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. we )re following breaking newsn the peninsula. a mystery unfolding in an upscale right now at 11:00 we're following breaking news on the peninsula. a mystery unfolding in an upscale scene tape around a hom where a woman was found d suspe. nbc bay area is on the scene. ian, what do we know? >> reporter: this is right across the street from the menlo
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school as well. investigators on scene as though many neighbors have been walking up to us all night asking what happened in this quiet neighborhood. the police department got the call around 5:30 this evening. when they got here a woman was found dead inside of the home. they say a suspect was immediately taken into custody and crime lab investigators are preserving the scene. members of the d.a.'s office are also here. police are not telling us the name of the woman who died but say there's no safety threat to. neighbors say it comes as a complete shock and nothing ever happens here. back out here live, investigators continue to look through this entire area, preserving this scene. they expect to be out here for a few mohr hours tonight. we're live in menlo park, ian cole. >> a new warning about a hidden
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danger at the pumps. investigators say the crooks who are hitting up gas stations in almeda county is getting more sophisticated. we're live there with details. cheryl? >> reporter: police are saying they're seeing a lot o more of these cases. what's different is how the thieves are gaining access to your credit card numbers and they say the skimmers could be connected to organized crime. >> it's not your average criminal that's employing this type of device. >> a device that looks like this. hayward police detective matt mcmahon said they found this one here and others hidden at pumps in ol parts of almeda county. >> a electronic device that's placed inside the gas pump panel. a thief will remotely be able to access credit card information from the device.
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>> they're doing that through bluetooth. thieves are getting inside the pumps by picking the lock or prying open the door. >> the person would have to access the device again physically to be able to get the information out of it. or recover the device. >> if you don't see a security seal on the front of the panel, the pump could have been compromised. that's something police want consumers to pay close attention to. >> gas stations, i carry cash. i'm definitely more aware of it. >> i was using the credit card hoping that would help as opposed to putting in a pin number. >> reporter: police are saying that can help because the thieves won't have access to your checking account number. an victim -- take that credit card or debit card inside and have the clerk swipe it there as opposed to swing it at the pump. nbc bay area news.
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>> not as convenient but it works. thanks, cheryl. san francisco firefighters are mourning the death of one of their own. 34-year-old steven picatti was killed in a car crash tonight. firefighters, law enforcement and loved ones gather to say goodbye. the crash happened this morning on his way to work. police say he tried to pass a garbage truck in a rural santa rosa and was hit by an oncoming suv. he was assigned to district 14 and was recently on the front lines of the butte county fire. >> plags at the capitol to are being flown at half-staff following the death of bill newsom third base who died this morning. he was a well known retired justice and a prominent figure in local politics. he was by his son's side during
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his swearing in in twoir. jerry brown said he was a long time friend, a champion of the environment and someone i appointed to the superior court and court of appeals. he was 84. >> $2 billion to build and it's still closed. tonight we're learning that the transbay terminal in san francisco is expected to remain closed for several more months. so what's the delay and is it still a public risk? gene el jot is in san francisco with the latest. jean? >> reporter: officials arele tot the closure of this transit center. you might remr cracks alabama that holds the bridge up over this part of fremont street. officials say getting the steel to replace that beam is expected to take months. >> it's much better because it
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covers your head. you don't have to worry about the rain hitting you. >> customers are missing the new sales force transbay term signal. >> it's like 15 minutes extras round trip just for me to walk to work. >> the transit center is closed. >> the transit center closed september 25th after workers found cracks in a steel beam stretching across fremont street. three months later, barricades still surround the crews have reinstalled clipper card key of course. >> i'm waiting. i come to san francisco every day. so i'm waiting. >> reporter: officials say commuters may be waiting four to six months longer. crews have to create the fix, let engineers review it, order the steel and bend it. it was reported in november the steel was not faulty. it was squared-all holes in the
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beam that caused the cracking, leaving thousands of commuters out in the cold longer than expected. >> i was hoping by the start of the new year. >> reporter: the temporary support structures here will remain in place until the building is fixed. the support structures are taking up valuable langs of traffic. reporting live in san francisco, nbc bay area news. >> the eiffel tower in paris going dark tonight as the mourning continues in france following yesterday's attack at the christmas market in strasbourg. fra two people were killed and a dozen injured when a gunman opened fire at the famous christmas market. authorities say the suspect has been in trouble with the law since the age of 10. a shrine is growing for the victims at the sites of that mass shooting.
