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going to start probably lining the streets fairly soon. they come out early. >> people think of mardi gras as a vantage point as the people and floats go by people throwing beads up to the balconies, right? >> this is usually what they do on the balcony. can i just demonstrate in. >> absolutely. >> they are usually up here saying yeah, yeah, yeah. and then they throw them. we are on the balcony of the royal sonesta hotel. it's a gorgeous hotel and that's because our field producer wilson walker our photographer rick villaroman, i always want to call him villanova, they talked their way into this place. pretty good. >> he should say. wow, you got the right guys there. and weather is the big story there. i know all the espn, all the big networks and what not have all moved inside because it's
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supposed to come down on you peretti good. >> yeah, they had to make a contingency plan because of this weather that's coming in. we have been checking the doppler and it's coming. it's not too far away. so we're ready. we're prepared. we're under an awning. so hey we're cover, we're on bourbon street. but yeah, all of the media there, they are making other plans today. yesterday though it was a pretty big event and it's a big event in any super bowl and that is media day. and, of course, the harbaugh brothers are in town. they got a lot of attention and scrutiny. the new orleans times counted smiles during the media session. the 49ers' jim harbaugh smiled 18 times. they actually counted this. his brother john from baltimore 47. so hey, what's up, jim? each brother, though, they praised the other. >> said it many times that i think i'm half the coach that he is. >> i'm proud of what he's done.
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proud of the accomplishments. i'm very impressed with their team. >> both want to desperately win and be part of a championship. great thrill of winning. >> but we both need our victory here this week. >> the harbaughs will be together again friday for a joint news conference and there is word that they may have dinner tonight. man, i would love to be in on that conversation. bet you they're not talking about football. okay, lawrence. let's take a look at the weather. you can see my hair. we have been talking about this the last couple of days and the humidity, you can always tell with this hair i have my umbrella ready because rain is coming. >> you may need more than that, michelle. boy, we have quite a storm. get the guys to gather around there and check your monitor because our high-def doppler radar is picking up on some very impressive rainfall out there. look at this alone of storms that's headed right toward michelle. it's going to be the next hour or so. wouldn't be surprised if they pick up showers, likely to see some thunderstorms embedded in there lightning strikes and it's going to get ripping with
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heavy rain for a while. around the bay area it's quiet outside mostly clear skies. 50s in pacifica. high pressure dominating our weather. it will be warmer outside as much as 4 to 7 degrees warmer than yesterday's highs so plan on numbers up into the 60s. how long will it stay that way? what about that rain? we'll talk about that coming up. gianna? >> let's go live right now to the golden gate bridge toll plaza where traffic is cruising right along no delays to report right now as you work your way out of marin county into san francisco. they did do the lane changes just a little while ago and you can see, traffic is free- flowing as you work your way in both directions through there. caltrans just wrapped up some construction as you work your way westbound 80 between central and powell. all lanes open traffic clear towards the bay bridge toll plaza. still a couple of hot spots in the south bay. we have southbound 280 connector to northbound 85. that will be closed until 6:00. also eastbound 237 that's
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closed at least to southbound 880 -- that will be there until 6:00. let's go back to michelle griego in new orleans. >> it's note all about football and partying in new orleans. nope. a couple of santa clara police officers are actually making their way into town to learn a little something from the department here. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in our newsroom with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: actually, michelle, i have moved over to santa clara. it's going to be the new home to the 49ers and once this stadium opens its doors to fans, crowd control will be a new issue for santa clara pd to tackle. so the department is keeping its eye on the future not just with the 9ers move but bringing a super bowl here in 2016. but before even that can happen, the city needs to prove that it can handle a massive event like that. and santa clara neighbors agree this is a good move for their police department. >> depending on the culture or,
