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a ground breaking move by the u.s. military. why the pentagon is lifting the ban on women in combat. plus -- we were misled. there was supposedly protests. >> the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or guys out for a welcome one night who decided they would go kill some americans. >> hillary clinton gets heated takes the fall. >> one of silicon valley's most profitable companies falls victim to the curse of high expectations. and spencer is here with the weather. >> here in the accuweather center. the forecast center. wet weather blankets the bay
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well, after a long string of dry days it is raining outside tonight. this is a live picture of the embarcadero in san francisco. the street sparkling with the raindrops. the rain may have contributed to this rollover accident in petaluma. thankfully no one was injured. let's get to spencer christian sw live doppler 7hd. spencer? >> a taste of what we expect mid to late january to look like. as you can see on live doppler 7hd we have mainly light rain blanketing most of the bay area but pockets of steadier heavier rain mainly in the north bay. clover dale and points southward, se sonoma county to
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windsor. pockets of the light to moderate and in some cases heavy to moderate rainfall. across the bay to the east bay to alamo, concord, livermore. for the last 24 hours we got over half an inch at mount saint helene. 4/10 at santa rosa. wide ranging rainfall totals so far. quite a bit in some spots and not so much in others but the rain does continue to fall and i will have the accuweather forecast coming up shortly. dan? >> thanks very much. rain indirectly played a part in the house fire in oakland tonight. the victorrian home was abandoned and the owner says squatters often take over to get out of the rain. two people are questioned in connection with the fire. they were found on a neighboring roof and had to be rece cued. the three story house fire on the 600 block of harrison street in the chinatown area tonight. it will be announced tomorrow.
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the department of defense is going to allow women to handle combat duties for the u.s. military. that decision will allow women into hundreds of thousands of frontline positions and potentially elite commando units as well. david curly has the story. >> reporter: a stunning turnaround. a unanimous vote by the top generals which the defense will accept to remask the ban of women serving combat roles. >> it will be the first fully integrated military in america's history. without discernible frontlines women did serve in combat roles in iraq and afghanistan. donning flak jackets, and ended up in the middle of fire fights. >> taken fire everywhere. i remember hearing the pings of the bullets going by me. i shot one guy and saw him fall. >> leighanne hester was the
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first woman since world war ii to receive the silver star. tammy duckworth lost both of her legs in combat and is now a member of congress. >> america's daughters are just as capable of defending freedom as her sons are. >> while three quarters of americans support women in combat not all men serving agree. a young man said that women in direct combat will create "sexual tension" which can create. it will give some units the ability to ask to exclude women but the head of special forces told martha raddatz it is time. >> as soon as policy permits we will be ready to go down that road. >> reporter: two months ago four women sued the pentagon to get on the battlefield and now they may get their chance. >> we want to see it executed responsibly but in a reasonable time frame. we hope it doesn't get dragged
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out. >> reporter: the historic announcement will be made thursday by the secretary of defense. it could begin as early as may finishing by 2016 with men and women serving together in combat roles. from the outgoing defense is secretary to the outgoing secretary of state and her rivetting and passionate testimony before congress. hillary clinton was in rare public form. at times angry, at times defensive. here is mark matthews. >> after months of waiting, congress finally got its chance to grill hillary clinton over the administration security failures at the benghazi consultate. >> no one wants to think now what could have, should have, would have happened. >> four americans were killed in the terrorist attack including u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens who grew up in the bay area and whose parents still live in piedmont. republicans say the obama
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administration ignored requests for more security. >> the dots here were connected ahead of time. the state department saw this risk coming. >> reporter: and senator ron johnson of wisconsin accused the administration of misleading the american public after the attack. >> again, we were misled there was supposedly protests and an assault sprang out of that and that was easily as certained that was not the fact and the american people could have known that within days and they he did not know that. >> with all due respect the fact is we had four dead americans. it was because of a protest or guys out for a walk one night who decide they would go kill some americans. what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we have to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. >> a firey hillary clinton became tearful when talking about standing with the president as the bodies of the dead came home. >> i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters.
