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. a wild ride on wall street. >> the ashley madison cheating website data breach reaches washington, dc. why some federal employees could soon be losing their jobs. >> and a new documentary debuts tonight in san francisco. one woman's ballots to spread awareness about mental illness. the four on 2 starts now. . today, the dow took a nose dive, as wall street plunged in its worst weekly retreat since 2011. >> the dow lost 530 points, the nasdaq down 171, s&p 500 lost 64. tom vacar joins us now. lot of people have lost a lot of money. >> reporter: let's talk about individuals. the average individual's retirement account is $91,000, it was invested purely in the dow jones industrials, you would have lost $10,000 since
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may's all-time high. >> reporter: one big worry, china's economy is beginning to falter. that's reflected in china's tanking stock market and big drops in spending, which could soon impact u.s. companies that export many goods there. the other big worry is despite this, will the federal reserve hike interest rates, because the u.s. economy is in a good recovery? the former dean of golden gate university's business school, who was once a long-time wall street investment banking executive, says this. >> one set of data says get it over with and start raising rates. another set of data says you got to be out of your mind. >> reporter: with that uncertainty, there are more sellers of stocks than buyers, making prices plunge, even among companies performing well
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in our still-growing recovering economy. >> nobody really wants to buy until they know which way that particular coin flip with the fed is really going to come out. >> reporter: we will know mormon when investors, big and small, have had time to think about it and get back to their desks. >> tom, i've always been told, don't check the 401(k). let it sit. but is this news today time for me to go in there and start moving money around? >> reporter: well, if you're a long-term investor, the answer is absolutely not. if you panic, of course, people do that and a lot of people lost a whole lot of money during the recession, which later came back and actually then set new records. you have to be very, very careful about this. now, we are at about 11% loss at this point in time. much more than that and people will start actually thinking about doing that and some people already are. but for the long-term investor, it is better to sit tight, because there are plenty of good things going on in the economy and those good things can ultimately outweigh the bad. >> be patient, don't worry so much about today. tom, lots of talk about a correction and it coming very
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close to a correction. what should the person at home know about this so-called wall street correction? >> reporter: well, it's nothing more than saying prices need to be readjusted because, a, they are too high, and b, nobody new will buy unless prices are reasonable. that is a correction and that's usually about 10%. we're at 11%, well within the correction range. when you start getting down to 20%, then the experts start calling that a bear market, which means buyer beware. anything you buy from this point on because it's likely to go down, as much, maybe more so than likely to go up. so this is a correction. we haven't had one of these in many years, several years since we've had a correction. they are usually more regular than that. this is nothing to panic about yet, but it is something certainly to think about. >> and debate, because the correction, we don't know if it's over. all eyes on the market on monday. this could roll into september, even october as well. >> reporter: it certainly could. what we don't know is what's going to happen in china. that is the lynch pin. remember, we still have issues in europe, with greece, some of
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the other countries there. we have other issues going around in the oil patch, oil companies, having a lot of trouble right now because the price of oil has collapsed and a lot of people depend on that for dividends. this is a major thing going on here, but the question is, is it so major we should run away from it? so far, probably not. >> tom vacar, live in the newsroom, thanks. the stories we're following for you, firefighters still on the scene right now of a huge fire that destroyed a recycling warehouse in vallejo. this is what the alco metal and iron metal facility looks like after the fire. this is video from sky fox. the 62,000-square foot building is a burnt-out shell. the fire was reported last night about a quarter to 12:00. the building housed e-waste, potentially toxic materials, including things like oil, propane tanks, lead batteries and even oil generators. >> you have material inside the building and then all the material of the building itself that collapsed on top of it. you're going to have pockets within there that are anywhere
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from six to 10 feet deep. >> he added that it's really just still too hazardous to put any firefighters or equipment inside because there are still some small areas burning. as for the cause, they can't determine it until investigators are able to go inside. fire officials say there is no danger to the public. in alameda county, a deputy is recovering after he was hit while sitting in his patrol car writing a ticket. ktvu's janine deva lega has more. >> reporter: the deputy was in the middle of handling a call of a suspicious person. he had his car parked, sitting in the driver's seat and writing a report on his computer when suddenly a vehicle crashed into him. the accident happened around midnight. the deputy was sitting with his door ajar. a bmw traveling near chaparral broadsided the parked patrol car, then kept traveling,
