tv KTVU Morning News Early Edition FOX January 12, 2012 5:00am-6:00am PST
. a car burst into flames overnight, what police say may have been a factor in that crash. dozens of parents camped out overnight in their cars outside a santa clara elementary school, we will tell you what they are doing and how long they have been here. a shocking accusation against u.s. marines that prompted outrage, we will tell you what they are doing. this is ktvu channel 2 news. good morning, thank you for joining us, it is thursday january 12th, i am pam cook. >> let's check your weather and traffic, here is steve. we have some fog on the
coast, 20s and 30s and 40s, lots of hazy sunshine but we have changes coming up and here is sal. good morning, traffic is moving well on southbound 101 heat indicessing to 580 with no major problems and no major problems if you are driving on the richmond bridge heading towards the sunole grade. we begin with breaking news, police are investigating a deadly stabbing. tara moriarty is on the scene of south and market area, tara? >> reporter: well, inspectors arrived a little more than half hour ago and they are confirming it is a stabbing. inspectors were taking pictures from the homicide unit a short time ago. now there is some blood on the street, some medical gloves left over from paramedics.
they have been gathering evidence since 2:45 this morning that is when the stabbing happened. crews transported the victim to the hospital which is where he died. he had a single stab wound just below the turn familiar. -- stern number. police tell me the next step is for homicide to get down and question the witnesses, and you can see homicide detectives are still on the scene processing what the police first on the scene arrived and they are going over the evidence and we should have some more information about how this all unfolded. live in san francisco, tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. happening now in collar, parents are camping out in the bitter cold in a rush to enroll
their kids in a popular school. claudine wong is live outside the school where dozens of parents have been all night, good morning claudine. >> reporter: this apparently is the school to be and this is the annual tradition of camping out overnight. they started lining up and it is empty now because if we pan over to the street you will see along line of cars sitting along this street and a sign that tells parents they can't park in the school parking lot because staff needs to get in later. parents decided when they were kicked off of property overnight they would go in their cars so they wouldn't freeze and it's very cold. we think there are 40 people plus and this is car number one, car number two, they came together at 1:30 and they want kindergarteners in the school and we spoke to parents about
how this all works. >> we could stay in the school grounds until midnight and afterwards we had to come to the sidewalk so we have to have this nice and close. >> so you stayed in your car warm and toasty overnight? >> not quite warm and toasty but -- >> reporter: you turned the car on every now and then to warm up? >> yes. >> reporter: it has been cold and along night for them. we have seen a couple more parents showing up because it is getting closer to registration time which is 9:00 this morning and they are looking for the end of the line because the long line of cars and there is a system in place. there is 120 spots we are told and there is sibling priority. so if somebody has a child in that school they will be able to get in there first so it has widdled down to 60 and this is where the end of the line will
be. live in santa clara, claudine wong ktvu channel 2 news. claudine, before you go just to clarify, what is the big problem, are there too many kids for this district or is this, this school is better than other schools? >> certainly they want to be near and they want this neighborhood school. really i asked where the next school was and they said they would have to go across montague and it is still walkable and it's not even that far but it is about being part of this community and being in this neighborhood and that's really important to them. it is a first come first serve basis and it is not just based on where you live. a livermore teacher is in jail accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy. she is a math teacher at the high school.
