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will a referee craft bart deal number two? a big rig you crash blocking a fire on interstate 80 in pinal. how long it took firefighters to clear the road for the morning commute. we are live in anitoch where police chased a suspect through several cities at speeds up to 100 miles an hour. we will tell you what set off the chase and if anyone was hurt. a weather record set it had. a live look outside on this fifth straight day. which area of the bay is most
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at risk? mornings on 2 starts now. good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. these are live pictures from news chopper 2 from oakland where fire crews are responding to a fire at an abandoned home. you can see quite a few firefighters up on the roof and some smoke leaking from just the edge of that roof. we'll be physical this developing news and have details there -- we will be following this develop news and have details for you. sal will give us more details shortly. i am tori campbell. >> i am dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. steve, it was 25 when i left the house. >> i believe it. there is a lot of cold out there. there is 20s all over the place. warmer afternoon, high temps very, very slowly. this is a very slow warm-up. yes, it is. the days are so short. it's mainly confined to the coast or areas down in santa cruz to monterey. where is the rain?
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it's not here any time soon. it's dry for the extended outlook. i have seen 10, 15 days. that can change. but very cold this morning. 20s showing up. south san jose, menlo park, palo alto, hayward 33. so the coast is cold. 20s for fairfield, concord is in there. walnut creek 25. santa rosa 24. 36 half moon bay and lots of 30s showing up. it feels colder to me this morning than it did yesterday. freeze warning for the north bay. valleys until 9:00. a little system will brush us tomorrow with a few high clouds. lots of sun today. maybe a patch or two of fog near the coast. that system is enhancing a little bit of patchy fog. 50s on the temps. they go 60, though. we have breaking news out of oakland where there has been a building fire in west oakland here. firefighters are on the roof of
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a building on 24th near market in west oakland. this had is somewhere near interstate 980. earlier we could see smoke coming up from the area that was visable from the freeway. right now you can see firefighters are on the roof. this is reported as an abandoned building. oakland fire investigators are on the way to see. this building apparently has been on fire before, according to reports. we also do know that the market street at 24th the intersection may be blocked by several fire engines and fire trucks. let's move along. we will have more on this coming up soon. let's look at the bay bridge toll plaza. backed up for a 15-20 minute delay. highway 4, you can see some slow traffic in anitoch. drive times here on 24 pleasant hill cold to cauldecott 8
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minutes. 880/238 san lorenzo to free month is 23 minutes. that's beginning to ramp up. 70:34. back to the bisque. >> thank you, sal. bart management and bart's two major unions will sit down with a federal mediator today. it's in hopes of finalizing a contract process which began nine months and two strikes ago. ktvu's john baker is at headquarters negotiations in oakland where that meeting begins in a few hours. >> reporter: headquarters is here at the caltrans building, which is neutral territory. but the parties really don't like each other. a lot is at stake since failure remains an option on a bart contract that has seen the most rancor that we have seen in decades. in fact, bart riders and the public appear to be getting very tired of a dysfunctional system that many say keeps it in limbo. its saying it needs billions of dollars to move into the
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future. riders blame both sides. i don't think it's right for them to make more than 400,000 people unhappy. they get good pay, number one. and, two, they should think about us. >> i think that it's nuts for these guys to go on strike. that's the reason i always vote against bart bonds, taxes, and against caltrans. they are going to go on strike and shut down anyway. >> maybe they should have a mediator, you know. arbitration. just take it out of the hands of the board and the union and say this is what you are going to do. >> reporter: there is a lot of politics at play here, and that's important. the unions have to decide who is going to lead them forward into the future. bart board members are elected but this time by the public. bart management is going to have to make peace with the work he is where there is very little right now. when a true and final settlement will be reached is anyone's
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guess since bart unions are suing bart for unfair labor practices over this in a court of law. reporting live, channel 2 news. 7:05. new this morning all lanes are reopened on interstate 80 after a fiery big rig crash hours ago. it happened 2:30 this morning. the chp says a big rig driver could not stop. after several cars collided, hit a barrier and a honda was sent spinning across the freeway. it took firefighters two hours to put out the flames. >> when the big rig hit it spun it and september it sliding again. by that time everybody had self-extricated. >> reporter: the driver of the honda suffered minor just. now, a high-speed chase went through several east bay cities, reached speeds of 100 miles an hour or more. ktvu's tara moreiority is in
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anitoch telling us about this wild pursuit and a police officer hit by a car? we seem to be having a technical problem with tara. we will get back to tara in a few minutes. we want it let you know there is more new information this morning. a labor group says conditions have improved at chinese factories that make apple's iphones, but it says more must be done to reduce the number of hours that employees work there. the audit from the fair labor association found fox com factories have reached almost all the goals called for after an investigation last year. apple joined the fair labor association amid reports of sweat shop conditions at its factories. a debate is brewing in san francisco between the response of emergency vehicles and the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists. supervisor scott weiner tells the examiner that the fire
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department is trying to amend traffic projects within the city that are designed to improve the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists. last year cars hit about 950 pedestrians in san francisco. that's about three-quarters of the fire department's work load. the examiner reports that fire officials oppose widening bike lanes and extensions across walks because they may slow down emergency vehicles. time now 7:07. wild pigs have been going hog wild in sonoma county. the press democrat reports wild pigs have been breeding a lot. they can have up to three large liters a year. the farmers have been known to tear through their fields looking for food ranging from weeds to small animals. now, the wild pigs are also a problem in san ramon. that's where an emergency ordinance allows homeowners to actually shoot the animals within city limits. oakland animal shelter officials say they are trying to clear up some confusion about allowing people to take home
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animals that have not been spayed or neutered. the shelter is right now without a vet. its website says the adopters have two weeks to have an adopted animal spayed or neutered by a veterinarian of their choosing at their own expense. however, the director says he is allowing people to foster an animal. but they won't finalize the adoption until there is confirmation the animal has been fixed. >> they find an animal to adopt and we allow them to foster the animal and give them two weeks to find a vet. we have had quite a few animals go out that way and we have had 100% compliance. >> now, the shelter lost its veterinarian three weeks ago. since then they have been having some of the animals spayed at the spca. those animals can be adopted immediately. an anitoch man arrested after a hey speed chase where a -- high-speed chase where a police officer was hit by a car.
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what you are looking at happened last night about 7:00 on g street in anitoch. it happened during a traffic stop. police say the suspect hit a police officer with his car, then led police on a high speed pursuit at titles going more than -- at times going through more than 100 miles an hour. the driver faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and felony evasion. the officer was not hurt. ktvu's tara moriarty is on the tori. she will have a live report on how residents are reacting later this morning. testimony from the ntsb hearing investigating the deadly asiana crash in san francisco indicates the pilots depended too much on computerized systems. new crash video was presented at the hearing. an sfo airport surveillance camera captures the plane on its approach to the runway and then
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striking the seawall and crashing. also at the hearing sf o's fire chief. he acknowledged two fire trucks ran over a teenage girl who had been thrown from the plane. the girl had survived the crash, but he says three different firefighters thought she was dead. >> well, we definitely regret the additional insult to the deceased. and i can attest that as professional rescuers every life to us is critical. we were dealing with a very complex and dynamic environment. >> the ntsb is expected to make a number of recommendations to prevent this type of tragedy from happening again. at ktvu.com you will find more from the hearing, including the video and photos released. you will find that special section right on the home page. time now 7:11. a child molester may go free. find out why a criminal in the north bay has had his prison sentence cut in half. a big change to the meat industry.
