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angry protestors vandalize this san francisco police station during a demonstration last night. we'll tell you about the officer involved shooting that sparked the protests. iphone 5 mania. we will tell you who is camped out for the new hot apple launch and tell you who is actually being paid to be here. mitt romney brings the race for the white house to the bay area. where he will be tonight and why president obama won't be far behind. plus a rare sight in the sky over the bay area today. when and where you will be able to see the space shuttle endeavour's final flight. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. good morning, to you. welcome back it's a pam cook day because it's a friday. it is september 21st i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. looking forward to turning off the alarm clock. what is the weather going to be
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like tomorrow? >> so 3:45-4:00. >> yeah maybe i will sleep until 5:00. >> that is pushing it. [ laughter ] we have clear skies and a little bit of fog forming. overall today it will be sunny to mostly sunny day and it will be warmer. especially inland. we'll have updates on the endeavour viewing coming up shortly. here is sal. steve, good morning. highway 4 getting busier in antioch and pittsburgh but not so bad in bay point. also the morning commute on westbound 24 another live picture of traffic looking good between walnut creek and oakland. let's go back to the desk. san francisco police cleaning up graffiti at one of their stations this morning. the vandalism happened to protest a police shooting. alex savidge is out there at the police station with more. >> reporter: angry protestors zeroed in on the mission police station last night. vandalizing this building. we'll show you video we shot an
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hour ago as city crews came in here and cleaned up the graffiti. someone spray painted the word killers on the front door. protestors were upset about a shooting a couple hours before. several dozen protestors marched through the mission around 10:30 last night. this was all part of a spontaneous demonstration. at one point they surrounded the police station facing off with officers in riot gear. during the protests someone spray painted the police station as well. that demonstration was in response to a police shooting a few blocks away around 8:00 last night. a plain closed officer was chasing after a suspected gang member. he pulled out a tech 9 pistol. they ordered him to drop the bongo he raised the weapon and the officers opened fire.
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we understand he is at the hospital with nonlife threaten injuries. as far as the demonstration that ended here, no one was hurt, police officers are protesting. police are telling us this morning no arrests were made. live this morning in the mission district alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. time now 6:02. happening right now thousands of bay area apple fans they are out in long lines waiting to buy the now iphone 5. tara moriarty is also live outside apple store in san francisco. what is going on tara? >> reporter: how much would you have paid for that very first iphone? we net a guy online that paid $700. he did get a rebate later of course but a huge chunk of change for that product. he said he's bought every single iphone since its inception. in two hours the folks will be heading inside because the store will finally open its doors. around 5:30 this morning the black velvet curtain dropped and folks out here got a jolted
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joy. the person at the front of the line has been here since 8:00 last night. we met one woman that was paid $120 to wait in line for four hours. >> so i work for cass. we had someone camping out at the june onstore since monday. i was hired here to wait here for four hours. they will swap out my place at 8:00 a.m.. analysts say the new iphone is faster, thinner, lighter with a longer battery life. some criticize the new charging port and mapping feature. still apple reported more than two million preorders in a first 24 hours and one analyst predicts apple will sell between 6-8 million iphones. if we walk over the store is still dusting and getting rid of some of the fingerprints. here we have national media. this is quite a big story as
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folks nation-wide waiting for that iphone 5. we are live in san francisco i'm tara moriarty. live in new york look at this. a crowd. about an hour ago. the doors opened at apple stores in new york city. we are watching people file through. kind of thinning out but still a big crowd. listen to this the demand for the iphone is so high new york police department is telling iphone 5 buyers register their new phones with the police. because they are expecting to see a rise in iphone thefts soon. plus in australia apple cofounder steve was knack was among the first to get the new phone. he tweeted a picture saying he was in line for the first iphone 5 in the world. he was first in line in palo alto when the last iphone before s was released. in election news this morning mitt romney returns to the bay area today to raise some cash for his campaign.
