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bay area tonight bringing much-needed rain. >> the rain, first hit the north bay, and then spread south. >> in santa rosa, it poured earlier this evening, helping firefighters on the front lines. taking a live look at the golden gate bridge camera, you can see the roadway is wet tonight. >> for more about the rain, here's meteorologist sandhya patel. >> moisture where it's needed the most. i'm happy to report that it is raining in the fire zones, and it's coming down pretty good. we're seeing pockets of moderate rain from you kia to clear lake. you'll notice here, around kelseyville, gady lane, we're getting pockets of moderate rain. and santa rosa, calistoga, silverado trail, st. helena, lighter rainfall. heading into the east bay,
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richmond parkway, richmond san pablo, you're getting wet. the showers will intensify as you take a look at the storm system here. it's still coming in. there's cold air associated with it, that's going to push the storm through. on the storm impact scale, this is a level one. a light system through early tomorrow morning, light to moderate rain, wind gusts 20 to 30 miles an hour. minor debris floes are possible. take a look at the winds, they are getting right now to 38 in novato, 30 in napa, coming out of the southwest. so the winds will continue. and the rain will only intensify as the night goes on. i'll be back with an hour-by-hour look taking you into the morning commute coming up. three neighborhoods hardest hit by the north bay fires will reopen tomorrow. starting at 10:00 a.m., residents will be allowed back into coffee park, orchard mobile home park and journey's end mobile home park all devastated
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by the wildfires. tonight hundreds of people packed the santa rosa high school to demand answers for the fire's cause. >> residents learned a few hours ago they can pass through the road closures behind me starting at 10:00 tomorrow morning and see for the first 250i78 all of this. tonight's community meeting started with a standing ovation for the first responders. but the evening turned emotional. and at times angry fast. >> why was there no notice at the start of the fire that it was coming. >> i'm surprised they didn't lose more lives, quite frankly. there wa no notice to get out. >> reporter: city, county and state leaders fielded questions from evacuees who were hurting. they had lost loved ones, homes, just about everything. >> i wish we could have got everyone out. i wish we could have. that's something that we're going to have to live with.
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just like you. >> reporter: the fire chief explained the fire started in napa. but with 70-mile-an-hour winds, in just four hours, the fire reached santa rosa, and destroyed 2,800 homes. some did get official alerts, while others did not. they escaped with very little. >> nothing. our dog, our son, the clothes on our backs. >> reporter: the family's coffee park apartment is destroyed. they didn't have representer's insurance. >> as a father, just worried about trying to provide a roof over them. just the simple necessities of having a home again. >> reporter: limited reentry into coffee park, orchard and journey's end mobile home parks will require an i.d., permits and safety gear. in santa rosa, lisa amen ga le shan, abc 7 news. disturbing allegations coming out of the north bay fire zone involving fema aid and identity theft. michael finney spoke to the santa rosa resident who tried to get aid for her veterinary
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practice destroyed by wildfire. dr. lamar was speechless when fema dold her somebody had already used her social security number to apply. >> really, on top of everything else, i'm sure that nobody needs that, ever. but in this situation, it's even more devastating. i am now a victim of identity theft as well as the wildfires. >> victimized, and she's not the only one faced with the issue. >> across the united states, we have over 4 million people who have registered for help. we're aware of this latest scandal going on right now. we're trying to fix it as we speak. >> fema says no money will be going to scammers. any aid given is deposited directly into a register survivor's bank account. you can bring your issues directly to "7 on your side's" michael finney. he's been in the north bay answering questions about the fire and aftermath all this week. tomorrow he'll be at the clear
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lake senior community center. to another part of the bay now. people forced out by fire in the santa cruz mountains, started heading home today. katie marzullo is live in los gatos with the story. >> reporter: 35% containment, cal fire told me tonight the crews have indirect fire lines in place. they're just waiting for the inaccessible fire, the fire they can't reach, to burn up though those lines. that, plus this wet weather means these people get to go home. the last time frank looked over his deck, he saw flames, right before he and his family evacuated. now there are just faint wisps of smoke, and they're home up packing their cars. >> i wasn't too concerned about the house, because we did take most of the memorabilia and the things that mattered to us. i knew we were safe. >> reporter: the neighborhood was evacuated overnight tuesday after the bear fire broke out. >> the first day was terrifying, absolutely terrifying.