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you know, the rivalry it can get rowdy. checking the culture of what's going on inside the crowd, definitely keep fans and families safe and create a culture families want to come out to. >> reporter: two officers will be paid to go to the super bowl training session. a former police chief will go and paying his own way. tree training comes at a perfect time -- the training comes at a perfect time. mardi gras is also going on in conjunction with the super bowl so the police department there is handling twice the crowd and from what we have been hearing they have been doing a good job. cate caugiran, cbs 5. michelle, i was in new orleans last april. and you don't have to go very far to see some of the remnants and some of the buildings that are still down because of hurricane katrina and i know you took a little tour as well, didn't you? >> yeah. we did. we took a tour around new orleans. a lot of people go to the french quarter. they will go to jackson square,
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they will go to the popular tourist destinations. but we took a little stroll through uptown and when i say uptown, i mean up the river. and a lot of people there, they take pride in their community. >> when the tourism department does commercials, they normally show like the downtown french quarter area. but they tend to leave out some of the more important neighborhoods that surround the city. my name is terrence higgins. born and raised here in new orleans. and right now, we're uptown. mixed incomes, mixed ethnicities. you can walk two blocks that way and you'll be like in a higher scale neighborhood and two blocks that way will be just a little bit of the ghetto. the demographics is wide. this area didn't flood during katrina. this is high ground. it's almost like the safest
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place in new orleans. people are souping it up as fast as they can so if you can find some old house for a cheap price it behooves you to snatch it and renovate it and property value is going to skyrocket. so it's a vital part of the city, man. people don't really get to see it, and a lot of history, too. so this is another part of new orleans. >> reporter: it certainly has a lot of history. we were talking to him yesterday and he actually said since hurricane sandy, the value of his home has gone up threefold which is good. it means that this city and uptown is rebuilding. the mission district today, its part of mayor lee's effort to keep drinking from becoming a problem on super bowl sunday. police chief greg suhr and the fire chief will join the mayor this afternoon visiting
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merchants in the mission to talk about cracking down on alcohol. 5:09. san francisco police are taking a new look at a cold case involving a child who disappeared 29 years ago. the renewed search sent officers to the haight-ashbury neighborhood. they are searching around a house on masonic avenue near page street there and cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is at the scene with what neighbors remember about the time when kevin collins went missing many years ago. ann. >> reporter: anyone who is around the bay area or california remembers the kevin collins case and now it is all centered on the duplex here behind me. they found some bones there. now, the preliminary analysis shows that they were animal bones. but police say that further analysis of the bones is necessary. they're not saying a whole lot else this morning. kevin collins last seen about a block from here on the way home from basketball practice back in '84 on oak street. witnesses say he was pushed into a car with two teenagers
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wearing mohawks. police aren't saying why they have renewed their search for kevin. but we know cadaver dogs did indicate that there were bones beneath the concrete floor of a garage in this duplex here on masonic and police said a man who lived in the house at the time did match the description of a man seen talking to ken. that person has sense died. we did speak with a neighbor though who knew the two men who lived here in '84. >> i don't know if they did. i don't know. but i'm just saying that they were investigated by the police since kevin was taken. they had the dog, a black dog, and they were taken to the -- to be questioned and they were let go. >> reporter: yes. never charged in this case. police also say the people who live in the house now are not suspects. kevin's mother lives in concord. when it companies it these potential false leads, new developments, she says that she
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is simply numb. she says, obviously, she would like closure in this case. but she doesn't want to find kevin like this. live in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. gun control will take center stage again today on capitol hill. the senate judiciary committee will hold a hearing on the issue and the witnesses include captain mark kelly husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords representing the other side wayne lapierre the executive vice president for the national rifle association. congress is considering some new gun safety legislation that includes an assault weapons ban, limits on high capacity magazines, and universal background checks. still ahead, blackberry breaks back into the cell phone market but will it help struggling sales? >> more and more people are heading to new orleans for super bowl xlvii including bay area native pat monegan and his band train. we catch up with him coming up.
