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shopping season there's an international manhunt to find out who is behind the massive breach of target stores. >> justice for andy! >> a march for justice happening today for the santa rosa teen killed in october by a sheriff's deputy who mistook a bb gun for an assault rifle. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado good morning, everyone. it's friday, december 20. i'm michelle griego. >> and i'm brian hackney. frank is off this morning. >> let's get a look at traffic and weather now. here's meteorologist lawrence karnow. >> a cold start to the day. you have all that very dry air outside and the temperatures really dropping off this morning. if you are headed out, grab a jacket. it's a chilly beginning. numbers down to 30 degrees in some spots, 32 in concord. 36 degrees in san jose. by the afternoon, though, here's the good news, we'll start to warm things up as high pressure builds in over head of the 50s and 60s going to begin to pop up. looking good to the coast.
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clear skies there. 57 in pacifica. and about 61 degrees in oakland. all right. let's check your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. and it's quiet out there still which is great news. traveling toward the dublin interchange we had various lanes blocked overnight but now that it's 5:00 caltrans is scheduled to wrap it up. it should be smooth from hacienda towards 680 and so far no delay yet so "friday light" traffic over through the altamont pass and all the way towards the livermore valley. here's a live look outside now. san mateo bridge traffic all those taillights that's the commute direction of westbound 92. and the travel time at the bottom of your screen shows you how long it will take to get to foster city only about 13 minutes now between 880 and 101. your other popular drive times for this time of the morning still look good including 880 and the eastshore freeway from the carquinez bridge to the maze. often right around this time of the morning we see a few delays through antioch but not so far. things actually look good past that "a" street exit. we just have one high wind advisory. they canceled one earlier for
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the carquinez bridge so the only one left is one for the bay bridge getting into san francisco. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." back to you. >> thank you. right now, officials in london are checking the structural stability of a theater after a roof partially collapsed during a play. dozens of people were injured, at least 7 seriously. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is in our newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: michelle, witnesses say it was chaos and panic as large hunks of plaster, wooden beams and dust rained down on the audience 45 minutes into the play. reporter: the area outside this iconic london theater was blocked off friday morning one day after part of the ceiling collapsed during a show. overnight inspectors worked to try and figure out what may have caused thursday's accident. >> it would appear there was no warning, that it was just a sudden collapse of plaster and some things from the roof of the auditorium, which was at some considerable height. >> reporter: theater-goers left the auditorium covered.
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authorities say nearly 80 people were injured some with head wounds but everyone made it out of london's apollo theater alive. more than 700 people had gathered to watch a popular play. witnesses say just before the chaos an actor yelled, watch out! >> a loud bang. i didn't think it was an explosion. and the ceiling came down. a lot of dust, chandelier, wood and all that sort of stuff. >> we just looked up and the whole ceiling was like slow motion came down. >> reporter: within minutes of the incident, first responders arrived and rushed people to the hospital. police say it doesn't look like the collapse was an act of foul play or terrorism. reporting live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> the apollo theater was built in 1901. it has 775 seats and last night, less than a week before christmas, most of them were filled. happening today a lawyer representing an oakland teenager on life support will ask a judge to keep her alive until christmas. children's hospital in oakland declared 13-year-old jahi mcmath brain-dead after a tonsillectomy last week. the family's attorney says that
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he plans to request an injunction to prevent the hospital from taking mcmath off life support. it's a different situation in texas where a pregnant woman is also on life support. fort worth doctors suspect the woman's suffered a blockage in a main lung artery more than two weeks ago. she is being kept alive because a state law there prohibits hospitals from taking pregnant women off life support. the woman's husband says she would not have wanted this. >> we talked about it. we are both paramedics. we have seen things out in the field. and you know, we both knew that we didn't want to be on life support. >> she is 18 weeks along in her pregnancy. the baby has a normal heartbeat and doctors are considering taking the baby to full term. tired and terrified, that's how oakland animal services describes 11 pit bulls rescued from the home in east oakland. officials say the dogs were found without food and water when they went to the home on an unrelated case.
