tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS September 11, 2013 6:00am-7:01am PDT
stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> nice play! captions by: caption colorado email@example.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, it's wednesday, september 11th. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. the white house is working with russia on a diplomatic solution to the crisis in syria. still the president says the military needs to be prepared to act in case diplomatic efforts fail. a car bomb explosion at libya has seriously damaged a foreign ministry building in benghazi. this is happening one year to the day since al qaeda-linked militants stormed the u.s. consulate there in benghazi killing u.s. ambassador chris stevens and tree other americans. today the nation pays tribute to the 3,000 people who died in the september 11th attacks 12 years ago today. hijacked jets crashed into the
world trade center at the pentagon and near shanksville, pennsylvania. >> a moment of silence at ground zero 15 minutes ago marking the first time the plane hit the world trade center and the second moment of silence will happen in a couple of minutes. a short time ago, relatives began reading the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died at ground zero. former secretary of state hillary clinton remembered the day. >> i will had always remember walking through lower manhattan and the day after those attacks. the air was acrid, the thick smoke made it hard to breathe. >> in pennsylvania officials broke ground or a new visitors center near the memorial for the plane that crashed in shanksville destined for san francisco. at the pentagon the american flag unfurled on the
side of a building at sunrise. the president and the first lady along with the vice president observed the moment of silence on the grounds of the white house just moments ago. also happening today on the 9/11 anniversary, the white house says it has ordered extra security for american outposts worldwide. it is to prevent terrorist attacks related to september 11th. a u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya was bombed last year. friends remember the ambassador killed in the line of duty in benghazi how they are helping chris stevens' legacy live on with the next generation of leaders. that's coming up. back to new york city as thousands take a moment of silence right now the time when united airlines flight 175 struck the south tower of the world trade center. [ pause ]
>> when the plane hit the second tower it confirmed we were you understand attack. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> if you are traveling on highway 4, it's not looking too good this morning. solid from the antioch bridge to pittsburg because of a series of two in fact multi- vehicle crashes right there by the loveridge exit. so from antioch to pittsburg you're backed up even though all lanes have been reopened. also, we're watching a pretty serious accident byron highway near mountain house road. sounds like there's a diesel fuel spill. helicopters are landing to clear it. it's a major route for people heading towards highway 4 so heads up. westbound 580 a little sluggish past those wind turbines. delays begin in tracy like usual and it is once again very heavy through the livermore valley. drive time is in the yellow. metering lights turned on two minutes ago so we are seeing
delays in the cash and fastrak lanes. >> reporter: sea breeze kicking in low clouds kicking in in the valleys. starting out with fairly mild temperatures a lot of clouds around this morning mainly in the 60s. this afternoon clouds breaking away to the coastline but temperatures well below average for this time of year. usually the 70s and 80s. today we're checking in at 72 degrees in santa rosa. that's 12 degrees below the average today. about 67 degrees in san francisco. about 79 degrees in concord. more on your weather coming up. back to you. 6:05. president obama is willing to give russia a chance to carry out a plan to collect and destroy deadly chemical weapons in syria. the president addressed the nation last night. his speech was originally supposed to promote a plan for a military strike against syria. instead the president asked congressional lead tokers to delay a vote -- leaders to
delay a vote on a military strike to work on the military option but emphasized that if military action is necessary, it would be limited. >> my answer is simple. i will not put american boots on the ground in syria. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry will head to switzerland tomorrow to meet with russian's foreign minister. and a poll suggests most people say u.s. should stay out of syria, 22 supported bombing attacks 9% in favor of ground troops in syria. firefighters have worked to get a line more than halfway around the morgan fire on mount diablo. kpix 5's anne makovec is with firefighters in dublin with this morning's update from the firelines. anne. >> reporter: the good news, not a lot of winds right now because there is some concern that with the hot spots that remain, some of that could be kicked up if there were high
