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breaking now at 11:00, at the los altos police department where there are hazmat crews outside of the building after reports of possible fentanyl exposure. these are pictures from sky ranger overhead. good morning, i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm laura garcia. marianne favro is on the scene live for us. do we know how the officers were exposed and what the concerns are right now around the police department? >> reporter: well, we know one female officer was exposed and right now you could see the santa clara county fire department is still processing for additional fentanyl
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contamination. i spoke with a fire captain and he told me they did an on-site test and came over and confirmed that test has revealed that it was, in fact, fentanyl. earlier today they got a call that police officers processing evidence here at the los altos police department were exposed to fentanyl. one female police officer was taken to the hospital. she is in stable condition. as you know fentanyl can be transmitted through touch and also through the air. and symptoms of exposure include respiratory problems. so what they're doing now is the santa clara county fire department is going through each room of the police department to determine whether there is any additional exposure to fentanyl. reporting live in los altos, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> thank you for the latest. now to the story on the sunol grade we brought you this
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as breaking news all morning long on "today in the bay." grass fire along 680 causing traffic trouble, keeping fire crews busy during the morning rush hour. >> now the question is how did it start. bob redell has been there asking questions all morning long. so bob, what did you find out about the fire? >> reporter: well, marcus and laura, we know the fire is out. unfortunately the power is out for just over 120 customers including this gas station convenience store on andrade here in sunol and it is losing money and turning customers away after power went out at 5:30 this morning and pg&e said they are working hard to restore electricity. they believe the power caused the -- the fire was caused by a dump truck. there were three fire on the shoulder of 680 and as you mention the fire drought. there is no damage or injuries
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and they were a hundred yards apart. each one under fire lines. cal fire say this is what caused the fire. a dump truck at a nearby quarry in sunol that as it was poving it snagged a telephone line and then caused the power line above it to come down. cal fire is looking into whether that downed power line caused the lines along 680 to surge and release sparks on the dry gas below. i've been trying to reach out to the quarry but can't get through. pg&e doesn't know when the remaining customers were coming back on. initially the 730 out of power and about 500 have power now back and so they are making progress. bob redell, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. we -- we alerted people on the fire with the nbc bay area app at 6:10 this morning. download our nbc bay area app
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and great breaking news straight to your urge. fighting fire with fire and when it comes to forest areas with high fire danger. a new study includes safety in the -- states don't do enough to control land and it is the most effective way to clear the undergrowth. they point to the impact on air quality and fires that could get out of control, and even turning deadly. now to a check on the conditions right now. >> nbc bay area kari hall has been monitoring this. very drive time with conditions ripe for the fires. >> we have to watch for the relative humidity along with wind speeds and right now our humidity continues to drop, especially in the tri-valley as temperatures go up. so that is going to be the concern throughout the day as we get very dry conditions and as we take a live look outside in sunol, our temperatures are already warming up. here we are at 11:00 and it is 81 degrees. so it is heating up in some of the inland areas with brentwood
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at 85 degrees and 80 now in san jose. so our temperatures are anywhere from abouttwo to eight degrees warmer than it was yesterday at this time. and heading up into the low 90s during the middle of the afternoon, peaking at 94 in antioch and in livermore. and ukiah today expect a high of 95 degrees. but unfortunately this is not the hottest day of the week. so i'll talk more aboutt in the microclimate forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> thanks, chary. new details about the lyft driver accused of sexual assaulting a female passenger. he's expected to face a judge this afternoon. police say the female victim got into a lyft late saturday night after leaving a bar in san mateo and officers say she was passed out in the backseat of the car. the lyft driver, this man, tony colo colo took her to his home and once there he sexually assaulted the victim.
