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p.m. good evening. i am ken wayne. frank somerville is off. >> i am julie haener. firefighters are combing through the ashes of a fire that sent black smoke over fremont all afternoon. we brought you this breaking news at 2:30 p.m. today as the fire raged inside the c&h enterprises building. >> paul chambers is live with the toxics that were inside the factory. paul? >> reporter: it has been three hours since the fire has been extinguishes. firefighters are out here making sure there are no hot spots. firefighters said they could see the fire from the middle of fremont from this company. >> reporter: coming down interstate 880 we could see the black smoke from 5 miles away. 1:45 p.m. this afternoon firefighters received a 911 call of a
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structure fire. crews called for back up, upgrading it to a three-alarm fire. this warns them of potential dangers. >> within the fammable categories, that is -- flammable categories, that is the worse. >> reporter: firefighters say the smoke was toxic because there was combustible oils and liquids inside. >> very toxic. you want to stay out of it. avoid it. anybody in the hot zone here, should have had a breathing apparatus on. >> employees inside c&h enterprises say the fire started in the rear of the building. they tried to put it out but it was too much. >> i didn't think it was going to be as big as it was. it went very fast. >> reporter: the business has been in the area for 20 years.
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there are 90 employees. it just a shell of itself that will have to be rebuilt. >> it is heart breaking. we were just getting new machines in. and we were doing such good business. everything was great. >> reporter: everyone made it out safely. amber lee is getting more information and will have more on the bay area news at 7:00 p.m. and on the 10:00 p.m. news. paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> here is what we are learning about c&h enterprises, performing machining, welding and fabricating. among other services, c&h enterprises welders use metals and weld for structural components and provides parts to the medical and defense industries. ktvu viewer sent us this picture of the flames as it
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sent smoke above fremont. you can see how massive the fire was in the early part of the fire fight. e-mail us your pictures at or post them to facebook. she is still in the hospital but a woman who gave birth on a street in san francisco faces child cruelty charges. ktvu's alex savage is live with what investigators learned about the mother that led them to build a criminal case against her. >> reporter: a source with san francisco police told me today the mother was on cocaine when she gave birth. two officers helped save that child's life. we requested interviews but they aren't talking. mean time the community is rallies around the newborn baby. >> reporter: the 39-year-old san francisco woman will be
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charged with one felony, cruelty to a child and one misdemeanor, the mother gave birth wednesday morning on the street and knocked on the door at this church for help. her son wasn't breathing and two san francisco police police officers drove the child to the hospital, giving him cpr along the way. >> terrible situation. but it may turn out all right. >> reporter: 5 members have donated money for the newborn baby. >> people saw the newscast and they decided the baby needed help. it is just god blessing that kid. >> reporter: the church will use the donation to buy depers, formula and -- diapers, formula and toys. police say the child will not be going back with the mother who was incooperative during
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the investigation. child protective services will figure out what happens to the baby. many say he will always have a home at this church. >> everything happens for a reason. maybe this baby will now be the baby of the community. >> reporter: the mother of the child is still recovering in the hospital but she is scheduled to be arraigned in court tomorrow afternoon. the two officers who rescued the newborn will be back on duty tonight. live in san francisco, alex savage, ktvu channel 2 news. we have learned a second and possibly third threat against a teacher has been found spray painted on the side of schools. ktvu was the one on scene this morning. ktvu's ann rubin is live with the link investigators are
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looking into. >> reporter: they are not ideal in their wording but they -- identical in their wording. students showed us the message targeting a teacher. >> i was shocked. so shocked. he is a nice seecher. he doesn't -- teacher, he doesn't deserve this. >> reporter: shorts shut down the -- authorities shut down the schools. they have stepped up security for the teacher who we are not naming for his safety. >> we have a couple deputies staying with the teacher to provide protection. >> reporter: it appears there may have been multiple threats. investigators say it started one in high school but investigators found one at the middle school too. all of the schools remained
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open today. authorities want answers. they are not disclosing how many threats were made but they are tracking down the people responsible. >> the crime has been committed committed and we are following up on leads. >> reporter: police plan to step up security at school tomorrow. till they are caught students say they will be on edge. >> i think it was a prank but it isn't funny at all. >> reporter: we reached out to the teacher today but he declined to comment. authorities say the people responsible for the threats against him and the school could face felony charges. ann rubin, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the threats against the teacher prompted a large police response with sheriff's deputies and atf agents. >> it is specific in nature. the school, the teacher, so
