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illegitimate actions by the u.s. the consequences of this for regional and international stability could be extremely serious. >> experts think initially this will have a negative impact on u.s.-russia relations. >> over longer term, this sends a signal of strength, and of time, that is a positive development. because the russians only respect strength. >> tonight, i ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in syria. >> president trump made the call last night from inside his mar-a-lago home. his target, this air base where syrian president bashar al assad initiated a chemical attack this week that killed at least 100 civilians. the u.n. ambassador supported the president's decision. >> his crimes against humanity could no longer be met with empty words.
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>> syrian president assad's political adviser accused the u.s. of giving a helping hand to terrorists. the assad regime says the u.s. attack is making it harder for the syrian army in their fight against isis. just ahead on "nightly news," a look at the decision making process involved in this attack on syria. lester holt joins us at 5:30. new at 5:00, more trouble for the 49ers. tremaine brock accused of domestic violence. after he posted bail, he walked out of jail and then the 49ers cut him. this is something the team has failed to do in previous years following player arrests. robert honda broke the story this morning and joins us this soo evening from santa clara. >> reporter: the 49ers did act swiftly in cutting brock, the team and the nfl have been fighting an image problem, and
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the 49ers wanted this situation gone fast. 28-year-old tremaine deshawn brock was still a member of the 49ers when he left jail this afternoon. he had no comment. it wasn't that long ago we had seen happier images of brock, as well as interviews he did with nbc bay area news, including defending colin kaepernick. >> you have to give everybody the benefit of the doubt. >> reporter: next door solutions says it's concerned about the victim. >> i'm concerned about her and hopefully she has support. >> reporter: officers responded last night at what turned out to be the home of brock. police officers arrested him after they say they found visible injuries on the woman there who police say he had a dating relationship with. there were marks on her neck sources said. we tried to talk to brock at his home after he arrived from jail. it wasn't long after that when the 49ers announced the team had
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cut brock. >> i think the 49ers as a team have done a lot nor to try to work towards this issue. so the fact that these cases are still coming to light means that there's more work to do. >> reporter: the nfl issued a terse statement saying the matter is being reviewed under the nfl's personal conduct policy. but again, it will be aimed at a former 49er. robert handa, nbc bay area news. >> 49ers keep saying they want a new culture. this is the 15th arrest of a 49ers player since 2012. that is a dubious distinction, because it's the most in the nfl. before today was bruce miller last september. miller was accused of attacking a 70-year-old man at a hotel in san francisco. this is some surveillance tape from that night. he was also arrested for battery in santa clara in 2015. ray mcdonald was arrested three times. he was suspected of attacking his pregnant fiance.
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prosecutors eventually dropped those charges. aldon smith was arrested five times since 2012. the 49ers released him after a dui arrest in 2015. now to a microclimate weather alert. downed trees and power outages across the bay area, and another storm is just offshore. the other big weather headline at this hour, governor brown declares the brought officially over. the past few months of rain has bailed california out. we'll have more details on what the declaration means. but first, we'll go to our meteorologists and reporters covering the conditions. rob mayeda has more. >> we're just about an hour or so away from the rain on the coast, the wind is picking up ahead of the next coast. this is in fremont. wind speeds out of the south at 15 to 20 miles per hour. it's a combination of wind and blowing sand. we'll be watching gusts around
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ocean beach, gusts getting close to 40 miles per hour. we're seeing a few scattered showers to start the evening commute. but the bigger rain lurking offshore. it's going to be a period from 7:00 tonight, approaching midnight with this next batch of moisture coming on through that will have to watch for a brief burst of gusty winds. approaching 10:30 tonight, we'll see wind speeds reaching 40 miles per hour. that's down from the 60 to 70-mile-per-hour winds we had last night. and wind speeds backing off around midnight. plan on another round of gusty winds, we could see a few more power outages and downed trees due to the gusty winds we'll see tonight. a chance of thunder and a big drop and weekend temperatures almost 20 degrees cooler for highs this weekend compared to just a couple days ago. we'll give you the changes in your forecast coming up at 5:16. now, a lot of problems on land and on the water from the storm, including this.
