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>> reporter: continues to serve as a spot where mourners are coming and this has grown 10 fold in the past day, including spreading across the street here, today a funeral home was one of the first two memorial services for children killed three days ago. >> reporter: hundreds of people, including a wrestling team came together to say good- bye to jack pinto. the media was not allowed inside but outside the grief was clear. >> it was very sad. short service. real short. >> reporter: he said jack, who loved wrestling, skiing and football was buried in the jersey of his favorite new york giant football player, victor cruz. funeralsfunerals and the many memorials that popped up.
>> you love to be able to help people at a time like this. i always feel flowers comfort people but this is so overwhelming, one of those things you read about and it isn't going to happen here. >> reporter: the florist association is helping out in anyway it can. this school has been closed down for two years, it will serve as the new home for sandy hook elementary school. and today one moving truck brought in furniture and supplies from sandy hook elementary school. >> it is great for the kids. you know, maybe to go somewhere. this is great for him. >> reporter: his three daughters made a sign welcoming their new neighbors. >> went to home depot, they gave them all the material free. >> reporter: coming up at 6:00 p.m., you will hear from a
parent, and what was happening at other area schools. live in newton, connecticut, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >> another victim of the shooting was laid to rest today. >> friends, family and law enforcement officers gathered to mourn the little boy in connecticut. a rabbi called it a touching ceremony, people came together in solidarity to say good-bye. he was celebrateds a -- celebrated as a pure innocent child. he will be sorely missed. >> his brother said he could have been anything if he lived and grown old. >> at schools all over the bay area they had to talk about the massacre. ktvu's david stevenson is in san francisco tonight and tells
us how they handled it there. david? >> reporter: frank, parents and the school district worked to explain the massacre to young students here while also working to prevent a similar event from happening here. >> reporter: as newton, connecticut laid to rest some of the children, san francisco worked to reassure children and others. >> it is a sheltering. >> reporter: she says her group sent parents information on how to talk to kids about the tragedy. >> we had the range of feed back from parents. you know, very worried, very emotional. to pragmatic. >> reporter: this principal canceled a press conference to address staffers and students
about safety. at other schools counselors were made available. districts asked principal to review their emergency plans. every school has a emergency plan for different scenarios. >> reporter: the superintendent says more fences and locks won't stop someone intent on entering a school. >> it is not about stuff, it is about people, people knowing what to do, well informed student body that feels comfortable coming forward if they know something isn't write. >> reporter: a letter offers advice on talking to children. at 6:00 p.m. what students saw today aimed at keeping them feeling security. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >> california senator dianne feinstein renewed her push for
stricter gun control laws after the sandy hook elementary school shooter. >> here in this school, look what happened, six year olds with 3-11 bullets from this guy in their body. 20 of them. is this america? i don't think so. >> senator dianne feinstein wants to renew the assault weapon ban. it banned the manufacturer of certain weapons and restricted the size of magazines. that law expired in 2004. >> i think these incidents will continue till we do something to change the supply node of these weapons -- mode of these weapons. >> the bill passed after a number of violent attacks, including the one in san francisco that left 9 people. ktvu's jade hernandez is live
to tell us how a nra supporter is entering the mix. >> reporter: west virginia senator who is a democrat and nra member is talking gun regulation and leland yee is pushing for measures in the state. we decided to take this debate into the classroom. >> this is an ar15 rifle. >> reporter: he teaches his studentsp how to use -- students how to use these weapons. >> we are making the choice now, as a business owner, if people are an anti-depressants we are not going to teach them. >> he posted a flier against leland yee's proposal to allow guns reloaded with multiple loads of ammunition. leland yee was in chicago
hoping to revive it. >> i think there is an assault weapon ban. the law was passed, signed by the manufacturer, however they found a loophole in the law by modifying these weapons with a bullet button. >> student isn't giving up his legal weapon. >> prior to coming here, all my friends are all these shootings, what do you think about it, i said all these shootings i personally think that, you know, i need to have -- invest in a good gun. >> always keep the gun pointed in the safest possible direction. >> reporter: in a classroom he isn't staunched against tighter gun regulation but he feels the back ground check should include mental health issues. . >> we want people without issues to get a gun. if they choose it have one.
