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climbers back on stable ground finally after scaling yosemite after scaling el capitan, 19 days of climbing completed their dream. 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 linda macdonald is captioning for you in real time. >> good morning, everyone. let's take a live look out at the bay bridge right now. you can see a little bit of that fog. there's a lot of fog in the east bay so just be careful if you are driving there. >> a little backup already, too. >> yeah. a little backup right there. >> 5:00, wow. >> i know. it's early. good morning, everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. good morning. it is 5:00 on your thursday. 6 people were hurt when a car slammed right through the front doors of a macy's department store article of kashkari in newark. kiet do reports. >> reporter: the front of the macy's is boarded up. security is guarding the store now. a lot of clean-up left to do after yesterday's confusion and
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chaos. that is when a 63-year-old woman was driving a honda fit when she suffered some kind of medical emergency and then plowed right through the front door of the macy's. she struck a man on the sidewalk, dragged him 80 feet into the store and then hit several more people inside. she went some distance before actually braking since the first skidmarks are seen inside the store. >> it was a miracle the car didn't hit a whole lot in terms of structures going inside. it was just the corridor happened to go down the corridor. it did impact several people inside. those people were transported. >> i was nervous. actually i saw the helicopters from like the highway when i took the 880 exit. you know? so i was really scared. and i was nervous that i would -- you know, i didn't want to lose any of my friends and -- and i'm scared for the people in there that got hurt. >> reporter: a total of 6 people were injured and the man who was struck on the sidewalk and dragged into there is in critical condition. the macy's was evacuated at the time of the crash and stayed closed until the end of the day. no word yet on when it will re- open.
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we're live in newark, kiet do, kpix 5. let's check the weather. >> we have a dense fog advisory in the east bay but fog is widespread. out the door we have areas of dense fog right now. concord visibility about a quarter of a mile. santa rosa 39 degrees and also a quarter mile visibility. it is in the 30s and 40s and now 50 degrees in san francisco as you head on out. there you have it. that highlighted yellow area. that is where we do have the dense fog advisory in place primarily for contra costa county. in addition, we do have another "spare the air" day. this is the 18th "spare the air" alert of the season unhealthy levels of pollution hazy today with the sunshine in the 50s and the 60s.
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flat winds so that's why we have the "spare the air" day. chances of rain in the north bay friday through sunday but the bay area could go the entire month of january with no rain which would be a record. >> wow. >> elizabeth? >> we do have fog, sorry. i'm spacing out. okay. [ laughter ] here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. there were some delays already in the cash lanes. that's pretty typical for this time of the morning. fortunately if you have a fastrak pass there are no metering lights and no delay for you. and all the overnight roadwork has cleared. it's also wrapped up in oakland now southbound 880 hegenberger. northbound roadwork cleared out. and an accident is officially gone all lanes back open in downtown southbound 880 at oak street. they ran a traffic break to clear it. a little hazy at the san mateo bridge. westbound 92 still looks great
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westbound and yeah, we have been talking about where is the foggiest this morning? so watch out if you are traveling 680 through parts of concord, clayton is pretty foggy, coming into walnut creek and then stretches of 24 as well is your hot spot. >> we just ordered you a triple espresso it's on the way. >> i'll be taking a nap in the back room. [ laughter ] protestors are planning a major disruption to friday's commute. kpix 5's anne makovec joins us live from san francisco to explain what this is all about. anne. reporter: this protest is scheduled for tomorrow at 7 a.m. here at the montgomery bart station in san francisco. it's right in the middle of this system which has the potential to screw up the entire system with residual delays. here's video of a similar protest that happened on black friday. 14 people chained themselves to the station and they were arrested and could have to pay
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$70,000 in restitution for lost fares for tying it up the trains. there is debate over whether or not there's fair. >> these people were making a peaceful protest. it was dignified. it was done with no violence whatsoever. if anyone should be gone after and prosecuted, it is people breaking windows, looting stores. >> reporter: he is referring to the protests we saw late last year in oakland done under the same guise, "black lives matter," but in a more violent form. we'll hear the opinion of bart's general manager coming up in the next half-hour. right now live in san francisco, anne makevoc, kpix 5. oakland mayor libby schaaf is vowing not to let the city suffer financially as a result of future protests in her city. "occupy" protests have cost taxpayers more than $9 million so far. about $2.5 million went to police overtime. the rest has gone towards legal settlements with protestors who claim they were mistreated by authorities.
