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>> reporter: crews on the scene of a crash in san francisco trying to get power back on in this neighborhood. we'll tell you what led up to the crash and the big step pg&e just took to get the lights on. a marijuana club damaged by an overnight fire. why investigators are suspicious about how it started. >> reporter: we're live in petaluma where the community is coming together to help try to find a missing teen.
we'll also tell you the latest clues in the investigation. new unemployment numbers just came out this morning. did the threat of falling off the fiscal cliff put employers -- have employers not to start hiring? good morning. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's friday, january 4th. right now, pg&e is still working to restore power to dozens of customers in san francisco. they lost power after a driver fleeing from police crashed into a power pole in a caltrain parking lot. ktvu's claudine wong has been at the scene since 4:30 this morning and has more. they are making some progress? >> reporter: yes, tori. since we last economicked in with you, we -- checked in with
you, they've made some progress. there was a power pole hanging from the top of the hours and hanging down. the big step was to get that down. now it's laying on the tree. they said once they -- on the ground. they said once they did that, they would be able to fix the power. take a look at this scene right now. it's a mess. it's been that way for more than five hours since this chase happened. it started at 1:50 this morning. san francisco police telling me this actually started as a chp place that ended up down in the streets of san francisco. they say the driver fled from a traffic stop, ended up crashing into the power pole, into a fence and into a caltrain truck that happened to be parked in an employee parking lot. that knocked out the power, the driver fled. san francisco police got on scene and they are righting up
up that accident report for this. the driver is still at large. there were a lot of people without power and then it came down to 100, with a couple big buildings affected. one man who has a business here says he has had to turn off of servers. >> i was doing work on the vpn and then i had to make sure that the servers were shut down properly and that's when i saw the security guard for our building, he told me what happened. i came up here, saw the accident. i went back on the office. shut down all of the servers and new i'm gonna stand here and wait. p. >> reporter: he's still waiting back mere live at fifth and town send. pg&e says they -- townsend. pg&e says they hope to have the power on soon. but for this building, they are who that set up a jen -- gonna
set up a generator for them and it could be hours before they get that power back on. the expanding search this morning to find a missing 19- year-old girl, alist byrne. last -- allysa byrne, last seen at a lake tahoe casino. tara moriarty is live where her hometown is raising money to pay for this search. >> reporter: that's right. we understand the sheriff's office in nevada is gonna hold a press conference at 10:00 this morning. hopefully we'll learn more information. the restaurant behind me, beyond the flory, this is one of -- glory, this is one of four restaurants that will help with the search. alyssa's mother and brother have been by the phone waiting to hear any news while her father has been up in the lake tahoe for the past few days looking for his daughter. search and rescue teams scoured the area by helicopter and snow
knew-- snowshoe. she vanished on new year's eve from the horizon hotel. one friend who said he spotted her in the lobby that night says alyssa didn't seem to be herself. he said she appeared intoxication but was not in distress. so far all of these searches have turned up nothing. >> apparently it was -- it revealed nothing which i was very revealed to find out. you know, i'm hoping -- i'm hopeful that that means she's in an area where at least she's warm. >> reporter: now, investigators have discovered a new signal, transmitted from her phone just minutes after the new year. they are looking into that as well as some tweets. alyssa's twitter account show two final tweets that she just lost trust in the person she trusted the most. that was on the afternoon of
new year's eve. it can't be determined that byrne herself posted those tweets. we want to tell you this morning, starting today, there will be some fudsers, at some restaurants, the first one tonight, maverick's and then tomorrow beyond the glory and then sunday night at pongo's. back to you. >> thank you. investigators in petaluma are trying to figure out what sparked a fire in a mobile home that killed a 90-year-old woman. this was at the leisure lake mobile home park on stone youy road. the mobile home was fully engulfed by the time firefighters arrived. the body of the 90-year-old woman was found in a rear bedroom. firefighters are looking into whether the home had a working smoke detector.
a san francisco man is due in court this afternoon in connection with a deadly crash on new year's day. police say 19-year-old david morales shot three shots at three people and then -- fired three shots at three people. he killed two of them. he seriously inr injured the third -- seriously injured the third. two teenagers charged with strangling a castro valley woman and then setting her home on fire. the 16-year-old and the 18-year- old are being prosecuted as adults. they are accused of breaking into the victim's home in october to steal guns and jewelry. prosecutors say they killed the woman, then came back later to burn down her house and try to cover up the murder. well, new this morning, the jobs report for december just came out. reports show the unemployment rate holding at 7.8%. coming up for you at 7:15 how
wall street is reacting to those numbers. it is 7:07. new this morning, thousands of lights are being installed on the bay bridge. it's part of a huge art project. in march, the bridge will be turned into a light show, 25,000 energy-efficient lights will light up the western side of the span. the entire $8 million project is being paid for by private donations. >> we're 40% of the way there in terms of the installation. very soon we will be able to turn on lights. >> now, this is important, when you drive on the bay bridge, you won't be able to see the lights to prevent distracted drive driving. they will only be visible from the shore line. it looks cool. >> spectacular. >> i think it will be up for two years. with that in mind, hey, sal, can you take is to the bridge -- take us to the
bridge? >> yes, i can. >> thank you. >> we'll go to the bridge westbound bay bridge. i think you will like what we see here westbound. it doesn't look all that bad at all. in fact, we haven't had a delay this morning at the toll plaza. again, this is probably the last day we'll see this. some schools are out next week as well. we might be in better shape. a lot people come back to work and school on monday. this is 101 approaching the 80 split and that person traffic is doing very well -- and that traffic is doing very well. in san jose, we had a couple of minor problems and we also have a little bit of slowing on northbound 101 as you approach 13. let's go to steve. >> all right, sal. thank you. cold morning but not as cold. the 20s we've had the last couple of mornings being -- it's cold out there. i know. it's cold. there -- they are about 5 degrees whammer than 24 hours ago. every system that's been coming in for the last ten days has
split right off the coast and we've been left high and dry. one system looks like it's going to move into the weekend and give us rain late saturday and you early sunday. confidence level is done here. this is a definite diversion from what we've seen from the last -- about 10 days. it looks quiet next week but very cool and breezy. high pressure builds back in. this will be one and done as we go into the weekend. today, mostly sunny, but instead of those 20s, a lot more 20s. 32 in concord. they were 28 yesterday. walnut creek was 27 yesterday. 33 livermore. san jose, 38. that's warmer than yesterday. santa rosa, the coldest at 31. they also have a bit of a west wind at 5 miles an hour. the windchill is 26 along with fog, 9 in tahoe. they were zero at this time yesterday. 30 ukiah. fog out to the valley. anybody traveling on the 5, watch pout for that -- ouch out
for that fog. this system -- watch out for that fog. this system is splitting. that will give us increasing clouds and rain. i don't think a lot. maybe .25 or .50 at the most. i'm not feeling it like this one. >> patchy fog, high clouds, highs -- highs today, 50s, 60s. some of that patchy fog, and again, 50s on the temperatures. the east wind coming in from the valley. upper 50s , low 60s. an albanian family facing burglary charges. they are accused of trying to shoplift from nord some's in palo alto. police say a 52-year-old man, his wife and daughter stole men
