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i am tara moriarty live in burlingame where the mother of a man shot and killed by police is now speaking out and she is disputing police claims. i will tell you what she had to say coming up. >> flipped over car in the south bay with some unusual circumstances. we will explain. >> well, temperatures yesterday on the coast and bay actually warmed up. inland they cooled down. what about today? we will have that coming right up. >> also we have new information about a major egg recall. and the number of people sickened right here in the bay area. the morning news continues. >> complete bay area news
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coverage -- [ inaudible ] >> -- this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning. thank you for joining us, it is wednesday, august 18th. i am pam cook. >> and good morning, i am dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. here is steve. >> all right, thank you very much, pam and dave. we do have cloudy skies but the low clouds have lifted so it is not the fog that has been t down on the deck and the lows much warmer, upper 50s to even 60. so once it burns off temperatures 60s, 70s and 80s but it does look like a rather breezy windy day. here is sal. >> all right. this morning's commute is okay on 80 westbound heading out to the macarthur maze with no major problems. also no problems getting into san francisco. but there is a motorcycle accident at the corner of brotherhoodway, a very busy intersection. they are sending a lot of responses. could involve a police officer. this is brotherhoodway off 280 freeway. we will tell you more coming
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up. 6:01. police officers say they had no choice but to shoot and kill a young burlingame man but this morning his mother is disputing the police report. tara moriarty is in that neighborhood where that shooting occurred and she has the latest on the investigation. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. gladis says she wishes she never would have made that 911 call. the mother of the man shot and killed by police is now saying that her son would be alive if she had not. now monday night around 8:30 she says she called police in desperation. her son suffered from mental illness and had been drinking she says and refusing to take his medication. she called a social worker earlier in the day to see if he could be placed on psychiatric hold but was advised to call authorities. now when police arrived at the house they say he would not cooperate with them. they used a taser on him but he
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continued to lung at police with a knife, that is when they shot and killed him outside the house. gladys however, tells a much different story. she says her son did not have a weapon and the two officers should never have shot him. the district attorney's office as well as the police department are launching an vision. meanwhile those two officers or on paid leave. we are waiting to speak with gladys herself this morning coming up later in the show. live in burr link gym, tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >> san jose police are investigating two stabbings to see if they are connected. the first one happened last night at payne avenue and south winchester boulevard. police say a 17-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were stabbed in the parking lot of a fooft food restaurant. for 1 victim the injuries are life-threatening. an hour later a 34-year-old san jose man was stabbed and he is expected to survive. police believe the attacks are gang related. the investigation continues. it is eviction day for the
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san francisco dance club where a man was killed last month. the lease for jelly's was terminated after 39-year-old lee farley of richmond was shot to death outside the club. police say it started with an argument inside the club bull jelly's is denying that. attorneys for the club says they will continue operating despite the eviction notice. the issue is expected to end up in court. >> 6:03. sheriff's officials used a taser on a man who say they resisted arrest inside a courtroom. angel was jailed yesterday on theft related charges but as deputies were taking him into custody there was a struggle and a taser was used to subdue him. he is now facing extra charges of resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer. an autopsy will be performed they on an unidentified northern california man found dead while vaxing in hawaii. the body of the 38-year-old man was found in his hotel room.
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his six-year-old son was in that same room but he was not hurt. police say there is no sign of foul play. >> a marin county resident could face severe penalties for the cutting of several trees at mac near's beach. the resident, whose name is not being made public, could be charged with vandalism and trespassing in connection with the cutting of the trees. a neighbor called sheriff's deputies after hearing investigators were looking for whoever cut branches without a permit. they could also reassess the property value of that home because the view improved av the trees were cut. >> police in venetia say daytime burglaries are on the rise. four homes burglarized last month. the latest on monday afternoon on west 14th street. witnesses say they saw a small gray suv near this house around 2:00. now the other burglaries happened on cambridge drive, casa grande street and cooper drive. all between 10:00 and 3:00.
