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check out this beautiful sunrise this morning. as we look awfully windy. mount tamalpais. the winds are the big story today. lesser extent tomorrow. rain rolls in the forecast on wednesday. i'll have an update. >> just a beautiful shot. unfortunately, a new crash in oakland. northblw 880 and 16 avenue. c.h.p. is en route right now. also look out for windy conditions across the bay
bridge. live shot of the toll plaza shows a minor delay. >> i'm amy hollyfield live in martinez. a baby that disappeared over the weekend has been found, yet many questions still remain. >> at least four people have been hospitalized after a riot involving nearly 150 inmates at san quentin. >> i'm tomas roman at san francisco general hospital, where 42-year-old bryan stow remains in critical condition. los angeles police say they have the main suspect in the beating that left him in a coma since march 31. i'll have more on the suspect and the arrest coming up. >> good monday morning. 6:01 a.m. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. the top story, contra costa county investigators are trying to unravel a baffling baby mystery. they confirmed this morning a 4-year-old baby girl who vanished from her bassinet for more than 18 hours this weekend is safe. abc7's amy hollyfield is live at the martinez at the sheriff office with new
information. amy? >> reporter: well, the sheriff department is confirming that the baby has been found. the detective on the case isn't releasing any more information. they haven't even said if the baby is okay. 4-month-old ramy gallego disappeared some time saturday night or early sunday morning from her knightsen home. the parents said they put the baby to bed saturday night in the bassinet in their master bedroom and checked on her at 6:00 a.m. and she was gone. the parents called the sheriff office 6:20 yesterday morning. the parents are convinced someone came in the house and snatched the baby. >> that is the only thing that it could be. kristen and rudy are not that type of people. seem say weren't you watching your kid? it was right next to you. he said the same thing. you are probably asking how could it happen but someone came in the house and took the baby. >> investigators interviewed
the parents at the sheriff's office yesterday. they say that is standard procedure. the parents are considered witnesses and not suspects. they are treating this as missing person case, not abduction. now they are saying that the baby has been found. that is the only detail they're releasing. they haven't said anything else. i don't know if they're too busy or being guarded with the information. as details are trying to get sorted for you. stay with us. the story is still developing. live in martinez, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thank you. 6:03 now. the family of the giants fan severely beaten outside dodger stadium will hold a news conference this morning in the wake of the arrest of the suspect police are calling the primary aggressor. abc7's tomas roman has the latest live from san francisco general hospital. that is where the victim bryan stow is being treated. toma? >> reporter: that's right. 42-year-old bryan stow is still here at san francisco general hospital in critical condition. los angeles police say they have the main suspect in his
brutal beating. it happened march 31 in a giants-dodgers opener in los angeles. it comes after 6,000-hour investigation over the past seven weeks. the los angeles police raided apartment in east hollywood complex yesterday morning and arrested 31-year-old reputed gang member and exconvict giovanni ramirez seen in the sketch. a tip from the parole agent led to trigger the arrest after seven-week investigation. news of the arrest of the suspect in bryan stow's brutal beating at dodger stadium march 31 was welcome by stow's sister and the los angeles police. >> i got a phone call from the chief of operations earl pacinger and he said the words i've been quiting for, for seven weeks. he said we have bryan's assault suspect in custody. >> i can't even tell you the emotions going through right now. to be excited is the least we can say. we don't know what we are
feeling. >> stow is in critical condition. doctors hope to reduce the anti-seizure medication to reassess the brain damage. recently he opened his eyes, his long-term recovery remains uncertain. the los angeles police have a $250,000 award leading to arrest of one other man and driver of get-away car that occurred in the beating. $250,000 reward for the suspects in the beating. the stow family will hold a news conference at san francisco general hospital at 11:00 to talk about the arrest and possibly stow's condition. reporting live at san francisco general hospital, i'm tomas roman, abc7 news. >> thank you so much. san quentin prison is on lockdown after a riot at the maximum security facility injured at least four men. it broke out last night in the prison dining hall and 200 inmates were involved.
