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tomlin way. they are investigating an officer involved shooting. they were callednter. police made contact. they say the man was then taken to a local hospital where he died. no officers were injured in the exchange. we've seen investigators speaking with a handful of witnesses all looking to be of high school age this is a very active, very wide crime scene f. you are making your way home be mindful to avoid jackson as this officer involved shooting investigation continues at this hour. again, a very active scene. one man is dead. i'm amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. like you said, best to avoid it, amanda, thank you. if you would like alerts like this, the app is free to download in the app store. in a morning update, pg&e
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reported more than 328,000 customers have now had their power restored. that leaves close to without power. pg&e says they will stay without power until it is safe to restore service. >> residents in low income apartment complex says they felt trapped understandably. she is live now in novato. >> reporter: about a third of the seniors in the buildings behind me use wheelchairs or walkers to get around and when the power went out, the elevators didn't work. and they moving around in total >> i was coming up and she was
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right here. right across. >> reporter: 87-year-old helen stumbled on this landing during the outage falling on top of another woman who had already fallen down the stairs. >> i knew we were in trouble when we both had fallen down. >> pitch black, pitch black. there was no emergency lighting whatsoever and the exit sign wasn't clear. >> people were screaming they were so terrified of being alone in the dark. >> reporter: the landlord said they had a security guard on premises within an hour. residents say that didn't help with the lack of information and panic that ensued. i was told, we try to look out for our tenants but this is not an assisted care facility. he said emergency lights did come on but the battery packs
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ran out of power. he said he hopes to meet with residents and hand out emergency kits with flashlights but independent living is independent living even for seniors. >> it's an awful feeling when you're supposed to be -- you're elderly and forgotten and nobody cares. >> reporter: perhaps there's some community planning that could take place. marin county told me older adults living independently have to evaluate whether they can go for five days without assistance or consider a care gefr or assisted living. not an easy prospect to figure out. one in three adults is over the age of 65. i'm leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. the kincade fire has been burning for a week. >> the latest figures, the oatal
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acreage remained the same staying at 76,825. containment is 60%. >> many of the evacuation orders have been lifted or down graded to warnings instead of orders and repopulation has become. healdsburg is one of the cities where residents are going back. the mayor praised his neighbors for a safe and orderly evacuation. >> this community over the last couple of years has learned to be prepared. and stay calm and i believe that's one of the key elements that helped save our city. >> more good news for firefighters while the weather conditions are dry, the winds are forecast to calm down over t pe shutoffs l days which will and the kincade fire. coming up at 5:30 we'll be live streaming on our website and app, pg&e's press conference. also on we have an
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immersive time line of the fire showing some of the most impactful and pivotal moments from the time the fire started on october 23rd. >> and there have been soment. we have a special edition tomorrow night at 6:00. >> the live special report will include in-depth reporting and lively conversation about the historic week here in the bay area. >> the unprecedented conditions, another massive fire prompted by a pg&e equipment and the power blackouts crippling the region. so much to talk about as part of our commitment to building a better bay area. we will get answers from key stakeholders. >> join us tomorrow for "firepower wind -- what now." tomorrow at 6:00 here on abc 7. an investigation is under way after an officer shot and killed a man.
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>> who was reportedly threatening multiple people at the santa teresa light rail station. reporter chris nguyen has information for us. chris? >> reporter: and that investigation is being led by the santa clara county sheriff's office. behind me is the station platform where authorities say a man was threatening people with knifes and a pair of scissors before being shot to death by vta security officer. a sense of security shattered at the light rail station in san jose. santa clara county sheriff's deputies were called at 8:40 responding to reports an armed vta contracted security officer had fired his weapon at a suspect who had been threatening passengers on the platform. he was transferring from a bus when she encountered the aftermath of the shooting. >> i lifted his shirt up and noticed there was a hole there an apply pressure.
