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. live in sunny veil where traffic is backed up for miles. we will tell you what caused a big-rig to move off the road and how it will affect your commute. an overnight bomb scare, we will tell you how it is
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affecting your morning commute. and a superstar is about to talk publicly for the first time about a lip-sink scandal. ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> well, good morning to you, welcome to thursday, the last day of january, january 31st, i am dave clark. >> thank you for joining us, steve is here and it will be pretty much the same as yesterday. >> $30 and 40s on the temperatures, some patchy -- 30s and 40s on the temperatures, everything is going up and over and we are going to go -- good to go for saturday, here is sal. highway 4, as you drive through to the willow pass grade, it is already slow in antioch as you might imagine. you are looking good on 280, and let's go out to janine de
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la vega, she is on the scene of a big-rig crash which make people use a different route. jeanine? >> reporter: we are here in the northbound lanes of highway 101 -- [ technical difficulties, stand by ] >> reporter: we are told traffic is backed up for miles because of a big-rig which crashed and spilled fuel and it all happened just before 3:00 a.m., they crashed into 40 feet of guardrail and a light pole. there is a lot of swifted -- twisted light and metal. it leaked 30 gallons of fuel onto the freeway. no other vehicles were involved but traffic is inching along in the northbound lanes. chp is working with caltrans to clean up this mess. >> fortunately this happened before 3:00 a.m. so there was not a lot of
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traffic on the roadway and he did only receive minor injuries and no other vehicles were hit as well. >> reporter: now the driver of the big-rig told cnbc shall -- now the driver of the big-rig was not under the influence. he did pass the sobriety test. it is waiting to be towed and caltrans workers are cleaning up and they are still waiting for them to bring out containers onto the freeway so this could take hours. again just two hours are open south of fair oaks on 101 and it is unclear when a third lane will open up. it's very clear, it could be
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daylight but we will keep you posted as the morning comes along. janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. we are following developing news of a fire that has turned into a crime scene. this is near vienna drive where tara moriarty just arrived on the scene, tara? >> reporter: yes, we just pulled up a couple of minutes ago and we went through a mobile home park in order to get here and it's sort of near highway 101 and you can see where the flames leaped up and we are hearing reports that this is a possible fatal fire and we don't know who was in the home at the time the flames broke out and we know it happened at around 11:30 and a hot water heater is exposed. we have put in calls but at this point, our calls have not been returned and nobody will
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give us any information on the scene. all we know is one person may have died and we will of course stay on top of this and right now there are flashlights sticking around and we are told sunny veil public safety department will be having a press conference later today at the department and we will of course try to get more information for you. live from sunny veil, i am tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 morning news. in overnight news, a senior care facility caught fire more the second time in two weeks. a linen cart on third avenue caught fire after 2:00 this morning. the facility sprinkler system contained fire moving to the cart. at the laundry room it forced evacuations as well. >> >> a -- a bomb square on the train
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disrupted service as it arrived in san francisco after a suspicious box with wires was found. the bomb squat checked -- squad checked it out and it was determined it was not a threat and nobody was hurt. we are out here in pleasanton and we are keeping an eye on driver's habits. >> reporter: we are talking about auto theft and people do certain things, we run in and leaf the car running and we are talking about auto theft, a woman said earlier, she thinks she is pretty safe although when we questioned her a little more, she said she thinks some
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things she does are maybe not such a good eye tee. >> reporter: did you set the alarm? >> yes. and i have antitheft so if they take my car they will get about a mile. >> reporter: did it come with the car? >> it came with the car. >> reporter: can you see valuables in the car? >> you can see my tanning bag and my purse. >> reporter: that is probably not -- >> well, the alarm does help. purse on the front seat is not a good idea. you are taking a look at a list of pictures put out by the auto regional task new orleans and they want to tell you who they think is mind it. if you see anything that is attain rouse so they can track
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town the people responsible. again the numbers have dropped in 2011 and went up even further in 2012 and if we take a look at the list, across the county here in alameda up 17% and in pleasanton up 47% and smaller numbers percentage wise are up much further. now we talked about what is the most popular car to be stolen and the numbers for december say the honda accord tops that list. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 morning news. in our super bowl bound coverage, 49ers are holding a conference with the harbaughs let's listen in. >> not that i knew that, i was aware of that but you know you
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hear from teammates and hearing from david, it's something he worked very hard at, rehabilitating in the off season and he came to training camp and got off to a wicked hot start at the beginning of the season and then had some missed field goals kind of in the middle and the two competitors just kept working and kept grinding at it. not over kicking but grinding with the process, you know snapper holder kick, they have been hitting the ball well and they said they had some really good hits on the ball that have not gone through and we will live with that. we know what he is capable of doing and we know as long as he is going through his process, practicing, woulding at it and that we will get the results.
