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only at jack in the box. we )re live at oracle as the warriors fight for their right now at 5:00, it is win or go home time. we're live at oracle as the warriors fight for their playoff lives. plus, back open after a year of being shut down. the changes made to a waterslide that injured a local boy. but first, a possible fireworks fail. the post-game show that turned into an emergency. the news at 5:00 starts right now. good evening, everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm terry mcsweeney. >> and anousha rasta. let's show you some of these flames from last night's fire. we told you about it at last night's 11:00 newscast. the fire happened around the time a post-game fireworks show
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was wrapping up. christie smith is live in oakland where she heard from fans and the fire department. christie? >> reporter: yeah, that's right. and i have to tell you, it was business as usual today for aas fans. we spoke with some that were here yesterday. they were trying to leave from that side and that's when they saw smoke. the oakland fire department came out to put it out and today they've came up with a probable cause. >> as we pulled up, we saw big plumes of smoke. >> reporter: jessica kagan shot this video of a fire as she returned to her car after the as game last night. she parked off 73rd avenue in oakland. >> the fire had started and fire trucks were starting to block off this area, so we got out as quickly as we could. >> reporter: fans of musician paul simon were also leaving a show at oracle. the fire led to delays for fans at both events trying to get home. >> when we left, they said that there's a fire and then it took like an hour to get out. >> reporter: the fire be under
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12 to 15 palettes of material at a roofing supply business. a battalion chief says a light wind may have carried an ember over. >> it looks to be that it was an accidental fire, due to the fireworks display from the oakland coliseum. >> he says there was no damage to the building. the fire was put out quickly. firefighters say there have not been issues with the many fireworks shows at the coliseum over the years. >> their track record is excellent. they take it very seriously. they have pyrotechnic people that are on scene there. they are always 100% professional. it's just a freak accident. it was strictly an accidental fire due to, you know, a little bit of the breeze and how the fireworks happened. a freak accident. >> reporter: the as told us today that at first they thought these two things were related, but then were not sure if they were connected and didn't have any further details. i also reached out to a man who
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works for the company and puts on the show, and they have not been told definitely what was behind all of this. so at this point, they're taking it day by day. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> christie, thanks very much. for the first time since this frightening accident last year, all the waterslides at dublin's aquatic complex are now open. dozens of people enjoyed the 48-foot high emerald plunge water slide today. they also tested out the slide next to it. it's called the dublin screamer. both slides were closed on opening day last may after a 10-year-old boy was launched after the emerald plunge side and was injured. you see it right there. the city of dublin runs the wave. a spokeswoman says after months of testing, the city is confident the slides are safe. >> so we had a year of testing done. the manufacturer, cal osha had helped in that. and we also hired our own safety expert. so, there are a multitude of people that were involved in the
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testing process to ensure that the testings were done to the best standards available. >> after investigating what went wrong, state safety regulators said it was a water flow issue that led to this accident. now the water levels have been reduced. the people we've talked with this afternoon who tried the slide told us they felt it was safe. turning now to our microclimate weather coverage. let's take a look at san jose this evening. we've had a few days of cool weather, but things will be heating up for the holiday. meteorologist rob mayeda joins us with a look at the forecast. some good news, rob. >> springing towards more summer-like temperatures, but not the case outside right now. still cool with the sunshine. 68 degrees in san jose and a breezy and a little bit blustery evening, setting up for san francisco at 64. but overall, our temperatures with more sunshine today than any of those shower chances have moved on. you notice here in the north bay, about 11 degrees warmer at this hour compared to the same time yesterday. evening plans for now, you'll certainly want a jacket with those numbers in the 50s and
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60s, as we head towards 9:00 tonight, with patches of low clouds. for tomorrow morning, the real warm-up starts to kick in during the day sunday. and by the time we approach memorial day, monday, some valleys could be approaching 90 degrees. we'll have the timeline of when those warmest temperatures arrive and why they may not be sticking around so long coming up in our seven-day forecast in about 12 minutes. >> sounds like a plan. thank you, rob. you can track the weather from the palm of our hand. download our free nbc bay area app and click on the weather tab to get your personalized forecast. this memorial day weekend means more officers on the road. the chp is cracking down on drunk or stoned drivers. the maximum enforcement period started last night and it ends monday night. officers won't just be looking for impaired drivers. they'll also be looking for anyone not wearing a seat belt. >> the main factor behind fatal vehicle collisions, which is something we take very seriously and try to put our people out to
