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forecast coming up and vianey has a look at your morning drive. >> so far, just the minor fender benders. overall look at the bay area, the crash along 680 at capitol avenue clearing out the way, not really a huge issue in through this portion of the south bay. however, i do want to take you over to your tri valley drive times. westbound 580 from grant line road through 680, 19 minutes. southbound 680 from 58 to vargas road about 11 minutes and westbound 84 to 680 looking at nine minutes. i want to take you outside, a live look in oakland, you could see this is a typical busy stretch even on a friday morning. so far, everything is moving along smoothly. back to you. >> all right, vianey. the government shutdown is going into the seventh day, and that means hundreds of thousands of government workers will stay home again today. "today in the bay's" scott mcfarland joins us live from capitol hill. it seems like the new congress that will be taking over in just day also have to deal with all
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of this. >> that's when the next flashpoint, the next big date comes, a week from yesterday, next thursday, when the new congress takes over. the president has just tweeted saying "if democrats don't provide money for the border wall, he'll be forced to shut the southern border." >> the senate stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. on monday, december the 31st. >> reporter: at the capitol, congress punted all proceedings and votes until at least next week, which means the hallways here are as empty as those in many of the nation's federal buildings and national parks, many of which will remain closed today, from california through the east coast. >> i hope it doesn't take weeks. it's been far too long for the government worker. >> reporter: back from his unannounced trip to iraq, president trump tweeted about the shutdown statings request this is only about the dems not letting donald trump and republicans have a win." >> the president had nancy and chuck in the oval office and he negotiated against himself, and now he's in a corner.
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>> reporter: both sides are digging in on the seventh day of this impasse, neither showing a willingness to budge in a dispute whether to set aside $5 billion for a border wall. >> the one thing we should all want to do, no matter our political philosophy may be is to keep the lights on. >> reporter: the nation's homeland security secretary travels today to the border, after the death of a second migrant child this month. 8-year-old philippe gomez died en route to a hospital after being taken into immigration custody. back here in d.c., no proceedings scheduled in the u.s. house, which means it's a certainty the shutdown will continue into next week and as for the federal employees who are missing their paychecks, the uncertainty will also continue into next week. live in washington, i'm scott mcfarland. marcus, back to you. >> thanks, scott. police say this man, carlos garza, trafficked guatemalan immigrants out of his mountain view apartment. officers found a dozen people
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living with garza, he promised them a better life but when they got here, the immigrants say they were abused and sexually assaulted. officers say his sister helped his victims cross the border and used threats to keep them from going to the police. we have surveillance video out this morning that may show a fugitive carjacked a driver in the minutes after he slipped away from san quentin state prison. we brought you live breaking coverage of the search yesterday on "today in the bay." the video was taken from the home depot in san rafael wednesday night around 9:00. in it, you can see a man crossing the parking lot, and then carjacking a silver suv. right now, a manhunt is under way for 21-year-old shalom mendoza. he was convicted of carjacking in l.a. he's the first person to escape from san quentin in nearly 20 years. prison officials say he was on a job assignment outside the prison walls wednesday night when he escaped. people who live next to san
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quentin say they are concerned that an inmate escaped. >> i do see people coming out here to clean the garbage cans and stuff and they're under guard, you know, and the guards seem like they have everything under control so i just never really think about it, but yeah, that does concern me. >> police are looking for a silver toyota rav 4. mendoza was last seen in a white t-shirt and tan shorts. if you see him, call 9 11. a sheriff's deputy is in a lot of trouble. investigators say lieutenant mandy hen henderson, who you see right here, faked an injury and received paid administrative leave, but she was caught doing "strenuous workouts" at a gym in las vegas. he w she was arrested for fraud. now to a wild traffic stop in contra costa county. concord police say a san jose man stole this infinity suv.
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officers tracked down the stolen car but the suspect rammed the car into a police vehicle, side-swiped two other cars and got onto 680, crashed into two more vehicles and took off on foot but he was later arrested. tsunamis, click and report, that's what the san jose fire department wants people to do this new year's eve, part of their online program to catch fireworks violators. firefighters say neighbors can easily take pictures or videos of illegal fireworks and report it online. chp crews across the state also will be out this new year's eve catching drunk drivers. they want you to get a ride from someone sober, call a cab, or get a ride share. one option, you can take a ride from aaa, if you drink too much this new year's eve. the company says the driver can take you home. the first ten miles are free and people can call for the service at 1-800-aaa-help. rv parking issue also drive yet another sf mta meeting.
