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the parents of a missing teen can speak out this morning, what they're planning to do notice coming days to help in the search to find her. >> we're dry for now but know storm offshore, coming up i'll let you know when the first rain bands arrive. >> $290 million! that's what is up for grabs in the mega-millions jackpot. the drawing is tonight. we'll tell you how you can possibly spend that money, coming up. >> and is there a new sex scandal brewing for john edwards? the new denial the former presidential candidate is now making. mornings on 2 starts now!
good morning to you! welcome to mornings on 2. it is friday, march 23rd. the search for morgan hill teen sierra lamar is getting national attention. and one week since her disappearance, there's been a new development in the case. allie rasmus joins us live from morgan hill. what are sierra's parents planning to do? >> reporter: we talked to steve and marlene lamar at 4 this morning. they reported their daughter's disappearance to the national center for missing exploited children, and they're working closely with the klaas foundation that helps organize volunteer searches. 15-year-old sierra lamar, their daughter, went missing one week ago today. she was leaving for school, supposed to take the bus, she never arrived at the school and she has not been seen since then. now the fbi child abduction team is on the case, they're agents were in the neighborhood near her home yesterday
afternoon. so far this is considered a missing persons case, investigators have not found any evidence that sierra lamar was abducted or any signs of foul play. but the sheriff told us this morning that the circumstances of her disappearance are suspicious. so far, investigators have interviewed more than 150 people. they recovered the teen's purse, some of her clothing, her cell phone, and they still just don't know what may have happened to her and where she could be. >> our hearts are aching for your safe return and we're all praying, and we know that you're going to find your way back to us, and somebody -- please, please find her. find it in your hearts to release her! >> we don't know if it's the stranger abduction or a voluntary going away with someone and not voluntary now. so we're covering every angle. >> reporter: yesterday
investigators confirmed they found her nurse this field a couple niles away from her home. inside the purse was some of her clothing, including a san jose sharks jersey. the sheriff told us that that sharks jersey is the same thing sierra was wearing the morning she disappeared. she took a photo of herself using her lap tom camera and tweeted that so that's new piece of information investigators have to go on. they've now think they know what she was wearing the last time she was seen. that sharks jersey later found in her bag near her home. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. happening right now, we're watching the white house, live pictures, expecting president obama to come out any moment into the rose garden at the white house to make what is called a personnel announcement. what we're hearing, the president is due to announce he's nominating dartmouth college president jim young kim to head the world bank.
this is a choice that's surprised a lot of people. mr. kim is a physician by training, a very prominent figure in the global health world. but the actual selection of a new president of the world bank, that's made by the world bank's executive board. it's interesting, though, mr. kim is expected to be selected any way, mainly because the united states has the largest percentage of votes among that board. we'll keep you posted on the white house. and just about two hours from now, president obama will be headed off on a trip to south korea. the president is going to attend an international nuclear summit in south korea. it focuses on keeping nuclear weapons out the hands of terrorists. president obama plans to mike a stop amount the demilitarized zone that separates north and south korea, meeting with some of the 28,000 american troops stationed in south korea. two years ago today, president obama signed his health care reform bill into law. and the republican presidential candidates are taking full advantage of that anniversary,
attacking what they call obama care. coming up at 7:15, a republican candidates try to outdo each other, promising to repeal the health care reform law. the president's campaign is releasing a dramatic new video highlighting the success of that law. it's 7:04. undercover video has surfaced showing the former commander of the central contra costa narcotics enforcement team making an alleged drug deal. the san francisco chronicle obtained the video of norman welsh, seen here on the left in an earlier court appearance. prosecutors say the undercover video shows welsh and private investigator christopher butler selling a pound of methamphetamine to a department of justice informant. the sale allegedly happened a year nag concord. welsh stole the drugs from a police evidence locker, they same welsh and butler are awaiting trial on drug charges. we are hearing from the man falsely accused in the attack of giants fan bryan stow.
last year los angeles police arrested giovanni ramirez in connection to the beating outside dodger stadium. ramirez is now demanding an apology from police. he insisted he had never been to the ballpark. ramirez says his heart goes out to stowe and the family. ramirez was just released from prison for parole violation. a funeral will be held tomorrow in washington stated for uc berkeley student killed in a fatal freeway accident. a vigil was held last night for kevin. he was a freshman, studying to be a doctor. he was one of only a thousand students to get the prestigious bill gates millennium scholarship. last thursday he was killed at a tragic accident on southbound highway 13, in the oakland hills. he was driving with three friends when his car crashed into a downed tree. moments later, a pickup truck came along, hitting the tree
and then hitting kevin. a free clinic, medical clinic inside the oakland coliseum is now open for a second day. this is video taken this morning of people lined up and waiting to be seen. dental care will be provided, eyes will be checked and other medical care will be provided at no cost. services are available on a first come, first served basis. tickets are handed out starting at 3:30 a.m., each morning, and the free clinic runs through sunday. a lot of people getting up, getting ready to go to work or school. but if you won the $290 million mega-millions jackpot, it would be a great way to start the day! ktvu's claudine wong is live in concord. a lot of dreamers out there. look at that smile on her face! ahead of tonight's big drawing. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, dave! we could talk about your odds of winning but that's not any fun. so let's talk about what you
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announcement, nominating the head of dart mother college, kim young kim, to head the world bank. let's listen in. >> i've made hiv aids and the fight against that dreaded disease and the promotion of public health a cornerstone every my building agenda building on some of the work by president bush. we pursue these efforts bus it's the rye thing to do and healthy populations enable growth and prosperity. a i'm pleased jim brings this particular experience with him to his new job. jim was also the chair of the department of -- >> we have been listening live to president obama in the rose garden of the white house. the gentleman on his left, the president of dartmouth college, jim young kim. the president is nominating him to be the new head of the world bank. that will be decided by the executive board, but the united states makes up the majority of that voting on that, so if he's
expected to win approval. we want to take you there live and we'll keep you posted on that. >> different change from dartmouth. all right. we want to economic in with sal, and get a look at the -- the weather? the traffic this friday morning. >> we'll have mark with the weather. that's right. let's look at what we have now. i want to show that you highway 4 has cleared out here in bay point. so the friday clearout is already beginning in some areas. but it's still slow in antioch heading west. also this morning, we're looking at interstate 880, still not a lot of slow traffic here. usually that gets to busier later as you pass high street. but in the toll plaza you'll see some slow traffic in a couple big rigs pulled over to the side. it's about a 10-delay at the toll plaza. >> good morning. this is just beautiful with the sun coming up here. you can see some clouds out there, but no raindrops falling from the clouds. to be rain-free forecast from 98% of the day.
we could have a few showers develop late this evening butt maniacs, that is scheduled to move in just in time for the weekend. you can't see rain returns and will be cooler and next week still tracking some more rain chances as well. so we're not going to go severely clear yet. current numbers, it's cold out there. it's cooled off more over the past hour or so. santa rosa right now checking in, 34. fairfield 38. and san jose right around 40 degrees. this is the set-up for today. partly sunny skies, this weather system out to the north stays up to the north. but this will be the source of some rain as we do head into the weekend some with that rain develops first thing early saturday morning, off and on rain saturday, and still showers sunday, especially for sunday morning. shows up nicely with our forecast model. increasing clouds throughout the afternoon hours. tomorrow morning the first rabbled of some rain, occasional rainshowers through the afternoon hours, and then you can still see unsettled for sunday and some brief heavy
downpours sunday morning. by 12:00 partly sunny skies. we'll thick on up high clouds into the afternoon hours and temperatures maxing out in the upper 50s to lower 60s. san jose around 63. san mateo 59. and a look head, your 5-day forecast, we've been talking about that rain for this weekend. still on track for saturday. off and on showers on sunday. and maybe a little break on monday, with some more rain chances by tuesday of next week. it's 7:13. coming out swinging. how former presidential candidate john edwards responds to a report linking him to a manhattan call girl ring. also why a lawyer for penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky wants a judge to throw out charges against him. >> a couple more messages just came in since i hit refresh. >> tech addicts brace for unplugged day. what they plan to do to go tech- free for a day of bay area !
good friday morning. dry forecast today, chilly this morning. few high clouds but a nice start with temperatures maxing out in the upper 50s to the 60s. more on the weekend storm in a few minutes. former senator and democratic presidential candidate john edwards is denying a report that he was involved with a new york call girl ring. the website dna info first broke the news of anna gristina's arrest for allegedly running a high priced call girl ring. now the website reports a prostitute who worked for gristina cold investigators she was paid to have sex with john edwards. the alleged incident happened during a 2007 fund-raising stop. john edwards was seeking the democratic nomination for president at the time.
