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mothers. will rain ruin your day? plus cut off service that will help people stop texting while driving, at 11:00. right now at 11:00 -- a glimpse inside the compound. osama bin laden's personal videos, next. gunfire shatters the peace of an upscale bay area neighborhood. three people are dead, and police think they have a motive. plus, a bay area military mom gets quite the mother's day gift this weekend.
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the news starts right now. good evening. i'm diane dwyer. tonight police are trying to lead to what happened in a home that killed three people. the shooting happened on venus road in fairfield. one of the people inside that home was actually able to escape and call 911 for help. and investigators say it's not the first time they've been called to that home. nbc bay area's kimberly terry is there with more for us. >> reporter: diane, police say the gunman fired multiple rounds and at least two of them tore through the house right to the outside. take a look. there's a bullet hole to the right of the second story window there. police say they believe they have the gun used in this murder/suicide. they were able to enter the home this evening after several hours of waiting for a search warrant. a long, simmering dispute between housemate insize this
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fairfield home came to a violent end today. >> it's heartbreaking. >> reporter: neighbors identified the man who killed two people before turning the gun on himself as jasonizenburg. a friend said the 37-year-old alleged shooter was a nice person in a bad situation. >> he felt that was his home and all these people are coming in and out of it and he had no say. >> reporter: she said izenburg's 27-year-old ex-girlfriend got a court order to live there since her name was on the deed. since her return several months ago, neighbors say there have been turmoil in the house. >> i would hear arguments come from there. i don't know. it seemed -- i thought maybe something could happen, but never to that extent. >> reporter: police will not confirm any relationship and will only say a 27-year-old woman and a male housemate were killed in the shooting. a third was struck by gunfire and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. the allege ed shooter's father s able to leave uninjured from the
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home and able to call for help. police say a court order was served to someone in the home yesterday but whether there was the catalyst for the violence is unknown. the father says his son who is his only child was upset about the living situation and he believes couldn't take it anymore. >> my heart goes out to the feels. it's quite a tragedy. >> ask me, what am i going to do now? so that's really sad. i told him, you know, he's still got his life to live and keep going. but, i mean, that was really his -- his son was his life here. >> reporter: when police came into the neighborhood they say they were confronted with a neighbor who was very upset and would not listen to their commands to step aside and allow them near the house. they say they were forced to taser him. that man was taken to the hospital, treated and released and is said to be resting at home tonight. live in fairfield, kimberly terry, nbc bay area news.
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now to the death of osama bin laden and new videotapes released today. the pentagon released those videos that navy s.e.a.l.s recovered from the home of the al qaeda leader. nbc bay area's brian moore has that story. >> reporter: last glimpses of osama bin laden including a message to the american people allegedly taped last november or october. this was seized during the raid that killed the terror chief early saturday by the pentagon. officials say it is the single largest collection of senior terrorist material ever uncovered. the audio has been removed because u.s. officials don't want to spread bin laden's message. the most striking scenes? bin laden watching himself on television. notice here his beard is gray. that's the way u.s. officials say he looked when his compound was raided. in this practice video, his beard is dyed dark again, and intelligence officials also
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point out the arm war in the background of this video was found in bin laden's compound. hinting that is where this message may have been taped. a last look at bin laden but not the final word. in washington, brian moore, nbc bay area news. in san jose, police are stinigating a shooting. three people were shot, two dead. it happened just before 5:00 this morning at mt. rushmore drive. police say the two men who were killed were both 31 years old. a teenager was also shot. no word on that person's condition tonight. investigators say they do not yet know whether the shooting was random or if the men were targeted. so far they have not released a description of the gunman either. a walnut creek woman is in jail tonight after police say she broke into dozens of cars near nightclubs stealing purses and other belongings that people left in cars. police arrested 29-year-old
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antioch resident sheila nicole witson last night. the area parking lots were under surveillance because of the high number of break-ins in the area. witson police say had 50 purses in her possession when they arrested her. investigators are working on connecting the purses with their rightful owners. thousands of mothers in the bay area will likely receive flowers tomorrow from their children and tonight florists are working overtime to make sure those mother's days orders are filled. nbc bay area's marianne is in san jose with a look for us. >> reporter: well, i'm here at hills flowers on ray street in san jose where today alone they filled 400 orders, and that explains why they're here so late, making more arrangements and also loading up those deliveries for mother's day. on the eve of mother's day, you could say these floral designers are putting the petal to the metal. here at hills flowers in san jose, the week before mother's
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day is the busiest of the year. >> everything goes to the home and we had a lot around $400 today. >> reporter: business is blooming, which means more work for temporary employees, including 20 drivers who will deliver these orders to moms from menlo park to morgan hill. but what's different this year is consumers are more cash-conscious. most are passing on this $295 premium rose arrangement and opting instead for the sweet surprise, which costs about 30 bucks. >> people have been spending less on flowers. the amount that, you know, they want to place an order, they usually go with the minimum that we offer. rfrm >> reporter: the most popular colors for mom are purple, lavender and pink. the hottest? >> roses and carnations. >> she's been very close to me for a long time, lives right around the corner. good lady, does everything for the kids and the grandkids and all that kind of stuff.
