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outside gang came into town to wreak havoc. >> reporter: investigators believed the suspects killed 2 boils to assert dominance over a union city street gang. detectives wouldn't explain further a possible connection to the victims and did not identify them as gang members. police say 14-year-old sean withington drove his mother's van to a union city elementary school with his friend, 11-year-old kevin hernandez. the shooting at the school parking lot happened about 1:30 in the morning back in november. >> it helps in some way, yeah, there's justice, but that's just, it's not solving the problem whatsoever. >> reporter: retired teacher lillian martinez spent 30 years at the school where the shooting happened, and her grandkids knew kevin, the 11-year-old victim. >> we need prevention. what good does it do? there are still gang members out there. >> reporter: the union city
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police chief says after the murders, they stepped up enforcement and raided multiple locations connected to the gangs. they seized guns, cash, and drugs. >> it was a volatile time in our community, and in our opinion, our officers prevented additional violence and tragedy. >> reporter: police say the 2 suspects were already in custody for an unrelated case. cornejo will be back in court next thursday. he's facing a number of charges in addition to the 2 counts of murder. back to you. >> and we learned multiple search warrants were served in cities across the east bay to actually catch these guys. >> reporter: that's right, it was a big operation. we understand at least 4 locations in alameda county and union city police got help from hayward, oakland, and richmond police departments. also state level folks were involved big operation. >> da lin live in dublin, thank
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you. a bombshell out of san francisco city hall today. mayor london breed revealing she had a private relationship with the former public works director that's facing corruption charges. >> mayor breed writes that she and the director dated briefly 2 decades ago and remained close friends since then. the mayor also writes that she never asked him to do anything improper and never asked her to do anything improper. the mayor said she was not aware of the schemes alleged by the fbi until shortly before they became public. she says when she found out, she immediately reported the information to the city attorney. mayor breed says she posted all this and more in the name of transparency. >> this has never impacted my job as mayor, never in one instance. i wanted to make sure people
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heard about our relationship from me. >> in the post the mayor also said last year she received a gift of $5,600 from him to help fix her personal car. it's that element that has some supervisors putting pressure on the mayor to leave office. w it is time e p ad thate cit thate 's why i'm excalling on t mayor asking her, do the right thing and step down. >> at the same time, supervisor go man maher is calling for the mayor to step back from her duties until an independent investigation can be done. and within the past 30 minutes the da says house judiciary committee been asked about possible ethics violations by mayor breed. he says they'll investigate any liability, however the mayor, like everyone else, is presumed
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innocent. the mayor excepted the director's resignation earlier this week. prosecutors say he accepted lavish gifts from people in city business and took deeply discounted help fixing up his vacation home. all right, thanks. coming up at 6:00 an ethics expert weighs in on today's admissions from mayor breed, and how they could impact your position moving forward. ahead the man acquitted in the murder of kate steinly was found not competent to face charges. the evaluator concluded he has a mental illness that's not currently being treated. he was acquitted in the murder, which was in the national spotlight, and caught the attention of president trump over the state of sanctuary cities. the suspect is an undocumented immigrant who claimed he found the gun wrapped in a shirt and
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accidentally fired it. a hazmat team was called in to help in the investigation of 2 bodies found in a marin county driveway this morning. the fire department was called to a town called sleepy hollow. a man and woman were found dead in the driveway. one was in the car, the other outside. a dog that was unharmed was also found inside the car. we spoke to a neighbor that lives up the hill from the home and she says no one has lived there for awhile. >> nobody has lived there for at least a year and a half, maybe 2 years. >> i think sleepy hollow is generally a safe neighborhood. we're not called out here too often. >> the sheriff's office says there's no threat to the community and more details will be released once next of kin are notified. a flight from sfo was 1 up additional checks and delays at london's airport over coronavirus concerns.
