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off. we are moving very slowly. got on 680 at 3:45 p.m. and barely moved. again, this traffic is backed up for miles and chp says there is no estimated time of when the highway will be back up and running. they are waiting for san jose police to resolve the issue. >> all right. azenith smith live stuck in the traffic. both directions of 680 are shut down -- 680 are shut down at allen rock. to the san jose state university campus. police have given the all clear following a report of a gunman on campus. police received a report this afternoon of someone with a gun in the business comment plex, where business classes are held. -- complex. where business classes are held. no one was found. in berkeley police are
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repairing -- preparing for another night of protests. protests grew violent over the weekend. ktvu's john fowler is live in berkeley. already a few protesters are out again tonight. >> reporter: that's right. we are here that instance. there are a few protesters. they tell us this is the beginning of a new civil rights movement. this is vowel plaza, the beginning of the spree speech movement. there is no purpose or actually no direction for them to go. they may go to the police department or city hall. police are determined to prevent anymore lawlessness. >> damage still evident at city hall and 16 businesses in
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berkeley. some people angry at trouble makers. >> nothing to do with breaking our windows and starting fires and -- i mean, just destroying our city. they come from somewhere else. >> reporter: 600 people on the street last night, protesting police brutality in new york and missouri. but some demonstrators turned into looters and rioters. one man trying to stop looting hit in the face with a hammer. hospitalized. he will survive. some calling it police over reaction with batons, tear gas. >> i didn't like the way the police were acting. i didn't like their attitude. i felt they were being rough. the police rioted on protesters. >> a lot of people were angry. a lot of people came out last
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night to send the police police officers a message. >> the mayor maintains support for berkeley police. >> intense situations. maybe some people over reacted. i don't know. we will have to wait and see. >> reporter: protesters -- back live. protesters tell us they don't encourage violence but sometimes they can't get justice in the courts, they will try to get it on the streets and that damage to property and to people may be an unavoidable consequence. he will monitor the developments all night and bring you updates. >> thank you, john. president obama is calling for patience and persistence in the wake of tension and violent protests. >> when you are dealing with something as deeply rooted as racism or bias in any society you got to have vigilance and you have to recognize it will
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take time and you have to be steady so that you don't give up when we don't get all the way there. >> the president said despite the grand jury decisions in ferguson and new york there is hope for progress -- >> as painful as the incidents are, we can't equate what is happening now to what happened 50 years ago. if you talk to parents, grandparents, uncles they will tell you, things are better. not good. in some cases. but better. >> he discussed ways he thinks the country can come together during this time. the full interview is set to air tonight on bet. new developments tonight in the case of a 14-year-old boy stabbed to death by a classmate. the san francisco public defender today released video
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he says proves the wrong teen was arrested by police. ktvu's david stevenson is live with the video and prosecutors fought to prevent it from becoming public. >> reporter: because it involves juveniles there is a protective order but the judged a mid-day allowed the release of the surveillance video despite the objections of prosecutors. >> the violence is clear and sudden. >> this has been a very volatile case. >> reporter: he today released surveillance video that stows the fate -- shows the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old. a freshman student and football player was stabbed in the presence of his younger brother. a 14-year-old classmate is charged in his death and awaiting a hearing on whether he will be charged as an adult. >> that exonerates our client. >> reporter: he says his client is the man circled in blue and
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the young man wearing dark pants is the killer. >> they begin to turn the corner. decedent comes out. the two boys come back. you will see on the left side, that is the individual that is responsible for this. my client is standing behind him. watch the hand. >> there is an ongoing investigation. we are looking into all the facts and the circumstances and the police are actively pursuing leads. >> reporter: the district attorneys there is a second suspect though she not in custody and the video could effect witness testimony. >> it could be problematic with that ability to remember what happened. >> reporter: the public defender says it and prosecutors have had the surveillance videos for months but they decided to release it after weeks of investigation to pressure the prosecutors to drop the case against their client. >> that video shows his last few moments of life. what does the family have to