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>> the committee is adjourned. >> reporter: it was clinton's last stand for the time being. she leaves the government more popular than ever and new, washington post poll shows 67% of americans have a favorable view of her. a new high in her long career hillary clinton willot light. be back on capitol hill to introduce john kerry as the next secretary of state designate. today the last long look we will have of hillary clip for ton for at least the time being. there may be a connection between benghazi and the algerian attack last week. some of the attackers in algeria were part of the consultate attack. one of the militants made that claim under interrogation. if confirmed it would reenforce concerns held by many regarding regional cooperation between
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extremists i.e. they are working together at times. ambassador chris stevens of piedmont was killed in the attack along with three other americans. today stevens stepfather said that secretary clinton reached out to his family about the deadly september raid and has written them several times to express her regrets but the family is not discussing whether security was adequate leading up to the assault. let's move on to apple where the polish may have finally worn off tonight. the company today turned in an earnings report that for the first time in years did not show a double digit increase. apple made plenty of money last quarter, more than $50 billion but sales of its innovative products like the iphone and ipad are now beginning to fall flat and wall street showed what goes up must come down. stock that once trait traded at more than $700 a share fell by more than $50 in after hours trading now well below $500.
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more tonight from business and technology reporter david louie. apple had consistently good quarters beating wall street estimates with few ex-isceptions. there is a nagging concern as rapid growth is slowing mostly because competitors are catching up and coming up with innovations of their own. michael copeland of wired says consumers have choices now. >> they like all of the smart phones out there from samsung, from lg for that matter. the nexus 4. the marketplace has caught up to apple. >> apple sold an iphone or ipad every 10 seconds during the highway days. but its $13.1 billion profit was exactly the same as what it made during the same quarter a year earlier. apple may also be losing its grip on its most loyal customers if barton is any
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indication. >> i switched to this samsung and i used an iphone for two years but it is lighter. thinner. the screen is bigger. and i have been happy with it since. >> apple fans remain convinced there is no better technology. >> i pretty much stuck to apple products since the beginning. computers and laptops and phones and a couple of i^ pad minis. it is streamlined and easy to use. i stick to apple. >> reporter: apple stock lost a fourth of its value. its hoard of cash now estimated at $137 billion. the question is is whether that cash can help it develop the next big thing or allow it to buy a promising startup with a hot new idea. the ceo says the main mission is to keep making products people love. >> it will have ups and downs and you can't base the long-term future of a company based on one or two quarters. >> reporter: do you have a stake in the falling stock
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price? almost 20% of mutual funds have apple in their investment portfolio. at apple headquarters in cupertino, david louie, abc 7 news. coming up you as the 49ers prepare for the super bowl the front offense makes a big announcement about the team's' new stadium soon to be one of the most environmentally friendly sports stadiums in the country. and the history the 49ers will make when they win the super bowl and we are counting on that. also tonight abc 7 news follows up on oakland's decision to hire a nationally known crime fighter. you will hear directly from the man himself. and exchanging stop and frisk for scan and frisk. the high itíáf-
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we have new detail about a san jose home invasion. police recovered both vehicles which were stolen monday. the robbers gagged and tied up the 73-year-old and 76-year-old and then ransacked their home. the chp officer found the car last night east the gilroy. santa clara dive teams recovered their suv today in the reservoir. police consider the case a high priority.
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>> we have a 73-year-old and a 76-year-old couple that were tied up inside their home. this could have been your grandmother or grandfather, your parents. tough to imagine somebody to have to go through that and right at the end have your cars taken from you. >> police have not yet made any arrests. to oakland now where the city council is taking big steps to fight crime. it has approved an additional police academy to train new offy iser is. the hiring of 20 technicians for field and lab positions. the interim use of deputies to help violent is suppression efforts in the trouble spots. and topping the list the hiring of controversial police consultant bill bradden. council members got an earful about why they shouldn't hire him. abc 7 news reporter vic lee spoke with him today. >> reporter: bill is confident he will reduce crime in the city of oakland. >> i have never had a year been
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a chief of police in which crime did not go down in the city in which i was working at. all of of the cities after i left continued to go down. >> reporter: the basic crime fighting philosophy is this, control the bemaveor of criminals, flood the hot spots with officers, the places where most of the violent crimes take place. as police commissioner in new york city the hot spots were the drug marketplaces where most of the shootings occurred. he reassigned hundreds of patrol officers to the nascar are cottics unit, drug related homicides dropped more than 90%. >> reduce it by effectively controlling illegal behavior to such an extent you can change the behavior that you effectively reduce the amount of crime and you reduce the number of people who are committing crime. >> reporter: he is exactly what we do not need in in the city of oakland. >> one of the crime fighting tools is the controversial stop