winds but so far we are lucking out. here are the latest numbers. the fire is 60% contained. it's been burning on mount diablo since sunday afternoon. it burned more than 3200 acres but all evacuations and road closures have been lived. and i'm here with cal fire pio steve kaufman this morning. things are really turned around for you guys in the last 24 hours. >> yeah. we definitely got all the resources that we ordered in the initial phase of the fire. we have 1400 firefighters and so one of the things that we are going to start doing today is we are going to start releasing some of those resources back to the region and they are we' transition into the -- we're transitioning into the mop-up phase. >> reporter: how long is that go to last? there is still some concern from what i understand about possible hot spots. >> well, uhm, i think -- i feel comfortable that, you know, most of the hot spots are taken care of. they are trying to improve the containment lines that were were able to build yesterday and then the other thing that we're trying to do is we'll definitely have firefighters out here through the week. >> reporter: to make sure that
nothing would flare up. what are some of the big chance that you came across -- big challenges that you came across with this firefight? the terrain is rough. >> one of the things we have been talking about since the beginning of fire season back in may is the fuels are real dry this season more dry than we've seen in a number of years so when we do have starts or fires, it tends to move rather rapidly. you throw a little bit of wind topography like the hillside and it makes for some really erratic fire behavior. >> reporter: i know the investigation is ongoing, but any clue as to what may have started this fire right now? >> no. i have not heard anything. we're still calling it under investigation. >> steve kaufman with cal fire, thanks for all your good work. and we'll have the latest numbers for you. they are going to release some new numbers once daylight comes and they are able to assess the situation right around 7:00 or 7:30. so we'll keep you posted. live in dublin, anne makovec, kpix 5. a major fire burning in shasta county has destroyed
more than 100 buildings and at least 30 homes. the clover fire started monday afternoon. since then it's burned 6800 acres. and more than 500 structures are threatened right now. the fire is burning in the rural community of happy valley 10 miles south of redding. in some areas the cars and mobile home frames are all that's left. it's 40% contained. the state senate has passed a bill to end traditional standardized testing in reading, math and social science. if signed off, the bill would replace multiple choice tests with new language and math tests. federal education officials threatened to withhold money if that change happens. state senate and assembly are sending governor brown several bills that would toughen rules for gun ownership here in california. the bills include new requirements regarding gun storage and education. there's also a proposal to add
limits for people with mental health issues. san francisco supervisor david campos is calling for a hearing to look into recreation and parks department vehicle policies. a mother was killed last week after she was run over by a city truck in the bernal heights holly park. people living in the area have long complained about workers driving off the path and driving too fast. pg&e reached settlements with hundreds of san bruno residents. these penalties come three years and a day after a pipeline explosion killed 8 and destroyed 38 homes. the utility expects to pay $565 million in legal settlements and other claims. pg&e said it reached settlements with nearly 350 victims in just the last couple of days. two other cases are still pending. time now is 6:10. he lost his bid to be new york city's next mayor. the unwanted guest at anthony weiner's election night party. >> and the national gun control debate is far from over. but already, there are casualties.
two state senators who lost their jobs over the gun stance. >> so much for the hot temperatures. we are going to cool down well below average today. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and it is getting crowded now heading towards the dublin interchange on westbound 580. we have also got super big delays through antioch and pittsburg and new ace train problems. we'll have all your latest "timesaver traffic" after the break. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great deals the easy way. you do enough flying around. that's why we give you real big club card deals. this week, a super low price on breakfast. honey bunches of oats is only $1.88 a box. arrowhead water is just $3.33 a case. make it a triple scoop. dreyer's ice cream is just $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life.
