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worked on. the story coming up. >> a sobering outlook of the san jose mayor as he outlines the state of the city. >> good morning? >> now it's my turn. since i thought i took your turn last time, i thought i'd give you my turn. >> aren't you sweet! >> our top story, the leaders of the contra costa drug task force and a private investigator already in court to answer to charges they tried to sell the drugs they confiscated. we're starting to see how big of an impact these arrests might be making. amy hollyfield is live in martinez. >> kristen, the word disaster is being used to describe what could happen to the drug cases here. the county's public defender says she is taking a look at all the cases he was involved in. 49-year-old norman walsh was the commander of the central contra costa narcotics enforcement team. now he's accused of running a drug selling team.
his co-defendant is christopher butler. he's the owner of a private investigation company. they're both in jail. walsh's attorney can't believe the bail that's been set. >> it's draconian. the bail started at $660,000. and, apparently, the criminal clerk's office revisited that and upped it to a million dollars. is that draconian? yes. i looked to say who did he kill? >> investigators think walsh is the only law enforcement official involved in the scheme. the plan is to arraign him today. his attorney says walsh is broken up about this, that his family is being very supportive and he's ready to face these charges head-on. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> it's 6:03 now. an oakland man is under arrest on charges of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in east oakland.
the girl told police she was walking to school when she was forced into the man's apartment and assaulted. she got away after the man got distracted. she ran to school a few blocks away and reported the attack. using the girl's description police were able to find the apartment and the suspect. there was anotherunder child in the apartment. she's in protective custody. the victim is being treated at a local hospital. >> president obama is waking up in the bay area after meeting with influential silicon valley ceo's and one is about to become even more influential thanks to an appointment by the president. terry mcsweeney is live at sfo where air force i will soon be taking off. terry? >> anonymous sources are saying whether there's an appointment to be made. this is intel president and ceo paul odallini. he's going to be named to the
council of jobs and competitiveness. he's not always supportive of the president's policies. take a look at the president arriving out here at sfo yesterday afternoon. lieutenant governor gavin newsom was on hand. the president took off for a business meeting and dinner. the president going to woodside estate capitalist john door and other heavy hitters. the guests including apple ceo steve jobs, google ceo eric schmidt, oracle's larry ellison, yahoo's carol bartz. all to talk about jobs in hi-tech and green tech. >> as a country if we could figure out a way to build programs and support systems to encourage people to go into engineering and reward them accordingly. then that would be i think an
important part of the future. >> and in this day and age when everybody's got a camera, this is the one picture that the white house is releasing, the president talking to mark zuckerberg. didn't have phones at the ready? just kidding. didn't want them so owish at a presidential dinner. republicans not quite so sure. they're saying what this really was last night, what this is going to be later today when the president goes up to portland to meet with the intel president and ceo, that this is nothing more than an early campaign swing of a failed presidency. that's the republican take on all this. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thank you very much. it's 6:06 now. the first west coast shipyard designed to recycle old vessels from sassoon bay opens its doors in vallejo this morning. set for 10 a.m. at the allied
defense recycling firm. ships from the moth ball fleet, many filled with asbestos and other toxic materials, will be towed to allied for dismantling. until now they had to be towed to a recycling center in texas at the cost of $1.5 million each trip. >> chuck reid painted a very bleak and sobering picture in his annual state of the city address. the intent was to warn residents what to prepare for in 2011. mayor reid says city employees either need to accept significant pay and benefits cuts or the city's work force will face mass layoffs. one out of every five citizen employees could lose their job and that includes police and firefighters. reid emphasize the getting out of debt means how to deal with city pensions. >> the past ten years our annual retirement costs increased by more than $90 million a year.
in the next five years, they will increase by another $250 million to $400 million per year. >> mayor reid has previously said closing the city's $110 million budget gap could mean laying off as many as 349 police officers and 145 firefighters unless some kind of pension reform is approved. >> those metering lights that regulate how many cars can get on the freeway at one time may be coming to marin county. the metropolitan transportation commission, caltran and marin's transportation authority have held preliminary talks about installing the lights. the marin i. j. reports those agencies are forming a commission to explore how to implement the plan. the meters are traffic lights that change from red to green every 5 to 10 seconds. they're designed to smooth out traffic by slowing the number of cars entering the freeway. >> you may want to take it slow today anyway. showers still out there with us this morning. >> yes.