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>> reporter: the suspect died shortly after being taken to the hospital. attempts to get the suspect to stand down. >> i would say he closed in five to ten feet before the security office her to discharge his firearm. >> reporter: although the sherr ef's office is the sworn police force, allied universal has been the agency's supplemental security provider since 2014 n. a statement a company spokesperson said in part since this investigation is ongoing and details are being learned we are unable to provide any additional information at this time. the security officers are state certified and carry firearms, pepper spray and batons and undergo multiple hours of training. the transit agency says it is fully cooperating with the investigation. passengers hope it was an isolated incident but are left questioning their safety. >> even though he was at the
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wrong, you don't want to see somebody die. just to see that is traumatizing. >> reporter: the identity of the suspect has not been released pending next of kin notification. also the security officer this point is not in custody. live in san jose tonight, i'm chris nguyen, abc 7 news. >> chris, thank you. a crackdown on car break-ins. the four candidates say they have new ideas about this, crime and specifically car break-ins is something we've been focused on as part of our effort to build a better bay area. from january to september of this year there have been more than 18,000o 68 per day.
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we're almost three breakins every hour. repo reporter leeian melendez has more. >> reporter: suzy love tus today introduced her plan to address the issue of car break-ins but you have to remember this. she is also a canned the election is less than a week away. we asked the other three to give us their views. here is an example why san franciscans are fed up. the windows of five cars were smashed. the are approximately 70 auto burglaries a day. tangle b, a task force comprise it haddd of people fro
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office. >> it will target residential hot spots and small commercial corridors. >> reporter: law enforcement will focus on those areas where stolen property is being sold in the black market. as a candidate for that office why introduce a plan days before an election? >> i'm focused on doing this job. when we have an opportunity to convene this type of a team to get right to work, that's what i'm going to do. >> reporter: we gave the other three candidates running for the d.a.'s office an opportunity to present their plan of action. this man introduced the idea of a task force several days ago. >> we're going to have a five person auto burglary task force working with the police, the sheriff's department to go after the big organized rings. laerio task force on
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this issue not just in san francisco or atapped to san francisco but broader than that. >> reporter: chase says he would go after the organized crime networks. >> i propose to use bait cars, to leave a fleet in tourist hot spots all over the city, lombard street, palace of fine arts, et cetera, with backpacks in the car with gps tracking devices. >> reporter: and back to operation tangled web it starts tomorrow for 60 days. at the end the d.a.'s office will collect the data to find out what course was action was the most effective. lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. coming up at 5:00, steph curry is waiting to hear from doctors about what's next for his broken hand. his message to fans today. i'm meteorologist sandhya
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patel. your forecast coming up. >> what to do if you see a deer crossing the road.
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steph curry will miss a chunk of time after breaking his hand against the phoenix suns. devin booker tweeted praying for a speedy recovery, my guy. >> and c.j. mccollum from the portland trail blazers said prayers up for steph curry. game needs the mid major legend. get well soon. steph's wife ayesha tweeted our entire family thanks you for all the love and support and prayers for stefan. >> eric thomas explains how the warriors fans are reacting to this. >> reporter: as fouls go it stee floor on this drive and suns'
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center aaron baynes landed on his left hand breaking it it was like the air was let out of the warriors balloon. >> i think it's a terrible shame. it's hard on the rest of the team. >> it has been tough watching a team that used to dominate get knocked around in three of the first four games of the season. the tough start was fodder for sports talk radio. between durant and klay's in the finals and now this, it's -- there's no team in any sport that could go on business as usual from this. >> reporter: the fans know it's not business as usual, but they also know curry will be back. >> i just want him to be well. >> he'll be all right. is a et a chance to anat
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reflect on what it really means to be loyal. if you can love this team when their superstars are in, can you love them when they're not? eric thomas, abc 7 news. >> let's turn our attention to the weather forecast. winds are dying down. >> great news for the little trick-or-treaters, sandhya. as the kids go out, i have the forecast for you that i think you will all enjoy. take a look at the highlights, first, it is going to be dry and cool for the trick-or-treaters, another clear, cold morning ahead. i want to show you a live picture, it is a beautiful view of the setting sun as you will notice if they can flip that prompter to return we can talk about the weather more.
