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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. an unwanted delivery at a san jose firehouse. package of explosives that appeared and prompted evacuations. good afternoon, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm maria medina. it happened at station 11 at 2840 the villages parkway. cate caugiran reports from san jose with more on what sent the
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bomb squad to the scene. cate. reporter: the materials were black powder and shotgun caps for the purpose of making shotgun shells. but in the hour they were investigating san jose firefighter evacuated people 300 feet from the station. around 10 a.m. someone dropped off two milk criticized boxes here at the station and a -- milk crate boxes here at the station and they found the boxes with questionable material and didn't know how to properly dispose of them. >> they were cleaning out an old storage unit found this product and were like that doesn't look safe and brought it appropriately to the fire station. we would ask people in the future to not transport that material to basically call us to the scene to be evaluated there. >> reporter: at first glance teams believed it was blasting caps and black powder so they
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moved to secure it near the villages parkway and give everyone the "all clear." as the captain mentioned if you find yourself in a similar situation call san jose fire or san jose police. they will come to you. they ask you not to transport it yourself. live in san jose, cate caugiran, kpix 5. right now firefighters are mopping up after a fire erupts at an apartment building in san francisco's inner sunset. chopper 5 overhead as crews check for hot spots on the roof of the three-story building on fourth avenue and lincoln way. no injuries have been reported but a cat died in the fire. up in napa fire destroyed a home and barn. chopper 5 over the scene today on wooden valley road. firefighters shut down the road as they tried to put out the flames around 6 a.m. they say power lines made that firefight difficult. and federal investigators say they are now helping to solve a string of suspicious fires in guerneville the fires began in mid-december damaging
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three homes, a public health center and an inn. it was deemed suspicious, although they doesn't know whether it's serial arson. new video of the stranded elephant seal. chopper 5 over sonoma county where the 900-pound mammal has been crawling on highway 37. just yesterday it made its way on the highway near the sonoma raceway. it caused problems for drivers as police and chp worked to guide it back into the slough. jackie ward is on seal watch this afternoon. >> reporter: she hasn't gone back to 37 yet. but as you can see, she likes swimming along. it's been a busy 24 hours from what they are calls the seal. the mud marks are from her flippers. back and forward and back we go.
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this 900-pound elephant seal doesn't want to go back to the bay not dampening anyone's spirits. >> i could be doing paperwork or be out with this beautiful animal. >> reporter: thins were looking good as people from the marine mammal center were able to corral her a third of the way around the lagoon. >> she is fine, healthy, in no danger. >> reporter: after this attempt with a kayak and air horns [ beep beep ] >> reporter: she shimmied her way all the way back to where she was this morning. but the tides are turning lid rally and that's good news for the seal. >> it's a lot work to hall her around. the more water, the more incentive to move. >> reporter: if she doesn't, they will be out here for days trying to get they are out of here. >> reporter: so viewing all that hanging out here on the lagoon beach is normal for elephant seals. what's not normal is where she
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is doing it. >> you heard jackie call the seal talay. roberta called her sangria. if you have ideas, let us know on facebook. >> i think it was sangria sangria. a little more than 1,000 people are still without gas service in eastern contra costa county. service in discovery bay and byron shut down over the weekend because of a mechanical issue there. more than 6,000 homes were left without heat as temperatures dipped into the 30s. pg&e workers have been working around the clock to restore that service. >> we pretty much bundled up and we were wearing full amount of clothes inside the house, coats and hats. >> more than 200 pg&e workers have been out in the neighborhoods going door to door. crews are working to see what caused it. much of the nation's midsection digging out of snow this noon. the storm nicknamed goliath
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dumped more than 3 feet of snow an created 10-foot drifts. blizzard conditions knocked out power for 200,000 people in oklahoma and icy roads led to hundreds of accidents and stranded cars on highways. the impact is being felt at the airports. 800 flight cancellations stranded thousands of travelers during the travel week. lines at chicago o'hare airport spanned the length of a football field. yesterday, 1300 flights were canceled and there were hundreds more delayed. it may be little consolation but most major airlines are not charging customers rebooking feels. there's minimal impact here in the bay area, only a handful of flights delayed or canceled at oakland international airport. sunnyvale police say they caught a burglar just minutes after broke into a gun store. investigators say the man stole a car before breaking into the u.s. firearms store on mary avenue this month. he didn't steal anything but is
