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this could impact the community. all ahead on the ktvu morning news. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning to you, welcome to friday, july the 30th. i am dave clark. >> and i am claudine wong in for pam cook. let's check our weather and traffic. good morning, steve. >> all right, good morning, claudine, dave. happy friday, everybody. low clouds and fog again but there is a lot more fog closer to the coast and bay and also a lot of drizzle so be careful with that. inland once the fog burns off should be by 9:00 temperatures mid to upper 80s, closer to the coast around the bay 60s and 70s. here is sal. >> good morning, traffic is moving along well on northbound 880 past the coliseum. also this morning's commute looks good on 80 westbound. 5:00, back to the desk. >> sal, thank you. we are going to start with a terrifying overnight incident that happened at children's hospital.
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it involved a gunman and a hostage. kraig debro joining us live with the late details from oakland. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dave. this drama -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- tv drama on tv but it ended safely. now about 90 minutes or so ago a man entered children's hospital with a gun. the whole thing ended when the man gave up. emt strapped -- and police trapped the man to a gurneyan then he was taken away for observation. what happened is a guy entered the emergency room with a gun and once he got in there he took somebody hostage briefly and the situation ended when police came in but i was very terror fthe emergency room with a gun. >> he had somebody hostage but upon contact with police he
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surrounded. the motive is not clear. the person was a staff member and he was not injured. the gunman was driven by ambulance to a hospital where he will be evaluated, depending upon that the suspect could go to jail or the psychiatric hospital. coming up we are going to tell you what police did to make sure they had the right man. reporting live in oakland, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 must. >> 5:01. police are searching for two suspects in two separate late night shootings. both happened within a half- hour period. just eight mile apart. the first happened after 10:00 a.m. at betweenth and martin luther king. police are still searching for suspects. the second shooting happened 30 minutes later. police say a gunman fired several rounds at a young man listed in critical condition. so far no arrests in that shooting and police do not believe they are connected.
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>> there is a major labor dispute in the bay area's largest city and there are safety concerns as a result. dozens of san jose firefighters are expected to lose their jobs in just a couple of hours. paul chambers joining us live he has that story. good morning, paul. >> reporter: good morning, dave, now we are live outside a san jose fire training facility where in less than three hours from now the first phase of firefighters will turn in their gear before being let go. >> we know it is going to put the community at risk, their property at risk and it is going to put the firefighters at greater risk. >> reporter: in all more than 50 of the city's 720 firefighters will be laidoff. fire station 30 is slated to be lowed on sunday as well as five trucks and engines taken out of service. yesterday mayor chuck reed met with the san jose firefighters union. they are far apart and no new talks are scheduled. every department had to take
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some hits, you name it, everybody took some hits. >> reporter: with that in mind it appears the disabout may be headed to arbitration that allows an outside mediator to make the final decision. on tuesday the city council will decide if that will go before voters in november. it appears something the mayor may want to happen to limit the arbitrator's authority. >> an investigation continues this morning after a body was found floating in the waters near alameda beach yesterday. police say the victim is a 25- year-old asian man who 11ed there was found there early yesterday afternoon. if you have any information about this you are asked to contact the east bay regional park police. >> 5:04. a 17-year-old girl is among two suspects arrested and accused now in the execution style shooting of two young hayward men during a robbery in may on
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west park street. the victims raffle avilla and car loss san bros from were forced to lay down on the street and shot several times with a rifle. police arrested one suspect the night of the shootings and yesterday a fremont girl was also arrested. relatives of the victims talked about those arrests. [ inaudible ] >> -- suffer the way he did -- her son suffered. she would like them to -- to either get it -- life in prison or even death if that is the case. >> now the death penalty is possible for the man who was arrested, if he is convicted. both of the suspects are due in court next week. >> 5:05. the ac transit labor dispute heads to court today. a judge may decide whether or not to overturn a contract that was imposed on ac transit workers. the contract changed work rules
