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new information tonight about the man shot and killed by san francisco police. his connection to a brutal crime in seattle. good evening everyone i'm healther holmes. >> and i'm ken -- heather holmes. and i'm ken wayne. seattle police say the 19-year- old was a person of interest in a shooting there last week that left a pregnant woman dead and three others injured. his name has not been released. the gunman in the south seattle shooting on wednesday opened fire on a parked car killing
the 19-year-old woman who was seven weeks pregnant. both police departments are now working together on their investigation. police today confirmed they recovered the gun believed to have been used by the suspect in yesterday's shooting in san francisco. ktvu's maureen naylor explains police video taken by a resident helped investigators locate the weapon. in the video you see a large crowd following yesterday's officer involved shooting. the person who posted it anonymously claims you see a handgun about 20 feet from the mortally wounded teenager and that someone in a hooded sweatshirt picked it up. >> the person who posted that video shows that there was a firearm at the scene, that someone picked it up took off with the weapon. >> reporter: independent witnesses backed up the story
that when they tried to arrest the suspect, they shot at them. >> there had been shots fired at the officers, that there was a weapon at the scene. that folks picked it up and went southbound on paloo street. that all helpedded us to find the weapon. >> he just got a barber college license. he just got a license to cut hair, he was a good person really. he just didn't pay his fare. >> reporter: police say the suspect had a serious criminal record out of state. officers patrolled the third street corridor with an additional 10 crimes. police say one of the officers involved is a senior member in the bellview and did not recognize the suspect. a group says it plans to
protest at the scene tomorrow. maureen naylor. last night's shooting set off an early morning demonstration in the mission district. our crews were there about 1:00 this morning. no arrests were made, police tonight tell us that a community meeting is being planned for later this week. the family of the san anselmo man who was hit by a blow hole and disappeared has returned to california without their family member. >> reporter: the common law widow of pots said she wanted to say in maui but today she
tells me that she had to return because her life depended on it. >> he needs me. he needs me more than ever. >> reporter: this is video taken of hick's partner of 11 years. david pots died last saturday while the family vacations with two other couples in maui. >> he was the most generous, happy, happy go lucky wonderful man i've ever met. >> reporter: in january, pots went bankrupt and she was diagnosed with breast cancer. >> we found out i had cancer and it was hard. >> reporter: friends and family are now stepping up to help. >> watching my sister and what she's going through, it's gut
wrenching. >> reporter: david was with his brother-in-law when he went missing. >> i can't ask why very hard because i don't know if i'll find an answer to that but it hurts. >> reporter: a fund has been set up to help tika offset her medical expenses so she can focus on getting well. >> so hard right now to focus on anything but missing david. he was everything to me. everything to us. >> reporter: tika had taken time off from her job as a preschool teacher to take care of her son and her ailing health. she is expected to have a double masectomy tomorrow morning. police say they found a victim who apparently died of
injuries suffered during a robbery. there's no word on the identity of that victim or just how the person died. in west oakland near the corner of 19th and west streets a man was found shot inside a vehicle. police responded to that area after reports of a gunfire. en donald robinson was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. a lone gunman was responsible for the shooting. there's no word on any suspects in this case. oakland police say there's been a development in a mother who was found burning in a street. they have identified a person of interest in the death of monica rotis. rotis was discovered in the rock ridge district. police have not released the suspect in the crime. meantime friends and family of monica rotis held a fund
raising. they washed cars. the money will go toward a trust for rotis son. family members said they raised about $400. volunteers conduct another search effort for michelle le. a family spokeswoman says some of the searchers came from as far away as florida and also included a kidnapped survivor. le was last seen in hayward hospital. hayward police are investigateing the case as a homicide but friends and family still hope she will be found alive. with two weeks now from the
debt deadline two weeks away, there's a show down. it requires a 2/3 majority. senate majority leader is proposing a compromise that would raise the debt ceiling just high enough to let the government run until 2013. it was a rivetting battle that captured the fans of the bay area. a large turn out in san francisco to watch the women's world cup soccer final. >> reporter: twice in the second half a san francisco crowd erupted when the u.s. scored go ahead goals. >> it could not have been more exciting. till the very end it was a nail
biter. i don't know how they could have stretched it out even further. >> reporter: a fan favorite hope solo. for the start of the game we joined petaluma's peter solo who's hope's half brother. >> i cannot believe she's in the world cup. >> reporter: he shared with us childhood photos and a text he received from home this morning. >> i just assumed she would not get back to me today. i was in no way thinking she had bigger fish to fry today. >> reporter: hope solo and teammates could not stop the japanese who won it in a shoot out. the cinderella story of this world cup has been japan playing for that country's recovery from the march earthquake and tsunami. >> reporter: this win clearly lifted some heavy hearts. >> it's been a hard year, we
had such a hard time. >> reporter: some american fans did say if the u.s. didn't win japan was the next best thing. in san francisco, i'm john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. that was the reaction in japan where there was jubilation as soccer fans watched and waited through the early morning hours as their team and u.s. battle teams battle. skwra japan is the first asian nation ever to win the world cup. as for that dramatic finish, two hours was not enough to settle the cup final. we'll have all the highlights and accounts coming up later in sports wrap. rebecca brooks is free on bail tonight.
