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police now say the shooting at san jose state university last night was murder-suicide. >> three people including the shooter are dead. it happened on the tenth street parking garage on campus. we don't know if the victims were students but do we know why it happened. >> they say there is no motive for certain yet. they are deflecting questions about a possible love triangle, students and teachers have said that it could happen in the
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garage behind me. the students are very upset about the notification system. >> within minutes of arriving at the fifth floor of the garage, police decided this man demurred this picture by a spartan daily newspaper photographer was the gunman that had shot two others before shooting himself. >> police were able to immediately ascertain that it involved three individuals, no more than the three individuals and campus was not in danger. >> she teaches child development and she was not allowed to enter the garage immediately following the shootings. >> i'm coming back to my car at night when it's dark. it's frightening. it's very sad. it's really a tragic situation. >> not far from where the cleanup was going on we found eddie parking his truck. >> i was sort of thing about maybe there will be people
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worried about parking over here but it's over so it doesn't matter. >> some are criticizing the campus notification system which was installed following the 2007 shooting rampage at virginia tech. >> i'm not part of the alert system but nobody got an alert about what happened. >> keep in mind the alert system in order to send out instructions especially shelter in place. if we don't have an immediate need for that instruction, we're going to turn our attention to other priorities. it was life saving measures for the three involved. of course those lives could not be saved. the shooter died at valley medical center. the other two were pronounced dead at the scene. counseling is available for students starting at 9:00 this morning until 4:00 this afternoon. live at san jose campus, terry mcsweeney. >> solano is investigating a
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double homicide in vallejo. they found a body inside a car that was shot to death. not far away they found the body of a second man in a driveway of a home. a third man was hiding in garage. they arrested him for drugs but he does not appear to be related to the shootings. hundreds of the kids are standing in protest instead of sitting in class today in union city. they are calling attention not only to state education cuts but their own community which voted down a parcel tax to fund school needs. amy hollyfield is live at a local high school. a check of attendance records indicates that more than 600 kids attended the protest. it was very peaceful and very organized. >> these logan high school students air is they know they should be in class. they know the district loses money when they aren't in school but they felt so desperate they walked out anybody.
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>> not getting a lot of money, but we're not getting money at all. we've given up $10 million already. >> teachers have declared a state of emergency and organized a variety of protests against cuts to education. in alameda in morning, teachers handed how the leaflets. in sacramento they are conducting sit-ins at the capital. >> yesterday, may 9th, protestors -- >> it's intense in union city because of parcel tax just failed this week to help schools by 32 votes. extracurricular activities and school counselors will get cut unless the state steps in. >> it's bad for logan. this is my home. i love it here.
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i'm really thinking about the students come in and choir students are going to be here when i leave. >> in parents showed up at the protest not to scold them but to support them. >> doing a great job. >> reporter: of course, in union city they are hoping the state will fund education and not do any more drastic cuts. parents are organizing a grassroots fund-raising effort for the schools. amy hollyfield, "abc 7 news." the largest school district in contra costa county is making big counts. mount diablo voted to lay off 180 teachers and other staff to help balance a budget deficit. teachers and parents held a rally before a meeting in concord. state budget cuts along with declining enrollment prompted the fword make cuts and warned
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that more cuts could be necessary depending on the state's final budget plan. in san francisco the school board issued to issue final had layoff notices to more than 300 employees. sunday is the state mandated deadline of any employee that could lose their job next year but some of the notices could still be rescinded depending on what happens. >> a southern california advertising company is stepping up in a big way to help catch the men who severely beat a giants fan. the company will roll out 300 giant billboards across southern california featuring these sketches of the two men wanted for attacking bryan stow. a police tip line will also be posted. and a free billboard for any city that provides information that lead to information to the arrest of the suspects. stow has been in a coma ever since that attack on opening day. breaking news in spain, usgs
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says magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit malorka. at least least five people were killed in the quake and several buildings were damaged. we'll continue to follow the story and bring you more as we get it. >> iran today, three berkeley hikers' trial was set to start today in iran. >> the attorney in iran actually thought a verdict may come down today and they would be freed but they delayed the trial and being very tight-lipped about the reason why. >> the es tee have espionage trial was supposed to begin today. but they were never brought to court from their prison cells.
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iranian officials gave no explanation. sarah shourd was supposed to appear in court but is not going back to iran to ties charges. she was the only one granted bail and now suffers from post-traumatic stress. >> we are worried about their mental health because of the extreme prolonged detention and isolation. we don't even know if they are alive. we haven't seen any indication of them for three months. >> iran is well aware she wouldn't show up today so she believes that is not the reason for the palace minute trial delay. they arrested them two years along the border, accusing them of spying. the three say they were hiking and accidentally wandered into the country. since shore's release two men have made a court appearance last february to plead not guilty but the attorney has not
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seen them or talked to them since then. in a statement the family said we are more deeply concerned for their health and welfare as a result of their non-appearance. their unexplained absence from the hearing and fact the lawyer continues to be denied access to shane and josh is extremely troubling. >> if they are found guilty of espionage, the sentence could range ten years in prison to the death penalty. shourd says there a petition to free both men at a website. napa city water officials say the tap water is okay to drink. 20,000 residents have been facing low water pressure and dirty looking water ever since a water pipe broke last night. officials say the colored water is caused by sediments in pipes. >> joggers beware, still ahead,
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bizarre assault that has livermore police scratching their ended. >> and women came forward today to testify on reports of decades of sexual abuse and rape by peace corps officials. >> and it was supposed to make the drive faster. why are east bay commuters fuming about the 680 express toll lane? you can see
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepwor peace corps is testifying on
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capitol hill over it's handling by rape allegations by female volunteers. today one woman after another came forward accusing peace corps officials of decades of outrageous behavior. after they were sexually assaulted they were verbally abused by peace corps supervisors. carol endured a 15-hour ordeal. >> for a long time, i prayed to live and after that i prayed to die. >> a peace corps assigned me to a counselor that made me write down everything that i did wrong. >> they say the policy is not to blame volunteers but the agency's current training videos seem to do that with victims appearing on camera to describe what they supposedly had done wrong to bring on their attacker. >> next story is about somebody
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really weird. they are looking for a man that yanks down the pants of female joggers. most of those crimes took place in residential areas near patterson pass and mines road. the description of attacker varies. they were not sexually assaulted but they are advising women in the area please be aware of their surroundings. >> many commuters are expressing their discontent of the express lane on 680. it opened last fall. the toll varies depending on time of day. numbers show morning commuters in express lane only save one minute on the 14-mile stretch. drivers say $38 million project made congestion worse. caltrans says it takes time to get through the adjustment period and reap the benefits. >> mike nicco has the forecast.
