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safe. >> there are simple tips like running water out of the tap for five minutes before you start to drink, ensuring you don't mix bleach with ammonia or vinegar if you are cleaning your house with chlorine. those are important tips to ensure everybody is safe. >> at one point the flooding forced the evacuation of an estimated 14,000 people in the coyote creek area. hundreds of residents had to be rescued by boat. >> jesse gary is live in nagley park, one of those neighborhoods that had been swamped with water. >> reporter: i'm standing in the park at the tennis courts. it looks like the courts have been repaved, but that's not pavement. that is mud. they are caked in a deep layer of mud. much of the neighborhood has this problem. mud residue on the curbs, sidewalks, streets, front lawns. at this hour 3800 san jose residents still under evacuation orders. that's down from 14,000
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yesterday. but today presents its own problems. >> there we go. maybe that will work. >> reporter: eric says by the team he reached for sandbags it was too late. the creek overtook his home damaging a life of possessions. >> if they would have built a little bit of a levee, it probably would have held back some of it. would it have held all of it? i don't know, but it would have given us more time. overages on the coyote trek scientists say the damage may not have been caused by mistiming but fate. >> we didn't expect to see the stream rise this much. >> reporter: first, abnormally heavy rainfall for a prolonged period. next, anderson dam sending water down its spillway and into the coyote creek. and last, the lingering effects of five years of drought.
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all pushed water levels tuesday to 18 feet with a flow of 62,800 gallons of water per second. >> five years of drought have allowed vegetation to grow tin channel. that vegetation displaces the water and makes the flow even higher. >> reporter: so that can lead to flooding? >> that can affect flooding, yes. >> reporter: city leasers have switched gyres. they plan to scrutinize real time flood information in hopes of checking information about would may have led to so much disruption. >> we'll be working closely with the santa clara water district to look at their hydrological model to understand how coyote creek actually behaved under these extreme high water conditions that were a new experience for everybody, and to look at the specific locations where we had flooded to find out how things happened, where they did, and when they did. >> reporter: he says the goal is to look at the molds that the scientists are providing to
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the city. that's the information they use when they make the determination of whether or not they should sound the alarm. they want to try to tweak those models. >> jesse, there's just such a huge amount of mud down there. it's so hard to see the people coming back and seeing their homes for the first time. when you walk through and talk to people who are they saying and do they give any estimate as to how long it is going to take to try to get things back to normal there? >> reporter: well, i talked to that one man, mr. heckman, an it is not going to be -- or it is going to be a slow process. it is not going to be quick at all. the water was chest high. i'm six feet. the watermark on his property was about to here. everything below that mark is either waterlogged or just caked in mud. and so his neighbors brought tin help of neighbors actually, and they're out with a garden hose trying to hose off whatever can be salvaged. that's what they're going to be doing today, tomorrow into the weekend. hopefully it won't be rain but that's what they're going to be
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doing. >> jesse, can you give us some perspective of how big an area is still flooded, how many streets are still flooded? i'm assuming where you are standing at one point was underwater. >> reporter: this was underwater, and now the water has recessed. we're okay here. but in other parts of san jose it is taken a-- it has taken awhile. if you go in other sections of san jose, rock springs, for example, you have residents that can't go home yet because of flood water. so much water, it is going to take awhile. >> jesse gary in the south bay, thank you. there is a lot of damage. today maureen naylor went along with one family who returned to their apartment for the first time since it was flooded. it was very emotional as they
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saw what had happened. that story is coming up later. >> meantime highway 37 is finally back open again tonight. the highway between novato and vallejo has been closed off, off and on, i should say, since the beginning of the year. heavy rains flooded that section of roadway between highway 101 and atherton avenue. caltrans has been working on a fix for a couple of weeks. workers added asphalt and installed a barrier along 1500 feet of the east bound part of the highway to keep water off the road. once again tonight, this time due to a fallen tree. drivers heading through fremont to interstate 680 that corridor, can expect detours and delays. niles canyon has been one of the many bay area trouble spots during our recent storm. sad news out of alameda
