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these aren't people trying to beat the system or anything like that. they are just people who just don't want to be tracked. >> with the new year comes new laws. changes are coming for drivers and gun owners. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> it's jones with the touchdown grab! >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning, it's monday, december 30. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. we have another holiday weekend. no rain in sight, i guess, right? >> can't see any rain just yet. good news though for new year's. looks like it will be nice. out the door hazy sunshine. these temperatures going to stay very mild. and above average again. maybe getting close to record territory in some spots into the 60s in the valleys, low 60s out toward the coastline and mid-60s and hazy inside the bay. out the door right now, hazy skies, clear to the coast. chilly in some of the interior valleys down to the freezing mark at 32 in concord, 36 in
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oakland, 38 in san jose. 29 degrees in santa rosa. this afternoon, 66 livermore. 65 oakland. 62 san francisco. let's check your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. following a holiday week everything looks really quiet so far on bay area roads. and now that we're past 5:00, a lot of the overnight roadwork is being cleared as we speak this morning. it was northbound 880 between marina and davis once you hit oakland, everything looking good out towards your downtown oakland exits. and here's a live look at your sensors. if you are traveling the eastshore freeway, several lanes blocked eastbound 80 between buchanan and willow. again, that was scheduled to wrap up by 5:00 so it should be in the clearing stages or gone. and out to the bay bridge toll plaza, midspan once again that overnight roadwork just now cleared. so it's a quick smooth ride to san francisco from the east bay. silicon valley drivers still no problems out towards sunnyvale and a live look out in the east bay now through walnut creek near the 24/680 interchange.
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traffic at the limit as you head towards the caldecott tunnel. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." developing news now in russia, 14 people were killed today in a bus bombing. the second suicide attack in as many days in the same city. kpix 5 reporter mark kelly is in our newsroom with an update. >> reporter: michelle, today's blast brings the death toll in russia now to 30 people. remember yesterday's explosion was at a train station in volgograd. two attacks within 48 hours have many worried over the upcoming winter olympics in russia. a burned-out shell is all that's left after a suicide bomber struck this bus in the russian city of volgograd. dozens have died in two separate terrorist attacks in the past two days. sunday, another suicide bomber detonated a device at the entrance to the volgograd train station. [ non-english language ] >> reporter: this woman left the station just before the blast. she said, i saw people running,
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human flesh all around. shattered glass and broken doors. after the first bombing, russian president vladimir putin ordered tighter security at the country's airports and train stations. security in russia is a major concern as the country prepares to host the winter olympics in sochi in february. putin has promised this will be the safest olympics games ever. [ non-english language ] >> reporter: but they are already a target. in july, a chechen rebel leader called for more terror attacks on civilians in russia and urged his followers to use, quote, maximum force to stop the games. officials say the two explosive devices were similar meaning the same mastermind could be behind both attacks. so far, michelle, no group has claimed any responsibility. >> mark, the olympics in sochi, russia, start in february. what will this mean for security at the games? >> reporter: the russian olympics committee chief said everything necessary already has been done. no extra security steps needed
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there. russia will deploy some of the most extensive security measures ever for an international sports event including special russian troops, speedboats patrolling the coast, and michelle, drones keeping watch over all the facilities. >> all right. mark, thank you. 5:04. some developing news in oakland. time is running out for the 13- year-old girl who is brain- dead. children's hospital can now legally take her off life support at 5 p.m. today. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is live at the hospital. cate, family is out of options as the deadline approaches today. >> reporter: yeah, that's right. we can't reiterate enough that the clock is ticking at this point as you mentioned. the judge did give children's hospital oakland permission to remove jahi mcmath from the ventilator at 5:00 tonight. we heard from the family this weekend. we know they say one of the two facilities willing to take jahi in backed out. but that's not stopping them. the family says they have one more option left but hospital
