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ago. >> nearly three decades after her disappearance the family of patricia is getting some answers. good evening and thank you for joining us. >> the santa clara county sheriff says patricia has been discovered as the jane dough years ago. >> they spoke to her sister and joins us live how the case was finally closed. >> patricia's family is getting answers after almost three decades of looking for her.
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patricia was a mother of 2. her sister said her sister was arguing with her husband and left in the middle of the night. she would have been approximately 45 years old at the time she was killed. gloria white has been wondering what happened to her sister, patricia. and today she's finally getting some closure. >> the detective came to my house and first thing i knew -- and it's hard not having anything to hold on to. >> in 1993 the body of a woman dressed in blue was found on the side of highway 152 near gilroy. she had been sexually assaulted and her body left. for decades the sheriff office investigators tried to identify her. in oregon her family never stopped looking. >> we've just been holding hope
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she would be alive. >> the happy face killer sent a letter to the district attorney office admitting to the crime. a year later he pleaded guilty to the killing but the woman's identity was unknown until now. >> when we first looked at it we thought it will be too hard to solve this one. we might not be able to make it happen. but then thanks to the partnership of that law enforcement agency they were so helpful and encouraging people to upload and that helped us get one step closer until we found the candidate. >> karen binder with the dna dough project was one of the team leads that sorted through dozens of matches to identify patricia that was approximately 45 years old when she was killed. >> i hope it gives patricia some of her dignity back to have her name. >> as gloria finds peace knowing what happened to her sister she
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hopes detectives will solve another mystery. >> af daughter that disappeared too. about the same time. a little before that and we never heard anything. but when i talked to the detective in california she knew marty's name. she knows they've been looking for her. but they never had anything to go on. >> the happy face killer was a truck driver 245 killed multiple women across the country. he is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in oregon. >> a man that spent more than 30 years in jail for a murder in san francisco has officially been cleared of that crime. he was exonerated in san francisco superior court today. he was arrested for the shooting death of felix. it has been proven that he was actually killed by a mutual
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acquaintance of both men. police relied on rumours to target syria and coerced another man to falsely name syria as the gunman. his exoneration is the first by the innocence commission. >> he had the patience to believe justice would one day be served. >> his exoneration comes 32 years to the day after he was arrested for the crime. >> and oakland artist is calling attention to a popular shooting target dummy that she says resembles a blackman. there is a contract to sell the dummy to federal agencies and now launched a petition demanding they stop. >> tracy brown says she was
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searching for videos. i knew they are not shooting -- >> even though the dummy is painted white the facial features are those of a black person. >> the only reason it's painted white is you need to be able to see where the shots land when you are shooting at it. but it is typically a black man that is not deniable. >>ation shocked as brown was she was shocked that the company that makes the company has a contract with the u.s. general services commission. the dummy is sold on a federal government website and available for purpose by other federal agencies. >> there is a long-standing history of violence against black people and the black body that this type of thing perpetuates which makes it all the more problematic that our government is using our money to buy them. >> brown has launched a petition asking the gsa to remove the
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dummy from their catalogue. a spokesperson says we've just been made aware of the petition and committed to reviewing this matter thoroughly. they are committed to advancing racial equity and we will follow up when we have more information. >> we called the company behind the dummy which operates as rubber they denied an interview but the c.e.o.'s daughter told us the concerns are ridiculous and black people shoot at dummy all day every day. c.e.o. defended his target saying it was not his intention to make it look like a black man. still, he continues to sell it. meantime, brown has turned the rubber dummy into a piece of art on display of the stop in oakland. she says it represents the dehumanization of black men. >> new details tonight on mum fied body found inside a wall at oakland kaiser convention. they identified the body as of a
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42-year-old. he was last seen alive in august 2020. officials traced a serial number found in a metal plate on his ankle. surgeons implanted that device after he was hurt in an altercation with police. his mother tells the chronicle his her son was known to drift and sometimes stole copper wire from construction sites. police do not believe foul play was involved in his death. construction workers renovating the building discovered the remains after tearing down a wall. >> an arrest has been made in the fire that destroyed the home depot star in santa fe. a man was arrested over the weekend. accused of starting the five alarm fire at april 9th. san jose officials plan to release more details during a news conference tomorrow. >> san francisco fire investigators say a construction accident caused a fire that damaged buildings near 14th avenue. crews got the call around 11:00
