tv KTVU Morning News Early Edition FOX May 19, 2011 5:00am-6:00am PDT
pressure getting too low. it's all ahead here on the ktvu morning news. good morning. thank you for joining us. it's thursday may 19th. i'm pam cook. >> and i'm mike mibach in for dave clark. start by saying hello to steve paulson. good morning, mike and pam. we have fog back on the coast starting to warm up. inland sunny and warm. we still get a sea breeze. for some 50s and 60s for others low to mid-70s. at least more sunshine today than clouds unless you're hanging out by the coast then it might be tough to get more sun. we'll have more coming up soon. here's sal. good morning. right now westbound traffic on highway 4 looks good coming up to the willow pass grade with no major issues. this is a look at downtown san francisco traffic on northbound 101. it is a nice drive. it's 5:00. let's go back to the desk. topping our news now at 5:00. the investigation into a police shooting in oakland.
two suspects were critically injured in the overnight gunfire. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us now with details of what led up to this shooting. tara. >> reporter: well, there's still quite a police presence here in this neighborhood. we're just south of 580 near school street. you can see the crime scene tape still up. one of the officers actually just taking off right now. we have a lot of questions about what spurred this shooting but so far police have not released many details. now here's a look at some video that our crews shot last night. ktvu was the first to arrive on scene and we were the only ones to get a look at the scene gist minutes after this shooting happened. 59 # at 9:00 officers received inside information that violence was about to erupt here. they got the tip on a target vehicle. a light blue van tailed by what they say was the victim's car a red lexus. within an hour and a half they spotted the cars and moved in. gunfire started, two suspects were wounded and a third took off. officers and federal investigators swarm the area. >> in situations like this it
requires a lot of resources. we try to get as many officers as we have on duty here as quickly as possible to maintain perimeter and establish command and control of the situation. >> reporter: now police were able to find that third suspect in a nearby yard two hours later around 12:30 by using an infrared device on their helicopter. he was not hurt. now we don't know what instigated the entire shooting but we do know officers recovered several weapons. two of them were found on a nearby rooftop wrapped in a towel or some sort of clothing. now there was another shooting just a couple blocks from here about three blocks from here tuesday night. and police aren't sure if the two are connected. oakland police are also not saying if this shooting was gang-related. live in oakland, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. well, oakland police are also looking for a suspect in another shooting that happened just before 8:00 last night. police say the victim showed up in this car at the east mont substation saying he'd been hit
by gunfire. he told officers he'd been shot at macarthur boulevard and 75th avenue he was taken to the hospital. doctors will only say that victim is expected to survive. los angeles police will be out in force once again tonight outside dodgers stadium. they are looking for new leads in the beating of giants fan bryan stow in the stadium parking lot. this is the first giants- dodgers series in los angeles since that attack nearly seven weeks ago. it was on the mind of nearly everyone at the ballpark last night including the players. >> i probably don't know everything going on just like a lot of us don't. but looks like the dodgers are taking necessary steps to keep people safe. our thoughts and prayers are still with the family. >> giants manager also weighed in on the brutal attack. he says it has him worried about the safety of his own players. doctors at san francisco general hospital are treating stow's critical brain injury. they say they see some signs of improvement and have reduced his medication. he can now open his eyes
however the 42-year-old paramedic remains in a coma. doctors say they are not willing to make any long-term predictions. barry bonds will have to wait at least another month to learn what happens next in his perjury case. yesterday a judge postponed a post trial hearing until june 17th. the delay will give prosecutors more time to decide if they will re-try any of the three counts in which the jury deadlocked. that will also give defense lawyers more time to work on their legal battle plan. they want the judge to overrule the jury and throw out bonds' lone conviction. former president of a parent-teacher organization in san jose is facing jail time for theft charges. vanessa pleaded no contest to felony grand theft. prosecutors say she stole more than $20,000 from trace elementary school's parent- teacher organization. the new treasurer of the organization says she try today hide the crime saying the group's financial statements had burned in a school fire
last year. a former trace clerk also faces theft charges. pg&e has issued a new warning about pipeline pressure reductions. the utility sent a letter to regulators last week that says dropping levels could effect service to customers including hospitals and power plants. now last month they warned of uncontrollable outages. state regulators ordered the utility to cut pressure on some lines and to conduct water tests following the investigation into the san bruno pipeline explosion. now today transportation secretary raoulia hood and congresswoman spear will tour that blast site. this morning in a major speech on u.s. middle east policy president obama will defend new sanctions on syria's president. coming up we will have a live report from washington d.c. with a message the president wants to deliver in his speech. defense secretary robert gates says he has not seen any evidence that senior pakistani officials knew where osama bin laden was living. gates says bin laden's hideout
