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our mike nicco there's drizzle while you drive to work. because he's at our parent company at abc 7. >> that makes me chuckle. bridge. expected to be a somewhat soggy commute for most of us. good morning. it is tuesday, august 28th. thanks for joining us. >> as long as you're entertained, jessica, i'm entertained. i'm glad you're enjoying it. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. here's mike nicco. >> what's going on? yes, let's talk about some of that drizzle because it is more widespread. especially along the coast. it's been measurable in point reyes, half moon bay, close to measurable in san francisco and up around the caldecott tunnel. that gives you an idea where you might find slick spots. let's talk about what's going to happen weather wise. mid to upper 50s. no difference there. slower sunshine means most of us in the 60s away from the coast at noon. into the 70s by 4:00, then 50s and 60s and a very comfortable evening on the way. how about the commute? >> yeah, still pretty
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comfortable there, too. we haven't had any major issues and we're looking at decent volumes. here's richmond, the richmond side of the richmond-san rafael bridge. westbound 580, a little belay if you're not using the carpool lanes just before the toll plaza, but no major issues. we had very few incidents. mass transit looking good, too. 49 b.a.r.t. trains in service with no delays. ace 1 and 3 out on time. ace 3 is having some gps tracking issues so if you look on their website, it looks like it's gnaw running but it's out on time. and capital corridor, normal service and no delays. >> speaking of transportation, b.a.r.t. is getting almost $7 million from washington to try to make our ride safer. >> it comes amid major safety crimes on b.a.r.t. trains and stations. amy hollyfield is live in walnut creek with details on where this money is going to go. amy. >> hi, jessica. we have been talking to b.a.r.t. riders this morning who tell us they do feel nervous on b.a.r.t.
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they would like to see more done to keep them safe. b.a.r.t. officials say help is on the way. that fema is going to be giving b.a.r.t. a $6.8 million grant. and they will use it to pay for more officers to patrol the trains. they will also update some of their cameras and radio systems. commuters we spoke with this morning say they think b.a.r.t. does need more police officers on the trains. >> i actually think we do. you know, because it's been a lot of tragedy on the b.a.r.t. and i think that would help out a lot. i really do. i think it would help out a lot. >> safety has become a top concern for b.a.r.t. after a string of stabbings on the trains and in the stations. the most recent one happened on saturday. b.a.r.t.'s general manager says this money is much needed and will be a boost to their safety plan. reporting live in walnut creek, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> amy, thank you.
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san jose police are working to track down the person who shot a 15-year-old boy. >> this happened near lucretia avenue and walnut woods drive after 4:00 yesterday. and that is only two blocks from john f. kennedy elementary school. it's not clear what led up to the shooting. and we're told the boy is expected to recover. a sobering experience for out of state tourists in healdsburg after their tour bus driver was arrested for dui. the chp says eight tourists from minnesota and ohio found their driver passed out behind the wheel friday night. still, the driver tried to take them southbound on 101. the tourists eventually forced him off the freeway at old red highway and called rideshares to pick them up. >> he was having trouble maintaining his vehicle within the lane, and at one point, he almost hit a big rig. >> chp has identified the driver as 60-year-old eugene kremin, working for napa valley wine country tours. investigators are looking into his role in the company, and chp
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says he has a prior dui conviction. abc 7 news reached out to his employer for comment but we have not heard back. >> we have new defails on a crash involving a chp motorcycle officer in el cerrito. sky 7 will show you the scene. this was breaking in the abc 7 news at 6:00 yesterday. now we know the officer along with another driver involved in that crash were not hurt. this happened during a pursuit on i-80. the chp says the officer was chasing a hyundai sonata when it cut off a jeep. that driver lost control and crashed right in front of the motorcycle officer. the sonata got away. >> in the north bay, a fire destroyed a townhouse and threatened to spread into a wooded hillside. according to the marin ij, it broke out around 6:00 last night on east court. crews rushed to contain the fire before it spread, but it did damage two other homes. a preliminary report says the fire started in a kitchen. undeinvestigation. police and fire crews in
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napa responded to reports of a possible crash landing of a helicopter. it turned out to be a gyrocopter, or experimental helicopter that had to make an emergency landing yesterday afternoon. the chp shared this video of the incident. they report the pilot was trying to take off from the field near the meadows of napa valley. the pilot wasn't hurt and it's unclear what caused the emergency landing. >> in the east bay, girls are getting back in the game. oakland unified has reinstated three sports programs. golf, lacrosse, and tennis. the decision comes days after the district said it would cut a totalf of ten high school sports. oakland unified faced criticism for potentially violating title ix, a federal law that includes requiring girls having equal access to sports in public schools. female student athletes applaud te reversal. >> you can meet a lot of new people, build a lot of different skills throughout these sports so i think it's important theye ngt io saved the
