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plus test scores thrown out for hundreds of ap students on the peninsula. why high schoolers say they are being punished for something that is not their fault and why their college enrollments may now be in jeopardy. royal baby on the way. new details about the duchess's low-key arrival at the hospital and the preview of all the fan fair still ahead. showers to the south this morning. we'll let you know when they'll arrive right here in the bay area including thunderstorms. your new workweek forecast in moments. already see some of the low clouds hovering around the san mateo bridge where there's remonths of problems for westbound drivers. another issue, a crash in sunol. we'll update both of those coming up. right now we take you live to the golden gate bridge toll plaza. you cannot see the towers because of all that fog on this monday, july 22nd.
good monday morning to you. thanks so much for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm marla tellez for jon kelley. san francisco police investigating a violent home invasion robbery this morning that happened at a home near the intersection of palou avenue and third treated in the bayview district. police say three people broke into the home and stabbed the person inside in the chest. officers arrested one man. they're still looking for two other suspects said to be a man and woman. a witness tells us the man police arrested and the victim were both taken to the hospital. there's no word on either's condition. the estranged wife of the limo driver involved in a fiery accident that killed five women on the san mateo bridge is breaking her silence, making startling claims about her l"°t driver, including an accusation that he was talking to her on his cell phone and was distracted just minutes before the limo burst into
flames. "today in the bay's" bob redell joins us live near the san mateo bridge with what else she had to say. >> reporter: good morning, laura. that's right. she is breaking her silence. rachel hernandez-brown says she was arguing wit her husband, orville brown, on the phone minutes before the tragedy she's raising concerns that he was too distracted to react quickly when the limo burst into flames.lsñ hernandez-brown tells nbc bay area that her husband even turned up the music as they argued so the women in the back of the limo couldn't hear them fighting. >> cussing me out saying, would you listen to me? i can't really talk because i have clients in the car and i can't be unprofessional. that's when i said maybe you need to pay attention to the road and leave me alone and do your job. >> reporter: what remains unclear is if an argument slowed his response when one of the
passengers started clopounding the closed partition. in the past the driver's attorney denied he was on the phone at the time of the fire. a new bride and four friends died in the may 4 fire on the san mateo bridge, the cause of which is still under investigation. four other women escaped. when reached by phone orville "ricky" brown responded to his estranged wife's claims by telling nbc bay area, quote, i have no comment other than to say there will be a full investigation. reporting live at the san mateo bridge, bob redell, "today in the bay." it is 6:03. the coast guard has detained a boat captain in the san francisco bay after he led them on a chase at sea. coast guard officials say a crew was patrolling near sausalito yesterday afternoon when they came across a 30-foot boat. it had no markings and no flag. and when the coast guard tried to board the vessel, the captain allegedly refused, pulled up the ship's anchor and took off. the coast guard followed it and approached again near ocean beach.
the coast guard says there was some sort of altercation but the captain eventually complied and was taken into custody. it's unclear what charges he will face or what his motive was for fleeing the post guard. it is a mixup that could put hundreds of high schoolers' plans in jeopardy. test scores thrown out and students want to know why. christie smith is live with more on the testing troubles at mills high school in millbrae. >> reporter: good morning. the students are frustrated, saying they didn't do anything wrong at all and being punished the same. the testing service that's looking into this say they're not investigating whether there was cheating going on or not. the reasons cited for all this is seating irregularities. that was the reason given by the college of board and educational testing service for invalidating the advanced placement test scores for up to 224 students at mills high school. students can go ahead and retake the test next month, but they're saying, look, we're rusty.
it's summer and they haven't been studying for a while and they don't want to do that. a testing spokesperson says there are protocols for administering the test, like the distance allowed between certain desks. the ticket is trying to figure out exactly what went wrong here. the students say they want their scores w7rreinstated. at this point they don't even know what they are. they started a website, whyweneedourscoresback.com. on the website, one person identifying himself as keith, my college application is on hold due to the delay of ap test scores. if i cannot turn in my ap test scores as soon as possible, my application may be withdrawn. please reconsider the board decision. the school is holding meetings to discuss this with concerned parents and students. one of them is tonight at 7:00 at the school. the other is wednesday night at 7:00 also at the school. reporting live in millbrae,
christie smith, "today in the bay." >> thank you so much, christie. >> depending on where you're waking up in the bay area, you might be greeted by fog. let's get a look at the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. good morning. 6:06. a live look at san jose. you can see a beautiful sky shaping up. mid-level clouds moving in. they will keep our sky nice and humid today. we've got mid-level moisture creeping up from the tropics. what i can show you is look at the shower activity from bakersfield through santa barbara, santa maria and los angeles. it's all coming our way later today. it's not going to be quite as robust once it makes its way into the bay area. you can see showers as far north as the golden gate bridge this morning. chance of thunderstorms later today. western-facing slopes in san jose. that goes for the sierra nevada as well. if you're heading to tahoe, stay tuned to the forecast.
