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meernt, there are dozens of people that are sick tonight. i spoke to one person who works at a local high school and had to call in sick for three days now and now he's suing the owner. >> we ordered takeout, ceviche tosta tostado. >> a typical night for greg and his partner turned into a trip to the emergency room. >> hooked me up to an iv, gave me about two meters of intravenous fluid. >> he said tests came back for shigella after eating at mariscos. today, he and his lawyer filed a lawsuit against the owner. >> i think it is reasonable after the amount of physical suffering i have gone through. >> the santa clara county health department says there's 93 reported cases. of those, 24 have been confirmed. and another five reported cases in santa clara county, all linked to mariscos. the symptoms include diarrhea
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and abdominal pain. >> it looks like the majority of patients have improved and been discharged or moved. >> this man is urging restaurant workers to wash their hands frequently and call in sick if you experience any symptoms. >> perhaps 10 or 20 individual bacteria to infect someone. >> meissner is starting to feel better, and hopes other restaurants will be more vigilant in the future. >> simple thing, wash your hands. >> the health department hasn't identified the employee who may have been responsible for spreading this. they also say that the majority of the people who got sick did eat here, but in some cases, though people spread it to family members. michelle robert, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >> san jose supermarket is back open after being shut down for pests. the health department found a rodent infestation in the market on north capital. they found the problem in a routine inspection. supermarket reopened this
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morning. santa klara health department said the health inspectors went and found the problem had been dealt with. >> now, to a developing story. five girls in the last month. that's how many were nearly kidnapped in berkeley. the first incident happened just before 6:00 p.m. monday at college and webster. that's where police say a man approached a girl and tried to ger her into his van. 15 minutes later, it happened again in the same area, three other girls. investigates believe the two incidents are similar to one that happened last month on telegraph avenue. ceoffi have now beefed up patrols. >> new at 5:00, an east bay family breathing a sigh of relief this evening after a little boy disappeared from school. police say he ran away from stone bury elementary in heyward around 10:30 this morning. he turned up at mcdonald's about five miles away more than three hours later. chuck coppola is live at the school, and chuck, how did the boy manage to slip away from teachers?
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>> 8-year-old zachary white was an ambitious boy, slipping through dangerous streets. he and two dozen classmates were on the soccer field. he decided to make a break for it. he ran this way, down to that fence, and there's a little pathway and steps that go up that fence and then around. and he followed back this way. through these trees, back this way to that little street. he went around the fence. mind you, the teacher and an aide are watching this, and they started to give chase. they got as far as about this fence, and they followed him with their eyes down the street where he disappeared into the trees. 8-year-old zachary white ran several miles. police say as far as five miles downhill, through neighborhoods, from heyward's stone bray elementary school to busy mission boulevard. more than 40 people from heyward police, the chp, park district personnel, and others looked for him for more than three hours.
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his picture was circulated on social media and to several businesses such as the local kmart. the school district says white went into the mcdonald's where the superintendent says an employee recognized white from a picture. how he got so far so fast is surprising to school officials. how is an 8-year-old boy able to outrun a teacher and an aide? >> well, i'm almost 50 years olds and i think an 8-year-old could outrun me. in this case, it was more about a matter if you're trying to supervise 25 students and you have one child who runs across the soccer field in the direction away from the other students, at some point in time, it's also about safeguarding the other 24 students and trying to make sure you can understand where this child went. >> could the aide have stayed with the students and the teacher gone after them or vice versa. one stay, one go? >> it's a good possibility, but the thing about it is you're still trying to chase down an 8-year-old student. >> heyward police say zachary white was found safe but thirsty
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and was quickly reunited with his parents. the superintendent told me the boy had not run away from school before. that his teacher is a very experienced teacher with more than 20 years of experience, will not face any sort of reprimand, we're told. however, this situation has just been added to a meeting tomorrow, a special education task force meeting that was already on the schedule. but now has one more agenda item. reporting live in heyward, chuck coppola, nbc bay area news. >> at least he was found. thank you. a sunnyvale barber shop destroyed by fire and police say it may have been a case of arson. flames engulfed the barber shop after 5:00 this morning. it's in a strip mall. the same place where a week ago, a small arson fire also broke out. we asked if there was a connection wrfrb. >> does that make this fire suspicious? you know, i don't have anything to connect that, but based on straight proximity, we're going to look into everything and make sure that we vet out all the
