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fast food restaurant at the shopping center. a san jose police officer that happened to be on a traffic stop a block away heard the crash and was the first responder out on the scene. the paramedics came out and declared the driver dead on the scene. police think they know who he is but are not releasing his name until they are able to notify the family. they think he is in his late 20s, early 30s. no obvious signs of drinking and driving but they won't be able to rule that out for sure until toxicology tests, not something the coroner would be performing. in the foregrounds, a white van pulling up. we believe that coroner is coming on the scene which means that maybe the scene will be cleared up sooner than initially thought. the eta was around 7:00. with the coroner coming on the skeep, it is quite possible it could be sooner. for more on your morning commute, i'm going to send it over to traffic anchor, mike inouye. mike? as you saw, bob talked about
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the coroner potentially arriving on scene. that white van we just saw. that may be the issue. let's look at some maps and talk about the areas and get you located again. here is the south bay. you see 101 northbound with the orange have the that's the build for your morning commute. bob is talking about monterrey highway, a major roadway through san jose. southbound is closed. northbound, that is why you see the orange heading up towards interstate 280. the big issue is that it is approaching kurtner. kurtner and tully are open as you are heading toward highway 87. this is offering a distraction. this is open. around the scene from alma, you are going to have to go around the target shopping center to the north. you will be redirected by the local police as well. alma is open heading toward 87. we see slowing between the two. pretty typical stuff. another issue for the south bay. one we showed you a couple seconds ago. we are looking toward a power
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outage caused by this. this power pole. the sweeper truck, the front windshield is bashed in. it sounds like the wheeler truck hit the pole and took out the pole. 578 customers reported. this is near the intersection of coleman and taylor. also, a major surface street complete. so far, we have seen traffic throw pretty light. this does look like it is off of the main commute route right there. we are now looking at the bay bridge. another main commute route and this back up here, in the cash lanes. the fast-track lanes are moving smoothly. we should see these metering lights turn on in the next five to ten minutes. heavier volume coming out of the maze. so far, a smooth drive over the bay bridge. back to you. we also have new video to show you of a fire overnight in alameda. you can see the flames coming through the roof of this building on park street near san jose avenue.
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in the past hour, firefighters have pulled out of that building fearing it do collapse. it started on the second floor and quickly spread to the third. the building houses businesses on the ground level and several apartments above it. no injuries thankfully have been reported. >> an emotional morning years in the making as california's fight over same-sex marriage winds its way from the ballot box to the highest court in the country. in san francisco, hundreds here of gay marriage advocates rallying at city hall where same-sex couples exchanged marriage vows in 2004 and set the stage for the contentious prop 8 battle during the 2008 elections. in a similar scene but a different outlook, where same-sex marriage opponents came together in prayer to keep marriage between one man and one woman. today, both sides will argue the issue. decision ultimately rests with the supreme court. "today in the bay's" christie smith is outside of san
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francisco city hall with a look at all the anticipation ahead of today's landmark hearing. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. big day in store. today, cities like berkeley and oakland and san leandro will be raising the rainbow flag at their respective city halls, not so much to try and sway the court but to encourage people here in the bay area who support same-sex marriage and see this as really the start of a number of very historic rulings. hundreds of marriage equality support rs rallied at city hall in san francisco yesterday. they are urging the u.s. supreme court to rule in favor of marriage equality as it considers california's ban on proposition 8. couples shared stories about their roller coaster ride to marriage and hopes the justice will see they should get equal treatment. we got married in 2004 and were
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lucky enough to get married again in 2008. opponents of same-sex marriage also plan to stand up and be heard along with couples who traveled from the bay area to washington, d.c. to be on the steps of the supreme court while their future is debated. also, on wednesday, the court will take up the federal defensive marriage act that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. same-sex marriage supporters also planning vigiles about this whole issue tonight, this evening at the state building here in san francisco from 4:00 to 8:00 and tomorrow night. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, "today in the bay." right now, we are going to go to washington, d.c. where more than three dozen people are waiting in line outside the supreme court for tickets to watch the hearing as it unfolds. the tickets are specially in demand because the court does not allow tv broadcast of the arguments. taking a live look outside, the supreme court this morning, you can see the rambunctious crowd. many are going to great length
