are looking for two suspects they say broke into more than 20 cars in west san mateo. tonight, releasing video of the crime spree that spanned nearly seven hours. surveillance video catches two men entering shasta drive in san mateo. each taking one side of the
street, smashing car windows, then rummaging through seats. one of them carrying a distinctive back pack. >> this is the first time that something happened. so it's kind of frustrating, annoying. >> reporter: lawrence castillo's family suv was one of the targets. thieves broke the passenger window the morning of january 19th. >> and just pulled the car in here, cleaned up broken glass which is a pain because regardless of how you clean it, it will still never be that clean. >> reporter: police say the suspects stole small things, phone chargers, small change, and the castillo's fake designer tissue case. >> so whatever is in the victim's car they can actually fit this their back pack is what they're taking. >> reporter: the crimes happened around hills dale high s and west 92. police say it is part of an increase in break-ins and burglaries in san mateo and across the state. >> many of these crimes are crimes of opportunity. we encourage our citizens to empty their cars completely. make sure their windows and doors are locked.
>> reporter: the castillos and their neighbors just want the suspects who ransacked nearly every car on the block caught. >> hopefully, you know, they'll get what's coming for them eventually. >> reporter: now, there's not much of a suspect description from police, saying that they're only men between 5'6" and 5'8". however, police did lift some dna from a fingerprint at the scene. it is now at the crime lab. we're live in san mateo, ian cull, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, ian. well, fresh off her energetic kickoff rally in oakland, senator kamala harris wasted no time hitting the presidential campaign trail. tonight she held a town hall meeting in iowa where she was qu >> i compare my record to any prosecutor, any elected prosecutor in thisou in terms of the work that i have done to reform 9 criminal justice system. i am a daughter of parents who met when they were active in the nobody had to teach me about the disparities in the criminal
justice system. i was born knowing what they are. >> a large crowd braved freezing temperatures in des moines to see harris. she was also asked if elected how she would handle the racial divide in the country. >> enough with these powerful forces that are trying to sow hate and division among us. that is not reflective of who we are as americans and we need leadership that recognizes who we are in our hearts and our souls. >> after the event, harris walked into the audience at the university, snapped some pictures and chatted with the students. >> the never-ending investigation might soon be ending. acting attorney general matthew whitaker says the investigation into russia election meddling is coming to a close. whitaker says he's been fully briefed on the case and he believes it's wrapping up. robt mueller is investigating potential coordination between russia and the trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election. well, the state of the union is back on.
one week from tomorrow evening right here, right there on capitol hill. also it's back to business for hundreds of thousands of federal workers, returning to work for the first time since the shutdown ended last friday. now, funding is only guaranteed until february 15th, so a bipartisan group of lawmakers will try to reach a permanent agreement. the congressional budget office, by the way, estimates the shutdown cost the u.s. economy $11 billion, which is twice what president trump is asking for his border wall. >> an uproar in oakland tonight over plans to close a school. it was an emotional and rock us school district meeting which had to be adjourned at one point with protesters demanding their school be spared. nbc bay area's terry mcsweeney joins us live in oakland. and did the board finally make a decision, terry? >> reporter: yes, they did. roots international academy, a
middle school in east oakland, is going to be closing. come june, as a result of tonight's 6-1 vote. however, people inside this meeting tonight are saying they're going to take this entire issue to court and based on the energy we saw inside there, there is no reason to doubt them. >> we want oakland. keep roots open. >> reporter: the oakland unified school district meeting had to be recessed when teachers and students took it over, demanding oakland's roots international academy be spared. there were insults from students. >> you guys are just being mean and brutal. >> reporter: and there was pleading. >> roots gave me hope when there wasn't any at all, like there was nothing. >> reporter: and praise for the school from this teacher. >> our 6th grade math teacher saw an overcrowded classroom this year. and instead of being dejected split his two h literally successfully two classes at the same time. >> reporter: but the oakland school district says the numbers just don't add up.
