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putting summer on hold. >> you're looking live outside. expect the cooldown to continue. >> that's not your favorite. that's not your favorite forecast. >> no. no. >> good morning on this wednesday, august 22nd. natasha has the day off. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from the forecast. mike, tell me something good. >> the problem is i can't keep both of you happy. because you guys are kind of -- >> don't even try. >> is there a warmup in store? >> inland. >> okay. >> okay. come visit me. come on out. all right. let's talk about what's going
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on. hi, everybody. the marine layer spent more of the energy pushing inland than producing drizzle this morning. you can see the gray overtaking our enableds and even into the central valley. you have a drier commute this morning. it's a little warmer out there. we're in the mid 50s to near 60 degrees. we'll see the sunshine quicker, even by noon in most neighborhoods. except around the bay, a little stuffy. there by 4:00, mostly sunny away from the coast with temperatures in the 70s. the coast is in the 60s. that's your 12 hour planner. how about the commute? >> yeah. we're doing okay so far today, mike. here's a live look at the south bay 101 and 880, no significant delays. we're system looking fairly light on the northbound side of 101. so we know it will be a different story in an hour or. so right now we're enjoying a light commute. the drive times are looking good too with one exception, stop and go out of the central valley. you're up to 39 minutes. no delays to mission boulevard. the green at 15. northbound 85, you're looking great at just 14 minutes.
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>> thanks, alexis. happening today, the suspect charged with murdering iowa college student mollie tibbetts expected to be arraigned. tibbetts who used to live in oakland disappeared a month ago. >> look at what neighbors are doing with the signs in iowa. they're putting tape over the word missing and writing the word why. in today's first look, we're learning more about a possible motive from the suspect who is in the u.s. illegally. here is alex perez. >> reporter: in this morning's "gma first look," the tragic ending mollie tibbetts' family feared, investigators discovering a body andis man wi murder. he confessed to crime according to investigators. officials believe the 24-year-old abducted her while out for a run back on july 18ahr phd said you need to leave me alone. i'm going to call the police. and then she took off running. he in turn chased her down. >> reporter: investigators say the suspect led them to the remains found in a corn field
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about 10 miles outside of brooklyn, iowa, where she was living. >> she was found in a corn field and there were corn stalks placed over the top of her. >> reporter: and we'll have the latest on this case and the suspect coming up at 7:00 a.m. with your "gma first look," i'm alex perez, abc news, brooklyn, iowa. a lot of you waking up to surprising news that a well known home improvement store is closing. orchard supply hardware close 99 stores in california, oregon and florida. >> our reporter matt keller is live at one of the stores in san jose. matt? [ no audio ] >> okay, we're having trouble with matt's audio there. we'll get that you story
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shortly. a man now accused of trying to pay someone to kill the children that he was charged with molesting according to the district attorney, rodney thomas jr. asked several jail inmates to kill his alleged victims after he was arrested for molestation. he's now expected to face an additional five charges of solicitation to commit murder. a south bay fire chief says verizon did not lift throttling restrictions despite officials telling the phone company that it's impacting the ability to communicate. santa claira county's fire says cell phone service was slow. a verizon spokesperson called it a customer support mistake. they tell our media partner that the data restriction should have been lifted at the fire department's request. an alert has gone out to the streleed. the victim says it was on the
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campus -- the main campus late sunday or early monday morning. stanford is still on summer break. classes resume in late september and there is concern for incoming freshmen. a law professor speaking for herself and not familiar with the details of this newest case says sexual assault is an on going concern. >> students and parents should be aware of that as they come to the university this fall. 43% of our female undergraduates experience sexual violence during their time at stanford and the number is highest for freshmen. >> there were 190 reports of sexual harassment or violence at stanford in the 2016-17 school year. that's the latest year statistics are available. new details about the body found in the ver. offial identified the man as san francisco resident mubarek salasu. he was reported after friends say he didn't show up for
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dinner. his friend found his sandals and t-shirt on the dock at the edge of the river. a search and rescue team found his body on monday. the cause of his death has not been released. in the east bay, a high speed chase ended in a crash on interstate 80 during the evening commute. abc 7 news was in berkeley near the scene at i-80 and gillman street. all but one westbound lane of the freeway was shut down after 6:00 last night. the pursued involved the sheriff's deputies. they have not yet released details but say no one was hurt in this crash seriously. all right. you're never more than seven minutes away from your forecast. hi, mike. >> hi, everybody. let's talk temperatures. we start in the east bay valley. it's cooler in anti-of course wow. that never happens. 58 there. 59 in brent wood. same thing. look, everybody else in the low to mid 60s this morning. a little milder outside. we have low to mid 60s everywhere until you get t 57.