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details to determine if this one does determine to be suspicious, then we have some information from the previous one that we can look into. >> luckily, no one was hurt in the fire. three businesses nearby were damaged in the firefight. >> a deadly crash in san jose this morning. you are looking at the scene where police say a car hit a 72-year-old man. it happened on monterey road at the on-ramp to capital xrexway just before 6:00 this morning. police say the man was walking across the on-ramp and got hit. he died at the hospital. they say the driver of the car crash is cooperating with investigators. >> well, they say he's dangerous and on the loose in oakland. now police are offering a $5,000 reward to nab him. the case involved a sexual assault. police say last thursday, a woman walking on 82nd when a man pulled eed her to the ground a assaulted her. the man is described as african-american, 5'10". with a mustache and a beard. investigators are working on a stetch. >> new at 5:00, a prediction
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that scientists say is almost guaranteed. there's a 99.9% probability that a sizable earthquake will strike los angeles in the next few years. nasa and university researchers say the quake will have a magnitude 5.0 or greater and hit within three years. they say it could occur anywhere within about 60 years of last year's magnitude 5.1 quake. the latest study is based on measurements of how the earth's crust was deformed by that earthquake. meanwhile, northern california continues to shake. hundreds of small earthquakes have rattled the area in the past week. gealgists say since it forms a week ago, they have detected 284 earthquakes. many of those happening in the san ramon area. these can last several weeks. >> now to decision 2016, and a highly anticipated announcement. >> while i will not be a candidate, i will not be silent.
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>> vice president joe biden ends months of speculation saying he is staying out of the 2016 race for the white house. steve handelsman joins us live from washington, d.c. with reaction. no matter what political party you're part of, on a personal level, it was a moving press conference by biden. >> it was. he's well liked here in washington, so this was emotional here at the white house today. joe biden seeming to many to be saying good-bye. hillary clinton called him earlier. she praised the vice president saying he will keep fighting for all of us, but not as a presidential candidate. that he finy revealed today. with his wife jill and president obama by his side, vice president joe biden said it's too late for him to run for pridz. >> unfortunately, i believe we're out of time. the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. >> bidens have been mourning since may. now they're smiling at the memory of son beau biden, says
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joe, not just weeping over his death from cancer. the vice president says he's not running, but he's still passionate about the middle class. >> we cannot sustain the current levels of inequality that exist in this country. >> hillary clinton gets stronger, gaining five points over bernie sanders with biden out. clinton at 58% in the new poll. >> you can't say anything certain in politics buzz she's the closest thing to a lock i have ever seen in an open primary campaign. >> republican front runner donald trump tweeted, personally, i would rather run against hillary because her record is so bad. at the debate, clinton had called trump's party her enemy. >> probably the republicans. >> that's not joe biden's style. >> they are opposition. they're not our enemy. >> after 42 years in washington, as senator, twice a presidential candidate, then vice president, biden promises to keep speaking out, which knowing joe, nobody
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doubts. in the rose garden today, biden warned democratic candidates in remarks clearly aimed at hillary clinton to run on the obama record and not against the obama record. live at the white house, steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. back to you. >> thanks, steve. the republican side, the gop appear said closer to naming a new speaker of the house, today, john boehner announced the vote will take place next thursday. after increasing pressure, congressman paul ryan says he will run for the position, only if his divided party unites behind him. the in-fighting between republicans and the ultra conservatives is the main reason why speaker boehner is stepping down. >> let's take it back outside, back to san francisco and the breaking news. a busy freeway off-ramp shut down as police search for a suspect. we'll keep you updated on the search and let you know how traffic is faring. >> he was gunned down while painting a mural. today, the job he left
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unfinished now complete. the emotional reveal and the latest on the search for his killer still ahead at 5:00. >> i'm jodi hernandez in marin county where school officials say five teenagers have been sent to the hospital over the past week and a half after misusing cough medicine. i'll have the story coming up. and good afternoon. i'm meteorologist jeff ranieri. not only one but two chances of rainfall out here in the pacific. we're tracking your changing weekend forecast and the possibility of showers in my microclimate weather.
