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captions by: caption colorado >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, wednesday, september 18. good to have you with us. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. developing overnight, floodwaters in colorado are receding although the state was in the middle of a drought. >> 14-year-old ebony hope peres has been missing from home for more than 24 hours. police say two men took her as a hostage after they broke into the house. new details in the washington navy yard shooting. the investigation is uncovering the gunman was an agitated erratic person whose behavior and mental state was on police radar. a police report says aaron
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alexis heard voices the month before the shooting rampage. susan mcginnis reports. reporter: officials say 34- year-old aaron alexis used a valid pass to walk on to the washington navy yard monday. once inside, he pulled out a shot gun he recently bought and opened fire killing 12 and injuring 3. >> that presents the greatest problem of all an insider. >> reporter: alexis had a security clearance despite a history of gun related charges and mental health issues. his family says he suffered from mental illness for a decade and recently sought treatment through the veterans administration. last month in rhode island, alexis called police from a hotel to say he was hearing voices and that people were stalking him. newport police say they alert naval police that a contractor was hearing voices. despite alexis' run-ins with the law and history of mental illness, he held on to his security clearance. family members of victims say they don't know how this could have happened. >> i don't know how in the world he got a clearance to be able to get into the navy yard
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with those weapons to begin with. >> reporter: john johnson's widow says the 73-year-old was a happy man. >> we were going to retire soon and he loved his job. he wanted to keep working. >> reporter: president obama has ordered a review of security standards for contractors and employees at federal agencies. in washington, susan mcginnis, kpix 5. congress has announced it too will look into security procedures for government facilities. time to check the morning commute with elizabeth wenger. >> not a lot of big accidents but the metering lights are on at the bay bridge. mobile5, they are still on the bridge this morning. everything at the limit here but a different story behind the pay gates. they turned or
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not metering lights around 6:00 and we are already -- they turned on the metering lights around 6:00 and we are already seeing 10-minute backups to get on the bridge but moves well on the span. sand removal again this morning along the great highway. southbound lanes closed between sloat and skyline. bart on time 47 trains no delays. bart, muni, caltrain and ace all on time. that's the traffic. for more on the forecast, the winds, the warmth, here is lawrence. >> we are warming up nicely around the bay area. not as much wind today's. out the door we go and in some spots fairly calm as we're not seeing the winds generated by the system that moved through yesterday. calm into san jose. just a westerly wind at of miles per hour into san francisco. light into vallejo. remember yesterday we had gusts over 30 miles per hour. out over the bay right now mostly clear skies and what a
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beautiful day it's going to be. temperatures now in the 50s and the 60s. by the afternoon we are going to really watch these temperatures warming up 80s and upper 80s into the warmest spots. yesterday topping out into the 70s and low 80s but much warmer today. about 87 degrees in concord. 71 and sunny in san francisco and 84 degrees in santa rosa. that's the latest forecast, guys. back to you. >> all right, lawrence. thank you. new this morning, coliseum apparently couldn't handle its sold-out crowd. workers cleaned up a sewage backup in the a's dugout during the 7th inning last night. anne makovec is in oakland with more troubles for the stadium's sewage system. >> reporter: p-u! they are going to snake the clogged toilet and it should be okay at 12:35 for the game against the angels. this is a bad time to have more drama at coliseum. the a's are leading the american league west by 6.5
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games. they need 6 more to clinch the title and that's after that walkoff win last night against the angels. late in the game a smell came from the bathroom end of the dugout and it was yet another sewage spill. this was smaller than the one in june when a clogged pipe flooded sewage on the bottom floor of the coliseum. players font a's and the visiting seattle mariners were -- players for the a's and the visiting seattle mariners were scrambling for another locker room. last night, infielder jed lowrie said there is no carpet down there. he is referring to the dugout so it's a little better but it's still pretty gross. it's repulsive honestly. this is certainly ammo in the campaign for a new ballpark for the a's possibly in the south bay. but the san francisco giants
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have been fighting that because of their territorial rights. the latest is the city of san jose filed suit against the mlb trying to get this whole issue out of limbo. there's going to be a hearing on october 4. >> anne makovec, live in oakland, thank you. a young boy gets caught in the crossfire of a shootout in oakland and is hit with glass at 5:00 yesterday afternoon as the boy was in the back seat of a car in oakland. it came from a window shattered by bullets when people in two vehicles fired at one another. a woman said the shootout happened right in front of her home. i heard gunshots. my son said, mama, those not firecrackers, those gunshots. [ crying ] >> she held a cool cloth to the child's neck until the paramedics arrived. the people with the guns still out there on the loose. the shooting happened on the very same day the city was promised some federal money to