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county. today a sheriff's deputy died one day after being accidentally hit by an inmate transport bus. cristina rendon has been following the story since yesterday. >> reporter: frank, we can tell that you deputy mike foley passed away around 11:30 this morning. the department notified its deputies late this afternoon. this is really like losing a member of the family. deputy foley is a 38-year law enforcement veteran. he was born and raised in oakland. we're told his father is a retired sergeant and his brother is also a police officer. those who knew foley say he was a mentor and a leader who was respected for his character and work ethic. after retiring from the concord police department in 2007 foley came here to alameda county to help put his son through college. foley was a family man and always willing to help others. we've learned he will continue helping in death because foley san organ donor. >> if there was one small little thick that we could take away from this, it's that
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mike's life will save other people's lives, and that he will give the gift of life to others. >> reporter: foley was walking to work early wednesday morning when he was accidentally hit by an inmate transportation bus driven by another deputy. it happened in the employee parking lot. because foley died in the line of duty we're told he will be given full honors. his funeral services, though, are pending. >> cristina, it is hard to imagine what the deputy must be going through who was driving that bus. is there any word on how that person is doing? >> reporter: we're told that driver is still traumatized. we're also told that he and foley are friends. very well-known. they all work in the transportation department. he's really having a hard time with it. >> cristina rendon, thank you. a candlelight vigil is being held for a college baseball player. calvin wiley was playing the game pokemon go when he was shot and killed. dozens are expected to attend
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tonight's vigil in san mateo where the 20-year-old attended high school. tara moriarty joins us live from central park where she says the family is making a major announcement in just minutes. >> reporter: that's right. i spoke to calvin riley's father earlier today. his family is going to be offering a substantial reward in this murder case. if you take a look behind me you can see that folks are beginning to gather for the candlelight vigil. you may recall calvin riley was gunned down august 6th when he was walking near ghirardelli square. the suspect is described as an african-american male. the getaway car was a four-door white toyota avalon driven by a white woman with blond hair.
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investigators think the killing was random. he played here in san mateo. many of his former teammates are here. starting at 5:350 there will be a prayer service followed by speakers and candlelight vigil. the family tells me their lives have been ripped apart and they hope that by offering a reward that someone who knows something about this case will step forward. live in san mateo, tara moriarty, ktvu fox 2 news. >> such a heartbreaking story. tara thank you. today the secretary of homeland security promised no mass deportations as he met with his counterparts in mexico. secretary of state rex tillerson is also in mexico for the bilateral talks. the trump administration is calling the visit a step towards mutual understanding but there are many disagreements including president trump's insistence that mexico pay for our border
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wall. president trump added to the tension today calling stepped up deportations a, quote, military operation, leading secretary tillerson to make this statement. >> there will be no mass deportations. everything we do in dhs will be done legally and according to human rights and the legal justice system of the united states. >> u.s. officials are under a deadline tomorrow to calculate all u.s. aid and grants to mexico. president trump asked for the review as part of the executive order he signed last month on construction of a border wall. there are concerns in mexico that the white house intends to cut off that aid to pay for the wall. a multi-billion-dollar backlog just to keep the status quo when it comes to highway maintenance. tonight at 5:30, officials say if we want new and improved freeways we're going to have to
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find a way to pay for them. plus, helicopters circling the bay area. ly. how our rainy weather has spraying way behind schedule. a beautiful day today but there's still a flood warning or two out there. we will talk about. that we will talk about the weekend, which isn't far off, and that opportunity for some more showers.