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all right. here's a look at arrival delays. you can see some of the low clouds and even a little fog starting to develop. so we'll keep an eye on. this i'll let you know through social media if you're away from the tv. here is something different. activity planner, everything is good because of the lack of drizzle, lack of winds and a little more sunshine outside. if you're going to be on the bay, not much of a breeze today. peninsula, let's talk about your conditions today. we'll start cloudy and about 60. we'll be mostly cloudy and 62 at 10:00. then sunshine breaks out. 67 at noon. low to mid 70s throughout the afternoon hours. down to 64 at 8:00. we'll make one more stop in san francisco. hard to find sunshine yesterday in some areas. you'll find a little bit more today. notice the temperatures will cool a little bit through 10:00. then rebound back into the low to mid 60s as we head through the afternoon hours. comfortable, maybe light jacket weather. we'll talk about the forecast in a big hurricane heading towards hawaii coming up. good morning, mike. we'reng liv at the north
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bay commute which is always one of our latest to fill n we're looking okay so far this morning through san rafael. traffic on the right is fairly light. most of our traffic maps are in the green today. we have one exception, of course, getting out of the central valley, westbound 205, you're down to 16 miles an hour and 15 miles an hour respectively. typical volumes. moving to san francisco with, he ha -- we have changes coming. casino buses will be allowed to use the newest red transit only lanes. the so-called red carpet lanes will be painted on gary boulevard from market street to stannon street. according to the examiner, the board of directors has approved a phase of the $35 million project. but some neighborhood groups don't like the idea. they say allowing private shuttles may slow down the service. thank you. now let's get back to abc 7 news
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reporter matt keller. >> he is live in san jose telling us about this sudden and surprising closure of orchard hardware supply stores. >> yeah, good morning, reggie and jessica. the official announcement coming in. the store here in south san jose has been here for decades. they had big plans here. they have the sign out front that says now hiring happy people. a lot of the current workers are finding out their jobs are going away. lowe's bought them about five years ago. orchard supply was founded in san jose all the way back in 1931. back then it was used by farmers to buy supplies. then it turned into a modern day hardware store. several of those are here in the bay area. the earnings report called this morning, lowe's announced they'll be closing all the stores and their distribution facility about it end of the fiscal year. lowe's president and ceo said while it is a necessary business decision to exit orchard supply hardware, decision that's impact our people are never easy. we'll provide outplacement ss s
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services for impacted associates and they'll be given priority status if they apply for other lowe's positions. they'll start conducting store closing sales soon. matt keller, abc 7 news. new developments this morning with safe injection sites in san francisco, how close it is to actually happening. plus, another disturbing incident involving an uber driver in northern california. >> he said okay. now you're going to tell me the real story or we're all going to die. >> three women described how they survived this incident. and caught on camera, what caused this police helicopter to suddenly crash. >> it's 5:10. here's a live look outside. abc 7, the only
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wow. did you see that? watch it again in slow motion. a large piece of debris flies directly at the person holding that camera. this is from a tornado in new zealand. an area that gets about seven to ten strong tornadoes like this per year. we just happen to capture this one. this also serves as a warning. i know we want to get out there and i'm guilty more than any of you of going out when i hear tornado running and watching. you got to stay inside and seek
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shelter. we only get about ten here in california. it's mainly during the winter. all right. talk quickly, speaking of winter, we're not that cold and we're not summer like. temperatures about 4 to 9 degrees below average today in the 60s and 70s. i have warmer weather coming up in the seven day forecast. here's reggie. here's some other incredible video caught on camera, a pilot seriously injured after a police helicopter crashed during takeoff. this is in little rock, arkansas. police said they were testing new equipment in the helicopter when wind knockeded it off its platform. the pilot has a severe head injury. pop singer arianna gran day is opening up to gma about what she went through after the fatal bombing at her manchester, england concert. a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured hundreds more. she said she felt sure she would never wear the costumes or sing the songs from that concert ever again. she went home to florida and something was nagging her.
