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tv   Bay Area News at 7  KICU  May 16, 2011 7:00pm-7:30pm PDT

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coming up, new details on a tram mishap that sent two people to the hospital. and it is like winter all over again as rainy weather washes away key preparations for bay area summer. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> good evening. it is monday, may 16. i am gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. a tram accident at alcatraz. two people were injured this afternoon. it is our top story at 7:00. amberly is lied in san francisco -- amber lee is live in san francisco.
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>> reporter: we are at pier 33. there were a lot of people on the island this afternoon when the accident happened. a family of floor boarded a tram and was writing it up to the dock when something unexpected happened. >> it was a freaky accident. >> reporter: she says that her sister and nephew were injured. the tram struck a pipe that cost the support of the roof of a tram to collapse. >> the left-side fell and hit my nephew in gaseous head. the right-side fell and hit mice -- and gashed his head. the right side fell and hit my sister in the eye. >> reporter: park rangers told us they motorized tram is new and has only been in service a few weeks. it's too early to tell if the
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driver was at fault. >> this is an unusual thing. this is the first accident that we can find any record of in the last 10 years. >> reporter: as a precaution the two victims were strapped to a backboard. and and and transported them general hospital. the woman was treated and released. the sun remains in the hospital but his injuries are not life- threatening -- the son remains in the hospital but his injuries are not life- threatening. bryan stow is back in the bay area tonight. we were overhead at 130 this afternoon as the ambulances transported him to san francisco general hospital. two men attacked 24-year-old stow at dodger stadium on
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opening day, the last day of march. stow is in the intensive care units. the chief neurosurgeon told us that stow is no longer in a medically induced coma but remains in critical condition. >> what we do know is if we make in stable, gay him in the best possible shape that weekend, he can have disorder recovery that he will be able to have. >> doctors say they are concerned about seizures. outside the hospital we found one giants fan wishing stow well. for more, click the tab on our
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homepage at the family of joe fernandez struggled to except their loss be the mother said she had mixed feelings as she watched his friends and classmates celebrate a day he dreamed of as a child. >> a lot of sadness. i mean, i am happy for them. i am hurting that my son is not here. >> san francisco police released video of a man who attacked fernandez. last week police arrested 22- year-old tracy long in connection with this case. they say she was involved in the fight and may know the name of the attacker. now to the south bay where police tell us that they have no leads in the killing of a man known as church man. 62-year-old luis camaro was found dead due to head trauma.
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police say they developed leads from the efforts and by canvassing the neighborhood. we are on storm watch tonight as bay area weather continues to compound with brain around the region. wet weather is also making for a slow commute. this is a live look around emeryville and berkeley. as we get more on this, robert honda reports from the south bay. >> reporter: the bay area did not get hit by a huge storm, just enough to disrupt plans. today count fire launched its season staffing and they put in half a dozen additional fire engines at six south bay stations. training had to take place in classrooms.
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>> the irony is this weather is quite drizzly and rainy and quite cold. we still have dry fuel in the green growth that creates fighters. >> reporter: they are searching for pools of standing water that can be havens for mosquitoes carrying west nile virus. >> we need to have that to get the job done. >> reporter: do these late rains cause any problems in terms of standing pools of water? >> a prolonged the problem. >> it is also tough on businesses such as happy hollow park and zoo. >> reporter: those that did show up definitely had a reason. >> you are coming no matter what? >> absolutely. >> reporter: they expect crowds to return and will resume aerial photography thursday if
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the spring weather returns. robert honda, ktvu channel 2 news. and early-season storm is bringing new snow to the cs. the forecast calls for the forecast -- to the sierras. the forecast calls for as much as 2 inches of snow in no elevations. a high-ranking marine from modesto has been killed in afghanistan. benjamin palmer was one of two marines killed last week. the 43-year-old was assigned to an aircraft stationed at cherry point north carolina. pg&e is facing another loss. a suit filed by the estate of james franco and alleges that the pipeline led to the blasts.
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the attorney told ktvu news that any financial awards will go to franco's needs and the surf rider foundation. the oakland police department is defending plans to restructure its departments. they are creating what it calls a major crime unit to investigate such offenses as homicide and robbery. the change will mean that the department is basically giving up on burglary and theft but a spokeswoman says the new configuration is a smarter way to deal with limited resources. >> what the creation of the major crimes unit would do would be to train those robbery investigators and felony assault investigators said they would be scouted investigating a homicide. >> anthony batts is expected to sign off on the restructuring at the end of june and. home buyers kept their money in their pockets at the
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end of this month. it was at the lowest level since 2008. overall 3% fewer homes were sold last month. contra costa fear the worst with 14% fewer homes sold could solano county was down 4%. -- solano county was down 4%. the winklevoss twins have been trying to renegotiate a settlement. at some point litigation must end. they will still appeal to the u.s. supreme court's been no word if that is going to happen. concerns about u.s. debt weighed on investors. the dow industrial lost 47- point and the nasdaq fell 46. in new york city a judge
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ordered a man to be held without bail over charges of attacking a woman. he was considered a leading candidate to beat france's next president and if convicted he  could face up to 25 years in prison. the shuttle endeavor lifted off today on its final mission. >> zero and liftoff! >> bichsel blasted off early this morning. mark kelly is the head astronaut. >> she did say to me, she looked up to me and said, "good stuff. good stuff." >> she has not said if
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congresswoman giffords will return on june 1st when endeavour is expected to return. >> i have given you the blueprint. now the other architects will start to screw it up. >> the deficit has shrunk but more cuts seem inevitable. >> reporter: police say behind the skates they arrested this woman. what she is charged with should have -- behind these gates been arrested in assuming prewar she is charged with should have us looking at our credit report. our planes start flying when it's dark. and they don't stop flying until it's dark again. flying all day, every day. you deserve our best. that's why there's so many flight options. [ webber ] southwest airlines has seven daily nonstop flights from the bay area to chicago midway to fit your schedule. ♪
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>> a former rescue called the
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reclaim her and -- called the reclaimer and an oil tanker were towed to the shore. governor brown released his revised budget today. they are improving economy means billions in tax revenue but that does not mean our state is out of the red. >> reporter: the budget deficit stands at $9.6 billion after an unexpected $6.6 billion from an improving economy. >> the economy in california is looking pretty good. definitely on the mend. >> reporter: about half of the revenue goes to k-12 education and the other half will reduce the amounts of tax extensions but he still needs four republican votes to get the
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extensions on the ballot. republicans say there is no support for new taxes. >> he is far more confident other possibilities than i am. >> reporter: without tax extensions california faces in all cuts budget and it could be another 5 billion dollars in cuts in education. >> i have given you the blueprints. now the other architects will start to screw it up. >> reporter: governor brown accredited lawmakers with passing over $13 million in cuts. >> our goal is to get to our floor before june 15 and get this done. >> reporter: june 15 is the deadline for lawmakers to pass there budgets, a deadline they nearly beat. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. john boehner is expected in
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the bay area tonight. he is welcomed by local party leaders. >> we have the congress and boehner is making some inroads and there is enthusiasm. >> reporter: they state indicate a shift in the political landscape ruby has a reporter outside of the fundraiser and will have a full report for you tonight on the our 10:00 news on ktvu channel 2. donald trump said that even though he is confident he would win, he is not going to seek the republican party's nomination. trump will continue as host of "the celebrity apprentice."