your full forecast, seven-day in moments. first let's check the drive. a back-to-work monday with mike inouye. >> yeah, back to work. do i sound happy? i am. at the top of your screen you see the low clouds touching the hilltops. that might be a factor especially along the coast. right now looking at that time bottom of the screen, basically where that power pole comes down. you see behind it, barely see behind it one vehicle. there were three vehicles involved. there was an earlier slowing south of 84 where our camera showed you. that should clear as i saw two of the three weeks clear in the last three minutes. the third clearly over on the shoulder. there's the build near the tri-valley. slowing here for the castro valley y off redwood road and 238. debris reported at the toll plaza from the eastbound side. off the peninsula, no problem. we'll end with this shot. i will show you the toll plaza
because the metering lights did turn on in the last report. thanks, mike. this morning the royal baby is on the way as duchess katherine is in labor in london. let's take a live look at st. mary's hospital in london where there are guards standing on guard outside. the royal couple arrived early this morning without a police escort and slipped inside through a side door avoiding all that media lined up outside. "today in the bay's" danielle lee is live outside buckingham palace. a low-key arrival for the royal couple. plenty of fanfare awaits when that baby is born. >> reporter: marla, that is true. everyone is just watching and waiting. it's that age-old truth of when you are watching and waiting, everything feels so much longer. we've been waiting a little over eight hours that kate has been in the hospital. tourists are walking around buckingham palace, asking us what do we know, when the is baby coming. this is when the official
announcement will be made after kate gives birth. a lot of people want to take part in that celebration. when you look live outside if lindo wing, there are guards watching the doors. people are clamoring around waiting for an update. we hear kate's labor is progressing normally. when she does give birth, a signed medical document will come out of those doors, will be taken by a guarded car here to buckingham palace. that's when the announcement will be put on the easel and we'll know the gender, the weight. it may be a while before we know the name. everyone here will be celebrating. live in london, danielle lee, back to you. >> danielle, thanks. 6:09d. much more ahead on "today in the bay." searching for survivors and bracing for aftershocks after a sudden quake. we'll give you a look at the aftermath as rescue crews sift through the rubble in china. >> plus free tozl go. new details about dubai's sudden decision to pardon a rape victim sentenced to prison.
welcome back. good monday morning to you. beautiful sky shaping um over san jose. new workweek, new forecast. this time including showers and thunderstorms. we're going to have your seven-day outlook in three minutes. >> that is a nice sunrise shot. all i have for you are these headlights. the bay bridge metering lights are turned on. don't get caught by surprise. the backup already filling in the parking lot. in the south bay we have slowing there as well. this morning the royal baby is on the way. a live look at st. mary's hospital in london. prince william and duchess katherine arrived early this morning without a police escort, slipping inside a side door avoiding all the media lined up outside. when that child is born, a
bulletin will be posted on an easel in front of the courtyard of buckingham palace. the monarchy will also make the announcement on its official twitter and facebook accounts. here are today's other top stories. san francisco police are looking for two suspects in a violent robbery overnight. police say three people broke into a home in the bayview district. there was a confrontation and the victim and one of the suspects were taken to the hospital. the other two got away. the wife of a limo driver is speaking out, sharing her version of what happened in the moments before a deadly fire on the san mateo bridge. bob redell will have an in depth report coming up at 6:30. hundreds of ap test results at mills high school in millbrae are being tossed out because of security concerns. the educational testing service cited seating irregularities when the tests were taken in may. mills high school scheduled a meeting to talk about this issue tonight. new this morning, a norwegian woman at the center of
a dubai rape claim dispute says she has been pardoned and is free to leave the country. marte dalelv wound up being charged with a sex offense and sentenced to 16 months in prison for having sex outside marriage. that sentence was dropped today. more deaths are being reported this morning following that 6.6 magnitude earthquake in china. the quake hit the gone sue province in western china last night, followed by a series of smaller quakes overnight. this morning the local government is reporting 75 people are dead and at least 459 others are injured. the chinese red cross says it is shipping relief supplies to the area. but rescue efforts are being slowed by mudslides and also toppled power lines. 6:14. u.s. fighter jets dropped four unarmed bombs on the great barrier reef after a training exercise went wrong. the two jets were supposed to drop the bombs on an island
range nearby, but mission was aborted when civilians were reported in that area. instead the planes jettisoned the bombs off the coast of queensland, dropped in 165 feet of water away from coral to try to minimize damage to the world heritage site. u.s. navy says it's still working on a val vag operation. it is 6:15 now. pope francis is on his way to rio de janeiro right now, his first trip abroad as pontiff. a special flight carrying the pope, his entourage and journalists took off for the week-long visit. more than a million youth cac licks are expected to join him in rio to celebrate world youth daep. the pope is expected to receive a very warm well come in brazil. >> very interesting. let's check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. beautiful sunrise out there. >> really nice.