>> reporter: jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the reason for the massacre may never be known but as we told you last night details are emerging about adam lanza's mental health. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler joins us to explain what is aspergers syndrome. john? >> reporter: in the last 24 hours, friends say the shooter was awkward, anxious, a loaner, systems of aspergers syndrome. >> reporter: adam lanza diagnosed with aspergers syndrome but aspergers syndrome does not explain the violence. two years ago i introduced you to a boy diagnosed with aspergers syndrome. he is bright but socially challenged. >> panicked a lot, cried a lot. and when he started trying to hurt himself i knew it was time
to look for answers. >> reporter: aspergers syndrome children lack the ability to make friends. >> they may become targets of bullying. >> reporter: he says bullying and frustration may explain adam lanza's violent outburst. >> we treat people so badly they be little recourse but to be enraged. some people with aspergers syndrome committed violent acts. i don't think it is as common as it is in the general public. >> reporter: he treated dozens of autistic children, helping them integrate into schools. who could say what might have happened if adam lanza might have had the benefit of that therapy. health and science editor john fowler ktvu channel 2 news.
>> coming up at 5:30 p.m., new details about adam lanza and the evidence investigators found at his home and the family history and the information about his mother and father. we are constantly updating this story on www.ktvu.com. a judge today heard arguments on a motion to block part of proposition 35. the law aimed at cutting down on human trafficking. it requires offenders to reveal their online names and internet service providers. terrifying home invasion robbery in san francisco left a family shaken up but fortunately no one was hurt. it happened at 2:00 a.m. this morning. a man who told ktvu three men were armed and wearing masks burst in. they tied adults, ransacked the home and took off with cash and jewelry.
>> this happened very quickly. very dynamic. we take this very, very seriously. >> police caution people lock your doors and windows, use security systems and get a dog. often dogs will scare off an intruder. police are investigating a shooting. police received a call about 11:30 a.m. saying shots were fired at an apartment complex. officers searched and we spoke on the phone with police and they so no suspects or victims were found. woman from orange county died from west nile. they say the 61-year-old died last month. the virus is contracted from bites from infected mosquitos.
seafood distributor is recalling salmon. they detected a bacteria. the packages are underrecall is cold smoked salmon -- under recall is cold smoked salmon. it is from chilly -- chile. why san francisco police may classify this case a homicide. >> back here at 5:30 p.m., showers ended but it will get really cold tonight, what parts of the bay area will be the cold and say when the rain could return.
connective terms. before that he was a world war ii hero and medal of honor winner who lost a arm while charging towards a machine gun. according to his office his last words were aloha. teen collapses collapses and dies and now her mother and a man is in custody. ktvu's patty lee is live in san francisco. >> reporter: homicide is in charge of this case because investigators found the circumstances suspicious. >> reporter: he was one of several witnesses who saw her collapse in broad day light in the sidewalk. >> she wasn't breathing and the ambulance came, when they took her away they were trying to revive her. >> reporter: he didn't heard she died till this afternoon and the news spread quickly.
>> go away. go away. go away. >> reporter: are you okay? >> no, i am not. >> reporter: this woman blamed herself for not doing more to protect the girl who lived here with her sister and mother. >> family had issues. >> reporter: based on conditions at the family's home some sort of abuse took place. >> there is not enough i could talk about right now because the investigation sun certain as to what happened. >> reporter: the police chief confirmed a man at the home is in custody but neighbors say he wasn't the only person police wanted to talk to. >> they brought the mom out and she was dressed with no pants and they had her handcuffed and she was yelling and they took her away. >> reporter: san francisco investigators are waiting on the coroner's report to determine how the girl died and the result of that may determine whether police declare the death a tragedy or
a homicide. patty lee, ktvu channel 2 news. in sunnyvale police are reporting the death of a man who threatened an officer with a hammer and shot by police. officers responded to a 911 call about a man assaulting his mother. when they arrived officers found the man in the street and told him to put down the hammer but he charged at them and that is whether theyope -- when they opened fire. police are looking for two men who robbed a gas station today about 5:30 a.m. this morning. police say one demanded money while a second man pulled out a gun. both robbers werethol,thol -- were tall, thin and african american. they both ran away. oom members of the board -- tomorrow members of the board
of supervisors are going to discuss changes regard credit card use. this comes after he misused public money with his county credit card. among the changes are a requirement for written receipts and submitting receipts. u.s. airlines continues to set new records. airlines received $924 million in baggage fees. that is up 3% from last year. delta and united collected the most at $187 million for united and delta 663 million this year. because of the rain drivers had to deal with wet road today over the bay area. this is highway 17 in the mountains. the wet roads led to a few fender benders on roadways.