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put more police officers on the streets. >> i would be here saying it was wonderful if we were getting two additional officers. the fact that it's 10, that's a whole squad of officers, you can run an operation. >> five years ago, oakland had 837 police officers. that number is now down to 614. convicted serial killer joseph naso will likely live his final years at san quentin prison. yesterday a jury recommended the death penalty something that rarely happens in marin county courtrooms. naso was found guilty last month of killing four women in northern california between '77 and '94. the judge has 20 days to decide whether to go along with the jury's recommendation. >> i'm never have her back but i'm glad justice was served and we can put this to rest after 35 years. >> even if the judge agrees with the recommendation, the 79-
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year-old will probably die on death row. california only executed 13 people since capital punishment was reinstated since 1978. there have been no executions in the state in 7 years because of a legal challenge to lethal injections. more charges are filed against the south bay child care worker accused of molesting young girls. 20-year-old nick lhermine from morgan hill was charged earlier with sexual assault involving three girls ages 5, 6 and 7. he had been a child care worker at the ymca. investigators contacted parents of other children under his care and found two more alleged victims. 6:08. there's no sign of what used to be a staple on san francisco's market street. earlier this month, police confiscated playing equipment for chess games. dozens of people mostly the homeless would gather between fifth and sixth street every day to play chess. chess players aren't the problem, though. police say the area has become a hub for illegal gambling and drug use. san francisco's
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transportation agency is making an effort to improve the reliability of taxi service. new service standards have been adopted for dispatchers setting requirements for the number of successful of calls per day. those requirements will increase every year through 2015. "star wars" creator george lucas to build an cultural arts museum in the presidio national park one of three projects now being considered for a plot of land in the parkland. his museum would showcase visual, storytelling and house his $1 billion art collection which includes illustrations by normal rockwell and maxfield parish. he plans to finance it himself. oakland has a new bicycle path through piedmont avenue through the mcarthur bart station and into emeryville. the first green bike path is part of a bigger plan to increase bike access to bart
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stations. oakland is looking to put more paths on major streets. 6:09. while people in colorado are busy assessing floodwater damage the neighbors are bracing for overflows. the next state the water is headed to. >> smartphone users might notice something different this morning. the new software coming to your phone. >> here comes summer temperatures going to be heating up today but there's a chance of showers in the forecast too. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and we have been watching an accident in lafayette may have already been cleared to the right-hand shoulder. westbound 24 by the acalanes road exit, we'll have travel times and check the bay bridge toll plaza after this break. ,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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[ telephone rings ] good evening, this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. old aye-vuh-nee perez...who taken from her georgia home yesterday. these tw the police and fbi are
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trying to find a 14-year-old girl taken from her georgia home yesterday. these two men allegedly pried open the back door of the family home shot the family dog and took the girl hostage with her mother, told the men she had no money or jewelry to give to them. the mother told them that so they took the girl. the girl's friends classmates held a candlelight vigil yesterday. >> we're sad and confused. >> the suspects are demanding $10,000 in ransom. the major flooding in parts of colorado caused widespread damage to the state's farming lands. agricultural officials say the main concerns are about damaged produce crops and irrigation ditches, but it's also bringing relief to the state's drought and will benefit next season. parts of nebraska are bracing for possible overflows from the floods in neighboring colorado. forecasters are keeping an eye on the crest stages of area
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rivers. >> mess there. but at least the weather is getting better. >> that's true. how about traffic, liz? >> it looks like our mobile5 is taking a break but you can see 101 there near sfo and everything is moving along okay along the peninsula. you can see traffic zipping on by past our photographer brian. thank you for that live look. let's go to our maps and other live traffic cameras. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza where it is stacking up towards the first overcrossing there in the distance. 10 or 15 minutes to get you on the bay bridge. they turned the metering lights on this morning at 5:52. so let's go towards westbound 24. turns out this accident is not a big deal. it's already cleared to the right-hand shoulder in lafayette all lanes reopened. and as our morning commute gets under way we are starting to see definitely more cars on the road heading towards the macarthur maze and the bay bridge toll plaza. but so far down the eastshore freeway 20 minutes from the