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say about the release? >> reporter: they were surprised and upset. i spoke to an aunt earlier today before the press conference who was just learning about it. it came as a surprise. they got a call from the prosecutor's office as well but they were concerned about what the tape might show. >> thank you. the san francisco intersection closed by a huge sink hole last week is back open tonight. clues have been repairing the hole at 6th avenue and lake avenue, it opened up during heavy rain. they installed a new man hole and finished repairs on saturday. today they installed new sewer pipe. they expected to reopen tomorrow but they were able to open it before schedule. a water pipe had also burst. a new report blames weather
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patterns for the california drought. the report by u.s. national oceanic and atmospheric administration found it was set off by la nina pattern. some scientists criticize the report, claiming it didn't take into account how warmth worsened the drought. a group of thieves known as the rainbow girls. ktvu's ken wayne is in the city, doesn't sound like they are trying to hide who they are. >> no. they are brazen. they have the names rainbow girls because of the clothing they have warn before and they have keen taste going after upscale retailers. >> reporter: police say the rainbow girls have been active for years and hit union square last month. this is surveillance video shot last may when a store was targeted. the girls went for luxury hand
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bags. working past store security to steal the most expensive items. >> they -- like that. a shelf of merchandise gone. >> reporter: this glass store was also hit. >> it was a weekend. we are busy. they slip in and you don't know what happened. >> their mo is to overwhelm the store. grabbing items and fleeing from the store. >> reporter: san francisco's most elite shops have all been hit. all losing luxury hand bags to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars. it is not a question of if they will get hit again, but when. >> they are in the square daily. daily. >> reporter: [ inaudible
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question ] >> absolutely. absolutely. >> we have added officers assigned to the area all day long and also working with the merchants to try to eliminate the problem. >> reporter: you can see one store member recovering an item from one girl. merchants worry about violence and say the girls appear to be juveniles -- >> that is why the san francisco police department, that is one of their -- i don't want to say excuses, the reasons they can't come down hard on them. >> reporter: they have a network going so if one store believes the rainbow girls are in the area they spread the word and other stores will lock their doors if they think they are headed in their direction. >> is it just the 3 or 4 girls sore do they think it is more than that? >> reporter: there may be one, two, three different groups of girls. maybe intermingling with each other. they are not sure how it is playing out but they are trying
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to put a stop to it. >> ken wayne in san francisco. thank you. friends of a security guard shot in the chest in san jose say he is in stable condition. he was shot about 5:00 p.m. yesterday evening. he works security there but was off duty last night. friends say he walked out of the restaurant and was shot in the chest. police deattained several men. no word -- detained several men. no word of arrests. fan arrested at levi stadium. what happened just before the camera started rolling. >> dry today. but i am tracking what could be a major storm on the way. i am going through the computer models to pinpoint the timing and path of strong winds and rain. >> later cleaning up fallen leaves when this happens. >> they left the body in the street. >> the latest on the search for a hit-and-run driver.
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flames in los angeles this morning. an apartment building caught fire about 1:00 a.m. more than 250 firefighters were on the scene trying to get the fire out. they say it was like a huge blowtorch that started to spread. >> firefighter said got in, they were able to cool the building gone before anything took off but they had papers, blinds, window screens that started catching on fire or melting. >> portions of the 101 freeway were shut down and that backed up traffic for miles. no details on the cause of the fire. the battle of the bay, the raiders and their quarterback
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derrick car looked grated. the 49ers and colin kaepernick they didn't look good at all. ktvu's joe fonzi is here. looks like the 49ers are imploding. >> it was hard to tell which team still had a shot at the playoffs and which team had one win. one season or part of a season you can see a team change 180 degrees when it comes to the nfl. 2011 jim harbaugh was the fresh new football face of the 49ers. leading them to their first playoff appearance in 9 years. 2012 colin kaepernick was the symbol of the league new age of quarterbacks. he thought colin kaepernick had to be the best person to ever play the position. how all that has changed in a short time. colin kaepernick is in the worse stich of his -- stretch of his career and jim harbaugh
