tv Mornings on 2 FOX June 18, 2011 7:00am-9:00am PDT
united airlines passengers are still filling the impact from last night's computer problems. we'll have a live report where travelers are still dealing with long lines and delays. >> a new search for a missing nursing student. the area volunteers plan to focus on today. >> he's not like any other dad. >> on this father's day weekend, we hear from the children of injured giants fan bryan stow. how they plan on honoring their dad tomorrow. those stories and more right now on ktvu mornings on 2.
good morning everyone. welcome to mornings on 2. it's saturday, june 18th. we'll get to the latest united problem that caused delays here in the bay area and across the country. but first here's rosemary with a first look at your forecast. hi, rosemary. >> good morning to you! it will be a pleasant father's day weekend. running a little bit below average for this time of year. but slightly warmer nan yesterday. we're waking up with those clouds out there. low clouds from the coast all the way inland this morning. a light breeze in store for today. and your highs today upper 50s on the coast, nearly hitting 80 degrees in many cases for our inland spots. a warm-up for tomorrow and then quite hot in time for the first day of summer. we'll outline all that coming up in just a few moments. we start with continuing coverage of the computer problem that grounded united flights across the country. planes are back in the air this morning, but now the airline is facing a backlog of passengers.
this is as how sfo looked last night during the evening commute. hundreds every passengers found themselves stranded after united's system went down after 5 p.m. the airline says the computer glitch was resolved just about 8 hours ago, and this morning united is scrambling to get flights back on time. ali rasmus is live with how things are looking right now. good morning, ali. >> reporter: good morning, mike. the message is if you're flying on united airlines this morning or later today, be sure to give yourself plenty of time. you should plan to arrive two or even three hours before your scheduled domestic departure. we're at terminal 3, where united has its check in counter. beyond some of the cars you can see there's a lot of traffic out there, and there's a long line of passengers waiting to check in outside. and it's even busier inside. let's show you the video inside the terminal. even though last night's computer glitch has been resolved, passengers who are on the thousands of flights
cancelled yesterday are trying to rebook and reschedule their travel plans this morning. that's created some long lines and delays for united passengers. there are separate lines for checking in and rebooking here in sfo, so be sure to ask a representity to make sure you're in the right place. we've seen a few people miss their flights because they spent anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour in the wrong line, then had to start all over again. >> i did not even know about the computer crash until i was in line and heard about it from other people who were on the phone. so first i've heard about it. it's unfortunate. you can't predict those things, but now we're all being affected by it. >> this problem started yesterday afternoon around 5 pacific time. united said it lost network connectivity system-wide for about five hours yesterday. passengers here and other airports couldn't check into their flights or check luggage, and planes didn't take off. thousands of passengers were
stranded, some spent the night here at sfo. >> how long have you been stuck here? >> 21 hours. >> at this airport? >> yes. >> now, none of the united airline workers here were allowed to talk to us on camera about this, but united did send out a statement saying it will waive all change and rebooking fees for passengers affected by the glitch yesterday and for any passengers who don't want to fly at all, they will issue a full refund for people who want to cancel their plans. but the word is for anyone traveling on united, give us a lot of extra time because there are some long lines out here to deal welcome ali rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. you are going to find frustrated unite passengers across the country. >> waiting for our system to come back up, get you guys checked in. >> this is how the lines look at chicago's o'hare airport after the problem started.
some passengers there say the airline didn't acknowledge the problem for more than two hours. many were told their flights were cancelled and they wouldn't be able to get out of o'hare until today. a similar sight at denver international airport, with long lines of frustrated passengers there. while many passengers complained about receiving little or no information from the airline during their wait, some also said free water, coffee and snacks helped them pass the time. united's website crashed shortly after the computer problems began, forcing many to get updates through twitter. >> united continued to post up dates throughout the night, including a tweet before 11 p.m. saying it had fixed the problem that led to the delays. stay with ktvu and ktvu.com as united tries to get service back to normal. we'll post any new information and coming up in 30 minutes, we'll go back to ali at sfo for an you date on how passengers
are doing there. one person is dead after a car crash in east palo alto around 10:30 last night on east bay shore road. police say the car was sealing grieving recklessly but when they attempted to pull it over it sped off. the chase ended when the vehicle crashed and flipped over. the passenger, a 22-year-old woman was pro moaned dead at the scene. the driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. this is video of the car a 17-year-old boy was sitting in when police say he was shot and killed. oakland police officers responded to reports of gunfire at seminary and bancroft avenues around 11:40 last night. the carp was parked near the curb when the teenager was shot. a description of the gunman has not been released. in an hour the search will resume for a missing nursing student, michelle le. this is day two of a 30-day search organized by her friends and family. yesterday 128 volunteers showed up to help search for le.
she was last seen on may 27th, leaving kaiser in hayward. police have reclassified this case as a homicide but le's family refuses to give up hope. volunteers say they just want to give them closure. >> even if we did find something or didn't, we're helping out the family. and then we're helping out each other and how the world goes around. >> searchers are told to lock out for the clothes and shoes she was last seen wearing, as well as the disturbed dirt or plantened ground. the search is focused on the niles canyon area, where police last detected a signal from her cell phone. you can find more details on the search including how you can help by going to ktvu.com. just click on the michelle le tab on the homepage. a group behind controversial billboards will defend their actions. these are the billboards we found on fruit frail and foothill boulevard in oakland. they're being paid for by the non-profit, radiance
foundation. in two hours members of the foundation will hold a press conference saying too many african-american women are having abortions. and that planned parenthood is to blame. congresswoman lee he is she was offended the billboards popped up in her district and others say the campaign is a sign of racism. the search will resume for a sailor who went missing after going into a central valley river. fresno county sheriff's office says the sailor from naval air station lemoore went into the kings river yesterday. something went wrong and the sailor never came back up. it's unlikely he survived the cold and swift water. authorities are calling the search a recovery mission now. good morning to you. a live look port of oakland here from our emeryville camera. widespread gray over oakland this morning. most of us waking up with mostly cloudy skies, those low clouds all the way into the valley this morning. but we are expecting them to burn off. winds generally light and calm,
santa rosa calm conditions, sfo and breeze in oakland. calm conditions in livermore, winds light for today. we'll see the sunshine by about 8 or 9:00, most of us, by noontime clearing to the coastline. 55 now in concord. 55 in oakland. 53 degrees redwood city. a nice bounceback. napa 49 degrees this morning. now santa rosa 51. 54 in napa. and our temperatures from one to two degrees where we started yesterday morning. partly cloudy skies for the afternoon, slightly warmer, over friday. satellite view not clearly defined but we still have this trough here over the western states. it will continue to lifted northeast for today. we have a ridge of high pressure behind it, and for the first day of summer on tuesday it's going to feel like it. our fog forecast here, you can see it we are dealing with the low clouds, but by 9:00 it pulled back fast. we do see it along the coast
north bay as well as the peninsula, and takes until noontime before it looks like it will retreat but will hug the coastline and by this evening it will be back. so we can expect this pattern for the last weekend of spring. we've got the clouds, cooler by the coast, and the slight warm- up expected for today. a bigger warm-up in time for for father's day. sunny skies, warm even hot conditions expected for next week. let's enjoy the day. 77 expected areas right around st. helena. 75 napa. 68 san rafael. east, 80 for concord today. so nice and warm. 80 for livermore. how about the santa clara valley, 74 degrees this afternoon santa clara, 75 san jose. and coastline cooler, 61 for san francisco, upper 50s along the coast. and the extended forecast, father's day looking nice. mid-60s for the coastline, upper 80s for the inland areas. and then quite hot into the 90s monday, tuesday, wednesday for the inland areas.
