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consulate. alex savidge joins us from uc berkeley with more. >> reporter: good morning. the u.s. ambassador to libya that was killed in that attack grew up here in northern california. he graduated from uc berkeley back in 1982. after that he received a degree from uc hastings college of law. according to libyan officials chris stevens and three other embassy employees were killed in an attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. shooting employees and set fire to the building as well. they are all angry over a viral video that mocks mohammed. he went to the consulate and was trying to evacuate staff members. this is after the building came
after attack. now at this point this morning, the state department is not confirming that stevens has been killed. but they are not giving many details on that particular attack. only saying one person was killed in the attack. waiting for more details throughout the morning. alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. now just a short time ago, president obama released a statement it says in part quote i strongly condemn the outrainous attack on our diplomatic facility in beanos which took -- benghazi is which took the lives of several people. in other overnight news a person in a wheelchair was among the tenants evacuated from a burning apartment in the east bay. tara moriarty is in alameda this morning where an investigation into the fire is now under way. >> reporter: investigators
don't know if this fire broke out on the inside or outside of the home. if you take a look behind me you can see where most of the damage is there and the flames broke out on the backside of the house. the emergency call came in around 1:00 this morning. 15 people were forced out of the four plex and took more than two dozen firefighters an hour to squelch the flames. when firefighters arrived they told them someone was still inside the building. >> when we came in the captain was carrying that person out of the building. when we ran in there was additional people coming out and said there might be other people trapped. >> reporter: firefighters were able to keep the damage contained to the one house. residents will not be allowed back inside. red cross is on scene. live in alameda i'm tara
moriarty. a dispute near golden gate park sent one man to the hospital last night. that happened just before 11:00 p.m. on 41st avenue and fulton street. the argument include two men. one hit the other on the head with the flashlight. the stables condition is not life threatening. in just a few hours apple is expected to make a big announcement about the iphone right here in san francisco. it will be made at the center. the iphone five is rumored to have a larger display, new connector, and 4g connectivity. the iphone five could go on sale as early as today. apple also rumored to announce new ipods. 4:33 is the time right now. family and friends are remembering a college student from the bay area that drowned on the sacramento river.
>> we are utterly grief stricken at the loss of my dear boy brett. >> at least 1,000 people attended a solemn memorial last night. the to-year-old's body was recovered along the sacramento river on sunday. he had been missing for a week after going tubing down the river on the labor day weekend. >> i'm just shocked about this whole thing. about how this played out. i know i was really positive. everyone was positive about trying to find him. >> brett olson was a student at cal polly. he graduated from acalanes high school in 2010. reverend jerald lynn yard is facing perjury charges for
lying under oath. lynch was acquitted for beating up lynn yard. during the trial he took the stand and denied the mullation charge -- molestation charges. they say he should face some type of punishment. former students of san jose bella mean high school are getting letter warning them about sexual abuse. a 1968 graduate cames he was abused when he was a student. they are considering it a credible claim and sending letters to students who attended the school between 1964 and 1974. the alleged abuser also taught
at joe wit high. emotions ran high during a council meeting last night involving several officer involved shootings. >> about 200 people attended the hearing. they demanded the city take action. there have been zone officer involved shootings since may. five of them were fatal. one of the speakers was the mother of mario romero. 23-year-old that was gunned down at the beginning of the month. >> my son was somebody also. >> vallejo mayor ozzy davis added cities to the family and added it was not his intention to appear to take sides in the case. the romero's family wants to meet with officers to discuss
the case. independent agency outside of solano county. citizens advisory meeting was canceled monday night due to public outbursts. we are learning about the man that shot and killed a chp officer. some of the items seized from christopher lacy. the number of home burglaries in palo alto continue to rise despite warnings by police to lock doors and windows. that is the highest number in five years. now police say the method of entry unlocked doors and window. there is a few -- unlocked homes will always be the first target. 4:37 is the time. federal investigators say the walls of a pipe that triggered last months fire was dangerously thin. the contra costa times reports
investigators found parts of the pipe had bent to just 1/16 of an inch. six refinery workers sustained minor injuries in the august 6th fire. more than 15,000 people went to the hospital with respiratory problems. in election 2012 news this morning the candidates are back on the campaign trail after taking a day off to mark the september 11th anniversary. president obama is heading to nevada today where he plans to question why mitt romney and paul ryan refused to tell voters how they would pay for tax cuts for the wealthy. in florida romney is is expected to argue the nation's debt is delaying job creations and economic growth. both candidates for vice president will campaign in ohio. 4:38 is the time. let's go back to sal to check in on traffic.
