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live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." there are big developments in the race for the white house. just one day after super tuesday. republican ben carson has effectively ended his campaign. good afternoon. thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley in for larry beil. the results are in. all signs indicate the november election will likely be a matchup between hillary clinton and donald trump. >> stephanie ramos is live in washington, d.c. for us. stephanie? >> reporter: super tuesday results are shaking up the race for the white house. and some candidates are feeling a bit more confident they can win their party's nomination more so than others. a one-time front-runner, now the third casualty of super tuesday. dr. ben carson tells supporters he sees no path forward in his campaign, and will not
participate in tomorrow night's gop debate. but donald trump and hillary clinton fortifying their positions as front-runners. each winning seven states and now expanding their leads in the delegate count. >> thank you all so much. >> reporter: political analysts say clinton changed her campaign game this time around. >> hillary clinton discovered in 2008 that barack obama got so far ahead of her in delegates that she could never catch up. >> reporter: her competition, bernie sanders, back on the trail today. >> you are our super pac. [ applause ] >> reporter: winning four states, saying he's not going anywhere, regardless of super tuesday results. >> for a candidate to have aroused this kind of excitement, it's hard for them to think it's over. >> reporter: on the gop side, ted cruz takes home three states, while marco rubio one. >> we picked up a lot of delegates and we feel great with the math moving forward. >> reporter: overall, a
triumphant night for trump. >> we've done something that almost nobody thought could be done. >> reporter: but the race isn't in the bag just yet. >> he has not crossed that 50% threshold in the delegate count. >> reporter: the candidates stirring up the republican party. donald trump says he's a unifier, and he's vowing to bring the party back together. >> stephanie, tomorrow mitt romney is expected to talk about the republican race in more detail. he's been critical of donald trump in the recent weeks. what is he expected to say tomorrow, any hint? >> reporter: yes. our sources tell us mitt romney is expected to lay out a case as to why republicans should not vote for donald trump. and why now? next tuesday is a big voting day in michigan, which is romney's native state and also the state that saved his candidacy in 2012 during those primaries. so romney getting out in front saying this nominee fight is not over, it needs to be fought to the bitter end. >> interesting. >> we do have complete super
tuesday election results, as well as reaction from the candidates at abc7news.com. let's turn now to the weather and more rain, thank goodness is on the way. >> that looks a little ominous. spencer christian is here. >> we have a series of storms coming our way. let's get right to live doppler 7 hd. as you pointed out, we have cloudy skies, rain falling to the north at the moment. but it's not going to remain there for long. here's the storm impact scale. we use this to rank each storm, one being a light storm. five being severe. the one approaching us will be a one with light winds. beginning at 5:00 this afternoon, and notice by 11:00 tonight, rain pushing down. then by 2:00 a.m., wet weather across the north bay and pushing south of the golden gate through san francisco, over into a bit
of the east bay. 5:00 tomorrow morning, looks like the intensity will be a bit lighter. a lot of rain developing offshore. but during the next few hours, rain spreads inland and intensifies. so it's going to be a wet morning. and later in the day, look for pockets of moderate to heavy rain redeveloping all around the bay area. so a wet night tonight, a wet day tomorrow. that's just the first storm. there are stronger ones on the way, which i'll show you in just a moment. >> thank you, spencer. track your weather on the go with our free "abc7 news" app. follow live doppler 7 hd and get breaking news updates any time. there are two big developments in the case of a woman from brisbane whose remains were found in fremont. today, police confirms the remains are those of shelly tichner. her husband reported her missing
last month. then committed suicide two weeks after making that report. the city says its cleanup of the homeless tents this past week was a success. >> almost all the tents are gone, and many who were living on the street are now in shelters. but there seems to have been a mysterious ripple effect. >> reporter: vic lee has that story. >> reporter: first of all, barbara ga seeia, the health director, could not comment in time for our deadline, but told me on the phone the city considers the sweep a total success. first of all, there were no arrests. and 114 people went to shelters. but the bonus for the city from that sweep is that apparently, other homeless people in the city also got the word to vacate indirectly, that is. >> most of us pretty much left.
