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you can make it in just 14 minutes. mmmh, orange chicken. great. i didn't feel like going out anyway. [ male announcer ] wanchai ferry. restaurant quality chinese in your grocer's freezer. >> alan: good evening everyone. investigators are trying to figure out how a napa state hospital patient, dechained insane, managed to kill a psychiatric tech next there today. we're live in napa where security issues are being raised. >> reporter: this the victim is a 54-year-old woman from concord, her name is donna gross, the suspect, jess massem the hospital is not saying much about what happened last night, just the bare facts. people who work inside the
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hospital have a lot to say. we had to disguise their identities. >> how scared are you? >> it's a ten, 11, 15 like yesterday. >> that is a long-time nurse from napa state mental hospital, talking about the murder of donna gross, a staff member, by a patient. staff tell abc-7 the victim went to lunch yesterday afternoon and was found dead two hours later. >> i heard she had been stabbed several times. >> reporter: what most saddens and frightens staff is this has been a long time come can. they have filed complaints about patients classified as violent inmates and they are worried about the lack of security for patients who walk around freely, and patients judged to be criminally ill who do not have to worry about consequences.
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>> people that were strangled, people were cornered alone in patients rooms, assaulted for no apparent reason. >> where's the police? >> they're not on unit. >> i was actually surprised to see the sheriffs coming through the gate. it's like real police officers that are going to at least investigate. >> reporter: when abc-7 asked for access to public areas of the property, they're saying police officers threatened to arrest us. the nurse tells us that police and hospital management knew about a threat against staff, but they were not warned about it. they say why not? we have more on this at 6:00. reporting from napa, abc-7 news. >> alan: the power has been knocked out for more than 14,000
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customers in west oakland. that outage started around 2:00 and was centered near a pg&e substation. residents heard a boom and saw a flash. b.a.r.t. had to shut down it's 12th street station. there's no estimate when power will be restored. the first big rain of the season is creating problems around the bay area in the north bay, there's a foot of standing water on highway 115. and in this huge oak tree came crashing down into a house this morning. all four adults in the house at the time are fine. >> at first i thought it was a really long thunder. >> yeah. >> like a really long, loud thunder, and then it sounded like an earthquake. >> alan: on the peninsula, pg&e crews worked to fix a downed powerline that cot caught in trees in san mateo.
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this is traffic on el massachusetts camino real today. a good reminder to slow down in this rainy weather and pay attention. the weather is causing two to three hour delays at san francisco international airport. the delays are affecting incoming and outgoing flights. let's go to leigh glasser and some month -- monsoon like conditions. >> leigh: you're exactly right. we told you we would have winds and rain. the winds are dying down a little bit. you can get a sense from the live doppler 7 hd that things are starting to push on out of the area. we take you up towards the north pavement still -- north bay. the east bay starting to dry out a little bit. the livermore valley still seeing some rain there, and san jose, down towards morgan hill
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and gilroy, some rain. folks, this was a soaker. st. helena, five inches of rain, two in mill valley, san francisco and oakland, close to an inch. we will look at the forecast coming up. >> alan: this wet weather delayed the triumphant return of the san francisco giants this afternoon. the arrived at at&t park just about 15 minutes ago. there's matt cain, freddie sanchez. they won the national league championship and a berth in the world series. we're live at at at&t park where 150 hard-core fans are greeting the giants in the power -- pouring rain. >> there's about 250 standing out here, and for the last 15 minutes they have been going crazy.
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posey, bumgarner, cain, and uribe greeting the fans personally. and everybody was having a terrific time. and they arrived here about 5 -- 15 minutes ago, and the celebrations are going on, in the celebration of a game that ended last night that none of this fans are soon to forget. >> yeah! >> since last nights' win, giants fans have been celebrating the national league champs. the celebration is nowhere near over. fans braved the wins at at&t park to welcome the giants this afternoon, chanting and singing the giants' praises. >> the best thing to happen in this city for a long time. thank you, our uribe. >> we're out here.
