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we noticed clarity that we didn't notice before. - it's still helping me. i still notice a difference. prevagen. healthier brain. better life. hello and dhachl for joining us. one thing we know for sure, derek chauvin will be sentenced today for the murder of george floyd. a jud hours denied chauvin's request for a new trial. today's sentencing hear is expected to begin within the next 30 minutes inside a
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minneapolis courtroom. floyd's death inspired international movements and gave rise to social reckoning around the united states. floyd's family hopes the trial will set a precedent. >> this morning the final chapter in a trial that has been watched around the world. a judge in minneapolis will sentence former police officer derek chauvin for the murder of george floyd. chauvin's defense team asking the judge for probation with time served. the prosecution wants 30 years in prison, the maximum sentence for the most serious is 40 years. for floyd's family, the sentencing marks the end of an emotional trial process. >> no sentence given is going to be truly justice for us. we can only just hope and pray that the maximum is given. >> reporter: before the judge hands down the sentence, he will hear several victim impact statements. chauvin will also have the opportunity to speak, but legal experts do not expect him to.
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he is still facing federal civil rights charges. impassioned protests erupted last summereling on floyd's neck for more than nine minutes. during the three-week trial the jury heard from 44 witnesses. >> that's the moment the life goes out of his body. >> reporter: in the end, they found chauvin guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. the verdict celebrated by many, also providing a measure of accountability for floyd's family. >> i feel good, man. i feel special. i feel like this is the day that we all been waiting for. >> reporter: chauvin is now in solitary confinement at the state's only maximum security prison on the eve of his sentencing one juror said the historic nature of their decision to convict is still
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sinking in. >> at the time you're not even considering it being a part of history. i'm just trying to do the best of my ability. afterwards it really was like a shock wave. >> what's the hope when the sentence comes down? >> we got the charges, we got the convictions. now let's get the appropriate sentence. >> that was craig melvin reporting. today's sentencing will be emotionally charged. >> right across the procession in the golden state, and the governor and the peace officers and training commission eliminated that as an appropriate use of force by police officers and ensuring that we don't use that moving forward. >> he also points out the city of oakland had not allowed that
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neck hold in more than ten years. that sentencing hearing again is expected to get underway within the next half hour. when it does, nbc news does plan to break into programming with the special report right here on this channel. now to our other top story. the partial collapse of a condominium building near miami beach. we have new video of that search and rescue mission underway. this morning we learned that crews don't know the whereabouts of 159 people. the number of those accounted for is 123. the number of confirmed deaths is now at four because rescuers recently pulled three bodies from the rubble. miami-dade county's mayor says crews are hopeful they will find survivors so they're not giving up. >> we will continue search and rescue because we still have hope that we will find people alive. that is exactly why we're continuing, and that is why we're using our dogs and our
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sonar and our cameras, everything possible to seek places where there may still be people. >> as that search and rescue mission continues, there are so many questions. perhaps the biggest, how did this happen? a new report reveals the building was slowly sinking for a decade. a full investigation could take months. but we're already learning more about the building and its history. engineers tell nbc's sam brock building collapses like this are extremely rare. >> reporter: this stunning look from above revealing a condo complex with an entire section gone. the portion of this map in red is what used to be standing at the champlain pile of degree. this what happened. >> there are two items here, concrete and steel. if the steel is exposed and
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loses its structural integrity, the concrete fails instantaneously. and that's how it fails. >> and do you think that's likely here? >> i would surmise more likely than not that's the way it went. >> reporter: civil engineers say any investigation will examine maintenance and erosion. the building began sinking years ago according to a recent report from florida international university. >> this particular building identified as a building that moved in the 1990s. >> reporter: shimmone says the building was sinking two millimeters a year, though it's unclear if that continued or contributed to thursday's collapse. the attorney for the condo association says any rush to judgment on what might've caused the collapse is unfair and premature. >> there was no warning that the building was subject to a threat to collapse. there has to be an engineering explanation that goes beyond what we ordinarily see in terms of wear and tear on a building.
