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a fire is burning at a recycling plant. you see the smoke. interstate 5 has been closed in both direction at highway 4. firefighters say high winds are causing the flames to spread. a house caught fire and railroad wood is also burning. to developing news out of washington, d.c. where a car chase led to a shooting and a lock down. this is video of the chase after a woman with a child inside the car sped away from the secret service. >> it began with the woman trying to breach white house security on 15th and e. the driver didn't get through and was chased for 12al city blocks. her -- 12 city block. her car hit another car. justin gray joins us live from washington, d.c., he was there during the chase and has information on the
investigation and also reaction from witnesses. justin? >> reporter: we could hear those alerts over the loud speakers here at the capitol, warning us to shelter in place because that woman was driving, being chased by police from the white house here to the capitol with a one-year-old child inside the car. gun shots ringing out just steps from had you say capitol. this shows the police chase that started when a female driver tried to ram a barricade at the white house and headed straight to the capitol. >> first i ducked and i peered out and saw these guys. >> reporter: you couldb see the smashed police car. a -- you could see the smashed car. a police officer was injured, a secret service agent also hurt.
senators and their staff worked. the senate and house were both in session so members of congress and staff were immediately told to take cover and shelter in place. >> we heard 3, 4, 5 shots. and the police officer told us to turn around and go back and to find of crouch behind cars. >> reporter: both officers are expected to recover and there was a one-year-old child in the car during the chase. the child was taken to the hospital but expected to be okay. >> this appears to be an isolated matter with at this point no nexes to terrorism. -- nexus to terrorism. it looks like security otthe white house and capitol hill work -- at the white house and capitol hill worked the way it was supposed to.
live in washington, justin gray, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we have more coverage online for you on www.ktvu.com under hot topics. we are now less than an hour away from a red flag warning going into effect as the winds are getting stronger creating a dangerous combination. a live picture of mount diablo. bone dry. >> a look at the hills in the south bay. a similar picture. dry hills and the strong winds have firefighters on alert. we have live team coverage, ktvu's john fowler in contra costa county with more on the fire danger. >> but we begin with mart t who tell -- mark tamayo who tells us why we are concerned. >> these are strong winds so as a result fire danger will be increasing over night and friday morning. winds speeds picking up for the
bay area this afternoon and right now taking a look at the current wind reports. these are sustained winds coming up and they are from 10- 20 miles per hour. wind advisory kicking in. fairfield winds out of the north, 26 miles per hour. this is the dominant wind direction right now. lasting, peaking tonight and early friday morning. oakland, sfo, winds at 20 miles per hour. san jose winds at 17 miles per hour. as far as that red flag warning this begins at 6:00 p.m. for the mountains, east bay hills, delta, and the north bay hills as you can see here. winds topping 40 miles per hour, especially above 1,000 feet and it is very dry out there. low humidity 10-20%. coming up in 10 minutes a look at the timing of the winds and we will highlight the warmest
day of the week. >> the red flag warning has contra costa county firefighters on alert tonight. ktvu's john fowler is live with the changes the weather is prompting. >> reporter: we are in pittsburg adjacent to open space and homes. you can see the dry area here, north, gusty winds coming dangerously right now. the east bay hills are covered with dry grass and brush surrounding homes. a recipe for daster. we are seeing -- disaster. we are seeing winds 22 miles per hour. humidity 20%. the red flag warning in effect in less than an hour. >> we have teen a lot of fire -- seen a lot of fire behavior this year and here in october, typically october, late october is when california experiences the worse fire behavior. >> reporter: firefighters on
alert right now and in less than 3 hours contra costa county, pinole and east county plan to boost staffing for the fire conditions. tonight and into saturday morning. budget cuts have all the agencies below normal staffing levels. at 6:00 p.m. the irony and the outrage at this now closed fire station. reporting live, john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >> you can track the winds and temperatures on www.ktvu.com and click on weather and sign up to receive severe weather alerts. the man accused of kidnapping and killing sierra lamar was back in court today. his attorneys say they have had trouble getting all the documents and evidence in the case. it looks like the defense is going to claim this is a missing person's case.