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and shifted hours. angering bus drivers, who -- [ inaudible ] >> -- budget deficit. ac transit says if the judge reinstates the old contract all weekend transit service could be eliminated. >> 5:05 on this friday morning. it is early but never too early to go to sal and see how the commute is, sal. >> dave and claudine it is early but traffic is doing pretty well around the bay area right now. let's move along and you can see that it is a nice drive on 80 westbound as you drive from richmond to berkeley and ultimately to oakland to the bay bridge toll plaza. and at the toll plaza the traffic is light. no problems on the upper deck of the bay bridge. they have picked up road work there overnight on the span. we have a nice look at 280 that moves nicely up to highway 17 and northbound 17 also wide open coming down to the bottom of the hill. at 5:06 here is steve. >> sal, thank you. and a happy friday everybody. we made it. made. it didn't know about it on tuesday but we are here now so we are rounding third and
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heading for home. what looks to be an interesting weekend, i they weather-wise because the fog is thick on the coast and and the bay. we have local mist and drizzle. had some yesterday. same today. a little pit more. inland though once that fog burns off temperatures head up. so there is a big difference in some of our temperatures. the norm activity has calmed down in the high country, fog, drizzle, then sun, either cool to warm. 60s on the coast, mid-70s around the bay, then mid-80s inland. so we have been coming up every day this week. inland locations been coming up 2 or 3 degrees. 52 san rafael and napa. the city at 53. oakland-berkeley mid-50s, livermore-concord in there, palo alto and jose 57 and 58. nothing has changed on these temperatures all week long. low 50s, mid-50s. las vegas is hot, 90, 50s, 60s up and down the coast and a cool july for santa barbara a,
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santa maria, l, a low clouds and fog. once that fog burns off, warm to hot. so a summertime pattern, sunny and warm. once the fog burns off it is usually gone by 9:00. around the bay 10:00 or 11:00. and then hit and miss. so fog drizzle gives way to sunny to cool to mild to warmer weather but very foggy along the ceft and around 3 bay also right through 3 caldecott be careful. 74 santa cruz, 60s, 70s around the bay then there is your mid- 80s to a couple of upper 80s inland. antioch 80s. next week maybe much warmer, claudine. >> all right. time now is 5:08. coming up on the morning news three uc berkeley hikers are getting ready to mark a somber university in captivity.
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>> also the november ballot just got longer for oakland voters. we will tell you what the school board decided late last night. >> reporter: good morning. i am alison burns in washington, d.c. coming up i will show you why the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says those involved in the wicki leak case could have blood on their hands. >> good morning. traffic in san rafael has been very nice as you drive down to the middle of 580 and san rafael area. we will tell you more coming up.
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three u.s. troops died in afghanistan, making that the deadliest month for u.s. forces in the war. nato says the three latest casualties died in two separate blasts. in southern afghanistan. commanders had previously warned the number of deaths could increase as the military ramps up its war on the taliban. the fbi is helping track down those responsible for leaking more than 90,000 pages of classified documents on the war. they showed up open the wicki leaks website and alison burns is live now in our washington, d.c. newsroom with more on this story. good morning, alison. >> reporter: good morning, claudine. we do have some new information this morning. the 22-year-old soldier suspected of leaking more than 90,000 documents from afghanistan has been moved from ku wait to the military base at
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virginia about 25 miles from us here on capitol hill. the fbi also has a base there and is on the case now. defense secretary bob gates and joint chiefs chairman called the leak of these secret documents deeply damaging because informants and innocent people were identified in them and the taliban could now have a road map into how troops operate in the field. the wicki leaks founder said there is no evidence he has put anyone in danger. >> he can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing but the truth is they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an afghan family. >> reporter: now the taliban is issuing some very dramatic warnings in the wake of the wicki leaks case and i will have more on that during my next update in about an hour. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news.
