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>> good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, december 17. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. happy wednesday. it is 4:30. we get you out the door with a little traffic with gianna and roberta, more rain? come on. >> we have some scattered showers in the forecast today. we all can breathe a little sigh of relief. but there is dense fog inland. if we zoom in, we are just getting a hit-and-miss scattered shower. and that one cell offshore is about it. that's the area of low pressure that will be coming in next and we'll talk more about that as the news continues. checking the roads, slick surfaces out there. >> a jackknifed big rig south 680 at vargas blocking the left lane. lots of activity there on scene. not a lot of delays because it's still early. but we'll keep out eye on that. good news, though, bay bridge off to a good start. >> it wasn't raining when we came in this morning. >> it was when i came in. >> you get in much earlier. >> you come in at 1:00.
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we come in at 4. we're schleps!! [ laughter ] storm damage is so bad in parts of marin county, the board of supervisors declared a state of emergency. heavy flooding has made some homes look more like houseboats. all the water is creating another problem. >> landslides are always a concern. hillsides are saturated so we're keeping an/on those but also the places that are normally flooded. >> many homeowners have bought pumps to try to get all that water out. marin county officials estimate the damage done during the storm is around $1 million. for many drivers the commute has been pretty tricky the past few days. this was the view for drivers in the south bay yesterday along 101 in san jose. engineers still trying to figure out how to fix this storm-related problem. two massive holes in a roof at the safeway store in san jose. the roof caved in during last week's storm. the storm also brought some of the largest swells of the year. the u.s. coast guard took advantage of these rough waters
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to sharpen up their skills. we rode along yesterday when they practiced rescues on the high seas. >> that's showing the crew how the boats handle in those conditions and then also, what is expected of them if we do need to conduct a rescue. >> some of the waves the coast guard dealt with during their training were higher than 20 feet. >> not sure i would have made a good navy guy. >> no. >> looks a little crazy throughout. >> my stomach was churning just watching that wave. [overlapping speakers >> it is amazing what they do. >> you, too, roberta. >> thank you. >> were you in at 1:00 this morning. >> not quite this morning. not this morning. [ laughter ] >> looks like we do have some scattered showers in the forecast today. we also have some areas of dense fog. good morning, everyone. it is our hi-def doppler radar. it's picking up a little bit of precipitation here and there, carry that umbrella to be safe. you can notice the top of the transamerica building is being shrouded with clouds. we'll keep a watchful eye on
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that. usually when you can't see the tip-top we have delays on sfo usually. it's chilly because of the cold front. we have cool air. 46 degrees in livermore and in san jose. this was yesterday's powerful but brief system that raced through the bay area. thank goodness. if it would have stalled, we would have had even more rain. behind it we have more clouds. we'll see yet another rainstorm friday, light. today seasonal into the 50s and low 60s. light winds out of the east 5 to 10. your extended forecast: completely dry on thursday. today most of the day will be dry with scattered showers. friday the next system comes into the bay area. the first day of winter arrives at 3:03 on sunday and look at the temperature well into the mid-60s flirting with 70 by monday and tuesday. that is your "eye on the storm." gianna is in! morning. >> good morning.
