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reports of suspicious people on a union in the morning. the officer was driving east on middle harbor road in a marked suv without lights and sirens. his suv crashed into a silver car that cand 56 at the port. that cause a chain reaction collision for the big rig. >> he collided with the civilian vehicle and into a parked semitruck. >> reporter: the officer was trapped in his suv and knocked unconscious. other officers tried to get him out but the doors were jammed. >> oakland police officers attempted to get the door open to get the officer out. they were unable to. the oakland fire department came and was able to extricate the officer out of the vehicle. >> reporter: the officer suffered broken bones and major internal injuries and was taken >> we have all hope that he's going to have a full recovery. >> reporter: an oakland police chief and members of her command staff were among those who stopped by the oakland police officers association. >> he's surrounded by his opd family, he's surrounded by his own family, and now we are going to go talk to his team.
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he just graduated from the police department not long ago. the officer graduated at the top of his class last year. his father is a lieutenant with the department. now, the department has asked us not to reveal the officer's identity, to maintain privacy. meanwhile, the cause of the crash is under investigation. officers have interviewed witnesses as well as the driver of that single car. live in oakland, henry lee, ktvu fox 2 news. >> thank you so much. today, california highway patrol honored an officer killed in a crash last week. the bell ringing ceremony was in honor of officer kirk griess. he and 49-year-old jamie manual were killed during a traffic stop. the officer was on his motorcycle and had pulled over
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manuel who was driving a white suv. they were on the shoulder of interstate 80 when a pickup truck slammed into them. it's not clear if alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash. a funeral service for officer kirk griess is scheduled for friday at 11:00 in the morning at father's house church in vacaville. two teenage boys killed in a suspected drunk driving wreck in walnut creek yesterday have been identified. 17-year-old dakarai fagorala, and 18-year-old john walizadam, both from antioch, died after the car plunged off of highway 24 near the interstate 680 interchange. both teenagers were pronounced dead at the scene. the driver, 18-year-old ramya ramey also of antioch, and two other women, both 18, were critically injured. ramya ramey was arrested on suspicion of felony manslaughter, and arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
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the new salesforce transit center is now open for business. the first bus rolled into the station before 6:00 this morning. you are looking at the results of a project that has been 8 years in the making at a cost of 2 1/4 billion dollars. afternoon commuters are now getting their first chance to make their way out of the city without ever having to go on to a city street. ktvu's christien kafton is live with more on what the building will have, and its new capabilities. >> reporter: the benefit of not having to go on to the city streets, we are going to touch on more but that is one of the things that commuters are certainly looking forward to. take a look behind me. passengers are getting ready right now, we have some getting ready to get off and on the way home. we will go over some of the new features of the transit center -- thousands of commuters are pouring through the new trans bay transit center on this, the official start to full transit bus bay service.
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dozens of bus lines, hundreds of buses streaming in and out, riders saying today, they are still getting used to all of the changes. >> what i did find this morning is that the driver was new as well. they were, where do i go? where do i go? how fast do i do this? >> reporter: the new center welcomed commuters with confetti and balloons. passengers saying they were impressed with the new building. >> i love it. it is almost a feeling of the airport. the san francisco airport. or oakland airport. that type of feeling. it's great, it's clean. i'm hoping that it will stay clean. but, it's a little overwhelming. >> reporter: monday afternoon is the real test. ac transit saying ridership surges in the afternoon. >> what often happened in the morning is that we still have casual carpoolers. so they may not be on a bus coming in in the morning, but
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they are certainly relying on transit bus lines to get home in the evening. so we traditionally see a greater number of riders during our evening hours. >> reporter: as riders switch from the temporary terminal to the new terminal, they will be greeted with three dozen high- tech bus bays, terminals, and boards to help them get to where they need to go. ac transit saying while there may be a learning curve, the benefits outweigh any downside. among them, access to the new bus bridge that will carry passengers over the backups below. >> they will go directly from the deck to the lower deck of the bay bridge. we are hoping that shaves about five minutes off of everyone's ride. >> reporter: riders today say they are looking forward to shorter commutes and an easy trip home. >> it was very fast. normally we sit at the lights 5 to 10 minutes. >> again, that bridge directly to the bay bridge, certainly expected to be one of the big benefits. while the trans bay transit center is open for work here, the park one floor above me is now open. so, we did take a look here. there working at this time to
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try to build some of the retail space, shops, and restaurants that will eventually fill the entire salesforce transit center where we are right now. the work continues here. but again if you are commuting in, particularly on the bus, this is a new way to come into town. so far, people we've talked to say they like the new station and the new terminals, and they especially like the bridge which is going to shave time off their commute. for now, live at salesforce transit center, christien kafton, ktvu fox 2 news. >> it certainly looks beautiful. thank you. now to breaking news we are following in vallejo. crews are tackling a brush fire along westbound highway 37 near interstate 80. sky fox is overhead. we want to give you some live pictures. the fire department says it has burned five acres. officials say some homes were threatened for a time but as we take a look at live pictures from sky fox, it looks as
