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next police chief today. the hire outside the department chosen to be the new chief. and the man who committed yesterday's deadly truck attack in berlin may still be on the loose. what authorities are saying about the person taken into custody last night. mornings on 2 continues. this is ktvu mornings on 2. and welcome back to mornings on 2. it is tuesday, december 20th. >> good morning. let's check your weather, and i think maybe you can handle today's weather. steve is in his office over here. >> unless you don't like it under 60. >> are we taking a poll? >> it's still cold out there. thank you, claudine. there are a few 20s, but yesterday, we had a bunch of 20s. now it's more 30s and 40s. there's not as many reports of ice. there's a tiny bit of fog dancing around bay point. very thin. we did see it. otherwise, it's clear and cold. the pattern is changing ever so slowly. 30s and 40s around the bay
area. a few 20s inland, but i can only find about five or six. yesterday there were about 50 or 60. john, our good friend in san jose, good morning. 40 degrees and clear this morning. not as cold as it has been, but it's still cold. that's correct. thank you. and clearlake, not as cold. clear, light breeze. 34 clearlake. high about 58. it was 24 there yesterday. still cold though. we're getting a little warmer here. 30s on the temperatures. 40s for many here compared to yesterday. it was all 20s and 30s. a little bit of an offshore breeze. down around santa cruz could be mild there. it doesn't last long. 30s and 40s on the peninsula. menlo park at 30. wood side at 31. they're holding steady. 40 for belmont and also san carlos. those are up from yesterday. everything stays north until
friday when it looks like rain returns for us and snow in the mountains. 50s on the temperatures. 7:02 and your traffic is up next. it's better than it normally is. this morning, we have a commute that is going to be slow, but it's really beginning to be noticeable that we're getting closer to christmas. 22 minutes to drive between the bridge and the maze. right now at 7:02 in the morning, that's pretty good, even though there is a delay, it isn't much. there's a little bit of slow traffic in richmond. as a veteran -- by the way, that's a nice looking picture -- the traffic is moving well cycling through the meter lights well and it's just a little bit lighter than it normally is. we do see slow flask other parts -- traffic in other parts of the bay.
it gets better by the time you reach the city. we've had a number of small fender benders benders in this area. i'm already beginning to see lighter conditions if you drive it every day, you're going to say, it wasn't too bad. by thursday or friday, you're going to say, where is everybody? 7:03. let's go back to the desk. hang today, san francisco mayor is expected to announce the city's next police chief. there's word he's hiring someone from outside the department. we are live with what we know. >> reporter: we know san francisco mayor is going to make it official later today that he has found and he plans to appoint a new police chief to the san francisco police department and according to the san francisco chronicle, that new chief is william scott from the los angeles police department. scott is a deputy chief of the south bureau of the lapd. that covers more than 50 square miles. he started there 25 years ago. he was promoted to commander in 2012 and he's worked on patrol as a detective over the years
and with the department's gang task force. the chronicle is reporting that the current interim chief was one of the finalists for the top job permanently, but it appears, according to the chronicle, the mayor has decided to look outside the department for a new chief. mayerle has faced criticism from the department. we're going to continue to follow this story and coming up in the next hour, we're going to talk about the challenges the incoming chief could be facing. back to you guys. >> thanks. turk now to major -- turning now to major news. the deadly truck attack, authorities say the people involved in the attack, including the truck driver, may still be at large. police arrested a man running from the crash site yesterday, but he has denied involvement and may have since been cleared. investigators believe someone hijacked a truck and plowed it into a group of shoppers yesterday.
at least 12 people were killed. 48 others were injured. the regular truck driver was found stabbed and shot to death inside the vehicle. german chancellor visited the crash site about an hour ago. she is shocked, shaken, and deeply saddened, but what she a seems was a -- assumes was a terror attack. the person originally detained is a refugee from pakistan. although the german investigation is just beginning, president-elect donald trump is already blaming islamist terrorists. isis and other islamic terrorists slaughter people in their cities as part of their global jihad. an bus driver was hurt in a late night crash. it happened just after 11:00 year jack london square in
oakland. police say it appears the bus driver swerved to avoid another vehicle when his bus crashed into a tree and a parked car. no one else was hurt. several streets were closed for hours while the police investigated. also today, nevada is expected to take another big step trying to lure the raiders to las vegas. a county commission will consider loaning up to a half until dollars to a stadium board. that board is in charge of many of the contracts for the $2 billion proposed stadium and the money will be used to hire lawyers to negotiate development and operating deals. now, the commissioners will examine the proposal today and take a vote in two weeks. today, a federal court in new york is expected to release copies of the search warrant to search a computer for e-mails linked to hillary clinton just days before the election. the e-mails were found on a computer belonging to anthony
weiner, the estranged husband of huma abedin. they were investigating him for sending sex messages to a girl. the reopening of the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails hurt her campaign, they say. a planned revolt against trump did not succeed. he finished with 304 votes yesterday. hillary clinton had 227. there was a move to get the electors to cast their votes for another republican such as john kasich in an attempt to flip the election, but he himself encouraged them to cast their votes for trump. >> it's an important responsibility, and as we cast our votes today for donald trump, then sometime in january, we will have an inauguration and we'll have a new president. >> now, there were protests
outside many of the capitals across the country as electors cast their ballots. mr. trump wrote, we did it. thanks to my supporters. we won the election despite all this distorted and inaccurate media. all right. our time is 7:08. artist living space is being focused on. the conditions inside that forced the city to shut it down. help for families in the south bay just in final tort holidays. -- for the holidays, and the donations that are still needed. needed. we've had mind-blowing cold temperatures over the last few mornings. it is warmer this morning. we'll talk about that. sure looks like rain and snow arrived on friday. more coming up.