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and great expense to secure their spots in line. we will have a live report on how far spectators are able to go. let's go to meteorologist, christina loren live right now. she is tracking a storm coming our way. >> a couple of storms. really hard to dictate where they are going to end up. both are not very developed at this point. both are really hard. they are not going to be attached to the jetstream. we will talk about that in a moment. 49, san jose, 47, gilroy. a jetstream is like a river of air that carries o our storm systems from west to east across the united states. we are going to see a couple of systems not on that transportation system. it is hard to tell where the showers are going to develop. thick fog in the north bay. if we see any activity, you have the best chance for that north of the bay bridge today. we are going to see a little bit of drizzle. the fog will be the thickest between now and 8:00 and between 8:00 and 11:00. we are going to start to clear
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out. a little more sunshine for today. with the two tricky systems on the way, it is hard to tell where we are going to see showers. if you live in the north bay, you will want to keep your umbrella handy. i'll show you why in my next report and show you when the showers start up. 60 degrees at the coast. i enjoy storm systems like this. they give me a run for my money. back to you. marla, over to you. >> have:09. 6:09. a baby girl is safe at home. her kidnapper is still on the loose. gabriella quintera went home with her mother after an exhausting day. she left the baby in her car seat to grab something from the home. when she returned seconds later, the jeep was gone. five hours later, police found the girl in that abandoned jeep
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six miles from the home. >> i want to say thank you for everybody, thank you for everything. the police department pray for my baby. >> police are focusing their investigation on a latino woman seen walking in the neighborhood seen carrying a white target bag. >> that woman got her baby back. 6:10. freedom granted now could be taken away. what amanda knox is saying about the decision just hours old that could send her back behind bars on murder charges. a teenager becomes a dotcom millionaire.
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we have heard from amanda knox over the decision to overturn her 2011 decision about murder. what she has to say. even thou the court has ordered a new trial, italian law cannot force amanda knox to return to italy. according to her attorney, if she is convicted and the conviction is upheld by the highest court, they could try to
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extradite her. it would be an issue for the united states. amanda knox and her then boyfriend were accused of killing meredith kercher, a british student, in italy. the two were found guilty and she was sentenced to 26 years in prison after serve willing four years. their convictions were overturned because of numerous errors made during the investigation. amanda knox and her then boyfriend, raffaele sollecito were released. last year, prosecutors filed a motion appealing the acquittals. they called the verdicts contradictory and illogical. the top court looked as if there were procedural irregularities in the trial that would give groupds for a new trial. the court did not examine the details of the case itself. >> this must be viewed in the context of the italian system. her appearance is not legally
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required when it is sent back for revision. it will proceed. it will be strenuously defended and we fully expect she will be exonerated. her appearance is not required. >> reacting to the italian court's decision, my family and i will face this continuing legal battle as we always have, confident in the truth and with our heads held high in the face of wrongful accusations and unreasonable adversity. she was about to make her first public television experience sometime next month to promote her book about her murder case in italy. . 6:15. time for a quick check of the day's top stories. the u.s. supreme court hears arguments on prop 8, california's ban on same-sex marriage. dozens of people are lined up outside the court building
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hoping to get a seat inside. secretary of state, john kerry, is meeting again with afghan president, hamid karzai. his second meeting since kerry arrived unannounced yesterday. san jose police are investigating the deadly crash on monterrey road this morning near tully. a driver lost control of his car around 2:00 and crashed. he died at the scene. the cause of that crash is still under investigation. yahoo! reportedly paid a 17-year-old british boy $30 million for his start-up. lots of advice for nick dalocio who sold his app called sumly, about how he should handle that much money. here is nick on cnbc. lots of people having fun with the story of a teenager become millionaire.
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start-up ceo rafat ali says, one day, the media will surely go gaga about a start-up started by a 50-year-old with no prior experience. ageism is a significant problem in silicon valley. recent venture capitalist said outright he had picked a new general partner from his firm based up on a list drawn up from people under 35. the anyone was a criteria to be on that finalist. speaking of isms, bloggers are teasing the wall street journal saying they messed up a reference to yahoo!'s ceo marissa myer. she is a woman. a previous version referred to her at mr. mayer in one instance. i could let them off the hook. the difference between mrs. and mr. is a single letter. we will assume it was a typo.