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carquinez bridge to the maze looking good through berkeley. they are doing the sand removal once again along the great highway. we have a slightly updated location. it's the southbound lanes of the great highway. those remain closed between lincoln way and skyline. we don't know yet when they are going to be able to re-open but we know that northbound traffic is getting by okay. mass transit also on time. that is your latest "timesaver traffic." for more on your forecast, our temperatures warming up, here's lawrence. >> what a beautiful summer day we have ahead. lots of sunshine coming our way. mostly clear skies this morning. we are going to start heating things up throughout the day. temperatures right now out the door temperatures mainly in the 50s and low 60s. clear start to the day and then looks like a warmer day for all of us and not as windy. big changes though coming up as we head in toward friday and the weekend. maybe some showers headed our way. but let's enjoy the next couple of days. low pressure kicking eastward. you have high pressure now building into the bay area. that means we are going to see a lot of sunshine and temperatures warming up outside. even along the coastline plenty
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of sunshine. check this out our futurecast model showing you skies mostly clear. it's strong for this time of year. a chance of showers toward friday evening. over friday night into saturday morning. widely scattered showers nothing major. fall is coming our way in a hurry. temperatures into the 80s into san jose. we'll see about 86 in morgan hill. 79 degrees in san mateo. 60s maybe a couple of low 70s toward the coastline. 80s into the interior valleys today. 85 napa valley. 78 oakland sunny. 84 kentfield. 71 degrees in san francisco. next couple of days, we are going to crank up that summer heat. then by friday we start to cool down. clouds roll in slight chance of showers overnight friday and into saturday. so enjoy the such sunshine.
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apple is releasing ios 7, the latest software for the mobile phones. ceo tim cook touts it as the biggest change to the mobile world since the original iphone. anyone who owns a 4 or later model should be able to download ios 7. the new software is trending now on social media. so is bb15, stand for big brother season 15 and tonight is the season finale. of course you can catch it right here on kpix 5 at 9:30. happy "hump day," obamacare, and blessed. one tweeter said i was late for the train but luckily the train was late for me so blessed. >> another best news received today, my sister is having a girl. so there you go. that's what's trending. remember, you can follow us on twitter @cbs sf. mad men will stick around until 2015. the final season of the tv show attracting millions will be
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flit into two parts now. amc confirmed the first seven episode will air spring next year and then 2015 for the final episodes of "mad men." fans who love jackie chan could see more of him. he is planning a theme park in china. state media there says the jackie chan world park now under development in beijing right now. the theme park will have five major areas in various cultural exhibitions centers. a jackie chan museum is also scheduled to open sometime this year in shanghai. america's cup race continues but it looks like the american team isn't the only one losing. what else is falling behind. >> and i'm dennis o'donnell. one giant does something he hasn't done since may and josh reddick looks to help the a's lower the magic number. a thrilling finish coming up. >> what's cool about your school? you can submit your nomination on our website at
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sunny and clear around the bay area this morning. what a gorgeous summer day it's going to be. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and the worst delays it is now through the altamont pass and the livermore valley. that drive time is in the red. plus we are just getting word of a new crash along the peninsula. we'll tell you where. "timesaver traffic" coming up. good morning, everybody. the tarps are coming off. the a's announced yesterday that the third deck will be open to the public during the play-offs increasing the capacity at to 48,000 people. only a shade over 18,000 last night to see the a's and the angels. gray struck out mike trout with
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runners in scoring position. six innings of work for gray backed by great defense. look at reddick to keep the score at 1. angels threatening get. hamilton with a chance to give the halos the lead but he struck out and the a's win in the 9th inning, by a final count of 2-1. new york week tonight against the mets tied at 4, the former met angel pagan that's his first home run since the inside the park job in may. giants beat the mets 8-5. buckshaw, martin chavez, that's the great corner pocket. earthquakes beat the impact 3- nil. america's cup racing canceled yesterday on the bay due to winds up to 25 knots so they are going to resume today with new zealand needing just two more wins to take the cup. we'll be out there to see if u.s. can stay alive. so the a's magic number is down to 6. and don't forget the
