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time off. vianey once again has weather and traffic on this last friday of the year. >> yeah. i think we are going to start seeing more cars on the road. i think it's because people are trying to get to their new year's eve destinations. if you're heading to southern california, you may want to pay attention. there could be some rain as you make your way down there. right now temperatures in the 40s. 42 for the south bay. peninsula 48 droes and the tri-valley had a chilly overnight, 37 degrees. but we are expecting these mostly clear skies to start seeing cloud cover increasing as we head into a later portion of the day. that's because we are tracking a storm system that is expected to bring the possibility of a few showers to the further southern counties like month ray. san francisco 46 degrees. right now here are today's highs. we will be climbing yet again into the 50s. enjoy the temperatures now because we have two cold snaps on the way for the first week of 2017. what that means is that we could have the possibility of seeing
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record lows. right now temperature trend in the 40s. i'll a check of what you can expect in terms of your commute. right now out on the roads the map is looking pretty green which means no major accidents at the moment. now to a story that is developing right now. in the past few minutes, russian president vladimir putin condemned a new round of u.s. sanctions around russia, but said moscow will not be retaliating by expelling american diplomats despite the promise by his foreign minister. in the meantime president obama is sending nearly two dozen russian diplomats packing, including two in san francisco. edward lawrence is joining us live from washington, d.c. what are you hearing from capitol hill? >> reporter: exactly, sam and kira, this is all unfolding as you said. the russian foreign minister has said that he wanted to ban or expel 35 u.s. diplomats from russia and also ban them from
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using two buildings. we know vladimir putin says he will not expel the u.s. diplomats out of russia. we don't know what further action possibly could be taken. the russians have said they will retaliate from this. >> reporter: president obama used an executive order to take sweeping action against russia for repeated hacks during the presidential campaign. security experts believes this sends a message. >> it will have ramifications not only for president putin but any other nation that tries in the future to interfere in our election. >> the obama administration expelled 35 russian intelligence operatives, closed russian-owned build deposition in maryland and new york and sanctioned russian intelligence agencies as well as businesses that provided support for russian hacking. the move has bipartisan support in congress. >> i think the sanctions need to go beyond what it is today, there's a need to name putin as an individual and his inner
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circle because nothing happens in russia without his knowledge or approval. >> reporter: others question the timing, saying this action should have happened before the election. president-elect donald trump issued a statement saying it's time for our country to move on to bigger and better things. it goes on to say he'll meet with the intelligence community next week to get the facts. >> it's simply stunning to me that president-elect trump can publicly say we ought to move on with other looufs and in this age of cyber security nobody really knows what's going on. >> reporter: the russians dismissed the accusations and sanctions as a seen of aggressive u.s. foreign policy. live in washington, edward lawrence, back to you sam and kira. back here in the bay area, in u this morning, broken glass and boarded up doors and wind windows. this is our first look at a san jose cvs store after a driver crashed their car into a building and through that brick wall. this happened on the 6900 block
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of almaden expressway. fire crews were called just after 2:00. it's still not clear if anyone was injured. now to a story you will only see on nbc bay area. a broez en robbery in san francisco leaves a jewelry dealer beaten and shaken up. it happened on utah street off the 101 freeway. the man you see being treated by paramedics was hit in the chest by at least three men as he was leaving the jewelry center. about $400,000 worth of diamonds and gold was stolen. >> they probably waited for him to go in, watched him and when he came out, they got ready, ran out and jumped him. >> fortunately the robbery was caught on surveillance tape. we are told the video was poor quality. a south bay pet owner is pushing for answers this morning after their 2-year-old dog honey suddenly died days after getting a haircut. >> "today in the bay's" thom jensen joining us live from san jose with the response from the
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pet groomer which says they are not to blame. thom, good morning. >> reporter: good morning sam and kira. yes, the pet groomer says it was president their fall. the owners disagree. they say they brought their dog here to showtime pet grooming in san jose and when they got her home she was not in good condition. they say he and his wife don't know exactly how their healthy 2-year-old dog honey was injured causing her death. they took her to get a haircut last week at showtime pet grooming. peter says when he picked her up, she couldn't move her back legs. the next day her body was paralyzed. days later she passed away from what her doctors call a fractured spine. the groomers say surveillance video shows honey was limping when she came in and already was injured. >> i'm absolutely 100% certain that no one on my staff injured honey. i would never have anyone on my staff that would lie to me or
