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welcome back. 4:31 and sal is here. >> the giants have a game. >> that will be fine. >> good, the weather will be nice? >> it will be okay. 64, how is that? >> i like that. it was a good year, too, be i the way. >> i don't remember that!
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well, 4:31. the traffic is moderately heavy as you drive through the toll plaza. let's take a look at some of the other commutes here. the solano county commute is doing well if you are driving fairfield, vallejo, heading to the venetia and carquinez bridge. we are off to a nice start. traffic is looking good getting out to the maze. we have showed you the toll plaza and i-880 in oakland traffic is moving along well in both directions. 4:32. back to the desk. look at your screen. a deadly tornado ripped through jefferson city, missouri. let's go to ktvu allie rasmus. you are in the newsroom keeping an eye on everything. what is the latest. >> state and emergency officials are holding a news conference. it is still under way right now. the governor spoke briefly, the governor mentalling
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emergency support to help the capital city. that is the area that got the direct hit. they are not aware of damage to the state capitol or governor's mansion, so that is good news there. this is the first video we are seeing of the damage. the sun has come up in the area at 6:30 their time. at least three people were killed state-wide but there are no fatalities in jefferson city so far. 21 people were injured related to the tornado. it struck just before midnight. many people were asleep in their homes although the city activated the sirens to warn people minutes before the twister touched down. iter to through the city traveling 40 miles per hour and swept the ground for more than an hour. >> we are going to go door-to- door later this afternoon. our search-and-rescue, fire and police are all going to get together and we are going door- to-door to make sure that
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everyone is accounted for. >> now, we have incredible images of the emergency officials going door-to-door, going through the buildings trying to find people that may have been reported as trapped in their homes and unable to get out of homes and buildings. we have video of a car dealership in jefferson city. there are multiple vehicles tossed on their sides, shattered glass is everywhere. emergency crews as you heard, the police lute saying they are going through the buildings looking for people who need assistance getting out and maybe trapped inside the front entrances to their buildings completely blocked off. the tornado came hours after city officials ordered a emergency room evacuation of the city not because of the tornado but because of the rising water levels because of the river. the area has had a lot of rain. there is more turbulent weather expected in the midwest.
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dozens of tornadoes have be report from the oklahoma to missouri in the last 24 hours. allie rasmus, ktvu fox 2 news. >> thank you, allie federal prosecutors have charged celebrity attorney michael avenue gnatty from stealing more than $300,000 from stormy daniels. the indictment says he sent an unauthorized letter to daniel's book agent telling her to send the money to his bank account. he is denies any wrongdoing. ongdoing. well, the $20 bill featuring harriet tubman won't be rolled out until 2028. harriet tubman made history as a former slave who led other slaves to freedom through the
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underground railroad. the fate of the tubman bill has been in doubt since the 2016 presidential campaign. then candidate donald trump criticized it calling it pure political correctness. the treasure secretary says it is being delayed until 2028 because the $10 and $50 bills have to be redone first for counterfeit protection service. president trump says he can not work on policy issues with democrats if they continue to investigate him. doug luzader joins us now from washington, d.c. where the president walked out of a meeting with democratic congressional leaders at the white house. good morning, doug. >> reporter: good morning and even by washington standards what happened yesterday was a shocker. so what really did take place behind closed-doors at the white house? it with us enough to rock even veteran washington players back on their heels. >> to watch what happens in the white house would make your jaw
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drop. >> reporter: but it really started two hours earlier down the road at the capitol where the white house met to discuss impeaching the president. and while house speaker nancy pelosi has long been seen as kept tall of the move she emerged saying this. >> we believe the president of the united states is involved in a cover-up. a cover-up. >> reporter: a cover-up and that was it. the president, pelosi and senate minority leader chuck schumer were all there but the president told them no deal while the investigations continue and he simply walked out. >> instead of walking in happily into a meeting, i walk into looking at people that just said that i was doing a cover up. i don't do cover-ups. >> reporter: all of this raises the question as to whether anything will get done around here in the months ahead. >> people look and see dysfunction, and then not at all what they want to look at.
