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>> a bay area woman up for one of the most powerful jobs in the world. the head of the federal reserve. >> would you believe that this is still on store shelved? >> you're kidding me. >> tainted chickens sickened hundreds but no recall and this strain of salmonella is particularly hard to treat. >> from across the bay to around the world -- >> we can't make extortion routine as part of our democracy. >> -- the stories that matter on kpix 5 news this morning. >> scherzer has done it again! >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning, it's wednesday, october 9. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. developing now at 6:00, several people had to evacuate their homes when a fire started at a berkeley fourplex. this is near san pablo avenue. it started around midnight at the top floor. the man who lives there went to every unit, banged on the doors and told people to get out. one evacuee says she wasn't
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aware of the seriousness of the situation at first. >> i couldn't go to sleep and i hear somebody banging on my door that their apartment is on fire. i didn't know what to do. first of all i don't want to open the door to a crazy person. it could be somebody trying to break in. i get my roommate and it hit me. it smelled like fire. so we had to get out. >> no one was injured and firefighters are investigating how it started. happening today it president obama is expected to nominate federal reserve vice chair janet yellen as the new fed chairman. yellen was a professor at uc- berkeley in the 1980s and 90s 90s. if approved by the senate, yellen would become the first woman to be head of the fed. kpix 5's cate caugiran will have more on yellen's ties to the bay area coming up in our next half hour. and new this morning, a stanford professor won the nobel prize in chemistry. michael levitt among three scientists awarded the prize this morning. together, they laid the foundation for computer models
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used to understand and predict chemical processes. the royal swedish academy of sciences said their work made classical physics work side by side with quantum physics. let's check in with elizabeth for a check on our morning commute and "kcbs traffic" report. >> a fatal accident in richmond a traffic alert issued since we have been on the air at 4:30 and you can see the car involved. the driver of that car was killed after the car lost control flipped over after a short police chase. the off-ramp westbound 80 at central avenue is shut down. we are still waiting for word from chp for an idea of when they will re-open the off-ramp. the main lines of the freeway are not impacted. they remain open but they obviously still have to clear the scene and finish the investigation. coming down the eastshore freeway, you can use carlson boulevard as your alternate for an off-ramp. in the meantime, we are seeing
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a little bit of slowing not much, like i said the main lines of westbound 80 remain free and clear continuing towards the macarthur maze. that's the latest from the "kcbs traffic center." with more on your forecast this morning, we have roberta gonzales in for lawrence. >> hi there, elizabeth. good morning to all of you. as you take a look at our live kpix weather camera looking towards the bay bridge, might not look it to you but actually this is the most active weather day of the workweek. currently our air temperatures are all uniform in the 50s due to partly cloudy conditions. and we have a hint of some fog that's worked its way into the bay. now, this is an area of low pressure. it is actually producing some rain-snow mix in the high sierra this morning. and it's nicking the eastern and also the southern portion of our bay area. that's going to bring the temperatures down today from yesterday by a good 4 or 5 degrees. san francisco 67. we'll have the full pinpoint forecast coming up but first, michelle and also frank. >> okay, 6:03.
