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thanks, everybody, for watching. have a great wednesday. i'm nick smith live in oakland. a 3-year-old is shot and killed in a drive-by shooting. the community and cops are fed up with an angry chief of police has to say about the crime and to those behind it. >> also, this morning, the two men charged in the beating of giants' fan bryan stow are set to be arraigned today. family members say stow is showing small signs of improvement. >> a live look downtown san francisco. notice we can see the top of the buildings. that's because the marine layer is much less today. sunshine and warm weather. i'll show you where we hit 90s today. >> sue hall in the traffic center. light at the bay bridge as you can see. we have overnight roadwork that will be picked up and we'll get you around that in
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a few minutes. >> what a difference a day makes. stocks in asia and europe post solid games after federal reserve promise to keep interest rates low. good morning, everyone. wednesday. we made it to the midm al of the -- middle of the week. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. two men will make court appearance in the drive-by shooting death of 3-year-old in oakland. police say more arrests will be coming. nick smith is live at the shooting scene at 64 and international. next? >> kristen, take a look at the memorial behind me that helps to paint the picture how moved the community was. sources tell us that two people arrested in pittsburgh are connected to the investigation of the drive-time shooting that took the life of 3-year-old carlos nava. he was caught in the crossfire bullet picking up pizza with his mother. the senseless death affected the community because of the brazen nature of the act in
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broad daylight on busy international boulevard. police have been working around the clock to find the suspects that fired the shots that hit the 3-year-old. >> the people may not like what i'm about to say. i really don't care. but it takes, it takes an animal to take a life of a 3-year-old baby on the street in the middle of the day. there is too many valuable lives that look like us, losing their life on the street every day. >> police in crime stoppers are offering a reward up to $40,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. back here live, you can see that the number of teddy bears and lit candles has grown. what we do know is police tell us they expect to have the investigation wrapped up in 36 to 48 hours. we're live in oakland, nick smith, abc7 news. >> thank you. 4:32 now. two men accused of attacking
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and beating bryan stow are scheduled to be in court. they should be arraigned on felony charges including mayhem and asought and battery. last night, a santa monica comedy club held a fundraiser. comedy for a cause helped money to help the stow family pay bryan stow's medical bills. vicious attack on opening day left stow in a coma for weeks. his mother attended last night's rundraiser. >> oh, my gosh, we have seen humanity the way god meant humanity to be. we're so moved by this. >> we love l.a. >> stow remains hospitalized at s.f. general with a traumatic brain injury. overseas markets are showing strength following the federal reserve announcement that u.s. interest rates will remain low. there is renewed confidence on wall street following yesterday's big rebound. abc karen traverse has more on the fed's decision. >> reporter: asian's market
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came roaring back spurred by yesterday's soar on wall street. >> look at the stock markets. >> reporter: yesterday, unprecedented pledge from the federal reserve to keep the key interest at the record low, near zero, for two more years. it was much-needed welcome news on wall street. the dow surged more than 429 points. it's biggest one-day gain since march 2009. the tenth biggest gain in history. the fed didn't commit to a third round of treasury bond purchases. stimulus spending by the central bank that spurred market rallies last year. investors still like what they heard. >> they read the statement at first and said they didn't do anything. then they looked at it more and said maybe they threw us a bone. >> reporter: the fed said yesterday it believes the economic recovery is considerably slower than expected. as evidence, it pointed to lack of robust hiring, pointing to spending and struggling housing market. analysts say they don't sense a second recession is coming but it doesn't mean
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things are rosy. >> when you have sub-par economic growth it can feel like a recession. >> the feeling on wall street trickles to main street. >> everybody is scared. the market is up and down. nobody knows what is going to happen. >> the only thing going well this year was the market. then the rest of the economy will probably falter as well. >> reporter: the roller coaster ride is likely to continue. analysts say hold on tight and look for opportunities to buy when stocks are down. karen travers, abc news, washington. the turmoil on wall street cost the california public employees retirement system $18 billion. the value of calpers stock portfolio lost 7.6% since july 1 but made back some of the losses in yesterday's rebound. calpers is the nation's largest public pension fund. they see the stock market decline as a chance to hunt for stocks at bargain prices. 4:35 now. the san jose city council voted to keep paying city employees indefinitely when
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they are called up at the military reservist. media partner, the "san jose mercury news" reports recent audit recommended a time cap on how long the city would subsidize a tour of duty for city reservists. they recommended restricting employee to five-year subsidized leave. yesterday, the city council voted unanimously to extend the military leave program indefinitely without any limit on how long soldiers can be away from their city jobs and still get the equivalent of the full city salaries. the redwood city fire department is asking property owners to check the water, sprinkler and the pipe system every day to make sure they're intact. that's because 18 sandpipe fixtures have been stolen in the redwood city/san carlos area this summer to be resold as scrap metal. the fire marshal says without the fittings it take longer for firefighters to get water on to a fire that puts the lives and property at risk. the stolen parts are made of brass, bronze or iron.