good morning. 6:15. we have an interesting forecast. thanks for waking up with us. it's 6:15, as i said. for 6:15 this is not a bad view of the city of san francisco for this time of year. you can make out a few of the features in the picture. we do have thick low clouds hugging the coastline this morning. not going to hang around all day, but i can tell you this is what we're expecting later. all this mid-level moisture. good morning to you. for waking up with us each and every weekday even on monday when it can be tough. you're part of our 3wysr'g family. i want to make sure you're aware of the showers headed our way this week. it's probably the last thing you typically associate with this time of year in the bay area. look what's happening. all the shower activity, if you're headed down on the five this morning into southern california. make sure your windshield wipers are ready to go. we have a lot of rain coming down from los angeles to the central coast as well. that's pretty much all the way
to the south, about south of santa barbara. it's going to come our way as we head deeper into the week. we stop the clock on futurecast. at about noon, mostly cloudy conditions from livermore south to san jose. mostly cloudy to finish. the clouds will steadily increase just about all day long, maybe enough moisture to squeeze out a few sprinkles. as we meet back here tomorrow morning, that's when we're expecting measurable precipitation. look at this. 4:00 a.m., showers on the radar on your futurecast for tomorrow morning. we'll being track those for you. mike and i want to make sure you get to work safely. 85 degrees in gilroy, 88 in livermore, here it is, your all-important seven-day outlook, not fluctuating that much when it comes to temperatures this week. however, we'll keep the moisture going and the threat for thunderstorms all the way through thursday afternoon. then the humidity will decrease friday into the weekend, the dry heat returns. let's check the drive with mike. good morning. >> good morning. looking at the peninsula.
it's a smooth drive. the san mateo bridge, getting over there, westbound is already. the debris reported eastbound looks like it's cleared up. no problem closer to the toll plaza side. a smooth drive for 101 into san francisco. 280 the same thing, it's southbound 280 that we have report of an unusual incident around mag layne nah. reports are that somebody hit and knocked down a mountain lion. we don't know the status. we're waiting for the update from chp. we have a crew heading to see the scene. we'll let you know if there's anything to report. so far no slowing past the scene. no lanes reported blocked. northbound in the commute directs, north 101 from 680 toward 880, that's when you see the speeds coming into the 50s. a look at fremont, a live shot as folks are coming down into this area, 880 picking up the volume a little bit as you come
past the truck scales south of the dumbarton bridge. you see a burst of volume, traffic as well. the low clouds not playing a major factor as far as the speeds go. in sunol the clouds are touching the tops of these hills. not a problem into fremont. the issue is there was an earlier crash and which do see slowing around the golf course and around the bend. there may be another incident at the truck scales, although there's nothing in the chp report. it could be a flat. i'll scan the report carefully. another live look outside shows you the bay bridge toll plaza where all lanes are still building. we have the metering lights on. so we have a slower build coming up at basically the end of the park lot. it's pretty smooth up to west grand avenue and up to the 880 over crossing, the eastshore freeway. speeds just now dipping into the upper 50s as well. 6:19. fresh off the all-starlú break the a's continue their roll. pitcher bartolo colon shut out
the rival los angeles angels of anaheim. the win kept the a's on top of their division. oakland will play in houston tonight at 5:05. bad news for our giants. not only did they lose yesterday to the diamondbacks 3-1, but they lost relief jeremy affledt before the game. the team learned affledt would be out four to six weeks with a groin strain he suffered saturday night. the giants play host to the cincinnati reds tonight at 7:15. how about an update on the beard, former giants pitcher brian wilson is back on the mound. he was spotted pitching at usf on friday work his way back from tommy john surgery. right now wilson is said to be rehabbing in hawaii. but espn reports he's planning on holding a showcase for scouts next week to hopefully sign him with a big league team. the giants, you may recall, decided not to re-sign wilson in the off season. the bay area news group cites
league sources who says san francisco is keeping tabs on wilson's recovery. >> such a character. >> he is. he fits in with the rest of the guys there. he is. 6:20 right now. hackers attack a apple website. sudden acceleration, the tragic death that's taking toyota to court next. beautiful sunrise in the south bay. fog by the golden gate bridge. can't even see it. mike has a look at the morning commute. christina keeping tabs on the forecast. a lot more news ahead, stick around. 6:21. it starts with something little, like taking a first step.
