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tv   KPIX 5 News Early Edition  CBS  March 17, 2017 4:30am-5:01am PDT

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i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. o'griego. as roberta would say [ overlapping speakers ] >> she decided to make it christmas today with the red, green and red. >> yeah. why not? would you believe i forgot? >> no. [ laughter ] >> i'm more of a cinco de mayo girl. >> green is cinco de mayo. >> thanks. i never have been able to so i'm not accustomed to wearing green. what a st. patrick's day it will be! celebrating with sunny skies, clouds right now it is clear from the coast to our inland areas. our temperatures are banking between 43 in santa rosa to 51 in oakland. it is now 53 degrees in san francisco. see that right there? that is a clear slot. that's what we're experiencing right now. but as you notice we have plenty of clouds west to the north of us so some of those
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clouds will scoot in, partly sunny later today but the temperatures won't be affected. mid-60s at the beaches. low 70s around the bay. mid-70s across the peninsula. then climb to the mid- and high 70s even somebody's backyard will be at 80 degrees. i have details on that plus the big change in the weekend forecast but right now let's send it over to roqui theus. >> thank you. let's start with some roadwork on eastbound 580 that's the counter-commute of the richmond/san rafael. it's between midspan and past the toll and that's until 6 a.m. if you are heading into downtown san francisco, here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. those metering lights will turn on slowing you down around 5:30 but for now you're good, a 7- minute commute. heading to the peninsula between hayward and foster city traffic good in both directions on 92. right now officers are trying to track down the suspects who shot a 17-year-old boy along highway 101. it happened around 7 p.m. last night near story road in san jose. all the northbound lanes were closed for several hours during the evening commute.
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traffic was diverted onto 280 and 680. chp says that a white dodge charger drove up to the victim's car and started firing at it. the suspects then fled. there's not much of a description but officers say that they believe two hispanic men were inside the car. >> he had stepped out at least from the car and he didn't look injured to me. then there was an ambulance that came right directly in front here that actually was there. they pulled out the stretcher and then the police were -- helped to take off his shirt and put him on the stretcher and that's when i noticed looked like there was a wound on -- near the hip area. >> here's a picture from the scene. carlos diaz sent this to us. you can see paramedics taking a stretcher to the victim. there have been at least 80 shootings on bay area freeways in the past 16 months. the latest was just a week ago
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when a man was shot and killed on interstate 80 in richmond. the man behind the kidnapping and rape once considered a hoax by vallejo pd was just sentenced to decades in prison and his victim confronted him in court. kpix 5's joe vazquez shows us what she had to say. >> reporter: for over a year if i came home alone i would grab a knife and look behind every door. denise huskins told matthew muller in open court. i have a hammer by my bed that i reach for in the worst of my nightmares. he broke into her house, tied up and drugged her boyfriend, then kidnapped denise and sexually assaulted her. prosecutors asked the judge for a 40-year sentence for a crime so twisted and bizarre that police called it a hoax that the couple still finds appall. >> they should have figured 20 minutes into this that these people were victims and the horror that these folks went
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through is just all about their incompetence. >> reporter: muller had pretended he was with a group of gentlemen criminals tried to convince denise he was just following orders. later wrote strange letters to law enforcement and the press. he was finally caught after a attacking another couple in dublin. at one point today denise was so emotional aaron held her up. she told muller to stop making excuses including bipolar disorder and military service. throughout the court visit - even when the judge handed him a 40 year prison sentence. it's not yet cl joe vazquez, kpix 5. >> muller was expressionless throughout the court visit even when the judge gave him a 40- year prison sentence. it's unclear if he will stand trial for other crimes in the bay area. in the south bay, loved ones of missing teenager sierra lamar gathered to mark five years from the disshe disappeared going to school. they met in fremont to honor her. it's something they have done
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every year since the 15-year- old went missing back in 2012. despite an extensive search throughout the bay area, she has never been found. >> it's not true that it gets easier as time moves on. the angst is still there. it's still really painful because even though time goes on, you just miss your daughter. that never goes away. that's lost. >> antolin garcia-torres is now on trial in san jose charged with kidnap and murder. he pleaded not guilty on all charges. if convicted, he could get the death penalty. the president has signed off on a disaster declaration for california. you can see why from "sky drone 5" here the scope of the damage remarkable. the president's decision will allow federal funding to be used for repairs. time now 4:35. let's check the forecast. >> when you drive around, i drove from pleasanton to napa and when i went through
