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series win celebration. video shows people somersaulting on to mattresses. >> had a good heart. >> reporter: he says his roommate came home with bruises and a not on -- knot on the back of his head. >> he said five guys jumped him. he said the police stopped him and let the five guys go. the paramedics checked him out and he was okay. >> he found him unresponsive the next morning, he died the next day. police say he was at this celebration. >> a lot of people were performing stunts, jumping. he may have had an accident and fell. >> reporter: partiers called them over. >> they were flagged over about a fan down. they requested paramedics and that individual refused medical
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services and left the area on his own. >> reporter: he is skeptical his roommate injured himself doing something like this. >> i just know like he told me. he looked like she had been in a scuffle. >> reporter: mese are asking -- police are asking anyone with information to contact them. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. we are tracking rain tonight as several bans of wet weather cross the bay area. downtown san jose, wind and rain is passing through tonight. we have live team coverage and we start with our chief meteorologist bill martin. >> it is wet, cold out there and snow on the peaks around the bay area. the snow flurries showing up in the white there. come in close. the areas i am tracking towards
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the bridge. we will come in closer here. lose altose. -- lose altose. the rain is coming down. 14/100 inches an hour. heavy right now in this area. more scattered showers like this as we go into the evening and into tomorrow. when i come back, we will track that cell moving south and east towards san jose and more rain. i will see you back here. >> thank you. ktvu's john fowler is live where the fast moving rain hit first. john? >> reporter: we are in a cool spot and clear spot. i can see stars. temperatures here 49 degrees. i want to look that lights of san francisco. you can see how clear it is.
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that means it will be cold. all day long we were watching rain showers through the bay area. >> series of showers pelted the bay area after yesterday's 70s. today cold and wet was a surprise. >> it just changed all of a sudden. crazy. >> reporter: do you like it? >> we need the rain. >> reporter: not these drivers who rashed on 101 this afternoon. the chp was urging drivers to slow down. traffic snarled on surface streets. rain caught drivers off guard. >> i don't think they know what they are doing. so many accidents. >> reporter: the change in weather came at a bad time for some. >> i have a cold. the rain doesn't agree with the cold. >> reporter: we found construction workers who say they got lucky.
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>> we got halved a day hof so we are -- half a day off so we are glad. >> reporter: right now many people told us it feels like winter. with bill predicting snow, keep your gloves close. health and science editor john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >> in 15 minutes, we will check back with our chief meteorologist bill martin, he is tracking the rain and will give us an update on our bay area forecast. buck showalter students walked out of class and rallied calling on sacramento to make good on their promise -- university of california at berkeley students walked out of class and rallied calling on sacramento to make good on their promise. >> reporter: that cold weather may have detoured students from campus off. they said they wanted to make sure they knew their commitment
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to keeping education affordable for all. >> reporter: university of california at berkeley was the scene of a noisy, but peaceful student walk out and rally. protesters want the university to reduce tuition and halt increases, now that prop 30, a tax increase to fund schools passed. he is a grad student who says despite the win, some tuition for grad programs may still increase. >> most important, you have to show we won't accept it. we have to get on the streets and demonstrate here we are. >> reporter: university officials say prop 30 funds will stave $250 million in cuts that could have come. protesters today say they want to use the momentum from the win for education and to fight further fee hikes. last year during demonstrations
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against hikes, police and student clashed. the university hopes things will be different this time. >> students are free to rally and protest. there are regulations that are designed to make sure it doesn't infringe on the rights of other students. >> reporter: some of the protesters say they will be in san francisco next week for the meeting to make their opinion known. live in berkeley, sal castaneda, ktvu channel 2 news. cal state officials are considering a fee hike for certain students. they want to increase fees on seniors who remain in school
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but have credits to graduate. worker was arrested on suspicion of prostitution. they received several complaints from citizens about prostitution. authorities say the worker solicited an under cover deputy on tuesday for a sexual act before the arrest. the man accused of killing a teacher last month appeared in court today. darnell washington faces 9 counts in connection with the killing of susie ko. today a hearing was set for november 16 for him to enter a plea. he and his wife were arrested in seattle while driving a car that was taken from susie ko's home. tania washington is still awaiting extradition. san francisco held a prayer service today for a 20-year-old
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man killed in the bay view. >> hear our prayers for your son. >> it was held where he was gunned down friday night. the group hopes its prayers will help stop the killings in the city. he is the 59th homicide victim of the year. death penalty supporters will ask voters to speed up the execution process. days after voters chose to retain the death penalty, they are considering their own ballot measure. it would require a single dose lethal injection method. >> voters always play a role in terms of applying political pressure. if we need to go back to the ballot again, that is a definite possibility. >> the switch would speed up the execution process.
