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live from the cbs bay area studios this is kpix5 news. now know about christmas market terror in germany, new clues in the investigation tonight, what we now know about the driver who plowed into dozens of people. good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm veronica de la cruz. elizabeth cook has the night off. let's give you a live look on the ground in berlin right now. dawn is breaking. that is the semi truck that crashed into a popular christmas market. late tonight german police said the driver acted intentionally and they are investigating this as a suspected terror attack. at least 12 people were killed, 48 others injured. the attack happened outside the kaiser wilhelm church. all this happened after the
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u.s. called for calm in markets. kpix5's cate cauguiran with the moment the market turned to mayhem. >> the witnesses told cbs news they had no warning and tonight the white house has condemned this as an act of terror. attack in nice, france last july this battered windshield gives us the look at the damage after an 18 wheeler turned into a deadly weapon. witnesses say the truck jumped the curb straight into berlin's christmas market packed full of people. >> i saw a truck barreling into a crowd of innocent people. >> i helped several other people lift the side of one of the stalls up so that they could pull two other people. >> wooden stalls were flattened. emergency crews struggled to reach victims stuck under the truck. >> i saw one guy being dragged away with blood on his face. >> german police arrested the suspect believed to be the driver near the scene and a passenger inside the truck was found dead. the truck was registered to a polish transportation company. the owner said he feared the
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vehicle driven by his cousin was hijacked. tonight kpix5 security analyst and retired fbi assistant agent in charge jeff harp. >> a man carrying a gun is easy to spot because carrying a weapon on the streets isn't something that's ordinary. driving a vehicle on the street is something that is the ordinary. so it's much more difficult to predict which vehicle is the good and which vehicle is the bad. >> harp says americans traveling abroad to europe should expect tighter security and more check points as terrorist groups and sympathizers continue to make threats in the west. some would argue this is exactly what they want. they want to us feel uncomfortable in our own space. are they succeeding? >> people want to say to them hey, you're not going to impact us. you're not going to scare us. you're not going to cause us to not celebrate our christmas season. in the same breath people go out and they're concerned.
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so they are succeeding at striking some fear in us. >> u.s. officials said the incident bears the hallmarks of the terrorist attack in nice, france, last july that killed 86 people and just last month the u.s. state department warned that extremist groups including isis and al-qaeda were focusing on the holiday season. cate cauguiran, kpix5. new at 11:00 just hours after the russian ambassador was assassinated in turkey, shots were fires outside the u.s. embassy in ankara. a short time ago turkish police arrested the suspected gunman. the embassy is in the same neighborhood as the art gallery where the ambassador's murder was caught on camera. it it was a -- it was a turkey police officer who opened fire killing russian ambassador andrei karlov. during the attack the shooter yelled remember syria, remember
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aleppo, a retired general from istanbul who now lives in the bay area says you have to remember russia and turkey are historic rivals dating back hundreds of years and now they're on opposite sides of the syrian conflict. >> turkey has been at the forefront of calling for bashar al assad's ouster. russia in contrast has been his main defender. so this has led to a lot of tensions. >> tonight the u.n. security council is condemning in strongest terms what it's calling a terrorist attack. moscow is also calling this an act of terror. it's happened again, another shooting along a bay area freeway, this time on 580 eastbound in oakland near lake shore avenue. a driver shot up another car but missed the people inside. tonight kpix5's joe vazquez reports the chp says it's a case of road rage. >> reporter: it happened in the eastbound lanes of 580. the chp says one driver got mad at another following what the
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police describe as an obscene hand gesture. >> it happened very quickly in the blink of an eye. >> reporter: but it tied up freeway traffic for hours. it started around 1:00 near the grand avenue exit where a honda and mercedes began angrily maneuvering around each other. >> we had a honda that was occupied by two people that apparently was tailgating a mercedes and tried to pass that mercedes. >> reporter: the chp says somebody inside the honda displayed a rude hand gesture. the driver of the mercedes then displayed a handgun. >> the suspect began firing towards the honda and striking the honda several times. >> reporter: nobody was hurt, but is this level of anger even worth it? >> i don't understand what could cause that kind of road rage where you'd want to pull out a gun. >> well, that's the only place where i will swear. i'll say that. >> reporter: when you're driving. >> yes. because people drive so crazy and erratic. >> reporter: but now you can't flip somebody off. >> no, i don't. i keep it to myself or scream inside the car. >> reporter: the driver of the black four door mercedes sedan
