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fatal crash. the investigation continues. second hour of morning news starts now. good morning. thank you for joining us on this monday morning july 15th i'm pam cook. >> good morning, i'm brian flores in for dave clark. let's get a check of the morning weather and traffic. >> gusts to 30. you can see there is a lot of low clouds there. it's making a pretty good push inland. 50s and 60s coast and bay. here is sal. >> good morning. we do have a fatal crash they are getting read deso so of it.
they are sending a team to investigate. moving along and taking a look at the bay privilege bridge an early morning fire damaged six apartments. paul chambers has been live at the scene. you spoke to someone who was evacuated. >> yes i spoke to a battalion chief. this was a three alarm fire and had about 55 firefighters out here. not as many right now. it started in the corner apartment right there on the second floor and it quickly spread allove and be-- above and below. if you take a look at video here. one resident told us he heard an ear piercing sound which he thought was from batteries and dying in his fire alarm. however, he later found out it was a fire alarm system for the entire building. fire officials say they were
told the fire started on the second floor. as i said it quickly spread above and below that spot. by that time people from several units left their apartment and headed to safety. >> other people were seeing the same thick. everybody's apartment. the fire alarms in our building went off at the same time. so we were just down there for 20 minutes until we realized that there was actually a fire. >> what we have is some fire that got into a mechanical chaseway. running between the first and third floor. at this point we have six units potentially involved. and some form of smoke or water damage. >> reporter: fire officials say this was an accidental fire. it started in a clothes drier and might have been ignited when lint caught on fire. six units were damaged. however, no one was injured. basically back out here live firefighters are cleaning up. doing the final touches right here. we will stay on top of this and bring you the very latest.
once again they are basically in their trucks cleaning up around here. i think it's pretty much over. those six units people living in those units have been helped by the red cross. live in san mateo i'm paul chambers ktvu channel 2 news. >> protestors took to the streets of oakland to denounce a verdict. once again they ended in violence and vandalism. alex savidge is getting a look at the damage this morning. alex. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of smashed up store fronts everywhere you look here. this is just one example. this is the front window smashed up here at the oakland disstore. this is a locally owned clothing store. obviously hit breath hard. last night it was a heated demonstration. of course sparked by that not guilty verdict for george zimmerman.
now last night our cameras followed a couple hundred protestors as they moved through this area. obviously quite a bit of damage was done to store fronts. there was one person we saw who was taken into custody. this morning a police officer with oakland. i have if you do it this morning a lot after -- two straight nights of protests. we'll go to break here. we'll be back shortly.
welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. across the bay in san francisco demonstrations against the george zimmerman verdict were peaceful. >> hundreds of people took to the streets in downtown yesterday as you can imagine they carried signs with trayvon martin's picture and marched down powell street to union scare. san francisco police operations say no arrests were made. the march was organized by the group answer san francisco. in the meantime the legal battle may be over. the other charges that could still be filed against george zimmerman. go to ktvu.com for more video of the protests. just look for the zimmerman verdict section at the top of
our page. victims of the sfo plane crash will likely receive different amounts of compensation. sources say american passengers were serious injuries can expect to receive multimillion settlements in u.s. courts. but victims from other countries may have to -- result in smaller damages being awarded. 64 americans were on flight 214. the other 227 passengers are from china, south korea, canada, india, japan, vietnam, and france. 31 survivors of the plane crash at sfo have been reunited with their families in china. 26 students and five teachers from a chinese middle school returned home yesterday. three students from that school were killed in the crash.
a blood drive will be held today to help replenish the blood used in the crash. that center has been set up to help the victims of the huge apartment fire eight days ago. there one person was killed 20 others were injured including several firefighters. the fire also forced some 100 people from their homes. investigators are still trying to determine how the fire started. san francisco state university has expelled a fraternity following the county of a pledge. peter tran died. university officials decided to expel the fraternity from the campussen that is according to the examiner which also reports that an investigation continues into whether students who were at the party will be punished.