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>> today chp officers are conducting the second part of a crack down on drivers using cell phones. 900 drivers were cited during the first day of the campaign last week. today officers will for the only pull over people talking or texting. they say drivers will also be stopped for simply looking at their phones. violations include a fine of 20 dollars for the first offense, 50 dollars for convictions after that. s a saul pointed out earlier, its not really a 20 dollar ticket. >> it adds up. >> more like 100 dollars. right, sal? >> yeah, it more like 100 dollars, if it is your second could be up to 250 dollars. >> bottom line it is dangerous anyway. >> what if you are looking at your ipod? you know what? they can cite you for that too. >> -- road. >> -- unsafe. let's take a look at -- yeah, you can put off that metallic a song for a little
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bit. the westbound bay bridge toll plaza, that traffic looks okay into san francisco. in san francisco at the corner of brotherhood there is an accident involving a police motorcycle and a pedestrian there. moving along to san francisco north and southbound 101 traffic is okay on the freeways here that includes 101 and 280. in the south bay, southbound 880 still clearing up an accident there. 6:06. here is steve. >> sal, thank you very much. and some changes today. the interesting -- just received a tweet from over at lake merced. foggy, cold yesterday. windy then the sun came out today from lake merced you can see mt. tam. the first time in a long time. it is also on the mild side. two temperatures in san francisco at 58 for the longest time they have been 52 at this time. low to the north right there coming in along the boardser triggered thunderstorm activity
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and has ushered in much cooler temperatures aloft. that low is just the first of what looks to pe three between now and sunday-monday. low clouds, then sun ian breezy. 60s, 70s to right at 80. mt. tam is nine degrees cooler than they were 24 hours ago. they are at 62. yesterday low 70s and then you had mill valley and tiberon at 52, well, the spread is much different today, san enselmo 55. vallejo crockett 58, process santon 48. water temperatures have warmed up. 50 ukia, 57 sacramento, still a delta breeze but even down to l.a. and san diego temperatures have warmed up. a strong system coming down from the gulf of alaska is going to play into our weather. today after the low clouds burn off sunny and breezy. more of an onshore wind today. tomorrow slightly warmer in advance of that system coming and quill will pick up the wind machine on the weekend. low clouds sunny and breezy but
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at least not that fog on the deck for many. sonoma county airport says fog but other than that everyone says cloudy. 60s, 70s and 80s for many, still a decent sea breeze towards the delta. a breezy day, warmer thursday then a partly sunny mostly sunny but cool and breezy weekend. >> 6:08. officials in santa clara county now report dozens of salmonella poisoning cases connected to a massive egg recall. more than 200 million eggs produced in iowa but sold all over the country are being recalled. they were districted under 13 brands including safeway's lucerne al birth son's and ralphs a spokesperson tells us they pulled the eggs in question this weekend. >> any customers who may have that product in their refrigerator is asked to please discard it or fell free to return it back to one of our
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stores for a full refund. >> so far 250 people all over the state of california have been hospitalized, including 38 in santa clara county. we are trying to get numbers from other bay area counties to tell you about. common symptoms of salmonella poisoning typically include diarrhea, fever and cramps, to find out if your eggs are involved in this recall check the product code on the carton. the eggs have the plant numbers 1026, 14 13, and 1946. those eggs have a sell by date from may 16th to august 13th. with posted all that information on our channel 2 website for you. the precautions you should take before eating and even handling eggs, find that on our website under the right now section. >> the american idol audition lines are much shorter this morning. we will take you out there
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live. here is a picture of at&t park in san francisco just a handful of people are witnessing there to get wristbands today. yesterday though thousands waited in line for hours. the next batch of wristbands will by handed out in just about an hour, the actual auditions begin tomorrow. >> 6:10. a bay area fire chief is on the hot seat. we will tell you what critics accuse him of doing. >> president obama is out again on the campaign trail trying to help democratic candidates, i will show you why he is facing increasing scent simple coming up.