he is due back in court next month. she first went missing march 16, 2012. she was arrested two months later on may 21. he appeared in court several times but hasn't entered a plea. her body has never been found but volunteers continue to search for her. two builders were evacuated after a gas leak. a construction crew punctured a pipe this morning. officials say workers called the fire department and they smelled gas and heard hissing. >> this one had a significant sound. there was a lot of gas escaping. it was flowing for over an hour. >> pg&e crews capped the leak. no one was hurt. police are investigating a shooting and robbery attempt in the mission district. it happened around 4:15 p.m. this morning at 18th and
mission streets. someone shot at a car belonging to a limo company and then at least one, maybe two men tried to rob the driver. he was able to escape the crash afew blocks away. he was -- a few blocks away. he was treated but the driver is not cooperating with investigators. authorities are trying to find out more about the suspect or suspects. twitter has unsealed the documents for its anticipated initial public offering. they are hoping to raise a billion dollars. its revenue for this year was $253 million. that is doubled compared to last year, however they have been losing money, $79 million last year. to bart strike. we are a week away from the october 10 deadline when the 60 day cooling off period will
expire. today we learned after six months of negotiations the only agreement has to do with how pensions will be handled. ktvu's tom vacar is live with more. >> reporter: you have to do a combination of three things and the three things have to be there, a combination of pension, pay and healthcare. >> reporter: bart riders we met are not hopeful. >> i am not optimistic it will be worked out. >> i think it is all games. all about the money. >> reporter: why after six months can't they make a deal? this is how much the unions want from bart. but this is how much bart wants to give. no matter how it is sliced up. the slices have been changed many times and the pies have gotten smaller or larger because of counter proposals but there will not be a deal
till both pies are the same size. >> yesterday the unions made their third counter proposal on the economic package. and so far bart has yet to give us a new package in the last 53 days. >> two people who are facing each other 20 paces apart. one takes 7 steps forward and the other takes another step forward and another and another. >> reporter: getting to the middle requires the most basic issue. >> we are still split on four year contract versus a three year contract. that is very important. >> reporter: important to bart, important to the unions but most important to 400,000 bart riders. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news.
>> the last bart strike was terrible for commuters. at 6:00 p.m. where public opinion stands and the role riders are playing. happening now, hockey fans fired up about the new season for the san jose sharks that begins tonight. you can see here a pre-game rally going on outside the shark tank, music, fan give aways, food, 70s for kids and adults -- activities for kids and adults. the sharks take to the ice at 7:00 p.m. this evening against the canucks. serious questions about a deadly bike accident in san francisco. why bicyclists say police botched the investigation. >> plus a $28 million renovation at a he can, why a program normally the victim of budget cuts -- high school, why
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back now a breaking news where crews are attacking a three alarm fire at a apartment complex. ktvu's cara liu just arrived on the scene. is the fire still burning? >> reporter: it wases when we left to come over here. i talked to a family a few minutes ago. they were driving home when they saw the smoke and flames. this is a three alarm fire at a apartment complex in sunnyvale. the fire must have been going for some time before anyone called 911. it was so bad by the time firefighters got here it was
engulfing a second story apartment and the roof was in danger of collapsing. they don't know if the cause may have been electrical, or something else but several families may have lost everything, inchewedding a family of three -- including a family of three we talked to minutes ago. >> no one called. >> what was going through your mind when you saw your apartment was on fire? >> how would you feel if your house was on fire? >> firefighters confirmed a small dog was rescued from the burning building and as far as they know nobody was injured. california street is shut down right now and police are asking everyone to avoid this area. but we know several families, apartments are damaged and probably beyond repair. cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news.
