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it was unprovoked. fortunately the driver of the pg&e truck, the employee, drove to headquarters and notified us. >> police say he yelled god is great. posted threats on facebook with hatred towards white people and the government. reporter laura nathan is heading to fresno. she will join us live at fooi5:. >> a man accused of killing an elderly stranger came to an end today. >> the shooter took his own life when police tracked him down in pennsylvania. emily is in cleveland with the latest. emily. >> reporter: larry and alma, the police were pleading to the public for help with this nationwide manhunt. it was a concerned citizen tip that led those troopers in pennsylvania to steve stevens in erie county.
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the beginning of the end for steve stephens, at mcdonald's near erie, pennsylvania. >> he came through a drive through, placed an order, got to the first window where you pay, and the drive-through employee that was working at the time recognized him. >> the owner of the fast food chain says his staff tried to stall stephens waiting for the french fries. >> he didn't want to wait for the fries. he took his money and headed on the buffalo road. >> pennsylvania state police hot on his trail. >> units tsb is behind the white ford fusion on buffalo road heading out of wesley ville, erie. >> reporter: they used a pit maneuver to stop the car. >> this resulted in the ford fusion coming to a stop. at that time stevens used a hand gun to take his own life. >> reporter: and back in cleveland, the 74-year-old victim's partner reacting to word of stephens' suicide. >> he took himself out.
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that is not going to ep had me and my babies. he's gone still. >> reporter: and there was talk yesterday, reports of a cell phone ping from stephens' cell phone in that area of erie, pennsylvania. pennsylvania police saying they didn't have that to go off of. they were on high alert. again, crediting that concerned citizen at the mcdonald's for bringing all of this to an end. in cleveland, ohio, emily rel, abc 7 news, back to you. >> emily, thank you. today at the facebook faa conference in san jose, ceo mark zuckerberg addressed the shooting and how it should be a catalyst for change for his company. jonathan bloom was there and joins us live now. jonathan? >> reporter: whenever you're at this conference, mark zuckerberg makes a point to talk about how the digital world can impact the real world. rarely has there been such a fresh and tragic example as this. zuckerberg took the opportunity to address the murder and the victim's family as he talks about bringing communities
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together and finding common ground. >> we have a lot more to do here. we're reminded of this this week by the tragedy in cleveland. and our hearts go out to the family and friends of robert godwin, senior. and we have a lot of work and we will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening. >> zuckerberg's remarks are just the latest response for facebook. yesterday in a blog post, the company said it was not quick enough to take down the video of the killing or the confession on facebook live that followed. facebook relies on users to flag content that's illegal or violent. zuckerberg has said they're working on a proactive approach with artificial intelligence. we asked folks here what they think. >> i think this is awful, but ideally again, using a-i technology to identify things that help protect people is really important. >> you know, the more that you build the technology that bleeds into the real world you have to deal with the harsh realities of
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the real world which is that tragedies happen every second. >> i think he's recognizing when you have a service so important to people around the world, that they spend so many minutes of their day and there is such a reach that you do have a responsibility of thinking about how this is going to help the world get better. >> reporter: obviously a lot of reaction to that tragedy here at facebook's developer conference where there are people visiting from all over the world. they have also been other big topics here and some announcements about facebook augmented reality and making virtual reality social. i'll tell you more about the day's other news here at the developer conference tonight at abc 7 news at 6:00. i'm jonathan bloom. abc 7 news. >> all right, jonathan, thank you. three killers, the so-called drifters, were sentenced today in a marin county courthouse. >> each of them saying they were remorseful for the october 2015 murders of a canadian tourist and a marin county man. abc 7 reporter vic lee live in the newsroom with the story.