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they say the dogs were being trained for fighting but their owner interviewed only on kpix 5 denies that. >> i tried to breed the dogs. there wasn't no fight. >> the person that was running this operation ruined these dogs. >> the alameda county d.a.'s office is investigating and animal services is trying to find homes for the dogs that can be rehabilitated some shoppers are using cash at target after finding out customers have been hacked. hackers hit target's credit card system between november 27 and december 15. they stole credit card information for as many as 40 million customers. we found a number of victims in the bay area. some charged, for instance, $54 on amy's credit card at a store in los angeles. >> i went on my b. of a. account and it said ralph's los angeles. and i was like it clicked and i was oh. >> the cards that were hacked were used after target stores.
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those used to shop on the company's website were not compromised. if you report fraudulent activity within two days on a debit card you're still liable for $50 in charges. if you report it within 60 days, then you're liable for up to $500. after that, you probably will be responsible for everything. congresswoman jackie speier wants an investigation. >> one of the things i absolutely think needs to take place is an oversight hearing to determine why it took so long for target to identify that there had been a breach. >> speier said she would like to see legislation that would better protect debit card customers. the ntsb is recommending sweeping changes following the deaths of two workers on the bart tracks in october. these aren't just for bart but for all transit agencies. the ntsb is recommending trains be equipped with a monitoring system called positive train control. it also suggests rail workers have a warning device called a shunt that they could attach to
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the tracks. bart's board says it welcomes the recommendations. >> anything that moves us into the direction of providing a more safe work environment, i have no problems with. we'll be prepared to support it. >> a coroner's report last week said the two men killed on the bart tracks did not follow safety rules. those rules required at least one person to serve as a lookout. bart board's new president is proposing a ballot measure to end employee strikes. the unions say it's just grandstanding. it's a symbolic move. only the state legislature has the power to enact any sort of strike ban. san francisco's muni and several other mass transit agencies around the country do not allow employees to strike. pg&e has a go ahead to raise the pressure in a natural gas line under san carlos. the puc in california feels the line is safe to operate. but the mayor says that san carlos might sue to block the increase approved yesterday by the puc. they also fined pg&e more than $14 million because of poor recordkeeping about that line. a san francisco woman
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charged with causing a crash that killed a teenager says she doesn't remember what happened. 58-year-old jennie zhu pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving yesterday. she is the one with the blue scarf. police say she was driving 80 miles an hour near gough and pine in september. she rear-ended a minivan killing 16-year-old kevin san of lincoln high school. >> and we believe based on the totality of the evidence that the charges are appropriate. >> she was so, so traumatized by the boy's death that particular day. hard to say about her medical condition. >> zhu is free on bail and faces 7 years in prison if convicted. former bay area football star kwame harris is expected to be sentenced today in san mateo county court. harris was convicted of misdemeanor charges for a fight with a boyfriend outside a menlo park restaurant last year. the fight was over soy sauce and accusations the boyfriend
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stole harris' underwear. harris played for stanford, the 49ers and the raiders. and unified school district agreed to pay $8 million to settle a teacher abuse case. special ed. teacher teresa allen-caulboy in antioch is accused of abusing 8 special ed. kids in the fall of last year. the school district was sued. one of the parents says it left long lasting effects. >> my son now thinks being aggressive and violent is the way to get anything. >> i failed miserably at recognizing some signs that my son was giving me. me attempting to take him out of a car and him not speaking but grabbing the door and i forced him and i dragged him. >> larry evans says his 6-year- old son doesn't speak and couldn't tell him what was happening other than he refused to go to school. the evans family will get a million dollars. the accused teacher has resigned and pled not guilty to abuse charges. she is on house arrest.
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developing news on the central coast. the wildfire near big sur has now torched more than 900 acres. 22 buildings are destroyed including 14 homes. right now the fire is nearly 90% contained. full containment is expected today. scattered rain is helping more than 1,000 firefighters working on it. reno police say the man behind a shooting at a hospital this week left a suicide note. in it, the suspect claims he had a botched surgery three years ago. police say the shooter targeted the urology clinic. he killed a doctor before killing himself. another community march for andy lopez is happening today in santa rosa. the 13-year-old was shot and killed by a sonoma county chefs deputy while carrying a replica firearm. that case prompted several protests. time now 5:10. let it snow! well, soon, anyway. how ski resorts are coping and hoping in the high country. >> plus, backlash to the backlash.