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>> president obama match with flood victims in memphis today. mr. obama was at booker t washington high school where he gave the commencement address and praise tennesseans for their tenacity and resilience. in over an hour here a big project will be getting under way. caltrans will close lanes on interstate 580 between north livermore avenue and airway boulevard. the work will be done each weekday between a at night and 4:00 in the morning until mid july. san francisco could become the most expensive city in the country to take a cab ride. they recommended big fare hikes today. getting into a cab to go from $3.10 to $3.50 and for each mile the cost goes up one dime. football fans will have to
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put up with the nfl lockout for a few more weeks. the eighth circuit court said that owners can keep locking out players until a ruling is heard. the ruling came as owners and players met in minneapolis. the appeal is scheduled to be heard on june 3rd. police are calling it a sophisticated crime. as rita williams reports, most of the victims do not yet know there identities have been stolen. >> reporter: john birdsong says just after midnight, oakland police and secret service agents came knocking at his next-door neighbor's door in hayward. >> his computer and stuff. his home office was right inside the swindell. >> reporter: what do you think of that? >> we had no idea what he saw
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them take out computers and all types of stuff. >> reporter: police seized computers and printers containing information from thousands of people. >> we feel victorious in this because we feel that the majority of those people's information has been used. >> authorities arrested 40-year- old mishel caviness-williams and charged her with 20 felonies from cashing checks and using credit cards from just one victim, an oakland city worker. but the bay area identity task force says there may be more victims and suspects. >> is not usually just one suspects. >> the suspect did not steal the credit cards and checks, she made blank ones and put
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real people's names on them. the supreme court will not be hearing a case about an oath administered in 2009. like every nitration, roberts added "so help me god" at the end of its. the court announced it will not take up an appeal of the federal judge's ruling dismissing the case. the bicycle race finally got underway today -- forgive me, today's link was supposed to start at squaw valley but it ended today in sacramento. the cyclists rode 61 miles, making three circuits of the city. tomorrow is group runs from
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auburn to modesto. a big change for the mda telethon. find out when jerry lewis will call it quits and give up the reins for his fundraiser. meteorologist rosemary orozco will show us where the rain has fallen the hardest and win it will -- and when it will let up. >> you can watch bay area news at 7:00 on your computer. we are streaming live online at ♪ [ rock ]
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>> san francisco police tell ktvu news new rules helped make yesterday's bay to breakers a success. according to archives, police arrested 18 people lashed year. despite the -- 18 people last year. >> the rain just will not go away. we are ready for some sunshine. scattered showers in the forecast and that is going to remain. san francisco checking in at 21 miles per hour.
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we are cool sitting in the 50s out at this time. a few heavy cells over pleasanton and livermore. you can see the rain still falling in some areas. we have got some rain over the day. the north bay still dealing with some light rain. check out santa rosa. already sitting at 49 degrees. it will be a cool one as we go through the overnight hours. take a look. monday evening at a 11:00 p.m. still dealing with the scattered showers. tomorrow morning, our drive should be mainly dry and mainly cloudy. tuesday will be and unsettled day and by tuesday evening, the last disturbance right off the coast at 8:00 p.m. why should we expect out of this system? anywhere from a quarter inch to
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a half-inch of rain. gusts of 40 miles per hour possible and the rest of us will be between 20-25. widespread 40s tomorrow  morning. 50 degrees in areas around the san francisco. our temperatures remain below average. widespread upper 50s and low 60s, once again. you are extended forecasts, we have to get through tuesday and wednesday, and then we are looking better thursday, friday, and into saturday. widespread 60s for the coastline and upper 60s and low 70s for the inland areas. saturday and sunday looking dry. >> thanks, rosemary. after half a century, jerry lewis is taking a bow. every labor day you have seen him on ktvu. for the first time this year it
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will air here on tv36. last year's events brought in almost $59 million. the 83-year-old comedian and actor will make his final appearance on the telethon september 4th. that is our report for tonight. i am gasia mikaelian. our coverage continues online at and with our 10:00 news on ktvu channel 2. "tmz" is up next right here on tv36. ♪ you'll run outside
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