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adventures. the husband andrew foster, 32, was killed. and his wife, lucy, 28, is in critical condition. yesterday, as this yosemite conservancy time lapse photography shows, the second massive slide this week also off yosemite's el capitan injured a man in a car, rocks falling through the sunroof, hitting jim evans. >> we were trying to outrun it. it was like go, let's go! and at the same time, my husband reached up and he was, like, oh, my head, my head! because it was bleeding profusely and hurting. >> reporter: the enormity of the rock falls is staggering. just yesterday's rock fall was almost 400 feet tall, 150 feet wide and 26 feet thick, weighing in at 30,500 tons! that's the weight of 68 fully loaded 747 jumbo jets! the park geologist says because it wasn't raining, freezing, super hot or shaken by an earthquake, the specific cause of both slides is undetermined.
>> you know, it's still a mystery really. we'll be looking into that. >> reporter: and finding tell tale signs of a potential rock fall is often impossible. >> things are happening within the rock. they are usually not visible to us. and so after the rock fall occurs, we can see a lot better what was going on in there after the fact. >> reporter: with 150 deaths from 2006 to 2016, yosemite was the nation's second most deadly national park second only to lake mead's 254. people falling or natural causes such as heart attacks while hiking are the most common reasons. rock falls are very few and far between. >> we have a rock fall of the size that we saw yesterday every few years. >> the past 150 years there have been 1,000 major rock falls. that's about 7 a year for the last 150 years. but few have ever claimed any
lives. even counting smaller falls, there are only about 80 significant yosemite rock falls a year. that's enough to report. there are thousands and thousands too small and spread out over the park's almost 1200 scare miles. >> the size of those slabs that fell, it's remarkable. how can they say with authority that it's safe now. >> reporter: i think it's fair to call that a highly educated guess. these are professionals and they know what they are talking about and they can look at the area where the stone fell from and look over on the other sides and they can say, okay, this appears to be uniform, this appears to be something that is cohesive and all of that stuff. but one has to remember that those big pieces that fell away were also supporting those side pieces so it's a highly educated guess and this has been going on forever. this is the natural wonder of yosemite and it's also the natural danger and people need to be aware of that. but is there a great chance of being killed or hurt by a rock fall? no. >> is there any particular kind of year when things happen more often than another time of
year? >> reporter: no. they happen all the time. this is probably the least likely time for it to happen because they usually happen after big swings in temperatures or big swings in precipitation. now, we did have a lot of precipitation and heat this summer and it is conceivable that deep into the rock, 26, 27 feet deep into the rock it took that long to cool and heat the stones in order to do that. but it's just as likely this has been going on for decades if not millenia. >> thank you. san jose police are searching for multiple suspects wanted in connection with a deadly shooting. investigators tell ktvu they have not turned up any new clues after a night and day of searching. as ktvu's jesse geary shows us, from our san jose studio, it's not just a crime that's shocking neighbors. the location is also turning heads. reporter:. >> i used to think it was a safe area. reporter: we heard that a lot from neighbors and
residents of this sprawling north san jose apartment community. police say the deadly gunfire took place in a first floor unit in this building on elon village lane. the victim was shot at least once and was rushed to a nearby hospital and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. a home invasion preceded the shooting and some neighbors say sometimes security can be sketchy with recent acts of robbery and vandalism. posted on the apartment complex website. >> security is an issue here, our cars are constantly being broken into bashed in with, i don't know, hammers or whatever. you can't jog at night. and they had to take down one. atm machines because people got robbed. >> that scares me because i don't know how they get into it. >> reporter: homicide evidence are processing evidence from the scene but so far have no clues in a crime that has rocked this quiet residential