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a body found in a stairwell of the same hospital where a patient went missing last month and now lynne spalding's family wants answers. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec at san francisco general. the body could have been in a stairwell there for a couple of weeks. >> reporter: yeah. so many questions this morning about this bizarre case. because this woman went missing almost three weeks ago so this morning, we are waiting for a positive identification on the body that was found here yesterday and a cause of death. >> there are a lot of things strange about this case. i don't have to tell you that finding a dead body in the stairwell of a hospital is in itself strange. >> reporter: all indications point to the possibility that body belongs to 57-year-old lynne spalding. she was in the hospital for an infection and went missing after reporting feeling disoriented from her medication. that was on september 21. then yesterday, an employee found a woman's body in an exterior stairway just outside
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of fire emergency door on hospital's fourth floor. a spokesman for spaulding's family says she has two grown daughters now just waiting by the phone. >> it's very difficult when you get a call from someone saying we think we found your mother's body and then to spend the day literally by the phone hoping for information one way or the other. she's just on an emotional roller coaster. >> reporter: so we're wondering right now how long that body has been there. the hospital has not released any information on that. and if it's been there for a long time, how could it have gone unnoticed ? we'll stay on top of this for you. live at san francisco general hospital, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> spaulding is a native of england. she lived in an apartment less than a mile from the hospital. a sunnyvale man has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing two children at a daycare. police say 68-year-old jose christoval velandria worked at a child care facility and was a
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relative of the owner. he was arrested last week. investigators are asking parents to think their children who may have been victims to come forward. a san francisco man accused of operating silk road is due in federal court today. the 29-year-old was arrested last week and is now facing drug and money laundering charges. he is also accusedded of hiring an undercover agent to kill a former coworker. a petaluma man is in custody on a million dollars bail after sheriff's deputies found live pipe bombs in his home. family members called 911 from the house on quarry street late monday. they told police 30-year-old ishmael moylan was suicidal. sheriff's deputies convinced had i am to come out and found the explosives when they searched the house. two were detonated, two others taken away for examination. furloughed federal food safety scientists called back to work in light of the salmonella outbreak linked to chicken from here in california. the outbreak involves several strains of salmonella that are resistant to antibiotics.
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almost 300 people got sick after eating foster farms chicken. more than 40% of the patients wound up in the hospital. usda has put out a public health alert but there's no recall yet. some new developments on the budget impasse that shut down much of the federal government. today the house is expected to approve a plan to restore benefits to the families of fallen u.s. servicemembers. the families of 17 service members have been denied benefits including a $100,000 payment due within 36 hours of death. >> death gratuity is to help funeral costs and living expenses. >> house speaker john boehner says he won't let the house vote on any budget that doesn't include changes to healthcare reform. the deadline to address the debt ceiling is a little more than a week away. the shutdown has prompted first lady michelle obama to cancel a trip here to california planned for the weekend. the trip was to include stops
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at some democratic fundraisers right here in the bay area. the cliff house restaurant got caught defying the government's shutdown orders. the privately owned cliff house is on federal land. it closed when the shutdown first began. but after a few days, the owners decided it was worth a shot to re-open. yesterday evening federal officials gave the restaurant a slap on the wrist and shut it down again. >> we have gone through fires, floods, everything. this never happened. >> so until the crisis is resolved weddings and other events are canceled and 170 employees are furloughed. another victim of the government shutdown is just down the street from the cliff house. this weekend's sandcastle contest at ocean beach has been canceled for the first time in 30 years. ocean beach is part of the golden gate national recreation area which is under federal jurisdiction. kids from more than 20 schools were set to compete and thousands of people were expected to show up on saturday. >> time to figure it out. 6:08. the bart cooling-off period ends tomorrow night at midnight
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and there's still no deal between the two sides. that means bart and the unions have less than two full days to reach some sort of agreement. negotiators did work until about 10:00 last night. we don't know much of what's going on behind the closed doors because of a gag order but bart's chief negotiator thomas hock gave us a little insight. >> things are moving. it's not very fast but just got to play it out. >> union leaders have stop short of giving a 72-hour notice of a strike. they rallied for support at frank ogawa plaza in oakland yesterday. and we'll follow the bart talks down to the wire tomorrow night. stay with kpix 5, for the very latest. be careful driving around school zones today. international walk and roll to schoolday is happening. it's a move to get people to be more active and to promote pedestrian safety. a lot of children will be on foot or bicycles on the way to dozens of bay area schools today. well, it's do or die for
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the a's tomorrow. they will host the tigers in the fifth and deciding game of their american league division series. oakland could have wrapped up the series in detroit yesterday. >> the tigers win with their backs to the wall. >> well, it just wasn't meant to be as the a's fell to the tigers 8-6. and dennis o'donnell is going to have some highlights in your morning sports report in just a few minutes. by the way, game time at the coliseum is 5:00 tomorrow. the a's are generating excitement across the bay area and in our studios, too. many are jumping on the baseball bandwagon right now. fans gathered yesterday at oakland's new parkway theater to see game 4 on the big screen. >> oakland is a big city and we need to get our names on the map and say this is oakland these are the a's and we are going to make it happen, take the title. >> if the a's win tomorrow, they will face the boston red sox in the american league
