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ideal, given the high winds during the -- at the time. residents of the mobile-home park called in the fire at 2:00 this afternoon. and in 10 minutes, it went from a one-alarm blaze to a three- alarm fire. a fire many people saw, including myself, driving along interstate 680. it produced a large cloud of smoke hovering over sap jose. san jose fire says this fire started in large, vacant barn north of the possibly home park. it ignited the fence and trees and spread to two mobile homes which are now a complete loss. an elderly woman was inside one of the homes. she tells us she is thankful to be alive. >> i'll be okay, yeah. i'll be okay. everything will be replaced, but my life. so at least i'm okay. that's all i'm concerned about. >> this fire moved so quick and so fast that we really didn't have time to kind of navigate the stairs with somebody so they just grabbed them and took
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them out. >> reporter: an arson investigator is expected to be on scene to determine a cause. there is talk from residents here that homeless people were living inside that barn and may have somehow started the blaze. we are trying to get information on that. two other homes have heat damage, but are livable, and we just saw that the american red cross is assisting the families with a place to stay tonight. but as you can see, these homes have extensive damage, and the investigation is just beginning. we'll have more at 7:00 and at 10:00 tonight. >> thank you, azenith. a fast moving fire damaged boats docked in the oakland estuary today. smoke and flames could be seen coming from a houseboat around noon. fire crews responded in a small fire boat. it took about 30 minutes to get this fire under control. one boat was destroyed. today's fire comes after a pear caught fire in the estuary over the weekend. investigators are now looking
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into whether the two incidents might be connected. former 49er and former ray deer dana stubblefield was charged with the rape of a developmentally disabled woman man. we obtained this booking photo of stubblefield within the past hour. he is charged with five felonies and is expected to be arraigned in the next day or two. bail is set at $250,000. the santa clara county district attorney's office says the 31- year-old developmentally disabled woman went to stubblefield's home to interview for a baby-sitting job. they also say she went to police immediately after the alleged assault happened. stubblefield played 11 years in the nfl as a defensive lineman. the dui trial of oakland raiders linebacker al don smith got underway. he faces misdemeanor counts of dui, hit and run, and vandalism. tint happened in his apartment parking garage last august and resulted in his suspension. he can't return to the raiders until this november at the
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earliest. smith was member of the 49ers at that time time of his arrest. former 49er nick moody was reportedly with smith at the time and is being compelled to testify. new at 6:00 tonight, calling for change. dozens of protesters coming together with a message for the alameda county sheriff. that message, step up for the community or step down from the job. ktvu's paul chambers live at the sheriffs headquarters in san leandro. they say the sheriff isn't responding to concerns. >> reporter: very true. the activists gave us this two- page letter dated on the 14th of april that they gave the sheriff with their demands. they say they have yet to hear a response and they want the sheriff to either step up to these demands or step down and come out of office. they're carrying signs to fight for immigrant rights.
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demanding that the al lead da county sheriff's department stop working with customs enforcement when it comes to notifying ice agents that they can be deported. >> the collaboration fragments a lot of families who are the most vulnerable and the most exploited workers. >> reporter: this group of faith, labor, and community organizers are also against the county's plan to expand the jail saying the money used on the facility would be bert suited in other areas. members of this group say, bottom line, they're not asking for much. just justice for what they feel is right. >> this is the same demands that are in the other places as well that are suffering from the lack of accountability and responsibility from law enforcement. >> reporter: the activists point to this video which captures sheriff's deputies hitting stanislaus petrov.
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>> he's not it accountable or responsive to the community. >> a lot of the police brutality has been going on. that's why we're demanding that the sheriff step down. >> reporter: now, the spokesperson for the sheriff's office says the sheriff is reviewing those list of demands and will get back to them on that. he also says the sheriff has no plans of stepping down. he says the sheriff serves all of the people here in alameda county, and he plans to finish out his term. julie. >> paul, thank you. well, there are reports san francisco's mayor tried to talk with a group of hunger strikers today and was turned down. five people are camping out in front of mission police station and refusing to eat until police chief greg suhr steps down or is fired. that group known as the frisco five wants more reforms following the deadly police shootings of mario woods, alex nieto, and lopez, among others. they have scheduled a march tomorrow afternoon to take their message to city hall.
