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breaking news. major police activity in san francisco's bayview district. we have a news crew heading to the scene. at this hour, police in san jose are trying to figure out who shot and killed a man early this morning. we'll tell you about the questions that police have and what the victim was found wearing -- what he had wearing on him. a fire at the chinese consulate in san francisco. what police are gonna be looking at in the next 90 minutes that may help this arson case -- may help crack this arson police. "mornings on 2" starts now.
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good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." these are live pictures of the scene of the first homicide of the year in san jose. you can see a few investigators there on the scene looking for clues and other information. there's some patrol cars still leaving the scene and we'll have a live report coming up shortly. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. get you out the door steve will tell you how to dress. >> we have cold conditions. we had a lot more 20s. there's a few. but more around yesterday. about 3 to 5 degrees warmer. santa rosa flirting with that upper 20 right at 30. i think ken woot and sebastopol are in the upper 20s. fairfield, concord, 35. 35 blossom hill. except for a few high clouds
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and hazy skies, not much change. we do get an easterlies breeze -- easterly breeze. santa clara valley over to santa cruz, 70s. here's sal. right now, we do have a look at some police activity. that's blocking the third street street car line, the t third car line as you get in the district. this is a good area to adjust your commute if you take the t third into downtown. you may want to get -- take it farther up. ktvu's tara moriarty is on the way to see exactly what the police activity is and to confirm what's going on there. if you are a commuter, you need to know that. bay bridge looks pretty good westbound. it's definitely lighter than usual. here it is after 7:00. we don't have a big backup at all. there's a slight delay before you get on the bridge. that's about it. 280 in san jose. that looks good getting up to highway 17. 7:02. back to the desk. all right.
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new this morning, we're just a little more than 24 hours into the year 2014 and police in san jose already investigating that city's first homicide of the year. a man was shot and killed in east san jose earlier this morning. ktvu's janine de la vega live out there with the very latest from the police. what are they telling you now, janine? >> reporter: well, police tell me that they've been going door to door for the last several hours talking to neighbors and they still say they don't have any valuable leads. i want to show you what's going on behind me where you can see crime scene technicians and officers out here investigating. now, some information that may be helpful later is that they found -- that the victim was wearing an ankle bracelet. that may come in to be helpful later after they identify him. police say the man was found face down in the driveway at a home on east san antonio just before 1:30 this morning. several people heard gunshots
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but didn't bother to call it into 911. it was someone passing by who spotted the man down and called it in later. police say it appears he was shot ast least once. firefighters and paramedics performed cpr but were unable to save him. he died at the scene. homicide detectives are canvassing the scene trying to gather as much evidence as we can. >> we don't know if it was targeted if there was a retaliation, we have no motive, we have no information leading us to any motive at this point. >> reporter: police say it appears he's latino and may be in his late 20s. once he's identified and they found out more information about his background including why he's wearing that ankle bracelet, it may help investigators learn to see what was going on in his life. this area of east san antonio is known to be near sam gang hot spots but investigators say it's too early to tell if this is gang-related. police will remain here on the
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scene at least for another hour. again, the coroner still has not arrived yet because they are still conducting their investigation. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. we have more details about the deadly violence in san jose. while 2014 is off to a deadly start, 2013 was actually better than the year before. in 2013, there were 43 homicides reported compared to 46 in 2012. it is 7:05. we are following breaking news out of san francisco. right now, there is a major police operation underway. it's taking place at third street and palou avenue in the bayview district. tara moriarty has just arrived on the scene. tara, what's going on there? >> reporter: well, it looks like s.w.a.t. teams are just getting ready to pull out. if you take a look behind me, we're at third and kirkwood. there's the liquor store called the star market. around 6:00 this morning, we know that s.w.a.t. teams were actually sawing the
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metal gates off the entrance to try to get inside. we don't know exactly what they are looking for. we did speak to police but they are remaining pretty tight- lipped about everything. you can see the bus that the -- the train going by here, muni, initially the t had been shut down for some time for about an hour. we're told all trains and buses are up and running. now, again, we don't know exactly what they were looking for but it appears that there were two s.w.a.t. teams and both of them are now -- one of them has left. the other is in the process of leaving. now they are beginning to comb through the market looking for whatever it is that they are looking for. as soon as we get more information, we'll pass it along to you. live from from san francisco, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. investigators strongly suspect arson in a fire at the chinese consulate in san francisco. the suspicious fire first reported last night at the consulate building on laguna street. the consulate official says someone got out of a minivan,
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splashed two buckets of gasoline on the front door, then set them on fire. the flames caused major damage to that door but no one was hurt. the chinese consulate did release a statement. here it is. it calls a suspected arson attack "a violent crime targeted at the chinese consulate institution in the united states." federal agents will meet with san francisco police in about 90 minutes from now. they will examine the surveillance tape as they continue to search for suspects. happening today -- the california supreme court will decide whether to grant a law license to a man living in the u.s. illegally who graduated from law school and passed the state bar exam. 36-year-old sergio garcia was brought to the u.s. illegally by his parents when he was a toddler. he applied for citizenship in 1994 and is still waiting for his application to be processed. his effort to get a law license
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is supported by state bar officials and california's attorney general who says sit senship status is not a requirement to receive a california law license. there are signs that john boehner may be open to limited changes to the country's immigration laws in the coming months. boehner recently hired a long- time immigration adviser to arizona senator john mccain who has long backed immigration reform. immigration reform advocates say the hiring boehner -- the hiring plus boehner's recent criticism of tea party influence on the republican party indicates he's serious about making changes to the immigration system. a vigil will be held tonight in oakland for a 13- year-old boy shot and killed new year's eve. lee weathersbee the third was shot on walnut creek street. his mother said he was walking home with two other boys from a party at the boys and girls club on international
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boulevard. reportedly, two young men in a dark care pulled up and started shooting. the victim's family thinks it was as case of mistaken identity. >> it's just a senseless death. like i said, he was a good kid. everybody knows he was a good kid. >> a vigil for lee will be held at 5:00 tonight on the street where the 8th grader was shot. so far, police say they have no motive and no arrests have been made. helicopter to take us home! thanks, everyone ! >> they are happy. the trapped people stuck in the ice on ten days inant ar-- in antarctica are being res lieud. 5 -- rescued. 52 passengers are safe aboard an australian icebreaker. they were ferried there in groups of 12 over the past couple of hours on a helicopter like that one there from a
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chinese ship. meantime, in montana, an avalanche yesterday killed a man riding a snowmobile. it happened yesterday morning at the galaton national forest. first responders were not able to recover the man's body, so they are gonna try again this morning. two other men also caught in the avalanche were not seriously hurt. 7:09. a strong winter storm is bearing down on the midwest and northeast. new york city may get 10 inches of snow while a blizzard warning covers long island. boston has already declared a state of emergency. they could see two feet of snow. temperatures are expected to fall below zero. happening now -- the storm has already canceled at least 1100 flights nationwide. there are 13 cancellations at sfo. ktvu channel 2 reporter brian flores will be live at 7:30 at sfo with what passengers can expect on what could be a difficult day or two for
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travel. 7:10. you may have felt this -- several small earthquakes rattled the north bay during the night. a magnitude 2.5 quake hit just after midnight near the geysers. it was followed by a 3.3 quake and several small aftershocks. so far, no reports of damage or injuries. today, san francisco begins the program that reminds us all the holiday season is just about over. the city will officially kick off san francisco's annual christmas tree collection recycling program. residents are being urged to leave their christmas trees out on the regular trash pickup days between now and january 15th. people living in san francisco usually recycle about 500 tons of christmas trees every year. take all of the decorations off first. if they are higher than 6 feet you are supposed to cut them in half. >> i didn't know that. all right, tori. we're getting some new information in the case of 13- year-old jahi mcmath. the oakland girl declared brab dead after -- brain dead after
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tonsil surgery. >> she still looks good. she still looks like jahi. >> the very tense exchange between the family and the hospital and why a private investigator from new jersey is now getting involved. plus, why "the new york times" says the government should give edward snoetden a break -- snowden a break. good morning. westbound 24 as you drive up to the tunnel, la fayette, it's looking good. it's a little bit crowded. we'll tell you some areas that already has some slow traffic. cold this morning. not as cold but it looks like another nice day. breezy for some. we'll see why that plays into a better forecast for the bay.
