tv 430am Newscast FOX May 7, 2012 4:30am-5:00am PDT
this system will give us a little bit of a cooling trend as it heads into tuesday and wednesday. it's warm. sunny skies. nice to warm. decreasing skies though. sunny and warm though. clear skies. not as windy today. highs today 70s to near 80 degrees or mid 80s. here is sal. steve, good morning. traffic is doing pretty well. around the bay area we are starting off with one crash that would be southbound 101 at university avenue. that one just came in a few moments ago. this is a look at 80 westbound that looks pretty good. also the morning commute on northbound 101 that traffic looks good approaching the 80 split in san francisco. and if you are driving in the south bay, northbound 280 traffic is off to a nice start. let's go back to the desk. topping our news this morning we are learning one woman has died after being hit by a car in san francisco. tara moriarty is at the intersection where it happened
with new information about the victim. tara. >> reporter: we have just learned the woman was 25 years old and parked here across the street from the trader joe's she had just returned her groceries to her car and getting her shopping cart back to the store when a toyota tundra hit her coming down me son -- masonic here. the accident happened around 5:30. a man driving a toyota tundra came up masonic and didn't see the woman. the woman died from her injuries at sf general later. people who live in this neighborhood say it's a treacherous stretch of roadway. >> i think they should slow things town. maybe have better signs for pedestrians. there are a lot of people that walk across the street and these drivers don't see them over the other side of the hill. >> reporter: now folks around here say as we drive uphill on
masonic the trader joe's is right when the hill goes down. it could be difficult to see. a masonic is a four lane roadway and the grocery store is right between euclid and greery an extremely dangerous intersection. the woman was not in the crosswalk and there are a lot of crosswalks nearby but most people shopping don't use them. we'll tell you why coming up. i'm tara moriarty. we are also following overnight news from oakland. police are looking for two gunman that shot and injured a man outside his own home. that started around midnight. the man was shot in the chest during a robbery attempt. no word on the victims condition. gunfire could be tied to a home invasion robbery. oakland police are also investigating the shooting of a teenager. the victim was found on 75th
avenue and mccarthur boulevard around 2:20 this morning. he was shot somewhere else though and made his way to that intersection. he was alert when police arrived but they say he is not cooperating. there is still plenty of unanswered questions surrounding a fatal police shooting in east oakland. one suspect was killed and a police officer was shot early yesterday morning. the suspect threatened the officer with a gun but it's not clear if the sus% fired on -- suspect fired on the officer or if the officer shot himself. neighbors say late night gunfire is becoming more frequent. >> a lot of times the neighborhood is nice no problem. but it seems like on late night there is a problem. >> the name of the man kill has not been released. the police officer was treated at the hospital and released. this morning one person is
in custody and the search is on for more than one suspect. at 8:30 last night wanted in connection with a weapons charge. the driver sped off but moments later the car was found empty in the area of ash glen and ridge glen ways. an officer later saw the suspect, fired shots. the suspect was not hurt but taken into custody. police officers believe there are other suspects. muni service is now back to normal that is after a man was pinned underneath a train at the civic center station. that situation began at 11:15 last night. police say this was an attempted . this morning a vallejo police officer killed in the line of duty will be among nose honored at the state capitol. officer james capoot was killed by a bank robbery suspect. he was a 19 year veteran and
married father of three daughters. governor brown will be among those attenning that ceremony. meantime several bay area police officers are taking part in a national event honoring james capoot and 160 other fallen police officers. overnight they took a red eye flight from oakland to new york city. the officers will join others from across the country in a marathon bike ride to raise money for the national law enforcement memorial. three vallejo police officers still grieving the loss of officer capoot will be among the riders. >> i sit behind his chair in lineup. i see his name every day. we have not forgotten him. we have not forgotten his family. we think about him all the time. >> the bay area police officers traveled light during their cross country trip. fedex shipped their bikes and all their bike gear ahead of
them free of charge. 4:35. in san francisco dozens of people are in temporary housing after a fire burned their apartments. it started just before 10:00 yesterday morning at duboce and valencia streets. five firefighters are hurt but they are expected to be okay. one person was taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation. >> the first chief got on scene. the flames were shooting 20 feet above the roof. >> from the time i ran out the flames were coming out of every window. it was like ten minutes. >> the red cross says 37 people are displaced by that fire including seven children. the cause of the fire is still being investigated. elderly woman and her son are safe but that is after being rescued by neighbors from a burning house in alamo. that fire started just before