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this is a live look now from abc bay area sky ranger. this is over the san francisco bay. there's a race against time to keep fuel and oil from polluting our water. it's coming from a barge that sank near the bay bridge last night. b.a.r.t. was using that barge for work on the transbay tube. christy smith joins us. how serious is this threat? >> reporter: a contractor has been out here putting out thousands of feet of boom to contain what the coast guard is describing as a slow leak. behind me, you can see the boats that are involved in this effort out here. right now, they're calling it containment. they're waiting for results of a dive assessment and then the cleanup. the coast guard released pictures of the 112 freight barge "vengeance" before it capsized and before it went under.
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>> we don't know the reasons it sank. our initial report was because of the weather. >> reporter: they say it was moored at the location. no one was on board. a thin fuel was noticed on the water. >> there is a thin discharge, that's why we have replaced boom around the vessel. >> reporter: the coast guard repaired for release of 4,000 gallons of fuel. >> the owners have hired contractors. the salvage company was hired by the responsible party. >> so the barge is part of our payment nance and engineering contract to make sure that the tra transbay tube doesn't get corroded. >> reporter: after it capsized, they sent crews to inspect the tube. >> to make sure everything looked like and everything was normal, nothing that concerned us was found. >> reporter: they also waited
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for confirmation. >> there isn't any concerns about it drifting towards the tube. right now, there's no reason to believe that it is. the coast guard feels that it's secure in place and it's about 1,000 feet away from the tube, so that's plenty distance. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. is reminding that the tube itself is buried under the bay floor. we asked the coast guard how long this cleanup might take. at this point, they say they just don't know. reporting live, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> we'll continue to follow that story as it progresses. a close call for a family in scotts valley. several trees came crashing down on a power line close to their home. the man who lives there says sparks from those lines woke him up. now he's worried about two bigger trees that have exposed roots next to the house. >> pretty scary? >> i was scared because i have a little daughter, you know, and i'm more concerned about my
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family. >> navaro says he's been trying to get the county to bring those trees down, but he's been told he's up to the homeowner and he's a renter there. you are looking at a fallen power line this morning. pg&e has been working around the clock to fix power outages since last night. more than 16,000 customers still without power at this hour in the east bay. more than 2,000 in the south bay. about 1,000 in the north bay. 500 on the peninsula. pg&e says these customers should have power back on by the end of the day. no surprise all this rain we had, california's brought is officially over. after five years of what our lakes and reservoirs used to look like, four of those years were the driest on record. the state issued its first order for rationing. then monster winter storms filled reservoirs and caused historic flooding. the governor says people should
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still conserve, because the next drought could be around the corner. also, hundreds of families with dry wells are still living on bottled water. just click on the weather tab to use our live doppler radar or to get a detailed forecast for your neighborhood. we continue to follow a developing story overseas in sweden. a suspected terror attack in stockholm. a man drove a truck into the crowd of a busy shopping district earlier today. four people were killed, 15 others injured. police have arrested one person so far. today, the senate confirmed neil gorsuch to the supreme court. republicans literally had to change the senate rules to get this done. vice president mike pence making it official, ending what's become a bitter partisan fight and marking a major win for president trump. after democrats tried to block the vote, republicaned deployed the so-called nuclear option,
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allowing confirmation of 51 votes instead of the 60. gorsuch won 54-43. >> i hope we'll have the good sense to restore the 60-vote threshold when it comes to future nominees. >> this could have an impact for years and generations to come. judge gorsuch will be sworn in monday in time to hear the final 13 cases of the supreme court term. a man who told neighbors he was helping an elderly neighbor sell furniture is the subject of a murder investigation. details on that story nbc bay area news broke, coming up. homes in the oakland hills red tagged. i'll tell you why this is only one of the problems these homeowners are facing.