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in in minneapolis tree people are still missing after -- three people are still missing after an explosion at
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this apartment house. 14 people were hurt. firefighters still can't get inside because part of the roof collapsed. the investigation continues. the parents of a student killed in a recent colorado school shooting say they forgave the killer. a memorial service for 17-year- old claire davis was held yesterday at an equestrian complex in denver. horse jumping was one of her loves. claire's father asked the mourners to forgive the shooter, karl pierson. >> we would ask all of you here and all of you watching to search your hearts and forgive karl pierson. he didn't know what he was doing. >> claire's father says the world was a better place with his daughter in it. that memorial was attended by many people including olympic and cal swimmer, missy franklin. 7:15. we have new details about a vacaville couple on opposite ends of the law. the husband and wife are now both accused of selling illegal
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drugs and weapons to undercover agents. investigators say 35-year-old sara kilo was a chp dispatcher. her husband belonged to the vallejo chapter of the hell's angels. authorities arrested her on charges of bribery and possessing methamphetamine for sale. her husband was arrested on charges of selling an assault rifle and stolen military equipment to undercover agents. a preliminary hearing is set in two weeks in yolo county. members of oscar grant's family and their supporters are marking a sad anniversary. yesterday, they gathered outside of the fruitvale b.a.r.t. station in oakland for a somber memorial. it came exactly five years after oscar grant was shot and killed at that same b.a.r.t. station. those attending the memorial released white doves as they expressed their hope for peace on the streets of oakland. >> to the families who have lost loved ones like i have myself, no one knows the pain.
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no one knows the hurt, no one knows the suffering that goes on behind closed doors. >> the grant family will continue to hold these vigils each new year's day to remember the tragedy on january 1st, 2009. bart police officer, johannes mehserle, said he meant to tase grant when he shot and killed him during a chaotic situation on the b.a.r.t. platform. the controversial mar i rob ford -- mayor rob ford signed papers to run for re-election. this is video of ford yesterday. he was greeting people at city hall posing for pictures. this is file video. ford has faced a lot of pressure to resign. he admitted to smoking crack cocaine and there have been other controversial erratic behavior. the toronto city council has stripped him of most of his powers. he was the first candidate this
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morning to register. why the new york times "--" new york times "says that edward snowden committed a crime. but "the times" says he has done a service for exposing the government's lack of respect for privacy. the white house has rejected a clemency plea from snowden. they say he should come back to the united states to face trial. 7:18. americans begin the new year with a very negative view of their government expressing little hope elected officials can or will solve the country's biggest problems. a new poll by the a.p. center for public affairs research found that 70% of americans lack confidence in the government's ability to make progress on the important
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problems and issues facing the country in 2014. americans do feel a little better about local and state elected leaders with 45% at least moderate lit confident in their state -- moderately confident in their state government and 54% in their local government. and sal, now we've got a water main break in castro valley? >> that's right. we have a water main break. it's being fixed by east bay m.u.d. on stanton and miramar avenue. this is a picture sent by a viewer. megan sent us this picture. thank you very much. they are working on it. this is happening right now. she told us that she found out, i believe, that she lives in area. she found out that the east bay m.u.d. said it will be quite some time before the water is back on. but this is the picture that she sent us. if you know castro valley, stenton and miramar, you may want to avoid that area. let's take a look at the commute.
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westbound bay bridge, it's light today. it's certainly not the unusual backup but anything can change. there are more cars on the road than the last few days but not quite up to the regular commute volume. this morning's commute looks good on northbound 280 getting up to highway 17. 7:19. let's go to steve. >> i think i counted three cars yesterday, sal. >> pretty quiet. >> pretty quiet. mostly clear skies. what's new? occasion le we get higher -- occasionally we get higher clouds. a little bit of an offshore breeze i know up in the oakland hills over to pacifica. brandon said they are breezy over here. watch how the clouds come close to us and get chewed up. there's patchy fog. but another sunny, nice day. air quality not the best. nothing, you know, we haven't heard before. cold air at the surface. you go up in the atmosphere and all of a sudden, you hit a very, very strong what we call inversion. much warmer air. so that just traps everything underneath it. it's really warm. if this pattern were with us in
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june, july and august, we would be heating up. high pressure, good, old- fashioned. it's stuck. it's not moving. 30s on the temperatures. 50 in san francisco. a little bit of a breeze for some. it's holding up a few locations. oakland airport, 37. 39 up in eureka again. 32 redding. 21 in tahoe. a lot of moisture in the deep south. this is all coming together with another low coming out of indiana and illinois. the combination of these two are all taking aim towards much of the great lakes. and also in the northeast especially boston, new york. there are going to be some very active blizzard conditions there, the next 24, 36 hours. except for high clouds and hey city skies, it's sunny. i think the high clouds will be in later. a chilly, cold morning but not running as cold as yesterday. 60s to 70s on the temperatures. 70 up in ukiah. petaluma is in there. napa is in there as well. walnut creek la fayette, alamo. livermore, at 66.
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62 berkeley and alameda. 67 san jose. los gatos, saratoga. 72 santa cruz and gilroy at 70 degrees. 59 pacifica. daly city, although the breeze might bring the temperature up if it holds. 60s low to mid on the peninsula. things not changing much. if anything a little warmer. sunday looks good. it looks cooler next week. >> all right. thank you, steve. 7:21. some important news for bicyclists here in the bay area. how a popular program is expanding during this new year. there's a good bet there are stanford fans not happy this morning. the upset at the rosebowl that upset a lot of people.
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pot stores in colorado  getting ready for another brisk day of business. yesterday, colorado became the first state in the nation to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use. some colorado pot shops had to shut their doors due to long
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lines and short supply. in other places, pot prices rose to more than $500 an ounce. anyone 21 or older can buy up to an ounce of marijuana at a license store. by the way, denver international airport put up signs warning travelers they cannot take marijuana home with them. prices are skyrocketing for many generic drugs. that's causing pharmacists to turn away customers. pharmacists say reimbursements from insurance companies have not kept pace with the soaring price of many generic drugs. and manufacturers have not said why prices are shooting up. time is now 7:25. some sanford football fans are not happy as they wake up this morning. >> in trouble. intercepted. cook. >> did you see that? yesterday's rosebowl, started well. stanford jumped to a 17-7 lead but the cardinal could not hold on against the big 10
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championship spartans. michigan rallied. they beat stanford, 24-20. they sealed the win with a fourth down stop. stanford's record in the rosebowl is now 6 wins, 7 losses and one tie. [ cheers ] many stanford fans watched the game at local bars. the old pro in palo alto was packed with cardinal fans. but despite the loss, some new stanford students say it was a memorable season. >> we're super sad. >> so close. >> so close. >> i feel like they kind of lost their offense after halftime. >> there were some michigan state supporters at that same bar. sanford -- stanford bought them a round of drinks. that's when stanford was leading. a mysterious discovery made at a popular east bay park. we'll tell you how it was
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found. >> reporter: and a welcomed sight for people who live in this castro valley neighborhood who have been without water for most of the morning. we'll tell you what just happened -- coming up. all right. right now, we have a decent look at the morning commute but there are some spots where you will experience some slow traffic. well, it's another clear, mostly clear morning. that's for sure. temperatures a little bit of a breeze. pretty decent breeze in the oakland berkeley hills. that will equal warmer temperatures. we'll show you where.
