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high fire dangers. i will show you how long, coming up on abc7news. at 6:00 starts now. >> from abc 7 live breaking news. >> grief and anger, children at school targeted by a gunman. their young lives cut short just days before the start of summer vacation. >> now we have children murdered at school. when are we going to do something? >> the emotion from steve kurr. dan: as one lawmaker put it we have another sandy hook on our hands. an american nightmare repeated. the latest information that shows 18 children and a teacher died at robb elementary school in that small texas town uvalde. the gunman identified as an 18-year-old student at uvalde high school, is also dead. he shot and killed his grandmother before killing
others. many other people are wounded including police officers. ama: we have team coverage on the details on just what happened as well as what is eating don in california -- what is being done in california. let's get to karina nova who is live in the newsroom. reporter: terrible news as we just learned that 18 children lost their lives today, more than initially were ordered. there are children in the hospital. that includes a 10-year-old in critical condition. one teacher also lost her life, this is a picture of fourth grade teacher eva mireles. this is a school with 30 teachers and 600 students, all are second, third and fourth graders. this is the scene of what happened today. this is when 18-year-old, salvador ramos shot his grandmother and then went to the school, where he opened fire around 11:30 this morning. ramos was killed by law enforcement at the scene, he was
a student at the high school in uvalde. here is what president biden said moments ago. >> how many scores of little children who witnessed what happened see their friends die as if they are in a battlefield, for god sake? they will live this for the rest of their lives. reporter: we learned the suspect was armed with a live rifle, authorities. are looking for a motive. the school superintendent provided an update. school is canceled for the rest of the year. the kids at robb elementary were in there last week of their school year. dan: thank you very much. ama: we are seeing powerful reaction to the deadly school shooting in texas. much on social media. 90 minutes ago, steve kurr gave an impassioned speech urging
lawmakers to take action. reporter: at the warriors coach is no stranger to gun violence because it is a personal issue for him, his father was murdered in lebanon in 1984. he arrived for his usual pre-press conference, he was going to talk about tonight's game but about the shooting. >> i have had enough. we're going to play the game tonight but i want every person here and every person listening to this to think about your own child or grandchild, mother or father, sister or brother how would you feel if this happened to you today? we can't get numb to this. we can't sit here and just read about it and go well, moment of silence, go. come on mavs, let's go, we're going to go play basketball game. 50 senators in washington are going to hold us hostage. 90% of americans, regardless of political party, want background
check, universal background check, 90% of us are being held hostage by 50 senators in washington, who refused to even put it to a vote, despite what we the american people want. they will not vote on it because they want to hold onto their own power. it is pathetic. i have had enough. reporter: east bay congressman took to twitter with a powerful message, writing, i wish i could look at my three small kids and promise i will always protect them. that would be a lie. america arms the most dangerous people and leaving every child vulnerable to being shot in their class. house speaker nancy pelosi released a lengthy statement echoing the comment. she wrote for too long some in congress have offered hollow words after the shootings while opposing all efforts to save lives. this time, for all in congress to heated the american people, and joy -- and join in passing a bipartisan act lifesaving --
lifesaving act into law. we will monitor it all for you here. ama:. tim, thank you. we have had life coverage on the shooting. we have been using v news app to send out updates and alerts as it unfolded. download the app for your smartphone so you will be the first to know about breaking news. on abc 7 our hearts are with the victims and their families. we have made this badge to show our support you can show it on facebook, twitter and instagram. dan: more on this as we continue. let's move on. flame shot from the roof, where fire crews are on the scene on house fire on el dorado street. sky 7 has a look. you can see smoke billowing from the home. with other houses close by, crews worked to keep the flames from spreading. firefighters got on the roof of a nearby home to attack the flames. no word on injuries on what caused the fire.
