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captioned by closed captioning services, inc. breaking news in the east bay. police in the process of recovering a bed from alameda creek in fremont near sequoia road. >> we are going to give you more information. this discovery was made 8:00 this morning by somebody walking along a bridge over that creek. no word on the body's identity or the cause of death. you can see a lot of investigators are on the scene many we'll continue to gather more information. good morning i'm kristen sze. and i'm cheryl jennings. we also have developing news in san francisco affecting thousands of muni riders for hours after a body was found on the tracks.
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>> light rail service just resumed in the past half hour. >> it had been shutdown because of a fatality at the montgomery station. commuters scrambled get on shuttle buses. muni says a man was walking on the tracks and made it the length of nearly two football fields before he was hit and killed. amy hollyfield joins us from the montgomery street with -- -- station where mo. >> reporter: it was a rough day for commuters, crowds, confusion. people who use public transition seem to take things in stride well they make quick decisions. they handled it well, one thing they like information. they like to know what is going on. commuters had to do serious zig -- zigzagging through san francisco how late are
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you? >> about 45 minutes. >> as far as west portal they had to reroute to balboa park and we had to ride here probably about an extra hour added to my commute. >> reporter: muni service was shutdown after train hit a man in the tunnel. >> it appears someone was walking in between embarcadero and montgomery station on a catwalk. that's where contact was made. >> reporter: officials don't know why the man was on the tracks. everyone onboard the train that hit him is okay. while police tried to figure out why this happened, muni tried to deal with stranded commuters. bart gave free rides to beam within the city limits. muni added extra bus. >> we have as many shuttles as we can on market and they are carrying people, heavy loads, we are trying to provide as much service as possible. >> reporter: the mood seemed mellow. people we spoke with seemed most upset by the fact that
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they didn't know what was going on. >> i would have liked a little more information. >> we were standing and heard no trains. we don't know, nobody to announce, that's it. >> we are used to rolling with muni. we know they are doing their best. we are doing our best. >> reporter: i just got off the phone with police. they say the man was in the tunnel walking westbound the train was headed eastbound. they still don't know why he was this there and obviously he was not supposed to be in that tunnel. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. to the latest on superstorm sandy. unprecedented measures to relieve crisis brought on by the storm. long lines of people trying to get gas in linden, new jersey. fuel is one of the top concerns new york governor cuomo signed an order waiving
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a requirement that tankers register and pay tax before unloading. that would speed up delivery. some airlines are putting extra fuel on planes flying into new york to ensure planes can fly out. brandi hitt joins us from manhattan. >> reporter: as you can see the winds are starting to pick up and the temperatures are dropping fast. families are still struggling and still without power. more than three million people are still in the dark now as temperatures start get to freezing. victims woke up in cold dark homes again this morning facing another day of waiting for help. tempers are flaring as many feel they've been left out in the cold. >> this is really a dangerous, dangerous situation. it is a real dangerous place in the dark. >> reporter: on staten island where the hardest hit communities frustration and desperation. >> we lost everything. when you fix things, you do
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the best you can. try hard, you go to work everyday you do the best you can. >> reporter: in one manhattan neighborhood people felt a need to dive into dumpsters to retrieve food thrown out by restaurants. hundreds stood in line for hours to get donated necessities. >> we had to throw food out. >> reporter: it could get worse forcasters say temperatures in the northeast will dip into the 30s this weekend. adding to anger and misery, gas lines. >> three hours! >> reporter: gas shortage in some areas are near crisis levels. few station are open those that cannot meet the demand. >> i'm waiting over three hours what is wrong with this country? >> reporter: officials cezanne did is on track to become the second deadliest storm in u.s. history some figures reaching 50 billion dollars. some wonder if a high-tech sea barrier could have stopped the storm surge that flooded lower
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manhattan and washed away parts of the jersey shore. some have proven effective in europe. the statue of liberty is closed so crews can inspect for damage many brandi hitt, abc7 news. disney and abc are making monday a day of giving encouraging everyone to give to the sandy relief efforts. disney is parent company to abc7 the october jobs report is out, it could impact tuesday' presidential election. analysts say more people without jobs started looking for work, 171,000 new jobs were added to the economy. katie marzullo is in the newsroom with the way president obama and mitt romney are spinning numbers. >> reporter: as it turns out the numbers landed in some grey area giving both something to seize upon to benefit their own campaign.