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well good morning tow. welcome back. time now 6:13. this sinking u.s. economy is really taking its toll on the president's popularity. alison burns is live with the result of a new pole. good morning alison. >> reporter: good morning to you, dave. that's right, americans are giving president obama his lowest marks yet on handling the economy. 56% now disapprove of the job he is doing. today he will try to turn that around. here is he arriving last night in columbus. in a few hours he will sit down with a family around their kitchen table and talk about how his policies have helped create jobs. a message he has been echoing on the stump for democratic candidates but republicans say his policies have killed jobs and will hurt his parties in november. >> many democrats have taken
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tough votes to support a stimulus that frankly has not created jobs that many american people were hoping for. >> reporter: but republicans are not fairing any better, in fact the polls show democrats are slightly more popular than republicans. live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> well, some scientists are disputessic the government's claims about the amount of oil that remains in the gulf of mexico from the bp oil spill. they released this video 40 miles south of panama city, florida. it shows droplets of oil floating in the water. they say they believe as much as 80% of the oil still lurks below the surface that contradicts the government's claims half of the leaked oil has either been collected or dissolved. there has been a shake up within the san francisco police department. two high ranking officer have been demoted. the president of the police officers association says assistant chief kevin cashman
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and investigations commander john loftis were moated by the chief. both have ties to the crime lab where a former technician is accused of stealing drugs. both have more than 20 year, experience with the department. >> 6:15, alameda's fire chief is under fire, accused of gassing up his personal cars and having the city pay for it. david cap already, who earns more than $195,000 a year cass caught on camera filling up his bmw convertic and his honda pickup truck at the so i's gas pump. some firefighters took those photos thenceforwarded them to the mayor, who called cap already for an explanation. cap already says the free gasoline is part of the deal he made with the then city manager when he signed on as fire chief in 2007. >> 6:16 is the time. let's check back in with sal.
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>> first of all let's go out to the live pictures. san francisco, 101 and 280 looking good. just off 280 near brotherhood way there is a crash involving a pedestrian and a motorcycle with paramedics and fire department on the scene. also this morning's commute 880 north and southbound that traffic looks nice passing the coliseum. if you are driving on san jose freeway system anytime soon should be nice. a couple of minor issues northbound 85 just after saratoga or just before saratoga cleaning up a minor crash there. the rest of the freeway looks good. the new crash just reported westbound 580 east of 680, and it is in dublin. 6:17. here is steve. >> sal. >> es. >> you said it was so clear this morning -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- yeah, yeah -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- first time in a long time the fog has lifted so it is clear this morning. clear in that there is not the
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fog right down on the ground compared to what we had yesterday and the last couple of days. there are, though, cloudy skies above. the low clouds have lifted and temperatures are in the mild category. everything associated with that system right there spinning right up in the oregon area and tailing across northern california. so temperatures today now at the coast clear yesterday. the coast is clear. that was yesterday. santa rosa 77, we will go 75 today. 65 in thee city. there is too much of a west wind today. walnut creek from 83 we will go 79. oakland hit 70. we will go 68. san jose from 76 to 74. mt. tam is nine degrees cooler. the cool air aloft is in there. that will start to wipe out the fog. look at the lows, upper 50s, menlo park atthere ton 57, 58 pleasanton, that low goes through and another stronger system on tap for the weekend so slightly warmer tomorrow. today is kind of a push, 60s, 70s, low 80s, rather breezy plussery, the weekend looks on
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the cool side. today after the low clouds sunny and breezy but at least we don't have that foggy drizzly stuff we had yesterday, 60s, 70s and low 80s inland. the biggest drop in temperatures are those away from the coast. a cool and breezy weekend as temperatures stay be low average pam and dave. >> back berry's new smart phone the torch is not setting the world on fire. just 150,000 of the touch screen phones that have a slide out keyboard sold during the first weekend of sales. compares to $1.7 million iphones sold in its first weekend. they both sell for $200 with at&t service contract but amazon and mobile phone outlets have already cut the price to just $100. americans continue to pay down their debts. the federal reserve bank of new york reports total consumer debt was 11.7 trillion at the end of last june, down 1.5% from what we owed at the end of march. consumer debt hit a record high in september 2008 but has dropped 6.5% since then.