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>> "occupy oakland" was an extremely expensive and, arguably, wasteful expense for the city of oakland. i am so committed to never having to go through that again. >> the mayor says she is also committed to protecting businesses from damage during protests that get out of hand. happening today, san francisco mayor lee will deliver his state of the city address. the mayor will speak at the san francisco produce market at 10 a.m. because of space limitations, only invited guests may attend. but the speech will be streamed live on the city's website sfgovtv.org. also today, homeowners in san leandro can start enrolling for an earthquake retrofit en sentive program. the city will give residents $3,000 to get their homes ready for the next "big one." the city also offers a class on how to do it. the application period goes until february 15 and there are requirements. the fbi says an ohio man's post on twitter led to an
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undercover operation and his arrest on charges of plotting to blow up the u.s. capitol building. investigators say 20-year-old christopher's lee cornell told an fbi informant they should wage jihad. he reportedly showed plans for bombing the capital and shooting people as they fled. cornell's father is at a loss to explain what happened. >> i believe he was really vulnerable and i believe he was coerced in a lot of ways. >> the fbi says cornell expressed support for the islamic state. he was arrested yesterday. investigators in france say there may have been a fourth person directly involved in the deadly attacks in paris. the three known suspects were killed last week during confrontations with police and now according to a published report in france, investigators suspect there may have been a fourth attacker. meanwhile, funerals are being held today for at least four staff members of the satirical newspaper charlie hebdo. they were killed in the attack in their paris offices. and it was a quick sellout for
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the first edition of charlie hebdo to be published after the massacre. and that's despite all the extra copies. normally 60,000 would be printed but this edition, there are 5 million. meanwhile, cnn reports 300 copies are being shipped for sale in the u.s., with another 1500 to canada mostly to french-speaking quebec. driver arrest cars could be a reality soon. details this morning on when tech giant google expects them to hit the road. >> plus, a new study is shedding light on people who do not exercise. what experts say you can do for 20 minutes a day to prevent an early death. >> from the kpix 5 weather center, good morning, everybody, we have a dense fog advisory in effect. we also have a "spare the air" day and how all this is going to affect your weekend still straight ahead. >> and we'll see some of that fog on 24 in parts of the east bay. in fact, here's a live look now at 24 in oakland as you come into telegraph. we'll take a check of mass transit coming up. but we also want we want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. ask a question or share a gripe by emailing crazy@kpix.com.
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good morning, see that area highlighted in yellow is this that's where we have a dense fog advisory in effect until 10 a.m. that encompasses the contra costa area where concord is reporting visibility at a quarter mile. we have your complete forecast still straight ahead. today marks six years since the so-called miracle on the hudson. january 15th, 2009, believe it or not, u.s. airways flight 1549 left new york's laguardia airport, ran into a flock of geese, damaging both engines. and, of course, captain chesley sully sullenberger of danville was forced to make the perfect water landing on the hudson river in the middle of winter and within 4 minutes emergency responders descended on the scene and all 155 people on board were rescued. what a story. >> that video never gets old. >> it's incredible. if you have ever heard him speak, he is amazing. >> he is. this is cool, too. two rock climbers including one out of santa rosa made a little
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history last night. >> kpix 5's mark kelly has more on their accomplishments at yosemite national park. >> reporter: this kiss seals 7 years of hard work. that's how long these climbers had been planning and training to scale el capitan. >> whoo! >> reporter: with a long lens, photographer tom evans has been capturing climbers kevin jorgeson and tommy caldwell scale the 3,000-foot peak. >> this i a giant leap forward for free climbing in the world and for yosemite. >> reporter: with each day people filled the meadow below el capitan for a glimpse of the man and a chance to cheer them off. they started the free climb december 27 taking a whipper along the way. with no equipment except a few safety ropes, fear of a fatal fall hung in the air. at night they slept hanging off the side of the cliff.
