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almost at friday, which means it is almost the weekend. welcome to thursday, august 24th. >> yes, we have been promising we'll see a warmup in the next few days. that still happening? >> i think so, especially this weekend. we're all here. powerball, no. but you may be a winner if you can dodge the mist this morning. excuse me. it's pretty thick over the bay bridge and the golden gate bridge, and watch out for that, even maybe the san mateo bridge and richmond-san rafael bridge. you can see the increase in clouds while we were sleeping. here's a look at san jose. 280 at 17, you can see the cloud cover pretty thick there. temperatures kind of cool, 56 to 62 degrees. the mist and drizzle will dry up by about 9:00, and then noon, we're mostly sunny. sunny at 4:00, our temperatures go from 59 to 75, to 61 to 81 at
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4:00. just a touch cooler than yesterday. i'll have more on the big warming trend next. want to get you over to alexis. >> we're really off to a quiet start this morning. i don't have any major problems to talk about, just one new teeny tiny issue, southbound 880 in the milpitas area, disabled vehicle on the shoulder and the call says it's a really narrow shoulder there. so just be on the lookout for that, on the right-hand side, and use some caution through that area. here's a quick check outside golden gate bridge. we did have a dense fog advisory and a high wind advisory, both issued for golden gate around midnight. not too breezy at this point. not seeing a lot of fog, but we could have stretches of low visibility. we'll check on drive times coming up next. >> thank you. it appears college students protesting the return of a p professor no longer have to worry. a student accused the professor of sexual harassment, that
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professor was supposed to come back this semester, and now it appears he won't. matt keller is live for us at san jose state. >> reporter: good morning, reggie. today is the second day of classes here at san jose state. however, one class has been canceled and another class is looking for a professor because of this lingering sexual harassment controversy. this all happened in the department of education. last year, university investigators found professor lewis abtakhar sexually harassed a student. he stepped down as the department chair. however, he was still set to return to teach this fall. now we confirmed from a san jose state spokesperson, he will not be teaching at the university this semester. he was set to teach two classes. one was canceled. aptakhar's attorney said two third party investigations cleared his client of wrongdoing. no decision has been made on his future beyond this semester.
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reporting live at san jose state, matt keller. >> thank you. forced to close up shop. businesses around san francisco's chrissy field will keep their doors closed this weekend during a controversial rally. the shutdown of the presidio will stretch from the main post to crissy field where a patriot prayer rally is scheduled to take place. businesses were told they have to close for safety reasons in case saturday's rally gets violent. the national park service issued the permit yesterday, citing the group's right to free speech. it comes with 26 conditions. you see some of them there, including no firearms, aerosols, or ammunition. >> abc 7 news spoke with the man behind the rally, joey gibson of vancouver, washington. he shared his reaction after securing his permit. here's reporter vic lee with the interview. >> joey gibson, leader of patriot prayer, is expecting hundreds of people to attend his rally saturday at crissy field. >> there's going to be bernie supporters coming in. we're going to have atheists, christians, muslims.
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>> he never doubted the park service would grant him the permit to hold the gathering. >> i'm not surprised. it's in the constitution, the first amendment. >> he told us his rally is beyond politics. >> i do think people are drawn to the positive message of love and kindness, free speech, freedom. >> he said the last thing he wants is for violence to erupt like it did in charlottesville and in seattle the day after. >> i don't want any >> the pot rite prayer rallies have been denounced by city leaders and other politicians as a form for white supremacists. house minority leader nancy pelosi opposed holding the rally at crissy field. >> it's not a place where nazi sympathizers should come to spew forth their negative message. >> congresswoman jackie speier also opposed granting the permit, but she said it was ultimately an issue of free speech and assembly. she's just glad police are
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prepared for the worst. >> they were going to come and be there, permit or not. now, they're guaranteed that they're not bringing in any weapons, anything that can be used as a weapon. >> now gibson says he appreciates all the police protection and hopes it will be a day without violence. so does everyone else we spoke with. vic lee, abc7 news. >> you can go ahead and download the abc7 news app to get breaking details on all the protests this weekend. enable push alerts and we'll send you the latest news. >> lake county sheriff's deputies will honor a fallen colleague today. rob rumfelt died tuesday night. investigators believe he had a medical emergency. this is video from the crash scene. today, the sheriff's department will honor him with a procession. it will head north on highway 29 from napa back to lake fort. it's expected to enter lake county around 4:00 in the afternoon. hi, everyone.
