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one family tries to stay warm on this cold. right now at 11:00, everything gone, devastation tonight when one family tries to stay warm on this cold night. the culprit? a space heater placed in a dangerous location. i'm jessica aguirre. >> and i'm raj mathai. a dinner time fire swept through this apartment complex. families escaped without their
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belongings. everyone did get out safely including an 18-month-old girl. this happened in pittsburgh. >> firefighters got two calls simultaneously. one here and one not far away. the other challenge was to get everyone out. when you look at the flames and smoke it's hard to believe no one was hurt in this two-alarm fire in pittsburg. >> i thought i had the smoke down behind the bed coming up. i didn't know what to do. >> reporter: she grabbed her 18-month-old niece and ran to safety. the fire started around dinner time. >> we are finding that the space
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heater was plugged in using an extension cord and there was a lot of clothing and card board boxes nearby. >> reporter: this woman had to wake up her husband. >> i was shaking and crying earlier. wait, i need to get something. >> reporter: unfortunately, stephen had nothing to say. he and his family lost everything. >> i lost everything, passport, closing, all gone. but i don't care. we have life. >> reporter: two units were destroyed. the red cross is here to help those families. reporting drive, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. a lot of families are blasting the heat tonight. tonight is colder than it was yesterday. nbc bay area's chief meteorologist jeff ranieri is watching the temperatures. how cold was it tonight? >> temperatures tonight are dropping into the upper 30s, 39
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specifically in pittsburg. the coldest from santa rosa to napa. livermore with 37 and right down here in morgan hill, 36. i want to take a closer look at the south bay. it's not only one location in the 30s. but san martine at 32. morgan hill reading 37, saratoga, 36 and alameda county, really beginning to plummet in the higher elevations of the east bay. walnut creek, 34 and pleasanton at 37. we're tracking how low for tomorrow morning in about 15 minutes. how would you feel about a
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15% water rate hike. terry mcsweeney is in. >> people are look at the drought as the reason why is rates are going up. it looks like 30% next month and 35% come july. this is the city council meeting right now. a large crowd on hand for the council's final decision on the proposal which they passed unanimously last month pending public discussion. now comes the public discussion. the average bill for a single family home would go up from $36 to $49 january 1th and to $64 in july. >> so many of our residents are lower and fixed income and will be financially devastated. our water and trash bills are already high. the raise is certain to have a domino effect on local
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businesses as well. >> we are given more base numbers and let's speculate they are unjustified. many are unwilling to trust this sleight of hand. >> reporter: the city says it has to raise rate because the supreme court said that tiered water rates are illegal in some cases. the council is still hearing public input on the plan. live in milpitas, terry mcsweeney. tonight, san francisco supervisors turned down $80 million to build a new stand alone jail. while they agree a new jail is needed, constructing a new jail is not the answer. the supervisors would like a new facility that focuses on mental health and substance abuse
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treatment. taking action against gun violence. the city public safety meeting bans high capacity clips. it is illegal to buy them in california but a council member says that the state needs tougher gun laws. >> now we need to shut down this other route where guns are ending up in the hands of criminals and ending up to be used to hurt people. >> i don't think it is going to solve anything. the criminals aren't going to obey the law any way. a hayward teen from mt. eden high school was taken into custody after posting threats on social media. the student has been booked. as for the scare in los angeles all schools in the l.a.
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unified school district will reopen tomorrow morning. today, though, was a mess. more than a half million students and teachers were told to stay away from their campuses. the fbi and local police investigated an e-mail sent to school leaders claiming that explosives were left at schools. a similar threat was sent to new york city officials but in new york they decided to leave their schools open. you're never going to be president of the united states by insulting -- >> i'm at 42 and you're at 3. >> spirited moments at the g.o.p. presidential debate as donald trump takes fire. the terrorist attack on san bernardino and national security dominating the debate. jean elle has more on the debate and how it played to others
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watching. >> reporter: republicans in san francisco listened closely as the candidates detailed how they would defeat isis. watchers opening joyed the personal attacks that so many people have come to expect. >> he is a chaos candidate and he would be a chaos president. >> he has failed in his campaign. it has been a total disaster. nobody cares. >> reporter: the personal attacs continue at the g.o.b. debate but on the heels of terrorist attacks in san bernardino and paris. >> this is the most sophisticated terror group. >> the nine candidates got specific about defeating isis. >> you would carpet bomb where isis is, not a city but the location of the troops. >> we have a phobia about boots on the ground. >> san francisco young republicans gathered to watch the debate. listening for a candidate with a plan they support. >> we need to keep two things in mind. the liberties of the american people and not infringe judge on
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privacy but we need to make sure we are safe. >> some want to put boots on the ground, some don't. somebody said they want to wipe out the people's families. that's -- that doesn't set right with me. >> people like what -- >> trump maintained muslim immigrants are not welcome and syrian refugees should be removed. >> and if obama has brought some to this country they are leaving. they're going. they're gone. >> nbc bay area political analyst says that voters go it a good look at the candidates' differences. >> there are pretty fundamental differences and at stake is the heart of the republican party as we approach the nomination season. >> there is one more g.o.p. debate before the iowa caucuses and donald trump says he will not run as an independent and stick with the republican party. >> thank you, jean. will it or won't it?