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>> didn't feel right. didn't feel like the right decision. and i kind of like celebrate their lives. and try to not let hate or, like, violence or any kind of darkness of that magnitude win in this scenario. >> two weeks later, grande took the stage in manchester with the host of other stars for a benefit. and you can see that entire interview with the pop star on gma this morning. new developments about safe injection sites in san francisco. t the state senate passed a bill allowing to sign these up under a three year pilot program. the goal is to end scenes like this or curb them. drug users who use the site to shoot up would have access to clean needles and be supervised by health professionals who will also provide treatment referrals. according to the safe injection sites and other countries have lower deathed from overdose and prevented the spread of hiv. tlnchts is new developments in
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the bill to eliminate cash bail for defendants awaiting trial. it passed through state legislature yesterday meaning it's now up to the governor, grofrn jerry brown. he's indicating that he supports the bill. it would make california the first state to completely end bail for suspects waiting for their trial. instead, it would be replaced with a system to jail people based on their risk level. in the north bay, cell phone companies won't be able to build 5g towers if some residents have their way. this is led by the emf safety network. they launched a campaign to stop companies from even submitting applications to build these towers. the network which fights to reduce fields and wireless radiation claims that they cause heart problems and cancer. according to the cdc, the jury is still out on the hetalth risks. a homeless man that looked for a job landed a new position. david tweeted that he accepteded a software engineering position with white fox defense.
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a drone technology company in california. last month the homeless web developer from texas went viral after someone posted a picture of him with the sign homeless and hungry for success. he was handing out his resume on a mountain view street corner. looks like it worked out. i'm a little sad he's not staying in the bay area. i'm super happy he got a job and sticking in california. >> good for him. >> good luck to him. >> yeah. >> and good precedent for the rest of us that may need a job to think outside the box and try something different. >> yeah. absolutely. >> worked for him. >> it yale did. -- it really did. >> you said tell me about my people. >> yeah, because my sister lives in hilo. i'm curious what she has to face. >> it's getting to be a little dicey for about a 24 to 48-hour period. we have a lot of people vacationing there. i want to get to the local forecast and show what you is going on. unfortunately, lane really wound
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up overnight and became major category 5 hurricane, the most devastating one we can have. however, the track still says it is going to whacken jueaken a l. take a look at 11:00 tomorrow evening. it's going to rake mir mile-per-hour winds. and then honolulu and during the friday time frame with 80 mile-per-hour winds. then it moves out and continues to weaken. you'll be susceptible to wind damage. the lower you are, flooding and down near the coast, you're going to have a storm surge of up to three to four feet. there could be flooding there. also, there is damage from the storm unfortunately. here's a look at what is going on back at home. clouds this morning. about 56 degre about 65 degrees in san jose. grab the sunglasses. a brighter afternoon and slightly warmer inland. minor warming is coming for all of us. we have a little bit of a roller coster coming up. low to mid 60s along the coast.
