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now to our top stories a break in the rain, the russian river in guerneville crested. many people who live along the river have evacuated. water levels have receded but could take more days. >> it has created big problems
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elsewhere, the creek, overflowing in hollister, farms flooded and homes. they rescued 49 residents using buses and trucks. in orrin de, the 50 foot deep sinkhole opened up below minor road, breaking sewer lines underneath. a small amount of sewage spilled into a creek that drains into san pablo reservoir. they said it's not worry about contamination because of the large amount of rain they've gotten and the water is treated. you're watching ktvu fox 2 news at 6:30. president-elect donald trump held his first press conference since last summer and there was a heated exchange. >> he battled with the media over coverage of a report that he claimed that russia had been compromising information about him. john roberts with a push-back from the president elect. >> reporter: to donald trump, it was merely another attempt by opponents to diminish his
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presidency. the release of a dues dues dossier. the allegations had been circulating for months among politicos and reporters. they say, quote, barely mentioned in passing by the intel chiefs on friday and the trump saw the substance later. in response to a question from fox news, acknowledging for the first time that vladimir putin likely ordered the hack of the dnc. >> as far as hacking, i think it was russia. >> reporter: all the talk about russia was a diversion from the original intent of the press conference, and trump's attorney announced he would
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place his assets into a trust, but not a blind trust but that would not work. >> he can't un-know he owns trump tower and the regulars will make sure that any new developments at the trump organization are well- publicized. he'll turn it over to his sons and allen weisselberg. >> it will be repealed and replaced, obamacare, and not likely on the same day or week but it could be the same day or same hour. >> mr. trump has also announced he's nominating schulkin to head up the department of v. a., and he's working with the obama administration as the v. a.'s under-administration. rex tillerson faced questions today. marco rubio ripped into him on
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russian cyber attacks, as well as the kremlin's role in the war in syria. marco rubio talked about attacks on civilians, calling vladimir putin a war criminal. >> i understand there's a body of record in the public domain and i'm sure there's a body of record in the classified domain and in order to deal with a serious question like this, i would want to be fully informed before advertising the president. >> he's the long-time head of exxon mobile and has had dealings with russia. his company lost millions of dollars when the u.s. imposed sanctions on russia for the annexation of crimea. he did not express for new sanctions in suspend to suspected russian hacking during the election. volkswagen agreed today to
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the multi-billion dollar penalty have federal prosecutors found they rigged more than one half million vehicles in an effort to cheat u.s. pollution laws. >> unprecedented, the justice department announcing wednesday the largest ever u.s. penalty against an auto manufacturer. this, as they admit to an admissions cheating scandal and agrees to pay $4.3 billion in u.s. fines and penalties. >> hundreds of thousands of
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cars that they sold in the u.s. were pumping illegal levels of chemicals into our atmosphere, up to 40 times more than the amounts permitted under federal law. >> reporter: as part of the deal with the government, the auto maker is pleading guilty teufelny criminal charges for a scheme involving the use of technology in its vehicle to cheat emission tests and for destroying evidence as part of a cover-up that followed. >> they are pleading guilty to three felonies, conspiracy, to defraud the u.s., to commit a wire fraud and to violate the clean air act. obstruction of justice and importation of goods by false statements. >> reporter: the company acknowledging it prompted diesel engines to turn on pollution controls only during environmental tests and six
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high-ranking executives and supervisors are being indicted for their alleged roles. the government, accusing them of lying to environmental regulators and destroying computer documents. >> they will be placed on three years of probation and retain an independent monitors to oversee the ethics and compliance program. >> reporter: under the terms of the deal they agree to cooperate with an investigation that could lead to more employee arrests. in washington, fox news. coming up here, silicon valley offering a high-tech solution to the bay area's crowded roadways, the plan that is starting to gain traction. >> the idea, it's automated and it is separate from the existing roadway, probably elevated. continuing coverage on the cleanup underway around the bay area after several days of rain. cathy's gotten used to the smell of