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mission local reports mayor lee visited the station and asked to meet with them with no preconditions but the group felt the mayor's move was disrespectful. new developments in murders that stunned the bay area last year. one of three drifters charged with murder has now reached a plea deal. the 24-year-old, that's him in the middle, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of 67-year-old steve carter on a hiking trail last october. prosecutors agreed to the first- degree murder charges in exchange for his testimony against the other two. legal analyst michael cardoza explains why prosecutors may have made this move. >> they feel that, well, we may not be able to bring the case forward without somebody that was actually at the scene of the crime.
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>> lampley and ollagood pleaded not guilty to the murders of two people. the woman was killed in golden gate park. both victims were shot in the head. now to oakland where jurors cried today during closing arguments of a murder trial. the jury watched a video of eight-year-old carradine in her last moments. prosecutors say 25-year-old williams went to an apartment in oakland to retaliate against the killing of a friend. police say he started shooting as she opened the door. she was killed. a grand mother and two other children were wounded. it happened three years ago. williams is accused -- also accused of killing a 22-year- old man during a dice game. if convicted he could get the death penalty. in antioch where tonight a suspect is in custody following a deadly double shooting at a convenience store. it happened just after 7:00 this morning at the quick stop
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market. ktvu crime reporter henry lee tells us a woman was shot and killed, and a man wounded, in what appears to be a domestic dispute. >> reporter: it all started about 7:10 when a man and a woman believed to be his girlfriend got into an argument inside this quick stop off lone tree way. witnesses said that's when the store clerk, a 27-year-old, tried to intervene. but police say the 34-year-old suspect pulled out a gun and opened fire killing his 27-year- old girlfriend and wounding the clerk in the arm. >> 2760 west trugalles. >> reporter: we spoke to a woman who is a neighbor of the clerk who tried to break up the dispute. >> my neighbor was working his normal shift and happened to witness a domestic and tried to help the woman and got -- the woman was shot by her partner, and he was shot between that
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chaos. >> reporter: she said the clerk isn't the kind of guy to sit back and not try to help. >> he's a really good guy. i mean, that's what he does. >> reporter: a short time after the shooting the suspect showed up at the antioch police department, and he was taken into custody. >> and within the last 30 minutes police identified the suspect as 34-year-old thomas williams junior of oakland. the woman who was shot and killed, she's been identified as 27-year-old cynthia flores krause. coming up, all eyes on indiana ahead of tomorrow's presidential primary there. at 6:30 a look at what's at stake, plus a confrontation there today at a ted cruz rally. a significant cool-down around the area today, as much as 15 degrees. much cooler tomorrow. i'll see you back here after the break. up next, an increase in temperatures means an increased risk. the warning tonight from firefighters and the governor
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there were flowers, flags, and a lot of tears in sacramento as california honored fallen officers at the state peace officers memorial. two of those officers were from the bay area. san jose police officer michael johnson was shot and killed when he responded to a call about a suicidal man. and hayward police sergeant scott lunger was shot and killed during a traffic stop.
