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breaking news in the east bay. a wild and dangerous series of events. an escaped pscyhiatric patient right now at 11:00, we have breaking news in the east bay. a wild and dangerous series of events, an escaped psychiatric patient causing chaos on the freeway. good evening and thanks for joining us i'm janel wang sitting in for jessica aguirre. >> i'm raj mathai. this patient put his life and other lives in danger and it played out on interstate 580.
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sergio quintana joins us with the details on the escape. >> reporter: well, the freeway is open, it was opened a couple hours ago, but the sheriff's deputies have been able to take that man into custody. he's back at john george hospital. he does have injuries after being hit by a car on interstate 580. here's some video of that man in handcuffs. according to an alameda county sheriff's spokesman he was at the hospital on a 72 hour psychiatric hold. at 6:20 this evening he decided to leave. he walked to the fairmont hospital and hopped into a car there, a teenager was inside the car, waiting for his parents inside the hospital. the patient tried car jacking that vehicle with the teen inside. he crashed the car into a garbage truck, then hopped out and tried stealing another car. when that failed he ran to a
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nearby homeless encampment and ran onto interstate 580. he was clipped by a car, the driver was going about 65 miles per hour. he survived the hit with only minor injuries. that's when he was cuffed. at the moment investigators are trying to figure out why this man attempted such a daring and dangerous escape from the hospital. at this moment they're also trying to figure out why he was at the hospital originally on that 72-hour psychiatric hold. lots of questions to be answered in this. reporting live in san leandro, i'm sergio quintana nbc bay area news. >> we'll stay on top of it. now to a developing story, a grewsome and unexpected discovery. detectives say a woman's body was found floating in a canal. it was found this morning off the bay trails. a bicyclist riding on the trails found the body and called 911, she was found naked and floating
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face down. within the past hour, the fires in southern california have taken another dramatic turn. these are live pictures from our nbc chopper over the thomas fire in ventura county. as feared the strong santa ana winds are whipping. the flames on the mountainside. there are now six large fires, two of them sparked today, one in river side county and one in san diego county. >> the one in san diego, called the lilac fire is sparking evacuations. about 40 miles north of san die diego. the fires have burned more than 140,000 acres nearly 200,000 people have been evacuated. jody hernandez has been on the front lines of the thomas fire throughout the week and
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rejoins us now from the ojai valley. what's the latest? >> reporter: raj, this fire still shows no sign of slowing down. we're here in the ojai valley, as you mentioned, where you can see the fire fight is in full force. there are scenes like this all over the ojai valley tonight and firefighters have no idea when they'll get a handle on it the relentless thomas fire has firefighters waging battle for the fourth straight night. >> the last 36 hours there's been an increase in fire activity to the north and east and south of the town of ojai. >> reporter: the unpredictable winds are fanning the flames pushing them toward ranches and homes. this cal fire crew has stayed near the head of the fire, protecting a beautiful spanish estate called ojai vista farms. it's known for its tranquil inenvironment, but not right now.
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from the road belowred residents have been watching. now the red flag warning has been extended through sunday. >> it's exhausting right now. we're tired, we've been up for three days straight right about now. >> i've been here 20-something years from back east. if this were a blizzard i'd know how to hunker down and what to do, but this fire is quite frightening. >> frightening is right. 15,000 homes remained threatened right now. 50,000 people are evacuated. again this fire shows no sign of slowing down, that red flag warning has been extended through sunday. that means extreme fire danger through the weekend. thank you, jodi. feeling the effects of the fire. some of the smoke in southern california made its way to the bay area today.