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though crews in vallejo are getting a handle on the fire. infect from these pictures, it looks as though it was a little bit of smoke lingering, no claims that we are lingering -- we are seeing. again, this by happening along the highway in vallejo. a lawsuit filed today claims inmates at san francisco county jail are getting exposed to a flood of raw sewage several times a day and that the problem has been going on for more than a year and a half. ktvu's paul chambers with the lawsuit against the city, county, and 30 employees of the sheriff's office. >> reporter: three men, inmates housed in san francisco county jail, on the seventh floor of 850 bryant, are named in a lawsuit against the city and county of san francisco, along with dozens of employees from the sheriff's department and chair of herself. the attorney says the men are being treated inhumanely and are being exposed to hazardous toxins due to sewage backups in the hall of justice. >> they should be at least given hazmat suits, masks and gloves. they are not being given those things. they are told to use blankets. >> ktvu covered this story in
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january of last year. at that time, the switch was leading the san francisco's d.a.'s office, the same building that houses inmates. that issue was later solved. however, it's a different story for the inmates. >> when the water is turned off for up to several hours at a time, they can't use the bathroom. that's inhumane. to be exposed to raw sewage 4 to 5 days a week, that's inhumane. >> reporter: a spokesman for the city and county says they have yet to see a lawsuit, but said there are proposals to look into the county jail dating back to 2015. however, board of supervisors voted against it. >> just because someone is incarcerated does not mean they don't deserve to be treated as human beings. >> reporter: a date has yet to be determined for a hearing because they need board approval. in san francisco, paul chambers, ktvu fox 2 news. another murder charge filed against the suspected golden state killer. tonight at 5:30, details about the man he is charged with killing, that increases the
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number of his alleged victims to 13. also, a new concern in areas hit hard by fire. coming up later, a look at the availability of fire insurance, as insurers touchdown more people who are looking to renew. outside our doors this afternoon, a mostly sunny, partly cloudy day over oakland. a lot of cloud cover on the coast and onshore breeze. temperatures are cooler this afternoon. we will check in on current conditions and show you what to expect for your bay area tuesday coming up.
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leaders from south and north korea will be meeting once again as the north's commitment to denuclearization remains in doubt. officials from both sides have now agreed that leaders will hold yet another round of talks next month.
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that summit is scheduled to be holding north korea's capital. this will be the third summit between south korean president moon jae-in and north korea's kim jong-un. meantime, the u.s. and other nations are pushing for pyongyang to denuclearize. there have been recent questions over the north's commitment to do so. >> we are not going to weaken the sanctions. so, this is all in north korea's court. you have to understand that the international community still expect them to denuclearize. >> reporter: last week, north korean state media released a statement, saying that the u.s. can expect progress on the issue as long as the administration keeps following a quote, outdated acting script. the fbi agent whose anti- trump text messages fueled republican questions about the legitimacy of the robert mueller investigation has now been peter strzok was a lead investigator into russian collusion and the hillary clinton email server probes. ray bogan has more tonight from
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washington. >> reporter: what was supposed to be a demotion is now a termination. peter strzok's attorney says his client was fired friday after the fbi deputy director overruled a 60 day suspension and lesser punishment. >> hooray that they did not wait any longer. they waited a long time. >> reporter: republicans may be applauding, but strzok's attorney is bemoaning the decision, releasing a statement saying quote, this decision should be deeply troubling to all americans. the lengthy investigation and multiple rounds of congressional testimony failed to produce a shred of evidence that special agent strzok's personal views ever affected his work. president trump quickly responded on twitter, continuing his calls for the special counsel's investigation to end. was in charge of the witchhunt, will it be dropped? accusations about strzok's anti- trump bias came from text messages he sent to his former lover and fbi lawyer lisa page. messages include this text. trump's not ever going to become president, right? to which strzok responded, no, he won't. we'll stop it. and, just went to a southern virginia walmart, i could smell
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the trump support. the text discussed during a contentious congressional hearing in july. >> what does trump support smell like? >> that is expressionist speech. >> reporter: it was a hearing that democrats loathed. >> we had this kind of event, a circus, really, of trying to really investigate the investigators, when that is already done. >> reporter: agent strzok is the second high-ranking fbi official to be fired with an alleged bias. in march, then deputy director andrew mccabe was terminated for lying under oath. mccabe was involved in the hillary clinton email investigation but did not disclose that his wife received a six-figure political contribution from a close clinton ally. in washington, ray bogan, foxnews. omarosa has released an audio recording that could potentially come back to haunt her.
