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coroner didn't know where she died. in 2005 griggs' girlfriend was found dead in bed. her death was ruled to be from ethanol intoxication. >> investigators as they get new evidence will look at any case that was associated with him to determine if anything was missed or could be reviewed differently. >> reporter: the final case linked to griggs is from tuolumne county in 2003 where he again called authorities to report the death of his girlfriend. but for now, police here in sunnyvale are focused on finding the body of molly franquemont. >> we want to find closure for molly and her family and we are looking at any opportunity that somebody might have information to help us. >> reporter: now, before getting that arrest warrant, sunnyvale detectives set up video surveillance on griggs. what it showed is that his girlfriend molly franquemont, she was not coming over to his house as he told them during several interviews with police. live in sunnyvale, mark sayre, kpix 5.
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>> police interviewed griggs three times as part of the investigation and are now reviewing all of the suspected homicide cases. san jose had gone six weeks without a homicide. that changed this morning. a man died after he was shot sunday night near winchester boulevard. police have a suspect in custody. this was the city's 20th homicide of the year. new at 5:00 a san francisco state professor is arrested accused of [ indiscernible ] on students he invited for a party. they say mark landis allegedly filmed the students while they used the bathroom at his home. a student discovered the camera. lindies faces charges. another problem for the bay bridge. caltrains will pay $3 million to fix several mistakes with the spa including misaligned rods and malfunctioning maintenance scaffolds. then there are the bolts. kpix 5 reporter linda yee in oakland with what engineers are saying about the fix and if it's going to hold up.
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linda. >> reporter: well, allen, the toll bridge program oversight committee hired its own outside engineers to take a look at the bolt problem. after months of tests and lab results they came out with an update of their preliminary findings. 32 bolts and rods smashed just months before the new bay bridge -- snapped just month before the new bay bridge was set to open. a blue ribbon panel of top engineers were hired to investigate the bolt problems. the once that snapped were supplied in 2008 and were replaced by newer versions delivered in 2010. the toll bridge program oversight committee wanted to know if those other 1.5 million rods and bolts are safe. after months of tests, they are finding so far. >> the threshold is high enough for the remaining rods that we think that they are going -- threshold is high enough that they are not going to fail. >> reporter: saltwater environment over time is also a concern but engineers say as
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long as the rods are galvanized, they should be protected. the -- the focus of -- of the conclusion here is to make sure that the bolts are protected with at least one barrier. we need to keep our eye on the ball and our eye on the ball is to maintain it and make sure that it is protected. >> reporter: it's important to note that this is not the only investigation into the problems on that new span. there are multiple investigations going on and one of the biggest critics state senator mark desaulnier who slammed caltrans for what he said hid all the problems from the public. he has his own investigation and those results are coming out in two weeks. reporting live in oakland, linda yee, kpix 5. >> also the bay bridge oversight committee wants the final recommendations from those engineers in september. san francisco is considering a $15 million settlement with the family of a woman struck and killed by a city vehicle. christine sand meyer was lying
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on the grass at holly park last september when she was hit by the pickup. parks employer thomas ber now ski was arrested and charged in the crash. last week, the parks commission approved the settlement. it. now goes to the board of supervisors. a san francisco man was found death below a steep cliff in wyoming's grand teton national park. searchers discovered the body of 36-year-old will c. orlin a few miles from his campsite. he had been missing for two days. officials believe he died after falling down the cliff but the official cause of death is undetermined. developing news on another airline disaster. the wreckage of an air algerie flight has been found in a remote area of mali. at least 116 people were on board that plane when it crashed. kpix 5's ken bastida in the newsroom. and, ken, this is the third aviation incident in a week! >> reporter: boy, general aviation really suffering as you mentioned in the past week, allen. in this particular case, the trouble came just about an hour
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after take-off. the passenger jet was apparently headed through some very rough weather. it was flying from burkina faso to algeria's capital in north africa when it disappeared from radar. the plane sent a radio message asking to change course because of a severe rainstorms up ahead. the pilots diverted from their planned route and that is when controllers lost contact with the airliner. the 116 people on board, 50 were french citizens, 26 were from burkina faso. >> there was discussion of poor weather in the area, but clearly lots of aircraft managed to fly successfully through poor weather. >> the wreckage was missing for several hours before officials finally announced the news to the public. there has been unrest in parts of mali in recent years, but senior french officials say it is unlikely the fighters there have weapons powerful enough to shoot down a plane. in the newsroom, ken bastida,
