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>> outstanding kick! >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning, it's thursday, november 21. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00. and between going out the door with a little bit of sunshine and rain? >> we are going to talk about this first. the power is back on in san mateo this morning. a power line snapped during last night's commute and landed on top of caltrain tracks. that plunged a lot of san mateo into darkness and stopped trains from running through the city. >> typical there's a problem down the line, we'll get back to you, back to you, back to you. and finally here we are. >> i'm not exactly sure where we are, but -- what town are we in? >> you're in san mateo. >> oh, okay, good, thank you. >> i'm glad she could help him out. it took about four hours to get caltrain running again through
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san mateo. time for lawrence now. >> it's raining in the east bay now. we are seeing heavy rainfall showing up on our hi-def doppler radar. look at this another round that's making its way through parts of the east bay. you're going to see that dumping this morning. but then as we head in toward the afternoon things begin to settle down. but still, stormy weather heading along the 680, rain into sunol, just making more showers into livermore and more to come. it's spreading south. you can see the low continuing to bring rain into the bay area. more snow in the higher elevations but it's all going to be headed south throughout the day today. outside now we have mostly cloudy skies across the bay area. we are not seeing some rain, you may see a little drizzle or sprinkles. temperatures in the 50s. toward the afternoon, warming up and more sunshine up into the 60s in many spots but the winds likely to kick up as we head in towards tonight. we'll have more on that and the rest of your weather coming up. light now let's check your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. and so far we are problem-free
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all the way across the san mateo bridge if you are leaving hayward. caltrans suspended overnight roadwork so not much blocking lanes. here's a live look at 37. richmond/san rafael bridge and 101, this is a live look through novato. everything so far moving at the speed limit all the way down into san rafael. that commute was pretty wrecked the past couple of days because of several accidents. westbound 580 heavy traffic looks like north flynn to north livermore but again, you can beat the morning rush by heading out now. the real bigger delays from tracy haven't quite begun yet. bart systemwide on time. muni also looks good. caltrain and ace train 1 so far no delay out of the central valley. that's your latest "kcbs traffic report." >> thank you. new this morning, rohnert park police tackled a driver of a utility truck who led them on quite a chase. it began around 1:30 in the morning on golf course drive when officers tried to pull over a truck because of the headlights were off.
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the driver sped off on to southbound highway 101. chp finally set up spike strips causing the truck to hit an suv. the driver got off the highway and fled on foot. he was then caught. a bay area war veteran is pulled from a plane in north korea minutes before set to take off and then detained. now three weeks later, family and friends had no contact with the 85-year-old from palo alto. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us from the newsroom with more on this developing story. cate. >> reporter: frank, experts say north korea hasn't acknowledged it's holding him and the state department isn't confirming he is the american detained. 85-year-old korean war veteran merrill newman was on his way back home to palo alto but he was detained off his flight. >> i feel like it's a bad movie or something. i still can't believe and we've known quite a while that it's real. i just feel he's the easiest man to talk to and the nicest
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and i can't believe this could happen. >> reporter: neighbors and friends know him to be adventurous. they can't make sense of his detainment. >> an old retired guy, i mean, what's the threat exactly? >> reporter: a north korean expert from stanford is also looking for answers. >> this is unfortunately a kind of barbaric behavior on the part of the north koreans. you have to wonder why this happened. >> reporter: newman's son told anderson cooper the day before his flight his father met with north korean officials who talked about his army experience in the korean war. newman apparently thought nothing of it until he was escorted off the plane. his travel companion from their channing house retirement community said in a statement, quote, there has to be a terrible misunderstanding. i hope that the north koreans will see this as a humanitarian matter and allow him to return to his family as soon as possible. the u.s. does not have diplomatic relations with north
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korea. so newman's family has been working with the state department officials and the swedish embassy in an effort to get him released. meanwhile, the u.s. has issued a warning against travel to north korea citing the, quote, risk of arbitrary arrest of u.s. citizens. live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> a korean-american kenneth bae was detained in north korea last year accused of illegal missionary work. he was sentenced in april to 15 years of hard labor. he is the longest serving detainee in north korea since 1953. san francisco police are looking for a man they say is extremely dangerous after a fender-bender ended with a deadly shooting. police are trying to find 23- year-old michael green. he is accused of shooting more than a dozen rounds during a dispute over a fender-bender in a san francisco parking lot sunday morning. 23-year-old mal keisha warren was killed. her mother has a message for the killer.