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she made the recording of chief of staff john kelly firing her last year in the top-secret white house situation room. that is an unprecedented breach. the recording appears to show that president trump was in the dark about her firing, and it drew a harsh attack from the president on twitter. he ripped her as quote, vicious, but not smart. and said that kelly had told her she was a loser and nothing but problems. , white house secretary sean spicer is also reacting. >> john kelly gave her an opportunity to walk away with her dignity and respect, and how she pays him back is she brings a personal recording device into the situation room in the white house, in massive violation of every security protocol. that should be the story right now. >> reporter: the white house said the recording shows blatant disregard for our national security. national security analysts are now debating whether or not she has violated any laws. in san francisco, the outside lands lost and found is
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full of items waiting for their rightful owners. organizers say they have collected nearly 750 misplaced items from the festival at golden gate park over the weekend. items range from phones and keys, to wallets, eyeglasses, and jewelry. if you have lost something on the website, be sure to go to ktvu.com and click on web links to get a look at the outside lands lost and found page. a little cloudy, a little cool, a little breezy at outside lands this week. the cooldown continues into the afternoon. temperatures are 5 to 10 degrees cooler than where we were just yesterday. san francisco checking in at 59, mid-60s in oakland, livermore at 79, san jose, 72. in the north bay, santa rosa at 76. here's a look at the 24-hour temperature change. concord, 9 degrees cooler than yesterday, 10 around san jose, around the bay, by 4 in hayward, and into the north bay, santa rosa, 7 degrees cooler than where you were
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yesterday. the winds to remain onshore. fairfield reporting gusts up to about 26 miles per hour. concord, sustained at 13, oakland, sustained at 18, napa reporting 21. it's a partly cloudy, cooler, breezy day for many. there is a look at cloud cover up along the coastline and just inside the bay. it will move back across the bay as we get into the evening hours. if you're going to see the a's play this evening, 65 degrees at game time, mostly sunny skies. west breeze, 10 to 15 miles per hour but cooling off. make sure you bring your jacket as we head to the coliseum later today. here's a look at futurecast, clouds and fog for tomorrow morning. perhaps a little bit of drizzle to go along with it. mid-and high-level clouds continue to stream our way from the desert southwest as well. into the afternoon, mostly clear away from the coastline. we will remain partly to mostly cloudy.
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ocean beach, pacifica, half moon bay. temperatures tomorrow morning, low 50s to low 60s. 52 in pacifica, 54 in san francisco, upper 50s in hayward, wet -- redwood city, 56 and low 60s to start your morning in antioch. afternoon highs for tomorrow, a lot higher than today. 77 in novato. to the east bay, temperatures ranging from the upper 60s to the low 70s for our east bayshore. mid-to upper 80s for our inland communities and one of our hottest spots for tomorrow, 91 degrees expected for brentwood. san jose, 77. 86 expected for saratoga. a relatively mild summer day. 78 in woodside, 64 degrees expected in san francisco, low 60s for daly city, under partly to mostly cloudy skies. here is a view of the extended forecast. temperatures dropping up more as we get into wednesday. wednesday looks like it will be the coolest day before we rebound. the bay area weekend, back into the upper 90s by saturday for inland communities around the bay.