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>> the president: hello ohio! >> reporter: despite the small rise in the unemployment rate president obama pumped up ohio this morning. >> the president: today our businesses created nearly 5 1/2 million new jobs. companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: the president admits there is more work to be done. but says this is a pattern of real progress that includes a stronger auto industry, thanks to his bailout. romney is ing the numbers another way at a rally in wisconsin this morning he said the report is a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2%. today it is 7.9% and that's nine million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> reporter: some say the report could have been apoint i.
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matt dowd says it is too late to sway voters. >> the last six months in the economy are baked in the perceptions. >> reporter: mitt romney has scheduled a last minute stop sunday his advisers say the president is losing support in pennsylvania. president obama's camp says it is a desperate move. katie marzullo, abc7 news. still ahead, chp rolls into action in oakland. a live report on how they will be helping the police force tonight. police search for a couple stealing mail in broad daylight.
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the california highway patrol is calling it its first night of lending a hand in oakland a big success. overnight chp joined oakland police in patrolling the city that has seen a spike in crime. >> reporter: oakland police happy to have chp officers on the streets with them to deal with the criminal element. opd has long said if you want to impact the crime rate in this city you have to get cooperation of the citizens. a short time ago, that made a big impact on some elementary schools. the chp helicopter is a
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serious attention-getter and it did that today at the health and safety fair. oakland pd brought out special vehicles, squad cars with cruisers like they were last night on the first night of oakland's operation impact. chp says it was a success. >> last night we had 11 to 12 arrests which included for driving under the influence, warrant arrests, stolen vehicle, drug vials, things of that nature >> reporter: today's event a far cry from what happens too often, 30 minutes after operation impact began at 7:00 last night armed robbery. the night before the killing of a businessman at his store on international boulevard. homicide is up 20% in year, many unsolved due to lack of cooperation by witnesses who don't trust cops which brings us back to today's event. >> conversations with our students, they -- there's
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beginning to be a negative outlook on the police department this is a way to show folks how hard the police department is working in oakland to make sure we are safe and break down those fears. >> we are trying to build relationships so they can have a nonconfrontational, nondramatic contact with law enforcement. >> so we can get to know them better. if we are in danger or something is happening, like nearby you, like we can always trust the police and we can call them. >> reporter: important phrase there talking trust the police objective for chp and oakland pd to do something about the crime rate which has been going up this is happening at no cost to the city of oakland. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. we've just received word the jury has the case in the trial of a former san jose
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elementary school principal charged with failing to report molestation of 8-year-old girl if convicted lyn vijayendran faces up to six months in jail. the former principal at o.b. whaley trpltry tried to explain to the jury request they did not report a disturbing incident involving a teacher. she said she stayed quiet after the teacher convinced her he blindfolded that student as part of a lesson plan. in fairfield police are looking for a couple stealing mail in the middle of the day. neighborhood watch group provided this video to police it shows a man and woman checking mailboxes and taking mail in the laurel creek area. they've hit half a dozen homes. police say one dives while the other steals. they are -- one drives while the other steals. they are hviding people not to leave mail in their boxes and pick up -- mail everyday. shoplifters stole 180 pwras
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-- bras from victory secret, $11,000 worth of under garments on halloween afternoon the store was backed and no employees witnessed that theft. meteorologist mike nicco is going to talk about the weekend forecast. the fog is dissipating visibilities much better now increasing sunshine and high clouds as the storm system passes to our north. record world temperatures in the forecast, i'll tell you when. plus, shorter lines for a smaller product. low key response to today's release of the ipad mini. an elephant that talks. scientists say it has learned to speak words in korean.
