tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS May 9, 2017 6:00am-7:01am PDT
in just hours a resolution will be revealed in a high profile bay area murder case that's stretched on for five years now. plus the warning former acting u.s. attorney general sally yates says she gave the white house. good morning, everyone. it is tuesday, may 9th. i'm michelle griego. >> and i'm kenny choi. let's start first with weather and traffic this morning. jacqueline tracking our morning commute. >> good morning and happy tuesday. >> happy tuesday. >> we are tracking a couple of problems out there on the roadways. could slow you down if you are heading through san jose, a motorcycle accident and the problem with that, we are going to see a lot of those over the next coming weeks as the weather is nicer, everyone is hitting the roadways on the two wheels so please be careful if you're making your way, this is along the northbound 880 as you are approaching north first street. not really causing much of a backup right now but the delays building along southbound 101 typical for this time of morning. heading out of tracy into
livermore, westbound 580 sluggish in the yellow, 30 minutes on over to the dublin pleasanton interchange. we are tracking a crash along westbound 580 approaching 680 and it's starting to slow things down a bit. you can see the yellow sensors lighting up our screen. take it to oakland, 880 still moving at the limit there but big delays over the bay bridge toll plaza and 30 minute ride. let's get a check on the forecast now with roberta. >> micro climates always come into play. 24/7, 365 days of the year. let me show you how and why. this is our live weather camera at 6:01 looking out towards the east bay. a little bit of a breeze. it's been under 5 miles per hour. micro climates coming into play. look at that. is that dramatic? a finger of fog working its way in off the coast over the golden gate bridge. this is a shallow deck of low
clouds, some areas of fog. temperatures 47 to 54, clouds will wipe away today, ample sunshine, we are picking up the clouds on our satellite radar, right there. do you see it? there. but that will be pushing out. we do have variable winds right now west-northwest at six sfo. we have south-southeast at three in berkeley. later today with those variable winds 10 to 20, we will see a warmup but a cooldown tomorrow with that enhancement of the marine layer. temperatures 60s at the coast, the 80s in our inland areas. full forecast 18 after the hour. kenny. >> thank you. in about three hours we should learn the fate of the man accused of killing sierra lamar. the jury is expected to read the verdict in this case. kpix5's anne makovec is live outside the courthouse with the very latest. anne. >> reporter: sierra lamar's body has never been found so we are talking about varying degrees of reasonable doubt in this case. and of course the burden of proof is on the state.
antolin garcia torres is the defendant and he is charged with capital murder in the case of 15-year-old sierra lamar. he is eligible for the death penalty if he is found guilty today. sierra disappeared on her way to school in morgan hill in 2012 and in the weeks following the case was built against garcia torres. he was arrested two months after she disappeared. the forensic evidence, sierra's clothing fibers in his car, her hair on a rope in his trunk and his dna on her jeans. the challenge, though, for the prosecution, again, there is no body and there's no crime scene. the trial has lasted three months. >> we are very nervous about the process, disappointed in the process itself but we are confident in the work that law enforcement and the district attorneys have done. >> reporter: garcia torres is also accused of trying to kidnap three other women in 2009. he denies that too and the defense tried to cast doubt on
the dna evidence during this trial saying it may have been contaminated. the defense suggests that sierra lamar was unhappy at home and just ran away. the defendant has never spoken out in his own defense. if he is found guilty this morning, we move to the penalty phase of this trial. also in the hands of the jurors. live in san jose, anne makovec, kpix5. >> ann, thank you again -- anne, thank you again. the jury scheduled to return the verdict at 9:00 this morning. we will tweet out the decision as soon as it is made and we will also have the latest on our website, . one week after the shooting the department is planning to hold a town hall meeting, happening tomorrow morning. it is expected to talk about the investigation into the deadly shooting of 26-year-old nicholas flush. he had recently moved to the bay area from texas. officers were walking their regular beat down market street last wednesday when they came upon flush stabbing a subway