guards stopped the brawl using non-lethal bullets and pepper spray. in the aftermath they found ten weapons made by inmates. no word what sparked the riot or condition of the inmates. no guards were hurt. >> hours from now, vallejo man who tried to force his way to a cockpit of a san francisco-bound airliner is due back in court. 28-year-old almarisi has been in custody since he was tackled by an american airlines flight attendant on may 7. a federal judge refused to let him post bail at the court appearance. today he is scheduled to appear at evidence hearing. he faces charges of interfering with a flight crew. witnesses say he jumped up and rushed toward the cockpit shouting "god is great" in arabic. fire investigators now say a fire explosion that blew up an apartment unit in livermore this weekend may be linked to illegal drug activity. despite the finding, investigators say they haven't determined the exact cause of the explosion.
it happened around 5:00 saturday evening in downtown livermore. three people inside the apartment, two men and a woman suffered severe burns and are listed in critical conditio condition. 6:07. time to look at the weather forecast. beautiful sunrise from mount tam. lovely purple colors. >> from inside. >> from inside. >> where it's not windy. >> breezy outside. look, there it is. mike? >> pretty. >> you could stare at it for two hours but you'd miss out on news and weather and everything else going on. let's talk about what is going on. you don't see winds, but you see clouds. that is low pressure moving across. this is kicking up winds. let's go to 11:00 last night, gusting up to 31 at s.f.o. 35 oakland. 25 to 30 in novato and hayward. we had a lull in that.
still 35 at s.f.o. ten at hayward. gusty at half moon bay and 22. i expect the winds come up again when the sun starts to heat the air. low 50s for the rest of us right now. we head to the afternoon hours. the temperatures are below average again. around the bay shore in mid-to-upper 60s. inland, upper 60s to low 70s. the coast is where the winds are fastest. they will taper this afternoon. focus to rain on wednesday. cooler than average weather for saturday and sunday. i think frances has a new accident. she has details. >> oakland, northbound 880. c.h.p. is on the way now. if you notice at the scene, a little yellow. that is where the traffic is a little bit slow. as you approach the crash, blocking the second lane from the left. no injuries reported. i am hoping once the c.h.p.
gets there, they will clear it out of the way quickly. talk about the wind as well. so you find it across the altamont pass. driving out of tracy, or in to tracy. there are pockets now you are under the speed limit under 40 miles per hour indicated by yellowful look out for windy conditions as well across the san mateo bridge and bay bridge. eric, kristen? >> thank you. 6:09. >> just ahead. bosh home of a high profile rape suspect becomes a tourist destination. >> from controversy to celebration. sign of acceptance in san jose. >> the technical difficulty
look at your it is. suckometer. oh, i just quit smoking, and the cravings really suck after a meal. okay. ding! [ male announcer ] quitting sucks. nicorette makes it suck less, doubling your chances of s scessss good morning. 6:13 on the abc7 morning news. you are looking at devastation in joplin, missouri. or you were. from the air. 30% by one estimate of the south end of town has been destroyed. there have been 89 deaths here. by the way, joplin is 150 miles to the south of kansas city, missouri, on the western part of the state. all right. in other news, vietnamese community unveiled signage welcoming the world to little saigon. it was unveiled this past weekend. private donations paid for it naming the area little saigon ignited a huge
controversy four years ago. councilwoman suggested to call it a business district and that caused to recall. the councilwoman kept her seat. the former president of the international monetary fund is under house arrest in luxury high-rise in lower manhattan. this weekend, open-top tour buses made round. he is accused of assaulting a maid in posh hotel in new york and he denies the allegations. elementary school students at mesa verde in arizona attended a special school session to ask questions of two of "endeavor" astronauts. the students were classmate
of 9-year-old christina taylor green. she was the youngest of six people killed in january shooting rampage that also severely wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords. giffords' husband mark kelly is the shuttle endeavor commanderer. he told the kids the crew will sign one of their yearbooks they brought in space. >> my question is what is the most interesting or exciting thing you have seen in space? >> i can see the stars and the moon. the most exciting thing i've seen up here is planet earth. >> the astronauts talked about the technical difficulties that cut the spacewalk short yesterday. a bolt floated away and washer was stuck in a crevice working on the space station solar panels. because of these problems the spacewalk took longer than expected and they only got part of the lube job done and they will finish the work tomorrow. >> oops, we can do it again
tomorrow. >> that's right. it was an oops. we will look at joplin and the devastation there. >> yeah, absolutely. another storm bearing down. >> i want to mention one thing, as i was reading about the devastation, the fire chief says maybe 20 to 30% of the town has been damaged or destroyed. including his house was destroyed. >> hit close to home. >> too bad. recovering from one that hit three years ago, not that bad but it was bad back then. show you what is going on here. it's quiet here as far as we have clouds, mid-to-upper level clouds. no rain falling from those. area of low pressure that is kicking up all the winds kicking up the cloud cover this morning. the rain rolls back in the forecast wednesday. today, we'll be dry. this is southeast kansas. northeast oklahoma. arkansas. this is missouri. right there is joplin.