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>> all right, jim harbaugh is talking about the players and ken wayne is also listening in because we were are wondering if they will mention the controversial comments made by the players and we will let you know if and when it happens. 49ers fans are starting to arrive in new orleans and it will not take long to find out it means big business. they expect to spend close to 10,000 dollars. they already spent $3,500 for mini helmets and nearly 1,000 bucks for one ticket. and beyonce, we will talk
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about her half-time show and they expect to ask her about her renditiothe star spangled banner and she was accused of lip-sinking and today will be the first time she will talk publicly about that controversy. a bright spot coming out of tragedy, a few dozen students are headed to new orleans and the coming up, they will talk about how they could up stable alicia keys. we have live reports leading to the big game, we will talk to fans here and we will talk to fans there and in new orleans and it will be an exciting day. >> a lot is on the plate including the commute, sal, that big-rig crash in sunny
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veil, how is that going? still that closure right near fair oaks on 101 and these pictures were taken just a second ago approaching the exit three lanes are closed because of this crash which spilled fuel and spilled it on the road and they have to clean it before lanes are open and they have been doing temporary closures. the whole area is a mess and the alternate route is 285. usually the metering lights come on right now and we'll see them as a result. 10 minute delay right now. and also the morning drive will be okay on the dumbarton bridge and 880 heading south to fremont. let's go to steve. very good morning, skies are clear except for some patchy fog, napa airport, we tend to pick up between 6 and 8
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and -- everything says it is going to be a dry month but also a very cold month. only 49 / 100th of an inch fell, dryest january ever. october/november and december were above normal on rain and it goes to figure january would be below but not that far below. today and yesterday, upper 60s to near 70, he had 70 degrees. we have 30s and 40s to start. everything stays to the north and the next sign of any rain is a week from today. next thursday it looks like may be and for those of you getting nervous about the rain, don't worry, it will be back. there is enough component which means areas like berkeley is
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really opening up. for many, 70 in clear lake, ken field 64, venetia crocket lower 60s and fairfield 62 degrees. 67 in oakland, there is berkeley 66 and livermore 65. milpitas 70 degrees 68 santa cruz supplement supplement 67 degrees -- cupertino 67 degrees and cupertino will be on the warm side. it looks pretty good, a few clouds may be early next week but we are dry for at least another week. 6:13, the archbishop is making comments about gay marriages. chuck hagel, the big
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problem he could face. and a man who is formally a vietnam vet is holding a young boy as a hostage. we will bring you more on that. stay with us.
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. welcome back, 6:15 is the time and a gunman is still holding a boy hostage in an underground bunker. this is the third day of the standoff and they were able to get medication and coloring books to the little boy who reportedly had some health
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problems. he was kidnapped from a school bus after the gunman shot and killed the bus driver. he is described as a retired veteran with anti-american views. new this morning syria and iran are threatening to retaliate against syria. they were threatening a weapons convoy when it striked inside and it was believed to contain antiaircraft weapons to hezbollah. the concern was if hezbollah were able to get those weapons they would shoot down israeli airplanes. time now 6:17, well a senate is allowing the treasury department to keep borrowing money for four more months. it extends and requires them to
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approve bun gets or they he will loose their paychecks. they are facing some pretty tough questions and senator chuck hagel's confirmation hearing may get heated and this could have some local implications, kyla campbell? >> reporter: lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have criticized the former senator and senator chuck hagel will be grilled on the rights of gay military members and the united states military arms fleet for starters. critics say senator chuck hagel importance of the ties to israel and he will not do enough to protect allies and they say he is too soft on the nuclear program. -- nuclear program and it's bad business for the u.s. to have
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senator chuck hagel. >> they have denied the attempt to get a nuclear weapon and it is one of the most dangerous regimes in the middle east. >> reporter: if nothing is done to top automatic cuts, they will have to cancel the blue age yells show -- blue angels'. we will have an update when i see you next, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 morning news. salvatore has made some new controversial comments about his opposition. in an interview, he said, asking same sex to marry is like asking males to breast feed. he warned against using the term gay marriage too much.