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championship series. >> i'm hoping. that would be quite the matchup. >> it would be. time now 6:10. another nobel prize winner from our area. the stanford professor recognized for his work in chemistry. >> and it's an image of jesus christ like we have never seen before. the body art mixed with religion that's causing a controversy. >> we actually have some rain and snow in throughout the state of california. we'll pinpoint those locations as well as your forecast to get you out the door. >> and the metering lights are just turned on at 6:02 this morning and traffic is quickly filling in, in those fastrak lanes. we'll have the latest on your drive to work after the break. ,, ,,,,,,
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faculty of stanford school of medicine. kcbs radio's matt bigler joins us. >> reporter: this is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of science and it's going to michael levitt as you mentioned. he is a physicist here at stanford university. and we are outside his apartment. his modest apartment here just off the stanford campus. one of his roommates -- one of his neighbors came out a couple of minutes ago in his bathrobe to ask what the commotion was all about and i had the pleasure to tell him your neighbor is a nobel prize winner so it's amazing news. mr. dr. levitt got the phone call all the way from sweden at 2:11 this morning. >> michael levitt. >> i was sure the first call was a wrong number because nobody ever calls me. i don't ever answer the phone. no one calls me. i get text messages and emails but no phone calls and then they called again and i managed to answer it. and it was clear that it was
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from sweden. it was sort of nice because they tell you who else won the prize so you don't feel bad that someone you think should have got it didn't get it or got it or whatever. >> reporter: dr. levitt compared the adrenaline rush that he got from receiving the news when he found out it was a legitimate announcement to get a quadruple shot of espresso. that's how fast his heart was pumping at the time. so just to explain a little bit about what this award is recognizing, in the '70s dr. levitt was part of a team with two other scientists working on computer modeling of molecules. back in chemistry class you put together molecules that were -- with sticks and balls and stuff like that. now they are using computers to do all that work and it was dr. levitt who first pioneered that work in the '70s and again, he is being honored with two other scientists who will split $1.2 million and the nobel prize for chemistry. back to you guys.
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>> that is quite the honor. all right, matt harvey live at stanford from kcbs radio, thank you very much. >> four or five mics clipped to his tie that early in the morning. >> a quadruple shot of espresso. the off-ramp is closed in richmond westbound 80 by central avenue still shut down after a fatal accident investigation. we still have a live crew on scene. you can see the car involved the driver of the car lost control, flipped over and was killed. they may open the off-ramp between 6:30 and 7 a.m. the main lines of the freeway are not impacted. let's check the maps and our road sensors. westbound 80 is slow through richmond el cerrito but not super unusual for this i am too. morning. in fact, we have a live look approaching carlson. the off-
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ramp is shut down. westbound 580 heavy out of tracy off 205 and continues that way to vasco road probably to isabel now and then we see traffic moving at the speed limit once again so drive time is in the slow category. also very slow now approaching the bay bridge toll plaza. didn't take too long. metering lights were turned on at 6:02 this morning so traffic is filling in the cash and fastrak lanes busy to the overcrossing. roberta has the forecast. found any rain yet? >> no, not here locally but we do anticipate a couple raindrops across the monterey bay area. good morning, everyone. 7:11. that's official sun-up this morning on this ninth day of the month. as you head out the door this morning, you'll notice some partly cloudy conditions and even a little hint of some fog working its way under the golden gate bridge into the bay. otherwise, we will have more sunshine later today and staying on the mild side. a gradual warming trend in the seven-day forecast. with this area of low pressure with a lot of cooler air mass
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associated with it is taking this inside track nicking the eastern and southern portion of our bay area. for the most part, any precipitation is to the east of the bay area. but a wayward raindrop cannot be ruled out of the picture. futurecast there you have the green on the screen due east of coco county. otherwise, a couple of raindrops around the monterey bay. full-on sunshine tonight by sunset. today's highs 60s at the beaches, northwest winds will increase late day 10 to 20 miles per hour adding a chill along the coast and the peninsula. 74 los altos and 7 degrees below normal from san jose through willow glen. swinging around to the eastern portion of our district into the mid-70s. the closer to the central bay we are talking 60s, 70s. 74 in santa rosa when we should be topping off at 79 degrees. here's the extended forecast. we are talking about sunshine
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thursday through tuesday with seasonal autumn highs for this time of the year. >> all right, roberta. thank you. well, a billboard in texas is portraying jesus as a tattoo artist. here it is. the billboard shows jesus christ with his shirt off, his arms spread and is showing off several tatoos. the organization behind the ad directs you to the website and some people say it's derogatory, others think it's a good idea. >> i'm thinking more like it's probably something that is blasphemous, negative. >> trying to target people who probably never set foot in a church. >> so we logged on to the site found information about jesus christ. the website claims it's not part of a church. the developer says they are just sharing their love of jesus christ. the paperwork in the legal battle between a-rod and major league baseball keeps stacking higher. how it plans to get his lawsuit thrown out. >> i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, you are not going to believe what a 19-year-old kid did for the san jose sharks last night. and the a's load the bases in game four against matt scherzer.
