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good afternoon, i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. developing news, a horrific scene in san francisco's lower pacific heights neighborhood this morning. two cars smashed so badly you can hardly tell them apart as a result of a high-speed crash. the collision sounded like an explosion, according to witnesses, this morning. fire and police investigators have been on the scene all morning long. the wreckage made of mostly scattered car parts. our cate caugiran has been following the story. cate, we hear it's one of the worst accidents police have ever seen. >> reporter: yes, frank. that's exactly what chief greg suhr toll us when we asked him about this accident. you can see the cars are still here. right now a mother is fighting for her life. she was inside what's left of this minivan. you can't even tell where the minivan begins or ends because the two cars are entangled into each other following this morning's crash. witnesses say the crash sounded like an explosion. >> it was like a big boom.
and all of a sudden car alarms started going off. >> i have heard car wrecks before but you could tell this was really cereals. >> reporter: tanya was walking her dog near pine and gough when the accident happened. >> this is as bad as i've seen. this is an ugly crash. >> reporter: san francisco police say a woman in a mercedes was speeding westbound on pine street just before 7 a.m. one witness said she must have been driving 80 miles per hour. not only that, she crossed over several lanes of traffic without stopping. >> the car was going so fast, they didn't have time to activate the lights or sirens to get within even a block of it before this crash happened. >> reporter: a minivan was stopped at the red light and pine and gough when the woman in the mercedes tried to pass a muni bus. that's when she hit the van from behind, so hard it flew up in the air. >> she came and she hit that bumper at that incline and it was like a jack lifted it up. >> reporter: a mother and her
two children were inside the van. one of the kids, a 16-year-old boy, died on impact. the mother and the other child were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. a catering van was also hit in the accident. the three people inside suffered neck and back injuries. now, here this is an up-close look at the aftermath of this accident. you can really just see how bad this -- the aftermath is here. we are can give you an update. the mother is suffering life- threatening injuries. the good news is the boy's 17- year-old sister is expected to survive. reporting live in san francisco, back to you. >> cate, how about the driver? do we have details about her? >> reporter: well, when i asked a witness that same question, frank, and she told me that she saw the driver get out of the car and then she put her hand on top of her head and immediately after was taken into an ambulance. but police tell me that she is in stable condition and is expected to survive. >> lots of questions for her, though. okay, cate caugiran live for us in san francisco, thank you.
a san francisco neighborhood is in shock after a father and his baby girl were killed in a house fire. kpix 5's elizabeth wenger talked to neighbors who described smoke, fire and the efforts of emergency crews to get into that burning home. >> this is a neighborhood that looks after one another. so we feel really, really sad about this. >> reporter: that's why howard simon dropped off flowers this morning on his neighbor's burned-out front stoop. a fire killed a father and his 2.5-year-old daughter this morning. the medical examiner identified them as raymond and khloe shea. >> had a lot of flame and a huge amount of smoke. and really dark billowing smoke. >> we're all in shock, total horror. everybody was just standing around the corner, and it was surreal. >> reporter: the two-alarm fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. on the 1900 block of 18th avenue near pacheco. in addition to the father and toddler, a grandfather was also
living at the moment. he is in very critical condition. a fourth person, the mother, was able to get out a back door and should be okay. firefighters say she works late and was likely the only person still awake when the fire broke out. >> everyone is hurting this morning. this is not what we are in the business of doing. we are in the business of saving lives but we know this is sometimes an outcome. >> reporter: the house was renovated and double paned windows trapped the smoke smite and they had to breakthrough a security gate. >> the firemen took so long to get in, it was difficult because of the gates outside that are strong. >> like they were doing all the right things. house was not cluttered. working smoke detectors. >> reporter: firefighters say the fire started on the ground level of this three-story home. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. in san francisco's sunset district, i'm elizabeth wenger, kpix 5. >> investigators say they don't
believe the fire was suspicious. happening right now, this hay fire in the town of winters in yolo county has caused $6 million worth of damage. the fire broke out around midnight and firefighters expect it to burn for at least a day or more. the fire is burning at hay kingdom, a hay exporting company. it's consumed about 10 acres of stored hay. three barns have been destroyed. fire crews protected the company's main processing facility. the senate just passed a measure that would prevent a government shutdown next week. but they stripped the republican-backed measure that would defund obamacare. >> deliver us from governing by crisis. >> the senate session began with a prayer before moving forward with the final voting. the temporary funding bill now goes before the house but it's not expected to pass there as is. house republicans may attach changes that would cut off funding for the affordable care act. just four more days until
the potential government shutdown. legislators have until midnight on monday to stop it or some 800,000 federal workers will be told to stay home. so how is the gridlock affecting the stock market? let's check in with kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks on this friday. >> reporter: frank, if there's one thing that wall street and main street hates, it's uncertainty. that's what we have with the budget deadlock in washington, d.c. that could force that government shutdown. that's led to several off days for the stock market. there's a lot at stake here. consumers in the latest university of michigan consumer sentiment survey had three times as many negative looks on government policy as they just did a couple of months ago because of this. that impacts consumer spending. of course, businesses are uncertain about the future plans. that could constrain hiring and investment plans. as a result, you're seeing stocks fall off quite a bit. once again, it's another day of selling. right now the dow is down by more than 90 points. the nasdaq is giving up 11.