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"duck dynasty" fans react to star phil robertson's hiatus. >> police storm a car outside the australian state parliament and it's all caught on camera. >> a freezing start in some parts of the bay area. but by the afternoon, more sunshine. looks like some warmer weather. we'll have your weekend forecast coming up. >> and there's a two-alarm fire burning right now in san francisco. it has shut down about a block stretch of davisidero near haight so we'll tell you more about that plus how it's impacting muni. the rest of your morning commute coming up after this break. ♪ yeah her gift ♪ i picked it out in a snap ♪ what made it genius ♪ was the camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday
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gas to end a standoff outsi the "new south wales" parlit house in sydney. they say the suspect park you're looking at the sound of australian police using tear gas to end a standoff outside the new south wales parliament house. they say the suspect parked outside the building and threatened to blow it u they tried to get him to surrender. there's a backlash against phil robertson's "duck dynasty" star. now there's also a backlash against the backlash. after he was suspended a bringing back phil robertson facebook page had nearly 800,000 likes last night. and a petition on had more than 94,000 signatures. some people think robertson is
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being punished for expressing his religious beliefs. >> it's like oh, you know, we love these "duck dynasty" guys, you know, we love that they are so quirky and fascinating and so on. but just, you know, keep your christian faith nicely off stage. >> robertson was asked by "gq" magazine what he thought was a sin. and he said, quote >> start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there... bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men." "duck dynasty" is trending on twitter right now. also trending, target. fury and frustration is growing over the retailer's data breach. aaron hernandez, a judge seized the former nfl star's home as part of a pending wrongful death lawsuit. gay marriage following a court ruling new mexico becomes the 17th state to allow same-sex marriage. and "how i met your mother," the sitcom series finale will air monday march 31. follow us on twitter at #cbssf. but first, let's get a bent metal update.
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here's elizabeth with some closures. >> yeah. on city streets in san francisco closed about a block stretch of davisidero impacting muni so the area closed is between oak and page north of the haight. boxes caught fire and went up the back side of the building. it's impacting the 24 davisidero muni line. it shouldn't cause a huge delay on the streets or muni. bart, caltrain and ace look good. they are investigating, no word on the cause. here's a live look out in the east bay. the nimitz 880 in oakland no problems past the oakland coliseum. high wind advisory on the bay bridge. second day for the bay bridge. so once again be careful this
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morning getting into san francisco or leaving san francisco heading towards oakland. anyway, both stretches of roadway show no delay. and bart is also a great option. more than 30 trains on time. if you have any questions about your morning commute once you hit the road, tune to kcbs radio 740-am and 106.9-fm. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." the weekend is almost here. we can feel it. with your forecast, here's lawrence. >> going to be a great weekend weather-wise. a lot of sunshine coming our way but it is cold in some parts of the bay area. we have very dry air that's worked its way in behind that low that passed through yesterday to kick up the winds. now we have a very cold start to the day and the winds have calmed down. 32 and freezing in concord. 30 and below freezing in santa rosa. 36 in san jose. 44 degrees in san francisco. cold start to the morning but by the afternoon, very nice as we'll see plenty of sunshine and some warmer weather. then looks like a great weekend
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ahead. sunshine all weekend long in fact probably right on in through christmas now. high pressure going to start to build in. a strong blocking ridge of high pressure going to send any threat of rain well to the north of the bay area. so keeping things dry for the weekend and warmer too with some mild temperatures. about 64 degrees in sacramento today. 59 in the monterey bay. about 42 degrees partly cloudy in lake tahoe. other than a few passing high clouds, i think we are looking at lots of sunshine throughout the day today. and probably into tomorrow, as well. so got some great weather coming our way. enjoy these temperatures. it's going to be about 58 degrees in san jose. 58 in sunnyvale. 57 degrees in pacifica. a few 60s beginning to show up in the east bay by the afternoon. and a few more inside the bay. 60 in alameda. about 61 in oakland and 59 degrees in san francisco. next couple of days, some warmer weather on the way. looks like we are going to keep things nice and dry through christmas day. in fact, i don't see a raindrop until next year. >> so that will make it the driest calendar year since 1849. >> yeah. >> but it can all change.