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a group in san francisco want san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi to be held accountable for his actions. they are mad he remains in office despite pleading guilty to domestic violence against his wife. the group said it would like to see the sheriff removed from office but is weighing all of its options. the number of people seeking unemployment fell last week but officials say it may not be a true reflection of the job market. 8,000 fewer filed claims. the figures are distorted by superstorm sandy. on wall street stocks fell exextending a slump into -- extending a slump into a second day. the dow is down 0.94 to 12,811. the nasdaq is down 41 at 2,895. the s&p is down 17 at 1,377. there have been huge back ups all day in livermore, news
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chopper 2 shot this video of cars backed up on 580 because of the grand opening of the new outlets. the mall includes 130 stores and created 2,000 jobs. and it is estimated to bring in $2 million a year in sales tax revenue. today starbucks started accepting walt payments. -- wallet payments. he is considering a hostile take over of netflix. last week he acquired a 10% stake in the company. donated food delivered for families in need this holiday
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season, why some folks will be camping out over night. >> a new chick-fil-a opened today in walnut creek. the big crowds and big statements the restaurant attracted. >> watch ktvu live on your computer or cell phone or tablet, download our app or go to and click on the live stream. you're on timeout leo! some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. save up to 15% on an ikea kitchen.
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some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. save up to 15% on an ikea kitchen. the san jose police bomb squad det naded a pipe bomb -- detonated a pipe bomb last night. officers pulled over the driver, and found the pipe bomb while searching the car. james mcgill was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of a
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explosive. police say a 57-year-old woman was abducted and drivingen to atm daises -- driven to at ms and robbed. two men approached the woman, forced her into her car and tied up her arms and legs and drove her to several atms. the woman was left tied up in the oakland hills 2-1/2 hours later. she freed herself and got help. the same-sex marriage debate took center stage at the chick-fil-a in walnut creek. a dozen gay rights sporters stood -- supporters stood in front of the store. they gained attention after the founder voiced his opposition to same-sex marriage and donated money to groups opposing it. >> they made it the issue. they made it so public and out
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there that they don't believe there should be equality. there should be gay marriage. we are just people too. >> it is about being american. we should be able to run our restaurants the way we want. >> dozens of people camped out over night for the chance to be one of the first 100 customers chick-fil-a gave them a free meal every week for a year. google will begin boosting the amount of money it puts into its venture capital. they will put $300 million, up from 200 million. they typically fund 40-50 seed stage companies. a record setting number of needy families is expected to sign up for help this holiday season. new at 6:00 p.m., ktvu's alex savage is live in san jose
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where people are already camping out for an event that doesn't happen till tomorrow. >> reporter: they are hoping to get one of these holiday food boxes with a turkey inside. as you can see, some people aren't taking any chances. 20 people camped out in line already and plan to spend the night. >> reporter: volunteers today unloaded crate after crate of donated food. all of it going to low income families in san jose as part of a holiday give away that kicks off tomorrow. >> it will be crazy. >> reporter: 4,000 people are expected to register tomorrow for a free food box and holiday toys. the numbers will be up from last year. >> there is so many more families. people who used to donate and now they are here as a customer. >> reporter: volunteers say the economic recovery isn't a
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reality yet. >> hard to get a job out there. >> reporter: she has been staying at home with her daughter as she looks for work. she is signing up. >> it is important, with the economy right now we have -- we don't have enough money to buy the turkey. so it is good that they are helping out families. >> reporter: one reason the demand is so great, the high cost of living. >> we still see basically the same post-recession. poverty is staying high. >> reporter: the key to meeting the demand, donations. they still need more people to come by to drop off food and toys. registration begins at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow morning. if you plan on coming down, expect a long line. alex savage, ktvu channel 2