-- or what caused the fire. we have dangerous conditions for fire, it will remain in effect all day today and we are seeing record high heat too. our meteorologist is here with details. sandhya: temperatures in the bay area, where a good 15 to 20 degrees above average. there were three records locally. a sunshine out here, hazy at times, 97 in canfield. that is a record. livermore 102. both records going back to 1982. gilroy tying, coming in at 97. fire danger remaining high in solano county until 11:00 a.m. tomorrow. they have a red flag warning, gusty winds with low humidity is the concern. the wind is down sloping, coming out of the north it dries out the atmosphere. 22 miles an hour. look at the humidity values, down to 10% when you combine it
with critically dry fuels. you see why you have the red flag warning. they are under a heat advisory until 11:00 p.m. tomorrow, it will not cool off tomorrow much overnight. it will be another hot day. heat illnesses are possible. as you check out those temperatures, you can see 101 degrees still in fairfield. it is hot in brentwood. we do not have much of a sea breeze reaching the inland. it is primarily in the coast which is places like half moon bay is at 66 degrees. fog is going to come back. the humidity is going to go up and those temperatures will take a nosedive. i will let you know exactly when that will happen, coming up. ama: we look forward to hearing more. protecting our homes against fires is more important than ever. fire season. has become more intense as the state faces a worsening drought conditions. are news reporter joins us with special training in san francisco. reporter: good evening. firefighters do not know the
circumstances they will end up in so they need this training. fire officials say these type of trainings will make sure firefighters across the state are all on the same page. there may not be a fire burning in this simulation but this type of training is designed to keep fire crews ready. >> the state of california has been drastic the last couple of years. the drought, we expect that again. just to get our hands on the equipment as much as possible is always good. reporter: this group is practicing how to lay down hose, crate a break in the fire and to prevent it from moving uphill. >> trees a sink deep below the surface, the groundwater supply is reduced, the trees are dryer. the shrubs are dry, the overall vegetation is dry. reporter: patrick darcy is with the san francisco fire department and taking. part of this training he expects a hot dry summer, intensified by the summer. >> we burned a lot of acreage over the years, there's plenty
left to burn. >> we have a thing called anchor and hole where we can hold and save a neighborhood. reporter: practice makes perfect but california is making big investments in technology and resources to provide critical real-time information. >> we are bringing on intel aircraft, which provides real-time situational awareness, that is a new investment in the state of california. reporter: at brian marshall is a fire and rescue chief, he says firefighters need to be prepared but so do residents. >> you may face an earthquake, or a major power blackout. you have to be prepared, every day in california, have that plan, practice that plan. know what you are going to do when a disaster strikes. be ready. reporter: if you need help on how to prepare, we have a list of resources on our website abc 7news.com. ama: thank you so much. dan: new at 6:00, the
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back that money, but by mistake it is going after the id theft victims. and happen to a peninsula couple who works at stanford university. michael finney is with them with their unbelievable story. i say unbelievable given the problems the edd has had. >> this is happening over and over again today. this couple had no idea a scammer had used one of their identities to receive unemployment benefits way back in to any 20. they did not know that until the edd confiscated the woman's tax refunds, that her wages, also pay back money. the edd gave to a crook. >> we were expecting our tax refunds and we got these letters saying that they had been seized instead. we were just like, what? >> emily smith and her husband rob were living a quiet life in san mateo working in the academic serenity of stanford