but beach weather, low 70s expected for the coast. if you're going to be outdoors today we have your lunchtime forecast coming up. let's check your drive time traffic right know. want to give you a live look of highway 24 and lafayette. another live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic also looking light right now. but expect things to get busy as the day goes on. several big events are planned today in san francisco. one of those events is gay pride week kicking off today. the community center is holding their 6th pride party at 1:00 this afternoon. tickets are $25 and the party is at the community center at market and octavia streets. san francisco's gay pride parade is next sunday. and the foreclosure crisis continues to grow. one bank has so many on its list, it's now giving some away. plus, as you can see here,
good mornings to you! a live look at the bay. low clouds overhead. we do expect sunshine for the afternoon. new this morning, a potential breakthrough for peace in afghanistan. afghan president karzai says his government and the united states are negotiating with taliban fighters to end the bloodshed. this is the first time someone has acknowledged peace talks are taking place. karzai told journalists today negotiations are going well. california senator bother barbara boxer says it's time for troops in afghanistan to come home. she spoke yesterday in san francisco about america's role in the region.
the senator series the 10-year- old afghan war has killed more than 1600 american service members and pointed to intelligence reports estimating as few as 50 al-qaeda members remain in afghanistan. she says she wants at least 30,000 of the 100,000 troops there to return by year's end. >> we have a huge debt, and deficit to deal with. ending the war in iraq and afghanistan would save $1 trillion over 10 years. >> she suggests keeping 10,000 troops there to train forces and protect coalition personnel. but conservative members of congress warn a rapid withdrawal would allow terrorists to return. president obama has reportedly decided he doesn't need congressional approval to continue the air war in libya. the new york times says the president is relying on administration lawyers. they believe the air assaults against moammar gaddafi is not enough to trigger the war
power's resolution. however, both the justice department and pentagon lawyers think the president needs congressional support after 90 days. the white house calls it a social gathering, but some business could get done today on a washington, d.c. golf course. president obama and house speaker john boehner will tee off together for the first time amidst tensions on several key issues. over the past few weeks, the two have openly disagreed about reducing the country's debt and military involvement in libya. aides to both men say they doubt a breakthrough on any issue will be made but that maybe spending time together will improve their relationship. and this weekend's online video address, president obama is addressing his most important job being a father. >> between my own experiences growing up and my ongoing efforts to be the best father i can be, i've learned a couple things what auer children need most from our parents. first foremost, need our time. and more important than the quantity of hours we spend with them is the quality of those
hours. >> president obama also says children need structure, self- discipline, and unconditional love. he says his administration is making an effort to help men who want to become better fathers, including working with groups that focus on fatherhood, partnering with businesses that encourage dads to spend time with children, and helping fathers in the military connect with more home more often when they are deployed. a senate panel is opposing plans to relocate american military bases in the far east. the plan was first approved by the bush administration in 2006. it aims to close a base in okinawa and move to guam. call it unsustainable pin credibly expensive. it's part of a $683 billion defense spending bill. the economy watch, troubling signs for the bay area. the lines are expected to remain long today for homeowners attending a six-day mortgage modification event in
san jose. people say crushing debt is creating a domino effect on their spending. >> you have to think about every penny you spend on food, not only food, but stuff you buy, going out to the movies with the kids. >> you know, the price of gas has gone up tremendously. so we don't take the trips we used top. >> the event comes as new figures show california employers cut 29,000 jobs last month. there's one bit of good news for americans. lower gas prices. in the past month prices have dropped by a half dollar or more per gallon. triple-a says factors include lower demand and stronger dollar prompting speculators to buy less oil. the price for a barrel now hovers around $93, down from $114 in april. >> i'm just happy to see it going down. that's all. i'm just happy to see it going down. >> triple-a predicts gas prices will continue to creep down in the next few weeks, but prices are still about 80 cents a gallon higher than this time lasts year. bank of america has too
many foreclosed homes so now it's giving some away. the bank plans on donating 150 homes in and around chicago to a non-profit group will use the homes as affordable rental housing. bank of america hopes the donation will help avoid neighborhood blight, usually caused by foreclosed homes. it is not clear if the bank plans to make similar donations in other cities across the country. here in the bay area, oakland based pandora is still struggling on the stock market after making its ipo earlier this week. the stock closed up about 1% yesterday, significantly down from its $26 debut price on wednesday. here's video of the company executives on wednesday. investors bought shares then now suffering losses. the oakland company is a streaming aids joe service and while it has growing revenue it has never made a profit. we all know about the
internet suffix dot-com. there's.gov. and then they meet tomorrow toe to consider accepting hundreds or thousands of new addresses. possibilities include d.o.t. vegas for the attractions there, dot bank for banking institutions there are currently 310 domain suffixes worldwide. the efforts underway now to get a family of bears outs of a tree in colorado. we'll show you the pictures. and the towns facing firefighters in arizona as they battle two playses. how the forecast there could make the firefight even harder. >> a nice warm-up in time for father's day. we'll look at the numbers coming up!
arizona, where the monument fire has burned more than 18,000 acres and destroyed 40 buildings. the wildfire began sunday and is now burning near an army post, and close to the city of sierra vista, where residents are being told to evacuate. >> i mean, i may not come back, i don't know. >> meanwhile, the wallow fire near new mexico border is now the largest wildfire in arizona history. right now it's about a third contained, but this weekend's weather could change that. forecasters are predicting strong winds, high temperatures, and low humidity. and in texas, two hundred home were evacuated because of a wildfire knee houston. 50 acres have burned since yesterday morning. crews from mississippi and wisconsin have been called in to help get the fire under control. a local church has opened its doors for people who have been displayed by the fire.
if you have outdoor plans this weekend, rosemary is watching the forecast for you. >> good morning! it's a good-looking weekend. slightly below average for this time of year. last weekend of spring! get out and enjoy. we've got a live look at san jose, mostly sunny skies. but you may be waking up outside your door, mostly cloudy. partly cloudy expected for the afternoon. and this morning our temperature similar to how we woke up yesterday. widespread 50s out there into the 8:00 hour, then your lunchtime numbers for the coast looking at mid to upper 50s, 68 inland. and our inland spots will be nice and mild, even warm once again. widespread 70s, low 80s for the inland areas. but along the coastline, not really a day for the beach. 58 expected. winds will remain light. afternoon highs for today, 75 expected napa. 66 in hayward. 71 redwood city. and right by the coast, 59 degrees expected in pacifica. the extended forecast here, so a nice little bump in the temperatures for your father's day.