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victims of 9/11. and also later today a ceremony will honor those killed on united flight 93, the flight headed to san francisco from newark, new jersey which crashed in shanksville, pennsylvania. passengers and crew stormed the cockpit. the comeback bids are over for two high-profile and very controversial politicians in new york city. eliot spitzer the former governor of the state who was caught in a prostitution scandal lost the democratic primary for the new york comptroller position. also suffering a big loss, former congressman anthony weiner. he got 5% of the vote in the democratic primary for new york city mayor. weiner's downfall was taking photos of himself and texting messages to other women. one of his alleged "sexting" partners showed up at his campaign headquarters yesterday. >> went to his campaign headquarters today first and he decided to rearrange his
schedule because apparently he doesn't think he can handle confronting me. >> public advocate bill de blasio was the cop vote-getter. colorado forced two lawmakers out of office for backing tougher gun laws. state senators john morse and angela giron were kicked out in a recall election. gun rights advocates say it sends a message legislators have to listen to the people. the push for new restrictions on firearms came after the mass theater shooting in aurora, colorado and the school massacre in newtown, connecticut. let's check traffic at 6:16. liz. >> i know some folks need to check the traffic if your commute takes you to pittsburg, antioch, highway 4. it's kind of a mess. and it's because of a series of crashes. we had two multi-vehicle accidents. here's the good news. all the lanes have reopened. and the morgan fire, all local
roads are reopened. it is busy on highway 4. it is jammed solid from the antioch bridge towards loveridge. all local roads have reopened. we'll have a live update from the scene at mount diablo in a few minutes. we also have new problems traffic alert at byron highway at mountain house getting a few more details about this. sounds bad. a big rig injury crash is completely blocking the road. several medical helicopters have landed at the scene and there is a diesel fuel spill in the area. a quick check of the bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights have been on now since shortly after 6:00. i got to say i think this is the latest we have seen the metering lights turned on since they opened the new eastern span. so it is backing up towards looks like just past the overcrossing. the carpool lanes a nice ride into san francisco. a quick check of the nimitz 880 in oakland, no delay up from hayward. ace train 3 is slightly late, 10 to 15 minutes, because of
earlier freight train traffic. that is traffic. for the forecast, here's lawrence. >> liz, starting out with low clouds around the bay area this morning temperatures rather mild out the door. looking like a pretty decent day ahead although these temperatures going to be running below average into the afternoon. so with that in mind, we should find plenty of sunshine this afternoon. and then some modest warming as we head in tomorrow and probably the first part of the weekend. after that we'll cool down again. sea breeze kicking in and temperatures going to stay below average. that's great news for the firefighters as we are seeing higher humidity outside and cooler temperatures so it should give them a good chance to get a handle on that fire today. sfo got some delays there, no surprise. 45-minute delays just about on arriving flights. if you are headed around the country, expect some 90s and partly cloudy skies into houston. 72 degrees and thunderstorms into denver. 90 thunderstorms in chicago, and thunderstorms in new york at 59 degrees. around the bay today -- at 95
degrees. around the bay today, 79, comfortable in san jose. 72 hayward, a little breezy. east bay temperatures up in the 70s and maybe the mid-80s so a lot of numbers 2 to 12 degrees below average today. that's good news. 60s and 70s toward the bay. hey, next couple of days we'll watch these temperatures slowly begin to warm up and getting back to near normal towards saturday. but then cooling right back down sunday and well into next week. it's 6:19. the president is working his way the motor indicate has gone from the white house where he observed a moment of silence a half hour ago. we are at the pentagon where one of the four airliners crashed. he will observe a moment of silence there in honor of the victims at the pentagon. >> trending now this morning never forget for the 9/11 anniversary also syria and the president's speech. the new iphone 5s that was
revealed yesterday and hurricane sandy humberto the first hurricane of the season in the atlantic. also trending benghazi. coming up, an older gal in the stands catches a foul ball with a glove. coming your way. >> and i'm dennis o'donnell. the usa soccer team looks to punch its ticket to the world cup and could the a's pad their lead in the american league west? we're coming up. >> and what is cool about your school? you can submit your nomination on our website, just go to kpix.com/coolschool. we may come and feature your school right here on our show. ,, ,,,,
giants and rockies, 12:45 game time sunny, mild, breezy, 67 degrees. >> it may get a little traffic tie-up around the bay bridge or embarcadero around that time as well but for right now taking a live look at the golden gate bridge, they have four southbound lanes open in the commute direction. and things move well out of sausalito. we'll have more "timesaver traffic" coming up. good morning, everybody. with a win over rival mexico in a world cup qualifier the united states would be officially world cup-bound. landon donovan eye infection and all giving it a go scores 49th minute. johnson off the header. the usa wins 2-nil. they are going to brazil. former athletic josh willingham burns his former club last night two home runs on the evening including a two- run shot off ryan cook that put the twins ahead. a's lose 4-3 but they are still two games up in the american league west because the rangers also lost last night. how about the giants? hunter pence with his 20th homer of the year became the first giant since barry bonds to join the 20 home runs and 20 stolen base club. but the giants lose in 12 innings.