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jorgeson and caldwell scaled the final 500 feet, a flat granite wall, the final hurdle between these two men and the history books. mark kelly, kpix 5. >> i bet they slept very well. >> oh, i think so. >> can you imagine?! and their hands, my gosh. the climbers do plan to speak finally this morning so -- >> we'll have their comments later in the newscast. google says we may be driving around hands-free before the decade is out. the public could start testing google's new self-driving cars in the next two to five years. google has been testing them here in california for a while now. small cars don't require a steering wheel or pedals. just a lot of computer power and sensors. >> you know who is buying one? >> who? >> liz. [ pause ] >> elizabeth wenger. >> she is first in line. >> i'm first in line. that's one of my things i get as a traffic reporter. [ laughter ] >> is that right? >> free car. yes. >> and a triple latte? [ laughter ] didn't you know, didn't you get one? [ laughter ] here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza.
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we mentioned the delays in the cash lanes. looks like they cleared out. so at 5:14 no metering lights, no delay in the cash lanes or the fastrak lanes. and all the roadwork is gone. so no problems right now between oakland and san francisco. we have been talking about the fog this morning. chp issued a dense fog advisory for the santa rosa area on 101 around 2:30 this morning. but it may be dense if you are traveling out of that area. so just a heads up where sensors are giving all green right now. 880 in oakland, if you are heading to the airport, this is what it looks like close to the airport and coliseum. all those headlights that's southbound traffic. and it continues to move well on the approach to the san mateo bridge. we haven't seen any brake lights that we sometimes see on the approach to highway the 2. if you are continuing on the span, here's the flat section, just past the toll plaza, the drive time is 13 minutes between 880 and 101. so it looks great up and down over the high-rise. eastbound traffic is fine, as well. so in addition to that fog in the santa rosa area, knee some of us hit this in -- i know some of us hit this in the
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contra costa county. roberta will have the forecast in just seconds, but in the meantime 24 you will find the fog so you may need your fog lights there as well as parts of 680, coming into concord, clayton gets pretty foggy along marsh creek. everyone is still green on the guadalupe parkway and 101. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." let's get an update on your forecast. here's roberta. >> my son plays on a hockey league team and he came in around midnight to me, woke me up and said, mom, it's fuzzy outside! [ laughter ] >> and it is fuzzy outside. we have lots of fog out there this morning. good morning, everyone. in the livermore area the visibility is down it a quarter of a mile also in concord at 44 degrees. santa rosa is in the upper 30s with a quarter of a mile visibility. so even though we do have that dense fog advisory in effect until 10 a.m. for the east bay interior valley, it's more widespread as noted santa rosa with limited visibility at this hour. napa with one mile visibility. and in addition to the dense
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fog advisory, today all the way until midnight, it is a winter "spare the air" alert day. the 18th of the winter season. you're going to see some hazy sunshine today and the only opportunity for rain, so far this month, will come on friday through sunday. that's certainly not good news. we do have increasing cloud cover from the tail end of this system. it will work its way into the bay area tonight becoming partly to mostly cloudy. this is a huge dome of high pressure. it is so strong, it has diverted the storm track well into the pacific northwest. in fact, mind you, this area of low pressure is very impressive. but it's going to take the bulk of the precipitation right into washington state as well as in oregon and then as it hits up against the ridge of high pressure it's going to shear off and disintegrate only producing a 20% chance of a wayward shower across the northern half of the bay area primarily north of the golden gate bridge. so here we go. hazy sunshine in mendocino, 58 degrees.
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clouds in eureka with rain by tomorrow. in the high sierra we're talking about your tahoe report. its springtime skiing at heavenly valley. meanwhile, if you are heading to kirkwood we have 10 lifts available with plenty of springtime skiing. at sugar bowl as well no new snow in the forecast but the cascade, they are going to get hammered over the weekend. today we will see temperatures in the 60s for the most part. a few 50s along the immediate seashore. here's your extended forecast. it does call for pretty much a dry weather pattern. >> you want to follow this area of low pressure? we can do it together. get the cbs bay area weather app. check conditions in your area and get realtime radar because the storm does have precipitation associated with it. search "kpix" in the app store and download the cbs bay area weather app for iphone and android. >> you just have to drive to ukiah to see it! >> it's dismal. >> i know. >> oh-oh. >> thank you.