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jeff ranieri has a look at our unhealthy air quality forecast. millions of people heard that sound, a widespread emergency alert in southern california. this was the largest text lart since the system started in 2012. this text alert was not used county wide during our fires in the north bay and it led to deadly results. we immediately questioned sonoma county officials as did residents. tonight lawmakers are proposing a few idea. cheryl hurd joins us with the new details. >> reporter: no one here in coffey park will forget the devastation you see here, but people in southern california are feeling their pain. but they got a heads up, an alert. something people here wish they had. >> we just got caught by surprise. i woke up because of the sound. >> reporter: the sound they describe was fire racing through
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their neighborhood and not the sound of a mass alert system they were hoping for. >> a lot of people didn't. close to 90% did not get any alerts. >> reporter: california state senator mike mcguire wants to change that. he is now proposing swift action to impose a mandatory wireless alert system similar to this one. a system that would be uniform all across the state early thursday an estimated 12 million people in seven counties got this warning on their devices. it was an unprecedented text lart warning people in the fat of the fires. the warnoks who lost their home felt it was the right thing to happen there because it didn't happen here. >> they said the reason they didn't do it here because it goes to everybody and at 1:00 in
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the morning they didn't want e a mass evacuation on the road. >> the county manager has been criticized for that. our unit spoke with the manager who stood by his decision saying he didn't want to create panic and confusion. they believe the decision was wrong. >> reporter: senator mcguire would like to put the finishing touches on his proposed legislation by next month. we do have continuing coverage online. to see more of our investigation into the sonoma county emergency lart go to and click onto our investigation tab. >> new video tonight, this is police chasing a car jacking suspect. once it ends, this was caught on the officer's body camera. it shows the moment police shot and killed an unarmed black man.
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nbc bay area's jean elle is in san francisco with reaction. jean. >> reporter: san francisco's police chief listened to testimony tonight from people in the bay view expressing anger, frustration and fear. they are calling the shooting a murder. >> we are sick and tired of being silenced. our people are dieing. you have racist cops on your police force. >> reporter: emotions erupt at an sfpd meeting after police show video from an officer's body camera capturing the moment he shot and killed 42-year-old o'neil after a chase. he was suspected of an unarmed car jacking of a california lottery van. at the end of the chase, o'neil
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ran toward a patrol car and was shot. police say he did not have a weapon. they said the officer to who fired just graduated from the academy, it was his fourth day on duty o'neil's father watched the video, and then told the chief he misses his son. >> he was loved, yeah. >> reporter: adding to the mistrust, a community member shared this video of a police officer, minutes after the shooting, telling her o'neil was shot because he had a gun. people at the meeting say they don't trust the department. >> we are here, suffering, we are here traumatized. >> chief bill scott wouldn't draw any conclusions about the shooting, saying it's still under investigation and the department is releasing evidence to be transimportant. >> community voices their
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frustration, what they were feeling and i think that's appropriate. this is a tragic incident. >> you know what, it has to stop. >> reporter: jean elle nbc bay area news. a holiday heist at an outlet mall. bringing bart to the silicone valley but it comes with a cost. the businesses that are caught in the middle. dry conditions leading to poor air quality. when the worst is expected and when the pattern may change to allow rain at 11:19.
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how's it going down there? that's good. lica misses you. i'm over it though. (laughter) that's fine. i miss her more than you anyway. ♪ ♪ hey, my window is closing. yeah that's okay. alright miles. i love you. (phone hangs up) ♪ ♪ yeah i love you too. ♪ ♪ gilroy police are looking for him this is )jay vasquez ). . just in to our news room, he is armed and dangerous and gilroy police are looking for him. this is jay vasquez, he's a suspect in a shooting of another man last week. investigators believe the crime is gang related. in gilroy a takeover robbery
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at the popular outlet mall. the robber with a surprising message for his victims. ian cull has the story new at 11:00. >> gilroy police say the man walked up to the back door of the lane bryant outlet, saying the delivery just arrived, instead they have a robber on the doorstep. >> he demands all the money out of his register. >> detectives say the man wasn't wearing a uniform, and when he was done getting the cash he ordered the employees into the bathroom. >> he told them not to come out for ten minutes told them he was sorry and have a merry christmas and he left. >> shoppers aren't so cheery hearing about the crime. >> it's appalling and it's sad it happened. i feel for the employees that are at the store. >> he works at another store in
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the complex. >> we don't hear that here. >> this wasn't the only heist monday. police are looking for seven suspect who is smashed the sun glass hut, grabbed product and left in minutes. police will increase patrols at the outlet during this busy shopping season. ian cull, nbc bay area news. tonight marks one week since the verdict in the kate steinle murder trial. instead of looking back, her parents are looking forward. next week she would have been turned 35 years old. her parents telling nbc bay area tonight they want to honor kate's memory in a positive way. her birthday is next wednesday, they want to celebrate her life by helping to raise money through her endowment with the challenged athlete's foundation. they want to give a young person a special sports wheelchair.