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7:29. good morning. live pictures from castro valley where an overnight water main break has caused problems for residents this morning. but there is a big development in the last few minutes. we'll have details coming up in a live report. welcome, once again, to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. steve's back again. >> thank you, dave. and you are back as well. >> yep. >> good morning. we have mainly clear skies, 25 miles an hour up in the oakland berkeley hills. some of that heading to pacifica. it will be another sunny, nice day. no doubt about it. that offshore breeze equals 70s to santa cruz, capitola and gilroy. high pressure here, very warm air trapping thing. another hazy day. 30s, 40s, 50. easterly breeze. saw a couple of locations in
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san francisco. it looks nice there except for higher clouds. mostly sunny. it's sunny. chilly, cold morning. afternoon temperatures. upper 60s to 70s. a lot of low mid-60s. another day of above average temperatures. here's sal. >> we're looking at a commute that's very nice in comparison to what we normally see as we look at interstate 880. southbound 880 at high street bord of a -- word of a disabled motorcycle. they've called the chp to make sure the person riding that bike is okay. the westbound bay bridge is better than you normally see it. traffic is moving well. it's getting more crowded by the day as we've seen, the christmas week was really quiet. most of this request is quiet. we -- week is quiet. we can see slowing in the key spots. nothing major. 580, 680 that traffic looks good with some brisk slowing in dublin. back to the desk.
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happening now -- a water main break in castro valley has just been fixed. ktvu's claudine wong is out there right now to tell us more on the mess that was caused out there. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, dave. yes. this is a welcomed sight for folks in this castro valley neighborhood. you can see the crews just putting the finishing touches on the area where they've focused their repair work. in the last couple of minutes we saw them turn the water back on to this neighborhood. it's been without water since this break that happened around 1:30 a little closer to 2:00 this morning. this is stanton. about 50 people were without water. east bay m.u.d. tells us it was a 6-inch water main that broke. they have now fixed it. again, within the last couple of minutes, we saw them turn the water back on. so certain learn residents happy that this morning they could get the hot shower that they've been waiting hours for. the original estimates were maybe 8:00 or 10:00 this
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morning. so they made some quick work of this. got this all fixed up. got the water back on here in castro valley. live in castro valley, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. 7:32. the alameda county coroner's office says there may be new information later on today about that human skull found yesterday in the oakland hills. it was found yesterday evening in tilden regional park. the skull was spotted off grisly peek boulevard. it was sitting on top of a paper plate surrounded by a silver chain. people who use the park were surprised and concerned. >> go in with my family and enjoy the view and try not to think about, you know, something terrible like that. >> at this point, we have no word on the name of the person that skull belonged to. the origin or the age. it's at the coroner's office right now. several doctors are expected to examine it later this morning.
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7:33. a new year is bringing new hope for the family of jahi mcmath. she's the 13-year-old oakland girl declared brain dead after tonsil surgery. jahi's family is still fighting to move her out of oakland children's hospital to a long- term care facility. jahi's uncle says they've found an ambulance and an plane to transport jahi but they still have not secured a facility. a judge ruled that no surgeries can be performed on jahi and three doctors have declared her brain dead. >> still looks good. she still looks like jahi. so that keeps us going. >> the family attorney is perpetuating a very tragic hoax on the public as well as misleading this family. jahi mcmath is deceased. >> jahi had her tonsils taken out december 9th but suffered complications and was declared brain dead three days later. children's hospital is under court order to keep her on life support until january 7th.
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a private investigator from new jersey says she's now volunteering to help the family and launch her own investigation into the hospital. happening now, a strong winter storm is bearing down on the midwest and northeast. new york city may get 10 inches of snow while a blizzard warning covers long island. that storm has led to thousands of flights being canceled and bay area airports are being affected. ktvu's brian flores is at sfo with a number of cancellations there so far. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning. ifl just spoke with the airport duty manager here at sfo e says sfo far, there are at least ten cancellations for flights heading to the northeast especially with this winter storm bearing down on the east coast as we speak. airport officials say that american airlines which typically leaves later on in the morning, they just canceled two flights to the east coast as well. but we are in the middle of winter. we're not seeing much winter here, the midwest, northeast
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part of the u.s. is definitely seeing it. more than 1100 flints have been canceled. we're hearing chicago, bearing the brunt of the delays and cancellations trying to get flights out of there. but here, cities and airports like newark, new jersey, boston and j.f.k. and new york will be most likely affected this morning. and then most of the airlines are taking the situation literally minute by minute. >> i understand the visibility is down to a quarter mile with blowing snow. united airlines has been proactive on it. they've decided to cancel their flights into boston, newark and j.f.k. but they are doing is on a case- by-case basis. they are watching the storm. >> reporter: again, sfo airport officials say so far at this point, united airlines, as he mentioned, jetblue and american airlines have canceled flights to the northeast. check with your carrier this morning. they say also that american airlines will be asells the situation -- assessing the situation as necessary.
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they leave later on in the morning. we checked in with oak and san jose. we have yet to -- oakland and san jose. we have yet to hear back on cancellations. if you are heading towards sfo for flights back there, check with your carrier first. bart's board of directors expected to vote on a contract with two unions. this comes after the disputed family leave provision that b.a.r.t. says was mistakenly left in the contract that ended a strike back in november. bart's board is expected to approve the contract. they will meet in oakland at 9:00 a.m. the bay area bike share program is about to expand. in the fix couple of months, 300 bikes will be added to the program, including 150 of them in san francisco. and new bike share stations are expected to open in the mission, castro, hayes valley and mission bay neighborhoods. the demand for its flowing. and the changes could happen as early as the spring.
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police in eureka are investigating the killing of a popular priest. the reverend eric freed's body was found yesterday morning at eureka's st. bernard's church after he failed to show up for morning mass. eureka's mayor says the priest has become an important part of the community since he arrived at the church three years ago. >> a tremendous person. this is absolutely a tremendous lost not only for the parish but for our community in general. eureka police say the priest's car is missing. they are currently looking for the car but have not yet identify fid any suspects or a -- identified any suspects or a motive for the killing. a 3-month-old boy is fighting for his life now after a tragic accident in fremont on new year's eve that killed his young mother. last night, about 100 people were at at this vigil to remember ashley, 19 years old. she was hit by a truck new year's eve while walking on mowry and paseo parkway with her sister and son.
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>> i don't want to say it was her time. i don't believe it was. i just don't. things like this happen. that's why they are called tragedies. >> police say that intersection is one of the most dangerous intersections in fremont. the driver is cooperating with police and is not expected to face charges. there's a new study out by the federal government on the risk of specific activities that distract drivers. for young drivers the numbers are really dramatic. the risk of a crash or a near- miss is more than eight times higher than when they were dialing a phone number and eight times higher when reaching for something besides the phone. looking across the road, like an accident, that increased the risk by four times. they say eating as you drive, that raised the risk by three times. 7:39. the chinese consulate in san francisco is targeted in a
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suspected arson attack. coming up, the meeting set for next hour which could lead to a break in the case. and trying to bring the bay to green bay. the ways 49ers are trying to lure fans to the frozen tundra of lambeau field. we're looking at a list of accidents. it's not long. we do have a couple of spots where traffic may be a little slow. all right. a lot of sunshine. it will be another beautiful day. how long will it last? can we get warm temperatures and will it hold into the weekend?
