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what does the future hold for san francisco's sheriff now that he's facing criminal charges? >> we're expecting more about a huge fire in fairfield. the story cancer patient. >> more than six hours before kickoff, an hour and a half before tailgating begins, there are 49ers fans already getting the party started. we'll take you there when mornings on 2 starts now!
good morning, everyone. welcome to mornings on 2. it is saturday, january 14th. >> let's check in with rosemary for a look at the saturday forecast and game day forecast. good morning, rosemary. >> good morning for you! it's another mild one but the mild days are numbered and this morning, very cold out there. if you're out to run errands, maybe headed to the stick to do some partying, make sure you bundle up. we're looking at chilly conditions. afternoon highs going to be widespread 60s across the bay area. but again we've got big changes in store. we'll look at what you can expect for today, your weekend and beyond, coming up. san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi is vowing to stay in office this morning, despite three criminal counts tied to an alleged domestic violence incident involving his wife on new year's eve. the three counts are all misdemeanors, including one count of domestic violence battery, one count of child endangerment, and one count of
dissuading a witness. christien kafton is live now in the city with more on what could be next for san francisco's new sheriff. >> reporter: good morning. ross mirkarimi served here in san francisco's city hall for seven years as a supervisor. she was born in as sheriff a week ago and now the mayor has to decide whether to temporarily suspend him from office as the criminal investigation continues. mirkarimi surrounded himself last night, he was photographed and fingerprinted like any other suspect. he is now out and is facing charges of spousal abuse, child endangerment and dissuading a witness from a new year's eve dispute with his wife. he left the jail last night but is not allowed to go home because of a judge's order bargain him from seeing his wife and young child. his lawyer says he is staying with friends, yesterday before turning himself in mirkarimi with his wife at his side said he plans on fighting the charges against him. >> i believe that these charges
are very unfounded, and we will fight these charges. whether this was utely elected sheriff or any other san francisco resident, this time of behavior is inexcusable, criminal, and will be prosecuted. >> mirkarimi will likely be in court to be charge with the three misdemeanors on tuesday. mayor ed lee has the authority to charge mirkarimi with misconduct and to spend him from office as sheriff. no word if that's what the mayor will do. if that's a route that mayor lee takes, he would need to notify the city's ethics commission 3 file written charges. the office would be filled by the undersheriff. there would be a hearing where he could fight the charges and finally the board of supervisors has to decide whether or not to permanently remove mirkarimi from office. we will continue to follow any you this developments here in san francisco. we're live, christien kafton ktvu channel 2 news. the mayor says -- new york
at ktvu.com we have posted unedited video of the sheriff's briefing. you'll find it on the front page in the video player. we're downing down this afternoon's play offgame! kickoff is about six nfl hours from now but eager 49ers fans are already parked outside candlestick park. after allie rasmus is this morning with some fans who are ready for some football! >> reporter: they're all right parked, already awake. and when we got here at 5:00 this morning, we got all these 49ers fans camped out here would still be sleeping. that is not the case. we are parked outside candlestick park and there's a long line of rv's parked on the side of the road. and people are up, you can see the rv's. they have their lights on.
there's people inside walking around in this neighborhood. and we found some people in a group of 17 friends from the bay area who decided to get the tailgating started early. they told me they tapped their keg at 5 this morning. they all went together and got one of their friends to convince them to let them use their rv. they have a designated driver, deejay. they're all set. they've got their -- everything. they are definitely ready for the game. but we talked to other fans here, some of whom came from far away. we talked to one guy who drove here from southern california. he said he got off work al:30 last night. at any time stop driving until he got here to candlestick park. >> i grew up in fremont. all my life. and i say every season as the niners get to the playoffs i'll go, i'll go. and finally i got to make my promise to myself and go. >> we checked online on
craigslist and stub hub, there are still tickets available. and some of them aren't as outrageously priced as you would expect, given all the fans and all the hype for this playoff game. the prices range from 130 to up to a thousand dollars, depending on where the seats are. the tailgating doesn't officially start in the parking lot until 8:30, but as you can see, some people are already getting the party started. we'll check back with you in about a half hour. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. and the demand for the precious tick sets prompting a warning about counterfeit tickets. police have already confiscated some fake batches. the nfl is urging fans to review their tickets and only deal with reputable vendors such as ticketmaster. the league warns people are at risk if they buy tickets on craigslist and other non- official sources. and today's big game means big business for local manager chance. new orleans saints fans are in the bay area routing on their team and spending plenty of
cash. popular sites include fishermans wharf and the golden gate bridge. a favorite hangout for louisiana transplants is the black magic voodoo lounge. >> the 49ers can drink with us, they can play with us. but i doubt they can drink with us. >> we went to miami to the super bowl, and they ran out of liquor three days in a row. >> the city of san francisco takes in nearly 4 1/2 million dollars in revenue for a regular season game at candlestick park. of course, you can watch the nineers playoff game here on ktvu channel 2, we kick off our coverage at 11:30 this morning, with the return of glory pre- game show. kickoff is at 1:30 this afternoon. and when the game is over, stay tuned of course, for our live point after post-game show. time is 7:07. about two hours from now, a press conference will be held to provide the latest information in a massive fire that ripped through a large office building. fire started before 7 last
night on empire and webster streets near the fairfield civic center. flames engulfed the building and it took firefighters several hours to put it out. no one was injured. the building housed several businesses, including a law office and the offices of the american cancer society. >> with all the patients that we would not be able to help and all the volunteers that helped raise money, for us. that's what i thought about. sorry. >> investigators say the building is destroyed. workers from the american cancer society say they'll tried to find a new office and get back to serving patients. some witnesses say they heard an explosion before the fire broke out but the cause is still under investigation. officials in rio vista are blaming a ruptured pipeline for start this is fire yesterday evening off highway 12. officials and witnesses say flames shot up to 100 feet into the air. firefighters had the flames
contained within a few minutes. no one was hurt. the gas line is privately owned and was already scheduled to be replaced next week. today is another spare the air day. the 15th so far this season, so all indoor and outdoor wood burning is banned. bay area officials say wood smoke is one of biggest causes of pollution this time of year. good morning to you! we've got mostly blue skies, hazy sunshine today. spare the air for your saturday. we've got a nice mild one once again, very calm out there. very cold once again. let's get to where we're seeing chilly numbers. 30 degrees now santa rosa. below freezing in napa. 28 right now. so frosty start there. and inland areas, in the east bay also dealing with very cold weather. livermore 31. 38 in the south bay of san jose. and right around the bay area, 40s for san francisco. upper 30s right around oakland. 34 degrees you're seeing there is at the airport this morning.
so if you have a trip to the airport, just above freezing at the airport and oakland at this time. satellite radar, california still with mostly sunny skies, but today you can see we have active weather to the south. this is the weather to the north that will eventually impact us as earliest tomorrow. so this will continue to sink south into the pacific northwest. we're not going to see any rain out of this first system but we'll see an increase in our onshore flow e meaning low clouds tomorrow morning and for the afternoon, it will be a lot cooler, could be breezy. look here, starting this morning with mostly clear skies. by tonight, right up along the coastline by tomorrow morning, spilling into the bay. we wake up tomorrow morning slightry warmer because of low clouds but in return, for the afternoon, we're going to be anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees below what we see this afternoon. rain will stay to the north. we will remain with mostly sunny skies for sunday afternoon. but in addition to cooler weather we're looking at pretty gusty conditions. the sierra will see a red-flag
warning starting early tomorrow morning lasting through the afternoon, maybe early evening hours. so for today, the better day of the next couple days and into your mlk holiday, monday like what you see for sunday. next week the storm chance looks like right about wednesday increasing thursday, and we could see a few cycles move through, meaning friday into saturday, wet weather a possibility as well. forecasted highs today under dry conditions, 74 petaluma, 64 santa rosa, 62 san rafael. 62 sausalito. into the east bay a good- looking day, 63 oakland, 63 danville and pleasanton. and san jose you're looking at 65. a little further south, a little warmer. los gatos today 66. 66 in gilroy. 68 degrees under mostly sunny into santa cruz. on the peninsula for the afternoon, 62 san bruno. 62 in the city. and if you're headed out to candlestick park, we'll look at that forecast coming up in just ally bit. your extended forecast here, so notice the dropoff.
