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hazy sunshine, but clouds creeping down into california. you can see it moving our way. much colder air headed in our direction. we'll talk about that coming up. >> caltrans's roadwork has been picked up at the bay bridge a little ahead of schedule. we'll be talking more about the fog and how it's impacting your morning commute. a full traffic report in a few minutes. >> on a monday, thank you, liz. new this morning some shaking in the south bay. two earthquakes were felt in the gilroy area overnight. the first was magnitude 2.5 at about 1:35 this morning. then a stronger quake struck at 2:05. it was magnitude 3.7. both were centered four miles south-southeast of gilroy. we have had no reports of damage or injuries. >> wow. it is the best early christmas present all of us could possibly imagine. a bay area toddler who nearly died in a drainage pipe
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is making a miraculous recovery today. he was trapped under water for more than 10 minutes but brian webb tells us his age may have saved his life. >> reporter: it was a typical saturday afternoon at vallejo fire station 23 when a 911 call came in from one district over. but when a little boy is drowning you don't worry about the address. >> i actually was working out in the gym so i was in a t- shirt and shorts. >> reporter: a 2-year-old had fallen in this murky green pond while fishing with his grandmother. she couldn't find him after searching for nearly 10 minutes. when diane arrived she jumped right in and spotted the boy in a drain pipe on her second dive. >> he was suspended under the water. i was able to stand on the bottom, raise my hands up and handed him off. >> reporter: apprentice firefighter wally trajillo six months on the job started chest compressions and prayers. >> when it's pediatric, it's an
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eerie feeling because you never know the outcome. >> reporter: the water right here is five feet deep and very cold. that along with the fact this boy is very young probably saved his life. >> incredibly cold. that gives the child a way better chance of having the least amount of deficits or making a full recovery. >> reporter: 24 hours later word reached the crew the boy was doing better, so much he is expected to make a full recovery. >> wow! it is the best early christmas present all of us could possibly imagine. >> reporter: just another day on the job at fire station 23, saving lives along the way. brian webb, kpix 5. >> and that toddler's grandmother who dove in after him was also treated for hypothermia and will recover. an online arrangement to sell a videogame system ended with a murder in san francisco. the seller was robbed and shot to death yesterday afternoon in the bayview near bayshore
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boulevard and gerald avenue. the victim's name hasn't been released and so far there's no description of the killer. keep your purses and shopping backs close while taking public transportation. muni especially wants riders to be on high alert. pickpockets, robberies and cell phone robberies have been a problem. muni wants people coming in the city to keep a close eye on their stuff and surroundings. >> i keep it very tight. i don't keep it exposed, my phone. you can tell anybody. it's never safe. >> men are advised to keep wallets in front pockets. rescuers are making sure no one is still in the wreckage of the commuter trail that derailed near the hudson this morning. thousands of commuters are riding buses past the scene of the deadly crash in the bronx. cbsmoneywatch reporter marlie hall with more on the investigation. reporter: investigators worked through the night at the scene of a seven-car commuter
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train derailment that killed four and injured more than 60. >> that car you see in your screen now, that was tipped over on its side yesterday partially. it's uprighted. >> reporter: speed may be a factor. a law enforcement force tells cbs news the train's engineer, william rockefeller, jr., told rescuers he tried to apply the brakes but they weren't working. the ntsb recovered data recorders which should tell the story. >> they will know the speed that the train was traveling. they will also know if the engineer was attempting to apply the brakes or not. they will also know if the brakes were working. >> reporter: the train came to a stop just feet from where the hudson and harlem rivers meet. some passengers say they thought they were going to plunge into the water. >> i thought i'm going to die. >> reporter: this passenger says people were tossed around like rag dolls. >> i can see some people flying from my left side to the right
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side. >> reporter: james lovell is among the dead. his son said, this feels like an awful nightmare that i can't wake up from. rest easy, dad. i love you. marlie hall for cbs news, the bronx, new york. >> that train carried about 150 passengers and was about half full when it derailed. speed is the focus of the investigation into the crash that killed "fast & furious" actor paul walker and a friend in southern california. grieving fans are creating a memorial at the scene of saturday's crash in valencia. the 40-year-old walker was a passenger in his friend's porsche when they slammed into a pole. walker's "fast & furious" co- star tyrese gibson broke down when he visited the crash site. [ crying ] >> gibson placed a single flower at the site where fans have been holding vigil. universal pictures has not said what it plans to do with "fast & furious" 7. it's due out next summer. dozens of people were hurt