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>> give yourself up. you did the crime, do the time. >> he is a big guy, last seen sort of long disheveled hair. >> warren's friend nisha bean was shot and is in the hospital. eight armed robberies happened in less than four hours and vallejo police think the same people are behind all of them. the first was reported about 5:30 p.m. last at 9:15. one family had just finished shopping when they were robbed and a deliveryman was held up outside a costco. victims said two or three black men wearing hoodies pointed guns and demanded money. no suspects at this time. happening today, the bart board could reject a contract offer that ended last month's strike. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in oakland with what the two sides are saying. anne? >> reporter: well, there are a lot of members of the board but those who we have spoken to thus far say they are ready to reject this deal. it could be going back to the
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drawing board on this long- fought bart contract. they say there's no way to pay for the six weeks of paid family leave that was mistakenly found in the final draft. if the board rejects the deal, it's back to the bargaining table with the unions. and if workers end up deciding to walk out again, bart cannot stop them. >> i think there's less than enthusiasm on the side of the unions. but i feel a responsibility to the general public and we have to find a way to conclude these negotiations. >> reporter: union leaders were huddled behind closed doors yesterday trying to come up with their own solution by today's vote. service worker president roxanne sanchez told us by phone the board has three viable options. vote the contract up as it is, vote the contract down or wait. anything else will add confusion. the unions do say at this point, talk of a strike is
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premature. >> anne, how much would it cost to leave the disputed provision in the contract? >> reporter: now, the cost depends on who you talk to. bart originally quoted a figure of up to $44 million over the course of the contract which is four years. but that quote was based on one- third of employees taking that entire six weeks, which does of course seem unlikely. >> anne makovec live in oakland, thank you. some new details about the tsa agent killed at l.a.x. we now know he died two to five minutes after he was shot. the coroner's report comes after two law enforcement officials say agent gerardo hernandez did not receive aid until 33 minutes after the gunman opened fire. autopsy information was released because of pressure to clarify when hernandez died. sfo says the self- evaluation of its response to the asiana crash revealed some big problems. for one thing, the emergency alert system failed making it more difficult to get the word
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out to airport staff. sfo is now looking for a new vendor. the airport upgraded its website after it failed to keep up with the sudden surge of traffic. bay area news. investigators are looking into allegations of racially charged hazing at san jose state university. a black freshman says some roommates have constantly harassed him in their four- bedroom on-campus suite. the santa clara county d.a.'s office filed misdemeanor hate crime and battery charges against three students. prosecutors and the university are still investigating. a high school student in santa rosa is under arrest. police say he stabbed his teacher over and over again with a pencil. the 16-year-old ran off when his classmates at midrose high intervened. the teacher was not badly hurt. police later found the suspect at a relative's house and arrested him. good samaritan hailed a hero during a transgender remembrance ceremony over at frank ogawa plaza in oakland. dan gale was on that ac transit
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bus earlier this month when someone set a man's skirt on fire. gale rushed to help 18-year-old luke fleischman using his own sweatshirt to put out the flames. >> i'm not a hero. i'm not a hero. i don't think so. no. just somebody needed help and i just did what i could do. i'm just glad it worked out that i could be there for him. >> police are still searching for a second good samaritan who helped on the bus. the suspect, 16-year-old richard thomas, has been charged as an adult. he faces felony charges with hate crime enhancements. time now is 5:10. coming up, macy's parade problem? why there's such an uproar over a planned float by seaworld. plus -- >> if i don't have all the work done, oh, i have to deal with [ indiscernible ] >> he is tough yet fair. a retired police officer makes a major inroads at a solano county school. >> and watch out, jean claude van dam! you're not the only one who can do the split. check it out. >> ouch.
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>> wow, that looks painful. still got heavy downpours outside right now and there's more to come. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and so far, so good on the bay area roads. pretty quiet commute and here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza if you are about to head to work. what drives you crazy during your commute? ask a question or share gripes with you by e-mailing crazy@kpix.com. or you can tweet me at ewinning-goer e wengerkpix 5. face to face with a serial killer.