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low to mid 70s for the rest of the bay. you can see as we get to lake port, east bay and antioch, livermore and fairfield, we have 60s. tonight, we'll be back in the low to upper 50s. not quite as warm as this morning. we'll lose a few degrees. you probably won't even notice. a little change tomorrow. you can see that minor warming trend for friday, saturday, and sup sunday. when it gets warmer saturday and sunday, expect less cloud cover during the morning. a great weekend to be outside, alexis. >> i'm not complaining, mike. taking a look at the records we have a new issue on the bay bridge. busier side this time of day. four car crash right around treasure island. that is blocking the two left lanes. emergency crews heading to the scene right now. that is about all the information we have. not sure about injuries or how much damage there is. they're trying to figure out if that is just east or west of the is an updated location, i'll let you know. in the meantime, bay bridge
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metering lights on very early, 5:12 today due to this crash. you're filling in at the maze and you're not going to get much faster until you get through that collision scene. obviously, keeping a close eye on that one. bart the way to go this morning. however, this weekend we have major track repairs between 19th street and west oakland station. so a bus bridge will be set up instead. that is all day saturday and sunday. >> thanks. south bay neighbors are akugz a church group of vandalizing one of the publicly accessible peaks. we have the details. >> reporter: the strong smell of vinegar and the obvious signs of a cleanup effort show where it happened. a liquid was poured across the surface of this rock. >> we had some visitors over the weekend who put olive oil on one .f t >> reporter: i dn't take long for the dho bridge's public facebook page. you'll notice a handful of users
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critical of the morgan hill church's actions. administrators and church pastors are acknowledge being the church did something wrong. >> i was appalled to think that any type of religious organization would vandalize a public space in the name of their religion. >> rebecca evans says there is irony in the issue. this is a sacred native-american site where tribes connected with the spiritual world. this weekend's events have led to a public reminder. >> pack out what they pack in. not leave any waste in the preserves and that makes it a more enjoyable experience for everyone and protects the environment. >> guests didn't elaborate whether the church already cited for its actions. we reached out to jubilee brings to say why members poured anything on the rocks. i'm told i have to wait for pastors for official church response. an uber driver is accused of
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kidnapping three women in sacramento county and we're hearing from one of the victims en scary. >> he said okay, now you're going to tell me the real story or we're all going to die. and none of us knew what he was talking about, obviously. >> theodore says the driver passed exit after exit fearing the worst the woman called 911 and then jumped out of the car once the driver slowed down. sacramento county deputies say the driver is facing kidnapping charges. uber released a statement saying that disturbing behavior the riders reported will not be tolerated. the driver's access to the app has been removed and will help authorities with the investigation. next, the seven things you need to know as you start your day. >> bart explains why they put up the surveillance monitors at a station. and an actress that accused harvey weinstein of assault is denying she sexually assaulted a
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it is 5:25. here are seven things to know before you go. number one, aun autopsy n a planned to find out when and how mollie tibbetts died. christhian rivera confessed to her murder. he is an undocumented immigrant. the attorney for michael cohenlient prepared to tell everything he knows about president trump to special counsel robert mueller. cohen pleaded guilty yesterday to paying hush money to two women who claimed to have had affairs with mr. trump. the owner of orchard hardware confirms this morning all 99 stores are ut shishuttin by the end of the year. the home improvement chain were found in san jose. flights to hawaii are still scheduled from the bay area as hurricane lane moves closer to the islands. the hurricane has strengthened to a category five
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storm with winds of 160 miles per hour. >> we'll be talking more about that throughout the rest of our morning show and online. back here at home, temperatures four to nine degrees cooler than average. comfortable 70s to near 80. >> number six, actually, have good news for you. sounds like it's bad news once again. i didn't have time to updade the graphic. we heard the four car crash 80 had cleared. now there is a second crash right in that same area and i just saw chp issuing a sig alert. that is blocking the three left lanes. >> number seven, olive garden offering a new pasta pass. they'll sell a total of 23,000 passes. you get eight weeks of unlimited pasta. the passes go on sale at 11:00 tomorrow. we're not going to jump to conclusions about raiders fans. >> the team is planning to have a courtroom in their new stadium and that is not all.
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okay? a travel and events website called las vegas locally reports that in addition to nine clubs and countless other luxury amenities, the raiders new stadium will include that courtroom i mentioned and a jail. the stadium is expected to open in time for the 2020 season. we should note there is a jail in the oakland coliseum as well. coming back with another full 90 minutes of news including the response to a you know when you're at ross and you're like... hello. ...and then the price is like, helllooo! that's yes for less. find the latest trends and styles at prices that are a perfect fit. it feels even better when you find it for less. at ross. yes for less.