university during the pandemic, completely unaware they would be swept into the turmoil happening miles away at the edd. >> we were in shock. >> emily and rob, digital producer were stunned to find their tax refunds had been seized by an agency they had nothing to do with. the employment development department. >> we called the edd and they told me to sign a copy -- send a copy of my license and passport. >> the agent kept asking emily where she lived and to verify her employment. >> i got my employer to confirm i had been employed all of 2020. >> instead of tracing it to taking her tax refund the edd use that information to seize even more of emily's money. >> they were going to start garnishing my wages in june. it over $16,000. >> this court order required her to send over $16,000 of emily's wagers to the edd to pay back unemployment benefits she supposedly received back in
2020, when she never did. the couple was left to figure out what must've happened. >> was it fraud? was it someone pretending to be me? or is there another emily smith? >> the court order should benefits were sent to someone in pittsburg, california using emily's name, with the strangers address. a fraudster had used her identity to file a phony unemployment claim in 2020. that is one the edd admits it paid an estimated $20 million to scammers, claiming unemployment benefits. >> that makes me wonder are they going after californians like me to get it back? >> the couple says when they called the edd the agent did not try to trace the fraud but seem to only want her employment information to get her wages. >> what he get a bonus? >> i thought he was clearing my name. i was not on unemployment i was working, your is proof. apparently, i am very naïve. >> emily was facing a court hearing before a judge in an
appeals court. >> feels like the whole burden of disproves being put on us. >> the -- i can't afford to get an attorney. >> it's like due process is just being ignored. >> we brought their case to state senator josh becker who represents their district. >> it's kind of unfathomable that they would have to go after the victims of identity theft. but that is what is happening. >> we asked the edd how many tax refunds it has seized and why it took emily's money, without investigating first? after our inquiries and the senator's intervention, edd agreed to release her tax returns and wages. >> knowing we are not alone here, dealing with this helped. thank you. >> you are welcome and i am very glad you came to us. if it happens to you you need to come to us too. the edd has not said how much it has confiscated in wages or tax refunds, trying to call back fraudulent payments. again, this happens to you let
me know about it. i can help. i want to hear from you, send me your stories about buying a home, car, paying off a loan, anything to do including with the edd. i want to hear about your triumphs and frustrations. go to abcseven.com, to share your stories. dan: it's an amazing story. it has been one after the other. two years on it has to get fixed. great job as always. ama: new developments, police are linking three violent assaults on women in san francisco to the same attacker. surveillance camera captured the first attack two weeks ago in visitation valley. a man grabbed a 28-year-old woman by the neck dragging her to the ground and run off when neighbors came to help. the other tech took place the next day -- took place the next day. the suspect, faces multiple felony accounts. dan: let's turn our attention
back to this really hot weather high fire dangers. ama: let's find out how long this will last. sandhya: one more day. as we take a look at our high temperatures, heading into record territory, new records in canfield and livermore. 97 and 107. give more tying at 97. it was pretty warm, san jose 93, 80 six oakland, 78 san francisco. 108 in fairfield. you had to go to half moon bay to escape the heat, 62 degrees. i will tell you this area of low pressure heading into our direction, not going to come here but as it starts to move towards us, we are going to see a big change in our weather and that is going to be on thursday. compared to 24 hours ago, 16 degrees warmer in oakland. it is up 20 in san carlos. as you check out the winds it is a down sloping wind, not terribly windy but 18 miles an
hour in oxbow. with that dry wind, solano county remains under the fire danger with the red flag warning going into tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m., moderate to high risk. even after the red flag warning is dropped, do not let your guards down because it is still in the moderate to high category 4 parts of the bay tomorrow afternoon. beautiful view. a good day to be out on the beach, 77 in san francisco, low to upper 80's in oakland, mountain view, still hot in santa clara and san jose at 93. we have a bit of a breeze as we look towards the be -- bay, 95 in santa rosa, 100 in fairfield. mid to upper 90's concorde. hazy skies from our emeryville county -- camera. fog returns to the coast in the afternoon and we're looking at breezier and cooler weather for your thursday. your morning temperatures, not going to fall much inland.
