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you might want to call it an early night tonight, and texting her, you out, don't be out right now. >> officer walterhouse was in fact involved in procestitution and obstruction. >> that any officer could think it was at all acceptable to engage in this type of behavior, and further, sully the reputation of this department. >> reporter: the mayor is referring to the shocking police sex scandal that took place over the summer. that sex scandal involved a teenager who went by the name of celeste gaup. several police officer were arrested in that case. this case is not believed to be connected. tonight at 6:00, we'll hear from that teenager's attorney. meanwhile, walterhouse will be arraigned in court tomorrow on two counts of felony obstruction of justice and one count of misdemeanor prostitution.
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live in oakland, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area. >> thank you, jodi. just moments ago, police announced two arrests have been made. police say both suspects are juveniles. it's still an active and ongoing investigation. the shooting, by the way, happened on tuesday in the parking lot of june jordan school of equity in san francisco's excelsior district. police believe four male suspects, not students, walked onto campus and shot and injured four students. all of the victims are expected to recover. the motivate still unknown. sources say it may be gang related. in about an hour, san francisco police will answer questions about a shoot that left one of their own partially paralyzed and a suspect dead. officers fatally shot a man last friday after he fired at police. one officer took a bullet to the head. he's hospitalized in critical but stable condition. the suspect died after a second confrontation with officers.
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today's town hall meeting will happen at the scottish rite masonic center at 6:00 p.m. this evening. a threat shut down two major freeways in san francisco today and forced the city's courts to shut down. it began with a car parked under an overpass with an ominous note inside. this just blocks from the city hall of justice. viewers watched it unfold via live tweets on our twitter account. nbc bay area's michelle roberts is live there with more. things are getting back to normal, finally, michelle. >> reporter: finally. this all happened under the underpass there. still some questions tonight. police aren't saying who wrote the suspicious note or where they car may have come from. this was the scene inside san francisco's hall of justice as hundreds of people were told to either evacuate or shelter in place just after 11:00 a.m. people were allowed to leave but no one was allowed in. >> there is a shelter in place
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at this time for the hall as well as the jails and the area around this incident. >> reporter: across the street from the hall of justice, san francisco police descended on a tow lot where a white sedan was parked below the 80 west freeway. you can see from our chopper video, the bomb and he had sent in a robot to get a closer look and open the trunk. police now say there was a suspicious note on that white car and sources tell us it included the word "bomb." >> it will still be quite heavy traveling into the city as well as north into the city. >> reporter: chp closed 101 and 80 west for several hours, causing huge backups. >> horrible traffic. 40 minutes to it from the civic center to here. >> reporter: dozens of people who navigated through that traffic for an appointment at san francisco superior court were told to come back tomorrow. >> i knew something was going to. i didn't know it was here where i had my court date. >> reporter: the court is announcing that criminal and traffic cases from today have been rescheduled for tomorrow
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and they are also asking jurors to return in the morning. reporting live in san francisco, michelle roberts, nbc bay area news. four injured firefighters, two buildings gutted, and several people left homeless. an overnight fire in san francisco's castro district did a lot of damage. fire investigators say when a fire gets this big, tracing the cause is a tough job. so much debris to comb through. plus a gas line broke. both buildings are old fashioned wood frame structures dating as far back as 1885. firefighters' injuries consisted of cuts and minor burns. one firefighter suffered a badly broken wrist. now to election news. more republicans distanced themselves from donald trump today after last night's comment that he might not accept the outcome of the presidential race. mr. trump addressed that issue again today in ohio. >> i will totally accept the results of this great and
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historic presidential election if i win. >> some trump supporters say they won't accept a clinton victory under any terms, prompting concerns that if trump loses, this race will drag on. today in miami, president obama slammed donald trump for what he called undermining democracy and the legitimacy of our elections. hillary clinton's running mate tim kaine says it shows a, quote, profound misunderstanding of the government and electoral process. some worry voters are getting a little too passionate about their candidates. police say they're ready to respond if things go too far. nbc bay area''s damian trujillo is live at police herds. >> reporter: janelle, police agencies across the bay area say there are no active credible threats of violence with either pro or antitrump factions. but they say they are being