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how using less medicine could keep us healthier. good morning. we are working on some developing news in oakland here where there is a fire in west oakland at a building. we'll tell you more about that. plus, we will take a look at the upper deck of the bay bridge. seeing some slowing on the way into the city. another cold, cold, cold one out there for many, although it does -- many people have said to me, you know steve, it's colder this morning than yesterday. what about the high temps? will they continue to slow? and comes with no charge scheduled maintenance. and right now you can drive one home for practically just your signature. sign. then drive. get zero due at signing, zero down, zero deposit, and zero first month's payment on any new 2014 volkswagen. hurry, this offer ends january 2nd. visit vwdealer.com today
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welcome back. san francisco police are lacking for a shooter, whoever shot a man in the mission district last night. police say the man was shot in the upper body at 26th and mission streets at about 8:00 last night. his friends drove him to nearby san francisco general hospital. police in million peters will hold a news conference
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today updating an investigation into a year-old homicide case. a 7-eleven clerk was shot and killed in september of 2012. it was that city's only homicide of the year. police later released these surveillance images. you can see three gunmen confronting the clerk. now, that news conference is at three this afternoon. make sure you stay with ktvu and ktvu.com to get updates. it is 7:15. a southern california man has been arrested after police say he fatally shot both his wife, who suffers from dementia, and his sister, who is severely disabled. police alance anderson surrendered after shooting his sister at a nursing facility in los angeles. they later found his wife shot to death inside anderson's santa clarita's home. >> how can you play god and murder your own sister? >> police say anderson's sister had been in a vegetative state after having a heart attack five years ago.
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neighbors are shocked by the killings, that he appeared to be a devoted husband who was very affectionate with his wife. john boehner is throwing his support behind a bipartisan budget deal set for a vote today. boehner aingely denounced two conservative groups that criticized the deal. republican congressman paul ryan and democratic senator patty murray came up with the compromised plan. they say it would ease planned cuts in military and domestic spending over the next two years without raising taxes. in it passes, it -- if it passes it would avert another government shutdown next month. the fda wants farmers to reduce the amount of antibiotics they give to animals. they say the practice is dangerous because it creates bacteria resistant to antibiotics. the first alert doppler is also making the makers -- they are also making them stop labeling drugs used to treat humans as acceptable for growth promotion
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in animals. currently, farm animals consume about 80% of the nation's antibiotic supply. the cdc says more than 2 million people in the u.s. now contract drug-resistant infections each year, and that results in 23,000 deaths. that time now 7:16. happening right now another congressional hearing on the affordable care act often called obamacare. this is congressman darrell isa of california. the house oversight and government reform committee will examine the impact of the new healthcare law on premiums and provider networks. this hearing will include testimony from doctors and policy experts. the white house is bringing in the sexiest man alive to help boost the enrollment in the affordable care act. yep. that's adam levine. he was called the sexiest man alive by people magazine last month. he is going to help promote enrollment and online health
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insurance exchanges as part of a social media campaign that kicks off today. now, president obama has used this successfully in the past back during his 2012 re- election campaign. the obama administration plans to use celebrity promotions and videos aimed at inspiring people to enroll. 7:17. back to that high-speed chase we told you about at the top of the hour. it went through several east bay cities reaching speeds of 100 miles an hour. how neighbors are responding to the wild pursuit where a police officer was hit by a car. tara. >> reporter: yeah, one neighbor who just walked by actually said that the guy circled around this neighborhood a couple of times and he was driving on the rims. they said that they were very shocked and everybody just sort of gathered to see what would happen next. this pursuit spanned four entire cities and it ended here on longview road, but not until after police had been chasing this suspect for an entire
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hour. it started at 7:00 last night when officers initiated a traffic stop near marsh elementary school. police say the suspect vehicle struck a police officer as the driver tried to get away. the officer luckily was not hurt. the suspect then led officers on a high-speed pursuit through the cities of anitoch, pittsburgh, bay point, concord and back to anitoch for more than an hour. spike strips eventually slowed down the suspect until he was driving on the rims. when the car stopped a 36-year-old anitoch man tried to run off but was caught by a police dog. police arrested him for assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and felony evasion. this chase involved several law enforcement agencies, including the fbi. they were conducting a proactive enforcement detail. again, we are going to try to get some reaction on tape actually from the neighbors around here, try to see what they think of crackdowns like
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these. tara moreiority. 7:19. a canadian airlines holiday promotion, well, it's turned into a viral video. it starts with west jet passengers telling a virtual santa claus what they want for christmas before boarding their flight. >> new socks and underwear. >> an android tablet. >> while the five-hour flight from toronto to calgary was in the air, west jet's elves went to work. you see them running off to stores to buy the gifts. everybody was wrapped up in labels and passengers got the survives of their lives at baggage claims. look at that face. very special treat for them. and i question they have had over -- i think west jet said if 200,000 people watched the video, they would make a big donation to charity. over 6 million have watched the video. look at the faces of the elves. they are so excited, too.
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>> wow. way to go. all right. time now 7:20. let's get you out the door. sal, you have the chopper working. you are following what is happening in west oakland? >> that's right. 24th and market, which is just west of interstate 980 in west oakland, a structure fire in an abandoned house. this house has apparently been on fire several times before. firefighters came back to it. they were working the fire and you can see fire trucks are still on the scene. there was a bigger response initially and some of those crews have now gone back in service. 24th street, this is 909 24th street. ktvu's brian flores is arriving on the scene. he will have more on what firefighters say may have caused this fire coming up. let's look at the bay bridge toll plaza. 15-20 minute delay here. no major problems on the bridge. it's an 8-10 minute drive once you get on. a new crash on couldn't ra cost
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a county. traffic is going to be a little bit slow. it's a motorcycle crash. between there down to walnut creek is slow. 24 from pleasant hill to the tunnel. 8-minute drive. 880 from san lorenzo to fremont 29 minutes. a little better than yesterday, but still a half hour to drive that distance. now lets go back to steve. all right. thank you. a very good morning. sunrise over the big city here. a lot of cold temps. it is definitely colder than yesterday. even with sunrise it's a cold day in the sun. warmer afternoon, high temps maybe for a few. santa clara valley, the rain is really -- it's ugly. seven, ten, 15 day show no rain in california. maybe that will change. i kind of doubt it. very cold this morning. a lot of temperatures. lake port is 25 and lake county gilroy 26, woods side is 28 degrees. there is a bunch of 30s on
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the coast. 20s, 27 fairfield, 29 concord, walnut creek is in there. san jose 23. san martin around 28. 24 santa rosa and 32 at half moon bay. north bay freeze warning until 9:00. but you know what? i mean, east bay and santa cruz mountains are just as cold. there is still a hint of an easterly breeze. it's not nearly as strong as yesterday. 7 in reno and 26 in ukiah. a lot of 20s. a little patchy fog tonight and tomorrow. that will be -- that's it. after that high pressure builds back in and warm temps. 55 to about 59. 53 brentwood, antioch, oakley. oakland 58. castro valley 57. 60 though sundayerville, cupertino. santa cruise 50s on the coast.
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san bruno, redwood at 58. high clouds on friday and a westerly breeze and then sunshine and warmer temps. sunday, monday look warmer as well. >> thank you, steve. 7:23. the push for prostitutes' rights. for years california would not allow sex workers to receive money from a victim's compensation fund. how it may all change today. plus, the arrest of more than a dozen teenagers. the wild party at a southern california mansion and what they did that made it easy for police to arrest them.
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welcome back. time now 7:26. more than a dozen southern california teenagers now facing burglary and trespassing charges after what's called a ghost party. that's a gathering organized on a whim at a house that's often not belonging to the host. in this case, it was this $7 million mansion on the weekend before thanksgiving.
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about a hundred guests paid to get to the party in the backyard but police say it got out of hand. >> somebody broke into the house which cued cued a looting forensic -- which caused a looting frenzy. >> this is what some of them stole, including a $250,000 stuffed snow leopard. the police were able to recover a lot of the stolen items in part because the suspects took photos and posted it on social media. it is 7:27. there are just amazing. the warriors, another comeback win at oracle arena for the golden state warriors. >> marion off the feet. he scores! >> yep, that was steph curry taking a game-winning shot with three seconds on the clock. they beat the dallas mavericks 95-93. golden state trailed by 10 points with over eight minutes left. they are such an exciting team this year. all right. 7:27. should you be allowed to use your cellphone on airplanes?
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the important hearing going on right now in washington, d.c. and the opposition the proposal is facing. and we are live in west oakland off 24th where oakland firefighters made quick work of dousing this fire on 24th. we will tell you what may have caused it coming up.
