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her visit comes even as wikileaks has begun posting daily leaks of her campaign e-mails. her supporters call that a minor distraction compared to recent accusations about her opponent. >> the recent revelations about his behavior simply affirm what i've believed about his character for a long time. >> reporter: a handful of donald trump supporters stood outside, undaunted by recent claims about their candidate. >> support for mr. trump keeps on growing because people know we need to focus on their issues. >> reporter: we're told she did tell supporters today that certainly while the negative tone of this election might make some people want to unplug, she is urging her supporters to stay engaged until the final days of the election. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, nbc bay area
news. >> christie, thank you. donald trump is fighting these latest accusations. the story has gotten the attention of first lady michelle obama, who called the whole thing intolerable. nbc bay area's michelle roberts joins us with trump's response. >> donald trump is calling the accusations a lie. his campaign says they have information to refute the claims and plan to release that information at an appropriate time. >> these vicious claims about me of inappropriate conduct with women are totally and absolutely false. >> reporter: donald trump is fighting back against a "new york times" story in which two women claim he inappropriately touched them. >> when he started putting his hand up my skirt, that was it. that was it. >> reporter: today in florida, the gop nominee announced he plans to sue "the new york times" for what he calls a
slanderous article about the accusati accusations. he's also pointing the finger at hillary clinton. >> these attacks are orchestrated by the clintons and their media allies. >> reporter: minutes before mr. trump took the stage in florida -- >> enough is enough. >> reporter: -- first lady michelle obama spoke at a hillary clinton rally in new hampshire. she didn't mention trump by name but described his so-called locker room banter as demeaning and obscene. >> we simply cannot endure this or expose our children to this any longer, not for another minute, let alone for four years. >> she comes in with massive credibility. >> reporter: political analyst larry gerston says trump is in a tough spot and the recent allegations could make a big impact to undecided voters. >> we're back to the 10 or 15% who don't yet know what they're going to do, something like that could make a difference. >> "the new york times" is standing by its story.
newspaper executives saying today they welcome a lawsuit from donald trump. raj? >> you can watch the clip of michelle obama and read what people are saying about her comments right on our facebook page. now to our other top story tonight, rain is on the way. just about six hours out from now, for the first time this season, the bay area is expected to get some significant rainfall. we have microclimate weather team coverage tonight. chief meteorologist jeff ranieri is in the weather center tracking the storm's path. but we begin with damien trujillo, live in san jose where crews are preparing for what's to come. damien? >> reporter: that's right, janelle, this is the silver creek behind me. crews have been working to shore up this water way for quite some time now. crews have been fanning out across the valley hoping to minimize potential damage from the start of the rainy season. they've spent the last two months pulling debris from san jose storm drains. the junk inside is what causes
street flooding during the rainy season. >> it creates that plug in the storm main, the storm laterals, and it allows water to build up on the street, which is a hazard to pedestrians and bicyclists. >> reporter: crews have cleared 14,000 of these storm drains since august. they say homeowners can do their part by taking care of the leaves, especially now that those leaves are beginning to fall. >> the leaves, you know, along the street, the gutter line, and the yards, generally when the rains come, the leaves are the first things that go down the storm drains. >> reporter: resist here in willow glen say they take turns clearing leaves but are glad that the professionals are also helping out. >> i'm very pleased, i'm a long-time -- because i'm old -- believer in prevent medicine. i'm glad the city feels the same. >> reporter: along the silver creek, digging continues to continue the water way's flood project. residents remember rising waters several years ago and are glad