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84, the average. 70 degrees, the afternoon high right along the coastline. >> thank you. a new piece of technology at one south bay hospital is easing painful medical procedures for children. doctors in departments at santa clara medical center now have access to virtual reality goggles for use during some procedures. now, once those devices are placed on a child's had, the device plays a serene underwater adventure. the 15 minute show helps to keep the patients distracted, allowing doctors to provide needed care. >> it's like you are underwater snorkeling. with all of the fish and turtles and stingrays. >> the virtual reality goggles are very helpful to assist in kind of providing a comfortable atmosphere for the patients so that they can tolerate the procedures better. >> hospital officials say a $20,000 grant funded the purchase of four goggles from the oakland based company, kind vr. the medical center was just awarded $5000 to purchase vr goggles for use during pediatric mris. coming up at 6:00, concerns
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firefighters continue to battle the mendocino complex fire. the fire is made up of two wildfires, the ranch buyer and
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the river fire. the smaller river fire is 93% contained, but the much larger ranch fire is only 59% contained. so far, those two fires have burned nearly 150 homes and more than $1000 are being threatened. two fire fires have also been injured. strong wind and rugged terrain are a challenge for firefighters, and so is fatigue. in santa rosa and other areas hit by the fire storm last october, the biggest questions is, what are insurance companies willing to pay to the availability as insurers turned down more and more people up for renewable. -- renewal. ktvu's tom vacar looked into this. >> reporter: california has directed up to $15 billion worth of property damage. now, many homeowners are learning that they may not be renewed. a recent study by the california insurance commissioner dave jones shows a 25% of housing is in high or
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very high risk areas, in almost half of the state's counties. >> we saw a 15.3% increase in nonrenewal's in about 30 or so counties that are in the wildland urban interface area. so it's a growing problem. >> reporter: an east bay congressman was also a two time california insurance commissioner, including during the oakland hills fire storm. >> well, the insurance companies absolutely will take advantage of the situation. they will try to raise their prices, to redlining, and eliminate certain areas from any kind of coverage. >> there is no requirement that you write homeowners or fire insurance in california. like every other state, homeowners get to decide how much. >> reporter: the computer formulas that decide if your homes are insurable are badly flawed. >> these models don't incorporate things that fire officials are telling you to do to make your home more defensible. that's not right either. >> reporter: a package of 15 major insurance reform issues
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has been bloodied in sacramento. >> sadly, those were fought by the insurance industry and water down to the legislative process. >> reporter: those not watered down, drowned. this might force a ballot initiative for necessary reforms. >> insurers have an inordinate amount of problems in our legislature and are able to block these proposals. the public may be able to act as they did, in passing prop 303. >> until then, make sure you have adequate coverage and protect yourself as best you can. >> we have an obligation, whether in an urban setting, wildland, or interface, and that is to make our homes fire safe. >> reporter: the insurers association of america told reporters california continues to have a competitive and healthy homeowners market. insurance companies are well regulated, well-capitalized, and heavily reinsured to protect consumers and ensure claims are paid following major catastrophes. tom -- tom vacar, ktvu fox 2
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news. we are getting a look at the frantic efforts to rescue animals in the path of a grass fire in solano county. footage from vacaville police body cameras shows officers evacuating dogs and cats from the solano county spca on friday evening. that's when a wind whipped grass fire was heading right for the facility. the shelter says vacaville police rescued as many animals as they could. fortunately, the shelter was not damaged. officials say all 60 animals are safe in foster homes while they cleanup ash and debris from that fire. a 13th murder charge added to the golden state killer's list. coming up next, details about the crime in a different part of the state where the suspected golden state killer's crime spree had people on edge. elon musk said he had funding lined up to take tesla private. now we know the country thinking of investing.
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the man accused of being the golden state killer is facing another charge of first- degree murder, bringing the total charge to 13. a judge made the announcement this morning, saying in 44 years, they never gave up on the case. ktvu's rob malcolm is in our newsroom. they say old-fashioned police work brought closure to the murder of a college professor. >> reporter: even without dna evidence, officials believe they have enough physical evidence and also witness statements to convict joseph deangelo for the murder of a journalism professor in visalia back in september 1975. that's when they believe the reign of terror began for the man known as the golden state killer, and also the east area rapist. 72-year-old joseph deangelo is now facing 13 charges of first- degree murder. the charges, after prosecutors and other california counties use dna to file murder charges. >> in addition to the physical description, the m.o.