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>> president trump's former personal attorney will spend the next three years in prison after he helped pay off two women who claimed they had affairs with mr. trump. before being sentenced michael cohen told the judge he was pliepded by loyalty to the president. he hoped he would get credit for cooperating. burr the judge said he create add smorg as borg of offenses. david pecker's company would the checks and admitted it paid the mistress to suppress the woman's story to keep it from influencing the 2006 election. >> the weight of evidence ns starting to build. it's not just mr. cohen. also the company. >> tpayment was illegal because
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law bars it. a major announcement from nancy pelosi. she said she'll only soerve four years if elected as -- serve for years if elected. the 78-year-old congresswoman seems her campaign for speaker. no other democrats are running. >> an unsettling and downright crazy story in sa knowna county. a nan secretly recording hotel . they say he was seen on his hands and knees looking under guests doors. police say he'd been registered as a guest himself for more than a week. >> looks like he was moving around rooms to get a better view of people he wanted to watch. he admitted he was into
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voyeurism. >> they found sophisticated video and recording equipment in his room. investigators think there could be more victims. no word if they have apologized but the manager of a san francisco restaurant vandalized during the santa con bar crawl says he won't press charges if he gets an apology. two women were on video trashing the place. they turned thomas in after seeing it on news. they bailed out of jail today. >> a stunning discovery at an east bay restaurant. a man t >> you ho you got on there? i was sleeping on top of the roof. >> the lucky break that saved his life. also -- >> monday looks like it's going to be giants. >> we're watching and waiting what's happening along the
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coast. >> i'm chief meteorologist jeff ra hery, we have rain in the pacific. we're tracking two chances over the next five days. details on that coming up. loren.
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he spent two harrowing days stuck in vent... police say he was try . a close call for a man who spent two harrowing days in a vent, that one. police say he was trying to break into a business and almost ended up dead as a result. nbc bay area reporter has the story. >> reporter: this is the back door of the restaurant where firefighters say they were communicating with the man who was sthuk in the vent. they came over to this side of pull him out.nd went up to the for three years he's owned and worked at this business. this morning igor campos saved a
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man's life. he heard a strange faint noise coming from the walls. >> he was more like huuu, huuu. no one was saying help or anything like that. i didn't pay too much attention to it. >> the o noise continued. so he followed the foids to the back door of this chinese restaurant. a man told him he was stuck in a grease trap. igor called 911. >> this is a picture of him covered in grease and crushed inside the vent when officials came to rescue him. >> we can kwimpl that this person was not santa claus but likely a trespasser. we're looking at possible burglary. >> how you got on there? i was sleeping on top of the roof. i was like how you got on top of the roof? >> firefighters pulled the nan out.
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>> it took about 30 minute action. >> pair deadics took him to the hospital to be cleaned up. >> another day without water we could have been looking at a fatality here. >> they think he may have been trying to steal copper wiring and other recyclables. nbc bay area news. >> thank you. take a look. a hit and run near union square and the driver may not know she killed anyone. investigators released this video showing the moments after the hit and run in knob hill. you see that woman? she got out of her car, took a look around and gets back in the car and drives away. it happened along bush and levins worth street. the victim was a 58-year-old woman. >> this year's wildfire season is not only the deadliest and
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most destructive, it's now among the costliest. 9 million dollars claims have been turned in. the costs are expected to climb even higher as more people return home and see the damage. the claims last year from the north bay and thomas fire reached 11.8 million. >> tonight we remember mayer ed lee, mild mannered and ego free. one year ago today he died suddenly of a heart attack while in office. today the sounds inside city hall was anything but somber. that's what he would have wanted. >> it's beautiful thing we could be here no remember him today. it was a place he poured so much blood and sweat and tears into for so many years. >> two lovely daughters there.
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ahelso held in china town. he began his career as a young lawyer and made it his mention to find housing for displaced seniors. >> a setback to the california text tax. a new ruling will help. state regulators say the texts are services like an e-mail. supporters say they have hope the tax would help fund phone services for low income families. the holidays are a time for giving. one local food bank say donations from lacking. the almeda food bank says it's december. mos of their annual fund raising goals during the holidays but not this year. they need to raise $3 million by the end of the month to be able
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to serve 20% of the county'ses residents in need. >> a child can learn in school. a senior can stay independent. means a family can focus on securing a better future. >> many food banks have seen a dplien donations and they all say they need help. >> mavericks might be getting the green light on monday. that means fans are already flocking to half moon bay. in case you diplomatic know, mavericks is like the super bowl for big wave surfing. conditions need to be just right for the contest to take off. weather models apparently sh >> monday looks like it's going to be giant. when it gets as big ags it's going to be on monday, it's as hard to surf as it ever will be. >> you're looking at 60-foot faces. one of the biggest remember. >> that's big.
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it's going to be the first time the contest can happen in three years. it's the first time women will have their own bracket. how about that? >> 60 feet? >> we should confirm the weather models with. >> every year it's a nail biter. you watch and wait. an interesting event that's dependent on the weather. >> it looks like that could materialize. the waves will be nasive because of the way the ocean floor is situated. it helps to really amplify the activity. we'll give you a look in case you're interested. sunday at 2:30 we're going to get. the colors are the wave heights. you can see green to red will be argt to possibly 17-foot waves on sunday. then monday, ok, you're in the purple to red. there's 17 to 20-plus waves for
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the entire coast but at pillar point, it could be 40. a word of caution. any novice swimmer, beginner, you should definitely be staying out of the water. definitely is going to be extremely dangerous for you. stay back, watch the competition and have some fun that way. we'll cover this, of course, as it continues to get closer. it's been all about the fog the past couple of mornings. we don't see that much in the way of thick fog tomorrow. trivalley will start at 39. south way at 44. patchy fog in the east bay. san francisco comes in at 46. my coolest temperature in the bay at 38. the best advice i can give you. if you want sunshine, tomorrow is your day. plan some time to be outside and take everything in. numbers will be warming up a couple of degrees. east san jose at 66. back to cupertino, 62.