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just moments ago, u.s. defense secretary jim mattis accused russia of trying to redraw international borders. he made the comment in ukraine where he is right now meeting with the ukrainian president. he went on to say that washington will not accept a russian takeover of ukraine's crimea region. rebels took over the region in 2014. secretary mattis is the first pentagon chief to visit ukraine in a decade. should be interesting to see how mattis' comments play out throughout the days coming up because president trump has been trying to improve u.s./russian relations. back to you. >> thank you. today marks the third anniversary since the 6.0 magnitude napa quake. some of the damaged buildings have yet to be fixed. the earthquake in 2014 destroyed 25 structures and damaged dozens more. the napa valley register reports the total cost of repairs is still being calculated. >> to developing news in the
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east bay. police need your help identifying a suspect in an attempted sexual assault. the victim said she was in the area of stockton avenue when someone grabbed her and tried to sexually assault her. police released these surveillance videos of the suspect. they say the victim screamed during the assault and neighbors heard her and the man ran off. if you recognize him, please call police. >> happening today, santa clara stadium authorities facing off against the 49ers over the final audit of levi's stadium. the two sides are at odds over what the audit means and who needs to pay up. that concluded the niners owe santa clara almost $2 million for public safety and other stadium costs the city has shelled out over the past three years. 49ers officials say the audit is riddled with errors. >> 5:07 now. a dean at san francisco state university is suing the school. sf gate reports the college of ethnic studies dean accused the university president of
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retaliation. the college has struggled with ongoing budget deficits. last year, stunls protested because they felt the school was holding back funds. they wrongly blamed the dean for protests and overspending and then threatened to fire him. the dean claims he lost out on job opportunities because of it. >> developing news out of newark as students head back to school today. the newark unified school district may have to lay off teachers and staff next year. according to the east bay times, $5 million has to becut from the budget over the next two years. declining student enrollment is to blame. >> a water fountain and some locker room showers are off limits at an east bay high school because of water quality issues. abc7 news was at mcclieman's high school where it was found unsafe levels of lead were coming out of the faucets. a district spokesperson said the fixtures are the source of the lead, not the water itself. >> whether it was a faucet or the fountain head or whatever,
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once we replaced those, we realized the water was coming out clean of lead. >> replacing the shower heads could take up to two months. it has brought in water dispensers until it brings in filters. >> how about a two-day school week? yeah, thas what we're doing in newark as we're heading back. newark unified school district, a great beginning of 60, and we have another area we want to highlight, belmont-redwood shores school district. cool this morning, 58. comfy this afternoon, a hazy 69 degrees at 3:00. have a great first day. let's look at temperatures around san francisco. 56 ipglen park. 58 in ocean beach, marina, financial, ferry building, 59 in petrero hill. for the warm spot, castro and the mission at 57. 61 right now in santa clara and palo alto. 59 in san leandro. richmond, about 58.
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here's the way it looks in san francisco. a little mist hanging in the air this morning. and we're going to have breezes if you're on the bay, north of the bay bridge, your activity planner at the coast, gray and breezy there. also in strong sunshine if you're out exercising after the lunch hour when all of us should be mainly sunny. 107 in palm springs today. afternoon sunshine, 79 in los angeles. an isolated thunderstorm in yosemite and 90. mainly sunny and about 80 in tahoe. here's a look at your north bay hourly temperatures. waking up, about 59. look at the noontime temperature, 70. hanging out in the 70s from 2:00 to 4:00. heading out at 8:00, take a light jacket. it will be about 65 degrees. the heat is on in my accuweather seven-day forecast. details on that next. here's alexis. >> good morning. we are enjoying a really quiet start to the commute today. here's a live look outside at our south beach camera, so folks coming across the bay bridge into san francisco not seeing issues. the only thing i can mention about this commute, you may have
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to flit your wipers on a time or two. there are a few sprinkles but it's more like mist and not big drops. no metering lights at this hour. we have 10, 15 minutes until that happens. westbound 80, no delays there. 17 minutes. another nine across the bay bridge into the city, and southbound 101, san francisco to sfo, also wide open in the green at nine minutes. next traffic update at 5:20. >> thanks. >> a burglar caught red handed but police refuse to respond. after the break, the reason officers never went to the scene. >> a new internet challenge that's no laughing matter. just ahead, the warning to parents from a mother who thought her boys would never fall victim. >> 5:11 in the morning. we want you to have a better day on this thursday. this is a feature you'll only this is a feature you'll only see on abc7 mornings
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it's 5:14. developing news in charlottesville, virginia, where the organizer behind that violent white supremacist rally has turned himself in. university of virginia police issued the warrant for chris cantwell. they gathered on campus to protest the removal of a confederate statue. he's accused of illegally using tear gas and causing bodily injury. >> for the first time in florida history, the state is going to execute a white man for killing a black person. it is going to do it with a drug that has never been used before in any execution.
