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prepares for the bay bridge closure, bart is talking about what riders could expect. president barack obama is coming to the bay area today, where he will be and what he will be doing, it is all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning news. complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is the ktvu channel 2 morning news good morning. thank you for joining us. i am dave clark, let's check weather and traffic, is it cold? >> it will be breezy as well being pam and dave and some of the temperatures held up to 40s and 50s. a few high clouds are dragging across the north bay and today we will go warmer some 50s to 60s up in the north bay, here
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is sal. we are looking at marin county and it looks good from san rafael to the 580 interchange and it also looks good on the 101 approaching the 880 split to san francisco, let's go to dave and pam. they will make a decision on whether to expand the search for human bones and remains. those remains are tied to two serial killers so what is happening today, tara? >> reporter: well yesterday, crews pulled up 5 to 7 miles of -- piles of dirt and there were few remains in those piles so they are going to send a camera to make sure they didn't miss anything. so far no victims have been identified from this site. about 1,000 bones and bone
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fragments have been unearthed along with women's shoes and jewelry. closely watching this is lisa and her grandmother. lisa was just eight years old when her mother went missing in downtown modesto in 1986. >> it is hard growing up when you don't know where your mother is. >> reporter: now they learned about this from relatives and investigators were drawn by maps. he and lauren are responsible for several murders in the 1980s and there is another well that could contain more victims and it has been sealed and they will have to make a determination on that. there will be a press conference this morning and we will be sure to bring you any updates. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2
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morning news. investigators have set up a hotline for anybody who believes they have been killed by serial murderers. you can call the number on your screen and we have posted that number on our channel 2 home page, and we have a story we first reported on earlier this week, alameda police released the names of the shooter in the murder/suicide. carlos garcia gunned down his spouse and investigators are still looking for a moat time. >> they are doing an about face when requesting aid. they voted to stop helping campus police claiming they used unnecessary police
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officers in the event of an emergency on the cal campus. berkeley police chief was among them to reverse the decision. 250 displaced students will meet with state regulators after their medical school closed. yesterday they closed the oakland and san jose campuses. now the school deceived students by telling them it was a credited and this accredited. we will have more on how the school is responding. and the st. joseph system has notified more than several thousand people about a data breach. the patients at santa rosa memorial hospital and queen of the valley medical center were all affected.
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the breach revealed their names, body mass indexes even lab results, bart talked about financial information. most of the patients were treated between february and august of last year. bart is going over the upcoming holiday weekend when the bay bridge is shut down. claudine wong is at the 12th street station in oakland with the expanded service bart will offer sunday night, claudine. good morning, pam, yes, you can see there is actually a press conference underway with the general manager of operations talking to us about what we can expect this weekend. bart is calling this extraordinary circumstances right now with the bay bridge expected to close on friday night at 8:00 p.m. and not reopen at 5:00 p.m. but what they will do, they
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will have stations they will open. you can still drive into the city using the san rafael bridge but those are lengthy and they believe everything will be congested so their message is don't do that, hop on bart instead. a message from oakland, you can get to san francisco in ten minutes and they are hoping more people use their services this weekend and they are expanding at 14 different stations and that will stay until tuesday at 1:00 a.m. the bridge is expected to reopen at 5:00 a.m. the press conference is underway right now. we have been talking to bart and we will have another full report coming up in 30 minutes. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 morning news. time now 506,, president barack obama comes here and he will be coming here to raise money for his reelection campaign and will arrive at 1:00 this afternoon. he will appear at three