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some good economic news to
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start the new year. the number of americans seeking unemployment benefits dipped 2,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 233,000. hiring will likely remain steady. however, stocks are still falling on wall street as the market comes off the biggest annual gain in nearly two decades. taking a live look, the dow is down 79. the nasdaq is down 29. s&p down 10. time is 7:43 and there's been another big security breach of personal data. this time it involves the photo sharing service snap. hackers have posted phone numbers and user names of millions of users on the internet. hablgers say they want to -- hackers they say want to highlight the weakness in the security. this is popular with teens and young adults. photos and videos that are shared with the service disappear shortly after they are disappeared. skype is dealing with a security breach after hackers took over its twitter account. hackers posted several fake
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tweets warning users not to use e-mail from microsoft which owns skype. hackers accessed the company's facebook page and blog. the electronic army of syria has claimed responsibility. they are behind recent attacks on the new york times and twitter. shares of fiat are up following the 4.3 billion- dollar deal to gain full control of chrysler. investors are welcoming the news that the italian automaker will buy the remaining 41% of chrysler. it does not already own it. fiat's shares rose 15% after the deal was announced. a 4-year-old boy in fair condition this morning after a new year's eve crash in san francisco that killed his older sister and injured his mother. this happened at polk and ellis in the city's tenderloin neighborhood. police say the family was in the crosswalk when the driver of a gray honda pilot turned
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into them. investigators say that driver was behind the wheel of an uber ride sharing vehicle. he was taken into custody shortly after that crash. >> pedestrians had the right-of- way. unfortunately, as a result of the drive's action and -- driver's action there's one fatality. >> authorities have identified the girl who identified as of- year-old sophia lu. the last time we checked, the mother of the children was listed in critical condition. 7:45. new this morning, doctors say the condition of former israeli prime minister ariel sharon has deteriorated sharply. the 85-year-old has been in a coma for the past eight years after suffering a stroke. israeli media reports he's suffering from kidney failure now. sharon is known for withdrawalling israeli troops and settlers from the gaza strip which ended 38 years of israeli military control in the region. secretary of state, john kerry, arrived in israel today
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to try to push forward middle east peace talks entering a difficult phase. this is kerry's 10th trip to the region since bombing secretary of state. he's -- becoming secretary of state. he's trying to negotiate a two- state solution. today he has meetings with benjamin netanyahu. he will be talking with mahmoud abbas tomorrow. 7:46. you know, you never know what may accidentally show up in the mail. a woman in suburban chicago just received a holiday package. it was delayed because of some damage. when it arrived yesterday morning, there was another package attached to it. now, elaine church is the recipient. she says the item was already opened. it had a return address from sasha and malia obama.
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yes. them. it was a photo book of president obama's family. it was supposed to be a gift for their godmother. >> i really care about photographs and books and all of that stuff, i thought she's gonna be missing not having this. i verified her address and we want to get it to her asap. >> now, church says she will send off the photo book today. no word from the white house about this mailing mistake. it's 7:47. well, perhaps, due to the winter storm and the forecast of single digit temperatures, demand for tickets for this sunday's playoff game between the 49ers and packers are not as high as one who expect. the 9ers e-mailed season ticket holders offering special packages including discounted rates at hotels in chicago and milwaukee. the team is working on shuttle buses to take fans from the hotels to the game at green bay. there's also a vip travel package that includes two seats on the team plane. how cool would that be?
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>> wow. >> but the deadline, 9:00 this morning. now, the packers are expected sell out the game. there are less than 7500 tickets left. earlier, the packers say they had 40,000 tickets available. if they don't sell out by this afternoon, the game will be blacked out in the green bay! make areas -- make areas. can save your money and keep warm and watch it right here on ktvu. kickoff is set for 1:40. we're airing "road trip to a championship." we'll take a look at the 49ers regular season and preview the matchup against the packers. you can watch the show friday night right after the cotton bowl and then on saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. immediately following "mornings on 2." sal is in his favorite other seat besides the sal seat at the stadium. you've got traffic under control this morning. >> it's good. it's better than it normally
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is. that's for sure. tori and dave. we're looking at a pretty decent commute i would say on 237. normally we would see some stop and go traffic. it has been light. some of the slow traffic we saw a little while ago just briefly has disappeared. it looks like things are doing well. the bay bridge looks good. let's take a look at the rest of the bay area with our maps here and traffic is moving along pretty well. it sounds so ancient to say the computerized mapping system. that's exactly what's going on. the computers tell us where the traffic slowdowns are and there are no major probs blemtion. a little -- problems. a little bit of slow traffic on highway 92 west of 280. 7:49. let's go to be steve. i've always said watching
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high-def is great. being on it is not so fun sometimes. we have a lot of sunshine coming our way. a pretty good breeze coming out of oakland hills over towards of the peninsula and coast. it's another sunny, nice day. air qualcy is not the greatest. why is that? there's a layer of warm air. i mean really warm air, anywhere from 1500, 2500 feet. around 2,000 feet up, i will split the difference. you go from 30s to 55. that traps everything below it. clear skies, cold but not as cold yesterday. we had a lot more up her 20s yesterday morning. it will be mostly sunny, hazy. a few high clouds drifting in. if that offshore breeze stays in place, most of those will get chewed you. we'll have sunshine all over. sinking air, very warm conditions for this time of year. no doubt about it. we're above average on the temperatures. 30 to 50. there's an easterly breeze coming into san francisco. so the official temp is 50. 32 up in redding. 21 in tahoe. a lot of tropical moisture. heavy rain continues down the
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deep south. florida panhandle and into the carolinas and then that low coming out right out of illinois and indiana is &c&c1 what wrap -- is wrapping up. things are beginning to develop. tonight into tomorrow looks really tough with very snow blizzard warnings and then bone- childing windchills. some of the coldest air we've seen in years is poised to move into the great lakes and plains. next tuesday, wednesday. i mean it will be very quiet and dry here. bitterly cold back there. mostly sunny. high clouds. chilly, cold morning and then giving way to sunshine. that easterly breeze equals warm temperatures. clearlake will go 70 degrees. 65 sonoma. 66 soefer. kentfield -- sonoma. kent field 62. walnut creek, 64. same for oakland. downtown might warm up a little bit more. 74 beautiful degrees in santa cruz. gilroy, 70. 68 in morgan hill. san jose, 67. 50s, 60s on the coast.
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mid-60s on the peninsula including mountain view, los altos, menlo park, atherton all around 64, 65. warm weather friday into saturday. nice on sunday, cooler. next week looks cooler, though. >> thank you, steve. nine minutes before 8:00. making his case today an undocumented immigrant finds out if he can get a license to practice law in california. plus -- what was that up in the sky? why some people think they saw ufos in sacramento.
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anncr: at jennie-o we heard of a place in iowa where every thursday people ride 10 miles for tacos. we thought we'd show up and surprise them with a better kind of taco made with jennie-o ground turkey cooked thoroughly to 165. i feed my kids turkey tacos over regular tacos any day. i think they are light and they are just fresh tasting.
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yeah. when i eat well, i feel well. anncr: it's time for a better taco. the tacos tonight were pretty much perfect. make the switch. look for jennie-o ground turkey in a store near you. solano county sheriff's deputy was hurt during a pursuit in fairfield. the deputy was chasing a stolen car that lost control and crashed into the deputy's car on highway 12 near pennsylvania avenue. the suspect was quickly arrested while a second suspect was captured an hour later. right now, we don't know how badly that deputy was hurt.
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one person was captured but another one is still on the loose after another car chase in san francisco. last night, around 7:30, police tried to pull over a car that matched the description of a vehicle involved in an armed robbery. that pursuit lasted several minutes before the suspect's car crashed into a pole at 22nd and connecticut avenues -- street in the bayview district. one suspect was arrested. the other one got away. police say the suspects threw a gun out the window of the car but the weapon was later recovered. 7:55. health officials in marin county say the flu season has started. the swine flu is apparently making a comeback. the h1n1 voifers caused a -- virus caused a global pandemic in 2009. five people in marin county died from the virus. county health officials say, however, the virus is not as big of a concern this time around because there are now vaccines to treat it.