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got away. if he's ever caught, he could face attempted murder charges. if you have any information regarding the driver or the mercedes itself, you're asked to call the chp. in oakland i'm joe vasquez, kpix5. a live look now towards san francisco, we are in store for another chilly night in the bay area. >> brian hackney alongside for chief meteorologist paul deanno tonight. >> we're not showing you frost and freeze advisories because they were lifted yesterday. tonight we will be below freezing at santa rosa, at freezing in livermore and fairfield. the bad news, though, air quality forecast is second day in a row spare the air alerts posted for unhealthful levels of pollutants in the north bay. so the temperatures come down to freezing tonight, something else going to be come down by friday. we'll have the details in the forecast in a few minutes. our water supply got an
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impressive boost from the biggest storm of the season. check it out. after last week's drenching many reservoirs are now above average which is a huge difference from last year. the soggy ground may have contributed to a massive eucalyptus tree come down near the golden gate bridge on veterans boulevard right before the macarthur tunnel and san francisco's presidio. the chp raced to cut the tree branches blocking all three southbound lanes. in the meantime traffic was at a standstill for hours. they got the mess cleaned up in time for evening rush hour and no one was injured. it's official tonight. donald trump has cemented his win with the formal vote by the electoral college. here's the report. >> reporter: electoral college voters cop conveniented in state capitols across the country and officially voted donald trump in as the next president of the united states. >> texas now puts president trump over the top. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: but protesters did their best to get the electors to vote for somebody
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else. >> not my president! >> reporter: it was a last ditch effort to stop mr. trump from becoming president. >> the point of this is just to make a show and be legitimized with trump. >> reporter: president clinton was the first to cast his vote for his wife, hillary clinton. california elector chris suppan voted for ohio governor john kasich. critics of the electoral college argue the system is broken and outdated and point out that democratic nominee hillary clinton won nearly 3 million more votes than mr. trump. >> it's a big accomplishment just to generate this conversation about the electoral college. >> reporter: a joint session of congress will officially certify mr. trump as the 45th president of the united states on january 6th. area lawmakers want to make it >> mr. trump still has not released his tax returns and now two bay area lawmakers want
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to make that a requirement before any presidential candidate can appear on a ballot in california. state senator scott weiner and mike mcguire plan to introduce that legislation next year. in her last sitdown interview as first lady, michelle obama told oprah winfrey the election was painful, but she says she and president obama are going out of their way to support the transition to the trump administration. best for the countr there >> no matter how we felt going into it, it is important for the health of this nation that we support the commander in chief. wasn't done when my husband took off, but we're going high and this is what's best for the country. so we are going to be there for the next president and do whatever we have to do to make sure that he is successful because if he succeeds, we all succeed. >> the interview with mrs. obama aired earlier in evening on kpix5. many kids are on holiday break right now tonight. 1 bay area school district says
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that they can't come back until they have tested negative for whooping cough. mercury news is reporting 17 cases of that disease have been reported at three palo alto schools. jordan middle school and gunn and palo alto high school. the district says it's following public health protocol. tonight a woman is in the hospital after getting wedged under a muni bus in san francisco. yellow caution tape surrounds the intersection on market and third streets where she was hit. it's not clear what led up to that crash, no word on the woman's condition. a major bay area crackdown on illegal ivory. 377 items were seized in san francisco in alameda county. the california department of fish and wildlife intercepted the contraband believed to have come from indonesia. they found ivory and dozens of statuettess like this one. the suspected -- statuettes
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like this one. the suspected smugglers will face charges. this photo shows black plumes of smoke pouring from a complex on laguna street. firefighters rescued two people from a balcony after the fire blocked their escape route. the fire was out in about 30 minutes, but you see the damage left behind by flames. a girl at this complex was rushed to the hospital with smoke inhalation and is expected to be okay. >> the last minute rush is on to get last minute packages shipped for christmas, the deadline you need to know about. >> two thieves were caught on camera stealing christmas presents from a little girl. >> and how the oakland raiders >> and how the oakland raiders ,,,,,,,,,,