we have new details about a emergency landing this morning in san jose. the landing happened about 8:00 a.m. this morning during the morning commute in a busy intersectionbs and luckily no one -- intersection and luckily no one was hurt. the plane just took off for a lesson when the engine couldn't produce enough power. the pilot landed the plane just east of the read hill view airport. ktvu's robert handa is live with what happened after speaking with the pilot of the plane. >> reporter: it isn't even that easy tomaneuver -- to maneuver a car here but somehow the pilot who had engine trouble managed to land safely. he told me the problem was simple. >> the plane wasn't producing power to maintain attitude and
that is it. >> reporter: he says she correct and also -- he is correctt and too modest. >> he -- correct and too model. >> he dade good job -- he did a good job. >> reporter: after a check of the airplane there were no signs of obvious problems but the faa will do a complete investigation. >> i would say carburetor ice, it was cool this morning. >> reporter: he can't talk about the incident till he meets with the faa and he didn't consider himself a hero. >> you train for it. it is a plan b. >> reporter: it is important to understand flying is safe and pilots are prepared when a plan
b is needed. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. a walmart store is closer to expanding with the approval of construction plans. it has been six months when they won the court battle. walmart delivered plans to the city. once the city sign off on the plan they hope to award a contractor bid and start work next year. the ban on plastic bags remain in effect that after the supreme court declined to uphold the ban. they had appealed the ruling. the bag ban covers stores in the county. turning to our coverage of the red flag warning that goes into effect at 6:00 p.m. tonight. this is a live look at the dry
hills. but look at how our camera is jumping around. let's go 92 amark tamayo in -- let's go to mark tamayo now. >> this is the beginning. we are talking about strong gusts, especially for the higher terrain, around the delta. right now on the maps, we are in the clear with mostly clear skies for the bay area. winds the big story. with fire danger. you can see winds out of the north 26 miles per hour. more reports, san jose, winds at 17. sfo 20 miles per hour. and winds continue to pick up for tonight and early tomorrow morning. current temperatures are in the 60s to the lower 70s. right now 74 in livermore. san jose right now mostly sunny skies, 70 degrees and san jose tomorrow, lots of sunshine.
morning lower 50s. nice recovery into the afternoon, upper 70s to near 80 degrees by 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. for friday afternoon. tonight mostly clear, windy. winds around 25 to 35 miles per hour. here is a live look. live camera towards oakland, no fog out there. fog free with the dry winds. the red flag warning we talked about this, beginning in a few minutes at 6:00 p.m. winds bumping up the fire danger for tonight and tomorrow morning and lasting through saturday morning and temperatures tomorrow reach 70 degrees for the coast, warmest locations inland, 80s. there is the orange. the warming trend continues into the weekend. the wind advisory compliments the red flag warning in place till 3:00 p.m. friday afternoon. 7:00 p.m.
tonight to 7:00 p.m. friday for the strongest winds, 40 to 50 miles per hour. over night lows, tomorrow in the low 50s. lots of clear skies out there and gusty winds above 1,000 feet and towards the delta, will be a blustery first thing tomorrow morning. warming trend continues. sinking air is warming air, that keeps the fog a stranger, even for the beaches. beacher upper 60s to near 70 -- beeches upper 60s -- beaches upper 60s to near 70s. tomorrow, san francisco, upper 70s. 78 degrees. santa rosa 84. san jose 83 degrees. you will notice the bump in the temperatures tomorrow. look ahead, your five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view the warming continues into saturday. thankfully by saturday, the winds back off so fire danger
drops off. but it will be dry out there. sunday cooling continues into monday and tuesday and tonight and tomorrow morning, winds and the fire danger. >> thank you. music lovers are gearing up for the blue grass festival in golden gate park and there is no shortage of big names. >> the three day festival begins at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow morning with mv hammer, bonny ray, chris isaac. it was founded by san francisco philanthropist who died two years ago. it takes place in an area of the park named after him. the president isn't holding back when assigning blame for the government shut down. who he says is responsibility and the latest move by republican lawmakers. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> all eyes on the oakland a's but is the stadium ready for
