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11:00 pm they prayed. we )re getting a l right now at 11:00, a mass shooting targeting muslims as they prayed. we are getting a lot of new information about the shooter, his motivation, and the death toll. he targeted at least two mosques in new zealand. initial reports suggest more than 20 people have died, four have been arrested. >> it is friday night in the city of christchurch as investigators are piecing together how it unfelted.
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ian cole has the latest. >> police say three men and one woman are under custody. officers found a number of explosives attached to cars in the area. they have dismantled them and the scenes have been deemed safe. the shooting started around 1:30 local time in christchurch. almost 400,000 people live there. right now, local hospitals are treating dozens of patients. the main focus of the investigation is at one mosque where a gunman opened fire during friday prayers. he had a number of guns on him and reportedly live streamed the attack on social media. police say he also posted a manifesto. right now it's unclear how many people have been killed or hurt in the attacks, a number of witnesses say it is "many people," describing horrific scenes inside. one saying he saw 40 people on the ground after he escaped the massacre. >> i saw that some people were
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running out through the -- through my room where i was in. and also i saw some people had blood on their body and some people were limping. >> i don't expect these kind of things in new zealand. it's unfortunate it happened. >> it is clear that this is one of new zealand's darkest days. clearly, what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence. >> reporter: schools in christchurch were on lockdown for several hours and police have asked mosques to close their doors as a precaution and stay away from those yast. police are still investigating a motive. and lucky to be alive. this is part of the national cricket team from bangladesh that was visiting new zealand. they were praying at one of the mosques when the shooting happened and were able to get out. the prime minister saying the victims are us. the suspect is not -- this is not new zealand, and the gunman
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identifying himself as an australian with racist views. the has mass shooting in new zealand was in 1990, when 13 people were killed. ian cole, nbc bay area news. >> much more to unfold in this story. here at home, movengs a mosques a tight watch tonight. the police department tweeting -- >> the lapd also adding extra patrols. stay with us for the latest. we're monitoring all the developments in new zealand and we'll be tweeting updates as we get them. our twitter page is a great resource for breaking news. back here at home, a raging inferno in contra costa county on bethel island. thick, black smoke could be seen for miles. 30 firefighters responding to various explosions and all those flames.
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in the end, three homes were destroyed. cheryl hurd joins us with a lot of questions as to how this started. cheryl? >> reporter: that's right, raj. investigators are telling me that they believe this fire started in this home and spread to homes on either side of it. it took a while for firefighters to get here, because there's no working firestation on this island. so it took them a while to get here, and those who live here know that, and they're devastated. families overwhelmed with emotion tonight. >> my whole childhood, my brother's whole childhood, everything is in that house. >> reporter: all those memories for this family are gone. this raging fire erupting around 6:00 this evening. firefighters say it started in this home and spread to two other homes. flames shooting several feet into the air. >> all units arrived.
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they had three houses fully involved. a second alarm was requested from extra units. >> ambulances and fire departments are a huge issue. >> it's been an issue for years. >> reporter: one firehouse on the island shut down two years. bethel island voters refusing to pass several bond issues to keep the station open and pay for retro fitting the building. >> we had a fire pump hooked up in the delta, with you there's no one here to operate it. nothing we could do. >> reporter: and now the dwart family has to rebuild after setting roots here 45 years ago. >> we just have to remember it. but we're all okay, that's the main thing. >> reporter: crews had to pump water out of the delta because in order to fight this fire, there's only one fire hydrant on this island, and it's downtown.
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as far as we know, no one has been hurt. reporting live on bethel island, cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> that is a complicated scenario. civil lawsuits connected to the college cheating scandal. a former oakland teacher is seeking hundreds of billions, saying the rich parents who the feds say rigged the system hurt her son. our reporter is live with more tonight. sergio? >> reporter: one of those lawsuits is against the parents who were willing to pay just about any price to get their children into those elite universities, and the other lawsuit is against those elite universities. student kaleah woods is one of the lead plaintiffs in the lawsuit. in the suit, she says her stanford degree won't be worth
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as much as the cheating scandal. there are mixed reactions from fellow students. >> there might be some impact in terms of how people value the degree here. >> no, i don't think it has a measurable impact. >> reporter: the plaintiffs are looking to get application fees back. >> everyone that applied to yale and didn't get in, everyone that applied to stanford, all of those application fees aren't much individually. but when you group them together, it can be a significant amount. >> reporter: stanford issued a statement saying the lawsuit is without merit and the university stands behind its admissions process. the second lawsuit goes after all the wealthy parents involved and coaches. i'm now outraged and hurt, because my son was denied access to a college not because he failed to work and study hard enough, but because wealthy individuals felt it was okay to lie, cheat, steal and bribe their way into a good college.