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apple's new ipad mini is officially on sale debut appears to be more like a mini kick-off this was the line outside the store an hour before doors opened 100 people showed up early to be among the first. so far, we are seeing smaller crowds across bay area stores compared to other high profile launches. >> this is my first timelining up for an apple project before
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that the lines were ridiculous. i heard it wasn't so bad this time. i'm getting the ipad mini. i think it is good. >> this device launched in the u.s. and 33 other countries today. our favorite story of the day sounds from an he will -- elephant at a south korean zoo drawing attention from around the world. take a listen. >> run, walk. >> unless you speak korean those sounds probably don't mean anything a team of researchers say the asian elephant is reproducing the korean words for hello, sit, no, lie down and good. researchers say the elephant learned to speak out of a desire to bond with trainers after he was separated from two other elephants. maybe he's saying hello. >> awesome. >> oh my goodness. >> very impressed cheryl.
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>> my visit paid off, two words. warmer weather on the way even out to the beaches. you could see already the sunny sky that is sitting over the bay area now, specifically as we are looking at downtown san francisco from north beach in morning. one more picture and we'll go to san jose, you can see how bright the light is over the south bay now. live doppler 7 hd no radar returns we are picking up dry air you can see high clouds that are hanging around don't worry about moisture coming out of those. fog was an issue for the morning hours, especially east bay and north bay, things have improved in the east bay valleys still the fog is take its time up in santa rosa up to a mile visibility, five novato, nine in napa. everybody else, dealing with high clouds this morning. let's talk about temperatures, most of us in the upper 50s to near 60°.
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difference santa rosa with reduced visibility only 50 now. mid top upper 50s monterey bay and inland. high clouds and sunshine today, brighter, warmer weather this weekend, climax with record highs next week. right now we are watching the storm system pushed north by small area of high pressure that moved in while we were sleeping last night, radar returns around eureka where they are going to stay clouds today, tonight, tomorrow more sunshine temperatures will start to rebound. today not bad, mild. mid 60s to around 70° for the bay and inland. low to mid 60s coast. monterey bay mid to upper 60s upper 60s to low 70s inland with the same high clouds and sun more sunshine the farther south you head away from that system passing us to the north. memorial stadium 6:00 tonight huskies and bears, 56 by the
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time the game is over, 40s and 50s tonight high clouds, we won't see as much fog as we did this morning still possible north and east bay valleys. this weekend coolest afternoon lake tahoe 57, low to mid 60s throughout the weekend, down to yosemite, upper 60s to mid 70s, as cool as it is going to get around l.a. today 60 noon, 77 saturday, 84 sunday, warmth reaches san diego also with around 80 saturday, sunday. warming trend, 80s monday and tuesday some may show up at the coast also those two days best days for record highs. before that, set your clock back an hour tomorrow night remember batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. once day, thursday next week fall comes back.
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coming up at 3:00 on katie,
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sharon osbourne. and at 4:00, a new way to turn clothes into cold hard cash. at 5, just in the nick of time 23 million dollar lotto winner comes forward her fortune we'll hear from her. those stories and more later today. you can claim maybe a furry frnd. >> welcome back. we are here with anita from the east bay spca. nice to see you. >> always nice to see you. >> you have a growth on your leg. [ laughing ] >> no, actually just -- >> she got a little more relaxed during the break. >> this plump pumpkin is genie. you want to wake up and say hello. >> that's the way i'm going to look tomorrow with that extra hour of sleep. >> she is a 5-year-old and she is a mini-pin mix. as much as we love to find
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homes for our kittens and puppies we love to encourage people to adopt older dogs too. their personalities are developed and their manners are developed and they are so grateful to have a home they are wonderful companions. >> whoever raised you to be 5-years-old did a beautiful job. east bay spca: 510-569-0702. inquire about the animals waiting for a home there >> thank you. don't wake her up. >> look at that. who wants to be a
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