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>> thanks, scott. >> want to check the forecast with meteorologist, christina loren. a little change for today. a little bit of a change headed our way. thanks for waking up with us today. we have that very slight chance, mostly up in the north bay. if you are waking up with us, solano county, marin county, sonoma county, those are the places we are watching for you today, everywhere north of the bay bridge. 45 degrees in napa. 48, livermore. fog still tips to settle in in the north bay. we have about a half mile visibility reported in santa rosa. these numbers have been going in and out. you want to travel cautiously. you might have to use your windshield wipers. not expecting the main event to arrive until later on this week. we have two storm systems coming through. the first one, the tail end is going to come through.
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a very weak system. by about 4:00 p.m., a little isolated activity. we stop that clock for you again tomorrow morning. a better chance for those showers specially along the coastline in sop owe ma county and marin county. not expecting anything heavy potentially until thursday. that's when we will start to citi a little bit of push from the area of low pressure. a little more activity thursday morning through 1:00 p.m. boom. we clear out just in time to start friday. however, late friday, saturday, sunday, we see a cut-off low. the very description of a dut k-off low is that it is cut off from the jetstream. it has nothing to transport it. it is really hard to tell where the showers will end up and how long it will last before it fizzles out. we are going to see maybe 0.75 of an inch. woe don't get that chance until late friday over into sunday. 65 degrees in san jose. getting you through the next few days, we ramp up the shower
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chances for thrs. friday, if it is raining jo ut side your door, go ahead and turn us on. 7:00 p.m., you can watch the a's and the giants, the bay bridge series on nbc bay area at 7:00 p.m. that's going to be a good game. a lot of people excited about that one. saturday into sunday, we increase that chance for showers more. we are talking about 50% to 70%. it looks like everything is going to clear out by mid-morning, late morning on sunday. check that drive, mike. looking over here towards the east shore freeway. looks like chp getting off. they stuck there for a while. nothing reported. they have just cleared over the last couple of minutes without disturbing the eastbound flow. this is westbound. your commute heading down through berkeley and emeryville and the bay bridge. the toll zplaza where a lot of folks will end up.
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the fast-track lanes starting to slowdown right off the 880 overcrossing. earlier debris reported on the overpass. i checked it out. no disturbance to the flow of traffic. on the maps, it is probably okay right now. an earlier issue as you are getting off of 580. both sets of debris cleared. good slowing at the toll plaza. nothing unexpected for the maze. tri-valley, we have 84, considerable slowing coming out of differ more and down towards sunol into fremont. the northbound side of 680, a crash as you are heading around the bend past durham. a little bit of slowing. everything should be off to the shoulder. here, south 880 at stevenson, sounds like five cars involved in a crash there. they were in the fast lane. they have finally cleared to the
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shoulder. expect that to start moving. more slowing for millipede dis. 110, pretty typical. airport is with are it ends. it starts at 680. south monterrey highway currently blocked. heading toward kurt ner. coleman and taylor, we have this pulled down. crews are on skoon with power knocked down. it looks like some of the lights are coming on the streets. it is are there. back to you. it is 6:22. coming up, a drink that will make you feel like the commander in chief, how you can sip from the george washington secret whiskey recipe next.
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a 5.9 magnitude earthquake has occurred in mexico city. sending thousands fleeing into the streets. no immediate reports of damage or injuries to report so far. that just coming into our newsroom. a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hitting mexico city switching gears, let's talk about some rye whiskey like george washington used to drink. >> crews are reconstructing washington's distillery using the same grain recipe from 250 years ago. they are even dressing the part.
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they say they will be making more than 1100 bottles of unaged whiskey. starting on april 4, just next week, a bottle to be yours for $95. this is the most authentic version they say that is available. >> they will be sold out in no time. >> no doubt. 6:26. still ahead, paying thousands of doll as for a ticket that's free. how spectators are going to an extreme to score a seat to witness history at the supreme court. >> we are live with a look at the prop 8 hearing. >> a smokey bay wakeup call. how flames sent more than two dozen people running from their homes overnight.
