tv Mornings on 2 FOX February 22, 2011 7:00am-9:00am PST
i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori dam bell. it's tuesday -- campbell. it's tuesday, february 2nd. we're following developing news of the four americans who we learned just within the last hour were found dead on their yacht. as sandra endo reports from washington, d.c., apparently they were killed by their captors right as u.s. forces were negotiating. >> reporter: good morning, tori. the quest, that yacht, carried four americans taken hostage on friday by somali pilots. u.s-- pirates. the u.s. believes 19 pirates were involved. and the four americans on board include the owners, jean and scott adam, and phyllis mckay, whose mother and niece live in the bay area, and one more
victim, bob riggle. all four were shot to death by their captors early this morning. that's when u.s. officials say a navy ship trailing that vessel and, in fact, were involved with negotiations with the pilot for release of the hostages. responded to the gunfire. and what we know at this hour is that four pirates are dead. 13 others are in custody right now, but again, not the ending that u.s. officials wanted to see from this hostage situation. tori? >> sandra endo, live for us in washington, d.c. obviously a story we will continue to follow throughout the morning on "mornings on 2". we also want to bring you developing news. we've been following this all morning. an earthquake devastated in new zealand, a a -- a powerful earthquake. this is the scene above
christchoift -- christ church, new zealand. the shaking has not stopped hitting that city. we know of at least 65 people who are dead. several residents in the city are still missing. >> the best estimate that i can get is learnly -- is certainly more than 100 people could be trapped in collapse buildings around the city. it could be more. >> now, the airport in christchurch has been closed. the hospital in the city was closed for a while but it's since reopened. phone and electrical service remains cutoff. the new zealand earthquake is trending on twitter. a lot of people posting pictures of the widespread damage. one person posted a before-and- after picture of the church
before the earthquake. take a look at how the church looks this morning. incredible. the top fell off and toppled into the street. make sure you stay with us on ktvu news. coming up at 7:30, our reporter kraig debro will have a bay area connection to all of that devastation in new ze land. you can as find the latest updates at ktvu.com. the news of the spreading unrest in the middle east and northern africa is hurting global markets this morning. in the u.s., wall street fell at the opening bell. however, moments, the consumer confidence index came out and it show it rose to 70.4. that's the highest in three years, topping expectations. i can tell you the dow is currently down, 53. the nasdaq down, 34. s&p is down 9 1/2.
crude oil prices are at a two- year high. crude oil features for april delivery are up more than a dollar right now at nearly $107 a barrel. the price topped $108 earlier in the day. libya is the third largest oil producers in africa. hours oak oakland police cash cash hours ago -- hours ago, oakland police issued a message to shoppers. here's more. >> reporter: this is a crime trend that happens after people go grocery shopping at some oakland grocery stores. about ten minutes ago i spoke to opd and the woman said the good thing so far, no victims have reported any weapons being used in the robbery. but he said how the tren works and -- trend works and this is
video of the safeway off redwood road. police say it appears two robbery suspects hang out in the parking lot. they spot someone finishing up their grocery shopping and they follow the shopper home. police say they robbed the person of their person and belongings. now, again, as we just told you a little while ago, police say they do not are have any -- do not have any reports of any weapons used. police say in the past month there have been at least seven robberies, many originating from the safeway. but one of the lieutenants we spoke to said some of these robberies may be originating after other people leave other oakland grocery stores. police are warning anyone who goes shopping in oakland to be aware of their surroundings and to be aware of who may be watching them in the parking lot of those stores. more thing to add. all of the victims have been
women. in some cases, at least a couple of cases. two of the victimming told police that the suspects were following them in a white suv. now, coming up a little later on, we're taupe hoping to get in touch with one of the lead investigators in this case at opd headquarters. when we get more information, we'll be sure to bring it to you. live in oakland, allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, allie. we want to check in with sal castanedo and get an update on the tuesday morning commute. >> things getting business to san francisco. if you are gonna take the bay bridge, westbound traffic is backed you for at least a 15- minute delay. once you get on the city freeways, it looks okay. this is 880 in oakland. so far, northbound traffic looking good. that's northbound 880 on the right. in the south bay, that commute has not quite woken up yet.
280 looks pretty good. 7:07, let's go to steve. thank you, sir. a beautiful morning shaping up here and day but it's cold out there. 0s but we'll have -- 30s but we'll have sunshine and severe weather. temperatures coming up a little bit today mid- to upper 50s. tomorrow is all right. it's thursday when everything starts to change. it will be a slow process but an extremely cold low. it's on schedule to move in thursday night into friday with the possibility of snow levels. still a couple of days away. cold this morning in lake port and lake county, 24, st. helena, 28. sebastopol, 28, menlo park, los ail boes, around 35 -- l os altos, around 35. 33, livermore.