>> reporter: do you know where they went? >> i do not. >> reporter: this was another large homeless encampment. this one on ceasar chavez. at its height, there were 100 or more homeless living under the freeway. >> we used to have a big table right here to come over here and eat. >> reporter: but today, it was like a ghost town. earl hall, and just a handful of other squatters were left. >> now we're here and there's only five of us. >> reporter: hall says his neighbors left abruptly. most of them this weekend. >> they disbursed, i guess the police came and told everybody to leave. >> reporter: so while almost all the attention was turned on the city sweep of the tents on division street, there seems to be a ripple effect on this encampment, as well. some reportedly went to the temporary shelter on pier 80, as did 95 others from the division
street sweep. others refused to go to shelters. they would rather be free. >> the rules, getting there on time, eventually i know i probably would break one of those rules and get kicked out again. >> reporter: earl hall has lived here for the past six months. he proudly showed us his house, a spacious tent with a couch and bed, clean and comfortable. he knows he too will have to leave at some point. but for now, this is home. vic lee, "abc7 news." the san francisco medical examiner is working to find out what caused a man's death in golden gate park this morning. investigators found his body in southlake along chain of lakes drive, just before 8:00 this morning. someone walking through the park spotted the body floating and called police. they say he was a transient and believe he died of natural
causes. police are warning drivers to take precautions. thieves are targeting shopping center parking lots, observing drivers as they drop off valuables in their cars. most have taken place between 5:00 and 8:00 at night. it's no longer good enough to hide stuff inside the truck. a san jose police officer is recovering after big hit by a car, driven by a naked man. it happened at the police horse stables off of canoga drive. the man drove through a locked front gate, hit the officer and electrical pole along with the police car. the officer is expected to be okay. a powerful earthquake in indonesia. kristen sze is keeping a close eye on developments there. kristen? >> reporter: this earthquake
measures 7.8 in magnitude according to the u.s. geological survey. thankfully it did not trigger a tsunami warning or cause expensive damage, due in part of the eni center in the indian ocean. it happened at 4:49 this morning our time. it had a depth of 15 miles under the sea floor. this is video we have where there was tremendous shaking as people pour out of buildings. as of now, still no reports of injuries, deaths or a major damage, but residents were panicked at first, rushing to higher ground fearing a tsunami. that's because this morning's quake hit the same region of indonesia that was devastated in 2004 by a massive tsunami triggered by a quake in the indian ocean. 170,000 people died in indonesia alone. the country, of course, sits on the pacific ring of fire like the bay area, an active quake zone.
interestingly, one impact from today's quake, gold prices are up worldwide, as the world's biggest gold mine is located in indonesia. silicon valley's largest watt proer individua water provider will have to spend millions to replace a pipe. this pipe runs from the reservoir to the south bay and carries water to santa clara and san bonito counties. >> it's important to invest in our infrastructure to keep things well maintained and be able to inspect things. >> the pipe is just 30 years old and cracks in the mortar on the outside are blamed for causing corrosion. new traffic signs have gone up at a san francisco intersection where a woman in a wheelchair was killed a few weeks ago. these no left turn signs were
added to a lane that was already painted red to prohibit turning onto market street. that hasn't stopped cars from turning, even after the signs went up. the woman was killed last month by a van violating the restriction. still ahead on "abc7 news" here at 4:00, the supreme court remains deeply divided as it considers its first abortion case since the death of justice antonin scalia. plus, how silicon valley is beefing up the workforce but not in the industry you might think. >> michael finney is taking your questions. he's going to answer them live here later. just search for michael finney on facebook or twitter. and let's take a live look outside. wow, the fog across the golden gate bridge. traffic is moving, but it looks a little slower and thicker on the right hand side. that's the north bound traffic going up to marin county. we're ba
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a shortage of technicians across the country -- >> chris nguyen is live with more. chris? >> reporter: earlier today, the college unveiled its $13 million, state of the art automotive technology center. as more of these mechanic jobs become technical, more students should look at it as a career. a quick look around and you'll see this isn't your average auto
shop. >> it's really difficult to get a new generation to get interested in this industry. it's got a stigma about it, a nults and bolts industry. >> reporter: but educators are trying to change that. today, students and community members gathered for the grand opening of the school's automotive technology center. >> cars don't really break the way they used to. you don't do a lot of greasy work anymore. it's either maintenance or diagnostic work. >> reporter: at a cost of $13 million, approved by taxpayers, the 25,000 foot square foot facility has been designed with 20 lab spaces with the latest equipment. >> it's fun to see young people involved in it. this is a perfect opportunity, because this college is showing and teaching these kids and getting these kids involved in what the new technology is about. >> reporter: nearly 250 students are enrolled. school officials say close to
