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tv   Today in the Bay  NBC  May 23, 2011 4:30am-5:00am PDT

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shattered glass, flames, severe bursts, the cause of an explosion at an east bay apartment building and why three people will never be the same. the raid that took down a beating suspect and what those closest to bryan stow are saying in the development of the case. it's may 23rd, this is today in the east bay. good morning, everyone. i'm scott mcgrew. it's 4:30.
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let's get right to christina loren. >> the east bay clouded up this morning. we have a front situated over the east bay. it's mild because of the cloud cover. we are in the mid-50s. breezy, though. the core of low pressure crossing over the area this morning. watch for windy conditions and thick fog developing in the next few hours. someone who is watching your roads already, it's early on a monday, but he's on top of it. >> good morning. breezy is an understatement out of 880 and across the bay bridge we have a wind advisory. we are watching reports of construction. it might be down to one lane. there was a little construction. a live look at the coliseum shows a lighter volume of traffic. i'm going to show you that in the next break. there you go. back to you.
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>> thank you very much. this morning unconfirmed report that is a baby snatched from her bassinet was found. friends and family say they believe someone came into the home and took the baby from her parent's room where she sleeps. they are concerned it might be someone familiar with the couple because they have two dog that is were not barking that night. >> i think it's cruel, disgusting, sick. it breaks my heart knowing someone would do that. >> we don't have indication there was a family dispute or abduction at all. the child doesn't have the ability to disappear on her own. >> we have reports it baby has been found safe. we have a crew on the way. we have lots of policemen working on the case as well. it is a mysterious case. this morning police officers
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have identified a body floating in an east bay lake as a 27-year-old man from florida. officers found his body in the water in antioch over the weekend. officers say the man was in the bay area visiting family. so far, they won't say how he may have ended up in the lake or if they think he was the victim of a crime. we now know an east bay explosion was most likely fueled by illegal drugs. the chronicle reports this morning that police seized evidence from the apartment building on silver oaks way. officers say it appears drug activity played a role in the blast. the apartment unit wasn't being used as a meth lab. police who lived nearby tell police it rattled their windows and rumbled their floors. >> i was sitting in my room on my computer and i felt the first
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wave of the shock of the explosion go through the window. it rattled everything. then, like screaming. >> right now, two men, one woman all in their 20s and 30s are in critical condition being treated at burn units in sacramento and san jose. l.a. police named the man they arrested and accuse of beating giants fan bryan stow. he instigated the attack. s.w.a.t. officers arrested him, towed away a black honda civic after storming his apartment. his roommate says it's bringing the stow family some comfort. >> it was a big sur prize. it was beginning to look bleak whether or not they were going to find these guys. i woke up this morning getting a text from his sister. it was great news.
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>> the l.a. times report says he may have added a fresh neck tattoo to try to conceal his identity. they are looking for a second suspect and the woman who drove the get away car as well. news of the arrest spread throughout the bay area and at&t park. lisa reports people in the bleachers and the dugout are all pulling for stow. >> reporter: as he lies unconscious in the hospital, the man suspected of putting him there is finally arrested. >> what happened on opening night, it's been a cloud over the organization. >> reporter: from the giant's team president to the fan who is never met the father of two, relief. >> that is awesome. i mean, it's horrible what happened to him. >> i think it's incredible.
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to be able to find somebody and serve justice -- >> reporter: outside tooe toat& park, it's hard to find anyone who doesn't know stow. >> i'm glad they waugt hcaught him. you don't expect that. >> every time we go to l.a., you think twice about walking around. >> family members got a call from l.a.p.d. sunday morning informing them they had search warrants and are ecstatic. they have been around the hospital round the clock as the 42-year-old remains in critical condition after suffering a traumatic brain injury after the beating. >> it's been hard on the family. for them to continue to work as hard as they have been. i'm talking about the police department and have a suspect in hand.
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it's great news. >> the stow family will speak publicly for the first time this morning at 11:00 at the hospital there. the trial of two men accused of killing chauncey bailey should wrap up today. the former leader is charged with three counts of murder for the deaths of bailey and two other men. prosecutors say bay ordered the killing to silence bailey because he was writing an article about the bakery's finances. there are few details on injuries from riots at sanguine ton. they used rubber bullets and pepper spray to restore order. let's check in with christina.
