tv ABC7 News 400PM ABC January 7, 2013 4:00pm-5:00pm PST
to go in and out that. wasn't effective. the bar pilot, meaning the person navigating ships here in the bay is being interviewed as well as the crew, all of them will be tested for drugs and alcohol. beginning. i'm live in treasure island, abc 7 news. >> we want to take a look at the conditions on the bay, when this accident took place. >> was there much fog around noon time? >> there wasn't a lot of fog, around the bay area but there was some fog near
of the bay bridge, you can see from this satellite image there was an area of fog, some of it dense on the western span of the bridge in this part of the bay in the area where the collision occurred so visibility was reduced down a quarter mile district the fact area wide it had improved. we do expect fog to become dense again, tonight. i'll give you a look in just a
>>. we're staying on top of the developing story. so we have more coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00 ask 6:00 and sending out updates as they happen through twit skbrer facebook so you're connected 24-7. >> new details just released about the officer involved shooting that took a young man's live two days after christmas. abc 7 news is live in walnut skreekcreek with the latest developments. laura? >> this day he was shot and killed here, police would not reveal what kind of weapon he held, only that he had a weapon. this afternoon, they did reveal police did, that it was a 10 inch chef knife. he was killed december 27th
just before that screaming could be heard in the background there are frantic call from the apartment he shared with a roommate and that man's girlfriend. police say when officers arrived they were immediately confronted by banta, at the top of a staircase with a knife he was scribed as agitated and refused all commands given to him by officers. officers ordered him to drop the knife, several times, mr. banta charged down the stairs towards officers with the knife in his hand. the officers fired their guns at mr. banta in self-defense. >> the purpose is to achieve closure for the family. it's difficult to understand what is going on. what could have happened. this is a young man who never had history of any ininvolvement with legal activities. >> now, banta moved here from yuba city, his friends and co-workers told abc 7 news he
was a gentle, well liked employee, very clearus about his career. now, the four officers at that leave immediately following the incident. we're told they're back on the job. tonight at 6:00 we'll hear from a neighbor that says with the you? information that he had a large knife, she still does not believe that police needed to shoot the young man. we'll have that tonight at 6:00. >> a judge ruled a suspect inx;z that mass shooting in a nursing school is not mentally fit to stand trial. >> one goh is accused f killing seven people in april. a psychiatrist determined he suffered from paranoid schizophrenia several years. investigators believe goh planned at tack over a few
yigs despite with officials. he pleaded not guilty to murder charges. judge and attorneys will decide what the next step is later this month. >> in colorado this was day one of the preliminary hearing by another accused mass murderer. hundreds of people stood in line to see james holmes arks kus fd killing 12 people, wounding 58 more in the colorado theater shooting.#éur one of the people is a relative of a victim. >> i don't want to face the devil. you know? opposed to saying i don't want to know. >> one of the officers who testified today cried on the stand, describing how he found the body of a 6-year-old. cameras were not allowed in the courtroom. you can see this artist sketch that holmes appearance changed quite a bit. the judge says that he wail lou the defense to call witnesses to testify on the mental state before deciding if this case goes to trial. >> in response to the oikos
shooting, one state laumt is intro dugs a bill focusing on restricting ammunition. >> nancy skinner talked about the bill, ab 4. the legislation would require sellers for licensed and for buyers to show identification. skinner says the bill has another purpose. >> i want to limit impulse buys. obviously, they can act on that rage instantly. we've now adressed that through gun sales. >> ab 48 would ban manufacture, sale or import of any device that allows guns to fire more thanwçoñ 10 rounds at a time. >> this is one of stofrl break the seal of the new state legislature that is historic because for the first time in 130 years, democrats have a super majority in both houses.