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>> this is a monument that will outlive us all but will take renewed inspiration by just being here, by considering what has gone before and by all being here together. we express that solidarity that builds a community. >> governor jerry brown met private well family members of the two officers before that emotional public memorial. san jose police officers are being required to undergo new training to deal with people who may be suffering from mental illness. the department says the first mandatory crisis intervention training is scheduled for 70 about 350 officers have undergone this training already, but the department says the number of people in crisis is growing, along with the risk of conflicts. so for everyone's benefit, all officers will now get 40 hours of crisis training. new at 6:00 california is preparing for another unpredictable fire season ahead. as kathie park reports, despite a fairly wet winter, years of drought are still taking their
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toll on california's forests. >> reporter: despite the lessons learned during the devastating bought and value lee fires last year that scorched tens of thousands of acres -- >> going into this fire season all bets are off in anticipated fire behavior. >> reporter: crews will be dealing with more challenges as california enters another drought stricken year. >> we've got a considerable amount of trees that have now died as a result of the drought. more than 29 million trees within our forests and in our foot hill communities that we are dealing with. >> reporter: today an annual reminder that local, state, and federal agencies are attacking those concerns now so they will be ready fortin evidentable. >> the truth is california doesn't know boundaries on fire season. it's all year. it's just a matter of where and when throughout the state. >> reporter: cal fire hired an additional 400 firefighters in the beginning of march for fire prevention tasks. the u.s. forest service says it is ready when needed with over
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5,000 firefighters and nearly 500 fire gips. >> we've been working with our partners and cal fair to respond to the high hazard areas in the state. >> reporter: meantime, as we mark wildfire awareness weak, a message that everyone should maintain defensible space and have an evacuation plan. >> the weather is getting warmer. things are dry. and you have to take steps, you, yourself, as well as the officials and the government to do its part to protect people, their safety, the vegetation and well being. >> reporter: something else pointed out today was that a small insect known as the bark beetle is infesting trees under stress due to the drought. the trees eventually die and fuel wildfires. kathie park for ktvu fox 2 news. the latest report on new housing in california shows a spike in population and a
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decline in housing. state officials reported today that the population grew to just over 39 million last year. that's an increase of about 350,000 people. the report also shows housing, new housing, declined for the first time since the start of the economic recovery to about 67,000 units. officials blame the drop in housing on wildfires that scorched more than 2,000 homes. >> all right, to the weather now as we take a live look at conditions in san francisco, looking out toward the east bay and the bay bridge. looks a little hazy but otherwise what a fantastic day. >> bill martin over in the weather center with a look at the forecast for the rest of the week. bill. >> that's right, frank and julie, and everybody else what a nice day. yesterday was stung, too. today was cooler, though. the fog is back at the coast. look at the oakland estuary. right now you see the marine later. let's call that 1,000 feet deep. by tonight it is going to get deeper, maybe up to 2,000.
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now it pushes up over the east bay hills into the livermore valley. tomorrow morning will be a little cooler, more cloud cover. tomorrow will be mostly cloudy. and tomorrow will be a cooler day overall because of that. the reason that inversion gets lifted is because of this low pressure center that's going to take up shop just offshore and towards the middle, wednesday night, thursday, friday could bring us the chance of a thundershower. here's the fog where it stands now along the coast. it is going to push inland. 81 still in fairfield. see how cool in the that's that cool marine layer keeping everybody cooler than last night. 14 degrees cooler in hayward than it was last night at this time. san jose, tomorrow morning partly cloudy, fog and low clouds. 53 degrees. lunchtime in san jose, partly cloudy, mostly sunny. it depends how you look at it. half full, half empty. but more sunshine. temperatures at noon will be in the mid-70s. at the end of the day partly sunny, mostly sunny in the high
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in san jose could get up to 80 degrees. that's the warmest spot in the bay area. when i come back we'll talk more about that chance for a thundershower coming down on the five-day. the summer spare the air season begins today. the focus on the program is to reduce smog and pollution during the warmer summer months. spare the air alerts will be issued when ozone pollution is forecast to reach unhealthy levels. during that time people are urged to use car pals or public transportation, and also try to avoid using gas powered yard equipment. allowing staff members on college campuses to arm themselves. coming up next more on the controversial bill that just became law in tennessee. and later in sports, we catch up with the warriors at practice today and hear about one of the unsung heroes as the warriors after big playoff win. later who says black cats are bad luck? the san jose sharks sure don't. at 6:45 we will introduce to you their four-legged good luck charm.