33 fairfield. sanrafael starting off at 34, i believe. yes, yes. yes. we'll go 50 at noon and a high of 56 degrees. a lot of sun. that's not a problem. so temperatures starting off cold ending up okay. our low from yesterday went right -- right down the coast. it was close. this close. in it would have done this instead of that, we would have had rain. that's gone. that's out of the picture. we get a little breeze. not too much of one. but northwest 6, santa rosa. a lot of calm locations. east-northeast san jose at 5. some of the higher elevations will up -- are up to 20 miles an hour. one system mofnls out. we-- moves out. we don't have to worry about that. our lows up here will be a slow process but it will dip and then eventually go right over the bay. this morning, this will be a cold beginning with upper 20s, as you know, and 30s. but we're looking for sunshine. it will be a beautiful day. great visibility, slight
breeze. not very farm -- warm. forecasted highs mid-50s to a few upper 50 -- upper 50s. 58 to 59. that 59 will go for redwood city and also san jose and s anta cruz, everyone else will be close including pleasanton at 58. today is all right. tonight, clear and cold. mostly sunny. now we start to cloud it up thursday. it will be showery in nature and friday looks like a cold rain. friday and saturday could be powdery with snow. overnight bay area temperature plunged to almost freezing believe it or not. the redwood gospel mission shelter has been full for two weeks. we talked to one woman turned away. she spent the night beneath a structure right underneath some
railroad tracks. >> it's very cold in the morning. it's hard to get up because you can't move. >> now, the redwood gospel mission said they ran out of blankets and they say any donations from the city will be very, very welcomed. as libya -- libya spires out of control, we want to show you live pictures from that country. and-- and weigh want to show you what the -- we want to show you what the united nations is doing and what moammar a daffy hadafi is expected to do
protesters in libya are fighting to control the city of tripoli as the pressure intensifies for moammar a daffy to -- gadhafi to step down. let's get to live pictures of pro-gadhafi demonstrations. thorpe are reports that moammar gad halfly will be speaking -- gadhafi will be speaking any minute now. the secretary-general has call for an immediate end to the violence. meanwhile, gadfhafi is still in -- gadhafi. he made this appearance from his home. >> translator: i want to show them that i'm tripoli. don't believe those dogs in the
media. >> gadhafi faces expulsion from demonstrators. it's reported that 400 people as died in clashes between security forces and demonstrators. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. today in bahrain, the biggest protest there yet. an estimated 35,000 people marched right through the center of the capital city after attending the funeral for one of the leaders killed. bahrain's king has ordered the release of some prisoners trying to calm down the uprisings -- uprising. in israel, some people are expressing concern that the government has allowed google's
street map access to the country. the concern is that the service could put public figures in danger by giving terrorists detailed information that could be used in carrying out attacks. already pakistani militants say they use google earth to identify rocket targets. a four-day event called "exercise solid curtain" will give commanders a snapshot of military readiness. sailors will respond to 250 replicated scenarios such as an explosion in the city or a bomb threat at a recruiting center. the exercise will help identify vulnerabilities and it comes ahead of the 10th anniversary of the september 11th attacks. this morning st. petersburg, police are out there searching for the gunman suspected of killing one of their own. a 5-year police veteran was the third officer killed in the
line of duty in that city in less than a month. >> we're still healing from the first tragedy and it's gonna take some time. >> now, police say officers were called to the city's downtown area about 10:30 last night for a suspicious person. when the officer approached the man, gunfire was exchanged. that officer was shot several times. it's still not known if the suspect was hit. but he did escape from the area. last month, two st. petersburg police officers were killed as they help to serve a warrant. it's 7:16. a decision by the san jose police department to redefine racial profiling is getting the hums up -- thumbs from minority leaders. "the mercury" reports that it will be a violation for a police officer to show bias at any time during an encounter with the public. it used to be considered a
violation only if the officer initiated contact because of racial bias. ten oakland police officers are back on the job this morning. they were among 80 laid off over the summer. jeanquan announced earlier this month that she was requiring -- rehiring ten of the laid-off officers based on seniority. the force now stands at 663 officers and that's just three fewer than 669. the rehires still have to go retraining before they can hit the streets. we have breaking news from the u.s. supreme court. the high court just upheld limits on lawsuits filed against drugmakers over childhood vaccinations. that's a major case that's been talked about for years.
again, the u.s. court has upheld limits on lawsuits filed on childhood vaccines. last week's filing deadline has prompted california lawmakers to introduce more than 2,000 new bills. among them, a proposal that would require driver's licenses or i.d. cards of sexual predators to contain coded information -- coded information that could be read by police. a bill written by tom you a me you a know would -- amiano would give pay -- would put in place pay standards for housekeepers. consumer financial protection bureau reports
cardholders paid 440 million in late fees. that's less than half in 2009. one reason for the drop is a new $25 cap on late fees. the bureau says there have been fewer interest rate hikes as well. a wild story about the weather. heavy snow in the midwest caused a grocery store roof to collapse. did you see that? the store's owner says the collapse happened at a good time. >> also the flee from people living in one troubled san francisco neighborhood. good morning. if you are driving in the south bay, 280 northbound, getting quite a crowd, getting up to highway 17. we'll tell you more about the morning commute straight ahead.
adam: we need a good night's sleep. kim: which means a little heat to keep us warm. and a good dose of support for my back. some over the top comfort couldn't hurt. and our perfect dream factory's been built. i'm feeling sleepy already. nighty night. snow and ice are causing more travel delays in the midwest. at minneapolis-st. paul airport, arriving and departing flights are experiencing delays of more than one hour. hundreds of flights were
cancelled yesterday and there's already a back dg lock from that -- backlog from that. we just checked with sfo, though, and so far no delays there. the heavy snow proved to be too much for a grocery store roof to handle. security cameras captured yesterday's roof collapse -- there it is -- at the food 4 less in pontiac, michigan. the store's owner said it happened around 2:00 a.m. when the grocery store was closed. obviously no one inside so no one was hurt. residents in san francisco's tenderloin district are pleading for more public bathrooms. they are complaining the homeless are using their streets and sidewalks as a public toilet. now, ktvu news actually shot this video you are looking at in the neighborhood this morning. one local community group recently opened a new public bathroom and even paid a worker to keep track of how many
people are using it and gave a little knock on the door if somebody takes too long. residents there say they really need public bathrooms. it's clearly needed. >> all right. 7:23. we want to check in with sal. things are a little busier today than yesterday? >> i'm sure. yes, they are. 2 0 northbound, busy coming out from about the -- well, a little bit north of downtown san jose, but it certainly does get busy by the time you reach bass cam avenue overcrossing and get up to highway 17. it stays that way until expressway. 85 is still a pretty decent way. this morning's commute is looking okay on westbound 237. we have a little bit of stop- and-go traffic, pretty much between 680 and and 880 up until zanker road. this morning at the toll plaza, we're watching about a 15- minute delay there.
let's go to steve. sunshine. that's not a problem today. cold taught -- today, gorgeous. great visibility and severe clear as we say. temperatures, well, they will be on the north side of that hoe right there. went right -- of that low right there. went right by us. st.helena, 28. sebastopol is 28. cordelia, 30. fairfax-clayton, 32. menlo park and crockette -- crockett 5. santarosa's 32. one system goes away. one thing you have to watch out, there is a lot going on here, very cold low dropping down for thursday, gulf of alaska and that's a big system in the left of your screen, north of the hawaiian islands. we'll have to keep an eye on that. if that gets entrained, it would be more of a rain event than a snow event. the mornings are cold. the afternoon's nice. the wind is not too bad.
but higher elevations are getting a gust to 20. sunny, breezy. more. same on wednesday. then here we go on thursday. i guarantee you, there will be some rain in here, the question is will it be a cold rain or will we get low snow levels. but there will be changes for friday and saturday. tori and dave. we're gonna give you an update on 24 still developing news coming from the coast of somalia. horrifying news about the four americans heald hostage by pirates. how one bay area city plans to -- plans to of iten up when it comes to leash rules. and the newest nascar driver, making a pit stop in the bay area tonight.
