tv Mornings on 2 FOX May 28, 2011 7:00am-9:00am PDT
one of two major transit projects taking place in the bay area this weekend is underway. we'll tell you how it's affecting travel, coming up. hundreds of homes threatened and newest information on a wildfire burning right now in california. we're gearing up for a blustery saturday. details coming up in just a moment. good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. it's saturday, may 28th. memorial day weekend is here,
let's get right to rosemary for a check of your holiday forecast. good morning, rosemary. >> good morning! instead of feeling like may, it will feel like early spring, another day of cool weather, cloudy weather, breezy, especially in the afternoon. and perhaps even a sprinkle as we work through the afternoon as well. necessary that what we can expect for your saturday this morning we're waking up with patchy fog, low clouds out there. the winds are expected to kick up from 20 to 30 miles per hour in some areas. we'll show you where coming up. also, bring you temperatures we are expecting for the afternoon, as well as your current conditions. that in just a true moments. just about an hour ago, lanes on highway 24 reopened after an accident that seriously injured three people. it happened this morning just past the camino pablo exit on eastbound 24. only one car was involved but there were three people inside the car and you can see it the damage is extensive. two people had to cut out of the car using the jaws of life, and all three were transported to john muir hospital. right now the cause of the accident is still unknown.
bart passengers could be experiencing some delays this because of a major emergency project in the trans-bay tube. ali has more on the length of delays you can expect. >> reporter: good morning, mike. we talk to bart crewmembers who say right now there aren't any major delays to report, but the passengers who will be most impacted by the changes are people traveling between san francisco and the peninsula, to dublin and fremont. one of big changes, people will have to transfer here at the 12th street bart station in downtown oakland, which is where we are now. the confusing things about this station is that there are two levels of platforms, this platform below us and then this escalator heads down to another second platform, below the one we're standing over. so that's why because of the changes this weekend and the schedule impact, warrant has the people out here directing passengers, helping facilitate passengers and let them know which trains they have to
transfer on. the reason behind all of these changes is what you're seeing in this video right here. bart crews are working to replace some of its cables and the trans-bay tube. this is video of one of those cables and an example of what bart is going to be fixing this weekend. bart says these repairs need to happen because they will a problem on one of the cables back in december, so in order to avoid any further problems and a complete shutdown of the trans-bay tube, they have to do the work this weekend. they're trying to do it on a weekend where they think the fewest amount of passengers will be affected, which is why they're doing the work on a holiday weekend. while this work is going on, only one track will be open in the trans-bay tube, that's why you have the changes in the schedule and in the transfer point that passengers will have to take. today the work will only last until 7:30 a.m., and then normal service will resume. so things are just about to get back to normal right now. but on sunday and monday, crews will be working until 2:30 p.m.
crews will work this same schedule next weekend as well. so right now, not a lot of delays to report, in fact not many delays at all. bart has some personnel standing by helping direct passengers who may be confused about which train to transfer to. but the work, the bulk of the work and the biggest impact will happen on sunday and monday, and that work will continue until 2:30 p.m. we'll check back with new about a half hour from now. live in downtown oakland, ali rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. as we mentioned, the work on the trans-bay tube comes the same weekend as the project on the bridge. let's take a live look at the bay bridge incline. the work is on the lower deck, coming into oakland. later tonight drivers could face some delays as that detour is put in place. this is video of caltrans preparing for the weekend's work. crews will be shutting down some eastbound lanes as they shift drivers to a new at the dour. it will be in place until the
new span opens in 2013 and will require drivers coming off the lower deck into oakland to veer slightly to the right. right now, that road goes to the left. this work will not require caltrans to do a full closure of the bridge, but crews will shut the eastbound lanes tonight and tomorrow. westbound lanes will not be affect. you can find more information at ktvu.com. just click on the weekend extra tab on the homepage. oakland police are looking for the man who opened fire on a group of people while he was riding a motorcycle. it happened just before 8:30 last flight on athens near san pablo avenue. oakland police say three people were shot and had to be transported to highland hospital. there are injuries are not life- threatening. no word on a motive for the shooting. a 22-year-old man hit by a car in san diego's marina district this week has died. he died on thursday, he was on
life support after being hit by a car early wednesday morning on lombard and pierce streets. the driver of the car says urban darted into the street. it does not appear alcohol is involved in the crash. urban just graduated from the university of san francisco. san jose state will hold its commencement ceremony at 9 this morning. this year it will take on a somber tone. the university is awarding posthumous degrees to two students shot and killed in month. the two victims were accounting majors. police say one of their husband's shot and killed them before turning the gun on himself. joseph niceo has pleaded guilty to the killing of bay area women. maceo is now acting as his own attorney and yesterday he talked about some of the photos of women in bondage found in his reno home. he claims the pictures were taken with the women's consent and asked the judge to dismiss
the case. a response to that motion is expected on wednesday. it is the end of may, and that means prom season. but not everyone was dancing in santa cruz county. the soquel prom was held last night but several students weren't able to go after the students were accused of promoting racism. school officials say this was an example of ongoing actions that promote white power. >> the students contributed to people feeling intimidated and harassed. >> it wasn't just wearing white t-shirts for a photo. >> no. they were creating a feeling of intimidation. >> school officials are not going into detail about the other reasons the five were suspended. some of the suspended students we spoke to say the school is overreacting and insists they are not racist. and now their parents are considering legal action, if the school does not admit the suspension was a mistake, but the district says all actions
are final. southern california firefighters are making progress against the wildfire that had been threatening hundreds of homes. the fire is burning in the lake isabella area north of bakersfield. the fire is now 25% contained and some resident were being allowed to go back home. the fire began yesterday afternoon and grew quickly because of high winds. residents from about 400 homes were evacuated as fire crews worked to save the threatened building. >> to the fence and they bring a kimberly dozier last minute, the crews came, in saved the day. i thought for sure this building right here next to us here, and this one that's right behind me, were gone bus the flames were next to the fence as high as the roof! >> by last night the fire had burned about 200 acres and only one home suffered minor damage. so far no injuries have been reported and there is no word on how that fire started. next week pg&e will be conducting pressure tests on the pipelines and santa clara area. they will involve filling the pipes with water and pressurizing them at a higher
level than usual, the pipes will be monitored for eight hours, any pipe that does not withstand the pressure le replaceeds with a new, already pressured pipe. here is the testing schedule. the newberry springs area will be pressure tested on tuesday from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. new work will be tested on friday, that time has yet to be determined. funerals have begun for the people killed by that devastating tornado in joplin, missouri. the death toll stands at 132, but there are still 230 people missing. the first funerals have been held for the 19 people whose bodies have been released to relatives. officials say the identification process has been slow because they instituted several measures to prevent misidentification. those went into effect after a woman mistakenly identified one victim as her son. one family is already rebuilding in an effort to bring hope back to their city.
darren collins owns a contracting company. his wife's lawn was destroyed in the tornado. he spent first few days with his crew helping with the search and rescue efforts, but now he feels it is time to get back to work. >> looking at it now, it's a mess. but one board at a time. we'll rebuild this city and it will be better than before. >> the governor has given an executive order to expedite the building and recovery of joplin. that's making permits to rebuild easier to get. the crews hope to have the salon open and ready for business in 45 days. some schools in the city have also started to rebuild. good morning to you. a live look over the bay. we're dealing with low clouds and high clouds, as the next wave already approaches the coast. very similar to yesterday, we'll be cool and very breezy at times, and we're looking at partly to mostly cloudy skies as we step outside this morning. in san francisco, winds to 13 miles per hour. calm santa rosa, san jose 10
miles per hour. in oakland, the winds could kick up to 20, nearing 30 miles per hour in the afternoon. our temperatures at this hour at 54 degrees in san jose. widespread upper 40s, low 50s. 54 in oakland. 53 san francisco. we're very similar to how we woke up yesterday morning. 49 in santa rosa and i'll back this up and show you where most of that rain will fall for today. over northern california. even a few thunderstorms this morning off cape mendocino. for us just the tail end, once again. so what does that mean? a slight possibility of maybe a sprinkle, but for the most part we'll be partly cloudy, cool and windy at times. look at your satellite and radar, the apparent low of this system that continues to bring us this unseasonably cool weather is over the coast of oregon. it will shift east by tomorrow, so improving conditions for sunday. but still below average for this time of year. i want to are you you through the forecast. notices we're mostly cloudy for the first half of the day. by 3:00 or so we do see partly cloudy skies, the front has
moved through, and behind the front we're expecting windsy conditions. you see what is happening over the sierra. more snow for the sierra expected by tomorrow afternoon. we're mostly clear but the winds are expected to stay with us over the weekend it's going to be a little blustery at times and below average for this time of year. the winds to 30 miles per hour, especially along the need coast and for the hills. the rest of us will see winds between 15 and 20 miles per hour. it looks like the second half of the day going to be the breeziest. highs for today, upper 50s on the coast, mid to upper 60s for the bay area and inland. 55 in concord, 60 in san francisco. if you're headed up to the big carnivale festival this weekend, bring along the jacket. 64 redwood city. and 66 degrees expected in san jose. your extended forecast, we're really not going to budge from this pattern. we do see again a little improvement for sunday, monday looks pretty good but by monday night and into tuesday, another system going to bring the possibility of rain on tuesday, and keep us partly cloudy on wednesday.