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it enables people to compete in basketball, and all sorts of activities. we posted a direct link to donate on our website. we are learning troubling deat a times about an explosion that happened in san francisco two weeks ago. it was set off by a gas leak. city leaders are demanding an answer from pg&e about what happened. pg&e said it started in a pipe that's no longer part of a work system. they hope to have more answers in a couple weeks. an active night in berkeley, all about the internet, keeping it open and equal. about 50 people turned out to favor net neutrality. it was outside of a verizon store, it was organized by a group called occupied oakland. they argue the plan to roll back net neutrality laws would roll
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back speed for those that can't pi pay for high speed service. we should mention, comcast, a may major internet provider is the parent company of nbc bay area. bart is coming to san jose, above the ground and underground. several agencies have gun the process of trying to determine how deep the tunnelling will go and whether it will devastate small businesses on the surface. bart want it is two-tunnel system, bta wants a newer, deeper tunnel system, which says it will require less street construction. >> when the street gonna be such a mess like that, nobody is going to get out of their offices and come and eat. >> the two sides are still negotiating which agency will make the call for design. the goal for completion remains
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2026. for our second time this year, the investigation into the misuse of school officers was honored. >> we are proud and honored to share this news with you. they won the alfred dupont columbia award. nbc bay area is one of five in the country taking home the prize, which comes on the heels of the pea body. >> it showed the use of issues with police officers on school campuses. a reporting led to major policy changes in the bay area, affecting nearly 70,000 students and a proposed state line that would outline when officers should and should not get involved on campus. the series captured the attention of the obama administration which sent a letter to every school in the country urging educators to stop
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overrelying on school police officers. >> congratulations to the team, if you want to watch all of our reporting, go to our website, that's at >> let's check with jeff ranieri now. we were talking about the smoke from the wild fires moving into the air. >> yeah we think the chance of any major smoke moving into the bay area through the next couple days will be slim. we'll experience our traditional poor air quality just due to high pressure. i want to look at where we are in terms of of our fire danger. this is a fire danger rating index. southern california at 296, still under the extreme fire danger through tomorrow. for the bay area we're in 48 to 110, that puts us in the high range. so please no bark cueing and be careful outside. the winds look like it's going
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to stay gusty through the next three days not as bad tomorrow, 20 to 40 miles per hour winds coming out of the east, that dry santa ana wind. up to 35 on saturday. sunday picks up again possibly 45 miles per hour wind gusts. tuesday will be the break, breezy but likely down to 15 miles per hour. now let's get to tomorrow morning's forecast. not a lot to be concerned about for that morning commute. it's going to be cold. we've been used to that. 36 in the try valley for the south bay 40. 46 for san francisco, and the north bay 37 degrees. we'll see a good amount of warnling as we head to the afternoon tomorrow. it's going to be hazy primarily again from our poor air quality. you can see across the south bay, 69 in san jose and 71 in gilroy. not too windy throughout the
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bay, only 5 miles through alameda county. across the peninsula, mostly sunny skies 64 in san mateo, 68 in palo alto and bring you to san francisco, 64 in engelside and the marina at 65 degrees. in the nborth bay, we have 68 i napa. i want to show you the worst air quality it's in marine, napa and sonoma county. you may need to limit your outdoor exposure, otherwise moderate levels in the east bay be peninsula and south bay. san francisco stays dry the next seven days, 60s for high, inland valleys, not too much of a difference here. keep an eye on the extended outlook, we could see the
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pattern change from december the 20th tlutd 25th to allow some rainfall. the trend that's been trying to nose its way in the last few days and let's hope it stays there. >> it means maybe january will be wet since december has been so dry. up next he said the dog saved his life. the attack in the east bay that landed them both in the hospital. >> we have jimmy. >> dave franco is my guest. we have music from nile horn. and we kick off the 12 days of christmas sweaters. happening now the official state christmas tree at the capital was lit tonight sort of. the lights were turned on before the jount down and of afternoon, the lights flick erred on and off. tonight most of the tree is lit. back in a moment. warning.