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teams. the district says it's looking for a permanent funding source. >> new developments. san francisco is close to becoming the first city in the country to offer a so-called safe injection site. that's where people can use heroin and other drugs under medical supervision. the state assembly passed a bill proposing the pilot program yesterday. and now it's going to head to governor jerry brown. the safe injection sites would provide sterile needles for people to use these drugs without the fear of being arrested. >> and reggie, that's not the only high-profile bill on governor jerry brown's desk. the new gun proposals close to becoming laws. >> sfo is cracking down on cabbies. it's probably not an issue you would expect. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. the haze has been hanging around, supposed to let up a little bit. we'll have good to moderate we'll have good to moderate weather as we lead into the
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you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> we talked about the mist and drizzle. let's talk about the temperature. 57 at half moon bay to about 60 in redwood city and also in san carlos and also palo alto, oakland, fremont.
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61 in concord and san jose. 62 in hayward. cooler as you head to santa rosa, 56. and napa, 58. delays at sfo, arrival delays. check ahead. comfortable temperatures if you're exercising. the heat is coming but not quite here yet. if you want to go in the pool, out on the bay, it's comafter the drizzle this morning. the east bay, a lot of cloud cover through noon and then sunshine and 70 in the afternoon hours. san francisco, in and out of the cloud cover this afternoon. temperatures hanging in the low to mid 60s. let's get a check of the morning commute. hi, alexis. >> good morning, mike. we're looking at a packed bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights on at 5:27. just under an hour here, unless you're using the carpool lanes. you'll have a wait to get through the metering lights. the rest of the way into san francisco is looking good. quick check of drive times here. westbound 80, highway four, getting to the maze, slight delays across the bay bridge into the city. 13 minutes for you. southbound 101, can't guarantee
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your flight on time. there are flight delays, but getting there, from san francisco to sfo, that should take you about nine minutes. >> thanks, alexis. >> california is one step closer to stronger gun control. >> state lawmakers passed three bills yesterday. the l.a. times reports one measure is a lifetime gun ban for people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence. the second measure also a lifetime ban. this time for people who face court ordered psychiatric treatment twice in one year. they would be allowed to petition the courts to have their guns returned. the third requires people to undergo at least eight hours of instruction and pass a live fire gun test before obtaining a concealed permit. >> apparently, air pollution is doing more than affecting our lungs. >> not everything is at it seems. the massive bust as police do a show and tell with these pineapples. >> and as we head to break, a live look outside with abc 7 now, and a live look at sfo this of fruits and veggies,
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okay, stop what you're doing and look at your screen. spanish police found these pineapples and upon closer inspection, smugglers hid drugs inside. look at that. 147 pounds of cocaine. spanish police posted this video showing how the smugglers did
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it. the pineapples ended up at a fruit and vegetable market before the drugs were discovered. investigators track down and arrested three people in madrid and four people in barcelona. >> new this morning, the bay area to the rescue in hawaii. a search and rescue task force from menlo park released these photos of the group hard at work in hilo. they're on the lookout for people stuck in remote areas. members have covered more than 50 square miles in the past two days. hawaii has been dealing with record rainfall and because of all the rain from the hurricane, now the tropic kical storm lane. >> sfo officials are adding security patrols to its taxi parking lots. >> no nice way to put this. these drivers are using the bathroom but not at the bathroom. so according to the examiner, the airport sent an e-mail on friday to cabbies calling the unsanitary condition a health hazard. drivers are reminded the the
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restrooms are open 24/7 and they can leave their car in the parking lot when they theed to. violators can be suspended, fined, or arrested. okay, check your medicine cabinet. pfizer is recalling this children's advil in the bubble gum flavor. the company says the instructions are marked in milliliters but the dosage cup is marked in teaspoons. the recall impacts bottles with a november 20th, 2020 expiration date. you can return it for a refund, and we have much more information about the recall on our website, >> berkeley wants property owners to become urban farmers. new zoning and rule changes that encourage the initiative throughout the city are now in effect. that means owners of smaller properties who want to grow fruits and vegetables or teach their skills can now do that and not have a permit. reducing berkeley's carbon footprint was a big reason for this proposal. the new rules do not cover cannabis cultivation. that is regulated by the state. >> new this morning, air pollution doesn't just hurt your lungs. also impacts your brain.