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officials say they haven't heard from that facility. >> 5:00 comes around, the ventilator will be removed. there's no good way to end this story. there are no winners in the story. there's only a lot of people walking away very, very sad. >> reporter: jahi mcmath has been on life support for more than two weeks now. children's hospital says she had a very complex surgery. an outside physician appointed by the court agreed with the hospital's diagnosis that she is in fact brain-dead. but mcmatt's family attorney says they are considering a restraining order to keep the hospital from pulling the plug this evening. >> will the family try to keep the hospital from taking her off life support today? >> that's what the family attorney said. but we haven't heard much from them since. that's the assumption at this point. we do know that the family raised $20,000 on website go
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fund me.com to move jahi so really today is going to be the key day to see how this plays out. >> cate caugiran live for us outside children's hospital in oakland, thank you. police are searching for a shooting suspect in san francisco after a man was killed outside a nightclub. it happened on post street in japantown early yesterday morning. 36-year-old david guilford of modesto was standing in a crowd outside when he was hit by gunfire. at this point, it's not clear whether he was specifically targeted. police are asking witnesses to come forward. a mercedes collides with a san francisco fire truck responding to an emergency call at fifth and howard streets in the south of market neighborhood yesterday. a firefighter and passenger in the car were hurt taken to the hospital. nonlife-threatening injurieses. the investigation in its early stages now. police think the driver of the mercedes is at fault. >> the fire department was going to an emergency vehicle. they had their lights and sirens on. the other vehicle that was towed away a mercedes was going
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westbound on howard and apparently they failed to yield to the fire truck. >> there is no word on what kind of incident the truck was responding to at the time of the accident. east oakland firefighters brought a fire at this abandoned under control quickly. it started on the second floor of the two-story apartment building on west stardust place yesterday morning. a court hearing in san francisco today on the accreditation of city college of san francisco. they want a stay or abstain from ruling on a lawsuit involving ccsf. in the lawsuit, city attorney dennis herrera is challenging the commission's attempt to yank accreditation from the college next july. >> expect more dui crackdowns into the new year. officers have been at checkpoints looking for drunk drivers for weeks. police say the holidays are an extremely dangerous time to be
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on the roads. >> in daly city a family of four, three out of that were killed at the hands of a drunk driver so we are educating people to make sure people are not on the streets drinking and driving. >> as of the weekend there were 142 drunk driving arrests for the 15-day period in san mateo county alone. maximum enforcement will continue through new year's eve. time now 5:08. she survived her battle with cancer. now anchor robin roberts makes a big announcement while thanking people for their support. >> and coho salmon a no show. why people coming to see them spawn are disappointed about the performance. >> no snow, no problem. how one tahoe resort town is making the best of a bad winter. >> no snow can't find any raindrops just yet but that may change, plus the king tides arrive today. tell you what that means coming up. >> and so far your travel times are still in the green. but we are getting word of a new crash in the altamont pass. we'll tell you about that coming up. but first, we still want to
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know what drives you crazy during your commute. ask a question or share a gripe by e-mailing crazy@kpix.com. or tweet me at #ewengerkpix, and watch to see if your question gets answered on air. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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"good morning america" host robin roberts. she publicly acknowledged on facebook th she is gay.
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a surprise announcement from "good morning america" host robin roberts. she publicly acknowledged on facebook that she is gay. roberts posted a message noting her one year milestone of health following a battle with cancer and mentioned her long- time partner amber lane. lane is originally from the bay area. she and roberts have been together for 10 years. robin roberts is trending this morning. also trending, volgograd, two suicide bombs in two days hit the russian city with 31 dead. included is also trending. cleveland browns fired their head coach after one season. lottery ticket a landscaper discovered a million-dollar lottery ticket in a pile o least. and new year's eve sonya sotomayor will push the button in times square for the ball drop. >> i think "holiday light" is trending. not a lot of lights out there. boring traffic the last week or so.