employee. that's when an officer opened fire. the stabbing victim was treated at the hospital and now recovering at home. police have not released the names of the officers involved in the shooting but the examiner reports that one of the officers involved is kenneth cha who was involved in a separate shooting in january. this morning we are learning new details about the attempted murder of police officers in east san jose. police say that this man, 29- year-old kevin riley pulled out a 45 caliber pistol and fired at officers on sunday morning. one officer returned fire. it all happened near a big 5 sporting goods store on tully road. the bullets did not strike anyone. police arrested the suspect after a brief chase and recovered the stolen gun used in the shooting. the motive for the shooting is unclear right now. police officer who opened fire is on routine paid administrative leave. now to politics, president trump is labeling investigations into possible ties between his campaign and russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, quote, a taxpayer funded
charade. he wrote touch the russia trump collusion story is a total hoax. when will this taxpayer funded end. yates confirmed she had two in- person meetings with white house in january. she added that she warned him the then national security advisor michael flynn had misled vice president pence about his contacts with the russian ambassador to the u.s. >> that created a compromise situation, a situation where the national security advisor essentially could be blackmailed by the russians. >> the former acting u.s. attorney general is due to testify before the house committee investigating russia but a date has not been set. big accusations about the president are coming from a local congressman. >> kpix5's sandra osborne joins us now to tell us about democrat eric swalwell's online
attic glaitionz -- accusations. >> he represents the 15th district in california that covers most of alameda county and yesterday on cnn he claimed there is classified information about the president's colluding with russia. take a listen. >> there is evidence of collusion both on the classified and unclassified side and my hope is that the world will soon see it and also, anderson, i want to be clear that, you know, evidence is, you know, kind of a collection of documents and testimony and different witness accounts and it has to be tested, it has to be developed and it's much different than guilt. so to say you have seen evidence of collusion is also different than saying that somebody is guilty of collusion. it takes time to go from taking evidence to a guilt phase in a trial or, you know, for a country to review house intelligence committee's report and to make their own determination. >> this was from ac360 yesterday. now, on the show he was pushed for more proof but he did not
give any. i should also mention congressman swalwell is on the house committee of intelligence. the president fired back saying quote clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows. there is no evidence of collusion with russia and trump. swalwell made quite a few claims about the president and even says he's trying to, quote, connect the dots between the president and russia. you can read more about his thoughts on his website. live in studio, sandra osborne, kpix5. >> thank you. this morning former president barack obama is in italy to discuss climate change. he is giving the keynote remarks at the seeds and chips global food innovation summit. this is a live look at the president right now. the visit comes one day after obama accepted the 2017 john f kennedy profile encourage award in boston. the president is expected to do a q&a session right after this discussion. today san jose city council considers immediately putting into effect an ordinance that prevents tenants from being
evicted without a reason. the council recently approved a policy that put an end to no cause eviction but at least nine tenants claim they have been handed eviction notices since the ordinance got the green light and now mayor sam liccardo and local council members agree an urgency ordinance could prevent preemptive efforts by landlords. housing activists plan to hold a rally at noon in front of city hall ahead of the council's vote. today oakland city officials are taking steps to make sure that young people aren't tempted by flavored tobacco products. kpix5's jessica flores is live in oakland on the ban they are introducing this afternoon. jessica. >> reporter: the oakland city council will consider banning all flavored tobacco products. now, the big motive here is to keep kids away from trying these products. they say these candy flavored products actually entice children and young people to want to try tobacco. now, federally there is already a ban on candy and fruit flavored cigarettes but when it comes to cigars, tobacco and
vape oil, there's no federal regulation. san francisco is also considering a flavored tobacco products ban, that would also ban mental cigarettes. menthol cigarettes, leaders from both cities say big tobacco uses these products to basically advertise to these young people so they will eventually try cigarettes but shop owners say a possible ban could have its own negative consequences. >> we have tax increase, now they are trying to ban flavors. if you take the flavors out, there is no incentive to keep vaping and it would basically condemn people back to smoking. >> reporter: oakland wouldn't be the first city to take a stand against big tobacco. berkeley banned flavored tobacco products near schools. today city council members will be having a press conference where they will be announcing this piece of legislation here at frank ogawa plaza at 4:00 p.m. reporting live in oakland, i'm jessica flores, kpix5. 6:10. severe thunderstorms rolled through colorado dumping