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is considered a long shot to fulfill his fifth year. today jim harbaugh defended his quarterback. >> rough patch. definitely things to improve. and correct. i mean, he -- when you talk about professional he is that. giving every ounce of energy he has. >> reporter: [ inaudible question ] >> i think it is a combination of loose and focused. >> for the season the raiders derek carr is still behind colin kaepernick when it comes  to the way the league evaluates the quarterbacks. but yesterday the 49ers and raiders and their quarterbacks looked like they were headed in opposite directions. >> you mentioned jim harbaugh's fate, a few days ago we were talking about it, what does it mean for him? >> if you look that body
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language, the way everybody is accepting its fate, it would definitely be an upset to be him back. the 49ers still have a shot that playoffs but it is hard to imagine them going up to seahawks one of the toughest places to play and doing anything there when they could manage only three points at home. >> raiders 2-3. who are the raiders? last week they lose 52-0 and this week they beat the 49ers. >> yesterday was their super bowl and now they have bragging rights for three years but it was hard to tell which team was headed in which direction. >> thank you. young football players are looking for another shot that national championship tomorrow after a tough loss yesterday. the steelers lost 26-6 after last minute found raising made it possible -- fundraising made it possible for them to travel
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to florida for the tournament. many of the players overcome great obstacles, including gun violence that claimed the lives of two teammates and a coach -- >> i think of all the people that could have been here. >> you can do anything you put your mind to. >> ktvu's amber lee caught up with the team as they prepared for tomorrow's big game. she talked about what this trip meant for them. amber lee will have that story on the 10:00 p.m. news. >> they play tomorrow. i love that story. i was talking to a mom of one of the players, when they flew out on friday, her son was up at 6:00 p.m., dressed and ready to go even though they flight didn't leave till 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon. exciting time. our chief meteorologist bill martin now. okay today but sounds like we
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had a big storm on the way. >> one of the bigger storms we have seen in the last year or so and it will come down heavy for a time. winds will be there. snow. good winter storm and we will get a lot of rain and we will see the breaks we need so we don't have major river issues. we will see flash flooding and stream flooding around the bay area as we typically do with a rainfall event that gets over 2 inches of rain. look for ponding on the freeways. small stream flood advisory on thursday. the system is coming -- look where it is coming from look at all the moisture. that is pulling in the moisture. one thing you can tell, it is a zonal flow, that means the jet stream when it doesn't bend it accelerates. the upper level winds with the
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storm are very strong. so the winds that make it down to the surface could gust to 60 miles per hour thursday morning. still have a ways to go. but the weather service issued a flash flood watch. 3-5 inches of rain not out of the question over a 48 power period. and a wind advisory. the winds will be very noticeable thursday morning. gusts up to 60 miles per hour. maybe higher. with -- we have had windy days but we will have concerns for trees coming down. power outages and when all said and done it will be power outages. there will be a lot of winds. 2-5 inches. gusty winds. the surf will be big too.
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actually some of the -- the situation, 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, maybe drizzle. tomorrow is your tuesday. tomorrow is transitioning into the wet day. wednesday is still tranksitioning. it doesn't show up -- transitioning. it doesn't show up till late thursday night. dense fog advisory this morning in the valley. dense fog advisory possible again tomorrow morning as you look at the fog -- or the clouds tomorrow. as we get into your bay area wednesday night, thursday, it will light up pretty good and wind will be the headline. it is a really good storm. on a scale of 1-10 i would give it a 10. a 10. yeah. when you worry about flooding in the bay area you -- you know this, day after day after day. when i see, well, light -- not raining now.
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the ground is not saturated, after that you get a break. we can take a lot of rain. we will track it for you. don't panic. it will be fine. >> on the way. >> thank you. could be a new tax for people in the south bay. who could be paying more and how much. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> coming up, a school district ask under fire tonight for using private investigators to follow students home. parents say that is disturbing. why district officials say it is a necessary evil. broken windows, looted stores and lots of over time for bay area police. we are counting the costs of the protests against law enforcement officials. these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m. of shaving stuff. and thankfully, being able to find backups.
