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m . nbc bay area news starts now. right now at 5:00, moving on past a tragedy. in oregon, the roseburg community preparing for the next phase in healing. more details are being revealed about the gunman's final moments. then an unthinkable crime. the search for a man who police say killed his own mother in a brutal slaying in fremont. plus, the forecast for the bay area tonight. >> good evening, i'm terry mcsweeney. and i'm peggy bunker. new details to tell you about the oregon shooting as families prepare to say their final good-byes to their loved ones this weekend.
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police are learning more about the shootings. the police are learning about the gunman, they say chris mercer took his over life during the firefight with officers. police learned he was enrolled in a class where the shooting happened. they had no understanding why he would take such action against the other students. sheriff hanlin has more about the shooting investigation. >> and finally, i want to express my mostñi sincere appreciation to those most directly touched by this incident. >> he later went on to say that the town of roseburg was simply rocked by the tragedy and that they can now move on to their path of recovery. well, the community of roseburg is impressed but not surprised by the level of support and caring that they're seeing. >> nbc bay area damion trujillo
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are report i-- is reporting on s are coping with it. >> reporter: well, there are signs all over the campus here. the campus remains closed so the community has been coming here to the gates of the school to bring flowers and to pay their respects. now, beyond the signs and flowers the campus will remain closed, as well as over the weekend. there will be no classes, school is cancelled all of next week. there is always the big question, what will happen to the classrooms where the shootings took place. in many of the cases the schools have not opened classes out of respect for the victims and to prevent any emotional trauma to the returning students. ucc has not said what it will do with the classrooms impacted by the shootings here. and again, this has all been what we've seen across roseburg over the last couple of days. a tightknit community banding together to get through this tragedy. we are in roseburg, oregon, i'm
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damion trujillo, nbc bay area. amid the tragedies hope is coming in tonight. tonight, we are hearing from another survivor's family. 16-year-old cheyenne was shot in the back. her family says she is fighting through. >> healing is going to be slow. but i know my daughter is very strong and she is going to get through this. >> well, so far fitzgerald has lost a kidney and remains in intensive care. she is just one of many survivors still fighting tonight. nbc bay area will continue to have complete coverage of the school shooting in oregon. go to for more information on the shooting. and police are asking for help tracking down a man accused of killing his own mother. authorities conducted a welfare check about 11:00 yesterday. now this is where they made the
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grisly discovery. nbc bay area's marianne favro has more on the latest with the investigation. and marianne this is a shocking crime. >> reporter: it really is, and it is only the second homicide of the year for fremont. so it is even more shocking because murders are very uncommon here in this city. i'm here on monroe avenue and this is where police say a mother in her 60s was killed inside her apartment complex. police believe her own son, 31-year-old omar pettigan killed her. police say they don't have a motive for the murder. >> when officers arrived they were able to locate a deceased female in her 60s. the police investigation led this to believe it was actually a homicide and that the woman deceased was actually the victim of the homicide.
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>> reporter: police are asking for your help finding pettigan. they believe he may be armed so if you do spot him investigators say you should call 911 immediately. he is believed to frequent oakland and san francisco. police are not saying tonight how he allegedly killed his mother, only that it was an extremely violent crime scene. again, this is the second homicide of the year here in fremont. reporting live in fremont, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. thank you very much. and winds are blasting across the bay area right now. >> it is so windy, let's take you out live to the san mateo bridge. if you look closely you can actually see it swaying a bit. can you see that? >> i can. you know what i should do, let's take you to something who may know more about this. >> the cameras are moving around quite a bit. you can see the winds right now. we're going to see sand likely moving across the great highway this evening. and look at the winds towards
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the airport. gusts approach 44 miles an hour, gusts to 46 around oakland, 24 miles per hour wind gusts around the tri-valley. livermore, mount diablo gusts through from the miles an hour. keep in mind with the drought tree damage more likely as some of the gusts could get to more than 50 miles an hour in the hills. of course on the coast, gale warning and sand across the roads and with the dry wind in the north bay hills, the red flag warning starts this evening and continues through tomorrow. that is one of the things we are watching in addition to some very interesting weather, weather storm watch in parts of the sierra and close to yosemite. and the bay area, same system bringing us wind and chance of showers. so we're seeing a lot of changes happening overnight into tomorrow. we'll detail them hour by hour