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a study found breathing polluted air results in lower verbal and math scores. researchers in china tested 32,000 people over four years. the study found that older men were especially susceptible to a drop in cognitive abilities. the world health organization says 90% of people on the planet breathe air containing a high level of pollutants. 90%. >> sad. >> yeah. >> and scary. whatever we're doing right now, unfortunately, won't take effect for years to come, but we still need to do it to try to get the air as clean as we can. >> absolutely. >> this morning, dealing with drizzling, not dirty air, thankfully. we may have a little haze, but the winds are pushing most of the smoke away from us and a lot of the fires around the state aren't producing quite as much smoke as they were. they were very prodigious for a while. san rafael, cloudy, 58 degrees. south on 1ver 1, closer you get to the golden gate bridge, the more likely you'll run into drizzle. a mixture of sun and clouds and
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below average temperatures this afternoon. repeat again tonight. warmer this holiday weekend, but nothing extreme. we've got kind of a push and pull between this high and low pressure. the high pressure steering the free air conditioning from alaska and low pressure making sure it comes off the ocean and rolls our way for a few more days. what does it do to temperatures? how about mid to upper 70s through most of the south bay. santa clara and south bay, 67. 67 to 72, that's your spread on the peninsula today. 60 to 63 the spread on the peninsula coast. 64 in downtown san francisco to 64 also in sausalito. 69 to 75 through the north bay valleys. 68 at berkeley and oakland to 74 in union city and fremont. and we'll have temperatures around 75 to 79 degrees in the east bay valleys. my accuweather seven-day forecast. a couple degrees warmer wednesday and thursday. we'll try to get back to average friday. we'll lose a couple degrees saturday and sunday, and then the real warming trend starts
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next week. more on that coming up. here's alexis. >> it's been a really quiet start to the tuesday morning commute. we just got our first couple blocking issues in. let's zoom in on the traffic maps. the first in the fremont area. southbound 680 before auto mall parkway, reports of a six-vehicle collision in the slow lanes. we do have one lane blocked. not seeing much of a backup yet. as you get out of the sunol area, but keeping an eye on that one. in the tri-valley, westbound 84, another crash. i'll have an update on both of those coming up in just a few minutes. right now, a live look at our emeryville traffic camera. things have filled in there, and the metering lights are on for all those folks continuing on to the bay bridge. >> alexis, thank you. >> gate good morning america" is coming up. >> ginger zee live from new york city with a look at what's on the show. hi, ginger. >> morning, reggie and jessica. great to be with you both.
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coming up on gma, president trump's about face, finally speaking about the late senator john mccain and his service to our nation. agreeing to put the white house flags pack at half staff after facing fierce criticism. we're live in washington with the latest there. >> also ahead, roseanne star john goodman breaks his silence about the cancellation of the hit show. what he's now saying about roseanne barr and those accusations she's a racist. plus, what's ahead for that spin-off? >> and a big announcement on "gma" revealing the "dancing with the stars" pros about to hit the ballroom. which of your favorites are about to come back, and there's a new name we'll tell you about. i'm having lunch with val in a little bit, so i'll have more secrets to spill. plus, live in nashville with luke bryan, sugarlad. it's a big morning on "good morning america." >> i have a question about "dancing with the stars." so if they were to have an all-stardustdist and said we would like to have ginger zee back, would you do it again?
