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the company released this picture. they are trying to find out if sulfur corrosion caused the pipe calls to get thinner. they removed similar pipes in southern california. it sent black smoke into the air, they are investigating the fire. continuing cover object on the outbreak of hantavirus at yosemite national park. today employees were tested tested for the virus. ktvu's robert handa tells us what he learned about the testing even though they were told not to talk about it. >> reporter: that is right, it wasn't a usual day. officials tested them for hantavirus. the goal, figure out how much of the park is an exposure risk. >> reporter: workers have been ordered not to talk about it but today officials tested 100 employees on a voluntary basis
for hantavirus. it is spread by inspected deer mice and there have been 9 cases, three people died. today they filled out a questionnaire and give blood. >> it will look at hantavirus infection, any past infection and the questionnaire shows work habits, living habits, what kind of training they have had. >> reporter: it is a pilot program for the 2500 employees. some say this is a rare opportunity it learn more about hantavirus since many people can be infected without knowing it. >> we know when people get sick and show symptoms the mortality rate is high and they get sick and many die. it would be important to know for anybody in medicine to really understand exactly, is that just a small portion of the total number. >> reporter: some were surprised the state waited so
long. >> you would think since they are here all the time they would have more cases of hantavirus. >> reporter: that is what officials want to find out. there is no time table on getting the results. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. san francisco is reporting its first case of west nile virus in 7 years. coming up what they are trying to do to deal with the problem. police are looking for a bank robber and they released two photos. police say last thursday this man walked into the branch, and walked outwith cash. -- walked out with cash. san leandro police are trying to identify 5 men who robbed a safeway store last night about 9:00 p.m. police say the men ordered customers and employees to get
down and then grabbed cash from the registers. one person said the area is a good neighborhood but there are some problems. >> it will happen. you know, it is bound to happen. you know, you have people that get mugged out here, cars get broken into it. it happens. my car got stolen one time. >> they were all black men in their 20s. no one was hurt. san jose police raided a building after a record that marijuana was growing inside. someone making a maintenance check spotted the marijuana plants and called police. they found 250 plants inside with a street value of $250,000. a neighbor noticed a weird smell seeping into his own business. >> next door they had a lot of
condensation in the windows. maybe we thought that was going through our walls. >> so far there are no reports of arrests. in san jose police are looking for two men suspected of beating a cook last night. the cook was found outside las palapas before 11:00 p.m. after he went out to smoke. police think the beating is gang related but is unsure if the cook was targeted. tonight the victim is in critical but stable condition. parents are scared and frustrated after a student, a 9- year-old girl was kidnapped from the campus last week. ktvu's alex savage tells us even after assurances from the cool, parents are not
satisfied. >> park side elementary school, the superintendent told the crowd security is being stepped up after a abduction but for some it is too little too late. . >> this should not have happened. they should not even wait till somebody gets abducted here. >> reporter: they promised new locked fencing and new rules restricting access to campus. and the victim's mother decided to speak and said this could have been worse. it was an emotional moment for parents. >> it is devastating. because you envision that being your child. >> reporter: investigators say the girl was snatched by a stranger from a bath room on friday. he she fought off the attackers. police arrested a man and the fbi has been called in.
>> to understand why someone could do this. we want to know everything. >> reporter: before friday police say two other nearby schools reported the same man was harassing students. some parents feel that information wasn't passed long fast enough. >> when they happened, maybe there could be an alert. >> it was important the information was correct and accurate and so we waited till we had correct and accurate information. >> reporter: the little girl is back at school right now. i had a conversation with her mom today i asked how she is doing and the mom said she brave. alex s -- alex savage, ktvu channel 2 news. a gas leak is capped but pg&e is working to make permanent repairs. it was damaged by a garbage
truck this afternoon when it hit a riser leading to the meter at a customer's home. some homes were evacuated but everything is back to normal tonight. the nfl and the referee's union could be close to a deal. the replacement refs reached a fever pitch after this play during monday night football. espn quoted sources who said a agreement was at hand. they could be on the field for this weekend. the nfl fined two coaches for their contact towards the replacement refs. bill belichick was fined $50,000 for grabbing an official's arm sunday. and the nfl gave a $25,000 fine against kyle shanahan. . the pilots uniand american
-- union and american airlines is headed back to the -- the airline and union could be back tomorrow. andy williams has died after a long career as a singer and tv personality. president reagan called him a national treasure. [ singing ] >> the singer is known for moon river. and he hosted the andy williams show in the 1960s. he died at his home in missouri la night after a year long battle with blader cancer. he was 84. there is mixed news about -- for the housing industry. new home sales dipped slightly in august but prices were up.