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which is great if you have to get to work. altamont pass, a little slowing accident reported westbound 580 at grant line but as soon as it was reported it was taken off the chp report so not sure what's going on there but there may or may not be an accident. we'll watch it and let you know. northbound 280 in burlingame, no slowdowns yet. 101 at the speed limit between san mateo county. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. once again, that overnight roadwork they had midspan that's all cleared. so coming down the eastshore freeway, 19 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. very quiet commute there. and here's a live look at 880 and 237. no delay for silicon valley commuters so far. it's been a great start for the morning commute overall across the bay area. and here's a live look westbound 24 no problems coming through the caldecott tunnel
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and southbound 680 looks good out of concord. 14 minutes between the altamont pass and the dublin interchange. bart more than 30 trains all on time. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." your forecast with that let's go to lawrence. >> looking for rain, can't find any yet? that may change next week. for this week looking to the new year high pressure overhead you can see the ridge dominating the weather. semi permanent through the fall and first part of winter. looks chilly to start out the door. numbers down into the 20s and 30s. hazy sunshine and mild by the afternoon. and sunny and dry into the new year. looks like the ridge is going to hold on although we have a couple of systems that continue to pound on that ridge one here and then one to the north. hazy sunshine in the forecast for today. and around much of the state
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you will see mild temperatures. 66 monterey bay. 65 ukiah. 55 partly cloudy in eureka. 71 in fresno. 65 sacramento valley. temperatures in the 60s in the south bay this afternoon, 62 pacifica, east bay numbers into the 60s and inside the bay hazy sunshine all day. numbers 65 degrees in oakland, 62 in san francisco. next couple of days, going to keep things dry right into the new year. weak system moves through to bring clouds our way for tomorrow. think that's it. looks dry toward 2014. and maybe into next week, as well. all right. your sunrise time for today is at 7:25. sunset is at 5:00. but guys, today we are going to see the king tide your astronomically high tide, the highest of the year. in fact, that coming right about 9:00 this morning p flooding on the embarcadero and some of the places that see a lot of flooding but by this afternoon low tide will be the lowest of the year. you will walk out and check out
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the rocks. >> a little bit of everything. an open burn ban takes effect today after the dry winter has caused a number of fires to almost double here. cal fire is suspended all open burning in several counties including alameda, contra costa, santa clara and san mateo. campfires will be allowed only in designated campgrounds or with special permission on private property. it's been a dry year for coho salmon in north bay creeks but as don knapp tells us, dry weather is contributing to the lowest fish count in years. >> reporter: it's almost a marin county holiday tradition, a visit to a fish viewing area. she was looking for a big one. >> the last one i saw was like this big. >> reporter: and how big is a co hoe salmon? >> this. >> reporter: in a goodyear like 2012 you might see them jumping upstream to the shallow marine county tributaries where they
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were born and swimming around the gravel nests where they will spawn and dry but this year the show has been delayed if not canceled. you didn't see fish. are you disappointed? >> no, still pretty enough that it's worth coming. >> i would have liked to have seen some fish. i have never seen the fish spawning before so it would have been nice. >> reporter: the number of coho returning from the sea is one of the smallest in years even though the marin water district under state order has been releasing dam water keeping lagunitas creek flowing from here to the ocean. still, there are only a handful of nests. >> i knew this was the season. unfortunately, the fact that you guys were here was not a good sign. >> reporter: the shortage of water is only part of the problem for fish looking to swim upstream. the other part is how the water smells. the fish at sea, it may not smell like home. the water district manager says it takes a good rain and runoff to collect a unique chemical smell of a watershed that identifies the streams. water from the dam isn't the
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same. >> so they are i am printed on that signature water quality signature. and they use that as a cue to say this is my home stream. and this is where i'm going to go and spawn. >> reporter: they will release more water from the dam on new year's day and the following two days. hopefully it will smell right to the coho waiting offshore for the chemical signal to come home. in marin county, don knapp kpix 5. >> snow may be scarce in the sierra, but there is plenty of ice. heavenly village is holding a fear no ice festival. take a look. professional ice sculptors created works of art from giant blocks of ice and showed off the creations. actually don't mind the dry weather. they say it's easier to work but fighting the elements. >> a lot of snow is too much if it duchess because there's a lot of organizing trying to move the ooist into place but we like the snow because it gives it a winter wonderland feel to it like we're in dr.