clothing from the store on december 27th. the store says the family came back and stole a coach purse. employees say they tried to stop the family but they were only able to detain the daughter. they arrested her parents. all three 0 are released on -- are released on bail. christina milligan was arrested after reporting that her 9-year-old autistic son was missing. sheriff deputies say they found the boy in a bedroom in milligan's roach-infested apartment. his clothing, they say, was soaked in urine and the apartment was filthy. the boy and his siblings have been turned over to child protective services. from hero to handcuffs. what's next for sergio promo following his arrest in las vegas. and it's dr. mcdreamy verses starbucks. who is winning in the battle to snap up tully's coffee. vñ
still cold out there. it will be mostly sunny today. temperatures 50, 60s. looks like increasing clouds on the weekend. a woman in louisiana is thanking an off-duty firefighter and first responder for saving her life after this fiery crash. woman's car you can see there was pinned under a big rig just feet from two diesel tanks. the two men noticed someone was trapped inside and did not think twice about jumping in to save her life. >> i realized she was alive and by that time, the whole car was full of smoke. i went in there, i put my flannel jacket on her face and moved -- removed the seat belt. >> the woman had a blackout due to a medical condition and lost
control. u.s. troops arrived in turkey to man patriot missile defense batteries near the syrian border. turkey asked nato for help. the u.s., jame and the netherlands installed these missiles in the border area to intercept any syrian missiles. 400 troops will be assigned to the patriot missile. the latest jobs report, it came out this morning, it shows small growth for the u.s. economy. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c., those numbers don't seem strong enough for investors. kyla? >> reporter: economists felt pretty positive about this morning's report but the same can't be said for investors on wall street. we're gonna take a live look at those numbers right now. stocks are up slightly but much of the last 45 minutes they were down slightly. this all comes on the heels of
this morning's jobs report. 155,000 jobs were added in dice. that's up slight -- in december. that's up from november. the unmoment rate held steady at 7.8%. california's not faring as well with 9.8% of the population looking for work right now. taking a closer look at the national numbers, the private sentor added 168,000 -- sector added 168,000 jobs. but the government did cut 13,000 jobs. we have more positive news in morning. a total of 1.84 million jobs were added in all of 2012. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:17. now that she's out of the hospital, hillary clinton plans to keep her pledge to testify to congress about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. secretary clinton was released from the hospital on wednesday after getting treatment for a blood clot in her brain. she canceled scheduled appearances at congressional
hearss last month -- hearings last month after she fainted and fell and hit her hit. there were accusations she was exaggerating how sick she was to avoid testifying. ailail ailal-jazeera plans to keep a bureau in san francisco of the current tv. gavin newsom will be leaving his talk show on current tv by the end of the month. dr. mcdreamy does well with the ladies on gray's anatmy. he his his investment group's bid appears to be winning for
tully's coffee. there are 47 locations in california and washington. they filed for bankruptcy. it's not a done deal yet. a bankruptcy judge will have the final say next week. in san francisco, there's been a fierce battle between food trucks and restaurants but now new rules could help ease some of that tension. the restaurant association says some restaurants are losing up to 40% of profits because food trucks are parked right outside their door. but now new guide lines proposed by scott wiener would make it so trucks would not longer be able to serve near restaurants. a hearing is scheduled later this month. 7:19. new this morning, new details about the 49ers stadium being built in santa clara. the team's ceo recently talked with the wall street tunnel and says the team's goal is to make -- journal and says the team's
goal is to make this more concrete. you can still see the game while you are waiting at a concession stand. you should be age to see the game -- you should be able to see the game still. tickets go on sale monday 10:00 a.m. for the playoffs. the 9ers don't know who they are gonna play. if the packers beat the vikingngses tomorrow night, the 49ers will -- vikingses tomorrow night, the 49ers will play green bay. whatever team they face, you will see next saturday's game right here on ktvu channel 2. 7:20. san francisco giants' pitcher sergio romo has been issued a summons to appear in a las vegas courtroom, this after he was detained at the airport on new year's day. the tsa says romo could not provide the proper i.d.
at a security department. they say he became -- checkpoint. they say he became upset and it's not known exactly when he's due in court. the giants released a statement last night from romo. it says that he would like to apologize for the recent events at the las vegas airport. i love the giants, my teammates and my fans and promise to conduct myself in the future in the san francisco giants' way. a new survey shows americans are split over how the government should handle the nation's obesity epidemic. americans blame cheap fast food and too much time in front of the television. a third of the respondents believe the government should be deeply involved. others say they shouldn't have a role at all or little role. california's health
exchange covered cover california has approval. this will off earnings at lower cost to qualify for low-income families and individuals. it's estimated 6 million californians have no medical coverage, including 1 million here in the bay area. 7:21. like it or not, we may get some more rain soon. look out our window now. our meteorologist steve paulson is coming back and tell you about a storm system heading our way this weekend. a process -- a protest turns violent in chile. good morning. highway 4, this traffic looks good. we do have problems popping you up in the east bay. we'll let you know more about that -- straight ahead.
lung infection. the government says he's being treated for a respiratory deficiency. he encountered complications after his fourth surgefully havana to treat his cancer which was diagnosed last year. [ sirens ] and a demonstration in chile turns violent. good -- hooded protesters threw molotov cocktails at two bank offices and set small fires. they were marking the fifth anniversary of the death of a young indian. he was shot in the back by a police officer during an attempt by the indian to reclaim farmland they say belonged to their ancestors. the officer who killed him was sentenced to three years in prison. sal is back. you were saying that some things are happening in the east bay. >> that's right. we're gonna run those down for you. we have traffic that's still pretty light around the bay. let's take a look at some of these pictures that we have. the important one, the bay bridge, traffic looks good
coming in san francisco with no major problems there. also on 880, the traffic looks good in both directions. you can see traffic is moving well. there's a problem dublin this morning at the corner of clark and dublin, an auto/pedestrian accident with injuries. police are on the scene there. let's go to steve. well, we do have mostly clear skies. a little bit of patchy fog out there. temperatures will start to rebound a little bit here today. you can see some of that high cloud deck up there. and with that in mind, the increasing clouds will be here on saturday. and we'll see partly cloudy skies. lows are in the 30s. they are in the 40s. so they are running warmer than we've seen. that system today is gonna hold in check. so we have mostly sunny skies. temperatures again, after some patchy fog. cool to mild. 54 to 62 today and maybe mere 60 for morgan -- near 60 for
megan hill -- morgan hill. a richmond politician gives up his city council seat days before he's supposed to be sworn in. the serious health issue that's keeping him from doing his job and what will have to be done to replace him. >> reporter: we're live in san jose at a cannabis club where employees are mopping up after a fire broke out inside. we'll tell you about a piece of evidence that investigators are looking at because they think this is suspicious. >> reporter: we're live in concord where a legendary high school high school coach may have coached his -- a legendary high school coach may have coached his last game.
