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a convicted killer remains on death row while search crews continue to find more bodies of his victims. we'll have more on the search that is expected to continue today. early this morning a tree comes down on power lines and landing on a couple of cars. the cleanup and what may have caused it to fall. and the loss of a pop music queen the mourning and mystery surrounding the death of singer
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whitney houston. good morning. welcome to mornings on 2 it's sunday, february 12th i'm claudine wong. >> and i'm mike mibach. rain on the way. let's dive into that forecast. >> we have the low clouds over head. and we will continue with the visibility dun to a quarter of mile in some areas as we mention we have rain arriving later today into the evening hours. i'll detail that and show you what you can expect coming up. more human remaybes have been unearthed in san joaquin county. ktvu allie rasmus is live by san quentin where she man tine is -- shermantine is being held. >> reporter: he is on death row
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here at san quinn ten where -- san quentin where he has been for the last three decades. the latest was discovered yesterday afternoon. a skull and some bones were unearthed near a well in the town of lynn den. that is located nearstock ton -- near stockton. and bones were also discovered buried in the area. lynn den is where shermantine and his friend brew up. they are us a sus -- they are suspected of having 15-20 victims. the digging in the town of linden is supposed to resume later this morning. bounty hunter agreed to pay shermantine $30,000 on where
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other victims might be buried. >> i'm glad we found remains. at least that keeps the police department interested. hopefully they will stay out here and check the other wells. >> reporter: he is still on death row. shermantine wants that $30,000 to go toward paying his restitution to buy head stones for his deceased parents and candy bars in prison. he committed suicide shortly after he was patrolled after he heard that shermantine was giving out information. >> shermantine is also claiming to know what happen to a bay area girl that disappeared back in 1988. shermantine and his former partner says his former partner
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killed and buried makayla. but her more has any doubt. she believes makayla is still alive and will be found. the body of 48-year-old singer whitney houston arrived at the los angeles county morgue later this morning. according to tmz legal prescription drugs were in the room and her body was found in the bathtub. she had a large group of people with her including family and friends. it's unknown who discovered the body. >> fire department responded with hotel security. they found her unresponsive. they tried life saving resuscitation measures. unfortunately they were not successful. at 3:55:00 p.m. she was pronounced dead. >> she won six grammies, 30 billboard awords, and 22 music
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awards. she famously battled a drug addiction and went to rehab twice. it was reported she was receiving out patient treatment for drug use. these are some of the last pictures of whitney houston alive. they were taken after she left a pregrammy party thursday night. houston also sang at the party in what will now be known as her last performance. >> there is an outpouring of grief of people following the death of whitney houston. meanwhile fans gathered at the beverly hills hotel where houston's body was found. >> it's devastating she is gone. she is one of the greatest singers of all time. i mean i have listened to her since i was a little girl. >> i'm venturing out to say this and may get slack. but there will never be another voice like that. >> plans are being made to honor houston at tonight's grammy awards. it will include a memorial performance by a former
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american idol. >> i asked jennifer hudson to come. we are really talking about what she is going to do. it will be something respectful. >> producers say as you heard the attribute will be respectful. and brief. we do have a slide show of whitney houston throughout her career up on our website and you can find it all at ktvu.com. this morning a castro valley family is working to remove a 15-foot tree that came down on their driveway. it landed on two cars and took down a power line. pg&e and both the fire department respond to the scene. so far it's not clear what caused that tree to fall. >> we were sound asleep and i happened to go over and i saw the light flash like lightning. i thought it was raining. >> pg&e was able to fix the power lines. the family is responsible for
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cutting up and disposing that tree. there is allegations a broken sewer line near the home is responsible for the ground shifting and causing the tree to fall. oakland police have arrested two occupy protestors after a march in down. 50 people marched from frank ogawa plaza. after the march ended about 20 protestors angerly -- when things settled down police say a woman kicked a police sergeant in the leg while that woman was being arrested police say a man tried to pull her away. so he was also arrested. police say another protestor struck the sergeant in the head with a protest sign and ran off. the tents are still up at uc berkeley occupy cal camp. demonstrators have been at sprawl plaza since thursday. it has been three months since they were removed from violent confrontation with police. occupiers are calling for an end with tuition hikes. they are getting good feedback on their returns.
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>> people were happy to see us back. that makes it worth it in our minds. i'm glad people are excited for us to return. >> reporter: campus police say they have asked the deem stray evers to clear out their camps because it's illegal to set up tents on campus. mitt romney is celebrating a comeback with victory in maine. coming up we'll take a look at his win in those caucuses. what it means by those other candidates. my december toe police are -- medesto police are looking for a gunman that shot two teenage boys. 15-year-old renaldo lieu that was prop nounsed deat the scene. witnesses reported seeing a white sedan with four men inside leaving the scene. a strength supervisor is now -- a san francisco supervisor is leaving the charge to get a push for muni. would give kids under 18 a free
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pass. campos tells the chronicle it would generate a new form of riders. the two year pilot program would cost muni an estimated $8.4 million annually. san francisco muni l line is partially shut down because of an ongoing project. crews are installing a new track switch system between 35th and 36th avenue. that work is scheduled until 4:30 tomorrow morning. and there is going to be a bus shuttle in place between 22nd avenue and the zoo until then. all right the time now is a little 7:10. i will check in with rosemary. you said rain on the way. >> yes, it is coming. we are expecting it later this evening. most of the day will be dry. sun up but a little tough to see. we are giving you a live look there at the bay point area. we have sunshine coming there. many of us dealing with low clouds this morning.
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and as i talked about at the top of hour even patchy dense fog over parts of the north bay valley locations. calm conditions in santa rosa. ample moisture left over. light winds allowing for that fog to really become thick. we've got a southerly breeze over sfo. it's a light one. temperatures cooler than where we were yesterday. if you're getting outdoors early expect that. 46 in napa. anywhere from 4-6 degrees cooler in some cases. 48 livermore. 46 in san jose. areas around san francisco and oakland reporting upper 40s as well. the low clouds will be breaking apart but then we will see a different type of clouds that move in. the clouds that roll in ahead of the storm. we have the fog reports for you over the north bay. visibility down to a quarter of mile. reported near santa rosa and a half mile in some areas near napa. satellite and radar the next system already beginning to approach once we get rid of the low clouds. high clouds will begin streaming overhead.
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it looks like by early evening maybe closer to sunset for parts of the north bay beginning to see the light scattered showers. this is a colder storm. dropping in from the gulf of alaska and that will bring snow to the sierra. that is great news. we are looking at your forecast here. mostly gray even ahead of the rain. it's about 5:00 or 6:00 this evening and we have a few light sprinkles across the area. the north bay looks pretty wide spread. that will continue through the evening hours. will it be dry for your monday morning commute? it looks like scattered showers will remain in the forecast not as steady as it will fall in the overnight areas. it will continue in fact. the possibility of lingering showers will be with us most of monday. in addition to that breezy conditions with this system so it's going to be breezy at times through the overnight hours. and the afternoon will be gusty. to sum it up a little patchy fog over the north bay valley locations. partly to mostly cloudy skies over the bay area and the rain will be us starting early
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evening and increasing as it continues south. 60 degrees for santa rosa. 69 san rafael. a lot of the numbers very similar to what we saw yesterday. you know what to expect. 59 for oakland. 57 in the city. 59 expected for hayward into the south bay. low 60s areas right around san jose 60 degrees. five-day forecast taking care of today for you. into tomorrow. notice the afternoon highs. it's going to be a chilly one. 56-degrees expected for tomorrow. 57 on tuesday. and it looks like valentines day by the evening we may have a few scattered showers in the forecast i will show you that long range model. a senator and his wife attacked in new york. what police are using to try to catch the people responsible. >> chinese new years bringing
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crowds. the difference they are seeing in business. college students worried about an unwanted pregnancy can buy what is commonly called the morning after pill from a vending machine. first let's give you a live look outside. this is 101 in san francisco. we just talked to highway patrol and they don't have any major incidents to report right now. an [ mom ] hey guys.
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year of it kind. yesterday over 100 floats took part in the parade. it started back in the 1860s. and since then organizers say the parade and festival have grown to educate people ability shack culture. >> this is special because of the history of chinese americans but it's also a time when we can share our culture. >> it was named one of the top ten parades in the world by international festivals and events association. merchants in san francisco are enjoying the rush of business from the lunar new year celebration. the festival brings thousands of tourists to the city. business owners in china town say sales are booming because of the floods of customers. >> all the restaurants in china town they are all busy. >> it gets probably about 99% in terms of our occupancy. that is the chinese new year coupled with a few other things
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going on. chinese new year definitely bumps it up. >> visitors plan to spend $1500 to $2,000 in the city this weekend. mitt romney has stopped the losing streak after a narrow win in maine's caucuses. as reporter molly line tells us it gives romney a much needed boost. >> winner is mitt romney. >> reporter: maine republicans picking the former massachusetts governor but romney didn't run away with it. ron paul getting 36% of the vote. >> this is an unofficial nonbiding poll that simply shows a snapshot or takes a current pulse. >> reporter: the straw poll does not a locate any delegates that comes later. >> i want to be your nominee. i want to beat president obama.