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crashing into a telephone pole. the crash sent the patrol car onto the sidewalk and caused the bmw to lose one of its front wheels. the deputy was taken to the hospital where he is now suffering from a broken left leg. the driver of the bmw was not injured, but chp officers detained him and performed a field sobriety test. they ended up arresting 36-year- old rufus coleman from hayward for driving under the influence. authorities tell us it also appears he may have been speeding, but the chp is still investigating. reporting from san leandro, janine de la vega, fox 2news. today, oakland city leaders are expected to receive the final proposal to keep the raiders and a's in oakland. last check, the city had received most of the coliseum city proposal and the rest is expected by the close of business today. the deadline for the developer who has an exclusive negotiating agreement with the city of oakland and alameda county, that is today. the coliseum project includes
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housing, hotels, retail outlets, and up to three sports stadiums, but there are concerns that the developer may not be able to come up with the funding for this billion dollar project. more fallout now over the data leaks from cheating website ashley madison. hackers have released records of millions of the site's users. and this may be resonating most in the nation's capital, where hundreds of federal employees have been implicated. >> reporter: a lot of federal employees apparently had a lot of extra time on their hands. the associated press traced some of the ip addresses back that had visited the website ashley madison and found that a lot of them came right back to the federal government. the associated press found that more than 20 federal agencies had employees who accessed the adultery site through their
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government internet connections, including house and senate offices, even the u.s. state department. >> we've just seen press reports on this, so way too premature to make a comment about this. >> reporter: state department spokesman wouldn't touch this, but the pentagon is another matter. where so many civilian and military employees have security clearances and could be wide open for blackmail. the secretary of defense ash carter was asked whether he was aware of the breach and whether the pentagon is investigating. >> i am aware. of course it's an issue because conduct is very important and we expect good conduct on the part of our people. >> reporter: reality star josh duggar has been embroiled in the ashley madison leak, but in washington, this may go way beyond personal embarrassment. >> for people in the military, you could end up in prison for a year, dishonorably discharged, you could be the target of an extortion plot,
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you could also have your security clearance in jeopardy. that's a be pro. >> reporter: the associated press spoke to some of these federal employees as part of the investigation. they haven't been identified because none of them have been accused of committing a crime. police investigating internet crimes against children searched the home of rocker gene simmons. however, the kiss rocker, along with his family, are not suspected of any crimes. l.a.p.d. searched simmons' beverly hills home yesterday. police haven't said exactly what they were looking for, but there is a report out there that police wanted to discuss a crime that may have happened at simmons' home last year while he was away on tour. gene's wife tweeted, quote, we couldn't be more horrified that someone used our residence for such heinous crimes. in the case against former subway spokesman jared fogle, a florida reporter is coming forward to announce that she is
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the person who tipped off police. rochelle herman says she was startled by a comment fogle made about middle school girls during a healthy event back in 2007. herman says over the years, fogle's comments became more blunt, more shocking, and she finally went to the fbi and agreed to secretly record him talking openly about having sex with minors. fogle plans to plead guilty to child porn charges, which could land him in prison for a minimum of five years up to 12 years. after three decades, one traffic ticket from thousands of miles away is coming back to haunt a man right here in california. coming up, we take a closer look at the change in federal rules that is now causing a problem for more and more california drivers. . >> and in weather, the bay area locked in a stable pattern out there. coming up, we'll be tracking the fog in the short-term. we'll also let you know if we have any major warmups on the long-range weather maps. >> let's check in on your drive home there. there you see interstate 80 in
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emeryville. it's slow going on this friday afternoon. the four on 2 will be back in a couple of minutes.
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. conditions remain challenging for firefighters working to contain dozens of devastating wildfires in the west. today, a red flag warning is in effect for parts of washington. this is due to the high temperatures there and also the very low humidity.