we are continuing to follow tragic venning news this morning. the four americans hijacked on a yacht by pirates near somalia have been -- have all been killed. we all know that a u.s. navy ship had been shadowing the yacht. negotiations were underway, when gunshots were heard. navy personnel boarded the yacht and found the four americans dead. the other top story we're following for you this morning,
the devastation in new knee zand, an earthquake hit at 1:00 a.m. new zealand time. it killed at least 65 people. more may be trapped in the rubble. the new zealand is now trying to respond to this earthquake. in fact we've heard in the -- later today, cabinet members will hold a meeting and that's when cabinet members offer help to search for these missing people. kraig debro is live with the only reporter in the bay area to talk to the man who has family there in new zealand. kraig? >> reporter: right behind me, we came to talk to seismologists about the new
zealand earthquake. what happened in new zealand could and has happened here. >> everybody is gonna be affected. it's gonna be awful. >> reporter: profess mcgee grew up in new zealand. he said if you add up the dead and injured, the quake will touch many lives. mckee spent the last few hours glued to his laptop looking and listening for friends he cannot confirm or say. he reached his family close to midnight, they are okay. the quake could hardly have come at a worst time. >> there was already massive problems from the earthquake from last december. but that happened -- i forget now exact dli what time but -- exactly what time but they say about 3:00 in the morning. everybody was at home and in bed and quite safe. officials say the number of the dead will likely rise.
the 6.3 quake struck during lunchtime, about ten to 1:00. falling debris made it dangerous to try to pull trapped people from the wreckage. mckee says he's okay but his not being there worthers him -- bothers him. >> there's a certain level of guilt not being there. my father had a heart attack last july. i'm actually planning to go back in april. >> reporter: now, lester says his family was not affected by the last earthquake they had there in september. he did tell me that he heard fromunders just hours before this most recent earthquake struck. an those friends had just had their house condemned from from the last earthquake. he has no word on what happened to their home in this earthquake. we're gonna try to get in the
second building. i'm gonna try to get in the area here to show you what it looked like. it was locked earlier. >> thank you, kraig. grief counselors will be on the campus of a walnut creek high school when classes resume in just about 30 minutes. students at los lomas high are heading back to school for the first time after two teenagers died on a raft in the fast- moving waters in contra costa county. their families still have no idea why the boys started to go rafting during saturday's rush hourful storm. >> gavin was a wonderful kid and to do an enexplicable stunt
-- >> there will be a candlelight vigil for the two teens tomorrow night. it's scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on wednesday at shell ridge open space in walnut creek. that's where the two boys often went hiking. 7:33. just about 90 minutes ago, a new report about home prices in december came out. the new case schiller report says the selling prices for homes in the 20 largest real estate markets were down 1%. now, this is the fifth month in a row the overall prices have been down. only washington, d.c. showed a slight price increase. prices in 11 of those markets, including seattle, new york, las vegas and detroit hit their lowest levels since the housing bust in 2006. well, dozens of san jose grocery workers who lost this jobs are now suing a supermarket chain and its parent company. more than 50 men and women at
the su vianda supermarket chain found themselves south of a job when they went bankrupt. there will be a news conference at 11:00 this morning. the city of san jose wants to rekoch $500,000 in tax pay -- recover $500,000 in tax money that it invested in 2008. mountain view could become the only city in santa clara county to specifically allow medical marijuana dispensaries. the city will discuss the proposal at today's meeting but the vote could be delayed. the dispensaries would be required to operate as nonprofit and would have to be a certain distance where certain people gather. police were responded to home as a -- to homes at a break-in. instead of burglars, they found a stash of marijuana worth
$400,000 and more than 1500 pot plants. police say no official medical marijuana documents were found in the home. so they arrested the man who lives there. 7:35. the city of east palo alto says they have seen a huge drop in crime in the past five years. the city's police chief will be holding a community meeting tonight to talk about the reasons why and he will talk about a new program that will bring gang members face to face with the police. that's march 1st. that will be where identified gang members will be offered a choice -- stop the violence and get some help or been the primary of law enforcement. tonight's meeting is at 6:00 p.m. a judge will hear more testimony about oakland's controversial plan to crack down on violent street gang. that judge is deciding whether to prevent suspected gang members from hanging out together in the city's fruitvale neighborhood.
there will also be a 10:00 p.m. curfew imposed. now, the oakland city attorney says the similar plan has reduced well in reducing gang violence in north oakland but the critics of the plan say it promotes racial profiling. foster city will consider toughening regulations at some of the -- at some of the city's dog parks. there is a three-dog limit for visitors. many have been ignoring that rule. park and rec officials have been hoping that people would enforce things themselves. but since that hasn't happened, they will consider an amendment that could mean fines up to $400. we talked to one dog owner. he's what he had to say. >> i think some people may be overreacting to it. i think it's perfectly fine. >> the three-dog limit rule applies to six of the city's parks and is enforced between 5:00 and 8:00 a.m. on weekdays and 5:00 and 9:00
a.m. on weekend -- 9:00 a.m. on weekends. trevor beaun became the -- bayne became the young e driver to win the victory. that victory came a day after he turned 20 years old. he will be at the ghiradelli ice cream and chocolate shop in fishermen's wharf. this is part of the sprint series. all right. let's check in with sal and see how things are moving in the east bay. that's okay. we are looking at the traffic that's going to be busy on highway 4 coming up to the willow pass grade. you can see traffic is very busy here. it's gonna stay that way as you come across willow pass road. the one on the pittsburgh -- or
the bay point side and the one on the concord side. the traffic is getting -- it gets better as we pass the willow pass grade and head out to concord. it's pretty slow there. it looks like it is opening up on the way out to port chicago highway. the morning drive on westbound bay bridge backed found about a 15-minute wait. no problems on the bridge. if you are driving to the south bay, northbound 280 is gonna be busy. it looks like traffic is a little bit slow. 85 northbound is going to be slow. let's go to steve. >> all right. >> good morning. clear skies, cold out there. but it's go be -- but it's gonna be a beautiful day. you see ott snow object hills and the visibility -- on the -- you see the snow on the hinls and the visibility is -- hills and the visibility is great. today is sunny. tomorrow will be mostly sunny. can't get rid of those cold
lows. there's just too much cold there in place. it could get very interesting around here. thursday, friday, saturday. now, we'll get clouds. we'll get some rain. the question is will we get the really low snow levels. it just depends. if everything continues to come in as advertised, we'll see. sometimes it does and sometimes our forecast models back up on it. they were right on the money on the system that went right down the coast. it was very close. just missed us. just missed us. now it's gone. we don't have to worry about it. st.helena and ukiah are 28 degrees. cordelia at 30. fairfax and 30. menlo park and crockett say they were 35. p 3 -- 33 your morning trifecta. 36, redwood city, san jose is
at 39. sanrafael started at 3 4 degrees. we'll end up at 50 at noon. it will be sunny siped up a today -- sunnyside up today. there's a little co pone nent -- component to a breeze. one system moves out. we focus our attention to the north and maybe the best. a strong low is dropping down off vancouver. you get the early signs it. the question is will it continue to march down and bring all of that cold air with it or also tap in this system north of the hawaiian islands. fg has to come together -- everything has to come together. if it doesn't, it doesn't amount to much. we're all right. this is our break today and tomorrow. a little breeze at times. slightly warmer temperatures today, especially if you can get a light warm he wind in the north bay -- warm he wind in
the north bay -- warmer wind in the north bay. 5, 58, 59 should cover it for everybody. north to south, west to east. 59 in san jose, 59 in san carlos and redwood city. tomorrow about the same. then we cloud it up on thursday. there will be rain moving in on friday. we'll see if it's really cold. if it is, we'll have low snowfall levels. thursday, friday, saturday, look very unsettled. nineteen minutes before 8 :00. new unrests from wisconsin's governor this morning and after a week of loud demonstrations at wisconsin's capitol, find out where public workers will be holding a rally for similar reasons here in the bay area today. you can stop doing status dhex on your -- checks on your facebook friend.