the university has also hired a nonprofit to raise awareness for student drinking. right now it's 6:09d. i want to check in with sal. >> i want to start with 80. 80 westbound looks good. but the university avenue overcrossing is closed. university avenue closed from berkeley west to sixth street. this is a hit and run. it's a fatal crash now. police will be doing their investigation. traffic on 80 westbound is getting by. westbound bay bridge that is backed up for a 20 minute delay. 20-25 minutes be no problems reported by chp.
let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. a very good morning. a very cloudy morning. there is no doubt about it sea breeze. gusts to 30 miles an hour for some. it is flying over the coastal hills and making a very impressive push inland. rather extensive fog bank along with mist and drizzle near the coast and bay. not a lot but there is a little bit there. source of all this is a weak area of low pressure. which is parking itself right near us. it will be here today and tomorrow. 50s on the temps. some of these are low. san francisco is 52. half-moon bay is in there as well. san rafael at 52. a little warmer near the peninsula. gusts to 36 last hour. napa is west. southeast wind down toward san jose. a little southeast there. a little westerly breeze toward livermore and hayward. sfo i think you get the idea that is the direction the wind
is coming from. 46 in tahoe. it's tough to break down that heat. but today and tomorrow will be a little cooler. there are signs the high pressure will slight back toward us. 70s around the area. 93 clearlake. santa rosa only 73. novato 74. still mid to upper 80s. walnut creek 81. oakland only 66. castro valley 73. 75 san jose. a lot of 50s and 60s. 72 wood side and menlo park. cooler on tuesday. does look like things turn a little on wednesday. warmer on thursday. could be much warmer by the weekend. it is working on getting
back into the america's cup race. the team says structure testing of their new boat has been completed. they hope to be back on the water by the end of next week. car pool lane violators high want to rethink breaking the rules. according to the mercury news despite what many signs indicate it's $491. many of the signs posted throughout the bay area you might have necessaried. list the fine of $271, $360, or $381. most of the post sides include the words minimum fine. five companies that formerly manufacture led paint is cede to go on trial today. ten california cities and counties are suing claiming the companies were aware of the dangers of led paint. led paint was used in homes up
until 1978 and linked to serious health issues in children. the companies be required to remove led paint from five million effected homes. former president george h.w. bush is returning to the white house today for a ceremony honoring volunteers with president obama. the two presidents will recognize the 5,000 point of light award winner. the former president created the award back in 1990 to encourage people to volunteer. >> the federal government is debating whether to file charges against zimmerman. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom the justice department could charge zimmerman with violating martin's civil rights. >> reporter: it is something that eric holder considered right after that deadly shooting. but he stepped aside so the
criminal case in florida could play out first. we just heard back from the justice department this morning. officials say they have limited jurisdiction to file charges in a case likethis. holder previously said it's difficult because would hato establish ziof mind. they have to know for sure there was a specific intent for a crime. holder is speaking at a luncheon in a few hours. but we don't know if he will answer any questions about a zimmerman case. he says i asker american to respect the call from two parents who lost their young son. as we do -- to widen the circle of compassion and using in -- and understanding in our own communities. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. egypt's new interim goth is quickly taking shape. mohammed is a former united
nations diplomat was sworn in as vice president. meantime thousands of supporters of former president mohammed morsi continue to protest. saying they won't leave until he he is restored to power. former president of south africa says nelson mandela could be charged. due to a lung infection. there has been an outpouring of support for mandela. thursday is his 95th birthday. >> picture of aaron hernandez has been taken down by the pro football hall of fame. several visitors complained about the 2010 photo of hernandez scoring a touchdown. last month he was arrested for the june 17th shooting of odin lloyd.
