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>> and he got it! >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >> good morning, it's wednesday, it's september 4. good to have you on board. i'm frank mallicoat. >> and i'm michelle griego. time now is 5:00. we're following breaking news now out of the east bay. one person was killed in a fire in san leandro overnight. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran spoke to a woman who tried to get the person out of the burning trailer. cate. >> reporter: michelle, we're told it was a dramatic scene when neighbors first arrived. we know that the fire investigator right now is here [ signal breakup ] this is a crime scene. you can take a look now still pretty busy out here at this mobile home park. as you mentioned earlier we did speak with one neighbor who was here. she saw smoke and actually tried to help the woman who was inside. >> are you okay? i don't know who she is. she said, no! i'm not! >> reporter: alameda county
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fire says the fire started around 3:35 this morning. within minutes firefighters say they were on scene. they went into fast attack mode because they heard from neighbors that someone was inside. the neighbors say it was a woman. that's unconfirmed. neighbors said they got here before firefighters. we worked quickly to try and extinguish the flames from that trailer and they said they actually even tried to break the windows trying to get her out. neighbors said that this woman in fact was a hoarder but firefighters say there was a great amount of stuff inside again could not confirm that detail. we are told that the fire started in the back of the travel trailer. again investigators are still here on scene trying to figure out how this whole thing started in the first place so there is still a bit of work to be done here on scene. again, we'll be getting more details as -- we'll be providing you more information as we get it. live in san leandro, cate caugiran, kpix 5. let's check traffic and weather.
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>> we'll start with the weather first. we have some patchy fog outside right now. looks like not a bad start to the day. not seeing the drizzle out toward the coastline. so we have some 50s and some 60s at this hour not as muggy around the bay area as we're seeing that subtropical moisture making its way eastward. so as we head in towards the afternoon, 83 in livermore, 38 in concord and 69 degrees spot on average in san francisco. much warmer weather is on the way. we'll talk about it coming up. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> we'll check on the roads and westbound 580 just got your usual brake lights beginning already at 5:02 this morning out of tracy so the commute begins but through the livermore valley things are still moving at the limit. southbound 880 is still a little sluggish even though they had cleared that accident. it was approaching the oak street exit. they have cleared all those
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cars to the oak street off- ramp. a few brake lights through downtown oakland. bay bridge no problems so far. we did see bigger-than-usual backups yesterday but i think there's just a lot of folks trying to check out the new views and the new eastern span that opened two days ago. that is traffic. back to you. >> thank you. the man convicted of holding three women captive for years was found dead in an ohio prison. officials say they found ariel castro hung in his jail cell. cbs news reporter susan mcginnis has the very latest developments from overnight. >> reporter: ariel castro the man responsible for holding three cleveland women captive for about a decade has apparently taken his own life. late last night, prison officials said inmate ariel castro was found hanging in his cell this evening at 9:20 p.m. at the correctional reception center in orient. shortly after, he was transporte to the hospital
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where he was pronounced dead. a thorough review of the incident is under way." in late july ariel castro was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years for the kidnapping, rape and torture of amanda berry, gina dejesus and michelle knight. a reporter talked with his aunt. she is concerned about how the girls will take the news of the suicide. >> then she also said, well, now he has to answer to god. that was it. he has to answer to god. >> reporter: the girls were kidnapped between 2002 and 2004 at ages 16, 14 and 20. they were rescued in may when amanda berry escaped from castro's home. neighbors say this is an appropriate end. >> i think he did those girls a favor by taking his own life because he took theirs. >> reporter: castro fathered a 6-year-old daughter with amanda berry during her catchivity. in new york, susan mcginnis, kpix 5. >> castro was taken off suicide watch in early june after it was determined he was not a risk and since then he had been
