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>> new this morning the search under way right now for two children taken from their south san francisco home where police say they may be headed. >> a third death from the hantavirus prompting rangers to take new action this morning. >> i ask you tonight for your vote. >> president obama wraps up his party's convention in charlotte this morning. he's back on the road going head-to-head with mitt romney in a key battleground state. what is next for the candidates. >> a live look outside as the palace of fine arts up in san francisco glowing in the early morning on a friday, that's right, it's friday, september 7th, this is "today in the bay."
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>> good morning to one and all. it's 4:31. i'm jon kelley. >> good morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon. let's check that forecast with meteorologist christina loren. good morning. >> good morning, jon and laura. you made it to the weekend and we've got great conditions. want to help you make those outdoor plans. there are changes around corner but today looks good. 78 degrees is the high in san jose. i'll take you to the forecast, tell you where we're going to see the most significant changes saturday and sunday. your beach weather will be impacted. that's your hint. let's find out how the drive is. >> good morning. great morning for the drive. we had a car fire but that's cleared. no one injured. that was early morning through marin county. smooth 101 up through the waldo tunnel or down out of san rafael. we have your typical overnight construction just south of that richmond bridge all the way down
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in toward marin county. but no slowing. live look at palo alto, shows you 101 as we face north on the right side past willow avenue, we hear also construction there but i don't see anything here in this shot and we don't see slowing so we should be easy drive through palo alto. >> thank you, mike. >> happening now, the search is on this morning for a bay area man after police say he took two children and just sailed away on a stolen boat. >> christie smith live in ala me do with what police are doing to try to track them down. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i have to say this is really an out of the way location at the edge of the bay here in alameda but investigators say that on tuesday, a father came here where we are and stole a 40-foot boat and sailed away with his two small children, that they say he took from their mother's home in south san francisco. and that he could be heading to mexico. police say 43-year-old
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christopher took the two children in a rental car, a white ford, to a harbor here where we are. this according to the contra costa times. the father had been to the harbor a couple of weeks before this with the kids and asking around about the possibility of buying a boat. there was a search on wednesday where it was believed that the boat was spotted. no luck in finding any of them. brooklyn was last seen wearing a white sleeveless dress with blue and green designs, devin was wearing a short sleeved sponge bob shirt and a diaper. the boat white hunter 41 with blue canvas called unleashed with the number hunfor 1366707. south san francisco police
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consider them abducted and issued a warrant for the father's arrest. christie smith, "today in the bay." >> 4:34. another search this morning for a missing man from lafayette. brett olson disappeared during an inner tube trip down the sacramento river. his friends have launched a facebook page. it had close to 66,000 followers within 48 hours. twitter is also abuzz with people tweeting and retweeting the #find brett olson. there is also star power behind the tweets from howie mandel and friends say they are grateful for all of the publicity and hope the efforts pay off. >> two people dead in vallejo and police are looking for the suspects who shot them. police found the victims in a
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home on agethey'reton street. they had been shot. neighbors saw two men running away from the scene moments after hearing the pops. no word on motive. >> the teen charged with vehicular manslaughter for the death of a father and daughter will be in court today. the 17-year-old is accused of hitting and killing the two as they were riding their bikes. prosecutors decided to charge the teen as a minor. nuri's family hoped he would be charged as an adult. >> we can tell you a third person has died from the hantavirus outbreak at yosemite national park prompting park officials to raise a warning about that disease. the recent victim a west virginia man who stayed in a tent cabin at a lodge and parked in the high country. seven more cases are linked to the tent cabins in curry village. authorities say as many as
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22,000 people have been exposed to the virus over the summer, double their original estimate. the hantavirus is often transmitted by deer mice and their droppings. the initial signs of the virus often mimic the flu. >> decision 2012, 59 days until americans head to the polls and both president obama and mitt romney will be hitting key battle ground states today. last night it was president obama's turn to turn on the convention spotlight. tracie potts live in charlotte with a look at the final night of the dnc. >> ♪ after a final night of music, jokes -- >> i know it's an empty chair. makes you nervous, doesn't it. >> and speeches including the vice president. >> this man has courage in his soul, compassion in his heart and a spine of steel. >> reporter: president obama laid out what he called the choice, not just between two candidates but two visions.
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he rallied against too much government. >> we don't want handouts for people who refuse to help themselves and we certainly don't want bail-outs for banks that break the rules. >> reporter: he took a jabs. >> take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations and call us in the morning. >> reporter: he recounted major accomplishments. >> osama bin laden is dead. >> reporter: the auto bailout, detroit building more cars. >> they can't build them fast enough because we reinvented a dying auto industry back on the top of the world. >> reporter: the bulk of the speech aimed at the middle class. >> i refuse to ask middle class families to give up their deductions for owning a home or raising their kids to pay for another millionaire's tax cuts. >> reporter: the president called for a million new manufacturing jobs, cutting the growth of college tuition in half, reducing the deficit by $4 trillion. >> i ask you tonight for your
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vote. >> reporter: if he gets another chance. today it's back on the campaign trail to new hampshire. tracie potts, nbc news, charlotte, north carolina. >> as for mitt romney he will also be in new hampshire attending a rally tonight in nashua. his campaign will release more than a dozen commercials in the state. president obama meantime will be giving a speech in portsmouth before heading to iowa city to speak at the university of iowa. both states on the short list of key battlegrounds with candidates hoping to sway those undecided voters. >> 59 days ahead. boy, a few hours ahead into the weekend. let's check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> 15 days until the start of fall. good morning to you. you made it to friday. i'm happy to be the bearer of good news. especially after the thunderstorms we had yesterday. we're done with them. we're done with the humidity as well, ladies, curl your hair, it will hold today.