new home sales edged down .3% from july to $373,000. the median price of a new house potched last month was 2 -- purchased last months was $270,000 and that is up 11% which is the biggest one month increase on record. on wall street today the numbers on home sales combined with europe's economy put a damper on stocks. the dow is down 44 to 13,413. the nasdaq is down 24 at 3,093. the s&p is down 8 to 1,433. research in motion announced yesterday its number of subscribers gone up, that surprised analyst whose expected the number to go down. they closed at $7 a share.
a gain of 40 cents. i just want justice for the family. >> finally getting justice. the change of heart today in court by the teen accused of fatally hitting a father and his daughter. >> a cooler today across parts of the bay area. coming up, the temperature change you will notice tomorrow and how the forecast and fog will be for the morning commute.
. a 17-year-old driver admitted he is guilty and sorry for hitting and killing a father and daughter who were riding their bikes earlier this year. ktvu's eric rasmussen tells us what happened in court and what the teen wanted to do since the accident happened. >> i just want justice for us. >> reporter: outside court this woman said she is finally starting to get justice. six months after this crash in conord the driver pleaded -- concord the driver pleaded
guilty for killing the father and daughter. investigators say the teen's car was going 72 in a 45 mile- an-hour zone. >> i know anybody feels my pain. >> reporter: the 17-year-old was wearing a white dress shirt and slacks. his attorney says he has been in therapy and writing remorse letters. >> he wanted to apologize since the accident occurred. >> i am sure he feels sorry about it but now i say apology now is hollow. >> reporter: the driver is being tried as a juvenile. prosecutors say the longest he
could be locked up is till he is 21. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. a ribbon cutting ceremony is set for friday for the pedestrian over crossing bridge. the spot where a train struck and killed a two-year-old boy in 2005. it is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. friday morning. san francisco police say they have arrested a second suspect in the shooting death of a man 10 days ago. investigators say relatives convinced him to surrender surrender to police. he and another man are suspected of killing a man on september 16. police say he was shot to death during a fight. police are identifying a man arrested for carjacking. they arrested him yesterday afternoon outside an apartment complex. police say he took a car from a
man at the home depot store. police found the vehicle and caught the suspect as he ran from a building. they found a gun also. plastic bag ban is one of the most strict in the state. the board of supervisors approved an expansion of the ban that includes restaurants. restaurants will not be allowed to use plastic bags for to go food. san francisco also voted to ban restaurants from using plastic bags. voters are getting ready to decide in november whether to allow medical marijuana dispensary in their city. it would allow three in that city. they would have to located in commercial or industrial areas. they say it would provide a place to get medsinnal
marijuana. oakly extended his ban on internet cafes. they stretched it for another 10 months while they come up with regulations. officials are worried they will attract crimes. a facebook security guard and another man are in jail for stealing 49 laptops from facebook. he used to work at that campus. he was arrested monday morning along with another man. a security guard notified police after he saw them carrying them out of the building. officers pulled them over and recovered all of the stolen items. barnes and noble is revealing a new nook today. it comes with 7 or 9-inch
screens for $199 or $269. they are also offering a video streaming service for the nook. they are available for preorder and ships in october. the oracle sailing team canceled plans to train in hawaii over the winter. the team is modifying the boat and will not have time. they asked for permission to operate on lanai. a nice day on the bay today, around the bay area. things are heating up. >> that time of year, late september, early october, the warm numbers. you will notice the change over the weekend. clearing skies. fog pulling back near the shoreline. lots of sunshine inland and the presence of the clouds keeping
things mild inland. cool conditions coast side. half moon bay, pacifica, golden gate bridge and golden gate park as well. current numbers, just updated. san francisco right now, chilly, 58 degrees in san francisco. head inland, 80s. 80s towards fairfield, antioch, livermore. san jose 83. satellite, all the stormy weather is to the east. tracking the marine layer, clouds and clouds to the southwest of monterey bay. fog a factor in the forecast. once gren there is -- again there is not a lot of change for your thursday morning. increase in low clouds tomorrow morning and showing it coast side. we will have a few patches around the bay bridge, oakland, hayward and that will set the stage for the numbers getting
chilly. over night lows upper 40s in santa rosa, napa, to 50s livermore, san jose and morgan hill. oakland 52 degrees with the fog targeting the coast and the bay. temperatures censor going up as we fly across the bay. inland, the warmest locations, lower 60s coast side, that is the cool end, warm end in the upper 80s to 90 degrees. the warming kicks in by the weekend. coming up we will look that highs for your neighborhood tomorrow and the one part of your weekend we could track upper 90s. >> thank you. well, one would be lucky lotto winner is no more. why a $227,000 ticket is worthless. and new york city schools are in the spotlight, the pill they are handing out to students. >> and iran's leader speaks
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time. administrators say it is a way to reduce 7,000 teen pregnancies in the city every year. at the united nations today the president of iran -- >> continue threats by the uncivilized to resort to military action against our great nation is a example of this reality. >> he criticized world powers for threatening to sanction iran if they don't give information on the nuclear testings. the u.s. delegation and others chose to boycott the speech. >> this is a man who wants to make iran a nuclear power. you know what i say to that? no how, no way, never.
