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storm back east strands passengers. plus a door to door campaign to evict pit bulls. see what sparked the battle. >> complete bay area news starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> good evening. it is wednesday, febuary 2. i am gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. an intense snowstorm barreled into the nation's heartland today bringing blizzard conditions to two thirds of the country and leading to dozens of flight cancellations. it is our top story tonight at 7:00. snow is in the area of texas to new england. roads including lake shore drive were shut down.
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hundreds of drivers were stranded for as much as six hours overnight. record amounts of snow also fell in oklahoma where officials are advising people to stay home. >> we got a lot of still out there and you will be sometime before it's all gone. >> the bulk of the storm is heading north towards canada and heavy snow is still expected in massachusetts, new hampshire, and maine. as jim vargas reports a will not dissipate anytime soon. >> reporter: the storm that has covered much of the country with snow. this traveler tried going home last night. >> they said that my flight got turned over to 7:00 this morning so i will go to dallas
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instead of chicago. >> reporter: some people have come to accept delays and cancellations. >> it's frustrating, but there's nothing that you can do about it. >> reporter: a spokesman says to expect trouble problems for several days deit will be going on for a couple days because of the backlog of flights -- and it will be going on for a couple of days. >> we have all of these passengers and crews and equipment out now. >> reporter: when in doubt passengers should call their airlines to find out about flight status but now airlines will text and e-mail passengers about trouble ahead. >> in this image taken earlier today from outer space the storm's impact is being felt in
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more than 30 states. we imagine chicago and i city reported its third largest snowball and record. our coverage continues on my with up-to-the-minute weather information weather information 24/7. the most recent groundhog was unfazed by this morning's weather. punxsutawney phil did not see his shadow. that means an early spring is on the way. uc berkeley and stanford have had a long-standing rivalry but now they are trying to help save sports teams from elimination due to budget cuts and jana katsuyama is live with this story. >> reporter: it comes up a lot of mutual respect. right now we are inside the cal field house. i wanted to take a look at
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baseball from 1914. this is a bond that goes back more than 100 years. today they practice like there was know tomorrow. train with an uncertain future. uc berkeley is expected to announce whether it will eliminate red meat, baseball, basketball, and gymnastics but now they're getting an unexpected boost from a long time rival. if they are raising money to support cal sports. >> that is jim right there. >> reporter: his photo hangs on the wall a long with teams who won national championship. >> it's touching to understand
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that the rugby program is in a crucial juncture in to step up the way they did is heartwarming. >> reporter: students say they are touched, too. >> i think it's really great that they are keeping this alive. >> reporter: they have raised about $35,000 so far that will add to the $15 million social raced from cal alumni and supporters. that goes towards $25 million which is needed to keep sports and national championships coming into the school. they expect to have a good speech and no earlier than friday. jana katsuyama, ktvu channel 2 news. a shooting happened at the louisiana schnell elementary school.
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they say around 11:00 this morning the janitor went into the office of the principal and shot him. he was taken to the hospital where he died. the man was arrested at his home following a manhunt is investigators suggest he was laid off of the information has not been incorporated. the fisherman's wharf merchants charged with murder is being held for psychiatric observation. he is accused of gunning down two workers sunday night. he did not appear in court and he was rescheduled for friday. stemmed from an argument about competition between merchants. a childcare worker has been arrested on multiple counts of child molestation. keep the white house was accused of inappropriately touching five girls. -- keith woodhouse was accused of inappropriate touching five
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girls and is being held without bail. pg&e said it conducted a stay order inspection and found dozens of gas leaks. they are very buying the cd -- verifying thesafety of gas lines, however, pg&e says these leaks are rarely the cause of a rupture. we have a look tonight about work being done inside of san francisco's largest reservoir. face at any he seismic upgrade was long overdue some 60 million -- they have said possess an upgrade was long overdue in some 60 million
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gallons of water was drained from the reservoir. sensible joins will allow the roots to bed without collapsing. they plan to use the next two months to test for leaks and water purity. a big tow turned into a no- go today. highways delayed tugboats from being towed away today. it will be cleaned up and scrapped. we are told that describing operation would include other ships and provide 120 jobs. the city's annual condo conversion lottery was held this morning. they want to do away with a 1982 law dealing with the
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number of properties affected. more than 2300 people entered the lottery. senators are suggesting u.s. government efforts to crackdown on illegal immigration are feeling. researchers found that federal felony immigration prosecutions have soared 259% in the past three years. eight new study says the adoption of immigrant population rose slightly in the last two years. the tsa tech note about its new complaints -- took note about complaints about body scanners. there is a new machine that will have a cartoonlike figure. testing is making sure that security is not compromised. >> if they can make it less
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revealing as to determine if you have a weapon, let's go that way. i would rather have a security. >> this system can be switched back if there are new threats or increased threat alerts. tomorrow begins the year of the rabbit and people were busy with entries in this year's chinese new year's parade. while the year of the rabbits begins tomorrow, the parade does not happen until february 19 and you can watch that parade live on ktvu channel 2. up next, the conflict in egypt turns deadly. to pit bulls are the center of a neighborhood battle and the reason my neighbors feel shortchanged. it will be a cold one
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tonight. freezing temperatures in some neighborhoods. i wish oh you -- i will show you which ones.
