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minutes away from that forecast, mike. >> we had breezes last night and i want to update you on those. on live doppler 7, they've calmed down except for santa rosa, it's 14 right now. opening the weather window from the east bay hills, they're still blowing north to northeast at 15 to 26 miles per hour through there. you'll still find isolated areas. the breezes won't relax today under the calming influence of sunshine. we're starting our microclimates in the morning. 35 to 42. as we head through the accuweather 12-hour day planner, upper 50s at noon. 50s at the coast. mid-60s for the rest of us at 4:00. enjoy a nice evening. 4 the at the coast. >> hi, mike. a couple hotspots this morning. one on eastbound 80 approaching lagoon valley road. there was a big rig accident and another accident in the same spot. traffic is very slow in the eastbound direction. 4 miles per hour as you make your way towards vacaville. in the westbound direction, no problems. folks are watching -- it's sluggish.
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northbound 238, a crash to the right-hand side. traffic is slowed through castro valley and continues to be slow southbound 880 through hayward. at the live desk, we're tracking the developments in south florida following the shooting massacre at marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland. 19-year-old nikolas cruz was booked into broward county jail a few hours ago. this was a mugshot released by the sheriff's office before the newscast began. cruz faces 17 counts of premeditated murder. a law enforcement official says the gun used by the shooter was an ar-15-style rifle and was apparently purchased legally by the suspect. at least 17 people were killed in the shooting. more than a dozen others injured. this morning, on "good morning america," george stephanopoulos talks with a students who says her teacher lost his life but saved hers. >> i'm so thankful that he was there to help everybody who did live in that classroom.
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because he was in the doorway and the door was still open. the shooter probably didn't know we were in there. >> officials say cruz ws a former student at marjory stoneman douglas who was expelled from the school. >> police, police. >> let me see your hands. >> put your phones away. >> tough to watch. that chilling moment giving you a glimpse of what students and teachers went through in the classroom yesterday. this is showing when you police arrived to clear this particular room. >> among the chaos, confusion for parents hoping their kids were okay. this video showing you the moment that moms and dads reunited with their children after an agonizing wait not knowing if they were safe. >> we are seeing strong reaction from state leaders. lieutenant governor gavin newsom tweeting this. our children are dying and we're doing nothing to stop it. i'm running out of words to describe my anger, frustration
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and sadness. i have one message. if you're unwilling to stand up and get reform, get out of office. >> president trump tweeted out condolences and his response to them was simple. quote, then do something about it. in the last few minutes, we've learned that president trump will address the nation about the deadly school shooting. that will happen at 8:00 a.m. our time. we've learned that mr. trump ordered the flags on all federal buildings to be lowered to half-staff until sunset head coach steve kerr has been outspoken. >> he criticized lawmakers in washington after learning of the tragedy in florida. >> it doesn't see tmo to our government that children are being shot to death day after day in schools. focus on the real safety issues, not building some stupid wall for billions of dollars that has nothing to do with our safety. but actually protecting us from
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what truly is dangerous. >> kerr's father malcolm was president of the american university of beirut. malcolm kerr was shot to death by jihadists in 1984. of course, this is an example of why regular active shooting training is so necessary at schools. >> private vendor teaches staff how to run, hide and fight. just a few weeks ago, an active shooter drill was conducted at napa valley college. they don't wait for a s.w.a.t. team or the fbi. they go in immediately and if necessary put themselves between the shooter and the actual victim. >> sandy hook and column biem and aurora and las vegas and now this shooting at the school district, this has become an unfortunate occurrence that's not going to stop. >> 100 employees of oakland public schools have gone through the training so far will be trained tomorrow: we have put together pages of resources about teens, mental health and bullying which can be major issues on a school campus.