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>> reporter: while four structured were destroyed near boulder creek, she is grateful she had a house to come home to. >> we're just going to get clothes and go back to our friend's house. >> reporter: frank is also relieved his home survived the fire. and the experience has motivated him to be better prepared. >> all those things that they tell you to do, 100 feet of clearance, you know, no firewood stacked against the side of your house. >> reporter: plans he will start working on right away. the san francisco police officer is in intensive care after a hit-and-run. officer tanko was patrolling on his bicycle yesterday when a driver hit him. deion lynn is at sfo general with the latest. >> reporter: kristen, officer tanko is surrounded by his family, friends and fellow officers here at the hospital tonight, and they tell me he's an incredible fighter. >> he's a good man. he didn't deserve what happened
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to him. i'll be forever in his debt for what he's done for me. >> reporter: the news of officer tanko hits home especially hard for those who trained with him on mission street. >> we've been training for years. yeah, he was a very good person. >> reporter: head trainer credits him with changing his life. >> elia was able to use his influence to help me in a situation that could have made it to where i wouldn't be able to do what i'm doing now. >> reporter: officer le within tanko's life changed forever wednesday. police say that's when the suspect maurice johnson ran him down in a stolen suv. johnson, who already has a long rap sheet, now faces a number of new charges, including attempted murder. william scott described the five-year veteran of the force as a survivor, and respected by
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his brothers in blue. >> as tragic and horrific as this is, it brought us together. he exemplifies what the san francisco police department is about. >> reporter: his family is asking for privacy tonight, and for your positivity, energy and love. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> the suspect, 50-year-old maurice johnson, is expected in court tomorrow. a san lorenzo man died after he was run over during a carjacking. te alameda county sheriff's office described him as james figueroa a jr. he was trying to stop someone from stealing his vehicle this morning. you can see where this happened. authorities say figueroa tried to stop the suspect but the guy ran over him and drove off. nearby residents are asked to check any surveillance home cameras for possible video of this crime. the vote is in.
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san francisco's herman plaza will have a new name. but wait, not so fast. the mix-up at city hall that negated today's vote. a k9 officer on the meant after a suspect choked the dog. a former general fighting a war of words over a fallen soldier controversy. all that's ahead. but here's what's coming up on "jimmy kimmel live!" >> thanks, dan and kristen. we're coming to you from brooklyn, new york. >> the guy's name was david. he was in the navy. so i said, okay, that will workt.
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when i have an asthma attack... i feel like a fish with no water. learn how to prevent your child's next asthma attack. because even one attack is one too many. a man is in custody after officers said he choked a k9 during his arrest. deputies spotted the suspect thomas williams in front of his home yesterday. he ran inside, officers followed. they said williams fought back. they sent in crash, their k-9. williams started choking the dog. police rushed in and were able to handcuff williams. crash will be okay after a few days off. williams faces several felonies. in a surprise visit to the white house briefing room, the white house chief of staff
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addressed the recent controversy over gold star families. he lashed out at the congresswoman who listened in as the president spoke with the widow of one fallen soldier. abc news reporter maggie ruly has the story. >> reporter: general john kelly compelled to address what he sees as an unfair attack on the president over calling the families of fallen soldiers. >> when i talked to president trump about how to do it, my first recommendation was, he not do it. i said to him, sir, there's nothing you can do to lighten the burden on these families. >> reporter: kelly, a retired four-star general and a father, lost his own son, robert, who was killed in 2010 after stepping on a land mine in afghanistan. >> president obama, who was my commander in chief when i was on active duty, did not call my family. that was not a criticism. >> reporter: but kelly spared no criticism for democratic congresswoman frederica wilson who listened on the speakerphone in a telephone call between
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president trump and the widow of a soldier killed in niger. >> he kept referring to him, as your guy. he never called his name. >> it stuns me that a member of congress would have listened in on that conversation. absolutely stuns me. >> reporter: according to the "washington post," wilson's relationship to the johnson family goes back decades. long before she became a congresswoman. yet kelly never addressed trump's role in this controversy. that he was the one who ignited the firestorm when he turned a question about johnson and the three other fallen soldiers in niger into a political swing at his predecessors. >> the traditional way, if you look at president obama and other presidents, most of them didn't make calls. >> reporter: abc news, new york. back here, a snafu over the naming of san francisco's justin herman plaza. the commission recorded a 4-3 vote to remove the name, but they later realized that one of the commissioners who had spoken
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passionately in favor of renaming was not actually present for the vote. so they now have to wait until november to take another vote. >> oops. try, try again, right? i can't believe it, a lot of rainfall in the bay area. >> yeah, in san francisco, outside, got a little rain. >> yeah, it is still raining right now in san francisco, kristen and dan. i want to show you a closer look at where we're seeing the rain. so as we take you into san francisco, light to moderate rain stretching from san francisco down to daly city, pacifica. as we go in a little bit tighter here, you'll notice where it's coming down around chinatown, market street. don't be surprised if you see the brief downpours, around richmond, street level radar, san pablo avenue, hercules area. this rain is actually moving in a westerly direction. expected at 11:30 in benicia and concord shortly after. lighter now rainfall in ukaia,
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south state street, north state street. showers around santa rosa. and we take you down into the santa cruz mountains where the showers have been spotty, but that will be changing as we head towards the overnight hours. look what's showing up around mount shasta. yeah, we've got snow. definitely early in the season. this is the first storm of the season. and it's producing mixed precipitation in the sierra nevada. it will switch over to all snow going into the overnight hours. winter weather advisory up now until 11:00 a.m. tomorrow. watch out for slippery roads. they're expecting three to six inches of snow about 6,000 feet. snow may fall as low as 5,000 feet. wind gusts over 65 miles an hour means you want to take chains. we're getting much-needed rain. mount tam .10 of an inch. north bay getting much-needed rain. lake county, .35.