oakland has enough schools for 50,000 students, but has only 32,000 students. some schools have to go. >> nobody wants to see change in their neighborhood in their school, their kids' school, anything like that. we understand there is a lot of anxiety. we understand the students and families, the teachers are upset. there's no question it's going to be disruptive. >> reporter: keep this in mind. tomorrow begins the oakland unified or the oakland school district union strike authorization vote, and they want more money for teachers and they want smaller class sizes. what they're saying is they're going to ask for schools, including roots, to be kept open. live >> that is emotional, thank you, terry. we are back in 60 seconds. just ahead, there is a bug with your iphone. it's all about face time. we'll show you. also. >> a lot of people congratulated me. some people are actually saying that i inspired them and i
really appreciate all the love. >> she's a super power and it's a dream come true. tonight, one on one with richmond's alyssa lu, the youngest figure skating champion in history. >> and we're seeing dry roadways across the golden gate bridge for now, but that might not be staying that way for long. as you'll notice here on the radar view, some light rain showers here off the coast. how these could impact your morning commutes when we come right back. ♪ ♪ with the chase mobile app, jason wu could pay practically anyone, at any bank,
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revealed that insured losses from fires last move totaled more than $11 billion. and that number could get even higher as more claims are filed. a central part of all this is pg&e. today pg&e got $6 billion in loans. pg&e says it needs that money to keep delivering power. this sparked a backlash at today's cpuc meeting in san francisco. public speakers blasted the cpuc directors for their unanimous decision. san francisco supervisors said the city would be issuing an ultimatum to the cpuc. stop supporting dangerous corporate behavior or brace for impact. >> the people of the state of california, particularly northern california, have had it constitutional not be amendment ends up on the 2020 ballot. >> the cpuc says this money is the only way to keep safe and reliable power floweding and that it does not include a rate hike. >> it is about protecting
students. a 17-year-old who says she was sexually assaulted by her band teacher filed the first of its kind lawsuit today against the union school district in san jose. samuel knight was the band teacher at dartmouth middle school in the city's came, cambrian neighborhood. he repeatedly molested two former students for several years, starting when the girls why just 13. knight reportedly sent 400 inappropriate text messages to one student. the lawsuit filed calls for measures to forbid teachers from texting students. >> there is no reason for the teacher to text my daughter. for what reason? >> knight will be back in court in march to face criminal charges. if convicted he could face life in prison. >> we haveate toofficers has fi death lawsuit. the children, parents and grandparents of stephon clark claim sacramento police racially profiled him and used excessive force. last march, officers responding to a report of broken windows
chased clark into his grandparents' backyard where they shot him. they thought he was armed, but he was holding a cell phone. clark's family is seeking more than $20 million in damages. >> well, he says he's not guilty. the man accused of brutally beating and robbing an 88-year-old woman made that plea in a san francisco courtroom today. investigators say that he attacked hwang january 8 on maclaren park. after the attack they say he broke into hwang's home across the street. the elderly woman suffered facial and skull fractures in the attack as well as a brain injury. an east bay high school student recovering tonight after ins morning at thechoo senior one stabbed drove to school where he flagged down his friends and a security guard in the parking lot. they called 911. it's unclear who or how he was stabbed, but police are checking nearby surveillance cameras in hopes of finding a clue. the student is expected to be okay, though. >> not so fast. there's a glitch with fast
track. here's a live look at some of our bay area bridges. if you need to reload your fast track account, it's not going to happen. the website crashed on saturday, and at this hour is still not working. that means people who use the website for paying fines, reloading the accounts, or updating information are not getting a response. or being told to do their business in person at the san francisco fast track office. >> they need to solve it quickly, especially in the silicon valley. we're it's unclear, though, when it will be up and run >> this is crazy. she's just 13 years old. >> you heard right, just 13, and she's from richmond and she is the talk of the skating world. a few days ago, alyssa lu became the youngest american ever to win a national title.
it turns out she trains in oakland. nbc bay area's mark market use has more. >> reporter: as she took to the ice friday night, expectations were already high. then alyssa lu blew them away. >> this is crazy. >> reporter: lu's three triple axels sealed her win in detroit. here's how the announcers reacted after the second in her free skate. >> the first two elements she's inspired a nation. >> reporter: inspiration and confidence, listen to her answer she was an competition they'rey easy because the nerves give me an extra boost. in practice they're not as easy, but they're still pretty easy now. >> reporter: here in oakland she has certainly energized skaters. >> it means that no matter what your age is you can achieve what everyone else can. it doesn't matter how young you are. >> if you work hard it's going to be worth it because you're going to win. >> reporter: as she came off the ice friday night, lu was
sobbing. the crowd was on its feet. >> it sunk in right after i did it, and then it kind of went away. i'm just waiting for it to sink back in again. >> reporter: that was friday night. here's what she told nbc this evening. >> keep working. don't give up. it will come. all your dreams will come true. >> reporter: alyssa lu skates with the saint ma ritz skating club at the oakland ice rink. she'll be back home wednesday. reporting from oakland, mark mathews, nbc bay area news. >> back on wednesday, but still very busy. she's going to join hoda cot gee and savannah guthrie for an interview tomorrow on the today show. so look for that. she's going to be there with the ladies. >> on the today show. >> on the today show. >> it's 2019 and 2022 is the olympics. she'll be 16, an old lady at that point. >> oh, for god's ses watch her. rob is here to tell us about the weekend. >> we had 60s and 70s today. clouds spilling in. but by tomorrow morning now, may