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witnessing history. why a free ticket to today's hearing could cost some spectators thousands of dollars. plus, a live look at san jose. a street sweeper knocked out power to a san jose neighborhood. how it happened and when the lights will be back on near a popular shopping center. taking a live look right now waiting for the opening bell at the nyse this morning. march 26th, "today in the bay."
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good morning to you on this tuesday, it is 6:30. i'm marla tallez in for jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia cannon. a fiercely debated and emotional issue of same-sex marriage finally makes its way from the california ballot to the highest court in the country. spectators that have been waiting in line for days are being allowed in the supreme court hearing. "today in the bay's" tracie potts joins us live outside the supreme court building with a look at what's happening right now. good morning, everyone. they actually opened those doors much earlier than we thought. now, we see why. the sidewalk outside is absolutely the way it get those. there are hundreds of people out here it waing in line hoping if that happens.
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this has brought a lot of people to the u.s. supreme court. first name, prop 8 is going to be looking at whether or not bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. today, on the level of prop 8, on the federal level, with the defensive marriage act. what we typically think from public opinion even with all outside here today. one of those things very well may keep in mind the fact that public opinion should be so dramatically just in the last decade or two. 58% of americans according to the poll support same-sex marriage. that is reflective of what we've seen out here today. the court could make a very narrow decision that only applied to california. we could see a decision that applies to america or we could see something -- there are 38
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states that don't allow same-sex marriage. >> hear and see those crowds out there now starting to chant. tracie potts, thank you very much, from washington, d.c. in the meantime, mayors of 25 cities here in california are urging the supreme court to find proposition 8 unconstitutional. oakland major quan and sacramento mayor johnson and los angeles mayor antonio antonio villaragioso. >> lee has ordered a main b rainbow flag to be flown. we will have much more on "today's" supreme court hearing and how bay area cities are
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reacting to it with a live report from sfraents coming up in just about 15 minutes. it is 6:33. good morning. it looks like we are going to have a day of 60s around the bay area. christina lauren tracking the forecast. good morning to you, marla and laura. starting with a live picture. san francisco getting a beautiful start to the day. your sunrise is at 7:06. the sun will set for those that celebrate passover. you can see plenty of low cloud cover. that will play a factor for your morning drive. we are expecting the thickest fog. those clouds are going to clear out. you are going to see more sunshine for part of the day today. we did it all yesterday with mostly cloudy all day long. between about 11:00 and 4:00, a little bit of sunshine. mostly sunny. a little bit of shower activity. wednesday, pretty good. mostly cloudy and dry as we get
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you over the hump tomorrow. the rain will move in overnight. you want to keep that umbrella close starting wednesday night through this upcoming sunday with shower chances every single day. if you live south of the golden gate brinl, leave the umbrella home today. 60 degrees at the coast. your full forecast will pinpoint when we are expecting those showers in my next report. 6:34. looks like mike has a problem to tell you about. >> this is taking out power for almost 600 people for san jose. the power poll is off of its mount and the roadway. they are on scene repairing things. street lights are coming back on. it sounds like the signals are coming back on through the area. we will track this. our set-up photographer is still on the skeep there. we will look at the map. this is where you are, not far from 880, monterrey highway and
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887. bob redell continues to follow this. the closures southbound monterrey highway approaching kurtner and tully. they may be reopening southbound monterrey highway soon. we will track that with bob with a report coming up. we see slowing for 87. kurt ner is open. that is good news for south bay commuters. 110 continues to build from 680 up towards the airport. a pretty standard flow for south bay freeways. also, down 880. although it is slow, the crash with five or six cars around stephenson has cleared from the roadway. we are going to end with a shot of the bay bridge toll plaza where the median lights were turned on and the backup continues back towards the maze and the berkeley curve. there is a break in the clouds. while you are watding, you can look at that. >> thank you, mike. we are going to take it down to the south bay. a developing story in san jose where more than 20 people are now homeless after a fire at an apartment on the city's east