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accused of stealing a second car forgetthe getaway. city of oakland will reportedly miss tomorrow's deadline to give the nfl a financing plan for new raiders stadium. the "chronicle" says the city does plan to send nfl officials an update on their efforts to keep the team. nfl team owners could decide in january whether to allow raiders, chargers or rams to move to los angeles. the trial of raymond "shrimp boy" chow resumes today. final witnesses were postponed from yesterday because of a sick juror. the case could go to the jury next week. chow faces charges including murder, money laundering and drug trafficking. new at noon las vegas police are looking at surveillance video to identify the killer of a man outside a gym. investigators say the man, the victim, was inside his car with california license plates when he was shot to death. the video shows the passenger of a car shoot from the window
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killing the man who is in his 30s. a white chicago police officer pleaded not guilty today in the shooting death of a black teen. jason van dyke faces six counts of murder and one count of misconduct. dashcam video last month caused outrage. it shows the veteran officer shooting laquan mcdonald 16 times. the fugitive teen who used an "affluenza" defense is back in custody. the boy and his mother were found in mexico. omar villafranca reports. >> reporter: ethan and tanya couch, mother and son, are now in the hands of mexican authorities after the pair was apprehended in puerto vallarta on the pacific coast of mexico. the new image released by mexican officials shows 18-year- old couch with an altered
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appearance. his blonde hair now a dark brown. >> we're excited that we have them back in custody. to be honest with you, we're going to breathe a lot easier when they're back in this country. >> reporter: earlier this month, the two disappeared after couch missed a meeting with his probation officer. ethan couch made headlines two years ago when he eluded jail time after killing four people in a drunk driving crash. during the trial, a psychologist testified on behalf of couch saying the teen suffered from "affluenza" saying his parent's well left him without a sense of responsibility. officials think they may have fled because of this video that surfaced this month and appears to show couch at a party where a drinking game was being played. this could have violated his probation. even though he is 18, couch's case hasn't been transferred over to an adult court, which means he will face punishment in juvenile court and at worst be sent to juvenile detention.
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in fort worth, texas, omar villafranca, cbs news. >> but authorities said this morning they will try to transfer his case to adult court. the sheriff's department said ethan's mother tanya will be arrested on charges of hindering and apprehension. soon your must be at least 21 to buy cigarettes in -- you must be at least 21 years old to buy cigarettes in one bay area town. >> walking with your eyes on your cell phone and not what's ahead, the warning from experts about distracted walking and how it ended deadly for one man. >> from the kpix 5 weather center, good afternoon, everybody. we started off with dense fog right there in the tri-valley. now sunshine has moved into that area. rain and when you will need that umbrella, i have the details as the news continues on kpix 5. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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of cigarettes. starting january 1, teenagers in parts of santa clara county can no longer buy a pack of cigarettes. the unincorporated parts of the county will be the first in the u.s. to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21. stores will have to post signs about the age increase and retailers will be fined up to $100 for the first violations. the rules also apply to electronic cigarettes. a new study shows that in california, 64% of smokers started smoking by the age of 18. a weekend wildfire in southern california is now fully contained. firefighters in ventura county surrounded the flames that burned 2 square miles along the coast. there are still hot spots and gusty winds today could keep firefighters from putting it out completely. power lines caused the fire closing 101 and pacific coast highway. distracted cell phone use walking with your eyes glued to
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your cell is sending thousands to the hospital each year. and as kris van cleave reports for one indiana man it was deadly. >> reporter: in san diego investigators believe joshua burwell may have been trying to take a picture of the sunset when he took a fatal fall some 40 feet off sunset cliffs on the rocks below. lifeguard sergeant bill bender. >> wasn't watching where he was walking looking more down at the device. >> reporter: it's a tragic example of a growing problem, people distracted by devices, like this woman focused on her phone walking straight into a fountain or this man talking on his phone and going right off the train platform. in a recent study 78% of americans said distracted walking is a serious issue. another study found people using their phone while walking veered off course 61% of the time. and overshot their target 13% more than when they were not
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distracted by their devices. this orthopedic surgeon -- >> it's getting worse as we have more and more features on these devices that can distract us. >> reporter: the number of emergency room visits doubled between 2005 to 2010 to more than 1500 she believes the problem is actually bigger. [ pause ] >> and that was kris van cleave reporting. researchers found millennials ages 21 to 25 are the most likely to be injured and nearly 80% of the injuries stem from falls. so keep your head up. >> that's right. let's check in with roberta. you just worked out, outside. how is the weather? >> it was a quick break. i had 30 minutes for lunch so i ran over to coit tower and ran up the steps and ran back down. the visibility is unlimited, pristine conditions in the area. still, mighty cool outside. this is the warmest temperature so far this afternoon.