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the federal reserve is set to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade. the fed could wait a little longer before hiking rates. right now, too many times on an international flight a passenger is disruptive and walks away. >> rowdy and unruly passengers, disrupti disrupting flights. enforcement is not keeping up. i'm steven stock. coming up, we investigate disturbance in our skies, putting your safety at risk but with little consequences. it's the dodge of his life that saved his life. here what is going through this driver's mind days after this near miss on 280. putting people before politics. >> and the other presidential race the nation is closely watching.
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steal beam. the driver who survived a massive, heavy beam blasting through thwi almost impaled by a run away steel beam. the driver who survived the massive heavy beam blasting through his car is sharing his story. he says he is lucky to live through this experience. last friday he was driving down southbound 280 in sap hose when a beam fell off a big rig, bounced off the road and came through the windshield of his bmw. >> i would have died. i keep looking at the picture. just hardly believe it right now, yeah. just one moment. life and death is right there. >> it is a moment he says he'll
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never forget. he only suffered a few minor scratches and bruises. the obama administration is changing the way it alerts the public about possible threats. an announcement is expected to be made tomorrow on the heels of terror attacks in san bernardino and paris. the new system will better inform the public about threats to the united states. we'll find out the details tomorrow. as it happened to you, a rowdy pass passenger on your flight. what is the punishment and who is in charge? steven stock is with us. and we hear about these and see the cell phone video but then the story disappears. >> reporter: that's right, causing chaos on a flight is a federal crime. we combed through thousands of complaints over the years, everything from smoking in the restroom to charging the cockpit
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and sex in the air. we learned that enforcement remains stagnant and that allows some rowdy passengers to walk free. airline passengers out of control. >> stop touching me! >> please contact law enforcement personnel. >> reporter: according to the airline industry it's a growing problem nationwide. including here in the bay area. >> you could smell the alcohol just wafting up. that was very strong. >> reporter: this woman remembers the fear when her pilot landed at a new airport. the crew restrained the man before landing in phoenix where the pilot addressed the cabin. >> he said someone on the plane
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is being unruly. they would spend the night in a phoenix jail than continue on to dallas. >> reporter: but he spent the night in the hotel because american airlines declined to press charges and the passenger was free to fly the next day. we asked why they released the passenger and a spokesman says they do not comment on legal matters. >> i was really surprised that it sends out this message i did this and nothing happened. >> we have an emergency. >> going to kill himself and everybody on board. >> reporter: stories like these are more common than you might expect. federal law bans interfering with a flight crew. but airlines are not required to report rowdy passengers to the faa. nasa maintains a database where crew members can report
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incidents not officially reported to the faa. we found passengers smoking cigarettes, assaulting flight attendants and having sex in the restroom. since 2001, nasa received a sharp increase in the number of complaints. >> it's a rare occurrence in the context of the number of flights but a growing problem. >> reporter: harry flint says that his organization has seen an increase in unruly passenger complaints around the world. often the incidents happen but have no repercussions. >> too many times on an international flights a passenger is disruptive. >> reporter: he blames the loophole that allows some passengers to walk free. they want to encourage nations to adopt new standards that would give authorities more enforcement power. >> understanding that unruly
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behavior will be brought before a court. >> reporter: from 2001 to 2014 only 11% of the cases referred to the faa rise to the level of criminal prosecution. those odds don't discourage some passengers from bad behavior. >> it's kind of an exciting experience. >> reporter: philipp kessler owns the mile high club, a website that allows travellers to brag about their in-flight sexual exploits. we asked why a growing number of passengers are joining the club. >> it's not legal. i think that adds to the mystique because of the potential for being arrested. >> reporter: if prosecutes unruly passengers can face $25,000 in fines and potential jail time. >> i think an airline, you don't -- i just think you don't mess around. it's not a place to mess around.
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>> reporter: and experts we talk with say it does impact safety. we talked to commercial pilots and flight attendants about all of this. none wanted to go on camera. they did all tell me that they see a lot of these disturbances and they have increased exponentially over the last few years. they say as more and more people fly and more commercial airlines try to cram more passengers into the planes to increase the bottom line. >> we are crammed into those flights. if you have a tip about this story or any other story give us a call. or you can send us an e-mail. bad behavior everywhere. jeff ranieri joins us with the micro climate forecast and cold tonight. >> yes, you need to get the new jacket out that you got recently and used tomorrow morning.