was probably known to somebody, maybe of lower ranking official. but he says he has no proof of that. there have been questions about how bin laden could have lived for years in a compound in a military town in pakistan without anyone knowing he was there. both sides are considering their legal options in the dispute over a piece of land in vallejo that is a native american burial site. native american activists have been camped out at the site for four weeks now. the city of vallejo wants to build a park installing bathrooms, benches and a parking lot, but the activists say that would desecrate the site. the city says it won't pay for a costly legal fight and the activists say they're not leaving. slowing down cyclists on the golden gate bridge with a speed limit. that's the idea. and now the public gets to voice its opinion. ktvu's jade hernandez joining us this morning live at the golden gate bridge with more on the reasons bridge officials are considering these new safety rules. jade. >> reporter: that's right. the aim to reduce speed is to actually cut down on the number
of accidents on the golden gate bridge. the bridge district has proposed a 10 miles per hour speed limit. and they're holding two bike safety meetings and open houses today to discuss that. some cyclists say no way to a speed limit change. one main reason is the $100 fine for violators. now the first meeting is scheduled to take place in an hour from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 right here at vista point on the marin side of the bridge. and the second is from 3:00 to 5:00 at the district's administrative offices on the other side of the bridge. now there's also talk about a 5 miles per hour speed limit around construction zones on the bridge as well. coming up we're going to gauge reaction here on the bridge about a possible new lower speed limit and how it would effect cyclists in the future. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. this morning cal trans crews are preparing for major work on the new eastern span of the bay bridge. take a live look at the bridge early this morning. crews will place a 500-ton
cable saddle on top of the tower of the self-anchored suspension span. that cable will be fed through and work gets underway at just about 10:00 a.m. the new eastern span of the bridge isn't set to open until 2013. but, sal, when we talk about construction we always want to make sure people don't get distracted and look up at what's going on. >> get a big fat ticket. you know by chp if you're distracted on the bridge. so pay attention out there. all right. looks like i need my coffee. let's get through this report and i'll get coffee so i can talk. look at 880 northbound -- i'm sorry 280 northbound getting up to 880. that traffic is going to be okay. it's light starting off the morning well. and there are no fog or weather problems for the bay area westbound right now traffic looks good at the bay bridge. checking in with chp we haven't had a lot going on which is good for the time being. it's nice and quiet as you look at the east shore freeway. westbound interstate 80 traffic
is moving along nicely. it's 5:08. let's go to steve. all right, sal, a lot quieter today. although there's plenty of fog on the coast and that's going to keep temperatures by the beaches in the 50s and 60s. inland 70s. strong low from yesterday has moved east and taking with it most of the clouds. most of the high and mid-level clouds. but some of that fog will hang out by the coast. with an on shore breeze we'll be warmer inland but not a lot. we'll just get back to near average or even slightly below. but we've been a good 15 to 20 degrees below where we should be on the high side. anything on a bounce is probably going to give us about within three or five degrees of average this time of year. the main system moves out, but the front is there. it doesn't show up for another couple hours here. but it's really starting to fill in from about marin head land south. on the san mateo coast it looks really solid. west-southwest at fairfield. calm san jose. calm sfo. calm santa rosa. there's a component of a sea breeze but not that strong. it's there. 40s low to mid to upper and
some low 50s san francisco at 50 but iv 4 livermore. if it wasn't for the breeze fairfield would be colder than that. and 46 redwood city to 48 mountain view san jose. probably on the other side of 101 cooler than that as you get closer to town. there's our big low. big weather player as it moves across the country to the rockies and points east. our cool down will start late friday into saturday as another system comes in and there's signs middle and end of next week could get back to some rain. so stay tuned. sunny and warmer away from the coast. there's too much coastal fog to get too warm over by the beaches as we said 50s and 60s there. some mid-70s inland. again these are still below average. santa rosa 75. should be closer to 80. we are running below average. temperatures about the same on friday. maybe slightly warmer well inland but cool it down saturday and big cool down as we go into sunday. all right. close call at chicago's o'hare. the high profile arrival at the airport that may have distracted an air traffic controller.