well, happening today, hundreds of low-income families are receiving help this week just in time for the holidays. >> it's a big deal. sacred heart is giving away food boxes. you've been there for hours. what's happening out there now? >> reporter: well, in a couple of hours, people are going to be coming in and receiving these holiday food boxes that you see here. about 50 pounds of food, enough to make christmas dinner. those are being given out today and tomorrow. but on thursday and friday, parents are going to come into this room that's set up as santa's workshop and they really get to shop. these toys are going to be given out later this week. but they don't have enough. they're going to be giving out -- they need toys for 6200 kids and they're short 8,000 toys. so they have enough dolls and stuffed animals. what they could use is more science based gifts. over here at this table, you
can see they have some already, but it's just not enough and they are also looking for legos. they do have some behind this display. they really want more building toys. that's where they're short on. we did speak to a staff member from the service this morning. this is what they had to say. >> teens are always a struggle. people always know to give for little kids. we get all the cute toys for little kids and teens are harder. yes, certainly that's a huge -- >> reporter: what can people get them? >> clothes, books are great. other things that help support kids during sports or school. >> reporter: back out here live. we're in the teen section. again, always a struggle to find gifts for teens. so that's why you can donate gift cards. you can see here people have donated watches, jewelry, make- up kits, spa kits, robes,
really anything that you can possibly think of for teens. also, they're asking if you can donate online so that the workers here at sacred heart community service can go shopping for them. so, again, 8,000 gifts short. they need it by this thursday because that's when the parents come in here. if you would like to help or donate online, go to our website, www.ktvu.com, and click on our home page on the web link section. that way you can get more information. back to you guys in the studio. >> so important. you don't want any of the kids to show up and not get the toys they were hoping for this christmas. thanks so much. >> we'll keep talking about it. this week, the san francisco police department is also giving away more than 6,000 toys to kids. >> that's right. yesterday police officers went to the sunny dale housing development and you can see the smiles on the faces of those children after they received their gifts. the toys were collected through the san francisco police department's toy drive. they donated 300 toys and the
mayor donated 3,000. san francisco police also took some kids ice skating. ten captains and 130 kids from their neighborhoods had fun at the ice rink. the event was hosted by boston properties, the owner of the center. >> it's about having the officers and the youth of our city having fun together, building relationships and having a great time and celebrating the holidays. >> the children also visited santa claus and created holiday crafts. >> good stuff. 7:14, let's check our commute and make sure everybody is behaving out there. how does it look? >> it's beginning to look a lot like christmas, dave. >> that's good after yesterday's commute. >> okay. let me modify that. it's beginning to look a little bit like christmas. >> a little more like christmas? >> i think tomorrow we're going to say a lot. then on friday, when -- ♪ [ music ] ♪ >> i think that's the song. let's go out and take a look at
the toll plaza westbound at the bay bridge. i wonder if that's my rush music. they're playing me out here. westbound bay bridge backed up for 10 to 15 minutes. it's getting better. it is not completely light. steve asked me earlier, when counseling we're going to -- when are we going to saturday seeing it? i think thursday and friday, we're not going to see a lot of people. this is a look now at 101 in san francisco. traffic looks good. we're watching all the approaches to you will a the airports. all of them right now, friday wise, look good and no major delays reported by the faa air traffic control system. i circled this area there because a couple of minor crashes have kind of made the area a little bit of a mess. southbound 880 is still slow as you head down to union city and there's slow traffic here as you can see getting on to the
san mateo bridge. at 7:15, good morning, steve. ♪ [ music ] >> which version is that? >> that's bing crosby. white christmas was on the other day, by the way. a classic film. nice film. >> when i think of christmas, i think of rush music, too. >> thank you. if you get a chance, you should watch that white christmas. >> you have to. >> you have to. >> there's good trivia behind that, too. >> clear skies and cold, but not as cold as yesterday. a couple of 20s, but there's a lot of 30s and 40s. about 5 or 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. santa cruz mountains, 27. cheepy hollow -- sleepy holly, 28 degrees. pen grove, 30 degrees. not as much ice, but there's
some out there. 30s, 40s around the bay. a few 20s. 20 to 36, but again, temperatures are moderating here a little bit. i lot of -- a lot of low 30s. palo alto at 32. berkeley and oakland, 39. that's cold enough. but we were running much colder sunday and monday. mostly clear here. there will be a little rain on the north coast. you can see some of that punching in. some of that may track across this snow in northeast california. if you're traveling toward the burning basin, this a reading at 23. it's cold enough around santa cruz. santa clara is in there. 18 in truckee. 31 redding and sacramento and monterey down to 32 this morning. our system is developing. every sign is pointing towards the system making it for rain
friday and maybe moderate to heavy snow in the mountains. if the only misses you're going to enter counter is -- encounter is north of redding, but a few high clouds to the north, but warmer. cold morning, 30s and 40s, but then they will bump up to 50s and 60s around santa cruz. they get that offshore breeze, but rain is on the way for friday. we're okay tuesday, wednesday, thursday. everybody is fine. if you have to leave then, you're fine. there's a little associated with that system up near the oregon border. here's friday around noon or 1:00. friday night comes in and then into early saturday, about that translates -- if that translates into snow, you're looking at 16 to 22 inches of snow and up in the northern mountains, into late saturday, early sunday, then the cold air comes in. get ready. we're okay the next couple of days, but friday and saturday
are rain and snow days. we get a break on christmas day. rain friday into start and then okay sunday, but cold and breezy. >> while you were talking, we heard from chris in sheffield, evening -- england. it's 7 celsius. >> it's cold. >> i hope it's not 7 there, but that's cold. >> thanks. claims of uber violating users privacy in 25 minutes, a lawsuit filed against the company by a former employee. also, they were trapped in a cave in indiana for 39 hours. how the people got troped in the -- trapped in the first place and how they were finally freed.
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welcome back to mornings on 2. the time is 7:22. in 40 minutes from now, there will be a public farewell to craig sager. a memorial will be held in georgia at 8:00 this morning pacific time. well-known side line reporter on tv known for his wild, colorful suits. he died last thursday at the age of 65 from a rare form of cancer. parents in palo alto are being warned that cases of whooping cough are on the rice. it's been confirmed at three schools. at least 44 suspected cases
have been reported since october in santa clara county. health officials say most of the cases are students who had been vaccinated but did not get a booster shot. >> there are enough people who have not immunized or up to date with their immunizations that they can act as a population where the disease can spread. >> doctors are recommending that parents get booster shots for their children. they say it often goes undetected because it looks -- looks just like a cold. it includes a cough, fever, shortness of breath, and vomiting. 7:23, 7 people in indiana trapped for 39 hours inside of a cave were finally rescued. they were exploring the cave over the weekend when heavy rains raised the water levels inside. one woman in the group says water was ankle deep when they went in, but it rows up to their -- rose up to they are chest. rescue crews had to wait 8
hours to let the water go back down. >> we were playing the waiting game. we knew we would have to wait and wait. we saw how high the water had gotten. we weren't going to be able to get out of the cave until the water got down. >> we couldn't know on the surface where they were when this excessive rainfall hit. where they were, that was a concern because we didn't know where. >> the crews were able to reach them early yesterday morning. the people were experienced cave explorers so they did have food and water. the 2017 inductees were announced to the hall of fame. journey, pearl jam, electric light, and yes are the new induct ees. there were others among the nominees but were passed over. it will be held in brooklyn in
april. police gave a single mother of four young children an unexpected surprise after her car filled with christmas gifts was stolen. it was stolen from a k-mart while she was shopping. they foundcar and arrested two people. they returned her car in time for christmas, but they did even more. with their own money and help from the police officers association, they went shopping, replacing the lost christmas gifts. >> thank you so much. >> merry christmas. can we get a hug? >> i have never in my life got any gifts like that. >> well, now that she has her car back, she's saving up to fix it. it was in pretty bad shape with parts mission. for now -- parts missing. for now, she's thankful. days before christmas, people have no place to go. two dozen people are out of their homes. police chase a stolen tow
truck from the east bay to the peninsula. how officers ended this bizarre pursuit. good morning, no such exciting things going on right now. traffic does look pretty good. it's getting better now on highway 24 as you drive to the tunnel. it's cold out there, but it was colder last couple of mornings. we have a lot of 30s and fog dancing around as sunrise is over the big city. (my hero zero by lemonheads)
union square in san francisco, just rocking around the christmas tree. beautiful sight on a tuesday morning and we say welcome back here to mornings on 2. it is tuesday, december 20th. >> if you're waking up and wandering if it's going to be as cold this morning as it was yesterday -- >> i was wondering. >> steve turned up the heat just a smidge. >> it's still too cold for you, claudia. >> it's warmer. >> did i have any parka on this morning. >> it's still cold. we're not getting as many reports of ice or frozen dog bowls, water bowls, or