you don't like driving in the rain, no mess, transit is a good idea. >> we're looking at live doppler 7 hd and we're mainly around the monterey bay heading up to the south bay. snowing very heavily once again and doing the same thing down to 2500 feet in the santa cruz mountains. getting around these areas definitely treacherous. light rain falling in the south bay. let's show you some of those areas like willow street, south avenue all the way up to the expressway heading up to milpitas to the snow grade. you may be a little wet this morning, also. as far as happening elsewhere, we have a quarter mile or less and fog developing in the east bay hills, the valleys of the east bay hills. as we head into the afternoon hours, our temperatures right now in the 30s and 40s aren't going to warm much. mid to upper 40s, maybe 50 oakland and palo alto. the rain shield will back its
way across the bay area to about napa and san francisco. everywhere south and east of there is going to get some rain this afternoon. we'll have scattered light showers for the north bay valleys. accu-weather 7-day forecast, the storms return tomorrow with the hail and some heavy, brief heavy rain and sunday will be the dry day of the weekend and a little warmer with temperatures in the mid-50s. frances reporting on bart delays. >> pretty big for this time of morning. average delays 20 minutes for those enting the system because of an earlier track maintenance problems. hopefully we start to see delays increase. other mass transit systems reporting no delays. highway 9 closed near sanborn road due to a tree down and wires down and mount hamilton road closed in the higher elevations. should be reopened the next hour. a live shot in the south bay, the 280 and 17 interchange. we have friday light traffic all
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egyptian president hosni mubarak. >> kristen, yes, a day of celebration and a day of mourning across the middle east today. in egypt some of the biggest crowds since the revolt began. it's estimated at a quarter million egyptians have packed the square for a rally and day of prayer to mark the fall of mubarak one week ago. the situation remains unsettled and there are concerns ruling military council only implement promised reforms. many are still missing from the 18-day revolt. the tourist industry has also been hit hard but some historical sites are set to reopen this weekend. on the small island of bahrain, thousands took a break from anti-government demonstrations today to bury those killed in a brutal surprise assault yesterday. the military and police stormed a protest encampment in the capital city with tear gas and rubber bullets leaving five dead and more than 200 injured. >> we call in restraint from the government to keep its commitment to hold accountable
those who have utilized excessive force. >> the square, the site of yesterday's deadly crashes, is quiet right now. the government still has the area on lockdown. meanwhile libya long-time ruler moammar qaddafi toured i tripoli but protestors continued to call for him to step down. 22 people have been killed in clashes there this week. protests in at least eight countries across the middle east and africa including yemen where the country is seeing its 8th straight day of demonstrations. the people there are calling for a day of rage today. live in the news room, jenelle wang, abc 7 news. >> thank you very much. it's 6:16 now. take a look at this. it's a hummingbird but it may some day fly spy missions for the military. it's a pocket-size drone dubbed the nanohummingbird because of the way it flaps its wings.
it can go upside down, forward, backwards, sideways. it carries its own energy source. it can even be directed inside buildings and doorways as you see here. the hummingbird was developed by the pentagon by aero environment. they've been working on it until 2006. that's something. >> turn this over to mike right away. a lot to talk about. >> a lot of snow in the sierra and a lot more coming. more through tomorrow morning when the winter storm warning expires tahoe around 4:00 in the morning. you can see the drier air behind it has pushed through parts of the bay. a beautiful reflection off the bay from ballmer peak this morning. where we've seen openings, fog developing in the north bay valleys and also the east bay valleys and the valleys within the east bay hills, also. looking at a live doppler 7 hd.