you will still be in the 60's and 70's and even in the higher elevation so we will call it mild to warm along the coastline 40's and 50's and 60's, some occasional high clouds. in the afternoon the clouds will filter the sun. mid 90's to san jose, 88 in milpitas. 87 in palo alto. 67 in half moon bay. downtown san francisco 65, comfortable, sunset district a bit of a sea breeze in the north bay. sausalito 73. been 90's from santa rosa to calistoga as we head into the east a, 82 in oakland, 90 in fremont. these temperatures are well above average, 95 in concord. 98 antioch. 96 livermore. 95 in pleasanton. as we start to see the high clouds tomorrow, look what shows up in the afternoon. the fog closes in along the coastline. that is going to raise the
humidity, which will drop our fire danger going into thursday. tomorrow, fire danger is still high. upper 90's mid 60's coast side, breezy with morning drizzle on thursday. much cooler when you are out of the 90's. you will notice the minor warming for friday and we have a few chance for sprinkles or drizzle on saturday with the low-pressure system passing to our north. gusty winds on memorial day. it is looking nice and mild. low 60's to mid 80's before we bump up the temperatures on tuesday. dan: that is lovely for the holiday. when it comes to those record high gas prices, we may have a hint of good news to share. that is next. heads up, because of the live coverage of the shooting in texas, today's episode of general hospital did not air at its usual time. you will not miss it, it will air overnight, 3:00 a.m., set your
down 7%. dan: gas prices going up, it seems like it is going up with no end in sight but we may actually reach a plateau. aaa says the average price in san francisco was down one penny from yesterday, to $6.29. other bay areas a set new records, both san jose and oakland are up $2.17. the state's average price did not change since yesterday it is still stick dollars six cents. ama: a widow looks for answers after husband died while working on the job at p&g. >> i still get emotional coming here. ama: for questions, unresolved in her husband's death, still unexplained.
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dan: a botched investigation, lost evidence and a family still searching for answers, five month investigation by our abc station in sacramento raises questions about how the solano county sheriff's office handled the case. ama: it raises questions for the company the man died working for, pg&e. from our fire powered money team, here's our investigative reporter. >> he was really the best thing that ever happened to me. reporter: "in's about him. >> i was married to him up -- about 35 years. i called multiple times to discuss these findings and i will shut down. -- i was shut down. reporter: kim is on a path no one would choose, following debts footsteps. >> 91 one what is your emergency? >> we have a medical aid off of canyon road. reporter: it was august 2020, on
the front lines of the ellen you wildfire complex -- lnu wildfire complex. it was steve, a 37 year veteran of pg&e. he was down on the front lines of a wildfire. the medics called for police to investigate. >> sounds like he died. he was a pg&e worker. i guess deputies will be needed. reporter: but those deputies from the solano county sheriff's office did not come. your husband dies at work, on the job, on the scene where that happened was not preserved? >> correct. reporter: it was not photographed or examined by any investigators? >> correct. reporter: that decision not to investigate touched off a cascading series of failures, evidence vanished from the scene of steve's death. worse,. >> and amazon package gets better tracking than my husband's body did.
reporter: steve's body was taken out of solano county and out of law enforcement custody. >> they tried to cover it up. reporter: leave and even less evidence to help determine what really caused his death. steve wink only had eight hours left to live, he did not know that when he shot this video. but he did know he was going in to a fire zone. right now fast moving wildfire. >> it is blue all the way through the hills. reporter: the firefighters on the complex were warned to be ready for a risky day. bad weather, burned power poles and trees falling down onto the narrow, winding roads. >> look at the wires, there --
they are so intertwined. reporter: like this road that steve ended up on. alone, pg&e sent him out that day without a partner. >> i'm going to park the same way steve's truck was found. reporter: a place that took kim more than half a year to find. >> i still get emotional coming up here. every time i come. reporter: searching for answers, kim found a sign, it says, no shooting. it also says, this is the place. that sign shows up here, in the only two snapshots kim had of the scene where her husband died, posted online by freelance photographer, paul. he did not see steve die, no one did. >> i was horrified when i got these pictures of my husband on the ground, getting cpr, over facebook. but, how i feel about him now is it is a blessing. because if i did not have these
pictures i would not be here talking to you today. reporter: kim is started to question the official story of steve's death as soon as she saw v damaged poles and wires. even before we uncovered the picture, bringing more details into focus. there is damage to the truck, your husband, and they'll call it. >> natural. reporter: as opposed to an accident? >> correct. reporter: natural causes. steve's death certificate looks the same if you died on his couch at home. other contributing factors, none. >> i am kind of blaming him for it, they did not even look into it. reporter: because steve died alone and at work, the job of investigating belongs to the sheriff of solano county who was also the coroner. he is up for reelection and declined to stand up for the departments work on camera so we