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united airlines says a passenger on flight 901 from san francisco was thought to be possibly infected. viblic health england managrge in london, and in a statement united writes our crews are trained and ready to respond to anyone on board the aircraft who may become ill in flight. we continue to follow additional precautions recommended by public health england. the aircraft has undergone a deep clean including cleaning all surface areas and overhead bins. >> and san francisco is 1 of 5 cities where the cdc will start working with labs to st cdtec s added later. and fears surrounding coronavirus are taking a bite out of francisco's convention center. a big conference was just canceled and a big tech company is backing out of another. >> reporter: the coronavirus may seem to be half a world
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away, but right here in san francisco it's been announced that a major conference has been canceled. more and more, companies are becoming concerned about employee international travel, and facebook is canceling their global marketing summit scheduled here. in an e-mail they explained, out of an abundance of caution we're canceling the global marketing summit due to the evolving public health risk related to coronavirus. 5,000 people from around the red woec ewexp it's estimated that the local economy will lose $11 million. the san francisco travel association sent a statement saying naturally we are disappointed by this decision. a short term cancellation will have an impact on hotels, restaurants, retail stores, and attractions. the president and ceo of hotel council of san francisco says
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this isn't the first time he's seen a last minute cancellation. >> when hotels don't have people staying in them, it impacts the community around them. taxis, restaurants, businesses and stores. >> reporter: the oasis grill is just across the street from the convention center. >> when a convention cancels it impacts our business big time. >> reporter: not everyone is pulling out. the rsa cyber security conference will draw 42,000 people. they confirmed. the news of the report about other events has naturally raised questions and concerns from our community whether the rsa conference will take place or be edcanc. el cheduled. however late this afternoon, ibm declared they'll not attend the rsa conference next week. in san francisco, don ford, kpix 5. new at 5:00, a new federal indictment has been handed down against embattled singer r. kelly. it adds a new sexual assault
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victim not mentioned in the original case. according to the indictment, the victim met him when she was 14 years old in 1998 and he's accused of abusing her while she was under 18. the hearing for that arraignment hasn't yet been scheduled. an update on a hit and run in san francisco. police say they've identified the driver that struck 3 people. a 62-year-old is charged can felony hit and run. police don't believe drugs or alcohol were factors in a crash. he hit a pedestrian in the mission district, then drove into the sidewalk and struck 2 more people as they got off the bus. those victims remain in critical condition. new information about a sexual assault case that happened nearly 15 years ago at a mountain view hotel. we now know dna helped track
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the man responsible in mexico. van overton was arrested this week and extradited back to santa clara county. detectives discovered dna from a case from 1997 out of albuquerque that matched dna recovered from the hotel in mountain view. >> it feels really good to have closure on the case since i was the original detective back in 2004 that worked the case. i spent many hours with the victim in this case and i was really hopeful the dna would match to a known suspect. >> the victim who was 42 at the time says a man ombr oke hanin assaulted her before getting away. overton is now being held without bail. still ahead on kpix 5 and streaming on cbsn bay area, new details about a public memorial for nba legend kobe bryant. >> coming up, why not everyone will be able to attend the event paying respect to victims of the deadly helicopter crash. >> and why prince harry and his
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wife meghan markle visited northern california this week. >> this is a case that should be about evidence. not emotion or feeling, and it's not a popularity content. >> and closing arguments continue in the sexual assault trial of disgraced movie mogul harvey weinstein. how soon we could see a verdict. >> and mother nature cleared out all the low gray clouds in timevalentine's day, and now there's a warm up for the weekend. more oorn that coming up. tom steyer: listen, every democrat running for president
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i'm ken bastida at the live news desk. take you up to downtown sacramento right now. that's pete buttigieg. the presidential hopeful is addressing a crowd right now. he was in san francisco a few hours ago. had some pretty strong showings in iowa and new hampshire earlier this week. he's been polling single digits though here in the golden state. according to a uc berkeley poll recently, bernie sanders has a more sizable lead. about 26 percent of likely voters. and buttigieg is polling about 7 percent currently, and he's
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speaking in sacramento right now. let's listen in. >> we are for delivering health care to everybody. medicare for all who want it, and making sure there's no such thing as itan unthat we bring just as tention, ju asuch enne, and justch muas many resources to dealing with mental health and addiction as we do to physical medical issues in this country. >> i mentioned that buttigieg was in san francisco earlier. he met with some protesters mobilizing outside of his fundraiser at the lgbtq center for the arts here in the city. their goal they said was to educate buttigieg on quote the priorities of real san francisco citizens rather than
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campaign donors. a spokesperson said pete will always advocate for citizens that are left out and don't leave communities behind. that's what pete did as mayor and what he'd do as president. at d k,i'm thke'sn bastida, back to you. there's still a lot to uncover after wrongly convicted ricky davis wareleased from prison. >> here's the latest. >> reporter: this man, 51-year-old michael arrested tuesday in placer n,ee county on a warrant. he's said to be 1 of 3 young men who was with the victim's daughter at a nearby park the night her mother's nightmare unfolded july 7th, 1985. >> essentially did what 13-year-olds sometimes do. she lied to her mother and said she was going to spend the night at someone else's house, but she was really going to meet these 3 boys. >> reporter: we now know michael green was an oak ridge
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high school student and a minor at the time. they confirmed the same michael green is now in custody. >> i can tell you that autumn used the name michael green as being one of the individuals she was with that that night. >> she and autumn were staying at ricky davis' mother's house in july of 1985. she's never spoken to the media about what happened. >> thank you for coming by. >> reporter: in 2019, the sacramento county district ey atto me's crnriand identified michae green as a new suspect. the first case of its kind in california history. >> without investigative genetic genealogy, we would not be here today. >> just glad to be out. >> reporter: thursday a inntd dgjue dismissed all charges against him. out just in time for valentine's day with his family. >> i missed this beautiful