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analysts say if the economy continues to grow slowly americans are spending less and saving more. >> talk show host dr. laura plans to give up her radio show when her contract expires in december. last week she gave an on air apology for repeatedly using the n word on the air. general motors and motel 6 were among the sponsors who withdrew their sponsorship from her show. she says she plans to expand her work into other venues where she won't have to worry about sponsors pulling their support. she has been on the radio more than 30 years. >> 6:20 is the time. if you have been vaccinated by this medical foundation get ready to roll up your sleeve again. the foundation has notified almost 3000 patients that vaccines given out between jan are and june at care centers in san francisco as well as centers in sonoma, marin and lake counties. some of the vaccines were
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stored at the wrong temperature. the foundation says the original vaccines were not harmful but may not be effective. >> 6:20. some say it may be despicable to claim you received an award for military service but should you have the right to do it. >> accusations are flying after someone destroyed campaign signs that story up next. >> traffic moving well to the macarthur maze but trouble in san francisco. more about that coming up. >> so, ah, your seat good?
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got the mirrors all adjusted? you can see everything ok? just stay off the freeways, all right? i don't want you going out on those yet. and leave your phone in your purse, i don't want you texting. >> daddy... ok! ok, here you go. be careful. >> thanks dad. >> and call me--but not while you're driving.
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we knew this day was coming. that's why we bought a subaru. ♪[ music ] >> bay area bridges looking pretty good. it looks like we have the bay bridge, richmond bridge, golden gate bridge looking good and even though that is the east shore freeway i can tell you the san mateo bridge traffic does indeed look good. back to the desk. >> the first lawsuit connected to last february ear deadly crash of a light plane near the palo alto airport has been filed. he was one of three passengers on board that deadly crash. they are suing his co-worker douglas born, who owned and was
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flying that plane. the suit claimsly was negligent and should not have taken off in heavy fog. the family of the other victim may still file a similar lawsuit. well, hearing loss is on the rise among teenagers in the united states. a new study fins that 1-5, 12 to 19-year-olds have some trouble hearing, up significantly from 30 years ago. it hasn't been proven yet but some doctors suggest that listening to loud music through ear buds is to blame. they are urging teenagers to turn down the volume on their music players. a federal appeals court says a law that makes it a crime to lou about receiving military medals is unconstitutional. they sided with a southern california man agreeing the law violates free speech. two of the three justices there is no evidence that falsely claiming to receive a medal from the u.s. military is harmful. the u.s. attorney's office in l.a. is considering whether to
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appeal. >> vandalism allegations have stirred up controversy in a city council race in san jose. councilwoman madison ngyuen n is running for eelection in district seven. min wong is looking to unseat her. someone tore down the signs. she showed us a text message she received she says indicates foul play. >> madison your volunteers or you have placed signs on my latino supporters. these signs will be removed tonight. >> there was a harm ms heat of the moment message that was sent out and my opponent took advantage of it and spin it off in the wrong way trying to convey herself as the victim in all of this. >>min n wong denies any wrongdoing and says it referred to signs at specific holes. police are still considering whether to launch an investigation. >> 6:26. people are being warned avoid
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the water at two popular beaches in montgomery county. advisory notices have been posted at lover's point beach and the montgomery municipal beach. officials say samples of ocean water taken on monday have unsafe levels of bacteria. all other beaches are open without any restrictions. san francisco's public school district is preparing to send letters out to parents as well as students about the importance of getting immune zized to advise them students not acnated against whooping cough could be banned from school for three weeks if an outbreak should occur. the health department is allowed to keep children not vaccinated out of school if there is an outbreak and other students back at risk. time now 6:27. coming up next on the ktvu morning news, if you chat and you drive, there is a warning for you, coming up in a live report. >> i am tara moriarty live in burlingame where a mother
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[ bell rings ] >> there it is right on top. the opening bell. we will let you know what wall street looks to do today. a flat opening, the numbers starting to head slightly lower, cass tore financial celebrating its listing on the new york today and target reports a second quarter profit of almost 14.5%. also on cost cutting similar to wal-mart's report yesterday. a lot of the retailers did do major cost cutting in order to