the s&p is down by 9 points. this won't be getting better anytime soon until there's some resolution over the federal budget. back to you, frank. >> okay, jason brooks. thanks. the father of the suspect accused of killing a dodgers fan says his son did it in self- defense. 21-year-old michael montgomery from lodi has been charged with stabbing jonathan denver after the giants-dodgers game wednesday night. montgomery's father told the lodi news sentinel, quote, michael got jumped, denver and friends started swinging chairs and he stabbed denver. the victim was an apprentice at north coast plumbing and heating in fort bragg. those who knew him said he was a hard worker and a part of the family. his dad is a security guard at dodger stadium. many are having a difficult time wrapping their minds around what happened. >> i don't understand who could even do that over giants or dodgers, is just -- it's ridiculous. >> i was at work when i found out. it just doesn't -- i don't
believe it yet. >> just going on facebook and seeing all his pictures, it just doesn't seem real. i just feel like i'm going to see him later. >> we spoke to police chief greg suhr about the safety concerns some fans might have following the deadly incident. >> it's a game. nobody should ever go to a game. and whether they're six blocks away or 60 feet away, worry about anything whether it's 10 minutes after the game or two hours after the game. >> security was increased during last night's giants- dodgers game. a man accused of cooling a sf state student will be arraigned today. investigators say nikhom thephakaysone shot justin valdez on monday night as he got off a muni train in the ingleside district. police found an arsenal of weapons, survival gear and more than $20,000 at that suspect's home. an east bay politician is trying to keep bart workers from going on strike again. the cooling-off period ends in less than two weeks. orinda city councilman steve glazer is circulating a petition to make it against the
law in california for transit workers to strike. he says the strike would have enormous consequences for the bay area's economy. and mayor lee teamed up with ecofriendly volunteers today to beautify the streets of san francisco. hundreds of youth from carmichael cleaned up trash, muni buses and litter on streets around city hall. it was hosted by the department of public works. mayor lee says it's part of an effort to instill a culture of clean among children and adults in the city. still ahead, what could have been a shooting massacre is caught on camera. the suspect pulls the trigger over and over but what happens next is unexplainable. >> and earlier burger king announced their low calorie "satisfries." how mcdonald's is one upping the competition on their new healthy menu. >> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the kpix 5 weather center. sunny and bright around the bay area. but will it last for the weekend or could we see some rain? we'll talk about it coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
building that collapsed. no official total yet-- but a tragedy in mumbai, india. dozens are still trapped in the rubble of a five-story apartment building that collapsed. no official total yet but authorities say many people have been killed. 30 have already been rescued from the rubble, including an 11-year-old girl. they her her yelling under the bricks and rocks. this is the fifth deadly collapse this year in mumbai. a united airlines pilot has suffered a heart attack midflight and died. the incident forced an emergency landing in boise, idaho. some of the passengers were sleeping when the crew announced an unscheduled stop on the flight from houston to seattle. others jumped into action helping to perform cpr. >> i thought it was a passenger. and it was a little bit more
nerve-racking to see what is the pilot. >> some people helped give him cpr all the way down and then they got the emts on there and got him off. >> an off-duty pilot stepped in to help with that emergency landing. police in texas say a would- be robber's gun malfunctioned and saved the lives it was aimed to take. this is amazing surveillance video out of fort worth. you see a man walk into a mcdonald's, pull out a handgun, aim it at a number of customers and pull the trigger. but the gun didn't work. he ended up taking it outside and fired a shot. he went back in and failed to fire again. >> i heard the gun clicking pulling the trigge squeeze about five times on it. i'm thankful to good i'm still here to tell you this. >> the suspect was arrested. the police don't know why the gun didn't discharge. it's friday. that means the weekend is so
close. >> are you guys excited about it? >> yes. >> if you not, i am! >> my weekend starts in 15 minutes! [ laughter ] >> show us some good news. >> some great weather around the bay area today. a lot of sunshine out there right now. still a little windy over the mountaintops. so high fire danger red flag warnings continue until 3:00 this afternoon above 1,000 feet in the mountains. temperatures are warming up nicely right now. 74 degrees in livermore. 71 now in san francisco. and 70 degrees in san jose. throughout the afternoon, looking like a very nice day. a little breezy in spots out toward the coastline. but skies are going to stay nice and sunny and the temperatures going to be warmer today. tonight should be mostly clear, a little cool in spots maybe some of those temperatures in the interior valleys dropping down into the 40s. but a beautiful fall weekend at least to start. things going to change on sunday. still today it's been about the winds. not bad at all down below in the valleys. calm now into san jose. we have a north-northeast wind in pleasanton at 6 miles per hour. we are still seeing some gusts over some of the mountaintops.
