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investigating a bomb threat directed as a plane flying from sfo to new york. authorities searched the plane after it landed at jfk airport and nothing dangerous was found on board. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on kpix 5 news this morning. >> corner three. let's take a live look out at the bay bridge. at the toll plaza right there. what do you see? besides headlights. >> i see a lot of f. o. g. >> a lot of fog. good morning everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> hi everyone, i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00. yeah, it was -- kind of yucky on the drive in this morning. so if you're -- meteorological terms. >> dewey and -- >> yucky. >> i like it -- well i have a cousin and she calls me and she goes hey cuz it's fuzzy outside. it's down right dense. in fact not this foggy at the bay bridge in years. you can't even see the approach to the tunnel this morning.
that's a look from the rooftop to the bay bridge which it's gone you can't even see it. limited visibility at this hour and we currently have air temperatures pretty much into the 50s. later today, from the 50s to the 60s. and i got to show you something here. because as we slide towards the weekend, we're talking about near or record warmth right here in the bay area. highs in the low and mid- 70s and frank what do i say about that? >> you say we need rain but if we don't have reign let's have nine. -- rain let's have sunshine. >> what i've been saying is that is wrong. the temperatures. >> tiebreak. >> that can be a record breaker? >> a heck of a weekend i can tell you. >> yes crazy. all right out the door, as roberta said it's fuzzy or what was your word? >> pewey. >> outside. yeah. so it is really hard to see. we've all said that as we were driving into work that we really couldn't even see the tunnel on the approach. just kind of follow the white line there. in the meantime just some slight delays in the cash lanes. no big issue right now. and we really have not seen too many accidents because of the
fog. so that's the good news drivers are taking it extra slow. being extra careful this morning, here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. you have to look really closely at the outskirts of the camera. san mateo bridge is actually clearing a little bit. and well i don't think they cleared their dense fog advisory but that sign was lit up there for a while. just kind of chp warning the visibility was pretty bad out of hayward on westbound 92. so again, most of the bridges have the dense fog advisories in effect but at least all of mass transit is on time. including b.a.r.t.. all right liz thank you for that. it's 5:02. police arrested dozens of protesters who brought the san mateo bridge to a standstill during the evening commute last night. kpix 5's ryan takeo joins us live from the toll plaza there with an update on those protesters. i would imagine they all went home right? >> reporter: yep we just found out that in the last hour, we found out that these protesters now out of jail. they were booked and they were
processed and now they are released from jail. here's what it looked like last night about 5:00 during the afternoon commute. the protesters jumped out of their cars in the westbound lanes of the san mateo bridge at the high-rise and stopped traffic. they chanted black lives matter on the martin luther king jr. holiday. a driver going eastbound took this video of the crowd blocking the lanes. some drivers here at the toll plaza took drastic action. turning around against traffic. and they were furious. >> i think they're not accomplishing anything by this -- this protest. because all it does is anger people. you know? i mean i'm just trying to get home like everybody else on this bridge is. and it's pointless in my opinion. >> reporter: the group silicon shutdown says it organized the rally of mostly stanford students. each of the 68 protesters faces two misdemeanors for obstructing movement and preventing passage. live at the san mateo bridge, ryan takeo, kpix 5. >> thank you ryan. earlier in the day
demonstrators in oakland converged on the home of the city's new mayor. [ chanting ] antipolice protesters gathered right in front of libby schaaf's home before dawn yesterday armed with banners and a loud message. they said they were angry that she spent her first day on the job touring the city with police officers. kpix 5's phil matier asked the mayor about the ruckus. >> the demonstration this morning was very peaceful. it was respectful. thankfully my children actually slept through it. >> reporter: is it a little noisy for the neighbors? >> i do apologize to my neighbors that there are costs to living near a public figure. >> the protesters said oakland should be spending less money on law enforcement and more on schools and infrastructure. growing signs this is not a typical flu season. some cough medicines are in short supply and some local