and any case we're well below average for this time of year. some of us normally in the 80s for memorial day weekend. coming up we'll look at some advisories for the sierra. new this morning, president obama arrived in poland a few hours ago. this new video shows the president outside the president a.m. palace in warsaw where he met with the polish president to discuss a number of issues. mr. obama asked the polish president to help develop democracy in the middle east, saying poland's transition to democracy two decades ago is a model for the arab world. this is the last stop in his six-day european tour. he is scheduled to arrive back at the white house later today. with the president in europe, vice president joe biden delivered this weekend's online video address. he credits the obama administration's bailouts of u.s. automakers back in 2009 for turning around that industry and helping the nation's economic recovery. >> because of what we did, the
automobile industry is rising again. manufacturing is coming back. our economy is recovering and is gaining traction. >> earlier this week, chrysler announced it had paid off almost all of its remaining bailout loans, a total of $7.6 billion, and general motors said this week its detroit factory is now running three shifts for the first time in its 26-year history, because of increasing demand for american cars. time is 7:14. the race for the republican presidential bid is heating up. the surprising results of a poll just released this morning, tell how is leading the race. and state parks may have a chance after all the intervention that could save some bay area parks from being closed. and let's take you outside. you're looking at highway 101 in marin. no major problems this morning, but we should tell you chp is going to be out in force along with other law enforcement agencies for this holiday weekend. ♪ let's go out to the dmv
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good morning, san jose a bright start at 54 degrees on a light breeze. this weekend has mark the unofficial start of the summer season, and people are heading for the great outdoors. this is lake chabot in castro valley where all 75 campsites are reserveeds for the weekend. some people we talked to say they chose this lake because of convenience. >> it took us 10 minutes to get here. so -- and it's inexpensive to camp. easier just to come here and this way than have to worry about the traffic. >> triple-a travel survey indicates 4.2 million californians will travel at least 50 miles from their homes this holiday weekend and park
rangers are preparing for the extra visitors they say they are especially being on the lookout for people drinking while operating boats and while you are outside this weekend, santa clara emergency officials are warning you to watch your step. the warm weather brings out rattlesnakes. officials say you should watch where you step and look for snakes under logs, rocks or in high brush. and if you see a rattlesnake, keep your distance and give the snake time to get away. if you do get bitten, do not attempt to suck out the venom. instead keep the bite below your heart, call and wait for help. california state officials are warning people on the water to be especially careful this holiday weekend and the summer. the snowfall level will result in high and cold river flows which create dangerous conditions. this morning we are joined on the phone. good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm sure people want warmer weather because they want their boats on the water. what kind of conditions can
they expect? >> well, quite a bit cooler as everyone knows. other than that, the water temperature will be a lot cooler than we expect this time of year. and when you get newspaper the rivers, of course, the currents will be a lot stronger and the water level will be higher. >> since we have you on the phone i want to show our viewers some numbers right now that are according to state officials. last year, 570 recreational boating accidents were reported in california. 283 people were injured. and according to that report, 49 people died on the waters in california. 75% of the drowning victims were actually not wearing life jackets, and officer, are you surprised by these numbers, especially how many aren't wear life jackets out there? >> you know, unfortunately, i'm not surprised by it. both the state and the coast
guard are really on a big push this year to try to get people to wear a life jacket. it does no good if it's not on your body. when you go in the water, it's hard to put a life jacket on. >> as you think you're a strong swimmer, put on a life jacket. last question, we talked about the snowmelt and the precipitation we got. when will we see a change in what the current are and the water conditions? >> yes, that's going to depend on the weather. when things start to really warm up and that snowmelt starts and the water starts coming down. >> all right. thank you for taking the time and have a safe memorial day weekend out there. >> all right. thank you very much. 16 state parks should slated foreclosure too stay open after an intervention from the federal government. governor proposed closing you to 70 state parks to save the state $11 million this year and $22 million 16 of those 70 park
must stay open because they received federal money. lawyers are expected to discuss what to do next. a list of affected parks include -- the man who succeeded former president george w. bush as texas governor could be getting ready to make a run for the white house of his own. texas governor rick perry admitting yesterday in austin he is thinking about a presidential run. the texas republican says he won't decide until after the current legislative session in his state ends. rudy giuliani is sparking speculation he may be getting ready to jump into the 2012 republican presidential primary. giuliani is scheduled to visit new hampshire next week, a key primary state. the former mayor ran for his party's presidential nomination in 2008. he placed fourth in the new
hampshire primary that year. giuliani's possible entry into the g.o.p. contest comes as he leads a new cnn poll, 16% of the republican support nationwide. former massachusetts governor mitt romney is in second place with 15%. sarah palin receiving 13%. despite high-ranking for giuliani he faces one issue, just about a quarter of republicans polled said they would be enthusiastic if giuliani won the nomination next year. a shake-up with the blue angels, the stunt that caused a commanding officer to resign. and a wild chase, the last ditch attempt by the suspect to try to get away. >> unsettled weather continues for your saturday. coming up it's expected to be from 10 to 15 degrees below the seasonal norm nor the afternoon.
it all started around 4:30 yesterday afternoon after police received reports of a stolen car. the driver of that car going over the bushes, jumped out that moving car. but that's when he tried to get into a minivan with a mom and her daughter inside. police responded quickly, you can see them there pulling them away from the minivan and taking them into custody. >> i never hit a driver out with my doors unlocked and nobody else should either because it's -- i live right down the street and i'm just -- [not understandable] >> that woman said she is thankful for the police and promises she will never say anything bad again about police officers. the yemeni man accused of trying to storm the cockpit of a american airlines jet pleaded not guilty. rageh al-murisi is charged with interfering with a flight crew. if convicted he could be sentenceeds to 20 years in prison. the attorney for the 26-year- old says his client is mentally
ill and is not a terrorist. this morning he remains in jail without bail and is due back in court in one month. the commanding officer of the navy's blue angels flight demonstration team is stepping down. commander dave cost made it official yesterday, the resignation comes after he says he flew too low during a performance at an air show last week in lynchburg, virginia. blue angels have now had to cancel a number of performances scheduled for next month. if you're hoping for some warm weather this holiday weekend are you may not be getting it, right? >> giving you a look outside this morning, we're waking up with the low clouds, patchy fog, and we're got high clouds overhead. there you see it, little sunshine and cool and breezy today. if you're headed to the sierra, even a winter weather advisory to worry about, starts about 1:00 this afternoon. two to four inches of new no below 7,000 feet, and the wind gusts are expected to hit 40
miles per hour at times for the afternoon. here at home look at our afternoon highs. mid-60s at best. 65 in concord, that's 15 degrees below the seasonal average. livermore 64 degrees, means you're 16 degrees below the seasonal norm for this time of year. our extended forecasted partly to mostly cloudy skies, cool conditions. notice we continue with this pattern. sunday into monday, looking to improve just a little bit. only to see more rain and the possibility there by tuesday morning. back to you. we may be entering the summer months but it's feeling like winter in the sierra. squaw valley received more than 3 feet of snow last week on top of the 14-foot base it already had. people planning to head to tahoe for weekend camping might be facing a change of plans. there may be snow in the slopes but the roads in the sierras you can see right there are all clear.