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kpix 5. it's been a week since malaysia airlines flight 17 was shot down in ukraine and authorities are still looking for as many as 100 bodies. more coffins arrived in the netherlands today to begin the process of identification. but nearly 100 victims are still missing. they could still be lying in the debris. the red cross arrived at the site today aiding in the search for remains. but observers say pro-russian separatists initially collected the bodies and they did it haphazardly. the political turmoil in ukraine still evident. the prime minister announcing his resignation today says the parliament could no longer do its work and pass necessary laws including budgets that jeopardize military funding for the nation. the prime minister came into power in february after a revolution. the other big story overseas, a rocket destroyed a school used as a u.n. shelter in the gaza strip killing 15 people. dozens more were sent to hospitals. it's still not clear who is
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responsible. palestinians say an israeli rocket is to blame. meanwhile, israel's military says it's investigating the incident but suggests that hamas might have have caused the damage. meanwhile, the faa has lifted its ban on u.s. travel to tel aviv. officials now say they are confident israel is taking adequate steps to make flying safe. hamas has tried to target israel's main airport. back here in the bay area, a student-led peace vigil tonight in memory of the more than 600 people killed so far in the mideast. that event starts at 7:00 at san jose city hall. a campground in virginia turns into a disaster scene as a powerful storm tears through killing at least two people. 20 people were sent to the hospital. chesapeake bay campers were pummeled with softball-sized hail and rain that toppled trees. winds were powerful enough to flip campers. the damage suggests winds so powerful, they might be considered a tornado. big warmup for us today. get ready for triple digits
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inland beginning tomorrow. meteorologist paul deanno taking mobile weather to ocean beach and hot inland. but look at you in the shorts there. feeling nice. >> reporter: well, you can see the legs. all right. well, at the beach you have to dress for beach weather. we have 70 degrees here so if it's 70 at ocean beach, it is getting hot inland. that's exactly what we're seeing today and today is just the beginning. let's set the stage for you. where are we now? 95 in fairfield. 95 in livermore. 90 for santa rosa. big changes from earlier in the week. remember rain, thunderstorms, humid air? not that hot? san jose you're 83. san francisco 73. very comfortable in the city. and pacifica officially 68 degrees although it's 71 here with the mobile weather at ocean beach. temperatures tomorrow, the first numbers that you see are the averages where we should be for late july. now let's reveal how hot it will be tomorrow. 82 in san francisco. 16 degrees above average. 101 for concord. welcome back to the 100s.
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that's 14 degrees above average. san jose you will be at 93. 9 degrees above normal. and oakland you have the biggest deviation from normal, flirting with the 90-degree mark. your average is only 70. now, the air temperature is a big deal. it's going up. the temperature out in the ocean is also going up near record levels. i'll explain why and talk about how long it's going to stay warm coming up in 10 minutes in my full forecast. >> thank you. armed, dangerous and not willing to give up. . >> stole cars when people were in it. >> even crashed through a garage to get away. the brazen act that finally ended this wild crime spree. >> you think you've seen everything at at&t park? we'll take you inside the exclusive new club from the swanky features to the baseball-themed cocktails. >> looks like high fashion, but these accessories double as
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ended with a dea there's now a $50,000 reward following that stockton bank robbery that ended with a deadly shootout. police are looking for information on a fourth suspect. now, police found the car that dropped off the men at the bank but they haven't found the person who was behind the wheel. the car was ditched in stockton and had no license plates. two of the suspects were killed. a third was wounded and captured. a smashed garage, a stolen dump truck, and a crazed man with a rifle. all part of a wild crime scene in colorado! it started when a man and woman were pulled over yesterday in a stolen car. the guy took off on foot with that rifle and a handgun. police say he tried to steal some department of transportation dump trucks but, uhm, couldn't find the keys. that's when officers say he broke into this nearby house, got behind the wheel of that suv, backed it out, plowing through the closed garage door, didn't get far. the car got stuck and he bailed out on foot. but still armed, he tried a new
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strategy, pointing that rifle at cars on the interstate. no one stopped except the sheriff's deputy on motorcycle. gun drawn, he ordered the suspect to surrender. the guy backs up into traffic, finally the cop tackles him to the ground. checking bay area headlines, this photo shows the end of a police pursuit in oakland this morning. the chp received calls of a reckless driving hitting two cars and speeding off along i- 880. officers arrested the driver near 23rd avenue. and that chase and arrest caused major traffic problems. take a look at this backup on northbound 880, lanes blocked and cars backed up for miles. a suspected burglar was found electrocuted in an abandoned factory in oakland. it happened last night at the old pacific pipe factory. police say that there are reports the 40-year-old man was taking things out of that factory but they are still trying to figure out exactly what happened. a four-bedroom apartment for just $1,500 a month?
