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finding my van and my dogs. >> the van's owner who transport across the country for a living pulled a nearly 24-hour shift when she stopped to get a few hours sleep at a fremont hotel. >> and i found that hotel and it looked like a decent neighborhood and i stopped there and i guess -- i guess i'll never do that again, right. >> julie bingham left the van locked and running with the a.c. on but when she woke up a few hours later the van and the dogs were gone. police located it hours later at about 11:00 this morning in east oakland. >> we suspect that one of the subjects that we have detained was going around oakland trying to sell the dogs. >> reporter: it is unclear which dogs and how many are still missing. but animal shelter officials told us this american bulldog pup named sableas just bought h for christmas is devastated. >> i'm hoping that whoever out there has her and i'm just
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hoping they would do the right thing and please bring her to the oakland police. >> reporter: the owner said she already has a lot of christmas gifts waiting for her under the christmas tree and her oregon family is completely devastated. now right now we could tell you that a man has been arrested. we've also learned that the driver of the van, the transporter, may face charges herself of animal cruelty and neglect. i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. a cal football star arrested after a bizarre confrontation with a berkeley police officer. police say 19-year-old joseph oganbanju was around university drive at 1:00 on sunday morning and then the sophomore linebacker opened the driver's side door of the patrol car where the officer was sitting and the 19-year-old was able to get inside of the squad car
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before being restrained and handcuffed by the officer. he had been serving a suspension from the team since late october for an unknown reason. back on capitol hill and back on national tv. today democrats and republicans spent hours presenting evidence on whether or not to impeach president trump. an actual vote could happen later this week. nbc's alice barr joins us this evening in washington, d.c. with the details of today's hearings and what it means moving forward. >> reporter: that is right, raj. today we heard some of the most heated exchanges in what is likely to be the last public impeachment hearing in the house. president trump chose not to participate today but he is sounding off on the release of a separate report today. after more than two months of of investigations, it is time for closing arguments. a summing up of evidence in the impeachment inquiry, interrupted by plenty of political arguments. >> four hours you're going to
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overturn the results of an election with unelected people. >> the gentleman will suspend. >> reporter: cutting through the rancor, attorneys for both sides laid out the case for and against impeaching president trump. >> to coerce a foreign country to help him cheat to win an election is a clear and present danger -- >> there is simply no clear evidence that president trump acted with malicious intent. >> reporter: democrats allege the president abused his office by urging ukraine to announce investigations of his political rivals, withheld military aid to try to force what he wanted and blocked congress from investigating. >> donald j trump, the president of the united states, has put himself before his country. >> reporter: republicans pointing out no one testified about a direct order from president trump calling the impeachment process a partisan sham. >> they can't get over the fact that donald trump is president of the united states. >> reporter: president tru general new findings that the justice department inspector
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undercut his claims he was spied on by the fbi while running for president and the russia investigation was a witch hunt. the report did find the fbi made some serious mistakes and document errors and relying on an unverified anti-trump dossier, the president is claiming vindication. >> it is a disgrace what happened. >> reporter: but the inspector general found no evidence of political bias and said the fbi was justified in starting the probe. attorney general william barr spoke out against the findings and several months back he appointed an attorney to conduct a separate review and that investigation is still on going. back to you. back here at home, a stinky situation. people in the west portal district spent the day cleaning up from a toxic flood. sewage with storm water shot out of man holes during the weekend storms. homeowners say the geysers of sewage got up to 7 feet high.
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steven wood walked through his home and showed us where filthy water and debris bubbled up out of of showers and toilets and lived there for ten years and said this is the third time this happened. >> when the big storms come the drain can't handle it. >> he will have to pull up his floors and clean down to the studs you because of the threat of mold. the public utility commission is in charge of the storm water system and at 6:00 we look at how the city plans to finally address this problem. the rain has gone but the clouds are still around. this is live look from our sfo cam. there were delay this is morning because of the fog. but that is all cleared up for now. let's bring in jeff ranieri after an active weekend and what is coming next, jeff? >> and you'll see those rainfall totals we picked up in san francisco, that did lead to some of the isolated flooding. we had from one to two and a half inches in san francisco and much of that happening on saturday. oakland with nearly an inch and a half. concord over an inch.