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>> time now 5:13. an al qaeda flag was flying over a baghdad neighborhood following a deadly attack there. 16 security officers were killed the bodies of the some of the victims actually burned in the streets. this was the bloodiest attack in a day that included the killing of 23 iraqi soldiers policeman and other security forces all across iraq. police say the attacks were carried out by up to 20 insurgents who all escaped. we have breaking news just coming in right now. the u.s. embassy in paris says two of its employees are having medical tests after they handled a suspicious letter. investigators say the employees in the mailroom identified the letter and french authorities were called in to examine it. the paris police say the two who were being examined they say are not feeling well but it is not clear yet if they are seriously ill. more on this as the information comes in. this weekend there will be
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rallies and marchs in san francisco and other cities all over the world to mark a sad anniversary. the three uc berkeley graduates have now spent an entire year locked up in an iranian prison and their mothers are making a new plea for their release. it was july 31st, 2009 when they were arrested near the iraq border and were what caused of spying, something the u.s. state department denies. ? have medical problems. shourd's mental health in particular has become a major concern. we are going to talk to a friend of hers later. >> new york congressman charles rangel is expected to go on trial in september before the house ethics committee. they accused him of 13 ethics violations. they include failure to report income and property, and using government staff and supplies
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to solicit donations for a non- profit. he issued a statement saying he did not mis-use his public office for private gain. california lawmakers are set to debate a controversial plan to solve california's budget crisis next week. the state senate president pro tem says he wants to raise the vehicle tax and license fee and proposing to cut the sales tax and says the federal government would pick up the tab. without a budget they face furloughs. we have more information on our website, just look for that state budget tab. >> 5:16. late last night the oakland school board voted to put a partial tax on the november ballot. now, if voters approve it property ownerrers would pay $195 a year for ten years. that money would help raise the salaries of teachers. but it could be hard for it to
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win the 2/3 majority needed because earlier this week oakland city council put another tax on the ballot to raise money for officers, seeking $360 a year from property owners. now state officials are considering a plan to crack down on failing charter schools. if this is approved california's board of education would vote to close struggling charter schools that have low test scores and that have been operating at least five years. a handful of bay area charter schools may be at risk. these new rules are expected to be adopted this fall. >> all right. time now is 5:17. sal is checking things out in the south bay. >> things are doing pretty well. highway 237 is a nice drive and no major problems over to sun yay veil. also this morning we look at 880. we always look at this section because it tends to be one of
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the busiest freeways in the bay area. i do see flashing lights from overnight road work could be causing a little bit of slowing but for the most part it is a nice drive. and this morning here at the bay bridge toll plaza absolutely light. almost no wait. and then off you go into san francisco. at 5:17 here is steve. >> all right. sal, thank you. happy friday, everybody. and low clouds, foggy, foggy. now the low clouds will burn off by 9:00. be careful if you commute in. not only do we have the fog, we also have drizzle out there. lots of fog, cool to warm. so the city was 61. spot on because the low was cooler. today is 64. very foggy and drizzly in the morning, then sunny and breezy. misty in the mission. we also have a loft inland
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temperatures coming up. remember monday? it was so cool. 60s. now 80s. 70s around the bay, 60s on the coast, fog, drizzle, then sun, cool, to mild to warm. nothing has changed this entire week. 52 to 58 degrees and that is the way it is today. 91 right now in vegas. 50s, 60s southern california. 90s through the interior. look at the thunderstorm activity in the 4 corners. keep an eye on that for maybe next week. that low will coop things foggy, cool on the coast today and tomorrow. once it goes through high pressure builds in to give as warmer sunday-monday. today inland warm to hot, around the bay fog then clearing, breezy but mild. then on the coast cool with some sun but not that warm. fog, drizzle, sunny and warm. foggy drizzly for the morning around the coast and bay, highs 60s to near 90 up in lake
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county but for many 80s to mid- 80s, over by the coast around the bay temperatures held in check most of the week but inching up a little bit. thick fog on saturday, warmer on sunday, monday, tuesday, inland looking mild to warm to maybe even really hot. >> european stocks open the day down. japanese shares tumbled for the second day in a row despite strong earning reports from nissan and sony. offset by signs the world's second largest economy remains fridge ill. their jobless rate rising, inflation deepened and japanese factories made fewer cars and mobile phones. markets in south korea, china, australia also fell. yesterday everything was down, the dow down 30 points, nasdaq just about 12. stock futures are also down this morning as investors wait
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for the government's first reading on the gross domestic product that measures what the economy has been doing of the last quarter and investors are expected to confirm a slower recovery. that report due out in 10 minutes. this morning honda reported a record quarterly profit of $3.2 billion, that is 36 times as much as they made during the same time last year. the automaker is crediting growing car sales in north america and across asia for the huge jump. honda is one of the few automakers that actually avoided losses, mostly because it focuses on smaller model vehicles whose sales held up. >> 5:21. east bay governments are trying to encourage property development by either cutting or deferring city fees. in dublin the city has cut a requirement that developers have to either buy a piece of public art or contribute to the city's art fund. in the city of oakley they have repealed fees to help pay for a