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vic? >> reporter: the widow of the man calling the three killers violent, evil, brain dead drug addicts. the young killers, all of them pleaded guilty, had their own statements saying they were remorseful and asking for forgiveness. it was an emotional draining day for the families and friends of the two victims. the three killers appeared in court facing the victims' families and friends. 19-year-old lila the youngest of the three at the time of the murders. 24-year-old morris and 25 year old sean whom we could not show in court because he'll be in protective custody while serving his sentence. angle turned state's witness testifying against the two. the three were convicted of murdering canadian back packer audrey kerry in golden gate park during the crime spree two years ago. two days later steve carter of marin county and his dog were shot to death along a hiking trail near fairfax. in court, the emotional painful
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impact statements from the victims' families. carter, steve's wife. >> you became cold blooded murderers. so, now prepare to pay for it. >> reporter: prosecutor read a letter from audrey's mother who lives in montreal. >> the entire set backs and i really hope none of them are ever released from prison. >> reporter: each of the killers had their own statements. sean's attorney read his. >> please find it in your hearts to forgive me. >> reporter: the attorney read his statement. >> i know i can't ask for your forgiveness, but i hope you can find peace some day. >> reporter: and finally, lila's words to the families. >> i feel so much guilt and shame for the wrongdoing. i'm sorry. i'm sorry. >> reporter: sean got 15 years to life.
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lila received 50 years. and morrison lamply, the actual shooter got 100 years to life. vic lee, abc 7 news. >> all right. on to the lighter side and the weather forecast, you can see behind us beautiful day, sun returned. the question is will it stick around? >> this is a live look from our east bay hills camera. love looking at those clouds. spencer christian is here with the forecast. spencer. >> well, there is another storm moving in our direction, but at the moment we have calm conditions and mostly blue skies. a look at live doppler 7. as you saw in the camera view there behind larry andal m alma have puffy clouds. mt. diablo, 65 degrees in san francisco, 68 oakland, 64 mountain view, 68 san jose, 68 gilroy and half moon bay. there goes my view. we had a view from sutro tower before the clouds moved in.
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68 in novato, 64 at livermore. this is a satellite view of our next chance of rain, a little strong weak one spinning harmlessly out at sea. it is moving toward the bay area. it is ranked 1 on the storm impact scale. it will arrive tomorrow night bringing light showers, first to the north bay then the rest of the bay area. north bay locations may get up to a quarter of an inch of rain for the system. but probably less than a tenth of an inch for the remainder of the bay area and i'll give you a closer look at the tracking of this storm in just a few minutes. alma? >> all right, thank you, spencer. the job of fixing two damaged spillways at the oroville dam will go to a company from nebraska. state water officials awarded the corporation a 275 million deal. the state hopes the repairs will be completed by november 1st. it caused evacuation of thousands of people because of the winter's storms. >> abc 7 news was on oakland's park boulevard. emergency repairs beginning there. one of four overpasses along
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highway 13 getting immediate attention to replace rusted and worn railings. cal trans expects this project will take six months. >> it took about two hours to free a woman from her mangled suv after a chain reaction freeway accident in fairfield. sky 7 flew above the scene on westbound 80 on u.s. parkway. highway patrol investigators say that chevy tahoe overturned after being hit by a honda. a big rig also hit a compact cara round 9:30 this morning. >> a ron ert park man has been arrested in a hit and run collision that injured an 86-year-old woman in san francisco. john wiper surrendered to police yesterday and was booked on suspicion of felony of hit and run and reckless driving. police say he hit the woman as he was driving on columbus avenue in north beach on march 29th. she was crossing mid block between union and fill bert streets. that would be is still hospitalized. >> b.a.r.t. will begin sweeping its tracks with magnets soon. hundreds of passengers were delayed and 22 b.a.r.t. cars
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were knocked out of service by a propulsion problem on a pittsburgh line friday. engineers are now blaming dust particles left on the rails after a maintenance operation. the fix, magnets attached to the bottom of vehicles that can run the tracks, sweeping them of the metallic dust when trains aren't in service. >> we did a lot of grinding out there recently and the good news is when you grind the tracks that noise goes away. the bad news is we leave some particul particles that could potentially be causing disruption to the system. >> b.a.r.t. officials credited their staff with quickly figuring out the fix. b.a.r.t. is now shopping for magnets and hopes to begin sweeping those tracks soon. >> former president george h.w. bush is back in the hospital. a family spokesperson tells abc 7 news the 41st president is going to be fine. 992-year-old was admitted to the houston methodist homt on friday because of a persistent cough. he had a mild case of pneumonia. that's been resolved. president bush is being held for further observation while he regains strength.