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over multiple issues. find out how they're responding. and we have the greatest update ever. we talked to the boy who signed the jersey of chris davis and he is even more adorable than we thought. and we thought he was really cute. >> yes. it's going to make your wednesday, august 22nd much brighter. thank you for joining us. >> you are never more than seven aways from the forecast. >> i wonder how much that autograph is going to be worth now concerning the home run with that on his shoulder. >> priceless. >> yeah. >> maybe have to auction that jersey off for charity. that would be neat. all right. let's take a look at what is going on as far as going outside. it is still gray out there. the mist and drizzle hard to find this morning as xbewe expected. the sea breeze is not bad at all. it is 17. it is covering all of our neighborhoods. if you get closer to thecot, yoi looks clear there as fars being wet. is mildeth morni 60s through 7:00. notice the accuweather 12 hour
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day planner i put together is brighter at noon. definitely in the afternoon where the inland neighborhoods are going to warm to the upper 70s. at the coast, 62. let's talk to alexis. good morning. >> good morning. and all of a sudden we have a traffic alert unfortunately on the bay bridge commute. we had a multicar crash right around treasure island westbound 80. they cleared that one quickly. then there is a second crash on that same area. so this is sig alert. you're backed up solid to the poll plaza and the metering lights are on very early this morning. 5:12 the official time due to that initial crash. i'm sure they will not be turned off until much, much later today if not into the afternoon. it's busy as it is these days. so car pool lanes arels ija anthen basicallyou're antousho left lanes blocked. i'm working on getting more information which wh this could clear. >> thank you. happening today, an autopsy is planned in iowa to learn when
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and how bay area native mollie tibbetts died. please say 24-year-old christhian rivera confessed to her murder. >> rivera in his car while she was jogging in his car while she was jogging and got out and ran beside her. after she said she would call police, he panicked, got mad and then blacked out. he said the next thing he recalls is finding anner piece from head phones in his lap and realizing that mollie tibbetts was in his truck. i should say in his trunk. rivera also remembered leaving her in a corn field. rivera is an undocumented pres trump touched on in a rally in west virginia. >> you heard about today where the illegal alien coming in very sadly from mexico and you saw what happened to that incredible, beautiful young woman. should have never happened. >> the 20-year-old had been
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missing since mid july was found buried under corn stalks. rivera expected to make the first court appearance today. christhian rivera's bail is set at $1 million. he could face life in prison without parole. >> we're learning more about him this morning. he worked at dairy farm. they said in a statement that he had worked on its farms for the last four years. he was an employee in good standing. they are oen the abc 7 news app has much more on the disappearance of mollie tibbetts including a detailed time line of this case over the last month. download the app for free and be sure to enable push alerts. we'll send out any breaking news updates on this case as they happen. happening today, the man accused of killing an 18-year-old is due in court. john kyl may enter a plea today. he is accused of stabbing wilson and her sister last month. wilson died.
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her sister survived. the family filed a lawsuit against bart claiming the trans it system should have banned cal for previous threats and fair evasion. president trump's former personal attorney and fixer is facing prison time this morning. >> michael cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations. he now admits he illegally paid hush money to silence two women who claim to have had sex with the president. he told a judge he was working "in coordination and at the discretion of a candidate for federal offices." >> is michael cohen prepared to tell everything he knows about president trump to special counsel robert mueller and other prosecutors? >> yes. 100%. that's the decision he made. and that led to what happened yesterday and that's why his feelings right now are mixture of the pain he went through for his family but relief and liberation that he can now speak completely the truth without the shadow of the potential prosecution hanging over him.