[ cheers and applause ] >> he led a protest against him outside. thousands denounced the leader. tens of thousands are protesting in greece. >> 50,000 people took to the streets. they are angry over new spending cuts. scuffles broke out with police firing tear gas. all army soldiers have been ordered to undergo special training tomorrow, focusing on suicide prevention training. the training comes as they struggle with a spike in suicides this year. troops with duties as combat
operations in afghanistan will schedule their training when possible. students who were pepper pepper sprayed at uc davis celebrate their settlement. how one student plans to use her money. >> comment made by a counsel member is creating an uproar. >> and not by a television, now watch ktvu channel 2 news wherever you are by using our mobile app, download it and click on the live stream button to watch any ktvu channel 2 news cast live.
5:00 p.m. >> on fire. felt like my eyes were boiling. it was awful. >> it is video that went viral. uc davis police officers pepper spraying protesters last year. how uc davis agreed to a million dollars settlement with all of the students who were sprayed. ktvu's john sasaki tells us how much each will get and what some plan to do with the money. >> reporter: this is where the students got a face full of pepper spray and now they are celebrating this $1 million settlement. >> reporter: the uc davis quadwas peaceful this -- quad was peaceful this afternoon. they were pepper sprayed by police officers. >> my face was on fire. felt like my eyes were boiling. it was awful. >> suffocating feeling. getting up, trying to get air
and seeing other students when were straight in the face. >> reporter: today the university announced a $1 million settlement with the students. the money is just one part of this process. >> freedom of expression -- everybody understands how to appropriately manage conflict. >> reporter: each student will receive $30,000. >> i think it is a move in the right direction. i will spend the money in tuition. my friends are doing the same. he is a graduate. she was lucky enough to leave the school with no debt. >> i am donating everything. students are in debt. families losing their homes. i have already been in contact with people. the aclu is working working with the school. >> to create better policies so
the university doesn't dust tolerate speech it encourages it. >> reporter: the two officers involved in the incident are no longer with the school police department. live, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. police accused a counsel memberrer of sneering their -- members of smearing their reputation. ktvu's patty lee is live. >> reporter: chanting protesters took over a city hall meeting and that made the front page of the post. now it is the comment that is the big story. >> i don't think i could make that up. >> reporter: he says he was shocked to learn that after this meeting tuesday several
officers reported hearing her speaking disparagingly about them. >> a city counsel person compared the hardest working police officers in america to pedophile priests. >> i think this is apalling that an -- appalling. >> reporter: she couldn't respond but her director said he also heard the comment. but it was made by someone else. in a statement he said standing next to her i heard a crowd make comments about law enforcement. but she did not make the comments. she liddened to her -- listened to her constituents. police do not accept that explanation. >> more than one heard this. >> reporter: police grilled her about that comment when she
came to a meeting asking for endorsement for her reelection campaign. she did not get the endorsement and police say it is not just because of the comment but it did not help her cause. patty lee, ktvu channel 2 news. bart says passengers can expect delays this weekend. bart says they will be running trains on manual mode, which could cause delays of 5-10 minutes. they are testing a new train control system starting friday night. the testing should be wrapped up by sunday night. it may be doo late for -- too late for one lottery winner. someone bought a winning ticket on fox market six months ago today. that ticket had 5-6 numbers but time ran out a half hour ago for the holder to claim the prize. as far as we know that did not
happen. president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney held campaign appearances today in ohio. >> the president spoke to cheering students at bowling green university. president obama said mitt romney and republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan are big believers in top down economics. >> they think that if we spend another $5 trillion on tax cuts that favor the wealthiest that -- don't boo. vote. vote. >> today staffers confirmed reports that starting sunday the president will spend three days in nevada. >> mitt romney at a rally, he said the u.s. has far too many
government training programs. >> $18 billion on these programs but too often they don't match the needs of the people. i want to take those dollars and send them back to the states so they can fashion the programs to meet the needs of their own workers. >> mitt romney told workers that president obama's policies have failed to produce new jobs and it is time to get a new coach. here toured that plant also. new numbers show mitt romney faces a uphill battle in several states. the poll found president obama has a wide lead over mitt romney in ohio, florida and pennsylvania. the president leads him in ohio by 10 points. florida 9 points and pennsylvania 12 points. judge refused to throw out perjury charges against two penn state officials accused of lying in the jerry sandusky
child sex abuse scandal. lawyers for the former vice president and the athletic director filed motions to have the charges dismissed. but the judge said that was for a jury to decide. he said he would rule later on a motion to dismiss charges of failing to report child abuse. the worse case of west nile virus in 10 years. >> the efforts underway in san francisco to fight the potentially deadly disease. >> in san francisco, a new way to get around, how the program is also making history.