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and frisk a tactic that fueled anger among many oakland residents afraid it will result in racial profiling. in new york, there was 700,000 stop and frisk incidents a year. bratton says it is an effective tool and blames the controversy on police departments that have been using the practice inappropriately. >> the constitutional tools you were given to work with you always have to use them legally, constitutionally. you have to use them compassionately, you are dealing with human beings. >> a center will be the computer crime tracking system he helped develop. it enables them to track in real time the frequency of crimes and how effectively the stations are handling them and allow os the command staff to quickly mobilize forces to a hot spot and snuff it out before it escalates. >> focusing and accountability
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on a captain in charge of each area. i think that is an essential part of effective policing. >> i met bratton when was chief of the lapd three years ago when i went down there to do a story on comstat. oakland adopted the system awhile back but bratton wants the department to do more with it like new york and l.a. has. he hopes to start as soon as his contract is finalized. vic lee, abc 7 news. you heard vic talk about the support of stop and frisk. the practice was recently declared unconstitutional in new york and today officials there talked about their plans to get around it. a scanner that tests for radiation and reveals a handgun. it operates on the technology as body scanners used in airports. the device will highlight an object. constitutional rights advocates say they are concerned it will be used in discriminatory way wait and seea wait and and
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at attitude at the moment. wet around the bay area. mainly a light rain. some brief periods of steady or heavier downpours widely scattered. the live east bay camera looking at conditions right there in emeryville. the wet pavement there as it has been raining lightly in emeryville and raining lightly in most parts of the bay area. live doppler 7hd. this pattern continues. up in the north bay a heavier concentration of rainfall. but anywhere else on the radar screen at the moment, a little batch of moderate to h heavier rainfall. the area north of wind and south of clover dale and northeast of fort ross area of steadier heavier rain. from san francisco across the bay to alamo and liz. wet spots around the bay area
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but at the moment not any reports of any widespread heavy downpours. temperature readings at the moment mainly in the low 50s around the bay and a few locations inland have current temperatures in the up 40s. rain will continue overnight. may be spotty off and on but it will continue. wet again tomorrow morning for the morning commute. showers linger into the morning hours. a cooler pattern coming up this weekend. satellite and radar composite image shows the frontal system moving slowly through the bay area producing this wet weather that will be with us overnight and at least into tomorrow morning. start off the forecast animation at 11:00. notice the slow moving system working its way through the bay area, weakening as it does so early tonight and tomorrow. mid day begins to fall apart giving us at least partial clearing. breaks of sunshine at times tomorrow. mainly in the afternoon. low temperature tonight will be far milder than they have been in the last week or so. generally in the low to mid
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40s inland and mid up toker 40s around the bay and closer to the coastline and, of course, that means we will be getting showers as well. tomorrow, cloudy skies with sun in breaks later in the day. pockets of shower activity in the early morning hours. high temperatures in the upper 50s to right around or just about 60 degrees. 61 oakland. palo alto. 62 san jose. a little farther south monterey bay a tad milder. mainly low 60s there. 62 morgan hill, santa cruz, gilroy and salinas. the accuweather seven-day forecast. the rain and showers taper off tomorrow giving way to partial clearing. expect a dry day on friday but a chance of showers again on saturday although that doesn't look like a very well organized system so we he don't expect heavy rain on saturday. clearing and cooler on sunday. sunday and monday high temperatures reach only to the mid 50s for most of the bay area. pretty chilly weather. and sunny skies monday, tuesday, and wednesday. we will start to warm up again by midweek next week with high
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temperatures getting back up to 60 degrees or so. >> but not a lot of rain. >> not much at all. a few wet spots here and there. >> thanks, spencer. coming up, manti te'o admission to katie couric. why he lied about having a nonespn espn existen
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surveillance video caught a denver man plowing into a row of parked cars. the impact sent the cars screaming down the road. the owner says he fell asleep at the wheel. he says he was tired after a
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day of wrestling. drowsy driving something we are increasingly aware of as dangerous. a little oh over a month since the shootings in connecticut, one east bay school district is making a wholesale change in the type of locks currently used to keep its classrooms secure. laura anthony has the story. >> reporter: by the end of next month, classroom doors in the lafayette unified school district will start sporting these. handles that lock from the inside with a simple push of the button. >> we want to do what we can to keep the kids safe and to signal to the community and to our teachers and to the support staff that we he need to do our part. >> reporter: the move comes in the wake of last month's deadly rampage at sandy hook elementary school where a young man in body armor shot his way into the school and went from classroom to classroom, killing 26 first graders, teachers and
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administrators. in lafayette the new handles will replace the current type on some 200 doors that now lock only from the outside using a key. the cost of the change is about $60,000. parents we talked with seem to think it was a common sense approach to beefing up security on campuses that are typically wide open. >> i guess it makes sense if it is for the kids safety. it seems like dollars well spent. >> reporter: lafayette isn't the only school district moving to beef up security. down the road they are looking at new locks that can be locked from the inside. mccornelin martinez they adopted a new policy that they remain locked during the school day. more are to come here tonight. is still ahead, manti te'o talks exclusively with abc's katy couric why he lied about his fake dead girlfriend. 18 years since the 49ers won the super bowl. as for a repeat the team says they are taking it one day at a time and one game at a time.