we see a lot of radar returns around the south bay but the rain is pretty light. as you head into the higher elevations around 2,000 feet higher, you can definitely see a lot of snow. even a little light rain trying to head around livermore and out towards the altamont pass. it could be a little wet there for you this morning. drawing a line from the next system that's going to roll in. radar returns are a little farther to the west. as this heads northeast that's when more of us get to the light rain. let's talk about fog and about 39 in concord. fog up and down 101, 36 san rafael, 35 santa rosa. if you're heading out around the bay shore and the coast, milder. low to mid-40s. mid-40s the monterey bay and inland but you are dealing with the more persistent rain. a chilly rain today. that's what we have. it will mainly fall in the south and east bay. that's where the heaviest amounts will fall. showers tomorrow with thunder
and hail. you can see the rain chill at 2 this this this afternoon. temperatures upper 40s for the most part. rain just about all day around the monterey bay. higher elevation cells for you and temperatures upper 40s to near 50 degrees. tonight we get a break so cooler. the clouds open up once again. upper 30s inland valleys. upper 30s to low 40s the bay shore out to the coast and look for fog to develop once again in our deepest valleys. here we are at 7:00 in the morning. the rain will try to make a slow jog to the southeast and quickly with that low from the south retrograde back by noon and even by 5:00 make its farthest push to the west and then during the evening hours, it will slowly move back to the east and accelerate by midnight and most of us are dry once again. overnight you see the clearing. the rain lurking offshore. moving onshore by 1:00.
by 6:00 when the parade starts, san francisco with the chinese new year's celebrations. could be scattered showers left but the big story will be all the snow in the higher elevations around the santa clara valley. by tomorrow night -- yeah, tomorrow night into sunday morning, clearing out and by sunday afternoon partly cloudy, the temperatures still pretty cool in the mid to upper 50s. a quarter of an inch in the north bay, up to an inch in the east bay. accu-weather 7-day forecast, temperatures will be low to mid-50s again on sunday. a chance of showers again on monday. the warmest weather will be the driest up to wednesday. >> now reporting no delays to the mass transit systems back on time. 680 walnut creek, look at this last shot. got very foggy. that's southbound traffic heading towards highway 24. no major problems reported but visibility definitely limited there. toll plaza delay free this friday morning.
a very different ride across the san mateo bridge compared to yesterday. no wind advisory. traffic is flowing well. it is dry out there the. let's check out the north bay and show you 101 in san rafael. you will have that limited visibility mike was telling us through parts of the north bay and santa rosa. if you want to head up to tahoe -- i've been trying to discourage folks. here's a live shot of highway 50 at meyers. it has been reopened but during the early part of the morning show, we saw cars stuck there over 30 minutes. if you are heading up bring chains, plan on big delays. you may want to consider waiting until tomorrow. you can go to our website for the latest. it's under the bay area traffic link. kristen. >> frances, thanks a lot. talk about an extension campus. the big apple would like to add its lights of the silicon valley to its academic menu. the san jose mercury news reports new york city is inviting stanford university to consider creating an engineering
school there. stanford's president announced the project yesterday. new york lacks a top ranked science, research and graduate school. it's third behind the bay area and boston in an effort to acrack hi-tech firms. >> a lot said about california's big budget deficit but our problem is not unique. legislators are proposing drastic measures to balance their books but no battle as heated as the one in wisconsin. the republican-controlled legislature is considering a measure that would essentially cancel every state union's collective bargaining agreement. >> and that's why tens of thousands of teachers, prison guards and other public union workers stormed the state's capitol in protest saying the proposal amounts to union busting. it has to happen to help ease a $6.3 billion deficit. 14 wisconsin democratic lawmakers literally left the
>> 6:25. apple's new subscription plan has triggered a government investigation. the "wall street journal" reports the justice department and federal trade commission are looking into whether the cupertino based company is violating apartment tie trust laws by getting content on apple devices go through the apple app store and taking a 30% cut of each subscription. on top of that they're banned from linking to other stores that may offer better prices. neither apple nor the government has commented on the investigation. >> facebook.com is giving users added options when it comes to describing their relationship status. the bay area based social network is adding the phrases