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redwood city over an inch and san jose not nearly as much. we had a rain shadow there with half an inch. a look at storm ranger on mobile doppler radar and we've cleared out from the north bay down to the south bay. but then the next thing to point your attention to through tomorrow morning is the possibility of patchy dense fog that could reform. we're not seeing visibility problems but by tomorrow morning that could begin to deteriorate. we'll talk about the fog and the chance of more showers returning and i'll have details on that in about 15 minutes. >> thanks, jeff. repair cruise in the south bay are using this break in the rain to make repair and cleaning out problem spots arrives. damian trujillo is in willow glen with more on that. >> reporter: willow glen is known for big leaves and some of them here and when they get too close to the curb, they could
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lead into the storm drain and cause huge headaches for the homeowners. this is what danielle rodriguez's crew is finding across town. storm drains filled with mud, sediment and trash. all of the drains in this san jose intersection look the same, meaning lots of localized flooding over the weekend. so the crews were a welcome sight today. >> it is helpful. thank you. thank you to them for doing that. because we don't want to flood our yard. >> reporter: in palo alto, crews with valley water waded into the adobe cream and the team is making its rounds across the west valley making sure the water ways are free from obstruction and debris that could cause flooding. both city and valley water workers spent all summer long doing prep work and they say it all helped when there were to major emergencies over the last couple of weeks.
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>> it is essential we do this preparation ahead of time and we meet our colleagues in department of public works and valley water to have a plan in place to address storm-related concerns. >> reporter: the city said homeowners could help by raking leaves in front of their homes and placing the pile one foot from the curb. >> a foot from the curb is important otherwise the leaves clog the storm drain and it could back up and flood the street. >> reporter: the city line is operational 24 hours a day if you find flooding call that hotline and find the number on our website at live in san jose willow glen neighborhood, i'm damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. well he thought he was holding a gun. it turned out to be an umbrella. investigators are releasing new details this evening about an officer who opened fire in santa rosa. here is what happened. on saturday several people called police to report a man aiming a firearm at cars and at people. and officers showed up and fire three rounds at joshua seggara
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and he was holding a umbrella and the officer has now been placed on administrative leave. investigation underway. the feds are looking into google after they fired four employees after speaking out at the tech giant. the national labor relations board started the investigation. that is an independent branch of the federal government responsible for u.s. labor laws. at issue is whether google violated labor laws when firing the four employees. in addition they'll see if the company discouraged the employees from engaging in union activity. google said they violated data security policies and this investigation will take roughly three months. california ongoing feud with the trump admintting the state e hits, the budget. the tax on companies which manages the medicare program. the white house won't give permission to levy that tack to
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put a $2 billion hole in the state budget forcing california to dip into the surplus which lawmakers are relukts ant to do. that surplus is now at $7 billion but it is intended to be a reserve for emergencies only. she can stay for another two years. a life-saving decision for a woman in the east bay who was threatened with deportation. isabel besso made headlines in september. we've been following her story for months when the trump administration threatened to revoke the medical deferment that keep her and other immigrants alive. she came to concord for a weekly enzyme treatment that she cannot get in guatemala. mark desonnia took up her cause and announced she's granted another two years here in the united states. now her family issued this statement. while we are temporarily relieved we look forward to working with our legislators on a long-term solution so that we are never placed in this again. there are some people that
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were screaming for help. >> a tourist from san francisco described the chaos following a deadly eruption in new zealand. he was on that island minutes before the eruption. and cutting down on the waste. the big change coming to well-known local coffee shops. and a few shower chances this week. we're tracking this. we'll get you ready to go for the weekend and the week ahead coming up in about 7 minutes.