birdbaths. i only found five or sex six -- six 20s. 30s for many. 30s to 40s for some. so, i mean, these are up a good 5, 7 degrees for some. a little bit of an offshore push so equal a nice day along the coast. some light rain up on the north coast. some of that will drag a crass shasta. -- across shasta. there are cold readings, but there were a lot more 20s yesterday. our system is developing for friday. still 3 days away, but it is on track. if you're up north and you have to travel, you will encounter all the way into oregon and washington. a few high clouds. 50s on the temps. slightly warmer. the first last full day of autumn. fall ends at 2:43 and winter begins tomorrow morning. >> one of my favorite times of the year really because from here on in, one day, one minute it's pretty soon you're going to saturday noticing the days
getting longer and i love this time of year. >> unfortunately, steve, i have to put my celebration on hold because we have a traffic problem on the friday that is involving a jackknifed truck, in fact, involving two trucks. look at this truck. it's off and jackknifed on a side road here, but it's affecting traffic on southbound 880 as you drive down north of 16 as we pull back, southbound 880 traffic is busy and so is northbound 880. its a necessary trying to get out of -- mess trying to get out of downtown oakland heading down south and northbound on 880. so please give yourself extra time. i have put it on the map for you to show you the area, just to show you how the traffic is. you can tell the traffic is very slow even coming up northbound, but also heading southbound past the scene. again, it looks like it's going to be there for a bit. 580, however, is a good alternate. there it is back on the scene there. it doesn't look like they're
going to clear that any time soon. the truck is actually facing the wrong way and one lane of the freeway is being taken up. let's talk about the maps. i want to go back to the south san francisco area here. southbound 280 coming out of daly city is a mess because of a couple accidents near the west borough area. this getting down to san bruno, i would not recommend it. today i would recommend using 101 instead. don't be late for your flight. or use el camino real, but avoid 280 out of daly city heading down to south city. it is just not a very good freeway. and one last thing here, the bay bridge toll plaza, the traffic here is doing okay. now we go to alex who has been following kind of a bizarre chase. one person is under arrest after leading police on a chase in a tow truck. alex. >> reporter: yeah. good morning to you. we're learning more about where this truck was taken, how it
was taken. it was stolen from san leandro towing where where this morning and the man who led authorities on that chase hopped into this tow yard this morning and according to employees here, he was trying to get his suv that had been impounded, but an employee who lives next door heard a commotion and he came into the yard and stopped the man from taking his suv. but that's when he hopped into a running flatbed tow truck and then he crashed through the fence here and drove off in that tow truck. the chase was on after san leandro police spotted the tow truck a short distance away. he drove into oakland with police and chp officers in pursuit. i crossed the bay bridge and took 101 south through san francisco. officers eventually laid artistic strips, a number of different times, and they were able to flatten all four tires on that flatbed truck. the driver came to a stop in the middle of the freeway, jumped from the truck, and took
off running. officers had to stop traffic so they could chase after him, and eventually they were able to take him into custody. the chp says this was a dangerous pursuit because at times, the man was using that giant tow truck as a weapon. >> he was on the freeway and off the freeway. he attempted to ram several patrol cars several different times on and off the freeway. he successfully rammed two patrol cars, one occurring on the on-ramp and the other occurring on a surface street in san francisco. >> reporter: even though he did quite a bit of damage to the two chp patrol cars, none of the officers in those cars were hurt during this pursuit after being rammed. the man behind the wheel of the tow truck has not been identified. he is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon. that would be the tow truck. again, also felony hevation. he -- evasion. we bring you here to this tow
yard where it began. apparently, according to the owner of this place, this man who stole the tow truck initially broke into this tow yard trying to get his suv that had been impounded and kitting here on this -- sitting here on this lot. when he couldn't get it, he decided to take that tow truck and it turned into a very strange pursuit this morning. >> very strange. we're glad no one was hurt. thanks so much. new this morning, we have learned san francisco mayor will name his next police chief today. >> the chronicle is reporting his choice is los angeles deputy chief william scott. joining us from the phone now, former san francisco police chief. chief, are you there? >> i am. good morning. >> good morning. thank you for joining us. so what's your immediate reaction to hearing this? >> well, i kind of have been following the search process, so i'm not totally shocked by
it. reading this morning's chronicle, it looks like bill scott has a good background and it's time for a fresh start. so we'll see how it goes. >> you know, you were with the police department for almost 3 decades as chief or a little over three years -- for a little over three years. people have talked a lot about hiring from within, and now you go from outside. what do you think this new chief really needs to know about the san francisco police department that's unique to that department? >> well, you know, first of all, i was one of those who said that i thought it should be an inside chief, and one of the reasons is, we haven't had a whole lot of luck with outside chiefs. i worked for two and we've had three in respect years. it hasn't -- recent years. it hasn't worked out all that great. in terms of what bill scott should do is he should that under it's a very -- that under
it's a very good -- understand that it's a very good department and we have a lot of good officers. to quote william bratton. he said to be a good chief, you have to love your troops. i think that was a very profound statement by chief bratton. they'll pick up on that right away. are they your priority? it's something that everybody is going to be looking to. like i say, we've had our troubles. obviously the -- some of the shooting incidents, the text messaging and so forth, but that doesn't negate the fact that the great majority of our officers do a fantastic job every day. >> it will be an interesting entrance in and certainly for the sake of the department, the sake of the city, we hope he has success, but obviously there are going to be people watching closely.
tony, we appreciate you joining us, former san francisco police chief, now director of the criminal justice leadership. a lot of insight into this search. in other news today, a 23- year-old man was arrested in santa rosa accused of vandalizing a high school. it happened last night about 7:00. firefighters responded to a school alarm. they found the administration building damaged. they also saw a man throwing things and breaking glass windows so they called sheriff's deputies. when deputies arrived, they arrest the 23-year-old. he is facing charges that include burglary, felony vandalism, and being under the influence of a controlled substance. he reportedly caused more than $100,000 damage. chp is searching inform are a driver who -- for a driver who fired shots at another car in oakland. it happened around 3:00 in the
eastbound lanes near grand avenue. the driver of a black mercedes fired shots at at a honda that had been tailgating him. someone in the honda had displayed a rude hand gesture at the driver. the chp says the honda was left riddled with bullet holes, but no one was hurt? >> we tell everybody, somebody's loved one is right there. thanks god this didn't end much worse than it did. >> the freeway was closed for about 45 minutes causing a major backup. if you have any information on this incident, you are asked to call the chp. time is 7:39. 25 people homeless after a fire in an opt complex -- apartment complex it destroyed two units and damaged 6 more on laguna street. firefighters say it started in the downstairs unit. an 11-year-old boy was home with his grandmother at the time and says he opened the front door and saw the flames. firefighters used a ladder to
rescue the child and his grandmother. >> i got scared, and then i had to go through a balcony. then i saw people saying to jump and then i said no. i'm scared. >> no one was seriously hurt. the red cross is helping the families, putting them up in hotels for the next few days. the fire started near a wall heater, but the exact cause is not known yet. it burned gas meters and the electrical system. tenants at a warehouse in richmond face an uncertain future as a result of the oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people. the city inspectors have deemed the building unsafe and the city is planning to hand the owner a list of code violations today or tomorrow. the building is known as the -- named offer -- after the owner. it serves as a live work artist
space and hosts music events. it was red tagged and tenants were ordered to move out. >> 8 inspectors, one police officer running through taking pictures of everything. so i don't see why they couldn't have come up with a list of items to comply with. >> the fire chief tells us the building's problems including people living in crawlspaces, chicken wire covering the windows and there is no electricity. it was cut off. the people living there have been using batteries to supply power. our time is now 7:41. well, san francisco's next police chief has been chosen. he's not from inside the police department. we've just heard from the former san francisco police chief can and coming up, what we're finding out about the next man who has been named for the job. plus, a man assassinates russia's ambassador to turkey. what they're saying about the suspect and what he shouted during that attack. we see that there is a
jackknifed truck in oakland. it's causing traffics pre. you can see it there. it came off the freeway and is on some old railroad tracks and part on the frontage road. traffic is going to be slow. well, the weather is cold. it's sunny, but it's not as cold as yesterday morning. lots of 30s, 40s. we will warm up a little bit on this tuesday. we'll show you that coming up.
