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and good morning to you. thank you for joining us for the 11:00 show. i'm peggy bunker. >> and i'm scott mcgrew. we're going to begin with new details on the case of a bay area mother accused of attacking a student. she claims the boy bullied her daughter. this morning, the mother made her first court appearance. nbc bay area's christie smith live outside the courthouse in santa rosa. now, christie, the mother admits to confronting the boy, but she says she didn't touch him, right? >> reporter: yeah, that's exactly right. and the attorney for the mother told the court that he has evidence that would show that this boy probably made up the story about her going for his throat. he says that the mom did go to the school and told him to stop bullying the daughter, but did
not touch him. 30-year-old delia garcia-bratcher arrived in court with her attorney and supporters by her side. it was a very brief court appearance. no charges filed. and her attorney told the court he would share that evidence, but didn't say exactly what it was. the 30-year-old is accused of going to her kid's school, olivet elementary charter school on friday, and confronting a 12-year-old she believed was bullying her 10-year-old daughter and then grabbing him by the throat. the attorney says it did not happen that way, that she didn't touch him. she told him to stop being a brat and tormenting the girl and he says she just stood up for her daughter. he told reporters outside, how long are you supposed to wait as a parent while your child is bullied before you intervene? >> people all over the world for standing up for her daughter. it's that simple. >> you make her sound like the mother of the year. >> she is the mother of the year. she is the mother of the year. she did nothing wrong. her daughter was being bullied and she confronted the bully,
what is wrong with that? >> reporter: he said that reports that she confronted the wrong child aren't true, but he would not say exactly how long this alleged bleeding was going on or what it was about. he said that the school should step up in these situations. we called the superintendent, didn't hear back, but earlier, she said that they didn't know about reports of bullying going on. when this happened, officials took photos that showed marks on the boy's neck and he said those could be made up, too. the dach.a. is saying that case still under investigation. they're waiting for that evidence from the attorney. the next court date is on june 19th. reporting live in santa rosa, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> continues to develop. okay, thank you, christie. at 11:02, a case of what police are calling possible stockholm syndrome. the woman, now 25, says she was just 15 years old when she was abducted by this man, isidro garcia. he was dating her mother at the
time. she alleges that he drugged and kidnapped her from the family home, keeping her hiding in plain sight for over a day. garcia forged i.d.s for the pair so they could get married. two years ago, she gave birth to a baby who is fourfathered by t man. some neighbors say they're completely shocked by the news, who said they were the perfect couple. >> by understanding is that there was repeated sexual assaults. on two occasions, she tried to escape, he caught her and beat her for her efforts. >> garcia repeatedly told girl that her mother and father had forgotten about her, but reports show her mother did file a missing persons report immediately after she was kidnapped and launched significant search efforts after her daughter disappeared. a man was arrested overnight for inciting a riot after police officers shot and killed a suspect on the streets of salinas. investigators say diego garcia taunted officers, and harassed a
police dog, and ask ed others t join in. he and hundreds other filled the streets last night in response to a police shooting on tuesday. officers shot and killed a man because they say he lunged at them with garden shears. video of that shooting was posted to youtube, leading to last night's protest. and san francisco police are urging people in chinatown to keep their doors locked after several reports of a man targeting elderly neighbors. in the last month alone, investigators note four robberies, all within blocks of each other. they're happening at residential hot hotels, where the suspect manages to get inside people's room. yesterday, the well-dressed man stole a diamond ring from a room. earlier, the same man posed as an exterminator and hit her and took her cash. >> and went into someone's purse and took her money. and once that person tried to stop them, he punched her in the
