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>> witnesses say they hear multiple shots at this mall. now police are looking for the gunman and the victim. you will no longer be able to hold or touch your cell phone while you're driving. we will tell you about this new law that goes into effect coming up. this is ktvu fox 2 mornings on 2. >> 7:00. if you haven't looked out the window and you're maybe too cold to go outside, take a look at your tv screen. rose gold sunrise over the bay area. so still and quiet. we appreciate you joining us this tuesday morning. a lot are off of work and school. it is a nice cozy inside morning as we call it at our house. i'm bass gas. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. let's talk about our weather. i stepped outside a moment ago.
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rosemary is in for steve. and morning. >> freezing is what it is. >> it is. >> you will need the thicker gloves and jacket and hat. we're looking at a freeze warning for our inland communities north and east bay. we have a beautiful sunrise on the way. we welcome the sunshine. looking at the washing in place for the north bay valley locations. sonoma valley as well as the napa valley. to the east, our tri-valley as well. san rafael is included here. vallejo not included. hercules and portions of richmond. if we shift to the east, along 680, highway 24, lafayette, walnut creek, from concord over to antioch, along highway 4, and again down through areas of danville, pleasanton, livermore, all included in the advisory. bring in the pets, cover the
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plants if you haven't already. this advisory goes until 9:00. in the overnight hours, clouds rolled in and helped to insulate us a little bit. livermore started at 31 degrees. actually warm today 34. since then we have seen clearing and now we're at 32. hopefully we will hold there steady and see a rebound in the next hour or so. santa rosa below freezing at this time. 30 degrees. 41 san francisco. south bay locations, 38 in hayward. look at the north bay. 31 stanislav petrov, 33 windsor. how about the peninsula? areas right around palo alto very cold. 35 degrees in foster city. as we get into the afternoon, a lot of 50s in store for today. a little warmer tomorrow. then things start to change as we get into your weekend.
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a slight chance of showers. i'll have the complete forecast coming up. steve paulson has the morning off and sal castaneda does as well. we still have the traffic covered for you. the bay bridge toll plaza sailing right on through. no traffic backup at all to speak of. now switch pictures and take you down to the south bay, 280 tells the same story. cars sailing along. now to 101 in san francisco where i suspect we may see a few more cars. still no backups to report. if a problem pops up, we will bring it to you here. a shooting happened at a shopping center in pleasant hill. >> christien kafton is live from the shopping center in pleasant hill. police are looking for the shooter as well as the victim. >> reporter: they sure are. i spoke with a woman who heard the shooting last night. we haven't had a chance to turn
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the interview around. she heard numerous shots. she counted 7 shots. you can see there is a police evidence marker there. up on the wall, you can actually see the bullet holes and what appears to be a blown- out window in front of this hawaiian barbecue restaurant. the police say the shooting happened last night around 9:15. most of the businesses in the area were still open. people were in and around the mall at the time of the shooting. police arrived shortly after and witnesses tell investigators that one man was hit. he was bleeding and he tried to run into the starbucks and took off in a car. >> some area businesses were hit, windows were broken. no innocent bystanders hit or anything like that. >> reporter: now, we've had a chance to talk with police this morning. they tell me that the detectives are expecting more information possibly could be released after the detectives get in.
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also we talked with the police to find out if anybody has shown up in any hospitals in the area. they say so far no one has shown up in hospitals or emergency rooms with gunshot wounds. they are looking for the victim and gunman in this case. >> all right. christien kafton, thank you. talk to you later. the time is 7:05. we have new information on several big fights and brawls yesterday at as many as 15 shopping malls around the country, including a big fight between 500 people in colorado. now, police in aurora, colorado say it started because of a post on seoul. they had to evacuate the mall last night to protect the public. two juveniles were arrested, two people were hurt. investigators are trying to find out if there's a connection to the brawl in colorado with other big fights at shopping malls around the country. a big fight broke out in a mall outside of cleveland, ohio. police had to use pepper spray
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to break up the crowds. preliminary reports say the scuffle was loosely organized on social media. investigators are trying to see if there's any online connections among these different shopping mall fights in states that include colorado, ohio, new york, texas and tennessee. one witness saw a girl getting trampled during the chaos at the mall in ohio. police are saying little about a stabbing that happened on christmas eve inside a target store. a 36-year-old hayward man was stabbed inside the store. he later died at a hospital. police were able to later arrest two suspects that are in their 20s. police say the killing was probably not gang related. shoppers we spoke with say they were stunned to hear about the attack. >> i'm shocked. i mean, i come here all the time. we don't live that far away. i've never seen anything that has concerned me before. ore.
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>> police won't tell us whether the stabbing was recorded on store surveillance cameras. this marks hayward's 13th homicide of the year. there were ten homicides in all of 2015. our time is 7:07. there's a new law that will affect how you use your cell phone. and it takes effect in the next couple of days. >> starting january 1st, you will no longer be able to hold while the car is moving. janine de la vega is live to tell us how the law works. >> reporter: the law is catching up to new technology. we can do so much more on your phone now than just talk or text. you can stream video, you can take pictures and you can use gps applications. now, this new law stops drivers from being distracted. that's what it is aimed at doing. and it forbids drivers from holding or operating their cell phones while driving unless they have a hands-free device or voice operated commands.
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it calls for mobile phones or electronic devices to be mounted on the car's windshield or console. the new rule has been good for wireless stores because customers have a lot of questions. >> how are they going to get around gps. they like to listen to music while they're driving. how will they be changing songs. >> there are wireless headphones and other devices that can help drivers adhere to the new law. law enforcement hopes that accidents go down once it is in effect. there were 12 deadly crashes last year because of distracted driving. also 500 injuries and 700 property damage collisions. now, if police catch you violating this new law, the first offense, a fine will be $20. and for every subsequent offense after that, the fine goes up to $50. back to you in the studio.
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>> thank you, janine. also starting next year, which is on sunday, new gun control regulations take effect. they require background checks on ammunition purchases. they limit the lending of guns to family members. also january 1st, sunday, the state minimum wage goes up from $10 to $10.50 an hour. it is part of a law passed in april to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15. an equal pay law also takes effect. employers will have to pay women the same as their male counter parts. we are asking for your opinion. >> that's the question of the day. if you could send a suggestion to sacramento, what new law would you propose? let us know what you think by posting a comment on our facebook page and tweet us with the #ktvu. there's a need for volunteers this morning to help track the homeless in san francisco. the city will hold the annual homeless count january 26th.