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meanwhile giants manager is recovering after a minor heart procedure in san diego. the team says he underwent that procedure today to alleviate discomfort he was experiencing due to an irregular heartbeat. he still has a home in san diego. the giants say the procedure was a success and he will be resting at home tonight. he'll miss the giants' next two games while the team is in kansas city. he is 62 years old. he had two stents inserted two years ago to widen blood vessels that lead to the heart. >> president trump kept another campaign promised to. the executive order the president hopes will help keep american jobs and why some businesses worry it may go too far. >> also looking back at the devastating 1906 earthquake and the permanent tribute you'll be surprised to learn doesn't already exist. >> oilers going at it in three hours. having trouble finding offense. we have fans who have some answers next. >> and taking a live look at our traffic at 4:11 on this tuesday,
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looking at the golden gate bridge. moving nicely in both directions. your northbo
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president trump today signs an executive order called "buy american hire american." >> we clamp down on guest worker visas and could have a big impact on silicon valley. abc 7 news anchor kristen sze. >> the order is called buy american hire american. the president signed it with much fanfare in wisconsin where he toured snap-on tools, manufacturer of high-end tools. the administration considers it a prime example of a company that uses american workers to
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build quality goods. >> for too long we've watched as our factories have been closed and our jobs have been sent to other far away lands. >> mr. trump's executive order has two parts. one, it requires federal agencies to buy more goods and services from american companies. two, it requires a crackdown on any abuse in the guest worker visa program, specifically it targets the h 1 b visa, the one that silicon valley relies on to bring highly skilled foreign workers like engineers to work in the u.s. >> what does that mean for silicon valley, what is its worry? >> american employees who cannot accomplish the work they need done in the united states will have to find a place to do it. and, so, some of those companies already may be forced to find other locations outside of the united states. >> now, late this afternoon san jose mayor sam liccardo issued a statement, i welcome any changes that will crackdown ton h 1 b abuses or loopholes that could
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be used to hire workers at lower wages. however, we must not adopt any policies or rules that would hamper the critical flow of cutting edge ideas and talent into our country. larry and alma? >> all right, thank you so much, kristen. united airlines says no one will be fired over last week's incident involving the passenger dragged off of a plane. in a conference call today, the ceo said he takes full responsibility for making this right. he also said it's still too early to tell if the incident is hurting ticket sales. in today's call, ceo oscar munoz says it was a humbling learning experience for all of us here at united and for me in particular. >> turning to sports now, the san jose sharks hoping tonight turns into a gigantic teal party. >> they are hosting the game for the playoff series hoping to even it up. >> mike shumann live. the sharks somehow some way have got to find some offense. >> reporter: well, no question, larry. the calm before the storm here at the tank, and sharks did what they were supposed to in
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edmonton. they stole one game, but they gave it back over the weekend. home ice now in edmonton's hands. as you mentioned, they have to find some offense. it's been since overtime of game one since they have scored a goal. and, of course, jumbo joe thornton returned for game three and hopefully he'll be a little more effective tonight. i talked to a few fans and asked them, what's going on with the offense? >> when they came here for the last game i want to blame it all on jet lag. i really do. they were in canada for a week. i'm hoping they're here, they're rested. they can turn it around. we need to see more action from burns, more blue line shots, tighter passes from hurdle and we need jumbo back on the ice because losing him has been a huge strike to our morale. >> for hockey fans that don't understand what you just said break it down in layman's term. >> take the black thing, smack it across the guy in the net. that's all it is.
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>> joe thornton is going to more comfortable coming back after the injury. might that help? >> he might look lielk an old man out there. hopefully he can microsoft past better. we need some energy. >> reporter: wow, old man? >> a little bit. >> reporter: fans can make a difference here tonight at the tank. >> oh, yeah, we're going to be loud, we're going to show up. we're going to scream. we're going to get rowdy, it's going to be a blast and we're going to definitely bring that energy the sharks need to win this one tonight. >> reporter: all right. so, it's jet lag, old age and of course just put that black puck in the back of the net. reporting live in front of the tank here in san jose, mike shumann, abc 7 news, guys? >> quite the analysis there. join the abc 7 coaching staff with analysis like that. all right. the warriors return to playoff action tomorrow at oracle. could be without kevin durant, though. the all-star forward listed as questionable with a calf strain which he suffered in sunday's 121-109 victory over 0 the
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blazers. durant led the way with 23 points. you can see him with the wrap on his leg. the calf strain is on the same leg in which durant suffered an ncl knee sprain in early march that forced him to miss over five weeks of the regular season. hopefully he'll be okay tomorrow. tip-off for tomorrow's game is 7:30 at oracle. >> and we want to see the warriors pride. share your pictures online dubs on 7 when you instagram, tweet or post on facebook. you can see your pictures on tv or maybe online. >> march madness is coming to the warriors new home, the chas. they'll be the host in 2022. the pac-12 conference will be the host of the west regionals in san francisco. the west regional champion will move on, of course, to the final four. this marks the first time an ncaa tournament game will take place in san francisco since 1939. and i think spencer christian did sideline reporting when this was going on back then. >> i was already taking my pension at that point.