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health care in the democrat and immigration for republican voters into the election is what overshadows everything else and a lot of this is a sad side game. >> reporter: both sides are essentially playing to their political bases here. the president is counting on the accuracy of recent polls showing most voters do not favor impeachment at this point. a 2 investigates report is being credited with helping force a settlement in a case involving a woman who says she was wrongful terminated over a family leave discrepancy. she worked in food services for bon appetit at a cafe in south san francisco. when her mother fell ill she asked family leave to care for her in nicaragua. they initially allowed it then claimed that in-laws do not qualify for family leave. it is reported her case was resolved. >> i would hope any employer
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would walk away from a situation like this with a message tayou need to treat your employees as human beings. >> records show she was paid for all past and future wages she lost as a result of her firing. more than $200,000 in attorney fees and $25,000 in court costs were also paid. if you have a tip for the investigative team, dial the number on your screen or send an email to ktvuinvestigatesat ktvuinvestigatesatktvu.c om well, there are three sets of tracks at cutting and carlson boulevard in richmond. drivers and pedestrians often ignore signs and the crossing arms. in a matter of three-and-a- half hours police issued 20 citations for drivers stopping on the tracks. >> we have motorists that are in such a hurry, such a rush
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they are disregarding their own safety and the safety of others to bypass these train crossings. >> train are an optical illusion. they look like they are noting as fast as you think they are but they are actually moving faster. >> there have been five train collisions at the intersection. the citation for ignoring the arms can cost you $400. bart's board of directors will be deciding the price of tickets for its yet to be open berryessa bart station. the board is expected to approve the $7.75 one way ticket price between berry he is is a and the bart station, joining a pilot program offering discounted fares to
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low income riders. the new better he is is a station is due to open by the end of the year. and major recall of beef that was shipped nation-wide. what to look for ahead of memorial day. and we will tell you how lawmakers in sags are helping the oakland as take on another step to building gnaw waterfront ballpark you know when you're at ross and you find.hmmm.
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some doctors are attributing if explosion in numbers to the popularity of dating apps and how it makes it easy to engage in quick, sexual encounters. in the last four years chlamydia cases went up 30% nation-wide, gonorrhea went up 70% and the rate of syphilis and the rate of babies getting syphilis quadrupled. >> people have many more hook- ups today than they did in the past and the public health system can't follow it. a lot of people have hook-ups and don't even know the last name of their partner or home and can't even notify them if they wanted to. >> syphilis was pretty much cured in the 1950s yet infection rates are at their highest rates in 20 years. many people feel uncomfortable talking about this and blame a lack of education and dialogue as factors in the rising numbers. beverly hills set to adopt the toughist antitobacco law in
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the country. the proposed ordinance to ban the sale of all nicotine products including cigarettes, e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco. the city council unanimously approved the measure on tuesday. >> our city is not a"armed forces river parade" to be proactive and the first when it comes to these issues. >> but the ban will still allow cigar plugs for operate. a big victory for cigar aficionados, including former governor schwarzenegger that said he supports it. it the state assembly passed a bill to allow a coliseum to be
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built near the square. it now heads to the next step for approval. approval. it is nice to have excitement, people that come and care.
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you know, certainly people like buster gives them something to look forward to and give these kids something special. >> he gets to spend a few minutes with them to make their day a little better, that is all worthwhile. >> many of the children in the oncology unit have spent months away from home, friends and school. the hospital brings in special guests to add a little bit of happiness to their day. >> that is great. buster posey is a great guy. >> yes. 5:48. sal a great guy, too, and he knows about our commute. what is happening out there? hello, dave and welcome back, pam. we are looking at an earlier crash on 580 just after 205. you may see remnants of it. 580 will be slow in the area. you will see the traffic is going to be slow on 205, as well. once you get to livermore, though, it looks pretty good.
