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within a day of mourning the death of her daughter carrie fisher who also passed. much more on that story coming up. good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kira klapper in for laura garcia-cannon. of course, sam brock is here. we're missing mike inouye and kari hall. no worries. vianey arana is takihere. >> they left me their handy dandy notes. i'm not tracking any major accidents. let's get right to the weather. we're expecting a very plant thursday morning right now, still chilly. as sam said, some areas still seeing the 30s, south bay 38 degrees, peninsula, 37 degrees. out near the tri-valley also seeing nice clear conditions as well. now, san francisco, not as cold. but still chilly. 47 degrees in the east bay seeing the backup near the area. 49 degrees as well. north bay, yikes, dropping down into those 20s.
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overall, your highs for today will be climbing into those upper 50s and the 60s, the biggest trend going into tonight and into your friday commute as well, also your warmer temperatures. let's get right to that traffic right now. we or not showing any major accidents. thankfully it appears everyone is being safe on the road and taking extra time. let's look at your mass transit times. no delays right now. 55 trains up and running. a quick check of your bridge drive times. westbound 80, bay bridge about 112 minutes. westbound 84, the dumbarton bridge, about ten minutes as well. let's get a quick picture of the golden gate. already seeing early morning risers, but overall a smooth commute on the roads. sam and kira. >> thank you very much, vianey. one person is in custody after an overnight stabbing in san francisco. it happened they say at the edge of the castro district. >> "today in the bay's" pete suratos is there live at the scene to bring us up to speed on what happened. good morning, pete. >> reporter: good morning, kira
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and sam. actually just moments ago -- i know in the last half hour we said investigators were on the scene. it looks like they just wrapped up their investigation. they told me off camera that it looks like we're talking about two roommates that got into this altercation inside a home on the henry block. police arrived around 2:30 after reports of a stabbing incident in the area involving these two male roommates. roughly about a half hour later, they say they found the suspect walking in the area about a block away where he was arrested. they say he was actually holding the knife at the time. now, as far as injuries go, they say the victim and suspect were taken to a hospital. at this time they're calling those injuries non-life-threatening. we're live in san francisco, pete suratos for "today in the bay." new this morning, video of an apparent crash at the ford dealership in koma.
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it appears a car crashed into a pole and nokt it over hitting several cars. the impact so strong, the car's air bags were deployed. police are scene giving that man a breathalyzer test. he was later treated by paramedics, cuffed and taken to a police car. the driver's passenger also was treated at the scene. happening today, the two men facing charges for killing a father of four inside a hayward target on christmas eve as he was shopping for last-minute presents for his family will be back in court. "today in the bay's" tom jensen is live outside that target store where the stabbing happened on christmas eve. tom, it already was an emotional day in court yesterday. tell us about it. >> reporter: it was, kira. the widow of the victim, tyrone griffin, had to be removed from the courtroom after she started yelling at the two suspects who allegedly stabbed her husband inside the toy section of this target store in hayward and their 4-year-old son was watching. now the suspect's family claims
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it was griffin who attacked them first and they were protecting themselves. griffin was shopping for gifts on christmas eve when he asked the two men, allegedly, to stop playing inappropriate music in the toy aisle. that's when police say one of the men repeatedly stabbed griffin. even more tragic, the 4-year-old son witnessed his dad's murder. he died later christmas eve at a nearby hospital. police arrested jesse and franky archuleta. after court we talked to one of their girlfriends who say they acted in self-defense. >> out of nowhere, franky got hit in the head with a bottle and he fell to the ground and he just blacked out. >> the archuletas could not afford an attorney. they'll be back in court today, being appointed a public defender. the family says they want to see