he has pleaded not guilty to the murder charges. the health department is announcing a state-wide recall on pistachios. food and drug officials says the drug treasured harvest may be contaminated with sal -- purchased between october 17th of near and and april 29th of this year. people who live in the areas hit by super storm sandy are being told they could see a big jump in their property taxes next year. so many buildings were destroyed along the coastlines of new jersey, new york, and kentucky there were fears of huge tax increases to make up for the loss in property taxes. the waves of federal aid made that unnecessary this year. but some local governments are now saying that after the federal aid runs out next year, they may have to increase property taxes on surviving
buildings. it's 6:17. let's check back in with sal for a look at traffic. a few problems out there. >> that is right. we are looking at the commute. it's getting a little slow to begin with. first of all at the toll plaza you will see traffic that is backed up to the 880 overcrossing. traffic is will be a little slow. and a little sluggish on the upper deck of the bay bridge. nothing too bad. we are looking at the senator mccain bridge. bridge-- we are look at the san mateo bridge. and if you are driving on the altamont pass we have slow traffic according to the red sensors pap lot of red -- sensors. a lot of red there. 6:18 let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. we do have a big fog bank. temperatures in the a 50s. you throw in a fresh westerly
breeze and you can see the low cloud deck. some of this will be slow to burn off. bigger fog bank. cooler today and tomorrow. wednesday looks like that betweener day. there are some areas. it's really tough to cool those areas down this time of year. once the heat sets up it's really tough. today will be cooler for everybody. a little low punching in right near us. it's weak but doesn't take much this time of year. low clouds and fog. cooler. some of that morning drizzle. i wouldn't say mist and drizzle but be there is a little. 50s to 80s. cooler into tuesday. inland temps will continue to drop. we warm it up slightly wednesday. warm to hot for the upcoming
weekend. this morning the commerce department reports retail sales increased in june. sales were soft in home improvement and department stores. so the final number was about half of what many analysts expected. but car sales were up 1.8%. which is the biggest gain since last november. retailers not making a big push for back to school shopping season. most stores say they are -- usually they increase ordered to about 10%. that could mean stores run short of items. >> back to school already. >> i don't want to think about it. i'm enjoying summer. coming up fans of the royal family anxiously awaiting the new baby's arrival. pam included. how the palace plans on spreading the good news. >> bay area hopefuls preparing for american idol season 13. what advice organizers are getting. of course you can wake up with ktvu every morning.
channel 2 morning news. it's 6:23. happening right now transit officials are warning drivers in southern california that today's commute could be a nightmare after that tanker fire shut down part of the busy freeway interchange. the interstate five interchange with state route 2 in downtown los angeles has been closed since saturday. after a truck carrying 8500 gallons of gas overturned. the freeway may not open until tomorrow and that means 150,000 drivers who normally take that route will have to find another way to get to work. zoo keepers at sacramento zoo are grieving the loss of a beloved snow leopard. 20-year-old san tee was one of the oldest in captivity. she had be put down after suffering severe traumatic injuries to her back. the wound indicates aggression to shawntee and the young male that has been living with her.
>> we want to make sure they can interact with one another naturally. the downside of that there are many hours in the day we can't necessarily monitor every single intersections. >> the zoo keepers made the decision to euthanize shawntee. excitement is brewing for american idols hopefuls as registration for season 13 begins today at at & t park. awe dictions will be tomorrow -- auditions will be tomorrow. organizers are warning participates to register today as spaces quickly get filled up. no overnight camping will be allowed inside or outside of the ballpark. right now it's 6:25. i want to check in with sal. we are looking at the east bay and the south bay. well really the entire bray. starting off this morning. and we're looking at just the
way we like et there now i do want to mention that i mentioned the east bay year westbound westbound a lot of the ever all right virginia, thank youen unless you are well, well inland. like ukiah and lake county. tough, tough, tough. the fog just doesn't reach you. but most locations will. there is a really strong sea breeze and delta breeze. almost everybody has a west wind. 50s and 60s coast and bay. very soft 70s. and then some 80s. pam. thank you, steve. 6:26 is the time. royal baby watch continues as the duchess of cambridge is due. until reports that kate
middleton has gone into labor. once the baby is born they will post a tweet, hang a sign at the palace, and notify the media. each day more reporters continue to swarm the hospital. it is now 6:26. a rally to help. smash windows and vandalize downtown oakland. after two straight nights of angry protests over the acquittal of george zimmerman. and the opening bell about to ring on wall street. couple earnings reports in and economic news that could send stocks up pretty high. look at 'em.