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lyft had this to say, safety is fundamental to lyft and what is being described is terrifying and the driver's access has been permanently remove and we have responded immediately and reached out to the rider and working with the authorities and will continue to help in every way we can. new at 11:00, oakland police going to great heights to bring down two burglary suspects. investigators say two men made it inside of a commercial building along 18th and east 12th street. you see the helicopter and ladder responding to the scene. the pair were found on top of the roof and were taken into custody. today in san francisco, full service for the major bus lines. it is finally up and running at the $2.2 billion sales force transit center. infrastructure shut down the center in september of last year. fissures were located around two beams on the third level at the fremont street area. it opened this past june but
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only for the rooftop park and grand hall and food trucks. last month muni and golden gate transit finally resumed bus service on the lower level and then this morning a.c. transit finally resumed full service on the upper level. we spoke with riders as they got oft first bus this morning. >> it was abit annoying for riders to go to that temporary place because it has been temporary for seven years. hopefully the second time they've opened it up is the last time. >> it was fun. it was about ten minutes. so it was pretty good. it wasn't bad on the bridge either. it was okay. >> all lines are now available for a.c. transit riders. a.c. transit ambassadors will be on hand to help folks with any information if they need it. starting tonight, and for the next two weeks, catching a muni train may be a little trickier. each night muni will shut down light rail service for
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maintenance. the closures start at 9:30 and 1:00 a.m. -- will not run at all so the buss will run on surface streets where the lines are closed and muni will delay work if there is a giants home game. and deliberation in the ghost ship warehouse fire trial will resume. the jury goes into the third week of deliberation to try to figure out if derick almena and second in command mark harris are guilty of involuntary manslaughter. they face one count for each person killed in the fire. 36 people died. stay with nbc bay area for the verdict and we'll bring it live as it happens. the autopsy on jeffrey epstein is now complete. he's the accused child sex trafficker and disgraces financier who hob nobbed with world leaders. the justice department and fbi are demanding answers, as to why
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he was taken off suicide watch and how he was able to take his own life under the watch of federal prison guards. stephanie gosk is tracking the latest. >> this morning the question on many minds, how did jeffrey epstein die while in custody. the medical examiner completing an autopsy but not releasing the official cause of death overnight. instead saying she needs more information. law enforcement sources tell nbc news 66-year-old epstein hanged himself in his yale cell on saturday morning and the fbi is now investigating. an appalled attorney general willar bar ordering the inspector general to look into the matter too. sources tell nbc news epstein was taken off suicide watch after a psychiatric evaluation on july 29th and then a week later he was found injured in his cell with marks around his neck. this warden from the sister
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facility. >> this if person was taken on suicide watch it is a mistake because you have to take the conservative route. >> reporter: while on suicide watch he would have been monitored 24/7 and instead he was in a cell where checks were to occur twice every hour. the inspect kror general looking whether that was followed. according to a senior law enforcement official there is nothing to suggest foul play. epstein was charged back in july and pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and experience charges. the indictment said he paid young girls hundreds of dollars for sex at his luxury homes in manhattan and palm beach. >> did jeffrey epstein rape you? >> yeah, he raped me. forcefully raped me. he knew exactly what he was doing. >> reporter: his accusers have waited many years to face the 66-year-old in criminal court. >> he stole part of my life. >> reporter: now she said we have to live with the scars of
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his actions for the rest of our lives. while he will never face the consequences of the crimes he committed. much more ahead for you this midday. candidates vying to be the next president hit the ground in iowa this weekend and one issue they all agree on. plus nbc bay area and telemundo 48 are preparing to help clear the shelters. >> clear the shelters is taking place this weekend as you mentioned and you'll get a chance to adopt one of these adorable dogs. isn't that right? we'll have all of the details coming up on how to take part in san francisco coming up. california phones offers free specialized phones... like cordless phones,
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-- [ technical difficulties ] we have chunky munky ready to go home. he's going to be a big guy. beautiful fur. over here we have smokey.
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smokey is a senior. he's eight years old. a special medical condition and he will need special care for his fur. great guy. and then we have raj. this is your guy. raj mathai. two to three years old, terrier mix. today we have boys. plenty of girls too. we have cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, everything you could think of. >> and then i think one of the things -- what should folks know if they are coming down. it is a process to deal with as far as fees and you're reducing fees. >> we're reducing fee this is weekend. most dogs are $30. smokey is free. cats are $30. special pricing on the reptiles and rabbits. if you want a dog you need to own your home or prove you have dogs in your house or then ou're out the door. >> i have a rescue dog myself.
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it is a great feeling. you can't do no wrong in their eyes. this is a sample of what you can get here in san francisco. taking part in clear the shelters. back to you. i'll hang out with these pets. >> watch out, pete. that is the way to get attached. >> get in trouble. >> thanks, pete. [ bell ] there you have it, the opening bell of the new york stock exchange but not all smiles now. stocks fell today as it intensified in hong kong protesters and already aggravated by the trade dispute between washington and beijing, the dow is down more than 300 point news talking about making a big splash and not in a good way. this is new video after a car crashed into a swimming pool at a seattle gym this morning. three people were actually in the pool at the time. one of them helped get the driver to safety. it happened just before 8:00 in
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morning. luckily in one was hurt. it is two eaks since the shooting in gilroy. there is a fundraiser now underway at the el pollo loco in gilroy off chestnut street at the top of the hour and lasts until 9:00 tonight. the restaurant said that all money raised will be distributed eventually between the families of steven romero and keyla salazar and trevor irby. all three were killed in the garlic festival. new video to show you this morning of an unusual i.c.e. protest in the same mississippi town where agents recently detained hundreds. several dozen children marched yesterday. most latino immigrants. many directly affected by last week's raid. the largest in years. the children wanted the chance to speak it. >> we were privileged enough to be born in the usa so we are here to survive and we want