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of the suspect, there is some physical evidence we have that can link him to these crimes. although we don't have dna. >> reporter: making the announcement this morning, the visalia police chief and county district attorney against the 72-year-old deangelo for the 1975 murder of journalism professor claude snelling. he was allegedly shot twice in the chest by deangelo after confronting him in his carport after a masked man tried to abduct his 60-year-old daughter in the middle of the night. >> we do have ballistics information that allowed us to link again. that was stolen from a ransack or burglary to the claude snelling home. >> reporter: the visalia murder was believed to be the first for the golden state killer, known then as the visalia ransack her. much like it did in sacramento county, the crime spree gripped the community. >> 102 cases we attributed. 100 of those were burglaries or attended burglaries that occurred during that 18 month period. and then you have the claude
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snelling homicide case as well as the case of the attempted murder against officer mcgowan. >> reporter: during that time period, deangelo was working as a police officer in nearby exit or. -- exeter. deangelo can't be charged on a number of other crimes because the statute of limitations has expired. former prosecutor michael kohler does assess today's announcement will do little to convict deangelo because of the lack of dna evidence. >> prosecutors like dna evidence because it brings a lot of uncertainty to the courtroom and to jurors. >> reporter: officials also acknowledge today they still face hurdles in this case. >> we are talking about a crime that occurred over 4 years ago. obviously, time is not on our side in that regard. i think that's going to be one of the challenges going forward. is, you know, a lot of the officers that were involved simply are not with us anymore unfortunately. some of the witnesses are not
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with us anymore as well. so, that's a challenge that i'm sure other jurisdictions are facing as well. >> deangelo is linked to more than 175 crimes in all between 1975 and 1986. during that time, all while working as a police officer in nearby communities. he is still being held in the sacramento maine jail. >> do we know where he will be prosecuted? and are they considering the death penalty? >> reporter: good question. county d.a. said it's still too early to talk about the penalty. former prosecutor michael does a -- michael cardoza said he will likely go for three consecutive life sentences with no chance for parole, because of deangelo's age. he's more likely to die in custody, not by the death penalty. as for the prosecution, that will likely start in sacramento because that's where they will have the dna evidence. they are also holding deangelo and from there will move down to santa barbara and orange county where he allegedly
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conducted other murders. shares of bayer plunged in the wake of a san francisco jury's verdict on friday against monsanto. the german chemical company bayer recently acquired monsanto. shares in bayer were down more than 11% today. last week, monsanto was ordered to pay 280 million -- $289 million to a former groundskeeper. his lawyers allege that the weedkiller roundup contributed to his cancer. in a statement, bayer said that the verdict was at odds with scientific evidence. saudi arabia is reportedly considering a move to invest more heavily in tesla motors. the wall street journal is reporting that the country's public investment fund could increase its 5% holding of the company. the journal said an increased stake in tesla could help the company go private. ceo elon musk said in a blog post he has been in discussions with saudi arabia since last
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year about a major investment. on wall street today, all three major indexes were down over concerns about turkey's fallen currency which has dropped 40% against the dollar this year. the dow jones was down 129 points, the nasdaq fell 19 and the s&p 500 was down 11. the marin county court confirms a 17-year-old woman was killed after she was hit by a smart train. she was standing on the tracks this morning. her name has not been released. this is the second death on smart train tracks in the years since the trains began running. ktvu's rob roth talked with smart train about what happened, and how it tries to keep people from walking out onto the tracks. >> reporter: smart train authorities say the train could not stop in time. it happened just before 6:00 monday morning, north of the hamilton station in novato. the train struck a woman on the tracks who had appeared to use a walker. >> the smart train personnel provided first aid to the pedestrian that has been hit. unfortunately, the pedestrian died at the scene.
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>> ktvu confirmed the woman had been staying in homeward bound, an organization that runs a homeless shelter, and a transitional housing program, just blocks from the smart train track. >> this is being investigated as a possible suicide attempt. >> reporter: in the all safety protocols were followed, and the train horn sounded several times. this is the second death on smart train tracks in the years since the trains began running. the previous death was ruled a suicide. authorities are still trying to figure out how the woman got onto the tracks. one possibility, they say, could be here at this railroad crossing. they say anybody could come through and walk right onto the tracks. according to the federal railroad administration, california had more than twice the number of trespassing rail deaths last year as the next closest state, texas. this man says he walks by the tracks almost every day.