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the man charged in a hit-and-run accident that critically injured a 9-year-old boy, phillies fan in san francisco is free on bail this morning. andrew alan vargas is expected to be arraigned tomorrow on felony drunk driving and hit-and-run charges. he was caught in hayward last thursday night, a few hours after police say he hit ryan white at the corner of mission and new montgomery street. it happened as white's family walked back to the hotel after the phillies-giants game. the whites live near philadelphia. white suffered a brain injury along with several broken bone and lacerated liver. his condition has been upgraded from cit the serious. in -- critical to serious. in a statement the parents said we'd like to extend our deep gratitude for the people of san francisco for the outpouring of support and sympathy for our son ryan. bart is keeping extra computer equipment on hand until it figures out what triggered a computer glitch that brought trains to a
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halt monday night. thousands of passengers were left stranded and bart says the control center stopped receiving information from the trackside computers located throughout the system. engineers had to reboot a main server to restore service. it took three-and-a-half hours to get service back to normal. bart says it could be weeks before the technicians can pinpoint the root cause of the glitch. sue hall following how bart is doing this morning. meantime, if you are following the weather, look outside, it's clearer, huh? >> yeah. the marine layer -- well, i'll let mike tell you about the marine layer. >> not as deep as it was yesterday. the clouds really pretty high. and they're thin. they'll erase quickly. sunshine and temperatures close to average for this time of year. good morning. a look at the jetstream. mainly up north again. the warmer air trying to slide in from the southeast. that's why our inland neighborhoods are the areas that will see 90s today. 61 right now in antioch. 48 in san rafael. you can see the lack of clouds there. 51 in santa rosa. mid-to-upper 50s around the
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bay shore, the coast and down to the south bay. by the afternoon hours, look for antioch, clear lake, cloverdale, ukiah, low to mid-90s there. livermore, 91. 89 in concord. 83 in san jose. mid-to-upper 70s through the bay shore. mid-to-upper 60s on the coast and san francisco and richmo richmond. we have 60s around the bay itself with stubborn clouds. 78 in hollister. take a look at the accuweather seven-day forecast. pretty warm inland again thursday, friday, but saturday and sunday we'll see a little cooling trend. temperatures may drop around 2 to 3 degrees everywhere away from the coast. quiet forecast. a lot of roadwork this morning. sue has details. >> quiet on the road. except for the roadwork this morning. taking a live look now at southbound 680 through the walnut creek area. headed toward 24. and a little farther south you will find overnight roadwork, the 680 corridor, northbound diablo road, op and offroad closed.
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al costa, and stone valley road is closed, the onramp. roadwork through san rafael this morning. once again, resurfacing project. light traffic. 101 out of novato and terra linda. earlier lanes. we mentioned bart and want to check in. no delays for any of the mass transit. kristen, eric? >> thank you very much. 4:40. >> still ahead, drugs in disguise. bay area police put out a warning about a product sold as bath salt. what they say is really inside the package. >> and sharing the ride. the plan in the works to the plan in the works to give hundred of caltrain [ male announcer ] kentucky grilled chicken. now with new bigger white meat breast pieces, marinated for juiciness. freshly seasoned and slow grilled by real cooks. just wait until you try this kentucky grilled chicken. it's that good. today tastes so good. detergent alone doesn't fully dry your dishes. it leaves spots and residue behind. add finish jet-dry and they dry two times better.
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exactly how much? we'll check in with him on that and see how the commute is going with sue hall coming up. right now, this story for you. san mateo county board of supervisors agreed to join other local agencies in taking part in the regional bicycle sharing pilot program. commuters in san mateo county could soon be able to take caltrain. check out a bike at a kiosk when they get off a train and ride the bike to work. it could then be left at another nearby kiosk. this is administered by the bay area air quality management district hopes to put 1,000 bikes in 100 kiosks. a dangerous new drug starting to show up in the east bay. it looks like a product you might add to your bath but caused extreme cases of paranoia, hallucination and death. abc7's john alston reports from livermore on the risky product that is perfectly legal. >> they're called bath salt. but police say they have it will to do with soaking in a warm tub and more to do with snorting for a quick high.