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in this massive pile-up in massachusetts. more than 70 cars and trucks smashed into each other on an icy interstate. some cars slid right underneath the jackknifed big rig. incredibly, no one was killed. mill valley parking lot is closed this week the lower half of the manzanita park. caltrans expects high tides this week and that means flooding. the nearby section of highway 1 could also flood so drivers may want to avoid that area, as well. it's taken 150 years but the sludge generated by the gold rush miners in the sierra nevada has finally washed out to sea. tests show as a result, the waters in the san francisco bay are getting a little cleaner. downside is that the clean water lets in more sunlight which causes more algae to grow. 4:36. let's check the weather. >> big changes coming our way. >> yes. >> dense fog out there in spots. watch out for that. some of the visibilities less than a quarter mile in the area
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epps approaching the coastline and some of the north bay valleys. out the door, we have some clouds beginning to come our way from far northern california beginning to drop in our direction ushering in major changes as we head in toward tonight. in fact, some much colder air going to be working its way into the bay area. temperatures will drop rapidly. over the bay cool in spots. the north bay valleys back into the 30s with fog into santa rosa, 40s elsewhere. by the afternoon, really your last mild day in quite some time maybe as high as 68 in livermore, 66 san jose and 64 degrees in san francisco. by tomorrow and the next few days some temperatures will struggle to get into the 50s! we'll have more on that in a moment. let's check your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. out we go towards 280. just getting word of our first crash of the morning since we have been on the air northbound 280 by the hickey boulevard exit. sounds like there's an accident there couple cars involved blocking the slow lane. we are even picking up a little
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bit of slowing on our sensors so 101 might be a better option this morning until they clear it. here's some of that fog that lawrence was just talking about. it's pretty thick now through the macarthur maze and heading towards the bay bridge toll plaza. they picked up the overnight roadwork ahead of schedule coming into and out of san francisco from the east bay. san mateo bridge, though, looking clear here both directions. the traffic and the fog no issues. and a live look at 880. not as much roadwork out there this morning. people are still off on their thanksgiving holidays this weekend. bart also on time. looks like more than 15 trains all right now very good to go. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. the white house says it has fixed most of the problems with the website can now handle up to 50,000 users at a time. since it launched in october the website crashed as people
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logged to to get health insurance. lawmakers are getting a raise. but as kpix 5's anne makovec reports, some are refusing to take them. >> reporter: wallets in sacramento are a little bit fatter today. lawmakers are getting a raise amounting to more than 5%. the state citizens compensation commission approved it in june adding nearly $5,000 a year for rank-and-file lawmakers like senator mark desaulnier who appeared on kpix 5 sunday morning saying it's well deserved. >> that's after we took a 23% cut in the last few years, appropriately, by an independent commission we don't get to do this. >> reporter: senator jerry hill cut his own even more. but this time, he is taking the raise. >> this is all done by an independent third party evaluation and committee that sets the standards and they can raise the pay or as they have done they have lowered it when
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times were tough and struggling more for the state. >> reporter: but 12assembly and senate members say they won't accept the extra cash. one quoted as saying, i don't think taking a raise when we had just raised taxes on all californians with prop 30 really made sense. another, since california's economy continues to struggle, i do not believe it is appropriate for me to accept a pay raise. per diem pay will also go up from $142 a day to $163. still $10 less than before the recent cuts. hill says it's needed with the high cost of living in california. >> we don't want it just to be those of the wealthy. we want to make sure that everyone can participate and still live in their communities. >> reporter: even before this raise, california lawmakers were the highest paid in the nation. but they don't receive pensions. and many other state legislatures only meet on a part-time basis. in the newsroom, anne makovec, kpix 5. it's a good day to look for
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deals online. cyber monday is under way, the busiest online sales day of the year for retailers. sales are expected to hit a record $2 billion, that's about $500 million more than last year. businesses are hoping for a big online shopping day after a somewhat disappointing weekend. according to the national retail federation, 141 million people went shopping over the long weekend, that's up by 2 million from last year. total spending will top $57 billion but overall, that's down nearly 3% from last year. coming up at 4:41, battlefields to the suburbs. amazon announces it's adding drones to its delivery fleet and you can see them landing on your front door coming up next. >> you will see many stores offering price matching this holiday season. but are retailers really living up to the promises?