tech worker bubble. >> we will keep our doors locked and bolted. >> reporter: homicide detectives have no information on suspects at this time. in the san jose studio, jesse gary, ktvu fox 2 news. new information tonight in the death of a man after he was tased by police in oakland. our crime reporter henry lee is here now with what he learned today. henry? >> reporter: the family of the man is grieving. they don't know why he died while in police custody and now they have reached out to a high- profile attorney for advice. it all started with a crash involving several cars at 42nd avenue and foothill boulevard in east oakland. >> all of a sudden i heard a big bang. >> reporter: a man involved in the crash tried to flee. at one point he tried to get on a bus. when officers confronted him, they say he resisted arrest. >> he was fine with the officers. >> reporter: sanchez says an officer yelled out repeatedly before using her taser. >> i'm going to tase, you stop, stop. he kept yelling, i'm sorry, i'm
sorry, please! help me! [ yelling ] [ radio chatter ] >> reporter: oakland police called for paramedics after they shocked him. our cameras were rolling when the man was taken into an ambulance. sanchez confirms the man on the gurney is the same man he saw tased. the man died later that evening at a hospital. >> it surprised me that he is dead, though. he didn't look like he was injured. >> reporter: the alameda county coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death and whether the taser or any drug or alcohol use or car crash played any role. sanchez says there may be another factor. he says after the man was tased, he fell to the ground. >> it look like he may have gotten hurt when fell to the ground? >> yeah. it looked like he hit hard. >> reporter: the oakland civil rights attorney says the man's family has contacted him. he would not identify the man. he said he was divorced and had a job. >> was it part of a car accident? did he get injured in a car accident? we want to know what effect did the taser have on the cause of his death. >> reporter: oakland police say they are still gathering
information, contacting witnesses and reviewing surveillance video. the man's death is also under investigation by the alameda county d.a.'s office. live in the newsroom, henry lee, ktvu fox 2 news. >> henry, do we know anything about the officer who fired the taser? >> no, the witness i spoke to say it was a female officers who repeatedly warned him. oakland police are not saying who the officers are. >> henry lee in the newsroom, thank you. embattled health and human services secretary tom price resigned this afternoon after using private jets for government travel reportedly spending more than $400,000 of taxpayer money on charter price. he promised to repay about $52,000 of that total. president trump said earlier today he was considering firing price over this scandal. the resignation of tom price comes as president trump and republicans are trying to sell their tax overhaul plan. the president spoke before the
national association of manufacturers in washington, dc this morning. the white house says the nearly $6 trillion tax cut plan will reduce taxes for corporations, simplify tax brackets, and nearly double the standard deduction used by most tax filers. >> we have a once in a generation opportunity to pass tax reform that is pro growth, pro jobs, pro worker, pro family, and pro america. >> the president promised the plan will substantially cut taxes for everyday americans. however, an analysis that was released today by the tax policy center and the brookings institution found that the top 1% of taxpayers would receive half of the benefit. the bottom 95% would see cuts averaging just over 1%. secretary of state rex tillerson is ordering all nonemergency american employees and family members to leave cuba cutting havana embassy
staff down to 60%. the u.s. is also warning americans against traveling to cuba. secretary tillerson made that decision as a result of mysterious sonic attacks against american diplomats in havana. the attacks caused a wide range of problems including hearing loss, nausea, headaches, earring and concussions. cuba insists it has nothing to do with the attacks. a deadline is looming for people who are protecting by daca. after next thursday, october 5th, renewals for the program will no longer be allowed. there are reports that people are now lining up in southern california to get a spot at a legal clinic that helps immigrants with their paperwork. the "deferred action for childhood arrivals" program protects nearly 800,000 children brought to the united states illegally, from deportation. in order to keep up with california's growing population, the state needs to add 180,000 new homes every year. and today the governor took a big step toward accomplishing
that goal by signing 15 bills aimed at boosting affordable housing. ktvu's tara moriarty was at the signing today in san francisco where the lawmakers behind those bills gathered to show their support. >> what! [ applause ] reporter: governor brown sealing the dealing on 15 bills while flanked by state lawmakers. their strongest response in recent memory to california's housing affordability crisis. >> today you can be sure we got 15 bills. >> reporter: lawmakers' impetus for pushing through the legislation? the homeless. >> we are not just talking about folks who are mentally ill who are chronically homeless. we are talking about families who are barely hanging on by a shoestring. >> we see it here every day in the bay area as we stuck in traffic next to "super commuters" who spend two hours driving from a home they can afford to a job that allows them to afford it, driving over growing encampments. >> you go into homes where people have an apartment, i bet most of them are struggling to