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zhivago world. >> skiers and snowboarders like it, too. the exhibition runs through today. 5:18. a busy weekend at the box office. could the hobbit fend off christmas competition to keep the top spot? we'll tell you. >> are you ready for some 49er post-season football? i have the matchup right here when we come back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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your new year's forecast should be unseasonably mild temperatures into the 60s and
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staying dry into the new year. >> and traffic continues to be extra light right now on 101 in san mateo. this is a live look near the hillsdale exit. we still have problems on 280. it's in burlingame. we'll tell you the latest on that coming up. >> the hobbit remains mighty at the box office. the prequel the desolation of s smaug earned $30 million. worldwide it's made more than $600 million. the animated feature "frozen" took the number 2 spot with almost 29 million. our play of the day... comes from the ravens and bengals match-up. good morning. 49ers an early 4.5-point favorite to go to green bay and get it done in the wild card
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weekend this coming sunday at 1:30. how did they get there? well, arizona certainly made them sweat for it. jim harbaugh look at that a tie game late. closing seconds kaepernick to patton. a huge 29-yard game. why, vern? well, that set up phil dawson with two seconds left hit the game winner. 49ers win it 23-20 over arizona to get the packers in the first round. so they will play mr. discount, aaron rodgers. the packers. rodgers found randolph cobb beating the bears 33-28. raiders hosting peyton manning's broncos record setting day four touchdown passes in one half. they beat the raiders. warriors and cavaliers in overtime. steph curry is a hero. 29 points for steph curry to beat the cavs for the sixth
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straight time 108-104. and logan couture career 100th goal against the anaheim ducks. zapped the ducks'10-game win streak. san jose wins it, final of 3-1. that is sports at this hour. everybody have a terrific day. play-offs ahead. i know you're ready. play of the day time now, coming from the ravens-bengals matchup yesterday. watch the catch, one-handed juggler in the end zone. he pulls it down for the touchdown. cincinnati won 34-17 so the ravens who beat the 9ers in the super bowl last year will not be in the play-offs for the first time since 2007. i think the broncos are in. >> the 9ers are, too. we'll see what happens. 5:24. californians will greet the new year with a huge new list of do's and don'ts. the new laws you need to know
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about. >> a depiction here is uncomfortable and that's kind of the point. >> a nativity scene causing controversy down in southern california. we'll tell you why. >> and jahi mcmath's family running out of time and options. the fight to keep her on life support hours before the hospital could step in.
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good evening, this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. we're live in oakland where the clock is ticking. an oakland teen is scheduled to be removed from life support today but her family says we have one more option left. >> i'm mark kelly live in the newsroom. a new year means hundreds of new laws. coming up, the most important ones you need to know.
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>> new year, same old story, no rain just yet. how sunny and nice it will be today coming up. >> and so far, we are still watching this crash in burlingame northbound 280 by the trousdale exit. there may be oil in the road. how it's impacting the commute, we'll let you know coming up. >> good morning. it's monday, december 30. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. the family of the oakland teen on life support at children's hospital has until 5:00 tonight to find a caring facility for the girl or she will be taken off life support. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is outside the hospital. tonight the hospital can take the girl off the ventilator. >> reporter: frank, that's right. they have the permission of the judge to remove her from life support but the family will fight to the last minute. the clock is ticking.