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it may come as no surprise but the vast majority of california is now officially out of the drought. these side by side comparisons show the current conditions on the left compared to a year ago. a real difference. the u.s. drought monitor report
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says less than 20% of the state now faces any kind of drought conditions. compare that to a year ago when 90% of california was experiencing some form of drought. all the rain means standing water in backyards along freeways and in parks. >> those are easy breeding ground for mosquitoes. ktvu's frank mallicoat joins us from palo alto where helicopters were out there spraying today. >> reporter: hard to believe but more people die from mosquito bites than any other animal on the planet. like you said, with all the wet weather we've been having, and with spring just a short month away, santa clara county decided to get busy, and a they took to the skies. the salt marshes. beautiful and serene. but there's something lurking in these waters. this chopper is fogging the santa clara county vector control district like a pit
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stop in nascar it touches down and fills up. two minutes later it's back in the air, loaded with 125 gallons of a biological control agent that targets millions of saltwater mosquitoes. >> we have a winter salt marsh mosquito that, because of all the waters and the rains we've had this year, we've had lots of eggs hatch in the water, and a they're just about getting ready to emerge as adults. >> reporter: santa clara county is fogging 725 acres of wetlands. a week later than usual because of the wet weather. their chopper was up for nearly eight hours today. the saltwater marsh mosquito doesn't carry diseases like the west nile virus, but their eggs can live in the marsh for up to 10 years. >> pretty amazing critters. they're very well adapted to this kind of life. they're very vicious biting day mosquitoes and they can fly up to 20 miles inland. very significant if we don't take care of them.
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>> reporter: mosquito fogging season begins in may. officials will attack by ground all those mosquitoes that do carry the virus. all this rain will now mean much more work. >> i would expect we're going get off to a bang. there's a lot of water out there. the mosquitoes that do carry west nile virus, i think we're going to have above-normal populations of those to deal with. >> reporter: and that work will begin in the months of june and july come summer time. one sign the west nile virus might be present are dead birds. if you find one in your neighborhood or out on a hike, don't pick it up. give vector control in your county a call. they will pick it up and test it for the west nile virus. of course, if it is positive, they will come and treat that area. last year here in the state of california there were 424 cases of the west nile virus reported. 19 of those were fatal. in palo alto, i'm frank mall
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coat, ktvu fox 2 news. pg&e representatives say their crews have stabilized land in the transmission to tower area. crews are building a temporary backup power pole they can connect to in case they have to take that transmission tower out of service. in the meantime pg&e has placed two crane trucks on eastbound 24. those trucks are there just as a precaution in case the overhead power lines drop too close to that highway. let's talk more about our weather with chief meteorologist bill martin. it was so nice out there. what a difference. >> oh, it's stunning. >> changes your mood. >> yeah. people driving better, things a little bit happier. it was cold. it's kind of chilly out there. temperatures are mostly in the
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50s now. we had overnight lows in the 30s. we do have a flood warning still, and this subpoena at clear lake, lake county, by lakeport and kelseyville and the clear lake area. it's only a foot and a half above flood stage but that's a lot when you live on the lake here. slowly dropping but it stays above flood stage because all the water coming in to clearlake, it stays above flood stage at least until sunday. if you are headed that way know there is going to be some rerouting of traffic. as you look outside we did have a few scattered showers to the north and a few scattered snow flurries up around lake tahoe. a little something showing up by yountville. a lot of cumulus clouds. this is really just the end of what has been a very wet run of weather. current temperatures are in the 50s. overnight lows tonight, that's kind of the story. you see the clear skies. winds are dying down a little
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bit. that overnight low is going to get down there. so we are going to see temperatures tonight in the upper 20s in some places. look how cold it got this morning. in many bay area locations you were 32 in gilroy, 31 in walnut creek. look at rohnert park. in the 20s, with hillsborough. so frost is a real possibility. these are the forecast overnight lows. 31 in fairfield, 33 in antioctober. similar to last night, even a little cooler. oakland at 39 degrees. when you send the kids off to school up on skyline, you are going to be -- that's cold. so jackets for everybody tomorrow morning. san jose 36. you think about the homeless and pets and things out in this kind of weather. it is going to be cold so be prepared. there's no trees warning but it doesn't mean it's not going to freeze. it's going to be frosty. this is your friday. tomorrow is the transition day.