80% complete a certificate program. students that come out have gone on to work for companies such as honda, chrysler and tesla. >> oh, i fixed this or that, just having the joy of oh, yeah, i did that. >> reporter: a profession that in recent years has become much more technical. >> how to see each component work together and discover new ways how they relate to each other is interesting to me. >> reporter: in san jose, chris nguyen, "abc7 news." sports authority filed for this filing wasn't a surprise, since it disclosed in january it missed a $20 million debt payment. the company didn't say which stores would shut down. there are 20 sports authority stores in the bay area. a long-time bookstore in
berkeley is holding one final sale before closing in two weeks. the store will continue to sell collectible items on the internet. they moved from their location to west berkeley seven years ago. all books will be at least 75% off. some are even free. today is the late dr. suess' birthday, talking about books. every year on this day, it's a celebration of children's reading. "abc7 news" was at sunset elementary school in san francisco for read across america day. more than 50 guest readers, including san francisco fire chief took time out of their day to read to the children. the students were certainly excited and so were the adults. >> we don't get a chance to come out as often as they like to, and i love seeing the readers come back into the library with a big smile. >> the national education association created read across america to encourage children to
read. theodore suess would have been 112 years old today. we have some new photos to share of the baby horse, valentine, rescued from a ravine in fremont. valentine is now resting comfortably with his new owners. rescued named him that because he was rescued on valentine's day. he is doing much better now, as you can see, after being found at the bottom of a 150 foot ravine. >> sweet. we love valentine. >> we do. spencer christian can update us on some serious rain coming. >> let's start with live doppler 7 hd. the clouds are thickening right now across the bay area, in advance of the arrival of our first storm this evening. temperatures 59 degrees here. 62 across the bay in oakland and
most locations with temperatures in the 60s. here's the view, look at the clouds lowering, some remaining high, as well. it will be a wet commute tomorrow morning. showers will linger into friday and the strong storm is likely on saturday with another on sunday. rainfall projections for the storm that will arrive tonight and continue into tomorrow, by 5:00 tomorrow afternoon, looking at probably over an inch of rain at santa rosa. most locations between 0.1 and 0.25 of an inch. the storm on saturday will rank three on the storm impact scale. this will be a strong storm producie ining one to two incheh winds above 50 miles per hour at times. that will start at 10:00 saturday morning, the storm will rush into the bay area saturday afternoon and evening, producing periods of heavy rain, strong,
gusty winds into late saturday night. here on saturday morning, and then saturday afternoon, gusts 45 to 55 miles per hour at times, especially near the coast and around the bay. during the overnight hours, we will see the winds diminish and remain brisk. tonight, as rain arrives and continues to spread inland, lows mainly in the low to mid 50s with relatively mild overnight and rainy. tomorrow, areas of showers and rain and even some periods of locally heavy rainfall tomorrow. highs will reach over into the low to mid 60s. and here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. we are going into quite a rainy period. the storm tonight will rank one on our storm impact scale. showers continue on friday. saturday, a strong storm, ranking a three on the storm
impact scale. rainy and windy on sunday, ranking a two on the scale, producing some thunderstorms and showers from that storm will linger into monday. finally we get a sunny break on tuesday and then a slight chance of rain next wednesday. so after a pretty long dry spell that suggested that el nino was fizzling, we're going into a period of very active and wet weather over the next several days. >> thank you so much, spencer. coming up, the avengers in the east bay. >> a very special addition of the marvel comic book just for the bay area. >> and here's a look at traffic. as you look live at san jose on the 101, the cars heading away are moving south, and that direction is a little sticky. not so bad heading north. stay with us. we'll continue with "abc7 news"
quite a stir in the east bay. it's not just because of the upcoming movie, either. the comic is based on a fictitious city named pleasant hill. sound familiar? that gave the owner an idea. he asked marvel to make a special cover representing the county's pleasant hill. the cover has the soldier's memorial monument behind the super heroes. >> it's probably the most outstanding land mark, built in 1927 to honor world war i veterans. >> the cover was even drawn by a contra costa county artist. the special edition of the comic is only being sold at cob cord's flying book comics. there's a new trailer for the sequel to "finding nemo." "finding dory" will be released in june. >> i'm looking for my family. >> are you crazy? it's too dangerous here.
