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in front of s f pd's northern station. >> the officers heard gunshots, came out to investigate, and found victims shot. >> reporter: sources tell kpix 5 that at least one of the victims was in this lyft that crashed at the station's front door. all of the victims were loaded into ambulances and taken to san francisco general including this man with sneakers on his chest. a sea of yellow crime scene tape and officers combing the area for evidence followed. they were all taken to the hospital with what the police department called nonlife threatening injuries. they also detained what they're calling two persons of interests in the shooting. and officers out here investigating earlier tonight said they knew exactly which stores had surveillance cameras in this neighborhood. this is andrea borba, kpix 5. a massive fire in the east
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san jose foothills. the thick black smoke seen for miles, and tonight there's questions over whether the city could have prevented it. the firebreak out a couple of blocks from -- fire broke out a couple of blocks from tully road and katie is there tonight. >> reporter: yes, firefighters are still were on the scene, and behind -- still on the scene, and behind me you can still see the smoke billowing up. >> there's a lot of stuff up there. >> reporter: neighbors have complained about it for years. >> not no more. >> reporter: jerry and giddilied next to the property -- judy lived next to the property where the fire started for years. >> he just collects stuff. >> reporter: trailer, car, and
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debris. it was all visible along with the smoke for miles. >> we heard a lot of booms and debris flying in the air. >> reporter: the fire started just after 4:00 this afternoon, and while firefighters don't know what sparked the flames, they defendant a hard time putting them out. >> it was just really difficult to access the fire. moving the hoses around the vehicles, um, it just makes it all that much harder. >> reporter: there were also issues with water pressure from the nearby hydrants, so firefighters were forced to truck water to the fire. >> they accessed some portable water tanks up here and in addition with the poor pressure from the hydrants, but they got what they needed. >> reporter: people that live nearby say the property has looked like a junk yard for 15 years, and the city was aware of the issue but never made the owner clean it up. >> a lot of junk and stuff up there. i understand he's been cited before. >> they'll probably make him clean it up, but he'll have to
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do something probably. >> reporter: thankfully no one was hurt during the fire, but firefighters will be here all night making sure none of the hot spots flare back up. we actually talked with some of the fire commanders here tonight, and we asked if they'd ever inspected the property or had the neighbors made any reports about possible fire hazards. they said no not that they know of at this time. live in san jose, kpix 5. tonight the sheriff's department says the man who was arrested for looting homes during the santa cruz mountains wildfire is the same person who started the bear fire. and this is the suspect. 54-year-old marlon coy. investigators say he set the fire in response to a dispute he was having with a woman he was dating. this is where the fire broke out. the sheriff's office says the woman owned a home near here which was completely destroyed. authorities say they want to speak to her, but she's not a
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suspect. as for coy he's accused of stealing more than $15,000 worth of stuff from homes that people were forced to evacuate. single game record if a person -- >> if a person is willing to start a fire in criminal thinking it's not a big leap to go in and steal things. >> and when authorities found coy he had jewelry and clothing on him that residents had reported missing. a bay area police station could be hazardous to officers' health. we learned they could have been exposed to lead and asbestos and had no idea, and the city has known about the problem for years. we went to city leaders asking why they chose to do nothing for so long. found three years ago.")) ((nats of gunfire -- cover sot)) ((john riera/american air testing, goes direct >> reporter: the police department once had a firing range inside the building. it was converted in 1989 to locker rooms, a gym and bathroom, and that's where most of the lead was found. >> it really goes directly to the brain. lead will give you neurological problems. after initial tests -- showed
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asbestos and lead dust inside lighting a >> reporter: lead exposure can affect ever system in the body. some of the highest levels of lead dust was found in the vallejo police department locker room. it measured 156 times the epa standard. >> i can't go into specific details, but we did a room by room cleaning. >> reporter: this city spokesperson said the department was cleaned several days ago, three years after initial tests showed the lead inside locker rooms, lighting, and even a ventilation system. but instead of cleaning it in 2014, the city hired a company to further analyze the samples last year. that company told the city corrective action should be initiated as soon as possible. in a memo obtained by kpix 5, the city told officers the city is moving expeditiously to inspect the issues. that was a year and a half ago.