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child care facility. and livermore and pleasanton, they have deferred collecting many fees until the property is sold. supporters say dwochers may be more willing to hire new employees when they don't have to put up so much money before construction even starts. >> republican meg whitman's big money came pain for governor may be bringing back panful memories for her democratic opponent. find out what jerry brown might learn from -- [ inaudible ] >> -- pot club plan after several flip-flops. [ inaudible ] ♪ [ music ] >> -- good up towards us here in walnut creek, lafayette. we will tell you more coming up. [ inaudible ] ♪ [ music ]
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♪ [ music ] >> good morning. very foggy and -- [ inaudible ] >> -- coast and bay, inland temperatures they will be in the 80s once the fog burns off. that will be soon. but by the coast be careful, some of that fog reducing visibility. >> all right. there is a another out of control wild fire burning in southern california this morning. obviously they are looking at weather because they are trying to get a handle on this. they are planning a very aggressive attack at sunrise but right now zero containment. it has forced the evacuation of 2000 homes near palmdale. fire officials say some homes have been lost and the flames
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are right now burning near electrical transmission lines. this fire started yesterday afternoon. you are taking a live look at it and you can see it is still going strong. it started around 2:30. it has charred at least 4500 acres. in the nearby county they are still working there to surround two wildfires that have destroyed but 30 homes. again these are live pictures. we will continue to keep an eye on things down there. the city of richmond finally has a pot club plan. this week they voted to allow three dispensaries on the city and voted to place a marijuana tax on the ballot. the decision came after several marathon meetings and a few flip-flops. it becomes the 5th major bay area city to legalize pot clubs. >> 5:26. well jerry brown's efforts to stay competitive in the race for governor despite remember
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cap meg whitman's heavy advertising campaign could feel like da sha view. his sister ran for governor against pete wilson. back then she had the early lead in the poles but wilson's campaign spent more money on advertising. cliff riley ran her campaign and says that pete wilson's ads were working and that if brown didn't fight back with ads early she risked being knocked out early. >> i decided let's you know let's -- let's spend our money during the summer. we will raise money later. truthfully, very few people know this, we really ran out of money after labor day. >> kathleen brown lost that election. many analysts say jerry brown faces the same dilemma. they agree he will have to raise more money to compete with meg whitman put that money
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raising comes with its own set of problems. >> 5:27. we are following developing news from oakland. we will update you on that incident that took place hours ago inside a hospital emergency room. >> reporter: the judge's decision expected today may effect ac transit ridership. we will explain why when the morning news continues.
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good morning to you,
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welcome back. this is the ktvu channel 2 morning news. you made it for friday, july 30th. i am dave clark. >> i am claudine wong, good morning, pam cook has the day off. time now is 530. let's check our weather and traffic, helu steve. >> hello claudine, mostly cloudy skies, more fog coast and bay, the low clouds inland will burn off fast, mid-80s to upper 80s there and drizzle and mist reported. 60s and 70s after that fog burns off. still cool, santa cruz 740 though so the nog will burn off there, not bad, upper 70s in the north bay in what is a cool week for most. now here is sal. >> steve traffic is moving well on the golden gate bridge to the toll plaza. here you can see traffic is light. also this morning we are looking at the commute on the san mateo bridge. it is a very nice drive. traffic is at the speed limit to 101. 5:31. let's go back to the desk. >> and we are following developing news from oakland at this hour. police say a gunman stormed into the emergency room at oakland's children's hospital
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just a few hours ago. they say that gunman briefly grabd a hospital worker before police moved in and arrested him. now the suspect was then strapped into a gurney and taken away by ambulance. doctors, nurses and patients were apparently all shaken up but no one fortunately was hurt. kraig debro is on the scene right now getting information and he is going to have a live update for us at 6:00. >> 5:31. dozens of san jose firefighters are expected to be out of a job in just a couple of hours. san jose officials and san jose's firefighters union are still far apart in a hot contract dispute and no new contract talks are scheduled. so more than 50 san jose firefighters are expected to be officially laidoff at 8:00 this morning. firefighters say the layoffs cause a real threat to public safety. >> we know it is going to put the community at risk, their property at risk and then it is going to put the firefighters at greater risk. >> every department had to take