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the a's blew the situation. they lost 8-6. game 5 thursday night. red sox and rays, tied at one in the 7th, shane victorino going to beat out the infield single there and the red sox win 3-1 and are going to the alcs. brad stewart debuting for the sharks against the rangers. 19-year-old tomas hertl followed up his two goal night on saturday. see that goal right there? that was his fourth last night. four goals! first time that's happened since 1988. this kid is 19 years old from the czech republic. he goes 6'2", 210. but his girlfriend was there last night. everybody in the audience, you're out of luck for now. i'm dennis o'donnell, see you tonight. he is attached. okay, dennis, thanks. that between your legs goal by that sharks rookie tomas hertl was so good we made it the play of the day. he scores four goals in his third nhl game and also scored on thursday night and on saturday.
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first game with san jose. he's a rookie. somehow i think we'll see a lot more of this 19-year-old czech sensation. by the way, san jose out of the gate a perfect 3-0. >> very nice. >> that is good. >> it is. major league baseball wants a-rod's lawsuit against it thrown out. mlb says rodriguez should abide by the collective bargaining and pursue the appeal of his 211-game suspension through arbitration. a-rod is suing baseball and commissioner bud selig. he claims they used vigilante justice to prove he used performance-enhancing drugs in order to destroy his reputation and also career. 6:26 now. new details about the connecticut woman killed after leading police on a chase near the u.s. capitol. the two items investigators found in a lock box in her car. >> reporter: president obama is expected to nominate federal reserve vice chair janet yellen as the new head of the fed. we'll tell you more about the
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> >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald land? the differing stories that are complicating the solve this problem before it's too late. >> what happened that caused asiana airline flight 214 to crash land? the differing stories that are now complicating the investigation. >> a lawsuit that started off the night with good intentions. she was trying to stop taggers hitting a library then was behind bars. the charges she faces. >> coolest day of the workweek, the details with your pinpoint forecast. >> and we are hearing about a minor fender-bender. it's westbound 80 right before you reach the bay bridge toll
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plaza. what it's doing to your commute into san francisco. we'll let you know coming up. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, october the. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:31. it's october 9. happening today president obama is expected to announce his nomination for the new leader of the federal reserve. she would make history as the first female head of the fed and she has strong local ties. kpix 5's cate caugiran joins us from the newsroom this morning with more on janet yellen's history in the bay area. cate. >> reporter: michelle, yellen would be taking over at a pivotal time. analysts say they are nomination could ease concerns be over the debt ceiling debate in washington. >> i think she is the single best qualified person in the end tire world for this job. >> reporter: in her early years as professor at uc-berkeley's haas school of business in the 1980s, not even janet yellen's closest friends saw her taking the national stage. >> she is shy. she's extremely smart. she's very thoughtful. >> reporter: but professor
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rose, who work alongside yellen for 28 years, says she has burnished her credentials here over the decades. yellen's star has risen here at haas from twice winning excellence in teaching awards to being named professor emeritus. her colleagues say she is ready to head to the fed. she was first appointed to the federal reserve in 1994 and that was a big deal. she served in bill clinton's white house and has continued to rise. yellen has been second in command to ben bernanke at the federal reserve since 2010 and now she could be the first woman at the top in its 100 year history. >> i think a woman as head of the federal reserve a qualified woman would be a very positive thing for this administration. >> reporter: her colleagues at haas say it's likely that yellen would do what bernanke has, keep interest rates low and focus on growth and unemployment at a time when the economy continues to rebound. >> i think that will help propel the economy along a little faster. and that's going to be good for all of us.