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why did it take so long to clean the apartment? >> you know, i don't have a great response to that. what i do know is that at no point was the building unsafe to occupy. >> it should have been cleaned up immediately. the people who had exposure should be tested. >> reporter: john owns american testing in san francisco and has been testing homes and businesses for lead and asbestos for nearly two decades. could this cleaning have been done quickly and easily? >> relatively easy and quick. i can't see why they would have waited so long. >> reporter: at one point a source with the city says officers were told they would be moved temporarily to another location while they cleaned the department, but that plan was ultimately canceled. >> it seemed like not a great use of city taxpayer dollars to do a major move. >> reporter: what's more, the city couldn't say whether there was any type of cleaning done before they converted the
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firing range nearly three decades ago. so how much lead officers could have been exposed to and for how long without any idea are questions the city can't answer for certain. is there still a concern there could be lead in the building after this cleaning? >> so we're going to continue testling. the levels of lead -- testing. the levels levels of lead were so low it doesn't -- levels of lead were so low it doesn't present an immediate hazard. >> i would say anyone that's ever been in that building should be concerned to the point where they have their blood levels tested. >> reporter: the spokesperson said they reached out to a local hospital and they said it wasn't necessary for employees to be tested for lead exposure. and because lead is no heavy it wasn't airborne inside the building. the city has plans to do regular cleanings from here on out. kpix 5, vallejo. tonight bart police looking for a man who's been spray painting racial slurs on trains
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and platforms like this swastika. as soon as it was spotted maintenance crews cleaned it up. similar incidents have been reported at other stations and on train cars. and this is the individual that police are trying to find. these images came from security cameras at one of the stations. if you recognize him, bart police want to hear from you. tonight we learned an east bay teacher found across the line with students has resigned. a district investigation found a piedmont history teacher touched students inappropriately, drank alcohol in front of students, made sexual comments and sent inappropriate text messages. he was previously placed on leave, but was allowed back into the class room. now, though, he's out, and the district attorney is reviewing the case. a big development tonight in the russia investigation.
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cnn is reporting that the first criminal charges have been filed. reporter dave bryan is following the story. >> reporter: the cnn report is the first evidence that special counsel robert mueller may be ready to move forward into the next phase of his investigation into russian meddling in the 2016 election. for the moment mueller, who was appointed special counsel in mayweather is maximum on the new report, but right now -- in may is mum on the new report, but right now we know there are charges. it's unclear who's charged and what the charges are. just a few days ago it was revealed the democratic campaign and hillary clinton helped support opposition research targeting president trump, but so far there's been no evidence to back up the allegation that clinton was in collusion with the russians. friday night president trump tweeted out another attack on hillary clinton with the heading what happened, and then the line from a new york post
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attack on clinton entitled how team clinton played the press for fools on russia. now we know the trump tweet concludes. for now the charges remain sealed under orders from a federal judge, but again there could be more action in the case as soon as monday when those charged may be taken into custody. in los angeles, dave bryan, kpix 5. thousands of students in santa rosa headed back to class today for the first time in three weeks. 13 schools that shut down when the wildfires broke out reopened today. at pinier high about 80 students lost everything. 11 more schools in santa rosa will open monday. tonight support for fire victims is still pouring in. warriors star clay thompson raised his goal from 250,000 to $350,000. here's more on the fund raising effort that's gaining momentum. >> reporter: when clay thompson scores, so does the bucket for
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fire relief. clay thompson says he'll donate $1,000 to north bay fire relief for every point scored in this week's home stand. he averages 21 points a game. >> clay is just the most amazing guy. i've traveled across the world to see him. >> i think that's awesome. he's doing a great thing. >> reporter: and others are joining in. the giants' brandon crawford tweeted he'll add a hundred dollars when clay scores a point, with over a thousand others pledging amounts, each point is now worth 4,000 dollars in donations. >> it behooves all of us to hop on that band wagon. >> reporter: he scored 21 points against the raptors, earnings more than $128,000 so far. if he scores 44 points between tonight and sunday's game he'd raise nearly $350,000 in all. >> i think it's motivating him
