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a large brush fire in contra costa county -- almost under col. right now at 4:30, a large brush fire in contra costa county is under control. firefighters making progress on the flames burning near a major refinery. plus, a special battery investigation underway at uc berkeley. the suspect still on the loose. but first, a deadly scene in san jose after police say they found a man stabbed to death. now officers are in an all-out search for the female suspect. the news starts right now. good afternoon to you. thank you for joining us at 4:30. i'm peggy bunker. terry mcsweeney has the day off. police are looking for a suspect in downtown san jose when a deadly confrontation took place off of 280 and west virginia on
2nd street. marianne favro is joining me. what do we know so far? >> reporter: well, police were called here around 10:00 this morning and now more than six hours later, they are still here investigating the homicide. police say a woman stabbed a man to death this morning and they are still looking for her. the man was taken to a nearby hospital where he died. neighbors tell us they are not surprised to hear about the murder. they say this is an area that has seen plenty of crime. >> it's hard to walk over here, especially in the night. it's very dangerous. >> reporter: jose says that it's also known to be a lot of prostitution here. police are still trying to determine a motive for the
stabbing. police have not released the name of any suspects or any suspect description and they have not released the name of the victim. reporting live in san jose, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> marianne, thank you for the latest there. we'll continue to follow this developing story both on the air and online at nbcbayarea.com. our digital team is tweeting out the latest developments. and we turn now to continuing cover range of a brush fire burning in rodeo and contra costa county. this threatened the nearby phillips oil refinery. it's 80% contained but 400 acres have been burned. the flames were whipped abbottabad by very stroaround bg winds. we have cooler temperatures on the way. meteorologist rob mayeda is tracking those conditions for us. rob? >> yes. we're seeing the fog take over
san francisco where it's 66 degrees but a different story in concord. 98 degrees. but that's an improvement from the 105 we saw yesterday. slight cooling in and around concord. pleasanton, still in the mid-90s. a big drop in temperatures in san jose. close to 100 degrees around downtown. much more comfortable, 84 degrees. it's fueled by the marine air that is pretty shallow. it's about a thousand feet thick. the wind speeds are gusty at times. 15 to 20 miles per hour. notice the humidity numbers. fairfield, livermore, concord, still very high fire danger. the breezes are picking up this afternoon. for solano county, as we head you through the work week, cooler temperatures and then another round of hot temperatures show up towards the
end of the seven-day forecast. we'll get you the full forecast in just ten minutes. >> rob, thank you so much. more people are being forced to evacuate their homes in oroville as the wildfire continues to grow in butte county. within the past few minutes, jerry browns that declared a state of emergency. more than 5,000 acres have burned. the fire is 20% contained. a lot of work left to do. for people living in the communities are the latest to be forced from their homes. six people have been injured and at least ten structures have been burned. the fire danger is a big concern across california. you can keep track of the conditions with our free nbc bay area app that provides the forecast for individual cities right down to your specific neighborhood. a new investigation tonight at uc berkeley. a man there groped a woman on campus. police say the sexual battery happened just before 9:00. the woman, who was not a student, was in the campus parking lot when the man
approached her. police say the suspect grabbed her under her shorts. the victim screamed and the man ran away. the victim was not injured. officers are looking for the man. federal investigators will be in oakland to investigate the site of a construction fire that led to evacuations. most of the people who have been evacuated have been given the all-clear to return home. more than 700 people were forced to evacuate when the mixed-use construction site went up in flames on friday morning. businesses shut down during that emergency. they were also given in the go ahead to return. and a bombshell report by "the new york times." they are saying now that they could be playing into a major investigation into possible collusion between the trump campaign and russia. the newspaper is reporting that there was a meeting with trump family members at trump tower for damaging information about hillary clinton was promised.
nbc's jennifer johnson has more. >> reporter: "the new york times" is now reporting that president trump's oldest son donald jr. was promised damaging information about hillary clinton before meeting with a kremlin-connected russian lawyer in june 2016. also at that previously undisclosed meeting, son-in-law jared kushner and campaign chair paul manafort. earlier on sunday, the white house dismissed it. >> jared kushner put in his disclosure prematurely. he's since amended it. it was disclosed and it was a nothing meeting. >> reporter: investigations are ongoing into whether the trump campaign colluded with the russians to meddle with the election. back from the g 20 summit, president trump unleashed tweets. "i strongly pressed president putin twice about russian meddling in our election." he added, "it's time to move
forward." >> that's the dumbest idea i've ever heard but it's pretty close. when it comes to russia, he's got a blind spot when it comes to forgive and forget. >> others found the idea laughable. >> i am sure that vladimir putin could be of enormous assistance in that effort, since he's doing the hacking. >> putin has denied russia meddled in the election but u.s. intelligence agencies have all concluded it happened. jennifer johnson, nbc news, washington. well, a small army of volunteers hit the streets of ambua hamburg, germany, to clean up the mess that protesters left behind. there was looting and vandalizing of buildings and cars. hundreds of officers were hurt in the violence. volunteers spread out with cleaning supplies. the city has promised to get financial support to those who say that their property was damaged. a lot is happening in washington, d.c., and around the world politically.