a new threat this morning from wisconsin's governor. he says state employees could start getting layoff notices as early as next week if his bill eliminating most collective bargaining rights is not passed soon. he did not say which workers would be targeted but that the layoffs would not take effect immediately. wisconsin is facing a projected 3.6 billion budget short fall. there have been eight days of massive protests over the possible loss of collective bargaining. senate democrats left the state last week. that means the senate doesn't have a quorum. so no vote can be taken on a measure. governor walker says he will not negotiate. >> the local and state unions and teachers have agreed to give governor walker every single penny he's asked for to balance the budget.
he should take this offer so we can come back to madison today and vote on it. >> if you don't make the changes in this bill, you are making it difficult for the years to come. >> three republicans would need to join the democrats to block the bill. governor walker says not passing the bill by friday would make deeper cuts necessary. here in the bay area, hundreds of workers say they are encouraged by what's happening. pam cook has more from the newsroom. >> good morning. concord's mount diablo school board employees will start today rallying. the district is accused of using the need for budget cuts to get rid of collective bargaining over benefits, hours
and wages. at 10:00 this morning, there will be a joint news conference where representatives from the unions and the district are both expected to speak. now, the employees say they have offered proposals that -- proposals that would save the district millions of dollars but that further cuts would affect the children's education. the district says current budget cuts leave them no choice. union workers will hold a candlelight vigil on the west steps of the capitol building in sacramento. that will be in support of those employees in wisconsin. the event is part of a call for a nationwide demonstration and support of collective bargaining rights, where nurses and firefighters are asked to join in as well. they say without those rights they don't have the power to negotiate with large cities' school district. across the board school
district are getting hit hard with these cuts. reporting live in the newsroom, i'm pam cook, let's go back to dave. >> thank you, pam. 7:47. well, there is a new census estimate that shows about .25% of u.s. counties are losing their population. it's called natural decrease when a county experiences more deaths than birth. in california, those counties include, am ma door, nevada, plumas and trinity. demo graphers say it happens in the rural counties when people can't find jobs and move to large ircities. there are new graffiti messages in southern california threatening president obama and governor brown. the messages were found on a wall in san jose in orange county. one said "governor brown will die soon." another says, "why does obama
lie?" police say racist slogans were held. rahm emanuel is the front- runner in the mayor race but needs 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff in april. he stepped down from his white house position to run for mayor after richard daley announced he would not return for another term. well, ban ki-moon is in hollywood trying to convince the movie industry to improve the damagers of global warming -- dangers of global warming. movie producers, directors, actors have a worldwide reach. new this morning, results after study that show radiologists who analyze more mammograms are better at
detecting breast cancer. research researchers found those doctors produced fewer false positives. and those who look at fewer mammograms said more people back for unneeded testing. that causes anxiety and $1.6 billion a year in costs. researches are recommending an increase. facebook just launched an app today. some say it's cool. other say it's creepy. this will let you pick friends and monitor their relationship status. it will notify you as soon as that status changes. single facebook says it comforts people. but critics say it has a stalker vibe to it. this app is free. more than 100,000 users have already signed up for it. ten minutes of before --
and you are showing this world that the all libyans -- that automatic libyans -- that automatic libyans -- >> you are listening live to mow amar'e gadhafi speaking on -- moammar gadhafi speaking on tv. he's pretty defiant to leaving. the country's deputy u.n. ambassador has even called for an urgent meeting of the u.n. security council and that will take place later today. we'll continue to follow the statements that moammar gadhafi
is making right now. we'll have more coming up at the top of the hour. meanwhile,:54. we have good news to report on a story we first brought to you yesterday. rescue crews located missing southern california hiker brian karako, alive and well. he was found in a snow cave that he built on the mountain after getting lost in a snowstorm on saturday. he had drawn three "xs" in the snow, a sign of distress and that's how residuers -- rescuers found him. oakland as fans tomorrow can see history as it happened. just teen siegel, right there will be the first to pitch batting practice in a major league practice. she'll be pitching batting practice for the as tomorrow. she says it's been hard being the first to join this as a woman but she's hoping to lead by example and show anything is
possible. i think it's fairly simple. if you tell a girl she can't play baseball what else do you believe she can't do? >> she says her dream as a little girl was to play major league baseball and hoped it would be for the cleveland indiaz -- indians. you don't have to be in arizona to check out the giants in spring training. just turn on your computer. the giants will live stream their work out in scottsdale on their website. that starts at 10:00 a.m. the first spring training game will take place this friday. it will be interesting to see how they do after winning the world series. a lot of the players are already being called underdogs. sal had be ready. >> such a long season. i mean, you know, even after a month we don't know how they will do because remember last year in the middle of summer, we thought they weren't gonna make the playoffs. it will be a while -- >> it took the last game of the
regular season for them to get in the playoffs. >> right. good morning, everybody. let's take a look at the commute now. traffic on westbound 92 as you head out to the high rise. traffic looks okay. there are no major problems on the dumbarton bridge either. the bay bridge improving a little bit, maybe a little bit less than that, with no problems on the bridge. contra costa county, antioch slow traffic, also 680 from concord all the way down to alamo. stop and go. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. sunshine, clear skies. mid-toupper 60s. but a lot of cold readings. this low went right down the coast. now it's out of the picture. low 30s, mid-30s. another system coming down to the north, there's another one on left of your screen. we'll have to see how that plays out as we head to the end of the week. slightly warmer, with a few mid- to upper 50s.