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police and firefighters will be competing against each other for the most donations at a blood drive today in berkeley. the blood drive benefiting the red cross gets underway at 10:00 a.m. in the parking lot behind the berkeley police association on university avenue and the public is invited. all donors will receive a $5 gift card to mocha coffee. the entire uc system is now smoke-free as the new year, 2014, begins. one of the nation's toughest college campus smoking bans is in effect. smoking is banned on all uc campuses and facilities, indoors and outdoors. tobacco products are also banned including cigarettes, e- cigaretting, cigars -- e cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco. fireworks typically light up the sky on new year's eve
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but this year some say they saw a ufo. there were reports of glowing lights in the sky above sacramento, auburn and stockton on new year's eve. dbloeing reports were -- glowing lights were reported in southern california including this youtube video of flashing lights at a hollywood fireworks display. >> i seen six bright, orange- colored lights. they were almost in a diamond or triangle shape. they started to separate. >> it's not the first time ufos have been roshtsed in northern california -- rorblted in -- reported in northern california. push a mysterious flashing light near placerville in 2009 was actually blamed on arcing power lines. early morning action by the s.w.a.t. team. what police are looking for. >> reporter: at this hour,
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police are investigating this city's first homicide of the year in san jose. we'll tell you the questions that police have about the man that was found here in this neighborhood and what neighbors are saying. good morning. right now, traffic is doing pretty well. some areas better than others. we'll explain.
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good morning. about 8:00. welcome to "mornings on 2." these are live pictures from san jose. a busy scene. we've been out here all morning. police are investigating san jose's first homicide of the brand-new year. a lot of police out there. ktvu just got new details about the victim. stay tuned. we'll bring them to you in a live report in a few minutes. thursday, january 2nd. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. quick look at weather and traffic. steefer, i'm gonna get my car washed this weekend so it's guaranteed to rain. >> i hope so tori. it doesn't look good for us. maybe next week. i will believe it when is happens. they are talking about dangerous arctic air moving into the northern plains. if you have travel plans to chicago, the high terp may be below 5. the high temperature.
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starts starting off 30s 40s and 50. patchy fog. most of that look like it's getting chewed off by of the coast. a lot of sun. had a couple of 20s. overall, high pressure is continuing to say i like it here in california. i'm not going anywhere any time soon. mostly sunny, a little breezy from the oakland hills to parts of the coast which equals 60s to near 70 for some. here's sal. morning. we are looking at a commute that looks pretty good for the most part as we look at some of these live pictures. i want to show you the traffic is lighter than usual here at the bay bridge toll plaza. right now, we would still be seeing slow traffic on a normal day but it's light if you want to get into the city. for the most part, most people are back next week. just a couple of more days of this good traffic. we're expecting people to ramp it up on monday of next week. let's take a look at 880 northbound and southbound, we did have a couple of things. what happens even when we do have crashes on a day like today, traffic is slow light, it doesn't cause any major
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backups. however, not to rain on the parade, but there's a little bit of slow traffic that i found on 92 coming up and over the hill over on the eastbound approach to highway 280. 8:01. back to the desk. >> new this morning, san jose police very busy investigating the city's first homicide of the year a man was shot and killed earlier this morning. ktvu's janine de la vega is live in san jose this morning. where are the police now in this investigation? >> reporter: yeah, they are still talking to witnesses and collecting evidence. now, the coroner just left about 20 minutes ago after examining the body out here at the scene. now, police have been here nearly sev hon urs. the body was found in the driveway of a home on east san antonio near 33rd e it doesn't appear the -- 33rd street. it doesn't appear the victim lives here.
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the man was found face down in the driveway before 1:30 this morning. several people heard gunshots. didn't call it in into 911. someone passing by 45 minutes later spotted the man and called it in. firefighters and paramedics performed cpr but were unable save him -- to save him. the man died at the scene. this is an area known as the gang hot spot but it's unknown if the shooting is gang- related. some who grew up here say they wouldn't be surprised if it was. >> probably gang-related, especially in this neighborhood right here. this neighborhood back then wasn't like this before and now it's getting like this because of the kids nowadays making the days like 3 3rd, they are -- 33rd street, they are making it what you want it to be. a northerner or southerner. it will start to retaliate. >> reporter: it's unknown, again, if the victim lives somewhere else in the neighborhood or what he was doing here early this morning.
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police say it appears he's latino in his late 20s and he was wearing an ankle bracelet. he has not been identified yet but that may provide clues as to his background. >> at this point, the motive is unknown in this case. there's no suspect description. there was just a shift change between the officers, the day shift officers they just came out here to the scene which is an indication that, again, police are still going to be out here for at least, again, another hour or so to investigate. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. we have more details about deadly violence in san jose. while 2014 is off to a deadly start, 2013 was actually better than the year before. in 2013, there were 43 homicides compared to 46 in 2012. new this morning, just a short time ago, a san francisco s.w.a.t. team converged on a liquor store and market in the city's bayview district. we brought you a live report
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from the scene. it's believed those officers were involved in a drug or weapons investigation. at one point, they cut through the metal gates outside of the liquor store. it's not clear if police made any arrests. the incident did affect muni service in the bayview for about 30 minutes. but muni is now back on schedule. investigators hope surveillance video will lead to an arrest in a suspected arson attack on the chinese consulate in san francisco. ktvu's tara moriarty has been talking to arson investigators and she joins us live to tell us about the meeting set for later this hour. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. the fbi has now taken the lead on this investigation. there were several agencies out there last night. it was a pretty busy scene. you can see the scorch marks on the building. the damage pretty extensive. the burn marks going all the way up the stucco three stories high. in half an hour, arson investigators will be meeting with police to look at
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surveillance footage. that camera could provide important clues. apparently the consulate only released one copy of the tape. arson has not seen it yet. now, the fire broke out around 9:30 last night near on the -- here on the front stops on gary and laguna. firefighters had the flames out in six minutes. a person got out of a minivan, parked at the entrance and poured two buckets of gasoline on the front door before torching it. luckily, no one was hurt. san francisco police and fire officials are working with the fbi to figure out who is responsible. now, a consulate spokesperson has called the attack a violent crime targeted at the consulate in the united states. we contacted joanne heys-white. she says her department will be releasing a statement most likely in the next hour. live from san francisco, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. happening today -- the
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california supreme court will decide whether to grant a law license to a man living in the u.s. illegally who graduated from law school and passed the california bar exam. 36-year-old sergio garcia was brought to the u.s. illegally by his parents when he was a small child. he applied for citizenship in 1994. he is still waiting for his application to be processed. now, his effort to get a law license is supported by state bar officials and california's attorney generals who says citizenship status is not a requirement for getting a law license. there are signs that john boehner may be open to limited changes to the nation's immigration laws in the coming months. boehner recently hired a long- time immigration adviser to john mccain who has long supported immigration reform. ingration reform advocates say the hiring and also john boehner's recent criticism of the tea party influence on the
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republican party are signs that he may be serious about making changes to the immigration system. 8:07. a vigil will be held tonight in oakland for a 13-year-old boy who was shot and killed on new year's eve. lee weatherbee iii was shot tuesday night on 104th avenue and walnut street. his mother said he was walking home with two other boys from a party at the boys and girls club on international boulevard. witnesses say two young men in a dark car pulled up and started shooting. the victim's family thinks it was a case of mistaken identity. >> i ask god why did this happen? why did he do to deserve this? nothing at all. >> a vigil for the boy will be held at 5:00 tonight on the street where the 8th grader was shot. so far, police say they have no motive and have made no arrests. helicopter is taking us home! >> thanks, everyone!
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>> they are happy now. the trapped and stranded passengers in antarctica have been stuck in the ice for ten days. they've finally been rescued this is video posted by the leader. 52 passengers, scientists and tourists, they are now safe on an australian icebreaker. two of the passengers are from richmond. george and norma are known for their adventures. they will probably have quite a story to tell after this one. in montana, an avalanche killed a man riding a snowmobile. it happened yesterday morning at the galatin national forest. first responders were not able to recover his body. so they are gonna try again this morning. two other men also caught in the avalanche were not seriously hurt. it is 8:09. you may have felt it. several small earthquakes rattled the north bay overnight. a magnitude 2.5 quake hit after midnight near the geysers. it was followed by a magnitude
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3.3 earthquake and several small after shocks. there have been no reports of damage or injuries. and today san francisco, begins the program that remind us all the holiday season is almost over. the city will kick off san francisco's annual christmas tree collection recycling program. residents are being urged to leave their christmas trees out on their regular trash pickup days between now and january 15th. people living in san francisco usually recycle about 500 tons of christmas trees every year. that's a lot of trees. >> ready to put your tree out? >> not quite. >> neither am i. 8:10. there's a big storm back east. it's disrupting air travel today. we're out at sphee. brian flores -- we're out at sfo. brian -- brian flores is out there.
