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ambushe two poli officersin thes . breaking overnight, officers ambushed. two police officers in the area of des moines, iowa, are found killed inside their squad cars. why the early signs point to targeted attacks. b.a.r.t. delays after an electrical problem on the tracks. the montgomery station was briefly shut down. we'll tell you how things are running now for your morning commute. an aggressive and unexpected crime on halloween night in one of the safest downtowns in the bay area. "today in the bay" starts right now. good wednesday morning. thank you for joining us. i'm sam brock. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. let's get straight to that forecast right now, a cool start for us today. >> you want a nice thick coat. low 40s around the bay area. patchy fog will be tracking for
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your morning commute. tri-valley, 46. 45 currently at fairfax in the north bay. so highs once we get rid of the cool start, 60s to low 70s. patchy fog, mostly sun nye skies. dry weather for wednesday. mike? >> patchy fog showing up on the road weather index in the north bay. no problems reported by chp. we'll track that for the morning commute. reports of a big rig on the shoulder. sounds like it might have lost a tire. they are in lanes southbound 880. we'll watch this until chp arrives on scene. also no delays reported. b.a.r.t. reports 14 trains on time. they did have a fire there. we'll follow up with bob in about a minute. >> thank you very much, mike. breaking news this morning in iowa. a story changing by the minute. two officers from two different
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departments killed overnight in ambush-style attacks. right,000 the search is on for the killer. a news conference was held within the last hour. the des moines police department said the shootings happened about midnight central time when officers responded to reports of shots fired. they found an urban dale police officer that had been shot while sitting in his car. another officer shot in his car blocks away. both officers are dead. a police spokesperson says there is clearly danger right now for all officers in the area. >> in all appearances it looks just like that, that these officers were ambushed. on the surface right now -- we're just a few hours into this, it doesn't look like there was any interaction between these officers and whoever the coward is that shot them while they sat in their cars. >> no arrests have been made.
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we're learning one of the school districts there is closed today. we'll corporate to update you on this developing story every 30 minut minutes. some scary moments on b.a.r.t. after an electrical explosion leads to delays overnight. >> "today in the bay's" bob redell live in millbrae with more on what happened and if it will impact your morning commute. >> reporter: good morning, laura and sam. a b.a.r.t. spokesperson tells us this morning that last night's electrical explosion in san francisco fortunately will not affect this morning's commute. just before midnight last night there was a minor explosion on the third rail at the montgomery street station in sf which resulted in a small fire and damaged a b.a.r.t. train as it passed over the location. no one on board the train was hurt. the fire department extinguished the small fire. b.a.r.t. had to shut down the montgomery street station until the smoke cleared. >> all of a sudden there was smoke. okay.
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we should get out. i knew it was going to take a long time. >> reporter: that one train damaged by the explosion has been taken out of service. b.a.r.t. hasn't indicated what caused the minor explosion. to reiterate, b.a.r.t. says service has returned to normal and what happened last night will not impact your morning commute. live in millbrae b.a.r.t. station, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> thank you very much, bob. a troubling crime to report now at one of the bay area's most popular downtown strips. a woman pepper sprayed and the jewelry she was wearing torn right off her body. this attack happened near busy university avenue. police say the woman was robbed by two men who ripped hess necklace and earrings right off her person. many people in the area say they're scared to walk down the
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street. >> it's very sad being a female that you're more susceptible to people coming after you than if you were a male. >> this happened right off university avenue. police say so far there's no surveillance video of the incident because the victim was blinded by pepper spray, they have no description of any suspects. now a developing story in san francisco. the police commission has chosen its three finalists nor police chief. the commission will hand the list over to mayor ed lee this morning. a source confirms to nbc bay area that toney chaplin and deputy chief denise schmitt are on the list. they haven't had a permanent chief since greg suhr be signed in may. the facility on san francisco streets is growing. a new city report says complaints about needles and other ex-kremt are up from last
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year. >> i definitely smell urine and fecal matter, definitely not dog fecal matter. >> right now the city is in the process of hiring additional cleanup crews. they're expected to be on the streets by the end of the year. 4:36. coming up, out of the woods for rain right now, but don't count it completely out of the forecast. >> we're tracking that for the weekend forecast. in the meantime, bundle up. temperatures in some spots in the low 40s. 48 in belvedere, plus tracking big waves headed to the coast. how high the surf will get later this week coming up when we come back. >> your live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. things are getting lighter. right where under where it says morning traffic, they've opened up all the cash lanes. we'll talk about your routes getting there. a new path for vta riders in the south bay, the brand new tunnel that will help riders get to the station. >> "nbc bay area responds." we've recovered over $300,000