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gridlock. in mountain view first are looking at high-tech monorail as a possible way of solving traffic congestion. >> they are studying to see if it can be done. >> picture transportation, automated and elevated, private pod high above the ground that keeps you directly where you want to go, thanks to company like this company,thetransportation of the future may be here. >> what they are offering is the only solution to the problem. >> the problem, traffic, massive congestion on the roadway and mountain view is hoping for a silicon valley type of solution. >> we are interested in looking at innovative things, something other than expanding roadways, uhm, even additional transit needs space on the roadways and we're out of that space. >> reporter: thesy council has voted to spend $250,000studying the feasibility of automated
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guide way transit systems, meaning gondolas or sky trans, getting them to work at places like google and more. >> we have a gap and we're trying to do, with this study, is to fill a gap. >> the study will look at everything from cost and technology to regulatory concerns. sky tran's ceo says it can be feasible. >> it has to have the sufficient speed to be able to move people round. >> reporter: at least some who live and work in mountain view say they would like to move more. >> i think it's a great idea. now we have to drive, right, but with their technology, maybe we can get to the google campus in a couple of minutes. it's great. >> we have such bright minds here they are bound to come up with something original and creative and could work. i'm all for trying anything
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that i will help traffic. >> there will be meetings on the topic and the study should be completed by the end of year, mountain view, ktvu fox 2 news. still to come, some companies are cashing in from all the stormy weather we've gotten. >> i've never seen it like this in over 40 years. >> up next our storm coverage continues with the look at how some businesses are coping and others are benefiting from all the rain we've gotten. nice to have a bit of a break in the rainfall for today but already some rainfall moving into parts of the bay area and another system that will unpack your thursday but bigger changes setting up by the weekend. we'll update you with the forecast coming up.
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the u.s. army corps of engineers was busy today cleaning debris from san francisco bay, two boats, cleaning up tons of debris washed down stream and floating in the water, following several days of heavy rain and wind. those involved in the project say debris in the bay can create a serious environmental problem. it's also a navigational hazard, boats running into it can be badly damaged. all this rain has been a cash cow for some businesses but others, a big headache. >> frank went out and saw how businesses are dealing with this long, wet week. >> reporter: it's been a while, a much-needed break in the clouds from that wet week that was, finally some sunshine. today was time to clean up and catch up and take a deep
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breath. >> yes. we were getting stir-crazy with the storms and i came outside and enjoy myself. >> reporter: this golf course at rkeley, back open a whole lot greener afbeing shut down three days for swamp-like conditions. it's a pretty tough -- >> there's a total of 11 golfers out there today, a bunch of crazies. >> reporter: that's a busy day? >> after circumstance inches of rain, it's busy, yes. >> reporter: the water hazards here at tilden golf course are bigger and a whole lot louder, let's say! >> right now this is a window of sun and you know what? why not come and try and catch it. >> that one is popular. >> reporter: the hardware store is busy re-stocking, storm-mageddon wiped them out. >> it was depleted today.
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you can see the shelves here, below where they should be. they should be. >> reporter: my brother was flooded with calls for leaks in his roofing business, nearly 50 today alone but they are so backed up with the foot of rain that fell in the east bay it will be a while to punch through the work list. >> reporter: can you remember a time like this? >> no. i was thinking back to the el ninos and stuff like that we have had more water in a short period of time. i've never seen it like this in over 40 years. >> laugh fayette auto auction, today, 200 plus cars, including this individual's suv, and it apparently got a double dose of mother nature. >> reporter: why are you shing your car? laughter ] we got back from tahoe and my car is filthy from kids and i have to drive others around in it tonight. >> reporter: brace yourself,
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there's more rain tomorrow. ktvu fox 2 news. ♪ [ music ] just a little bit over a week ago we talked about the atmospheric river developing, bringing extreme rainfall to northern california and the bay area and that forecast was verified, the two-part system and the one that moved in yesterday which was pretty active out there, producing the thunderstorms. look at the rainfall totals over the past five days, the numbers adding up, 14 inches of rain in boulder creek. and we're not just talking about a few hundreds of an inch, but significant rainfall. we picked up the bulk on sunday and then yesterday. as you can see on the satellite and radar the next system, yes, another system approaching, producing scattered rainfall now and the main focus is up in the north bay so the scattered showers, extending out toward portions of the east bay, toward richmond. backing the maps out, mostly