>> i'm not saying whether she's telling the truth. what i am saying is she told this story to the investigators, and they found that her story was credible. >> however, a spokesperson for john edwards says, mr. edwards categorically denies any prostitutes or service. these allegations are false. new this morning, presidential candidate mitt romney is stepping up his attacks on president obama's health reform law. the two-year anniversary of that law is today. and the u.s. supreme court is getting ready to hear arguments about it next week. ktvu's allison burns in our washington, d.c. newsroom with mitt romney's event in louisiana this morning. allison. >> reporter: dave, mitt romney is in louisiana ahead of tomorrow's primary there. he's going to be holding a campaign event in about 15 minutes, dubbed repeal and replace obama care event. he is also written an on ed calling the health care law an unfolding disaster for the u.s.
economy and a intrusion into our lives. at the same time, the obama campaign is releasing a 3 1/2 minute video defending the law on its two-year anniversary. >> right now you have choices about who is going to fight for you. are we going to roll back health care that promises you having more security, maybe gives you a chance to get health insurance for the very first time? >> rick santorum is stepping up his attacks on romney's health care record, saying there's not a difference between what he calls romney care and obama care. we'll have more live coverage of romney's campaign event during my next update in about an hour. live in washington, d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. the u.s. army sergeant accused of killing afghan civilians will be formally charged today. staff sergeant robert bales will be charged with 17 counts of murder for the killing of eight afghan adults and nine children. originally the death toll was reported to be 16 but military
authorities changed that to 17 yesterday, increasing the number of adults killed by one. and we are now learning in 2008, bales was accused in an incident involving alcohol and violence in washington state. but no charges were filed in that case. an attorney for former penn state distant football coach jerry sandusky wants a judge to throw out the sexual abuse charges. >> big concern is this, it's like a case of amnesia. we all claim to be accusers and something happened, but we can't tell you when, where, or how. >> that was one of sandusky's lawyers. he claims some of the charges are not specific enough and the statute of limitations is run out in other cases. sandusky is facing more than 50 criminal counts, alleging sexual abuse of 10 boys. hundreds of people are going on a digital detox later today. they pledged not to use the web
on any digital device from sunset tonight to sunset tomorrow. organizers of the national day of unplugging say it's about seeing what you've been missing in the real world. the campaign has some suggestions to fill the time normally spent fluid to a screen, nurture your health, get tout side, and find silence. >> hmmm! scary. time 17:19. like it or not, get ready for a wet weekend. tomorrow -- look at the sunrise there! that's nice! a live picture, but mark is coming back and will tell you when the rain is coming and how long it's going to stake around. >> andrew luck perform and fine the bigwig also in attendance. >> right now northbound 280, you're not going to be going really fast at all. it's pretty slow into the valley.
the sierra could lose 80% of its winter snowpack if carbon emissions continue as they are now. the temperature change could create several side effects, including more intense winter storms, heat waves, and an increased fire danger over the next 40 years. juwan to check in again with sal see what is happening on the roads. at least it's dry for now. >> better day than yesterday when it was wet and people were using windshield wipers. let's go to the south bay first to start with 237. we have a little bit of that friday effect going on, some people like to call it friday light. as you drive over to milpitas it's certainly slow, but not as slow as it could be or not as slow as it was. 880 northbound on the right near the coliseum, heading up to downtown oakland. that's still looks good.
580 getting slow now around the lakeshore curve heading over to 24. and this morning's commute at the bay bridge toll plaza is backed up for just a little bit here as you drive up into the city. 7:23. let's go to mark. >> good morning. this morning is dry, nice to see the sun come up. and it's chilly out there. you can see some clouds moving into the region but still the key headline today will be dry and it's chilly out there. the 30s and 40s showing up for this 7:00 hour. santa rosa now the cold spot 34 degrees. san jose 40. san francisco in the upper 40s. fair skies this morning, partly sunny this afternoon. the high clouds will continue to thicken up into the afternoon hours, especially for the north bay. temperatures this afternoon mainly upper 50s to lower 60s. san jose 63. and the weekend storm not too far away with rainfall developing early saturday morning, off and on rain saturday. showers likely on sunday, especially for sunday morning. not too much happening monday, just a sprinkle or two. and then chance of more rain
for tuesday of next week. another weather check in a few minutes. >> thank you, mark. football scouts say they're more confident than ever that sanford quarterback andrew luck will be the number-one pick in april's nfl draft. he practiced in front of several hundred scouts and sports reporters yesterday, in palo alto. he threw 50 passes, including a 70-yard touchdown. the practice also included several other stanford players turning pro. observers raved about luck's consistency and calm demeanor. dozens of onlookers packed the sidelines and include a former secretary of state and current stan for professor, condoleezza rice, who is an enormous football fan. quarterback tim tebow is still a denver braun dole. this morning the associated press is reporter reporting a technicality in my contract prevents him from joining the new york jets. the bronco traded him to the jets about week but he is foe must sign a revised contract first. the jets won't dross him until
monday because of the delay. the oakland a's just arrived in japan this morning. they're going to open the baseball season against the seattle mariners in tokyo next wednesday and thursday. the general manager says his team is excited about the mariners series, all designed to bill up fan interest in asia. the mariners have have ichiro, a huge fan. a busy road closed for two hours this morning, the one car crash that caused a shutdown in three people to be rushed to the hospital. also more incidents of people stealing gasoline. this is actually caught on video.
