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it is very slick out there on the roadways. more showers, not continual rainfall but showers on and off throughout the day today, even the possibility of thunderstorms. pretty good cell making its way across the bay. we'll see more pop-up showers throughout the day as showers move onshore. we are getting in the cold air sector of the storm. this is the neat part of it where you may see sun and then showers. the temperatures right now staying in the 50s generally across the board but yeah, by the afternoon still cool and maybe a little bit wet outside at times. temperatures will only be in the 50s and the 60s. liz? >> okay, thank you, lawrence. we are getting some flooding reports. we actually talked to chp a couple of minutes ago and project the biggest problem spot now through marin county northbound 101 lucky drive. this is often the spot where it floods and the worst of it is in the fast lane so they warn to take it slow. you don't want to hydroplane
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this morning. it's between lucky and sir francis drake. and the warning signs are up. you can see it. it's slick out there and there's puddling in the middle lanes approaching the bay bridge toll plaza. so we'll give you your travel times, update you on any hazards and show you a check of mass transit coming up. >> take it slow. thank you. the weather probably played a role in a fatal accident in vallejo. a man was struck by two cars on broadway last night. he was trapped under the second car and dragged for about a mile before somebody got the driver to stop near a park. by then, it was too late. >> we have had some heart rain and it's -- hard rain and it's wet out. that probably had something to do with it. that's more reason to slow down driving. >> the police say the driver wasn't aware he had hit someone. the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk when he was hit. pg&e has crews working to restore power all over the bay area right now. the most outages are in the
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south bay with more than 1700 customers without electricity right now. more than 500 outages reported up in the north bay, east bay 168, san francisco and the peninsula only about a dozen outages at the moment. the rain knocked out power to thousands including a number of folks in the dogpatch neighborhood in san francisco overnight. power problems were at their worst last night with 15,000 customers losing electricity. san francisco police say they have identified a suspect in a murder stemming from a minor car accident in a parking lot. mel kiesha warren was in a car with a friend at 6th and jesse streets early sunday morning. another car bumped into them. police say an argument broke out when warren got out to look at the damage, a man from the other car then shot the two women. a sister, a daughter, a coach, a mentor, a teammate.
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yes, they will come together. they'll bond. but there will always be a piece missing. >> warren's friend was critically injured. san francisco police are still looking for the suspects but at this point, they are not releasing his identity. so how did the city college of san francisco student heading to class from the bayview end up in the san leandro marina? that's a big question for police now investigating his death. the alameda coroner identified 12-year-old derrick shao says as the man found in the water last week. the coroner is working to find the cause of death. 25 years ago 9-year-old michaela garecht went missing. dozens gathered to remember her. she was kidnapped in 1988. her mother and supporters tied yellow ribbons around trees in front of the grocery store where she was taken. >> at this time, she is the
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same age i was when i was kidnapped. and, you know, thinking of her having grown up like that, of course, i have to wonder where she is. if she has children herself. >> although mikaela is still missing, her mother hopes she will come home. 14-year-old in juvenile hall accused of using a pellet gun to steal money from an 1 1- year-old in oakland. the victim was first told to give up his cell phone but instead the 14-year-old robber settled for 5 bucks. the two boys didn't know each other. the investigators say the suspect called police saturday to turn himself in. it's a device called a kill switch and it's considered by many as a way to curb cell phone robberies but as kpix 5 reporter christin ayers reports, big phone companies don't support it. reporter: it can happen anywhere anytime, walking on a city street or even buying
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tickets for public transportation. thieves will do almost anything to get their hands on smartphones. >> here in san francisco, it's very significant. it's almost 50% of all our robberies an thefts. >> reporter: san francisco district attorney george gascon along with new york's attorney general say the solution is a kill switch, which would disable a stolen phone making it worthless to thieves. but law enforcement sources tell cbs news when manufacturers like samsung made smartphones with a kill switch earlier this year, the five major wireless carriers -- at&t, verizon, t-mobile, sprint and u.s. cellular -- would not support it. in these emails obtained by cbs news, an industry executive who was involved in the negotiations tells samsung that they have received responses from all five major u.s. carriers and they have all denied our preload in their image. meaning the major carriers refuse to sell a smartphone with a free kill switch built