came down here to talk to him. we watched him get into an unmarked car and take the back gate. they are going the other way. sheriff! the mountain of missteps in this case, all started here, when this agency failed to do what the paramedics asked, show up. >> if you can get the be back soon. >> what is td for? >> work related. >> he died. reporter: the sheriff's office got the call. >> it sounds like he died and it was a png work -- p and -- pg&e worker. reporter: deputies never came. >> failing to do an investigation, that is where it starts. reporter: lisa murphy is a friend of kim's who happens to have more than two decades of
experience managing police training. she helped him get records of what happened, including the voice of the sergeant in charge of patrol deputies in solano county that day. >> i can send the coroner over there. >> i can get him on their. >> it clearly reveals that there was a desire to have the o -- coroner's office could handle everything so deputies did not have to be dispatched to the hospital. reporter: the solano sheriff's office said it was busy, handling fire evacuations. whatever the reason there is no record of any deputy responding to the hospital for steve's death, including the coroner's deputy who ended up with the case. >> i was handling that accident call. if you would add a note to the
file that it does not appear to actually be a work-related accident. reporter: how did jessica decide that? according to a report, she only talked to one person on the phone about steve's death. it was a hospital nurse who told her steve had a prior heart attack, almost two decades ago. but can provide in more recent records, just one year before, steve's cardiologist said his heart function was rocksolid. there's is really no reason for concern. >> he had heart issues in the past, the sheriff's decided to call off all investigation. >> he was not working during the time? >> he was. but the injury was not in relation to an accident he suffered from work. it appears his death was caused by natural causes. reporter: the report said she sent event to the hospital to pick up steve's body and bring him to the morgue.
but the report, left something out. >> they let it happen. without my knowledge. then they tried to cover it up. reporter: that van, came back to the morgue the next day. >> an amazon package gets better tracking than my husband's body did that day. reporter: steve's body went on an undisclosed road trip. >> wow, they brought him all the way down here. reporter: we retraced it, almost 90 miles. >> being involved in solano county law enforcement for 20 years i had no idea this went on. reporter: to this facility in contra costa county. >> they never asked for my consent. they took him down there that morning and took every bone out of his body. and the sheriff let that happen,
before the autopsy was done. reporter: steve's body was allowed to go on that journey before it came back here to the morgue for the official autopsy. in part two of this story, that had fatal consequences for the investigation. it does not add up. >> it doesn't. reporter: evidence of injuries to steve that never made it in to his autopsy. >> the autopsy starts at the scene. reporter: you details about the damage to steve's trunk. >> something happened. no one is telling me. reporter: details investigators may not have known. >> someone hit it with a tree. reporter: but pg&e did. >> maybe it did get damaged up here. >> who is policing them? dan: investigative reporter brendan, he says it is only part one of the story, we will have
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ama: tonight an example of building a better bay area that starts in the backyard, it holds a garden that has it -- has fed and neighbors for years. as david shows us, he has brought a community together. reporter: he goes by the name mississippi joe. this is where you find him every day tending to a vegetable garden, almost everyone at east palo alto knows him because of his kindness. >> giving is something special. when you give, it makes you feel good, when you can hand out something, to somebody else. reporter: for 48 years, when the cucumbers, squash, tomatoes and other produce are ready to harvest, mississippi joe will share them with his neighbors and friends.
it is something that stayed with him growing up in the south. >> we always shared food with each other. some did not have food sometimes. we had what we had, we would share. reporter: mississippi has a large fan club. this is a few of them who wanted to share what he means to them. >> he has always had that attitude of just giving, constantly giving. the sincerity that he has, the love he has for the community, we have all been blessed. >> jo's hospitality is not limited to his produce. he has brought over gumbo. the cooking he has done. reporter: he has touch the lives of three generations. >> i remember my children were little and he would come bring my mother fresh vegetables. he said, do you want to know where these come from? he brought my children over here. i was enamored. reporter: he even helps neighbors with their yardwork. at age 72 he shows no signs of slowing down but the garden takes work.