ambassador addressed a group at an art gallery. it followed days of protest in, ity by people -- turkey. in russia, people are mourning the death of the ambassador who was a long time russian diplomat. this is video of the foreign minister and the turkish foreign minister placing flowers near a photo. our time is 7:45. news this, month, two time wimbledon shun was stabbed -- champion was stabbed. she tweeted about the attack saying her left hand was badly injured but she's expected to make a full recovery. the attack occurred during a home invasion but there's no word yet if arrests have been made. a former uber employee filed a lawsuit saying he was fired after he blew the whistle on the company. he says lack of security
regarding customer data was resulting in employees being able to track passengers. he also said uber lacks security regarding storage of driver information including social security numbers. the allegations are absolutely untrue, says uber. time is 7:46. it has not been boring. are you following that jackknifed truck? >> yes. this morning, in oakland, southbound 880 as you approach 16th on the right-hand side, there's a truck that jackknifed. may have been trying to to get on the freeway there. this is a titan ramp and that's what -- tight on-ramp and that's what's causing it. it's one lane and it's causing quite a big eyesore north on 880. people are able to see what's going on, and as a result, northbound traffic is busy. let's go to the maps because we have some very slow traffic this morning leaving the daly daly city area all the way down through south city and san
bruno. there was an accident near west borough there. that's why the freeway, when you go out to it this morning, is backed up pretty much from the mall heading on down. use 101 as an alternative route. this morning's commute here it's toll plaza is looking better. that ramp is beginning to clear out and we should have a decent commute sometime in the 8:00 hour. and a new view of the golden gate bridge, we can see, i think we have it there. there it is. that's a nice view. you can see from this view we have, you can see the vista point area and the robin williams tunnel. so we're not waiting for a crash to happen, but should it, we'll be able to see this whole stretch. that's a beautiful view. let's go to steve. you like that view? >> is that new? >> yes, one of our new cameras. let's get to it here. we had a few 20s yesterday. today was more 30s and 40s. i did manage to find a few.
the santa cruz mountains, 27 degrees. sleepy hollow, up in marin county, at 28. san ramon, 29. campbell, 39. still a lot of 32s in here. more 30s, upper 30s and 40s around the bay. san jose is 35 and 37 in hayward. fremont is 34. 33 in palo alto. a lot of high clouds to the north. storm track is up there for now. you can see it clipping the oregon border. probably shasta northward. i doubt much moves over the sierra. maybe northern sierra up to the basin. 30s on the temperatures here. brentwood, 32. other observations. i saw one 3. i did not see 20s on this panel. i almost slipped on something. i almost did a header there.
not good. 30 in walnut creek. san ramon and dublin in the low 30s and lafayette and concord at 33 degrees. 18 in truckee. 23 in reno. 36, santa barbara. oh, my goodness. system is moving into the north. our system is moving in the gulf of alaska and all signs point towards rain and mountain snow friday into saturday especially friday night into early saturday. now, again, tomorrow we're all right. thursday, we're all right. this is the last day of ought i am. -- autumn. there's a system in the four corners, but that won't impact us. 30s and 40s more so than 20s and 30s. it will be warmer in the afternoon highs. if you have to travel, i would plan on rain and snow moving in friday afternoon andening other. everything is fine unless you're up north until about friday morning. that takes us until thursday night. we go until noon or 1:00. then watch what happens. here's friday night. this could be moderate to heavy. i've seen signs of heavy rain friday night with mountain snow
and taking us into saturday morning. we could be looking at feet of snow by the time we get to christmas for some of the northern mountains and up in the sierras. if you must travel, i would go as early as you can. it could be really tough friday and saturday. 50s on the temperatures. a little bit warmer each day. that will take us into the winter solstice. a warmer day. why not? then in thursday and friday rain. sunday it will be cold and breezy. another system the day after. >> thanks, steve. high school students look into the future. in 15 minutes, the bay area university seeing a record number of applications. but first, landing a helping holiday hand, how a very special home care program is helping to inspire people this holiday season.
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welcome back. you and i know that decking the halls for the holidays can be a chore. but for the elderly and can disabled, it could be impossible. one company is doing something to make sure everyone can get into the christmas spirit and pam is back in the studio to tell you the story. it's a home health care company and the owner wants to show people how a little time can make a big difference right in your own neighborhood. >> how are you? >> good. merry christmas. >> reporter: michelle has spinal muscular atrophy which
is getting worse. her husband is her primary caregiver but had back surgery and can't help her. that's where the elves come in. >> let me get it for you. >> reporter: cristina comes to the house to help with the little things that make a big difference. >> show me where you want it? >> all right. >> right there? you know you did a great job. >> probably the hardest thing is to ask for help. put the cookies in the oven. >> okay. >> to be able to say to someone, please will you help me with my laundry or put away dishes or dust or clean the floor, you know, just kind of make everything clean and tidy and neat, that's a comfort. >> reporter: the elves of synergy are paid employees, so they go through training and
background checks. but the group is hoping to lead by example and inspire others to reach out to organizations such as hospice that need volunteers. or you can simply check on your older neighbor. they may need help putting up decorations. maybe it's their first holiday alone or could just use some company over tea and a plate of cookies. cristina says, you'll get a lot in return. >> watching them smile, you know what i mean? being happy that someone is here to help them. i can come in and make them smile for even an hour, i'm totally all for it especially around the holidays. to be ableto be able to go into the home and do those things rather than have them go to assisted living where it's complete strangers and completely different surroundings means the world to me. thank you. >> they're hoping their work will inspire all of us to think
about that neighbor, that older person we know, someone who can use some help especially right now during the holidays, which can be, you know, very lonely for a lot of people as well. so just finding a little comfort and sharing your time with someone. >> got it. all right. thank you. time to check in with mike and claudine. >> thank you. ber or in berlin. 12 people killed and positives of others injured -- dozens of others injured. police may have the wrong person in custody. a bus driver critically injured in a late night flash oakland. what police say caused it.
san francisco police department is getting a new chief. coming up, what we've learned about the could the and man who the mayor has selected for the job. u.s. cities on high alert after germany's deadly truck attack. the extra security measures taken as the driver responsible may still be on the loose. this is ktvu mornings on 2. good morning, everyone. welcome back. it is tuesday, december 20th. >> good morning. we are following a developing story with your morning commute. let's go to sal with the very latest on what's happening. >> he have with a jackknifed truck in oakland on 880 southbound just before 16th exit. it's actually near one of the on-ramps and a frontage road is also affected. you see the truck there. i don't know if you can make it out. it's a little bit light here, but southbound 880 right at 16th, part of the right lane on the freeway is taken away.