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>> reporter: yellen emerged as the top candidate for the job after former treasury secretary lawrence summers withdrew his name after opposition from many democrats. michelle? >> well, cate, we know the nomination will be announced today. do we know when? >> reporter: yes. both dr. yellen and chairman bernanke are scheduled to appear with president obama at the white house around noon for the formal announcement. >> thank you, cate caugiran in the newsroom. a body found in a hospital stairwell may be that of a patient who went missing for weeks. the body was found in an exterior stairwell at san francisco general hospital yesterday. the coroner has not confirmed the identity yet but it's likely to be the body of 57- year-old lynne spalding. she had vanished from a room in the hospital nearly three weeks earlier. >> the fact that she went missing from her bed at san francisco general on saturday, september 21, at 10:15 a.m., and now here on october 8 her body was found in that hospital in a stairwell, i just don't have words for how many
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questions that raises for san francisco general. >> spalding's family and friends have been searching for her since she disappeared last month. san francisco law student is now in trouble with the law herself. she is accused of a hit-and-run and assault with a deadly weapon. megan zato and a friend left a club on lakeshore avenue in oakland saturday night. when they tried to stop a group of people spraying graffiti, the taggers began spraying her car. police say zato took off then returned to run down the vandals but instead, she hit an innocent bystander and then drove off. >> it was hectic outside. a gentleman was trying to cross the street, and a lady with a mercedes hit him. >> james roda is hospitalized right now in critical condition with head injuries. zato was arrested and posted bail. the man shot on an ac transit bus may have shot himself. it happened about 1:30 yesterday afternoon near fontaine street and crest avenue in oakland. ac transit says the driver
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pulled over after hearing the gunshot. the man was hit in the leg and taken to the hospital. no one else was hurt. two people were shot on an ac transit bus just last week. someone hot at the bus on international boulevard and ninth avenue. the two victims' injuries were not life-threatening. new details about the woman shot to death after a bizarre chase in the nation's capital last week. court documents show miram carey had a passport and some foreign currency in a lock box in her car along with other items. but investigators found no information to explain why she drove from connecticut to washington, d.c. and rammed barricades at the white house. and we now know an fbi agent killed a kidnapping and murder suspect from southern california. a coroner's report says james lee dimaggio was shot six times by law enforcement who found him in idaho. he was a subject of a manhunt after 16 we clearly hannah anderson -- after 16-year-old hannah anderson was kidnapped and her mother and brother killed in san diego county in august. a san jose woman had the
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right to use a wooden spoon to spank her daughter as discipline. that's what a panel of judges has ruled. the spoon left bruises on the 12-year-old girl. the child's school found out about it and reported it. the case then went to the state department of justice child abuse database. but the judges ruled the mother did not exceed the bounds of reasonable discipline because she did not intend to cause the bruises. other parents have mixed reactions to the decision. >> i'm a firm believer in spanking and think a lot of kids need and deserve it at times. but there need to be limits. >> there's no need for it anymore really in this day and age. i mean, that was something that was probably acceptable when, you know, "all in the family" was on. >> court documents show the mother tried grounding her daughter for weeks after the girl started acting out claiming she didn't have to do homework. the daughter also started showing an interest in gang culture. police believe they have found the man who punched a manager at a san leandro grocery store. last month's attack at a san
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leandro safeway was captured on video here. 39-year-old charlie johnson finally arrested at his oakland home last week. he faces charges of assault, causing great bodily injury. the store manager is still in the hospital in serious condition. happening today, former pro football player aaron hernandez set to be arraigned in a massachusetts courtroom. the ex-new england patriots tight end is charged with murder in the death of a semi pro football player who was dating the sister of hernandez's girlfriend. time now is 6:37. let's get another look at weather. >> and we are getting a good look at it now because official sun-up is at 7:11. it's brightening up. we have some clouds crossing the horizon. good morning. temperature-wise 45 degrees at this hour in napa. otherwise, pretty uniform numbers into the 50s day to the increased cloud cover. this is what it looks like as far as our satellite and radar is concerned. notice the green and even