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it is going to rain on saturday. we'll talk more about that. saturday we're going to see increasing clouds. here come some altocumulus clouds. that's an indication of changing weather. by friday evening partly to mostly cloudy. by saturday showers and sprinkles back into the bay area forecast. so it's going to be -- >> showers, but owe snow it's going to be a colder type weather system with snow levels down to 1500 feet. probably see some snow on bay area peaks. >> black ice at all? >> it's a possibility sunday morning, frank, yeah, absolutely a possibility. if we get a 10th of an inch, a quarter of an inch, which is amazing considering we've been getting three and four inches. >> we're getting it all. torrential rain, and now cold ice and snow. there is so much damage
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from the coyote creek flooding. >> maureen naylor was with a family that returned to their apartment for the first time since they were evacuated, and it was emotional. >> reporter: absolutely heartbreaking talking to some of the children in this neighborhood and their parents about what it is like to go home and being shocked. you guys were asking earlier about standing water. where i am standing right now last night was in several feet of water. this is progress. take a look. you can actually stand on dry ground. at the height of the flood it was up as tall as i am. i want to show you some of the cars behind me. this is what's so surreal. this street that was covered in water, just like jesse was mentioning, look at these cars caked in mud. that is what is left behind. some of the progress, as we pan over here, they're pressure washing the streets because of the muddy mess that's left behind. and before they allow any residents back home they have to clean off the street. the concern is ponl
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contaminants from cars, from sewage, and even they're cleaning off some of the muddy cars, and it's just amazing to see that progress. this is actually somewhat healing for some of the residents so see their street again to see their sidewalk, just to see a car actually get washed off, that's progress. i want to introduce you to a family. we met them earlier today. they defied the mandatory evacuation order in this neighborhood because they were just desperate to get home. the 13-year-old girl was so optimistic, excited to see what she could find, but it was heartbreaking when they went into the home. basically they had to wear plastic bags around their feet because firefighters had warned them that the mud may be contaminated and a public health risk. the 13-year-old 8th grader was shocked when she went into her bedroom and saw her mexican folk dresses were ruined. they said, oh my god, when they entered their house. they don't have renters' insurance, and they don't know what to do next. >> it's hard because, you know,
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i didn't know this was going to happen. i was sleeping when this happened. and i just woke up, and then i saw the water, like it was really -- i was in shock. we never imagined this would happen. >> right now at this point i'm kind of lost because this was my home, and right now, we're out. we don't know when we're going to come back, and it's pretty bad. >> reporter: they're just some of the residents that live in the rock springs area in san jose. i want to bring you back live and a show you the work underway. they are also flushing the sear lines and trying to get a lot of the water that was in this area out. that's why the street is now no longer underwater. i also want to show you something that really kind of i think tells the story here. i want you to look at the car behind me. the firefighters tell me at the height of the flood, this right here, this was the water level. and a couple of days, yesterday
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it was still a couple inches. it's now covered. this car is ruined. what breaks my heart, inside in the back you have a car seat. these are families that are now having to recover, not only their items, their cars, everything. i just talked to the city. they are hoping to get people back in this neighborhood. higher up the damage wasn't as bad. down hear the damage was worse. that's where coyote creek. take a look. you see some of the residents here coming back in. it's very active, i should say, in terms of residents coming in, waiting to see if they get the okay, even though it's still under mandatory evacuation. some people are going back in. the last thing i want to point out is the dumpster behind me. starting tomorrow these are dumpsters that were already here. the city is going to bring in much larger ones. just imagine all the muddy waste inside all these homes and apartments. they're dog to bring in large dumpsters in hope that people can get rid of a lot of stuff.
