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a dangerous situation... at the state fair. and it )s all caught on camera. . right now at 5:00 a dangerous situation at the state fair caught on camera . a lasting memorial, the emotional tribute after the berkeley in the east bay after a wild pursuit and a crash. traffic at a stand sfil for hours. first brki joiningrnia, new vid scene outside of a trader joes into the newsroom showing the stored where a gunman is held up in side with shoppers. near l.a. silver lake near dodger's stadium.
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officers chasing a suspect when he crashed outside of the store. and shots fired before the suspect entered the store. it is unclear how many workers and shoppers are inside. take a look at the picture at the nbc shopper overhead. police helping people to escape through a window and they run to safety. this breaking situation on air and online as new news comes to us. shutting down traffic in the ea hours. the wreck caused westbound highway 24 to shut down. a major headache for drivers. some drivers stuck in the mess for most of the day. live at the scene with the latest. >> yeah, right now, no traffic back up as drivers make their way to the tunnel. video from earlier this morning.
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according to the sheriff's department, an officer tried to pull over a driver for a traffic violation, two miles away from the crash site and the driver sped up and took off. the officer saw the same car crashed on the freeway near the bar station and it was on fire. i was told there was two people in the car and both taken to the hospital where one died. police haven't released many details at the time but some of the drivers said they were stuck in traffic for hours. >> i have been on the freeway for two hours. >> we thought we could make to francisco with the gas we had, but couldn't because of the hold up. >> we have learned that the county district attorney's office will investigate. reporting live, "nbc bay area
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news." >> what a long day for some of those news. thank you. another pursuit in the east bay. police spotted a man driving this stolen car this morning. the driver spread off and lead police on a chase into concord and crashed the car and jumped out. officers found him hiding in a trash can and arrested him. scary moments at the state fair in sacramento after a mono rail car catches fire. wow. those are some big sparks. cover sll ming from a monorail electrical fire that caused that. the good news is only the train's op ray inside at the time and no injuries. nearly 40 people during a state
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in 2014. a reminder of the tragedy that took the lives of six irish students in berkeley. a memorial dedicated to the victims of the balcony collapse three years ago. nbc bay area tom general swas t joins us now. >> this plaque etched with the names of the six irish-american students who died in the balcony collapse. a poignant dedication to their lives and a symbol of the joint effort between berkeley and ireland to make sure they are never forgotten. at least 30 gathered to pay their respects and some came from ireland. >> lar kin miller -- >> a tribute to the five students and irish-american student from the north bay. attending college in the united
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states in the 1970s traveled here from washington. >> i was in london at the time and i heard of their tragic deaths and i felt a connection with them because i was here also with the young people. >> a judge ruled construction likely contributed to the balcony giving way after loved ones filed civil lawsuits against the owner and builder. the victim's families declined to talk today. two former international graduate students witnessed the aftermath of the collapse, they feel a special connection to the students. >> it is hard to feel that it has been three years. >> the family and ambassador and general's office thanked berkeley's first responders for their quick work to save seven more students who were injured. >> given everybody involved and the families a place to know
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that he won't be factorgotten. family members came and laid roses at the foot of this plaque today and another tribute to the lost loved ones and about the laws that were changed, we're working on that part of the story for 6:00 and for now, live in berkeley, nb krc area nows. credited for saving a life other cal about a fiery crash and those are the flames in they and the pair held him there. and officers got there and the car was fully engulfed in flames. >> those two gentlemen get credit for saving a life.