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afternoon fundraiser is scheduled for that. strawberry hill estates in hillsborough. chopper 2 flew over the estate yesterday. tickets $50,000 a head. in a few weeks president obama will return to the bay area as well for a san francisco concert and rally fundraiser. according to the bay area news group the october 8th event will be held at the bill graham civic auditorium. tickets range between $100 and $7500. congress is preparing to take recess until after the november election. but first they have keyish eyes to resolve. coming up at 6:15 we are going to go live to washington, d.c. to tell you why it could be a long weekend for some members of congress. time now 6:06. the space shuttle endeavour will be flying over us here in the bay area about 8:30 this -- about 9:30 this morning. before the endeavour retires to the museum in los angeles it
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will be flying over the state capitol and then over us here in the bay area. the faa by the way is restricting air space around san francisco, sacramento, and los angeles today between 9:30 and 11:30 this morning air space is restricted below 5,000 feet and a 25-mile radius around san francisco. now next month endeavour will take a 12-mile road trip from lax to the california science center right near the l.a. coliseum. it will be riding through the streets. this is a new video from l.a.. they have been cutting down trees. almost 400 trees to make it wide enough for the wings of the endeavour to get through the streets. now the museum by the way promises they are going to replant about 1,000 of those trees. make shire you stay right here -- make sure you stay right here with ktvu for what is going on with the space shuttle endeavour.
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in the next half hour live to o best bay area view spots to see the fly over moffett field they are hosting a big watch party. >> sal is also a photographer. that picture of the shuttle over the golden gate bridge will be the one to catch. >> yeah. but if you just want to -- they will be watching it in the oakland hills too. we've been talking about that. just don't stop on the roads, please. let's take a look at the commute now. they've had problems with that people pulling over causing traffic jams because they stop on the freeway. don't do that. westbound 24 oakland to -- i'm sorry walnut creek to oakland looks pretty good here through lafayette. there are no major problems. if you are driving through the bay bridge toll plaza it's relatively light. and this morning we still have that crash in san jose hasn't caused a major backup
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southbound 85. you have 08 -- 6:08 let's go to steve. thank you. patchy fog forming. very, very cool low. and some areas around russian river getting a little bit of patchy fog. also around marin county. it's a far cry from anything we've had lately. overall i think we will be good to go by 9:00. endeavour forecast looks very nice. couple days ago i would say we're in trouble here. that is not the case. around 9:00 to 10:00 we will get rapid clearing. 43 at sonoma county airport. 44 attaint vail. a couple low 40s around sonoma as well. maybely 50s. mountain have and southbound ho -- mountain view and san jose 51. inland temps will warm up today. we've lost a lot of that fog. even though the lows are cool you can rebound a good 40
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degrees. low pressure which was here all week long is finally moving. it moves to the north. that allows high pressure to slide in. and it gives us a little warmer today and tomorrow. 60s and 70s and a few med to upper 80s. 85 danville. berkeley 70. alameda beautiful 70. 86 morgan hill. saratoga at 82. 65 half-moon bay. 74 san mateo. and then a little warmer redwood city, san carrless, and menlo park. fall begins tomorrow. it will be sunny and warmer. how about that? cooler and breezy on sunday into monday. >> i would rather have it for saturday. >> i know you would. three san francisco police officers are recovering from a bizarre attack at golden gate park. the reason the officers are now off the job. also the new push to speed up california's high speed rail project. and a new development in the oj simpson murder
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. new developments. a prominent witness in the oj simpson murder trial is saying simpson killed his wife and her friend. he lived in simpson's guest house. oj simpson was acquitted of the murders but in a recent we are
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view with new york post, kay toe kaeilin says quote the statue of limitations has passed and says now i can say he did it. but he tells tmz he was misquoted and only thinks he did it. they were hoping to see the notebook that suspect james holmes sent to his psychologist just days before the shooting. but now they say it would move the case along faster if they drop that request. but if holmes attorney uses an insanity defense prosecutors will still likely get access to that notebook later in the case. in congress members of congress will make a last ditch attempt to pass a major legislation. however critical issues won't be solved. ktvu alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau with more on this gridlock. alison. >> reporter: democratic leader
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nancy pelosi pointed out this is the earliest congress has adjourned before an election since the 1960s. democrats and republicans joined together to hammer the nails in the stage that will be used for the presidential inauguration in january. lawmakers won't be back in town until election day. now they have been pointing the finger at what has not been done. >> too many of the congress members particularly the tea party folks think compromise is a dirty word. >> the gridlock is adding more sympathy for the economy and tax increases and major spending cuts are looming at the end of the year. senators could have to work through this weekend. they still have not abro grieved on a temp -- have not agreed on a temporary budget to keep the government running for the next six months. x the white house is expected
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to announce changes to put california's high speed rail prompt on the fast track. the president is due to announce plans to speed up the permit approval process for the ma terra to bakers field stretch in the central havely. according to the white house statement environmental reviews for the 114 park could be completed by october of next year. preparing for another round of antiu.s. protests. the u.s. government has closed the diplomatic missions in indonesia. friday is the main muslim day of prayer. indonesia is known for having large protests after friday's prayers. muslim's have engaged by the film innocence of muslim's. iran's president is now talking about the film. he denounced the west today for what he called insults to the devine messenger. and criticized respect for freedom of speech. the remarks come after a week of protests and riots by the
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people angered by the film. back here at home three san francisco police officers are still on disability this morning following a severe reaction to poison oak. it happened earlier this month while they were struggling with a homeless man holding a tree branch in golden gate park. police say that homeless man william degan became violent with a park ranger. that is when he attacked the ranger and the police officers with that tree branch. he was arrested. he's facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon. san mateo police are now joining the efforts to find a retired firefighter that went missing during a cross country train trip. they are sending two detectives to colorado to help search for charlie dowd. the 69-year-old was on his way to chicago to visit his son and investigators think he may have fallen off the train. search crews are focusing on a 160-mile area between colorado and nebraska. time now 6:17.