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officials are looking for volunteers to help out with that count. the volunteers will undergo mandatory training that night and they will be sent out, deployed in areas like civic center, bay view and the mission. there are more than 7500 homeless in san francisco, including young people. the time is 7:10. from the staff to the decorations, all the behind the scenes preparations happening as the white house gets ready for president-elect donald trump to move in. and many of us have received gift cards for the holidays. up next, how you can exchange them if you didn't like them. outside our doors, you may not like how cold it is. temperatures freezing. even a little below freezing for some of us. i will check in on our current conditions and show what you to expect for the afternoon and look at the holiday weekend coming up. (my hero zero by lemonheads)
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>> thehillary vaughn joins us more on this morning's business headlines. good morning. >> good morning. that's right. the dow is inching closer and closer to the historic 20,000 mark that we're all hoping to see before the new year. it is hovering 30 points up this morning. we will see where it ends today, if we get to that 20,000 mark that we all want to see. this is about seven weeks of gains that the dow has kept up since trump's big november win. but also record online sales could mean record in-store sales for stores when it comes to people bringing in their stuff to return. 10% of holiday purchases are returned. online orders, that's 30%. that's good news for brick and
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mortar stores as shoppers favored online versus stores. for stores like jc penney, the return rate from online to in store is huge. 90% of online returns are brought in the store. typically the first month of the year is slow. due to cyber sales soaring, stores hope to capitalize on foot traffic. gift cards are the second most popular gift. what if you get stuck with a gift card you won't ever use? sites offer exchange programs that allow to you get most of your money back. cardcash.com let you buy and sell your gift cards. but they do pocket a percentage of the total gift card amount. and a lot of people bought cars this christmas. december car sales are expected to be the best month of the year, with 1.6 million vehicles
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sold. and car companies will the most satisfied customers are tesla, subaru, toyota,. and the people who aren't the most happy are those who bought a fiat. >> hillary vaughn, thank you very much. the time is 7:15. well, a big winter storm moved across the great plain states but it left behind a lot of snow out there. that storm has caused many power outages across the da coat as, nebraska and into michigan. it is also making travel very dangerous. many highways, even a north dakota airport were shut down yesterday because of white-out conditions. near sioux falls, south dakota the strong winds blew a roof off a building as emergency crews were battling a fast- moving fire. >> we can have extreme weather conditions with wind driven fires that create fire behavior we're not used to seeing every day. >> winter storm system is now moving east through the great lakes and heading into new
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england. let's look at our own weather. you already know it is cold outside. >> yeah. >> so many of us hoping for more rain to help our plants. rosemary is here to talk to us about when we might be getting some rain. >> yeah. a few sprinkles coming our way in time for the weekend. not a lot but it could include snow for the sierra. make sure that you watch the forecasts because if you're traveling up, you just might need the chains or the snow tires. a beautiful view of the sunrise here at home where we continue to see cold, cold temperatures this morning. and then as we get into the afternoon, we will remain cool. but see the clouds in that shot there? help to offset our cooling in the overnight hours. so even though we are freezing and near freezing and below freezing for some, we're actually a tad warmer. relatively speaking. a tad warmer than where we were yesterday. 33 degrees right now in antioch. 31 in alamo. we have 33 lafayette. and 36 for moraga.
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our inner east bay, inner north bay with the advisories in place until about 9:00 this morning for freezing conditions. so that to be aware of. as a state, we are looking at cool weather pretty much throughout. we're below freezing in redding. sacramento picking up right at about 31 at this hour. truckee, 12 degrees. wow. bone chilling cold there. in areas like palm springs, 44 at this time. so as we get into the afternoon today, temperatures in the upper 50s. 58 expected for oakland. 55 in san francisco. along the peninsula, we will go 55 redwood city. 59 in san jose. the inner east bay. these temperatures very similar to yesterday. we will be begin to see a bit of a warm-up, a modest warm-up coming our way wednesday and into thursday. let's look at more numbers. 55 for brentwood. since i put the afternoon highs in here twice. santa cruz 62 expected for you. 57 at half moon bay.
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here is the extended forecast. temperatures will begin to warm wednesday. low 60s in the forecast. thursday looking just as good. overnight lows will be coming up just slightly. still cold out there. as we get into the bay area weekend, unsettled weather entering the picture. a chance for scattered showers on friday. and a little more on saturday. i don't think it will interrupt the evening plans for those that want to be out and about for new year's show. maybe see the fireworks show in san francisco. you should be in great shape. again, a little bit of unsettled weather coming our way. >> thank you, rosemary. >> sure. well, a woman and a 14-year- old boy killed in a suspected dui crash. it happened in san jose christmas day. in 15 minutes, the backlash over some of the items being left at a memorial for the victims. next, the historical significance of the prime minister's visit.
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>> the time is 7:21. japan's prime minister in in hawaii as part of a historic visit. he will be the first japanese leader to visit the memorial in pearl harbor. the white house says this visit shows the power of reconciliation. >> a historic visit to pearl harbor, hawaii by the japanese prime minister who is set to visit the uss arizona memorial
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later today along with president obama. there he will recognize the 1941 japanese attack on pearl harbor, which triggered the u.s. entrance into world war ii. >> i mean, i'm glad he is coming to, you know, show that we're all peaceful now. >> reporter: he will be the first japanese prime minister to visit the memorial, honoring the u.s. service member who's were killed. >> i am very much looking forward to sending out a strong message about the value of reconciliation, as well as our sincere prayers for those who died in the war. >> reporter: however, the prime minister is not expected to apologize for the attack. >> i don't think he should apologize. they were doing what they were supposed to do. we were doing what we were suppose today do. >> reporter: in the meantime after arriving in hawaii monday, he did pay respects at the national memorial cemetery of the pacific that honors people who died serving in the
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u.s. armed forces. and he also stopped at a memorial for victims of a collision with a japanese fishing boat and a cemetery dedicate today japanese settlers in hawaii. in japan, opinions are mixed about the visit. >> it is more of a political opportunity to make him look like a statesman without substance. >> reporter: experts say it is aimed to show the world that the u.s. and japan share an alliance. in washington, kelly wright, fox news. the time is now 7:23. sadness this morning after ricky harris died. harris who was 54 years old died yet. his manager says that harris had a heart attack two years ago. harris had a recurring role in chris rock's sitcom everybody hates chris and used his voice to play characters in hip hop
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volumes including several by snoop dogg. his first movie role was in the movie poetic justice starring janet jackson and tupac. we are finding out hoar about the christmas day death of singer george michael. his partner says he found george's body in his home in england. michael's manager says the singer died of heart failure at the age of 53. there will be an autopsy report. it should be ready in a couple of days. the time is 7:24. it is the president versus the president-elect. the tweet from mr. trump after president obama said he could have won a third term. and a community comes together after someone stole an important religious symbol. how police hope to find the person or people who stole a menorah from a san francisco park. the sun is up and shining. i will have to expect for the afternoon and in the extended forecast whether or not we see
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♪[music] ♪what you trying to do ♪ >> it is a 24-carat sunrise
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above the bay looking at the gorgeous city of oakland. downtown buildings. not too many people going to work and school today. so many are enjoying a long holiday weekend. wherever you are, new for joining us. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. thank you for being with us. rosemary is with us today. steve is off. she has our forecast. it is chilly. i know you're working hard in your office. >> updating the information as it coming in. very cold out there. freeze warnings in place once again today. inland communities sinking into the 20s and 30s. although we had cloud cover roll in early this morning. i think that happened to offset a lot of that cooldown. so that is good news there. let me actually turn on the weather computer and we'll talk about the other graphic you saw in a moment. the temperatures in the 30s. below freezing in areas like santa rose.