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so real pleasant person, love her much. >> reporter: but don't worry if you still haven't picked up anything for your mom. you can still rise to the occasion with roses tomorrow. and here's some advice for moms if you are lucky enough to receive flowers tomorrow. in order to make them last a little bit longer, florists here recommend that you change the water every two days and also clip the stems diagonagonally s they'll absorb more water. if you're a procraft nature and you still haven't gotten anything for mother's day, there are lots of options. this particular flower shop is going to be open tomorrow as well as dozens of others around the bay area. what do you think? reporting live for nbc bay area news. back to you. >> i think they're lovely. hopefully our children remembered. next at 11:00 -- many mothers can't spend tomorrow with their children because their children are serving with the militariment up
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next, we'll show you the early mother's day present that prompted this reaction from a bay area mom and why she says it was the best surprise possible. plus, the end of texting and driving? one company has come up with just the solution to keep your eyes off that phone and on the road. and we're tracking a breezy and cool night around the bay area. take a look at oakland just over my shoulder, 54 degrees, city camera hanging on for deer life, west wind at 22 miles per hour. we'llalk about some cloudy and cool changes and just maybe some showers in your mother's day forecast. plus, you're not going to want to miss this. after the news, "saturday night live" alum tina fey returns shthe owe th. here's a hint --
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think sarah palin.
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the rain has stopped in memphis for now, but people who live along the mississippi river are still bracing for the worst. the river is already past the major flood stage and on its way to a possible record crest. thousands of people are being evacuated. >> my worst fear is they don't have nowhere for this water to go, it has to go somewhere and it's going to flood our house out. >> to make matters worse, thunderstorms are expected this coming week, which could result in flarn flooding as well. tonight, a berkeley family is presumably resting after a very productive day. more than 60 volunteers helped them renovate their home. safeway and the nonprofit rebuilding together east bay teamed up to help the ellsworth family rebuild and retrofit their home. barbara ellsworth has issues
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with mobility and her husband is severely disabled. safeway chose the family as part of its support for people with disabilities campaign. repairs included carpentry work, repainting the exterior and replacing carpeting. it is one of 20 home renovation projects around the bay area to be completed so far this year by safeway and rebuilding together. coming up next at 11:00, put gt a stop to predatory lenders of a different sort. the city leader who wants to put an end to payday loans. he may be a science student but he has a way with lyrics. the stanford student becoming a
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youtube sensation with an aid to
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it's really no secret that payday lenders charge high interest rates for their services. for instance, the silicon valley community foundation says typical borrowers end up paying $500 interest on a $300 loan. that's why a daly city lawmaker is trying to put payday out of business. he announced a plan today to create a city ordinance that calls for a permanent ban on any
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new payday lenders. and the phasing out of all existing centers as well. he plans to ask the city attorney to draft up a proposal. >> i have a plan to partner with different credit unions. those credit unions will work in concert to make sure that there's an educational piece that folks are who are getting loans at 36% or below and not the 450%. >> he says there are more than 2800 payday lenders in california, and the only recourse against them is it to enact local legislation. lawmakers in nearby pacifica did that in december when they extended a moratorium on new payday lenders opening in that city. by now you should know that if you try to text message while you're driving you're breaking the law. many drivers still do it. but what if your cell phone prevented you from texting while your car was in motion? bob hoansen from our nbc statio in san diego explains. >> reporter: cell phones are
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constantly connected to a young person's hands these days. that's fine while work r waalkis campus. but what about by triefing the car? >> people are tempted by checking their messages. they move the phone below the steering wheel so they're driving and texting like this. >> reporter: and texting while driving is not only illegal in most states, it's terribly deran dangerous. that's why the folks who invented text brolocker are getting lots of business. >> when you're going over 15 miles an hour for a couple of minute, text blocker defeatures the phone. >> reporter: in other words, using gps and cell towers, the software turns off nearly every feature of the phone once you hit a certain speed. when i first started driving, the phone worked fine. once i drove past 15 miles an hour for a couple of minutes, text blocker kicked in. >> at this point, i can't surf the internet with my phone. i can't facebook. i can't compose any e-mails or text messages.