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the drug that became big on the east coast is now creeping its way to the east bay, including livermore. >> so we want to get it out to public. let them know, let parents know so they can look and make sure their children aren't involved in that. >> police believe the so-called bath salt contain synthetic compound with a similar chemical structure to illegal substances ecstasy and methamphetamine. experts say snorting the salt can cause increase blood pressure, heart rate, hallucination and difficulty breathing. poison control centers received 4,000 emergency calls nationwide and deaths have been reported. the product is advertised on the facebook page of the livermore smoke shop. manager mike patel told us he sold one sample a few months ago for $12.99 and tried to get more from a distributor. >> i heard someone told me it's not good. i heard it from somebody. i don't get it anymore. >> reporter: the bath salts are under names like zoom, bloom, white lightning, scar
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face, hurricane charlie. tanya of livermore will no have a chat with her teenage son. >> we'll do it together and he can see. >> reporter: police in livermore can't do much to stop the sale of so-called bath salt. while it's banned in other states it's perfectly legal in california. police may pay a visit to local shop to educate about the dangers of bath salt. john alston, abc news. massive crackdown brings calm to london after days of rioting. with the looting and arson spreads elsewhere. coming up, the drastic action that police are considering to stop the violence. >> also, keeping an eye on the sky. what nasa is tracking, with surveillance camera set up on northern california winery. >> and speed demon. the aircraft about to launch from california at
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check out the temperatures. still hottest around phoenix, 106. dallas, 105. notice most of the heat is stuck in oklahoma, arkansas, louisiana, and texas. we have upper 80s to mid-90s in the eastern seaboard. 68 in seattle. no delays at any of the major airports. you can see a cluster of thunderstorms around kansas city, dallas, memphis, st. louis. could be delays there. the flight track her have them. here is eric. >> all right, mike. thank you. 4:48 now. pakistani intelligence officials say 20 islamic militants are dead in an apparent u.s. drone missile attack near the afghan border. 16 of the dead were said to be afghans who belong to insurgent group fighting the u.s. the attack took place early yesterday on a house in northern tribal region. prime minister david cameron of britain says every action will be taken to restore order on the streets of britain. he says police have drawn up contingency plans including the use of water cannons if necessary. thousands of extra police
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officers were keeping a nervous peace on london streets overnight, after three straight nights of shooting oar rioting. but the mayhem spread to other cities including manchester and birmingham where hundreds of people looted stores, set fires and clashed with police. >> i can't believe this is happening. you know, i'm going to give out extreme views. why don't you just bring the army down and show these people what real guns and real bullets is all about. >> maybe some of is it the government, because there is not a lot to go for everybody. they take it away from people with nothing. >> police across the country made nearly 1,200 arrests since saturday. three people were killed when they were hit by a car. 111 police officers have been injured. there are also violent protests in chile where thousand of students took to the streets in the capital city of santiago. mass demonstrators burned cars, looted store fronts
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and threw furniture at police last night. authorities responded with tear gas and water cannon. the demonstration started peacefully until a group of masked protesters split from the main group and caused mayhem. students have been demanding fundamental changes in out chile finances public education. 23 police officers were injured and more than 273 people were detained. nasa set up more than a dozen cameras to search for the night sky for meteor showers. one is at the clem of san mateo observatory. another is at the lich observatory on mount hamilton. the cameras need to be in a rural area to get a good glimpse of the open night sky. the owner of the oaks winery allowed his land to be used for one of the cameras. >> with these three location, they are able to pinpoint the location of the meteor shower and through
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mathematics predict when the comet passed. what they are looking for is comet that could potentially strike the earth. >> images are recorded and stored in a reof computers -- row of computers. astronomers collect data every few weeks and use it for research. >> astronomers say it's a good night to see the percion meteor showers and it's considered one of spectacular celestial event. the shower won't peak until saturday night but the light of the full moon would make it hard to see. suggests watching the skies after moon-set. that is just after 3:00 a.m. the perciod delivers from 60 to 120 tiny streaks of light per hour. >> the past few nights would have been difficult but things look like it could be clearing up in time. >> if you are farther away from the coast and the bay, the better you are. especially at 3:00 in morning when the real surge of clouds come. in or above 2,000 feet, you
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should have no problem. clouds are thinner this morning. they're still out there, hugging the bay and the coast. because they're not as low, they're not as moisture-laden. look for them to retreat faster. if you are leaving the house right now. san rafael, 48 degrees. 51 at santa rosa. mid-to-upper 50s elsewhere. to 61 in antioch. as you head to monterey bay and inland, we have more clouds, and the temperatures in the low to mid-50s. all right. take look at the highlights. sunny this afternoon. seasonal temperatures. summer is here. this is the way it's supposed to be. of course, inland we think summer is in the 100s. but that's unusual. we don't see that in the forecast. a few clouds at the coast. cooling inland. we'll see some of that this weekend.
