tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS December 23, 2016 4:30am-5:01am PST
italy this morning. authorities say they shot and killed a suspect -- the suspect from the berlin market attack, amri dead in milan overnight. police were doing a routine check when they asked anis amri for his identification. he shot the cop. police say he stole a big rig truck, smashed through the market on monday. 12 people died and dozens were hurt. >> we are under a storm warning. >> it's a storm watch here and winter storm warning in the sierra so all of the above. >> it's unfortunate because a lot of people are trying to travel today. >> we'll see a lot of delays at our airports and on the roads. if you can give it a couple of minutes -- rather, a couple of hours, i would. right now we are watching the front pass through. as i loop this radar, you're
going to notice that the heaviest rainfall has moved through over the last, oh, say, three hours or so. heavy downpours for the next couple of hours with showers and thunderstorms. >> so our roads are looking good. they are just wet so make sure you drive safely but we want to update you on mass transit. bart has a change at pittsburg- bay point modified and ace train three and five are running, afternoon trains four and six are running. but one, seven, eight and ten are not running. larkspur ferry and san francisco ferry cancelled for 8:45 due to problems. muni and caltrain on time. looking good into downtown san francisco. be careful of wet roads. a lot of people are expected to fly today and if you are heading to the airport you are going to want to give yourself some extra time.
he so far security lines are taking a half our at sfo. airport officials recommend arriving two hours early. new details on a house fire in the oakland hills. we are hearing from the family who lives inside. firefighters were called to the scene around 10: 00 last night. this was an alhambra lane in the oakland hills. the man who lives there says he was watching tv when his daughter started screaming to get outside. >> so i went out the front door and checked what was going on and saw flames coming out from under the garage. and it went up quickly. by the time i turned around to go back inside because i couldn't see it outside the whole front door was filled with smoke. >> there is damage to the house and garage. cause is under investigation. another shooting on 580 and police are looking for any suspects. two people were shot around 7 p.m. last night in the eastbound lanes at harrison street in oakland. officials with the highway patrol say both victims were riding in the same car.
they were rushed to the hospital. we don't know their condition. this is the third shooting on 580 in less than a month. monday afternoon gunfire near lakeshore avenue was because of road rage. someone shot two people but nobody was hit. and on november 30, someone shot at this car near the fruitvale off-ramp. police had to shut down the eastbound lanes for more than two hours during the evening rush hour. the cause is under investigation. as we said we are under storm watch. let's check with julie watts. >> we are tracking that storm watch on hi-def doppler. i want to show you the front moving on in. you can kind of see it here. this is going to be the heaviest rain, right? as this moves through, we will continue to see showers behind it. in fact, let's take a look at some of the heaviest rain we are seeing right now really from the north bay through the
peninsula. we are seeing this band of heavy rain moving east and south-ish, we'll say. it's kind of at an angle there. heavy rainfall right now. saint helena, santa rosa, rohnert park, petaluma getting heavy downpours, napa moderate rain for you sonoma, american canyon, also seeing heavy rain at this hour and then farther south to the peninsula san francisco moderate showers right now same with daly city, south san francisco and millbrae seeing some heavier rain. now, a bit lighter rainfall here noted in grown for livermore and pleasanton but watch out because all of this rain is heading your way. we are seeing more moderate showers. this front moving again to the east. so walnut creek, san leandro, oakland, berkeley, seeing moderate rainfall right now moving towards san ramon pleasanton and livermore at the 580 corridor over the next 20 minutes. heading up to the high country going to see relatives, keep in mind we have a winter storm warning in effect. we are taking a look at 80 and 50 here and note just how low
these snow levels are. down just above pollock pines right now. lower than grass valley. snow levels down to 3,000 feet. five to ten inches at 3,000 feet. that will cause serious travel delays in the foothills and sierra today. so the winter storm warning in effect today and to remember. even after the showers die down here tomorrow, we'll likely still see snow showers and very low snow levels continuing through saturday because of cold air in place. once the heaviest rain dies do you, the cold air may lead to some thunderstorms so more issues later on this afternoon [chuckling], you can expect delays at the airport. wet and windy, blustery. anticipate travel delays at sfo. elsewhere across the country snow in chicago that could mess things up for you. houston we do have showers
there. new york, not a problem. atlanta not a problem. but ... that doesn't mean we won't see residual delays and impacts from other weather-related airports so definitely something to be mindful of if you are heading to the airport today or hitting the roadways, not a great travel day. i would anticipate delays. if you are staying home, maybe doing a little last-minute shopping today, i would wait for the afternoon hours and probably get some breaks in the rain. we are looking at the showers dying down late today along the coast 53. your high there around the bay 53, as well. 52 for folks inland. overall, it will be a cool day. it will be a wet and windy day, as well. roqui, over to you. >> oh-oh. that doesn't sound too good over here in the traffic center. that stuff will definitely affect your commute this morning. so let's take a look at the roads so far. no crashes just yet. but we'll definitely keep our eye out here. first a look at the bay bridge toll plaza, headed into downtown san francisco. so along 80 westbound from the carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze will take 19 minutes and then a
