tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS October 13, 2016 4:30am-5:01am PDT
and you saw the trees underneath. so -- >> i like it. >> -- very cool. julie watts is in the house and roqui. how are you? >> good. welcome back. >> thank you. yeah. i was gone for a few days. >> she was on assignment, not vacation. >> exactly. [ laughter ] >> hard at work. >> sure. >> i was. i was. [ laughter ] >> you'll be getting those stories in the next couple of days. >> looking forward to that effort. you missed a lot. we're tracking this big storm heading our way tomorrow. tomorrow is going to be a doozy of a morning commute. i'm giving you a sneak peek right now. the rain still well north of us. you won't see it yet but we are tracking it. we'll start to see it in the northern portions of the state today. detail coming up. >> let's take a look at san jose here. southbound 101 before north first street. there's an overturned big rig still blocking two right lanes so we have crews on the way to fix the situation but as you can imagine, it's going to take a while to remove an overturned big rig. the bay bridge toll plaza, there it is if you are heading into downtown san francisco,
looking good. those metering lights won't turn on until about 5:30 this morning. and as you head in, there is some roadwork to know about on the westbound side right after the tunnel and it's closing down three lanes right now. it should open around 5 a.m. this morning, lawyers for donald trump are calling on the "new york times" to retract a report in which two women claim that trump touched them inappropriately. one of those women says more than 30 years ago trump sat next to her in first class on a flight. >> somehow or another, the arm rest in -- in the seat disappeared. and it was a real shock when all of a sudden, his hands were all over me. he started encroaching on my space. i hesitate to use this expression but i'm going to. he was like an octopus. it was like he had six arms. he was all over the place. if he had stuck with the upper part of the body, i -- i might
not have gotten -- i might not have gotten that upset but when he started putting his hand up my skirt and that was it. that was it. i -- i was out of there. >> trump and his campaign have dismissed claims saying they are lies. the campaign is also batting away an accusation in a "people" magazine article in which a reporter says she was physically attacked by trump in 2005 while reporting on trump's one-year wedding anniversary with his wife. this comes just days after the release of a 2005 hot mic recording on which trump could be heard boasting about behavior with women. christin ayers explains how a bay area-based reporter's investigation led to the release of that "access hollywood" recording. >> reporter: we found out a san francisco-based reporter for the "associated press" is the one who cracked open this story of the allegations against donald trump. she interviewed over 20 people
about their interactions with him on the apprentice. >> we knew heading into publication that we had a really strong story with more than people talking about sexist demeaning language trump use on the set of the apprentice. >> your team won. >> reporter: a tale of sexual harassment on the set of his hit nbc reality show. burke interviewed cast and crew who told her trump behavior toward women made them uncomfortable. >> talking about women contestants who he might want to sleep with even when he was married to his wife melania, ranking contestants by the size of their breasts, and also his apparent interest in one of the camera women onset. apparently he would talk about her body, discuss how beautiful she was and compare her beauty to that of his daughter ivanka. >> reporter: details so explosive, that "access hollywood" producers read
burke's story and went hunting for archive video. >> when you're a star they let you do it. you can do anything. >> it's been very gratifying to see that this not only sparked colleagues at "access hollywood" to take action and go back into their own footage but, um, has generated so much interest in the topic. >> reporter: the trump tapes would send his campaign into a tailspin! ! and media outlets into a frenzy looking for alleged evidence of impropriety. new allegations are surfacing. burke thinks this is just the beginning. >> there's also a lot of tape with mr. trump. >> christin ayers, kpix 5. >> democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton has a fundraising stop today in the bay area. she is expected to be part of a luncheon event at the bill graham civic auditorium in san francisco. the antisecrecy groups wikileaks has released thousands of more emails from clinton's campaign chairman. some say her staffers were concerned about her
electability if the republicans were to nominate someone other than donald trump. meanwhile, trump told supporters in florida yesterday, isis is hoping clinton is elected president so it can take over the u.s. >> the election of hillary clinton would lead, in my opinion, to the almost total destruction of our country as we know it. >> they are going to use a, quote, scorched earth strategy. that's all they have left, pure negativity, pessimism. >> clinton is now openly urging disgruntled republicans to support her. now let's talk about something we can all agree on. rain is coming. >> right. >> rain is coming. >> the weather service has 100% chance of rain. we're already seeing it. i can guarantee there will be rain in the state of california over the next 24 hours. we are likely going to get a
