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>> complete bay area news coverage continues. this is ktvu channel two morning news. >> well, good morning to you, welcome to the middle of the week, it is wednesday, september 15th. i am dave clark. >> good morning. i am pam cook. it files like a little later in the year, stephen -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- october or something -- >> -- november -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- pam, we do have some cool conditions, not as cool as yesterday but low 50s, fog is the biggest story this morning. some of that is right down on the deck so be careful. let's get do our temperatures 60s by the coast after that fog
burns off and some local drizzle, then upper 70s, low to mid 80s now away from the okay. sal with an update on your traffic. >> good morning. right now traffic on 80 westbound, steve, looks good out to the macarthur maze. no major problems here. also the morning commute looks good westbound towards the paygates a little bit of a slow down, now back to dave and pam. >> 6:01. we are beginning our 6:00 hour with new developments in last week deadly explosion and fire in san bruno, governor schwarzenegger will be at the disaster zone this afternoon after coming back from his trade mission to asia. dispatchers have now released the chilling audiotapes that capture all of the day osand confusion of the frantic first moments of that disaster. and the first responders are now describing those terrifies moments. let's start our coverage with claudine wong, she has been talking with the ntsb about where this investigation is going. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dave. yes, certainly the ntsb has a
lot of work in front of it but they are finished with the pipe hire at the site. they are, however, not ready to leave yet because they still have a lot to do. they are headed this morning to a monitoring site in san francisco to talk to the employees there to look at records and to conduct interviews. this morning there is also a lot of talk about the add -- the valves the shut off valves that were near this 30 inch natural gas line pipe. pg&e says it took crews time to get two manual shut oofl valves -- to get them shut off. which was about a mile away from the explosion sight. it took 90 minutes for them to shut down, which as you can imagine felt like an eternity for crews dealing with this out of control fireball. some asked why there was no automatic shut off valves. well the ntsb tooled me they are not required and aren't actually common on pipes of the size. more likely to see them on smaller pipes like the type
that go into your home. they are talking about making automatic valves a requirement and the ntsb is looking into how that would have changed the aftermath but that is not the only focus of their investigation. >> we are doing a lot of work regarding looking at the controlling and monitoring stations, called supervisor control and data acquisition systems where the control and monitoring occurs. we will be looking at the valves to see what condition they are in. we will be doing extensive witness interviews of pg&e employees and people who send in e-mails and other people so we still have quite a bit of work to do. >> reporter: the ntsb is also looking in past incidents. recommendations were made then. the ntsb is looking at how those recommendations were followed. and again there is also this
issue of was there a gas smell. they have been asking the public.com come forward, to e- mail them, to call them, to give them any information about anything they might have smelled or seen in the days leading up to this explosion. if no one smelled gas or no one reports smelling gas in those days that may be credit cam to determining how all this happened and we will talk about that more in detail coming up. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we are hearing from the first firefighters and police officers on the scene. some of those first responders are sharing their painful stories of the pipe explosion disaster for the first time describing what it is like to race into the middle of an inferno. >> we were left heapless and we could only go so far pause the wire wooer was just so incredibly intensely hot and beyond anything i could describe so it was a helpless feeling knowing there were people we could not get to. >> in all more than fur hundred firefighters and police
officers responded to the scene of that explosion. we will have live team coverage of the san bruno pipeline disaster and the investigation throughout the morning. you can also get updates anytime of day at our website ktvu.com. well, two men were arrested in san francisco overnight following a fatal shooting that happened right at the victim's front door. jade hernandez is in the bayview district this morning and has talked to relatives of the victim. jade. >> reporter: well, san francisco police just opened up part of the street about 20 minutes ago. we did speak with family members and police this morning about what happened last night. family members tell us that 57- year-old dennis wayne dixon was shot in the doorway of his apartment, that is the apartment with the light on the porch and his stepson was tied up and beaten. take a look at this. paramedics rushed him to the hospital. we are told the stepson lived here with him and may soon be
released from the hospital later this morning. the details which led up to the shooting are not complete yet. initially police confirmed this was a home invasion but the victims and suspects may have known each other. his mother was told her son pulled up to the apartment and exchanged words with the suspects which is when they tried to force themselves into the apartment. that is when dennis dixon was shot in the doorway. we are even hearing the stepson wasn't the only one in the apartment at the time of the shooting. her mother told us her son was a vendor of sorts and had a booth where he sold clothes and dvds out of. she said she could barely understand the bad news. >> she was crying on the phone but i could not understand nothing but i know he had got cult three months ago, he got cut and then this happened, got killed. >> we understand san francisco police arrived quickly to the
scene and arrested two men they believed were involved in the shooting by 1:00 this morning. at this point detectives are still investigating this homicide. we watched them take a canine officer inside the apartment and pull out a bag of evidence just jins the time we were here. reporting live in san francisco, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> 6:07. oakland police want your help this morning. they are trying to find a missing teenager. take a look at her photo. she was last seen almost a week ago leaving oakland technical high school. she is 5'10," 130 pounds wearing red basketball shorts a black sweatshirt and red, white and black nike shoes if you have any information contact police. >> 6:08 is the time.