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mecca for musicians right michelle?? they like to party in new orleans. they also like to listen to great music, jazz, pete fountain, harry connick, and a few rock and rollers from down
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that way, too, right, michelle? >> oh, lots of rock and rollers are making their way into town. we caught up with pat monahans from train of course a bay area native and he told us what he loves most about the 49ers. >> you know, kaepernick, he's -- that kid is like amazing, man. he's a serious guy. >> reporter: have you always been a 9ers fan? >> , you know, i have been a 9ers fan really strong for about the last 10 years. >> reporter: can you do a kaepernicking pose for us? >> uhm... -- well, i have -- >> reporter: do you know how to kaepernick? >> i have a very similar physique as you can tell. >> i don't have muscles. >> you show me a kaepernick. >> do this and wink at the
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camera. >> love it. >> back to you, jerry. [ laughter ] >> it's frank. >> back to you, frank. [ laughter ] >> jerry, frank, it all works. boy, a little reporter reverse involvement there. grabbing the mic and making you do the kaepernick thing, huh? >> he took my microphone. i didn't want to take his microphone. i cannot carry a tune. >> you might have to get a tattoo. that would make it official. >> right there. [ laughter ] >> very good. thanks. let's check with gianna back here in the bay area. if you are heading out on the roads we have to know what's going on. >> not a lot actually frank. we are lucky this morning. so far, so good on the freeways just checked in with chp and no accidents or major incidents to report on the roads. in fact, here's a live look at conditions at the bay bridge
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toll plaza. clear into san francisco across the upper deck. no delays on the lower deck out of san francisco. san mateo bridge you can see traffic flowing in both directions. most of our volume is on the westbound side headed into foster city but overall, it's been a nice ride. 14 minutes to go between 880 and 101. jumping over to our maps right now traffic also not doing too bad through antioch. typically we see delays around this time. westbound 4 in the green, some slight delays on the eastbound side but no construction or incidents to report and speaking of roadwork, we have a couple of snags out there southbound 280 connector it 85. that's still blocked until 6:00. also, if you work your way in and around that area you will see slight delays on the southbound side of 280 an eastbound 237 connector to 880, that is still closed. that will be shut down at least until about 6:00 this morning. you can see the westbound connector traffic is cruising along with no problems right now. we'll have a look at mass
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transit coming up. right now, let's check the forecast with lawrence. >> weather looking good outside. we'll see plenty of sunshine around the bay area in some of the warmest temperatures of the week. out there right now, cool in spots. still 30s and low 40s in the valleys. clear skies to the coast mild at the beaches right now. some of those numbers actually in the 50s. this afternoon, though, we are going to see 50s coastside but maybe some mid-60s in the warmest spots inland so milder weather outside and it's going to stick around over the next few days as this ridge of high pressure really slides across the west coast and kind of camps out for the remainder at least of the week and it looks like then after that maybe some changes then maybe next week we start to talk about the possibility of some rain. traveling out of sfo not a big problem. clear skies, 57 degrees. if you are headed around the country not bad in houston, 66 degrees. into denver, 50 degrees partly cloudy skies. chicago could see some snow there 39. some showers in new york at 55 degrees.
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around the bay temperatures in the 60s in the south bay, 46 campbell, east bay temperatures up in the low 60s. about 61 in fairfield. 62 in vallejo, 61 degrees in livermore. inside the bay 62 in oakland and 59 degrees in san francisco. over looking next couple of days, a lot of sunshine really nice weather. over the weekend more clouds but it stays dry. temperatures cooling down with storms coming. we'll get back into some more rainfall next week. >> you know what, we were hosting the super bowl this week. the chamber of commerce would send you a big thank you. >> perfect weather. >> much more from new orleans coming up. plus the sharks bringing us their play of the day. are they undefeated? highlights coming up.
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trimble and so far free-flowing both directions. traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. how about the play of the day on this weapons? the sharks at home against anaheim trying to keep their record perfect on the season. it came down to a shootout. the coach left it out to the shootout specialist and he is going to come through right there through the 5 hole. game winner sharks beat the ducks 3-2 and improve to 6-0. they are out of the gate hot, have not lost a game. back to new orleans now, michelle is standing by. and i know a lot of the football players are probably milling around down there but there's a lot of celebs, too. this is the place to be, isn't it? > it really is the place to be especially because it's super bowl week. we have spent the afternoon with the ladies at the talk, we met pat monahan with train, we also were at dinner the other night and greg gumbel was sitting behind us but the most famous person we have seen so far is moviemaker george lucas.
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>> the best time for new orleans is the first thing in the morning like now. it's very quiet, easy to get around. that's very nice. this is a bit like san francisco. this is a city built on tourism. when the tourists come for mardi gras or, you know, to see the sights or make movies or whatever they come for, it's always good for the economy of the city. a little offbeat city. but i've lived in san francisco all my life, so we're obviously part of the other cities. >> talking to him for a little bit yesterday, i get a sense that he really likes to be and stay in the bay area. he wasn't even in new orleans for the super bowl. i think he was heading back home yesterday. but he absolutely loves the city. i think he loves the bay area a little bit more, though, frank. >> i think we all do. was he there on business? is he thinking about doing a movie there? i guess new orleans is a lot like san francisco, a lot of
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movies have been shot there, right? >> yeah. no kidding. i asked him about the movie and owe goes, i'm retired. -- i asked him about the movies and he goes, i'm retired. he wasn't here to shoot a movie. he is here on personal business. new orleans is booming, behind l.a. and new york as a movie place. and coming up, we're going to tell a little story about the movie industry here in new orleans. >> he is doing okay. he doesn't need to do anything. very good. 5:25. back here in the bay, coming up, bay area police at the superdome but it's not for the football game. the security lesson they hope to learn from new orleans. >> reporter: a cold case the case of kevin collins reegg nights in san francisco. the search, the bones that were found and what police are saying now.