mount diablo just had a gust over 30 miles per hour. but you get the idea now, high pressure settling in nicely today and probably for the first part of the weekend as we head in towards sun, this system drops in out of the gulf of alaska. that will bring with it a chance of some showers late sunday night and into monday. around the state on this friday, looking good. 80s into the central valley. about 69, sunny and bright into monterey bay. about 68 degrees in yosemite and 61 in lake tahoe. lots of sunshine for us today and the better part of saturday really looking nice. and then the low clouds and fog begin to creep back in along the coastline by tomorrow evening. and then as we head into sunday we'll see some more clouds and then you could see a few showers moving in sunday night and possibly monday morning. not a big storm but could be a little bit wet especially north of the golden gate bridge. temperature-wise for today we are enjoying beautiful sunny skies and 77 degrees in san jose. about 80 in morgan hill. 75 in milpitas. east bay temperatures in the 70s and the 80s. then inside the bay, we are
going to be nice and sunny and bright about 78 in oakland. about 78 degrees in santa rosa also and about 65 degrees and breezy into daly city. next couple of days, we are going to expect a spectacular start to the weekend! lots of sunshine on saturday. sunday, though, we start to cool down a few degrees. and by sunday night into monday, in other words most of your weekend is already going to be done -- >> ours will be done -- >> chance of showers early monday morning. nice weekend. enjoy it. >> 10 more minutes. >> thank you. nine minutes. mark your calendars. there's a new royal event in england to count down to. british youngest royal there he is, young prince george is getting christened. the ceremony will be at the chapel at st. james palace october 23rd. the royal family did not elaborate any further. mcdonald's is putting their world famous menu on a mcdiet. the changes you will soon see the next time you order. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
you want fries with that. while mcdonald's meals may "happy"... "healthy" has be mcdonald's menu is slimming down. mark kelly on why they're no longer asking, do you want fries with that? >> reporter: while mcdonald's meals may be happy, healthy has been another question for decades. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: but next year, mcdonald's customers will be able to substitute fruit, salad or vegetable for fries in their
value meals. >> the only pressure that as a mcdonald's we feel is the pressure to continually evolve with customers and their changing needs and their eating habits. any business that's not doing that won't be business. >> reporter: the veg just will be rolled out in 20 countries including the united states. only water, milk and juice will be shown on menus for kids happy meals not soda. advertising directed to children will feature messages about nutrition. >> this is the first time that a big player in the food business has made a commitment in the united states to change advertising directed at children. >> reporter: the idea is the result of a partnership with the clinton global initiative and the alliance for a healthier generation. that's right. the former big mac-loving president-turned vegan helped convince mcdonald's to slim down. >> this is exactly the group that we want to work with. we can't solve the obesity proble without working with the companies that provide the bulk of food and drinks that children consume.
>> reporter: it's a industry trend. this week burger king introduced lower calorie fries. but mcdonald's feeds 69 million people a day. >> we don't think we're the problem related to obesity but we think we can be part of the solution. >> reporter: in france, nearly two-thirds of fruit eaten in restaurants by children is eaten at mcdonald's. so can the same thing happen here? it will have to mean passing the salad while passing on the fries. mark kelly, kpix 5. >> u.s. restaurants account for 85% of mcdonald's sales worldwide. tony and his daughter stephanie are back in the kitchen with the big three, orzo, broccoli and proscuitto. >> today we are going to make something with broccoli and proscuitto. >> we have some in here sizzling up with olive oil and garlic and balsamic vinegar to crystallize it and give some acidity an pasta water southerns up the broccoli water. >> i love orzo.
you can do so many different things with it. is that enough? >> plenty. >> okay. here's something really cool that's going to go in there. the proscuitto. it's going to give it the saltiness to give the dish flavor. >> it's important not to add extra salt or it will be too salty. >> but i am going to add pepper. >> which is fine. >> and then i'm going to go ahead and plate it. >> go ahead. >> look at this. >> also add the proscuitto last because you want to keep it sort of raw. >> hold on a second. we have to finish it off. >> a little bit of breadcrumbs. look at that shot. >> perfect. >> this is absolutely delicious. oh, steph, good job. >> thanks, dad. >> you're welcome. time to eat. hey, nasa is willing to pay volunteers for their next mission. you don't have to know science. you don't have to know math. michelle, all you have to do is sleep. >> i'm there! >> and a reminder, if you have a consumer problem or question call our hotline, 888-5-helps- u. volunteers are there right now. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
how their special blood cou help scientists develop a n drug. that story and more at five. want to sleep and get paid r it? nasa has a mission coming up at 5:00 could sharks help scientists develop a new drug for breast cancer? so do you want to sleep and get paid for it? nasa has a mission for you. they are recruiting volunteers to lie in bed for 70 days. the study is to simulate an
astronaut's experience while in space. participants who complete the entire study can earn up to $18,000. but not everyone can join. chosen volunteers must be physically healthy, be mentally fit as well and you have to be able to sleep. >> i will sign up for that. >> 70 days? >> of sleeping. >> that's what we get in a month. >> that's what we get in a month. that's it for kpix 5 news at noon. see you monday. captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org ,,
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