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live, from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpix5 news. peopeaghwarh killed wreck snarling traffic for hours. good afternoon, i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. that crash happened just before 12:30 early this morning. the car hitting a taxi on 11
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northbound. kpix5's jackie ward has more. >> reporter: the taxi driver worked for national cab and it is a very somber day here. other drivers wouldn't comment on who the victim is. it was not his fault. this is what remained of the two cars that slammed into each other. on the left, a volkswagen sedan, chp says the female driver was the solo passenger in the car and driving the wrongway on northbound 101 when she crashed into a taxi killing the driver, two passengers, and herself. >> at this time, we are looking into whether seat belts were being used within that taxicab. it does appear one of the passengers was ejected from the vehicle due to the collision. but we do not know if drugs or alcohol were involved. that is something we do take a look at. not only in this collision, but all traffic collisions. especially at this time of the day or night. >> copy, it is unrecognizable. >> reporter: the call of the
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crash came in around 12:30 a.m. they had received calls of a wrongway driver prior to that. it is unclear how long the volkswagen was traveling before slamming into the taxi. chp said it may have been as long as a mile-and-a-half from the 280-101 interchange to just north of candlestick. >> they could have been traveling quite some time. >> reporter: traffic was severely backed up for the bulk of the morning commute. chp had all lanes closed, shortly after the accident happened and didn't open the freeway until just before 7:00 a.m. jackie ward, kpix5. and we are still awaiting the confirmed identifications of the four people who were killed this morning. chp says that luggage was inside the taxi. we'll have much more on this story coming up on the kpix5 news at 5:00. and online, kpix.com. a woman charged with intentionally running down two pedestrians in cupertino heads
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to court. she hit two pedestrians. one victim was killed, the other suffered minor injuries. the motive is unclear at this point. san francisco will be packed over the next two weeks. more than 60 events are happening and some of the highlights include the harley strictley bluegrass festival. the warriors' first game at the new chase center is on saturday against the lakers. and, san francisco fleet week events start on sunday. new at noon, city officials announced their plans to keep all those events safe. kpix5's anne makovec is live with more. anne? >> reporter: that is all hands on deck when it comes to big activities this weekend. and all next week. as fleet week activities ramp up. we are talking about hundreds of thousands of extra people in the city. emergency services are going to be stretched. this is video from some of
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these big events in the disaster, there is some anxiety when it comes to these crowds. city, state, and federal military leaders held a meeting. they said it is all about coordination and prioritizing responses from normal daily emergency calls to these large events. >> most of them are, you know, preplanned and predictable so we can preplan our deployment. we don't know what we don't know, something happens that we are not expecting, we have to be prepared for that as well. but the events, we plan for those, we deploy for those. those are a little easier because we know they are coming. >> reporter: they'll have extra firefighters, paramedics and police officers on duty. coast guard patrols on land and on the waterfront. and what they want from you, if you are headed to san francisco for any of these big events, have a reunification plan. just in case you get separated from your group. be vigilant about what you see
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around you. anything suspicious, report it. and, you can sign up for emergency alerts if you text fleet week sf all one word to 888777. and if you didn't catch that, i have that number on my twitter page which is @anne, kpix. anne makovec, kpix5. governor newsom is signing a new law changing the way the state deals with charter schools. the legislation would require all charter schoolteacher to be credentials. existing teachers get five years to met the requirement. a couple of democratic presidential hopefuls are in the area. joe biden is scheduled for fundraisers, and cory booker will be in menlo park. a new poll shows there is a virtual three-way tie in
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california among democratic contenders. massachusetts senator elizabeth warren leads the pack at 23%. in close second, former vice president joe biden at 22%. and, just one percent back, vermont senator bernie sanders. kamala harris is in fourth place at just 8%. the margin of error was 4.9%. new at noon, attorneys for victims of the las vegas mass shooting have reached a settlement with mgm resorts expected to pay between 735 million to $800 million. more than 2500 lawsuits have been filed against the resort where a gunman opened fire into an outdoor concert two years ago this week. 58 people died and hundreds were injured that day. it is the deadliest mass shooting in modern u.s. history. the final settlement amount will depend on the number of plaintiffs who choose to take part. mgm calls this a major step. 18 soldiers are injured after a military exercise went wrong in mississippi.