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float in the macy's thanksgg parade in new york. but petd other animal activists are seaworld is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary by having a float in the macy thanksgiving day parade in new york but pita and other animal activists are trying to get it removed from the parade complaining about the way seaworld treats marine mammals. macy's doesn't want to be involved in social commentary with the parade and will keep the float. seaworld is trending on twitter this morning. also trending now, gay marriage. illinois became the 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage. sylvia brown the renowned psychic died at the age of 77 in san jose. outcast, one of my favorites, frank, reports suggest that the duo may renight in 2014 and
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channing tatum the actress spoofed jean van damme's epic split. >> the most epic of splits. >> there he goes. van damme balanced himself between 2-speeding trucks driving in reverse. here's channing tatum's version. >> mindset to master the most epic of splits. he he balance between two food carts on the set of his next movie. he won't be challenging van damme soon. >> i think jean claude won that competition maybe a little. >> funny, though! >> it was cute. he actually did pretty well hope to. did you see even channing tatum's version? he has been doing some yoga moves at home. i'm impressed. despite the wet weather the
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road sensors have been picking up top speeds everywhere. live look westbound 24 approaching telegraph everything free and clear through the macarthur maze. if you are coming through the caldecott tunnel, so far no big issues heading out of orinda. westbound 580 just beginning to slow looks like the biggest bottleneck from 205 out of tracy towards about north flynn. the commute is just beginning to see delays across the usual stretch. rain on the 580 and 680 corridor, as well. so here's a live look highway 4 competing for your top spot for worst drive time right now. westbound 4 slow past hillcrest. once you get to pittsburg-bay point speeds improve towards concord. another live look outside milpitas drive westbound 237 looks great heading towards sunnyvale. but again it's another wet commute on our hands so you may want to consider mass transit. bart systemwide no delays. bart, muni, caltrain and ace all on time. if you have any questions on your morning drive tune to kcbs radio 740-am and 106.9-fm. here's lawrence.
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>> a little stormy in some parts of the bay area. our hi-def doppler radar tracking some of the last remnants of the storm as it moves through this morning. but it's something in some spots, dumping in the east bay now some of the cells sliding through heavier rainfall making their way through fremont and headed south and to the north you can still see some stronger storms through san ramon headed toward pleasanton and livermore and then just over the bay, we have this next cell that's moving southward so get ready, san mateo and redwood city! you're about to get rained on. still, it looks like the rain will begin to taper off after this morning starting with some showers early on with some 50s and 40s now. but the latter part of the day the rain will end. a little more sunshine outside and the temperatures moving up into the 50s and 60s. but wind begins to become a concern tonight and tomorrow. low pressure is starting to sag south. wraparound moisture now as it begins sagging south it will take the rain with it and then high pressure builds in but winds kick up tonight and tomorrow. some very blustery winds
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especially over the mountaintops. wind advisory likely to go up then. possible delays at sfo with morning showers early on. around the u.s. some rain making its way into chicago, snow showers in denver at about 25 degrees. some thunderstorms into houston at 77. a cool but partly cloudy 48 degrees in new york. around the bay today we'll see those temperatures a little bit warmer than yesterday. 63 degrees a little more sunshine in san jose. 58 in pacifica this afternoon. 60s into much of the east bay and then inside the bay you will find some sunshine and a few passing clouds and the temperatures running mainly on the mild side today and then tomorrow, we'll start to warm things up and all that rain will be long gone offshore winds, winds whipping up over the hills. looks like it will stay dry through the weekend but after we get through the rainfall this morning, windy and blustery over the mountaintops. >> thank you. well a popular teacher at a vallejo school has been named california teacher of the year for his endless commitment to
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getting struggling students back on track. and his program is working at solano middle school at vallejo which makes it this week's "cool school." >> molly, okay, good. >> reporter: angelo brocco or mr. b has been teaching at solano middle school for 14 years. >> what i enjoy most about working is their growth and my personal relationships with them. >> reporter: he is known to be funny. but a little tough when he has to be. a skill he learned as a police officer for 27 years. >> if i don't have all the work done, oh, god, i have to deal with mr. b. or if i'm late or if i miss a day, i have to hear from mr. b. >> reporter: has class is mainly for students with academic or behavioral issues. from day one, they learn respect is a two-way street. >> they have been so -- i mean, the people who come through my classroom it's just showtime for them. they really want to do well. >> reporter: mr. b's curriculum is a model for the district and
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recently the hard work paid off. he was named california's 2014 teacher of the year. >> i was overwhelmed. overwhelmed. to be selected for something that i enjoy doing and working with this population. >> reporter: in a state with 400,000 teachers to pick from, mr. b's students know why he stands out. >> he is a big help. he is just like oh, yeah, you can do this. you have to finish your homework. >> always knowing how to do it in the regular mainstream classes, making sure i'm keeping up with the work that i'm doing in there. >> reporter: there's nothing more rewarding for mr. b than to see his students grow and says their success is his success. >> sometimes they struggle with that. but the fact that they are so tenacious and they keep, you know, constantly just trying to do the best they can, that's what i enjoy. >> and what is cool about your school in you can email your nomination to us at coolschools@kpix.com. we may come and feature your school on the show.