hospitals are putting restrictions on visitors. kpix 5's kiet do joins us live from san jose's o'connor hospital. one of the local facilities taking steps to stop the flu from spreading. kiet? >> reporter: good morning, yeah we're live here right on the front lines of the battle against the flu. turns out hospitals are taking drastic measures to try and stop the spread of the disease. here at o'connor hospital they're encouraging everyone to wear mask even though they may have had the flu vaccine. this is for their protection and the protection of others and even posted a sign with a guard restricting anyone under 16 years old from entering. he saw a girl get turned away when she tried to get in the hospital. >> there are a lot of children that are sick right now and there's others viruses circulating in the community that are affecting primarily children along with the flu. so they're tending to be a good population to bring something into the hospital. we want the keep that out. -- to keep that out. >> reporter: we have also discovered bay area pharmacies are running out of a popular
cough medicine. billion codeine. a walgreens in san francisco told our cate cauguiran she had to wait weeks for the next shipment. after hunting around she found some but was rationed to just four ounces even though the prescription called for more. so blame it all on the flu. it turns out that this year's vaccine is not 100% effective against the strain that is hitting the west coast right now. we're live in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. wildlife experts still trying to identify a substance that killed at least 80 birds in the san francisco bay. the gray material has no odor and is not believed to be toxic. but it does coat the birds' feathers preventing the birds from insulating their bodies. experts and volunteers have been scrambling now to clean the surviving birds. most of the birds have been found off hayward san leandro and alameda. we have new details this morning about the death of fitness guru greg plitt in burbank. he was struck and killed by a train saturday when he was filming a video for his
website. friends say he tripped and fell before he was hit. they say he enjoyed making his fitness videos on the railroad tracks but train officials say he didn't have a proper permit to film. happening today, two brothers from the central valley are due in court to enter pleas in connection with an assault at a 49er football game. it was back in october two men were attacked and beaten in a restroom in the stadium. santa clara. daria and amadore face felony assault charges and due to face a judge at 9:00 this morning. jury selection consistent to begin today in colorado for the trial of a mass murder. the defendant jones is accused -- james holmes is accused of going on a shooting spree in aurora in 2012. 12 people were killed and 70 others injured in the attack and 9,000 prospectsive jurors have been lined up for the high- profile case. he could face the death penalty though although colorado has
executed only one person in the past 40 years. time now is 5:07. black ice sends drivers slipping and siding and -- sliding and causes thousands of accidents. the one near hit caught on camera. >> and check out the 880 camera in oakland. fog is getting denser and densers. at least the roadwork is now cleared in san leandro. a full look at the travel times is coming up. >> besides the fog we have the sun, the earth and the moon all in complete alignment. the effect it will have on your tuesday. for over 60,000 california foster children nights can feel long and lonely. i miss my sister. i miss my old school. i miss my room. i don't want special treatment. i just wanna feel normal. to help, sleep train is collecting pajamas for foster children, big and small.
good morning and welcome back to kpix 5 morning news. it is -- tuesday actually. january 20th. and today we have the king tides it's impacting the coastline and the waterfronts today. meanwhile take a look at the fog. acting like a blanket over the city of san francisco. the complete forecast as the fuzz continues right here on -- news continues right here on kpix 5. happening today we expect to learn which community colleges in california can offer four year degree programs for the first time. state legislators have approved a pilot project for 15 schools offering programs that are not available for csu or uc. they must address needs in the work force such as in health care or the automotive industry. some multiple sectors of the economy will likely benefit.
the president will deliver his state of the union address tonight. and for him it will be the first time in front of a republican led congress. the white house is already unveiled much of what the president will propose. he'll lay out plans for six weeks of paid family leave forral workers and -- federal workers and new cyber security protections for consumers. he is also wants to help struggling americans by raising money through a higher capital gains tax rate. >> he's going to try to say i know that the middle class is still struggling. and i'm the one who's going to lift the democrat party and try to correct the. the republicans are not going to correct it. >> state of the union address can be seen live right here tonight on kpix 5 it all starts at 6:00. one person is dead after a freeway overpass collapsed in cincinnati, ohio. the falling overpass crushed a regard and killed a -- tractor- trailer and killed a construction workers. it happened on interstate 75 near downtown cincinnati. the collapse happened last night while crews were working to demolish the overpass.