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>> meanwhile, the president has denied knowing about a $130,000 payment made to stormy daniels 11 days before the election. but prosecutors say cohen was reimbursed by the trump organization. >> and then the other big story related to the president is former campaign chair paul manafort. he's been found guilty on eight counts in his financial fraud case. the jury deliberated for four days before reaching the verdict. the judge declared a mistrial on ten other counts that jurors could not agree on setting up the pass built of a retrial. manafort's defense attorney says he is evaluating options. from the south bay, regional medical center is investigating a racially charged social media post that appears to have come from an employee. according to our partners at the bay area news group, the author is identified as beth lorine. she is an emergency department manager. in the post she expressed disgust at immigrants who she h
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claims neil at t claims kneel at the playing of the star spangled banner. >> i'm sure the u.s. is giving you housing, food stamps and free education for your children and this is how you feel! go back to your nasty country dirty illegals! bart commuters may have noticed the new monitors outside of the fare gates at the civic center station in san francisco. bart tweeted the photos of the screens. it shows riders when trains will arrive as well as live surveillance feeds of the platform. the trans it says it's a reminder that bart has working cameras that are being monitored. earlier this month bart announced a plan to increase security throughout the system. >> and this just in to our live desk. a earthquake struck off the coast of the oregon. it happened just around 1:30 this morning. 170 miles west of coos bay. that is located about 200 miles
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south of portland. there are no reports of damage so far. so now let's go west and south from there. this morning our eyes on the eye of a monster storm headed right for the hawaiian islands. hurricane lane is a category five right now. the big island bracing for what could be a big impact. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live at oakland international airport for us. amy? >> hi, jessica. flights are still leaving oakland for hawaii and passengers are still going. take a look at the hawaiian airlines ticket counter here this morning. very busy. but we did talk to people as they're headed out of here with at least one passenger telling us she did have a sleepless night worrying about this storm. alaska airlines says on the website it will waive change fees for travelers who decide to stay home. you do have to go on the trip by next thursday. hopefully the storm will be long gone by then. some are still going today. they point out to us that even if they get a break on changing a flight, they still have other
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activities they have to pay for and they're worried about losing that money. >> i already made two tours and both of them no cancellation yet. so we're supposed to go to a luai and snorkling trip. but as of last night, they said no cancellation yet. >> here's a look at the satellite image of hurricane lane. it is a category-5 hurricane. the big island is under a hurricane warning and hasn't seen a category 5 come close to that island since 1994. the center of the storm is expected to pass over or near the big island some time between tomorrow and saturday. amy hollyfield. you and i were talking early better 2018 being a very difficult year for the hawaii islands. >> yeah, specially for the big islands. they were dealing with weeks
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with the lava eruptions and now this hurricane on the way. mike, i was just reading, it's been 26 years since hurricane aniki devastated hawaii. so i'm just crassing fingers this doesn't do the same. >> i'm sorry to hear that, reggie. it's the big island that is going to take the brunt of it. but other islands will be affected. but the storm is going to weaken as it does travel through the islands. let's start by showing what you happened overnight. it did strengthen. still a category 5. stilpacking center of the eye. the eye never makes it over land. notice as we go from 11:00 tomorrow evening to 11:00 friday evening as it goes from hawaii to ka wiy, it drops from a five to a two to a one. and that means the wind speeds will drop also. but let's talk about what's going to happen as far as those winds. what you're going to see is starting at 3:00 tomorrow morning, the 39 mile-per-hour winds start to hit hawaii.
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now this is at the surface. winds are much faster as you head up. we know how high the islands can get in elevation. so the higher you go, the more devastation the winds are going to be. the fastest winds will pass over the big island. and they'll be up around 59. so that's where we could see more devastation from the winds at the lower elevations and here's a look at the rain. it goes off our chart. our chart stops at eight inches. this is going to put 10 to 15 inches of rain on the big island and maui. that's where the greatest chance of flooding. then we see less of a chance around oahu and kauai. there is still going to be a lot of runoff and minor flooding there too. so from today all the way through saturday evening you need to keep an eye on the hawaiian islands and be careful. >> all right. good morning, mike. we did have a traffic alert. i just got good news in. so not one but two crashes for the bay bridge drive. we're looking at the incline right now. folks heading into the island
