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5:00 a.m. on this tuesday morning. national coffee day, which is why i'm loading up. i'm eric thomas. >> it is a big, important holiday to partake for sure. i'm kristen sze. let's check in on the weather this it morning. >> you have to jet jump started. good morning, everybody. a live look from our tower camera showing you this beautiful sight of downtown. you notice the light bouncing off low clouds. the day ahead, sun is up at 7:03. let's get a check of traffic. >> good morning, you wake up like this. here's a look at the toll plaza.
the cars in those lanes have moved on. we have fast trackers and everybody trickling into san francis francisco. a nice flow heef. we have some construction downstairs. if you're leaving san francisco at treasure island, you'll find cones blocked off and it's going o to trickle farther to the east as well as you head into oakland. here's a quick look at the golden gate bridge. >> 5:01. planned parenthood goes head to e head with opponents on capitol hill. lawmakers are determined to defund the organization over allegations it sells fetal tissue illegally. janet has more. >> reporter: the house is schedule scheduled to vote on a bill today to strip away funding from the organization for a year unless they stop all abortions. planned parenthood's president is expected to defend her organization. . she said they donated for research adding it's a small
part of their work. republicans want a full investigation looking into nonprofit, its practices and how federal dollars are used. this is on the heels of a series of undercover videos leaked by the pro life group center for medical progress that allegedly shows planned parenthood employees discussing the illegal sale. the bill is likely to clear the house by a wide margin. president obama is unlikely to sign off on any bill that cuts money off from a woman's health organization. >> developing news one month after an inmate died inside the santa clara county jail, another inmate has been found dead. a male inmate was found passed out in his cell 10:30 yesterday morning. they could not resuscitate him. his name or cause of death has not been released. at the same jail a month e ago, three were arrested for murdering an inmate.
he died from blunt force trauma and internal bleeding. two are expected to enter pleas next month. a third is expected in court next week. the north branch will e reopen after a bedbug infestation. crews finished treating the building yesterday and will reopen at 10:00. officials closed the branch on friday after bedbugs were found in three locations inside the building. out of precaution, we'll check out the other branches this it thursday. bedbugs were found at a palo al to branch as well. the warriors journey to defend their nba title begins today with training camp. we are live in pleasant hill. fans can't get enough of them. >> reporter: it is time for the sporting goods store to move the warriors gear up to the front of the store because you know the fans will be ready to buy their warriors t-shirts and get ready
for the new season. training camp does start today, but yesterday the team greeted the media, which used to be a quiet day, but not anymore now that they are the defending nba champio champions. players say they know they are going to have an x on their back now. teams will be gunning for them. that is fine. they are ready for it and not complacent. steph curry says he's exercising his brain as well. >> mentally for us is going to be the biggest thing of how we approach this season with keeping our hunger and our fire and our vision. >> when you've been through it, you know what it takes. i'm excited with what we're bringing to the table this year and getting new guys acquainted and getting our groove right where he left off. >> if you're ready for a game, you don't have to wait long 37
the first preseason game is next week in san jose. the season doesn't start until october 27th. but the team says it is ready to go. will this be the last season in the east bay? that's something we'll be watching carefully. there's a fight to move the team to san francisco. there's also people pushing to keep the team here in oakland. that will be an interesting addition to the season. but for fans, they are ready to e see some basketball. they are going to start practicing today. reporting live, amy hollyfield. there's been a quick response to a new site for the warriors arena in san francisco. critics of the current mission bay location are proposing it be built a mile to the south along third street near peer 80. the golden state warriors hope to build the arena in the next few years but traffic and congestion would endanger people needing to get to three hospitals near the current
proposed location. the backers said the opponents don't speak for the neighborhood and certainly don't have anything to do with the warriors. they want the mission bay property for themselves, the statement said, and that's not going to happen. happening today 49ers linebacker ahmad brooks is scheduled to appear in court. he's accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman at a party. both were indicted last month. brooks remains under contract with the 49 rs. happening today president obama plans to meet with the cuban president in new york city. this encounter comes as the two go about the long and complex process of normalizing relations after decades of animosity. in december both leaders agreed to restore diplomatic relations. the u.s. recently eased rules for citizens who want to visit or do business in cuba. two innovators from the bay area are among 24 people who received genius grants from the
chicago bay's mcarthur foundation. he spent a decade creating leaves that photo cincinnati these. a computer scientist created an engine to analyze data beyond the capabilities of a traditional database. each will receive money over five years to spend any way they like. i'd like to see that infrance machine tackle "jeopardy." >> we have exact science here in weather. weather. let's check in with drew. >> meteorology is always exact. >> temperatures at the bart station if you're headed to mass transit, 60 in oakland. the same at sfo.