police chief says something went terribly wrong. people in the area felt the earth shake. >> i was in the kitchen cleaning up the kitchen and we heard a big loud noise and the building shook. i thought maybe somebody had ran into my house with a car. >> it's expected to be at least 48 hours before the freeway is cleared and reopened. and until then, gridlock is expected for cincinnati commuters. a driver had a close call in new jersey. a semi-truck almost crashed into his car on saturday. and he caught it on video. driver was pulled over on interstate 95 in new brunswick when the semi-truck came barreling from behind. swerved and then jumped over the median. truck missed the car by just a few feet. skated across the roadway until you see there crashing to a stop. black ice may have been a factor. >> unbelievable. good camerawork too. hand all the way across. >> luckily it missed him and some other cars. if you have fog lights here in the bay area you might
immediate them this morning -- need them this morning. >> the fog is really really thick. some of the thickest fog we've seen actually on the bay bridge in quite some time. really tough the see. can't even see the top of the bridge coming in. making it a little difficult to see the traffic as well. at the toll plaza it's cleared out in the cash lanes and yes there's the chp issued dense fog advisory for the bay bridge, the carquinez bridge and the richmond san rafael bridge. they canceled it for the san mateo bridge a short while ago. one accident is a two car crash on the right hand shoulder but it's coming into the macarthur maze. westbound 24 at that approach to westbound 580. so fortunately we are not seeing any delays yet in oakland. we'll let you know if that changes but it's mostly a visual distraction right now. visual distractions abound across the golden gate bridge. just driving conditions once again visibility really down out of sausalito into san francisco. and with that new median barrier just kind of you know just a little extra tricky driving right now trying to get
into san francisco. what is this? 880 in oakland wow for a second there i thought the camera was down but it's not. you can barely make out a few headlights coming southbound near oakland airport. we could actually see traffic when we first got on the air near the oakland airport and oakland coliseum and now it's just socked in completely. so westbound highway 4 just seeing your usual brake lights right now. past the antioch bridge. 8th street that approach is pretty clogged up and it clears out at the pittsburg bay point exits. otherwise westbound 580 just slow and go out of tracy to vasco now in livermore. eastbound 580 a little sluggish there as well. and then clears out and then a few tapping of the brake lights once you get closer to the dublin interchange and 680. not all of the cameras are fogged in though. in part os temperature south bay we can see the cameras clear including 880, 237 and silicon valley coming around the bend heading to sunnyvale. b.a.r.t. is on time also. i know there were some delays yesterday but everything is
clocking in problem free. so if you have any questions about your morning commute. tune to the radio partners kcbs and you can find them at -- all right, that's the latest from here. roberta? well, i can guess what the forecast is, foggy. absolutely. spot on there. i truly believe the reason why the national weather service has not issued a dense fog advisory as of yet is because we have just a sheet of high clouds on the satellite imagery. so it's very difficult for them to see the fog underneath that sheet of clouds. so we depend on all of you out there, you can facebook us and you can tweet us. tell us just how foggy it is in your neighborhood. this is a view from our weather camera, perched atop the kpix 5 studios. looking out to the bay waters and you should be seeing the bay bridge but it gives you a good indication of how limited the visibility is at this hour. we are in the 40s and 50s. currently. the winds are nonexistent. you better believe we will have delays at sfo on arriving flights and no reports as of yet. it's going to be a very mild
day today with good air quality. and this is a king tide event day. day number two. tomorrow will be three. high tide at 10:46 and we will have the king tide and it will impact the coastline right here in the bay area with some minor coastal floodingments also very strong rip currents when we see low tide later on this afternoon. today partly cloudy and 66 degrees and santa cruz we're anticipating pretty strong and big breakers at the harbor entrances. this is a swath of cloudiness i was alluding to and this is enabling right now the national weather service from seeing the fog. see watch this. back up again. there you have the tule fog in the central valley but then the clouds come overhead and it's not visible. that's in the bay area right now and trust us. it's foggy out the door. we'll become sunny and high pressure is moving closer and closer to the state of california. so we're going to have this offshore flow happening all week and all weekend. 61 state capital at this hour. 47 south shore and 66 in
monterey bay. meanwhile our numbers, 50s beaches and 60s bayside and into the inland areas northwest breeze to 10 miles per hour. the extended forecast that ridge of high pressure is inching closer and closer. we will have an offshore flow by friday all the bay into monday -- way into monday with near or record warm. we're talking 75 degrees in the warmest locations even at the beaches i got to tell you, you can track this weather pattern together. with me all you have to do is get our kpix 5 weather app and you can check out conditions in your own neighborhood and even check the radar if and when it's ever going to rain again. search kpix 5 and download the cbs bay area yeah app. it's now -- weather app. it's now available an both iphone and android. i got to tell you in situations like the dense fog advisory you'll be one of the first to know because we have alerts on it. i really highly recommend it. it's super easy. even frank can do it. >> anyone can. >> i'm leaving if a.m. right now. you guys can ranging -- leaving right now. you guys are ganging up on me.