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side overnight. firefighters got a report of smoke in the kitchen area of a home on landis avenue after it turns into the montague expressway. the building was evacuated and the scene was cleared around 1:00 a.m. a san francisco nightclub where three people were shot over the weekend is closing for good. the owners of the rich nightclub have agreed to surrender their entertainment permits meaning the south of market club will clothes forever. three men were hurt early saturday morning after an argument inside the club prompted the series of shooting. it is 6:36. still ahead, reading the fine print to pull back on a $100,000 pledge. why a california police department is backtracking on reward money after tracking down a cop killer. [ female announcer ] safeway presents
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an update of the breaking news we are following. a strong earthquake has just struck in mexico. the usgs has just downgraded it from 5.9 to 5.5 magnitude. south of acapulco. buildings swayed in the capital. thousands set to have run in the streets as the earthquake alarm sounded city-wide. no word on any damage or
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injuries. rewards offered for information in the search for a fugitive cop last month are being taken off the table. the "l.a. times" reports that liverside has withdrawn their reward for the arrest and conviction of ex-cop, christopher dorner. the conditions were not met. he was found dead inside a burned-out cabin in big bear after going on a killing spree leaving law enforcement on a day's long manhunt. several other groups are withdrawing their pledges. up in smoke as the fire takes down the roof. fierce flames that send firefighters scrambling in the east bay a car flattened after a deadly crash in the south bay. look at the aftermath and detour in place for your morning commute. good news when it comes to your homes. house prices way up in the bay area. we'll take a look coming up in
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business news taking a live look. thick clouds over san jose. we will see sunshine today. we have a series of weather systems slated to bring us rain. it all depends on where you live. that forecast is coming up next. traffic tuesday is kicking in for 880. this shot of fremont doesn't look quite so bad. i think it depends on where you are looking. i'll show you another spot coming up.
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we are following breaking news from overseas where italy's highest criminal court has just ordered an appeals court to rehear the murder case involving amanda knox and her ex-boyfriend. "today in the bay's" arturo santiago just got reaction from
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knox who just woke up to the news. >> amanda knox was about to make her first public appearance on tv next month when her book about her case comes out. a new trial is certainly something she was hoping would not happen. it was back in 2007 that amanda knox and her then boyfriend were accused of killing british student, meredith kercher in italy. the two were found guilty and knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison. after serving four years, their convictions were overturned because of numerous errors that were made during the investigation. last year, prosecutors in italy filed a motion appealing those acquittals. today, italy's top court looked as if there were procedural irregularities in the trial that would give grounds for a new trial. it did not examine the details of the case itself. >> this must be reviewed in the context of the italian system. when it is sent back, her appearance is not legally required. there is no issue as to that. it will proceed.
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it will be strenuously defended and we fully expect she will be exonerated. her appearance is not required. >> man da knamanda knox has rel statement regarding the trial. no matter what happens, my family will face this continual legal battle. our face held high in the face of wrongful accusations and unreasonable adversity. amanda knox said even with a new trial, italian law cannot force her to return to italy if convicted and if the conviction is upheld by the highest court. then, italy try to extradite her. in the newsroom, i'm arturo santiago, "today in the bay." time now to check the forecast as meteorologist, christina loren, everyone should keep the umbrella handy. >> specially if you are a fine dresser like these two lovely ladies i get to sit next to. it is looking good so far this morning. thick fog.