we are going to definitely fill it by tomorrow, mid to upper 50s in the forecast for the afternoon. partly cloudy skies. breezy, partly cloudy on monday. and temperatures even slightly cooler tuesday, wednesday. and mix of sunshine and clouds and wednesday that possibility for rain over parts -- especially looks like the north bay and then finally signing south true the week. i'm going to update the long- term models and show you what i have coming up in the next report. new developments from italy overnight. the chaos after a cruise ship runs aground killing several people. what went wrong and the search underway for dozens still missing. and a fourth homeless man killed in southern california in just a month. what this time investigators get a big break in the search for a suspect. but first, we want to get a live check of traffic. here's a live look at the toll bay bridge plaza where you can see traffic is flowing on this saturday morning. lot people will be heading into the city today as fans get out, head out to candlestick for the
good morning to you. a live look there across the bay. we've got candlestick in the backdrop. we're got a chilly start with a mild afternoon in store. welcome back. survivors of a deadly ordeal say it reminds them of the titanic. three people are killed and 69 missing after a luxury cruise ship ran aground near italy. the ship was sailing across the sea when it hit a sandbar, ripping 160-foot wide gash in the hull of the ship. 3200 passengers and more than a thousand crewmembers were onboard. while many climbed aboard lifeboats, some had to swim ashore in 20-degree water. two of the survivors are from
the seattle area. standard & poors has downgraded the credit ratings for several eurozone countries. france and austria no longer have their top triple-a status, and italy is now at triple b+. the downgrade denounced yesterday after s&p down gridded the u.s. credit rating to ww last summer. has taken on too many obligations relative to taxes, too many countries cut taxes while increasing spending. it's been a nightmare and it's going to get worse rather than better. >> you're not seeing a lot of panic or explosive volume some the market was very prepared for it. >> the credit downgrades now mean it will be more expensive for those affected countries to borrow money. in his video address, president obama is focusing on american companies keeping manufacturing within our borders. >> as you can see i brought a few things with me for this
week's video. a padlock, pair of boots, a candle, and a pair of socks. we are not having a yard sale, and these products may not appear to have much in common. but they're united by free works. made in america. >> president obama calls american companies keeping jobs here at home in sourcing. this past week he hosted a forum and mr. obama says he is getting ready to introduce new tax proposals to reward companies that keep jobs in the united states. in south carolina today, former arkansas governor mike huckaby is hosting a forum for the republican presidential candidates. this is video of a previous forum last month. today's event will take place in charleston. all the the g.o.p. candidates are set to take part except for texas congressman ron paul. huckaby ran for president in 2008, winning the iowa caucuses. he now hosts his own fox news program. the corruption trial of
john edwards will be delayed because of a life-threatening heart condition. a federal judge disclosed the diagnosis during a status hearing yesterday. the 58-year-old former presidential candidate is expected to have surgery next month. edwards faces six felony and misdemeanor counts surrounding accusations he used almost a million dollars in campaign donations to help hide his pregnant mistress from the public during his 2008 run for the white house. four homeless man have been stabbed to death in orange county within the last few weeks. the latest happened last night behind a carl's jr. restaurant in anaheim. police had detained a man suspected in the killing but they won't say if that man might be responsible for the other stabbings. investigators had indicated the deaths were the work of a serial killer. the hearing in marin county to determine whether there's enough evidence to send an accused serial killer to trial there will continue on tuesday arch the holiday weekend. the hearing for 78-year-old joseph naso started this past week in san rafael.
naso is accused of killing four northern california women starting in 1977. yesterday's court session focused on the crime scenes of the four homicides. naso's former girlfriend also testified from florida via video feed. naso was defend himself and pleaded not guilty. the man accused of sexually assaulting three women in san francisco says he is not guilty. 32-year-old frederick dozier made the plea yesterday in court. he faces more than two dozen charges for three attacks in the city's mission district. he is being held without bail, his next court appearance scheduled for february 23rd. the nation's largest drugstore chain is facing a new lawsuit this morning. a nutritional supplement company based in san diego is accusing walgreens of coupon fraud. they say the drugstore chain wants reimbursement more than half a million dollars worth of coupons supposedly used by
customers but they say they are never used. walgreens denies any wrongdoing. india is threatening to prosecute some of the world's most popular websites, including some in the bay area. the prime minister says he is insulted by some of the images on 21 sites, including google, yahoo and facebook. some of the illustrations show government leaders in compromising positions and pigs running through mecca on holiest city. going approximately facebook say they've removed hateful images that violated their standards. free wi-fi is coming to one city in contra costa county. brentwood is installing wireless network equipment for the downtown and city park areas. the service should be available by the end of next month. it's costing the city about $90,000, but loaders hope it will attract more visitors to the downtown area. a mistake on a national monument honoring martin luther king, jr. what was wrong -- done wrong and what is now being done about it.
b?úxú#ú#ú/ú/ the nation will marc martinez martinez jr. day on monday. and this weekend, the department of interior is promising a quick fix to an error on kings national memorial in washington, d.c. the controversy centers around a quote on the memorial from a speech king once gave. the quote reads, i was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness. critics like poet maya angelou say that quote makes king sound arrogant. what he actually said in his speech was, if you want to say that i was a drum major, that i was a drum major for justice, say i was a drum major for peace. i was a drum major for righteousness. all of the other shallow things will not matter.
it's an important monument, they should be very proud of what they've accomplished so far. but the job isn't done. and they just have to take it a step further and correct what is not correct at this point. >> he was a great leader, so to do that i think should you quote a great leader as though he meant it to be remembered. >> ken salazar says the national park service has 30 days to consult with the king memorial foundation and king family members to find a solution. you can enjoy the bay area's national parks for free this martin luther king holiday weekend. the golden gate national recreation area is wavering all entrance fees in its parks today through monday. park officials are offering a variety of volunteer opportunities in honor of dr. king. the projects include weeding and helping improve wildlife habitat. if you want to pitch in, you can find out more and sign up online. we've listed a link on ktvu.com under the web links section towards the bottom of the page. and it will be a great
weekend to get outside. and one of the last nice weekends we have, rosemary, rain is coming our way into the bay area. >> you're right, it is. we even have notable cooling expected tomorrow. so if you want to be outdoors any time during the weekend, i say today is your day. leave the chores and paperwork for tomorrow. look at the forecast. i'm going to pick it up about sunday morning. this system that's going to bring us the cooler breezy conditions for sunday will bring us morning clouds and then once that gets past, we're pretty much in the clear. this will stay north. take a look here. the storm track finally moving our direction. by wednesday morning here over parts of the north bay, looks like it stays over the north bay until thursday, when it slides south. and then it looks like thursday most of the bay area if not all of us will be getting a little light rain. we're not finish, though. by friday evening here comes another round. that looks like this will swing through the first half of saturday. so finally, going to see some much-needed rain. go, niners for the afternoon! mostly sunny skies, 62 degrees expected and mild conditions.
the winds will be lighted. it will be a gorgeous day. in the 40s right now, sitthin 50s by 10:00. if you're going to be out there early celebrating. so a cold morning. we have a spare the air day once again. wood burning is your primary source of heat, not a good idea. it's against the law. 63 degrees for oakland today. 63 for hayward. mid-60s san jose as well as mountain view. 64 expected in the north bay. your extended forecast here, we are going to be cooling it back, and little rain come wednesday. more rain by thursday. >> thank you. in ohio man is in jail after robbing a bank but police did not quite catch him in the act. instead he called 911 and turned himself in. >> >> this happened yesterday in cincinnati. officers say the roner got away with by $2,000 but soon after he made that phone call to 911.
he did not use a weapon during that robbery. time is 7:26. the niners and saints have a big battle brewing today. fans are already arriving this morning. we'll have a live report straight ahead. and san francisco's new sheriff charged with domestic abuse. what this may mean for the future of his career.