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first of the year, we'll see what happens. weather is hurting business at sierra ski resorts. not enough snow. even though there were some flurries this week, there's not another chance of snow until the end of the month. even then. central sierra snowpack is about 25% of what it should be. 25%! so ski resorts are just making their own. >> it's still snow. it's just manmade. if anything, it offers a more secure base for when mother nature dumps some "pow" on top. thousands of toys are needed to bring christmas to thousands of low-income families. sacred heart community service says it's about 7,000 toys short. the donations continue to trickle in. this year they are seeing a record number of families signing up to get help, 1,000 more than last year. you can still donate. for more information, go to our
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website, still ahead at 20 minutes after 5:00, a delicious tribute to candlestick park. where you can find this sweet creation. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, what does judge judy have to do with the jim harbaugh to texas rumors? and the rematch in oakland. spurs and warriors coming up. ,, ,, ,,,,,,,,
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our play of the day ... it'e flyers against the columbuse jackets. p we go to never for the play of the day. it's the -- we go to philadelphia for the play of the day. claude giroux gets a missed shot off the board and puts in an amazing no look backhand shot. take another look. there it is! his 100th career goal and the game winner for the flyers last night. good morning, everybody. jim harbaugh again had to address the rumors that he is interested in the texas job. yesterday he referenced one of his favorite tv shows when addressing the media. >> well, in judge judy's court -- [ laughter ] >> -- hearsay is not admissible evidence. >> that's what's happening! >> beware of unnamed sources. beware of unnamed sources. beware of unnamed sources. [ laughter ]
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>> they speak with forked tongue. >> former warrior marco saying hi to the warrior broadcaster. he puts up the three to put the spurs in front. bell nelly with 28. last minute warriors down 3, steph curry ties the game. on the next possession here's how it ended. >> shot clock at 3, baseline, rebound loose, he puts it up and in. >> they win 104-102. sharks marleau playing in his 1200th career game in l.a. last night the other side scores making it 2-0. the kings win 4-1. so with the sharks and warriors losing. programming note, set your vcr, they don't make those anymore, set your dvr for 7:30 saturday night the show "bye-bye baby"' historic look back at
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candlestick park that closes regular season monday night. i'm dennis o'donnell. have a great weekend. a san francisco restaurant has come up with a sweet sendoff for candlestick park. it's a decadent gingerbread version of the soon-to-be former home of the 49ers made by the pastry chef at waterbar. it's 2 by 3 feet. it's about a foot tall. it even has little gingerbread men playing football on the field and, of course, it's called candystick. >> of course. it's cool. >> cute. sweet. 5:25. what happened when one woman found out her secret santa was the richest man in the world. >> just days before the deadline to sign up for healthcare coverage, foreexemption to the president's healthcare law. i'm tara mergener in washington with the details coming up. >> reporter: to catch a package thief. if you are in the market for a surveillance camera, we have a couple of tips for you. i'm kiet do. we have a live report coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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health coverage. people losing health covera. your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. insurance canceled? don't worry. the break this morning for people losing health coverage. if i are looking for a surveillance camera to keep your holiday packages safe, i'm kiet do with a live report coming up. >> clear and cold outside this morning. big changes coming up for the weekend. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and if your commute takes you anywhere near the altamont pass or livermore valley, things are crowded quickly. we are starting to see some delays. we'll show you where coming up.