if we can get enough of a mor therly -- northerly breeze. we start it cloud it up on thursday. we'll get some rain in here. the question is how low can we get the snow levels to plunge towards us. it's 7:57. police in one bay area city have an important warning for grocery shoppers. details of a disturbing crime wave and who is being targeted. also, we're still monitoring a changing situation in new de-- new zealand following a deadly earthquake. a story of survival. we're hearing about a man who was trapped in the rubble for five hours. and the breaking news on the crisis in libya. moammar gadhafi is speaking right now.
we'll explain. the second hour of "mornings on 2" starts now. good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. it's tuesday, february 22nd. now, we're still following tragic, developing news coming into us this morning. those four americans who were taken hostage by somali pirates off east africa were shot and killed by their captors. now, negotiators had begun, trying to win the release of those four americans when gunshots were heard on board the yacht. u.s. navy personnel boarded the yacht and found the four americans dead. reportedly the navied four -- navy killed four of the pirates and captured 13 others. we'll have the u.s. response in about five minutes to also, right now, we're looking live at lib by yaw.
>> this is -- libya leader moammar gadhafi. let's listen in. >> translator: where were you? and you -- you were siding with america during these bombings and moammar gadhafi won't have to step down. >> among many other things, gadhafi is vowing to keep fightings against the protesters demanding that he leave the country. this is very significant that he's speaking now. there were reports that he fled the country already and was in venezuela. he's speaking to a huge crowd of people who are his huge
supporters. we'll continue to follow again these live stories from lib we ya and -- bib yaw and gadhafi in our "mornings on 2" broadcast. >> we're also continuing to monitor the earthquake that hit in new zealand. it happened at 1:00 p.m. there, during the busy lunch hour. and there's widespread damage. the official death toll right now remains at 65. but earlier this morning, the media suggested it could go all the way up to 400. that's because hundreds are feared trapped in the rubble. this foreigning mor the first -- this morning for the first time we're hearing from one man who spent five hours being
rescued from a building. >> from where he was on the fourth floor, i thought he was gone, really. i chose not to leave here until i knew for myself. >> the news is reporting that the crews are still busy, digging through the rubble in christchurch trying to find survivors. this is the church prior to the earthquake with the large steeple. now take a look at how the large church looks this morning. the top spire completely gone. be sure to check with ktvu. we've checking several reports on up-to-the-minute disaster. coming up at 8:30, kraig debro will have the bay area connection.
you can find the latest updates at ktvu.com. 8:05. well, oakland police have an important warning now for grocery shoppers. it involves a recent crime wave. it starks -- it targets one specific group. let's go to allie rasmus with the details of what's been happening. allie? >> reporter: well, as said, oakland police are -- as you said, oakland police are worried about a crime trend that's hitting grocery stores like this one. police say a man in his late teens or early 20s is taking out the parking lot in stores like this. he's looking for women grabbing up their grocery shopping, loading the bags in her car and then he follows them home and once they are parked on street, garage or driveways, the suspect will jump out and rob
them of their purse. >> i try to stay aware. it's heightened definitely. i try to stay aware. >> reporter: in most of the case the the shoppers have been coming from this safeway on redwood road but one lieutenant says there may be other instances of robbers following people from other stores in oakland. they don't want people who shop elsewhere to get a false sense of security. they want everyone to be aware. the one thing that's good, they don't have reports of it robber or robbers using any weapons. back to you. >> thank you. it's 6 minutes after 8:00. as we mentioned at the top of the hour, four americans were found dead on their yacht off the coast of -- the coast of
soma yaw -- somalia. sandra endo has more. there's reports that the four americans were killed right when there were negotiations starting for their release, is that right? >> reporter: that's right, tori. for days now. u.s. officials say they were in negotiations with somali pirates i would hijacked this yacht on friday. in the midst of all of this they responded to gunfire they heard on the yacht. that's when they found out these fatal results this morning. >> reporter: their journey started out as a group yacht fewer in thailand. but when four americans left mumbai, india, they took a different path. pirates hijacked the yacht. monday, u.s. officials say a u.s. navy ship was trailing the yacht and negotiates were -- negotiations were underway to free the four american. tuesday, u.s. forces responded to gunfire and found all four
hostages shot dead. >> they were two pie rights that were dead on board the vessel when they boarded it. as they were clearing it, there were two more pirates dilled -- killed in the clearing process by the boarding team. friends say the couple had looked forward to their trip. >> scott and i had lunch together at the end of the laugh year -- at the end of last year in marina del ray and we discussed the process someone would go through to make the decision to go through this area. what he had said was he had a strong desire to sail with his boat around the world. shane was having a very hard time with the heat in the tropics and wanted to get to the european waters and see europe by boat. this is a very common route for european voters -- boaters to take as a last leg to get home. >> reporter: u.s. officials say
in all, 19 somali pirates were involved in the hijacking of the vessel. besides the four dead, 15 others are in custody. we should mention that phyllis mckay's mother and niece is from the bay area. again, devastating news to report, four hostages, all americans shot dead -- dead by their pirates. the officials had a briefing to talk about the details about how this unfolded but not the news they wanted to hear this morning. >> remind us why there's so much activity of piracy in this part of the world? >> reporter: well, the coast of soma yaw is known -- somalia is known for a lot of activity. somalia is a country that has not really seen official leadership so that's why poverty and piracy is running
rampant. that's why -- wanting to have a better lifestyle for economic factors as well. that's why these caught remembers so dangerous. i should mention that u.s. officials this morning in their briefing to reporters said this is the deadliest piracy attack on american. >> thank you, sandra endo. >> yeah. 8:009. let's go to -- 8:09. let's go to sal. it's getting slow, as you drive from the macarthur maze to pinole. traffic is very, very slow there. also slow still in concord -- concord and walnut creek heading down to alamo and highway 4 is slow. if you are driving on the nim
mit freeway, northbound -- nim mit freeway, northbound 880, an injury crash there. northbound 880. the accident is closer to winston. this is the westbound bay bridge. the traffic will be backed up for about a ten manufacture minute -- ten-minute delay. sanfrancisco 101 looks okay. sanfrancisco and van ness air a -- an area to avoid -- an area to aid -- an vand necessary an area -- and van ness an area to avoid. temperatures, pretty cold this morning. we will end up with a nice day and nice tomorrow and everything starts to change as we head towards thursday. sunny days, cold cold mornings that will take us into thursday. it will get cold. the question is how cold will it get. we'll get some rain. the question is how much cold will lead to the snow levels. we'll fine-tune that.