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good morning. live pictures from oakland where fire crews have contained a blaze at an abandoned house. now, we first brought you live pictures of this at the top of the hour. this is apparently not the first time crews have been to this address. we will have a live report later. welcomes to mornings on 2. i am tori campbell. >> i am dave clark. let's check the weather and traffic. steve right there. >> it's another cold day out there. warmer afternoon temps. they are trying but the days are so short. i only went a couple low 60s and that's mainly parts of the peninsula, santa clara valley, and also towards santa cruz. where is the rain? there isn't any. it looks dry to the end of the month. let's hope things change because we desperately need it. 23 in the russian river area. gill ray 26. danville, san ramona bunch of 27s and 28s. san bruno is 33.
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chris richardson keeps great records. the first low since saturday above freezing. that's a long stretch. 40s and 20s for many. 34 francisco. in mission i saw 38-39. freeze warnings in the north way until 9:00 except for maybe a patch or two of fog and a few high clouds late tonight, tomorrow. lots of sun today. temperatures a little bit warmer but the coast favors in pattern. really not so much inland. a lot of 50s or right about at 60. here is sal. we are lacking at the commute that's get -- looking at the commute that's getting busy. we are at the peak of the commute which is days between 7:30 and 8:00 or so, and you can see about a 25 to 30-minute delay at the bay bridge toll plaza. the good news is we haven't had any incidents on the bridge, stalled vehicles or collisions and it looks relatively normal. once you make it on the span an 8 to 10-minute drive to the
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other side in san francisco. in san francisco the traffic a little bit slow as you drive on the skyway, but nothing out of the ordinary. on the east bay we have a lot of slow traffic on interstate 880 between about 238 and all the way down to fremont. we have some slow traffic there, as i can point out. 24 westbound looks pretty good as you drive through. no problems. southbound 680 at the willow pass exit there is a motorcycle crash. 24 and 880 drive times, 24 from pleasant hill to the tunnel nine minutes. 880 from san lorenzo to fremontle 28 minutes. now lets go back to 280 in san jose. this traffic here is looking good. 7:33. back to the desk. developing news. a fire at an abandoned building in west oakland. ktvu's brian flores has just arrived at the scene and joins you now. brian, apparently this is not the first time firefighters have been called to this address? >> reporter: you are exactly right, tori. good morning to you.
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in fact, they got a call at this complex, a fourplex, rather, two weeks ago. as you look behind me, still aoniantive scene. looks like oakland fire department wrapping up, making quick work of dousing this fire here in west oakland. for more on what may have caused it i want to bring in the lieutenant with the fire department. >> it started 6:26 this morning. we were dispatched to a structure fire. on arrival we found a relatively large fire on the outside of the structure extending up into the attic space. when we arrived on scene, made a quick attack on the outside fire, knocking it down. then we made an interior attack, making sure that we didn't have any extension into the attic space. we found fire from the left side of the structure to the right side of the structure. pulled ceilings. we were able to knock that fire down relatively quickly. we had 22 firefighters respond and no injuries. everybody is going home safely.
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>> reporter: in terms of what may have start it, i understand this is an abandoned building, what did you see inside? the building is vacant. we had a fire here approximately two weeks ago. after that fire the occupants had moved out. the building was unoccupied at the time. however, it's tough to say if there was transient activity that might have led to the fire. . >> reporter: all right. good work this morning. this fire is out here. oakland fire department making, mopping up after this fire that happened around 6:25 this morning. i spoke to a fire investigator who said there were signs of possible transient activity in there. we will keep you updated. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. time now 7:35. today is the fifth straight spare the air alert. that's a new record. air quality fishes say you can't -- officials say you can't burn wood for 24 hours in fireplaces or stoves unless it's your only way to get heat.
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the air quality officials that issued the alert say the cold weather is keeping our air stagnant, trapping smoke and other air pollution closer to the ground. >> i think it affects me. especially yesterday morning when you woke up and you smelled that acrid kind of smell from the concord. yeah, a house fire. it makes a difference. >> look at all the cars on the freeway every day. traffic jams. cars moving at 3 miles an hour just spag their exhaust. i think that's a major contributor to the pollution that we have in the area now. >> now, today santa clara county will reportedly have the dirtiest air. but air quality around the bay area still an issue. if you do violate the spare the air order you could possibly face a $100 fine or be forced to take a wood smoke awareness class. meantime, homeless advocates say the recent deaths of four homeless people blamed on the cold was senseless. this crowd gathered last night for a vigil outside the
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encampment where two of the victims died. they lit candles and they prayed. volunteers also brought warm soup and blankets and clothing to help keep people warm. >> people don't deserve to die out here. they belong to have a warm home and bed like all children should have, too. >> the homeless advocates say homeless shelters in san jose really just don't have enough beds for all of the homeless. it is 7:37. this morning the chairman. federal communications commission could face some tough questions at a congressional hearing over his proposal to allow cellphone use on airplanes. there has been a public backlash against the proposal made by fcc chairman tom wheeler. he wants to give airlines permission to offer voice and data services to passengers once a plane reaches an altitude of 10,000 feet. but many americans say they don't want to be forced to listen to other passengers'
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telephone conversations. >> once the cat is out of the bag we don't have an excuse, i will be on the plane for six hours. can't reach me. it used to be a very safe refuge. >> pane business travelers, though, are in favor of allowing phones on planes and say many foreign carriers already allow in-flight calls. fcc chairman wheeler says he just wants to take the government out of the equation and let each airline decide for itself. he released a statement saying, "i do not want the person in the seat next to me yapping at 35,000 feet any more than anyone else, but we are not the federal courtesy commission." today the pge expects to complete all the repairs to the underground lines that set off a natural gas fire in oakland on tuesday. the utility released this photograph showing a crack in the elbow of a 4-inch steel pipe. natural gas leaked from the pipe fueling a fire beneath gulf links road.
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pg&e says it has sent the pipe to an outside party to conduct tests and determine whether the crack developed suddenly or over time. time now 7:38. the lawyer for a convicted santa rosa child molester john heg land says his client's prison sentence has been cut in half because of a legal technicality. 54-year-old john hegland was sentenced to 19 years in prison two years ago. he was found guilty of giving drugs and alcohol to three teenager girls, then molesting them and videotaping it. police say the crimes happened at the golden tree apartments in santa rosa. some of the neighbors are outraged hegland could get out of prison early. >> any time we can keep society safe or people who are dangerous to society away from us, then that's all the better. >> hegland's lawyer says the jury instructions listed the wrong drug offense. so that conviction was thrown out. as a result, hegland could be
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released as soon as 2015. it is 7:39. state officials are considering whether to allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they are raped or beaten by a john or pimp. the victim compensation and government claims board is meeting today. under the current system prostitutes are excluded from come sayings because their activities are illegal. california is the only state in the nation with such a provision. happening right now thousands of south african still paying their respects to nelson mandela. we are there live. there one of the guards posted at the capital city in pretoria. nelson mandela's body lying in state for a second day there. these are live pictures. people are waiting in line. some of them waiting for hours for just a chance to say good-bye to the man they called the father of their country. now, nelson mandela's body will lie in state for one more day.
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then on saturday his body will be flown to the village where he grew up. and there is a wider picture of the area we're talking about today. nelson mandela will be buried on sunday. now, on saturday here in the bay area the oakland branch of the ncaap, along with the chapel of the chimes, they're hosting a nelson mandela memorial service and condolence book signing. this will take place at the west oakland library. it will start at 10:00. the west oakland library, by the way, is at 1801 adeline street in oakland. back to the negotiating table for bart and its union. who will be joining them this morning as they try to resolve the dispute over paid family leave? and a big boost for facebook. the elite group the company is being asked to join and what it's doing to the stocks this morning. we are looking at the south bay. looking at traffic on 280 it is beginning to slow down on the
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way into the valley. find out what the other south bay freeways look like ahead. >> sunshine is in the forecast. the question is can we get these colder temperatures to warm up to mild or afternoon highs? i will have details.