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>> we like mr. b. >> yeah. >> cool. it is 5:20. it is the worst land speed racing crash ever. coming up, what happened to the driver in that car. >> and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, the raiders have named their starting quarterback for sunday and without stephen curry could the warriors take down the memphis grizzlies? we'll tell you all about it coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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car starts to slide, a 185-mile-per-hour crash at a land speed racing event is caught on camera. suddenly the car starts to slide, spins, rolling over more than a dozen times before nosediving into the ground. it happened sunday at el mirage dry lake. the drive was removed from the car's safety kick. he was airlifted to the hospital with a collapsed lung, a cut on his shin and severe bruising but he is okay. >> amazing. good morning, everybody. the warriors have yet to lose at oracle this season. they were trying to keep that streak alive without steph curry, whose recovering from a mild concussion. final seconds of the game, tied at 75, would andre iguodala do it again? not this i am too. warriors didn't score the final three minutes of regulation. down three in overtime, iguodala almost had the steal, can't get it. prince defeats the shot clock and that's the dagger. warriors lose for the first time on the home floor 88-81 to
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memphis. for the second straight week it will be matt mcgloin under center for the raiders when they play the titans. tickets still available for sunday's game. we'll have the fifth quarter whether it's on tv or not, folks. ahmad brooks did get fined for this hit against drew brees. earlier this week, ray lewis said he would pay half the fine if they came down on brooks and he is going to have to pay $7,500. baseball, hot stove blockbuster trade miguel cabrera would he find a new handshake partner? prince fielder was traded last night from the tigers to the texas rangers for ian kinsler. that man, javier lopez will be a giant for at least another three years. lefty specialist agreed to a three-year, $13 million deal. it will keep him in the orange and black. so brian sabean is on the move. gets tim hudson, have year lopez, says he is not done. i'm done for now. see you tonight at 6:00. have a great day, everybody. play of the day up to the
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salad dome in calgary. jack johnson with a great shot on a power play spoiled by the flames goalie. he makes a kick save while falling down. unreal! take a closer look: the save was not enough as columbus won the game 2-1 despite that unbelievable kick there. play of the day, though. >> that's pretty good. good one. 5:26. vallejo high will no longer be the apaches. how the decision to change mascots will have a serious economic impact on the school. >> and a palo alto man trapped in north korea. the mystery surrounding his detainment after he was pulled off a plane heading home to the u.s. >> reporter: the vote that could derail the bart contract. coming up, what board members think about the deal and that one costly mistake. , ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,
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traffic ad libs your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald the multi-million dollar mistake that could throw the bay area back into the middle of bart's labor mess. the board is set to vote this morning. >> storm clouds still rolling through the bay area. we're seeing some heavy downpours now. when will it end? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we have problems all of a sudden over at the bay bridge. an early-morning backup, we have a two-car crash blocking two lanes on the incline. we'll have the latest on the gridlock approaching the pay gates coming up. good morning, it's thursday, november 21. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30. lots of heavy rain yesterday overwhelming the storm drains on 101 in san francisco. take a look at that. creating a freeway waterfall yesterday right on the highway and down in san jose, we saw some people trying to dodge the
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downpours without on umbrella there. that guy got wet. the car is splashing through huge puddles. the rain is still falling in parts of the bay area and meteorologist lawrence karnow is tracking rain with his hi- def doppler radar. >> we are still seeing some pockets of heavy rain if you are heading out. be prepared this morning. we are going to see that rainfall. but by the afternoon, i think it will have come to an end. still, hi-def doppler radar is picking up that rain and you can see some of those downpours into livermore and spreading further to the south. some heavier rain mainly focused toward the east bay but now starting to spread toward the south bay near fremont. you can see some of those cells. its about to start raining more into milpitas. also you have this next cell that's just making its way across the bay now moving into san mateo and headed towards redwood city. so more rain this morning. i think as we head through the day, though, that will start to wind down. mostly cloudy skies, temperatures in the 40s and the 50s now. by the afternoon, i think we'll see partly cloudy skies after morning showers. i think we dry things out this afternoon. the temperatures will be warmer up to 65 in santa rosa.