employees are in -- employees in san jose are cleaning up at a cannabis club after an overnight fire. firefighters cleared the scene 20 minutes ago. janine de la vega is live to tell us what kind of evidence the investigators will be looking at. >> reporter: fire investigators are back in the office looking over all of the evidence that makes them believe that this fire is suspicious. one piece of evidence that will be critical is that surveillance camera. they want to see if that security camera captured anyone near that window because that's where the fire started. firefighters were called to the
health care cannabis club, which is a medical marijuana dispensary, at 4:30 a.m. they found a small fire in the conference room. the window of that room was broken when they arrived. they smelled gasoline. the sprinkler system has been -- had been activated and that kept the fire small. investigators will be combing through evidence closely to come up with a cause. >> gonna try to piece together the business profession, the way the fire started, where the gasoline was from and all other factors to see if this was caused or was it accidental. >> reporter: a manager of the dispensary says they were alerted by the security company that monitors the club. they reported motion sensors had been set off and smoke was soon by the security cameras in -- was seen by the security cameras inside. they are upset and want to know
if the club was targeted. they are hopeful the security cameras are helpful and captured something. they also tell me they don't grow any marijuana plants they just keep the medical marijuana here. none of their product was damaged. back to you. >> thank you. we are finding out more about what led up to a deadly shooting at the summer breeze apartment complex in san jose on new year's eve. a police report says two maintenance workers confronted cisco reyou a know because they -- christopher soriano because they thought he robbed a car. some people say a lack of police officers is forcing people to take matters into their own hands. >> a lot of them are armed and willing to fight you in order to escape. it's not worth risking your personal safety in order to protect property that can be
replaced. >> officers say 11 vehicles have been stolen from the complex in the past year. while san jose's crime rate continues to gun, san jose police say the number of officers -- to go up, san jose says the number of officers is going down. overnight, several christmas tree fires in san francisco kept firefighters busy. one of them was at 21st and folsom, right there. the fire department responded to at least ten different calls of christmas trees on fire in the streets. law enforcement officials are gonna increase on the ocean beach because of the annual illegal tradition of burning trees on the beach. in san francisco, you can legally put your tree outside on your regular trash collection day. crews in berkeley are investigating the cause of a water main break. it broke upon dwight way about 6:00 last night. now, the workers shut down the water main, cutting off water to about 16 homes during the
night. an underground pipe flooded part of the road. no damage was caused to nearby homes. well, three drivers in vallejo very lucky to be alive after parts of a huge tree crashed down onto their cars. it happened last night on columbus parkway about 6:00. big tree limbs suddenly tracked and -- cracked and fell down, hitting three cars as they drove by. >> i saw the branch falling and i don't know what i thought. you know, it happened so quick and i was just in it. i just hit it. >> two of the cars were damaged while the third one managed to keep driving. 7:34. today, the lasalle high school's coach will make a big announcement. brian flores is in concord where the coach could retire after 34 seasons and now a lot of fans are saying -- hoping it isn't so. brian? >> reporter: hi, tori. you are exactly right. there are a lot of great high school teams throughout the
state. there's even great programs. but the job that the coach has done here in concord is absolutely amazing. after 34 years of coaching, it's being reported that he may step down this afternoon. but whether that means retirement or remains unclear at this time, it's being widely reported it will happen today. the school issued a press release saying -- saying there will be a press conference this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. it didn't specifically mention retirement, only saying it would provide more information about the future development of the program. but the job that the coach has done is just simly legendary in the high school football ranks. he's had the most wins in california history. his 9.34 winning percentage is a national record. from 1994-2004, his team has won 150 games in a row and won
28 nca titles. he's had 20 previous undoe feeted seasons as well -- undefeated seasons as well. he's coached maurice jones drew and he's mentioned retirement before. but it's still unclear whether he will mention it this afternoon. we tried getting some reaction from staff because many students are on winter break. the principal said you are more than welcome to be here but we're not talking until 3:00 this afternoon. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 7:36. a celebration of life will be held tomorrow for a teacher and former firefighter who died suddenly. 35-year-old ben whitener died last sunday. he's a former east contra costa fire captain. he had to take early retirement because of a work-related injury. he started to teach at freedom high school.
services are at 2:00 tomorrow afternoon at golden hills community church in brentwood. gary bell will not be able to take office due to complications due to a sinus infection. he's in a medically-induced coma to ten him recover from three recent neurosurgeries. he was due to be sworn into office on thursday. the council has 60 days to appoint a successor or call another election. sal, there's a crash in dublin. >> yes, it's an auto have pedestrian accident in dublin -- auto pedestrian accident in dublin. this is near 580. it's not on the freeway. as we move the maps to hayward in union city, the traffic looks good and then across to the peninsula, it should be a
nice drive on -- drive on 101. the drive pictures have not been a problem at all here. northbound 101 and southbound 101 are off to a good start. let's go to steve. all right. well, sunrise over the big city. a few high clouds around. even some patchy fog. it's still cold. we're out of the 20s. i know it's not much consolation but more 33, 35 and downright balmy in san jose at 38. patchy fog. overnight lows, 30 to 35. the last couple mornings have been 25 to 30. p higher clouds are coming in. the system right there -- it's gone now. that will give us increasing clouds now. kind of a mix of sun and clouds today. temperatures starting off in the 30s and 40s but we'll end up with upper 50s to low 60s. it looks like some weekend rain will develop. all of the systems have been coming in splitting off the coast. now the forecast models say this will split over us.
i think it's going to be a weaker system. it looks like one and done. 30s on the temperatures or 40. oakland, 40. the city 45. but fairfield is at 30. 31 santa rosa. there's some patchy fog, livermore and concord and out to the valley. tahoe is 9. yesterday at this time i think they were 0. so temperatures not as bad. sacramento, along with fog. stockton as well. watch out for some of that tulle fog if you have to travel out that way. today is all right. i think tomorrow, too. partly sunny, 33. late saturday, early sunday, they may get some snow up there. mostly sunny for us today. patchy fog on the cold side. more of that damp cold. mid- to upper 50s. a little cooler and then an east breeze coming in. 59 in oakland. 58 alameda. we'll go 60 morgan hill.