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fundraisers and the first two are preif write, the first is $35,000 per person. the second is at the masonic center and we asked some people about what they think about the president's visit. >> i am not in favor the fact that he does it during the time he is in office and he uses air force one to get here. >> well the president will spend the night in san francisco and then tomorrow morning he is off to seattle. they had a small gathering at 2:00 at the mark hopkins hotel and it is followed by a private dinner at 7:00 p.m. then the president will speak at the masonic center by sound garden at 9:00 p.m. they announced a final a agreement on the payroll tax extension. >> we are here to announce we
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have an agreement and we are moving forward. coming up at 5:15, besides keeping your money in your paychecks... we will explain. sal will get you where you want to get. traffic is moving along well if you are driving along the bay area, so we are off to a good start, this is a look at westbound 880 going out to the mcarthur maze and traffic is moving along well as you drive through here all the way out to the mcarthur maze. also the morning commute looks good at the bay bridge toll plaza and just to remind you, they will close the bay bridge in the evening and keep it closed westbound the entire long weekend and they will open at 5:00 a.m. of course we will be all over that story if you ever want an update go to our website or any
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of our newscasts, i guarantee they will have that story. and getting up to highway 17 no major problems continuing to the valley, at 5:08 let's go to steve. very good morning to you all, it is cold out there although the breeze makes it in the 30s and 40s and 50s and i expect these temperatures to drop off but there is still 30 to 50 miles per hour. breezy and cold out there, fair breezy sunny and warmer a few high clouds drifting over us, i think they will loose ground fizzle out and wash away, 36 at concord, if you have a weather app and you live near concord, it says flurries. for some reason, it gives a problem on observation and that's not the case, it is just
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cold. 48 in napa, 42 in santa rosa, 41 in san jose unclear skies. that is our system right there, not much, there is a low causing a breeze down to arizona and as that moves off to the right, high pressure is in oregon but it is still breezy out there right now. breezy cool, mostly sunny, we are getting changes on the weekend and the reason we are easing into this is because of last two systems we had, forecasts missed them. there is a possibility on sunday it will turn cold. sunny breezy, low-to-mid 60s. 64 in brentwood. half-moon bay and livermore 63,
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decrease cold friday morning, partly cloudy and mostly cloudy on sunday. breezy and cool on monday, dave, pam? a violent scene at a berkeley middle school, a fight breakout between two students, the reason the classmates could face detention. this is sentencing day for the so called underwear bomber. we will tell you more about the morning commute and bay area weather coming up, stay tuned. ♪
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. welcome back, time now 5:13, three iranians were planning to attack israeli diplomats. police in thailand say they were certain the targets were specific and personal. it was prematurely detonated on tuesday and they were similar to the ones that blew up in india on monday. the so called underwear bomber is facing a life sentence. he pled guilty for blowing up a plane on christmas day 2009. the nigerian had a bomb hidden in his underwear. ktvu channel 2 morning
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news' allison burns in our washington d.c. room will tell us about this deal that will keep more money in your paycheck. >> reporter: they just announced a deal that will extend the 2% payroll tax for another year, extend long-term unemployment benefits and cut medicare reimbursement rates to doctors. it is a win for president barack obama to travels today to san francisco. the typical american family will see an extra $40 in your paycheck... >> reporter: both sides dropped their demand that the tax holiday be offset with spending cuts and these are the lead negotiators announcing the deal. they also got democrats to agree to gradually release long-
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term unemployment benefits to 73 weeks. the deal could hit some federal workers in the pocketbook and i will have that in my next update, for now, allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. well an appeals court could cost them millions from oil refineries. the ruling could force them to give back $400 million to chevron after they tossed out a deal determining how values are set for refineries. they could appeal the court decision. a boy had to be treat at an emergency room after he was beaten by a classmate. police say other students stood around and were rooting for the violence. berkeley police arrested one boy and they say any student who was involved in the fight
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will face suspension. cupertino company says they will start to require iphone and "i" pad apps to ask for specific approval before going into address books. several prompts will be needed after the most popular software applications were needed without user consent. this morning the republican presidential front runners, rick santorum and mitt romney, mitt romney grew up in michigan, he is not backing down to the government and he called it cronyism. some of the polls show mitt romney is slightly behind rick santorum in michigan.