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42 san francisco. 40 oakland. san jose 36. so our inland communities and valley locations freezing and below freezing this morning. with that we have a freeze warning until 9:00 for the north bay valley locations and the east bay valley locations. in the north bay from sonoma county, the north edge all the way down down to tiburon and across into the napa valley. if we go east, it's in the tri- valley locations. areas around martinez, hercules and portions of richmond included in this. along highway 24, lafayette is included in this. highway 680 from walnut creek down through danville, san ramon, pleasanton, livermore, everybody involved here. antioch, highway 4. you will find it will you brentwood as well. again, going until 9:00 this morning. look at the time cover. the time lapse is three hours. the cloud cover helped to insulate us a little bit. we are clearing out. we will be in between these mid
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and high level clouds for the entire day. i will have the afternoon highs examine look into the extended forecast for the holiday weekend coming up. >> thank you, rosemary. steve paulson is enjoying the day off as is our own sal castaneda. it is a good thing that he is off because traffic is so much lighter than a typical tuesday. smooth sailing. plenty of cars on the road but not bumper month bumper mess that we're used to. the drive itself on the golden gate bridge is picture perfect. now up to the richmond san rafael bridge entering the toll gates. not a problem here. smooth sailing once again. >> thank you, gasia. the time is 7:30. police in san search searching for thieves who stole an important symbol of the holiday from washington square park. it is a 150-pound menorah. allie rasmus is will in the news room. it did not stop the celebration
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of lights out there. >> no. people came together december spite the theft. a little background of this menorah. it is about six feet tall, 150 pounds as you say. people in the north beach community noticed the menorah was gone a couple of days ago when they went to light it on the second day of sunday this past -- second day of hanukkah this past sunday. ♪[music] >> now, neighbors decided to send a message to the thief and the community by bringing their own menorahs to the park last night. the jewish festival of lights took on a new meaning as they created a brighter light display with smaller individual menorahs. it is a way to show the power of faith after what they believe is an act of hatred. >> when somebody comes to a symbol in a public sphere and
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take that's away, that is a portrayal of hate. that is saying what you're doing is not important. and i am going to ruin that for you. >> the community leaders hope whoever stole the menorah will realize it won't stop them from celebrating hanukkah. others say the stolen menorah isn't the first problem in the park. the christmas tree was vandalized three times in the days leading up to christmas. police are looking at surveillance video from homes and businesses in the area and hope that will give them information that leads them to the person or people responsible for this. >> allie rasmus in our news room. thank you. the time is 7:32. there's a new controversy about the crash on christmas morning in san jose that killed a teenage boy and a suspected drunk driver. family members and friends of the driver created a memorial
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last night at the crash site. authorities say she crossed the center median on capital expressway and slammed right into an on coming car, killing the boy and injuring his parents. some of her friends put candles, flowers and beer cans in the memorial as a sign of love. it has been heavily criticized on social media as investigators believe she was drunk when she was driving. by the time our crew arrived for the vigil, the alcohol was removed. >> she was a wonderful mom. a wonderful friend. a wonderful person. she was loving. yes, she did drink that night. but no one is perfect. >> zamora reportedly went to a bar a few hours before the crash. the bar manager told ktvu she had two drinks. a gofundme page has been set up for her 5-year-old daughter. we know little about the 14- year-old boy but his parents are expect today recover from
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the crash. to the north bay where napa police found a 60-year-old man dead after a possible carbon monoxide poisoning at the school. investigators believe he was overcome by the fumes when he went to check on his brother. he is hospitalized in critical condition. the people may have been using propane to heat the home. they're conducting a full investigation. the names of the victims have not been released. donald trump fire back at president obama in his claim he could have won a third term in the white house. donald trump tweeted president obama says he thinks he would have won against me. he should say that but i say no way. and that was a direct response to president obama's claim on a recent pod cast. >> i'm confident that if i -- if i had run again and
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articulated it, i think i could have mobilized a majority of people to rally behind it. >> donald trump is also defending his charitable foundation that's shutting down to avoid conflicts even as it is investigated by new york's attorney general and taking credit for optimism in america saying the world was gloomy before i won. there was no hope. now the market is up nearly 10% and christmas spending is over a trillion dollars. white house staffers are gearing up for inauguration day as you can imagine as donald trump takes his oath of office on january 20th. 132 rooms at the white house have to be emptied and prepared for the incoming administration. >> there are report that's operation has to take place in a span of just six hours. >> what happens on inauguration is a very fine-tuned almost military precision moving. >> reporter: as we found out, the white house changes hands almost as instantaneously as
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the presidency does. >> what people don't know is that in that six-our window that they have to move one president out and one president in, there are 132 rooms in the white house. that's a ton of furniture. that's a lot of momentos and things to think about getting in and out. >> reporter: while the inaugural ceremonies are underway, members will be moving out remnants of the obama administration and preparing the offices for the new habitants. >> every item in the west wing is moved out that morning. the desks, paper, computers, everything. new paint is put in, new carpet is laid. they will bring in new pencils and desks. >> reporter: what about the hundreds of white house staff member that's served for eight years. >> the president has a political staff that comes in with him on his first day. the remainder of the folks are career staff. some of the folks, whether it's
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the butler, chefs, pastry chefs, record management folks, some folks have been here for 30, 40, 50 years. >> reporter: as we're learning a little more about what a trump white house might look like. >> juxtapose that with the trump penthouse in manhattan that is filled with gold and louis the 14th style. from what i hear, they will not replicate that at the white house. i'm sure they will make changes to suit their taste better. >> reporter: then they will head off to marine 1 to a undisclosed warm location for vacation and then move into a rental home a few miles from the white house in washington. joel waldman, fox news. experts say that urgent action is need today stop the world's fastest land animal from becoming extinct. we have recent video of a cheetah and her six cubs at a
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dutch zoo. the number of cheetahs in the wild is declining rapidly. there are just 7100 cheetahs left around the world and that the population of the animal is completely wiped out in some areas. they're calling forean urgent reclassification from vulnerable to endangered. >> i didn't know that. the time is 7:38. still ahead, we've been talking about the new laws taking effect in the new year. at 8:00, the changes prompted by the sexual assault case of brock turner. also one terrifying experience for one uber driver in san francisco. what happened while he was waiting to pick up a passenger. a nippy start out there once again with advisories in place for the inland valley locations. we will look at the current conditions and show you the afternoon highs for today and look at your holiday weekend coming up. once i heard i was going to
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>> now, one passenger who broke his leg says he did see smoke in the cabin just before that plane lost control. san francisco police are investigating a scary incident involving an uber driver. the driver who lives in sacramento was sitting in a car in heys valley waiting for a pass jury when a man came up to his car and fired shots at him. he was not hit but he was cut by shattered glass. >> take out the gun and he shoot me. and fortunately the bullet just passed from my face. >> police responded to a shots spotter alert. he was taken to the hospital. no arrests have been made yet. the time is 7:42. a look of people looking forward to new year's eve so they can celebrate in family
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and friends. but volunteers in southern california are working. they are building the float that's will be one of the big highlights of the tournament of roses parade in pass deep a. some of the volunteers say it is a completely new adventure. but others know all the details of placing each flower petal, leaf, seed or fruit in just the right spot and getting it to stick. >> they go on the float and they have to dry out. >> i'm excited because i have never done this before. >> the rules of the rose parade require every visibility part of the float to be covered in something natural. that comes from the tradition that began with live flowers covering horse carriages to show off the mild temperature in january. it is also never on sunday. pat raid will be held on monday, january 2nd. raiders quarterback derek
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carr will undergo surgery on his broken fibula in los angeles. a huge blow to the team and fans as he went down with the injury on saturday. the crowd at the coliseum fell silent as he was helped off the field. the timetable for recovery is six to eight weeks. the super bowl is just under six weeks away. his brother david carr says derek could be eyeing a return if the raiders get to the super bowl. the head coach says the team will carry on. >> we're going to do what we always do. i think there's a natural feeling of stepping up and rallying around whoever is playing at whatever position it is. feels the same about it being the quarterback. i mean, it's about us as a team going out and competing against the other team. team. >> matt is now the starting quarterback. if they beat denver on sunday, they get a first round bye. if they lose and kansas city wins, the chiefs get the afc
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west title and the raiders would be a wild card team. the time is 7:44. while the nba says the referees missed two calls. lebron should have been hit with a technical for hanging on the rim after this dunk. he hung on there. that would have given the warriors one free throw shot. the league also says that jefferson fouled kevin durant right there in the final play of the game. that would have sent him to the free throw line for two shots with the warriors down by one. instead the cavaliers won 109- 108. this week here on mornings on 2 we're looking back at 2016. >> yeah. we're talking sports. it seems like every day the best athletes in the world were making amazing catches or draining a buzzer beater. let's look back at the best plays of the year.