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some hits, police department, fire department, parks and recreation, neighborhood services, management, you name it, everybody took some hits. >> officials say the cuts are needed to try to close a $118 million budget deficit. ktvu's paul schaim beers is down in san jose right now. he will have a live report coming up at 6:00. >> palo alto police are searching this morning for a man they say is connected to a string of robberies carried out by a 10-year-old boy. they have released a sketch of the man, latino, 5'4," 120 pounds a resident says he was waiting outside his house when the homeowner surprised a boy trying to break in. the boy is described as latino with long brown hair, 5 weighing about 100 pounds and anyone with any information is asked to call the palo alto police. >> your time is 5:33. in concord police are searching for two men they say tried to kidnap a woman right off the streets. investigators say the woman was
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walking along sunshine drive yesterday morning about 11:00. a car pulled up alongside her and a man seated behind the driver told her to get in. police say the woman refused but the man grabbed her. police say she punched the suspect then ran away. now one of the suspects is described only as latino in his 20s 5'7" weighs between 150 and 165 pounds and had medium length brown hair. the car is described as a white 4 door honda civic with a black rare bumper sticker and a red temporary registration sticker in the rear window. well, the ac transit labor dispute is heading to court today. at issue a recently imposed contract on hundreds of its drivers. jade here is is live in oakland with the very latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a judge's decision expected today may effect ac transit riders who use bus stops like
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these. we are live in oakland this morning and a decision is expected to come later this morning. now, this disagreement boils down to a fight between ac transit and the amalgamated transit union, three months after negotiations talks stalled ac transit imposed a contract on union members which took effect two weeks ago. it saved the agency $15.7 million by changing the overtime rules and could pay policy and implements a two year pension plan. since it became effect ac transit said they have had a 10% increase in bus operators calling in sick, they call this a sickout. union members deny the sickout say their union praters are worried about running different routes on different shifts. they took it to court where they asked a judge to lift that
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new work schedule. a judge is expected to ruling later this morning. we have been following the story for you -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- in oakland this morning jade hernandez ktvu channel 2news. >> time now is 5:35. let's head right now to sal castaneda -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- i wanted it to be light for you and so far it is cooperating out there. let's go outside. i want to see that traffic all over the place actually looks pretty good. this is a look at 880 north and southbound. you can see that most people are in the car and they are driving along with no problems. this is a look at the commute at the toll plaza. certainly more people are showing up but no slowing at the toll plaza unless you have to actually stop and pay with cash. other than that it looks good into san francisco. this is a look at the peninsula. highway 101 and 280 slowing southbound 280 past 380 there
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but after that it does get better driving towards san mateo county. 5:36. let's go to steve. >> all righty, sal, happy friday, everybody. we start off mostly cloudy skies. inland the fog mass made it for most. by the coast and around the bay foggy foggy. so i mean high pressure has built in. had that happen yesterday. kind of squashed the fog. reports of mist and drizzle this morning. once the fog burns off -- in this kind of pattern it does burnoff sooner. fog, drizzle, then sun, cool, to mild, to warm. inland 80s, around the bay and coast 60s. [ inaudible ] >> -- week long. 50s, 60s -- [ inaudible ] >> -- did they have a record low, they also had a record low maximum temperature. it has been very cool down
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there. a lot of upper 60s. inland it has been hot. they were 97 yesterday. so inland it is hot. by the coast it is cool. tropical clouds rotating around the 4 corners. watch for that next week. a low is weakening and is going to keep the fog going. high pressure comes in behind that. today inland sunny, warm. after that fog around the bay, clearing by noon, breezy but mild. not bad. coast to lit and miss. you get a little bit of fog or -- [ inaudible ] >> -- peels back to the coast. and we did go 74 in santa cruz. if you are heading down toward there, mid-60s, upper 60s to a few mid-70s. thick fog on saturday, clears out sunday, monday, tuesday, looking warmer, especially inland. >> steve, thank you, time now
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5:38. officials say four suspected counterfeiters have been arrested for trying to pass fake cash at the fair. officials say the phoney bills are 20s and 100 dollar bills, they were spotted by fais. the secret service has been called in now to investigate. there is no word yet on how much if any counter fit money the investigators have confiscated. >> police in santa rosa are stepping up their battle against the world's oldest profession. undercover officers arrested at least a dozen men last night. that street has become the main place of business for prostitutes in santa rosa. sentencing is scheduled today for a couple whose daughter was shot and killed by her brother. the inspect happen at the family's home l last september. police say the girl's brother
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was playing with the gun. they face up to two years in prison for child endangerment and weapons charges. three people, including two from walnut creek have been indicted on charges of br and bid rigging. in a scheme to defraud cal trans -- [ inaudible ] >> -- residents, 56-year-old mike free saturday tip and 52 your old share a cher airsy or accused of bring a now indicted official. if convict the three face up to 35 years in prison and could be required to pay $3.2 million in fines. >> a couple of minutes ago the federal government released a major economic report. we will tell you what it says about america's efforts to pull out of the recession. >> also there is good news from the gulf coast. a final fix of the gulf oil spill could come sooner than anyone first expected.