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as many consider upgrading smartphones this holiday season... the issue one bay area man found - while dealing with a major wireless company. and kari has overnight updates to the changing weekend forecast - so you can make plans. "today in the bay" - 4:30 to 7.
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police say someone pulled a gun on )jimmy martinez, and demanded that he terrifying moments for a man in the east bay. police say someone pulled a gun on him and demanded that he move the rv that he was living in. he was hit and then shot in the hand. that's when his dog, you see the dog there, jumped in to defend him. she was shot in the jaw. martinez says he wouldn't be here if it wasn't for her bravery. >> if it wasn't for the dog, i wouldn't be here. i literally caught the bullet with my hand. >> both are expected to be okay,
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thankfully. the oakland police department is looking for a suspect. oakland city workers are expecting to strike again tomorrow. they're pushing for higher wages and improved working conditions. it's the second year that both sides are fighting about. the mayor says the city can't spend money it doesn't have. >> we're going to check in with jim my garoppolo and maybe the best sharks game of the season next.
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my name is jamir dixon and i'm a locate and mark fieldman for pg&e. most people in the community recognize the blue trucks
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as pg&e. my truck is something new... it's an 811 truck. when you call 811, i come out to your house and i mark out our gas lines and our electric lines to make sure that you don't hit them when you're digging. 811 is a free service. i'm passionate about it because every time i go on the street i think about my own kids. they're the reason that i want to protect our community and our environment, and if me driving a that truck means that somebody gets to go home safer, then i'll drive it every day of the week. together, we're building a better california.
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tonight. one of the most exciting games of the season. well, a lot of cheering in san jose tonight. also in our news room. one of the most exciting games of the season. >> it started the game lousy and ended really good if you're a sharks fan. it was giants night, that's kevin fransin dropping the buck. carolina jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period. the sharks not only tie the game, they win the game. the sweetest game to brent burns the game winner. the sharks beet the hurricanes tonight 5-4 in overtime.
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>> jimmy garoppolo is being called a hall of famer, and being compared to joe montana. >> i try not to listen to the other stuff. the joe montana comparison, i think it's early for those, it's only been one game. we are both italian, so we have that in common. >> just because they're italian. >> he'll get a chance to impress fans against this sunday when the 9ers play in houston. the raiders are in kansas city. >> we're back in a moment with updates. stay with us. sorry. i can't make it.
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another look at the stubborn and destructive fire still raging in ventura county. before we go tonight, another look at the destructive fires still raging in ventura county. this is a live look from our nbc chopper in the los angeles area. you can see an entire hillside on fire. dramatic pictures coming out of sou earn california. this is one of six fires burning. this is the largest one overall 140,000 acres burned, nearly 200,000 people are evacuated and
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nearly 500 structures destroyed. >>. you can say this chp officer has a knack for rescuing runaway up. s. you can see this officer rescue a chi wau wau. he found the dog in almost total darkness. here's that same officer rescuing a chihua three years ago. >> i remember that. >> that officer doing some great work. >> dog whisperer. great job. >> thanks for joining us. we'll see you tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- jafr


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