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>> unbelievable. >> intercepted. >> and he has done it. he's climbed the mountain.
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>> the cubs win the world series. it's over.
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>> i love that. there were some exciting plays in 2016. it is 7:48 right now. let's check your weather once more. rosemary is right over there. rosemary. >> temperatures beginning to turn around. >> oh, good. >> it is still very, very cold out there. we have a freeze warning in place for the north bay valley locations and the east bay valley locations until 9:00. here is a look into san francisco where we have a golden hue to the start of the day. clouds sweeping across the bay area this morning have cleared out some. take a look at storm tracker 2. no rain to speak of. this is a three-hour time lapse. when we came in, there was more cloud cover. that helped to offset the cooling in the overnight hours. while we are very cold, some of us have temperatures up slightly from yesterday morning. these clouds coming from the pacific. we have the storm track well to the north of us. this ridge of high pressure in here strengthening over the next couple of days.
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the clouds spill right over the top. we will be with the sunshine at times, filtered sunshine at other times. clouds off and on throughout the course of the course. changes come at the end of the week. today, tomorrow, thursday, very quiet. temperatures will be coming up slightly for the afternoons. then we get into friday and things change once again. we have cloud cover in place. we actually have a system over southern california with scattered showers expected there. if this is your place to be for new year's eve or new year's day, shower activity going on for the start of the weekend. for us, it depends how far north it comes. that is opportunity number one. then comes saturday. we have another system that drops in from the north. this could bring us a few scattered showers it looks like early saturday. also snow to the sierra. if you're going to tahoe, be prepared for that. as we get into saturday night, we're dry. we get into new year's day, we look dry. at least for the time being.
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we will continue to track this for you. i think your new year's eve festivities will go as planned. you shouldn't need an umbrella. we will keep an eye on the weather for you. it looks unsettled as we get into the end of the week. let's look what you can expect at this hour. still below freezing in santa rosa. brentwood 32. livermore, 32. around the bay, 39 in haywood. 42 in san francisco. a chilly 33 palo alto. hayward for today going into the mid to upper 50s. then as we get into the evening hours, sliding back once again into the 40s. expect another cool night. afternoon highs for today starting in the 40s for the north bay. san francisco, 55. we will shift south into the south bay. 62 one of the only spots with a 60 on it. >> wow. >> santa cruz. your extended forecast. our temperatures again coming up. a minor warm-up for wednesday and thursday before we see
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another turn around into the bay area weekend. don't have any rain on the icons. >> okay. >> worth keeping an eye on just in case. >> i have to borough your gloves. >> yes. i think gloves are good advice this morning. very cold. >> thank you, rosemary. >> sure. >> 7:51 is the time. a big mess piling up in the sierra. i'm not talking about the snow or bad traffic. in 25 minutes, how garbage is becoming a problem who is responsible for it. >> every time i touch it, it reminds me of my husband. it is like hugging him again. keeping alive the memories of loved ones. the touching story of a group of volunteers helping strangers cope with loss.
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>> welcome back to mornings on 2. it is 7:54. police in vallejo investigating a shooting last night that critically injured a man. it happened at florida street. when police and paramedics arrived, they found a man who was shot at the town market. >> witnesses on scene provided medical care and transported the patient code 3 to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. >> we don't have an update on the victim's condition and we don't know his name. no arrests have been made. no word of a motive for the shooting. in the meantime the violence in chicago continued even over the christmas weekend. 61 people were shot in chicago between friday and yesterday.
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11 of them were killed. among the shooting victims, a 14-year-old girl now in critical condition. and two brothers, 18 and 21, who were killed. led. >> when i first came out, i saw the bodies laying. yeah. they was laying in the street covered up. >> as you all know, christmas eve and into christmas day, we had a rep rehencible amount of shootings and murders. >> now, authorities in chicago say most of the shootings were gang related and retaliation for earlier incidents. there have been about 745 homicides and more than 4,000 people shot and wounded in chicago this year. this level of violence has not been seen in chicago since the late 1990s. well, a program in san joaquin county is helping people cope with the loss of their loved ones and they're using teddy bears. it is called the memory bear program. and as vicki gonzales reports, the material used to make the bears is very personal.
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>> reporter: inside hospice of san joaquin is a purpose. a soft ening difficult good- byes with the skill of kindness. >> i was wondering if this was one of his daughter's favorites. >> probably. >> it must have been his wife's favorite. it would have been my favorite two. >> this the first time we've gotten a box this big for one family. >> reporter: stitching comfort at a time of propound finality. >> it gives you something to actually hold on to. >> reporter: cross stitching keep sakes. >> he was a fun loving man. >> reporter: from the clothing of loved ones that past. >> he created this bow tie and took this and made -- this was the pocket of the shirt. >> reporter: the volunteers knowing few if any details about the person. >> you look at the material and you think about the person.
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you try to picture what the person was like. >> reporter: only that they are loved. >> i smell my grandma. i smell my grandma. i can't wash anything. because the scent is on this for everyone. >> reporter: behind the stripes, plaids, are memories. >> this past january i lost my husband to cancer. he was a hospice patient. every time i touch t it reminds me of my husband. it's like hugging him again. strangers connected by brief. >> it makes it a little easier for them because i have gone through it with both of my parents. >> reporter: designing with compassion. >> there's not much that we can give back to someone who lost someone. >> reporter: lifting the weight of mourning with a few ounces of love. >> someone has been hugged by this shirt. this is a way of hugging them back. >> what a great story. time to check in with frank and gasia.
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>> all right, dave. good morning. gunfire shatters store windows in the east bay. coming up, the shooting outside of a shopping center and the search still underway. the new year means new laws. the big change when it comes to using your cell phone in your car. (my hero zero by lemonheads)
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>> witnesses report hearing shots fired at this mall. one man is hit. now police are looking for the suspect and the victim. a new affecting your cell phone while you're driving goes into effect on january 1st. we will tell you how it is different from the talking and
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texting law. mornings on 2 continues. >> this is ktvu fox 2 mornings on 2. >> and good morning, everyone. it is a crispy cool day. a beautiful shot of san francisco on december the 27th. good to have you on board. hi, everyone. good morning. welcome back to mornings on 2. it is tuesday. a few days after the holiday. i'm frank mallicoat, in for mike mibach. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. sorry to step you on. i'm gasia mikaelian. we're checking weather and traffic. steve paulson also enjoying the day off. so we turn to meteorologist rosemary orozco. >> yes. good morning to you. we are looking at another cold one outside. we have advisories in place for another hour for our north bay valley communities as well as our east bay valley communities. temperatures slowly rebounding. we will be cool and dry for your afternoon as well. giving you a look at where the advisory stands until 9:00 this morning in the north bay from the north edge of sonoma county, all the way down into tiburon we're seeing this
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advisory. it stretches across into the napa valley. east, portions of richmond, hercules, highway 4 goes all the way out to antioch, along 680, all of the communities down through san ramon, dublin and danville, 580 past livermore you will find that there. temperatures very cold. below freezing at this hour. 31 in walnut creek. if we go to the north bay, below freezing santa rosa. 32 for napa. east bay, 39 in hayward. how about a few more numbers. to the north bay, 32 windsor. 31 in stanislav petrov. south bay or peninsula if we go south, 31 in menlo park. 35 san mateo. as we get into the afternoon, a lot of 50s in the forecast. not too bad. temperatures will climb as we get into wednesday, thursday. then the possibility of maybe just a bit of wet weather in time for the holiday weekend. i will have a look at the extended forecast coming up.