weather permitting crews will be out tonight repairing damage from the rain. traffic delays are expected. one way traffic on highway one at 7:00 p.m. they do work to prevent further emotion. let's go over to our chief meteorologist bill martin. >> rain and cooler weather. you are feeling it outside now. tomorrow morning, tonight, if you are going out, you will need jackets. the rain ended and now it will get chilly and colder into wednesday morning. outside the rainfall accumulations were -- well, they weren't horribly light. half inch in santa rosa. 15/100 in san jose. not bad. right now looking at the live radar sweeps.
we have got clouds in the area. you see that line, that is the back edge of it. that is the clearing. it is clearing out as the clouds move down to the south. looking for temperatures over night to get cool. really, really cool. current temperatures are 54 in livermore. 54 in hayward. here are the over night lows as you head into tomorrow morning, 33 santa rosa. freezing in this area. dew points 33 in this area. so that is about as low as they will go. what happens, inland, you will get temperatures down a 33 -- or 32. this will get you frost in some locations -- or many locations. it will be noticeable how cool it is tomorrow. dry tomorrow. shot for a spray sprinkle tomorrow but we are dry. story next two days, cool over
night lows. it will be cooler wednesday morning. what that means, the national weather service will put out a product, frost advisory, freeze watch or something like that. this is all the cold air streaming in. i know it is cold air, it tells us the air is cold enough to produce vertical sheer and get you clouds. that is how cold the air is. the ocean isn't that warm but it is warm enough to create that. the cool air pulls in. i will have more on the forecast, how we are doing for rainfall when i come back. travel peak this friday. aaa says 12 million californians will be on the move. that is 2% more than last year. some 10 million californians will drive while a million will be flying. bay area man gets trapped
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flames broke out at 7:30 this morning. everybody got out okay. firefighters had the fire out in 15 minutes. san francisco firefighters carried out a strange rescue this morning. it involved a man and a chimney and no, he wasn't dressed as santa claus. >> i am not sure how he entered. >> the man slid down 6 floors inside the chimney from the roof of an apartment building and he got stuck near the bottom. neighbors called 911. firefighters had to dismantle part of the chimney and then use special equipment to get him out. >> when we arrived we found one person inside of a -- the fire chimney here. had to free some of the bricks to get him out. >> the man was rushed to the
hospital. he is expected to be okay. investigators aren't saying why he was in the chimney but he was not trespassing. president obama and speaker of the house john boehner held talks today to work out a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. john boehner didn't speak to reporters after the meeting with the president but he offered to accept one of the president's demand, higher taxes on the rich. push to spare mental health from fiscal cliff cuts. programs that provide mental health screenings, case management and funding for medication could be on the line. advocates say the massacre in connecticut shows why the services are crucial. >> that shows up all over the community, not only in schools but also in hospital emergency
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the tragedy. >> every facet of the weapons will be analyzed. >> police said their investigation will be pain steaking and lengthy. -- pain steaking and lengthy. -- pain staking and lengthy. nancy lanza was divorced from the gunman's father. she was found dead in bed. shot four times in the head. today the governor of connecticut said he is focused on getting his state through this terrible and difficult time. he made the decision to tell parents who weremading for word their children would -- who were wading for word their children would not be coming
home. >> to have that go on any longer was wrong. >> he declared a statewide moment of silence for friday at 9:30 a.m. the governor said he will ask governors across the country to observe the moment of silence and for every church to ring its bells 26 times. ktvu's john sasaki spent this weekend in newton, connecticut. watch his reports and get the latest on the investigation by going to www.ktvu.com. gun buy back programs in san francisco and oakland were the most successful they have ever had. ktvu's christien kafton is live tonight and tells us why they think so many people decided to sell their weapons this time around. >> reporter: san francisco and oakland police say even one gun taken off the street good news but the 600 guns they took off the streets this weekend was more than they could hope for.