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a thousand people filed forefirst-time unemployment benefits. that is up 68,000 from the week before and it's the biggest surge in more than a year. economists say that would be a troubling sign if it last, but it probably reflects processing delays. fidelity is letting people save for their retirement using virtual currency. they can put money into the bit con investment trust. that trust launched just three months ago and has $62 million in assets. time now 7:45. after a botched ipo, facebook is back in fave with wall street. ktvu's palm cook is in the newsroom with the big announcement, pam, for the company and that stock. >> reporter: yeah. facebook will be added to the s&p 500 index and that is a big boost of confidence in the
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company going forward. on the news, it gained almost 4%. facebook stock up 86% for the year. and that's after a rough time last year after its initial public offering. facebook has made a recovery thanks to innovations in the mobile market. that has helped boost revenue despite a drop in the use of pc's. facebook will join yahoo, google, and movement in representing the tech sect he on the stock index, which is made up of the biggest companies trading on the nasdaq and the new york stock exchange. the s&p 500 considered one. most accurate and important representations of the u.s. economy. now, facebook will join the s&p 500 after the close of trading one week from tomorrow. reporting live in the newsroom, pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. time now 7:46. well, the u.s. senate pulled an all-nighter. in fact, it is still in session this morning. this started yesterday afternoon. republicans are protesting the so-called nuclear option put in
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place by democrats. it allows presidential nominees to be approved by a simple majority vote. now, republicans can't stop the voting, but they can really slow it down by refusing to give up debate time over 11 nominations that senator harry reid wants action on this week. at this rate that means the u.s. senate will be in continuous session through saturday. there is a problem on board the international space station. one of the two cooling pumps on the spacecraft has shut down. now, there is no immediate danger to the six men on board the station. right now nasa is trying to figure out if the problem is mechanical or with computer software. once that's determined they will decide if a space walk is needed to fix the issue. and nasa reports google executives got a big discount on fuel for their jets and helicopters during the last six years. the space agency says google was entitled to the cheaper price
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when it was working on government projects, but it says google paid the same price when it used its jets and helicopters for private purposes, and that could have saved google more than $5 million. google says it's reviewing the report, but a u.s. senator says google should just repay the government. the golden globe nominations were announced early this morning in beverly hills. the historical movie 12 years of slave was nominated for best drama, and also in six other categories. now, on the comedy musical side american hustle was nominated for best picture, and also in six other categories, as well. the golden globes are considered a top indicator of who will win the oscars. the golden globes also honored television. the fox comedy brooklyn 9-9 was nominated for best comedy. andy sandberg received the best actor nod. netflix show house of cards led
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all of the shows with four nominations. hbo's behind the candelabra had four nominations. the awards will be presented january 12th. just about a month away. >> yes. all right. 7:48. let's check in with sal, see how things are moving. a few problems out there, sal? >> it's a little bit slow out there this morning. we will start with the tried and true workhorse, highway 4. a lot of people think it's one of the worst commutes in the bay area. i am not disagreeing, especially through the downtown antioch area. there is nothing unusual this morning. that's what always gets people. when something is there that is not supposed to be. southbound 680 is okay. i would avoid 242 though. we had an earlier motorcycle crash on 242 near concord avenue. that's cleared but the traffic has been slow. moving along to the commute at the bay bridge toll plaza, the commute doesn't look all that bad. that's about a 15 to 20-minute delay before you make it onto the san.
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also the san mateo and dumbarton bridge. san mateo bridge slow getting on but the dumbarton bridge is slow from newark to east palo alto. then looking at the east bay commute here. 680 is slow. we also want to mention that highway 4 time only nine minutes. so it's improved. 242 to 24 16 minutes. let's go to steve. a clear morning. cold though again. i mean, there is a lot of very cold temperatures. 20s, 30s. more 40s in san francisco. a couple of 30s. i know cole valley was in there, pe trejo hill, mission, a couple 30s in there. sunshine. breezy for some. really not as much as yesterday. a few high clouds. a westerly breeze on friday. the weekend and all of next week looks warm and dry. maybe record highs from santa cruise to monteray on monday. we will see. cold this morning. again 20s, 30s. freeze warning in the north bay. mild to warm later on. another brisk morning here.
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it feels colder than yesterday. that's for sure. lake port down to 22. brentwood 27. san ramona bunch of 27s. alamo in there as well. and pacifica is 32. thanks to brandon for that information. san bruno is 33. so, i mean, half moon bay has gone down to 32. 37. picked up a little bit. 24 for santa rosa. 29 for napa airport. walnut creek in the 20s. fairfield 27. south san jose made it to 28. there is some very brisk readings here this morning. ukiah 26. 5 in tahoe. 7 in reno. that system will give us a little bit of patchy fog late tonight, tomorrow and a few high clouds and after that it's all high pressure for a while. the outlook, bone dry. no rain. everybody will be in the middle of the country or east or south. just not california. warmer today. santa cruz, a few low 60s. slight warm-up. lots of sun. it's not just very warm for
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pane people. 50s. some of these are low mid-to-upper. santa rosa, kent field. but 52 vacaville. 53 brentwood, oakley, antioch. 58 oakland. alameda and berkeley at 57 degrees. 60 san jose. morgan hill low 60s. gilroy and santa cruise, even though gilroy made it to 26 this morning, we will go 60 in cupertino and sunnyville. redwood city, palo alto, everyone is close. doesn't matter. coast bay or inland. cooldown. few high clouds saturday and warmer on sunday. >> okay, steve. 7:52. a fiery crash shut down interstate 80 for several hours. what we're finding out about the collision that caused a big rig to burst into flames. >> complaints about a long time i store in san francisco. the debate over the cables. >> congratulations to johnny of
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that welcome back. time 7:54. happening right now the senate banking committee hearing on sanctions against iran. the committee's debating even more sanctions against iran, and that's something the white house doesn't want, fearing it will hurt the progress? the ongoing talks on iran's nuclear program. administration officials will be testifying at that hearing. more antigovernment demonstrations overnight in the ukraine even as the ukraine's president announced he will sign a trade agreement with the european union. the announcement comes after the state department said the white house was considering sanctions against ukraine because of its crackdown on the protesters. protesters have been holding mass demonstrations like this since last month when the
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ukraine president rejected a trade agreement with the european union. many in ukraine feel the agreement could help modernize that country. 7:55. uc's plan to bring retail and housing to a disputed plot of land in albany cleared a major hurdle last night. at issue is the future of the build tract. it's a slice of land on san pablo avenue opened bit university of california. last night the albany planning commission approved the uc development project. it includes a farmer's market, retail shops, and a 175-unit senior housing complex. supporters say the senior housing is needed while critics say it's too expensive for most people. >> i think it's better that we have something provided for the seniors and for people who actually live in albany and want to stay here forever. >> this is a development that is exclusively for above-moderate
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income senior households. it's not going to be affordable to the many, many people that need housing. >> dozens of urban farming activist who planted crops on the gill tract called on the commission to deny the development. they have 14 days to appeal? the streetlights are out on one side of ralston avenue in bell month because sometime overnight on tuesday someone broke into four utility boxes and stole 600 feet of copper wire. its valued at about $600. caltrans must now make the repairs. anyone with information is asked to call bell month police. some san francisco residents say the city sri dues the amount of overhead -- reduce the amount of overhead wires. the san francisco commission on underground utilities tells "the chronicle" it's a visual pollution. she says while the city has done a lot to modernize the transit system and reduce emissions,
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the electric lines mark up the city. they say vehicle batteries will one day eliminate the electrical grid, but that's not going to happen for several years. it is 7:57. concerns about pilot training. the revelations on the ntsb hearing looking into the asiana airlines crash. >> we are live in antioch where a suspect leads police on a high-speed chase through four different cities. we will tell you how it started and how it all came to an end. good morning. right now we are looking at things that are beginning, unfortunately, to happen on the bay area roads. you see the san mateo bridge looks good but there are a couple of hotspots we will tell you about. a nice tweet from patrick in redwood shores. he said 36 here but it feels colder. i agree with that. will those afternoon highs be a little warmer? ♪
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thursday, december 12. i'm dave. >> i am tori campbell. >> that change is coming, steve? >> very slowly. very, very slowly. you will probably notice it more on sunday, monday. it's very cold. even with the sun up there, it's a cold day in the the sun. warm and afternoon high temps for a few. it's really tough. the days are so short here. but a couple locations will be near 60. there is absolutely no rain in sight. i mean, i wish i could say so, but it's not. temperatures continue to be cold this morning. colder than yesterday morning. that's for sure. brentwood 27. san ramon 27 and pacifica and half moon bay and he will grenado came in at 32. half moon bay 37. 27 santa rosa. 28 for walnut creek and fairfield. there are some cold readings down to san martin and gilroy where i saw a couple of mid 20s as well. a little system clips us tomorrow. patchy low clouds. today lots of sun.