he is a former student and the relationship began through text messages and social networking sites. her arrangement is to tomorrow. one driver was critically injured in san mateo it happened late last night north of the 102 connector. a speeding car flipped over and burst into flames. the chp then closed all of the northbound lanes of 101 as the helicopter landed at the crash scene, the young man who was driving is being treated this morning. no other cars were involved. friends and family of the missing girl plan to search for her today. darlene was last seen tuesday morning. her family believes she took bart to oakland and sent a text to her friend at 10:30 that morning but has not been seen
since. she has an olive complex and her family -- complexion and her family says she suffers from an anxiety disorder. it appears to show four u.s. marines in afghanistan urinating on the bodies of taliban fighters. coming up, a live report from the washington d.c. newsroom, a reaction to the u.s. marine corp and from the muslim community. also they are challenging a report, lack of progress, they told the los angeles times called the national intelligence estimate called the corruption with taliban fighters based in pakistan are all undermining u.s. progress. at least three top military officials disagreed with that report. 5:07 is the time i want to
check in with sal on traffic, sal? hello, we are off to a nice start when it comes to checking in on the freeway, it looks good, heading out to the san mateo bridge no major problems, bay bridge no problems, westbound traffic looks good heading into san francisco. also the commute on northbound 280 heading up to 17, that traffic looks good, let's go to steve. so next week is going to rain, right? well it was sure looking like it but not until the end of next week. no doubt about it will start to -- no doubt about it, it will start to cool down and there is plenty going on but finally some things changing but it will not be for us for a while.
december as you know, very dry. first two weeks of january, very dry. we will start to see a cool down as we head to sunday monday. i think next friday or saturday, it looks extremely bullish. so we have a lot of time too fine tune that and everybody is online with the whole pattern changing. fog is look the -- along the coast and there is an east wind in some of the upper elevations and that's a real benefit. it is warm in some places and also anybody with the benefit of that east wind can warmup. but it is cold out there, san rafael down to 32, 35 redwood city and san jose 38. it might eject sunday and probably is will stay south and
until then everything will stay to the north. the fog on that coast will temper a little bit. cold mornings, patchy and breezy to windy in the east bay hills. some mid-to upper 60s, lower 60s or 50s over to the west. it will be a nice day for many though. breezy and warm on friday, no issues for the 49ers game and cooler we will carry that into monday. we have another spare the air alert and that means wood burning is banned and this is the 14th time since november 1 we had a spare the air alert. a confrontation on a bus, find out about what happened with a passenger in southern california. what are they planning to
taking place. we understand mitt romney has not arrived just yet but we are in grear south carolina. everybody is waiting for mitt romney and all of the presidential candidates are fanning out ahead of the primary on january 1st. with many of the rivals, many are attacking him on radio television and it's considered a make or break for some of those candidates. newt gingrich in his words, he said it will be armageddon. some disturbing cell phone video, it shows a los angeles county sheriff's deputy elbowing an unrulely bus passenger in the face. now passengers called 911 to report the female passenger after they say she tried to attack another passenger. a sheriff's spokesperson said the woman has several previous
convictions for assaulting a police officer and she is now on a 72 hour psychiatric hold and no word if the deputy will face any charges. very shocking, u.s. marines heard peace talks in afghanistan this weekend. in our washington d.c. newsroom, there is reaction coming into this, allison? >> reporter: they are headed to afghanistan this weekend to try to advance peace talks with the taliban and this morning, a taliban spokesperson is quoted as saying the video will not harm that effort. we still don't know who was in the video or when it was taken but it appears to show u.s. marines urinating on dead taliban fighters. we are blurted out, a lot of them jokes, have a nice day buddy, it has prompted outrage
and islamic relations condemned them saying it is a violation of our military regulations and national laws prohibiting this. they are truly disturbed by the video and a full investigation is underway. we have reached out to some local members of congress to try to get their reaction and hope to have it here for you this morning. reporting live from washington d.c., allison burns ktvu channel 2 news. well the air force is cutting more civilian jobs, including some at air force traffic base. eight are being removed and last year eight civilian jobs at traffics represents 14,000 jobs being ill eliminated by the air force to reduce