59 currently at concorde. as you step out the door on this tuesday morning, grab the jacket early on. temperatures starting o out in the 50s. by midday a bit of a breeze, but more in the way of sunshine. into the afternoon, still have that breeze but sunny skies and temperatures along the coast. inland we are in the 80s. a live look outside showing you the flags are waving just a bit with that breeze on shore. the e three-day forecast shows partly cloudy today. a dip in the temperatures on wednesday. it's cool for the last day of september. and on thursday, yes, there's a slight chance we could see sprinkles. thursday morning the best bet would be south of san francisco and south bay we'll keep our eye on it. enjoy the fall chill that will be with us. that's weather. let's get a check of traffic with lei la. >> as we look at san jose, starting here on 280. headlights are are coming away from 880. >> there's going to be some construction that's going to
take away lanes that last until 8:00 a.m. if you're traveling between the expressway and highway 85, that's where you're going to find the construction happening there. if you're traveling southbound here at 280 not going to be a problem. not seeing any cars. as we take you in, we have a little bit of slowdown on i-80 in the eastbound direction, but northbound side we have some construction here that's lasting until approximately 6:00. right between parish road. if you're traveling southbound on 680, w you make your drive away from i-80. be prepared for bright lights there as construction wraps up. 5:09 now. walmart is expanding its online grocery shopping store. the america's money report is next. also a well known daredevil loses his life in a sky diving accident. the local connection and how his friends are remembering him. plus one of the most powerful women in the world doesn't like everything facebook
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this morning the extreme sports community is mourning the loss of one of their own. eric roaner died at squaw valley. he was a north bay native. cornell bernard talked with some of his hometown friends. >> eric rhoner is being remembered as a daredevil that broke all the rules of extreme sports. this was one of his best relaxing in a lawn chair suspended by balloons. he shoots out the balloons and plummets with a parachute. growing up in the north bay, friends say he never forgot his hometown roots. >> it's hard to beat this. >> reporter: eric would go anywhere in the world as long as there was a mountain he could jump or fly off of. his videos are legendary. he was doing extreme stunts wearing wing suits flying through the alps before popping
a parachute. but a stunt monday morning would be his last. sheriffs officials say he was killed in a sky diving accident before a golf tournament where he struck a tree while trying to land. >> like any great athlete it would be a loss to the sport. it will be a greater loss to his friends and family. >> reporter: autographed posters hang all around his sports store where rhoner was a long time customer. steve remembers the extreme sports icon as kind and humble. >> i have seen him ski. i have seen him do his acroba c acrobatic. i think he flew under the radar. he didn't make a big show of his immense talent. >> reporter: he graduated from tara linda high school. many say he knew the risks from extreme skiing to this stunt straight out of the movie "up." he shoots the balloons until gravity takes hold. his management team says eric
was more than a world class athlete. he was a father of two small children. 5:15 now ap. new study may mean fewer breast cancer biopsies for women. a new mri can lead to fewer false positives that often result in biopsies. the diffusion imaging is quicker than traditional mris and was able to identify the malignant lesions. if dangerous lesions can be identified, that can reduce the need for a stressful and costly biop biopsy. the folks are tinder are ticked off over a new campaign about sexually transmitted diseases. the billboards feature of popular dating apps like tinder. it lists websites free std check. tinder doesn't like it's being linked to diseases and wants the
billboards being taken down. the president of the aids health care foundation says there's been an up tick in the amount of stds as a result of dating and hookup apps like tinder and grinder. german chancellor merkel confronted mark zucker berg. she said facebook is not doing enough to crack down on racists posts. the conversation was overheard on a live broadcast and zuckerberg is heard responding we need to do some work on the issue. the conversation was cut off by introductory remarks by the event. germany is welcoming a million refugees but ignited a reaction online. a facebook spokeswoman says we think the best solutions to dealing with people who make racists comments can be found when service providers, government and civil society all work together to address this common challenge. 5:15. mike is off today.