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back to that breaking news in san francisco. we want to update you on breaking news happening in san francisco near the mission bay area. this is an yarbd off the mariposa exit off northbound 280. the off-ramp is shut down as police search for a suspect. they're not giving us details who the suspect is or what he's wanted for, but a lot of activity near the usf mission bay campus. we'll keep you posted. >> it's a wake-up call for parents and teenagers in marin county. five high school students have been sent to the hospital over the past two weeks after overdosing on cough medicine. health officials say it's a dangerous and potentially deadly trend among teens. taking cough meds to get high. at 5:00 tonight, jodi hernandez
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is live at a high school, one of two marin schools that have had to call an ambulance in the past week. just yesterday, you interviewed a mom who lost a son to something like this. >> that's right, jessica. just yesterday, we told you about the drug overdose problem that this county is dealing with. today, we have learned that five teenagers have been sent to the hospital in recent days after taking large doses of cough medicine for the wrong reasons. you've got to be 20 steps ahead of your children. you can't turn a blind eye. >> that's how a lot of parents in marin county are feeling after learning five high school students have overdosed on over the counter cough medicine in the past week. >> you can't believe just because we live in the richest county in the world, okay, that your kids aren't doing it because they're doing it. >> school officials say three kids at temmal pious high school and two more at drake high school took large doses of cold and cough medicine for fun.
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causing them serious side effects and a trip to the hospital. >> we learned of it through their behavior, so teachers and staff members noticed that the students weren't -- weren't acting as usual. and were displaying signs of being under the influence or intoxicated. >> these are very powerful medicines. if you take them in the wrong way, it can have tragic consequences. >> marin's public health officer said the active ingredients in the medicines can cause seizures, coma, even death when misused. the practice is sometimes cal ed triple-c, skittles or robo tripping. >> we had one accident trug overdose death in marin county every two weeks. fortunately, these kids are okay, but we're playing with fire when we take pharmaceutical products incorrectly. >> school officials say it's time for parents to have some serious talks with your teenagers and keep close tabs on
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what you have in your medicine cabinet. reporting live in marin county, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. he was shot and killed while painting a community mural. today, that mural was unveiled and dedicated to antonio ramos in oakland. while there has not been an arrest, police say they are making progress in this case. nbc bay area's christie smith is live in oakland. an emotional ceremony today. >> that's absolutely right. the mural is bright and colorful on what would otherwise be a dark underpass, and now it's dedicated to the memory of antonio ramos. it was an emotional ceremony, while oakland police say their investigation is moving forward. the unveiling and dedication brought our artists for antonio ramos. >> always, i'm always thinking about antonio. every day when we come here and paint the mural, we think about antonio.
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he was part of this crew. >> his memory, now part of the oakland superheroes mural project on west street where the 27-year-old was painting an ideal, hope and peace, when he was shot and killed. >> how many walls do we have to paint for this to stop? >> his brother spoke to the crowd gathered at the underpass. >> we lose track of our humanity and we walk around doing things like what happened to my brother. >> oakland police say the photo of a person of interest is still a key part of their investigation. they're making progress. the case is not growing cold. investigators continue to work the leads and tips that come in. confident that they're going to be able to solve this case and bring closure. >> nicole brought her son to the unveiling. she knows one of the artists. >> i think it just shows that there is good and there are people that can rally around and see beauty in darkness. >> the mayor was there, too,
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standing in front of the mural. she got emotional, saying they were standing in front of everything that was right about oakland, but also everything that was wrong. wrapped up in one powerful image. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> certainly is. thanks. now to an nbc bay area follow-up. drivers in union city will have to deal with a sinkhole just a bit longer. crews had hoped to have all the repairs done this week but they hit a road block when damage to a sewer line was worse than expected. the large sinkhole hopened up last week. repairs may take a little longer, the good news is part of alvarado boulevard is now open to drivers. >> let's turn things over to jeff. midway thru the week and it's been a beautiful day outside. a little warmer than the past couple days. >> it certainly has been. high pressure sitting overhead, right across pacific. that's helping temperatures to bump up. you don't is to feel too guilty about the nice weather, because
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we have now added two different rain chances in the next seven daze. one does include your weekend forecast. i'll have more on that coming up. you can also get a preview on the scrolling seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen. we'll take you to the sky camera network. south bay, 82 degrees. stoin for the peninsula. back into the north bay, 82. and in san francisco, temperatures have dropped dra t dramatically over the past three to four hours as the fog has started to roll in. we'll take you to the downtown camera. a beautiful shot of the fog line over alcatraz. winds out of the west at 22. gusty in the city tonight and also a little chillier. tomorrow morning, the fog stays in place for san francisco. but the other thing to note are the chilly temperatures we have had the past few mornings will be coming back again. make sure you have the jackets as we start off tomorrow morning. we likely will dip down as low as 49 in the north bay, 57 for the peninsula, and maybe as school as 54 in the south bay. i want to take you to the pacific right now.
