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area news at 7:00. endure another big decline on wall street. is this the tipping point into a double dip recession? and loved ones respond to a traumatic verdict in it tee. see what set amanda knox free. complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> it is monday october 3rd. i'm heather holmes in tonight . a young man who moved to america to follow his dreams. and what happened more than one year ago, the killer is still at large. our top story tonight, a family's quest for answers. live now in emmerson where the shooting occurred. >> reporter: this has been here
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for more than a year now. but take a look over here. the family came and planted these flowers today in memory of their son. in the rain, the mother kneels in the middle of the street and places a candle where her son was killed. came from chili with flowers. . >> the last time he here he was shot. before he died, far away for us. >> reporter: he was walking home from a party last year with his fiance. two robbers
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attacked them. killing him. it was his #3e8 birthday 28th birthday. >> it's -- 38th birthday. >> it's hard to believe we will not see him again. >> it has received a lot of attention and the government has requested me to look after this case and support family. >> reporter: the family came hoping people here in the bay area will help them. >> very terrible for us. horrible. i'm not angry . i want justice. >> reporter: police say that the suspects are the descriptions are vague but strongly believe that somebody out there knows something about this homicide. there is a $20,000 reward. you can remain anonymous and help give this
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family some measure of peace. jana katsuyama, channel 2 news. >> the bay area preparing for a wet week as early rainstorms are expected to intensify throughout the week. public work crews were out today clearing debris from gutters to clear the way for the runoff. the highway patrol is urging motorists to drive carefully. the chp says the number of accidents is typically about 7 times higher on rainy days than on dry days. last spring storms caused a big mud slide. three homes there are still off limits. one is red tagged. the other two are yellow tagged. they plan to have crews keep an eye on that area. metrologist rosy will be here coming up. a new set back sent stocks into a free fall today after
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greece announced it will be unable to cut its budget. the dow dropped 258 points. the nasdaq sank 79. that's a decline of more than 3%. both closed at new lows. tom explains this may be a signal to a double dip recession. >> reporter: focused on the opportunity killing economy. >> this is huge. not just young people. it's old people. everywhere all over the world . >> market participants are factoring in slow growth, no growth or another recession. >> reporter: based aubert markets, could go another thousand points lower. but are we on the edge of a second or double dip recession? >> yeah. we could go either way but not baked in the cake either way.
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>> reporter: fed ex's ceo thinks not. >> our icon mists and information would not show we're entering a recession. >> reporter: the mere talk of a recession concerns psychologists. >> if consumers start feeling afraid, then they'll stop spending which will make it happen. >> reporter: it couldn't come at a worst time. >> there isn't a more important time for consumers to feel confident than right now. >> reporter: but many do not. >> we are not leaving until some change happens. >> reporter: change is rapidly becoming the key word. >> weather democrat , republican or independent. we need someone we can follow. >> reporter: uncle sam releases an unemployment report. i'm tom vacar channel 2 news. >> fears that american airlines
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parent company might file for bankruptcy. wall street analysts speculate the texas base company can only return to profitability if it uses a bankruptcy court to can cut its cost. not to have filed chapter 11 in the past decade. amr stock plunged 33% and close the at $1.98. new documents released show top white house officials are concerned about the financial stability of sylnydra. investigator and energy department advisor steve w esl ey warned the white house last year. before obama visited the company, they advised the white house to be quote, careful. they show the obama administration did not show
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favoritism. he does not regret the government loaning them $535 million. enthusiasts are gearing up for iphone 5. unveiling is expected tuesday morning. apple sent invitations to the media saying let's talk iphone. it will be apple's first new product since steve jobs stepped aside two months ago. 45,000 people are expected to attend open world extravaganza. the event kicked off last night with a keynote address. the conference is headquartered. police released a sketch of a person of interest in a triple homicide over the weekend. witnesses describe the man as african american with dread locks. he also had gold and
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diamonds on his teeth. the man is suspected in playing a role in a triple shooting as people were leaving a tattoo party. three young people were killed. >> hard to give these kids answers. i'm 42 years old and i don't have any answers. >> police say there were security guards at the door but wasn't enough to protect all of the party goers. anyone with information is asked to give police a call. san francisco police tonight are defending today's fatal shooting of a man suspected of stabbing his parents. police responded in the city's richmond district. arrived and discovered the couple bleeding from stab wounds. the couple's 44-year-old son advanced toward officers. they fired a nonlethal weapon. didn't work.