expenses. they are declaring natalee hollaway dead and she was last seen during a class trip to aruba. her father is asking a probate judge to declare her dead. today is the last chance for somebody to come forward and say she is alive. joran van der sloot will be sentenced for killing a pure roofian want -- a peru woman. he told the court he was sorry for killing stephanie flores and they are asking the court to sentence him to 30 years in prison. he was once responsible for testing the new foundation of the bay bridge and he wants his job back. he was fired after being accused of fabricating test data. the sacramento bee accuses him
of can having child pornography on his computer and improperly reporting over time. he reports he must be -- the report says he must be reinstated next month. we just talked about the bay bridge, pam, right now traffic looks good in contra costa county coming up to the willow pass grade. we are off to a nice start with no major issues here. also the morning commute looks good and the morning commute looks good on the stand itself. northbound 101 and 280 looking good and 285 looks good heading up to highway 17. no major problems if you are heading to the peninsular. we have cold conditions out there, we have a little bit of fog on the coast. a quiet sunday and things will start changing but today 20s
and 30s, we are waiting for the whole pattern to change by this time next week we will have something to talk about. all signs point towards a change and as we head into today and into saturday, what we see is what we get. transitions will start monday and transition day will be around thursday friday. it does look very promising for rain and we have a little ways to go which is promising. 78 in santa cruz. freezing for san rafael, concord livermore, not far away low 30s. 39 at mop pet. 37 at the oakland airport. lows spinning and we will keep an eye on that as the system deepens it will bring us partly
cloudy skies sunday and monday and we will focus on getting some rain in here but today, tomorrow and saturday, otherwise sunny and mild dry pattern and a little bit of wind kicking up its heels in the higher elevations. another mild warm day, san rafael 63, 64 hayward. temperatures continue to warm up for some, especially towards south bay, mild for some, warm for others, a little cooler by the beaches. no problems or issues for the 49er game and we will carry that into monday. nearly all of the european markets are up in early trading, investors are responding to successful bond auction where it sold more than double its borrowing. unfortunately it came after the asian markets were closed.
all the markets slipped when china reported its consumer prices grew more than 4% last year and that raises doubts about how china will ease its current monetary policy. coming up, future point to a lower opening but we have weekly jobless numbers coming in and that will send our market in a direction and we'll see what happens with those reports. chevron is warning their second quarter will be significantly lower than third quarter. they are working on refining fuels and it will roughly break even. chevron is also scheduled to report earnings in two weeks. pam, now 5:21, butler describes being rescued from the waters during a movie shoot. >> suddenly, waves came out of nowhere. >> reporter: he said the reports were not an action and
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mid-60s for many. a pretty close call, that is how gerard butler describes his ordeal after shooting a movie at mavericks. he talks about the mishap on a british talk show. >> this wave came and it was about 30 feet high and dived in and it took me and i was under and i was thinking, -- i ripped my leash and there was nothing to pull me up and i was just tumbling and i am thinking, all right i need to get up -- >> the 42-year-old actor was held under water when a giant set of waves rolled in. a jetski was able to rescue him. he was shaken but not hurt. the community college is trying to find the thieves that
stole 47 laptops from its nursing program. these help simulate real life situations for the students. it happened some time over the semester break. they were taken from two heavy carts which were also stolen. >> we can assume somebody had a key or was willing to hide inside until everybody left. >> investigators believe more than one person was involved in this theft. police have been checking webs sites like craigslist trying to track down those computers. the professional networking website signed a new lease for one montgomery tower. they say the new lease gives them better access to the type of workers they want. it is the second one to sign a big lease in san francisco since the new year started. developing news, new information on that deadly
stabbing in the south of market area and we will take you to the scene. and in livermore, a teacher is accused of having sex with a student and how the two communicated coming up, we will have more. and you will not need candle sticks for this week's big game at candle stick. we will tell you more about the morning commute and the bay area weather coming up, stay tuned.