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>> good morning, it's friday, december 20. i'm brian hackney. >> i'm michelle griego. >> a violent home invasion left a fremont woman terrified as being in her open home. four men broke down the door got inside the house on armor way on wednesday. the home owner hid in the closet until the suspects found her. >> they point the gun at me and he took my jewelry. >> the woman doesn't want her identity revealed out of fear. she says it's the second time thieves broke into her house while she was inside back in february. $30,000 worth of jewelry and electronics were taken. that's when the family put up cameras that captured the break- in. check this video from los altos hills. you can see three men looking around and one shatters a window. the santa clara county sheriff's office says that once inside the men ransacked a bedroom and stole a jewelry box. and thanks to that video, investigators have these images
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of the suspects. they haven't quite pinned down the ages but if you recognize them or have any information about the burglary, call the santa clara sheriff's office. the surveillance cameras do a good job when it cops to catching suspects. kiet do shows us how you can start video patrolling your property. >> reporter: 'tis the season to steal packages and to talk about surveillance cameras. there's a whole new generation of cameras out there with wireless capabilities and cloud storage that's making it more effective and easier to fight crime. they are called ip cameras, short for internet protocol because they send and receive data over the internet. fremont has embraced them because nearly every time surveillance camera is made public, it's led to an arrest. >> if we have video to work with, we're going to move faster on that case than with another case where we don't have the same type of evidence. >> reporter: let's take a look at three of the leading brands.
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first up, drop cam. boasting a setup time of 60 seconds. it really is that fast. no software needed. and the website to see and download chips is intuitive. the downside, all the data is streamed online and cloud storage fees can cost hundreds of dollars a year. next up, d-link. collecting to your wireless network will likely mean you have to read the manual of the router but no monthly fees because the video is stored locally on a microsd card. finally logitech. the system actually uses the electrical wiring in your house to transmit video but that means a robust connection to the video storage. the app is intuitive no monthly fees. the test is whether it can detect details, faces and license plates. here's the drop cam. this is the d link. and here's the logitech. the light is low so the footage is grainy but fremont police say something is better than nothing. >> you commit a crime and we
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get it on video, we're going to put it out and come find you. so our hope is that it works as a deterrent to tell criminals that you might want to think about going somewhere else. >> reporter: so is this working to actually reduce crime? well, it's looking pretty good. for the month of november, in fremont home burglaries are down 25%. and they say that if you have a camera, make sure you put up signs and let everybody know, that way crooks will definitely think twice before they try and hit you up. >> fremont police suggest use high resolution cameras, have 30 days of memory storage, place cameras at the front porch, side gate and also the back door. and make sure the front cameras are facing the street. now lawrence karnow is going to tell us his favorite christmas song. lawrence? >> i'm keen to know. >> christmas carol. >> that's a good one. >> how does it go? >> i'm not going to do that for the folks at home. [ laughter ] >> i got a new tie on. getting all the fancy ties out
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for this time of year. hey, around the bay area, at least it feels cold outside. we are not getting stormy weather but yeah, looks like we are going to see some nice weather ahead. cold temperatures though headed out the door. we have numbers in the 30s in the north bay valleys, down to freezing and below that in santa rosa, 39 now in napa, 32 and freezing in concord and 36 in san jose. how about this? this afternoon, we'll see sunny skies, the temperatures going to be running up to the 50s and even a few 60s outside. so some warmer weather on the way. as high as 60 in concord. 58 in san jose. and 61 in oakland. more on your weekend forecast. we'll have in a in a moment. let's check your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. we are going outside to berkeley. we isn't our photographer to show you live -- we sent our photographer to show you live traffic conditions along the eastshore freeway. things are crowded. traffic is moving at the limit. i just checked the drive time only 20 minutes on westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. they also canceled a high wind advisory on the carquinez bridge early this morning.