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for sure. >> reporter: warriors' coach steve kerr told me he's proud of the shooting guard. >> i think what clay is doing is fantastic. it's something he wouldn't have thought of five years ago. he was just a young kid just trying to make it in the league, and now he's a grown man. >> reporter: clay's fundraiser wraps up with sunday night's game against the pistons. >> and thompson scored 18 points in tonight's game raising more than $80,000 putting him at nearly 60 percent of his goal. tonight the feds are pulling out of a uc berkeley project that was supposed to spotlight the black panthers, the group that started in oakland in the 1960s. the national parks service said it would spend close to $100,000 in taxpayer money on the project, but they just reversed the decision. the reason? a wave of backlash from conservative groups who call the black panthers a violent
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extremist group. one man wrote to president trump about how a black panther was convicted of killing this park ranger, kenneth patrick, back in the 70s. the letter says in part it is appalling that ranger patrick's own agency now proposes to partner with uc berkeley and two active members of this violent and repugnant organization. it's unclear whether the project will continue now that the funding has been pulled. a small energy firm landed a 300 million dollars contract to restore power in puerto rico. and tonight some members of congress want to know how did that happen? whitefish, montana. puerto rico's bankrupt utility company awarded the contract to white fish energy based in white fish, montana. that just happens to be the hometown of the interior secretary. well, tonight both he and the white house say they had nothing to do with the construct, but veronica de la cruz tells us that some
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congressional leaders are a little more skeptical. >> yeah, that's right. ken and liz, tonight the house minority leader pelosi called on the contract to be terminated immediately. white fish energy is so small it only has two full time employees. it received a 300 million dollars contract. it was a no bid contract to help rebuild puerto rico's electrical grid. white fish never worked on a project this size. >> this is a contract that was determined by the local authorities in puerto rico, not something that the federal government played a role in. fema, >> but the contract says the federal emergency management agency or fema reviewed and approved that agreement. was.. is inaccurate. the mayo today fema said it was not involved, and any language that says it was is inaccurate. the mayor of san juan believes the deal should be voided describing the company as
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inadequate. white fish threatened to leave and tweeted quote we have 44 linemen rebuilding power lines in your city and 40 more men just arrived. do you want us to send them back or keep working? white fish later apologized. the department of homeland security's inspector general will perform an audit. 75 percent of the island of puerto rico is still without power. veronica de la cruz, kpix 5. plans are in the works to build the largest legally permanent cannabis cultivation site in the state. the developer is building 18 green houses, the site would churn out hundreds of pounds of pot each week. people that live nearby say they already smell marijuana from other sites, especially in the summer, and they're worried about what an even bigger operation will do to the air. the county says the owners must address any issues. in one eeslof y california -- sleepy corner of california, tonight there's a
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state of emergency over pot. this is the valley surrounding mount shasta. only on 5, wilson walker shows us the marijuana explosive that you have to see to believe. ppening right in the shadow of mount shasta.. transforming the landscape of neighborhoods that don't even have much in the way of actual housing. { sgt. mike gilley "it it's >> this is a monument effort, but we have a monumental -- monumental effort, but we have a monumental problem. >> it's just a huge problem. and it's out of control. >> reporter: this is the quiet california marijuana boom that happened seemingly overnight, and it's officially a state of emergency. >> we have the california national guard, the counterdrug unit, the california highway patrol. >> reporter: leading nearly 200 raids over two days, the sergeant. >> this is a pretty good garden. >> reporter: and there are more. >> at least 2,000 sites out here. >> reporter: and what that actually looks like, well, it's
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kind of incredible. >> it's crazy, you can literally be in one site and look over and see half a dozen more. >> reporter: the view from the ground is one thing. from the air and sky drone 5 you start to get a better idea of what's going on. one garden right after another. but you can also see this for yourself from space, just pull up google earth and you'll see grow after grow after grow dotting the high desert like an outbreak of measles. >> i have a one mile square photograph air shot, and if you look at it you can pick out 89 different gardens within the money mile. >> reporter: all of this in a county that's not the emerald triangle, in fact they have laws to keep marijuana out of the county. >> our county doesn't allow outdoor cannabis. >> reporter: this is the same men and women that come pouring out of these neighborhoods every time authorities come rolling in. >> you saw the people fleeing,