. well, good morning, it is thursday january 12th, i am dave clark. >> time now is almost 5:30, steve paulsen, how is everybody dressed this morning? it's cold out there but later it will be mild to warm and we will have sunshine later on but it is cold now and there is a little bit of fog on the coast. whoops, i should have shown you the temperatures, they will be in the 60s, here is sal. good morning, traffic is moving along nicely on highway 4 getting up to the willow pass grade, no major problems heading out to the grade and over the hill and looking also at the commute in san francisco a long northbound 101. candle stick all the way to the 80 split looks good. let's go back to the desk. we begin with developing news from san francisco, right now police are investigating a deadly stabbing which happened a few hours ago in the south of
market area. tara moriarty is on the scene and tells us what is happening this morning, tara? >> reporter: well, good morning, it looks like police are just removing the crime scene tape and this scene will no longer be an active one but we are getting a better idea of what unfolded here. we understand the victim was with his girlfriend and she fell asleep so police are not sure what she saw but she had a loaded syringe of heroin on her. the victim was a 30-year-old man who suffered a stab wound and the stabbing happened just before 3:00 this morning and within an hour the victim was transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead. investigators have been taking pictures and gathering evidence since they arrived and just a couple of minutes ago they went inside a liquor store and the owner arrived and allowed police to view some
surveillance video to see if they can find anything. we are on market and it is a bunch of single occupancy hotels and they do have some witnesses including the girlfriend which they will try to get some information from her and we will release some more information as soon as the details become available to us. i am tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. time now 5:31 a livermore teacher is in jail a day after being accused of having sex with a former student. kraig debro is outside the school and i know you are waiting to talk to parents about this, right kraig? >> reporter: that's right, the livermore police and students and staff are shocked by the news if they are just hearing it for the first time. on the other hand people probably have more information than we already know right now.
livermore police arrested marie johnson here yesterday at her livermore home and it came with an execution of a search warrant at her home. she had intercourse and oral sex with a boy under the age of 15. it took place in her car and other locations within the city of livermore. she teaches algebra and science. she pursued her victim on facebook and by instant messaging. johnson is in jail on $8.5 million bond and we are trying to figure out if this victim was a student here at the high school. reporting live in livermore, kraig debro ktvu channel 2 news. time now 5:33 a petition to turn clayton valley high school into a charter school. the board of education unanimously approved charter status for three years.
now the approval has conditions, many of which has to be met by march. if everything goes according to the plan, the charter conversion will take affect next fall. the campuses are about to become smoke-free. the school plans on banning smoking on all of its campuses within the next two years. it will also apply to chewing tobacco and tobacco sales and there is still no word on how the school will deal with violaters. the search is underway for a 13-year-old girl missing from san jose. she may be held against her will by her 19-year-old boyfriend. he is from stockton and he and the girl may be in stockton or ukiah. now the suspect's vehicle is described as a gold two door car with the license plate 5 h- b-x-544. revealing very disturbing
new details in the case of joseph naso. yesterday the lead investigators testified that naso kept a rape journal to tee tail sexual assaults and rapes over a 30 year period. they will determine if naso will stand trial. he is accused of killing four women including two from the bay area. pg&e says all systems are go for saturday's big 49er playoff game at candle stick park. they have run several comprehensive tests to make sure there will not be another embarrassing power outage during the game. if you remember last month it went dark twice during the game and power is still a concern even though the new orleans saints game starts during the day at 1:30 in the afternoon. bars across the area are getting ready to cash in on the