it's game day in the city by the bay. the niners just six hours away from kicking off its first playoff game in nearly a decade. and good morning, everyone. welcome back to mornings on 2. >> good morning. 49 fever is sweeping the bay area. today at 1:30 this afternoon, and allie rasmus is among the niners faithful at candlestick park with more on some of the celebrations already underway at 7:30 in the morning. >> reporter: that's right, the faithful have been up since 5 this morning. we're outside candlestick where you can see there's a long line of rv's waiting to get into the parking lot. it doesn't open for tailgating until 8:30 this morning. but you can see there's a lot of people on this street waiting for it all to begin. a half hour ago we saw a big group of people -- [audio not understandable]
we saw a couple twins who have been life long 49ers fans, both 84 years old. and they've been making 49er jewelry and pins for the last 30 years. they're dedicated fans. they told us how excited they are that the 49ers are going to the playoffs again. >> at my age, unfortunately, i thought make you will never see one again. and this is just unbelievable because i really didn't expect it for this year. i thought it will come, but i didn't think so soon. so excited about it. >> we checked online on craigslist and stub hub. there are still tickets available and they're not outrageously priced as you expect. the prices range from 130 to $1,000 depending on the seat. but the tailgating doesn't start until another hour or so
from now. but you can see now that it's light out, there's a lot of people waiting, waiting for it all to begin. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. of course, you can watch today's game right here on ktvu channel 2. sports director mark will kick on our pre-game coverage at 11:30 this morning, with the return to glory pre- game show. then game time is set for 1:30. when the game is over, stay tuned for our live point after post-game show. santa clara voters will not have a say over the large loan to fund a new 49ers stadium in the south bay. opponents of the 850 million- dollar loan have been collecting signatures to put a referendum on the ballot. but the city attorney says it is too late to reject the proposal. voters approved the entire stadium project by passing a measure in june of 2010. the group behind the petition has not commented on the latest developments. san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi is vowing to stay in office despite three criminal counts in a domestic violence incident involving his wife on
new year's eve. christien kafton is live with more on the charges and what they could mean for the sheriff's political future. >> reporter: ross mirkarimi served here at san francisco's city hall for seven years as a supervisor, he was sworn in here has sheriff less than a week ago. now his political future could be decided on mayor's office. the mayor could decide to suspend him from office as a criminal investigation into his background continues. mirkarimi surrendered himself at his own jail last night and was photographed and fingerprinted lice any other suspect. he is now out facing charges of spousal abuse, child endangerment, and intimidating a witness. all stemming from an alleged new year's eve dispute with his wife. mirkarimi left the jail last nate but is not allowed to go home because of a judge's order barring him from seeing his wife and young child. his lawyer says he is staying with friends. yesterday before turning himself in, mirkarimi vowed to fight the charges against him with his wife at his side.
>> i believe that these charges are very unfounded. and we will fight these charges. >> my family, my husband and my son, this is unbelievable. this is completely wrong. >> mirkarimi will likely be in court to be formally charged with the three misdemeanors on tuesday. mayor lee has the authority to charge mirkarimi with misconduct and suspend him from office. he would need to file written charges. office would be filled by a undersheriff. mirkarimi could fight the charges and the board of supervisors would have to decide whether to permanently remove mirkarimi from offers. we will continue to follow all the developments on this case. oakland mayor quan says she is ready to save her administration. she currently faces two recall
petitions drivers. she attended her first anti- recall rally yesterday and says she has the support of labor groups. opponents say they need to collect 20,000 signatures by may. mater expects at least one of the recalled drivers to go to a vote. hundreds of internal e- mails obtained by ktvu show tensions in oakland during the height of occupy protests. and one message from october said he was confronted by protestors camping at frank ogawa ms.a and one implied they would remove officers by force it they end erred the camp. interim chief jordan received one e-mail from the mother of an oakland officer detailing how her daughter was bombarded with bottles of feces and urine during a confrontation with protestors. another e-mail on washington, d.c. crisis manager recommended oakland apologize for police force against protestors. the mayor's team disagrees. across the bay protestors
with objection pie san francisco are holding a protest in the mission district today to call attention the continuing eviction of renters for condo convention. the group says real estate speculators working for well fashion are line the effort. the protests start at noon today. oakland police are examining whether two sexual assaults in the past week are connected. the first attack happened on january 6 on the 1200 block of market street. the most recent assault occurred thursday night, just a half mile away on the 600 block of 11th street. in both cases the victims were 28-year-old women. they say the assailant carried or pretend today carry a gun and that he is between 16 to 18 years of age. a san francisco restaurant owner remains in critical condition who morning with life- threatening injuries. police say 76-year-old rose chung was attacked with a hammer and knife on thursday night. she had just walked home from one of her restaurants in the sunset district when a man forced his way inside the house. friends dropped by, bringing flowers and offering comfort.
chung's niece told amber lee she is too distraught to talk. >> really sorry about what happened. >> thank you. >> everybody try to see the way the case is -- that's what they've been calling me. >> a second woman delivering food to chung was also attacked. she is now in stable condition. police have increased patrols in that area. san francisco mayor ed lee called the family to offer his support. a union city high school teacher is still in jail this morning accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16- year-old female student. police arrested 38-year-old peter cole on thursday. he is a teacher at james logan high school and the fourth bay area teacher to be arrested this week in four separate cases of alleged sexual misconduct. >> this is not something that is a new phenomenon. but i'm glad that it's more in the media so people can be more aware of it. >> livermore high school math teacher marie johnson was arraigned yesterday and admits she sexually assaulted a male
student and san jose teacher craig command we are was arrested accused of sexually assaulting a student on campus. his attorney says he plans to fight the charges. a san jose school is investigating how two middle school students got ahold of cookies that may have been laced with marijuana. san jose school district officials found two eighth grade girls throwing up at school yelled morning. the school is work to identify the substance in the cookies. posted offices are cutting their hours of operation intent month. most will open 30 minutes to an hour later than they do now. and some will close a half hour earlier. the changes are set to take effect on february 20th. jobs are not expected to be affected. the fate of palo alto's police headquarters will be discussed on tuesday night. it has long been feared that the 41-year-old forest avenue station is vulnerable to a major earthquake. the palo alto city council on tuesday will review a report
identifying problems within the city's infrastructure, including police headquarters and several old fire stations. a castro valley man believers a meteorite landed in his backyard. he toll the hayward review the rock about two inches by four inches long fell wednesday. he says tests show it is a meteorite. the rare space rock sold future as much as $1,000 per gram, which is more valuable than gold. rise and shine! a live look from our roof cam, just a glorious start to the day although might not feel as good out there. it is a chilly start. frigid temperatures reported in areas right around santa rosa, napa, fairfield, into concord, livermore, freezing and subfreezing. a lot like yesterday. 28 for napa. 27 in fairfield. that looks to be some of the cooler spots. 39 hayward. 30s redwood cities. so parts of peninsula chilly. 38 reported in san jose.
few low and mid-40s right around the bay. oakland and san francisco reporting this. spare the air day with all that cool, cool weather out there this morning. a good idea for you to know, that it is illegal to burn in the fireplace unless it's your primary source of heat. the only air locking at unhealthy weather even for sensitive groups is the north bay counties. the rest of us have moderate air quality for today. how about that satellite radar? from up above, book ended by activity to the south of us, to the north of us this is the trough sinking south over the next couple days. not going to bring us any rain initially, but it is going to bring us cooler weather, morning clouds will be back by tomorrow. we've got mostly clear skies through the morning hours. by 3 or 4:00 it looks like eye few high clouds floating up from the south but by tonight, that cloud deck banked up against the coastline will fill into the bay area and tomorrow morning mostly cloudy skies. now on the plus side we'll call it we'll be warmer tomorrow morning. on the minus, we'll be cooler
in the afternoon. so hazy sunshine today, temperatures above normal once again, but this could be the last day. get out and enjoy it! partly cloudy skies, low clouds to the morning hours. afternoon cooling, and no rain just yet. looks like wednesday into thursday our first real shot at getting some rain. forecasted highs for today, 62 expected for san rafael. 62 in berkeley. 63 oakland. 62 in the city. 63 expected in hayward. off to the south, south bay will see an enjoyable day. 65 san jose, mid-60s mountain view. upper 60s santa cruz. low 60s along coast at half moon bay. extended forecast, there it is, big cooldown. from 5 to 10 degrees come sunday. so you're definitely going to feel. that monday just as cool, slightly cooler. tuesday mix of sun and clouds. temperatures ranging the mid to upper 50s into wednesday when we do get our first shot at some rain. looks like the north bay in particular. we'll look at your lunchtime numbers coming up.
let's give you alive look outside. you're looking live at the sunol grade. no major incidents to report on that roadway right now. traffic really is pretty smooth all over the bay area. quite the opposite from yesterday. our car fire shut down part of interstate 880 in san jose during the commute. the crash happened in the northbound lanes just south of montague expressway and at one time north shut down autopsy the northbound lanes on 880, reopened about one hour later. a ferry ride off the coast of newport beach turns in a rescue operation. how about a family of 4 inside a minivan ended up in the water.