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today officials will consider banning overnight parking on napoleon street, a short street near cesar chavez and highway 101. there are concerns rvs and buses are parking there long-term. this is an ongoing problem in many bay area cities including mountain view and berkeley. east palo alto is testing out the pilot program allowing rvs on a government-owned piece of land. there is another tree fight growing in san francisco. "the examiner" rompz 1,700 people signed a petition to stop the removal of 19 ficus trees around the plain library at civic center. they say removing the trees would create health problems and lead to "local climate change." the city says the trees have grown too big and pose a danger. there is a hearing on the tree fight late next month. >> 5:06. good news for workers in the bay area and possible bad news for small businesses. minimum wages are rising this year. starting next week, mountain view is increasing wages to
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$15.65, that's 65 cents more an hour. san jose, palo alto, cupertino, los altos, santa clara and milpitas are climbing to $15 an hour, this comes as a blow to some local businesses. the portuguese bakery in santa clara says it's going to close because it can't afford to stay open. now to a rescue to save a pug and a parrot. according to "the mercury news" the two were trapped in a house fire in san leandro wednesday. alameda county firefighters say a durn burning candle sparked the fire and the owners weren't home. in the end, they got the flames out and the pets out. good news there. brewing of beer for local fire victims is done and now you can try it. >> today, santa clara firefighters are distributing the batch of rock bottom brewery in campbell. the the sierra nevada brewing company started brewing the beer in chico. it's called resilient butte county proud ipa.
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the company says all proceeds will be donated to camp fire relief fund. certainly a great thing to try out on this friday, the last friday of 2018. so cheers. >> might as well start tonight and have some more tomorrow night and the next night, right? i don't know, maybe not. no beer drinkers here. i'm not either. >> for those who love beer, go ahead. >> slabsolutely. 5:08, it is cool out there and our winds are still breezy. here is a look at our wind speeds, coming in from the north, still at about 15 to 20 miles per hour. san francisco some of the highest wind speeds right now at 19 miles an hour, so it's breezy as you head out the door and headed to the dublin b.a.r.t. station, low 40s, as we start out today. grab a nice, warm coat and we will have temperatures turning a lot more mild as we go into the afternoon. vianey, you've had an eye on the
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roads. how is it looking? >> it's back to being nice and quiet. overall, we had not one but two minor fender benders and couple of crashes but nothing that's impacting those speed sensors. we are seeing the general morning slowing along 680, a little bit of yellow through there. also as you get closer to the toll plaza we notice the traffic is building in through that area as well. look at your east bay drive times, westbound 80 from highway 4 to the bay bridge you're looking at about 17 minutes. westbound 580 from 238 to the bay bridge 17 minutes and northbound 880 from 238 to the bay bridge you're looking at 16 minutes. so, so far, the drive times also looking smooth throughout the bay area. back to you. >> vianey, thanks. it is 5:09. coming up here on "today in the bay," the latest shot for the survival of sears, the efforts the company's owners are making to really make the best out of the iconic department store. plus, ahead at 5:25, a snowstorm slams the midwest.
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the word from many who are just starting to dig out.
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right now at 5:12, los ga tows another cool morning, with mid-40s. we start out clear, no issues as you get ready to head to work. we'll see temperatures headed into the mid-50s today. another seasonable day with sunshi sunshine. we'll have strong winds. we'll talk about what's ahead for the weekend coming up in less than five minutes. a live look in dublin, no
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issues on the road. i wanted to show you this camera. yesterday morning these commuters in dublin had a tough time driving through the fog. i'll have an update on how your drive times along the bridges are looking, coming up. good morning. i'm frank holland at cnbc global headquarters. here are today's top business headlines. wall street looks like it will open higher this morning after the market staged a stunning turnaround yesterday, erasing heavy losses with the dow swinging 870 points from low to high with most of that in the last hour of trading. the dow had its biggest percentage comeback in a decade. light holiday volume and computer-driven trades are blame for a lot of the recent choppy action. overall, stocks are still down for the month and for the year. some big retail news, the fate of sears could be determined today. the chairman of the iconic retailer eddie lampert has until 4:00 p.m. eastern time to submit a proposal of more than $4 billion to buy the company through a hedge fund in an effort to keep stores open.