civil union and domestic partnership to the choices users have to describe their romantic status. that's in addition to single, married and it's complicated. human rights groups say the change is a big deal. facebook.com is sending a clear message in support of gay and lesbian couples to users across the globe. >> 6:26. still ahead at 6:30, paying for problems. pg&e may try to get customers to pick up parts of the tab for the san bruno pipeline explosion. >> get ready for a new bay bridge detour. why change in route now may mean a new span sooner. >> rain on the way and so could delays. we have delays out of houston
expected today in terms of economic reports or corporate earnings announcement. live to the new york stock exchange coming up in 15 minutes. >> right now we'll check the weather forecast and see where the rain is and when we can expect more. >> mike? >> we've had intermittent rain in the santa clara valley all throughout the morning hours. the big story as you head up into the higher elevations, the snow that's falling around 17, 9, and 35 in the santa cruz mountains and the heavy snow's been falling on mount hamilton. the temperatures are cold enough that anything falling out of the sky in the east bay hills could fall in the form of snow but a lot of that is not happening now. more fog developing than anything else. here's kristen and eric with more news. >> mike, thank you very much. it's 6:31. president obama is leaving the bay area after a high-powered zinner with silicon valley valley leaders last night. all the attention on intel
because of where the president's going today and the important job he's giving to its ceo. terry mcsweeney is live at sfo. that's where air force i is parked. terry? >> yeah, the president's going to be taking off 8:30 this morning on his way up to portland, oregon, and the plan where he's going to give a new job to ceo and company president paul orallini. he is not always supportive of the president's policies and has said so. he's going to be on that council on jobs and competitiveness. take a look at the president arriving last night out here at sfo. officials were out here, lieutenant governor gavin newsom, you had attorney general carmella harris, ed lee all out here. then there was also a gathering as i hi-tech heavy weights at the estate venture capital is
john door. that's in woodside. it's a who's who of high-tech people there from yahoo, cisco, twitter and oracle. jobs and education, topics near and dear to intel. >> we have about 4,000 phc's that work for us. our average factory education for a worker in our factory is three and a half years of college. so it's a very important area for us. >> facebook.com founder mark zuckerberg is featured in the picture with president obama. this is the one, the only one that the white house is officially releasing. it's interesting in a day of camera phones and everybody's got a camera with them at all times, this is the one they released. maybe we'll get more today. we'll check it out. it should be a very interesting mix. he will be the voice from the other side on that council.
live at sfo, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thank you. pg&e now estimates the san bruno gas pipeline explosion will cost the company $760 million by the end of the year. the utility's also hinting part of that cost may be passed on to customers. pg&e says liability claims from last september's deadly blast will run about $400 million. pipeline tests and the search for missing records account for another $350 million. customers could face rake hikes to make up for tests costs not covered by insurance. >> oakland police say they're closing an investigation into accounts by students that second graders were involved in sexual acts in a classroom. the incident happened last month at markum elementary school. no criminal charges will be filed. investigators believe the students were telling the truth
but they found no evidence adults took part in the acts. a teacher was put on paid administrative leave and that teach denied knowing anything about the behavior. >> there will be a rib cutting ceremony today for the opening of a bart station. riders will have a chance to walk around and see the station. it cost $106 million and four years to build. the station has located p between the castro valley and the dublin pleasanton station. expected to serve a weekday rider-of 4300 people. the lanes of traffic just west of the toll booth are in the way of construction. so starting in may, crews will shift all lanes slightly to the south.
both sections of the bridge opening fall of 2013. >> it's 6:35 now. mike has a similar drive in the morning. was it dry-dry? >> didn't have rains, had ponding on some of the secondary streets that could be an issue for you this morning. we do have more rain on the way. let's take a look to our south and west. you see another load developing as it comes do you know through this cold air. it goes north and west across the bay area. right now most of it is situated in the south bay up in the higher elevations of the diablo range and the santa cruz mountains. but by noon watch it slowly move back across our neighborhood so most of us will be getting wet by noon. temperatures holding in the upper 40s. the rain could make it as far west from san francisco to napa. that's the steadier rain. you'll have scattered light showers in the extreme northern parts of the north bay.