baseball sized hail. next a look at the damage left behind this morning. 6:11 from the kpix5 weather center. good morning, everyone, we have sunshine inland, fog to the coast, the marine layer and the impact on your tuesday forecast straight ahead. extending the length of time that drivers can use carpool lanes. traffic ad libs extending the length of time that drivers can use carpool lanes, the bay area is -- speaking of the carpool lanes, they are getting crowded out there. we are tracking delays on many of your bay area routes as a part of your commute. that's coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,
donald lum elementary school. earthquake safety concerns sparked the discussion. it remains uncertain where students would be sent this fall. parents will likely get assignment letters in june. today's meeting starts at 5:30 at city hall. concern is growing over a plan to extend carpool hours in the north bay. some worry it could make traffic worse. a pilot project could begin next month that would expand carpool lane hours on southbound 101 in marin from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. currently the carpool runs from 6:30 to 8:30. supporters of the project say it would offer better traffic flow in carpool lanes but the transportation authorities of -- authority of marin worries it will cut the capacity for residents by 25%. caltrans officials have final say on the project and plan to meet with other agencies this week. speaking of carpool and traffic and all that good stuff, what's going on out there? >> we are getting a couple of incidents but it's interesting about that carpool lane is that sometimes it's made to help but sometimes you see it completely
empty and you're like, yeah, if i could get over there. >> it's true. too bad we can't carpool in the morning. >> or use b.a.r.t. >> yeah. >> everybody always asked, do you go to b.a.r.t.? it's like it starts at 4:00, we are on the road by o'dark hundred. >> the o'dark 30 is what i like to call t we are tracking a couple of problems here and we will begin over at sfo, along 101 northbound direction and it's blocking at least one lane so if you're heading over to the airport, you may want to factor that in, part of your ride. also tracking an accident and this is along westbound 580 approaching 680, speeds drop below 42 miles per hour. and you will be tapping those brakes all the way out from tracy heading into livermore. bay bridge toll plaza, a mess, things are backed up beyond the foot of the maze and we are in the yellow from the maze into downtown, still over that 20 minute travel time. if you would like to use mass transit, that is running with no delays. that is a check of your traffic. kenny. >> thank you. new video showing a major
hailstorm in denver that damaged cars and windows. some of the chunks of hail were as big as baseballs and it piled up quite -- very quickly on sidewalks. many took to social media to discuss the wild weather but somehow no injuries were reported. roberta. with a beautiful view for you this morning, our live weather camera, poised and positioned at treasure island, looking towards the bay bridge, we do have a few high, thin cirrus clouds. show you where those are coming from. how about another view, this time around from san francisco, looking out towards yerba buena island. again you can see the port of oakland, the high, thin clouds, you can see one of the ferries on the water this morning. winds are slight. this view is from mount vaca. we had those clouds trailing in. official sunrise was at 6:08. what a beautiful sight. temperatures 47 degrees in santa rosa to 50 in livermore. pretty much in the 50s across the board as you get ready to kick start your tuesday. notice some winds west-
northwest at six sfo, calm in oakland, southeast in san jose, east in livermore. these are variable winds and increasing later today, 10 to 20 miles per hour but, boy, going to be a warmer day than yesterday. paul smith, 53 degrees. santa rosa 48 degrees according to my buddy john miller. and weather watcher daryl yee in alameda 52 degrees. thanks for checking in, guys. this area of low pressure is beginning to surge in a southerly direction. high pressure is building in. you look at these lines here, notice how tightly compacted they are. that's what we refer to as a pressure gradient. here's futurecast, your lunch hour, clear skies from santa rosa so morgan hill and then watch what happens this time 24 hours from now tomorrow with the return of the low clouds and fog along the san mateo coast, these clouds will be thickening. sure we have some stratus out there right now, very thin and shallow. i'm talking a very deep marine
