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tv   KTVU 6 O Clock News  FOX  June 14, 2012 6:00pm-6:30pm PDT

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complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00. >> good evening. i am ken wayne. >> i am julie haener. frank has the night off. the commuter pain that legged the bay -- plagued the bay area is seizing tonight. bart trains are rolling again. bart full service still hasn't
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been restored. here is the fire that started the problems this morning. these are pictures from the first responders. we have live team coverage from every angle, the repairs and the number of ways people are trying trying to get home tonight. ktvu's tom vacar sin west oakland -- is in west oakland. tom? >> reporter: look up here. the thing that is interesting, this was impressive for speed and lucky for its circumstances. >> reporter: there is only one reasons the repairs could proceed thought engineers determined the heat didn't compromise the over pass. it was a few feet away from where the blaze raged. heat can compromise such structures. >> the oakland fire department got the fire out quickly enough. it did not create damage to the
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rails on which the train runs. we did suffer electrical damage. the repairs were done with speed. a small army of engineers, technicians and maintenance workers worked to replace the insulators to ensure it wouldn't short out. badly burned cabling necessary to control the train system was replacedplaced and rewired. the computer controls and censors may not be fully up and running, forcing trains to go slower. >> what the goal is to get the service up and running safely. that doesn't mean we replace everything that was damaged, we want to make sure the communication is safe. >> reporter: those the track is open more work will take place
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over night when bart closes for the night. reporting live, consumer editor tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >> from tom to ktvu's david stevenson that powell street bart stationen san francisco where commuters are getting on trains to get home. >> reporter: full service with bart has been back in effect for 2 hours now. travel here has been moving smoothly. word went out this afternoon that service to the east bay was back in effect. here you see the first trains that started transporting. anxiety prompts customers to make big changes. >> this morning when i was watching the 4:00 news we heard about the bart situation and we had to leave the house at 8:00
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because we didn't know about the traffic situation. >> hour-1/2 -- hour and a half late to work today. >> late for our friend's graduation. >> reporter: bart says to expect delays through the evening. many commuters indicated they would be making emergency plans to get home tonight if service wasn't restored. but at this hour traffic appears to be moving smoothly. reporting live, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >> from david to ktvu's rob roth at the transbay terminal where -- how are things? how have things changed? >> reporter: things are going smoothly at the transbay terminal. you barely see commuters trying
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to board buses. this is where people board buses to take them to the east bay but there are not lines of people right now. they weren't sure if bart would be up and running so they added 20 additional buses. the move appears to have paid off. earlier today was more chaotic. buses were slower in coming, people had longer waits and passengers were used to bart and the buses were not sure where to go. >> the bus will be here in a second. >> take this bus. >> should have more buses out here. you know, on the route. >> reporter: finally the buses started coming and they have been coming every since. this is a live picture of the transbay terminal. we haven't seen effects from the giants game or from olympic
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club. rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >> now let's check in with janine de la vega at the ferry building in san francisco. one of the alternatives commuters are choosing tonight. >> reporter: things are running smoothly here that san francisco ferry terminal. these are people waiting. there is about 70 to 100 people waiting to go from san francisco to oakland and harbor bay. now that bart is running traffic has dropped here. this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. lines started building with commuters who wanted to avoid the crowds. they are running three boats. by 5:15 the crowds started shrinking here. >> not too bad. lucky that we have ferry terminals to get in and out of san francisco. another way of transportation.
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you know, instead of battling the traffic on the bay bridge. >> reporter: they will continue operating additional ferries from san francisco to harbor bay till 7:30 p.m. tonight and san francisco to oakland till 8:30 p.m. tonight. and again, ferries are coming here every 35 minutes. lines have been moving well here. reporting live from san francisco, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> and from the ferries to the road conditions. sal castaneda has been in the traffic center since 4:30 a.m. this morning. >> reporter: they have to get their cars back from san francisco across the bay. 101 hasn't gotten better. usually on a normal commute day by now we are seeing improvement but today there are too many cars in san francisco.
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let's look at the next picture, that would be 880 south. that looks normal. and you want to get out of san francisco to the east bay, considering using 100 -- consider using 101 south bound to the san mateo bridge. not that bad heading eastbound. now back to the desk. >> the dig question remains, what started the fire that through a wrench into the commute. ktvu's christien kafton is live. >> reporter: we have been working to determine the cause of the fire all day, that incloouds trying to -- includes trying to find out the inspection records. the last time the building was inspected was june 12, two days ago. at this point there is no word on whether or not the building passed or failed. again the latest information is
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that this building was inspected two days ago. investigators believe the fire started at the far end of the building this morning and that is where their investigation is centered. and we have been hearing rumors that a security guard may have had an altercation with a group of people. police responded to our inquiries about that in an e- mail. it read: based on information provided at this time it does not appear an assault appeared this morning at that location. what it does not address is whether there was a verbal altercation here between the guard and the group of individuals. we have seen a lot of bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives on the scene here and seen investigators from oakland fire department on scene working to determine the cause of the fire. >> is is a joint -- it is a
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joint operation. >> reporter: coming back out live, earlier today i talked with a security guard from that building across the street, he told me atf agents talked to him and see figure their building had video of the area. we are hearing atf agents may be holding a news conference in this area in the near future. if that happens we will get that information to you. christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we have viewer pictures to share with you of the fire that caused the bart problems. the towering flames from the freeway on ramp and here is a picture that gives you an idea of how flames were rising. you can share your photos by sending them to or
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twitter or facebook. we have a closer look at the repair job that bart engineers have been working on all day. this is video of west oakland. 400 feet was damaged. the two rails are what trains sits up. that is where the fire damaged insulators. they be been working to repair those because they provide electrical currents. they house 1,000 votes of electricity. full service has been restored. 52 trains are running. that is normal exot -- capacity for bart. good news for the commute. assessment of oakland's handling of occupy protesters. ktvu's rita williams has more
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on that. >> felony charges, the tough words the district attorney had for a bicyclist accused of running down a pedestrian. >> coming up, the temperature change you will notice for friday and the one part of the weekend we could be tracking triple digit heat.