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they were parachuting from c130 transport planes at camp shelby last night. when the army says a gust of wind blew one plane into some trees on a remote part of the base. the army says none of the injuries are life threatening. president trump is signing an executive order calling to strengthen medicare advantage. it's a private insurance option chosen by one-third of seniors on the trip to the villages in florida, the president also criticized democrats' medicare for all plan. under which private health insurance would no longer have a place. medicare for all offers broader benefits and lower costs. the president slammed congress' impeachment inquiry once again today. >> look at the whistleblower's complaint. it is totally inaccurate. the conversation i had was absolutely perfect and most people who read it said the same thing. >> about the same time, the president's former special envoy to ukraine arrived on capitol hill for a closed door
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deposition. sources close to him said he resigned last friday in order to testify to congress without having to abide by state department rules. the former special envoy provided congressional staffers with documents ukraine ahead of today's deposition. he is said to have played a central role in connecting ukrainian officials with rudy giuliani. project home, a bay area woman who was one of the longest surviving heart transplant recipients in the country is fighting to stay in her home. cory crow is on 25 different medications to ensure her body doesn't reject the organ. that makes it impossible to hold down a job. she received a section 8 housing voucher from santa clara county and has been living in the enclave apartments for five years. back? june, she found black mold in the cabinets. her doctors worry it could compromise her fragile immune system and she worries if he loses her apartment, she will end up on the streets.
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>> my health is spiraling down. i'm scaredly be homeless. >> the enclave says she created the mold, something she refutes. 4,000 people are currently on the wait list for section 8 housing in santa clara county. cory is working with project sentinel. she could end up suing for discrimination. we want to hear your ideas an story. you can send them to projecthome@kpix.com and you can see all of our original reports on kpix.com. a new chapter in u.s. trade wars hits europe. the popular products that may soon cost you more. plus, back on earth after six months in orbit, hear from an astronaut on his second shot at space. well, here is a live look with our camera, tracking the winds. they are picking up along the
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coast. and up in if hills. i will show you the futurecast winds coming up.
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welcome back, let's take a look at the big board right now to see how the stock market is doing. the dow is up about 82 points. europe is threatening to strike back with their own tariffs after president trump announced new tariffs on european goods. the world trade organization ruled that european countries have illegally subsidized aviation giant air bus making it harder for boeing to compete. so now, the wto is allowing the u.s. to impose 25% taxes on $7.5 billion in imported goods from europe. they take effect in two weeks. they will hit french wine, italian cheese, and scotch whiskey and cashmere, wool, and leather. nick hague was one of three people who returned to earth this morning landing in kazakhstan. a picture perfect ending to his six months on the international
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space station. but his journey wasn't always so smooth. >> reporter: this is nick hague. walking about 250 miles above the rest of us. his earth view and his life view both changed. >> to be able to look down and see the earth for what it is, and realize we are on this special island in this abyss of darkness. the change of perspective up here is profound and you can definitely feel it. >> reporter: for six months, his home has been the international space station. but, his emotional space ride began before he got here. last october, his ride to space, a russian rocket, had to abort mid flight. a booster malfunctioned. disingrateing beneath him. the capsule was flung to safety. back on the ground, this hug
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from his wife katie was longer than usual. >> you realize in that moment, this could have been bad. >> reporter: when we talk today the couple last december, nasa was giving hague what he anher launch. otat >> nervous? >> oh yes. it's scary to be the spouse and watch it from the outside. >> reporter: but this flight reached the space station without a hitch. >> confirmed. >> nick hague of nasa. >> a mix of emotions, the relief of finally accomplishing it. knowing the sacrifice that went into that point. >> reporter: since 1961, only 358 americans have ever been in space. they all defied long odds to get there but none quite like nick hague. >> what does your space experience say about the power
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of second chances? >> life is full of adversity. and what defines you is how you encounter that adversity and whether you bounce back from it or not. >> as for whether there is a big home coming, the family plans to eat pizza and drink wine. >> he deserves a big party. an mary, you deserve a big party for this weekend forecast. >> yeah, we are looking at temperatures warming up. plenty of sunshine. perfect weather across the bay area. as we look ahead to the weekend. temps a little cooler than yesterday. running one to four degrees cooler compared to yesterday at this time. and here is a live look. from the sales force tower camera. this is looking east at the bay bridge. mount diablo under the sunshine. temps in the 60s and 70s . and 71 in concord. 63 oakland. livermore coming in at 70. 60 in san francisco. upper 60s for san jose.
