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hey, that breaking news an amber alert spanning the entire state. officers now looking for this man and his newborn baby boy. the fear is they're already hundreds of miles away from home. good morning. thank you very much for joining us. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm marla tellez. this child last seen at an apartment complex on helen avenue in sunnyvale. today in the bay christie smith is in sunnyvale. this started with a fight about moving the child out of state. >> that's exactly right. the mother is it still here this morning at the family apartment. what investigators are telling us is that the mother and the father got into a disagreement
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yesterday because because the father wanted to move the baby back east with him. the mom said no. the latest sightings we have is that he may have been spotted around 9:20 this morning in central sentenan diego, the fat. they have notified the border police. he is suspected of taking his baby boy from the apartment that he shared with the family here in sunnyvale yesterday afternoon around 4:00. after that argument police say guler texted the mom saying he was leaving with the 2-week-old baby boy, and that if police got involved, he would harm the baby and himself. guler is a 22-year-old man of turkish descent. he was last seen driving a tan 2004 gmc envoy. now, witnesses report seeing either him, theblr%ñ itself or one just like it.
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it had an american i guessle on the back. the fbi is now involved, chp, and pris if san diego. a statewide amber alert has been issued. signs lit up all across the state. sunnyvale police say they have not independently confirmed the sightings, but they believe they are on the right track. it's believed that guler has many friends in mexico. >> they are aware of the situation. they are aware of the amber alert, and they are monitoring their license plate readers. upon entry to mexico, they have license plate readers at every lawn, and they can pick up whether or not that's a vehicle that has crosseded or not. as of 9:26 this morning the vehicle had not cross into mexico. >> now, once again, this is a picture of the suspect. very, very slim. brown hair. brown eyes. he was in the gmc envoy.
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tan in color with a california license plate. 6hil892. investigators here in sunnyvale gave us, the media, this photo this morning of the baby. they say this is really their focus, just bringing him home safely. reporting live in sunnyvale, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> thank you very much for that update. we'll, of course, continue to bring you all the latest information on this amber alert on air and on-line. go to and search amber alert. new gun control laws are appear do notted that opponents are threatening to sue. measure c passed with more than 66% of the vote. starting january 1st gun owners will have to inform police within 48 hours that their guns are lost or stolen and also lock up their guns when they're not used. the measure also bans the sale of magazines with ten bullets or more and makes gun sellers track
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the sales of ammunition. >> it will probably become the template for the rest of the country. this can become virg and spread. >> the measure was backed by new york mayor michael bloomberg and the organization mayors against illegal guns. the nra says measure c violates the second amendment. they have threatened to sue. in san francisco voters rejecting proposition b and c, initiative that is would have allowed a 134 unit condo complex known as eight washington to be built on the waterfront. last year the city's board of supervisors agreed to allow buildings to be built taller to accommodate plans for eight washington. the voters gathered thousands of signatures to challenge this one. it was supported by ed lee and gavin newsom. opponents called this a wall on the waterfront. >> we've we can get a complete
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look on our website. nbc bay justk%ok to the top left screen and click on election results. >> the city council and san jose approved awe temporary measure allowing people to shoot wild pigs within the city limits. we've been telling you about this for a while now. pugs ripping up lawns and golf courses. for the next three months anyone who wants to shoot a wild pig needs to get a permit from the california department of fish and wildlife. the almadin country club, that you were just seeing there, also got approval to hire someone to trap the pack of problem pigs. the club says the pack did $10,000 worth of damage to the golf course. in a follow-up right now to a story we brought you earlier this week. a 16-year-old boy now behind bars this morning accused of getting on an ac transit bus and then setting an 18-year-old man on fire. crazy scene. oakland police arresting that suspect at a high school yesterday afternoon. officers say at this point they
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still don't know why that teenager lit the man on fire. this morning support continues growing for sasha fleschman. family members say he suffered second and third degree burns, and they also say fleschman was sleeping on the bus when he was set on fire. so far this website has raised nearly $6,500. detectives, they say, they will not release that surveillance video from inside the bus because it's just too graphic. they say the cameras did catch the attack, and they also showed the suspect getting off the bus and then on to another one to flee the scene. the woman accused of driving drunk when she hit and killed a menlo park couple made her first court appearance. 54-year-old marjorie -- she did not enter a plea. her arraignment was postponed sifrl times because of health issues. the prosecutors say ritzell's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when
