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investors will get a break on monday because the market is closed. new at 5:00, a bit of a bombshell on the new warriors arena. the opening date is pushed back. kpix 5's sports anchor vern glenn is in the newsroom with the details. >> reporter: it's official. no new warriors arena in 2018, but fear not, steph curry will be running the floor at the mission bay site in 2019 according to team president rick welts who because of litigation from a lawsuit to block a move by the mission bay authority a few weeks ago. the plaintiffs say the billion- dollar arena project with its office towers and retail plaza will have heavy traffic on game days and will jeopardize healthcare at the ucsf medical center located across the street from the arena site. especially when the warriors and neighboring giants play home games, they say. no ruling is expected on this
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until late this year. but welts did say today that this is only delaying the inevitable. the big winner in this one, oakland and oracle arena. an extra year of w neighbor there. meantime the first steps were taken today in a process to keep the raiders at o.co for at least one more season. the joint powers authority which oversees the coliseum met this morning to work on a lease extension with the raiders. this after nfl owners passed on the team's plan for a new stadium in los angeles. official here of course would love to see the team sign a multi-year lease. >> some sort of extension in the neighborhood of three to five years and then we need to quit cheerleading about building a new stadium and sit down actually bring the team on the field and make sure that we can get this done. >> earlier this week raiders owner mark davis would not commit to playing in oakland in
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2016. but time and options are short. the raiders need to ask your a location by march so that the nfl can work on game schedules. new details on the deadly bart shooting. police have released this new picture of the man suspected of killing a passenger last saturday. take a close look. it's a clear photo. kpix 5's emily turner is live at bart headquarters. we are learning more about the man killed. >> reporter: it's a really sad story because this young man was just trying to do something kind, something helpful. here's what happened. we have learned that the suspect got on the train and that he was acting very belligerently and we are talking about the man accused of killing this young man by the way, was acting in a way that concerned a lot of folks on the train a. and so the victim tried to calm that man down. he tried to control the situation a little bit. and a little bit later just as the train was pulling into the west oakland station, that man
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instead opened fire killing the 19-year-old. >> take a look at these photos. bart police released them saying this man killed 19-year- old carlos romero. these images are worlds better than the original ones released this week. and curiously, bart won't say where they came from. nor would they comment on the investigation at all. today they also released the name of the victim, although it comes 24 hours after his family was notified. this was the scene from almost a week ago when romero died shot to death just as his train was pulling into the station saturday night. bart police are asking for the public's help finding the man they say is the killer. we are also learning more information about carlos. we are learning he got on at the pittsburg-bay point station. he was from honduras. we are not getting more information from bart police. the deputy chief here is the only one who can talk on this matter and even though he was in the office today, he is not
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making himself available for comment. reporting live in oakland, emily turner, kpix 5. breaking news from the sierra. a ski instructor has gone missing from the sugar bowl ski resort. this is the information we have at this point. he is 23 years old, last seen yesterday afternoon. he failed to show up for his ride home and his belongings apparently still are in a locker at the resort. placer county sheriff's deputies along with the tahoe nordic team are scouring the area looking for signs of him. meantime el nino not losing its punch. scientists say it's very likely we'll be feeling the effects of el nino into may. that means a steady pattern of rain much like what is ahead for part of the weekend. a long el nino season not welcome in the south bay community of alviso. people there have some long memory of what happened last time. kpix 5's maria medina has their story. >> reporter: you know, these are all the sandbags for residents just in case things
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get bad this weekend. people here prepare for the worst especially after the 1983 incident. >> everything was destroyed. the levee broke. and the water just came in so fast that it was like we didn't have time to go in and pack stuff to get out. >> reporter: it was spring 1983 when alviso flooded after heavy rains. >> we were displaced. we were moved -- >> reporter: tony was a boy. >> we were obviously nervous for something like that again. >> reporter: now tony is married, owns a business and has an evacuation plan. like many others, just in case, especially as el nino heads our way. >> we have been sort of packing up things on higher shelves, putting a little plan in place. >> reporter: residents remember back in 1983 the city of san jose leaders said nothing would happen and then something did happen. so how is this any different? >> things are much different now in 2016 compared to 82, 83. >> reporter: kevin o'connor with san jose says they have
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learned a lot since then expanding the nearby creek so then can handle the kind of rain an el nino storm can bring. >> we have crews on standby on the clock 4/7. when it starts raining we'll have somebody in alviso. >> we have to take them on their word. when you live and work here and you're raising your family here it's a concern. >> reporter: many aren't taking chances as they watch the water rise with each storm hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. >> it's a real concern an ongoing conversation. >> reporter: and you're looking at one of the water ponds that city crews have brought in just in case the main water pump isn't enough. there are plans to bring in a more modern larger water pump by 2018. maria medina, kpix 5. we are talking about going into a stretch of rain. chief meteorologist paul deanno is here with the timing of that. paul. >> going to be hit or miss for the next couple of days and a significant hit as we head toward the end of the weekend.