game with the saints at candle stick. some expect to do record- breaking business with the fans coming in from new orleans. >> you can't forget the denver fans. a lot of them will not be able to wear their colors against the new england patriots and that's because the broncos are running out of jerseys and finding a tim tebow jersey is impossible. they stopped making jerseys because of a distribute with the nfl. this football jersey shortage is hitting the denver area hard annex month, nike will take over -- and next month nike will take over as the official jersey of the nfl. >> i still have my new jersey pin. i am middle aged so i don't wear it. let's look at the commute and traffic is moving along well as you drive on the
richmond bridge in and out and traffic is looking good and by the camera moving the way it does, i can tell our engineer joe johnson has the controls. in and out of marin county, what a good commute, thank you, joe. let's move along on 80 westbound, no major problems, traffic is looking good as you drive out to the mcarthur maze. we are looking at the south bay, northbound 280 and yesterday in san jose and los gatos and cupertino, we had a little bit of a busier commute. we get used to good things fast and yesterday it was like it was in 2011 which means it was slow getting into the valley. let's go to steve. it's good to know steve is away. we have some fog on the coast cooler and seeing a northeast breeze or easterly breeze, which means later on,
oakland will be warm and there is a little bit of a component of on shore with some of that fog coming back which was not the case yesterday. 24 and 28 at ukiah, near sonoma has been another cold one and we will go 58 to 70 here later on. enjoy these next few days because everything changes sunday and monday. it will spin its wheels, slow and stop, but a stronger system coming in on sunday may lift and until then it will hang out down there. timing is always tough, shall thursday through saturday everything is fine and what we had over the last few weeks will carry into saturday. rain will move south as we head into next week and the question is i think people are jumping the gun but i think rain will
be later probably around next friday or saturday, still eight days away but it looks promising. there is our fog on the coast which was not the case yesterday. a lot of 30s around, san rafael 32 and 27 oakland airport. livermore 34. systems continue to slice into northern nevada and we have that light breeze and i think we'll see a breezy pattern starting tomorrow maybe into saturday and that's it but it is dry. cold morningings cold and it tends to show up on the east bay hills. santa rosa will go 67, 64 vallejo, 67 san rafael, 64 and 07 in santa cruz, in gilroy they were over 68. 66 fremont and temperatures mid- 60s so more of the same,
parksly cool and cloudy sunday and monday. this is a picture of a funnel cloud which tore through rutherford county yesterday. it tore through homes and tore down power lines. emergency crews rescued people trapped in the rubble. emergency crews plan to assess the damage this morning. they are finally coming to california's north coast. they will open to commercial crab fishermen. the start was pushed back because the crabs were too small. south of mendocino they have pulled in as many as 7 million pounds since starting in late november. it has been two years since the devastating earthquake in haiti, why for some of the victims life has not been better since that day. the republican presidential candidates are now descending
. good morning. mostly clear, some fog on the coast, it will still be sunny mild to warm with mid-60s all over the place. good morning, here is a quick look at some of the top stories we are following. we are following developing news from san francisco. right now police are investigating a deadly stabbing that happened south of market area. the victim is a 30-year-old man
and this is the victim's first homicide of 2012. we are watching alive situation, hundreds of parents -- a live situation, hundreds of parents want to make sure their children get enrolled in this very popular school. registration begins at 9:00 this morning. and a controversial video where u.s. marines are urinating on taliban fighters -- dead taliban fighters. this could intensify anti- american sentiments around the world. it ravaged the small island nation the 7.0 quake killed 3 million people and left 1.5 homeless. -- 1.5 million homeless and hundreds of thousands are still living in tent camps. >> i see no difference, nothing
has changed, we have the same problem. >> foreign aid has yet to be distributed but the president of port au prince is planning on redown willing effort -- redoubling efforts to help. they have a big decision to make and they have been allowed to go right near wall street but they cannot set up tents. they were kicked out of the park back in november but since then, they have been sleeping in various churches in new york city. the occupied movement has spent a lot of money keeping them fed and now they are looking into whether they are truly occupied protesters or whether they belong in homeless shelters.