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she struck the couple two weeks ago. the couple was out walking their dog. >> faculty and staff now, unfortunately, start dealing with a major budget problem. they're just finishing holding a campus meeting this morning about the budget crisis. officials at the school, they're saying now they're just unable to avoid budget cuts even after the passage of prop 30, which increases taxes to help fund state schools. most of those cuts will be coming at the expense of non-tenured professors. students, meantime, say it's already hard enough getting to classes and cutting faculty will only make it worse. now to an exclusive investigative unit report. gang violence, it's taken center stage in san jose. you may recall the city rolled out its gang suppression plan over the summer, and officials have been vocal about how well it worked saying gang crime is
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down, but our investigative unit has uncovered that might not be true. the san jose police department claims gang-related murders dropped more than 40% compared to last year. our investigation reveals the city may simply be playing a numbers game with crime statistics. high-ranking sources within the department say the public has been given a false perception of what's really happening. >> the administration is saying that gang-related crime is down. is that true? >> no. it's not true. some of our homicides that are gang-related are not being classified as gang-related. loo so these cases are being treated as gang-related cases within the department, but the public has no idea? >> that's absolutely right. >> tonight at 11:00 our investigative unit gives you an inside look at some of the crimes and what police did not tell you. still to come on this newscast, a college football uniform meant to honor veterans
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now causing controversy nationwide. we'll tell you about northwestern university responding to claims its new design looks more like blood splatters for the american flag. >> it's looking as if twitter jm bigg ipo than expected. we'll take a look coming up in business and tech. and good morning. ist bob riddell taking you live here to union square for a favorite holiday tradition that just kicked off within the past hour or so. that story coming up. live report. i'm meteorologist christina loren looking really good. nice and clear over san jose. today will be the warmest in our warming trend, and then temperatures tumble. we're talking showers. we'll let you know when that enters the picture and your full forecast when nbc bay area news at 11:00 comes right back. [uncle]this is hopscotch,okay?
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uncle go one,two,one,two,one two,one. [niece]okay! [uncle]okay? [niece]one,two three,four,five,six,seven,eight! [uncle laughing] okay,we go the other way,okay?
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[niece]one,two,three,four,five, six,seven! [uncle laughs]there's ten spaces,you want to try again? [uncle]yeah? have you heard this one? a growing controversy over a
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college football team's special effort to honor military veterans. some military families outraged over these northwestern university red, white, and blue yawn forms. the opponents say it appears the american flag is designed there with blood splattered on it. bay area gold star mom karen meredith says when she saw that helmet, all she could think about was the death of her son. army lieutenant ken ballard over in iraq. >> my son was killed by a head injury. he was shot in the head. all i could see at that second was that's probably what his uniform, his army uniform looked like, that it was drops of blood. >> for the record these uniforms were designed by under armor and most of the commentaries on facebook on this page, they say she would like to buy some of this gear, but others are simply offended like meredith was. under armor responds saying this was never their intent. we afollows for any confusion. these jerseys do not feature
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blood, but they do fee fewer an authentic distressed pattern which depicts a flag that has flown proudly over a long period of time. northwestern, the university issuing a similar statement. the school adding, "part of the problem is from that sale of all the special gear will be going to the wounded warrior program. the rout is all set for next year's amgen tour of california, but some key bay area cities have been left off the list. race organizers say the first stage in the bicycle race will start in sacramento on may 11th. the tour will stop in san jose, mount diablo and monterey before heading to southern california. santa rosa, which has participated in seven of the last eight years did not bid to be a host city this time around. san francisco was just simply left off the list. the eight-day race will cover more than 700 miles before ending in thousand oaks. time to check business and tech right now. we're hearing that twitter may be asking for a lot more money
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per share in its stock than anybody thought at first. >> scott mcgrew is the man. >> good morning to you. we won't know exactly how much twitter will price for until a bit later, but we are hearing it's going to be above the proposed range. cnbc saying as much as $25, maybe higher. we'll find out later this afternoon. now, twitter is not the only company to ipo. as we take a look at the markets, there's barracuda networks out of campbell. it was a small ipo last night. their first debut on wall street this morning. here's a list of some of the ipo's we've seen lately. there you have barracuda networks. again, a small ipo. they raised $74 million. twitter, we're still guessing at this point. you get the little tilda indicating the guess. somewhere north of $2 billion. visa out of san francisco, remember, raised $20 billion, and facebook about $16 billion many their ipo.