hi sal. >> hi, pam. traffic is off to a decent start this morning. on this wednesday. we are doing pretty well with no major problems. we will check out the east shore freeway now. it's a little bit overcast. we can't see as far as you normally can. you can see traffic is moving along pretty well. bay bridge toll plaza is light. no problems here getting into san francisco. the drive across the bridge looks good. all the way into the city. and if you are driving in san jose northbound 280 that looks clear. 280 traffic not only that but the weather looks good here as well. let's go to steve. >> sal, thank you. a very good morning. we have a big difference in temps. there is low 90s well inland. 60s by the coast. it looks like a little stronger sea breeze. fire storms firing up. so probably repeat performance. still the warm air aloft is capping some of that fog. some of it is thick. it's still there. the low overcast is with us nights and mornings.
50s on the temps. however they do have a west, southwest 17. i have seen gusts to 20 which is a little stronger than yesterday. it looks like a very similar pattern today. slightly cooler. kind of a bigger fog bank. we are caught between systems. fog, sun, nice. warm for some. maybe hot for others. cool, breezy at times. we get that 60 to it degrees. little warmer on thursday, friday, into saturday. 4:40 is the time right now. las vegas is dealing with heavy flooding but that is not all. the new concerns that are forcing dozens of people out of their homes this morning. plus the renovation plan for the next month that could close the entire san mateo bridge for two weekends. good morning. 680 southbound the traffic is moving along pretty well if you are driving down to the bottom of the bay.
good morning. plenty of low clouds and fog out there. very close to what we had yesterday. 60s by the coast. near 90 for some well inland. 45 homes are under evacuation orders in las vegas because of heavy flooding. the concern now is that the flood waters may have damaged the electrical systems in those homes and that could now spark fires. water levels are several feet high in some of the areas. yesterday 20 people had to be rescued from cars that were stranded in the rising water. the same storm system also caused flooding and the evacuation of 80 people in river side county. this morning we are learning new information about a robbery at a 7-eleven in milpitas where a night clerk was killed.
police released this picture of one of the three suspects where you can clearly see his face there. the other two suspects have covered their faces. milpitas police say the three men robbed the store early saturday morning and shot and killed the night clerk mohammed raza. 7-eleven is offering a $10,000 reward leading to arrest and conviction. we also have new information about the gunman that killed a chp officer in alamo. detective seized items including a handgun -- six computers and $600 cash. now lacy shot officer -- moodies is threatening to
cut the nation's credit rating. the agency says the nation could lose the aaa rating if a deal is not reached by the end of next year. its rival stripped the rating last year. without a budget deal more than $1 trillion in tax increases and spending cuts will go into effect in january which could send the economy back into a recession. facebook ceo mark zuckerberg talked about his company's missteps. he used the two-day conference to make his first public comment since facebook ipo back in may. he also tried to are assure investors. >> we zuckerberg says facebook's future will rely on
smart phones and tablets. if you are in the market for a job you may find your new employer at a job festival today. it will be at the golden gate holiday inn. it is a free event. a walnut creek police union is speaking out about a lack of dedicated traffic officers in the wake of a deadly accident over the weekend. the walnut creek police association says one of four enforcement officers is retiring at the end of the week. ly be -- now a woman was killed when a pickup truck drove right on to a sidewalk hitting bevel pedestrians. the entire san mateo bridge will be closed for a seismic
retro -- cal tran says they hope to have the work completed in one weekend but just in case be prepared. >> we decided to have that second weekend ready. >> the closure is scheduled for the weekend of october 19th. possibly the following weekend as well. cal tran says it will start using freeway message signs around the end of the month to alert drivers to that upcoming closures. and we have sal castaneda to remind us and help us. that is right. we will be here now so far we haven't had any major problems since they closed the dumbarton bridge. we assume that will be the case when they do the san mateo. let's take a look at the east shore freeway westbound as you drive out to the mccarthur maze. no major problems here getting out to the maze. traffic is a little bit, it's doing well. it's a little foggy on the east shore. at the bay bridge toll plaza that traffic is moving along
nicely. no problems getting into san francisco. and in the south bay coming in from last georgia -- los gatos to san jose it's a nice looking drive. on the peninsula 180 is off to a nice start. 4:48 let's go to steve. thank you. not much is changing here. there are signs next week of a very strong system dropping in the middle of the country. extremely cold air. but the loft coast and right coast look to be rather quiet here. slightly warmer tomorrow. we'll take that into friday. it looks like saturday is that betweener day. sunday will be a little cooler. i don't think the coast will change that much. i mean we are just stuck. stuck. thunderstorms from the sierra nevada all the way down to las vegas into fee notion. 50s to almost 60 degrees.