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news. 18 more volunteers from the red cross are headed to the east coast to help those effected by superstorm sandy. they left tuesday with two driving an emergency response vehicle. they are expected to arrive tonight. a total of 127 volunteers have been deployed from the bay area. the san jose giants are also pitching in. they donated money to help the brooklyn cyclone and the staten island yankees. donations go towards food, gas and cleaning supplies. snow pruprompted a wint -- prompted a winter weather advisory in the sierras. you can see cars and trucks had to carefully navigate through snow covered streets. chief meteorologist bill martin joins us now. >> we are tracking more rain. showers in the south bay right
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now. we will back it up 6 hours. see all the showers swinging in to the area, right? those showers brought heavy rain. down pours and break. you can see where the showers are located. sunnyvale. south of fremont. you can see some of the streets. central expressway. north and east of sunnyvale, you are wet. closer, over here, rainy conditions and more showers, mission boulevard in fremont. that is the story. scattered showers. and those showers remain through the night. weave another wave -- we have another wave around 10:00 p.m. tonight. not heavy but it is wet and slowing you on the roadways. cool out there as well. lower snow levels. we are going to see temperatures cool for having
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clouds. 40 napa. 41 santa rosa. there will be cool conditions tomorrow morning. another chance for light showers on friday. here is the system. here is your friday. chance of a shower. saturday, the low moves off but the cold air lingers. saturday morning, saturday morning, freezing levels in the morning. frost possible as well. unusual weather. it feels like a -- to me, feels like a march storm than a november storm. here is what we have. 9:00 p.m. tonight. another round of showers. showers around 11:00 p.m. towards fremont. scattered showers. and then tomorrow morning, dry morning commute. but then clearing out and a few showers again 5:00 p.m. on friday. tomorrow afternoon. commute along the coast might be drizzling. i will update this at 10:00
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p.m. as it stands, keep the jackets handy. highs are what the over night lows were couple days ago. [ talking at the same time ] >> five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view snow in the mountains. snow in the foothills. maybe a foot of snow. >> thank you. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36, the drivers headed to tahoe today and the dangerous conditions they are facing and the off duty death of a deputy that left a person facing criminal charges. join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. commute relief is on the way for a key bay area bottleneck, the changes set to get underway for commuters in san jose. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy.
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commuters may get relief in one of the biggest bottlenecks. a ground breaking ceremony tomorrow for 880-280 interchange.
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it will be building a link from 880 to the shopping center. next summer a fly over ramp will link them. mark is here now with sports. not the news the warriors want to hear. >> they knew they were getting damaged goods when they acquired him from milwaukee. he has come along very, very slowly. responded decently. playing 20 minutes a game but now the team will shut him down to strengthen the repaired left ankle. his mobility has been affected, limited playing time and it is a unanimous decision. >> i have tried it out now, i know how it feels on the floor. try to push through things i probably shouldn't have. at least i know where i am at
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now. i need to get stronger than it is. i am confident. mentally too. i am confident that if there is a loose ball i can push off as much as i like and dive or go for the rebound. i think till that happens we have to play it smartly. >> look for him to return november 21 when the warriors host brooklyn. last winter billy bean made moves with the a's, you are like what is he thinking, but as it turns out, the general managers meeting right now, the turn around reawarded, executive of the year -- rewarded, exec ovof the year -- executive of the year. second time he won the award with the a's. high school football, game of the week, tomorrow night,
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everington and james logan. that a playoff game and that is the sporting life at this hour. more highlights tonight at 10:00 p.m. but that is it. >> thank you. dangerous mission to get guns off bay area streets, at 10:00 p.m., how thousands of legally potched guns ends up -- purchased guns ends up in the hands of felons. >> and thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. 'v
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