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first round of our weekend rainfall will be here right when the weekend begins. 7 or 8:00 tonight. i know we enjoyed that sunshine today. but tonight, we're going to get some rainfall. it's already raining in fort bragg and willits and ukiah working south to cloverdale next. futurecast says despite the sunshine right now, oh, about 8, 9, 10:00 tonight it's going to be raining steadily to san jose, north bay east bay as well and that rainfall will likely continue into saturday morning. that's not the significant rainfall that we're looking at later on this weekend. snowpack new information today. we are up. it's up to 110% of average. which by the way is 74% higher than this time last year. so perhaps the wettest day we have seen wettest 24 hours we have seen so far this winter is coming up. we'll talk about when that happens, how much rain you can expect, that's coming up. what started as a street accident turns into something much worse. coming up how a driver's attempt to get away may have left one man dead. >> plus, sean penn sits down
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exclusively with cbs' charlie rose. was he or was he not involved in the capture of wanted drug record "el chapo"? >> and i'm consumerwatch reporter julie watts. the price of oil continues to plunge so why are airlines and delivery services still passing on fuel surcharges to us? we investigate next on kpix 5 news at 5:00. ,,,,,,,,
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the restaurant chain now haa new plan to regain the pub' chipotle has been fighting an uphill pr battle after a string of food poisoning outbreaks. the restaurant chain now has a new plan to regain the public's trust. chipotle is shutting down almost 2,000 locations for a few hours on february 8 to hold a companywide meeting focused on food safety. more than 350 people have gotten sick after eating at chipotle since october. the chain has been linked to outbreaks of both e. coli and norovirus. well, the stock market isn't the only thing that's falling. oil prices have also been
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tanking. the question is, why are so many conditions continuing to tack on those fuel surcharges? we asked consumerwatch reporter julie watts to find out. julie. >> reporter: the price of crude oil has been plummeting for over the past 18 months. and that has kept gas prices down. yet many companies insist they still need to add on those fuel surcharges. and they have some interesting reasons why. >> oil prices slump below $30 a barrel. >> oil has broken below $30 a barrel. >> this is what a crash looks like. >> the price of oil fell below $30 a barrel. >> that's all the world needs is another half million barrels, right? >> reporter: oil has plunged to the lowest price in more than a decade. but tell that to the airlines and delivery companies that are still taking on fuel surcharges. at feddics, u.p.s. and dhl, surgeon charges range from 2 to 5%. >> fuel for the trucks. >> reporter: on this envelope at u.p.s. a surcharge was 63 cents. >> it's unconscionable. >> they should drop it. >> we definitely should not be
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seeing fuel surcharges right now. >> reporter: uc-berkeley's energy institute says the charges were supposed to help companies weather sharp rises in fuel. now that prices are low, companies won't give them up and there's no law that says they have to. >> they can get away with it. they are just hoping people won't notice. >> reporter: the airs now call them carrier-imposed charges. fedex doesn't even print it on the receipt. they say it's included in the total price and listed on the fedex website. u.p.s. points out the surcharges do fluctuate with diesel prices and says they are necessary because the company is driving more miles due to more e- commerce deliveries. the airlines' excuse? well, according to airfare watchdog -- >> airlines are buying new planes. they are paying off debt. they are giving their employees more money. >> reporter: in other words, you can continue to expect sky high fares and additional surcharges even as fuel costs tank. now, u.s. airlines actually stopped using the term fuel surcharges two years ago after
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federal regulators said they weren't warranted. however you still see them labeled as fuel surcharges on some international carriers. just not domestically. >> one way or another they are getting us, nickels, dimes, whatever. >> not much we can do about it. $328 million richer. what a tennessee couple and their dog plan to do with their share of that record powerball jackpot. >> the new 49ers head coach checks out his new digs. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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today the team tweeted this photo of kelly in the locker room. th ready or not the chip kelly era has begun with the san francisco 49ers. today the team tweeted this note no of kelly in the locker room. the 2016 season starts now. hashtag, welcome coach kelly. the tweet was accompanied by this video of him touring levi's stadium. kelly will be the 20th coach in franchise history. chip kelly was fired by philadelphia where led the eagles for almost three years. yesterday he signed a four-year contract with the 49ers worth a reported $24 million. a fatal hit-and-run incident in san jose this morning and police think it was a result of a driver who was determined to get away. it happened at around 4:50 this morning on santa clara and delmas avenue. the driver of a white pickup truck hit a man on a bike. witnesses say the driver then