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the surveillance tape. they say it will show that griffin attacked them first. live in hayward, thom jensen, "today in the bay". >> thom, thank you for that report. now to a woman is the ep pit many of old school style and grace. the world is mourning the tragic loss of debbie reynolds who died one day after her daughter carrie fisher passed away. the 784-year-old was a star on the screen and on stage for almost seven decades. video from tmz shows an ambulance leaving reynold's son's home yesterday. she was there discussing funeral arrangements from her daughter when she suffered a medical emergency herself. we spoke to fans last night, some of them lucky enough to have met reynolds. >> she was playing at the fifth avenue. she could come in every morning for breakfast. very proud of carrie fisher. in fact, she gave me an autograph and she autographed
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it, debbie reynolds, carrie fisher's mom. >> debbie was talking to the whole crowd and making us all laugh. we all loved the whole cast because of her. >> incredible stories of her charisma and kindness. from broadway to hollywood and all places in between, reynolds and her talents being remembered so fondly. for more on the life and career of drnz debbie reynolds, go to people continuing to mourn debbie reynolds' late dater carrie fisher as well. you see this video posted on instagram. that's showing fans in los angeles, obviously holding up the lightsabers during a moment of silence to pay tribute for her as fisher's role as princess leia in "star wars." she died after suvg a heart attack on a flight. she was just 60 years old. fans in austin, texas, also
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dressing in "star wars" costumes. an east bay woman is facing murder charges this morning after police say she hired two hit men to kill her business partner. adan katami was shot and killed in july as he sat in his truck at a stop light. prosecutors claim the killers were hired by that keisha upshaw of san leandra. they say she partners with catami in a marijuana business. investigate ergs say this man, wesley brown of berkeley, helped plot the murder. officers say when they arrested upshaw last week, they found a sophisticated illegal pot growing operation inside her home. now to another bay area public transit agency offering free rides on new year's eve so people don't have to worry about driving after all those celebrations. free service beginning at 8:00
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saturday night and last through 5:00 sunday morning. caltrain also is offering free rides and running additional trains on new year's eve. >> we now know why someone walked off with a circumstance-foot tall, 100-pound menorah at a san francisco park. police say they think the thieves wanted it for the brass. a new menorah from the east coast is in its place, flown in, standing in washington square park. a well-known menorah maker in massachusetts heard about the crime. he said he wanted to help out, so he rushed to create a new one. the rabbi said this was truly a holiday blessing. >> just because the menorah was stolen, i look at it as an opportunity to reach a greater audience with the message of spreading light. >> so far, no one has been caught in connection to that crime. if you're just now waking um or getting the kiddos ready for school, you may want to bundle them up. they should be okay to shed
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layers throughout the early morning and evening as well. we will be climbing into the 50s and 60s. right now in san francisco, still enjoying a gorgeous almost sunrise. clear skies, not a cloud in site. heading to the oakland area, already in the upper 40s, warmer than what we've seen these past couple days. no freeze warnings in effect. the north bay is seeing chilly temperatures out there, in the 30s as well. right now our microclimate forecast, highs for today will be in the 60s, going to be very pleasant. a light sweater perhaps, maybe a nice walk. san francisco topping out at ability 58 degrees. as you head down to the south bay, san jose should be climbing into a very pleasant 65 degrees. now a quick choke of the roads. nothing major to report. chp showing pretty clear conditions. a quick check of your bridge drive times. westbound 80 on the bay bridge about 11 minutes. westbound 92 towards san mateo, 12 minutes. i know these typically get very
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busy. we are still seeing that nice holiday lighterly morning commute. down in the south bay, northbound 101 towards highway 87, a 13-minute commute. northbound 17 towards highway 101, a nice commute at about eight minutes. here is a look out near oakland. 880 already looking pretty busy, but no major accidents. just early morning backups. sam and kira. >> vianey, thank you. up next, twitter wants to help you see the world in more dimensions. the new feature that will bring panoramic videos so you don't miss anything. careful. there has been a lot of questions about self-driving technology. we have new video that proves it could save lives.
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the last thursday of 2016 is off to a chilly start for the south bay, 38 degrees. warmer near the san francisco area at about 47. here is a quick check of your east bay drive times, southbound 680 about 14 minutes. 6:13 right now. and a concord man is in jail for sexually battering an elderly woman. this all happened on tuesday morning in concord. it happened outside that woman's home on graymont circle.