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this comes as authorities continue to investigate the deaths of three firefighters killed while on duty wednesday night. >> i want to say this is unprecedented. >> the governor of washington, not mincing words, as devastating wildfires continued to burn across the state. >> we thank everyone who are doing everything they can to make sure the evergreen state does not become an ever fire state. we have a lot of work to do. >> and firefighters won't be getting any relief, as high winds and above-average temps are expected to continue in the west. >> our guys will be very cautious as far as what they can get done. so safety is our number one priority. >> as crews continue to battle the flames, people are mourning the loss of three firefighters killed wednesday night. the deaths happening in the scenic meadow river valley, where a series of blazes covering close to 140 square
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miles had merged. >> we want people to know what a wonderful person he was, how bad we feel about it. >> my son, he loved being a firefighter. he loved serving the community. >> it hurts deep. but the job goes on. that's what first responders do. >> the firefighters were members of a specially trained unit that is sent into a wildfire ahead of other crews in order to size up the level of danger. >> it's a risky job and supergrateful that people are willing to do it. >> it's hard. there's no way around it. >> 13 firefighters have been killed across the west this year in what officials call one of the driest and most explosive wildfire seasons ever. . >> the firefighters killed in washington have been identified as 26-year-old andrew sajak, 31- year-old richard wheeler, and
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20-year-old tom bouchski. an explosion in downtown los angeles knocked out power. it happened on wilshire boulevard. a generator exploded and knocked out power at the shania twain concert at the staples center. the explosion did cause significant damage to the building. the people who were injured are expected to recover. a pot bust in marin county is now causing environmental concerns. deputies found a field of plants hidden in the hills of marin county. this is near popular hiking trails. alongside of it, they found waste, including plastics and pesticides. >> we're talking fertilizers, pesticides, talking literally rat poison left behind. these are all items used by these growers to try to protect their growing operation. >> this area here is part public and part private. for example, film director george lucas owns land right there in this area. i'm hanging out with mark
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too mayo, talking about hurricane danny. stronger, weaker compared to 24 hours ago? >> a little stronger, mike. not too much strengthening. still a hurricane. winds right now, 115 miles an hour. things are developing, a little more active. moving to the west-northwest at 10 miles an hour, basically moving in this overall direction. coming in closer, here's the projected path. basically a straight line. you can say the good news, it's weakened into a tropical storm monday, tuesday and wednesday as the system approaches puerto rico and the dominican republic. >> and what about the other one? it's not a hurricane yet. >> it's a tropical storm. in fact, it has strengthened into a tropical storm, winds of 40 miles an hour. this is tropical storm kilo. look at that turn to the north. >> still hooking right there. >> yeah, and this resembles a track from 1992. powerful hurricane anike. coming in closer, this is expected into tuesday and wednesday, possibly as a
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category 2 hurricane. this track might be changing a lot, especially oahu and kawhi. i have a family from kawhi and my sister was telling me the people are talking about this storm already, preparing, and they are checking each update from the hurricane center. >> real quick, what causes that big hook? >> that's a very good question. i was reading about that. there's an area of high pressure. you think of high pressure with a counterclockwise circulation. that storm is sneaking underneath that high, so it's being pushed around that high. what's going to happen, that high is going to weaken and that's responsible for the hook. as the high weakens, we're going to have general motion in this direction. that's what's forecasted to happen. it's a lot of domino effects. they need one thing to happen before another thing happens. >> all right. thanks for answering the question. let's get back locally. >> locally, we have lots of low clouds and fog to talk about. this is our bay point camera toward the marine layer, toward the west. lots of low clouds and fog out there right now. in fact, you can see the signature here on the satellite. we have the fog just offshore.
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it's basically sticking around into tonight and into tomorrow morning, pushing back into the bay. right now, it is 82 degrees in concord. limp more, 84. san francisco, 62. santa rosa in the mid-70s. 75 degrees. more low clouds expected overnight and still a solid deck of overcast first thing saturday morning. no major changes for your bay area weekend for both saturday and sunday. we're stuck in between the cool weather pattern and this area of high pressure that has been backing off. beaches, mid 60s. inland, in the mid-80s. in oakland, the 11th annual faith breast cancer walk and run around lake merritt, mostly cloudy skies. that's for tomorrow morning. 65 degrees. i think we'll see the clouds lift throughout the midmorning hours into the afternoon. we'll keep an eye on that. here's our forecast model showing you some of the fog tomorrow morning, saturday, 8:00 a.m., then clearing back to near the shoreline by 4:00 p.m. and still partly cloudy skies right around the bay. we'll show you the forecast
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highs for tomorrow. santa rosa, 77. 80s out toward fairfield and vacaville. around the rim of the bay, temperatures in the 70s. heading inland, you'll find more 80s. no major heat in the forecast. i think the sunday temperatures, pretty much identical to these forecast highs for your saturday. san francisco, 67 degrees. pacifica, 63. here's a look ahead at your five-day forecast. still tracking a major warmup. actually, we're not tracking one. we're tracking a bump in the temperatures for tuesday and wednesday. what i meant to say is things are fairly quiet with no major temperature swings out there, but just a few low 90s by tuesday. coming up at 4:45, bill martin will be live at the presidential yacht, called the floating white house. >> oh, wow! >> who wouldn't want to be there. >> exactly. the chief will be out there and we'll talk to him in a few minutes. >> thanks, mark. still ahead, oakland rapper, song writer mr. fab giving back to the community. mike sat down with him earlier to talk about why his backpack giveaway is such a personal event for him and the connection he feels to oakland
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youth. >> great interview. really nice guy. >> looking forward to that. >> plus, why a san francisco police officer showed off his break dancing skills out at ucsf children's hospital, when the four on 2 is back.