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in the forecast in just moments. all right, rob, thank you. happening right now the hardly strictly bluegrass festival continues to take over in golden gate park. this is what it looked like from our chopper last night and tonight the crowds are at least as big. nbc bay area christie smith has more on the festival. >> reporter: yes, you ask the concert-goers how it was as they were leaving and you get a big smile. hardly strictly bluegrass still under way. it's free, and what folks are telling us big crowds out there today. out in golden gate park for the music festival. now the department of rec and park estimate that around 50,000 people each year come out to hear the bands. and you certainly got that sense, not much in the way of parking for the ones brave enough to try. this year, emmilou harris, among
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others, this was a philanthropist effort. today we spoke with fans who appreciated the good times at the festival. what was your favorite so far? >> joe jackson, he is really good. >> now, bikes were a popular option for getting around. there is a valet, a muni offering enhanced service to help people get around. festival runs until 7 p.m., and then again tomorrow. christie smith, nbc bay area news. coming up next at 5:00. it's being called a once in a life time rainfall event pounding the east coast. millions under flood watches tonight as communities get buried under water. take a look at this. what meteorologists are saying, the worst is yet to come. plus, a plot foiled. four northern california student behind bars accused of trying to shoot up a school. what the authorities found out coming up next. [announcer] you're on the right track to save big
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plot. ==take chy== the tuolumne county sheriff's office arrested three summerville high school students after administrators were tipped off about threats against faculty and other students. after further investigation the administrators were tipped off about threats against faculty and other students. after further investigation, the detectives discovered a fourth student who was involved in the plot. the preliminary findings showed
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the plan was still in the beginning stages, among the charges against the four, conspiracy as to commit assault away deadly weapons. sheriffs say some concerned students were the ones who tipped them off. the willingness to report what they saw, what well could have been another needless tragedy. >> no students or faculty was hurt, again it was in the early stages of planning, the names of the students were not released because they were juvenile. and new at 5:00, the fbi captures a fugitive who was wanted in killing an innocent bystander. he was wanted in a gang shooting, a stray bullet hit and killed jaelin zabala, a witness who saw the posting on facebook gave a tip that they were in mexico. the agents found him and
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returned him to the united states. they captured who was believed to be his girlfriend, who is facing charges for aiding him. he is charged with two counts of murder. and still to come at 5:00. collateral damage in afghanistan leaves families without answers. we hear from the pentagon for the first time since an overnight bombing killed more than a dozen people at a doctors without borders hospital.
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. at least 19 people were
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killed and dozens more injured in afghanistan after a hospital run by doctors without borders was bombed overnight. the international charity center said the trauma center was hit with more than 30 minutes of sustained bombing. over 100 patients and caretakers and more than 80 afghan staff were at the hospital. a spokesperson said that u.s. forces were bombing in that area, and the strike may have resulted in collateral damage. >> so we really don't understand. and we definitely do not accept the notification of collateral damage as we heard in the beginning in the first reaction. we want an explanation, very fast and we want an independent investigation to be started. >> well, the pentagon says a full investigation is under way. and we are learning more about the six u.s. airmen killed when their plane crashed during takeoff in afghanistan yesterday. today the department of defense
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identified the victims, two based in massachusetts, four others were out of an air force base in texas. 14 people were killed including two afghan civilians. the cause of the crash is under investigation but the taliban is claiming they shot the plane right out of the sky. we still have not confirmed -- this has not been confirmed by the military. and a powerful weekend storm in south carolina pounding the coast. take a look at this. the record rainfall is devastating the streets here with the floods, you see cars completely stuck in the water. the united states may have dodged a direct hit by hurricane joaquin. the storm is causing havoc across several states. >> please don't under estimate the power of water, it can float away a small suv. >> right now meteorologists are calling it a once in 200 years rain event with tropical-storm
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rain events. it is tough to see that. all the way out there to the mail box, cars are almost covered. >> let's talk to rob mayeda right now watching this. he has it up there on the wall. >> yeah, we're seeing probably another three to six inches-plus. the rain in carolina is almost a third of the bay area's annual rainfall, with almost a foot of rain that will add to that here over the next 24 hours. very impressive storm with winds of 145 miles an hour. category 3, the storm will be swept away from the eastern seaboard and we hope the sub-tropical moisture will veer off towards the atlantic in the next 24 hours. back home temperatures in the 60s, 70s right now. wind speeds very strong up to 44 miles an hour. down around sfo and into san francisco, oakland, you see wind gusts up to 36 miles an hour.