michael cuddyer hit two home runs for the colorado rockies. san francisco bay, race 5, team oracle in control until the third leg when they took a turn into heavy currents towards alcatraz slowing the boat considerably. team new zealand took advantage of the blunder and hit the finish line a minute four seconds before the americans. that's a blowout. new zealand now holds a 4 to negative one lead in the best of 17 series. they will race two more times, race 6 and race 7 on the san francisco bay on thursday. that's it, everybody. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. our play of the day shows why you take your glove when you go to the giants at at&t park. take a look. you might get a baseball like this woman did in the 9th inning. colorado hit a foul into the stands. and the woman with the glove pulled it in. good for a few hugs and, of course, our play of the day. >> she didn't even have to move. it was good for a few hugs.
>> is that knitting? no. okay. >> a knitting? >> got that big blanket with her. >> it's her giants blanket. >> look at her. great catch. >> getting a little pub, too. i can't think about the events of that day. >> some college friends remembering the ambassador who was killed in the line of duty in benghazi a year ago. how they are helping his legacy live on. >> we have good news on the morgan fire on mount diablo. they are ready to send firefighters home the latest this morning on that fire coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
brothers and sisters who died in the 9/11 attacks 12 years ago. we'll take you live to the remembrance ceremony. >> a big unveiling in napa. the new 9/11 memorial honoring those who died. >> sea breeze, a lot of clouds, we'll talk about it coming up. >> and now that the metering lights are on the bay bridge is getting busy plus we have a couple of traffic hot spots. we'll show you where those are coming up. >> thank you, liz. good morning, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is september 11th, a wednesday. >> and i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:30. and today marks 12 years since the 9/11 attacks. and now there's a new memorial to the victims in downtown napa. the memorial was a four-year project made with wreckage from the attacks. names of the victims are on glass panels. >> when you think about all of these names, these -- all these people all they did was go to
work that day like they did every other day like all of us, most of us do. people come and know somebody and put their hand on that name and, you know, that's what we really want to -- we really want people to be able to connect in that way. >> most of the labor was donated by local civil engineers, landscape architects and contractors. a ceremony is planned in napa at 7:00 this evening on main street. it was one year ago today the u.s. consulate in libya was attacked and four men were killed. one of those men was our ambassador chris stevens. a man with strong bay area ties. he went to high school in piedmont and cal and i was lucky enough to be his fraternity brother at berkeley berkeley in the late '70s. i sat down with his friends and talk about the man who is so dearly missed now one year later. >> there's that big toothy grin that everybody talks about. he had a set of teeth that was too big for his actual head. >> reporter: steve and austin college buddies and fellow ato fraternity brothers of the late ambassador chris stevens,
reminiscing about their days together at cal and wishing their good friend was still here. >> i can't pay attention to the news about that day. i just --i --for my own sanity as for the way i like to remember chris, i can't think about the events of that day. >> reporter: that day exactly one year ago. the consulate in benghazi peppered with gunfire, four men dead including the libyan ambassador. >> let me be clear, there is no justification for this. >> reporter: stevens's cause of death is unknown but his legacy is alive. >> you can't turn your back on people. if you are not getting along with someone else at any level, that's the chris stevens legacy, reach your hand out to that guy, figure out what makes him tick and go from there, build consensus. >> reporter: and that's what stevens did. 30 years in foreign service and a can-do permanent, brimming --