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lifeand thankfully, of shaving stuff. being able to find backups. more now on breaking news from the south bay. a sad situation that is causing a traffic jam. a woman is threatening to jump off the over pass at 680 and allen rock road and that lead to 680 being shut down in both directions and you can see there is just a nightmare traffic jam as a result. traffic is being diverted off of 680 in the north bound direction. again, a woman threatening to jump off an over pass at allen rock road and 680. we will bring you more information as we get it. san jose is set to strike a
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deal with air b&b. they are expected to approve a tax on residents who offer their homes to travelers. it would be a 10% tax on all rentals in the city and it will require hosts to notify the city when they rent their homes so neighbors could be eliminated. we have an update on a plane crash near washington, d.c. authorities are saying six people may have been killed. including three on the ground. it lost control and crashed into a residential area in maryland. the plane hit several homes. including one that was almost destroyed by fire. three people on board the plane are confirmed dead. >> i heard screams. somebody else besides me heard screams. we are not sure if it was from
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inside the house or behind the house. we did hear screams. >> another witness said it looked like the plane was struggling to maintain attitude. officials are investigating. at least 23 people are dead in the philippines as they are processing for super typhoon hagupit. it caused widespread destruction on saturday. strong winds tore the roofs off buildings and knocked off power. the storm has now weakened weakened and down graded to a tropical storm. however it is moving slowly across the region and is still bringing heavy rain. a fan arrested at levi stadium. strike three officers took him into custody. >> tonight police tell us they are side of the story.
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>> bracing for what could be one of the biggest storms in a while and some cities are already taking action even though it is still a few days away. [ christmas music ] >> the event that is spreading holiday cheer to students from underserved schools.
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complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. leave him alone. >> controversy over this video at levi stadium on friday. a fan is arrested by three officers and as you see here it is all caught on camera. the incident happened about 8:00 at halftime. ktvu's claudine wong joins us with more on what the video show and what police have to stay about it. >> reporter: this video started making its way around social media this weekend. it is titled police attack fans. that gives you an idea of where some people stand on this. it runs 2 minutes and 20 seconds and we wanted to give
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you a look. >> reporter: the person talking appears to be the person taking the video. the man in white is the focus of police. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: 19 seconds in that man in white is moved towards on open area where there are more police officers and audible reactions from the crowd. batons come out as do murrers of police brutality. -- murmurs of police brutality. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: 44 seconds in one of the officers puts the man in a choke hold that alissants a strong response -- elicits a strong response and chanting begins. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: an officer comes
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to the crowd to get his broken baton. one minute 15 seconds in things start to calm down and the crowd is pushed back. >> reporter: then more reaction from the crowd. a possible reference to the death of eric garner in new york that caused violent and emotional protests across the country. >> reporter: again, it is obvious some of the people, how they felt. we came here to the police department and they talked to us and told us the video only shows one side of the story. >> he pushed one of the officers while in the stands. >> reporter: [ inaudible question ] >> this proceeded that video. what you see on the video is him entering on to the
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concourse area. >> reporter: police say the man had already gotten in a fight with stadium staff, pushed an officer and had been told he was being arrested. >> she a very large man. 5'11", 240. stout and strong individual. by looking at the video as you can see, when the baton struck him he didn't flinch. what did have anenth was multiple officers being able to respond and taken control of him. >> reporter: [ inaudible question ] >> he should have submitted to the officers. he is grabbing on to one of the officers and is not letting go. if he would have submitted to the officer's authority a lot of this would not have happened. >> reporter: police say they are looking into the case. he is facing a couple of charges of assault on a police officer as well as resisting arrest. we tried to get ahold of him
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but were uncuck sesful. >> thank you -- unsuccessful. >> thank you. authorities tell us a chase started before 8:00 p.m. last night. officers say they spotted a car that was reported stolen. they say the driver refused to stop. the chase ended in a killed desack. and police say -- cul-de-sac and police say that is when the system suspect rammed the car and that is when officers opened fire. >> using a vehicle in an aggressive manner is assault with a deadly weapon. >> passenger and a officer were hurt and taken to the hospital and treated and released. they are investigating the shooting. witness interview is missing from documents that were released after a grand
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jury decided not to indict darren wilson. he was presence when michael brown was shot and killed. the fbi conducted a two hour interview with him. however neither a transcript nor a recording was released by the prosecuting attorney who offered no explanation for that. f prince william went to washington, d.c -- prince william went to washington, d.c. today and kate middleton met with children in harlem as part of their trip to the united states. how the prince is taking on more diplomatic duties. >> reporter: speaking to a
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one step ahead of them. >> reporter: before speaking he stopped by the white house for a chat with president obama who in february announced his own national strategy for comboughting wildlife trafficking -- combating wildlife trafficking. >> the president also thanked the prince for the royal's family hospitality in 2011. today's visit, the first for the prince, is an effort by the pals to reshape the prince's image on the world stage. >> it is all about him moving forward as a statesman and having his own special relationship as future king of
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england. >> reporter: another goal? shining a spotlight on british entrepreneurs in the u.s. reporting in washington, fox news. the family of a journalist who was held hostage and killed after a failed rescue mission is outraged tonight. why they say the u.s. should have left the situation alone and how a dog may be the reason the mission failed. >> people are bracing for a lot of rain. how cities are trying to prevent flooding. >> a big honor for madison bumgarner. and he says this one is actually the most humbling of them all.