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welcome back, you guys. woo! >> reporter: other fans crowd the giants store, buying piles of giants memorabilia and spending lots of money. >> the fever. most of the people are here because we're in it. otherwise we would probably be at home watching football. but baseball ain't over yet. >> there was 300 people in line for the dugout store. so, i live here, so we decided to jump in the car and jump on 280 and come down here where all the action is. >> we got tickets to games two and seven. >> he just dropped $264 on giants gear, and aaron is buying his giants giant finger, sum up the win. >> the best part was that the giants won, and that they beat the phillies, who are a lot better than them. >> they won't be able to convince any of these fans the phillies were better than the giants, and right now -- we're
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looking at some of the players leave right now. everytime one of the players leaves, they receive this kind of hero's welcome, and we were just talking to some of these people who say, we know the giants will win the world series. live in san francisco at at&t park, abc-7 news. >> alan: thanks a lot. there's much more still ahead, including an ominous announcement for two uc berkeley graduates being held in iran amp trial date has been set. a new poll has been suggesting a major shot i in the california major shot i in the california governor's race.@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ i'm among 30,000 employees who used to work for hp. i was supposed to retire there. carly fiorina changed all that. fiorina laid off 30,000 people
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and she shipped our jobs to china and india. i had to pack my bags and i was out the door that night. we even had to train our replacements. she didn't need 5 corporate jets. one hundred million for herself. fiorina never cared about our jobs. not then and not now. i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] keurig has over 200 varieties of gourmet coffee and tea to choose from. ♪
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keurig is the way to brew fresh, delicious coffee in under a minute. way to brew. [ female announcer ] so with keurig, every cup tastes like it's brewed just forou. ♪ because it is. choose. brew. enjoy. keurig. >> alan: the two uc berkeley grad being held in iran have a trial date.
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iran's official news agency reports they will appear before the revolution court on november 6th. they were arrested near the iran-iraq border a year ago. one woman was released in september. a classified u.s. report leaked on friday suggests that iranians crossed the boredder in iraq to arrest the three americans. in the california governor's race, new poll shows jerry brown is stretching his lead over who it who it who -- meg whitman. this morning brown visited black churches in los angeles,; todays university of southern california los angeles times poll shows brown with 50% of the vote compared to whitman's 38%. last month, the same poll showed brown with just a 5% lead. whitman's campaign released a statement saying the latest poll
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is out of dade and statistic which i flawed. the same poll found barbara boxer has a slight edge over carly fiorina carly fiorina. >> alan: first lady michelle obama is due to visit the bay area tomorrow to help raise money for democratic candidates. nancy pelosi's office confirmed the first lady will be attending a fundraiser at the paramount -- fairmont hotel. she was a huge draw when she paid a visit here back in june of 2009. just ahead. the south bay councilman reportedly caught taking political signs. one group is now offering a big reward for information, while the council member says he did nothing wrong. the wet weather continues. leigh glaser coming up to tell you how long it will last. i inherited my father's '69 norton commando.
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isn't that cool? and a very understanding girlfriend. i showed him a wells fargo savings account with my savings plan. [ frank ] and what it does is it takes a little bit of my money and puts it towards my goal. i want to get all the original parts and do it right. for my dad. there's a couple months in between parts. so, one at a time. [ male announcer ] wells fargo. with you when it's time to save. ♪
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>> alan: san jose police and firefighters are offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who catches people illegally taking "now on measure v" campaign signs. it's one of the most contentious cam pains san jose has seen in some time. this video shows a city council member ol' -- oliverio taking a sign. he says they were placed on public property and can be taken down by him or any other volunteer on behalf of the city. >> while council member was found in possession of four signs, hundreds of signs have gone missing. >> needs to be pointed out how many illegal signs are up by miss this campaign committee all over the city. i saw over 27 illegal signs yesterday in one small area. i saw three on my drive over here. >> alan: the officers and firefighters are campaigning
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against measure v, while ol' oliverio supports the yes on v campaign. measure v would limit the races firefighters can gain through contract negotiation. >> this wind and rain is wreaking havoc. >> leigh: it's starting to die down. you can see we're seeing just a little brighter sky. we still have quite a bit of scattered shower activity to get through tonight. this is a live shot from san jose, and you can see a lot of wet weather down there as well. the 7hd illustrating what i was talking about. the system just moving on through. now we're seeing scattered amount of rain. more showers developing upstream and those will be moving in across the bay area overnight tonight. temperature-wise, you may have
