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cbs 5 reporter elissa harrin scene where the crash good evening. we begin with breaking news. a car slams into a funeral home and the police suspect drag racing. the crash disrupted a funeral in progress. >> and terrifying moments for a group of funeral attendees who barely dodged the car as it crashed into the building. >> five feet. the car came from us. >> reporter: while honoring a loved ones death a group of people barely escaped death when an out of control speeding driver crashed into the lobby during a funeral service. >> literally five seconds after i entered the side room we heard what we thought was a earthquake and saw the car come through the front of the building. >> reporter: the impact took down the front door and windows. the speed limit along this section is 40 miles per hour. the police say the driver was going well over that, possibly racing another car. >> during the course of the
speed contest there may have been unsafe lane change that led to the collision. >> reporter: one person in the lobby was hit and sprayed with broken glass. taken to the hospital. the two teenagers to a trauma center with serious injuries. once they recover they face charges for reckless driving. >> reporter: construction crews boarded up the building tonight but it was moved to another location. a horrible holiday tragedy in west san jose. three people died, including a child in a fire. broke out after 11:00 last night. inside a two-story townhouse in the 3,000 bridgeport court, a couple and their 4-year-old granddaughter were trapped on the upper floor. firefighters arrived in minutes. the entire building was engulfed in flames. san jose police officer tried to help the family but it was too late. >> somehow, got a big head start on us. burned hot, fast, consumed most
of the apartment even within a 3-minute response time for us. >> reporter: neighbors say the couple had lived in the complex for about 20 years. the family member, who was staying in a nearby apartment grabbed a nearly empty fire extinguisher but it it was useless against the flames. three people including a police officer was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. a developing story tonight regarding secretary of state hilary rodham clinton, she has been hospitalized with a blood clot. clinton has been recovering from the flu and a concussion. she had been planning return to work this week but the former first lady will be monitored at a new york hospital for the next 48 hours. tonight is looking bleak, despite looking through the week, the month is almost over and we are one day away from americans getting tax hikes from the fiscal cliff.
>> reporter: senators arrived at the capitol to continue last- minute negotiations hours before the nation is set to fall off of the cliff. after a day of intense talks, senate majority leader, reid, said there will not be a deal tonight. >> this is still distance between the two sides. negotiations continue. >> reporter: if republicans and democrats can not strike a deal before midnight on monday, taxes will go up for almost every american. automatic spending cuts will kick in and millions will lose unemployment benefits. >> i want everyone to know i want to get it done but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: republicans introduced but with drew the proposal. senators say there is movement as both sides try to compromise about which americans should start paying a higher tax rate. >> this is far too much at stake for political gamesmanship. >> in an unusual move, republicans called on the
nation's number 2 democrat, vice president joe biden to help with the negotiation. >> >> they say the biggest thing is taking care of the deficit. the way they are behaving the only priority is tax rates for wealthiest americans are protected. >> >> reporter: if the deal is not reached they want the senate to introduce legislation to keep the tax credit for $250,000 a year and keep unemployment benefits, back to you. >> it was not all gridlock in washington, though, both parties were able to agree to a one-year extension of the farm bill that expired in october. once it is passed the bill extends the threat of milk prices doubling next month. consumers were facing the prospect of paying $7 a gallon if the dairy program lapsed. >> reporter: you can keep tabs on the if fiscal cliff talk, 24/7 bilogging on to our web
site, cbssf.com. checking bay area headlines, the police still searching for the police who mugged a woman and killed her dog. the woman was looking for her cell phone in her car in the tender loin on friday when a man attempted to rob here. then grab her 12-year-old dog and hurled it into traffic. the police are checking for surveillance video. the area and offering a $1,000 reward for information. the police chief, for the past 20 years, leaves his post today. craig stekler spent four decades in law enforcement. he was criticize inside 2005 for ending police response to burglar alarms. steckler will stay on for special assistant to the interim chief for the next few months. 2012 has been a bad year for homicides in the major cities. two days to go oakland is at 130 for a year. 26% increase from 2011. sanfrancisco has 67 so far.
