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>> life support, i mean, beep, beep, beep. >> we'll be back tomorrow at 10:00. >> neither side optimistic but at least they are still talking at this point. b.a.r.t. trains will run this morning as those negotiations continue. good morning everybody. it's now 4:30. >> negotiations ended just before midnight with a promise of more talks today. union leaders say they will stay at the bargaining table through the weekend f. nothing is done by 12:01 monday morning workers will strike. >> christie smith is live now in oakland where riders are
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relieved by this brief reprieve. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. yeah, i had a chance to talk with a couple riders and relieved yes, but also concerned about what might happen monday morning if you went to bed late you probably didn't know the outcome this morning. you all said it. the trains are rolling this morning. i'll step aside so you can see. this is the west oakland b.a.r.t. station. we shot new video of the station agent rolling up the gates at 4:00 a.m. to the welcome sight this morning. b.a.r.t. and its two largest unions have been at the bargaining table all day thursday, trying to reach an agreement before the governor's imposed 60-day cooling off period ended. then in the 11th hour a union rep said there were two significant changes. b.a.r.t. board members are now in on the negotiations and so are legislative leaders, they expect b.a.r.t.'s gm to be there but there is also that new deadline. >> if there is no agreement by
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sunday at 12:01, that there would be a strike. let it be -- let there be no misunderstanding, however, that with the board getting involved and the legislative leaders assisting and the general manager willing to sit down at the bargaining table, that the unions are continuing to negotiate and hope to avoid a strike. >> reporter: b.a.r.t.'s negotiator said he was authorized to present a new offer but the unions asked him not to. but added again they will all be back at the bargaining table at 10:00 this morning at the c caltrans building. >> we thank you for that. is your source for all of the latest information on that potential b.a.r.t. strike. our web team will update the page with the newest developments. look for that upper left hand corner of the screen, there you find a link to the b.a.r.t. strike resources page.
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there you will get updates on road conditions and commute alternatives. >> a b.a.r.t. station agent and his wife owe b.a.r.t. $48,000 in restitution after they resold b.a.r.t. tickets on ebay. the two have pleaded no contest. they will spend the next five years on probation and must repay b.a.r.t. by january or face jail time. investigators say avery took low value tickets left by riders, added to them, money to them, then gave them to his wife to sell on ebay. he still works for b.a.r.t. >> new this morning it is a surprise winner for this year's nobel peace prize. a lot of people thought it would be the pakistani teen nearly killed by the taliban. however, this year the committee decides to go another way. the 2013 peace prize goes to the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons.
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a team effort here, the opcw honored for its efforts to trid world of chemical weapons. back in 1997 the group has worked to implement the geneva convention. >> members of the opcw currently very busy in syria. this is video of the group leaving its hotel in damascus. it happened early this morning. the team so far visiting three sites linked to the country's chemical weapons programs. inspectors set to visit a total of 20 sites all part of the disarmament mission. the u.n. has been engaging the opcw to rid syria of its chemical weapons by the middle of next year. also new this morning syrian opposition groups accusing or actually accused of violating human rights. a report by the human right s watch says the group killed 200
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civilians during a military offensive in august. this all happened in a rural area of northwestern syria. witnesses telling the human rights watch fighters entered more than ten villages killing women, children and the elderly. as mentioned the report also finds more than 200 hostages still being held. the three foster farm plants linked to a nationwide s salmonella outbreak will be allowed to stay open for now. the plants must continue intense sampling for illness causing bacteria. the department decided to allow them to keep the plants open after the company made significant changes to fix the problems tied to the outbreak. nearly 300 people in 17 states including california have been sickened since march. >> one of the men accused of killing a young girl in oakland expected toing arraigned this afternoon.