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>> two seconds. it would take me two seconds to say yes. my body would by like no, no. it was the hardest thing i have done physically, but such a wonderful experience. i would do it in a heart beat. >> we just pitched the idea. we put it out there to the universe. >> we would tune in. >> anybody who came in third place, you get to be on "dancing with the stars" all-stars. >> it's fair game. it works for a lot of other reality shows. >> thank you. >> if you could find out the answers to the s.a.t.s before the test, would you do it? the scandal that has some people demanding to cancel the exam that students just took across the country. >> also, the champs are back in hawaii. now we're hearing a story about
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compromised. it released a statement saying test scores will still be released as planned next friday. here's the quote. if we determine students have gained an unfair advantage, we will take appropriate actions. the vast majority of students follow our test security policies and our efforts are focused on identifying those who did not. >> happening tonight, a proposal to rename two schools goes before the san francisco unified school district board of education. the plan calls for changing the name of the chinese education center to the edwin and anita lee newcomer school. it will also consider renaming fair minuninute elementary in h of an 88-year-old civil rights activists. free education. first, the city college of san francisco, now the free tuition program is expanding to the east bay. and the horror that investigators found inside this
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people at a video game tournament, we're learning more about the high stakes of e-sports. >> and an e. coli beef recall is expanding. it names grocery stores in northern california. what else you need to know. >> take a live look outside as you head out the door. we're not on the storm impact scale, but we're on the drizzle impact scale, for shizzle. >> and i have one question. kiki, do you love me? songs of the summer are out. did your favorite make the cut? alexis, mike, reggie, do you love me? >> you know it. >> you hesitated. >> no, i didn't. >> of course. >> i just had to find my finger. come on now. >> it's hard to do with your clicker. >> but reggie has eye-hand coordination sometimes. >> show people what you do. for some reason i'm unable to do -- i want to do this. but that's obviously not what you should do. >> okay. >> it's a quirk in my brain.
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>> i try to high five him often, and it never works. we haven't learned yet. >> all right. >> welcome. >> yeah, there you go. >> see, got to go across the body. >> still learning. >> okay. drizzle. that's the next story weather wise as we switch to weather. we'll get back to the other story about reggie -- never mind. here's a look at what's going on with the fog outside. and the winds. they're gusting to 24 miles per hour. 12 at concord, 10 in oakland. everything is pointing to the mountains and that's why you can see from mt. tamalpais, a thick deck of clouds that's been measurable around the coast and the caldecott tunnel. temperatures in the mid to upper 50s through 7:00. in the 60s at noon with slow sunshine. everybody in the 70s away from the coast at 4:00. how about the commute? >> taking a while but it's starting to ramp up. i want to head to the east bay where we have a couple crashes maybe due to drizzle this
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morning. westbound 84 before little valley road, a multicar crash is do not take 84. crawling at about 4 miles per hour. major delays there. just continue on and take 680 in the southbound direction. and a sixth car crash before auto mall park way blocking the far right lane. next traffic update coming up at 6:40. >> thanks. in the south bay, a dishonor for our heroes. >> someone defaced a memorial dedicated to those who were killed while serving our country. matt keller is live in san jose. matt. >> good morning. a lot of people are upset about this. this memorial was unveiled about five years ago honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. check out what was done. this is sin the park next to the s.a.p. center in downtown san jose. san jose vietnam memorial foundation erected this memorial in remembrance of the 142 sons of san jose who lost their lives
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during the vietnam war. group said it wanted to give the city and its residents a quiet place to remember and reflect on the memories of their lived ones and give people a place to pay their respects and gratitude. some time on saturday, somebody vandalized the memorial. the vietnam memorial foundation posted on their facebook page, thank you to all who commented on the recent vandalism that occurred this past saturday. we're in the process of trying to repair the memorial. thank you again for your support. the organization holds a remembrance ceremony at the memorial every year on march 30th. reporting live in san jose, matt kell keller, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> now to the latest on the mass shooting in jacksonville. abc news has learned the shooting suspect was hospitalized twice for mental illness. divorce filings from the parents of 24-year-old david katz say that he was on antipsychotics and antidepression medication at a younger age. and the filings also say he played video games obsessively as a young boy, refusing to go