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if you have to fly in or out of san francisco international airport this weekend expect delays. the airport once again will close down one of the main runways. this time the crews will be installing new runway lights and working on a new taxi way. the work starts tonight at 10:00. it will continue until monday at 8:00 a.m.. we want to check in with sal for a look at traffic. how is the commute looking? >> we are doing very well. we are doing very well. we do have some things out there that have not caused major delays. there is a little bit of a delay now coming up ons bay bridge toll plaza and you can see the traffic is moving well in some of those lanes. we'll let you know more about when it starts to slow down. this is a look at the commute on 880 north and southbound. the traffic continues to look pretty good. no major problems this morning. and if you are driving in san jose that accident is still there. the traffic is moving along
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moving up to hayward southbound traffic is moving along pretty down to fremont. i think i will take the next two days off and be back on monday. >> what? that is an outrage. well then so am i. we do have mostly clear skies. a little bit of fog forming. nothing compared to what we had the next couple of days. it's kind of cold up in the north bay. i will show you some temps here. overall mostly sunny. san francisco should be near 70 degrees. at least it will be mostly sunny today. it's cool but we will go for a high of 65. just five shy below what we should be. kenwood 39. sonoma 41. yont vail 42. i haven't dug deep into marin county temps but i will. 50s for many. low to mid still a little bit
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of a sea breeze nothing too strong. the row giving us a cool down. finally decided to pack its bags and move north. that allows high pressure to build in for two days. it will also drop on us by late sunday. which means it will cool down and pick up the wind. until then 60s and 70s and 80s. fall officially begins tomorrow and then we'll have cooler breezy weather sunday and monday. pam and dave. honda is setting high sales goals for the coming four years. japan's second largest car maker plans to sell at least six million trucks and cars in the 2016 model year. that is almost twice the current sells level. increasing the popularity of the sub compact fifth is a part of meeting that crow gal sales goal. americans are regaining what they lost. the federal reserve says the average american household is within 5% of levels before the great recession. the biggest gains have gone to people who continue to invest in stocks and manage to keep their homes.
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the fed that increased the wealth could give many businesses and individuals the confidence to step up spending and maybe boost job creation. time now 6:20. what caused a scare at a santa rosa middle school and why both teachers and police are on the loose. a new effort in the fight against cancer. the billion dollar program that is inspired by a former president. don't forget you can wake up with ktvu every morning. get the morning's top story that develop while you were asleep sent straight to your cell phone every weekday morning 6:00 a.m.. get your ktvu morning wake up call by texting the word wakeup to 70123.
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welcome back to ktvu channel 2 morning news. time is 6:23. sheriffs deputies are keeping close watch of a middle school where a note was found. a custodian found the note before classes. a deputies was called but search of the campus did not turn up anything. the school stayed open but some parents decided to keep their children home. uc berkeley is hiring new counselors to help undocumented
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students on campus. university officials say they created new halftime counseling positions to give academic support for financial aid and legal services. they started this fall. right now there are about 200 undocumented students on campus. 6:24. a san francisco firefighter diagnosissed with breast cancer is still fighting a battle over benefits. jeanette rivera she is scheduled for a double mastectomy next week. however she went back to work for the day yesterday because she is out of sick time. the city said her current condition it's not life threaten being they denied her application for the catastrophic illness program which would have allowed fellow firefighters do donate their sick time. >> i'm looking at at least six months of recovery and possibly another year worth of surgeries as we fine tune.