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advisers for sears would have until next thursday to decide whether that offer is a qualified bid. if it's not or no offer is made, the retailer could start liquidating its assets which would let creditors get back some of their financial losses. sears, which also owns kmart, filed for bankruptcy in october. it has 500 stores and 68,000 workers. social media news, instagram rolled out a new feature yesterday but people weren't happy about it. the app, owned by facebook, very briefly switched to a horizontal feed, meaning you swipe left and right instead of the traditional up and down. instagram previously tested the change in october in the explore section of the app. it says the feature wasn't meant to be rolled out to everybody. facebook explaining a bug, which has since been fixed. lot of outrage out there. those are your cnbc business headlines back to you. >> a lot of outrage. i was confused. i wasn't mad. >> was it really that serious, though? >> no.
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>> some people, frank, though, it is. thanks, frank. 5:14. >> someone in our control room was upset about it, they just said in our ear. okay, so you're looking to buy a car right now. this might be the time to do it. experts say you are in the driver's seat right now. here's why. you are probably seeing ads boasting huge discounts there, up to 17% or more off the sticker price for some cars. well, dealers are trying to get rid of those 2018 models, but you can also get deals on some of the 2019 models right now as well. so this is a good time to get zero percent financing as well. good tip for you, shop around and compare those prices. it is almost the new year, and if you have resolutions, there are apps that can help you with that. if you want to save cash with nerd wallet, acorn and mint apps, you can set a budget and track your spending. there are apps for weight loss as well, fitbit's newest model, the charge 3 and versa can coach
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you, track your heart rate, calories and sleep and here is a favorite, an app to keep you off your devices, screen time on ios and digital well-being on android track time spent on your phone and shocked a tech expert. listen. >> i was shocked to find out i was spending five hours a day looking at my device. >> yikes. yikes. those apps also allow you to set limits on how much time you spend on digital devices. i get that update every saturday, i think. it's like, you've spent this much time on your phone the last week. >> i just ignore them. >> that's a good resolution. maybe you should start paying attention. >> i'm doing fine. now to a story about a girl who went to a hockey game with a sign and came out with a new kidney. >> here is how one pittsburgh penguins fan saved the life of a fellow fan. >> wow, kelly sowatski needed a
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kidney and brought this sign to a hockey game. the penguins tweeted out a photo. fellow fan saw the post, reached out and donated his kidney. the two underwent the transplant last month and got a special recovery surprise yesterday. the team invited them to skate and to the game last night. wow. bonded for life. >> yes. >> it's amazing. >> amazing how many people are willing to give of themselves, literally. >> literally, just a fan, that's incredible. all right, now time for weather and traffic with vianey and kari. >> it looks pretty good out there this morning. just a little chilly to start out the day. yesterday, the winds were the issue, and now as we take a live look outside oracle arena, everyone headed on by and looking at some all clear skies. the seven-day forecast is coming up at the bottom of the screen as we check out how high the winds got over the past 24 hours, and we have the highest wind in the north bay, mt. st.
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helena had combust gusts up to her per hour, mt. diablo of 53. chrissy field 30 miles per hour, and in san jose, we almost got to 30 as well. it was very breezy throughout the day, and now we have some cold air in the north bay, but it just depends on where you are, because we do have some milder air in san francisco, and imagine headed out the door in santa rosa it's 33 and you're feeling a big difference in temperatures. in antioch, starting out with mid-40s, mostly clear skies, no issues with fog. everything is clear, and by noon up to 55 degrees. we'll go up a few more degrees from there. as you get ready this morning, the frizz factor is low. i think you'll have some smooth hair today. humidity starts out only at 37%, and will be dropping as we go throughout the day. now, our high temperatures headed into the upper 50s for the south bay, san jose reaching
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59 degrees. we'll see a high in martinez of 58 degrees and also 58 in san mateo, daly city 55, 58 degrees in the marina district and north bay and mill valley reaching 56 degrees. it's a cool start, but if you still have the day off and want to head to the beach, santa cruz is looking nice and by noon, we're at 54 degrees. it will be in the upper 50s today, still a cool one, but a lot of sunshine. we're going to see more sun over the next few days, just some cool air continuing, and the possibility of some more freezing temperatures, as we go into tomorrow morning especially and then again early next week. high also reach into the upper 50s and low 60s, but the rest of the year, looking great new year's day, starts out nice and quiet, no issues with any storms moving in. as we head over to vianey, you've been tracking the commute and we've seen a fairly good drive. >> we have, considering the fact i notice more volume in terms of traffic, i think more folks had to head back to work on a friday, out of all days, but a