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to school or even bathe. police say sunday's shooting left two people dead and 12 with bullet wounds. the family of 22-year-old elijah clayton is now remembering the former high school football player. >> family has been forever changed. nothing will replace the love that we have for elijah. there is a hole that will never be filled. >> meanwhile, ea sports has canceled the next flea qualifying tournaments to review safety protocols. those were set for santa ana in southern california, dulles, virginia, and carrollton, texas. other gaming conventions are also taking a look at security. in a statement to the gaming website, polygon, they said, quote, we will be reviewing our policy plans and updating them accordingly. twitchcon is set to take place in october in san jose. and police have not yet given a motive, so we don't know exactly why david katz shot fellow
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gamers before killing himself. one witness said that katz lost a game the day before the shooting and refused to shake hands afterward with his competitor. a psychiatrist and founder of the center of internet technology and addiction says for gamers playing at a very high level, it's easy to get lost in cyberspace. >> we are terrible at predicting violence. but you can't really predict who's going to become violent or not, even if they have a mental health issue. the truth is lots of people have mental health issues and they never commit violence. >> and we have much more information on our website, with links to resources about technology addiction and a video addiction screening test. >> counselors will be at serr ahigh school to help students grieve for a student killed in a car crash. blake was headed to school early yesterday afternoon when his car went off skyline boulevard in redwood city. first responders found him dead inside the vehicle 45 feet down
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a cliffside. investigators are still trying to determine what happened there. serra high school will have counselors and staff available on campus for anyone who needs support. he's survived by his parents and twin brother. >> happening today, a critical deadline in sacramento that could end with pg&e customers paying more on their monthly bills. sacramento lawmakers are debating whether to allow utilities to pass along some wildfire costs customers. pg&e expects to pay billions of dollars related to lawsuits due to the north bay wildfires last year. current california law says utilities are responsible for damage from fires ignited by their equipment. >> ten months after the north bay wildfires, rebuilding in santa rosa is far from over. 2700 homes were destroyed in the fires last year. as of last week, only nine homes have been rebuilt. another 520 are under construction. city officials say many homeowners dicovered their insurance policies did not cover
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the cost to rebuild, leading to delays in claim settlements and construction. a bay area catholic leader will speak at senator john mccain's memorial service thursday in phoenix. . >> father edward a. reese will take part in the wreath laying and address those in attendance. father reese knew mccain when he worked in phoenix and was the head of the high school where mccain's two sons attended. he spoke to abc 7 news about a side of mccain rarely seen, his love for nature. years ago when a flash flood hit near his sedona ranch, mccain was concerned about the displacement of the animals, in particular, his favorite hawk. >> i was there when this bird came back. there was a grin on his face from ear to ear, just his hawk had come back. and that's the kind of man he was. >> president trump is finally speaking about senator mccain's passing, after initially only sending out a short tweet over the weekend. so here's what he said last
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night. >> we very much appreciate everything that senator mccain has done for our country. >> the white house faced heavy backlash forfu sffesterday morn. the flags were then lowered in the afternoon. mccain family has made it clear the president is not invited to any of the memorial services. the president says he has asked vice president mike pence to speak at a capitol service on friday. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. we'll start with temperatures down in the south bay where a lot of us are in the low 60s. we have milpitas at 58. lol altose hills at 56. and morgan hill at 57. following in the 60s, we have newark and redwood city, and everybody else pretty much in the mid to upper 50s. now, let's talk about what's going to happen with your commute this morning. we've had drizzle. it's been measurable at times especially in the east bay hills where a lot of these folks are heading down 680 and making that turn on 24 and heading off to the west. you'll run into some of that
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drizzle. ferry ride, a little damp this morning. quiet this afternoon. and mass transit, we have cleaner air and air that's going to be on the cool side of average. look at the south bay. we should be in the low 80s. we're starting at 62 with cloudy conditions at 8:00. 69 at noon, and then some mid 70s during the afternoon hours but light jacket weather by evening. 8:00, 66 and stars. how about the peninsula? start out 62 at 8:00, and then we jump up to 67 with more sunshine at noon. most of our sunshine is during the afternoon hours. that's why we're in the low 70s, and also back into the mid 60s under stars by 8:00. the clock is ticking on when we're going to get the summer heat. it's coming. and i'll show it to you coming up. first y want to get alexis in here. we had drizzle but you haven't seen an effect on the roads? >> not really. only had a couple incidents. overall, it has been very quiet. we're looking live at the bay bridge toll plaza where things are stacked up. we had metering lights on since 5:27 this morning.