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about 63 and partly cloudy in san jose. time now to check out your "kcbs traffic report" with elizabeth. >> we have an early backup already approaching the bay bridge toll plaza. it's all due to an accident that sounds like a minor fender- bender. no serious injuries but it involves several cars. two lanes are blocked on the left side. it's just past the tollbooths before the metering lights. they activated the metering lights very early about 5:20 this morning. that's about 40 minutes earlier than typical. so if you are not used to a backup and you're heading to work right now, this is what it looks like already. it is stacking up towards the first overcrossing in the distance but quickly growing. so if you want to find alternates, san mateo bridge looks pretty good out of hayward and so far, so good as well for bart systemwide on time. that's your latest "kcbs traffic report." back to you guys >> thank you. happening today in oakland, bart's board could be ready to reject the tentative agreement already ratified by two unions. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in oakland checking the chances of a third strike against bart.
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anne? >> reporter: the meeting starts at 9:00 this morning. talk of a strike is likely premature, but it is a good bet that the board is set to shoot down the contract that it has already tentatively approved. >> anything that adds cost to the contract i'm not able to vote for at this point. reporter: that's the feeling of several board members in advance of today's contract vote. both sides had signed off on a deal before management suddenly realized there was a clause they say was mistakenly added giving workers six weeks of paid family leave. the costs vary depending who you talk to. bart originally quoted up to $44 million over four years. the unions claim it's about a tenth of that. if the board votes no on the entire contract, there's no telling what the unions will do next. >> so you're rolling the dice on this? >> we are rolling the dice. this is the way to bring these negotiations. >> reporter: it could be back to the drawing board and the bart riding public is once
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again caught in the middle. >> getting on bart is what i do every morning for work. i can't sit in traffic. >> they got a job. so they ought to be fortunate. >> yes, they are entitled to what they are entitled to but both sides have not been agreeable. both sides have not been accountable to the public. >> reporter: the unions have been pretty quiet about things recently. they have been huddled together over the past 24 hours deciding what their next move might be. but at last word they were very mad. they do not agree with bart management's assertion that this was a mistake. they say this paid family leave was part of the original agreement. >> anne, if it was a mistake, how could this happen?! >> reporter: they say that this was all done by a temporary employee and it was a simple clerical error. but obviously, a huge one. and their signatures are on that the part of the contract. >> thank you, anne makovec in oakland. 5:34. from billions of dollars in the red to billions in the black,
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california is projected to have a budget surplus in the coming years. the legislative analyst says the sudden turnaround is due to the economy and revenue from new tax hikes. in 2015 the state is projected to have more than $5 billion in its reserve. it wasn't too long ago the state was making cuts because of a deficit of around $15 billion. today in sacramento, state health officials could decide to go against president obama's wishes on obamacare. the issue is whether people can keep their insurance coverage if it does not comply with the affordable care act. the plan before the board that overseas "covered california" would not allow those noncompliant policies after march 31. the vallejo high school apaches are ended. the school board voted to drop the long running mascot after complaints from indian activists. the decision followed and often heated debate at a board meeting last night. >> that's a racist logo. >> it's a softball! so sit down!