quick drive through the toll plaza. those metering lights should turn on around 5:30 but you can see the rain so slow down this morning. a live look at the nimitz freeway looking good in both directions on 880 northbound from 238 in san leandro to the maze that's 16 minutes and southbound side 880 to the san mateo bridge, this is your peninsula commute from hayward to foster city. that's a quick 14 minutes. but again, the roads are wet. so make sure you are driving slowly and carefully. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. starting today, some very tough odds to find parking by the golden gate bridge. the parking lots at both ends of the bridge are closing later today. the lots at vista point and the welcome center will be off limits from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day through january 2 to reduce traffic backups through the holiday weekends get under way. the u.n. security council has postponed of a vote on israeli settlements under pressure from israel and president-elect donald trump. hours before the vote he called for a veto of the resolution
calling it unfair to all israelis in a tweet sources say israeli officials side-stepped president obama who appeared ready to allow the resolution and instead reached out to president-elect donald trump. it came just as the president- elect addressed his nuclear ambitions. he tweeted the united states must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capable until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes. trump adviser kellyanne conway tried to down play any concerns about nuclear proliferation and trump's tendency to discuss government business on twitter. >> he is putting the world on notice that he will do what he thinks he needs to do to keep us safe and security. he is not trying to change policy through twitter. >> the president-elect will reportedly take a break from transition meetings today to play golf with tiger woods in west palm beach, florida. christmas only two days away but there's still time to help children in need. there are several toy drives going on today. in about an hour and a half
lefty o'doul's is kicking off its last-minute christmas eve toy drive starting at 6 a.m. going on all day and most of the night. you can drop off a toy in the barrel at 333 geary. the goal is to collect about 15,000 gifts for local children. >> it's a fun atmosphere down there, too. they have fake snow and everything. and you can also drop off toys for the san francisco firefighters toy drive at the program's headquarters 2225 jerrold avenue. firefighters will start handing out presents to hundreds of kids starting at 8:30 this morning. and in san jose, parents will be able to pick up presents at sacred heart. the organization got thousands of donations this year. doors open at 9 a.m. time check, 4:39. still ahead, the search for the owner of a military medal. we'll tell you where this purple heart was discovered. ♪[ music ] ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
trying to turn around to follow her gps and didn't realize she was on the tracks. firefighters were actually on the way to another call when they noticed that car. they ran up to the driver and pulled her out seconds before the train crashed into it. >> we are in the right place at the right time for her. i mean, it was just amazing that we happened to be driving by at that moment when she happened to get stuck. the car was totaled but nobody was hurt. on the steps of our state capital an unconventional nativity scene is sparking talk about church and state. many in sacramento are snapping pictures of this christmas classic. instead of three wise men, the display features ben franklin, thomas jefferson and george washington. it was put up by the "freedom from religion foundation" against the traditional christ scene presented on the north steps. people passing by have mixed feelings. >> different strokes for different folks. >> i'm offended.
i'm a christian. if this person believes that strongly in that, what can i say to 'em? >> we feel that there should be a strong separation between church and state. you should absolutely believe in whatever you believe in. that's what makes our country great. >> the thomas more society brought this display back to the capital for the first time in 40 years. ugly christmas sweaters are part of holiday culture for years now. they're fun and now pets are getting in on the act. and people aren't the only ones looking that tacky. there are fundraisers where people dress their pets in bad sweaters. some people pay $20 to see frumpy sweaters on the pets on santa's lap. >> the opportunity to support a charity especially when it's for animals, i'm all about it. >> kidsthey don't drool on you as much. >> that's kind of phrasers are
helping with donations and adoptions. i'm always impressed to see cats dressing up because cats aren't into that. i have a cat and my dog wouldn't wear it. >> i don't have an ugly sweater. i kind of want to get one. >> i think we should have an ugly sweater day and wear them on the air. >> i was a jerk. i actually went to one of these themed ugly sweater parties and i didn't wear one. >> we know what to get anne this year. weather the big story this morning will affect a lot of people. >> definitely will see travel delays on the road and in the air. in fact, we are going to take a look at hi-def doppler this morning. the front is moving through right now. you know, it's really interesting.