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licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. january 30th. i'm frank mallicoat. and michelle griego, live in from new orleans. we're unting down to super >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, it's weapons, january 30. i'm frank mallicoat here in the bay area. >> and i'm michelle griego live in new orleans. we had to change locations from jackson square to right here in the heart of the historic french quarter. we are on the balcony of the royal sonesta hotel and that's because weather is coming. right now, we haven't seen any rain, maybe just a few raindrops. it's a little muggy and the wind is really starting to pick up. talk a look at this spot. not bad. it's along bourbon street. you can see some delivery trucks making their deliveries to the restaurants about to
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open in an hour. we have seen people trickling down. the dumpster trucks are around picking up all the trash and you can see how clean it looks out here but, of course, this is very different from the few nights before. of course, a lot of people in town for the super bowl but also the mardi gras celebrations and bourbon street is usually littered with trash and, of course, all those beads. the big party is not on bourbon street of course. it's going to be at the superdome in just a couple of days. this is the tenth super bowl for new orleans. it's the 7th being held at the superdome. the first three super bowls here were held at tulane stadium. and check this out. $750million has been spent on upgrades to the dome since hurricane katrina. [ signal breakup ] outside the superdome and 6,000 volunteers needed to make the
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super bowl a success. so far, things are running pretty smoothly, frank. i have to say, this city knows how to hold a party. >> it's the party capital of the world and some say the super bowl should be there every year. and tuesday, yesterday, is the annual media day, which is always crazy, wacky and a lot of fun, too. >> yeah, frank. i know you've experienced a lot of media days covering a few super bowls in your time. it's a lot of fun, especially for fans. you know, they paid $25 yesterday to mingle at the superdome in new orleans. thousands of reporters of course were on hand to hear from the coaches and the players. 35-year-old san francisco receiver randy moss, he says he wants to play for another year. he's not ready to retire. he says he wants championships at every other level and is ready for one in the nfl. >> i don't really live on numbers. i really live on impact and what you're able to do out on that field. so i really do think that i'm
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the greatest receiver to ever play this game. >> moss is second all time in touchdowns in the nfl including one in the play-offs at new england and he only started two games for the 9ers this year after sitting out the previous season. we'll see if he gets the ring. here in the heart of the french quarter, we had to change because weather is approaching. >> 100% chance of rain there, michelle. i'm going to deputize you as the young meteorologist to check out the weather. i think within this next hour it is going to be something elsewhere you're at. check out this line of storms that's now approaching michelle. you can see it on the doppler radar. wow, this is some kind of cold front that is sliding in that direction now about 10 miles away looks like we are going to see lightning storms in the system. some very heavy rainfall. so stay tuned. i think before the show is over michelle is going to get a good
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soaking. temperatures around the bay area today looking at 30s and 40s in most spots right now. milder day ahead temperatures in the 50s and low 60s. today a good two to seven degrees warmer around the bay area. how long will this nice weather last? we'll talk about that in a few minutes. right now let's check the roads with gianna. >> hope it last a while lawrence. the freeways are looking good this morning. no delays to report as you work your way through the south bay. live look at 101 in trimble. traffic cruising along in both directions. on the maps we have early- morning roadwork and so far now things are clear. you can see at 280, 85, that's all good. no delays along 280. 237 connector to 880 is wrapped up. traffic is free-flowing in both directions. we are starting to see a few break lights through the altamont pass westbound 580. mass transit looks good. no delays for bart, muni,
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caltrain or ace. everything is on time this morning. michelle is standing by in new orleans. >> all right. thanks so much. you know, the 49, moved to the santa clara stadium is a year away but it's not too soon for santa clara police to be prepared for all of the masses heading out to that stadium on game day. we have cbs 5's cate caugiran who is in santa clara with more on that. good morning, cate. >> reporter: good morning to you in new orleans, michelle. now, this is actually a great time for santa clara's police department to learn from new orleans. normally they deal with mardi gras every year but combine that with the super bowl crowd and you have one big group. so santa clara's police department is sending two officers, a sergeant and lieutenant, a former police chief going as well paying his own way. and the hope is that these officers can take a page from the big easy's police force on crowd control. this is an issue not familiar within santa clara's borders