welcome back everyone. we are still keeping an eye on st. mary's hospital in london. this is a live look right now where the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton, has gone into the hospital. she's reportedly in labor. this will be the first child to she and her handsome husband. the child will become the third in linex÷ pour the british thro after prince charles and william and will eventually become king or queen. >> exciting stuff. she's been there for just over eight hours already. we'll see. a matter of time, the great kate wait will soon be over. 6:24. this morning firefighters are getting control of the week-old
wildfire that burned close to 42 square miles in palm springs. right now the mountain fire is 6% contained. yesterday a thunderstorm brought an inch and a half of rain+wé b also broader rat tick winds and the threat of flooding. 23 buildings have been destroyed so far. there are no reports of any injuries. firefighters say the fire is human caused, but it's unclear if it was accidental or intentional. 6:25. today a southern california family is taking toyota to trial for a sudden acceleration problem that prompted millions of cars to be recalled. the family is suing toyota for the death of 66-year-old noriko uno who died when her toyota camry unexpectedly accelerated and crashed into a telephone pole and a tree. toyota said there was no defect in the car but went on to recall 9 million cars due to accelerators that got stuck and floor mats that trapped the gas pedal. this is the first such case against toyota to be taken to trial. new reports this morning of
a hack at apple. apple sent an e-mail to software developers telling them that on thursday an intruder tried to steal some of their personal information including names and addresses. apple is reportedly overhauling its developer systems, updating software and rebuilding its database to prevent future attacks. it's not clear if any information was accessed. almost 300,000 developers are registered with apple. depends on where you are in the bay area this morning, what you're going to see. foggy in some spots. i'll check in with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning, laura and marla. thanks for waking up with us on a monday. we'll see cool weather, a subtropical feel with thunderstorms and maybe light showers later today. 88 inland, bay side 75, at the coast 64 degrees. i'll show you the best chance for the showers and when that moves in and of course who will see the thunderstorms. that's on the way, marla and laura. >> thank you. got to dust off the umbrellas.
6:26. much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, what was the limo driver doing in the moments before a deadly fire on the san mateo bridge? his wife gives us her version of events next. shut down for inspection after a deadly fall. we'll tell you why a team of investigators from europe is taking the lead in an amusement park tragedy in texas. >> right now we take you live to the city by the way, san francisco. the transamerica pyramid building, you can barely make out the top of it. christina is taking a look at the forecast. it's 6:27. stay with us.
workweek, we take you live to the opening bell of the new york stock exchange on this monday, july 22nd. this is "today in the bay." rise and shine everybody. good morning. thanks for being with us. it's 6:30. i'm marla tellez in for jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. the estranged wife of a limo driver involved in a fiery accident that killed five women on the san mateo bridge is breaking her silence, making startling claims about her husband, the driver, including an accusation that he was talking to her on his cell phone and was distracted minutes before the limo burst into flames. today in the bay's bob redell is live near the san mateo bridge with what else she had to say. >> reporter: good morning. rachel hernandez-brown says she was arguing with her husband on the phone minutes before the tragedy and she's raising concerns that he was too distracted to react quickly when
the limo burst into flames. >> and i said -- i started yelling, oh my gosh, turn it down! turn the frickin music down! >> rachel hernandez-brown says her husband orville brown even turned up the music as she argued with him on the phone so the women in the back couldn't hear them fighting. >> he said would you liss into me, i can't really talk because i have clients in the car and i can't be unprofessional. that's when i said, well maybe you need to pay attention to the road and leave me alone and do your job. >> what remains unclear is if an argument slowed his response when one of the passengers started pounding on the closed partition. a new bride and four friends died in the may 4th fire on the san mateo bridge, the cause of which is still under investigation. four other women escaped.