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it is all on on our front page. george stephanopoulos and david muir are in florida this morning. gma will have more coverage at 7:00 a.m. david muir will anchor world news tonight from parkland this evening. the mendocino county sheriff is asking for help to find a woman possibly abducted. the black mercedes sedan friday night. the sheriff says they were involved in a physical confrontation. najee fall -- he's wanted for a prior domestic violence incident involving britton. a court in san francisco reason reinstated a ban. st. struck down the law which protects teachers, other school staff and child care providers. it protects children from losing a relationship with a school employee who moves during the
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school year. new details about a deadly car crash in los angeles involving actor luke wilson and profession golfer bill haas. a witness calls wilson an hero after the actor pulled a 50-year-old woman trapped in her car to safety. she has serious injuries. haas was a passenger in a ferrari that crashed into the woman's car. the ferrari also clipped wilson's car before hitting a pole. the driver of the ferrari was killed. haas is recovering in his home in south carolina. wilson was not hurt. a new deadline for people whose homes burned in the north bay fires. how soon debris must be removed from your property. plus at the live desk. i'm tracking a big change coming to your kids' happy meals. check out the latest news from the drought monitor. oh, sorry. has it on the wrong computer. we'll talk about the 12-hour day planner. the drought monitor is getting worse and i'll show you how it's creeping up on us from the
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south. here's a look at the bay bridge toll plaza at
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. the press democrat reports sonoma county and santa rosa are trying to make sure all properties burned in the weill fires are cleaned up by april 9th regardless of who is performing the work. contractors have cleared 62% of those sites putting the government effort on track to finish in the next two months. officials say about 1100 burned properties exist where owners opted to manage cleanup by hiring private contractors. let's talk about the drought monitor. just issued. want to compare the beginning of the rainy season, october 3rd to now. you can see it has spread dry, abnormally dry. the yellow over more than 80% of the state. part of that across the north bay and parts of that across the south bay. but the category 4 drought which is the second worst, that orange, is nonexistent. it's starting to spread out from southern california northward towards us. that's what we have to keep an
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eye on. it's dry. 35 in menlo park. low to mid-40s on the peninsula. 37 at palo alto. mid-40s in san jose. low to mid-40s inland east bay. 35 in napa for a cool spot. want to show your commute planner real quick. it's going to be cool this morning and comfy this afternoon. mass transit staying dry on the roads and around the bay. it's going to be really comfortable. watch out for that sunshine, though. frances? >> hi, mike. good morning everyone. i have a couple hotspots for you. despite the usual traffic. there's two extra slow spots. eastbound 80 near lagoon valley road. it's an earlier big rig accident. another accident in the same spot. traffic eastbound is very slow. westbound little bit of some brake lights as you approach the scene. but no major problems in the westbound direction. also an earlier crash, northbound 238 on the shoulder but it's slow through castro valley, as well as southbound 880 through san leandro into hayward. this live shot here in walnut
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creek as you make your way towards highway 24. thanks, frances. uber is trying to clean up its image but running into trouble. >> today is the day. one of the hottest movies of the year is hitting the big screen. we're getting ready for black panther. >> we're getting ready to head >> we're getting ready to head to olympic downhill an can't let spills slow you down. that's why i use bounty, the quicker picker upper. (vo) bounty picks up spills quicker...
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coming up on 6:15. the san francisco city attorney is demanding data relevant to an investigation about whether it and lyft are obeying state and local laws. last year, dennis herrera issued subpoenas to the two companies for information in categories including hours and miles logged by drivers and incentives. herrera says uber refused to disclose its annual report and has fought the city repeatedly. lyft is now cooperating with the request for the data. a former top aide to hilt's 2016 presidential campaign filed to run for governor of california. 43-year-old amanda renteria will be relatively unknown in a field well-known democrats. she has ties to prominent donors and politicians like former president obama and vice president joe biden. she serves as the chief operations director for the justice department. the most anticipated film of the year is much more than a movie. it's sort of a movement. >> black panther opens tonight.