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we'll have full coverage of twitter both today and tomorrow as we go through another ipo in the bay area. back to you. >> all right, scott. we know you have your eye on that for us. thank you very much. sdwlirchlg well, the fourth annual bay area reaching for the stars breakfast was held this morning at breakfast benefitting skies the limit, a group helping at risk youth. i have to tell you our friend and colleague raj mathi was there. he was there with ronny lott and brent jones. they were special guest speakers on hand. the event was open to the public at the crown plaza cabana hotel located in santa claire. >> i'm sure is he living it up right now. >> it's another sign the seasons are changing. the ice rink at san francisco's union square is now open to skaters. >> that could mean one thing, that we sent out bob riddell to sharpen up his skates and getting it done. >> he is doing that right now. we hope you have your game together, and gravity, yes, is on your side.
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>> gravity so far on my side, but we got 90 seconds to prove that wrong. good morning to you, jon and marla. the sixth annual holiday ice rink just opened up. i see you guys out here every year. you're always here on opening day. why is that? >> it's so nice. >> you're practicing your ice dancing. >> we're practicing our ice dancing. >> amateurs? professionals? >> we are definitely rank amateurs, but we're having fun. >> let me see what you got. you look wonderful. >> maybe at the end i can throw you for something. maybe a triple lutz. that was a big sigh there. let me find robert keith. he is the ice rink manager. they have something new this year. it's called a digital cue. you know, union square being in the heart of the shopping district here in downtown san francisco. robert, digital cue allows to you ice skate and what? >> when you come into the city and you are doing your shopping and everything and when you decide you want to go ice skating, you come over here, and if it's sold out, what do you is punch the app, and then you automatically are logged in to talk to management. when it's ready and there's a
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space open, they send you a bleep, and you come open and get your ticket and get the skates and get on the ice. it is phenomenal in the tech city of the world right here in san francisco it's what it's all about. >> you have a few events going on through the ice rink season. drag queens on ice. the polar ice bears skate, which i think those two events we're all familiar with. the ice bears skate, people in speedos. drag queens on ice, as it implies. another one singles in the city. >> we want to make sure that everybody gets a chance to meet the right person and spend the holiday season. you come down here for that. it's single in the city night. we're going to have a great time and help you find that special person to spend the holidays with. >> you have been doing this over the years. are you surprised how popular this has become? >> you know, every year this exceeds my expectations. every year it grows and grows and grows. it's a tradition. the ice rink here in union square is so special and so
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wonderful, it's just blowing people's minds. we had seven proposals on the ice last year. this year who knows how many? >> all right. hey, robert, thank you. merry christmas. happy new year. through january 20th, you guys. ice skate rentals run around $5, $7 for kids, $11 for adults. i don't know if they have any beengay for ankles. if they do, they could probably sell that at a premium. mine are about to give out. >> if you just lay down on the ice and rest your muscles like that, man, it will help the swelling. >> i think so. see you guys. >> all right. the guy in the middle is spinning pretty good. bob is looking fairly agile. waiting for him to do a triple axle. >> i would be hanging on. i skate like rocky balboa. yeah. >> you hit like rocky too. you got that going for you, which is nice. let's go to christina loren. a good day to ice skate and get out and do a few other things. >> you know, it's going to be