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specks of pink and white over the high sierra. that's where we have a winter weather advisory in effect producing 2 to 5" of snow above 6,000 feet in the southern and central sierra. south bay numbers today 8 degrees below normal. low 70s across eastern bay area. central bay 67 san francisco. seven-day forecast still straight ahead. but "kcbs traffic," here's elizabeth. >> thank you, roberta. out we go towards the bay bridge toll plaza. i mentioned that fender-bender in the far right lane. well, it turns out it's still there. they are working to clear it. in the meantime, traffic is backing up towards the west grand overcrossing and the metering lights are on, as well. if you are traveling through the macarthur maze here's a live look westbound 24 at telegraph where through oakland things look good. all right, to the south bay now. northbound 101 at alum rock we have an accident in san jose clearing to the center divide. traffic is stacked up from tully and i just checked. we just got a tweet from chp oakland update there is fatal accident investigation in richmond. the off-ramp will remain closed for another hour from now.
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this is westbound 80 at central avenue. that off-ramp is shut down until at least 7:30 this morning while they continue to clean up and investigate the scene. that is the latest from here in the "kcbs traffic center." back to you. the pilots of the asiana airs flight that crashed at sfo are telling a different story than the ntsb. they say part of the plane's automated flight control system failed. this is the scene at sfo on july 6 of this year after flight 214 crash-landed injuring hundreds and killing 3. the ntsb found no mechanical or electrical problems with the boeing 777. kpix 5's allen martin reports, pilots are saying the automatic speed control system didn't work correctly. >> reporter: immediately after asiana flight 214 crash, aviation experts believe the plane was coming in too low and too slow. now a source close to the investigation tells the "wall street journal" the pilots claim the automated speed control system the autopilot disconnected without warning
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and was a major factor in the deadly accident. but four days after the crash, the ntsb explained why even if that were the case, it wouldn't exonerate the pilots. >> pilots set what he wants in different modes but then there is a responsibility to monitor that he is getting what he asked for. >> reporter: cbs news aviation analyst captain chesley sullenberger says automation in an airplane is never something you set and forget. >> you have to constantly be monitoring it and making sure it's doing everything that's expected and what is intended and when it's not, you have to very quickly and effectively intervene and if necessary take over control and manually fly the airplane and make sure you have a proper flight path. >> reporter: according to the "wall street journal," asiana airlines claims there have been a number of uncommanded auto throttle disconnects with other boeing planes. the ntsb has said investigators initially found no mechanical
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problems with flight 214 but they are investigating further. the lack of experience has to be considered in the factor in the crash along with a lack of team work in the cockpit. >> it's a real mystery to me how this professional crew could get literally within seconds of impact and with no one effectively intervening and saying, we're too slow, push the thrust up, go around, solve this problem before it's too late. >> that was allen martin reporting. the ntsb has scheduled a public hearing on the asiana crash for november 6 and 7. but it's been delayed because of the goverment shutdown. most of the board staff has been furloughed until the budget impasse is straightened out. time now is 6:41. britain's prince george is now three months old and the royal baby mania isn't going away. the new set of pricy coins commemorating the little prince. >> and how about the market, opened up about 10 minutes ago, take a quick look at the early numbers. right now a bit of a mixed bag not doing much of anything right now but we'll crunch the
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numbers and talk all things business with kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks coming up. ,,
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celebrate the christening of prince george. prince william and kate appd the design ahead of their 's baptism. there are the royalmint is unveiling a new coin for the prince. there are nine different versions of the coin with prices ranging from $20 to $80,000 for a limited edition gold coin. production was fast tracked. the coins were made in about a quarter of the usual time. >> we didn't to the gender of the child or the name or the date. so we had to look to something a bit more classical, a bit more timeless. >> the royal mint has received thousands of preorders from
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around the world but $80,000? >> 80k. i think those won't be in high demand. berkeley's downtown post office is for sale and that's apparently a big surprise to some of the city officials there. the postal service wrote to the city council last week giving them a month and a half to comment on the impact of a sale. the council had planned to take it up next week at their meeting but now the council has learned the building is already on the market for an undisclosed price. a woman with bay area ties is on the way to making history in washington. here's kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks with more on janet yellen's upcoming nomination. >> reporter: this is no big surprise. janet yellen was seen as the leading potential nominee for the succession to ben bernanke as the head of the central bank. and she would be the first central bank head in all the industrialized world. she has a past in the bay area. janet yellen a former president