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in protective custody checked by the guards every 30 minutes. union city police have released the identity of a man killed during a confrontation with officers. investigators say 46-year-old virgil worrell was screaming profanities, acting incoherently when police responded to reports of a man firing a gun saturday on can nita way off officers shot them after he pointed his gun at them. there is a call for a hearing into the way san francisco police investigate accidents involving bicycles. the request from a san francisco supervisor comes after a truck struck and killed a woman on a bike south of market last month. police say the truck driver was at fault but he hasn't been cited and the case has not gone to prosecutors. a bay area oyster farm suffered another set back in its fight to stay open. drakes bay oyster company plants and harvests at least a third of the state's oysters at point reyes. now it's a step closer to closing. the judges ruled yesterday to
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uphold a previous decision not to renew the farm's lease and instead return the area to the wilderness. the farm owner is considering asking the full court to review the decision. the bus line in san mateo county is looking to lower prices. samtrans will hold a public hearing on the proposed fare changes this afternoon. the plan is to lower day passes and offer group discounts to housing complexes and businesses in hopes of attracting more riders. the opening of the new bay bridge has bay area transportation officials looking forward to the next big thing. a couple of projects are in the works now. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in fremont this morning the starting point of one of those projects. anne?! >> reporter: yeah, because this right now is the end of the line for bart here in fremont. that is about to change. bart is moving south and that is just one of several big projects on the line right now for bay area transportation officials. let's take a live look right now. it's a beautiful new bay
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bridge. that's the most recent accomplishment. $6.4billion and almost 24 years to complete. as this project wraps up this one is under way. the bart extension from fremont to san jose and santa clara. its going to be even more expensive than the bay bridge, about $7 billion. that won't be finished for several years. so as we have seen, there's a good chance of cost overruns over the years and then there's the mother of all public works projects, high-speed rail from san francisco to southern california costs now estimated between $65 billion and $80 billion. >> we have seen how tough it is to build big projects these days in our state with all the red tape and all the chances for people to belly ache about things. i think the high-speed rail project is going to have a lot of those same troubles in store. >> but the next big project is the fourth bore of the caldecott tunnel in the east bay. that could be open by the end of the month. we'll talk about that coming up in the next half hour.
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>> a lot of big projects in the area. anne, is there any way to prevent costs from getting out of control? >> reporter: you know, the whole bay bridge project and how that went down is really going to be a case study in how to prevent things from getting so crazy in the future and there's actually a senate transportation committee that's going to be going through all of that with a fine tooth come. >> we'll see what comes out of that. anne makovec live in fremont, thank you. our exclusive kpix 5/surveyusa poll shows 73% of people right here in the bay area believe syria's guilty of that chemical attack but only 29% are in favor of air strikes. 23% say the united states should take no action. 39% say we should offer support only. despite what those polls show, though, the white house is moving forward with its plans to gain support from congress to strike syrian military targets. as wendy gillette reports, president obama hopes to drum up international support while overseas. >> reporter: a key senate committee could vote as early
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as today on a revised resolution to authorize a military strike on syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons. the resolution bars the use of american ground troops for combat operations. if approved the president would have 60 days to order the strike and the authorization can be extended 30 days. >> i think getting the language right is very important. members want to know that our boots on the ground are not going to be there and we are not going to be mired down into a long civil war. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry spent tuesday on capitol hill urging his former colleagues to approve the authorization. he is optimistic the president will win the vote. >> i believe members of congress will look at this very, very closely and have great confidence in their judgment. >> reporter: while secretary kerry works to build support in congress, president obama is overseas trying to build international support. is the president arrived in stockholm today for a meeting
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with the prime minister. later he will push for more support among the g20 summit members in russia. >> president obama won't be meeting with russian president vladimir putin. russia says u.s. intelligence reports leaking syria's governments to the chemical weapons attack are faulty. the reality tv star honored in this massive corn maze. >> they are cute, furry and phony. pet owners are passing off their canine companions as service dogs and it's easy to pull it off. coming up. >> we have a lot of sunshine coming our way but the temperatures are really going to heat up in the next few days. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and we have your most popular east bay drive times and so far they are all in the clear. we'll take a check of mass transit after this. ,,,,,,,,,,