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loss gatos, 6 0. half moon bay, weaves will start to become higher here tomorrow. so be careful at the beaches. 63 in redwood city. san francisco, we'll get in on the 60s at the mission. across ma run, nap aip and knowna counties, 65. we skill this changes on friday. cloud cover increases for the morning. possibly a spotty shower. bestla of rainfall on friday afternoon in the north bay. as it tries to have move south it's going to break up and have a hard time bringing rain to san jose. if you're in the south bay peninsula or east ave a better rain sunday into monday. we could have a quarter to a half inch and we're drying out tuesday and wednesday. jacket weather stays in place across the inland valleys as well.
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heading to the sierra, the sunday-monday storm could bring us another foot of snow. snow levels at four to 5,000 feel. a lot happening in december. >> can you paddle out with did surfers? >> yeah. >> a ceremonial thing. >> the waves will be purple and fuchsia. we hardly ever see those colors on that map. >> i'm not going to try 60 feet. no way. . >> the answer is no. >> maybe. >> all right. >> up next, could a year? for $100,000. that's a big-time offer. >> hatching now, kotex tampons are being recalled. some customers complained about irritation. the fda looked into it and found them to be defective.
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visit our website at for more information. emergency. we )ll take you inside the new response center in the east bay... to keep our waterways safe! plus: a north bay man hits a snag while trying to get a refund. our consumer team helps him patch things up. join us tomorrow from 4:30 to 7. good mocurry says he wasn )t se
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when he suggested astronauts never landed on the moon. in fact, curry says he will gladly accept nasa )s invitation to tour johnson space center, in houston. he also says he was surprised that people took a "joke", and made curry says he'll gladly accept nasa's invitation. he said he was surprised people took a joke and made it into >> no way you can do this, can you? ditch your smart phone for a year for a hundred thousand bucks. the company vitamin water is making that offer. the coca-cola-owned company
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hasn't given us many details on how it plans to hon for you if you're one of the participants. they did say a lie detector test would be involved. you can register. they'll choose one lucky participant. if the person makes it the full 365 smart free, meaning phone free, he or she will get a hundred grand. >> you have to use your photo to get on instagram or twitter. >> i didn't even think of that. we'll tell you what seth curry and the warriors didn't do tonight. a drink with friends can turn into two, and a prescription can be stronger than you thought. stop! there are a lot of ways to get a dui. and a lot of ways to go-- text a friend, call a cab, share a ride. whatever you choose to do, go safely, california.
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a drink with friends can turn into two, and a prescription can be stronger than you thought. stop! there are a lot of ways to get a dui. and a lot of ways to go-- text a friend, call a cab, share a ride. whatever you choose to do, go safely, california. . not only did they lose -- but draymond gre well, this was not a good look for the warriors. not only did they lose tonight but draymond green's mom very upset. >> when the bottom is upset, that's not good. she blasted warriors fans for leaving the game early and the . she did this on twitter a short while ago. i agree. i can't walk out early. steph curry hosting the raptors. nice pass draymond to k.d. fourth quarter most of fans in the lower level bailed out, left
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their seats. the raptors blow out the warriors 113-93. twroopt the best record in the nba has won both games against the warriors. >> you're looking live at the coliseum. this comes after the city of oakland filed suit against the raiders yesterday over the team's impending move to las vegas. the city wants to be paid hundreds of millions of dollars in losses stemming from the coliseum renovation back in t we're back in a moment. i am a family man. i am a techie dad. i believe the best technology should feel effortless. like magic. at comcast, it's my job to develop, apps and tools
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that simplify your experience. my name is mike, i'm in product development at comcast. we're working to make things simple, easy and awesome. ♪ ♪ connecting people... ...uniting the world. ♪♪
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. raiders ok. you ready for some soul food? raiders star marshon lynch is ready to open his new business. he's opening a new restaurant called rob bin named after his friend who was shot and killed. limplg has a fwrepdly warning to anyone who visits. >> you got ox tail, you don't
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know what the hell you missing. >> he's encouraging people to stay off their cell phones while eating at the restaurant. there are plenty of signs that say this is a no phone zone signs throughout the restaurant. if you use your phone, he'll kick you out or just take your phone. >> he had some cornbread in his hoody pocket. thanks for joining us. good night. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonigh tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- natalie portman, dennis miller,


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