the storm has been heading southeast more over the last hour or so. instead of due east to joplin. if you see the white and black it usually means baseball-size hail. it looks like it will rain heavily on them. they will get smaller size hail. the worst of the storm moves south. they are still dealing with the storm as they clean up to get their lives back together. devastating with a one-two punch. for us, quieter as far as that is concerned. we still have breezes but they will taper a little bit tonight. so let's focus in on if you are leaving now. livermore, low to mid-50s for rust of us. inland, extreme. 54 in salinas high end. 41 in low end. highlights, breezy today. cooler than average afternoon temperatures. the coolest days likely wednesday. the extented for now looks dry. it will be cooler than average again.
cold front this weekend. i look like it will pass to us the north and miss us with rain. for now. mid-to-upper 60s in south bay. we have mid-60s on peninsula. san mateo, around 65 degrees. even with the sunshine, breezes keep us in mid-to-upper 50s on the coast. mid-60s downtown south san francisco. saucelito, san rafael. upper 60s to low 70s through north bay valley. even with the sunshine at your beaches, winds keep you in the mid-to-upper 50s. mid-to-upper 60s in east bay shore. oakland, 68. upper 60s. dublin, pleasanton. low 70s for the rest of the east bay valley. same temperatures in morgan hill, gilroy and hollister. 60 at monterey. rest of the bay with sunshine, 60s. tonight, less cloud cover and winds, 40s. upper 40s to low 50s for the rest of us. a look at the area of low pressure that moves through. it's so close to the high the pressure gradient creates wind now. we turn the attention to this area of low pressure out here. cold front. this is the wet weather that will move in wednesday.
look for it to move in north bay wednesday. head golden gate by noon. rest of us will get light rain in the afternoon. temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. the warmest days are thursday and friday before the next cool front for saturday and sunday. all right, frances. you have new delays. >> yeah, we are getting word of a mechanical problem for the alameda harbor bay ferry. they canceled themy service for the morning commute. you may want to consider the alameda-oakland ferry or bart heading to san francisco. other menace traz it systems -- other mass transit systems with no delays. we have a crash at northbound 880 an 16 avenue where two left lanes are blocked. traffic isf'ú slowing down approaching the scene. consider 580 as detour as well. not a horrible delay. check out the bay bridge toll plaza where you want both hands across the wheel because of the wind advisory for the span. the toll plaza only minor wait for cash-paying lane.
80 in berkeley, slowing down. westbound under the speed limit near berkeley. this is a live shot of 680 in walnut creek. no major accidents on the peninsula but if it changes we'll post it on the website abc7news.com. >> eric, kristen? >> thank you. only three more episodes before oprah goes off the air this week. yeah, but before she signs off she will reflect on the legacy she leaves behind. on tuesday, 7:30 p.m., abc7 will air a special called "oprah looks back: 25 years of the oprah winfrey show." oprah's time show airs wednesday at 4:00. reminder, our new 4:00 p.m. news with carolyn johnson and larry beil debuts on air thursday. if you'd like a sneak peek, you can see it streaming online already at abc7news.com today at 4:00 p.m.