survivor nelly air an know says that brown was on the phone when the limo was filling with smoke. >> the smoke and the fire came and stop the car. >> reporter: in an interview with nbc bay area's cheryl hurd days after the fire, brown expressed grief for the victims and later his attorney denied he was on the phone at the time of the fire. brown said a language barrier and a misunderstanding prevented him from pulling over sooner. >> thinking she's saying she would like to smoke because they weren't panicking. >> reporter: hernandez-brown describes a volatile relationship with brown saying they split up a month before th fire. earlier on the day of the fire police were called to a walgreen's parking lot where the two had argued and brown allegedly kicked his wife's car. when reached by phone sunday by nbc bay area, orville brown responded to his estranged wife's claims by saying, quote, i have no comment other than to say there will be a full investigation.
hernandez-brown says investigators still have not contacted her. we heard from the san mateo county district attorney last night. he says his office is looking into her claims. reporting live atfs? the san ma bridge, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> thank you, bob. we spoke to a criminal defense attorney about the new allegations. christian picone says the key issue is whether brown was distracted by the alleged cell phone conversation and whether it contributed to his response to the fire. he also says the new claims could absolutely change the investigation. >> if her story can corroborate other evidence and it's proven to be true or reliable, it certainly changes things because now you have a victim saying the driver is not paying attention to us. he's on the phone. you've got someone saying, yes, he was on the phone, he was talking to me, we were arguing. if relishlgs it certainly could change the course of this investigation. >> the other issue is if the
driver was on the cell phone, was he using a hands-sfree device. you know california law requires hands-free use for all drivers, but also has a ban on all cell phone use for bus drivers. it's unclear if limo drivers fall under that category. >> it's 6:34. that means it's time to check the forecast right now as we give you a live look outside. this is from the south bay overlooking san jose. we'll check in and say good monday morning to meteorologist christina loren. >> good monday morning to you. taking a live look, that was san jose. yau saw mid level clouds. this is beautiful san francisco socked in with fog. we have a gorgeous day headed our way. temperatures will be comfortable, 57 on the way in concord, 58 in livermore, 59 in san jose and 56 degrees in gilroy to start. look at this. we're actually getting a little return now on our radar. you can see the spotty pops of green. that's an indication of a very moist air mass overhead. we'll actually get thunderstorms
later today. let me take you into the south end of the state. this is southern california now, showers coming up all the way from los angeles to sana'a maria. they'll continue to creep up to the north as we continue through the north today.m, monsoonal flow never comes this way to the north typically this time of year. it is going to be the case as we head throughout the next couple days, we'll keep thatñr going. head throughout the next couple days, we'll keep thatñr going. we've got a seeing showers as we head through tomorrow. the best chance for the thunderstorms over the mountains. inland 88, 75 bay side, at the coast a comfortable 64 degrees. for you your full forecast in just a few moments. i'm going to time out on your futurecast who will see the showers and when coming up. 6:35. he's a busy man. it's a monday morning. >> in sunol, we have a loit of plois tour in the air. the low clouds hovering at the top of the hill as you head from sunol south into fremont. southbound traffic, you see it
slow from highway 84 around to the truck scales. an earlier crash has long since cleared, but therem&t may be activity in another spot with paperwork going on. the map does show thatywc area south of 84. coming in out of pleasanton as the volume starts to build that, is starting to compound. the tri-valley itself, no other surprises. west 84 is pleasant through livermore around vallecitos. there's debris on west 580, but not a big castro valley y is slow up to north 238. south 880 slows down into hayward. south 880 slows down into hayward. a typical pattern into san mat bridge. an earlier crash reported around the toll plaza. we'll take a livexa'ñ look at t camera and show no problems as folks head westbound with the taillights away from us. there's a little hayes, but you can't see while you're on the bridget étñself. the drive speeds down for the east shore and the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza, a nice easy drive, coming down
into the upper 40s for west 80. that's the eastshore freeway. still a good pace through richmond. at the merge right around the race track is where we're having slowing. 24 and 580, not a problem. back to you. 6:37. still ahead. were three brutal killings the result of a copy cat crime? we'll tell you what may have inspired a suspected killer. shutdown after a deadly drop. what we're learning about the investigation into a tragedy on a texas roller coaster next. we take you live to san francisco. we give you a look at the city by the ÷bay. plenty of fog out there. that is what san francisco is known for and there it is today. christina is checking that forecast for us. (t&háhp &hc& london, a lot of excitement there as well. this is a live look at st. mary's hospital.