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[ laughter ] >> we were talking earlier about chances of rain. let's take a look at our chances of rain over the next seven days. tomorrow we have a chance tomorrow, pretty good chance, about a 60% chance. look at the rest of the seven-day period. it's zero. we're going to be drying out for a while. which is probably good news to those of you who are tired of the rain right now. we have no rain falling in the bay area. as you can see here on live doppler 7. there is a storm on the way that will bring us rain tomorrow night. this is the view live from our south beach camera here in downtown san francisco. boy, is that a tongue twister. looking southeasterly a few clouds in the sky. blue skies right now. these are forecast futures rain will arrive late tomorrow, tomorrow night. dry pattern begins on thursday and sunny and warmer weather by the end of the week. overnight you'll see a few clouds, more than we have right now as a matter of fact. low temperatures will be a bit cooler than last night. generally mid to upper 40s, but we'll see some locations bottoming out at 50 degrees in san francisco and oakland.
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and as we look ahead to tomorrow, although there is rain coming in tomorrow night, the daytime looks relatively calm and dry. mostly sunny skies throughout the day. early morning temperatures in the 40s, but easing up to mid 60s by noon and we'll see 70 degrees in some inland locations and around the bay by 4:00 p.m. tomorrow night we'll see -- it will turn a little cloudy eras the storm approaches. that storm ranks 1 on the storm impact scale. light showers starting in the north bay then south ward and eastward as many storms do. this is a forecast animation starting 10:00 tomorrow evening. there will be rain falling in the north bay, some of it moderate to heavy, but generally light to moderate rain. as it swings south ward and eastward late tomorrow night into early thursday morning it weakens and falls apart. giving wail to just scattered showers as the morning commute begins on thursday. and by mid-morning it will be over and we'll start to dry out for several days. in fact, for about a week. this is our later this week look
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at weather conditions starting thursday after the morning showers. we'll have sunny skies going into the weekend. high temperatures up to around 80 degrees inland friday and saturday. by the way, speaking of dry weather, rainfall outlook for the entire state the next two weeks looks dry. in fact, dryer than average. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. once again tomorrow evening's storm ranks 1 on the impact scale. after that we'll be drying out for the foreseeable forecast future with temperatures rising up to 80 degrees on friday. it will be nice and warm. almost summer like. but there will be a gradual drop off in temperatures, very gradual as we get through the weekend into early next week. >> friday looks fantastic. >> thanks, spencer. >> all right, from storm, it was a geek dream come true in san jose and it is only the beginning. >> richard simmons is back. his disappearance from public life launched a podcast and a whole lot of questions.
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fitness icon richard simmons is expected to make a full recovery. he was hospitalized yesterday. his manager michael released a statement exclusively to abc news saying, quote, after a few days of battling severe indigestion and discomfort we agreed it was best to seek treatment. it sparked a podcast called missing richard simmons. earlier this month simmons signed a new business deal for merchandising and endorsements. >> storm troopers and souper heros will march in for the silicon valley comic con. abc news was at city hall where steve wozniak helped raise the flag he helped create. last year it drew 60,000 people. if you go expect to see the cast of star trek, the next generation, starz of flash, walking dead and buzz all children. it was a no-brainer having comic con in the heart of silicon valley.