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injure an animal. >> reporter: as we said, honey died just days later after she came home. a veterinarian told her, as we just reported, she had a broken spine. the owners do want help from the state legislature. they say they are taking their fight to the california senate. they want the senate to introduce and push forward a bill that will put stronger regulations on pet groomers. we're live in san jose, thom jensen, "today in the bay." >> awfully sad outcome for the family. thank you very much. appreciate that report, thom. bart service is back to normal after a person walking on the tracks ended up forcing a major delay. police searched the transbay tube near the embarcadero station for more than an hour trying to find that man. trains in the meantime were stopped in both directions. the man was finally arrested around 8:00. an attempt to keep drunk drivers off the roads this new year's eve, some bay area transit agencies are offering free rides to anybody who needs one. >> "today in the bay's" pete
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suratos is in san francisco with details on that and the preparations under way this morning. good morning to you, pete. >> reporter: good morning to you guys. back in the newsroom and tomorrow night for new year's eve, a busy one for san francisco. here is important information you node to know if you're coming into the city, specifically if you're using public transportation. if you use muni, all rides will be free. all rides will be free from 8:00 p.m. tomorrow night through 5:00 a.m. all part of the ride muni-free special which has been in place for 17 years. here is important information for people using b.a.r.t. service extended until 3:00 a.m. service to and from the east bay will be split between embarcadero and montgomery stations. if you're coming from richmond or pittsburg bay and want to get to the fireworks show, after 8:00 p.m., you'll have to exit at montgomery instead of embarcadero. caltran has free service as well
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starting 8:00 p.m. on new year's eve. sam tran will be offering free rides through 5:00 a.m. the fireworks show will be a busy one. last year sfpd said they expected more than 100,000 visitors. in san francisco, pete suratos for "today in the bay." a great public service there. there are a whole slew of new laws going into effect with the new year. let's take a look at some of them, shall we? >> yes, we shall. california's minimum wage is changing. it's going up to $10.50 for companies with more than 25 employees. companies smaller than that have an extra year before that increase. >> there are also some new rules for assault weapons, magazines holding mr than ten rounds, high capacity magazines are about to band. >> a new law is aimed specifically at law enforcement.
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if officers are leaving their gun in the car when they're not in the car, they need to be stored in a trunk or a hidden lock box just like civilians. >> there are changes coming to sexual assault sentencing. probation will no longer be an option for people convicted of sexually assaulting someone who is unconscious or severely intoxicated. happening right now, snow is piling up across the country in the new england area. a fast moving nor'easter is making its way across the region. road crews are encouraging drivers to stay home. the snow is not all bad. ski resorts were packed yesterday. staff in one resort said the fresh powder came at the best possible time. good morning. waking up to slightly warmer temperatures across the bay area. we will one day again -- not one day again, today enjoy a little sunshine before we start seeing cloud cover into the evening and overnight hours because we're tracking two storm systems. right now in san francisco, 45
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degrees. only expecting to get warmer, climbing into the 50s. yesterday we did see 60s across the bay area. san francisco also 42 degrees. a quick plan for your day. over the next couple hours, once again climbing into the upper 50s. by about 11:00 a.m., 52 to 56. the san francisco area climbing into the 50s by midday as well. by noon, we should be at about 54 degrees, topping out at 57 degrees. right before we get the cold snap this weekend, enjoy the 50s. we are expecting to see the return of the 40s as we head into next week. now let's get a quick check of the roads, but first a seven-day outlook. we are tracking the showers as we head into saturday. right now it looks like for the most part the further southern counties will get the brunt of it, landing in southern california as well. out on the roads right now across the bay area, we're seeing nice and green.
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we were seeing slowing near the 280 southbound and northbound. if this is your commute, you may want to head out right now. it's 5:11 on your friday morning. coming up, stanford facing backlash. the report raising more concerns on how they handle sexual assault cases. putting a cap on rent. the new ordinance taking effect today.
