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a stinging attack in berlin--- with police in the german capital now investigating a 23-year-old migrant from pakistan... a stinging attack in berlin with police in the german capital investigating a 23-year-old migrant from pakistan who could be at the center of yet another attack on a western european city. the reason firefighters were taken aback by not just who but what they found inside the school. "today in the bay" starts right now. very good tuesday morning to you. thanks so much for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. you've got to figure we had freeze warnings yesterday. anything has to be warmer than yesterday. >> it's just a little bit, not much. it's still cold, but yes, we'll take it as improvement. it will be much warmer this afternoon. you'll notice the difference.
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this morning as you step out, we have spots dipping at or below freezing. like in livermore, 32, morgan hill 31 degrees and 44 now in san francisco. not only that, but we do have another spare-the-air alert that will be another day with poor air quality in the north bay. that will continue into tomorrow as well. now as with we head over to mike, tracking a pursuit of some sort. >> there was a lot of activity going on. a lot of chatter on the scanners. we heard about a pursuit that started in oakland when across the bay bridge earlier this morning and into san francisco, got off the bridge about nine city industries and back on to 101 heading south into the city. i heard about a fender-bender at sil silva. i don't know if that's related. they have apprehended someone involved in that. there was a flatbed tow truck fleeing z from them down into bris bain. we'll get more details to change the situation. we'll see a little slowing where
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the activity may have occurred. this is a inning chaing situation. the pursuit has ended on the peninsula. we'll get you more information including the status of your freeway. now to a developing story we've been following all night long. it is now tuesday morning in berlin in the light of day, we see this tragedy that people woke up to. a popular outdoor christmas market is now a crime scene. 12 people are dead after a truck ran into a crowd. a suspect arrested after the truck attack in berlin, quote, comes from pakistan and applied for asylum in the country of germany. "today in the bay's" cheryl hurd has the latest details on what we know so far. >> reporter: a magical christmas market turning to mayhem. >> it went just past me, past my girlfriend, i think it missed me by three meters, her by five.
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witnesses describing the horror as they saw a truck jumping a curb and plowing through a crowd in central berlin. >> i didn't see any concrete bars to stop things like this driving in. >> reporter: it happened around 8:00 p.m. berlin time in an area packed with locals and tourists. >> i saw someone being dragged away with blood on his nas. i helped several people lift one of the side of the stores up. >> reporter: emergency responders rushing to the scene, finding chaos. damage to the truck severe. the front window smashed. >> that was cheryl hurd reporting, as you see from live pictures in berlin. the truck is now gone. all of those emergency responders and ambulances no longer there. a hollow reminder of what took place in the last 24 hours. stay with nbc bay area for continuing coverage of this
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tragedy. we'll have more details on the story coming up in a live report at 5:30. much closer to home, there's a lot of cleanup ahead for a north bay catholic school after vandal attacks caused extensive damage. flights responded to an alarm last night at santa rosa's cardinal newman high school. they found a man inside the building smashing windows and throwing objects. you can see here just how bad that damage is at over $100,000. sonoma county deputies arrived and took the man into custody peacefully. he's identified as 23-year-old andrew faulkner from guerneville now facing multiple charges. "today in the bay's" pete suratos will join us with a live report in our 5:00 a.m. hour. a double shooting in antioch left one woman fighting for her life. this is surveillance video that shows two men walking down the road near 18th street. this happened about noon. suddenly a suspect pulls out a gun, fires several times.
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we spoke to neighbors who witnessed this scary ordeal. >> i was in bed, and i just heard this loud noise, but it continued. so maybe about -- >> that video shows bullets smashing through the window of a parked car. police say another stray bullet went into a passing car hitting a woman in the head. the woman underwent surgery for several hours. right now we don't know her condition this morning. a second victim was also found nearby but is expected to survive. police took a number of persons of interest into custody at a nearby apartment complex. contra costa county deputies say an armed car jacker forced a woman in her porsche. the woman was not injured and the car was never located. happening today, the santa clara county registrar's office is going to start recounting a closely contested city council
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race. supporters for jimmy nguyen have asked for a recount. he lost to sylvia arenas by less than 100 votes. the county normally conducts recounts, but because nguyen's campaign requested this, it will be more detailed and paid for by his campaign. 4:36. climbing out of the freezing start very slowly. kari is tracking the ever-so-light warmup. >> still cold out there this morning. even if some spots below freezing as you head out the door. we will have warmer air in the forecast and then comes the rain. we'll talk about all that coming up in the microclimate forecast. >> we just had some flashing lights leave this seen, the bay bridge toll plaza. this is also where we had a pursuit from the east bay or the peninsula where it has ended. it's have the latest on the 101, the affect on your drive and more background on this pursuit. the date is set.