this is 80 at kingvale, and traffic is moving along just fine there. new allegations of police misconduct, the actions of one officer in this video that some officials say is against the law. and buster posey speaks about his injury for the first time. what he is saying about his return and the player who hit him. q
work is wrapping up right now on the trans-bay tube, but it is not done yesterday. bart riders, be warned. you could be looking at delays if you're head indeed and out of the city this holiday weekend. good morning. welcome back to mornings on 2. topping our news this morning, repair project on bart is expected to cause delays throughout the weekend. right now normal service has resumed but that won't be the case as the holiday weekend continues. ali rasmus is live with more on when the service will be disrupted and why. ali. >> reporter: mike, normal service is resuming right now, and the good news is that some of the bart workers here say there are no significant delays to report this morning. trains are running on a normal saturday schedule, you can see it some of the trains just pulled in now. you can see it some of the passengers are making their way out of the station. the big changes that happen will start really tomorrow and monday. and that big change is where
some bart passengers will have to transfer. starting tomorrow and monday, if you're trampling between san francisco and the peninsula to dublin and fremont be this is your transfer station, the 12th street oakland station. the reason for the change and shift is that construction work, bart crews have to do some essential work on some of the cables in the trans-bay tube. and while that work is going on, only one train can go through the trans-bay tube at a time. and that's why bart has had to shift some things around with its trains and its transfer points. in order to help passengers navigate the changes this morning, bart had some workers at the 12th street station helping passengers make the right transfer and again, as until 7:30, until right now, passengers for the first hour and a half of service this morning traveling between san francisco and the east bay on the dublin and fremont lines had to transfer here at the 12th street station, and that is no longer the case now. now that normal service is resuming, the regular transfer
station is 19th street. now, today construction work in the trans-bay tube again lasted only until 7:30 so it's wrapping up right now. but on sunday and monday, crews will be working until 2:30 p.m. that's when the bulk of the work is going to be done. crews will also be working on this same schedule next weekend as well, so two weekends in a row of these changes on but for the rest of the day, when you're traveling from the san francisco and peninsula to the east bay, you still will transfer at 19th street station because construction isn't happening right now. it all sounds confusing, bart just has people standing by on the platform. you can always ask the people here in the booth at each of the stations, and coming up in about a half hour, we'll talk with bart chief spokesman about some. work construction work they're doing and the schedule and transfer changes that are happening because of it. that's coming up at 8:00. ali rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. this weekend is the traditional start of the summer driving on and even though gas
prices are dropping, they're still too high for some dreyer's. triple-a is forecasting a 1 1/2% decrease in the number of drivers hitting the road this weekend, this as the average price for a gallon of regular gas in san francisco, oakland and san jose still remains above $4 a gallon. >> some trips are not okay. that means i got to use somebody else's car or use my parents' car or something else, because this thing costs too much. unless all my boys want to chip in and throw down for some gas. >> it's estimated almost 3 million americans will take to the skies this weekend. we did find a lot of people at san francisco international airport on thursday getting ready to get a head start on their holiday travel. officials expect a three to four percent increase in air travel this weekend over last year. the contra costa fire district had safety tips for peep who want to do a little barbequing today. they say grills should be kept 15 feet away from homes and buildings, and 10 feet away from dry grass, weeds or brush.
charcoal should be kept dry because it can spontaneously ignite if it gets wet. children and pets should also be kept away from any grills. we have an update on a story we first told you about last weekend on morning on 2. one of people injured in an explosion at a livermore apartment has died. he's been identified as 35-year- old paul lom of san jose. two other victims are still hospitalized in critical condition. police say drug paraphrenalia was found inside the apartment, and that likely contributed to the blast. but they say it was not a meth lab. the san francisco police department is facing new scrutiny after the release of a new video showing possible misconduct by officers. that video released by public defender shows an undercover drug buy in the tenderloin last april. the police report says the man accused of selling drugs pit out a packet of crack cocaine, but the video relationship shows that didn't happen and says the officer lied.
police chief says the officers involved will be disciplined. >> they did find that there was inappropriate behavior, but i don't think it rises to the level suggested by him. >> now this new video came out the same day a judge threw out a dozen more drug cases related to other possible misconduct by officers. one man is in custody this morning after leading oakland police on a short high-speed chase, which ended yesterday afternoon on west macarthur boulevard. the driver is suspected of driving two pharmacies earlier in the day. we checked in with oakland police overnight and they tell us they're still searching for the man who they say sexually assaulted a woman inside her home. the attack took place in the montclair neighborhood yesterday morning. police say the man robbed the woman at gunpoint, then assaulted her while her two children were sleeping nearby. they have not said whether that attack was random. family members of the oakland man killed in an
officer-involved shooting are demanding officers. police had information a violent crime was about to happen on may 18th, that led officers to pull over a car carrying three men. two of the men came out with guns. officers opened fire shooting 23-year-old john and 30-year- old antoine jackson. the attorney says opd is releasing little information to the families. >> the irony is the chief always talked about transparency, so this is acting just like the old people did. this is not transparency. transparency is not when you don't say who the officers were, where the weapons were -- inquiring minds wap to know. >> the incident is under investigation. the water is back on this morning in oakland's rockridge district after a water-main break. it happened around 5 last night on college avenue south of clairemont. east bay says crews have to shut off the area to repair the broken main. that left customers without running water for several hours.
still no word this morning on what caused that break. flooding is expected to get worst across the plain states this weekend as rising rivers continue to overflow the banks. people spent all day yesterday filling sands bags ahead of massive flooding expected this weekend from the missouri river. melting snow combined with recent heavy rains have led to that flood danger. south dakota governor says levees along the river should do their job, but people are not taking any chances. >> we're fortunate in the fact that we're able to prepare for it and get the sandbags out, get things moved, get people relocated, into higher ground. >> the flooding also continues to hit parts of montana. the hardest hit area is in round-up, where many homes are now under water. rain swollen rivers could see flooding in that area. for another month. good morning to you. a live look over the city, where we've got partly cloudy skies, mostly sunny in addition to low cloud out there this
morning. a little fog to deal welcome we've got high clouds, that we typically get ahead of a system. maybe, maybe the possibility of a few sprinkles. 53 san francisco, 54 in oakland right now, 54 in san jose. upper 40s santa rosa and napa, so a chilly start. getting outside early, bring along that jacket. you may need it all day long. 52 concord, 52 in livermore, and you can see it all the clouds overhead. these clouds bringing along a little moisture off the coast here. we can see it a few sprinkles. the weren't of this system will remain to the north of us. you can see it the north of ukiah here, northern california, northwest coast seeing light rain this morning. outside of that, we may get just a few sprinkles as this front moves through in the afternoon. behind the front, we're going to get the windy conditions and that could be the bigger nuisance for today. satellite view gives you a god indication there's that trough. this is a typical for this time of year. this should be further north.