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>> thank you, rosemary. sal is enjoying the holiday so i'm going to pitch in a little bit. we're watching the roads. interstate 80 in emryville. a little crowded. right now it is a piece of cake getting into the city. look at the bay bridge toll plaza. easy breezy. no sweat whatsoever. just glide right into the city. and down in the south bay, san mateo bridge, more of the same. if you're coming into work today, well, too bad but good for you. you have a nice easy commute. investigators are looking for witnesses to a shooting last night that happened at a mall in pleasant hill. the mall was open, filled with post christmas shoppers. christien kafton is live from the crossroads shopping center. you spoke with police in the past hour. are they any closer to finding anyone involved in the shooting? >> reporter: yeah, gasia. so far they still don't have any updates. that's one of the reasons they're looking for the public's help. they're looking for anyone who knows about this case to come to them. meanwhile let's show you the damage left from this.
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if you look at that, there is a bullet hole on the wall of this starbucks and also a window that was apparently shot out here at the hawaiian barbecue restaurant. we know that multiple rounds were fired here. we spoke with one woman who says she was nearby when the shots rang out and she heard them. >> it sounded like gunshots. i heard seven shots. >> did you think that somebody had been hit? >> i didn't know. i just knew it was very close and it was very -- it seemed like an automatic gun. you know, like a semiautomatic. >> yeah. >> it didn't sound good. >> reporter: now, police say the shooting started around 9:15 last night. most of the businesses were still open in the area. and customers were in and around the mall at the time of the shooting. police arrived shortly after ward. witnesses tell investigators that one man was hit and bleeding. that he ran to the starbucks and then took off in a car. >> some of the area businesses were hit, some windows were
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broken. no innocent bystanders hit or anything like that. >> now, investigators tell me that they have been contacting area hospitals and emergency rooms. they say so far no one has shown up with a gunshot wound. that of course would lead them to the victim in this case and possibly even to the suspect in this case. again, right now pleasant hill police looking for the public's help. if anyone knows anything about this case or knows who was shot or who the shooters were, please contact the authorities. gasia. >> christian, as we're coming up to opening time for the stores, will it be business as usual there at the shops? >> well, you know, gasia, we are here at the starbucks. and the starbucks right now, business as usual. there's one round that was in the wall here. as for the hawaiian barbecue place, it appears that one window is knocked out. if you can go ahead and show that. there's one window that is knocked out. it doesn't look like it would interfere with the restaurant opening. right now they have barricaded
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up with some plywood or some wood to try to keep the elements out and stop anybody from getting in. at this point, it doesn't appear that it would stop them from opening. once they can replace that window, it will be back to business as usual here. >> thank you for that live report. the day after christmas brought a series of large scale fights that broke out at as many as 15 malls across the country. 500 involved in a fight in colorado. started from a post on social media. they had to evacuate the mall for public safety. two juveniles were arrested and two people were injured. police are trying to determine if there is a connection between the brawl in colorado that happened at fights across the country at malls. one broke out outside of an upscale mall in cleveland. this fight was loosely organized on social media. investigators are now trying to see if there's an online connection between the different shopping mall fights in different states, including colorado, ohio, new york, texas
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and tennessee. one witness reported seeing a girl get trampled during the chaos in the ohio mall. the time is 8:06. hayward police are saying little about a deadly stabbing christmas eve at a target there. a 36-year-old hayward man was stabbed inside the store and he later died at a hospital. two suspects both in their 20s were arrested. authorities say the killing was probably not gang related but shoppers were stunned to hear about what happened. happened. >> and it's sad that, you know, someone would do that. i just can't understand, you know, how humans can take another person's life. >> police won't say if store surveillance cameras captured the stabbing. this was hayward's 13th homicide of the year. there were ten killings back in 2015. a new law aimed to prevent distracted driving goes into effect january 1st, this sunday. it will affect how you use your cell phone in the car. janine de la vega is in san
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jose to explain. janine. >> reporter: good morning, gasia. yeah. a lot of people while behind the wheel, maybe at a stoplight, they will pick up their cell phone and scroll through social media, look at facebook, twitter, then put their phone back down. well, under the new law, you can't do that. everything in the car needs to be hands free from now on. the new law prohibits drivers from operating devices while driving. no more looking down while using google maps or ways for directions. no more looking down at your play lists. it will also be illegal to take pictures while driving. there were 12 deadly crashes last year from distracted driving. 500 injuries. and 700 property damage collisions. >> i'm going to do what i can to, you know, like get a mount and, you know, do what i can to prevent that. >> i mean there has been times in traffic, for example, that you pick up your phone real quick and the car is stopping
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in front of you and you have to brake. >> reporter: the new law does allow for an exception. a driver is able to use their hand on an electronic device if it requires a single swipe only if it is mounted to the dashboard or windshield. wireless stores have been getting quite a few customers inquiring about the new law. they are seeing customers buy wireless ear pieces and mounts for the cars because they don't want to get fined. for the first violation if you get caught picking up your cell phone and operating it in some way, it is $20. for each subsequent violation, it is $50. back to you guys. >> better spend the money on one of the holding devices than on a ticket later. thank you, janine there. are a number of new laws going into effect january 1st. beauty salons and barbershops will be able to serve alcohol as long as it is free and
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before 10:00. many already do this which was technically against the law because they did not have a liquor license. one law makes sexually assaulting an unconscious person a crime with a mandatory prison sentence. the third will do away with the statute of limitations after the law goes into effect. with a number of new laws going into effect this sunday, we want to know what you have to say. >> if you could send a suggestion to sacramento, what new law would you pro he pose? we've gotten responses already. eric got political with his answer, ban donald trump from the state of california. >> i would like to see new laws prohibiting noncharging vehicles in electric vehicle charging spots. >> we want to hear what you think by posting a comment on facebook or tweeting us. use that #ktvu and we will read
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more of your responses coming up later on the 9. prime minister of japan will make a historic visit in pearl harbor today. he visited the national memorial cemetery yesterday in honolulu where he took part in a wreath laying ceremony there. the prime minister joined by president obama will be the first japanese leader to visit pearl harbor and the memorial of the uss arizona. however, he is not expected to apologize for the attack. one navy veteran who survived understands why. >> i don't think he should apologize. we're at war. you know, they were doing what they were supposed to do. we were doing what we were supposed to do. >> president obama who is vacationing in hawaii with his family will join the prime minister at the uss arizona memorial. the japanese prime minister's visit comes six months after president obama became the
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first sitting president to visit japan to visit that memorial. no power and a highway shut down. the treacherous conditions across the great plains after a powerful winter storm hits there. after a freezing start to the morning, temperatures are slowly thawing out. i will show you what to expect for the afternoon today. unsettled weather in time for your weekend. i'll show you more coming up.
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>> well, a big winter storm moving across the great plain states but left a lot of snow behind. thousands of people without any power, electricity. it has caused outages across the dakotas and into michigan. a number of highways and even the airport in north dakota forced to shut down yesterday due twight-out conditions. near sioux falls, south dakota the winds were so strong they blew a roof off a building as emergency crews were battling a fast moving fire there. >> we can have extreme weather conditions with wind driven fire that's creates fire behavior we're not use today seeing every day. >> the winter storm system moving east through the great lakes and on into the northeast and new england.