carol hon joining us. sees this as a critical message to send a message to the muslim world. >> reporter: that's right. two years after his ground breaking speech in cairo, the president is once again reaching out to a region that has since gone through a lot of change. administration officials say the president will lay out a broad vision of what the middle east and north africa could become and how america would help countries on the road to democracy. the president will offer economic assistance to egypt to encourage more political reform. the white house says the move will improve our national security and strengthen our ties in the region. >> it presents a unique opportunity for the united states and our allies to embrace and support the kind of change that will improve the lives of the people of that region. >> reporter: what remains unclear is if president obama will ask syria's president to step down this morning. yesterday the white house hit top syrian officials with sanctions for their brutal
crackdown on protesters. another wild card, israel. will the president try to restart peace negotiations by suggesting israel make some land concessions to the palestinian state. the white house wouldn't say. the president's speech takes place at the state department in a couple hours. live in washington, carol hon. ktvu channel 2 news. the tragic news from south america came early this morning. an airlines plane crashed and exploded in arrange tina killing all 22 people on board. a baby among the victims. investigators say the plane was flying between two cities in southern argentine in. no word yet on exactly what caused that jet to go down or if any americans were on board. well, a close call at chicago's o'hare airport. the f.a.a. says on monday a new air traffic controller cleared a jet link flight for takeoff while a sky west flight was coming in for a landing on an intersecting runway. an alarm in the tower sounded and the sky west flight was told to circle.
the incident happened shortly after another plane carrying vice president joe biden landed at o'hare. investigators are reportedly looking into whether that caused a distraction. today attorney general eric holder is in the bay area. he will deliver remarks at a conference in san jose on combating child exploitation. law enforcement professionals from across the united states are meeting at the san jose convention center. holder's speech is scheduled for noon. the water system at the richmond health center is being tested after an employee died of legion air's disease. it's the second time in three years that a center employee's contacted the decide. bacteria often thrives in damp environments. the center does remain open in the meantime. there have been no other cases of the disease. but test results are expected this week. all right. the time is 5:16 on this thursday morning. let's check in with sal on the roadways. hey, sal. hey, mike and pam. you know traffic is actually doing pretty well around the bay area. so far no problems on the
golden gate bridge as you can see heading south from the marin side to san francisco it's a very nice drive. also this morning we're looking at westbound bay bridge toll plaza. the traffic is moving well from oakland to san francisco. and northbound 880 is nice all the way up to downtown oakland. 5:16. let's go to steve. >> hold on there, sal. >> steve. >> okay. go ahead. >> finally some 70s you're saying? >> not for the city. not for san francisco or the coast. but inland, yes, we will get some as that system right there into nevada moves out. for those of you who work outside or maybe end of next week there's something going on. it's memorial day weekend. there are signs we might get back into some rain. we'll see. it won't be very warm. i can tell you that. today will be a little warmer into tomorrow but after that another cool down into the weekend. fairfield west-southwest at 10. sea breeze is there most locations are rather calm. 40s though it's a chilly morning. santa rosa napa at 43. san rafael and livermore not far away. and redwood city 46.