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fewer u.s. ceo are planning to hire new workers. 29% of its members ceos plan to increase hiring and that is down 7% from june. ceos are worried about budget cuts and tax increases that is set to take effort next year. their view is now as bleak as it was as the last recession. exercise does a body good but research may prove it is good for your brain as well.
researchers found some were at greater risk for mental health issues but those who participated in sports were at a lesser risk. it may explain part of the connection between physical activity and mental health. today a court in san francisco ruled that parents whose children are armed or killed by a -- harmed or killed by a vaccine can only file a claim for a federal vaccine court. a boy died after a vac sunation. twitter is burning up with news that a pork and bacon shortage is expected next year. the pig association says
droughts and high feed costs resulted in lower herds. some people say the world is going from the frying pan into the fire. now from baken toation. the -- baked to eggs. dunkin donut will be using cage free eggs. they will get 5% from cage free chickens. they say they are planning to stop using pork from suppliers who keep pigs in small breeding cages. west nile virus cases are spreading in california. >> and in weather we cooled off a little bit today. coming up the temperature change for tomorrow and the hottest day of the up coming weekend.
this year is the worst on record when it comes to west nile virus in the united states and in san francisco they got their first human case of west nile virus in years. ktvu's david stevenson is here now and tells us what the city is pouring down storm drains to deal with this program. david? >> reporter: a program that puts a chemical in the storm drains is aimed at fighting west nile virus. >> reporter: making a special
delivery. designed to kill mosquito eggs growing down below. >> we keep a watch over these. the problem is stagnant water in parks. >> reporter: the program is important now, san francisco last week recorded its first case of human west nile virus in 7 years. >> the tip of the ice burg. >> reporter: officials last week found one that tested positive for the virus. mosquito transmit the virus from birds to human. there are more san franciscans infected than they are aware of. >> only 1-5 will develop a illness and 1-150 will develop the severe encephalitis. the u.s. is experiencing the largest outbreak of west nile virus since 13 years ago.