stomach. >> police say the suspect is not asian, but sometimes speaks chinese. in san jose, police are looking for a man caught on surveillance video, using a shotgun to rob a store. the robbery happened on north capital avenue may 9th, but police are just now releasing the video. they say the suspect hit a customer in the face with that shotgun, and then pointed it at a worker, demanding money. the getaway driver was waiting for him in a silver toyota sedan outside. the pair got away with some cash, but we have not been told how much. and the cal football player accused of attacking a man near the berkeley campus will be back no court this morning to hear the evidence against him. the 20-year-old pleaded not guilty to assault charges stemming from an alleged beating earlier this month. police say that drew punched another student after the other student's dog reportedly bit drew and drew kicked the dog. drew has been indefinitely suspended from cal's football program. 49ers' alden smith will have to wait until the end of july to
find out exactly how much time he'll be spending in jail. yesterday, the 24-year-old pleaded no contest to three felony weapons charges and one misdemeanor drunk driving charge. no contest plea means that he did not technically admit guilt, but the judge proceeds as if he's guilty as charged. he could spend a little more than four years in jail. new at 11:00, 50 u.s. senators have written a letter to the nfl commissioner, asking the league to change the fame of the washington redskins. it comes after the aftermath of tough sanctions against the owner of the l.a. clippers' basketball team for racist remarks. in the letter, the senators say the football league should no longer use redskins, calling it a racial slur. the nfl says the intent of the team name has always been to present a strong and respectful image. a nearly 5,000-acre wildfire burning out of control in arizona this morning and hundreds of firefighters and hot shot crews have teamed up to fight the flames on the ground
and hopefully from the sky. this is all happening near sedona, arizona. that's where nbc's miguel almaguer joins us with the latest. >> reporter: good afternoon. here at base camp, crews are pouring in from all across the region. some 500 firefighters are on the ground. there's also a strike team in the air, attacking this blaze, that is moving quickly through forestland. the fire has charred some 5,000 acres and is zero percent contained. it's a wind-fueled fire, and drought conditions fanning these flames at an extremely high speed and a fast growth rate. crews say they are going to make progress today, but the big concern is going to be those erratic winds. they expect wind conditions to calm a bit today, but they do expect it to shift, possibly turning this fire in multiple directions. >> we're in a much better condition than we certainly were yesterday. lots of resources, doing a lot of work, and we don't have a lot
of wind this morning. >> some 300 homes are threatened by this blaze, but 3,000 homeowners even noticed they may have to evacuate at any moment. this fire still touch and go, though crews are making progress on the front lines. now back to you. >> thank you. so far, no structures have been destroyed in this wildfire. crews are hoping that remain truce, but that's going to depend on which way the wind blows. federal officials have recommended that the u.s. attorney's office file charges against a bay area tree trimming company for hurting rare birds. official wildfire investigators say ernesto palido allowed his crews to tree trims even though nests were in the trees. he didn't think the birds were being hurt. but a nearby bird rescue said they treated five herons with injurieies consistent with fall. the birds are protected by the
federal government. crews will spray insecticide near the san jose/campbell border. the insecticide is deadly to mosquitos, but not toxic to humans and animals. the move comes less than a week after several mosquitos collected from the area tested positive more west nile. officials say it's the earliest they've ever found them in santa clara county. a beside stretch of better 280 near at&t park will be closed starting tonight through memorial day weekend. that means traffic in the city will be worse than usual, especially if you plan on heading to the ball game. here is the area we're talking about. again, southbound 280 in san francisco, between sixth street and highway 101. the construction will start tonight at 9:00, continue until tuesday morning. many women who choose to have a double mastectomy may not need the surgery at all. researchers at the university of michigan studied nearly 1,500 breast cancer survivors who had not had a reoccurrence of the
disease. just under 10% of these patients had had a double mastectomy. when they studied the mastectomy patients further, nearly 70% did not have a family history of the disease or a genetic risk for reoccurrence. women without these risk factors have a very small chance of developing cancer in their health breast and could have been treated with a lumpectomy instead. still to come, a dead whale washes ashore near a popular bay area beach and now biologists are trying to figure out what to do now. it's hard to believe, a baby girl goes parasailing by herself. and now investigators are looking to charge her parents. and the crowd is going wild out here at municipal stadium, where the san jose giants are taking on santa. are you guys a excited? they're excited, because it's education day as well. we're taking you live to the ball mark, when nbc bay area news at 11:00 is back in moments.