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and we need those answers. >> here's what we know about this 12-story high-rise. it was built in 1981 and contained more than 130 residences. it has no unsafe structures, no work without permits or expired permits. the attorney for the condo association says champlain towers had just finished a 40-year certification inspection and was making fixes on the roof and also about to perform steel and concrete repairs. the catastrophic collapse surprising even seasoned engineers. >> a complete failure like this is extremely rare. there have been a few in the decades that i have been in practice. >> glenn bell says engineers will try to deduce the costs. >> the way that the pieces are broken can tell a lot to the trained eye about how the failure initiated where it might've initiated and how it progressed. >> that was sam brock reporting. for the latest information any time on the search for survivors
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and the investigation, head to right now it is the top story on our website. we're going to shift gears and shift home. look at walnut creek and look ahead to the weekend if you have plans saturday and sunday, it is going to be warm. so let's turn to nbc bay area meteorologist kari hall. kari, how dialed up is the heat going to be? >> well, it's going to dial up just a little bit. but it's all about the micro climates because not all of the bay area will feel that warmth. take a look at san francisco. it's still cloudy here in our marine layer still in full effect. but then as you head inland, it has already cleared out. and we're going to see that sunshine warming things up going into the weekend. so, right now in dublin we're at 69 degrees. we're headed toward the mid-80s here today and we'll rea those s we go toward 3:00 to 4:00 and then see it cooling off once again very quickly going into the evening. as we get a look at all of our
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micro climates we are anywhere from 63 degrees at half moon bay to 82 in napa and 97 in ukiah while san jose will reach into the upper 70s. so there will be wide-ranging temperatures across the bay area this weekend. and we'll talk about that warmth that's coming up a little bit later. chris. >> that june gloom in san francisco. thank you. we look forward to your forecast. here's one no doubt about it homerun for the bay area. oracle park is re-opening at 100 capacity tonight for the first game in the bay bridge series. we sent nbc bay area cierra johnson out there. what can we expect? >> reporter: yeah, good morning, chris. i've already had a chance to speak with fans and they're pretty excited about some of the big changes happening today. it's game one of that bay bridge series. and it also means the first game with full capacity. a big deal after a rollercoaster ride known as covid. well, tonight's game does start at 6:45. and when fans arrive according
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to the giants' website they don't have to show that proof of vaccination or any of those negative covid tests. fans are just able to come in with a ticket. and it is full capacity. what about those masks? face coverings are strongly recommended, particularly for fans who are not fully vaccinated when accessing those indoor spaces. another big change from the pandemic is the return of some of those north bay fans can once again attend the giants game by ferry. golden gate ferry relaunching its special event service to and from oracle for all of the remaining home games this season. if you're interested in that, the fare for this route is $15 each way. it's going to feel a little pre-pandemic. >> i think it's awesome. it's nice to be able to get back to some normalcy and get out and do things and leave the state. >> excited. it's a tradition that i always bring my daughters up, at least
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catch a couple games. me and her do opening game every year. it's our first time back. so we're excited, and the girls are excited, they're up in their room ready to go to the game tonight. we look forward to it. >> reporter: and i'm sure that's a sentiment shared by a lot of fans, especially now that it is full capacity. it's really going to feel like your typical baseball game. but it's not just baseball that has that return to full capacity down there in the south bay. those san jose earthquakes, they are returning to full capacity when they have their next home game against l.a. galaxy. a lot of changes as we enter the summer months and we step away from some of those covid restrictions. cierra johnson for "today in the bay." >> a giant step toward normalcy. thank you very much. a ball of flames ignites the early morning sky in san jose. a building significant to the city's history is no more.
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plus, millions of dollars diverted from oakland's police department. we'll lay out the money on the chopping block and explain why some believed a vote could threaten public safety.