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i believe i can. i believe i'm the one person in this race that can beat the president. >> reporter: neither rick santorum or newt gingrich competed here. so far newt gingrich has won one state and santorum has picked up four. ron paul is yet to win a state. >> it would be a tremendous boost. technically it's not an all into it because you know the delegates were going -- we're going to get delegates one way or another. >> reporter: the next contest comes on february 28th in arizona and michigan. and the republicans are amping up for super tuesday. in portland, maine. >> mitt romney scored another win at the conservative political action conference in washington, d.c.. romney addressed the conference on friday and won the straw poll yesterday with 38% of the vote. rick santorum came in second
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with 15%. ron paul had 12%. a new york state senator and his wife were attacked at a niagara casino. he saw duobusinessmen in a heated argument so he tried to calm them down. that's when he says one of the men turned his anger toward him and at the same time two women jumped on his wife. >> he asked who i was and i didn't answer him. he asked it again and id said i'm a new york state senator. and said you haven't don't blank. >> i didn't know what hit me. all i knew was i hit the ground i was down with two girls on top of me. stat led me and kept continuously slamming me. >> he was not hurt in the incident but his wife suffered
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a concussion and a bruised nose. police are now looking at surveillance video as part of its investigation. 7:19. a vote on austerity plan is scheduled in greece. some protestors are upset because thousands of jobs will be cut along with the nation's minimum wage. greece's prime minister if parliament does not approve the plan it will be chaos. the ship celebrity consolation docked yesterday in florida. officials say several crew members and passengers showed sign of the norovirus. that is a gastrointestinal virus. they began sanitizes everything. including people's luggage. a new vending machine at a pennsylvania university is stocked up and causing
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controversy. students can purchase the plan b pill for $25. also known as the morning after pill. it can now be found in a machine at the campus health center while school officials say the majority of students that supported the plan not everyone is quite on board. >> i'm a very pro-life person. so for me i think that is kind of blows my mind. >> we are all adults here. i feel like we should be able to make our own choices. >> a statement from the university says they are not encouraging anyone to be sexually active. it should not be used as a form of birth control either because of the high estrogen levels could lead to serious health problems. your time now is 7:21. the first lady makes a stop at disney world. her message. and we still don't know how dry this winter will be but we do know how much last years
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first lady michelle obama is celebrating the second anniversary of her let's move initiative. she made a stop at the walt disney world to promote fitness. she joined hundreds of kids and families. you can see dancing and jumping and they played physical games. disney stars and professal athletes were there trying to model healthy living. >> we are celebrating the second anniversary of let's move. i have been traveling all over the country. >> let's move through the first lady. it's a great way to get young kids moving in the house. >> florida was the last stop on the first ladies let's move tour. the program launched in 2010 to encourage children to lead healthier lives. people in chile also got a pretty good workout but this
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one was -- the town held this massive tomato fight yesterday. hundreds of people came out to throw the fruit at each other and by the end some people were covered in tomatoes from head to toe. local growers supply the tomatoes by helping to raise their profile. we are watching rain headed our way. rosemary keeping an eye on all that. hey rosemary. >> good morning, to you. the good news we will be dry for the first half of your sunday. get out and enjoy it and the better news is yes rain returning to the area. we'll take what we can get. we'll run you over the next couple of days. stick with me here. we are waking up with low clouds out there. dense fog reported over parts of the north bay. once the low clouds move on out of here it won't be until the high clouds move in. it looks like 6:00 this evening. moves through in the overnight hours. the early morning commute could
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be a bit soggy and scattered showers in the forecast remaining for your monday. i'm not going to stop here because valentines day is tuesday. you may have plans. we start the morning we are mostly clear. we are cold. we've got afternoon turning cloudy. do you see the few sprinkles right off the coast in time for the evening? if you have dinner plans we'll be tracking that for you. the models have a little hard time agreeing on this. meanwhile a winter weather advisory starting late in the night. six inches possible over the lake area. 12 inches possible near about 7,000 feet. snow levels will be dropping down to about 4,000 feet. that is fairly low. in fact some of the monterey peaks will see a dusting. increasing clouds in the afternoon. temperatures upper 50s to low 60s. 60-degrees expected in santa rosa. that is one of the warmer spots. five-day forecast there. we have cool air on the way.
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at times it will be a bit blustering on monday. highway near cleveland, ohio is back open after a massive pile up. police say 25-50 cars were involved in that crash. it happened yesterday as a winter snow dumped several inches of snow in that area. no one was seriously injured but that road was closed for several hours. last years untimely rain and late freeze had a large impact on wine country. the crush report shows grape tonnage dropped from 3% down to 3.9 million tons throughout at state. without fewer grapes prices jumped. taking on film maker george lucas. what he wants to build in reason county and why homeowners there are fighting that plan. mourning whitney houston. the latest on the investigation to her death. >> plus more human remain haves
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been found -- more human remains have been found in san joaquin county.
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more human remains found right where a convicted killer said they would be. the this morning the search for more victims continues. good morning, welcome back to mornings on 2 i'm claudine wong. >> and i'm mike mibach. the site of the new find is in
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san juan keen county -- san joaquin county. it's the spot where a convicted serial killer said he dumped dozens of bodies. detectives dug up a skull and bones buried about 35 feet below. law enforcement officials say they believe the remains belong to a third victim of death row inmate wesley shermantine. shermantine is being paid $33,000 by bounty hunter larry to reveal where he and his childhood friend buried his victims. >> he gets $18,000 to pay his restitution. i gave him another $15,000 to buy headstones for his mom and dad. >> he offered the money to bring closure for the family of his victims. some of the remains found have
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been positive identified as one of shermantine's victims. deputies say she is 25-year-old cyndi vanderheiden. she lived in the area and disappeared back in 1998. fans are mourning the death of lend dare singer withknee houston this morning. she was found dead last night in her l.a. hotel room. reporter casey is live in los angeles. what is the latest in this investigation? >> reporter: claudine, good morning to you. an autopsy must be scheduled. we are stabbing outside of the l.a. county coroners office where that will happen. officials are telling fox news channel today that the scheduling of it has not happened. but they do confirm they have taken custody of whitney houston's body. one of our producers just getting off the phone with the coroners office and they said they didn't expect any new information to be released today. so it is appearing the autopsy
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might not even happen but could happen first thing tomorrow. remember it would take weeks before any kind of box cool reports -- toxicology reports would come back. let me run you through the timeline. 3:23 california time is when the call came in to 911 of an unresponsive person at the beverly hilton hotel where a big grammy preparty was supposed to be happening. called an unresponsive person on the first floor. that's when they realized it was whitney houston. they tried to perform cpr but were unsuccessful. 3:55 local time is when the legendary icon was pronounced dead. tmz is report nothing illegal drugs or alcohol were discovered in whit thee houston's hotel rooms. they did report a number of prescription drugs were found. police not confirming that information. >> i know it will be awhile before we know what caused her
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death. certainly everyone looking at her final day tsz. what have you learned about that? >> reporter: thursday night was her last public appearance. she did an impromptu performance at a club in hollywood. she did her own rendition of jesus loves me. take a look at the amateur video. some there said that the performance was a mess that she did not look well and then in the wee hours another morning pop rat -- paparazzi snapping photos of her and friday night she was reportedly drinking with a large entourage at the hotel bar where again she was a best. people inside said that the crowds was very loud and very boisterous. that they were drinking heavily. and the very next day yesterday
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is when the news broke that she had died. >> let's talk about the grammies too. we are hearing it will not be a full blown attribute but obviously they have to do something to address her career and contributions to the industry. >> reporter: yeah absolutely. you know the producers of that show were scrambling yesterday in addition to mourning. i mean whitney houston herself won many grammies through her career. and you know the executive producer of that show did talk about when the reaction came down of this news. take a listen of that. >> we are all pretty devastated. it hit us all pretty hard. we were in the middle of our rehearsal and the news started going around. so you know as you know she was very closely associated with the grammies. both as a performer and grammy winner. and a lot of us that worked on the show worked with her any number of times. it's a very sad day for us.
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>> reporter: the show must go on as they say and that it will. the grammies are happening tonight at the staple center not far from where i am in downtown los angeles. we are hearing there will be a number of attributes from people like jennifer hudson and shoka con. i guess it's safe to say the format of that has changed. as it has rocked not only the world of music and entertainment but fans. >> i can't imagine no one getting up and mentioning whitney houston. thanks so much. >> whitney houston's ex-husband acknowledged her former death. she pointed to the sky and said i love you whitney. later during a show brown had to leave the stage after he started to cry during one of the grown up's ballads. brown is very upset over the news of houston's death.
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the two were married for 15 years before divorcing in 2007. they have one daughter together. we have a slide show of whitney houston throughout her career up on our website. of course you can find it at ktvu.com. let's turn to other news. oakland police arrested a man in connection with a hit and run crash that sent a woman to the hospital. witnesses say a red chevy suburban ran her down on splish national boulevard. she was reportedly in the crosswalk waving her arms and yelling for the driver to stop. police caught up with the driver a few blocks away and arrested him. he may face felony charges depending on the victims condition. san jose police are investigating two traffic related deaths within 12 hours of each other. the latest happened add 6:45 yesterday morning. 77-year-old lee was walking on rock avenue when she was hit by a car. her death came less than 12
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hours after another woman was hit by a car. that driver also stopped. san jose has four traffic relate the deaths so far in 2012. a pareira collider is recovering after being rescued from a claim. that man was found 150 feet below the bluffs of mussel rock. he was take ton san francisco general hospital for evaluation. the entire rescue operation took about 2.5 hours. pleasant hill police say the first homicide there in two years was not a random attack. investigators say 21-year-old michael jones of san pablo was killed friday night. he was in front of a house around 10:00 p.m. when he was shot and killed in what witnesses described as a drive by. it has left neighbors a bit rattles. >> i was on top of a ladder trying to put the whole light fixture in and all i hear is boom boom boom.
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>> hopefully they don't come back here. >> witnesses say a blue saturn raced from the scene after the shots were fired. so far no arrests have been made. in oakland police are investigating the city's 15th homicide of the year. a woman died and a man is in critical condition after someone fired a gun at them as they sat in a car together. it happened just before 6:00 yesterday morning outside an apartment complex on 35th and allen dale avenue. they do not have a motive for the shooting and no arrests have been made. the number of school age children in west oakland is on the decline. according to the oakland tribune residence of that area say they don't see many children playing in the streets or walking to school. that is because families are packing up and leaving for safer neighborhoods. and people were evicted from their homes. the trend appears to be spreading to the most major cities. state democrats will wrap
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up their three-day convention today. jerry brown aaddressed attendees -- lieutenant governor gavin newsom in attendance. >> for democrats the priority is 25 seats in the house of representatives but also key seats in the state assembly to get to the two-thirds so we can deal with the big challenges we face in the state. >> this is the first time they held their convention in san diego. protestors are also the democratic convention in san diego including the group opposed to the national defense authorization act. it allows the federal government to detain people suspected of terrorism. >> this act which is now law guts the bill of rights. it guts the sixth amendment due process. this goes right to the heart of
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american citizens basic fundamental rights. >> protestors say they are calling on democrats to help repeal the law. film maker george lucas wants to break ground on a major development near sky walker ranch by next year. plans for a $275,000 square foot building are in the works at the former brady ranch. it would house a production studio, outdoor sound stage and restaurant and guest houses. some people in that neighborhood are against that plan. it will cost too much traffic and noise. it will take up the issue at the end of this month. if you are just joining us. we've been talking about it this morning. rain is on the way. do you think that will translate into snow? >> absolute willly. sierra finally going to get a nice dose of snow. a foot will fall over the course of the next 24-36 hours. meanwhile here at home we are dealing with low clouds at this hour. those will be replaced by the high clouds that will eventually drop some rain.