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and at the super bowl, the national football league will pay tribute to the victims. well now 26 survivors of that shooting will head to the super bowl, they will sing america the put full. oakland police plan on playing a basketball game to help lift the spirits of the community after a little girl was shot and hurt. they will play against 8th graders and it is just a block away from where a third grader was hit by bullets during a driveby. the little girl was shot when the gun men missed their intended targets. sal is busy covering traffic, what is going on, sal? i am looking at this bart
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delay, it is 1530 -- 15 to 30 minute delay due to 'apartment come pleasants a well, but this might affect trains. we still have a truck accident on 101 on the right-hand side of the road and traffic is backed up for about two or three miles here and the alternate route is 280 and 85. getting over the hill, no problems on 680 heading south and those metering lights are on, 15 to 20 minutes of await and another 10 into the city so total time about 30-to-40, let's go to steve. patchy fog, 30s and 40s on the temperture, and father
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field 36 and concord and antioch is in there as well as san rafael. high pressure says i like it so i will hang around and give sunshine and mild to warm temperatures. 70 degrees are coming up and we will look at the weekend and see if this will hold until then. pam, dave? >> we'll see what one east bay high school plans on testing. stay tuned.
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. welcome back, berkeley high school wants to improve attendants but offering incentives. they have a new reward program for those who have already shown up to class and they are offering products as prizes. >> it motivates us to actually go to class and do work. >> right now berkeley high's daily attendants rate is 94% but they want a goal of 98%. the creative hearts museum will partially open, a pipe bursted flooding much of the
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building. crews stayed to clean up and classes are being related forted. the organization will be represented on the nhl's bored of governors and he is co- founder of the business software. he recently bought it and the sharks are undefeated and they are off to a 6 and 0 start. parking enforcement officers slapped 1800 drivers with tickets this past sunday. it was the first time tickets were issued since parking went into effect. it is estimated to bring in almost $2 million a year for the city. 6:26 is the time, let's look at the traffic, sal. you will see traffic moving well and i recommend using 280 instead of 101 and we have a truck accident on 101 and we will have a live report coming
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from the scene. traffic is blocked found blocks. and things look good heading to the south bay. let's go to steve. another nice day on tap, we did hit around 70s and read hill and -- reid hill and we will have more of the same today, we will have more on that shortly. 49ers player is apologizing for antigay remarks and we will have more from the player and remarks from the team as well. highway 101 is backed up for miles and we will tell you about the collision and what got spilled on the freeway. new numbers on the job's market this morning and we will take you live to the opening bell, puppy's bowl is there.
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. welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news, rinking the bell on the nasdaq, puppy bowl is up and you can watch them, that is animal planet and they have all kind of silly stuff planned including meet the bird who will tweet all the updates. i am going to have to follow meet the bird and we have all the business news coming up. >> now we can smile and say thank you for joining us on the ktvu channel 2 morning news, thursday, january 31st, i am dave clark. >> we are still following breaking news from sunny veil and the cleanup is continuing after a big-rig crash. janine de la vega is right there antigen mean, you spoke -- and general next you spoke
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-- jean mean you spoke -- and you spoke with the big-rig driver? >> reporter: yes, he had blood all over his face and he said in all of his 30 years of driving he never had an accident like this. you can see all of this twisted metal and debris where his big- rig crashed. it also spilled fuel and it has shut down two lanes of northbound 101 and you can see over here, if my photographer pans over, just two lanes are now open and we just had an update where they said they just brought in containers to start loading up the remaining fuel and this happened before 3:00 a.m. and the driver thrifted off to -- drifted off to the shoulder and crashed into 30 feet. in the process, the right side of the driver's fuel tank was punctured and spilled 20 - 30 gallons of fuel on the shoulder. they have close off two lanes leading up to the fair oaks
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exit and the driver again has minor cuts to his face and he is glad no other vehicles were involved. >> well, he cut me in the front and i make it more to the right and so quick like that, i lost my control over the shoulder there on the side, that is what happened, i look and that was very bad. >> okay. >> reporter: that driver was given a sobriety test and he passed and so the chp believes he is not under the influence at all. right now caltrans is bringing in street sweepers and actually, if we turn the camera around you can see the street sweeper will be clearing up this debris and we just got a time estimate from chp when they think all lanes of traffic will be open. they are telling us they think everything will be opened up an hour from now and we are