but drew is here. we are buckling our seat belts. >> grab a light jacket as you step outside. a nice day on t round out the month of september. we have a fair amount of cloud cover overhead. temperatures are on the cool side. good morning, oakland, you're at 61. we're at 62 in mount view. san jose at 62 degrees. so a live look from our sfo camera, no delays at the airport. we have high clouds moving in along the coast. the forecast calls to start. we will have a brighter afternoon. the clouds will fizzle out and the fog will pull back. we're change watching a change in our weather pattern. showers wednesday night into thursday morning. once the system is out of here, it will let warmer weather back in. live doppler along with satellite this ribbon of cloud
cover moving overhead. high clouds and it's all ahead of this weak upper level low. all it's going to do is move off to the north and bring us cooler air. for today, it's going to be a nice day by the afternoon. breeze early on. midday we'll see pockets of sunshine. 4:00 it's partly cloudy can along the coast. let's look closer at our highs for today. 77 in san jose. 81 in morgan hill. 76 for sunniville. 76 in palo al to. 62 in daily city. 78 in santa rosa. 79 in napa. oakla oakland at 72. 81 in pittsburgh. 80 in concorde. so here's your seven-day forecast. today we'll call it partly cloudy out there. tomorrow it's cool with a chance of a shower late in the evening. another chance early thursday. otherwise friday the one day warmth and the weekend, saturday
and sunday, cooler, bright and breezy. that's weather. let's get a check of traffic. here's a look at san ra fell. if you need to make it into san francisco, it's going to take you 21 minutes. so it doesn't look like our visibility is being clouded by any fog. it's boing to be a clear drive heading into san francisco. we do have a big game today. the dodgers and boy in blue are feeling blue. do expect heavy traffic in and around the stadium. all those streets along the bay bridge skyway do expect heavy delays. drive time traffic 580 westbound, 45 minutes. 680 southbound from dublin to mission boulevard south, 16 minute commute. northbound from highway 101, 21 minutes. 5:19 now. the massive recall involving
takata air bags could be expanding. >> the massive airbag recall may be expanding. >> seven more auto makers are being asked about the models of takata inflaters used in their cars to see if they are at risk of exploding. >> their air bags are not affected pl walmart is starting a new way to do your grocery shopping. you pick out what you want online. >> you drive to walmart, give them a call inside and you stay outside in your vehicle and an employee will bring your groceries out to you. today is national coffee day. there are plenty of freebies there are plenty of freebies including dunkin' donuts, pi cream. >> that's america's money. there's free coffee on this national coffee day and our website has all your resources.
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if you have symptoms of a heart attack or stroke. decrease alcohol use while taking chantix. use caution when driving or operating machinery. most common side effect is nausea. i never thought i would be a non-smoker and i'm so proud. ask your doctor if chantix is right for you. 5:23, here are seven things you need to know before you go. one month after an inmate died inside the santa clara county jail, another inmate has been found dead. a deputy at the jail found a male inmate passed out yesterday morning. his name or cause of death have not been released. three dep tas were arrested in the death of inmate. planned harnthood's president is set to testify about how they spend money and selling aborted tissue. they have expected to pass a spending bill to defund planned
parenthood. paul walker's daughter is suing porsche. the car had a number of e design defects and kept the actor inside. number four, a bit of a fall chill. early morning clouds. sun is up at 7:03. a cool breeze midday leads to afternoon sunshine by the 4:00 our. it's a light, early start in the east bay if you're traveling along 680. traffic is still moving along at posted speeds. we have a brand new accident that just came in. it's in san francisco on skyway. if you're traveling out of san francisco, details ahead. frustrations with facebook after a crash for the second time in a week. viewers were briefly unable to access the spoeshl networking site due to a configuration issue and they apologize to everyone inconvenienced.