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so now you are looking good all along the eastshore freeway. let's go live towards our maps and this stretch of divisidero is still closed for about a block. crews are working hard to put out a two-alarm fire along this stretch of davisidero between oakland and page industry. 24divisadero muni line has to reroute. bart is on time. lawmakers are a new plan to make stolen smartphones worthless. state senator mark leno and george gascon are introducing a building that would require such devices to have kill switch technology. if a phone is stolen, it would be useless. the state legislature will take up the bill next month. you're probably accustomed to dialing 415 to reach people in san francisco or marin county but that area code is being phased out for new numbers. california regulators just approved 628 to be given to new
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numbers starting in just over a year. but existing numbers won't change. new this morning, the senate has now approved a comprehensive defense bill. senators held a final vote late last night. the bill aims to crackdown on sexual assault in the military and add protections for victims. overall, the bill provides $552 billion to the regular military budget and $80 billion for overseas war operations and now, it heads to the president's desk. today in south sudan two u.n. peacekeepers were killed as fighting continues to escalate. president obama is now deploying a military contingent to south sudan. 5 military personnel will -- 45 military personnel will go to the capital to protect the embassy and american soldiers. south sudan split off from sudan in 2011. ethnic violence has killed hundreds of people in recent weeks. monday is the deadline to buy health insurance to get coverage by january 1. but some rules are being relaxed. as tara mergener reports, those who lost their existing
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coverage for not meeting new standards are getting a break. >> reporter: in a last-minute change to affordable care act, people whose current insurance plan was canceled may not face a penalty if they don't have coverage in the new year. in a letter to senate democrats, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius announced people struggling to find a replacement plan may be exempt from getting coverage. they can also buy an insurance plan called catastrophic coverage, a bare-bones policy which protects you if you are hospitalized or suffer a serious illness. sebelius wrote, the premium for these plans which are otherwise only available to individuals under 30 years of age are on average about 20% lower than premiums for other plans available in the marketplace. the policy shift immediately came under fire. the group representing the insurance industry said in a statement, this latest rule change could cause significant instability in the marketplace
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and lead to further confusion and disruption for consumers. the obama administration estimates about half a million people who have lost that are insurance have not chosen new coverage. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> if you need help, call the healthcare hotline. it was just created by the department of health and human services to help people find new plans or applying for an exemption. wall street is heading into the final session of the week after a mixed session yesterday. wendy gillette of will have all the latest -- there she is. good morning, wendy. >> reporter: good morning. the market held steady yesterday after wednesday's big gains following the federal reserve announcement that the bank will slowly scale back its stimulus package starting next month. the dow was up 11, nasdaq down 11. victims of the target breach are having trouble
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getting in touch with the company. the breach may involve 40 million stolen accounts. it's the second largest card breach in history. imagine finding out your secret santa is one of the richest men in the world. one woman discovered she was paired with microsoft founder bill gates in an online gift exchange. the billionaire offered up a stuffed cow, among other gifts. and he made a $500 deflation to the heifer foundation which works to end hunger in the developing world. >> back to you guys. >> by the way we are not going to know who is going to lead the fed until next year. is that just because everybody is on vacation or is there some other reason? >> reporter: well, they have pushed it a little bit. the senate vote on janet yellen as the next chairman of the federal reserve was tabled until next year. the formal vote on ben bernanke's successor won't happen until january 6. if confirmed, yellen would be the first woman to lead the central bank. >> wendy gillette of, thank you. have a great weekend. thank you. plenty more holiday
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shopping happening today. starting this morning, several stores believe it or not are going to keep their doors open around the clock until christmas. it adds up to almost 100 straight hours for some retailers. >> it gives people the flexibility to be able to get their shopping done on that are own time in their own way. i mean, people come in, in slippers and pajamas overnight. >> some of the stores with the extended hours are macy's, toys 'r us, best buy, and kohl's. 5:40 now. chicken contamination can make your family sick. the unsettling report on bacteria and raw chicken and the three things you can do to stay healthy. >> let's continue this theme. a big problem. mcdonald's has to get rid of 10 million pounds of chicken. >> and this officer's moves right here to stop traffic. the holiday tradition that's making traffic more bearable. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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tony the dancing cop is makg traffic in rhode island a b more bearable. the officer has become a holiday tradition. doing it now for 30 years. whistle ] >> i guess whistle while you work. tony the dancing cop is making traffic in rhode island a bit more bearable. the officer has become a christmas tradition doing it now for 30 years. he is pretty good. >> he does do that well. >> it's entertaining when you're stuck in traffic. >> he is also completely terrifying that driver. [ laughter ] >> on the subject of traffic. i think that it's time for liz. >> he has the moves.