20s for many. ukiah. 33 out in fairfield. it's cold. it's going to be there for a while. sanrafael started off at 34. they are now 46. we'll go 50 at nooned a 56 for a high in san rafael. a lot of sunshine. it's cold to start off with. there's not much of a breeze. the napa airport has a little wind. but most locations stay calm. there goes our system from yesterday. it didn't make it and it went right down the coast. we'll have to keep an eye out to the north and west. today, it's easy. sunny, breezy, cold morning, a little warmer as temperatures -- they will end up in the 50s. upper 50s to near 60 if enough of a north wind makes it. morgan hill, 58. livermore, 57. more of the same on wednesday. then we start to cloud it up.
here comes some clouds, rain, cold air. >> thank you, steve. it's 8:12. libyan leader moammar gadhafi is right now address the people of -- addressing the people of libya. we've been showing him shouting outside one of his palaces. he's talking to demonstrators who are demanding his resignation. one one bay area police force may be changing its guidelines about racial profiling.
moammar gadhafi is addressing his nation with defiance, refusing to step down as protesters have demanded. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau with more on what the libyan leader is having to say. good morning, alison. >> reporter: tori, that's right. as the pressure intensifies on moammar gadhafi to step down, he sounds defiant. his speech is airing right now on state tv in libya. he's speaking from tripoli and says he's the leader of libya's resolution and will be a martyr. >> libya, lead american, asia, the it lead the whole world. it cannot be stopped. >> reporter: this is some of the video of anti-government protesters. gadhafi is -- gadhafi is calling them rats and is cauing them -- and is calling them teenagers influenced by pills.
as many as 400 demonstrators have been killed by his regime. the u.n. scown is holding an emergency meeting discussing how to respond. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:16. investors on wall street are playing close attention to libya's violent political unrest. the uncertainty has taken a toll on markets and there's concern that the unrest could spread to other oil-rich countries in the region. the dow has been down since the opening bell. right now, the do you is currently at 77. the nasdaq is at 40. s&p is down 1. another result of the libyan unrest, crude oil prices are at a two-year high as commodity traders worry the revolt in libya could spread to other areas. libya is the third largest oil
producer in africa. janet napolitano is among those vips attending a funeral for a u.s. federal agent killedded in mexico. the memorial service for the special agent is happening right now in brownsville, texas. that's right near the u .s./mexico border. the 3-year-old federal agent was ambushed while working in the mexican state. another agent was shot and wounded but that agent survived. >> we are astill waiting to hear if -- we're still waiting to hear if charges will be filed in a six-hour standoff yesterday of we first showed you this yesterday on "mornings on 2." police responded to shots fired at a house around 5:00 a.m. officers say they were confronted by a woman at the front door. as they approached her, police say her boyfriend pulled her into the home and wouldn't come out. that's when s.w.a.t. teams were called in.
shortly after 11:00, the couple came out of the house and peacefully grave up. to -- gave up. no one was hurt. 8:18. a decision by the san jose police department to redefine racial profile something getting the thumbs up from minority community leaders. "the mercury news" says the department will consider it a violation for a police officer to show bias any time during an encounter with the public. it used to be didded -- considered a violation only if they initiated contact because of racial bias. this change comes after chris moore took over at police chief, which in the past has been accused of racial profiling. ten oakland police officers are on -- are back on the job. oakland mayor jean quan announced earlier this month that she was retire -- rehiring ten of the laid-off officers bayed on seniority.
oakland's force now stands at 663. and that's just six fewer than the authorized number of 669 officers. the rehired officers have to undergo restraining before they can hit the streets. 8:19. all of that heavy snow in the midwest caused a grocery store roof to collapse. right there. why the store's owner says that collapse actually happened at a good time. to also -- trouble in the tenderloin. what residents would say would really help their neighborhood. good morning. if you are driving in the south bay, it's pretty slow here on 237 and on 880 nearby. we'll tell you what is causes the trouble.
more travel delays in the midwest thanks to the snow and ice. at minneapolis-st. paul, airport, 45 minutes delays for arriving and departing flights that. there's already a backlog of passengers after hundreds of flights had to be cancelled yesterday. minneapolis is suffering. they are digging out after more than a foot of snow fell. chicago, detroit, philadelphia, also reporting travel delays. sfo is telling us koig arrivals are delayed up to 30 minutes. >> security cameras inside clap churred ad's roof collapse right there. that's the food 4 less store in
pontiac michigan. the store's owner says this actually happened at a good time. this was 2:00 in the morning. the stove was closed. luckily no one was hurt. the store opened for several hours, but the owner eventually closed it up for more cleanup. well, it is 8:24. residents in san francisco's tenderloin district are pleading for more public bathrooms. they complain the homeless are using their streets and sidewalks as a public toilet. ktvu news shot this video of the neighborhood this morning. one local community group recently opened a public new bathroom. it even paid a worker to keep -- to keep track of how many are uing it. residents say more public bathrooms are clearly needed. 8:24. let's go to sal get you to where you need to go. sal? >> all right. dave and tori.
>> in richmond and pinole, it's very slow. moving down to the nimitz freeway, it's been very slow from hayward and fremont. take a look at 237. we have some slow traffic there, as usual, coming from 680 and picking up at zanker road. on 880, we had a report of an accident, southbound at 16th but doesn't look like it's there. northbound on the left. that traffic is a little bit busy. but fortunately things look to have recovered. remember, at the bay bridge, we still have a delay of ten minutes. sunshine out there. temperatures will start to rebound from the 20s and an dash yes, 20s and 30 this morning. look at that sunshine. wall to wall, it looks good. i ficked it was about time.
30s. we're starting to warm up. not a lod of -- lot of mid-40s and 30s. there is -- today and tomorrow, all right. there is a very cold low dropping down. there is also a low north of the hawaiian islands. somehow this whole mix is going to play in our weekend weather. the system to the west gets drawn into the low. if that's the case it will be a cold rain. today, not a problem. sunny, breezy, highs. hear is a slight north north wind especially near fairfield and napa. that should help you warm -- that should help warm you up a littleby. we're good to if tomorrow. then we start to cloud it up on thursday. the question is how far south? 8:6. a bay area tech company responding to that -- to that
disaster in new deland. -- new zealand. the new app launched by google. also, just 30 minutes ago, the classes resumed at a walnut creek high school following the tragic deaths of two teenagers. we're getting reaction from their classmates. and how one bay area city plans to toughen up on the dog owners when it comes to the leash laws.
ship had been shadowing the yacht. negotiation the started trying to release the americans when gunshots were heard on the yacht. navy personnel boarded the yacht, they found the four americans dead. the navy killed two of the pirates and captured 13 others. an update on the disaster in new zealand. kraig debro is live in berkeley with more >> reporter: good morning. i just spoke with live in berkeley. lester key is an ex-patriot who lives in new zealand.