this morning, we are learning that the boston bombing suspects used christmas lights inside their rice cooker bombs. prosecutors believe that tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev used the lights to make fuses and also used a remote control detonator made from model car parts. prosecutors say the brothers crushed and emptied fireworks to make the explosive fuel. those bombs killed three people including a child at the 2013 boston marathon. prosecutors say that dzhokhar admits his role in the bombing, but denies that anyone else helped them. dzhokhar was found hiding inside a boat. you might remember this surveillance footage here. prosecutors say he scrawled a message on the boat about his brother who died after a standoff with police.
he said, quote, in this note, i do not mourn because his soul is very much alive. god has a plan for each person. mine was to hide in this boat and shed some light in our actions. investigators say the big rig that caused a bush to crash in southern california hit a car before it jack knifed and lost its load of steel pipes. the bus flipped while trying to avoid those pipes on interstate 10 near the california/arizona border yesterday. four passengers were killed, numerous others hurt. passenger ana perez says she was breast-feeding her 12-day-old baby when the bus started to role. she said she clutched newborn to her chest and held on as tight as she could. when it came to rest, the passengers on either side of her were dead. she had bruises on her chest and back, but otherwise okay. her baby not hurt as well. a tough story here. a mother is being honored for her heroic act of delivering a baby from a dying mother. when she saw a suv rolled over,
a pregnant woman, and her father were all thrown from the suv. she saw a laceration on the woman's abdomen and her baby was already coming out. she reacted. >> it was a shock. you do what you can with what you have. i had someone's shoe lace and some basic knowledge, and having had children yourself, it doesn't scare you. >> the baby survived, but tragically, her mother did not. the toddler and the children's father suffered minor injuries. here's a photo from yesterday's tribute. texas law enforcement officials flew out to give her that award. >> just astonishing. here's something to think about, as the weather heats up, we're heading towards summer very quickly and kids of course running to the water to cool off. >> in florida, two children were shocked while in a swimming pool for real. terrify thing incident caught on camera. the girl highlighted here gets an electric shop when she touches that metal rail in the pool. now, the man there, dragged her out of the water. the girl's brother also shocked.
officials say a wiring connected to an underwater light was faulty. fortunately, they will be okay. but terribly, terribly scarey. >> and lucky those rescuers weren't hurt. >> and people noticed. even in a family pool. and a family in kentucky, true mystery. >> the family dog was missing for hours, only to return home with an incision from surgery. they let him out, he didn't return for about an hour, so they began looking for him. that night, rosco finally came home and he had an incision on his back hip. they called the vets in the area, no one admitted to doing any kind of surgery >> that's weird. >> boy. charges could soon be filed against the parents who let their 11-month-old baby girl parasail by herself. >> we showed you a little video before the commercial. authorities in india say the parents were okay with the little girl being lifted 40 feet into the air by the parachute. it happened yesterday at a sporting event. in media reports, the parents say the girl had training for
the stunt. charges could be filed against the event organizers as well. >> hard to believe all those people there present -- >> nobody said anything. >> nobody said, hey, this might not be such a good idea. 11:17 right now. this is pretty controversial. two drugs in one bottle and it's going to the market right here in california. >> so it's being billed as marijuana syrup. it's a combination of soda and candy and cough medicine. and this product actually doesn't contain cough medicine codeine, it does contain thc, cannabis compounds. it costs 45 bucks for a 2-ounce bottle. so far, it is being sold legally in dispensaries in san diego and los angeles. meanwhile, marine biologists at a peninsula beach this morning to check out a humpback whale that seems to be moving its way to sea. >> take a look at this. this washed up, the whale, near the sea wall at the pillard point harbor. this is new video this morning. you can see the carcass of this baby whale has started to move south, the tides have come in, they're now pulling it back out.
not great news for biologists who want to get a look at this whale. it's not too clear. >> when i saw it, i kind of felt like, it doesn't really look like a whale. i thought it was a rock at first. but when a wave came in, it kind of moved -- >> when i drove by earlier today, i saw kind of a big black mass out towards the tip of the jetty, and i just thought it was a boat or something like that. >> well, no word yet on exactly what officials are planning to do about the whale. well, it is a beautiful day for baseball, so we went meteorologist christina loren out to the muni in san jose. >> she pulled the long straw, that's for sure. christina, you are out there for the giants education day. having a good time, i see. >> reporter: having a fantastic time pip mean, can you ask for anything more? take a look at this plate of ribs. we're having a beautiful day out here as well. you could not ask for a better tradition. 1,400 students from the south bay, all together here to learn about weather. we've had a great time so far.