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in minneapolis, three people are still missing after
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an explosion and fire yesterday morning at an apartment. 14 people were hurt. three of them critically. firefighters still can't get inside because part of the roof collapsed. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. and former first lady barbara bush is still hospitalized in houston this morning but a spokesman says her condition has not changed. the 88-year-old was admitted monday for what the hospital is calling a respiratory related issue. a family spokesman says she's in great spirits. and the lawyer for the former leader of pakistan has been taken to the hospital after falling ill. a judge ordered musharraf to stand charges of tree son. he skip -- treason. he skipped court yesterday. new this morning, controversial toronto mayor rob ford signed the papers to run for re-election. here's some new video of mayor
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ford this morning. now, he's been pressured to resign after admitting to spoking crack cocaine and being involved in some other erratic behavior. toronto city council stripped him of most of his hours. this morning he was the first candidate to show up at city hall whege registration opened -- when registration opened for the election in october. the american people begin the new year with a really negative view of the government expressing little hope that elected officials can or will solve the nation's biggest problems. there's a new poll by the a.p. center for public affairs research. it found that 70% of americans don't have confidence in the government's ability to make progress on the important problems and issues facing the nation in 2014. the american people feel a little better about local and state elected officials. 45% at least moderately are confident in the state government. 54% are -- have some confidence
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in local government. the obama administration is turning to social media to try to convince young people to sign up for a -- up for new health insurance. the white house has jennifer hudson and aim -- amy poehler and other celebrities to spread the word to ages between 18 and 24 to sign up. the new healthcare exchange needs teens and young adults to offset the medical costs of older adults. we have new details about a vacaville couple basically on opposite ends of the law. the husband and wife are now both accused of selling illegal drugs and weapons to undercover agents. investigators say 35-year-old sara killough was a chp dispatcher. her husband belonged to the hell's angels. authorities arrested other hn charges of bribery and possessing methamphetamine for
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sale. her husband was arrested on charges of selling an assault rifle and stolen military equipment to undercover agents. a preliminary hearing is set in two weeks in yolo county. members of os grar grant's family and -- oscar grant's family and supporters gathered outside of the fruitvale station yesterday for a somber memorial. it came five years after oscar grant was shot and killed at that same b.a.r.t. station. those attending the memorial released white doves as they expressed their hope for peace on the streets of oakland. >> to the families who have lost loved ones like i have, no one knows the suffering.
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pot stores in colorado preparing for another busy day. yesterday, colorado became the first state in the nation to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use. some of the colorado pot shops had to shut their doors because of long lines and support supply. some places the pot prices rose to more than $500 an ounce. anyone over the age of 21 can buy up to an ounce of marijuana at a licensed store. denver international airport put up signs though, warning travelers they cannot take marijuana home with them. 8:18. washington state is gonna start to sell marijuana also later in the spring. >> yeah. let's check in with sal.
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this is the westbound bay bridge. the traffic is moving along pretty welcoming into san francisco. i did outline some slow traffic for you last nile even though that become better. it was red on the little outline there that i made. now it's yellow which means it's slightly slow. we're note getting a lot he slow traffic and incidents right now. now is your chance to take the opportunity. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. >> you are welcome.
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very strong inversion. warm layer of air. 1500, 2500 feet above. high pressure is over us, you get that aloft and at the surface. the combination means a very dry pattern and warmer temperatures by santa cruz. we're way above on some of the temperatures. already 50 in san francisco. there's almost an 18, 20-degree spread between some of the lows. 20 up in tahoe. 312 in ukiah. the big news continues to be much of the country. it's just not here. all of this rain and some of this snow is coming together. coming out of a system. it's 10 in chicago right now and light snow. all of this is wrapping up heading towards boston also new york where winter storm warnings, blizzard warnings are out. things will start to kick in and then bitterly cold. some of the coldest they've seen is poised to come in. chicago national weather service talking about windchills monday night 30 to who below. wow. with high temperatures around
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minus 5 to minus 10. high temperatures. if you are traveling to milwaukee, chicago, anywhere in the midwest, you might want to bundle up. it will be a nice day. what's new? 60s, to 70. clearlake at 70. sonoma county, 6 a. santa rosa, 66. kentfield, 64. napa, 64. antioch at 63. oakland, though, 64. everyone is close here. pleasanton, 66. little warmer though morgan hill, gilroy, san jose, 67. 74 in santa cruz. 60s, many low, mid and they are not really changing much except probably going up a little bit as high pressure builds in and drives the cold air into the east of us. dry conditions a little cooler for next week. we have new information about the case of 13-year-old jahi mcmath. the oakland girl declared brain dead after tonsil surgery. >> she still looks good. she still looks like jahi. >> the very tense exchanges
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between the family and oakland children's hospital and why a private investigator from new jersey is getting involved. another new year's birthday surprise in canada. how a pair of twins was separated by just minutes and an entire year.
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in different years. i'm serious. gabriella arrived the 11:52 p.m. tuesday night, 2013. her sister sophia was born at 38 seconds after midnight, 2014. their mom says sophia was a bit stubborn, didn't want to come out. sophia barely missed being the first baby born in toronto. two other babies were born exactly at midnight. well, closer to home, it looks like the is home to the bay area's first baby of 2014. >> a new year's baby. >> viliana noel was born at kaiser in san jose two seconds past midnight. 8 pound, seven ounces. her mom said she was too busy focusing on labor to think about the clock. >> still on the 31st. we always know it could be a december and january birthday. didn't know what year, so a lot of surprises. >> i got a lot of respect for
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that woman going through that pain and i know i couldn't handle myself. >> spoken like a true dad. she's the third daughter in her family. an east bay baby might have taken the new year's honors but her clock didn't show seconds so you are considered the first of the new year. stanford fans and alumni might be grumpy this morning. >> in trouble. intercepted. bad decision by cook. >> the rosebowl had started out so well as stan jumped -- stanford jumped to a 17-7 lead but the cardinal could not hold on to michigan state. they rallied to beat stanford, 24-20, sealing the victory with a 4th down stop. stanford's record in the rosebowl is now 6 wins, 7 losses and one tie. [ cheers ] >> many stanford fans who did not go down to pasadena watched the game at local bars. the old pro in palo alto was
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packed with the cardinal faithful. but despite the loss, new stanford students say it was a memorable season. >> we are super sad. >> so close. >> yeah. so close. it's -- i feel like they kind of loves their offense after halftime. >> there were a few michigan state supporters in the bar. stanford fans bought these guys in the bar a round of drinks. that's when sanford was still ahead -- stanford was still ahead. a month-long labor dispute may be coming to an end. the big vote that could pave the way for a new b.a.r.t. contract. a mystery in the east bay. what we're finding out about the discovery of a skull near a popular park. good morning. right now we're looking at the commute and we don't have a lot going on but we to have some spots. the chp is eling us there are -- is telling us there are
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well, good morning. welcome back. it's 8:30. it's thursday, january 2nd. i'm dave clark. welcome back to "mornings on 2." let's check your weather and traffic right now. steve paulson is right over there. >> i'm indeed. we do have clear skies. temperatures a little chilly for tomorrow. not bad for others. anywhere from upper 20s to 30s to 50 already in degrees. easterly breeze. come out of the oakland, berkeley hills. if there's any fog it will get chewed up. a few high clouds will make it in. that's it. high clouds maybe later this
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afternoon. chilly cold morning gives way to 60s. these are above average. upper 60s and a few near 70. here's sal. steve. good morning. we're looking at a commute that has been lighter than usual for sure. when somebody happens, things slow down a little bit. right now we're looking pretty good as you drive on 80 westbound coming in from vallejo. if you have to go to work and get down to the bay bridge toll plaza, it should be very nice for you. obviously at the toll plaza, it looks great. when the toll plaza looks like this, you can pretty much tell many of the other freeways are doing well. the morning commute looks good on the san mateo bridge approach and heading out to san leandro and hayward. 238 is cooperating. i'm even looking at highway 4. that's off to a good start. let's go back to the desk. all right, sal. a shocking discovery made on new year's day. claudine wong is live at the alameda county coroner's office now where investigators are hoping to answer more questions today about a skull found near tilden park. good morning, claudine.