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in. gascon suspects that's because it would cut into big profits the phone companies make selling anti-theft insurance and replacement phones. >> we're talking about a $60 billion a year industry and about a half of that seems to be attached to the replacement of phones that are being stolen so we're talking about a lot of money here. >> reporter: the wireless association which represents service providers said it's working on alternatives to a kill switch including a database to prevent stolen phones from being reactivated. in oakland, christin ayers, kpix 5. another protest this afternoon in san francisco. dozens spent an hour and a half in front of the san francisco police department mission station yesterday. officers were in riot gear but there were no problems. the protestors say police used excessive force when they arrested dj williams for riding his bike on a sidewalk on friday. the video shows williams and
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other men on the ground. one orlando rodriguez admits he got too close to the action. >> was it necessary? it was over the top and definitely something needs to be done about that. that was a first for me. and it was just over the top. >> police say officers used reasonable force to keep witnesses at bay after they tried to intervene when williams resisted arrest. president obama's upcoming appearance in san francisco may not be as well attended as organizers had hoped. as kpix 5's andria borba reports, tickets to the democratic fundraiser are now being sold at bargain prices. reporter: when you think of rolling back prices, you think walmart, not the president. but that's just what's happening with president obama's fundraiser monday at the sf jazz center. tickets that were $1,000 a pop now half off, yours for $500. >> former california gop chair tom dell ba carrow says the president's image is dented
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from recent scandals like the obamacare rollout and eavesdropping on world leaders. >> the october fundraising for the democrats at the senatorial level was very good. i think there's a difference now though when it's president obama raising money. right now, he is not that popular. obamacare is not popular. but they are doing well in other ways. >> reporter: the president's approval rating is at an all- time low and he was recently spoofed on a "saturday night live" skit about antidepressants. >> ask your doctor for paxesle, second term string. >> reporter: but democrats contend the president's loyal bay area base isn't running for redder pastures and the problem lies with a larger venue. >> they have expanded the seating arrangements, where people can come and support the presentation. and so at least according to them, that's what's going on. >> reporter: think about this for a second. the justin timberlake concert slated for january in san jose,
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vip $1,500 tickets are already sold out. andria borba, kpix 5. >> the white house has expressed confidence the event will sell out. another setback for toronto's embattled mayor rob ford. his tv show is canceled after just one episode. >> i haven't touched a drop of alcohol in three weeks. not a drop. i'll take a urine test right now. if there's alcohol, i'll -- none. zero. >> there you go. the network says ford nation was the highest rated program ever on the channel but it was simply too costly to produce. earlier this week city council voted to strip ford of many of his political powers in response to his admission of drug use and erratic behavior. here in the u.s. a florida congressman is set to appear in court in washington today after being charged with cocaine possession. henry trey radel is a 37-year- old freshman republican. he apologized to his constituents saying he made an extremely irresponsible choice. radel says he has been struggling with alcoholism and
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plans to get help. time now 4:39. a man charged with a gun crime in washington state says the vice president is responsible. why he blames joe biden. >> if you missed out on getting one of these, the batkid t- shirts, guess what, it's not too late. how you can get your hands on the collectors item when we come back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
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rain just yet. it's not going to be that steady rain like we had yesterday. more showery for today. temperatures generally in the 50s now. i think as we look toward the afternoon, well, may see enough heating that could give rise to possible thunderstorms so we have some 50s and 60s on tap for us a chance of some scattered showers. you're going to see a little sunshine in between some of the clouds here and then a wandering shower coming by again. so unsettled weather continuing for today. the main cold front moving on through. then behind that you have that cold air outside so that will keep things unsettled. dkhokharry that umbrella, you may need -- so carry that umbrella, you may need it from time to time. showers toward the evening hours. looks like things begin to taper off but we may see a lingering shower into early tomorrow morning and then looks like things will begin to settle down. around the state snow in the high country rain in the lake level toward the afternoon. 60s into the central valley with showers. temperatures around the bay mainly in the 50s and the 60s. looking out over the next
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couple of days, the unsettled weather continuing. slight chance of showers on thursday. then drying out and warmer on the weekend and staying dry the first part of next week. but the roads are very slick now. let's check your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. it has been causing problems overnight and into this morning. there's a solo spinout probably our biggest issue right now if you're heading towards the bay bridge. it's on the skyway. two lanes are blocked, one open but again it was a driver probably going too fast for the conditions. this is usually the problem when it gets wet. these solo spinouts hit a guardrail and again lanes are blocked. there are some slight delays. there were flooding reports of standing water on the connector from northbound 101 to eastbound 80. other flooding reports, chp says this is the worst of it as far as standing water goes. it's out in marin county often floods here northbound 101 at lucky drive. the cms warning signs run and it sounds like it is blocking the fast lanes. if you are heading towards the