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>> 5:00 comes around, the ventilator will be removed. >> reporter: but this deadline not stopping 13-year-old jahi mcmath's family. the family says there's still one facility willing to take in the teenager but children's hospital oakland says they vent heard from them. the issue of moving the girl sparked a heated exchange between the hospital spokesman and the family's lawyer. >> really honestly -- this young lady is -- the doctors said she was deceased. the independent physician you approved said she was deceased. >> brain-dead. you need to be clear. >> deceased. >> brain death is not the same as death of the body. there are very different views on this that are religious and medical views, that are published in the literature. it is not convenient for the hospital to deal with that. but this hospital seems hell- bent to stop her heartbeat. >> reporter: jahi has been on life support after complications from a tonsil surgery more than two weeks ago. the family raised $20,000 to move her. but if this final option falls through and the 5:00 deadline expires, so will any hope this
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family had. >> there's no good way to end this story. there are no winners, only a lot of sad people. >> reporter: will the family be back in court today? yes, as far as we have heard from the family's attorney. they are considering a restraining order to keep children's hospital oakland from pulling the plug. reporting live in oakland, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> a previous facility backed out friday after hearing children's hospital would not perform surgical procedures that were needed to transfer the child. also developing overnight, a bombing on a bus in southern russia killed 14 people today. officials say it was probably carried out by a suicide bomber from the same organization that attacked the train station in the same city yesterday. the explosive devices in both incidents reportedly were similar. it all happened in volgograd about 400 miles northeast of sochi highlighting the
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terrorist russia russia faces as it prepares to host the winter olympics. people in the northeast are getting more snow, 10" in new england today. this latest storm system is massive. it's expected to stretch from southern texas up to maine. just a week ago, a powerful ice storm knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people in the upper midwest and northeast. and the snow was too much for a canopy at a historic building in duluth, minnesota. it collapsed narrowly missing a person who had just walked under. people were inside the building for a wedding reception. some guests said it felt like an earthquake. they are getting all that snow and rotten weather and we can't buy a drip of rain here, can we? >> no. >> nothing. >> starting to be a concern now. we are not seeing any rain in sight. maybe we start to see some showers next week but right now, we are going to stay dry. looks like 2014 going to stay that way, too. out the door we have some hazy skies to begin with. looks like by the afternoon, plenty of hazy sunshine and these temperatures probably near record levels by the
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afternoon at least in some spots. 60s, valley, bay and at the coastline with a sea breeze at the beaches. hazy sunshine to begin with cold in spots, 32 concord, 29 santa rosa, 38 san jose. this afternoon, temperatures running into the 60s inland, a 60s inside the bay and 62 pacifica. we have the king tides unusually high tides could see flooding along the embarcadero this morning. that could cause concern for traffic, huh, liz? >> so stay tuned during our cutins right around 8:00. yeah. it could get interesting along the embarcadero. 280 a new location for an accident northbound 280 by bunker hill drive the latest from chp where that accident happened unincorporated san mateo county. there was a small oil spill in the roadway as well with this two-car crash. they just cleared it. they ran a traffic break in order to clear it so now all lanes are back open.
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but they are partially blocking the off-ramp. chp is. heads up there. westbound 580 still in the clear. obviously our sensors are starting to slow so you may find some delays now heading out of the altamont pass to at least vasco road. bay bridge no problems coming into san francisco. silicon valley delay-free. mass transit on time. the obama administration says it saw a surge in sign-ups this month for health insurance but fell short of its goal. the number of people enrolling through the healthcare.gov website surpassed a million and experts say if you add in the numbers from 14 states like california that are running their own websites the numbers should be more than two million but the original goal was 3.3 million to sign up by the end of the year. recreational marijuana retailers in colorado are preparing to sell their products on new year's day. that's when colorado becomes
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the first state to sell pot for recreation legally. 20 states including colorado already can sell medicinal marijuana but the rules for recreational pot. it will cost more. only people over 21 can buy it and amounts are limited. new laws this year in california, ranging from new rules to tougher again control. kpix 5's mark kelly is in the newsroom with some of the new year law highlights. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. governor jerry brown signed 805 bills into law many taking effect in 2014. to give you an idea of minimum wage employees will see more security in the workplace. while gun owners will face heightened government restrictions. >> reporter: in 2014, gun owners will see you in regulations on long guns. handguns, rifles and shotguns will be tracked. the department of justice will store the make, model and serial number of your gun.