it is say one third increase from last year. san jose's 45 is low for a city of almost a million people but it is still 12.5% higher than 2011. well, a deadly tour bus crash in oregon. how the weather conditions contributed to it and complicated rescue efforts. i don't see why they need to do it now. sunday drivers be aware. the change impacting your change if you want to park in san francisco. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
crash of a commercial jetlir in russia. a camera inside a car on a moscow freeway s the moment of impact. dramatic video captures the crash of a commercial jetliner in russia. a camera inside of a car on a moscow freeway shows a moment of impact. debris goes ming across the road. the plane slammed into the ground short of the runway. five crewmembers were killed. there were no passengers on board. well, another deadly crash closer to home. a tour bus slid off of an icy interstate in oregon this morning killing nine people. it happened in the eastern part
of the state near the city of pendelton. the bus crashed through a guardrail and went down an embankment a few hundred feet. rescue workers used ropes to reach survivors. three people were killed when this home made plane crashed near san diego county. it went down inside of the sycamore canyon. it was headed from san diego to phoenix. the cause of the crash is under investigation. well, as we get prepared to say good-bye to 2012 we are bidding a fond farewell to a parking perk in san francisco. why drivers will need a pocket full of change even on sundays. >> beginning next sunday, the free ride or should i say free parking is over. >> i don't see why they need to do it now. they are giving you monday and friday and saturdayed and now sunday -- saturday now, and sunday, what are they dog next, 24 hours a day? >> reporter: possibly. carla sayss it is going to
effect -- says it is going to effect her church. >> it is the money. the city needs the money. not parking meter on sunday. >> reporter: it will net the city $2 million a year. >> i am a long time resident of the city of san francisco. i do not approve of what the board of supervisors have done. >> reporter: in a marina where parking is hike a competitive sport, the law is not getting support there, either. >> it hurts the small businessman for one thing. a lot of people come to chestnut on the weekend for the restaurants and the stores and a lot of them will not come. >> reporter: and they see it as something that has been in the works for a long time. >> they are not planning well and not thinking ahead and not be able to be decisive when it counted. they kicked the can down the street. >> now we have to pay. >> exactly. >> reporter: the law goes into effect next sunday from noon until 6:00. don't forget, if you come out and feed the meter that is still illegal. reporting from san francisco, cbs 5. local transit agencies are
offering free rides for people celebrating new year's eve tomorrow night. for the fireworks, cal trans has free rides beginning at 11:00 p.m. with service only for southbound trains. it will offer free rides from 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with lines running later that usual. for part years downtown, all of the bus and light rail is free between 7:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. there will be extended hours for light rail. part will not offer free rides but will will extend service until 3:00 a.m. >> restaurants are getting ready for the big night. sanfrancisco, south of market neighborhoods, co-owner and chef of prospect is putting the finishing touches on the menu. >> we have been gearing up all week, actually all month for new years sourcing products, writing a new menu. it really -- it almost takes the whole month of december to
prepare for new year's eve. >> about a quarter million of people are expected to go this tomorrow night. the highlight, of course, the fireworks show at midnight. another powerful storm has the east coast digging out. the major city where driving was difficult. and tonight, all about the cold temperatures. we will tell you how low we are going to go. plus, get a check of the all important new year's eve forecast, coming up, next ,, ,,
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christmas miracle. a girl was walking by heard yelping from the trash can. the dog was kurped up and cold. >> it was sad. it was really cold. >> she took eve home but her hand lord does not allow dogs. she is hoping he will make an exception. right now eve is at a local animal shelter and adopted out if she can not adopt her. new england, a foot of snow in some times. several feet fell. snow fell at a rate of 1-2 inches each hour at some points during the storm, creating difficult driving conditions. you know, my 7-year-old keeps asking me, when is it going to snow in the bay area.