good soaking right in time for tomorrow morning's commute. there's still time to take tomorrow off. take a look at hi-def doppler right now we are tracking showers well north of us over the northern portion of the state. the oregon-california border we will continue to see the showers moving south throughout the day today. i think by the evening commute we might start to see a couple of showers in the north bay but the real stuff comes in overnight tonight and tomorrow morning. how much rain will we get? take a look at our rainfall records dating back to 2013. this is the earliest that we have seen over a half inch of rain this much rain, a good soaking rain in the season. so really good signs when it comes to our rainfall totals for the season. right now temperatures outside if you're heading out this morning in the 50s so relatively mild areawide. 56 in san francisco. 55 in concord. and 55 in oakland. 56 in concord. high temperatures today same as yesterday, temperatures in the low 70s for the warmer spots
inland upper 60s around the bay low 60s along the coast. the big story is rain. we'll be timing it out in just a bit. rocky, over to you. >> time now 4:36. we already have a traffic alert. remember? that big rig overturn i just told but? it's getting worse. southbound 101 before brokaw an overturned big rig causing some slowdowns now as you can see traffic moving at just about 50 miles per hour in that lane there. it's blocking the two right lanes and we have crews on the way to try to clear it. a traffic alert does mean it's going to take 30 minutes or more to clear. so i can imagine this is going to take much longer than just 30 minutes. we'll keep an eye on it. moving over to the peninsula commute from hayward to foster city, that's looking good, 15 minutes. bay bridge into downtown san francisco smooth sailing. metering lights will turn on about 5:30. carquinez bridge to the maze 18 to 20. happening today, the man accused of detonating bombs in new jersey and new york will
appear in court. ahmad chan rahami was captured after a shootout with police last month. he was linked to the explosions that injured 30 people. prosecutors say he will appear via video from the hospital where he is still recovering from that shootout. meantime in boston, police say the suspect accused of shooting two boston police officers is dead. late last night, officers responded to a report of a person with a gun involved in a domestic incident. when they arrived on scene, the suspect opened fire. some officers fired back while others tended to their wounded. >> they were able to neutralize the subject who was armed with some sort of assault rifle, who also had on a ballistic vest. >> one officer was shot multiple times and is now in critical condition. the other officer is in stable condition. an update now on the concord police k-9 officer who was stabbed. he is now home recovering. we are told that there's
nothing to suggest that the dog won't recover. police shot and killed a man from antioch after he stabbed the dog. officers started chasing him with the k-9 after a call came in about another stabbing. the two officers are on paid leave while the case is investigated. the ceo of wells fargo has abruptly retired amid the unauthorized accounts scandal at the san francisco-based bank. wells fargo announced yesterday that john stumpf is no longer running the financial giant effective immediately. he was recently grilled by congressional leaders after word that wells fargo opened about two million bogus accounts without customer knowledge. shareholders are suing wells fargo. >> we want those officers and directors that allowed this to happen to stand up and say, you know what? i made a mistake. here's my bonus back. >> stumpf will not receive a severance package but according
to the "san jose mercury news," he has accumulated $137 million in wells fargo stock. at levi's stadium we have learned that taxpayer dollars may have been used to cover stadium costs which is against the law. but santa clara's police chief tells betty yu that it's a misunderstanding. >> we need to stop the bleeding immediately. >> reporter: we learned that taxpayer money is being used to cover some operating expenses including police and firefighting staffing at levi's stadium as the santa clara mayor suspected. the city is waiting on the 49ers stadium management company to hand over requested financial data and budgets to allow the auditor to figure out how much levi's stadium owes the city. >> i have been told for a year that we have been using general fund money to operate the stadium which is against our measure j and it's against the law. >> reporter: using taxpayer dollars to cover any costs at
the stadium is in violation of measure j so stadium officials could be on the hook for a bill. >> i think it's important that people understand there was no intentional wrongdoing and i think there's different interpretations of what should and shouldn't be charged. >> reporter: it might be how and what kind of things that are charged. city employees use special codes on time sheets and then the city bills the 9ers. this process led to some accounting errors. at the special audit committee meeting they announced an overall city directive to make uniform payroll rules across all departments. betty yu, kpix 5, santa clara. >> the auditor expects to know just how much money was used in december from the city's general fund when they present their draft report. time now 4:41. a fiery plane crash in connecticut appears to be suicide after a fight in the cockpit. what played out in the sky. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
reports... investigators say a this week's fiery crash of a small plane in connecticut appears to be a suicide. as cbs news' brian webb reports investigators say student pilot fought his instructor for control of the plane before it crashed. >> reporter: the piper pa34 burst into flames after hitting a pole and crashing in east hartford. >> i tried to get out of the car when i saw it coming down. >> reporter: authorities say the instructor and student got into a fight in the cockpit. the instructor could not regain control of the plane before the crash. instructor arian prevalla survived, but he has severe burns. the student feras freitekh was killed. >> information indicates that this plane crash was intentional. but i want to be crystal clear, the circumstances beyond that are still being investigated.