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this afternoon, the bus was carrying 40 students from the san jose high school. a white truck was taking a left turn when it hit the bus. the truck then hit an suv. three stupidities were taken to the -- three students were taken to the hospital and the suv driver was also taken to the hospital. the government shut down marked its third day with no signs of progress in the stalemate between republican and see democrats. president obama said it is the fault of speaker of the house john boehner. >> the only thing preventing people from going back to work and research starting back up and getting loans, the only thing that is preventing all that right now from happening today, in the next 5 minutes is that speaker of the house john boehner won't even left the bill get a yes or no vote because he doesn't want to
anger the extremist in his party. that is all. that is what this whole thing is about. >> on the flip side republican congressman is blaming president obama. >> 5 years president obama has carried an i won, it is my way or the highway attitude and he hasn't reached across the aisle to republicans who were also elected to solve the maimer problems -- major problems facing this country. it led us to this shut down. >> the republican controlled house continues to pass measures funding part but not all of government and the senate refuses to consider anything except for a bill that would fund the entire government. with the government shut down in its third day investors sold stocks across the board
today. >> the dow is down 136 to 14,996. the nasdaq is down 40 at 3,774. the s&p is down 15 to 1,678. hiring is underway for a new restaurant in concord. the lazy dog restaurant. part of a southern california chain that allows dogs at the outdoor tables. they are tiring 200 people. construction is almost done with plans to open in november. bicyclists let their voices be heard today. >> an accident at this intersection leads to angry words for officers. why some say police are biases against bicyclists. >> the death of a young mother spur as community call for change. the gathering today and why her killer hasn't been charged. >> and bad news for mayor jean quan. what a poll found about her
accident at this intersection. a bike rider was struck and killed by a deliver truck in san francisco and now the victim supporters are raising questions about how the police handled the investigation. ktvu's david stevenson tells us bike riders say police were too quick to place blame. >> reporter: they are still angry about how officers responded to the accident here and that led to tough questions today for top police brass. >> reporter: a ghost bicycle adorned with a flower marks the san francisco intersection where he was killed august 14. the 24-year-old was struck by a delivery truck turning right. three bicycless and 10 pedestrians -- bicyclists bicyclists and 10 pedestrians have been killed this year. after a police officer told bicyclists he was at fault.
it took members to unearth video of the collision from a garage across the street. >> we acknowledge there were mistakes made in the investigation. >> reporter: bicyclists say police are quick to blame bicyclists. >> people who have been hurt and told by an officer you weren't hurt badly enough. >> reporter: she said was broad sided by a driver two years with ago. >> the police report said it was my fault and included a false quotation that was from me saying i had not stopped at the stop sign. it wasn't true. >> reporter: police acknowledge more needs to be done. the department is preparing a training video about bicyclist and traffic law. >> i do not believe there is a
bias. we enforce the laws. evenly for everyone. >> reporter: in the mean time the truck driver in the case hasn't been charged as the police department's investigation into the case continues. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. the california highway patrol is looking for a white truck involved in a road rage shooting last night on 880. it happened at 10:00 p.m. last night. the bullet hit the female passenger in the leg. the chp says the shooting followed a dispute between the driver and someone driving a white truck. >> there was an altercation that is under investigation, an altercation between two vehicles. one being a white truck. >> the victim's gun shot wound is not life threatening. the chp is sill looking for the white -- still looking for the
white truck. fire left one man dead. crews were called to the mobile home park just before 8:00 a.m. this morning by the time they got there flames were shooting out of the victim's home. a man was found dead inside. outrage at a community gathering in san francisco where people are marking the death of a mother who was run over by a park worker one month ago. ktvu's patti lee joins us from holly park. >> reporter: you can see by the turn out how much this incident impacted the community. at least 100 people here to honor christine svanemyr who was killed september 5. her husband is here. he is sitting on his knees in front of the flowers where his wife was run over by a san francisco parks and rec gardener on september fifth.