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>> all the silicon valley work, all of our engineering, always has a large amount of fun and play. geeks are that way. and comic con made sense. why was there no comic con here? >> it all kicks off friday. tickets are ten to $99 with more expensive vip options available. this year there will be an outdoor festival that includes a science fair. beer and wine garden and play events. >> it is amazing how people dress up for these events. >> they're out there. >> a show of support from the u.s. >> our commitment is unwavering and our resolve could not be stronger. >> some tough talk from the vice-president as tensions continue to mount between the u.s. and north korea. >> plus, as the do little raiders are on a today, controversy is brewing on the usss hornet. the concert some say doesn't belong there and why it will go on. >> crowds gathered to watch this rocket launch in florida today. how it is honoring an americ
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>> announcer: live where you live, this is abc 7 news. >> and here are the stories making headlines at 4:30. right now man is in custody accused of shootding and killing four people in fresno. first one occurred on thursday, three more killings during a rampage today. police said the suspect corey ali muhammad told them that he hates white people and the fbi has joined the investigation.
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world news tweeted the facebook murder suspect took his own life. investigators said steve stephens shot himself as officers in pennsylvania approached his vehicle. this weekend stephens up loaded video to facebook showing himself just killing a random person. abc 7 news reporter vic lee tweeted the prison sentences for three drifters who killed a pair of people in separate shootings two years ago. one person was shot to death in golden gate park, the other on a trail in fairfax. those sentences ranged from 15 to 100 years. the uss hornet museum may sound like a hot bed for hip-hop music. on memorial day weekend ka leaf a will take the stage. he is an avenue ka for marijuana. he has his own strain. abc 7 reporter will talk to the director about this unusual combination. sergio. >> reporter: well, the uss hornet has launched helicopters and planes off its deck. it has retrieved a space capsule
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and on memorial day weekend it is going to head into uncharted waters and become a music venue. 75 years ago today, the united states launched a daring strike against japan after pearl harbor off the deck of this ship's name sake, the uss hornet. ♪ music by the ship's band set the mood for today's ceremony. it is a sharp contrast for the kind of music that will be thundering off the deck of the uss hornet this weekend. ♪ >> reporter: khalifa will be headlining the ship show, a two-day music festival on the deck of the uss hornet. the executive director of the museum acknowledges some of the artists might not seem like an obvious fit for an historic u.s. naval aircraft carrier. >> you have to move away from stereo types. these bands do a lot of charity work. a portion of the ticket sales
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are going towards a donation. >> reporter: a trip to colombia could contribute to the drug king. i asked a few attendees of today's commemoration what they thought of the artists. >> any exposure to the ship to get the younger folks to come out here. once they come for the music they'll come and see the show. i think that's fantastic. >> this is what we call the land of the free. so this is our country and so people are capable of doing whatever it is they like and what, and we're tolerant of that. >> reporter: they will have plenty of security provided by the alameda police department. the music festival will be one of the largest events ever hosted above the world war ii area aircraft carrier. the executive director does tell me that she understands this could be a little bit of a gamble, but she's hoping it pays off and raises the profile of the museum. reporting live in alameda i'm sergio keen tan a, abc 7 news. >> thank you, sergio.
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now the growing tensions of north korea, north korean leaders promise the missile test will continue perhaps on a weekly basis despite tough talk by the vice-president on a ten-day tour of the region. he says patience has run out. here is abc reporter megan hughes. >> reporter: president donald trump stopped to talk about domestic obstacles while he faces a nuclear showdown half a world away. vice-president mike pence is the messenger to the region telling japanese leaders tugs. >> our commitment is unwavering and our resolve could not be stronger. >> reporter: president trump as a candidate suggested that the u.s. couldn't police the world. japan might need to obtain its own nuclear arsenal. >> at some point we have to say, you know what, we're better off if japan protects itself against this maniac in north korea. >> reporter: the north korean threat has also caused the president to shift his posture towards china. on the campaign trail? >> we can't continue to allow china to rape our country and that's what they're doing. >> reporter: after that meeting
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in mar l-a-lago, he tells abc news. >> what am i going to do start a trade war with china in the middle of him working on a bigger problem with north korea? i'm dealing with china with great respect. >> reporter: secretary of defense james mattis said even though it was a failure, it was a reckless provocation. >> china and the united states, south korea, japan, we all share that same interest. >> reporter: and some republicans in congress see trump's foreign policy evolution as a positive. senator bob corker is chairman of the foreign relations committee. >> i do think ratcheting up the issue and pressure is important at this time. sources say north korea has 20 to 30 nuclear weapons today. >> reporter: tonight we expect to hear more about the u.s. military role in the region. the vice-president will be visiting service members on board the uss ronald reagan in tokyo bay. megan hughes, abc news, washington. >> tomorrow britain's house of