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vallejo, the topography has changed due to our winter storms. it's like we have wetlands in vallejo now. but we have more rain coming. it won't be anything even close to the atmospheric river conditions we experienced this past winter. good morning, everybody. as you get ready to kick-start your st. patrick's day, we have clear skies and later today we'll have blue skies not green skies but blue skies. temperature-wise we are in the 40s and 50s. it's 43 santa rosa. 47 in redwood city. it's in the mid-50s throughout the tri-valley. otherwise close to the lip of the bay into the 50s. it's now 50 in san jose. see that right there? that's a clear slot. that clear slot is what we're experiencing now but behind me here, those clouds will trickle into our forecast today and we'll call it partly sunny in the afternoon. san francisco typically 62. today forecasting 70. concord should be 66 but instead 76. numbers at the coast mid-60s
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partly sunny. 70s at the peninsula. 76 sunnyvale. 80 los gatos and saratoga. san jose 78. a theme here pretty much in the site of across the peninsula, santa clara valley. then to the east of the bay, high 70s so you know somebody's backyard in pleasanton will top off at 80. it will be 80 in brentwood, tracy, oakley, discovery bay through mountain house. low 70s at the delta and 73 in vallejo, benicia, martinez. 64 degrees partly sunny stinson beach, late day breeze to 15. otherwise, low 70s common from petaluma all the way into rohnert park, 73 windsor. clouds thicken in the northern reaches of the bay area with rain chances there or saturday. we'll talk more about the changing forecast but right now, i want to say top of the morning to roqui. >> oh, i wish you well. ah! it is 4:37. let's take a look at the golden gate bridge from marin county
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into san francisco. looking good not heavy fog which we have been dealing with all week. to the richmond/san rafael, locking good but on the bridge eastbound 580 roadwork is from midspan to past the toll plaza until 6 a.m. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza heading into downtown san francisco, 7 minutes. it will slow down at 5:30 when the metering lights turn on. our slowest traffic of the morning is the altamont pass. you're moving at 50 across the way on to the dublin interchange. i'll send it to you. >> thank you, roqui. the battle is already under way on capitol hill over president trump's new budget proposal. the 1.15 trillion plan includes deep cuts to the epa and state department to pay for a big boost in military spending. california gets about a third of its funding from the feds. kpix 5's emily turner explains what it could mean if the budget plan goes through. >> reporter: there is always a battle when it comes to the
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budget. but president trump may be in for a bigger battle than usual. >> we are sending less money on soft power, financial aid for folks overseas and more money on defense which is what the president promised when i ran for office. >> reporter: the president's budget would increase military spending by 10% at the expense every other programs. >> our strength depends on the power of diplomacy all of which are undermined by the president's budget. >> reporter: the budget would slash the environmental protection agency by 31% potentially ending a major federal effort to protect the bay. >> i just can't think of a more cruel or senseless blueprint for the country over the next four years. >> reporter: community development block grants that fund services like housing for the homeless and revitalizing decaying neighborhoods would be cut entirely. amounting to tens of millions of dollars left to the state to make up. california's prisons and county
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jails would no longer be reimbursed for incarcerating illegal immigrants. funding for research done on uc campuses would be cut by 20% and the national endowment for the arts which is given about $9 million to the bay area is cut. another target is public broadcasting. kqed in san francisco would lose nearly $6 million. many programs' details are under wraps as the full budget proposal won't be submitted until may. but the bargaining battling and lobbying have already begun. >> do i think we can cut spending and get waste out of government? absolutely! where and how and what numbers? that's something we'll be figuring out as time goes on. the bart extension to san jose and santa clara may not happen. the president wants to eliminate federal funding for new transit projects throughout the country. the feds were supposed to contribute $1.5 billion for the extension. the president's proposal still has to go through congress so the budget plan will probably change by the time it's final. white house press secretary
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sean spicer was confronted about the president's changing story on wiretapping claims. >> sounds like sean -- okay. >> that you and the president are saying now well we don't mean wiring tapping anymore that's not true anymore. >> no, no that's not -- [ simultaneous speakers forms of surveillance. what's it going to be next?! >> jim, i think that's cute but at the end of the day we talked about this for three or four days. >> the top republican and democrat on the senate intelligence committee has said there is no evidence to support the claim that president obama or anyone else ordered surveillance on trump tower during the campaign. yahoo is now being sued by its own shareholders over the biggest data breach in american history. >> so this case seeks to hold the board at yahoo accountable for failing to stop, prevent and disclose for over two years hacks that their own senior executives knew all about. >> the suit comes a day after the justice department indicted four russians accusing them of hacking half a billion yahoo