and a can-do personality, brimming with a quick wit, optimism, courage and a respect for his fellow man. tichoner says he was the perfect diplomat and he knew that long ago when they were both performing on stage at piedmont high. >> he had the empathy of an artist. he could put himself into the other guy's shoes and i think that's a huge part of what made him such a renaissance guy. when he was posted in jerusalem in the west bank, tensions, you know, very high, it snowed. it didn't snow very often. chris goes outside the wall and starts a snowball fight with a local palestinian population. they loved him. >> reporter: and they miss him. his family hopes to keep his vision of a peaceful middle east alive through scholarships in the ambassador's name now at cal. peace through education. >> chris' family was kind enough to give both austin and i a tie from chris' collection and we actually got ties and cufflinks and, you know, i wheel them out when i need to win. if i have a big court appearance or something, i channel chris. or if i need to be diplomatic. so far, so good.
[ laughter ] >> well, we finish with a little humor there because chris had a great sense of humor, a huge smile. we miss him a lot. he was a great diplomat and ambassador. boy, couldn't we use his help now in the middle east? >> and it's wonderful that his friends including you, frank, are honoring him and honoring his legacy, too. >> absolutely. well, there are a number of tributes to chris this week. piedmont high school is naming its library in his honor on friday night. if you would like more information about chris, his parents have a terrific website, remembering chris stevens. we added a link on kpix.com. check it out. in other news, evacuees forcessed from their homes by the morgan fire bush forced from their homes by the morgan fire are back home now. anne makovec is in the camp in dublin with the latest on the firefighting efforts. >> reporter: just about five minutes ago we got some new numbers. they have been able to assess where they are right now with this fire which has been
burning on mount diablo since sunday. here are the new numbers. 70% contained right now. it has burned more than 3100 acres. that's down from what they thought last night when they were thinking it was around 3200 acres. in all, evacuations and road closures have been lifted. they are all lifted. there are still 1,372 firefighters still on scene but many of them will be able to go home today. >> most of the hot spots are taken care of. they are trying to improve the containment lines we were able to build yesterday. then the other thing that we're trying to do is we'll definitely have firefighters out here through the week. >> reporter: the fire started at around 1:00 on sunday afternoon quickly burning out of control multiplying in size causing dozens of families to evacuate their homes. but in the end, no homes were burned. and we are going to hear more from firefighters throughout the morning as they plan their
mop-up phase. also, they are going to have a briefing at 7:00 this morning where they will hold a momentum of silence for the victims of 9/11. back to you. >> anne, what about air quality? what is that like out there this morning? >> reporter: right now it's really good. i can't smell any smoke since we got here around 4 a.m. and originally there were a lot of outdoor activities canceled around the area from schools and other city events and baseball games. everything right now appears to be back on. so we are certainly on the downhill slope of this issue. >> that is good to hear. anne makovec live in dublin, thank you. firefighters battling the fire on mount diablo were burglarized. somebody broke into contra costa county fire station 7 on walnut boulevard sunday night. an ipad, wallets, money and jewelry including two of the firefighters' wedding rings, were taken. >> they went inside to see if anything was taken and found that inside that the lockers had been broken into and that personal effects had been
stolen from each of the firefighters. >> there was another break-in attempt at a different station on monday but firefighters scared that burglar away. it is 6:37. we would like to observe a moment of silence happening at this very hour when american airlines flight 77 struck the pentagon. the president about to speak as the moment of silence is about to take part at the pentagon. [ pause ] >> good morning. >> good morning. >> from scripture we learn of the miracle of restoration. you who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again. the depths of of the early you will bring me up -- the depths of the earth you will bring me up again.