brooks is a close confidant of murdoch. brooks was in charge of news of the world when she allegationly bribed police about tips on celebrities and politicians. news corp. has since shuttered that paper. >> with hindsight i wish we had handled some matters in this differently. i didn't and that's that. >> reporter: hours after brook's arrest, the head of scottland yard he finally resigned. he says they wish they would have done something differently. the police have come under fire for failing to investigation the phone hacking issue thoroughly back in 2006. executives are expecting a grilling by parliament on
32 teenagers from around the u.s. are in san francisco tonight. but likely too excited to sleep, tomorrow they head to japan for a first of its kind cultural visit dedicated to two americans who parished in that quake and tsunami. debra villalon here to explain how this all came about. >> reporter: 32 children from some 300 finalists, their next destination san francisco's sister city osaka. they are practicing introductions and soon they'll be testing their fluency. >> georgia. >> virginia. >> washington. >> vermont. >> students from all over the u.s. going to -- >> japan. >> reporter: very exciting.
but also bittersweet. the japanese exchange and teaching program in its 24th year lost two members in its tsunami disaster. for the first time the program reached out to high school students in their memory. >> they loved japan. they tried to do something. >> open your heart to japan. it needs your love, let them know that we care and we're thinking of them. >> reporter: and these students have thought of japan they said since they were little. most already have several years of language study. eager to be good guests and aware their free trip, especially after disaster makes them ambassadors. >> i'm grateful that something good could come out of it and that we're able to do this because, it's just a dream of mine and i know it's a dream of other kids here. we're all so excited, we can't wait. >> reporter: a 10 day tour may
not be long enough. they'll see schools and shrines, immerse themselves in language and culture. this inaugural group hopes more will follow. how safe is the nuclear power plant along the california coast? the diablo canyon plant is built right next to the ocean near two active earthquake faults. it's owned by pg & e who says the reactors are strong enough to survive a 7.5 quake on those faults. the san francisco chronicle reports, the faults may be capable of producing a much larger quake. a bay area man is dead tonight after a boating accident in southern california. the l.a. county sheriff's department says a 32-year-old man from fremont died at about 2:00 yesterday afternoon. after his wave runner crashed into a 20-foot ski boat. the man's name has not yet been
released. san jose police are investigating a fatal crash that killed a pedestrian. a dodge caravan struck and killed a woman near old tully road. the victim was a latina. the female driver stopped and cooperated with police, officers say there's no indication that she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. fears of a carmageddon did not materialize this weekend after construction wrapped up early. all 10 lanes of the 405 were up and running shortly after noon today. transit fishes had warned the work -- transit officials had warned the closures could have lasted until tomorrow morning. >> not only they didn't get in their cars, frankly didn't leave their home for the most part and if they did, they walked, took a bus or biked. they heard us loud and clear.