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police say the man approached the woman, sexually battered her and tried to steal her purse. he was arrested a few streets away. he's identified as 49-year-old steven minor. police searching for two men who ransacked a home in fremont. this happened yesteay afternoon at a home where no one was home. but the people who live there came back to find the burglars still inside. they pulled out a gun but then ran from the house. an officer saw them driving away and chased them, but the chase ended near castro valley. the burglars ultimately got away. we now have a look at technology that could save lives. a tesla model s helped a family in the netherlands avoid a crash before they even realized something was wrong. we have dash cam video. they say moments before the crash in front of them happened, the car beeped, predicting the crash was about to happen and
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the model s stopped avoiding the crash entirely. >> it's one of the main reasons i will use auto pilot, because of the extra safety. >> earlier this year, tesla came under fire when a florida driver was killed while using that same auto pilot feature. in this case, the driver says his family is safe because of that self-driving car. business and tech news, the dow's illusive quest for 20,000 could remain illusive today. stocks fell yesterday with the dow posting its second triple digit loss since the election. granted on very light trading. the dow dropped 111 points to 19,833. the nasdaq dropped 48 points to 5438. investors are getting news on unemployment and the trade deficit. more to come on that. burger king and tim horton's will switch to using chickens raised without antibiotics. they'll make the changes next year following similar moves by
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mcdonald's and wendy's. twitter wants to give you a panoramic view of the world. you can use the company's live streaming service periscope to broadcast 360 video directly to your timeline. users can tilt to rotate their phones. by the way, this live 360-degree video will be limited to select partners, but anyone can watch them. facebook and youtube already have symphony tours. now to amazon which wants to replicate the success o of prime day which usually happens in july with a one-day sale for digital devices. digital day will run for 24 hours starting at midnight tonight discounts of up to 50% on apps, ebooks, games and music. prime coastline opening back up. crab fishing is getting the green light today along some parts of the pend seen know coastline. the point from point arena to
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ten-mile river is officially opening for crab fishing. it's been closed for fishing since crabs in that area toasted for high levels of demoic acid. this week held officials announced the crabs they've recently tested are no longer showing dangerous levels. seems like the perfect day to open crab fishing, vianey tells us it will be sunny today, a nice day to take a walk. >> i think so. i think it's going to be a great day for eating outdoors, if you like eating and pairing with sunshine, maybe a picnic. a picnic is in place for today. our highs will be climbing into the mid 50s and 60s. the current temperature trend right now in the san francisco area. by 1:00 we should be warming um into the 50s. downtown san jose also expected to warm up into the 60-degree mark. all in all, expect sunshine to be today's main event. here is a quick look. if you're planning to head over
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to tahoe for the new year's eve forecast, here is a look at what you can expect. chilly temps out there, 34 degrees. saturday, 25 degrees. sunday, we are tracking the possibility of seeing fresh new dust out there. so if you have plans to go skiing or maybe, i don't know, snowboarding, it should be perfect for that. i know i have friends who are fantastic at it. a quick check right now at your traffic conditions. the roads are looking pretty smooth right now. a lot of green and we are seeing what looks like slowing out near 680. i'll take a look at that and see if there's anything going on out there. chp hasn't reported anything major. north bay drive times, southbound 101 to 580, eight minutes. southbound 101 to the golden gate bridge, 11 minutes. web 37 to lakeville highway, 16 minutes. east bay drive times looking good, southbound 680 to vargas,
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11 minutes. still seeing the nice holiday light traffic. this could change over the next couple hours and maybe into the new year as we end 2016 with pretty decent conditions out there. overall we aren't tracking any rain. so i will have an update on how the roads are looking as well as what you're expecting as you head into your weekend forecast. sam and kira, i'll send things back to you. >> we look forward to it, vianey, thanks. 6:19 right now. former 49er ray mcdonald is making headlines once again. we have the newly released video in the domestic violence case against him. plus, "nbc bay area responds." >> can your boss keep some of your money at the end of the year? yes. i'm consumer investigator chris chmura. "nbc bay area responds" to prevent it next. a live look outside right now at the san francisco skyline and the transamerica building. if you have relatives coming in and out coast to coast, pretty
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similar temperatures in san francisco as they are right now in new york. we're all looking at temps in the 30s and 40s. we'll be back with more news right after this. in medical news this morning...