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camera... carl neat has put up christmas decorations for more vandals in oklahoma ruined a homeowner's christmas display
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caught on camera. carl neat has put up christmas decorations for more than two decades. it was destroyed in five minutes. he is hoping his security cameras will identify the people. >> i seen the damage and looked at my surveillance and it revealed everything. it's not the damage itself. it's just the principle p situation. >> estimated damage is about $2,000 but he hopes to have everything back up in time just for the big holiday. >> sad. >> not right. this is a live look right now at sfo. it was a hectic holiday weekend at the bay area's largest airport. final national figures on the number of people who traveled by air will be out today. >> as don knapp tells us sfo has been busier than usual. >> reporter: fully loaded airliners drop on to sfo's runways while others wait to take off at the end of one of the year's busiest holiday periods. a bart train arrives inside
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sfo's terminal after billions spent on upgrades sfo benefitting from increased travel, up to 9 million passengers a year since 2007. >> follow the line, please. >> reporter: not that it's always fun for travelers. >> the rest go through that way. >> this line is crazy so i board in like 35 minutes. hopefully i make it. >> reporter: stunned by the economic downturn oakland's annual passenger count was down by nearly 5 million travelers since 2007. an oakland spokesman told kpix 5, the numbers reflect passenger losses to sfo as flyers chase the low fares of virgin america and other sfo airlines that dropped fares to committee. san jose county ten straight months of 5% increases in passengers despite fasting many of the same problems oakland faced according to a spokesman. aaa projected air travel this holiday period would be down nearly 4% to a little more than 3 million travelers. the economy may be improving but not fast enough for some so
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aaa travel is projecting a 3.7% decrease in holiday air travel this year. at sfo, don knapp, kpix 5. >> it's a good week to stay home. >> i think so, right? >> we put up all our christmas decorations getting ready to go. getting back to that story, somebody tried to steal my frosty a couple of years back. they popped him and i had to sew him back together. frosty lives! >> you need to get the surveillance cameras going. >> good idea. around the bay area today, we are expecting clouds. we are seeing patchy dense fog early on but some big time changes coming our way as cold air is going to be settling into the bay area. you can see some of it with cloud cover in northern california. that's a cold front diving in, in our direction. there's a slight chance to bring showers to the bay area but the big event will be cold temperatures over not only the next couple of days but probably into the weekend. so for this afternoon, partly cloudy skies with hazy sunshine. and then some much colder air is on the way. get ready to bundle up. we're talking about chilly temperatures and a hard freeze
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during the nighttime hours. cold air is working in toward our area. it's going to be settling in toward the evening hours tonight. then tomorrow much cooler. some of those temperatures on the chilly side already with some showers in eureka, 53 degrees there. 66 in sacramento. 69 in fresno. computer model showing clouds gathering toward the latter part of the day and as we look toward the evening more clouds will be settling in. warmer temperatures today, colder tomorrow. inside the bay temperatures in the 60s but toward the next couple of days, much colder air coming our way. a little sunshine into wednesday and thursday. then a slight chance of showers as we head in toward friday. and maybe the latter part of the weekend. time to get all that cold weather gear out, liz. >> i know. and it's back to work for a lot of folks after the long holiday weekend. so we are gearing up for a monday morning commute once again. and here's a live look outside. lawrence mentioned some of the fog. it continues to blanket our bay bridge toll plaza cam making it
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a little difficult to see so, yeah, visibility is definitely going to be to be an issue through the macarthur maze and the pay gates at the bay bridge. at least there's no major delay. here's a live look where we can see traffic. it's clear, everything is at the limit so far through the altamont pass and the livermore valley. of course that could change here very shortly but for right now you are good to go. there is this accident we're watching northbound 280 approaching hickey. it's the only one out there on our chp reports but it is blocking the slow lane in daly city. and if you are dropping off friends or family down by the airport today, this is what it looks like now along 101. it is a nice smooth ride along the peninsula, 101 all the way down past san bruno into san mateo in fact. no delay there. here's a live look at 880. not seeing any major overnight roadwork and bart is also a great option. all trains are on time. amazon wants to use drones
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to speed up delivery time. the new service called prime air could have orders on customers' doorsteps within 30 minutes but amazon's ceo says it will be at least four years before the drones are ready to get to work. they would only handle packages weighing up to 5 pounds so you won't see your 80" tv gliding through the air. that's probably good. >> so far. stores will do just about anything to compete for those holiday shopping dollars. many promise if you find a better price somewhere else, they will match it. but look what happened when curtis ming put four different stores to the honesty test. >> reporter: it promises, stores claiming to have the lowest prices, but is it really as good as it sounds? wired with a hidden camera we go undercover putting stores to the price match honesty test. first up, fry's. check out the sign. we match internet prices. scanning the aisles our producer finds this 70" sharp