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slightly warmer santa cruz towards san jose. a lot of 50s. here's sal. good morning. we have a couple of things that have popped up on the chp list and we're seeing some slow traffic still at the heart of the morning commute. let's go to highway 24 westbound between walnut creek interchange and the tunnel. that's up to about 12, maybe 15 minutes as a drive time here. it's increased a little bit, but nothing you can't handle. just a little bit stronger of a commute, if you will. looking at the bay bridge, that's improved. this was 25 to 30 minutes. now it's 10 to 15 minutes waiting before you make it onto the bridge. there is a new crash northbound 880 at 8th street. southbound traffic between 238th and stevenson, that's looking like a 35-minute drive. 802. let's go back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. new this morning all lanes have reopened on i-80 in pinole after a fiery big rig crash overnight. the big rig driver could not stop after several cars collided around 2:30 this morning.
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the truck hit a barrier and a honda was sent spinning across the freeway. it took firefighters two house to put out the flames -- two hours to put out the flames. >> when the rig hit it, it spun and september -- sent it flying. >> the driver of the honda had minor injuries. a high-speed chase through several east bay cities reached speeds of 100 miles an hour. ktvu's tara moreiority with what neighbors are saying about a wild pursuit where a police officer was hit by a car. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good afternoon -- good morning. we are in antioch, actually. and police -- neighbors say this is a crazy sight. this guy speeding through their neighborhood with police following them. they didn't know how it was all going to end. it started at 7:00 last night when officers initiated a traffic stop near the
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intersection of g and texas streets near marsh elementary school. police say the suspect vehicle struck a police officer as the driver tried to get away from officers. luckily, the officer was not hurt. the suspect then led officers on a high-speed chase. speeds up to 100 miles an hour through the cities of antioch, pittsburg, bay point, concord and back to antioch for more than an hour. the suspect ended up on longview drive where one neighbor says the police did a fantastic job. >> i said, oh my god, they are coming down our street. and that guy was just speeding like crazy and sparks flying. third time he did it they got him. the police dog was fabulous. >> reporter: spike strips eventually slowed the suspect down until he was driving on the rims. when the car finally stopped the 36-year-old antioch man tried to run off but was caught by a police dog. police arrested him for assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and felony evasion.
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this chase involved several law enforcement agencies, including the fbi. they were conducting a proactive enforcement detail to target high crime areas of antioch. live in antioch, i am tara morearty. bart is going back to the negotiating table. management and the two major unions will sit down with a federal mediator. ktvu's tom va car live in oakland now. the talks begin in just about two hours. >> reporter: it's a fair question, and the question is will this federal referee actually be able to work out bart deal number two, or is the ongoing animosity between the management and union going to degenerate into bart strike number three? even at this late date it is not clear if the parties will meet face to face or communicate through the referee on the six-week family leave clause that bart managers say was mistakenly left in the contract.
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despite mere words to the contrary, a third strike is very much a possibility. >> i think that it's nuts for these guys to go on strike. that's the reason i always vote against bart bonds. i vote against bart taxes and i voted against caltran because i won't vote. why am i doing this? they are going to go on strike and shut down anyway. >> it's lucrative for me. people want to take a cab when they can't get where they're going. personally, i think i find it hard to believe they couldn't read the fine print when they had as much time as they did, you know, to go over all of this. >> reporter: mind you, there is a ton of politics at play here. the unions have to decide who will lead them forward, and that's an election. bart board members are also elected by the public. bart management at some point is going to have to make peace with the workers. when a true and final settlement will be reached is anyone's guess since bart's unions are also suing bart for unfair labor practices over all of this. quite a mess.
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new this morning a labor group says working conditions at factories in china that make apple's iphones have improved, but it also says more has to be done on reducing the number of hours the employees work. this audit by the fair labor association found that foxconn factories have reached almost all the goals that were called for it after last year's investigation. apple joined the fair labor association in the middle of reports of sweat shop conditions at its the factories. a debate is brewing in san francisco between the response of emergency vehicles and the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. supervisor scott weiner tells the examiner the fire department is trying to change traffic projects within the city that are designed to improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. last year cars hit about 950 pedestrians in san francisco. that's about three-quarters of the fire department's work loads. the examiner reports that fire
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officials don't want to widen bike lanes and extend crosswalks because they may slow down emergency vehicles. 8:07. wild pigs have gone hog wild in sonoma county. the press democrat reports wild pigs have been breeding prolificically in sonoma county and can have three large liters a year. the farmers say they have been known to tear through fields looking for food ranging from weeds to small animals. wild pigs are also a problem in san ramon where an emergency ordinance allows homeowners to shoot the animals within city limits. oakland animal services says it's trying to clear up confusion about allowing people to take home animals that have not been spade or neutered. the shelter is currently without a vet. its website says adopters have two weeks to have an adopted animal spade or neutered by a vet of their choosing at their own expense. but the shelter's director says he is actually allowing people to foster an animal, but they
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won't finalize the adoption until there is confirmation the animal has been fixed. >> they find an animal they want to adopt and they foster the animal and give them two weeks to find their own vet. we have had quite a few animals go out that way and we have had 100% compliance. >> the shelter lost its vet three weeks ago. since then some animals have been spade at the spca. those animals can be adopted immediately. the ntsb hearing on the deadly asiana airlines crash in san francisco focused on the airlines' training procedures for pilots. new video of the crash was presented at the hearing. the plane on the approach to the runway and hitting the seawall and crashing. investigators want to know if today's pilots depend too much on automated flying systems. >> we get a lot of our training in fixed-based simulators where we watch things happen. we push the buttons, watch it happen, watch it happen. and over time the pilots are
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watching it happen and we're not going proactive any more. >> also testifying at the hearing the sfo fire chief. he acknowledged a teenage girl who survived the initial plane crash was hit by two fire trucks and that firefighters thought she was dead. a danceville pilot who gained international fame for safely landing a passenger jet on hudson river says pilot training needs to be improved. sully sullenberger says pilots must be ready to fly manually in all kinds of situations. >> automation in the cockpit is not a panacea. it's a mixed blessing. and while it and many other things have helped make aviation much safer, in certain ways it introduced new risks. especially as the complexity of these technological systems has increased. >> you can see more video and photos of the ntsb hearing at ktvu.com. there is also a special section right on the home page.
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all right. tori, time is 8:10. an abandoned house in oakland caught fire this morning. firefighters say they have been to that house before and they talk about what may have bay bridge toll plaza cause of today's -- have been the cause of today's fire. >> the sexiest man to the rescue. what the white house is asking singer adam levine to do to help obamacare. >> good morning. right now we are still looking at commutes where drive times are pretty robust. but we look at 101 san francisco, what an improvement from yesterday. we will tell you where it's not improved right now coming up. >> sunshine already. temperatures feeling colder this morning, but will that translate into maybe cooler afternoon highs or will they continue to warm up a little bit? safeway will help you gather everyone 'round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. with starbucks at $6.99, serve coffee everyone savors. top it off with coffee-mate... just $2.79 for all kinds of flavors.