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reporting live, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 morning news. live happening right now from new orleans, 49ers defensive back chris colfer is holding a news conference, let's listen in. >> we expect a greater response from people if you would been on another team in another city? >> i don't understand your question. i understand, yes what you said about homosexuals in our state, yes. >> what kind of reaction did you give on twitter? [inaudible] >> have you spoken to your teammates about it at all? >> no. >> why did you say those things? >> like i said, just something that was said in a joking
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manner but that's not how i feel in my heart. >> did you speak to your teammates? >> no. >> your teammates are not talking about it? >> i am not trying to bring distraction to my team. like i said, it is just pretty much said in a joking manner but it is not really how i feel. >> did you dread this morning of how it would be viewed and you would be the center of attention? >> yes, but what you said earlier, about me allowing different people so... i just want to learn and grow and like i said, i just want to talk to the media and if people come to me for questions, i will answer to the best of my knowledge. >> we have been listening live
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to a conference with chris colfer at the center of a storm because he made anti-gay remarks and the comments he said was not the way he really feels. this is alive news conference from new orleans and we will have more with chris colfer and we will have more of what is happening at the super bowl, make sure you stay right here with us for all continuing coverage and our news team is there bringing you live reports leading up to the super bowl and then sunday night after the big game, make sure you switch back to channel 2 for all the live post game shows with all the fans here in the big easy. here, we are getting information about a home that burned overnight. tara moriarty is in the neighborhood now and it is
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south of cherry drive. >> reporter: you can see where the flames leaped up out of that window and out through the roof and the house technically looks like it is coming down and it is a mobile home just north of fair oaks on highway 101 and we are hearing this is possibly a fatal fire. we don't know who was in the home at the time the flames broke out and we do know it happened at 11:30 at night and you can see a hot water heater has been exposed and we have put in calls but our calls have not been returned and nobody on the scene has much information but we do know there was a fire here, possibly one person was killed and we will bring you the latest as we get more
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information. i am tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 morning news. well it has been 24 years since an east bay 13-year-old girl vanished while walking to practice. family and friends marched in a can tell light vigil -- candle light vigil. they traced the route she took in january 19th 89, the day -- january, 1989, the day she disappeared. they are pursuing another missing child case, on tuesday investigators searched a home near a bus stop where then kevin collins was last seen in 1984. the home was targeted because the former person living there was a potential suspect and
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that man has since died and meanwhile they will test bones found at the home but they are believed to be from an animal. superior court of new jersey will eliminate jobs and close courtrooms all because of state budget cuts. five court commissioner positions are going to be cut. 16 to 21 staff jobs wills be cut. five courtrooms will be closed and most court services will be suspended in san mateo and all of this could happen as early as july. chp will keep patrolling the streets of oakland for at least the next 30 days. still not clear on whether the chp will be paid and back in november they offered to help free of charge but that deal expires today. the city is now trying to work out a new plan to pay for that
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extra help. 6:39 is the time, let's check in with sal. i know they are joining us northbound 101 before fair oaks, the truck accident we were talking about since we went on the air at 4:30, three right lanes are blocked and there was an earlier crash with the backup which has been cleared. the alternate route still looks good getting to sunny veil and this is not affecting 280 in a major way. northbound and southbound traffic is moving nicely passed the coliseum and this morning at the toll plaza we have a delay of 15 minutes and a little bit less, but once you get on to the bridge there is 11 minutes into san francisco. steve, i saw you tweeted, it was cold in half-moon bay. >> yes, we do have clear skies,
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a tiny bit of patchy fog, not a lot, it will be a nice day and we are ending january on a nice day and it's cold and we have not had much rain maybe about a week's timeframe. third dryest january ever. only 49 / 100th fell and we are well above average but because of that dryness, the amount of rainfall is sliding back to 100%. san francisco 102 and santa rosa. i don't see anything here, maybe next thursday. warming trends topped out and temperatures will still be nice, i think gradual cooling, it is cold for some, and after we get cranked up we will have
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warmer temperatures. offshore breeze, land and sea is where the direction of the wind is coming from. we had 70 up in clear lake. 3:45 in the afternoon, chilly fog, sunny and mild to warm, 60s and 70s, low-to-mid to upper 68 and oakland downtown, 67 degrees, 67 santa cruz, also sunny veil and santa clara. and it is a little tough to warm up without our good offshore breeze and it looks pretty good, maybe it is foggy but there is no chance for rain. he is finally breaking his silence in that manti te'o scandal, what the suspected mastermind is saying about the
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phony girlfriend hoax. and we have more on cool products -- cool products coming up. we will tell you why 101 is not a good choice and how long it will take you to get through. well, well, well.
