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>> the hunt continues for a man who attempted murder on an officer yesterday. i'm theresa garcia live in fremont this morning. that officer who radioed for help for himself is recovering. we'll let you know more about this situation up ahead. >> breaking news from fresno. police think they caught the man wanted for abducting an eight-year-old girl in that fresno area. her fate is still unknown. >> here's a live look at the bay from downtown san francisco. all is pretty quiet this morning but we have some unsettled weather in the form of showers and thunderstorms today and tomorrow. i'll give you my best guess where those will happen. >> good morning, everyone. it is tuesday morning. it's 5:00. i'm jenelle wang in for eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. as you heard, breaking news in traffic.
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big problems for drivers in alameda county. >> a major accident has closed the webster street tube. let's check with frances dinglasan for more. >> police pulled over somebody for a traffic stop. this happened around 12:30 early this morning. and then that driver, the suspect, fled and went the wrong way down the webster street tube. so he was heading towards oakland. he crashed into a driver in the correct direction heading through the area. that driver was taken to the hospital so the webster street tube will be closed until about 6:30. you may want to consider alternates such as the park street or fruitdale avenue bridge just to get around that mess until that time. in the meantime, terry mcsweeney has arrived at the scene and has the latest information for us. terry? >> broadway and oakland and this is the entrance to the webster tube. this connects oakland with alameda and it has been closed
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since about 12:30. here is a van. we've seen this all morning long. we see the airport shuttle bus going up to the tube unable to go through. about midnight, as frances was saying, there was a car stop on the alameda side. the car took off. alameda police say they did not pursue. and the car went the wrong way through the webster tube, slammed into another car going the correct way. as it happens in a surprising number of these cases, the person going the right way doing nothing wrong was the one severely injured and the one going the wrong way got out of the car and took off. that person we are told has been arrested. the latest estimate we have on the reopening of the webster tube is 6:30 this morning as they deal with the crime scene down in the middle of it. in the meantime there are four ways around it. frances is going to have more on that in a little bit. but just to let you know, fifth and broadway, if you're thinking about going into the webster
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tube, it's closed until 6:30 this morning. we have an injury accident, someone severely injured in that tube, someone going the right way slammed into by someone going the wrong way. live in oakland, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> good alternates for us, terry. we'll be checking back with you as well. fremont police are looking for the van driver who rammed and injured a motorcycle officer. the man remains on the loose after a massive manhunt that stopped bart trains during rush hour. theresa garcia is live at fremont police department with the latest. theresa? >> well, this morning fremont police say their injured officer is recovering after surgery on a broken leg. he is lucky, they say, after being hit, dragged, and pinned under a stolen van. and the hunt continues for the driver who did this. now, investigators are saying that the suspect driving the stolen van accelerated toward the officer and hit him, pushing him across two lanes of traffic. this happened monday morning near the intersection of warm springs and mission boulevard. the 43-year-old veteran officer
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was alert enough to radio for help for himself. then it took rescue workers 15 minutes to extricate him from the wreckage. the suspect ran from the crash to an office complex. the officers say it looks intentional. >> it was a forceful push all the way. it was not just -- he was like being scraped. and there was like -- the motorcycle was scraping the pavement. >> fremont police along with half a dozen other agencies spent all day searching for the suspect of the stolen van, even cord donning off an area and searching all the traffic passing through. one point officers thought they cornered him at the south hayward bart station during rush hour but it turned out to be someone who knows him. that person was taken into custody. the suspect is described as a hispanic male, 25 to 30 years old, about 6 feet tall with a medium build. he was last wearing a reddish sweatshirt and blue jeans and a