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and this morning temperatures are down anywhere from 2-4- degrees around the bay area. inland spots santa rosa and napa reporting seven degrees cooler. a chilly start if you are getting outdoors and could be a tough drive. dense fog advisory through 9:00 this morning. visibility down to about a quarter mile in some cases. in fact, santa rosa reporting down about an eighth of a mile. that is 660 feet in front of you before you hit a wall of fog. be careful out there. we have clouds associated with this next system beginning to approach the coast. by the afternoon we will be turning mostly cloudy. high clouds will be moving in to the afternoon. sprinkles will begin to fall. perhaps the peninsula and it will be sliding south throughout the evening hours. evening plans bring that umbrella just in case. forecast totals not a lot. these days we are taking what we can get. winds will also ramp up
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anywhere from 10-25 miles an hour. tomorrow behind the system it will continue to be breezy. monday will be cool and a little damp and we will continue with that wind. here we are picking it up this evening. around 6:00 notice the light rain beginning to fall. it's steadily in the overnight hours. while we are sleeping we wake up getting the kids back to school. scattered showers in the forecast. they will linger throughout most of the day. we have a big day coming up on tuesday. valentines day. it looks like the evening hours a few sprinkles in the forecast as well. current temperatures 48-degrees in san francisco. 51 in oakland. low mid 40s in napa. not too bad but definitely cool out there. 60-degrees santa rosa. 59 in westernly. 59 for oakland. 59 expected for concord head into the south we have 60 for san jose. 61 los gatos. 58 degrees around the peninsula. five-day forecast in addition to the rain and wind coming, it will be a cold one.
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this system a lot colder bring in that sierra snow. we have an advisory for the sierra we'll share that coming up. a man's family is horrified after they see his obituary in the local paper. who turned that in and the shocking reason she did it. let's give you a live look outside. until problems on the roadways in the bay area. time is 7:44. you're watching mornings on two. sweetheart. we need to talk.
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there. a deck of low clouds. high clouds and rain expected for this evening. thousands of people took to the streets of tokyo to rally against nuclear energy. that rally comes a month before the one year anniversary of japan's devastating earthquake. demonstrators fear more -- they are now calling on the japanese government to abandon nuclear energy all together. in syria this morning security forces are beginning to ease shelling in the city of homes. and started almost a week ago and leaved hundreds of people have died so far. the attacks come as opposition forces continue to demand syrian president step down. and responds to the shelling the arab league will meet in cairo to discuss forming a monitoring team. in washington, d.c. protestors against the syrian government gathered outside the
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embassy. they chanted free syria and held posters depicting the president and adolf hitler. president obama will submit his 2013 budget to congress. it is likely to get a chilly response from republicans. the budget calls for the so- called buffet rule which would make americans that make more than $1 million a year pay at least a 30% income tax rate. some republicans have called the proposal class warfare. on tuesday vice president joe biden will meet with chinese vice president at the white house. the two leaders will also meet with president obama and other senior administration officials. now poll lowing the washington, d.c. visit the chinese vice president will travel to los angeles. he is widely expected to be the next chinese president. nelson mandela being honored by the south african
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treasury. the announcement was made on the 22nd anniversary of his release from prison. the south african treasury has not announced when the new money will go into circulation. two young boys killed by their father has been laid by rest by their friends and family. hundreds of people attenned yesterday's memorial. last sunday five-year-old braden powell and his seven- year-old brother charlie died during a schedule visit with their father. >> this moment is about two beautiful boys. there have been all kinds of things said surrounding those boys and how we got here is a story well known. but what we do here and the spirit that we do have here is up to us.
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>> officials say the boys father josh powell brought his sons into his home, attacked them with a weapon and set the house on fire. powell died in the fire with his two sons. one colorado man is insuring people he is very much alive even after his obituary appeared in the local paper. edgar says he was surprised when people called to offer condolences on his untiming passing. his wife erika was even more shocked. so she contacted the paper and discovered it was edgar's own sister that turned in that fake obituary. >> he got really sad actually because he i think in your mind when they happened to you why would somebody do that to me? >> erika says her husband's sister needed time off work so she made up the story about her brother dying. she says her husband and his sister have a strange relationship. pictures of her have even now
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been removed from the couples home. the age memorial quilt has returned to san francisco. 312 panels of the quilt will be on display at five locations in the city through president's day. the main exhibit is at the former tower records store. that opens at noon today with an unfolding ceremony and a reading of the names on the quilt. a dog that suffered years of abuse and negligent is now in need of a loving family. van wrinkle arrived at animal -- he is totally deaf and blind in one eye. it's hard to believe he's the same dog that arrived ten months ago. >> to see him now and running around and having a fan tagtist time is true -- fantastic time is truly unbelievable. >> the shelter named him van
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wrinkle after a character in a children's book. if you you are interested in adopting van wrinkle you can find details on how to apply on our website at ktvu.com. just go to the web link section which is toward the bottom of our home page. the music world loses a legend but they say the show must go on. the stars expected to take home the top honors. cool overcast conditions outside our door this morning with rain developing later today. i'll show you when coming up.
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it's grammy night and the stars are preparing to celebrate. the 54th annual award show will be held tonight in los angeles. producers are promises an exciting mix of presenters and performers. expected to be the big gunner
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is adel. who dominated the charts with her album 21. >> no matter how you slice it, it was really adell's year and -- adel's year and everyone else was in it. >> kanye west also leads the way. the show airs tonight from # to 11:00. a memorial attribute to whitney houston is also being considered. jeremy win just keeps rolling. last night he turned the wage on the minnesota timber wolves. on a 20 point night. things tied up late in the night and win takes it late. minnesota gets a chance the buzzard but the shot is offline. the knick have not lost since  he took over as starting point guard. >> the final round of at & t
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pebble beach. cal grad charlie wee shot a three around 69. tiger woods is in the hunt. phil mickelson six shots back. he and tiger will be paired together today. candy is expecting record sales this weekend. the company says the valentines day holiday accounts for 108% of the companies annual sales. they will be extending store hours. they plan to be open from 8:30:00 a.m. to 9:30:00 p.m. at all locations. valentines day also is a busy one for federal agents is the miami international airports. they are inspecting flower shipments looking for insects or diseases that can harm u.s. produce or plants. they produced about 673 million stems during the valentines
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season. >> valentines day that is coming up? >> yes, pay attention. >> mental note. let's check on the weather. good morning, to you. it's going to be cloudy out there for most of your day. cool weather expected. it's february. giving you a live look outside our doors. plenty of gray. and we will continue with the gray this morning. it's the low clouds. and they will thicken up lower and we have rain on the way. wind turning easterly. bringing it out for you and showing you all that cloud cover that is approaching the coast. little bit of light rain detected over just off the coast of northern california. so this will continue to progress through the afternoon. we will hold off on any rain until 5:00 or 6:00 in the afternoon. sunsetting at 5:45 these guy days -- these days. we will continue with the light showers at first. we have a winter weather advisory for the sierra.
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yes, we will get snow. we have six inches expected over the lake. 12 inches expected at the higher elevations. meanwhile our forecast highs will be on the cool side. sitting in the 40s to near 50s right now. mid 50s to upper 50s for the lunchtime. and then your afternoon 67-50 degrees. rein tonight scattered sures tomorrow. a chilly afternoon monday and tuesday which means valentines day yeah you will need that jacket. back to you. >> all right your time now 7:58. search teams are focus on a san joaquin well. overnight roll over crash in oakland. why police had trouble getting the driver into an ambulance. ♪ [ male announcer ] no success is overnight. ♪ it's about working harder.
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we have new information this morning on the ongoing search for more victims of a san quinn ten death -- san quentin death row inmate. a family wakes up to see a tree down outside their home. >> it's a sad day for us. it will be tough to recover from. >> whitney houston passes away on the eve of the grammy awards. we'll take a look back at her legendary career and at times
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her troubled life. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to mornings on 2. it's sunday, february 12th i'm mike mibach. >> and i'm claudine wong. it will be a cloudy day. rain is back in your forecast. rosemary orozco is here with a quick look at your forecast. >> the rain coming in to the second half of the evening hours. this morning waking up with a dense fog advisory for the north bay valley locations. visibility down to a quarter mile. even about eighth of a mile in some cases. driving is tough and some of these valley locations. improving conditions by 9:00 or so. by the afternoon we're cloudy and cool. we doo have rain coming pup we'll take a look at that coming pup search teams will be back near stockton looking for human remains. wesley shermantine said he dumped dozens of bodies near the town of linden.
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allie rasmus is live. >> reporter: i just talked to the san joaquin county sheriff spokesman a short time ago. he said right now there are about 30 people from the sheriffs office and people from the california department of justice crime lab that are back at linden this morning. and the search for more possible victims continues. so far three sets of human remains have been found. in both calveras and san joaquin county. the latest was found yesterday afternoon. a skull and bones were unearthed near a well in linden. remains belonging to a 25-year- old woman and 16-year-old girl were also discovered. linden is where shermantine and his childhood friend grew up. in 1999 the two men were convicted of killing 20 people. the two men were convicted of
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seven murders between them. but they are considered to have between 15-20 victims who's bodies were never found. >> they did bring out cadaver dogs which would help us indicate whether or not the bones we located whether they were human. and so that was kind of a preliminary confirmation. >> reporter: a bounty hunter agreed pay shermantine $30,000 for information on where other victims might be buried. after that he drew a map that supposedly details the locations of some of those unfound victims. shermantine is still on death throw here. she wants that $30,000 to pay for restitution, to pay headstones for his deceased parents and pay for candy bars in prison. he was also here at san quentin. he was patrolled and committed suicide last year when he heard shermantine was turning over
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some of this information. coming up you will hear that interview we did with the sheriff and the process and how many days they plan to be out there to continue the excavation. allie rasmus. >> shermantine is also claiming tone the fate of a bay area girl that went missing in 1988. makayla garrett was nine years old when a man kidnapped her outside a hayward grocery store. he said it was his former partner loren that killed and buried makayla. her mother believes her daughter is alive and will be found. a private jet crash this morning has killed at least two people including a senior advisor to congo's president. there was ten passengers and two pilots on the plane. one of the pilots was also killed. the cause of the crash is just being investigated. congo has one of the worst air safety records in the world. a castro valley family is
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responsible for removing a 15- foot tree that fell down on their driveway. they first heard the crash around 12:00 -- 1:00 this morning. that tree landed on two cars and took down a power line. pg&e and the fire department both responded to that scene. there was four people inside the house at the time. so far it's not clear what caused that tree to fall. >> we were sound asleep and i happened to turn over and i seen the light flash like lightning. i thought it was raining. >> pg&e was able to fix the power lines. there are allegations a broken sewer line near the home is responsible for the ground shifting and causing that tree to fall. musical attribute is planned at tonight's grammy awards to honor legendary singer whitney houston that died at the age of 48. houston's body was removed in the beverly hilton hotel and taken to the morgue. an autopsy will be performed but has not been scheduled. she was found dead in her room
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hours after she was scheduled to attend a pregrammy gala. >> reporter: her's was a voice instantly recognized by millions. whitney houston sold 170 million albums with hits saving all my love for you and the greatest love of all. but perhaps her crowning achievement was her 1992 cover of dolly parton i will always love you. whitney houston was born into a musical family in 1963. her incredible talent was discovered at an early age and signed in 1983. her first two albums brought seven consecutive record hits.