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the city of san jose lost a historic landmark today. fire engulfed a warehouse that dates back to the 1800s. nbc bay area's kris sanchez shows us what little is left. >> reporter: that building doesn't look like much now, but in its day that warehouse was part of the forward progress of silicon valley. when firefighters arrived on scene of this blaze just before 4:00 friday morning, they had no idea that the building was san jose historic landmark number 67 and listed on the national register of historic places. a man living in an rv nearby says the fire burned fast. >> maybe like not even five, ten
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minutes later it just burst into flames. >> reporter: a fire captain told me that the cause is under investigation, but the woman who owns the mini flea market says the owner was having trouble with squatters. >> i'd call to try to evict him or get him off the property. no trespassing signs which he immediately takes down. >> starting in 1860 wade's warehouse was used to store hay and grain bound for san francisco and to store stagecoaches on wells fargo's monterey line. the wade family occupied the little house on the property next door from 1851 till the 1940s. it's a pity it's now gone. >> it's very sad because the building will probably have to come all the way down because of the dangers of the bricks falling.
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but everything has to have its time. >> reporter: the good new that's the warehouse was unoccupied so no one was hurt. the bad news is san jose lost a little piece of its history today. oakland leaders are following through on a controversial vote to cut millions of dollars from its police force and instead spend that money on violence prevention. nbc bay area's bob redell says opponents argue this decision is a mistake. they're pointing to a recent spike in gun violence. >> reporter: mayor libby shaft who voted against this $18 million cut to the police department says this move will destroy oakland's current public safety system at a time when they are losing so many to gun violence. last night oakland city council voted 6-2 to approve council president the budget amendments that take that $18 million that was proposed for the opd over the next two years and instead invest that money into the
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department of violence prevention, which will allow mental health professionals and fire officials to respond to nonviolent calls. it will also cut two proposed police academies, will freeze several vacant positions in opd's tactical unit and will get rid of a traffic squad. this vote comes as many activists nationwide are calling for police reform following the police murder of george floyd last year. supporters of this vote gathered in downtown oakland to celebrate what they are calling a victory. >> oakland went through a process to re-imagine safety. on this day, june 24th, we actually are doing something about it. we're putting our money where our mouth is. [ applause ] >> six mass shootings this year. 60 homicides already. it's very worrying what's going to happen with even less resources available to tackle that level of violent crime. >> reporter: mayor shaft released a written statement which reads in, part, unfortunately it also cuts 50
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police officers who respond to oaklander's 9-1-1 calls and enforce traffic safety. it also cuts much-needed future academies which will significantly reduce police staffing and delay response to oaklanders in their time of crisis. it'll force our officers to work even more overtime shifts which are expensive and unsafe for officers and residents alike. bob redell, nbc bay area news. hollywood is taking center stage funding governor newsom's recall battle. here are a few of the entertainment world top names. the chronicle found playing a role donating netflix ceo reed hastings as we reported before has now given $3 million. jj abrams and katie mcgrath have given about $65,000 as has steven spielberg. a highly anticipated and somewhat delayed report on ufos might be released by top
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intelligence and military officials. it was commissioned in the december covid-19 relief package. the report is expected to add more details on the sightings of unidentified flying objects in american skies. it was originally scheduled to be released at the beginning of the month. firefighters in big sur are working to slow a wildfire before temperatures start to heat up this weekend. the past few days mild weather has given them the ummer hand to help control the willow fire. it's now about 25% contained. so far it's burned nearly 3,000 acres. and that is something that is on our mind hopefully 365 days a year. kari, how's the fire danger this weekend? >> it's still going to be fairly high due to the dry vegetation. we are the week now before the fourth of july and there may be people still lighting those illegal fireworks. we cannot stress enough, do not light anything at this point. c
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even though we don't have the extreme heat, well, the vegetation is at record dry levels. and right now as we're starting out, it is all clear. things are nice and quiet. i want to keep it that way throughout the weekend. let's talk about our temperatures and where we're headed for today. first starting in the south bay with our cupertino high reaching 80 degrees. we will start to see some spots warming up like antioch reaching 88 degrees. compare that to 82 we'll have in walnut creek and some upper 60s in oakland today. near the coast we're keeping that humidity in the low clouds. that's going to keep those temperatures in the low 60s. you head over to san mateo, we're reaching 71 degrees today and 70 in the mission district as we see the sky clearing in san francisco today. mill valley will reach 72 degrees. santa rosa 79. and, yeah, that's not a typo, 96 degrees in ukiah today. much hotter for those interior valleys. but we are getting a nice serie
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later on tonight, we will be in the upper 50s, and then seeing those temperatures cool off with more clouds moving in. we've had a strong ocean breeze, but things are changing. and it's really going to ramp up the temperatures across much of the pacific northwest. we're going to be on the outer fringes in this. so we're not expecting it to be as hot as what they're going to see in spots like portland and seattle. let me show you what i'm talking about. these are tomorrow's high temperatures. take a look at portland. this could set an all-time record temperature for portland. it's not supposed to be that hot. and in seattle reaching 99 degrees. only twice have they hit 100 degrees so it's going to be very close. and portland compared to las vegas, 106 for vegas so it's even going to be hotter in portland than what we will see there because of that heat dome. we're going to be watching to see that intense heat, but it's still going to be warm.