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49ers and colts sunday kpix 5. so get ready for that one of that's it, everybody. i'm dennis o'donnell. we'll see up tonight. play of the day major league baseball brett lowrie makes a nice diving stab to get his man. there he goes. from third to first. got him. good enough for the play of the day. blue jays beat the yankees 2-0 the final in toronto. the america's cup could wrap up today. new zealand leads the cup 7-1 and could win the competition by winning both races. and it's just not the american team that stands to lose. the city of san francisco could lose millions. the city has projected the races would bring in almost $1.5 billion for city businesses. but far fewer people than expected showed up and the city is in the home. mayor lee says he is raising private money to cover the cost of improvements it took to get the cup here. >> we're down to $20 million at
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last count. >> right. we raised about $16 million, $17 million to cover, it's been going pretty good. >> the mayor says the city needs to raise between $3 million and $4 million more to cover the costs. 6:26 now. a rally happening at san francisco state today. the delicate art program students are fighting to keep. >> and the 12 families of the victims in the tragic navy yard shooting looking for answers. we'll share some of their stories including one victim with a bay area connection. ,, ,,,,
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald week. what's plaguing the system. it's only wednesday but caltrain riders have already dealt with a host of headaches
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all week long. what's plaguing the system? a bay area minister and his service dog are struck by a car. they walk away unharmed, but what neighbors are now doing to help find the driver. >> one of the nicest final days of summer outside. lots of sunshine coming our way. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and it's a mess along the peninsula northbound 101 near sierra point parkway. two lanes are blocked, multi- vehicle crash. we'll have the latest travel times coming up. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, september 18. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:30. new details are emerging in the washington navy yard shooting. security clearance checks are under scrutiny after the defense contractors' deadly rampage. >> and we are learning aaron alexis suffered from serious mental health problems including paranoia and a sleep disorder. alexis had called police last month to say he was hearing voices and was being followed. police say they did warn the navy officials about that call but never heard back from them. two days before the attack, he practiced at a shooting range
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and then bought a shotgun legally. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran with information about some of the shooting victims. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. 12 families are still grieving this morning and we're learning that one of those families is here in the bay area. that would be the family of mary francis knight pictured here. she taught classes at virginia community college in addition to her work at the navy yard. she just celebrated her daughter's wedding three months ago. >> i think nightmare would be a short-term. as family spokesperson, it's been extremely difficult to witness her mother and father go through this. her father is retired special forces. she leaves behind her mother and her father and two young daughters, not even of 30 years of age, so it has been quite difficult. >> other victims include martin bodrog, a sunday schoolteacher and a 22-year navy veteran. his family said he was often
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wearing a boston bruins jersey and shorts even in fact snow walking his dog and helping shovel driveways for his elderly neighbors. >> everything about marty just a great guy, you know, wonderful husband, you know, father. >> and there was 62-year-old kathy gaarde an animal lover and hockey fan nearing retirement. her husband says when he first heard reports of the shooting he thought surely his wife was okay. after all, 3,000 people worked at the facility and there were nine other families who thought the same thing. these are the families who right now are grasping for answers as the investigation into why this happened continues. reporting live in the studio, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> president obama says tougher background checks might have prevented monday's shootings. advocates in the senate say they are several shows the shy of getting legislation passed to prevent mentally ill people from buying guns. a blind bay area minister
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is asking for an apology from a hit-and-run driver. he was walking in his east palo alto neighborhood monday night when a car backed into them. he and the dog were not hurt but the person who hit them drove away from the scene. >> more emotional, the fear of walking down the street and -- and -- and, uhm, having this just sense of being hit by a car all the time, cars driving past you and you get this horrible feeling whether or not they are going to hit you. >> neighbors have been passing out flyers to see if anyone may have seen or heard the incident happen. san mateo county supervisors have turned down a plan to resell sheriff's deputies old weapons. the sheriff's department had asked the board to amend a county ordnance and allow it to sell more than 700 used guns. they would first be offered to sworn officers and the rest would be sold to gun manufacturer smith & wesson. but supervisors worried the guns could end up on the streets. the opposite effect of a recent gun buy-back program there.