citizens say if a mom isn't safe here then something has to be done. right now they are presenting stories, amoshes to christine svanemyr. how great of a friend she was. they are going to start playing music. they want to know why the gardener who veered off the trail into the grass and ran over her hasn't been charged. we talked to the district attorney today and they said they are still evaluating the case along with police but auntil -- until they have enough information to make a solid case, he will remain uncharged and free on bail. reporting live in san francisco, palty l -- patti lee, ktvu channel 2 news. public support for mayor jean quan is at an all time low. support is lower than it was
for ron delms. the election is a year away but according the poll, 46% said they definitely would not reelect mayor jean quan. only 5% said they would vote for the mayor. the same poll showed 69% say crime is the worst thing about living in oakland. if you drive in the bay area you may know we have the worse road conditions in the nation. according to a report, 60% of san francisco's major streets are in poor condition. san jose is third. concord is 15th 15th. antioch is first for mid-size cities. santa rosa is third. state officials say the
back is all over. 150,000 checks have been delayed because of problems with the new processing system. she is one of them, we checked and she says she is still waiting for her check. as we reported last night she had just $3 left in her bank account but they said the back log has been cleared up so hopefully that will mean she will get her check soon. three people have another chance at life because of a woman. how friends and family are remembering kristina chesterman and how a decision she made years ago is changing lives today. >> a high school community is happy about this new theater, we will tell you why the district spent tens of thousands on the performing arts. >> first san francisco bay and now this craft is testing the
jersey. the bike has a special attachment securing it to pontoons. he hopes one day more people will use water bikes to travel across river. he made the trip in 45 minutes. he said he did it to prove it is practical. angles list lowered its subcription prices in key markets. the company's ceo was saying the price of a subscription is down to $10 in new york, chicago, san francisco and a few other markets. stock dropped 17% today. officials are facing a clash of values. a developer pants to build a -- wants to build a cobo complex with space for a grocery store.
but people want an affordable grocery store. the planning commission was set to take up the issue today. the san diego zoo's newest baby,erse it is being trained to meet people as an an -- baby, it is being trained to meet people as an animal ambassador. they are slow moving, plant eaters and sleep during the day. a renovation at one bay area high school. >> a peninsula high school commutey is giddy about this new -- community is giddy about this new theater. >> the group united airlines is helping travel during the
ktvu's john sasaki shows us why so much many went to an area that so many other districts are cutting. [ music ] >> reporter: the high school students danced their hearts out today but they can't wait to do it on the new stage. >> be able to perform in something so beautiful. >> reporter: the actors also eager to perform in -- actors are also eager to perform. >> gives students a chance to experience something in line with what they might experience in professional theater. >> reporter: the building remained but everything inside is different. >> it is moving. you can feel the energy in the room. >> reporter: this project was paid for with $28 million in bond money.
>> people go back to, you know, just the core subjects and cut out anything people consider the fluff. what they don't understand is the art brings. >> reporter: organizations will use the theater but the purpose will be serve as a venue for students to perform and learn. >> people don't understand the education transfers into everything else they do. >> we are enhancing it because it is one of our aspects here and we are lucky to be a part of it. >> reporter: the this is the sixth and final high school in the district to get the revamped theater. john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. governor jerry brown signed a law that lowers the property taxes for plots dedicated to
the growing of food. they must be three acres or less in size. united airlines offered free flights to keep a college football tradition going. the army navy game was in danger of being canceled because of the government shut down. united tweeted an offer to fly them to the navy campus in maryland for the game. the department of defense announced the game will go on but it is unclear if the offer still stands. our weather now. there is serious weather we need to discuss. a red flag warning going into effect. need to be careful out there. >> winds picking up right now and increasing tonight and tomorrow morning. that is why we have a wind advisory and the red flag warning. temperatures not a big issue today. today 60s and 70s. san jose 73 degrees. livermore high of 76 degrees. this was the scene this afternoon. if you are going for a bike