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more now on our breaking news. that traffic nightmare in the south bay. a sad situation for what is causing this. a woman is threatening to jump from the allen rock over pass. the police department is continuing to try tuque the woman -- talk to the woman but there is no end in sight and you see the results here. they have shut down 680 in both directions. traffic is backed up for miles because all of this is happening during the rush hour. this is a very busy area normally. when it is shut down it is worse. they are diverting traffic in the north bound direction in
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the south bound direction. once again the headline, a woman threatening to jump off the allen rock avenue over pass on 680. authorities are trying to talk her down. in the meantime they shut down 680 in both directions as we get more information we will bring it to you. a man says he shot a man who was trying to break into his home. saturday night the homeowner interrupted two men breaking into his home. the resident fired hitting one suspect. he was taken to the hospital where he died. police are searching for a second suspect. >> there is an expensive search that was conducted after officers arrived at the scene. we are still trying to figure out who the other individual is. >> police say the president was not arrested but -- resident was not arrested but it will be up to the district attorney to decide. family members of a
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journalist are angry at the failed rescue attempt saying the u.s. should have left the situation alone. he was killed by al-qaeda kidnappers in yemen on saturday. he had been held for more than a year. u.s. officials said his life was in danger but his family says other threats were never carried out. sources said a barking dog may have tipped off the captors that the raid was under way. the diversity of their work forces. bay area based apple and google blocked the repolice of the data -- release of the data. companies provided the data in the past. san francisco giants pitcher madison bumgarner is receiving another big honor. the world series mvp is now sports illustrated's sportsman of the year. >> most humbling award that an
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athlete can win in my opinion. crazy. i feel like you made a mistake. >> no mistake. so humble, no deserving. he is on the cover of sports illustrated. it highlights his outstanding season and his post season performance which they called one for the ages. he joins an elite group to win the award. a northern california man trying to keep his neighborhood tidy hit by a car and then the driver takes off. >> hit me from behind. >> the surveillance video capturing the crash and the message his wife has for who did. >> plus -- [ christmas music ] >> getting in the holiday spirit, the event that brought music to children.
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>> tracking a big storm. i will give you the details, what you can expect, how much rain and the strong winds forecast. ♪ ♪
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it is beginning to sound a lot like christmas in san francisco at symphony hall. [ music playing ]
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>> name that tune? slight ride. they performed their children's symphony concert today from underserved schools. part of the deck the halls community days. the performance includes much more than music. >> a sing along. so it is pretty much audience interactive. a lot of fun. >> you had me at sing along. 2,000 children attended today. for most of them this was the first time going to see the sympathy. >> the bay area is bracing for one of the biggest storms in a while. it will hit over night on wednesday into thursday. ktvu's noelle walker tells us some homeowners are already starting to prepare. >> reporter: he is ready to
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load his pick up. with peace of mind. >> they will go by my house. >> reporter: a little insurance wrapped in a 30-pound sand bag. >> a lot of water which we needed because of the drought. i am not having problems at the home. >> reporter: others have the same idea. >> we need the rain. >> reporter: last week's storms opened a sink hole in san francisco and downed trees. the public works department and public utilities commission met to come up with a plan of attack for the approaching storm. the first rainfall doesn't cause major issues, it could cause other things to fall and that could set things up to happen when the second storm hits. >> reporter: public works crews
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are clearing leaves and checking to make sure storm drains are clear. >> sometimes mother nature isn't so nice to us. comes at 3:00 a.m. in the morning. and we have to get up and do that work. that is what we are here to do. ready for it. >> reporter: come rain or shine. >> reporter: in oakland, noelle walker, ktvu channel 2 news. we just saw people gathering sand bags. clearing out storm drains. now to our chief meteorologist bill martin. there is time? >> there is time. this is not thened of it world. it is a -- not the end of the world. it is a good sized storm. it will hit hard. you will hear the winds and rain and snow in the mountains, traffic. a mess. but we will get a break. i would worry if i saw a bunch of these stacked up. it will last through friday and it is out of here.