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good morning. fighting the fire in southern california. palmdale has been hot. 97 yesterday. right now low 70s. the wind is not too bad. the west-southwest to the west- northwest at two to 10 miles per hour. it does get hot fast, near 100 degree temperatures. right now the wind not too bad. it is near hot, near 100 in palmdale. for us here after fog and drizzle will give way to sunshine inland, mid-80s towner 80s, and the coast and bay 60s
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and 70s. >> here is a quick look at some of the other top stories we are following for you right now at 5:43. police are saying a fun man stormed into the emergency room at oakland's children's hospital early this morning just a couple of hours ago. he briefly grabbed a hospital worker before being captured by the police. you can see the suspect there strapped on to a gurney and taken away by ambulance. luckily no one was hurt. a 17-year-old fremont girl and a 21-year-old oakland man both are now facing charges of a double shooting in hayward. police say the victims were shot execution style on west park street during a robbery that happened back in may. the taliban is threatening to track down afghans listed in that wicki leaks document as informants for the nato led coalition forces. the fbi is now working with the u.s. government to find the source of those leaks which they say are putting afghans as well as the military at risk.
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>> 5:44. a final fix to the gulf oil g leak could come as soon as this weekend. the l.a. times is reporting the static kill operation to plug the well could happen sunday. and unlike other attempts to stop the leak experts say this one could have a 100% success rate. the process involves filling the leak with cement and it is preferred method for capping a well. experts say even though no more eel appears to be seeping from the well cementing it shut will close it off permanently. the new blow over the local immigration law in arizona is not stopping the sheriff from controlling a steady stream of immigrants. sheriff joe arpaio is known as the king of local law enforcement. yesterday protesters made a stop outside his office but he says it is not going to stop him. he sent 200 deputies and
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trainedded volunteers in siege of traffic violators who may be here illegally. crews continue to search for a tourist after a tour boat sank. the boat caught fire while at sea and 17 spanish and portuguese tourists, along with five crew members were taken to shore for medical treatment. there is no word on what caused that fire. >> your time now 5:45. the u.s. senate today is expected to take up a bill that could improve safety on commuter airlines. this proposal is a reaction to a deadly commuter flight near buffalo last year. if this bill is approved it will require commuter airlines to hire more experienced pilots, investigate their previous employment more thoroughly and also train them better and require the f a to overhaul regulations governing pilot work schedules. the house passed that bill last night. and in just a couple of hours crews will start tearing down the old terminal c at the san jose international airport.
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when the building is torn down it will be replaced by a new parking lot with space for 1400 cars right next to the new terminal b. terminal c has been closed for the last month. construction on the parking lot will begin in october. it should be opened by next spring. >> all right. time now 5:46, let's go right back out to sal castaneda. how are the roads looking sal? >> it is doing well. all right. let's go out and take a look at the commute. ultra geek moment. sorry about that. southbound 101 looks good down to the toll plaza. the bay area bridges we always pay attention to them. westbound bay bridge coming up to the toll plaza. no major problems here. it is a nice drive if you are lucky enough to be on the roads soon you should have a nice drive across the san mateo bridge. westbound 92 traffic looks good. and i don't see any overcast over there, which is going to make a perfect segway to my
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friend mr. steve paulson. >> sal, did you go to the game yesterday? >> i was working yesterday. >> numerous reports of drizzle. keep that in mind. unland fog burns off. temperatures come up. fog, drizzle, then sunny. temperatures today will be warmer than yesterday. santa rosa -- [ inaudible ] >> -- 80 yesterday. we will go 77 in downtown santa rosa today. three better than the city after yesterday's cool 61. walnut creek from 82. we will go 84 downtown oakland 70. 77 san jose. 50s to 58.
