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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> thank you for joining us. we will get a check on the weather forecast, laying leg is off this morning. mike is doing the weather honors >> we will start with live doppler 7 hd and visibility. good morning, to you, everyone is unlimited with a few clouds as we talked about yesterday. no one weather-wise, with temperatures the warmth weather this week is 73 at half moon bay and 77 in san francisco, and 79 in san mateo and everyone else in the 80's until you get to the east bay valley, one of the last
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times we get to 90 if this seven-day forecast. 90 in antioch and livermore the warm spot. now a look at the track, with continuing problem in pleasanton, southbound 680 there is anker turned vehicle and tale a four vehicle accident with one down the embankment and maybe as many as two cars and an overturn ed vehicle. we will let you know how the speeds are going. also, eastbound in antioch is closed from summersville road to a street until 5:00, with motorists advised to expect delays and avoid the area during the closure. a look right now outside at golden gate bridge. sort of. we see a moderate amount of traffic and we will let you know what going on with construction on the drive, as well.
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a key committee is slated to decide whether to spend $26 million for a barrier to improve safety for drivers. our reporter is near the bridge with details for us. this is expected to pass. if it does, it will bring big changes to the bridge. here is a shot of what the barrier will look like. it will be a 12" wide steel concrete-filled barrier and that means lanes on either side will lose 6". right now traffic separated only by plastic posts and the cars going in opposite directions are very close to each other with little room for error. nothing will help. in regard to head-on collisions, yes, i ride a motorcycle so i am in that lane you get...you think about it. >> that is the hope it will prevent head-on collisions and this one injured 11 people and involved nine vehicles.
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the barrier would cost $26.5 million, and to install it it would require a golden gate bridge shut down friday through monday. that is a year away. first, it needs to be approved that expected to happen today, we will be following this story for you. thank you. this morning a man is in custody after a four hour stand off that started while he was being evicted from a gated neighborhood in san ramon. at ashbourne circles, two sheriff deputies a lock smith and a property manager were in the process of a foreclosure and someone fired through the door. the property manage was lit if the leg but is expected to recover. an emergency call went out to 40 to 50 homes to "shelter in place." the s.w.a.t. team broke through the door and fired gas inside and the suspect surrendered a few minutes later.
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he was treated for gas exposure and taken into custody. there was a similar situation in modesto, a man shot and killed a heard and a locksmith and held police at bay for 12 hours. after the house was stormed, he was found dead inside from suicide. a deadly accident is raising new safety questions about the most popular bicycling areas in san mateo, a bicyclist died after colliding with a minivan on skyline boulevard yesterday afternoon. this is video of the seen from sky 7, a 50-year-old woman was riding downhill weapon she collided with a minivan that turned left in front of her. people would live nearby say this is a dangerous blind curve and the driver is cooperating with them. >> we are following breaking news in oklahoma where a fire and explosion at a chemical plant is forcing evacuations which is burning now an hour
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west of oklahoma city. firefighters have it contained and will let it burn itself out. we have a look from the ground right now at the scene and you can see officials say no employees were at the plant at the time and no injuries have been reported. investigators do not know the cause of the fire or explosion and we have what appears to be railroad tracks. a train has been knocked off the tracks so it is a big fire this morning. we will let you know more. workers are returning to the washington, dc navy yard three daze of at shooting spree that killed friends and colleagues while the navy tries to determine how warning signs about the gunman were missed. we are joined with the latest. >> good morning, eric, workers are back today and security is tight. we learned of a disturbing
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message from the killer on his gun. the washington, dc, navy yard re-opened this morning but questions still remain about the shooter. >> there were a lost redding ins. why they did not get picked up, those are all legitimate questions we will deal with. >> police in rhode island alerted the newport naval station that aaron alexis told them a bizarre story of hearing voices and microwave machines keeping him such but the information was never passed up the chain of command and aaron alexis kept his job as a civilian contractor. >> if someone is in a position where they have access to information and facilities because of their clearans a mental health issue or problem can be extremely serious. >> abc7 news has learned aaron alexis carve the "better off this way," on the storm of his shotgun, investigators are examining the meaning.