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commons will vote on prime minister theresa may's surprise request today for an early general election on june eighth. >> at this moment an enormous national significance, there should be unity here in westminster, but instead there is division. >> may says a successful early election would give her government a stronger mandate in talks to leave the european union. this is a stunning reversal for may's government which announced last month there would not be an early vote. but a vote to happen two-thirds of the house of commons must approve the measure tomorrow. >> a family hopes a woman and her step grandson will be found safely after being swept away by a fast moving creek at the grand canyon. relatives say 62-year-old lieu ann merrill is an experienced hiker who knows the remote area of the arizona park well. she is also the wife of randy mer he will, of a popular hiking boot company called merrell. what happened to merrill and
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13-year-old jackson stan differ is very rare. >> that two people would be washed away in a creek crossing is something that is almost unheard of in our local memory of grand canyon incidents. >> family members say the boy is an experienced swimmer. park rangers rescued two other family members from the same creek on saturday. they are searching for merrill and stan differ using helicopters and drones. a former store clerk convicted of killing a 6-year-old boy in new york nearly 40 years ago has been sentenced. pedro hernandez was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for the murder of a ton peyton. he confessed to the murder in 2012. the boy's disappearance affected police practices and the nation's consciousness of missing children. aton was among the first missing children pictured on milk cartons. >> a space station supply ship named for john glenn now in
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orbit. >> 1, 0, and lift off of the atlas 5 rocket and the ss john glenn. >> that was rocket provided the lift at cape canaveral today just as it did for glenn 55 years ago. the commercial cargo ship dubbed. ss john glenn holds 77 pounds of food, equipment and research for the international space station. it is due there on saturday. >> have you done your taxes yet? hope so. the deadline is soon. what you need to know before midnight. >> extension. and marking history in san francisco, remembering the victims and the heroes of the 1906 earth quake and fire. >> i'm spencer christian. just a few clouds along the bay area sky line now, but more on the way and a little bit of rain. i'll have the accuweather forecast coming up i
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today marks 111 years since the great 1906 earthquake and fire. it was a day that dramatically changed san francisco. the 1906 quake and the fires that followed destroyed more than 80% of the city. today a moment of silence was held for the thousands who lost their lives. abc 7 news reporter tiffany wilson was there. >> reporter: in the darkened day san francisco ans gathered to remember the devastating disaster of 1906. at 5:12 sirens sounded. an erie world to mark the moment the ground shook and chaos began. >> hundreds are killed as the
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liquefied ground swalwell owes their homes. >> reporter: historians say more than 3,000 people died in the great earthquake and fire. it was here at lotus fountain. families posted notices for lost loved ones. >> there has never been a black face near lotus fountain to commemorate the 1906 earthquake. >> reporter: that's why the san francisco history association started a fund-raising drive to mount a 4 by 6 foot bronze plaque on this wall. they hope to have it installed for the earthquake's anniversary next yeerar. they moved to church street in the mission. >> on april 19, 1906, this hydrant, the little giant, was found to have water. >> reporter: they sprayed gold every year as a reminder. joseph took part in the ceremony for the first time. >> i'm actually kind of impressed by these people's like resolve to keep this going and keep the heritage. it's pretty impressive. >> reporter: organizers say
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today's events are important not only to remind us of the resilience of the same san francisco ans more than 100 years ago, but also to help us remember to come up with a plan for an earthquake because we don't know when the next one will hit. in san francisco, tiffany wilson, abc 7 news. >> and as tiffany was saying there, we always tell you the time to prepare for an earthquake is right now. and at abc 7 we want to help make it easy for you. go to our website at abc 7, look for the prepare nor cal section. right there you'll find guidelines for stocking an earthquake survival kit, how to develop an emergency plan for your family. >> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with spencer christian. >> we'll start with live doppler 7 showing mostly calm conditions over the bay area now. mostly sunny skies tomorrow. we'll see an increase in clouds as the storm approaches in the northwest. it will reach 70 degrees the warm est. the clouds will arrive early in advance of the rain. the rain will be brought to us by our storm ranking 1 on the