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ucsf children's hospital is not exactly where you would expect a break dancing contest, especially if one of the competitors is a san francisco police officer. this youtube video shows just
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that, and you can be the judge of the best moves. the officer or the young boy? officer joseph marte was at the hospital to visit 4-year-old colton guerrera for cancer treatment. the officer read about colton's situation some months ago and visited him so he wouldn't feel like an outsider in a big city. colton, who is nicknamed hulken because of his love for the cartoon character, lives in brentwood. marte explained to us how yesterday's dance-off happened. >> his mom came across a video of me doing one of my break dancing moves and showed colton the video and colton challenged me. of course i couldn't say no to him. >> officer marte says he's always found break dancing bringing people together and he's happy to be able to support colton during his treatments. very cool of the officer. >> good for him, right? fun. >> maybe they will have a second competition. >> maybe so. coming up after the break, we're going to talk about
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mental health awareness, as a new film premiers tonight in san francisco. we'll be joined by the woman at the focus of the new documentary, about what more can be done to help those struggling with mental illness. >> plus, we are hearing from two u.s. army rangers as they make history. the four on 2 is back in just a bit.
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. mental illness is one of those topics in our society that isn't well understood and because of that it's often stigmatized. >> premiering tonight at the roxy theater, the independent documentary called "pack up your sorrows," offering insight in what it's like to live with mental illness. today at 4:00, we take a deeper look at the issue of mental illness. >> and we are joined by meg hutchinson, the focus of this film, singer, song writer, and someone who lives with bipolar disorder. welcome to the newscast. >> thank you. >> i feel this is a very dark topic. because of that, people don't like to talk about it. in the documentary, you mention it took you 10 years.
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why? >> combination, lack of education, we don't recognize the symptoms. depression doesn't necessarily feel like satness. it feels like a physical illness. you're exhausted. your brain feels foggy. i didn't know that it was depression i was dealing with. then as you start to see a pattern, the shame kicks in. we have very few examples in the media of positive lives with mental illness. there are many, but we don't talk about them. once the shame kicks in, you're a perfectionist, you are ashamed. you think it will change the way people think of you. the great surprise of my life is it's been the opposite. i felt so loved when i started to speak about this. >> tell us about "pack up your sorrows" the film and how did you find the courage. it's one thing to recognize a problem, maybe talk to your family. but the courage to go so public with it, what can we learn from this film? >> it wasn't something i was instantly comfortable with. it's now been nine years since i hit rock bottom. when i found when i was going through the worst of it was
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there were so few examples. that made me even more acutely suicidal because i didn't see other people having productive, rich lives through this illness. i knew they were out there, but i didn't see them. there's a deep sense of responsibility to tell my story, especially seeing young people going through this will recognize this is not the end of a life. this is like diabetes. it's something you treat. it's manageable. and if we can tell our stories, people realize, oh, it's not like the media. it's not these horror stories. mental illness is something many, many millions of americans are living with. >> you mentioned rock bottom. what was the moment for you when you were rock bottom? >> after hiding it for nine years, i was of course a musician and traveling all over. i was in europe and had been living this rock & roll life- style. that's just hard on a brain that's untreated with bipolar disorder. so i came home. i had been high all spring and i just crashed. i finally hit a place where my brain simply didn't work. >> i want to share a clip of the trailer that's going to be
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seen in san francisco tonight for our viewers. take a look. >> when i heard someone recently say, the equivalent of a jet full of people are dying every day by suicide in this country, if a jet was going down every day, we would ground all aircraft. >> i mean, just a powerful statement right there, comparing it to the airliner and the crash of an airliner. suicide prevention, what does it take? is it medicine? is it family? is it compassion? maybe all of it? >> it's all of the above. we lose someone every 13 minutes to suicide in this country. that's 22 veterans a day. 1100 college students a year. i think the majority of these lives can be saved by people feeling safe to get treatment, medication stabilizing these illnesses, but beyond that, a cultural acceptance, a sense of compassion, a sense of safety in talking about what we're dealing with, and a normalization of it. these are ordinary americans living with these illnesses. >> is that part of the mental