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it will hold. 50 degree this is morning in san francisco. 59 in sunnyvale and 56 in palo alto. we've got an interesting weather for story for today. great beach conditions today. we stop the clock at 8:00 a.m., look at what we have left in terms of fog by 8:00. very little if any at all in santa rosa. a little cloud cover, clinging to the coast near san francisco. we're going to see a lot of sunshine early, that's the story i'm trying to illustrate. even at noon mostly cloudy conditions, look at all of this sunshine on the coast. that's great for your beach day. if you have the day off, temperatures are going to work out like this. 78 degrees, no need for the heater or the ac, in san jose today, 78 in redwood city, 82 in wine kuchblt it's the weekend, we'll talk about some of the events today. i want to get you outdoors because it will be nice. let's check your drive. good morning, mike. >> a great night overnight road crews having a pleasant time out
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there. starting to clear up. we'll look toward richmond where we do have a crew still going on. this is the east shore freeway away from the bay bridge up toward central avenue. that's the split where you head to the richmond bridge. we don't see slowing for east 80 or west for that matter. west 24, construction, we see your typical dip in speed as you come out of the caldecott, bottom of the screen 880 has construction crews north of the coliseum. our live look shows you an easy drive. light flow. past high street up through the construction zone. headlights plenty out of downtown oakland down to the san mateo bridge. we'll catch folks on 92 on the peninsula side, light flow westbound, your headlights, commute direction no problems toward 101. 92 will have a couple of lanes closed. but the bridge itself will remain open. that's from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 the next morning. >> thank you. this morning golden gate transit officials voting on a policy
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barring all political and religious campaigns advertising. the agency is hoping to avoid the fire storm of controversy like the one muni faced after running these pro israel ads on buses. after complaints they promote hate muni decided to donate proceeds to the human rights commission. the policy would only apply to the district bus and ferry fleet. critics say it would violate first amendment rights. >> a devastating day memorialized on film. one victim of the san bruno explosion says it's helping people heal. >> a popular grocery chain now the center of an immigration controversy. >> check us out on facebook. search nbc bay area.
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>> welcome back. good friday morning to you. looks like all is quiet by the hp pavilion in san jose. we'll have a look at that forecast coming up. >> this morning a number of immigrant communities call for the boycott of the largest latino grocery chain. it began checking the immigration status of hires
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through e-verify a few weeks ago. it's used to identify fake names and social security numbers. the union representing the chain's workers is urging all customers to boycott the 21 stores across the bay area and central valley. 18 statement the company tried to reassure workers saying it's very important you know this program will only impact new hires, mi pueblo is proud to serve its diverse communities. >> amazon is boosting its presence in the tablet market with a new kindle fire. taking a shot at apple with the 7-inch tablet for $159. it's $40 less than the original kindle fire. and more importantly $200 cheaper than the ipad. the tablet starts shipping next friday. it probably won't make a lot of money on the devices instead it is counting on profits from
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content purchases. >> amazon takes aim at apple's bottom line, apple has its sights on internet radio. it's working on a music streaming service that would offer customized play lists. the move will put apple in direct competition with oakland-based pandora and i-heart radio. the service could come as a preinstalled app on every iphone and ipad. >> no doubt it's a big week for democrats with their convention, in less than an hour more big news, theugust jobs numbers will be out and sure to make the market move in a major way. we turn things over to courtney reagan live at cnbc world headquarters. good morning. >> good morning to you. futures are higher after yesterday's huge rally that was sparked by the european central bank which launched a stimulus program.
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today's focus as you suggest turns back to the u.s. economy with the monthly jobs report due out so just shy of 45 minutes from now. forecasts call for a month of modest growth in august with 125,000 new jobs added. but the unemployment rate is expected to hold at 8.3%. the jobless rate has been above 8% for 42 straight months. the dow jumped 244 points yesterday to 13,292, a new 4 1/2 year high and the nasdaq rose 66 to 3135. welcome back to the year 2000. a new retail war may be over layaway. walmart cut its lay away fees, sears and kmart claim to do one better. both will drop fees year-round and let shoppers put items on layaway. the recent moves are great for shoppers but warn people to remember they are still spending
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money that they haven't earned yet. back to you. >> thank you very much. appreciate it. >> you may appreciate the weekend, a wacky week but things are settling down. >> yeah, but it's so boring this summer it was niceto have something to talk b. we had showers. when i got home in campbell we had ponding out there on the city streets so yeah, a lot of cities got hit pretty hard yesterday. now we're done with that pattern for now. 52 in oakland, 55 degrees in concord. we're starting out crisp in san jose at 56. as we head throughout the day today it's a different story to tell. this is more seasonal. something that we're use to. people writing in about pollen levels. they have dropped off so that's good news. you might find yourself sneezing less this afternoon. as we head throughout day, high pressure is going to build in but the area of low pressure that was ushering in the showers through the bay area that's going to take a hike.