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aaron alexis mother who asked not to be shown on camera apologized. >> i am so, so, very story this has happened. my heart is broken. >> few blocks from the navy yard relatives of victims of previous mass shooting pleaded to new gun legislation. >> why want another family to go through what i am going through. >> we will not give up, we will not go away. we are here forever. as a result of the shooting, the secretary of defense order add review of military security and employee screening programs. thank you. the picture you saw, the live picture of the train, that was actually the news we are following in canada where a double decker bus hit a passenger train. six people were killed. >> two of the bay area stories
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will shut for good, the markets in west san jose and san francisco bayview will be closed this afternoon. the chain was sold this month and, today, everything on the shelf is being told at half off to get rid of inventory. workers found out they were losing their jobs in a conference call the. 17 stores in the bay area will reserve open on now. >> we are learning more of the damage of the rim fire that burned for weeks in the sierra. the devastation is larger than any other near in the sierra in centuries. the fire burned 400 square miles you part of that burned so intensely that everything in a 60-square mile area is dead. in total, nearly 40 percent of the entire burn area looks like a moon scrape and the fire which began on august 17 is now just 84 percent contained. >> team new zealand is one victory away from winning the america's cup. yesterday was the only race they defeated team usa by 15 seconds
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and now lead eight races to one. new zealand could have won the america's cup yesterday but the second race was post pointed because of wind. two more rates are scheduled for this afternoon and if whitewaters win either race a trophy ceremony will take place later today. >> what are the winds like later today? >> we learned it is not only wind but the tide. they work together to create an environment so it was not necessarily the wins being slower but the winds and the tide that created the conditions and why they called 50 the second one. we were right with the wins being slower. the gusts at 12:00, can you see around san rafael around nine miles per hour because there is no friction of the trees and elevation with no friction on the water. by 2:00, they are quiet around
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ten miles per hour but as we head from 2:00 to 3:00, we get up above 11 miles per hour and by 4:00 we are hitting 15- to 20-miles per hour so the winds will be brick again along the water. by 6:00, we are faster than that, up to 15 or 20 or 21 miles per hour. at 7:00 this morning, and the next 12 hours it will be cooler, sunny at noon at 66 at the coast and 80 inland and 70 at the coast at 4:00 and 86 inland, some areas could be right around 90 in the east bay and by 7:00 we are looking at 62 at the coast and 78 inhand. total sunshine but this is the last day. the seven-day forecast is coming up but, first, traffic greater risk and christian. >> new update on the big accident on southbound 680 where they cars and one big rig, an overturned and now three lanes are blocked there and the tow truck has been called out but
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self vehicles stopped trying to help so you can see a lot is going on with speeds down to 23 miles per hour. we will now look at drive time from 101 from san francisco to sfo will take ten minutes there. 880 and 238, that will run you 13 minutes and 10185 to hose in the south bay will take you 13 minutes. the traffic at walnut creek a camera on 680 is moving just tine. >> a new king in the video game industry in the bloomberg business report. >> the financial impact of shutting down city college of san francisco. the oldest black owned bookstore in the country seeks a designation to keep the business going. but,
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>> covering novato, oakland, sunnyvale and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> a picture of the america's cup activities and today there is one or two more races scheduled but necessary necessity needs only one more win to capture america's cup. >> a study suggests if city college of san francisco is forced to close next year it
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would put a major dent in the city's economy according to the "san francisco examiner" representing an economic engine of $300 million when you count federal and state grants and other revenue. the study by the city budget analysts office was completed at the request of supervisor mahr and will be forced to close in july unless they identify management problems and as far as economic impact they would get strong are backing from the politicians and public. >> facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg is visiting capitol hill to lobby members of congress in support of comprehensive immigration overhaul legislation. zuckerberg pressing his case in private meetings yesterday and today at capitol including with republican and democrat members of the house of representatives and senate leadership. this is as the issue stalled in the g.o.p.-led house of representatives months after the democratically controlled senate pass add sweeping bill that included more border security