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this tillamookmook old fashd is absolutely amazing. creammmmmy. it makes my tongue dance. me too. hey you two, stop that tillamook tongue dancing and get back to work! tillamook ice cream, tastes better because it's made better. ent san francisco getting serious about its olympic bid. the city is looking to host the 2024 summer games. it sent a delegation to
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colorado today to meet with the u.s. olympic committee. that committee will decide next year whether to make an official bid. los angeles, boston and washington are also interested in bidding for the summer games. one of the venues that would be part of a bay area olympic effort is of course at&t park. >> a world class ballpark that just got a pretty swanky upgrade. >> it's a private speakeasy style social club. >> reporter: with the edison bulbs, retro furniture and the signature cocktail list, you might think this is san francisco' newest hipster spot. >> we are trying to make all these elements authentic to our history and past going back to the new york gotham and the new york giants. >> reporter: yes, the new york gothams, inspiration from the ballpark's new gotham club inside the right field wall. >> it is and it was the out-of- town scoreboard. >> reporter: as for those signature cocktails, one is fashioned after the park's
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famed splash hit. that's an ice cube baseball in the glass. a separate space on the fourth floor you'll find a two-lane bowling alley and pool table. so who are the club's charter members? >> if you played for a franchise, you are a member automatically of the gotham club. >> reporter: after former players, it's open for a price to giants season ticketholders. before we left the park we had to ask about a story we brought you yesterday. the kickstarter to add barry bonds to the bronze statue collection. >> that's unrelated. [ laughter ] >> sure. you know, we're looking at anything. obviously, barry, we'll continue to look at ways to honor his great achievements so it's something we would consider. >> the gotham club opens to members tomorrow night. all right. good news for people who are looking to break into the housing market. very competitive of course in san francisco.
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this brand-new affordable housing a four-bedroom apartment for a mere $1,500? unheard of. for people who make less than 50 or 60% of the median income in san francisco. that means making no more than $51,000 last year. they are already 2,000 applications pending. a neighbor's cell phone caught an early-morning fire at caroline davis intermediate school in san jose. that fire put out quickly damage limited to one area of the building. although there is no evidence of vandalism investigators are calling the fire suspicious. a prime piece of san francisco real estate and goes to local developers. you might past the san francisco flower mart on and off the freeway home to dozens of flower and plant wholesalers who bring in $90 million a year selling to florists and other retailers. it's long been sought-after by developers. now a 1.9-acre section of it is
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owned by a company that builds offices. they paid $27 million for the prized plot. he is looking for seaweed out there. chief meteorologist paul deanno taking ocean weather to ocean beach. the air and water warming up because you're barefoot? are you going in? >> usually it feels like needles in your feet in the water out here. there's something really interesting going on. it's not just the warm air. it is the warm water. all these people out here enjoying the beach, got a family over there, some surfers without wealth suits. here's the deal. this year we usually get a strong west-northwest wind that blows the warm water away and the cold water underneath comes up. that's why our ocean water is typically in the mid-50s this time of year. it is not in the mid-50s. right now we are in the low to mid-60s! 8 to 10 degrees warmer than normal and you can feel the difference. if you want to feel not cold water in the bay area, in the ocean, now is the time. it is some of the warmest water we have seen.
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71 degrees down toward monterey bay. let's look outside at the temperatures. we are heating up inland. livermore 95. san bruno 79. san francisco downtown 75 degrees. it will be 10 degrees warmer tomorrow. it will be a mild night tonight. low to mid-60s for you in san jose and oakland. vallejo 64. livermore 62. as for why this is happening, it's quite interesting. it's the same ridge of high pressure that gave us the tropical moisture earlier this week. it's now stronger. and in a different location. so it's blocking that tropical moisture. it's causing the oven effect if you will over the central valley. and we are tapping into that heat inland where we'll be in the triple digits not only tomorrow but for a while. i'm talking the next seven days at a minimum. the hottest spots away from the water will be at or above 100 degrees. a little fog along the coast tonight, that's it. otherwise, it's a clear mild night. sunny tomorrow, warmer everywhere, hotter away from the water. tomorrow is also a "spare the air" day so hop on bart rather than driving in to help out the
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skies above you. high temperatures tomorrow, welcome back to the 100s, livermore and concord. 102 for livermore. mountain view going to be in the 90s. vallejo 95. santa rosa 95. san francisco 82 degrees. and oakland 2 degrees shy of 90. your extended forecast: 70s by the middle of next week. at the coast around 70 degrees for the next four days including saturday and sunday. i would never do this 364 days out of the year. but you can be standing in the ocean right now and not chattering your teeth. it's not warm. it's not miami. it's not tampa. it's not new orleans. yeah. it's not warm. but it's just not freezing. it feels good to be in the ocean and we rarely can say that around here. oh, -- >> careful. you get in over your head. >> well, it's still not bad but it is getting worse. >> i think you're just starting