something is being done to avoid a repeat. the valley water district is also performing creek maintenance, clearing debris and trash from along the creek bed to make sure there's no backups or floods when the rain begins. i'm damien trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> damien, thank you. so it's going to be hit the north bay first. homeowners and businesses are bracing for flooding and possible power outages. pg&e spent much of the day in mill valley cutting back vegetation to prevent wind-whipped branches coming in contact with power lines, the key reason for power failure. >> that's why we do this every single year, we don't wait for a storm, we do it constantly throughout northern and central california. >> pg&e says it's important to steer clear of hanging or downed power lines because they're likely to still be energized. let's check in with chief
meteorologist jeff ranieri. when will this rain arrive? >> it looks like by tonight. we're not expecting major flooding throughout the bay area. river levels are not expected to exceed their banks. but it will be the first significant storm of the season. atmospheric river is a stream of moisture in the pacific and it will help boost rainfall totals as the storms move in. you can see the rain falls off to the north, 250 miles away. we'll begin to see a few showers develop by 11:30 tonight in middletown, calistoga, maybe a spotty showers in san francisco. it's all about tomorrow morning's commute, right in marin, sonoma counties, at 6:30 a.m. again, for tomorrow morning, the storm is expected to arrive. roads of course will be slick. certainly throughout the bridges, winds 15 to 30 miles per hour. make sure you give those windshield wipers a quick check if you can, we've had hot
weather recently and they might be cracked. i have an important timing change with the storm on friday. it will impact the south bay. i'll have details on that in about 15 minutes. >> okay, see you soon, thank you, jeff. this is also a good time to download our nbc bay area app to track the rain and get weather alerts straight to your smartphone. here's peggy bunker to explain how it works. >> when we're in an nbc bay area microclimate weather alert, we've media it easy for you to get the latest information on your smartphone. click on the bar across the top that says "weather alerts." it will take you to what you need to know, and when you need to know it. a scare at an east bay high school. a car theft suspect tried to hide out on campus at acalanes high in lafayette. at 10:30 a.m., officers chased two men into an area near the school, causing the campus and the neighborhood surrounding it to go into lockdown for about 90
minutes. police captured one man on school property hiding near the gym. they found the other nearby in someone's yard. we now have a face to go with the arrest video you saw last night only on nbc bay area. he's accused of exploiting a minor. he was found by the south bay's human trafficking task force. our cameras were there when the sting went down. we were the only tv station there as the feds and local law enforcement used a san jose hotel room for their sting. the goal is not to prosecute young women for prostitution, but to interrupt the cycle of human trafficking. the task force used this tactic in the days leading up to the super bowl at levi stadium. a south bay pot shop says it's finally ready to pay up after refusing to pay taxes for
the past four years. but the deal has some strings attached. >> city leaders may not be willing to take the company's money. >> reporter: do you see any problems with the offer? >> i think they're concerned. you don't want to send a message that you don't have to play by the rules. >> tonight at 11:00, what makes this offer so unusual and why the city may not be ready to strike a deal. plus why the business owner says paying his taxes in the first place could have landed him in prison. you can catch our full investigation tonight at 11:00. >> see you then, thanks, bigad. if you have a tip for our investigative unit, give us awe call or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. get ready for more electric cars to come to the south bay. i'm scott budman. a startup moves in with an
already famous ceo and a promise of new jobs. also raised from the bay, the sunken boat that capsized in san francisco has been pulled out. we're going to have the latest on the investigation into what went wrong. and take a look, warriors star kevin durant makes a new friend over nachos. we'll talk to the boy who shared his chips. and good afternoon, i'm meteorologist jeff ranieri. rain developing off to the north on the doppler radar right now, in advance of this storm system. we may see some beach erosion as waves could hit as high at 15 feet. stay away from the beaches the next three days. i'll have an important timing change on our friday storm, in about seven minutes.