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dark blue or black baseball cap. the investigators are handling this case as an attempted murder on the motorcycle officer and they are asking anyone who has any information who please contact fremont police, theresa garcia, abc 7 news. >> thanks so much, theresa. and we continue following breaking news on a statewide amber alert. we learned within the past few hours authorities detained a man following a chase in fresno county. but they're still trying to find an eight-year-old kidnapped last night. 60 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. she was wearing a light purple winnie the pooh sweater and p blue jeans when she was kidnapped from her home at 8:30. we will bring you the latest updates on air and online at >> san jose police say a man wanted for stabbing an acquaintance and kidnapping his 18-year-old girlfriend is in custody this morning. 28-year-old brian adron surrendered to police last
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night. police say the 18-year-old woman was with him and appeared unharmed. they say he disappeared with her sunday morning after he went to her house and stabbed the man she was with. that man is expected to recover. >> a san francisco supervisor has introduced a measure urging nail salons to get rid of these toxic chemicals they use in favor of a greener alternative. nail polish removers are a public health hazard. they can cause cancer, dizziness and are considered harmful to pregnant women. it would not force salons to switch to non-toxic products but rather say program that would acknowledge those salon that is are chemical-free. customers say it's a good idea. >> in the other salons when they're sitting there with mask on, you gotta wonder how healthy it is for them as well as for clients. >> only a handful of the nearly 200 nail salons use the more expensive nontoxic products. a board of supervisors is expected to vote on the proposed
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ordinance next tuesday. >> two of u.c. berkeley's 35 fraternity houses have settled a lawsuit from a berkeley man saying he hasn't had a good night's sleep in ten years. owners of the omega fraternity on 8th street are going to keep the noise down and clean up litter. if they don't, they could appoint a director to oversee them. they plan to fight the lawsuit filed by paul gycel. >> a little noisy over san francisco but i welcome this noise because the blue angels are in the bay area and began rehearsals already for fleet week. they roared into sfo yesterday. the angels are set to begin rehearsing on thursday. many of the pilots have completed the navy's top gun program. they can reach speeds to mauk 2.
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>> the pressure's on once again for mike between that and the giants game to see how the weather's going to be. >> hopefully it's clear. let's check with mike nicco. hey, mike. >> yeah, i really think we're going to get out of this unsettled pattern starting thursday. and friday, saturday and sunday could be the nicest days in the seven-day forecast. this morning stepping out, mainly clear, a few left over clouds. temperatures holding in the 40s around napa and also half moon bay with low 50s santa rosa, novato to menlo park, livermore and los gatos. mid-50s until you get to antioch, about 64 degrees. let's break down this afternoon. you see the green on the ground east of san jose and also the santa clara valley. some of the higher elevations there and south of livermore. that's where i think the concentrated area of scattered showers will be. for the rest of us partly cloudy to partly sunny. increase in clouds during the afternoon. may hit the upper 70s santa rosa
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and low to mid-60s from half moon bay to san francisco and upper 60s san mateo and richmond. you can see that line of showers stretching all the way down just to the east of hollister. temperatures in the valley the low to mid-70s. over around the bay mid-60s to near 70 degrees. accu-weath accu-weather 7-day forecast, a better chance of showers across the bay tomorrow and it tapers on thursday and temperatures about 10 degrees warmer but sunday. frances, good morning. >> good morning, everyone. webster street closed until about 6:30. you heard terry mcsweeney with the details and he'll bring us another report soon. if you're leaving oakland trying to get into alameda, you may want to consider the park street fruitdale avenue or high street bridges as a detour just to get around it. the posey tube is open so if you're leaving alameda you're totally fine. but this is all due to a wrong-way driver who is now in custody. another hot spot in hayward. this is a serious accident on a. street right at 880. so it's on the streets of
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hayward, not on the freeway. traffic on the freeway is open but if you're leaving hayward, consider winton and we'll show you real quickly a live show. so at least everywhere else right now it's pretty quiet and looking good across the san mateo bridge. jenelle, kristen. >> thanks, frances. time now 5:10. >> still ahead on morning news, the government makes major changes to crash tests it uses to determine how safe the cars you drive are. >> also the lawsuit that threatens to derail california's plan for a high-speed rail system. >> and an octopus arrives in san francisco bay. this one, you really want to wrap your arms around.