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she went on to become the most awarded female artist of all time according to the guinness book of world records. she won six grammies, two emmys, 16 billboard music awards and named female artist of the decade at the soul train music awards. but her career stalled as she struggled with drugs and alcohol and her stormy relationship with her ex- husband bobby brown. in 2009 a comeback. she released her first studio album in years. >> it humbled me and it kind of like said okay i think i want to do this one more time. >> but her tour was plagued with vocal difficulties. her reps explained an upper respiratory problem. houston was seeking help for her addiction. the performer was set to appear in the upment -- upcoming role sparkle. >> and that was rick vincent reporting. these are some of the last
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pictures of whitney houston alive. they were taken as she left a pregrammy party thursday night in last angeles -- los angeles. they do not how houston died but do not presume foul play. oakland police have arrested two occupy protestors after a more in downtown. about 50 people peacefully marched from frank ogawa plaza last night. after the march ended about 20 protestors angerly approached patrol officers. a woman kicked a police sergeant in the leg. while the woman was being arrested a man tried to pull her away so he also was arrested. another protestor struck a sergeant in the head with a protest sign but that man ran off. tents are still up at the occupy cal camp. it has been three months since
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the first camp was forcibly removed after violent confrontations from police. they are calling for an end of tuition tyke mikes at the university. >> people are happy to see us back. and that makes it worth it in my mind. i'm glad people are excited for us to return. >> campus police say they have repeatedly asked those demonstrators to clear out their camps because it's illegal to set up tents on campus. officers have not taken any actions. muni l line is shut down. they are installing a new track switch system between 35th and 36th avenues. the work is scheduled until 4:30 tomorrow morning. there is a bus shuttle in place between 22nd avenue and the zoo. good morning, to you. gray skies outside our door this morning. take a look at that cool shot. just a little bit of clearing
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right between. mix of low clouds, high clouds, a little bit of fog out there over parts of the north bay. driving is difficult. visibility down to a quarter of a mile. so it's going to be like this through the the next hour or so. we'll be with improving conditions by 9:00. dense fog advisory is expected to sex pyre and we -- is expected to expire. the satellite and radar here high clouds approaching the coast. this will continue to sink our way. and by the evening hours we are looking at rain returning. take a look at what is going on. we are mostly cloudy for today. temperatures similar to what we saw yesterday. down this morning by several degrees. out early this morning. sunsetting at 5:45. we've got light rain in the forecast here. most length of time rain the steady rain looks to be in the overmight hours. the monday morning drive could be a little damp. set the alarm clock a little
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early. take a look at the sierra. this is a colder storm. we will get a foot of snow over the highest elevations over the sierra. monday afternoon we will be drying out. little bit of moisture remaining and then it looks like come tuesday valentines day hearts in our eyes by the evening hours maybe a possibility of a few scattered showers. winter weather advisory for the sierra starts at midnight. snowfall six levels. which means some areas south of us near monterey highest peaks maybe a little dusting of snow. we'll see that same snow level. 51-degrees oakland for your outdoors right now. 48 san francisco. 40-degrees in santa rosa. 46 in napa. for the middle of winter it could be worse. 30s. could with a probability but we are sitting in the 40s nearing 50. 59 nevada. 57 expected in the city. san francisco 59.
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59 in concord. 60 degrees expected for san jose today. 62 morgan hill. five-day forecast temperatures will be sinking with this next storm. we are look at winds picking up as well. it could be quite gusty. are you a mariner? it could be a little windy. 56 degrees the afternoon high. a few lingering showers and tuesday night a possibility of a few sprinkles. i'll pinpoint that time line coming up. a much needed boost for mitt romney as he wins maine's caucuses. where the race for the republican presidential nomination heads next. an exciting display at the chinese new years pray. local mer channels are enjoying the business boost that comes with it. let's take you outside. there is mccarthur maze. traffic moving along smoothly on this sunday morning. time now is 8:12. you're watching mornings on 2. i hate getting less. but i love getting more.
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good morning, to you. mostly gray skies over the bay area this morning. poor visibility for parts of the north bay. z the farm mouse chinese new years parade in san francisco helped to kick off the year of the dragon with a bang. it is the largest lunar new years celebration of its kind. yesterday more than 100 floats. this friday started in the 1860s by the chinese community in san francisco. since then organizers say the parade and festival have grown to educate people about asian
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culture. >> this is special because of the history of chinese americans but it's also a time where we can share our culture just like the parade does. >> it was named one of the top ten parades in the world by international festivals and events association. merchants in san francisco are enying the rush of business from the lunar new year celebration. it brings thousands of tourists to the city. business owners say in china town right now sales are booming because of the flood of customers. >> all the restaurants in china town they are busy. >> it gets 99% in terms of our occupy city. that is the chinese new year coupled with a few other things. chinese new year definitely bumps it up. >> visitors are planning to spent $15 -- spend $1500 to $2,000 in the city. for more head to our website. we have a slide show of more of the colorful moments.
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mitt romney has stopped the losing streak after a narrow win in maine's caucuses as reporter molly line tells us the victory gives romney a boost following losses in three other states last week. >> winner is mitt romney. >> reporter: maine republicans picking the former massachusetts governor in the states straw poll with 39% of the vote. ron paul getting 36% of the vote. >> this is an uncial nonbind -- unofficial nonbinding poll that shows a snapshot or takes a current poll. >> reporter: it does not a locate any delegates that comes later. >> i want to be your nominee. i want to beat president obama. i believe i can. i believe i'm the one person in this race that can beat the president. >> reporter: nick rick santorum or newt gingrich competed here.
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so far newt gingrich has won one state and santorum has picked up four contests. ron paul is the only candidate that is yet to win a state. >> it would be a tremendous boost. technically it's not an all end to it because you know the delegates we're going to get delegates one way or another but a win gives you a lot of psychological boost. >> reporter: the next contest comes on february 28th in arizona and michigan and the republicans are ramping up ahead of super tuesday march 6th when ten states hold nominating contests. >> mitt romney scored another win at the political action conference in washington, d.c.. romney addressed the conference on friday and he won the straw poll yesterday with 38% of the vote. rick santorum came in second with 16%. state democrats will wrap up their three day convention today. governor jerry brown addressed
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people in san diego. lieutenant governor gavin newsom also in attendance there. >> democrats priorities 25 seats in the house of representatives. but also key seats in the state of assembly and senate to get to the two-thirds so we can start dealing with the big challenges we face in the state. >> this 19 first time state democrats have held their convention in san diego. protestors are alsos at the democratic convention in san diego including the group opposed to the national defense authorization act. that allows the federal government to detain people suspected of terrorism. >> this act which is now law guts the bill of rights. it guts the sixth amendment, the eighth amendment, the fourth amendment, it guts the sixth amendment. this goes right to the heart of american citizens basic fundamental rights. >> protestors are calling on
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democrats to help repeal that law. >> president obama will submit his 2013 budget to congress tomorrow and it is likely to get a chilly response from republicans. the budget calls for the so- called buffet rule which makes americans who earn more than $1 million a year to pay a 30% tax rate. republicans call the proposal class warfare. they have complained the president is not doing enough to shrink the deficit. on tuesday vice president joe biden is going to meet chinese president ping at the white house. they will also meet with president obama and other senior administration officials. following the washington, d.c. visit the chinese vice president will head to los angeles. he is widely expected to be the next chinese president. a new york senator and his wife say they were attacked. they were at the casino friday night to listen to their daughter sing at a charity event. he says he saw two businessmen
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in a heated argument so he tried to calm them down. that's when he says one of the men turned his anger toward him and at the same time two women jumped on his wife. >> he basically asked who i was. and i didn't answer him. he asked it again. i said i'm mark i'm a new york state senator. and he made a comment and said you haven't done blank. >> didn't know what hit me. all i knew i hit the ground. i was down with two girls on top of me. straddled me and kept slamming me. >> the man that attacked him left the hotel without being detained. he was not hurt in the incident but his wife suffered a concussion as well as a bruised nose. two young boys killed by their father have been laid to rest.
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yesterday hundreds of people attended the memorial service held in tacoma, washington. last sunday five-year-old braden powell and his seven- year-old brother charlie died during a scheduled visit with their father. >> this moment is about two beautiful boys. there have been all kinds of things said surrounding those boys and how we got here is a story well known. but what we do here and the spirit that we do have here is up to us. >> officials say the boys father josh powell brought his sons into his home attacked them and set the house on fire. powell died in that fire with his son. a third cruise ship reportedly carrying sick passengers is back in port. they docked yesterday in florida. several crew members and passengers were showing signs of the norovirus. this is an illness that causes
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symptoms similar to the stomach flu. 8:22. and we haven't had that much snow this winter. towns in italy they have had more than they can handle. how snow covered snow has effected people living in remote villages. we are tracking the next storm that will bring us a round of rain to the area. giving you a live look outside our doors at all that gray sky out there.
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in case you were wondering the tall ships are back at jack london square. here's a live look. the lady washington are open for tours. they will be open through february 22nd. >> it will be a fun thing to do today. time now 8:25. you might want to do it early before that rain heads our way right? yes, it is coming back. if you have evening plans you may need the umbrellas. the winds will be picking up throughout the afternoon. give you a look here at some of the temps this morning. we are starting off cooler than we were especial over the north bay. we are dealing with a little bit of thick fog. our valley locations. dense fog advisory through 9:00. napa sitting about 46 off to the inland east bay where we're looking at 42 in concord. 49 in livermore.
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wide spread mid upper 40s and 50s around areas of peninsula. we have cloudy conditions. i'm going if pick it upright around dinner time. notice we have light rain off the coast. tomorrow morning a few scattered showers. a possibility and i'm stopping here at 5:00 a.m. where we have cold air in place. see that moisture hanging over mount hamilton? maybe a little bit of rain and snow mix. it will bring snow to the sierra. but tomorrow it looks like tuesday maybe a few scattered showers in the evening which means your valentines day could be a little soggy. for today cloudy, cool. but cloudy conditions in the forecast and if you're heading to the final round pebble beach the afternoon mid 50s for the afternoon mostly cloudy skies. no rain we'll take a look at the extended forecast coming up. heavy snowfall has isolated people living in remote italian towns. snow covered rose have brought
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traffic to a halt and put a stop to deliveries heading south. rome is getting hit by the winter weather. look at that mess. try shoveling that. officials have closed schools and monuments as a precaution. family, friends and fans are mourning the loss of a music legend. whitney houston has died at the age of 48. we'll show you her final performance given just days ago. your home
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welcome back. i'm claudine wong. >> and i'm mike mibach. that land is where he dumped dozens of bodies. ktvu allie rasmus is live outside san quentin prison. >> reporter: mike shermantine is on death row here. search for more of his victims continues. the san joaquin county spokesman says 30 members from his office and from the state department of justice crime lab are in the town of linden right now. that is where yesterday they discovered part of a skull and human bones near an abandoned well 35 feet below the ground. on thursday and friday nearby calveras county remains belonging to a 25-year-old woman and 16-year-old girl were discover the. the town of linden is where shermantine and his childhood friend loren grew up. they were called the speed freak killers because of their methamphetamine use.