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back to our dry heat that we're used to. temperatures are going to be really nice. we're on the cusp of fall, summer and fall, that transitional period where it's nice. 78 degrees is the forecasted high in san jose today. san francisco, though, not too bad at 66. you can still sit on the beach, get a lot of sunshine in santa cruz at 71 degrees there. throughout tomorrow we're going to see clouds return. they will be thick likely causing flight delays tomorrow out of sfo. if you want the beach and got the day off today is going to be better as we head through wednesday, getting closer to fall, pleasant conditions thursday into friday next week. and as you can see, not a lot of change in terms of our temperatures as we head through the next seven days so getting more steady and more comfortable around here, not as sticky. back to you guys. >> thank you. looks good there. it's 4:49. in nearly two years after the deadly gas pipe line explosion in san bruno survivors say their struggles are far from over.
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last night they did gather for a screening of a new documentary about the deadly day. a lot of the survivors sat tensely, sometimes wiping away tears as they watched trial by fire at the san mateo history museum. bob hensel believes watching the film helps him and others release some of the emotions they had bottled up >> probably bot people back and opened up memories and stuff but people are trying to suppress. and i kind of the i can face it head on. >> many victims of the blast say they are still dealing with insurance reimbursement and lawsuit against pg&e. >> calling it star studded hardly does justice to the lineup for tonight's stand up to cancer telethon. tonight's benefit at the shrine auditorium in los angeles. all four broadcast networks plus
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a dozen cable networks will air the telethon commercial free starting at 8:00 p.m. 100% of public donations go to directly to cancer research. tune in to nbc bay area to watch. >> that's a big deal. phenomenal cause and lineup there. >> 4:51. still ahead, emergency surgery for the oakland a's pitcher we showed you got hit in the head by a line drive. goodness. why the damage was actually worse than doctors originally thought. >> we're looking at the flow of traffic, 101 through san jose. we'll give you a bigger wider better look coming up.
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>> welcome back everybody on this friday morning. i love to say friday morning. it feels like it's melodic. san jose, the dawn out there before the sun, a lot of lights out there. going to be a warm one. it's a good looking weekend ahead. >> this wasn't good looking video yesterday as we showed you brandon mccarthy, he is recovering this morning after emergency surgery. take a look. he was rushed to the hospital after he was hit in the head. by a line drive during wednesday's game. >> that pop. >> what i'm amazed he gets up and he walked away but you know, a ct scan showed he had an epidural hemorrhage and a skull fracture. really not surprising.
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>> what's surprising he was conscious. >> he walked away. well, he was lying down for surgery to relieve some of the pressure he had in his skull. the a's say mccarthy is still in the hospital so we certainly wish him the best. >> absolutely. cannot be too safe with that brain. 4:55. mike on the roads for a friday jaunt to work. >> jaunt is a good word. looking to the south bay, traffic is moving smoothly. keep the horses off the road, that's a good note. smooth flow most of the northbound routes. we have this issue for southbound 85. from 101 down to 237, typical construction zone, you lose a couple of lanes. we don't see slowing. this evening we'll have a concert at shoreline so there will be congestion at the shoreline off ramp, between 85 and shoreline and moffett. lincoln park playing there. we're going to get a live look and see how things are shaping up across the golden gate
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bridge. light volume but look, a beautiful clear view, the lights across the span. no problem as far as fog or visibility for the north bay. and a look across the bay, this is the bay bridge, smooth, a lot of headlights heading into the city. about 45 is the limit across through the "s" curve. 65 pretty much everywhere else in california. jon, back to you. >> when people go fast they are not supposed to go this fast. in texas between austin and san antonio, will have a speed limit of 85 miles per hour. they can step on the gas. so make it the highest speed limit in the country. the 41-mile stretch will open by november 11, texas and utah for the record they are the only states with speed limits on some highways that are 80 miles an hour or higher. >> we have it here sometimes but it's just not legal. >> exactly. >> here's a lesson on how i guess not to park your car. >> yeah. a woman in kentucky made a
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splash, she backed her minivan into a neighbor's swimming pool. >> a free car wash. >> i'd say. she was pulling out of a driveway when she lost control. she backed through two neighbors' lawns, a rock wall, over lawn furniture. i mean, it must have been the gas stuck? >> lost control? that's an understatement. >> the good news, no one was hurt. >> crazy. >> what a way to meet your neighbors. >> still ahead, the controversy is over but the effects remain. this weekend's susan g. komen race is struggling to draw participants. >> two children abducted by their father. their getaway vehicle, a boat.
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>> reporter: at this hour a manhunt is under way for a father accused of taking his own children from their mother's home and sailing away with t


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