and they answered the call. >> a 10-mile stretch of the 405 freeway between ventura boulevard and the valley were closed so crews could demolish a bridge. the contractor faced a $600 a minute penalty if the project ran over schedule. drivers are having to at that particular to at that adapting to changes. >> reporter: drivers found themselves adapting to more changes, but it's one that they can get used to. >> if you're go to highway 1, there's two lanes that will be two lanes from here forward. >> reporter: the transition considered just another milestone in the $1 billion doyle drive project that has been under way since 2005. caltrans says it's time to get rid of a roadway that's
outdated and substandard. this weekend's transition is just one milestone, crews are celebrating another. take a close look at the crew, they are working aboveground but they are also down below. because doyle is going under ground. >> we're constructing a roof over it as opposed to the more traditional tunnel like the devil slide tunnel. >> reporter: caltrans wants to do this while keeping traffic moving as much as possible. but that's not easy with so many phases sometimes it is hard to keep track. >> it's about as complicated as it gets. >> major milestones this weekend but bigger ones ahead. the plan is to get all traffic off of doyle drive and on to a temporary bypass by the end of the year. that way demolition can begin. this entire project expected to be complete by 2013. in about 10 minutes we will
tell you about talk of a merger that could dramatically change public transportation in the bay area. the agencies that could join forces and why it could save taxpayers millions of the dollars. drivers in the east bay may notice something new on their morning commute. tomorrow at 6:00 a.m., metering lights will be operated on 680. transportation officials hope the lights will reduce traffic congestion along the interstate during the busy morning commute. the lights will be green this week to warn drivers of the change before going into regular operation next monday. a walk for a cause, it's the 25th aids walk in san francisco drawing thousands of people. how much this event has contributed to research through the years. he's out of jail, how casey anthony spent her first day of freedom in three years. and the legal problems she still faces. this cool weather system right now producing a few showers up to our north. coming up the southern boundary
a 6-mile walk in high heels? that's an example of the dedication show in this year's san francisco aids walk. why the walk has so much meaning to participants. >> reporter: the crowd lined up to walk the 6-mile course of san francisco's golden gate park for the 26th aids walk san francisco. some of them took an already challenging walk, and took it to new highs. >> i made the promise that if i raised $5,000 i would do it in red pumps. and i raised $7,700. >> everyone who walked had a personal reason. stret walked for himself. >> i'm walking because i've had aids myself since 1992. >> reporter: stret says seeing this crowd is an inspiration.
>> i love it. i hear a lot of people about walking for the cause. and it's my cause and i'm walking. >> i am walking for my brother who died of aids. and i'm walking for everyone that has h.i.v. and aids. i know we went through it and i know people need help. >> reporter: some say on the 30th anniversary of the disease they walk because they've never known a world without hiv and aids. >> it's growing, more and more and more and more. and so it's important to be educated and be safe. >> reporter: in 25 years of aids walk san francisco, organizers have managed to walk more than $74 million for bay area bay service organizations. in san francisco, christien kafton, ktvu news. jack lindon square was filled with faces looking for a home. rescue groups all combined their efforts to find homes for
cats, dogs and bunnies. >> we just hiked 7 miles. they can run with the big dogs. no one can say datsun's cannot hike. >> the human society also held an adopt-athon today. and shuttle astronauts will have a light work schedule until tuesday, that's when they undock from the universal station for the last time. casey anthony is free tonight and for now has escaped the cameras. only a few photographers were allowed to take pictures of anthony as she left jail very early this morning. when she stepped outside, she could hear a storm of protests.
the soupd of news helicopter -- the sound of news helicopters and people yelling. the 25-year-old will continue to face legal problems including a civil suit from search organizers who are furious that she misled police about her daughter's disappearance. it was a very different scene later today in orlando as a silent march honored anthony's daughter caylee. thousands of people walked into the woods where the little girl's body was found. one one participant said it was a way to say goodbye. next on a ktvu special report, the agencies that might just join forces and what it would mean for commuters. a man on a mission, how one box turned into something much larger for a bay area man looking to make a difference. i want to crush more cars.
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consolidating two of the bay area's biggest transit district. it's a move that might help move traffic and save you tax dollars. >> reporter: does this make you crazy? >> a waste. >> reporter: this double bus owned and operated by ac transit costs about half a million dollars. there's about 100 of them in a total fleet of 500 buses and those buses burn more than $17 million in fuel every year. many of the buses are very often empty. or are you one of the many that gets upset trying to use b.a.r.t. parking lots that fill up before 7:00 a.m.