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in fairfield, .02. we're still counting. winds gusting to 41 miles an hour at napa. do watch out for the winds. they could topple trees while you're sleeping. 50s and 60s right now in terms of our temperatures. here is a rainy few from the kgo roof camera. rainy and gusty night ahead. isolated morning showers with breezy, cool afternoon. we are in for a major pattern change starting this weekend. on the storm impact scale, this is a level one, a light system. tonight through early morning, expect light to moderate rain. winds gusting between 15 to 35. isolated areas over 40 miles an hour, not out of the question. minor debris floes are possible, especially in the areas that have already burned. so watch out. high surf advisory, waves are coming up. occasionally up to 25 feet for west-northwest facing beaches. advisory until 6:00 p.m. tomorrow. while you're sleeping, the rain will be sliding south.
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midnight in the east bay coming down pretty good. down into the south bay. as we head into 1:00 a.m., still in the vicinity. but north bay still getting the scattered showers in the wee hours of the morning. we'll keep the showers going for the start of the early morning commute between 4:00 and 5:00. and then those showers wind down. but the roads will be slippery from the rain that falls tonight, so give yourself plenty of time to get to work or get the kids off to school. rainfall totals from about .10, to .4. cool, 40s, 50s. bundle up for the afternoon. breezy, upper 50s to the upper 60s. it will dry out for friday afternoon. a lot of good showing up in the air quality forecast. better air quality going into the weekend. you'll notice some moderate pockets due to the smoke from the wildfires. the seven-day forecast, breezy and cool tomorrow. warming trend for the weekend. temperatures go from the 60s, 70s saturday to the 80s sunday. and then the heat is on.
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we're going to go tuesday, wednesday, 90s inland. download the accuweather app, and track that rain, dan and kristen, where you are. >> thank you, sa [female narrator] foods rich in folic acid like white bread and leafy greens can help prevent some birth defects before you even know you're pregnant.
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. good evening. the raiders' season was hanging in the balance. 2-4. they had to beat the chiefs. marshawn lynch got ejected.
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what were you thinking? seven lead changes. the raiders kept scoring touchdowns. then victory as time runs out. 31-30. the reemergence of amari cooper. he had 11 catches for a career high of 210 yards, two touchdowns. a 45-yarder, his second of the game. fantasy owners rejoycing with cooper toint. good buddy marshawn lynch, out of his mind, comes off the sidelines, pushes the official, gets ejected you can't do that. third quarter, three touchdowns. would you believe it? into the hands of albert wilson. 63 yards. 27-21 chiefs. 23 seconds left. carr three touchdowns. what a catch! but no, pylon cam shows he's down inside the 1.
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8 seconds left. offensive pass interference. take it off the boards. still three seconds left. carr, crabtree, this one counts. touchdown raiders. and we are tied at 30. still needing the extra point. george had one field goal block, missed another one, missed a crucial point last week. that one's barely good. the raiders snap a four-game skid, 31-30 the final. >> 2-5 did not sound good. you know, that made our stomach hurt. so this is a big win. especially with the adversity we've gone through. obviously we've seen today, everybody saw that we can throw the ball downfield. >> to come out on top, it's always a great rivalry and great game when we play these guys. they're a tough opponent. >> we always felt like we could win every game. we just had to fix what was broken. you lose four in a row, you find
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a way. and we found a way to win. >> not nearly as compelling. game five, dodgers-cubs, championship trophy. top of the second, 1-0 l.a. hernandez, this is his first home run of the postseason. 2-0. and he was just getting warmed up. bases loaded. high, deep. grand slam. 7-0 dodgers over the cubs. in the ninth, it's hernandez again. two-run blast. seven rbis ties a major league postseason record. 11-1 the final. going to the world series for the first time in 29 years. we'll have lots more on the raiders, and that epic game tomorrow and the whole marshawn situation. >> you said fines are coming probably? >> you can't shove the ref. you can't come on the field when you're not even in the game. come on, let's focus. >> thanks, larry. >> thank you, larry. abc 7 news continues now online, on twitter, and facebook


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