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>> if they didn't come upon this gentleman, he would have been severely injured or killed in this vehicle accident. >> paramedics took the driver to the hospital and officers believe he may have been driving under the influence. a cause of alarm when it is dry and hot outside. let's check in with the meejs with a quick look on the conditions out there. >> some of the conditions in concord, what we have to watch and temperatures near 90 degrees and humidity levels in the teens and the breeze 15-miles-per-hour. san jose, 80 degrees and a different story in san francisco and cloudy and misty start to the weekend and numbers in the low to mid 60s and interesting day. the fog in san francisco. a lot of thunderstorms firing up sierra and we set a record today, the mugginess from the monsoon moisture setting a
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record for water content and the air above oakland. we didn't get a lot of rain out of it, but the monsoon moisture will bring moisture to the sierra. valley temperatures back to the upper 90s. our forecast coming up in 10 minutes. >> sounds like a plan, thank you. near branson, missouri, the search for the victims is over but the search for answers beginning. it could be a year before a final conclusion is reached about why a tourist boat sank during a thunderstorm killing 17 people. nbc kris nbc kris mallone. >> witnesses try to make sense of the tragedy that unfolded before them. >> the winds starting blowing
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and just happened fast. i mean, really fast. >> the victim's ranged in age from 76 to just 1-year-old and all been identified, nine of the dead members of the same family. >> we followed that -- and we saw kids happy and hanging out the deck excited and knowing that was the one that tipped over is heart breaking. >> oh my gosh. >> the boat got caught dm a strong thunderstorm. one boat sank and another from the same company made it to shore. 14 passengers survived and saturday. >> people that were about to board the show boat running down trying to grab them. investigating the accident and trying to recover the boat by monday. many wonder why it went out on table rock lake during the time. the owners say the safety of the
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customer's guest are the number one priorities. >> kris pallone, nbc news. weaving attorney/client privilege. that conversation was about payments to an ex-playboy model who says she had an affair with the president and experts say wav -- the president tweeted about his lawyer and the tape today saying, quote, inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer's office early in the morning unheard of and a lawyer would tape a client totally unheard of and illegal. and the good news is that your favorite president did nothing wrong. the president was busy on twitter today. several tweets about the russian investigation, saying there was no collusion. another danger raous day fo
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fire crews in yosemite. the bay area post office out of commission today because of an unexpected delivery. the story behind this picture here, next. for the weekend, plan on a littleless humidity and temperatures climbing upwards. tomorrow mid 80s and upper 90s in the valley forecast. >> ♪ ♪ can world-renowned artist red hong yi use the chase mobile app® to pay practically anyone, at any bank? all while creating a masterpiece made of tea leaves? ♪ yes. but this isn'♪ ♪r just anyon hong yi! it's for the strongest man in her life. ♪ ♪ life. lived red's way. chase. make more of what's yours.
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rapidly-- it has burned 42- the wild fire burning near yosemite continues to grow rapidly and burned 32 scare miles, the size of san francisco and two firefighters suffered serious back injuries fighting the ferguson fire yesterday and four firefighters injured. another firefighter killed, the fire is only 7% contained. a dangerous situation in a south bay homeless encamp meant, a fire broke out there in san jose next to interstatere than o work to knock down the flames in a half hour. >> we had a fire here at the homeless campus. a big response and you can see it around the valley. >> no word if anyone living in the camp was hurt. looking into how the fire
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started and it appears to be arson. wasn't the day workers at the san rafael workers were expecting. knocking over a mailbox and collapsing a pillar shutting down the post office for the day and now assessing the building to make sure it is safe. coming up, are you feeling lucky? it might be the time to buy a lotto ticket. the jackpot ballooned and we'll tell you how much is on the line as lotto fever takes ahold the bay area once again. >> the low of these thunderstor off to the east. can any of this drift our way before the end of the weekend. a look at the forecast when we come back. and the "easy bay s-ps
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to help. welcome back, they need forever homes in the east bay wants to help them. hosting the annual adopt-a-thon raising awareness about animals without homes. expecting many of new homes because of today's events. >> we expect to have over 100 adoptions. >> in fact, we learned 112 animals went home with new families including two rabbits
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and a hamster. check that out. it seems like a beautiful day to find a new pet for the kids. >> or take a pet on the walk. >> take a hamster on a walk? maybe. >> not too bad. depending on what you're planning outdoors with your pets. 80 degrees in san jose and humidity up at 48% and down a little bit early this morning noticing the mugginess outside and the monsoon of moisture bringing thunderstorms in the east and nothing really muggy about 88 degrees and 18% humidity over in concord. so east bay valley, inland, relatively high fire danger typical this time of year and the afternoon breezes and temperatures near 90s. partly cloudy skies close to 70 and san francisco, a little glimpse of sun at times and a cool start to the weekend and highs in the mid 60s and lots of
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low clouds and mist and the sea breeze preventing inland temperatures from getting warm and one of the hotter spots was concord, about 88 degrees and low clouds coming across the peninsula near san francisco and the mid and high level clouds for the most part bypassing the bay and look at the lightning strikes in reno into yosemite and smoke from the ferguson fire lifting through yosemite valley and some of it getting into lake tahoe. if you have plans towards the sierra tomorrow, repeat of thunderstorms could be possible and the greatest intensity of the showers like we are seeing now, should be from about 2:00 to 5:00 and it doesn't look like we're going to see showers around the bay area. only chance might be up around lake county or northern napa county and cloud build ups.