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>> it doesn't matter. >> i am not a relic from antiques road show. i am a living and human being and i am not a mascot. >> it's not racism. it's trying to show the people that they do exist. >> it will be expensive to remove the apaches emblem from throughout the school and replace the mascots. the board says those changes will happen over time. the apaches will be officially retired when the class of 2014 graduates in june. a design team will come up with some ideas for a new mascot to be decided by a vote of staff and students. kpix 5's cate caugiran joins us live from the newsroom now with a developing story out of north korea this morning where an 85-year-old war veteran out of palo alto has been detained. cate. reporter: the war veteran was on an organized tour in north korea when this happened. and his family says the palo alto man told them there was one puzzling moment the day before he was detained. merrill newman's son told cnn's
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anderson cooper the day before his flight his father met with north korean officials who talked about his army service in the korean war. newman apparently thought nothing of it until he was escorted off the plane. >> i feel like it's a bad movie or something. i can't -- i still can't believe, and we've known for quite a while, that it's real. i just feel he's the easiest man to talk to and the nicest and i just can't believe this could happen. >> reporter: long-time neighbors and friends know newman to be adventurous. they can't understand why this is happening. >> an old retired guy, i mean, what's the threat exactly? >> reporter: daniel snyder a north korean expert at stanford university is also looking for answers. >> this is, unfortunately, a kind of barbaric behavior on the part of the north koreans. you have to wonder why this happens. >> reporter: newman's son told anderson cooper the day before his flight, his father met with north korean officials who talked about his army experience in the korean war.
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newman apparently thought nothing of it until he was escorted off the plane. his travel companion from their channing house retirement community said in a statement, quote, there has to be a terrible misunderstanding. i hope that the north koreans will see this as a humanitarian matter and allow him to return to his family as soon as possible. it's been three weeks since his family heard from him. experts say north korea hasn't acknowledged it's holding him and the state department isn't confirming that he is the american detained. reporting live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> kenneth bae was detained in north korea last year accused illegal missionary work. the korean-american was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. bae is now the longest serving u.s. detainee since the war "ended" in 1953. talks have resumed in geneva, switzerland over iran's nuclear program. the u.s. and allies are seeking to limit iran's ability to enrich uranium. iran wants relief from economic sanctions. both sides believe a deal is
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possible. meanwhile, the u.s. has reached a security patch with afghanistan. it calls for a contingent of american troops to stay in afghanistan after the nato combat mission ends next year. secretary of state john kerry says american forces won't be in a combat role. instead they will train and assist afghan forces. afghanistan's government must still approve the deal. some new details this morning on a cargo plane that landed at the wrong airport. the plane was supposed to carry parts for boeing's oversized 787 dreamliner to mcconnell air force base in kansas. while audio from the cockpit reveals the mcconnell gave the pilot clearance to land but instead the plane actually touched down at a smaller art in kansas nine miles away. the plane may be there for a while, too. the runway is too short for that giant plane to take off while it's loaded with cargo. so they are going to have to unload and get it back up. >> boy. congressman trey radel of florida says he is taking a leave of absence after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge
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of cocaine possession. >> radel was given a year's probation yesterday in a washington, d.c. courtroom. he says he wants to continue serving his country in congress, but some of his constituents won't be that quick to forgive. >> i do believe in faith forgiveness and redemption and i hope to come out of this a stronger man, a better man, for all of you. >> he is destroying his own family. so if he is destroying his own family, what's he care about us? you know, the people that he is supposed to be representing. >> the first-term republican is the first member of congress to be convicted on cocaine charges. retailers like the idea of shopping on -- of people shopping on thanksgiving. >> they do. but a lot of potential shoppers not so enthused. alexis christoforous of cbsmoneywatch.com with more on that story live in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank and michelle. we are in for a strong open here on wall street this morning on more evidence of an improving job market.
