The number of new cases in California has tripled in the past month, but as Andrea Nakano reports, there is good news on the horizon.
Space X Falcon 9 Launches 49 Starlink Satellites Into OrbitSpace X Falcon 9 launched 49 Starlink satellites into orbit, at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Tuesday night.
COVID: U.S. Website For Free Test Kits Launches During Omicron SurgeWhile there are some indications the Omicron surge has peaked, Andrea Nakano shows us the federal government's new website that makes free test kits available to everyone who needs one.
Thieves Crash Into SJ Businesses To Steal ATM Machines In Brazen Overnight Crime SpreeThieves smashed into storefronts with two vehicles in order to steal ATMs in a brazen San Jose crime spree. Maria Cid Medina talked to distraught business owners who were cleaning up the mess.
Friends, Loved Ones Gather For Vigil To Honor Michelle Go In San Francisco's ChinatownMore than 100 people gathered in San Francisco to remember the life of Michelle Go, who was killed after being shoved in front of a NY subway train. Katie Nielsen reports.
13-Year-Old Oakland Weightlifter Raises The BarSeth Evans, the Oakland weightlifter dubbed the strongest 13-year-old in America is getting stronger.
COVID: UCSF Health Expert Weighs In On Omicron SurgeCase rates in New York dropping fast thanks to high vaccionation rates. UCSF Infectious Disease expert Dr. Peter Chin Hong weighs in on the Omicron surge here in California.
Tuesday Evening Forecast With Paul HeggenNo rain in the forecast.
PIX NowKPIX 5 Evening News headlines for Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
COVID Outbreak Among San Jose Police Force Creates Issues For PatrollingDevin Fehely reports on the San Jose Police Department coping COVID outbreak among officers (1-18-2022)
Airlines Warn 5G Technology May Interfere With Flight SystemsMajor airlines and pilots warn that 5G technology could interfere with flight systems. Kiet Do explains why some airlines have suspended flights over the issue.
Locals Gather Supplies to Send to Tonga After Massive EruptionJocelyn Moran reports on Bay Area groups rallying to send crucial supplies to Tonga in the wake of volcanic eruption (1-18-2022)
Bay Area Food Banks Face COVID-19 Staffing Shortages, Urgently Seek VolunteersFood banks across the Bay Area are going through a crisis, as many drivers and warehouse workers are out due to the ongoing COVID-19 surge. Len Ramirez reports. (1/18/22)
Scarred Teen Victims Demand Los Gatos 'Sex Party Mom' Be Kept in CustodyLiz Cook reports on alleged teen victims calling on judge to deny notorious Los Gatos "sex party mom" bail (1-18-2022)
Medicare May Restrict Coverage of Alzheimer's DrugMedicare officials announced their intention to limit coverage of Aduhelm only to patients who are participating in approved clinical trials. UCSF professor of health economics in the department of clinical pharmacy, Kathryn Phillips, PhD, explains this decision, and why it may make sense
Truck Driver Shortage Fuels Big Paychecks For New HiresSupply train issues have trained a spotlight on the nationwide shortage of truck drivers. Wilson Walker reports the demand is means bigger paychecks for drivers.
Marin Water Officials May Lift Penalties For Excessive Usage After Wet Start To Rainy SeasonWater officials in Marin County may lift penalties for residents who use too much water, now that the supply is looking better following a wet start to the rainy season. Kenny Choi reports. (1/18/22)
Thieves Drive Vehicles Into San Jose Businesses to Steal ATMs During Crime SpreeAllen Martin reports on thieves hitting six separate San Jose businesses overnight to steal ATMs (1-18-2022)
Hayward Students Return to Class After Week of Remote Learning Due to COVIDMax Darrow reports on some parents remaining apprehensive about COVID safety as students return to school in Hayward (1-18-2022)
PIX NowTuesday noon news update from KPIX 5
Democratic Party Pushes for Voting Rights Reform LegislationAnne Makovec reports on proposed voting rights legislation being debated on Capitol Hill (1-18-2022)
Oakland Unified Faces Latest Student Protests Over Omicron Safety ConcernsJustin Andrews reports on continuing student and teacher sickouts to protest Oakland Unified COVID safety measures (1-18-2022)
Feds Launch Website Distributing Free At-Home COVID Testing KitsLen Kiese reports on the early beta launch of a federal government website where you can sign up for free at-home COVID test kits (1-18-2022)
Talking Tsunami: USGS Scientist on Tonga Volcano EruptionKPIX 5's Brian Hackney spoke with USGS volcanologist Wendy Stovall about the unusual submarine volcanic eruption near Tonga that sent tsunami waves across the Pacific. (1-15-22)
Tuesday Morning Weather Forecast with Darren Peck1/18/21