>> is it still pewey right now? a woman who hurt her knee while hiking was airlifted from some rugged terrain in southern california. here she is, rescuers placed the 25-year-old woman in a red canvas stretcher yesterday afternoon. then a helicopter from the l. a. fire department hoisted her up to safety. her injuries are likely a little more serious than just the knee problem there. director clint eastwood's "american sniper" earned more than $105 million in the u.s. and canada over the martin luther king jr. weekend. it's the new all-time record for a january weekend. bradley cooper stars as navy s.e.a.l. marksman chris kyle and some celebrities though posted critical messages about the film on social media. michael moore said his uncle was killed by a sniper in world war ii and he was always taught snipers were cowards. >> it doesn't surprise me because this is a movie that the filmmakers knew that when it would generate some
controversy. >> "american sniper" is nominated for six academy awards. 5:20. pope francis preparing for a big u.s. visit later this year. the major city you won't see the pontiff when he makes his trip to the u.s.. >> and i'm dennis o'donnell coming up a sports event in italy yesterday became a national story for two reasons. what happened to tiger woods and why was he there? and why is this man laughing? [ laughter ] >> he's happy. >> he should be. >> what is cool about your school? you can e-mail your nomination to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. and we may come and feature your school on the show.
good morning, here's a live look at the san mateo bridge. and the good news is we can see the cars once again. they have actually canceled the dense fog advisory that was in effect earlier between hayward and foster city. a number of your other bridges and freeways though are really socked in. which ones are the foggiest, kcbs traffic is all coming up. good morning everyone. the biggest home field advantage in sports has got to be century link field in seattle. right? but in the nba, do i dare say
oracle arena? no school, no sweat for these kids took in the monday matinee. first quarter, golden state stingy defense. clay thompson got it and dishes to steph curry for the layup. warriors up over the nuggets. second half golden state up 31. harrison barnes to clay thompson, three ball. good. he had 22. all 13 warrior who is played scored. including james michael mcadoo making his nba debut. this guy was in santa cruz two days ago and scored 11 points in 13 minutes and warriors won 122-79. their 16th win in a row at home and mcadoo was given the game hall after his day -- ball after his debut. >> something i'll remember for a long time. coach gave me the game ball. >> if you were going up against the team how would you practice? >> against us? >> yeah. >> why would i answer that? [ laughter ] next question. skiing legend lindsey vonn set a world record with her
63rd win in italy yesterday. but her boyfriend tiger woods was causing the storm. he had a front tooth knocked out apparently by a photographer. woods surprised vonn after the race during the awards ceremony. he wasn't even supposed to be there. he's playing in his first guilty of tournament -- golf tournament of this year this thursday in phoenix. his agent is saying he got knocked out by a photographer. the ski organization said that's not the way it came down. stay tuned. more on that tonight and all your sports at 6:00. have a great day everybody. >> little tiger gate is always good for a tuesday? play of the day. international soccer, mexico's dias with the flying header, you want to see a great goal? here it comes, crosby boom. that is a big goal. as mexico went on to win. they beat el salvador with a flying header and a play of the day by a score of 3-0. right now an investigation is underway into a rash of fires in a san francisco
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you tell us what you want to pay and we help find options to fit your budget. nah, nah, insurance, nah, nah, nah, discount. my name's flo, you want to go out with me? no. uh-huh-huh! big scare in the offer for a san francisco flight landing in new york. what prompted an emergency search once that plane got on the ground. dozens of protesters blocked traffic on the san mateo bridge. and frustrates commuters. and it looks like there's a new crash now on westbound 24.