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improve their -- [ inaudible ] >> -- reports so we will look to the retailers today to see how that happens but again the is a live look at the stock exchange. >> all right. we will smile and say good morning to you, thank you for joining us here on the ktvu morning news, wednesday, august the 18th. i am dave clark. >> good morning. i am pam cook. time now is 6:30. the d.a. is investigating an officer involved shooting in burlingame now that the mother of the victim is disputing the police reports. tara moriarty is in the neighborhood where the shooting took place with the latest information. good morning, tara rrp good morning, pam. if it weren't for a 911 call the mother of a man shot and killed by police say her son might still be a alive. a small memorial has grown outside the family's home on myrtle road. monday night around 8:30 glad g
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ladyscalled police in desperation. when the officers arrived they say he would not cooperate and they used a taser and him but he continued to lung at them with a knife. that is when they shot and killed him. his mother tells a different story. she says her son did not have a weapon and they should not have shot and kimed him. the investigation continues and the officers have befn placed on leave. the uncle says the police were well-informed of his medical condition. we are live in burlingame. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> 6:32. oakland police want to know who owned the gun used in an accident al shooting that killed a teenager. 15-year-old martel good win accidently shot himself monday
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night at the home of an aunt. this happened in front of his 13 year old brother, who was not hurt. police say that gun did tot be long to his aunt. the boy's mother says she doesn't know how her sons got ahold of that gun. >> she just don't know if it is loaded or not and i don't feel anyone should have a loaded gun around the house. >> now yesterday family members and friends gathered on the football field of emery high school remembering him. he just had his 15th birthday this past saturday. he was supposed to begin the 10th grade this 340. >> this morning the chp is launching a second wave of its crack down on drivers using cell phones illegally. jade hernandez is in oakland with this new campaign. >> reporter: good morning. the california hands free cell phone law took effect a couple of years ago in 2008 put the chp says it is time to crack down on drivers ignoring the law. joining us this morning is trent cross with the chp, thank you for joining us this
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morning. is this a case of defiance and com plabsy from drivers? >> we would like to think it is more com plansy and remind them about the about the dangers of distract driving. >> talk about what drivers are looking for this morning. >> our officers are out there and taking a zero tolerance approach to anyone violating the law. you are not paying attention to your driving which could cause you to hit a pedestrian or motorcyclist or bicyclist and which we want to keep these roads safe and save lives here. >> last week they were busy and
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issued quite a few citations. >> we issued more than 900 citations across the area which is kind of a disappointing number, so we are hoping today people will get the point, get the message and the number won't be as high and hopefully from this day forward we can get people back into the mode of just driving and not trying toous a cell phone or any other type of distraction while driving. >> okay understand and thank you so much, trent cross with the chp joining us this morning. for a first offense it is 20 dollars, for a second offense is is 50 dollars. but of course if you go through all of the court costs, sometimes that can reach up to $200. now for all those drivers out on the road i am sure they want to know what kind of traffic on tack ills they face this morning to let's toss this to sal castaneda in the traffic center, sal. >> all right. we do have some traffic problems here in san francisco. our news chopper 2 has just arrived and i want to tell our chopper that we are live. she may not know that, so erica
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we are live on the air now looking at an accident, a pedestrian was hit, apparently right near here by a police cruiser, a port motorcycle, near on brotherhood way. quite an extensive police investigation going on here. and let me just do this again. ask her to pull out, will you? can you pull out erica? i want to see a wider shot, please? all right. this is a look at the scene. i am just trying to figure out if they have this area closed off. and indeed they do. you can see that the street is closed here. at the very least one lane is closed for the police investigation. the person injured has already been taken to the hospital. the bay bridge toll plaza westbound up to the toll plaza middle of the parking lot not a big delay into san francisco. this morning on 880 north and southbound that traffic is moving along very well. 6:36 now.