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the money back. what kind of person would be involved in deals a fellow republican congressman called corrupt? and in her last year at ebay, whitman paid herself $120 million right before the company laid off 10% of it's workers. we're choosing a governor, shouldn't character matter? >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. welcome back. our time 5:13. the obama administration is unveiling tougher new crash ratings later this morning for 34 new cars and vehicles. the stricter program will include new injury criteria and impact roll test or pole test that simulates wrapping a vehicle around a tree. the new tests also include using a female dummy for the very first time. the result expected to show vehicle models with grades falling by one star with few models getting a five-star
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overall rating. auto makers are worried the tougher tests and lower results could hinder auto sales. several bay area cities have joined a lawsuit challenging the environmental impact report for california's high-speed rail project. palo alto, menlo park are among the plaintiffs. they're questioning high-speed rail ridership and revenue forecasts. they say those forecasts are misrepresented and invalid. higher ridership would require more trains per hour and that in turn would have a greater impact on communities and the environment. the california high-speed rail authority is responsible for planning the system. >> if you're worried the jewelry you're wearing contains lead, two free screenings in the bay area this week. follows an investigation by california watch which shows state regulators issued five violations to national retailer for selling jewelry containing harmful levels of lead. the screenings will take place tomorrow in oakland and sunday in richmond.
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for details log on to our website, california watch is a project for a center for investigative reporting. >> there's an enormous octopus in the bay this morning. doesn't have eight arms but it does have two helicopters and two submarines. this is the world's 9th largest yacht at 414 feet in length. it belongs to microsoft cofounder paul allen. the yacht is docked at treasury island. it's not allen's only megayacht. he has another which is also among the world's 100 largest yachts. >> do they have a helicopter landing pad? >> he doesn't need all those. he can loan us one. >> yeah, we need one. to cover the blue angels! >> yeah, exactly! >> i'm sure he's giving out invitations right now. >> yeah! . a lot going on this week, mike. >> and weather not a factor other than getting sun burned if
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you're not careful. not the case today and tomorrow. beautiful picture from our roof cam, the crested moon hanging over the bay. the bridge this morning. absolutely gorgeous. nice job. let's talk about some temperatures. they haven't changed much since last hour. most of us still low to mid-50s. antioch in the 60s and half moon bay in the 40s. around the monterey bay, we still have low 50s. as you head inland, upper 40s gilroy to about 53 salinas. so isolated mountain showers today. for the rest of us we'll see an increase in clouds as the afternoon unfolds. best chance of showers for the rest of us tomorrow, and then we'll see increasing sunshine and a warming trend that will begin on thursday just in time for the nlds and as we get into the weekend. a look at the area of low pressure. you can see it spinning, the counterclockwise flow there bringing all that moisture into the sierra, all the snow they had above 8,000 feet.
