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would. >> a big thank you from the grandmother of a kidnapped virginia girl found safe in san francisco. the resolution came thanks to one observant woman. >> a woman who did something when she recognized the girl and the man suspected it of killing her mother. >> dan, police in roanoke says you can imagine how grateful they are to this san francisco woman. they say their police station took on a party atmosphere when they got the call that their suspect was in custody and the 12-year-old victim was okay, all thanks to a woman
who watched the right tv show today. >> there you can see the 12-year-old girl and 32-year-old kidnapper. >> it was nancy grace that helped crack the case of missing 12-year-old britney smith. she featured britney on her show and urge pleaded for viewers to look for her. a san francisco woman saw grace's show. and then she wept shopping near ocean beach where she spotted 32-year-old jeffrey easley and jeffrey smith. >> the person who contacted police observed a television show on cnn saying these are the people from the show. >> the two were near the grocery carts near the store and they were possibly panhandling. san francisco police took easley into custody without incident and britney is okay. her grandmother says the family is overjoyed. >> thank everybody, bless each
of you. if i could hug and kiss each one i would. >> i am happy. believe me i am happy and it is difficult to put into words. >> officers feared the worst in this case. britney's mother was found murdered in her home last friday, the same day easley and her daughter, britney, disappeared. police suspect easley in the murder. >> it is a fantastic sense of relief. >> police are beyond thankful to the woman in san francisco for being so observant. 3,000 miles away from their case. we asked shoppers whether they recognized the missing two people. >> no, i don't recognize them. >> no one we spoke to would have stopped and reported the pair. >> somebody is paying better attention and that's good. i will start paying better attention to faces.
>> four detectives will catch a flight in the morning. they hope to interview easley and personally thank the san francisco shopper. carolyn? >> thanks, amy. a san francisco police officer shot and wounded a man who investigators say refused to stop drinking at a park and put up a fight. it happened this afternoon in garfield square. investigators say the officer approached four men about drinking in public. one scuffled with the officer who shot the man once in the lower body. that man was taken to the hospital, but his injuries are not life-threatening. the officer suffered minor injuries. attorney general eric holder is in the bay area. part of the reason he came was to reach out to the muslim community. holder addressed an organization committed to ending racial and religious profiling. now what the attorney general had to say.
>> organizers were thrilled when their invitation was accepted and by accepting holder made history. until tonight attorney general eric holder never addressed the national muslim organization, and never did his predecessors which may explain the warm reception he received from the muslim advocates. as the country's top law enforcement authority, holder defended the government's recent arrest of suspected it trusts including that of a 19-year-old oregon man who was caught in an fbi sting. he is accused of plotting to blowup portland's tree lighting ceremony. >> i make no apologies for how the fbi agents handled their work in executing the operation that lead to the ores. -- lead to the arrest. he repeatedly expressed his desire and intention to kill innocent americans. >> holder assured the crowd he was just as intent going after people who target the muslim
community. his vision is committed to pursuing hate crimes. >> there can be no us or them among americans. i believe law enforcement has an obligation to make sure members of every religious community enjoy the ability to worship and practice their faith in peace. >> for members of the crowd, those assurances are what they wanted to hear. they say the fact holder came to talk to them in person is a huge first step. >> our community has been identified by the fbi and by federal law enforcement as priority number one frankly for the last few years. it is critically important there be a conversation between the justice department and the american community on these issues. >> the attorney general spent the entire day in the bay area. holder was in san francisco where he attended a conference. live in millbrae, lilian kim, abc7 news. the confusion over state, federal and local laws
concerning medical marijuana dispense res is heating up in san jose. that's where dozens of people openly lit up tonight and city leaders insist it is off limits. lisa amin gulezian reports from the south bay. >> they are lighting up and smoking out in san jose tonight. it is a fundraiser and unity party at a medical marijuana collective. and it is all in response to a series of raids on pot clubs in santa clara county. >> we are trying to protecting every medical marijuana collective in santa clara county. they raided seven collectives yesterday. >> right now no south bay city allows medical marijuana dispense res to legally operate. >> in your mind what you are doing here is legal? >> 100% legal. >> a lot of people think things are legal that are illegal. >> there are currently 99 pot clubs in san jose and they are all illegal because the city doesn't have a zoning ordinance to allow for them. >> we need to provide more
access to more patients. that basically means san jose is completely open on monday. >> they will hold a special meeting to establish zoning regulations so pot clubs can legally open in the city until that happens this is inappropriate. >> there is a lot of haze in this picture. >> what are the odds that everyone needs their medicine at the same time? and is it a medicinal act, or are these people simply using this as an excuse to smoke marijuana? >> everyone inside the collective insists their needs are legitimate. i have fibromyalgia. and my bones are getting deformed. >> and they have the paperwork to prove it. in san jose, lisa amin
gulezian, abc7 news. the dmv clerk accused of sending a letter to a woman. the woman was placed on leave with pay back in october when the dmv started investigating. she said she was sent a letter quoting bible verses and begging her not to get a sex change after she went to the office to change her driver's license. she filed a formal complaint. a saddened to something we reported earlier this week. a 90-year-old man missing since tuesday unfortunately has been found dead. the body of robert liechtenstein was discovered this morning on a wooded path near lincoln square at oakland's redwood heights neighborhood. his family thinks he may have had a heart attack during his daily walk. the street preacher accused of cis napping elizabeth smart could face life in prison. a jury jekted the insanity defense.