concord now broken underneath 50 at 49. a lot of low 50s. high pressure's here but it's weak. it's weak. not been working out much. one system moves out. so high pressure builds in. but leading edge of our cool down which will probably be in here friday night into saturday. and then so we'll get a little bump up today and tomorrow. and then we bring that roller coaster right back down on the temperatures. just too much fog. i mean actually i'm incredulous formed that fast considering we haven't had any heat. the water temperatures really cold. so it doesn't take much now. it will be warmer away from the coast, but it's still going to be in the 50s and 60s coast and bay unless we pick up a north- northeast wind. i don't see that right now. i see a lot of weatherly breeze. warmer inland, fog on the coast. carry that into friday and big school down on sunday. this morning the japanese government announced the country has fallen back into a recession. cabinet office says after the march 11 earthquake and tsunami consumer spending and factory
production plunged 3.7%. now of course the damaged factory's causing severe shortages of parts and components for manufacturers across japan. and the crippled nuclear power plant caused widespread power shortages. japanese car makers are taking an unusual step to help avoid blackouts across the country. they will start working on weekends and then take thursdays and fridays off. auto parts suppliers will also reschedule to match the automakers. the new schedule will run from july through september which is the peak period for use of electricity in japan. checking in on wall street. i personally am keeping an eye on linkedin but i'm certainly not the only one. the company goes public. the mountain view based professional networking site priced at a huge $45 a share. it's expected to head straight up and that could take other technology stocks up as well. here's where we start dow at 12,560 after gaining 80 yesterday. the s&p 500 and nasdaq also up a bit as well.
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good morning. coastal fog is there. so temperatures by the coast stay in the 50s and 60s. it will be mostly sunny to sunny inland and temperatures will be warming up into the low and mid-70s. well, it may be the middle of may but snow is still making a mess of things in denver, colorado. drivers are having a hard time getting around there. and plows are busy clearing the snow away. the latest storm brought three inches of new powder in some places. meteorologists say the weather won't get better soon. more showers and thunderstorms are expected there today. well, the mississippi river is rising at record levels. the national weather service predicts the crest will hold through at least saturday morning. parts of vicksburg, mississippi, been under water since last week. according to one estimate the flooding could cast $9 billion. we'll have a live update from mississippi coming up at 5:45 this morning. well, they had them for earthquakes and today the
california geological survey will release its latest map pointing out the state's landslide danger zones. show which areas are most vulnerable to destructive walls of mud. the agency has been required to release this map ever since the disastrous el nino storms barred california in the early 1980s. dozens of people turned out in san francisco to complain about what they call racial profiling by police officers. >> what they need to realize is that there needs to be a level of trust with these communities that currently doesn't exist in san francisco. >> human rights groups say san francisco police officers assigned to the f.b.i.'s terrorism task force frequently circumvent local laws. chief suhr wants to remind officers local laws trump federal policies. in a separate issue the chief says he's also considering equipping some of his police officers with small
video cameras. this comes in the wake of the latest video released by the public defender alleging illegal searches and police misconduct. chief suhr says he hopes the cameras will help protect officers and shed more light on the work that they do. the cameras cost about $125 a piece. because of budget restrictions only plain clothed officers will get to wear them. bart ticket machines now compatible with clipper cards. that means users can refill clipper cards at bart ticket vending machines around the bay area. money can bed a today clipper cards using cash, credit cards or debit cards. but you have to have an existing clipper card to use those machines. bart ticket machines are still not able to distribute new clipper cards. well, the competition is getting down to the wire on "american idol." tonight we will find out who makes it to the final two. the remaining three contestants
are haley, lauren and scotty. santa cruz native james durbin was voted off last week. you can watch "american idol" tonight at 8:00 right here on ktvu. overnight police shooting in oakland. some critical questions still need to be answered. a live update from the scene. plus a bay area police officer who's facing charges is expected to be in court just hours from now. what he is accused of doing. and today a mountain view company is being called one of the biggest things to hit wall street since google. and we're getting some big slow downs on one bay area highway already. and some of the other commutes are beginning to fill up.
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. it's thursday may 19th. i'm mike mibach in today for day clark who has the morning off. good morning. i'm pam cook. time now almost 5:30. what's the weather going to be like, steven? pamela, mike, we have some coastal fog and it's not going anywhere except up the coast. cool day 50s and 60s. we will get some warm weather but only in the low 70s for some or mid-70s. these are still below average. santa rosa should be closer to 80 and should be over 80 for fairfield and antioch. at least a little warmer with some sunshine but fog near the coast. right now traffic on interstate 880 is looking very nice heading up past the coliseum. if you're driving to hayward also a nice drive.