>> reporter: they showed off a fraction of the guns. >> can be concealed and used on the street. >> reporter: he said the school shooting at sandy hook elementary school was on everyone's find. >> about the shooting, happened to see an old shotgun and decided she would sell it. >> reporter: the owner of a medical marijuana donated the cash to buy back the guns, 300 from oakland and 300 from san francisco. >> this excides any buy back we have done before and i think it is because folks want to get the guns out of their house. >> reporter: this is a good start but stressed she believes the country need stricter gun controls. >> we are glad to take these guns off the street but there
are still many guns out there. >> reporter: both police departments say killings like the one in connecticut awareness. both said it is like a slow motion tragedy. live, christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. >> statistics indicate legal gun ownership is on the rise in california. back ground checks have gone up 43% in the last decade. a million back ground checks, 700,000 in 2002. most filed by people who already owned guns. margen stanley will pay a -- morgan stanley will pay a fine for violating security laws. they coached facebook officials on how to disclose information
to analysts without making that information public. they said it is an example was wast investigators -- wallenda investigators have -- wall street investigators have. the dow is up 100 to 13,235. the nasdaq is up 39 at 3,010. the s&p is up 16 at 1,430. in san jose hockey hitting ice tonight and the game is sold out. ktvu's robert handa is live and tells us it is not the sharks playing tonight but fans say it is the next best thing. >> reporter: we are that shark tank and this is the home of the san jose sharks but no one has been home for a while. so tonight it will be the home of the bulls, though fans will be wearing teal. >> a turnover. he ties the game. >> reporter: the nhl sharks will not be in sight when professional hockey returns tonight, instead the team
worked out between the san francisco bulls against the stockton thunder, a contest originally scheduled for january. for many fans it is better than nothing. >> not having hockey has been difficult but it is nice to have the bulls come in and have hockey in. fill the void. >> we don't want to be in a work stoppage. we had to adjust. we like to see a game. >> the sharks guaranteed a full house and a lot of pre- game parties downtown by offering the free seats to ticket tolders first. >> the restaurants -- holders first. >> the rostrants and bars -- restaurants and bars aren't getting the business they normally would. >> touch as lut of people -- a
lot of people. >> reporter: the bulls trail the thunder this year but beat them the three times they played. so this will be the rivalry to watch till the nhl returns. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. scientists watched their instruments as nasa crashed its own probes into a mountain on the lunar surface. >> impact in three, two, one, zero. [ cheers and applause ] >> that wrapped up a 15 month mission. nasa didn't want it to randomly smash so they picked a point near the north pole. >> a rush for holiday shoppers is on. >> if the numbers are right and they usually are, well, these are some of the uraliest early bird shoppers this sees --
corroded pipe. chevron wants to replace the pipe with a pipe made of 9 chrome. which is more resist tonight corrosion. regulators recommended stainless steel. they are holding off approving a permit till the dispute is settled. ktvu's tom vacar is live in san francisco to tell us why the majority of americans are still checking off their list. tom? >> reporter: with that one week only 1-4 americans say they are shopped out, none of them are here, that is for sure. >> merry christmas. >> reporter: visa surveyed a thousand americans. the bay area is the leading lagger. >> 79% have yet to finish their holiday shopping. >> the reasons are many.
>> today was my first day so couldn't get it all done but got a lot. >> sometimes you are short of time in a given day. out of ideas. >> we are busy. there is a lot to do. parties. >> reporter: she ran out of time. >> i hate coming downtown. i dread it. but i have to do it. >> reporter: it also has its appeal. >> the spirit in the store, the music, the christmas decoration, a lot more people than before, people are happier. >> good to see everybody in a festive mood. >> reporter: shapers are smart -- shoppers are smarter than before. >> you try to find the last minute deals. you know, the later it gets the better the deals get. >> reporter: and says visa,
each of those 3-4 shoppers will spend 2-$400. consumer editor tom vacar ktvu channel 2 news. hear them crying. talk to the baby. telling the baby to breathe. >> for the first time two police officers tell their emotional tale of minding a baby unresponsive and all alone in the street. >> back here in a few minutes, rainfall and then we will look at how soon the next rain will get here. i will have the details back in about 10. tiramisu.