>> reporter: officials say fray tack came to the u.s. in 2012 to learn to fly. his instructor says he was disgruntled. >> people almost automatically wonder if someone meant to do us harm but we must exercise caution about jumping to conclusions. >> reporter: the fbi is leading the investigation into the crash. >> it happened near pratt & whitney. a fire along the east bay trail is behind bars. the fire started at the east bay municipal utility trail in pleasant hill tuesday evening. firefighters got there just in time to prevent the flames from spreading to nearby homes. mark smits is facing arson charges. he was a transient. there have been at least 20 suspicious fires in the area
over the last few weeks. it looks like the holidays have taken over in oakland but these are actually the fifth annual autumn lights at lake merritt. the festival starts today. but last night artists were there for a preview, welcoming visitors with music, food and drink. over 100 local artists lit up the lake as part of a phraser to benefit fundraiser. two of america's greenest cities are here in the bay area. wallet hub ranks cities based on key green indicators including greenhouse gas emissions per capita and the number of smart energy initiatives. san francisco is also on the list. san jose is also on the list along with honolulu. >> sounds good. >> i like to hear that. >> right >> you know what i like to hear? >> early season rain. >> and a lot of it.
>> and a lot of it. this is the earliest we have seen rain this early, this impressive of a system this early on in the season and we're looking forward to it. it is going to hit us tomorrow morning. expect rain and wind for tomorrow morning's commute. in the meantime, today, another mild day certainly cool in terms of temperatures and increasing cloud cover. let's take a look at what's going on from your commute in this morning. actually not going to see too much in the way of really dense fog and reduced visibilities. temperatures in the 50s. 47 in santa rosa. 51 livermore. 56 concord. weather headlines increasing clouds ahead of the storm today. we'll see showers for portions of the north bay the farther north you go already seeing rain in northern portions of the state. rain and wind though for friday morning the big weather headline. and then unsettled weather heading into the weekend so scattered showers but the juiciest portion of the system passes through just in time for tomorrow morning's commute
[chuckling]. here it is. taking a look at this system [chuckling] we are tapping into tropical moisture plenty of it, already a very impressive moisture plume bringing rain to oregon, washington and the northern portion of the state. we'll see this rain slowly sink south as this front moves in overnight into tomorrow. futurecast timing it out starting off with your evening commute going to see showers in the north bay but most of us will stay dry mostly dry at least in terms of this band associated with a front that really -- the really heavy rainfall, locally heavy that is, going to pass through beginning overnight. so here we are at 4 a.m., santa rosa, we start to see heavy rain going south during the friday morning commute. 8 a.m. heavy rain across the region. and then it continues south. so by the time kids get out of school tomorrow 3 p.m. we'll still see rain moderate to heavy at times over the south bay most of us though beginning to dry out likely going to see clouds staying unsettled though as we head through friday into saturday and the next round of rain moves in saturday night beginning up north once again
spreading south this time though a weaker system so not as much rain out of that second system. we do have a high surf and flood advisory along the entire coast tomorrow. so concerns about some coastal flooding possible tomorrow with this system. also likely going to see roadway flooding some localized ponding on the roads tomorrow morning when the heavy rain comes through. futurecast indicating we could see rainfall totals anywhere from three to five inches in the north bay. up to an inch in the south bay. not everyone in the south bay is going to see that much rain but certainly we will see some really impressive rainfall totals. highs today a quick look really kind of an afterthought, temperatures in the low 70s today for the warmest spots inland, 60s at the coast and the bay and a look at your extended forecast shows again showers tomorrow really rain tomorrow and then unsettled saturday and sunday, possibly lingering into monday drying out tuesday. roqui, to you. >> thank you. time now 4:49. i assume we should start practicing driving safely today so that we can get through that
rain tomorrow morning. okay. let's head to the traffic alert here in san jose. southbound one before brokaw it's an overturned big rig blocking the two right lanes and it's an injury crash. we just got reports of that, as well. your alternate route would be 87 to get through that the guadalupe parkway. the san mateo bridge, much better story. we have a clear drive in from hayward into the peninsula 880 to 101 will just take you an easy 15 minutes. moving over to the bay bridge, carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze westbound will take you about 20 minutes. we do see some backup in the cash lanes but otherwise looking good through the toll plaza. those metering lights will turn on around 5:30 this morning. altamont pass traffic off 205 in tracy just about 30 miles per hour. slow conditions through north flynn road but you can breathe a little bit through livermore and then a live look at the slow traffic in the dublin interchange here altamont pass to 680 will take you about 15
minutes. that's a look at traffic. kenny, i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. from the roads to the waterways, uc-santa cruz researchers are track the commute of one record setting elephant seal. meet phyllis. that hat is a gps system. during the eight month migration, elephant seals usually cover 2,000 miles. she has already gone 3700 miles. by the time she gets home in january, she will have completed over 7,000 miles. beer is on the rise among ranchers living in southern california. they say mountain lions are on the attack killing their livestock. a mountain lion named p45 is well known in the santa monica mountains but ranchers say he is getting more hungry. wendall phillips says the lion killed five of his alpacas. >> he is dangerous.