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the warmest day of the week. it might not be bad out there. you're not going to get as much of a wind chill factor as what we're expecting. the temperatures drop off, and they will be dropping as we head into the next couple of days. want to zoom in and show you what's happening. gilroy at 74 degrees. also at 69 in livermore. 60 in elroy. this is the warmest day of the week, and temperatures are going to end up about five to ten degrees above average for this time of year, and then it all changes starting tomorrow. want to make sure you're aware of this. those low clouds around the san francisco bay. as a result, our temperatures are going to drop by ten degrees in the city as we head between today and tomorrow. then that rainy pattern develops. we'll get to that in your seven-day forecast. as we head through the next few minutes, i'll get to that. embrace the moment. seize the day. temperatures mostly in the upper 70s for today. 78 degrees as the high in lir more. 79 in fairfield, and 76 on the way to napa. meanwhile, 73 in san francisco. getting down to 64 with the
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return of those low clouds. they will limit the sunshine right off the bat, and as a result our temperatures will be much cooler, so that's where we're going to see the biggest difference between today and tomorrow. we'll drop off by about four degrees here inland. as we head wednesday into thursday, and then as we get into the weekend, starting to get a little soupy around here. clouds increasing. expecting those showers late sunday into early monday. another round, a more significant chance late monday into tuesday. we could be talking a quarter to a half of an inch of rainfall on the valley floor. we'll be watching that for you. right now, though, back to you, jon and marla. >> cool and rainy. thank you very much. still to come, we're going to talk 49er football back out on the field. aldin smith speaking out for the first time since getting back on the team following his stint in rehab.
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49ers star aldin smith due back in court on tuesday to face two felon weapons charges and dui charges as well. yesterday teammates were chanting his name as he made it back to practice speaking publicly for the very first time about his recent stint in rehab. >> just, you know, the combination of what was best for me and, you know, just once again kind of where i wanted to get at and bettering myself as a person. that's what seemed like the best thing to do at the time. >> the 24-year-old ended up missing five games while he was seeking treatment for substance abuse. the linebacker says at this point he simply is taking everything one day at a time. we can also tell you there is a good chance 49er fans might see smith back out on the field this sunday in their home game against the carolina panthers. well, grab a seat to hold on to some bay area history. 49ers season ticketholders have first dibs on buying the actual seats from the stadium. they'll be sold in pairs for
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$649. seats that are left over will go on sale to the general public starting december 9th. proceeds will benefit san francisco recreation and parks youth programs. the stadium will be demolished at the end of this nfl season. olympic gold medal swimmer ryan lochte has been sidelined from training, compliments of an overexcited fan. >> crazy story. >> he tried to catch a young woman who ran and jumped into his arms sunday. i promise it was not me. instead, he fell smashing his knee into a curb, tearing a major ligament while spraining another. here's the thing. this is not lochte's first bizarre injury. he also hurt his knee break dancing. >> that will do it every time. >> he smashed his shoulder falling out of a tree. he fractured his foot in a scooter accident, and he strained an mcl reaching for a cell phone in his car. >> this guy is an insurance liability. >> my goodness. he is not gumby. he can swim, but he is not
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gumby. >> he has issues. you heard the no ññ-ó)eey no service, that mantra. how about no cell phone? >> we'll talk about the bar getting customers an snentive to put down their phones after the break.
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a restaurant overseas coming up with a way for people to save money. this is a prop sfwligs that would probably be pretty hard to take and swallow with the cell phone addicts all over this country. >> that's right. as the sign says, we're going to show you, that the eatery in beirut, lebanon, is giving customers 10% discounts if they leave their phone with the restaurant and socialize instead. there's the sign. >> interact with humans. interesting concept. >> isn't it? the other says he came up with the idea after witnessing almost all the patrons paying more attention to their smartphone than each other. the offer is creating a lot of buzz. begging the question, are you willing to give up your phone for a technology-free evening? >> someone wants to pay me, i'll leave the phone at home. absolutely. >> our next newscast at 5:00. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits.
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