that's where the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton is about to give birth to the next heir to the throne, of course, behind prince charles, the child eels father, prince william. will it be a girl or boy? the anticipation building. a lot of eyes on this one. we'll keep you posted. it's 6:38 right now.
it is 6:40. charges are%qñ expected to be fd against a registered sex offender accused of killing three women and dumping their bodies into trash bags. 35-year-old michael madison is accused of killing all three women within the last six to ten #ast cleveland. police and volunteers searched 40 empty homes over the weekend, but no other bodies have been found. the mayor says madison may have been influenced by cleveland serial killer, anthony sal vo convicted of killing 11 women. a german roller coaster maker is inspecting a ride after a woman fell to her death. she had been riding the texas giant, dubbed the tallest steel hybrid coaster in the world reaching 14 stories high. witnesses say the woman expressed concern about her lap belt not being secure as the ride was starting. the german manufacturer said it never had any problems with safety bars on any of the dozens of coasters it has built around
the world. 6:41. coming up, ap scores thrown out for hundreds of high schoolers. why students say they're being punished for something that is not their fault and why their college enrollment may now be in jeopardy. 6:42. taking a live look at san jose. mid level motion tour. ladies, before you fight that uphill battle against your hair, i'll tell you when the humidity will really settle in and finally when it will leave. we've got thunderstorms in the forecast. lots to talk about coming up. better watch my hair as well. looking over here, north 101. this is the backup forming north of 680. we have this building for the south bay and also the update for that mountain lion hit in los altos hills. i'll give you the latest from chp and our crew that just arrived coming up. we're also waiting for the royal baby. we're back with a live report from buckingham palace as we give you a live look outside st. mary's hospital.
this morning, the royal baby is on the way as duchess katherine goes into labor in ln. we have a live look at st. mary's hospital in london. the royal couple arrived early this morning without a police escort, slipped inside through a ÷ all the media lined up outside. how in the world did they do that? "today in the bay's" danielle lee live outside buckingham pam las this morning a. low-key arrival for the royal couple, but plenty ofxlñ fanfare awaits when that baby is born. >> reporter: that is true. there's something about watching the clock that makes time move extremely slow. if you look behind me around buckingham palace, tourists are
walking around, asking us wjgi do we know. so many here hoped to be here when the baby was born. outside of st. mary's hospital, outside of that private lindo wing, guards are standing by. kate has been in the hospital in labor for more than eight 4ñhou. we hear things are progressing normally. we're waiting to hear that this baby has arrived. when that happens, a signed medical document will be brought out of the hospital into buckingham palace displayed on an easel. we'll know the baby's gender, weight and maybe eye color. it could be a couple weeks before we know the baby's name. because of that, a lot of people here are excited, they want to take part in the event, they're betting on the gender and the name of the baby. many people hope they won't have to wait a couple weeks to find out what the couple does name the child. there is a sense of history because this child will likely inherit the throne regardless oñ their gender and be the first to
do that. so a very significant moment for much of the world and much of great britain as everyone watches and waits. live in london, danielle lee, back to you. >> anticipation certainly building, there and here across the pond. >> itr@3 says it's 86 degrees london right now. >> what's going on? >> that ought to induce a little labor, huh? >> the heat is on. >> it certainly is. we're going well. we'll see highs right around here in the heat of the day, only in the hottest cities across the bay area. f1 o hopefully you had a fantastic weekend. weather was nice. not too hot, temperatures did come up. going to drop them off. down from the 90s tocu the upp 80s. 59 degrees to start in?ñ san jo. 62n in vun any vale. at 57 to start the day in concord. we have a really interesting