see a few light showers. we'll get right to the radar. the south bay offer shore, little green there on the screen off to the west. not a lot with this particular system that's coming in. but just enough left with it as it crosses inland right around sunrise tomorrow. could see a few light rain showers, and you'll notice for tomorrow morning, mostly cloudy skies. temperatures upper 40s to near 50s, a few showers possible. we'll tell you how much we're talking about in terms rainfall. again, we're looking at less than about 500th of an inch of rain. just enough to get the windshield wipers going, hit in the south bay, mainly south of san francisco. you'll see here on the timing as we go through the morning, it's this little patch right here we're watching from 5:00 a.m. to about 8:00 a.m., crossing through the bay area, then watch how quickly things change by the afternoon. skies start to clear out. unlike today we stayed overcast most of the day. few early showers tomorrow, afternoon clearing that should hold up through about 5:00 in the afternoon. highs tomorrow will be in the
low to mid 60s. cloudy start with a few light showers early. then partly cloudy skies for the afternoon, and then things turn progressively wetter as we go through the week. notice what happens here for wednesday. back into the clouds again. wednesday morning's commute looks fine, but as we approach the late afternoon and evening, here comes the storm system that will bring some locally moderate to briefly heavy rain from about 5:00 wednesday evening, right in thatnged commute to 11:00 at night on wednesday. that will be followed up by another storm on friday. so, the mid week storm we' tracking, probably a quarter inch to three quarters of an inch of rain. that is a decent storm. wind speeds 30 miles per hour. compared to what we're expecting here on friday, now we're seeing rain totals over an inch and a half with that second storm coming in on friday to early saturday. we may also have wind advisories with that storm as well. wednesday's storm is relatively small. friday's will have more moisture to work with and a stronger area of low pressure. that's going to help crank up the winds friday into saturday. that will lead to some
interesting conditions as we approach the weekend. so for tomorrow, few light showers. nothing too bad. then as we get into wednesday, we'll see the rain start to approach as we get into the evening, and then the main event we think the storms will roll in on friday. wind, rain, at least a half inch, maybe 2 inches of rain. the system friday night, weather alerts will be likely to start the weekend and then snow levels as low as weather. >> oh, what steph curry did after better. will never forget. tonight's game that left this warriors fan stunned. >> happening now, we're following some breaking news out of mountain view. a man in his 60s was hit and killed by a car. happened just before 9:00 at el camino real in yuba drive. police say the man stepped off the sidewalk onto the road. we don't know if he had the right-of-way. but the driver is cooperating with police. we're back in a moment with more. new at 11.
the next week -- be warned. a bug could get some people into new at 11:00, if you get a face time call in the next week, be warned. a bug could get some people into a bit of trouble. here's the skinny. the bug allows you to hear the person you're calling before they even answer. obviously a big privacy concern here, allowing you to call anyone on face time and listen in on what they're saying. apple says it's aware of this bug and is fix through a software update later this week. >> it's back starting on friday, "black panther" will return for one week to select amc theaters in celebration of black history month. the movie which was written and directed by oakland's ryan coogler raked in more than $1.3 billion worldwide during its original run. and last night "black panther" won the top film prize at the sag awards. >> well, if you think about it, it's their beach, too. a lot of new visitors, thanks in part to the government shutdown. drake's beach has been overtaken by elephant seals.
the point reyes national sea shore has reopened to visitors after friday's deal to end the government shutdown, but much of it can't be used because drake's beach is covered with more than 50 adult elephant seals and about 40 newborn pups. normally when the park is open, the seals don't come out this far inland. but during the shutdown, there was nothing to deter them. >> they are big and they are loud. >> they're loud. >> they are majestic. told, and it has nothing to do with basketball. we'll show you. the warriors aret
team in the nba... well, the rich get richer. the warriors, the hottest team in the nba. >> 11 straight wins, but tonight's highlight, shoes. the warriors in indiana, take a look. steph curry literally giving the shoes off of his feet. he signed them. >> yes. >> then took them off. his new curry 6s, he gives it to that young lady and she is fired up. in indiana, that's pretty cool. klay thompson with the big slam. but take a closer look there. the bench, steph celebrating, klay's slam, he slips on a towel. that's the only thing that went wrong for the warriors. they beat the pacers 132-100. he never played in a game, but he is a giants legend and a lot of people are mourning the
degtd of peter mcgowan. mcgowan died yesterday at the age of 76 after battling cancer. oracle park he's widely credited with saving the giants, the former safe way c.e.o. bought the team in 1992 to keep them from moving to florida. he then signed barry bonds. we talked with bonds about his initial contract deal with mcgowan. >> i remember peter mcgowan and them were asking me how good am i. i sat there and said, if i don't win mvp i'll donate a million dollar for whatever you say i deserve to donate a million dollars to. peter fixed his hair. [ laughter ] he's like, okay. and i won the mvp that year. >> barry loved him. peter had a great head of hair. he's a very decent respectable man. mcgowan's family, by the way, says they will not hold a public service. we're back in a moment. what's better than having fast, reliable wifi with coverage
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>> part of being mentally tough is just dealing over the course of a long season, you know, all best upoint. and i'm glad we're one of those teams. >> got to be mentally tough. kickoff is set very mentally tough there in his designer garb. >> he's in the superbowl every year. it's unbelievable. he looks good. rob meyada with our superbowl forecast. >> we'll feel like we're in atlanta. >> maybe not that cold. by our standards chilly. we have daily rain chances. tomorrow a few light showers early in the morning. partly cloudy aaren, then wednesday afternoon into wednesday night. storm one rolls in, storm two friday and chilly superbowl weather on sunday. >> we have an active week. thanks for joining us here. have a great day tomorrow. >> bye-bye.