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good tuesday morning. it is 4:39d. mostly clear and very chilly temperatures as you head out
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this morning. here is a live look outside in san jose. in santa clara we'll be at 49 degrees at 9:00, all sunshine all day long. we will be closer to average for this time of year. we'll take a look at the complete microclimate forecast coming up in about five minutes. >> judging by the speeds and the work, we're getting information on the peninsula southbound 101 may be stopped at sierra point parkway and brisbane, the end of a police and chp pursuit. use 280 for now. we'll get you more updates in just a couple minutes. you can officially mark it on your calendars, january 20th, donald trump is going to be inaugurated as the 45th president of the united states after being selected officially by the electoral college. >> the votes are ten votes donald j. trump. >> yesterday's electoral college vote was hardly typical you see. normally a 230r78ality.
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instead, in many u.s. state capitals there were protests and pressure to get voters to change five. he received 304 to hillary clinton's 227. >> we have for president donald trump, 36 votes, for ron paul, one vote and for john kasich one vote. >> trump will still have an uphill battle convincing skeptical americans he's the right person for the job. a new nbc poll finds 54% are pessimistic or uncertain about the trump presidency. tackling a serious teacher short damage, san francisco school district has its own plan to try to solve this problem. the district is creating its own new teaching program. that training will take a year. classes will be next spring and summer. those teachers will be placed in a classroom and coached by a veteran teacher. right now the training is going to be for elementary and special education teaching positions. the san francisco unified school district planning to eventually
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expand that program to other grade levels as well. coming up, $500,000 worth of illegal goods in san francisco. diamonds, jewelry or counterfeit goods, while animals may have suffered at the hands of these thieves. that sound. like nails on a chalkboard.
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before. drone video shows a pod of killer whales feasting on a a view like you've likely never seen before, drone video shows a pod of killer whales feasting on a shark. that happened right there in the monterey bay. the video was posted by a local photographer.
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it's already been viewed nearly 500,000 times. the photographer hired by the monterey bay whale watch said there were at least 25 wales enjoying that feast. you can watch it on nbcbayarea.com. >> an up close and personal look at nature. very cool. >> getting breakfast ready want to make it a warmer porridge, oatmeal maybe. >> porridge? >> i just went back -- >> charles dickens times. >> something to warm you up. yes, it is cold this morning. for some areas you're really not feeling much of a difference from yesterday morning. here is a live look outside. we have sfrafr, a beautiful start to the day. and once again, cold with some clear skies, and in san rafael, visibility still nice and clear and we will see a lot of sunshine as we go into this afternoon. right now as we take a look at
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some of those temperatures, still chilly, still forecast on the windshield. in photographer, 44 degrees, 34 in the north bay. into this afternoon, it will feel a little better, upper 50s to low 60s, last day of fall today. winter official begins early tomorrow morning. with us being right in the middle of the cold season, we are seeing a lot of cold air across the region, but not as cold as it was. temperatures are starting to moderate just a bit, and we're watching the next storm system that is well to the north of us. it will take its time getting here with some wet weather, but it won't be until about the end of the week. we will see our next storm system moving in, and it looks like, as a lot of people get ready to travel for the christmas holiday, it will be very wet out there. we'll be watching that one and also another one moving in on sunday. it looks to stay active, even through next week. so a lot of rain in the forecast. if you will be traveling, keep
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in mind, it looks like i-5 will be wet and windy. we may have heavy snow around lake tahoe, both going 80 and highway 50, and heading down from here to l.a. will be rainy and a little bit of a break on christmas day, especially early. there's a lot of rain in this forecast for the weekend. early next week, the next few days will be dry. san francisco warming up into the upper 50s, low 60s for the inland areas. once that cool air rolls in on friday, the rain won't be far behind. we'll be keeping tabs on that. as we head over to mike, keeping an eye on the pursuit. >> we had the pursuit, it started in san leandro, a flatbed tow truck, there was a warrant for that, a stolen vehicle. that pursuit went across the bay bridge, on to city streets, back onto the freeway and right here at south 101 at sierra point parkway. we have a crew that's arriving on scene. my friend matt is telling me all lanes are blocked for southbound 101 as you're heading over the water.