diplomatic service. the palo alto based social networking giant is creating a state department to represent country with cultures. net work of ambassadors will be hired from india to ireland to monitor the political landscape and make themselves available to comment on tech issues. 70% of facebook's 600 million users live outside the u.s. the most talked about hat at last month's royal wedding has fetched a pretty penny. princess beatrice blush-colored hat sold for $131,000 in ebay auction. it's creation of a renowned london hat-maker whose designs can cost $3300. the 22-year-old granddaughter of green elizabeth ii put the creation on sale to raise money for charity. >> now that you got it, where are you going to wear it? [ laughter ] >> antlers. why san bruno residents
are told to expect smell of natural gas today. >> sorry, you're still here? an oakland pastor and his reaction after doomsday prediction didn't come true. latest in the trail of destruction left in the wake of the deadliest tornado to hit the u.s. in more than 50 years. >> right now, we have flight arrival delays in laguardia. everybody else is quiet. the big swath of yellow is where the severe weather is possible today. delays will devevevevevevevevevp
you by mancini sleepworld. good morning. 6:30. opening bell ringing to start trading day this monday. stock futures took a steep dive warning after the finance of other european countries, triggered fear that the europe debt crisis is worsening. euro dipped to the lowest level in two months. we go live to the new york stock exchange coming up in 15 minutes. >> a baby that vanished for more than 18 hours from her parent's home has been found. while the child is safe, the mystery is far from over. there is still no word on where the 4-month-old baby has been or how she disappeared. abc7's amy hollyfield is live at the contra costa sheriff department. amy? >> reporter: an unusual case. the baby has facebook page dedicated to her disaperience and the message on there says the baby was found safe. facebook page will remain up until there is news about whether someone will be
charged with the kidnapping. the sheriff department is not saying a word. the deplies launched an aggressive investigation yesterday morning when the baby was reported missing. 4-month-old ramy gallego disappeared sunday morning. or sometime overnight. her parents said they put her to bed around 10:00 in their knightsen home. they put her to bed in a bassinet in her bedroom and checked on her at 6:00 a.m. and said she was gone. friends rushed to their side. >> i feel like i'm in a bad dream. i can't imagine waking up to nurse my baby and her not being in there. >> parents were convinced yesterday that someone came in the home and took little ramy. police yesterday interviewed the parents, which is standard procedure they say. they consider them witnesses not suspects. they treated it as missing person case, not child abduction case.
this morning, the report the baby has been found. the detective hasn't said more information. live in martinez, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thank you. >> we are expecting the highway patrol to release more information about hit-and-run accident that killed pedestrian on the freeway. it happened after midnight on 880 in oakland. six witnesses reported seeing a man crawling across the freeway in fruit veil area south of park street. the man was hit by more than one vehicle and no one stopped. the freeway was shut down until 2:00 a.m. we're still here, you're still here. an oakland man was wrong. doomsday prophet harold camping now says he is shocked and flabbergastered his prediction of armageddon on saturday didn't prove true. he told abc news off-camera he doesn't understand what went wrong.
he calculated the rapture would occur at 6:00 p.m. saturday. he spent thousands of dollars to spread the word on billboard and posters. some say camping owes the public an apology. pg&e plans to start a gas line pressure test. this time people in south san francisco and san bruno are being warned they may smell natural gas in the testing. they ordered the test in response to last september san bruno tragedy when gas line explosion killed eight people and destroyed homes. the testing began two weeks ago in mountain view. they found no weakness of the pipe. this morning, don't be surprised if you hear the sound of chain saws. the high winds today with
crews getting ready to cut down trees today. you can see a falling tree is dangling on the power lines near colton and diaz. power crews are there waiting for power to be cut off before they try to remove it. another tree landed on lake merced boulevard last night. thankfully, it didn't hilt any cars. another tree smashed in cab of a pick-up truck. along 16th avenue in richmond district in san francisco. nobody was hurt. the power of the winds yesterday. and this morning. >> we find out which trees are weak. especially after a rain. 6:34. >> we talked and friday it would be gusty yesterday and today. go back to 11:00 last night, and good morning. s.f.o., oakland.
sfo is the big winner if you will, gusting to 35 miles per hour now. everybody else less than 25. half moon bay at 22. everybody else under that is less than 16, except for novato at 16. hayward ten. oakland about 12. it calmed down considerably. as the afternoon unfolds and the sunshine warms the ground, we'll see the winds pick up again. especially starting around 11:00 and through probably 5:00. right now, the temperatures are in the 40s and 50s. we have more sunshine heading to the noon hour. mid-to-upper 50s throughout the bay shore and coast. 60s showing up inland. by 4:00, off the day's highs. north bay and south bay with upper 60s to low 70s in east bay valley. 58 in half moon bay. accuweather seven-day forecast -- it won't be as breezy tomorrow. temperatures are a lot like today.