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and citizenship for millions illegally. >> the video game industry is marking a new record this morning. >> here is jane king with the bloomberg business report. >> good morning, grant theft auto 5 speeding to a new record topping $800 million in the first day of sales with customers purchasing 10 to 13 million copies. disney is delaying the release of more films leading the animation unit without an annual release if the first time since 2005. disney putting off the "good dinosaur," and "finding nemo "cy delayed. they pulled another install must the pirates from the lineup trying to avoid more money loosers. investors looking at jobly claim reports and august home sales. with recent rises in north rates buying is still cheaper
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than renting in all of the 100 largest metro areas. there is a new rent versus buy calculator on the web site where you can plug in your own must bees and see if renting or buying is cheaper. that is the news from the new york stock exchange. >> you have to imagine you see a parrot on my shoulder, but today is international pirate day and krispy kreme is giving out free doughnuts. anyone who dresses like a pirate will get a dozen doughnuts for free. hear that, mike? krispy kreme says you must wear eye patch, ban danny, or a parrot. if you need help with the pirate talk try "yo-ho," if you need i have seen "pirates of the
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caribbean" a few times. >> good luck with the weather. today is quite enjoyable for a last people including folks going to see the america's cup. >> whether you get anything from them if you dress like a pirate? >> like that. not going to try because i cannot compete. winds are calm this morning, light and variable at ten miles per hour in fairfield and they will pick up this afternoon like yesterday afternoon. the sunshine and the warm weather is going to dominate our weather again. look how cheer it is as we look at sausalito and san francisco looking down from 2,600' on mount tamalpais the forecast highlight is sunny in the warmest afternoon is coming today. light rain in the north bay friday evening and most of us will just have sprinkles so not a planned change, light rain on saturday, the best chance in the north but the rest of us could get a few sprinkles and to the south you will see hardly anything in san jose and the
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santa clara valley. but you will notice it will be 10 or 15 degrees cooler by saturday. today's temperatures, we are running in the low-to-mid 80's from milpitas to cupertino and san jose at 84 and los gatos and morgan hill at 89 and gilroy is at 88. mid-to-upper 70's millbrae and san mateo and low-to-mid 80's from redwood city to los altos and half moon bay is at 73, and not bad in pacifica, at 68, and daly city and colma, 72 and sunset and mid-to-upper 70's for downtown and south san francisco and sausalito and the valleys are 15 degrees warmer to 87 in napa, the warm spot the berkeley is 79 and low-to-mid 80's elsewhere with hayward at 80. low 90's to the east bay valley. the temperatures are mild with low 50's up north, and mid-to-upper fists for the rest of us and you can see the clouds gathering along the coast as the system draws near. high pressure will hold today. this system has more energy
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right now, the chunk right there is the one that will spin further to the south and come toward us and we have a better chance of measurable rain than yesterday. we have sprinkles overnight and a chunk of energy on saturday that falls apart sliding through the rest of the day, we could get .1" to toy.25 itch in someone will tweet me that and i appreciate if that is enough rain to harvest the grapes. 10- to 15-degrees cooler on saturday and a slight warming trend on saturday and back to average mop, tuesday, and wednesday. >> laying leg is off today, and we will look outside at track. the altamont pass, tracy to dublin it is bunching up at speeds down to 34 miles per hour and good news is when you get to
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dublin the speeds pick up to where they should be. loan the coast, northbound and sound great highway, still closed for sand removal and we still having plans on southbound 680 where a car is down an embankment and flipped and three lanes are blocked. >> now, we have traffic on san mateo bridge, which is normal if this time of the morning. ahead, seven things to know as you start your day. the first invisible tower in the world and where it is. >> movement to save the [ male announcer ] if you had a dollar for every dollar car insurance companies say they'll save you by switching, you'd have, like, a ton of dollars. but how are they saving you those dollars? a lot of companies might answer "um" or "no comment."
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>> here are seven things to know today: one, golden gate bridge officials will decide over the next two days whether to spend $ 26 million on a movable median barrier to prevent head-on collisions. the managers say they will shut down the entire span in october or november of next year for a weekend to install. >> in oklahoma a fire and explosion at a chemical plant in thomas is forcing evacuations. the fire, an hour west of oklahoma city, has burning all night. firefighters have it contained to one building and they plan to let it burn itself out which can take several more hours. >> the washington navy yard is open again three days after a mass shooting there. the gates are open to cars and workers. twelve people were killed on monday by former navy reservist aaron alexis would was then shot and killed by police.