back over to sal. sal, what are you keeping an eye on? >> i am keeping an eye on the commutes to give you information on the roads. getting a back up and keeping an eye on my tweets. northbound and southbound traffic is moving along well. if you are driving past the coliseum. westbound 580 slow traffic there. improving a little bit for some reason it improved as you drive into the livermore valley. driving into hayward and fremont it still looks okay. let's go to steve. >> sal, if people want to get in touch with you via twitter they can get you by, at -- >> -- underscore -- speak speex. [ inaudible ] >> -- practicing -- >> -- i know -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- always helpful -- [
inaudible ] [overlapping speakers] >> -- at six. napa airport northwest at five. concord south at 10 but concord says clear. oakland southwest at 7, so it is not that strong, it being the wind, but it is a sea breeze, low clouds not showing up yet. i need daylight before i can show you the visible satellite. higher clouds will move in to the north. south of that is fog, also producing local drizzle. temperatures will come up today. 60s by the coast, 70s by santa cruz cap a toll, a 70s around the bay, inland low to mid 80s, it looks like though we are going to top out around here -- san francisco each day warming up one or two degrees yesterday was 62, we will go 64 today. uh-huh, 71 is where you should be on the high side, fog, sun, drizzle, then fog, sun, cool to mild. if you get the sun it is not too bad. low 50s, san rafael and napa to 57 san jose, san jose airport
says fog, not just low clouds but fog, livermore says clear, i should add that, livermore also says clear. eureka 50 and low 50s down so southern california, santa barbara yesterday by the way 46 degrees on a low, a record low on the date so cool on the coast for many. there is our system. now the first one will move in giving us high clouds, what we are watching is the left of your screen -- [ inaudible ] >> -- cool down and then saturday is the day it looks like north bay some rain will make it. south of that just a lot of clouds and dealer. fog, drizzle then mostly sunny and warm. a sea breeze will pick up later oranges 60s, 70s beaches, 70s around the bay, low to mid 80s inland, again local drizzle out there and very foggy conditions,, for, sun, a little warm, about the same sunday, so we cool it drown with local drizzle saturday, cloudy rain in the north bay not a lot. it looks like a little bit,
washington, d.c. newsroom with what this could mean for knee november elections. good morning, alison. >> reporter: good morning to you, dave. some republicans are so frustrated by last night's tea party victories they might not even support last night's big winners. tea party favorite christine o'donnell staged a sting upset over nine term republican congressman mike castle in the delaware republican primary, now there are questions about whether the national gop fund- raising machine will back her. she says it just doesn't matter. >> i would love their support but they are the same so-called experts who said i could not win the primary. >> the tea party candidate also upset a more established republican in new york, democrats say it is good news in their fight to control congress because they believe independents will break their way in november rather than support extreme tea party
candidates, live from washington, d.c. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> this is day 77 of california without a budget. the governor is due bake from asia today and is expected to meet with republican and democratic leaders. the two sides are still arguing over whether tax increases or budget cuts should be used to balance the budget. >> 6:15. some bay area parents say they are caught right in the middle of the budget stalemate because the state funded child development center in oakland will close in the next two weeks unless there is a budget miracle in sacramento. >> we have not had any money since june and so we are at our last. we have no funds. >> the center has been providing free or low cost child care to low income families for 37 years. it has never had to close because of money problems. parents we talked to were frustrated by the legislature and the governor. this year is on track to be the longest the state has gone without a new budget.