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tunnel. this was total stand still just a few minutes ago. we got the all clear. sig alert, multicar crash, actually, two multicar crashes were blocking the three left lanes and then headed to the two left lanes and now all lanes are back open. the sig alert is canceled. a lot happened in the last ten minutes. speeds are starting to pick up. i want to show you this on the traffic maps too. we definitely have a solid line of red from the toll plaza to treasure island where that crash just cleared. and, yes, we're slowly starting to increase. i want to double check on drive times too. this just did have a ripple effect back for the east bay commuters. highway 4 to the maze, you're still in the green. i just checked this a moment ago. we're already down to 35 across bait bridge. of course the meet aring lights are on so that is starting to improve. hopefully we're back in the yellow in a few minutes. southbound 101, san francisco to sfo, you're still good in the green. next traffic update coming up around 5:50. all right, ask and you shall receive. a bizarre story shows the power
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of home surveillance technology why a thief brought a stolen item back. >> and we told you yesterday don't forget the name anthony slocumb. hear from the man who signed the jersey of chris davis before he hit a massive h
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. fire threats died down around the state. it will ramp up in the same area we had yesterday. the fire weather watch beginning at 2:00 tomorrow afternoon through 11:00 in the evening. still have poor air quality around places like these areas. that's going to continue through about 11:00 this evening. 107 to palm springs, a nice 83. afternoon sunshine. mid to lower 80s. 95 in fresno. not as lucky. and about 87 in yosemite. a quick look at what is going to happen the next seven days. in tahoe, we're close to average through saturday. and then a touch of fall next week as highs barely make it into the tef ito soin surprising happened. he listeneded. 2:00 a.m. on saturday a homeowner noticed a man is taking a air conditioning unit from the front porch. this is noted on the security system. so listen as the homeowner tells the porch pirate ain no uncertan
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teams. put that back right now or i'm calling the police. put it back! >> the thief told the homeowner he thought it was junk and he put it back on the porch. police say it's pretty unusual to come across such a passive criminal. having a nice yelling voice helps. fire fighters are still trying to contain the larger ranch fire. >> that's right. containment of the complex dropped down to 74% yesterday. and it's now burned more than 406,000 acres. cal fire hoped increased humidity and lower temperatures helped firefighters overnight. ever wonder what firefighters eat when they're on the long shifts battling wildfire make 10,000 bag lunche day for hungry firefighters on the lines and last year they delivered 70,000 to 80,000 meals. >> could be 2:00 in the morning getting a phone call. they say they need lunches delivered four hours away. and so we just get on the phone
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and get as many people as we can to help. it's special to see how many people want to, you know, drop what they're doing and come help out the cause. >> good quality food on a short notice is something we really appreciate. >> cal fire has strict diet specifications. each bag lunch must have 4,000 to 6,000 calories. the 42-year-old is strongly denying accusations she sexually assaulted a former co-star when he was just 17 years old. at the same time a new tmz report says that she may have confided in a friend about the alleged sexual encounter. the entertainment site obtained a photo tm in bed from 2013. the actress has accused harvey weinstein of rape. she is one of the first women to come forward in the me too movement. facebook says it's removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts linked to russia and iran. the social network said the content aimed to spread
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misinformation. facebook is cooperating with multiple investigations into the pages. san francisco mayor london breed is demanding improvements be made to the city's public trans transit system. he took a trip last night. as a life long muni rider, she knows the pain riders on monday, she sent a letter to the muni chief demanding he vet contractors carefully after the death of a worker. >> muni has to work well for the people of san francisco so that it is their first option. >> the chronicle reports muni's chief apologized to the agency's board of directors yesterday. he said responsibilities for delays. from the east bay this morning, we're hearing from a 10-year-old oakland boy who had. >> it turns out boit who is in
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remission from a rare form of cancer made quite an impression on the a's slugger. davis crushed his 37th home run of the season and anthony slocmub's autograph was on the back of davis a' jersey. the boy met his favorite player before the game. >> i said you're my favorite player, can you sign my jersey? he's like, sure. and then he said, can you sign my jersey? my cheeks were really red. and i was happy but really nervous because everybody is going to see my kind of bad handwriting. >> well, after the game, davis and the a's decided to give the game worn jersey to anthony. in addition this weekend the a's will aersey frpler weekend to b the make a wish foundation. >> sweet. >> i like that. >> he's so cute. >> he is so cute. >> my cheeks were so red. so sweet. >> i know. good for him. >> so adorable. >> yes. we hope they get a lot of money
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from the new jersey that they're going to auction off. >> i hope they get davis and him to sign it. >> good idea. >> it might make it worth more money. i would spend more money for it then. >> i hope he prints his name again. >> i know. >> that's my favorite thing. sign this jersey. cool. >> i know. >> for all the parents that complain they don't teach cursive in school anymore, it was still adorable. >> yeah. great story. glad we did. that hi everybody. talk about what is going on out the door weatherwise. we'll start by looking at the exploratorium camera. we can see the top of the sales force tower. the marine layer pushed deeper inland. it spent more energy doing that than producing drizzle. haven't heard of any. so we're off to ari sthe sungla and in more areas today. clouds return tonight. lows will be a little bit milder than this morning. not as many 60s. here's an area of low pressure that continues to bring in that