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the fact that a black superhero is at the center of the movie, it's poise today break records. matt keller is live for us at santana row in san jose this morning. matt. >> reporter: good morning. break records and break the bank. black panther is expected to earn about $150 million in its opening weekend. they just turned on the sign here at santana row. you can see that the first showing is going to be at 7:00 tonight. but tell me, who is more excited to see this movie than these kids? >> this is the reaction these students in atlanta had when they learned they had tickets to the movie. it is creating a buzz an social media with hash tags like the black panther challenge, raising more than $250,000 so children of color can see the film for free. it is a superhero film and it's dealing with problems, including racism and
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sexism. something that was important to the director. ticket pre-sales are outpacing every other superhero movie made. it's doing well with the critics, as well. marvel is owned by disney, the parent company of abc 7. it starts at 7:00 tonight. many theaters across the bay area. you better get your tickets now. i'm looking online. i'm looking at fandango, it shows that if you're going to book reserved seating, you're going to be in the front rows. back to you in the studio. >> it might be worth it. >> book a massage for after the movie. you're going to need it if you're in the front row. let's take a look at what traffic is doing with frances. >> new crash at southbound 880 at davis and chp is en route to that. a lot of brake lights. out of tracy to dublin, it's a 55-minute ride westbound 4. also stop-and-go traffic antioch to concord. 101 southbound looks good from
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san rafael to san francisco. but it is very slow through petaluma with an earlier stall on southbound 101. here's interstate 80 through emeryville. westbound traffic heavy towards the bay bridge toll plaza. hi, mike. >> hey, frances. we've got threshold we're going to pass this morning. the sun is going to come up at 6:59. so we've taken it down to the 7:00 hour and you can see the early signs of it at san jose at 280 at 17. a few clouds out there which will go away. we're going to be powered by strong sunshine. at least for this time of the year. above average highs today. a clear sky, slightly cooler tonight. it won't be as breezy as last night. but the breezes come back and bring arctic air with it. it's going to feel like winter, it's just not going to rain like winter. >> 59 degrees in half moon bay. santa cruz at 65. 67 in san jose. concord at 65. oakland 63. san francisco 62. nap at 66.
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most of us in the low to mid-60s today. tonight, temperatures fall back into the mid to upper 30s inland. one or two areas get to -- out to the coast and san francisco, the mild he's at 47 degrees. here's a look at tahoe this morning. i put together a four-day forecast to show you it's about 40 degrees today. so it's a little bit below average. it starts to get warm again friday and saturday with sunshine and then that arctic cold front i talked about which usually you don't -- usually doesn't carry much moisture is going to blow in sunday with snow showers and windy conditions. not going to be a great day to be there. as far as our seven-day forecast, look at that. we'll be near 70 saturday and then the front comes in and changes our weather sharply back into the mid to upper 50s with a blustery day monday and some freezing cold temperatures possible tuesday and wednesday mrning. we saw the snow frances. tell us about the conditions. >> yeah, mike. it's going to look good heading up there on the drive today.
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with your tahoe, toyota tahoe report. let me tell you what you need. you won't need any chains. it is delay-free out to squaw valley. interstate 80 through north star, that's looking good. but there is a sig-alert. highway 50, no chains, a pretty good base there. 3 hours and 20 minutes is the drive time. a lot of folks will be heading to tahoe today, especially for the san francisco public schools which are closed tomorrow. so they'll be making their way up this afternoon. sugar bowl also delay-free and interstate 80. highway 50 seierra tahoe, no chains required. chains required. kirkwood, a good base, 25 to 30 inches. brand new at our live desk. mcdonald's promising to make happy meals healthier. they announced the plan this morning. by 2022 at least 50% of happy
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meals will be 600 calories or less. other changes include cheeseburgers will only be available on request. reducing the size of fries that come with chicken mcnuggets and cutting the added sugar in chocolate milk. mcdonald's made similar efforts in recent years, offering water and fruit as options. still, just about 28% of happy meals currently meet the new requirements. jess, i didn't realize that most were more than 600 calories. >> they are. >> all right. >> big changes. >> thank you. a warning go about two popular cell phone brands. why u.s. officials say you shouldn't buy them. >> smaller affordable living spaces in public transit. the incentive that could lead to an increase in tiny apartments. here's rob marciano with a look ahead on "good morning america." >> coming up today, continuing your coverage on the horrific school shooting in florida that killed at least 17. we'll speak live with survivors this morning as we learn new