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livermore goes from the upper 80s today to the low 90s. and then we'll start to see that ocean breeze picking up just a little bit more. that'll bring our temperatures back into the upper 80s. still kind of warm for this time of year, but we are not going to see record temperatures or really intense heat. as we go into the next several days we are expecting some very warm weather for our first full weekend of summer. and we will see more of that warm weather into early next week. san francisco's not going to see a significant warmup. the ocean breeze keeps those temperatures in check as well as that june gloom and that marine layer that we are seeing right now. breezy winds and highs in the upper 60s and low 70s. >> i guess you can have whatever you want this weekend. just got to drive a little bit. what'd you have for breakfast today? if it was chocolate you might actually be onto something. we'll explain why the sweet treat might actually be a good way to start off your day and how it could actually help you
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control your weight. stick around for that. first happening now the widow of john mcafee is blaming u.s. authorities for the death of her husband in a spanish prison. she says tax evasion charges against him were politically motivated. he was found dead this week in his jail cell this week as he awaited extradition to the u.s. something his widow said mcafee planned to appeal. his lawyer says he hanged himself, a claim his widow also disputes. we're back after this break. we're taking you along with us as we discover the best california has to offer, from food to lifestyle and everything in between, we're covering the entire state on "california live," weekdays at 11:30 a.m. on nbc bay area.
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what if you could push a button and less carbon would be put into the air. if there were a button that would help you use less energy, breathe cleaner air, and even take on climate change... would you press it?
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the fast and furious franchise going pedal to the metal this weekend. the latest sequel "f9" opens in theaters around the u.s. today. maybe this will rev you up. >> you always say never turn your back on family. but you turned your back on me. >> universal pictures, which like nbc is also owned by nbc universal, anticipates around $60 million in ticket sales over the weekend. if that turns out to be true, it will become the biggest haul of any film released during the pandemic. so far "a quiet place part 2" holds the record with about $50 million. chocolate for breakfast. starting your day off with the treat or even eating it before bed might not have the dire
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effects on weight gain you might suspect. researchers at brigham and women's hospital suggest adding chocolate to the diets of post menopausal women. high chocolate intake during the morning hours might actually help with fat burning and reduce blood glucose levels. i did not have chocolate for breakfast today. kari, did you? >> no, but i do like that special k with the chocolate flakes in it. that's pretty good. so i don't feel bad eating that now. [ laughter ] we're going to see some nice cool weather for the coastal areas. but it's going to heat up for the inland valleys. we're up to 94 degrees tomorrow. we'll be watching that as well as that fire danger throughout the weekend. kris? >> kari, thank you very much. have a great weekend. thank you for joining us. we are just moments away from an expected special report as we
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await derek chauvin's sentencing to begin. his defense is asking for chauvin to receive probation. we will bring it to you live during that special report. have a great weekend.
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this is an nbc news special report. here is lester holt. >> good day, we're coming on the air to bring you breaking news. former minneapolis police officer derek chauvin is about to be sentenced for the may 2020 murder of george floyd. floyd died while being restrained by chauvin that sparked nationwide and global protests. in april chauvin was convicted of second degree murder, third-degree murder, and seco


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