also this morning we're looking at san francisco and northbound 101 traffic is easy downtown. 5:29. back to the desk. topping our news at 5:30, the investigation into a police shooting in oakland. two suspects were critically injured in the overnight gunfire. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us now with details on what led up to that shooting. tara. >> reporter: well, part of this neighborhood is still corderred off this morning. you can still see patrol cars are on scene. we're here in this neighborhood that is south of 580 near school street. and we have a lot of questions about what spurred this shooting. but very few answers this morning. right now let's take a look at some video that we have for you that our crews shot last night. ktvu is the first to arrive on scene. we were the only ones to get a look at what happened just minutes after the shooting. now at 9:00 officers had received some inside information that violence was about to erupt here. they got a tip on a target vehicle. a light blue van tailed by what they said was the victim's car a red lexus. within an hour and a half they
spotted the cars and moved in. gunfire started, two suspects wound and had a third took off. neighbors say they were actually surprised. >> this kind of behavior is shocking. and i've been in this neighborhood since the mid-90s. my grandmother purchased this house in 1974. but i got to tell you the neighborhood's cleaned up a lot believe it or not. >> reporter: now police were able to find that third suspect in a nearby yard two hours later by using an infrared device on their helicopter. he was not hurt. we don't know what instigated the entire shooting, but we do know that federal investigators were here and officers recovered several weapons. two of them were actually found on a nearby rooftop wrapped in a towel or some sort of clothing. now there was another shooting three blocks from here tuesday night. police aren't sure if these two shootings are connected. they also are remaining tight lipped about whether this incident is gang-related. live in oakland, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. just hours from now a san ramon police officer accused in a corruption scandal is scheduled to be back in court.
ktvu's kraig debro is in walnut creek this morning to tell us about the charges this officer is facing. kraig. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, pam. this officer's facing five felony counts. it will be the courtroom hearing held here in walnut creek at superior court. five felony counts. he's connected to two other former or current members of law enforcement also facing criminal charges. right now though prosecutors are not alleging that connection is criminal. police arrested 38-year-old louis lombardi may 6th. prosecutors say he then sold some of the drugs he stole to confidential informants. he's free at $500,000 bail and is on administrative leave from his job. coincidentally at least as a legal matter right now lombardi worked with welsh at c net or the central contra costa county enforcement team. that is a state agency.
he was in charge until earlier this year when he was arrested on charges of stealing drugs from the evidence locker and selling to users. they are accused of conspiring on that operation. those two used to work together on the antioch police force. coming up we're going to try to get hold of lombardi's attorney what defense he'll be offering and what plea he'll give this morning. kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. the prosecution in the chauncey bailey murder trial is expected to wrap up closing arguments. yusef bey iv and mackey accused of killing bailey, an oakland journalist, and two other men in 2007. bey wassed former leader of your black muslim bakery. prosecutors say he ordered the killing to prevent him from writing a story about the company's financial problems. ktvu's obtained 1,000 pages of legal documents never seen publicly. they paint a troubling picture of top commander at opd
misleading the public about key aspects of the bailey case. on december 15, 2008, then oakland police chief wayne tucker called a highly unusual press conference to respond to a story revealing what may have been the single biggest turn in the assassination of bay area journalist chauncey bailey. that turn was the discovery that tucker had delayed for two days a massive police raid scheduled for august 1, 2007 on the violent your black muslim bakery. so a member of the chief's command staff could extend a camping trip. the next day august 2nd, a self- described soldier from the bakery gunned down bailey. the delay raid -- the delayed raid then took place on august 3rd, the day after the murder. the documents contain charges that tucker and his command staff held a private meeting just before the press conference where they agreed to cover up that decision when they met the news media. >> the department i believe had
its own i guess sense of guilt or responsibility for the murder because the department was supposed to execute a warrant on the black muslim bakery august 1, the day before the murder. now no one is suggesting or implying that the department intended to kill chauncey bailey. >> san francisco attorney john scott is bringing a lawsuit against the city of oakland on behalf of sergeant long mire, the lead investigator in the bailey murder. ktvu obtained sworn statements by long mire and other police officials some testifying that long mire has been unjustly painted as the scapegoat for the bailey homicide investigation. long mire's lawsuit is scheduled to go to trial next february. as for the bey case our channel 2 website ktvu.com has an extension section on the trial. just look for the tab on the home page. we're now learning what may