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exercise? is that something different? >> i think meditation is a huge part of working with this. we actually interview a neuro scientist who has shown without a doubt that medication can change the structure and function of the brain. hugely empowering to know that we can do all of these things to help ourselves deal with these illnesses. >> meghan, your trailer, i saw you drib yourself as a happy kid. in your family, if you felt blue or sad, you just went for a walk or you wrote a poem. how important was the support from your mother and your family and for others suffering with mental illness, how important is it for that family support? >> it's tremendously important. it's interesting that even from a very loving family there can be a huge hurdle. i was raised by former hippies. you just ate more kale and went on a mother nature walk if you were feeling a little blue. really to learn that sometimes it takes more than that and to accept that someone as happy and easy going as me can be
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struck by an illness is proof it can hit absolutely anyone. >> you talked about rock bottom. i also want to ask you about your best day. since rock bottom, what would that be? >> there are many of them. >> that's good. >> the last three or four years have been the most peaceful years of my life and they have involved prioritizing my health, slowing down, meditating, doing yoga, spending more time in the woods every day with my dog and just recognizing that, that being well is the greatest priority and i think that should be a priority for all of us, not just those of us living with a mental illness. >> meg hutchinson, what a wonderful story. thank you for sharing. tonight we can see the movie? >> "pack up your sorrows." >> are you doing a little q&a after ward? >> we are. we found people are so eager to talk about their issues after the film. >> thank you, meg. >> thank you so much. well, bart elevators are getting a much-needed odor- reducing makeover starting next week. bart crews will begin cleaning and replacing the flooring on
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more than 120 of its elevators. bart says the current flooring material absorbs too many liquids and odors, which can damage the elevator structure so crews will tear out the existing floors, disinfect the area and install new aluminum flooring. the work will be done in stages and is expected to continue through december of next year. at the bay bridge toll plaza, new technology is being added to improve the traffic flow there. according to the mercury news, the $2 million project will allow metering lights to respond to changing traffic patterns almost minute by minute. the current lights are manually set and have a fixed timing system. cal trans plans to install the upgrades by the year 2017. coming up after the break, we are going to hear from the well known oakland rapper mr. fab. what he's doing this weekend to give back to the community and why he feels a connection to the youth of oakland. . >> and in weather, temperatures dropping off over the past few days. coming up, we'll let you know if the cooling trend continues into the weekend. we look at long range as well,
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looking for rain chances as we head into next week.
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. one mistake behind the wheel 2000 miles away came back to haunt a bay area man, some 30 years later. >> didn't know that at the age of 24, i would be doing something that would mess me up when i was 56. >> it's an issue popping up
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unexpectedly for more and more california drivers who once got a traffic ticket out of state. ktvu's eric rasmussen explains how a change in federal rules is catching some people off guard. >> reporter: for 56-year-old handyman eric haener, his tools and a working set of wheels are his lifeline. >> if you're not driving, you're not working. >> no, no, i can't do anything. i can't carry my tools on the bus. >> reporter: that's why he was so worried when he got this notice from the dmv, warning his license was about to be canceled because his driving privileges were suspended or revoked in another state. specifically, illinois. >> i couldn't even believe it. i couldn't even remember the occasion where the ticket had occurred. >> reporter: maybe because haener looked more like this at the time. his unpaid ticket, he eventually remembered it was an illegal u-turn on west grand avenue in chicago 30 years ago in 1984. >> i was 24 years old.