>> holy neptune. >> today's the day. field trip to the sting ray migration. >> the film is set off the california coast. pixar is owned by walt disney, the part company of abc 7. the biggest and best moments from our friends at "good morning america." >> here's your 60 second hot list from "gma today." hit it. >> donald trump said it himself, not many people predicted he would get here. he's just about to complete a hostile takeover of the republican party. >> absolutely. >> the potential matchup between donald trump and hillary clinton. both parties are about to nominate very flawed candidates. >> congratulations, you two. >> how did robert pop the question? >> he got down on his knee.
it was beautiful. >> i was afraid i would mess it up. >> it's time to show who's making season 22. jody sweeten! can you tell us who your dance partner will be? >> the magic ingredient for this. we have brussel sprouts, almonds. >> oh, wow. >> you all right, baby? >> and that's the "gma hot list" from today. see you in the morning on "gma." >> and we remind you, catch "good morning america" weekdays from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. right here on abc 7 following the abc 7 morning news. "abc7 news" at 4:00 continuing. protesters were out in force today outside the supreme court. the big case dividing the supreme court. >> and the possible clue in the disappearance of that missing malaysian airlines flight. >> and
tuesday when donald trump won 7 of the 11 states. get ready for the return of el nino. spencer christian tweeted that a series of storms will hit the bay area beginning tonight. track those storms with our free "abc7 news" app. follow live doppler 7 hd and get breaking updates. "abc7 news" reporter laura anthony tweeted that some say the mascot has to go. he has a live report coming up on "abc7 news" at 5:00. the supreme court today heard arguments in what's being called the most significant abortion case to reach the court in decades. the case challenges texas' stringent regulations on abortion clinics. lauren lister has the latest on this story. >> reporter: pro-choice protesters. and pro-life protesters joined by house speaker paul ryan. opposing signs of an abortion
case argued at the supreme court this morning. >> this was the most important abortion rights case to be argued in the supreme court in almost 25 years. >> reporter: at issue, a 2013 texas law that imposes a variety of regulations on abortion clinics. supporters of the law say it's about protecting women's health. >> if the supreme court in this case upholds these laws, lit be a victory for patient health and safety. >> the law is important, because it addresses a predatory abortion industry. >> reporter: those challenging the law say it places an undue burden on women trying to get an abortion. >> there is no medical justification for this law. >> reporter: opponents saying if the law stands, three quarters of clinics in texas will close, and a decision could matter for more than texans. >> the court just hasn't said that much in the past few decades how much latitude states have to regulate abortion.
>> reporter: and the case could be impacted by justice antonin scalia' recent death, leaving the court with eight justices and the potential for a 4-4 tie, affirming the lower court decision upholding the texas law meaning it wouldn't have a national impact. lauren liste, "abc7 news," los angeles. february was the third highest month on record for gun back ground record checking. the fbi conducts the check every time someone tries to buy a gun from a dealer. the government says the checks normally spike after mass shootings. there were two in the u.s. next month. there are two reasons gun buyers fear for their safety and worry the crimes may result in stri stricter gun control. the military has captured an islamic state leader. officials believe he's the first to be captured by the u.s. in iraq.