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happening today republican house speaker john boehner is throwing his support behind a bipartisan budget deal set for a vote today. boehner angrily denounced two conservative groups that criticized the budget deal. republican congressman paul ryan and democratic senator patty murray came up with a compromise plan. they say it would ease planned cuts in military and domestic spending over the next two years without raising taxes. if it taxes it would avert another government shutdown next month. and the white house is bringing in the sexiest man alive to help boors enrollment in the affordable care act. pop singer adam levine, who was dubbed sexiest man alive by "people magazine" last month, will promote enrollment in online health insurance
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exchanges as part of a social media campaign kicking off today. it's a tactic president obama successfully used in his 2012 re-election campaign. the obama administration plans to use celebrity proposes and videos aimed at inspiring americans to enroll. time now is 8:14. san francisco police investigating a shooting last night in the mission district and they are looking for a shooter. police say a man was critically wounded around 8:00 last night. his friends drove him to fear by san francisco general hospital for treatment. a bank robbery and chase in nevado ended yesterday morning with an officer-involved shooting. now authorities are investigating whether the suspect who was shot is a serial bank robber known as the cotton ball bandit. this happened after a robbery at the bank of the west on grant avenue. authorities say a deputy opened fire after the suspect crashed his car into a pole and then pointed a gun at deputies.
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>> he dropped. he didn't move or anything. the officer surrounded him. >> that isn't is expected to survive -- that isn't is expected to survive. 8:15. new this morning 52 bus companies have been shut down by federal regulators because of poor safety records. some of the companies said drivers with suspended licenses or who drove more than 800 miles without getting sleep. los angeles-based salcedo tours is the only california bus company that was shut down. the federal announcement follows several bus crashes involving companies with poor safety records, including a crash back in august near los angeles where 50 people were hurt. that bus company has been cited for the poor safety record, but has not been shut down. time is 8:16.
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san francisco mayor ed lee wants to improve the safety of several emergency systems for a time when a strong earthquake hits. now, he has a $400 million bond planned to upgrade most of the city's police stations and several fire stations. mayor lee wants to put the idea before voters for their approval in june. the measure does need approval from eight city supervisors before it can be placed on the ballot. a non-profit group is suing to keep a crematorium from opening in east oakland. a lawsuit filed in alameda county superior court claims city planners improperly issued a permit for a crematorium on kitty lane near the oakland airport. the suit filed by communities for a better environment claims the permit should not have been issued without a public hearing. opponents have concerns about mercury and other toxins emitted by crematoriums.
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one san francisco neighborhood is looking a little different today. new street banners were put up in little saigon. that's on larkin street between macallister and gary streets. many vietnamese-american businesses are based there. the banners were chosen through a design competition. time now 8:17. hey, sal, how are our friends at the toll plaza? >> they are okay. i think they will have a smile on their face, dave and tori, because there has been improvement here. i want to show you the live picture, see how drastically it's improved. we had a 25 to 30-minute drive time at 7:30. now it's more like five minutes. quick math, people. what percentage is that? you can get back to me. this is a look now at the commute on westbound 92 as you head out to the san mateo bridge. this is bridge is better than the dumbarton bridge. marin county southbound one 0- 1 slows at highway 37 as you drive all the way down to terra linda. it's going to be slow.
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the nimitz freeway, i keep going back to this, because the drive time is getting slower, not better. 238 to fremont is now 31 minutes. at 8:18 let's go to steve. thank you, sir. we have clear skies, hazy, a little bit of haze around here. it's cold this morning. temperatures definitely colder this morning than yesterday. especially on the coast and parts of san francisco. a couple of 30s but there were more 40s. sunshine. a little breezy for some. not as bad as yesterday. higher clouds. partly cloudy maybe on friday. a little cooldown after that. high pressure builds right back in for the weekend and maybe for a child. there is no sign of any rain. another very cold morning. lots of 20s this morning from lake county to the santa cruz mountains. lake port 22. brentwood 27. san ramon, danville 27. hall moan is in there. pacifica, half moon bay 32. santa rosa, fairfield, walnut creek, starting to see a little bit more in the way of warmer temperatures. a lot of 20s showing up.
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5 in tahoe. 9 in reno. 20s in mendocino county. also in lake county. sacramento 29. few clouds and patchy low clouds worked their way in. hardly anything here. lots of sun today. slight warm-up, especially towards santa cruz and i think saint a clara valley. for everyone else about the same. few locations pushing mid-to-upper 50s here. napa 58. kept field 57. 56 walnut creek. still cooler though. antioch, brentwood, vacaville, low 50s there. berkeley, alameda, 60 san jose, morgan hill, cupertino, and 62 santa cruz. 50s on the coast. peninsula, in the city, everyone close temperature-wise. a few clouds. partly cloudy on friday and clears out saturday. then warmer temps. maybe record highs from santa cruz to monteray on monday. >> thanks, steve. it is 8:20. interpreting what happened.
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the sign-language interpreter at nelson mandela's memorial service who has been called a fraud explains what was really gone. also, the people who enjoy the hot sauce may be seeing red today. why shipments to stores and restaurants have been halted for the rest of this month. [son] all right,she has no idea.
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that is ridiculous. another comeback win at oracle for the warriors. steph curry with the game-winning shot. the warriors beat the dallas mavericks beat them. like butter. 95-93. the warriors trailed by 10 points with over 8 minutes left. but they won. well, major league baseball says no more home plate collisions. remember when giants catch buster posey was badly hurt two years ago right about there? giants manager bruce bochy, who was a catcher himself, was one of those pushing for this new rule. now, the exact language hasn't been written yet, but major league baseball expects to be able to enforce that rule next season. it is 8:24. the plan to clean treasure island of contaminated fuel is causing anxiety and apprehension for those who live there. government officials held a community meeting last night to address their concerns. people say they are worried about the toxins that are in
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the soil and having to relocate to another home because of the clean-up. >> not only the hassle of moving, but will i get something that's compatible with what i have right now? >> everything that we're doing is about ensuring not only the safety of the people who are here today, but them getting the land clean so that no one has anything to worry about in the future. >> the director of treasure island calls the project to clean up the island and develop it, quote, challenging and complex. he says it will take many more years to complete. more public meetings will be held as they are needed. all right. tori, time is 8:25. nature lovers call it an environmental disaster in hawaii. scientists have turned over their report on a giant spill of molasses in september. 1400 tons of molasses leaked out of a pipeline that was used to load ships. researchers say that spill endangered aquatic life for generations. they say at least a thousand
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colonies of coral were killed. the clean-up crews say molasses is worse than an oil spill because oil will float on the surface of the water while heavy molasses sinks right to the bottom, coating the ocean floor. well, deliveries of the popular hot sauce sriracha, they're on hold this morning. the state health department is enforcing tougher guidelines and they have order ed a southern california food company to stop shipping products to restaurants and stores for the next month. officials say there has to be a 30-day hold to make sure that microorganisms in the product are treated. this is the latest setback for the sriracha company, which by the way was sued by the city of irwin dale because of air quality you concerns. a controversial proposal heading to capitol hill. the hearing now underway on the debate over whether cellphones can be used on planes. and we're live in west oakland where oakland fire department crews responded to this complex behind me.
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we will tell you why this isn't the only time they have responded here. and we are still getting slow traffic around the bay area as we take a live look at highway 4. it's improving here, but slow other places. we'll tell you where. lot of sunshine today. that's the easy part of the forecast. tomorrow might be a little different. are we looking at rain or another cold morning and sunny, hazy day?
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time now 8:30. good morning. welcome back to mornings on 2. we are looking at a live picture where fire crews have contained a fire at this abandoned house in oakland. we first brought you picture at 7:00 this morning. the camera is panning back.