you will increase my greatness and comfort me again. [ bell tolls ] >> secretary hagel, general dempsey, members of our armed forces, and most of all the survivors who bear the wounds of that day and the families of those we lost, it is an honor to be with you here again to remember the tragedy of 12 septembers ago, to honor the greatness of all who responded, and to stand with those who still grieve and to provide them some measure of comfort once more. together we pause and we pray and we give humble thanks as families and as a nation for the strength and the grace that from the depths of our despair has brought us up again has revived us again, has given us strength to keep on.
[ names read in the background ] >> we pray for the memory of all those taken from us nearly 3,000 innocent souls. [ names read ] >> our hearts still ache for the futures snatched away, the lives that might have been. the parents who would have known the joy of being grandparents. the fathers and mothers who would have known the pride of a child's graduation. the sons and daughters who would have grown maybe married and been blessed with children of their own. those beautiful boys and girls just beginning to find their way who today would have been teenagers and young men and women looking ahead imagining the mark they would make on the world. >> you're listening to president obama some heartfelt words in front of the pentagon. it was exactly 9:37 or 6:37 our time when the third flight
crashed night pentagon killing 184 people. he is honoring their memory today on this september 11th, 12 years later. and in new york, on the left side of your screen, that was a live look, they were taking a moment of silence there, as well. you know, 12 years ago, it's hard to believe that time has gone by. >> it really is. >> but the wound is still fresh. >> you still feel it. >> very, very powerful and emotional to see those people speaking those names and the people that died on that day. good day to remember what it's all about being an american. a lot of outside memorials today. >> i think probably a little cool around the bay area in many spots. a lot of clouds to start out the day early on. and the temperatures not too bad to begin with. we're not seeing that drizzle but you see that low cloud deck that's made its way onshore out over the bay. the temperatures generally in the 60s right now. so a fairly mild start to the day. by the afternoon, we are going to see a whole lot of sunshine. but these temperatures well below the average. some 70s and some 80s into the south bay. east bay temperatures maybe in the mid-80s but many of these numbers 2 to 12 degrees below average for this time of year
and that's great news for the firefighters of the morgan fire. temperatures in san francisco about 67 degrees. 72 degrees in oakland and about 72 degrees a little breezy in hayward. all right. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> reporter: thanks, lawrence. i want to take you out to some of our sensors in the south bay now. getting word of a stall it sounds like and there's an accident in that same area northbound 101 right by capitol expressway. so we are beginning to see those delays beginning to build on northbound 101 coming into san jose even past the stall blocking one lane. let's go out towards the bay bridge toll plaza. that backup just in the far right lanes. left lanes look okay same thing with carpools. the metering lights are on so the backups extend to about the west grand overcrossing. highway 4 has been a mess since a series of crashes approaching loveridge. still backed up from the antioch bridge to loveridge. that is traffic. back to you. in just a few moments, san francisco firefighters will be holding their annual remembrance for emergency responders who became heroes on
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joy over the new apple item here now is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason br. let's lead with wall streets disappointment over the new iphones, the stock is slidi, then i p in refinance ac apparently wall street isn't jumping for joy over the new apple items. the stock went down. here's kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks to explain. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. of course, apple did center a nice runup going up to the iphone announcement but now that wall street has gotten to see what apple is selling, not as impressed as they were hoping for. part of that is that the 5c that you're looking at there with the colorful cases isn't as cheap as they were expecting. the un-contract, the contract- free version going for $549 in
the u.s. and a website in asia reporting that it will cost equivalent of $735 in china. investors are hoping for a lot cheaper iphone to be able to combat all the other alternatives out there and gain more. emerging market share. and as far as the 5s is concerned, the premium version, a lot of investors are hoping for a larger screen to better compete with samsung. as a result, apple shares are plunging right now. they are falling by 4.5%. mortgage refi applications are dropping quite a bit. the mortgage bankers association says refi apps at the lowest level since june 2009 with rising interest rates. the 30-year loan average 4.8% up another 7 basis points from the prior week. wall street coming off a couple of strong days on hopes of a military strike avoided in syria. apple stock falling is pressuring tech stocks and the broader market as a whole.