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the michigan primary is february 28th. last saturday, mitt romney was announced as the winner, some of the town says they found are report in counting the results. they say the errors were unfortunate but it would not change the results. let's go back to sal and check in on traffic. >> we don't have any testify i can but we have some developing in areas we normally see it. northbound 101 getting to the 880 split no major problems and traffic looks good on 101 to the airport as we watch it closely. watch out for road work on dumbarton bridge heading eastbound. san mateo bridge looks good eastbound and westbound.
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and caster valley has been a nice drive owl the way to 88. and 30s 40s and 50s in concord and the coldest is usually in the north bay. just going by what i see so far, san rafael and napa, i'm sure there are higher elevations and about 25 to 50 in east bay hills. fair and breezy, a few high clouds most will be gone by 4:00, sunny and warm today. there is the 36 and if it were not for the breeze it would be about 29. 42 oakland city 42 oakland airport. a weak system is punching in towards the pacific northwest and we will have a few high
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clouds. so breezy and cool, mostly sunny, the wind will decrease a little. weekend is still tricky so colder breezy, possible rain on sunday and the forecast models will have a hard time. we will have upper 50s to lower 60s and 64 yesterday. mid-60s and mountainville to sunnyville to fremont, pleasantville and partly cloudy, mostly sunny on sunday and clearing up on monday, pam? stock markets around the world are down on more worries over greece. overnight all the major markets
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closed with losses as well in asia. japan left 2 / 10th of a percent and keep an eye on apple's stock after a rollercoaster, the stock climbed in the first half of the day and then a report came amazon fails of its ipad in china which put it below the $500 mark and amazon is not an authorized reseller of i pads in -- i-pads in china. and on wall street, down 100 points for the dow jones industrial average and another thing affecting stocks today, one of the big three credit agencies -- credit agencies warned it could downgrade 100 institutions and they are claiming it has been the best
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ever for the quarter. she confronted an intruder. >> the door got kicked in and i pushed it back. she is one of several victims in a day long crime spree, how the suspect was finally captured, we will tell you more : í
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. good morning, breezy conditions, 30s, 40s and 50s, more lower 60s than upper 50s. we know california is prone to earthquakes but do you know the state has several active volcanos. they have opened a new observatory. they are assessing the danger of mt. shaft terrible. this is part of a volcano early warning system. dublin high school will welcome two stars from the show myth busters. they will answer questions from students about science. last year they sent a cap none ball flying through a neighborhood, two houses and a car were dammed, nobody was had your. well the home invasion was
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in jail after stealing a police car and being led to a chase. edmond james was in richmond and after being surrounded he ran out stole a police car and took off. police say james is suspected in an all day crime spree that began with a home invasion in el cerrito. the homeowner told us, he kicked down her door. >> then he said go upstairs and i was like, i am not going upstairs and i said please take the money and go, just go. >> she said he put her in a choke hold and she said go, just go. >> and he is suspected of crime sprees in vacaville all in the same day. it happened with the super bowl thanks to one woman's
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persistence. she set up to find the cameras' rightful owner and while at the super bowl she had been asked by tom to take a picture of him after the game. then after all of the excitement they were separated and she even reached out to palo alto showing photos on the camera of silicone valley. time flies, a young san francisco girl grabbed by a stranger on her way to school, the frightening incident that is prompting an investigation. two medical colleges, what state regulators found that prompted this move. >> and we will tell you about it when the upper deck of the bay bridge is shut down. 680 traffic looks good,
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more traffic is just moments away.