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>> reporter: so what if you're a passenger in the car, not driving? if it goes past 15 miles an hour, you won't be able to text. >> what the passenger has to do is enter a time puzzle. if they solve that, they use the phone. if they don't solve it after three times, the administrator is alerted that they may be trying to use the foin while driving. >> reporter: the text blocker program still allows for emergency calls and those on a safe list that's set up by the administrator of the account. usually the parent or employer. and what if someone texts the driver? >> they would be sent an auto reply that lets them know that we're driving and we'll get back to them when it's safe. >> again, that was bob hansen reporting. today strong winds may have caused the branches from this tree to come down. it happened on thornton avenue in san jose. no one was hurt. those in the neighborhood say the noise, though, scared them a little bit. >> we thought it was thunder or something, you know. i knew something bad happened. >> everybody jumped up in the whole neighborhood and come
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running out to see what happened. maybe it could have been a wreck, but it happened to be the tree. >> so the big question is, will the winds die down tomorrow? let's check in with our meteorologist rob mei edda. wind one of the things we're watching for on mother's day, a possible stray shower as well. 54 chilly degrees, speaking of the wind, oakland 54 degrees, the camera kind of hanging on at this hour. into san francisco, 54, also seeing a pretty gusty west wind, 14 miles per hour with gusts up to 35 in the last two hours or so. our temperatures around the bay area right now, we're seeing dwight a bit of cloud cover, temperatures in the low mid-50s. wind cranking up, fairfield, val teet toes road and interstate 80 through the delta you are seeing very gusty winds. the satellite actually got a little excited earlier this evening. you can see the green showing
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up, though a lot of this precipitation is not quite reaching the ground. but as the system continues to go by and adds more lift to the atmosphere, that's the reason why we'll leave if the slight chance of a few isolated showers tonight. everybody will see cool and breezy conditions tomorrow as this air just continues to tumble in from the northwest. we will see a few sunny breaks at times for tomorrow, but our temperatures are going to be running quite cool. still a slight chance in some of our hilltop spots toward the north bay, sonoma, napa county, still could see isolated showers. by monday and tuesday thirngss start to dry out. the other component to this is the sierra. we're talking snow as low as 5,000 feet. use precaution if you're heading to the high country. things dry out heading into tuesday. tonight, mostly cloudy and breezy and the slight kmans of isolated showers at times. mainly up to the north bay hill tops and maybe some misty skies for tomorrow morning. for the afternoon, we'll call for partly cloudy skies, a day
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that should kind of look like today. i think the daytime highs run a few degrees cooler with highs only in the low 60s in san jose just three days ago we were in 90s. not the case for sunday. for mother's day brunch, take a nice stylish warm coat, umbrella perhaps. then we'll start to warm up for the middle part of the week, 70s coming back tuesday and wednesday. but happy early meernother's da you. >> well, thank you. >> announcer: and now the x finty sports desk on nbc bay area news. so last night the giants beat the rockies in the ninth inning walk-off thriller. so tonight they were looking for an encore performance and they got it. in a game you saw here on nbc bay area, baumgartner tried to get his first win of the season.
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baumgartner would get a no decision. the game remained tied into the bottom of the ninth when mike fought aknow hit a sacrifice fly and deja vu the giants have back-to-back walk-off victories over the first place rockies. you've got to love that. giants win 3-2. the a's were in kansas city, oakland trailed 8 eed 3-0 in th eighth. this three-run homer tied up the score, very nice. the celebrating ended, though, the royals won the game in the bottom of the ninth on a sacrifice fly. kansas city wins it 4-3. the teams will meet again tomorrow morning. the sharks are hoping to wrap up their series against detroit tomorrow night at the tank. san jose holds a 3-1 series lead. game time 5:00 tomorrow. the 137th running of the kentucky derby from churchill
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downs today. animal kingdom a 20 to 1 long shot won in dramatic fashion. the winning jockey didn't find out he was riding animal kingdom until yesterday morning. he replaced the jockey who broke his nose earlier in the week. race favorite dialed in finished eighth. when we come back, we'll show you the surprise celebration of a bay area soldier and his mom just in time plus tfe,a ine and a mother's day special for "saturday night a live."
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it's hilarious, right after the
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news. ♪ slightly more than half of everything i am is thanks to you ♪ ♪ slightly more half of everything ♪ mother's day is less thoon than an hour away. if you're deciding what to get mom, here is an idea, a youtube tribute. this comes from stanford student adam cole. it was his mother's day gift for his mom, which he posted because his mother lives in oregon and he won't get to see her.
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she watched it, as did more than 100,000 other people so far on youtube. one bay area mom received an early mother's day present. at an event in san jose for military moms. for seven years a special brunch has been held giving moms the special day they deserve even if their deployed children couldn't do it for them. well, van nguyen got a surprise at the brunch. look how excited she is. her son johnny an army specialist who had his leg amputated after he was injured in iraq, his stunned mom was brought to tears. >> i cried. they did a really good job because i had no idea what was going on. >> happy mother's day, mom, i love you. >> johnny nguyen told the crowd na his mom has made such a difference dm his life, especially during his long recovery. his comments touched just about everyone but no one was more touched than mom and very happy to have her son home just in
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time for mother's day. so thanks for joining us for the bay area at 11:00. an all-new "saturday night live" is u next, with host tina fey. it's a good one. stick [ banker ] mike and brenda found a house that they really wanted.
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it was in my sister's neighborhood. i told you it was perfect for you guys. literally across the street from her sister. [ banker ] but someone else bought it before they could get their offer together. we really missed a great opportunity -- dodged a bullet there. [ banker ] so we talked to them about the wells fargo priority buyer preapproval. it lets people know that you are a serious buyer because you've been credit-approved. we got everything in order so that we can move on theplace we found. which was clear on the other side of town. [ male announcer ] wells fargo. with you when you're ready to move. today the pentagon released a tape seized in sunday's raid in pakistan, purported to be osama bin laden's last will and


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