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>> good morning, scott. we got rain last night and we're going to see more toward the middle of this week. today, tomorrow, phenomenal weather. watch for gusty winds along the bridges this morning. nothing greater than sustained. the highest winds we are seeing is 18 miles per hour in oakland. it can get gusty. something we don't usually have around the bay area, a trough of low pressure and the core is going to cross right over us for the next few hours. it will be active around here. the winds will continue to increase. take a look at this. we have vivid imagery this morning. the clouds are associated over the edge here in antioch and san jose. we have good conditions here. more clouds pushing through in the morning hours. an interesting set up for a weather geek like myself. 52 degrees in oakland. as we head throughout the
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afternoon, we are headed toward the 70s. rain on the way. we'll break it down when and where with mike. good morning. >> good morning. i'm a traffic geek. talking about the clouds overhead, the speeds on the roadway are fine. the construction has been picked up. now, here is the area with the wind farms. the altamont pass is another section where there's been a wind advisory overnight. you won't have delays right now. a 14 minute drive-through the dublin interchange. we'll get a look at the san mateo camera. i want to show you the camera shaking a bit. you can't make out the taillights. there's moisture in the air. >> ufo. >> exactly. it's just cars in the road crossing over the water.
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>> this week, the city of vallejo will have new ways to control medical marijuana. tomorrow, the city will go over ideas to limit and tax medical marijuana sales or ban them all together. right now, the zoning laws don't specifically allow marijuana dispensaries but they could put a marijuana business tax on the ballot. that would bring in $250,000 each year to the cash-strapped city. right now, there are between nine and a dozen medical marijuana businesses operating in the city. splintered wood all that's left of an entire town. the death toll is climbing. what's left of the gop field for president. who's in and who's out, just ahead. an inside look at the brains of the operation. the production studio.
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4:43 right now. mike says there's a lot of wind out there if you are driving a big truck, be extra careful. the death toll continues to climb in missouri after a massive tornado ripped into a hospital and neighborhoods.
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splintered wood remains where homes once stood in the city of joplin. city leaders say at least 89 people are dead. a hospital took a direct hit. you can see the damage to the building. windows blown out, a car tossed. president obama promised federal help. the president is visiting ireland. this is new video as the president touched down hours ago. president obama will meet with political leaders today along with the first lady. she'll meet them, too, by the way. president obama is irish on his mother's side. they will visit the tiny village where his great, great, great grandfather was born. republicans have been reluctant to take him on. today in the east bay's tracie potts has the latest on the new candidate whose announcement came overnight.
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>> i'm tim pawlenty and running for the president of the united states. >> reporter: the former minnesota governor ignores republicans and focuses on president obama. >> we need a president that understands our problems are deep and has the courage to face them. president obama doesn't. i do. >> reporter: he joins former massachusetts governor mitt romney whose raised millions and former house speaker newt gingrich. >> i want to outline a program of dramatic change and i'm prepared to debate that program. >> daniels said he won't run. >> an entertaining candidate who won't get nominated. >> reporter: his bet, herman cane. he want as 23% sales tax not no federal tax. >> they wait until it's at a disaster point then say we have
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no choice. that's not leadership. >> paul ryan said he's not running but left the door cracked open. >> you never know what opportunities lead way down the road. >> no women in the race, so far. we are waiting to hear from michele bachmann and sarah palin. johnny depp made a lot of money at the box office. >> lower this morning. we are likely to see markets open lower across the board as european debt lingers. the dollar strength is putting a lot of pressure on equities like oil and trading below 100 bucks a barrel. the nasdaq was up to 2803. coming up this week, we get a
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ton of economic data including new home sales, durable goods and gdp, which will be key. >> it was a hot yooz. stay away from linked in. despite dibbling their shares, the company could fall by 50% if it were to hit a rough patch. they are coming out saying the company will have a hard time justifying the high valuation. meanwhile, "pirates of the caribbean" earned over $90 million in the box office this morning. talk about bounty. this was opening in north america. ticket sales came in on the low side of the forecast, it was the biggest debut of the year. overseas, it plundered and is set to set a record of movie openings of all time. it grossed an estimated $365 million.