and right now, as they're singing the national anthem, i'm going to do your weather for you, before i have words with my man. so starting with your forecast, temperatures right now, mostly in the 60s. we're at 64 degrees right now, clearing nicely in the south bay. 60 degrees in the east bay. on our way to about 80 degrees straight up in the south bay. so it will be warm, hard to tell how it's going to be so warm today. we have that overcast sky to start, but let me tell you right now, sunny sky, all across the bay area later on. 83 degrees, the forecasted high. in the north bay, let's get right to your weather headlines. they tell this story. as we head throughout the day today, whatever we do have left in terms of those low clouds, they're going to continue to clear out. we will become sunny throughout the day. as we head through the weekend, friday, saturday, and sunday, we are going to warm you up, big-time warming trend coming your way. temperatures will soar, and then we'll start to level off just a touch, as we get into your memorial day. in fact, temperatures will drop off and they'll be comfortable.
uh-oh! he's made his move. i've got to finish this forecast quickly. 84 degrees by friday in san jose. you can see that 88 degrees, oh, it's going to be warm out there sunday, but we'll cool you off just in time for the unofficial kickoff of summer. and as promised, we're back out here live. i'm with my good friends here. and you know, he actually facebooked me. he sent me a facebook message. this is why we came out here today. and i just want you to know that my heart beats for you. he's shy! you guys like him. it's perfect. he doesn't argue with me, scott and peggy. i can brush his hair, no complaint. so, yeah, we're having a good time. but i'm sorry, giante, i'm sorry. i'm off the market. >> yeah, she is, that's right, christina loren. >> all right, christina. >> those kids sounded great,
when they do the actual national anthem during the game. >> they're practicing right now. that's right. when we come back, a surprise for a south bay girl. instead of getting dinner, she gets to go to the world cup. the moment she found out, coming up after the break. first, mike honda stubbornly refused all debates. now honda's slinging mud, launching false attacks. isn't it time to put the old politics aside?
a san jose girl is headed to the world cup in brazil, all thanks to mcdonald's. >> 9-year-old carmen walks into the neighborhood mcdonald's, surprise! she finds out she's 1 of 26 kids nationwide selected by the fast food chain to escort a member from team usa on to the field when they play a world cup match. >> i didn't think we were going to win. >> do you still believe you won? >> it was fun. >> i've always been envious of
the kids i get to see do that. and for her to get a chance to do this, it's just incredible. >> carmen and her dad will be in brazil for five days. meanwhile, a postage stamp honoring gay rights activist harvey milk will be dedicated a to the white house today. today will be the first day that the stamp will be issueded. take a look at it here with a nice photo there. the commemorative stamp offers a smiling black and white photo of milk. he became one of the first openly gay elected officials when he won a seat on the san francisco board of supervisors in 1977. he was assassinated less than a year after taking office. another dedication ceremony will take place in san francisco tonight. and a bay area teenager will also return home later this week after placing third in the national geographic spelling bee. >> seventh grader, in hillsburg, his third place finish won him $10,000. the winner was from virginia.
who knew that equatorial new guinea was building a new capital. he winds a $50,000 scholarship and a trip to the galapagos islands with his family. >> and i said spelling bee, it was a geography bee. quite smart students there. very impressive. still to come this morning, extreme efforts to save a group of ducklings stomach in a storm drain. >> harder! oh, look. we have a bunch of...
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eight baby ducks have been rescued from a storm drain in massachusetts. >> that's right. after noticing a mother duck frantically pacing around a drain in their neighborhood, a couple called animal control and the department of public works. this is what they found right there. workers opened a drain and a team used a bucket and a duck call app on its cell phone to lure the babies out. one by one, the eight ducklings came out of the pipe. look how cute they are. the mother duck got a little bit scared by there the animal rescue, but hopefully mama duck will pick them up.
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