layer with condensation through thursday. these clouds march inland a good 45, 50 miles with the cooler air mass aloft, a little precip north of us and we will have a cooldown. auto 07 sun sets, smack in between. these temperatures are going up. it was 80 yesterday in livermore. 65 on monday in san francisco. today 67. 83 to the north, 80 to the south. peninsula into the 70s. extended forecast there, you have the big cooldown on wednesday through friday, pretty seasonable next weekend. let's play ball. okay. my oakland as, just have to admit, they are so hot right now, three walkoffs in a row, three wins, playing host to the angels, 64 degrees. michelle, cotton is on the mound for the good guys. we are going to do a day game. >> very soon. go as. go giants too. they need a little love. in our tech report right now facebook is back up. this comes after thousands of users were unable to access the social media site because of a
technical issue. many of them got this error message when trying to log in. the outage impacted users on the west coast of the u.s. as well as many in asia, australia and new zealand. many people took to twitter freaking out about the outage, even the south whales police force tweeted we don't mean to alarm you but facebook is down. it's down. at one point during the outage, #facebook down started trending. apple iphone 8 could come with air pods, that's according to a jpmorgan investors note obtained by nine to five math. ordering air pods online comes with a six week waiting period. they sell for $159. that cost would be factored into the bundle making the 10th anniversary iphone even more costly. there is a new way to upload instagram pictures. the company just announced users can now upload photos through the mobile site before you could only do it through the app. the company says it should help
people save some of their data. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up the warriors are going to get a little bit more time off and are they too dominant? they were actually asked that question in utah after last night's game and their response is priceless. s at kpix- and tell us about your school. what's cool about it? you can e-mail your nominations to us, cool schools at kpix.com. we may come and feature your school on our thursday morning show. ,,
to start fast in utah and man did they respond. jazz missed a shot. wastes no time finding javale mcgee. warriors up 24 points. utah used a 14-0 run to get back into t dante exem to the rack with little resistance from the blue jerseys. the warriors' lead was down to six in the third. check out the tough shot by steph curry over rudy rudy gobert. the splash brothers 59 for 51 points. draymond green finds andreing andre iguodala. curry knocked it down from the top of the key. warriors win 121-95 and they tweak the jazz. they now wait for either the spurs or the rockets in the western conference finals. >> i guess tonight on tnt the guys were complaining that your series was boring too. >> worst playoffs ever. >> that's not the worst playoffs ever. >> ever, chuck, ever.
>> that baseball playoffs are boring and these two dominant teams on a collision course. what do you think about that? >> blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. >> the warriors moving onto the conference finals. tell you real quickly the giants lose in a walkoff to the new york mets. the as, they win their third straight game in a walkoff with a jed lowrie home run. they are red hot. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. the verdict is in in the case of the man accused of killing sierra lamar. it's going to be read this morning. we will hear from her father up next. plus a local congressman making big claims about the president and russia. i'm sandra osborne. coming up we will take a close look at those claims. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, (man) hmm. what do you think?
live from the cbs bay area studio, this is kpix5 news. overnight, passengers get rowdy after nine spirit airline flights get cancelled. how the airline is responding this morning. plus -- >> there is evidence of collusion, both on the classified and unclassified side. >> a local congressman makes a big accusation about president trump's reported ties to russia. and -- >> what we expected to happen did happen. tips from within our own community led us to a possible suspect. >> police in arizona announce an arrest in a mysterious string of deadly shootings. but first in less than three hours we should learn the verdict for the man accused of killing sierra lamar. good morning. it is tuesday, may 9th. i'm kenny choi. >> and i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:30. kpix5's anne makovec has been following the case that stretched on for five years now. >> reporter: five years and her
body has never been found. so we are looking at a trial of a lot of circumstantial evidence and the defendant is eligible for the death penalty in this case. antolin garcia torres is charged with capital murder in the case of 15-year-old sierra lamar. she disappeared on her way to school in morgan hill in 2012. two months later after investigators found his dna on her jeans, which were found in a field near her home, he was arrested. sierra's dna was also found on an interior back seat door handle and on the outside of a pair of work gloves in garcia torres' car. after closing arguments last thursday, we heard from sierra's father. >> it's been a long trial but it's just a blink of an eye compared to how much time we haven't had sierra with us, so it's not anything. now we wait and we pray and we hope for justice for sierra.