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=vianey/wsifull= weather tease =traffic= good morning bay area. waking up to slightly warmer temperatures here is a quick look at what you can expect for today's highs. we will be in the 60s for the majority of the south bay. san francisco should be topping out at about 57 with increasing cloud cover into the overnight hours. northbound 280 to highway 85, about eight minutes. northbound 85 to highway 101 20 minutes. kira and sam. >> vianey, thanks. a new report sheds light on the disciplinary process at stanford and why some say it's not enough. a new report from "the new york times" says the university did not punish one of their football players even though two majority votes agreed a woman was raped
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by him. when his trials happened last year, the school required at least a 4-1 decision to find a person responsible. since then the school has changed the structure to a three-person panel and the decision must be unanimous. stanford says this is to avoid wrongful judgments. critics say it's stacked against victims. the number of people living without a home in santa clara county has been going down, but the amount of homeless deaths has skyrocketed. more than 120 people have died? santa clara county this year. that's almost double the figure last year. the highest number in at least the last six years. "san jose mercury" news says a doctor from the county coroner's office has started analyzing those deaths trying to figure out the patterns or trends for the last six years. a new city ordinance is trying to keep the huge rent spikes in richmond at bay. the richmond fair rent just cause for eviction and homeowner
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protection ordinance goes into effect today. a city councilwoman said rent in richmond is rising sky high, and if they keep rising, people will be forced out of the city. a similar measure was supposed to g into effect last year. some people living in richmond say it was blocked by the california apartment association. a new law was voted through on the november ballot. it turns out unlike other holidays, christmas, hanukkah, for example, americans aren't planning to spend a lot of money on this new year's eve. >> frugal. for that and the rest of the news before the bell we turn to landon dowdy live at cnbc world headquarters. good morning, landon. >> sam and kira, that's right. they've got to save up. a quick check of wall street. wall street could start the final trading day of the year in the green. futures are higher this morning. the dow is going to need a nice rally to get to that 20,000 mark before closing out 2016. stocks falling. they are positive for the market.
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s&p 50 up 8%. the top sector of 2016, energy, on pace for its best year since 2007, that's thanks to a 45% surge in oil prices. unlike other holidays, americans may not spend as much as new year's eve. wallet hub says 83% of people will spend less than $20. among the top resolution, a third of people want to pay down debt and save more money. uber drooifrs will be busy on new year's eve. the company expects to provide more than 15 million rides across the 450 cities that it serves. that is three times as many as last year. uber is reminding users to plan around the most expensive times, that's midnight to 3:00 a.m. unlike past years, uber ships you the cost of rides up front. just into our newsroom this
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morning, showing some astronauts on the international space station taking the mannequin challenge to a whole new level. i would imagine this is a lot more difficult to do in space. five of the six crew members performed that challenge while floating in space. this happened on sunday. but the video was just posted by the french astronaut thomas pesquet. some clinging to footholds and hand holds as the cameras passed them by. others were rigid as they were also floating. >> that is incredible. that's dedication. >> skill level a ten out of ten on that. >> absolutely. 5:18 right now. >> back on earth, a look at weather and traffic with vianey. >> we are tracking a cold snap, not one but two. rain on its way to southern california. here is a quick look at what the bay area is looking like. right now 42 degrees in the
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south bay. peninsula 48. in the tri-valley 37 degrees as well. as we head over to the san francisco area we are seeing 40s in the forecast. they actually have been slightly warmer all morning long. i think it is because they aren't expecting to see a big drop in the temperatures, at least not until next week. san francisco in the nice 40s. looking ahead to today's highs, we are expecting to be in the 50s and lower 60s as well for the bay area. by the afternoon, yes, we will start seeing some increase in cloud cover, and that's because we are tracking that subtropical moisture that is expected to bring rain to so cal this weekend just in time for new year's eve. if you do have a commute and you're making your way down to southern california, listen up, you may be catching some raen. tonight heading into tomorrow as well. i would say the worst travel commute time will be in the evening hours. that's when they're expecting the majority of the raen fall. here is a look at rain totals. l.a. expected to get the
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majority of the rainfall. for us in the bay area, we aren't expecting much chance of rain tonight heading into saturday. if anything, maybe the furthest southern areas might see spotty showers. your new year's eve plans, a quick rundown of what we can expect. new year's eve by 10:00 a.m., the storm system begins to make its way through the southern area up into the south bay as well. 44 degrees as we head into the 4:00 hour, 51 degrees. by midnight, 40 degrees. it's still going to be chilly, but not expecting rain. thankfully that rain is expected to clear out just in time for all those celebrations. here is a quick look right now at your new year's day forecast. by 10:00 a.m., 43 degrees. the beginning of 2017 is going to be off to a very cold one as we head into the 8:00 hour. that cold snap comes in and a second storm system makes its way in from the north. that's going to drop our temperatures down into those 40s. look at this.