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>> people are concerned about trash building up on the side of the road. drivers are noticed the trash overflowing the dumpsters and a lot of litter at popular sledding spots. the environmental impact could be severe and long lasting. >> the plastic doesn't disintegrate. it takes years and years and years. there should be a social responsibility which is pick up after yourself. >> while highway and parks workers will clean up several sites that get trash, some of that litter can stay there for decades. for now much of the sierra looks like a winter wonderland. take a look at pictures from squaw valley. it received 25 inches of snow over the weekend. that new snow allowed the resort to open new runs for skiers yesterday. it will be partly cloudy to clear over the next few days before another winter storm is expected to hit this upcoming weekend. >> hour weather is crispy cold out there. i can vouch for that. clear skies, right? >> yeah. we have clear skies at the
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moment. we will be in between the clouds and the clear skies as we see the clouds continue to pure in from over the pacific. we are looking at clear skies over san jose at this moment. we had a batch move through the overnight hours. and it actually helped to blanket us just a bit. we were up by a few degrees in some spots. still very, very cold. for some, not as cold as yesterday. look at this view. the sunrise in novato. isn't that gorgeous there. the clouds provide us with a beautiful sunrise. at the moment, clearing out. here is a look at the cloud cover from up above. northern california covered. storm track to the north of us at this point. ridge of high pressure strengthening over the next couple of days. we will continue to see the clouds spill over the ridge. temperatures will come up. a minor warm-up coming our way wednesday, thursday before we see another turn-around into the weekend. here is a look a little closer where we started out with clouds. at this point we are mostly include skies. as we get through tuesday,
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wednesday, thursday, not a lot of change going on. fairly quiet out there. by friday, things start to change up a little bit. we have one system that will actually pull in from southern california. southern california scattered showers in the forecast for friday if you plan ongoing that direction for your holiday weekend. we will be left with a lot of cloud cover. at this point it doesn't look like we will see the rain. all it needs to do is come a little farther north and we may have a few showers in our neighborhood friday morning. the sierra is expected to pick up snow. saturday, another system. this one dropping from the north. it could also bring us a few scattered showers early saturday if it remains on track. it could bring snow to the sierra as well. by saturday night into sunday of course we're talking about new year's eve and into new year's day. we look dry. at this point, we will call for a little bit of unsettled weather. it doesn't look like a big deal. we will be tracking it for you between now and then. temperatures this morning on the other hand quite cold. 30 degrees in santa rosa. as we get to the inner east
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bay, 32 in brentwood. 36 in berkeley. 45sfo. and 43 in san francisco. temperatures are down by 8 degrees in concord. up by 2 in livermore. and everybody else within a few degrees as well. afternoon highs for today, mid to upper 50 for the forecast. 59 san jose. the extended forecast, temperatures will come up just slightly as we get into wednesday, thursday. those look to be the warmest days of the week. by friday, coming back down with an increase in the cloud cover and perhaps a few sprinkles. it doesn't look like much. don't cancel any plans. >> i think a fireplace, something strong and warm sounds good for today. >> i'm game. >> we will get in line. thanks, rosemary. >> sure. christmas morning, mudslides down in southern california forces many families to leave their homes. this from the oceanside fire department showing rather significant damage there. it was done by a river of mud
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flowing down a hill and right into an apartment complex. what a mess. everyone was evacuated because the threats to the building structural integrity. no word yet on when they will be allowed to go back to their homes. no one was injured by the way. a water leak triggered all of the mudslides. the time is 8:26. inmates escape from a tennessee jail. next we will see how they used a leaky toilet to break out.
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>> tennessee officials are searching for the inmate that's escaped from jail on christmas day. the inmates managed to return a toilet and get through the narrow passage where the plumbing was. officials say the inmates were probably aware of previous maintenance problems. >> we've had multiple issues with this facility concerning water breaks and sewage breaks deterioration of the facility and it's a never ending task to try to keep this place and the facility operational. >> county leaders say there have been other jail breaks but never this many people at one time. the one inmate still on loose is considered to be the most dangerous of the group. he was in possession for robbery and possession of a weapon. people in one upscale san jose neighborhood can't believe someone stole all of their mailboxes. it happened on christmas eve. about 20 people that live at the ranch on silver creek say
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the thieves only left concrete behind. neighbors say mail has been stolen before but this makes them feel even more vulnerable. >> i feel very victimized. this is the fourth time it happened. before they broke into the mailboxes. this time they decided to unscrew the hinges and take the whole mailbox. >> one neighbor told us two latino men in their 30s stole the mailboxes and drove off in a while pickup truck. some families in los angeles say their christmas dinner was ruined because something was wrong with the tamales they bought at a local store. they bought christmas tamales in the l.a. area. they made their guests sick. yesterday hundreds of people went back to the store, demanding refunds. demanding refunds. >> they wouldn't cook. it was 7 hours and they still wouldn't cook. >> did you try to eat any of them. >> no. my other family members said they were nasty. so i wouldn't eat them.
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>> you realize how many people depend on us for their christmas meals. we know we have ruined a lot of them. we can just apologize and try to refund everything that they put into that dinner and work to resolve the problem. problem. >> the company has been making the tamales for more than 50 years and it doesn't know what went wrong but they are investigating. a woman and a 14-year-old boy killed in a suspected dui crash in san jose on christmas day. up next, all of the backlash over some of the items reportedly being left at a memorial for the victims. a large menorah stolen from a san francisco park. how the crime is bringing the community together. it is a frosty start to our bay area tuesday. but temperatures are beginning to rebound. we will check in on your current conditions and show you what to expect for the afternoon high coming up.
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♪[music] ♪ all we have to do ♪ >> listening to the music of george michael as we mourn his passing on christmas day. this was the song freedom. this is the one, frank, that is the music video with all of the supermodels in it. cindy crawford. it made a huge mark on m tv. >> what was it careless whisper? that was one of my favorites. >> that was a slow ballad. >> yeah. but he could really sing. >> back to mornings on 2. >> it is december the 27th. >> my sister's birthday. my dad would have been 92 today. born on the same day.
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>> what a gift. i'm frank mallicoat in for mike, by the way. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. we will talk more about the weather that we're feeling. steve paulson is enjoying another morning off. we bring in rosemary orozco for more. >> yes. good morning to you. a freeze warning in place for the north bay and east bay. it will expire at 9:00. from sonoma county, the north edge all the way down to tiburon, stretches through the napa valley and is a gnome avalley and the east bay. we are looking at areas from richmond to hercules and martinez from highway 4 to antioch, along highway 24. lafayette is included in this. and 680 you can see the stretch along the valley floor. this moves over across 580, pleasanton and livermore is also included. 33 in livermore right now. 33 in concord. so temperatures are beginning to rebound. it is a slow rebound. it is still very cold out there. at least we have something optimistic to look forward to. 34 in napa. still below freezing in santa
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rosa. around the bay, a lot of 30s and 40s. how about statewide? the north half of the state, a chilly one. 31 in redding. 30 in the capital city of sacramento. 10 degrees right now in truckee. it is cold in truckee. so cal, 50 degrees in los angeles. temperatures into the mid 50s by noon time. mid to upper 50s in the forecast for the afternoon. hayward, berkeley, oakland, san leandro. 57 for fremont. 56 for livermore. 59 san jose. 55 san francisco. into the north bay, 57 expected for napa as well as santa rosa. in the extended forecast, a minor warm-up coming our way followed by the possibility of a few sprinkles. i will have a look at the extended forecast coming up. >> thank you, rosemary. our sal castaneda also enjoying a day off. taking a look at the roads for
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him. you can see 880 in oakland not a problem at all. north and south flowing beautifully. back to the golden gate bridge picture that we can't get enough of, not only because it is a beautiful bridge but the traffic is great flowing beautifully north and south. to highway 24 in lafayette, this is typically a huge problem at this point in the commute. today is not a typical tuesday. many people off of work and school. 24 flowing well through lafayette. >> a good day to stay home and go to work. it looks good. people in the north beach neighborhood came together to show solidarity after a thief stole a religious symbol for the holidays. >> more on the theft from a large menorah from washington square park. >> it is six feet tall and 150 pounds. it had been on display for two weeks. when people gathered on sunday to celebrate the second night of hanukkah, it was gone.