a teen accused of shooting at a couple and steeling a car was denied separate trials today. the attorney argued there was no connection between the two crime. he stole a car to impress a girl and then shot at the truck she was riding in when she rejected him. he is held on $2 million bail. police are looking for the man who robbed a wells fargo bank over the weekend. they revested this photo today. -- released this photo today. it happened before 2:00 p.m. saturday afternoon. the man demanded money and made off with cash. he threatened the teller with a gun although a gun was not visible. the fbi has been called in to
assist with the investigation. police arrested one burglar but they called off the search for a second man. officers were called after 8:00 a.m. this morning. neighbors reported two suspicious men. they ran off when they spotted the offenses. one man was caught but a two hour search failed to turn up the second suspect. we heard today from the two san francisco police officers whose quick thinking saved a newborn barry last week. -- baby last week. ktvu's allie rasmus has more. >> reporter: hugs and smiles of relief at the police station today after two police officers recounted the rescue. >> panic. yeah. i mean, you know, you find a child who is not breathing, you know, it was a newborn, it was
a newborn. >> reporter: steven koshey and matt cloud -- sheldon concert hall and matt mc-- stanley cup and matt cloud responded to the call. -- steven koshey and matt cloud responded to the call. >> gasping. not breathing. having two young children i know what a baby should look like and the baby showed no signs. no movement. >> the officers knew it would be 10 minutes before a ambulance arrived so they raced to the hospital themselves. he performed cpr on the newburn. >> while he drove i kept -- newborn. while he drove i kept up cpr. >> i could hear him talking to the baby just telling the baby to come back and breathe. so, you, that is something i will never forget. >> the baby is still in the hospital but in stable
condition. he will be okay ncaa has to the -- thanks to the help of these two fathers. >> reporter: they will be going back to the hospital in the coming days and pay a visit and they are working together on putting together presents for him. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the mother was also taken to the hospital. a police source tells ktvu she had cocaine in her system at the time of the birth. she has been charged with willful court to a child -- curalty to a child. she is set --culety to a child. she is -- cruelty to a child. she is set to be arraigned tomorrow. she complained the easy bake oven was too girly for her brother and she inspired a
youtube video. today they announced plans for a new gender neutral easy bake oven. the rain came down in the form of snow in the sierra. right now in truckee. we checked with caltrans, chains are required on highway 50 and interstate 80 through the mountain passes. >> let's talk about our weather, rain passed through but more on the way? >> more on the way. the cool tomorrow and the mountains are still snowing. coming up i have the rainfall average. last year at this time 40% of where we should be. check out where we are right now, as of this morning. santa rosa, you see these numbers. 147% of average in santa rosa. 136 in san francisco and 121 in san jose. nice to be ahead of the curve this time of year. last year we were playing catch
up. never caught up. we got more rain coming as we head into the next -- about 36 hours. might be a sprinkle tonight. no big deal. sprinkle tomorrow. no big deal. thursday and friday more significant weather. temperatures dropped as the cool air, these are cold storms from the north. rainfall accumulations thursday, friday, weekend, 2-4 inches of rain. not like the last storms, we are going to get rain now, accumulations, especially on thursday and friday. tonight, clear, cold. we are worried about the cool temperatures over night tonight and tomorrow. 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, look goods. tomorrow night, look goods. wednesday, clouds. wednesday looks dry.
and then wednesday about there, wednesday night into thursday morning. and then here comes thursday. clocks, right, the model stops. couple days of dry, which is good. highs tomorrow, look like over night lows from not long ago. san francisco 55. pacifica 55. 52 fairfield. when we get into wednesday, day time highs won't get into had 50s, some stay in the 40s. so it will be cooler. warmest spots on thursday in the low 50s. showers ramp up thursday and friday and more into the weekend. on again, off again. thursday and friday we will get accumulation. >> cold weather on the way. >> cold weather. >> thank you. only on 2, our report uncovered abuses at camps meant
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from a stomach virus. rapes of refugee women in haiti. we reported on a agency that intervened. experts say because of that story the rapes have stopped. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler has the latest. >> reporter: we obtained this video today. rape victims and parents speaking up, desperate to be heard. she said she is suicidal. >> i feel that i am without family. >> the translator, who we met today in san francisco. >> we are trying to -- to give a voice to these girls. >> reporter: he said in october there were 300 rape as month in the 7 camps and no prosecution.
after our story, young women and their families found the courage to speak out. after an estimated 6,000 rapes, 51 rapists have been investigated and another 100 are under -- have been arrested and arth 100 are under investigation. >> reporter: -- another 100 are under investigation. >> reporter: health and science editor john fowler ktvu channel 2 news. researchers say most doctors do not warn their pregnant patients about the risk of exposure to chemicals. they found most doctors are concerned about the environmental risks of chemicals for pregnant women and their babies but doctors only ask about their exposure
to pesticides and pbas less than 20% of the time. researchers say doctors don't have enough information. coming up, live to newton, connecticut where a community said good-bye to two little boys as a neighboring school prepares to welcome survivors. >> and a push for more treatment of mental health issues and one program dedicated to doing just that.
nothing is going to be the same. trying to pick up the pieces. >> a community comes together to pay tribute to two young victims of the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news. hello. i am gasia mikalian. >> and i am frank somerville. >> two victims were laid to rest tonight. schools prepare to reopen except for sandy hook elementary school. ktvu's john sasaki continues our coverage from newton, connecticut where he talked to a community in mourning. john? >> reporter: the memorial here at the base of theis