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put the truck in reverse and ran over him before then speeding away. one clue is police say the front part of the full sized chevy truck would have some damage. 12 members of the armed forces missing after two marine helicopters collided midair. it happened during a nighttime training exercise off the north shore of oahu, hawaii. rescue crews had some pretty difficult times navigating high surf and debris fields. waves reaching 40 feet were crashing on the strewn wreckage. crews spotted a fire in the water and close by there was a liferaft. it was empty. no bodies have been located. the tennessee couple who won wednesday night's record lottery jackpot have come forward. john and lisa robinson along with their daughter tiffany and dog abby came to deliver the winning ticket to lottery officials in nashville. it was one of three winning tickets for the world record
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$1.6 billion powerball jackpot. the couple is taking the lump sum of nearly $328 million rather than the entire sum over 30 years. >> i told her i said, tiffany, we got the winning numbers. and she said, no. i says yes, we got the winning numbers. she didn't believe me at first. >> abby the dog was very excited. also a retiree from carmichael california has come forward to claim his prize. 79-year-old albert graham matched five of six numbers to win more than $630,000. the retired concrete worker and manufacturer says he plans to give the money to his children and grandchildren and then maybe take a trip to hawaii. the republican presidential field appears to be a two-man race in iowa. it's between donald trump and ted cruz. the two were back on the campaign trail today after spending most of last night's debate time trading jabs. cruz hitting trump for his so- called new york values comment.
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and trump bringing up the birther issue. >> there are other attorneys that feel and very, very fine constitutional attorneys that feel that because he was not born on the land, he cannot run for office. >> the values in new york city are socially liberal, pro- abortion or pro gay marriage, focused around money and the media. >> the "new york daily news" certainly took issue with senator cruz's comments. check out today's cover, it reads in bold, drop dead, ted! it has an image of the statue of liberty there giving him the middle finger. at the bottom the paper wrote you don't like new york values? go back to canada! meanwhile, cruz is now facing a federal lawsuit over his eligibility to run for president. cruz was in fact born in canada. but his mother was an american citizen. the houston attorney behind the challenge says, cruz is a liability as a candidate because his eligibility will be tied up by lawsuits. sean penn is denying he helped lead mexican authorities
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to the drug lord known as "el chapo." he tells his side of the story this sunday on "60 minutes" and reporter kenneth craig has a preview. >> there is this myth about the visit that we made. >> reporter: sean penn tells 60 minutes' charlie rose he doesn't believe his october interview with joaquin "el chapo" guzman led to the drug lord's capture last week. >> so as far as you know, you had nothing to do and your visit had nothing to do with his recapture? >> the mexican government, they were clearly very humiliated by the notion that someone found him before they did. well, nobody found him before they did. we didn't -- we're not smarter than the dea or the mexican intelligence. we had a contact upon which we were able to facilitate an invitation. >> reporter: guzman escaped one of mexico's maximum security prisons last july by crawling through a hole in a shower and
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then a mile-long tunnel 30 feet underground. guzman is believed to be responsible for as many as 34,000 deaths. officials say his sinaloa cartel is the number one supplier of heroin, cocaine and marijuana to the u.s. >> do you believe that the mexican government released this in part because they wanted to see you blamed and to put you at risk? >> yes. >> they wanted to encourage the cartel to put you in their crosshairs? >> yes. >> are you fearful for your life? >> no. >> reporter: penn says the focus on his meeting with guzman and his recapture means that his article which was supposed to bring attention to the war on drugs has failed. kenneth craig, cbs news, new york. >> you can watch the entire interview with sean penn this sunday night at 7:00 on "60 minutes" right here on kpix 5. let's watch the entire weather picture with paul deanno right now. >> that's riveting. you don't have to wait until
