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way down the street you can see that the sheriffs units, as well as a s.w.a.t. team and tactical equipment have been used. the focus for the most part for the past four or five hours is the house at the end of the street. where a search team is looking for escaped inmate, rogelio chavez. sources say the search began as a visit to a known -- [ no audio ] >> okay. we're having some difficulties with robert handa. right now we want to let you know that the s.w.a.t. team has surrounded a home. they're searching for rogelio chavez. he -- the home belongs to one of his accomplices, apparently. they surrounded the home earlier today. this is the other suspect who was captured last night. his name is laron desean campbell. we want to give you more background on that. they both actually escaped from the santa clara county jail the night before thanksgiving. the sheriff says they used a saw to cut through the bars and bed sheets to propel down from the window. this is last wednesday night.
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then they arrested one accomplice, this woman, they believe she was hiding out and helping one of the accomplices and one of the escapees hide out at a gilroy motel. there has been one arrest in this. and last night the sister arrested in laron desean campbell, because he apparently was hiding out in her attic in antioch. we want to give you a time line of what's going on. but let's just back in with nbc bay area's robert handa live in san jose with more on this search for the second escapee. >> reporter: that's right. apparently we're dealing with some technical problems because of the rain and location we're in. again, as we said earlier, just a few moments ago, some tear gas was used in this search for rogelio chavez. as we mentioned before, the focus is on a home or a duplex or some apartments where a known associate of chavez was living. when search teams went there, they said the person inside was uncooperative and would not come out. again, we don't know if it's chavez or this associate or somebody else. in any case, as you said -- as
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we said, tear gas was used, they surrounded the house and right now we don't know who is inside. we can't talk about all of the tactical things going on or what the options are for them right now. but we do know that tear gas was just used. and so probably some sort of action is imminent. again, they don't know if it is chavez. it did start with a known associate. and so we'll stand by and let you know what comes of the search that is going on right now. reporting live in san jose, robert handa, nbc bay area news. >> thanks, robert. so again, rogelio chavez possibly holed up on coy drive. laron desean campbell captured last night. both escaped from prison from jail, the santa clara county main jail in san jose, the night before thanksgiving. about a week ago, the sheriff says the two used a saw to cut through the bars, and bed sheets to rappel from the second-story window. last night the huge break when u.s. marshals captured laron in
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antioch. he apparently was hiding in the pátic and marshals captured him. as far as we know, chavez is still at large. there have been several reported sightings of him in santa clara county. stale with nbc bay area for the latest on these breaking news stories. we'll be updating our website, nbcbayarea.com and our social media sites the entire night. some disturbing charges involving two of the most prominent catholic schools in the bay area. a football player is accused of sexually assaulting a girl. nbc bay area's elyce kirchner joins us from concord. these are two schools very intertwined. what do we know about the suspect? >> reporter: well, raj, tonight sources are telling me the 15-year-old suspect played on the freshman football team. he did not play on the varsity squad, which for years has been ranked nationally. and if you take a look behind me tonight, you can see some of the athletes practicing here at the football field. police say the incident, sexual
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assault, allegedly happened after a varsity game here at home on november 18th. on home field, de lasalle played clayton valley charter high. crowds cheered on the nationally-ranked high school team that won the game. >> this incident occurred on the 18th, on the campus of de lasalle high school. >> reporter: the varsity team won and police say a 15-year-old freshman football player÷zsw sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl. it allegedly happened on campus, and the suspect and victim were attending the game. >> after an investigation was conducted, we did make an arrest of a 15-year-old student. >> reporter: the suspect is being charged with sexual assaulting the girl, who is also a freshman at the all-girls private school located next door in concord. >> we are aware of the allegations. they came to our attention last week. >> reporter: today school administrators sent out this note, alerting parents that the
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girl reported the assault to the principal three days after the alleged incident. they contacted authorities. >> out of respect for the investigation and for the privacy of our student, we don't have further comment at this point. >> reporter: students told us off and on camera that the incident at the renown high school is extremely worrisome. >> it's not really the example we set here at de lasalle. >> reporter: and school administrators tell me that there are counselors here on hand for anyone who needs extra support right now. police say they believe this is an isolated incident, and there are no other victims or suspects at this time. reporting live from concord tonight, i'm elyce kirchner, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. just hours ago, napa police formally announcing they're investigating alleged[ incidents involving the napa high school football team. investigators say a school official came forward earlier this month with allegations that triggered a criminal investigation.