it's in a popular spot coming into lafayette and also a lot of fog out there. we'll show you your morning commute coming up. and on top of that we have the sun and earth and moon all in perfect alignment. how all that will impact your tuesday. good morning everyone. it's tuesday, january 20th. i'm michelle griego. >> happy tuesday everyone, i'm frank mallicoat. 5:30 is your time. and there are some growing signs this morning the flu season is worse than usual. cough medicines are in short fly and some hospitals are now putting tighter restrictions on visitors. >> kpix 5's kiet do joins us live from san jose's o'connor hospital. one of the local facilities taking steps to stop the flu from spreading. kiet? >> reporter: good morning. it turns out that the flu vaccine that everyone has been taking this year is not 100% effective against the strain that's hitting the west coast right now. and so we are all paying the price. hospitals everywhere are taking drastic measures to try and stop the spread of the disease. especially here at o'connor hospital where they're
encouraging everyone to wear masks while they're inside the building even if they've had the flu vaccine. this is for their and everyone else's protection. o'connor is even posted a sign with the guard restricting anyone under 16 years old from entering the hospital. they say right now, a lot of kids are getting sick and they would most likely be the ones triggering the outbreak in the hospital. we saw one girl get turned away when she tried to go in. also discovered bay area pharmacies are running out of a popular cough medicine. prometh seen with codeine. a walgreens in san francisco told cate cauguiran that she had to wait weeks for the next shipment. she finally found some but was rationed to just four ounces. the doctor of my doctor medical group says it's unusual to run out of such a generic drug. >> there's not as much of an insentive for generic manufacturers to keep large stores of reserves of medication. they're cutting it closer so when there's a big surge in demand things just run out. >> reporter: and that particular doctor says he's
never seen so many sick patients at once. his flu patient count is at an all-time high. here? santa clara county all -- in santa clara county all the hospitals here in the south bay are reporting an increase in the number of people visiting the e. r. with flu-like symptoms. we're live in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. roberta gonzales is on the kpix 5 weather app right now. >> i am. >> preparing your forecast. >> you know actually what i just received was this earthquake alert and we have a 4.4 earthquake in green field, california which is in monterey county. and it's a amazing i'm actually getting like even the closest street location which is old hernandez road. >> oh wow. >> join us, kpix 5. download it at your app store. seriously. so 4.4. no reports of niagaras or damage -- any injuries or damage at this particular time. green field and monterey county. out the door we have some areas of fog to report. pretty dense in some locations on that approach to the tunnel over the bay bridge.
it is socked in. right now temperature-wise, into the 340s and into the 50s. it is currently cloudy in san jose. 46 degrees. we're socked in at sfo at 52. it's 41 degrees and cloud cover in santa rosa. and mid 40s in concord where visibility is now down to about a half mile. today we will become sunny and bright with good air quality. northwest winds at 10 miles per hour. and numbers in the 50s and 60s. and check this out. near or record high temperatures over the weekend. elizabeth? amazing all right thank you roberta. out the door you mentioned all the fog and we do have fog advisories in effect for several of the bridges. and a couple of new problems just coming into the newsroom as well. including this one in lafayette. westbound 24 it's a two car fender-bender. it's in the center divide and fortunately not seeing any delays in the area. 56 miles per hour. we put that up to show you traffic can get by okay in the other lanes out of walnut creek. to the south bay now and coming out into san jose, that on ramp to northbound 85, there's a
light pole down on the roadway. it's blocking the slow lane. fortunately no delays there either. but again, fog is the big issue this morning. so crossing the bay bridge. that is traffic. back to you guys. thank you. passengers on a delta flight from sfo landed at new york's jfk and saw several police officers outside their windows. and that's because someone made a threat against the plane while it was in the air. the security agents, directed the boeing 757 to go to a remote part of the airport last night and then escorted the 171 passengers off the plane. a search of the plane turned up nothing unusual. this instagram video from inside the plane shows passengers getting ready to evacuate. the captain is giving instructions over the intercom. another video shows passengers walking on the tarmac to buses waiting to take them to the terminal. dozens of protesters who stopped traffic on the san mateo bridge are now out of jail this morning. the driver going the opposite direction took this video of the crowds blocking the lane