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make sure that we can reduce those numbers and bring that down as much as possible. >> last year, 45 people died in car crashes across the state during memorial day. officers made 921 arrests for duis, as well. we are less than an hour away from tip-off. a live look for you at oracle arena, where fans are piling in for game six of the western conference finals. this is a must-win. it's do or die for the warriors. a loss tonight and this season is over. nbc bay area's sergio contana live at the arena. sergio, i know i'm nervous. are the fans nervous? >> reporter: well, i tell you, it certainly helps that the warriors have the home court advantage tonight. now, the fans are heading into oracle arena knowing that their warriors are behind, three games to two. so tonight has to be high energy. in years past, roracle has proven to be an asset with the fans giving their team an extra
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jolt of support. everyone i've talked to so far have told me they are sure the warriors will pull this one out and continue on to game seven. >> this is it. we'll make it. i was actually at the final game where we won last year. so i know we're going to do it. it will be fine. >> it's always great energy in this crowd. and this is the final playoff game. there's going to be some highlights. >> reporter: and of course, if the warriors do win, then we'll continue on to game seven, which will be played in houston on monday night. reporting live at oracle arena in oakland, i'm sergio quintana, nbc bay area news. >> sergio, thanks a lot. once again, the warriors will be without andray indalla. he's out with a bone bruise. our handle is@nbcbayarea. we'll have full highlights tonight at 9:00. an early morning argument leads to a man driving his car into two people outside a sports bar in mountain view. it all reportedly happened around 2:00 this morning at the
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sports page. police say a man and a woman got into an argument with the male suspect inside the bar. once in the parking lot, the suspect drove his car, we're told, at the couple hitting them. the woman was pinned under the car. right after the crash, witnesses pulled the driver from the car and they attacked him. others flipped the vehicle over to save the trapped woman. all three people involved were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. new details on this dramatic police chase coming to an end in santa clara. police say the suspect rammed a police car last week during a traffic stop and raced away. yesterday, officers spotted that same car in a parking lot and get this. the driver rammed them again and took off. officers finally cornered him at steven's creek in saratoga, after he hit a series of parked cars. we're told no officers were injured. today, officers identified that suspect as marcus diaz from sunnyvale.
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he was arrested for hit-and-run and for assault with a deadly weapon on an officer. now a follow-up to a story we brought you last night. a driver stabbed in a cvs parking lot in the east bay is in critical condition tonight. the attack happened about 8:30 last night at clayton road and treat boulevard. this is in concord. a witness tells us a man in the parking lot of the cvs waved down a van. when the van stopped, the man stabbed the driver in the neck and then ran away. police still looking for a motive and the suspect right now. bay area commuters have a new travel option in eastern contra costra county. b.a.r.t. is finally extended beyond the pittsburgh bay point station, which service to antioch. the new ten-mile line called e-b.a.r.t. goes to two new stations, pittsburgh center and antioch. service officially began today. the new line gives commuters the chance to avoid heavy traffic on highway 4. >> we've been waiting for this for so long, and we are pleased to be one of the first people to enter the train. with this, e-b.a.r.t. is going
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to help a lot of people to travel to oakland and san francisco easily, and getting stopped in traffic. >> the new trains on the new line are state of the art and they run on renewable diesel. it's easier than ever to vote in santa clara county. seven early voting centers opened today and they're going to be open for the next ten days, all the way up through the june 5th elections. the centers are in san jose, santa clarita, milpitas, palo alto, morgan hill and gilroy. early voted started may 7th at the registrar's office, but now they'll find ballots closer to where they live and work. >> people can do it at their convenience. say you live in palo alto and work in gilroy or vice versa, if you would lake to drop off your ballot or have a ballot created for you on the way to work or on the way home, there are seven locations. you're not restricted to just one polling place. >> this is the first time santa clara county voters have been table to cast their ballots in person for ten straight days
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ahead of an election. the turnout still expected to be low, maybe 35 to 40%. still ahead, a surprise summit. what happened when the leaders of north and south korea met. what it could mean for future peace talks involving president trump. plus, no one saw it coming. an american prisoner released in venezuela. the secret back-channel meeting that made it all happen. and we're seeing 60s right now in san jose. this time tomorrow, it will be closing in on 80 degrees, we'll talk about that, and when 90s may be part of your holiday weekend forecast, when we come right back. in the face of senseless violence, we need hope.
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i'm jeff bleich. preventing violence has long been my cause. after columbine, i led president clinton's youth violence commission. i joined joe biden to reduce domestic violence, helping boys become men. i beat the nra in court, defending gun laws that save lives. today, a new generation is rising, and this is our moment.