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. well, good morning to you, welcome back, it is february 16th i am dave clark. >> and i am pam cook, let's check in with steve paulson with a look at your weather, it is chilly. i was just looking up in napa, a lot of 40s and 50s and
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a few high clouds, it could drop down to the lower 30s but highs today will be warmer a few high clouds to the north and temperatures to low and mid- 60s, here is sal. heading southbound 101, 580 cain it still looks good and down to the airport it is a nice drive, let's go back to dave and pam. the institute has closed two of the bay area campuses under orders of consumer affairs. all leg savage is in oakland at the location where state regulators will be returning today, alex? they are prompting to sue the state is a possibility to try and stop the shut down. i left a message earlier this
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morning but still have not heard back from anybody. this is the oakland campus and so was the campus in san jose. now classes havened for 250 students. the institute has been charging for more than $30,000 as well as nursing as well. you are accusing the company of making false claims, -- they are accusing the company of making false claims and also financial problems at the school. now state regulators are telling students not to pay any more money to the school. regulators will be on campus later today to help students who do show up here with any questions about this closure. live this morning in oakland, alex savage ktvu channel 2 morning news. san francisco police are releasing a sketch of a man suspected of trying to kidnap
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an eight-year-old girl-year-old- year-old this week. here is the picture in his 30s with short dread like hair. she was walking when the man grabbed her from behind and put his hand over her mouth. she managed to break free. this morning, they enter a new phase in the central valley. investigators are planning on sending a camera into an abandoned well east of stockton where 1,000 bone fragments have been found. they will check a second ranch. one family from nearby modesto is watching the search closely. >> i was just a baby when she disappeared and i don't remember her at all. >> she was 34 years old when she vanished in 1986. her family believes she was killed by two people.
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they are responsible for as many as 20 killings. they led them to the burial sites. if you believe somebody you know may have been victimized by the two serial killers, you can call the number on your screen. we have posted that number on our home page, and time now 5:33 police were a throat a shooting in east palo alto. police rushed there and when they got there, there was no victim to be found. the 35-year-old showed up with a non life-threatening gunshot wound. they are still investigating and looking for a motive in the shooting. bar owners are threatening to sue. the group representing them say
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the ordinance will likely give the city more control over bars. in a letter to city council they say they will take legal action if they are forced to change the hours in which they serve alcohol. the final draft of the ordinance is expected to be released on march 29thth. bart will have around the clock service this weekend helping people get into san francisco while the upper bay bridge is shut down for construction. claudine wong is at the bart station in oakland right now and a news conference was just held about this expanded service, claudine wong? >> reporter: yes, it just ended a few days ago and bart is trying to get the message out and it will be closed this week condition and we will provide what is the best option if you still need to get there. what they have done with the
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last three closures, they will operate 24.7 and this will be at 14 particular stations after the overnight hours go into play so 1:00 until the regular daytime service begins and you can still get on bart and head into the city. again it is just the westbound direction that is shut down and from their perspective, they say they are the best options. >> the deforce that are being suggested are lengthy and they will be time-consuming and we think the congestion will be substantial on those detours. so we are here to get back and forth on the east bay this weekend is by bart, it will be faster and more reliable than what the alternatives are. >> reporter: bart expects to have a number of record
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weekends as they have in the past. there are a few things happening and logistically it does what they can but cal trans is doing more for these closures. maintenance in most parts will come to a start and that's what they do in overnight hours. they will run 24 hours services and tuesday at 1:00 they will shot down before they start back up at 5:00 a.m. here is what you need to know, not every station is open and not all trains will be running as quickly as they do during the day. make sure you do your homework, we will post the information on our website so you know how many trains will be running but this will be what they call a life line into the city. claudine wong ktvu channel 2 morning news. time now 5:37 just a few minutes ago we told you about president barack obama flying into the area for fundraising
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events. not everyone is pulling out the red carpet. medical marijuana is angry about the administrations crackdown on marijuana dispensaries. protests are planned in nine cities including the president's campaign headquarters in san diego. some new details are coming out about the final days of whitney houston. coming up in just about seven minutes, what whitney was seen doing at a beverly hills hotel that had a lot of the guests there very concerned. they will formally unveil a billboard targeting sheriff ross mirkarimi. it's going up south of market area. the message will say domestic violence is never a private matter. that is a direct rev reference to sheriff ross mirkarimi controversial remark on the day he was sworn in as sheriff.