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details about the 19-year-old shooter. plus, the emerging stories of hero teachers would risked their lives to protect students. we'll have full team coverage. george will be anchoring live from the school in
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the winter of '77.uring i first met james in 5th grade. we got married after college. and had twin boys. but then one night, a truck didn't stop. but thanks to our forester, neither did our story. and that's why we'll always drive a subaru. all right. it's tomorrow and the sun will come out and warm us about 2 to 5 degrees above average into the
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low to upper 60s with warmer weather ahead before that arctic chill blasts into my accuweather seven-day forecast. i'll show you the details coming up. natas natasha. a u.s. senator is urging tinder to resolve security issues immediately after the report revealed vulnerables. >> they were able to take control of profile pictures the user sees and swap them for advertising. >> he wants them to swipe right on user privacy and to make fixes as soon as possible. u.s. intelligence chiefs are warning america to stay away from using phones from china's leading two tech companies. way way and zte may be compromised. they investigated both companies and they're influenced by the chinese government. both brands are trying to make inroads in the u.s. and sold by best buy and walmart. next, many of us got an
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income tax break but president trump is signaling he might be okay increasing another tax. the deadly shooting rampage in florida, the hero coach who likely gave his own life to protect the students during the attack. here at the live desk, i'm tracking new details emerging overnight about the alleged shooter. plus, we're live in florida with the very latest on the investigation. 6:26 in the morning. a live look from the south beach camera. you can see a little bit of color in the sky as the sun comes up behind the bay bridge.
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6:30. welcome to thursday, february 15th. >> it is 6:29. we have a lot to get to, including updates on the shoot not guilty flori -- shooting in florida. here's meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast. >> one of your least concerns today. a nice day out there. it's going to be a pleasant day. how about that. hi everybody. a look at live doppler 7. it is dry out there. i know we desperately need the rain. it's not coming. here's my 12-hour planner. microclimates this morning from 35 inland to 42 at the coast.
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homogenized air mass by noon. 58 to 59. check out the temperatures after the 4:00. 56 for you at the coast. the rest of us around 63. a pretty nice evening. 49 at the coast. 52 to 55 for the rest of us. take a look at your weekend forecast. big changes coming u we'll see you then. here's frances. how is it going? >> there's a big rig accident. eastbound 80 approaching lagoon vall valley road. it was causing slowing in the westbound direction earlier. right now traffic is flowing well. lots of brake lights westbound 58 o 0 from 205 out of tracy. it's been cleared and a little slow through the altamont pass. we had a couple earlier accidents in the east bay. northbound 230 is still slow. southbound 880 at davis, the off ramp might be blocked. but traffic is flowing through san leandro. it's slow into fremont. it's also crowded on the
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westbound 80 ride through emeryville with the bay bridge plaza towards the foot of the maze. good morning. here at the live desk, i can tell you the 19-year-old man suspected in the deadly shooting at a south florida high school is now being questioned by authorities. nikolas cruz was booked into the broward county jail a short time ago. the sheriff's department releasing his mugshot overnight. cruz is accused of murdering 17 people and critically hurting five others. abc news reporter maggie rulli is live in parkland, florida, with the late thes morning. maggie? >> reporter: jessica, good morning. this is one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent u.s. history. now investigators here in parkland are questioning students trying to learn more about the suspect and his possible motive. overnight, suspected shooter, nikolas cruz was booked into the broward county jail as police searched his home looking for any clues as to why just hours
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earlier the 19-year-old opened fire inside his former high school. this video showing the terror inside the school. the sound of gunshots, too disturbing to broadcast. >> i heard the shots and then i saw the shooter run after mr. feis. i saw mr. feis get shot. >> students, some barely teenagers, hiding under desks, fearing for their lives. >> we were just like praying and crying. >> somebody down the hall was screaming, like help me, save me. >> s.w.a.t. teams swarmed the school. >> he went from the third floor to the second floor. he may have a gas mask on now. >> reporter: in the chaos, the shooter walked right out with the other students escaping. he was arrested without incident. police say cruz was armed with an ar-15 rifle and wearing a gas mask. school says he was expelled for disciplinary reasons. faculty had been warned to not let him on campus.