low in the mid-60s for the coastline, upper 70s inland, then come tuesday, going to be quite warm. we are looking at temperatures widespread -- this isn't update for some reason but we'll be sitting in the 90s for inland areas, maybe even some triple digit heat in monterey county. the city of livermore is celebrating its famous lightbulb today. it was first turned on 110 years ago with only a few interruptions. it's been on ever since. it is in the livermore fire department station 6, and holds the begin eggs world record for the longest burning light in history. today's celebration is from noon until 4:00 at the fire station on east avenue. thousands of people are expected in san francisco's north beach today. this was the scene at last year's north beach festival. this weekend marks the 57th year of what is one of the country's oldest outdoor festivals. there will be more than 125 arts and crafts exhibits, 20 gourmet food booths, live entertainment and much more. the north beach festival goes
from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and continues tomorrow. admission is free. also this weekend, san francisco's annual commemoration of african- americans freedom from slavery. it's the juneteenth festival. there's a parade at 11:00 this morning, that begins at grove and polk streets and continues through the civic center to fillmore street. that also live music and plenty of arts and crafts. the city's juneteenth celebration is one of the oldest and largest outside of texas. right now wildlife officials in boulder, colorado are keeping a close eye on one particular tree. yesterday this black bear and her three cubs were found high in the dream news quickly spread and people are started gathering to catch a glimpse of the family. officials say it's not unusual for bears to wander in the parks, especially when they're to close to the mountains. now it's about getting them down safely. >> so it's a safety issue, and the cubs too. we don't want them all to get
separated. >> tranquilizing the bears is the last resort especially because they're not posing a threat. officials expect them to come out of the tree when there aren't as many people nearby and they should make their way home. new this morning, bryan stow's children speak out. the gifts they're planning to give their father tomorrow as he recovers from his severe injuries. >> united airlines passengers are still dealing with the delays and a lot of confusion and long lines inside the terminal after a computer glitch grounded thousands of flights yesterday. >> plus, how much time do i have? ♪ let's go out to the dmv
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hours after hundreds of passengers found themselves delayed at sfo, united is now trying to get picture to normal. but it's not clear how long it's going to take. welcome back to ktvu mornings on 2. united's computer problem started just a little bit after 5:00 last night, and affected really passengers across the country. and internationally, ali rasmus is live with how the airline is responding. i just got a message from a viewer whose niece is stuck in frankfurt trying toe get back. frustrating day for travelers. >> reporter: that's a similar story for a lot of passengers,
inside the terminal. we just went inside to check out the flight boards. the good news is i'm not seeing a lot of cancelled flights, just 4 cancelled flights out of 80 on the board. but there are a lot of delays and a lot of people inside the terminal. you can see how busy is from the traffic pulling up. and beyond all these taillights and cars, there's a long line of people outside waiting to check in. there are also people inside the terminal, all those people and crowds making traveling on united airlines a little stressful this morning. now even though last night's computer glitch has been resolved, passengers who are on the thousands of flights cancelled yesterday are trying to rebook and reschedule their plans this morning. that's why you see all the lines inside. there are separate areas for checking in and for rebooking. so that's led to some confusion. when you are live here, ask one of representatives to make sure you're standing in the correct
line. we have seen a few people miss their flights this morning because they weren't in the right place. >> nobody out here communicating, i waited for half hour in the line outside and they said it's not for canada. so how do you know? >> lot of confusion? >> lot of confusion. >> this problem all started yesterday afternoon around 5 pacific time. united said it lost network connectivity and system-wide some for a five-hour period yesterday evening, passengers here at sfo and other airports couldn't check into their flights or check their luggage and without any checked passengers and luggage planes couldn't take off. >> many people all over, and much busier. and few instructions. but people quite calm so that was good. >> so as you heard, that passenger explained this morning it's not quite as packed, not as busy, and hectic as it was yesterday. but you're still going to be dealing with long lines and delays. none of the united workers here
were allowed to talk to us on camera, but united did send out a statement from their corporate office in chicago this morning. the airline says it will waive all change and rebooking fees for passengers who are trying to get another flight to their destination. also says they will give any passengers who want to cancel their flights a full refund. and just one other note, there may be some passengers who are taking advantage of that and flying on other airlines. we drove up this morning and did see things were busy at american airlines and southwest check-in counters. but if you're flying on united give yourself a lot of extra time. new this morning, we are hearing from the children of bryan stow. he is the man and giants fan who does remain in a coma after being badly beaten at dodger stadium in april. this is 12-year-old tyler and 8- year-old tabitha. for father's day tomorrow they plan to make a collage for their dad's hospital room with photos of all the things they've done together.
>> he's really special and he's not like any other dad. it feels weird not having him stay by your side. >> he did special things with us, different from what other dads would do. >> brian remains in a medically induced coma. so far one man has been arrested in connection with the beating but no charges have been filed and the case is still being investigated by the los angeles police department. the obama administration is now altering a controversial program where law enforcement agencies share the fingerprints of people arrested with immigration officials. the los angeles times reports the secured communities program was creating problems for immigrants who were trying to actually report a crime. under the new guideline, immigration officers will not be able to deport individuals who are victims of a crime or witness a crime. instead, the guideline says deportation of violent criminals will be the top priority. authorities could soon file animal cruelty charges against a concord man suspected of poisoning his neighbor's dogs.
police think the 72-year-old man fed tainted meatballs to the dogs to stop them from barking. they suffered seizures and died this month. ktvu talked to the dogs' owner by phone saying they were poisoned found in pesticides. >> the police came over, and they went in the backyard and found another meatball. oh, my god. >> i guess they were like all over here, all over the back. >> ktvu is not naming the individual because he has not been formally charged. police have searched his home and are testing evidence before seeking charges. authorities suspect he mate have also killed another neighbor's dog in 2003. san francisco police this morning are looking for the gunman who shot a city worker on the job. authorities say the employee was driving a painting truck when he made a u-turn in the bayview district. investigators say they believe another motorist got mad and started cursing.
as the worker tried to drive off, the suspect opened fire with one bullet, hitting the victim in the shoulder blade. >> in that situation, someone got up and road rage and took shots at an employee trying to improve our city streets. >> the injury is not life- threatening but it is unclear when the city employee will be able to return to his job with the traffic department. the man drove away in a dark colored car. in 90 minutes, a rally will begin for a woman shot and killed in oakland over memorial day weekend. ktvu was the first to show you this amateur video of the shooting on 88th avenue and international boulevard. during the sideshow, shots rang out and 28-year-old latoya kenny and 30-year-old eric bush were killed. today people are going to be distributing fliers and t- shirts hoping anyone with information about her death will come forward. a marine is being investigated after being arrested with suspicious
materials near arlington national cemetery. this is yonathan melaku, a lance corporal with the reserve. early yesterday morning he was arrested for being in the cemetery after hours. police say when he was taken into custody, he would not tell them why he was in that area. then a search of his backpack raised even more questions. >> it contained a non- explosive, unknown material which will require further investigation. >> the lance corporal's car was then found in a wooded area between the pentagon and memorial bridge. at that point, police say they decided to shut down several major roads around the pentagon. yesterday afternoon, they also called in bomb experts to search melaku's home. last morning he was charged with four counts of grand larceny. it's day three for the defense to argue their side in the casey anthony murder trial. and yesterday one of their surprise witnesses dropped a
bombshell. this is convicted felon vasco thompson. in 1988, he was sent to prison for kidnapping. the defense says phone records show he was in contact with casey's father on july 14th, 2008. but before he even took the stand, thompson dressed the accusations. >> i have no idea who he s i didn't have that phone number until february of 2009. and i don't know why they got me involved from all this. >> the defense hasn't said what the alleged contact between thompson and casey's father has to do where this case but thompson's denial came as a shock to casey's lawyers. so far no word on who will be called to the stand there's. there's speculation casey accused of killing her two-year- old daughter could testify on her own behalf. a same-sex marriage debate rages in california and new york may be close to making it legal. the new york governor expects lawmakers to approve a bill next week. they're trying to agree to greater protections for
religious groups. pastors cannot be sued if they refuse to marry a gay couple. the new york may over says it's time for lawmakers to bring the issue to a vote. >> democracy i always thought that elected officials shouldn't hide behind -- they didn't take a vote, therefore which way should i be? i'm that way. >> a poll finds that 58% of new yorkers support same-sex marriage. now is. good morning to you! a live look downtown oakland, waiting for the low cloud cover to burn off. some of us waking up with mostly sunny skies and this picture looking a little bright. we're going to be mostly sunny, partly cloudy for today. temperatures very similar in many cases, slightly warmer in others. and our winds are going to be light coming in from the southwest. calm now, sfo just a light breeze. san jose reporting 14 miles per hour. and winds generally light, expected to carry us through the afternoon. cool start this morning but not tood bad.
santa rosa about 51 degrees. a little fog. if you're trying to get a feel for the number, very similar to how we woke up yesterday. and forecast will show you that this fog and low cloud deck will back up and leave us with partly cloudy, mostly sunny skies for the afternoon. here by 10:00, looks like it's moving all the way back flight coastline we've got some along the golden gate bridge, sausalito, embarcadero and noontime it begins to retreat but it's right there hugging the coastline so some of us may still see that low cloud cover all the way into the afternoon. and then for the evening hours it's rolling back in. so what can we expect for today? temperatures again upper 50s along the coastline, similar to yesterday. 70s, maybe even 80s for our inland areas. we've got the partly cloudy skies. by sunday, your father's day will be a warmer one. we'll look at those numbers coming up. let's look at today. 77 expected in santa rosa. 72 for vallejo.