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the law fires up gun owners. >> these are law-abiding citizens not trying to beat the system or anything like that. they just don't want to be tracked. >> reporter: for california's workers, more rights in 2014. july one starts the minimum wage bump to $9. $10 by 2016. and those in agriculture and landscaping will have required rest breaks working in the hot california sun. for young drivers a crackdown. teenagers can no longer text and drive, no exceptions, not even with hands-free voice- activated technology. only adult drivers can use that. >> when you're under the age of 18, you need to learn how to drive first before you can introduce any distractions into your sort of sphere. >> reporter: one of the headline grabbing laws accommodates transgender children in public school. it allows transgender students to choose which bathroom they would like to use and whether to play on the boys or girls
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sports teams. another law makes it easier for transgender person to update his birth certificate following a sex change operation. just a sample of the hundreds of new laws facing californians in 2014. there is an effort under way to derail the law allowing transgender students to choose which restrooms to use and sports teams to play on. frank, we could see that topic again on the november ballot. >> and mark, i understand illegal immigrants also have gained some new rights. >> reporter: this got a good deal of attention. illegal immigrants will be allowed to get a law license if they have a law degree and pass the bar and in a few years, illegal immigrants will also be able to get a driver's license in the state of california. >> lots of changes. okay, mark kelly live for us in our newsroom. thank you. a new year and a new paycheck for millions of americans. the minimum wage is going up in several states. wendy gillette of cbsmoneywatch.com joins us now from new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
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it's going to be a happy new year for more than a million workers making minimum wage getting a pay raise in 13 states. most increases will be about 15 cents an hour but in new jersey, the rate jumps one dollar to $8.25. washington state will have the highest minimum wage in the country, at $9.32 an hour. california will raise its minimum wage by $1 to $9 on july 1. asian stocks were up this morning. japan's nikkei ended the year at its highest level in more than 6 years. on wall street, this is another short week because of new year's. the dow ended down on friday dropping one point. the nasdaq was down 10. if you dream of finding a treasure in your attic, listen to this discovery. the bbc's antiques road show says an english priest brought a painting to an expert that he purchased at an antique shop for $650. turns out the painting was by 17th century artist anthony van dyke and is worth more than
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$650,000. >> merry christmas. >> yes. not bad there. well, wendy, there's apparently a new but very expensive television set going on sale. what makes it so special? >> reporter: if you are really looking to see me and your great news team frank and michelle more clearly, consider dropping $150,000, small pocket change, on a 110" television set. samsung says that's the price for its giant tv that boasts four times better resolution than standard high definition tvs. for now, the new set is only available for sale in china, the middle east and europe. i don't know what you'll do for makeup. >> that would be extreme close- up. >> hd already kills me. i know. all right. >> i think that will sell to an exclusive bunch at best. wendy gillette cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. the nationwide manhunt for a suspected cop killer and bank robber ended in a deadly shootout with police in phoenix. it all started last monday when
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a suspect tried to rob a bank in atlanta but failed. later that day he went to mississippi and robbed another bank. one officer was killed and another hurt in a gunfight as the suspect escaped again. police caught up to him saturday in phoenix where they say he robbed yet another bank. >> i heard one boom, boom, boom. >> the officers was trying to retreat and take cover and at that point the detective drew his service weapon and fired at the suspect. >> the suspect died. his name hasn't been released a nativity scene at a church in southern california features an image of trayvon martin in place of the baby jesus. the scene on the lawn of the claremont united methodist church depicts the florida teenager in a hoodie slumped over and as you can see bleeding. the artist behind it says he wanted to make the nativity relevant to modern times and also generate a community conversation. >> we try to do is make it a -- a -- a new way of looking at
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the nativity and connecting the nativity story with a contemporary issue. >> the depiction here is uncomfortable. and that's kin of the point. >> it has people talking. some have said it's too sacred to modify in this way. but the minister of the church says they are progressive where they challenge tradition. a russian ship remains trapped in ice off antarctica. we are learning the people on board may soon be getting a break. >> plus -- ♪[ music ] >> this young woman hoping for a big break. how you can help this northern california singer get a grammy gig. >> and mother nature puts on a show. the volcanic eruption disrupting air travel in central america. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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eastern el salvador. the eruption began yesterday. a you can see the mountain leg steady stream of a new video of a volcano spewing ash in eastern el salvador. it began yesterday. it is letting out a steady stream of gas three miles into the air. no fresh lava has been detected yet. but people were asked to leave that area and for good reason there. today an australian icebreaker is working through ice to try to rescue dozens of people aboard a stranded research vessel. the 233-foot ship became stuck
