tv Today in the Bay NBC January 22, 2014 4:30am-5:01am PST
mourning the loss of one of their own. this morning, more questions than answers as to how a b.a.r.t. officer was killed in the line of duty, shot to death by a fellow officer. developing news in oakland, authorities investigating the second deadly shooting involving chp officers in just 24 hours. we'll have a live report from the scene. live look outside. early start. looking at san francisco, along the embarcadero. wednesday, january 22nd. this is "today in the bay." good morning to you. it's 4:30 i'm scott mcgrew. i'm laura garcia-cannon. lots to get to. first the forecast.
good wednesday morning to meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning. a live look at oakland, highly visible, no low clouds to get in your way as you drive to work. a touch cooler. big story in the weather department, big waves on the way and potential window for mavericks. we'll jump into the forecast. tracking showers. first, on your way to work. mike inouye. >> good morning. good news, a light traffic flow through oakland. we'll see you the coliseum camera. taillights up through downtown. look at the map. not a big deal at kcoliseum but zoom in southbound. reports of a crash involve league vehicles. sounds like off to the shoulder. slowing has come up to the flashing lights. chp on scene. northbound sideshows slowing. crash on the opposite side and flashing lights visible at that point as well as construction, farther north that's causing more distraction. they've marked the crash there, around 14th or 16th.
that will aban issue coming through downtown. we are learning more about the b.a.r.t. police officer shot and killed by a fellow officer. b.a.r.t. sergeant thomas smith, a 20-year veteran of the force, he's survived by his wife, who also works in department and his 6-year-old daughter. his death the first on-duty fatality in department history. "today in the bay's" bob redell joins us from the apartment complex in dublin where it all happened. officers went in with guns drawn but knew the suspect wasn't home at the time. >> reporter: good morning, la a laura. yes, they knew the person on probation, suspect, was not at home but not sure if there might be anyone else in the unit at the complex in dublin when they play made entry before 2:00, why b.a.r.t. officer thomas smith and several other officers he was with were wearing bulletproof vests and also why they kicked down the door with
their guns drawn. between that entry and the search one of smith's colleagues, a ten-year vert ran of the b.a.r.t. police force fired his gun. that bullet found his way past smith's bulletproof vest, near his armpit, has he had his weapon drawn, entered his body, eventually killed. several members of the law enforcement gathered outside that hospital to salute smith's flag-draped body as it was taken to the coroner's officer. >> condolences goes out to the immediate family and friends and extended b.a.r.t. family and entire b.a.r.t. district. >> reporter: the officer who shot smith, along with all of the other officers on the probation search, were questioned at dublin police office department. it should be known the alameda county sheriff's office is leading the investigation into what happened at complex. overnight, governor brown
offered his condolences and ordered the flag flown at half-staff in smith's honor. myth was 42 lived with his 6-year-old daughter and wife, who also happens to be a b.a.r.t. police officer. live here in dub lip, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> very sad. we are also learning officer smith played a role in the investigation into the deadly shooting of oscar grant. grant, of course, shot and killed by b.a.r.t. police officer in oakland new year's day 2009. since that shooting, the department has enacted reforms, including increased officer training about bias as well as better reporting about incidents using force. attorney john burriss, who represented the grant family, believes procedures will again be the focus in the review of officer smith's death. >> i know that b.a.r.t. police officers go to the academy. i expect the training was proper. that would mean that somewhere else there was a breakdown and i
guess that's what the investigation will determine. >> b.a.r.t.'s police chief says the officers received 40 hours of training every year. the state standard is 24 hours every two years. we will, of course, follow the story, both on air and online. visit nbcbayarea.com for the latest information on this investigation. a developing story in the east bay this morning, oakland police are investigating two deadly shootings involving chp officers that happened less than 24 hour as part. the first shooting on 57th avenue near east 15th street yesterday. an officer shot and killed one man following a short chase. they said he had a gun on him. two other chp officers killed a man at 9:00 on wentworth near bancroft. "today in the bay's" christie smith outside the oakland police department. >> reporter: good morning to you. the second officer involved shooting in as many days in east
oakland. when you take a look at it, similar circumstances, the chp involved. they say it started with a traffic stop in east oakland and they're saying, once again, someone inside of the car had a handgun. this time, they're saying it was a passenger. but police are looking for the car and the driver. they say this started about 9:00 last night, two chp officers in a marked car stopped an suv. according to oakland police, a passenger got out and ran with a handgun visible. the officers let the police canine out and all chased the suspect on foot. they say that the police dog engaged a man and both officers fired. the suspect was hit. so was the canine who is expected to recover. the officers tried to do first aid, cpr, but the man succumbed to injuries, died at the scene. a loaded handgun was recovered and police again, they are still looking for the driver and other
passengers that were in the car. this is a silver late model toyota suv, it had red and white paper plates on it. christie smith, "today in the bay." 4:37. four families waking up in hotel rooms after i fast-moving fire gutted their apartments overnight. crews still not sure how the fire started at the oaks apartments near monterey road and blossom hill road. take a look at video after fire broke out. flames coming out of the second floor apartment. everybody made it out okay. the four families were put up in a hotel for the night. firefighters say they don't know how or where it started. >> i was just scared. >> ever see anything like this before? >>, my first time. >> we had a good stop, being able to keep it to the building of origin and out of the other two units. two units should be habitable quickly, they just had some damage. >> it took firefighters 30