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it's coming up on 7:29. it's a crime that has alarmed both students and faculty at berkeley. there's a recent rise of laboratory burglaries there. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. we are in front of wellman hall, one of three buildings that have been targeted by burglars over the past several months. it's become dangerous to work late at night in the labs and they want police to do more. folks voiced their concerns in a safety presentation by uc berkeley yesterday afternoon. a string of break-ins in berkeley's -- and burglaries
have happened at wellman and hill guard halls. police say the burglars are smashing windows to get in and took thousands of dollars of equipment, including monitors, laptops, and computers. uc says it's clustering officers near the buildings where the crimes have happened and they're trying to pinpoint deficiencies in the security. the department of environment al science is also considering installing cameras and upgrading the halls with at card key system. but enhanced security measures cost money, more than 100,000 dollars in this case. so the university is really trying to figure out how to pay for it. for now students and faculty have to work in pairs. being here alone at night is not something they want to deal with. 7:30 a vehicle was involved in a serious car crash in san francisco this morning. the accident happened in the
area of brotherhood way and thomas moore way near the san francisco state campus. the car slammed into a tree about 3:30 this morning. three people were taken to the hospital for treatment. the accident closed off the stretch of road near campus for several hours. the wrecked car was towed at 5:30 this morning after crews were forbesed to pick up a lot of debris. the fbi has joined the search now for the morgan hill teenager sierra lamar. investigators say she was wearing a san jose sharks jersey when she disappeared one week ago today. >> based on her last tweet, what she was wearing and we could only see part of it, it appears that she was wearing a top that was in that bag. >> investigators found sierra's bag with that jersey inside in a field near her home on sunday. sheriff's depend says it's at a crime lab and they're waiting for test results. coming up for you at 8 we'll
have a live report from morgan hill on this expanding temperature. police in fairfield released a photo of a car connected to a shooting outside a popular children's restaurant. it happened about 2:45 yesterday afternoon in the parking lot of the chuck e cheese on oliver road. investigators think the victim, a 23-year-old redding man, went there to buy marijuana. after he was shot, he was able to make it to a nearby gas station to get help. he is in critical condition, he was shot in the chest. the two attackers escaped in the victim's car. it's described as a 1990s white chevy camaro, has a black roof, you're looking at surveillance photo taken moments after that shooting. the contra costa county district attorney's office is joining the investigation into a deadly police shoot-out in antioch. it happened yesterday afternoon around 3:30 near hillcrest and east 13th street.
officers were looking for suspects in other crimes when they spotted the fugitive in a blue compact car. they then gave chase. when police stopped him, the gun battle began. a teenage witness whose face we will not show describes what he saw and heard. >> they said, put your hands up! he didn't listen. four or five shots, bomb, bomb! >> he fired the shots at police. >> yes, went to the back of his car and just, boom, boom, boom, boom and shot him. >> the suspect, a 26-year-old wanted priaulx, was shot and killed. police also arrested a 25-year- old female passenger who was not hurt in the incident. a man recovering this morning, rescued from the chilly waters of the san francisco bay. rescue crews brought into the south beach marina last night. he was on a boat that flipped near pier 70. the he managed to climb on to the hull. the tugboat spotted him before 8 cle elum, then the coast
guard rescued him. he was taken to a hospital for treatment. suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi attended orientation for his court ordered domestic violence classes and met with his probation officer yesterday. ktvu was the only news camera that captured mirkarimi as he underwent a security check. he was suspended after monday's sentencing for misdemeanor false imprisonment following a new year's eve altercation with his wife. he must complete several domestic violence classes before a judge will lift the order that prevents him from seeing his wife. this morning protestors have left their latest encampment. about a dozen people brought mats and a makeshift 10 to the park yesterday afternoon. they were marking the sixth month of the occupy protests.
oakland mayor had something to say, we don't know if the demonstrators will go become to the park later today but mayor quan says oakland police will enforce the city's no-camping rule. next week the uc board of regents will discuss the impact of governor jerry brown's proposed budget. the university faces quite a challenge, $750 million in cuts for state funding in 2011-2012 alone. the board will also discuss police policies. they each face a $200 million cut if the tax initial philadelphia is not passed in november. that's according to brown's budget man. a southern california marine who criticized president obama on facebook promises to fight the charges against him. sergeant gary stein is accused of violating a department of defense policy. one that limits the political
activities of u.s. service members. but stein spoke at a tea party meeting in san diego county yesterday and says he did nothing wrong. >> no, i don't think i'm in the marine corps. but i do speak on behalf of myself and beautiful the military men and women do not lose rights when they join the marine corps. >> they're going to discharge him over that post. right now republican presidential candidate mitt romney is holding a campaign event focused on attacking president obama's health care reform. romney has scheduled his repeal and replace obama care event on the second anniversary of the president's signing the health care reform legislation into law. these are live pictures right now of the event, obviously not mitt romney speaking at the moment. romney also wrote a piece in usa today calling the health care law an unfolding disaster for the u.s. economy but critics say the plan romney is
very similar to the president's plan. president obama's health care reform is a frequent target of attacks from the republican presidential candidates. including mitt romney. and coming up at 7:45, we'll have a live report from washington, d.c. on how the obama administration is fighting back. right now pope benedict xvi son his way to mexico, where he'll arrive later today. it's the 84-year-old pope's first visit to the country, and we just got word the pope told reporters who were on the plane with him that the worship of money lies behind the drug violence that has claimed more than 47,000 lives in mexico in the last six years. a huge outdoor altar has been built where the pope will celebrate mass on sunday. there's an alert for you drivers this thorn, about another major bridge closure, this time on the dumbarton bridge. caltrans plans to shut down the
whole bridge over the memorial weekend, allowing crews to finish a major part of the bridge's seismic retrofit project. the bridge will close from 10 p.m. friday may 25th until 5 a.m. tuesday, may 29th. so you drivers, take either public transit or find an alternate route. but we're giving you the heads up now. >> and i'm sure the best alternate is the san mateo bridge, presumably, if you want to cross, or just head down through san jose? >> yes, either the san mateo bridge or if you -- live near 237, that's also a god way to cross the bay. and we're going to be telling you about this a reminding about it leading up to it so you're not surprised by it. as we get closer to memorial derek let's go out and look at the commute in marin county this morning. southbound 101 from novato, looks pretty good but then it slows down coming down to terra linda a little bit. and then over the hill to central san rafael. i wouldn't say it's a huge delay but it's going to be a
little slow there. also this morning, coming into the by bridge, that's the biggest commute, about a 10 to 15-minute wait. metering lights are on. no problems on the upper deck of the bay bridge. and if you're driving on the eastshore freeway, westbound 80 looks good to the macarthur maze of also looking at southbound 880, and we'll just move this to the right. traffic is moving along pretty well but southbound 880 as you drive to tennyson road, a crash there. this morning it's lighter so not causing a big delay. just want to make sure you're aware rights there. watch for chp on the scene. :39. let's go to mark. >> we're waking up this friday morning with dry forecast. few clouds as you can see here with the sun coming up. but little over a half hour ago, so partly cloudy skies throughout the day today, a live storm-tracker 2, basically a blank ma'am but by this time tomorrow this that will have green and yellows showing up reflecting the moderate to possibly heavy rain. for today, partly sunny, rain
returns this weekend and more rain chances as we head into early next week. at least in the short-term, current numbers are pretty chilly out there. you can see the 30s out towards napa, and santa rosa 34. downtown san francisco in the upper 40s, and san jose right around 40 degrees. here's the cloud forecast model. you'll notice increase in the high clouds as we head into the afternoon hours. by 10:00 tonight, bill will be talking about rain chances getting closer to the coastline. look what happens as we take this into tomorrow morning. there's the first rounds of some rain and after this offer and on rain throughout the day saturday, and then some showers for sunday. for today, just a few high clouds, area of low pressure up to our north. but this is eventual track as we head into the weekend to rain develops saturday morning, sunday showers especially for the morning hours. might have a little break in the action by sunday afternoon. wouldn't count on it yet, though. rainfall expectations, about a half inch in the inland valleys, around two inches for the coastal hills. and wind speeds crank up to 30 miles an hour early tomorrow
morning. for this morning, it's cold out there, by this afternoon partly sunny, and then into the afternoon hours we'll continue to thicken up the high clouds. forecast highs later today, mid to upper 50s. warmest locations in the lower 60s towards san jose. and los gatos. 5-day forecast, your weekend always in view, there's the rain clouds for saturday. off and on showers for sunday. monday not too much hang, slight chance of sprink approximately more rain chances by tuesday of next week. >> thank you, mark. if you don't have a lotto ticket yet, you better hurry. the drawing for the mega- millions is tonight, and the jackpot is a whopping $290 million. and you have some competition, millions of people have been purchasing tickets from coast to coast. this is the 8th largest cash prize sin the multi-state drawing began in 2005. in the spotlight, how the company that makes the etch-a- sketch is cashing in on all the attention it's getting in the campaign trail. a new report on home sales just came out in the last 45
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jumped more than 8%. stocks are slightly lower this morning as investors weigh the prospects of a slowdown even as several u.s. companies like nike oracle, fedex and discover financial report strong earnings. taking a live look at the big board, the dow is down slightly, down 8. the nasdaq is down 11. s&p down 1. bank of america is offering one thousand homeowners an alternative to foreclosures. it's testing a home it calls mortgage to lease. people who face foreclosure will be given the chance to sign over their property and have their mortgage get erased. then they would be allowed to rent the home back from the bank until it's sold. the test is running in new york, nevada, and arizona. but it could expand to other states hard hit by foreclosure, if the program proves to be a success. the european union is punishing the wife of syrian
president assad. they put a freeze on her assets. they're preventing her from traveling out of syria. the penalties are aimed at punishing and pushing the syrian government to ends its crackdown on anti-government demonstrators. she has british citizenship so she probably can't be banned from traveling to the united kingdom. a new movement, mention of the movement of so-called birthers calling on secretary of state deborah bowen to verify the eligibility of all the presidential candidates seeking to be on the november ballot. the group filed a lawsuit in state court. besides ongoing suspicions on birthers about where president obama was born, the group says it also has questions about the eligibility of mitt romney to be elected president because romney's father was born in mexico. the political controversy over a campaign aide of mitt romney's comparing the campaign
to an etch-a-sketch has been a great marketing toy -- ploy for the toy. the marketing vice president for etch-a-sketch says he couldn't have bought this much attention. shares of ohio arts, which makes etch-a-sketch, has more than doubled and the toy company's marketing director says etch-a-sketch doesn't pick sides in presidential politics, that's why he says there's both a knob on the left and one on the right. the robot that ruled jeopardy a few years ago, remember that, now wants to be a doctor. how watson the super computer plans to help hospitals in the fight against cancer. also we're going to talk live with the latest contestant to be eliminated from "american idol."