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but once the 49ers become the city's newest neighbor with that will come tens of thousands of fans and this department wants to be ready. >> new orleans has done this many times. and those guys are sharp. and that's why we're sending people there, to learn from them. >> in addition to preparing for the 9ers move to the city, city leaders are also hoping santa clara can be the 2016 super bowl host. but before that can even happen, the city does have to prove they can handle massive crowds. live in santa clara, cate caugiran, cbs 5. of course, this sunday and all this week new orleans is the place to be on the planet. if you want to rub elbows with the ventura and famous, i guess you bumped in george lucas, didn't you? >> of all people, we bumped into george lucas along the streets. and it's fitting because new orleans is becoming a business
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for movies. the industry is really booming here. in fact, it's booming so much, it's being called hollywood south. with hit shows like hbo's tree may and oscar nominated django unchained, new orleans is becoming known as hollywood's south. >> something to be proud of. >> reporter: movie projects here more than tripled from ten years ago thanks to a tax incentive for movie mangers. >> people coming in to make movies here are basically just tourists. >> reporter: that from a man who knows something about making movies. we ran into george lucas walking the streets of the french quarter. he says hollywood projects do bring in money but it doesn't last. >> all it does is help the merchants which is a good thing. make a lot of money. but if you want to get local talent acting, camera, directors, writers, bringing people in from hollywood doesn't help you at all. >> reporter: to do that, the city is trying to localize as
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much as it can with stage and post production facilities. >> when a movie team comes, everything iser who, costumes, props, crew, camera houses here. >> all this armor came from the movie "alexander." >> reporter: wingate jones opened his costume shop 18 years ago and is booked for 90% of projects filled here. >> my hope is that it extends well beyond that and that the term "hollywood south" becomes more of a reality. >> reporter: and business is booming here. before that tax credit ten years ago, they had about 16 projects a year, films here in new orleans. now just last year they had 61. so you can tell they are seeing a lot of growth, frank. >> and how about george lucas? was he there kind of scouting out a possible movie thing or you had mentioned earlier he is
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retired? >> reporter: that's what he said. i asked him what are you here for? he said, hey, you know what, i don't talk films anier mo. i'm anymore, i'm retired. he was here on few business and he let us walk with him for a few blocks. >> we let him know he is a 9ers fan from northern california. thank you so much, michelle. san francisco mayor plans to take a stroll with the police and the fire chief later this afternoon. mayor lee is going to the missing district to talk about ways to cut down on drinking on super bowl sunday. now, the mayor will start his walk at 21st and mission streets. police chief greg suhr and fire chief joanne hayes-white will also join mayor lee. there may be some new clues in a cold case here in san francisco. police spent hours yesterday digging at a house just a block from where a 10-year-old boy was last seen 29 years ago. anne makovec is in the haight- ashbury neighborhood with the renewed search now for kevin
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collins. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and the search has calmed down here at masonic and page. yesterday this neighborhood was on fire not literally but people were very much wondering what was going to happen once investigators started digging under the duplex here behind me. the bones they found were animal bones but police say further analysis of the bones is necessary. now, ten-year-old kevin collins was last seen about a block from here at a bus stop on oak street on the way home from basketball practice at saint agnes school, in 1984. witnesses at the time say he was pushed into a car with two teenagers with mohawks. police aren't saying why they renewed their search for kevin so many years later but there were bones under the concrete floor in the garage. >> the concrete was removed and bones were located. the san francisco medical examiner's office did respond
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to evaluate the bones. at this time, unpreliminary investigation, it's determined that that's bones are believed to be of animal remains not human remains. >> reporter: police said a man who lived in the house at the time did match the description of a man seen talking to kevin. that person has since died. and police say the people who live there now are not suspects. kevin's mother lives in concord. when it comes to these developments, she says she simply feels numb. now, coming up in the next half hour, we'll hear from a neighbor who did know two people who used to live in this house back in '84. live in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. toyota announces another major recall. the air bag problem affecting nearly a million of its cars. plus blackberry's big bet. could a new phone be the key to its comeback?