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we will toss it back to you. >> so sad so see all. that maureen, there is a mandatory evacuation, yet we see the people walking behind you. we saw people going into their homes. do the authorities kind of say, look, there's a mandatory evacuation, you can go if you really want to we're not going to stop you, but it is supposed to be mandatory, you are not supposed to go in? >> reporter: that's it. they say essential they can't stop homeowners from going to their homes. we're not seeing anyone stopped. they still have the caution tape up. i don't know if you can see the muddy mess on the ground. they say that is why it is still a mandatory evacuation because of this public health risk. but, yes, as you mentioned, they are not stopping anyone, and the city did say in their last update they're hoping to get some people back into their homes, but for people, it's been tough beg out of their homes. they have been so anxious to see what is damaged and to start the cleanup. >> for sanitary reasons it's a hygiene nightmare down there. maureen thank you. bart's upgrade to its fleet
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of cars may be a little overweight. coming up next, a look at the latest problem facing the transit agency. >> deceived, and a now outraged. officials are calling out the department of homeland security after the two groups teamed up. a hand grenade left at a business in the east bay. the evacuations ordered and the actions taken by authorities.
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bart's new cars are coming
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off the assembly line at a heavier weight than what is in the manufacturer's contract. >> the cars have already had some problems from the builder asking for a government bailout to a test car running off the tracks. ktvu's paul chambers asked the agency is this new issue going to cause any delays or safety problems. >> reporter: by the end of this year bart plans to have at least 60 of the 775 new trains in service. but as the new cars come off the production line bart says an empty train car will weigh more than originally contracted. since learning the news, bart says it has been working with its manufacturer, bombardier, to reduce the weight. when the trains are rolled out bart says they're confident the fully loaded cars will weigh less than the original contract with bombardier, but an engineer would studied the system for decades says he is concerned with how bart comes up with the weight. he says bart bases its weight system on each rider weighing
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150 pounds. although his true concern isn't the weight of the car itself, he says the weight of the structures the cars will ride on is a problem. >> the cars are actually a part of the demand imposed on the system, but the real concern is focused on the capacity or ability of the system, in this case aerial structures, to support those weights. >> reporter: bart is using an on-call engineering firm to inspect 30 aerial structures beginning in march. however, the agency is required to do that. another bay area town takes on the trump administration. details on what the county wants halted. >> reporter: california roads and a highways are in awful shape. would it cost tense of billions of dollars to fix them. how would we do it? and how much would we pay?
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freeways that are too small for the number of drivers who need to use them in the bay area. morning and afternoon rush hours starting earlier now and ending later. if we want new roads and improvements, we're all going to have to pay for it. ktvu's tom vacar here with a look at how much it is going to cost. >> sometimes to win in a desperate game, where we are, you have to swing for the fences or throw a hail mary. that is exactly where we are
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with our roads. in the future the bay area may get some additional lanes on existing highways and extensions of existing rail systems, but lots of new roads, they're not in the future. >> we're spending 90% of all the money that we think we will have available over the next two decades just to take care of the system we've got. >> reporter: all of this season's potholes and road disintegration only adds to an already huge backlog of bay area infrastructure needs. >> we have a $20 billion backlog just to repair our local roads. same number for public transit. same number for the state highway system. >> reporter: so what's the best we can hope for? >> squeeze more capacity out of those systems that we already have. >> reporter: and if we do nothing? >> backlogs worsen geo geo
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metrically. >> bay area voters have passed measures that have generated $70 billion. >> reporter: every year californians guy about 60 million of gasoline and diesel. if opec would cut production, the price would go up, and we would pay it. we always do. but what if we added so many cents per gallon to fix the roads? would we be willing to do that? currently we pay $0.57 per gallon. >> a dame a gallon? >> dime a gallon would be reasonable. >> quarter a gallon? >> i would think that our gas prices already fluctuate for unknown reasons so we would pay it. it's a necessity to have gas. >> reporter: ms. clayton's upper limit would be an extra 50 cents per gallon provided all of it went directly to road repair. that's also acceptable to this
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uber driver. >> if they fixed the road, it would mean less wear and tear on my car and the tires. >> reporter: that's enough to clear out the entire backlog in about seven years. not too many years after that new project would again return california's road system to the envy of the world and all the economic benefits that that all brings. tom vacar, ktvu fox 2 news. >> it's kind of depressing watching the series, thinking about how much money we have to spend. let's talk about that gasoline tax. it seems like such a no-brain tore raise the gasoline tax if there is an ironclad contract that says that the money will only be used for fixing roads or building new roads. what are the chances do you think of that happening? >> we haven't raised the gas tax at the state or federal level in over two decades, a generation. the reality of the situation is that there will be a lot of people that oppose it, because