transfor the officials are examining a suspected piece of an airplane to see if it came from missing malaysian airlines flight 370. it was found off of mozambique not far from where an airplane part was found last year. this is that piece. malaysia's transport minister says there's a high possibility the part is from a boeing 777, the same type of plane that went missing nearly two years ago. it's being flown to malaysia for analysis. e cigarettes have been banned on all commercial flights. the transportation says the ban will protect passengers to unwanted exposure to aerosol fumes. the department has banned the smoking devices in checked luggage. the national weather service confirms two tornadoes touched down in alabama last night. >> crews are on the ground
surveying damage. that storm is now on the move. >> here's the latest. >> reporter: communities in alabama left in ruins. >> we looked up and the top of the trailer come completely off. >> reporter: with homeowners spending this day salvaging what they can and some learning they lost everything they owned. >> we don't have any water or gas. >> reporter: he's counting his blessings. >> we do have electricity. so we feel real fortunate. we really do. >> reporter: grateful for the little things after a tornado packing winds of up to 125 miles per hour ripped across jefferson county, injuring at least four and leaving a passive path of destruction. >> i couldn't say anything. i was so shocked. >> reporter: in nebraska, this same storm system is being blamed for this powerful
microburst, forcing drivers off the road. in the midwest, it was heavy snow wreaking havoc on the roadways. in wisconsin, police responded to nearly a hundred accidents. the conditions in michigan, equally messy. planes didn't fair much better in chicago, sliding off the runways. the situation so treacherous, one american airlines jet had to be towed back to the terminal. this storm is set to bring rain and snow to the northeast and below zero windchills to parts of new england. just when you think winter is back, the same areas will be seeing temperatures in the 60s next week. 43 people have been identified as candidates for a special team of refugee athletes for the summer olympics. up to ten will be selected to compete under the olympic flag as refugee olympic athletes. the final list will be announced in june. they'll march in the opening ceremony in rio in august. still to come on "abc7 news" at 4:00, remember this woman?
she made news with the president and the first lady at the white house. now she's back. we'll explain why. i'm michael finney. i'm still taking questions on twitter and facebook. just search for michael finney. i'll answer your questions here live a little later. >> and i'm spencer christian. as you can see the clouds have arrived and the rain is not far behind. i'll have the accuweather forecast coming up in just a moment as "abc7 news" at 4:00 continues. what will you do?ctric nissan leaf... ♪ how far will you go? ♪ how much will you see? ♪ electrify the world.
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we are now just 19 days away from the new season of "dancing with the stars" and we now know at least one star that will be joining the cast. "fuller house" star jody sweden is following in the footsteps of her tv sister, cameron, who was on the show in 2014. as we saw earlier, the 34-year-old stopped by "good morning america" saying she's getting a few tips from candice. >> great and excited for me and shared with me this is going to be one of the most exciting, overwhelming, physically and mentally demanding things i'll ever do. >> we also now know that dancer derek huff will not be one of the pros this year. he's taking a break from the show to perform on broadway. season 22 of "dancing with the stars" premieres monday, march 21, right here on abc 7. two weeks after her white house dance with the first family went viral, friends of
106-year-old virginia mclawrence are raising money to help with her living expenses. you may remember how excited she was when she met the president and first lady. now friends have started an online fund-raising page to help her out. the goal is $50,000. nearly $7,000 has been raised so far. >> that was a neat moment. let's talk about a series of storms coming in. >> spencer christian has it all. >> we have some wet days ahead. here's live doppler 7 hd. it's cloudy across the bay area right now and will get cloudier. here's a map for tomorrow, statewide the rain to the north and moving into the bay area. this is the storm that will start tonight, continuing through tomorrow. southern california remains dry and warm tomorrow. in the bay area, rain begins tonight. tomorrow we will see periods of rain and downpours from time to time.