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so they opened fire killing the man. his father is expected to survive. and the man with the knife had mental issues. veterinarians now say an injured sea lion was shot. the female sea lion was found in a ditch on saturday. drivers said they saw her cross highway 101. she recently suffered a bullet wound to the face. this is the second sea lion to be treatmented this year. fisherman along the coast are angling for state approval for a plan they say can boost the population. proposing keeping 180 thousand salmon in pens. would then be released into the ocean. the fisherman say some fish would stay in the ocean rather than making the track upstream. >> the idea here is to
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basically truck them around these impacts. and put them back into the water so that they can actually stand a better chance at surviving. >> the hope is the ocean grown fish will increase the future salmon catch. fisherman could release the first salmon next spring. evacuations have very tense moments after a crew punctured a gas line near city hall. that 4-inch line was ruptured about 12:30 this afternoon. city hall the main library, the 911 call center homes and apartment complex were all evacuated. firefighters say the wind helped disperse the gas. they were able to cap that line this afternoon. four years in an italian prison comes to an end for amanda knox.
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today's ruling and her return to the u.s.. >> airplanes quieter than a blender. >> light rain remains over the bay area. as this system winds down a second stronger storm is approaching. we'll help you plan your tuesday, coming up. state farm. this is jessica. hey, jessica, jerry neumann with a policy question. jerry, how are you doing? fine, i just got a little fender bender. oh, jerry, i'm so sorry. i would love to help but remember, you dropped us last month. yeah, you know it's funny. it only took 15 minutes to sign up for that new auto insurance company but it's taken a lot longer to hear back. is your car up a pole again?
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manslaughter trial of michael jackson's personal doctor. heard from an emergency room doctor when he arrived at the hospital. >> you basically felt when michael jackson was brought in everything was going to be fatal anyway; is that correct? >> my assessment when he arrived was that he was clinically dead. >> prosecutors are trying to prove doctor mur a misled paramedics but how long he'd been unresponsive. if convicted he faces up to four years in prison. amanda knox could be home tomorrow following a ruling today in italy. after serving four years, knox is getting her first taste of freedom. barbara has today's developments. >> reporter: the 24-year-old was driven out of the prison where she was held for four
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years a free woman. >> amanda is free. >> an italian court overturned the convictions for her and her former boyfriend. her family was on hand for the verdict. >> we're thankful that amanda's nightmare is over. she suffered for four years for a crime she did not commit. >> knox and her boyfriend were convicted of killing her roommate in 2007. prosecutors alleged they brutely killed her in a drug fuelled sex game. the appeal was highly controversial evidence collected from the crime scene. they were given a chance to address the court. >> i am innocent. >> reporter: although her murder conviction was overturned but upheld defamation charges.