we should be dry in our air mass should be warmer but that's not going to be the case for the weekend. your crowd and rain forecast, partly for mostly cloudy skies for the afternoon. by 3:00 we could be partly cloudy to mostly sunny. a lot of activity going on over the sierra. winter weather advisory later today. here at home we're going to be partly cloudy, cool and very windy at times. winds expected to hit 30 miles per hour along the immediate coast. tomorrow morning we wake up with better clearing. we've got the rain and the snow pushing off to the east, and sunday looks to be a better day although we'll remain below average. so clouds for today, very breezy conditions. come sunday, partly cloudy, slightly warmer. the low bringing us this unsettled weather will be east by then and sunday, monday look to be the better days of the three day weekend. clouds for this morning, partly sunny skies expected for the afternoon. mostly sunny and some cases, and widespread 60s. 66 in santa rosa for the afternoon. mid-60s in concord. low 60s in hayward. 60 for san francisco. 58 degrees along the immediate
coastline. pacifica with breezy conditions, about 2 or 3:00. they begin to pick up and they're expected to last most of the evening. your extended forecast, we continue with the unis theled pattern, slightly better sunday, monday. by monday night chance of rain returns to the area tuesday, perhaps lingering into wednesday. if you're headed to the carnivale in san francisco, we have that forecast coming up in just a little bit. giants catcher buster posey believers he will not play the rest of the season. spying, publicly for the first time since wednesday's home plate collision, posey says he is just waiting for final word once he has surgery on his fractured lower left leg. in a conference call to reporters, he also said he is a hundred percent committed to returning as a catcher when he recovers. he does not want to vilify scott cousins, who collided with him, but believes the player union should review plays in which catchers can be
blindsided by runners. he thanks teammates and fans for the outpouring of support he has received. the giants are trying to bounce back from losing posey and getting swept by the florida marlins, so the team hit the road and landed in milwaukee. the browses up 3-1 in the 7th, when shortstop crawford just called up from san jose making his major league debut goes deep on the first pitch from shawn. that is a grand slam and crawford's first big league hit is the 10th player since 1974 to hit a grand slam for his first career hit. ross throws out the fielder. the giants win 5-4. the a's at home for a 6-game stand. first up, orioles, score tied in the 6th when ryan sweeney lines one into center. the a's tack on two more. 5-2 the score after 6. then in the 8th, josh willingham patted the a's lead with a solo shot
to left field. and the first time that -- running outs of tape. that first gym between the o's and the a's goes to the o's. it's day five of the casey anthony murder trial. what her father said yesterday on the stand that may hurt her case. first a live look outside. there's the sunol grade on this saturday morning. law enforcement is out in full force this holiday weekend.
partly cloudy skies. law enforcement officers in the bay area are setting up dui checkpoints as part of their maximum enforcement period this weekend. one of those checkpoints lasts night in novato had a special significance, two years ago 9- year-old melody was killed by a drunk driver. she was in the crosswalk with her father holding hands when the two were hit by a motorcycle. her father suffered multiple injuries, including losing his leg. >> if you get drunk, and you get behind the wheel or get on a motorcycle and kill somebody, it's not an accident. it's murder. >> last night just about a mile away from the intersection, police set up a dui checkpoint in honor of melody. we saw a number of arrests made. police say since her death, they have stepped up their efforts and in the past two years the number ducks i arrests in novato are up and the number of alcohol-related crashes are down. a new bill might regulate
dui checkpoints. the bill would ensure checkpoints are only shut. on streets where drunk driving is a problem. it would also ban authorities from impounding cars of unlicensed drivers. allen says cities can abuse the checkpoints generating revenue at the expense of poor immigrant communities. court in session today for day five of the murder trial of casey anthony. she is accused of killing her two-year-old daughter caylee. yesterday the jury heard testimony from casey's father and the worker from the company that towed her car. both said her car smelled like a decomposing body. her father also denied he had anything to do with the death. we're still waiting to see who will be called to the stand today. a man accused of sexually assaulting a girl at piedmont high school is denying the allegations. this is 55-year-old victor salazar when police say he convinced a 17-year-old girl to go into the girls bathroom with him. police say he took pictures of the girl and kissed her, then
tried to take it further. >> sexual battery occurred and attempt or copulation of a minor. >> the school district says background checks are done on all employees. police say salazar does not have a history of sex crimes. he appeared in court on wednesday and is charged with one felony and two misdemeanors some far he has refused to enter a plea. he is being held on $120,000 bail. a christian website is offering to buy all of the radio stations owned by backers of harold camping, the oakland based preacher who predicted the world would end on may 21st. the website bible answer.org is offering to buy the stations for a million bucks. the group says and won't take over the stations until the day after camping's newest predictions that the world will end on october 21st. the website says if he believes his preaching, he should sell
because if the rapture happens, the stations won't be worth a dime. the state will be taking a closer look at a proposed multi- billion dollar merge between at&t and at&t mobile. the deal would combine the nation's second and fourth largest wireless phone carriers and put at&t ahead of verizon. it could reduce competition and result in imcriesed prices for cell phone service. the top u.s. weapons manufacturer says security disruptions were reported thursday some far it's not clear if any sensitive information was stolen. the company says it is stepping up its security measures. they believe the hackers may have used duplicate electronic crease to gain access to the system. this morning for the first time in four years, palestinians in the gaza strip are not facing travel restrictions. the new egyptian government opened the border just a few hours ago. this shows people in gaza waiting this morning to make
the crossing. the border opening now gives palestinians and gaza a way to freely enter and exit their territory for the first time since 2007. but the move is sparking security fears for israel. the country is afraid militants will also now be able to get in and out of gaza more easily. visitors on the gulf coast hoping for a profitable holiday weekend. florida and other gulf coast destinations suffered big losses last year because of the deepwater horizon oil spill. now many people who work in the region say tourists are back this year. officials in mississippi say 75% of hotel rooms are balked for this weekend. bp has provided money to gulf coast states to help promote tourism. a 300-year-old east 00-year- old piece of history is pulled from the ocean. >> cool, windy weather in the forecast. coming up, the weekend temperatures and what you can expect as we go through
that was the flagship of the pirate brach beard. researchers found the anchor off the coast of north carolina, where black beard ran his ship aground in 1718. a shipping company in oakland is going green by plugging in. american president lines is now shutting down the diesel engines on its container ships while they are docked. in the past the company used the engines to run generators while in port bu retrofit project, ships are now able to plug into shore power. american president lines says this will help reduce pollution. >> 50,000 pounds every nitrogen oxide a year, 1500 pounds of particulate matter just from
these five ships. and over time we expect our competitors to follow suit and we should be able to magnified the amount of reduction we get by substantial amount. >> california has mandated that all shipping companies use shore power by 2014. the food pyramid is basketball to be replaced. here's the current pyramid. the government untrailed in 2005 after a redesign. but now the obama administration is tossing the pyramid altogether. in favor of a plate shaped symbol. that symbol will be sliced into wedges for basic food groups and will be unveiled this upcoming thursday. you could be getting less than you pay for when it comes to ordering fish. the consumer group oceana has released a new report that says as much as 30% of fish is mislabeled as a more expensive species. researchers say they're now using dna tests to find out if initial in restaurants are being mislabeled juppe tuna
managed to swim off the endangered species list. it no longer nieces protection under the act. they disagree and believe it's in danger of extinction because of overfishing. this morning hollywood is mourning the death of jeff conaway. he may be best remembered for his role as bobby wheeler on the tv show taxi. he also played the role of kenickie in greece. he was in a coma before doctors took him off life support yesterday. he was suffering from pneumonia and battling a prescription drug addiction. she was 60 years old. there's a new survey that measures states by stress. hawaii is the least stressed out state in the nation. the polls found that 40% of americans consider themselves stressed out for a big part of
their day to day life. but in hawaii only 30% claim to have that much stress. utah is the most stressed out state in the nation. california landed in the middle, about 39.4% of people say stress was a major part of their life. the memorial day weekend tradition kicks off in two hours. at 10:00 this morning, the carnivale festival will take off on harrison street between 16th and 23rd streets. this is video of last year's festival. the celebration is meant to showcase latin american and caribbean culture, food, and art. carnivale takes place through 6 p.m. tomorrow. should be fun. >> and let's head over to rosemary for a look at the weather if you're heading to carnivale. >> bring along a jacket. not a good weekend for shorts and flip-flops. it will be a cool one. live look towards oakland, dealing with a mix of clouds, low level clouds, little fog and high clouds as well. we'll be partly cloudy for the afternoon, let's give you that
carnival festival forecast. the parade will be tomorrow. today the big festival going on from 10 to 6. mid-50s to upper 50s for most of the day. we will peak about 60 degrees or so at 3:00 in the afternoon. and the winds are really expected to crank up by the afternoon. 20 miles per hour is going to be the norm, but 30 along the immediate coast, a little gusty at times is what we're expecting. today will be the coolest day and the windiest day. tomorrow partly cloudy skies, temperatures will warm a few degrees and the winds should not be as bad but still breezy. come monday we'll be dry, but by the afternoon and evening hours we'll notice the clouds are back. that's because we have another opportunity for a few scattered showers. this looks to be a better bet come tuesday. so between now and then, below average temperatures, way cool for this time of year. san jose hitting 66 this afternoon. that's 10 degrees below the seasonal average, inland areas upper 60s, low 70s, typically in the 80s in some cases. just plan for that. not a complete wash, just
cooler than what we're used for for memorial day weekend. a 10-year-old boy in florida got a surprise after a recent fishing trip. this is the 6-foot alligator that michael dasher dragged home after fishing with his friends. he says the getter was not an easy catch. he says it kept trying to reel it in but it kept snapping at them. his family says it was not surprised when he turned up with the alligator. >> he ain't scared of nothing. nothing. he catches snakes all the time. he ain't scared of nothing. >> police came and collected the alligator from the family's home. they also lectured michael on his dangerous expedition, saying the next time he sees an alligator he should run away and not try to catch it and then bring it home on top of that. >> sounds like good advice. two members of the san francisco police department are retiring this morning. but they're not your everyday officers. where the four-legged members of the force are headed next.