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storm impact scale, storm of light intensity which will start to produce light showers and rainfall tomorrow night. and it will fall apart basically overnight into thursday morning. we don't expect more than a quarter of an inch of rain in even the wet est locations. here is a plot showing the precip projection. over 100th of an inch of rain. however, it will be a little bit wetter up north where santa rosa may receive 3/10 of an inch of rain. this is the accuweather forecast seven-day forecast. it ranks 1 on the storm impact scale, light incense it, late night shower, perhaps steady rain in the northernmost reaches of the bay area. we start drying out on thursday and beginning on friday we'll have a nice warm up into the weekend. high temperatures approaching 80 degrees in the inland areas. don't we welcome that. >> oh, yeah. all right, thank you, spencer. >> all right. it is tax deadline day. what if you're not ready? you still -- >> larry? >> i told you, i'm filing an
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as we hope you know today is the tax deadline. no matter how many extra days the irs gives you to file, some of us just are not going to make tonight's midnight deadline. no need to panic. you do have a few options. here to explain exactly what they are, abc's chief business and economic correspondent rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: with more than 150 million americans rushing to file their tax returns, it probably comes as no surprise that millions and millions of us aren't close to being ready. and this year we even get a few extra days to crunch those numbers. the following deadline gets pushed back, making tuesday, april 18th the last day to file on time. so, with that deadline looming, what's a taxpayer to do? >> what you need to remember is that you have to file something. >> reporter: filing your return is the best way to go. there are penalties for nonfiling and late filing and
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late payment. however, there is another option. >> you can always file an extension which will then give you until october to complete your return. >> reporter: if you try owe try to pay as much as you can as soon as you can. that will stop any fees as well as those painful penalties. there are several simple ways to do so, including paying online, by phone, by check, or even using your personal credit card. if you happen to be one of the lucky ones getting money back -- >> you still need to file your tax return and the irs isn't going to give you your refund unless you file your tax return. >> reporter: with that in mind, the irs is sitting on about $1 billion in unclaimed refunds. tax payers have three years from the time the tax is due to claim one. so, april 18th is the last day tax payers can receive a refund from the 2013 tax year. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> tax day free bees to their customers, for example, you can
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get free sin a bon bites at selected cinnabon stores. mcdonald's as free bees depending on the location. firehouse subs is offering free medium sub when you buy a large sub and chips. for more go to abc 7 >> buying cigarettes with menthol can be illegal in san francisco next year. supervisor malia cohen introduced a bill that would ban flavored tobacco products by january. that includes mint, grape, bubblegum and other flavors. the bill specifically targets menthol. studies have shown menthol makes tobacco more addictive. >> because they taste good. they mask the flavor of tobacco. they make it easier for people to become lifelong users. >> the bill is personal for cohen. her grandmother died of emphysema. an fda study found advertising for menthol cigarettes is ten times higher in black
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communities. mayor ed lee says he'll sign the bill if it reaches his desk. a new study by u.c. san francisco says researchers says young adults get more pleasure from significant raets than using alcohol and marijuana. the first study to document such results, previous studies have shown the combined pharmacological effects of cigarettes and alcohol can lead to a heightened sense of reward for users. >> two of the world's most famous people are teaming up. prince william and lady gaga are joining forces to persuade people to be more open with their mental health issues. jessica castro from abc 7 mornings has more. >> reporter: a face time chat between the mother monster and the british prince. >> hello, prince william. >> hello, lady gaga. >> reporter: prince william and lady gaga chatting health on facebook live. >> for me the little bits i've learned so far about mental health is very much the case of the key to this conversation, it is important to have this conversation. >> reporter: prince william spoke on how important conversation with a friend or family can be.
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lady gaga talked about her own ptsd that she suffered following a sexual assault at 19 years old. >> even though it was hard, it was the best thing that could come out of my mental illness, was to share it with other people and let, you know, our generation as well as other generations know that if you are feeling not well in your mind, that you're not alone. >> reporter: the two agreed to do more to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health issues. lady gaga will visit the u.k. in october. >> we are not hiding any more. we're starting to talk. the best thing to do -- >> it is time for everyone to speak up. it feels very normal about mental health the same as physical health. >> reporter: it has been a cause for the royal family. you saw prince harry as well as the princess. and prince william suggesting that the pair tackle the issue together when lady gaga is overseas in the u.k., so, we could see a lot more of the unlikely duo soon. jessica castro, abc 7 news.