republicans plan to keep being what they call responsible minority. >> i think we have to trust their word and tell -- until otherwise proven. i think this is clear, it's their show. and we're going to be right there. the republicans are, reminding them all the way that they said they would work with everybody in a cooperative way. legislatures and freshman believe budget bills will take up most of the bill this session. >> police are searching for a man suspected of lighting his girlfriend on fire in the city bay view district. >> witnesses say this man, a 22-year-old dexter oliver poured gasoline on his girlfriend, then set her on fire yesterday afternoon. several people called 911 after seeing star lamar turning in jennings street. she's fighting for her flif a burn center. her sister wants to see oliver cap zpurd jailed. >> this is too easy.
you burned my sister alive, you poured gasoline on her, death is too good for him. he needs to sit in jail, thinking about what he did. >> doctors tell the family she may have to spend four to five months in the hospital. she's the mother thief young children. >> fbi will excavate a well in central california where bone fragments were nund may be connected to a northern californiaíy3v disappearance.t. site has been an investigation scene since two convicted killers known as speed freak killers reveal wrd victims were disposed. 9-year-old michaela garecht disappeared from a store in 1988. her family is waiting to see if bone fragments found could solve the case. >> police in hayward want to find hout more about the death of a man struck and killed by an amtrak train. >> witnesses say the man was pushing a bicycle when he was hit around 7:45 this morning.
the train was delayed on the journey. the coroner has not released the name of the man killed. >> billionaire larry elly.son and has racing team have been found guilty of spying on the italian team. >> team usa will have to pay just over $15,000 just pocket change for ellison, also lose five days of practice time for the america's cup. the ruling made by sailing experts. fans say spying is nothing new here, teams keep an eye on each other leading up to the america's cup. ora cell had another set back this summer, when one racing boat wrecked the cup races start this summer on san francisco bay. >> still ahead on abc news at 4:00 new fallout from the housing crisis. a chunk of change bank of america will be paying fannie mae. >> also, michael finney shows us what is powering a new wave of lap tops hitting store shelf autos taking a look at
as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios a close call today for a pilot in the passenger as board a small plane that went off the runway in san carlos, then dose dived into the bay. david louie has the story.
>> now, i'm david louie a plane is being towed after making a landing in san carlos airport. the plane was flying in from southern california. mid field. the plane ran out of runway, scraped a levy, landing in low tide. escaped unharmed. it's not known houchl damage was done to the plane. a tow truck worked to prevent possibility of fuel or oil leakage. >> it doesn't appear to be fuel leakage well. won't want to cause that by lifting the plane out improperly. and don't want to gouge the levy or do damage that could fret tleten it. >> the plane is registered to an address in scotts dale, arizona. the owner is a ceo of a logistics company. for six hours. the airport is used by private pilots and jets. faa will step in, continuing
its investigation n san carlos, abc 7 news. >>. bank of america will pay $10 million to settle claims about mortgage investment that's soured. most of the money will go towards buying back mortgage that's b of a sold to fannie mae. b of a bought countrywide in 2008. the purchase led to a series of lawsuits, fines and losses for bank of america. >> the ever-expanding universe of the next best thing is on display this week at international consumer electronics show. huge crowds on the scene in las vegas before the show opens tomorrow. in this video we can see gadgets including this think pad that awill yous four users at the same time oo. and auto makers are expected to display prototypes of driverless cars
this, is preview video showing a lexus on a test track with nobody behind the wheel. audi expected to unveil driverless navigation at the show its scary enough when real people are behind the wheel. >> yes. >> and never mind, driverless cars. at and t is joining a list of streaming video provider autos emily chang is back with us with the after the bell report. welcome back, emmilly. good to see you. >> thanks carolyn and larry g to see you guys, too. at and t unveil aid new video streaming service. the service is called screen pack costing $5 per month and allow dmorz watch movies and tv shows on deç5''ú at and t offering a prepreview this week. ñ for