50-59. san jose 56. west, southwest 20. i've seen gusts to 20. a little stronger sea breeze. most locations are a little calm. once fog peels back to the coast, there will be another day you get here inland it will be warm to hot. if you're by the coast it will be cool. very quiet pattern. a little breezy at times. 80s for some. about the same as yesterday. i don't see much change. a little fog toward the north bay. i did shave off a few degrees there. 60s to near 90-degrees. fog, sun, nice. a little warmer inland temps thursday, friday, and probably saturday. sunday does look a little cooler. >> thank you. 4:50 is the time. angry protest at a meeting to save san francisco city college. the issue that brought that meeting to a halt. plus we will show you the exciting new way to get around
teacher performance evaluations and allowing laid off teachers to get their jobs back. teachers have been on the picket line since monday leaving about 400,000 students out of class. back here in the bay area city college of san francisco students shut down last nights school board meeting. they angry the board brought in a state advisor so oversee the money issues. san francisco police made more than two dozen drug related raids. they conducted under cover drug buys within 1,000 feet of campuses hoping to send a message. >> with a purpose to send a message that we want you to stay away from our school zones. we don't want you to target any of our kids in san francisco.
>> police say they made 25 felony drug arrests over a two week period. ten of those arrests have a cool zone enhancement. now back in may the city approved a plan to put an artificial turf and add lighting around the fields near the beach shall let. they plan to request a rehearing of that appeal today. 4:54 is the time. back over to sal. any problems? >> nothing major right now, pam. we are off to a decent start. i would say right now we are doing very well. let's go out and take a look at the pictures. the east shore freeway continuing to look pretty good getting out to the mccarthur maze. also this morning we are looking at the bay bridge toll plaza. that traffic is moving along nicely with no issue there is. if you are driving in oakland 880 north and southbound the
road work that is usually there has been picked up. let's two to steve. thank you, sal. if you are watching at the sierra nevada or down to las vegas and arizona big thunderstorms. not much spot north but they are there. not here. we just had a low cloud deck. low 50s to upper 50s. 54 in the city. hayward 55. west, southwest 17 travis. starting to pick up a little bit. west at 7-sfo. the delta breeze is in place. high pressure there. low pressure up here. one day the low winds out we cool down. the next day the high wind is out. i'll tell you it's a very quiet pattern. breezy at times. highs upper 80s to near 90s. yet 60s and 70s. i'll tell you things are stuck. something has to break soon. it will be a little warmer
inland thursday and friday. pamela. thank you an hour long car chase through downtown los angeles ended with a shoot out between police and a carjacking suspect. the gun battle started after the suspect crashed into another car yesterday evening. officers shot and wounded the man. no officers were hurt but multiple bullets hit a patrol car. a new water taxi service will be launched on the bay. the san francisco port commission approved. taxis will begin operation october 1st. scheduled between the hide street fishing harbor pier 39 and south beach marina. we are coming up on our 5:00 hour. up next more than a dozen people are homeless now after an overnight fire in the east bay. you are going to see how fire crews came to the rescue in alameda. also a huge international
killed in a rocket attack overseas. his ties to the bay area. we are live in alameda where a firefighter saves a man in a wheelchair from a burning home. residential burglaries are up again here in palo alto. we will show you the effected areas and what you should do to protect yourself. it's another big day for apple. the announcement that is expected in san francisco this morning. good morning. thank you for joining us on this wednesday morning september 12th i'm pam cook. >> the middle of the week. i'm dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. steve is here. how do you want everybody to dress? >> it depends on where you are going? if you are inland i will tell you the mornings are cool but the afternoons are warm to hot. near 90 for some. for other there is is a lot of low clouds.