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up with upper 60s to near 70. good morning to you, here is a quick look at some of the top stories we are following right now. one player talked about the controversial comments he made about gay players. >> it's something i said in a joking manner but it is not what i meant in my heart. >> that happened moments ago during a life conference. and that's chris colfer, he apologized for making anti-gay remarks and he apologized and said he is sorry. he has not spoken with his teammates and nor has he gone on to social media after making those anti-gay remarks. senator chuck hagel, these are live pictures in the hearing room this is not senator chuck hagel but if he is confirmed he will have to
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deal with a major cut back. part of that includes grounding the blue angels for the second half of this year and that means no blue angels during fleet week in san francisco. also two lanes are blocked after a big-rig crash. chp and caltrans is trying to clean up the fuel spill. the driver said he crashed into a guardrail after another driver cut him off. a powerful storm is reeking havoc in the southeast. winds up to 60 miles per hour ripped bricks off of buildings and roofs and tossed trees and nobody was seer yoursly hurt -- seer yoursly hurt -- seriously hurt but two people died in georgia. the alleged mastermind of the manti te'o hoax is breaking
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his silence. the 22-year-old los angeles man said he came up with the idea to build a romantic relationship with the football star. he pretended to be his girlfriend for months communicating and the football star said he had nothing to do with the hoax. this something they have been waiting for, the official opening and initially things are there to kick things off. our own celebrity is there, brian flores is in san francisco to tell us more about it, brian? >> reporter: i don't know about celebrity, that is a little bit of a stretch but thank you. we are here at i world and there are two places that will be opening up or the convention i should say. it kicks off at 9:00 a.m. as we roll the video and apple
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is not here ironically enough and they pulled out a few years ago because they felt it was better to market through their own stores but what is next after you leave, you can access your iphone or apple ipad and we can take a peak at what is hot this year. >> apps are driving the market and there is so much innovation in apps and if we are running enterprises, apps are particularly important and interesting and we have a lot of output devices here buds and a lot of the vendors are selling stuff and you can do some shopping and get stuff at
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one price only pricing. >> reporter: that will not be the case because as you mentioned, earlier, a lot of people will be lining up because ashton will be here and he will be playing steve jobs in the latest movie, jobs. coming up we will talk more about the products, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 morning news. 6:49 is the time, sal, how is traffic? >> you know, if you have an app and you follow ktvu channel 2 morning news, you probably already no, we have a traffic problem in sunny veil and i think dave clark told you about it on the wake-up call. 101 coming to the sunny veil area the affair oaks, there is a truck blocking the lane. we want to talk about highway 4
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because that is getting some slow traffic and you have to add to your drive time to coming over to another area. there is more of a 30 minutes delay now and drive time has been increasing slightly and nothing too bad but 20 minutes before you make it on to the bridge. northbound 101 the affair oaks, three lanes are blocked with a big-rig accident two lanes are getting by. let's go to steve. thank you, sal, very clear morning, some patchy fog but it will burn off. 37 by grenada and i know i saw 39 by half-moon bay and park pacifica was upper 40s and for some it is a very cold dry pattern. we are on a very quiet pattern
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offshore breeze, there is not a lot but warmer weather will be leveled off and we will keep it nice into the weekend. it is slicely nicer on the temperatures 48 in san francisco but a lot of 30s around, patchy fog, little around the bay but it is shallow and not much. also a little off the coast but not much. the offshore breeze is still in place and that means temperatures will warm up pretty fast even though it's cold, we'll see temperatures starting off to a few 60s and 70s. also sent noma lower 60s milpitas 70 degrees, sunny veil is in there as well, sun noma
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lower -- sonoma lower 60s and maybe a few clouds but it will be dry for about a week. this morning, the commerce report shows jobs jumped 2% and that's the biggest increase in years. that means many made dividend payments early so they could beat the income tax rates for high earn first. there is a new report citigroup is looking to get out in banking by some countries and they will wrap up their part in pakistan. they say they will have two more countries leaving but they are not specific on that. a brutal home invasion robbery in the south bay, how one of the suspects made
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. welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news, time now is 6:55, a live look at the
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big bored, dow jones industrial average is up 26 points. a home invasion robbery, they are facing charges of false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping and armed robbery. police say they robbed an elderly couple and then stole their two cars and escaped. the three men are suspects in several other recent crimes. one suspect is 18-year-old james palmerson. he made headlines years ago as a 14-year-old runaway. palmer and his 13-year-old girlfriend stole his grandparents car. this photo shows the two of them while they were on the run and they were found in a denver suburb three days later, they were cold and hungry but safe. paternities and sore
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recordties -- sororities received these cups making it easier to measure the standard serving size for beer wine and hard liquor. nasa will help the bay area better understand pollution. it will hoover as low as 1,000 feet and collect air particles. it will protect people's health by improving forecasts. we have problems this morning, south. >> that is right, 101, we have a truck accident, it has been there since 43. they are making progress, we will have a live report and it is backed up for a ten to 15 minute delay. patchy fog, 32 degrees in santa rosa, we had 48 in san francisco, we will all be


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