we don't always see the exact timing with our weather models and this one if you remember what futurecast looks like at this time this is right on in terms of tithing. here's the front making its way in. it's going to continue to bring showers heavy rainfall over the next couple of hours and then we are going to see lingering showers behind that. so here's a look right now at the bay bridge. can't watch and chew gum at the same time! temperatures definitely chilly but not nearly as cold as this time yesterday. 44 in santa rosa, 44 in livermore. 59 in concord. 50 in oakland. san francisco at 50 degrees right now. so a bit more mild but keep in mind we do have a very cool air mass in place in fact that's going to lead to instability later in the day and thunderstorms are likely after we see the heaviest rain and
the highest wind pass through. so this is what we are seeing now. notice the popcorn-like cloud structure indicative of cold air. synopticinstability brings thunderstorms. let's time it out for you. here we are at 4 a.m. we have the front passing through, the heaviest rain moving in right now. you want to hit the roads? 10:00, 11:00, still going to see some showers. might be a good time though because the front will have passed through. yes, the roads will be wet. probably some residual backups. the more daytime heating we see, the more thunderstorms. as we enter 4:00, 3, 4:00, we could start to see some of that thunderstorm activity and notice futurecast indicates trying every pop-up scattered showers so lingering showers overnight and into the first part of saturday. here we are christmas eve also the first day of chanukah. if you are heading out to see family tomorrow good news. we do look dry maybe a couple of scattered showers for the
most part dry and temperatures on the chilly side in fact this whole holiday weekend going to be chilly. here we are christmas morning the second day of chanukah and we are going to see clear skies once again. i want to no chilly temperatures as santa is making his deliveries overnight saturday into sunday we'll see freezing temperatures so it will be a cold start to your christmas morning. bundle up on christmas morning. futurecast shows how much rain we'll see over the next 48 hours up to an inch in the north bay a half inch in the south bay and, of course, we always see the highest rainfall totals over the higher elevations so up to 1.5" possible over the santa cruz mountains three-quarters for the peninsula and the east bay and that of course the higher elevations in those areas. what to expect? a wet start today with gusty winds. possible thunderstorms later on today but certainly we'll see some afternoon showers. and then mainly dry weekend but we'll stay chilly especially
during the overnight hours. christmas forecast and again the second day of chanukah. partly cloudy and cool we are talking in the 50s so for the most part definitely on the cool side and a winter storm warning is in effect. snow levels down to around 3,000 feet so do anticipate travel delays heading into the higher elevations. temperatures today again on the cool side topping out only in the 50s. and we do have a look at your saturday game day forecast. partly cloudy and cold for you for the raiders game on saturday. here's a look at the extended forecast. rain today, dry saturday, sunday. but chilly! and then we could see another system moving in sunday into monday but right now looks like it is dry. over to you, roqui. >> thank you, julie. so i went to my favorite cafe last night and it was closed because of holiday hours and mass transit is following the staple story here so let's take a look at your holiday hours for mass transit throughout the bay area. bart the pittsburg-bay point
line is modified running at 10 to 15 intervals instead of three to five intervals. ace trains 1, 7, 8 and 10 are canceled. larkspur ferry 8:45 and 4 p.m. are canceled. out of operation. muni is on time. that's your mass transit for the bay area for your holiday. here's a special christmas present for you all traveling across the altamont pass this morning. you're traveling at 62 miles per hour! north tracy boulevard along 580 westbound to the altamont pass will just take you 16 minutes. nice looking traffic along the dublin interchange, as well. altamont pass to 680 will take you 14 minutes. moving over to the peninsula commute if you are heading into foster city from hayward, that's 880 to 101, that's a quick 14-minute drive but again those roads are wet so you want to drive safely this morning. we don't have any crashes to report for you just yet. carquinez bridge along the
eastshore freeway to the maze 19 minutes. that's your traffic. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. right now there's a purple heart without a home. a military medal was found at a local airport and as kpix 5's john ramos shows us the search is on for its owner. >> reporter: even at a small airport like sonoma county, it can get hectic. so employees often check around to make sure no one left anything important behind. >> he was walking behind the baggage carousel and found it there. >> reporter: to say it was important would be an understatement. lying on the carousel was a purple heart medal pinned to a photo of names on a war memorial. airport staff posted it on social media and expected someone to call immediately. >> it's something that you don't not notice that you lost and we haven't heard from anyone. it has 93,000 views, thousands of shares. we're still searching. yeah. >> reporter: the name on the back of the tattered decoration
is that of miguel angel perez. airport staff did research and found he was a 22-year-old private who died fighting in north korea on august 8, 1952. that means this medal wasn't given for being wounded. the private earned it with his life. charles earthman who got two purple hearts in vietnam says miguel's sacrifice makes the medal sacred. >> no one is looking for a purple heart. you might want a bronze star, you might want a -- any of the other decorations that are left. but no one wants a purple heart and so when you get it, it's something that we honor as purple heart recipients because we know what they went through. >> reporter: they believe whoever lost it was most likely on an alaska airlines flight sometime on wednesday or thursday of last week. and just this morning, a group called purple hearts reunited said they have located a family friend in puerto rico and are looking for miguel's sister, who may still be living in texas.