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in the streets and in the capitol, i'll stand with them. jeff bleich. democrat for lieutenant governor. this is new video... just into the newsroom. an american missionary and his wife, jailed in venezuela for . an emotional reunion, within the past hour. this is new video just in from the newsroom. an american missionary and his wife jailed in venezuela for nearly two years, back home tonight. this is video of the pair reuniting with family at dulles international. venezuelan police had arrested the couple on weapons charges and held them without trial. u.s. officials all along considered the charges bogus. and here's what changed. months of secret talks the between an aide to tennessee senator bob corker, chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, and close allies of the venezuelan president. will president trump meet with kim jong-un next month after all, just days after backing out of a planned june 12th summit with the north korean leader. the white house appears to be leaving the door open for the meeting to take place. today, kim met with his south korean counterpart for a second
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time. nbc's chris pallone has those details. >> reporter: a surprise summit saturday, the leaders of north and south korea met for two hours at the demilitarized zone. unlike last month's first meeting between kim jong-un and moon jae-in, this one caught much of the world by surprise, and appeared to be an effort to keep peace talks moving forward, after president trump abruptly canceled his planned singapore summit with kim thursday. >> well, first, the south korean was not notified of the cancellation. so he was wounded. he was making -- he was looking bad to his own people. so i think he said to kim jong-un, look, you know, we've got to put this back on track. i think kim jong-un wants a summit, too. >> reporter: a day after the president canceled the june 12th summit, he reversed course. >> we're talking to them now. they very much want to do it. we'd like to do it. we're going to see what happens. >> we get whiplash watching this thing, because every day, it's a different story. >> reporter: nbc news learned trump canceled his sit-down with kim jong-un because he feared
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kim would cancel first. now, both sides are talking and the white house is sending an advance team to singapore, in case the meeting is back on. >> the meeting takes place on june 12th, we'll be ready. if it takes place on july 12th, we'll be ready. >> last month, north and south korea pledge there had would be no more war between the nations and set a goal of complete denuclearization. a tough goal to achieve when the countries involved don't know whether they can trust each other. chris pallone, nbc news. >> president moon of south korea plans to announce the results of his meeting with kim jong-un sometimes in the next few hours. ireland's prime minister is calling it an historic day for his country. more than two-thirds of voters backed repealing ireland's abortion ban. voters celebrated as exit polls started coming in. this is before the vote tally even start. ireland's eighth amendment requires doctors to treat a fetus and a woman under the same
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law. following this vote, ireland's prime minister said his government will move quickly to establish new legislation to govern legal abortions. a never-ending flow of lava. the latest details and newest video from the dangerous situation in hawaii. and a forecast about to change from low clouds and lower than average temperatures to a taste of summer-like heat for parts of the bay area. a look at that and the timeline on it when we come right back. fn
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hawaii. this is new video from hawaii )s department of defense. fountains of lava continue to flow from the kilauea volcano
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in hawaii. this is new video from hawaii's department of defense. the lava flow has now destroyed more than 80 structures, up from 50 earlier in the week. and authorities expect that number to rise. on friday afternoon, firefighters went down to door in leilani estates urging residents to get out, as that lava advanced towards the neighborhood. earthquakes and mama flowing underground have also caused giant cracks in the earth, damaging homes and roads. and that video -- >> that's incredible. look at that. wow. i don't think i've ever seen anything like that before. >> yeah. and we're still seeing those images coming in from the usgs web cameras there on hawaii, as we watch that there, asking the air quality. and again, we'll give you some of the views from some of those web cameras right there around kilauea caldera. you see the steam and ash continuing with some sulfur dioxide air quality issues, as cloud cover there earlier today was up to 10,000 feet. things have temporarily calmed down for the moment.