you can see how much cooler it's going to be, low to mid-40s at 4:00 because of that steady rain. now, tomorrow the showers become more scattered in nature and could have hail in them once again. sunday looks to be the driest day of the weekend. more showers possibly monday and drier and warmer tuesday and wednesday. >> a couple new accidents reported in the south bay. both directions of 101. one is southbound they're saying at the expressway and one is northbound at dela cruz. looks like there's slowing northbound so that's the accident that's going to slow the commute down. the southbound one doesn't seem to be slowing anyone down. we have a live shot of 101 in san jose. it's at the 880 interchange. as you make your way northbound look for slowing as well near allen rock and once again approaching dela cruz because of that crash. bay bridge toll plaza this
friday morning is looking very quiet. no delays at all. no wind advisories. checking out interstate 80 in berkeley. it is more crowded getting there but drive time still 20 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze and taking interstate 80 to tahoe, you'll need your chains as well as on highway 50. >> and bring something to read bausz -- because you've been showing us the stalls in the sierra. >> we're going to show you what you can expect if you go skiing this three-day weekend. we'll take you live to the sierra. >> on wall street a live report from the new york stock exchange straight ahead. first up though, a live look at the big board. you see the dow is down two and a fraction. >> also ahead, is it a solution or a sweet find. the new proposal to tax soda statewide. we've all had a splitting headache but this may take the cake. how long a man lived with this in his head.
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♪ all right. welcome back. time for your california forecast at 6:41 this friday. look at all the wet weather from eureka, chico, sacramento, big sur. fresno 52. l.a., san diego and palm springs, low to mid-60s there. let's go to the sierra where we have a winter storm warning from the tahoe area from 4:00 tomorrow morning. 4 feet above 7,000 feet and the ridge tops, watch out for those gusts around 70 mph. we're going to get a closer look what skiers and snowboarders will see if they're headed to sierra this morning.
reporter kate larson. joins us live. >> good morning, mike. we're at boreyell. it's a beautiful morning. it stopped snowing just for a bit and you can see even on the walkway up to the resort it's great skiing. we've got piles of it up here in the tahoe area. in fact, we just got from the resort. snow boarding down the mountain. come on down, jessica. she's telling me yesterday in the 24 hour period they received 37 inches of snow. the week total is more than 82 inches. the snow is light and fluffy. it's pretty dry which makes for great skiing and boarding conditions. gotta be careful on the roads. good two and a half hours from sacramento up to soda springs. that should have been an hour and a half drive. it's slow going. make sure you've got chains and four wheel drive, make sure you're prepared. but other than that, three-day holiday weekend. ski week coming up so they're
expecting a lot of folks and some very, very happy skiers and snow boarders. back to you, kristen and eric. >> you're right by the parking lot. you swung right around. be careful not to ski right into the street right there. >> and, you know, the plows have done a brilliant job clearing this parking lot. you can see it's completely cleared out but you look up in the mountains and we've got some beautiful vistas. a beautiful and exciting weekend to go skiing. >> thank you so much, kate. >> more news for you now at 6:44 let's make it. parishioners say more than two dozen bay area churches will get more than a sermon this sunday. in fact, they'll get a very big pitch for a college education straight from the pulpit. >> it may not look like it but these cal state east bay students are getting ready for church on sunday. these pamphlets will be handed out to potential students during
worship. >> it's an outreach program to the african american community to increase the number of african americans going to college. ♪ >> the university calls it super sunday. this is the way it looked last year. this sunday february 20th administrators and faculty will fan out to churches to deliver their message. >> we have always gone, looked to the church and to the black leaders as a place -- not only do we worship, but that it's a place where information is given out to everyone. >> this year this newark church is taking part. the pastor says getting a college degree in the 21st century is a must and it's about more than just getting a good job. >> the residual effect on our commute, our culture, our cities, our states, our towns,
our nation, our world is really immeasurable. >> he says a college degree instills self-worth and contributes to black culture, communities, neighborhoods and beyond. in its pitch, the university will put an emphasis on financial aid because tough economic times are even tougher in the black community. but administrators say that doesn't have to be a showstopper. >> college is achievable and you can do it. and we're going to offer you a pathway to get there. >> a few selecteded bay area churches held their super sunday last week. about three dozen more will take part this sunday than next week to show those on the road to southern california. for a list of participating churches, you can go to our website at abc7news.com, click on "see it on tv." >> 6:46. the tale of three cities in the muslim world this morning. one is celebrating but at least two others are bracing for what