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. a little quiet but they ring the opening bell there in new york. it looks like a pretty good day. now that we have decent news on retail sales we just talked about. citi group in with earnings. the banks have done very well. they have a 26% rise in their numbers and that stock looks like it is going to open up. i a looking at it right now. it looks like -- there is the opening bell live. it looks like citi group will open up about 2.5%. a lot of stocks to watch today. we will get you the business news in a moment. time now is 6:30. thank you for joining us here on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. i'm brian flores. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. >> we are following breaking news where an accident is causing headaches for drivers. >> it is the university avenue
over crossing the interstate 80. just after 5:00 this morning police say a man was hit and killed by a driver who fled the scene. they are still looking for that driver. but the berkeley police public information officer told us that indeed someone was killed in this crash. the city's fatal accident investigation team has arrived and it will be closing off part of university avenue overcrossing there to do that investigation. again we have no more information we don't know what kind of car they are looking for. but we do know that this is a good area to avoid. you might want to think about using ashby avenue as an alternative. so far you can see 80 -- at 6:31 let's go back to the desk. sal, thank you. meantime the acquittal of george zimmerman in florida is leading to more violence and vandalism here in oakland. alex savidge is getting a look at the damage this morning.
he joins us live. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of business ordinary reasons here in the downtown area have a lot of cleanup to do. quite a bit of damage everywhere you look. this is one store front that was smashed up here last night or over the weekend during two straight nights of demonstrations. all of it people upset about the acquittal of george zimmerman in the shooting death of trayvon martin. our cameras are there late last night and early in the morning as a group of protestors moved throughout downtown spray painting buildings. we watched as one person was taken into custody by officers but police told me this morning there was no information on the arrest or why it took place. protestors did block several intersections at various points. forcing drivers to turn around. and at one point our photographer who was shooting the crowd felt threatened by
the crowd and went behind a security at one local business. that is when about 400 or so people got together at frank ogawa plaza to express their outrage with zimmerman's acquittal. >> we're all americans. we're all human. and we should all be angry. >> it was a tray city. zimmerman should have been guilty. >> reporter: at one point there was airgraph of demonstrators urging people to remain calm and not to commit in the acts of vandalism. i spoke to the police about how much damage was done. right now there is until estimate on the cost. as you drive throughout the down tear area you see -- downtown area you see a lot of store fronts that look like
that. alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. oakland mayor jean quan is reacting to the state. dishonored another -- this unacceptable as well. we will not tolerate violence in our city. >> hundreds of people took to the streets in san francisco following zimmerman's acquittal. many carried signs with trayvon martin's picture as they marched down powell street. the demonstration was peaceful. >> me and my friends were upset. we all cried last night because nothing has changed. >> saturday night there was an impromptu march in the mission district adds well. organizers say it sistered small but grew to some 400
people. the verdict in the zimmerman case sparked protests all across california. this was the scene in downtown sacramento yesterday where dozens of demonstrators gathered for a peaceful protest. in los angeles police arrested several protestors there. the mayor of l.a. called for peace on twitter after some people broke off from a peaceful march and threw rocks and officers. officers responded by firing nonlee to -- >> all tragedies are converted to a good and positive nature.
>> following the verdict both posted messages on twitter thanking people for their support and saying how much they love their son. oakland police continue to search for a missing toddler as her father is released from jail. more than 30 volunteers helped search the >> these were -- this is an area we are searching. da i? he was released on barts 400,000 daily riders could be facing a second strike. they will resume their contract talks sometime this afternoon. a union spokeswoman tells ktvu news the two sides are still far apart.
they have until august 4th to come to an agreement or union workers could walk off the job once again. union ship sales starts again. authoritying annual pass will cost about $ill 88en >> roadwaying a -- 6:37 is the time. sal a little dark for us. right now at the toll plaza if you have to drive there, there is a little bit of a crowd. it's not as full as it forrally is. there is still plenty of space. metering lights came on a half hour ago. there is a backup stretching across the 880 over crossing there.
