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the dee catching the kidnapper. investigators say a car dealer planted a gps tracking device on the car because he was worried about the owner's credit. once they turned on the gps device police were able to track down the vehicle. and new at 6:00 p.m. ktvu's john sasaki looks now at the practice of installing gps trackers on cars in the bay area. >> yeah. >> reporter: a sunny day was ideal for car shopping. >> i love this. >> some of the cars on this lot could have a tool that is becoming more common. >> in case they cannot locate the car. >> they are for owners with bad credit. buyers must sign this form agreeing to have the device installed. how much could not using them hurt? >> lost about 7 cars.
>> to people who bought them. >> to people who bought them and we did not have gps. >> reporter: they never made payments and disappeared. this gps is not the kind of upgrade anyone wants. >> i wouldn't do that. >> reporter: why? >> why would you need to know where i am at? >> reporter: the purpose of installing units like these is to protect the investment of the dealers and the banks. police can use these to tract down criminals. the dealer told me it helped him help police track down a car thief. >> the car was stolen by ex- husband. the wife called the police and we tracked him. >> reporter: wow! it wasn't just the husband in the car? >> there was -- i was told there was a baby inside the car. >> law enforcement says it can be invaluable technology. >> this example from the east coast is an example of how we
are using technology ofight crime, take people into custody and return property and people. the california highway patrol says in cases of car thefts they still need a court order to access the gps information unless the company voluntary shares it. john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the kidnapper dublin barnes appeared in court today via video conference from jail. he waved extradition to virginia where he faces charges from incidents involving another woman and a 16-year-old girl. investigators are still trying to piece together the philadelphia case. friends of a missing engineer from san francisco are launching an internet campaign to find him. they said he called in sick the day before halloween and was last seen running out of his apartment with his wallet on halloween night.
he works at the metro mile start up. friends say he is known to have dizzy spells. they created a facebook group to coordinate a search and asking anyone with any information to call police. police in antioch are hoping surveillance video will help them find a gunman who shot and killed a man today at the town center on victimmersville road -- victimmersville road -- summersville road. the gunfire came from a passing car. ktvu's mike mibach has more. >> the summersville town center, the scene of a shooting. >> good dude. they killed the wrong person. >> reporter: he said the victim is his cousin from pittsburg -- pittsburg a father to a young boy. >> he was well loved.
this is uncalled for. >> reporter: police say the victim was shot in the parking lot outside the 24 hour fitness by someone rolling by in a blue car. officers say the victim had been shopping with his brother moments before being hit. >> we are not sure what they were doing. probably coming to their car. they were in the mall prior to this. >> with the injection of money from additional sales tax antioch hired more officers and violent crime is down 10% compared to last year. how exactly are they achieving that? >> extra patrol. over time to work the violent crime areas. >> reporter: despite the money and the effort today another homicide but this one with a possible lead in finding the killer. police left with a dvd, surveillance video from cameras located outside the gym pointed towards the direction of the scene. mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. oakland's current mayor and
mayor elect pledged to work together for a smooth transition. >> the work is continuing the efforts that mayor jean quan has begun in making our city safer. that is our challenge. >> libby schaaf held up mayor jean quan's hand during a press conference. her term ends in january when libby schaaf will be sworn in. today the mayor spoke about her accomplishments and pledged to work with the new mayor to ensure a seemless transition. libby schaaf plans to give attention to east oakland and improving the quality of life for the people who live there and she is committed to trying to keep the a's and the raiders in oakland. san francisco's mayor ed lee announced plans to run for reelection. he made the announcement today. he looks forward to working with all departments to continue to improve
transportation, housing and to help keep the city strong. san francisco recreation and park department isn't waiting for results to install a new turf field. construction crews were at the site today that western edge of golden gate park. there are reports the enivations have already begun. the renovations have already begun. officials say they believe it will pass but opponents say it is premature to begin construction when so many ballots still have to be counted. >> they jumped the gun. they fell 12 trees and ripping out the turf. the -- the established fields as we speak. >> in addition to artificial turf it calls for adding night time lighting to the fields. police say the driver involved in a roll over crash in livermore yesterday was arrested on suspicion of
driving under the influence. it happened about 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon. police say the woman is facing dwi and felony child endangerment charges because her four-year-old son was in the car and she was on the way to pick up her other children at school. no one was hurt in the crash. a san francisco man accused of running a black market drug website appeared in court today. the fbi says the operator was arrested yesterday by agents in san francisco. he faces several charges including drug trafficking, conpeeracy and money laundering. investigators say he allows drug dealers to illegally buy and sell drugs over the internet. he is due in court tomorrow for a hearing to determine if she should be transferred to new york where the charges were filed. 2 investigates uncover as deal that business owners say