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a new study shows childrens' math knowledge in pre-school... may predict their later welcome back. in medical news, a new study shows children's math knowledge in preschool may predict later achievements. researchers at vanderbilt university tested more than 500
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low-income preschoolers in six areas of math. those who scored high in patterning, and counting tended to do well in fifth grade math. their understanding of shapes, written numbers and calculating had less of an impact on future math skills. new research reveals preschool could greatly benefit latino children and apparently public pre-k programs could help children have even more academic success. this is based on a study that looked at standardized test scores of nearly 12,000 latino third graders who attended preschool and public schools or a day-care center. although al performed well, the pre-k had better overall grades. exposure to music, dance and visual arts may help reduce stress for young children living in poverty. levels of cortisol measured in
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children attending an arts preschool program. they noticed cortisol levels were lowest after their fine arts classes. that suggests that these programs could help lessen the impact of poverty on their emotional and physical health. you work hard for it. you don't want to give it away. "nbc bay area responds" to pre vent you from giving the bosom hard money back. >> consumer investigator chris chmura is here with a task to complete by midnight saturday. >> before the ball drops in times square and 2017 arrives, you need to spend the money in your flexible spending account. about a quarter of workers have these accounts. the catch is, the rules are generally strict. use it or lose it by year's end. on average we put $1292 into our accounts according to mercer. they also say we forfeit about
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$51.48 per worker. guess where your lost $51.68 goes? right back to your employer. savvy drug stores and optical offices are on to our procrastination and will gladly help you bring down your balance to zero before january 1st. look for items in their ads. some but not all employees offer a brief grace period to spend your fsa in the new year. you're running out of time to check with hr. if you have a consumer complaint, the number is 1-888-996-tips or visit back to you. >> chris, thank you very much. 6:25. coming up next on "today in the bay," gunfire erupts right in front of an emeryville hotel. where did it come from? what witnesses saw in the moments after that shooting. plus, we continue to remember a hollywood triple threat, actor, singer and dancer
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debbie reynolds passes away just one day after her daughter carrie fisher. we'll take you live to the hollywood walk of fame to show you the tributes pouring in for both hollywood icons. >> reporter: a stabbing incident taking place inside a home near the castro. the connection between the suspect and the victim. a live look outside right now at the bay bridge toll plaza. typically about 6:30 in the morning we'd be talking about backups and using fastrak. none of that relevant today. very light on the roads. vianey will have another look at traffic and weather coming up after this. taking a live look outside...
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downtown san jose. =cover shot= taking a live look outside this morning at downtown san jose, a minute before 6:30 on your thursday. as vianey was just mentioning before, it's starting to feel more like california, but maybe not this morning. >> not this morning specifically. thanks so much for joining us. i'm kira klapper. sam brock is here as always, but laura garcia-cannon is off, kari hall is off, mike inouye is off. i should say kari hall is working tonight. vianey has traffic and weather covered for us. a cool morning, but getting warmer. >> hopefully i can set up your day to be a nice warmer one than what we've been seeing. it is december, so we have to be fair and realize we are in winter. right now the south bay, 38 degrees. peninsula seeing 40s.
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the east bay and san francisco area warming up nicely into the 40s. 49 degrees for the east bay. san francisco at about 47. let's go ahead and take a quick look at your temperature trend over the next couple of hours. by about 1:00 we're talking 56 degrees. as we 4ed over to the san jose area, also expecting a nice little warmup of about 60 degrees as we head into the 1:00 hour. let's push forward towards your traffic. not seeing too much backup. we are starting to see some of those everly morning commuters out and about. a quick check of your north bay drive times, southbound 101 to 580. westbound 37 to lakeville, 15. east bay drive times looking good, southbound 680 vargas road about ten minutes. seeing a smooth commute before we start seeing some of that evening backup. good for now though, sam and kira. >> thank you very much vianey.