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>> a man is facing charges after four hour stand off in san ramon, authorities say a suspect shot a man in the leg as he and several others tried to evict him. the s.w.a.t. team broke through the front door and fired gas inside. the suspect surrendered a few minutes later. >> today is the final day for two bay area fresh and easy neighborhood markets with everything off in west san jose and san francisco's bayview district. they close for good this afternoon after the chain was sold this month. >> six, high pressure brings us our last warm and such any day. we have a cooling trend on the way and a cold front will trigger rain. >> a look at bay bridge toll plaza traffic is moving fine here but beyond the metering lights, westbound, there is a large box blocking the center lane and we are not seeing any slowing because of it. that is something we are keeping an eye on. >> this morning, a huge 1,600
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salt wart crocodile has a new home at the aquarium in australia. the 50-year-old crocodile is believed one of the largest crocodiles in captivity. he was washed into a pond during a flood 30 years ago but the 16' giant had to be moved. staff have received special training on how to care for him. >> federal officials have a classify way to reduce the number of whales struck and killed by ships each year. it is especially big problem off san francisco bay, 7,300 ships make their way in out the golden gate bridge through private feeding grounds for whales and scientists in shipping industry have come up with a smartphone app called whale spotter, and you plot your location when you spot a whale and large vessels could be directed to different shipping routes and is tested beginning this weekend near the marine sanctuaries. >> engineers will launch an incredible construction project. south korea has the go ahead no
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a pasadena company to build the 1,400' struck which is invisible with 500 screens and cameras at three different heights on sex sides. the cameras will capture what is behind the building and display it on the screens strategicking people into thinking the building is not there. the building is safe for air traffic because in invisibility mode it will keep the red warping -- warning lights on. >> why build a building that no one can see? >> so birds can fly into it. >> the abc7 morning news continues at 5:30 with the top stories including new restrictions that could be in place for the ride-sharing companies. >> new security measures that oakland a's fans have to deal with starting today as the a's are ready
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning, thursday, 5:30 thank you for starting your day with us. >> we will get you out the door with the forecast. mike? >> good morning, everyone. welcome to thursday. live doppler 7 hd shows dry weather right now. we will jump right into the forecast. here is a look from the exploritorium camera to the pot of oakland and there is hardly a cloud to found with total sunshine and the warmest afternoon across the board this week we will have 84 in the north bay to 92 inland east bay and around the bay itself we will have around 76 to 84 and at the coast, 68 to 73 degrees today. now a check of traffic. back to you. >> mike, thank you.
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traffic, laying leg is off but we have a two-car crash at the off-ramp and the chop has moved the wreck to the side so it could be slow and southbound 680 at the fair ground exit we have a problem with three car crash with a big rig and the ambulance and c.h.p. could still be on seen so it could be slow there. >> today, golden gate bridge officials will make the most important safety decisions in the span's history. they will choose a system for preventing fatal head-on collisions, a move they have talked about for years. amy hollyfield is at the bridge with the details. >> today is a big day and it has been going on for years. first, i will show you what what the barrier will look like, it will keep the two opposing lanes of traffic separated. the hope is it will prevent head-on collisions.
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joining me this morning i have the bridge spokesperson up early. what is the prediction for the vote today? is it contentious or no problem? >> we expect our committee to pass this today and put it to the board tomorrow and it will sail law and we will begin fabrication immediately. >> it sounds like a no-brainer. why did it take is long to get to this point? >> we have wanted this for many years and it takes time. we had to do studies and we did not have money and we spent five years doing the environmental clearances because it is the golden gate bridge. we have the money. we have the clearances done. we have the final decision. we are off to fabrication. >> exciting! they do have the money, $26 million. the plan, the hope, is the barrier will be in place in a year.
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a san ramon neighborhood is back to normal after people were kept from their homes for hours. we were at ashbourne circle yesterday, with two sheriff deputies and a locksmith and property manager in the process of foreclosure eviction and someone fired through the door. the property manager was hit in the leg. the suspect barricade himself inside for hours triggering emergency calls to neighbors. some say they were not worried. >> we started immediately evacuating neighbors closest to the suspect's residence and after that we put out a notification to 40 or 50 residents to advise them to "shelter if place." >> they did not tell the person in front of it to "shelter." negotiators were called but talks stalled and the s.w.a.t. team fired gas and then the suspect surrendered. he was taken into custody.