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>> good morning. yes here at the alameda coroner's office, the skull is now located. it was brought here last night from up at tilden park and several doctors are expected to look at it today as they try to get more information on where exactly it came from. let's take you to the scene last night up on grizzly peek driver. this is near the entrance -- grizzly peak drive. this is near the entrance to the park. someone called in anonymously. police went up there. they said they found it on plain site. it was on a paper plate surrounded by beads. they took custody of it. that area is vista point. there was a family up there taking a look at the view when they saw the police officers certainly a little disturbed by the discovery. at this point, it's still unclear, again, where this came from there were obvious indications it was put there on purpose. they do say at this point, it
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does not look to be native american in origin but where it came from is still a mystery. we're hoping to have more answers on that. oakland police also expected to talk about the investigation as well. live here in oakland, claudine wong, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. a new year bringing some new hope for the family of jahi mcmath. the 13-year-old oakland girl that was declared brain dead following tonsil surgery. jahi's family is still fighting to move her out of oakland children's hospital to a long- term care facility. jahi's uncle says they've found an ambulance and a plane to transport jahi but they still haven't secured a care facility. a judge ruled no surgeries kobe bryant performed on jahi mcmath and three doctors have declared her to be brain dead. >> no amount of time, no amount of surgery and no amount of hope will bring her back. we hope that the family finds peace in 2014 and is able to move forward. >> jahi is the victim. our family is the victim.
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it's not fair and is very cruel for them to try to spin this story now and try to make it as if children's hospital is the victim. >> jahi's tonsils were taken out december 9th but suffered complications and was later declared brain dead three days later. children's hospital is under court order to keep her on life support until january 7th. your time is 8:33. happening now -- boy a strong winter storm is bearing down on the midwest and the northeast. a blizzard warning is covering long island while new york city may get 10 inches of new snow. boston may get two feet. that winter storm has led to thousands of flights being canceled and bay area airports are being affected. ktvu's brian flores is at sfo. you've been out there for a couple of hours. what's the latest on any possible cancellations, brian? >> reporter: yes. the latest number is ten cancellations so far. the cities in the northeastern
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part of the u.s. as that winter storm as you just saw bears down there. we're in the middle of winter. we're not seeing much weather here in the bay area. we're certainly seeing it in the midwest and northeast part of the u.s. they are definitely seeing it. more than 1100 flints have been -- flights have been canceled because of the winter storm. we're actually hearing that chicago o'hare bearing a bankrupt of the delays and cancellations trying to get flights in and out of there. we heard from the faa moments ago that there's at least a two- hour delay from flights here to there. check with your carrier. newark, new jersey, boston an j.f.k. airport in new york will all be affected and then most of the airlines are taking the situation minute by minute. >> i understand the visibility is down to a quarter of a mile with blowing snow. united airlines has been proactive on it. they've decided to cancel their
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flights into boston, newark and j.f.k. but they are doing it on a case- by-case basis and watching the storm. >> the roads are nasty. i got a partner in new jersey who is struggling to get in because he can't get out of his house. it can get nasty. >> now officials say so far, united, jetblue and american airlines have cancellations to the northeastern part of the u.s. american airlines, they fly out a little bit later this morning. again, they are assessing the situation as necessary. but they've canceled at least a couple of flights that we saw this merning. we did check in with oakland international airport. no cancellations or delays there and san jose international airport, got a text there. red eye flight to boston tonight will be canceled as a result of the storm. we'll keep you updated throughout the morning okay ktvu and ktvu.com. we're live from sfo, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. 8:36. b.a.r.t.'s board of directors expected to vote today on a new
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contract with two of its biggest unions. this comes after an agreement was reached on a disputed family leave provision that b.a.r.t. says was mistakenly left in a court that ended a strike back in october. b.a.r.t.'s board is expected to approve the contract when they meet in oakland at 9:00 this morning. the bay area bike share program it's about to expand. in the next couple of months, 300 bikes will be added to the program, including 150 in san francisco. and new bike share stations are expected to open in the mission castro, hayes valley and mission bay neighborhood. the demand is growing. those changes could happen as early as the spring time. 8:37. new, crews have capped a water main break that left a castro valley neighborhood without water overnight. it happened around 1:30 this morning on stanton avenue. crews are on scene making repairs about 50 homes and businesses lost water for several hours but the water has
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been turned back on. a 4-year-old boy is listed in fair condition this morning following a new year's eve crash in san francisco that ill canned his older sister and critically injured their mother. the tragic crash happened at polk and ellis in the city's tenderloin neighborhood. police say the family was in the crosswalk when the driver of a gray honda pilot turned into them. investigators say the driver was behind the wheel of an uber ride sharing vehicle. the driver is now facing gross negligence charges. a 3-month-old boy is fighting forehis life -- for his life after a tragic accident in fremont on knew year eve that killed his young mother. last night about 100 people gathered for a vigil to remember ashley. she was sit by a truck new year's eve while walking on mowry and paseo padre parkway with her sister and her son. >> i don't want to say it was her time. i don't believe it was.
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i just don't. police say the intersection is one of the most dangerous in fremont. the driver is cooperating with police and is not expected to face charges. there is a new study out by the federal government on the things that distract drivers. for young drivers the numbers are pretty dramatic. the risk of a crash or a near- miss was more than eight times higher than when they were dialing a phone and it was eight times higher when reaching for things besides the phone. and looking across the road, that increased the risk by four times. eating as you drive that raises the risk by three times. distracting. >> yeah. sometimes i'm trying to grab my suns glass -- sunglasses. i have to wait for that. trying to bring the bay to green bay. how the 49ers are trying to lure fans to the frozen tundra
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of lambeau field. >> reporter: we're live in san jose where a man was shot and killed earlier this morning. you will hear from a man whose wife discovered the body. good morning. right now we are looking at a commute that still looks pretty good in many areas as you can see on 101 in san jose. but what does 237 look like. it's always slow. we'll check it for you. temperatures continue to warm up for some, especially by the coast with an offshore breeze. we'll see if that holds into the weekend.
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real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. u.s. stock market getting 2014 lf to a weak start today -- off to a weak start today. major indexes falling. trading has been quiet this week as you would expect with many investors on vacation. taking a live look at the big board, the dow is down 99. the nasdaq down 31. the s&p down 12. 8:436789 let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for you. arson is strongly suspected at a fire at the chinese consulate in san francisco. this was report the last night at the building on laguna. the consulate said someone got out out of a minivan splashed
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two buckets of gasoline on the door and set the building on fire. no one was hurt. a san francisco s.w.a.t. team rushed to the bayview district converging on a liquor store and market there. it's believed they were involved in a drug or weapons investigation. that incident disrupted muni service in the area for about a half-hour. and san jose police are investigating that city's first homicide of the new year. a man was shot and killed in east san jose earlier this morning. ktvu's janine de la vega is there in san jose and you just talked to a man whose wife found the body. >> reporter: we're here in front of the home where the body was found on east san antonio street. he said his wife was coming home from work at around 1:30 a.m. when she found the man's body in the driveway. she ran in and told her husband. they have no idea who he was.