make the rent. >> reporter: the so-called good bills signed at hunters view an houses who project in san francisco's bayview neighborhood included new fee on real estate transactions and a $4 billion bond on the 2018 ballot that together could raise about $1 billion a year to help subsidize homes for low income residents. one bill authored by nancy skinner of berkeley streamlines the permitting process so that housing projects don't get bogged down by bureaucracy. >> getting a permit to build housing should not be a shell game forces. >> reporter: david chiu the fight was personal. >> i have a toddler at a time when our millennials in california over half are thinking of leaving california because of housing costs. and my wife and i wonder whether he is going to have a place in our expensive city. >> reporter: while it's not a panacea, he says the new laws are a step forward. >> this will ensure that my son has a shot of being able to
live in the best city in the country someday in the best state in the country. >> reporter: in san francisco, tara moriarty, ktvu fox 2 news. a different angle on the detainment of nfl player michael bennett. he is accused police of racial profiling. now we have the officers' body camera video. also ahead, microsoft is moving in and spending millions on land. what its expansion plans could mean for the south bay. and a bay area company doing its part to help the people of puerto rico. what tesla is bringing to the island nation. >> and here comes the weekend. we'll set you up with the forecast for saturday and sunday. just know it's not going to be as warm as this week. ♪[ music ] we can now use a blood sample to detect lung cancer. if we can do that, imagine what we can do for asthma. and if we can stop seizures in epilepsy patients
two police officers investigating a stolen car in georgia were shot and one of them has died. the officers were searching for a person connected to a deadly shooting near atlanta this morning when they responded to a report of a suspicious person in a stolen car. as the officers approached the car, the suspect came out of the nearby woods and shot both of them. one of the officers died. the other officer was shot in the chest but he was wearing a protective vest. authorities say tonight he is in good condition. police captured the suspect after a manhunt that lasted for several hours. the problems in puerto rico remain and are even getting worse for some. nine days after hurricane maria slammed into that island, fox news' phil keating shows us the desperate situation and the reaction from president trump. >> reporter: puerto rico still largely without power, food and clean water nine days after a
hit from hurricane maria. the situation is dire and getting worse for many residents, especially those in remote areas. president trump is praising the government response so far promising puerto rico won't be forgotten. but he is also raising best whether the feds will foot the bill for the long-term recovery saying that's something local leaders will have to negotiate along with the island's $70 billion debt. >> we'll have to really start all over again. we are literally starting from scratch. >> reporter: we are seeing more aid arrive in the capital but many residents say it's not getting to the areas where it's needed. officials blame major damage to roads and a lack of communication infrastructure. but people here say they need help sooner rather than later. [ speaking spanish ] >> the aid is too slow. they say it is coming from the united states but who are they giving it to? because i haven't received any at my house. >> reporter: thousands are lining up at the seaports and airports trying to evacuate. many sent their loved ones to
miami or other mainland destinations until the situation in puerto rico stabilizes. [ speaking spanish ] >> they don't have electricity here. sometimes they have water, sometimes they don't. >> reporter: acting homeland security secretary elaine duke visiting puerto rico on friday one day after being harshly criticized by the mayor of san juan. this after duke called this a good news story. the mayor responded, no, this is a people are dying story. in miami, phil keating, fox news. new at 5:00, ktvu has confirmed tesla is sending battery systems to puerto rico. the systems are capable of being recharged by the sun. tesla began the work as soon as the hurricane left the u.s. island territory. and the company has tesla employees there installing the battery systems. tesla founder elon musk is already donating a quarter million dollars to the relief effort there. let's talk about our weather now, bring in our chief meterologist bill martin. i say this a lot. it's always awkward to go from something like puerto rico