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this morning about the fire on the roof of one of the buildings. one fire foorther was injured. sky 7 spotted that firefighter being put into an ambulance. we are told the injuries are minor and the firefighter is going to be ok. >> well, may be dry but more wet weather is on the way. >> kind of nice to track this wet weather late in the season. spencer is here with that. >> there is quite a bit on the way. starting with a small dose of it. the approaching storm that may be producing light sprinkles in northern sonoma county ranks 1 on the impact scale. for tonight, early tomorrow morning we expect periods of light rain, scattered showers. here is a forecast animation starting between 7:00 and midnight. we will see the storm sweeping from the north bay down to the golden gate into the south bay, the peninsula and east bay. producing light rain for all areas. rain may have ended for most of the area when the commute gets under way but there will be wet
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pavement left behind. the roadways will be slippery and light snow in the sierra where a weather advisory will be from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. >> spencer, thank you. the annual 420 cannabis celebration in san francisco will be back this year but the event this wednesday will be a lot different. the mayor announced the event on hip which hill in golden gate park will be sponsored with food and entertainment. for the first time there will be on site cannabis sales which some peep will not be allowed to enter the event. >> if you are under the age of 21 you will not be allowed within the facility. so this is going to be the first time this is done. you will be turned away, proof of age is going to be required. >> the mayor says members of city agencies will be on hand checking id he is preparing to turn people away. those that are planning to go
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should take public transportation. >> a ruling from a federal judge in florida on the transportation mask mandate. what it means for people on transit here in the bay area. >> today is tax day. what you need to know if you haven't filed yet and some freebies to take advantage of to help eas
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recommending people continue wearing masks while during mass transport. >> let's a move on to consumer news. 7 on your side michael fin any is here with today's headlines. >> tax day. remember when it used to be the 15th? almost never now. >> that's true. >> they shifted depending when it falls. but it's always around this time. it is tax day. the day your yearly income taxes are due. you must pay your taxes now if you owe the government. but theap prker paperwork isn't due until monday, october 7 -- 17th if you file for an extension. not everyone even has to ask for more time. disaster victims, taxpayers serving in combat zones and those living abroad automatically have additional time to file. an extension will automatically be processed when taxpayers pay all or part of their taxes electronically by the end of the business day today. although you can get an additional six months to file.
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interest and fees could be tacked on to any taxes that are not paid in full. again, underline today. as long as you are giving you might want to get as well. stores, restaurants and providers are landing out freebies today. in an effort to ease your tax pain. office depot will make you a copy of your tax return and cinnabon will give you two free bites. there is a huge list of deals and freebies. i have posted it along with this story on line at abc7 >> every time you swipe your credit card abunch of people get paid on a percentage of the purchase price. they are set to get an even bigger chunk as visa and mastercard say they will up the fees that go to banks. that hovers between 1% and 3%.
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retailers are bauming and they are asking to back off the new fees. retailers will need to charge more and they will pass those costs along to consumers. the credit card companies and supporters are saying there are other ways you can fight inflation. >> it is amazing. it adds up. >> thank you. >> it does. >> after the break today is the day for ace fans as they raise the team flag and get ready for the home opener. the home opener. the exc it's chevy truck month. and it's time to add the perfect accessories to your new chevy. make it bolder. make it work harder. make it your own. find new possibilities. find new roads. very well-qualified buyers can get 0% financing on most chevy pickup trucks. plus, now during truck month get a thousand dollar accessory allowance toward the eligible purchase of a new chevy truck with accessories. find new roads at your local chevy dealer.
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>> we are almost an hour away for the home opener. dustin dorsey talked to fans that arrived hours ago and he joins us live from the ballpark. hey, dustin. >> hello. yes, and the fans are now getting to go and you are looking live right now. the first fans return to ring
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central for the 2022 season. 10 games into the season but now it's back home and the fans are excited to be back where it all belongs here in oakland. >> every beginning brings along a new opportunities, a chance to make future memormemories, reme past history and celebrate the present gift of opening day. with two years of pandemic baseball the home opener for the oakland atted let i cans is extra special for fans oofrment with no baseball 2020 and last y year, this will be my first tailgate since 2019. >> mike davy was first in line for the tailgate. there is never a question of loyalty when it comes to true a fans but opening day is more than just baseball. it is a reunion of friends enjoying america's past time while supporting their favourite team in oakland. >> it means the world to true
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oakland folks. >> they were across the street ready to enjoy this game and raise money for the animal shelter in ok labldland. he is rooted in this town and wants the a's to be too. >> we have some of the greatest sports fans worldwide. i know that. great athletes emerged from here. it has a certain element from artistry and athletes that this community deserves and we deserve to have our sports teams. >> this is going to be a great season in every way. not just for what we see on the field but what we see in terms of progress to make the ballpark a reality. >> the a agencies president commemorated the homecoming with the raising of the ace flag. the off season has been filled with uncertainty of the certain home of the team. but on this day it is in oakland and always special to bring back baseball to the colosseum for the organisation. >> it is nice to have an open stadium with people here and we had a whole season with no fans.