we have rain wednesday. coolest weather in forecast. warmer thursday and friday before another cool front drops us saturday and sunday. it may take time to get somewhere. >> from the east bay. the alameda harbor bay ferry service announced that there is no service for today. there is damage to the barge for the weekend and they canceled service for whole day. consider the alameda oakland ferry from bart or east bay to san francisco. there is a delay oakland northbound 880 approaching 16th avenue. this is starting to recover but there are pocket of red where the traffic is moving under 20 miles per hour approaching the scene. 580 looking good out of san leandroment we have been talking about the windy conditions. you will find them across
580 -- or on the 580 drive through the altamont pass. bay bridge, a minor wait. this is interstate berkeley. if you head to bay bridge keep both hands on the bridge. no trouble on east shore freeway. >> thank you for the advice. 6:37. trading is underway now on wall street. we have a live report from the new york stock exchange straight ahead. a live look at the big board right now. down, down quite a bit. you can see down 156 points already. >> also, what two bay area hikers imprisoned in iran have now been allowed to do for just the third time since they were imprisoned more than two years ago. >> a look at the damage done by what is now called a single deadliest u.s. tornado since 1953. why officials still don't know how bad things really are. i'm tomas roman at san francisco general hospital where 42-year-old paramedic and father of two, bryan
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country. mainly in california. spilling in nevada. as we head through the afternoon, look for that to continue. eureka 57. tahoe 55. we have cooler weather in central valley. low to mid-60s in big sur and san diego. los angeles, 68. palm spring is warmest at 83. eric has more news. >> thank you. if you ever wondered what it's like to come home from war, you are about to meet a marine corps veteran who went to the first gulf war in 1991 and brought inescapable memories back home with him. since then he put memories good and bad down so he can remember them. not on paper, but on ceramics. >> i'm going to throw some cups. >> this is artist aaron tool. this is what he calls "throwing cups." in the home studio he fashions a blob of clay to the beverage cups with a message. >> for me, having been in the marine corps and served in 1991 gulf war, i feel,
you know, i have to talk about issues of war and violence. >> every cup features a design somehow related to war or weapons, violence and the military. but he doesn't sell them. he gives them away. more than 10,000 so far. >> my wife calls me work "war awareness art." >> aaron was a military policeman with the first marine division in operation desert storm where he saw the fear, violence and chaos of combat. it's also where he decided that the american public should see what it's like before they send young men and women off to war. >> i don't care so much whether you are for or against the war. but that you are ignorant of what is happening. or ignorant of your war in it. >> he tries to avoid labels like "pro" or "anti-war." and wants to get rid of the notion of romantic concept of war. he says it's horrible scene of death, dying, maiming. it's hard to categorize.
it's political, not partisan. in your face but not obnoxious. designs range from battleship from the high seas to a wounded man surrounded by colleagues. or an ad for a german submarine gun used for close quarters combat. it is reasonable to ask if it's theory for self-help for a mantra matized by war. he says no -- for a man traumatized by war. he says no. >> if it's therapy, it's not working that well. >> not everybody buys in his vision. >> they don't want to deal with the cup, they don't want to deal with the image. that is too much. they can't accept the cup. they don't want to have that in their physical space. >> he says he is not talking about the service members or their families. the reaction comes from people who want americas out of the war if in iraq and afghanistan. want them out now. >> for the third time in two years, two bay area hikers imprisoned in iran have been allowed to call their
families. mother of shane bauer and josh fattal say they spoke to their sons for four minute each. bauer and fattal and former prisoner sarah shourd were allowed to meet briefly with iran last may. this is only the third phone call between the mothers and sons in two years. the trial for the men accused of spying was supposed to begin two weeks ago and was put off with no explanation. >> steep drop for the dow out of the gate this morning. >> get the latest update from bloomberg reporter jane king at the tnew york stock exchange. what is driving this? >> it's europe this morning. we talked about it, it's kind of faded from the headlines but it is back again. we are worried because the crisis seems to be mounting here. a lot of countries to worry about. there is warning they may downgrade italy debt.
