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with ahem blue cross, you' free to enjoy value like never before. newark police are asking f witnesses to sart coming forward to help them find the killers of 17-year-old justice afad. the popular football player was stabbed to death while waiting for a bus just blocks from his school. jenelle is live at the scene. >> kristen, newark police have no suspects and no motive in this murder. meantime famils and friends have gathered here at th intersection of cedar boulevard and birch street where the 17-year-old was murded in broad daylight. they have been here all morning creating a memorial to remember and honor him placing candl and pictures. he was one of six children in
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the family, three brothers a three sists. the 17 year old was a senior at the high school and was described as gele giant. police say he was stabbed to death just after 3:30 yesterday while waiting for the bus after school. friends and family are still processing the whole thing. an autopsy is being performed this morning. >> it's hard. we haven't got to see him yet so it's hard to believe. we have to go to the coroner's, you know. it's just hard to believe that he's gone. >> he was loving, he wa kind. when you needed him to be here, he would be here and if you didn't, he would still be here. >> he was targeted because he interven and broke up a fig last week. police are looking into that and other incidents to see if it was a case of retaliati. grief counselors are on hand in the library. new washing police officers also
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came to the schoo just to check on everyone and make sure people were okay. back live at the intersection, this say busy intersection where the murd took place. there were witnesses because when they arrived a lot of people were standing around and when police started talng to people they started backing away. they're encraging people to come forward with any information to put together the pieces. reporting live in newar jenelle wang, abc 7 news. >> jenelle, thanyou. a meeting of heavy hitters in oakland this morningn the wake of poli shooting and killing a man who turned out to be unarmed. the naacp, oaklans mayor he willeth, the police chief are all there. >> as for the naacp, the highest ranks of that organization have come to town, the national president, state resident and mincing no word about their
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message here today. they say enough is enough when it comes to police killings in this city. they are here joinededy city officials, the district attorney and the police dertment top brass. this is no just a conversation. the goal is find solutions, ways to stop these officer-involved shootings. the victimhave been denied due process and it's not unique to oakland. this is a histori problem, one that goes through history to lynching of african american males and persists around the country. the life of an african amican man does nohave the same worth as for other citizens. >> where the life of an african american male is not worth a telephone. or not worth any other instrument they might be holding in their hands that all of a sudd somebody decides it might be a weapon. >> want it to be clear we're
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here not just about the opd but about bart -- both jurisdictions that share the bay bridge. >> the irony and the percent of trust, nonfor the oakland police department. it will be my job as mayor to rebuild that trust. >> well, the focus of this hearing is not just the controversial darrick jones case but it also has been in the works ever sin police shot and killed the unarmeled barber last month. that's the case that has sparked outrag around the city. another high profile case is the bart police shooting of oscar gran statistics shown o there, telling numbers, 45 officer-involved shootings in oakland between 2004 and 2008, almost all of the victims were african american males and not once in any of those cases has there been a criminal prosecution of the officer
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invoed. thank you. the city of antioch has now sent off layoff notices to six police officers because of budget problems. the layoffs will take effect in two weeks unss the city comes up for a deal with concessions with the police officer's union. 98 sworn office to 127. all 20 were laid off earlier this year. >> warning pg&e about natural pipeline safety problems more than a year before the sanruno disaster that killed eight people and destroyed several homes. the service chronle got a letter sent to the utility by a state public utilities commission safety inspector in february 2009. in it the inspector warned that pg&e employees repeatedly failed to follo procedures and created seris public safety risks. the inspeor says pg&e wasn't folling a federal law reirquproper training for
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workers who check for gas leaks. he noted the utility was not making sure it was complying with the law when linking up gas lines with different allowable pressures. >> it appear san francisco may be facing another american competitor in hosting the america's cup. negotiationsave now intensified to bring the race back to newport, rhode island, in 2013 officis from the america's cup and yacht club are now in newport meeting with rhode island officials and touring possible venues. newport hosted the race from 1930 until 1983. a decision is due by december 31st. you won't find many sailboats on the bay starting tomorrow and days to come. mike, seeing sunshin now but a major storm. >> absolutely. you ca see how we are down in some areas like san jose.