ride you will notice a breeze closer to the surface. increase in wind speeds above 1500, 2,000 feet. red flag warning till 6:00 saturday and gusts topping 40 miles per hour, especially above 2,000 feet. winds 26 miles per hour. oakland at 17 miles per hour. more reports, san jose 17 miles per hour. sfo we have the breeze winds right now at 20 miles per hour. as far as the current conditions out there. we have clear skies with winds ramping up. clear skies towards this, our camera, oakland, a chop, that is a reflection of the wind speed out there picking up in the waters. the winds peaking over night. high pressure off shore. this area of low pressure to the east, the pressure difference generates the strong winds. this happens this time of year
and that is why fire danger is a big concern for october. full sunshine tomorrow. temperatures in the 70ss and the 80s and gusty winds making a come back as well. the fire warning in place till saturday morning. temperatures for tomorrow morning 50s. bright colors return. the yellows represent the 70s. inland tomorrow low 80s. friday a good 5-10 degrees warmer than today's highs. highs in santa rosa 84 degrees. fairfield 83. vacaville 82 degrees. winds towards the delta developing. oakland high of 81. more 80s towards brentwood and livermore. san jose 83. sunny say 82 -- sunnyvale 82. san francisco, 78 degrees. and game one with the a's and
detroit tomorrow, snipe expected and -- sunshine expected and clear skies, temperatures around first pitch of 72 degrees. that is at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow night. here is your five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view, temperatures continue to warm up for saturday. cool things off coast side sunday and more cooling monday and tuesday. fire danger so far we talked about hot temperatures, lightning strikes, this is the first time we have strong winds, the winds a big concern tonight and friday. >> i think that was a light that popped. >> you handled it beautifully. >> thank you. three lives saved after a death, how one teen's decision years ago means part of her will live on. >> back now to -- julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> coming up a fire house is
getting even greener. the airport announced airport vehicles will use the first ever fuel made from waste products from land fields. the gas will be delivered to the stations. there are 600 buses, vans, taxis and other vehicles at the airport. the spirit of a young woman is living on after her death. friends and loved ones gathered to say good-bye to kristina chesterman after she was killed by a drunk driver last month. 700 of her friends and family members were at the church today. a 19-year-old drunk driver hit her while she was riding her bicycle near chico state university. the man who hit her is charged with manslaughter. today one of her friends called on his peers to stop before getting behind the wheel
impaired. >> you want to get home, you meant to do this but you can't be selfish and pult other lives on -- put other lives on the line. >> she signed up to be an organ donor and because of that three lives have been saved. a man received her kidney, a baby received her liver and another infant received another portion of her liver. the berkeley rep says she coming back to town. he starred in in paris. this time he will appear in a show based on two short stories. it is scheduled to run from january 25 to feb16 of -- february 16 of next year. the government shut down is effecting a restaurant in san francisco, the cliff house is
considered a concession air of the park service. yesterday they were told they could go home and there is a statement alerting customers about the closure. now at 6:00 p.m. breaking news from sunnyvale an apartment fire destroyed homes. we are getting an update from firefighters at the scene. >> bart riders have their say. the public opinion about the ongoing labor talks. >> and a wild police chase and gunfire on capitol hill. we talk with one lawmaker who had to shelter in place after the alarms went off. >> ktvu channel 2 news starts right now with breaking news. >> we are tracking two fires burning tonight. both have burned homes and threaten lives and they come as a red flag warning is taking effect with high fire danger tonight. jewel -- i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> it started at a recycling
plant this afternoon. this is a live look from above. the fire started at 3:30 p.m. today. large crates, bundles of paper, tractor-trailers and hay bails are all burning at the plant you can see there. and high winds have caused the flames to spread to a nearby home. authorities had to shut down part of i-5 at one point because of limited visibility. the lanes have now reopened but traffic in that area remains slow. >> now to sunnyvale. news chopper 2 is over head right now bringing live pictures of this developing scene. you see flames burned through the roof of this apartment building and there has been a fight there tonight. the red cross is on its way to help as many as a dozen families that may be out of their homes. you can see flames out here more than an hour after firefighters arrived at this apartment complex. the fire must have been burning
for a while because before anyone called 911 consider how big it was. the chief tells us six units were likely destroyed and all six lower units sustained water damage. >> firefighters are facing dangerous conditions tonight. a red flag warning is taking effect right now. mark tamayo is here to tell us more. >> the strongest winds of the fire season right now, a concern for tonight and friday morning. take a look at the wind speeds right now. these are sustained reports. winds northeast in santa rosa 15 miles per hour. fairfield, winds out of the north at 20 miles per hour. 5:00 p.m. wind gusts 38 miles per hour. the winds coming in out of this directioning and that trend continues foni