as it deals with stiff competition. net income get 91%, a nine-year low. htc has seen it's share of the smart phone market plunge to less than 5% from 10% last year, and an accusation snigs digital medical field a theena health agreed to buy a medical app company with a 22% premium on the price. they make apps many doctors use to find information on prescriptions. and google has removed a feature that notified users in china when terms they're searching for became targets of chinese sensors. the tech giant introduced the service but removed it last month. a spokeswoman refused to comment. a removeal as google struggles
to find right approach in china the government blocks sites of a company containing pornography and considerate sismz of the communist party. a check on trading stocks falling as investors prepare for corporate earnings reports. alcoa starting things off, shares of apple and sisco weighing on your silicon valley index z internet radio service rap soddy teamed up that means drivers with the cars will be able0@úb to contrl rhapsody with voice commands. clear channel i heart radio announced it will ad apps to chrysler and gm vehicles. and pandora says it's services are available in seven car models. i want to correct something earlier. google did confirm the move
that have button that let's users know in china when the terms become targets of chinese sensors but did not elaborate on that move. back to you. >> emyil'lc year, thank you. >> we are going to get a chance to dry out this week, looks like. >> we. surviving weekend rains and now, back to work. >> that is right aichl big chance coming mid week. the western sky that is beautiful right now. you can see a good bit of sunshine reflected off the waters of the bay. here is a look at live doppler 7 hd. we do have breaks of sunshine here. it is going to be a beautiful sunset. temperatures into low to mid-50s up to 57 here in san francisco.
and in redwood city. sheer look at forecast features. sunnier conditions tomorrow, colder mid week with a slight chance of showers. dense fog advisory in effect from midnight until 9:00 a.m. from bay shore lines and santa clara valley visibility could be down to as low as one quarter mile or less that. is a reduction of visibility. so that is in mind if you're going to be driving. tomorrow, there is a spare the air in the affect. low temperatures low to mid-40s. cooler in the north bay there. napa will see i low of 39. santa rosea, 38. satellite radar shows high pressure the dominant feature at moment. despite presence of high clouds, here comes a big change. a cold air mass northwest. cold pattern setting up to
drop temperatures sharply by mid week. morning. it will bring a slight chance of showers wednesday and thursday. thursday. tomorrow, sunny, mild. high temperatures in low 60s in the south bai. upper 50s on the coast. gout l.downtown a high ofajzñ 59 tomorrow, 57 sunset district. north bay, highs into low 60s. and inland east bay, highs right around 60 degrees. here is the accu-weather forecast. temperatures dropping off sharply wednesday, there will be a further drop thursday, and friday with lows into low 50s around bait area. a slight chance of showers. >> yes. thank you. >> okay. >> he is not very happy.
coming up next on abc 7 news at 4:00 what french actor is saying about reports he's become a russian citizen. >> another check of traffic life her ai. look at the toll plaza. carolyn mentioning looks like holiday traffic. feels like a party coming into san francisco now. just chekd lower deck it's moving at a nice clip as well. good day to be out there as well. stay with us.
french actor denies he's leaving his homeland because of tax reasons. he said he would leave because of a proposed 75% tax rate for millionaires. he purchased a home in belguim and last week granted russian citizenship. he says despite his home, he remains french. he said if he wanted to leave france for tax reasons he could have done so long ago. >> and there is a beauty queen bonanza in las vegas. >> funny man seth mcfarland pulling double duty. not only hosting but also, joining emma stone thursday morning to announce this
year's oscar nominees. charlton heston announcing nominations in 19726789 kad my awards will be held on february 24th. it's almost moving day for jimmy kimmel, moving to 11:35 p.m. beginning tomorrow night. competition, he tells us he's ready, well, sort of. >> i should be preparing for it. i'm not doing any of the things i'm waiting until the last minute. i think it will be okay. >> watch3igz jimmy kimmel say goodbye to midnight tonight. beauty queens invaded las vegas. 53 of the beautiful, tall yenlted women are in sin city. to compete for miss america. >> this is an exciting competition. swimsuit ready. i know i'm not going to be the skinniest girl on stage but i know i'm going to be healthy. >> see how they are preparing.