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>> oprah winfrey revealing her greatest extravagance which happens to be right here in the bay area, and easier to get the new in the next few seconds, she is wild for english muffins from the model bakery in napa valley. you can get them at the bakery saint helene a or napa locations, but oprah told people magazine she has the baked goods flown to her. nice to be oprah. i fly in my favorite muffins, please. she named the muffins to her annual favorite things last year. a dozen will cost you $28 plus shipping and handling. >> wow. a north bay apartment building under construction, it is not even finished yet. a problem that's gotten worse with all the recent rain. >> right now kristen is here with a look at abc 7 news at 5:00. >> thanks. coming up next escaping reports for parking permits for people with disabilities in california. it all but accuses the dmv of
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sleeping on the job. on the hunt for herons. why oakland is on a rescue mission. and dog the bounty hunter testifies in sacramento. the extra turned reality star turns expert again. dan and i join you for abc 7 news at 5:00.
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and we have a great lineup for you coming up tonight on abc 7. at 8:00, it's the middle. that's followed by american housewife. fresh off the boat. then imaginary mary. at 10:00, catch mar develops of agents of shield. do not miss abc 7 news at 11:00. >> in related to planning and building. >> it started as a $47 million project. it has become much more expensive. here is abc 7 news reporter wayne freedman. >> reporter: whind the -- behind the white plastic is a large
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construction project being done the right way. then again, the second time is the charm. >> i'm a little surprised. it's an understatement. i was surprised. >> reporter: philip roy is more than a diplomat. he's a project manager named the fixer and he will eventually become the tamme ridge residences needed a big one. itsz 180 units are 18 months behind schedule plagued by water damage, rot and 3,000 pages of code violations. >> every year it was done. and then undone? >> then undone. >> the windows, 1600 taken out and reinstalled. flashings, exterior wood. just bricks alone, 16,000 square feet damaged, removed, then they bought more, now they're replacing it. tam ridge has been controversial all along beginning with the association of bay area governments ordered this 2.7 square mile town to zone for a disproportionate 244 new housing
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units. mayor diane first is still angry about that. >> we appealed airbag's housing quota and the appeal was denied. >> reporter: now they have this massive reminder of overzealous planning and shoddy construction finally due to open in late june. thanks to the fixer. >> it's always harder to do it the second time around. >> reporter: more expensive? >> more expensive. >> reporter: would you live in these now? >> absolutely. we built it. >> reporter: wayne freedman, abc 7 news. >> developer mcfarland partners hasn't announced when yet, but those who know the market expect them to range from 3 to $6,000 per month. >> expensive. >> yeah. >> you can get the latest news any time with the abc 7 app and you can download that for free. be sure to enable push alerts. for breaking news where you live. >> that will do it for this edition of abc 7 news at 4:00. >> i'm alma daetz. >> i'm larry beil.
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abc 7 news at 5:00 starts now. >> shots were fired. >> a shooting rampage in downtown fresno. the gunman apparently shouted in arabic as police tagled him. we're here live with the breaking news. plus. >> a young woman apologizes in her part for killing two people in the bay area. the victims' families are not ready to forgive. >> also how showdown over renters rights san jose is ground zero in a growing fight between tenants and landlords. >> announcer: now from abc 7, live breaking news. >> you are looking at the man police say went on a shooting spree in fresno. he appears to have been radicalized. his victims apparently chosen at random. three people have been killed in fresno. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm kristen sze. thanks for joining us. the mayor calls this a sad day for his city. the gunman who was wanted for an earlier murder. >> today's shootings happened in central fresno where police
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registered 16 shots in four different locations, all within a minute. >> let's get to abc 7 news reporter laura anthony live in fresno for us this evening. laura? >> reporter: hi, kristen. this is still very much a crime scene. i am standing on fulton street in downtown fresno. this is where the shooting rampage ended near catholic charities not far from the courthouse. and other government buildings. police say this man corey ali muhammad went on a shooting rampage just before 11:00 this morning. one that left three men dead. it started a few blocks from here when muhammad fired at one man, we're told missing him with that stray bullet. hitting another man sitting in the passenger side of a pg&e truck, killing that man. from there according to witnesses and the police, he walked a couple more blocks, reloaded a large hand gun and continued firing. the last sick tim hit near here near catholic charities. he was then tackled by a f


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