that's part of the problem. they have made a little bit of progress a little while ago with more of a spectacle and it was slowing northbound traffic. that seems to be improving. let's take a quick look at the coliseum cam here. look at that. northbound 880 is slow driving into downtown oakland this morning. you have a pretty decent alternative and that would be to use interstate 580 in both directions. it's actually looking good, and you can avoid this mess on interstate 80. let's talk about south city and daly city because if you're going to be getting on 280 this morning, i would advise against it from the mall heading on down to san bruno. there have been a couple of crashes here that have taken away lanes and traffic is recovering, but traffic is slow. it's also slow on el camino real as people are avoiding 280. the best bet for you is to use 101 and head down the peninsula that way. or if you're a local and you know some of the side roads, this is the morning to pull that shortcut out. now at 8:00, this is a look at
the bay bridge. it's getting better. it's not as good as it was yesterday, but it's getting better here in the 8:00 hour as you drive through. 8:01, let's go back to steve. >> thank you. we do have mainly clear skies. still cold this morning although most locations are running about 5 degrees warmer. areas up in lake county, we are out of the morning teens and having a heat wave. it's a balmy 25 degrees. that sunrise in morgan valley, lower lake was 18 degrees. now, there's still many 30s and it's quite cold, but there are more 40s than we saw yesterday by far. a little bit of an offshore breeze will help the coast warm up into the 60s. most locations will be in the mid to upper 50s. a little bit of rain up north as well. that will drag across the northern part of the state. 32 san ramon. dublin is at 31. brentwood is at 33. we've bottomed out on our lows. it will be a slow climb up. our system is coming in for
friday. we'll have more on that. let's get back to the news. >> thank you. this, month, san francisco mayor expected to announce the city's next police chief. there is a report that he is hiring someone from outside the department. alley is joining us live from san francisco this morning with what we know and also the challenges this new chief will face. >> reporter: well, this chief will be coming into the department as a time when it appears community groups and the police officers association are sometimes at odds over what new policies to enacted at the department. now, what we know is at 11:00 this morning, the mayor will make it official. they are going to have a new police chief and according to the san francisco chronicle, the new chief is william scott. he is from the los angeles police department. scott is the deputy chief of the south bureau for the lapd, the area that covers more than 50 square miles. scott started with the lapd25 years ago. he promoted no commander and he's been with the gang task
force. the chronicle is reported that the interim chief was one of the finalists for this job, but ultimately, it appears, according to the chronicle, the mayor has decided to look outside the department for a new chief. usf criminal justice professor and former chief spoke with you guys on mornings on 2 a short time ago and he explained for any incoming chief coming from outside the department, it's very important for the success of the department that he get along well with the officers. >> to be a good chief, you have to love your troops, and i think that was a very profound statement by chief william brat on. the officers will pick up on that right away. do you care about them? are they your priority? and it's something that everybody is going to be looking to. >> reporter: he was quoting the former police chief of lapd, the former boss of this
new incoming police chief william scott. now, the mayor has faced criticism over the past year for the face al police shootings -- fatal shootings in san francisco. there were numerous protests over the shooting of mario woods. community groups called for the resignation of the mayor and then police chief. he stepped down at chief in may of this year and since then, tony has been the interim chief, but starting today, we are expecting the may torah noun that he is -- the mayor to announce he is bringing in a man from the lapd to lead the department. we are going to find out why he looked outside the department for this top job and there's a news conference later this morning. >> thank you. here are the events that led up to the mayor's expected announcement of that new chief in san francisco. police chief resigned back in may after losing the support of the mayor. his decision to step down followed a number of controversial shootings in the
city. tony was immediately named acting chief. the city began a nationwide search and he was a candidate as well as finest for the job. this summer, there were 60 candidates for the job. in november, san francisco's police commission sent the mayor the names of three candidates, but kept the names secret. meantime, the city of oakland continues its search for a new permanent police chief there. the deadline for candidates to submit their applications at oakland city hall closed last month and the city has been spending weeks interviewing selected candidates. oakland has not had a permanent chief since he resigned in june. that followed a widespread sexual misconduct scandal within the department. some of the candidates for the san francisco police chief job were also in the running for the same job across the bay in the city of oakland. the big question for oakland and san francisco in their search for leaders has been why whether -- whether to promote from within or bring someone in from outside. outside candidates can bring a
fresh perspective. do you prefer to have someone from inside or outside the bay area lead your police department? let us no he what you think by posting -- know what you think by posting on our facebook page. you can tweeted us with the hashtag ktvu. turning now to major news overseas and the investigation into the deadly truck attack in berlin. authorities say the truck driver who carried out the attack may be at large. the man running from the scene who was arrested may have been cleared. investigators believe someone hijacked the truck and plowed into a group of shoppers at a market. 12 people were killed. 48 others were injured. the man who had been originally driving the truck was found stabbed and shot to death inside of it. now, although the german investigation is just beginning, president-elect donald trump is already blaming islamist terrorists for the attack. he said, quote, civilians were killed in the street as they prepared to celebrate the
holiday. they continue to slaughter christians in their communities and places of worship. major cities around the world say they are reviewing security plans following the attack. new york police are putting armed officers at popular holiday markets at the entrance to the central park area. there's also increased security at the german consul at. new from overnight, oakland police say a bus driver was critically injured in a late night crash. this happened after 11:00 on 10th avenue and oak street. police say it appears the driver swerved to avoid another vehicle when the bus crashed into a tree and a parked car. no one else was hurt. several streets were shut down while it was investigated. san francisco police say a 60-year-old woman was struck by a bus. this happened around 7:00 last night near kearny and market in downtown san francisco. investigators say the woman was
walking in the area when she was hit and pinned underneath the bus. she was transported to the hospital with critical leg injuries. police are still trying to determine the cause of that accident. well, today nevada is expected to take another step in trying to lure the raiders is las vegas. a county mission is going to -- commission is going to loan the stadium board up to half a until dollars. they are in. ha of many of the contracts for the stadium. the money would be used to hire lawyers to negotiate development and operating deals. commissioners will examine the proposal today and a vote is expected in two weeks. a record number of high school students are applying to get into berkeley next year. they say more than 85,000 high school students have submitted applications which is a 3% increase over last year. it reflects a 7.6% increase in applications from california residents overall. and applications from minority students, african-american, native american, and latinos who live in the state are up by
6%. a federal judge expected to release copies of the search warrant to search a computer forks e-mails -- for e-mails. the e-mails were found on a computer belonging to anthony weiner. the fbi was investigating him for sending messages to a 15- year-old girl. many clint or supporters believe the -- clinton supporters believe the reopening of the e-mails hurt her campaign. a plan against donald trump did not succeed. he finished with 304 votes easily surpassing the required 270 votes to win the presidency. hillary clinton had 227. there was a move to get electors to cast their votes for another republican such as ohio governor john kasich in an attempt to flip the election. but he encouraged them to cast
their votes for trump. >> it's an important responsibility, and as we cast our vote today for the president-elect donald trump, then sometime in january, we will have an inauguration and we'll have a new president. >> there were protests outside the state alcohols across the country -- capitals across the country. a stolen tow truck leads police on a chase in the east bay to the peninsula early this morning. coming up at 7:20, the pursuit and the tactic that finally stopped the run away flatbed truck.
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of food. on thursday or friday, they're going to come in here and shop for free for their children. they get to pick basically whatever toy they want. i believe they get two different toys. sacred heart community service, one of the spokes people is jill. tell us what you still need. >> yes. we're short on legos and action figures and also these do it yourself science kits. they're really great for kids. they're hands on projects. >> okay. i know you're going to be helping out 6200 children, and we always hear children. but a lot of them are teens. teen boys and girls. this is a section here that you still need a lot of help in. what sort of things can people buy? >> so as you can see, we have presume, make-up -- perfume, make-up. if you have a teenager in your house, ask them what they want and go shopping with them and have it be a family experience.