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robust, cooler than average marine layer. it's also going to steer in the upper parts of the atmosphere. a little smoke our way. so a little hazy this afternoon. our air quality down where we live is fine. here's a look at the cloud cover. you can see still during the noon hour, plenty of clouds around the bay. but during the afternoon hours, they will go away and head out to the coast. by about 4:00, they start coming right back in. let's talk about temperatures. we go from 73 to 85 across the south bay. you head up to the peninsula, a lot of low to mid 70s there. mid 60s in down down. 73 to 78 through the nornl bth valleys. as you move inland, upper 70s to low 80s. take a look at the seven day forecast. the inland temperatures a little warmer today than yesterday. we'll hold steady through thursday. a little bit of a warming trend. nothing outrageous friday, saturday, and sunday. then back below average monday and tuesday. alexis? >> good morning, mike. and i do want to take you back to the bay bridge toll
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emeryville camera. we have residual delays this morning. unfortunately, due to two crashes on the bay bridge right around the treasure island exit. a ripple effect. traffic was jammed back to the toll plaza. the metering lights on early. 5:12 the official time once you make it past those, things are starting to improve. that really has been our only major problem so far today. here's a live look at walnut creek. no major issues as you travel right around north main street. drive times for most of our bridges looking good. just six minutes across richmond. make that seven. 14-minute drive across san mateo. eight minute drive across the dunbarton bridge. >> now breaking news from the live desk. this breaking news right now, los angeles firefighters are battling a raging inferno that he rumeerupted through thef a commercial building in downtown los angeles. you're looking at live pictures from our sister station kabc. this fire started within just the past hour around 5:00 this
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morning. and then about 5:30, so just 20 minutes ago, firefighters went in to defensive mode. they're now dousing the fire from aerial ladders as you can see here in the live images. there are no reports of any injuries. new at 6:00, chanel has a plan to boost the makeup business and it does not involve women. >> but first, how would you feel if this art installation went up in your city?
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from the north bay this morning, a 17 to 23 foot sculpture showing five bathtubs on stilts, take it all in. this is slated to be installed on a water front and has some people upset.
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>> it does. the gofundme account for a campaign against the sculpture features a rendition of the art work so you can see it here. detractors say it looks like the star wars walkers and it has no connection to the city. but san francisco artist brian goggins says it pays hommage to the bathtubs received during the gold rush. they plan to install this sculpture by next august. all right. taking a look at the bay bridge commute. that has been our trouble spot this morning. everything is clear now. things are improving. so westbound 80 around treasure island, everything is clear. so five lanes are open. the speeds are about four miles an hour. once you make it past the metering lights, you're back up to 54 miles an hour. looking much better. check in with our meteorologist. >> how hot are the a's? >> two shutouts in a row and going for a third possibly today. just a win will be nice then you sweep the series. that's what you're supposed to do when the last place team is
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in town. make the sunscreen work today. you'll need it. belmont-redwood shores, 57 right now. enjoy the first day of school. mike, thank you. new at 6:00, starbucks reveals when you'll be able to get a fall favorite. the pumpkin spice latte. mark your calendars. a local fire chief says verizon slowed down data while crews were fighting the state's largest wildfire. how the phone company is now responding. plus, it's the end of an era that started in the south bay. that started in the south bay. new details about orchard
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...and you suddenly realizes you're really into art? that's yes for less. every trend. every room. on any budget. it feels even better when you find it for less. at ross. yes for less. now at 6:00, orchard supply hardware announces they're shutting down. details just released in the last few hours about how long you have to shop. verizon admits to slowing down connections for firefighters in the north bay. it could have impacted their effort to contain the fire.
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and the local church group accused of vandalizing a publicly accessible peak in the south bay. plus, caught on camera. what caused this police helicopter to suddenly crash? good morning on this august 22 nnd. it is 6:00 a.m. >> here's our meteorologist with the forecast. >> look at all the grayness. good morning to you. i overlaid the clouds on live doppler 7. it's a lot drier this morning. good news for the commute there and for the frizz factor. check out the 12 hour planner. temperatures mild they are morning. a lot of upper 50s to even a few mid 60s out. there we hit the low 60s at the coast with faster sunshine around our bay and inland neighborhoods. we're around 66 to 71 at noon. because of the faster sunshine, you notice a little bit warmer inland


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