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she's seeking 5 wood ining $500. >> there's no way she'll recover that much. >> reporter: tonight, the hallmark channel announced it's cutting lori loughlin from her production, and her daughter was dropped by the cosmetic company. >> now universities are combing their student profiles looking for evidence of fraud tied to california businessman rick singer. he promoted his business and launched in sacramento and later moved to newport beach. some parents say they only paid for consulting, no bribes. he plugs his business and he had famous clients including joe montana. montana tweeted this tonight --
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>> we have not been able to confirm if jobs or joy were really clients of rick singer's. welcome to the studio. >> here we go again. the next big thing from tesla's ceonewest model in southern california. the model y is the fifth car in the tesla family. and the price is nice. $39,000. >> it has the function at of an suv, but it will ride like a sports car. so it will be really tight on corners. and we expect it will be the safest in the world. >> the ceo of smart car, which provides a platform for developers to make apps for cars, he thinks tesla needed an affordable suv crossover type to boost its bottom line.
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>> i would say it could be just as large competitive category or even -- in terms of volume, compared to the model three itself. >> the model y seats seven people and including a self-driving option that will be released next year. facebook fessing up about that 23-hour worldwide outage. a spokesperson says the outage started when the company made configuration changes to its servers. facebook is not exactly saying how many users were affected or what kind of configuration. this was the longest outage in the history of facebook and instagram. new at 11:00, jake phelps has died. the 56-year-old ran the thrasher magazine, which is based in san francisco. the publisher posted this photo
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tonight on instagram. he was among -- famed among fans and none for his daring stunts. the cause of death and the location has not been released. a frustrating day for flyers. southwest had to cancel 39 flights, american 85. 20,000 passengers have been potentially impacted. the faa grounded all max 8 and max 9 boeing models yesterday. the planes will ultimately be inspected in oklahoma. in the interim, flight data recorders from sunday's crash in ethiopia are in paris and being analyzed. that plane crashed shortly after takeoff. the second crash involving a max 8 in the past five months. in both cases, pilots reported struggling to control the plane. >> the flight recorder and the cockpit voice recorder data is critical to understanding what
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happened in ethiopia, and if there is a commonality with the lyon air tragedy. >> some predict the jets could be grounded for up to six months as engineers work to figure out what happened and a solution for the jet's software. let's go to washington, d.c. this is a live look there at the capital, where we saw a republican rebellion. 12 senators from plu s from pre trump's own party voted with democrats to block his emergency declaration. after the senate voted down the resolutio resolution, president trump tweeted -- back in 60 seconds with the latest on that breaking news overseas. terror in mosques in new zealand. multiple people have been killed tonight. what's happening in the watter? the mystery surrounding all the gray whales showing up in the way and not all of them surviving. more clear skies over the
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south bay with a live look at our temperatures that will be cooling down. but a weekend warmup is on the way. we'll talk about that, and the next incoming storm, coming up. . feeling good? . oh yeah. now i'm ready to focus on my project. ♪ ♪ this is why we plan. ♪ ♪ you never cease to amaze me, maya. see how investing with a j.p. morgan advisor can help you. visit your local chase branch.
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news in new zealand. two shootings at two mosques in christch we continue to follow our breaking news in new zealand. two shootings at two mosques in the city of christchurch. initial reports said more than 20 are dead, but we're waiting for a firm answer here. we just heard from the prime minister of australia who said one of the suspects is an australian born citizen. there are a total of four people in custody. we'll continue to update you on the story throughout this news cast. here in the bay area, a mystery at sea. five gray whales spotted in san francisco bay, but not all of them are alive. this week in separate cases, two gray whales stranded themselves on shore where their bodies were found. and scientists are concerned.