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to chatter a little. [ laughter ] >> yeah. well, yeah. yup. >> all right, buddy. >> see ya. apparently, president obama's motorcade takes precedence over a woman in labor. >> that's according to witnesses who reported a woman was stopped from crossing the street to get to the hospital in west los angeles. got a picture that was tweeted showing the pregnant woman sitting at a bus stop with a few people in scrubs. she needed to cross the street to cedar sinai medical center. according to the website, the blaze, the secret service is now investigating what happened here. the president, okay, he left san francisco, he is down in l.a. for more fundraising events. taking a little break from his schedule, shaking hands getting something to eat at a deli. wearable tech is getting a makeover. the accessories that double as weapons. ,,,,,,,,,,
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help you stay safe? on the consumerwatch i probability heard the of this warrable tech -- you
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probably heard of this wearable tech to stay fit. how about wearable tech to stay safe? kpix 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts shows us a new twist on the fit bit. >> reporter: they may look high fashion, but for rachel frederic, this is a secret weapon against crime. >> very wonder woman-like. >> reporter: the cuff is a computer chip and in an emergency with one touch, she can send an alert and her location to family and friends. from crime-fighting accessories to fit bits with a twist it seems wearable tech is getting a makeover. it sends an electric shock when you say skip the gym. and designer is rolling out a new high-end fit bit jewelry but while wearable tech for fitness may be getting a makeover there are gadgets to deep you safe like this hair clip with sensors that detect
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physical assaults and send for help. >> the smart clip will know the difference between impact associated with violent crimes and impacts from everyday usage. >> reporter: the company's founder says it also activates your cell phone's gps, camera and microphone collecting data that can help in an investigation. >> how much technology people are willing to wear and actually purchase has still yet to figure itself out. >> reporter: while fitness trackers have a proven success record, cnet says the jury is out on whether wearable security products will catch on. >> they are going to get better. there's going to be a point where we can start integrating them into the systems like 911 or public services. but they are still new. >> reporter: as for rachel, she is sold on wearable tech that's fashionable and functional. >> it looks great. and it gives me a sense of security. >> reporter: now, right now, the security cuff packages range from $35 to $110. and that hair clip costs between $50 and $75. you can preorder the fit bits
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ranging from $35 to $200. and pav lock you can get that for $250 if you want to get in right now. >> this is going to involve big change. >> lots of new fun technology. >> wonder woman trendsetter. >> right. there you go. who knew we would see these things. >> thanks. now for a look at what's ahead on the "cbs evening news" we have scott pelley in new york. scott? >> reporter: hi, allen and liz. great to be with you in the bay area. as you mentioned today shells hit a u.n. school in gaza where civilians had taken shelter from the war. many are dead. but who is to blame? our barry pederson is there. plus, was it cruel and unusual? the execution of the convicted killer in arizona was supposed to take about 10 minutes. but he struggled nearly two hours. we'll have the details. those stories and the rest of the world news tonight on the western edition of the "cbs evening news" at 5:30, right after the break. -- right after kpix 5 news.
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woah, this kitchen is beautiful! give him the tour. let me show you! soft-close drawers, farm sink! where's my room? we had to take just a little bit for the kitchen. because your kitchen dreams can be big. ikea has it all. new at 6:00 tonight: green... and gross... toxic algae is taking over a bay area swimming i'm veronica de la cruz in the kpix 5 newsroom. here's what's new at 6:00. green and growth. toxic algae is taking over a popular bay area swimming hole. the serious danger to people and pets. >> also, motorcyclist splitting lanes to get through traffic. it is perfectly legal in california. but the chp has just done something that's making bikers mad. allen and liz, all of that at 6:00. see you then. >> we will see you then. thanks, veronica. and thanks for watching us at 5:00.
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the "cbs evening news" is next. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> pelley: tonight, death in a en.e haven. shells hit a u.n. school in gaza where civilians had taken shelter from the war. barry petersen is there. >> reporter: the hospital was overwhelmed. hos everything we've seen, most of the casualties are children and women. >> pelley: deadly weather. ea oh, my god. >> pelley: a tornado hits a campground in eastern virginia. chip reid reports. was it cruel and unusual? the execution of a convicted killer was supposed to take about ten minutes. ben tracy reports it lasted nearly two hours. and over 100 on long island-- not the temperature, the weatherman. >> i think i'm 100. >> reporter: i think you're 101. >> who put the one on there? ( laughter ) captioning sponsored by cbs

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