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good morning to you! live look outside our doors. mostly sunny skies, a mild afternoon with a marked cooldown for the second half of your weekend. a mother and her two young daughters are recovering from their injuries after a crash on a freeway thursday. officials say a gravel truck rear-ended a bmw with the family inside. leaving the car teetering above 100 foot drop. rescue crews did manage to save the family but the driver of the gravel truck died after his truck plunged down below to a creek. governor jerry brown is defending the high speed rail project after two top officials announce they're stepping down. during a stop in elk grove yesterday the governor said the resignations are not an indication the project is losing support. the plan to build the line linking san francisco and los angeles has generated considerable backlash over rising costs. it is currently estimated at
almost $100 billion. >> we're going to be build but not the stupid. we'll fix things and we'll do the right thing and we're not going to if overboard. >> the ceo of the high speed rail authority announced yesterday he is leaving his job in two months, and the chairman says he is resigning but would remain on that board. four family members recovering this morning after their minivan plunged off a southern california ferry and into the water. happened on the ferry at balboa island yesterday off newport beach. the driver of a mercedes accidentally pressed the accelerator in their car, causing the mercedes to rear end the minivan, sending it into the harbor with the family inside. luckily, a passing ferberman pulled the family to safety. off the coast of alaska a ship on an urgent mission to deliver fuel to nome is almost to its destination. nome is short on supplies, and
the ship is set to deliver 1.3 million gallons of fuel. the coast guard wanted to fuel the -- arrive almost a week ago, but cold weather and icy conditions have held up the mission. joran van der sloot will serve 28 years in prison for the murder of a peruvian woman. three judge panel in lima sentenced him yesterday. he confessed to killing 21-year- old stephany flores two years ago. on her peruvian law he could be eligible for parole after serving half of his sentence. van der sloot remains the prime suspect in the disappearance of american teenager natalee holloway. a terror plot targeting americans in thailand has been foiled. thai officials announced two lebanese men linked to pro eye rain nan hezbollah militants wanted to target americans in bangkok. it's not clear what sort of attack the men may have been plotting. one every men is in custody for questioning but the other is on
the run. iran is blame the u.s. and inning england for the assassination of a scientist. the government has sent diplomat, notes accusing the two western allies of having an obvious role in wednesday's attack. someone about planted a bomb on the car of the scientist, killing him and a bodyguard. the under the circumstances has already denied any involvement. more fallout from the video scandal involving the u.s. marine corps, sag it's appointing a three star general to decide if any disciplinary action should be taken against the snipers appearing to urinate on dead bodies in afghanistan. so far no one has been charged in the case. and in addition to the three star general probe, the naval criminal investigative service or nci circumstances is already conducting its own investigation. two soldiers treated at the va palo alto health care system will receive purple heart awards this afternoon. one medal will be presented to army private jeffrey, a 20-year- old hurt by an explosive device
on november 30th. army private first class will also be recognized. he was wounded by mortar rocket attack and suffered a serious brain injury. what began as a normal school assembly ended with an emotional surprise for two elementary school students in new hampshire. >> we're very, very -- [audio not understandable] >> that special guest was sergeant herbert who came home early from afghanistan to surprise two of his daughters there at school. mom says it was tough to keep that secret from nine-year-old and 95-year-old girls. but it was worth it for their reaction. >> just seeing them run up, it just -- water works! >> what a feeling! >> it is. you really can't explain it. >> the family will spend the next few weeks together.
the sergeant will then travel to california to finish his duty. doctors in india have diagnosed at least a dozen people there with a drug resistant strain of tuberculosis. the news has worried many people in the bay area's indian community. tuberculosis experts say it is an alarming development. >> tb anywhere is tb everywhere. and if we have drug resistance tb one place, there's no question that it's only an airplane ride away from some other place. >> in some cases, those infected with drug resistance tuberculosis have had to live in isolation. it's an airborne disease transmitted through coughing and sneezing. gene hackman is recovering after getting hit by a car. the 81-year-old actor was wide reiding a bicycle yesterday in the florida keys when a truck hit his rear tire.
he was thrown from his bike and was not wearing a helmet at the time. he suffered bumps and browses and was briefly sent to the hospital. a georgia man on kidney dialysis has his nurse to thank for his survival. she donated a kidney to 23-year- old clay who has four children about the same age as clay she bonded with him and they underwent surgery earlier this week. >> but i really am feeling great. it's been -- an amazing experience, and i've been blessed a million times over. >> with the support of her family and just to do without knowing me longer than six weeks i was in the hospital, for her to do that, it was overwhelming. >> the nurse hopes the story will inspire others to do the same. there are more than 80,000 people needing kidney transplants in the u.s. alone. a company is betting
good morning! welcome back to you! we're about 5 hours away from kickoff at candlestick park, and here's a live look outside the stick. a lot of poem are already showing up trying to get in. but employees are turning them away saying they're not going to let people into the area for another half hour.
about 8:30. the game starts at 1:30 and coverage begins at 11:30 this morning. the 49ers have some die-hard fans but there is one notably dedicated follower in the north bay. 80-year-old irwin has attended more consecutive home games than any other fan. his streak began in 1946. he even postponed surgery for a pacemaker so he wouldn't miss the season's monday night game against the pittsburgh steelers. >> the doctor said don't wave your arm or scream a lot, don't jump up and down. >> before we got married he told me the 49ers have been here before you, they'll probably be here after you. >> the couple had planned to go on a caribbean cruise this month, but they rebooked early in the season thinking the niners weren't going to the playoffs. we've been asking to you send us fan photos. we're gotten several into the newsroom of babies and puppies.
this is little charlie decked out in niner gear from head to toe. he awaits the big game. and you can send us your pictures too. under find information at ktvu.com. tim tebow and the broncos take on tom brady and the patriots tonight. and the big game is causing some torn allegiances for jockey underwear. as you may have seen, tim tebow is a spokesman but the company is based in boston home turf for the patriots. >> we're really rooting for our home team to win. so i think our heart is with tom. >> jockey employees could even be seen tebowing yesterday in nature tom brady jerseys ahead of tonight's game. these days rooting against tim tebow almost seems sacrilegious. which may explain a group of salem witches casting a spell against the denver quarterback. the witches are big new england
patriots fans. they even made a tom brady doll to remove any curses on him. he just appeared on the "sports illustrated" cover and some patriot fans worry the cover may jinx him and affect his performance tonight. back to the game here at home, anyone with out of town is getting a treat with the weather we're having, especially for the rain moves in. and rosemary has more details. >> it will be a gorgeous day. the gold and black complete kings coincidence. i'm rooting for the niners! it's a chilly start, frigid numbers especially inland. widespread low and mid-30s, even below freezing in some cases. light winds expected today and our temperatures above normal for this time of year, but it's not going to last. here's your forecast here. by tomorrow morning, we are starting off with low clouds. onshore flow will return tonight to while we sleep it's going to move back in. so we'll have low clouds to start the morning, which means we'll wake up warmer. rain will stay to the north initially.