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good morning to you. we're seeing the radar certainly dry out. these temperatures this morning, you're going to want to bundle up. low to mid 40s in the north bay and tri-valley. we'll talk about high surf ahead coming up. we're looking at your minimums here. east bay, interstate 80 from
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highway 4 to the maze, 14 minutes. that's a great drive, a rare thing in the morning. in the tri-valley, 23 minutes, already seeing the slowdown out of the altamont. through the heart of livermore, no delays. you're at speed. new clues into the final moments of malaysia airlines flight 370 which plunged into the indian ocean in march of 2014. australian investigators have issued new findings based on their analysis of recovered wing flap debris. it suggests the plane was driving with no one at the controls. previous theories claim the plane could have glided to a crash. vta will break ground on tunnel to improve access to a busy caltran station. crews will build a bike and pedestrian tunnel. it will provide safe passage under three railroad tracks and a new ramp will link brokaw to
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that upped pass. the $14 million project is expected to be finished by next summer. up next, a palo alto woman forgets her phone in an uber car. when she returns, you won't believe what she says happened next. the city by the bay this morning, we're on to game seven tonight in the world series. we'll have an update coming up. and also your full forecast. toss to weatherd traffic
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==miketraffic set== we're probably still about an hour or so away from the coolest temperatures of the morning. we continue sunrise now at 7:37 in the morning, this time of year a late sunrise. 53 right now, right near the water in san francisco, san jose at 50 degrees, mostly clear skies, pretty picture there. you can see from belvedere back to san francisco, 48 degrees. a little patchy fog. we'll be seeing some of that this morning around napa and santa rosa. visibility has dropped off to ability a mile, but improved slightly. the radar clearly has dried out and you can see a big storm out
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here to the west packing a lot of wind offshore. that is pushing a swell of 10 to 15 feet. once it hits the coastline, we'll see wave heights we think thursday to friday, breakers up to 20 feet plus. use caution there at the coast. as our temperatures warm up, you may be tempted to head out to the coastline. as you can see in our microclimate forecast, low 70s, south bay some of the warmest we'll see in the bay area. as you head into solano and contra cass sta counties, 72 around livermore. san francisco, cool start. should see numbers in the up pest 60s and upper 60s from know vat dough and trending warmer thursday and friday. high pressure keeping the rain off to the north. one chance for seeing showers late saturday into early sunday. but notice the rain projection here. a lot of that now is in the north bay. in fact, areas south of san francisco likely won't see anything. as you see in the rain estimate
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coming into the weekend, light rain, less than .10 inch expected there very efficiently on sunday. a dseven-day forecast. may get close to 80 degrees on friday. then clouds and cooling as we head through the weekend. rob? >> looking over here. roadways are very calm right now for the most part. the tri-valley a couple of problems. the first was southbound 680 at stoneridge. the tire wedged under the car, this one at el char row is eastbound. counter whatever morning commute there is right now. not much of one through livermore, the slowing out of the altamont pass very mild. it does add to our travel times for westbound 580. now 28 minutes. that's five minutes longer than at the beginning of the show. from grant line road, all the way to greenville, things open up. fine towards 680 and the dublin interchange. a smooth flow up the roadway.
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the bridges across the bay, richmond bridge, bay bridge, san mateo bridge, all reporting at speeds across the span. in the north bay, look at san rafael, we don't have problems here. it is registering around highway 101 north of novato. keep that in mind. as if your flights weren't already jammed pack, you can expect fuller planes as a new report is showing more people will beic that taking the the . >> for more on that, let's turn to landon dowdy at cnbc world headquarters. everyone wants to be with family. >> that's right. lots of fullness going on. wall street could start a little lower today, futures are mixed this morning. s&p 500 falling for a sixth straight session as investors continue the monitor the run-up to elections. the fed is wrapping up the two-day meeting this after none
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and is expected to signal it will raise interest rates next month. look for data to die on hiring in the private sector. the dow dropping to 18,037, nasdaq slipping five to 5,153. an airline trade group says more travellers will fly domestically, an estimated 27. 3 million people with the sunday after thanksgiving expected to be the busiest travel day. airlines are adding more seats through larger planes and additional flights. uber is teaming up with general motors on a test program allowing drivers in san francisco to rent vehicles through gm's maven car sharing service. a weekly rental rate of $179 plus taxes and fees.
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speelking of uber, an uber driver is under arrest this morning accused of sexual assault and stalking. palo alto police say this man picked up a woman and her husband over the weekend and took them home. shortly after the woman called him saying she left her phone in his car. when she went outside to get it, chef said the man suddenly kissed and groped her. an hour later he called her saying he was outside their home. she called police who tracked the driver to his home and arrested him. thousands of unsafe cars may be still on california roadways, more fallout over the potentially deadly tack cat that air bag deflators. the recall affects certain 2001 through 2003 hondas and acuras. the dmv says there's a lot of them, especially in the south bay. to see if your car is affected, we have the complete list.