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48 degrees into next week, 45, 44, we could be seeing record low temperatures below freezing as we head into the first part of 2017. let's get a quick check of traffic. here is an overall look. we were seeing slowing at the 280 near the san jose area northbound and southbound. that looks like it has cleared out. chp not reporting major accidents, just a few fender benders. a quick look at your drive times. westbound 580 richmond bridge, seven minutes. westbound bay bridge nine minutes. i think drivers are made their way out. >> we'll see how late they end up sleeing in. thank you. appreciate that vianey. >> 5:22. from heartbreaking story to very happy ending, the family that now has thousands of reasons to believe in the kindness of strangers. "nbc bay area responds." miles of confusion over an airline account and a credit card.
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i'm consumer investigator chris chmura. "nbc bay area responds" next. but first a live look in san rafael. some cars out there on the road. are they heading to work or heading out of town for new year's eve which of course is tomorrow. temperatures in the 40s and 50s across the bay area. hope you're able to get out and en gentlemjoy it on this last f 2016. (coughs) that cough doesn't sound so good. well i think you sound great. move over. easy booger man. take mucinex dm. it'll take care of your cough. fine! i'll text you in 4 hours when your cough returns. one pill lasts 12 hours, so...
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looks like i'm good all night! ah! david, please, listen. still not coughing. not fair you guys! waffles are my favorite! ah! some cough medicines only last 4 hours. but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this.
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a home is on fire right now in palo alto. the fire ignited just after five o'clock in the 21 hundred block
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of louis road. that's off 101 in welcome back. we have breaking news on the peninsula. a home is on fire right now in palo alto. they received the call about 5:00, just 25 minutes ago on the 2100 block of lewis road between embarcadero and the oregon expressway. it's not clear if everyone made it out safely. we have two crews heading that way. we just received word there is a possibility that one person is trapped inside. we will bring you a live report as soon as our crew arrives on scene. in the meantime, a heartbreaking situation. it started out that way for a brazilian family visiting the bay area. then it took an unbelievable twist thanks to the generosity of one of our viewers. >> it is incredible. the brazilian family just landed in san jose tuesday night for their first trip to the u.s. they stopped at an applebee's to eat. that's where thieves broke into their represental car, stole
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passports, laptops and $6,000 in cash, money they saved for years. that's when viewers saw our story and offered to help. >> i'd like to offer $10,000. >> this is great, something great to hear. i'm really thankful, really grateful for you, okay. >> oh, it's my pleasure, victor. >> take message from this goodness and don't lose faith human. >> the donor asked to remain anonymous. it's the family's first trip to america. they won't soon forget it. more great news, their passports were discovered by a homeless man in oakland and returned to them. >> everything coming together for them. nice to see. lots of hugs as opposed to tears. "nbc bay area responds" to a san francisco man whose frequent flier account was wiped clean and he had no idea why. >> our consumer team figured it out. here is investigator chris chmura with why, plus a lesson
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for all of us. >> he noticed his miles balance was wiped clean. we learned from hawaiian airlines that his wife was the primary credit card account holder, so the miles were accumulating in her mileage account. since david hadn't had any activity on his account for 1 months, his miles expired. this is a good lesson for all of us. miles earned through credit card purchases are only awarded to one person, even if there are two people or more on the account. and you need to keep your miles reward account active or you are going to lose your miles. that inactivity period varies by airline by the way. back to david, he and his wife were always frequent hawaiian airlines travellers, but they stopped traveling when his wife became seriously ill a few years back and she recently died. when hawaiian airlines heard david's story, it reinstated his miles. the company said it considers extraordinary circumstances and evaluates each case
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individually. if you have a consumer complaint, you can call us. the number 1-888-996-tips or visit us online at have a great day. >> coming up next, hit with sanctions. the u.s. sends a very strong message to russia, and within the last half hour, russia and more specifically vladimir putin has responded. ad lib live picture-- san
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welcome back. it's just shy of 5:31 on this last friday of 2016, and a gorgeous look at san francisco, the transamerica pyramid. it looks really nice out there. temperatures in the high 40s, low 50s today. hopefully you can get out at some point and enjoy this day. thanks for joining us. i'm kira klapper in for laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. 2ke6 it inially a little glow this morning, maybe a little spring in your step as we get ready to kick in the new year. 's hard to keep your new year's resolution when there are fatty foods everywhere you turn. have you noticed that? >> yeah. throwing rain in the mix might throw you off as well. >> because you don't want to go outside. >> exactly. we're monitoring two storm systems. but right now in san francisco a nice 45 degrees. the clear skies we've been enjoying the past couple days are expected to increase in