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>> we think that gun buy-back makes people safer so why would we then turn around and provide guns, haha, eventually replacement guns, if you will? >> while the supervisors rejected sales to firearms to smith & wesson they did agree to let sheriff's deputies buy back their own used guns. newtown action alliance is marking nine months since the school shooting in connecticut with a trip to washington. a gunman killed 23 people, 20 of them children, at sandy hook elementary in mid-december. the alliance is on capitol hill to push for gun control. the visit was scheduled well before monday's shooting at the washington navy yard. we now have a look at a man wanted for a takeover robbery from two months ago. san leandro police released this sketch. they say two men climbed through an open window while a family slept on the night of july 14. they threatened the family and demanded money. the victims complied and no one was hurt. the sketch was made after other leads went cold. happening today in san
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francisco, a rally aimed at keeping the glass program alive at san francisco state university. the glass blowing class is in the fine arts building but officials say that room is needed for other students and the program will end when the semester is over. the rally to change that is planned on campus for 2:00 this afternoon. an international digital disease detection conference begins today in san francisco. it will focus on the use of the internet and other technology to detect early signs of disease outbreaks. the event runs through friday at the university of san francisco. 6:35. we have less than a month for bart and the unions to come to a contract agreement. they have until october 11 to avoid another potential bart strike and from what we're told, the two sides have a lot of work to do. the talks are long, the mood is tense. both sides blaming one another for not budging on any issues. yesterday day 2 of 10 scheduled negotiations sessions. the unions offering a 17% wage increase over three years.
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but bart says no way. >> there are people working late into the night. we're talking still 112, $115 million over four years. >> we are not here to play games or collect 4$00,000 from the public like mr. hock is doing and not doing his job. if he doesn't like to negotiate, he should go back home. >> lawmakers and governor brown have expressed they have no intention of intervening. caltrain is apologizing to its riders for problems that have caused a major headache all week long. there were mechanical problems monday and tuesday on a number of trains. they are using diesel locomotives and many of them are 25 years or older. near the end of their expected lives. "the examiner" reports caltrain plans to have an all-electric fleet by the year 2019. a rapid bus project has been approved for san francisco's van ness avenue. two lanes both directions on the busy road will become dedicated bus lanes between mission and lombard streets. the $125 million project set to
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begin in the winter of 2015 and should be completed in 2018. time now is 6:37. let's check on the traffic with elizabeth. >> okay. thanks, guys. mobile5 is on the move sort of kind of. they are in a backup right now along 101. it's because of that accident we mentioned at the top of the hour. actually looks like he is approaching it right now. you can see those flashing lights. this is northbound 101 near sierra point parkway. so coming from south san francisco into brisbane you are going to get stuck in this. and maybe as our photographer brian rolls past we can get a better idea of what's going on. chp is on scene. they are working to clear it. it was a multi-vehicle accident and it was first reported just about 15 minutes ago. once you get past that sierra point exit, it looks like brian is going to begin to pick up speed so once again things are moving at the limit past the accident. over to the bay bridge, we have a backup because the metering lights are turned on shortly before 6:00, 5:52 to be exact.
