<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - News as seen on - $cms.content.title]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-on en-us Mon, 30 May 2016 02:01:57 -0700 Mon, 30 May 2016 02:01:57 -0700 NBC Local Integrated Media <![CDATA[Altered State: Border Redraw Moves 19 Homes in the Carolinas]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 00:37:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BORDER_AP_16147753378825.jpg

Dee Martin may wake up on Jan. 1 and find herself in a whole different state.

South Carolina and North Carolina have redrawn the border between the two states with GPS technology that allows them to confirm the boundary lines established under an English king in the 18th century down to the centimeter. But that means the lines drawn decades ago through less exact surveying measures are several hundred feet off.

So Martin, who has a South Carolina address and phone number, really lives in North Carolina. She isn't looking forward to the hassle of changing the deed to her home and her address at the post office. There also is likely a property tax increase. But the biggest problem may come through the homebound health care she gets for her 89-year-old husband. The provider doesn't serve North Carolina and that state's Medicaid may not pay for the service even if they change doctors and nurses.

"We knew it would be cheaper to live in South Carolina. Financially, it is going to be a strain — our only income is Social Security and we already have to use our meager savings to meet regular expenses," Martin said. "Right now we don't know what is going to last longer — us or our money."

Nineteen homes are changing states. Three currently in North Carolina will end up in South Carolina, while Martin and 15 others are going to change residency to North Carolina.

Bills finalizing the boundary change are currently in the North Carolina and South Carolina legislatures. North Carolina's Senate has passed its bill, sending it to the House. South Carolina's Senate also took action, although with three days left in South Carolina's annual session it isn't clear whether the bill has time to pass in that state's House.

South Carolina Speaker Pro Tem Tommy Pope represents Martin and others in her predicament — for now. He said he wants to do more to help the constituents he is about to lose, but that is up to North Carolina.

"Maybe it's a good message for South Carolina, but people are fighting a lot harder to stay in South Carolina than they are in North Carolina," the Republican from York said.

But if North Carolina passes its bill, South Carolina lawmakers said there is little they can do except pass their own proposal or leave the people leaving South Carolina in the lurch.

The bills in both states include several items meant to make it easier for people switching states. North Carolina is allowing their soon-to-no-longer-be residents and their dependents in-state tuition at schools in the University of North Carolina system for the next 10 years, provided they live on the same property. Children who attend a North Carolina K-12 public school but wind up in South Carolina can keep attending that school for free.

"We've done everything we can to accommodate folks," said North Carolina Sen. Tommy Tucker, a Republican from Union County, along the border.

One particularly vexing problem has been the Lake Wylie Minimart convenience store. The store currently sits in South Carolina, allowing it to sell fireworks, beer and gas at least 19 cents cheaper because of lower gas taxes. The more exact boundary says it really is in North Carolina.

North Carolina's bill would allow the store to keep selling beer and wine without approval by voters in North Carolina's Gaston County and sell gasoline with South Carolina's lower motor fuels rate until the store is sold to someone else.

These modern problems can be traced all the way back to 1735 when the king of England sent surveyors to what was then his colonies to draw a boundary between the Carolinas with explicit instructions.

The surveyors used poles and measured chains, determining what direction to head from the sun and stars, doing math in their heads, and putting hatchet blows on trees to mark the boundary. Over time, those trees disappeared and future surveyors might not get the line in the exact place.

The states agreed 20 years ago to redraw the 335-mile North Carolina-South Carolina border from the mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. To alter the border in any way from those 1735 instructions would require an act of Congress.

Copyright Associated Press / NBC Bay Area

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<![CDATA[Double Dose of Playoff Fever With Sharks, Warriors]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 01:06:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/sharks-fans1.jpg

The entire Bay Area is abuzz with the prospect of having two local sports franchises playing for championships.

And both teams will be in action Monday night: the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

After the Warriors ended their 40-year title drought last season, the Sharks ended a 25-year wait to get to their first-ever final series. Some hockey fans can hardly contain their excitement.

"It's been fantastic," said Robert Hinds, of San Jose. "I've been waiting a long time for this, and I've been a season ticketholder for 14 years, so it's very exciting to see it finally happen."

Many fans at Stanley's sports bar at Sharks Ice in San Jose on Sunday were toasting to the Sharks' first shot at the coveted NHL trophy and to the Warriors' possible return to the NBA Finals for a championship repeat.

"I'll be right here watching both games," said Jim Fletcher, of Pleasanton.

The Sharks face off at 5 p.m. in Pittsburgh (on NBC Bay Area). The Warriors tip off at 6 p.m. on their home court at Oracle Arena in Oakland.

"For 25 years, I've waited for the Sharks to do this, and the Warriors, they spoke for themselves last night," Fletcher said. "This is all super good stuff."

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<![CDATA[Search for Missing Vallejo Teen Called Off; Family Holds Vigil]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 23:34:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0527-2016-PearlPinson.jpg Family and friends of Pearl Pinson gathered Sunday evening in Vallejo to hold a vigil for the 15-year-old who was kidnapped last week and has been missing since. Christie Smith report.]]> <![CDATA[Third Arrest Made in Novato Shooting: Sheriff]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 22:32:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/novato1.jpg

A 20-year-old man was arrested Sunday in connection with a fatal shooting in Novato last week, according to a tweet from the Marin County Sheriff's Office.

Elmer Fernando Machado-Rivera, of San Rafael, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy after the fact in the homicide case stemming from the shooting death of Novato High School student Edwin Josue Ramirez Guerra, 17, of San Rafael. Another student also was shot and stabbed in the incident but survived.