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scott, the reviews weren't that good. imagine if the reviews would have been great. >> the reviews have not been good since the first one. the first one was great and the second one was awful. i never went again. >> tell that to the fans. if it was good, we could pay down the debt ceiling with what they made. >> thank you very much. they have thumbs up and thumbs doung. i'm going with awful. >> johnny depp, i'd pay anything to watch him. winds out of the southwest at 8 miles per hour. sustained in concord. 18 miles per hour in oakland. if you are waking up in the east bay, count on gusty winds on your way to work this morning. we'll see calm winds for the middle portion of the day. then the winds are going to pick up again.
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here it is. we have the core of low pressure right now. it's sitwalted over the bay area. it's kicking up instability and driving the winds this morning. not only that, cloudy conditions. they are centralized over the east bay. the core will cross over us. we'll see strong winds as a result. calm winds for the second half of the day. as it moves in and sets up over the area, it's going to drive in. 52 degrees in concord. 50 in livermore. 70 degrees later in oakland. 72 in napa. then we have rain on the way toward the middle of the workweek. don't wash your car just yet. wait until after wednesday. as you can see here, stop the clock at 8:00 a.m. get rain through 4:00 p.m. rain is expected in the north bay. not free and clear of the storms
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just yet. summer is three weeks away from the official start. 65 degrees. rain on the way for wednesday. that's the coolest day of the week. we jump up to the 70s in time for the weekend. this is a quick moving system. the only day you cannot make outdoor plans is wednesday. 4:50. the price of this floor-length dress comes with a jaw-dropping price tag. why the dad let his little girl wear a $25,000 gown to prom. more parking in the east bay.
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4:52 right now. we're going to check in with mike and check traffic in a second. clean up continues at the bay reserve fleet in benicia. two ships will be heading to the scrap yard this morning. the agency in charge of disposing the ships says it's four months ahead of schedule. the vessels will be cleaned up at a dry dock in san francisco then towed to texas for recycling. they are back-up ships that can be used at the time of war. meantime, before you hit the road this morning, fasten your seatbelt. more than 140 law enforcement agencies adrosz state will be
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enforcing the click it or ticket campaign. they are focusing on the 1 million californians who do not buckle up. the majority are nighttime drivers. the first time $142 but you can pay $445 if children under 16 are not wearing seatbelts. >> laura garcia-cannon is in the facility. >> i know, it's amazing. hot coffee, bathrooms, heaven. our 20 city may around the bay tour takes us to the city of santa clara. we have an update on the proposal to build a new nfl stadium next to great america. bob redell takes a ride on unusual electric bikes and flies in great america. it's all ahead. lots of fun. >> oakland will break ground on
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seven acres of new homes with access to b.a.r.t. crews will demolish homes to make room for other homes. speaking of b.a.r.t., let's check in with mike. good morning. >> good morning, scott. no delays on the tran sis system. a nice look throughout the maze and the area. we have a nice flow on the roadways as well including the area i told you. we were down to one lane because of construction. the construction is cleared heading through downtown oakland. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. the lights are moving smoothly through the area. from time to time, i have seen the camera shaking quite a bit. gusty winds at times. bay bridge, san mateo bridge looking nice. back to you. stan lee is going to make
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comics available through an app. it will be offered through apple itunes. if you are looking for classic comics, you are out of luck. only the series soldier zero and the traveler will be available. plenty of teenage girls go all out for program. few get to wear a $25,000 dress. this girl wore this dress to her prom in michigan. it was worn by christina ricci on the red carpet at the oscars. she won the dress through a contest. she told the local newspaper she felt pretty in the size zero dress. her mom kept calling her cinderella. josh outman will be called to start the day now that
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brandon mccarthy is on the disabled list. the as could use help after being swept by the giants in the series. the giants got their seventh walk off of the year beating the as 5-4 in 11 innings.
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20 cities in 20 days. may around the bay continues this morning in santa clara. good monday morning to you. thanks for joining us this morning. it is 4:59. we're going to head to santa clara. get a quick look at the forecast with c lisnatiorenna good morning. >> good morning to you laura. good morning to you at home. mondays can be tough. the weather is making it easy for you. we don't have rain to contend


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