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oakland. >> an officer has been criminally charged for paying a prostitute for sex and then tipping her off to police activity. city officials are serious over the alleged actions by officer ryan walterhouse. elissa harrington just received court papers. >> reporter: the 26-year-old posted bail and is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow. according to the complain, he paid for sex and shared confidential information with officer ryan walterhouse was arrested when he showed up for work last night at the oakland police department. one of his fellow officers reported him for misconduct with a prostitute. >> the conduct that we investigated both involved on-duty and off-duty conduct. >> reporter: according to prosecutors, this behavior started recently. october 1st, walterhouse allegedly had sex with a prostitute in a hotel in castro
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valley. on october 13th, he called her to warn about a possible bust. on the 14th, he texted her the warning, you out? don't be right now. then, after an investigation, he was arrested. walterhouse faces two felony counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice and one misdemeanor engaging in an act of prostitution. investigators say this is not related to the scandal involving a teenage sex worker who called herself celeste. as a press conference, the mayor expressed disgust. >> it's incredibly disturbing that in light of what happened this summer, any officer could think that it was at all acceptable to engage in this type of behavior and further sully the reputation of this department. >> 26-year-old walterhouse grew up in oakland. we stopped by his house but nobody answered. he's been with the oakland
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police department since 2014. elissa harrington, abc 7 news. a sonoma county sheriff's deputy has been fired after a domestic dispute call and use of force. it took place on september 24th. investigators say body camera video shows the deputy went too far to subdue a man involved in the dispute. they say the deputy hit the man several times in the back with his baton. the deputy's name has not been released. an independent criminal investigation will also be conducted. late this afternoon, police confirm two people have been arrested in this week's school shooting. vic lee was the first to tweet out the arrests happening this afternoon. some students there during that shooting are expected to take part in a peace rally set to begin. smelly woodrow is live for us now. melanie? >> people are gathered here for the peace rally. the big news, of course, the two
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arrests, of course, with knowledge of the investigation and one came after an all-night stake out in fairfield and the other after tuesday. they were looking for four suspects. all they are saying is that this is an ongoing investigation. four people were injured on tuesday when the gunman opened fire around 3:18 as school let out. i spoke several times today with the family of the girl who was shot. we are father tells me one bullet grazed her left hip. one went into her upper right thigh near her pelvic bone. she had surgery and it was successfully removed. her family is very concerned about how this is affecting her emotionally. she is an honor roll student and an innocent victim. three boys were also injured in the shooting. police say this was not random but did not say which of the four students was the intended target. there is a peace rally organized tonight to send a message.
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>> times are hard. i know it's rough at this time but there's hope. don't give up, whether you're a predator or whether you're a victim. there is hope and there's a lot of good things going on in this city and around this country behind the violence. >> reporter: again, this peace rally is for students and for people who live in this area. there are a lot of unanswered questions about the school shooting, including one that the father of the girl who was shot wants to know and that is whether or not a school resource officer was on campus at the time of the shooting and whether or not that person is always at the school. these are questions abc 7 news has also asked school officials. we're still waiting for their response. live in san francisco, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. >> melanie, thank you. deputies arrested four men
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just before 9:00 last night. look at the pictures here. officials say detectives spotted the men in the in and out burger parking lot in millbrae. detectives say when they moved in, one of the man rammed his vehicle into the patrol car trying to escape. they didn't get away. all four were arrested. an erie site in san francisco. a large section of interstate 80 completely without cars. police closed the road down because of a boom threat at a tow yard under need the skyway. vic lee is reporting from right near that tow yard at this point with the rest of the story. vic? >> reporter: well, larry, in fact, the tow yard is right over my right and the streets are now open but for three hours this was like a ghost town. all of the streets around this area were closed. in fact, that section of highway 80 right up there was also shut down and it all started at about
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11:30. employees of auto return, the tow yard that you would go to retrieve your car if it were towed were evacuated quickly. >> all we received is that there was suspicious information. >> reporter: a white car had been towed to the yard and on it was a note saying there was a bomb or some kind of material inside. firefighters were called to the scene. the hall of justice and county jail were shut down. people inside told to shelter in place. tempers flared. >> people got very, very angry and i was like, you can't get angry, it's not going to help. >> reporter: some were evacuated through a back door at the hall. >> we were accidently evacuated. we were supposed to get back to our offices. >> reporter: meantime, traffic came to a halt as police blocked more streets. at one point, the chp shut down the eighth street onramp in the
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merge between 101 and 80 were closed. the chp set up traffic controls allowing cars to pass every 15 minutes. shawn wiley was trying to pick up his towed car. >> of course there's a bomb evacuation in the same car that my car is it sitting next to. i guess i'm here for the long haul. >> reporter: this man was paying a traffic ticket when he was evacuated. >> this is my day off. i'm waiting until 5:00. >> reporter: it was a futile wait. a police robot searched the suspicious vehicle but found nothing. by midday, police opened up the streets again and the highway. vic lee, abc 7 news. we send outbreaking news alerts on our news app. you can download it and enable push alerts to get breaking news updates as they happen. san jose is moving closer to become the first big city in
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america to require gun owners to lock up their guns when they are away from home. david has the details. david? >> reporter: larry, the justice department estimates that over 170,000 guns are stolen in residential burglaries across the country each year. two san jose council members worry that those guns are then being used to commit other crimes. they'd like that to stop. the proposal goes to the city council in a month or so now that the committee has worked out details that will require san jose residents to look up their agains when not at home. >> we are actually doing this not only to protect our community from gun violence and guns falling into the wrong hands but ultimately it protects the guns of the firearm owners because they get to keep their guns. >> reporter: they received input from police chief eddie garcia along with both sides of the issue. aa locksmith in san jose showed us the kind of examples that
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lock boxes or they can be bolted down to prevent theft. >> you want to secure the gun so somebody can't steal it but want to have access to the gun in case your family is at risk for some reason. >> reporter: there is opposition to the proposal. the owner of costello guns doesn't think the plan will keep guns out of the hands of burglars. >> this won't prevent anything. if a burglar breaks in and the gun is locked up, he's going to get it no matter what and it's not going to prevent anything. >> the original plan by council members had other requirements. however, with similar and overlapping proposals at other levels of government, only the locked up while not at home is moving forward. california's u.s. senate
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race heats up. just ahead, camala harris gets a big endorsement as sanchez trails in the polls. a look at the battle 19 days before voters hit the polls. and we have breaking news in san carlos. a bus on fire. we'll have details ahead. plus, car seats and the new margin of safety in a crash. we're talking about child car seats, of course. michael finney has the story. also, gone with the wind.