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>> weather on a bicycle or walking, you have to look both ways. >> reporter: smart train says it has an aggressive education program to warn people about walking on or near the tracks. still, smart train has 70 miles of track and worry sometimes people cut across as a shortcut. >> reporter: safety messages. we have that ongoing. we are at church groups, rotary clubs, any group that will take our presentations where they are spreading our safety messaging. we have an extensive campaign going on right now with back to school. >> reporter: in novato, rob roth, ktvu fox 2 news. well, it may only be mid- august, but school is back in session for one of the bay area's largest school districts. the oakland unified school district was among those that went back today. one week earlier than last year. in a move to help better align the school year with local colleges. so that high school students can earn dual credits. elementary schools even like the earlier start. >> this is going to be a good, healthy change for our kids. to start early, and end at a decent time.
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because, once we end in may, we have summer school starting the following week. so we are excited. i think it will be fine. >> the kid that martin luther -- the kid that martin luther king jr. elementary school received new backpacks to get them started, and wells fargo brought its iconic stagecoach so that the kids could get in a few rides before the first bell. still to come, a south bay city fight. how much the 49ers will pay in rent. how much more they will have to pay over the lease at levi stadium. the a's versus the mariners. probably not a series you had circles on your calendar mid- march. well, it is huge in mid-august. we will set the scene from the coliseum and hear from the players coming up.
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a big weekend in anaheim kept the oakland a's in the hunt for the playoffs. they've been the best team in baseball for a couple of months. tonight, they kick up one of the better series of the season. >> they host the mariners who are behind the a's in standings. ktvu's scott reiss joins us from the stadium. >> the a's have been a tremendous story for more than two months now. they've been the best team in baseball since the middle of june. they show no signs of slowing down. rank mentioned they took two out of three in anaheim, one that nine out of the last 11 and bring on the seattle mariners who are right behind
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them in the american league west standings. to give you some context, a month ago, it was a foregone conclusion. the astros are going to win the division and the a's and mariners will battle it out for a wildcard spot. that's no longer the case, as you can see, everybody has closed the gap. the a's are two and half games back behind houston for first place, and seattle, four back of the astros who will be here this weekend after we get through this series. but, how have the a's continued to play this well? it's a mystery to many. they stumbled upon some secret formula, with a starting pitching staff that on paper looks patchwork, but they managed to get it done with a great bullpen, a lot of home runs, and whatever crazy team chemistry they've got going on in that clubhouse. speaking of clubhouse, you would expect there to be extra juice today, given the opponent and what's at stake, or perhaps not. >> these boys don't need extra juice in the clubhouse. it is already a wired bunch. a young group and they are ready to play and are hungry.
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this is one of those series where you will break away and put a little gap between the race right now. >> i like that we came in today, it felt like business as usual. felt like a normal day. everybody is doing the same thing that we always do. so, i think that's good to maintain an even keel, even when we get to these situations. >> for us, we had to come a long way to get to the position we are in now. the intensity has been that way for a while. but i think based on the fact that these teams are fairly close at this point, and you know, we are looking at, what, 40 games less left in the season, it's a little bit more of a sprint. >> reporter: you've got so many young kids in this clubhouse, a lot of them have never been through this and may not know what's going on. i'm guessing they will figure it out as we get deeper into august and september. the math is simple. three games against seattle. the mariners sweep, leapfrog the a's and are back in the
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driver's seat. if the a's should sweep, they cannot bury the mariners, but come pretty close. it's a nice cushion against the pursuers. we will see how this unfolds over the next few days. >> it's great to see how the a's do. but they have always had problems with attendance. any idea how many folks will be on hand tonight? >> reporter: great question, frank. that has been a topic of a lot of speculation over the last hour. i don't know the answer. i do know that they are hoping they will have 25,000 here for this huge series in august. these are the a's. we know the attendance issues. it may not happen on a monday night against the team which, everybody thought, who cares? we will have to wait and see is the answer. but i hope they get a good turnout because they deserve it and these three games will go a long way toward deciding whether they play baseball in october. >> thanks so much. the 49ers wanted lower lease payments at levi stadium. instead, though, they are going to be paying more. details about how much more coming up next.