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just shy of 6:31. a fight ends with a stabbing tweechb two roommates in a san francisco neighborhood overnight. "today in the bay's" pete suratos live from outside the scene at henry and norksewey streets. we understand a suspect is now in custody. >> reporter: good morning, sam and kira. a suspect is in custody. according to sfpd they're saying this happened inside a home in the area that was an altercation that led to this stabbing incident. there were two roommates. they don't know what the motive is at this time. but we'll show you video. around 2:30 a.m., you'll see several squad cars on the scene. roughly about half an hour later police say the suspect was found walking in the area about a block away on the nowey side. at the time he was arrested he was still holding the knife. we're told both the victim and
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suspect have injuries. they've been taken to the hospital and at this time considered non-life-threatening. live in san francisco, pete suratos for "today in the bay." it is 6:32. now we want to take you to the south bay. new this morning, two people are hospitalized after a double shooting in san jose. right now the search is on for the shooter or shooters. police tell us gunfire broke out late last night during a home invasion on peach court near east san antonio street and mclaughlin avenue. once the people got inside the home, police say two men exchanged words with the people living there. shortly afterward, shots were fired. both of the victims are expected to survive. also new this morning, police are looking through surveillance video trying to figure out who opened fire outside an east bay ho tell. this happened emeryville where police say they heard gunshots about 11:00. they were told by callers to respond to this hyatt place hotel on bay street. when police arrived, they didn't
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find any suspects or victims, but what they did find were shell casings and shattered glass. witnesses say two people in separate cars were shooting at each other and took off in different directions. chilling video in a domestic violence case. cell phone video shot by ray mcdonald's ex-fiancee. tefs presented in the 2015 domestic violence case and is just now being made public. >> stop! stop! >> what you hear there is a terrified kendra scott in the video telling a man she repeatedly calls ray, that she is holding their baby. we never see the man's face, she says it's ray mcdonald charging at her as she runs to hide in a bathroom. >> sadly, i feel like this is the story of many domestic violence survivors, and that the video just shows the ugliness
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behind what happens. we are using kendra scott's name publicly with her permission. we reached out to ray mcdonald's attorney, but did not hear back. the presidents, crept and future are pointing fingers at each other. this time it's over u.s.-israeli policy. edward lawrence is live in washingt washington. >> reporter: here we go again. donald trump tweeted yesterday that the transition process is not going smoothly, but then last night he came out and talked to reporters saying it is. president-elect donald trump backed off a tweet saying the transition turned from smooth to rocky. >> our staffs are getting along very well. and i'm getting along very well with him other than a couple of statements that i responded to.
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we talked about it and smiled about it. >> reporter: the president-elect says president obama called him from hawaii. a transition spokesman clarified the up-and-down transition road. >> any transition is not going to be 100% smooth. there is absolute respect between the two. >> a new riff with israel at the end of president obama's term isn't helping. >> terrorism, excitement, settlement expansion and the seemingly endless occupation, they're combining to destroy hopes for peace on both sides. >> reporter: some democrats also question the timing and focus of the siege saying it's now up to president-elect trump to mend support for the only stable democracy in the middle east. >> he gave an eloquent defense of the importance of a two-state solution. but he spent the majority of his time criticizing settlement policy of israel and very little time talking about the pal stillian recalcitrants. >> i think it will set us back.
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we'll see what happens after january 20th, right? >> reporter: in transition news, president-elect donald trump says he's in the process right now of separating himself from his business. just to remove any conflict of interest problems he says, quote, it's not a big deal. live in washington, edward lawrence. edward, thank you for that. it is 6:36 right now. the search is on for three people involved in a kidnapping and robbery in san francisco. it happened early yesterday morning in the tenderloin near ellis and jones street, nod far from glide memorial church. police say two men and a woman walked up to a victim, pointed a gun at his back and told him to walk to an apartment at the end of the block. the victim says once he was in the apartment, the two men and the woman robbed him and attacked him before they ran away. 6:36 right now. hollywood and countless fans trying to come to grips this morning with the loss of yet another icon.