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well, we have some troubles on the road already. starting off with a big rig accident. southbound 680 at vargas lots of activity on scene. a jackknifed big rig blocking the left lane the carpool lane on the southbound side. not seeing a lot of delays yet because it's early. so hopefully, they will wrap up before the morning commute heats up. checking the peninsula, 101 both directions looks pretty good. we usually with the wet weather deal with flooding on 280 but so far no problems to report right now. and, of course, there will be less rain and a drier day today. so hopefully fingers crossed that will be the case. if you plan to take 84 it's open at highway 35. good news there. the bridges so far, so good. live look at the golden gate bridge no delays into san francisco. easy ride towards the bay bridge toll plaza and the san mateo bridge. nice ride both directions 14 minutes between 880 and 101. that's a look at your "kcbs traffic." back to you. >> thank you. 4:34 now. this morning australian authorities are trying to figure out how a known criminal was allowed to freely walk the
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streets and pull off a deadly siege. susan mcginnis has more on the investigation into monday hostage standoff in sydney. reporter: this new video shows a sniper inside a television newsroom in sydney just across the street from the lindt cafe. less than a minute later, 34 seconds of flash-bangs and gunfire ended the 17-hour standoff. hostages are now talking about what happened inside. 82-year-old john o'brien was one of the first hostages to escape running for his life with another hostage when they were allowed to use the bathroom. >> i have never felt so much relief as i did when i turned that corner and saw the armed police waiting for me. >> reporter: australian prime minister tony abbott says an urgent review is under way to determine why man haron monis the gunman responsible for the siege that killed two hostages was once on the country's terror watch list but was removed from it in 2009. >> we do need to know why he
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seems to have fallen off our security agency's watch list. >> reporter: despite what monis told the hostages, police confirmed his backpack did not contain a bomb. it is still unclear if the two hostages were killed by the suspect or were caught in the barrage of gunfire when police stormed in. susan mcginnis, cbs news. mourning continues today in pakistan. at least 140 people died when seven taliban gunmen stormed the military run school yesterday and started shooting. most of the victims were children. one young survivor said at first, no one realized what was happening. [ non-english language ] >> he says we were doing our school work. suddenly we heard firing and the teacher told us not to be afraid, that maybe it was a drill. >> the pakistani military killed all seven attackers. they were from the same terrorist organization that tried to kill 16-year-old nobel peace prize winner malala yousefzai. >> now it is time that we unite
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and i call upon the international community, leaders in pakistan, all political parties and everyone that we should stand up together and fight against terrorism and we should make sure that every child gets safe and quality education. >> malala says she is heartbroken over the school attack. she survived being shot in the head for promoting girls education. 1600 people's person information may have been hacked. a spokesman said someone gained access to servers and their databases in the school's real estate division in september and gained access to about 1300 social security numbers. 300 credit card numbers at uc- berkeley. they are offering a year of free credit monitoring to victims. hundreds of people unreleased a tonight of criticism at berkeley police. >> those berkeley police department use excessive force on very innocent black youth! >> yeah!!! >> it was a loud and chaotic scene at the berkeley city
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council meeting last night. people are angry at police officers for using tear gas and rubber bullets during protests earlier this month. >> if this is not an example of excessive force, i don't know what is. these rubber bullets and tear gas, they need to go. this is an unacceptable use of crowd control. >> i think we have a good police force. are there some people who make mistakes? sure. other people who step over the line? sure. if they don't, we don't want that to happen. >> the berkeley mayor defended the police department but also said the city will tackle the issue of police brutality during a community meeting next month. the president has signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill into law that keeps most of the government operating over the next nine months except for the department of homeland security. its money runs out in february. republicans imposed the limit after president obama decided to delay deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants. right now, it's a four-way tie between the bay area and
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three other major cities for the united states bid to host the 2024 summer olympics. we're up against l.a., boston and washington, d.c. the u.s. olympic committee met in redwood city yesterday it make the decision official. there is no clear front-runner. >> i think we did well. i think we did well. we got our message across. it was -- seemed to be well received. we feel very pleased and we just have to take the next step. >> a decision is expected next month on which city the u.s. would put forward. the winner will then go up against the international competition including rome and paris. it had to happen sometime. warriors 16-game winning streak is over. it happened last night. ws on the road last night against memphis. 4th quarter andre iguodala with
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the alley-oop to shaun livingston. mike connolly gets away with traveling. steve kerr gets technicals twice in the game. grizzlies beat the war warriors. the break amazon is giving to last-minute shoppers coming up. >> and what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at we may come and feature your school on the show. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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will not be charged with chd molestation. judy huth claimed cosby molest new this morning. actor bill cosby will not be charged with child molestation. judy h utt claimed he molested her when she was 15. the l.a. county district attorney's office says the statute of limitations has passed for charges to be filed. cosby's attorney says hutt was trying to extort money from him. a warning for movie-goers to see the movie "the