the five-part special begins tonight. >> leave to it beaver.#5p how justin made one little girl's day.d]d:t >> and as rachel mentioned jimmy kimmel live moves to its new time, following abc 7 news at 11:00 then abc news program, night line airing after jimmy, at 12:37 a.m. >> yes. still to come on abc 7 news at 4:00 a judge orders the catholic church to come clean, and name names. >> google ceo landing in the world what. he hopes to get out of the trip. >> and president obama tour with one of his new 1111
a judge ordered archdiocese of los angeles to release the name of kaj click church leaders involved in child molestation cases this stems from a settlement. part of the settlement required the archdiocese to release documents and personnel files n 2010 a judge said names of higher ups could be blacked out but today alcz
judge overrule that had decision. the documents expected to be released this month. >> google chairman has landed in north korea with a group looking to free an american being held by isolated nation. schmidt is part of a the group plans to look at north korea's tech landscape where people have limited internet access. schmidt not talking about his role on the trip but richardson did speak with reporter autos this is a private humanitarian visit. we're here as individual american citizens looking at the situation. we're going ask about the detainee that is here. ç no control over where they will go and what they can see. the state department emphasized the visit. >> president obama made two
aggressive choices to snefsh his cabinet. two major seats have to be filled. today,' announced his picks. chuck haigel aswayxr defense secretary and john brenan as director of the cia. >> they've dedicated their lives to protect their country. >> haigel, successful businessman is a decorated vietnam vet and would make history can f.confirmed. >> he'd been the first person of inlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense. one of the few secretaries wounded in war. the first vietnam veteran to lead the department. >> i'll always do our best for i represent at the pentagon and citizen autos fellow republicans are
not falling in lichbl he's been criticize for outspoken disapproval on the troop surge in iraq and calling u.s. supporters of israel jewish lobby. >> this is an in your face nomination. >> john brenan is not new to the agency. national counter terrorism active role in the killing of osama bin laden. >> leading the agency in which i serve 25 years would be greatest privilege as well as greatest responsibility of my life. >> the possible link to controversial tactics during bush years caused many in washington to question the choice. he denied any insolvement. >> secretary of state clinton returned to work today for the first time since being side lined by a string of health problems. state department released this photo of clinton previding over a senior staff meeting following a stay where she was
treated for a blood clot last week. the secretary suffered a concussion after fainting buring -- during a bout with a stomach virus. today, her staff presented wher protection for her head. >> washington is a contact sport. she opened a box. inside was a football helmet with state department seal, lots gf padding. e number of countries visited as secretary of state. >> a report from washington think tank says obama administration is tougher on immigration enforcement than critics think. staying the administration spent $18 billion on programs run by the immigration and customs enforcement and border0q pro dex. all other agencies spent $14
billion. >> u.s. supreme court will not stop the government funding of embryonic stem cell research stem cell research. the high court refused to hear an appeal from expo two scientists challenging federal funding for the research18jf. lay lower court had thrown out the lawsuit. scientists claim it was violating the dickey wicker law, prohibiting taxpayer financing for work that harms an embryo. >> americans have kept health care spending in check saying the mj care tab stood at $2.7 trillion in 2011, latest year u.s. economy or>÷j 8600 for evy man, woman and child. >> just ahead this is a extraordinary step.