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it could be much worse as you know. we are known for our fog here in the bay area. the only place with less than .025 visibility. metropolitan cities are looking pretty good. santa rosa, half a mile visibility up there. we are down to a quarter mile. improving a little bit there. a couple of systems headed our way. the first arrives as we head through tonight. the subtropical air stays in place as your temperatures aren't going to drop off all that much. as we head through the next few days. a little bit of a warmup with two areas of low pressure. with these systems, you will find some air in the areas that do pick up the precipitation. where are we expecting the rain. mostly up in the north bay as per usual. it is hard to dictate when and how much we are going to get. we meet back here tomorrow morning. sonoma county. stop that clock again. take you into late wednesday and
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early thursday. a more significant batch of rain comes through. measurable precipitation. we stop the clock at 12:00 a.m. on friday. overnight friday into early saturday, getting a little bit of a break. that will continue into sunday, easter sunday. if you want to keep in mind, put a little question mark. will i need to prepare for the rain for the easter egg hunt? the answer is yes. we are going to keep you posted because it is a ways away. a little bit of shower activity up in the north bay. better chance for thursday, friday. if it is raining where you live, 7:00 p.m., stay indoors. giants, a's, 7:00 p.m. right here on nbc bay area. saturday into sunday, our best chance for rain. that's when you need to be prepared for it. looking at all the models, what they say right now is early
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monday sunday, we will have showers in the forecast. they should clear up by about 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. we'll let you know if anything changes. 6:48. let's check that drive. looking toward 880. fremont is fine. look at the map. coming into the area, we have the issue. you crash over at stevenson on the approach. that's where the backup is coming out of newark and into fremont. down here where the camera was, it was just fine. now that the lanes are cleared, we have all these folks headed down through fremont and towards that area. this is continue to build coming out of hayward continuing with the heavier flow. let's get a look out toward the tri-valley as well. the traffic flows nice and smoothly. no surprises through livermore. the san mateo bridge moves
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nicely. low clouds kicking in. so far, an easy drive over to the peninsula and a nice, smooth drive. taking up the volume. palo alto into or out of san francisco, 101 or 280. one of the issues we are following is this. we have this power pole that is still down. a sweeper truck took out the power pole and almost 600 customers. we hear there are just 23 customers that remain without power. we have local traffic control for the businesses there. your business might be affected if you are traveling there. a head's up. they are quickly fixing that situation. we are following another situation, breaking news in san jose. a deadly crush shut down part of monterrey road. police have been on the scene at monterrey road near tully for more than four hours now.
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bob redell joins us with the latest. bob? >> reporter: it could be pronlly another hour. they thought maybe they would have this reopened by now. it sounds like it is going to be a little bit longer. the coroner is out here. what they are trying to do is remove this car that was crashed in front of the el pollo loco. they have to remove the car and the man who unfortunately died in that car early this morning. monterrey highway southbound is shut down from stouffer to the entrance to the plant's shopping center which is just before the intersection with kurtner and tully. there is some slowing, because you have people trying to see what's happening and in the southbound direction, there are. this accident happened around 2:00 this morning. it was a solo accident. a man in a rad car, a ford focus. it is hard to tell. the car was so demolished.
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heading southbound on monterrey highway. was speeding according to police when he lost control, clipped two trees, sheered off a light pole before coming to rest in the bushes there. a san jose police officer happened to be on a traffic stop nearby. he her the crash, responded. the first person on the scene. the paramedics arrived and declared the driver dead a short time later. police think they know who he is but they are not releasing his name until they are able to notify his family. a sergeant we spoke with this morning says there are no obvious signs of drinking and driflg but won't driving but won't be able to rule that out. san jose police have been out here shutting down the road for quite some time. coroner's on the scene getting ready to do their part of the investigation. looks like they are going to remove the car so the coroner has easy access. 20 or 30 minutes. no. a lot longer.
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southbound monterrey highway shut down from stouffer to right to the plant shopping center. this is just before the intersection with kurtner and tully. bob redell, "today in the bay." 6:52. a fire breaks out in a salon in alameda. the building houses a number of businesses on the ground floor. also, apartments above. firefighters have pulled out of the building fearing it could collapse. no injuries have been reported. in the south bay in san jose, more than 20 people have been displaced after a fire at this apartment building overnight. firefighters say they reported smoke in the kitchen area. the building was evacuated the morgan hill school teacher dharged with spiking children's drinking faces 10
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misdemeanor charges after a fellow teacher caught her dosing toddlers with the sleeping aid sominex. she was arrested a few weeks ago but now free. she will be arraigned on charges in morgan hill. a follow-up to a story we first told you about last week. san francisco police say a missing service dog taking from his sleeping owner on a b.a.r.t. train is back home safe and south. archie was found yesterday five days after he went missing. police say an anonymous tip led them to a home in san francisco where they found that small pomeranian. this he checked his microchip and confirmed it was archie. police interviewed the people in the house and charges there are pending. an emotional mourning years in the making is california's fight over same-sex marriage winds its way from the ballot box to the highest court in the country. >> as california goes, so goes the rest of the nation. it is inevitable.