where they are just devastated to our weather and it's absolutely beautiful. >> yeah. it's always been that way. the weather out there especially hurricane season and tornado season, can be so deadly and so dramatic and yeah, i know it is tough. that's one of the hardest parts about the job making the transition. it's a great day, the weekend. people without power. it's the nature of -- of weather and the nature of different regions of the country, you know? so we definitely keep thinking about them and you might be thinking about your bay area weekend. so hope you are. i hope you got both days off. i was talking to the security guard out front. how ready for the weekend? richard working at the gate. he goes i work saturday night, sunday. and i go oh, yeah. i hate doing that have a great weekend but he goes my weekend is monday, tuesday. so it's not saturday, sunday but it's monday, tuesday. so i hope you have the weekend off. hope you get a chance to do some stuff because the weather is going to be stunning. we are talking about
temperatures tomorrow that will be generally cooled down a bit. temperatures tomorrow will be warmer than today. we have a kind of a brief warmup and then another cooldown again but you see where the arrows are now. that's a little more northerly. so that indicates we are going to see a little bit of north wind as we get into tomorrow afternoon and evening. and that will create -- we are going to get a red flag warning in the higher elevations of the north and east bay kind of similar to the last event and temperatures will spike up a bit. right now it's 77 in fairfield. tomorrow at this time i suspect fairfield will be up in the 80s easily, probably upper 80s. look how much cooler it is than yesterday. fairfield 14 degrees cooler than yesterday. with the quick switch of wind direction, this fog is going away. the fog goes away, um, that's how now that the high pressure is generally in the area. at least in this instance. so big marine layer now. that's where the cooling comes from. but the fog is going to get suppressed and gone most likely
by tomorrow afternoon and that sets us up with a warmer day on saturday. and you can see the high fire danger increased fire danger and listen, they could issue one of these bad boys almost every day until it starts raining, these red flag warnings, because you're looking at temperatures that are going to get up there with wind gusts. but it's just fire season, that's all there is to it. so really, i treat every day until we get that first big rain like it's a, um, like it's a red flag warning especially in the east bay and north bay littles and south bay hills, too. so it's dry saturday, the red flag warning goes away sunday morning. forecast overnight lows in the 50s. forecast daytime highs are going to be -- there is the fog in the morning. here come the oranges. those are your 80s. you will see those pop in. so you're seeing it's not a super sweltering day but it's definitely warmer than today. a beautiful bay area saturday. see you back here later. an oakland man who knows
what it's like to lose everything spends his fridays giving back. >> it's a knee. it's a knee. >> this former restaurant owner doesn't buy food for the homeless. he cooks it for them right out on the street. his inspirational story coming up. >> and coming up new at 6:00 we're now hearing from the son of the man who was shot and killed by police right in the middle of interstate 80 in emeryville earlier this week. >> this was not the type of guy that you guys seen on that freeway. that's not him. he's a great guy. >> coming up at 6:00, the new details about the last conversation demilo hodge had with his children that happened just moments before he was shot and killed by police.
students at vallejo charter school are spreading joy and a positive attitude. [ yelling ] [ beeping ] >> it's all part of a nationwide happiness campaign. the goal is simple. to spread happiness and joy to the community. kids held signs with positive messages on them such as, life is beautiful. and you are loved. people taking part in today's events say the world needs more happiness. >> it's a time where people are just kind of down and, you know, the news is negative and we want people to know they are loved and life is good. >> the happiness sprinkling project began five years ago and it continues to reach
communities across the country. organizers say that's because happiness is contagious. a man who lost his restaurant in a fire in oakland is now using his culinary skills to cook lunch out on the street at homeless encampments. ktvu's rob roth spent the day with the man known as chef pat. reporter: here on oakland's northgate avenue in a large ever growing homeless encampment, patrick former or chef pat as he likes people to call him is about to prepare lunch for the 100 or so residents of this tent city. >> bleach keeps the flies away. >> reporter: this will not be any order lunch. >> good old tilapia, homemade batter. >> reporter: he bought 20 pounds of fish and began frying it with a propane powered burner on the street. whether it was word of mouth or the smell of home cooking, a line began to form for a lunch of fish and chips. >> you like a piece of bread,