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loose in san francisco. police say someone has vandalized at least 8 cars in the past few weeks... i russian hill. a serial tire slasher on the loose in san francisco, police say somebody has vandalized at least eight cars in the past few weeks in north beach in russian hill. police say they've beefed up patrols in the area and are determined to find whoever is responsible. tonight the bay area judge behind a hotly contested ruling has been cleared of any wrongdoing. a state judicial panel has cleared judge aaron persky accused of gender and racial bias after sentencing an ex- stanford swimmer brock turner to six months for sexual assault. the judge still faces a recall effort that could be on the ballot next year. tonight we're getting our first look at the minivans of
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the future that drive themselves. chrysler says that it has just delivered 100 of these pacifica hybrids to google's self- driving car division. now workers at that division called wamo will install sensors on the corners and roof to help map the vehicle surroundings. the new fleet of minivans will begin testing on public roads next year. distribution centers were humming today as machines sorted thousands of packages for delivery. in the meantime at the post office it was a mad dash to get those last minute gifts out. if you are a procrastinator, consider yourself warned. time is running out. the christmas deadline for first class mail is tomorrow. a couple of grinches trying to spoil the holidays for a little girl in the east bay. >> kpix5's jessica flores spoke to her and her parents and they have a message for those thieves. >> reporter: at 4-year-old layla's house christmas is all
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around. outside you're greeted by holiday cheer, but there's another message, too, this one intended for the thieves who made away with the little girl's christmas gifts. >> use the term porch pirates telling them to beware that think twice about stealing from this porch. you were caught on camera yesterday. >> reporter: jennifer wyckoff's surveillance cameras show an amazon truck pull up. the driver unloads two gifts. then about 20 minutes later a u.s. postal service truck delivers more packages following right behind about two minutes later a dark sedan pulls up, a couple gets out and take four packages from the porch and drive off. how do you feel about them taking them? >> sad. >> reporter: sad. martinez police are investigating the crime. still they say the thieves won't ruin their christmas. >> this is something that won't steal our holiday joy. >> reporter: they are just hoping someone recognizes the pair to keep this from
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happening again. >> i thought last night how lucky we are that i could easily replace these gifts, but i know there's people there struggling to buy presents for their family and loved ones and it won't be as easy for them to replace if they have things stolen. >> reporter: in martinez jessica flores, kpix5. the oakland raiders made a special delivery earlier. >> they hosted a holiday party for some kids in need. michael crabtree and his fellow wide receivers gave out 50 bicycles along with the helmets, locks, all the gear there to underprivileged boys and girls at jefferson elementary school in san leandro. crabtree says hey, it's all worth it when he sees the look on their faces. >> the smile on the kids' faces means a lot. it's priceless. i was the same kid, you know. any football player or nfl star came to see me when i was in elementary school, that would have been the best thing i ever seen, you know. >> crabtree's crab 5 foundation which systems bay area youth cause has head facilitate the
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purchases. -- has helped facilitate the purchases. sky drone 5 back in the air today, crowds dazzled by in elaborate christmas light display in vallejo. the taylor family spent three months setting it up. it has many inflatable decorations. there is a ferris wheel, also nightly visits from santa from 6 to 10 p.m. visitors are encouraged to bring toys to be donated to a local toys for tots drive. question for you, brian, do they have to deice sky drone 5? >> not necessarily. we've got temperatures in the upper 50s tonight, 59 degrees in the inland areas around the bay, coast line a bit chillier, in the mid-50s. as we look live right now in concord, 39 degrees, oakland
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44, in livermore 36 and in san francisco it's 47 degrees right now. san jose has got 43, santa rosa down to 36. here's how it looks now from high above. warmer days and warmer nights. it won't feel warm but not as cold as it has been with high pressure nudging a bit of a ridge in northern california. we'll have a completely sunny day tomorrow, looking nice, a few high clouds before sunset, but that's about it. futurecast shows those high clouds slipping south by sunset tomorrow night. we had a beautiful sunset tonight and tomorrow looks like a repeat performance. so cold again, just not as cold, a slight warming trend through wednesday and then rain and wind return on friday and linger through saturday. right now christmas does look dry. overnight lows tonight visit the topic dejure30 degrees in santa rosa, about freezing in fairfield, livermore and concord, san francisco 44, san jose 35. high temperatures tomorrow about where we should be for this time of year. in concord mid-50s, same for