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the state assembly passed al allowing judges to legally gnize additional p a child in california could soon have multiple legal parents. the state assembly passed a bill allowing judges to legally recognize additional parents. senator mark leno of san francisco wrote the legislation. it was prompted by a recent court case involving a girl whose legal parents couldn't care for her and whose biological father was deemed not a parent. the bill returned to the senate
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for a final vote before heading to the governor. invites to apple's next event have come out. the polka dots hint at the new color for the iphone. at least one new iphone is widely expected to be unveiled at the company's cupertino headquarters next tuesday. so just when you get used to the five -- >> a blue six comes out. >> i'll take the green, elizabeth. >> they are cute. i guess i'm like 4 phones ago i'm so old school with my iphone 4. so immediate to catch up. all right. let's go out towards san jose. we have a live look this morning at 101 mckee exit. it's where we have one of our favorite photographers edgar this morning. and you can see northbound and southbound 101 all moving at the limit between san jose and santa clara. checking some other roadways out in the east bay here's a live look at the nimitz freeway 880 in oakland. they had that one earlier accident at oak street. it is now completely clear and the drive time has turned back to clear, turned back to green
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as well so only about 16 minutes between those downtown oakland exits and 238. if you are continuing farther south past the dumbarton exit towards milpitas and 237, no brake lights on that 237 ride through silicon valley all the way towards sunnyvale. here's once again a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. second morning commute now that we have seen traffic flowing and it's been moving well. it was pretty busy yesterday. but maybe drivers are slowing down a little bit once they got on the bridge to check out all the new views. so some of the approaches were pretty backed up yesterday. so if you want to get a head start right now everything looks great no delay westbound or eastbound 80. and san mateo bridge your alternate bridges westbound 92 looking good towards the peninsula and bart continues to run on time with all trains on schedule. that's the latest from the "timesaver traffic" center. with more on your forecast, sounds like we're heating things up. >> may have to wait a couple of
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days but temperatures will turn around. as we head in towards the weekend, some places will be getting hot outside. otherwise, patchy fog at the coast and inside the bay of temperatures in the 50s and the 60s. this afternoon a whole lot of sunshine again, and similar temperatures to yesterday, 80s inland and sunshine and mild conditions inside the bay with a lot of 60s and 70s, sun and clouds toward the coastline. low pressure off the coastline, temperatures slow to warm up over the next couple of days. but as long as it remains here it will keep the temperatures down a bit. near seasonal temperatures for now and high pressure builds in and temperatures heat up on the weekend. right now 89 sacramento. high country smoke and hot. 69 degrees in monterey bay today. south bay temperatures soaring into the 80s in many spots there. 70s toward mountain view and milpitas. 60s toward the coastline. 80s in the interior valleys in
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the east bay. then inside the bay some sunshine and 69 degrees in san francisco. 75 degrees in oakland. how about this? next couple of days temperatures holding steady. 90s on friday especially in the interior valleys. a nice weekend in store for the bay area on saturday and sunday, then we'll cool things down toward next week. >> good timing. >> i love when you start talking about the weekend. >> me, too. >> i'll start that on monday next week. >> what's today? >> hump day! >> right on cue, lawrence. [ laughter ] 5:17 now. when it comes to dogs, some people just can't leave home without them. and that's a real problem for people really relying on service dogs. sue kwon on the consumerwatch on the sudden spike in dogs going where they don't belong. >> reporter: her name is angel and amputee michel lewis says that's exactly what she is. >> she is ready to help. >> reporter: the service dog
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has been making michelle's life easier for the past year. but she says dog owners that try to pass their pets off as assistance dogs are making it harder. >> we're being questioned, you know, everywhere we go. well, is that really a service dog? >> reporter: california law bans all animals except service dogs in places that sell food but again and again we found dogs that don't fit the legal description of service dogs accompanying dogs in safeway, whole foods and target. angie from canine companions that trains service dogs says it's too easy for pet owners to find vets that identify an animal as a service dog. >> it's very easy unfortunately to get a service dog vest online. you can just google it. and they will send it right to you. >> reporter: it's true. we bought this vest online for $40. without having to provide any