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hundreds of bay area college students made their voices heard today. they demonstrated against future tuition hikes at cal state university campuses. an increase in tuition could be on the horizon after a four- year freeze. today students at san francisco state took part in a rally and march across campus at noontime. protesters say if tuition and fees do go up many students will have an even harder time
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paying for their education. >> it is a big burden having to work. we have students working two to three jobs on top of being a full-time student to make ends meet. so them increasing tuition or putting -- using us as a backbone of the economy is not fair, it's not right. >> the tuition freeze comes to an end at the end of the 2016- 2017 academic year. the board of trustees has recommended that tuition start increasing annually based on inflation. students at s f state are also asking for $3 million in additional funding for the school's college of ethnic studies. four students said they are going on a hunger strike until that happens. lawmakers in ten seif passed a controversial bill that will allow staff and faculty at the state's public colleges to be armed on campus. the law allows full-time employees with state issued permits to carry a weapon to be armed on campus. however, the ban on guns will
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remain in place at stadiums and on campus day-care centers. the law passed without the signature of the republican governor. he said he disagreed with the bill for not allowing institutions to make their own decisions regarding security issues. the law is set to take effect july 1st. the tragic shooting of a milwaukee mother by her toddler son has california gun safety advocates launching a new campaign. they say california already has some of the strictest gun laws on the books including safety certification before someone can buy a firearm. gun owners also have to have a trigger lock or a gun safe. yet sometimes they say that's still not enough. you may remember a three-year- old boy in stockton found his dad's chp rainfall and shot his brother earlier this year. >> accidental shootings that is one of the tragedies that happen with gun violence. we think it's one of the most preventible so we really do
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focus on that. >> according to the washington post, at least 23 shootings in the u.s. so far this year involved toddlers would got ahold of guns. in most cases the children accidentally shot themselves. the brady campaign will soon begin an effort to get parents to ask other parents whether there are guns in their home and whether they are locked up. it looks like it's the end of the line for the retail chain sports authority. the sporting goods chain reportedly sudden a statement that it is looking to liquidate all of its stores nationwide including 32 in the greater bay area. the company filed for bankruptcy back in march and had planned to restructure but the bankruptcy judge didn't approve that deal and today the company said it plans to shut down all 450 stores. sports authority has 14,500 full and part-time workers. coming up, the race for the white house is heating up ahead of another key primary tomorrow. he has no road to victory.
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tomorrow's primary in indiana is considered critical for ted cruz to continue his campaign but he trails in the
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poles, on the democratic side, most poles show hillary clinton with a narrow lead over bernie sanders. and now sanders is talking about a contested convention. joe has the latest. ted cruz manning a last ditch effort to stop donald trump in indiana. the texas senator in desperate need of as many of the gop delegates. while cruz has the backing of indiana's governor mike pence and john kasich's word not to campaign in the hoosier state, a cruz win tomorrow is still an uphill battle. a trump win would put him that much closer to sewing up the nomination on the first ballot. >> cruz is something that nobody's ever seen before. he has no road to victory. he can't win. >> and now, bernie sanders stealing a page out of the republican play book, the
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vermont senator insisting hillary clinton will not have enough pledged delegates to win the nomination before the democratic convention. pushing super delegates to switch to his side. >> we believe we're in a very strong position to win many of these remaining contests and we have an excellent chance to win in california. >> hillary clinton firing back at bernie sanders saying there comes a time when you have to look at reality, clinton holding on to a single digit lead over sanders in indiana. in washington, joe aldman, fox news. well, early voting for california's june 7th primary will be available starting a week from today, it varies from county to county. but most bay area counties will open one early voting location. early voting is for registered voters who may have a conflict on june 7th or don't want to vote by mail. you can check with your county registrar's office for early voting information. a u.


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