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vigilant in the wake of all the campaign rhetoric. the violence at trump rallies has been well-documented, with donald trump sometimes leading the charge. >> get him outta here! >> reporter: the entire campaign season has been marred by threats of violence. it even played out in san jose in june after trump supporters and opponents faced off outside the convention center. >> i think a lot of people in the aftermath of that said, how could you whiff on that, how could you not anticipate something like that might happen? >> reporter: during a wednesday news conference, the president of the board of supervisors said this time the south bay will be ready. no extra sheriff patrols have been ordered on or before election night, but because of the national rhetoric, south bay leaders say they are prepared. >> if we anticipate the likelihood of escalation between factions increases, we're going to step in to do whatever we have to do. >> reporter: other bay area police departments tell me they
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too are monitoring social media and other outlets to see if they need to mobilize. >> i've been around a long time, and it is the weirdest election. it's fear-based. >> reporter: which is part of the reason theresa voted early, to avoid potential long lines on election day and any possible chaos. >> we don't expect that. but but we're ready for it. >> reporter: again, no credible threats of violence at this point. but police everywhere here say they will be ready. we're live in san jose, damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. if you still need to prep for next month's election, get our voters edge guide, go to our website,, and put in your zip code to learn about the issues and candidates specific to your area. more fallout of the millennium tower debacle. we're now learning that the group behind that project is going back to the drawing board, designing the foundation for another san francisco project. the building across from the
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moscone center will now run its piles all the way to bedrock. the millennium tower has sunk more than a foot since construction finished. it's tilting at least two inches. this new project at 706 mission was originally going to have have a foundation similar to the millennium which did not rest on bedrock. in light of the ongoing investigation and recent tests, developers have changed their minds. a bedrock foundation is far more expensive. of course we'll continue to follow the story and bring you the latest on this development and on the millennium tower. there will be new competitors this year at the titans of mavericks big wave surf contest: women. i'm christie smith. we'll have the story, coming up. also ahead, what caused a wine truck to spill its load in napa. those people are keeping my promise alive. >> an act of kindness to help a student in the south bay. in tonight's bay area proud, how
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he's keeping his commitment to graduate from college. and good afternoon, i'm meteorologist jeff ranieri. a mild 75 in san francisco right now. things are about to change. we're tracking a cooler, cloudier pattern. that will eventually lead to rainfall. my forecast in seven minutes. it's been calleone of thmost
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dangerous sf competiti's in e world..and tonight, we'reearnt okay, it's been called one of the most dangerous surf competitions in the world. and tonight we're learning that for the first time, it will be a co-ed contest. nbc bay area's christie smith joins us from half moon bay where mavericks has made one of its biggest changes in history, and it's about time. >> reporter: that's right, and organizers say the timing was right, there are enough women in the sport to make it happen now. but there is also a group pushing for equity in women's surfing and they were pushing for change behind this. so what will happen is that six of the most fearless women's big wave surfers will be dividinvit compete in half moon bay. it usually hosts 24 of the toughest male big wave surfers. women were calling for change along with the harbor district
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commissioner. there was a request to include women in order to get a permit. the surf competition moved forward with their announcement. >> a permit that we've never been required to it before, all of a sudden, now we have another permitting agency. so it's something that we've been working on for years. finally there's enough women to put together a women's heat. >> reporter: the coo with cartel management titans of maverick says really this was good timing coming together. the women will compete for a prize of $30,000. reporting live in half moon bay, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> thanks, christie. it's a sight that could break any wine lover's heart. more than 300 gallons of red wine spilled across the roadway in the heart of wine country today. firefighters said a truck