well former president bill clinton has now endorsed fellow democrat jerry brown for governor. just two days ago jerry brown apologized for making a joke about bill clinton. in his endorsement the former president said he would make an excellent governor. >> lieutenant-governor able maldonado has been one of the most visible state officials at the san bruno disaster scene. now the california democratic party is accusing him of using it for his own political gain, as acting governor he declared the state of emergency and conducted press conferences and his office alerted news cameras to be there when he delivered fruit to burn victims. >> you know i could have shown up two days later and not taken care of the people of san bruno and then they would have been writing maldonado doesn't show up. >> some say he needs airtime to improve his chances in the lieutenant-governor's race against better known san
francisco mayor gavin newsom. the mayor has been diplomatic. >> 6:17. let's check in with sal. let's get you to school, to work, wherever you need to go, sal. >> all right, dave and pam, right now or for the last hour or so a decent commute, not a lot going on. that is just the way we like it. traffic moving along well, here on 880 in oakland. whoa have been checking with public transit. those systems are looking good as you drive through the system here. we are getting a little bit more slow traffic here at the toll plaza now. this morning's commute looks good on 80 westbound, fairfield, vallejo, westbound 80 through panol, eastbound 80 an accident not causing a big delay. southbound 101 marin county to san rafael looks good.
now, here is steve. >> a lot of fog and temperatures on the cool side. a lot of 50s, i did see a 49 at gilroy so if you are under clear skies you are a little cooler, chillier. low clouds, fog and some of that is producing dries owl. there is a few high clouds to the north but that is not the system we are worried about. so 60s, 70s, low to mid 80s, near average for the inland areas but for the coast it is still going to be below average. san francisco should be 71. 64 for a high today, 64. 50s san rafael and napa to 57 san jose and everyone is in between, cooler for some f i you don't have to fog as id said. there that is system, that is the one we are watching rain will make it to the north bay on saturday, today fog, drizzle, mostly sunny, slightly warmer, a late breeze, till a west, southwest breeze in place, 60s, 70s, low to mid 80s, we keep it sure on thirst, then the cool down as that
system gets closer on friday, cloudy north, clearing then breezy on sunday. pam and dave. >> the concerns about the global economy continue f this price of an ounce of gold is higher. a university forecast predicts california's unemployment picture will keep the state's economy from growing for a while. ucla's just released anderson forecast says the state is unlikely to jen trait enough jobs to bring unemployment down to single digits until the end of 2012. personal income though is predicted toe grow slightly. toyota has moved to dismiss hundreds of lawsuits over claims of sudden acceleration, the motion claims that toyota owners failed to identify any defects in their vehicles. millions of toyotas were recalled because of reports of acceleration problems but company attorneys now contend there is no evidence of a flaw. >> time now 6:20. new reports from congressional
investigators indicate salmonella may have been found in egg farms two years ago. tests cucted conducted indicate salmonella may have been found in 2008. 1 test showed the particular strain of salmonella that recently sickened 1500 people. those tests however were not performed on the eggs. san jose city officials want a say on how high speed rail trains will zip in and out of the downtown area. >> i want to make summer that the people of san jose have something we can be proud of. >> well, the ram authority wants an overhead high speed rail track but some 70 officials are concerned it could be an eye sorry and really cause a lot of noise. yesterday the city council voted to have its staff nght a deal with the rail authority. the city wants the option on an underground tunnel on the table of have input and final approval of a high speed elevated track. >> unfit to ply.
an american pilot pulled from the cockpit, the reason he was not allowed to take off. >> also a deaf diving accident at golden gate fields. we will tell you how race day turned almost deadly to one top jockey. >> good morning, traffic is moving along very well if you are driving on 237 but some other areas are getting slower. we will tell you where.