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with those two elements we -- disis something we have to take seriously and have to act upon right away. >> our ktvu crew is looking for details and we will have an update on the 10:00 p.m. news. if you are on the go take ktvu news with you, download our app and watch all of our newscast lives and get breaking news wherever you go. we have developing news now out of oakland a man has been shot to death. news chopper 2 was over the scene an hour ago. police received a report of gun shots around 3:30 p.m. this afternoon. they found a man gunned down near 83 avenue and "d" street. there are no suspects and the man's identity hasn't been released. investigators are asking anyone with information to call oakland police. we have new information now on that san francisco police
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officer accused of racing through a tunnel reaching speeds up to 100 miles per hour. we learned the surgent has been reassigned to administrative duty with no public contact. police are not saying where he was transferred to. a facebook page had the video. it showed a sports car speeding through the broadway tunnel. barry bonds has a court date for his obstruction of justice conviction. oral arguments for set for next year. he was convicted of one count for giving an evasive replay during grand jury appearance. the case will be heard by a three judge panel in san francisco. the state's realignment program is showing progress. the law moved thousands of non-
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violent, non-sex offender inmates to county jails with the goal to reduce the state prison population. 27,000 inmates have already been moved. >> it is actually impressive. i think any legislation, policy has unintended consequences. we are seeing impressive results. >> the report said moving the inmates haven't led to an increase in crime in those counties. he asked a judge to dismiss a challenge to san francisco's new ban on public nudity. he says such bans have a long history. several pro nudists pseudosaying it violates -- sued saying it violates their
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rights. solar city employees rang the opening bell for the nasdaq. one of the leading solar panel installers. even though they reduced its initial pricing, stock debuts at $9.25 and shot up to close at $11.79. fighting the spread of smoking. >> for every $8 we have $1 to counter that. >> increase in under aged spokers. >> we provide best -- smokers. >> we provide best care. >> learn the one thing they are not doing that helped earn them the title baby friendly. >> more wet weather on the way, when we will see showers return.
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ceremony said today in san jose marks the deaths of 39 people who died while homeless this year. >> an opportunity to honor people's lives and renew our commitment to end homelessness. >> the ehc group sponsored the group. the number of deaths dropped this year. those on hand for the memorial included san jose mayor and other leaders. it came as san jose police investigated the 4thth death of -- 40th death of a homeless woman this afternoon found floating in a creek. they are working on a cause of
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death. friends suspect foul play. family is asking for the public's help in finding a elderly woman. she was last seen at 9:00 yesterday morning. she was on the way to meet friends but never showed up. she is in the early stages of dementia and doesn't speak english. prosecutors are urging a judge to hand down a tough judge to the former mayor on embezzlement charges. he was convicted of taking $160,000 from a client instead of forwarding the money to the insurance company. he claims the money was owed to him as commission. a hearing is set for december 31. new at 6:00 p.m., san francisco general has been naned the best places for --
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named the best place for newborns to start their lives. ktvu's david stevenson is live now. >> reporter: san francisco general behind me was certified as baby friendly. hospital staffers are trained to support and educate new mothers about the benefits of breast-feeding over formula. last year 96% of the healthy babies here received breast milk with formula supplements. 79% were breast fred. the hospital is now in talks to help other families. >> i don't think it is right to blame a woman for not breast- feeding her child but to educate women. a lot of times we don't know
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what the benefits are. >> how do we support them in breast-feeding and how do we decrease the exposure to the corporate marketing of formula. >> reporter: reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. officials said today the number of minors buying tobacco is growing. illegal sales rose 8.7% last year. the state department of public health says advertising is helping companies find new smokers. >> there is a very aggressive campaign. for every $8 they put in to advertising we have $1 to
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counter that. >> the use of smokeless tobacco is also increasing. officials have decided to forego the 4th of july fire works show next year. they voted to scrap the show in 2013. some of the main concerns included cost and public safety. this is the second year the city has gone without. bay area home prices are showing gains. home prices road 20% in november compared to last year. that brought the median price to $438,000. 16% more homes were sold last month compared to 2011. watching weather systems to the north of us heading into our direction. cold weather systems. unsettled weather in your forecast through next week.