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winter storm warning until 11:00 this morning. flooding has subsided but the showers when they return today we could have potential for that. let's bring it over back home. you can see the best chance of showers today along our higher elevations just east of the santa clara valley. and you can see just in the higher elevations salinas and also monterey. tonight things quiet a little during the evening hours but watch during the overnight hours for another chunk of energy to break off this low. could bring showers to the north bay. today's forecast this afternoon, low 70s in the south bay with san jose and los gatos, some of the warmest spots 72 degrees. peninsula upper 60s to near 70 degrees. on the other side of your mountains, around 60 degrees along the coast. downtown and south san francisco mid-60s. 67 sausalito, low to mid-70s at your beaches in the north bay with mid to upper 70s in your valleys. east bay shore partly cloudy. upper 60s to low 70s for you. and warmer. we're stuck in the low to mid-60s in the east bay valleys. we should be the low to mid-70s
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today compared to yesterday. have those same morgan hill, gilroy, hollister, santa cruz 70. the rest inland mid to upper 60s. you see that swath of moisture moving across the north bay with 49 santa rosa, 49 cloverdale. the rest of us low to mid-50s its your 7-day forecast forecast, as temperatures warm they should cool with the increase in clouds and chance of showers tomorrow. rebound slightly thursday and increase in sunshine. look for the warmest days to fit right into the weekend saturday and sunday. good morning, frances. >> good morning, mike. well, we're back to the webster street tube where it's closed right now due to a wrong-way driver who fled from alameda p. d. and crashed into a driver going the correct direction. major injuries reported. that driver was taken to the hospital but it looks like it's going to be closed until 6:30 this morning for those of you leaving oakland heading to alameda. you need to consider alternates such as the park street bridge,
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the fruitdale avenue bridge or possibly high street this morning. also a new crash just came in heading towards fairfield. northbound 680 at eastbound 80. apparently the left lane is blocked. one of the cars may be facing the wrong way. also we have another injury accident in hayward. this is on a. street right underneath 880. so a. street is closed. you may want to consider winton if you're trying to get on to the nimitz this morning. get the latest traffic information by going to our website, the place to go. just click on the bay area traffic link. jenelle, kristen. >> thanks a lot. it's 5:19. >> bid by health insurers to reverse unfriendly provisions of the healthcare reform law. >> also coming up, a surprising audit finds millions of welfare dollars spent on cruise ships and casinos and vacation hot spots. >> and the new hope that 33 miners trapped thousands of feet
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the schwarzenegger administration is ordering the department of social services to cut off welfare debit card use by casinos and cruise ships. recipients spent $59 million of their benefits out of state including casinos, upscale shopping centers in hawaii and cruise ships. it was based on figures from the california department of social services between january 2007 and may 2010. welfare advocates say there's no evidence this money was used in a fraudulent way but taxpayer watchdogs say some of the findings are outrageous. >> if we have money to waste to give to welfare recipients to spend in las vegas casinos, then clearly we have too much money in the system. and we need to fix it.
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>> less than 1% of all the money withdrawn from casinos out of state. this is making a mountain out of a mole hill. >> like he just said, the investigation showsú1g out-of-se spending amounted to less than 1% of the nearly $11 billion spent by welfare recipients over three years. >> early voting is underway in california. voting actually started yesterday in every county across the state. more than of half of california voters will cast ballots before election day. registered voters can also request and send back a vote by mail ballot. for information where you can cast an early ballot, just go to our website, >> the insurance industry is pouring money into the republican campaign hoping that would help them win november's midterm elections and ultimately control of the house. insurance companies are hoping the republicans would scale back the regulations in president obama's new healthcare. certain aspects prohibit
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insurance denying coverage for change and cancelling policies for customers that become ill. five of the largest carriers have given three times more money to the republicans and democrats. >> for the encouraging news for chilean miners trapped underground for two months, the president says his government is very close pulling the men to safety hopefully before he leaves on a trip to europe. this means the miners could see sunlight again in as early as ten days. originally they were saying the rescue operation would take until christmas. three drilling operations are pounding escape shafts between a half mile of rock blocking the exit. yesterday they sent 33 mini cakes down to celebrate one miner's birthday. >> we continue to follow developing news in the east bay where an accident closed the tube leading from alameda to oakland. frances dinglasan will have the latest on traffic conditions. >> following major overnight developments in a stranger
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abduction in the central valley. >> the hunt for the person who intentionally ran down a fremont police officer continues. >> we still have some 80 degree temperatures. let's take you to denver today at 82, phoenix 87, otherwise fall-like conditions and we have some unsettled weather that's creating new delay. departure delays, philly and laguardia flight arrival delays and severe weather possible around phoenix this afternoon.