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lot of folks are still out on holiday. let's look at your bay area map, overall we've done a good job of steering clear of major accidents. we have some slowing along 680 right in through fremont, but aside from that, your south bay is also looking very clear. northbound 101 from highway 85 looking at 21 minutes. northbound 280 from highway 101 to highway 85 only about eight minutes and northbound 85 from highway 101 you're looking at 21 minutes. live look at 880, kari is calling clear skies. could you see that here but also clear roads especially considering 880 starts to build traffic right around 5:30, so we'll hope that it stays this way. i'll continue to monitor your traffic. follow me @nbcvianeyarana. coming up on tod"today in t bay," fire season is turning into a year-round event. plus an extremely close call caught on camera. wow, the moment a train just
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- - - - - - -. check out this s police dash c welcome back. you are watching "today in the bay" at 5:23. check out this illinois police dash cam video. the officer just driving down the street south of chicago. see what happened there? out of nowhere, a train right in front of the police cruiser, not to mention that car that just barely made it through, he makes
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a hard left and avoids getting hit. you can see the railroad crossing arms never went down. luckily amazingly no one was hurt. you can bet the railroad crossings are getting a lot of attention now. president trump's visit to u.s. soldiers in iraq this week is not sitting well with iraqi leaders. there are calls of complete withdrawal of american forces. politicians from both sides of iraq are calling on parliament to expel about 5,000 u.s. troops who are fighting isis. trump spent three hours as a u.s. airbase meeting with troops during the unannounced visit on wednesday and left without meeting any iraqi officials. iraqi lawmakers claim that visit is a violation of their sovereignty. here at home, lawmakers on both sides express dismay at the president's political rhetoric during the visit. what once were fire seasons are now becoming fire years, according to experts, and it's not just happening here in california. fire records were broken across
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the world, from canada to sweden this year, in 2018. more cities like athens were unusually hit according to meteorologists, and climate experts say it's because of more hot, dry months. experts add major evacuations because of fires could become the new normal in 2019. a blizzard in the midwest is making traveling difficult. freezing roads, gusty winds and heavy snow shutting down roads and canceling a lot of flights. north dakota issued a no travel advisory for people in the eastern part of the state. up to 16 inches of snow along with 50-mile-per-hour winds making travel dangerous there. parts of minnesota are also getting hit. the "today" show is tracking the storm and will have a live report at 7:00 this morning, after "today in the bay." former president obama and first lady michelle obama are the most admired man and woman in america for the 11th year in a row, that's according to the
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gallup poll. if he tops the list ex-in year he'll tie president dwight eisenhower. this is michelle obama's first time topping the list. hillary clinton held that honor for 17 years, but this year she came in third. oprah winfrey came in second. president trump came behind obama, followed by former president george w. bush. pope francis and bill gates. first lady melania trump came in fourth on the women's side. big moves are hitting the box office this weekend. here is a preview at the top list, first look at christian bale. >> i want you to be my vp. >> the movie shows the dramatic struggles between vice president dick cheney and president george w. bush. "holmes and watson" is another one to watch out for, it's a comedy with will ferrell, he pairs with comedian john w.
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riley to solve a murder mystery at buckingham palace. lastly, catch nicole kidman in "destroyer." she plays an l.a. detective. she's nominated for a golden globe for that one. >> i actually read that "holmes and watson" is like the only movie in the history of movies to get a zero on rotten tomatoes. apparently it's really difficult to get a zero. >> watch it for yourself. you make the decision. >> make your own ujudgment. an intense manhunt is under way at this minute. the search for the gunman who shot a police officer in newman. live report on what we're learning about that suspect this morning. plus, the family of a migrant child who died in border patrol custody speaks out for the very first time and they're commending answers. the changes already happening to make sure no more children die. and taking a live look out in san francisco, a cool start
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to your friday, the last friday of the year. >> wow. >> kira will have a look at your forecast coming up in a bit. 5:27 right now. you're watching "today in the bay." rush to work, grab a drink, hurry home. - [cell phone beeps] - stop! don't be on your phone. let someone else take the wheel. make a little eye contact.
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make a plan. it's a busy world out there. we're all in it together. go safely, california.