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cloud cover. as i mentioned before, we are tracking a storm system. however, have no fear, it appears the first storm system for the most part will be tracking in through southern california and our best chance for rain will be on sunday. right now in san jose, 42 degrees, and our highs for today will be in the 50s. we're going to stay in the 40s for a while and eventually climbing into the 60s. it's going to be slightly cooler than yesterday. definitely still above average for this time of year. san jose, 63 degrees, santa rosa, 61, half moon bay 60. near the santa cruz mountains, 56 degrees. we will be waking up to the 40s and 30s early saturday morning. so not as cold with mainly clear skies, but that's all going to change next week. a quick check of the roads, we are still seeing slowing out near the 280 northbound and southbound. we're backed up. right now it looks like it may be southbound. there was a fender-bender out there, still not too many cars
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on the road. southbound 101 to the 580, seven minutes, southbound 101 to the golden gate, eight minutes. let's get back to our breaking news this morning. from the peninsula, there is a home on fire right now in palo alto. the fire department says someone could have been trapped inside. it tirns out that is not the case, the homeowner is out and safe with fire crews. that fire started about 5:00 this morning. so only a half hour ago in the 2100 block of lewis road off 101 in between embarcadero and the oregon expressway. we're in touch with the fire department. we have two crews headed there. we'll bring you a live report coming up in just minutes. now to a story developing. in the past few minutes, russian president vladimir putin has condemned a new round of u.s. sanctions against russia but said moscow will not retaliate by expelling american diplomats
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from their country. meantime, president obama is sending more than two dozen russian diplomats packing including here in san francisco. "today in the bay's" edward lawrence is live in washington watching all of this unfold. edward, what are you hearing on capitol hill? pardon me, this is pete suratos with a live look at what's going on in san francisco. pete, as we just mentioned, two diplomats being kicked out of the city. what are you hearing locally this morning? >> reporter: good morning to you, kira. a federal source is telling nbc bay area at least two russian officials have been ordered to leave the consulate you see behind me here in san francisco by this weekend. of course, this is a part of the heavy sanctions on russia being handed down by president obama. it's being called a forceful response to russia's cyber attack on the u.s. the intelligence community claims it influenced the past presidential election. the president wants 35 russian diplomats including those in cities like right here in san
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francisco and in washington, d.c. out of the country by this weekend. employees at the consulate in san francisco -- wouldn't comment on plans to leave only calling the order, quote, unfriendly. but some are worried about escalating tensions. >> it's a small planet. it takes very little time to fly around the planet. so we have to find ways of being in peace. >> that new development you mentioned is that ruks president vladimir putin responding this morning saying he's not going to retaliate in response to these sanctions by expelling american diplomats but says the sanctions are, quote, a provocation aimed to further undermine russian-american relations. many here hope the situation can be deescalated by president-elect donald trump. we'll keep an eye on new
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developments this morning. >> from the russian consulate. pete, thank you very much. 5:35 on your friday morning. a story you'll only see on nbc bay area. a family's dog dies and now there are questions about whether a recent trip to the groomer played a role. the 2-year-old dog went for a haircut and five days later died. the groomer says it's not their fault. they say they have proof. "today in the bay's" thom jensen is in san jose with what the dog's owner is also telling us. >> reporter: good morning. the pet's owners say they brought their dog to showtime pet grooming in san jose, and when they picked her up, she could not move her back legs. pete cruz says he and his wife still don't know how their healthy 2-year-old dog honey was injured, eventually causing her death. they took her to get a haircut last week and they say when they got her home, her back legs seemed to be paralyzed. the next day her body was definitely paralyzed and days
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later she passed away from what her doctors called a fractured spine. the groomers say surveillance video shows honey was limping and was already injured when she came to their shop. >> you see honey walking away from the camera, her legs seem stiff and eventually cross. that's a very unnatural position for a dog. she definitely looks like she's in pain. >> reporter: honey died just after she came home. a vet naern told the cruzes her spine was broken. she died from that injury. now the owners are talking to the state legislature, wanting the california senate to introduce and help pass new legislation that will better regulate groomers. in san jose, thom jensen, "today in the bay." now to the christmas eve stabbing in an east bay target store. yesterday cameras were allowed in the courtroom, but the of the ds never appeared. attorneys for those co-defendants, jesse archuleta and her brother frankie waived their right to appear in court.