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next system, impressive looking. works its way down the coast. off shore. that is where the rain stays. that is the jet stream. coming from the north and shows you the path of the system. we are looking at cool temperatures outside right now. frost advisory in effect for tonight and tomorrow morning for the east bay valleys. livermore. down santa clara, napa, santa rosa, doesn't mean you are not going to get frost, you will see frost. we saw it this morning, we will see it tomorrow morning. the forecast for the frost have i had into the morning hours -- frost advisories into the morning hours. maybe even patchy fog. rainfall, look at this. you will see that go through friday, right? not a big deal. trying to -- so that system isn't going to do much.
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that is the latest. this is the latest computer model here. tomorrow morning the clouds increase. down the coast. there it is. friday morning. sprinkles showing up on your morning commute. that is a possibility. 3:00. down the coast. non-event, right? what the model is suggesting. cold system goes on by with few sprinkles. what happens on saturday, there it is right there. comes from the north. works it way down. sprinkles. saturday is wetter. more in the area. boom! saturday night, sunday morning, rain. break again and another one for monday. they are lined up. a series of storms. tough to call storms because the dynamics aren't there. rain for the entire day on monday. and rest of the time, on and
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off showers. temperatures warm up on monday and that heats things up with more rainfall. be ready for wet roadways. >> thank you. internet security entrepreneur john mcafee is back in the u.s. he again denied killing his neighbor. he claims authorities targeted him because he refused to pay a bribe. he also said that he faked a heart attack in guatemala so he would not be sent back to belize. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36 we are at the scene of the large industrial fire in fremont. we will update the search for what caused it. and authorities lay out a murder plot involving justin bieber. and the odd reason they say one man sought to have him killed. join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00
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on tv 36. spreading holiday cheer and lifting spirits for young patients. [ music playing ] >> the group that comes together to help makes christmas brighter for children in the hospital. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy.
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[ music playing ] san francisco general hospital through a holiday party for their youngest parties. some of santa's elves were on hand. animals from the san francisco mobile zoo also stopped by. the party is put on and paid for by hospital staff. >> cal train is offering free rides starting at 11:00 p.m. on new year's eve. and it scheduled four extra south bound trains from san francisco new year's morning. fred is in for mark and will tell us about josh hamilton and how it will be a very merry christmas. >> 31-year-old josh hamilton has a lot of talent and a lot of baggage. one year after they over spent to get albert pujols the angels
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make josh hamilton the second highest paid player in major league baseball history. his $25 million per year salary ties him with ryan howard for -- only alex rodriguez is higher. andres torres agrees to a new deal. he was traded to the mets last year by the giants for pagan but now returns to play left field. he batted .230 with three homers for the mets. and it is finals week at stanford but they are getting back to football 101. practice is every other day. they switch to a three day practice schedule. this game against wisconsin will be the first road bowl appearance in 13 years. and the seniors are making sure
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everybody understands the importance of finishing strong. >> that is a good thing, we have a good locker room. first class guys. wasn't too hard to keep everybody in shape. we all want the same goal. we reached one and now we have another one. we have a great locker room. >> definitely going to be an emotional game. focused. i am looking forward to this game. it will be a blast to run around and make plays. >> the cardinal are favorites over the badgers. >> all right. thank you. firefighters are putting out hot spots inside a fractory thattent up in -- factory that went up in fremont. at 10:00 p.m., we will talk about investigators looking for clues. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news.
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