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you hurry to work, so you can take it slow. - [cell phone beeps] - stop! let's stop looking at pedestrians as a nuisance, and carless objects, and start looking out for each other again. it's a busy world out there. we're all in it together. go safely, california. and good friday morning to you. 5:30 right now. taking a live look out on san francisco, nice, cool start to the morning. >> beautiful. good morning. thanks so much for joining us. i'm kira klapper. laura is off this morning. >> and i'm marcus washington. right now, we want to toss it to
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meteorologist kari hall, with a look at the forecast. beautiful shot behind you there. >> yes, you see all the twinkling lights in downtown san jose. great way to start out this friday morning, but it is cool as you head out the door. evergreen in the mid-40s. we'll be in the mid-50s by early afternoon and highs about normal for this time of year. we've had gusty winds. the winds are starting to calm down and we'll talk about what's ahead for the weekend, coming up in a few minutes. vianey, how is it looking on the radioed? >> very green on your map. no major slowing with the exception of a couple yellow spots near the south bay. that's very normal for around 5:30. we start to see a building commute but aside from that, i don't have anything to report in terms of traffic. we get to your bay bridge toll plaza live cam. i want to show you there is still no metering lights, so even though it shows some slowing early on, we're still seeing a smooth commute to the bay bridge toll plaza. i haven't seen them turn on the
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metering lights. hopefully we get another great day of non-traffic bump bumper-to-bumper commute on the bay bridge but reminder, chp issued a high wind advisory for the bay bridge toll plaza, the altamont pass and the it dumbar bridge bridge. no now to our nation's capitol, it is day seven of the partial federal government shutdown. live look for you, still no end in site. hundreds of thousands of workers are he main home this morning and the key negotiators and members of congress are staying home as well. the shutdown seemed destined to last until 2019, and potentially until the new congress is sworn in thursday. president trump has tweeted about the shutdown stating "this is only about the dems not letting donald trump and republicans have a win." some lawmakers say it's time for the president to give in. >> the president has nancy and chuck in the oval office and negotiated against himself and now he's in a corner.
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>> neither side is willing to budge over funding for a border wall. the man accused of murdering a woman at a b.a.r.t. station is due pack in court today. john cowell's attorney claims he is not competent to stand trial. a judge in oakland suspended the criminal proceedings for cowell now. the 27-year-old transient is accused of stabbing nia wilson and her sister in july. nia died. cowell's attorney says over six years he has been put on a psychiatric hold 22 times. the judge ordered court-appointed doctors to evaluate him yesterday. the doctors will determine if cowell is competent to stand trial. the mother of a woman shot to death by san jose police is speaking out. candlelight vigil for 24-year-old jennifer vasquez. friends and family expressed sadness but also anger. she was allegedly driving a stolen car when she was shot and killed by police early christmas. the officers thought she was a suspect in a shooting.
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vasquez's friends believe the shooting could have been avoided. >> they could have pepper sprayed her, they could have tasered her or shot out the tires. they could have brought the k9 unit out. >> had the deceased not been driving a stolen vehicle, had not led police on a dangerous high-speed chase, crashed the vehicle and did not attempt to get away, at all costs, ramming officers and endangering their lives, that this shooting and this tragedy would not have occurred on christmas morning. >> i am announcing an investigation at a federal level. >> right there, you heard from people at the vigil and from san jose police chief eddie garcia. he is defending his officers' actions. v vasquez's family wants to meet with a district attorney. >> stanislas county investigators confirm this is
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the suspected gunman but would not confirm his name. in the small community of elnito south of merced, a s.w.a.t. team drives away from an afternoon search. >> the manhunt and search for clues isn't stopping. good morning, bob. >> reporter: kira and marcus, the newman city police chief says the man who shot and killed corporal ron singh is a coward and asking you and the rest of the public to help find this person and bring him to justice. i want to you look at your tv screen, the stanislas county sheriff's department released new pictures obtained from social media and confirm these are those of the suspect, but they have not yet confirmed his name. yesterday, law enforcement thought they might have found him. deputies and officers cordoned off a farmhouse in a small community of elnito, south of merced. they issued a search warrant but no luck. marquee in newman with a message honoring the fallen officer. many people in newton knew corporal singh. this is from being here the past couple days and talking to people. they remember him being a very