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all right. the webster street tube is closed due to a head-on collision from a wrong-way driver. more details coming up. >> a fremont police officer is recovering it morning after being pinned under the wreckage
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from a stolen van. why the suspect did this is unclear but more ahead. >> this morning a former nanny for republican gubernatorial candidate meg whitman comes forward to say she believes the allegations being made by whitman's one-time housekeeper. >> children's fast food meals in san francisco passes a hurdle of board of supervisors committee recommending the full board approve the measure. >> good morning, everyone. i'm jenelle wang. it's 5:30. how can you doing this morning? thanks for joining us. >> i'm kristen sze. we have big problems beginning with major traffic issues that frances has been following the past hour at the webster tube in alameda. >> hi, frances. >> hi, jenelle. this happened shortly after midnight where someone was pulled over during a traffic stop. the driver fled, went the wrong way down webster tube and crashed into a driver leaving oakland heading in the correct direction. so that driver was taken to a
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hospital suffering major injuries. investigation continues because the suspect, the original suspect fled on foot. they did take him into custody but as they investigate this crash, they have the webster street tube closed until 6:30 this morning. for folks trying to get out of oakland into oakland, you may want to consider fruitdale avenue or the bridge as an alternate. >> thanks, frances. time now 5:31. the manhunt is still on this morning for a man accused of running down a fremont motorcycle police officer on purpose. if found, authorities plan to charge the man with attempted murder. theresa garcia is live in fremont with more on this search. hi, theresa. >> good morning. you know, this morning the fremont police department says that officer is recovering in the hospital after surgery on a broken leg. now, until they can find the suspect, it is still unclear what prompted him to plow the van into the officer and pin him
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under the wreckage against a streetlight. this morning the search does continue for him. investigators say the suspect driving the stolen van accelerated toward the motorcycle officer and hit him pushing him across two lanes of traffic. this happened monday morning near the intersection of warm springs and mission boulevard. the veteran motorcycle officer was alert enough to radio for help for himself, then it took rescue workers 15 minutes to extricate him from the wreckage. the suspect ran from the crash into an office complex. the witness says it looks intentional. >> he was like being scraped. and it was like -- the motorcycle was scraping the pavement. >> then i saw this guy trapped. >> but we definitely believe that this just wasn't a traffic accident, okay? when i say intentional act, the officer was intentionally struck. >> fremont police along with a half dozen other agencies spent all day searching for the suspect with the stolen van, even cordoning off the area.
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they thought they cornered him at the bart station during rush hour but it turned out to be someone who knows him. that person was taken into custody. investigators are handling this case as an attempted murder of an officer and they're asking anyone who has information to please contact fremont police. live in fremont, theresa garcia, abc 7 news. >> theresa, thanks a lot. developing news on a statewide amber alert. in the past two hours, a man detained following a chase in fresno county. but they're still trying to find the eight-year-old girl kidnapped last night. she's 4 feet tall, 60 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes. she was wearing a light purple winnie the pooh sweater and blue jeans when she was kidnapped from her home last night at 8:30. we are following developments and will bring you the latest updates on air and online at >> we now have a sketch of the man authorities say tried to rape a woman at a walnut creek apartment complex.