>> reporter: garcia torres is also accused of trying to kidnap three other women in 2009. throughout the three month trial the defense tried to cast doubt on the dna evidence saying it may have been contaminated. they suggest that sierra lamar was unhappy at home and simply ran away. if he is found guilty this morning at 9:00 a.m., we move to the second phase of the trial and the jurors will then decide if he should have the death penalty or life in prison. the defendant has never spoken out on his own behalf. live in san jose, anne makovec, kpix5. authorities in arizona have arrested this man, aaron saucedo in connection to 12 shootings that left nine people dead. the killings spanned august 2015 to july of last year, each taking place on the streets of phoenix. investigators are now thanking the public for calling them with everything they sensed might be linked to these crimes. >> what we expected to happen
did happen. tips from within our own community led us to a possible suspect. >> sketches of the suspect were posted throughout phoenix but authorities say saucedo now admits he changed his appearance to avoid arrest. >> it's been said that a serial killer is like a chameleon and that's what made this case so frustrating. >> saucedo now faces 26 felony charges in connection with these deadly shootings. two airplane manufacturer employees were killed when their single engine plane crashed at lake berryessa. now the feds are trying to figure out what went wrong. the accident happened yesterday morning near the eastern end of the lake. the victims, john murray karkow and cagri sever worked for icon aircraft in vacaville. friends of both men say they will be remembered as pioneers. >> just lost two of our employees in an accident involving our airplane and it's tough and this time we are working with the ntsb on the
accident investigation and we are in touch with the families of both victims and we are doing what we can to help them and we are processing this internally. >> the plane had been flying for about 20 minutes before the crash. time now is 6:34. okay. we are going to go on with roberta and get a check on weather. >> did i distract you? >> you were coughing and i wanted to save your life and so i was going like this. >> my allergies are doing much better except i feel like i have cobwebs in my chest still. but if you're suffering from allergies i have that pollen report coming up at 6:48 this morning. >> good. >> right now i'd like to share this with you, it's a beautiful view looking at the shallow deck of low clouds and areas of fog pushing into the golden gate bridge this morning. isn't that gorgeous? temperature from 47 degrees in clear -- and clear skies in santa rosa to 50s around the rim of the bay, 51 redwood city, 51 santa rosa bay.
-- san jose bay. the clouds will clear out. winds will pick up later. variable, about 10 to 20. right now all the winds under 10 miles per hour, even calm. three things to remember, today is going to pan out to be the warmest day this workweek, significant cooling begins tomorrow and then below average temperatures for much of the week. today's numbers 60s coast, 60s, 70s around the peninsula, 60s, 70s bay side to right around the low and mid-80s away from the bay of water. good morning, chp running traffic breaks, this is along westbound 580 for folks making their way through livermore, expect delays if you are heading out of tracy on out towards the dublin pleasanton interchange. we haven't seen it shoot into red yet but we continue to see those travel times build. we will take it over to the san mateo bridge where it's getting crowded out there, westbound direction out of hayward into foster city, 24 minute ride and a crash near sfo starting to slow things down a bit for drivers heading in that
southbound direction of 101, one lane blocked. that is a check of your traffic. send it back over to you, kenny. >> thank you. a lot of chaos at the ft. lauderdale airport. hundreds of passengers were stranded when a spirit airlines cancelled flights -- when the spirit airlines cancelled flights. >> deputies had to be called to the airport to try to break up the fight. several people were arrested. an airline spokesperson said the pilots association is to blame for this. some of them are reportedly refusing to fly unless they get to negotiate their pay. republican leaders in the u.s. senate are already facing criticism in their effort to craft their own healthcare reform bill. last thursday the house passed its own healthcare reform plan. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell has created a 13 member panel to come up with their own proposal. the group does not include any women. one member of the panel says he expects it will take at least two months to finish the plan. as debates continue about