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friendly and professional officer. during yesterday's news conference with the sheriff and police chief, we learned that corporal singh pulled the suspect over early wednesday morning as part of a dui investigation. he radioed in the vehicle description and a few minutes later radioed back "shots fired." >> is it wt was a gunfight. corporal singh absolutely tried to defend himself and stop this credible threat. >> please, help us find this man and bring him to justice. i hope he's watching today and he does the right thing and turns himself in. >> this suspect is in our country illegally. he doesn't belong here. he's a criminal. >> reporter: after that information came out, president donald trump tweeted about the search for singh's killer and immigration stat us of the suspect writing in part "time to get tough on border security. build the wall." i want you to look at this video, this is video of an
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alameda city police officer who drove about 90 minutes to get out here yesterday last night to leave flowers out here in front of the newman city police department, and back out live, as you look behind me, you can see there are a number of balloons, flowers, candles of that sort of thing. there will be a public vigil for officer singh, corporal singh tonight at 6:00 a couple blocks down from me, in the main town square. reporting live from newman, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> thanks for that update. we have video of a water rescue in the north bay after a boat capsized at spring lake in santa rosa. if you look behind that tree you can see a man being pulled out of the lake by a suspect. firefighters say the man wasn't hurt. he just got stuck. someone might start the new year a millionaire. the mega millions jackpot happens in about 16 hours. the jackpot is up $348 million
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there, and people across the country are buying tickets. 2018 has really been a lucky year for those winners there. there was a $1.5 billion mega millions winner in october, which the winner hasn't come forward. the drawing tonight is at 8:00. >> i hope you've made your preparations for who is going to be the dd on new year's eve. we don't want anybody crazy on the radioed. no drinking and driving. looking ahead to your weekend, it is friday light morning commute. we haven't seen any big crashes. we had a couple of fender benders, minor accidents, but at this hour, the roads are steering clear of that. as far as your bridge drive times go, westbound 80 toward the bay bridge looking at nine minutes. westbound 80 toward the san mateo bridge 13 minutes and this is what it looks like in dublin, it's better, yesterday we had that random patch of fog, not so much this morning. things have cleared out intoisly and look at the bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights. yesterday we managed to go the entire morning through the end of the newscast without metering lights. i'm hoping for the repeat today.
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>> the drivers are as well. right now, we want to look at the weather for this weekend. lot of people have plans. >> big weekend, and a lot of people will be staying here in the bay area, or hitting the road, maybe even have family coming in town, so our saturday forecast looking great. it will start out chilly, with some freezing temperatures, and some of the inland valleys, highs reaching up to 55 degrees, mostly sunny skies, and it won't be as windy. your sunday forecast also looking great, with some mostly sunny skies, and then our highs reaching about 55 to 56 degrees. so where are you going? maybe half moon bay, that's where we'll see the highs reaching into the upper 50s, and just a few clouds here and there, but overall, it will be a great place to take in the sunshine. if you're headed to the sierra, heavenly is going to be cold today. we've had the morning temperatures in the teens. today's high will be up to 28 degrees. it will get warmer as we go throughout the weekend, with some highs in the lower 40s.
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russian river valley will be a great place to visit the vineyards and enjoy time outside, maybe some light long sleeves needed with highs reaching near 60 degrees during the middle of the day. and then if you're headed down south to pasa robles, highs cooler than russian river valley with highs in the upper 50s but still fairly nice and we have the 49ers game this sunday, if you'll be traveling to l.a., we are looking at some sunshine and some great weather for some outdoor football. we'll talk about what's going on here for today, that's coming up in about three minutes. >> thanks, kari. coming up next here on "today in the bay,"ing a tv news anchor who worked television stations across california found dead inside a motel room. what investigators are telling us this morning. plus, it's a booming business here in california, but there are problems for people looking to make money on pot. we have a live report on the hurdles standing in the way to creating a bank for the marijuana industry.