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we have breaking news in oklahoma with a massive fire at a chemical plant burning all night. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo has new information from the custer county emergency manager on the scene. the four square mile evacuation order has been lifted and it only affected four or five homes, twelve people, all farmland. look at this map: the plant is just outside the town of thomas in custer county, west of oklahoma city. the fire is contained to the building. at this point they will have to let it burn itself out could take hours. the fire broke out before 8:00 with explosions following. no one was there at time and all employees have been accounted for with no injuries. it is a chemical fire and
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authorities warned the residents about dangerous fumes and smoke. officials do not know the cause of the fire or the explosion but the c.e.o. of the company has talked to abc7 news this morning and at the time 80 percent to 90 percent of the structure, the c.e.o. said is gone. >> the f.b.i. is investigating an explosion that leveled a restroom at a park near livermore. look at what the sheriff deupties found when they arrived at this reservoir state pack on tuesday night. the restroom had 6" steel reinforced concrete but degree was tossed up to 100 yards away. there was an explosive device filled with gunpowder that was compressed. the explosion could have killed someone. >> state regulators are poised to step into the battle in the bay area between the tax industry and the ride-sharing services. there will be a vote on whether
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drivers for companies like lift and sidecar will have to have background checks, have the right kind car insurance ask driver training. the start-up companies use mobile apps to transport customers. cab drives say they are already regulated enough and that puts them at a disadvantage. >> oakland a's fans going to the coliseum face brand new security that including walking through metal detectors and empty out their keys, cell phones and other items from their pockets. the a's are adding the new secure for a baseball mandate similar to security in place at nfl and nba games so allow for extra time to enter the stadium. the a's play the twins at 7:05 after dropping the series against the angels in 11 innings the magic number to clinch the al west is five because the rangers lost in tampa. >> the hoopla surround the
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america's cup could end today. new zealand is a win away from taking the cup from team usa. abc7 news reporter matt keller is on the green with more. >> the first race is at 1:15 and it could be the last race if new zealand wins. the america's cup you can tell is ending because the store inside all of the official merchandise is on sale at 50 percent off signs. team new zealand could win the cup today. they won a race yesterday before high winds kicked up forcing the cancellation of the second race 30 seconds before it was supposed to start. many new zealand fans eager for a championship while team usa fans hoping for a miracle. >> i am smelling victory, the cup, and i want it straight on a plane and back to new zealand as soon as possible. >> we survived today only to race tomorrow. go team usa.
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>> today's conditions are expected to be similar to yesterday and the judges will not hesitate to cancel but if the races go off and new zealand wins one of them, a trophy ceremony scheduled to start a couple hours after that final race. >> now a look at weather of the mike? >> well start with a bull picture from the east bay hills, emeryville across the bay bridge into san francisco and you can see right in the stop center of the screen, the blinking red lights from sutro tower and the 24 hour temperature change: 80 in oakland, san jose is 84, one degree warmer, and same for santa rosa at 86. 77 in san francisco, two degrees warmer and fremont and concord, 84 and 95 degrees, warmer than yesterday. most of us are in the 50's this morning, cooler than yesterday morning. rapid warmth today. at 4:00, 70 at the coast, 88
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inland and 80 in the bay and in the 60's for the coast and in 70's headed inland. the next three days, the biggest change is in the forecast, tomorrow is going to be cooler, significantly cooler, up to ten degrees, as the sea breeze returns and the cold front draws near with increasing clouds, a chance of sprinkles and light rain in the north bay in the evening, and the rest of us get the best chance of rain saturday morning in the early afternoon and it will be cooler then and we will rebound with sunshine and dry weather sunday. >> leyla gulen is off but we have track problems continuing in the east bay. castro valley, northbound 238 before 880 a four car crash is blocking the middle and slow lanes with lots of debris so look out for a slow down this and 238 is no picnic anyway. here are bridge drive times, nine minutes to get across the
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bay bridge and san mateo bridge is 14 minutes. we are watching traffic elsewhere. >> the oakland maze before we go, traffic appears to be moving smoothly right there. coming up, high-tech advice from san francisco's d.a. says iphone users need to up grade to apple's latest software right away. >> are you a big winner for the $400 million jackpot?