it's time for the warriors to build towards a repeat run. the nba champs will begin training camp. the players know other teams will be gunning for them, but they insist they are still hungry and not be complacent. the iphone 6 appear to be more durable than previous models. they are still fragile. the new phones were put through a brutal test. both more bendablety, however, they both had trouble holding a charge in extreme temperatures and both screens easily cracked when dropped face down on pavement. organizers for the 2020 summer olympic games are proposing new events. the organizing committee wants to bring back baseball and softball for the games. both were axed for london. also on the short list is karate, sports climbing, skateboarding and surfing. the international olympic committee has the final say. >> the one i want to see back is
baseball and softball. dancing is a real sport. >> a serious health issue is forcing one star to withdraw. >> the bad news came during a night with a lot of good dancing too. >> for a tv theme song night alexa and her partner did a dance routine to "breaking bad" and got the best score of the season. nick carter and his partner tied them with a vooe these after having a stroke on wednesday, doctors will not clear kim to fly to l.a. so with her bowing out of the competition, no other couple was eliminated. coming back with another full 90 minutes of news. >> including an effort to reopen
good morning, it's 5:29. it's a tuesday. that's not the day you are most concerned with this morning. >> it's the day we fuel up. national coffee day. >> there you have it. thank you for joining us, i'm kristen sze. >> and i'm eric thomas. >> just sit back, relax, sip the coffee. we'll give you 30 seconds of weather. it's chilly out there in some spots. take a look at your bart station temperatures. 60 in oakland.
fremont at 61 degrees. your day planner had early morning clouds. the sun at 7:03. by the afternoon we'll have a cool breeze. but the sun is out. 60s along the coast. 80s inland. that's weather. let's get a check of traffic with leyla gulen. >> we have an accident as well. as we look at the bay bridge toll plaza, we have quite the crowd gathering just before you hit the metering lielgts. i will tell you they have not turned on. once you get across the bridge and into san francisco, that's where you have some trouble. a new accident gumming up the commute. do expect to to see some delays as you leave to get on to the extension as well. . i'll keep you updated. developing news, an investigation is underway after
another inmate died at the santa clara county jail. matt keller is live in san jose with the latest. >> reporter: the sheriffs office is following protocol for deploying detectives and contacting the district attorney's office and the medical examiner's office as well. in this case, we still don't know the cause of a man was found unresponsive around 10:30 yesterday morning when staff started cpr. fire and par to the jail, but he was pronounced dead just after 11:00 a.m. this death is receiving greater scrutiny because of another death a month ago. three deputies are accused murdering a man. two deputies are out on bail and are expected to enter pleas next month. the third deputy is scheduled for a bail hearing today. the sheriffs office says it will release more information on this latest death once they notify
the family and learn more about what happened before this man was found dead in his jail cell. reporting live, matt keller, abc 7 news. a jury found the death of an inmate earlier this year was to natural causes. hamilton died on april 25th at the west county detention facility. the cell mate hit the emergency button. she died from aa potentially fatal inflammation in the abdomen. >> police spent the night at the scene of a shooting that left two people dead. officers say their gunshot detection system fired four shots. they arrived to find two men dead inside a car. no word on suspects or motive. police are asking the public's help in tracking down a man who has been missing since sunday. the 39-year-old was last seen around 3:00 sunday morning. police say he may have visited a
casino somewhere in the bay area. he has black hair and brown eyes. if you have seen him, you're asked to call daily city police. killer bees have made their way into the bay area for the first time. researchers found the bees in lafayette near the southeast side of reejal park. you don't need to be concerned. this breed normally is no more aggressive than average bees, but they can swarm and turn deadly when the colony is threatened. some parents say killer bees one more thing to be aware of while enjoying the great outdoors. >> there's snakes and other things that can hurt them. it's just another thing you add on to your list as a parent. >> on the rare occasion of a swarm of bees coming after you, cover your face and run as fast as you can until you're inside. don't jump into the water because killer bees will actually wait for you until you come up for air. >> amazing.