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off antarctica last tuesday when strong winds pushed up ice against it. it's carrying 74 scientists and tourists studying the environment. the icebreaker called aurora australis is more powerful than a chinese ship that is already in the area. >> now we're doing a bit of reconnaissance around the area to see what is the best route make for the aurora australis to come through. >> if the australian ship can't clear a path, the chinese ship has a helicopter that could be used to take people to safety. the stuck vessel reportedly has plenty of food and supplies. former race car driver michael schumacher is in a medically-induced coma after a skiing accident in france. he was rushed to the hospital yesterday. he had immediate brain surgery. doctors say they are taking things hour by hour and cannot predict the outcome. he fell on his head and suffered a serious injury despite wearing a helmet. the 44-year-old retired last year from formula 1 racing. it is 5:45. i wish we had a lot of traffic
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to talk about. liz has it easy-peasy this morning. >> there are a few more cars on the road today than last week christmas week but yeah, it is still quieter than normal. we like that. here's the nimitz freeway. we have overnight roadwork in san leandro. that is now cleared. this was our one earlier crash northbound 280 at bunker hill. we had a crash involving a couple of cars. the off-ramp may still be partially block but with an oil spill small oil spill they had to run a traffic break. so all lanes are now back open on the main lines of the freeway, no longer a delay. out to the bay bridge, this is the first time we have seen any kind of backup at all in the last week or so and it's barely there just in the far right cash lanes. you can see a few cars in some of the lanes. but overall the fastrak ones get by fine, no metering lights. in fact, all your bay area drive times are still showing green. so in the clear up and down the nimitz, westbound 580, even through the livermore valley things are pretty much at top speeds and the eastshore freeway also looks good.
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and a quick check with mass transit. bart has 41 trains systemwide all on time. ferries also look good, back to a regular schedule today by the way. and caltrain and ace trains 1 and 3 also on time. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." lawrence is here. and i guess king tides could be making things interesting today. >> yeah. along the embarcadero i think we could see a little flooding. these are the astronomical high tides we see at this time of the year. we are going to see that around 9 a.m. so the tides will be high but by the afternoon running very low so you can get out there and check out the rocks. high pressure overhead will bring with it lots of sunshine outside today. and again some very, very mild temperatures into the afternoon. well above the average for this time of year. sunny and dry weather likely to continue right into 2014. that ridge too strong. even a couple of systems can't break it down. one to the north will bring some rain up to the pacific northwest. we are going to catch the trailing edge of that so high clouds tomorrow and that is it. temperatures around the state looking at 71 degrees, very
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mild into fresno. 66 into monterey bay and 53 degrees in yosemite. around the bay hazy sunshine, 66 in morgan hill. 63 in mountain view. and 62 degrees in pacifica. east bay numbers up into the 60s, as well. hazy sunshine inside the bay. 65 in oakland. 64 in berkeley. and 62 in san rafael. as we look out over the next couple of days, the end of the year, the beginning of the next, these don't change a lot. we'll keep temperatures above average. a few clouds friday. cooler over the weekend. so it should be a great new year coming our way, as well. you want to enjoy it. beautiful weather, no nothing but sunshine and some great weather ahead temperatures running into the 60s and by the way, your sunrise time 7:25. sunset is at 5:00 this evening. >> notice that days are getting longer. >> isn't that nice? >> 4:56 last week. >> that's right. >> with all this sunshine, get out and enjoy it. >> thank you. the mystery remains, who is
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the bay area's big megamillionaire? ticket purchased at a san jose gift shop was one of those two big jackpot winners from the december 17 drawing. the lump sum payout is about 17 $3 million. the other winner in georgia has come forward to claim the cash $173 million. the san jose ticketholder whoever it is has a year to claim the prize. me thinks he or she probably had a good holiday. >> oh, yeah. >> they haven't claimed it yet. it's a dream gig and a northern california woman needs your help to make it all come tree. she is one of 40 finalists competing to perform during a grammy week concert. ♪[ music ] >> that's 21-year-old katie out of aptos. she characterized her music as pop-folk-indy. if she wins the contest, she gets to open for a band called the nabbed. >> i think it would be a great experience and the connections that you can make through it
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that would be really great because it is hard to get yourself noticed. it really is in l.a. that would be a really big stepping stone. >> people choose the winner by voting online. voting ends january 10. 5:50. the holiday spirit continues for customers paying it forward not stopped since christmas day. >> a behind-the-scenes look at the final push to get rose parade floats ready to roll. ,, it's kinda crazy around here sometimes. no. tonight, i got the favorites bucket. shhhhh, they're eating. kfc favorites bucket. 10 pieces, any recipe you want, $12.99.