cost them a lot more than they bargained for. the owners called ktvu's melanie b after an agreement to lease -- melanie woodrow after an agreement to lease nearly cost them their business. >> reporter: the machine looks familiar. a credit card processing machine when we use, every time we pay this way the businesses pay a fee. when a company offered to save them big bucks on the fees, they signed up. the los angeles based company offered the owners lower rates. but the business owners say the company didn't make good on the promises. so they canceled the service but later discovered they couldn't cancel the lease for the machine. that part of the contract was with a second company. turns out in the fine print they signed away their rights to cancel even when the service
didn't meet their expectations. >> we were in the market for another company and a guy came in at the right time and offered us the world. it sounded like here is our answer. >> reporter: the machine cost less than $200 but the company charges business owners thousands to lease it. some are continuing to pay to avoid being sue for breaching the contract. tonight at 10:00 p.m. we will hear from a lawyer who tried to help but says his hands are tied leaving businesses stuck paying for the machine and a response from the corporation behind it all. melanie woodrow, ktvu channel 2 news. uc davis is now ebola ready. they also trained on how to
work in an isolation room. they provide training sessions for ebola response team members 5 days a week. >> trying to get our staff really comfortable with practicing so they are more efficient but we are emphasizing your safety comes first. take the time. be deliberate and cons. >> uc davis has one isolation room and officials plan to add one more. a warning for apple users tonight as the first significant threat to their devices is spreading. we will tell you where it came from and how to protect your device. >> the lost vessel california scientists just uncovered, and what they hope to learn from it. >> temperatures will warm up. what is the weekend going to look like? i will have the specific and i will see you back here after the break.
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sam liccardo declared victory his opponent david kalac is refusing to concede. david kalac spoke intrant of the san jose police department -- in front of the san jose police department. the figures show 3700 votes are all that separate him and sam liccardo but that is up from 2500 votes yesterday. this afternoon david kalac said it is still too close to call. >> approximately 70,000 votes just in san jose that need to be counted and a 1% shift right now in the election changes the outcome. >> david kalac has the backing of the san jose police officers union and he promised to fight for better pay and pension for
officers. santa clara county ranked last when it came to finishing counting ballots on election night. most posted results by midnight but it took them till 4:00 a.m. in the morning. officials say that is because the county doesn't have electronic scanners so ballots have to be driven, opened, sorted and scans. decision to end her life in oregon because of brain cancer is fueling new debate over the issue in california. advocates call it death with dignity but critics say it is suicide. while one woman's story is touching it may not be enough to pass a law. they claim there are better options out there such as hospice care and a diagnose of terminal is often not so. >> the california medical
association will say terminal is really a -- a language that doctors aren't comfortable assigning to folks. >> oregon is one of three states that allows physicians to prescribe for terminally ill patients. brittany maynard was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in january. she moved to oregon because of the death with dignity law. she ended her life six days ago with her family by her side. she filmed a video to be played urging california lawmakers to pass the law. there is a warning tonight for apple users about malware that could infect your iphone or mac. apple has been hacker free but experts say hackers created malware called fire lurking
that poses the most significant threat to apple products yet. it came from china and spreads through third party apps. it takes control of a device. so far 350,000 iphones have been compromised. apple says make sure you only download apps from the itunes store. new at 6:00 p.m. buried in the deep. scientists discover a sunkal vessel deep in monterey bay. -- sunken vessel dep in monterey bay. ktvu's ann rubin talk to the researchers who stumbled upon it. >> reporter: searching for earthquake faults in the monterey bay, scientists found something else. images so the outline of a ship. >> we knew we were dealing with a boat before we dove on it. >> reporter: to dive on it they
used this. a $12 million vehicle. it began to capture photos and video. >> poof. the name of it. from oregon. you could google search it and come up with it. >> reporter: a barge that looks like its sister ship. it ran a ground in 1882. they call the find forto as. they have the equipment that allows them to go that deep. >> we have been studying the bay for 25 years and we probably found a couple of little boats, garbage. this is the biggest thing we have found. >> reporter: even the scientists admit it is exciting. >> there is a human fascination
for ship wrecks. >> reporter: they say the most interesting thing may be the treasure-trove of organisms moving in so this wreck might get its own research expedition. >> we are interested on how they decay and get collininized. this -- colonized. >> reporter: ann rubin, ktvu channel 2 news. >> there is something about seeing ship wreck. just fascinating to look at. >> that is a barge. treasure-trove of organisms. now our chief meteorologist bill martin. interesting to see -- >> they do that in places around the world. they will sink something and create as habit. yeah. it is fun to look that pictures. and fun to look that temperatures. temperatures today in the 70s. 77 fairfield and concord.