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police say several alleged assaults reportedly took place among members of the napa football team, the week leading up to the school's big game between napa and vintage high school. they say similar incidents may have taken place before last year's game, as well. >> it appears to be some sort of hazing ritual that is related to the napa high school team. the incident is not -- it's been for the years of 2015 and 2016. it seems to be the weeks leading up to the big game. >> reporter: police are,es hopi for a quick investigation. the school district also investigating this case and reiterates it has a zero tolerance policy regarding hazing. we are tracking some rain moving across the bay area right now. take a look at our live camera in dublin. you can see a lot of traffic on 580. rain clouds over the tri valley. chief meteorologist jeff ranieri is watching those lingering showers. jeff, what's happening now? >> right now, janelle, a pretty
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fast-moving storm system. you can see it on the satellite radar picture. it's pushing to the south, and in terms of the most numerous areas of consistent rainfall, it is here on the 580 corridor from pleasanton across livermore. that will stick around for the next 30 to 40 minutes or so. in terms of rainfall elsewhere, decent amount here in san francisco. .600 of an inch and .200 from san mateo towards san jose. we are in for some big than time changes once we head into tomorrow. high pressure with clearer weather. i'm tracking how long this lasts and when rain is likely to return in about ten minutes. >> thanks so much, jeff. you can stay ahead of the wet weather with our free nbc bay area app. it's a great way to get your own personalized forecast. also use our live doppler radar. tonight more twists in that abduction investigation involving a mother from redding sher sherry pa peeny was found three weeks after reported missing.
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nbc bay )+i%-iarea's michelle r is with us and following the case and has the new information. michelle. >> reporter: raj, deputies in shasta county are working to make sketches of the suspects. sherry pap eveny went missing while jogging near her home in redding. she was found beaten and shackled, left on a highway on thanksgiving. investigators say she was branded by her abductors. officials say she didn't get a good look at the suspects because they were wearing masks. she did describe one as a woman with long, curly hair, thin eyebrows and pierced ears. she told investigators the women had a gun and spoke spanish. >> the interviews were very intense for both the investigators and for sherry. her having to relive this traumatic event. she was cooperative and courageous during the interviews. >> yesterday her husband, keith, released a statement detailing
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some of his wife's injuries. he said she was starved and described her body being covered in bruises. today at a press conference, the sheriff's department said that sharing of information could affect the integrity of the investigation, and investigators say they're following hundreds of leads at this point and they're asking anyone with information to come forward. janelle, back to you. >> thank you, michelle. more than -- someone shot a public works employee in san francisco today. the victim was gunned down this morning in the area of 25th and vermont streets, just a couple blocks from general hospital. family members identify the victim as jermaine jackson. he has two young children. police are searching for the suspect and a motive for this shooting. two more people sickened in antioch in a case believed to be linked to a community thanksgiving meal. in total, three people have died. 16 others seriously ill. all of the victims ate thanksgiving dinner at the american legion hall in an event organized by the golden hills
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community church. it's still unclear what the victims are actually suffering from. tests have come back negative for several foodborne illnesses, including salmonella, e. coli. more tests will be done by the cdc. more than three weeks after election day, president-elect donald trump still has not held a news conference. today on twitter, he says one is in the works. he announced he and his family will meet with reporters in two weeks to outline plans of his global business policy and reveal his focus on running the country. his pick for treasury secretary, former goldman sachs exec, steve mnuchin, spoke today. he says tax reform will be priority number one. also joining the cabinet, wilbur ross as commerce secretary. coming up, a cirque du soleil technician killed last night. i'm stephanie chuang live with the latest. who he was, his special connection to sirk de low lay and what investigators are looking for.