santa cruz, 59. saratoga at 59. a lot of 50s on the san mateo coast in the city and on the peninsula upper 50s. san carlos close to 59. rain on saturday and sunday. and then it clears out. clear on monday and tuesday. despite the grumbling in his own party, joan boehner was eeckt -- john boehner was elected as house speaker. [ applause ] >> ten republicans voted for someone else as speaker. boehner struggled to hold back tears as he welcomed new members of congress. nancy pelosi retains her position as minority leader. the new congress is the most die veers ever. there are a -- diverse ever. there are a record number of women, five more than the
previous congress. there are 43 african-americans, 31 latinos, 12 asians and 7 gay or bisexual members. and happening right now, lawmakers in the house of representatives are discussing a 9.7 billion measure to help pay flood insurance claims for victims of superstorm sandy. this is a live picture right now with members of congress from new york and new jersey. they are speaking out. let's listen in. >> in the last 20 years, this as the longest people affected by -- this is the longest people affected by disasters have waited for congress to help with relief. it's not acceptable. i've voted for aid wherever there's been a natural disaster. the northeast deserves the same. new york is a donor state. we give more to the federal government than we take back. now we need help and politics should not be played with the help that we need. we should be --
>> we've been hearing from members of congress. they were curious -- furious when john boehner canceled the vote on tuesday. there will be another vote on january 15th for a larger $51 billion aid package that's already been approved by the senate. still this morning, many lawmakers are expressing out -- outrage that it's taken nine weeks to get any help for the victims. an's motional trip, a well- known member of gunfire will be making a visit to connecticut today. who is sponsoring a new series of ads featuring a specific word that makes a lot of people uncomfortable? vñ
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the government unemployment report out this morning sent stocks mostly edging higher in early trading. u.s. employers ad -- added 155,000 jobs in december. taking a live look at the big board, you can see the dow has dipped down into negative territory, down 12. the nasdaq is down 2. the s&p is still up 3. apple stock is down -- apple's stock is down 25% since hitting its all-time high last september. now analysts have mixed forecasts on where the stock is heading. it's currently selling for about $529. it's down 2 1/3. unone analyst is forecasting it will -- one analyst is
forecasting it will fall below $300 year. another analyst says it will stop $1100 before the end of 2013. we're getting closer to a huge light show right over the bay. pam cook is here now with a sneak preview. >> yes. thousands of lights are being installed on the bay bridge for a huge art project. we've been talking about this. one of our ktvu photographers got a little preview late last note on the progress that's being done on this very complex -- last night on the progress that's being done. 25,000 energy-efficient lights are gonna shine on the western side of the span. now, the entire project will be about $8 million. it's being paid for by private donations. about $2 million still needs to be raised. now, the artist, we got to talk to him as well. he's hopeful and very excited about the project as well. >> we're 40% of the way there in terms of the installation. and very soon, they will be
able to start turning on lights and seeing what they can do. >> now, you are gonna need to park and find a vantage point before or afteryou cross the -- before or after you cross the bridge. you won't be able to see the lights from the bridge. now, the work continues, it should be ready in march. our next hour of "mornings on 2", we'll get a close look at the lights and a little more explanation about what -- the complex lighting system that this is gonna be made up of. dave? >> thank you, pam. a protest planned for "zero dark 30" and the torture scenes. the movie is about the capture of osama bin laden. senator feinstein and john mccain are upset about what they call inaccurate scenes. they are demanding information from the cia about what the producers of the movie were
told. as many as 15,000 american troops may stain in -- stay stay in afghanistan even after the official 2013 withdraw. that's according to a new plan submitted to the pentagon. now, the low-end option would leave about 6500 troops from afghanistan for counterterrorism operations. while the bigger option would leave 15,000 troops to help train afghan security forces. the plans are now waiting for official approval from the defense secretary. it is 7:48. a new series of ads featuring the word "jihad" is getting a lot of attention. the ads are sponsored by the council on american islamic organizations. the organization says the word is misunderstood by most americans. people we talked with certainly had negative impressions of the word. >> a group of islamic people who are the bad guys. >> it means a -- it's killing
people. >> the sponsors of the ad say gee maude actually means a struggle -- jihad actually means a struggle to be better. another definition says it's a holy war to defend or spread religious beliefs. former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords will reportedly visit newtown, connecticut today. she's expected to meet with the families -- victims of last night's deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary. the meeting is said to take place in a private home. she was severely injured in a mass shooting in tucson arizona two years ago. six other people died in that attack. 7:49. criminal charges are gonna be filed -- or were filed over the death of a 4-month-old baby pat a san rafael change center. staff members at magic -- at a child care center the boy
suffocated. the child revoked child care's center's office -- child care center's office. two protesters were mock 19 people arrested -- among 19 people arrested during a columbus day protest. the da wanted to see their tweets along with twitter photos and tweets from their followers. lawyers from the aclu argued that request was too broad. well, san francisco 49ers kicker david akers has had problems on the field. now he's been getting death threats. achers says -- ache ersays the death threat -- aker says the death threats came off the field on twitter. so he has shut down his account. the 49ers, by the way, just signed billly cundiff.
he and akers are fighting superior a spot on the roster. a mailbox has been stolen from alameda's main office. police say the thieves stole the blue collection box from shore line drive. u.s. postal service is urging anyone who may have used that box to review their bank and credit card statements. a $10,000 reward is being offered in the case. a 6-year-old's act of kindness is generating a chain reaction that's reached much further than anyone might have dreamed. donna mckenzie is a volunteer with the livermore homeless refuge. she says the day before thanksgiving a little girl donated everything in her piggy bank to help the homeless. it turned out to be $6.12. but her generosity became a local newspaper story and that led others to donate whatever they could. >> i think we can all take something from this little girl. because, you know, everybody
can't do everything but everybody can do something. >> the donationsen toed -- the donations topped $1800 with offers to -- with offers had help still coming in. the only regret, she didn't ask the little girl's name so she -- her last name so she could thank her. millions of people go to lake tahoe every year because it's so beautiful. big changes could be coming in the future. how ski resorts may be affected. and an oil rig grunded in the arctic -- grounded in the arctic. the lessons environmentalists say we should learn from this. uú6
very, very dangerous. in fact, yesterday, two major highways were closed because of the heavy snow. more than 3 million people visit lake tahoe each year but the area could see big changes in the future. researchers predict climate change could have major impacts on the area's tourism. new climate models show the average temperature in tahoe would rise -- could rise by as much as 9 degrees by the end of the century. researchers say that could be like moving tahoe to the same elevation as mt. diablo. last winter's ski season is a glimpse of what could happen in a warmer tahoe when the area saw 25% fewer skiers due to a lack of snow. members of congress are calling for an investigation of shell's ark offshore drilling -- arctic offshore drilling operations after a ship ran you a ground on an -- ran aground on an alaskan island. there does not appear to be any oil leaking from the ship but
environmentists say the ship's grounding proves that drilling in the arctic is a bad idea because the machinery cannot mold up against the severe weather. 7:55. san francisco international airport plans more runway closures this month. workers will be out there installing new lights and making other safety improvements. the first round of closures is next weekend. january 11th through the 14th. similar shutdowns are set for the following two weekends. if you are traveling on the weekend, expect delays up to 45 minutes. all right. so travelers bepay ware and if you are heading to the -- travelers be aware if you are heading to the airport. let's check in with sal. >> what's going on with highway 4? >> it will be slow in antioch. by the time you get to bay point it looks pretty good. there's slowing coming out of the antioch construction zone. concord's drive, most of it will be a good drive for you including 680 from the benicia
bridge to walnut creek and looking at the bay bridge toll plaza, there's not been much. westbound 580 traffic looks good from livermore to castro valley. let's go to steve. thank you, sir. a very happy friday morning. mostly sunny today. maybe a few partly cloudies. i've been having this -- i know it's cold out there but in the as cold as it has been the last couple of days. more 30s than 20s. a little bit of patchy fog. you can see a band or two. not a big deal. concord was 29 yesterday. walnut creek was 27. today they are 32. that's much warmer. [laughter] >> 32 in novato, 43 in at sfo -- at sfo. today's all right. and then increasing clouds tomorrow. if you are heading up to tahoe, it's cold but in the single digitses. maybe some -- digits. maybe some snow. mostly sunny, partly sunny, patchy fog, cold. cool to mild and temperatures
in the 50s. low for some, mid- to upper and then i did go with a couple of very low 60s. tomorrow, increasing clouds, looks like light rain. most of this january looks quiet. this might be the one system that makes it here and then cool and breezy. there is a controversy at an animal shelter in the north bay. the investigation focusing on its no-kill policy. >> reporter: work is continuing out here in san francisco as pg&e crews try to get the lights on after a crash takes out a power pole. we'll tell you what any are doing right now to help the -- what they are doing right now to help the people in the dark. >> reporter: we're live in petaluma where the community is coming together to help find a missing teen. also, find out what the teen's mother says about her last known tweet when "mornings on 2" continues.