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so it is stacking up towards the overcrossings. and not helping matters, all right, i guess the accident is there. we were getting first reports of an accident near treasure island westbound 80. it must be either in the tunnel or just past it because this is a live look at traffic on the new span on the new eastern span reportedly blocking one lane involving several cars so this won't help the bay bridge commute. bart is on time with more than 45 trains. that is your latest traffic. for more on your forecast, here's lawrence. >> summer sunshine making a return to the bay area looking good as we sail through the day. legs wind and warmer temperatures. outside now a couple of cool spots. 49 in napa. 53 in pacifica but we have some 60s into santa rosa and 56 in san jose. this afternoon, enjoying some of that sunshine and temperatures heating up in a hurry. 70s and 80s into the south bay.
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east bay temperatures mid- to upper 80s, 88 antioch, 87 concord, 86 livermore. inside the bay should be sunny and bright and not as much wind today. 71 san francisco. 78 oakland. that's a look at weather. back to you. >> thank you. it's harvest time and in the middle of the night when most of the bay area is asleep, employees at napa valley are working the grape yard shift. for grape pickers at this winery in napa, the process of making world class wines begins in the early hours of the morning. they are up as early as 2 a.m. and loving it. but why? >> night harvest is fantastic. the crew likes it because it's cool and more comfortable that are the heat of the afternoon. >> napa valley is home to the highest paid agricultural jobs in the country. the harvest lasts through october and this is the crew's only shift. they are off at 10 a.m. >> time now is 6:39. a green technology company in
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the bay area is declaring bankruptcy. how it affects your wallet. >> and before you pick up that morning coffee, there's one item you may not be able to bring into your local starbucks. tell you what that is. >> and the market just opened up about 10 minutes ago. let's get to a quick look at the early numbers. a bit of a mixed bag this morning. coming up, we get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. ,,,, goodnight. thanks, olivia.
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servants systems for electr vehicles... has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. tality" makes charging a san francisco company that makes charging systems for electric vehicles has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. ecotality makes charging and power storage systems under the blink and minute brands for vehicles including the nissan leaf. it had received $100 million from the department of energy.
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but the company suffered from disappointing sales, despite efforts to promote electric cars. >> the bay area has probably the most charging stations of any large metropolitan area in the country. across the united states, there's over 10,000 charging stations. >> the san francisco company released a statement saying, while under chapter 11 protection, ecotality intends to continue to maintain and operate the blink network of ev chargers. one of the world's largest automakers is taking on tesla. general motors announced it's working on an electric vehicle that could go 200 miles on a charge and cost about $30,000. tesla's model s is about $70,000. but tesla officials say in three or four years, they will have a car priced at $35,000. higher mortgage rates have not slowed down new home construction across the country. here's kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks on this wednesday to chat about it. >> reporter: good morning. some good news for a key part
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of the housing market. the commerce department says that single-family home starts rose 7% in august from july. that was the biggest gain in six months. also permits for single family hopes up 6% which offsets the new apartment construction which swings widely month to month. we saw a rise in permits of 3%. there was easing on mortgage prices also last week helping that market out. federal reserve wraps up a two-day meeting this morning and most observers on wall street are expecting the fed to announce it will begin to trim its monthly bond purchases. currently totaling $85 billion. the market is expecting about $10 billion to be pulled back. anything more and you could city a severe reaction on the stock market. electronic arts naming a new ceo. andrew wilson, who headed up ea sports, responsible for the madden and other franchises,
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will take over that role six months after the previous ceo resigned. stock market off to a mixed start awaiting the fed decision. the dow is down by 20. nasdaq up 4. s&p flat. ea shares down 1.5%. adobe doing well off its earnings report up 7.25%. >> thank you, jason brooks from kcbs news. his face looks like he was stuck in the bathroom of the frat house for days here. not happy but today, the old grumpy cat or its owner anyway is smiling. the furry little facebook phenom has an endorsement deal, the face of friskies. there is also a grumpy cat book and movie deal in the works as well for that happy little critter. >> a movie deal? >> why not? starbucks says guns and coffee are not a good combination and the company's ceo is telling coffee drinkers, keep your guns at home now.