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the alleged gang member joseph carroll facing murder charges for the death of 8-year-old alicia. the young girl was at a sleep over at a friend's house in july when police say shots were fire fluid the front door of the apartment, alicia was shot and killed. police say the attack was likely revenge for the killing of carroll's cousin earlier that day. expected in dourt two suspects accused of home invasion in san mateo that ended in a gun fire. two face five felony counts including murder. police say the men along with a third suspect broke into a home last month. the intruders they allegedly shot the man who lived in the home and that man then fired back, killing one of those suspects. the man living in the home hit by the bullet was not seriously hurt. >> a drug bust spanning three
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cities has yielded $4 million of marijuana plants. detectives served search warrants at 13 homes yesterday as part of an investigation into drug trafficking. 13 people were arrested, more than 1700 marijuana plants were seized. many were bypassing meters and stealing electric power to cullty straight the marijuana. >> do or be done for the a's and unfortunately fans the green and gold is done. tough finish. the a's dominated one of the league's best pitchers and the tigers justin verlander shuts down the a's. had a no-hitter into the seventh. verlander pitched eight scoreless innings allowing two hits. the a's lose this one, 3-0, knocked out of the first round of the playoffs for the second year in a row. we asked fans to sum up the
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loss. >> sad, angry, frustrated, disappointed and probably unhappy. >> five words? we lost but we still won. >> it's too bad that it ended this way. >> i think that was more than five. >> i know. >> awesome. great. fantastic. fabulous. exciting. >> i like that. the silver lining. the positive way to go despite the mathematical mistakes. after the game bob melvin says the vaz been kicking at the front door and he hopes that next year they will be able to finally break through. another wait until next year. i love that fan with the positive vibrations. >> exactly. we'll keep that the way. hopefully as well for the morning commute. there is no b.a.r.t. strike today, that means all of the trains are running which is good news for folks. >> hey, good morning to you. happy friday, jon and laura, happy friday to you at home.
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it is going to be a chilly start to the day with plenty of 40s and 50s and something we haven't had for some time, a return of the very low visibilities up in the north bay, we're seeing pockets of fog develop. and they are settling in in santa rosa, a half mile visibility available to you. and we see these going in and out so. far we'll see the fog continue to develop. it will likely impact your morning commute up in the north bay and right down the immediate coastline. this is what we expect for today. a gorgeous fall day headed our way. 77 degrees inland, 73 bay side, at the coast 69 degrees. it's a friday morning, no b.a.r.t. strike and mike inouye is with us. we're starting out on a good note. hi there. >> good morning. very happy that there is no b.a.r.t. strike. but some folks may have had plans to drive so there may be a few more cars on the road than you see. on the other side, some get monday off, it's columbus day. stand by. we'll see how the commute shapes
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up. pretty standard. at the coliseum, a sad night for the a's fans but happy as far as a great season and there was a pink concert. calmer now, a little slowing. there is construction north from about high street up to the embarcadero exit, you'll find a little slowing, not a big deal there. a concern here is north 680 up toward 242, typically overnight construction and there is a crew in the area. but also reports of smoke drifting across the freeway, there is a brush fire reported somewhere off of the roadway. we're waiting for details. sounds like it's a small grass fire on the side. we don't have lanes blocked. we'll track this carefully. on the peninsula an easy drive, 101 very sparsely populated and fewer on 280. it's a dark area. watch the hills. we've seen reports of deer across the road the last few weeks. >> thank you very much, mike. 4:40. the crime fighting tools to help one south bay police department keep up with its officers.
