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and good friday morning. fri-yay is a lot of people like to call it. mike will have a look at the roads in a bit. we're going to start you with a great day here on "today in the bay." good morning. i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm kris sanchez. laura garcia is off. we want to get a look at the forecast, because the weekend is upon us. kari, you're looking better. you were a little sick earlier this week. >> i'll try to keep back the cough. we were starting out this morning with some cool temperatures, and yes, the cold may be going around your office as well. here is a live look at christmas in the park in downtown san jose. as we go over toward santa teresa, we'll be in the mid-40s
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headed out the door, only reaching the mid-50s by noon and colder in dub lip, as you step out with upper 30s through about 6:00. we'll talk more about what's ahead for the weekend. mike, you're tracking a couple of crashes. >> most cleared from the roadway the last few minutes, minor fender benders. the freeway is open. here the santa cruz mountains highway 17 the off-ramp itself on to highway 9 will be affected by continued work. let me show you the video we got coming off that crash that happened overnight. looks like a big scene, firefighters there, a smoldering vehicle. no major injuries there. the car crashed into the tree. the person inside was taken away with some injuries and there's a light pole down with activity so we'll continue to follow that. 4:31. pet owners in one neighborhood are in fear of what is killing animals in the area. in gilroy, they're saying a
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mountain lion is killing the pets and one woman says she's managed to get a picture of that big cat, but the biggest concern is when that picture was taken. >> as "today in the bay" sergio quintana reports, the big cat appears to be quite comfortable just roaming around. >> reporter: in the photo you can see the reflection of the young lion's eyes. next to it the carcass of a dead animal. >> just passed into our field and i could see our pet goat laying out in the field. >> reporter: pickles the goat is one of several of michelle's animals killed over the last few days. she also lost some of her prized rabbits, but her biggest concern is what time the big cat was caught on camera, 6:37 p.m. >> it's a very busy road for it to be coming out this early at night and so just kind of, i have four children and we were just at grandma's and it's starting getting dark, we need to leave because it's not safe. >> reporter: the mountain lion has been prowling around new
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avenue and church avenue in rural gilroy. there are several small ranches in the area. neighbors are concerned. >> i've heard they've been coming down the creek, the mo mountain lions. church has a creek over this way, that's when i started getting concerned. to hear they're right here behind my house, that's another level. mud flows from heavy rain triggering evacuations in parts of southern california recently, scorched by wildfire. this is video from last night in lake elsnor. two feet of mud from the burned out fire zone. the same storm flooded roadways in parts of l.a. county. downtown l.a. received about two inches of rain yesterday, breaking its rainfall record for any december 6th day. that storm led to a lot of snow on the grapevine. caltrans has had to close both sides of interstate 5 during the day but everything reopened by last night. sacramento county leaders
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are asking for financial help if and when the golden state killer case goes to trial. the string of crimes spans more than a decade, across six california counties. he will be tried in sacramento and the cause of the trial could balloon could $20 million. the county is asking the state to help shoulder that cost. 4:34. so far, no word from the fbi on why agents were seen raiding a small los altos business catering to children. on wednesday morning, a handful of fbi agents could be seen removing boxes from love bugs on a riverside. no one was arrested. the los altos town crier newspaper talked with the owner and she said the raid was a mistake. a follow-up in los altos, you can see two empty chairs on the panel during last night's planning commission meeting.
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the reason one of the chairs was empty likely has to do with a recent high-profile dui arrest. alexander samick is a los altos city planner. one week ago chp arrested him after eventually stopping his tesla on highway 101. they believe he may have been asleep at the wheel with his car on autopilot. investigators so far though have not been able to confirm if that was the case. a controversial east oakland homeless camp has been cleared, but it did include some drama. few of the people living there refused to evacuate a shed. eventually police officers peacefully coaxed them out. the city workers dismantled that shed. a judge declared it illegal last night. city leaders said everyone living there did receive other shelter options. vets at an east bay wildlife hospital are talking about what they're calling an alarm willing trend. >> walnut creek's lindsay wildlife center is seeing a surge in the number of wild
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animals they're getting in that have been shot. so far workers have treated 30 animals with gunshot wounds, which is double the normal amount. most of them are birds. many of them involved bb guns or pellet guns and unfortunately, most of them have to be euthanized. >> very recently we've had everything from a crow to a raven to a red tail hawk to a turkey vulture come in with indications someone shot it. >> hospital workers are wondering if people are shooting the animals on purpose as target practice or if this is some sort of nuisance issue. the center is reporting the cases to the department of fish and wildlife. coming up on "today in the bay," facebook adding a new feature that could be a win/win for business owners and the social media company. we'll break down what the addition is about. in the wake of general motors closing five american
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plants, chrysler plans to open a new assembly facility. look at the vehicle and the location of the new plant.