a weird lack of clear signs. a renewed attempt to consolidate b.a.r.t. and ac transit is quietly taking place in the bay area now. a new set of studies is under way, also polling bay area voters will take place as early as this summer to see if they would vote for it. >> i would really like to see a full blown discussion of this. because even if it doesn't happen, it would bring up a lot of good stuff. >> greg harper is a lawyer and engineer. he's also an elected board member of the ac transit electors. that board is only four in the entire united states. >> it is highly unusual and i would like to see it changed. >> reporter: another board is this one at b.a.r.t. now the powerful if largely unknown metropolitan transportation commission is looking into consolidating. >> obviously people travel across city and county boundaries, they want the system to work that same way as well. the commission is going to
tackle it in the next six months, do we have the system right now that can meet the future. not the system that can meet the past. >> reporter: there's some serious political muscle behind this. >> it's not to say that anybody is not doing a fine job. it's just that we don't need as many people doing fine jobs. >> reporter: don perata is actively helping top transportation officials find a way to start consolidating not only ac transit and b.a.r.t. but also the 28 or so separate transit districts that are scattered around the bay area. >> why do you mean 20 hr departments. why do you need 28 different legal departments. >> reporter: jim wonderman of the bay area council support the move. >> depending on the systems you're look at savings of 10s of millions of the dollars if you do it the right way. >> reporter: so instead of ac
transit competing with against b.a.r.t. for money, it will work with bart. some of the savings could also be used to buy more b.a.r.t. trains or even put up simple signs that could help commuters. so who's against it? >> i think that if we did the study and the analysis and everything showed that it was the only thing to do, i'm not going to die over it. >> reporter: tom blaloch is a 17-year-old veteran and widely considered one of its more moderate directors. so does he think his colleagues would be able to give up his seat? >> probably not. probably not. >> reporter: mtc says the opportunity is deep. >> frank somerville, ktvu channel 2 news. you can find this story along with other recent ktvu
special reports by going to our website ktvu.com. click on the news tab and choose special reports from the drop down menu. a state of the art tunnel is getting attention tonight. the park hill tunnel was named project of the year by the american public works association in the historical preservation category. this is video of the tunnel when it opened back in december after a $28 million update that imaccess for pedestrians and bicyclists. in news of the world tonight, assassins again strike of the amiz's inner circle. the taliban claimed responsibility saying
muhammadkahn was on their target list. protesters in egypt refuse tonight to believe reports that ousted president mumbarack is gravely ill. doctors quickly denied reports saying he is in stable condition after a dizzy spell. panic spread at a blues festival in ottawa tonight when the main stage collapsed during a performance by cheap trick. a violent thunderstorms with high wind appeared to have caused the accident. thousands fled for shelter as debris flew down. several were injured and at least three people had to be hospitalized. the cash cab game was
involved in a crash accident. a producer was driving the cab back to storage when the accident occurred. a bay area man is on a mission tonight to help american forces overseas. aaron nearbon is the founder of troops direct. which packs and ships supplies to troops. the effort started with one box that was sent to his friend and has now grown to 2-tons of supplies a month. >> when someone like a colonel comes to me and tells me the troops direct is single handedly changing the manner in which his service members can operate in the front lines, that makes me feel good that we're increasing the chances of bringing our troops back home safely. well today was the perfect
we've been dealing with this cooler weather pattern for a week. the skies cleared out. and the results plenty of sunshine across a good portion of the bay area. right now we have mostly clear sky, the clouds still way offshore. we are expecting the clouds to redevelop tonight over the next few hours into early tomorrow morning.
this was a time lapse looking out toward oakland. forecast story for tonight we do have this, patchy fog developing tomorrow, some patchy low clouds out there. a bit of a please and the extended forecast does feature a warming trend. overnight lows tomorrow morning for your monday under partly cloudy skies. some patchy fog favoring the coast. you can see most of the region starting out monday morning in the low to mid-50s. you can see the system up to our north. this area of low pressure generating clouds. as this system moves to the south, there is a slight chance of a few sprinkles, a few showers as far south as mendecino. that shows up nicely with our forecast model. not a lot of rainfall to show you but the bulk of the activity out toward hubble county. a chance of a shower maybe right around lake county as well. this area of low pressure remains in command of our
weather tomorrow and into tuesday. not a major warm up but look what happens as we head into wednesday, thursday and friday. high pressure gradually rebuilds and as a result we bring in our warming trend. by next weekend the warmest location inland could be in the upper 80s to right around 90 degrees. it will be a gradual warm up with no major heat up in sight. patchy overcast, once again tomorrow morning at 8:00. then as we put this into motion, a few high clouds will move in in the afternoon hours. tomorrow's forecast it's 7:00, 52 to 57 degrees. by 2:00 a sun cloud mix, then we will call it partly cloudy. not much in the way of 80s, the warmest location out toward clear lake and san helena. livermore in the upper 70s.
you notice temperatures cool off slightly into tuesday. that will be the coolest day of the workweek. then a little bit of a bufferin in the numbers. if you've been waiting for that warm up, we've been advertising it and it should be here by saturday and sunday. today is national ice cream day. the so called holiday is observed every third sunday in july. you can see many families took part of the celebration. in case you were wondering, ice cream day was created back in 1984 by president ronald reagan. you know who eats the most ice