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that is pretty good. the reason the storm is strong is it has a lot of subtropical moisture. the jet stream wins. when the winds curve it slows them down. when it does this, the winds slow down. when the winds straight line, they accelerate, the winds are cooking across that part of the pacific and that create as powerful storm with subtropical moisture and a ton of, you know, surf along the coast. so here is the deal. we have radar spinning. for the rest of us it was a nice day. computer model. this is tomorrow. right? not a bad day. here is the system starting to come in. wednesday morning, 5:00 a.m.
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still not a bad day. fog. clouds. dense fog advisory this morning. wednesday evening it shows up. look at that. right? that is the real deal. this is thursday. model says 8:00 a.m. at this point i would say hesitate to give you an exact time. you can see the line of showers. rainfall rates that could be over an inch of hour. we will see urban and small stream flood advisories. big rivers should not be a problem because it is not going to last that long. you need a lot of water to get the rivers to come up. it is a good storm. with the storm the winds will be significant too. 60 miles per hour winds. that is how it looks. the timing remains to be scene. looks like early thursday morning. through thursday afternoon. there is still rape after that
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but -- rain after that. that is the deal a that would get us flood advisory. that is thursday morning early. more showers on friday. a different animal. right? this is the deal. because it is only one of them i wouldn't panic. this is how california is. this is a big storm. good. >> thank you. a man simply doing a favor for a neighborhood is hit by a car and the driver takes off. what surveillance video shows the driver doing after hitting that man. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> days of protests against police killings come at a high cost. >> the rising costs of protecting communities in the wake of public outrage and a string of bank robberies with three more over the weekend. what investigators think may be
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in mucoast tow it was caught on surveillance video. a man hit from behind with a car. the driver took off. a warning, some of you may find
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the video disturbing. >> this is what he was doing saturday afternoon. blowing leaves. >> somebody got to do it. i am boored to death. >> reporter: till blowing leaves almost killed him. >> hit me from behind and rolled over. >> reporter: surveillance video captured the hit and run on camera. a car crashes into the 65-year- old. you can see the driver turn their head, look at him and keep on driving. >> they knew they ran somebody over. and left. they left a lifeless body in the street. >> reporter: his son chased the car. >> first thing, was go find them. >> reporter: he couldn't catch them. >> just thought about themselves and left. >> his family does care. deeply. >> 35 years is a long time to be married. >> reporter: she could have
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lost the love of her life. >> just take responsibility. that is all. >> i always paid for my mistakes. you know what i mean? >> a tip from the fbi about an affect ort website led to the rest of two people -- escort website led to the arrest of two people. at first they were told by the fbi the suspects were sexually exploiting a minor so officers arranged to meet the minor. they then found out it was a young woman and not a minor. she told the officer shows a was being sold for sex. now at sick p.m. break lights for miles. traffic is at a stand still on a major south bay freeway. an update on a tense situation that is causing the trouble.
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>> who killed williams. police say they have the right guy but the public defender said this video right here proves the police are wrong. >> a bay area school district is underfire for following some students home. >> it is pretty disturbing. it is disgusting feeling to know you have been followed around. >> why officials say it is necessary. ktvu channel 2 news starts right now with breaking news. >> and that breaking news comes from the south bay. there is a traffic jam right now. it has been this way for the past hour or so. it is making for a difficult evening commute on 680 near the allen rock over pass. i am. hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. >> the problem is on the over pass above 680 at allen rock road and traffic is backed up for miles.
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ktvu's azenith smith is pulled over off the freeway to give us an update. >> reporter: since we spoke at 5:00 p.m. we exited to find some of the streets are also in gridlock. we are at the 680, highway entrance ramp. i want to show you the traffic is backed up for miles. i will show you video we shot of this mess. all lanes are still closed near the allen rock avenue exit. it happened before 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. that was three hours ago. north bound traffic is diverted. southbound drivers are also being diverted. this couldn't come at a worse time, during rush hour. a lot of drivers are coming home from work. here is what one driver had to say. >> it is bad but i feel sadder for the person that feels hopeless enough to do what they are doing. we will keep our

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