dow up 30. the nasdaq is down 11. the s&p is falling by 1. michelle and frank, back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks from kcbs news. well, the bay area is pausing to honor those killed in the 9/11 attacks 12 years ago. cate caugiran is live where the fire department remembering the first responders. >> reporter: it didn't matters where you were in the country the impact of 9/11 touches all americans and here in the bay area, firefighters here are doing their best to honor those who had fallen in those attacks. now, we can take a look. we want to show you that you can see the fire trucks engines they are all out here standing waiting for the firefighters to line up right in front to stand at attention in front of the station flag. then the truly haunting moment will begin the station will ring their apparatus bell three
sets of three times each. that signifies the last alarm then there will be a moment of silence. that's going to happen the 6:59. that's the time the south tower collapsed on 9/11, 12 years ago. after that the flag will be lowered to half-staff and each of the firefighters will read the names of the 343 new york firefighters who became the heroes on that day. the san francisco fire department does this every year at each of its 43 stations. and we know that it is an event that they have that's open to the public. it's also something that we cover every year and every, single year we see the same emotional responses from these firefighters and even here from the media. reporting live in san francisco, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> it doesn't matter if you were there. you just feel it. you really do. even 12 years later. time now is 6:48. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> okay. thanks, guys. yeah, and so far we're starting to see things fill in. those traffic lanes are starting to get busy coming through the altamont pass in livermore. in fact, the drive time is now
unfortunately in that heavy category. 27 minutes between the altamont pass and the dublin interchange. i mentioned this in our last traffic report. we have a couple things going on on 101. stall northbound 101 at capital blocking one lane. traffic is backing up behind that. and then once you get past that scene we have another crash northbound 101 by alum rock so it's pretty slow going just in the northbound lanes heading into san jose. and this is a serious traffic accident. really unpassable right now approaching byron highway by mountain house road. injuries reported a diesel spill. medical helicopters on scene. you can use vasco road as an alternate but that's pretty busy right now, as well. outside here's a live look at the nimitz freeway. you're just cruising right along, no delay from hayward all the way up towards downtown opening. san mateo bridge traffic also moving at the limit. no problems this morning out of hayward. and a mass transit check. bart systemwide on time. muni, caltrain, everything there reporting no delay. but ace train number 3 is late
because of some earlier freight train traffic. so right now about 10 minutes late. that's the latest from the "timesaver traffic" center. lawrence, how are you doing in weather? >> i'm doing prettied goo. hey, we're going to bottom out in the temperatures today. after this we are going to start to warm up but starting the day with plenty of low clouds this morning. leaving behind fairly mild temperatures well below average for this time of year. modest warming tomorrow. and at least in the first part of the weekend, but today that sea breeze in effect. and it looks like these temperatures below average. that's great news for the firefighters. you got some higher humidity, as well. so that should help them get a wrap on that fire. looks like we have a chance of some thunderstorms over the sierra nevada though. looks like otherwise, you're going to see some sunshine in the central part of the state. about 88 degrees in sacramento. 95 in fresno. and about 70 partly cloudy into monterey bay this afternoon. you will see a lot of sunshine in the south bay but temperatures well below the average. 79 degrees in san jose.
