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doors and windows sealed and extra precautions are going into place tonight in yosemite national park. all to contain the deadly hantavirus. ktvu's robert handa is live where visitors are flooding into the park despite the disease. robert? >> reporter: summer is ending so the park is seeing visitors coming in while it is still dry but there is also work activity going on that is all about hantavirus. >> reporter: the last days of summer are drawing crowds to yosemite national park and filling campground to capacity. a month ago there were cancellations because people were worried about hantavirus linked to these campers. today we heard concern but not fear. >> there was a scare from a mouse or, you know, rodent, and, you know, thought about it
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but it is like, well, you know. >> reporter: the national park services is taking measures to reduce public exposure to deer mice. >> we don't believe that there was any increase risk of exposure to hantavirus to those people. >> reporter: no increased risk to people who put their food in the lakers? >> correct -- >> reporter: lockers? >> correct. . >> the hole is very small but glad they are doing it. >> reporter: they are also sealing up doors and windows and doing what they can about the deer mice population. >> we have been doing some trapping to reduce numbers. we have been placing traps near places where they might get into food. >> reporter: they told us the
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health department is considering a survey of employees to discuss exposure to hantavirus. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. officials say there are new signs west nile virus is spreading. in antioch, concord and brentwood. and the second human case was confirmed last week. they have been fogging for mosquitos but right now there are no new plans to fog. >> an update on developing news where a thorough fair reopened after a water main break. it broke near drake high school this morning. the main is 80 years old. they had to close the eastbound lanes for 5 hours to make repairs. the detour slowed traffic to a
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crawl in that area. an 11-year-old boy is recovering tonight from a gun shot wound even though a bullet is still lodged in his body. we spoke with the boy's sister this morning about the gunfire that struck the child while he was sleepic. ktvu's mike mibach joins us now with the moment the boy realized he was shot. >> reporter: the boy's family says he was shot in the stomach, chest area, he is expected to survive and listed in fair condition here at the hospital in oakland and police say the such is on for the -- the search is on for the person who fired. >> reporter: 16 bullet holes scattered throughout the home. >> i felt like bullet holes all over the wall, my mom crying. >> reporter: it was before 1:00 a.m., a bullet hits this frame, the boy is asleep and realizes
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he was shot. >> calm down. calm down. >> my brother came, blood dripping. >> this hurts so much. >> reporter: the mother says her son was transported to to the hospital. >> he had four surgeries in his stomach. he had a blot of blood. >> reporter: her son was shot once and he is alert and asking questions. >> he will be fine. he is asking for his brothers and and sisters. why him? why that happen to him? >> reporter: 9 people were inside the house but just the boy who was hit. >> this particular home was the target of some type of action. >> reporter: the 11-year-old is a popular student in his class. >> a lot of people are pulling for him and supporting him. >> reporter: the family says it
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does not know why it would be targeted. the mother tells ktvu doctors decided to not remove the bullet from his liver, at least for right now. live in oakland, mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. >> that wasn't the only violence last night. there was another shooting that left three women injured. the family said one of the women may never walk again. ktvu have surveillance video of the shooting scene near mills college after 11:30 p.m. last night. police say five women were in the car, including two sisters who were shot. another victim was hit by flying glass. police have no suspects. >> oakland's street violence comes 24 hours after officials announced they took 560 guns off the streets this year. today police acknowledged there is more work to be done but say
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they are making progress. >> we have with out teams, officers and community outreach teams working in these areas to reduce gun violence and crime. >> family of the victims shot near mills college called for an end to the violence. firefighter is at home recovering after suffering a heart attack while fighting a fire. frank ryan was hospitalized on august 30 after he collapsed while battling a church fire. firefighters never left his side and even raised money to fly his family to san jose to help with his recovery. the space shuttle endeavor began its three day ctorlap across the country today. here is what it looked like this afternoon in arizona. it passed ovthe home of gang green -- over the home of former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords and her husband mark kelly who was the last person to fly the shuttle.