a setback this morning for drivers hoping that a third lane on the rich monday bridge would on the rich monday bridge would be open by next week. the bill won't be brought up until january at the earliest. the plans to turn what is now the eastbound shoulder into a traffic lane but the agency says it needs two years to get that done. hillary clinton continues a bay area fundraising blitz with bay area fundraising blitz with a breakfast in san francisco. >> i think it's pretty exciting. my son thinks it's really exciting. i mean, hillary clinton, it's i mean, hillary clinton, it's great to have her here.
vice president joe biden will be invited to take part in the first democratic primary debate if he decides to run for president. the invitation will be open as late as the day of that debate. the first presidential debate is scheduled for october 13th in las vegas. republican presidential candidate jeb bush says end i the ban on u.s. oil exports and easing restrictions on natural gas exports will unleash the nation's economy. it's the center piece of the energy plan he will unveil today. reversing the ban would lower energy prices, clear the manufacturing sector and fuel more rapid economic growth. lifting the ban would benefit the nation's petroleum industry. happening today planned parenthood is set to testify before congress. the panel is investigating how the largest abortion provide r is using a half billion in taxpayer money each year.
. planned parenthood faces allegations of trafficking aborted fetal body parts. videos surfaced showing employees discussing the distribution and sale of fetal tissue. the senate is expected to pass a temporary spending bill stripped of a tea party measure to defund planned parenthood. it prevented a government shutdown and funds through december 11th. coming up janet will break down the controversy linked to planned parenthood. at least a dozen climate activists face trespassing charges for causing a big disruption in the financial district. about 100 protesters took over the intersection of bush and montgomery streets demanding businesses do more to fight climate change. demonstrators painted a giant earth symbol on the pavement and sat down and blocked traffic.
others went inside the bank of the west building and chained themselves in the lobby. 22 hotel workers could face charges after a floez si protest in san francisco. the workers staged a sit-in to get attention on efforts to unionize. the protest coincided with the hotel owners conference inside. the protest was peaceful, but police started arresting workers after they ignored warnings to move out of the doorway. the giants remain in the playoff hunt after a big win over the dodgers. the game went 12 innings. a sacrifice fly brought home the winning run. the dodgers need one more win to clinch another west title. that's going to be worth the price of admission. >> we're not going o to bed early so we need the coffee now. >> all that orange and black,
temperatures in the 50s right around 7:00. 59 degrees. by the ninth inning, temperatures chilly around 58 degrees. right there along the peninsula, temperatures in the 50s as well. redwood city at 58 degrees. 58 in san mateo. 59 in foster city. 60 in san jose. napa at 52 degrees. as you step out the door for work and school on this tuesday morning, you're going to want the light jacket as temperatures are starting out in the 50s and low 60s under mainly cloudy skies. midday we'll have a breeze out there. temperatures rising through the 60s. by the afternoon, we'll have that cool breeze out there. a live look showing you a gorgeous sight of downtown san francisco. the three-day forecast, partly cloudy today and we'll track a small chance of showers wednesday night into thursday morning. but the fall chill is still with us the next three days. we need every
the metering lights have been turned on and it's going to take you 11 minutes. as we move on, you're going to find heavy traffic coming into san francisco away from the bridge right up to the skyway because of an accident that's now blocking one lane. we're still down to 15 miles per hour. as you approach the skyway, starting to see possible injuries involved here. you can see the red as it extends away from fourth street. 680 southbound to walnut creek is a seven-minute commute. highway 24 into oakland, that drive only 9 minutes. 580 to dublin, pretty packed here at almost one hour. >> 5:39 now. supporters call it scary fun. but neighbors call it a nuisance. the east bay teen fighting to get his haunted house open in time for halloween.
time to celebrate the beverage that fuels the morning for people everywhere. >> what beverage would that be? >> coffee on this national coffee day. >> here a live picture of san francisco international airport. seeing a little clouds there. no word on delays. we'll check on that for you in we'll check on that for you in about 20
welcome back. 5:43. after calling in major destruction in taiwan, the typhoon has reached china. two people died and 300 injured yesterday. most people suffered minor injuries after being struck by flying debris. the winds reached 150 miles an hour uprooting trees and multiple landslides. it also produced more than 2 feet of rain. 7,000 people evacuated the area ahead of time. at least half a million people are still without electricity. a teen trying to make a difference this halloween is stirring up things. the money he earns from his haunted house goes to the food bank. but all the large crowds caused neighbors to complain forcing him to apply for a city permit.