have led arnold schwarzenegger to finally disclose that he had fathered a child with his housekeeper. the media is swarming around the bakersfield home of 50-year- old patty baena. one outlet reports baena recently threatened to go public with the affair. a few weeks later schwarzenegger fired her and told his wife maria shriver. her neighbors have nothing but praise for the 14-year-old boy. >> this young man is just at the top in being polite and being very cordial and just somebody you want to be around. >> now according to the new york times schwarzenegger paid for baena's $250,000 bakersfield home. the international monetary fund is searching for a new leader now that its chief is stepping down. dominique strauss-kahn has resigned saying he needs to devote all his energy to proving his innocence. strauss-kahn is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel
worker. he is currently being held in a new york city jail. today his lawyers will ask a judge to release him on bail. in less than an hour small investors will have a chance to get in on the initial public offering of linkedin stock. don't expect a bargain. money managers had the first chance to buy most of the ipo shares. they drove up the price for the shares in the mountain view based professional networking site to $45 a share. that's pretty huge for an ipo. many analysts expect it to go even higher today as public trading begins. today is the longest stage of california's best known bicycle race. stage five of the amgen tour starts in seaside at 9:30 this morning. it runs 135 miles. the fastest cyclists are expected to make the trip along narrow roads in less than six hours. a stage that started in livermore yesterday ended with american cyclist in the overall lead. the finish line in the hills above san jose was the first
true mountain finish in race history. his teammates, levi is second overall. he has won the race three times. a bicyclist not in the race was hurt near the finish line. he and a volvo collided. he was taken to regional medical center of san jose where he was released for his injuries. no other information about the accident is being released. 5:38 is the time right now. sal, how's the commute so far this morning? looks pretty good so far, but it's getting busy in some areas. let's go outside. i want to show you the traffic is busy on highway 4. but it's busier on highway 4 in antioch as we show you a live picture of bay point. it's also getting crowded here. but at the bay bridge it's not all that bad westbound coming into san francisco. i think you can still get a nice commute. and this is interstate 880. the traffic is moving along very nicely if you're driving let's say from oakland to hayward or fremont right now is the time to go.
5:38. let's go to steve. sal, thank you. we have some coastal fog out there. it does not look to be disappearing. in fact it looks to be ramping up. 50s, 60s by the beaches today. warmer inland but not a lot. by the fall we'll warm up just with more sunshine. days are longer. so back in the low and mid-70s but not that warm by the weekend more fog, cooler and breezy as a weak system comes in. now quiet next -- early next week monday and tuesday. but then there are signs couple of our forecast models, one of them very bullish for bringing rain back in here towards the end of next week. wouldn't surprise me. the trend is your friend. and right now the trend is to keep us cool. we haven't had much heat. the rain moved out from yesterday and the cloud cover we had a lot of clouds and some sun. but i mean it was a lot of cloud cover inland areas. not today. now reverse it. fog on the coast but inland areas will get some sunshine and warmer weather. our system from yesterday has finally moved east. heading into nevada and rockies. but for us we still have that fog forming. amazing it formed so fast. but when you have upper 40s and
very low 50s for water temps it doesn't take much. west-southwest fairfield but otherwise rather calm but it's cool. what the -- 39 degrees. yeah. 43 santa rosa. fairfield with that wind at 50. eleven degree spread between fairfield and napa. low 40s. livermore 44. redwood city 46. high pressure not that strong. it's going to come over us today and tomorrow and be on its way east as another system comes in to cool us down for the weekend. so today fog or clear if you're far enough away from the coast mainly 42 to 52 unless you're at the napa airport. then you'll be a little cooler. 54 to 70 by noon and then fog on the coast it will be warmer inland but still below average. temperatures struggling to get near average which would be 80 for some away from the coast. san francisco should be about 55, 56. still below normal there. 75 morgan hill. livermore. fremont 70. san jose only 72. san mateo 68. fog not going anywhere. and inland temperatures will
stay about the same then a little cooler saturday. much cooler on sunday. well, people living along the southern mississippi river are keeping a very close eye on the tops of those levees this morning emergency workers say the water is just inches from spilling over. more bad news for college students. the warning from the uc schools. and if you're driving on 237 any time soon so far it looks good getting over to highway 101 sunny vale. we'll tell you more about where it is beginning to get slow.