highs tomorrow will range only from low to mid 60s. and as we look ahead at our march rain, the rain moving in at the beginning of the month, 60% chance of rain. tomorrow 50% chance. friday 100% chance and saturday as a stronger storm moves in, windy and rainy. another storm on sunday. 90% chance of rain then. dropping off to about 20% on monday and tuesday and 60% next wednesday. over the next seven days, we project rainfall totals will reach from anywhere from two to almost three inches of rain across the bay area. now, these projections are trending a little lower than they were yesterday. yesterday we were looking at 3 to 4 1/2 inches of rain. even the numbers we're posting now could change. we could see up to four inches in some spots. dan and ama? >> thank you, spencer. still ahead, after nearly a year in space, astronaut scott kelly is finally back on earth
and is heading to the u.s. the first thing he wants to do when he arrives. >> i'm michael finney. if a drugstore accepts returns, must they accept your return of prescription drug (hi, this is jennifer.) i will be out of the office until monday and won't be checking voicemail during this time. i'll reply just as soon as i get back to work. sail with princess cruises,
this is "abc7 news." american astronaut scott kelly is finally back on earth after spending nearly a year aboard the international space station. take a look at a photo nasa posted just before the soyuz capsule returned to earth. kelly landed in kazakhstan overnight and is headed to houston. >> a set rate of 80 meters per second. >> reporter: mission accomplished. >> scott kelly back on mother earth. >> reporter: commander scott kelly back on solid ground, giving two thumbs up and a peace sign, telling reporters that air felt so good. >> cold air was amazing, fresh air. there's nothing like new, cold air coming into the capsule. >> reporter: the russian spacecraft landed in kazakhstan overnight. kelly and his russian
counterparts returning to earth to a hero's welcome. >> it felt like i had been up there my whole life, after about the first six months. >> reporter: he spent 340 days in space, during that time completed nearly 5500 orbits, almost 144 million miles. equal to the moon and back 300 times. >> by going to mars one day, it will make things better here on earth. so i'm happy to be part of that. >> reporter: one of the purposes of this mission is to measure the effects of space on the human body comparing to him to his twin, retired astronaut mark kelly. so still a lot of work ahead for this american record holder who admits being home is bittersweet. >> i've been there a long time, so i look forward to leading, but at the same time, it's a magnificent place and i'm going to miss it. >> reporter: he's expected to arrive home in houston later tonight where he will be reunited with his family and greeted by nasa bosses.
>> he really is looking forward to human contact, a shower, he says, and a jump into a swimming pool. >> i'll bet. time now for michael finney who will answer your questions sent to him. michael, bill asks, my son asks me what will happen to awful the nfl 50 bowl banners in san jose. he wants to know if he can get one. >> too late. they put up about 300 of them, like three dozen of them got stolen. the others were taken down and sent back to the nfl. they're not handing them out, or at least not telling anybody. >> my walgreen's receipt says all returns accepted.
does that mean prescriptions? >> most stores wouldn't take prescriptions or underwear back. walgreen's will accept it back if they filled the wrong thing, of course. nothing goes back on the shelf. once it goes over that counter, nothing goes back. so you never have to worry about anything like that. but i think they have the right to do that. >> jerald asks, can businesses legally set a minimum purchase price if you pay by credit card? >> there's a lot of confusion here in california. here's why. back in the day, 25, 30 years ago, we passed a law here that said no minimums on credit cards. in 2002, the federal government said, nationwide, you can have a minimum of up to $10. what they wanted to do is protect small business owners and make it possible for you to hop into cab and use your credit card. so they can do a minimum of $10, but it has to be the same
minimum for everybody and every card. so you can't do no minimum for faster card but $8 for visa. the food and drug administration has just approved a new drug manufactured in the bay area to treat hiv. foster city based gilead sciences announced its new drug will be available. it's marketed as the smallest pill for treatment for hiv. a new study says billions of dollars are wasted on the unused portions of cancer drug. >> some jobs are riskier when it comes to heart health. >> here's jane king. >> high prices for cancer medicines aren't the only reason they cost insurers and patients so much. the problem is that vials usually contain more medicine than most patients need and the excess is thrown out. wasted cancer drugs total about $3 billion.