mother? >> thank you. >> reporter: former has been serving lunch at various encampments in oakland for the past eight weeks. he calls it fish friday. >> it's a need. it's a need. they out there hungry. don't fix it and take it and put it in a bag and throw it out there. go out there and cook for them. you know? go out there and talk to them. >> reporter: he understands misfortune. he had his own. he lost everything when his starfish seafood cafe burned in a four-alarm fire on macarthur boulevard last year. now he works as a caregiver one paycheck away he says from being in the same predicament as the people eating his lunch. >> you know, when i take the money i get from being a caregiver and go out each week, i get my check and come out here and help the homeless. >> reporter: that's hundreds of dollars each people. the homeless appreciate it. >> like a godsend because he
gets up with everybody's spirits. >> he is saying we're still people despite our situation and financial status. we still people. >> reporter: for the past few weeks, former has been joined by the owner of this food truck, oates harris, who serves kale, spinach and fruit smoothies. he calls the concoction oh, my god. >> yes. >> reporter: he says cook the weekly meals makes him feel he is doing his part to help. chef pat plans to be out on the street every friday so that those he comes across can at least have a hot meal. >> ain't got nothing much to eat. you know, if they do it's not nutritious. so you try to give 'em something that's good for 'em. thank you, sweetie. >> reporter: in oakland, rob roth, ktvu fox 2 news. >> hm. doing a great thing out there. >> just makes you want to go out and help. just love that story. really nice. coming up, microsoft spending millions of dollars for land in the south bay. >> also, a growing health crisis. >> microsoft is moving in. coming up, why san jose
officials believe it's become so attractive for tech. >> and a growing health crisis in several california cities. coming up, what one bay area city is doing to prevent an outbreak of hepatitis "a." plus, police arrest a registered sex offender. where he was found hiding on an elementary school campus.
microsoft is the latest big tech company to set its sights on the south bay following in the footsteps of companies such as google. ktvu's ann rubin joins us live from the piece of property that microsoft bought near highway 237. ann. reporter: yeah, this area along 237 is already seeing lots of development. but if microsoft has its way, there's about to be a lot more. the list of names is growing, adobe, apple, amazon, microsoft the latest tech joint to have big plans for san jose. the company snapped up 65 acres off highway 237 for a reported $73 million. plans are not finalized but will likely include a data center and possibly some light industrial facilities. >> from the google downtown to this, you're seeing a land rush in san jose. people are finally getting it
that san jose's doors are open. we are ready to develop. and it's an exciting time for san jose. >> reporter: the mayor sam liccardo says it's san jose's workforce attracting these companies. but a pro-development attitude helps too. >> unlike many smaller suburbs where they have constraints, political and otherwise, san jose is a place where they can grow at the speed they need to. >> reporter: in a statement, microsoft said they envision this property would help, quote, meet the needs of a future based on the cloud computing and internet services. the mayor is aware of the challenges of handling these new developments responsibly. >> it is very important for us to have the jobs but it's important for us to build out the transit and transportation infrastructure here so that we are not simply making the gridlock worse and to build the housing here with it. >> reporter: as the city prepares for unprecedented growth over the next decade, residents hope that's the case. >> i think it could be a good thing. the traffic is bad. housing is bad. >> basically optimistic but
cautiously so, i guess. um, i think it's exciting. >> reporter: there are still two versions of the project being considered. no word yet on which the company will pick or when they plan to break ground. julie? >> ann rubin in san jose, thank you. today las vegas police released body cam video that they say shows officers acted appropriately when they detained seattle seahawks defensive lineman michael bennett. [ screaming ] >> i didn't do nothing, man! >> i don't care, sit down. [ screaming ] >> police were called to a hotel on the vegas strip last month after the fight after getting reports of gunfire officers said they detained bennett because he ran instead of getting on the ground as they ordered. john burris who is representing bennett says he doesn't believe that the video proves this was a lawful detention. >> the issue, though, is his conduct was very similar to everyone else. everybody was very purposefulful they were all trying to get away because they thought in fact there will be