>> it takes hard work to go out there and do that. maybe, couple of more years. reporter: his family has grown up, he has one grandson and a granddaughter on the way. this former school custodian is proving acts of kindness can bring a community together. >> i love east palo alto. i have been here almost 48 years. it's a wonderful place to live. ama: don't you just love that? dan: what a great guy. the generosity of spirit is so touching. coming up here next, we have the seven-day forecast. there is some heat relief insight.
it is suffering with high pressure putting a lid on things you do not have the strong winds to mix things. it is poor for sensitive groups in san jose it is orange. moderate for parts of the bay area from oakland, santa cruz, other parts are in the good category. you can see how hazy the skies are from our east bay hills camera. our air quality tomorrow, because of the heat we will be in the good to moderate category. by thursday and friday, the sea breeze picks up, the air quality improves and that is what we want to see. on live doppler 7 we do not have any fog but that will change tomorrow evening. the temperatures once again in the hot territory inland, upper 90's for our hotspots. along the coast we will go with the 60's and 70's. thursday, dramatic shift in our weather. we are talking 80's inland. 50's along the coast on friday, saturday, even cooler. we will drop.
out of the 90's for sure. but we will see mostly 70's and lend, few low 80's. . here's a look at the seven-day forecast. one more day of the high fire danger and the heat and temperatures are going to slide just-in-time for the holiday weekend, back into the comfort zone with our marine influence back in the forecast. dan: said -- thank you. ama: we are hoping the warriors can heated up tonight. dan: chris alvarez is live at thrive city tonight for game for. chris: i got some shade. it is a bit cooler. warriors down. we are going to talk about this game, big crowd on hand. watch the warriors hopefully go to the nba finals. to the nba finals. strong words from steve kerr what are you recommending
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dallas i am here with the watch party they are down 16 with four minutes ago in the second quarter. we have heard about the tragic events of the texas shooting. the words are playing in the stadium, steve kerr had some strong comments. here's a portion of what he had to say. >> any basketball questions do not matter. since we love -- 14 children were killed, 400 miles away from here. and a teacher. in the last 10 days we have had elderly black people killed in a supermarket in buffalo. we have had asian churchgoers killed in southern california. now we have children murdered at school. when are we going to do something? i am tired. i am so tired of getting up here and offering condolences to the
devastated families that are out there. i'm so tired of the moments of silence. enough. i am fed up, i have had enough. we're going to play the game tonight. but i want every person here, every person listening, to think about your own child or grandchild, or mother or father or sister or brother. how would you feel if this happened to you today? we can't get numb to this. we can't sit here and just read about it and go well, let's have a moment of silence. that is what we're going to do, we're going to go play basketball game. 50 senators in washington are going to hold us hostage. 90% of americans, regardless of political party, want background check, 90% of us, we are being held hostage by 50 senators in washington, who refuse to even
put it to a vote, despite what we, the american people want. they will not vote on it because they want to hold onto their own power! it's pathetic i have had enough! chris: he spoke for three minutes and only address the texas shooting. this is a topic that is close to him. his father was gunned down back when he was younger. that is heavy on his mind every time. the 49ers getting going in santa clara. the quarterback hoping to be the starter this year. we were down in santa clara rolling some of the video for you. who will be the starting quarterback, most of them say it might be number five. the 49ers going through organized team activities. today was our first chance to look at number five this off-season. social media surrounding tray and reports of his development. today he said he does not care
about all of the outside noise. >> in the most respectful way possible, it does not change how i feel about you guys as people. but i really do not like -- it is not my job to care about what you. see or people on social media say. i care about what the guys in the locker room think and what. my coach thinks. you guys are not the ones making decisions for me, or have any effect on me. chris: right now, the warriors are down double digits down double digits. warriors hoping for a second half when. ama: coming up tonight on abc 7 at 8:00, catch holy moly followed by 9:00, who do you believe comes on at 10 :00 and stay with us for abc7news on 11:00. we are streaming 24/7 get the bay area app and join us whenever you are.
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