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plus, san francisco police taking a close look at pepsi's controversial commercial pulled from the internet. what officers noticed that could land pepsi in hot water. ve onthpensula dmemredody-
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new details tonight about that gruesome discovery on the peninsula. a dismembered body was found and a man in the neighborhood has
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been arrested. chuck coppola joins us now. plenty of neighbors are talking but what are the police telling you? >> reporter: quite a lot. this is a story that nbc bay area broke yesterday at 5:00 on the edge of skyline college behind me. this backyard is where police found the dismembered body. the man who lives in this house told neighbors that he was helping an elderly neighbor tell his furniture business. when that elderly man went missing, police came here. this afternoon, police walked out of the home with bags of evidence after they arrested 50-year-old david stubblefield on suspicion of murder. >> nothing like this ever happened before here. >> reporter: police came here yesterday asking about a missing person, who neighbors describe as a man of about 70 years old
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named ben. did you ever see this man across the street talking with ben, mr. david stubblefield? yes. >> that he was taking care of ben's business, because ben was at santa cruz taking care of a sick friend. >> reporter: but ben hasn't been seen since. >> at this time the human remains cannot be identified. positive identification will be made by the coroner's office. >> reporter: police have also charged him with robbery,burgly, use of tear gas, and a felon in possession of a firearm. stubblefield is being held in the jail. his arraignment is expected monday. i'm chuck coppola, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, chuck. candle forced 25 heel out of their home in san francisco. one of our twitter followers
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sent us this video. the fire broke out just before 2:00 in the morning near geary and 23rd avenue. firefighters say the candle it will a blanket and the fire raced through three buildings. two residents and a firefighter were hurt but not seriously. back to our weather. just look outside and you can see the impact of last night's storm. trees down, power outages, and mudslides. a lot of families impacted and more rain is expected. cheryl, a lot of damage there in oakland hills, are there red tags there for people's homes? >> reporter: five homes evacuated yesterday. three homes red tagged. and this is one of them. public works spent the entire day trying to figure out what homes are structurally sound. a wall of mud didn't make it into this part of diane henderson's home, but mud did come through the roof and down
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the hallway. >> you live on the hills with hillsides that are full of trees and brush and plants. so you figure they're holding the hillside up. >> reporter: barbara stone was given ten minutes to evacuate. >> i don't know what to expect next. that's the thing. two minutes from now, we may have to run. >> reporter: east bay mud and pg&e cut power to homes in the area. homeowners are concerned who will pay for the damage. >> we're not covered for mudslides. >> we seen a big tree fall on both of our cars. >> reporter: strong winds blowing down trees and power poles. >> we didn't want to go to sleep last night. we were all afraid the other tree back there might fall. we heard the winds moving back and forth, so we kept shifting through the house and everything.