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bart this morning. >> funerals begun in missouri for some of the 139 people killed in a devastating tornado. from the survivors also now starting to rebuild. a wildfire burning in southern california threatens hundreds every homes. progress firefighters are making this morning. good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. it is saturday, may 28th. it is memorial day weekend. meteorologist rosemary has a quick look at your holiday forecast. good morning, rosemary. >> good morning! it's not going to feel like the last weekend every may. it will feel like early spring we'll be unseasonably cool and breezy, maybe even a sprinkle. look at what is happening outside our doors. partly for mostly cloudy skies in many cases the high clouds in ahead of a little bit of rain. widespread mid-50s out there morning. upper 40s north bay. few scattered showers off the coastline with the brunt of this system staying well to the
north. we could squeeze out just a few showers today but the bigger story may be the winds in the afternoon. we'll look at all that for your weekend, coming up in just a few moments. topping our news after overnight crash that led to a rescue operation that crash that three people in the hospital this morning with serious injuries. it happened around 4 this morning on eastbound highway 24. the california highway patrol says only one car was involved. but two people inside had to be cut out of that car using the jaws of life. all three people in the hospital were taken to the hospital. the cause of that accident is still unknown. bart passengers could be experiencing some delays this weekend because of the major project taking place in the trans-bay tube. ali rasmus has more on how that work going and the length of delays you can expect. ali. >> reporter: mike, we're happy to report there are no delays on bart this morning. trains running on a normal saturday schedule. the big change will happen if you're taking part tomorrow and monday.
especially if you're riding on bart between the hours of 8 and 2:30 in the afternoon. right now we're at the 12th street bart station in downtown oakland. the big changes will happen starting tomorrow and monday, if you're traveling between san francisco and the peninsula. to dublin and fremont, this 12th street will be your transfer station tomorrow afternoon and monday afternoon. the reason for that change is that construction work that you mentioned, bart crews will have to do essential work on some of the cables and the trans-bay tube, and while that work is going on only one train can run through the tube at a time. bart has had to shift things around with its trains and its transfer points. again, the work on that has wrapped up for today. but they're resuming construction work again tomorrow and on monday so that's when you could expect some delays. some passengers ysabart has done a good job of getting the word out about the changes. but they wish this didn't have to happen on memorial day weekend. >> a lot of visitors are here. my parents are out from san diego and it's difficult for
them to get over here. so a little inconvenience, but panning planning ahead gives you an opportunity to plan ahead. >> in order to help passengers navigate the changes this morning, and they were in effect from 6 to 7:30 this morning, bart did have workers out here at the 12th street station helping passengers make the right transfers. but again, today construction work has wrapped up. so for the rest of the day, everything is back to normal. but again on sunday and monday, crews will be doing that construction work in the trans- bay tube until 2:30 in the afternoon. that's when you can expect some changes, including that 12th street transfer. crews will also work this same schedule next weekend as well, so bart -- chief spokesperson just walked up. we'll talk to him and check back with you in about a half hour, let you know what he says about the changes because of the work, and changes rest of this weekend and also next
weekend. the work on bart comes the same weekend as a reconfiguration projects on the bay bridge. this is video of caltrans preparing for the weekend's work. crews will shut down eastbound lanes as they shift drivers on to a new detour in place until the new span opens in 2013, requiring drivers coming off the lower deck in oakland to veer right. right now the road jogs to the left. this work will not require caltrans do a full closure of the bridge but crews will be shutting down some eastbound lanes from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight and tomorrow. westbound lanes will not be affected. you can find more information about this weekend's construction work on both bart and the bay bridge at ktvu.com. just click the weekend extra tab on the homepage. oakland police are looking for the ma on who opened fire on a group of people while riding a motorcycle. it happened before 8 last night on athens near san pablo
avenue. three people were shot and had to be taken to highland hospitalized. their injuries are not considered life threatening. no word on a motive for the shooting. fairfield police are trying to figure out who detonated a pipe bomb under a car. police were called out to the parking lot of an apartment complex on phoenix drive around 1:00 friday morning for a report of a car on fire. the car's owner put out the flames before officers got there. an investigation revealed a pipe bomb appeared to have been detonated under the car. the neighborhood was evacuated while officers and the travis air force base team checked out of their cars to see if there were devices under them. no one was injured. a 22-year-old man hit by a car in san francisco this week has died. according to the chronicle, he died on thursday. he had been on life support after being hit by a car early wednesday morning on mom barred street. the driver of the car says he darted into the street. police stay it doesn't appear alcohol is a factor in the crash. urban had just graduated from
the university of san francisco. it's the ends every may, which means prom season is here. but not everyone in santa cruz county was dancing. prom was held lasts night at so cal high school, but five students were not able to go because the school says they were suspended for promoting racism. the suspension came after the students wore white t-shirts for a class photo, even though they were told not to. school officials say this was an example of ongoing actions that promote white power. >> the students contributed to people feeling intimidated and harassed. >> it wasn't just wearing white t-shirts for a photo. >> no, it -- they were creating a feeling of intimidation. >> school officials would not go into detail about the other reason the five were suspended. some of the suspended students say the school is overreacting and insists they're not racists. now their parent are considering legal action if the school does not admit the suspension was a mistake, but the district says all actions are final. some people are able to head back to their homes now
that firefighters have made progress against a wildfire in southern california. the fire is burning in the lake isabella area north of bakersfield. fire officials say that fire is now 25% contained and some residents are being allowed to go back home. the fire began yesterday afternoon and grew quickly because there were high winds there. residents from about 400 homes were evacuated as fire crews worked to save the threatened buildings. >> they bring last minute and the crews came, in saved the day. i thought for sure this building right here next to us here and this one that's behind me were gone, because the flames were next to the fence as high as the roof. >> last night the fire burned about 200 acres but only one home suffered minor damage some far no injuries reported. no word on how the fire started. good morning. a live look downtown san jose. partly sunny skies, looking mostly cloudy. most of us are seeing clouds
this morning. we're dealing with a mix of low level clouds, a little fog out there. you can see it here. high clouds ahead of a system that will bring us a few possibilities of maybe just a little bit of light rain for today. outside of that we're going to be cool and breezy. and that will be the call for your saturday. 55 degrees right now san francisco. santa rosa 54. this is a nice climb. santa rosa sinking into the upper 40s this morning. look at all that gray out there. for the moment, and i'm going to switch to the radar and show you where me say see a true sprinkles around point reyes into the peninsula here. maybe a golden gate park, maybe seeing a sprinkle or two right off the coast is rolling through pacifica and the next 15 minutes or so. this is really going to be it, perhaps just a hit on or miss shower because the system will remain primarily to the north of us. we're catching just the tail end. once again very similar to yesterday, and areas along the northwest coastline seeing light rain this morning, even seeing a few thunderstorms earlier as the center of this
storm continues through the north of us. it will swing to the east over the next 24 hours, so tomorrow will be a better came but we're going to remain unseasonably cool for the weekend, and we'll be in between partly and mostly cloudy skies. satellite and radar shows you that trough, right there. again, just catching the southern edge and that could squeeze out just a few scattered showers. it's not going to ruin our day. the winds could be the bigger nuisance since we moved through the afternoon. your forecast here, we'll be partly for mostly cloudy. for most of the day. 4:00 or so, we do begin to see the partly cloudy skies. look at all that action going on over the sierra. we wake up tomorrow morning with better conditions. most of this moisture now off to the east. and a few scattered showers remaining over the sierra for sunday as well. the winds will pick up in the afternoon. looks like the north bay and the peninsula from 15 to 20 miles per hour. there we are, 4:00, 6:00 and the winds are expected to last into the evening hours, gusting to 30 miles per hour along
immediate coast at times as well as the hills. widespread upper 50s, low 60s and mid-60s in the forecast for today. 66 santa rosa. 58 expected in pacifica. and our extended forecast not going to change. we'll get a little bit of sunday and monday, other possibility of rain come tuesday, partly cloudy on wednesday. temperatures don't budge a lot. coming up we'll look at that sierra forecast for you. funerals have now begun for some of the people killed by last sunday's devastating tornado in joplin be missouri. minutes ago the death toll was just raised to 139. and more than 150 people are still missing. the first funerals have been held for the 19 people whose bodies have been released to relatives. officials say the identification process has been slow because they have instituted several measures to prevent misidentification. those went into effect after a woman mistakenly identified one victim as her son. one family is already rebuilding in an effort to bring hope become to their
city. darren collins owns a contracting company and he has already started work on his wife's salon, which was destroyed in sunday's tornado. he and his crew spent the first few days helping with the search and rescue efforts, but know he says it's time on show the city they can rebuild. >> looking at it now, it's a mess. but one board at a time, we'll rebuild this city and and will be better than before. >> missouri's governor has given an executive order to expedite the building and recovery of joplin, that's making permits to rebuild easier to get collins and his crew hope to have the salon ready for business in 45 days. some schools in the city have also started to rebuild. a woman in los angeles says she learned a lesson the hard way. >> i never had a -- >> back after a man in the run from police tried to jump into her car. the action behind that long chase? and a live look outside at the macarthur maze in oakland.