jamie dupree joins us via skype from washington, d.c. you're going to get a front seat to this hearing if you will. what do you expect will happen? >> reporter: i was just over at the supreme court a few minutes ago. they're starting to set up the barriers for the public, the press and everything. got my notice from the u.s. supreme court yesterday. i do get inside the courtroom, let's not call it a front-row seat, though. i remember being there for bush versus gore in 2000. i was behind a pillar in the back of the courtroom and could see two or three justices. i'm hoping for just that. what i do expect? the court will be ground zero starting next week for really an amazing three-day stretch. the court rarely stretches a case over two days, let alone for a couple hours. there will be six hours of arguments over three different days, monday, tuesday and wednesday next week. not only will this be a major legal argument, obviously it's a major political controversy as well. and nobody -- never, ever try to predict what the u.s. supreme court will do.
they have several options in the next coming weeks on this case. everything from striking it down, upholding the law to side stepping a decision, they could decide they're not going to do anything at this time. >> and just explain the main point of the argument is over the constitutionality of whether the government can force people to buy health insurance, correct? >> exactly. some of called individual mandate, and that's -- i think that's been clearly the most controversial item out there. if you don't buy health insurance under this obama health law, you would then be subject to a tax penalty for not doing that. lot of people say the government can't tax people for not engaging in commerce! but that's been upheld by some courts, struck down by others. you there there's another option here and that's where we're going to start on monday morning before the supreme court, and that is the issue of what is calmed the anti- injunction act. it's a 19th century law that basically says this, you cannot go to court and challenge a tax until it's actually been
implemented. and under the obama health law, the tax penalty for the individual mandate is not implemented until 2014, and you wouldn't have to then pay it until the next year, 2015. one circuit court ruled that this was too early, premature to bring this lawsuit. we'll see whether the supreme court decides that is one of their options. they'll have two hours of arguments on that on monday morning. >> so i won't ask four your prediction since you said that's impossible. but when might we hear the supreme court's decision? >> usually since this is the high-profile case, the biggest one in the turn, you would expect it at the end of june, right before july 4th when the court's term ends. but if the court decides that it's too premature, too early to rule on this, they can bring that at just about any time. but the betting would be here. there will be standing out in the shade of the court on a humid june morning, late june, right before july 4th. waiting for that puff of white smoke to come from the u.s.
supreme court. >> right in the thick of the presidential campaign as well. all right, jamie dupree, live from washington, d.c., thank you. and you can find a link to his washington insider blog on our website. just go to ktvu.com, pull down the news menu bar and go to our politics page. jamie will be in court on monday, and we hope to hear from him. there are no electronic devices allowed in the courtroom. but still be interesting to get some reaction. very interesting. sal's back, and behaving them themselves on the road? >> it's been pretty good. the commute hasn't been bad. we've had some fender bendsers, but the commute looks -- lett look at some of the pictures. there is slow traffic in some of the usual spots. here on 237, it's only a brief slowdown here as you approach the anchor road turnoffs. also this morning we're looking at the commute on under state 880, and that has not slowed
down yet. approaching high street. no major problems. look at the chp accident list and it's not big but there's a backup at the bay bridge toll plaza stretching as far back at the oakland army base. now let's go to mark. >> good morning to you! right now we have partly cloudy skies out there, it's dry. key head loin for the gray today, mostly dry but chilly the winds have backed before but a little brose throughout the afternoon hours. it is chilly. look at current numbers, santa a, napa mid to upper 30s. same for livermore. oakland mid-40s and san jose around 40 degrees. this morning fair skies and chilly. readings in the upper 30s to upper 40s. into the afternoon hours, partly sunny, a bit of a please and temperatures in the upper 50s to the lower 60around 63. livermore 61 degrees. we have been talking about the weekend storm and it is approaching with rain developing for your saturday, early saturday morning, off and on rain throughout the afternoon hours. and showers likely into sunday.
we could have brief heavier downpours through the weekend. monday not looking too bad with clouds and maybe a few sprinkles out there. but really not amounting to much. and then by tuesday, we do bring in the chance of some rain, especially as we head northwest by and rain chances increase for tuesday night and into wednesday. so the key headline for today will be dry, temperatures recovering to the afternoon hours with that storm approaching. that will generate rainfall in the order of about a half inch to possibly two inches for the coastal hills. wind speeds crank up to around 30 miles an hour, with the system pushing into the region and then unsettled weather until next week. coming up i'll look a little the lake tahoe forecast. just give you a quick headline there. they do have a rain-snow mix in the forecast as well. no winter storm watch is posted but it's something we'll be watching. update on the tower forecast and take a closer look at the rain times as our weekend system coming up and coming up in just a few minutes.
goat talk about "american idol." san jose deandre brackensick faces elimination again last night on "american idol," but he survived! however, another singer who is not so lucky. pam cook is back in the studio with more. last night's elimination. pam? >> reporter: the "american idol" dream comes to on end for another contestant. >> will you sues your one save of the season? judges? >> unfortunately, no. sorry. >> erica received the fewest votes, sent home and the judges did not use their save. erica joins me now from los angeles. good morning, erica. >> good morning. >> hey, we first talked to you i want to talk about your amazing makeover. that seems to be the talk of the town. quite surprising for people who haven't seen you. you had totally different look.