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and we are getting new details about the space shuttle endeavor's fly over the bay area tomorrow morning. we told you at 5:00 p.m. it may be delayed because of the weather. we have more details now. the shuttle will fly over krasacramento at -- fly over sacramento at 9:30 a.m. and then to the golden gate bridge. another party will be held at the space and science center in oakland and ktvu will have cameras tracking the shuttle. we hope to carry it live on mornings on 2 weather permitting. if it is delayed we will stream it live on and on our mobile app. coming up, ktvu's chief meteorologist chief meteorologist bill martin is tracking the fog and he will update us in 10 minutes. new poll shows california voters are divided on a ballot
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nishive to -- initiative. 38% support prop 32 which would ban corporations and labor groups from directly contributing to candidates and voters are split over the pension reform law that reduces benefits and increases the public retirement age. sate workers are plan -- city workers are planning a protest for tomorrow, tomorrow is the first of 13 mandatory furlough days. they say voters passed measure two to protect the services. republican presidential candidate mitt romney will return to the bay area tomorrow for a fundraiser. today he rallied voters in florida. he spoke before supporters where he criticized the president's handling of the
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economy. the president campaigned in florida also today casting mitt romney as a outof touch candidate -- out of touch candidate. and the president will aattend a -- attend a fundraiser in fran on october 8. ktvu's sal castaneda is line in oakland with what this -- live in oakland with what she is doing. the camera looks like this, it was stolen but all the bride wants is this. the disk. the chip that has all her wedding photos on it. >> reporter: she says all she has from her wedding day is memories after the photographer had all his stuff stolen. >> our photographer was on his way to the airport to go to
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d.c., he stopped in oakland in the evening and when he came back someone picked his lock, popped open the trunk and took his equipment. >> reporter: it happened on september 8. the thief took his suit case, inside the bag, memory cards containing all of the photos, hundreds taken that day. all the bride has is a few snap shots. >> you can barely remember who you talked to so the photos are what is there. we have family, those photos mean something to me. >> reporter: that is why she e- mailed us to help to get the word out. >> we are basically looking on craigslist, anywhere, pawnshops, ebay. >> reporter: he is a list of
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the stolen equipment. a camera, a macbook computer, gateway computer and a memory card. if you buy a used camera or laptop, they would like you to look for the photos. the story is striking a cord with many who treasure their wedding day photos. >> i would be angry. i would be very upset. >> reporter: once again that couple is offering a thousand dollars no questions asked for those photos to be sent back. you can do that by going to our website,, look under the hot topics section and get their address. sal castaneda, ktvu channel 2 news. it is the end of an era. the theater will have its last showing sunday evening. it has been open since 1967. a los angeles company bought the theater when they lost their least. the last show is the
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untouchables. he was first in line the last time and now he is in line again, this time on the other side of the globe. wozniak tweeted this picture. it says in line for the first iphone 5 in the world. along with two others. he waited in line for hours when the iphone 4s was released. news chopper 2 is over the scene for an suv hit one person inside a restaurant. we are trying to find out more about what happened. >> the fog cleared for now but will it clear tomorrow for the space shuttle endeavor fly over? i will have the details.
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more now on the breaking news. we have been telling you about the suv that slammed into a restaurant on fourth street. these are live pictures from news chopper 2. you see the back end of the suv. join us on the phone is an officer from the police department. there has been confusion about the person who was injured and what happened. can you set us straight on what happened? >> the woman that was injured was a pedestrian. she was walking on the sidewalk. the restaurant was closed for the day. when the car jumped the curb it struck her. trapping her inside under the car, against the wall. she was transported to the hospital, she has major injuries -- major injuries. she is 78 years old and i don't
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have further information about her. >> are these life threatening injuries? >> i don't know. it doesn't sound like it but the fire chief said they would be considered major injuries. >> do you have an idea what happened with the driver? did the driver lose control, do you know what happened there? >> we don't know. this portion of fourth street is closed for a farmers market and the only traffic allowed on the streets are vendors and he is a vendor. he was making a turn and attempting to park his car and something happened and he jumped the curb. he is being interviewed and our investigations team is being called in to conduct the investigation here at the scene. >> all right. from the police department. we thank you again. headline right now, an suv slammed into a closed