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they just don't want to pay that much more, fearing that when gas prices go up, it will even be more expensive. but here is the problem. one of these days, we're going to have some god awful accident. we're going to have a bunch of people injured or killed. we're going to have something terrible happen, and everybody is going to say, well, why don't we fix this thing. that's probably how it is going to have to get done, because the political will to do it in sacramento is only now beginning to start. >> no one wants to pay more taxes but at some point, you have to pay for this. our roads are getting ole and they need repair. >> the repairs to cars, $800 on average for people that -- some people have no damage, other people have these massive damages. it's just the way things are going. we have to do something about it. tomorrow we are going to take a look at something else. >> very interesting series, tom. thank you. santa clara county filed an injunction today seeking to halt enforcement of president trump's executive order that threatens to defund sanctuary
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jurisdictions. the county says the order could strip nearly $1.7 billion in federal money. officials say those funds could affect everything from emergency medical services to child nutrition programs. >> we're here to provide services for the community. we're here to protect the community, and we're here to make sure that no other governmental entity tries to extort funds from us. >> the county argues the executive order is unconstitutional because only congress has the power to determine where federal funding is allocated. the first hearing on the injunction is expected in early april. and ktvu analyst brian sobel joins us now. your reaction to the lawsuit filed by santa clara county. san francisco filed a similar lawsuit. >> we're going to see more of this kind of action. to fore stall the opportunity of the federal government to hold cities accountable to positions and policies that are
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set in washington, d.c. around things like sanctuary cities and other things. this is a very complicated area of the law. people are right, congress is the one that authorizes. so the question will be whether a president of the united states, any president of the united states, can make somebody pay for not doing what the federal government or the administration wants. >> yeah, because is there a concern that the federal government could try to compel cities and counties to do certain things by threatening to withhold money? >> right. it's -- they would call at carrot and stick approach, but if you are a city or a county, that is a huge, huge stick. we have all these transportation projects and other things, and if the federal government decides to try to compel a county or city to do something by saying, we're going to withhold funding to you, that becomes a very, very big problem. >> here in california we have a lot of infrastructure. so many things. >> huge, huge. >> another thing, the travel order. the administration is getting ready to roll out a new travel
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order. what should people expect and how it will be different than the first one? >> i think it is going to be much more refined, better crafted order. i don't think -- they looked at the muslim ban piece of it. i think they're going to tighten that up and make it acceptable to what they think the courts will respond to. not so much what people may be thinking, but what the courts will respond to. so it's going to be a different order. by the way, it has been talked about coming out any day now. it has been delayed again, and there is a reason for that. that is that they are continuing to look at the original order by the 9th circuit, the three judges, and trying to craft this new one to move around their opinion. >> all right. always so much to talk about. >> absolutely. >> you will be back with us in the next hour? >> absolutely. >> thank you, brian. still to come here, an off- duty officer fed up with people walking across his lawn fired a gun during a struggle with a
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group of teenagers. coming up, the protest the video and shooting have now sparked. also days before a gunman shot up a neighborhood, a man says police treated him like a. now he may sue.
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the mayor of anaheim today called on the public for calm after an off-duty los angeles
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police officer fired a weapon during an altercation with a group of teenagers. no one was hurt. the incident led to a large protest in anaheim last night. hundreds of people took to the streets and then many gathered in the neighborhood where that confrontation with the officer took place. some people vandalized the officer's home. more than 20 people were arrested. police say the confrontation tuesday stemmed from ongoing issues with a teen walking across the officer's property. the incident was caught on video and has been widely circulated on-line. today anaheim's mayor said the city is committed to a thorough and a impartial investigation. >> i, like many in the community, have seen the video, and like many, i am deeply disturbed, and frankly angered by what it shows. the video shows an adult wrestling with a 13-year-old kid an ultimately firing a gun. >> a 13-year-old boy and a 15- year-old boy were arrested on charges including battery.