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he knows a little salsa in there. let's go out live towards the bay bridge and traffic is pretty typical right now. if you are coming into san francisco, no big delays and at 5:44 this morning, actually it's even lighter. i'll take that back. it's a little lighter than usual at 5:45 this morning. just some slight delays in the far right cash lanes. westbound 580 is beginning to stack up through tracy. the heaviest traffic is from 205 to north flynn. things improve closer towards the dublin interchange. highway 4 in antioch we are also seeing a few brake lights and yellow sensors as you get closer to "a" street. and taking you back outside, the nimitz freeway 880 in oakland looks good into your the oakland coliseum. all right. time for what drives you crazy during your morning commute. and for this viewer in pittsburg, its motorcyclists. they write, not all cyclists but those who weave in and out of stalled or stop and go traffic oddly enough and i find this hard to believe they are legally allowed to do so. it's very scary when you're
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sitting at a dead stop on the interstate to have a motorcyclist come out of nowhere and zip on by at top speed just inches from your car. >> that practice is called lane splitting and it is legal in california. in fact, this is the only state in the country where it is legal. but earlier this year, for the first time, chp put out a list of guidelines saying there's a right and a wrong way for motorcyclists to do it. most notably, they shouldn't lane split any faster than 10 miles per hour over the speed of traffic. and surprisingly, advocates say the practice is often safer than waiting in a traffic jam because there's less danger of being rear-ended. thanks for your question. and we want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. you can continue to ask us questions or just go ahead and share a gripe by e-mailing or tweet me at #ewengerkpix, and watch to see if your question gets answered on air. all right. that is a check of your "kcbs
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traffic." for more on your forecast, here's lawrence. >> shopping drives me crazy, list. >> that drives me crazy not all the time but around this time of the year. >> yes. it gets nutty out there. i still have a long way to go. , hey, folks out the door this morning, you are looking at some very cold temperatures early on. freezing in some of the valleys especially in the north bay. some very dry air mixed in and that's really helped to drop these temperatures down to 32 degrees in concord. 30 in santa rosa. 36 in san jose. and 44 degrees in san francisco. this afternoon promises to bring more sunshine and temperatures going to be a little warmer. it looks like the weekend is going to be great even warmer temperatures as high pressure builds in. that blocking ridge of high pressure going to be sticking around right through the holiday. in fact here it is building off the coastline. that's going to be sliding onshore the next couple of days. that will bring with it lots of sunshine for your weekend. and around much of california it's going to stay dry. mostly sunny no delays expected out of sfo for today. if you are traveling across the country, things beginning to change now. got another winter storm coming in. looking at some showers about
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78 degrees in houston. should be dry but chilly in denver at 38 degrees. then we are looking at cold showers, 35 in chicago, and 52 degrees in new york. but by tomorrow, developing storm system going to make it very tough to travel around the country. temperatures expected to be in the 50s and some 60s outside around the bay area with mostly sunny skies. i think as we look toward the weekend, we'll count on some warmer numbers maybe a few high clouds overhead but a nice saturday which by the way is the first day of winter. not feeling much like that. we are going to keep these temperatures mild through the holiday. and probably into the new year. all right. let's check out your kpix 5 schoolcast for harvest park middle school. temperatures there in the 30s out the door, sunny lunch. time and final bell getting near 60 degrees. if you would like to nominate your school for a schoolcast go to sunrise today is going to be early, early-morning, early. looks like we are going to see
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those the sun coming up at 7:21. sunset at 4:54. >> there is no such song as "a christmas carol." >> there's a story. [ laughter ] >> a christmas song. >> chestnuts roasting -- >> by nat king cole. >> that's my favorite. >> written by mel torme or a blazing hot summer day. >> really. >> yes. he said he wrote the christmas song, chestnuts roasting on an open fire on a hot summer day thinking cool thoughts and it became a huge hit for nat king cole in 1946. >> thanks for the history lesson. >> anytime. [ laughter ] your doctor might prescribe taking it easy as a way to prevent a stroke. just take it easy details from adriana diaz on the healthwatch. >> reporter: anxiety may lead to higher risk of stroke of a new study in the journal. american heart association looked at pages with anxiety disorders. the symptoms include worry, stress, nervousness or