the driver before miss car crashed into a power pole in the caltrain parking lot. now, ktvu's claudine wong has been on this since 4:30 this morning. you are back now. you are in the middle of all of the repair efforts. claudine? >> reporter: and they are making progress. the power pole is gone. they've chopped that off, put it off to the side. in the last 45 minute, a lot of the power has been -- minutes, a lot of the power has been restored. you have one building here still without power. a lot of pg&e trucks out here and they are hoping to get the power back on to that building very soon. but the repairs are gonna take showers. so they have a generator up over there. i want to give you a look at what it looked like out here at 1:50 this morning. just before 2:00, it started to according to san francisco police as a chase on a freeway by the chp but it came down on the san francisco city streets and ended at fifth and townsend when the car they were after crashed into the power pole and
then into a fence and then into a caltrain truck. driver of that bmw took off from the scene and they are still looking for him or her right now and no word on if they've been successful in that. in the meantime, there were a lot of people left in the dark. several people in the beginning and the numbers are stretching into the hundreds but there are now just one building that's still without power. in is video of them trying to hook up a jen prater for the folks in the building still in the dark because they have refrigerators -- refrigeration ires. we talked to some people and they are still waiting. did you know the power was out? >> i didn't know. >> reporter: not until you showed up for work? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: can you work without power? >> no. >> our system is down, our electricity is off, we have no phones or computers. >> reporter: when did you tell them to come in? >> i told them i would call
them. they said they would bring in generators. i can get a lot of things down. can i use my cell phone and use paper. >> reporter: you see all of those blue pg&e trucks. their job, get power back onto that building. that's a pie yotech building. they have antiviral things inside there -- that's a biotech building. they have anti-viral things inside there and they hope to have the building back on within that time frame. the power pole actually fed to the building. everyone else had to be switched off while they were doing repairs. still a mess. they are making progress and they should have it back on sometime later this morning. live in san francisco, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:03. two hours from now, investigators from nevada
looking for a missing teenager from petaluma, they will hold a press conference to update their search. tara moriarty is in petaluma where family and friends of alyssa byrne are praying she will be found alive and well. >> reporter: petaluma is a small town. i remember speaking to one of alyssa's friends yesterday. he said everyone here knows everybody. so this missing person's case is really hitting everyone pretty hard. you can see this restaurant beyond the glory. it's one of four local restaurants that are putting on fund-raisers to help in the search. alyssa's mother and brother have been waiting bay the phone. yesterday, investigators scoured the area by helicopter and snowshoe. she vanished on new year's eve from the horizon's casino hotel. she had gone there after leaving an outdoor festival
concert early. one friend who said he spotted her in the lobby said she didn't appear to be herself. he said she appeared intoxicated but not in distress. another friend said she's funny, energetic and reliable. >> i've never seen alyssa miss a day of work. she's like always the one i would call if i wanted a shift schedule change. >> reporter: now, investigators are looking into her twitter account which shows two final tweets that suggest she was upset. one says she was just lost -- she just lost trust in the person she trusted most. that was in the afternoon of new year's eve and then the second one said, you won't be apart of my life. you are -- you are nothing to me. alyssa's mom is not putting much stock in them. >> she's had a friend on and off for a long time. the two of them have -- like teenaged girls are -- with the drama have had arguments.
i know it upset berbut not to the point i know that -- i know that she -- that it would not push her to do anything. >> reporter: now, investigators have discovered a new signal transmitted from alyssa's phone minutes after the new year. they are hoping it mr. provide clues -- it will provide clues. local restaurants will be donating portions of their proceeds to help bring alyssa home. live in petaluma, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:06. police in san jose are asking anyone who may have seen an -- scene an accident that killed an elderly woman -- killed and earl woman to come forward. this what happened on white -- this what happened on white road. investigators say she was hit by a truck. police say the 70-year-old driver is cooperating with police but they still need your help to solve this crime. today, three of the four
suspects accused in a deadly home-invasion robbery are due to go before a judge. deangela austin, lucas garcia and one other man face charges for the murder of, a man named kumar. police say the investigation is ongoing and that more vets are likely. -- more arrests are likely. the healdsburg animal shelt has a controversy. the -- shelter has a controversy. they utilized a 2-year-old collie mix named posey a week before christmas. an animal rights activist blogged that a rescue organization said they would take care of the dog and that they broke the no-kill policy. a five-member committee, including a veterinarian
decided the health of the dog was deter -- deteriorating and it dead -- it needed to be put down. the old recovery rate goal was between 38 and 50%. the new goal is between 45 and 65%. caltrain had a 65% recovery rate this fiscal year. that's higher than other bay area transit agencies. 8:07. we're getting new details on that huge fire at the chevron refinery in richmond over the summer. the explosion last august, you may remember, sent a massive cloud of gas and the city. 15,000 people rushed to emergency rooms complaining of nausea and shortness of break. federal investigators tell the chronicle that photos of a leaky fuel line suggest that chevron's own firefighters may have accidentally punctured a corroding pipe while getting to
that like. investigators theorize the puncture may have fueled the fire. this morning, crude oil prices are slipping as the earlier excitement over a budget deal is fading. it's just under $93 a barrel. investigators are focusing on what is expected to be a long fight over budget cuts. they believe that could slow u.s. growth which would affect the global economy. despite that, gas prices at the pump are rising. the national average price for a gallon of regular is $3.30. that's up a penny since yesterday. of course, bay area prices are higher with san francisco drivers -- higher with san francisco drivers paying $3.66. south, north and east bay drivers are averaging about $3.78 -- $3.67. that's up a penny as well. and sal, the commute's been light. >> yes. and i think next week we won't
see the same thing. this is 880 northbound and southbound. also, the morning commute looks pretty good if you are driving out to the been toll plaza. looking at the san mateo bridge and bum barren to bridge, those -- dumbarton bridge, those bridges are doing well over to the 101. let's go to steve. thank you. good morning. cold. 30s more of a damp cold. patchy fog showing up. today's not bad. mostly sunny. but everything says increasing clouds over the weekend. patchy fog. instead of 25, they are 30 to 45. high clouds, a little bit of an early breeze as well, especially out to the valley. that brings in colder fog. temperatures there will be hard pressed to warm up. but main lip by the coast around the bay. 30s now -- well -- dash but mainly by the coast around -- but mainly by the coast around
the bay. 30s a lot. it's still cold out there. 30 in ukiah. been there all morning long. 5 in tahoe. 12 in reno. the system out here instead of splitting right about there, this one looks like it will go right over us and split. confidence level very low on the system. increasing clouds. it looks like late saturday into sunday. not a lot. .25. increasing clouds for tahoe. saturday looks okay. no warnings or watches. mostly sunny, partly sunny. some patchy fog. it's still cold out there. cool to mild on the afternoon highs. 50s on the temperatures. clearlake 32. that report from chloe. 58 napa. 56 vallejo. let's see william checked in, vallejo, 36. martinez, 56. a lot of 50s here. cooler out towards brentwood and oakley.
crockett, 38. right now, san jose, 59. 60 in morgan hill and upper 50s for a few, mid-50s for others. they run really close here. increase -- increasing clouds. this is one and done back to a cool, breezy but dry pattern monday and tuesday. interpreting those numbers from the government. what economists are seeing in the new enemployment property that came out. hey, look! a shooting star!