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school here is closed through the rest of the week. the town has brought in grief counselors for students starting this morning. live from florida, maggie rulli, abc 7 news. in the last 30 minutes, we learned president trump will address the nation about the deadly school shooting. that will happen at 8:00 a.m. our time. abc news will have live coverage and we'll stream it on the abc 7 news app. in a new tweet the president said so many signs the florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled for bad and erratic behavior. neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. must always report such instances to authorities again and again. it appears a hero during the shooting has died. according to the sun sentinel, aaron feis protected a student by jumping between her and the gunman and pushing the student out of the line of fire. feis was shot. at first there were conflicting reports about his condition. we did see a tweet this morning from the football team that said
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feis' family was notified last night he had died. in addition to being an assistant coach, he worked as a security gand and took his role very seriously. this is the 18th school shooting in 45 days. authorities say the weapon used in the shooting was an ar-15 militar military-style rifle. they have been used in the mass shootings in las vegas, newtown, connecticut, aurora, colorado and san bernardino. the rifle became legal in the assault weapons ban lapsed in 2004. >> we've posted this on our facebook page with the caption sending love. if you'd like to share it with the victims in florida this morning. the couple accused of killing a 19-year-old leaving her to die on tesla road is going to be in court today. >> this after an emotional outburst from her grieving family yesterday. amy hollyfield is live in dublin. good morning, amy. >> reporter: natasha, a woman stood up in court and yelled at the female suspect "you'll get
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what you deserve." a very tense court hearing. here is a look at the suspects due back in court today. 19-year-old daniel gross and 25-year-old melissa leonardo. prosecutors say the two are engaged. we've also heard that she is pregnant with their child. they also tell us they knew their victim. they believe that gross is the one who stabbed the victim. she is 19-year-old lizette cues cuesta. police have not released a motive but they all knew each other. she was found bleeding along livermore's tesla road where she was left for dead. investigators say before she died she named her killers. her family says they are devastated but her father also has a message for everyone who has reached out to them. >> want to thank everyone that showed support for me, my family, my daughter. it went from family members to total strangers. we appreciate that help. the love and support and other
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people helping us towards our go fund me account. we weren't ready for this. tragedy we never -- nobody is ever prepared for stuff like this. >> reporter: ray cuesta says his daughter was tough and strong and she showed that until the end. a blood trail shows she crawled 100 yards in an effort to get help. police say she was stabbed more than 20 times. the suspects are in jail, no bail has been set. yes, they are due back here in court this morning. amy hollyfield, in dublin, abc 7 news. >> a go fund me account has been set up to help them. it has raised more than $13,000 of the $30,000 goal. you can find a link to this page on our website, there are unsettling moments yesterday for the stanford law professor behind the recall effort for judge aaron persky. he presided over the brock turner sexual assault trial. michelle dauber received a note
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threatening rape with a white powder in it. haz-mat crews evacuated the building while they tested the powder. it was not harmful. the note was different than others she routinely receives. >> i get threats on a regular basis. but this one was escalating because it included the white powder and it seems like a much more direct threat of violence. >> a stanford university provo says the incident is under investigation by stanford police. she tells abc 7 news threats intended to silence or intimidate members of our community are absolutely unacceptable at stanford. all right. let's take a look at the temperatures. compared to 24 hours ago. we talked about being a little milder this morning because of the breezes. you can see where the breezes are the fastest up in fairfield and santa rosa. novato and concord. that's why those temperatures are a little bit warmer. let's take a look. we'll start in the neighborhoods in the south bay. we have a few 30s out there. we've got sunnyvale and los
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gatos at 40. san francisco, milpitamilpitas, mountain view at 42. 44 degrees. 41 right now in newark. we've got 36 in lafayette. down the road, about 47. 48 in alameda. san francisco, 39 knnovato. gorgeous at santa cruz this morning. look at that. sunrise looking great. definitely inviting. just watch out if you're going to be exercising today. the pollen will be a little high. on the bay, light breezes if you want to do a little kayaking and all-day sunshine at the coast. let's talk about our kids real quick. sending them out the door, it's a little cool. 39 to 42 degrees at 7:00. bright future. look at that. 11:00 total sunshine. mid to upper 50s. don't forget your coat. you won't need to wear it. but you want to grab it to have it for tomorrow morning. the temperatures in the mid-60s for most of us at 3:00. the seven-day forecast coming up with the changes.