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the move comes after the growing frequency of starbucks appreciation days when gun rights advocates bring firearms to starbucks cafes. the company says it hopes people abide by its rule but says it will still serving customers who bring in firearms. the old saying can't walk and chew gum at the same time has evolved into a 21st century phenomenon. people can't walk and talk on the phone. more and more encounters, bumping into others, are sending people to the hospital. a study finds the number of emergency room visits due to people walking with their cell phones has risen more than five fold since 2005. so what kind of people most likely to get in trouble texting and walking? >> extremely smart. perhaps lacking in common sense. >> just walk around like this. >> i have seen it multiple times. people walking into doors. >> so smart with no common sense. most of them are between 16 and
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25 years old. there are now public awareness campaigns to get people to put down the phones and just walk. >> you know, when you go on a curb and you're walking, that's when, you know, it really gets scary. you get on broadway here going out to get coffee, wait a minute! cars coming. >> you just have to be careful, liz. >> you do. i know. i have had people bump into me, too walking down the embarcadero. we are watching a couple different things. first to the bay bridge, it is unfortunately a very slow crawl all across the deck this morning. there is an accident involving four cars, a couple of lanes blocked. it's on the suspension span past treasure island. it sounds like it's closer towards the fremont street exit. but you can see cars are moving at a very slow pace from the incline all the way up towards the san francisco side of the bridge and behind the pay gates, the metering lights are turned on before 6:00 so we're also left with a big backup there that extends into the maze. and also, just a heads up. this is our other issue we have going on now. the west grand ramp to west 80 in the maze is also closed due
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to an overturned big rig. so we're watching that again, as well. first reports of that new accident just coming in. if you want to continue to use the san mateo bridge, everything looks good on southbound 880 and 92 as you make your way across the span from hayward towards the peninsula. this has been our other problem spot this morning. it's still there blocking up to one lane. this is northbound 101 sierra point parkway. traffic is very slow from grand all the way out towards brisbane. mass transit would be another great option because everything is on time including all bart trains. they have more than 50 all on schedule right now. that is the latest "timesaver traffic." for more on your forecast and these temperatures heating up here's lawrence. >> yeah. one last gasp of summer. we are going to see some beautiful weather. we have a live shot a few high clouds cruising on overhead looking good as we've got mostly sunny skies coming our way and a gentle sea breeze into the afternoon.
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otherwise, these temperatures are going to be warming up today. and then some big changes as we head in toward friday. in fact, the clouds rolling in there's even a chance of showers on the way. for today enjoy the sunshine. high pressure building in and warming things up outside. not going to be as windy. of course we had those strong gusty winds over 30 miles per hour in some parts of the bay area. not as strong for today. around the state 80s into the central valley 67 and mostly sunny today in eureka. 70 degrees into monterey bay and 68 in lake tahoe. around the bay today, you will find upper 80s in some of the warmest spots inland. 70s and 80s and sunny around the bay and sunny at the coast, too. temperatures there into the 60s. next couple of days, we are going to warm up those temperatures nicely. then we'll cool down on friday with more clouds on the way. slight chance of showers friday night and into saturday. >> time to check out your schoolcast. we have valle vista elementary school in petaluma. that's one cool school! lots of sunshine coming your way. if you are starting out the day
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cool early on but by lunchtime about mid-70s there. then when you get out temperatures in the upper 80s. if you would like to nominate your school for our schoolcast, go to and you can enter there. >> all right. sounds good, lawrence, thanks. time now for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." this is a big show. it's gayle king, she joins us live in new york on a wednesday. good morning. >> reporter: it is a big show. but frank and michelle, before we get started. should i be worried about the 49ers or was this just early in the season? >> i don't know. >> i like your team. >> yeah. don't worry about the 9ers. i think they will bounce back. >> oh, yeah. >> from your lips to god's ears. got it. ahead, military misconduct. mental health issues, run-ins with the law. john miller with new information on why the navy yard shooter was given security clearance despite red flags. plus only on "cbs this morning," skydiver felix