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he's scheduled to die at 3:00 p.m. in 1987, he murdered a black man while making racial comments. he also murdered a mixed racial hispanic man dressed as a woman. >> a texas mom is warning about a dangerous challenge that sent her children to the hospital. a neighbor pouring boiling water on her 11-year-old son's back with his permission. he suffered second and third degree burns. >> no matter how stupid things look online, you know, your kids aren't above trying them just because they're kids and they're curious. >> her son is going to heal, but for others who have tried the challenge, it has proven life threatening before. some people doing the hot water challenge swallow the boiling water through a straw. doctors say the water can damage your esophagus and wind pipe. that's what happened to an 8-year-old florida girl. she died. >> the father of a 7-year-old girl is warning other parents after he says his daughter was
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targeted on a popular music app. candice gibson breaks down his story. >> in this morning's "gma" first look, a new parenting alert about an app popular with many children. he said his seven-year-old daughter was using the app moussically on her phone. >> someone asked her to remove clothing for pictures and she knew it wasn't right. >> without his knowledge, someone allegedly posing as a child began contacting her. asking her to send photos of herself without a t-shirt on, calling it a secret between us only. he filed a complaint with the local police department. >> my message to parents would be to pay attention. >> musically advised parents to use the private account setting and enable only the friends option for direct contact. at 7:00 a.m., more tips on how to keep your kids safe online. with your "gma" first look, i'm candice gibson, abc news, new
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york. >> that's scary. so many kids use that app. >> a burglar broke into a restaurant in st. louis, triggering an alarm. he got away after the police ignored the call. surveillance cameras reported the alarm blaring as the burglar searched through cash boxes on monday. the security company called police, but they wouldn't dispatch an officer because of a $50 fine for a previous false alarm. >> i would think we're more than an account or a permit. we're a business that we want people to work here and be safe. >> terrible. police say chronic false alarm calls put a strain on city resources. they eventually responded when the owner called 911. >> a shocking story. my goodness. >> 5:17. if you're about to retire or know someone who is, you may want to pay close attention to this story. financial services company fidelity claimed health insurance prices are increasing for new retirees. couple who retire this year will
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need roughly $275,000 saved up to cover their health care costs in retirement. that's up 6% from last year. here's something to keep in mind. each situation is unique and it could change projected expenses. all right. we're at the time where kids are going back to school, and now summer begins. hi, mike. >> yeah, doesn't that seem to coinside. the kids go back to school and then the heat cranks up. here's a look at the golden gate bridge where we have a west wind about 12 miles per hour. expect it to be misty and more fog as we head through the morning scomut. today, not as warm as yesterday. even though we'll have a mostly sunny afternoon, clouds come back, a little mist again for tomorrow's morning commute. and that heat is still coming in my accuweather seven-day forecast. not hot inland today. just warm sunshine from about 84 in san ramon and pleasanton to antioch at 89. let's head up to the north bay where temperatures will be warmer. the farther north you get, like 81 in santa rosa.