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carrying tanks of red wine took a hard turn, and a valve snapped off the truck, causing the wine to leak all over the roadway. the spilled high quality red could not be salvaged. anyone who has studied the issue of homelessness knows there is no such thing as a typical homeless. some are even college students. >> one such student's life is now on a different trajectory thanks to a college professor. >> reporter: brandon says his grandfather and some close friends have been helping him steer through some tough times lately. but it was a small act from someone he barely knew that's making the biggest difference in his life right now. any student at san jose state university should expect to face some difficult classes along the way. what brandon didn't expect, though, was having to make such
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a difficult decision before the school year even started. >> i had so little saved up. so i get a room to stay in? or do i pay tuition? >> reporter: this all goes back to the death of his father earlier this year. brandon had to shift his attention and his finances to helping take care of his family. still, not going to college was not an option. he had promised his dad. >> his last minutes, i promised him i'm going to get my degree. >> reporter: which explains why brandon began the semester staying not in a dorm but in the front seat of his 1992 honda accord. >> i pulled up to a curb, locked the doors, rolled up the windows, pulled the blanket over me, and slept. >> reporter: in spite of his circumstances, brandon's journalism professor lisa fernandez says he started the year strong but soon was missing classes and failing to turn in
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homework. >> i was wondering why someone like that wouldn't have turned in two or three assignments. >> reporter: lisa pulled brandon aside one day just to see how he was doing. it meant a lot to a young man feeling awfully alone. >> at that point i realized, you know, i'm not invisible. there are people who care about me. there are people who notice my hard work, my dedication. >> reporter: which is why, when the accord broke down and brandon had to drop out of school, he wrote a note to lisa explaining his situation and thanking her for her kindness. saddened and not knowing what to do next, lisa shared the note with her facebook friends. >> in minutes, people jumped in and said, oh, my god, what can we do to help? >> reporter: lisa's network not only donated money but corrected brandon to services and aid he didn't know existed. and so now, thanks to a complete group of strangers, brandon's ready to reenroll next semester
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with a place to live and a promise kept. >> thank you so much. those people are keeping my promise alive. it's a true blessing. >> wow. >> in the interests of full disclosure, you recognized lisa, while she's teaching at san jose state, she has another job as a digital editor here on we know her personally. we know how generous and friendly she is. no big surprise to us that she would be involved in something like this, and brandon is so grateful that he'll be able to keep that promise to his dad and get his degree. >> so wonderful of all those other people to step up. sometimes all you really need to do is ask for help. >> very true. >> that was wonderful, garvin, thank you. >> thanks, garvin. today was the great california shakeout. events were held across the bay area to prepare everyone for the next big quake. at this elementary school in
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sacramento, kids practiced drop, cover, and hold on. this by the way is the eighth annual great shakeout. jeff, let's talk about this little warm-up that we're starting to see. >> which could change also. >> it is going to change. >> so don't get used to it. >> we'll talk about it briefly. we will be talking about the potential here of some rainfall. let's get you to your microclimate forecast right now. across the south bay, blue sky. as you can see, the hills here off towards the east, continuing to remain brown even after some of that rainfall we had over the past week. you'll see right now, currently 82 degrees, holding steady, daytime high of 82. dropping off to the 60s by 8:00 p.m. doppler radar shows dry conditions across the bay area. again, we are looking at the chance here of two different possibilities of rainfall overt next eight days. we'll be detailing that in just a moment.
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i want to take you into tomorrow morning's forecast. no wet weather, no drizzle expected. certainly low clouds in san francisco and 54 to start. a few clouds in the east bay at 50. a nice morning for you in the south bay, as we'll begin with 53, and just a little bit of early cloud cover. the microclimate forecast for friday does have more drastic changes as you get closer to the coastline. the key reason why temperatures will not be in the 70s in san francisco tomorrow, they'll be dropping into the 60s, as you can see, is we'll get a cold wind moving back in. marina, 65. financial district, back to 68. this also means for half moon bay, out of the upper 60s and down to 61 tomorrow. palo alto looking good at 74. through the south bay, your average is 79 expected in san jose. for the north bay, east bay, tri valley, just a few spots will remain here in the 80s. that includes livermore at 81.