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bumgarner reveals never-before- seen video of his record- breaking freefall from the edge of space. and today is "hump day." we'll introduce you to the creative team behind this wildly popular geico, everybody knows it the "hump day" ad. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you at 7:00. frank and michelle, let's hear your best "hump day"! >> frank, you go first. >> "hump day"! >> let's hear it frank. [ laughter ] >> how was that? >> michelle? >> he did it for both of us. >> lawrence our weather guy nails it. but he is hiding over in the corner right now. >> have a great day. >> thank you. it is 6:52. serial killer joseph naso could soon be on death row. when the judge will make that final call coming up. >> reporter: and 7th inning stink. despite a good run for the a's, they are having more drama at coliseum. we'll tell you about the sewage spill up next. ,, ,,,,
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where mutliple fatalaties a are learning more about the year-old civilian contractoo walked into a washington, d navy base and killed 12 peo als say aaron alex investigators are learning for about the 34-year-old civilian contractor who walked into a washington, d.c. navy base and killed 12 people. aaron alexis had been seeking help for mental health issues. jurors in marin county recommended the death penalty for serial killer joseph naso. the 79-year-old was convicted of killing four northern california women in the '70s and '90s including two from yuba county. the judge has 20 days to look it over make sure all the rules are followed before making his final decision. floodwaters in colorado are starting to recede. army helicopters were able to rescue 800 stranded people yesterday. but there are still many people who need help getting to safety. there are an estimated 19,000 homes damaged or destroyed. and the markets will be paying very close attention today to the federal reserve chairman fed chairman ben
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bernanke. he has hind it may be time to end the quantitative easing program. that's when the fed buys government bonds to lower interest rates and boost the economy. america's cup races 11 and 12 are scheduled this afternoon after being canceled yesterday because of high winds. new zealand could win by winning both races. everything has been coming up roses for the a's this year but the same can't be said for the coliseum which was hit by another sewage problem during last night's game. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec joins us now live from oakland with the problem the aging stadium is dealing with. naacp. >> reporter: another nasty stingy problem. the good knew is that everything should be clear by the 12:35 game against the angels. a lot of eyes on the oakland as right now. yesterday they sold out the regular capacity of seats for any division series game at coliseum. and then there was that sewage backup into the a's dugout
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during the 7th inning last night. the toilet overflowed. and water started seeping from the bathroom into the dugout. now, a similar event happened in june. that was was much worse. sewage spilled into the clubhouse the empire room the manager office and the bathrooms on the club yesterday. yesterday's spill wasn't half as bad but we saw some quotes from playing saying it was a good coating of sewage in the dugout. another one calling it, quote, repulsive! this is all good ammo in the campaign for a new ballpark for the a's which is a possibility for the future in downtown san jose. but the san francisco giants have been fighting that because of territorial rights. recently the city of san jose filed suit. that suit is coming up for a hearing on october 4. right now live in oakland, anne makovec, kpix 5. we have some breaking news out of ottawa, canada, where multiple fatalities are reported in a collision between a passenger train and a double- decker city bus.
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you see the bus on the left. these images come from the cbc news up in canada. you can see the front end of the bus was completely ripped off. the accident occurred just outside of a suburban train station in the west end in the middle of the commute. we'll update you throughout the morning. just a couple of quick notes on traffic. we have confirmed west grand ramp to westbound 80 is closed. there was an overturned trailer to a big rig. bay bridge may be a good one to avoid. we are watching an accident near the harrison exit. so traffic is slow across the span. >> all right. a lot of sunshine coming our way today. a beautiful shot this morning. our mount vaca cam a couple of high clouds cruising on overhead. temperatures now running into the upper 40s in the napa valley. we have 50s elsewhere by the afternoon though enjoying summer sunshine all the way to the coastline. beautiful maybe some 60s and 70s even at the beaches. a little warmer even tomorrow. >> excuse me, lawrence, what day is it? >> it is "hump day"! >> delivered!
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