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is summer here ever? >> clouds today and definitely making the airways slow. flight arrival delays about an hour into sfo. by summer, warmer weather you can see on the bottom, cooler days. that could be entire forecast. the man who survived a terrible accident after two metal pipes went straight through his head. >> also, security flaw. privacy problems now wanting to unfriend facebook. create my oasis.
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marcy: ok, romantic garden? bree: oh, is there a castle nearby? marcy: no, but there's a charming farmhouse. bree: right next to my posh castle! i'm sensing a theme here. well, i am the queen, dear sister. bride and groom at the royal wedding in great britain certainly got a lot of attention. now you can own one for the right price. the dress is going to be auctioned off of ebay.
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sara ferguson's money will go to towards unicef. it comes from london hat maker that creations can cost around $3300. >> that is a hat? how about that. >> it looks like a mechanical device that opens cans or something -- sore. >> still always breezy. >> i thought it looked like something different. >> good morning, looking at the clouds over emeryville to the northeast. you are seek the east bay hills still covered in clouds. how about another picture, looking at at&t park, cloudy and breezy and quite chilly for the game. game two diamondbacks, 1-0 as lincecum pitched quite a game. you see the clouds starting to dissipate in the north bay and
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east bay valleys but pretty stubborn out to the bay shore. then we have high clouds that will give us sunshine. fairfield, los gatos already in the 60s, most of us in the mid to upper 50s. monterey bay, low to mid 50s and upper 50s toward gilroy and salinas. so much cooler breezes and temperatures are going to drop compared to yesterday. clouds will return and just minimum patches of drizzle. saturday night, sunday, monday and tuesday chances of rain, about four days in a row. san francisco, one degree warmer but oakland two, fremont and santa rosa 4 and concord, 11 degrees cooler. sun will set at about 8:08 this evening. here is a look at the cold front that will change the steering currents. you can see the clouds being
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pushed in and that is pushing at the coast yesterday all the way to our inland valleys. behind this cold front, there is actually dry air so the sun will come out and it could be brighter and warmer tomorrow even though we're on the colder side of that front. san jose campbell, 68 degrees. 59, millbrae. look at the coast, mid-50s. upper 50s downtown san francisco and also sausalito. throw mid-60s through most of the north bay valleys. 59 in berkeley. low to mid 50s for the rest of east bay shore. mid to upper 60s in in east bay valleys. 70 in antioch. 58 back in mopt layer. cool along the coast. showers up around eureka. sunny and 51 in tahoe and 71 in l.a. quick look at the giants forecast, diamondbacks in town,
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54 degrees. breezy conditions and dropping down to 52. tomorrow we'll be about four degrees warmer and then we'll see more clouds and friday that sea breeze will make it cool once again like today. cold front will drop our temperatures more over the weekend and showers, thunderstorms will be thrown in sunday and possibly monday with another chance of rain on tuesday. thank you. >> las vegas man who survived a metal pipe cutting through his head is sharing his story. we want to warn you some of these images may be disturbing. this x-ray of andrew was taken after he arrived at the hospital. a two inch thick ran through his fence and drove into a fence last november. he still has scars and missing teeth. he is thankful for the work of his doctors. >> went through a yard and a
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pipe on chain link fence came through the windshield, went through my face and came out of the back side of my head. it's a real humbling experience, i should have died. >> doctors say he was lucky that his blood vessels were compressed and not torn. >> facebook says it has fixed a security flaw that made personal information available to advertisers. security firm first reported the problem and it appears to be accidental. the issue affected close to hundred thousand facebook applications, and report says it's possible advertisers did not realize they had the ability to access information. they did not any other information being shared with unauthorized third parties. appreciate the easy days, are what keep me coming back for more. [goat sounds] and the customer says, on the carpet." what? gonna be difficult. don't tell me about a dog. a day care full of kids, house chickens. call a day's work. call 1-800-steemer
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today at 4:00, fergie talks about going from royalty to the real world. then at 5:00, how problems in your marriage can translate into
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sleep issues. and google, it may have to shut down in one of the biggest overseas offices. >> how would you like a car that drives itself. >> google is lobbying lawmakers in nevada to legalize these vehicles. they have test driven the robotic cars more than 140,000 miles on california roads including highway 1 between san francisco and los angeles. >> since the car drives itself they are asking for an exemption that would allow occupants to text while sitting behind the wheel. >> thanks for joining us. >> bye-bye. hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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