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this is not the first time fire crews have been at this particular address. we will tell you what they think may have caused this morning's fire coming up in a live report. it is thursday, december 12. i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. steve's right here. the forecast not too bad? >> unless you don't like the cold, dave. >> that's the trouble. >> temperatures 20s, 30s, 40s. noticeably colder this morning. still a freeze warning in the north bay to 9:00. 20s from, i mean cloverdale, hillsberg, lake county. high pressure ridge holding its ground. a week system will brush us tomorrow. partly sunny, partly cloudy skies. lots of sun. a little warmer here. 60s for a few. but with such cold lows and the nights so long, more 50s than anything else. here is sal. we have improvement in some commutes and also actually worser -- worse traffic in others. worser is not a word. this is the improved part. traffic at you -- coming at the
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bay bridge total plaza is nice. about a two-minute late. the metering lights are still on. you will see some slow traffic between the toll plaza and metering lights. the morning commute looks okay in san francisco. a little hazy there. just as steve said it would be, it's hazy today. but the traffic so much better today than it has been, than it was yesterday when we had those crashes. as you look at the bay area, and i look at the road sensors and how red everything is, the east bay 580 is one of the worst freeways right now. it is backeddum solid into dub -- backed up solid into dublin. that's about 27 minutes from the altamonte pass to secretary interstate 680. fire crews put out a fire at a house early this morning. brian flores is at 24th and market to tell us, this is not the first time fire crews have been at that particular address, brian? >> reporter: yeah, you're exactly right, dave. good morning to you. in fact, oakland fire says this is the second time in two weeks that they responded to this fourplex behind me. as you can see, oakland fire
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crews made quick work this morning. but the good news, the fire is out. has been over for about an hour now. but the investigation continues on how it started. now, i want to show you video from news chopper 2 from earlier. you see the firefighters attacking the fire from the roof. we understand four engines responded for 22 firefighters this morning. we first got the call at 6:25 this morning as well. now, video from the ground shows that this is a fourplex housing unit on the 900 block of 24th here in west oakland. across the street from a boys and girls clubs facility. firefighters doused it within an hour. there are windows boarded up there. that's because oakland fire says this is not the only time this housing complex has caught on fire. >> so this is the second fire at this structure in two weeks. it's the third fire at this location in the past month and a half. again the cause is under investigation. this time it did not start inside the structure. it started on the outside and extended up into the attic
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space. >> and oakland fire says this building has been aband under for some time and fire investigators say this complex is known to have transient activity. an investigator i spoke with says there were signs of that during this fire. back out live, you see a lot of smoke damage especially to the outside. firefighters say that's where it started. but it is inclear this morning -- unclear this morning how it started. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> today is the fifth straight spare the air day, and that's a record. air quality officials say you can't burn wood for 24 hours in fireplaces or stoves unless that's the only way you can stay warm. officials say the cold weather is keeping the air stagnant. it's trapping smoke and other pollution close to the ground. i think it affects me. especially yesterday morning when you woke up and you spelled that acrid kind of smell from the concord. yeah, a house fire. makes it difference. >> look at all of the cars on
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the freeway every day. it's a traffic jam. cars moving at 3 miles an hour, just spewing their exhaust. i think that's a major contributor to the pollution that we have in the area now. >> now, today santa clara county will have the dirtiest air. it will still be an issue all over the bay area. if you violate the spare the air order you may be hit with a $100 fine and may be forced to take a wood smoke awareness class. the chairman federal communications commission could face tough questions at a congressional hearing over his proposal to allow cellphone use on airplanes. there has been a public backlash against the proposal made by fcc chairman tom wheeler. he wants to give airlines permission to offer voice and data services to passengers once a plane reaches an altitude of 10,000 feet. but many americans say they don't want to be forced to
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listen to other passengers' telephone conversations. >> once the cat is out of the bag we don't have an excuse. i will be on the plane for six hours, can't reach me. it used to be a very safe refuge. >> many business travelers are in favor of allowing phones on planes and say many foreign carriers already allow in- flight calls. fcc chairman wheeler says he just thinks the airline should make the decision. not the government. he released a statement saying, "i do not want the person in the seat next to me yapping at 35,000 feet any more than anyone else, but we are not the federal kurt is i commission." our time is now 8:55. new details about a theft at a seattle wine shop that may be connect today a break-in in san francisco. police say the suspects punctured gas lines outside the wine shop after the theft and planned to set off an explosion that could have killed dozens of people. but a building manager smelled the fumes, turned off the gas.
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that prevented an explosion. now, police recovered the 2,500 bottles of wine stolen from the shop tuesday from a nearby storage facility. they believe the same suspects may be responsible for stealing $100,000 worth of wine from fine wines international in san francisco last spring. a woman is due in court today in connection with almost $20,000 of cosmetics stolen from the mac cosmetic store in berkeley. 32-year-old kristen hail is facing charges, including receiving stolen property and identity theft. police say surveillance footage shows two people breaking into the store last month. police traced the suspect's license plate to hale's home and say they recovered boxes of cosmetics, stolen credit cards and checkbooks. it is 8:36. a livermore golf coach could face new charges as more victims come forward in a sexual abuse investigation.
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andrew nesbitt has been charged with 65 felony counts of child molestation after two boys at the grip junior golf academy you accused him of sexual abuse. now police say a third boy has come forward and they plan to ask the district attorney to file additional charges in the case. police are also investigating whether there may be additional victims in detroit and mississippi where nesbitt worked as a golf instructor before moving to california. the city of palo alto may delay enforcement of a controversial law that bans people from living in their cars. the palo alto city council is scheduled to vote monday on whether to wait a year before allowing police to enforce the new law. city officials say they want to wait for a ruling in a court case concerning a similar law down in los angeles. the palo alto city council passed the ordinance in august, but enforcement was not set to begin until this february. and today pg&e expects to
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complete all the repairs to the underground lines that set off a natural gas fire in oakland on tuesday. the utility released this photograph showing a crack in the elbow of a 4-inch steel pipe. natural gas leaked from the pipe fueling a fire beneath golf links row. time now is 8:38. new this morning thousands of south african still paying their respects to nelson mandela. we're looking at the video of his casket. nelson mandela's body lying in state for a second day in the capitol city of pretoria. look at automatic the people. people are waiting in line sometimes for hours just for a chance to say good-bye to the man they call the father of their country. nelson mandela's body will lie in state for one more day, and then on saturday his body will be flown to the village where he grew up. then he will be buried on
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sunday. we're also finding out this morning more about the sign-language interpreter at nelson mandela's memorial service who is being accused now of using random hand motions without any meaning at all. now, you saw him. the man says he is a qualified sign-language interpreter, but that he suffered some kind of schizophrenic episode during the event. he says he heard voices and saw angels. >> do you look back at your performance and are you happy with it? >> absolutely. absolutely. what i have been doing, i think that i have been a champion of sign-language. >> well, there have been a lot of questions raised about whether he may have also been a security risk. i mean, he stood just inches away from president obama and other world leaders on that stage. the south african government is investigating. this coming saturday the oakland branch of the ncaap
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along with the chapel of the chimes is hosting a nelson mandela memorial service and condolence book signing at the west oakland library burglary. it will start at 10 a.m. the west oakland library is at 1801 adeline street in oakland. it is 8:39. a convicted child predator in the north bay has his 19-year sentence cut in half. the legal technicality that could have him out of prison as soon as 2015. also, wall street likes facebook. big announcement that says a whole lot about the future of social media. good morning. right now we are still looking at traffic problems around the bay area. as you look at 680 you can see it's slowing on the way to the south bay. find out where it actually picks up. well, sunshine might feel good after another very cold morning. we could sure use some rain, but things look really, really ugly. i will talk about how far out we have seen and if there is any rain plus how warm it's going
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to get. omg, jack. have you ever checked out these new product ideas people post on your page? they're kind of amaze. ...ing. yeah - that's where i got the ideas for my new- fajita ranch melt. seasoned chicken with a gooey blend of pepper jack cheese, roasted peppers and onions, on toasted sourdough for just $3.99. is that where you also got the idea for that clock bracelet you always wear? my watch? no...these were invented a long time ago. like in the 80's?