66 oakland. hayward 61, san francisco, flights out and looking at 80 degrees for livermore. 70 in mountainview. 71 degrees redwood city. the extended forecast, nice today. nicer tomorrow. mid-60s for the coastline. upper 80s for inland spots and then we're going to turn quite hot in time for the first day of summer. take a look at that. 90s for inland areas. some of the hottest numbers so far this year. we have your day planner coming up. for the first time we are hearing from the former power couple involved in a bitter battle over the los angeles dodgers. as we told you yesterday, frank and jamie mccourt have reached a divorce settlement. part of that settlement includes a one-day trial to be held in august to figure out whether the dodgers belong to frank mccourt or whether the team is considered community property. >> it's hard to describe my feelings be to be very honest.
it's certainly not when you're talking about a long marriage, and going through all we went through and getting this wrapped up, you won't say i'm happy that -- happy? happy thing? >> hoping for resolution, and i hope this is a step towards that resolution. >> the august trial comes after a judge threw out a post- nuptial agreement in which jamie mccourt gave up her rights to the los angeles dodgers. if you're trying to mail something to canada, you may run into a lot of trouble. why the u.s. postal service says it's about to stop accepting mail headed to that country. and the fight to get behind the wheel, why women in one middle eastern country are not allowed to drive and what they're doing to change that. and let's take you outside. here's a live picture of the sunol grade, where things are moving smoothly on this saturday morning. senator
good morning to you. live look at bay point where the sunshine has burned off any cloud cover there. in the upper 70s for the afternoon. new this morning, a radiation scare at a damaged nuclear power plant in japan. the march 11th earthquake and tsunami melted down one of the reactors at the fukashima daiichi plan. scientists recently began using a new cleaning system that removes radioactive water from the site. but five hours into the operation, they had to shut it down. a cartridge that was supposed to last weeks had already reached its limit. officials say there is now some 105,000 tons of highly radioactive waste pulling across the plant it. could overflow within weeks if something is not done. the united states postal service is planning to stop accepting virtually all mail
headed for canada as of tonight. employees of canada's mail system canada post have been on strike two weeks. and the u.s. postal service says it doesn't appear the situation will improve next week. so starting tonight, it's going to stop accepting most mail pound for canada. women in saudi arabia are revving up support for the right to drive. right now the kingdom of saudi arabia is the only country in the world where women are not allowed to driver. and now women are fighting for their right to get behind the wheel. they are calling it the rosa parks movement, saying they're tired of taking a backseat because of the government ban on women drivers. >> all this is about is if i want to go to work, i can. i think society is ready to welcome us. >> recently the women 2 drive campaign was launched on facebook and twitter and calls for women to drive more in the hope that female drivers will become a normal sight. some clerics say women driving
violates islamic tradition and cannot be allowed. custom officials in mexico make an unusual discovery. they found millions of dollars stashed in telephone cables. authorities at mexico city's international airport discovered the money laundering scheme when they noticed the discrepancies in the paperwork. officials found $2 million inside the cables. the money was on its way to venezuela. congresswoman gabrielle giffords will spend father's day at her home in tucson. doctors say being back home can play an important role in her recovery. however, this will be a very quick trip. no public appearances or in views are scheduled. she returns to houston next week. gifford was shot in the head during a political event in january. the accused gunman remains in a federal psychiatric facility. the blind is allowed to see through sound in an experimental procedure. the technique is called flash
sonar orecko location. a patient clicks their tongue to visualize their surrounding. the echo from the sound of the clicks bounces off nearby objects, telling the person where and what the objects are. the procedure is being used with dolphins and bats. >> one is often able to avoid obstacles more easily. one is able to plan one's movements through an environment more quickly and more strategically. >> researchers found when a patient receives an echo, it's the visual part of their brain that is stimulated. this proves the brain can train itself to see flew sun. so will dad's day give a boost to the economy? spending forecast has not been seen in years. and a riot was not enough to stop a couple from sharing a little personal display of affection. the kiss that's now making headlines around the world. >> subtle fluctuation in your temperatures this afternoon with a bigger warm-up to come. we'll look at those numbers after the break.
hundreds of people rioted in vancouver after the canucks lost the stanley cup this week. one couple shared a tender moment that has made headlines around the world. take a look at this foam you can see a man and a woman kissing while lying on the street, with riot police nearby. the couple has been identified as australian scott jones and his canadian girlfriend alexander thomas. they say alexander was hit by a police riot shield and scott kissed her to comfort her and calm her down. >> it's amazing that moment got catched and i would have never been -- present enough to know what was going on so now i can see that moment. and it's pretty incredible. >> the photographer who took the picture says he saw some people on ground and thought they were injured and snapped the photo but says he didn't realize they were kissing until someone pointed it out later. happening right now in boston, an estimated crowd of one million people are lining up on city streets to celebrate
the boston bruins' stanley cup win. these are live pictures right now. the bruins did beat the vancouver canucks wednesday night during game 7. the parade gets started in just a few minutes at 8:00 our time. the team will be on boston's famed duck boats and travel across the city before ending at copley square. tomorrow is father's day, and people all over the bay area are gearing up to celebrity after cutting back for the past few years. folks are expected to spend more money this weekend. the national federation of retailers says spending will be the highest in eight years, with the average amount being $106. some people we spoke to say it's not always about the gift. it's about spending time together. >> mom cooks, we eat, and we tell him how much we love him. >> nice to spend some time with my daughter. >> and an estimated 150,000 military fathers are currently
deployed overseas. an a terrifying experience for the passengers of two airplanes in alaska. a plane nearly slammed no a boetsch craft over the fairbanks airport. the planes were within 150 feet of each other. the beechcraft nosedived to avoid the collision. five people have died from a rare fungus studies up by the tornado that hit joplin, missouri les month. one hospital has been treating patient. at least 12 other people are sick from the fungus. cdc says it spreads quickly once it gets into an open wound. let's go right back out to rosemary who tells us things might be warming up a bit. >> yes, good morning. temperatures today very similar to yesterday, but we do have a big warm-up on the way as we head outside our doors. giving you a live look at the
city. we've got a little bit of coastal fog and low clouds, you can see right there in the backdrop. we've got that on the coast and over the east bay and some of us waking up mostly sunny at this hour. so temperatures in the 50s. to are your lunch hour, 56 will be the average along the coast. upper 60s inland so it's going to be a nice mild, warm day. for the afternoon, approaching 80 in some cases. then around the bay area, we're looking at widespread 60s and low 70s. 66 in hayward. 72 for fremont this afternoon. 71 redwood city. and by the beach, upper 50s. your extended forecast, warmer for father's day. mid-60s for the coast. upper 80s inland. and then as we approach the first day of summer, we really start to heat up. some areas in the inland areas of monterey, sacramento county could see triple digit heat. the rest us looking at beach weather for the coast, low even
mid-70s by tuesday, and widespread low mid-90s far inland areas. back to you. as the tassels turned at castlemont high school in oakland, the graduates took testimony to re there are classmates who didn't live long enough to receive their diplomas. yesterday 157 students and participated in the ceremony. but because of street violence, three students were only there in memory. students we talked to say it's tough growing up in east oakland, but they want to beat the odds in honor of those who weren't able to. >> just like all our friend who passed away, we must continue to pursue and not let nothing stop us from accomplishing our dreams. >> the school had the parents of the students dressed in a cap and gown to accept a diploma for the children's half. the community needs to come together, they say children shouldn't be lost to senseless violence. the wait is over for book lovers in san francisco's outer
richmond district. at 1:00 this afternoon, the anza branch library will hold a reopening accept operation. the 79-year-old facility underwent renovations, including earthquake retrofitting and full access for the disabled. this is part of a 106 million collar project to renovate 16 libraries and build eight new ones. the police department needs a new canine officer in walnut creek. police are holding a fund- raiser this weekend. when you purchase a pet wash, the proceeds will go to the police department. the fund-raiser runs today and tomorrow from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. the average cost for a new working canine is $20,000. a california woman has been stuck with an unusual problem. this is cheryl hudson, and her pack of alpacas. in january a dealer asked who teenager temporarily house the herd, but six months later they're still there and the
dealer is nowhere to be found. so far, cheryl has shelled out more than $2,000 to care for the animals. >> they need to be sheared, they need dental working they need shots and feet done. >> it appears the dealer says she knew that she took the animals from a roger in minnesota without paying for them. animal control says they cannot help and suggested she hire an attorney but she just wants to find good homes for the animals before she runs out of money for them. a man opened his business yesterday morning. in is the python found near the dumpster in his restaurant. he says sheriff's came in asking for a large cardboard box. that's when he found out it was needed to safely cap europe to a giant snake. >> now i'm glad that i watched so many episodes of the crocodile hunter. i've handled wild animals before, but this guy was rather
sluggish. >> the snake was pinned down until police could box it up and remove it from the area. they say the snake was big enough to have strangled an adult and they're lucky it was found. a man accused of heading. a marijuana trafficking ring. who he allegedly recruited to sell the drug. and you are taking a live look at sfo. look at that line outside! passengers of united still dealing with travel problems on this father's day weekend. we'll get a live report on the glitch that caused it and how long it will take to fix it.