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novato, 83. closer to the water, sausalito, 66. vallejo at 76. breezy in both of those neighborhoods. let's head to the south bay. 80 degree temperatures around los gatos, gilroy, and morgan hill. everybody else in the mil mid to upper 70s. on the peninsula day, 71 at san mateo. menlo park, 74. cloudy or cooler around pacifica, 62. along the east bay shore, oakland, 70 today. fremont, 75. hayward, 73. mostly sunny there, and partly sunny around san francisco. 65 downtown, balboa park, 64, along with richmond district. let's look at what's going to happen in my accuweather seven-day forecast. more of the same tomorrow and then a touch of heat saturday, but the warmest days will be sunday and monday. hey, alexis. >> good morning. i had just a minor issue in the milpitas area. got an update on that for you. if you're traveling on 880, the southbound side before state route 257, a disabled vehicle on
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a narrow shoulder that has totally cleared from the roadway. so giving you the thumbs up. just north of there, northbound 880 before decotto road, another piece of debris in the roadway, metal in lane two. the left center lane. be on the lookout for that. a quick check outside. here's the richmond side of the richmond-san rafael bridge. so far, really light volumes. that's kind of the theme for the morning. no major slow spots. we're enjoying it while it lasts. next traffic update in a few minutes. >> thank you. new this morning, a study sounding the alarm about the number of bicyclist deaths. according to state farm, bicyclists had the largest increase of fatalities among all road user groups including drivers and pedestrians. the numbers are from 2015. crashes with molter vehicles, 85% of cyclists killed are men. the average age of victims, 45 years old. research also shows most fatal crashes happen at night between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. >> local representatives are continuing their push to invoke
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the 25th amendment. that allows for the removal of a president who is unable or unfit to do the job. >> i think that listening to the president last night really gave people grist for the mill. >> i call upon the use of the 25th amendment because it places the burden where it really needs to be right now, with the vice president and our cabinet. because they're in a position to rein in this president. >> we're hearing a lot of talk about this. removing the president under the 25th amendment is considered highly unlikely and has never been used to do that before. it's mostly used when presidents or vice presidents go under surgery. this would be setting a new precedent. >> it's 5:21. happening today, the deadline for interior secretary ryan zinke to deliver his review of national monuments. he was asked by president trump to ask whether their protected status prohibited protected use. here are five areas in california that may be axed or
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downsized. berryessa snow mountain, giant sequoia, and mojave trails national monument as well. gavin newsom defended the monuments in a letter to secretary zincy writing, these are essentially to preserving the environmentt and cultural resources of our nation's generations. >> plus, what lyft is telling its drivers a weekend's controversial rally at crissy field. >> and the reason these kitties probably have more money than you do right now. >> did they win the powerball? mike and alexis are keeping you mike and alexis are keeping you up to
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they say it's for safety reasons in case saturday's right-wing demonstration turns violent. >> number two is breaking news we got only seconds ago. the massachusetts state lottery saying whoops, the winning ticket was not sold in watertown. instead, it was sold in the city of chick apy. >> what about that mix-up. >> a san jose state university professor who was found to have sexually harassed a student will not be teaching this semester. >> number four, a long road to recovery. today marks three years since the napa earthquake. several historic buildings still need repairs. >> number five, taking a small step backwards this morning as we have mist out there that's going to lead to temperatures 1 to 6 degrees cooler than average this afternoon. >> number 6, extremely light on the roads today. really our only slow spot, westbound 580, tracy to dublin. you're in the yillo at 39
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minutes. >> and number seven, all you taylor swift fans, get ready. her new single drops tonight. the single is from the album "redemption" which we're told will be released in november. you know what? here's the other thing. her frenemy, possibly enemy katy perry is hosting the vmas this weekend. appare apparently, taylor swift is dropping her video that same day. >> maybe the beef is not done yet. >> mm-hmm. >> there's definitely one person in massachusetts with more money than all of us. sadly, there are two cats in new york that probably have more money than all of us, too. meet troy and tiger. their former owner, a dearly departed childless widow from the bronx, left the cats $600,000. the wealthy woman's two assistants each took a cat. the assistants, she has two assistants. >> yeah. >> the assist nlts have to submit their expenses for the cats in order to get reimbursed from the $600,000 trust fund.
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>> i would be taking that cat on every vacation around the world. >> like on a pillow next to you in turks and caicos. >> let's go. >> coming back with another full 90 minutes of news including the high-profile lawyer now coming to the defense of the google engineer fired over a sexist memo. >> also, the court ruling expected this morning that could put executions in california on the fast track. it is 5:27 in the morning. it is 5:27 in the morning. thanks for
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now, i don't want to say i'm a clairvoyant, but yesterday at this time, i told you were weren't going to win the powerball. >> i was convinced i was going to. >> i know things. >> we listen to meteorologist mike nicco, though, and he tells us there's a warmup on the way.