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interview" in theaters and something very bad could happen. kpix 5's cate caugiran has more on the soon-to-be released comedy that's not getting laughs. reporter: this message was posted by the hacking group guardians of peace warning movie-goers to stay away from the theaters. it says, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to. the world will be full of fear. remember the 11th of september, 2001" > you want us to kill the leader of north korea? >> what?! >> reporter: the comedy about journalists assigned to kill the leader of north korea opens nationwide on christmas day. while north korean authorities are furious about the film, they deny links to sony hacking but the malware used to infiltrate sony picture's computer system is written in the korean language and law enforcement sources say some evidence points to north korea or outside hackers acting as surrogates. whoever they are, the guardians
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of peace have already done real damage wiping out sony files and revealing embarrassing company emails and now the group is threatening to deliver what it calls a, quote, christmas gift warning in its message. quote, whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of sony pictures entertainment. there's also a twitter account claiming to be the hackers, the guardians of peace. they are following just one account, sony. in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. roads, parking lots and some businesses in los angeles county are cleaning up after flash floods. heavy downpour paralyzed the region during the evening rush hour yesterday. cities of torrence and carson got 3" of rain in a matter of hours and more rain is expected again today. that's true. we have scattered showers around the bay area right now. but it beats the downpours when we came in yesterday. that's for sure. >> yes. and for the evening commute it was quite the nightmare. >> yes. >> it was a very fast-moving
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area of low pressure. it poured during the evening commute. at this particular time, in the wake in the passage of that area of low pressure, we do have a few scattered showers. hi-def doppler radar picking up one shower right there. a pretty moderate to heavy downpour at this particular time around 280 in between one actually and half moon bay and 280 and then streaming on over to 92 as you make tracks over the san mateo bridge. we have pockets of fog this morning and cloud cover with the scattered shower. don't leave home without that umbrella. temperatures, chilly this morning but still these numbers are still averaging well above normal for this time of the year. currently 49 degrees in santa rosa and the average low at this time should be 36. now, here's what you should expect out the door. dense fog, some scattered showers throughout the day and, in fact, intensifying really during the afternoon hours and then one more storm is slated for the overnight hours thursday into friday morning. this was yesterday's area of low pressure. it's a cold front. and in its wake a lot of cool
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air mass and since we do have a lot of unstable air mass we'll also see the pockets of scattered showers. meanwhile today, still some snow flurries as currently 33 degrees in the south shore with more snow falling at this time. a burst of a few snowflakes in yosemite today. some rain showers in redding at 51. today's high temperature pretty much in the 50s and low 60s. the winds remain flat out of the east, 5 to so miles per hour. here's our extended forecast. we have lingering showers today. and then on thursday, we might start off with a couple of showers very early and then partly cloudy skies. "friday light" showers early. and then over the weekend dry conditions as we enter a dry weather pattern through tuesday. you can follow along with our weather and get realtime radar on your smartphone. all you have to do is download the kpix 5 weather app now available for iphones and androids and gianna, lots of people were emailing me say they downloaded it and tried it
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and they like it. >> i downloaded it. it's very, very easy to use. so definitely check it out. checking the roads this morning as you work your way through fremont, we have a serious accident to report, lots of activity on scene at fremont road. it is completely shut down between thornton and alder for a fatal accident. so lots of activity again that will be closed at least until about 6:00 to 6:30 a.m. we have reports of a trouble spot through the sunol grade. a jackknifed big rig blocking lanes south 680 right at vargas. chp on scene. it's blocking the left lane. traffic is not too bad. it may cause a slowdown for spectator slowing in the area. checking your drive along highway 121, dealing with closures this morning between 116 and highway 12. this is because of flooding. again that will be completely shut down. they are hoping to have everything wrapped up by 6:30 a.m. elsewhere check the roadways through the altamont pass, so far, so good. just a few delays as you work
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your way westbound out of tracy near 205. gets better though as you work your way through the livermore valley. no delays towards 580/680 interchange. bay bridge off to a very good start, not seeing any trouble spots yet. very quiet at the toll plaza. 19 minutes westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. easy into san francisco no delays on the lower deck of the bay bridge. southbound 101 out of marin county no problems. free-flowing so far. slick roads though this morning so be careful as you cross the golden gate bridge into san francisco. northbound not seeing any trouble spots. most our bay area bridges checking in problem-free. no wind advisories or accidents, in fact here's a live look at 92. the san mateo bridge, so far between 880 and 101, only about a 13-minute ride this morning. of course, 101 not bad looking good if you are headed toward sfo. and you have a flight to catch? no delays. 280 off to a good start as well through san bruno and daly city. in fact, traffic is cleared on the 280 ride all the way into san jose. you can see a live look at conditions on our maps for san