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we're seeing a lot of activity beginning to line up. we have a storm system offshore for tomorrow. but then there's a second and a better chance of rainfall still around 1500 miles away in the pacific, and again, that likely could be impacting our weekend. let's take you into the forecast, specifically for tomorrow. and the problem with this storm is it's moving from the north to the south. there's not a lot of moisture with it. once it gets to the bay area, it will be a dry cool front, but it still should drop temperatures 2 to 4 degrees. then by this weekend, again on sunday's forecast, this storm system is going to get a little closer than earlier in the week and that could bring the possibility of isolated showers on sunday. trace amounts. also dropping temperatures to the 70s inland. let's take you to the microclimate forecast as we head throughout thursday. san francisco dropping a few degrees, that cool front. down to 68 in the marina. still holding on to 74 in the financial district. for the peninsula, cooler at the coastline with 69 in pacifica. back to palo alto, 80.
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south bay at 83 in morgan hill. to the north bay, east bay, and the tri-valley, we'll drop out of the upper 80s for pleasanton and livermore and go to the mid-80s, nice day in oakland at 77, and napa at 83 degrees. by this weekend, forecast temperatures do drop down by sunday with that chance of showers. that will put the south bay at 79 degrees. san francisco will average 69, and for the north bay, 78. janelle and jess, not only that chance of showers on sunday, but check this out. by next wednesday's forecast, remnants of what was once hurricane olaf likely combining with a cold front and that could give us a decent chance of rainfall, maybe a quarter of an inch at this time. good news for everybody at home, too. >> something to look forward to. thanks. still to come at 5:00, from trash to transportation treasure. b.a.r.t.'s out of the box idea to put more trains on the tracks as ridership rises.
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like the radical idea that health isn't an industry. it's a cause. so we do things differently. we combine care and coverage. and believe prevention is the most powerful of cures. so forgive us for not going with the flow. we just think the flow should go with us. which makes us rebels with one cause. your health. law enforcement across the bay area. =vo= a special recognition today for law enforcement across the bay area. they were honored today at the chiefs special agents association luncheon held in oakland. >> our association is a combination of ex-fbi, state and
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local police, and federal, and we're here to honor law enforcement and let them know we care and want to be with them and show our solidarity with them. >> the group made a special tribute to scott lunger, and michael johnson, with san jose police. those officers were killed in the line of duty this year. >> no longer headed for the scrap yard, old b.a.r.t. cars thought to be damaged beyond repair are getting a second life. want to show you youtube video posted by the transit agency. a handful of engineers and mechanics are working together to find out of the box ways to fix more than a dozen beat up cars. b.a.r.t. says it needs every car it can handle. and the need will become greater when the warm springs station opens up next year. another blow for yahoo shareholders today. the stock slipped 5% after disappointing third quarter earnings. falling short of wall street expectations. the sunnyvale based company says it will narrow its strategy and
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francisco. busy freeway off-ramp shut down as police search for a suspect. that's in a half hour. gr finally at 5:00, this is the day fans of the "back to the future" trill aelg have been waiting for since the '80s. >> 4:29 p.m. on wednesday, october 21st, 2015. >> 2015? you mean we're in the future. >> that's so funny. 30 years ago, the back to the future characters arrived on this day in the future. the movie had several predictions about life in 2015 like flying cars and hover boards, but what actually came true? >> one prediction that back of the future ii got right is that marty mcfly would have a receding hairline. >> it worked? >> now, cars have not yet taken to the skies, but a self-driving delorean can take drivers for a spin. and a silicon valley company created a working hoverboard.
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it's intended to lift buildings in earthquakes. >> when i watched, it was like, 2015 was so far away. major political news tonight. biden won't run. the vice president finally ends the drama and sends a message to hillary clinton. what it means for her path to the presidency. with the high stakes benghazi hearing now hours away. a shocking road rage attack. a 4-year-old girl shot dead while riding with her family. what happened on the stretch of highway. tonight, what witnesses saw as police hunt for a killer. the cia chief's e-mails stolen by a high school hacker and now exposed to the world, including what he told the president privately about iran. and balancing act. for the man being pressed to take one of the most powerful jobs in america. he said it has to include time for his kids. sparking a conversation about fathers and family.


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