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the officer was not arrested. anaheim's police chief said today criminal charges could still be brought against all parties involved. >> the long fought protest against the dakota access pipeline finally appears to be over. today about 200 police officers moved in to arrest protesters who still refuse to leave the site in north that coat that. they ended up -- in north dakota. they ended up making 33 arrests. for months now activists and members of the standing rock sioux tribe have been camping out trying to prevent construction of the final segment of the 1200-mile pipeline which is on federal property but runs right through ancestorial lands that are sacred to native americans. >> i'm not too sure what i will do but i will be moving on to maybe another k56r7 or something to help. >> the dakota access pipeline was stalled by former president obama who looked construction
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but president trump reversed that decision shortly after taking office. coming up tonight, the chp honors the ult mu sacrifice after an officer was killed last night in the line of duty. and we're tracking the warm- up or the dry-up as we move into the bay area weekend. we've got some clouds to talk about. there's rain in part of that weekend as well. the very cold overnight lows that you will see tomorrow morning. at at&t, we believe in access. the opportunity for everyone to explore a digital world. connecting with the things that matter most.
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a homeless man says he warned oakland police about a shooting suspect days before that gunman again shot up the neighborhood and was killed by police. now that homeless and disabled man who was almost shot himself says he may sue. ktvu crime reporter henry lee joins us now after speaking to the map and his attorney. henry. >> julie, this homeless man says police treated him like a. now prominent civil rights attorney john burris has taken his case. burris says oakland police dropped the ball. oakland police shot and killed jesse after he fired a rifle at neighbors' homes and cars, police vehicles, and news helicopters last week but the suspect twice opened fire in the neighborhood in the days before the confrontation. police responded but never arrested him. >> to me this was terrible, terrible police conduct. because this is a man who was actively involved in a shooting. he was allowed to stay in his neighborhood, stay in his home
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after having been an active shooter. >> reporter: civil rights attorney knee burris is now representing this man. ktvu first spoke to reddick this week. >> he shot again, and that's when i immediately hit the horn. >> reddick said even though he almost got shot police treated him like a suspect and then demanded he leave the neighborhood because he was the problem. now he is considering a lawsuit. >> there was no help given. nothing was done for me. >> oakland police say they have launched an internal affairs investigation into officers' responses to the earlier incidences. >> we don't know why this happened. is this keystone cops?
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lousy police work? incompetency? how do you call in the. >> oakland police dispatch tapes confirm that officers were well aware the suspected opened fire earlier. >> there was one earlier, this week or last week, and he is the named suspect in that one. >> apparently this guy is a suspected shooter in another one from earlier in the week. >> burris had a strong message for incoming police chief anne kirkpatrick whose first day is monday. >> the issues of accountability and transparency are at the forefront of what should happen here, and the new chief is going to have to be responsible to identify that and do something about it. heads should roll here. >> the attorney says thinks a suspect himself could have been alive today had the police simply arrested him in the first place. live in the newsroom, henry lee, ktvu fox 2 news. we ear tracking the weather here and across the country. it has been warm.
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i don't know if you have been following the weather out in the chicago area. they have been having temperatures in february in the sick. today no different. chicago hit 59, but it's february. chicago should be 32 degrees. 60 in buffalo. look at dallas, 88 degrees. in toronto today 63 degrees. that's the warmest day ever recorded in toronto, and those records go back to like the early 1800s. so very, very warm in that area. it is going to change shortly. our weather is going to change as well. this system right here in the middle is going to visit us on saturday. it's a cooler system. it is going to end up coming down from the north. it will drop snow levels but it won't make for an immense amount of rainfall in the area. we've got clouds up in the mountain. we've had some snow flurries. it is going to be a cold night. it will freeze and there will be frost so be prepared for that. diswroafer night lows 29 in napa, 31 in fairfield.