united airlines passengers are still dealing with the impact from a computer glitch on the airline yesterday. coming up we'll show what you it looked like at sf organizations this morning. a search for a missing nursing student michelle le is about to resume. the area volunteers are scouring and how you can help. plus a teenager shot and killed in oakland, where the 17-year- old was found dead overnight. good morning. welcome to ktvu morning option 2. it's saturday, june 18th. a lot of big events and festivals going on today. rosemary has a check of your father's day weekend forecast. >> good morning to you! it's going to be a great day to be outdoors. temperatures running a little
bit below average for this time of year but still quite nice. this morning, waking up similar to yesterday, and for the afternoon a similar pattern as well. some of us may be slightly warmer and afternoon breeze but not too strong for waking up low clouds around the area. we'll talk about the warm-up on the way, coming up. united airlines has fixed the glitch that grounded flights across the country but there's still a backlog of passengers this morning. ali rasmus is live at sfo with how things are looking amount the airport right now. ali. >> reporter: claudine, we've been showing you all morning how busy it's been at terminal 3 and we have a view to show you from our live truck. this is the long line of people outside the terminal waiting to check in outside. you can get an idea how busy it is inside. some passengers we talked to say there's been long lines, delays, not a lot of cancelled flights, but a lot of long lines and confusion about where
to go. united airlines does have representatives inside the terminal directing passengers where to go. correct line to check in. there are different places for people to go if they're checking in for a regular flight, and for people who are rebooking or trying to reschedule one of those cancelled flights from yesterday. we've stein a few people this morning miss their flights because they were standing in the wrong line for 45 minutes to an hour before they realized it. even though last night's computer glitch has been resolved, passengers who were on the thousands of cancelled flights yesterday are trying to rebook their plans this morning. that's created long lines and delays for passengers. >> got a call at 2 a.m. this morning that my flight was cancelled so i'm trying to fly to washington, d.c. for business. they had me go into a different line now i'm on this line, now i'm on customer service hold trying see which will be quicker. >> the problem started yesterday afternoon around 5 pacific time. united said it lost network
connectivity to its computer system system-wide some for about five hours yesterday passengers here at sfo and other airports across the country couldn't check into their flight. >> put in a conformation number and just kept sagerror, error. >> one of the united workers here -- or none of the workers here were allowed to talk to us on camera. but united did send out a statement from their corporate office this morning, saying it will waive all change and rebooking fees and any passengers who want to cancel their flight and not flying united at all, they will refund their flight entirely. but if you're flying on united any time today, give yourself a lot of extra time two to three hours, a good arrival time before your scheduled departure. ali rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. you're going to find frustrated united passengers really across the country and even the world.
>> waiting for our system to come back up and get you checked in. >> this is how the lines looked at chicago's o'hare airport after the computer problems started. some passengers say the airline didn't acknowledge the problem for more than two hours. many were told their flights were cancelled and they wouldn't be able to get out of o'hare until today. we saw a similar set at denver international airport. while mow passengers there also complained about receiving little or no information from the airline during their wait, some also said free water, coffee and snacks did help them pass the time. united's website crashed after computer problems began, forcing many to get updates through twitter. new this morning, overnight a teenager was shot and killed
in oakland. we'll show you video of a car where a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed. oakland police officers responded to reports of gunfire at seminary and been kroft avenues last night. police say the car was near the curb when the teenager was shot. a description of gunman has not been released. one person is dead after a car crash in east palo alto. it happened around 10:30 last night on east bay shore road. police say the car was driving recklessly but when they attempted to pull it over, the car sped off. the short chastened when the vehicle crashed and flipped over. the passenger, a 22-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. the 25-year-old driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. right now volunteers are gathering to continue the search for a missing nursing student, michelle le. this is going to be day two of a three-day search organized by le's friends and family. yesterday 128 volunteers slowed up to help search for le. she was last seen on may 27th,
leaving kaiser in hayward. police have reclassified this case as a homicide. the family refuses to give up hope. volunteers say they just want to give the family closure. >> even if we did find something or didn't, we're helping out the family. and then we're helping out each other and isn't that how the world goes around? >> searchers are told to look out for the clothes and shoes of le, and any disturbed dirt or plantened ground. right now the search is focused on the niles canyon area where police last detected a signal from le's cell phone. go to ktvu.com to find more information. a college football player arrested after wearing saggy pants has apologized for what happened. university of new mexico defensive back deshawn marman was arrested wednesday fortress passing and battery of a police officer after he allegedly refused to get off the plane. he claims the flight crew kept
harassing him even after he pulled his pants back up. federal prosecutors say a vallejo man was the ring leader a nationwide marijuana trafficking ring just broken up. 46-year-old anthony guidry is one of 18 people charged with training and working to deal marijuana grown in california. he allegedly recruited people including college athletes to sell the marijuana in cities and on college campuses in nearly a dozen states. it's estimated that the conspiracy generated at least $2 million in profits. this morning the group behind some controversial billboards will defend their actions. these are the billboards we found on fruitvale avenue and foothill boulevard in oakland. they're being paid for by the
non-profit radiant foundation. in just about an hour members of the foundation will hold a press conference, they say too many african-american women are having abortions. and that planned parenthood is to blame. the congresswoman was offended. others say the billboard campaign is a sign of racism. east bay congresswoman barbara lee is excepting on the billboards. good morning to you! a live look outside our doors in some cases plenty of sunshine and we've got just very calm winds in most cases as well. we are dealing with low cloud cover in some areas and as we roll through the afternoon it will be along the coastline is we where see most of that fog actually confined to. around the area, we do have light winds in most cases, fairfield reporting 20 miles per hour.
san jose also reporting breezy conditions. 18 miles per hour. so still feeling a little cool outside your door although the temperatures are starting to warm. it will feel cool with the wind out there. just a light breeze in oakland from the south-southeast. berkeley in emeryville, and oakland still with the gray sky. we're seeing it on the coastline, areas around half moon bay, and down and then we have mill valley with a little bit of fog and low cloud cover. this will be along the coast all day long. most of us will be with mostly sunny skies. our temperatures very similar to yesterday. slightly warmer in some cases, and we're already seeing a nice rebound. 56 in napa. 49 degrees earlier this morning. so you see what i mean. 56 in oakland. 53 redwood city. san jose 56. but again, breezy as you get outside your door. satellite and radar, you can see mostly clear skies up above the low cloud deck. we continue with the trough pattern over the western states. it will take the next day or day and a half before it finally shifts east, so our temperatures will be very dollar to friday.