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all right. well, this should come as no surprise to anyone. a new study shows exercise that burns between 90 and 110 calories a day helps you live longer. a 20-minute brisk walk daily can reduce the risk of early death by as much as 30%. researchers also found lack of exercise could cause twice as many deaths as obesity. some tough new pesticide rules are going into effect for state farmers. calling for major cut back in chloropicrin. farmers inject the chemical into the soil of strawberries and other crops. it has sickened more than 300 people in monterey county since 2005, causes respiratory problems skin irritation and headaches. 5:19. president obama is pushing for better employee benefits. details on his plan to compensate workers on sick leave. >> and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, the new coaches we got one in oakland, we got one in san francisco. and the 49ers new coach
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reportedly wants new assistants. the big day in the bay area coming up. >> and you got a "cool school" out there is this we would love to hear from you. email your nominations to us at coolschools@kpix.com. we may come and feature your school on the show. we'll be right back.
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good morning. with a lot of dense fog for your east bay valleys, you may
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want to consider mass transit. so far all bart trains including those along the pittsburg-bay point line are all on time. we'll take another check of the roads. "kcbs traffic" it's all coming up. good morning, everyone. safe to say the 49ers' new head coach does not have the same pedigree that many others might have had. jim tomasula was a player with tiny catawba college in north carolina before he got a job as a strength and conditioning coach. struggling to make ends meet, tomasula lived out of his car and told us in 2010 that he took a job as a carpet salesman in between football gigs. >> i sold insurance matting. that's why i'm always paying attention. wipe your feet. we have the two kids and i thought i had to grow up. so we got out of coaching and one day i came home from work and the kids came to see me and i kind of pushed them out of the way to get up and make that call so i could make that $80 of commission and i came back
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down, my wife says, whoa, buddy. no. no. you got to get back into coaching. >> he is making more than 80 bucks now. so is this guy. raiders new head coach jack del rio is much closer to the bay area in roots. his parents are season ticketholders at the coliseum. he went to hayward high and we caught up with a former teammate yesterday. >> i talked to his best friend this morning. numb. he couldn't even speak. it's huge excitement, huge buzz going around the bay area. >> only problem with coming home, del rio will have a lot of guys like that guy trying to get season tickets. basketball note before i get out of here. warriors win their 8th straight last night. they beat the heat 104-89. golden state now 31-5. reaction from the 49ers new head coach tonight at 6:00. have a great day, everybody. all right, dennis. thanks. we are going to take you to oracle that the warriors game for the play of the day. andrew bogut back if the line-
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up starts the fast break behind- the-back pass draymond green gets it klay thompson to finish it. very nice. it's the warriors's 100th straight sellout at oracle and it just happens to be our play of the day. >> they're on fire. >> that's for sure. >> 5:25 right now. 6 people are hurt when a car slams into an east bay macy's. what investigators believe caused the accident. >> and the protest known as "occupy" turning into okay cue pay. why taxpayers are now on the hook for 9 million bucks and counting. >> reporter: you may want to reconsider your plans for tomorrow morning's commute. we'll tell you where and why up next.
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two free climbers making some history at yosemite. the special message from the president after they reached the top of el capitan. >> plus, bart riders beware. what officials say might hold up your commute tomorrow morning. it's not these guys. >> no, i don't think so. >> no. >> more people hitting the road including over at the bay bridge toll plaza which right now looks okay heading into the city. a full breakdown. your morning drive coming up. >> we could go the entire month of january with no measurable precipitation. so i'll tell you which day we finally could expect some rain. >> good morning, everyone. it's thursday, january 15. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. good morning. nearly 5:30. and tomorrow morning could be rough for commuters who rely on bart to get to work. >> kpix 5's anne makovec is live in san francisco to explain why protests may disrupt commuters' routines.