spain's party. that is not helping. more talk that greece will default. the bank stock in the u.s. hurting as a result. we have boeing lower. analysts forecasting more delays with the newest jumbo jet. let's check out numbers at the moment. the dow is down 150 points or so. the s&p and nasdaq everything is trading well over 1% lower. bloomberg silicon valley index down 1.5% at the moment. a bunch of stories on apple. the maker of ipad says it has a week of inventory to allow plant for shut for safety check after explosion in china that killed three workers and injured a bunch more. "usa today" says apple dedicated ipad next to product and stores nationwide with the ipad app to answer questions about the product. dell is getting ready to unveil a $999 laptop to compete with the apple mac book. the "wall street journal" pointed out dell previous efforts to expand in businesses like music players failed. live at the new york stock
exchange, i'm jane king. bloomberg news. >> thank you. smoke, steam and ash are rising to the air from a volcano in iceland. now the european union is warning that ash could soon affect air space over britain and ireland. you can see how this is affecting iceland. iceland closed the main international airport because of the ash in the air. some flights in greenland have been canceled. >> they don't think the flights will be grounded last like year when another volcano in iceland erupted. 89 people are dead in joplin, missouri, after a killer tornado destroyed a third of the city. storm-chaser captured vid yoef of a twist they're measured half of a mile wide. >> there it is. there it is.
that is a monster tornado. >> only after the sun came up did it become evident how bad the destruction is. the tornado ripped to a hospital with 400 patients inside. levelled just about everything in the path as it cut a swath through the city six miles long. 2,000 buildings are danieled or destroyed -- are damaged or destroyed. the tornado sirens gave residents 20 minute warning to take shelter. listen to the sound a family recorded as they huddled in a dark storm cellar while the tornado ravaged the home overhead. [ wind ] >> meteorologist sam champion of "good morning america" will have more live from joplin, in a special edition of "g.m.a." coming up after our newscast at 7:00. i don't know about you, but not seeing any video, just hearing the sounds there made it even that much more frightening.
>> use your imagination. >> yeah. >> that took me to the opening scene of "twister." that sounded even worse. that was amazing. yeah. anyway, we'll move on and talk about what is going on out there now. another storm is bearing down. unfortunately, on joplin. the strongest part of the storm is heading south. they are in the hailstorm. the storm produced 70 miles per hour and golfball size hail and is moving through joplin now. it is moving slowly. you can see in the last hurt or so, hugging the kansas border. that is kansas and oklahoma you see there. then it is moving to missouri, joplin right now. severe weather is possible across a lot of the country from the high plain to ohio river valley. take a look outside. we feel for those folks. breezy from mount tamalpais. kicking up clouds.
no rain in the forecast today. talk about the temperatures as you step out. we will get to the rain in the forecast. all right, in the upper 40s, north bay valley to livermore. low to mid-50 for rest of us. inland, 41 at gilroy. 54 at salinas. breezy today. cooler than average. the coolest day is wednesday. the extended for now looks dry. cooler than average again over the weekend. for today, one degree cooler in oakland. san francisco is two. napa six. san jose, eight. livermore, redwood city, 9 degrees cooler than average. sun will set at 8:19. it will be breezy all day with the upper 60s to low 70s in east bay. it could be windy at times along the east bay shore. gusts could get up to 30 miles per hour. mid-to-upper 60s for you. breezy in the south bay with the mid-60s to 70 in los gatos. breezy and mid-to-upper 60s along the peninsula with the windy conditions at the coast. mid-to-upper 50s. mid-60s in downtown and south san francisco along with saucelito and san rafael. upper 60s to low 70s through
the valley. 60 in monterey. 68 in wattsonville. 72 in gilroy. tonight temperature, not as breezy or cloudy. mid-40s to 50. low is passing through and kicking up the wivendz, that's why we will see it subside after the sunset. the rain moves in the north bay 10:00 wednesday. moves out of the south bay by 5:00. we get a warming trend thursday and friday. cool again saturday and sunday. frances? >> all right, mike. check out the live pictures from sky7-hd. we heard about damage to the barge for the alameda harbor bay ferry. here is what we found. sky7-hd over the scene. you see the posts. they're actually crooked. if you notice, the walkway is also tinting to the left -- tilting from the left to the shot. that is the way the winds have been blowing there. seeing the damage occurred over the weekend. that is why they canceled service for today. we see how long it takes to fix it. the posts are tilting. there are posts at the back there. those are still straight.