>> reporter: okay. i know we have bicycles in here and, you know, only certain families will get that. you do a raffle? >> yes. >> reporter: it looks like there's a lot of toys, but still not enough. what's one of the gifts that goes the quickest, whatever you have parents come in here shopping for. >> legos. those are a hot item every year and also there's different types of legos. we have moana legos. she's popular this time of year. and action figures are big this year with the "star wars" movies coming out. so definitely need those items. >> okay. thank you so much, jill. she was also mentioning to me earlier that they still need some volunteers for thursday and friday to help restock as the parents come and shop here. so if you would like to help or get more information, you can go to our website, www.ktvu.com on the home page click on web links. you can donate online or come down here to drop off a gift.
so they would really appreciate that. a lot of the times, this could really be the only gift the child is receiving for christmas because these are going to kids from low-income families. back to you. >> all right. let's hope they get more donations coming in in time for christmas. thanks so much. this week, the san francisco police department is giving away more than 6,000 toys to children. yesterday, police officers went to the sunny dale housing development center and you can see the smiles on the faces after they received their gifts. the toys were collected through the sfpd's annual toy drive. the warriors also donated 300 toys and the mayor donated 3,000. police in morgan hill gave a single mom an unexpected surprise after her car filled with christmas gifts was stolen. that car was stolen last week from a k-mart parking lot while she was holiday shopping. police found the car and arrested two people, but all the presents that had been in that car were gone. officers gave the car back in
time for christmas, and they also went above and beyond with their own money and help from the police officers association, they went shopping to replace those lost items. >> thank you so much. >> yeah. merry christmas. can we get a hug? >> i have never in my life got any gifts like that. >> she says she is thankful for the morgan hill police department's act of kindness and says now that she has her car back, she's saving up to fix it. it was in bad shape. it had missing parts when it was recovered. our time now is 8:17. time to go out to sal. the traffic doesn't seem as bad as it was yesterday. we have the problems out there though. >> just enough traffic that if something happens, there will be a backup, but some commutes are beginning to get better. this is highway 4. i want to take a look at it because i notice the that it was a little bit slow just a few moments
ago. now, things have recovered. so we're beginning to see the recovery this morning. when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza now, yesterday at this time it was completely clear. today it's almost clear and just enough people -- i've been doing informal survey. are you going thursday or friday? just about everyone i spoke to they're not going to work on friday. not everyone, but, for example, us in the newsroom, we'll be here. let's look at south city. it's getting better out of daly daly city. we had an earlier accident. still slow. the good option is highway 101. this is 880 in oakland. pardon me. i was ahead of myself here. that jackknifed big rig southbound is still partial here in that right -- partially in that right lane. it is backed up from the 980. south city is a mess but it's improving. if you want to leave san francisco, don't use 280. i would recommend using 101 instead to head down the peninsula. let's bring steve in here.
good morning, steve. >> good morning. are you here thursday? >> yes. >> are you here friday? >> yes. >> are you here next week? >> no. >> same here. i think you're right. >> i have to take time off. right? >> me, too. good morning, everyone. it's cold out there. it's clear, but sunday and morning were colder by 5 or 7 degrees for some. yet, there are 20s. brody sanders along marsh creek road, it was 22 yesterday and 26 this morning. a couple locations in the 20s, but there are a lot more 30s and 40s and there's a little breeze kind of kicking up its heels around oakland and along the embarcadero. 3 degrees warmer in west danville. 30 this morning for a low. frost and everything else. that will do it. with the nights being so long, jake is speaking of 30, almost the solstice. 2:43 in the morning tomorrow. 30 degrees in the park. it is a bright beginning to our
day. so a good cheer to all. thank you for that. 30s for some. santa rosa is 33. they were 32. 37, san jose. it must be an offshore breeze there. there's a good breeze from the san mateo coast. a little bit on the marin and sonoma coast. you can see the wind direction as well. even out to the valley and across an pablo -- san pablo bay. low to mid-60s around the bay. maybe watsonville, you get that breeze coming out of the mountains. so you start off cold, but it does look like temperatures will be the many whattest around -- warmest around there. we have rain to the north and it will stay to the north on the peninsula. 30s and 40s in menlo park. stanford at 32. 18 truckee. our system for friday is still 3 days away, but if you are traveling and you must, there's pretty good rain and snow up in oregon, washington and extreme northern california.
we're okay today. look for temperatures to bump up a bit. still a cold morning with 30s and 40s, but we will see upper 50s to low 60s the next couple days. looks like rain is on tap for friday afternoon and evening and maybe moderate to heavy rain with snow in the mountains. it could be one to two feet by the time we get to late friday into early saturday. not too shabby here. be advised if you are traveling. thursday would be a much better day than friday. upper 50s with a breeze there. that slight offshore means not bad at the coast. we'll continue that tomorrow and then cloud it up with the rain on friday into early saturday. but christmas looks dry but cold and breezy. more safety concerns about uber. self-driving cars coming up in 20 minutes, this year's list. first -- >> going in the water ankle deep, with you coming out, it was up to my chest. >> trapped inside a cave for 39 hours surrounded by rising water. how the group of people inside
not get the booster shot. >> there's enough people who aren't immunized or up to date with their immunizations that they can act as a population where the disease can spread. >> doctors are recommending that parents get booster shots for their children. they say it often goes undetected because it looks like a cold in the early days. symptoms include a distinctive cough. 7 people in indiana trammed for 9 -- trapped for 39 hours inside a cave were rescued. they were exploring over the weekend when heavy rains raised the water levels inside. one woman in the group says the water was ankle deep when they went in, but rose up to her chest. they had to wait about eight hours to let the water go down. >> we just were playing a waiting game. we knew we would have to wait and wait. we saw how high the water had gotten. we weren't going to be able to get out of the cave until the water got down. >> we couldn't know on the
surface exactly where they were when this excessive rainfall hit. where they were, that was a concern because we didn't know where. >> rescue crews finally were able to reach them early yesterday morning. now, we were experienced cave exploressers. they did have -- explorers. they did have food and water. new this, month, a the hall of fame unduct he's have been announced. journey, pearl jam, electric light orchestra and yes. others were among the nominees. the ceremony will be held in april. well, a north bay school trashed and ransacked overnight. next, the incredible damage left behind by one man on a ram pain at a high school -- rampage at a high school.
plus a ripple effect from the fire. the challenges facing residents of a similar work and living space were artists in the east bay. good morning, we still see traffic a little bit slow in some areas. but we've seen a lot of improvement out there. this is 80 clearing up a truck that got into a crash. we'll tell you what it's going to traffic. the last day of autumn today. it looks to be okay. friday into monday looks like a lot of rain and snow. more on that coming up.