forecast. i really look forward to this time of year because typically we have some of the best weather all year long. we are still going to hold on to that, especially around the bay. we're going to add a little moisture, a little humidity. it's almost going to feel like florida as we head through the next couple days. all this moisture starts to push tint bay area from thesi)asout. today we're talking a 5%, 10% chance of seeing showers and thunderstorms tomorrow. we ramp up the chance to about 20% to 30%. that will be the case for wednesday as well. let's talk about what we're expecting. we stop the clock at noon today, clouds streaming in from the south, mostly cloudy at that point. all the way from san jose to fremont, still getting sunshine from santa rosa to san francisco. that will change between 12:00 and 4:00. mostly cloudy over the greater bay area to finish off the day. look at this. this is something you might not expect. showers move in when we meet back here tomorrow morning. we're going to be tracking these on the radar for you. you can see that on your futurecast. i can tell you right now
embedded within some of that shower activity, we are expecting thunderstorms. 88 in livermore, 74 in fremont, 63 in san francisco. the good news is we're not going to see temperature extremes. they'll hover in the upper 80s to low 90s. we will ha the humidity with us all the way through thursday. not as sticky icky thursday through sunday. late thursday, though. that's the great news for all of nice suits. >> thank you very much. it loves the humidity. no, it doesn't. north 101 here, this is the issue we have a lot of slowing. a crash happened in the last few minutes. north of here at mckee, close to alum rock, basically the same exit. we have the slowing here for all lanes. the map shows this is the segment that already had the build. now down to speeds in the upper 50s approaching off of tully road. the crawl clearing by the time
you get to 880.kq that's the focus of the commute. it might mean folks are traveling down 280. it means folks will travel off as they hear about this crash. not so bad for the south bay. flow of traffic north 280 approaching mag layne nah. there was not a slowdown until chp arrived. they say indeed that mountain [a lion, itp ñ looks like it was h and killed by another car that may be in the area. the spectators are slowing because there is activity. but it's all off to the shoulder. an unusual slowdown. you don't expect that this time of morning. heading over to the peninsula. the approach off the san mateo bridge, very smooth. the earlier crash at the san mateo toll plaza cleared without any major incidents. it's a nice easy drive over the bay. look at the folks coming westbound with you. the bay bridge toll plaza had a nice backup as well.
we had the metering lights turnedzer on at about 6:00. the lanes backed up to west grand. look at this 880 over crossing, nice smooth drive and it's not until you get to the flat section until you see the slowing. 40s through san pablo. that's pretty light out of the maze. back to you. 6:51. san francisco police investigating a violent home invasion robbery this morning. it happened at a home near theh intersection of palo avenue and 3rd street. police say three people broke into the home and stabbed a person inside in the chest. officers arrested one man, still looking for two other suspects, a man and a woman. a witness tells us the man police arrested and the victim were both taken to the hospital. there is no word on their condition. it is 6:51. the estranged wife of the limo driver involved in the fiery accident that killed five women on the san mateo bridge is
breaking her silence, and she's making startling claims about her husband, the driver, including the accusation that he was talking to her on his cell phone and was distracteded minutes before the:giç limo bur into flames. "today in the bay's" bob redell is live near the san mateo bridge with what else she hadq"z sachlt bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. that's right, she is break her silence. rachel hernandez-brown says she was arguing with her husband, orville brown on the phonenanx minutesk#ore this tragedy and she's raising concerns that he was too distracted to react quickly when the limo burst into flames. hernandez-brown tells nbc bay area her husband even turned up women in the back of the limo e- couldn't hear them fighting. >> cussing me out saying, would you listen to me, i can't really talk because i have clients in the car. i can't be unprofessional. and that's when i said, well maybe you need to pay attention to the road and leave me alone and do your job.