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trading ... 45 minutes ahead of today's opening bell. ahead of ♪[ music ]♪ a little music from new orleans there. stock futures mixed in light trading. 45 minutes ahead of today's opening bell, ashley morrison of joins us. she is in new york. you should be in new orleans right now. >> reporter: i wish i was.
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it sounds like a good time going on there. good morning, frank and to everyone. well, stocks in asia rallied on promising growth data from china. tokyo's nikkei gained more than 2% hitting a 33 month high while hong kong's hang seng added nearly 1%. housing prices posted their biggest jump in six years and that pushed the dow near record territory. it closed up 72 points tuesday to close at 13, 954. that's only 210 points away from its all-time high set in october of 2007. the nasdaq fell slightly. boeing may have known about the problems with the batteries on their dreamliners. japan's all nippon airways said it replaced 10 lithium ion batteries months before one of their jets made an emergency landing and told boeing about it but not federal investigators. the ntsb says it is now conducting an investigation of the battery. boeing says it is cooperating and wants nothing more than to get this problem resolved as
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soon as possible. >> all right. are you an iphone gal or blackberry gal? >> frank, i'm a blackberry kind of gal. >> that is so yesterday. although they are making -- >> reporter: it's a classic. [ laughter ] >> it may be coming back, i guess, right? >> reporter: that's right. they are throwing to make a comeback. research in motion will unveil the blackberry 10 today. it's the first new smartphone in a year and a half from rem. they have a new apps, faster browser, new touchscreen although another version will have the keyboard. analysts say if the new blackberry well, it could be the end for the company. so that might be the last blackberry that i get but yeah, i can't -- i don't like change, frank, i'm kind of old school. >> if you tried an iphone you would never go back. all right, ashley. ashley morrison of, thank you. new this morning, toyota is recalling a million cars here in the united states over
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faulty airbags and some problems with the windshield wipers. 752,000 corollas and matrix cars manufactured between december of 2001 and may of 2004 are part of the recall for airbags that can improperly i am flate. 270,000 lexus sedans from 2006 to 2012 are recalled to check for loose nut on the front of the wiper so if you have a toyota, might want to take note. okay. weather-wise, new orleans is about to get pounded. >> they are going to get ripped on in the next hour. >> i was looking at your doppler. it is orange across the board. >> michelle is going to be running for cover. here in the bay area, what a gorgeous day we have coming our way. a lot of sunshine, and really we are in the sweet spot right now for our weather this week as we'll see temperatures heading well above average. outside now not too bad. some 30s and 40s in the valleys but even low 50s at the coast and clear to the beaches. this afternoon, we have sunshine for you. 50s coastal areas but even mid- 60s showing up in some of the
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valleys so that big ridge of high pressure that's been sliding in toward the coastline finally moving onshore. it's going to settle in over the next few days so that's keeping any chance of rain well to the north of the bay area at least for now. but then things change a little as we head throughout the weekend. around the state 60s in the central valley, a good day to travel. 50 in lake tahoe. 48 in yosemite. around the bay today, plenty of sunshine. enjoying 63 degrees good day to get outdoors in san jose if you can, 64 in campbell, 58 in half moon bay. east bay temperatures up in the low 60s in most spots, 64 degrees in the napa valley. 64 in santa rosa. 61 san rafael. 59 degrees in san francisco. looking out over the next few days it's going to be as good as it gets this week, cooling down over the weekend and rain next tuesday. let's get a check of the roads with gianna. >> thank you, lawrence. and we are starting to see a bit of a backup at the bay bridge toll plaza mostly in the cash lanes there but overall, traffic is still light as you work your way towards the pay
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gates. no metering lights just yet but that will probably change around 6:15 this morning. elsewhere heading off the eastshore freeway this morning, westbound 80 had some early- morning roadwork. they wrapped that up early this morning around 5:00. so traffic is cruising along. westbound 80 no delays to report. about 17 to 20-minute ride as you work your way westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. everything looking good through the maze, as well. we are seeing some brake lights as you work your way westbound 580 through the altamont pass slow conditions into the livermore valley there so traffic starting to heat up a bit there. also starting to see a few brake lights through antioch. it's a little better into pittsburg but some slow and go conditions there. no delays as you hit the eastshore freeway. marin county has been a nice ride this morning. had some early-morning roadwork. that's been out of there so traffic is free-flowing in both directions and once you hit the golden gate bridge no delays as you work your way in san francisco. that's a look at traffic. back to you. >> you it. 5:49. a hayward couple who says they were scammed out of super bowl
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tickets now actually have some seats. they paid nearly $6,000 to a p.m. ravens fan and got this in return, a message that redden joy the game go ravens lol. happy ending. after hearing the story, ticketmaster offered the couple four free super bowl tickets and then the 9ers front office chipped in with another one. it's a win-win and there's more. ticketmaster also arranged for them to have breakfast with nfl legend troy aikman. there are so many ways to get around new orleans. we have been walking quit a bet. we have been taking cancer. the coolest way is horse-drawn carriages. coming up a tour of the french quarter. ou sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive.