he found out about the earthquake from his sister. he says cell phone towers are knocked out. the word is out that you are not supposed to call. leave phone lines open for emergency crews. dozens of deaths are reported 65 by all told. but they say that number will likely rise. 6.3 magnitude struck as people were walking back to work or going to lunch. plus, this is a tourist town. that was also a big deal at the time. >> letter mckee's family, he says the faults that claused -- caused the dwak there are similar to the faults on this side on the pacific.
i live tw or three ice -- i two or three miles from the hayward fault which is part of the andreas fault zone. >> reporter: now, doing some rich in the earthquakes in the area, we found that since about:59 p.m. on monday, that's about 50 minutes after the new zealand quake, there have been five earthquakes that we've found that have been a 4.7 or higher, 4.7 to 5.7, in that same region. so, a volcano island in japan. a place in japan, australia, there was a .7 in the northern territory. and a sixth one in the phillippines as well that measured about 5.3. i want to speak with robert erhaimer about that and what that means for us. as a matter of fact, there was
a 1.5 quake centered in concord overnight. so we'll talk to him about that as well. back to you. >> thank you, kraig. 8:32. mountain view-based google is doing what it can to help out with the relief efforts. they just launched a person finder app. this app will allow users to get information on loved ones in new zealand they may be searching for. users can share information about someone in that earthquake zone. the on-line database has information on 5200 people as of now. 8:33. grief counselors on the -- are on the campus of a walnut creek high school. students returned to class for the first time since a weekend tragedy involving two juniors. mathew miller and graven powell were dilled -- were killed while rafting on a creek. they say their tinefy match was no match for the -- they say
their match was no -- >> they were so strong. i have a strong relief in a -- belief in a religious background. i foe they are okay and in in a good place. >> investigators say both teenagers were wearing helmets but they were not wearing life veafts -- life vests. there will be candlelight vigils for the teenagers tomorrow night. that's scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at shell ridge open space in walnut creek. that's where the two boys would often hike. 8:34. the rain is coming back to us here in the bay area weekend. those cold temperatures they have now they are gonna stick around. for people homeless, it was an especially warm and tough night as temperatures plunge to a near freezing. the redwood mission has been
quilled -- filled for two weeks. we taked to this lady here turned -- turned away. she spent the night near some railroad tracks under an abandoned structure. >> it's very cold in the morning. it's hard to get up. you can't move. >> the redwood gospel mission says they've run out of blankets, sleeping bags and other items that help them stay warm. they say any donations are very welcome. 8:34. this morning a new report on home prices shows the prices are still sliding in many areas. the new schiller report says -- the new case schiller report says homes in the top markets were down 9%. it's the fifth month in a row houses have been down. only washington, d.c. showed a slight price increase. prices in 11 of those markets, including seattle, new york, las vegas and detroit hit their lowest level since the housing
bust in 2006. dozens of san jose grocery workers who lost their jobs are now suing the store and its parent company. more than 50 men and women at the vianda supermarket chain found themselves out of a job when the chine went bankrupt in june. there will be a news conference at 1 o'clock this morning -- 11:00 this morning. 8:35. mountain view could become the only city in santa clara county to specifically allow medical marijuana dispensaries. the city will talk about this idea at today's meeting but the vote may be delayed to allow officials more time to work out the deday. dispensaries will be required to operate as nonprofits. they have to be a certain distance from places where children gather. well, the city of east palo alto has seen a huge drop in crime in the past five years. the city's police chief will
hold a community meeting tonight to talk about the reasons why. he will discuss discuss a new -- le also discuss a new program that will bring gang members face to face with the police. "the first gang call-in" that's set for march the 1st. that's where the gang members will of be operred a choice -- stop -- offered a choice -- stop the violence or become the target of law enforcement. also today a judge will hear more testimony about oakland's controversial plan to crack down on violent street gangs. the judge will decide whether to prevent suspected gang members from hanging out today in the city's crime-ridden fruitvale neighborhood. it would also be a -- there would also be a 10:00 p.m. curfew. oakland's city attorney has a similar plan and say it's work very well in north oakland. foster city tonight will consider toughening regulations
at stoom of the -- some of the city's dog parks. parks and rec along with city officials would hope that people would enforce themselves. but since that hasn't happened, the council will had consider an amendment that could mean signs up to $00. we talked to one -- up to $100. we talked to one dog owner. here's what he had to say. >> i think some people may be other reacting to it -- may be overreacting to it. 8:38. nascar's brand-new star will be right here in the bay area this evening. on sunday, trevor bayne became the youngest racer ever to win the daytona 500. the victory came the day after he turned 20 years old. at 5:30 this afternoon bayne will be at a nascar promotional
event at the ghiradelli ice cream and chocolate shop, 900 north street at san francisco's fisherman's wharf. this is part of the countdown to the series in sonoma. >> sounds like a big win. and you get ice cream. 8:38. we want to check in again with sal castanedo, keeping a close eye on the commute. hopefully it's not too bad out they're. >> it's not too bad out there. as a matter of fact, we do have some problems. i want to show you 880. they cleared and accident near 16th. it's taken a while to unwind hitting southbound. the traffic is pretty slow from 980 as you drive -- 980 as you drive south. by the time you reach 16th it will be better. northbound, though -- northbound 880 coming up past the coliseum will be busy, all the way up to the same area. this morning at the toll plaza, it's backed up still for about a ten minute wait.