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either. the bay bridge toll plaza we have a good commute this friday morning. i'll look at how the rest of the bay area is doing, coming up in a bit. we are tracking this morning more on the 8-year-old ghw guatemalan boy who died in u.s. immigration custody, he had the flu, that's what new mexico authorities are saying the autopsy showed. he was coughing, vomiting and had a fever. the news of his death reached his home in guatemala, some 2,000 miles away. we spoke with his mother. >> she says the family was desperate to escape poverty in guatemala when philippe and his father started their trek to america. >> now the mother says that the family was hoping for a better life for philippe. he is the second child to die in u.s. custody. both deaths are under investigation and as we reported earlier, homeland security
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krista nielsen will visit the border today. a popular los angeles news anchor is found dead. now an investigation is under way. this is chris burroughs, it was found unconscious in a motel room yesterday afternoon in the l.a. area. take a look at the scene. glendale police say they were called there by a man in the hotel room, told the anchor was passioned out and not breathing. firefighters rushed to the scene, administered cpr and hurried to the hospital. burroughs died later at that hospital. he was just 43. >> we're waiting for a toxicology report to come back from the coroner's office. it is currently being investigated as a possible overdose. >> burroughs had connections to the bay area. he was a producer for nbc bay area back in 1996. he worked at ktla for nearly eight years. he is survived by his wife and
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9-year-old daughter. the man who investigators say started this fire in southern california is going to trial. judge just made that ruling. forrest clark is facing arson charges for the holy fire which destroyed dozens of homes in orange and riverside counties back in august. clark pleaded not guilty. investigators say clark was feuding with a neighbor and set fire to his cabin, which got out of control. a new study conducted by state lawmakers puts a damper on the hopes of creating a state-backed bank for the marijuana industry. those in favor of the bank believe it will bring more transparency. >> but the report indicates that it could be too costly for the state. "today in the bay's" pete suratos joins us live from hayward to explain how this all happened. pete? >> reporter: good morning to you, marcus and kira. banks are hesitant to work with those in the recreational marijuana industry, since it's still illegal on the federal level, but according to this
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study, it looks like a state-backed bank for the industry isn't that feasible either. the study was done by the california state treasurer's office and says the state bank would hopefully take the industry out of the shadows, put it in more of a regulated economy with other businesses. in fact, it mentions the industry could generate from $1 billion to $3 billion annually in california, but ultimately, the banks could be too costly with $35 million in startup costs and about $1 billion in capital and the potential loss of money for the state for the next 12 years, but the federal laws will be a key enactor in all factor in all of it. if they change the regulation they can't compete with services from the regular banks and if the laws become too aggressive the state banks would close and deposits could be confiscated. the city recommends creation of an agency to encourage banks to work with the marijuana industry. this appears to be an uphill
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battle for those in the marijuana industry. live in hayward, pete suratos for "today in the bay." >> all right, pete, thanks. soon you could know the exact price of your next hospital visit before you're even admitted. new federal law will go into effect next week requiring hospitals to publish online the prices of all medical services they provide and they'll be updated every year. the changes also apply to rehab and psychiatric facilities. listen to this story. pain shoots through a pregnant mother while she's watching her kids open christmas presents. >> she knew something was wrong, so her family carried her to the car, then this happened. tiffany sanderss' water broke. luckily her 11-year-old daughter was right by her side. she held her mom's hands there and even caught the baby as it came out. >> scared, because i didn't know what to do and mom said, get the baby. i got the baby, and then i hold him a little bit, he started
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crying. >> she can always say "i helped deliver you." the baby was taken to a hospital in tennessee and doing just fine. >> a christmas miracle. i had like a 38-hour labor, that sounds like he popped right out. >> it's always good when you have a big brother or sister to give a helping hand. >> it helped. >> you could see that happening there forever. here is a live look outside in san francisco, golden gate bridge, all clear. look at this beautiful view. we don't have any fog or clouds rolling by to block our view of the going going from our sutro tower camera. it's breezy, the camera has been shaking around. in the north bay, mt. st. helena a wind gust of 63 miles per hour, and mt. diablo in the east
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bay 53-mile-per-hour gust there, east of fremont in the hills 39-mile-per-hour gust and even at the ground level, chrissy field, we had a wind gust at 30 miles per hour yesterday, san jose 28. now that the winds are calming down, we have a wide range in temperatures anywhere from below freezing in ukiah to 33 in santa rosa to 51 in san francisco and 49 in palo alto. our winds are still a little breezy out there, especially through the delta with winds in fairfield at 20 miles per hour, oakland 10-mile-per-hour winds and san francisco at 17. as you get ready to head out in antioch, another cool morning, breezy out there with mid-40s but we'll have a nice little warmup by noon, we're at 55. as you start out, looking out the window getting dressed this morning, standing in the closet, grab a hat and a nice warm coat for the start of the day but later on today, it's going to be not too bad with some upper 50s in the forecast, and our quiet weather continues. no storms out there in the
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pacific, and we are going to have more dry weather, but just some chilly mornings, and a lot of sunshine heading into the start of 2019. vianey, it's hard to believe this is the last weekend of the year, and yes, we can see holiday traffic. >> have you gotten your car registrations updated? those orange stickers aren't going to be good anymore on the back of your plates. right now we have an overall look at the bay area. we don't have any big accidents but i noticed this one pop up in san mateo as i was walking over to do this report so i'll check in with chp reports and see what that's about. hopefully nothing serious. tri valley drive times i have noticed some slight slowing westbound 580 grant line road to 680. it's pretty typical. westbound 84 to 680 we're looking at nine minutes. live look at the golden gate bridge, and a quick reminder, there is still the high wind advisory issued by the chp. they want folks to slow it undo, keep both hands on the wheel.