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sheriff ross mirkarimi is scheduled to go on trial on domestic violence charges next week. let's get you going and out the day, sal, you taking care of folks? >> yes, the people already know about this closure coming up but forgive us for mentioning again, claudine wong just mentioned it. somebody will say why didn't anybody tell me well we are telling you now, westbound bridge will close friday and open at 5:00 a.m. the entire president's day weekend will be closed. the lower deck will be opened between san francisco and oakland. let's move along and take a look at 880 north and southbound and that traffic is moving along nicely. if you are driving, traffic looks good to fremont.
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steven paulsen with the weather? colder temperatures towards the peninsular and santa cruz mountains east bay and you don't see that all the time and the breeze has kicked in giving us a few high clouds and 32 to 52 on the lows. in the north bay i was looking, hillsberg 34, kent field 36 and it depends if you get that breeze. it is nutty and crazy. 42 santa rosa, fairfield says 48 but at the malls it is 53, so 38 san rafael. north at 17 and north at 14, fairfield to vacaville, northwest at santa rosa, 20 -- santa rosa, decreasing in the breeze as you go south and it is a little bit colder down
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there. most of those will stay to the south, still breezy and cool, i expect that breeze to tail off a little bit later and the weekend is very tough to call right now. colder breezy, possibility of some rain. high clouds to the north, a little warmer and that north wind will help, you continue to start off in the 30s and 40s, low-to-mid 60s. extended outlook except for that breeze, mostly sunny partly cloudy on sunday, possible rain and cool and breezy on monday. dave? pam? a shuttle bus, the incident was caught on surveillance video and the reason the driver will not face charges, we will have more on that. and a father and two sons, now there is a battle over burial sites. good morning, if you are driving in marin county it is
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looking good through san rafael no problems getting to the 580 interchange, we will tell you more about the bay area weather and the commute straight ahead.
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. good morning, breezy conditions and it will be mostly sunny with lower 60s. >> steve, good morning to you, here is a quick look at some of the top stories we are following. today investigators hope to lower a camera into an abandoned well which is where 1,000 bone fragments have already been found. they will be checking a second well near linden and those bones are connected to wesley howard shermantine and loren
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joseph herzog. and they are meeting with 250 students from the now closed down ins student of medical education. yesterday two bay area campuses were closed by the department of consumer affairs. students are being advised stop paying any school fees. and president barack obama flies to san francisco today, he will be raising money for his reelection campaign and he is scheduled to appear at three fundraisers. he will spend the night in san francisco and leave tomorrow for seattle. they want to make sure a washington state father is not buried near the sons he killed. josh powell blew up his sons and himself. josh powell's parents wanted to bury them a few yards from the graves but now they have paid for all the cemetery plots of the graves. we are learning more
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leading up to whitney houston's death. witnesses say she was drinking heavily and she was seen ordering several drinks from the lobby and pool areas of the beverly hilton. guests heard her complaining her drinks were too watered wn and she was behaving erratically and had on mismatched clothing. the associated press will have alive stream and services which is being held at new hope baptist church in new jersey. houston died on saturday in beverly hills and the cause of her death is still under investigation. you can watch it on our website and scroll down to web links for more information on this. a fear of pirates led to a
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deadly mistake. an italian cargo ship fired at a boat and two fishermen were killed. they believed they were pirates trying to hijack their ship. they say the attack was unprovoked and unwarranted. look at, this people of libya are celebrating a major milestone and it was escalating one year ago they tackled muammar gaddafi and his regime. it ranges from festive to very emotional. along with all the fireworks, there was a ceremony where a torch was passed to each member who lost a member of a family in that war. a warning, you may fine this difficult to watch. it shows a shuttle bus hitting a man in across walk on tuesday. he was pinned underneath that
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bus for about 20 minutes before firefighters were able to get him out. police say the victim suffered several broken bones. they call it an accident saying they do not plan to charge the driver. time now 5:47 san francisco police are trying to crack down on bike thefts. it is happening particularly in the mission district. last month 31 bikes were reported stolen, estimated at $30,000. so far this month 15 bikes have been stolen and now they are conducting sting operations and they are also scouring craigslist ads. police are releasing photos of stolen bikes, trying to generate some news and catch those thieves. sal, what are you keeping an eye on, sal. >> i had a bike stolen.