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we have breaking news on the peninsula. there is an rv fire northbound 101 at holly street in san carlos. you can see crews are trying to put water on it.
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the concern is that there's a 50-gallon propane tank on that rv and you can see that really busy stretch of freeway at this peek hour is shut down in that immediate area where we're talking about holly street in san carlos. we'll keep an eye on it and let you know when the freeway is clear. in the meantime, you may want to take 280. we're keeping you updated with push alerts through the abc 7 news app. and kamala harris is battling loretta sanchez for retiring barbara boxer's seat. here's that story from san francisco. >> i'm traveling up and down the state the last 19 days as we have done for the last year and a half. >> reporter: with a big lead into the polls, kamala harris says she's not counting on being
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a u.s. senator just yet, especially not in this election cycle. >> this requires people to step up, to speak out and to vote. so the work that we're putting into these last 19 days is the work of continuing to reach out to people in their neighborhoods and their communities, reminding them that their voice matters. >> hi. >> scott weiner himself a state senate candidate for a quick campaign candidate. earlier, harris' rival, loretta sanchez, appeared at ucla, before a group of rotc students. >> i know what it means to serve and i know and have seen the dangers and the challenges of our warriors when they are in the field. i have seen the sacrifice of what it takes to defend this country. >> reporter: as a member of the house armed services and homeland security committee,
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sanchez foreign policy and counterterrorism while harris is california's top cop points to her crackdown on big banks. for-p for-profit colleges. lori anthony, abc 7 news. we have a valuable tool at enter your zip code and street address as well as details on where, when and how to vote. that's at abc 7 and on our app. in san carlos, take a look at this. cars stopped, drivers out of their cars just sitting there by the median looking because they are not going anywhere due to the rv fire northbound 101 at
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the holly street exit in san carlos. nobody is moving as crews try to put out the fire. there's a concern that there's a 50-gallon propane tank. the backup is just growing. these are people leaving palo alto trying to head north to san francisco. this is right before the oracle exit as well. so a very busy place. but right now, both directions stopped at that point as we take a look at the firefighting efforts. >> they have done a terrific job in quickly responding to this because when we first got wind of it and the chopper was overhead, you could see the flames and so they've done a nice job. as you mentioned in the earlier report, the concern is the propane tank on board this rv. if that goes up, we're going to have a big ignition and that's why everybody has to be kept back. i still see flames there right in front of the vehicle. those people will be waiting in that backup for quite some time. >> it's going to be horrible for the commute from san mateo
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county out of the area. the best option, again, is to avoid it. take 280 or take el you can get the latest push alerts through the abc 7 news app. we'll move on to consumer news now. a new safety feature for child seats but the question is does it work and is it right for your kid? >> michael finney has the important answers. >> this is really good news. consumer reports of infant seats with a new safety feature common in europe but is only now making its way to the united states. in the 40 years that consumer reports has been testing child seats, a lot has changed from the seat and harness styles to the way they are secured in cars. all these changes have dramatically changed child passenger safety. the most recent improvement is
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called the load leg. >> it extends from the base of an infant seat to the vehicle floor making the seat more stable and safer for the baby. >> reporter: consumer reports roopt recently updated its ratings for children under 1 year old. the seats with the load legs received the highest crash performance ratings. this footage shows how similar seats from the same manufacturer perform with and without the load leg. although both perform well, the seat with the load leg has less forward motion than the one without it. >> in our crash tests, seats with the load leg resulted in a 50% decrease in head injury to the dummy than the one without it. >> consumer reports evaluation found it easy to use but you will pay a premium for this new
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feature. seats that include this tend to be expensive, with prices ranging from 250 to almost $400. while consumer reports says all seats are safe when used and installed safely, these offer an addition margin of safety. consumer reports warns that not all american cars are designed to work with this new style of car seat. so if you're considering an infant seat with a load leg, check your vehicle manual for any restrictions because it may not work. >> thank you, michael. >> sure. look at the bright skies from our golden gate bridge camera. it's been a warm day. 77 degrees in san francisco. a good eight degrees above average. oakland, eight above. san jose, nine degrees warmer where you should be. santa rosa, 85 degrees. the climate prediction center