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watch the clouds in the bay. by 9:00, we are seeing retreat of the clouds. south bay, east bay valley. north bay clear. by noon, everybody clear. then clearing north to south along the coast this afternoon. 60s and 70s dominate the coast. 80s and 90s heading away from the bodies of water. a lot of 80s in south bay. cupertino, campbell, san jose, los gatos, saratoga. everybody else in the upper 70s. peninsula, low to mid-70s today. heading to the south bay. 80 in los altos. 77 in mountain view. low to mid-60s along the coast today. upper 60s for south. inland, low to mid-80s for you. around the east bay shore. 68 at richmond. low to mid-70s until you get to castro valley and fremont. upper 70s for you. we have mid-to-upper 80s for
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half to east bay valley. brentwood is warm spot at 93. mid-to-upper 80s, gilroy, morgan hill. 78 in hollister. clouds are more stubborn around the monterey bay. mid-to-upper 60s even to salinas. got a day game for the pirates. 6-nothing last night, even with two errors we won. 12:45, the first pitch at at&t park. sunny, breezy. 60. warming up to 64 degrees. now, as we head down around the rest of the state, you can see the mid-to-upper 90s through the central valleys. that's where the warmth is coming in. low to mid-70s around san diego, los angeles, sunshine around tahoe and 79. temperatures tonight, 50s with drizzle along the close. we'll be close to average the next few days. morning clouds, will give way to afternoon sunshine. good morning, sue. >> good morning, mike and everyone. we have issues with roadwork. light otherwise for your commute. go to the peninsula. 101 northbound. rollston avenue.
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onramp, willow road. university avenue. onramp construction. until 6:00. also roadwork for your dumbarton bridge. commute this early morning. eastbound and westbound between menlo park and fremont both directions. various lanes affected until 6:00 this morning. light at the bay bridge behind the toll plaza. looking at the incline heading to san francisco. not bad. no problems, stalls or accidents to report at this hour. is the website to check for all the latest traffic updates. click on bay area traffic. left side of your computer screen. kristen, eric? >> thanks a lot. san jose based delegation of student and teachers are calling for immediate action to ensure the distribution of aid to refugees of the 2010 earthquake in haiti. the group just returned from that country, and they went to the main camp in port-au-prince. they saw families living in
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run-down tents. the students said millions of humanitarian aid has not reached the refugees, 19 months after the massive quake. >> nobody should live in a tent. no one should live in tarps, or little shacks. have no water they can drink, have no jobs. >> the students say that americans need to be made aware that conditions for many refugees are worsening instead of getting better. an experimental aircraft that could reach speeds of 13,000 miles per hour, that is 20 times the speed of sound, or mach 20 is set to blast off this morning from southern california. the pentagon is testing new technology to give a vehicle capable of delivering a military strike anywhere in the world in less than an hour. the unman aircraft is called the falcon hyper sonic technology vehicle two. it will launch from van denberg air force base and sink 4,000 miles away in the
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marshall iland. to give an idea how fast the plane is, it can fly from los angeles to new york ins will than 12 minutes. >> wow. >> that's better than five hours. >> a lot of sonic booms following it, though. 4:57 is the time. coming up, police make two arrest in shooting death of a 3-year-old oakland boy. next on abc7 news at 5:00, the angry words the city's police chief has for the gunman. we have a live report. i'm tomas roman in san francisco general hospital. the two men accused of brutally beating bryan stow will be arraigned in los angeles court. meanwhile, bryan stow is slowly showing signs of recovery at the san francisco general hospital. i have more coming up. dealing with the fall-out. san francisco interim mayor defends his decision to try to keep the job. ♪ the rich aroma gets you up
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