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we have new developments from new zealand after this volcano erupted. you could see the footage here. five people are confirmed dead. eight people are missing. and feared dead. a man from the bay area was near the volcano just 20 minutes before it erupted. marianne favro joins us with the close calls and the effort to help survivors. >> reporter: michael shane is from san francisco and touring the island with his family and he can't get the images out of his mind and it haunts him that others were still trapped on the island. a blast of ash and scalding steam spewing into the sky. this is what michael shea captured on his phone from a boat that just left white island in new zealand. he and his family walked along the crater's edge minutes before it rerupted. >> it went fromming -- from notg
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on so it was instantaneous. >> it is traumatic. you think of the people that are still on the island and you're pretty helpless. >> reporter: his boat turned around to help rescue tourists. >> there were some people screaming for help and looking for reassurance. >> reporter: he said his family and others in the boat tore up shirts to make bandages for those with serious burns. five people are confirmed dead. but the body count will likely rise. eight people are missing. and 34 injured. including some hospitalized in critical condition. >> it was hard to stop crying long enough to take the photo and then you take the photo and think about it and start crying again. >> reporter: well michael said one unusual thing did happen right before the volcano erupted. he said bees started to swarm around them and tour operators told them that was extremely rare. a volcano monitoring site put at letter level at two out of five. but said it did not pose a
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direct hazard to visitors. because of the dangers today no rescue crews were return to the island to search for victims. marian favr nbc bay area news. >> that video is unbelievable to see. thank you so much. well ready to repay victims. but will gavin newsom sign off on it. pg&e has worked out a deal to repay fire victims dating back to 2015. the utility has agreed to pay more than $13 billion to resolve wildfire claims. a trust would be established to pay victims from 2015, 17 and 18 and the ghost ship warehouse fire in oakland. the governor could kill the deal if he doesn't like the terms and is expected to decide by friday. it brought more than rain. that bomb cyclone from a couple of weeks ago. it brought big waves and created the biggest wave ever recorded off the california coast. 75 feet tall and 20 miles off shore near the oregon border. waves that big are are common in
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the ocean but not within 20 miles from shore. scientists say waves in that area are just about ten feet tall. get ready to bring your own mug when you go to blue bottle. the coffee company founded in oakland plans to go zero waste within a year. blue bottle plans to do away with single-use cups that means you have a few options. you bring your own mug, drink your coffee inside of the shop, or put down a deposit for a reusable cup to exchange for a clean one on your next visit. blue bottle will do a slow rollout early next year at two unnamed bay area locations one in san francisco and the other in the east bay. empowering women overseas. mish obama is in vietnam as part of her girls opportunity alliance program. jenna bush hager talked to hert' education. >> the truth is that working on girls' education is what i want to do for the rest of my life.
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until we fix this issue. >> mrs. obama and hager met with school-age girls. watch more of the interview tomorrow morning on the "today" show. eddie murphy is back and hasn't had a hit movie in more than a decade but today he's a golden globe nominee thanks to netflix. murphy is nominated for dolemite is my name based on a filmmaker and produced by los gatos based netflix. they have others up for best film. the golden globes sunday january 5th right here on and it is golden globes and then oscars. >> it is an award season. >> it is the warm-up. >> coming up. >> great show. >> let's get a check of the forecast. we have a break right now. we had heavy duty rain over the weekend but we got a break.
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>> was on my roof cleaning the gutters as the rain was coming down. >> that is not good. >> you have to do that on the drier days. >> i was thinking about you. >> we do have more showers back in the forecast. into the microclimate weather this afternoon. and i do want to start off with a look at how we are doing so far for the rainfall season and we definitely have made headway despite some on and off flooding with the past couple of storms. the great news is we have finally started to see things go into the surplus category for santa rosa. so far in december, 9.72 inches. even though the rainfall season started on october 1st, we didn't pick up any rain in october or november. so all of the totals right here, that is your december rainfall we've had so far. surplus. ome deficits for the rest of the bay area but we have a present of chances to make up and even more showers through the week.