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cloudy skies over a good portion. south bay but here is our next system developing, the next store developing, upsteam in the flow and it with i will be a factor later tonight and early thursday morning. outside now, our live camera looking out toward the bay bridge and san francisco bay, and you can get the idea here, as you see, clouds working their way back into the picture. the next system, rainfall expectations, most areas are in the rage of a quarter of an inch to three quarters of an inch but maybe more, a few spots arounds an inch for the coastal hills, winds gusting to curd mph, no wind advisories and a hightide, king tied, so perhaps flooding near the coast and bay with the extreme tides. the time for the rainfall, here we have it, things are ramping
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up tonight and thursday morning, the peak coming in tomorrow in the terms of rainfall. in the sierra, another snow- producer a crazy week up there, you will continue 4:00 p.m. thursday, a winter storm warming, 5-15 inches. the forecast model, at midnight we'll see more rain showers out there. here we are for the thursday morning commute, scattered rain, 6:00 a.m., but then we scale back on the coverage later in the day, although there's still a chance of scattered showers throughout the day, throughout the afternoon hours and into thursday and this is nice, friday, mostly clear skies and a chance to dry out. temperatures for tomorrow, mainly in the 50s for afternoon highs and here is a look ahead, your five-day forecast, a simple one, one more rain cloud and then we drive out for the weekend. so that's good news. >> thank you very much, mark. >> we need a little drying out. thank you very much. sports is coming up in just a moment right after this break! ♪ [ music ] ernment's interest. instead, tillerson sided with putin.
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together, we're building a better california. mark is here to fill us in on coaching news. >> yes. it seems every year that time in the nfl the coaching situation, very fluid right now, the 49ers, they can cross a couple of names off the list. we're in day nine of the coach and g. m. search and, yes, two less guys to choose from. in fact they had intended to interview the man that the
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denver broncos identified as their new man. they were going to talk to vance joseph tomorrow but he's officially the man to take over for kubiak, the defensive coordinator for the dolphins this year, serving in that position for just one year and like i mentioned, he was going to meet with the 49ers tomorrow. john elway hand-picking the 16th coach in denver bronco franchise history, another man they were interested in, not seen as a totally desirable individual, but buffalo had no trouble landing a scope with sean mcdurham, the defensive coordinator for the jags, a young guy, 42 years old, and he interviewed with san francisco yesterday but he's been snatched up by the buffalo bills. there's another coach who has a job, very busy, jim harbaugh, announcing via twitter today
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that he is a dad for the seventh time. he's got another son, his name, john, and evidently he did find some time yesterday to attend a michigan begin basketball game but he's showing some wear and tear. >> your team had three losses by a total of five points. how do you put that into perspective, how difficult the task clemson completed last night in winning the national title? >> i heard it was a great game. i have it recorded. i heard it was an incredible game. >> touchdown! he's finally coming home, baby! coming home! [cheering-applause] >> i fell asleep. i fell asleep, but i heard it was an incredible game and congratulations to both teams. [ laughter ] >> that was a tough one to fall asleep in, but seven kids, he's got to be worn ragged. congratulations. his son today, his seventh kid.
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we got a little baseball news. he lost his job as a closer but that doesn't mean casilla has lost his home, in the bay area, but sticking around, nine blown saves, lost the closer role, but he had 31 saves and a pretty good 3.75 e.r.a., and he's an oakland a now, signing for two years, at $11 million, and the long-time a's fans will remember he started with the a's back in 2000 as a minor leaguer and the giants want gillaspie to stick around, and why not, an extremely hot bat and big hits against the cubs and he avoids arbitration signing a one-year $1.4 million deal, and talking about big hits, how about the game winner in the wild card game against the mets back in new york! he'll be back, $1.4 million, and, all right, check this one
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out, nba fans, remember the man who went by the name of chocolate thunder? he used to do this on a regular basis...... >> broke the backboard! broke the backboard. e the backboard. >> yes his name is kyle driskell, just a high school kid, from evans high in evans, georgia, and i think that's worth another look. i don't know if they continued that game. >> i don't think so. >> you don't figure you have backboards hanging around in high school. >> i don't think so. >> you are old enough to remember that? >> yes. >> they went to stronger plexiglas because of him. >> that's the sporting life. >> thank you very much, mark. >> thanks for joining us tonight. our coverage continues at 7:00 p.m. on ktvu plus.
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