you see them this. some drivers taking drastic actions at the toll plaza because of the stalled traffic trying to get home. kpix 5's ryan takeo is sleeve at the bridge this morning showing us some dangerous driving by people just trying to avoid the big commuter mess. good morning. >> reporter: hey frank yeah it was a mess here at the toll plaza. got so bad that some drivers they turned around. they flipped the u-turn and then they turned their anger toward the protesters. >> reporter: 68 people went from protesting on the san mateo bridge to processing at the chp in redwood city. >> boo protesters. boo. >> reporter: just before 5:00, the protesters jumped out of cars in the westbound lanes of the san mateo bridge at the high-rise. and stopped traffic. there was chanting about black lives matter on this martin luther king jr. holiday but they were also carrying this. a palestinian flag. [ chanting ]
>> the chp says 68 protesters face misdemeanor charges because of the chaos this caused commuters. >> they were running out of gas. a lot of people needed to use the restroom. they were stuck on the bridge for hours, this is something that's inconveniencing the public and again everybody has the right to travel on the freeway. >> reporter: it turned highway 92 into a parking lot with many frustrated drivers turning around at the toll plaza and driving the wrong way to get out of the snarl. any sympathy drivers might have had for the protesters quickly evaporated in a sea of brake lights. >> i think they're not accomplishing anything by this -- this protest because all it does is anger people. you know? i mean i'm just trying to get home like everybody else on this bridge is. and it's pointless in my opinion. >> reporter: those protesters mainly stanford students face two misdemeanors including
obstructing movement and preventing passage. live at the san mateo bridge toll plaza, i'm ryan takeo, kpix 5. an arsonist is on the loose in san francisco's castro district. police are keeping extra watch after three fires in a short time yesterday morning. the first one was about 4:00 a.m. it destroyed a pickup truck. >> neighbor pounding on many i door, pounding really hard -- my door, pounding really hard and then scheming howard -- screaming, howard your truck is on fire. >> 30 minutes after the truck burned. a house caught fire just three blocks away can then a trash can across the street burned. all the fires started in the dead of night on quiet streets and all started the same way. someone setting fire to a pile of trash. 5:37 now. jury selection set to begin today in colorado for the trial of mass murder defendant james holmes. he's accused of going on a shooting spree in an aurora movie theater in 2012. 12 people were killed and 70 injured. 9,000 prospective jurors have been lined up for the high- profile case in colorado.
holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. he could though potentially face the death penalty. although colorado has not executed anyone in the last 40 years. pope francis will not visit california as part of his u.s. tour in september. there had been speculation that he might after he announced plans to canonize the father who founded several california missions in the 18th century. instead the pope will do that in washington, d.c.. yesterday, the pope confirmed he'll visit washington and new york along with his previously announced plans in philadelphia. facebook hanging out the help wanted sign now. the social networking site needs to fill more than 1100 jobs many are in advertising sales but others are aimed at moving facebook into some new areas such as virtual reality and using drones to expand internet access to remote parts of the world. well, tax season officially begins today. >> it does. 150million americans will be filing tax returns this year. and cbs news business analyst
jill schlesinger is here to help. she always is each week. so jill, what's -- what's project number one? how do we get started? >> get organized. just start a file and be on the lookout for all the tax documents that should be rolling in. employers will be sending w-2s by the end of the month and banks investment companies and your mortgage companies are going to send the tax documents by mid-february. though i should remind thaw a lot of the forms are available online earlier. you also want to gather up those credit card summaries and review your checking accounts and you're looking for deductions like charitable donations and job search costs. just use last year's return as a guide to what's missing. and if this is the first time that you're hiring a tax preparer, it's best to contact those folks right now. otherwise you might get shut out. >> yeah they get really busy. all right, you say it's better to e-file right? >> absolutely. the irs says the error rate for electronic returns is less than
1%. compare that with 20% for paper returns. so that really makes e-filing the best bet. if you earn $60,000 or less, you can also use free online software from the irs. just go to irs.gov and search for free file. >> and what else should we know as tax season is upon us now? >> well i know you guys have covered this. the irs has come under a lot of pressure with budget cuts. and they say they're only going to be able to answer 53% of taxpayer calls this season. and even if you do get through, you're going to get a pretty lengthy hold time. perhaps as long as a half an hour. one can only imagine what the irs hold music is. and of course, if that -- impossible, right? i mean come on? -- >> i think it's darth vader. >> oh my gosh. >> i think queen, "another one bites the dust." >> anyway, the irs website is