the turnout was in favor of the teen. he was awarded the permit, but it's going to cost him $461. >> then only $300 will go to the food bank versus the $600. >> his next door neighbor says crowds around halloween time are too much for her family. . she plans to appeal the permit in hopes of ending the whole thing. happening today google is set to unveil its 2015 smart phone line up. the company will make the announcement at 9:00 this morning. the invitation promises tasty the invitation promises tasty new treats and much more. today will be the first presentation as the new ceo. there could be some clues about a change in direction for the company. if you love coffee, and we know you do, today is your day.
know you do, today is your day. it's national coffee day. businesses are celebrating by offering special deals all day. businesses are celebrating by free small coffee and donut and pete's coffee is offering a small cup of joe with any food item purchase >> so are you a one cupper or a die hard quad latté type of drinker? we want to know what your favorite coffee brand is. take a picture of your morning cup like we did and post it on social media. you may see your photo on the air. i'm going to guess that's french vanilla that drew has in there. >> how would you know? i love french vanilla. if you don't have coffee now, you step outside, the chill will wake you up. you might need an extra cup to
keep you warm. live doppler showing you some high clouds are filtering throughout the region. 54 in san ra fell. widen out the view, 59 in san francisco. 58 in san ramone. 60 in san jose. fairfield at 56 degrees. outside we go on this early tuesday morning, a live look, you notice we are seeing some low clouds across the region. so the day planner ahead has the clouds early on. that sun is up over the horizon this morning. we'll have the cool breeze with us midday. by the afternoon, we'll see more in the way of sunshine by 4:00. partly cloudy out there. the setup we're seeing, there's a ribbon of cloud cover. all this is going to do is keep us on the cool side for the next couple days.
also bring us a chance of a couple drops perhaps. in and out of the clouds through our tuesday. fast forward to wednesday. you notice there's a line of showers mainly in the south bay south of san jose around gill roy by wednesday afternoon. we'll keep our eye up and see some of the showers try and push north. know midweek we could see a few drops on the seven-day forecast. highs for your tuesday, starting in the south bay. 77 in san jose. 81 in morgan hill. 76 the high for along the peninsula, 74 in san mateo. 64 for half-moon bay. 67 in santa rosa. oakland at 72 in the afternoon. 76 in fremont. 72 in richmond. inland upper 70s to low 80s. 79 in walnut creek. there's your seven-day forecast. today's partly cloudy. tomorrow we'll track the chance
of a shower in the evening. could have a slight chance in the morning. otherwise friday is a one-day warm- warm-up. let's get a check on traffic. >> we have a cig alert in san francisco. as we take you over to that crash. it is southbound side of 101. it just turned into a cig alert involving a big rig and suv. injuries unknown. as we look at the delays coming off the bay bridge, you're stacked and packed. it's now causing delays along the 101 extension to get on to the freeway to head in the southbound direction. if you have a flight to catch, take some surface streets and give yourself extra time this morning. as you're coming out of the tunnel it dips. here's a look from our emeriville camera. finding some slowing here as you finding some slowing here as you leave the metering
5:48. play the lottery, now there's an app for that. at least for folks living in new york. >> it's called jackpot. the app allows players to instantly buy and receive winnings from state lottery tickets through their smart phone. there's a daily cap on purchases. the service is expected to roll out in california and new jersey some time in the near future. the bay area city forward with plans to ultrahigh speed internet. >> the mystery ambulance rides costing taxpayers millions of dollars. a woman gets more than just a bargain at a freeway market. the creature hiding in a pile of clothing. and abc 7 news now high definition picture from our rooftop camera. is that empty or what? is that empty or what? back with more
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good morning, it's 5:52. twin peaks camera view of san francisco. a gorgeous shot. i think we just got an accident there. a federal report will be released about medicare and how it racked up millions of dollars of ambulance rides that never took place. the inspector general's audit found the agency paid $30 million in 2012 for ambulance rides for which no record exists. another red flag, some urban ambulance services got paid for an average distance of more than 100 miles per ride. the national average is 10 miles. the findings show l.a., philadelphia, new york and houston accounted for half of the questionable rides and