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and the san jose wind speeds picking up to 24 miles an hour. gusts possible still in the hills could get up to 50 miles an hour. clear skies for most right now, except down towards santa cruz, notice what is happening northeast. you could see showers and thunderstorms north of interstate 80. and that is the other component to our weather. this compact area of low pressure dropping down the coast increasing the wind speeds in the bay area. and for a brief time tonight, some of the moisture towards solano, contra costa counties, and we may see stray showers even though the low would stay off to the east. heading to tomorrow morning, clear skies, as the low moves on into southern nevada during the day tomorrow. clear skies, any chance of showers we believe will shut down right around sunrise, tomorrow afternoon, breezy, not quite as gusty with the conditions this evening. straight on into 11:00, very
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gusty winds in the hills. daybreak tomorrow, clear skies, windy as you wake up tomorrow. san jose, temperatures close to what we had today, upper 70s, low 80s for the 49ers game breezy at times. not as windy as we see right now with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 70s right there in kickoff for san francisco. just afternoon tomorrow, you will see temperatures in the low 70s, windy at times, less so as we head into tomorrow and for the north bay, highs up to 70s, in the tri-valley temperatures in the low 80s. the outcome here moving forward, less wind, mild start to the weekend, temperatures climb thursday and friday, for livermore here, very gusty out there this evening. the numbers rebound as we head to next weekend. at this point warmer but at
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least less windy. in the meantime, from now until tomorrow morning, watch out, the red flag warning in the hills for 10:00 a.m. for very gusty winds. back to you. thank you, rob, and the game tomorrow lots of people excited for that. and the rain coming our way. right now, you want to win a trip to the super bowl? coming up the technology that could help make it better on and off the field. you may just win. and now how to share the ideas to make the nfl more efficient and entertaining. fans have until september 5th to submit it on line, the three best to win. and maybe you have relatives back east or the midwest who would like to come out here in february. >> you could give them the winning prize. >> check out microsoft, they're putting this together. good idea, good way to get ideas. still to come, saving endangered elephants and
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rhinocer rhinoceroses. how to help them. next.
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test today to save endangered elephants and rhinos. . thousands of people in the bay area joined a global march to save endangered elephants and rhinoceros. they are trying to stop taking their horns. they specifically focus on ending the practice in one
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country. >> china is the largest trader of illegal ivory. and they stated a number of times that they are going to shut the ivory trade down. and our message here today is to call on beijing, and ask them when, when will they shut the ivory trade down. >> now get this, over 130 countries participated in the rally. conservationists say if we don't stop the poaching of their horns, they will be extinct in just one generation. celebrate oakland and drink beer. it's the octoberfest, the tradition dating back to the 1900s when were there plenty of beer gardens and vacation homes in the area. now this is going back, there is plenty of craft brewers. >> my favorite is going to have to be the one in alameda, i
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really like their beers. >> octoberfest is a one-day only event and you have 35 minutes to get there. but we did get a chance to show you some of the festivities going on. >> if that doesn't motivate you, i don't know what will. there are great local breweries in the area. we'll be right back. [announcer] right now at sleep train,
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get up to 48 months interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. save $300 on beautyrest and posturepedic. or choose $300 in free gifts with stearns & foster. the triple choice sale is on now at sleep train. a-l-s walk in san jose. a lot of optimism and a lot of hope. that was certainly the theme of today's als walk in san jose. >> yeah, the first walk of the year for the golden west chapter bringing out hundreds of people to raise money and to raise awareness about als. they made their way from the
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guadalupe river trail. als is also known as lou gehrig's disease when he contracted the disease. it attacks the spinal cord. organizers say they are remaining hopeful. >> we remain hopeful for a cure. our motto is we never give up and the time is now. >> now, the als chapter assists people with als in the area. somehow i escaped that bucket. >> i was going to ask if you did it. >> i would happily do it, so many people supported the cause, they raised more money, but so much more research to be done. >> we have a wild night coming this way. very windy outside right now. in fact, from downtown san francisco you can see the white caps across the bay with winds 20 miles an hour, gusts 44,
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needless to say, gale warning out on the coast, small craft advisory, they will end up in emeryville, the gusts, 36 in oakland, san jose gusts at 24, so you get the idea here with an area of low pressure moving in. it is bringing in wind, but could it bring showers, north of interstate 80, that system dropping north to south, clipping the eastern portion of the bay area and south bay area tonight. we do have a chance of everybody seeing gusty winds. but for parts of the south bay and tomorrow morning slight chance of showers and the notice of temperatures tomorrow, 70s and 80s for highs by tomorrow mid-day. we should see the withins ease off so the red flag warning which starts 6:00 tonight through 10:00 tomorrow. but very strong gusty winds, look out for tree limbs and things that are near where you park your car overnight. >> yeah, and the trees of course are so dry from the drought. it could be a big issue with the
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wind. >> all right, nbc nightly news next, more local news at 6:00. see you then. on this saturday night, flood emergency. a massive and deadly storm pounds the east coast, up to 16 inches of rain predicted in some parts. tonight more than 20 million people under flood watches and warnings. desperate search for a cargo ship with 28 americans onboard, two days after it vanished in the fury of hurricane joaquin. deadly bombing at a hospital in afghanistan run by doctors without borders. hit by an american air strike aimed at taliban militants. and campus massacre. new details from oregon about the shooter's movements that fateful day. survival stories and why congress can't ever seem to agree on how to keep guns out of the wrong hands. "nightly news" begins now. >> announcer: from nbc


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