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it is 8:14. new this morning, slow but steady. that's how economists describe the latest jobs report released this morning. kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom digging through the report. there's more on which sectors saw the most growth. kyla? >> reporter: the nation's unemployment rate is steady at 7.8%. 155,000 jobs were added last month which is up only slightly from november. but the labor department points to growth in four specific areas. the healthcare sector boosted employment by more than 45,000 workers. food services added 38,000 jobs. construction is up by 30,000
and manufacturing employment rose by 25,000 workers. economists consider this jobs report steady considering employers likely held back last month thanks to the fiscal cliff scare in washington. the overall news is positive for 2012. 1.84million jobs were added last year. the number of unemployed people is down from this time -- time this year by .7%. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:15. former los angeles lakers coach phil jackson is now engaged to the daughter of his one-time boss. lakers' executive jeanne buss posted this picture and she wrote, phil, finally gave me the ring i wanted. the couple started to date in 1989. george lucas is engaged. the filmmakers proposed to his girlfriend of 7 years. this will be the second marriage for lucas who is 68 and the first for hobson who is
43 and president of a chicago- based investment management firm. barney frank is expressing an interest in getting back to work on capitol hill for a little while longer. he did not seek re-election in november saying he was ready to return to private life after 32 years in the house. but now frank says he asked the governor of massachusetts to appoint him to take over senator john kerry's seat when, aspected, kerry resigns to serve as secretary of state in the coming weeks. frank says the new months of the senate will be among the most important in mystery because of the decisions needed to be made. the illinois senate delayed a vote on legalizing same-sex marriage. they voted in favor of a bill to allow gay marriage but senate democrats delayed a full floor vote because several key supporters were not there in the final days of the session. there may not be a senate vote
there for a couple of weeks. the illinois state senate delayed a vote on semi- automatic weapons. a new york newspaper is now being protected by armed guards after angering the community when it published the names and addresses of those with gun permits. to -- now, following the school shooting, the names were published and they got those names from the freedom information law. thousand they want to public more names from other counties but the county has turned down the paper's request. >> any put murdersers and gang members in -- murderers and gang members -- >> what about the folks who choose not to have a weapon in their home? to me, they are equally, if not, more vulnerable. >> now, senator ball is reintroducing legislation that
would prevent names and april dresses from being published -- addresses from being published in the future. new details about the 49ers stadium under construction in santa clara. jed york recently spoke to the wall street journal and said the team's goal is to make the fan experience as great as possible. it's designed to open concourses so you can still see the game while waiting at some concession stands. it will also be very high-tech with fans being able to leave their wallet at home and use their smartphone to pay for everything. the stadium is set to open for the 2014 season. the 49ers will host a divisional playoff game next saturday, a week from tomorrow, at candlestick. tickets go on sale monday morning at 10:00 a.m. the 9ers don't know who they will be playing. if the packers beat the vikings tomorrow night, they will host green bay. but if they use, the 49ers will
post the winner of the seattle seahawks,/washington redskins game -- seattle seahawks/washington redskins game. sergio row mose has to in a las vegas courtroom after he detained at the las vegas airport new year's day. the tsa says romo could not provide the proper i.d. at a security checkpoint but then they say he became upset and started acting aggressive. i will. romo was handcuffed and cited for violating airport rules and then he was released. we're not sure exactly when he's due back in court. last night the giants' released in statement from romo -- it says, i would like to sincerely apologize about the recent events at the las vegas airport. i love and respect the giants, my team -- teammates and our fans and promise to conduct myself in the future in the san francisco giants' way. walmart is on the defensive
after some of the its -- some of its rivals have accused of using inaccurate ads. other stores filed banks because -- complaints because walmart had only a few specialty items. the maker of spam spayed $700 to buy skippy peanut butter, including production families in arkansas and china. skippy is the number one brand of peanut butter in china and the popularity is growing. 8:21. there is a new resident at san francisco's sutro -- >> he just put his head up and went back down. >> the new attraction that everybody is going out to see. and the change in the weather is on the way. up next, steve pawlson will
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since then, dozens of people have been showing up just to get a glimpse of it. >> very playful. fun-loving creature. >> he put his head up and he went back down and he did that a few times. >> sutro sam is the first river otter to be seen in san francisco in decades. wildlife experts say the fact this little feature is here means we are doing a better job of protecting our watersheds. one thing sutro sam has not had is a mate which could mean that he may have to move on soon top try to find one, dave. >> all right, tori. 8:25. hey, sal, everything going swimmingly in our commute. >> i think so. that's a great way to say it. we've been doing very well. we've been looking for problems. even sometimes when there are problems, traffic is light so it doesn't cause a big delay. 237, normally we have a lot of stop-and-go traffic. even yesterday we had a little bit but today if seems to be much better if you are crossing over the peninsula.
84 and 92, those are the ways you can cross over. it looks pretty good driving over to the peninsula. at the bay bridge toll plaza, we don't have any delays right now getting into san francisco. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. very good morning. mostly sunny today. maybe partly sunny. a few high clouds. it's cold this morning, not as cold. still 30s instead of 20s. today is the tweener day. there will be increasing clouds. patchy fog. overnight lows instead of 25 to 35. they are more 30 to 45. a few high clouds coming in. lows, 29 degrees. but even 40s, sfo, halfen moon bay, san francisco, redwood city, in there at 41. temperatures can vary widely in certain locations. high pressure looks like it will break down tomorrow with increasing clouds. more coming up in ten minutes with what looks to be maybe some weekend rain. 50 to near 60, dave. it's a problem t happens every january in san francisco. people -- it's a problem.
it happens every january in san francisco. people burning their christmas trees. also a suspicious fire at a san jose cannabis club. firefighters are searching for answers and the piece of evidence they say could help solve this crime. we're live in concord where a high school football coaching legend may be calling his career. that's coming up when "mornings on 2" continues. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your new light creamy potato with bacon & cheese soup says it's 100 calories a serving. that's right. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. my world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon...creamy cheese... [ whispers ] 100 calories... say it again... [ whispers ] 100 calories...