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this is the man wanted in saturday's attack. we're going to show you the sketch. at the park regency complex. he's white, 5-8 with brown hair and facial hair. he was wearing jeans and t-shirt and black baseball cap saturday night. it was the fifth attack since june at this apartment complex. 22-year-old antonio wooten of berk has been charged with the attack. >> crime stoppers is offering up to $10,000 for information on who shot leslie ramirez. police believe the shooting was gang-related. leslie is recovering. >> san francisco supervisors gave preliminary approval to a law that would ban fast food
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restaurants from including ties with children's meals unless they meet certain conditions. they're expected to vote on it in two weeks. it would allow mcdonald's and other restaurants to include toys and meals if those meals also have a half cup each of fruits and vegetables. the meals must also be limited in their amounts of sugar, sodium and fat. santa clara county supervisors adopted a similar law in april that banned all fast food freebies. >> a woman who previously worked as a nanny for meg whitman says she believes a story of a housekeeper that went public last week admitting she was in the country illegally. nikki says she was fired when she asked for help to become a legal resident. jill armstrong of mountainview tells the san francisco chronicle she quit after just two months because she was having trouble getting paid what
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she claims she was owed. she says whitman was cheap and viewed domestic help as disposable even though armstrong was helping to raise whitman's two sons. >> the time now 5:36. looks like another nice day. not as windy hopefully. >> not like yesterday afternoon, those winters were really blowing. >> not as windy. that's one thing. a little more sunshine today. both combine to bring us some warmer weather. we have a chance of a scattered shower just like yesterday. everybody on the plus side. we'll start in oakland. one degree warmer today and san francisco 2 degrees warmer. redwood city and santa rosa 3 degrees warmer. concord 5 and san jose, that should be actually 9 degrees warmer than yesterday. you can see where the green is south of livermore, east of san jose. the higher elevations around mount hamilton. that's why i think the best chance of a scattered shower is today. low to mid-70s most
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neighborhoods. the exception santa rosa 78. richmond, san francisco, san mateo mid to upper 60s and along the coast right around 60 degrees. that chance of a shower will linger all the way down to either hollister, gilroy and also morgan hill. in the valley, low to mid-70s, santa cruz 70 and mid to upper 60s from monterey bay, watson vil and salinas. a better chance of a scattered shower in most of our neighborhoods and cooler conditions tomorrow. relatively cool on thursday but increasing sunshine and drier weather. the warmest weather will hit with sunshine saturday and sunday right off the weekend. a tough commute so far. frances with details. >> mike, we now have live pictures from this head-on collision in the webster street tube right on alameda side. this is from terry mcsweeney's shot. he'll bring us another live report. but it all started when the driver went the wrong way down the webster street tube and crashed into another car. that driver was taken to the hospital with major injuries. and the driver who have's going
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the wrong way fled on foot and was caught by police, is now in custody. but in the meantime webster street tube closed until about 6:30. so park street or fruitdale avenue an alternate in the meantime. and also a new crash reported westbound 80, the carquinez bridge. apparently the left lanes are blocked but chp is already there so they're going to clear this quickly. also northbound 680 at eastbound 80. an accident also being cleared right now near the connector ramp. jenelle, kristen. >> thanks so much, frances. the time now 5:38. >> still ahead, a bay area high school mourns the death of a promising art student. >> johannes mehserle asks for a new trial. the evidence that changes the former bart officer's conviction of involuntary manslaughter. sapphire preferred
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. welcome back. 5:41 now. johannes mehserle wants a new trial. his lawyer has filed a 134-page request arguing for joioverturn the manslaughter verdict. a los angeles jury convicted him in the fatal shooting of unarmed
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passenger oscar grant on new year's day 2009. he said he meant to taz grant but accidentally fired his gun instead. prosecutors told jurors such an incident had never happened before. mehserle's attorney said he learned about a similar case in kentucky. that incident the officer was never put on trial. mehserle is scheduled to be sentenced on november 5th. >> grief counselors are on hand at a san francisco charter school following the death of a student on an on-campus accident. he was an aspiring artist who helped teach art to children at sunnyside elementary. he participated in a non-profit. >> he worked with the kids laying tile, working with clay, working with art materials, doing linoleum cuts. and he was so good at it that over the summer when i was working with teenagers on a six-story at 170 otis street, he