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>> reporter: pg&e and east bay mud telling me they are hoping to restore water and power by this evening. cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> okay, thank you, cheryl. it's bring brespring break of people. but getting to tahoe may be stuff. this is the scene on 80 earlier today. caltrans says chains are required on all vehicles. >> rob mayeda is here. it's friday, it's spring break for a lot of people. >> once you get to tahoe, the views are just incredible. it looks like january outside. here's a good view from the resort at squaw creek. 37 degrees, so we'll give you a friday edition of the toyota tahoe ski report. yes, snow showers going to continue through saturday and a base of 247 inches. here's the issue if you're going
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to travel there tnt through saturday. form totals from last night through tonight could add another two to four feet of snow above 6,000 feet. equally amazing, the top wind gusts in the last 24 hours, 50 to 60-mile-per-hour gusts. mt. diablo up to 76 miles per hour. the wind speeds are wicking up, but they should not get to that 60 to 70-mile-per-hour threshold we saw last night. but rain is about to make a return to san francisco in the next half hour. here go the wind speeds again. gusts 35 to 45 miles per hour, and a window for about 10:00 and 10:30 to midnight. so shorter duration, not quite as strong. notice the focus here. second time around looks like the santa cruz mountains, south bay, and tri-valley hills. the main window for the gusty winds 9:00 to midnight tonight. a chance of isolated downpours and a slight chance as cooler
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air comes in of seeing some thunder showers in the mix, as well. as we head through tonight, heaviest rain 9:00 through about midnight, right there at 11:00. heaviest portion of the storm coming in before midnight. as we head towards tomorrow morning, cooler start to the day, still dealing with showers. tomorrow afternoon, very cool around the bay area, highs to upper 50s. last weekend, 70s and 80s. cool and breezy, too. slight chance at times, notice this box for the north bay of isolated thunder as we head into the afternoon. your saturday forecast, you notice into the morning and now probably through about mid afternoon, you're still going to deal with scattered showers and a slight chance of thunder. so the hour by hour day part for saturday, keep the showers going. decreasing in intensity and coverage by 7:00. and now sunday, we're talking about patchy frost possible for the morning. cool air comes in, north bay
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valleys could get some 30s on sunday. highs in the upper weekend 50s to 60s. showers for your saturday. trending drier for sunday. a few more showers possible north of san francisco on monday. the next event we'll be watching closely in that forecast, could be late wednesday and thursday. stop if you've heard this before, but maybe a one or two feet of snow, more wind and more rain. these aren't just april showers. these are like mid-winter, winter storms. >> thanks, rob. up next, did pepsi cross the line? why sfpd might be taking pepsi to court because of that controversial ad. qurra botharvd andale. angotr i leue s
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happening now. brothers from ohio have all been accepted to harvard and yale, among other ivy league klems. also on our facebook page, three good samaritans rescue a man after he falls onto train tracks and injures his leg in georgia. we have video of that rescue. we also have more news in two minutes. isw uer ruty btheanfriscpol
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pepsi's controversial new ad with kendall jenner is under scrutiny by the san francisco police department. officers noticed the department's logo in a behind the scenes clip of the commercial. there it is right there. that commercial has received a lot of backlash in the last few days. many people believing the ad making light of social injust e injustice. the sfpd's logo did not make the final cut. but the department is looking into this matter. >> it's just unfortunate that people feel disrespected due to whatever the images that they're seeing from the advertisement. >> reportedly, the city attorney is looking to see if any legal lines were crossed. pepsi did pull the commercial after all the backlash. one day after twitter filed a lawsuit against the u.s. government, the feds reacted
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quickly. homeland security department today withdrew its summons for records. investigators wanted the names behind an anti-trump twitter account. when homeland security withdrew the summons, twitter dropped the lawsuit. how bad is tonight's commute and do you need to adjust plans because of the weather? we have some answers, next. ==im===j le p==ba ouide- les tae live-stream your favorite sport at the airport. binge dvr'd shows while painting your toes. on demand laughs during long bubble baths. tv everywhere is awesome.
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okay, on this getaway spring break friday, where's all the traffic? a lot of people telecommuting after last night's storm. this is 8 880 in oakland, wide open. 880 in fremont, a little more congested but still moving. and the santa mayo bridge, it's moving and no rain quite yet. >> that's about to change. >> where is everybody? >> the weather forecast might have scared them from last night, but rain on approach. that is coming in, rain and wind at times tonight, showers for saturday. sunday will be the dryer of the two weekend days.
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chilly temperatures ahead of this weekend. >> it's like a winter day. thanks for joining us at 5:00. lester holt joins us next with "nightly news." tonight, inside the strike from the war room. the u.s. tomahawk attack in syria, how will assad respond? tonight a war of words as russia lashes out and the trump administration warning its prepared to take further action. nbc news exclusive, the military options for north korea presented to president trump. sources say they include placing nuclear weapons in south korea or killing kim jong-un. we have the controversial plans. truck attack terror slamming into a department store, dead and injured in the street. who is behind this? slashing your bills by hiring someone else to do it for you. how families are saving big. and fantastic


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