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outside our door this afternoon, mostly cloudy skies over san francisco and along the coast. a notable drop came our way this afternoon. a trend that will continue as we get into most of the week i'll have a look at what you can expect coming up. ♪ ♪
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the back and forth between the 49ers and city of santa clara over lease payments may finally be over. the 49ers wanted lease payments to go down because of lower- than-expected revenue.
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but ktvu's just to gary tells us in the end, the payments are going to go up instead. >> you will see in the arbitration there was a lot more money at stake than the $180 million reduction in rent. >> reporter: sitting shoulder to shoulder with her colleagues on the city council, and sporting a grin, santa clara mayor lisa gilmore said she was confident deep digging by council and staff would prove their claims. >> i think it's detriment his victory for the city of santa clara and completely vindicates us on what we were trying to do, in standing up to make sure there were enough funds available for the stadium and forth the lease term. >> reporter: 2 years ago, the 49ers approached the city about reducing the levi stadium rent, as operating revenues were below projections. the team wanted a one-time rent reduction from $24.25 million, to $19 million. and over the months, sought compromise at $20 million. the city balked, which led the 49ers to take the arbitration route. >> we will be able to pay off the stadium at an accelerated
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rate and make sure there is money in capital improvements. >> reporter: representatives from the 49ers declined an on camera interview but issued a statement reading in part, mayor gilmore will always put her interests before those of everyday residents. the stadium lease is a matter of public record. attempting to give it new life in the media is a distraction tactic to avoid questions about her use of public funds. >> we appreciate that, but we really would like them to stop the emotional outbursts about me, and start working with the city of santa clara and public in santa clara, because we actually invited them to be here in our community. so, they need to play fair and work clearly with us. >> reporter: mayor gilmore says she will be there august 21st for the confidentiality agreement. she has also asked them to make back payments and pay attorney fees.
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jesse gary, ktvu fox 2 news. investigators are hoping to generate new tips in the search for a missing student from iowa. 20-year-old christien kafton was last seen going out for a run in her hometown of clinton, iowa. today, otherwise launched a website called bayer. investigators want to hear from people that were at certain locations that day. >> we have this interactive map that they can pull up and take a look at the map. there's also a link for the tips, where they can provide an anonymous tip if they so choose. >> reporter: christien kafton has bay area ties. she spent part of her childhood in oakland and yesterday, some former classmates held a vigil in piedmont. the reward in the case has grown to $330,000. outside our doors this afternoon, a cooldown began. this is a trend that will continue as we get through the bay area week. by the weekend, though, temperatures begin to turn around. more on that in the extended forecast.
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here is a view of low cloud cover on the coastline. clearing this afternoon, along with the capital area. west facing beaches, half moon bay, all socked in. across the bay, we give you a live shot of oakland, where we are turning mostly cloudy. over the course of the evening hours, it will continue to move inland and become more widespread. could even have patchy drizzle for tomorrow morning. the onshore breeze at sfo is 18, sustained at 13 in hayward, reported in hayward, palo alto, north wind at 17 miles per hour. a cooler day, breezy day for many. under partly cloudy skies right now. 63 degrees in oakland, 68 in san francisco. to the north bay, a mild one. 74 over napa, upper 70s in livermore and 72 in san jose. the last half hour showed you these numbers down by 10 degrees or so from yesterday afternoon. we are going to continue this pattern, right above the seasonal average, even cooler for some as we get into your
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bay area tuesday. low 60s at the coast, upper 80s to near 90 degrees for our hotter locations. air quality will remain good to moderate for our bay area tuesday as well. as we get into wednesday and thursday, subtle changes coming our way. wednesday looking like it may be a tad cooler. looks like it will be hard to drop temperatures further than they've gone. here's a look at futurecast model. low clouds along the coastline and inside the bay. notice, we continue to see mid- and high-level clouds drifting our way coming from monsoonal moisture that we see come through now and again during the summer months. that will be the case once again for tomorrow. could also see a little bit of smoke and haze return to the bay area. no advisories in place but our air quality for tomorrow will be moderate. into the afternoon, mostly sunny skies, mostly cloudy at the coastline, at least again, for west facing beaches. tomorrow morning, low 50s to low 60s to start the day, 52 in santa rosa, 59 in the south bay of san jose.