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>> reporter: a rare sight, gray whales in the san francisco bay. >> it's very unusual to have this number of gray whales in the bay at any time of year. >> reporter: in the past week, five gray whales have been spotted inside the golden gate. two found dead. both were towed to angel island where scientists got a closer look at a 1-year-old female. they believe it starved to death. >> it makes us concerned limitations may have affected her ability to thrive. 10 th so that concerns with us climate issues. >> reporter: dr. carr said gray wheels are migrating north this time of year. and while they do sometimes stop in the bay, they don't usually stay long. >> we're very concerned that
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this could be a broader health impact to the population. >> reporter: along the bay tonight, people are hopeful experts can figure out what's causing the change of behavior. >> we should do everything we can to protect them and not do harm. >> reporter: if you plan to head out and try to catch a glimpse of the three gray whales still swimming in the bay, experts say keep your distance. jean elle, nbc bay area news. the popular horse track in the east bay is banning a popular enhancement for the horses. this is after another racehorse died in southern california. today, a horse died near l.a. the 22nd horse to die at that park since christmas. hours after the death, the park president announced the ban of the use of any race day drugs for the horses. the group that owns santa anita also owns golden gate fields and
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says the same rules ampply in te bay area, as well. around the clock manhunt for a killer. tonight, we're learning what went on behind the scenes before the killer went before the judge. these sketches show the man accused of murdering bambi larson 14 days ago. vanished bu on two surveillance cameras and blood on two shirts. >> i couldn't be prouder. they did a wonderful job. >> reporter: the homicide commander is talking about his team of detectives, including courtney trigs, the analyst that scoured through 464 hours of surveillance video to help find the man who murdered bambi larson in her san jose home. >> i just used the forensic software, created a timeline, pieced it together. >> reporter: for days, detectives were left with few
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clues. the tension and the anxiety grew. >> this one in particular, due to the very violent nature of the crime, the concern within the community that there could be other victims. >> reporter: in the end, good detective work and dna match e investigators to the undocumented immigrant with a long criminal history. he says bambi might still be alive today if not for a county ordinance. >> i need to ensure the safety of the city. >> reporter: damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. thefts on the rise in the bay area. one business says they've been targeted twice in the last few days. they theired these two videos of
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shoplifting taking place. the thieves went in, then grabbed a handful of items and ran out of the store. >> walked up to the counter and pretended they were going to pay or distracted one of us, and then ran out. >> the thieves got away with $900 worth of merchandise. >> this would be a game changer. the berkeley city council is looking to start a ferry service between the berkeley marina and san francisco. yesterday, the council voted unanimously to enter an agreement with the water emergency transportation authority to begin planning for this ferry service. if all goes according to plan, it could be running by 2035. today would have been a good day to have the ferry in place because of the sunshine. >> what are we going to be doing in 2035? >> i have no idea, but it's a long ways ahead. we're just thinking about the weekend and trying to get there
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with our nice weather, and finally a dry weekend across the bay area to get out. now, here's a look at what you're going to see as you are maybe making your way out and before heading to work late tonight or about to head out early in the morning, we have mostly clear skies. as you faketake a look at the seven-day forecast, we'll take a look outside in san francisco. our temperatures have been cooling down. right now, we're at 52 degrees. we made it up to 63, which was pretty good today. that's warmer than where we have been. we'll be slightly warmer tomorrow with san francisco reaching 64. 70 in santa rosa. these are the warmest temperatures we've had since november. so we'll reach up to 70 in san jose, and 72 in concord. livermore, 67 degrees. even though we have nice, clear skies and quiet weather, we still have some storms going on out there in the pacific. the high pressure that's blocked any storms from coming our way
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will stay in place. this will go to the north of us. this will be more storms going into next week. once that high pressure moves to the east, it will allow for that storm door to reopen once again. we can start to see rain moving in as early as late tuesday night into early wednesday and several more storms right behind that. so next weekend may not be as nice as the weekend we're about to experience. and with that next system moving in, we're looking at the possibility of getting most of us about a quarter to half an inch of rain. this is something that we'll be watching going into late tuesday night, into wednesday as well as it starts to taper off on thursday. we have a nice weekend ahead and finally good travel conditions to get you to squaw valley and alpine meadows. at the base, 229 inches of snow. and most of the runs are open. so nice weather get thing ating and coming back home.