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good morning, frank and lawrence! good morning, guys. things crazy at the superdome right now. very impressive, aing about storm moving through new orleans. michelle will get soaked shortly. let's head to the bay bridge toll plaza right now. you can see traffic is cruising along. in some other lanes we have a backup there in the cash lanes. traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. okay. thank you very much, gianna. 5:52. let's get back to michelle now in the big easy. apparently you don't need a car, you walk everywhere. >> reporter: it's a pedestrian city. it's exactly like san francisco. we have been walking a lot of places but we have also been taking cabs. i have to tell you the coolest thing we did was take a tour
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through the historic french quarter by horse. reporter: >> the old french quarter, this is a unique american city. the old french quarter was saved, never was destroyed, never torn down. a lot of cities in america tore down their waterfront areas in the old neighborhoods in the late 18, early 1900s. new orleans saved the french quarter. this is the truly unique an area this big this old this beautiful in america. people living all around us, all above us. vieux carre, the old square, the old city, where the french settled almost 300 years ago. every street in the vieux carre has three names, english, french and spanish. you have to love th -- you have to love the mixture of the people. you have to love the music, food, whatever you want is available. just go out and get it. here you go, gus. you never know who you're going to bump into when you're up here.
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>> that is so true, michelle. i know you didn't see that, but you were there and the camera just kind of panned when he said that. you never know who you're going to bump into and who's on the street, george lucas. >> reporter: of all people, george lucas from the bay area, you know, the most famous filmmaker here we bump right into him. he was gracious enough to talk to us on his early-morning walk and he gave his thoughts on the big game. >> so you're not here for the super bowl? are you rooting for the 9ers? >> of course i'm rooting for the 9ers. but in the end, i'd rather watch it on television. >> reporter: is that the best seat in the house? >> that is the best seat in the house. it's the least amount of hassle. and you know, i'm sure they will win so i don't know what the point is really. i think they should just cancel it and have a big party. >> they should just call it now? >> yeah, just call it now and
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have a big party in new orleans and get on with it. >> reporter: i don't know. i kind of like that idea, right? who cares -- forget the game. just let's celebrate 49, win. >> the sports guy in me says i want to watch a little football too but i love his optimism. you know, forget the game because they're going to win. >> sure the best seat in the house at his house is a nice seat. >> i imagine that's a nice house in marin county. coming up in the next half hour bay area cops already looking ahead to future super bowls. the lessons they are hoping to learn while they're in new orleans. new clues in a cold case. a missing child from decades ago, bones are found. we talk to a neighbor coming up.
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i'm michelle griego live in new orleans in the heart of the french quarter. and we're counting down to super bowl xlvii. >> a famous cold case heating up. the discovery in a bay area home and some new information about the murder suspect who lived there. >> skies are mostly clear right now. a lot of sunshine coming our way. we have rain in the forecast too. we'll talk about that coming up. >> we are starting to see a backup at the bay bridge toll plaza plus mass transit delays. more coming up. >> it is wednesday, hump day, january 30th. i'm frank mallicoat here in the bay area. >> i'm michelle griego here in the french quarter. i'm right on bourbon street right on the balcony of hotel sonesta. the people here let us come on their hotel and let us take a look at bourbon street. now, of course, we had to
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relocate because of this storm that's approaching. it's already raining at the superdome. i expect rain here in the french quarter in a few minutes. so far it's windy. we have been at jackson square the last few days. the equipment blew over because of high winds and will probably get rained on there. crews have been working overtime just trying to clean up for the football fans in town but also all of the festivities for mardi gras. of course, the super bowl is in between the mardi gras celebrations. and they do clean up fast. we showed you these shots of bourbon street. it looks fantastic. a different story the night before, frank. >> i bet. >> they do it 24 hours a day 365 days a year.


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