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high, frances. an accident blocking the davis street off ramp. we're seeing slowing westbound 580, trace toy to dublin is 54 minutes. westbound 4 just turned red from antioch to concord. over half an hour now at 32 minutes. southbound 101 in the north bay from san rafael to san francisco 17 minutes. but there is slowing southbound 101 at petaluma with an earlier stall. at the richmond-san rafael bridge toll plaza, things are a little bit backed up for the toll lanes. across the san mateo bridge, things are slowing down in the westbound direction on the right-hand side leaving hayward, it's a slow ride getting there through southbound 880. muni reporting no delays. ace train number 1 is five minutes late. reggie? thank you, frances. a state lawmaker is proposing to fix california's housing shortage by creating a new incentive for developers. i guess we're requesting to get to that story later on. some san francisco supervisors are criticizing the
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and a hanavigation center sayin traumatize homeless people. jeff sheehey says the limit on staying at the centers ends up being disruptive to people who are homeless and when they're put back on the streets after 60 days, it leaves them more vulnerable. the director of the department says yes it is heartbreaking and difficult but homeless individuals can't stay in the sell shelters permanently. just 2,000 of the 21,000 people without housing are able to exit homelessness every year. >> i will pick up that story. the state lawmaker proposing to fix california's housing shortage by creating the new incentive for developers, the bill sponsored by the city of san diego would reward the construction of small and more affordable apartments within a short block of public transit. the legislation would allow develop tors to calculate the number of potential units based on square footage rather than units per acre. it would potentially allow them to mx mize space and build moreau knits. a state senator is on leave for sexual harassment
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allegations. why is he still introducing bills? tinder making a change to give women more control. it's 6:40. we'll head to break right now. a live look at the big board at the new york stock exchange as trading gets under way this morning. looks
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welcome back. coming up on 6:44.
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look who has had more rain than us in the last day. nearly a half inch of rain in tucson in the middle of the desert and we've had nothing this month so far. that continues to move away. high pressure slides in. mid-60s through the central valley. unsunny and 61 in monterey. here's another look at lake tahoe. it looks pretty nice. at least from this vantage point. did have a couple of inches from snow showers earlier. they may get a couple earlier in the week. may get a couple of inches. notice the temperatures next week. 29 for a high. it will be windy. windchills down in the single digits. reggie? >> thank you, mike. happening today, you can ask school officials questions they have after a was arrested for child molestation. he's on paid administrative leave at the california school for the deaf in fremont. investigators want to know if there are others. he's worked there since 1989.
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the parent forum will be at 12:30 at the school library. a senator on leave is facing criticism for introducing 15 bills this week. >> state senator tony mendoza was pressured to take that leave after being accused of sexually harassing three female aides. the senate pro tem is dragging his feet to suspend mendoza to push his agenda forward. >> his mere presence in the capitol and his continuing as a state senator when he shouldn't have activities is a slap in the face to a lot of people who want real reform in the senate. >> state senate officials say he's not violating the terms of his leave. they say the bills were cleared with the secretary of the senate. mendoza has denied the allegations against him i. new developments surrounding the state assembly member who was a leader of the me too movement. last week, christina garcia was accused of sexual misconduct.