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>> she is now seeking workman's compensation. she plans to appeal the city's decision. she is hoping all of this attention and the support she is getting will change how the city awards catastrophic illness benefits. a texas cancer center is looking to space to help them fight deadly diseases. the md son program is launching a program called moon shot. they are making a $3 billion investment hoping to turn scientific discoveries into clinical advances. they are focusing on five illnesses including lung cancer and one form of breast cancer. it may be a bit more difficult to find parking around the bay area today. several cities including san francisco, oakland, and san jose a celebrating park-ing day. that is the global event that allows them to take over metered parking spots and turn
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them into spots. everyone can participate but they are supposed to feed the meter. sal immediate a good point if they don't feed the meter who will be ticketed if there is no car there? >> one gentleman said they are doing it out in walnut creek. right in the middle of downtown walnut creek. good morning, everybody. let's go out and take a look at what we have now with the morning commute. so far so good. we are seeing more people on the roads though. let's go outside and see what we have with the roads. 237 some slow traffic here as you cross 880 and no major problems heading down to or heading across to the peninsula. but you know, it will be crowded near nasa ames center today. later on. in fact, they sent us a traffic advisory for that. let's take a look at 680 southbound this traffic is moving along nicely. now to steve. thank you, sir. happy friday. a little bit of fog.
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patchy fog. there is very, very chilly readings toward the north. overall it looks sunny to mostly sunny today. there is cool, cool lows. sonoma 41. yountville 42. marin county at 44. it will be sunny and warmer today. 60s and 70s and 80s. as a matter of fact we want to tell you it is your last chance to watch the space shuttle in the air and we are taking you to live the big viewing party in the south bay. angry protestors marched through the streets of san francisco last night. police station ends up being vandalized in the process. we'll tell you about the officer involved shooting that touched off this demonstration.
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news.
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i a pretty sure trying to find the official findings of this. spirit reality capital. we have another ipo there on the new york stock exchange. the nasdaq has dream extreme. families helping -- i mean an organization helping families, women, and children who have been effected by domestic violence there. it's going to be a busy day on the stock market. >> sure sounds like it there. we'll smile and say good morning, to you. thank you for joining us. it is friday, it's september 21st i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. time now is 6:30. in the news this morning protests and violence last night in san francisco's mission district sparked by a police shooting. protestors even vandalized the police station. alex savidge is out there now at the mission police station and graffiti has already been cleaned up. >> reporter: it has been
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cleaned up. it was cleaned up a short time ago. the protestors were upset what ended up being a nonfatal police shooting that happened earlier in the evening. last night during a demonstration that broke out someone vandalized the front of the mission police station. we watched as city crews cleaned up that graffiti. someone spray painted the word killers on the front door. this broke out around 10:30 last night. several protestors were here. they faced off with officers that were in riot gear. during the protests someone spray painted the front side of the police station. no one was arrested but it certainly got heated. >> when you do something corrupt and evil people see. people see right through it. >> reporter: that demonstration was in response to a police shooting that happened around 8:00 last night. it was just a few blocks away
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on 14th street near south vaness. that is where they were chasing after a suspected gang member. police say that man pulled out a tech 9 pistol. officers ordered him to drop it but officers say he raised the weapon and the off thes opened fire. the man holding the gun was hit twice and was taken to the hospital but he is expected to be okay. no one was hurt at the protest. at this point you can see that things are back to normal here at the mission police station. live this morning in san francisco alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. happening now the coupdown to the -- countdown to the endeavour fly over. we will get a look at the shuttle as it passes by the bay area one more time. we just took a live look. a lot of people out there this morning. >> reporter: that is right. the doors just opened to the public a short time ago and already a huge crowd has fathered. all these people are waiting to
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witness endeavour's last mission. the shuttle piggy backing on a specially modified boeing 747 will be passing around 9:45. endeavour is on its final flight heading toward los angeles where it will be placed on permanent display at the california science center. they are expecting as many as 8,000 people to show up for series of displays. spectators say they didn't want to miss this once in a lifetime view. >> i have never gone to see in the launches or landings. i heard a landing but had never been nearby to see it happening. it seemed like a life event i missed out on. this is my last chance. >> reporter: you can see people here have brought their chairs and provisions. they have a few hours left to wait but they say it will be worth it. live in mountain view ann rubin. weather sometimes prevents parts of the bay area for getting a close look at many of
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the things around here. hopefully we don't have fog out hire. >> just a little bit. it would be too much to ask for clear skies. i think by 9:00 most of it should be gone. there should be enough breaks in the clouds. a little bit up toward the north bay. marin county. nothing compared to what we had the last couple of mornings. for us it will be clear. but i expect rapid clearing after 9:00. >> here is the other god places to see endeavour. a large crowd is expected at crissy field. that will be spectacular. the shy bow space and science center. ann rubin said the doors just opening there. we have continuing coverage throughout the morning.