by wednesday here it is, sloyding all the way down the coast, looks like the north bay will get the better shot on wednesday. thursday we see it move south of the golden gate into monterey. we're already here thursday and not finished yet. friday it saturday more rain on the way. so friday night and then looks like saturday before we clear out. these are long range who else. they're going to change. they're just giving you an idea of the significant changes to come. so for today, very calm and cold this morning. upper 20s, and low 30s inland. low to mid-40s aren't the bay. san francisco, oakland. by noontime feeling good. it's a spare the air day and for the afternoon low 60s for the coast, mid-60s for most of us. a few upper 60s right around santa cruz and parts of south bay. the extended forecast, notable cool down tomorrow could be blustery as well with breezy conditions expected for some. red-flag warning for the sierras very breezy there for tomorrow. monday is similar, maybe even
cooler, first shot at rain on wednesday. back to you. dozens of people missing after a cruise shipwreck off the coast of italy. new video of the ship on its side after it sails into a sandbar. and the countdown continues to kickoff. we'll have a live report coming up from candle particular park as niner fans get ready for the big game! 3q over 200,000 people are hospitalized every year with flu complications. lysol disinfectant spray is approved to kill over 50 germs on surfaces. this includes cold and flu viruses. so we recommend using lysol every day.
the countdown to kickoff is on and some 49ers fans got the party startedder started really early. we'll take to you canned. stick park coming up. and the warning for those trying to get last minute tickets to the playoff game. >> san francisco's new sheriff is facing an uncertain future with criminal charges facing -- face and a total loss, the business destroyed as flames engulf a fairfield office building. good morning to you. welcome to mornings on 2 on this saturday, january 14th. it is game day in san francisco, and let's get a quick check of your weekend forecast with rosemary. good morning, rosemary! >> good morning to you. are you headed out to do some
tailgating? this morning you will be braving the big chill. san francisco in the 40s. and one of the warmer starts, mostly clear skies and cool conditions around the bay. in fact the north by in the upper 20s, low 30s. so a very, very chilly start. most of us within a few degrees of yesterday. napa the only area seeing a bigger decrease, from 5 to 10 degrees chillier. our afternoon sunshine will bring us mild weather once again. we're looking at a spare the air day. we'll talk about that coming up in just a few moments. and then for the second half of the weekend, we're going to be cooling it down. i'm going to break it down for you coming up in just a little bit. we're about five hours from the kickoff of the 49ers' first playoff game in a decade. allie rasmus is live this morning where she found fans up early getting ready for the match-up against the saints. good morning! >> reporter: good morning! tailgating for this game doesn't start until 8:30, no
one is allowed in the parking lot. it's empty until 8:30. so all the fans you see here are just basically killing time p there are a lot of them out here hang around. all these rv's have their doors open, fans are commiserating, being friendly. take a walk and show you this rv here. they've got their food ready. they're just hanging around, waiting for tailgating, for the game to start. inside one of these rv's we met two 84-year-old women. they're twins. they've been 49ers fans their whole lives. >> raised in san francisco. and then we lived in daly city. we were only 10 minutes from the ballpark, and now we're two hours from the ballpark. >> you still come back? >> oh, you better believe it! it's my life. >> these ladies say they were at the last time the -- the 49ers were in the playoffs almost 10 years ago. they're thrilled they getting to again. and there's a die-hard fans they've been making their own 49ers jewelry for the last 30
years. they just showed us. as early as 4:45 this morning we met another fan who drove here from southern california. he says he got off work at 10:30 last night, drove through the night to make it up to canned. stuck park. >> i group in fremont so i've been a niner fan all my life and i say every season i'm going to go to the playoffs. and finally i get to make my promise to myself. >> some fans who didn't want to wait for the parking lot to open tried to start a tailgate out in the middle of the street. they already tapped their keg. there's 19 people in the street there. security though about an hour ago told them they had to leave. so at this point, just a half hour to go until the parking lot opens. then we'll see the rv's and fans pour into the parking lot at candlestick. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. the demand for precious playoff tickets is prompting a
warning about counterfeit tickets. police have confiscated some fake batches and the nfl is urging fans to review their tickets and only deal with reputable vendors sump as ticketmaster. the league is warning people they're at risk if they buy tickets on craigslist and other non-official sites. today's big game does mean big business for some local merchants. new orleans saints fans have come to the bay area to root on their team and it seems they're spending plenty of cash. popular sites include fishermans wharf and the golden gate bridge. a favorite hangout for louisiana transplants is the black magic voodoo lounge. >> the 49ers can drink with us, they can play with us. but i doubt they can drink with us. we went to miami for the super bowl, and they ran out of liquor three days in a row. >> city of san francisco takes an almost 4 million-dollar in revenue for a regular season game at candlestick park.
all week long we've been asking you to send in your 49 fan photos. look at this, william, her future linebacker. he was born last month, and he is already decked out in his niner gear. you can send us yours pictures. you'll find information at ktvu.com. watch tonight's game on channel 2. we kick off our coverage at 11:30 this morning, with the return to glory pre-game show. kickoff is then at 1:30. when the game is over stay tuned for our live point after, post game show. san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi is vowing to stay in office despite being charge if a alleged domestic violence incident involving his wife. christien kafton is live with what is next for the sheriff. >> reporter: ross mirkarimi was sworn in here at city hall less than a week ago as sheriff. and now the mayor has to decide whether to temporarily suspend him from office as the criminal
investigation continues. ross mirkarimi surrendered at his own jail last night, was photographed and fingerprinted. he is now out and facing charges of spousal abuse, child endangment and days staying a witness, all stemming from an alleged new year's eve dispute with his wife. mirkarimi left the jail last newt but is not allowed to go home because of a judge's order barring him from seeing his wife and young child. yesterday before turning himself in, mirkarimi vowed to fight the charges against him. >> believe that these charges are very unfounded, and we will fight these charges. >> when this was the elected sheriff or any other san francisco resident their type of behavior is inexcusable, criminal, and will be prosecuted. >> mirkarimi will likely be in court to be formally charge with the three misdemeanors tuesday. mayor lee has the authority to charge mirkarimi with misconduct and suspend him from office.
the bothered of supervisors could permanently remove him from office. at the very least the uncertainty could make it difficult to recruit top quality candidates to fill open positions at the sheriff's office here in san francisco. mayor ed lee is responding to the charges against mirkarimi in a statement he said -- at ktvu.com we have posted unedited video of the sheriff's briefing. you will find it on the front page in the video player. we have developing news this morning off the coast of tuscany, italy. new video of a cruise ship lying on its starbird side you see here after it hit a sandbar. the crash ripped a 160-foot gash in the hull of the ship and so far at least three
people have been reported dead, 70 others still missing. 3200 passengers and more than a thousand crewmembers were onboard. while many escaped on lifeboats, some passengers swam ashore on their own. two of the survivors are from the seattle area. we are expected to learn more this morning about a massive fire that ripped through a large office building in fairfield. the fire started just before 7:00 last night on empire and webster streets near the fairfield civic center. flames engulfed the building and it took firefighters several hours to put out that fire. no one was hurt, and the building housed several businesses, including a law office and the offices of the american cancer society. >> all the patients that were not going to be able to help and volunteers that raised money for us. that's -- what i thought about. sorry. >> workers from the american cancer society say they will try to find a new office and get back to serving patients.