Law enforcement agencies conducted two raids at two homes in the Novato area on Thursday and arrested two suspects, both minors, who reportedly were classmates of the victim. In the hunt for a third suspect, another home was searched Saturday, but no details were provided.

Sheriff's officials did not provide any further information about Sunday's arrest, except to say that detectives are still in pursuit of a third suspect in the shooting.

Novato High School canceled classes the day after the shooting and had a scheduled closure Friday. It will resume classes on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Veterans Rally to Clean Mural]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 21:23:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/vets-mural-052916.JPG

Word of a vandalized Vietnam memorial in Venice, California, inspired veterans - some as far as Arizona - to clean up the spray-painted mess ahead of Memorial Day on Sunday. 

Instead of spending Memorial Day weekend soaking up the sun and getting much-deserved pats on the back, scores of veterans spent their time in Venice working to clean the defaced mural. 

Word spread of the vandalized memorial all the way to Arizona, inspiring Kelly Townsend, a Navy vet, to pack up her kids and make the drive to LA from Phoenix.

"I was reading about it this morning. It upset me," Townsend said.

Not long after media reports came out that a mural at Pacific Avenue near Sunset Court was covered in silver graffiti, volunteers showed up Sunday morning ready to work.

"I was so hurt by what I saw on the news this morning," Charlie Saulenas, a Purple Heart recipient and Vietnam veteran, said. "I knew that this was my job for Memorial Day."

Many expressed disbelief that someone would target the memorial that bears the names of 2,273 veterans who went missing in Vietnam.

"This is about as bad as burning an American flag, stomping on it," John Scudder, a U.S. Marine veteran, said. "Just like that flag is a symbol of freedom, this is a symbolization of names of people who gave their lives for this country."

Scudder, an 11 and a half-year Marine vet, brought his construction truck and paint remover to help organize a cleanup.

A graffiti removal team said without a protectant applied to the wall previously, removing the graffiti will also remove the names. As the volunteers worked, names began to come off.

But the volunteers said they will repaint the names — every single one of them.

"People give up their lives for our life, our way of life, and for them to just basically spit on stuff like this, it's so saddening," Esmeralda Jordan, an Air Force veteran, said.

The president of the National Veterans Foundation said he's been working for years to have this wall restored to its original glory. Floyd Meshad said he is hoping this will speed up those efforts as volunteers proved the community wants the wall there for good.

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<![CDATA[DUI Checkpoints in Bay Area for Holiday Weekend]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 20:59:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/police+car+siren.jpg

As part of Bay Area-wide driver safety campaigns over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a San Mateo County task force is conducting a DUI checkpoint in San Bruno tonight.

The checkpoint is being held west of Seventh Avenue between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Monday morning.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol impairment and checking driver's licenses.

Other DUI enforcement checkpoints will be held in Santa Clara County throughout the long weekend.

Local patrols will be out tonight checking for drunken or impaired driving in Palo Alto, Mountain View, Gilroy, Santa Clara and Milpitas.

On Saturday two checkpoints were held in Saratoga and Milpitas.

CHP officers are also upping enforcement on freeways and county roads throughout the region.

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<![CDATA[ Libertarian Party Chairman Hopeful Strips on Stage, Live TV]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 19:46:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/LibertarianConvention-AP_428138676168.jpg

A candidate for chairman for the Libertarian Party stripped his clothes on live TV before dropping out of the race on Sunday, NBC News reported. 

James Weeks was supporting the vice presidential campaign of Derrick Grayson when he took off his suit, shirt and tie and danced around, according to video of the convention broadcast by C-SPAN.

He then said, "I'm sorry; that was a dare," and said he was abandoning his own campaign for party chairman. 

The convention, which was contested, had to go to a second ballot before the Libertarians nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld as its presidential ticket.

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<![CDATA[Woman Killed, Two Others Injured in Crash]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 20:54:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/sc-fatal.jpg

One person was killed and two were injured in a collision near Levi's Stadium late Sunday afternoon, Santa Clara police said.

A woman was pronounced dead at the scene after the car she was driving was broadsided by a pickup truck at the intersection of Tasman Drive and Lick Mill Boulevard about 5:40 p.m., according to police spokesman Lt. Dan Moreno.

The woman who died was not identified. Two occupants in the pickup were taken to a hospital and expected to survive, Moreno said.

The crash ended up on VTA light-rail tracks, and trains were unable to pass. The tracks between the Great America and Baypointe stations were temporarily shut down as a safety precaution, and the VTA provided a bus bridge for passengers. It was not known when that section of the track would reopen.

The cause of the crash is unknown and under investigation.

<![CDATA[Jeb Corliss Flies Through Target on China's Great Wall]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 18:44:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/JebCorliss-GettyImages-501529908.jpg

Daredevil Jeb Corliss ripped through a target on China’s Great Wall on Sunday, NBC News reported. 

The 40-year old's stunt included skydiving from a helicopter dressed in a wingsuit. 

Corliss said he wanted to do something “safer" and was done with “death defying” stunts after flying through a 25-foot wide crevice between two cliff faces in his last feat. 

"I'm not about doing death defying stuff anymore," told NBC News. "That's not the point. What I'd much rather do is things that are safe, repeatable, but more difficult."

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<![CDATA[Memorial Day Forecast]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 18:15:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sf_kntv_2016-05-29_17_17_11_1200x675_695256131950.jpg Meteorologist Anthony Slaughter has your Memorial Day forecast, which includes very warm inland valleys with cool coastal conditions.]]>