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aside from that, nothing out of the ordinary this morning in terms of traffic collisions. happening now, tourists will have a chance to visit independence hall and liberty bell center in philadelphia today. this is despite the partial government shutdown. visit philadelphia inc. donated $30,000 to the u.s. national park service to reopen the historic landmark. the center will be open through the weekend. coming up on "today in the bay," it is 5:52. sight in the sky is causing a lot of commotion on social media, that just happened in the bay area, but we'll show you the eerie blue light captured in new york city. plus this video got singer chris brown in trouble with the law. we'll tell you about the new charges he's facing. today in th
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welcome back at 5:55, you're watching "today in the bay" on this friday morning, the last friday of 2018. we here in the bay area are all too familiar with the sinking and tilting issues surrounding the millennium tower in san francisco. it turns out australia has its own skyscraper with issues, you are looking at the opal tower and these are people evacuating for the second time this week because of several cracks found now and residents have reported
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hearing them. people have been told to stay out of their homes for ten days, while the building is being evaluated. and developing right now, a rare type of knew meania is spreading through the waters of a michigan hospital, happening in hastings in the center of the state. according to health officials, the water tested positive for legionnaire's bacteria, after two people died. the state's health department says all patients at the hospital are now being tested. new for you this morning, san francisco's ecigarette maker juul could soon be meeting with federal officials as more and more teenagers are vaping. the head of the fda is calling for a meeting with executives from ecigarette companies and juul is on the top of that list. the meeting is to see if the companies are keeping up with the comments, and they've already made commitments they've already made to address the epidemic. the fda says some companies are backing away from their promises. nearly 4 million teens reported
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using ecigarettes this year, nearly double the amount in 2017. and switching gears now, a spectacular site that caused a lot of commotion on social media, the eerie, blue light flooded new york city skyline, video and pictures like this one that you see right here filled the skies there, and on instagram and twitter, people were posting them on their time lines. the reason for that strange hue is a transformer explosion at a substation in queens. no one was hurt in that fire, and there is an investigation under way, but look at the sky and the shades of blue right there. it could be seen as far as man hat th manmattan and new jersey. >> i see a crazy blue light out of nowhere and after that blue light turned to red, blue, and then after like five minutes, it just went away. >> it went from nighttime to instantly like the sun is up, it's a beautiful day.
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i'm like, whoa! >> the explosions temporarily closed laguardia airport in queens. all terminals were impacted by the loss of power, causing the faa to issue a ground flight for about an hour about. the airport is back to normal. another bright light had people flocking to social media last week. you may remember seeing this strange streak in the sky there. it turns out it was a meteor. so nothing like new york, except that it left people trying to figure out what it was. now to tesla's, c eo elon musk. he wants a judge to toss out a lawsuit against him. you may remember back in july, musk tweeted about a british diver who helped with the thai cave rescue, calling him a pedophile. the diver later filed a defamation lawsuit against musk in a los angeles court but musk claims the comment was meant as an insult, no the a statement of fact and says the comment was
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"imaginative attack protected by the first amendment" so musk wants the judge to dismiss the suit. >> that's a baby. >> right there, singer chris brown's daughter cuddle with their new pet monkey. you heard me right. that monkey business could put hip-hop singer chris brown behind bars. the los angeles district attorney's office says it is charging brown with two misdemeanors. turns out owning a monkey without a permit is illegal in california, and the ap reports that california fish and wildlife agents took the monkey away. brown is scheduled to be arraigned in february. right now at 6:00, that manhunt is still under way in the shooting death of a newman police officer that as a small central valley community comes together to mourn. >> to lose an officer that just had a baby that obviously just gotten married, too, and i mean, it's so sad.
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very young officer, very young. >> and we are live in newman this morning on where that manhunt stands right now. plus one weekend and still going, the partial government shutdown keeps ticking on, meaning thousands of government workers will spend another day at home without pay. live report from capitol hill is moments away. and roller coaster, the stock market taking america for a huge, wild ride there. will we see huge swings again today? we'll track early numbers before the opening bell. live report with cnbc. "today in the bay" continues right now. >> good morning to you. thanks so much for joining us on this final friday of 2018. i'm kira klapper in for laura garcia. >> i'm marcus washington. vianey is in for mike with a look at traffic. should be something to smile about this morning. >> maybe, maybe not. >> stick around to see. first meteorologist kari hall, it's starting out to be a nice day in some areas. >> it's going to be nice for the afternoon. starts out cool, and i


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