we have great weather. i wish we were getting rain. the weather is to the north of us. this system is improvive. -- impressive. look at the moisture tap from this thing. this is from a dying typhoon. if it b lined for us, i am guessing, you could be 3, 4 inches of rain. especially if it hooked up with a low-pressure system. not going to happen. wishful thinking. what if i win the lottery. we will see rain but not this week. the five-day forecast is dry. the bay bridge. patchy coastal fog. not a big player tomorrow. there will be a little in the morning and then gone. valley fog tomorrow morning. we are looking for air quality tomorrow to be about the same. the air quality is fine. no spare the air day. looking back. the haze. the high pressure pressing down. they are burning in the central valley, the rice fields, the
corn fields. up in the valley, the smoke is lingering. vacaville and fairfield are noticing. we will see more again tomorrow. no air quality alerts. high pressure to the north. everything goes over the top. the weather system which would be major rain producer for us. that is what we need. when they tap into the subtropics you can get the real rain. we will get half inch of rain. great. but it is not going to fix things. we need big time rain. the soonther better. -- sooner the better. the minute i see one i will let you know. when i saw that typhoon, if it phases in it is game on for rainfall. last one didn't. this one didn't. ana towards hawaii had a potential and it didn't produce. we will let you know when we
see one. >> thank you. we have breaking news right now. chp officer injured on interstate 680 in the east bay on 680. the chp says a motorcycle officer was involved in the crash with two other vehicles. a helicopter was called to the scene blocking north bound lanes. the officer is expected to survive but he suffered serious injuries. the warriors were back at practice today after their blow out win over the clippers last night. >> and the giants, there they are, they gave their post season state of the state with the topic being will panda return next year. park is up with the latest on that.
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their silver slugger award. buster posey is the winner for the national league. .311, 22 homers. you know about madison bumgarner, don't forget his hitting. incredible year. 4 home runs. two of them grand slams. unheard of. all roads leading to pablo sandoval and his resigning which they addressed today. >> he is the only one we have engaged as far as an offer and moving forward in that fashion and the four other free agents know where we stand and how we are flushing things out. >> no progress. but talk about progress, the golden state warriors looked like they have turned it up. undefeated, best start in 20 years. last night many heroes to talk about. green, a career high 24 points.
and he also had some tongues wagging after he hit this three. down the court he goes. blake griffin the victim of his look. he said not true, he wasn't looking at blake griffin. >> i haven't even looking at him. if you watch the video i am already looking that way. and then blake came running into the screen and it looked like i was doing that to him but i wasn't doing that to him. it is funny. the pictures are funny but i am not running around talking to nobody like that contrary to popular beliefs. [ laughter ] >> he was looking at his former teammate jermaine o'neal. don't forget high school game of the week tomorrow, going to fremont. kennedy at american and we will feature that game on the 10:00 p.m. news and interview both coaches
early 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. but that is the sporting life for right now. all about pablo sandoval when you say giants. >> yeah. all right. thank you. coming up tonight on the 10:00 p.m. news plans to expand a landfill, the stink neighbors are creating over concerns it will create larger problems. that it and much -- that and much more tonight at 10:00 p.m. >> thank you for making ktvu channel 2 news your choice for news. we are always here for you on www.ktvu.com and you can follow us on twitter and facebook. thank you so much for joining us. have a good evening. >> good night. - ( helicopter whirring ) - ( roars ) ( siren wails ) ( pop music playing ) ♪ when you're ready ♪ ready, ready, ready ♪ come and get it ♪ get it, get it
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