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good morning, driving anywhere near marin county it is foggy on the redmond bridge, golden gate bridge looks good but fog across the waldo tunnel. now back to the desk. >> the federal aviation administration has launched an investigation of an american pilot accused of being intoxicated. dutch police say they arrested the 52-year-old delta pilot yesterday in the cockpit following an anonymous tip. now according to police his blood alcohol level was just above the legal limit in the netherlands, delta cancelled the flight from amsterdam to newark and suspended the pilot. san francisco park officials are trying to get rid of graffiti and they are testing out a new product on playground equipment. it costs the city an estimated
$300,000 to clean up graffiti from pray structures. it goes on like paint and it supposed to make it so smooth it doesn't stick. >> one of the nation's top jockeys is recovering from a devastating fall. doctors say he is paralyzed from the waist down. take a look. he was thrown to the ground last sunday. his horse clipped the heels of another horse. his spinal chord was severed when that 1100 pound horse rolled on top of him. the physician there at the track says that was the worst accident he has ever seen. >> he broke paul the ribs alongside that area, had bleeding into his lungs as well as a major head injury. >> mr. martinez briefly regained consciousness yesterday. he opened his eyes and he was speaking. the other part of the story is
his fiance is due to have their first child in just two weeks. >> uc berkeley graduate sarah shourd is a free woman this morning. >> i am grateful and very humbled by this moment. >> what she says is now her priority, now that she is out of an iranian prison. >> -- south of this fire. there is a lot of heat to the north. >> what 911 tapes from last thursday's fire could reveal about how firefighters responded to the explosion and fire. >> and we go live to new york this morning where the opening bell is about to ring. find out why it could be a down day on wall street.
francisco. looks like some of the middle lanes are getting crowded. i also want to mention that in san francisco we have a big convention coming up. it looks like the -- the traffic is going to be slow on howard street because of a big convention. we will tell you more about that in the regular traffic report. now let's go exak to dave and pam. >> all right. thank you, sal. there it is the opening bell live in new york this morning, right on time. it looks like lower opening this morning, enthusiasm about the economy waning. no dig surprise. i want to tell you a little bit about the company ringing the nasdaq there, that is united natural foods, a company that has been called the best managed company in america. >> really? >> one of the and one of the most admired companies, so they are based in rhode island primucts in florida but you know if you are looking into an interesting investment
mate be an interesting company to look at. >> we wish them and everybody well and say good morning -- [ inaudible ] >> -- wednesday, september 15th. i am dave clark. >> good morning. i am pam cook. time now is 6:30. well the first calls that came in to 911 dispatchers following the explosion and fire in san bruno last week show people were confused and frightened about exactly what was happening. ktvu channel 2 reporter kraig debro is talking with firefighters this morning in san bruno about what they experienced in those first chaotic moments, kraig. >> reporter: good morning, pam. we are at the central fire station inn san bruno called central fire station 51. among the dozens if not hundreds of firefighters from up and down the peninsula that responded. typically when we hear 911 tapes we are hearing from witnesses or others but this is one of the first times we are hearing from responders about
what they were seeing on the ground. [ inaudible ] [ sirens ] >> [ inaudible ] >> -- blocks on fire at this time. >> the dispatchers of the san mateo dispatch center are used to hearing the voices of people who need help when 911 calls started coming in last thursday. not only did they handle calls from the public but first responders as well. last thursday -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- natural gas leak and explosion, multiple structures, multiple vehicles. >> we were left helpless. we could only go so far because the wall of fire was so incredibly intensely hot. it is beyond anything i could describe so it was a helpless feeling knowing there were people we could not get to. >> reporter: yesterday they answered questions from the news media yesterday they said the fire made helpings of people impossible -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- future large