he kidnapped and -- kidnapped 14-year-old smart from her home at knifepoint in 2002 and held her for nine months. she said she was kept chained and raped almost daily and forced to drink liquor and smoke pot violating key tenants of her mormon faith. she says she feels vindicated. >> it is possible to move on after something terrible has happened. >> smart plans to return to the mission in france. she left to testify at mitchell's trial. former president clinton made a surprise uh pierce at the white house to support the tax cut deal obama negotiated with republicans. they held an impromptu news conference following a private meeting in the oval office. mr. clinton said if he were president he would have made the same tax deal, and he urges fellow democrats to support it. >> i think this is a much,
much better agreement that would be reached were we to wait. i think we will have a much more positive impact on the economy. >> and while that was going on bernie sanders fought against the tax cut with a marathon speech in the senate lasting more than eight hours. >> you can call what i am doing whatever you want. you can call it a filibuster or a very long speech. it sounds like a good idea for working people. it is actually a bad idea. again, it has to be put within the broad context of what's going on in america. >> the senate is expected to approve the bill next week. but most democrats in the house are refusing to support it because it extends tax cuts for the wealthy. some unseasonably warm temperatures in our forecast. >> that's ahead. and the injured sea lion who is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds.
and a santa fired from the union square macy's. >> and do you over indulge during the holidays 1234* just use your imagination. and then on "nightline." >> coming up next, a kid p thating that shocked the nation, and now eight and a half years later the jury convicts the man who tortured elizabeth smart.@t@t@t@t@t@t@t@t
>> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to a california sea lion is in critical condition at the marine mammoth center in sausalito. the sea lion lost his right eye and the pellet is too close to his brain to remove them. for now the animal is receiving painkillers and under close observation. the sea lion was found on the beach. the marine mammal center says he was likely shot by a fisherman. san francisco's most celebrated santa received a hero's welcome this afternoon
at lefty owe dool's his new home for the holidays. >> hi five. >> low five. >> the owner stepped up after santa was fired from macy's. he was the store's old st. nick for 20 years, but was dumped after a couple was -- rejected a little saucy santa humor. he will help out with the annual toy drive. >> we appreciate your toe -- appreciate your toys for christmas. it is quite a change of santa asking for toys in assisted of santa giving toys. >> the drive is hoping to collect a million toys. santa will be there daily through christmas eve. he has that chuckle down.