oakland developer went to the lottery commission. he was one of the brown's strongest political backers during his days as mayor of oakland. he became a hero to many when he guarded his row ton der building with a shotgun during a confrontation with occupied demonstrators. they are accusing them of animal abuse. the calm passing over killing filed a lawsuit against the hatch are yous quest -- hatcheries and he said the video sensationalized chicks with natural birth defects. and they are keep being an eye on the salmon population. because of the lack of rain, many salmon are having trouble making it to the tributaries
where they spawn. recreational fishermen know how to release the endangered fish if they catch one. he attended fundraisers and we are going to talk about that but first we want to take you live this morning to south carolina, a little picture out of daniel island, you can see jon huntsman is hoping for a good showing on january 21st and he is talking with voters. he came in third and is suspected one or two of the remaining candidates could drop out if they don't do well. we want to take you live while jon huntsman is speaking. and he attended three fundraisers in his home town of chicago. he tells us he needs their help
one more time for his reelection build and he gives us his campaign message of change. >> change is a decision we made, it was unpopular at the time to go in and help the auto industry retool, prevent its collapse, even when we had a lot of folks who said we should just let detroit go bankrupt... >> now after attending the fundraisers in chicago, he stopped by his old house and new numbers released this morning show the reelection campaign raised $68 million in the final three months of last year. time now 5:48:49ers are getting ready for the game. many restaurants and bars expect a huge weekend when those saints come marching into
town. the marina district bar is getting ready for big numbers of out of town visitors. >> it is sad for the local 49ers fans and new orleans will take over this bar in a few days. >> the crab shack is getting ready to host fans and they want to make sure 49ers are welcome too. they want to make sure you watch channel 2 for all of the he is site being -- exciting game day features and we will have a special game day show called return to glory. the kickoff is set for 1:30 and you can catch it live at candle stick. . we have been watching
everything and just as aside note if you are going -- a side note, if you are going to the game you can commute or take the shuttle buses that muny provides or you can watch it on television. let's go out and look at what we have, northbound 101 looks good approaching the split and it looks good all the way from candle stick all the way to the split with no major delays. it is nice in oakland, and the morning drive is going to be okay so far in san jose los gatos, saratoga and if you don't like slow traffic on 95, now is the time to go because it looks good from 87 to 280. lots of 20s and 30s, it is cold out there. there is a little different pattern and some fog has come back. it is just cold, 26 to 46, by
noon mostly sunny and some fog will be hanging out by the coast. 58 to 70 and maybe cooler by the beaches. upper 60s and high pressure will continue to hold its ground for three days. and just like december, thursday friday and saturday will be similar and after that things start to change. i am not buying into the wednesday system, 20th and 21st looks good and it looks like a pattern beginning to develop. 26 in marin county and that's at the department of public works and that's the coldest i can fine, sonoma 29, los gatos 32 and palo alto all at 32 as
well. 22 for napa, santa rosa 20s and 30s as well. 27 oakland and 25 redwood city and including san jose. this low will sit here until sunday and it may drag across as it moves inland. i think the bigger news will be dropping down from the north to cool us down. thursday friday and saturday, sunny and warm, a little bit of a breeze event, win in the east bay hills, upper 50s and 60s closer to the coast and another mild warm day. livermore, 67, gilroy santa cruz, los gatos also 66 and enjoy the sunshine but things will change after monday, temperatures will be coming down. >> new claims for unemployment insurance grew by 20,000 last week. they filed for first time
jobless benefits and they are expecting the number to go up because of the loss of temporary holiday jobs. also this morning, realty are tracking some kind of foreclosure tracking which fell to a four-year low. there were 188 8,000 and that's the fewest from 2007. time now 552, the danger was right over their heads. that sound too, terrifying moments outside a sacramento high-rise where it seemed like the sky was falling. plus, bringing alcatraz prison back to life on a television screen near you. [ male announcer ] get ready for some deli-style delic-ious-ity:
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fictional story about prisoners who disappeared and what happens to them when they start reappearing now. they started filming and last night they returned for a primary party. they say the short time the production was here, it boosted the area by $3 million. and there is a two hour special for the story right here on k tv u channel 2. coming up on 6:00, let's check in with sal, people are starting to head out. right now we are seeing traffic that is moving along relatively well and if you are driving in san jose, this traffic tends to change around 6:00 and 7:00. also sunole grade traffic looks good as well, let's go back to
pam. a school teacher goes to jail and very serious charges against a teacher in livermore and who is her victim? parents are sleeping outside the school, we will take you there live to find out why. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it.