scale disasters. live from san bruno, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. >> according to pg&e's own documents its highest risk natural gas spine lines in the bay area are both in the east bay. they rated a pipeline in fremont and another between live more and sunol as the highest risk natural gas lines in the area. >> 6:stlee. a motorcyclist, who police say was driving around the san bruno explosion site, is facing some very serious chargings. 34-year-old paul lee is accused of evading and assaulting a police officer. police say just hours after that san bruno explosion they pulled lee over. while he was being questioned about why he was in the area police say lee jumped on his motorcycle and sped off, running over a police officer's
foot. we will have live team coverage of the san bruno pipeline disaster. all the latest news all morning long. you can get updates at anytime at our channel 2 website ktvu.com. >> police are investigating an overnight shooting in east oakland that seriously injured one man. the victim was found on holloway street around 2:30 this morning suffering from several gunshot wounds, he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. investigators spent the morning searching the area for evidence but so far no word of any arrests or what may have led up to that shooting. the victim's name is not being released. oakland police are currently testing 15 video cameras worn by officers in the field. the department is asking the city to spend more than half a million dollars on 350 of those cameras meant to provide an added layer of accountability
and trust between the police and the public. the department wants to use founds allo indicated three years ago for incar cameras that were never used because that system didn't work. >> police arrested a 57-year- old man accused of totally shooting his roommate around 4:30 yesterday afternoon. police responded to an emergency call. the victim was found in the driveway, had been shot several times. he died at a hospital a short time later. police are asking anyone with information to contact them. a 29-year-old san francisco man is due in court today to face charges in a deadly weekend crash in the city's richmond district. prosecutors say william rojas will be charged with vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license. police say rojas ran a stop sign in his suv early saturday morning and hit another car. a 65-year-old woman, who was a passenger in that other car,
was killed. a pedestrian who was hit and killed by a train in menlo park has been identified now. the san mateo county coroner's office says 53-year-old stephen ebaugh of menlo park was hit by a southbound train about 5:00 p.m. last sunday. still not clear why he was on the tracks. ebaugh was reportedly a veteran of the u.s. marine core and a member of the palo alto elks club. >> the man killed in a fishing boat accident in the san francisco bay has been identified, roland reed died after the boat slammed into the rocks yesterday morning. the 71-year-old man was a passenger on that boat. he had gone out fishing with three friends. they were not wearing life jackets. it is still not clear what caused the crash. yusef bay the 4th's request to move his murder trial is set for a second day of hearings
today. he and his co-defendant, antoine mackey are accused of murdering chauncey bailey and two others in 2007. defense attorneys say intense media attention prevents a fair trial in alameda county and they want it moved to los angeles. >> 6:36. uc berkeley graduate sarah shourd is spending her first full day of freedom with her mother. she was released from prison and flown by private jet for this long awaited reunion with her mother. she was released after being detained almost 14 month ascaused of spying. officials neglected a deal for her half million dollar bail. >> i feel myself i have a huge debt to repay the world for what it has done for me and my first priority is to help my fiance shane bower and my friend josh vet al to regain their freedom because they don't deserve to be in prison
anymore. >> the state department is encouraging the president of iran to bring those two men with him. >> 6:37 is the time. how does the commute look? >> it looks okay. we have not had a lot of accidents but we are getting slow traffic so it has been a quiet morning on the accident front. now we are beginning to see slowing here at the bay bridge toll plaza, which is not unusual getting into san francisco. checking the bridge to make sure there is nothing on it that we need to worry about. right now traffic does seem to be okay. westbound 4 in antioch just got word of an injury accident just came in of a motorcycle blocking the two right lanes traffic is quickly back in up. this is 237 live, that traffic is moving along okay. let's go to the maps, traffic is okay if you are driving on northbound and southbound 101. no major problems on the commute there. if you are into south bay, northbound 280 traffic and northbound 101 still look good.