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proof it was for an actual service dog. a serious problem for people like michelle. >> the dogs can get distracted, other dogs distracting real service dogs interfering with their work. >> reporter: there is a move to restrict the sale of vests to only dogs entitled to wear them. so far the petition has 10,000 signatures. >> reporter: therapy dogs, comfort dogs and emotional anxiety dogs are not considered service dogs when it comes to facilities that sell or serve food. sue kwon, kpix 5 consumerwatch. >> if you have a consumer issue or complaint, call our consumerwatch hotline at 888-5- helps-u. 5:19 right now. the crisis in syria dividing
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colon can't how about checking out a baseball game? some great weather, 12:35 game time, sunshine, mild weather, 74 degrees. bring the sunscreen. >> and checking your bridges across the bay area, it's nice to see all the bridge cams running with traffic including the bay bridge toll plaza. no problems there or the golden gate and san mateo bridges. more traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. good morning, everybody. just 16,133 on hand at the coliseum last night to watch the a's and rangers battle for the lead in the american league west. tied at one in the fifth when bartolo colon couldn't steal the comebacker. colon charged with an error opened up the flood games. texas goes ahead 2-1. that was
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part of a 3-run 5th inning. then bersin they beat the a's 5- 1. madison baumgarner balm has only one win since the all-star break. no decision last night. tied at 2 in the 8th, that's off javy lopez. padres beat the giants 3-2. u.s. open defending champ murray lost the first set and then won three straight sets and wins over dennis easter man. on the women's side serena williams delivered a birthday president to navarro. it took our crews longer to get to the entrance of the bay bridge than it took serena to winner had tennis match in 52 minutes. play of the day another example what makes the a's so enjoyable to watch? oakland's josh donaldson goes over the tarp to get this foul
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ball stretch and then gets a little assistance from the friendly a's fans. up he goes. the a's and rangers playing again today in a matinee at the coliseum. first pitch at 12:35. forget about it. shirts and posters, a bearded character can find his face on a corn maze. this is in north-central georgia. ducks fans will say that's a hey jacqueline at the top of the maze. that's the tag line for co robertson. looks good. that's quite the honor, right? >> almost looks like the former reliever for the giants mr. wilson. >> the beard, right? 5:25. beyond the new bay bridge and the $6.4 billion price tag. what is the next big deal that will cost more? >> complaints of racial profiling forcing a bay area police department to change its
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beginning to build coming up over the altamont pass. your latest travel times. we'll give them to you coming up. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, september 4. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30. and we begin with some developing news overnight. a woman tried to save her neighbor trapped in a burning travel trailer but couldn't get her out in time. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is gathering more information from the scene. she is in san leandro, joins us now live with the latest. cate. >> reporter: frank, that woman says the flames really were just too overwhelming for her and the other neighbors who tried to save the elderly woman who lived inside. you can take a look right now. there are still firefighters, investigators here on scene trying to assess the area right here taking a look at that travel trailer you see here. the woman we spoke to says she came here after she smelled smoke, even spoke to the woman she says lived inside that travel trailer. >> so are you okay? i don't know who she is. she said, no, i'm not! >> reporter: now, those
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neighbors struggled to try and help the woman inside. they looked for garden hoses, anything to try to put out the flames. unfortunately, they say, all the doors were locked and that woman that we spoke to says the victim is a disabled woman and was trapped inside. she told us that she and her son thought they were helping when they tried to break open the windows. >> my son came out and neighbors came out we were break the windows, and everything else, and it was just a little bit of smoke. and all of a sudden, it went up to a big, big smoke. big fire. >> reporter: alameda county fire says this started right around 3:35 this morning. they knocked out the fire quickly but they were not able to safe the person inside. -- they were not able to save the person inside. they first saw smoke in the back but firefighters don't know how it started. that's whatter their doing right now. they're still here on scene taking a look trying to comb through the ashes. we saw them inside that travel trailer looking for evidence that might give us an indication as to how this fire