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of the san francisco fed and also a professor at berkeley's haas school of business. yellen is receiving a lot of backing from invests out there because she is seen as doveish on fed policy meaning she will currently continue the stimulus plan when ben bernanke is out of office. stock market also looking at that. also getting word that apple would likely unveil new ipads in an event on october 22, the fifth generation regular ipad also a retina display ipad maybe getting interest. and also this morning men's warehouse just rejecting a $2.3 billion takeover offer from joseph bank which is a smaller chain compared to men's warehouse. the market has struggled along with a government shutdown the past few sessions. the market flatter this morning. the dow is up by 7, nasdaq down 16, s&p off by a fraction. back to you. >> all right. jason brooks from kcbs news, thank you. 6:47. time for a peek at "kcbs
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traffic" with liz. >> central avenue off-ramp's westbound 80 remains closed. like i said in our last traffic report, we just got word from chp. it's going to be close to 7:30 before they can re-open lanes. in the meantime, our live look shows tow crews have arrived on scene. so the fatal accident investigation continues. this is at 2:30 this morning after a driver lost control, flipped over and died after a very short police chase. so they're out there for the next 45 minutes or so. so let's go to the maps and check the freeway sensors. the main lines of westbound 80 are open. they have not closedded at all since the investigation started but we are starting to see some slowdowns from pinole. we have a live look in r where you can see delays by carlson boulevard. it's a good alternate as an off- ramp, by the way. central is shut down. we are seeing an unusual amount of brake lights starting about pinole valley road at that exit. towards the bay bridge, let's see if we can still see the flashing lights. they were trying to clear that accident westbound 80 before
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the pay gates. looks like they have so now the delays are stacked up towards the overcrossing. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." with more on your forecast, roberta is here and tracking raindrops. >> one of the many reasons why i love elizabeth, this is a woman who listens to her weather report and she is wearing a sweater today. it is sweater weather. it is the coolest day of the week. so as you plan your wardrobe out the door, you can anticipate some partly cloudy skies, also we have a little smattering of some coastal stratus. by this afternoon more sunshine in the offing. it will be on the mild side. then we have a warming trend in the seven-day forecast and that will be featured but first, area of low pressure has a lot of cooler air mass associated with it digging down in a southerly direction as it does so nicking the eastern and southern portion of the bay area. that's where we see clouds. dialing back in the afternoon
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hours. rain-snow mix this afternoon. eureka 63. morning clouds in monterey bay 63, chance of rain in fresno. see that purple highlighted area? that's where we have a winter weather advisory in effect for the central and southern high sierra above 6,000 feet. this encompasses the yosemite valley. 2 to 5" of snow from the area of low pressure. now today's highs becoming sunny 60s beaches, 67 degrees in san francisco. just the same as yesterday. but everybody else cools down by a good 4 to 7 degrees. 71 degrees in san jose. it's 7 degrees below average for this time of the year. the extended forecast, high pressure quickly fills in on thursday then we're talking about sunshine through tuesday. highlands elementary today. by lunchtime 68 degrees. send us your nomination to >> the mascot is the vikings. >> you know my clue?
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>> joe cap. >> there you go. >> right. >> cal bear, former viking. >> there you go. >> all right. >> you guys cheated. [ laughter ] >> we did. >> we just remembered. we were listening. time now for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell joins us live in new york with a little preview. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ahead we're going to talk about this salmonella outbreak because it is linked to chicken now in 18 states. but there's still no recall this morning. so we are going to talk to a food safety expert about why that is and how the government shutdown is playing a role and what about our food safety? plus, medical tourism. travel editor pete greenburg takes us abroad to show us how americans are saving on surgery. then we are going to bring in an american doctor to talk about the risks of that type of travel. plus, last month's storms in colorado triggered an unexpected boom in gold. so we'll show you the new rush in the rockies. the news is back in the morning. so we'll see you right at 7:00. >> thank you.