could be violent clashes. jenelle wang is live in the news room with more. >> kristen, lots of developments going on. let's start in egypt where there's a huge celebration going on rivalling the biggest crowds since the revolts began. egyptians have attacked the square for a rally. but the situation in egypt remains unsettled. there are concerns the ruling military council won't implement reforms. many are missing from the 18-day revolt and the tourism industry has been hit hard. but some historical sites are expected to reopen this weekend. meanwhile the small island of bahrain, thousands took a break from anti-government demonstrations to bury those in a brutal surprise assault yesterday. tear gas and rubber bullets left five dead and more than 200 injured. we are just getting word right
now, another march is heading towards the capital central square and forces are firing tear gas at demonstrators. moammar qaddafi toured the capital city of tripoli today to rally his loyal followers but they continue to call for him to step down. the revolution in egypt has also inspired protests in yemen, iran, iraq and jordan this week. today a protest erupted in the east african nation of jabutti. jenelle wang. >> thanks a lot. >> so those issues in egypt and china have stock traders on wall street a bit worried on this last day of trading for the three-day holiday. >> jane king joins us live from the new york stock exchange with more. jane? >> hello, eric and kristen. really overseas is where we're getting most of our news here today. not much going on on wall street. we also had china making numerous moves to curb growth
there. on that rising tension in the middle east, again i know you just explained with bahrain and iran and the tensions there. oil up more than a dollar a barrel. slightly higher on the dow and nasdaq but the s & p pretty much unchanged and the silicon valley index, it's up slightly. you notice $120 business airline fare hikes they tried this week, not so fast. they're now dropping them. u.s. airways has second thoughts. american and delta are still keeping them but have scaled them back. live at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news. >> jane, thank you very much. it's 6:49. >> state lawmakers are attacking soda, targeting sugar in
beverages to stop it. a penny per ounce tax on all sugar-sweetened sodas and sports drinks sold in california. it will not affect diet drinks though. it will raise $2 billion a year to fund children's health programs. an advocacy group says an equivalent of 39 pounds of sugar a year. 16 ounce can of coke, 16 cents. yeah. >> it's 6:49 now. take a look outside. you see the clouds still out there. there was some fog that was jumpin' around. >> still fog in the north bay valleys, east bay where drizzle is developing and snow on mount diablo. it's trying to get in the act with hamilton and the santa cruz mountains that have had the bulk of the snow. here's a look at tahoe this morning where you can see snow's rather light but it's going to pick up in intensity as the afternoon and evening wears on. that's why this winter storm warning continues until 4:00
tomorrow morning. let's bring it back here. you can see that on mount diablo. some of the drizzle in the santa clara valley and also the east bay valleys and some of the snow that continues around mount hamilton and the santa cruz mountains. a stall down to our south with a westerly wind. that front is lifting that air and creating the light rain that we'll be dealing with during the morning commute in those areas. the fog with mid to upper 30s there, concord and walnut creek and temperatures upper 30s. low to mid-40s the bay shore and out to the coast. the monterey bay where it's been raining the better part of the night, we have mid-40s. the chilly rain today will be seen most likely in the south and east bay. that doesn't mean we won't get rain elsewhere. that's just where it will be steadiest and heaviest. dry but still cooler than average for sunday. a look at our radar returns. you can see by noon how it works its way backwards. threshold grading from southeast
to northwest. by noon rain from napa, san rafael and san francisco. that's pretty much where the line is going to stay, the steadier rain. by 5:00 it's still there but notice by midnight it quickly moves off to the east. clouds open up. we get fog to develop again tonight. by 8:00 in the morning, we're watching another batch of rain move on the peninsula by noon, hang around through at least 6:00. that's key. that's when the parade, the chinese new year's parade could start wet and looks like it could get a little dry as we head towards the end of it. a lot of snow around the higher elevations around the santa cruz mountains and the diablo range tomorrow afternoon also. sunday morning patchy fog once again and sunday afternoon we are going to be clear with temperatures in the low to mid-50s. accu-weather 7-day forecast, on monday we'll have some showers once again and then tuesday and wednesday we'll have temperatures in mid to upper