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restaurant. one pedestrian was hit, trapped under the car. taken to the hospital. 70-year-old woman and suffering major injuries tonight. it was a close call for people filling up at a gas station when a car slammed into a fuel pump. it was breaking news last night. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is live there now where he talked to people today who say they ran for their lives. tom? >> reporter: it was a rare and freak accident, one woman filling up her car found it too real. >> reporter: this video show as car having left the gas pump, darting back into it, starting a fire. >> i heard a crash. i turned around. it was a quiet moment at the moment and i saw a car in the tank, the gas tank. right next to me. >> reporter: she got into her car to move it. >> then i saw fire. and there were people
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screaming, run! so i decided to run. and leave the car. the manager next door ran outside to look. >> and right after that it had started to really burn and we heard popping and cracking. >> and then there was an explosion and i assume that was the car behind my car. >> they did seem to get it shut off quick enough. >> reporter: 5-10 gallons caught on fire above ground. >> i was shaken by it. i will envision what happened. >> reporter: this is one of the most rare fires gas stations experience. >> i haven't had to go to the gas station yet. i will be hesitant. >> a study says with respect to
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fires, 100,000 gas stations, fires happen only 10 times a year. more common, fires caused by customers smoking while they refuel. consumer editor tom vacar ktvu channel 2 news. welcome back. bay area weekend is around the corner. tracking the fog. it will come back tonight. outside winds blowing. 17 by the delta, pittsburg and concord. fairfield 16. that is an onshore breeze. maybe less than you might expect. winds are dying down tonight. over night lows get cool again tonight. 46 in santa rosa. 52 concord. 52 hayward. jacket in the morning, by afternoon, you will need to leave the jackets -- well it
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will be warm. fog forecast for tomorrow morning for the space shuttle endeavor. 8:00 a.m., partly cloudy skies at the golden gate bridge. they want to fly over the golden gate bridge. they will delay it closer to 10:00 a.m. you will see why. better clearing. i will be back at 10:00 p.m. and we will update this. the valley temperatures 80s. greens and yellows, 60s and 70s. cool and find for your friday. tomorrow looks like today in the way the fog burned off and how much you had this morning and how warm it got in the afternoon. friday similar. bay area weekend, we warm up a couple degrees. this high-pressure system is struggling with this low- pressure system up here. the low-pressure system to the north of us right here is the trigger for the cooler weather or the mild weather. great news for firefighters. this system moistens up the
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atmosphere, helps with the winds, knocks those down and gives us a mild pattern. ashed 79 livermore. -- 79 livermore. 80 concord. 81 pittsburg. below average temperatures for the month of september. 72 san jose. along the coast. fog in the morning, fog goes away noon and mostly sunny. five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view, i know you are thinking about it, good one, saturday cooler. warmer on sunday. over all you can't beat this pattern. space shuttle endeavor is huge. we want to make sure the weather is right. i will be back at 10:00 p.m. >> you hope it is delayed a little. >> thank you. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36 breaking news in the north bay, a suv plowed into a restaurant. we will have it at 7:00 p.m. >> a beautiful spot on the
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oakland estuary but there sasmelly problem leaking into the watt -- there is a smelly problem leaking into the water. join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. giants, a's, sports next.
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mark is here now. giants aand a's taking care of -- giants aand a's taking care of business. >> it is all good. the giants magic number clink ising by the day -- shrinking by the day and it does again this afternoon in the 4th inning the giants unleash the attack. pop low sandoval -- pablo sandoval, a three run shot from the left shot. next man, buster posey blowing the lid off this. zito the win. giants the magic number down to four and it could be three if this trend continues. dodgers losing to washington. they are third baseman ryan zimmerman a shot into the alley way in left center field. bryce harper high tailing it
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around. 4-1 dodgers trailing. the oakland a's, turn around is fair play. they needed one against the tigers that blasted them. this afternoon it is all oakland. 2-1 tigers. smith, solo shot. to center field. jackson just misplayed that line drive to the wall goes for a two run triple and the a's lay it on thick to the tune of 12-4 and they are still in control of the wildcard situation and our high school voting is done, milpitas at valley christian tomorrow on the 6:00 p.m. newscast. joe fonzi will take care of it. one final note, giants fans, barry zito, 9 straight games he started, all 9 of those games
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the giants won. when he pitches the giants win. last 9 times he started a game. >> what a turn around. >> thank you. the weather will play a big role in the space shuttle endeavor's fly over the bay area tomorrow and bill is tracking the conditions, he will have the latest at 10:00 p.m. >> and thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news and the latest on the situation in san rafael where a suv went into a building. one person injured. details tonight at 10:00 p.m. i'll get a build your own burger with something cheesy...
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