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users. but the new lawsuit claims yahoo executives knew about the breach and didn't act quickly enough to protect people. the shareholders say they lost millions over this delay. time now 4:42. an emergency medical technician dead after she was run down and dragged by her own stolen ambulance. >> plus, scientists and tourists run for their lives when a volcano suddenly blows. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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man who stole her ambulance. reporter hena daniels has more on the tragic crime, and the city's response. (package) (track 1 twitter video/blurred bottom of in new york a woman has died after being run over by her own ambulance. >> reporter: in this cell phone video shot by a bystander, you see the ambulance lights flashing and the driver's side door swinging wildly. moments after 44-year-old arroyo was run down and dragged by her own stolen ambulance. [ screaming ] >> reporter: this woman who did
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not want to be shown on camera explained the aftermath. >> some woman was screaming, my partner, my partner! like really bone-chilling screams. >> reporter: police say it happened a little after 7 p.m. thursday night when two emts were on the way to a call and left hand a man was riding on their back bumper. that's when arroyo stopped and got out to see what was happening and the suspects jumped into the driver's seat. >> when they noticed that and they tried to get him out of the ambulance, he put it in reverse. >> reporter: the suspect only got a short distance away before hitting several cars. he was subdued by a bystander and an off-duty mta police officer. >> we know our emts are brave and do crucial work, they save lives but they should not ever have to be subjected to violence. >> hey, salute! >> reporter: late last night new york city firefighters lined the streets and saluted arroyo a mother of five as her
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body draped in an american flag was taken to the medical examiner's office. she was a 14-year veteran of the force. hena daniels, cbs news. in peru, new video showing a man's narrow escape as a mudslide turns over his truck and pushes it into rushing waters. locals screamed for help and people returned down the hill to grab him just in time. heavy rain and flooding in peru killed 62 people, has taken a significant toll on fishing, farming and tourism. an incredible scene in italy's mount etna caught on camera when the volcano suddenly erupts. mount etna had been quiet for the past couple of years -- but it sprang into action last racting tour >> a television crew from the bbc was recording. mount etna sprang into action last month attracting tourists and scientists. 10 people had
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burns, cuts and bruises and several were hit by falling rocks. tour guides and rescue team helped them off the mountain. >> you guys scare me!! watch those three stories and i want to go back to bed. >> you're scaring me saying there's more rain in the forecast. >> there's a not more rain in the forecast. sunday is the last day of winter. we are looking east from the transamerica pyramid. we can see the super bright lights of the port of oakland and estuary. 40s in livermore and redwood city. 51 oakland. this is our live weather camera looking toward the golden gate
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bridge where it's dry compared to yesterday with heavy drizzle. the weather changes after today. this is one more day in the forecast. then cloudy and cooler over the weekend then a north bay shower in the evening hours on saturday otherwise it's going to be a dry weekend. next week it will be wet every day. that's what we are experiencing now. we have clouds to the north and due west. these clouds will spill into the bay area. partly sunny later today. it's not going to hamper our temperatures from soaring up to near 80 degrees in many of our locations. this area of low pressure off the coast is going to take aim on the bay area for the weekend leaving us with generally mostly cloudy skies. here's tonight's evening commute. dry with light precipitation well to the north of us. that's your saturday. there's a chance of a light shower throughout the day maybe
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even a sprinkle but what's in it. then as we forge ahead towards your friday evening that will set the stage for rain showers moving in by our morning commute on monday. meanwhile, travel weather for this big getaway friday we are talking about 70s in throughout the central valley. 60s monterey bay. still very mild in the greater lake tahoe area but north star says it's springtime skiing. but you have more snow coming next week, they said we really don't need it but we'll take it. it's been awesome skiing there. meanwhile, today, local temperatures 60s and 70s: rain monday, tuesday and thursday. again clear skies out the door. it is 4:49. it is a quiet st. patrick's day in the traffic center. let's take a look at the bay
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bridge toll plaza as you head into downtown san francisco. all things clear those metering lights will turn on around 5:30 or so and start slowing you down but otherwise you are looking at 10 minutes between the maze and downtown. then moving to the nimitz both directions, quick drive. hayward to foster city 13 minutes between 880 and 101 across the span of the san mateo bridge. looking good on the eastbound side. slow on the altamont pass. 46 as you head off 205 in tracy down to 36 once you get to north flynn road. it frees up through livermore on to that slow dublin interchange. art, ace train, muni and caltrain all on time. perfect day for a walk. i'll send it to you. >> thank you, roqui. march madness is here. day two of the ncaa tournament tips off in just a few hours. but saint mary's is already looking ahead to a saturday matchup against arizona. the gaels took on virginia