following right now. this morning president obama will make a major speech on u.s. policy in the middle east. the white house says the president wants to make clear to the arab world that the u.s. supports the uprising by protesters demanding democratic reforms. los angeles police out in force once again tonight outside dodgers stadium. investigators are looking for new leads in the beating of giants fan bryan stow in the stadium parking lot back on march 31st. pg&e is warning state regulators that further pipeline pressure reductions could effect service to customers including hospitals. the utility was ordered to cut pressure on some pipelines following the san bruno kiss aster. the mississippi river continues to rise. and people who live near the water are wondering if their homes and businesses will survive the weekend. sandra endo is live in vicksburg where the water levels could crest in the next 24 hours. sandra.
>> reporter: well, pam, i can tell you actually the big wait is over here because the mississippi river is in fact cresting at this hour here in vicksburg, mississippi. right now it's at the peak of 51.1 feet -- 57.1 feet actually. that's 14 feet above flood stage. you can see the effects already with the rising water right here. i'm actually on an embankment. and it just gets deeper from here. what would have been a parking lot is now covered in water. and obviously you can see the level how high the water has risen. it is hitting pretty much the mid level of the first floor of the historic railroad station behind me. but for days and actually weeks now officials here and residents have been bracing for the worst. getting ready for these flood waters. but the big question is are their efforts going to pay off? working to beat mother nature knowing every inch matters. building and shoring up levees
before the big crest of the mississippi. it's happening now a little earlier than expected in vicksburg, mississippi. the bloated river is posing a big threat even submerging part of mississippi governor's lake house. despite the rising waters, mississippi residents are placing their bets on the levees to hold. >> water goes over them -- then we're going to have a large area flooded maybe eight to ten feet of water. so that's the place kind of most concerned about. >> a lot of design and work on the levees and they have so far proven they've a good design on. >> reporter: so you're not too worried? >> i'm not too worried about. >> reporter: officials still taking precautions down river. another gate at the morganza spillway was opened. now 125 beat gates are being utilized to drain the swollen mississippi. other areas are seeing waters rise. >> we're taking one on the chin
not only for america but louisiana. we're fighting people and at the end of the day the water's going to rise but we're going to rise again as well. >> reporter: and the fight against the flood waters continues here as well. you can just take a look at it. an example of that behind me. this seawall actually sprung a leak and officials are trying to shore it up. they're pumping the water back over here fighting off the flood waters. and officials say that this is going to be how it stands not just for a matter of days but for the coming weeks. live in vicksburg, mississippi, sandra endo, pam, back to you. well, a funnel cloud touched down in philadelphia sending things flying across a parking lot. the national weather service confirmed it was a tornado although it is being called relatively mild with 75-mile an hour winds. the people who were inside some of the buildings that were damaged disagree though. one man says he's never felt anything like that or been through anything so serious despite the flying debris no one was hurt.
an audio message has surfaced from osama bin laden. it was apparently recorded shortly before his death. [ foreign language ] >> in the message bin laden praises the up risings in the middle east. he and his followers see many middle east governments as corrupt and hope their collapse will lead to fundamentalist islamic rule. the mothers of two uc berkeley graduates imprisoned in iran are going on a hunger strike. the mothers of shane and josh say they're doing it in solidarity with their sons who they believe are fasting while awaiting trial on spying charges. last week iranian authorities delayed trial without explanation. shane's fiance sarah shourd also will join the hunger strike. she was released last september on humanitarian rules. uc leaders warn that tuition could rise as much as 32% if governor brown's tax
extensions are not approved. a tuition hike would come on top of an 8% fee increase already set to go into effect next fall. it would bring the cost of attending a uc to almost $15,000 a year. wow. all right. 5:48 is the time. back over to sal. any problem spots, sal? not yet. right now traffic is getting busier in some areas as people are getting on the road. for example, as you look at the east shore freeway you can see traffic is moving along okay heading west and driving down to the macarthur maze and to the bay bridge toll plaza. if you're driving on interstate 880, it is still light so far driving past the coliseum and getting over to hayward. taking the san mateo bridge is no problem and neither is taking the dumbarton bridge heading to the peninsula. and as you look there you can see the traffic is moving along very nicely. no major problems on 880 either driving from hayward to fremont. 5:49. let's go to steve. all right, sal, thank you. good morning. little bit warmer today away from the coast.