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just a cool overnight. the story is this cold air settled in now. it's given us a couple of dry days but that's going to get bumped aside by this low pressure. it is going to drop in from the north. it is a cooler. that means the shower activity, instead of this torrential rain, it is going to be scattered showers. there will be some snow flurries on some of the higher peaks like mount diablo and mount hamilton but a much lighter event. here we are friday morning. here we are try day afternoon. you see the shift. it starts going this way. here we are saturday morning. still dry. here we are saturday afternoon. it looks like almost nothing. in the mountains they will get some snow. snow levels on the peaks. that's just a -- not a typical winter weather system but it's definitely -- and there's your sunday. it's definitely a winter type system. it's very cold. there's the five-day forecast right there. when i say showers on saturday don't sweat it. i think you are going to be okay. sunday is the best day of the
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weekend. >> thank you bill. still to come here, honoring the ultimate sacrifice. in a moment, the chp tolls the bell for a fallen officer.
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the california highway patrol is mourning the loss of one voice officers. officer lucas was on his
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motorcycle chasing another motorcycle rider when he crashed and he ended up dying later at an area hospital. >> reporter allie wolfe shows us how he is being remembered by his colleagues and loved ones. >> reporter: a somber day of mourning it is a the chp academy with flags half-staff, cadets, officers, and family members line up for a bell ringing ceremony honoring the young motorcycle officer who lost his life while protecting his community. >> the officer joins a selfless group of heroes who have sacrificed their lives for the safety, service, and the security of others. >> reporter: 31-year-old lucas crashed into a pole during a pursuit wednesday night in south sacramento. >> we understand what the job entails, and unfortunately that means sometimes you don't get to go home to your family. >> reporter: fellow officers say the loss of the eight-year veteran of the chp is a devastating reminder of the risks officers take on the job
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every day. >> the men and women who serve so proudly and with such bravery, they come together in a moment of weakness. their hearts are ripped out. >> reporter: the officer leaves behind a wife, a son and daughter. he comes from a chp family. his sister san officer. his father a retired chp captain. >> they're devastated. his father chuck and i served on the highway patrol for 30 years. he was the former commander. >> reporter: the grieving family stood near the commissioner during the traditional bell ringing ceremony. >> officer lucas, south sacramento area, end of watch, february 22nd, 2017. >> reporter: honoring the officer's bravery and the ultimate sacrifice. officer lucas is the 2 27th officer killed in the line of duty. his name will join the others,
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cemented in the memorial fountain in center of the chp academy. academy. there was one small little thing that we could take away there this, it's that mike's life will save other people's lives. >> a veteran sheriff's deputy died today after he was hit by an inmate transport bus yesterday at santa rita jail. the tragic news coming out of alameda county. good evening. i'm frank somerville. >> i'm julie haener. we will have that story in a few minutes. but first, developing news in san jose where a massive cleanup operation is underway tonight in neighborhoods along coyote creek after the city's worst flooding in years. the flood waters are finally going down, allowing city officials to scale back most of the mandatory evacuation orders and clearing the way for thousands of people to return to their homes. an estimated 3800 people are still under evacuation orders tonight. at one point the flooding
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forced the evacuation of 14 thy people including hundreds who had to be rescued by boat. we have live team coverage tonight. alyana gomez will tell us about a rescue operation to retrieve horses stranded, but we begin with south bay reporter jesse gary in one of those neighborhoods that had been swamped with water. >> reporter: we are at thelma olinda park. we've watched the late afternoon sun bake what was mud into a hard sheen on these tennis courts. this is a problem, mud on lawns, sidewalks, streets, et cetera. now, much of the neighborhood trying to clean up right now using power blowers to get that muck off of their houses. let's talk numbers. at this hour 3800 san jose residents are still under a mandatory evacuation, down considerably from 14,000 yesterday, but today presents its own problems. >> there we go. maybe

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