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bay bridge, ponding in the middle lanes towards the toll plaza. if you take it slow everything should be fine coming into san francisco. typically we see a lot of overnight roadwork on northbound 880 closer towards downtown oakland exits. not this morning. caltrans suspended all overnight roadwork due to the rain. mass transit great option especially today. bart systemwide on time. muni caltrain and ace train 1 also reporting no delay. that's your latest "kcbs traffic report." a man charged with a gun crime says vice president joe biden is to blame. jeffrey barton cites remarks made by the vice president in february when he said americans don't need semi-automatic weapons for protection. >> if you want to protect yourself, get a double-barreled shotgun. if there's ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here, walk out, put that double- barreled shotgun and fire two
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blasts. >> i was protecting my family. i was within my second amendment rights. >> barton says he took the vice president's advice in july and fired a shotgun in the air to chase away three men breaking into his car. >> the vice president biden was right about scaring off intruders. i am out over $10,000 and counting for following his professional advice. >> barton now wears a t-shirt that says, joe biden owes me. his case goes to trial next year. >> christin ayers reports, concealed firearms rules are changing in solano county. >> reporter: charles dobbs is packing heat. he finally got a concealed carry firearms permit this year. >> it makes you feel that everybody knows you have it. >> reporter: in his county, the timing was right. >> you want to pick up the magazine? >> reporter: this man offers
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ccw training at his firearms school in vacaville. it's a 16-hour course that covers everything from gun safety to the legal dos and don'ts of actually firing. baptist says for years, all that training still couldn't get you a permit because you still had to prove good cause. >> personal safety will never be the sole reason for an approval. >> reporter: but things changed in 2009 after a grand jury found the solano county sheriff may have had an informal policy of denying access and/or discouraging applicants. the number of people applying for new concealed carry permits has skyrocketed in solano county from 27 in 2011 to 254 so far this year. a similar scenario played out in sacramento county after the gun rights group cal guns filed a lawsuit over the same issues. the county went from issuing 95
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permits in 2009 to 727 in 2013. in the nine-county bay area the numbers are all over the charts. san francisco, for instance, has not issued a single ccw permit in years. marin county, only has nine active permits. while on the other end of the spectrum, napa has 359 and solano the most at 451. >> a legal challenge can definitely motivate an official to act differently than they otherwise would whether or not that challenge is merittous. >> reporter: cody jacobs with the law center to prevent gun violence has helped to defend half dozen california sheriffs against what he thinks is orchestrated attacks by the gun lobby. >> their goal is to intimidate local officials into just giving everyone permits. >> a person who is the chief law enforcement officer of the county not actually following state law, it's impossible to say that we're out there intimidating them. >> reporter: cal gun's president gene hoffman is a leading champion of second
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amendment rights. the problem, he says, under california law, local sheriffs have discretion and can abuse it. >> the sheriff can decide he doesn't like you. that's not constitutional. >> reporter: concealed carriers like charles dobbs couldn't agree more. >> i have auto insurance. i have homeowners insurance. i don't plan on using either one. but you got to be prepared for the unexpected. >> reporter: christin ayers, kpix 5. >> check out the number of concealed firearms permits for each bay area county at our website, if you have trouble keeping up with your credit card bills, you are not alone. cbs moneywatch reporter alexis christoforous explains it's a growing problem across the country. >> reporter: more americans fell behind on their credit card payments this summer. the credit reporting agency transunion says the rate of payments at least 90 days overdue was up slightly from the previous quarter. experts predict the delinquency rate will rise again this quarter as more consumers don't
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pay their bills until early next year. the senate banking committee is expected to approve janet yellen's nomination to lead the federal reserve tomorrow. it's unclear when the full senate will vote. in two letters to lawmakers released tuesday, yellen again voiced her support for the fed's bond buying program. she wrote that if the fed had not acted aggressively the economy would likely be weaker. disappointing earnings yesterday sent stocks lower here on wall street. the dow jones industrial average snapped its recent record run slipping about 9 points. the nasdaq composite dropped 17. walt disney's oldest daughter died. diane disney miller was one of walt disney's inspiration for building disneyland. disney miller was also instrumental in the development of the disney family museum and the walt disney concert hall in los angeles. she died tuesday at her california home following complications from a fall. and that's your moneywatch. for the latest business news, follow me on twitterer at #alexiscbsnews. at the new york stock exchange, i'm alexis christoforous.