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noticed it's been a mild system. we're continuing with scattered showers, vying chance -- slight chance of a shower tomorrow morning, and we will remain dry through the mid-week period. this is the actual cold front. it raced across the bay area earlier in the day. we're now on the back side of it. still, quit a bit of shower activity to the north. and here's the timing. you can see most of the bulk of the rain moves on towards the south. by 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, a few lingering showers, and you can see how quickly we clear out monday afternoon and bring in some sunshine. we'll have morning fog for the community. and the high country, heavy rain and winds today. wind watch in effect, with gusts as high as 60 miles-per-hour. here's a look at the highs for
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monday. a little more sunshine. temperatures warm up twun one or two degrees, of the for half moon bay. 64 for palo alto. more sign, afternoon partial clearing for san francisco. santa rosa, 63. 63 for sonoma. 62 for napa. on the east bay, oakland, 64. castro valley, 63. fremont, 63. east bay valley areas, more sun tomorrow. 64 for concord. brentwood, 64, and watsonville, 63 degrees. and afternoon sun and cloud for gill -- gilroy. here's my forecast. a lot going on. let start by monday, maybe a few morning showers. tuesday, all clear. giants play wednesday. dry. giants play thursday. eh. we're going with a chance of a shower or two, but that's okay. we're still going to win. and then friday and saturday, another system will sweep in here to bring us more showers, and that could linger into,
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yeah, you see the pumpkin on there, halloween, which is on sunday. so right now we're not going to go out on the halloween forecast let. so hopefully the trick-or-treaters will be dry. >> alan: let's go to shoe and the triumphant return of the giants. >> mike: if they weren't intoxicate bid the champagne corks, and the raiders set a franchise record, putting up 59 on the broncos.
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>> mike: the giants back home from philly after a 3-2 victory, advancing to the world series to face the rangers, another nail-biter last night. the celebration began. looking for their first world series title as the san francisco giants just moments ago returned home to at&t park, to their adoring fans, and they're loving every minute of the celebration. >> this is unbelievable. never expected this when we got back to san francisco. it's amazing. we got a great fan base here. it's amazing. looking forward to getting started. >> to have the fans here for, shows you what great fans we have. nobody better. >> mike: game one set for wednesday at 4:57 p.m. it will be tim lincecum against cliff lee at at&t park. the raiders came alive in
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denver. they set a franchise record with 59 points. oakland had won two straight in denver. opening drive, zack miller wide open. 43 yards for the score. 7-0 oakland. let the rout begin. chris johnson picks off kyle orton, and he returns it 30-yard for the touchdown. just like that it's 14-0 raiders. the bronc coaz -- broncos pumple, and 21-7 raiders. still first quarter. cam campbell runs over cox. makes it 31-0. mcfadden busts loose. 57-yard down the sideline. darren has 165 yards rushing and four touchdowns. raiders set a franchise record with 59 points. raiders improving to 3-4.
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meanwhile, alex smith and the niners visiting the panthers. smith off to a great start. opening drive, all sorts of time. throws a dart to davis to the one yardline. next play. smith rolls left. finds davis again. 7-0 niners. the last time they were in the end zone. into the third. time tied. johnson pancakes smith. he left the game with a sprained left shoulder, did not return. so no smith and the defense did it best to win the game. mcdonnell picks off moore. look at the guy rumble. now in the fourth, under two to play. moor bounces back. 23-word strike. game now tied at 20. and fans were clamoring for david cars. this is what you get. a drive for the win but is
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picked off. leads to the game-winning field goal. panthers get their first win. >> julie inkster looking to set a regard in malaise a. and we hear from the giants. >> alan: up next, an early halloween treat for zoology ring ring ring ring progresso. hi. we love your weight watchers endorsed soups
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>> alan: coming up in a half hour at 6:00, we check in on the power outages in oakland, where thousands of people are spending this evening in the dark. and a new poll is showing that most californians do not have the same attitude toward illegal immigrants we have seen in arizona. join us at 6:00. finally, in detroit, zoo animals there were given an early hole -- halloween treat. the animals were given pumpkins filled with treats to eat and play with. one polar bear was bobbing for pumpkins and tearing them apart. the wolverines seemed a little more intent on getting the treats out of the piñata. so happy halloween. that's it for us at 5:00. thanks for joining us. world news is next, and we hope to see you in a half hour at captioned by closed captioning services inc.


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