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neighbors gathered last night to continue the menorah lighting tradition by bringing smaller menorahs to light instead. >> it might have to be chained down and we might have to have cameras on it at all times which we didn't think we would have to. we will make sure that even for the haters out there, they won't have the opportunity to hate. hate. >> now, some people who live in the north beach neighborhood of san francisco say the stolen menorah is not the first problem they have had at the park over the holidays. the christmas tree in the park has been vandalized three different times in the days leading up to christmas. in the meantime san francisco police are looking at surveillance video from homes and businesses in the neighborhood. they hope that might give them
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leads to find the people responsible for this. >> i can't imagine whoever took it would be able to -- what do you do with it? >> how do you haul it out? it is 150 pounds. >> police have put out a warning to metal recycling businesses in the area. it is made out of steel. hopefully people will hear about this. >> it will stick out. how can you bring something like that in. >> thank you, allie rasmus. there's a new controversy about the crash christmas morning in san jose that killed a teenage boy and a suspected drunk driver. friends and family of the 25- year-old driver, jessica zamora, created a memorial last night at the crash site. authorities say they crossed the center median on capital expressway, slamming into an on coming car, killing the boy and injuring his parents. some of her friends put out candles and flowers and beer cans at the memorial as a sign
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of love. it has been criticized on social media as investigators believe she was drunk when she took the wheel. by the time our crew arrived, the alcohol had been removed. >> she was a wonderful mom. a wonderful friend. a wonderful person. she was loving. yes, she did drink that night. but no one is perfect. >> zamora reportedly went to a bar a few hours prior to the crash. the manager telling ktvu zamora had two drinks that night. a gofundme page has been set up for her 5-year-old daughter. we don't know much about the 14- year-old boy who passed away but his parents are expected to recover from the crash. now to the north bay where police in napa found the body of a 60-year-old man, the victim of a possible carbon monoxide poisoning. police believe his brother was overcome by fumes when he went to check on his brother. he is now hospitalized in critical condition. investigators tell the napa valley register that the people
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may have been using propane to heat the home. they are still conducting a full investigation. the names of the victims have not been released yet. it is 8:34. donald trump firing back at a statement by president obama that he could have won a third term in the white house. it is a series of tweets from the president-elect. doug luzader has the latest out of washington. >> reporter: donald trump took to his favorite social media platform yesterday to opine on a number of subjects, including whether president obama could have won a hypothetical third term. he's already done it twice but could president obama have pulled off a third term if it was allowed under the constitution? his successor doesn't think so. donald trump tweeting, president obama said he thinks he would have won against me. he should say that but i say no way. it was a direct response to president obama's claim on a
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recent podcast. >> i'm confident that if i -- if i had run again and articulated it, i think i could have mobilized a majority of people to rally behind it. >> reporter: trump's tweet blasted the united nations and the white how's decision to allow it to move forward joining a fire storm of criticism from the israeli government that seemed to rock the administration. >> i'm a bit -- i wouldn't say surprised. disappointed in the volume of the reaction. i think it fails to acknowledge the totality of this president's record. >> reporter: he is defending his charitable foundation that he is shutting down as it is under investigation by the attorney general. he is taking credit for new optimism, saying the world was gloomy before i won. there was no hope. now the market is up 10% and christmas spending is over a
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trillion dollars. and as far as that hypothetical match-up between president obama and president-elect trump, president obama's numbers are pretty good right now. two recent polls show his approval rating at 56%. we will never know how this would have turned out. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. congressional republicans are planning a massive overhaul of the tax system next year. the goal is to simplify a complicated tax code. mitch mcconnell and the house speaker paul ryan vow to pass a tax package that will not add to the budget deficit. analysts say that means for every tax cut, there has to be a tax increase. sadness after ricky harris died. he was 54 years old. he died yesterday. we don't know what caused his death. but his manager says that harris had a heart attack two years ago. harris had a recurring role in chris rock's sitcom everyone
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hates chris. he voiced characters in albums, several by snoop dogg. his first role was in poetic justice starring janet jackson and tupac. we're learning more about the christmas day death of singer george michael. his partner says he found michael's body in his home in england. michael's manager says the singer died of heart failure. he was 53. an autopsy report could be ready in a couple of days. derek carr will undergo surgery today on that broken leg. the timetable for recovery and his chances of returning if oakland get hot and heads to the super bowl.
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afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me.
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>> the time is 8:41. we're learning more about the pep pen woman who survived a day after she and her family got stuck in the snowy wilderness. the family were driving from bryce canyon national park to the grand canyon's north rim. they got stuck when it was covered in snow. her sister tells a philadelphia newspaper that she climbed 10 miles back to the road to flag down another car but the highway was closed. she ran out of food and water and was starting to suffer from exposure. her sister says klein ate twigs
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and drank her own urine to stay hydrated. rescuers found her and she told them where to find her son and husband. she had survival training. >> good for her. 8:42. preparations underway for the annual rose parade in pasadena. only natural coverings can be visible on the floats. volunteers are placing flower, leaf, seed, vegetable. it's a delicate process and it takes a long time. >> we're depicting a child's playroom. you have lions, tigers, bears. it's a lot of work and a lot of volunteers as you can see in the background. we have people from all over the world doing this. >> all of those float builders actually have an extra day to work. traditionally the parade is held on new year's day unless it is a sunday. a rule dating back to the 1800s. that's the case this year.
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so the 2017 rose parade and rose bowl game are set for monday, january the 2nd. the time is 8:43. derek carr is set to undergo surgery this morning in los angeles. a huge blow to the team and fans when carr went down on saturday. the crowd fell silent as he was helped off the field. the timetable for recovery is six to eight weeks. the super bowl is just under six weeks away. his brother, former nfl quarterback david carr said derek could be eyeing a return if they make it to the super bowl. the coach says the team will carry on. >> we're going to do what we always do. i think there's a natural feeling of stepping up and rallying around whoever is playing at whatever position it is. feel the same about it being the quarterback. i think it's about us as a team going out and competing against the other team. >> matt is now the starting
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quarterback. if they win on sunday, they will get a first round bye. if they lose and kansas city wins, the chiefs get the afc title and the raiders would be a wild car team. >> and likely on the road. the league says lebron james should have reached -- received technical foul -- watch him after this dunk. he deliberately hangs not just a moment but quite a while on the rim. that would have given the warriors a foul shot. they say that jefferson should have been called for this foul on kevin durant in the final play of the game. that would have sent durant to the line for two shots with his team down for one. instead of course the cavaliers won it by a win 109-108. simone biles was named female athlete of the year. she received 39 of the 51 votes. the 19-year-old won four gold medals and a bronze at the re-
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-- olympics this summer. katie ledecky was the runner-up for the award. the male athlete of the year will be announced today. we have weather to talk about today. >> we do. >> and it is gorgeous. but it is cold. and it continues. >> yes. it is very pretty until you step outside. >> exactly. >> then it starts to change. it is freezing once again this morning. but we are climbing out of those 30s eventually and into the afternoon. a lot of 50s in store for the forecast. giving you a beautiful view here at blue skies. we started the morning with a lot of cloud cover. but it has since cleared out. we will be in and out of blue skies, sunshine, a little bit of cloud cover from time to time. we're going to be quiet for the next couple of days. temperatures into the afternoon slowly coming up. we're looking at a freeze warning for the next 15 minutes or so for our north and east bay valley locations. partly cloudy, cool remaining in the forecast for today, tomorrow and thursday. as i mentioned a minor bump for the afternoon. unsettled weather expected for
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the weekend. i'll show you that in the futurecast model. let's look at storm tracker 2 where we started out with a lot of cloud cover. it helped us in the overnight hours. some of the cooling that didn't take place because we were insulated, so to speak, with the clouds overhead. now we have since cleared out and you can see clearing in the area. the clouds continue to spill over the ridge of high pressure. that will bring us that minor warm-up. as we get into wednesday, thursday, looking to be the two warmer days of the week before things change again. today, tomorrow and into thursday, we will call quiet quiet dry weather. as we get into the extended though, we're into friday morning, there's a system pulling in from the south. this could bring us more cloud cover. maybe a few sprinkles depending how far north it comes. another system on saturday bringing us a slight chance. and then sunday looks dry at this point. notice a little bit of moisture dancing around the state. for us, not likely to see a whole lot. sierra could pick up snow. again, we're leaving in the slight chance as we get to the
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back end of the week. we will be tracking it for you. i don't think you need to cancel the outdoor festivities for new year's eve. at this hour we have 30 in fairfield. 30 for santa rosa. upper 30s to upper 40s at this point around the bay. we will start at half moon bay. 46 degrees. and then as we go into the east bay, 38 for berkeley and 40 in oakland. temperatures are either up slightly or down from yesterday. concord down by a whole 8 degrees. afternoon highs for today mid to upper 50s north bay, east bay. 55 for san francisco. extended forecast, warming into the low 60s for wednesday and thursday before the cloud cover returns. temperatures fall off in time for our holiday weekend. notice just chance unsettled is what we're calling for. no rain on the icons. but, again, we will be tracking that for you. >> time for a trip to hawaii, don't you think. >> i like that idea. sign me up. >> there you go. >> i think you already have.