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they were convicted of seven murders between them but they are suspected of having anywhere from 15-20 victims who's bodies were never located. they are using a map that shermantine drew to show where those remains are. three sets of remains have been found. we asked the sheriffs specksman if they were expecting to find more today. >> it appears it's entirely likely as far as we won't know who we have or actually where this investigation is going to take us. until we are able to identify the human remains. >> now this all started when a bounty hunter agreed to pay wesley shermantine p.o. $30,000 on information where his other victims might be buried. his partner in crime was also in prison here until he was paroled just last year. he committed citizen last year when he heard shermantine was
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giving information on where the bodies were buried. in the meantime deputy sheriff says the search for some of the remains will continue for the next several days. he says the search could continue for weeks and that is a very pain staking process. live until san quentin allie rasmus. >> so far some of the remains found have been positively identified as one of shermantine's victims. dental records confirm the skull and bones found belonged to 25-year-old cyndi vanderheiden. she lived in the area and disappeared back in 1998. they are looking to identify the other remains have been found. oakland police are investigating an overnight crash that sent one man to the hospital. it happened early this morning. you can see here that car ended up on its roof. police say the driver was combative and had trouble getting him into answer ambulance. no one else was hurt. oakland police have arrested a man in connection to
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a hit and run crash that sent a woman to the hospital. the red chevy suburban ran her down. she was in the crosswalk waving her arms and yelling for that driver to stop. police caught up with the driver a few blocks away. he may face felony charges depending on the victims condition. san jose police are investigating two traffic related deaths within 12 hours of each other. it happened at 6:45 yesterday morning. police say 77-year-old lee kim tram was walking on rock avenue when she was hit by a car. tram's death came less than 12 hours after another woman was hit on west san carlos street. that driver also stopped. pleasant hill police say the city's first homicide there in two years was not a random attack. 21-year-old michael jones of san pablo was killed friday night. he was in front of a house
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around 10:00 p.m. when he was shot and killed in what witnesses describe as a drive by. the shooter has left neighbors in the normally quiet neighborhood a bit rattles. >> i was on top of the ladder trying to put the whole light fixture in. >> hopefully they apprehend the shooters and they don't come back here. >> a blue saturn raced from the scene after the shots were fired. no arrests have been made. oakland police are investigating the city's 15th homicide of the year. a woman died and a man is in critical condition after someone fired a gun at them as they sat inside a car. it happened outside of a complex. police say they do not have a moltive for the shooting and no arrests have been made. modesto police are look for the people they say killed a teenage boy. around 9:15 friday night a shooting was reported on veracruz avenue. 15-year-old renaldo was
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pronounced dead at the scene. a 19-year-old was also shot and transported to the hospital. witnesses say four men left the scene. we are getting a look at whitney houston's last performance before her death yesterday afternoon at the age of 48. houston took the stage thursday night at a pregrammy party. she sung briefly in a low raspy voice before waving to fans and walking off the stage. reaction is pouring in from fans and celebrities about the sudden death of whitney houston at is a pregrammy party held by clive dais. celebberties stopped to pay their -- celebberties stopped to pay their respects. >> it's devastating she is gone. she is one of the greatest singers of all times.
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plans are being made to honor houston at tonight's grammy awards. it will include a memorial performance by a former american idol contestant. >> i have asked jennifer hudson to come. we are really at this moment talking about what she will do. but it will be something respectful. >> producers of the show say it will not be a full blown attribute to houston because her death is still quote too fresh. new york city's fame apollo theater is also honoring whitney houston. it reads in memory of whitney houston. a true music icon. as we have been reporting houston was pronounced dead just before 4:00 p.m. yesterday. the cause of death is still under investigation. this morning a paraglider was rescued.
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firefighters set up a rescue operation using a picket system to get to the victim. he was taken to san francisco general hospital for evaluation. a dog that suffered years of abuse and negligent is now in need of a loving family. his name is van wrinkle and he arrived at oakland animal services last year. as a result he is now totally deaf and blind in one eye. it's hard to believe that van wrinkle is the same dog that arrived ten months ago. >> to see him now like this running around and having just a fantastic time enjoying himself not being in pain is truly incredible. and this is why i love my work. >> the shelter named him van wrinkle after a character in a children's book. it took ten months of operations, therapy to get him ready for adoption. if you are interested in adoptions van wrinkle you can learn out how to apply on our
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website ktvu.com. the amount of younger children seen in west oakland is decreasing. according to the oakland tribune residence say it has become a rare sight to see children playing in the street or walking to school. that is because families are packing up and leaving the city for safer neighborhoods. they also say in some other cases people have been evicted from their homes and had no choice to leave. the trend appears to be spreading to most major cities. city administrative offices in oakland will be closed tomorrow in observance of lincoln's birthday. police fire, and emergency services will not be effected. parking meters will be enforced. city hall was also closed on friday as a way to save money. on business closure days they get unpaid time off as part of an agreement reached last year to help the city close a $58 million budget deficit. good morning, to you. a live look at the city.
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we have partly sannyasis overhead. low clouds and fog. this morning imparticular the valley locations. seeing visibility down to a quarter of a mile. eighth of a mile in some areas. this lasting through 9:00. ample moisture left behind from that system that brought us a little bit of rain friday and saturday. we will continue with the fog forecast at least through the next half hour or so. improving conditions as we move through the second half of your morning. and then by the afternoon you will notice an increase in clouds. today is a transition day. you will see it. take a look at the satellite and radar. we have the next storm already in our line of sight. it will bring us high clouds first. they will begin to lower, thicken, darken, and by sunset the rain will begin to fall. and then it will slide south by the evening hours. 46 degrees right now. fairfield 42. we are looking add 46 degrees
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san jose. it's a cool start. cooler than yesterday right around the bay. but our inland areas anywhere from 6-8-degrees cooler. noticeably cooler as you step outside this morning. bring along the jacket it will be a cool day. it will be a cloudy day. if you're out for the evening hours make that jacket waterproof. the rain will be developing by the evening hours. for the afternoon today 60 degrees expected in napa. 59 in berkeley. 59 for oakland. boy that is a popular number. concord, hayward, and antioch. 57 for the city and into the south bay slightly warmer. 60 degrees for san jose. along the peninsula upper 50s and low 60s. san mateo and redwood city. five-day forecast let's take a look at what is going on here. rain arriving this evening. earlier in some cases over the north bay. and through the overnight hours while we're sleeping. it will continue to fall in the
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morning. at least the early morning drive. it could be a bit wet. the winds could be strong at times. lingering showers in the forecast were monday. and tuesday which half would be valentines day could bring us a few light showers by the evening hours. i will show you that. i will draw you autothe pattern and time line coming up. back to you. your time now 8:41. controversy over a vending machine. what one students at a pennsylvania college could now buy. give you a live look outside that is the traffic down in the south bay. san jose 280 looking great. it has been a very lazy sunday morning. time now 8:42. you're watching mornings on 2. dñañy
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it is so good. good morning, to you. a live look there over the bay and we've got the bridge in sight. the winds are light. mostly cloudy skies. a scare in pacifica. the fire department was called to the lindimar store late yesterday morning. ross and an adjoining rite aid were evacuated. they had to shut down the heating system. there no injuries.
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strait treasure bill locker is confirming his wife was violently attacked by an exboyfriend. according to the san francisco chronicle she was assaulted on february 3rd at a newark motel. she reportedly met up with an exboyfriend after fighting with her husband. the state treasure says the man was supposed to be arrested but since disappeared. his wife has now filed for a restraining order. at least seven people are dead and three others are missing after an avalanche swept through a village. a five-year-old girl was pulled from the snow alive yesterday. heavy snow has been blanketing that area for more than two weeks. in syria this morning security forces are beginning to ease shelling in the city of holmes. it started almost a week ago and is believed hundreds of people have died so far.
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and in response to the shelling the arab league will immediate to discuss forming a monitoring team to keep an eye on syria. and in washington, d.c. protestors against the syrian president gathered outside the country industries embassy. outside the countries embassy as they chanced free syria. the protestors are calling on the international community if stupp up and make him step down. a listen to cut the countries deficit is scheduled today in greece. officials say the plan is kneed to qualify the country for a $171 billion bailout. protestors are upset because thousands of jobs will be cut and so will the nation's minimum wage. greece's prime minister says if parliament does not approve the plan the results will be chaos. thousands of people took to the streets of tokyo to rally
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against nuclear energy. demonstrators fear more problems could arise in the wake of the disaster. they are calling on the japanese government to abandon nuclear energy all together. nelson mandela's face is rising in power. that announcement was made on the 22nd anniversary of mandela's release from prison. they haven't announced when the new money will go into circulation. a new vending machine at a pennsylvania university is dishing out a little controversy. that machine allows students to purchase the plan b pill for $25. it's also known the as morning after pill and can be found in a machine at the campus health center. while school officials say a majority of the students supported the man, not everyone is on board. >> i'm a very pro life person. for me i think that kind of blows my mind. >> we are all adults here.
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we should be able to make our own choices. >> a statement from the university says they are not encouraging anyone to be sexually active. health officials say plan b should not be used as a form of birth control. high estrogen levels could lead to serious health problems. a california man is very much alive after his obituary appeared in a local paper. he was confused when people began calling to offer their condolences on his untimely manner. his wife was also confused. she contacted the paper and discovered edgar's own sister has turned in the fake obituary. >> he got really sad. i think in your mind if that would happen to you, you would be like why would somebody do that for you? >> erika said her sister made
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up the fake death because she needed time off. the aged memorial quilt has returned to san francisco. 312 panels of that quilt will be condition play. the main exhibit is at the former tower record store. that opens at noon today with an unfolding ceremony and the reading of the names on the quilt. local chocolatiers and brewers came together in richmond for a good cause. chocolate and beer festival was held yesterday. it featured sweet makers and about a dozen brewers. >> there is chocolate that has beer in them and beer that has chocolate in it. it desolves into the beer and gives it the flavors. >> proceeds went to the children's learning center. the center helps children with
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social or behavioral needs transition into public school. >> your time is 8:50. valentines day is quickly approaching. pay attention. some businesses will be very busy through tuesday. outside our doors at this hour cloudy conditions. a little bit of valley fog out there this morning. belated afternoon and early eve -- by late afternoon and early evening some rain.