minutes to knock the fire down. waiting to find out what started a separate apartment fire in san jose we first told you about yesterday. "today in the bay." the fire happened on the west side near winchester and hamilton. fire destroyed one unit, led to wart damage for five others. two dozen people temporarily evacuated. power and gas shut off for most of the evening. no one was hurt. one of the four san jose state students charged with a hate crime will be back in court. lawyers expect 18-year-old colin warren to enter a plea on charges he and three others harassed another student because he was black. accused of putting a u-shaped bike lock around his neck. two students, a 19-year-old and 18-year-old have already pleaded not guilty. the fourth student is a minor and his name has not been released. today, governor brown set to deliver the state of the state
address in sacramento. we don't know the details yet but the governor will likely talk about the state's balanced budget, giving additional funding to schools and what he's learned about detroit's bankruptcy case. another possible topic, how to deal with the drought. john boehner will be in the central rally to talk about a fix to the state's water problems. meeting with three republicans, including kevin mccarthy. they will propose an emergency bill that would allow farmers to pump water from the sacramento/san joaquin delta. sacramento is the nation's leader in farming. let's check in with christina loren who has some rain eventually. >> right. we have this cut off low for next week. bull's-eyeing tuesday and wednesday. watching for the first week of february for a significant cooldown and showers and snow on
the way to tahoe. that's what's on everybody's mind. there is rain on the way, and chances will improve through the next couple of months based on everything lii'm looking at now. temperatures running between two to three degrees cooler in most cities, as cooling as it was yesterday. temperatures will end up cooler in the afternoon as we see a stronger onshore flow pick up. today, offshore winds in the forecast as of tonight. 73 east bay. san francisco tells the story. 64 degrees here, you'll get the cool ocean air. we'll hit 70 in the south bay. we don't get as much of the marine influence. a developing weather story we're keeping tabs on. we'll get into that rain in my next report. high pressure takes control. tonight, wins turn-off shore. east bay hills and north bay mountains. santa cruz mountains we could see a red flag warning.
watching for elevated fire danger tonight, lasting through friday. cooldown and showers, we'll talk about that in my next report. first, mike, it's wednesday. want to get you over the hump. >> high street high-rise. over the hump farther north. we'll look on the maps. update from chp. originally filed this southbound. it's northbound. you see slowing as you approach the construction zone around 16th, past 23rd. in the don't, we have the crash blocking one lane as far as one car's concerned. three cars are over on the shoulder for northbound 880 into downtown. that's the distraction and slowing through area. rest of the maps through the area. smooth flow of traffic approaching. we'll get back to the maps. tri-valley. smooth flow of traffic here through livermore, pleasanton, south, 680 and sunol. peninsula, a smooth flow of traffic. no problem for palo alto. easy flow into and out of
san francisco as well as south bay. 4:41. ahead on "today in the bay," shocking revelations about the deadly shooting at l.a.x. why armed airport officers walked out of the terminal moments before the gunfire into plus, watching waves. why the world's best surfers keeping a close eye on the bay area coast.
4:45 on wednesday morning. a group of women will protest several anti-abortion bans are posted in san francisco today. the banners hang above market street in san francisco. today women organized to resist and defend, also known as w.o.r.d., will meet at corner of 4th and market to hold a speakout. the banners were posted for the walk for life group and led lined streets since the day after christmas. last week the supervisor introduced a resolution opposing banners saying they are incorrect and misguided. in washington, d.c., people from across the country will meet at the national mall for the annual march for life. organizers say, despite below freezing temperatures and snow,
organizers say their march will go on. this is video of last year's march. today's theme arc dopgs, the march falls on the 40th anniversary of roe vs. wade decision. big news from target. it will stop providing health care coverage to part-time workers because of the hnew health care law. courtney reagan. >> good morning. futures are lower after a mixed close for stocks tuesday. s&p 500 avoiding a third straight loss but the dow knocked down by disappointing earnings from verizon, travelers and johnson & johnson. the dow falling 45 points. the nasdaq closing up 28 to 4226. into target is dropping health care coverage for part-time workers as the retailer looks to
cut insurance costs. 10% of target's participate in the insurance plan that's being discontinued. target will give them $500 in cash to go toward buying a new plan at healthcare.gov. amazon is denying a report it's considering online pay tv. it has approached three media companies. in a statement amazon says it continues to develop on-demand shows such as alpha house but no plans to license tv channels. >> calling all suffers. big light for the surf contest could come as early as this morning. the eye on mavericks invitational. the status says, yellow alert, stand by. we're told when that alert changes to green, competition is a go. officials considering scientific models on what big wave experts say about the conditions. but if mavericks is called,
surfers around the world will be making their way to half moon bay for the contest which is expected to begin friday morning. perfect timing for the weekend. half of the 24 competitors are locals but some are coming from as far away as australia, brazil, south africa. looking to win the biggest title in big wave surfing. >> right now, waves look big, seas look good, wind looks good, tide's great. right now it looks good but we don't want to make the final call until we are certain of that. and that's a very tricky thing. >> no doubt. if and when competition gets under way, watch a live feed online. you don't have to get wet. nbcbayarea.com. >> i can see christina loren ready with the waves. doing the wave there. >> always doing the wave. good morning. you know what? i'm at 60/40% shot this is going to happen. more likely than not.