as of yesterday there are 165 incidents in california. san francisco isn't hospitable for mosquito. >> people are speculating about climate and -- and then rainfall and mosquito density. it is hard to know why we are having it at this time. >> reporter: officials say the san francisco west nile virus victim acquired it in the bay area and is now recovering at home. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >> more details on the fight to contain west nile virus. crews will go into brentwood tomorrow night spraying to kill mosquitoes. here is a map of the spraying area. south of loan tree way. starts at sunset and ends at 11:00 p.m. this is the 7th time they have
sprayed since june. the city that launched launched the zip car rolls out a new way to get around. >> we give you scoot. >> this morning they introduced the first network of shared electric shooters in san francisco. they tested it over the summer and now opening up to the public. mayor ed lee says it helps go green. >> if you want to go around the city at 30 miles per hour, it will be less than half of the power of a toaster. 850 miles a gallon. >> there are 60 scooters at four locs south of market with plan -- locs south of -- locations south of market. they are $5 an hour or $10 a day. san francisco is the best
city in the country. 100 of the nation's largest city. second was seattle followed by washington, d.c. and boston. portland rounds out the top -- rounds out the top 5. despite a drop in prices some are predicting the price of gold could hit $3,000 an ounce. they are predicting it in the next two years. gold's rally will gather strength over the long term. today it was down 1% to $1,747 an ounce. a new book out tomorrow. called the casual vacancy. it is set in a english village. it is number one online. there is hope for fans of happy pot -- "harry potter," she
might write another one if she comes up with a fabulous idea. a cute clip. take a look at this. [ crying ] [ music playing ] [ laughter ] >> her mother says the star wars team on her cell phone works every time. this video is a huge hit on the internet. it has been viewed 500,000 times. >> he should have reasons to smile with mark tamayo's forecast. >> time of year we talk about warm up. big change. by the weekend, few spots back up to the upper 90s. today not too much change. clear skies out there. haze. and, of course, the fog hugging
parts of the shoreline. here is the latest. fog around pacifica, san francisco, san rafael. clear skies in the bay, but the fog marches in over the next 3- 4 hours. as mentioned, temperatures didn't change much from yesterday. big 30 degree temperature range. warm numbers in the 80s towards fairfield, antioch and livermore. livermore 87 degrees. forecast headlines tonight, partly cloudy skies, coastal fog that will be increasing. tomorrow morning fog. it will be on the mild to warm side and the weekend, more sunshine. saturday and sunday, temperatures are going up. thursday, not too much change. latest on the satellite, clouds to the south and west. high clouds over night. but tomorrow cool temperatures
for the coast. warm number's inland. warmer for your thursday. by friday and the weekend, high pressure returns and the sinking air, that is warming air and that with a breeze warms us up. inland, mid-90s. sunday will be the hottest day of the weekend. beaches clear as well, especially by sunday. that is when temperatures warm up into the 70s and we cool off next week. forecast model, increase in the fog coast side and around the bay. we will have patchy fog first thing tomorrow morning. into the afternoon, skies becoming partly cloudy skies for the coast. still patchy fog for the shoreline. more sunshine inland. warmest locations on track to reach the upper 80s to 90 degrees. highs for your thursday
afternoon. oakland 72. 90 brentwood. san jose 68y -- 68 degrees. here is a look ahead, your five- day forecast with your bay area weekend in view. we warm up by friday. saturday it will be hot inland. beaches warm up to the mid-70s, especially by sunday. and this will have an impact on our fire danger. at 6:00 p.m., more about that. air quality comes down a bit. >> thank you. preparingpreparing for the worst. >> where is my husband? >> how an event 40 years ago inspired a drill this morning at san francisco international airport. with bacon & cheese soup tato says it's 100 calories a serving. that's right. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. my world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon...creamy cheese...
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landed in the bay. officials say since the airport is surrounded by water it makes sense to prepare. >> concerns about a plane going down in the bay, let's hope it never happens, but we have to be prepared for it. will it overwhelm our resources? absolutely. >> it is not unheard of. you will remember he became a hero when he made the landing on the hudson. the national park service announced today it picked a contractor to repair the wash monument. a earthquake damaged it last year leaving cracks in the walls. it will cost $15 million with half of the money coming from private donation. work is set to begin in
november. dozens of volunteers turned out for the yosemite national park face lift today. it helps clean up the park after the busy summer season. it continues through the weekend. last year 1300 volunteers collected more than 4,000 pounds of garbage. arrested, suspected of poisoning his girlfriend and tonight the charges have been dropped. >> and this earthquake did little damage there but it made a big impact half way across the globe. the unusual earthquake activity that geologist just discovered.
good evening. i am. hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. a 11-year-old shooting victim is back home today after a bullet struck him while he slept. ktvu's paul chambers is live where he spoke with the boy about the fear he is feeling tonight. >> reporter: police tell us the house was targeted but no more
details. the answer is not sitting well with the family and neither is police. >> reporter: luis hernandez was all smiles even though he has a bullet lodged in his back. his father helped him back into his home a place where he was shot while in bed. >> i am happy but i don't want to sleep in the same room because i am scared. >> reporter: that is shared by the family. >> i don't want my kids here no more. like bringing my son back. >> reporter: 1:00 a.m. last thursday morning they fired 16 bullets. today he is holding his sister and thankful he is alive. >> i want to thank the teachers and the principal who came to visit me. the family wanted to thank mayor jean quan who visited luis hernandez in the hospital. but there is one group they are not happy with. >> i haven't spoke to the police. they haven't