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check out this video. this is from the town of kidon in chile where people were seeing red yesterday. what a mess. hundreds came out for the massive tomato fight. by the end it looks like all those people were covered in tomatoes from head to toe. local growers supplied those tomatoes. valentines day is the sweetest time of the year for sees candy. the company says the valentines day holiday accounts for 10% of the companies annual sales. in anticipation of the business sees candy stores will be extending store hours. they plan to be open from 8:30:00 a.m. to 9:30:00 p.m. at all locations. and valentines day also busy one for federal agents at miami international airport. they are inspecting flower shipments looking for insects or diseases that could arm u.s. produce and plants. last year the airport processed
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about 673 million stems during the valentines season. girl scout cookies go on sale in the bay area tomorrow. look at that. 90,000 boxes arrived in san francisco. thin mint are awesome. this year is the 100th anniversary of the tasty tradition that raises money for the activity and teaches girls business skills. they worked all day to attribute the cookies. >> like most of the girl scouting this is yust a fabulous effort by volunteers. everybody here is a volunteer. the kids are working hard. we do quite a how long amount of work in one day. it's fun to be part of. >> those cookies go on sale tomorrow and cost $4 a box. they now accept debt and credit cards. >> even more dangerous. let's check in with rosemary. i know we have weather moving our way. including snow. >> yes snow will be arriving. if you're coming back from the
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sierra today or know somebody who is we are dry. a foot of fresh powder expected over some of the highest elevations. that is great news. outside our doors we are cloudy. a patchy dense fog advisory that will expire in part of the north bay valley locations. sitting in the 40s here. areas right around oakland now reporting 50. we are cooler than we were 24 hours ago. getting out to the farmers market this morning bring along that jacket. again we are talking about rain arriving. by sunset this evening over the coast north bay sliding through as we sleep. tomorrow morning could be a bit heavy as we get back to work. we could use it though. we are not going to complain. snow over the sierra. snow levels dropping down about 4,000 feet. it looks like tuesday night could be a little sketchy. may see a few sprinkles for valentines day evening. increasing clouds for today. upper 50s and low 60s. and your extended forecast
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shows you this storm that will bring us snow finally to the sierra. going to really cool us back. mid upper 50s in the forecast. monday and tuesday and wednesday afternoon. back to you. the story of palo alto high along jeremy lin keeps rolling. he didn't have his best night shooting. 1-13 in the second half. impressive score right there. late in the game things were tied up when lin heads to the night. he makes one of the two free throws. minnesota with a chance at the buzzard and the shot is offline and the lin mystique continues. the final round of this years at & t pebble beach proam is under way and cal grad charlie wi shot a three under 69 yesterday to build a three- shot lead. tiger woods is just under.
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phil mickelson six shots back and he and tiger will be paired together today. third of american cities want to be considered as a host for the 2022 winter olympic games. salt lake city wants to be considered. it hosted the game ten years ago and still has the infrastructure to hold the olympics. they have until next year to submit a formal bid. time now is 8:58. the third hour of ktvu mornings on 2 is ahead with these new stories. the star studded ceremony taking place in san francisco as the pac 12 gets ready to make history. shop till you drop. the big ticket item. and striking it rich the $336 million jackpot one lucky person is taking home. and the more germs we can spread on our hands.
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the search for more victims of the san" indeath row up mate is already underway happening miles from the bay area. a tree down in a castro valley neighborhood. what the family said woke them up. the new information we are
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learning about the sudden death of singer whitney houston. those stories and much more on the third hour of "mornings on 2". good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2". i'm mike mibach. >> i'm claudine wong. for another check of the forecast, here's rosemary orozco. >> good morning to you. it's overcast. we have some valley fog, patchy dense fog advisory over parts of the north bay valley locations allowed to expire, improving conditions. we will see increasing clouds breaking away from the low clouds, high cloud move in this after noofnlt they lower, sink and they goin drop some rain. we have rain coming back for the evening hours. the search for human remains continues today in san joaquin county. authorities uncovered the latest remains yesterday in a well near the town of linden.
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a convicted serial killer is behind these discoveries. >> his name is wesley shermantine. he is on death row here at san quentin. the search for his victims continued in san joaquin county. the sheriff told me this morning that right now there are about 30 investigators from his office and from the state department of justice crime lab all in linden, very close to stockton. that's where yesterday investigators discovered part of a human skull and some bones near an abandoned well 35 feet below the ground. investigators are using a map wesley shermantine drew to search for the remains. so far the map appears to be accurate. on thursday and friday remains belonging to a 25-year-old woman and 16-year-old girl were discovered. in license len the excavator you see in the video is being used to unearth tons of dirt. this morning investigators are
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carefully sifting through that dirt to search for more bone fragments. >> i imagine because of us having to slow it down and go through the debris, as fine as we are, it's going to take several days and maybe weeks. >> reporter: the town of linden is where wesley shermantine and his friend gree grew up. the men were convict find killing cell people in the 1980s and 1990s. they were called the speed freak killers because of their methamphetamine use. they were convicted of seven murders between them. they're suspected of having 15 to 20 victims whose bodies were never found. wesley shermantine's partner in crime was also imprisoned until he was paroled last year. he committed cd last year when he learned that wesley shermantine was giving out information on where the bodies were buried. the deputy sheriff said it's entirely likely that investigators will find more human remains at that site in
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linden later today. back to you. so far only one set of remains has been positively identified as one of wesley shermantine's victims. the sheriff's deputies say dental records confirm a skull found belongs to 25-year-old cindy vannedderhyden. she lived in the area and disappeared in 1995. a castro valley family is working to remove a 15-foot tree that came on to tore driveway at a home on wilson avenue. the tree landed on two cars and took down a power line. pg&e and the fire department both responded to the scene. there were four people in the house at the time. it's not clear what caused that tree to fall. >> he seen the light flash like lightning. i thought it was raining. >> pg&e was able to fix the
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power line. the family is now responsible for cutting up and disposing of that tree. there are allegations from some of the neighbors that a broken sewer line near the home is responsible for the ground shifting and causing the tree to fall. oakland police have arrested two occupy protesters after a march in downtown. about 50 people march trd frank ogawa plaza last night. after that march, 20 protesters confronted a highway patrol officer. after that a woman kicked a police sergeant in the leg. while they were arresting that woman, police say a man tried to pull her away. he was also arrested. another protester struck a sergeant in the head with the protest sign and then ran off. the tents are still up at uc berkeley's occupy cal camp. demonstrators have been there since thursday. it's been three months since that first camp was forcibly removed during violent confrontations with police. occupiers are calling for an end to tuition hikes at the
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university and tell us they're getting good feedback on their return. >> people were happy to see us back. that makes it worth it in my mind. i'm glad that people are excited for us to return. >> campus police y they've repeatedly asked those demonstrators to clear out that camp because it's illegal to set up camp tents on campus. in election 2012, mitt romney celebrating to weekend victories. stay with us because coming up, the voters catapulting him to the top and what's next in this ongoing fight for the gop nomination. the body of 48-year-old singer whitney houston arrived at the l.a. county morgue early this morning. she was found dead in her room at the beverly hilton hotel late yesterday afternoon. according to tmz, legal prescription drugs were in the room and houston's body was discovered in the bathtub. police say she had a large group of people with her at the hotel including family and
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friends. investigators say it is unclear who discovered the body before calling for help. >> the fire department responded with hotel security up to miss houston's room. they found her unresponsive. they attempted lifesaving resuscitation measures. unfortunately, they were not successful. at approximately 3:55 p.m., whitney houston was pronounced dead. >> during her career, houston won six grammys, 30 billboard awards and 22 american music awards. she famously battled drug addiction and went to rehab twice. last year it was reported she was receiving outpatient treatment for drug use. these are some of the last pictures of whitney houston alive. they were taken as she left a pregrammy party thursday night in los angeles. people at the party say she was drinking heavily but appeared to be fine. houston also sang at that party in what will be known as her last performance. stay with is "mornings on 2" for much more on the passing of whitney houston.
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ahead, the impact her death will have on tonight's grammys and reaction from hollywood and houston's last performance before her death. good morning to you. a mix of sun and clouds this morning. low clouds still hanging around and we are still dealing with patchy dense fog over parts of the north bay. the dense fg advisory has been extended. visibility is tough in some of the valley locations. take it easy until about 11:00 o'clock. visibility a quarter mile. we have high clouds off the coastline. we expect them to bring us mostly cloudy skies today. mix of zahn cloudses. low clouds this morning. by this evening as they thicken up, showers developing. quarter inch or so, even less than that. the winds are really expected to kick up.
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we've got a little light rain here about sunset. it will continue through the evening hours. tomorrow morning we wake up to a few scattered showers a possibility. by the evening hours, it looks like the evening drive will be pretty good. possibility of maybe a little rain vallejo evening. 48 degrees san francisco right now, 51 in oakland, 47 in napa, 51 hayward. around the bay area, temperatures are a bit cooler than yesterday. upper 50s, low 60s for the afternoon today. 59 oakland, 57 san francisco. 60 san jose, 62 morgan hill. 59 for santa cruz. showers will arrive early on over the north bay, then by 9:00, 10:00, it should be down into san jose. light rain expected monday morning, could be damp for most
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of us. 56 degrees in the afternoon. this storm is a colder one. tuesday, vallejo, 57 for the high. overnight lows will be chilly. we're getting some snow for the sierra. we'll look at an advisory expected later today. time for your live drivetime traffic. this is the golden gate bridge. traffic in both directions of 101 looking great as is the bridge. the bay bridge, next weekend westbound traffic going into san francisco will be shut down. the upper deck will not be open. eastbound traffic is good to go. the upper deck going into san francisco will be closed starting friday night. san francisco muni's elteraville line is shut down because of a new track switch system being installed. the work is scheduled until
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4:30 a.m. tomorrow. there is a bus shuttle in place. the family us chinese new yeara paid in san francisco helped to kick off the year of the dragon with a bang. it is the largest lunar new year celebration of its kind outside of asia. yesterday more than 100 floats and groups took part in the event. this parade started in the 1860s by the chinese community in san francisco. since then parade and festival has grown to educate people about asian culture. >> this is special because of the history of chinese americans. it's also a time where we can share our culture. >> it was named one of the top ten parades in the world by the international festivals and events association. california democrats are gathering for their state convention this weekend much the reason their focus and all about the math. it's only been a few weeks since christmas. more americans are opening up
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their wallets. the big ticket item behind this sudden surge. apple is in another legal fight over its popular iphone. the competitor it does not want you to see on store shelves. @ñh@
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good morning to you. it looks like a variety of low and high level clouds sweeping
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over the oakland estuary this morning. state democrats will wrap up their convention today. governor jerry brown addressed attendees yesterday in san diego. democrats also heard from house minority leader nancy pelosi. >> for democrats the priority is 25 seats in the house of representatives, but also key seats in the state assembly and senate to get to the 2/3 so we can start dealing with some of the big challenges we face in this state. >> protesters are at the democratic convention in san diego including a group opposed to the national defense authorization act. that law allows the federal government to detain people suspected of terrorism. >> this act which is now law guts the bill of rights. it guts the sixth amendment, eighth amendment, first
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amendment. this goes right to the heart of american citizens' basic, fundamental rights. >> protesters say they are now calling on democrats to help repeal that law. mitt romney has avoided a fourth defeat in a row. he won the maine caucuses yesterday with 38% of the vote. the victory is not a landslide. ron paul came in second with 36% of the vote. saturday's win comes after mitt romney traveled to the state and urged voters for their support. >> i want to be your mom nee. i want to beat president barack obama. i believe i can. i believe i'm the one person in this race who can beat the president. >> next contests are february 28 in next arizona and michigan, then super tuesday. mitt romney cord another win at the cpac straw poll in
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washington, d.c. he addressed that conference friday and he won yesterday with 38% of the vote. rick santorum came in second with 15%. ron paul had 12%. stay with ktvu.com for continuing coverage on election 2012. click on the news tab at the top of the home page and then click on politics. president barack obama will submit his 2013 budge tote congress tomorrow. it's likely to get a chilly response from republicans. the budget calls for the so- called buffett rule which would make americans who earn more than $1 million a year pay at least a 30% income tax rate. previously some republicans had called the proposal class warfare. party leaders have complained the president is not doing enough to shrink the deficit. on tuesday vice president biden will meet the chinese vice president at the white house. the two leaders will also meet with president barack obama and other senior administration officials. the chinese vice president will
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then travel to los angeles. he is expected to be the next chinese president. apple has filed a u.s. patent lawsuit against samsung. the company wants a federal judge to halt sales of the samsung galaxy nexus smart phone while the case makes its way through the core. the lawsuit involves four apple patents. apple has filed other lawsuits against samsung claiming the company's products violated numerous apple patents. the commerce department will release the january retail sales report tuesday. we're getting a sneak peek. analysts say sales probably increased by .8% last month, if true, that would be the biggest jump in four months. analysts say an increase in car sales is likely fueling the jump. on tuesday online gaming company zenga will report its first earnings since going public in december it. could be a very good report.