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san francisco and in the south bay tomorrow a sweltering spell in cupertino 62 degrees tomorrow, morgan hill 60, same for santa clara. in the east bay it will be nice with low 50s and upper 60s and plenty of sun. this time of year the sun doesn't do much to warm things up, temperatures only in the mid-50s and the same holds true for ukiah and clearlake, mid- 50s. in the extended forecast nice day tomorrow and wednesday. thursday we increase clouds leading to a chance of rain and wind on friday, gusty winds especially late friday and early saturday. rain tapers to showers early saturday. we'll dry it out over the weekend. winter solstice, shortest day of the year, early wednesday morning. >> prepare. >> don't blink. south dakota b >> thanks, brian. you think it's cold here? my favorite story of the day. check this out. national weather service meteorologists in sioux falls,
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south dakota, blew some bubbles on a frying pan, awesome and he shattered them. the temperature when all this happened yesterday, 24 degrees. >> okay. coming up gyms usually get crazy after the holidays, but this wild animal showed up before the newspaper year's rush, the -- new year's rush, the intruder that was caught on camera next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> closed captioning for this newscast is sponsored by living spaces furniture. you don't see this every day, a deer hitting the gym. >> wow. >> this is in south carolina. that deer just flew right through the gym turning the weight room into its own private obstacle course. after about two minutes the deer went back out that shattered glass door and there he goes. >> wow. >> may need a good workout. somebody told me he's going to become stanford's running back for the bowl game. some are calling christian mccaffrey a quitter tonight. we'll tell you why.
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coming up next on kpix5. playoffs where his father could not..and, >> you got to tip your cap to mark davis. the son returned to the raiders for the playoffs where his father could not and mark davis will get his new stadium wherever that is, here or vegas, and he never came close to new digs. davis entertains offers from las vegas for a new palace and doesn't it just figure after 14 years of futility the raiders are finally back in the playoffs and following yesterday's win in san diego head coach jack del rio was quick to credit his boss. >> the whole idea of returning the greatness starts at the leadership at the top and providing us the opportunity to grow this football team the way we have over the last two years. so i'm very appreciative of that. >> 49ers lost yesterday's game
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against the falcons and lost quite a few more players in the trainers room. on injured reserve, plus blake quinton pat the san francisco mash unit is it larger by the date. three placed on injured reserve. there should be north of 15 players done for the season. at 1-13 what else does chip kelly have to address in his press conference? >> when you have 53 guys on the roster and 406 guys and you sustain injuries, you'll -- 46 guys and you sustain injuries, you'll have to go get players from your practice squad. monday night football redskins and panthers, have a nice trip, see you next fall. down goes frazier. washington needed a 1 to make a case for the playoff. instead cam newton threw for 300 yards and a pair of
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touchdowns. panthers win 26-15 and cam got a free bowl of soup after the game. cbs sports only gets to show one bowl game each year, the sun bowl. so how happy was cbs5 management with stanford and star running back got picked for that game? that was a crack sales department. mccaffrey ended the dance party at kpix5 by deciding not to play in the sun bowl on december 30th. circus goi he's not willing to risk injury leading up to the nfl draft. how about w? glad he's no longer part of the circus in d.c. right now watching smu play stanford in dallas. mustangs racing out to a 32 point lead at the half and then a little show time. there's the big dunk after they pass it around. smu wins 72-49 and the bushes did not leave early.
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people will do anything to get a little g in the winter months. >> no. >> oh, oh. that's not good. >> i think he was on thin ice. >> oh. one more time. >> yeah. look. would you really walk onto the ice? would you really walk onto the ice to hit a golf ball? right? >> no. >> i mean that just doesn't show a lot of, you know. >> it's ice golf. it's a thing. >> is that right? >> i don't know. it is now. >> you can definitely count me out. the guy was totally fine. >> is that a penalty, going through the ice? is that 1 stroke? >> you saw the ball didn't go any respect, so at least a double bogey to go along with that -- ,,,,
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the late show with stephen colbert is up next and our next newscast is tomorrow morning at 4:30. ken will be up for that, right? >> yeah. i'll be there watching my friends. they'll have all the news you need. i right now have to hop a ride above the drone we have. what is ,,,,,,
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