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so a little over an hour, unless you're using the carpool lanes, you'll have a wait. not terrible, just the typical backups into the maze. i have been watching a lot of our traffic cameras closely, just seeing the mist and drizzle, seeing if it is having an impact. it's really settling in at golden gate bridge and i have seen a lot of vehicles here with their wipers on. just be aware. it could be part of your commute this morning. and it's been a while since we have had any measurable precipitation, so when that happens, the oils really rise to the surface and we could have some slick roadways out there today. heads-up for this weekend. nothing going on right now with b.a.r.t., but major track repairs once again between 19th street and west oakland stations so that means that free bus bridge and likely long delays. that's all day this saturday, sunday, and monday. jessica. >> alexis, thank you. a new report des a the home of a missing man in san francisco. >> according to the chronicle, a headless corpse was found in a fix tank at the home on clara street near fifth in the soma neighborhood. now investigators are trying to
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determine if the remains belong to brian aig. the 65-year-old was reported missing by a neighbor earlier this month. that neighbor says he grew suspicious when two strangers started answering his door, saying the homeowner was on vacation. this morning, egg remains missing and police are trying to determine if the body is his. >> safety remains a major concern in football, especially at the youth level. how a program in the south bay is working on new injury prevention techniques. >> a live look at the big board at the new york stock exchange. another update coming up. >> imagine using your phone on a plane in airplane mode and you get a $13,000 bill.
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this is abc 7 mornings. >> all right, time to jump right back into school in albany. unified school district heading back. happy first day. 59, a little drizzle through about 7:30. then we'll be partly sunny, noon at 62. full on sunshine and a very comfortable afternoon, about 66 degrees. we have 90 around fresno. 80 around l.a. and sacramento. 104 in palm springs. 60 in eureka, and about 75, 76 today in tahoe. we'll stay in the mid 60s through friday. just a touch warmer this weekend. >> thanks, mike. >> a new effort to make your b.a.r.t. ride safer. the agency just got nearly $7 million from washington, d.c.
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>> abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live in walnut creek with how b.a.r.t. plans to use this money. amy. >> hi, jessica. well, the b.a.r.t. general manager says this money is much needed and will give a boost to their safety plan. maybe you have noticed more police officers patrolling b.a.r.t. trains recently. well, this grant money will pay to keep them on the trains. this team is made up of seven officers and one sergeant. they will also use the money to update some of their cameras and improve their radio systems. b.a.r.t. passengers we talked to this morning say they would like to see more done to keep them safe. >> i have been riding b.a.r.t. since 2003. and in the last couple years, it's gotten really bad. i see a little bit more police presence, which i'm very happy about. but again, it's not enough. we just had a stabbing the other day. i just heard. and i'm nervous.
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>> safety on b.a.r.t. has been a key issue for officials to address after several stabbings on the trains and in the stations. the most recent one on saturday. the board is considering a proposed safety plan that includes controversial ideas like banning panhandling. the board will listen to the public's comments about the plan next month. this $6.8 million grant is coming from fema, and b.a.r.t. says representative eric swalwell helped secure the money out of washington. reporting live in walnut creek, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you. happening now, people are lining up to pay their final respects to aretha franklin. the queen of soul died on august 16th of pancreatic cancer. i want to show you a live look outside the charles h. wright museum of african-american history in detroit. you see a public viewing is being held today and tomorrow, and a lot of people are already lining up to pay their respects. franklin's funeral, meanwhile, is set for friday.
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featured speakers include stevie wonder, smokey robinson, jennifer hudson, and former president bill clinton. new details this morning about a ground beef recall, they say the meat in question was sold at safeway, albertson's, pack and safe, and von's stores in california. >> we told you about this yesterday during the morning show. 12 tons of ground beef may be contaminated with e. coli. the recalled meat was packed on august 16th and has a use or freeze by date of september 5th. shoppers can return it for a full refund. if you want to check out the link to the full list of recalled products, it's on our website, and the app. >> the attorney for one of the ghostship fire suspects accuses the judge who reflected a plea deal of a conflict of interest. derrick almena and max harris agreed to plead no contest to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter. that's in exchange for prison sentences that many victims' families said were too lenient.