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to storm ranger our mobile doppler radar, the only one in the bay area and dry from the north bay down to the south bay but again the chance of showers here. we'll talk about coming that coming up. i want to be on the lookouter for patchy areas of dense fog. we are used to this. stay on alert as you are out and about from 5:00 to 7:00 tomorrow morning. it will be cool to start here with 40s for the south bay peninsula and the tri-valley. at 49 in the east bay. san francisco 50. and the north bay at 47. let's get a better look at the fog. and you could see right here for the north bay, east bay, right over san francisco, we'll see the clouds for the morning hours. by the afternoon, more clouds moving in. so not the sunniest of the days tomorrow. so the cloud cover will help to keep temperatures down across the south bay. might need a light jacket in the afternoon. 59 in san jose. numbers similar no matter where you go across the bay area. 58 in pittsburg, 56 in hayward and the peninsula at 55 in san
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mateo and 54 in the mission and for the north bay, 56 in santa rosa and also 55 in sonoma. so we're dry through tomorrow. we have the clouds. but eventually once we hit tomorrow night, 11:30, we'll get spotty showers developing off to the north and that is the pattern we'll be stuck in the next couple of days. so keep the umbrella close. no big storm the way i see it now. chance of spotty showers on wednesday and also on thursday. looking ahead toward the upcoming weekend, it looks good here. mix of sun and also clouds in san francisco. inland valley 50s to 60s this week and eventually by the upcoming weekend looking pretty fantastic as we'll get you some nice weather to finish up any kind of holiday stuff that you haven't been able to get done. m gutters. this weekend and watching the >> i was looking window water overflowing. this is not good. >> and i thought jeff would be upset with me. >> should have done this a month
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ago. >> thanks, jeff. up next here at 5:00, early morning crackdown at a busy b.a.r.t. station. to catch those guys. we'll explain why. mike bloomberg's never been afraid of tough fights, the ones that make a true difference in people's lives. and mike's won them, which is important right this minute, because if he could beat america's biggest gun lobby, helping pass background check laws and defeat nra backed politicians across this country, beat big coal, helping shut down hundreds of polluting plants and beat big tobacco, helping pass laws to save the next generation from addiction. all against big odyou ct him. i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message.
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we're following breaking news in emeryville. a potentially hazardous situation at a biotech lab. our sky ranger above the scene above that lab on hollow street. here is what we know. people at the lab were conducting a experiment and something caught fire and it was quickly contained but firefighters evacuated the lab.
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hazmat crews are on-site. we'll keep you updated. and coming up on "nightly news," one police department goes high-tech to catch porch pirates during the holiday and take us for a ride to show us how well it is working. lester holt joins us in about a minute from now. finally a tree-lighting ceremony in silicon valley live pictures of mountain view city hall where things are about to get underway. there is live music and free food and a beautiful holiday tree. got word just in, santa is stopping by. >> in mountain view? >> yeah. >> we have to get there. >> and our own robert handa is emceeing tonight's event and we can't wait to see the tree lit up. >> that looks great. on castro street and santa is confirmed. >> i got a call from his crew minutes ago and i said you are good to go. >> for landing. >> we'll see you at 6:00. lester holt is up next. >> we'll be back at 6:00.
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hope to see you then. breaking news tonight. the deadly disaster still unfolding as we come on the air. a massive eruption on a popular new zealand tourist attraction. at least five people killed, americans among the injured and potentially among the missing. no signs of life on the island too dangerous for search and rescue the closing arguments in the impeachment showdown booth sides making final cases the fireworks in the room as house democrats draw closer to a vote. the highly anticipated watchdog report revealed what it found. the fbi investigation into russia was justified and not politically motivated but the fbi faulted for errors


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