gunshots. so michael was running like them trying to get away like everyone else. >> las vegas police also claimed that race was not a factor in this case. burris says the fact that the officers involved were hispanic doesn't mean bennett could not have been racially profiled. the sonoma county sheriff's department is warning the public after a registered sex offender was found hiding in the girls bathroom at a school in santa rosa. deputies say a parent and school staff member found 39- year-old man hiding in the bathroom on tuesday at redwood adventist academy elementary school. he is rested on a misdemeanor charge and then released. in 2006 the suspect was caught exposing himself at an all- girls private school in sacramento. authorities are asking people to call police if they see this man on or near school grounds. a second suspect is arrested in an elderly abuse case in moraga. investigators say the person was taken into custody tuesday. earlier this month, 30-year-old
shaun morris was arrested. the two are accused of stealing credit cards and checks from residents at senior living facilities in moraga, concord, berkeley and in marin county. investigators say they have surveillance footage showing the suspects cashing checks and using stolen cards. a health crisis is growing in several california cities. outbreaks of a liver disease known as hepatitis "a." tonight, brooks jarosz shows us what one bay area city is doing to try to prevent an outbreak here before it begins. brooks has more from the newsroom. >> reporter: this disease is tough to track because you may have it for weeks and not even know it. hepatitis "a" is spread from person to person through contact with feces and can happen if you don't wash your hands making people like the homeless even more vulnerable and causing it to spread. with so many homeless and so few options to stay clean, it could be the perfect recipe for
an epidemic to expand. jay think we're at an unprecedented level of this epidemic that started in san diego county. >> reporter: dr. andrew day russo is referring to the hepatitis "a" outbreak. in san diego, 460-some cases and 17 deaths, more than half of the cases spread among the homeless. now traveling to santa cruz and los angeles. fear is mounting the bay area is next. >> prevention is always more cost-effective. it will keep your community healthier. >> reporter: which is why health professionals in san francisco at tenderloin health services are holding free hepatitis "a" vaccine clinics to stop what's usually spread through contact with feces. protection with a dozens came to take preventative measures against this serious liver disease. >> i feel healthy about it. i do actually feel safe getting this shot. >> reporter: the shot takes up to two weeks to be effective
and doctors say some may not even know they have hepatitis "a" for a month. the most at risk are the homeless, drug users, homosexual men and those with pre-existing liver disease. >> how critical is the vaccination? >> so it's one piece of the prevention puzzle. so the main prevention effort should still be focused on hand sanitation. >> i'm, like, hand wipes, you know, all, yeah. >> reporter: lucille would rather be safe than sorry, she said, with a disease so easily spread and symptoms unseen for weeks. there's a good chance cases could crop up. >> it worries me a lot. that's why i try to keep on top of my health. >> reporter: which is why this san francisco clinic is taking a pro-active approach. call it a responsibility. >> it's the right thing to do and from a public health perspective, it's essential. >> it's very important with
your life. it's a life situation. you rather live than die. >> reporter: the tenderloin health services plans to hold another free clinic next friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and doctors say they will hold more if there's a need in the coming weeks. >> brooks, thank you. brooks jarosz in our newsroom tonight. oj simpson could be a free man as of next week. simpson was grand parole in july of this year. at the time he told the parole board that he was planning on living in florida after his release. simpson has served nine years of a 33 year sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping following a botched attempt to retrieve his personal sports memorabilia from a las vegas hotel room at the palace station casino. his attorney says that simpson is going to florida as soon as he is released. the nfl national anthem, there is a cost for the protest. the price tag coming up. >> the giants and a's won't be
>> reporter: cameron delivers big hits. >> he is a big huge physical player. he is a phenomenal at least. >> reporter: but he also produces big hits on youtube, social media. [ singing ] >> reporter: anywhere he can flex his creative muscles. ♪[ music ]♪ >> it's definitely something that's a little confusing i think being able to play football and be such an aggressive sport and then seeing how goofy i am off the field might throw off some people. >> reporter: he had a hit. >> i proposed the idea to, like, almost every person on the team and they said it was dumb and after i made it and it turned out good, i asked you yesterday if you wanted to be in it.