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you know, in vehicles as we were coming into this mount shasta area, so it's a big problem. >> reporter: and mount shasta vista is a great example of the transformation. 1600 parcel subdivision that really never was. the ground is dry volcanic walk, water is scarce, and very few houses were ever built. on the other hand it's some of the cheapest land you'll find in california. you can buy nearly three acres for $16,000, and in that a lot of people see an opportunity. >> they've set up shop, brought soil in, they're trucking the water in, and they're hoping to say out of the, you know, out of sight and out of mind, and this cannabis is having a significant impact in our country and environment and our quality of life. >> during the harvest time right now we're really putting a lot of resources into it and trying to take out as much as we can. >> reporter: so what's
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unfolding here right now is a race between growers and the law. who can get here first and grab the approximately million dollars worth of marijuana on this site and the next site, and the next, and the next and the next and the next and the next. >> if we could do this every week during harvest season, i think we're going to hurt the traffickers significantly. >> reporter: the harvest haul for authorities here? 27,000 plants worth more than 320 million dollars. but while the additional manpower the bulldozer, backhoe and crews are effective, it won't get all of it. >> they'll be transported mostly back east. >> reporter: and that's what concerns the sheriff most. because in these gardens he sees a problem that reaches beyond the boundaries of his county, and even california. >> i think that it shows that there's an organized crime effort to move into the county,
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take over large geographic areas to grow illegal marijuana, and that's basically what it amounts to. weather time as we head toward the weekend, and if that weekend involves a trip to the beach first off lucky you, and second be careful. there's a high risk of rip currents, sneaker waves, and wave heights 15 to 20 feet. not trying to scare you away from going, but please be smart. beach hazards out for saturday and sunday. fog rolls into sfo. san francisco still in the mid- 60s. mid-60s in san jose. santa rosa already done to 52, and concord 65. overnight tonight 40s and 50s. concord 52, mountain view 55, napa and santa rosa upper 40s to low 50s. things are changing, albeit slowly and subtly. we'll get to a much different weather pattern by this time next week, it will probably be
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raining. ridge of high pressure moving out taking away the offshore wind, and this tiny low pressure area doesn't look impressive, but it will change the wind direction bringing back the on shore flow, it be cool you down in san francisco 13 degrees from 82 today down to the upper 60s tomorrow, and follow rolling back. i just showed it to you. it's prevalent all morning long, even in the afternoon along the san mateo coastline. sunday it's fact inland down to soars. there's a change. -- san jose. there's a change. and by this time next week it's a very early prediction, don't worry about the specific number, just the theme that there will be rain falling from the sky mainly in the north baby thursday or friday of next week. the weekend comfortable. not as hot, but not the cold stuff yet. low 60s at the beach, pittsburgh 84, danville 84, vallejo 80. beautiful 80 in san rafael.
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sunday equally as pleasant. we cool back to average in time for trick or treaters on halloween. 60s near the barks 70s -- near the bay, and 7 70s inland. stranded at sea for months, this i two americans stranded at sea for five months are safe tonight. >> this is the moment the navy rescued jennifer and tasha. they set sail from hawaii back in mayweather, but the riggingen -- may, but the rigging on their mast broke, and the storms swamped their motor. they made distress signals
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every single day. >> different sunrises and sunsets every day. you're alive, you have water, the dogs are happy, and there's love. >> . >> the women and their pets will stay on board the uss ashland until the next port of call. and the world series shift to houston, and the warriors in action tonight, and a little extracurricular activity going on with green caught right in extra inning affair of game 2 did just that. d series shift j october baseball always -- october baseball always seems to deliver memorable moment, and now the world series shifts to houston tied at one. it's game three and astros fans
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are fired up for good reason. they take darvish deep. then gonzalez with a ball off the wall in left center. another run scores, and darvish only lasted one and two-thirds giving up four runs. final out. peacock gets grandal to ground out, and the astros win it 5-3 and take a 2-1 series lead. the warriors take on the wizards, and green and beal were ejected. in the third down by as many as 18, but here comes kevin durant with a team high 31 points, ask the warriors up by 2. after a
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slow start the dubs come back to win it. more nfl controversy. during a meeting last week regarding the anthem demonstration, the texans owner said we can't is the inmates running the prison, he apologized, but some of his players were upset. hopkins abruptly left the team facility without practicing, and he may not even play sunday in the game at seattle. we'll see how that situation develops. >> poor choice of words. >> definitely. >> all
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the late show is next. >> all right, friday, you guys made it. >> we made it. finally we're here. looks like a beautiful weekend. >> very nice to get outside. >> and then halloween. >> trick or treating. >> that's right. >> a dry halloween. >> for once. >> good costume wearing weather. >> have a great weekend. >> announcer: the following
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