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good morning, i'm frank holland. wall street has pointed to a lower open this morning following a stunning reversal in the markets yesterday. the dow had been down as much as 785 points on fears about a possible ramping up of the trade tensions between the u.s. and china. that was sparked about i in us
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of the arrest of a top executive from from wawei in canada at the request of u.s. authorities for allegedly violating u.s. sanctions. stocks stemmed losses on reports indicating the fed may take the foot off the gas pedal when it comes to hiking interest rates. however, the if ed is still the examined to raise rates later this month. a key report on the job market is expected to show steady hiring and faster wage growth in november. fiat chrysler will build a new factory, ceo mary barra was meeting with lawmakers who were angry with the company's decision to close five north american plants and cut up to 15,000 jobs due to weak demand for passenger cars. facebook is testing a new feature to let mer nt chas show off their wares in live videos.
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products and live videos and take payments or reservations through facebook messenger. the feature could help facebook gra grab more revenue outside of the ads in the news feed. >> think of something to create and celebrate on facebook. >> make it and sell it. frank, you can help brainstorm. >> always with the ideas. coming up on "today in the bay," kari hall is tracking your weekend weather. >> as we start out today with sunshine and cool temperatures around the bay area. toward fremont, we'll be in the mid-40s. up to about 56 degrees at noon today. it will be a nice afternoon. we'll look at that forecast, and when our next rain arrives, coming up next. and we have one person who has not yet opened their cash lane, that's why there's a little backup at the toll plaza for the bay bridge. we have a holdup getting there, so we'll tell you what's going
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on for oakland. golden gate brid
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good morning to you folks. it is about a quarter to 5:00 right now. if you're up and brushing your teeth or hitting "brew" on the coffeemaker, look outside, you'll have a nice walk, ride or drive to work. weather will not be a factor. we'll talk with kari about when it might be. okay, you have to wonder if maybe governor brown got a little misty-eyed last night. for the first time he and the first lady hosted the annual
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christmas tree lighting. of course next year governor-elect gavin newsom will light it up. as for this year's tree, it's a 65-foot white fir from the forest near redding and decorated with 10,000 lights and 900 hand crafted ornaments there. >> or he has deja vu. second time for the last time as governor. >> this is true. >> that's funny. if you haven't gotten your christmas tree yet, this might be the weekend to do it. >> if you don't put it up this weekend, it's going to be a little bit too late. you only have it up for a couple of weeks. we're looking at nice weather to get all of those things done that you need to do, even get a jump on that christmas shopping. here is a live look from emeryville looking toward oakland. clear morning but chilly in a few spots. we dropped down into the upper 30s. 39 in livermore right now and 36 in fairfield. for santa rosa we're at 37
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degrees. a live look in san jose as you get dressed looking out the window, it is a chilly start, so you need a nice, warm coat with temperatures once again in the 30s and 40s. the rest of the day, some light, long sleeves will keep you comfortable. as we head up into the low 60s for the south bay. up to 63 in gilroy. for the east bay, 62 in walnut creek and oakland 59 degrees. we'll stay in the 50s at half moon bay, while we see some low 60s in palo alto and mostly upper 50s in san francisco. north bay reaching 62 in sonoma and in novato. as we get a look at storm ranger, our mobile doppler radar giving us nothing going on right now, but then as i open up the view, we can track our next storm system that will start to move in as we head toward sunday, but we'll see the clouds well out and ahead of that. so this afternoon, looking dry, and as we go into tomorrow afternoon, also staying dry, but notice the shades of gray and white on here, indicating there
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will be more cloud cover by tomorrow afternoon. don't expect to see as much sunshine. and then by late sunday evening, the rain starts to roll in from north to south, and then that may continue into early monday morning. so our rain chances moving in for the end of the weekend, early next week, we could have some wet roads as you head to work and we'll get some clearing with our temperatures, were ety much st -- pretty much staying through the 50s through the middle of next week. northbound 880 from high street where the coliseum is over here, a's and the with a arors play over there, a jam from high street up toward 23rd. what happened overnight, which is happening for the last year, they have construction going on or destruction of the overhead crossing there, and so what's happening now, what it looks like, they're getting ready to clear all lanes because we had access through the area overnight. they shut down traffic as they move equipment north 880 at 23rd
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where traffic is held for a few seconds. if you need to get off on to city streets and get back on, you can do that. it's not a big, long alternate and 580 is not a problem at all. coming out of contra costa county the rest of the approach toward the bay bridge is fine and the construction should be clearing. there's a traffic break in oakland over the next few minutes. the south bay no problems. the east bay we have a new crash reported south of the san mateo bridge on southbound 880, so we'll track that through hayward. i'll give you detail once chp arrives. no problem for the transit agencies. caltrain does not have the weekend service north of broad way because of the electification project but today it's just fine. 4:48 now. case closed, on a serial arson investigation that spanned multiple cities in contra costa county. this is james bishop iii, and he was convicted this week for starting a series of fires mostly in parked cars overnight. the most dangerous and almost
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tedly one happen deadly one happened in antioch in september. woman and her 8-year-old granddaughter was trapped inside. both did make it out okay. south bay leaders want to use supermarket technology to better slow down the sprawl of dockless scooters. mayor sam licciardo wants them to use geofencing. he wants to keep scooters from operating in heavily populated areas, or from being left on sidewalks where people can trip on them. the city council plans to debate that issue next week. southern california's biggest boar is about to become a reality, elon musk's underground tunnel designed by his boring company. the tunnel broke through in the sburn of hawthorne. cars are expected to be
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transported at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour. in a tweet yesterday, musk announcing a launch date december 18th, and he says that the service will include autonomous cars and elevators. the raiders and 49ers have been disappointing this season but how about lady college in oakland? a dream season. the football team is playing at the state championship against ventura college. the head coach says no matter what happens, his players are already winners. >> look at the makeup of our team, this age group, how many are in jail, dead, out on the streets. they win every day when they show up to lany college to go to school. >> tomorrow's title game will take place at sacramento city college. >> let him be coach of the year. that was inspiring. come up on "today in the bay," "nbc bay area responds." >> two languages and more than three grand in dispute. i'm consumer investigator chris chmura, "nbc bay area responds," next. but first, happening now, a
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big political fight in wisconsin. the republican-controlled legislature narrowly passes sweeping changes. the approved measure weakens the new democratic governor's ability to make rules that enact laws. the legislation also shields the state jobs agency from his control until september, and then cuts into the powers of the incoming democratic attorney general. the new democratic leadership is now calling on governor scott walker to veto the measure. more news for you right after the break. oakland.