blonde, now short chic look. what do you think about it? >> i love it. i've always sort of experimented with my hair. i've been like a chameleon of sorts with my hairdo's since i was a teenager. so it was a like another fun thing for me to do. i was trying to embrace the ride. and this was just another step in doing that. >> what was the catalyst for that? your idea for the last week here? >> it was actually tommy hilfiger got brought on as an image consultant, and working side by side with our stylist. and basically we had a session together, and talking about my outfit for billy joel theme week. and he suggested that i go short with my hair. and i had been thinking about that for a little bit. so for me i jumped right at the opportunity and said, okay, let's do it! and going dark was my idea.
but i certainly took the suggestion to go short from tommy. >> okay. you seem like you've sort of had that, okay, let's go with it idea. you seem like you just made a lot of friends and relationships and just sort of really nice optimistic person. what is your favorite part of the experience? >> oh, man! i mean, you definitely hit the nail on that. i'm a go with the flow kind of girl. you know, so for me, and building friendships, i mean to be honest i feel it's one every most important parts of this process, building the personal relationships for me. i started building really what i feel like will be life long friendship back at the road auditions in pittsburgh, when america first got to see me some it means a lot to me. and to go on tour this summer with the rest of the top 10 is just gun to go great. so i'm very excited. >> all right. great. do you gwinnett to that and you've gained a lot of fans and the judges had great comments
about you. so erica, we will look for you in the future. >> thank you so much. >> good luck to you. "american idol" airs right here, ktvu channel 2, and you can watch performances and vote for your next favorites, next wednesday night and watch the results show on thursday. it's 7:58. it's an event growing every year, the big race expected to dru thousands of people to the city of oakland this year. >> county investigators had federal agents continue their search for a missing south bay teen. coming up we'll tell you about the work they're doing right now to generate new leads. and there's still time for people in need to it take advantage of a free health care clinic at the oakland coliseum. yes.
mornin' melt breakfast sandwiches. subway. eat fresh. good morning! welcome back to mornings on 2. i'm tori campbell. good morning. i'm dave clark. it's friday, march 23rd. it's been a week now since sierra lamar disappeared and investigators are now talking about a new development. ktvu's allie rasmus is joining us live in morgan hill, where investigators are back on the scene. so what is going on? >> reporter: dave, we're standing at the intersection
where sierra lamar was supposed to take the bus to go to school a week ago. she never made it to school, no one has seen her since, and that's why the fliers with her pictures are posted in this neighborhood. i'm going to show but a quarter mile down this road is her home. and just in the last hour, santa clara county sheriff's investigators and the fbi have come out here and they've set up what they're calling a roadblock canvas. they're stopping drivers, coming down this street, and asking everyone they stop if they noticed anything suspicious here a week ago. they're trying to gather any new information they can to generate new leads in the search for sierra lamar. the disappearance of lamar is still considered a missing persons case, but santa clara sheriff lori smith told us this morning that the circumstances of her disappearance are suspicious after a week of searching investigators still don't have any evidence to confirm whether she was abducted or not, whether she is left on her own. they just don't know what may have happened to her.
>> it's baffling because there really isn't -- something that points strongly to either -- you know, runaway or a abduction. so -- and that's baffling and frustrating. >> i just want her back. that's the most important thing. i want her safely returned. i want her back in my arms. i want to her her say, i love you, and have a freight day, like we always did every morning. >> yesterday sheriff's investigators confirmed they did find sierra's purse in the field about a mile away from her home. inside the purse was some of her clothing, including a san jose sharks jersey. sheriff smith told us this morning that they now believe that san jose sharks jersey that they found in her purse was the same thing she wore when she left to go to school the morning she disappeared. so that is one new piece of information they have in their investigation. meanwhile, steve and marlene had mar, her parents, reported
this to the national center for missing and exploited children and working with the klaas foundation to organize some volunteers searches. but for now for the next hour or so, sheriff's deputies and agents with the fbi are stopping drivers who come down this road, trying to see if they can get any new information that way. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. undercover video has surfaced now showing the former commander of the central contra costa narcotics enforcement team allegedly making an alleged drug deal. the san francisco chronicle obtained the video of norman welsh, earlier appearance in court. prosecutors say the undercover video shows welsh and private investigator christopher butler selling a pound of methamphetamine to a department of justice informant. the sale allegedly happened a year ago in concord. prosecutors say welsh sold the -- stole the drugs from a police evidence locker. both welsh and butler are
awaiting trial on drug charges. it is 8:04. belmont misare trying to track down a suspected bank robber who wore a match to try to disguise himself. this is a picture of the man at the citibank on ralston avenue yesterday morning. police say he passed a teller a note demanding cash, and then flashed a continue. the suspect ended up walking away with an unknown amount of cash. police don't know if he was driving or if he was on foot. we are hearing from the man who was first falsely accused in the attack of brine stowe. last year los angeles police arrested giovanni ramirez in connection to the beating outside dodgers stadium. ramirez is now demanding an apology from police. he says he had never been to the ballpark. he was just released from prison for a parole violation. two other men are currently behind bars charged with the
betting of stowe. police in suisun city waiting for the results of a forensic test in a deadly shooting wednesday night. 40-year-old gad ideal nunez was shot while delivering newspapers from his car. testifies taken off life support yesterday. investigators think the gunman thought someone in nunez's car was going to shoot him am a 27- year-old man was detained and released pending the forensics tests. a funeral for a uc berkeley student will be held tomorrow in washington state. he was killed in a freeway accident. a vigil was held lasts night on campus for 19-year-old kevin. he was studying to be a doctor. he was one of only a thousand students to get the prestigious bill gates millennium scholarship. but last thursday he was killed in a tragic accident on southbound highway 13 in the oakland hills. he was driving with three friends when his car crashed
into a downed tree. moments later, a pickup truck came along, hit that tree and then kevin. just about 45 minutes from now, president obama heads out on a visit to south korea. the president is going to attend an international nuclear summit in south korea focused on keeping nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists. president obama also plans to make a stop at the demilitarized zone separating north if south korea and will meet with some of the 28,000 american troops stationed in south korea. two years ago today, president obama signed his health care reform bill into law. the republican presidential candidates are taking advantage of the anniversary to attack what they call obama care. coming up at 8:15, as the candidates try to outdo each other on this promising to repeal the law, the president's campaign releases a dramatic new video highlighting the
law's success. your time is 8:07. this is day two of a free health clinic healed right inside the oakland coliseum. show you video we took this earlier this morning. look at all of the people lined up waiting to be seen. dental care already provided free, eyes will be checked free, and other medical care at no cost. the services are available at a first come, first served basis. tickets are handed out beginning at 3:30 in the morning every day, and the free clinic will run through sunday. time to do a little dreaming. if you woke up and suddenly had $290 million what, would you do? lot of residents are buying out to buy mega-million lottery tick so that crime may come true! just another really long odds, claudine, but you never know! you got to be in it to win it, right? >> reporter: that's right. you can win if you don't play.