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the judge rejected the deal saying almena showed no remorse. almena's attorney now wants the agreement restored because the judge failed to disclose he had lost a child. the attorney says that made him biased in favor of the families. a south bay football program has adopted a unique injury prevention technique aimed at c proper way to play the game. they're working with shadow man sports. it incorporates the first movable and detachable tackling systems to promote the correct approach. the company believes eliminating player on player contact during practice reduces the risk of injury. >> between football and rugby, we don't care pads and helmets, so there's more of an emphasis, i feel anyway growing up playing rugby, on technique. what we're doing with the equipment and education is putting an emphasis back into tackling. >> usa football, football canada, and texas youth football association have all adopted this system.
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now your morning money report. >> jetblue is raising fees when you check a bag or try to change or cancel your ticket. the changes apply for flights booked starting yesterday. passengers buying the lowest priced tickets will now pay an extra $5 to check a bag. so that's $30 for the first bag, $40 for the second. for all but the highest fare classes, the fee for changing or canceling a ticket is now going to go from $150 to $200. >> taking a live look now at the new york stock exchange, as trading gets under way, we're up 62 points right now. and by the way, shoe retailer dsw and tiffany are seeing early surges this morning. so some stocks to keep your eyes on. >> this is a really good warning when you travel overseas, you want to make sure you're not going to run up exorbitant fees on your cell foehn. a family thought they were protected against roaming charges and they were wrong. vivian chung said she got a
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t-mobile bill for over $13,000. it was for internet access on her son's phone. it happened durlg the flight, even though they said they never used the internet. >> how can this bill, like $13,000794. >> i was confused and scared. $13,000 is a lot of money. >> so vivian contacted 7 on your side for help. the consumer team found some mobile gaming apps are using the internet even when you don't need a connection to play them. the app runs in the background, using an internet connection to refresh data or to send your ads. we contacted t-mobile and it agreed to cancel the internet charges. i want to add something important here. the son said he put it on airplane mode. >> right. >> which a lot of us think does the trick. so 7 on your side found out in addition to airplane mode, you need to go into your settings and turp off the cellular data. so two things you need to do to make sure you don't get a thousands of dollars bill.
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>> very important. can you imagine? i would have had a heart attack. >> i would have freaked out. >> man. >> we could beetting a first look at google's newest phones soon. speaking of phones. >> bloomberg reports the pixel 3 and pixel 3 xl smartphones will be unveiled on october 9th. people familiar with the plan say there will be a media event in new york city. they used to do these in san francisco, but i guess we're not good enough for them. oh, there's no music. wree can't do the dance if there's no music. are you for real? >> okay, so thank you. there we go. so this is a song that has sparked an online dance craze this summer. it's now the official song of the summer according to spotify. "in my feelings" by drake was streamed more than 393 million times worldwide between june 1st and august 20th. glitz rr been a big year for drake. last month, his new album posted seven singles on the billboard
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top ten at the same time. that beat the previous record of five set by the beatles back in 1964. do you guys think that song would be the song of the summer if the dance craze didn't go viral? >> no. >> because that wasn't even like, he didn't make the dance up, right? somebody else just made the catch. >> it's catchy, it gets stuck in your head. >> i know. maybe he should send roses to whoever -- >> i thought you were going to say royalties. >> i'm sure they would be okay with it, right? inyeah, you would think. >> yeah. >> now is our opportunity to say, from drizy to drizzle. here's mike nicco. >> absolutely. i'll dance my way over. you can't see me do that, so that's a good thing. here's the look from the exploratorium. you can see we still have drizzle out there, still possible, the clouds still have enough moisture in there to make it a slow day of sunshine alt the minimum, but drizzle, yeah, we definitely have that. cool today. temperatures up to 15 degrees below average. slight warming for the the sept
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surge is coming late next week. lok at the cloud cover, all the way to the central valley. cloud cover in the north bay and across the bay in the lunch hour, but then grab the sunglasses for the afternoon hours. you'll need them. let's look at te down in the south bay, we have some of our milder temperatures compared to average. average high in san jose is 82. you'll be at 77. the average high in redwood city is also 82. you're only going to be 70 food. 63 in half moon bay, that's as warm as it gets along the coast. barely warmer in downtown san francisco, 64 degrees. same thing in sausalito. average highs in napa and santa rosa in the mid 80s, we'll be around 71 and 75. 74 is the average high in oakland. you'll be around 68. to get to 74, you have to go to union city and fremont. average highs are in the low 90s, but we'll be in the mid to upper 70s. tonight's game, yes, bruce lee night. you get bruce lee swag. a hat if you get the proper ticket. temperatures pretty steady wednesday and thursday. a little warmer but still a
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little below average through the holiday. it's next tuesday and wednesday it starts to get hot. >> good morning. theto. heot of incidents popping up now, including a new roll-over crash in the north bay. sausalito, southbound 101 before the robin williams tunnel, a vehicle lost control, hit the embankment on the side and sounds like they flipped over frk on its wheels in the slow lane. also, a little better news in the tri-valley. westbound 84 before little valley road, all lanes just reopened. definitely some heavy residual delays. 8 miles per hour out of livermore. if you want to stick to 680, it is slow, but 25 miles per hour is much better than that. southbound 680 before auto mall parkway, still have a multicar crash blocking the right lane. six vehicles involved there and that backup continues to grow. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> thank you so much.