a nicer warm-up in time for for father's day and then as we head into next week, first day of summer, going to be quite hot in some areas. and we've been tack become it this morning, even triple digit heat for some of our inland valleys. sacramento, monterey, and not bad at all. quite nice. walnut creek 78. 59 castro valley. 66 in hayward for you this afternoon. 74 santa clara. mid-70s in san jose. 80 degrees expected in morgan hill. and then along the coastline, still cool. 59 daly city. 61 in san francisco. the extended forecast, warmer tomorrow, mid-60s for the coast. upper 80s inland. so a i pretty big rebound there. and monday into tuesday, notices our temperatures continuing to climb. mid-90s there but it will be nice beach weather, 73 expected in the afternoon. coming up in just a little bit,
your lunchtime numbers for today. the giants swept the a's in san francisco in the first bay bridge series louisiana month. and now things have moved to the east bay. kid came into the game with a 5- 0 record against the a's but has had a rough string of starts and the a's got to lynn scum early in this one. the giants cody ross did tie it up in the second with a seoul shot. but the rookie added an insurance run, taking the score. weeks was thrown out at third. a's win 5-2. game 2 of the series tonight in oakland. and want to take you out live to the city of boston. check that out. that's the stanley cup being held up. hundreds of thousands of people are packed in the streets to celebrity the bruins' stanley cup win. the parade just got underway a few minutes ago with the players reiding on the duck
boats. on wednesday the bruins got their first stanley cup since 1972, with a game 7 victory over the vancouver canucks. boston officials expect one million people at this parade. and boston being called tied. town. they've had a lot of victories with world championships, celtics, bruins now, patriots, red sox. it goes on and on! so they're happy in boston this morning. >> absolutely. all right. it has been two years since a u.s. soldier was captured by the taliban in afghanistan. the special on who are they have while still in cap activity. and an unusual discovery in mexico. what was found inside telephone cables packed up to leave the country. but first, a live look outside. that's the east shore freeway over in berkeley, where things are moving smoothly. you're watching ktvu mornings on 2.
good morning to you. looking live from the city this morning, toward marin. little bit of hazy sunshine there for you. it's going to be a tough weekend for firefighters in the southwest as they struggle to control two big wildfires, as strong winds promise to make the situation even worse. this is video of southern arizona, where the man meant fire has burned more than 18,000 acres and destroyed 40 buildings. the fire is now raging close to the city of sierra vista and residents there are being told
to evacuate. >> i mean, i may not come back, i don't know. >> the wallow fire near the new mexico border is now the largest wildfire in arizona history. right now it's about a third contained, but this weekend's weather could change that. forecasters are predicting strong winds, high temperatures, and low humidity. and in texas, 200 homes were evacuated because of a wildfire near houston. firefighters say about 50 acres have burned since the fire started yesterday morning. crews from mississippi and wisconsin have been called in to help get that fire under control. a local church has opened its doors for people who have been displayed. the search will resume this morning for a sailor who went missing after going into a central valley river. the fresno county sheriff's office says the sailor from naval air station lemoore went into the kings river yesterday afternoon. something went wrong, and the sailor never came back up. authorities say it's unlikely the sailor survived the cold and swift water so they are now calling the search a recovery
mission. there's word out this morning that the potential breakthrough in peace in afghanistan. afghan president karzai says his government and the united states are negotiating with taliban fighters to end the fighting. this is the first time someone has officially acknowledged peace talks are underway. karzai told journalists today negotiations are going well. an american pow has been just received a second promotion. taliban forces in 2009 captured then private first class bo bergdahl. taliban used him in several videos. last june, the army promoted him to the rank every specialist. a promotion he would have received if everything had gone as planned. today, he is now a sergeant. california senator boxer wants to make sure bergdahl and his fellow soldiers safely return home from afghanistan. she spoke to an audience in san francisco yesterday about america's role in the region. the senator says the 10-year- old afghan war has killed more
than 1600 american service members. boxer also pointed to intelligence reports estimating as few as 50 al-qaeda members remain in afghanistan. she says she wants at least 30,000 of the 100,000 troops there to return by year's end. >> we have a huge debt and deficit to deal with. ending the war in iraq and afghanistan would save one trillion dollars over 10 years. >> she suggests keeping 10,000 troops overseas to train security forces and protect coalition personnel. but conservative members of congress warn a rapid withdrawal would allow terrorists to return. a marine is now being investigated after being arrested with suspicious materials near arlington national cemetery. this is yonathan melaku, a lance corporal and the marine corps reserve. he was arrested for being in the cemetery after hours. when he was taken into custody he would not tell police why he was in the area.
then a search of his become pack raised even more questions. >> it contained a non- explosive, unknown material which will require further investigation. >> the lance corporal as car was found between the pentagon and the memorial bridge. that point police decided to shut down several major roads around the pentagon. yesterday afternoon they also called in bomb experts to search the home. last month he was charged with four counts of grand larceny. police don't they if the behavior is related to the charges. custom officials in mexico make an unusual discovery. they found millions of dollars in cash in telephone cables. authorities at mexico city's international airport discovered the money laundering scheme when they noticed discrepancies in the paperwork for the shipment of those cables. with the help of dogs, officials found about $2 million hidden inside the cables on its way to venezuela. a santa cruz man is behind bars in connection with the hit if run death of a bicyclists. last week another cyclist found
the 25-year-old vilsack are you parke and his his damaged vehicle. elliott dess turned himself in yesterday morning. he faces charges including felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter. hayward police have arrested announced the arrest of two men in the shooting death of 28-year-old maurice collins. man was arrested at his home. police say the two men climbed a tree and broke into collins' apartment through a sliding glass door the night of january 4th. they then confronted collins and shot him. the girlfriend was there but not hurt. san jose police are looking for your help to find a man accused in 20 armed robberies in the bay area. police describe him as an african-american man in his mid- 30s aren't 5 feet 8 and weighing in at 200 pounds. the past sunday police say he robbed a store at lincoln
avenue and willow street in san jose's willowglen neighborhood. they say he is also robbed people in nine other cities, including san francisco and fremont. the nation's dirtiest duties are ranked by readers of a travel magazine. where san francisco falls on the list and the city travel and leisure readers think is the dirtiest of them all. >> a pleasant weekend in store for with a big warm-up on the way. coming up in five minutes your temperatures for the afternoon and the first day of summer.
if you are thinking about it will you likely have trouble sending mail to canada. today the u.s. postal service plans to stop accepting almost all meal mail headed for the country. that's because employees of kane's mail system have been on strike for two weeks. the u.s. postal service says it does not appear the labor situation will improve in the coming week. women in saudi arabia are revving up support for their right to drive. saudi arabia is the only kingdom in the world where women are not allowed to drive. the women are tired of take a backseat because the government ban on women drivers. >> all this is about is if i wanted to go to work, i can. i think society is ready to welcome us. >> recently the women to drive campaign was launched on facebook and twitter and calls for women to drive around moore in the hope that female drivers
will become a normal sight. some clerics say women driving violates islam, tradition and cannot be allowed. the city of san francisco is one of dirtiest cities in america, according to readers of travel and leisure magazine. the city was ranked as the 12th dirtiest in the country but readers like the food and the views. los angeles was ranked the third dirtiest city. philadelphia was second. new orleans was at the top of that list. let's head over to rosemary, who is watching this warm-up we're seeing. >> yes, good morning. fair weather expected for today. the big warm-up coming in time for the first day of summer. bay point there, we've got mostly clear skies, little haze there. the east bay still dealing with cloudy skies over areas of oakland, hayward this morning. widespread 50s outside our door and we do have a little breeze in areas right around san jose. so if you're getting outside, bring along that jacket. the breeze will make you feel
cooler. noontime numbers, 56 degrees expected along the coast. already warming into the mid and upper 60s inland and for the afternoon, temperatures a little below average for this time of year but still a gorgeous day. looking at upper 70s, approaching 80 for our inland areas. cool by the coast, 58 will be the average. take a look at the afternoon highs. you can see it the shades of blue right along the coastline indicating the upper 50s. widespread green around the bay area, those 60s. and then the further inland you go, the warmer it will be looking at 70s for the north bay, east bay valley, and if you're traveling into areas of san joaquin and sacramento valley, you'll be in the 80s for the afternoon. extended forecasted, warmer for father's day, mid-60s for the coast. mid upper 80s on land and then it becomes uncomfortable by the first day of summer. beach weather if you have plans, low 70s expected in the forecast monday, tuesday on the coast. and inland areas you may be seeking a swimming pool. 95 for the first day of summer. back to you. thousands are expected in
san francisco's north beach today. this was the scene at last year's north beach festival this. weekend marks the 57th year of what is one of the country's oldest outdoor festivals. there will be more than 125 exhibits, gourmet food booths and it goes from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and does continue tomorrow. admission is free. also this weekend, san francisco's annual commemoration of african- americans freedom from slavery is the juneteenth festival. there's a parade at 11:00 this morning at grove and polk streets and continues through the civic center. there's also live music and arts and drafts. the juneteenth celebration is one of oldest and largest outside of texas. bryan stow's children are speaking out for the first time since their dad was beaten outside of dodger stadium. how they will be celebrate this is weekend as he remains in critical condition. and treasures for passengers of united airlines this morning. how the airline is explaining
long lines and delays continue at san francisco international airport. as united airlines work to resume normal operations after a computer glitch. and welcome back, everyone, to mornings on 2. flights were grounded across the country, many passengers spending the night at airports and that includes san francisco international. the airline is blaming a network connectivity problem. ali rasmus is live where people are hoping they're going to be able to get to their destinations today. >> reporter: that computer problem has been resolved, it was fixed around 10:00 last
night but there are still some residual problems here at sfo. it looks better than it was an hour ago. the lines are moving at the check inn and security. but you can tell it's still busy here. there is a long line of passengers waiting to check in outside as well. we had a chance to talk to some of the people waiting to check in outside the terminal. they say it took them about 35 to 45 minutes to get through that skycap line. passengers again are dealing with long lines and flight delays because of that computer glitch yesterday. >> it's supposedly on time but if we don't get our bags in in seven minutes, the rule says we can't board. >> so you're worried? too i'm a little worried, yes. but i'm staying calm. >> this is all because of the issue united airlines had with its computer system yesterday. united said it had a network
connectivity problem so for a period of about five hours yesterday afternoon, starting at 5:00 pacific time, passengers here and other airports across the country couldn't check into their flights and check their luggage. that meant planes couldn't take off. thousands of united flights were cancelled world-wide. >> many people all over, and -- much busier than this. and few instructions. but poem are calm is that was good. >> as you heard, things aren't as bad this morning. but there are still some long lines and delays to deal welcome passengers continue to deal with the backlog. there aren't many cancelled flights this morning, and when i checked the board only four of the hundred or so united flights were actually cancelled. but there are delays and the long lines to deal welcome united sent out a statement from its corporate office in chicago this morning.