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welcome back everyone. good friday morning to you. hearings continue on capitol hill today as we move closer to the debt ceiling. senate committee will hear testimony on the impact of the shutdown on economic security. among those expected to speak ntsb board chair debra hearseman and private sector leaders and scientists. the president is expected to meet with senate republicans to talk about options for ending the shutdown and raising the debt limit. lawmakers have until thursday to act or the u.s. will be unable to pay its bills. the president will also meet with small business owners today. the shutdown has stopped small business association loans and other programs. >> california national parks unfortunately including yosemite will be staying closed until the shutdown ends. that's despite the federal government saying states can reopen parks if they foot the bill for the federal employees. california's finance department says the state doesn't have the
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money to pick up the tab, so those parks and any other national sites will stay closed until the shutdown ends. a new study find the u.s. hits the debt ceiling without a resolution americans could lose trillions in retirement savings. hampton pierson is live at cnbc world bureau with the new details. always a pleasure to see you, my man. >> hey, jon, how you doing. not the greatest news to talk about. a study warning if the white house and congress fail to reach a deal to raise the debt ceiling it could cut americans' retirement savings more than 20%. the american society of pension professionals and actuaries say 2 trillion could be lost. the group conducted the study to determine the economic impact of the debt ceiling debate in 2011 and the implications for another standoff this year. meanwhile, futures point to a flat open after stocks spiked
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big time on thursday on hopes of a deal to end the shutdown and avert a debt fee fault might be close. the dow, nasdaq and s&p 500 posting their second best gains of the year erasing the week's losses. we get data on consumer sentiment and earning from jpmorgan and wells fargo. the dow soaring to 323 points to close at 15,126. the nasdaq rising 83 to close at 3760, a jury in california has in fact found toyota is not liable in one of the first wrongful death lawsuits to go to trial in the u.s. involving alleged defects that caused vehicles to suddenly accelerate. the case was brought by the family of the woman who died in a crash involving a toyota camry. toyota recalled millions of vehicles over those issues though the woman's vehicle was not part of the recall.
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back to you. have a great weekend. >> hampton, appreciate it. we'll see you later. >> key words there, weekend. it's right here upon us. it's friday. christina joins us with a look at the forecast. >> i'm a little more important on a friday than on a monday. >> all days. >> thank you very much. 4:47 now. you made it to the end of the week. we have a really good looking weekend ahead. especially if you want one last hurrah at the local beaches. get out there before our temperatures really start to drop off as we head deeper into fall. definitely a fall-like morning in the north bay with those low clouds settling in. and take a look at your temperatures. another cool start. this week we've hit levels that we have not yet seen so far this season. it hasn't been this cold since mid may. temperatures are going to continue to drop off throughout the morning. you're at 41 in novato. expecting the upper 30s there before all is said and done. and the pockets of fog are go are to keep you cool in the
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north bay. at least for the first part of the day. you have a half mile visibility and that is it in santa rosa. we're dropping in napa like a rock. san mateo as well. we'll keep tabs on that. i want to show you what the fog does to your temperatures. 10 degrees cooler in napa than 24 hours ago. you don't have fog down in half moon bay. we are expecting some to develop as we head throughout the next couple hours so temperatures are going to be kind of the same as yesterday, depends on where you live. the coast will see cooling, 69 degrees in san francisco. our inland highs are going to end up warmer, 77 livermore, 73 in santa teresa, 75 degrees in gilroy so a big weekend for football fans out there. the 49ers in town, 67 degrees for tailgating at 11:00 a.m. 1:25 kickoff. good at the stickings. you can get the swirling winds. that could impact the passing game so it's going to be an
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interesting game. taking on the cardinals and yeah, we're looking forward to that. you can catch my updates on game day on knbr. saturday into sunday, temperatures are going to start to warm up. we're back to mid-80s tuesday into wednesday, then temperatures are going to tumble into the end of the week. we might be tracking light showers as we head into next week. it's far out to tell but we'll let you know. keep in mind it is a cold start to the day. back to you, john and laura. >> you always keep us updated. thank you. the family of an american man detained in north korea is being allowed to see his mother. kenneth bay's sister tells the press his mother has arrived. the 45 your tour operator who was arrested in north korea in november and accused of spying, he was sentenced to 15 years hard labor but was hospitalized recently after losing more than 50 pounds. >> new details about nsa secret leaker edwin snowden and the
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possibility that the federal government missed indications he was a threat to national security. "the new york times" reporting back in 2009, snowden's supervisor at the cia at the time filed a report mentioning a change in snowden's behavior and his work habits. the supervisor also points to suspicion that he was trying to break into classified computer files and information he was not supposed to access. snowden later left for a job with the nsa but the times reports the notes in his file were never forwarded to the nsa or its contractors. of course four years later snowden leaked thousands of classified documents. >> mountain view police are use youoing new technology to try to stay ahead of criminals. it's relying on gps tracking the commanding officer can see where his officers are. looking at dots on the screen as he move around. officers opt in using their cell phones and opt out when they are done at the scene. mountain view based wireless
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says this will make a police force more effective. >> it's important to protect the people who protect us. put it that way. as law enforcement their job is to protect us, if we can help them with technology to save their lives because this is all about officers' safety. >> it's now talking to other bay area police departments. >> it's 4:51. coming up on "today in the bay" how about this, a half a million dollars suddenly gone. we'll tell you about the bay area nonprofit now looking for answers. >> new images of a man accused of stealing tip jars. >> this is cool, the maze as you approach or weave. light around the toll plaza.