everyone here is hoping this is one mystery that will soon be solved. >> i look forward that day. i want to definitely know that this found its home. >> reporter: in santa rosa, john ramos, kpix 5. >> airport staff is asking anyone with information to call them. 8 minutes now before 5:00. ♪[ music ] >> coming up, a spectacular christmas display in the bay area. we'll introduce you to the couple who creates it and the special story behind it. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
doing this. ♪[ music ] >> a couple more minutes. santa will be here! >> santa! >> reporter: bob taylor and his wife linda live and breathe christmas. >> we are out here every day. >> reporter: the setup for this season started three months ago. ♪[ music ] >> we started september. >> reporter: what's your electric bill like? [ laughter ] >> well, it's getting better now, believe it or not, it's getting better. our bill was $3,000 plus. >> reporter: that's one reason why most people don't create displays of this magnitude. but bob has one big reason why he has to. >> 18 years ago i lost my oldest daughter in a plane crash. christmas was her favorite time of the year. she loved to decorate her house and her tree for her son, for my grandson. the first year she wasn't with us, my other two daughters came over and said, come on, dad, let's decorate for deb. >> reporter: he has been
decorating for his daughter ever since. >> that first year we didn't have much stuff but every year it got bigger and brighter. >> reporter: he says he knows the holidays are tough on people, the glow of the house and the look on kids' faces is why so many strangers come here but it's often the seniors who take the most way from it. >> they're alone for the first time at christmastime. and they come up and we put our arms around each other and give each other a big hug and just make everybody feel better. >> reporter: he knows that's what deb would want. >> and i tell everybody, i want this bright enough that she can see it from heaven. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: this house has become such a community staple that it's actually now a toys for tots drop-off point. so the fire department comes here every night and collects hundreds of toys just after they drop off santa claus in their truck. in vallejo, susie steimle, kpix 5. >> it's gorgeous. >> it's such a sweet story and it's great to see just like the holiday spirit of christmas.
people wanting to do good and spreading cheer. >> it's wonderful, too, because obviously, he is losing his daughter, it's so sad but to turn that into something else is really inspirational. >> that's quite the story i think. all right. it is 4:57. and here's a live look outside. you can see from our camera at the golden gate bridge, rain is falling. we have team coverage of the storm coming up after the break. >> reporter: live at sfo this morning where they are expecting a very busy travel day. coming up, we'll give you an update on cancellations and delays.
weather coverage in just a moment but first, we have some breaking news. worldwide manhunt for the berlin terror attack suspect is over. he was shot and killed by police in italy. officers were doing a routine check in milan when they spotted anis amri. when they asked to see his identification they say he pulled a gun. he died in a shootout. police say he was the man who stole a truck and smashed through a christmas market in berlin on monday. 12 people died, dozens of others were hurt. so we are under a storm watch this morning. roqui is here with a look at traffic but first let's get to julie watts. >> heavy rain out there. the front is actually passing through. we are going to go ahead and take a closer look at what we have seen over the last few hours. if i can loop this radar, notice we watch the front passing through. here we go. this is the heaviest rain and highest wind. behind the front we'll continue to see sc