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here is steve. >> sal, thank you. good morning to you all. look at the visibility. seriously, i mean the fog right down here yesterday you could barely see your hand in front of your face has lifted up around 1500, 2 now feet and i am getting reports of i can see today. i can see out there this morning. reports from the city, from mt. tam. you can see mt. diablo, a low cloud deck. 1500 up to 2000 feet. there is also cool conditions in the higher elevations mt. tam and some of the others have dropped 10 degrees. so temperatures today inland upper 70s, low 80s, on the coast 60s, bay 70s, so low clouds, sunny breezy and windy. temperatures the coast cleared yesterday and temperatures warmed up. san francisco and oakland had decent weather finally.
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the reason i am cooling it down is because more of a west wind. it will take the edge off some of the temperatures so santa rosa yesterday down three, 77, to 74, the city 64, san jose from 76 to 74. there is mount attach. 62. yesterday they were 71. that is a big drop. san enselmo 55 to pleasanton's 58. the lows have come up a good 5- 7 degrees san francisco two observations of 58. usually they are 42 the last couple of weeks. 60s up in the mountains, temperatures on the desert in the 80s, even southern california warming up, l.a., san diego, that is a heat wave compared to the summer they have had. those are the current temperatures. that low moves in and you can see a little band of that starting to move in, that is going to enhance some of that wind later on. after that goes through tomorrow does look warmer. not a lot. a very strong system digs down in for a rather significant cooling trend. i think it will be more wind than anything else towards the
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weekend. so low clouds then sunny breezy to windy. cool for some, mild to warm. might actually feel warm towards the cost. yet inland fairfield has gusts to 30 right now so upper 70s low 80s inland areas. a lot of breeze in the forecast. and a lot of wind and cooler temperatures as we heads toward the weekend. >> thank you, steve. 6:38 is the time. the verdict is in but rob blagojevich's legal battle is not over. we are going to tell you about the one vote that made all of the difference in the corruption trial of the former governor. >> also look at this. if you don't know what this symbol means you will want to stick around. here is a hint. it is a very important safety warning in your car. >> good morning. traffic is going to be effected here in san francisco's sunset neighborhood by a motorcycle accident involving police. we will tell you more coming up. ..with a bose premium sound system. and an ultra-view sunroof designed to let more summer time in.