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anne. >> reporter: a big protest is planned for 7 a.m. here at the montgomery bart station in san francisco. that is exactly the time and the place that could mean havoc for the entire bay area's morning commute. it was arguably one of the most effective protests in months. 14 people chained themselves to a bart train on black friday. >> shut it down! >> reporter: oaklander carissa lewis was one of the them. >> it was really powerful. we were singing spirituals and chanting, um, and claiming space and holding space and lifting up folks who had been murdered by state violence. >> reporter: carissa and the 13 other protestors stopped the train cold for hours before being led off in cuffs. "black lives matter." >> reporter: still chanting. >> we knew we would be arrested and we were prepared for that. >> reporter: what they were not prepared for was a legal crackdown. bart is not only pressing charges against the black friday 14, they are discussing plans to force them to pay
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restitution. $70,000 in lost fares for the time the trains were tied up. >> you shouldn't have to pay to protest or pay for any consequences that might come up because you're exercising your first amendment rights. >> reporter: bart's general manager says she is willing to accept community service as opposed to financial restitution. those protestors, though, many of whom are the same planning tomorrow's protests, say that they want the charges dropped. anne makevoc, kpix 5. >> oakland mayor libby schaaf is vowing not to let the city suffer financially as a result of future protests in the city. their "occupy" protests have cost taxpayers more than $9 million so far about $2.5 million going to police overtime. the rest has gone towards legal settlements with protestors who claim they were mistreated by authorities. >> "occupy oakland" was an extremely expensive and, arguably, wasteful expense for the city of oakland.
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i am so committed to never having to go through that again. >> mayor also says she is committed to protecting businesses from being damaged during protests that have gotten out of hand. let's check our weather. >> we have the dense fog advisory in effect for the eastern portion of the bay area. but the fog is really widespread. in fact, santa rosa right mao is reporting visibility down to a quarter of a mile. good morning. out the door, temperatures vary from the 30s through the 40s into the 50s and we have a dense fog advisory. that yellow highlighted area there, that is contra costa county where currently visibility is less than a quarter of a mile. 49 degrees in san francisco today. later18th "spare the air" day of the season. temperatures with the hazy sunshine in the 60s for the most part except for pacifica
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in the upper 50s. the winds are flat. slight chance of rain friday through sunday in the north bay. otherwise dry on monday. a look at traffic with elizabeth. >> thanks, roberta. except for one earlier crash near downtown oakland we have been relatively incident- free. the last hour was a good time to head off on your morning commute except for fog in the east bay. here's the golden gate bridge. traffic with a few more cars now southbound should be opening four southbound lanes in the commute direction. we do have a couple of dense fog advisories that roberta lewded to. first to santa rosa chp issued one a couple of hours ago but it's still in effect along stretches of 101 and parts of contra costa county still affecting traffic on 680. also 24 and smaller roads in contra costa county. highway 92 across the san mateo bridge both sides of the bridge starting to pick up speeds now.
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13 to 14 minutes to get across the span. on the peninsula, sfo, everything looks great past san bruno down into the south bay. no delay. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." back to you guys. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. what caused a car to crash through the front door of a macy's store is still under investigation this morning. it happened at newpark mall in newark. kpix 5's kiet do is there. kiet. >> reporter: good morning. one man is still in critical condition after yesterday's crash and really this is not a good look for the macy's here. there's a huge hole in front of the front door plugged up with 15 by 15 feet of plywood out here. it is still a big mess inside. reporter: it was 4:48 in the afternoon when this honda fit cut a path through the parking lot at the newpark mall and 80 feet into the macy's men's department. >> she was moving at speed when she went in. >> reporter: there are no signs the driver tried to stop in the parking lot and that the braking skidmarks only start inside the department store. alameda county firefighters
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think the driver had a medical episode that caused the crash. the physical damage was severe. broken glass everywhere, doors thrown on top of sales racks. and mannequins down. but the human damage from the accident far worse. with six people injured, three shoppers. a man was rushed from the scene in critical condition. >> i believe that person may have been struck at the sidewalk and taken into the building. >> reporter: firefighters say there was no structural damage to the mall. but macy's was evacuated even as employees who were off heard the news and came to check on friends. >> i was nervous. actually i saw the helicopters from, like, the highway when i took the 880 exit. you know? so i was really scared ands of nervous. i didn't want to lose any of my friends and i'm scared for the people in there that got hurt. >> reporter: and the store was evacuated at the time and stayed close throughout the rest of the day. no word yet on when it will re- open. we're live in newark. kiet do, kpix 5.