any ties between president donald trump and russia, one local congressman is making a big accusation. >> kpix5's sandra osborne live in the studio with all of the details. >> reporter: we are talking about democrat eric swalwell from the bay area and he represents the 15th district. that covers most of alameda county. and yesterday he made claims on cnn that there is evidence the president colluded with russia. take a listen. >> so there are things that you cannot tell us that you think are more, you know, perhaps more convincing than the public information? >> there's a pattern here, john, on the classified and unclassified side of deep personal, political and financial ties that donald trump and people in his family, in his businesses and on his campaign had with a foreign adversary in russia. that converged at the same time that russia was interfering with our campaign. >> swalwell is on the house permanent select committee on intel 87 cents -- intelligence. he said there's convincing evidence of collusion but did not give any proof. the president fired back on
twitter saying, quote, director clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows. there is no evidence of collusion with russia and trump. he also tweeted this, the russia-trump collusion story is a total hoax. when will this taxpayer funded sha raid end -- charade end. he's been vocal about the matter. you can see more on our website and also on twitter. >> thank you. antonio sabata, jr. is known for television drama and now hoping to take on an even bigger role. he is running for congress in california. he filed documents with the federal election commission yesterday. he's best known for his roles on general hospital and "melrose place." sabata says he was inspired to run in part during president trump's 2016 campaign. some landlords are losing their fight against new rent control laws in mountain view. the california apartment association is dropping its lawsuit against the city. they wanted to challenge a measure voters passed last
year. it calls for rent rollback to 2015 levels on apartments built before february 1st, 1995. the association says they dropped the suit because of the judicial climate. going to be more difficult to park in palo alto. new restrictions are officially in place in downtown. drivers will now need a permit to park more than two hours. it will be in place from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. today oakland city officials are working to make sure young people don't get hooked on flavored tobacco products. kpix5's jessica flores is live in oakland on the ban that they are introducing this afternoon. jessica. >> reporter: michelle, the oakland city council will consider banning all flavored tobacco products and their big motive here is trying to keep kids away from being attracted to tobacco and trying tobacco. they say these candy and fruit flavored products might entice children and young people to try those products. federally there's already a ban on candy and fruit flavored
cigarettes, but when it comes to cigars, tobacco and vape oil there's no federal regulation. san francisco is also considering a flavored tobacco product ban that would also ban menthol cigarettes. leaders from both cities say big tobacco uses these products to attract young people but shop owners say a possible ban could have its own negative consequences. >> people with backpacks out on the street selling singles out of backpacks that are not regulated, i mean, that's what's going to happen. a black market is going to exist. is that the way we want to go? >> reporter: big tobacco is a predator and they are guilty of profiling, always looking for new customers to backfill the ones that their products have killed. you can see, obviously, a big debate there. this is a controversy for some folks who say that people should be able to make their own decisions. but oakland wouldn't be the
first against big tobacco. berkeley banned flavored tobacco products near schools. today the city council members will announce the legislation here at franco guya plaza -- frank owe guya plaza -- ogawa plaza. next, the hefty loan states just asked for to cover the cost. plus where the u.s. is considering expanding a ban on carry-on electronic devices. and the market just opened up about 10 minutes ago. as we take a look at the board, the dow is up six points. coming up we will get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. ,,
, an electronic carry-on bag expanding the department of homeland security is looking to possibly add europe to the list. currently a ban on electronics for u.s. bound flights from 10 airports in the middle east and in north africa. government officials say they plan to make a decision in the next few weeks. a big milestone for apple and a potential blockbuster deal for real estate deal between two tech companies in san francisco. >> for all the details, let's check in with kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. good morning. >> good morning, michelle. good morning, kenny. microsoft has set lots of records over the past decade when the first iphone debuted. and it set another, it's topped $800 billion in market value, the biggest ever for a public corporation. and apple has been on a role in 2017. its stock up 30% since the beginning of the year, a lot of anticipation over the 10th anniversary iphone coming out this fall. bloomberg reporting that suppliers are already getting ready to do some work on the