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it was cut outs. to have folks back and celebrate a's baseball and a really exciting young team and it is a nice moment and something we want to celebrate. >> and as baltimore and oakland are set to square off there is only one thing left to say. >> go a's! >> we got a's and o's coming up this evening. and frankie on the mound tonight and the fans are heading in to check out all the action. 6:40 first pitch. it is a beautiful night in oakland. a little breeze but fans will be happy to be back. no doubt bit. you saw it right there. we don't know how many opening nights we are going to have in oakland so i know we have to take advantage of it while we have the chance. hopefully many more to come. for now live in the colosseum, abc7 news. >> thank you, dustin. >> good stuff. all right. we are hoping for pretty nice weather for the night. >> yes, but we also need rain.
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spencer is here with the latest. >> we will get both. nice weather for the game and rain that is approaching northern sonoma county. you can see a little patch of moisture along the coastline. no reports of rainfall but up north it is raining and heading down toward northern sonoma county. here's a view from the golden gate bridge it is getting cloudy. oakland 64. 70 san jose. another north bayview the clouds getting thick and low but it's not raining there yet. we have upper 60 as at fairfield, concord and livermore and here's our view from the rooftop camera at low clouds over the bay. these are from the forecast futures. rain arrives in the north bay tonight. continues into the kwoefr night into the early morning reaching all parts of the bay area. a more vigorous storm arrives
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wednesday, continues thursday and friday and we can expect a sunnier, dryer over the weekend. a storm of light intensity. light rain, scattered showers. less than a quarter of an inch likely for most locations. it will be breezy at times. by 11:30 we should see rain hitting every region of the bay area. it is not going to be heavy rain but it will be wet and continue overnight leaves wet pavement for the morning commute. although the rainfall will taper off by midday followed by lots of cloudy skies. over in the sierra it will snow a bit. a weather advisory will be from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. we expect 4:00 to 7:00 inches of snow. above 6500 feet. reduced visibility may be a problem. overnight temperatures mainly upper 40s to 50s. highs will range from upper 50s at the coast to mid-60s along the bay shore line to upper 60s
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inland. the forecast animation wednesday morning. the rain sweeps through, wednesday, thursday. continues into friday. it will be quite wet giving us a half inch to inch and a quarter in the wettest locations. each day of rain this week will rank only 1 on the storm impact scale. storms of light intensity but producing beneficial rainfall. by saturday we will get sunnier skies and milder weather with warming up to about 80 degrees by monday. dan and alma? (fisher investments) in this market, you'll find fisher investments is different than other money managers. (other money manager) different how? aren't we all just looking for the hottest stocks? (fisher investments) nope. we use diversified strategies to position our client's portfolios for their long-term goals. (other money manager) but you still sell investments
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get out of the way. you see jordan over there -- no, he plays soccer, too. he's so good. we will start with steph curry news. right now steve curry failed to tell us if he would start or come off the bench in game two. the first ever playoff game at chase centre was a success and jordan poole tied mitch richman for second most points in a warriors debut. jp had a breakout season and many believe he was in the running for the most improved running in the year. it was a shocker among his team. >> you just have to be able to rely on stability in this league and jordan has become a stabilizer. he has become a guy we can count on for scoring and shot creation every night and the encouraging thing was that his defence was really much improved and he
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really followed the game plan and was disciplined. and that that's his next step is to do that consistently. but we are lucky to have jp he's been phenomenal. >> i have never seen him shy away for a moment. and go into a big moment and shy away from it. you know -- no one is always successful in a big moment. but how you handle that moment if you shy away from it that says a lot about you. and he has never shied away from a moment. but to see him have the success that he's having is not surprising. >> pretty good poise from the young man juror dan pool. he is having a great season and helping take the load off off s curry. the warriors are probably hoping he can stay in that range and get a big win like they did on
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tonight, several breaking stories as we come on the air. a federal judge striking down the travel mask mandate. the biden administration's response just in tonight, saying masks no longer required on planes and public transit. also developing tonight, this nor'easter moving in, slamming much of the northeast in the coming hours. dangerous winds, rain, flooding, in some places, up to a foot of snow. first tonight, that florida judge striking down the federal travel mask mandate, saying the cdc overstepped its authority. the decision comes just days after the cdc extended the mask mandate by two more weeks, given the spike in new covid cases across the country, in at least 34 states. but tonight, despite that spike, the white house statement just in, saying masks no longer required on planes.


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