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>> covering benicia, san ramon and san mateo and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> san francisco district attorney is urging iphone users to download apple's newest operating system to curb the rash of phone theft. a new feature is activation lock that is a kill switch to remotely shut off the phone if stolen. it will help prevent thefts of the devices. >> this will reduce the number thefts and it is going to reduce the number of injuries caused by the theft. it will not happen overnight but it will happen quickly.
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>> the features available on the newest iphone but it can be downloaded open older molds including the ipad. he has been pushing the smartphone industry to include technology to make the devices useless. >> the number of missing people from colorado's devastating flooding has fallen to 200. the door-to-door search for stranded victims continued. receding war has allowed rescuers to reap cut off victims and reduce the number of people unaccounted for. half a dozen have been killed. electricity and phone services are slowly being restored. at the same time, crews are trying to clean up 5,000 gallons of oil that spilled into the flood swollen river in north central colorado from a damaged storage tank. >> thousands of tourists are trying to evacuate from mexico as the hurricane slams into the pacific coast devastating the coast as a tropical storm offer the weekend and regained strength yesterday to become a hurricane. it has been moving along the
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central coast causing widespread flooding and acapulco has subemergencied with 40,000 tourists stranded and 80 people have died. 58 are missing after a massive landslide smashed through a village in the southern mountain. >> if you have relatives in south carolina give them a call, a ticket purchased in that state is the only ticket that matched all six numbers in powerball drawing for the big $400 million jackpot. right now the winning numbers -- the ticket was sold in lexington: 7, 10, 22, 32, 35, powerball is 19. several tickets matched all numbers but the powerball. the closest in southern california but only one ticket in south carolina matched all the numbers and the powerball.
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>> did our office pool numbers even get $2? >> are you here? >> we were searching for someone to boy the tickets year, someone new to buy our tickets. i don't think it worked. >> we will start with numbers visibility. the seven miles visibility at half moon bay. a few clouds. that would be the only spot with clouds. so far we are looking good. from sutro tower to berkeley and oakland, look how calm the bay water is of the it will get churned up this afternoon as it becomes breezy around 2:00 until 7:00. it will get up to 15- to 20-knots, our remain warmest afternoon is sunny and that is ahead of us today, light rain, mostly for the north bay friday evening, with no canceling of plans and saturday morning in the early afternoon hours the
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better chance of measurable rain will fall especially in the north bay tapering quickly as we led to the south. the temperatures are above average by fur to ten degrees today and 84 in san jose and cupertino and 90 if los gatos and santa cruz is sunny and 82 and mid-to-upper 70's in millbrae and san mateo and low-to-mid 80's redwood city and palo alto and menlo park and los altos and the coast is 68 in pacifica and 73 at half moon bay and 72 in the sunset but warmer downtown at 77 there and in the mid-to-upper 70's for south san francisco and sausalito and mid-to-upper 80's through the north bay valley and napa is 87 degrees and 71 today at the beach, and berkeley is about 79, and hanging out in the low 90's air conditioning weather, but touch and go today depends how cool you get the house this morning. low 50's in the north bay at
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santa rosa and the cloud cover is coming to the coast tomorrow and the next system is held off by the area of high pressure. the bulk of the storm is headed to the north but it looks like a little chunk of energy will branch 50 the first part coming through friday evening, tomorrow evening, mostly in the north bay and the rest of us with sprinkles and a secondary push on saturday morning not on the forecast and the models did not pick up yesterday but now they have and now it bring as better chance of measurable rain, .1" to .25" and the rest of us less than .1". big time drop with the temperatures, ten degrees and another five degrees on saturday, and a slow warming trend with dry wet on sunday and monday, tuesday, and wednesday next week. >> thank you so much. we will look at the traffic situation as leyla gulen is off today. we will give you at look at pleasanton southbound 680, we
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have four-vehicle accident we have been following involving a big rig with two cars over an help bangment and others watching a slow rain so want out. also, the drive time in the east bay a few things to look out for, not too bad, southbound 4 to walnut creek, running six minutes on 680 and westbound 24, walnut creek, you have nine minute ride and westbound 580 takes you 43 minutes and the golden gate bridge shows traffic moving fine in both directions but remember, a vote will take place to move forward with a barrier to divide two directions of traffic on the bridge. amy hollyfield will report on that, this morning. syrian president bashar al-assad claims the united nations report that found evidence of of a sarn gas attack is unrealistic and denies he was behind it.