if you are driving on interstate 880, you can see for yourself here traffic in both directions is look good. it's a little crowded on 880 southbound. and this morning we've seen a lot of activity on the road sensors. i just moved the map over here. it does get better by the time you reach dublin. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. a very good cloudy monday morning. i would say 95% of the forecast area will cool down. inland areas in the 80s. fog has come way up here. making a pretty strong surge. and pretty decent sea breeze. cooler pattern today and tomorrow. bigger fog bank being held along a little low coming in. enhancing that fog bank.
started sunday. i saw the sun once this weekend. [ laughter ] well inland areas though there is 35-40-degree spread. low 50s for many. santa rosa is in there. san francisco. half-moon bay 50. that is a cold pattern. throw if a little mist. 26 gust to 33 out at fairfield. they had gusts to 36. west wind at napa. and a westerly breeze. a little southeast san jose. overall the trend is generally out toward the west direction. 46 in tahoe. the higher clouds from boost temperatures will be cooler. anywhere from 60s to 90s. clear lake 93. 87 antioch.
82 concord. 65 berkeley. 75 san jose. about warmer. 74 santa cruz. a lot of 50s and 60s on the coast. some areas won't breakthrough that fog bank. menlo park at 72. cooler for inland areas. continues on tuesday. level things off on wednesday. high pressure is in for a warm, hot upcoming weekend. >> thank you very much. time is 6:40. supporters of drakes bay are planning a rally o help fight for the farm to stay open. last november the beer -- the owner says a false study of environmental impact was the basis of the refusal. the happiest people in the company are right here. recently took a look at a
thousand key words. they were sorted into positive and negative groups and location. the study found the happiest people in the country are in napa. the top ten list also includes valley, santa rosa, and santa cruz. >> you can definitely tell people's moods by their tweets. 6:40 is the time. it is being called a silicon valley conspiracy. and more than five hours afterren early morning fire in san mateo. crews are still cleaning up. the household appliance that may have caused the fire. good morning. if you are driving on highway 4, you can see slow traffic here in the bay point area heading over to concord. it's also slow in antioch. [ male announcer ] you know that sizzler grills the world's best steaks.
after 5:00. they came upon a man that had been hit by a car. they found car parts but did not find the vehicle. they are treating this as a hit and run. that man was found today dead. they are looking at the investigation now. eastbound university avenue has been reopened and so have the off ramps. the freeway nearby is still moving along as normal. it's busy. county vie is trying -- ktvu is trying to get more information about this crash. time now 6:45. here's a quick look at the top stories we are following right now. victims of the sfo plane crash will likely receive different amounts of compensation -- serious passengers expect but victims from other nations may have to pursue their claims the
athis wases scene in downtown area late last night. the scene was much the same yesterday. early morning fire in san mateo damaged half a dozen apartments. it broke out around 1:00 a.m.. paul chambers chambers is live. >> reporter: you crews are leaving -- crews are leaving here right now. there was 55 firefighters out here for this three alarm fire. the fire started around 1:00 this morning. that is the same time one resident said he heard an ear piercing sound which he thought was from batteries dying in his
fire alarm. >> i actually took that off my ceiling and it didn't stop the noise. i realized it was just one thing on my wall. i didn't know what it was. >> reporter: fire officials were told the fire started on the second floor. the cause of the fire is accidental. an it may have started with something inside. >> could have been lint in the system. could have gotten hotter. >> as a reminder fire officials should say you should never remove your fire alarm system. a total of sixouts were damaged. mostly from water. no one was injured. back out here live one crew just left. they are basically right here on stand by. they are cleaning up the inside and heading out here after that. it is now in the hands of the
fire marshal to give us an exact cause. they believe it was lint inside a drier that sparked this fire. live in san mateo i'm paul chambers ktvu channel 2 news. meantime investigators are trying to determine the cause of a weekend fire. it started friday night. that is the company that has been selling animal and pet feed to farmers for the past 80 years. the exact cause remains a mystery. no one was hurt. friends and family of caldwell will be holding a vigil in hayward. it will begin at 4:30 this afternoon add the gas station where he was killed. the 25-year-old was shot two years ago while sitting in a car. police are still looking for -- time is 6:48.