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jose no delays 101 as you work your way through there, near mckee no problem. highway 17 problem-free, as well. of course, if you want to avoid the roadways, use mass transit. right now 25 trains on time for bart. and ace train number one 1 left with no problems. that's a look at your "kcbs traffic." all-electric cars may not be so green after all. studies show if the source of the power for electric cars comes from coal it's worse for the environment. coal produces 39% of the nation's electricity. russia is in a full-fledged financial crisis! the ruble has slid to record lows because of low oil prices and western sanctions. apple has stopped all online sales of its product in russia while it reviews pricing. a federal jury in oakland ruled in favor of the tech giant in a billion-dollar class action lawsuit. the jury said the company did not compete unfairly when it
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sold ipods and songs that were not compatible rival players. the online retail giant amazon is extending free shipping to december 19 to try to lure as many last-minute orders as possible. the deal applies to orders over 35 bucks though. amazon prime members can order by december 22 for two-day shipping. >> i need to get on that. the bay area's own green day is headed to the rock and roll hall of fame. ♪[ music ] the pop group released its first album 25 years ago. so this is the first year they were eligible. front man billie joe armstrong told rolling stone he was so in shock he said he had to go for a walk. long time music critic joe sullivan says green day was a shoo-in. >> these are kids that grew up
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on the far extremes the bay area, willits, pinole, um, um, vallejo, and the idea of going into berkeley was an exotic adventure for them. >> they went on to sell out stadiums and even launch a broadway musical. joan jett, lou reed, stevie rae vaughn, ringo starr and bill withers also made the list. joel says the most surprising, the paul butterfield blues band. the induction ceremony will be held in april at the rock and roll hall of fame in cleveland. 4:51. san francisco police are looking for a bad santa. how a thief dressed as santa got away with robbing a bank. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. we'll have a few scattered showers across the bay area and we will also see temperatures in the 50s across the region. areas of fog on the peninsula at this particular time. we'll have your complete forecast straight ahead. and chp still working hard on this accident. jackknifed big rig through the sunol grade is affecting the lanes on southbound 680 right at vargas. at least one lane completely shut down. we'll keep you updated but so far traffic is okay in the right lanes. 5:54. the first candle of the menorah in union square has been lit even in the rain. they used a giant torch to light the first candle last night. chanukah began at sundown. it's the festival of lights. police in san francisco are on the lookout for a certain santa or at least this man
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dressed like him. they say he robbed a wells fargo on sutter street near union square on saturday and got away unnoticed because once outside of the bank, he blended into a crowd of hundreds of other santas. the santacon pub crawl was taking place right outside. >> there were santaing everywhere all weekend. santa clara county sheriff's department is one step closer to having body cameras. the board of supervisors voted yesterday to study the potential impact of the technology. this comes in the wake of clashes between demonstrators and police officers across the country. in los angeles, more than 800 officers will be wearing them starting january 1. the end of next year the number will rise to 7,000. >> video will be used as evidence in court and it may be used in criminal proceedings. it can be subpoenaed for civil proceedings. >> chief says none of the videos will be released to the public. the program will cost $10
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million a year. the city will apply for grant money from the federal government. san jose is offering a tax break to entice more businesses to move downtown. the city council recently approved suspending the collection of city construction taxes with the hope of attracting a new high-rise office development project. it's the pet project of incoming mayor sam liccardo who wax techies to both live and work in san jose. the one-time incentive to reduce construction costs by a million dollars or more. it is 4:56 right now. surveillance video captures a thief accused of stealing laptops from a bay area business. who they are turning to now to help them track the crook down. >> reporter: a state of emergency after this week's storm. more rain on the way. we'll tell you what emergency officials are worried about most after the break. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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i've got damage to rugs and
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floors. i have muddy water everywhere. >> a state of emergency is in effect in marin county due to the recent storm that damage is estimated is at around a million dollars. we'll get a brief break from the heavy rain before fore storm moves in for the weekend. >> pulled off the watch list. >> a review is under way to determine why a gunman who killed two people at a cafe was taken off a terror watch list in 2009. man haron monis was put on a list for sending offensive letters to the families of dead australian soldiers. >> an unacceptable use of crowd control. >> hundreds of people voice their anger at berkeley police for using tear gas and rubber bullets during this month's protests. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado linda macdonald is captioning for you in real time. this is a live look at the bay bridge right now. you can see cars are starting to, um, come along that bridge.
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it's 5:00 so people are starting to head into work. but a much different commute this morning than last night. it's still early. good morning, everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. happy wednesday. 5:00 is your time. a drier day in the forecast and that means clean-up. >> and for some bay area communities, that's going to be kind of a tough job. kpix 5's anne makovec is live in marin county where storm damage is so bad a has been declared that. >> reporter: it means marin county is now covered for about a million dollars in damage. that can come from state and federal aid where people now have to begin the process of applying for that aid. this marsh flooded during the last downpour and public works crews who have been trying to keep up with the rain, they are cutting branches and clearing debris from storm drains. and there are a lot of eyes on the hillsides there


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