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good evening. again we will begin the half hour with obc's exclusive tonight about manti te'o the football star at the heart of the bizarre catfish case. he is speaking to katy couric coming clean about what he knew when lied and even how his parents were duped by the imposter. more from matt gutman. >> manti te'o tells k travel ie
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couric he was duped. by a woman he thought died in september. he spoke of her even two days after the woman pretending to be his girlfriend called him to say this was a lies. >> this in tok kateing in a way for you? >> i think the only thing i basked in is i had an impact on people. that people would turn to me and for inspiration and i think that was the only thing i focused on. and my story, i felt was a guy who in times of hardship and in times of trial really held strong to his faith. held strong to his family and i felt that that was my story. >> even if that hardship was perhaps exaggerated? >> it was what i went through was real. you know, the feelings, the pain. the sorrow. that was all real. >> behind the elaborate hoax
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this man. a christian singer seen in the you tube videos. te'o says he made him his alter ego at first reaching out to te'o on facebook. tonight he is likely holed up in his family's home where no one is talking. >> can we talk to you for one second? >> te'o's father is talking defending his son. >> people can speculate about what they think he is. i have known him 21 years of his life. and he is not a liar. he is is a kid. >> matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. you can see the full exclusive interviewee te'o and his parents tomorrow at 3 and katie right after abc 7 news at 4:00 on channel 7. the family ojunior sao is
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suing the nfl. the wrong full of death law you suit says by oh mission or outright lying the league hid the dangers of repetitive blows to the head. let's go back and talk about the 49ers and the new stadium in claire. we learned it will be the first profootball stadium in the country certified as a sustainable energy facility. a deal was announced to install a number of solar collectars atop the stadium. it will generate enough electricity in a year to offset the power consumed by all of the 49ers home games making it the first sports facility in california to become a zero net energy facility. the 49ers held their first practice since becoming nfc champions today and wayne freedman was there. tonight while they know the super bowl is on the line and it is a big deal so far the
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team seems to be treating it just like any other game. >> reporter: if professional football is a modern watered down version of interurban warfare there could be one of the fortre is sses. >> how long have you been sitting here? >> two hours. >> how much longer are you going to is sit here? >> another two hours until we meet harbaugh. >> that might be a long shot for any one without cleats or a telephoto lense. a few minutes of tossing balls around for cameras and reporters before the team set about its serious business of implementing a game plan. by then any outsiders including media members herded away from the action with strength orders of no speaking. they are now poised as a precipice of history. >> you don't want to get caught up in thinking about is.
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>> when you bring it up, it is cool. >> not even six months ago, san francisco celebrated the giants and the world series the second it in three years. we are looking at a possible replay with the 49ers. one region dominating professional sports. impossible and yet familiar. >> he is in motion. montana. touchdown! >> remember the back-to-back super bowl wins in 1988 and '89 and the second year the oakland athletics won the world series against of all teams the san francisco giants. such multiple championships are very rare. >> the boston red sox are world champions. >> remember the boston red sox and new england patriots in 2004. will we see the niners and giants in 2013? in the locker room today we wondered if we should even ask. >> that would be something special for the city and something we hope to give them. but we still got to prepare
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pretty well and it won't be easy. >> if you want a good sound bite from a football player ask a lineman. one other interesting note today, 49ers quarterback applied for a trademark for kaepernicking. and let's hope he gets to do a lot on super bowl sunday. be shower stay with abc 7 news for complete coverage leading up to the super bowl. sports director larry beil, mike shumann, wayne freedman, will be following the 49ers to new orleans. stay here with us super bowl week. it will be good stuff. coming up next, all that jazz. ♪ just ahead the new hot spot that some are calling the lincoln center of the west. plus, the fashion statement plus, the fashion statement that caused for the new mattress models
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the white house is calling it a fundamental change in gop strategy. house republicans have pushed through legislation to prevent the government from defaulting on its debt. speaker john boehner says republicans will quickly draft that budget that will wipe out deficits in a decade and challenged democrats to do the same. california is bucking the national trend of sharp declines in union membership. in fact, the state is one of just a few that saw growth last year. >> rob: perts say increased signups by car wash workers hotel workers and others mean california has 2.6 million workers in unions. that is about 18.4% of the workforce, up from 2.5 million the year before. a very different picture
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nationwide. >> when the work is done here, we can support our families and pay our taxes and buy the things other americans make. that is what is means when the label says union. ♪ look for the union label when you are buying ♪ >> you may remember that commercial from 1978. a lot has danged since then. the bureau of labor statistics says the unionization rate fell to the lowest level since the 1930s. among the hardest hit teachers and other public is sector workers in cash strapped states and cities around the country. the new you state of the art sf jazz center opens with a star filled going on as we speak. a few blocks from city hall at franklin and fell in hey's valley.