the downtown square was unusually full bus the marathon just ended. people ran as the bus raced towards them. some. and were hit from behind. it is unclear right now why the driver lost control. also overnight, nato announced two service members were killed in afghanistan. they died in two separate attacks in the southern part of the country. nato is not released any information about the soldiers. this month 44 international service members have been killed in afghanistan. the recent violence is part of the taliban's spring offensive. this morning for the first time in four years, palestinians living in the gaza strip are not facing travel restrictions. the new egyptian government opened. the gaza border crossing just a few hours ago. this video shows people in gaza waiting to make the call. the border opening gives palestinians a way to freely enter and exit their territory for the first time since 2007. that move is sparking security
fears for israel. the country is afraid militants will be able to get in and out of gaza more easily. the commanding officer of the blue angels flight demonstration team is stepping down. commander dave cox made it official yesterday the resignation comes after cox flew too low during a performance at an air show last week in virginia. the blue angels have now had to cancel a number of performances scheduled for next month. there may have been a security breach at lockheed martin. the top u.s. weapons manufacturer says the security disruption were reported thursday. so far it's not clear any sensitive information was stolen but the company says it's stepping up its security measures. they believe the hackers may have used duplicate electronic fees to gain access to the system. one man is facing criminal charges after a high-speed chase after him trying to hijack a minivan with a mother and daughter inside. police received reports of a stolen car in los angeles. the driver jumped out of the moving car, but that's when he
tried to get into a minivan with a mom and daughter inside. police quickly responded and took the man into custody. >> never will drive around with my doors unlocked and nobody else should either because -- i live down the street and i'm just -- completely stunned. -- so -- >> the woman went on to say she is thankful for police and promises she will never say anything bad again about officers. suspected serial killer joseph niceo pleaded guilty to pleading four by area women. in court yesterday he talked about photos of women in bondage found inside his reno home. he claims the pictures were taken with the women's consent. he has asked the judge to dismiss the case, saying there's not enough evidence to hold him. the man accused of trying to holds a jet also pleaded not guilty. rageh al-murisi is charged with
interfering with a flight crew. his attorney says the 26-year- old is melt mentally ill and not a tractor-trailer. he's due back in court in four weeks. could be getting ready to make a run for the white house. texas governor rick perry admitted yesterday while in austin he is thinking about a presidential run. the texas republican says he won't decide until after the current legislative session in his state ends. former new york city mayor rudy giuliani is speaking -- sparking speculation he may be getting ready to jump into the 2012 republican primaries. he is scheduled to visit new hampshire next week. he ran for his party's presidential nomination in 2008 and policed fourth in the new hampshire primary that year. giuliani's possible entry into the g.o.p. contest comes as he leads a new
cnn poll getting 16% of republican support nationwide. former massachusetts governor mitt romney is in second place with 15%. sarah palin is receiving 13%, and despite the high-ranking for giuliani he does face one possible issue, just about a quarter of republicans polled say they would be enthusiastic if giuliani won the nomination next year. thousands of boy scouts will get together this morning to make sure the fall on are honored this memorial day. they will meet at golden gate national cemetery and place 138,000 flags on the graves of members of the u.s. military. this is video of boy scouts last year helping outs. today's event is the tradition that dates back more than 50 years. this weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer season and people are heading outdoors. this is lake chabot in castro valley where all 75 campsites are reserved for the weekend. this year a lot of people are choosing to camp as a type of
staycation and some people we talked to say they chose the lake because of convenience. >> it took us 10 minutes to get here. so -- and it's pretty inexpensive to camp. easier to come here than worry about the traffic. >> 4.2 million californians will travel at least 50 miles from their home this holiday weekend and park rangers are preparing for the extra visitors. they say they will be on the lookout for people drinking while operating boats. we're getting closer to summer, but there's still plenty of snow in the sierra. why that is both good news and bad news for people heading there this holiday weekend. >> we may be getting closer to summer but our weekend will feel like early spring. cool and breezy condition, maybe a little bit of rain. we'll look at your forecast here at home and the sierra, coming up.
president obama is in poland this morning. this is video showing the president in warsaw where he met with the polish president to discuss a number of issues, including democracy and security. he asked the polish president to help develop democracy in the middle east, saying poland's transition to democracy two decades ago is a model for the arab world. san francisco he is scheduled to arrive back at the white house tonight. and with the president in
europe joe biden did the online address. >> because of what we did, the automobile industry is rising again. manufacturing is coming back. and our economy is recovering and is gaining traction. >> earlier this week, chrysler announced it had paid off almost all of its remaining bailout loans, a total of $7.6 billion. and general motors said this week its detroit factory is now running three shifts for the first time in its 26-year history because of increasing demand for american cars. in may be heading into summer but a lot like winter in the sierras. squaw valley got more than three feet of snow last week on top of the 14-foot base it already had. that snow is good news for skiers and snowboarders but people planning on camping might need a change of plans. others. say campgrounds and trails above 6,000 feet are closed or
covered in snow. there are also some locations at the 5,000 foot level that are also closed. >> rosemary, june is knocking on the door too. starts on wednesday. tell me some warm temperatures are coming our way. >> eventually! but not any time soon. not even the extended forecast. we'll talk about that in just a moment. outside our doors, it's a little pretty in some cases but we're still dealing with mostly cloudy skies. and little tough to see but we've got alcatraz in background. we're got sierra forecast for you, if you're three day weekend includes getting away to the mountains, prepare for a winter weather advisory. snow and blowing snow, the gusts are expected to pick up to 40 miles per hour for the afternoon. that could definitely impact any ski resorts still open. 2 to 4 inches expected, snow levels down to 5,000 feet today. 3,000 feet by tomorrow morning. here at home we're going to be partly to mostly cloudy, cool and breezy, even out right windy for some along the
coastline and our hills for the afternoon. mid-50s, low 60s for your lunchtime, upper 50s to mid and upper 60s for the afternoon. and we continue with this trend. a few light sprinkles possible today, little bit of drizzle. sunday, monday looking slightly better but still not where we should be this time of year. tuesday another shot at some rain, partly cloudy and cool on wednesday. back to you. in just about 30 minutes a retirement ceremony will be held for two members of the san francisco police department. this is hunter and hawk. hawk began his service in 1998, while hunter joined the force in 2004. the department says both horses are well deserving of their retirement. the ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. in golden gate park, and they will be taken to their new homes, a 40-acre ranch in sonoma county. millions of people are expected to drive somewhere this holiday weekend. the problems you can run into if your route includes the bay bridge. san jose state seniors will
the memorial day weekend is here, and people are hitting the road. you're looking live at the bay bridge, where a major detour will soon get underway later today. welcome back to mornings on 2. drivers on the bay bridge won't be the only people experiencing delays this weekend. there's also major construction on bart. service is back to normal right now after overnight work, but more delays are ahead. ali rasmus is live with more on which riders will be affected. >> reporter: good morning. that's right, there are no delays on bart this morning.