>> reporter: then there are the voice impressions. >> it's me elmo! um, la, la, la. >> that just came out of the blue. >> joker is pretty good. >> where is harvey? that's really good. >> where is harvey? >> i knew i could do a joker impression. i have been doing it for a while so i tried doing those others. >> i was born in it. >> they're great! >> it took me an hour to shoot, edit and it was a good video. >> he showed me the video and why are you showing me like mouthing the videos? he is like no, no, those are voice impressions. my eyes got so big, that's really you? no way! he started laughing. like that's good. >> reporter: fun stadium uv stuff but cam is serious about his work so much so he is putting a sound studio in his house. >> the studio, i'm building that because i can get more creative with the ideas that i'm doing with the videos. ♪[ music ]
>> reporter: ultimately that createddivity will drive his career choice. >> whether it be broadcasting or production, i'm not sure yet but it's something that i'm very interested in. the media side is getting intense because i'm trying to do as many things as possible. >> reporter: in the meantime he channels it in every aspect of his life even football. >> i think it just gives me a better perspective on the sport, not to take it too seriously. gives you a different perspective on life in general. >> reporter: in berkeley, scott reiss, ktvu fox 2 news. >> there's one talented kid. >> very good. giants legends willie mays gets an honor. the world series is renamed in honor of the hall of famer beginning this world series. the mvp will be called the willie mays world series most valuable player. the announcement came on the 63rd anniversary of his famous over the shoulder catch in deep
center field at the polo grounds in game one of the world series against the cleveland indians. major league baseball began handing out an award in the world series in 1955 one year after the catch. and willie mays released a statement thanking the baseball commissioner and major league baseball and said: >> all i can think about when i see willie mays is when i was a kid collecting baseball cards and you open up pack and you're thumbing through the cards and you did, i just got willie mays! it doesn't happen very often. what a player. advertisers are responding to the growing controversy surrounding players protesting the national anthem. ads being pulled from games and that's not the only way the nfl is losing money.
i big move by nasa today. almost 11,000 miles above earth a spacecraft launched from florida last year sped by earthed and slingshot towards an asteroid to help us learn more about the solar system and our planet. phil keating shows us how the high-flying maneuver works and what scientists are hoping to learn. reporter: nasa is shooting for the stars. or in this case, an asteroid. >> so it's the first mission to an asteroid to retrieve a sample and return it to earth. it's heading to the nearest asteroid. >> reporter: to get there, nasa will be using earth's gravity. >> we are going to do a slingshot maneuver where we come within about 11,000 miles of earth just close enough to where the gravitational pull can slingshot us around. >> reporter: the maneuver isn't just about accelerating. it's also about changing direction. >> we are going to change our trajectory such that we're going towards the asteroid and to get there next year to start the detailed mapping, get that sample and bring that sample
back to earth in 2023. >> reporter: studying asteroids is important because like a time capsule, they will give scientists a closer look at the building blocks of our solar system. >> the remnants of the material that was created 4.5 billion years ago. so by traveling to this asteroid, we're able to actually not only understand the materials from the very early solar system but be able to see some of the prebiotic organic molecules that were the things from the very beginning early on, the stuff that could have actually struck earth and caused us to have a seeding of life here later on. >> reporter: nasa scientists hope to get a far better understanding about how life was created on earth and say scientists for generations in the future will be able to further study the asteroid data they still hope to get. in miami, phil keating, fox news. let's check the weather now. the weekend is almost upon us. let's go back to chief meterologist bill martin. >> come on, it's upon us now!