6:38 here is steve. >> all right, sal, thank you. we have a lot of fog out there, local drizzle but once it burns off it will be mostly sunny and warmer but another chilly morning. i realize it is early -- [ inaudible ] >> -- graphic here because it talks about how cold it was this summer. this was summer of 2010, jufn, july, august stretch here and the ranking on the coolest ever, so we will start here, san jose it was the 33rd coolest summer ever, june, july, august. now the average temperature in san jose was 67.6 degrees, records go back in san jose 86 years, for san francisco the 27th coldest. the average temperature 59. that is it. records go back 136 years. santa rosa the 17th coolest summer on record. records go back 108 years, the average temperature 64.5. oakland downtown second coldest summer on record, average temperature 62.3 and san rafael, 60 years of records,
the coldest summer ever. >> i knew it. >> in san rafael. 64.5 was the average temperature. not old only was it the coldest summer in san rafael, it was the coldest august ever in san rafael, so if you -- [ inaudible ] >> -- about it. there is our system coming in. now we also have the fog ahead of that so we will see fog and high clouds, slightly warmer today. temperatures yesterday 70s. slow to recover. warmer they. napa 80. we will go 64 san francisco. walnut creek 82. 70 oakland, san jose 78 degrees. one of the keys mt. tam and some of the higher oaflvations 13 degrees warmer than 24 hours ago. the sign the high is building in. gilroy 49, santa rosa 50, 53 pleasanton, san mateo 43. 30s in the mountains, 50s and 60s in the valley and much of the same for the coast -- [
inaudible ] >> -- sweep across the area giving us a lot of clouds and it looks like rain for the north bay. now we are okay until late friday and even on saturday it looks like points north will get the bulk over it's i ill -- [ inaudible ] >> -- 6:00 a.m. once you see the green coming in mendocino county that is friday night 6, friday night, 6:00, there is saturday comes across, so cloudy, cooler with some drizzle and light rain mainly to the north on saturday. fog, drizzle today, then mostly sunny. it will be warmer with a late breeze. 60s, 70s, low to mid 80s. we have another day similar tomorrow to what we have today then here comes that system for an increase in the drizzle friday. there is your clouds saturday with rain, clearing cooling and breezy on sunday. >> all right. 6:41 is the time right now. a sobering vote in san francisco. >> the day of the eight dollar budwieser is coming. >> the reason some people think mayor newsom mud not have a say in the alcohol fee debate. >> plus how a knock on a door
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he will be at the san bruno disaster zone after returning from his trade mission to asia. they are looking at whether valves contributed to a deadlier costlier disaster there. today is cal foorn a's 77th day without a bunch it. the governor as i said, is back from his trip to asia. he is scheduled to talk with leaders about the budget. sarah shourd is enjoying her first full day of freedom with her mother. she is working to get the freedom of her fiance still detained in an iranian prison. >> overnight two men were arrested following a fatal shooting that happened at the victim's front door. jade hernandez has this story. >> reporter: actually, pam, we have relocated because the scene has been cleared at this
point. detectives have moved all of their resources right here to police headquarters. we did speak to family this morning. we understand that 57-year-old dennis wayne dixon was shot in his doorway, in the doorway of his apartment last night at 11:00. now his 22-year-old stepson dejohn was tied up and beaten, paramedics rushed him to the hospital. we are told the stepson lived there at the apartment with his stepfather and may soon be released from the hospital later this morning. the details which led up to the shooting are not complete. initial ail police confirmed this was a home invasion put the victims and the suspects may have known each oamplet dennis dixon's mother told us this morning that she was told her son pulled up to the apartment before 11:00 last night and exchanged words with one of the suspects. there is some dispute as to if he made it inside his apartment and then re-opened his doors at which time one of the suspects
forced themselves into the amount. we are hearing from family mens that the stepson wasn't the only one inside the apartment at the time of the shooting. we spoke to dennis dick open's brother, whose daughter woke him up. >> she banged on the door and said, dade, wake up, your brother has been murdered, and i ran to the door and said please don't tell me that, and she said, yes -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- still under investigation and his death marks the 36th homicide of the year. coming up we will show you dennis dixon and his family and why this hit their entire group so hard. >> the family of a marin county man who went missing in mexico wants your help. he has been living and working
there for 18 years but he disappeared august 27th. his mother thinks he was kidnapped. friends have set up a facebook page. we will post a link to it on our website, ktvu.com. look under the web links for more information. it could soon be illegal for women in france to cover their faces with veils while out in public. the french senate has passed a bill banning veils. before it takes effect there will be a review period to make it doesn't violent france's consewings. >> the eveel tower has re- opened after it had to be evacuated last night after a telephone bomb threat. people were moved away as they searched it. they found nothing suspicious. this past weekend the head of france's agency said the risk
of a attack has never been higher. a u.s. based terrorism monitoring service says al qaeda has released a new video. the center says the video features its second in command on that tape. >> our time is now 6:48. a comtroler is getting the blame for a deadly midair collision that happened over the hid son river last summer. nine people were killed when a tour helicopter collided with a small plane. yesterday the ntsb announced that collision was due to several errors, including a personal phone call made by an air traffic comptroller about a dead cat. those 33 coal miners still trapped beneath the ground in chile have something to think about. two dozen companies have made more than a thousand job offers to the miners.