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>> okay. thanks. well, the 34th annual san francisco bird count starts today. i bet you didn't know that. teams of birders will being looking for birds in parks and the beaches and flying over city streets. they noted 184 species last year and 73,000 individual birds in the city. similar bird countings take place in more than 2,000 other cities during the last two weeks of the year. helping the memories of loved ones live on. every time i touch it, it reminds me of my husband because it's like hugging him again. up next, the store bee a group of volunteers helping strangers cope with loss.
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>> check in at stocks on this first day of the market. it has been off for three days. we're getting close to 20,000. the dow is up 23.
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and checking the nasdaq, that is up 35 points. s&p 500 up 6 plus. so far so good on wall street. >> getting close to the dow 2,000. police in fresno confirm the death of two people in a plane crash minutes after it took off. it crashed at the edge of a pond at the golf course at the end of the runway. one woman tells the freeze know bee she saw it make a hard right and plunge into the water. the names of the victims have not been released yet. new developments on the russian military plane that crashed in the black sea over the weekend killing all 92 people on board. rescue teams found a flight recorder from the plane about a mile from shore. the black box which is orange was put in a case of seawater to keep it conserved. they plaintiff it was an accident but they have not ruled out terrorist. members of a choir were on
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board. a dozen people were hurt in india when the plane veered off a runway just after takeoff. it belongs to jet airways. there was a problem aligning for takeoff. it spun 360 degrees into a ditch on the side of a service road. 154 passengers, 7 crew members on board. none of the injuries are life- threatening. one passenger who broke his leg saw smoke in the cabin just before the plane went out of control. korean airlines is ramping up security procedures after an unruly passenger. the airline is imposing a ban on passengers with a history of bad behavior. this comes after singer richard marks posted pictures of a security incident. he helped subdue an unruly passenger after the flight
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attendants couldn't handle the situation. vallejo police are investigating a shooting where one man was hurt last night. a man had been shot near the town market. >> medics on scene provided medical care and transported the patient code 3 to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. >> we called police this morning. they have not been able to tell us the victim's name or his condition. they're also trying to figure out a motive and get a description of the suspect. san joaquin county program creating a keep sake for grieving families. when somebody dies, they can turn pieces of clothing into huggable memories. they turn clothing into what they call memory bears. symmetries are trying to figure out what the person was like in life by looking at the clothing that they wore. one of the volunteers says she knows how comforting the bears can be after she lost her husband to cancer and made a
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bear from his favorite sweatshirt. >> every time i touch it, it reminds me of my husband. it's like hugging him again. >> for people who are going through the grieving process, it gives you something to actually hold on to. >> hospice of san joaquin gives the first bear to the family of each hospice patient at no charge. it requests a $20 donation. >> it's a beautiful idea. >> yeah. really. >> up next, an uber driver in san francisco is the victim of a violent crime. shots fired into his car while he was waiting for a fare. how police were alerted to the crime. zero really can be a hero. get zero down, zero deposit, zero due at signing, and zero first month's payment on select volkswagen models.
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get up to 50% off select items. now through january 10th. ikea >> the time is 8:56. terrifying moments for an uber driver in san francisco over the weekend. somebody opened fire on him at point-blank range. joe spoke to the victim who
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didn't want to be identified. >> it is the first time that they are trying to kill me. >> reporter: when this man, we will only call him mohammed, came to the u.s. from afghanistan, he thought he would be escaping violence. early saturday morning from the front seat of his car, he found himself staring down the barrel of a gun. >> he take out the gun and he shoot me. and fortunately the bullet just passed from my face. >> reporter: mohammed didn't want to be identified. from sacramento, he was on an uber shift in san francisco where just before 3:00 a.m. he says a man followed him for several blocks on foot and then ran to his window, fired point- blank and fled. a narrow miss, centimeters from ending his life. >> and he shot from here. >> so if you're not so tall and had your seat back. >> yeah. it was my head. >> reporter: his window in pieces all over his car.
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the bullet hole clearly visible. the shot sent shards of glass into the air, piercing his face near his eye, sending mohammed to the hospital. while there the father of two young boys thought of his family, imagining life for them if he had been killed. he remembered something that his mother recently told him. >> i'm happy you are away from here, away from the dangerous place. >> they feel safer because you are here. >> because i'm in a safe place. >> reporter: san francisco police picked up the shooting on their shot spotter. they confirmed that mohammed report and tell us they don't have any leads. mohammed left to wonder why he was targeted at all. anyone with information on the shooting that happened near oak and goth are asked to call san francisco police. the violence that has been playing chicago all year continued over the weekend.
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61 people were shot in chicago between friday and yesterday. 11 were killed. among the shooting victims; a 14-year-old girl now in critical condition. two brothers, 18 and 20, were also killed. >> when i came out, i saw the bodies laying. yeah, they were laying in the street covered up. >> as you all know, into christmas eve and christmas day, we had a number of shootings and murders. >> chicago authorities say most of the shootings were gang related and in retaliation for earlier incidents. there have been about 745 homicides and more than 4,000 people shot and wounded in chicago this year alone. this level of violence has not been seen in chicago since the late 1990s. volunteers are needed to help track the homeless in san francisco. the city will hold the annual homeless count on january 26th. officials are asking volunteers to help with the count.
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volunteers undergo mandatory that night. there are 7500 homeless people in san francisco, including the young. more details on ktvu.com. >> a look back at the year that many people are happy to see end. >> she is guilty of a serious crime. >> donald thinking that belittling women makes him bigger. an 11-year-old compared to one of the most famous composers of all time. >> not so much haze. i see some sun. i see that tower, construction crews making progress on it every single day. there's a funny guy on twitter who works at the san francisco chronicle. he tweets about the building and he says it looks like

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