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actress, singer and dancer debbie reynolds passed away yesterday just one day after her daughter carrie fisher died from an apparent heart attack. "today in the bay's" ted chen joining us live along the hollywood walk of fame with tributes that are pouring in for the late star, ted. we see flowers behind you. that is one of several spots. good morning. >> reporter: sam, yeah, good morning. this is one of two spots that debbie reynolds has on the hollywood walk of fame. the other is in front of the chinese theater along with her hand prints. there are three spots with flowers and candles, the first time as you mentioned for carrie fisher and now for her mother debbie reynolds. >> i might give out, but i won't give in! >> reporter: debbie reynolds was both a singer and a movie star with films like the unsinkable molly brown. she says that is the role with which she most identified. she first captured america's heart in the classic "singing in the rain." she also endured the spotlight
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on her personal troubles including the divorce from first husband eddy fisher. "the l.a. times" reports reynolds was rushed to the hospital because of a medical emergency. fans are mourning her loss and remembering a lifetime of moments on the big screen. >> like losing a part of the family in both of them. i remember watching "singing in the rain" or "unsinkable molly brown," all these wonderful shows. it's sad. >> reason nolds and her daughter fisher had periods of estrangement. the two featured in an upcoming hbo documentary. son todd fisher said the death of his sister was too much for their mother. she said i want to be with carrie and she was gone.
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>> and sadly they're back together in hetch. for more on the life and career of debbie reynolds, go to or download our app where we posted a slideshow of her life. as sam said, talk about a rude welcome to america. a brazilian family visiting our country for the first time, their car was broken into while it was parked at a san jose applebee's. victor camara says he had been saving for his american vacation for years. just hours into the trip, all the money was stolen. their car was broken into tuesday night. camara and his family had just landed from brazil which is why all their luggage was inside the car. the thieves got away with a laptop and nearly $6,000 in cash. >> so sad because i work a lot for the money --
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>> just heard breaking to see this. we have surveillance video of the burglary from a camera at a gas station next door. you can't really see the thieves' faces. it does appear they drove off in a dark sedan. camara says he did file a police report, but doesn't expect to get any money or belongings back. ski lifts are going to be back open today at home wood mountain resort in north lake tahoe after this. one of the buildings burning yesterday morning. that was the scene after a two-alarm fire broke out about 3:00 in the morning in the resort's south lodge. no one was hurt and the cause is still unknown. we are tracking more snowfall as we head into next week, but for now we did wake up to chilly temperatures, already warming up into the 40s. right now looking over oakland, 49 degrees. it's still looking pretty clear out there, not a lot of clouds in sight. let's set you up for a very nice
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thursday. temperature trend right now as you head into the 12:00 hour, noon, 51 degrees. 2:00, 3:00 if you're heading out for an early afternoon dinner by then. 57 degrees. we should be topping out into the 60s near the livermore area as well. definitely enjoying an overall sunny day across the bay. your highs for today all the way from the north bay to the south bay, expecting to see the 60s. let's get a quick check of your traffic conditions. as we continue to see those sunny conditions, not expecting any rain which means it should make for a pretty smooth commute, not just for the north bay but also the south bay. roads looking nice and clear. not seeing a lot of backups, green usually means a pretty smooth flow of traffic. mass transit about 5 trains, no delays reported. south bay drive times, northbound 101 to highway 87, 13 minutes. northbound 87, highway 101, 11
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minutes. let's get a quick check of how it looks out there on the bridges. we're starting to see a little more backup. but still no metering lights. not seeing the heavy traffic early this morning. sam and kira. >> you can count the cars. vianey, thank you very much. health concerns in an east bay city. an alarming study that shows children have a dangerous amounts of lead inner that blood. we have the reason the brother of jonbenet ramsay filed a lawsuit 20 years after his sister's murder. (vianey ad libs)
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we are warming up on this thursday morning. already starting to see the 40s and 50s. today's high, a quick look at what you can expect, 60s for the north bay. the warmest at about 65 degrees. overnight lows falling into the 40s and 30s. quick check of the roads out there. north bay drive times, southbound 101 to the 580, eight minutes southbound 101 to the golden gate bridge. sam, kira? >> vianey, thank you very much. the brother of jonbenet ramsay has filed a massive lawsuit against cbs. >> it's been 20 years since her death. burke ramsay has filed the lawsuit for defamation.