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that normally this medical marijuana dispensary opens up at 11:a.m. they will open late today because they are dealing with a lot of water that was inside leftover from the sprinklers that had been set off. there's one piece evidence that will be critical in this case. there is a security camera outside this building. and the camera -- they are hoping that camera captured anyone near the window because that's where the fire started. now, firefighters were called to the healthcare on zanker road at 4:20 this morning and found a small fire in a conference room. the window of that room was broken and hen they arrived, they smelled gasoline -- when they arrived, they smelled gasoline. the fire was knocked down in 20 minutes. investigators are looking at evidence to come up with a cause. the manager reacted to the news that. fire is being deemed suspicious. here's what he had to say -- >> it's definitely a little bit
upsetting just to have this happen to us, whether it was a firebug or some sort of retaliation for who knows what reason. >> reporter: a manager of the dispensary said they were alerted by the security company that monitors the club. they reported motion sensors had been set off and smoke was seen by security cameras inside. he does tell us there was no damage done to the marijuana products that they sell inside. he also mentioned they've been here three years and haven't had too much trouble. they had a burglary here. nothing was taken at all in this incident. again, there's just -- they are just very disappointed and really want to know who is responsible if it is actually determined that this was, indeed, arson. investigator, still no cause yet or official word from fire investigators but they are telling us that this is suspicious. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. meantime, investigators of petaluma want to know what sparked a dead lie fire that
killed a 91-year-old woman in a mobile home. the flames erupted yesterday afternoon at the lee chur lake mobile home park. that -- lee sure lake mobile home park -- leisure lake mobile home park. fire crews want to know if that home had a working smoke detector. the woman was found dead in the home. several christmas tree tree fires kept -- tree fires kept firefighters busy in the street. out at ocean beach, law enforcement patrols will increase because of the annual illegal tradition of burning christmas trees on the beach. in san francisco, you can legally put your tree outside on your regular trash collection day. crews in berkeley are investigating the cause of a water main break. it happened on dwight way around 6:00 last night.
workers shut down the main, cutting off water to about 16 homes overnight. an underground pipe flooded part of the road but no damage was caused to any nearby homes. 8:32. well, today the legendary head football coach will make a big announcement. bribe flores is live in concord where the coach could retire after 34 big seasons. this is a big story. >> reporter: it is. the job that the coach has done during the 34 seasons just simply amazing. i want to take a look here at the contra costa times. this is the front of the sports page. coaching legend, calling it a career. the speculation this morning that coach bob may be stepping down and possibly retiring this morning. now, the school did issue a press release yesterday afternoon that -- that said there will be a press conference this afternoon at
3:00. it didn't specifically mention that he would be retiring but only said they would provide more information about the future direction of its football program and that's been made to believe he's either retiring or stepping down. he's just a legend in the high school ranks. amass massing 3 -- amassing 329 wins. that's the most wins in california history. his winning percentage is a national record for coaches. between 1992 and 2004, his team has won 151 games in a row. they've won 28 ncs titles. this season, his team went unfeeted going 15-0 -- undefeated going 15-0. he has mentioned he's contemplated retirement before but we won't for sure find out until 3:00
this afternoon and don't think that his career is almost exactly done. his career will be put on the big screen as well. hollywood is doing a movie about him. the movie is called "when the game stands tall." no word on when that movie will be released. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:34. tomorrow, a celebration of life will be held for a teacher and former firefighter who suddenly died. 35-year-old ben whitener died last sunday of cardiac arrest. he took an early retirement from the fire department in this 2009 because of a work related injury. he started to teach at freedom hool in oakley. services are at 2:00 tomorrow afternoon at golden hills community church in brentwood. a san francisco man is due in court this afternoon in connection to a deadly crash on new year's day. police say 19-year-old david morales first shot at three people earlier that morning. then while speeding away from
police, he is suspected of crashing into three other people. two died while the third victim suffered serious injuries. also due in court faud, two teenagers charged with strangling a castro! woman and setting her home on fire. they are being prosecuted as adulted. prosecutors say they killed the woman and left but then returned to burn down her house to try to cover up the mur. 8:36. three drivers in vallejo, very lucky to be alive after parts of a big tree crashed down on their cars. it happened last night on columbus parkway around 6:00. big tree limbs suddenly cracked and fell hitting three cars as they drove by. in shock, i tried to back the car up and i find of got
out there and stood there. >> two of those cars are badly damaged. the third one managed to keep on driving. well, richmond city council elect gary bell are not be able to take office -- will not be able to take office because the complications from a sinus infection. he's in a medically-induced coma to try to recover from two recent surgeries. he's one of two councilmembers due to be sworn in on tuesday. the council has 60 days to appoint a successor or call a new election. i want to check in with sal and see what's happening on the roads. the bay bridge toll plaza is still pretty light. i think if you have to get in the city, you shouldn't have a would the of -- a lot of worries. we've been checking with chp. it's very nice. this is very nice getting into san francisco. don't get used to it. i think we're back to normal
next week. the morning commute is looking good in san francisco along northbound 101. we had a couple of earlier crashes on stip streets that have been cleared. if we look at the freeways, this is when you know it's been a nice commute. we haven't had a lot of slow traffic on 580 from livermore to castro valley. let's go to steve. good morning, everybody. cold but more of a 30s and 20s that we saw. only a couple of 20s. there were a lot of them yesterday. mostly sunny, a few high clouds. also some patchy fog, the air mass has been too dry. now there's more moisture in the air. sun and clouds. chilly, mild. it looks like light rain returns. it's a won and done system. the really cold dives into the northern rockies. patchy fog. overnight lows, 30 to 35. the stronger system is out
there. the last four or 5:00 p.m. that i can remember, have split right off the bay area. we did get a few clouds, part goes south, part goes north. this one will split right over us. i just don't trust this system. it looks like we'll get some more light rain out of it. today, though, mostly sunny, high pressure holds it ground and then will back off for a day or two and reload by monday. 40s for some and then 30s. fairfield says 29. 30s an 40s instead of the 27s, 28s. 5 up in tahoe. 30 in sacramento. ukiah, 30 and 29 up in redding. 12 reno. there's some cold air in place. but it will get modified as this system begins to come in. we'll get a south wind and also increase the cloud cover. mt. diablo is 45. there's warm air aloft already settling in. tahoe, maybe some snow late saturday, sunday. this system will weaken before it gets to the mountains.