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>> i'm right as much as reggie is at times. here's a look at live doppler 7. it's humid this morning. there's mist hanging in the air. don't be surprised if it's little damp on your commute in. i had to use the wipers several times. walnut creek, the clouds are rolling in. temperatures, 57 to 71. as we head to noon, hazy sunshine, cloudy at the coast, low to mid 70s except for that sgien at the coast. still 60 at the coast, and then mainly upper 60s to low 70s at 7:00, a nice evening. a little cooler at the coast, 59. here's alexis. >> a live look at the golden gate bridge right now. we're hearing reports of some dense areas of fog. we're not really seeing it on this camera angle, but use some caution. we did have chp issue that dense fog advisory about midnight last night. so far, that commute is going just fine. not seeing any major problems all across the boards today.
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westbound 580, richmond-san rafael bridge, seven minutes. 12 minutes across 92, and the dumbarton bridge, a few minutes faster at nine minutes. bay bridge commute starting to ramp up. we'll check on that next. >> thanks. we're tracking developing news on the controversial right-wing rally set to take place in san francisco on saturday. businesses are now being told they have to close at crissy field, and there's also a warning for the public. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live for us at crissy field. good morning, amy. >> reporter: hi, natasha. sports basement is one of the businesses that is being forced to close. it sent an e-mail to its customers announcing the closure and emphasizing isother locations in the city would be open on saturday. all businesses from the main post to crissy field here in the presidio will close on saturday. they will lose that saturday revenue. the national park service saying they all have to close for safety reasons during the patriot prayer rally. that includes the roaring mouse
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cycles and presidio bowling. some birthday parties there will have to be rescheduled. >> bad timing, i guess. anytime you lose a day's revenue for something like this, it's not good at all. >> all protesters will be screened for banned items. that's including firearms, aerosols, ammunition, big backpacks, drones, explosives, helmets, mace or pepper spray, selfie sticks, glass, thermal, or metal containers. protesters will have to walk in, no vehicles or bicycles are being allowed from the bridge all the way to the palace of fine arts. the one entry point will be right there at that marina boulevard main gate at mason street. reporting live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thank you. meanwhile, lyft is telling drivers to report any incidents of intimidation or harassment. the company they should call 911
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and list critical response line if they feel unsafe. two thirds of lyft members identify as members of a minority group. one lyft driver told our media partners he plans to stay on the south bay and on the peninsula come saturday. >> the patriot prayer rally is planned from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at crissy field. several counter protests are scheduled at the same time and location. there's also one at noon at harvey milk plaza at the castro and at the civic center at 1:00 p.m. we have information at our news app and >> this park in berkeley will be the site of a rally against hate and violence saturday. it's aimed at countering a right wing valley. the counter protest and organized by racial protest leaders. others include a volunteer event saturday. >> a widening debate over historic statues linked to violence and racism.
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abc7 news was at san jose city hall where some people are upset over this group of christopher columbus. a group called the brown buryes has started a petition to get that statue relocated. they say a man responsible for the genocide of native americans should not be glorified at city hall. >> proceeds will be donated to the oakland firefighters charity fund. last week, two off-duty firefighters were shot. one victim, jake walter, died. two businesses are pledging to donate all revenue they'll make tonight and next thursday. oakland detectives are asking for the public's help in solving a double murder. this was the scene captured by security cameras as shots rang out at a block party over a year ago. two men died on 15th street that night. fletcher cooks was defending his girlfriend when he was attacked and shot. mccrary was shot by a stray
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bullet. there were about 350 people at the party and police believe there were four gunmen. >> a lot of times people have information, they're scared to come forward for one reason or another. >> somebody saw anything. somebody knows something. all we ask is that you just come forward. >> there is a $25,000 reward for any information leading to the killers. >> happening today, california could take a big step toward resuming executions. the state supreme court will issue a ruling this morning on a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of proposition 66. it sets a five-year limit on death penalty appeals. right now, they can take decades. opponents say speeding up the process could send innocent people to their deaths. california's last execution was 2006, and there are about 250 people on san quentin's death row right now. >> running over the golden gate bridge is one of the reasons