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head to our website, nbcbayarea.com. >> maybe it's just pre christmas chatter, but more uproar over this year's holiday starbucks cup. it's green this year, not red. the artist says he drew the faces of more than 100 people with one continuous line. the idea starbucks says is to show unity during a time of divisiveness. some people are upset over the color and some customers are calling for the return of the red cup. so much for symbolism there. booking a table at a michelin rated restaurant can be a challenge. >> but you may be able to have a taste from manresa. it will start selling its popular bread nationwide. the hand crafted small-batch loads which will be baked, shipped on tuesdays. you can also find it at some
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south bay farmers markets. up next, we investigate a surge in gun store robberies and uncover the reasons behind this dangerous trend. we are staying on top of that breaking news out of iowa where the area around the state capital of des moines is shaken as the search continues for the man who shot and killed two police officers in their squad cars. we're posting immediate updates to our twitter page. also here at home, california's reservoirs have caught the attention of a european map maker, satellite imagery from 2001 to 2016. back in two minutes. sometimes we use k-y ultragel to enhance my body's natural
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let's take a live look outside. golden gate bridge this morning, certainly a cool start to our morning, but it should be a nice finish. looks like they're setting up the traffic lanes out there. we'll check in a bit with mike. no more pot smoke in san jose. a new ordinance prevents recreational marijuana use. the san jose city council ju unanimously adopted the use yesterday, non-medical marijuana cannot be -- it allows the city to reach out to the community and hold public hearings on whether to allow recreational use if most voters say yes to proposition 64. retail gun stores are the focus of thieves dealing with stolen firearms. >> senior investigative reporter stephen stock has this report. >> according to the fbi, more than 2 million guns were stolen nationwide in the last ten years.
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as we first reported a year ago, police and civilian gun owners are often targets. we found another group whose been targeted more recently here in california, gun stores. this security camera footage shows exactly what federal agents call a gang of gun thieves intent on stealing as many guns as they can get from an armory in rockland outside sacramento. this footage was taken back in july. within three months five different gun stores in area were hit around the sacramento area. in fact, at least 240 guns in all were stolen. rockland police tell us the young men seen in this surveillance video are all juveniles and face various local charges. we also discovered that the number of retail gun store thefts have gone up in california over the last three years. federal atf agents say part of the problem is stores don't lock up their merchandise. this store took extra
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precautions and only one gun was stolen here. after our series of reports first ran a year ago, local, state and federal lawmakers introduced new laws requires gun owners especially police officers lock up their guns. you can see all the reporting on this issue on our website. just go to nbcbayarea.com. back to you. >> thanks, steven, if you have a tip for our investigative unit, give us a call at 1-888-996-tips or send us an e-mail to theunit@nbcbayarea.com. now a rare glimpse into the family quarters of the white house. >> these are exclusive photos released by architectural digest which shows us where the first family is hanging out. the yellow oval room and the treaty room are both located on the second floor. those rooms were designed by l.a.-based interior designer have a variety of modern and contemporary art. the president and his family spend most of their evenings actually in those rooms. >> don't really see a lay-z-boy
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in there. >> no, nothing too casual. >> no tv trays. >> no. coming up, we'll have a look at the forecast with rob. >> a cool start to the morning. san jose, clear skies, 50 degrees. willow glen, a cool start followed by 70s today. when you may see 80s possibly in the forecast coming up. good morning nimitz, next to the home of the warriors, returning back today. a smooth drive. we'll talk about a little farther east coming up. a big decision looming for san francisco's mayor, the short list for who could become the city's next police chief. officers ambusheand kille.
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twseparate tacks in wa ernight breaking news right now. officers am bashed and killed. two separate attacks in iowa overnight. we're live with the details just coming into our newsroom. >> reporter: pete suratos in san francisco where the city could be naming its new police chief shortly. sources tell us there's a familiar name on that list. i'll tell you who coming up. a scare on b.a.r.t. the investigation now under way to find out what caused an electrical explosion on the tracks overnight. "today in the bay" starts right now. a very good morning to you. now wednesday, halfway through your workweek. thanks for joining us, i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. we had a scare earlier this week, of course we had
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halloween. the scary thing this morning is the fact the temperatures have dipped. >> one of our burr months, november. low to mid 40s around the north bay valley. chilly, clear skies, a little patchy fog which mike is tracking. in the north bay, around fairfax, 45 degrees. oakland 50 this morning, right near the water's edge. as we head through the afternoon, 70 in oakland, not too bad after the chilly start. 67 with mostly sunny skies today around san francisco. the roadways are moving smoothly. as we move to the north bay, the orange highlighting talks about whether there might be fog registering the road weather index. that's novato and areas north. keep that in mind as you drive through the area. grant line road over towards 680 a little slowing. a crash at

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