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started. neighbors told us this woman who lived here was a hoarder but firefighters could not confirm this but they did tell us there was quite a bit of stuff inside making it very difficult for them to fight these flames. reporting live in san leandro, cate caugiran, kpix 5. some developing news out of ohio this morning where kidnapper ariel castro has died every the apparent suicide. guards found him in the prison last night. castro was pronounced dead at the hospital about an hour and a half later. last month castro was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years in prison for kidnapping three young women and raping them in a child home for nearly a decade . >> castro was taken off suicide watch in early june. since then he had been in protective custody and was checked by guards every 30 minutes. happening today, the same
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jurors who convicted serial killer joseph naso has his sentencing hearing this morning in san rafael. naso was found guilty of killing four women in northern california in the late 1970s and early 1990s. president obama is in sweeten. he will meet with leaders from other -- in sweden. he will meet with leaders from the area and will meet with leaders in st. peter'sburg, russia. the senate foreign relations committee in washington could vote on authorizing military action against syria. bay area representatives aren't on board just yet. they have written to the national security advisor asking a series of questions
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they want answered before making a decision. >> what if there is retaliation? ? >> after a white house meeting. house minority leader nancy pelosi joined house speaker john boehner in supporting u.s. action against syria. the bay bridge is now open for business it's time 20 start working on the next big thing here in the bay area. anne makovec is in fremont where one of those projects is well under way. good morning. >> at the end of the line, now bay area transportation officials moving to the more public transportation side of the big project. >> we have another payoff coming. we have the third bore of the
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caldecott tunnel bringing conshohocken relief in the off peek direction between alameda and contra costa county. emergency monitoring and response systems included in the tunnel traffic could be moving through by the end of the month. this could cost up to $7 billion when it's all finished. we'll talk about the high- speed rail coming up in the next half hour. >> how about the barred extension? when do they hope to finish it in right now they are saying 2018 but they might have that
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finished a little earlier. bicyclists can now hop on and enjoy the new bay bridge. they could get on the bike path in emeryville and grand avenue in west oakland. but the path is not finished yet. it stops before yerba buena island. . many people told us they're excited. >> bay area is going to be used for decades. at the very top where the bike ended it was really nice looking back towards the east bay was amazing and really scenic. >> the bike paddling is named after alexander zuckerman an
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avid cyclist in the bay area. >> beautiful. and it's weird to see bikers and pedestrians on the bridge. >> i know. >> what are you doing here? >> it's cool going eastbound because now it's just open. >> for $6 million it should be lined with gold. patchy fog out the door. otherwise that patchy fog continuing out over the bay bridge and well, we are seeing some temperatures running in the 50s and the 60s outside outside. this afternoon, plenty of sunshine. nice in the south bay, comfortable 70 degrees in milpitas, 87 one of the warm spots into morgan hill. east bay numbers easily into the 80s under sunny skies. and inside the bay, you will find plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. 69 degrees in san francisco. and 75 degrees in oakland. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> we are going to check out the eastshore freeway. really backed up as soon as
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they turned the metering lights on yesterday, so right now, things look great through richmond. here's a live look near the carlson exit. and it continues to look good westbound all the way into berkeley. but we'll be closely watching that. here's a live look at the new eastern span of the bay bridge. traffic heading towards the tunnel right now towards yerba buena island, so far moving at the limit. not too bad either behind the pay gates. of course, metering lights have not been turned on yet. but reviews are in and everyone seems to be liking the new span. someone told me it felt like they were floating. that's traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. oakland police have released a sketch of a man they say posed as a pg&e worker to rob an elderly couple wearing a hard hat and gloves when he approached the victims last month. the suspect was working with another man. they stole more than $5,000 worth of jewelry and cash. san jose police officers are now changing the way they detain people.