san francisco police need your help trying to solve a 6-year-old murder. the mother of alberto ka seeas stood where her son was gunned down this, happened just moments after he got into an argument with two nem a nightclub. his mother says she made it her mission to show people the pain roo crime cause autos going to jail, showing perpetrator what's they have done, what kind of harm they bring. >> we know there are people that saw what happened that can tell us what happened. it happened. who did it. which way they went. we've got minimum cooperation. >> this is a sketch two of men that are want forward the murd \zz sk offer
forward the capture. >> pit bull owners face a deadline for sending their dogs packing. it enacted the ban in 2008 but has not been enforced. last week, the city council voted to put teeth into the to owners telling them to find other places for their dogs to live. >> i've had him seven years, we're not just going give her up because they're telling us we have to. >> there have been several people say they've had pits come out them when walking their dogs at night, running after them. and calmed city hall. >> the police chief says the department has no intention of taking dogs but adds those who do not comply with the ordinance could be charged with misdemeanors. >> we like it but it turns out our planet may not be a big deal. uc berkeley plans to make one in six stars a planet the size
of earth orbiting it. findings based on data launched three years ago presented in a conference in long beach, experts say this doesn't mean they're all habitable but it's encouraging sign for hunting for worlds like our own. >> 17 million to choose from? >> they're out there, somewhere. >> so many planets, so little time to talk about the weather. here is our live doppler 7 hd. clouds right now, but skies are bright in spots. tonight we have a dense fog advisory for many parents of the bay area. visibility could be reduced to a quarter mile or less in spots.
so nationwide, rather typical mid winter day. snow, showers south and southeast. sunny skies northeast. high temperatures throughout central part of the country into 50s. tomorrow, california mainly sunny skies, mild in spots. here in the bay area, mainly sunny skies after a foggy start in the morning. sunny in the afternoon, high temperatures around 60 degrees in locations. a little bit higher than that as you go south ward,+r51 eastward. highs of 62 in fremont z 64 down in morgan hill. after mild weather a sharp drop in turts. >> it is winter. >> yes. sit. >> still ahead, doctors mind an unexpected side affect of blood pressure medication. it could benefit both your heart and head. >> and michael finney puts a
of using toothpaste to clean their denture. but dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toothpaste. that's why dentists recommend polident. [ male announcer ] polident. cleaner, fresher, brighter every day.
be reducing their risk for alzheimer's disease. high blood pressure in mid life is a strong risk factor for dementia. the study presented to american academy of neurology. >> physicians and cancer organizations say they're concerned the number of people seeking cancer screenings dropped. promoting cancer screenings as a way to cut cancer death rates. experts say part of the problem is people aren't sure when to get their screenings. women should have first mammogram my age 30. >> a controversial recommendation out of canada. a panel advising doctor dwrorz no longer perform pap tests on women under age 25.
they're used to detect diseases as cervical cancer. they recommend ending screenings for women older than 70. when of any age with three negative pap test results. >> a san francisco high school senior who poet a -- wrote a poem about the school shooting can return to class. it's kind of a dark piece, she says the poem was about mid guided blame and distumpx. the principal suspended web ask today, school announced it's been activitied and removed from the record. >> microsoft announced windows 8 operating system. now, a wave of lap tops are hitting store shelf autos partners at consumer reports tell us whether they're worth of upgrade.
wave of lap tops hit store shelves designed to take advantage of the bold new design. dozens of the latest choices. >> this store one of 30 so far to open, shoppers are checking out newest computers and in consumer reports laboratories dozens of the new lap tops have been tested, too. to help evaluate displays, testers test to measure glare and assess them for how comfortable they are to use. >> new lap tops take advantage of the tablet like feature autos some can turn them selfs into a tab blet. testers say they're light
weight for lap tops. others are offering touch screens. you tap the tile to open a program n our tests we've found using a lap top with a touch screen is a way to experience what is different about windows 8. >> one they recommend is samsung 13 inch ultrabook. but you'll safe money if you . >> consumer reports named two best byes. an ultrabook and for $700 a 13 inch bio ultrabook. can you take windows 7 and switch to it windows 8? consumer reports says that is best for those whose current computer has a touch screen.