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>> what kind of car were you driving? >> i was driving a pinto with the floor board eaten up by the salt and you could see the pavement underneath. >> reporter: with no money to pay a $40 ticket, a young eric haener made a fateful decision. >> when i felt i was going to lose my license, i just stopped driving. >> reporter: until he moved to oakland in the early '90s. haener got a california license and had been driving with no problems until that note from the dmv last year. but clearing up his old debt in the windy city was hardly a breeze. >> they said we have no record of that ticket, there's no record whatsoever, the records have -- they are just gone. it's too long ago for this to happen. >> how did they find you? >> well, i think they have a database. >> reporter: in fact, the california dmv tells 2 investigates the federal government changed the rules in 2007, requiring a check of the national driver register for anyone who applies for a license or a renewal. >> really, we want to know, you know, did you have a lot of
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tickets in another state? do you have a dui in another state? we want to make sure our roads are safe. >> reporter: haener insists he doesn't fit the profile of a problem driver, but by the time he could clear up his old record in illinois, he says the damage was done. he says his california license was briefly suspended. >> my insurance company dropped me from the good driver program. and that's when i really got steamed, because i've only gotten three tickets in 35 years. this isn't just a matter of paying a fine. it's a matter of really -- it's like wrecking somebody's credit. >> that's kind of bizarre. >> reporter: sacramento lawyer larry pilgrim has been handling dmv-related cases for more than 20 years. even he was surprised when we told him about haener's experience. >> they are not wrong in suspending you or honoring the other state's actions. they are not wrong in doing that. what's -- what doesn't feel good or doesn't seem right is, you know, just clearing up --
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pulling up stuff from 10, 12, 15, 20, 30 years ago. >> reporter: experts say a solution is to mail a written request for a check of your name in the ndr database before the dmv does. the national highway traffic safety administration website explains how to do it, but hindsight is little help to eric now. >> i really believe that i should have paid that ticket. i wish i had the first time around. i didn't know that at the age of 24 i would be doing something that would mess me up when i was 56. >> eric rasmussen joins us now. sow hear him say yes, i should have paid the ticket. what a price to pay, though. now his good driving record is -- will his insurance premiums go sky high? >> his insurance rates nearly doubled. and he thinks it's just because there was a very brief gap of time as he was trying to resolve this issue that his license got suspended, that raised a red flag, and insurance said you're not a good driver in our eyes anymore. >> can he go back to them and try to plead and explain what
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happened, maybe show them the story? >> i think there might be a chance. in fact, when we went to sacramento to talk to the dmv, something else interesting came up. they said at our request they went back and checked eric haener's record. according to the dmv, it's now clean. so he's hoping -- i talked to him today -- he can go back to his insurance and say here you go. i'm good. >> let's talk about this federal website. it's 2015. why can't i pick up the phone, go online to figure out if i'm going to get caught up in something like this, because i might have a ticket in north carolina from 25 years ago maybe. >> well, we were curious about the same thing. on the national highway traffic safety administration website, they answer a lot of those questions. one of the things they point out is there's the federal privacy act. of course the goal there is to keep anybody from calling up and getting your information. because of that, they say you got to have a letter, has to be notarized. then they will tell you if you're on the database. >> we saw it in the piece. what can we do if we think yes,
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i've lived in multiple states, maybe there's a ticket. what should we do? >> check the record before you try to renew your license or have any other contact with the dmv. that's when they check the database. >> before you go for your own renewal? >> right. what the california dmv reminds us of is if you can go and then clear up your situation in another state, like illinois for eric haener, then you want to make sure that that notice of completion from the state is delivered to california so they have it in their records, so when they check your renewal, you're good to go. >> more resources on our website? >> absolutely. we have links to exactly where you can get those questions answered and hopefully take care of it. >> eric, good story. thank you. if you have a tip for 2 investigates, e-mail or call us at the number on the screen, 510-874-0222. we'll send it over to mark tamayo in the weather center.
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>> already working the weekend forecast and people are out for fun activities this afternoon, as we head into the evening hours. one of those people, chief meteorologist bill martin. he's standing by, live in oakland at a very special and historical boat. is that right, bill? >> reporter: yeah, you know, mark, it's beautiful out here. we're out by the oakland ferry building. you see the uss potomac behind me. it's one of only two presidential yachts in existence. this was franklin delanor roosevelt's yacht. it's got an interesting, interesting history. right now what they do with it on the bay here is they will take cruises. tonight there's a wine cruise, wine tasting. you could do this if you want. go get a ticket, bring friends or a group. you go up by san francisco. we're going to go inside later, by the way. it's absolutely luxurious inside. right now, i've got dominic smith with me. you're the executive director?