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it's 60 degrees, so says dana in novato. she just came from idaho where it was barely 3 degrees above zero. even 30 was warm to you, dana, at this hour. we dipped down to 29 this morning in napa and is that just too cold to fly? actually, the colder it is outside, the less heat it takes to fly and conversely the hotter it is outside the more theat will take to fly. so you actually need the air balloon temperature at 140 degrees fahrenheit so this morning if it was 29, 30 degrees in napa, only had to heat up the balloon to 170 degrees fahrenheit so it was ideal. it was perfect, visibility unlimited for hot air balloon right in napa. wouldn't that be fun. let's go ahead and share outside with you right now the visibility is unlimited at this hour in the city by the bay, the city of san francisco, we can see angel island, alcatraz. the waters are flat, winds at 5
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miles an hour from the east. 51 degrees in san francisco. everybody in the 40s and 50s at this hour. expect bright sunshine today, cool temperatures, a chance of a north bay shower on wednesday. but mostly mainly it will be dry through the remaining portion of this year. if you watch the clock go by you can count on when the clouds will move in rain north of santa rosa. if we see any scattered showers north of the golden gate bridge it will generally amount to .10" of rain or less. low pressure is north of the bay area. temperatures 40s and 50s throughout the central valley
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today. 28 degrees in the south shore. our temperatures up to 57. light winds and for the most part we'll be mostly clear towards sunset and overnight clouds develop and that's mainly to the norris so by tomorrow morning sunrise at 7:24. partly to mostly cloudy skies. there's the extended forecast and yes, for your new year's eve, right around midnight. it's going to be clear and inland. dana wanted to make another appearance. become a weather watcher. menlo park firefighters are getting help to deal with soaring housing cost. they will get stipends for the rent if they live within 30 miles of work they get $600 a month. at 20 miles it goes up to $800
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a month. if they live within 10 miles the sty spend is $1,000 a monday. home prices are rising. one index shows them up 5.5% during the 12 months ending in october. steady job growth and low mortgage rains inspired it. the gains are inconsistent. san francisco reported increases of 10-point the%. chicago's number rose less than 2%. let's take a look at wall street see how we're doing on a tuesday. we're doing fine. up over 200 points. coming up a heartwarming holiday gift how livermore firefighters and police played the role of santa after a little girl lost her mother on christmas day. >> and we want to know what's cool about your school. email us at and we might come and feature your school on our morning show. we'll be right back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a group of strangers came together... to help. they played th when a girl in livermore lost her mother on christmas day a group of strangers helped out. they played the role of santa. the woman died on the 25th from a medical condition.
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livermore police and firefighters heard the girl did not get to celebrate christmas. so the next day they personally delivered her gift. >> yesterday santa was looking for you and couldn't find your room. we found the room and we brought you the stuff. >> the livermore police, firefighters and livermore- pleasanton fire departments are not stopping there. they are asking the public to pitch in and help as well through a "go fund me" page. after all that rich holiday food how about a nice piece of fruit to ring in the new year? >> why not? we're talking asian pears this noon. here's tony with some shopping tips. >> reporter: well, today's tip of the day is going to be is going to be with asian pears. they come into the market now, they are lovely. they are beautiful. and they are shipped in this beautiful cushion like tray right here and netting because
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they bruise so easily. so look at this. it's almost like jicama texture with the flavor of pear. it's that crunchy. when you buy them the more yellow the better. a slight green is okay. you want to make sure the skin right here is free from any shriveling whatsoever and heavy for their size and they have to be firm. now, they are called asian pears but they are closer to apples when you store them. you must store them in the refrigerator. at room temperature, they will become mealy and they will age up on you and not taste good. so put them in the refrigerator, sliced up in salads or out of hand. they are delicious. i even like them with a little bit of citrus juice, orange on lime, to make it taste better. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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coming up tonight at 5 that's it for the k-p-i-x at noon. have a great afternoon. $400 a person for dinner at olive garden? that story and more at 5:00. captions by: caption colorado
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