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>> thank you, kiet. several east bay townhomes up in flames yesterday. a man who lived in one of them is now charged with arson is. the fire was roaring when the firefighters rolled up to ashwood drive in martinez around noon yesterday. at least four townhouses were burned. police eventually arrested 52- year-old david stanley boyle on arson charges. he lives in one of the townhomes that burned. neighbors tell us he was about to be evicted and that could be the reason for set something the fire. >> i can't explain the unreasonable, so -- [ laughter ] >> i'm logical. >> there was a lot of damage but nobody was injured. an ohio man is in custody this morning for allegedly plotting to blow up the u.s. capitol building. more on the charges he faces from cbs news' susan mcginnis. reporter: fbi officials say they stopped 20- year-old christopher cornell as he was taking the final steps to travel to washington and execute his plan. according to the criminal complaint, his plan was to kill employees and officers working
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in and around the u.s. capitol. cornell's plot was foiled outside this gun range in southwestern ohio while he allegedly bought two semi- automatic rifles and 600 rounds of ammunition, police were waiting outside to arrest him. >> by that time, the agents had come across the parking lot and two agents were on top of him, two or three. >> reporter: court documents show cornell, who used the twitter name [ non-english -- who used the twitterer name raheel mahrus ubaydah posted videos and other material online supporting isis. his father said he was a kid who somehow lost his way. >> i believe he was really vulnerable and i believe he was coerced in a lot of ways. >> reporter: last summer, cornell allegedly told an fbi informant, i believe we should just wage jihad under our own orders and plan attacks. lawmakers here on capitol hill are praising the fbi for stopping the plot. they also remain concerned about the growing threat of homegrown terrorists. in a statement, house homeland security committee chair michael mccall pressed the
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administration to work urgently to counter violent islamic extremism in the u.s. the white house plans to hold a summit on the matter next month. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> the fbi maintains cornell had real intent but the public was never in any danger. investigators now in france say there may have been a fourth person directly involved in the deadly attacks in paris. the three known suspects were killed last week during confrontations with the police. now according to a published report in france, investigators suspect there may have been a fourth attacker. funerals are being held today for four staff members at the satirical newspaper charlie hebdo. they were killed in the attack on their paris offices. it was a quick sellout for the first edition of charlie hebdo to be published after the massacre. and that despite all the extra copies. normally 60,000 would have been ribbed but this edition there are --would have been printed, but this edition there are 5 million. 300 copies are being shipped for sale in the u.s. with 1500 to canada.
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mostly in french-speaking quebec. don't look to the irs if you need helping filing your tax return. the agency doesn't have the staff to help you. that's because republicans in congress have drastically cut irs' budget to fight back against obamacare. the agency's budgets was slashed by nearly $350 million. irs will have to furlough employees and there will be no help for low income tax pairs and refunds could be delayed. president obama will renew his push for paid sick days and paid family leave. an adviser to the president wrote about that in a blog on linkedin. mr. obama is pushing congress to pass the healthy families act that will allow workers to earn up to 7 paid sick days a year. the president wants cities and states to pass similar laws. he is expected to talk more on the topic today in baltimore. a lot of people on edge in hollywood this morning.
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it's a big day. oscar nominations are being announced at this very moment. you're looking at a live picture. actor chris pine, jj abrams and last year's best director winner are doing the honors this morning. >> and this might be jennifer aniston's year. there's a lot of buzz about her role in a movie that comes out next week so she could be up for best actress. we'll just have to see. that category and all the major ones are being announced right now. looks like costume design is being announced at the moment. we'll have more on the nominations in the next hour and the big oscar show airs february 22nd righter who on kpix 5. there are some good performances this year. >> eddie redmayne, michael keaton in birdman. so we'll see. >> he won the golden globe. we'll check in later. the latest retail sales numbers have some economists worried about deflation. >> cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger is here with details and jill, tell us what
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does deflation mean? >> reporter: it means a drop in the price of goods and services. in other words, it's the exact opposite of inflation. economists expect that the plunge in oil prices pushed down wholesale and consumer prices in december. we just got the ppi out actually, prices were down on the wholesale level 3/10ths of a percent from the previous month. and now we are looking at prices being lower -- sorry, higher from a year ago but only by about 1%. and for a frame of reference, the feds targeted 2% inflation. >> well, shouldn't we like falling price? >> yeah, i know. this is the counter intuitive, okay? but when deflation is persistent, it causes a vicious cycle. companies reduce prices and leads into their processes and could lead to job and wage cuts causing consumers to spend less so they can pay for their fixed costs like taxes or mortgages. and the longer the deflation goes on, the higher the risk that people and businesses become accustomed to the
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situation and they just delay spending hoping they will eventually be able to buy things more cheaply. this basically puts the entire economy in neutral. >> so what are the economic pundits thinking? is deflation coming? >> >> reporter: they are trying to determine whether the current drop in prices is temporary or something is brewing. odds are while negative readings on inflation could persist month over month for the first half of the year, i think most would say the situation is probably temporary. i think generally speaking, we don't like deflation. so we want this to be temporary. so enjoy the low prices while you can. >> all right. jill schlesinger, thank you. it is 5:42. cameras are rolling when an out- of-control driver speeds right through a car wash. what the man behind the wheel says caused him to lose control of the car. >> and a live look out at the bay bridge. the roads are pretty active this morning. we'll get that live look, too. there it is. beautiful lights out there.