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as well as santa rosa. we are tracking the winds because they are picking up this afternoon because of a week dry front pushing through that is kicking up the winds, northwesterly winds at 16 in downtown san francisco. 10 miles an hour winds in vallejo. so, along the coast, as well as up in the hills we will see the windiest conditions. this weak front is dropping our way. it is a dry front. so cooler air for one more day. today. and then, high pressure will be building in as we go through the rest of the workweek tomorrow and into the week. plenty of sun as we head through the rest of the day. temperatures below average this time of year, and as we head through tomorrow, temps a little bit warmer and warmer still for your weekend. as we go through futurecast, wind gusts, you can see the winds really picking up as we head through the rest of the
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afternoon and for this evening. the windiest conditions in the hills. westerly winds up to 20 to 30 miles an hour as we go through the day. our sunset 6:49. and ouat 7:07. san jose, mid 60s for san francisco. there we go. with that warmup in store for us. friday, and, into the weekend. the warmest day out of the week on sunday. we are still warm on monday. cooling it down a little bit. already start thinking about the outdoor plans you might have for the weekend because it looks great. >> looks fantastic. thank you mary. the new comedy carol second act continues on cbs tonight. it is about a woman who pursues her dream of becoming a doctor after retiring from teaching and having kids. i talked to the actors about what drew them to the project. >> we are living longer healthy
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relievers and there's a lot of things to do in the world. and people who need help and ways to grow. it is encouraging to our audience. whether you are male or female. and really at any age to take chances in your life. >> you can watch carol's second act tonight at 9:30 on kpix5. we'll be right back. look, this isn't my first rodeo... and let me tell you something, i wouldn't be here if i thought reverse mortgages took advantage of any american senior, or worse, that it was some way to take your home. it's just a loan designed for older homeowners, and, it's helped over a million americans. a reverse mortgage loan isn't some kind of trick to take your home. it's a loan, like any other.
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as the demand on public services continues to rise, community centers are providing more and more to the residents they serve. >> as allen martin reports, this week's jefferson award winner decided decades ago he could help others by helping his local community center succeed. you need a hand? >> reporter: dave court loves lending a helping hand to the community of west marin. >> the core of him is to give back and help. >> reporter: for the last three decades, he has been the executive director of the san geronimo community center which is now in its 50th year. when dave took over in 1991, it had one staff member and an annual budget of $25,000.
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it now like after school care. fitness classes. or offered for free or under a reduced cost. dave is the heart of this operation. >> he provides a steady leadership quality. he is always there. he never judges anyone. >> reporter: dave honed his people skills early in his career, first working in the juvenile justice system. then early childhood education before seeing an ad for the executive director position. his wife encouraged him to apply. >> name three skills you had to have. leift er 100 people. pounds. >> reporter: he took the job and stayed in west marin to raise his family. all the while, intertwining himself with the community and the center which now serves 15,000 people every year. >> i love going there.
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i wouldn't go anywh. we areke a there was a huge magnet that was just pulling my wife and i into this community. and i talked to hundreds of other people who live here. >> so for serving the community of west marin through the free and low cost programs, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to dave court. allen martin, kpix5. >> they are celebrating their golden anniversary this saturday. events includmountain bike ride. community hike. and music and much more. >> you can nominate your local hero for a jefferson award online on kpix.com/hero. and a quick reminder. if you have a consumer problem or question, you can always email us. consumerwatch@kpix.com or call the hot line. 888-5-helps-u. we'll be right back.
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i could look at that all day long. because it itright? >> soak up that sunshine. you got it for a while too for the weekend. >> go out for a run or have some lunch now. we'll see you tomorrow.
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