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and good afternoon. i'm meteorologist jeff ranieri. brilliant colors in the sky tonight. here's our view of san francisco, back towards the bay bridge. currently a cool 54 degrees. when more rain returns. that's in about seven minutes. i'm scott budman. we've got the droids you're looking for and they battle. we'll take you flying to a galaxy far away after the break. new details in a deadly accident
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at the "cirque du soleil" tent in san francisco. new details in a deadly accident at the cirque du soleil tent in san francisco. today we learned the identity of the technician killed last night. he was the son of one of the founders of sicirque du soleil. nbc bay area's stephanie strong is live near the scene. stephanie. >> reporter: that's right, janelle. the lights are on, but as you said, the show is cancelled tonight. the investigation has begun this morning and it is a very thorough investigation, collectsing and documenting all evidence and talking to all people here when that deadly accident happened. olivier had cirque du soleil in his genes. his father was one of the founders of the world-famous
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theatrical group. he posted many workplace photos on his facebook page, giving outsiders a glimpse from the curtains. his friends comment, i love heights. his response, me too. but now state investigators with cal on or about i can't are trying to figure out exactly what happened at 6:45 last night when he was struck and killed by a lift. it's the third cirque du soleil death since 2009. the last one happened in june of 2013, when a performer fell 94 feet to her death during a las vegas show. now cal osha has up to six months to complete the investigation, which will study whether the company followed mandatory safety procedures. >> all the checks and tests they need to do of safety equipment and conditions in the workplace on a regular basis, make sure equipment is functioning properly. >> reporter: cirque du soleil is asking for privacy on behalf of the family. but the ceo released the
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following statement. "i am heartbroken. i wish to extend in my name and in the name of all employees, my sincerest sympathies. olivier has always been a member of our tight family, and a beloved colleague." the status of tomorrow night's show is still up in the air. we also spoke with a woman here for last night's show and she breaks down what happened in the aftermath coming up in our 6:00 hour. live in san francisco, stephanie chuang, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. could this reduce the amount of suicides in the peninsula. caltrain launching a potentially life-saving move. today they announced a new partnership with a nonprofit called crisis text line. signs will be posted encouraging anyone to reach out via text message. a mother who lost her daughter to suicide earlier this year says this service could be beneficial.
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[ no audio ] >> you can simply text the word "bay" to 741741. you'll be connected with a train volunteer. good news tonight for thousands of california national guard troops ordered by the pentagon to pay back reenlistment bonuses. house and senate leaders announced today, they want the repayments, which are around $1500 to be waived. the bonus was offered to troops a decade ago as an incentive to reenlist during the height of the wars in afghanistan. officials realized the troops were not eligible and asked to pay it back. congress will begin voting this friday. so what's the hot gadget this holiday season in terms of a tech gadget? how about drones that fight in the air? "star wars" drones. scott budman joins us and you got a first look.
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drones and stw"star wars" you probably can't miss. >> drone racing and battling are catching on, earning decent prize money. if you're looking for a place to start and love "star wars," we found your next high-flier. these are the drones you're looking for. especially if you want to create a drone fight with familiar space ships, like the x wing or thai fighter. >> everybody wants a "star wars" thing. >> and this is the latest thing. drones made by propel to fight with, with a controller and a smartphone. >> and there's an app on your phone, and it registers when you have a battle. it registers, you know, how many hits you got, how many kills you got, who you hit, who you killed. >> reporter: a mobile way to battle, a likely christmas hit. they are pretty durable fighters. they go on sale friday. brook stone, best buy, bed bath
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and beyond. $240 each. high-flyers sure to get a lot of buzz. >> all right, tonight at 6:00, we'll revisit the battle drones from the point of view of the pilots. some of whom say this could be their next career. back to you guys. >> okay. you've got a big "that's cool" from jeff ranieri over there. >> drones flying around? >> customer number one. >> checking the weather now, especially for farmers down south. they use drones too. >> i would love to gets one myself. >> we need one, an nbc drone. >> got to get permission first from the big boss. but it is top of my list. we do have some weather out there today that would keep us -- some flights a little bit low in the sky. and that is -- well, some rainfall here that's moving in across the bay[c area as we ge live look at our microclimate weather tonight. our san jose hd camera picking up the action. we have christmas in the park that's happening 9:00 a.m. to midnight from now all the way through christmas. maybe check that out.