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now she's being removed from her position as the chair o legislative caucus. two men have accused her of sexual advances towards them. susan eggman will be interim chair. four pet food companies issued recalls about salmonella contamination. six pets died or got sick including a kitten. the types of other pets were not disclosed. the six cases were connected to darwin's natural and zoo logic pet foods manufactured by arrow reliance. others are red barn, raws for paws and smokehouse. we have the details on the affected products in the 7 on your side section of our website, now to the money report. you could end up paying more for gas to pay for road projects. >> during a meeting with lawmakers, president trump said he would support a $.25 federal gas tax increase. officials have been considering
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the increase for months to fund the president's infrastructure overhaul released on monday. the federal gas cents and hasn't been increased in 25 years. a review of company records show about 14,000 people were owed annuities, payments that they never received. an annuity is a fixed payment paid to someone every year, usually for the rest of their life. to make up for that mistake, met life is setting aside $510 million to finally make those payments. >> let's do a quick check of the big board this morning. we're up now about 205 at the new york stock exchange. tinder is taking a page out of a competing dating app's book. tinder is adding a feature to leave it up to women to decide whether they want to initiate a conversation with a match. that's similar to how bumble works. tinder says women will have a choice whether to activate that feature.
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a launch date hasn't been set. the most anticipated film of the year is much more than a movie. it's actually become a movement. >> black panther opens tonight. the fact that a black superhero is at the center of this mega budget movie is breaking boundaries as it's already poised to break records. matt keller is live for us at santana row in san jose this morning. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, natasha and reggie. the first showing at santana rows and all theaters in the bay area is 7:00. of course, you won't be coming to the ticket window to get your seat here. they have reserved seating. you can go online. this is the fandango app. you can see that all the seats are taken except for the first two rows. the blue squares are the seats available. if you're going to see the movie at 7:00, you're going to be cranking your neck. this movie may be worth it. as reggie says, you may want to book a massage for after the movie. ticket pre-sales for black panther are outpacing every other is superhero movie ever
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made. contra critics love it. each before the public can see it, the movie and what it represents in terms of diversity in hollywood has resonated with audienc audiences. >> get to see images that look like them. images of themselves, the possibilities of imagination. >> black panther is expected to make up to 1$150 million the opening weekend. i know you're thinking how can i relax if i'm sitting in the first two rows, i've got to crank my neck up? >> i just noticed this. been to this theater before. this is relatively new. they have a bar in the lobby. beer and wine. if you need to relax and you need that, i don't think you'll mind as much looking up at the movie screen if you're in the front rows with beer or wine in front of you. >> first ar second row, might be worth it for this movie. octavia spencer is buying out a theater in mississippi.
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really exciting. i don't know. great. >> drinks on octavia, that would be great. matt, thank you very much. never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. hi reggie, natasha, everybody. here's the latest news. i took october 3rd to the one issued now. notice how the drought is expanding. now, parts of the bay area yellow, you can see. they're abnormally dry. that's the lowest level. it's this severe drought, this orange that continues to develop and now expand across southern california. and it's starting to make its way north towards us. we need some rain desperately. you already knew that, right? but it's not really coming in the forecast. once again, another seven days without any rain. it starts with the sunshine we're going to have. we're powered by the sun. above average highs for today. my accuweather high tonight, slightly cooler than this morning and we'll get a winter chill to the forecast. for today, our warm temperature,
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san jose, 67. the rest of us in the mid to low 60s. half moon bay, about 59 degrees, a little cooler. inland, 39 at 7:00, noon 62. 4:0067. 55 at 7:00. sunshine, the stars. temperatures today, high to mid to upper 60s. the accuweather forecast, in the 60s on sunday. it will feel like the 40s and freezing cold possible tuesday and wednesday morning. frances? >> good morning, mike. i'll take you to the three slowest spots. westbound 580 grant line, fuel may have spilled. this may take a while to clear. traffic heavy on westbound 205 out of tracy as you make your way to westbound 580 through the altamont pass. that's going to be a hotspot. also, we've been tracking this earlier big rig accident before lagoon valley road. traffic very heavy in the