. a wild chase involving a stolen tow truck this morning. it ended with police running through on-coming traffic on highway 101. coming up, how it all leads back to this white suv at a tow yard in san leandro. welcome back to mornings on 2. >> good morning, everyone. we'll get you up to date on your traffic. but first let's say hello to steve. i think you're going to like friday through monday. it looks like a lot of snow coming. >> we love it. >> next couple of days, enjoy it the travel could be -- tricky here. if you have to travel to the mountains, even up to the sierra, i've seen some professions of -- projections of a couple feet. this mocker, it's cold but not -- this morning it's cold, but not as cold as yesterday. that's going to translate into mild to warm temperatures i think over by the beaches. enjoy it while you can. then breeze coming from land to sea right over from the delta,
san pablo bay over to 63, 64 in santa cruz. a little bit of rain on the north coast. a lot of clouds streaming there. we're okay for today. we're beginning to bounce off the morning lows. 43 in santa cruz. it's happening quick there that offshore breeze. look for rain to the north. probably about oh -- most of us are sunny. 50s on the temperatures. a little bit warmer. all right. 8:31. you had back-to-back busy days here. >> that's right. this morning we have a lot of slow traffic, steve. on interstate 80 just outside of downtown oakland before 16th exit, there's a jackknifed truck for a while. it's been a little bit for them to unwind and clear it out. it's not causing as much slow traffic as it was. southbound is slow coming down from 980. northbound 880 is slow from about the coliseum.
very slow traffic heading up to downtown oakland, partly because it's just a slow commute at that time any way. getting to the bay bridge, we do see the traffic here as improved quite a bit. a little bit of slowing getting on past the lights, but that's about all. we look at the south bay commute and we haven't had a lot going on here. it definitely is not as busy as it normally is when all the freeways are slow. southbound 280 slow down to san bruno. i would recommend using 1 01 if you can out of san francisco. 8:32. let's go back to the desk. a man is under arrest after leading the highway patrol on a dangerous chase in a stolen tow truck. alex explains how that truck was stolen from a tow company. >> reporter: well, the man who led officers on that early morning pursuit broke into san leandro towing this morning, apparently he was trying to get his suv that had been impounded. but he was confronted by an employee, and that's when the man hopped into a flatbed tow
truck that had the keys inside. he drove that tow truck through the front fence, and that led to this wild early morning chase. the man headed north up into oakland with police and chp officers in pursuit. he crossed the bay bridge and then took 101 south through san francisco, ramming two patrol cars. officers lead out spike strips and eventually flattened all four tires on that truck. the driver came to a stop in the middle of the freeway, jumped from the truck, and took off running. officers stopped traffic and chased after him and eventually took him into custody. the owner of san leandro towing says it's clear. the man who was running from officers didn't know how to handle the rig? >> it's hard to stop. they spike stripped it. so the end result is he this caught him. >> i'm surprised it happened. i mean, it's not like you're not going to know who it is.
>> reporter: even though he did quite a bit of damage to the patrol right side coo, there were no -- patrol car, there were no officers hurt. he's facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon and felony hevation -- evasion. they have damage to repair to this fence taken down by the tow truck. they also have to repair the truck itself. the owner of this place says he's never seen anything quite like this before. ktvu fox 2 news. time now is 8:34. they are still searching for a driver who fired shots at another car in oakland. that happened around 3:00 in the eastbound lanes near grand avenue. the chp says the driver of a black mercedes fired shots at a honda that was tailgating him. right before the shooting, someone in the honda displayed a rude hand gesture at the mercedes driver. the chp says the honda was riddled with bullet holes but no one was hurt.
>> we tell people, everybody around us when we're driving, that's somebody's loved one. it's right before the holidays. thank god this didn't end much worse than it did. >> the freeway was closed for about 45 minutes causing a major backup. if you have any information, you're being asked to you will coo the -- you're being asked to call the chp. a chuting happened sunday -- shooting happened sunday morning near foothill boulevard. a 32-year-old man was shot and killed after leaving a memorial service at the church. there's no word on any motive. new from overnight, 23-year- old man was arrested for vandalizing a high school in santa rosa. it happened after 11:00. they responded to an alarm at the school and found the administration building damaged. they saw a man throwing objects and breaking glass windows. that's when they called the deputies. they say they arrested a 23-
year-old man. he's facing charges that include burglary, felony vandalism, and being under the influence of a controlled substance. deputies say he caused more than $100,000 in damage. 25 people are now without a home after a fire at an apartment complex in concord. that fire destroyed two units and damaged six others on laguna street. fire fighters say it started in a downstairs unit. an 11-year-old boy was home with his grandmother at the time. he opened his fronted door and -- front door and saw the flames. they used a ladder to rescue the boy and his grandma. >> i got scared and then i had to go through the balcony. then i saw people saying to jump, and then i said no. i was scared. >> no one was seriously hurt in the fire and the red cross is putting the families up in hotels. the fire marshal said it started near a wall heater. tenants at a live work
warehouse are facing an uncertain future. the city is planning to hand the owner a list of code violations today or tomorrow. that building is known as burnt ramen. it's like end to the ghost ship warehouse because it serves as a live work artist space. 36 people died in the ghost ship fire which led to scrutiny of other spaces. last friday, it was red tagged and five tenants were told to move out. >> eight inspectors, one police officer running through taking pictures of everything. so i don't see why they couldn't have come up with a list of items when they comply. >> the fire chief tells us the building's problems include people living in crawlspaces, bars and chicken wires covering the windows, and there's no electricity. it was cut off. power is supplied by batteries.
now, while oakland investigates the fire, attorneys for man leasing the building are concerned he'll be held criminally responsible. lawyers are worried he's ignored safety issues. former tenants say he failed to reduce fire hazards. well-known defense attorney is one of the lawyers representing him. two other attorneys released a statement which reads in part, our investigation shows that he committed no conduct amounting to criminal negligence. he should not be made a scapegoat. it was a very close call for drivers in san francisco after a tree came crashing down at the entrance of the tunnel. this happened before 1:30 yesterday afternoon. it was so large, it stretched across lanes of travel. it landed on a white ford escort that was headed south. no one was injured. it's one of the pain streets to and from the golden gate bridge it took crews 90 minutes to
clear that tree. a family of a teenager who was killed by a fallen tree limb is suing the city. he was climbing a tree when a limb broke off. he fell to the ground and the branch hit him in the head. according to the east bay times, his family claims the city knew that the tree was diseased because it was marked for removal but that they did not do anything about it until after he died. the family plans to hold a news conference to talk about the lawsuit later today. well, car tires slashed and christmas decorations destroyed in a sacramento area. >> sounds like the grinch or a scrooge but worse. the neighborhood being targeted by vandals and how police are responding. one of the biggest stars in tennis is attacked. what police believe was the motive. motive. still slow in many areas, but some areas are also improving quite a bit. we'll sort it out straight
wimbledon champion was injured in her apartment. she tweeted about the attack this morning. she said her left hand was badly injured, but she is expected to make a full recovery. police say they believe the attack took place during a home invasion. there's no word if there have been any arrests. we are learning more about the man who assassinated russia's ambassador to turkey in what they are calling a terrorist attack. they say the man was a 22-year- old off-duty police officer who was later killed by police. he shouted god is great and don't forget aleppo. don't forget syria before shooting the ambassador. they believe there were other people involved in the attack because it appears to have been well planned. it followed days of protest in turkey by people angry at russia's support of syria's government and the bombing of civilians in aleppo. this morning, there was a somber ceremony at the airport in turkey where honor guards
carried the coffin with the ambassador's body. the wife approached the coffin obviously emotional. the plane carrying the coffin is now on its way to moscow. there has been a sudden increase in gun sales because of new laws taking effect in the new year banning certain kinds of semi-automatic rivals. december 31st is the final day to buy them with certain features such as the so-called bullet but button. governor brown signed a package of gun laws that put that ban in place. since then, statewide, 250,000 were sold. some buyers admit they're buying them because they don't agree with the ban. >> that's the bottom line. they took a choice away from responsible adults. they took a choice away completely. >> firearms purchases of all kinds including and guns are up 40% this year compared to last.