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ktvu will be watching this this morning. we will be live at crissy field. we are live at moffett. you can watch the actual fly over live on our website at or down load that free app ktvu's app for your smart phone or tablet. time now 6:35. new this morning in pakistan a fatal police shooting during a pakistani holiday want to allow protests against that movie innocences of muslims. now at least 31 people have died around the world in violence connected to the controversial movie. pakistan's government declared today a national holiday and they encouraged people to go out and protest. the government also blocked cell phone service trying to prevent violence. it's been two years of fighting now but thousands of american troops are heading back home from afghanistan. the 33,000 troops that president obama sent to fight
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the taliban packed up millions of dollars of military equipment at a base in kandahar. that now leaves behind about 68,000 american forces in that war zone. local overnight news san jose police are investigating the latest case of violence in their city. officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim just before 10:30 last night at flanagan dry and alvin avenue in east san jose. officers learned that a second shooting victim went to a hospital himself. both victims are men. they are believed to be in their 30s. they are expected to survive and no arrests have been made. in other overnight news an investigation is under way in a shooting in the town of rodeo. investigators are not saying much about the case but that the victim was reportedly in grave condition when air lifted to the hospital. the shooting happened at just about 10:00 last night. deputies taped off the scene and brought in danville police dog to try to find that gunman.
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time is 6:37. san francisco police busy investigating a deadly overnight accident. it happened around 1:00. police say a woman was driving on bay shore near caesar chavez when she hit a has been who was walking in the street. now the woman is cooperating with the police investigation. the bay shore off ramp to southbound highway 101 was closed for several hours. if you happen to have seen what happened out there, contact the san francisco police department. meantime police in martinez say they will not cite the man that drove his car into a gas station and triggered a big explosion and fire. coming up at 6:47 we'll talk about the number of pump collision fires that happen every year and the danger that gas stations see more often. >> kind of surprising story. 6:38 is the time. let's go back over to sal. the friday morning commute. how is it looking? >> it's looking okay. we just got word of a new accident on the sunol grade.
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brand new crash. southbound 680. we'll watch for that. that just came in. we're not sure if it's causing any delay to traffic. this is a look at the westbound bay bridge. it's backed up now. the metering lights have been switched on and the traffic will be a little slow as you drive to the toll plaza. you see there is a little bit of waiting there. this is a look at interstate 880 and the traffic is moving along relatively well. no major problems. i'm moving the maps now so southbound this is the sunol grade our control room was nice to bring up for us. this there is no slow down just yet. the accident was reported on val see dose road. so watch for slow traffic in that area. we will get you something on that coming up. this is where the accident was reported so far we don't have anything in the way of slow downs reported. let's go to steve. let's do that and a happy friday. patchy low clouds. when i came in it was clear.