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>> a motorcycle officer hit a pedestrian on brotherhood way. one of the eastbound lanes is blocked coming away from the lake toward the neighborhood. right now there is not a big
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traffic jam. we are finding out that the pedestrian suffered injuries was -- actually the pedestrian suffered a protect in leg. the officer was not hurt. 6:42. back to the desk. >> sal. thank you. here is a quick look at some of the other top stories we are following for you right now at 6:42. a new pole is out that gives the president the lowest marks yet on his handling of the u.s. economy. the pole says just 41% of those surveyed approve of his performance, down from 44% from earlier. the jelly's cluck lows was revoked and they are being evictimmed. a man died while on vacation in hawaii. his body was found inside a hotel room but there is no sign
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of foul play. >> former governor rob black mag says he plans to appeal after being convicted of just one count in his corruption trial. the jury was deadlocked on 23 other counts. sandra endo is in washington to tell us why that the legal battle is not over yet. >> reporter: well, pam, it is certainly not over yet because let me break it down for you, 24 counts, 14 days. a jury finally came to the conclusion this convict the former governor for only one count. he says he is still fighting. former illinois governor rob black bag with just one vote shy of being found guilty for trying to sell president barack obama's old senate seat of the out of 24 counts the only charge that stuck, lying to the fbi. >> every charge except for one, they could not prove that i did anything wrong, that i did break -- that i did break any laws, except for one nebulous charge from five years ago. >> reporter: after 14 days of
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deliberation the jury could not come to an agreement on the more serious charges which could have put him in prison for 20 years or more. instead the maximum prison he faces is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. >> we did everything in our power, some people feel we were cheating the taxpayers or wasting the government's time but we all agreed there was nothing else we could have done. we have gone through things four, five times expressed our views were ri that have vowed to retry the case but he is not backing down. >> because this fight is a lot bigger than just me and my family this, a is fight for the freedom we as americans enjoy, the right to be able to be innocent -- the right to be able to do your job and to not be lied about so we are going to continue the fight. >> reporter: he declares this
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ash pa victory but his legal troubles aren't over yet. the next court date set for next week. sandra endo, dave, back to you. >> 6:45. the red cross wants your help this morning trying to save an oakland toddler that has a rare form of cancer. a blood drive is being held right now for two-year-old lilah klein pat the downtown oakland ymca. two months ago she was diagnosed with stage four cancer of the nerve cells. these are live pictures. our cameras are set up outside as we speak. the red cross is hoping to get 120 donors for little lilah. the child has already had several chemotherapy sessions and blood transfusions she is going to need more plod to continue her treatments. today's plod drive will continue until 12:30 this afternoon. >> a new survey shows many drivers may not recognize an
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important safety warning. this symbol is the warning sign that lights up when one or more of your tires is 25% be low the recommended pressure. >> sal knows everything about your commute. how are we doing out there? >> we are doing okay. there is a back up there. no major problems. also no major problems this morning driving on 880 north and southbound near the coliseum. we have been locking at the south bay commute. we have not shown a lot going on. the traffic is moving along very well on 280, 880 and 101. they have even cleared up that accident on southbound 880. they have actually cancelled e the sig alert now for that area. here is steve. >> thank you, sal.
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good morning to you all. changes today. how so? high fog. the last couple of days-weeks it has been foggy drizzly. now the low clouds have lifted. significantly cooler temperatures in the higher elevations but at the surface mild conditions all osocietied with that low. that has kind of pushed in low clouds well inland. it has been a noticeably cooler summer but what everyone us talking about, at least a lot of people, the old water cooler conversations, the air quality and the visibility is unbelievable. you can see forever. the air quality has been great. the fire danger is low. your air-conditioning bill is low and your water bill as well. the negatives are those tomatoes are having a hard time and the -- [ inaudible ] >> -- san francisco 58. now i mean i.e.,-i think the
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last three mornings, three weeks i should say, the low pat this time has been about 52. that is a huge jump. 58. so very mild conditions. the water temperatures have actually come up. sea surface temperatures mid to upper 50s. 59, 62, then 65. yesterday was 66. just a little bit more of a west wind. inland we will take the biggest drops in the temperatures. that is what happened yesterday. 60s, 70s, upper 70s to low 80s. mt. tam is 11 degrees cooler today than yesterday at this time. this is a huge drop. that cool air is moving in. the temperatures at the surface mid-50s, upper 50s, menlo park atthere ton 57, please son tan 58, tahoe 61. ukia 53. southern california temperatures are warming up. those are the current temperatures, usually in the 50s, now mid to upper 60s, so a mild pattern at the surface, a cool pattern aloft associated with that low is going to increase the low clouds and fog but also going to give as windy day later on. tomorrow we will get a slight
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little change. it will be a little warmer in advance of a system on its way for the weekend that looks dynamic. by that i mean cool and windy at least for this time of year. low clouds, sunny, breezy, windy, cool for some mild to warm for others. there is not that much of a spread. you don't see that very often. warmer weather tomorrow then here comes your kind of blustery cool weekend as that system develops to the north. >> 6:49 is the time. today levi strauss lawblged a new global brand in china. the san francisco based clothing maker's new line is for young consumers in emerging markets starting with china, south korea and singapore. the brand already has a large following in chna, some prices top $100 a pair, the new jeans will sell for less than $60 a
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pair. here is a live look at the big board, the dow jones down 64 points to 10,341. the nasdaq and s&p 500 also down a little bit that followed good gains yesterday though and some dips overnight in asia and this morning in your. decent numbers coming in though this morning. target's second quarter profit up. deer third quarter profit up. so we do have earnings reports coming in helping things out a bit but as you can see dow down almost 74 points now. if you are planning on doing a lot of traveling you might want to consider jet blue's travel special. tickets must be purchased by friday and the any flight tickets are valid only between september 7th and october 6th. >> got it. time now 6:51. the kids love them and you can
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find a lot of them here in the bay area but find out more about those bounce houses that were found to have a serious safety hazard next. >> plus fantasia making big plans what could be in store for the pop singer.