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also concord and sfo. in oaand only san frcisco downtown a santa rosa are we dealing with temperatures that are running or rainfall amounts running at a surplus what we have coming at us is a huge -- we call it the pineapple pie flying. that is where we're going to have some rain come all the way from hawaii and it's going to extend through the weekend. heaviest friday into saturd, satuay into sunday and another bout tuesday into wedneay. with possibilities of flooding, yes. power outages, yes, and the winds wi pick up most on tuesday and that's when we can see some of that happen. kristen. >> we'll talk more about that in a few minutes when mike comes back with the focast. a major recall announced today of a common household appliance sold by the nation's largest retailer. but first presint obama gives an update on the war in afghantan. the promise made and what it means for u.s. troop withdrawals. why federal health regulators
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say a popular cancer drug should no longer be used to treat breast cancer. the woman's organization suing accusing hootteres of sexually entertaining children. [ female announcer ] why watch gular tv when you can experience the next generation ofelevision service?
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>> a new administration rept says nato forces are making significant progress against al-queda and the taliban but diffict days are still ahead, a year after president obama
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ordered a major troop increase. the u.s. is on track to achieving its gls of combatng the taliban and dismantling al-queda in afghanistan an pakistan and finds al-queda's leadership is at its weakest sinc the september 11th attacks. >> it wi take time to ultimately defeat al-queda and it remains a ruthless and resilit enemy that's attacking our country. >> the president says the u.s. is still on track to begin withdring troops from afghanistan in july as promised with the ultimate goal of turning over control of afgh security by the end of 2014. in london wikileaks's founder was released from jail on bail about an hour ago. >> thank you. to all the people around the world who have had fai in me, who have supported my team while
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i've bee away. >> the 39-year-old austlian surrendered to answer to a swedish sex crimes warrant. he's expected to head to a british country mansion where he'll have a curfew and wear an monitoring device. it was just a way to get him into custody while the u.s. figures out how to charge him related to the leak of diplomatic cable hoots is at the center of a new legal fight. the california chapter of the national organization for women says it's filing police complaints against hooters in san francisco and over california cities. the complaints stem from a filing where executives from the restaurant chain characterized hooters as primarily a provider of vicarious sexual entertainment t also called it a family restaurant. today's complaints claim that
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under those definitions the restaurant does not meet california or federal requirements for sexual entertainment licensing because it allows children to be served. hooters representatives were t immediately available to comment on the complaint. the food and drug admintration is now recommending that the popular drug after advice ston be revoked as a treatment for breast cancer. the fda approved it in 2008 based on preliminary studies suggesti it stopped the spread of bret cancer for at least five months but follow-up studies show that effect lasted no more than three mohs and patients suffed dangerous si effects. today's recommendation is the first step to revoking approval as a brst cancer treatment. mike, see that sunshine out there. take a picture of it or a mental picture. remember it. >> hard to believe this time tomorrow the rain will start moving in and may not stop unless wednesday of next week. i'll show you where the heaviest rain is going be tomorrow.
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>> gotta see this stor social law breaker? a burgla breaks into a home and goes online to br about it by showing millions what he took. and how the president's signature is about to make your television a little ieter.