if you're 45 or older and work in sales, you may be at higher risk of heart disease. certain jobs are riskier when it comes to heart health. those in sales are at higher risk of a heart attack and food workers had worse diets than average. learning in mid life to juggle, swim, ride a bike or snowboard could strengthen the brain in ways that practicing other familiar pursuits, such as marathon training or cross word puzzles will not. the impacts of learning on the primal portions of the brain have been underappreciated. and the cage free eggs bandwagon has been rolling a around the u.s. and shows no sign of stopping. they will be working with suppliers to source eggs only
from cage-free hens by the year 2025. oakland international airport has become the first airport to install especially designated suites for nursing moms to pump or breastfeed. these lactation suites are located beyond the security checkpoints. that's one in each terminal. they have a power outlet and a door that locks to give mom a quiet place to nurse. >> interesting idea. "abc7 news" at 4:00 continues. up next, from a hospital bed to running like any other kid. the story of how a life-saving transplant transformed one little boy and how it could inspire others to make a difference. and kristen is here. coming up, a california inmate who went for a jailbreak, stealing a van with six other inmates inside. plus, spotting alzheimer's years before it develops. the door now opened by bay area researchers. and google's experiment of
and you'll see people reaching their phone and nothing is there. >> why thousands are giving up their devices. tonight at 11:00, michael finney shows us a camp devoted entirely to something called digital detox. there's a plea from more organ donors coming from an organization that helped one family's loss become a lifesaver for an antioch boy. >> reporter: matthew is a 5-year-old bundle of raw energy. >> he just loves to be active. he likes to be moving. >> reporter: but it wasn't always that way. when he was just a few months old, matthew would get sick, really sick, and really often. doctors found a rare disease was destroying his liver and kidneys. >> when you hear the words, end stage renal failure, it sounds so scary. >> reporter: he wouldn't survive without a transplant.
three times they were told it was a donor. three times it fell through. until a 2013 automobile accident took the life of this 22-year-old army veteran. >> what better way to leave a legacy than to save someone's life. >> reporter: brandon burnett was that donor. his mother is happy part of him lives on in matthew. not just that, the two families instantly became very close. >> to find out the similarities in our lives and how close we live and just so much going on. it was such a blessing. >> reporter: maggie has a son who is a chp officer. kelly is a retired police officer and christy was a cop for ten years. both families live in northern california just a couple hours' drive away. of course, they both have brandon in common. when he grows up, matthew says he wants to be a real-life super hero. but i think he's already there. eric thomas, "abc7 news."
>> that will do it for "abc7 news" at 4:00. thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. "abc7 news" at 5:00 begins right now with kristen and dan. breaking news now. a woman has brought the dangerous zika virus back to napa. >> doctors just told "abc7 news" about the bay area's first case. 30 miles being drained an inspected. a popular spot that draws tourists suddenly becomes a magnet for criminals. and the school mascot some call racist. is it time to get rid of the rebel? i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. live doppler 7 hd, tracking multiple storms. one of them is a 3 or our storm impact scale. details on what it will bring this weekend coming up. "abc7 news" starts right now with live, breaking news. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze. developing news. the first confirmed case of the zika virus has surfaced in the
bay area. a pregnant come in napa county who traveled to central america has tested positive. wayne freedman is live in napa. he's going to join us to tell us about why health experts say this may not be the last case we see. >> there's a lot we don't know due to patient confidentality. we have a sixth reported case of zika virus in california. it is the first known case of zika virus in the san francisco bay area. let us begin with napa county public health director. >> i think the important thing is to get the message out there that any pregnant women considering travels to areas where the zika virus transmission is taking place should abstain from travel there or consult with their health care provider. >> reporter: as to the specifics of this case, the diagnosis happened about one month ago. the pregnant woman came back from one of those areas and had typical zika virus symptoms,
fever, rash, red eyes, joint pain. her doctor ordered the test and it was positive. there are two methods of transmission. mosquitos or sexual contact. are no zika virus infected mosquitos in this region. as for the baby, no signs of infection on the baby so far, but they'll continue to monitor the baby. as for the woman who came back, she's between 30 and 45. she is not suffering any symptoms either. so mostly today, from the napa county health department, a warning, don't go to the regions, don't travel, especially if you're pregnant. talk to your doctor first and be careful when you come back. wayne freedman, "abc7 news." >> wayne, thank you. this napa county case makes