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but i want to show you also on the east side of the island, this is pretty interesting. if you look closely on the lower east rip zone, those are lava fountains in the distance. some, 100 to 200 feet tall, in addition to some fire. just a wild view continuing in hawaii. a much calmer picture back here at momentum, where it's the ocean air-conditioning with mostly sunny skies. more sun today, still 64 degrees in san francisco, which is actually close to the average high temperature for this time of year, but inland spots still running below average. emeryville, 63. dublin, 69 right now. we should see highs closer to the upper 70s. we will get there tomorrow, if not turn slightly warmer for sunday and maybe close to 90 in parts of those east bay valleys by monday. right now, san jose, comfortably cool, but jacket weather for your evening plans. 68 degrees under mostly sunny skies. and again, mostly breezy winds, 15 to 25 miles per hour. that will take us into tonight. but you notice here, our storm ranger mobile doppler radar which we had deployed yesterday for a few scattered showers,
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looks like the storm ranger will get the rest of the holiday weekend off. we have clouds out there, but these are patches of low clouds. really nothing that's going to bring us any rain here for tonight or tomorrow morning. patches of low clouds heading towards tomorrow morning, with 40s and 50s to start the day. and hour by hour, valleys having a chance at some low 80s, especially around the north bay and east bay. and bayside temperatures warming up a little bit as we go through the afternoon, with more sunshine. just patches of low clouds, we think, for the morning. and as we get into those afternoon temperatures around places like san jose, should see upper 70s to near 80 degrees. so about 8 to 10 degrees warmer tomorrow around the santa clara valley. and notice this, concord and antioch, mid-80s tomorrow. upper 60s and low 70s from oakland into hayward. peninsula temperatures starting to warm up with some 70s around palo alto, mid-60s still in san francisco. this is one spot really that's not going to warm up much for the next two to three days. and for the north bay, you'll see those temperatures in the low to mid-80s. so high pressure will strengthen for the span of a couple of days, as we wrap up the holiday
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weekend. and then some cooling returns mid-week. that's going to be caused by the sea breeze picking up that will lead to the temperatures dropping, as we go through the middle of the week. but again, san francisco, you're not really going to notice a lot. you'll get a bit warmer on monday, but stay in the 60s throughout the week. but for the valleys, that monday looks pretty interesting. memorial day plans outdoors. you'll have upper 80s to near 90 inland. koo cooling on tuesday and rebounding by next saturday. but we'll see if monday we see our first 90-degree day. around livermore, something that usually happens around the beginning of may, this may be the first. >> terry and i take credit for this weather, because by the way, last weekend we complained and complained, and we really turned things around for folks in the bayer. >> it takes about seven days to process. >> he was getting this on twitter this week. >> yeah. >> rob, thanks a lot. >> rob, thank you. how does this sound? swilling eight hours a day for six months? the lofty goal one man hopes to
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accomplish and how the bay area fits into his plan. astronaut ale
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fourth man to walk on the moon.... died at houston a sad day for nasa. astronaut alan bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon, died at houston methodist hospital today. he fell ill a couple of weeks ago. it was back in 1963 when bean was a navy test pilot nasa picked him to be a astronaut and he flew into space twice. the first on "apollo 12," 1969, which was the second moon landing mission. second time he went up, 1973, as
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commander of the united states' first space station called sky lab. bean was 86 years old. okay, it sounds like quite the feat. if he's able to pull it off. a 50-year-old frenchman wants to become the first person to swim across the pacific ocean. not my thing. but to each their own. on tuesday, ben lakonst and his nine-person support team will set out to tokyo on an epic expedition expected to last more than six months and cover more than 5500 miles. the final destination is san francisco. if all goes according to plan -- i really hope that sharks aren't involved in this, right -- he'll step foot on land again in november. the goal is 20 years in the making. lacont successfully swam across the atlantic in 1998. >> before going in the water, i know what i'm going to think
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about. it's kind of a schedule. first hour i'm going to do this, this, and so on. so make sure each hour of the day, i know what i will use my brain on and what i will be focusing on. >> pretty impressive. lecomte plans to swim eight hours a day and spend his nights recuperating on a sailboat. the newest resident is scaly and has sharp teeth. we'll introduce you to bayou, next. new permanent resident: an
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american alligator named bayou. san jose's happy hallow zoo has a new permanent resident, an american alligator named bayou. his exhibit opened to the public today. >> that's right. take a look at this. bayou is 5 feet long, estimated to be about 11 years old, which is still pretty young. alligators usually live 35 to 60 years. bayou was rescued from the sacramento delta when he was just 2 feet long, just a little baby, and he's been part of the zoo's education program until now. >> he's got those soft kind of never-really-blinking eyes.
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>> i would love to say he's cute, but -- >> we'll be back at 6:00. "nightly news" is next. >> see you then. tonight, the tonight, the secret summit of north korea's kim jong-un and south korea's president. and the latest on the dramatic attempt to salvage a meeting between kim and president trump. an american held for two years by venezuela is freed by the regime and heads home. the white house hail the move. the growing threat from a big storm already being felt in parts of the south. we'll tell you about the biggest concerns this holiday weekend. the brawl that broke out on an american airlines flight to miami after a flight attendant denied a man more beer. another passenger getting it all on his phone. and a hidden struggle that interferes with life for many new college students. >> we're really talking about people who are suffering from a serious and potentially deadly disease that our soci

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