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6:00 tonight the sun is still out. 50s, 60s, ghostly clear at 7:00 p.m. and it is going to be a haunted night. enjoy if you're stepping out. we do have a freeze warning for the north bay valleys for tomorrow morning. temperatures mid-20s to the low 30s. don't forget about the pets and the pipes. we do have moderate air quality. good air quality for the rest of the bay area. closer to the fire zone. an air quality advisory has been issued due to the kincade fire through sunday. they have had to deal with such bad air quality that will continue, unfortunately. it will be poor at times in the north bay because of that fire. clear conditions, a view from
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our exploratorium showing you clear skies. half moon bay, 66 degrees. light winds from our kgo roof camera and it is just bright outside. low 70s from santa rosa to petaluma, 75 in fairfield and 70 in concord. first thing tomorrow morning temperatures in the upper 20s to mid-30s for the coldest locations. 35 in napa. places like livermore down to 39 degrees. mid-40s oakland. san francisco, richmond, san mateo, 39 in san jose. tomorrow afternoon mild in the south bay. 75 loss ga dose. sunshine, low 70s. downtown san francisco, 69 degrees. 66 in daly city. a nice rebound. hazy skies, though, in rosa. 75 vallejo. oakland, newark, head inland and it will be in the low to upper
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70s. 74 in livermore. 75 in concord. accuweather seven-day forecast, another cold morning is ahead. temperatures will rise a few degrees as we head to sunday. don't forget fall back one hour sunday morning daylight saving time ends and a mild, dry pattern will continue into next week. a few clouds but not expecting any rain. tonight no rain for the trick-or-treaters. >> we'll take the rain later. you know when you're at ross and you find a deal on cookware that makes you say. yes! ...oh, yeah! bring on the holidays! that's yes for less. everything you need to prep, cook and serve up the season. it feels even better when you find it for less-at ross. yes for less.
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anyone who drives in suburbn or rural areas knows fall not only brings colorful leaves but an increased risk for hitting a deer. deer strikes can be dangerous and costly which is why consumer reports has some timely tips on how to avoid a collision in the first place. this woman decided she was ready to buy her first car. just moments after picking it up her day took an unfortunate turn. she hit a deer. >> the second i crossed his path he jumped right in front of the car. >> reporter: luckily shechs not hurt but the front of the vehicle was damaged. >> it was devastating. i had this car, it was adorable and 30 minutes into owning it gone. >> reporter: autumn means drivers are ias on rean insurance claims for
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deer strikes spike in the fall. 1.9 million animal collision insurance claims and another found the average claim was $2,730. what can you do to avoid hitting a deer? >> first, slow down especially around dawn or dusk. and use your high beams as often as you can to make sure you're seeing further down the road. >> if you see one run across the road, expect others to follow. >> if a deer runs out in front of you, you do not want to swerve that can put you at risk for hitting another vehicle or losing control of your car. >> slow down as quickly and safely as you can. you're more likely to survive a deer strikehan a collision with another car. >> sadly if you do hit a deer, pull over to a safe spot on the side of the road and call the
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police and animal control. get out of the car but don't approach the animal. take pictures of the scene for your insurance company. >> animal behavior is unpredictable. practice cautious driving habits. you say you do that all the time. >> hardly a night goes by. >> me, too.
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annoepidemic fueled by juul use with their kid-friendly flavors. san francisco voters stopped the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. but then juul, backed by big tobacco, wrote prop c to weaken e-cigarette protections. the san francisco chronicle reports prop c is an audacious overreach, threatening to overturn the ban on flavored products approved by voters. prop c means more kids vaping. that's a dangerous idea. vote no on juul. no on big tobacco. no on prop c.
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finally here a san jose family has scored big with a halloween display on their front lawn. >> yes, they're huge sharks fans and have turned it into team teal. >> we obviously are big fans of the san jose sharks so we took this as an opportunity to celebrate our city and our home team. three years ago i went to the grocery store and was waiting in
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line. i flipped through a magazine, there was a display with skeletons set up as pirates. skeletons, my son plays hockey. maybe i'll do a display of skeletons playing hockey. >> my son comes out and helps. my daughter gets the spider webs going. it's a fun family event. >> it was the kings the year before to the knights this year. we always have the away goalie in net. and decided to feature jones in net this year. pblades to make the display. >> this year there's a shield that's broken representing captain america. even got fin, the service dog. >> so many people stopping by and appreciating what we've done for the community which i think is pretty neat. >> that's a lot of fun. >> really cool. >> world news tonight with david muir is next. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze. thanks for joining us tonight.
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