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director blake edward has passed away. his publicistaid he died last night fr complications from pneumonia in southern california. his wife julie andrews and other family members were at his side. he directed popular films including breakfast at tiffanies. blake edwards was 88 yea old. washington.c. are looking for what what officer calls the most stupid criminal he's seen. mark fisher had his home broken into. the thief stole several personal items including his son' laptop. sunday he posted a picture of himself on the boy's facebook.c page holding the cash h took from the young man's desk. the burglar even wore a new winter coat fisher had just received. >> i had to look at the photo several times befor i realized that was the new coat because it had just arriv the day before and he stole it out of the
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macy's box it was delivered in the day before. >> police have not found theburg yar yet but they hope the next picture will soon be his mug shot. >> go onne to brag about it. brillit move. a lot of folks will find it cheerful if they like the snow. >> if they can get up there before it starts following. if you have relatives that want to go up there on saturday, i'd say no. >> that was just for me, folks. you know, some folk are hoping to catch a little break like my relative who shall not be named. >> maybe sunday, erly monday. that's it. really gonna get deep up there as kind of here right now. you thought i forgot, didn't you. >> thank you. (laughter) >> we're looking at the capital. it is frozen tundra of washington d.c. not only are the political views at a stalemate, so is a lot of weather because it's frozen
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right now. beautiful picture of t capitol. closer to home, heavenly, courtesy resort sports network. a lot of snow and empty chair lifts but that won't be the case come tomorrow. a lot of family heeding that way and driving up to one of the strongest snowstorms we've seen in a while. back home i love this shot from mount tamalpais this time of the year with the angle of sun and the shadows. shows the dimensions of the hills and mountains ase look back to san francisco. let's talk about temperatures and we're running 41 san rafael. still a little foggy. you see fog still in the central valley and that will ha around for a couple more hours. around the monterey bay and inland upper 40s to about mid-50s. afternoon high clouds. our last complete dry day. tonight cloudy, not quite as cool a few sprinkles for the morning commute but the wet weather hangs around through wednesday. let's take a look what's going
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on side. a split flow due to an area of high presse to our west keeping us dry. this is one last day. temperatures pretty close to average even with such a chilly start. low to mid-50s arou most of our neighborhoods. same thing around the monterey bay. tonight the clouds keep our temperatures up. lowto mid-40s to the coast. a few 30s inland but i don't think we'll get fro tonight. the light rain starting to move closeers to the coast. i think by about noon it's pretty much becoming light rain across t entire bay area and that's when the snow starts in the sierra and look how it intensifies into the afternoon, especially into the evenin and overnight hours. if you have plans tomorrow to be around outside, it is gog to be a tough go because of the wet weather. let me show you this pacif satellite. the lower left-hand side of your screen, that's where the storm system is developing. notice the clouds, the deep
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moisture, the pineapple pipeline, that's why we have waveses of heavy rai through the weaked. a winter storm watch in the sierrahere we could get up to 6 feet of snow around tahoe, 10 feet around yosemite. accu-weather 7-day forest, our biggt rain will be saturday. that's when we'll be windy. next biggest tuesday and thas when we can see power outages because of the wind. >> you'll be watching all those storms. thank you so much, mike. >> we got word that auto maker honda has just issued a new recall calling 1 million sub compact cars. 143,000 rs in the u.s. are part of recall. no acciden have been blamed on the defect. and wal-mart is also recalling more than 2 million electric heaters after getting reports of burn injuries and property damage from fire. the u.s. consumer product safety
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commsion announced the recall today. it includes slow-pro, air tech, aloha breeze and comfort essential heaters sold natiwide from december 2001 to october last year. it can cause overheating, burning and fire. consums should return the product for a full refund. the president has quietly signed knead law a new mease that cuts down on those noisy tv commercials. the bill was sponsored by a palo alto democratic. it took tw years to get to the president's desk. commercials are not be louder than the average volume of tv shows. right now they can air at t loudest volume allowed in a tv show. the industry will get another year to comply. gonna get you in the holiday mood. that's next in what's ho [ male annouer ] whether you're new to california or you've been grooving here for some time w, you know tt value comes in many forms. for some it's a assic car,
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>> today on oprah at 4:00, the woman to sued her husbd for betrayal. those stories and more an abc 7 news at 5:00. more beautif holiday lights to share today. a viewer sent us this picture of a decorated house on carmel street in castro valley. gorgeous. upload your pictures or video of holiday lights or e-mail us.
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all right. there's a lot to do around the bay area to get you into the holiday spirit. arts and entertainment reporter don sanchez hashis what's how the. ♪ >> hig stepping high kicki rockette at the radio city music hall bring their speccular to us. oracle arena and the weekend at h. p. pavilion. sweet honey and the rock brings home the holidays to everyone in perfornce tonight at the palace of fine arts. ♪ >> innovative acrobats and the holiday circus comes to town. this is candice, some of the most powerful theaicals. ♪ >> naughty at night. a show for cabaret fans at berkeley aurora theater. ♪
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>> a holiday classic movie comes to life on stage. a wonderful life, the musical as george bailey discovers wh life would be like without him. the heart-warming story in foster cy. ♪ >> the fire and passion of aflamingo by the class kick company. an energy show of position at cal theater. >> i have two friends in the 2roduction of a wonderful life.
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