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good morning to you. live picture out of oakland at
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4:53. folks already on the weekend and getting their day and probably weekend started. two consumer teams, one group helping in english and the other in spanish. >> consumer investigator chris chmura is looking at some of the money they helped recently get back for our viewers. >> people's frustration with businesses needs no translation. we're here to help in both languages. telemundo responde, consumer investigator are lep fernandez was able to help out anita. she had a problem with a medical supply. can. arlen got anita her $1,899. on the "nbc bay area responds" side, we were able to help out melissa in redwood city. she had a disdispute with a travel business. together telemundo 48 and nbc bay area recovered for viewers like you more than $2.3 million.
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we would love to add to that total, so please, give us a call with your consumer problems in either language. in english it's 888-996-tips, or in spanish 844-408-4848. have a great weekend. >> you, too. this morning, a new video is going viral for two different reasons. >> take a look. the woman being shown is kicked to the ground by an aggressive kangar kangaroo. >> wow. >> somehow she manages to keep her beer can upright, as she hits the dirt. >> it's coming! >> oh my god! >> sorry, a woman shooting video, dad holds beer upright, either way, this is a winner/winner. daniel's daughter posted this to faiceboo facebook. her dad was trying to protect his dogs near a dam in australia when it happened. we can only chuckle because he's
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okay. i would not want to be kicked by a kangaroo. >> a kangaroo came and attacked a dog, the owner punched the capping radio and the kangaroo jumped off. coming up on "today in the bay," a check of your friday forecast. >> all right. starting out friday with weird moves. >> with a punch. >> it's going to be cool out there. this cold air will punch you in the face as you get ready to step out. we'll see some mid-50s by later on this morning. nice afternoon, though. we'll look at all of our microclimates coming up. maybe this nice drive will help kick you out of bed. nice smooth drive on the palo alto and peninsula side. things not so good in the east bay. we'll show you how things are stacking up. it is expected to be another crucial day in special counsel robert mueller's russia investigation. up next, a live report from washington, d.c. we'll show you what we're expecting in the cases involving president trump's former
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personal lawyer, michael cohen and his former campaign manager, paul manafort.
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it's friday. i bet you already knew that. looking live outside at the transamerica building, and it's so crystal clear, it looks like rudolph there in the distance. cutting through the fog. >> it is early. >> very, very diligent and safety-minded. i'm kris sanchez, in for laura
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garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. mike will have a look at the traffic in a bit. meteorologist kari will tell us what we can expect for today. >> it's cool during the morning hours and a nice afternoon. look at your morning commute from antioch, you'll be cranking up the heater once again. we don't have to worry about thick patches of fog. we make plans to get outside with low 60s for much of the inland valleys. we'll talk more about this in a few minutes. mike, you're getting us out the door. any issues yet? >> a little slow in oakland. in the last 90 seconds i watched the backup extending south of high street. you see the flashing lights here, the crew moving backwards, removing cones. might be slow in that stretch between the coliseum and 23rd. we see our speed sensors start to improve and the roadwork looks like it is clearing on schedule. folks eager to get on their weekend, that friday crew there. southbound 880 slow toward whipple. we had more slowing, looks like
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there may have been a traffic break or at least more slowing as crews arrived for the crash with no major injuries before you get to the whipple off-ramp into union city. no other issues as far as the big drive and that's good stuff. we have slowing, maybe a crash on 580. i'll check that out as well. back to you. 5:00 on the dot. happening today new insight into the russia probe in cases involving president trump's former campaign manager and former personal lawyer. special counsel robert mueller's office is set to make new court filings in those cases, make those filings public. "today in the bay's" blayne alexander is live in washington, d.c. blayne, there's a lot of reaction on the russia probe from president trump overnight. >> yes, kris, good morning to you. reaction just within the past few minutes or so, 15 minutes or so. he was up and tweeting about this very early and he clearly has a lot to say. we're going to show you his five-part tweet that


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