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good morning. welcome back to "kpix 5 morning news" right here on kpix 5. we have a dense fog alert in effect until 10 a.m. this morning. right there in the yellow highlighted area, the fog is pretty widespread this morning. once it lifts, it is the 18th "spare the air" alert of the season. i'll talk about how all this will impact your weekend as the news continues. watch this close call at a sacramento car wash. a 94-year-old man paid for his wash and blasted through at 40 miles an hour. you can see a worker waving at him and jumping out of the way. >> hello. >> yup. as he flies through the wash. no one was hurt. and the driver says he just couldn't get his foot off the gas pedal.
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>> car is clean, though. >> well, i don't think so! he went by too quick. >> that was quick. san rafael police are looking for a 95-year-old man who has been missing since yesterday. everett is considered at risk last seen driving a black 1995 mercedes s320 license plate number ca6cfx040. if you have seen the car or mr. whistle call saab rafael police. we are hearing from the two men who just made rock climbing history. >> bet they slept well last night. kevin jorgeson and tommy caldwell reached the top of el capitan today the first to ever scale the dawn wall in a free climb. friends, family and the media who took an easier way to the top celebrated with the climbers as they finished their stunning accomplishment. >> well, comemy first envisioned this line in 2007 and it is a pretty audacious goal given where the climb is
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located on el cap. all the other climbs follow very distinct cracks and this is the blankest section of the wall. so it really did take every bit of those 7 years of work to make this real. >> and the full interview can be seen on "cbs this morning" about 8:20 this morning right here on kpix 5. the president congratulated the climbers with an online posting that included a photo of him standing in front of a yosemite painting. his message to jorgeson and caldwell read in part, you rehe me ind us that anything is possible. -- you remind us that anything is possible. >> i like that he stands in front of a painting at yosemite. [ laughter ] >> not in front of yosemite. all right. anyway. >> road trip. let's get to traffic. in vallejo, a couple of new accidents coming in the last few minutes. so this one is an overturn accident. it's the eastbound lanes of 80 approaching redwood parkway into vallejo and we are
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starting to see slowdowns. so the car ran off the road. if they need tow crews to retrieve it that will cause backup. it's counter-commute. not sure about injuries. they switched on the metering lights on the bay bridge now we have delays in the fastrak and cash lanes. they just switched them on a few minutes ago. backed up to the 880 overcrossing for now. once you hit the bridge everything is quiet end to end across the span. here's a live look at the san mateo bridge. westbound 92. so this is traffic heading eastbound off the high-rise. this is the commute direction. both directions look great though. no big delays so far between hayward and foster city. slow on 80 on the approach to 92. there is fog on this commute can barely see the dublin- pleasanton traffic camera. so that that may be slowing
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down the ride through here. livermore valley 27 minutes to take you between the altamont pass and 680. but obviously on that approach to vasco, that's where it is the slowest. there are some foggy commutes in parts of the east bay long stretches of 24. 680 in walnut creek. in oakland things are clearer. heading into silicon valley, westbound 237, no big delay there. you can see out of milpitas into sunnyvale, it's a pretty quick trip about an 8-minute ride end to end between milpitas and sunnyvale. and along the peninsula, everything is 65 miles per hour. these are live drive times so two thumbs up there. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." let's get an update on your foggy drive to work. here's roberta. a look at our live weather camera looking towards the bay bridge where currently we have high overcast here. but in other parts of the bay area, we are socked in. good morning, everybody. currently we are in the 30s and 40s. check out santa rosa. 39 degrees. we do visibility there down to a quarter of a mile due to areas of dense fog.