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the door is wide open now. the stage set four years ago in san francisco with those defiant words from then mayor of san francisco, gavin newsom. a measure passed by california voters by a narrow margin a month later. >> this is designed to attach mothers and fathers to each other and to the children they may create and raise in the best environments. >> now, two appeals and nearly five years later, proposition 8 is being taken all the way to the u.s. supreme court by a bay area couple. let's give you a live look at the supreme court in washington, d.c. where both sides of the issue will be argued for the next ten minutes. you can see the huge crowds out there this morning. christie smith is live at san francisco city hall with a look at the anticipation ahead of today's hearing. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning. a number of activists are already in washington, d.c.
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a lot of people really considering this a date with history. i wanted to show you a tweet that came out this morning. we may not have that. dennis hair rare ra tweeted he was already there wearing a red tie in support of marriage equality for all. hundreds of supporters of same-sex marriage rallied at city hall in san francisco after a march for the castro district last night urging the supreme court to vote in favor of same-sex marriage. opponents are ready to be heard too. >> if i'm in the hospital and i get the wrong nurse, they won't let him in. >> this has to pass to give us the rights with he deserve. >> marriage laws were designed to attach mothers and fathers to each other and the children they may raise in the best environment. >> reporter: many bay area couples have lr traveled to d.c.
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just to be on the steps of the court. wednesday, the second big case, the federal cost will consider the defense of marriage act that bans same-sex couples from receiving marriage benefits. cities like berkeley and san leandro and san francisco will be flying the rainbow flag today. 6:56. new into the newsroom. san francisco home prices have jumped a staggering 17.5% over the past year. >> just a year. that's great news if you a homeowner but not so great if you are in the market of looking. >> the latest numbers sound discouraging. we are still nowhere near the prices we saw at the height of the housing bubble. let's hope considering it was a bubble that we don't remember to that. very solid news. the data doesn't include the south bay where we suspect
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housing is stronger. taking a look at wall street, a good day on the markets. the dow industrials up 86 points. up about 1/2 haveof a percent. the falcon is flying, performed three rocket burns to slow itself down and drop out of orbit. this should splash down in the pacific around 9:30 our time carrying more than 2000 pounds worth of things home, something the shuttle used to be able to do but other capsules don't. this is good news they have a contract to do this many, many times. moving things back and forth. >> let's see if our forecast is going to be springlike today. meteorologist, christina loren, has a look at the forecast. it is going to be springlike in terms of our temperatures. 67, incompetent land. bayside, 65.
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highs at 4:00 p.m., 60 degrees. our sky is going to be kind of gray to start. we will see the cloud thicken back up. showers on the radar likely. we will have it for you every 15 minutes throughout the "today" show. the drive has been kind of hebert this morning, mike. >> it is really kicking in for the highways. northbound 101, capital, all wait toward the airport, that's where the slowing really kicks in now. 280 as well as 85 starting to build. 87 saw early slowing. it shows relief over the last few. 87 southbound is one of your ultimate's to southbound monterrey highway where bob redell told us they are continue wg that deadly crash investigation for a long longer is the only quote he got. approaching kurtner is closed. 87 might be the alternate.
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6:59. a final check of today's top stories. italy's top court has overturned the ac quit tall of amanda knox and ordered a in you trial. she was convicted of murdering her british roommate in 2007 but was later acquitted in an appeals court secretary of state, john kerry, is meeting with afghan president, hamid karzai. the second meeting since kerry arrived unannounced yesterday. >> as mike had just mentioned, so san jose police voilthing a deadly crash. the cause of the crash is still under investigation. that is what's happening "today in the bay." we'll be back at 7:25 with the live local news at 6:00. we will have continuing updates on what is happening in washington, d.c. good morning. breaking news. a stunning ruling from italy's
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top court. the acquittal of amanda knox overturned this morning. knox overturned this morning. "tod "today." with matt lauer and savannah guthrie and live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, welcome to "
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"today" on this tuesday morning. i'm matt lauer. we have received a statement from amanda knox about the decision of the supreme court to another trial is quote painful. >> michelle kozinski is in italy. >> well, most everybody we talked to said this is procedural, and then in court you saw the judges looking annoyed and tough on the defense and leaving many to wonder if this year's long case could really land back in trial all over again, and that is exactly what has happened. amanda knox now 25 years old back in college in seattle has been out of an italian jail for almost two years getting on with her life, but now the italian court says she and her boyfriend will be tried again for the murder of her roommate meredith kercher, british exchange student's murder.

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