>> let's go to steve. sunshine not a problem. looks good today most of tomorrow as well. the overnight lows will continue to be cold. there is a little north breeze. maybe 15 to 20 at the surface, less than 10. the low from yesterday, went right on by. said hello and good bye. it's all the way down to southern california and off the shore off the coast. st.helena and ukiah, 28. sebastopol checking in at 28. these are not the current conditions. cordelia, 30. fairfax and clayton, 32. menlo park and crockett just to name a couple in the 30s. we still have 0s but we're starting to warm up. any wind means you could even have a wind chill. today as we said and tomorrow look about the same. maybe a few cloud tomorrow but a very strong, cold, cold low is dropping down from northwest canada into the vancouver --
vancouver, seattle. the question is how far south will it if? how long will take to get here and will it draw in moisture north of the hawaiian islands. there's plenty too fine-tune and the details will get ironed out as we get closer to thursday. we've heading for a big change thursday and friday. the question is how low will the snow level get. that remains to be seen. but it's gonna be a very active pattern. today, it's very nice, sunny, nice a few 50s. the north wind is hing areas like santa rosa. sunny, breezy. about the same on wednesday. an then a cold rain and snow. clearing on sunday. new threats from wisconsin's governor this morning and after all of those loud demonstrations in wisconsin's capital find out what public workers here in the bay area will be holding a
let's bring you up to date on some of the top stories. you are looking at live pictures of libyan's leader, moammar gadhafi, he's speaking live on state television. he's been talking for more than an hour. already, he's vowing to fight anti-government protest woers want him to resign. and he said he will die a martyr, if necessary. also, according to the u.s. military, four americans taken hostage by somali pirates off the coast of east african were shot and killed by their casters today -- captors today. the military boarded and said they tried to save their lives but they about shot date. at least half a dozen shoppers have been robbed after being followed home in one oakland neighborhood. police say the robbers have targeted mostly other women
leaving the safeway store. new developments in the wisconsin budget battle. in the statement released in the last hour, walker reiterated his statement, saying unions are wasteful with taxpayer money. walker also said this morning, state employees could be getting lay-off notices as early as next week if his bill is not passed soon. there have been eight days of massive protests over the possible loss of collective bargaining. senate democrats left the state last week and that means the senate doesn't have a quorum. so no vote canning taken on this -- so no vote can be taken on this bill. the local and state unions and the teachers have agreed to give governor walker every single penny he's asked for to balance the budget. he should take the offer so we can come to madison today and vote on it. >> if you don't make the kag
we're calling for in this bill, you are making it very difficult for local governments in the years to come. >> governor walker says not passing the bill by this friday would make deeper cuts necessary. tonight, the the mount diablo school board will consider to close yet another school. silver bood and west -- sill rememberwood and westwood in concord are reportedly at risk. the school board reported to close two schools to save some money. some district employees say they will stage a rally. they say they've been encouraged by the worker protests in wisconsin and are hoping to call attention to stalled contract negotiations. >> union workers ear will be holding a candlelight vigil on the west steps of the capitol building in support of those employees in wisconsin tonight. this is part of a nationwide call to demonstrate in support
of collective bargaining rights where nurses and firefighters are asked to jane as well. now-- asked to join as well. employees say without the rights they don't have the power it effectively negotiate with large businesses, cities or school districts. there are new graffiti messages in southern california threatening president obama and governor jerry brown. the messages were found on a wall in. in orange county. -- in santa ana in ron tu -- in orange county. one said governor brown will die soon. the other says, why does obama lie? police say racist slogans were painted nearby. today, president obama's former chief of staff, rahm emanuel, could find out if he will be the next mayor of chicago. emanuel is the front runner in today's race but needs to win 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff in april. emanuel stepped down from his white house position as chief of staff to run for mayor after richard talely announced he
would not run for another term. well, ban ki-moon is in hollywood trying to convince the movie industry to include the damage irs of global warming in their story lines. the secretary-general says speaking with this -- about this can only go so far but he says the movie directors and stress, well, they have a wide reach. rescue crews did locate a missing southern california hiker, brian karako yesterday, arrive and -- alive and well of he was found in a snow cave he built on the mountain after getting lost in a snowstorm on saturday. he had drawn three com.s in the -- xs in the snow, a sign of distress. that's how rescuers found him. there's also a story where a
black named -- where a black lab named lucky got stranded here. see was skittish after several days on the island but rescuers were able too tranquilize her and bring her back -- able to tranquilize her and bring her back unharm. researchers found those doctors produce fewer false positives. and those patients are sent off to have unneeded tests which causes anxiety to the patients and reportedly about $1.6 billion in costs. researchers are recommending that mammogram review requirements be increased. british chiropractors are warning men that man bags can be bad for your back. there is a growing tend for
things like this. the british chiropractor association says those bags often weigh more than 14 pounds. and they say men should avoid carrying them for a long time and when they do, they should alternate the some sherr -- shoulder they use. it's 8:50. face facebook launches an act called the breakup mod fire. it will notify you as soon as one's stat face changes. single facebook users says it gives them a chance to comfort someone who just broke up. some say it's kind of creepy like a stalker. 130,000 users have already signed up for it. well, the price tag for traffic fines keeps going up. even though drivers don't like it, how the higher fees may be helping the state in some ways. and the world champion giants can be close as -- can
release of some political prisoners. he's trying to calm the uprising. one called that prisoner release a good step and a positive gesture. meantime, israel calls it a provocative attack by iran, something just happened today. you are looking at new video as we see it. two iranian war ships sailed through the suez canal for the first time in 30 years. that waterway connects the red sea to the mediterranean. they are heading to a training exercise. today marks the first anniversary that reform credit card laws took effect and a new report shows card colders are paying less for late fees on their accounts. the consumer financial protection bureau show
cardholders paid $470 million in late fees last year. that's less than half of the penalties paid in 2009. one reason for the drop is a new $25 cap on late fees. the bureau says there have been fewer interest rate hikes. california's rising penalties are being called attacks by other names. red light camera violations now cost $470 zparred to -- compared to $3 1 -- 371 a few years ago. fees tacked on to pay to traffic school have doubled to $49 over three years. lawmakers say the revenue has helped prevent deeper cuts. well, you don't have to be in arizona to check out the giants in spring training. just turn on your computer. the giants are stream live their workout in scottsdale this morning on their website. it actually starts at 10:00 a.m. the giants' first spring training game is friday.
well, today is ticket 2day. and this ticket2s day will see eric clapton live. three winners will take home two tickets apiece wednesday march 2nd at the hp pavilion in san jose. for you to enter go to ktvu.com. do it before midnight. scroll down to the right now tab and put in the secret word icon. and good luck. >> i've seen him in concert a couple of times. amazing, amazing concert. let's check in one more time with sal castanedo. >> all right. traffic is recovering from some earlier problems. let's go to 880 northbound. you can see some slow traffic there coming up past coliseum. also this morning's commute is going to be busy at the toll plaza. if you are driving into san francisco along northbound 101, all of a sudden that's busy
from cesar chavez out to the 80 split. now let's go to steve. thank you, sir. a cold morning, sunshine. 20s, 30s. we'll end up in the mid- to upper 50s, maybe near 60 if you can get a light north wind. it will be sunny today. mostly sunny on wednesday. we cloud it up on thursday and there's going to be some rain. there might be some low snow, dave, tori. it just remains to be seen. >> you are seeing lower snow levels thaft last weekend? >> yes, if everything continues to come in as advertised. >> okay. >> you will keep a close eye on the models for us, as always did. >> always. >> thanks for watching, everyone, have a great day.
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