73 in fremont. east bay temperatures a couple of days ago triple digits, struggling to get to the low 80s. below average for today. breezy through the golden gate today. next couple of days, the temperatures will start to march up the scale on thursday and friday and probably the first part of the weekend before cooling down on sunday and into next week. all right. it is time for our kpix 5 schoolcast. weller elementary school in milpitas if you are just getting ready to go to school, a couple of clouds, low 60s. by noon sunshine, a little breezy though into the afternoon. should be sunny and mild and, of course, if you would like us to do your schoolcast for you, go to kpix.com/schoolcast. and send in your school's name and we would love to put that on the air. >> i think we need a bell for you. >> something to ring it in. >> as soon as it rings in. >> all right. >> i look it. >> the will. time now 6:51. three major wildfires burn in northern california. how firefighters are gaining the upper hand.
need to know at 6- 55 -- firefighters are gaining col over three major wildfires burning in northern califor the clover fire in shasta cy is five things you need to know at 6:55. control over three fires in northern california. the clover fire in shasta county 40% contained. the "rim" fire in yosemite national park 80% contained and crews have the fire burning in mount diablo state park at 60% containment. people in india demanded death for the four men found guilty of the deadly sexual assault of a 23-year-old student on a bus. the crime sparked nationwide protests. today the court will hand down their sentencing. the mother of one still claims her son is innocent. president obama told the nation last night he hopes
diplomacy will prevail in the standoff over syria. however, he says the military needs to be prepared to act in case diplomatic efforts fail. president obama says he is not interested in getting involved in a syrian civil war but wants to protect them from a gas attack. a move was made by congress to give the white house some time to work with russia now on that possible diplomatic solution, delaying a vote on the military strike. syria will hand over its chemical weapons to avoid a military attack. the white house ordered security for american outposts to prevent attacks on the 12th anniversary of september 11th. four people were killed when the benghazi, libya embassy was attacked last year. there are commemorations at the
white house and the pentagon. san francisco firefighters were honoring those who died in the attacks. they are gearing up for the remembrance ceremony. the firefighters are ready to ring their apparatus bell as they do every year. the bell will ring in three sets of three. that signifies is the last alarm. that's also the same time that the south tower collapsed 12 years ago. after that there is a moment of silence and then little lower the flag to half-staff. and it will stay like that throughout the day. this is something they do every year and they do it at all 43 stations here in san francisco. after that each of the firefighters will read aloud the names of their fellow brothers, the 343 new york firefighters who died heroes. again, in just a few minutes, we are expecting that belt to start ringing -- that bell to start ringing here at san francisco fire station 7. we'll have more for you today at noon. reporting live in san
francisco, cate caugiran, kpix 5. and one last check of traffic. word of a new issue already in the clearing stages but it's on the skyway westbound 80 by 5th street. traffic is stacking up on the upper deck of the bay bridge. it's a multi-vehicle crash so hopefully it will be cleared out of the way soon. in the meantime, expect some delays on both sides of the bay bridge. behind the pay gates metering lights turned on just after 6:00 so we're seeing some delays backing up towards the overcrossings. lawrence? >> low clouds spreading onshore stronger sea breeze today. got some high clouds up above too. neat shot some smoke from the fires obviously in that shot, as well. temperatures this afternoon some 70s and 80s inland. 60s as you approach the coastline. some 70s around the bay. you will see warmer temperatures as we head in toward tomorrow. warmer through the first part of the weekend and cooling off sunday and monday. >> thank you. remember to stay tuned to "cbs this morning" starting at 7:00. but first, we want to leave you with a moment of silence at 6:59 in just about 10 seconds. thanks for watching kpix 5 this morning. your local update is at 7 cbs this morni ming up
[ names read [ good morning to viewers in the west. it's wednesday september 11, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." president barack obama makes the case to punish syria but holds you have on military strikes this. morning the view from washington to damascus. anthony weaner and spitzer get departing strikes after they strike out at the poll. here in studio 57 on the scandal shaking up nascar. >> we begin with today's "eye opener "your world in 90 seconds. >> the united states mill tarp