trains are running on a normal saturday schedule. but there are some big changes in store if you're planning on taking bart tomorrow and monday. right now we're at the 12th street bart station where you can see a pittsburgh bay point train is about to pull in. the changes that you'll have to watch out for for all passengers on all train lines except pittsburgh bay point passengers. everyone else tomorrow and monday will have to transfer here at the 12th street station in oakland to get across the bay. 12th street can be a confusing station, and that's because there are two levels of train platforms. one below and then if you look at this escalator, that goes all the way down to a second level of platforms and trains. the reason for all these changes and the schedule and transfers is that construction work you mentioned. where the has to repair some of its cables inside the trans-bay tube, and while its doing that work it can only run one train
at a time. these repairs must be done, otherwise the problem can happen on the cables that could shut down the trans-bay entirely. >> there are 15,000 customers a day that we figure will be affected by this. but if we don't do it and those cables fail in the trainings bay tube, then during the week 170,000 people go through there, that's a lot more folks that will be very unhappy. >> to help passengers navigate the changes this morning, bart has some workers here at this station helping passengers make the right transfer, walking around in yellow vests on. we talked to one passenger who says bart has done a good job getting the word out about the changes but he wishes it didn't have to happen memorial day weekend. >> a lot of visitors are here, my parents are out from san diego and it's difficult for them to get over here. so a little inconvenience, but planning ahead gives you an opportunity to plan ahead.
>> this construction work on the trans-bay tube started this morning. it wrapped up at 7:30, and a bart spokesman says so far so good. no problems with any of that work. but there is more construction work scheduled tomorrow and monday. on sunday, monday crews will work from 8 a.m. to 2:30 in afternoon when passengers will have to be aware of that new 12 street transfer station, and also working this exact same schedule next weekend. so we have two weekend in a row of these transfer and schedule changes while this trans-bay tube construction work continues. ali rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. the bart work comes the same weekend as a reconfiguration project on the bay bridge. some of the eastbound lanes will be shut down tonight and they'll stay closed until tomorrow morning. that's expected to begin a detour that will be in place for the new span of the bay bridge opens in 2013. the closure tonight begins at 8 and will end at 5 in the morning and will only affect eastbound lanes. you can find more information about the weekend's construction work on both bart
and the bay bridge at ktvu.com. just click on the weekend extra tab on the homepage. this weekend is the start of the summer driving season and even though gas prices are dropping, they're still too high for some drivers. triple-a is forecasting a 1 1/2% decrease in the number of drivers on the road this weekend compared to last year as the price of gas remains above $4 a gallon. >> trips that are not okay, that means i got to go use somebody else's car or use my parents' car or something else, because this thing costs too much, unless all my boys want to chip in and throw down for some gas. >> it is estimated almost 3 million americans will take to the skies this weekend. people at the airport got a head start on their holiday travel. memorial day is often considered the unofficial start of summer, but we could be hit
by some rain this weekend. rosemary will have your forecast coming up in just four minutes. san jose state will holds its commencement ceremony at 9:00 morning and this year will take on a somber tone. they're awarding posthumous degrees for two students shot and killed in a parking garage earlier this month. they were accounting majors. police say one the women's husband shot and killed them before turning the gun on himself. one man is in custody this morning after leading oakland police on a short high-speed chase. the chase ended yesterday afternoon on west macarthur boulevard near west street. officers say the driver is suspected of robbing two pharmacies earlier in the came we checked in with oakland police overnight. they tell us they're still searching for the man who they say sexually assaulted a woman inside her home. the attack took place in the montclair neighborhood early yesterday morning. police say the man robbed the woman at gunpoint, then
assaulted her while her two children were sleeping nearby. they have not said whether this attack was random. the san francisco police department faces new scrutiny after the release of a video showing possible misconduct by officers, showing a drug operation in the tenderloin which happened last april. the police report says the man accused of selling drugs spit out a package every crack cocaine. the video shows that did not happen and says the officer lied. the police chief says it the officers involved will be disciplined. >> they did find that there was inappropriate behavior, but i don't think it rises to the level as suggested. >> this new video came out the same day a judge threw out a dozen more drug occasions reeled to other possible misconduct by officers. family members of the oakland man killed in an officer-involved shooting are
demanding officers. on may 18 oak lands police say they had information about a violent crime about to happen near kern avenue. that led officers to pull over a car carrying three men. investigators say two of the men came out of the car with guns. officers opened fire, shooting these two men. the attorney says opd is releasing little information to their families. >> the irony is the chief always talked about transparency. so this is acting just like the old people did. this is not transparency. transparency is not when you don't say who the officers were, where the weapons were. years minds would like to know. >> police say the incident is still under investigation. the man accused of sexually assaulting a girl at piedmont high school is denying the allegations. this is 55-year-old victor salazar. police say he convinced a 17- year-old girl to go into the girls bathroom with him. police say he took pictures of
the girl and kissed her before trying to take it further. >> sexual battery occurred and attempt oral cop lakes of a minor. >> the school district says background checks are done on all employees. the police department says salazar does not have a history of sex crimes. he is being held on a $120,000 bail. we have an update on a story we first told you about last weekend here on mornings on 2. one of people injured in a livermore apartment has died. he has been identified as 35- year-old paul lon of san jose. two other victims are still hospitalized in critical condition. police say drug paraphrenalia was found in the apartment in that likely contributed to the blast but say it was not a meth lab. the water is back on this morning in location and's district amp water-main break it. happened around 5 last night on college avenue just south of clairemont. east bay crews had to shut off the water to repair the broken main and that left customers without running water for several hours. still no word this morning on what caused that break.
if you are heading outside this weekend, santa clara emergency officials are warning you watch your step. the warm weather is bringing out those rattlesnakes whose bite can result in a serious injury. watch where you step and look for snakes under logs, rocks and high brush. if you see a rattlesnake give the snake time to get away. if you get bitten do not attempt to suck out the venom. instead keep the bite below your heart. call and wait for help. good morning to you. a live look oakland estuary this morning. dealing with gray skies out there, although some of that sunshine allowed to pull through. high clouds giving us that filtered soft look for this morning. and we are even dealing with a few sprinkles out there. you can see very widespread high clouds on coastline dealing with a few low clouds and some fog out there. and now on to where we're seeing a little bit of moisture. perhaps a little bit of light drizzle falling over areas, san francisco looks like the
embarcadero, golden gate park area, sunset district area, pacifica dealing with light rain, and sausalito had us just a little earlier this morning pulled east just a little bit over the bay bridge. sitting in the 50s at this time. temperatures similar to yesterday. we'll be between partly and mostly cloudy skies for today. a slight chance that maybe a little drizzle and light rain and it will be windy for the afternoon. that could be the pesky problem in the afternoon. this system will stay primarily to the knocked of us. you can see it most of the rain even thunderstorms reported over the northwest coast of california. and this will continue as the low over the oregon coastline continues to shift east by tomorrow. you can see how we are just catching the tail end of this trough that will keep us with the cooler air mass. the possibility of a sprinkle
and breezy conditions. we'll be partly who mostly cloudy. notice most of the moisture to the north of us to the east scattered showers, snowshowers over the sierra today and we even have a little moisture hanging over the pacific. we're likely to see just maybe a sprinkle or two before this clears out. by the afternoon breaking away to partly cloudy but line the front we will get very breezy. tomorrow morning we wake up with better conditions although still unseasonably cool. so for today, cloudy, cool and windy. gusts even to 30 miles per hour. for the coastline, by tomorrow partly cloudy, slightly warmer, and the winds shouldn't be as windy. so for today, widespread 60s in the forecast. 66 for napa. 65 in concord. only getting to 60 degrees for the afternoon in san francisco. 65 mountainview. upper 50s half moon bay and pacifica. and the extended forecast, today will be the coolest day. we'll be slightly better for tomorrow. monday looks pretty good if you have the day off. but then by monday night and tuesday, the clouds are become and a chance of rain come tuesday morning on that back to work drive. meanwhile our temperatures will
remain very similar between now and then. if you're headed up to the big carnivale festival for this weekend, we're got the forecast coming up. giants catcher buster posey believes he'll miss the rest of the season. speak he says he is wait are for final word once he undergoes surgery on his injured leg. he also said he is 100% committed to returning as a catcher when he recovers. he thanked the giants organization, his teammates and the fans for the outpouring of support he received. the giants are trying to bounce back from losing him and getting swept by the florida marlins so the team hit the road and landed in milwaukee. the brothers up 3-1 when rook shortstop crawford just called up from san jose and making his major league debut hits a grand slam, his first big league hit. the brothers did threaten to tie it in the 8th, but cody ross throws out prince fielder trying to score.