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the labor department just moments ago said 21,000 fewer americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. that was better than expected. and a sign that fewer companies are laying off workers. yesterday the dow fell 66 points. the nasdaq lost 10 over worries the fed will start cutting back its stimulus program. a mixed bag from a couple of big retailers. target says quarterly profits beat wall street's estimates. but sales fell short. and the number 2 discount retailer also cutting its profit outlook for the year. and sears lost more than $500 million last quarter. the struggling department store chain says results were hurt by weaker sales at its kmart and sears stores. and a new cbs news poll shows 76% of americans say stores should be closed on thanksgiving day. about a third plan to do some holiday shopping over the weekend with black friday, the most popular day to look for bargains. want an upgrade on american airlines? well, just bid on it. the carrier is testing the idea
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of letting customers bid for upgrades to first or business class. you can submit your offer along with your credit card number on american's website. you can do that up to six days before your flight. the airline will then let you know by email if your bid was accepted. this was a long time in coming. abercrombie & fitch will begin offering plus sizes for some of its women's clothing online next year. get this. the store currently does not sell sizes above a 10. the retailer was slammed after its ceo said its close were more for quote cool and good- looking people. abercrombie & fitch hopes the plus sides also help business to help boost sagging sales, also its stock price which is down 25% so far this year. so it's a little desperate now it's caving to critics. >> it's also the holidays. so quit an about-face there. huh? >> reporter: you bet. yup. >> all right. alexis christoforous cbsmoneywatch.com, live in new york, thanks. 5:42 right now. seatbelts on the bus? the new law aimed at keeping you in your seat and when it's
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set to kick in. >> and an apple a day may keep the doctor away but if you want to live longer you may want a handful of nuts. just how much you need to eat to reason the benefits. >> the things money can buy and probably shouldn't. what one woman did to put a twinkle in her eye permanently. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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of the beholder. this woman is
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ge heart a new kind of surgery physically puts beauty in the eye of the beholder. this woman is getting a tiny platinum heart implanted into her eye. >> oh. >> it's called safe side jewelry. procedure has been done hundreds of times in europe and down in l.a. but this is the first time, there it is, in new york. the jewelry not fda-approved. and the extra twinkle will cost you about $3,000. >> i don't know. in your eye?! >> can you pull it out afterward? >> i have no idea. but i don't know. i'd rather spend $3,000 on something else elizabeth. >> i know. >> go to rio. >> that's revolting. i can't even handle contacts! awful. [ laughter ] >> all right. thanks, guys. we have a very busy day on our hands over at the bay bridge toll plaza. look at this. there was an accident i should say that it has now been cleared. it was just past the toll plaza but before the metering lights so they had to turn on the metering lights pretty early about 5:20 this morning. that's give or take about 40 minutes earlier than usual. so it is already stacking up beyond the overcrossings right
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now so again a very busy day if you're heading towards san francisco from the east bay trying to use the bay bridge. you may want to consider alternates. right now so far, so good across the san mateo bridge. no delay right now heading out of hayward. and it looks good so far in the southbound 880 approach to highway 92. bart, muni, caltrain and ace all on time. so here's another live look outside. this is the themes nimitz. 880 in oakland -- this is the nimitz freeway 880 in oakland. we have a live look down the eastshore freeway. westbound 80 approaching carlson. it is starting to get a little crowded as you get closer to berkeley. but overall, the drive time is still give or take about 19 or 20 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. through the altamont pass, the biggest delays right now are actually out of tracy. 205 to north flynn. and then some slowing again towards vasco. but again, the real bottleneck is right there through the altamont pass and the livermore
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valley. that is your latest "kcbs traffic report." for more on your forecast, here's lawrence. >> and we are still seeing some rainfall outside. in fact some heavy downpours showing up on our hi-def doppler radar this morning. see for yourself we have that rain sliding through with the heaviest in parts of the east bay but headed towards the south bay now but boy it has been dumping and you can see the yellows and the oranges even that red right there in the center, that is some very heavy rainfall that's coming down through livermore and pleasanton. it will continue to sag to the south throughout the morning hours. most of that moisture now is headed in towards southern california. but we're not done just yet. you can see those showers making their way even further to the south now into milpitas just beginning to pick up there. and there's still more to come. so unsettled weather this morning but things wind down. the showers will end this afternoon. and then it looks like we'll see some clearing skies with a mix of sun and clouds later part of the day but then the winds are going to start to pick up this evening gusty winds especially over the mountaintops. low pressure going to drap its wraparound moisture through the bay area this morning and then
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pushes southward so we'll dry out after that. then high pressure builds in. as the ridge builds in the difference between these two pressure patterns will cause winds to crank up. not much in the way of wind early on but then into the afternoon the winds start to pick up. lots of orange and red and fuscia, sustained winds up to 50 miles per hour in the mountains tonight and tomorrow. temperatures around the bay today in the 50s and a few mid- 60s. showers this morning, sunshine in the afternoon. offshore winds kick in ripping through our mountains overnight. even gusty winds down below. friday with offshore winds warming up maybe back into the low 70s inland. then we are going to see some nice weather over the weekend. temperatures staying above average but maybe we talk about rain as we head into next wednesday. all right. yup, for your schoolcast today, holy name high school in oakland, your morning bell
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carry that umbrella we have a couple of showers out there and then sunny breaks toward the middle of the day and the afternoon lots of sunshine and temperatures there in the 60s. if you would like to nominate your school for our kpix 5 schoolcast go to kpix.com/schoolcast. you can get it there. of course, don't forget, sunrise time today 6:57. sunset tonight, and i think you'll be able to see it, 4:54. >> unlike yesterday. >> unlike yesterday. >> quite the stormy afternoon. >> thank you. in healthwatch, another step in cracking the code to a longer life, try eating nuts. the largest study ever on the health benefits shows people who eat almonds, cashew, pistachios and other tree nuts every day had a 20% lower death rate than those who didn't and they also say nut eaters tend to stay slimmer. you can find the study in the new england journal of medicine. you already wear a seatbelt in a car. soon you will have to buckle up on a bus.