payments. former sheriff michael has endorsed in the race for sheriff. he was the longest serving sheriff in the history of san francisco. he held the job for 32 years. he is widely considered to be an underdog to challenger vicky hensy. no relation to the former sheriff. the most recent problems stem from the release of the man accused of killing kate steinly. the redwood city improvement association will release a new magic lantern 3-d display. >> tonight's display is inspired by the mexican holiday. the two 15-minute shows will light up the san mateo history museum at 8:00 and 9:00 tonight. it's designed by light show artist bart kressa. he's created designs for disney
and paramount pictures. time for a check on the weather forecast. >> good morning, a little bit of a breeze out there on shore. not too active, but between 5 and 10 miles per hour giving you some chilly numbers out there. good morning, oakland, currently at 61 degrees. we're cooler in san francisco at 59. 55 in antioch. out there right now, you can see the bay bridge is being active. as you look at the afternoon ahead, it's going to be a nice one. clouds early on. more in the way of sunshine early on. 70s and 80s there. 60s along the coast. 70s around the bay. let's get a check of traffic. >> i don't know if it's a good folks coming from the east bay. we have a big accident at you're going to find 12 miles per hour is the top speed there. it is now causing major delays on the bay bridge. you can see traffic is pretty
much solid red. as we look from our emeriville came camera, traffic is coming to a groinding stop as you make your round about to treasure island. do give yourself extra time. that drive now going to take you at least 50 minutes. mass transit, take bart. it's going to be a better bet. no word when the cig alert is going to clear. >> it's 5:55. an arizona family received quite a buzz kill this morning or this month when a huge bag of po worth $10,000 fell through the roof of the carport and crushed their doggy crate. the package worth $10,000. drug smugglers use small planes to transport through the area. a list of the top hidden home hazards in the u.s. has been released. one of the most dangerous items you can own is a tv. 99% of americans have a tv in
their home. 380,000 injuries were caused by tv topplings. researchers are encouraging parents to make sure tvs are secure and preventing children from trying to climb them. also on the list is swimming pools, magnets and window blinds. a drone store in southern california cannot catch a break from serial burglars. thieves hit the store for a third time making off with thousands of dollars in cash and merchandise. merchandise. in this video, five people are seen ransacking the store before making their getaway. altogether they made off with $35,000 in equipment. the incident is similar to a break in here in the bay area a couple weeks ago. two burglars broke into a drone store in santa clara on september 14th. those thieves made off with $5,000 worth of items. some shoppers at a flea market in florida received a shock they won't forget and it wasn't over sticker prices. customers found a python nestled
among the clothes on sunday. authorities were called in to remove it. no one was hurt. officials say it's common to find pythons in homestead this time of year. 5:57. new at 6:00, bill cosby loses more support. the latest university to revoke an honorary degree from the disgraced comedian. also a library infested with bedbugs prepares to e reopen. how dogs are being use ed d to sure the facility is clear. and keep tabs on weather and traffic throughout the break. you can see the backup now at bay bridge toll plaza as a result of a big problem we've been following here in san francisco. we'll have more on that. we'll have more on that. live weather
prepare to face-off against members of congress in an hour from now to battle over funding after their organization was accused of illegally sell iing fetal tissue. developing news the investigation underway after another inmate is found dead at the jail. plus the two bay area innovators being noticed for their amazing work. the project that landed them hundreds of thousands of dollars and the label of genius. thank you for joining us, i'm kristen sze. >> and i'm eric thomas, genius or not it's national coffee day. we can all share in that. we appreciate you being with us this morning and appreciate drew tuma who is checking the weather forecast. >> let's get you ready to step out the door. take a look at bart station temperatu temperatures. 58 at walnut creek. 60 in oakland. fremont with a temperature of 61 degrees. a live look outside, beautiful downtown san francisco. some low clouds early on. your sunrise is 7:03 a.m. we'll see more in the way of