so that is how we notice the difference. that was from the camera man greg in sky7-hd right now. again, the winds blowing in that direction so it could be result from the winds that happened over the weekend. okay, no service there. you may want to consider as an alternate bart. so far, they are reporting no delays. or the alameda oakland ferry. service is running normally. and also, there is a wind advisory for altamont pass. to livermore. where the traffic is sluggish. the normal delays as you make your way to pleasanton. no delays yet at the bay bridge toll plaza but a wind advisory for bay bridge still in effect. the san mateo bridge. go to abc7news.com for more info. eric? >> all right. thank you, frances. 6:52 now. very good news for drivers just in time for the memorial day weekend. gas prices dropped 9 cents in the past two weeks. the lundberg survey shows national average for gallon of unleaded is $3.97.
in california, of course, we're higher than that. $4.03 in fresno. highest price in the state is in san francisco. what a surprise. $4.17. highest gas prices in the nation, this is a surprise. chicago! $4.38 a gallon. experts say weak economic data and the european debt crisis has traders concerned about demand which is pushing the prices lower. today, the makers of bayer aspirin trying to make something that is already good better. today introduced a new aspirin formula. they say works twice as fast. they call it pro-release technology. micro particles of one-tenth the size of regular aspirin dissolve in the bloodstream in half the time it takes regular aspirin. bayer says it developed the formula to address the number one complaint of aspirin users, it takes too long to relieve pain. 6:53 now. recapping the top stories, a baby missing for almost a day has been found. but the mystery of surrounding her disappearance continues to unravel. >> abc7's amy hollyfield is
live at the contra costa sheriff department in martinez with the latest. amy? >> well, the mother of the baby just posted on the facebook page she is on her way to southern california to pick up the baby. that's where the baby was found safe. the sheriff department has not returned phone calls or released any more information this morning except that the baby is safe. and has been found. 4-year-old ramy gallego disappeared either saturday night or early sunday morning. her parents say they put her to bed in their knightsen home 10:00 saturday night in her bassinet in the master bedroom and they checked on her sunday morning and she was gone. the parents called the sheriff office 6:20 yesterday morning. that's when the sheriff department launched an aggressive investigation. her parents were convinced that someone came in the home and snatched the baby saying a door to the home was wide open. investigators interviewed the parents yesterday saying
they considered them witnesses. not suspects. they treated this as missing person case the entire time. not kyled abduction. this morning we are seeing that the baby is safe. has been found. according to the mother, the baby is in southern california. a mystery. we are hoping to get more information on this. as the morn progress gresses. be sure and tune in to midday. we have more. info. the latest story in san francisco is covered by abc7's tomas roman who has details from san francisco general hospital. >> reporter: we are here at san francisco general hospital where 42-year-old paramedic bryan stow is in critical condition. but there is good news. los angeles police raided an apartment in the east hollywood complex early yesterday morning. they arrested 31-year-old reputed gang member and exconvict giovanni ramirez who police say closely resemble the sketch. ramirez's parole agent
triggered the arrest. bryan stow was beaten according by ramirez and two others at dodger stadium in the opening march 31. he is in the hospital remaining in critical condition. even though the father of two opened his eyes, his long-term recovery is uncertain. police are searching for another man and the female driver of the car they were in when the beating occurred. there is now a $250,000 reward for the arrest of those two individuals. now at 11:00, the stow family will be holding a news conference at san francisco general hospital. we have more on that on abc7 news at midday. reporting live from san francisco, tomas roman, abc7 news. >> thanks a lot. final check of weather and traffic. mike? >> right now, the winds are gusting the fastest around s.f.o. at 35 and 40 miles per hour. the rest of us are below 20 miles per hour. but expect those to pick up this afternoon. we are in the upper 40s to north bay. livermore.
with increasing sunshine, mid-to-upper 60s in bay shore, and south bay. low 70s inland. it's not warm at all, all seven days of the forecast. frances? >> but there are no delays at the bay bridge toll plaza. however, a wind advisory for the bay bridge, san mateo bridge, where this is also delay-free. through the altamont pass where the traffic is slow. and you will not be able to take the alameda harbor bay ferry today. service has been canceled due to damage to barge. where you just saw earlier pictures from sky7-hd. consider the alameda-oakland ferry as an alternate. >> we will. thank you very much. thank you for joining us for the abc7 morning news. >> back with a local update at 7:24. join us for midday news at