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worked with me there. >> sam died thursday after hitting his head on campus. officials at city arts and technology high school have not yet disclosed the details that led to his death. >> california will probably have to start paying its bills with iou's. governor schwarzenegger and the state's top two democrats and republicans reached an agreement, a budget deal, on friday but the full legislature isn't expected to vote on it until thursday. if lawmakers fail to approve it, the controller will have ten days to give public notice of his intention to issue io you's. california owes $8.4 billion to several thousand vendors it hasn't paid in months. >> 5:43. google gets set to fire up google tv. the bloomberg business report straight ahead. >> what the america's cup could mean for the san francisco economy and why one lawmaker is warning about hidden costs. >> also how to find out what
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welcome back. 5:47 on the dot. time for your california forecast. thought we'd start with live doppler 7 hd, color-coded to show you where the snow is still falling in the sierra. in fact, we still have a winter storm warning for southern sierra until 11:00 this morning, about 8500 feet. tahoe, a winter weather advisory until 11:00. snow could drop to 7500 feet. let's take a look at temperatures elsewhere. big sur 63. much drier than yesterday with upper 60s to low 70s with sunshine around palm springs and eureka a little sunshine, 63. same thing with chico at 81. here's jenelle with more news. >> want to tell you about a major traffic problem at the webster street tube in alameda. could be shut down for a while. terry mcsweeney is live on scene. terry, what can you tell us? >> well, the webster tube is a
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one-way tube connecting oakland to alameda. i am on the alameda side of it. traffic is supposed to come this way from oakland to alameda. but that silver chevrolet traverse that you see behind me with the alameda police crime technician taking a look at it was going the wrong way around midnight tonight. it was after a police stop. and then the vehicle takes off. two men in the front seat, two women in the black. gets in a head on on crash with a gold toyota corolla, slams into the back of that black toyota. the two men inside that silver vehicle run. they are apprehended. the person inside the black toyota corolla is in very bad shape, taken to the hospital. and the driver of the gold toyota corolla also taken to the hospital. so we've got two people in the hospital, one in especially bad shape. the driver of that black toyota corolla who was doing absolutely
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nothing wrong, driving the correct way coming out of the webster tube, and that silver chevrolet traverse heading the wrong way into it, not quite getting to the tube. as you can see, investigators still on the scene out here. the tube is closed and expected to stay closed until about 6:30 this morning. we'll keep you posted. live in alameda, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thanks a lot. it's 5:49. pg&e customers have a new way to find out if they're close to a major gas pipeline. the utility says you can create a free online county that will give you access to a basic map of gas pipelines in a two-mile radius around your home. the map has less details than what's been shown to city officials. the digital maps are in response to last month's fatal san bruno explosion. pg&e has been under pressure to provide more information about the location of its pipelines. for more on the neighborhood maps, go to our website >> major league baseball is close to recommending a new stadium site for the oakland
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a's. a's general manager billy bean didn't give details on the site but said the league's recommendations will come out sooner than later. baseball commissioner bud see ling appointed a committee for stadium sites. san jose, fremont and the oakland waterfront are three potential sites. >> tickets for the giants' division playoff series beginning thursday night are r lfr -- already sold out. but you have a chance to buy tickets for the national league should they advance. these tickets go on sale 3 p.m. today. only available at ticket prices range from 40 to $160 each. the giants play for the national league championship october 16th should they advance against the atlanta braves. what is this should they business? >> i know. should have, would of, should
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have, could have! >> they'll advance. they'll be in the world series long johns? >> how's it going out there? >> quiet compared to yet. let's take a look at sfo. by this time yesterday we were talking about flight arrival delays because of those gusty 40 mph winds. it's much calmer there and the skies are clear. so hopefully going to get in an uneventful morning for all of our airports. let's take a look at those temperatures. they continue to tumble since it is clear and a little calmer. in the 40s half moon bay, napa and santa rosa. antioch 62 with the rest of us in the 50s. dress for 50 degree temperatures. santa cruz, watsonville, monterey. gilroy 49. the isolated mountain shower today, a better chance of showers for all of us tomorrow and the increasing sunshine and the warmth that begins thursday and peaks on saturday and sunday. here's a look what happened while you were sleeping.