for continuing coverage of these details, tune in every monday at 6:00. that's when our political analyst larry gerston will breakdown the latest political developments. frustration is building where crews are going to start working on a sinkhole that opened up more than a year ago in moraga. public works says the red tape connected to $3 million in federal funds has held up the work on this sinkhole until now. repairs are set to begin on july 17th. for people who live in the area, they are not too thrilled because that will just mean more road closures and detours and more delays. >> it's a hassle. if you don't know where you're going, they block it off and then you go, okay, what do i do now? and then you go through here and then you can't get out once you get in. you have to go all the way around. >> at least 10 to 15 more minutes, if not more, relying heavily on my gps.
>> that work is expected to stretch into october. well, you probably noticed that the last time you filled your car up with gas at the gas station, prices are falling. prices at the pump have dropped about a cent and a half in the past two weeks putting the national average at $2.31 for regular unleaded gas. here in the bay area, the average price is a little higher, like everything else. in san francisco, it will cost you about $3.07. san jose is $2.95. vallejo, a beat cheaper at $2.91 and marin is at $3.01. a tragedy at an event that was taking place to celebrate a new mother. also, coming up at 5:00, keeping their memory in the spotlight. a vigil for the victims of a deadly shooting at a ups facility in san francisco last month. u-s and russia... appears to be
a cease-fire for southwest syria brokered by the u.s. and russia appears to be holding so far. the cease-fire went into effect today. a monitor and two rebel officials confirm that the latest attempt of the cease-fire is in the sixth year that the war has been under way. the u.s., russia and jordan announced this agreement at the g20 summit. commanders say they are skeptical calling the cease-fire well, it was supposed to be a joyful occasion and turned tragic in ohio. family and friends gathered at a home outside of cincinnati for a gender reveal party when gunfire erupted. one person was killed and eight others were injured. among those injured were three children. the witness called 911 said she saw two men walk into the house and then shots were fired. police are still looking for suspects. >> we don't know who the suspects are or why they did this. we encourage people to take the same precautions that they
always do. call the police department if there's anything suspicious. keep your house locked and lights on. we have no reason to believe that this is connected to our community. >> the people who survived that shooting have nonlife threatening injuries. coming up next, tracking the fire danger not just here but across the western u.s. and canada. the frightening moments as flames threaten a summer camp for kids. and a view outside over san jose, one of the spots that saw a little bit of cooling today and more cooling as we head through the work week. a look at that and our forecast when we come right back. ♪
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story. >> reporter: wildfires are sweeping across the west. in california, the wittier fire has burned a school to the ground. as of this morning, it's only 5% contained. a camp had to be evacuated because of fire. last night, campers were reunited with their relieved parents. crews have been forced to fight flames from the air. >> we are hoping that the aircraft has a good effect on the fire and what that does is enable our crews to make a direct attack. >> reporter: north of the border, nearly 200 fires are burning in british columbia. this forced thousands of people to flee. while firefighters struggle to contain the fire, a rainbow above the smoke and flames. you also have some incredible pictures that you've been seeing of this fire? >> and the smoke from some of the fires drifting northward into the bay area, you've been
seeing that today. the firefighting efforts in san tar barbara county is very impressive. you can see the smoke plume there approaching one of the towers there and there is the air drop occurring and the retardant flies by the camera. that is from the helicopter. it's trying to protect the communications towers. if you travel down south on 101 to santa barbara, that's the ridgeline burning associated with the whittier fire. there are low humidity levels, gusty winds and an awful combination of 90s inland. livermore wind speeds up to 20 miles per hour. you have to watch the east bay. but notice the wind pushing in
across the top of the hills. meanwhile, over around novato, it's still warm. 70s and 80s into the north bay. we see a similar forecast taking shape for tomorrow, highs in the low to mid-of60s around san francisco. things trend a little cooler now. even for the tri-valley. should be in the upper 80s to low 90s for monday and at least tuesday afternoon. things trend cooler. san jose, that's a big drop in temperatures. 84 degrees at this hour. it was in the upper 90s around this time yesterday. here's the trend on monday. mid-8 mid-80s. similar temperatures around san jose as we head into the start of the work week. satellite shows you the low clouds and fog making a comeback hour by hour as we head into tomorrow morning. low clouds across the central bay and into parts of the north bay. the low clouds linger through the day and we'll see that sea