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everyone to understand we're not here because we want to be here, we're here because we need to survive. >> i.c.e. agents arrested close to 700 migrant workers at chicken processing plants and half of them now have future court dates. some important state measures hanging in the balance as california legislators return to the state capitol and the session is expected to run four weeks ending september 13th. once it does, lawmakers adjourn for the rest of the year. among the most significant bills to watch, forcing uber and lyft to treat drivers like full time workers. and looking at politics, the democrat candidates in the race for the white house spent the weekend in iowa. several recent mass shootings displayed a unite the front when it comes to the issue of ending gun violence in america. nbc's andrea mitchell has a look at -- as they vie for vote as head of the first presidential primary. >> reporter: beyond the fun and food-filled iowa state fair over the weekend, the mood turned somber when the talk turned to
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the mass shootings and what democrats call president trump and congress's inaction on guns. in part because of the nra. >> they're afraid of it. they should be exposed. they should be exposed for what they refuse to do because they're being intimidated by the nra. >> reporter: the former vice president in a "new york times" op-ed said if elected you'll push to reinstate the 1994 assault weapons ban which congress let expire 15 years ago. but biden taking heat for getting his dates wrong when saying this -- >> i watch what happened to those kids from parkland came to see me when i was vice president and -- and some of you covered it and you watch what happened when they went up in the halls of congress. congress was cowering. >> reporter: the park land shooting takes place more than a year after he was out of office. a biden campaign official saying the former vice president was referring to the sandy hook shooting which took place in 2012. but with public opinion now overwhelmingly in favor of
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expanding background checks, president trump said meaningful talks on background checks will take place. >> the republicans are look at it very seriously and i believe the nra -- i've spoken to them numerous times, they're really good people. they're great patriots. they love our country. they love our country so much and frankly i think they're going to get there also. >> reporter: but skeptics say the president promised action on background checks saver parkland and again after las vegas. until the nra weighed in. pete buttigieg arguing democrats must fight harder. >> my party has to get out of the defensive couch that has us thinking we're in the minority on these issues. america is with us in demanding common sense gun safety. >> andrea mitchell reporting there. let's check the forecast. i think summer is really trying to hang on. >> yes, and it is going to be hot the next few days. and then it comes down for the weekend. so we will catch a break as we take a live look outside right now.
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from our san bruno mountain camera looking at one finger of fog rolling across the bay and we'll see mostly sunny skies there and inland. this is a live look at palo alto as you head out for your lunch hour. our temperatures are going to quickly spike reaching the upper 80s today. we'll be up to 88 degrees during the 1:00 to 2:00 hour and then we'll start to gradually come back down. and as the seven-day forecast comes up at the bottom of the screen, you could see how it is it is the next few days. if you want to go for a run in concord, maybe too late if you want the comfortable weather for the rest of the afternoon we're staying in the low to mid-90s. and then as we go into the evening it may be a while before those temperatures come back down. as we look at our hour-by-hour forecast, where all of our microclimates, here at 3:00, in santa rosa at 88 and san jose at 88 degrees there. 92 in livermore, danville and in
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antioch. and then into 6:00, a lot of people getting ready to head home. it is 68 in san francisco. but it is 92 in concord. so we do still keep a wide range in temperatures across the bay area. and then if you are going out around sunset, it is going to be 70 in fremont at 8:30 while it is 82 degrees in concord. so we all cool down tonight back into the 60s and if you will be outside, the pollen report still shows a moderate amount of tree pollen. this is not changed from the past couple of weeks with our allergens still mostly tree pollen. through the next several days, we'll see temperatures ramp up as high pressure moves in. a clockwise wind flow will bring us northerly winds and it is blowing off shore to make it hot and dry for the middle of the week. but this will start to make its way back to the west as a storm system moves into the pacific northwest to bring in rain for portland as well as seattle, we're going to get the breezy
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winds and higher humidity blowing off of that. and it is going to help bring our temperatures down. so our spike in temperatures will last for the next couple of days. peaking on wednesday up to the upper 90s and then coming down the rest of the week. the weekend is looking nice once again. we're going to see highs in the low to mid-80s. san francisco in the mid-70s through the middle of the week. and then for the weekend we're back in the mid to upper 60s as the fog returns and we'll see por of that for saturday and sunday. marcus and laura. >> we'll look forward to that. coming up for you, it is proof that not all heroes wear capes. the new video of a rescue that had one california deputy quacking up over the weekend. but first, happening now, new research indicates teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to use marijuana. that is according to boston children's hospital. researchers took a look at studies involving 128,000 people from ages 12 to 24. those who vaped were 3.5 times
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salt. that is three times around. plus a double back flip. in case you were counting. >> watch it. >> she won the u.s. gymnastics medal, not surprisingly, for the sixth time. look at twist. and nails it too, bam. amazing. >> she is amazing. somebody else did an amazing thing. this officer you see right here, this is adorable video of a rescue effort. those four little ducklings are back together with their mom. thanks to the effort of a california sheriff patrolling in auburn when saturday someone flagged him down and said, hey, they fell into the drain so the officer jumped into and quickly rescued them and returning them to their mother. so off they go. >> there they go. >> away from the drain. >> but into the heat. >> yes. it would be hot inland the next few days. we'll see temperatures peak on wednesday and then come back down the rest of the week. san francisco is going to warm up into the mid-70s through wednesday. a lot more sunshine there. >> all right.
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not too bad. if we get over the hump of wednesday. we'll be great. >> we'll be good. >> that is the plan. and plan to see us tomorrow morning 4:30 to 7:00. >> have a good one.
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