again, if you are planning on flying united any time today, give yourself plenty of time to get to the airport, two to even three hours before your scheduled time. ali rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. for the first time we are hearing from the children of bryan stow. he is the santa cruz resident and giants fan who remains in a coma after being beaten outside dodger stadium in march. for father's day tomorrow, the children say they plan to make a collage for their dad's hospital room. with photos of all the things they have done together. >> he's really special and he's not like any other dad. it kinds of feels weird not having him stay by your side. >> he did special things with us, different from what other dads would do. >> stroh mains in a medically induced coma. so far one man has been
arrested in connection with the beating but no charges have been filed and the case is still being investigated by the los angeles police department. authorities could soon file animal cruelty charges against a man suspected of poisoning his neighbor's dogs. authorities think the 72-year- old man fed tainted meatballs to the dogs to stop them from barking. they suffered seizures and then died this month. the owner says the meatballs were laced with a highly toxic poison often found in pesticides. >> the police came over, and they walked in the become yard with when and found another meatball. i said my god! >> i guess they were like all over here. >> ktvu is not naming the individual because he has not been formally charged but police have searched his home and are testing evidence before seeking charges. authorities suspect he might have also killed another neighbor's dog in 2003. a san francisco city worker shot on the job is apparently the victim of road rage. authorities say the employee
was driving a painting truck when he made a u-turn in the bayview district. investigators say they believe another motorist got mad and started to curse. as the worker tried to drive off, the suspect opened fire. one bullet hit the victim in the shoulder blade. >> in this situation, someone got up and road rage and took shots at an employee trying to improve the city streets. >> the injury is not life- threatening. it is unclear when the city employee will be able to return to his job with the parking and traffic department. the gunman is described as a nan in his 30s with a medium build who drove away in a dark colored car. the obama administration is now altering a controversial program. it requires law enforcement agencies to share the fingerprints of people arrested with immigration officials the los angeles times reports the secure community program was creating problems for immigrants trying to report a crime. under the new guidelines, immigration officers will not be able to deport individuals who are victims of a crime or witnesses to a crime.
instead, the divide lines says say deportation deportation of violent criminals will be affected. a man was ordered released saying he was no longer a sexual violent predator. it will take 72 hours to process the paperwork. he was held in the state hospital since february after losing his outpatient status when he befriended a man in a group therapy session. there is no evidence the relationship was sexual. he was constricted of four sex offenses in the late 80s and early 90s. he has been keptically castrated. in 30 minutes a rally will begin for a woman killed over the memorial day weekend. we were the 51st to show you this amateur video of the shooting on 88th avenue and international boulevard. during that sideshow, shots rang out and 28-year-old latoya kenny and 30-year-old eric bush were killed. today people will be distributing fliers and t-
shirts hoping anyone with information about the death will come forward. a local nfl hall of famer will be remembered today. a memorial service is held this morning for john henry johnson who tied this month at age 81. he was born in the east bay city of pittsburg and later went to st. mary's college. he played for the 49ers, pittsburgh steelers and detroit lions. the memorial will begin 11:00 at the pittsburg high school gym. the graduates took time to remember three of their classmates who didn't live long enough to receive their diplomas in oakland. yesterday students participated but three students were only there in memory. students say it's tough growing up in east oakland but they want to bead the odds in honor of those who weren't able to. >> just like our friends who passed away would have wanted us to do, we must continue to pursue and not let anything stop for from accomplishing our dreams. >> the school has the parents
of the slain students dress in caps and gowns to accept a diploma or then behalf. the parents of one student shot and killed on new year's eve say the community need to come together and children shouldn't be lost to senseless violence. a special event continues today in san jose for bay area homeowners looking to save their homes from foreclosure. today is the second day of a six-day loan modification event. representatives from 12 major banks and financial institutions are at the san jose convention center working with homeowners. the neighborhood assistance corporation of america says about half of the people who walk in walk out with a new loan. the event continues through wednesday at the san jose convention center. the doors are open from 8:00 in the morning until 8:00 at night. organizers say those who are interested should make sure to bring their mortgage paperwork with pay stubs. . good morning to you. a live look at oakland here, we're still dealing with low
cloud cover and gray sky. this will burn off, mostly sunny skies for most of us as low cloud deck hangs off the coast for the afternoon. a storm-tracker showing you where we've got some low cloud cover over the east bay. oakland down into san leandro and hayward. off the coast we're watching it as well. sausalito fog and low cloud cover, and as i back up you can see it's pretty much widespread along the north bay coastline areas, around petaluma waking up with partly and mostly cloudy skies. for the afternoon, it is burning back. it's going to happen quickly here. take a look at by 10:00 or so, maybe the golden gate portions of san francisco, the embarcadero feeling just a little fog and for the afternoon, it's hanging right off the coast. it will be back. about 7:00 or so looks like the coastline back with the low clouds. so if you have plans to be by the beach, expect that for later today. not easy to see but we do have a trough over the western states. this is going to lift north and east. by tomorrow, our temperatures
will begin to warm up. today very similar to yelled. similar temperatures a slight warm-up in some cases but the bigger warm-up in time for father's day. temperatures outside our door right now, not too bad. a little breezy in san jose. we're at 56 degrees. 56 in hayward and oakland. mid-50s san francisco. 55 in san rafael. santa rosa napa down to 49 degrees earlier this morning. nice rebound there at this hour. forecast highs for the today, 77 santa a, 72 expected in vallejo. 80 for concord. along the bay area we're going to see temperatures widespread 60s, mid-60s nor hayward and oakland. 71 redwood city. 68 degrees san mateo. so what is in store for your father's day? we'll warm up. mid-60s for the coast. mid and upper 80s inland. then it's going to be hot come the first day of summer. on tuesday, beach weather for the coast! 73 expected in the afternoon. looks to be the warmest day first day of summer. 95 in the afternoon. we have your day planner coming up in just a few moments.