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people do the san francisco marathon. now that's in question. the bridge's board of directors will consider a proposal to stop closing one side of the bridge to traffic. organizers of the san francisco marathon and half marathon may have to reroute their course or limit runners to the sidewalk. another option would be for the marathon to create a protective barrier to separate the runners from traffic. >> developing news this morning, the search is on for two girls from lake tahoe who were reported missing in oregon. they released these photos of 18-year-old melissa lee and her younger sister kalyla, they were last seen at the eclipse festival in central oregon. the girls' parents have not heard from them since sunday. a san francisco lawyer is now representing the google engineer who was fired over his controversial memo. you'll likely remember it, arguing women are biologically less suiting for tech jobs. army dylan represented two groups fighting uc berkeley to
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get conservative pundit ann coulter to speak last year. dylan said she's reaching out to other workers who believe google discriminated again them because of their political beliefs. and that breaking news, a major mix-up with the powerball drawing. it turns out we just got a correction from the massachusetts state lottery saying it was sold in the city of chickapea, not watertown, which puts into question the winning store. the store that sells a winning powe powerball ticket is also considered a winner since it receives $1 million, chickapea in an entirely different part of the state, in a sub, of springfield instead of boston. last night's largest grand prize won by a single lot raticket in u.s. history. the winner has so far not come forward. >> who are the winners in the mount pleasant school district
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today as you head back to school? it will be brighter and comfortable in the afternoon after starting off cloudy and 61 this morning to 81 this afternoon. we have also got pacifica school district. a lot of mist this morning, mostly cloudy this afternoon. temperatures a whopping 5 degrees from 57 at 7:00 to 62 at 3:00. the kids probably wearing a coat both ways. in the low 60s at the highway 4 corridor, and pittsburg, antioch, and brentwood, also concord and dublin. the rest of the neighbors from 56 in pleasanton to about 59 degrees in levermer. same thing in san carlos and oakland. pacifica, 55. 62 at mountain view, san jose, and hayward. here's a look at the san mateo bridge. looking westbound. it doesn't look quite as moist here as it does over the golden gate bridge, the richmond-san rafael bridge, and the bay bridge. if you're on the bay today, small craft advisory north of the bridge. on the roads, a misty morning but it will be dry this
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afternoon, and cool to warm if you're taking mass transit. tropical depression harvey became tropical storm harvey in the overnight hours. it will become hurricane harvey before it slams into the texas coast right around corpus christi saturday morning with 85-mile-per-hour winds. inland flooding, up to 20 inches of rain is possible out of this storm. heading that way over had next three or four days, don't. just don't. here's a look at the morning commute with alexis. >> morning. i want to take you to the bay bridge commute here. unfortunately, our toll plaza camera is not cooperating, but we did get confirmation from chp that the metering lights are on. just a very slight delay as you approach the toll booths. that happened about 5:26 this morning. the rest of the maze looking good. the rest of the drive into san francisco looking good, too. you may have to flip the wipers on a time or two. we have a little mist or drizzle out there this morning. mass transit looks great. no delays. b.a.r.t. still looking good.
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47 trains in service right now. ace one on the move. ace three should leave on time this morning, and no delays for san francisco bay ferry. we should have normal service today as well. hearing about a new issue for the caldecott tunnel. >> activists are taking a stand for former 49er colin kaepernick. the demand they're making of the nfl. >> a man ends up on b.a.r.t. tracks in san francisco. the good samaritans who stepped into action to save him. >> make it a better day. you can see carl the fog you can see carl the fog
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search near singapore for missing sailors from "uss mccain." crews are also combing the seas. five of the ten missing men have been identified by relatives. medical examiners say a body found by malaysian forces is not one of the missing sailors. the mccain collided with an oil tanker earlier this week, costing the commander of the pacific fleet his job. >> the white house is moving forward with president trump's ban on transgender people in the military. the "wall street journal" reports a white house memo directs the pentagon to deny admittance of transgender people. it also orders an end to spending on transgender people. it will give james matting discretion on whether to kim
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someone out of the military. he will have six months to implement the ban. >> we're getting a new look at the construction on the lake oroville spillways. this new video shows crews installing steel beams on the walls of the upper spillway. demo of the main spillway is now complete and placement of re-enforced structural concrete is a quarter way to being finished. last winter's storms ripped a huge hole in the structure and caused the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people. crews are working to have enough of the spillway rebuilt in time for wint storms. >> amazon is opening its first brick and mortar book store. today is the official first day of business. the store will be similar to the first one amazon opened in seattle last year, which has drawn big crowds. the san jose store will feature 3500 titles. amazon plans to open another book store at walnut creek's broadway plaza. >> this is nice, hundreds of kids in oakland sporting brand-new sneakers thanks to klay thompson.