youó1/7 can down load the new windows 8 to be sure your pc is compatible. >> shark s back on the ice. >> yes. >> finally. >> just ahead when the season will get underway. >> plus, discovering in the back seat of a taxi giving new mean together phrase cash cab. >> coming up, lawmakers begin with a focus, taking aim at stricter gun control. >> prince charles taik talks about the role he'll take ons a grandfather what. he doesn't want his grandchildren to inherit. >> and now here is a look at what is ahead on abc 7 world news. >> hello there, carolyn and everybody in the bay area, more on the flu outbreak well. show you how to use q new tools
the u.s. supreme court scheduled sessions dealing with same-sex marriage in marchbum. the next day the court will hear a challenge for constitutionality of the federal defense of marriage act. it denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples. san jose sharks preparing for a hockey season many thought would never happen now that owners and players reached a deal to end a bitter despite. >> it's hard to say who is
happier to have sharks heading back to hp pavilion. the players, business owners near the shark tank, or the fans. >> i just like to see them back on the ice. >> for some players the lockout will be tough to forget its been dragging on too long but it's over. and try to put it behind use business owners and downtown san jess yeah have been suffering, too. in october, the chamber of hit could put recovery on ice. >> we're talking $10,000 per game. >> there is nationally known, respected -- respected shark fans,. >> it means a lot.
we don't have sports in san jose now. unless sharks are fly plai sog it's great to get them back. >> we miss them. it means a lot. >> the sharks will be practicing here on south 10th street. as far as fans go you're going to have to wait longer before you can see them mc:ónr person. >> excitement is building against green bay packers. it's still possible more tickets could becomei. availabe later this week because of the returns, otherwise, anyone interested in going will have 120-to-visit resale si.s those tickets will likely cost way mer than face value. taxi drivers often find things forgoten by passengers.
these are stacks of cash. 400,000, about $64,000, a passenger spotted the bag in the back seat and then arks lerted the driver. the driver called police. and the owner rushed over to get his loot. he says it was to pay workers so you might wonder how he can forget that? he says he was preoccupied talking on his cell phone. that would have been a bad loss. keep in mind alarm clock app is available now. you can down load it for free for an droid and on google play. it is also still available if have you an iphone. abc 7 news at 5:00 begins right now. >> thank you. bay bridge takes a ship from another him. how the design of the ship saved the bay and
wildlife from another environmental disaster rmt i'm sandhya pat yes. i'll show you what weathern/mjñconditions are like at the time of the sin insy zpent a rest of the forecast coming up. >> and state lawmakers begin with a focus. structer gun controls. >> this is a close up look at the damage done to thekmbñ bay bridge's bumper, you can see part of the wood base was smashed n sky 7 is live over the ship that cause that had damage ampk yord off the coast of san francisco during the investigation to deal with what went wrong there. good evening, everybody, i'm larry beil. >> i'm cheryl jennings. abc 7 news joins us live now from treasure island with what the investigation turned up so far. that oil tanker hit the brai bai bridge, officials say it did not spill fuel into the
bay. take a look at this view. the tanker smash nootd tower of the western span. both were damaged. concern shift together possible contamination of the bay. >> guard guard dispatched air and surface assets to determine what damage occurred. findings are that there is no spill or discharge of product into the water. >> the ship not carrying oil, only fuel. the damage to the hull described as deep dent not enough to pierce the first or second hull. after the collision, the ship was immediately ampk yord between treasure island and ala ka traz, crews moved on, off and around the vessel. paying attention to the area of impact. the last quarter of the side. >> bay bridge is safe.
and at this time not closed. >> drivers unaware of the accident of the within minutes cal train had a maintenance team do an evaluation. it appears impacted barrier performed as it's designed to do. >> so about 30-40 feet has been damaged. damaged in the way it's supposed to. >> the collision reminded everyone of the collision back in 2007 where more than 200,000 gallons were spilled into the bay. it's important to mention that the ship today was double hauled, carrying no fuel. >> thank you. >> what is the visibility at the time? we have video taken from one we have video taken h ourone mid day newscast.