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>> yes, for the potomac organization, run by volunteers, and it's all based on donations. our job is to preserve history and to keep this boat afloat. >> well, when you say preserve the history are, you guys literally preserved this. this was in san francisco bay for a while, literally sunk in the bay 25 years ago? >> yes, 25 years ago, it sunk. it was raised and the port of oakland bid on it. for five years, there was a $5 million project, a lot of volunteers, and we raised it and made the ship as it was when the president owned it. >> reporter: interesting sidebar here. i love history. we've talked about it a little bit. this is a steel-hulled ship. the reason it is, most presidential yachts, you picked like kennedy's yacht, those were beautiful teak wood. why is this steel? >> it's a steel hull because roosevelt had polio and couldn't move from the waist down. he was afraid of fire. if there had been fire on board a wooden ship, he may not have
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gotten out on time. he wanted a steel-hulled ship so he would feel comfortable taking his friends on it, so there was less of a chance of fire. >> reporter: we did a quick tour around here. you took me around earlier so we kind of have an idea. it is like stepping back into 1936. in a little while, what we'll do, we'll take you around the ship in the 5:00 and 6:00 and talk a little history, how you can get involved with this. the money, some of the money that you earn here goes to the school system. >> yes. we had 1500 fifth graders come through last year. we have a school student program starting again in september and we have students from all over the bay area. we're trying to do a push for students from oakland. unfortunately, a lot of them don't come on the ship. but when they do, it's the first time they have seen the bay and it's very exciting for them. >> reporter: we'll come back and chat with you more. >> thank you. >> reporter: i want to thank mark too mayo, too. mark set this up, huh, mark? i was looking for events.
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he goes, bill, you love history, you love the bay, the ocean, it's the perfect live shot for you. mark, thanks for sending me out here. >> i was just amazed when i saw that. so much history right in our backyard. we're looking forward to you hopping on that boat during the 5:00 hour. >> reporter: we'll take you inside in just a little bit. >> we'll look forward to that then. already low clouds pushing back into the bay. on live storm tracker 2, no storms, but we have a pretty good onshore breeze with the low clouds pushing back into the coast, toward san francisco. with the presence of that marine layer, temperatures have been capped off. no major heat, no heat advisories. in fact, pretty comfortable out there. livermore right now, 84. san jose, 74. san francisco, 62. santa rosa in the mid-70s, 75 degrees. bay point camera toward the west, here's evidence of the fog bank that will be moving back into the region overnight. first thing saturday morning,
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waking up for ball game out there, playing football at the park or something like that, soccer game, you will have temperatures in the 50s to right around 60 degrees. micro climate's breaking up for your saturday. temperatures near the coast, only in the 60s. here's our temperature sensor as we work inland. warming back up and eventually we're talking about some more low to possibly mid-80s by about 4:00 tomorrow afternoon, even a few spots could be approaching 87 degrees. so low clouds on the increase for tonight. fog saturday morning. here, you can see the bigger perspective. really no big changes for your weekend. beaches remain on the cool side. inland neighborhoods, in the mid-80s with that steady onshore breeze. we're taking us long range. some of the forecast models have been hinting at possibly rainfall toward the end of the month. this is a week out, still keeping us dry. some activity offshore, so we'll be watching for this beyond seven days, slight chance and it could change quite a bit, possibly rain chances. temperatures for tomorrow,
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warmest locations inland will be in the mid-80s. oakland, 73. san jose, 78 degrees. santa cruz, 73. san francisco, upper 60s, 67. so mike and keba, we're locked in this kind of mild weather pattern, the fog in the morning, skies becoming partly cloudy for the afternoon. no major heat, but still a pretty nice weekend coming up for both saturday and sunday. >> looks good, mark. thank you. >> thanks, mark. well, let's check in with frank somerville on what we're working on for fox 2news at 5:00. probably one question being asked by many today, should i sell or should i buy? >> i'm sure a lot of people are asking themselves that question. a horrible day on wall street. in fact, it's one of the worst days in a while. this is a story that's important, whether you own stocks or not. we'll look at what led to today's massive sell-off and what's ahead when the markets open again next week. >> i don't want the raiders to leave, frank. all this talk about carson and moving, is there a shot the raiders stay here? >> i hope so. it's a key day for the raiders and the a's, whether they
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remain in oakland or move somewhere else. today is the deadline for the developer who wants to build a new stadium for the teams to submit his plans. we'll tell you if he met the deadline and also what happens next. >> frank, see you at 5:00. thanks. and another check of the roadways right now. already you are looking at interstate 880, southbound direction pretty sluggish. a's playing tampa bay tonight. the four is back in a bit.