iphone 8 earlier than expected which could indicate that apple is expecting even heavier demand, especially after iphone sales in the recent quarter were a little bit weaker, but apple with its stock up so much this year has been a big reason for the stock market hitting new records, that's been the case a number of times since 2017. a big office space deal in san francisco. the information reports that airbnb is going to lease 250,000 square feet from zynga at zynga's headquarters and based on comps in the area, that could work out to about $15 million per year. airbnb, of course, has been growing steadily while zynga, the social game developer has been going the other way after past hits like mafia wars and farmville, has not been able to build on that and bought that building in 2012 for $228 million and it's also been reportedly looking to sell that building. stock market off to a slightly positive start this morning. let's go to the big board, see how we are doing. dow up about just over 13
points, nasdaq and s&p in record territory, nasdaq up 16 points and the s&p higher by two points. michelle and kenny, back to you. >> jason brooks from kcbs radio, thank you. we are getting a new look at uber's self-driving truck. the company's ceo shared this picture. as you can see, it will be called uber freight. it's unclear how and where the company will be testing this one but it's not the first self- driving big rig we have seen. you might remember the company tested this system last year, uber created a self-driving truck from budweiser and it completed a 120-mile trip in colorado. if you're out on the roads and you see one of those self- driving trucks, keep your eyes on the road. >> it's going to be hard. it's going to be, you know, fascinating to see a car driving by you and just nobody in it. >> right. that's going to be years down the line. now they are just -- there were always be somebody in there but it's driving itself. >> it's happening, it's happening. the morning commute is definitely happening. we are tracking delays for
drivers along many of our bay area routes. in fact, all of them. we will begin by taking it over to westbound 580, that continues to be very heavy heading out of tracy, no accidents along that stretch but in the yellow a little over 30 minutes making your way from 205 out towards 680. san mateo bridge not too bad. we have remained out of the red all morning long, still seeing those slowdowns, though, as you head from hayward on over to foster city. we did have an earlier accident near sfo. it does not appear to be blocking lanes any longer along 101 but it's still causing some -- where we are seeing the residual delays continue. westbound highway 4 at harbor street, a crash that has traffic backed up beyond love- range at this point. do expect delays if you're making your way out of antioch and heading towards martinez. we continue to see the clays southbound 101 near sfo. 880 making your way through oakland, still not too bad. just a little crowded.
>> thank you. drivers hoping for a personalized license plate featuring california's famous redwoods may be out of luck. the goal of the new place was to raise money for state parks. state law requires 7500 pre orders before a plate actually goes into production, just over 2200 drivers have pre ordered thus far and the deadline is may 18th. so they look pretty cool, right? no? okay. >> i thought so. how do you like the black and gold license plates, the old school ones, right? those are pretty cool too. hi, everybody. good morning. what a view. this looks pretty cool also looking out at the skyline of san francisco from treasure island, getting a little bit of a clip on the bay waters there as the winds begin to pick up, but what a view this morning. you want another view? i'll give you this. this is from sutro tower looking due north at the golden gate bridge where we have a shallow deck of low clouds and marine layer layer sweeping in over this ban at the -- band at
the golden gate bridge. 52 in oakland, livermore in the 50s. 50s around the rim of the bay. the winds have been under 10 miles per hour but all over the place. that's what we refer to as a variable wind and we will be picking that up 10 to 20 later. good morning to one of my buddies, john miller, 48 degrees he's reporting in santa rosa with a little bit of stratus and a lot of sunshine. thanks, john, for checking in with us with your weather station in santa rosa. so this right here, this ridge of high pressure will continue to hold for one more day, low pressure is departing but still picking up that pressure gradient, that's when you see the lines very close together. that's why we will have the winds up to 20 later. futurecast illustrates by lunchtime today the abundance of sunshine to the north, to the south and all points back in between. here come the clouds this time tomorrow morning, that's the marine layer, it will be enhanced and then by thursday it's going to march inland, at least a good 50 miles and with that cooler air mass aloft, we will have a big time cooldown