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and closer to home, the low clouds you are seeing in san francisco and locally inland and we could start with drizzle and finish the day like today. mostly sunny skies and maybe not as much as the mid level clouds or humidity that we saw earlier this morning. temperatures to start the day tomorrow, mild. upper 50s and low 60s and through afternoon, temperatures climbing about two to three degrees warmer in most spots. mid 80s and upper valley, over temperatures into the low 90s. 70s from oakland to hayward and peninsula temperatures into the 70s and not much changed here in the mid to upper 60s and north bay temperatures into the 80s. things begin to change once we get past sunday and monday. from the desert southwest and
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excessive heat warnings and in southern california. things look light now and the worst of the heat should be in southern california. and a slow cool down, numbers from the mid to upper 90s inland and dropping into the lower 90s next week and the 7-day forecast. the inland spots kracranking up. san francisco in the 70s. but yeah, tuesday, wednesday and thursday the heat coming back and we can see potentially multiple spare the air days and smoke from the ferguson fire could be moving in to the east bay valleys watching the air quality and heat from the middle of next week. >> one day at a time.
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thank you. coming up next, a video you have to see to believe. yes. that's a high speed chase with a tractor. you heard me right, a tractor. in the middle of one of america's biggest cities.
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a dramatic scene outside a trader joes store where a gunman we continue to follow the breaking news in los angeles outside of trader joe's a gunman holding up shoppers. near dodger stadium. a massive police presence in the video.
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police say officers were chasing someone when the suspect crashed outside of the store and shopts fired before the suspect entered the store. if you take a look at the picture of the nbc chopper overhead, police helping peoples scape through a window with a ladder and then they run to safety. we'll continue to update this breaking situation on line and on air as new information becomes available to us. not what you typically see when you drive down the street. denver police chasing the tractor. it wasn't a laughing matter. it was stolen. the driver hit two cars before police managed to stop it. tazed the driver and arrested him and two officers hurt and thankfully, they are okay. time to start dreaming. the mega millions jackpot is
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$493 million and no one won last night. customers was in good spirits. it is a lucky store. they sold two tickets of $1 million there, so good luck to you if you are a person with a ticket. we'll be right back.
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♪ ♪ can world-renowned artist red hong yi use the chase mobile app® to pay practically anyone, at any bank? all while creating a masterpiece made of tea leaves? ♪ ♪ yes.
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but this isn't for just anyone. ♪ ♪ hong yi! it's for the strongest man in her life. ♪ ♪ life. lived red's way. chase. make more of what's yours. fans here in the bay area. this is a live look at a-t-and-t park. another day of action for rugby fans in the bay area. a live look at at&t park. world cup 7 in the bay area. teams all over the world playing all weekend long. team usa and the women's team playing new zealand today. team usa lost unfortunately, 26-21 and new zealand moving
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onto the finals and you can catch more tomorrow morning on nbc bay area. davis is back, the% center field seats haven't been used in 13 years. expecting to set an attendance record more than 56,000 fans expected to attend tonight's game. >> the weather looks good. chilly out there and clouds across the bay. sierra a different story if you have plans around lake tahoe. only 222 lightning strikes in the last couple of hours. the weekend finishes on a tamed note and san francisco in the 80s inland in the valley. >> not a lot to complain about. thank you for watching, nightly news is next and we'll see you back here at 6:00. tonight, a survivor recalls
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a harrowing moments as a tourist boat went down in a fierce storm killing 17 people, including nine of her relatives. >> beautiful people, angels. i don't know who they were. they pulled me up. and when they pulled me up from the boat, i didn't see any of my family. >> growing questions about why it went out in such bad weather and why it sank. dramatic scenes in texas as an antique plane crashes and catches fire. tonight, the remarkable outcome. a new 911 system with smarts that may help save more lives when every moment counts. boys in ballet and the abuse they often suffer. a new documentary highlights their struggle. and the phen

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