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when facebook filed its ipo paperwork earlier this month it showed 12% of its revenue comes from san francisco-based company. a top boeing executive says a glitch on its 87 # dreamliner planes is trust raight but shouldn't delay production goals. the company fixed a problem scored earlier this month on some of the fuselages. boeing says it will still boost production rates to make ten dream liners per month by the end of next year. see's candy is expecting record sales this weekend with people buying something sweet for their valentine. the companies the valentine's day holiday accounts for 10% of the company's annual sales. the storlz be stengd store hours monday and tuesday. they'll be open from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at all locations. this morning someone in rhode island is waking up $336
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million richer. the winning ticket to last night's massive powerball jackpot was sold in rhode island. the identity of the new multimillionaire has not been released. two tickets for $1 million for the second prize were also sold, one in minnesota, the other in wisconsin. happy ending after a story of survival. the bay area dog now up for adoption. >> it's the biggest night of the year for the music industry. the impact whitney houston's death will have on the grammys tope. mostly clear skies over parts of the bay, mostly cloudy in other areas. some of us dealing with patchy dense fog.
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frank! frank! get my jean bin, susie wants my jeans. no she doesn't. here we go. nice and loose. ohhh. those are loose, but i actually just ordered three pairs of this kind. ooooohhhh. oh. when it's on your mind, it's on ebay. heavy snowfall as can you see filling that street has isolated people living in are
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remote italian towns. snow-covered roads have brought traffic to a halt and stopped deliver ease headed south. rome also getting hit boy this winter weather after 26 years without a significant snowfall. a highway near cleveland, ohio, is back open this morning after a massive pileup. 25 to 50 cars were involved in the crash yesterday as a winter snow dumped several inches of snow on that area causing near whiteout conditions. no one was seriously injured. we're going to get some snow here. maybe not today, but tomorrow. >> yes. it looks like we'll get some rain tonight. it looks like the sierra will pick up some snow. mount hamilton perhaps, above 4,000 feet, we may get a a sprinkle here. it could come tomorrow morning. we have high clouds approaching the coast already. a little rain over northern california. this will be sliding south over
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the course of the afternoon and it looks like right about sunset over parts of the north bay and the coast could see sprinkles and they will become more widespread through the evening hours and overnight. winter weather advisory starting at midnight for the see areaa. snow levels down to 4,000 feet. a foot of snow expected at the highest elevations. over the north bay valley fog still creating poor visibility, so take it easy out there. 40s and low 50s in the forecast right now. evening showers lingering for monday. it will be very cool, could be blustery, we could see winds really crank up tonight and last through tomorrow. afternoon showers will remain. then we dry out. we start out valentine's day dry. in the evening we may see a it few sprinkles, dry wednesday,
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thursday. back to you. a dog that suffered years of abuse and neglect is now in need of a loving family. van winkle is his name. he arrived at oakland animal services last april. he was bruised, emaciated and his fur was severely matted. he is deaf and blind in one eye. it's hard to believe he is the same dog that arrived just ten months ago. >> to see him now like this running around and having a fantastic time enjoying himself norkts being in pain, is truly incredible. this is why i love my work. >> the shelter named him van winkle after a character in a children's book. it took ten months of operations, therapy and foster care to get him ready for adoption. it's grammy night. the stars are preparing to celebrate. the grammys will be held tonight in los angeles. producers are promising an exciting mix of presenters and performers. kanye west leads the pack with
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seven nominations. adele is expected to be another big winner. tonight's grammys will also include a memorial performance for whitney houston. the change was announced shortly after news of the singer's death broke. >> i've asked jennifer hudson to come and we're really at this moment talking about what she's going to do. it will be something respectful. >> producers of the show say it will not be a full blown tribute to whitney houston because her death is still too fresh. first lady michelle obama is celebrating the second anniversary of her let's move initiative. she made a stop at the wall disney world resort in florida yesterday for an event to promote fitness. she joined hundreds of children and their families while they danced and played physical games. disney stars and professional athletes were also there to model healthy living. >> we're celebrating the second anniversary of let's move. i have been traveling all over
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the country. >> it's a great way to get young kids moving in the house. >> florida was the last stop on the first lady's let's move tour. the bay area's jeremy lynn does it again. the impressive performance against the timberwolves. a rare crime in a normally quiet community. details on the victim we're now learning. our coverage of whitney houston's death continues with reaction from her hollywood peers and the possible job offer she was about to receive.
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good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2". i'm claudine wong. >> i'm mike mibach. continuing coverage this morning as the search for more victims of convicted serial killer wesley shermantine continues. so far three bodies in three days have been recovered. coming up, where investigators are looking and how many more bodies they could uncover. pleasant hill police say the city's first homicide in two years was not a random attack. investigators say 21-year-old michael de juan jones of san pablo was killed friday night. he was in front of a house around 10:00 p.m. when he was shot and killed in what witnesses describe was a drive-by shooting. neighbors are rattled. >> i'm trying to put the whole
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light fixture in. boom, boom, boom. >> hopefully they'll come back here. >> witnesses say a blue saturn raced from the scene after the shots were fired some of the far no arrests have been made. in oakland police are investigating the city's 15th homicide of the year. a woman died and a man is in critical condition after someone fired a gun at them as they sat together in a car. it happened just before 6:00 yesterday morning outside an apartment complex on 35 the and alandale avenues. police do not have a motive and no arrests have been made. oakland police arrested man in connection with a hit and run crash that sent a woman to the hospital. witnesses say a red sheavey suburban ran her down on international boulevard at 80th avenue yesterday. she was reportedly in that crosswalk waving her arms and yelling for the driver to sto. police did catch up with the driver and that's where they arrested him. he may face felony charges depending on the victim's condition. san jose police are
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investigating two traffic related deaths within twelve hours of each other. the latest happened at 6:45 a.m. yesterday. police say a 77-year-old woman was walking on oakland road near rock avenue when she was hit by a car. the driver did stop at the scene. her death came less than twelve hours after another woman was hit and killed by a car at meridian avenue and west can carlos street. that driver also stopped. a paraglideer is recovering after being rescued from a cliff. he was found 150 feet below the bluff which is in the area muscle rock in daly city. firefighters set up a rescue operation using a picket system to get to the victim. he was taken to the hospital for evaluation. the music industry is in mourning over the death of whitney houston. an ambulance carrying her body drove off from the beverly
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hilton hotel early this morning, eight hours after being found in a motel room. the cause of death is not known. she was 48 years old. we have reaction to her at possible job offer we're herring about. >> heartbreaking news out of the entertainment world, singer whitney houston found dead in her california hotel room. >> sad. at 3:55 p.m. this afternoon, whitney houston was pronounced dead at beverly hilton hotel. >> rescue crews tried to resuscitate the singer but had no luck. >> they did initially begin lifesaving resuscitation measures. >> the news of her death coming just one night before the music industry's biggest event, the grammys. >> it's a very sad day for us. it's going to be tough to recover from, but we go on with the show. >> it's still unclear exactly what happened. for now law enforcement seem to
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be ruling out foul play. >> there were no obvious signs of any criminal intent at this time. >> the 48-year-old had publicly battled with drug abuse and went twice to reheart habe. the powerhouse singer first hit the scene in the 1980s. her career peaked a decade later. >> whitney houston burst on the scene a with a multiplatinum album in 1985. her career continued to soar through the 190s when she even appeared in motion pictures. >> her career fizzled. her comeback failed to win over fans and critics. over the last couple of years critics complained that her voice wasn't the same. fans walked out of her shows and whitney even cancelled some of her performances. >> some of her close friends say she seemed fine in recent days. here's an interesting bit of information, simon cowell telling the media he was considering her for a judge for
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his singing competition. back to you. >> celebrities stopped to pay their respects at a pregrammy party held by houston's producer clive davis. fans gathered at the beverly hilton hotel where her body was found. >> it's devastating that she's gone. she's one of the greatest singers of all time. i've listened to her since i was a little girl. >> i'm venturing out to say this and may get some flak, there will never be another voice like that. >> plans are now being made to honor houston at the grammys tonight. it will include a memorial performance by "american idol" winner jennifer hudson. we're getting a look at whitney houston's last performance before her death yesterday at the age of 48. houston took the stage thursday night at a pregrammy party. she sung briefly in a low raspy voice before waveing to fans and walking off the stage.
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stay with ktvu.com for continuing coverage on the death of whitney houston. two young boys killed by their father have been laid to rest by friends and family. hundreds of people attended yesterday's memorial held in tacoma, washington. last sunday the two brothers died during a scheduled visit with their father. >> this moment is about two beautiful boys. there have been all kinds of things said surrounding those boys and how we got here is a story well known. but what we do here and the spirit that we do have here is up to us. >> officials say the boys' father, josh powell, brought his sons into his home, attacked them and set the house on fire. powell died in that fire with
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his sons. a third ship with a reported outbreak of sick passengers is now back in port. the ship celebrity constellation docked yesterday in florida. officials say several crew members and passengers showed signs of the norovirus. this is the gastrointestinal illness that causes symptoms similar to the stomach new. another cruise ship that reportedly suffered a it norovirus outbreak is now back to sea. the crown princess departed yesterday on its way to the caribbean. the nor owe vier sus being blamed for an illness out break at a cheerleading championship event in everrette, washington. more than 200 people became sick at the event. tests confirmed it was the norovirus.