sal is looking in at contra costa county. >> we have slow traffic here. according to the road sensors and chp we have slowing on highway 4 and antioch. and also as you come in 680 is moderately heavy. we are looking at the approach from the bay bridge into san francisco. that is backed up but it's not as full as it normally is. it's a 10-15 minute belie. the livermore valley has -- if you happen to southbound 880 some slowing as you pass 92. let's go to steve. sal, thank you. lots of low clouds in place. there has some around the bay. and on the coast a little drizzly and cold for some. fog up and down the coast and making a rather significant
push inland as well. helped along by a little throw. so a and yo can see the serge on that. that there are chilly lows. a little warmer toward the south bay and peninsula. i don't want to say the forecast or the temperature for the city is done, but when you start off at 52 and there is this much fog, i think officially it will come in around 60. yesterday was only 61 degrees. a little low will be with us today and tomorrow. so morning mist or drizzle. a little windy at times. especially gusts 32 plus. pittsburgh out to travis as well. 50s and 60s and 70s and 80s.
it will be misall the way into wednesday. a federal judge says two bay area film makers are now out of the class action lawsuit claiming several bay area companies conspired to not poach workers from each other. they sent the judge a letter saying they settled the charges. terms are not being released. the lawsuit claims seven bay area companies stopped competition and caused employees to jump to other jobs. the minons of despicable me 2 ran off with $40 million. total global earnings top $442 million. the adam sandler comedy grown
welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. numbers are dipping down after futures were positive all morning long. there is some decent economic news this morning and retail sales earn earning -- sales and earnings reports. analysts skeptical. numbers down. live look at the big board. dow is off about four points. autopsy is scheduled today for glee actor corey monteith. he was found dead inside a hotel room on saturday afternoon. he was from canada and visited the area often. in april monteith voluntarily checked himself into a treatment center admitting he had substance abuse issues. he was seen with friends the night before his death but came back to his room alone. san francisco international
airport is planning major improvements in the year ahead. they include building a new air traffic control tower, improving the baggage inspection systems. they plan to raise the money by saling more than $500 million worth of bonds. those bonds would be paid off by landing fees and money raised from airpost parking and concessions. good news for ferry commuters. two additional round trips have been added to the schedule. ferries are packed with summer tourists and loading up all of their bicycles were causing delays. the hope is it will keep ferries on time. the number of home foreclosures in napa is topping. a toe so that is -- the county government efforts to reduce
foreclose juries -- foreclosures. giants manager bruce bouchee named sergio romo to the team. he has 21 saves and 24 attempts so far this year. he joins marco scutaro, buster posey, and madison bumgarner. you can see the game right here. coverage starts at 4:30 tomorrow afternoon. time now 7:00. we want to follow breaking news right now in berkeley. let's go to sal with more. >> our news crews have arrived at the scene of this fatal hit and run accident that happened just after 5:00. the police are on the scene. and they are still letting people off the freeway but there are some lanes closed here on university avenue near
interstate 80 freeway. ktvu janine de la vega will have a live report from this scene coming up on mornings on 2. let's take a look at interstate 80 this traffic looks good. very foggy and cool to cold by the coast. and bay side 60s inland. 70s and 80s. temperatures coming down today and tomorrow. also coming on mornings on 2 that breaking news from berkeley. police searching for the driver responsible for a deadly hit and run. a jury's decision in florida leads to more trouble on the streets of oakland. 2500 miles away. i'm totally in love with the avocado on this sub.
>> reporter: we're live in berkeley where traffic is being diverted on a major roadway while police investigate a deadly accident. >> reporter: a lot of boarded up windows this morning in downtown oakland. the cleanup continuing of a two straight nights of angry demonstrations over the acquittal of george zimmerman. an early-morning fire on the peninsula forces several families out of their families.