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high pressure building overhead and cloudy tomorrow but no rain. will that continue into 2014? we'll talk about it coming up.
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>> and traffic extra quiet on this continued holiday week. here's a live look at 101. this is near hillsdale. and as you can see, traffic is flowing nicely in san mateo. we'll have another "kcbs traffic" just minutes away. 3, 2, 1! happy new year! >> well, the countdown to new year's eve is on in new york city. this was the annual confetti test practice run at the hard rock cafe to check their float ability. spider-man helped out. tomorrow night one ton of confetti will be released by hand from various buildings in times square. >> i love watching that. >> it's great. >> it's so cool. the tournament of roses parade in pasadena is a big new year's day tradition in california. and final preps are under way for this year's 125th anniversary of the event. stephanie simmons takes us behind the scenes. >> reporter: thousands of volunteers are putting finishing touches on the 45 different floats being
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showcased this year under the theme, dreams come true. >> so all of the materials on the parade float have to be natural so we are using seaweed right now to add to the leaves. >> reporter: those leaves will then become part of an exotic scene designed by dole, the winner of the sweepstakes trophy for the last three years. >> our float this year is sunrise at the oasis. its kind of like a desert meets tropical rain forest. at dole we love nature, and we wanted to show nature's bounty. >> reporter: the dole float will display real mandarin trees, a waterfall, wild animals and will be finished off with 40,000 hot pink roses. >> the ideas are endless. >> and keep your eyes out for the float called mateo's dream. it's sponsored by the lions club and honors a park in concord. after the parade don't forget the game. stanford will play michigan state in the rose bowl. customers at a connecticut starbucks are taking paying it
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forward to a new level. the charitable gesture started the morning of christmas eve and has not stopped since. this is cool. the store reached more than 1,000 customers buying a cup of coffee for the next person in line. >> i thought it was very cool. yeah. she told me that at least like hundreds that have been going on now. and asked me if i wanted to pay it forward for the guy behind me so i said absolutely. >> workers at the store say since the first few drinks were free on christmas morning, customers decided to keep the goodwill going. suicide attacks in russia in 48 hours, i'm mark kelly live in the newsroom. coming up what this scare means for the upcoming winter olympics in sochi. >> we're live in oakland where jahi mcmath's family is running out of time and options. the effort to keep the oakland girl on life support before the hospital pulls the plug. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,
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we need to be clear. brain death is not the same thing as death of the body. there are very different views on this that are religious and medical views that are published in the literature. it is not convenient for the hospital to deal with that. but this hospital seems hell- bent to stop her heartbeat. >> the emotional fight to keep a teenager on a ventilator could come to an end today. >> appear explosion tore through volgograd train station. >> two suicide bombings in russia killed more than 30 people in two days. >> french doctors can't predict the outcome for formula 1 racer michael schumacher in critical condition after a skiing accident in the alps. >> these are law-abiding citizens not trying to beat the system or anything like that, just people who don't want to be tracked. >> with the new year comes new laws, changes are coming for drivers and gun owners. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> it's jones with the touchdown pass!
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>> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning. monday, december 30. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time is 6:00. a russia ship is trapped in ice off antarctica but the people on board may get a break. today an australian icebreaker will attempt a rescue mission. >> i'm mark kelly in the newsroom. two major blasts within 48 hours in russia. coming up who investigators say is the mastermind and what does this mean for security at russia's winter olympics. >> i'm cate caugiran live in oakland. the fight to keep jahi mcmath alive could end today. she is scheduled to be removed from life support at 5 p.m. the family says they still have one option left. >> another check of your "kcbs traffic." this is probably the most traffic we have seen at the bay bridge toll plaza in the last week but it's not much. the volume is still down but delays are growing. maybe in the far right cash lanes, backing up towards the middle of the parking lot. once again, still

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