50s. all right. beautiful picture from the santa cruz mountains yesterday. this is what it will look like today if you can't make it to the sierra. lots of snow. thank you very much. amy, we appreciate that. frances? >> mike, we've got the slowing in san jose in north 101 up towards santa clara. because of the accident, the expressway, they're trying to clear from the left lane but pockets of heavy traffic from the capital expressway. in addition to that, mount hamilton closed in the higher elevations until 7:00 tomorrow morning. also closed highway 9 near sanborn road and also pierce due to some downed wires and some trees. heads up if you take the vallejo ferry. there's a mechanical problem. the 7:35 leaving san francisco will be replaced with buses today. we'll check out 680 in walnut creek. because look how socked in we got. you can barely make out those
headlights. that's north bound traffic, southbound still looking good though through the san ramon valley. if you're heading up to tahoe, here's what it looks like right now. you will definitely need to bring your chains with you and look out for intermittent road freeway closures on 80 or 50 due to snow and accidents today. so you may wanna hold off heading up there until tomorrow. of course, they'll be great skiing once you get there. you can find out what those road conditions are by going to our website anytime, abc7news.com. >> at least we saw the cars moving this time, frances, thank you very much. a mystery caught on camera and replayed around the world. at the grammy's, she can't form words. >> heavy bertation -- let's go ahead --
>> there was speculation rampant. many said it appeared she had had a stroke but now doctors at ucla said she did not have a stroke. instead they say she suffered a type of migraine that mimics the symptoms of a stroke. she is recovering well and looking forward to getting back to work. scary moment. >> frightening to watch. so is this story. doctors in china made a startling discovery when they x-rayed a man's head. they discovered a 4 inch dagger embedded in his skull. there's no wound or scar to indicate anything was wrong. previous exams failed to discover the blade. the man says he started getting frequent headaches four years ago after he was mugged. doctors think he was stabbed but somehow didn't realize the extent of his injury. doctors removed the blade almost completely intact. >> 6:55 now.
recapping our top stories, a drug agent accused of selling some of the drugs he confiscated faces arraignment from the fallout of his arrests. >> the contra costa county jail with details. >> the word disaster is the word being used what happened here in contra costa county. the public defender is now looking at all the cases he was involved in. 49-year-old norman walch was the commander of the narcotics enforcement team. now he's accused of running a drug selling scheme. his co-defendant is christopher butler, the owner of a private investigation company. they're both in jail. welsh's attorney says he can't believe the bail that's been set for his client. it's at $1 million. he calls that draconian. he says his client is anxious to face these charges head on. the plan is arraign both men today.
walsh's attorney says he is broken up about this but he has the strong support of his family. live in martinez, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> checking another top story. president obama leaves the bay area in about an hour and a half following a private dinner meeting with top technology leaders. mr. obama is looking for ways that tech can help encourage job growth. the president spent some time speaking with facebook.com finder mark zuckerberg. mr. obama will head to oregon where he will announce the appointment of intel's ceo to an advisory council. terry mcsweeney will have more at 11:00. >> he won't be delayed but will anybody else be? >> it could be later on as the rain develops and moves farther west and northwest. light drizzle developing in the east bay and the east bay valleys. but the bulk of the rain is continued around the south bay. some thunderstorms and hail tomorrow.
frances? >> at the bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights never even turned on this morning. but there is slowing in the south bay on north 101. you find the brake lights start at the capitol expressway. if you're heading up to tahoe for the weekend, bring your chains! you'll need 'em. >> you will. bring the skis, too. you'll need them. that does it for this edition of abc 7 morning news. >> join us for
good morning, america. i'm robin roberts, in los angeles. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's friday, february 18th. and this morning, high-stakes battle in the heartland. thousands converge on wisconsin's capitol, camp out overnight, to protest the governor's budget cuts. teachers call in sick. and democrats escape the state to prevent a vote. is your state next? mystery solved.
that reporter who garbled her live broadcast, speaks for the first time about what really caused her confusion on-air. and a "gma" exclusive. lindsay lohan's mom. what does she say about the missing necklace? more jail time for lindsay? and how to get her daughter, back on track. dina lohan joins us live. ♪ good morning, america. >> and we're live from the set of "modern family," with the cast and all the behind-the-scenes secrets. "gma's" "modern family" friday kicks off right now. >> this is going to be so good. and, boy, manny is exactly right. what a week we had with "modern family." and, robin, you had a chance to cap it off today. >> we thought we'd have a little fun, since it's friday, george. i'm actually in jay and gloria's living room.
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