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i need the scarf and gloves as well. you can see the temperatures as low as 30 degrees in the north bay for the average. san francisco at 43. and in the south bay, down to 36. we pinpointed some of the coldest locations. napa at 29 degrees. walnut creek feeling the chill as well at 30. morgan hill, 30 degrees. and gilroy down to our coldest, 27. once we get over the cold tomorrow morning where do we go after that? the high pressure is building off shore and that is good enough to keep the storm systems away for the next 48 hours. around the backside of this, though, it's going to pump in the cool air through tomorrow afternoon and we'll keep it sunny an enjoyable day as long as you have the jacket with you. leave the umbrella in the backseat for the next two days. looking at the micro climate forecast, wednesday sunny skies, nice crisp fall air.
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56 in cupertino. morgan hill the same thing. it's a carbon copy no matter where you are traveling. you get a break from that micro climate weather we have. in san francisco, 54 degrees. north bay, east bay and tri-valley, beautiful day. 57 and sunny skies. for the east bay, walnut creek at 56. a touch warmer in oakland at 59. the bay waters help to moderate the temperatures a little bit this time of year when you are by the bay. the try valley at 58 in danville. we are talking about the changes. the storm system approaches by friday. but the best chance of rainfall from that next storm system will be early saturday morning from 1:00 to 7:00 a.m. then after that we're still looking at a few more disturbances from sunday through wednesday. the way it looks now, four-day totals from saturday through at
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least next tuesday and wednesday are one to about three inches. who would have the highest amount? right now the bulls-eye goes to marin, napa and sonoma counties, 2 to 4 inches of rain. and a five-day total of 1 to 2 inches. great news on the weather front. and a great christmas party tonight at nbc bay area. it was fun. >> we did have fun. some of us had too much fun. >> up next, the shampoo that claims to give you beautiful lush hair but ended up doing the opposite. >> mark wahlberg is here. plus we have sheryl crow and an acapella medley. do not change the channel. it's good. r.
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=vo= it's a headset that sends electric waves to the brain, preventing cancer s a promising new device in the fight against brain cancer. it is a headset that sends electric waves to your brain. the device made by an israeli based company costs up to $20,000 a month. it doesn't cure but adds about 5 months to their lives. a beauty product turns ugly. a class action lawsuit has been filed against wen. wen promises hair groetsd but not hair loss. hundreds are accusing them of not telling at products that led
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to hair loss. the warriors made surprise appearances throughout the bay area. geraud moncure shows us next. while dubs coach steve kerr
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still has no time-table for his return from his leave of bs geraud moncure here in the
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there is no return for the return from a leave of absence. steve kerr will increase the workload with the team. the gm added the coach plans to test his readiness for a full-fledged return to the job. it gives the players an opportunity to get back to the fundamentals and the basics. >> just to get better each and every day now. that's always our goal. before we got away from that because it became about keeping the streak alive. so just to get better each and every time we step on the floor. the keyword is getting back to execution. and being sharp. with the playoff hopes alive thanks to the comeback on sunday, the raiders turn their attention to a better offense in the packers on sunday.
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aaron rodgers is averaging 25 points a game. >> a great quarterback and you can never underestimate that. they have quality receivers that can get open and a big running back. we're going to have our hands full. >> the sharks on the road skating to snap a six-game losing streak in montreal. san jose takes the 1-0 lead. seconds into the second period, a shot and the sharks win it 3-1. and finally we see harrison barnes, the black falcon sweeping into dick's sporting goods. presenting each player with a
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$100 gift card and helped the youngsters shop for items the squad needed.
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the drought is affecting all of us. at pg&e we've definitely put a focus on helping our agricultural customers through the drought. when they do an energy efficiency project and save that money they feel it right in their pocket book. it's exciting to help a customer with an energy efficiency project because not only are they saving energy but they are saving water. we have a lot of projects at pg&e that can help them with that and that's extremely important while we're in a drought. it's a win for the customer and it's a win for california. together, we're building a better california.
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the airwaves with ads. =nats= ut the presidential election is
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11 months away but the candidates are already flooding the air waves with ads. >> that man is frank underwood. >> america, i'm only getting started. is there that's good. >> right? >> there's only one catch with this commercial, it's not an ad for a real presidential candidate but for the hit netflix show "house of cards." the commercial ran during the republican debates letting everyone know that season four of "house of cards" will be released in march. >> what will claire do? see you tomorrow. ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests, mark wahlberg, bill burr, musical guest, shery

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