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tenseness. people with the most symptoms had a 33% higher risk for stroke. doctors implant hundreds of thousands of hip replacements each year. but a new study says the regulation process for the implants needs improvement. researchers in the uk found that nearly 8% of the devices were implanted without adequate evidence they will work properly. the study in the british medical journal says in light of the high failure rate of hip replacements there should be a better system for regulating new orthopedic devices. and eating more fiber may lower the risk of heart disease. british researchers collected studies from around the world examining the benefits of a high fiber diet and found even one extra portion a day of whole grains plus fruits and vegetables can lower the risk of heart disease. those are some of the day's top health stories. adriana diaz, cbs news, new york. a san jose food company is recalling 740 pounds of its sausage products because of potential bacteria. lee brothers food service is recalling its 16-ounce packages of lee sandwiches brand pork
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sausages. the batch was made on february 11 with the code of 042p. also included is the 16-ounce packages of pork and chicken sausages made february 12 with code 043pc. and there have been no reports of anyone becoming ill. anyone who cooks raw chicken will want to pay close attention to this. consumer reports found harmful bacteria on 97% of chicken breasts sold in u.s. retail stores. more than half of those samples had antibiotic-resistant bacteria. the best advice, don't run chicken under the faucet before cooking. use a meat thermometer. and always cook chicken to 165 degrees. turns out people aren't loving mcdonald's' new mighty wings. the "wall street journal" reports franchises are sitting on 10 million pounds of unsold wings. a lot of, said the wings were too spicy, a lot of folks said. 9ers colin kaepernick helped kick off the limited time promotion which ended last
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month. now mcdonald's is planning on another promotion with a price cut to move the wings. right now it's 9 minutes before 6:00. >> it wasn't the type of rescue they were trained for but they were ready. how firefighters managed to save two horses from a frozen lake. >> the college acceptance letter you won't want to miss. ,, yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. did not. yes you did. [ male announcer ] find some peace this holiday. get an 8 piece meal, any recipe, with a dozen cookies baked in-restaurant. the kfc festive feast. that's a lot for just $19.99! today tastes so good.
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to rescue two horses from fd waters. the mares had a bit cold outside this morning freezing in some parts of the bay area but big changes coming our way for the weekend. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and back outside here's a live look at the eastshore freeway where that westbound 80 traffic is bunching up a bit
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closer towards emeryville and the powell street exit. we'll have a drive time for that stretch of freeway plus the rest of the bay area morning commute coming up. and firefighters in missouri manage to rescue two horses from frigid waters. the mares fell through ice on a lake. you can see pictures of it here. they were in a life-threatening situation obviously but luckily, local firefighters had just practiced ice water rescues two days earlier in new protective suits. so instead of rescuing a person, they used their skills to bring two half ton horses to safety. >> they were struggling. we needed to get them out as quickly as possible. >> they came to the rescue and we're here in a heartbeat and jumped in in a situation they weren't necessarily required to do. >> the horses are used in therapy for young people with mental health problems. the two animals have leg cuts but otherwise they are okay. meet the newest addition to the san francisco zoo. look how cute.
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she is a western lowland gorilla only 5 months old. she will make her debut tomorrow with the rest of the six member troupe. she doesn't have a name yet. this friday's feel good moment of the day comes from a south carolina high school student. check out his reaction to a letter he will never forget. >> they said yes? >> they said yes. what do you say? >> he why! [ laughter ] i'm happy. >> are you happy. yes! >> you're going to be' college student next year. >> i know. >> you're going to be clemson tiger. >> that's so cool. 20-year-old ryan holcomb of south carolina just got into clemson. ryan has down syndrome and will join the university's life program. which is geared towards stay tuned with intellectual disabilities. his parents posted his reaction on youtube and the video has gotten already more than half a
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million views. 5:55. in the next half hour, an oakland girl is on life support after a tonsil removal surgery leaves her brain-dead. her family's fight to keep her alive through christmas. >> investigators in london still trying to figure out what caused part of this ceiling in an iconic theater to collapse during a packed holiday show. we'll bring you the latest next. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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international manhunt to find out who is behind the massive breach of target stores. >> justice for andy! >> a march for justice today for the santa rosa teen killed in october by a sheriff's deputy who mistook a bb gun for an assault rifle. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning" captions by: caption colorado good morning, and believe me when i say, thank god it's friday! december 20th, i'm brian hackney in for frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. and developing now at 6:00, an international manhunt is on for the person or group behind a massive breach of target customer data. a team is working with the retailer and credit card companies are trying to catch whoever grabbed potentially tens of millions of personal credit card information before hackers can maximize their illegal prof


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