some witnesses say they heard an explosion right before the fire break out. but the cause is still under investigation. officials in rio vista are blaming ruptured pipeline for start this is fire. it happened around 6 p.m. yesterday evening in an open field off highway 12. officials and witnesses say flames shot up 100 feet into the air. firefighters had the flames contained within minutes and no one was hurt there. the 8-inch gas line is privately owned and was already scheduled to be replaced next week. good morning to you. it's going to be another gorgeous day. giving you a live look, mostly sunny skies, candlestick park going to be a nice day in the low 60s for the big gym. but we've got high pressure in place, calm conditions in store, and a spare the air day across the bay. that's to be aware of for saturday. temperatures outside our door this morning, you'll have to bundle up. 27 degrees and napa, 28 santa rosa. sitting in the 30s in areas
around livermore, san jose 39. oakland airport reporting 35 degrees. upper 30s, low 40s around the city. and 42 degrees right now at sfo. mid-40s in the city of san francisco. the satellite radar, love to look at what is going on here over southern california. a little energy. this really not going to impact us. we are expected to see a few high clouds drift our way out of this. that will be about it. it's to the north where we're watching this system, well north, continuing to sink south over the next day or some we're not going to see any rain tomorrow. but it is going to bring us a transition by tomorrow morning, low clouds in the forecast. so look here. we've got mostly clear skies. by 3 or 4:00, notice the high clouds rolling in while we sleep. we've got these clouds here. the low clouds up against the coast pouring into the bay area some tomorrow morning we're likely to wake up warmer, but for the afternoon with partly cloudy skies and onshore flow, and the system that's going to bring us a little rain over northern california will cool
us down. so sunny skies today, temperatures mild once again, cooler on sunday. we're going to continue that trend for monday. next week the storm track moves through, and we're looking amount a few rounds at -- of rain moving in wednesday, thursday, and perhaps into the first half of weekend. for today, let's enjoy the dry weather. 64 santa rosa. 62 expected san rafael. 63 in oakland. low 60s san francisco. south bay locations another nice day, mid-60s for areas right around san jose, mid-60s los gatos. 68 the forecasted high for santa cruz. the extended forecast, notice a cooldown for tomorrow. and the breezy conditions expected to come with it. monday partly cloudy skies, just as cool. we struggle from there. we're not going to see the 60s any longer, and come wednesday we've got rain in the forecast. back to you. a new development this morning the search for possible serial killer targeting the homeless in southern california. what police are now saying about a suspect in custody.
plus, legal trouble for walgreens. were a southern california company is suing the nation's largest drugstore chain. but first we want to give you a live look outside. here's traffic at the bay bridge incline where it's moving smoothly but it is picking up at this hour. it is chilly. reports of ice on the roadway in santa rosa so keep an eye out this morning. we'll be right back. dad, aiant bee! get it! hang on, pumpkin. aw! bad call, dad! hey, sweetie. guess what, the bees came back and i broke the phone... no, no that was unrelated. you know what, why don't you call it to see if it works? pretty sure it's broken. probably right. looks like we're in new phone territory. when it's on your mind, it's on ebay.
and the celebration is underway for today's big game. a mother and her two young daughters are recovering from their injuries after a sudden crash on a southern california freeway. it happened thursday on highway 101, just north of santa barbara. officials there say a gravel truck rear-ended a bmw. the driver died after his truck crashed into a creek below include a fourth homeless man has been stabbed to death in orange county. the latest attack happened last night behind a carl's jr. restaurant in anaheim. police have detained a man suspected in the killing but they won't say if the individual might be responsible for the other stabbings in the past month. >> several braver individuals from our community were able to pursue the suspect a slight distance, and provide very
critical information to the police department. investigators had indicated the earlier deaths were the work of a serial killer. authorities have been urging homeless people to stick together and report any suspicious activity. the corruption trial of john edwards will be because of a heart condition. the judge disclosed the status yesterday. former presidential candidate is expected to have surgery next month. he faces six felony counts surrounding allegations he used campaign funds to hide his mistress from the public during ace run for the white house. the nation will mark the martin luther king holiday monday, and this within the department of interior is promising a quick fix to an error on king's national memorial in washington, d.c. the controversy centers around a quote on the memorial from the speech dr. king once gave. the quoted reads --
critics say that quote makes king sound arrogant. what dr. king actually said was -- >> it's an important monument. it's a beautiful monument. they should be very proud of what they've accomplished so far. but the job isn't done and they just have to take it a step further and correct what is not correct at this point. >> he was a great leader. so to do that, i think you should quote a great leader as they he meant to be remembered. >> secretary of the interior says the national park service has 30 days to consult with the king memorial foundation and king's family members to find a solution. we're just one week away from the south carolina primary, and so far mitt romney is two for two. but as mike emanuel reports, some conservatives are looking for an alternative candidate to
rally around. >> reporter: campaigning with the help of the popular governor nikki haley, mitt romney spoke of creating jobs in capitalism. >> it is not to say that there's something wrong were the free market system. no it's to hold fast to the system and make it work for the american people. >> a new ad from the romney campaign defended his work at bain capital and portrayed him as a conservative business man. >> mitt romney helped create and ran a company that invested in struggling businesses, grew new ones, and rebuilt old ones creating thousands of jobs. those are the facts. >> newt gingrich continued to hammer his record. >> to question a presidential candidate's claim he created jobs is not to attack capitalism. it's to question a candidate. >> his attacks on room knee received support from the afl- cio. >> there's some evidence the attacks may be having an impact. the last poll has him leading with 28%.
insider advantage has romney with 23%, gingrich 21%, santorum with 14% and paul 13%. the arg poll has -- romney's lead has shrunk to 4.7% over gingrich santorum game romney a pass. >> i don't criticize and i won't criticize his work at bain capital. private equity firms are very important and vital part of the free market system in this country. but that doesn't necessarily mean that you want your boss running for president. >> gingrich called on the -- supporting him to edit the inaccuracies. romney source it's full of falsehoods 3 fabrications. romney said the outside groups should remove wrong information from their ads. mike emanuel, fox news.
president obama is focusing on american companies keeping manufacturing within our borders. >> as you can see, i brought a few things with me for this week's video. a padlock, pair of boots, a candle, a and i air of socks. we are not having a yard sale, and these products may not appear to have much in common. but they are united by three proud words -- made in america. >> president obama calls american companies keeping jobs here at home in sourcing. and this past week he hosted an in sourcing forum. and he says he is getting ready to introduce new tax proposals to reward companies that keep jobs right here in the u.s. the nation's largest drugstore chain is facing a new lawsuit this morning. a nutritional supplement company based in san diego is accusing walgreens coupon fraud saying the chain wants reimbursement for more than half a million dollars worth of coupons supposedly used by
customers. but they say the coupons submitted by walgreens appear to be new and never used. walgreens denies any wrongdoing. children in east contra costa county now have another place to play and there are a few things that make the new playground extra-special. plus, were it's a getaway or a staycation, the parks you won't need to pay to visit this holiday weekend. >> live look at san rafael, sunshine bouncing off the water there. sunny and mild for your afternoon with cold, wet changes on the way! we'll look at your forecast coming up. sweetheart. we need to talk.
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good morning, and welcome back. an exciting day in the city by the bay because we're counting down the 49ers get ready to host the first playoff game in almost a decade. coming up against the saints. this is a live look outside candlestick and you can see the cars that are streaming in to the main parking lot at the stadium. ktvu's allie rasmus is talking with fans all morning and we'll check back with her in five minutes. you can enjoy some national parks for free this martin luther king holiday weekend. that includes yosemite and parks that make up the golden gate national recreation area. all entrance fees are being waived today through monday. and park officials are offering a variety of volunteer opportunities as well in honor of dr. king. the projects include weeding and helping improve wildlife habitats. now if you want to pitch in,
you can sign up on our website, ktvu.com. look for the web links section. eastern contra costa county will unveil its newest playground today. it is located in oakley's crockett park. besides the usual slides there's a braille alphabet display and special features for wheelchair bound or autistic children. the rubon cutting is 10:00 this morning at the park on richard way. talk about good weather, let's get to rosemary. she wants a disclaimer for her outfoyt because you're clearing the niners on. >> go niners! complete poor choice of wardrobe selection for this morning! and i will say, completely coincidental. i don't wear black and gold that often but what are the chances, right? we are very chilly this morning. upper 40s, low 30s around inland. 40s around the bay. spare the air day today. temperatures will be sitting in the mid-50s, low 60s for the lunch hour. if you are heading out to do some tailgate this is morning, low and mid-40s around candlestick and then into the
50s by 10:00. for the afternoon, temperatures will be warm for this time of year. once again. but it will be the last day. get out and enjoy it. your forecast here, partly cloudy skies for tomorrow we will going to wake up with low clouds so that sunshine you're seeing this morning, enjoy it. tomorrow morning we're waking up with lowe clouds, rain will stay north until wednesday. the north bay going to get rain on wednesday. have to wait until thursday before it sinks into monterey. and then another round of rain friday night into saturday. looks like saturday evening we begin to dry out once again. these are long range models some they're going to change just a little bit. but the indication there that we're finally going to see that transition to wet, colder weather and that colder weather starts tomorrow. mid and upper 50s for sunday, monday, tuesday and wednesday. and again, we're looking at some rain come midweek wednesday. back to you. a warning for women in one oakland neighborhood. the sexual assaults police believe could be connected. plus, san francisco's new
sheriff booked on domestic violence charges. a live report on what that could mean for his future in the position. and another live look outside as cars start to roll in at candlestick park. it's niners and saint later today right here on ktvu channel 2 news! you're watching mornings on 2. the word is swapportunity. can i have the definition? swapportunity: the opportunity to swap a higher calorie snack for a yoplait light. can you use it in a sentence? mmm. swapping a 300 calorie donut for this 110 calorie strawberry shortcake is a good swapportunity. that's not a real word. oh haha it's real. [ female announcer ] delicious, creamy, yoplait light. over 30 flavors each around 100 calories. do the swap today.