he has a taste for domestic animals. once they do that, they don't stop. >> the national park service plans to offer workshops for ranchers on how to better protect their livestock. time now is 4:52. forget transformers. these robots are for real and they are being built right here in the bay area. we'll show you why next.
right here in the bay area... in the other... a robot from japan. they it's a battle of the bots. in one corner a giant robot from the bay area, in the other a robot from japan. they will go head to head on a world stage. kpix 5's joe vazquez found out, our bo. it has a secret weapon. >> reporter: behold the megabot. in this hayward warehouse a legend is being born. the next generation of giant
fighting robots is being built by megabot, inc. >> we want to bring everybody's childhood dreams to reality. >> reporter: the new robot called the mark 3 is mostly under wraps. >> this is actually one of the parts that are going to go on the robot's arm. >> reporter: it will be slightly taller than the old robot, the 15-foot-tall mark 2. >> this is a 6" diameter pneumatic canyon. >> reporter: the weaponry will be upgraded as the team prepares for a megafight against another giant robot in japan. >> there's a combination of range weapons and melee combat weapons? originally we only had range weapons on our robot. so that's part of the reason why we're building a whole new robot. >> reporter: the megabot is operated by a human who sits in the torso of the robot in an area called the cockpit. they are doing some testing to make sure the cockpit is safe. the new megabot's youtube series shows just how serious they are. >> now it's getting dangerous. >> we want to make it as
destructive entertaining to watch but still safe. >> here we go. ♪[ music ] >> there it is. >> reporter: the company hasn't revealed the date of the fight against japan. but once that epic battle is complete, they hope it will become the future of sports. >> we want eight, 10, 16 of these robots to roll into a stadium to battle each other in front of 60,000 people at a time. >> reporter: science fiction made nonfiction courtesy of some enthusiastic bay area engineers. in hayward, joe vazquez, kpix 5. while some robots are meant for ballot, other robots are taking on a new frontier the human body. an engineer in pennsylvania is developing a microdrone which can swim in your bloodstream. it would provide precise bioimaging and could deliver drug doses to things like cancer or tumors. >> sometimes you need to deliver the drugs to a specific
target not the entire body. so basically this drone can carry the drug and then only releasing in the target area. >> so how big is this drone? dr. cho says it's about a mill meter and the width of a hair. the device is directed by sound waves and will eventually be biodegradable. scientists hope to have these drones on the market by 2020 at the earliest. it is 4:57. gun sales are up big time. more on the new first of its kind report next. >> reporter: and the reporter based here in the bay area is giving voice to new accusations of lewd comments during tapings of donald trump's former show the apprentice. we'll hear from her next. ,,,,,,,,
i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. let's head outside and check out the conditions this morning. thursday morning, a live look at the bay bridge. looking very nice. >> it's looking nice. but that's all about to change. right? >> yes. so cliche but this is the calm before the storm. >> you said it. >> i said it. i'm going to try to avoid cliches, you know, much-needed rain, calm before the storm, we'll get them all out before 4:30 -- 5:00, sorry. hi-def doppler shows the leading edge of this system bringing rain heavy at times to the northern portion of the state. this of course just the beginning actually seeing some echoes just north of, say, napa county, sonoma county, so we are starting to see the showers but this is not the primary weather system. as this first system moves through and a second one saturday into sunday we are looking at impressive rainfall totals epilepsy for this early in the season three to five inches in the north bay up to an inch for heavier spots in the south bay. not everyone, say,