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bashar al-assad accused rebels using chemical womens and said the government would abide by an agreement reaped by officials to give up chemical weapons stating it would take a year to destroy the stockpiles at an estimated cost of $1 billion. >> japan's prime minister says he is convinced that all of the radiation contaminated water is now contained as the fukushima nuclear power plan the prime minister took a three hour tour of the complex which was crippled following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. after he again emphasized that together crow is safe as he promised the international olympic committee before awarding the 2020 games this month. he said he would work hard to counter rumors regarding fukushima's safety. >> honda is recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicle. the defects that could pose a danger. >> what thousands of parents admit as to putting the safety of their children at risk on the
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road. >> espn puts the spot light on the oakland glossophobia, is the fear of public speaking. , what is glossophob? ♪ ♪ the only thing we have to fear is... fear itself. ♪
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>> the university of california is turning to social media to raise money for scholarships. the six week fundraiser combines the old school model of pledging funds with the online crowd sourcing concept. volunteers from students to celebrities are promising to
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perform tasks if they get enough pledges. for instance, actor jamie foxx will pose at bill clinton in a rap song. governor brown will host a "brown" bag lunch for ten students. living near the coast we offer sea marine life but look at this. a man was on his morning walk and spotted two whale close to the what was. he ran home and grabbed the camera, and he took the amazing pictures, that the santa cruz sentinel shared. he said the whales were so close to him he missed some shots. the whales did not seem bothered at all by him. they remain just busy gobbling up the anchovies. >> don't you hate it when people take pictures of you while you are eating? >> twins take on the a's at 68
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at 7:05 and dropping to 62. now, the storm cranked up to a hurricane with gusts up to 80 miles per hour and it is stationery which is the biggest problem. there are a lot of hills and mountain squeezing out more moisture and why they are having flooding. it is stay along the coast for the better part of the next two or three days there is going to be more flooding. but that is more remote area than where it was before. >> low-to-mid 90's through the central valley and 77 and sunshine at tahoe and 70 in machine tray and sunshine and 80 in los angeles and sunshine. safe travels. leyla gulen is off so i will look at traffic. 23 near 880 southbound, all clear but a lot backups and speeds only at ten miles per hour. there is a vehicle in the center divide on highway 4 at willow
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pass road and that is causing problems at an already bad roadway. we still have the accident in pleasanton, southbound 680 with four vehicle accident and one person was trapped. outside at the bay bridge toll plaza, it is backing up there and it look like the metering lights could be on and we will check it and confirm that and give you an update on traffic in a few. >> honda is recalling more than 300,000 cars and s.u.v.'s in the united states because of an airbag defect. the japanese automaker is recalling 2003 and 2004 model year odyssey minivans and sport utilities vehicles. honda says there is a glitch in the airbag system. there are no crashes reported but honda says the glitch should take an hour to repair. >> survey fines that a lot of
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parents admit driving with their children not always buckled in. this is how you should properly restrain your child before driving off. the group found 25 percent of children admit they do not always buckle them up. more than half said it is okay to leave them unbuckled if not going too far and children under the age of four should always be buckled in. and kids fur to seven should be in a booster. next at 6:00, who are the youngest and brightest business minds? the new 40 under 40 list just came out. we will tell you which local hot shots on it. >> later, car mounts for your smartphone, "7 on your side" and "consumer reports" reveal whether they help you ditch your
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> at 6:00, a huge explosion at a chemical plant forces people from their homes. new details on what firefighters are facing. >> new security measures in place at the coliseum at the a's are ready for the playoffs. >> the golden gate bridge is businessing for a for -- bracina shutdown. thats for joining us on this thursday. >> we will check the forecast on this thursday morning. here is mike. >> thank you very much. good morning, live doppler 7 hd shows hardly a cloud to be found away from the coast. even there, they are pew and far between. now, the bay, it is cooler this morning. sunshine is at 56 at 7:00. we are

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