mostly sunny, patchy fog, cold. 50s. i mean, everyone really close here. about 53 to 59. should cover the spread. a little cooler. deal ta breeze coming in from the valley -- delta breeze coming in the valley. 58 palo alto, mountain view, menlo park, san bruno, 57. clouds increase on saturday. some late rain into early sunday and then clearing out a cool breezy pattern early next week. 8:40. american -- american troops arrived in turkey. they will be banning -- manning patriot missile batteries near the border of syria. 400 soldiers will be manned there. turkey asked nato to send help. the united states, germany and the netherlands installed patriot air defense missile in the boredder -- missiles along the border. don't know if hugo chavez will be sworn in next week. he has suffered severe lung
infections. the government says he's being treated for a respiratory deficiency. he suffered complications after his fourth cancer surgery in havana, cuba next month. look what happened at this demonstration in santiago, chile. it turned violent. hooded protesters threw molotov cocktails at two bank offices and started small fires. they were marking the fifth anniversary of the death of a young indian. he was shot in the back by a police officer during an attempt by the indians to reclaim farmland that they say belonged to their ancestors. that police officer who killed that indian was sentenced to three years in prison. 8:41. changes could soon be coming to food safety rules. what the fda announced just minutes ago in an effort to reduce deaths related to food- borne illness. and the reason thousands of tiny lights are being installed as we speak upon the bay
u.s. an european stocks got a previous boost from plim figures. trading largely flat after the news that the american economy. the dow has turned around. up 22. the nasdaq is flat and the s&p is up 4. the government just proposed the most sweeping food safety rules in decades. the announcement comes after deadly outbreaks among foods of leaffy greens and cantaloupe and peanuts. they want more precaution to be taken in stead of making sure that workers just wash their hands, making sure the water is irrigated and that animals stale out of the field. s an estimated 3,000 people die from food-borne illnesses each year. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for
you. the december job report shows 155,000 jobs were added in december. the unemployment rate stayed at 7.8%. the market should be on again in the south market neighbor. about 100 customers lost power during the night. a driver trying to flee from police crashed into a power pole and caltrain parking lot. the police are still searching for that driver. authorities in nevada will talk about the expanded search to find missing teenager alyssa byrne. she was last seen at a hotel casino in lake tahoe in new year's eve. the fbi is also involved in the search. tara moriarty's in petaluma right now talking to her family and friends. tara? >> reporter: we're in front of the byrne family moment. at the mailbox, you can see they have a yellow ribbon tied
around it. and they have the angels and the candle there. this is as alyssa's mother patiently awaits for word. in is kim byrne. i -- this is kim byrne. i dent nope if you got much sleep last night. your husband is up there now. what did he say? >> they are expanding the search andreas cau today -- and rescue today. they already started the search. yesterday nothing was rae covered so that was good -- recovered so that was good news. my husband is much more optimistic at this point. that she's indoors and safe. hopefully we're be hearing from her -- i'm hoping to see her soon. >> reporter: the 19-year-old vanished around midnight on new year's eve from the horizon casino hotel. she had gone there after leaving a concert early. investigators are also looking into her twitter account which shows two final tweets that suggest she was upset. one of them said that she lost
trust in a person she trusted most. what do you believe of these tweets. >> i peeve in is a totele will -- i believe this is a totally separate issue. she's had a friend before -- two teenaged girls, a lot of drama, friends one minute, friends not the next -- not the next. so i believe after reading the twitters, that was my daughter's response, whatever. and that she was done with it. >> reporter: the other thing, investigators have discovered a new signal transmitted from her home just minutes after midnight on new year's eve. can you tell us about that. >> yes, it was very optimistic to get one more ping. it was located in an area that they believe is a soccer or baseball field possibly, close by. so the police are still working on that trying to figure out whether it was a known call or a tweet. >> reporter: and did you have information regarding repardon money. >> yes, of as -- as of yesterday, it was about
$10,000. but at this point, it's growing by the minute. so we're hoping to on facebook announce the amount but -- this is a hefty reward and we're hoping any information whatsoever. there's no information that's too small to please call the silent witness hot line that is set up by douglas county. >> reporter: thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> reporter: i know this has been very nerve-racking for you over the past three days the. we wish you luck. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> reporter: and there are several restaurants in petaluma that will be holding fund- raisers to raise money in the search effort for alyssa byrne. we'll have more on that at noon. live from petaluma, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:49. bringing some sparkle to the bay bridge. pam cook shows us the overnight work that's part of a major new art project. >> we've been talking about this for a while.
now we got to head out onto the bridge to see the work being done. one of our photographers got to see the work being done overnight last night. mouses of -- thousands of specially designed lights are being installed on the bay bridge for a huge art project and then the bridge will be thrown into a light show. >> they can be in very light locations and endure the tough locations -- conditions. what we've done, we have a sample of the cable up there. >> this will light up on the western side of the scam. for safety reasons you won't be able to see the lights on the bridge itself. that's to prevent distracted driving. they will only be visible from the shoreline. the entire project is said to cost $8 million. it's being paid for by private donations but another 2 million is needed. the artist says there's opportunities to buy one of the lights as a gift or a dedication to someone.
we have a link on our section of our website, ktvu.com to find out more information about that. tori? >> all right. thank you, pam. ten minutes before 9:00. an albanian family is facing burglarpry charges accused of lying to shoplift from nordstrom in palo alto. police say a 52-year-old man, his wife and their 23-year-old daughter stole men's clothing from the stanford shopping center store on december 27th. store employees came the family came back later that afternoon and stole a coach purse. employees tried to stop the family but were only able to detain the daughter. her parents were also arrested. all three are out on child. christina milligan was arrested after reporting that her 9-year-old autistic son was missing. sheriff deputies say they found the boy inside a bedroom inside of the roach-infested ape. they say his clothes were soaked in urine and the apartment was filthy. the boy and his siblings were
turned over to child protective services. we're finding out more about what led up to a deadly shooting at the summer breeze apartment complex in san jose on new year's eve. a police report says two maintenance workers confronted 36-year-old christopher soriano because thought he robbed several cars at the complex. police say one of the workers admitted to shooting sore reyou a know when he tried to get -- soriano when he tried to get aand now faces criminal charges. dr. mcdreamy plans to be a big star in the coffees about. he says his investment group hopes to win a bid to buy tully's coffee. they are competing against coffee chains like starbucks. tully's filed for bankruptcy protection in october. there are about 47 locations in california and washington state. a bankruptcy judge still has to make the final decision next week. it is 8:5.
minutes ago, the house of representatives overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion for flood insurance claims from superstorm sandy. in is new video of the house vote this morning. members of congress from new york and new jersey along with the governors of those states were furious when house speaker john boehner canceled a previously scheduled vote on tuesday. under pressure, the house speaker scheduled the vote this morning, plus another vote on january 15th for a larger $51 billion aid package. 8:56. the generosity of a 6-year-old girl triggered a chain reaction of kindness. donna mckenzie is a volunteer with the homeless refuge in link. she says the day before thanksgiving, a little girl named emma brought in her piggy bank and donated it to help the homeless. >> she said tomorrow is thanksgiving. and i have a bed to sleep in with covers and i know. homeless don't have it and enam
gonna have turkey and i want them to have it. >> her piggy bank had $6.12 but a story was published in the newsletter and that led to other people offering to help. about $1800 was raised. that helped pay for motel rooms for 20 people on christmas eve. happening now -- there is a winter animal rescue near boston. this is a live picture of the rescue. crews are trying to reach a deer that fell through the ice. we're told there are actually two deer trapped in the frozen basin there. firefighters are launching rescue boats to try to save the animals. they are pointing in the direction there. the picture is blurry. boy, it's been cold in the northeast. my brother lives in boston. a lot of snow there. we can see just how big the water is. live pictures troying to rescue some -- trying to rescue some deer. sal's here now to talk
about our traffic one more time. sal? >> all right. here we are. let's quickly look at the toll plaza and traffic is light there. there are no problems. and also in san francisco, it looks good. let's go to steve. >> all right, sal. i think i saw 7 degrees in boston yesterday. 7 degrees. yeah, things are very cold back there. not bad today. mostly sunny, increasing clouds. maybe rain, late saturday, early sunday. cool and breezy. thanks for watching. >> and we'll see you the next time news breaks. be sure to join the news at noon for more information on a press conference in the search for alyssa byrnes in -- in petaluma. see you on monday.