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nbc's joe fryer reports. >> reporter: this week marks 20 years since the death of jonbenet ramsay, a case that remains unsolved. the anniversary prompted a number of tv special that have aired over the last few months. one of those shows is the subject of a multimillion dollar lawsuit filed by john benny's brother burke. he's suing cbs regarding the show "the case of jonbenet ramsay. they theorize burke may have struck his sister with a flashlight. he says that accusation is based on lives and half truths and the program ruined his reputation. he's now seeking $750 million in damages. cbs has not returned our call seeking kmpt. earlier this year they told us they stand by the broadcast and would do so in court. after two decades, this case continues to draw headlines and remains unsolved. just this month, investigators
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in boulder, colorado, say they'll be conducting more dna testing on the evidence using new technology. sam and kira. >> joe fryer is going to bring us much more coverage on that burke ramsay lawsuit coming up on the "today" show right after "today in the bay." a story now you can file in the what were you thinking department here. some very tense moments at a drive-through in florida. watch this. police say the driver of that silver nissan following a woman into the mcdonald's drive-through. you see her getting out of her car after an altercation on the road. that's when police say the woman got out of the car, opened the other driver's door and slapped her across the face. she goes back to her car and ultimately leaves the area. the worst part about all this is two kids were in the car at the time of that incident. now to a story you will only see right here on nbc bay area. a man once called the crack king in oakland is officially a free man. that's because president obama
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granted darryl reed, along with 110 other people clemency back in september. he's been living under what is called home confinement until now. in his first bay area interview since being in prison for about 30 years, reed tells us he plans to dedicate his life to help others avoid going down the wrong path. he's thankful for the president's decision to grant him clemency. >> i don't care what the district attorneys try to tell to the public, don't nobody deserve to do 30 to 40 years for selling no drugs. >> former prosecutors say the president's decision to cut the sentence short was like commuting al capone's sentence. we are learning right now that some children in oakland are being exposed to dangerous levels of lead. a new reuters report says they found almost 8% of the kids they tested from the fruitvale neighborhood had elevated levels of lead in their blood. the percentage is almost three times the national average.
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in children, high lead levels can stunt development and reduce iq. the study says it's coming from paint, plumbing and industrial waste. the closure of a bay area restaurant chain has employees scrambling to find work. workers at all 15 pasta pomodoro restaurants are without a job. workers say they were told of the sudden closure without warning through a text message the day after christmas. >> it's hard being a college student if you're not notified you're going to lose your job, there wasn't enough time for any of us to find another job. the closure has been a big shock to long-time customers. some say they saw constant crowds in the restaurant and thousan thought the business was doing well. we tried contacting the owners but have not received a call back. 234 business and tech news, scott mcgrew is back. it appears apple dominated the holidays. according to the research firm
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flurry, 44% activated during the holidays were apple devices. the second was samsung. despite that massive smart phone recall earlier this year. you may want to cover your chilled's eyes and ears. netflix is once again helping parents fool kids on new year's eve. the streaming video giant launched a whole new set of countdowns so parents can let their parents ring in the new year earlier than the actual new year. the countdowns are available right now on netflix and they can be used whenever you want. >> or you can watch it live in australia, right? >> that's a very good point. >> i've just had a baby. i'm looking ahead to how to do all this. >> i'm not sure he'll understand the concept. >> not yet. i did get him a baby tuxedo. >> my dog got a babe bip tuxedo.
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i have a puppy. >> ysam has two pomeranians. >> not my pick. >> you love them, though. >> today's temperatures will be perfect to take out your pomeranian or your beagle-dachshund mix like mine. if you've already been down stairs to take them out for the early morning hour, you may have noticed a little chilly out there. the south bay 38 degrees. still feeling like the 30s. we will be enjoying a lot of sunshine. however, we are tracking the possibility of seeing rain as we head into the weekend. let's get a quick check of that. the storm is expected to move in on friday night. more than likely it is so cal. if you have any plans to head down to so cal for new year's eve, if you have family down there, i know i do, they're giving a good chance of seeing rain in that area. however, right now the models are showing conflicting rain
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totals and conflicting timing. but it looks like it may miss us. however, here in the bay area, we're seeing the possibility of a second low pressure system expected to make its arrival on monday. that will bring a better chance of rain for the new year, 2017, can you believe it? i'm still worried where 2016 went. as the rain moves in, a good chance of decent rainfall. not a heavy storm. although we are tracking that storm system, showing conflicting reports right now as far as rain totals and the timing. let's get a quick check of that traffic. chp now reporting possible lanes blocked near the southbound in san jose along 101 which means they are going to start seeing backup especially at this hour. i know a lot more people are heading out on the round. a minor crash southbound 101 in san jose. it looks like everywhere else, the typical early morning commute, but very light. northbound 101 to highway 87, 13
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minutes. still not seeing a lot of backup near that crash site. northbound 87 to 101, about 11 minutes. northbound 17 to 101, also nice. your mass transit, 55 trains. no delays as of now. looking like we're off to a great thursday morning with your weather and traffic. right now looking pretty busy out here, palo alto along 101 southbound and northbound. the early morning commuters are up and at it. it is 6:53, coming up an overnight fire near the castro -- a fight, rather. pardon me, takes a violent turn. we have the details we're learning about the suspect accused of stabbing his own roommate. >> but first, happening right now, 2016 worst year ever, that's the number one search for people in california. folks here focusing on the brock turner sexual assault case.