the company that owns the mine has sought bankruptcy protection. it says it can't pay those miners anymore. >> a trial is underway for a man accused in a drunk driving crash that killed nick adenhart. 23-year-old andrew galo has entered a not guilty plea. testimony is expected today from a passenger who says he was drinking alcohol at three different bars on the night of the crash. he died hours after his season debut. >> in san francisco mayor gavin newsom is threatening to veto a new alcohol fee. this fee would be applied to alcohol wholesalers. bar and restaurant owners say that fee would end up being passed along to retailers and then to the customers, which
will hurt their business. >> -- that are coming out are drinking and eating less because they have less money to spend. >> it is about time we put the cost of city services at the proper place, which is at the alcohol industry. >> now the alcohol cost recovery fee comes up for a final vote next week. the america's supporters, they want the mayor to recuse himself. they say he owns an interest in a wine company. >> westbound highway 4 and southbound 680, i will start there. an accident blocking that off- ramp there. not effecting the bridge traffic. you see the road sensors.
let's go to steve. >> sunny and warmer. temperatures on the chilly side. current temperatures low 50s. mid to upper 50s also. livermore 52. high clouds in the north bay. [ inaudible ] >> -- so fog, drizzle gives way to mostly sunny skies and just a little bit warmer, 60s, 70s and a few loud to mid-80s. the system, the big low out there will start to move towards us by friday. that will increase the fog and drizzle. today we do have some fog and
drizzle. mostly sunny. a late breeze, still a westerly wind out there. not that strong but it is there. 60s, 70s and low to mid 80s. five day more of the same on thursday then here comes that system friday for a cool down, cloudy on saturday it looks like rain in the north bay saturday afternoon evening then clearing cool and breezy on sunday. >> 6:52 is the time. toyota is calling for the dismissal of hundreds of lawsuits over claims of sudden acceleration. the motion claims toyota owners failed to identify any defects in their vehicles. all right. let's check in on wall street. down just a little bit. follows a very big night on the upside in asia, across asia after japan's government stepping in to help the yen, the very strong yen. dow jones down just about 12 points right now. >> all right, remember jennifer lopez? we have been talking about her -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- help discover the next american idol. >> and we will have the high-
it is 6:56. let's go to tori to see what is coming up on mornings on 2. good morning. >> good morning. in minutes we are getting new details on the investigation into the san bruno explosion, including the search into whether reports of a gas smell were made in the days and weeks before the tragedy. cal graduate sarah shourd
is enjoying her first day of freedom after over a year of captivity. find out the challenge the u.s. state department is issuing to iran via twitter about her two companions. tea party candidates score big primary wins but many republicans are not happy. we will find out why in the live report from washington, dc. and the new study out this morning shows some big changes in how americans define a family. those stories and more on mornings on 2. now back to you on the morning news. >> tori, thank you. >> uh-huh. >> speaking of twitter. twitter has redesigned its main website. they are hoping its newly revamped website will be more user frengdly. it should be available within the next couple of weeks. well, apple is expected to announce soon a new subscription plan for newspapers. according to the san jose mercury news they are hoping its ipad will provide a new
source of profit for struggling newspapers. it is believed apple would take a cute of all subscriptions sold through its on-line apps store. >> it apreers jennifer lopez is in as the next american idol judge. a number of reports say she has signed a 12 million dollar one year deal to be a judge on the show but american idol producers and jay-lo have yet to confirm that deal. we are still waiting to hear who will join her. >> coming up on mornings on 2 we will be live in san bruno, today the governor will get a first hand look at the disaster in san bruno that all happened while he was overseas. >> and we are getting new information about deadly voi lines in san francisco overnight. more on that up next. stay with us. send comments to email@example.com captions by terry james, caption colorado, llc.
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