breeze and an ongoing event which will bring our temperatures in that downward trend. morning temperatures starting off mostly in the 50s. lower 50s around the north bay and high temperatures tomorrow in the lower 90s heading into morgan hill. upper 9 0s today so trending cooler there. as we head to livermore, 92 in the forecast. that's better than the upper 90s we had today. 70s, oakland into hayward. around the peninsula, 60s and 7 0s in the forecast. highs in the mid-60s and north bay temperatures now mostly in the 80s so we look forward to cooling temperatures monday through wednesday. high pressure will be kept at bay as the sea breeze turns stronger. marine air temporarily ramps up closer to 2,000 feet. thursday, friday and saturday, look what happens. high pressure builds back and a similar pattern late june and
early this month so that means there's a chance that we could see the temperatures soaring well into the upper 9 0s later this week. enjoy the cool down while it lasts. san francisco, drizzle and mist. 70s towards the end of the week. the valleys, again, will see the temperatures rising. probably more noticeable as we get into friday and saturday. could be closing in on 100 degrees again next weekend. we don't like having to talk about these heat spells. >> yeah. >> you feel like you're the bearer of bad news sometimes but this summer has been off to a scorching start. >> it has. >> you can see the 15 major wildfires across the state, things will continue to be challenging for firefighters. >> absolutely. good advanced notice to make plans for next week. thanks, rob. still to come, local siblings get creative. they decided to delay a birthday party by six months in order to help out for a very good cause. it's a story that will make you bay area proud.
course. a group of berkeley kids seem to have perfected that when is fun and games not just fun and games? a group of berkeley kids have perfected that idea. they found a way to have a lot of fun while doing a lot of good at the same time. garvin thomas has tonight's bay area proud. >> reporter: they may have come up with original ideas to raise money for their favorite charity. they found, for example, that coconut with umbrellas sold better than lemonade. their latest scheme, though, was even more creative in every sense of the word.
>> may have to go to more extreme measures for this one. >> per fefection over puntualit. how else do you explain that this birthday party is coming after his birthday. >> six months isn't very quick but if you think about what we've done. >> you'd think overall that time ollie and his sister and friend have been obsessive about perfecting and building 20 of these. computer designed 3-d printed compressed air-powered miniature marshmallow launchers. >> i think we're on schedule but we still have a lot of guns to make. >> all so ollie and a dozen friends can celebrate his belated birthday with an elaborate game of capture the flag. >> yeah. who doesn't want to shoot their friends with marshmallows?
>> reporter: what is truly great, though, is that the young one person who will get the most out of this day isn't even here 9,000 miles away in uganda. >> ollie learned about this from their 80-year-old berkeley neighbor. seven years ago, judy started her own small nonprofit helping orphans in uganda. and ever since learning about it, ollie and may have been getting creative about helping find ways to raise money. that's why in lieu of presents, they want donations to pay frank's way to a rd booing scho boarding school. it will mean a lot.
>> it does. it touches me. >> it's really nice to get his thank you notes to know that we made a difference in his life. >> you see the magnitude of the effects of what you've done and how life changing it is. >> reporter: which ollie believes is way more important than a birthday party anywhere near his birthday. >> awesome. >> reporter: when all the marshmallows were shot and picked up and all of the money tallied, the group had raised a thousand dollars for help uganda kids. garvin thomas, nbc bay area news. a little bit of a cooldown and temperatures are in the 90s. 60s at the coast. will this cool down on sunday carry over into your work week? i'll have that coming up. police are investigating a homicide in san jose. i'm marianne favro. coming up, the latest on the search for the female suspect.
right now at a:5:00, a homicide investigation in san jose. a female suspect is still on the loose after a man is found stabbed downtown. the news at 5:00 starts now. i'm peggy bunker. thank you for joining us. terry mcsweeney has the day off. it's an ak sif scene at this hour as police search for clues in a homicide in san jose. take a look at where this deadly confrontation took place off of 2nd street off of 280 and west virginia street. that's where a man was found stabbed and later died at the hospital. marianne favro has the late-breaking details. what details do we have? >> well, police were first called out to this area just before 10:00 this morning on a
report that a man had been stabbed. if you look here now, you can see that the police crime van is still here as investigators try to find out more about this unusual homicide. police say a woman stabbed a man to death this morning and they are still looking for her. the man was taken to a nearby hospital where he died. neighbors say they're not surprised to learn about the murder. they say this is an area that has seen me tea of crime. >> you know, it's hard to walk over here, especially in the nig night. it's very dangerous. >> neighbor jose says this area is known to have a lot of prostitution. police are still trying to determine aç motive for the stabbing and so far they have not released the name of the suspect or even a description. reporting live in san