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officers will now record the exact details of each instance when they stop, detain or handcuff someone on the street without arresting them. it's a new policy prompted by complaints from blacks and latinos that officers ordered them to sit on the ground during limited detentions while whites were usually allowed to stand in the same situations. >> people are saying why do i have to sit on the curb when it is a traffic stop when it's clear i'm not armed? >> there's humiliation associated with that. there's the question of is it racial profiling? >> initially police will be dictating the information to dispatchers. they will input the data themselves starting in november when their car-mounted computers are updated. 5:39 right now. we have been hearing about it for years. but with the signup deadline looming how much do you really know about obamacare? >> and talk about a hot property a flashy new skyscraper is casting something a lot more concerning than a shadow. we'll explain when we come back. ,,
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the sun. rays have burned a bike seat and restaurant chair. >> that could be brutal if you're hanging out for half hour. >> no kidding. a mixed bag in premarket trading this morning. dow futures are down slightly while the nasdaq futures edged higher. wendy gillette of cbsmoneywatch.com joins us with the latest live in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there were small gains on wall street yesterday in early rallies fading after speaker of the house john boehner said he would support president obama's call for action against syria. the dow jones industrial average finished up 23 points. the nasdaq gained 22. september is a difficult month for investors. since 1945 the s&p 500 was down nearly six out of every 10 septembers and this year there are a number of other concerns. the possible military attack on syria, the federal reserve meeting later this month when the fed could taper its economic stimulus program and
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coming needs to pass a spending bill before october 1. today the federal reserve will release its latest assessment of the economy and major automakers are starting to post their august sales numbers. hotels are trying to get you to stay a little longer. but not just in their rooms, in their lobbies. lobbies are more often transforming into places to work, hang out with friends or have a drink. many hotel chains like marriott, starwood and hyatt are spending buildings to make their lobbies more user- friendly to translate into more alcohol sales and hopefully to entice people to pay more for rooms. frank and michelle? >> there's always a catch. >> yes. >> i understand there's a big auto recall to tell us about, too. >> reporter: toyota is recalling 370,000 vehicles for two issues. 200,000 for a hybrid system problem, another 169,000 may have an issue with an engine bolt. there are no reported accidents linked to either problem. back to you guys. >> thank you, wendy gillette of cbsmoneywatch.com.
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it is 5:44 now. firefighters are making good progress against the "rim" fire all evacuation orders have been lifted. the fire burning in and around yosemite national park is now 80% contained. they made great progress and started 19 days ago and torched nearly 370 square miles. thousands of people in tuolumne and mar most sa counties were allowed back home finally yesterday. still no official cause but investigators believe people on a big illegal pot farm somehow may have started the fire. many worried the fire and smoke threatened the hetch hetchy for more than 2 million people in san francisco and on the peninsula for their water supply but yesterday we got an all-clear. time now 5:45. let's get a check on the roads with elizabeth. how's it looking? >> it's looking great. we don't have any major hot spots out there now. they did turn on the metering lights on the bay bridge. we'll talk about that in a minute. first a live look at the south
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bay 101 near mckie. you see it definitely starting to get crowded in those northbound 101 lanes. the commute has definitely begun. here's a live look at traffic sensors through the altamont pass. westbound 580 begins to build out of tracy and continues past vasco road now. once you get closer towards the dublin interchange we are problem-free. if you are traveling along the peninsula, this is what it looks like pretty close to candlestick. no delay. 101 and 280 are both moving at the limit and checking the golden gate bridge and the richmond/san rafael bridge, actually it's a nice loop all the way around through marin county, southbound 101 all in the green this morning. so yeah, i was going to say that the bay bridge wasn't quite as backed up at this time yesterday since -- or this time today as we saw yesterday but they just turned the metering lights on at 5:44 this morning. so right now you can see some of the delays beginning to build but not too bad right now. it is starting to get a little crowded up the incline. we were relatively problem-free yesterday maybe slightly bigger backups than what we're used to but for right now we're just