not us. >> not quite. >> but somewhere it's the weekend. >> you know, it's 5:00 somewhere. >> absolutely. i mean, it is. a lot of folks already home and, um, yeah, it's kind of -- even though it's not friday for us yesterday -- >> it looked like it was friday for phil keating! >> he is the coolest reporter there is with long hair, coat open. >> i know. it is friday for everybody and i hope you got the weekend off first of all. a lot of people who work weekend. people here obviously work weekends, um, gosh, frank mallicoat and claudine works weekends a little bit. so as you look at the conditions for tomorrow, for your bay area saturday, a little warmer than it was today. we'll have a nice looking day inland with 80s. next couple of days a little general warmup with some high pressure building in. that's not a heat wave but it will get us a red flag warning in the hills north and east bay as we go into saturday night
into sunday morning. the red flag warning will be met through the winds because wind gusts will be 30 miles an hour. anytime you get any kind of fire danger this time of year, it's already just fire danger plus. it's like a red flag warning to me every day until we get the first big rain. but the atmospherics will be such on saturday night and sunday morning that we'll see some significant winds to watch out for. now the winds will take care of the fog. the fog is gone probably by tomorrow afternoon as those winds scour it away warming things up in the evening hours. it will be a beautiful night around the bay area. i think you will see the sunset at ocean beach. you see the fog went away? that was the wind. it's not a heat wave just a lot of wind, more wind in these north and east bay hills. so the story goes this high pressure will set up tomorrow night and then down the road a little bit, this low sets up and that should be a little more cool pattern in a lesser
fire danger pattern and a lesser bad air quality pattern. it's really -- we're splitting hairs here. this whole run is going to be -- it's been good. it's going to keep being good with small fluctuations with fog at the coast. what's that guy's name? phil? >> phil keating. >> he is rocking it! no tie. >> he never wears a tie. >> he is always like that. >> he definitely got a look going. >> he is a miami guy all the time. >> there you go. >> thank you, bill. poor phil isn't here to defend himself. >> we are complimenting himself, he is cool! [ laughter ] the controversy over protests during the national anthem at sporting events isn't going away and those protests are coming with a price. how the nfl is being affected coming up next. >> and new at 6:00 scathing accusations of racism and safety violations at stanford healthcare. we'll tell you about the lawsuit just filed and how stanford is responding. >> also new at 6:00 the son of the man shot and killed by police on interstate 80 earlier
[ laughter ] >> i think i would do that too. >> i would -- i absolutely would. the officer of the university of central florida faced off against a snake in an office this month. he tried to get it with a wastebasket and then screams and a few choice words. eventually the cop got the snake outside and raised his arms in victory! [ laughter ] >> the ucf police department posted the video and just so you know, they are poking fun at their officer, too. the caption read, hey, we catch bad guys, not snakes. even our officers got scared sometimes. >> never got to see it. >> it's still a snake inside. not good. thursday night football looked a lot like nfl sunday with players protesting and showing solidarity both the bears and the packers players locking arms during the national anthem. the national anthem protests are hitting the nfl's bottom line and companies are pulling ads. >> fox news' hillary vaughn
shows us who is out and how much money is at stake here. reporter: protesting america's national anthem comes with a price tag. last night the packers beat the bears but the nfl took a big hit with a 13% ratings drop. players dropping to their knees hasn't driven down ratings more than expected because people are already tuning out. viewership is down for live sports across the board. according to nielsen, two million people that tuned in last year are changing the channel this year. the controversy is us canning some people to cancel subscriptions to the nfl-owned channel red zone and directv says they have had some customers cancel subscriptions to their sunday ticket package of nfl games. but for some, ticket sales are steady. a content analyst says that's because the impact of fans boycotting has been evened out by added publicity for the nfl. restaurants in states likes texas, louisiana, south carolina and new york won't put on the game and one businessman says he is pulling ads in 29 states. >> i'm a patriot first and this
is about the flag. this is about the country. it's not about anything racial. we stand together for our country black and white. and we stand for the flag. >> nfl players continue to protest. meanwhile, their teams have profited from over $6 billion in taxpayer funds that have gone to renovate and build some of their stadiums. in los angeles, hillary vaughn, fox business. i don't want him to be remembered as a guy that was killed on i-80 freeway in that type of person. i don't want my father to be remembered as that because that's not who he was. >> a bay area man and his sister speaking out just days after their father was shot and killed by police on interstate 80 in emeryville following a chase and a standoff. the final moments they shared with his father. good evening, i'm frank somerville. >> i'm julie haener. the family of demilo hodge is speaking out about the moments that led up to their father's death and they say that's not
the man they knew. >> new at 6:00, ktvu's cristina rendon is in the newsroom after talking with the family about how they want their dad to be remembered. >> reporter: frank, julie, we can tell you that demilo hodge had four children and we actually spoke with two of them today. they invited us into their home in vallejo where they say their father was a very loving man. they are trying to figure out exactly what happened in the standoff wednesday. they say he was loving, always focused on his family and they had -- they believe they were on his mind in the hours before his death. in the final moments of demilo hodge's wife he reached out to his wife and children by phone after he was cornered by police on interstate 80 in emeryville. he was wanted on suspicion of murder. 21-year-old son j.t. hodge says he didn't understand what was happening when he heard his dad on the line and the voice of