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he's able to get a shot in just a couple minutes, but this is causing all the traffic to stop. they said they're loading the vehicle in question and that person has been arrested and taken away from the scene. bayshore boulevard, sierra point parkway, those are two options for you. 280 a much easier drive for you to get past that scene. we're tracking that scene on the peninsula, but the rest of the bay moves very well. no worries on the peninsula for you folks there. looking at drive times, a smooth flow of traffic. the drive time was up to 32 minutes. it changed from 32 to 13 just before we took this shot here. that could mean they have just reopened the freeway. i'll double check and get you more information. be prepared for more slowing south of san francisco. this other issue i'm watching is in the tri-valley, out of pleasanton and livermore. there is a crash on highway 84 by the connector where you split up northbound and southbound
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680. we'll track this as well. >> thank you very much, mike. >> it is all about the outfits, if you plan on catching the golden globes red carpet pre show. >> i guess you can comment at the same time. for more and the rest of the news before the bell, let's check in with landon dowdy live at cnbc world headquarters. good morning. >> good morning to you both. wall street could start positive in today's session, futures are higher. paired gains of news of the truck accident in berlin broke, trading volume was light ahead of the holiday weekend. look for earnings today from nike and fedex. the dow raising 39 points to 19,883, the nasdaq up 20 to 5,457. new york attorney general and six other states will announce six u.s. retailers will no longer require hourly employees to check whether they're still needed and risk having their shifts canceled with little notice. they claim workers can be harmed
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by unpredictable schedules that make it harder to arrange child care. the company ending so-called on call schedules, disney store, air pos stale, carter's, and pacific sun wear. twitter will live stream the red carpet show this year. people like to tweet about live events such as the globes and the oscars. you can watch the red carpet on your phone or connect the device without a cable tv subscription. the golden globes air on january 17. >> thank you very much, landon. right now a crackdown is going on an ivory. wildlife officers found illegal items in a pair of san francisco businesses. among the items found, statues made of ivory, rhinoceros bone bracelet and carved does. the total value of those items is $500,000. they aren't saying what stores
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they turned up in. it's up to the d. amendment to file charges. apple iphone 7 owners finally getting hold of the ear pods. they officially went on sale yesterday. many stores sold out in moments. hand on to them. if you lose one, it will cost you. losing an ear pod is not covered under warrantee. individual replacements cost $69. a new pair will run $159. >> need a find my ear pod, like the find my iphone. some of the biggest names in music are taking to the stage to celebrate legendary crooner. ♪ the best is yet to come >> awe, yes, the sweet sounds of tony bennett. for many fans the best will come later tonight when nbc airs the two-hour special celebrating his 90th birthday.
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>> he looks great. sounds great. >> tony bennett officially turning 90 in sawing. san francisco threw him a huge birthday bash. tonight's concert was recorded at radio city music call. including lady gaga, stevie wonder, billy joel. >> such a great example of how loving what you do is just -- feeds your soul. >> k.d. lang is also among tonight's performance. "tony bennett celebrates 90" hairs right here on nbc bay area. what some say is blaring them awake in the middle of the night. first, happening right now, an 84-year-old california woman defies age and flies trapeze. you can see her touching journey on nbcbayarea.com, plus what to bring for the holiday party. on our facebook page, what happened when a group of tv news anchors taste tested an appetizer. the story is going viral.
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investigation into the misuse welcome back. our year and a half long investigation into the misuse of school police officers is now getting the attention of the whougs. >> the country's secretary of education is pleading with schools across the country toe take immediate action to stop overusing law enforcement to discipline students. tonight at 11:00, investigative reporter bigad shaban speaks about the on going investigation into how children are getting arrested for what some describe as childish misbehavior. >> we found some schools in the bay area where students are getting criminal records before they even hit puberty. >> that's right.
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it's very distractive. >> we'll tell you what changes the white house wants made. it's tonight at 11:00. >> if you have a tip for our investigative unit, you can call us at 1-888-996-tips or send us an e-mail to theunit@nbcbayarea.com. a rude ache wake ening. south bay leaders getting angry e-mails from people being jolted awake by the sound of train horns. that is the alarm clock in san jose's japantown for people living there. they say they're hearing that sound without any advanced notice. it seems union pacific railroad is rerouting trains late at night due to work done on amtrak's capital corridor line. federal law requires warning horns at all intersections regardless of the time of day. >> it came through with vengeance it felt. it was absurd. it was a little after midnight i'd say. >> you've never had that before?
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>> no. >> they did zero outreach in areas like japantown where they're going to be blaring these horns having to cut through. >> south bay leaders say union pacific has to do more community alerts and outreach, as they were just talking about, along its entire line rather than just near the project site. coming up, waking up to the cold. might want to stay in bed a little longer. >> it will be hard to get up and get moving when it's this cold outside. some spots dipping below freezing. we'll tark a look at warmer air and some rain in the microclimate forecast coming up. no longer freezing up, but slowing down. south 101 has a couple lanes still closed. talking about the earlier pursuit involving a flatbed tow truck and a crash in the tri-valley causing unusual slowing as well as you head towards 680.
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=sam/vo= plus-- tragedy in berlin... >> reporter: good morning. i'm bob redell with breaking news. all lanes of southbound 101 now back open after an unusual pursuit in the east bay. tragedy in berlin, the death toll up to a dozen with 50 people hurt after a suspected terrorist deliberately rams a truck through a christmas market crowd. what we're learning about the man police are investigating for the attack. the winter chill. the cold spell gripping the bay
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area continues but for how long? your holiday forecast just ahead. "today in the bay" starts right now. >> very good morning to you. thanks so much for joining us. i'm b laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. freeze-gate, if you will, slightly moving along. now we're at high 30s. >> only you would put a gate at the end of it. >> golden gate. >> like the golden gate. >> it is still cold out there. we have to scrape the frost off the windshield. it's another cold one, and especially in the valleys. as we go into the rest of the day, we are going to warm up. it is going to feel much better than it did yesterday, and up to 33 degrees in the tri-valley. that's where we start now with some frost, and 33, also, in the north bay. as we go through this afternoon, once again, how about 58 degrees there in the peninsula and 60 in the south bay. low 60s also in the north bay. a look ahead to some warmer air in the forecast coming up in a w

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