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commonwealth in their first round matchup last night in salt lake city. big man landale helped saint mary's jump out to a first half lead with two of his team-high 18 points. the gaels won 85-77. they advance to the round of 32 for the first time since 2010. congrats to them. day 2 of the first round starts later this morning. today's action starts with oklahoma state taking on michigan coverage starting at 9:00 here on kpix 5. time now 4:51. dozens of dogs stuck in limbo at a bay area shelter. why volunteers say they can't put the chihuahuas up for adoption. >> and we'll hear from a california man who was just released after three decades behind bars for a crime he didn't commit. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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he didn't commit.. is finally a free man. "andrew leander" was released a man who spent 32 years behind bars for a murder he didn't commit is a free man. andrew leander was released from a los angeles prison yesterday. a judge and prosecutors agreed it did not get a fair trial in the '80s because there wasn't enough evidence against him. the project for the innocent helped. >> i'm just glad it's right now. that's all. you know. all my students that those are my sisters back there, i got a lot of sisters and brothers. [ laughter ] >> the 62-year-old says he plans to head to st. louis to spend time with his mother. after almost a year a bay area man is fighting to get his dog back, his concerns for his dozens of chihuahuas grows. only on "5," da lin tells us
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why they are stuck in a shelter. >> reporter: deputies removed 29 dogs from the san lorenzo home last may. since then those chihuahuas have been held at the east county animal shelter their owner michael freitas is fighting an animal cruelty charge and won't let them go. >> it's not hoarding. >> reporter: some people would say it is. >> no. 300 dogs or something, 300 or more. >> reporter: the shelter can't put them up for adoption because the law says the dogs are evidence while the case drags on in court. since the chihuahuas have been locked up for a year people worry about their health. they say they are also taking up space from other strays. >> i just want my dogs back and get on with my life. >> reporter: deputies say the dogs were living in bad conditions, locked in rooms and had no access to food and water. they say there were feces and urine throughout the house.
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next-door neighbors say it was a nightmare, they couldn't sleep. >> they barked at night. then he would yell at them which made them more aggravated. >> reporter: the shelter is caring for 21 of the 29 headache hacks. we don't know what happened to the other eight chihuahuas. the shelter can't do much until the case is over. in dublin, da lin, kpix 5. volunteers planted a gingko biloba tree in the honor of mary pack at saint mary's square. she died last september. she spent her life serving the chinatown community. yesterday's event also celebrated arbor day. the city marked the occasion by planting trees dedicated to community leaders. it is 4:56 right now. a program that provides meals to seniors could take a huge hit under president trump's new budget proposal. >> reporter: a teen shot on highway 101 in san jose, the latest on the search for the suspect. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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and i'm kenny choi. let's start with a live look outside... the morning rush good morning, everyone. it is friday, march 17. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. let's start with a live look outside. take a look at the conditions this morning. a live look at the bay bridge on the left. and 580 in dublin you can see all the headlights, that's your typical bay area traffic at this hour as we celebrate st. patrick's day! everyone is dressed in green -- most of us. [ laughter ] >> sorry, ro. >> would you believe i forgot? >> no. >> i don't believe it. >> no. [ laughter ] >> cinco de mayo kind of girl. i -- actually i was just focused today on "hamilton." i'm going to "hamilton" tonight. >> so excited for you. >> i'm going to be texting you right away you know that. >> you know who excited i am. >> when is your performance. >> april 1. i have a couple of weeks. >> i don't have tickets. >> sorry. >> you have to shell out money for that. >> you ladies are lucky. >> we just started a "go fund
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me," kenny and i. >> i just really wanted to make an investment with time with my son. i have one who is 24 and one who is now 22. and we have things we can do together. usually sporting events but i felt like this was something we could do together. mom and son to enjoy a culture event. >> sing us a few tunes on monday. >> so they are looking forward to it now finally. >> all right. this is our live weather camera looking out from the transamerica pyramid east toward the port of oakland and the estuary. temperatures have cooled to 44 in santa rosa. otherwise mid-40s in livermore and redwood city. around the rim of the bay, into the 50s. it is now in san jose 47 degrees. see that right there? that clear slot, that's where we are where we are now. all the clouds gradually moving closer and closer seeping into the afternoon forecast. partly cloudy skies today. mid-60s at the beaches tow low 70s around the bay and mid-70s


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