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stocks falling for a third day amid uncertainty over how soon the federal reserve will trim its market-friendly stimulus program. the fed's policy makers are due to meet next week. the big four, the dow down 29,
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nasdaq down 2, s&p down 3. 8:43. investigators seem -- investors seem to like facebook again after a vote of confidence from wall street. pam cook is in the newsroom with the reason many people will soon have facebook in their retirement account. good morning, pam. >> reporter: good morning. facebook will be added to the s&p 500 index before the end of the year and that is the index where a lot of retirement funds are invested. it's also a big boost of confidence in the company and social media going forward. on the news, the stock is up nearly 4% this morning. it's up about 170% from the low that it hit after a botched initial public offering and a drop in investor confidence last year. analysts credit facebook's recovery in part to its innovations in the mobile market. that has helped boost revenue despite the drop in the use of pc's. facebook joins bay area neighbors and competitors yahoo, google, and ebay in representing the tech sector in the stock index which is made up of the biggest companies
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trading on the nasdaq and the new york stock exchange. >> the s&p 500 considered one of the most accurate and important representations of the u.s. economy. now, facebook will officially join the index next friday, december 20th. it replaces teradyne, which is a semiconductor company based in massachusetts. reporting live in the newsroom, pam cook, ktvu. time now 8:44. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we are following right now. in about an hour bart and the unions go back to the bargaining table. a federal mediator will lead the talks. they are hoping to settle the issue over the paid family leave clause. bart says it was mistakenly left in the final contract. the unions dispute that. >> an antioch man was arrested overnight after a high-speed chase where a police officer was hit by a car. now, it started last night around seven on g street in antioch. police say the suspect hit a police officer with his car during a traffic stop, then led
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police on a chase through antioch, pittsburg, bay point, and concord before he was arrested. the chase reached speeds of 100 miles an hour. and an abandoned apartment house in oakland caught fire just hours ago. this is the second time in two weeks firefighters rushed to this fourplex at 24th and market. the cause of today's fire is under investigation. police in milpitas will hold a news conference this afternoon updating the investigation into a year old homicide case. a seven 11 clerk was shot and killed in september of 2012. it was the only homicide there of the year. police later released surveillance images showing three armed men confronting the if clerk. the news conference is at three this afternoon. make sure to stay with ktvu and ktvu.com for updates. 8:46. the u.s. u.s. senate is still
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in session this morning. it started yesterday afternoon. republicans are protesting the so-called nuclear option put in place by democrats that allows presidential nominees to be approved by a simple majority vote. republicans cannot stop the voting, but they can slow it down by refusing to give up debate time over 11 nominations that reed wants action on this week. at this point that means the senate will be in continuous session through saturday. new this morning police and sheriff's deputies are making sure low-income children in the south bay are able to celebrate the holidays. 32 children were given a $125 shopping spree at the target in san jose to buy gifts for themselves and their families. police say the shop with a cop he event is about more than just buying presents. it also establishes a bond between officers and children in the community so they feel comfortable asking for help if
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necessary. >> what it does is it brings the children, their families and police together to bridge the gap, if you will, to change perceptions, altitudes and stereotypes of police officers. >> the shop with a cop program is still seeking donations for the holidays. if you would like to help, we have put a link on our website ktvu.com. just look for the web links tablet. >> i think that's a good idea. time now is 8:47. hey, sal, things still going the way you like it in the commute? >> it's getting better, dave and tori, i would say. we still have some things going on. it's still slow in the valley, trying to get to your job in the silicone valley, you will see some slow traffic as you drive through on 237 past 880 and over to sunnyvale. there is some slow traffic there as well waiting for you on one 0-1 in sunnyvale and mountain view. the peninsula, 101 between perimeterring game and bell month, pretty darn slow. 280 is a good alternate route
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here. southbound 280 out of daly city, that's taking about 15 minutes to drive from westlake down to 380 san bruno. this is northbound 101. you see it on the maps there it's a little bit slow from third street heading up to hospital curve. now lets go to the bay bridge. it was completely clear a moment ago. people may have seen it and said, wow, i got to get over there. now there is a five to ten-minute delay there. lots of sunshine. hazy sunshine for some now. a few locations have a little easterly breeze. not as strong or robust as yesterday. that's for sure. cold this morning. i'll tell you, lots of 20s, 30s. inland the freeze warning north bay. 20s from santa cruz mountains, east bay, peninsula, now 40s. half moon bay 32. now they are 45. 40s nor in san francisco -- more in san francisco. 5 in tahoe. 9 reno. 20s in mendocino county. lake county as well. this is the pattern we are going to see for a while. the 5, 7, 10, 15 day out look
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keeps high pressure over california. it looks like maybe some bitterly cold temps. coming up from cabo and members -- mexico is a lot of tropical moisture. it could be a significant system towards the weekend in the northeast and south. something to watch if you have travel plans. for us a little system moves in tomorrow. it might increase patchy fog and give us partly cloudy, partly sunny skies. temperatures will head up again, especially sunday and monday. today will be warmer towards santa cruz, santa clara valley. lot of 50s. low, mid, to upper towards vacaville, brentwood, oakland. there is still a hint of an offshore or easterly breeze. couple of series. they won't last long. at least they'll make it. a lot of 50s on the coast and the city and on the peninsula. partly sunny, partly cloudy friday. maybe a slight cooldown. saturday sunny and warmer
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sunday, monday. >> thanks, steve. ten minutes before 9:00. a big surprise at baggage claim. how a canadian airline made hundreds of passengers' christmas wishes come true. >> congratulations to johnny bayless from menlo park. the latest winner of the $500 target gift card. go to the channel 2 facebook page to enter.
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union city says starting next month it will enforce the strictest rules for electronic cigarettes anywhere in the u.s. the city's law will treat e-cigarettes just like the ones made from tobacco. it includes regulating where stores can place them and requiring buy he is to show id. city leaders say teenagers felt they were being targeted by e-cigarette sellers and asked the city to help. >> we're concerned about the other end, the uses that are not yet smoking -- the youth that are not smoking, that this may be a gateway into smoking. >> the supporters say the idea is misguided. they claim cigarettes are a healthier way to get a nicotine fix and can help people stop using tobacco all together. time is 8:54. the lawyer for convicted santa rosa child molester john hegland says his client's prison sentence was cut in half because of a legal technicality.
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two years ago hegland was sentenced to 19 years in prison for giving drugs and alcohol so three teenager girls, then molesting and videotaping them. police say it happened at the golden tree apartments on jalupa avenue in santa rosa. some of the neighbors are furious hegland could get out of prison early. >> any time we can keep society safe or people who are dangerous to society away from us, then that's all the better. >> hegland's lawyers say the jury instructions listed the wrong drug offense. so that conviction was tossed out. as a result, hegland could be released as early as 2015. it is 8:55. governors from western states will unveil a new mapping project today detailing the habitat of wildlife and other natural resources. it took five years to create the maps of 16 states that will help lawmakers make decisions about where to allow development, including highways and power lines. officials say the maps will
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have detailed information about the condition of wildlife habitat and the importance of the species that live there. time is 8:55. the golden globe nominations were announced early this morning in beverly hills and the historical movie 12 years of slave was nominated for best drama. also nominated in six other categories. american hustle was nominated for best picture and also nominated in six other categories. the golden globe are considered a top indicator of who will win the oscars. also brooklyn 99 was nominated for best comedy. the star andy sandberg received the best actor nomination. netflix's house of cards led all the shows with four nominations. hbo's behind the candelabra had four nominations. the golden globes will be given out january 12. the worldwide airline industry is expecting a happy
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new year. the trade group is forecasting nearly $20 billion in profits in 2014, and that will be the biggest profit ever for the industry. the international air transport association says falling jet fuel prices, increasing demand for travel will all contribute to that surge. and a canadian airlines holiday promotion has turned into a viral video. it starts with west jet passengers telling a virtual santa with a they want for christmas before boarding their flights. >> what i need is a new socks and underwear. >> i need a android itablet. >> while the five hour flight was in the air, west jet elves dashed off to work running to stores and buying all the gifts the passengers asked for. everybody was wrapped in labels and passengers got the surprise of their lives at baggage claim when those gifts came rolling down. >> isn't that great? time 8:57. sal, something happened in the east bay? >> an injury crash northbound
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880 at whipple. i have a map of it. it's an overturned vehicle near the whipple expect in union city and traffic is going to be very slow both directions. bay bridge about a ten-minute wait. let's go steve. another cold morning. knee, hazy today. 50s. few low 60s. tomorrow partly cloudy and warmer sunday/monday. and that's our report for this morning. thanks for making ktvu your choice for news.
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