and the odds are absolutely against you for winning these $290 million. but there's something about the jackpot when it gets this big that has people digging in their pockets. i've got money in my pocket from people in the newsroom. and quarters from colleen and even dimes from dina, yes, dimes she is hoping will lead to a $290 million jackpot. inside folks do expect big sales today. >> ticket a minute? >> that's more than usual. >> tickets went on sale starting about 6:00 in the morning. and then in the first hour, they were selling them at more than a ticket a minute. people were coming in, some buying big stacks, big numbers for other people who wanted to join in on the chance for all those millions. we asked people what, would they do if they won the money? >> hopefully so i can buy the 7-
eleven and turn it into a strip club on something. i don't know if i can say that on tv but it's the truth. >> you just did. >> open a carnival. >> oh, that's original! how much does it cost to open a karn central? >> i really don't know! >> i have no idea either. back live here at the 7-eleven in concord, no idea how much those two business enterprises would cost, but got a couple other numbers for you just for fun. if you wanted tickets to the new stadium, at $80,000 a pop you could still buy 3625 season tickets. and then you want to head to the moon? well, those are expensive as well but cue go, 1450 times if you wanted to head out in space on virgin galactic. so obviously 290 million a lot of money. but certainly is fun to dream about what you would do if you
win. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. all right. she has us dreaming! good stuff! time is 8 clone 10. sal, if i won, would buy a clear route through the toll plaza. all day, every day. >> i think a lot of people would pay for that! now you're talking real stuff! all right. good morning, everybody. let's go out and look at the bay bridge toll plaza. and yes, lot of people don't like sitting in traffic here. who can blame them? but today it's getting better. there's a little bit of a backup but we've stein a lot of improvement as we get closer to 9:00. also the san francisco traffic northbound 101 looks good approaching the 280 split and getting out to the lower deck of the by bridge. been watching the nimitz freeway, earlier crash southbound 880, near it, and it hasn't caused a big backup and slowing after 84 heading south. let's go to mark. >> good morning to you. we do have a few clouds moving across the bay area this morning, just taking a look at the flag here with a bit of a breeze out there with winds from around 10 to 15 miles an
hour. our camera as you can see around jack london squaring you can see it the sky perspective. few clouds moving in but no raindrops falling from the clouds just yet. current numbers beginning to recover from the numbers we in an hour ago. but still chilly for santa rosa, napa, san francisco at 45. and san jose at last check reporting 41 degrees. forecast headlines for today, we do have this partly sunny skies, it will be dry this weekend. more rain clouds and still tracking some rain chances for next week. so the timing if you want the outdoor activities, not so great for the weekend forecast as another storm approaches. this afternoon here we are at 5:00, increased high clouds, then the rain clouds begin to push in early saturday morning. the first round of some rain. there will be some breaks but some off and on rain and showers expected for saturday and into sunday. but for today, partly sunny skies, this will be the source of the rain rainfall as we head into the weekend. and keep the showers going into sunday, especially for sunday
morning. storm impact, rainfall totals throughout the weekend about a half inch in the inland valleys, amounts approaching two inches for the hills. winds from 30 miles an hour and snow levels down to around 3500 feet. for the tahoe area, still a chance of rain and snow this weekend, afternoon highs at south lake tahoe back up into the 40s from 43 to 48 degrees. temperatures this afternoon after a cold start this morning, recover into the 50s to the lower 60s. san jose thomas out at 63. half moon bay 57. and a look ahead your 5-day forecast, there's that rain cloud for saturday. off and on showers sunday. monday not too bad, but maybe some more rain clouds by tuesday of next week. another weather check in a few minutes. john edwards on the defense. the new claim from a call girl linked to a high end prostitution ring in new york. president obama announced who he wants to head up the world bank, why some people are surprised by his nomination. and the former records
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good friday morning. we're cry this morning, cold start with 30s and 40s. you can see it a few high clouds out there, clouds will continue to thicken up this afternoon. that will set the stage for some rain for the weekend. more details in a few minutes. former senator and democratic presidential candidate john edwards denies a report that he was involved with a new york call girl ring.
the website dna info first broke news of anna gristina's arrest for running a call girl ring. now a prostitute who work for gristina told investigators she was paid to have sex with john edwards. the alleged incident happened during a 2007 fund-raising stop. edwards was seeking the democratic nomination for president at the time. >> i'm not saying whether she is telling the truth or not. what i am saying is she told this story to the investigators, and they found that her story was credible. >> but a spokesperson for edwards says he denies any involvement with prostitutes or services. just about an hour ago, at the white house, president obama announced who he is nominating to be the next president of the world bank. areas on the left of the screen, the president nominated
dirt mother college president jim yung kim. kim is a physician by training, very prominent figure in the global health world. the actual selection of a new president will be made by the world bank's executive board. but kim is expected to be selected partly because the united states has the largest percentage of the votes. also at that announcement, president obama talked about the controversial florida shooting death of unarmed teenager trayvon martin. >> if i had a son he would leak like trayvon. and i think they are right to expect that all of us as americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves and this that we're going to get to the bottom of what happened. >> president obama says every aspect of the trayvon martin case should be investigated. on the second anniversary
of president obama's health care law the controversy is center stage in the presidential race. allison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with mitt romney's offensive against what he calls obama care this morning, allison. >> reporter: tori, it is expected to be a huge issue in the general election, mitt romney has been editorial in u.s.a. today and he just wrapped up an event his campaign calls a repeal and replace obama care event in louisiana ahead of tomorrow's primary there. romney, who face ed criticism from his rival for his own record on health reform as governor, says the president's health care law is an unfolding disaster for the american economy and a dramatic new federal intrusion in our lives. >> the white house is not celebrating obama care today. they don't center any big, big ceremony going on. the president is not giving speeches at obama care. and that's for a reason. most persons want to get rid of it, and we're among those americans. i want to get rid of it too! >> you need somebody who is
fighting for you right now and that's what i wake up thinking about every day is fighting for. there is a dramatic video out today from president obama's campaign highlighting the benefits of health care reform. the supreme court hears three days of arguments about it next week. reporting live, allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. the u.s. army sergeant who is accused of killing afghan civilians will be formally charged today. staff sergeant robert bales will be charged with 17 counts of murder for the killing of eight afghan adults and nine children at first the death toll was reported to be 16, but military authorities changed that to 17 yesterday. they increased the number of adults killed by one. also now we're learning that back in 2008, bales was accused in an incident involving alcohol and violence in washington state. but no charges were filed in that case.
the former rutgers student convicted of spying on his gay roommate says he was not bullying his roommate and does not hate gay people. in an interview with 2020, he said tyler clementi knew and understood ravi was not trying to intimidate him because he was gay. he was found guilty on charges this month. clementi killed himself after ravi sexually spied on his sexual encounter with another man. andrew luck, former stanford quarterback, really impressed the pro football world. what he did in front of hundreds of pro scouts, plus we'll tell you the political heavyweight that was also there watching him. >> mark is ahead with when you can expect the rain to start falling. i loved my first car...