she has her finger's crossed. >> yes. move to denver or new england but for us, no rain here for the next couple of days. it is all about the cold temperatures here for us in the bay area. right now, seeing 40s, upper 40s, low 50s. 50 right now in san francisco. 47 in concord and san jose. overnight tonight, expect some areas of frost, widespread frost, in those inland valleys with the temperatures, falling below freezing at a lot of spots. clear and cool. all across the coast and bay. so, we are watching the ridge of high pressure, pretty much keeping it dry. sunshine, clear skies today. the low continues to move farther towards the south. so, timing things out with future cast and show you what is going on. new year's eve night. we have a bit of unsettled weather. you could see a drop or two. we are keeping a slight chance of very light rain in the forecast for new year's eve night, afternoon, into the evening. for the most part, it will be
cold. cold and dry. and then new year's day looks like we will see plenty of sunshine for the most part throughout the day. continuing throughed with throughout the day. so, your overnight lows, seeing areas, once again, at freezing or below, livermore coming in at 30 degrees. only 29 in santa rose a. 34 in san jose. and 36 out in oakland. tomorrow's highs are slightly below average for this time of the year. maybe 5 degrees or so for the end of december. it will feel cool once again. 50 in san rafael, 52 in fremont and 51 out in napa and santaa rosa. if you are doing traveling around northern california, for the most part, we are looking at dry skies for tomorrow. laka tahoe, a freight day to head up, do skiing, tons of powder. there are are no chain requirements right now at interstate 80 or highway 50. fresno, cloudy skies there. plenty of sunshine out in sacramento. here is the forecast over the next several days. once again we are keeping that
chance of rain in the forecast for monday. it looks like not much at this point into the afternoon and evening. and then clear skies for tuesday. tuesday night into wednesday can get cold by the way. one of the coldest overnights for the week and unsettled weather wednesday and thursday. none of them looking like a lot of rain and then friday into saturday. more unsettled weather. that is a check of your forecast. we will be back with sports right after this ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
waited 17 weeks of the regur season to see you... ...andf the 49ers, had thier way today... ...the wait to play nfl. well, hello playoffs. we waited 17 weeks for the regular season to see you. if the 49ers had their way today it the wait to play will be longer. jim harboughs team wanted to beat arizona to get the west. collin, after a slow start. michael craptree, 8 balls, 172 yards and two touchdowns. san fran up by one. could have been much more but david missed the 2nd of two field goals in the first half. up 7-6. 3rd quarter, 10-6 now. making a 17-6 run for san francisco. and they put it out of reach, 2- 1 by frank gore. 51st career touchdown that breaks the franchise record,
roger craig that made 24-6,en 7- 13, and clinched the nfc west. >> the russian division. it means a lot to us and to our players. and congratulating them for getting that done. in those first four years what it felt like this time. traps fer it. and plan for, you know, just going into the off season to feel better. you know, it was difficult to win. >> to get next weekend off, closeout green bay today. peterson, 7 of his 199 yards here. he needed 29 to be the single season king. the battle, rogers to nelson, they come back and tie the game
at 34. then, the vikings respond on the blair wa alsh field goal. time expired. the vikings take it. so here is the nfc may off picture. the 49ers will be the number 2 seed and will get a first round bye with atlanta. one wild card game is set. green bay, hosting minnesota. the other match up is determined by what happens in the night game between washington and dallas. the winner gets the nfc east and will host seattle. all right, raiders business, finally, the wait was over for raider quarterback, prior. prior, first nfl start today at san san. 2nd quarter. 10-0 chargers. how about the first career touchdown pass to bay. a 9-yard strike makes it 10-7. 3rd quarter, rivers, alexander, 44 yard strike.
chargers increase the lead. raiders were not done. prior, on a naked bootleg gets in 3 yards out and it is 24-14. a 10-yard, 10-point game. then, after a blocked punt, he struck again. moore, for a touchdown. now, the 3-point game with 2 minutes left. oakland had no timeouts left. they needed the kick. but, san diego could recover and would run out the clock and win it by 24-21. >> you guys really did not give up. rain coming down and everything. >> fantastic. >> yes. to have -- to be with a group of teammates like this and the guys that keep on fights. just like all year. guys kept fighting. i knew it did not go right. guys kept tripping and scratching the plate. that is what you want. that tells you the future if people are going to be here or whatever the case may be that
you have fighters in the room and it makes you just want to be successful. raiders finished 4-12. the head coach back on the sidelines after missing the last 12 games while battling lou kaoepl kwrafplt colts made him proud. andrew luck, to hilton, 70 yard play. the colts beat the texasians 28- 16 on an emotional day. houston's loss dropped them down to the 3rd seat. hosting cincinnati next weekend. the second wild card game is indianapolis at baltimore. this just in. the 49ers first play off game is determined going to be saturday january 12th. a 5:00 p.m. kick off. >> all right. >> the word is out. [ laughter ] >> make your plans. don't schedule anything else. >> you are a little excited
already. >> yes. playoffs. [ laughter ] >> and "game day" tonight. >> going to wrap it all up in a nice bow. >> all right, thank you very much. that will do it for this edition of eyewitness news "60 minutes" is next. you can find your news, weather on our web site. until we see you at 11:00, good night ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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