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the two are accused of stabbing tyrone griffen when he was shopping with his 4-year-old son. witnesses say it happened after griffin asked the archuletas to turn down what he considered inappropriate music for them to be playing in the toy section. one defense attorney said it would be inappropriate to have his clients appear yesterday in front of the media. >> when this case does end up going forward, i expect he'll be fully exonerated and he was acting in self-defense. >> according to the police report, the victim, griffin, grabbed a wine bottle off a shelf and hit frankie with it. griffin's widow, however, doesn't believe that, saying she will wait to see any surveillance video of the fight and tells us show hopes the investigation will be thorough. 5:38 right now. for the first time we're hearing from the family of a 14-year-old san jose boy who was killed by a suspected drunk driver, just a devastating accident on christmas morning. there's a picture of what it looked like afterward. andrew nguyen died christmas
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morning when the car he was riding in with his parents was hit on capital expressway after the driver came over the median and collided with his car directly. now the family of the evergreen valley freshman released a statement. the family is devastated but will celebrate andrew's life. they also wanted to thank the first responders who were at the scene of the deadly crash and ask for privacy. to keep drunk drivers off the roads this new year's eve, many bay area transit agencies are running special schedules tomorrow. samtrance and ac transit are offering free service on all bus lines from 8:00 tomorrow night until 5:00 a.m. sunday, new year's day. caltrain rides also will be free after 8:00 p.m. that's when caltrain will start running on a special schedule. those rides will end around 2:00 a.m. sunday. b.a.r.t. rides aren't free new year's eve night, but there will be special tranes running on a schedule from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. b.a.r.t. will also have extra
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trains in san francisco to run after the fireworks show on the embarcadero. good morning. on this friday we are expecting to see slightly warmer temperatures and mostly clear skies for the start of your friday as we head into the weekend. we did see those chilly overnight lows at 48 degrees in the peninsula, south bay at about 42 degrees. and near san francisco 46 with the north bay at about 30 degrees. i hope you do enjoy the outdoors today because this temperature trend is looking pretty good out there. as i mentioned, we are expecting to see increased cloud cover because we are tracking a weak storm system that is expected to affect the further southern counties and it could bring scattered showers early tomorrow morning as well. by about 8:00 a.m., we should be at 44 degrees. into the 10:00, 11:00 a.m. hour, you could see cloud cover. heading into the evening hours is when we're expecting the heaviest of the clouds. in the san francisco area, expect decent conditions out there.
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53 degrees, 54 as you head into the lunch hour. the roads right now, we're still showing the slowing near the 280. overall, your bridge drive times, westbound bay bridge nine minutes, a quick look at how it looks on the bridge area. looking pretty good. looks nice out there. >> light and very bright. next, dashing to the altar. the reason people are rushing to hear wedding bells today. >> dealing with another loss. the east bay family searching for the heirloom snatched from a fallen soldier's grave. "nbc bay area responds." we've recovered over $400,000 for our viewers. if you want help, visit =vianey/wsifull=
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weather tease =traffic= . the bay area is yet again waking up to chilly temperatures. south bay 42 degrees, peninsula 48, and the tri-valley in the 30s. heading over to the san francisco area, also seeing the 40s. a quick check at your bridge drive times. westbound 580 towards the ridge mond bridge, eight minutes. westbound 80 towards the bay bridge, nine minutes. 5:44. a mid air meltdown caught on camera. two passengers are facing charges. >> hey! >> look at that right there.