watching swells coming in, big here, up to 20-footers. hawaii expecting 50-foot waves. yeah. looking pretty good. i let my mom know, she says she's coming up if it happens. i gave her the window. people on standby for that. we'll be all over that checking on it all morning. 38 in concord. 39 oakland. 41 in san jose. it's a nice one. another nice day. notice differences if you live around the inner bay, right the immediate coastline. we have a bit of a return of that onshore flow. so your tides tell that story. 70s south bay. mid-60s san francisco for today. pull out that sweater. keep it by your side at the coast and inner bay. you can ditch it by noon in the south bay. looking pretty good. want to show you the trend for the peninsula. temperatures drop off a touch. then as we get into the weekend beautiful conditions.
check out the big waves, which are going to continue into saturday, yeah, it's looking really good to get out there. we have changes headed our way. keep that in mind. high fire danger does come in to play as we head throughout thursday night and friday morning. keep that in mind as well because it's been so dry. next weathermaker, storm window opening up next week. it's not looking promising for us for the most part, looks look it's going to hoover above the bay area. we will get more rain up in washington. looking good for rain showers to return to oregon as well. once we continue further the first week of february, it does look like the storm track situated on top of us. it's going to stay there for a while. i'll show you that graphic coming up. back to you, scott and laura. >> 4:50. new details on the deadly shooting of a tsa officer at l.a.x. authorities say two armed officers with the los angeles airport police department went
on a break moments before the november shooting. officials say the officers didn't let the dispatcher know they were leaving. two were reported outside terminal three when the gunman opened fire with an assault rifle, killing a tsa officer and wounding three others. three men accused of sparking a while fire still burning in southern california, expected in court today. prosecutors who filed a criminal complaint say the fire started when their illegal campfire grew out of control. er firefighters hope to have full containment noon today. the fire has charred 2,000 acres, destroyed 5 homes. if convicted, they could spend up to five years in prison. 4:51. feeling lucky? how you could win a billion dollars from warren buffett. sacramento kings taking technology to a whole new level. how the team's using google
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co-owner's push to make the team the most technologically advanced in professional sports. the ceo, used to own part of the golden state warriors. you hear bitcoins more and more. >> you do. the fellow there, it's worth googling, he coached his daughter's basketball team to a championship despite knowing nothing about basketball. so malcolm gladwell wrote about it. >> i'll check on that. my son and daughter playing basketball. i know nothing about it. bay bridge, smooth drive over the span itself. we had construction, cleared from the westbound direction. eastbound, lose a couple of lanes from san francisco. the map will show you an easy drive. tad bit of slowing up the incline. you saw light volume of traffic. 980 we had slowing that cropped up. no incidents, no construction
but crews just moving through as well. northbound 880, we just got word, the crash cleared. chp says all lanes clear. northbound 880 slow past an earlier crash. >> takes a team to bring you the news. 4:57. ahead on "today in the bay," update to developing story. for the second time in 24 hours, chp officers shoot and kill a suspect in oakland. coming up, what investigators are telling us right now. plus, a 20-year veteran of the force. what we're learning about the b.a.r.t. police officer who was shot and killed by his fellow officer.
b.a.r.t. police officer shot and killed by another officer. what we're learning about the investigation in a live report. today we're tracking a slight cooldown. onshore flow returns. tomorrow, high fire danger and big waves. chance for rain in the forecast. lots to talk about in your complete weather report. oakland roadways, the nimitzs recovers from a crash, b.a.r.t. recovering from equipment problems as well. we take a live look outside. mike, you'll be covering all of the roads include the embarcadero. isn't that pretty this morning? five straight up. wednesday, january 22nd. this is "today in the bay." very good wednesday morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm scott mcgrew. chp