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the highway patrol announced an amber alert out of santa rosa. three young girls, all sisters, 7, 6 and 3 were abducted from a shopping center around 11:00 p.m. this morning -- 11:00 a.m. this morning. authorities say their father, this man, jose rojo-bojorquez took the girls. he is a 25-year-old man. he is possibly driving a black 2005 chevrolet tahoe with california license plate no. 6txa253. anyone with information is asked to call 911. a san francisco bicyclist faces felony charges for running down and killing a pedestrian. the district attorney says 36- year-old chris bucchere will be charged with vehicular manslaughter. prosecutors say he may self-
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surrender by tomorrow. hehe flowed through people at market and castro streets and hit and killed sutchi hui. he had a track record of breaking traffic laws. >> we have a individual that had a need for speed. he was trying to beat his own record. the tragedy did not need to occur. it was predictable. it was avoidable. >> chris bucchere could 6 years in -- could face 6 years in crizzen if convicted -- in prison if convicted. dangerous and in effective. new at 6:00, ktvu's rita williams is live in oakland where the police chief admits mistakes have been made. the oakland police department had a draft of this 120 page record for six weeks
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now and after reading the final report tonight it is easy to see why they were not eager to release it. >> disaster for the city of oakland and indictment of the police department. >> reporter: that was the assessment of the attorney who sued the police department a deck aid ago -- decade ago. the report the city paid $100,000 for called oakland police's crowd control tactics out dated, dangerous and in effective. >> there is hard lessons in the report. >> reporter: investigators looked at october 25, a day of a response to occupy protesters and concluded the department has problems. >> i want to acknowledge the report will be difficult for
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ror al. -- for morale. >> reporter: we are are approaching a crisis, the sink is over flowing but we are not turning off the faucet. although investigators did not look at what police did to injure scott olsen here it should be investigated criminally says the report and the assertion that no officer sawolen falling down was -- saw olsen walling down was unbelievable. >> how we correct them. the chief says he started implementing part of the recommendations in the report. one of those to better manage the news media. so today a specialists was there doing just that. reporting live in oakland, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. weather wise things are
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about to heat up. bill is off tonight so mark tamayo is live with the warming trend. >> that's right. triple digits in the forecast as we head into the weekend. especially for one particular day of the weekend. right now you can see this, clear skies, fog bank to the south, south of monterey bay. we still have a bit of an onshore breeze, winds gusting to 32 miles per hour. as far as temperatures from today, lower 60s pacifica, and san francisco to the 70s and 80s. warmest location, antioch, 92 degrees. morgan hill upper 80s, 87. for tonight we have clear skies. some patchy fog. tomorrow clearing skies and it will be warmer. this weekend a major warm up.
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temperatures peak saturday. over night lows, friday morning in the low 50s and paveny fog -- patchy fog. san francisco 51 degrees. high pressure continues to strengthen. warm friday and saturday. saturday will be the hottest day of the week. here is the trend with the winds kicking in, the bay area warms up and you could see from the upper 70s from the beaches, warmest locations inland, 100 degrees. sunday we will scale back on the heat. with the wind pattern, fire danger will be up there, a weather watch being prep by the national weather service for the north bay hills, friday and saturday and this could be expanded to include the east bay hills and could be extended. here is the forecast, patchy
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fog near the coast line tomorrow afternoon. 90s in the forecast for friday. santa rosa 92. napa 90. oakland 76. san jose 84. 90s around morgan hill. san francisco beautiful downtown, lower 70s. on track to reach the low 80s as we head into saturday. here is a look ahead, five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view, get ready for the big heat on saturday, especially inland. cooler on sunday but the real cooling moves in monday and tuesday. the fog does not go away for too long. >> thank you. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36, a long day isn't over for thousands of commuters forced to scramble following the fire that shut down fire. and we will explain what
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triggered a high-speed chase. join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. first round of the u.s. open here at the olympic club, we have a surprise leader. we will have a live report. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no!
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mark ibanez is here with the u.s. open in the city. >> let's get to it. golfers still out in the course. we have got golf, great weather and it sets up for a beautiful weekend. rarest of golf shots right here. nick watney second shot on the par 5, 17 and it will roll the distance. can you believe that? on the day on the course, even par right now. michael allen, 53. local guy. been a member of the olympic club since he was 14. that is an eagle. one under 69 for mr. allen. beautiful going there. the leader, michael thompson, 466. 12-foot birdie on number 12.
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he has a three shot lead at last look and looks like tiger woods brought his a game this weekend. fred inglis has been covering it all week. round one, fred, what is up? >> reporter: yes, unlike his partners, phil mickelson and bubba watson tiger woods was able to keep his ball on the fairway. they started on the 9th 9th hole under over cast skies and tiger woods finished in a sunny disposition. two bogies, three birdies, including back to back birdies. 1 under 69. three back of michael thomson. solid and spectacular first round. >> i played well today. felt like i had control of my game all day and stuck to my game plan and executed. >> tiger played pretty good. tiger, that was the old tiger.
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beautiful to watch. that is what we come to see. we want it watch. that was awesome to see. >> reporter: yeah. bubba watson plus 8. phil mickelson plus 6. those threesome will play again tomorrow afternoon. expect another big crowd. it appears only tiger woods is up to the challenge right now. >> thank you very much. look forward to your coverage as the weekend continues. a's sweep a series in colorado and the giants lost. >> all right. more tonight at 10:00.
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