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call this one the case of the vanishing cash. $500,000 missing from the bay area symphony. police say the account for the peninsula symphony of northern california is missing $500,000 in operating funds. a spokesman says that's most if not all of the organization's assets. the board hoping an in-depth audit will reveal where the money went and how it can get it back. the symphony does not plan to
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change the season, that's with help of several musicians and donors they have pledged. >> berkeley police on the lookout for a thief who steals tip jars and more from small businesses. they hope the security camera pictures of the man will help identify him. take a look. berkeley police say he allegedly stole two tip jars from stores on euclid avenue earlier this month. and a lap top from a store on shaddock avenue last month. not cool at all. >> looks like he is wearing a bib. not a good man. mike inouye, he is a great man here to tell us about hopefully a good time on the roads. >> and i wear a bib from time to time. >> eating lobster. >> yes. >> drool. >> exactly. thank you. looking over toward the east shore freeway. looking at a smooth drive. it's not even 5:00 and we see a lot of company. we'll mark that with the arrow. our maps show a smooth drive on our speed sensors.
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if we can get the maps in gray, we'll look at traffic. there we go. there's the map. north of there, we'll look down the east shore freeway off the carquinez bridge, smooth across, petaluma, we had earlier fog registering on the index but that has cleared but as christina said about a half mile visibility. might not be a big deal but could develop bigger as the morning continues. a smooth drive at the trivalue, no issues, livermore, dublin or pleasanton. we'll watch for the effects of the drive out of the altamont. this being friday it's lighter. >> speaking of the road you may like this one from the strange but true file. the state of montana making it easier to whip up a little dinner. the latest craze here is road kill. that's right. the state's fish and game -- yes t bib will help with you road kill. tasty stuff. the commission approving a new law allowing drivers who accidentally kill big game to
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keep the meat. no joke here. motorists after hitting a deer or whatever on the road, they have to go on line and print out a permit within 24 hours of the fender-bender to salvage that food. they call road kill food a. mobile app also being developed to quickly register road kill. you got that skunk or the possum. >> possum pie. >> beverly hillbillies. >> people are trying to have break fast. we haven't mentioned much but this week was supposed to be fleet week. complete with blue angels overhead. federal money troubles stopped all of that and now local business is doing everything they can to make up for the revenue lost.
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>> reporter: good news for b.a.r.t. riders this morning. b.a.r.t. trains are rolling but now the strike clock has been reset for monday morning. negotiations continue over the
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weekend. i'll have the story coming up. >> reporter: an elementary school in the south bay does something it has never done before and many parents and students are not happy about it. good morning. i'm marla tellez. i'll explain why this school has decided to cancel its annual halloween parade coming up. >> we're looking at a smooth drive now but we do have an issue for visibility. actually, potential for that in two spots for the bay area. we'll let you know. >> let's take a live look outside, look at the beautiful bay bridge. you could have seen a lot more traffic this morning but yes, the b.a.r.t. trains are running. at least for now. it's friday, october 11th, this is "today in the bay." >>. >> this once again is friday. we enjoy saying it. 5:00, good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia-cann.


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