6:00 last night at a home on viaspero. randy and his son saw the fire and went to rescue their neighbors. jumped over the fence and went through the back door. they say their 96-year-old neighbor was inside the kitchen calling 911 didn't realize how bad the fire was. >> we got her outside and jumped the fence and handed them over to him. >> the woman's son was also rescued from the home. the fire started from fireplace embers that were thrown into a trash bin. fortunately no one was hurt. san jose fire investigators are trying to figure out what caused a three alarm fire that left several people homeless there. that fire started at 2:00 yesterday afternoon at an apartment complex on shadow dance drive in the alma neighborhood. firefighters say yesterday's heat made it more difficult to
contain that fire. one firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. it is almost wild fire season here in california. coming up in 15 minutes why there is an increased threat this year. right now it's 4:37. protestors that are occupying land owned by uc berkeley say they want to meet with university officials today. on friday the school issued a letter to occupy the farm protestors. it offered to discuss sharing the land but only if the group agrees to leave volunteerly. uc spokesman says researchers need access to the land by mid may. occupy the farm took over the gill track located at marin and san pablo avenues. they want the land to be used for urban farming. today is the deadline for the city of oakland to submit a plan for completing police internal affairs investigations stemming from last years occupy protest. a judge issued the order last
week after a federal monitor released a report critical of the departments handling of the protests. an agreement reached after a 2003 police misconduct case requires oakland to complete internal affairs investigations within 180 days. city leaders say police lack the manpower to do so and looking to contract out several investigations. it's coming up on 4:39 we want to check in with sal. >> pam, happy monday. i know it's one of your favorite days of the week. good morning, to you. good morning, to everybody. we are starting off well. there is one problem southbound 101 at university sounds like a car may have hit a deer in that area. other than that let's go to the live pictures. i want to show you the east shore freeway is moving well here. no major problems by the way if you are driving into san francisco via the bay bridge. let's take a look at the toll
plaza area. this is nice new camera we have here on top of that building. you can see traffic is moving well. 16 by 9 hd. thank you very much. northbound 280 traffic is moving well getting up to highway 17. now let's go to steve. >> sal, thank you. clear skies. temperatures tea. we are losing the north easterly breeze. it's turning more north westerly. i don't think it will be as warm as yesterday. the system i'm standing right in front of will give us more of a westerly breeze tomorrow. it will be warm today. over the week we had the northerly gusts picking up. temperatures today upper 60s to near 70 around the coast. upper 70s to near 80s around the bay. the northerly breeze yesterday is turning like that a little more north westerly. that is a sign of the temperatures coming down. upper 40s here. fairfield is in there. napa and santa rosa.
there will still be a lot of 80s inland. this system that is working its way in will start a cooling trend tuesday take us into wednesday and looks kind of whole hum. sunny skies. nice to warm. decreasing breeze though. not as beat. temperatures inland still breath warm. for others it will be not too bad. warmest locations usual suspects will be the warmest. half-moon bay 80-82. we'll have more coming up shortly. back to pam. 4:41 is the time. there is new video from al qaeda this morning featuring a kidnapped american aid worker. >> my life is in your hands mr. president. >> what the terrorists are demanding for the release of their prisoner. >> plus a relatively peaceful cinco de mayo weekend in san
american aid worker abducted last august by al qaeda in pakistan. >> my life is in your hand mr. president. if you accept the demands i live if you don't accept the demands then i die. >> al qaeda says it wants the u.s. to stop air strikes in pakistan, afghanistan, somalia, and yemen. warren lives and works in pakistan for more than five years. a drone attack has killed a top al qaeda leader. he was on the fbi's most wanted list. u.s. officials say yesterday's strike was carried out by the cia own authorized by yemen's government. in october of 2000 the suicide attack on the uss cole killed
17 sailors. time now is 4:45. the husband of one of the bay area victims of the september 11th attacks says he has no interest many attending the trial of the men accused of plotting the attacks. jack's pregnant wife lauren was on flight 93 when it crashed in pennsylvania. like other family members of the 9/11 victims he received a letter saying that he could enter a lottery to go to guantanamo bay cuba to watch the hearing. >> the government is working hard to prosecute those involved. accessories as you will. the two murders of my wife and unborn child were on the plane. >> grandcolas understands why some want to witness the proceedings but he says he doesn't want to be anywhere near the defendants. opposition groups in syria
are asking to boycott elections. it amounts to a vote for the current government. it follows the adoption of a new constitution. allowing new to form. the opposition dismisses the reforms a as a sham to prolong the current presidential rule. final results from france's came in. holland is a socialist and planning to buck disparity. he will officially take office next wednesday. tomorrow people in north carolina all vote on a proposed amendment to the state constitution regarding same sex unions. north carolina already bans same sex marriages but the
marriage amendment act would define marriage between one man and one woman. if passed, critics say it would invalidate all civil unions and domestic partnerships gay or straight. >> it would hurt heterosexual families. it does not recognize any other nestic union. >> evangelist billy graham has. california voters can begin casting absentee ballots today for the june primary. county l departments across the state will begin sending out the june 5th ballots today. voters can mail them in or drop them off in specific locations. the last day to request a vote by mail ballot -- they did so by mail. 4:48 is time. muslims will be celebrated at