actually a very easy to use. it's searchable by topic. really try to go there first. irs.gov. if you are going to call, i don't know, do something else while you're you know vacuum in the middle of it. i don't know. >> yeah if you're going to get summon back, get -- money back, get busy and get it done quick. >> right good idea. jill thank you. 5:41 right now. president obama will deliver his state of the union address tonight. how he's proposing to help some students pay for college. >> and a close encounter and it's caught on camera. see what a paddle boarder came face-to-face with while out on the water. it's pretty cool. coming your way. >> and a live look the at the bay bridge. the toll plaza. more importantly you can see the fog. if you're heading out in just a little bit. off to work or off to school, be careful and ta
good morning and welcome back to kpix 5 morning news right here on channel 5. this is the tuesday commute over the bay bridge. it is widespread across the area. it will become sunny. and we'll pinpoint your temperature for your neighborhood as the news continues. happening today, president obama will be making final preparations for his state of the union address. he'll deliver the speech this evening for the first time in front of a congress fully led by republicans. a preview now from cbs news' susan mcginnis. >> you got to play the whole game. >> reporter: in a video the white house released monday president obama appeared calm and confident hours before delivering his sixth and second to last state of the union speech. >> the world is more relaxed and i'm a little better at it than i was the first time out. >> reporter: the white house already unveiled much of what the president will propose. he will lay out plans for
six weeks of paid family leave for federal workers, lower federal mortgage insurance fees and new cyber security protections for consumers. the strongest emphasis will be a familiar one, helping struggling americans. he'll try to accomplish that through a higher capital gains tax rate. while the tax hikes are not expected to pass the new republican led congress, but they could lay some groundwork to help democrats in upcoming elections. >> he's going to try to say i know the middle class is still struggling and i'm the one who's going to lift the democratic party and correct this. the republicans are not going to correct it. >> reporter: the president has invited several special guests to sit in the presidential box during the address. among them, american alan gross who was detained in cuba for five years. he was released last month after president obama took executive action to help restore diplomatic relations between the u.s. and cuba. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> also set to attend this
evening, retired navy lieutenant jim downing. at age 101 the colorado man is the oldest known living survivor of the attack on pearl harbor. the state of the union address can be seen live right here on kpix 5 at 6:00 p.m. 5:46. nice foggy out there and i imagine the roads are all clogged up as well right? >> they are. especially at the bay bridge. you calmed it the metering lights were turned on five minutes ago. so in addition to the fog, you'll also have a backup now at the bay bridge toll plaza. we've been talking about just how thick the fog is though. chp issued that dense fog advisory this morning but it's the thickest we've seen in years even on this early morning commute. eastbound highway 4 past interstate 80 we have a crash also and it's caused by some dogs actually running out into the roadway. caused a couple of car crash. sounds like two cars involved in that accident. fortunately, we're not seeing much of a delay yet. it is kind of in a lightlier traveled area. not on the east shore freeway, it's on 4 itself coming out of hercules. there are maybe injuries
involved in that accident though and i know they're working to clear it to the shoulder. so we'll continue to watch it but again it was dogs running into the roadway. additionally caused that accident. turns out this crash in lafayette wasn't a crash after all. it was a stall. westbound 24 just past the central lafayette exit and everything is great from walnut correct into oakland. we can see traffic again in oakland cam near the oakland coliseum, southbound traffic all these headlights are moving past oakland airport and coliseum. into the hayward area. still clear. they cleared all the overnight roadwork in san leandro. obviously fog might slow you down a little bit. visibility is a bit of an issue. and if you're traveling through marin county we put up this camera in san rafael. not much fog. it actually looks great down to the golden gate bridge. where it is foggy once again across the span. most of the bridges have that dense fog advisory in effect by chp. so just watch out for that coming out of sausalito into san francisco. mass transit is all on time. that's your latest kcbs traffic and your ride to work.