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thank you. >> the little league world series champions received a warm welcome when they returned home to hawaii yesterday. the team beat south korea winning for the first time since 2008. hawaii's governor shared a story about the team when they played late one night and ate at a restaurant that was ready to th, the team stayed after eating to help clean up. the governor said, quote, that's something only folks from hawaii would do. >> i love the reception they got. they had a whole band playing. look at the leis their family and friends brought them. only in hawaii. >> in the east bay, frutuition for a year is now available to students in the contra costa community college district. >> this covers contra costa community college, and to qualify, you have to be a first time college student, you have to complete the district pledge application and be enrolled and complete 12 units and maintain a 2.0 gpa. no income requirements. >> next, the seven things you
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6:57. if you're just joining us or heading out the door, here are the seven things to know before
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you go. number one, a memorial for south bay veterans needs repairs after it was vandalized. someone spray painted graffiti at the vietnam war memorial in downtown san jose. officials believe it happened some time saturday. >> number two, big money for big security upgrades on b.a.r.t. the transit agancy is getting nearly $7 million from washington to pay for more officer patrols, upgraded security cameras and an improved radio system. >> number three, there's a toat cld eit pe lawmakers are debating whether or not to allow utilities to pass along some wildfire costs customers. >> number four, president trump made his first public comments about senator john mccain's passing, saying last night, our hearts and prayers are with mccain's family. the white house faced backlash after not lowering the white house flag to half staff yesterday morning. >> number five, waking up to patchy drizzle this morning. temperatures in the mid 50s to near 60 degrees. a mixture of sun and clouds and
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cooler than average temperatures with 60s at the coast, 70s for the rest of us. >> number six, we're seeing a lot of folks using their wipers this morning, some of the mist in walnut creek, southbound 680 is slow. a disabled vehicle. once you get to the 24 split, but about 36 incidents now on the board. we were quiet up until about 30 minutes ago. >> number seven, fall, is it really you? the pumpkin spice latte back on the starbucks menu this morning. check out the tweet they sent out around 5:00 this morning. the fall favorite usually launches in september, but the early release was announced last week, and everyone is losing their minds over it. >> well, i think there are two types of people in this world. there's a pumpkin spice latte and then there's the peppermint drink. the christmas drink. you're a peppermint kind of girl. >> yeah. >> i'm basic, obviously, so i'm a pumpkin spice latte. you too? >> i'm as basic as they come. >> see you this morning. >> eggnog? >> mike, why do you always have
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to be the one who is going all the way left? >> come on, mike. >> i like them both, actually. >> good morning, america. president trump backs down. overnight he finally speaks about the late senator john mccain's legacy. >> we very much appreciate everything that senator mccain has done for our country. >> white house flags now back at half-staff after fierce pressure from critics and veterans. and his final message, the emotional farewell from john mccain. flash flood emergency. nearly a foot of rain pounded the midwest overnight leading to water rescues. that storm now on the move as tens of millions from chicago to boston brace for a heat wave and schools close early. video game shooting spree. new concerns about the high-stakes and high-pressure world of e-sports, what we're learning about the gunman who
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