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along the east bay, upper 60s, low 70s for the forecast. by lunchtime, mid-60s under partly cloudy skies and a mild afternoon expected there. into the north bay, 79 expected. 66 in sausalito. east bay, it is expected in walnut creek, for your south bay tomorrow, 77 in san jose. 70, the afternoon high by the water in santa cruz. 75 in san mateo, 64 in the city of san francisco. your view of the extended forecast, temperatures cooling off as we get into wednesday. and we begin to see a rebound by thursday. a modest one, but into the weekend, a big warm-up, back into the upper 90s, near 100 degrees for our inland cities. frank? there are reports that the queen of soul, aretha franklin, is in the hospital in detroit. she has been in declining health and battling cancer since 2010. her last appearance on stage was with elton john, a benefit for his aids foundation. she is said to be surrounded by
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friends and family at the hospital. tmz tells us that her weight is down to just 85 pounds, and that her death is imminent. >> we are told by people who are involved in the family and everything that is going on, that doctors don't expect she will last through the day. she is gravely ill. >> reporter: aretha franklin is 76 years old. during her 60 year career, she has won a number of accolades including 20 grammy awards. still to come, so many questions, but the most important one is this. how is an airline employee able to steal commercial plane from an airport in seattle and fly it for an hour before crashing? coming up next, what investigators are looking for and why the airport says there does not appear to have been a lapse in security.
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there is renewed fighting in afghanistan where the taliban has launched a new offensive. is centered on a city 75 miles southwest of kabul. afghan officials say more than 100 security forces have been killed along with 200 insurgents. people who live there says the city has become a ghost town, with many fleeing, and some insurgents taking over civilian homes. there are still very few answers to the bizarre theft of an airplane from seatac international airport. the urban worker who stole the plane died in the eventual crash, leaving authorities trying to figure out what happened. fox news's jeff paul has more. >> this is truly a one in 1 million experience. that doesn't mean we can't learn from it. >> reporter: officials admit they do not know how a seattle airport employee managed to steal a commercial plane, which
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ventured through the area friday in an empty turboprop for more than an hour. he was killed when the plane crashed on ketron island, southwest of tacoma. no one on the ground was hurt. the seattle commissioner says it does not appear to have been a lapse in security. >> all security protocols were handled appropriately at the airport. that is something that we pride ourselves on. >> reporter: the ntsb is analyzing a data and voice recorder found in the wreckage. aside from the bold act of stealing the airplane, investigators are also looking into how russell flew around before crashing. experts say the 29-year-old executed large loops and dangerous maneuvers, despite the lack of a pilot's license or any other formal training. russell was a ground agent for horizon air,tly confined to directing air traffic and handling baggage. >> i think there will be a conversation down the line. what does this mean from a regulatory standpoint? what can we do voluntarily? i cannot emphasize enough the human factors here. >> reporter: air traffic
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controllers urged russell to land the plane. he reportedly told them he's just a broken guy with a few screws loose. still to come in washington, jeff paul, foxnews. ktvu fox 2 news at 6:00 starts now. a police officer was seriously injured in a car crash while responding to a call at the port of oakland. tonight, he is hospitalized, in critical condition. >> we have all hope that he's going to have a full recovery. >> reporter: the officer was responding to a report of two suspicious people. good evening, everyone. i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm heather holmes in for julie. we are learning that he was a recent graduate of the police academy and his father is a former police attendant. henry lee is live with more. >> reporter: in the last half hour, police confirmed that the officer remains in critical condition after undergoing a number of surgeries. tonight, his family and
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colleagues are rallying by his side. the oakland police officer was responding to reports of suspicious people on a union pacific train at the port of oakland at 3:00 in the morning. the officer was driving east on a road with out lies in -- without lights and sirens. his carbon crashed, causing a chain reaction with a big rig. >> he was responding, collided with a civilian vehicle, and then into a parked semitruck. >> reporter: the officer was trapped in his suv and knocked unconscious. other officers tried to get him out, but the doors were jammed. >> oakland police officers attempted to get the door open to get the officer out. they were unable to. the oakland fire department came and was able to extricate the officer out of the vehicle. >> reporter: the officer suffered broken bones and major internal injuries and was taken to highland hospital in oakland where he underwent surgery. officers kept vi

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