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issued the winter outlook. they are saying that it's going to be warmer than average for the bay area this upcoming winter and for much of central and southern california. in terms of rain, la nina forecast between late fall and winter, they are expecting it to be a weak one not lasting very long. equal chances of seeing drier than normal chances like southern california, wetter than normal for places like the pacific northwest. they are expecting our drought to continue. tracking a few clouds and as we look towards the port of oakland, it's sunny outside right now and the temperatures are really nice and mild to warm. san francisco, low 70s. oakland, 75. currently 81 in gilroy. future tower camera towards the marin area, warm from santa rosa to nap ta. 80s. livermore, 80 degrees. as we look towards sausalito,
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the cooling trend begins tomorrow. a chance of showers early next week. our hour-by-hour forecast, you'll notice fog is coming back near the bay. 5:00 a.m. commute time, watch out for the fog for the latter part of the morning. fog pulls away for most areas. the temperatures will come down for your friday. most noticeable around the coast and the bay. speaking of coming down, upper 40s to mid-50s. the fog is around primarily near the beaches and then for the afternoon, look at the highs. 70s and 80 s. plenty of sun. places like san francisco and upper 70s, going down to 78 degrees. half moon bay, not going to be up there that warm. you'll want to download our app to help you track the possibility of showers. it's not clear cut. 5:00 a.m. monday, potential of wet weather up to the north. it doesn't slide very quickly. you have to wait until tuesday
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and as we get closer and closer to that tuesday time period, we're noticing that the models keep flip-flopping and drying out. stay tuned. accu-weather seven-day forecast, low to mid-70s with below average conditions. 60s at the coast. tuesday, chance of shower. wednesday is dry and another chance on thursday. larry and kristen? >> thank you, sandhya. we're keeping our eye on
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at least five people are dead after super typhoon haima slammed into the philippines. thousands were forced to get out. it's blown now into the south china sea. and in china, strong winds from another typhoon blew that
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motorcycle driver across the road. this was posted yesterday. believe it or not, the biker is okay. typhoon sarika made landfall this week, the 21st of the year to hit that area. >> shows you how strong the winds are. researchers in japan are showing their latest technology in video mapping. this projects images on to moveable surfaces. moving surfaces like a stretchy t-shirt and infrared ink. it's one of the most promising applications for this new technology. up next, mark zuckerberg's daughter but we want to take a look at the periscope video being streamed live by the drivers stranded on holly street due to the rv fire in san
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carlos. you can see this is south into redwood city and palo alto completely jammed since no one is going anywhere we're watching the smoke from the fire as crews try to fight it. >> north 101 has been shut down until further notice. you can see the red in the area detailing the situation. now here on 101 in the south alla lot of it's a hoax.bal warminit's a hoax. it'll get cooler. it'll get warmer.
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it's called weather. we need some global warming! we need leaders who get it. so that we can move away from coal and oil to clean energy. i'm tom steyer. if you want to do something about climate change, you can. please. register and vote. nextgen california action committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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i'm ama daetz. coming up at 6:00, the rv fire which has closed all of the lanes on 101 in san carlos. you can see it there. we are following this story and we will continue to do that so we will have the latest for you today at 6:00. also, a breakdown of prop 61. the drug price initiative. 7 on your side michael finney examines why it's one of the most controversial measures on
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this year's ballot. and we'll show you how things shook out for the next big one. that's coming up in half an hour at 6:00. larry, kristen? >> ama, see you then. diamonds is one girl's best friend. >> mark zuckerberg showed this facebook photo of his daughter with the family's pet beast. zuckerberg says max's first word was not mama, papa, dad, it's dog. >> makes sense. beast is very cute. >> we want to thank our viewer for this which he calls fields of gold. >> share your photo on social media #abc7now. you may see it on our newscast or at i'm larry beil. for all of us here at abc 7,
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thanks for the time. we'll see you again in 30 minutes for abc 7 news at 6:00. tonight, breaking news.:00. the fallout after donald trump and the bombshell dropped at the debate. he says he's not sure if he'll accept the results of the election. moments ago, michelle obama taking aim. also, the president on what he saw last night. and hillary clinton tonight, what she revealed in the moments right after. also breaking, an american killed in iraq, in the massive effort to take out isis. tonight, the images right here. the missile sent straight into cars driven by isis and their suicide bombers. the school bus horror. the car swerving, hitting children waiting for the bus. bystanders trying to lift the 6,000-pound car. your money tonight. the major bank, and who they're accused of targeting. reportedly minorities who speak little english, college students and seniors. what they're accused of doing behind your back.


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