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they expect the number of infected people to grow as the investigation continues. good morning to you. a variety of clouds out there and we even have some sunshine. if you are in the north bay, valley fog definitely an issue there this morning. there is a dense fog advisory until 11:00 a.m. 51 degrees right now san francisco, cooler over the north bay, so it's foggy, chilly. 48 in napa, 40 santa rosa. 50 in livermore. we're seeing more sunshine there. 52 in san jose. high clouds nad to the low clouds out there. so moisture remaining bringing the fog and the low clouds. that will break away. high clouds on the increase this afternoon ahead of the next storm. visibility down to a quarter
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mile, even less, in some cases. take at that easy. take it easy. patchy fog and that dense fog advisory through 11:00 a.m. partly to mostly cloudy skies this afternoon. rain will develop by early evening. we're mostly cloudy today. we're cool, upper 50s, low 60s. clouds and cool weather today. by 5:00 or so we have light rain over the north bay, along the peninsula, sliding just inside the bay. most of the rain will sweep through overnight. monday morning, looks like we'll see a little sunshine, a little cloud cover, a few scattered showers will remain in the forecast. 5 for novato today, 59 in berkly, 57 san francisco, 56 along the coast to pacifica. in addition to the clouds, rain developing later tonight. we have wind with this storm.
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expect the winds to kick up 10- 20 miles per hour or so especially along the coast and the waters could be dangerous tomorrow morning. 60 degrees san jose, 62 morgan hill. showers tonight, showers a possibility for monday. a cold storm will bring some snow to the sierra. mid- to upper 50s the afternoon high monday. tuesday looks like maybe a few sprinkles. by tuesday night, we'll track that. the story of palo alto high alum jeremy lynn just keeps rolling. last night he put up 20 points on the minnesota timberwolves. he did not really have his best night shooting. things were all tied up late in the game when lynn drives to the basket. he's fouled and would make one of two of free-throws. minnesota with a chance to win at the buzzer, but the shot goes off line.
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the pac 12 will break ground on its new network studio in san francisco tomorrow that. studio will be be the home to the pac 12 network and the pack 12 digital network. it will debut in august with original programming and 850 lye pac 12 sports events each year. the final round of the pebble beach pro am is now underway. charlie wi,shot a 3 under 69 yesterday. tiger woods is in that hunt with four back. the closest he's been to a 54- hole leader on the pga tour since the 2010 masters. >> i missed in all the right shot spots. even though my game was slightly off today, it's not as off as it used to be which is very good. >> phil mickleson is six shots back. he and tiger will be paired
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together today. still ahead, the doubt sarah palin is raising about mitt romney and his presidential campaign. more demand from the catholic bishops as they react to president barack obama's birth control policies. the search for more victims of a san quentin death row inmate is underway this morning. it's happening miles from the bay area. we'll tell you what investigators have told us about what they're doing today. sweetheart. we need to talk.
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good morning. 50 degrees in san jose at the hour. cool and dry for the afternoon, turning wet and breezy tonight. let recap the top stories. the body of singer whitney houston was found in a beverly
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hills hotel yesterday afternoon. the cause of death has not been determined. there are reports she was found in the bathtub with prescription pills in the room. state democrats will wrap up their three-district attorney convention today. governor jerry brown addressed attendees yesterday in san diego. democrats also heard from nancy pelosi. a castro valley family is working to dispose of a 15-foot tree that came down on their driveway early this morning that landed on two cars and brought down a power line. pg&e repaired that line. the search for human remains continues this morning in san joaquin county. authorities discovered more remains yesterday. it's all due to a convicted serial killer who is on death row at san quentin. >> reporter: his name is wesley shermantine. he is on death row here at san quentin. the search to find more of his victims is already underway
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this morning miles from here in san joaquin county. this is video of san joaquin county in the town of linden near stockton. that's where 30 investigators from san joaquin county sheriff's office and the california department of justice crime lab are this morning. it was yesterday at this site that investigators discovered part of a skull and human bones near an abandoned well 35 feet below the ground. investigators are using a map wesley shermantine drew to search for his victims remains. so far this map appears to be fairly accurate. on thursday and friday, in remains belonging to a 25-year- old woman and a 16-year-old girl were also discovered. back in linden the excavator you are seeing has been used to unearth tons of dirt. this morning investigators are carefully sifting through all that dirt to look for more bone fragments. >> it appears that it's highly likely we'll find more victims. we won't know he who we have or
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where this investigation is going to take us. we'll continue our efforts here to gather as many human remains as possible so that ultimately we can bring them home to their loved ones. >> reporter: the town of linden is where wesley shermantine and his childhood friend grew up. the men were convicted of killing several people. they were called the speed freak killers because of their method mean use. they were convicted of seven murders between them. they're suspected of having many more victims, 15 to 20 victims, and many of those victims have never been found. wesley shermantine's partner in crime was in prison here in san quentin until he was paroled last year. he committed suicide last year when he learned that wesley shermantine was giving information on where the bodies were buried. the deputy sheriff says the search efforts that you see there in linden will continue today. they'll continue for the next several days, possibly for the coming weeks. back to you.
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pg&e capped off a gas leak that caused a scare in pacificca at a roth store. the fire department was called to the store yesterday after some people noticed a strong smell of gas. the ross was evacuated. the heating system was shut down. there were no injuries. merchants in san francisco are enjoying the rush of business from the lunar new year celebration. the festival brings thousands of tourists to the city. sales are booming right now in chinatown. >> we're all busy. >> i think it's 99% in terms of our occupancy. that's the chinese new year coupled with a few other things going on in the city right now. >> visitors we spoke to say they're planning to spend $2,000 in the city this weekend. former alaska governor sarah palin says she's he not a
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fan of gop presidential front- runner mitt romney. >> i am not convinced and i don't think that the majority of gop and independent voters are convinced. that's why you don't see romney get over that hump. he's still in the 30% mark when it comes to approval and primary wins and caucus wins. he still -- >> sarah palin made those remarks today on "fox news sunday." she said room flee needs to talk about a solution to the problems facing america. catholic bishops are still unhappy despite president barack obama's policy change on birth control. yesterday president barack obama said religious employers will not be forced to pay for birth control for employees. instead insurance companies will be required to provide contraception for free. at first the conference of bishops said the policy change was a step in the right direction. now they say providing women with access to contraception is
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a quote grave moral concern. senator dianne feinstein is commenting on the policy change. she announced disappointment in the president's new policy but said it can be lived with. she says it was something the president had to do. a new vending machine at a pennsylvania university is stocked up and causing controversy. students at shippensburg university can purchase the plan b pill, also known as the morning after pill. it's $25 and it's found at a machine at the campus health center. while school officials say a majority of the students did support the plan, not everyone is on board. >> i'm a very pro life person. for me i think that blows my mind. >> we're all adults here. i feel like we should be able to make our own choices. >> a statement from the university says, they are not encrnlging anyone to be sleex active. health officials say plan b should not be used as a form of
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birth control because it has highest general levels which can lead to serious health problems. a new campaign is underway to put a key u.s. ally during the vietnam war on a u.s. postage stamp. supporters have started a petition to get the postal service to put the late general on a stamp. he led a c.i.a. backed guerilla army in laos during the vietnam war. he died last year. in syria today security forces are beginning to ease shelling in the city of homs. the shelling started almost a week ago. it's believed that hundreds of people have died so far. those attacks come as opposition forces continue to demand syrian president assad step down in. response to the shelling the arab league will meet today in cairo to discuss forming a monitoring team to watch syria.
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in washington, d.c., protesters against the syrian government gathered yesterday outside the country's embassy. they chanted, free syria and held posters depicting the president as hitler. the protesters are calling on the international community to step up and make assad step down. a vote on an us a tarity plan is schedule ford today in greece. the plan is needed to qualify the country for a bailout from the european union. some protesters are upset because thousands of jobs will be cut along with the nation's minimum wage. greece's prime minister says if parliament does not aprove the plan, the result could be chaos. they are coming. when you can get thin mints from the girl scouts. the memorial to aids victims makes etc. return to the bay area. where and when you can see it. outside a mix of sun and clouds guestinga live look at
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san rafael where we've got a lot of fog over parts of the north bay. we'll talk about that advisory, when we scwect b expect rain to return also.
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teem for your live drivetime traffic. the sunol grade, sun is shining out there. the roads are dry. that will change later on today when the rain heads in. let's go over to the bay bridge. traffic is moving on the incline just fine as people head into the city. you see that lit-up traffic sign at the start of the incline. that's warning everyone that friday night the westbound direction does shut down. city administrative officials offices in oakland will be closed in observance of lincoln's birthday. police, fire and emergency services won't be affected. parking meters will still be enforced. city hall was closed friday to save money. on business closure days, city
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employees get unpaid time off as part of an agreement reached last year to try to help the city close a $5 million budget deficit. the aids medical real quilt has returned to san francisco 312 panels of the quilt will be on display at five locations throughout the city through president's day. the main exhibit is at the former tower records store on market near 16th street. that opens at noon today with a ceremony and reading of the names on the quilt. girl scout cookies go on sale in the bay area tomorrow. 90,000 boxes arrived yesterday in san francisco. this is the 100th anniversary of the tradition. it raises money for the troop activities and does teach the girls business skills. >> this is a fabulous effort by volunteers. everybody here is a volunteer. the kids are working hard. leaders are working hard. we do quite a huge.
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a work in one day. it's really fun to be part of. >> those cookies go on sale tomorrow. they cost $4 a box. scouts now accept debit and credit cards. let's dive into the weather. >> rain is coming. i'll take my cookie any way, cool, warm. we have cool conditions outside. a variety of weather going on. we're showing you shots of sunshine and we have shots like this, where plenty of low cloud cover, even thick fog, is causing some issues. in areas right around the valley and north bay, in particular, the north bay valley dealing with a dense fog advisory lasting through the morning hours until about 11:00 o'clock or so. we'll be partly to mostly cloudy. we have low clouds and then high clouds coming in later
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today. rain arrives tonight. it will be with us, north bay, coast could see a few sprinkles as early as sunset, then it will continue in the overnight hours. tomorrow morning we could wake up damp. a few scattered showers remain in the forecast. upper 50s, low 60s. winds will be light and kick up in the evening hour. it could be blustery tomorrow. we dry out tuesday night or monday night. tuesday night maybe a few sprinkles in time for valentine's day. >> thank you. >> that's our report for this morning. thank you for trusting ktvu, channel 2 news. >> join us at 5:00. have a great sunday.
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