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patrick way land says it started when the woman tried to use the restroom during takeoff. when a flight attendant told her to sit down, she and her partner started shouting. as you were seeing, the man lunges at another passenger. less than an hour into the flight, the pilots turned it around. in the east bay, the search is under way for a family heirloom stolen from a cemetery. after the soldier was killed in afghanistan in 2007, his parents interned his ashes with personal items behind glass at lafayette's queen of heaven cemetery. last year sean's father joined him at the cemetery. the two were linked by a gold ring with the family crest given from father to son. on christmas day on a visit, sean's mother was devastated to see that ring was missing. >> i just couldn't believe that
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someone would do something like this for someone who served our country, fought for our country. he sacrificed his life for our country. >> she just wants the ring returned, no questions asked. a followup right now. prosecutors are reportedly dropping a dui charged against a man who only tested positive for having caffeine in his system. according to the "san francisco chronicle," this comes a year after the ticket. back in august of 2015, joseph schwab was driving home from work when he was pulled over. after running self tests, the only thing that showed up in his system was caffeine. authorities initially believed he might have been under the influence of a drug that did not show up in his system. prosecutors have not dropped his second charge of reckless driving. it is illegal to drive while high on marijuana. a new law wants to make sure one more thing is illegal. according to the "san jose
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mercury" news, right now nothing technically forbids smoking while you drive. state senator jerry hill from the peninsula says the new bill introduced yesterday would make laws for smoking while driving consistent with laws for drinking while driving. a very quick thinking uber driver helped to save a teenage girl from a suspected sex trafficking rick. keith avila has been an uber driver for just about a month now. on monday he picked up a 16-year-old girl and two women near sacramento. avila noticed the teenage girl was wearing skimpy clothing. as he was driving along, he said it sounded like the women were coaching her on how to ask for money from the man she was about to meet. as soon as he dropped off the trio, he immediately called police. >> i get just enough distance where they're not going to see me and i made the phone call. i don't want to be in part of that. i'm in the going to assist, not going to stay silent. >> two women and a man were arrested shortly after avila
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made the phone call. now to twitter which may be considering adding an edit button so you can reconsider your pest before you hit send. ceo jack dorsey taking to his own twitter account yesterday, asking users what the company can improve orr create in 2017. as you might imagine, responses flooded in. the top request was for an edit button. others included a bookmark button and better safety and reporting options for online bullies. those are rampant, trolls. >> oh the things that would happen if you can go back and change what was written in some of those tweets. >> absolutely. now to the future. 2017 is almost here. a lot of new laws will go into effect. people are rushing to ring in the new year. we found out there's a rush of a different kind. this kind of surprised both of us. people are making last-minute plans to get married. >> matrimony, of course, right before the new year. this is going on all over the bay area. for one example, appointments to
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stand before the justice of the peace are filling up fast in contra costa county. december 31st is on a saturday, the county clerk in martinez is gearing up for a slew of marriage ceremonies today. >> for these particular high volume days, december 30th, february 14th, we have a process in place that streamlines getting couples in and out so they can get those nuptials taken care of. >> many people like to schedule their weddings on new year's eve because it's already a holiday, plus there's already champagne being served. you've got family around. it's just easier. happening now, volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the floats for the tournament of roses parade. hundreds of people are working to perfect every detail on the dozens of floats that will be on display. you can see people painting flowers, sprinkling glitter, bringing characters like dory to
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life. we will have coverage starting at 4:30 a.m. on sunday. right now vianey arana has been working on perfecting every aspect of your weather and traffic. we couldn't ask for a better day here. >> i agree. speaking of that rose bowl parade. it looks like they're just going to miss the rain. they'll get the heaviest of the rain -- right now anyways -- the models showing it on saturday and isn't maybe scattered showers on monday. hopefully the storm system makes its way out, or else we'll have a soggy parade. right here at home in san francisco, 45 degrees, nice clear skies. yes, we are expected to climb once again into much more pleasant conditions. we are expecting mostly clear skies for the majority of your friday. it's going to be a good day yet again to head outdoors. san jose also in the 40s. a quick look at today's highs. we are expected to climb into the 50s and 60s for the san jose
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area before we start seeing a cold snap come in, and tomorrow morning your wake-up weather will be in the 40s and 30s. early saturday morning, expect a low of about 39 degrees. in san jose, 45 for san francisco and 40 for the fremont area as well. now, here is a quick look right now, your weekend storm, the storm system we've been talking about that is expecting to i'm pal so cal. light rain near the los angeles area. typically where you see the orange and the yellow, that's where the heaviest of the downpours are expected. yes, we could see the possibility of the further southern county areas like monterey, could be seeing the chance of a few showers into tonight and early tomorrow morning. but for the majority of the bay area, it is expected to miss us, at least this first storm is anyway. here is a quick check of the seven-day rain estimate. now, about a quarter inch for areas like l.a. is expected as we head into friday night. that's when the rain chances really start to kick up.