allie rasmus has been outside candlestick park and joins us live. fans are excited and getting ready for the game. >> reporter: that's right, we're seeing the faithful work, toward the stadium. the parking lot where the tailgating happens just opened up about 10 minutes ago so short time ago we saw a flood of rv's and cars pulling in to get the tailgating on. we've met a lot of 49ers fans here this morning. up until the lot opened there was a long line of rv's parked up and counsel the street basically all around the stadium. people got here as early as midnight, 11:00 last night. they wanted to make sure their cars were the first in the lot to start their tailgating. we met one man who says he has been a life long niners fan even though it's the first time he's ever within to san francisco. we also met 84-year-old twins who designed their own 49ers
jewelry and they were pretty popular out here. a lot of people wanted to come talk to them. they're dressed up identically, 84 years old. and we also met another guy who has been a niners fan his entire life and excited this is the first time he has been to san francisco. >> first time i came up from san diego, and since we didn't make the playoffs here i am! >> but how are you a 49ers fan if you've never set foot in san francisco until now? my family is here. i've got family here! they ride me town in san francisco. that's why i'm here. >> the lot opened just before 8:30. and i can tell you you can already smell some of the barbeques going across the street here you can see it they've got a grill at the church across the street, and there's a long line of cars pulling into the parking lot here at candlestick park. and kickoff starts at 1:30 this afternoon. allie rasmuss ktvu channel 2.
the mayors of san francisco and new orleans made a bet for today. we will send them crab, sourdough bread and beer if we lose. but if the saints lose, they will send see food, king cake, and beer. and here's another one of our 49er fans photos. scott sent us this photo with 49ers legend joe montana. and you can send us your pictures. you'd find the information on our section at ktvu.com. you can watch the nineers playoff game here on ktvu channel 2. our sports director is going to kick off our coverage at 11:30 this morning, about three hours from now, with the return to gloria pre- game show. then kickoff for the game is at 1:30. when the game is over, stay tuned for our live point after post-game show. santa clara voters will not have a say over the large lobe to fund a new 49ers stadium in
the south bay i bay. opponents of the loan have been collecting signatures to put a referendum on the ballot. but the city attorney says it's too late to reject the proposal. voters approved the entire stadium project by passing a measure in june of 20 tennessee. the group behind the petition has not yet commented on the latest developments. san francisco sheriff is ordered to stay away from his wife and son for a week after being booked on three counts tied to an alleged domestic violence incident. christien kafton is live where ross mirkarimi's office and where his future just may be decided. >> reporter: that's right. ross mirkarimi was sworn in less than a week ago. now his future may be decided in the mayor's office here in san francisco where the mayor could decide to temporary is spend him from office as the criminal investigation continues. mirkarimi was photographed and fingerprinted at his jail last night, facing charges of spousal abuse and dissuading a
witness all stemming from an alleged new year's eve dispute with his wife. he left the jail last night but is not allowed to go home because of a judge's order barring him from seeing his wife and child. yesterday before turning himself in, mirkarimi vowed to fight the charges against him. his wife by hiss side. >> he's my family, my husband and my son. this is unbelieveable. this is completely wrong! >> i believe that these charges are very unfounded, and we will fight these charges. >> the d.a. will prosecute and mirkarimi will likely be in court to be formally charged with three misdemeanors on tuesday, mayor lee has the authority to charge mirkarimi with misconduct and suspend him from office. the board of supervisors could vote to permanently remove him fromleast the
uncertainty surrounding his future as sheriff could make it very difficult to recruit top quality candidates to fill vacant positions within the sheriff's office here in san francisco. three young children killed in oakland over the past five month will be honored today at two oakland churches. the tower of faith and acts chump are holing a block party called save our babies. the two events will honor these three children. boeing events are scheduled from 11 to 5. the san francisco restaurant owner remains in critical condition this morning with life-threatening injuries. police say 76-year-old rose chung was attacked with a hammer and a knife on thursday night. she had just walked home from one of her restaurants in the sunset district when a man forced his way into the house. friends have been dropping by bringing flowers and offering
support. chung's niece told amber lee she is too distraught to talk. >> really sorry about what happened. >> everybody tried to see the way this case is really -- >> a second woman delivering food was also attacked and is said to be in stable condition. police have increased patrols in the area. san francisco mayor lee also called the family to offer his support. oakland police are examining whether two sexual assaults in the past week are connected. the first attack happened on january 6 on the 1200 block of market street. most recent assault occurred thursday night, just a half mile away, on the 600 block of 11th street. in both cases, the victims were 28-year-old women. they say assailant carried or pretended to carry a gun and that he is between 16 and 18 years of age. a man accused of sexually assaulting three women in san francisco says he is not guilty. 32-year-old frederickier to made the flee yesterday in court. he faces more than two dozen
charges for three attacks in the city's mission district. dozier is held without bail. his next court appearance is scheduled for february 23rd. a union city high school teacher is in jail this morning accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student. police arrested 38-year-old peterson thursday. he is a teacher at james logan high school. and he is the fourth bay area teacher to be arrested this week in four separate cases of alleged sexual misconduct. >> this is not something that is a new phenomenon. but i'm glad that it's more in the media so people can be more aware of it. >> in the other cases, livermore teacher marie johnson was arraigned yesterday. she admits she sexually assaulted a male student and schoolteacher craig chandler was arrested this week accused of sexually assaulting a student on campus. he plans to fight the charges. the hearing in in win county to determine whether there's enough evidence to send an accused serial killer to trial will continue on tuesday
after the holiday weekend. the hearing for 78-year-old joseph naso started this past week in san rafael. naso is accused of killing four northern california women starting in 1977. yesterday's court session focused on the crime scene of the four homicides. his former girlfriend testified from florida via video feed. he is defending himself and has pleaded not guilty. oakland mayor quan says she is ready to save her administration. she currently faces two recall petition drivers. mayor quan attended her first anti-recall rally yesterday and says she has the support of labor groups. opponents say they need to collect nearly 20,000 signatures by may. mayor says she expects at least one of the recall drives to go to a vote. hundreds of internal e- mails obtained by ktvu show tensions in oakland during the height of the occupy protests. one message from october, a sergeant said he was confronted by protestors camping at frank
ogawa plaza and one implied they would remove officers by force if they entered the camp. after a downtown protest made headlines, the chief received one e-mail from the mother of an oakland officer. she detailed how her daughter was bombarded with bottles and fees and urine during a confrontation with protestors and another person recommend. oakland apologize for police force against protestors. the mayor's team disagrees. and across the bay, protestors with occupy san francisco are holding a protest in the mission district today to call attention to what three say is the continuing e v of renters for condo conversions. the group says real estate speculators work, for wells fargo are behind the effort. the protests start at noon at 16th and mission streets. good morning to you! it's going to be a pleasant day. live look at the city. we have a haze out there this morning. a spare the air day.
underway for your saturday. moderate air quality expected for most of us, a little unhealthy over parts of north county. and that will last the entire day. tomorrow we've got changes in the forecast. and that will actually. prove our air quality. for your weekend, going to be sunny today, temperatures above average once again. cooler tomorrow. by 5 even 10 degrees some you're definitely going to feel it and then for next weeks the storm track is going to move south and we're going increase our chance for rain. finally! a look at satellite here, this is the system that will bring us the cooler air, onshore flow, meaning low clouds coming back to the area as well. from the south, we'll see a few high clouds drift this way for today. and that's going to be about it. temperatures will be similar to yesterday, slightly cooler in some areas. but today almost a transition day. by this evening, notice that the fog creeping up on the coastline and then while we sleep, it moves in. tomorrow morning we aremost likely to wake up with mostly gray skies, a little warmer than where we sit now.