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sunday. right here, right now. once again things are changing. you have to kind of pick your time if you want to get outside without rainfall and finally maybe a good soak er everyone. we'll have heavier rain. i don't think we'll see widespread flooding but we'll see impressive totals. good evening to you in mendocino county. fort bragg already wet. next up lake and north sonoma counties. it's a while before it makes to to san francisco but quickly we'll go from clear skies to rainfall by 8 or 9:00 tonight. rain will cross the golden gate. cloudy in san francisco. mild day many of you hitting 60. san francisco 59. oakland still 62. concord down to 52. and livermore right now 53 degrees. with the cloud cover another mild night tonight. get used to those. fremont 51. santa rosa 50. now to the stuff you want to find out about. where is the rain, how much are we going to get? it's an impressive storm and look how big it is. the center of low pressure is south of the aleutians but the
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cloud shield stretches down to cabo. and in between we find the bay area and that rainfall will arrive tonight. that's not the heavy stuff. now round of light to moderate tonight and early tomorrow. so saturday morning 9:00, it will rain overnight and continuing to rain in the morning. now we roll through the afternoon. you want to get outside there's a good chance you will stay dry. there will be some scattered showers but widespread rainfall won't be there late tomorrow. same story for sunday morning. look at all heavy rainfall developing in the north bay. but everywhere from san francisco east to concord to martinez and south, you're dry. that will stay that way until the lunch hour on sunday. as the heavy rain begins to work its way south, it is sunday afternoon that's going to be very wet for the entire bay area sunday night very wet and the rain will likely last into monday morning. since that window of sunday afternoon and monday morning where it's going to get wet and the numbers are getting higher. this is storm number 8 moving in tonight. storm number 9 doesn't look
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very big. that's tapping into tropical moisture. the 10th storm of january sunday night. rain totals: showers saturday, rain late sunday and this overall theme of unsettled weather will stick around for a while. tomorrow's highs: >> heavy rain late sunday into monday. we are dry wednesday and thursday. another round of rain coming in next friday. so if you have to circle one storm, do that late sunday into monday. it will be pouring. >> thank you. america's largest retailer is closing hundreds of stores across the world putting thousands of people out of work. >> the walmart locations being shuttered here in the bay area. next on kpix 5 news at 5:00. ,,,,
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of its stores.
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that includes the walmart located monterey highway in retail giant walmart announced today it's closing 269 of its stores. that includes a walmart located on monterey highway in san jose and the one on edgewater drive in oakland. it will affect 10,000 workers in the u.s. frequent shoppers aren't happy. >> when i found out, i thought it myself, what's going to happen? i been coming to this walmart since i was little. >> coming up at 6:00 da lin will have more on how the local closures are affecting workers here in the bay area. new at 5:00, sears plans to close its store in mid-april taking away 111 jobs. within the site at hillsdale shopping center the mall's owner wants to build an open- air lifestyle center with a theater and bowl alley in
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addition to shops and restaurants. the planning commission will consider that project next month. meanwhile sears says its liquidation sales at hillsdale will start january 22. it wasn't enough that the card tables and slot machines take your money. soon a big part of the vegas strip will start charging you for parking. mgm resorts will make the change first. starting this spring most of its properties will charge $10 or less for overnight self parking. that includes big names like mandalay bay, bellagio and mgm grand. we're back after a quick break. stay with us. ,, ,,,,,,
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>> pelley: oil drops below $30 a barrel, sending wall street into a nosedive. also tonight, after he met with el chapo, sean penn met with charlie rose. >> you have no regrets? >> i have terrible regret. >> pelley: chipotle employees are skipping lunch for a meeting on how to make sure their food is safe. the water crisis in flint, the governor asks for a disaster declaration. and steve hartman with honors for a three-year-old hero. >> i'm here because he did what he did. captioning sponsored by cb this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition.

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