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the feds are ordering all new tour buses to include three- point safety belts starting in 2016. each year an average of 21 passengers on tour buses are killed in crashes and almost 8,000 are injured. the new rules do not apply though to city transit or school buses. time now 5:51. looking for a thrill and scare of a lifetime? why you may want to plan a trip to kansas for your fix. >> plus -- >> you're staying home from work so what else do you have to do? >> well, the black friday deals sound so tempting but there's something you should know before you ditch dinner to camp out for the deals. coming up. ,,,,,,,,,, [ male announcer ] some things are simply better at home.
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explains why some it deals that sound too good to be true are. >> reporter: it's become a sorts of tradition, the black friday stampede also known as the official start of the holiday shopping season. but this season, expect some twists on the tradition. >> they all want to beat each other to the punch. >> reporter: he says more retailers than ever including macy's, michael's and kohl's will be open on thanksgiving day and walmart is trying to move black friday to this friday by price matching its competitors on certain black friday deals. >> walmart basically cherry picks the best black friday deals of their competitors. >> reporter: how good are those deals? well, ong says they are a mixed bag. >> they tend to be models on the shelves for a little while or models that are not necessarily the cream of the crop. >> reporter: like this 50" "l.e.d. hdtv that target is offering for just $229 it. it is a bargain, even if it's
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not a top brand. this xbox 360 is only $99 at walmart. dated, maybe. but it's a steal compared to the new xbox 1. but not all advertised black friday bargains are actually a great deal. this kitchenaid mixer that target's selling for $199 was actually cheaper a couple of weeks ago. so while this year's advertised deals may not merit a stampede, many say tradition alone is enough to get them in the door. >> you're staying home from work, so what else do you have to do? ha ha. >> reporter: and this year, more door busters are being offered online as well so you don't actually have to go into the store. and cyber monday deals can be even better. so waiting in some cases can actually pay off. and keep in mind, some credit cards will price match after the fact so if you buy something and then find it cheaper later, they will reimburse the difference. julie watts, kpix 5. >> well, waterpark in kansas city, kansas, is building the world's tallest and fastest
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waterslide. >> this is quick. the park is keeping most details under wraps but the megablaster will reportedly best the current recordholder a slide in brazil that stands nearly 135 feet tall sliders will supposedly go as fast as 65 miles per hour. the ride scheduled to open next summer. a palo alto korean war veteran has been detained in north korea for almost three weeks. we'll have more details on the puzzling details surrounding his confinement. >> could derail the bart contract is set for this morning. what they have to say about the contract and that one costly mistake. ,,,, ,,,, you got to love the weekend.
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it's like everyone came to, "if it's good, let's save it for the weekend." so here's to the kfc ten buck weekend bucket. ten pieces, ten bucks. any recipe. just ten bucks every saturday and sunday. today tastes so good.
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it's been more than three weeks since anyone has heard from 85-year-old korean war veteran merrill newman. the world traveler was detained in north korea at the end of a sightseeing trip. >> i feel like it's a bad movie or something. i still can't believe that it's real.
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>> that's a racist logo. >> it's a softball. >> vallejo high is looking for a new mascot. the school board tossed out the apache after hearing arguments that the symbol was racist and insensitive. >> if they say no, where do we go? >> i can't anticipate that. that really is their decision. >> it took months of haggling and two crippling strikes. today, the bart board is poised to reject its own hard-fought union contract due to a costly mistake left in the final draft. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." >> outstanding kick! captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com good morning, it's thursday, november 21. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. developing this morning at 6:00 three students at san jose state university could be facing hate crime charges after their african-american roommate said they harassed

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