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more than 5 hours. it crashed around 4:30 is morning -- on south-bound 1, as overturned ups truck snarled traffic in san jose 4:30 a.m., southbound 101 near brokaw road. an suv cut the truck off, causing it to crash and overturned. it also overturned in a ditch. thankfully no one was seriously injured. crews had to right the truck, then reload it. all lanes on 101 finally
reopened at 10:00 a.m. the electric vehicle revolution is here and gaining traction in the south bay. the last two ev companies to open up have done so in san jose. our business and tech reporter scott budman is live in san jose. scott, is this competition for tesla? >> reporter: eventually it will be, once they start making cars, janelle. for now the company behind me is the latest to rev up for an electric future. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: north san jose held a party thursday afternoon. >> this is the place to be, right? >> reporter: opening a new silicon valley headquarters for electric vehicle maker next ev and toasting another way for us to get around. >> i feel like the transportation industry is really at the point of change, where digital technology and software can hugely influence the industry. >> reporter: already the home of
an electric car maker and down the street from tesla, san jose is turning itself into a mini-motown. >> we're doing the best we can to make this the center for auto technology. >> reporter: with lots of jobs expected in the coming years. if you're looking for work, tune in tonight at 6:00 when we tell you how many people this company will be looking to hire over the next few years. reporting live in san jose, scott budman, nbc bay area news. >> i like that, a mini-motown here in the bay area. not to be lost in the negative news headlines we hear throughout the day, we also like to share what's right with your community. >> our bay area proud series is a reminder of the great things that happen, and nbc bay area's garvin thomas brings them to us.
>> we like to keep you up to date on what's happened to some of the people in our stories since they first aired. >> reporter: the most watched bay area proud story of the past year online is the one about chris sontag ratte and his dog with the unusual name of "everything." we shared how chris was devastated when "everything" passed a couple of years ago. as a way to remember his dog, he posted on instagram that he would send a tennis ball to anyone, anywhere who wanted to play with their dog. the response was overwhelming. well, we just heard from chris again. he said after some personal tragedy, he just needed the companionship of a good friend again. so there's a new dog in his life. a foster called "scooby." in 2015, we shared the story of ed dowd, a realtor who said he
never understood the power of art until he donated a picture to a medical facility. the notes of thanks inspired him to do even more. he pledged $12 million to help build a new art and art history building at his alma mater, santa clara university. tomorrow morning, that building will be dedicated. ed, we hear, plans to be there, standing under yet another beautiful sculpture. speaking of art, this summer we shared the story of taylor jimenez, a student of special needs who spent years creating art in relative obscurity in her san jose bedroom. it wasn't until a willow glen businessman happened to see a painting she made of one of his buildings that he asked to display it. her world has been opening up ever since. we heard last night she got to go to her first ever sharks
game. joe pevelsky heard she had done a painting of him and he just wanted to meet her. >> cool. >> i love watching that with you guys, the story comes up, oh, yeah, i remember that one. >> so nice to get an update. >> these people hold special places in our hearts. obviously their lives aren't over when the story is done, they keep going. we always like to keep everybody up to date on people. >> thanks so much for sharing. thanks for the update, garvin. >> thank you, garvin. after more than 83 days of intense firefighting, the sob soberanes fire is finally contained. it destroyed 57 homes. a bulldozer operator was killed fight the fire. it was started by an illegal campfire. it's the most costly fire in california's history. more than $250 million has been spent in that firefight.