there's fog just rapidly filling in along the coast. not much of a warm up there. 50s and 60s. inland lose the clouds and get some sunshine and warmer weather. everything continues to stay below average. and if you're looking for trends, i mean the trend is have we had any heat? not really. we've had rather cool conditions, a lot of clouds and some rain. i think we get a little warm up but cool it right back down on the weekend. still a westerly breeze, no sign of a northerly wind. the fog continues to work its way up the coast. marin coast and sonoma. it's filling in rapidly on the san mateo solid down to the santa cruz coastline. 39 napa airport. 40s for concord, livermore's in there. mountain view, redwood city, san jose, san rafael at 44. low 50s everywhere else. high pressure though weak as it may be give us about a two day warm up if you're there. if you're over there it's not going to happen. but by saturday we start to bring temperatures right back down again because another system's coming in. there it is to the left of your screen. not expecting any rain out of that. but the mere fact fog has
formed without any heat leads me to believe temperatures will come right back down again even though these are weak systems. inland temperatures and see some coastal fog # fog hanging out. sunny away from the coast. rather decent spread on some of these temps. 58 to 78. fog means 50s, 60s by the beaches or around the bay. 70s inland. 77 antioch and brentwood. really some of the forecast projections are not that warm. i'm kind of just undercutting it slightly. san jose only 72. redwood city 71. mountain view 71. livermore, pleasanton 75. about the same on friday. here comes a cool down saturday and an even bigger cool down on sunday. well, today chrysler is expected to finalize details that will let it repay loans from the u.s. and canadian governments. sources say the car maker has lined up new investors to help refinance the $7.5 billion in bailout money. the repayment will cut chrysler's interest payments which could then improve the company profits. this morning crude oil prices have hovered about $100
a barrel. but analysts say the signs are in place for it to surge as much as $5 in the coming days. this morning the international energy agency urged oil producers to take action and protect the economy. it also says it welcomes actions to increase output. citi bank chief executive officer could be getting a huge bonus. he could get $23 million if the company reaches certain short, medium and long-term goals. most of that in stock options. in 2009 he said he would not take a salary until citi bank turned a profit. a fiery crash at a southern california military base. what people are doing to prevent a possible gang retaliation after a stabbing death.
welcome back to the morning news. three people are recovering from injuries this morning after a fiery crash at the ventura county navy base. the accident happened during takeoff yesterday. somehow the plane slid off the runway and then burst into flames. now that tanker was carrying 150,000 pounds of fuel. the people on board were civilians. they were taken to a hospital. but they were not seriously hurt. the combined crews of the international space station and shuttle endeavour have already had a very busy morning.
they have been holding news conferences after the successful installation of a $2 billion magnetic device on the space station this morning. there is a live look for you of mission control. and another live look for you outside of earth and space. back on earth engineers are analyzing damage to the shuttle's thermal tiles. if the damage is serious, it could create problems on the shuttle's return to earth. san rafael police are increasing patrols to prevent retaliation after a suspected gang-related stabbing. it happened last week in the gerstle park neighborhood. police say a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death in a gang- related fight. four suspects were arrested. they are all being held without bail. the sharks are heading back to san jose after a big loss in vancouver. the canucks virtually destroyed the sharks 7-3 in vancouver last night. the canucks now lead the best
of seven series two games to nothing. game three of the western conference finals is tomorrow night in san jose. there is growing concern among shark fans here at home. the sharks have been ice cold on the ice during the past two weeks. san jose has lost five of its last six playoff games. it's coming up on 6:00. if you're getting ready to head out on the road let's find out what the roads are like with sal. all right, pam and mike, right now traffic is moving along pretty well if you are driving in the south bay northbound 280 traffic looks good getting up to highway 17. we're looking at 680. if you drive from pleasanton or san ramon down to san jose, 680's a good call right now heading south. let's go back to the desk. all right. thank you, sal. in overnight police shooting in oakland. what we know and don't know about what led up to that gunfire. and putting the brakes on speeding. the proposed limit for bicyclists traveling across the golden gate bridge. good morning. fog on the coast.