the final preparations underway for the oakland running festival, which is held this sunday. this is video of last year's event. 8,000 people are expected to run in the race. this year's event is forecast to generate an estimated $3 million in economic impact for the city. with 300,000 going to local charities. there will be several races on sunday, the longest one the marathon. that begins at 7:30 at lake merritt, runners will make their way all the way to the montclair area before looping back and finishing back at lake merritt and i'm sure that our
weekend mornings on 2 crew there be will. >> of course! hopefully the rain will let they will run! would not it easier to run or the freeway or drive on to the freeway right now? >> i think it will be easy overto drive but you see me doing this, i'm sorry i have to do this on the air -- move this here. and all right. so we have some breaking news in san francisco. rather unfortunately police have -- are investigating a homicide in san francisco. so i'm just going to draw on here and tell you that city college here in this area, southbound 280 at geneva, right after you get off the freeway at -- street, city college campus area, there is a homicide police command post in the area, our crews are on the way, of course. and we'll let you know what happened. but this is a really busy area right in front of city college in san francisco. about a block away from fire station 15, and just a few
blocks away from riordon high school there, so just give yourself some time if you're going that way. let's go out and look at the commute on 880, it's been light in the east bay, with no major problems. and at the bay bridge toll plaza, we're doing pretty well with just a little bit of a backup. now let's go to mark. >> hi, sal. good morning to you. it's friday and chilly this morning but the heat, no raindrops to deal with for this morning. by this time tomorrow, it will be a different story with some rainshowers moving into the region. current numbers, it's cold. you can see it the 30s towards santa rosa, napa, hayward 43, and san jose right now checking in at 41 degrees. closer look at radar, the last frame there you it pick out a batch of high clouds approaching the region. those high clouds will be increasing from north to south this afternoon, and eventually we'll have some rain fall as well. so rainfall forecast model into motion, you can see it the numbers tally up into sunday morning. the amounts pretty impressive as you can see, easily a
quarter to half in. but we could have amounts approaching inch and a half to two inches. for this morning, fair skies and chilly. into the afternoon hours partly sunny and breezy. and temperatures this afternoon warming up into the mid to upper 50s. warmest locations will be in the lower 60s towards san jose and gilroy. here is a look ahead. your 5-day forecast, with your weekend always in view, the weekend will include a few raindrops with periods of rain for saturday, off and on showers through sunday, especially for the morning hours, and monday not looking too bad. clouds and a slight chance of a sprinkle but then we could be tracking some more rain clouds by tuesday of next week. the football scouts say they're more impressed than ever in stanford quarterback andrew luck. and they believe he will be the number-one pick in next month's nfl draft. andrew practiced in front of several hundred scouts and sports reporters yesterday in palo alto. he threw 50 passes, including would you believe, it a 70-yard
touchdown. the practice also included several other sanford players turning pro. those -- look at that pass. they raved about his consistency and just how calm he was. dozens of onlookers packed the sidelines, included former secretary of state and current stanford professor condoleezza rice, who is a big football fan. time is 8:27. when gas prices go up, to does this type of crime. look at this, caught on camera, a man stealing gas. right from somebody's tank. >> reporter: some break-ins at uc berkeley, where it's happening and with we found when we looked for security.
good morning. break-ins at uc berkeley. thousands of dollars worth of equipment have been stolen from laboratories there. ktvu's tara moriarity is on campus now to tell us how security is being tightened after all of these burglaries. >> reporter: this is one of three buildings targeted by burglars over the past couple months. and students and faculty here say security is too lax. we noticed there are no security cameras, we just walked around the bottom floor. there was a sign posted on one of the doors reminding students and staff to lock up everything and watch their personal belongings. there was also a rope rigged on one door lock which appeared for put there on purpose so people could accession the lab without having to fuss with the lock. nonetheless folks voiced their concerns by police yesterday afternoon. the string of break-ins have happened at wellman and hill guard halls. police say that the burglar or burglars are smashing windows
to get in, and steal thousands of dollars of equipment, including books, laptops and computers. it's clustering officers near the building where the crimes have happened. the department of environmental science policy and management is also considering reinforcing windows with plexiglas and end stalling cameras and upgrading the halls with the card key system but enhanced security measures cost money. so right now the department is trying to figure out who will pay for it. but right now a faculty and students say they have to work in pairs. they say being alone in a lab at night is not something they want to deal welcome tara moriarity, ktvu channel 2 news. a vehicle was involved in a very serious car crash earlier this morning in san francisco. this happened in the area of budget arehood way and thomas moore way near the san francisco state campus. the car smashed into a tree about 3:30 this morning. three people had to be taken to
the hospital for treatment. that accident closed off part of the road near the campus for about two hours. fairfield police have released a photo of a car linked to a shooting outside a popular children's restaurant. the shooting happened around 2:45 yesterday afternoon in the park lot of the chuck e cheese on oliver rolled. investigators believe the victim, a 23-year-old redding man, went there to buy marijuana. after he was shot, he was able to make it to a nearby gas station to get help. he is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest. the two attackers drove off in the victim's car, a 1990s white chevy camaro with pay black roof. this surveillance photo was taken moments after the shooting. the contra costa county district attorney's office is joining the investigation into a deadly police shoot-out in antioch. it happened yesterday afternoon around 3:30 near hillcrest and east 13th street. officers were looking for suspects in other crimes when they spotted the punitive in a
blue compact car. they then gave chase. once police stopped him, a gun battle began. a teenage witness whose face we will not show, described what he saw and heard. >> they said, put your hands up! he didn't listen. four or five shots. he fired the shots at police? >> yes. yes. he went to the back of his car, and just boom, boom, boom, boom! and shot him. >> the suspect a 26-year-old want parolee was shot and killed. a 25-year-old female passenger was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant. she was not hurt in the incident. a boater is save ever safe after a scare in the cold waters of san francisco bay. the man's boat flipped over, right near pier 70, last night. that tugboat spotted in just before 8:00 hanging on to the hull of the boat. the coast guard rescued him, there he is with the blanket over him. they brought him to the south beach marina. he was taken to a hospital for
treatment. a three-year-old girl and her grandmother have died, they drowned if a pool in woodbridge in san joaquin valley. a landscaper found their bodies yesterday morning. no one else was home at the time. investigators say there's no signs of foul play. they're ruling the deaths accidental. the average price for a gallon of unleaded gas in california is $4.34 this morning. with the cost so high, police are seeing an increase in field thefts. surveillance video this right here caught one crook siphoning off gas in sacramento. the thief went under a van and spent 19 minutes transferring the fuel from the vehicle to a large container. >> it was very calm, like you would drink coffee because you're in -- it's frustrating because basically you are hopeless. >> police report nearly a 50% increase in gas related thefts
since january. they're comparing it to the recent rise in copper thefts. suspended san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi attended orientation for his court ordered domestic violence prevention classes and met with his probation officer. ktvu was the only news camera that captured mirkarimi as he was undergoing a security check by the very same deputies who worked for him just two days ago. mirkarimi was suspended after monday's sentencing for misdemeanor false imprisonment after a new year's eve altercation with his wife. now he has to complete several domestic violence sessions before a court will consider lifting a stay away order that prevents him from seeing his wife. earlier this morning, occupy auckland protestors cleared out of their latest encampment. about a dozen people brought mats and a makeshift tent to mosswood park yesterday afternoon. they were marking the sixth month of the occupy movement. one of the protestors said they're responding to a call
from occupy wall street to reoccupy spaces. oakland mayor quan talked about that. we don't know if demonstrators are going back to the park later today, but mayor quan says police will enforce the city's no-camping rule. a southern california marine who criticized president obama on facebook is promising to fight the charges against him. sergeant gary stein is accused of violating a department of defense policy that limits the political activities of service members. he spoke in san diego county yesterday and says he did not do anything wrong. >> i don't think -- marine corps but i speak on behalf of myself and i believe that the military men and women do not lose rights when they join the marine corps. >> the corps is planning to discharge sergeant stein over the facebook post. right now pope benedict is heading to mexico.
he should have live later today. the 84-year-old pope's first visit to mexico. we just got word that the pope told reporters who were on the plane with him that the worship of money lies behind the drug violence that's claimed more than 47,000 lives in mexico in the last six years. a huge outdoor altar has been built where the pope will celebrate mass on sunday for as many as 300,000 people. >> wow. big crowd there. we want to check in again with sal. you have an update on that situation in san francisco? >> yes, we do. it is a homicide investigation, and on ocean avenue at city college campus here, and if you're getting off the freeway at ocean avenue, especially in this, you can only get off on ocean avenue southbound direction really, from 280. will you notice the police presence, tv crews, that kind of thing. good area to avoid. the streetcar runs through this, it could be delayed, but
if you're going to city college or to riordon or any of that area, give yourself plenty of time. lett look at the commute san francisco, the freeway on 101 looks good approaching the 80 split. and this morning's commute, westbound bay bridge has become light, just a couple cars here, no problems getting on to the bridge. now let's go to mark. >> good morning to you! we're starting off with a dry conditions and partly cloudy conditions out there as well. but chilly and high clouds will continue to be on the increase as we head into the afternoon hours. kind of loosening up the camera shot here you can see it the high clouds not too much of them but not too many of them but still we will thicken up the overcost as we head into the afternoon. current numbers, slowly beginning to recover from the chilly start we had this morning. still cold, out towards santa rosa, napa, san francisco at 45 and san jose 41 degrees. forecast headlines for today, we do have partly sunny skies, dry, rain talking about it returns this weekend, and next week we could be talking about more rain chances as well.