the state capitol today. it's the first ever muslim day in sacramento. muslims will meet with legislatures to discuss issues of interest to their community like civil liberties and immigrants rights. object i haves include educating californians about the culture. more law enforcement officers were on hand for the cinco demicro festival. the goal was to insure yesterday's celebration was a safe one. the santa clara sheriffs department says historically the festival draws gang members. that's why they brought in parole and probation officers. as a precaution private security padded down some people. women had their bags checked. >> i think it's something that is necessary. you never know what people will sneak in. >> sheriffs deputies feel the increased presence worked. there was no gang related fights, assaults or arrests
made at the festival. during the celebrations on saturday night san jose police made 30 arrests. police say most were for weapons, possessions, and public drunkness. 12 minors were taken in for curfew violations. 67 drivers were giving citations. we can hear three of the four verdicts. the jury told the judge it has reached those verdicts and wanted time over the weekend to think about the fourth in question. jurors asked to deliberate more today before any verdicts are announced. the judge could decide to allow a partial verdict. today prince harry is making a quick trip to the east coast. he will be in washington, d.c. to receive an award from the atlantic council. it's to honor the work he has done with war veterans and soldiers. spokeswoman for the palace says
the trip will last less than 24 hours. atlantic council is u.s. based organization that promotes transatlantic and international security. right now it's 4:50. a close call off the coast of southern california. what happened between a teenage girl and a shark near catalina island. >> and it's time to prepare for wild fires the increased risk california is facing this year.
welcome wac to the county -- welcome back to the ktvu challenge 2 morning news. an awe top is scheduled today for a man rafting in the river. they have identified the man as 59-year-old stan decker. he was on a guided rafting trip on saturday in plaster county where he and several others were thrown from their boat.
decker helped three people get back in the boat and he fell backwards and the current overcame him. a pilot who had never landed on water before had a lot of help when he landed on san francisco bay yesterday. the plane touched down south of the dumbarton bridge just before 2:00 p.m. yesterday. the pilot said the plane is equipped with landing gear. he planned to land at the palo alto airport but changed his mind after having a problem with the landing gear. al low al toe and -- palo alto and menlo park crews were on stand by. it is wild fire awareness week. that means homeowners are being reminded to prepare for wild fire season. cal fire says fire season could come early this year because we had a very dry winter. the dry vegetation could become a problem in the summer heat. homeowners should clear 100 feet around their homes and have an evacuation plan. tomorrow fire officials will
talk about wild fire awareness week in oakland. 4:54 is time. back to sal. let's check in with traffic. >> now traffic is moving along pretty well around the bay area. we are looking at the east bay first. this report. taking a look at 880 north and southbound that is moving nicely. also this morning we are looking at the commute here if you are approaching the bay bridge toll plaza the traffic looks good. and highway 101 the traffic moving well there. now let's go to steve. >> thank you. skies are clear. there is fog down in southern california a little bit off the north coast. we had that northeast brees on the weekend -- northeast breeze on the week. today is that transition day. it will still be sunny for all. very cool lows as yo lose that north wind things calm down a little bit. you get a lot of upper 40s.
57 san jose. still plenty of low to mid 80s today unless you are closer to the coast and bay. system right there working its way into the pacific northwest. tail end will drag across us tuesday and wednesday for a cool down. nothing outrageous. looks like a quiet pattern. sunny skies nice to warm. decreasing northerly breeze. more of a north westerly breeze and should turn westerly over near the coast. 60s and 70s and 80s few locations. temperatures settling in they will cool down on tuesday and wednesday and a little rebound on thursday and look mild to warm. a 15-year-old girl had a very close encounter with a shark this past weekend. the girl was paddle boarding off the coast of catalina island in southern california. she says she was about 200 yards from shore when the shark bit her board several times yesterday afternoon.
she wasn't hurt but life guards did issue a warning to swimmers, boaters, and divers. teams have been out looking for the shark but have not town it yet. it's called the oakland effect. how a new study is linking violence to the streets of the cities economy. >> danger on the streets of san francisco. the fatal overnight accident that has come people calling for change.
we are live in san francisco where todayly accident are raising new questions about safety. >> connecting violence to oakland's declining economy. the direct evidence revealed in a surprising new study. >> occupy protestors who have taken over a piece of land owned by uc berkeley for farming purposes may come back to the bargaining table with the university. we'll tell you the latest. >> plus getting a free ride may be the big muni meeting this week. it's all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning, to you. welcome to nd