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the area of low pressure now backing its way towards us and bringing all that unsettled weather with it. that's why i think we'll see mountain tops get some scattered showers today. most of the wet weather still confined to the sierra. the afternoon you can see it kind of breaks off and heads towards us, up just east of the santa clara valley and just south of livermore. during the overnight hours, looks like we'll have another chance of wet weather, mainly across the north bay and scattered showers developing during the morning and afternoon hours for the rest of us. the key is they'll be scattered but tomorrow they could be stronger and contain some thunder, maybe even small hail. for today though we'll see sunshine unlike we did most of the day in the east bay valleys. that's why temperatures are back into the low to mid-70s. east bay shore, upper 60s to low 70s with a partly cloudy sky. partly sunny in the south bay, a little more sunshine than yesterday. temperatures in the low 70s. on the peninsula go with a partly cloudy sky and upper 60s
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to near 70 degrees. lots of sunshine along the coast today but temperatures around 60 to 61 degrees. downtown south san francisco and sausalito, mid to upper 60s with low to mid-60s at your beaches in the north bay. mid to upper 70s at your valleys and monterey bay, mid-60s from monterey and carmel. low to mid-70s from santa cruz to morgan hill, gilroy and hollister. again, the showers mainly hanging out to your east. tonight you can see that swath of moisture across the north bay. still think 49 cloverdale and santa rosa with low to mid-50s and more clouds for the rest of us tomorrow morning. your accu-weather seven-day forecast, temperatures cooler with increasing clouds and that threat of a shower or thunderstorm. thursday drier but the temperatures still pretty cool. it's friday. especially saturday, sunday we see the dominance of sunshine. actually a little warmer than average weather away from the coast. hope you have a great tuesday. here's frances, busy morning. >> very busy. there have been quite a few accidents this early morning.
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you saw those live pictures early from terry mcsweeney on the alameda side of the webster street tube where they had the wrong-way driver with head on collisions and serious injury. webster tube closed. you may want to consider fruitdale avenue as an alternate. one of the accidents in san bruno eastbound 380 to south 101 has just been cleared. 101 looking good at this point. so is 280 and 380. we'll go outside and show you a live camera shot, 680 in walnut creek. here traffic is fine. eastbound 80 has been cleared as well as the one on the carquinez bridge, as well as the other one in hayward. those accidents cleared but you can always find out if new ones come up by going to our website, just click on the bay area traffic link. jenelle, kristen. >> thanks, frances. time now 5:54. >> google gets ready to hand you the remote control for its new
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tv system. and allstate says toyota needs to pay up. here's jane king with this morning's "moneyscope" report. >> good morning. another headache for toyota. the insurance company allstate is suing the auto maker saying it paid $3 million for accidents for unintended acceleration for vehicles. while toyota continues to figure out what caused the problem that landed that's massive recalls, says it hasn't found throttle controls are the cause. another remote to add to the collection. google plans to unveil tv service with content hbo, nbc, netflix and twitter. dish networks plans to have the service as well. speaking of twitter, the new ceo expected to be more focussed on agreeing sales. that means watch for more ads and other companies. spanish language broadcasters are burying the hatchet.
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giving unionvision more than a billion dollars. >> the san francisco board of supervisors set to consider proposal to bring america's cup race to the city in 2013. a supervisor's committee approved the plan yesterday. the city would raise at least $270 million in private funds to shore up crumbling pier 30. it would create 9,000 jobs. only one supervisor criticize the plan. >> with existing tenants, existing revenues that the city will lose, and then costs. the city will bear in terms of dredging. >> we are breaking out with the potential, talking about the new industry. and with that kind of industry, the prospect of maybe a maritime
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industry. >> oracle ceo larry ellison and his team won the cup earlier this year and will help pay infrastructure costs in exchange for development rights on the peers. the host city for the 2013 race will be announced at the end of the year. >> time now 5:57. just ahead at 6 a.m. where is she? an eight-year-old girl is kidnapped by a stranger. we've got the latest on the statewide amber alert and the pleas coming from her mother. >> a big change to one of the oldest rating systems in america. what you
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