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but now here comes that fog as we talked about. after 5:30-6:00 it starts to form. there is some up in the north bay. patchy low clouds. it's always dicey call here. let's hope some of that burns off by 9:00. it looks good for most locations for viewing the endeavour today. there is cold numbers up to the north. kenwood 39. i'm sure it's colder up to parts of the lake county. yountville 42. novato at 44. our observer ron at 41 degrees. it's cold with patchy fog. san rafael 47. mainly 50s everywhere else. kind of a little chill up there in the north. west at 8 to southwest at 12. high pressure is building in because the low that is giving us this cool weather this week right there is moving to the north. it will drop into oregon. probably northern nevada. today and tomorrow sunny and
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warmer. a chilly morning with. so anything closer to the coast it's just not that warm. it will be a little warmer today. 70s and 80s for most. 60s on the coast. 70s on the peninsula. low to mid to upper including palo alto. a little warmer on saturday. a cooler breezy pattern sunday and monday. time now 6:40. a woman seriously hurt in a bizarre car crash. why we now know this could have been a lot worse. we are live in san francisco where the line for the iphone 5 keeps growing. we will talk to the man at the head of the line coming up.
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well. some fog out there. it's mostly clear away from the coast. a little bit of patchy fog north bay. we are going mostly sunny here. overall temperatures will warm up. welcome back. here's a look at the top stories we are following for you right now at 6:44. a man was shot and wounded last night by san francisco police after police say he pulled a gun on an officer in the mission district. then hours later dozens of people marched down mission street protesting that shooting. some of them also vandalized
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the mission police station. republican presidential nominee mitt romney will come here to the bay area for a big fundraiser. he will be raising cash at the strawberry hill estate in hillsborough. that starts at 4:45 this afternoon. and space shuttle endeavour takes its final flight over the bay area in just a few hours. now endeavour will be flying over the golden gate bridge, the bay bridge, and moffett field on the becomeback of that 747 before it goes to los angeles on display. people waiting in lines for the iphone 5 will be filing into apple stores in one hour and 15 minutes. tara moriarty joins us now from chestnut street the apple store there in san francisco. >> reporter: about a half hour ago apple employees came out here and did a lap. they jogged around. tried to get the people out here waiting fired up. they passed out donuts and
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coffee. and at the head of the line is teeg ashburn. he's been here at # last night. we noticed you were here in the orange sleeping bag. were you getting shut eye there? >> yeah a little bit of sleep and it's cold too. >> reporter: you didn't care about the publicity. you came here for the product. >> no i didn't think 12 hours would be nearly enough to be here in the front of the line. i was surprised. >> reporter: what is the draw for you? >> good phone. it's faster in a lot of different ways. just excited to have it. don't want to have to deal with waiting for it. this is a good way to make sure. >> reporter: apple employees came out and interviewed you. i think his phone is waiting inside. we are at the chestnut store and the line wraps around the block on toastinger. we did speak to one woman who is being paid to wait here in line and wait for someone else. most of the folks told us they wanted the product first and they really like the experience of being in line with fellow
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apple diehards. we asked one guy what the appeal was. >> you know it's bigger, obviously and faster and a lot of the things are better on it. slimmer. and the new port is something i think a lot of people are interested in. verses the larger dock connector they used to have. i think it will be a good phone. >> reporter: we have one of the youngest apple fans here sitting on his dad's lap. i saw you guys taking pictures a little bit earlier. is this a historic moment for you? >> it is. it's his first iphone apple line in general. he hasn't said anything about being excited. clearly wants to get in there. >> reporter: big smile on his face as a lot of people will when they open the doors here in just a little over an hour. live from san francisco i'm tara moriarty. >> thank you. time now 6:47. 78-year-old woman in san rafael is recovering now after an out of control car hit her last night and crashed into a
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restaurant. it happened on fourth street during the popular thursday night farmers market. look at the pictures. police say that suv jumped a curb and crashed into lundy's restaurant. the woman was walking in the area and she was hit. >> there was somebody under the car asking for help. >> it happened so fast. it's unbelievable. >> fourth street was closed down for several hours during the police investigation. now that woman was rushed to the hospital. she suffered major injuries. the driver of the car and his family are being questioned by police. the restaurant was closed at the time. there were no customers inside. new information about that huge fire at a martinez gas station. police have announced they will not cite the driver that backed into the pump and sparked that explosion and fire. no one was hurt. the station manager was able to shut off fuel. and experts say pump collision fires do happen only about ten
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times a year but far more common are fires caused by customers smoking while they gas up. time now 6:48. the san francisco giants will be honoring bay area olympians. danville jessica and maggie stefans they are two of the olympians that will be honored. they help the women's u.s. water polo team to help win the gold medal in london. more than 35 olympian willing be honored tonight. the number to clinch the title down to three folks. just three. >> i know i usually wear my giants hat and my padres shirt when i go south. because it's my hometown team. and now this is my hometown team. >> you know the last time they clinched in 2010 was also against the padres as you remember. but this time it's a lot less exciting. good morning, everyone less take a look at what we have. the commute we want it to be
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nice. we don't want it to be exciting. we want it to be kind of just there. highway 4 i guess it's there. it's very slow in antioch and pittsburgh. we don't really have a friday break as we've had in the summer months. this is the last full day of summer. it's fall for all intensive purposes. the traffic looks like it for sure. bay bridge toll plaza it's backed up. on some of the summer days we don't have any backups. it's backed up to the 880 over crossing. it is moving well. the earlier crash we told you about in the south bay looks good. it's clear. southbound 680 there is a crash there on the shoulder. causing a little bit of a backup. 6:50 let's go to steve. you know, sal. there is a very good race for the best record in the national league. the nats, reds, and giants. >> there you go. >> we do have a few high clouds up above. patchy fog. that is the key. and just patchy right now.