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i have had stereos stolen. >> i did too. it looks good but for the most part, we have the early and committed and they are on the road. let's go outside and take a look at what we have. this is looking good but it's likely not to stay this way. as you drive through the area, we are getting closer to 6:00 and we'll see some more traffic. this is a look at interstate 880 and it is not even slow. more people are joining us on the road and as you can tell it is getting more crowded. we already have stop-and-go traffic on antioch and it still looks good in bay point. every minute wears on, still looking good, 5:49 let's go to steve. i just put a graphic together, mild temperatures are on the breeze, woodside 32
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degrees on the peninsular, a little system to the north, we still have that northerly president but the north bay 30s 40s and 50s because of a north wind. heelsberg 34, kent field 38 . the city is 52 and napa county 52. if the wind tails off the temperature will drop 10 to 20 degrees but as long as the breeze is there, temperatures will be held in the 40s and 50s. san rafael is at 38 degrees and 53 near fairfield, concord 36, livermore 35, so again, they are all over the place. northwest wind shows a westerly component but the northerly breeze should start to tail
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off. decreasing on that breeze and slightly warmer, a few high clouds are drifting over the north bay. again if you have that breeze is cuts right through you. the weekend, i am going to tackle this tomorrow because it looks like colder possible rain on sunday. today sunny, breezy, except for a few high clouds it will be, water. 56 santa rosa and mid-60s in san mateo, half-moon bay 60s to danville santa monica. mostly sunny on saturday, turning colder, possible rain and cool and breezy on monday, pam? dave? the number of people filing for first time unemployment insurance dropped to 338,000 last week. that is down 13,000 from last week and the lowest number
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since 2008. the futures are coming back but there is a slightly lower opening on wall street. southwest increased fares for most of hits tickets and others are expected to do the same. time now 551, surprising revelations about foreclosures, and the broken rules have now caught the attention of the attorney general. what he is gunning for now in sacramento, stay tuned for more news weather and traffic.
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. welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news, time now 5:54 a bounty hunter connected with the spread freak will run for mayor. he paid him after the serial killer agreed to reveal the locations where he and loren joseph herzog buried their victims. he previously ran for mayor and governor and is challenging the incumbent because he does not want the city to fund a new arena for the sacramento kings team. and a key member of the trial. edwin ramos is accused of killing he and two sons. he mistook them for rival gang
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members and shot them in retaliation for a shooting earlier that day. the man in that shooting marvin medina is now testifying about his many years about being involved with a san francisco street gang. they found widespread irregularities. the assessor and homes in foreclosures, according to that report, 84% had at least one violation of california's foreclosure laws. that includes missing documents or documents that had discrepancies. that will be forwarded. and take a look at the highest foreclosure rate, nevada tops the list with one out of every household getting notices and notices went out to 165
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households. arizona georgia michigan and florida round out the top 6. well the new basketball star, jeremy lynn, palo alto basketball stars will visit him in new york. his coach, they will watch him play at madison square garden den and they were invited by that guy, spike lee. he is also promised to wear the palo alto jersey at tomorrow night's game and there is even a rumor, president barack obama will go to the game. jeremy lynn will go to seven straight wins including last night's 185 blowouts over the sacramento kings. time now almost 6:00, let's check in with sal. >> a rost people do. let's check in after last night's loss. ouch.
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let's look at northbound 280, that traffic is moving along well, some crowded conditions but not here. we have more people showing up but still nice and clear on the way to the valley. 557, let's go back to the desk. the expanding search blamed on serial killers, the new action they will take near stockton. and they are shut down, why did it happen and what is next for the students?
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