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hot in las vegas. 91. on the coast cool -- [ inaudible ] >> -- 90s. tahoe is in at the 40s. it has been warmer than we have for our afternoon highs. a breeze is still there. high pressure still negates it inland. on the coast fog and low clouds -- [ inaudible ] >> -- too hot. [ inaudible ] >> -- bay, breezy, then patchy thick fog on the coast. so fog, drizzle gives way to sunny and warm. a foggy morning for some, though. 60s, 70s, then some mid-80s to upper 80s, 90s up in lake county. if you are heading over to santa cruz you have that friday -- [ inaudible ] >> -- 65 to 75 degrees, can't
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atalla 68. fog for some -- [ inaudible ] >> -- warm to hot. >> all right. 5:49. well stock futures are falling following the just released commerce department report on the gross domestic product, that is for april through june. that report shows the u.s. economic recovery lost momentum, slowing to 2.4%, pretty close to what they forecasted. first quarter numbers were revised upward. that is the broadest measure of economic activity and is often volatile from quarter to quarter. sam sung reports profits jumped 83% from a year earlier and hit a record high. that does break the record set in the first quarter of this year. they credit high demand. sam sung cautions investors that kind of result may not be
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sustainable and it said operating profits was down. the san francisco business times reports several community banks are reaching out to make business loans easier for local companies. they are expanding and hiring workers. one expert says commercial lending pulls in loan and deposit relationships of business and -- [ inaudible ] >> -- employee. >> 5:50. still ahead one fact and one really hot rumor today about american idol. the fact, ellen degeneris will be leaving as a judge on the show but guess who is going to take her place? we have the latest. >> plus the latest on the whooping cough epidemic and where you can get free vaccinations in the bay area. it's not back-to-school, it's forward to what's next
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a free clinic will be held today in martinez to vaccinate against whooping cuff. yesterday in concord 500 shots were given out at this farmer's market. whooping cough is a contagious respiratory infection and health officials announced yesterday a one-month-old baby died from the disease, that is the 7th baby to die here in the state of california, in each case it was spread by a relative. >> don't want it spreading. i don't want them to get it. i don't want to get it. i do child care so we are all getting it. >> health officials are blaming this recent outbreak and epidemic on more parents refusing to do the vaccinations and they say per touses runs in cycles. we did check around on how widespread whooping cough is around the state of cal l foreign a, the state department of public health's latest tally puts the number at about 1500 cases with hundreds more being investigated locally. marin county has the seat's
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largest number of per touses cases at 237. santa clara county has recorded 97 cases. now on our channel 2 website you can get more information about just what whooping cuff is, including knowing what the symptoms are and finding out more about today's clinic in martinez. go to and look for the right now section. >> almost 100 people are in custody following a huge sweep of marijuana growing operations in the sierra. agents have been searching for grow operations and say the raids have netted $1.7 billion worth of marijuana. the sheriff says most of those arrested are from mexico and are involved with drug cartels. the sweep is expected to wrap up sometime today. >> 5:56. five san ramon valley
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the latest medal of valor winners. they received it for searching in this fire as the roof collapsed around them. they did find one of the victims unconscious and were able to drag him to safety. that victim survived. he thanked the fire crews during that medal ceremony. his son benjamin, however, died in this fire. >> 5:56. and sal is checking out the south bay for us right now. how are things looking sal? >> they are okay. as a matter of fact. 280 northbound up to 17 still at the speed limit. i did see an emergency vehicle driving on through but i don't see any traffic accidents reported. moving along and taking a look at 680, that is also off to a good start. we always check the bay bridge. even though there are a lot of people there are no slow downs yet. now let's go back to the desk. >> all right, sal. time now 5:57. coming up in our 6:00 hour for you some terrifying moments
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this morning inside oakland's children's hospital, a gunman stormed into the emergency room. we are going to bring you a live report. >> plus dozens of firefighters are losing their jobs today in one bay area city. we will tell you what is happening and where. >> good morning. low clouds, fog and drizzle. once that burns off it will be warm for some but cool for others. we will have the details coming up. send comments to captions by terry james, caption colorado, llc.
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