it's a sight that hasn't been seen in the month ray bay in 50 years, a pod of killer whales captured in the harbor. kevin was returning from a salmon fishing trap when he saw them. a group of sea lions also noticed them and quickly swam away. others then spotted the orcas. >> the kayakers standing still, there was another boat next to us trying to get closer. nobody knew what to do. >> biologists say killer wails can sometimes be seen about 10 miles out in the middle of the bay. the orcas were probably looking for prey and while people in the area are hoping for another whale sighting, biologists say it's rare they will be spotted this close again. american student amanda knox continues to proclaim her innocence after being convicted of killing her roommate in italy. murderers are now testifying on her behalf today. dad, i was wondering if you've --
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convicted of murdering her roommate while the two shared a villan 2007. she was sentenced to 26 years in prison. a convicted child murderer took the stand today claiming another man told him knox and her boyfriend who was also convicted of murder are innocent. the other man is rudy, a man who because also convicted of being involved in the murder. now experts are testifying for the defense in the casey acted murder trial and yesterday one of the defense' planned surprise witnesses dropped a bombshell. this is convicted felon vasco thompson and in 1988 he was sent to prison for kidnapping. the defense phone records show he was in contact with casey's fathers on july 14th, 2008. but before he even took the stand, he addressed the accusations. >> i have no idea who george anthony is. i didn't have that phone number until february of 2009. and i don't know why they got me involved in all this mess.
>> the defense is not said what the alleged contact between thompson and casey's father has to do with its case and thompson's denial came as a shock to casey's lawyers. there is speculation casey accused of killing her two-year- old daughter could testify on her own behalf. after two years on the run the barefoot bandit is facing years if prison. 20-year-old colton harris moore was captured almost a year ago in the bahamas. yesterday he pleaded guilty to charges. during the manhunt he alluded police using stolen boats, cars and planes. if convicted he could face more than seven years in prison. authorities are investigating a close call for two commercial airplanes in alaska. investigators say a plane nearly slammed into a beechcraft 1900 over the fairbanks airport on tuesday. the planes were within about 150 feet of each other. the beechcraft nosedived, just to keep from hitting the other
plane's tail. president obama has reportedly decided he doesn't need congressional approval to continue the air war in libya. the new york times says the president is relying on senior administration lawyers and believe the air assault against moammar gaddafi is in the enough to trigger the war powers resolution. however, both the justice department and pentagon lawyers think the president will need congressional support after 90 days. clean-up has been stopped after a radiation scare at a damaged nuclear power plant in japan. the earthquake and tsunami melted down one of the reactors at the fukashima plant. and scientists recently began using a new cleaning system. that removes radioactive water from the site. but five hours into the operation, they had to shut it down. a cartridge that was supposed to last weeks had already reached its limit. japanese officials say there's now some 105,000 tons of highly radioactive waste pulling across the plant. it could overflow within weeks if something is not done. father's day is tomorrow, and we'll have added
significance for the family of gabrielle giffords. she just flew home and interests stay it could play an important role in her recovery. however, this trip will be a quick one. no public appearances or in views are scheduled. she returns to houston next week for more rehabilitation. giffords was shot in the head during a lit al event in january. the accused gunman remains in a federal psychiatric facility. the same-sex marriage debate is shifting from california to new york. new york governor cuomo expects lawmakers to approve a bill to get republicans onboard by agree to go greater protections for religious groups. pastors cannot be sued if they refuse to marry a gay couple. no matter their position. it is time for laurels to bring this issues to a vote 72 dock i always thought elected officials shouldn't hide behind -- they didn't tack a vote. >> a recent poll finds that 58% of new yorkers support same
sexes merge. san francisco gay pride week kicks off today. the san francisco community center is holding their 6th annual pride party at 1:00 this afternoon. tickets are $25 and the party is at the community center. all the proceeds benefit the center's services for low income and at risk members of the gay community. san francisco's gay pride parade is next sunday. the white house calls it a social gathering but some business could get done today on a washington, d.c. golf course. president obama and house spoker john boehner will tee off for the first time amidst tensions on several key issues. over the past few weeks the two have openly disagreed about reducing the country's debt and military involvement in libya. aides to both men say they doubt a break threw on any issue will actually be made, but that maybe spend, time together will improve their relationship. there's some relief for bay area motorists. in the past month gas prices have dropped by half a dollar or more per gallon. triple-a says factors include lower demand and a stronger
dollar. but price for a barrel now around $93. that's down from $1014 in april. >> i'm just happy to is it going down is all. >> triple-a predicts prices will continue to creep down in the next to few weeks but prices are still about 80 cents a gallon higher than this time last year. here's a look at where the gas prices stand in the bay area. the national average is 3.66. the wait is over for book lovers in san francisco's outer richmond district at 1:00 this afternoon, the anza branch library will hold a reopening celebration. 79-year-old facility had renovations including earthquake retrofitting and full access for the disabled. this is all part of a $106 million project to renovate 16
a former installed cameras because he kept finding his cows outside of the stable gates. turns out it was his cow dazese who was responsible. she was opening the bolts with her tongue. she then led the rest of the cattle to freedom and the farmer is trying to figure out more secure housing for his cattle. an experimental procedure is allowing the blind to see through sound. the technique is called flash sonar orecko location. the patient clicks their tongue visualize their surroundings, then the oaked from the sound of the clicks bounces off objects, telling the person where and what the objects are. the procedure is being used successfully with dolphins and bats. >> one is often able to avoid obstacles more easily and plan one's movements through an environment more quickly and more strategically. >> researchers have found when a patient receives an echo.
president obama spoke about what he says is his most important job and that is being a father. >> between my own experiences growing up and my ongoing efforts to be the best father i can be, i've learned a couple things about what our children need most from pair on. first and foremost they need our time and more important than the quantity of hours is the quality of those hours. >> president obama also says children need structure, self- discipline and unconditional love. she's his administration is making an effort to help men who want to become better fathers, including working with groups that focus on fatherhood, partnering with businesses that encourage dads to spend time with kids, and helping fathers in the military connect with home more often when deployed. after cutting back on father's day spending in the past few years, people are expected to spend more money on dad this year. the national federation of retailers says spending will be the highest in eight years with
an average amount being $106. but some people we spoke for say it's not about the gift always, it's sometimes about spending time together. >> mom cooks, we eat. and we tell them how much we love him. >> spend some time with my daughter. >> many fathers will not be so lucky. according to the u.s. government, an estimated 150,000 military fathers are currently deployed overseas. hundreds every people rioted in vancouver after the canucks' loss to the boston prunes this week, one couple shared a tender moment that has made headlines around the world. take a look at this picture. a man and woman kissing while lying on the street with riot police in front of them and behind them. that couple has been identified as australians. they say she was hit by a police riot shield and scott kissed her to comfort her and calm her down. >> it's amazing that moment got
captured, and i would verve continue in [enough to know what was going on. so now i can see that moment and it's pretty incredible. >> the photographer who took the picture says he saw some people on the ground, thought they were injured and snapped the photo. he says he didn't realize they were kissing until someone pointed it out later. the team that beat the vancouver canucks for that cup is celebrating with their city today. look at these live pictures from boston as that team holds that stanley cup high above for that huge crowd. the parade began at the top of the hour. they're riding on the famous duck boats of boston. this is the bruins' first stanley cup since 1972. and boston officials are estimating that there are one million people at this parade right now. >> that brings back a lot of memories from that november day last year in san francisco, for the giants parade. and rosemary, i remember that day for being warm. and more warm weather coming up? >> we do have warm weather on the way in time for for the first day of summer.
today it will be similar to yesterday. we're starting out with partly sunny skies morning in some areas, temperatures in the 50s at this hour, partly cloudy for the afternoon. mostly sunny in many cases and our temperatures upper 70s approaching 80 inland. widespread 60s for the coastline around the bay area. even upper 50s right around pacifica, and the immediate coastline. tomorrow will be warmer, mid- 60s for the coast. upper 80s for inland areas. and first day of summer on tuesday, mid-90s for the inland area. >> everyone headed to the beach! >> thank you for watching monks on 2. have a great saturday, everyone!
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