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he has a lot of fans there. they went wild when the warriors star hit the first official shot at the new klay thompson court yesterday. in addition, 600 students got brand-new sneaks just like the ones klay wears. they also heard straight from their hero. >> just got to realize they go hand in hand. if you want to be on the court, you have to have the grades. that was easy for me because i love basketball so much, i didn't want anything to get in the way of it. >> the kids gave klay a t-shirt. he donated the money to refurbish the court and the school's rec room. >> good samaritans credited with saving a man from an oncoming b.a.r.t. train. you'll see a man ended up in the path of an oncoming train in the civic center stop. other passengers immediately tried to help. you'll watch a man, there he is, running in the opposite direction because he wants to
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tell the b.a.r.t. train operator to stop, and other people start joining him in waving their arms. the train did stop, and that man got rescued. >> let's get over to meteorologist mike nicco now. it's 5:46 in the morning. time for weather. >> time to take a look out the weather window from the exploratorium camera. check out the clouds out there and even the mist. you can see solar panels. they look a little wet this morning there on top of the exploratorium. let's talk about what to expect. here's my accuweather highlights. morning mist and afternoon sunshine. although it will be a bit hazy. there will be a few clouds hanging around from the richmond-san rafael bridge to the san mateo bridge. mostly cloudy at the coast. cloudy tonight, spotty drizzle near the coast, and heat builds through the weekend and into next week. here's a look at the cloud cover. from richmond to san mateo, still some gray hanging out there, and then as we head into the afternoon hours, just some hazy sunshine. let's talk about temperatures. quite a spread in the south bay
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from 75 in milpitas to 79, san jose, to gilroy at 87 degrees. smaller spread on the peninsula, but some areas only in the upper 60s around millbrae. redwood city at 76. 62 to 64 along the peninsula coast. 65 in downtown. 67 in san francisco. sausalito at 6. look at the north bay coast. 62 at bodega bay and stinson beach. 79 to 83 in the valley with novato one of the warm spots at 83. 69 in richmond. 70 at berkeley. also in oakland. to 75 in castro valley and also in fremont. 84 in san ramon and pleasanton today. only brentwood will make it above 90. tonight's temperatures, 53 in santa rosa to about 58 in antioch and san jose. cloudy once again. my seven-day forecast, how about we do it again tomorrow, and then as you head outside this week, you'll notice it will be warmer, especially sunday into monday, and then we'll back off
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on the heat as we head into tuesday and get back to average by wednesday. all right, so alexis is here standing next to me. what are you watching this morning? >> not much. boy, we have -- >> still? >> yeah, a couple minor issues, but that's about it so far this morning. let's look at the caldecott tunnel just as you come out, westbound 24, just on the westbound side of the tunnel, we've got a disabled vehicle blocking the right lane. it sounds like they hit some debris within the tunnel, came out and they have a flat tire now. chp on the way to assist. not seeing any delays if you're coming from arinda, walnut creek this morning, that drive is still looking okay. a little heavy out of tracy. west bbd 205 to 580. 24 miles per hour, 14 miles per hour. so slowly starting to slow down, but overall, not terrible. then we've got an issue on surface streets. just to the north of 580s, rollover collision was reported. i am seeing some delays but that has been pushed off to the shoulder. and then a quick check outside.