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country. the trees, the fresh air, everything. we're learning more of the details planned for the memorial for kobe bryant and his daughter. there's a memorial planned at staples center on february 24th. starting today fans can register for tickets which range in price from $24 up to $224. proceeds will be donated to the bryant family's mamba sports foundation. >> they deserve it. both gigi, kobe, all others that passed away. it's a great thing to celebrate. >> it's still unclear how many fans will get into the memorial. staples center can hold up to 20,000 people, but the bryant family hasn't announced how many of the seats will go to the general public. prince harry and meghan markle made a surprise visit to
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the bay area. the couple slipped onto stanford's campus tuesday and reportedly met with professors and the university's president for several hours to brainstorm ideas for a charitable entity. it's unclear what the focus of the charity would be. last month the couple announced they were stepping away from their duties as senior members of the royal family. and the attorney known for caresenting a porn star in a seaiagpresident was convicted today of trying to extort nike. michael avenatti was found guilty on all counts related to his attempt to extort $25 million from the sports giant. he threatened to publish alleged evidence that nike bribed amateur basketball players and their families unless nike paid him. his lawyers say he was just doing honest negotiations and they plan to appeal. harvey weinstein's rape trial in new york is wrapping up. prosecutors presented their closing arguments today and the case goes to the jury next
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week. >> the fate of accused rapist harvey weinstein will soon be in the hands of the jury. during closing arguments, prosecutors said the former movie producer saw his alleged victims as disposabanle d pected them to come forward. attorney gloria allred represents one of his accusers. >> i have confidence the prosecution has presented the best possible case. >> reporter: weinstein is charged with raping a n in a hotel room in march of 2013 and forcibly performing a sex act on a woman in 2006. the defense claimed all sexual encounters were consensual, and urging the jurors to use what the defense attorney called new york common sense. she argued the prosecution failed to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. >> we feel good about where we are. this is a case that should be about evidence. it shouldn't be about emotion or feelings, and it's not a
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popularity contest. >> reporter: during the weeks long trial, weinstein chose not to testify in his own defense. he faces possible life in prison if convicted. >> jury deliberations are expected to begin tuesday following the president's day holiday. darren peck is in the weather center with our valentine's forecast. pretty nice day out there, darren. >> i say so. we got rid of all the clouds, kept it pretty warm. whatever your plans are for this evening, maybe bring a light sweater or jacket, but it will be a beautiful night to be outside. let me show you why i can say that about the temperatures. the highs just came in for the day. a lot of mid-60s on here. san francisco and fremont only made it to 60, and half moon bay on the coast in the mid-50s. so pretty much right on the mark for average for this time of year if you're on the bay area and coast. but inland locations were just a little warmer than average today meaning we have a really nice night coming our way. tomorrow we'll warm up a little
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more. the daytime highs for tomorrow, san jose in the low to mid-60s this afternoon, tomorrow it's 68 for the daytime high. so it gets a little warmer inland for the afternoon on saturday. and in addition to a little bit warmer for saturday, the other thing i want to point out is you're going to see a nice little blanket of clouds by the late afternoon. saturday first half of the day is sunny, but in the afternoon the clouds fill back in, it's from a weak storm to the north that unfortunately won't get far enough south to bring us rain. if we look at whether it's actually going to rain, it's not until sunday morning. maybe in mendecino county there's a drop e 2re n ofof r lets you know the system passing through will have some clouds, and that's about it. it will be a bit breezy on monday, but doesn't look like we'll need a wind advisory out of it. no real significant issues.
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we keep the daytime highs really nice and no rain. more coming up in the next half hour. back to you. >> i feel like i went from being scared to now just trying to like spread awareness. >> coming up, students at a florida high school reflect back on how their lives have changed since a deadly school shooting 2 years ago.
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heavy hearts in florida today. it marks 2 years since a gunman
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shot and killed 17 people at stoneman douglas high school in parkland. members of the community have declared february 14th a day of service and love where students and staff give back to their schools. they held a moment of silence for the victims who lost their lives that day. >> i feel better rather staying here than being home. >> we have to continue to safeguard this community and continue to heal together. >> the suspect was 19 at the time of the shooting. he confessed and faces the death penalty if convicted. the department of justice is dropping an investigation into a frequent target of president trump. former fbi deputy director andrew mccabe. there was a report that found he lied about sharing information with a newspaper reporter for an article about an investigation into the clinton foundation. mccabe say he's relieved but it
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bloomberg: i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message. you're watching kpix news at 5:30. right now on apx news, look at it is at 5:30. >> the district attorney's charge to teen suspects with murdering two boys in union city. the suspects were sorting dominance over union city street gang. the victims were killed at an elementary school around 1:30 in the morning back in november. san francisco mayor london breed said in light on her
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relationship with former public works director mohammed. he is now indicted on corruption charges. the mayor says they were close friends and even dated at one point. she also wants excepted a $5000 gift from him to help ask her car. i had at 6:00, why that revolution is prompting calls for her to resign. there's over the coronavirus impacting san francisco's convention business. the annual global marketing summit scheduled for the musk on the center has been canceled. others are pulling out of the rsa conference. retailers giving a state law the runaround with bottles and cans recycling centers shattered around the state. >> retailers are supposed to pick up the slack, but the reality is far from it. kpix 5 news's andre nakano went under cover to reveal companies blakeney and lori the law. >> reporter:


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