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. education is key, according to stanley cox, as he's known to many, mr. fab. earlier, i went one on one with the oakland native to talk about his 10th annual backpack
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giveaway. as he explains,ist not just about handing out the supplies. it's about making eye contact with the children, growing up in oakland today. >> put together by the community, for the community. we give out about 1000 backpacks yearly. we're at 1000 backpacks. started with 50 and have grown and grown. people contribute from everywhere, different athletes, entertainers, artists, and everyday 9:00 to 5:00 working common guy. they donate. some people bring backpacks, give money, and so my whole team and my whole staff, we just grab bags full of school supplies and everything and fill them up, give them out to the kids. >> this is taking place at pepsi park in north oakland. take me back to you growing up in north oakland. what was it like for you? >> well, it's no different, typical story of every inner city kid growing up. harsh homes. mom rehabilitating from drugs, you know, father died, brother incarcerated. it's the same story, man, you know. and not using it as an excuse. using it to say it's what made
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me stronger. it's who i am today. gave me who i am today, the strength that i am to go out and realize that there are kids out there growing up without the simple things, the things we take for granted, simple stuff, a backpack. some people don't realize the importance of that. >> when wewer walking around north oakland these days and you see children on the streets, do you see them like looking at yourself? >> most definitely. >> even today? >> even today. we see these kids and we let them know we want to be the example. say, dude, you don't have to take the coward way out. the coward way out is stealing, robbing. work hard. dedicate yourself to something. believe in something. the best thing to believe is believe in yourself. >> and when they take the backpacks, do they look back at you, believe you, trust you, take your word to hard? >> i'm living proof. you know, i'm living proof. you can't doubt and you can't question living proof, for you
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to be able to touch a person, see a person, be like, wow, i can do that, i'm from right here. i grew up in the projects. i can do it. when you see that, they believe it. it gives them faith. >> here again are the details of the event. sunday, noon to 6:00 right there at the intersection of 44th and linden, near the north oakland basketball court. with that, we'll be right back. so, what did you guys they think of the test drive? i love the jetta. but what about a deal?
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. two army officers made history today, becoming the first two female soldiers ever to graduate from the elite rangers school. kristen griest and shaye haver. ranger conditions include stressful conditions, little food, little sleep, learning to operate in the woods, mountains, even the swampland. most importantly, they faced the very same conditions as their male counterparts. >> no woman that i know wanted to go to ranger school if they change the standards. then it degrades what the tag means. it would lower training for everyone and reduce that quality of training for the entire army. >> i think if females continue to come to the course, they can be encouraged by what we have accomplished. hopefully they are encouraged by the ranger community.
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>> the army says fewer than half those who start the 62-day course ever finish, even if they repeat portions they failed. the two will not be put out there on the front lines. >> unlike the male graduates, the two women cannot apply to join the 75th ranger regimen. that's an elite special operations force. that's because women cannot serve in direct combat roles. let's turn to julie and frank. not a lot of green on the board today. >> it was an absolutely horrible day today on wall street. there was a lot of concern. >> chaos today on the training floor, as stocks take a dive for a second straight day. tonight, experts explain the massive sell-off. plus, what to expect when the markets open again next week. [ bell ringing ] the closing bell brought an end to the worst selling week in years, since 2011.
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>> today's massive sell-off sent stocks plunging. the dow lost 530 points, more than 3% of its entire value. the nasdaq was off 171. the s&p 500 fell 64. we get more on this developing news now from tom vacar. for a lot of people, this means they have lost a lot of money. >> reporter: whole bunch. in fact, consider this. if the average individual's retirement account was $91,000, since may when the market hit its high, you've lost $10,000. [ bell ringing ] >> reporter: the closing bell might have been a fire alarm, as the stock market's 531-point plunge today now put it at some 1852 points, or about 11% below it's all-time record high, hit just three months ago. to the former dean of golden gate university's business school, who was once a wall street investment bank executive, this issue is


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