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must pay court fees. the family of the victim offered a statement. >> we respect the decision of the judges but do not understand how the decision of the first trial could be so radically overturned. knox and her family say they will return to the united states as soon as possible. >> i want to go back to my life. >> reporter: barbara hall reporting. >> about a dozen supporters cheered in knox's home town this afternoon after they learned the appeal was successful. most of the group members have tied to the family or high school she attended. organizers had raised money in support of knox and her family. you can find more video along with still photos by looking under the u.s. and world news tap at supreme court started with
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a california case. the court is considering whether medicaid or medical patients can sues the government to stop cuts to the program. other states are looking to cut reimbursements. the high court rejected more than 1800 appeals which piled up over the summer break. included one from california officials. another one decided whether police need a search warrant before they look at text messages from people they arrested. also will not hear a case where they overthrow restrictions on air pollution. bart is looking for input as it gets ready to draw new district lines. started at 6:00 p.m. this richmond. following each census bart is required to adjust the boundaries of 9
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districts. the biggest population growth has been in alameda counties. you can find a full schedule on our website. nasa and google today announced a big winner. the winning invention is quieter than some household appliances and being dubbed the most efficient way to fly. >> your prize is $1.35 million. >> reporter: today pilots and engineers took home the largest prize in aviation history. >> today was a milestone in aviation. today is the day we've made electric flight practical. >> reporter: a normal plane gets 60 miles per gallon. this plane gets more than 400 miles per gallon. >> one we're showing we can fly electric airplanes. now we're
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carrying four people instead of one. the next big step is we're showing we can fly for more than two hours. >> reporter: this plane is also a lot quieter. here's what a jet sounds like overhead. and here's what this electric plane sounds like. >> this is the kind of stuff that people i think pay attention to and the idea that lithium batteries can power an aircraft that fast and far is interesting. >> reporter: nasa says another winner is taxpayers. the check awarded to the team doesn't cover the $2 million they had to develop the plane. it's possible these smaller aircrafts could hit the market in the next few years. ktvu channel 2 news. >> bay area fans will have a chance to see tiger woods in the
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south bay. scheduled to play in the open tournament wednesday morning. will be held in san martin. organizers say spectators will be allowed to snap photos of woods. he is looking forward to competing in his home state. espn is pulling hank williams classic intro song from tonight's monday night football cast because of a controversial comment. this song has been yanked because the country singer used an, analogy. william says the president's golf outing was like quote hitler playing golf with -- not
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yet said if the song would be pulled beyond tonight's game. san francisco roles out unique privileges to make it easier for you to get wheels when you want them. the first storm of the season is here. rosemary will tell us how much rain has fallen and when an even bigger storm is expected to role in. you can watch bay area news at 7:00 on your computer or your mobile device. we are streaming live at let us record one more show. who should get it? i really love jennifer. yeah, she's great. yeah. yeah. kyle's got that thick head of hair. and that should be rewarded. ok, moment of truth. on "three," say which kid you love the most. oh, fun, yeah. 1...2...3... jennifer. jennifer. whoa. wow. ha! she's so pretty. yeah.
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>> it is a race against time and mother nature in northern california vineyards as crews there work to get the grapes off the vine as wet weather arrives. rain can cause a variety of problems. grapes can swell and burst. they are susceptible to mold and fungus. only 20% of the $400 million crop has been harvested. rosemary you said it's tapering off? >> but more to come. a little hectic today for most of us. a steady light rain. enough to make the drive a slow one. as we watch this system come to an end, the next one already
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getting ready to take aim at the bay. seeing scattered showers lighten up just a bit. with those clouds overhead could be experiencing drizzle. temperatures from 10 to 15 degrees cooler. cloudy and cool out there. 60 degrees in oakland and concord. along the peninsula and moving its way east. watch it fall apart and dry out over the next few hours and tomorrow morning we begin to see a break. satellite and radar you can see how far stretched it is. pretty much the entire coast of california down to areas around santa barbara. run you through the next few days and show you that next few storm. for tomorrow morning we wake up we're in good shape. mostly gray and drizzle. that should be about it . but by tuesday night already over the north bay and while we sleep we get pretty good rain.
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we wake up wednesday morning, the morning dry, soggy but hopefully not too bad. scattered showers for wednesday afternoon and evening and into thursday. so clouds lightly warmer tomorrow but we'll get a break from the rain tuesday night. return with the heaviest rain tuesday night into early wednesday morning. tomorrow slightly warmer than what we saw today. 60s and low 70s. 65 in the city. your extended forecast here. so we saw the rain today. by tomorrow, mostly dry conditions until the evening hours. this one also a little bit of a winter effect. the sierra is going to have a winter storm warning. we're drying out and warming up and the weekend looks nice. >> thank you. well, there are some prime new parking spaces available for those who use san francisco's car share program.
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the city designated five new parking spots today on city streets for the use of those in the program. two of the spots are in russian hill and the other in the soma, mission and pacific heights neighborhoods. more will be added in november to promote car sharing. that is our report for now. our coverage continues online at and with tonight's 10:00 news on channel 2. tmz next. [ female announcer ] starbucks via® is planted the same... ♪ ...harvested the same... ♪
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