and boy, is it cold. freight degrees santa rosa. 27 napa. 28 in fairfield. low 30s now concord into livermore. around the bay area, along the peninsula, 44 degrees in redwood city. 46 san francisco. 40 degrees in oakland. a lot like where we started yesterday. your afternoon highs today, widespread 60s once again. 62 san rafael. 62 san francisco. 63 oakland. and off to the south we're looking at 65 for san jose, 66 morgan hill. low 60s for the coast. mid to upper 60s the afternoon in santa cruz. extended forecast, notices the dropoff. a plunge for the afternoon tomorrow and we're expecting breese conditions as well. so if you're going to pick which day you're outdoors, today the better bet. wednesday our first chance of rain over parts of the north by. if you are traveling to the sear sierra for the weekend, there's a red-flag warning,
coming up. a southern california ferry ride turned in a rescue operation. the mistake that sent a family into the water and the good samaritan who came to the rescue. first a live look for you at the traffic in the south bay. you're looking at the 280-101 slit in san jose. no problems there. and traffic heavy on 101 towards san francisco around candlestick today because of the big game. here's another live look at the cars streaming into the stadium parking lot and we're just under five hours away now from kickoff. we'll be right back.
good morning to you! this will give you goosebumps. look at that, the oakland estuary, we may have some kayakers out there there this morning! welcome back. four family members are recovering after their minivan plunged off a southern california ferry and into the water. happened on the ferry at balboa island yesterday after newport beach. the driver of a mercedes incidentally pressed the accelerator and that mercedes to rear end the minivan, sending it into the harbor with the family inside. luckily, a passing fisherman
pulled the family to safety. we have new information and new video of a deadly cruise ship crash near tuscany, italy. the pictures are the closest we've seen of the vessel. it continues to lie on its starbird side. the ship was sailing across the mediterranean sea last night when it hit a sandbar. the italian news agency has just reported that two french passengers and a peruvian crewman are dead. 70 people at this point remain missing. the luxury loiner was carrying 3200 passengers and more than a thousand crewmembers. a terror plot in thailand has been foiled. thai officials made the announcement this morning. officials say two lebanese men linked to pro iranian hezbollah militants want to target americans in the capital city of bangkok. it is not clear yet what sort of attack the men may have been plotting. one of those individuals is in custody and being questioned. the other man is reportedly on
the run. iran is blaming the u.s. and england for the assassination of an iranian nuclear scientist. the government has sent diplomatic notes accusing them of having an obvious role in wednesday's attack. someone planted a bomb on the car of the scientist, killing him and a bodyguard. the u.s. has already denied any involvement. joran van der sloot will serve 28 years in prison for the murder of a peruvian woman. a three-judge panel sentenced the 24-year-old man yesterday. earlier this week he confessed to killing 21-year-old stephany flores two years ago. he could be eligible for parole after serving half his sentence. he remains the prime suspect in the disappearance of american teenager natalee holloway. india is threatening to prosecute some of the most popular websites, some based here in the bay area. prime minister is insulted by some of the images on 21 sites, including goggle, yahoo and
facebook. some of the illustrations show government leaders in compromising positions and pigs running through mecca, their holiest city. google and facebook say they have removed the images that violated their standards. standard & poors downgraded the credit ratings for several eurozone countries. france and austria no longer have their top status. italy is now triple b+. >> seemingly germany has just taken offer too many obligations relative to taxes, cutting tax while increasing spending. it's been a nightmare and it's going to get worse rather than better. >> not seeing a massive selloff, not seeing a lot of pin ic or explosive volume. so the market was prepared for it. >> the credit downgrades mean it will be more expense for the countries to borrow money.
more fallout from the video scandal involving the marine corps, now appointing a general to decide if any disciplinary action should be taken against the snipers who appear to our night on dead bodies in afghanistan. so far no one has been charged in the case and in addition to the three star general probe, the naval criminal investigative service or ncis is already conducting its own investigation. two soldiers treated at the palo alto health care system will receive purple hearts this afternoon. one medal presented to this army private, who was hurt by an explosive device on november 30th. and this army private will also be recognized. he was wounded by a mortar rocket attack and suffered a serious injury. what began as a normal school assembly ended with an emotional surprise for two elementary school students in new hampshire.
>> we have a very special guest today. >> that special guest was marine gunnery sergeant donny hebert who came home herl from afghanistan to surprise two of his daughters at school. the mom says it was tough to keep a secret from the girls. but it was worth it for the reaction. >> just seeing them run up it just water work. >> to 92 what a feeling! >> it is! you really can't explain it. >> the family will spend the next to few weeks together. the sergeant will then travel to california to finish out his duty at camp pendleton. a georgia man has his nurse to than for his survival on kidney dialysis. the nurse donated a kidney to 23-year-old clay contain effort. with four children about the same effort as him she bonded with him and they had transplant surgery this week.
>> and i really am feeling great. it's been an amazing experience, and i've been blessed a million times over. >> with the support of her family, and just to deal without knowing me for longer than the six weeks i was in the hospital, for her to do that, it was overwhelming. >> the nurse hopes the story will inspire others to do the same. there are more than 80,000 people who need kidney transplants in the u.s. alone. the clock is ticking to kickoff. tens every thousands of 49ers fans at today's game. only one says highway has gone to more games than anyone else and did not even let a health scare break his streak. >> morning to you! san rafael off to a chilly start this morning. frosty conditions for parts of the valley. mostly clear skies, spring-like weather in the forecast for the afternoon. but our mild days are numbered. we'll look at what you can expect for today and your extended forecast, coming up.
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welcome back. a san jose scum a lot richer this weekend after winning a $208 million jackpot. daniel accepted his mega- million prize yesterday in new york alongside his pregnant wife. he lives in san jose but bought the winning ticket in december while visiting family on long island. he has taken the lump sum which comes out to a little less than half of the $208 million.
niners-saints a big game! and the niners have many die marred fans. one of the most loyal lives in novato. 80-year-old irwin has attended more consecutive home games than any other fan, his streak began in 1946. he even postponed surgery for a pacemaker so he wouldn't miss the monday night game against the steelers. >> the doctor said, don't wave your arm a lot, don't scream a lot, don't jump up and down. >> before we got married he told me the 49ers have been here before you, they'll probably be here after you. >> the couple had planned to go on a caribbean cruise this month. but they rebooked early in the season thinking the niners weren't going to the playoffs. today will be irwin's 6 ever 608th game. live look now at candlestick, does that not get you fired up! playoff football in san francisco is back! the park, lot just opened up,
and we're coming up on now 4 1/2 hours to kickoff. it's the first playoff game for the niners in a decade. they're taking on the saints. the 2009 super bowl champs. that game here on ktvu channel 2. our coverage begins as a pre- game show starting at 11:30 this morning. and it will be great. >> so the blue sky, the sun is out. talking about the chilly start to the weekend but going to warm up nicely. >> yes, a warm-up by noontime. still upper 20s, low 30s for inland areas. widespread 30s and low to mid- 40s around the bay. noontime numbers mid-50s to low 60s. it's a spare the air day. and 60s expected again some temperatures above arming today with a notable cooldown expected by tomorrow. are you going up the hill? sierra looking good today but a red-flag warning tomorrow. and then tomorrow night into the overnight hours, a 30% chance for scattered showers, little rain and snow above
5,000 feet. meanwhile, we're just looking amount a big cooldown starting tomorrow, breezy conditions, our first chance of real rain wednesday foreign the north bay, comes in thursday. the rest of the bay area and at this point it may extend into the weekend. >> okay. good. we need it. >> and thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. join us again at 11:30 this morning for the live return to gloria pre-game show. niners and saints kick it off at 1:30. one more live look there at the parking lot outside candlestick park. again, the game kick can be off at 1:30, covered here on cancel 2 throughout day. thanks for watching. have a good day!