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they could see up to a half inch by as early as sunday night. that's because we're zeeing a second storm system come in, moving in from the south to the north. that's going to bring a cold snap. that's when areas like san jose once again fall in that rain shadow. areas like santa rosa could see good rain totals. right now looking like probably a half inch as we head into monday and tuesday, we'll see the return of another storm system that will bring more rain chances. here is a quick three-day travel outlook at lake tahoe as you head out for the weekend. we're expecting a good chance of seeing rainfall near the monterey area tonight into early saturday morning. this is going to be your commute, you may catch some rain while you're out on the roads. quick day planner for your new year's eve, here you go, 10:00 a.m., we have light rain. that is clearing out just in time to see the ball drop. whether you're going to be outside or indoors with family and friends, your new year's day
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is looking pretty good. in the next seven days we have the cold snap that comes in. by monday and sunday night. it looks like tuesday we could start seeing those below freezing temperatures. wednesday looks like it's going to be the coldest overnight lows, dropping into the possible 20s yet again. here is a quick look at traffic. southbound 101 to highway 85 about 20 minutes. northbound 280 to highway 85, eight minutes. sam and kira. >> looks good. thanks. alarming numbers. a new report that shows not just how many police officers were shot and killed in 2016, but how many were ambushed. first at 5:53, happening now, a 6-year-old girl kidnapped in a stolen car has been reunited with her mother after a scare in southern california. see the emotional reunion right now on hatch warning. this morning the nation is still transfixed by two bald eagle eggs on live camera. we posted a link to the live
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feed on our facebook page. by the way, we're back in two minutes. some sobering new numbers show
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just how deadly this year has been for police officers across the nation. ==vo== there was a 56-percent spike in the number of officers who were shot and killed in 2016. that's according to new data from the 'national law enforcement some sobelering new numbers show how deadly this year has been for police officers across the country. there was a 56 pfrs spike for officers shot and killed in the line of duty in 2016. that comes according to new data from the national law enforcement officers memorial fund. 64 officers were gunned down in
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the line of duty this year. 21 of hem were killed in ambushes. a texas mother was killed and her two daughters injured when they fell from a chair lift at a colorado ski resort. it happened just outside of boulder. the three fell off the lift when it was halfway up the slope yesterday morning. they all were taken to a nearby hospital where the 40-year-old mother died. one of the girls was flown to a children's hospital, and the other child is out of the hospital this morning. investigators are trying to figure out what led up to this crash in tennessee. a fedex truck hit by a train yesterday afternoon. it happened as the driver was turning on to a private road with no arm crossing for the train. the train was sounding its horn as it approached, but it still hit the truck. somehow no one was injured. the fedex truck driver was hospitalized, but he was conscious and talking to investigators at the scene. let's go to new york city right now. times square, a live look
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outside, the hustle and bustle of the big apple. home, of course, to one of the most iconic new year's eve celebrations in the world. people across the country and around the world are going to watch the ball drop in times square as we count down to 2017 tomorrow night. happening today, preparations for new year's eve are going to continue in new york city. not a bad idea to test out the ball drop before the big moment tomorrow night. organizers are going to be doing just that, anti a million people are expected to pack or should we say squeeze into times square tomorrow night. back here in the bay area, law enforcement officers are going to be cracking down on drunk drivers this weekend obviously due to new year's eve celebrations. there will be dui checkpoints in several different bay area cities starting tonight. that includes richmond, oakland and santa rosa. in california in 2014 alcohol-related collisions led to more than 1,100 deaths and more than 24 how serious
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injuries. right now at 6:00, we're on the scene of breaking news as emergency crews battling a fire on the peninsula. we'll bring you a live report from palo alto. tensions are high between the u.s. and russia after president obama called for sanctions against the country. we have the impact this could have on russian officials right here in the bay area. plus a driver crashes into a bay area cvs leaving a whole lot of damage behind. the new information we're learning about what led up to that accident. and we are counting down until 2017. the steps kba area public transit agencies are taking to make sure everyone can get home safely. "today in the bay" continues right now. good morning to you at 5:59, thanks for joining us. i'm kira klapper in for laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. it will be the new year before you know it. for the time being, this is the last friday of 2016. >> hard to believe. for me personally this year has flown. for you it's been a painstaking
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pace. >> wait a minute. so you had a baby a couple months ago. >> i did. >> i got engaged. we've got a lot going on. this is a good new year. >> that's right. i celebrated a new year in the bay area, starting here. it was a good year. we are tracking some pretty good conditions across the bay area for today. here is a quick look at today's highs, increasing cloud cover is expected as you head into the overnight hours as well. we will be in the 50s and 60s. san jose topping out at about 63 degrees. half moon bay also 60. tomorrow's early morning highs waking up once again in the 30s. san jose 39, los gatos 38, santa rosa 37. if you think this is cold, stay tuned for next week. we're tracking a cold snap expected to bring record lows into the bay area with the coldest temperatures more than likely being next wednesday. now let's get a quick check right now at your south bay
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