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here's the golden gate bridge. southbound 101 looking good, and then it does look like things are back to normal following that rv that hit the toll plaza a couple nights ago. all the typical lanes are back open that are normally open for the commute. show you some decent drive times up next. >> thank you. new at 6:00, the feature google is about to roll out that will change what you see during certain searches. first, it may not be the height of fashion, but it does the job. >> i think it looks pretty good. i don't know. >> plus the good news for those of you who love football and facebook. >> a better day starts on abc7 >> a better day starts on abc7 mornings
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welcome back. some new details are just starting to surface on a thwarted terrorist plot in the netherlands. authorities there canceled a concert by a california band. it was supposed today have concert in rotter dame yesterday, but it got canceled when spanish police told dutch authorities about a specific threat to that concert. early this morning, they arrested a 22-year-old man in connection to the threat. no other details of his identity have been released. i'll continue following the story and let you know as soon as we get updates during the newscast. >> naacp wants to meet with the football league about colin kaepernick. ♪ sing a song >> organizers call this protest outside the league's headquarters in new york yesterday a united we stand rally. kaepernick ignited a national debate when he refused to stand
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for the national anthem before games last year. so far, none of the nfl's teams have signed kap. civil rights leaders are accusing the league of avoiding him because of his opinions on race. >> we're getting the first glimpse of a space suit that may be used by future spacex astronauts. the ceo elon musk posted this picture on instagram. he said it's already been tested for vacuum pressure. he's trying to balance aesthetics and function. spacex is in a race against boeing to become the first private company to launch people into space. their first manned missions could come next year. >> happening tonight, a community-led town hall meeting on the google mega campus. it's organized by silicon valley rising. they want the city to use local workers and companies to build the complex and hire local people to work in it when it's done. google's 6 million to 8 million square feet campus will be built
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near the caltrain light rail, amtr amtrak, and the b.a.r.t. extension. tonight's meeting is at 6:00. if you're on facebook and like college football, this one's for you. facebook struck a deal for exclusive rights to 15 live college football games. the agreement is with the digital sports stadium. it gives them access to games that will not be televised. the first game will match marshall with miami of ohio on september 2nd. >> rumors are begin to swirl about the launch date for the iphone 8. phone companies are preparing for an announcement on september 12th. it wouldn't be a big surprise because apple has been announcing new iphones every september since 2012. this is the iphone 7 you see here. it's expected to get an update. the company may also announce a new version of the apple watch. let's talk about breezes. you can see in the yellow right there, east of the golden gate, north of the bay bridge, same
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place they have been for it seems like the last few weeks. a southwest wind, 21 to 33 knots. breezy at the beaches all the way to saturday morning. winds coming out of the northwest at 21 to 33 knots. let's look at our extremes as we look from mt. tamalpais at the marine layer that's only about 1800 feet high. brentwood, 92. one of the few areas in the 90s. antioch and morgan hill. 89 and 87. on the other end, bodega bay, kind of cool today, and 62 degrees. heat's on the way in my seven-day forecast. here's alexis. >> still not too much happening on the roads this morning. a live look at san jose, 101 and 880. inbound side, traffic coming toward us, slowly starting to fill in. a little delay between the merge and it opens wide up if you're continuing north of the stretch in san jose. check out the drive times. westbound 80, highway four to the maze, just 18 minutes. metering lights are on as of
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5:26, but once you make it past those into san francisco, that's in the green at ten. and southbound 101, san francisco to the airport, i can't guarantee your flight will be on time, but you shouldn't have trouble getting there. that's in the green. >> thanks. this story, a local animal shelter needs your help recognizing a stray pregnant goat found in arinda. they're looking at that goat that just wandered into a family's living room on monday night. contra costa county animal services is now taking care of the little goat in martinez. officials believe she probably is someone's escaped pet. that person has until saturday to claim her before she goes up for adoption. many people pitched in to help a dog that was accidentally locked inside a car. you're looking at pictures of santa cruz county sheriff shared. the deputy tried to open the car's window. you can see other folks pitching in too. it all pays off. he made it out safely. >> new at 6:00, a troubling
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study says a major company misled the public on climate change for decades. >> a dean at san francisco state university explains why he just filed a lawsuit against the school. >> investigators in the east bay hope you can identify this man. he's accused of sexual assault. >> 5:57 now. a live look outside for you, if a live look outside for you, if you ca
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good morning. you've made it to thursday. it's august 24th. we're coming up on 6:00 a.m. >> no more snooze button. we have the team in place to make it happen for you. welcome. let's start with meteorologist mike nicco. >> nobody won. >> no. >> that's why we're here. hi. let's talk about what's going on. if you like heat, you're going to be in luck this weekend. if you have mist, you can really see it on live doppler 7. here's the way it looks from our
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east bay hills camera. filling into the east bay valleys. all of us going to wake up mainly cloudy this morning. bottom line is the coast. notice we hang around 59 to 60 from noon to 4:00, 70 to 73 around the bay to 68, and 75 at noon. inland, very comfortable to 81 at 4:00. not quite as hot as it was yesterday. a nice 71 at 7:00. so the heat is on. i'll let you know when it guess to your neighborhood. here's alexis with the morning commute. still pretty quiet? >> it sure is. one of the only blocking issues we had this morning just got the all clear. westbound 24 just outside of the caldecott tunnel, we had a vehicle hit debris in the tunnel, had a flat tire and they were blocking the lane for a short time. wide open approaching, so really was not there long enough to cause issues. a quick check of the emeryville care withdraw. westbound 80, no significant issues there. we'll loo


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