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eastbound direction towards vacaville. westbound traffic has been slow and go as well. right now it's moving at 32 miles per hour towards the bay area. earlier problems in the east bay. still causing slowing on northbound 238. always a backup there. that's a bottleneck. here's a bay bridge toll plaza. it is backed up into the maze right now. a few more slow drive times, westbound 80 from highway 4 to the maze, that's 36 minutes. slow spots as well westbound 4 antioch to hercules. 45 minutes. a few brake lights in the south bay on northbound 87 from highway 85 to the san jose airport. an 11-minute ride. guys? brand new and just coming in, house speaker paul ryan is now responding to the deadly school rampage in florida. the shooting should not threaten the right to own guns. he made the comments this morning in an interview with a conservative radio host in
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indiana. ryan said he doesn't think the -- taking away citizens rights. he said there are more questions than answers at this stage. the house speaker added, he thinks we need to take a breath and still collect the facts. jessica, thank you. this has never been done before. researchers say they can reverse alzheimer's in mice. a drug that cuts off a particular brain enzyme in mice is found to dissolve brain plaques connected to the disease. it raises hopes that the drug could one day reverse the disease in humans. the study by the scientists at the cleveland clinic was released just yesterday. it does remain to be seen whether the improvements seen in lab mice will translate over to human beings. ohm homeowne eowners are de with what to do with thousands of burned trees in the way of rebuilding. sonoma, county, if you own property with trees with bright green paint or markings, you're in luck. those are among the thousands of trees pg&e cut down and are
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offering to remove the debris. >> we sent letters to 8800 customers who would qualify for the management program. >> how many people called you back? >> we have about 1200 logs to move or remove now. the deadline is not until the 28th. santa rosa is offering free chipping of trees, brush and waste in fountain grove and coffey park next weekend. children in san francisco got a gift they can love on valentine's day. they got a new park. >> a community celebration was held yesterday for the opening of the helen diller civic center playground. it's been closed for a year while undergoing a $10 million renovation. it now includes search play structures, light installations and one really cool slide. >> that does look really neat. that spiral to get up to it. the san francisco skyline was more colorful last night. if you didn't see it, here's what it looked like. the developer of the sales force tower tells us it was testing a public art installation on top of the city's tallest building. when we zoom in, you can see it.
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artist jim campbell created the installation. it will feature images from cameras around the city. coming up next. the seven things to know before you go. a live
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6:57. if you're just joining us or headed out the door, here are the seven things to know before you go. number one, the 19-year-old man suspected in the mass high school shooting in south florida was booked into broward county jail ohm a few hours ago. nikolas cruz faces 17 counts of premeditated murder. number 2, president trump will address the nation about the shooting in florida. that is scheduled to happen at 8:00 a.m. our time. abc news will have live coverage around we'll stream the address live on the abc 7 news app. number 3, the shooting in florida is renewing the gun debate. several lawmakers are calling for stricter gun control. number 4, the couple accused of killing a 19-year-old livermore woman is scheduled to be back in court today. daniel gross and melissa leonardo are charged with murder lizette cuesta. they worked together at a carl's jr. in tracy. total sunshine.
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sunglasses needed. a coat this morning. won't need it this afternoon. number 6, the traffic hotspot this morning is in vacavil vacaville. eastbound 80 before lagoon valley road. it's been blocking the road. traffic is very heavy approaching the scene. a little slowing in the westbound direction as well. number 7, the day is here. excitement has been building as marvel's black panther finally premieres in theaters tonight. ticket pre-sales are outpacing every other superhero movie ever made. marvel is owned by disney, the parent company of abc 7. >> very exciting. i think it has something like 97% on rotten tomatoes so far. there are seats still available in theaters but in the first or second row. >> i checked the theaters. good luck. you'll have to see it at about midnight if you want to go see it. >> right before we come to work. >> right. >> get the tickets. we'll go. >> thanks for watching. we'll be back in 25 minutes with an abc 7 news update.
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leaving you with a beautiful sunrise from our mt. tam camera. "good morning amer good morning, america. breaking news, deadly school rampage. >> oh, my god. oh, my god. >> a 19-year-old gunman storms a high school in florida opening fire with an assault rifle, shooting through classroom doors killing at least 17 people. one of the deadliest school shootings ever. >> does he know where the shooter is? >> we don't know, but we're entering the building. >> this is catastrophic. there really are no words. students racing from the school hands in the air. >> he heard three gunshots. we all inside. >> others barricaded in rooms hiding under their desks and in closets. >> i don't know how we're alive. >> i need everyone down! >> s.w.a.t. teams rushing to clear classrooms. >> everybody on the floor. let's go! >> terri


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