beginning tomorrow. pollen reports suggest if you suffer from allergies it's the oak, the grasses and the mulberry count on the medium to high side. a little bit of a relief on thursday when we do see that enhanced marine layer. otherwise today with the full on sunshine, 60s beaches, warmer across the bay, from 65 to 67 degrees in san francisco, up to nearly 80 in mountain view, up from 78 on monday to 80 in san jose, up from 80 to 83 in livermore. same in santa rosa. here is your extended forecast, calls for big time cooldown beginning on wednesday through friday with that marine layer, even producing a little bit of drizzle. and then a little bit more seasonal conditions for the weekend. how about our as? i mean, i'm talking how about our as? three walkoff wins in a row. they are now, what, one game behind the angels for second place. and they are playing the angels tonight, 64 degrees, clear skies, can you tell i'm a
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whoo! i mean, whoo. antolin garcia-torres is charged with capital murder in the case of 15- year-old sierra la mar. he is eligible for the death penalty if he is found peared on i'm anne makovec live in san jose where the verdict of the case of the man accused of killing seer lala march is set -- sierra lamar is set to be read at 9:00 a.m. after a three month trial. she went missing five years ago. antolin garcia torres charged with capital murder in the case of 15-year-old sierra lamar. he is eligible for the death penalty if he is found guilty. sierra disappeared on her way to school in morgan hill in 2012 and in the weeks following the case was built against garcia torres and he was arrested two months later. the forensic evidence, sierra's clothing fibers in garcia torres' car, her hair on a rope in his trunk and his dna found on her jeans. the challenge for the prosecution, though, there is no body and there is no crime scene. garcia torres also accused of trying to kidnap three other
women in 2009. if he is found guilty of capital murder, we move to the penalty phase of this trial and both sides will be able to present evidence in that before the jury makes the final decision again. live in san jose, anne makovec, kpix5. >> anne, thank you. time now 6:57. time for your final 5. >> president trump is labeling investigations into possible ties between his campaign and russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as a total hoax. he made the remarks in tweets following a congressional hearing that featured former acting u.s. attorney general sally yates. during a three-hour hearing she testified that moscow's medalling in the election was very real. joe montana is suing the developers of san francisco's sinking tower. the lawsuit alleges that the millennium tower has sunk a total of 16 inches since 2008 and that developers knew about it. san francisco police are
reporting a drop in confrontations involving the use of force. the department says the number of incidents dropped more than 15% this year compared to the first quarter of last year. and today san jose city council considers immediately enacting an ordinance that prevents landslides from evicting people without a reason. the council recently approved a policy putting a stop to no cause evictions. and water officials in california say they have had to borrow $500 million to fix the damaged oroville spillway. now the state will reportedly seek reimbursement for 75% of repair costs from the feds. and we continue to track delays for drivers heading over to the bay bridge toll plaza, now an accident. two car crash that's right up 580 and interstate 80 right there where they join so do expect delays to continue along interstate 80, the east shore freeway as well as heading into fran from the maze into downtown 40 minute ride, your drive times in the red and yellow out of antioch into
hercules. roberta. good morning, everybody. this is just quite the sight, this is a shall -- this is a shallow deck of low clouds and fog sweeping in from the coast over the bay bridge. the clouds will dial back today, ample sunshine through the beaches through the south bay, into -- bay, into the inland areas. up 80 to 88 in san jose. 87, which is almost 90 in fairfield. 60s at the beaches, variable winds 10 to 20. big time cooldown tomorrow through friday. you know, i didn't know that lancaster is the number 1 cancer kill -- lung cancer is the number 1 cancer killer of women. did you know that? >> yes. >> my grandmother died of lung cancer and she wasn't a smoker but i thought it was more ovarian or breast cancer. but today is american lung association's -- bring awareness to lung cancer.
>> today is also national teacher appreciation day. >> and sleepover day. good morni viewers in the west. it is tuesday, may 9th, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." former acting attorney general sally yates reveals the warning she gave the white house on general michael flynn and russia. but this morning, there's still unanswered questions about surveillance after her testimony to congress. and breaking overnight, spirit airlines passengers erupt in anger at a florida airport when numerous flights are canceled. why the carrier is blaming pilots for the des ruption. nestle in hot water for selling bottled water from drought prone california. we travel to a spring at the center of the controversy to see how the company is