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it seems people around the world still can't get enough of batkid. can you blame 'em? the t-shirts made for last friday's make-a-wish foundation event in san francisco sold out fast. it's been in demand for the shirts as far away as australia and the company that makes them is now busy printing thousands more. the san francisco police will sell the shirts next month to benefit the make-a-wish foundation. >> and those will be able to be picked up at the sfpd challenge december 7th. we are going to be sending out an e blast to everybody to update that information. if you can't make it out that day we're working on other venues past that to fulfill orders. >> last friday the make-a-wish foundation transformed san francisco of course into gotham city so this little 5-year-old batkid right there on the right could become a super hero. he is a leukemia patient from northern california. what a day that was. >> what aday. time now 4:51. coming up at 5:00, the mystery man who may have been the first
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to spot a patient's body at sf general is revealed. >> but first, a bay area company makes a unique push to recruit women. why they are hoping their message goes worldwide. ,, ,,
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looking as showers around the bay area along 580 we are seeing rainfall there and continuing over toward danville and san ramon, we have more rain headed in that direction. the possibility of some thunderstorms too. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and a number of accidents out there already this morning along the very wet roads. here's a live look at 101 near the trimble exit in san jose. we'll have a full "kcbs traffic report" in a few minutes. a bay area company is making unique push to recruit women. betty yu shows us the cool new
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video aimed at getting young girls to swap their dolls for a hammer. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: move over, boys. girls are building something big and breaking down gender stereotypes along the way. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: in a new music video on youtube oakland-based toy company goldie blocks revamps the beastie boys song girls inspiring them to think beyond princess dreams and dresses. >> they are inundated with princesses and dolls and we're not trying to say there's anything wrong with that stuff. we are more trying to showgirls there are more options. >> reporter: options like engineering, science and math. founder and engineer debbie sterling says she is not just pitching construction toys to girls. she is selling girl power. >> as we're little kids you have bob the builder and handy mandy and bill nye the science guy, erector sets. it starts as a boys club and as you grow up it gets worse and
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worse. we want girls to feel like they in it in. >> reporter: goldie blocks isn't just fitting in. its standing out. the startup is one of four small businesses in the running to win a 30-second super bowl ad. >> a super bowl ad would literally transform our business and give us a platform to get our message out. >> reporter: the competition for the super bowl ad is hosted by software maker intuit. voting is open until december 1 to the public. if you would like to participate, just go to our website, to find out how. in oakland, betty yu, kpix 5. >> the goldie blocks was among 15,000 small businesses to enter the contest. it's the first of its kind. the company with the most votes get the 30-second spot during the big game in february. 4:56. he spot her body in a san francisco hospital stairwell and then disappeared. new this morning, we now know who may be the last person to see lynne spalding alive. >> reporter: the bay area's
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getting another helping of much- needed rain. we'll tell you when it's going to be the heaviest in the bay area when we return. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it's the first rain in nearly two months, but don't put those umbrella away just yet. parts of the bay could be seeing rain through thursday morning. >> tried to stop them from speaking out for patient safety and it's wrong. >> thousands of university of california medical center workers are going on strike today. the union has been working without at contract for a year. >> so it's over the top and this is definitely that something needs to be done about that. dozens are expected to rally against the san francisco police department. video surfaced sparking claims of excessive force. >> what happened to miss spalding ford should have never happened to anyone. >> reporter: lynne spalding was missing for more than 2.5 weeks before her body was finally found in san francisco general hospital and now authorities
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have finally interviewed the mysterious witness who they believe reported seeing her days earlier in a hospital stairway. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado >> are you kidding me?! >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. well, rain returns to our area, a live look at our hi-def doppler showing showers hitting the east bay with another wave heading for san francisco. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, november 20th. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. as we just saw, still raining in parts of the bay area. >> good to see rain back in the bay area. looks like steady rain has come to an end but we'll have more showers throughout the day today, on and off pop-up showers on our hi-def doppler radar. some could be brief heavy downpours and there's the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm. you can see it over sfo. we have rain in that direction


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