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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. the house is expected to pa another spending bill today this one to restore death to families of fa five things to know at 55. the house is expected to pass another spending bill today. this one to restore death benefits to families of fallen u.s. servicemembers. since the government shutdown
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began last week, the families of some 17 servicemen have been denied those benefits which includes a $100,000 payment. the standoff over the federal budget is in its ninth day. president obama and house speaker john boehner spoke on the phone. the president wants a bill without amendments. speaker boehner wants the president to negotiate over spending cuts before a vote on the bill or debt limit increase. janet yellen will be nominated to become the federal reserve chairman. she would be the first woman to lead it. ben bernanke's eight-year tenure ends january 31. the salmonella outbreak linked to chicken produced in california involves several strains of salmonella that are resistant to antibiotics. almost 300 people got sick after eating foster farms chicken. the usda has put out a public health alert but the chicken
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hasn't been recalled. and that 9-year-old minnesota boy who slipped through all the security hopped on board a flight to las vegas without a boarding pass apparently has a history. his father says his son is no angel. the boy reportedly stole a car, snuck into a local waterpark without paying, and apparently has mother does work in the minneapolis-saint paul international airport where he bored the dealt flight to vegas. >> reporter: i'm anne makovec live outside of san francisco general hospital where a body was found in a stairway yesterday. today the family of a missing woman is waiting to find out identification of that body and cause of death. 57-year-old lynne spalding was last seen on september 21 a patient at san francisco general hospital being treated for an infection. she reported feeling disoriented from the medication then disappeared from her room. just yesterday, almost three weeks later, an employee found a woman's body in a stairway just outside a fire emergency door on the hospital's fourth floor. spalding's family including her
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two grown daughters are still waiting for word on whether or not their mother was found. >> there are a lot of questions that san francisco general will have to answer as to why that person was not found for 19 days. but we're not there yet. right now, we're concerned. >> reporter: we are still waiting for a statement from the hospital that should come later today. right now live outside at san francisco general hospital, anne makovec, kpix 5. the a's are going to win their american league divisional series if they do, they have to do it at home. they fell 8-6 to the tigers in detroit yesterday, of the fifth and deciding game tomorrow afternoon in oakland. game time at the coliseum 5:00 start time. the team's website says there is a limited number of tickets still available for those upper level seats. and if all goes well, they will fly to boston and play the red sox this weekend. we'll see. and one last "kcbs traffic" check. it looks like they are in the
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final stages of this fatal accident investigation. the utility truck is taking pictures and doing the final stages. you can see the car involved in the accident. the westbound 80 central avenue off-ramp remains shut down until 7:30 this morning. so another half hour. let's get a check of our road sensors and maps in the south bay. northbound 101 at alum rock. we have an accident there long since cleared off to the right- hand shoulder. traffic is jammed solid from capitol expressway and out towards the bay bridge, we are still seeing those flashing lights. if you look towards the center of your screen, there was a fender-bender, a small fender- bender before the pay gates. still possibly blocking partially one lane causing some delays backed up towards the overcrossing. that's traffic. here's roberta. >> take a look at the sky right now. we have partly cloudy conditions and as an area of low pressure breezes through the bay area, the winds will increase out of the northwest 10 to 20 miles per hour. but right now, in the 50s. later today, we will see sunshine by the afternoon hours but a cooler day. 64 at the coast to 76 degrees inland. gradual warming seasonal highs each day all the way through tuesday. captions by: caption colorado
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. good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday october, 2013. welcome to cbs this morning. insult on top of tragedy. the rush to help the families of the troop because of the government shutdown. what to expect from the woman chosen to replace ben bernan bernanke. would you leigh the country to receive surgery? but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> it hurts our kred about around the world. it makes us look like we don't have our act together. >> wall street


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