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st. patrick's day is looking nice. we have the big parade in san francisco. we've got the festivities going on all weekend long in dublin, and 70 degrees, you can't beat that, with mostly sunny skies. tracking the next storm moving in by the middle of next week. until then, we have a nice, clear weekend to enjoy our outdoor festivities. >> tomorrow, we need to wear green. >> i'm wearing green -- i'm wearing purple for women in science. >> very nice. >> i won't be verying green tomorrow, though. >> meteorologists can't wear green. i should have known that. coming up next, kids who hate shot also love this update on next season's flu vaccine. this applies to adults, as well. >> and we have jimmy. >> we have a big announcement,
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the american academy of pediatrics has released good news for kids who hate shots. i have one of those, so i'm excited. the american academy of pediatrics has released guidelines. next flu season, the nasal spray vaccine will be just as good as the shot. so kids and even some wimpy adultks avoid the needle and go for the nose instead if you prefer. doctors recommend all kids over the age of six months receive a flu vaccine. big waves or a big wbumer? the surf contest, the window closes at the end of the month. so just two weeks left with. no heavy surf on the horizon, big waves are not expected. up next, jerry rice's cousin is
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coming to the 49ers. we'll explain. jussie smollett pleads nogt. he -- pleads not guilty. he was charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct and filing a false report. each charge punishable by as little as probation and as much as three years in jail. back with more.
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the sharks -- with a rare home okay. maybe it's the black jersey or sweaters that they wear on thursday nights. the sharks with a rare home loss tonight. >> they always seem to lose on thursday, with the black jerseys. here it is, teal and white. >> that's the winning combo. >> that's what the fans like. and there they are, the black ones. this is all just fun stuff. who knows? sharks and the shark tank tonight against florida. second period, that's mike hoffman with the power play goal for florida. sharks lose. they're still in first place atop the western conference but lose 4-2. and the 49ers have a new wide receiver. we know the guy on the left, that's jerry rice, the greatest
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of all time. the kid on the right is jordan matthews, jerry's cousin. tonight, matthews tweeted that photo. he's now all grown up. the 26-year-old is a free agent pickup from the bills and is now a 49er. and the niners signed two more players. last season, the niners forced only seven turnovers, the lowest season total in nfl history. so their defense is getting better. >> back with more in a moment. what's better than having fast, reliable wifi with coverage throughout your home? how about having internet that can help you save on wireless phone service? xfinity gives you the fastest speeds for all your devices. plus, now that xfinity mobile is included, you can switch your wireless carrier and save hundreds of dollars a year. talk and text as much as much as you want and only pay for data. now that's simple, easy, awesome.
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we'll be keeping an eye on the new fallout following the largest admissions scandal in u.s. history. >> and we take a look behind the scenes of some of the cases they're working. >> that's tomorrow morning at 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. we have an updr breaking news in new zealand. two shootings at two mosques in the city we want to update you on our breaking news from new zealand. two shootings at two mosques in the city of christchurch. we have just heard from the prime minister of new zealand who says now 40 people have died, many of them were praying when they were gunned down inside those mosques. there are four people in custody. we'll continue to follow this story through the overnight hours and have the latest on our morning news. before we go, we want to say congratulations to our own jackson. he was recognized by the society of professional journalists. he received the james madison freedom of information award for
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his coverage of the leaning millennium tower. congratulations. >> well deserved. he has some very good investigative pieces for us. we have a friday morning forecast before we go. >> it's going to start out chilly with some mid 40s. and then reach into the upper 60s and low 70s. we have a nice weekend ahead. more sunshine and highs in the 70s. >> and st. patrick's day weekend of the weather. thanks for joining us. >> bye-bye. >> announcer: and now a message from beto o'rourke >> jimmy: hi, i'm beto o'rourke. and i'm excited. [ cheers and applause that's it, i'm just excited. [ laughter ] oh, yeah i'm also running for pre


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