>> reporter: what remains unclear is if an argument slowed his response when one of the passengers started pounding on the closed partition. in the past the driver's attorney denied that brown was on the phone at the time of the fire. a new bride and four friends died in the fire on the san mateo bridge, the cause of which is still under investigation. four other women escaped. when reached by phone, orville ricky brown responded to his wife's claims by telling nbc bay area, quote, i have no comment other than to say there will be a full investigation. reporting live here at the san mateo bridge, bob redell, "today in the bay." 6:53. the suspect in the murder of the leader of san jose's hells angels club goes to trial today. this is a picture of jeffrey pettigrew killed at a bra at a casino two years ago. the president of nicaraguan
chapter is accuse of- shooting and killing pettigrew. investigators in east palo alto are asking for the public's help to track down the person who shot and killed a 30-year-old man in the middle of the day. the man was shot to death in his car about 3:00 saturday afternoon near the corner oflarksspur drive and o'connor street. the shooting is not believed to be gang related. the head of the naacp will hold a special news conference this afternoon to talk about the george zimmerman verdict. over the weekend hundreds of rallies were held nationwide in support of trayvon martin. in san jose, hundreds gathered outside san jose city hall to discuss race in america and call on states to overturn the stand your ground law. at least 22 states have
currently had laws similar to florida. >> san jose's controversial pension reforms have their first test in court today. a santa clara county superior court judge will hear arguments on measure b. the measure reduces pensions for new hires and would require current employees to contribute more of their salary toward their pension. voters overwhelmingly approved the plan last year. city employee unions argued their pension rates are protected under a precedent established by past court decisions. it could be months before a judge issues a ruling. important test scores have been thrown out for hundreds of students on the peninsula. high schoolers in millbrae say they're being punished for something that wasn't their fault and it's putting their college enrollment in jeopardy. christie, this all started because of a seating arrangement? >> reporter: yeah, that's the unusual part about this, but there's so much frustration and outrage that the school has set up a meeting to talk with parents about this at 7:00.
but the students, as you said, are saying, look, we didn't do anything wrong but we're being punished. they could have their advanced placement test scores thrown out and this could affect more than 200 students at mills high school. thezñ testing service is not investigating whether students are cheating or not, what they're doing is looking into seating irregularities. that was the reason given forzo this when the tests were taken in may. they're trying to figure out what went wrong. apparently there are protocols on the distance between desk and table size per student. the students can can retake the test but they say they don't want to. they started a website calling whyweneedourtestscoresback.com. they say the delay is disrupting their college enrollment plans. on the site a student wrote my college application is on hold
due to the di delay of the ap test scores. if i cannot turn in my ap test scores as soon as possible, my application may be withdrawn. please reconsider the board decision. another wrote, a year's worth of classes, hard work and sleepless nights cannot be replicated in just three weeks. that person identified themselves as jason xiang. two meetings about this, again, tonight at 7:00 and wednesday night at 7:00. reporting live in millbrae, christie smith, "today in the bay." a new study finds free lunch programs have meals going uneaten. a report by the california food policy advocates of oakland claims the number of federally paid lunches for california youth fell by about 40% from 2006 to 20126789 schools in low income areas are still serving summer lunches even with limited
classes. but 83% of california's loa=[ income kids are not showing up. schools and cafeteria managers are discussing ways to at strakt some of those students next summer. want to check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. a lot of kids out of school for the summer. what's the forecast hold? >> it's going to be a beautiful day. thank you laura and marla. good morning at 3?home. a live picture here. 88 degrees inland, 75 at the bay. i'm here with you every 15 minutes until 11:30, along with my truss stay pal and excellent traffic reporter mike inouye. >> north 101 is slowing. at least it's moving now. there's a crash north of here north of alum rock. it involves a big rig and pallets on the back. folks getting by in both directions. it's slow. look at the map north of there.
from tullie road toward 880. slowing towards the airport. the build is on for the south bay. 87 and 280 slowing slowdowns, north 280 toward magdalena, the mountain lion was kit and killed. it's slowing. potentially fish and game will be arriving. there's also a car on the shoulder. be careful. back to!you. >> be good to know. one final check of the day's top stories. san francisco police looking for two suspects in a violent roob by. police say three people broke into a home in the bayview district. there are a confrontation. at least 75 people confirmed dead after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake in northwestern china. 14 people are missing, more than 400 others are injured. officials say almost 2,000 homes were either destroyed or heavily damaged in that quake. we leave you with this live look at st. mary's hospital in
london. the royal baby is on the way, but he or she is not here yet. kate has been in the hospital for about nine hours. stay with nbc bay area for the latest. have a great day. good morning. she's in labor. the duchess of cambridge heads to the hospital overnight, and the eyes of the world fixed on that door where we will get the first word of the arrival of the new prince or princess. we have got it all covered for you live today, monday, july 22nd, 2013. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," the birth of the royal baby, with matt lauer, and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today." it's 7:00 a.m. on the west coast. >> i am david gregor