the giants win 5-4. the a's are at home for a 6-game stand, first up baltimore orioles. scored tied in the 6th when he lines it into center. the a's tack two more. 5-2 after 6. they get another run in the 8th. but first game of the battle of the teams goes to the a's, 6-2. the trial of the florida mother charged with killing her two-year-old daughter continues into this memorial day weekend. who took the stand this morning and the emotional reaction she got out of casey anthony.
good morning to you. a live look, temperatures running 5 to 15 degrees below the seasonal norm. the german military says its top commander in afghanistan has been wounded when a suicide bomber attacked a governor's compound this morning. two german troops were killed and three wounded. four afghans were also killed. five men's of the same family are dead after a plane crash in alaska. that happened yesterday outside anchorage. police say the cessna crashed shortly after taking off from an airport on railroad tracks. everyone onboard died. the victims include a 46-year- old man and a 69-year-old man.
three kids were also onboard. the ntsb is now investigating the crash. flooding expected to get worse across midwestern and plain states this weekend as rising rivers continue to overflow their banks. in south dakota people spent all day yesterday filling sandbags ahead of massive flooding expected this weekend from the missouri river. melting snow and heavy rains have led to the flood danger. south dakota's governor says levees on the river should do their job, but people are not taking any chances. >> we're fortunate in the fact that we're able to prepare for it and get the sandbags out, get things moved, get people relocated into higher ground. >> severe flooding also continues to hit parts of montana. the hardest hit area is in round-up, where many homes are now under water. rain swollen rivers could keep flooding the area for more
month. this is day five of the murder trial of casey anthony. anthony is accused of killing her two-year-old daughter caylee. yesterday the jury heard testimony from her father and a worker from the company that towed her car. both said her car smelled like a decomposing body. ing father says he was nervous he would find the bodies of his daughter and granddaughter inside the car. >> i was hoping that wasn't the case. i was hoping everything was okay. i was -- i didn't want to believe what i was smelling to a point. i was trying to not -- think too much ahead of myself. >> cindy anthony the mother has been testifying this morning. she was crying while her mother has been on the stand. highway patrol spend extra time looking for drunk drivers this weekend. they're setting up checkpoints and pulling over anyone who they think may be under the influence of alcohol. the maximum enforcement period started last night and runs through midnight on monday. one of dui checkpoints this
weekend has special significance. the checkpoint got underway yesterday. on that roadway two years ago, nine-year-old melody was killed by a drunk driver. she was in the crosswalk when her father when they were hit by a motorcycle. her father suffered multiple injuries and lost his leg. >> if you get drunk and you get behind the wheel, or you get on a motorcycle and you kill somebody, it's not an accident. it's murder. >> last night about a mile away from the intersection, police did center that dui checkpoint set up in honor every medical deem since her death the number of ducks i assessed there are up and the number of alcohol- related crashes are down. a christian website is offering to buy all the radio stations owned by the backers of harold camping, the oakland preacher who predicted the world would end on may 21st. his family radio group owns 66 stations. now the website bible answer.org is offering to buy the stations for a million
dollars. the group says it won't take over the stations until the day after his newest prediction that the world will end on october 21st. the website says if camping believers his preaching he should sell because if the rapture happens, the stations won't be worth a dime. the fish you order may not be the fish you're getting from stores and restaurants. the group oceana has released a new report that says as much as 30% of fish are mislabeled as a more expensive species. researchers say they're now using dna tests to find out if the test are being deliberately mislabeled. blue fin tunas has managed to swim its way off the endangered list. the center for biological diversity agrees, disagrees rather, and believe the blue fin tuna is in danger every
extinction because of overfishing. a shipping company in oakland is going grown by plugging in. the company used to use the engines to run generators in port but after a long retrofit project, ships are now able to plug into shore power. i american lines president says this will help reduce pollution. >> 50,000 pounds of nitrogen oxide a year, just from these five ships. and over the course of time we expect our competitors to follow suit and we should be able to magnify the amount of reduction we get by substantial amount. >> california has mandated that all shipping companies use shore power by 2014. the countdown has begun to the 75th birthday celebration of a landmark. plans were unveiled yesterday for a festival to celebrate next year's milestone for the golden gate bridge. the bridge is not going to close to traffic. unlike the 50th birthday celebration, but there will be a two-day festival over memorial day weekend next year and a new visitors pavilion at
the southern end of the bridge. a huge international sporting event is taking place this morning. related here on ktvu, it's the champions league final over in europe two. storied franchises will face off today at london's wembley station. barcelona is considered the favorite looking for their third champions league tied until six years but manchester united is playing in front of home crowd at london. coverage begins at 11 this morning. right here on ktvu. it was quite a catch for one 10-year-old fisherman. what police told the boy to do the next time a gator pulls on his line. >> are you making plans for your 3-day weekend? greer up for cool, breezy weekend. coming up in five minutes your extended forecasted through the weekend and beyond. we spend a lot of time together.
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after 300 years, the anchor from black beard's ship has been raised from the sea. this 3,000 pound metal is believed to be the anchor from the queen anne revenge, this was the flagship for pirate black beard. researchers found the anchor off the coast of north carolina, where black beard ran his ship aground in 1718. the family of a 10-year-old boy in florida got a shock when their son returned from a fishing trip. take a look at this alligator, it's 6 feet long and michael
dasher dragged that home after fishing with his friends. he says the gator wasn't an easy catch but they kept on trying to reel it in and it kept snappingal at them. polices came and collected the gator. and they told michael the next time he sees an alligator, he should run away and not try to catch it or bring it home. business owners on the gulf coast hoping for a very profitable holiday weekend. panama sight beach, florida and other tourist destinations suffered big losses last year because of the deepwater horizon oil spill and now many people who work in the region say tourists are back this year. officials in mississippi say 75% of the hotel rooms there are booked this weekend. oil company bp has provided money to gulf coast states to help promote tourism. if you are planning to barbeque this weekend, the contra costa fire district has safety tips for you. they say grills should be kept 15 feet away from homes and buildings, and 10 feet away from dry grass, weeds or brush. charcoal should be kept dry because did can ignite if it
gets wet. and children and pets should also be kept away from grills. memorial day weekend tradition kicks off in an hour. at 10:00 this morning, the carnivale festival will kick off. the celebration is meant to showcase latin american 3 caribbean culture, food and art. carnivale takes place through 6 p.m. tomorrow. and to learn more about carnivale and other things, including bart and the bay bridge construction projects, check out our special section on the web. just click on the weekend extra tab at ktvu.com. and if you're going outside, rosemary says you need a jacket. she joins us with one last look as your weather. >> good morning. it will take a lot of dancing it stay warm at carnivale for the weekend we're looking at temperatures in the 50s. we'll get to about 60 degrees at the warmest time this afternoon for san francisco. but we're going to be breezy. winds 20 to 30 miles per hour. gusts picking up by the second half of the afternoon. so that's where we'll be our
breeziest. sun and clouds through most of the day. by the afternoon late afternoon, we'll see partly cloudy and better clearing. and your weekend looks like this. remaining below average for this time of year, a cool along the coastline. low 60s, widespread 60s for the bay. inland areas struggling just to get to 70 degrees through about monday. more rain in the forecast for tuesday and even seeing a little drizzle out this this morning in some cases. >> that makes it look like we should enjoy what we have right now. >> yes. >> thank you. and thank you for watching mornings on 2. don't forget our coverage continues online at ktvu.com. 24-7. have a great saturday, everyone. bye-bye.