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read what the rest of the country searched for. >> trending on our fis book page. a family says their 8-year-old was kicked out of the cub scouts because he's transgender. back with more news in just two minutes. before you head out the door -
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it's 6:57. before you head out the door, here are the top stories on nbc bay area. >> new this morning, a stabbing at the edge of the castro. investigators appear to have wrapped up their investigation. police say the two male roommates got into a fight in their apartment which eventually led up to that stapping. it happened about 3:00 in the morning. police say they finally found the suspect walking around about a block away, actually hiding underneath a car and they took him into custody. they say he was still holding the knife at the time. both of the men involved have been taken to the hospital. police say their injuries are not life-threatening. video of the apparent crash at the ceremony ford dealership in colma. a driver crashed into a pole, knocking it over hitting several parksd cars. in this video police are seen giving a man a breathalyzer test. he was treat bid paramedics, handcuffed and put in a police
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car. a heartbreaking story out of hayward. the two brothers accused of killing a man, a father of four, inside an east bay target store on christmas eve, are expected to face a judge today. this comes one day after an emotional outburst by the victim's widow in court yesterday. witnesses say tyrone griffin, that man, just asked the suspect, jesse and frankie archuleta to turn down what he considered to be inappropriate music when he was shopping with his son in the toy section of the store. the three men started arguing. police say that's when jesse archuleta pulled out a knife and stabbed griffin. new this morning, police are looking through surveillance video trying to figure out who opened fire outside an east bay ho tell. emeryville officers say they heard gunshots last night around 11:00 and were told by callers to respond to the hyatt place oh hell on bay street. when officers arrived, they couldn't find shooters or victims. they found shell casings and shattered glass in the parking lot. vianey arana has been getting her work in the last
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couple days. today filling in for both mike inouye and kari hall. a lot lighter on the roads today. >> commuters have been good today, taking their time, heading out early. here is a quick look over the next seven days in san francisco, we are tracking some warmer temps out there. friday topping out also in the 50s. today we should be seeing a high of 58 degrees. as we head into sunday night, we are tracking the storm system that is expected to bring breezy conditions into your monday and tuesday. however, we are still pretty far out. as far as how strong it is and how long it will stick around, we'll keep a close eye on that. right now, as we head out to the roads, not seeing a lot of backup. still seeing holiday light traffic. northbound 101 to highway 87, 20 minutes. northbound 87 to highway 101, about a ten-minute drive. >> you make it sound so pleasant. >> sounds like a good day to get out and enjoy the weather. luckily the roads are open and
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free. that's what's happening "today in the bay." we are back at 7:25 with live local news update. join us for nbc bay area news at 11:00. we'll see you then. good morning. breaking overnight -- double the heartbreak. legendary actress debbie reynolds dies just one day after daughter carrie fisher. her son saying the stress of that loss was too much for the 84-year-old telling him, "i want to be with carrie." this morning as tributes pour in from around the globe we'll look back at the career of one of hollywood's biggest stars. massive mess. powerful winter storm set to impact 20 million people from the great lakes to new england. up to two feet of snow expected in some areas. ice and freezing rain in others. al says it is all adding up to a dangerous commute this morning. playing nice. president-elect trump talks to president obama just hours after accusing him of disrupting a smooth white house transition. >>


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