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>> a just announced a spectacular -- scientists announced a spectacular discovery today. new planets were discovered. the team found planets from mars' size to as big as jupiter. the streets of cairo by seeing the most violent clashes since the protests began in last week. we have seen the protests
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entering into readers square and estimating. there was heavy gunfire and a witness reported seeing three demonstrators killed. confrontations hours before left three people dead and 600 people injured. samantha hayes has all of today's developments. >> reporter: antigovernment protesters clashed with supporters of egyptian president hosni mubarak. the darkness was punctuated by flames from molotov cocktails and shaken by rumbles of gunfire and explosions. at first the opposing groups shouted at each other. the fights quickly turned violent and chaos ensued. the pro-government forces charged on-foot, horseback, and even riding camels. they say the pro-mubarak people
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arrived in groups armed and ready to fight even attacking journalists. >> we had of rocks being thrown at us. they were out their looking to instigate instances. >> reporter: as the sunset, the violence raised on and molotov cocktails were flying. gunshots echoed through the streets surrounding the melee. the egyptian military fired tear gas. as the unrest becomes more violent, concern mounts around the world. their allegations that the pro- mubarak activists may have been hired by the government. >> if it turns out that the machine has been sponsoring or tolerating this violence that would be completely and utterly unacceptable. >> reporter: mubarak says he will not give up until he resigns. a very a tech company is
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helping the egyptian government's overtake of the internet. they cannot translate voicemail messages into twitter messages, and a half the egyptians communicate with each other and the outside world. the unsettled situation in egypt weighed on investors. stocks traded on a narrow range. the private sector last month added more jobs than expected but the market finished mixed. the federal government took steps to keep a toxic chemical onto the nation's drinking water. they told congress they will set new drinking water standards for perchlorate, used in rocket well, explosives, and other products. it has been linked to thyroid
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disorders. 20 years ago perchlorate made into the water. arises as a limited number of iphone 4 phones will be available -- verizon says a limited number of phones will be available and the price starts at $199. they confirmed a basic voice plan will cost $40 a month. rupert murdoch unveiled a daily newspaper exclusively for the ipad. it is a new application designed to deliver news of the day. it is free for the first two weeks and then $40 for a year-
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long subscription. authorities moved to short- circuit websites accused of pirating night tv sports broadcasts. the executable runs on 10 websites. those websites were stealing tv broadcast including nfl and nba games. the operators could be charged with copyright infringement. an oakland neighborhood is a bit on edge tonight. pit bulls that attacked and killed a dog last week are due back and rob roth reports on what neighbors are doing to stay safe. >> reporter: they went to work today that the dogs are returning. >> we are very concerned and his neighbors and citizens that we have dangerous jobs a --
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dangerous dogs. >> reporter: a dog was mauled to death by two pit bulls who lives nearby. they didn't need the people is -- designated the pit bulls as dangerous, that is until today when they returned. >> they are taking steps that it will not happen again. >> reporter: this woman says that she witnessed the attack last week. >> as far as i'm concerned, for their affinities and he goes for wanting to own pit bulls and having these killing machines, it is not right to
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>> i hope they will not get out again. >> reporter: animal control assistance the -- has allowed the dogs to be back. >> they must post a warning sign, keep them muzzled and on a leash and crate them inside the house. the goal of oakland is to reduce energy use by 20% or 80% of businesses and the mayor says she expects the program to employ oakland youth. the program offers free start
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to finish technical assistance and cash rebates. a $5 million stimulus grant from the california energy commission is funding this program. it's just another feather in the cap for another talk bay area athletics program. details on the school's latest top honors. sunday area temperatures could be hitting the mid-70s. bill martin will tell us where it will feel more like may than february.
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>> southern california was hit with winds so powerful today it knocked over big rigs on the highway. no one was hurt but some lanes had to be closed for hours. the highway patrol says 58-mile per hour winds with the strongest to hit that region in months. here in the bay area, a bit of a breeze but nothing like dat's be macnet be -- nothing like that. >> not like that here. the winds are light speed that
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is a northeast wind -- and that is a northeast wind. it is a cool one already. the highest from today, above average. nothing is changing. the wind is dying down. no fog, no rain, no clouds. high pressure is the story. we continue with a fair weather pattern. winds in the hills could be 25 to 30 miles per hour. overnight lows, 32 in santa rosa. as the winds die down and the skies are clear, numbers will get down towards the scene -- towards freezing.
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several places will get down to 33 degrees. as we go to the next few days, we will look at the high pressure to linger. 60 in redwood city. 7040 forecast high for your thursday in -- 70 for your forecast high in oakland. there is no rain coming. that could change. but definitely a very dry weather pattern. i will come back tonight on the 10:00 news and update the forecast. we will see how coldest temperatures are. the national championship trophy was presented today to a bay area high school. they honor the high school in concord for a perfect football season. the school was awarded the trophy as part of a tour of
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champions. they were rains number 1 in the nation after winning their division championship. that is a report for tonight. i am gasia mikaelian. our coverage continues on and our 10:00 news on ktvu channel 2. "tmz" is up next right here on tv 36. shift your weight forward onto the left foot. take the right leg up, holding the inner arch of the foot... introducing instant action alerts, only from chase. left arm up... manage your account and help avoid overdrafts
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