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walnut creek, 81. oakland, that's my best weather tomorrow, 72 degrees and mostly sunny skies. so it really has been all about this area of high pressure just offshore, helping to bring some drier offshore winds that got temperatures to warm up the past two days. it starts to fade for tomorrow. this is key to the forecast. as that begins to fade, it's going to allow the next change to move in. the big thing i think for this weekend, on saturday and sunday, is the jetstream just basically starts to dip right off the coastline. i don't see anything showing rain for saturday and sunday. but certainly cooler and also cloudier. eventually we do have two different chances of that rain. let's spend time on the extended forecast. you can see in san francisco, your cloud cover for saturday and sunday. by monday, a decent chance with some rain coming back. also on tuesday, dry weather next wednesday, then another chance as we head into next thursday. for the interior valleys, rain chances look just about the same. notice the temperatures, though, cooling off from that average of
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81 tomorrow. back down to the 60s by next tuesday. so this really looks like it could be a change here, possibly for the long term, getting into this wet and also cooler weather pattern. and as many of you know, that's just what i want, i know you want that at home. >> we're ready for it. thanks, jeff. ahead, why apple's customers may now own fake products. =add=
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we've just posdhe raw videof th bot invesgating what ty first thohwas a car bomb. on our facebook page we just posted raw video of the bomb squad robot investigating what they thought was a car bomb. it caused closure of the hall of
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justice. on our home page, endangered baby toads being airlifted for a breeding program. we'll be right back. all of this with the global warming and the - a lot of it's a hoax. it's a hoax.
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it'll get cooler. it'll get warmer. it's called weather. we need some global warming! we need leaders who get it. so that we can move away from coal and oil to clean energy. i'm tom steyer. if you want to do something about climate change, you can. please. register and vote. nextgen california action committee is responsible for the content of this advertising. shutdown by an a major traffic alert, all lanes of highway 101 on the peninsula between san carlos and redwood city are shut down because of an rv fire.
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northbound shut down at holly, southbound shut down at woodbine. take 280 instead. we'll update the story online. highway 101 shut down in redwood city/san carlos because of an rv fire. a car crash caused a power outage for thousands of customers in san jose. police say a teenaged driver slammed into the expressway. police spent three hours removing him from the wreckage. his injuries are not life-threatening. pg&e restored power a few hours later. apple says many charges sold on amazon are fake. it's now filed a lawsuit against the third party seller called mobile star. apple says the chargers have a significant risk of overheating. amazon is not named in the lawsuit. the warriors have partnered with united airlines.
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the partnership is complete with a basketball court set up under the hangar. the airline becomes a founding partner of chase center, the new san francisco stadium. >> we're proud to represent the bay area and proud to be a global brand. it's a great marriage, something we've been working on for a long time. >> what does it mean to you? it could be good news if you're a united mileage plus member. the deal means you could use your miles for premium seats, suite tickets, and other experiences at the warrior games. >> ooh. >> yeah, nice. gifts for the holiday season, next.
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because she doesn't know that it kills 40,000 californians...
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every year. because she doesn't understand what cancer is. because she can't spell emphysema. because she is a butterfly, who fights fires. because she is my daughter, and the surgeon general says that raising tobacco taxes... is a proven way to make sure she never smokes.
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that's why i'm voting yes on 56. we want to update you on our breakdown news. take a look at this. highway 101 on the peninsula. that, you can see, is an rv on fire, now being doused by at least three fire trucks. highway 101 is completely shut down on the peninsula right now. this is right at the redwood
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city/san carlos border between the holly exit and the whipple exit. as you can see, these are cars on the freeway, just completely stopped. this place is usually jammed up at this time of the day, anyway. cars are being diverted off 92. you can take 280 to avoid this area completely. you can see this is where the cars are being diverted off right now. highway 101 shut down on the peninsula. you can see fire crews working actively to put this fire out. it will be some time because they still have to remove the rv from the freeway. we'll keep you posted during our 6:00 newscast. let's end on a more positive note. it's the christmas catalogue for anyone who does not have a spending limit. neiman marcus's christmas book, best known for the six-figure fantasy gifts, unveiled. quarterback camp with joe montana, 65 grand.
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a trip to the 59th annual grammy awards for half a million dollars. if anyone wants to buy any of those for janelle and i, we're be able. tonight, refuse to lose. donald trump's defiant new message, doubling down on his refusal to say he'll accept the results of the election. >> i'll keep you in suspense. >> new fall-out from a nasty debate. >> no puppet. no puppet. you're the puppet. such a nasty woman. isis escape tunnels. richard engel inside the underground bunkers in iraq where isis fighters lived before they fled for their lives. hunt for a serial killer. chilling new 911 calls as police ask for help in a new murder spree. and scrambling nightmares. a billion dollar disaster for families watching their houses crack apart. an alarming wake-up call for homeowners everywhere. "nightly news" begins right no


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