another update on the forecast with roberta. on top of the fueling situation also about a that earthquake outside of groan field in the monterey county area. a 4.4. no injuries or damage reported as of this time. we have not heard any phone calls here in the newsroom but definitely a lot of people are tweeting about it talking about that they did feel that earthquake. 4.4 just outside of green field and the monterey county area. which is in the salinas valley where they are socked in this morning as well. and this is our theme looking out from our kpix 5 studios in the direction of the bay bridge. not visible that gives you a good view of how limited the visibility is at this hour. temperature-wise we're in the 40s and 50s. it is now 51 in san francisco and it's 41 degrees in santa rosa. so we do have areas of fog this morning. and where it is foggy, it is dense. on the approach of the tunnel, on the bay bridge, limited visibility as well. we will be sunny and bright with good air quality today some very mild temperatures. yes it is a second consecutive day where the king tides will
impact our coastline. we do anticipate some minor coastal flooding in addition to that, when we do have the low tide, we will have some very strong rip currents, we'll also have some breakers pretty large near the harbor entrances. showplaces be mindful of that. 66 in santa cruz. we have a swath of clouds on top of the dense fog this morning. been under the influence of that high. this is the high pressure beginning friday through monday. statewide we're socked in at the state capital into fresno. that does encompass the davis area as well as stockton. merced, modesto. our sun up is at 7:21. sundown 5:21. and smack in-between, we will realize high temperatures that are above average for this time of the year. 57 typically in san francisco. 60 today usually 59 san jose but 63. so these numbers with the northwest wind at 10, well today it's going to be above normal. and then wednesday, ditto.
same story. it's gosh -- could you see a pattern here? it's a tranquil weather pattern and then, there's your friday through monday. near or record warm temperatures and if you want to track this we can do so together. you can get the cbs bay area weather app and check your conditions and even get earthquake alerts. as well as realtime radar if it ever rains here again. search kpix 5 and download the cbs bay area weather app. it's now available for iphones and android. and it's extremely useful. >> sunshine flu i feel like coming on this weekend. >> oh. >> 70 plus? and nothing but sun? >> and see that's another thing. we need to rain to wash out all the viruses around here right now right? >> that's true. >> keep praying for rain. >> in the meantime enjoy the sunshine. okay this is really cool video. probably never seen a killer whale this close before. check out the video of a paddle boarder recorded off the shore of laguna beach. a pod of five orcas there last week. one of the whales went directly
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in san francisco thieves broke open a store and took expensive clothing. police say early yesterday the driver of a u-haul cargo van like this one put it in reverse and smashed into the front door at the patagonia store and grabbed jackets and vests, the entire operation lasted less than a minute. a freelance news photographer spotted the u-haul speeding through the western addition. >> basically blew every stop sign and every red light all the way until about goth. they actually lost me because they were going so fast. they were going i'd say about 80 miles an hour. >> two police cars trying to follow the van but because they didn't want anyone to get hurt by a chase involving property crime, officers called off the pursuit. witnesses got a partial license plate number ag-135. new this morning, six people are reported dead after a fire destroyed a mansion in annapolis. maryland. the fire started around 3:30
yesterday morning. now only the smoldering stone and steel framework remains. a local newspaper says the owners and their four grandchildren died. information in a letter from the headmaster at the school where the children attended. here in california state arson investigators are looking into a fire at the governor's mansion. the small cart near the carriage house was destroyed. investigators also found three cannisters two butane and one propane that had exploded. and this is a picture of them. well, we were supposed to see it. the sacramento mansion is closed for renovations and no employees were there. the governor says -- stays in a lot of downtown when he's in sacramento. the islamic state group is threatening to kill two japanese hostages, the $200 million in ransom is not paid in the next 72 hours. the online video released today by militant websites show two captives in orange jewellen suits there. a mask -- jump suits there. the masked man resembles the beheading in the other men.
boo! i just want to get home. >> a protest that shut down the san mateo bridge has dozens of demonstrators facing charges this morning. they jumped out of their cars and stopped traffic last night. it was part of a nationwide day of action on the martin luther king jr. holiday. world more relaxed and more better at it than i was the first time out. >> president obama speaks to the nation tonight in his state of the union address. he's expected to emphasize the need to help struggling americans. one way he'll try to accomplish that is higher taxes on capital
gains. because if something like that happens you don't know how you're going to totally react. >> police are investigating a bomb threat directed at a plane flying from sfo to new york. authorities served the plane after it hasn'ted -- searched the plane after it landed and nothing dangerous was found on board. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on kpix 5 news this morning. >> clay thornson corner three. good morning everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> hi everyone, i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:00. and we're following some breaking news. a moderate earthquake struck parts of monterey county this morning. the quake measured 4.7 and was centered 19 miles east of sole dad. several hundred people have logged on to the usgs website to say they felt the shaking but so far no reports of any damage. as the flu season goes on it's becoming very clear this is a pretty bad one. some cough medicines are in short