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i will tell you there is chilly readings up to the north. low pressure system giving us the cool week it's finally moving to the north. today and tomorrow we will see temperatures warming up. there is patchy low clouds coast and bay. inland temps will get back in the 80s for some. the fog most of it has been chewed up. some of it is on the ground. some in the low cloud variety. very, very cool readings for some. sonoma 41. novato 44. sebastopol is 44. san rafael 47. 45 in mill valley. there is coliforms to the north -- there are cool numbers to north. still a little bit of a westerly breeze some component of it. low moving north. that is allowing the high to build in. i will have to keep an eye on sunday. see if that low drops closer to us. sunny and warmer today after a chilly morning. 60s and 70s for many.
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fall begins tomorrow morning and then it will be sunny and warmer. cool down plus breezy sunday and monday. keep an eye on trial january stack this morning. they rang yesterday's closing bell. they were smiling. that is because the stock price jumped 41%. trulia lets people research home listings. san francisco business times in this mornings edition says the school is considering several options that could add as much as 850,000 square feet of housing and offices. any development would have to go through a long approval process. a plan to can sodas. where you can trade in your soda today and what you will get in exchange. plus a focus of the hantavirus investigation could be turning away from visitors. who the health department may
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. some hope across europe about a bailout plan is helping stock markets around the world. dow jones up about 37 points. time now 6:55. employees at yosemite national park may be tested for the
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hantavirus. health officials want to survey employees to see if they were infected by the virus. three park employees had flu like symptoms and they were tested. they are now sealing up doors and windows as a precaution. we already know nine people have been infected with the virus. three of them have died. a san francisco human rights commissioner is back behind bars on child pornography charges. 66-year-old larry brinkin was arrested yesterday after they found graphic photos on his exciter. he was first arrested on similar charges back in june but they said they needed more time to investigate. he retired from his city post in 2010. san francisco's recreation and park commission unanimously approved a sub way station. the union square station needed the commissioners approval because it will sit on park property. critics say it violates a charter provision about the
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nonregistration national use of public space. now they are threatening a lawsuit to try to block that station. if you have unwanted soda in your home today is the day to trade it in for healthier options. they are holding a soda exchange program in cupertino today. anyone that brings in any unopened cans or bottles of soda will get free fruit and veggie vouchers. the exchange goes from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 this afternoon. time now 6:56. two bay area animals just made it into the guinness book of world records. first zach is a 25-year-old parrot from san jose with 22 dunks. he set the record for the most slam dunks per minute by a parrot on a specially designed basketball hoop. the second animal is a donkey named oklahoma sam from watsonville. he's been named the tallest donkey in the world.
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5'11" tall. >> i imagined they had to have a special hoop for this parrot. coming up on 7:00. how is traffic? it's doing good. we will watch some of the commutes like the toll plaza it's getting busier although not sold out. also on the sunol grade we have a crash. let's go to steve. thank you. we have a little bit of patchy fog. cool to cold readings on the overnight lows. some of that fog will be forming a little bit. i think most of the viewing area is okay. let's hope some of that fog will disappear by 9:00. pam and dave. thank you. coming up next on mornings on 2 a police station attacked after an officer involved shooting sparked a destructive protest late last night in san francisco. we will tell you how police officers eventually cleared that crowd. also excitement really building for the space shuttle endeavour fly over. we will tell you the prime spots to see it all.
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