neither side in the uber self driving car debate is backing down. uber is adamant that it's in compliance with laws and it will continue to test the 11 cars throughout san francisco. but the california attorney general says uber must apply for a special permit to operate these cars. the examiner reports they have been directed to look into joining legal action against uber. they are concerned after seeing a self driving car running a red light and almost hitting a pedestrian. now there's a report that the self-driving cars are operating in san francisco's bike lanes. uber says the company is trying to fix the flaw. a member of the san francisco bicycle coalition reports seeing one of the cars making unsafe right turns through a bike lane rather than safely merging into the bike lanes early to make that right-hand turn. stay out of the bike lanes. coming up, let's check in with sal and how we're looking on
this tuesday morning. >> good morning. traffic is, i would say, okay on 880. it's a little better than it was. we had an earlier jackknifed truck. they're trying to get it all completely out of the way. that ramp getting on to southbound 880 there is still taken up. the traffic is a little better, but still a little slow leaving down down oakland -- downtown oakland. i think as we get closer to the holiday, you're going to see more commutes like this. southbound 280 and 101 are slow from earlier issues. things are recovering nicely on 101 and 280. still going to see slow traffic. 8:46. let's bring steve in. still cleared out as you said. well-done. thank you. we do have 30s and 40s on the temperatures. we did have some 20s. today is the last day of fall and it will be a lit by the
warmer under mostly sunny skies. 30s and 40s, there's 60s on the coast from about half moon bay to santa cruz. so if you -- i'm freezing. maybe just head over there and take a drive on highway 1 and enjoy the sunshine. a little bit of offshore breeze. that's land to sea. it's coming from the delta over the bay. it's not that strong although there's stronger gusts. up when see them coming off the meteorologist and coming down -- mountains and down across the coast, that's going to be pretty nice and warm over there. we do have a lot of cloud cover and some rain to the north. some of that might clip northern mendocino county. active pattern will stay up north for a couple days and then it looks like it's going to get rainy and snowy over here friday into saturday and then again monday and most of next week. so if you have to travel, the earlier you go, the better. a cold morning today. the pattern is changing a
little bit. rain on friday for us, but snow in the mountains and i've seen some projections down now and next wednesday or thursday. a foot of snow in the mountains. so look for the rain to begin friday night. it could be tough here if this materializes or comes in as advertised, and that's going to trance light into a lot of snow -- translate into a lot of snow. today, tomorrow, not bad. cold in the morning but mostly sunny and a little warmer. we cloud up thursday. rain friday evening. it could be heavy in the mountains into saturday morning. we get a break on sunday, but i'll tell you, i have seen projections up to next week of four to five feet of snow. >> four to five feet? >> 54 incheses. >> -- inches. >> hopefully overnight with not a lot of people on the roads though. that makes dangerous driving. >> there will be friday and saturday? >> okay. thanks so much. well, lending a helping holiday hand. >> watching them smile, you know what i mean? being happy that someone is here to help them.
i can come in and make them smile, and i'm totally all for it especially around the holidays. >> next, how a special home care program is hoping to inspire people this holiday season. and this time now, we take a look at our instagram picture of the morning and it comes from kailey. make sure to send us your best shots. use the hashtag www.ktvu.com. ♪ [ music ] afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine.
we all know decking the halls can be a shore. for the elderly, it can be impossible. >> a home care company is sending in the elves to make sure everyone can get into the christmas spirit. pam is joining us with the story. >> reporter: yeah. think about all the people who can't get around like they used to or maybe they're alone during the holidays or their
family doesn't live close by. this may inspire to you reach out. >> hi michelle. >> hi cristina. >> how are you? >> good. merry christmas. >> reporter: michelle has at trophy which is getting worse -- atrophy which is getting worse. her husband had back surgery and can't help her now. that's where the elves come in. >> let me get her for you. >> reporter: cristina comes to the house to help with the little things that make a big difference. >> show me where you want it? >> all right. >> you did a great job. >> is probably the hardest thing is to ask for help. if we can put the cook owes in the -- cookies in the oven. >> okay. >> to be able to say to someone, please will you help me with my laundry or put away dishes or dust or clean the
floor, you know, just kind of make everything clean and tidy and neat, that's a comfort. >> reporter: the elves are paid employees, so they go through training and background checks. they are hoping to lead my example and inspire wills to reach out -- others to reach out to organizations such as hospice that need volunteers, or you can check on your older neighbors. they may need help putting up decorations. it may be their first holiday alone or could just use some company over tea and a plate of cookies. cristina says, you'll get a lot in return. >> watching them smile, you know what i mean? being happy that someone is here to help them. if i can make them smile for an hour, i'm totally all for it especially around the holidays. >> to be able to have someone come in the home and do those kinds of things for me rather
than go to assisted living where it's complete strangers and completely different surroundings means the world to me. thank you. >> no problem. >> reporter: so you can be an elf right in your own neighborhood. of course, synergy is home health care. if you have a loved one, someone who needs someone to come in, a paid pro eggs next al to -- professional to come in. you don't have to be a paid professional. there is someone in your own neighborhood who could use a little help, a little company. >> not just hanging the wreath. it's a company. >> that's fantastic. thanks. right now is a final call for a beloved sportscaster. when we return, the public memorial is taking place in georgia. georgia. ♪ think of your fellow man. ♪ lend him a helping hand. ♪ put a little love in your heart. ♪ ♪ take a good look around...
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we are hearing from the truck driver -- this happened yesterday morning. investigators say 26-year-old bhavesh kumar slammed into a concrete poll. >> he was always there for everybody. he was a great soul out here. always smiling and always laughing.>> family members said the young truck driver had just bought his wife to the bay area from their homeland of fiji. investigators said they believe in icy roadway may be to blame for the accident that took his life. a judge has been cleared of misconduct in a sexual assault case involving brock turner. judge persky group nationwide
criticism for his decision to sentence turner for six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside a campus party. turner ended up spending three months in jail due to good behavior . yesterday the state commission on judicial performance concluded the judge showed no bias in the case. one of judge persky's chief critic says she is not surprised by the panel's decision.>> we never expected frankly this commission to impose any judicial discipline. it is extremely rare and we believe this is a question for the voters.>> professor. dauber says she is moving forward with her order to recall judge persky . she needs 20% of the registered voters in santa clara county. that is about 80,000 people. someone in sacramento county has been slashing christmas decorations and car tires. at least seven houses weren't targeted as well as six parked cars. one woman says she spent part
of yesterday trying to taper decorations back together.>> they slashed santa fe's. -- santos phase. they literally -- slashed santa's face. >> these pictures are coming in from nba tv. sager was a beloved basketball recorder. he is known for wearing colorful suits. he died last thursday at the age of 65. five children are expected to speak at the service. they are calling him a wonderful father who was more proud of their accomplishments rather than anything he did himself. the nba has announced changes with the all-star game. players and reporters are
voting for the first time ever. previously fans only voted. the game will be held on february the game will be held on february 19 in new orleans to extract today at 9 am the top 10 communication moments of 2016. >> the story that has brought me to this stage. plus holiday haircuts for a good cause.>> and a tree house designed to get your children outside to play. what a college career this young man has. he ends that career by sparking a national debate. he decided not to play in the sun bowl with his teammates instead focusing in on the nfl draft. .controversy is coming up. we are back and forth on