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seeing those delays begin. mass transit great options. no problems on bart, ace, muni and caltrain. that's the latest "timesaver traffic." for more on your forecast, here he is, here's lawrence. >> starting out with some patchy, dense fog this morning, visibilities down to about a quarter of a mile in the napa valley, half a mile into santa rosa. so if you are stepping outside right now, still some fog to contend with early on this morning but by the afternoon becoming mostly sunny. these temperatures going to be very nice in the afternoon, mild inside the bay, warm in some of the valleys but much warmer weather is on the way as we look toward the weekend. so we have some changes in the works. this area of low pressure very slow to move and it looks like going to be hanging out the next couple of days so that will hold the temperatures down and that means the numbers going to be near seasonal for the next couple of days but after that, it changes. high pressure starts to build in these numbers are really going to start to warm up on friday and into the weekend. we do have some clouds this morning, some possible delays at sfo but by the afternoon should be sunny and bright about 73 degrees. around the country, a couple of possible places where you could see some delays into houston,
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some thunderstorms there at about 9. 95 in denver, chicago checking in with partly cloudy skies 82. and sunny and bright, no problems there in new york at 81 degrees. around the bay today, we'll see some 60s toward the coastline. 70s, maybe couple low 80s inside the bay and plenty of 80s and warm sunshine in the valleys. next couple of days the temperatures stay down but by the friday, looks like that ridge of high pressure really starts to build in. temperatures heating up going to be hot in spots over the weekend inland even nice toward the coast then we'll cool down headed into next week. all right. time to check out your schoolcast for today. this for casa grande high school in petaluma. temperatures there in the upper 50s at the morning bell. warming up for lunch recess into the 70s. and as you get out of school, almost 80 degrees plenty of sunshine there. if you would like to nominate your school, go to kpix.com/schoolcast. and we would love to put them on the air. >> casa grande. >> petaluma good place to hang out today. >> warm. >> thank you. 5:48 now.
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the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the affordable care act is looming. enrollment begins in less than a month. those who are uninsured have until march 31, 2014, to find coverage. dozens showed up at a town hall meeting in fremont last night to get a better understanding of obamacare. the bill left people confused. >> it did not ease my mind. it answered some specific questions but it didn't make me feel any more comfortable with the process. >> pretty self-evident tonight that there's a lot of questions and a lot of things we need to negotiate, understand better. >> the "covered california" website is a good source for information. another town hall meeting is planned for tonight in san francisco and one next week in hayward. in this morning's healthwatch, parents, listen up. if you yell at your teens you might be making their behavior
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worse. that's what researchers at the university of pittsburgh and the university of michigan are saying. they studied nearly 1,000 families in the u.s. and europe and found 13-year-olds whose parents are harsh on them verbally suffer more depression and are more likely to misbehave at school. >> researchers in germany announcing new noninvasive method to detect colon case. they say genetic testing on stool samples is more effective than screening a patient's blood for early signs of the cancer. more research is still needed to see how the new method compares to colonoscopies. deaths from cardiovascular disease could be prevented. the cdc says more than half of the preventable deaths involve people younger than 65. >> we had big reductions in people over 65 but much smaller reductions in that group of 55 to 65-year-olds. so once you hit 40 or 50 your
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pour st. petersburg for the g20 summit which is coming up in russia later this week. checking bay area headlines now, another performer from a san francisco adult film company has tested positive for hiv. actor rod daily confirmed the news on his twitter count shortly after another actor tested positive last month. the two are reportedly in an off screen relationship. last week a pornography group stopped the making of films because of this. a lab is moving forward. the pharmaceutical industry challenged it and a federal judge rejected a request. the ordinance is set to go into effect in november regarding drug disposal. many car lots in the bay area are running on empty because it's too hard to keep certain cars in stock on the lots. this dublin dealership is running out of the nissan sentra. experts say this year car sales
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bike path is officially open. >> the next big project on the list is the bart extension from fremont to san jose eclipsing even the cost of the new bay bridge. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morninggood morning, everyone, it's wednesday, september 3. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:00. we are following several developing stories as you wake up this morning. ariel castro the man convicted of kidnapping, raping and torturing three cleveland women for over a decade has killed himself. prison officials say he was found hanging in his cell last night. senators have revised a resolution that would authorize president obama to use military force against syria. the new draft specifically prohibits the president from putting u.s. troops on the ground. >> an overnight fire in san leandro killed one person. neighbors rushed to get the victim out

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