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our time is now 6:54. let's check in with tori to see
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what is coming up on mornings on 2. >> good morning. coming up in minutes the mother of a young man shot and killed by police witnessed the shooting and she disputes the police's story about what happened. details in a live report. jade hernandez is riding along with chp officers to learn more about the second 65 of a major crack down, explaining why they are looking for drivers doing something else besides just texas iting or talking on a hand-held phone. bear sitings are soaring in the lack tahoe area this summer. we will find out how many bear calls are coming in each day and the reason for the increase. those stories and more on mornings on 2. now back to you and the morning news. >> two of the companies sued now over the high levels of lead found in their houses for children are based here in the east bay. oakland sear for environmental health tested 28 bounce houses
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and all but one of them had lead levels above the seat and federal limits. that prompted jerry brown to see one of the companies. one of them says it has already removed the questionable ones. after leer failed suicide attempt former american idol singer fantasia is getting back together with her married ex- boyfriend. the website radar on says fantasia and an twain cook are back as a couple. they are supposedly making wedding plans once he gets a divorce. the former american idol's life took a dramatic turn when cook unexpectedly ended their relationship but one day after she got out of the hospital fantasia and cook seemed to have reconnected. >> coming up on 7:00. let's check back i win sal. news copper 2 is over the toll plaza. how does it look? >> just for you and dave. >> thank you. >> a pretty picture of the bay bridge toll plaza from news chopper 2 starting on the wide
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shot there and showing us what it looks like. you can see the traffic here is going to be backed up -- i would say if you are counting in line the length of two songs or one version of dazed and confused eight minutes or so, maybe a little less. no problems on the upper deck of the bay bridge. this is san francisco northbound 101 as you approach the 80 split. the traffic looks nice. northbound 280 traffic also moving well. that earlier accident we had at brotherhood way has been completely cleared. here is steve. >> sal, that was good. low clouds over us but higher low clouds today. not the fog right down on the deck, temperatures 50s to riot at 60. so low clouds, sunny, breezy to windy. 60s, 70s to upper 70s and low 80s inland. 60 san jose 60 oakland- berkeley, san francisco 58. the longest time they have been 52. that is a big jump. that low to the north has
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picked up some of that low cloudiness, worn's it bushes off sunny and breezy, cool for some, maybe warm for oaring's, yesterday decent temperatures on the coast, 60s, 70s, upper 70s and low 80s, a cool pattern for august. slightly warmer tomorrow then more fog but also a cool and plusthery weekend pam and dave. >> thank you, steve. coming up on 7:00. we just want to let you know a couple of stories we are following for mornings on 2. there is something going on in oakland right now. we want to take you where they are trying to save the life of a toddler. and we will have more details on that coming up. >> there is a blood drive underway, plus we are getting new information about the bay area cases of salmonella that is connected to eggs. stay exactly where you are. mornings on 2 is up next. send comments to captions by terry james, caption colorado, llc.
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