>> chief meteorologist jeff ranieri joins us now. i did what you said, covered the patio furniture and prepped the house ahead of the rain. >> we have an important timing change, though, as the storm system is slowing down a little bit. look, everybody is still going to get wet weather. it's just going to come at different times tomorrow morning. i want to give you an overview first. i think it's important to do this, because a lot of you have weekend plans. we've been talking about the chance of rainfall. and this is a really easy way to just kind of segment it out for you. friday morning our storm system moves in. saturday night through sunday, another wave of wet weather and potentially for monday morning as well. three different chances of rainfall expected over the next four days. now, the storm system that we're monitoring right now is just off to the north. we have cloud cover increasing. any sign of rain is still 270 miles away, so we're still waiting on that of course to get here. as we get you into tomorrow
morning's forecast, what i really want you to focus in on is the fact that the north bay and the san francisco area has the best chance of wind and rain for tomorrow. early on in the commute in the south bay, you actually still may be dry the way it looks, and 58 degrees to start. let's bring you the most important thing. that's the timeline. you can really figure out what's going to be happening over the next 24 hours. you can see for tonight, a few spotty showers, middletown, calistoga, santa rosa, point reyes, nothing too heavy right now. check out how the colors intensify, heavier pockets expected at 7:00 a.m. marin, sonoma counties, mainly contained there for a lot of the commute tomorrow. maybe also some showers down the peninsula as well. you can see a good section of the east and south bay will be dry. slowly push to go the south. by 9:30, across contra costa and alameda counties. we've seen it slow down by three
hours. san jose may not actually start to get some accumulating rainfall until we hit about 10:30 through 11:30 tomorrow morning. folks in san jose may actually have a dry commute in the morning but eventually that rainfall will get to you. by evening hours, we have scattered rainfall that will be less here in the forecast. let's get you to the totals. we haven't seen too much change on this for the south bay. a quarter to a half inch. san francisco to the north, a half inch to one inch potential. we may see slightly higher totals than this, the way the subtropical moisture is moving in. again, that's a real good idea of what we can expect. temperatures in the 60s across the board tomorrow. you'll need the jacket and also the umbrella. on the extended forecast, we have that chance of rain again saturday evening. and then that rain will linger through sunday, the way it looks at this point. for the interior valleys, temperatures stay cool all the way through monday's forecast. and then we are back up to 83
degrees by next thursday. so do you still need the shorts, the rain jacket, the coat, the umbrella, everything at this point. >> he keeps us on our toes. >> we'll get ready. thanks, jeff. making friends over nachos? sounds like a delicious plan. we'll talk with kevin durant's new buddy about this video that's gone viral. happening now on our homege==re=
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learn more about the safeguards ba this is photo of the once-suw oating agaiin san francisco bay. raised from the bottom of the bay, a photo of the once-sunken yacht floating again in the san francisco bay. among the big concerns and questions, was the boat overloaded when it capsized? people in the boating industry
tell us it was overloaded. our nbc chopper was overhead as the salvage company helped bring that 34-foot boat to the surface. you see it there. there's no environmental impact from this accident. the yacht capsized on saturday, dumping 30 passengers right into the bay. one of them, a 4-year-old boy, was found unconscious. he's now recovering at home. what would you do if one of the biggest names in the nba wanted your food? for one antioch boy, the answer was easy: share, of course! cellphone video shows 7-year-old kahlil holly offering his nachos to kevin durant at practice at oracle arena. apparently durant wasn't the only hungry warrior. >> he asked me for my nachos. then i went up and klay thompson reached over and got one. >> nachos are appetizing.
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tonight at 6:00, nbc bay area responds to a man from the south bay who thatgets an unexpd charge from a rental car company. he says the tank was full but he was still forced to pay up. that story and more on our 6:00 newscast. bob dylan has won the 2016 nobel prize for literature. the singer-songwriter one for creating traditions in the american song book. he's known for many songs such as "blowing in the wind," an integral part of the civil rights movement in the '60s. >> the first time to a musician as well. >> congrats to him.
lester holt is next with "nightly news." >> hope to see you back at 6:00. jeff will be here with the full forecast. breaking news tonight. donald trump's furious tirade as the number of women accuse him of sexual assault. >> they're pure fiction and outright lies. >> trump lashing out, claiming a conspiracy to stop him, as michelle obama declares enough is enough. >> it has shaken me to my core in a way that i couldn't have predicted. >> the first lady like we've never heard her before. >> america strikes back after iranian-backed rebels open fire at a u.s. destroyer. an alarming provocation. exploding danger. we go inside the lab exploring what can happen to cellphones when they're over-charged. an eye-opening consumer alert. and nobel surprise as the poet laureate of rock makes history.