let's get a check of the forecast. >> sandhya patel is here with the weekend. >> and the weekend is looking beautiful. if you have plans to do any holiday shopping, it is going to be dry. let me show you a time lapse from our sfo camera. this is just about an hour ago. you can see the fog around. no delays being reported, but in some areas you may encounter delays head nooght next couple days. keep this in mind if you are heading out of sfo or actually have somebody you are picking up from there. visibility is poor where they are seeing dense fog. five-mile visibility. we definitely have some fog out there temperatures in the 50s and 60s. also cloud cover as well. a foggy night, dense in spots. a warm up for the weekend, and we are expecting lingering fog in the valleys for sunday
especially we have a few sprinkles and light showers, but it is done and over with. we are looking at a warmer weekend of high pressure that is real starting to take control of our weather. you can see by the curvature of the clouds, that the higher pressure is pushing the tomorrow track to the north. it is a dry weekend and an unseasonably mild weekend. san francisco's high by sunday, 65 degrees and the average high is 59 for this time of year. 6 degrees warmer than average. gilroy 72 degrees. this is more like spring. 61 is the normal. san jose 68 on sunday. 59 is typically what you would see in december. so 9 degrees above where you should be for this time of year. and we deserve it after all we have seen. but we will see some changes. by sunday fog is developing in the central valley, and the fog will spill over into some of our north and east bay
valleys so those areas will see them drop a few degrees in those communities. tonight fog, cloudiness and in the mid40s to the low 50s. tomorrow afternoon it is a delightful day in the south bay. look at these numbers. it is 66 in cupertino and santa clara. you are looking at mid60s. redwood city, palo alto, mountain view, daily city and down down san francisco is 63 degrees. you get up toward the north bay, and you will see the morning fog giving way to partly sunny skies. 64 in santa rosa. east bay, mid60s for castro valley, oakland. inland area 63 in pittsburgh. livermore, pleasanton, 65 degrees. around the monterey bay, 67 in santa cruz. close to 70 in hollister. 69 there.
in case you are going to the game on sunday at candlestick as the 49ers take on the seattle seahawks it will be sunny and mild. low to mid60s for your highs. really just pleasant weather for the game. pleasant right through the weekend. rain becomes likely on tuesday and then chances of showers through the rest of the workweek. >> thanks, sandhya. still to come, his cash was shredded, but not his confidence. >> banking on an expert with a [ female announcer ] keurig has over 200 varieties of gourmet coffee and tea to choose from. it's the way to individually brew fresh, delicious coffee in under a minute. way to brew, hon. [ female announcer ] choose. brew. enjoy. keurig.
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she turned the confetti back to cash. she said it was difficult and required quite a bit of patience. no kidding. >> but it paid off. o a new study suggests you can use your imagination to lose weight. researchers found that just thinking about eating food creates the same psychological responses as if you actually eat the food. the researchers told a group of people imagine eating 30 m&m's one by one, and then they were given a bowl of m&m's and told to help themselves. they ate half as much candy as a group who did not imagine eating it. >> consuming the food itself is a similar response as if we actually eat the food. >> doctors believe imagining something pleasant can trigger dopamine in the brain and releasing the same kinds of good feelings. >> i think i want the m&m's. >> really. >> a fun size. >> i am always trying to work the system, so what if i imagine eating three, but i eat 100.
good evening. lebron james and the miami heat made their one and only visit to the bay area. lebron was asked if the heat may be in for a let down with the warriors struggling. >> you know, we understand how important every game is for us and we will try to get better and improve each game. >> taking you back a few hours, this morning lebron at shoot around. he was very relaxed and rocking the tunes. by game time he was bringing it with authority. lebron ferocious. warriors take a 15-10 win. come get some, guys. miami ends the opening quarter on a 16-5 round. duane wade lead the way with
34 points for the heat. the second quarter and monta ellis and back to monty with bad intentions. warriors are down only two. wade had nine rebounds and attacking the rim. former heat player and the warriors are hanging in there. half time entertainment and try that, lebron. the most talented person in the house there. he had 25 points and the heat up 15, and then it is silky smooth. the warriors are falling behind lebron. the heat blow it open. facing up and spinning and the game is well over then. 106-84. the warriors have now lost six straight. miami won seven in a row. kobe and the lakers in chicago. lakers jumping out to a quick lead. from there he will make it. kobe exploding on the baseline. a two-hand throw down. and then the feed from gasol.
derrick rose out duals kobe down the stretch really raising his game and working on his perimeter jumper. from the corner and losing it on the way up and the bulls take it 88-84. steve young and jerry rice are teaming up again not on the football field. this time it is in the name of style. >> welcome to institute of easy stuff. you will leave with swag. >> the former 49ers were shooting a commercial. young plays the professor of style. we call dan ashley the professor of style. anyway, he loves to work with rice. >> jerry and i have done a lot together. this is a continuing saga. i actually look for ways for jerry and i to do things together. more since we have been
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