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tv for $2,999 but look the same exact tv is online for $2,385. more than $600 less. >> you guys price match? >> yes. >> if it's authorized. >> what does that mean? >> reporter: remember the sign? look closely. see the asterisk? it says see store for details. the salesman says they will only price match for authorized competitors. and the store we found is not one of them. then listen as he admits, fry's price matching ad is misleading. >> i guess it's misleading. >> i know. it is kind of misleading. you know? then you guys -- [ inaudible >> reporter: lewis says just because stores say they price match doesn't mean they will on everything. especially up against online retailers who don't pay for storefronts. >> some stores can't afford to match online prices. >> reporter: best buy advertised a low price
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guarantee. so we scanned the aisles finding an hp laptop for $1,029.99 but we found one at cost for foy $999.99. will best buy match the price? >> have to have a membership with us. >> reporter: but then a different worker told us they would. >> initially i was told that you don't price match for costco. >> reporter: but then they realized that costco model actually has a bit more memory. because it's not the same exact model best buy refuses to price match. >> large stores have arrangements with manufacturers to create items specifically for that store and all those will be excluded from price matching policies. >> reporter: we find best buy's own website selling this 60" tv for $500 less. and they agreed to match that. >> so i could get this tv for $999? >> all right, cool. >> reporter: over at target, where they have a low price promise, we find this keurig coffeemaker for $199.99 but we
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fused to give it to us for $20 we found it on line. >> not even a big company like bloomingdale's? >> no. >> reporter: in fact, target only price matches amazon, walmart, best buy, toys 'r us, babies 'r us and competitors with local ads. our final stop? home depot which also has a low price guarantee but in small print says it excludes online purchases. we give it a try anyway. >> do you guys price match? >> yeah, we do. >> reporter: but he tells us, not for everything. >> it has to be a physical store. >> reporter: we test the policy anyway showing the home depot worker shows the washer for $100 less online. >> would you price match it for $899. >> reporter: home depot pry matched. perhaps the best advice, be respectful and even if they can't match the price, perhaps they will find another way to cut you a deal. >> at the end of the day most good stores want happy customers. >> that was kurtis ming
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reporting. another tip, try bringing in multiple competing prices. if a retailer turns you down on one, it might still accept another. time now 4:53. coming up at 5:00, holiday shipping is already picking up. why local delivery workers could see their busiest season yet. >> good evening, i'm ann. >> i'm ron burgundy. [ laughter ] >> and i'm laughing. coming up next, television viewers in north dakota get their news from a familiar face when will ferrell stopped by the anchor desk coming your way.
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television viewers in bisma north dakota stayed classy this weekend. none o than the g good evening, i'm amber schatz. >> i'm ron burgundy. >> television viewers in knocked stayed classy with none
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other than rob burgundy reading them the news. well farrell reprised his anchorman role saturday in a real broadcast on kxmb broadcast news. >> it was a busy day for responders. firefighters were also called to a sam's club in bismarck to help extinguish a trash fire in the parking lot. >> amber, you look lovely tonight. >> thank you, ron, you, too. >> are you married? >> no. [ laughter ] >> well, i am. so don't get any ideas. [ laughter ] >> how long did it take you to grow that out? >> about 20 minutes. [ laughter ] >> what a nightmare. [ laughter ] >> a newscast part of a widespread marketing campaign for anchorman 2 coming out around christmas. two films breaking the thanksgiving day weekend box office over the weekend. ♪[ music ] >> love this movie by the way. the "hunger games" catching fire now in its second week at
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the top and "frozen" opened this week contributed to the box office bonanza. "hunger games" catching fire brought in $75 million. frozen was not far behind with 67 million. enough to make it the largest opening ever for a disney movie. and three others rounded out the top five. 4:57. coming up a big scare in the sky. pilots are so used to autopilot, there is new concern if they are able to take over in case of emergency, coming up. >> reporter: i'm mark kelly live in san francisco. it's cyber monday. and coming up, we are going to take a look at one delivery company that says this could be its busiest day ever. ,,
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i love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the important part is that you're happy now. and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible.
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griego. you know that cyber monday is really going to draw the crowds. >> it's a big deal on the retail calendar.
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this year cyber monday is expected to bring in millions. >> lawmakers in sacramento are getting a raise to more than 5%. >> there are 23 days until christmas and today is the busiest shipping day of the year. fedex expects more than 85 million shipments this week. >> wow! it is the best early christmas present that all of us could possibly imagine. >> a bay area toddler who nearly died in a drainage pipe is making a miraculous recovery. >> family friends and fans mourn the death of "fast & furious" actor paul walker. speed is the focus on the investigation into his deadly crash. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on kpix 5 news this morning. good morning. it's monday, december 2. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:00. time for weather. and i guess the deep chill is on its way, right, lawrence? >> yeah, coming in our directri


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