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they say he was shot at least once. homicide detectives spent the morning canvassing the morning trying to gather as much evidence as they could. several residents heard the gunshots but didn't call in to report it. investigators say far they haven't come up with any valuable leads but the resident who discovered the body, doesn't recognize the man. he recounted what happened. >> i was asleep in the living room. i heard the shots. i think it's fireworks. it's new year's. i go back to bed and my wife get home and she said the guy over there and told me. >> reporter: its unknown if the victim lives in the neighborhood or what he was doing there. police say it appears he's latino in his late 20s, he was also wearing an ankle bracelet. he has not been identified yet but that ankle bracelet may provide clues as to the background. at this point, the motive is unknown in the case.
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there are no suspect descriptions at this point. the area is known as a gang hot spot but police are not saying whether or not they think it's gang-related. it's too early on in this investigation. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:45. new this morning, doctors say the condition of former israeli prime ariel sharon has deteriorated sharply. the 85-year-old has been in a coma for the past eight years after suffering a stroke. israeli media reports he's suffering from kidney failure. sharon is known for withdrawing israeli troops and settlers from the gaza strip which ended 38 years of israeli military control in that region. secretary of state john kerry arrived in israel today to try to push forward middle east peace talks entering a difficult phase. this is kerry's tenth trip to the region since becoming secretary of state 11 months ago. he is trying to help negotiate
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a two-state solution between the israelis and palestinians. today, kerry has meetings with benjamin netanyahu. tomorrow he will be in the wage to talk -- in the west bank to talk to mahmoud abbas. he's asking for tough compromises heeding to a peace treaty and creating a palestinian state alongside israel. so far the demand for this sunday's playoff game between the 49ers and the green bay packers is not as high as expected. the 49ers have e-mailed season ticketholders offering special packages including discounted rates at hotels in chicago and in milwaukee. the team is working on getting shuttle buses to take fans from the hotels to the games and there's also a vip travel package, including, would you believe, two seats on the 49ers' team plane? it's gonna be close but the packers, they are expected to sell out the game at lambeau
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field. there are less than 7500 tickets less. earlier, the packers said they had 40,000 tickets available. if they don't tell out by this afternoon, the game will be blacked out in the green bay/milwaukee areas. you can save yourself a lot of money and keep warm by watching the game right here on ktvu channel 2. our coverage begins on sunday at 1:00 p.m. kickoff is at 1:40 p.m. we're also airing a special program called road trip to a championship. we'll take a look back at the 49ers' regular season and preview sunday's matchup with the packers. you can watch the show friday night right after the cotton bowl game, then again on saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. immediately after "mornings on 2." >> all right. so a lot of football to look forward to. let's check in with sal right now. traffic not too bad. probably monday is when things will pick up and be back to normal. >> you are right, tori and dave. i would think that on monday
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unless you have a really generous package, vacation package, you will have to be work at work. if you are watching at home, congratulations. if you have to go into the city, you will find traffic is doing well. traffic is cooperating right now to get in the city. 237, which is always slow at this time of the morning, it's not today. good luck there. traffic looks good all the way to the south bay. even my friend, highway 4 -- let meet scroll down over here. you can see that traffic is doing very well in this area all the way through from antioch to concord. so this is a -- not very normal. enjoy it for now. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. >> you are welcome. sunshine here. pretty good breeze. el cerrito, 51. that's because you are getting downsloan warming coming down the oakland berkeley hills. san francisco, 50 degrees. okay. it's going to be cold. the question is will it be really, really cold or just
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very cold? the high is forecast to be 14, the low minus 7, sunday in green bay. by the 4th quarter, minus 2? good thing they are not playing tuesday, the highway would be lower. it will get progressively colder throughout the game. for us it's sunny and warm. 50 in san francisco. 46 novato. they did get down to 42. half moon bay is at 38. there's your shof shore breeze. santa cruz, i went 74. i think they will be mild to warm. if you want to head over there, it should be nice. all of this tropical moisture coming out of the south and the carolinas merging with a low that's coming out of the great lakes and that's wrapping itself up in the ohio valley. pretty good snow there. that's heading towards boston, new york, philadelphia. it will be a mess tonight into tomorrow. now, a blizzard warning, storm warnings. it's quiet on the western front. things not changing. maybe next week. there's hints of a pattern
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change. i will believe it when i see it. we've had too fean malls reports from the forecast models. high clouds, cooler. but that wouldn't be until monday or tuesday. mostly sunny, high clouds coming in later. right now, it's sunny. it will be sunny. with the offshore breeze. pretty good up in the oakland/berkeley hills. could get upper -- to get upper 60s to 70s. somewhere down the road this has to level out. but right now, i mean if it was summertime, it would be record setting heat. we've had some records. temperatures continue to be on the mild to warm side. the high builds off the west coast. it will drive bitterly cold air into the northern plains and the great lakes and deep south. but for us, until next week, things are pretty quiet and cooler. >> okay, steve. imagine getting mail by mistake from the white house. >> i thought she's gonna really be missing not having this. >> the shock of an illinois woman after she gets a special
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package mailed by president obama's daughters.
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solano county sheriff's deputy was injured during a pursuit in fairfield last night. the deputy was chasing after a stolen car. the suspect lost control of the vehicle causing it to crash into the deputy's car on highway 12 near pennsylvania avenue. the suspect was quickly arrested while a second suspect was caught an hour later. the extent of the deputy's
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injuries have not been released. and in another car chase in san francisco, one person was caught while bhoer remains -- while another remains at large. around p:30, police tried to pull over a car matching the description of a vehicle involved in an armed robbery. the pursuit lasted several minutes before the suspect's car crashed into a pole on 22nd and connecticut streets in the bayview district. one suspect was taken into custody while the other escaped. police say the suspects threw a gun out of the car window but the firearm was later recovered. sad news. a memorial service planned for james avery. you know him best as playing the uncle to will smith in the tv show "fresh prince of bel air." >> i was just having a few words with will. >> and i'm having a few words with you. >> there's james avery right there in the middle. i knew him. a good man, a good friend. a publicist says he died tuesday in southern california
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after complications from open heart surgery. he was 68 years old. will smith reportedlily was devastated. he was a father figure to him on tv and off. 8:55. the entire uc system is now smokefree in this new year of 2014. one of the nation's toughest college campus smoking bans is now in effect. smoking is banned on all uc campused and facility -- campuses and facilities indoors and outdoors. tobacco products are banned you including cigarettes e- cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco. you may not know what may pop up in your mail. a woman in chicago received a holiday package that was delayed because of dak damage but -- because of damage. but it arrived yesterday morning. there was another package of it. elaine church is the recipient. she said the item was already opened with a return address from sasha and malia obama.
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it was a photo book of the obama family that was supposed to be a gift for their godmother. >> i really care about photographs and books and all of that stuff. i thought she's gonna be missing not having this. i verified her address and we want to get it to her asap. >> church says she will send the book today to the proper address. no word from the white house about that mailing mistake. >> kind of interesting seeing that christmas label there. let's check in with sal. things still quiet on the roads. >> is things are pretty good. right now, traffic coming into san francisco is light. so if you have business in the city. it's a good time to go. we've been looking at the commute on 101 san francisco, northbound traffic looks good. on the peninsula, as we look at 101 and 280, those freeways are not showing any major signs of slow traffic. it's 8:57. let's go back to steve. a lot of sunshine. another beautiful winter day here in the bay area. in fact, we could use some
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rain. we don't see anything. it looks warm. very warm into friday and saturday. really cold air plunging into most of the country. maybe cooler for us next week. >> a little cooler where there are -- >> they are talking windchills 30, 40 below in chicago. >> wow. >> next tuesday. >> all right, steve. that's our report for this morning. we thank you for making ktvu your choice for news. >> be sure to watch us at noon. we'll have the u.s. state department reaction to the suspected arson attack on the chinese consulate in san francisco. we're always here for you at ktvu.com. thanks for joining us. before you settle for another ordinary mattress,
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