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some great weather ahead. right now, though, 53 in areas of scattered rain. cloud cover lingers throughout this evening and then by 11:00 p.m., temps drop to a cold 49 degrees. let's show you the scanning doppler radar. we have contra costa and alameda county, most numerous near livermore and pleasanton and san jose. the drying side of things, by late tonight, we'll clear out, and that sets us up for an incredible morning. tomorrow. it's going to be a huge flip from what we experienced today. sunny skies return. you'll need your light jacket. 44 in the south bay. 46 in the peninsula. and 41 in the tri valley. we'll go to 45 in the east bay and as low as 39 for the north bay. on your microclimate forecast for thursday, sunny skies, all the way through the day. winds will pick up a little bit here out of the north. 5 to 10 miles per hour. but it's a drying wind so the humidity will be low. temps willing cool. 59 in morgan hill.
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61 in san jose. throughout the east bay, similar temperatures. don't expect a car thermometer to jump too much here. 62 in danville. 58 expected in vallejo. for the peninsula, anywhere from 60 in palo alto to a cool and comfortable 57 in daly city. and san francisco, also finds more 50s here. from engelside at 57 to 59 in the mission. for the north bay looking good. sonoma and napa and low 60s. 60 in mill valley and point ray expecting 57 degrees. look at the extended forecast. the thing that will rule the weather, at least over the next five days, this building area of high pressure in the pacific. it takes every single rain changes we have coming our way and moves it well out here away from us. so no wet weather, as we look ahead towards this upcoming weekend. it stays dry. but notice next monday and tuesday, not much, but a slight chance here of some spotty showers. check out these overnight lows, even in san francisco. going to the low 40s by next
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monday and tuesday. so that means for interior valleys, we are dropping down to possibly some of the coldest lows of the year as we hit next monday, right around the freezing mark. so nice weather the next couple days to catch any kind of free lighting. >> we see some sunshine. >> thanks, jeff. up next, 1 million android phones infected with malware. the new information that hackers may now have. netlix just announced it's users
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can happening now on our home page, netflix just announced its users can download content to watch offline. now you can watch your netflix favorites while on the go. and on facebook, pg&e getting backlash from customers in the south bay. it wants to build a new power
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plant, but some say it could damage native burial grounds. more news in two minutes. we wanna update our breaking
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news... eastbound 580 -- has been reopned. breaking news for you right now. eastbound 580 has been reopened. the freeway was shut down as we reported at the top of this newscast, because of a shooting near the fruitvale exit in oakland. our nbc chopper was there 30 minutes ago. the eastbound lanes were
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completely shut down for about 90 minutes, causing a backup for miles. but within the last few minutes, again, all eastbound lanes of 580 are now reopened. if you have android smartphone, we have important news for you. your phone may be letting in dangerous intruders. millions have been affected by parallel ware let in by unsecure android phone apps. it can allow hackers to access personal information. most of the users affected are outside of the u.s., though google still recommends you change your password immediately. we'll be right back.
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too afraid to go to class. =vo= the south bay school district where attendance is tonight at 6:00, are they too afraid to go to class? the south bay school district where attendance is down among students who are undocumented. this is all happening since the election. we'll tell you about the unusual step the superintendent is taking to put families at ease. that story coming up on our 6:00 newscast. and finally tonight, before we leave, we have one more announcement. a bittersweet announcement.
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do you know who this is? this is our director, kevin springer. this is his last newscast. he's been here for 18 years at nbc bay area. he is our rock, our calming voice in the ear, and we are going to miss you so much, kevin. >> kevin is directing tonight. i think we've grown up in the station together, 18 years. i don't think there is anyone more professional or in tune with attention to detail. when all heck he's quick on his feet and makes it happen. so kevin, we're going to miss you. he usually directs the show but i'm going to direct him tonight. cue the control room camera. there he is! >> kevin, good luck. we're going to miss you. and thank you for everything. and that's going to do it for us. we're going to see you back here at 6:00. bye, kevin! >> good luck and good night.
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tonight, double disaster -- a rising death toll as wildfires, then tornadoes explode across the south. new threats, new warnings as a big part of the country gets hit with wild extremes. no charges in a fatal police shooting that sparked days of protests. why prosecutors say the officer was justified in using deadly force. frantic final words fr the pilot of that doomed jetliner, repeatedly telling air traffic control his plane was rapidly running out of fuel. how could this have happened? art of the deal? donald trump turns a campaign rallying cry into action, saving jobs at carrier from moving to mexico. what did it take? and making it work -- the big american company where every day is take your child to work day. and employees couldn't be happier.

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