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if you are driving to hayward and the castro valley area it looks fine on 238, 880 and the mission boulevard area is also cleared for now. this is 880 in oakland. north and south looking pretty good. when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza already some people hanging out there, but for the most part it is a nice drive into san francisco. it is 4:49. today's weather -- here is steve! we will get right to it. low clouds around, high clouds, as well. maybe a isolated shower or two. a little on the western edge of all this with the circulation around the low impacting las vegas and northern arizona, phoenix. some of that continues to stream off the sierra and visit us. unseasonably cool in the desert southwest, as much as 20 degrees below average. some of the moisture you can see is skirting over the sierra nevada. northeast california, picks up at night, some could work its way toward us. it is very close. we will get the higher clouds moving in. this tends to favor areas north
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and east and the santa clara valley today, i would not be surprised if a rogue shower pops up. 50s on most of the temps. 60s for some. cloud cover is holding up. woodside is checking in on the peninsula, 48. 50 menlo park, also los altos, los altos hills and fremont and hayward, likewise, as well. pacifica 53. 39 in truckee. not much warmth there. the temperatures have come up in the valley, though. they were very cool yesterday. 33 and snowing in flagstaff, speaking of cool. 54 in las vegas. phoenix was only 76 yesterday, hard to believe! 20 degrees below average. and even some rain in palm springs. if you have travel plans that direction, it is unusually active and rainy and cool, at least for them. for us cloud cover will continue to stream across. look for partly cloudy skies. another low will drop in. this one looks to be late saturday, more likely early sunday that.
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could give us rain on sunday but we will tackle that tomorrow morning. fog and partly cloudy. maybe mostly cloudy to the east. then as we head into the weekend we will see a lot of cloud cover, isolated showers possible, thundershowers, and i think rain sunday morning, dave. >> steve, thank you. inside california's prison, a training program that gives inmates a chance to see what they can achieve. ♪ flintstones! meet the flintstones. ♪
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welcome back, we have ktvu's deborah villalon at a prison in a kitchen where dinner is served. >> reporter: here inmates once a week for three months at the san quentin kitchen immerse themselves in cooking skills. this inmate says he will be
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leaving this summer with a new outlook. >> it is beautiful. i learned teamwork. >> you would never think inside a prison you would be making food like this, working with everything. >> reporter: the instructors are professional chefs volunteering their time >> we will loosen up a little more with a little more olive oil. >> reporter: a sense of accomplishment so many of these men are hungry for >> this teaches them i can do this and i can do other things, too. >> reporter: the two women that launched the idea say inmates sometimes forget it is prison, even though the guards are always near and the knives are chained to the table. close to 50 prisoners in five years have completed the program, although it hasn't been done before in a california prison. >> at first they want to come in to have a good meal. then i thought, who cares. once we have them we can turn
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them around >> reporter: grants now paroled return each session to share their story and encourage those still waiting, still wondering about their futures >> if you want it you can have it >> reporter: this man works the register at a berkeley restaurant after doing nine years for a robbery, grateful to the program and his boss. >> it may take a couple of jobs before they are back on track, but joel was ready and i knew it. >> his program is a work of art. >> reporter: inmates receive food handler certified issueed by morin county, helpful for getting work in a commercial kitchen. only those with exemplary behavior can get into the class and there is a wait list. the program costs tax payers nothing because all the fixings are donated. from san quentin prison,
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deborah villalon, ktvu fox 2 news. >> thank you, deborah. justice is coming after a vicious attack on a 74-year-old san francisco woman out for her morning walk. >> we are glad she is alive to tell us what happened. >> what we now know about the attack and the man accused of kidnapping and raping her. and a packed out at a board meeting in the new haven school district during the third day of a teacher's strike and one student's emotional plea.
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good morning and thank you for joining us this morning, thursday morning, may 23. i am pam cook. >> good morning. i am dave clark. it is good to have you back.
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>> thank you. >> and steve paulson is here talking about our weather and the weather around the country. well, these lows coming out of california and arizona, once they cross the rockies and into the plains, that sky we are having all this. these are very dynamic for this time of year. there won't be a quiz though, i promise. >> oh, okay! >> well, if you thought temperatures were closer to normal yesterday, you were right. santa rosa was only 1 above. san francisco right where you should be. oakland went above by a couple, but livermore and san jose still struggled. san jose was 72 and phoenix was only 76. but the activity was in las vegas, southern california and the desert and also now in the four corners. so the lows then generate a lot of moisture coming in on the backside, rotating around. some of that moisture comes off

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