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a quarter of a mile visibility in livermore, concord in the 40s. 40s in san francisco. this yellow highlighted area this indicates where we have the dense fog advisory until 10 a.m. it does encompass the east bay interior valleys. however, i have been noting that the fog which is seeping in from the central valley is also traversing toward the northern portion of the bay area. so widespread fog this morning and once it lifts, we have our 18th winter "spare the air" alert of the season. a bit of hazy sunshine in your forecast today. this fog will probably affect sfo. we'll keep a watchful eye on that. so far no reports of any local airport delays. rain chances, come friday and sunday and let's hope it gets something because this is what our computer models did suggest the beginning of january, that we would have above average rainfall chances and look where we are as of right now. 0 rain. no rain at all. no measurable rainfall. last year we had a record of
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only .06" of rain and looks like we'll break that record. we have an area of low pressure well to the north of the bay area. we are on the tail end of this system. as it bangs up against the ridge of high pressure it's shearing apart at the seams so therefore only a chance of rain showers on friday through sunday. fog at the state capital. fog in fresno. skiing is like springtime skiing in the high sierra. sun-up at 7:24. it will be hazy at best. and later today with the stagnant air, upper 50s and 60s. the winds are relatively on the flat side. we'll cloud up beginning tonight. we'll have that chance of rain showers north of the golden gate bridge on friday but no measurable rain is expected at this time here. and we'll keep it partly cloudy for monday. if you want to track all of this, you can do so by our weather app. you have to download it look for kpix 5 at the weather app store. >> go ahead. >> have we ever had a month
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after january with no rain? >> this would be a record as far as measurable precipitation. we usually have january as the rainiest month so we have to hope for over 100% of precipitation in the mont ♪watching everybody eating♪ ♪what they want all day♪ ♪oh this tasteless cardboard♪ ♪brings me nothing but more shame ♪ ♪turning every turn until i find something right♪ ♪and it...takes my breath away♪
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230-foot plunge off bodega head cliff was reunited with his rescuers at children's hospital oakland. 4-year-old sebastien johnson waving from his wheelchair then hugged the bodega bay firefighters who saved him after that near fatal fall this past november. >> i'm glad he is doing so well. just didn't -- a lot of emotions, um, coming down here. [ voice breaking ] >> but i'm glad i did. >> sebastien is a hero. to be able to survive that fall and just to be able to be walking now, it's just amazing. >> the family thinks he will leave the hospital in the next couple of weeks. a bay area beer company has dropped its lawsuit against a rival brewery after some frosty backlash on social media. lagunitas brewing company sued chico-based sierra nevada over the label of sierra nevada's newest beer. lagunitas believed the new label was too similar to its own label. well, fans started berating lagunitas over the lawsuit
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leading to the owner of the brewery to drop the suit. 5:55. it's a feat many considered impossible. straight ahead we are going to hear from the two free climbers who scaled el capitan for the first time since their historic climb. coming your way. >> reporter: and i'm kiet do live at the newpark mall in newark where a man is in critical condition after getting hit and dragged 80 feet
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>> she was going at speed when she went in the door. six people were hurt one critically when a car drove 80 feet inside macy's at the newpark mall in newark. it appears the driver made no attempt to stop. firefighters say there was no structural damage to the mall. >> really vulnerable. i believe he was coerced in a lot of ways. >> an ohio man is charged with plotting a terror attack on the u.s. capitol. the 20-year-old was arrested after buying two rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
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fbi says he planned to use them to kill government officials. [ applause and cheers ] >> two free climbers back on stable ground finally after scaling yosemite after scaling el capitan, 19 days of climbing completed their dream. 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 linda macdonald is captioning for you in real time. >> good morning, everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 6:00. and new this morning, the two men who made rock climbing history are telling their stories. >> kevin jorgeson of santa rosa and tommy caldwell of colorado reached the tomorrow of el capitan at yosemite national park. they are the first to ever scale he will cap's slippery dawn wall in a free climb can nothing but ha

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