clouds come first this afternoon at 3:00, then we'll take this into saturday morning. there's the first round of some rain. you'll notice by 7 or 8:00, some breaks here so we'll have some occasional breaks in the action as we head into saturday as this area of low produce drops in from the north of this will be the source of the unsettled weather for this within. rainfall develops saturday morning, off and on throughout the day on saturday, and then some sunday showers with could be locally heavy especially by sunday morning. rainfall expectations throughout the weekend about a half inch to about two inches in the coastal hills. wind approaching 30 miles an hour primarily early tomorrow morning as snow levels here coming down to around 3500 feet. heading into lake tahoe, a chance of rain and snow for saturday and sunday. and bump up to likely by sunday. afternoon temperatures in the 40s. around 43 to 48 degrees. become here in the bay area, today increasing high clouds throughout the afternoon hours and temperatures ranging from the upper 50s coastside,
warmest locations approaching lower 60s, and a look ahead your 5-day forecast, with your weekend always in view, there's our rain clouds for saturday, off and on showers four sunday. monday not looking too bad, sprinkle or two but maybe another storm moves in by tuesday, especially by tuesday night. final weather check in a few minutes. >> thank you. free advertising! the company the makes the etch- a-sketch cashing in on all the attention it's getting out on the campaign trail. the dangers of a bay area jobs that thousands applied for, but only a few will actually get. >> sheriff's investigators and federal agents continue their search for a missing south bay teenager. coming up well telebut the work they're doing this morning to continue their efforts. [ female announcer ] here in california, our schools need help.
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this norman welsh the earlier court appearance. prosecutors say the undercover video shows him and private investigator christopher butler selling a pound every methamphetamine to a government informant. the search is expanding for missing morgan hill teenager sierra lamar, who disappeared one week ago told. allie rasmus joins us live and how are investigators trying to gather new information this morning? >> reporter: well, they're out here very close to the home of 15-year-old sierra lamar. you can see it down this road about a quarter mile away, is where her house is. and just after 7 this morning, santa clara county sheriff's investigators and fbi agents came out to this road to do what they called a roadblock canvas, stopping drivers on this street all morning, asking the drivers if they noticed anything suspicious here a week ago. they were trying to gather any information they can to generate new leads in the search for the missing teen. lamar disappeared on her way to school last friday.
and her disappearance is still considered a missing persons case but sheriff's lori smith tolls us this morning the circumstances of lamar's disappearance are suspicious. after a week of searching and combing through some evidence they've gathered, investigators still aren't able to confirm whether they think she was abducted or whether left on her own and investigators and her family still don't know what may have happened to her. >> our hearts are aching for your return, and we're all praying, and we know that you're going to find your way back to us and -- please find it in your hearts to release her! >> we don't know if it's the stranger abduction or a voluntary going away with sun and not voluntary now. so we're covering it every angle. >> yesterday sheriff's investigators confirmed they found her purse in a field about a mile from her home. in the purse was some of her
clothing, including a san jose sharks jersey. the sheriff told us this morning that sharks jersey they believe is the same thing sierra was wearing the morning she disappeared. back out here live, you can see the fbi and sheriff's investigators are still out here on this street from about 7:00 until right about now. they appear to be wrapping up, stopping drivers asking them if there was any information they could offer about the teen's disappearance. and sheriff's investigators say they are planning more search efforts for this weekend. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. a new report says san pablo by has the highest amount of toxic discharges in the state. that's according to a new report by the group environment california, which looked at 2010 data from the epa. the report says just over one million pounds of toxins, including arsenic and mercury, made their way into the san pablo bay. suisun bay had the third highest toxins, san francisco bay ranked 12th. apparently, a lot of people
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college. police say they're doing a homicide investigation at this home. you're looking at it here. this is right across the street from lick wilmerding middle school from city college san francisco. however, only hop street is closed between ocean and -- at ocean here so not causing a huge traffic jam but you may see slowdowns in the area. ktvu is arriving on the scene. we'll have more coming up soon. more bad news for oprah winfrey's cable tv network. the firm sl says oprah's net work could lose $143 million this year. she recently laid off 30 employees. she cancelled rosie o'donnell's show. the ratings at the network has been described as weak at best. in about 11 hours from now, someone could be $290 million richer. claudine wong is live in concord, where lottery ticket
buyers are dreaming of being rich. i'm sure they are. >> reporter: aren't we all! and the dreamers include the folks at channel 2. i just put in our office pool there. he'll print out 57 tickets for the folks inside the newsroom. the ticket sales have been very busy today. people just can't seem to get rid of the idea that they could win. the drawing is tonight. and is $290 million. and the first hour of sales here they were selling about a ticket a minute. little more than that. and it's been a steady stream ever since. we asked people what they would do if they won all that money. >> a yacht. >> and a yacht? >> yacht. >> that's good. >> up there in the delta. >> and a big yacht. how big is the best yacht? biggest one you can get? >> i guess so. >> houses. >> house plural? >> houses and cars. and everything for my kids. >> what car would you get?
>> the most expensive. >> wow. thank you. okay. so the most expensive car we could find is 2.1 million so you could buy a hundred of those. thank you. we just got all our station tickets as well. you can see it proof that i did take the money given to me this morning and bought lottery tickets with them. as far as the yacht goes, 200 million. microsoft co founder has a adequate for 200 million some maybe cue buy one of those although i have been reminded 40% goes to taxes so you may not be able to afford. that either people, people having a good time not thinking about the odds of winning because your odds are terrible! claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> it's always fun to dream. >> we can dream! thank you. check on sallis telling us about the homicide investigation in the traffic impact in san francisco. >> we have a couple things to get to. two things really, we have the homicide investigation here,
but we also have a huge rock spill on 101 near marsh, so avoid 101. traffic is a huge mess from moffette field heading north and southbound 101 is a mess. avoid 101, use 2 yin stead buses of this rock spill on the peninsula in menlo park, palo alto area. let's go live to newschopper 2. homicide investigation in san francisco on hop street across from city college. this homicide investigation was reported to us about an hour ago. police chief greg sur reportedly on the way to the scene, and he will also have a media briefing coming up. ktvu is there, look for more on the ktvu channel 2 news at noon. let's go to mark. >> also cold start this
morning, eye few high clouds moving into the bay area. today will be dry, but increasing high clouds this afternoon. temperatures maxing out in the upper 50s to lower 60s. that rain talking about all week scheduled to move in saturday morning, off and on through the weekend. some showers into sunday as well. clouds and sprinkles on monday. monday could be an okay day with maybe a few sprinkles and chance of rain regroups by tuesday and wednesday. so get ready, your umbrella gets a break today but some more action expected this weekend. it won't, rainfall every minute of the weekend, but still some breaks out there and have some downpours. >> all right. thank you, mark. that's our report this morning. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. watch ktvu channel 2 news at noon for much more on that homicide investigation in san francisco. we're always here for you. we'll see you later!