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>> reporter: this is just a taste of what tonight's sold out crowd will hear. the first jazz artist to win a grammy of best new artist. the legendary mccoy tyner on piano. grammy winning saxophonist and on drums a member of the sf jazz collective. >> it is nice to have a place dedicated to jazz where you can just play music and just kind of have fun and jazz still fills a lot. ♪ >> musicians say there is no place other than jazz at lincoln center in new york designed with the acoustics and sound system to enhance the beauty of their sound. ♪ >> you want people to feel invit is what i love about the room. >> reporter: the auditorium seats 700 and is is the heart of a three story environmentally friendly complex. which cost around $64 million. all but about 10% if federal
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funds came from private donations. randall klein is the executive director. >> we built this building in the worst economic times in our lifetimes have experienced and it is just a test ament to the extraordinary generosity of the bay area to make this happen. ♪ >> reporter: monday on the king holiday the center through open its doors for a free public party celebrating a new day for is sf jazz. it was founded back in 1983 and concerts were helded in various venues. now, it has a home of its own. comedian bill cosby will be the emcee for the glitzy opener tonight which salutes a uniquely american art form. >> jazz is america's music. our heritage and our gift to the world. where else can you have this? >> reporter: other performers included chick korea, bobby hutchinson. and john handy. it was a sold out concert but
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there are tickets still available for the rest of the week. in san francisco, caroline tyler, abc 7 news. sounds fantastic. what a great facility. we are lucky to have it. move on in a second is but we want to stop and show you something neat behind me. the bay bridge. spectacular. we have been talking the last few weeks about the l.e.d. lights being strung on the support cables on the bridge as part of a two year long art project. and it is just spectacular. and apparently the patterns never repeat. it is based on wildlife and traffic and weather and sort of traffic and weather and sort of just will continue like this. there's this island -- and it's got super-cute kangaroos.
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on one of the coldest days of
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the year a cell phone technician in maryland found himself in so much trouble he had to call 911. he was 180 feet up and with a windchill of 10 degrees his hands went numb and his legs began to cramp. he cowedden move. a coworker climbed up and attached the safety ropes and brought him back down. he will be okay. in chicago, ice encased the side of this gutted warehouse in chicago. the ice formed after firefighters doused a burning welding with hundreds of thousands of gallons of water. and now to a fire in norway. a truck driver carrying 27-tons of carmellized goat cheese of all things abandoned his burning vehicle about a thousand feet from a tunnel there. the cheese contained so much fat and sugar it burned almost as if it were gasoline. the fire lasted five days spewing toxic gases into the tunnel which is likely to be closed for several weeks. wow. a great shot behind me, spence. a great shot. >> it is a cool shot.
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a cool shot, live doppler 7hd. light rain scattered -- not just scattered across blanketing much of the bay area right now. rainfall totals despite the dryness of january so far are above average where this time of the year across the bay area snow pack is just about at its normal levels for this time of year compared to a year ago when we were at a third of the normal ellensburgs. mainly up ever 50s to low 60s. the accuweather seven-day forecast. we will start to dry out late tomorrow and tenned dry weather through friday. slight chance of showers on saturday. dry and cool sunday and monday. milder weather ahead on tuesday and wednesday. >> looking good. >> looks great. thank you very much. >> sports director larry beil is here. nothing sadder than a sports guy with so little to talk about. >> i know. i know. it is. warriors in the middle of a great game. >> really. >> with the oklahoma city thunder. >> best record nba. >> and the 49ers getting back on the practice field as they prep for the super bowl.
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coming up tonight on abc 7 news at 11:00. a new twist in the chandra levy murder case even though family in modesto is being kept in it the dark. >> they haven't really said because it is all secret. >> secret court hearings after new doubts arise about testimony that helped lead to a conviction in the case. also at 11:00, a sweet idea from some of the top chefs in the bay area. a look at the once in a lifetime valentine's day treat. those stories and more coming up on abc 7 news at 11:00 over on channel 7. those look good. >> how many would you eat? >> you can would have to drag me away. >> they have to drag an nba fan away from the warriors game tonight. they knocked off the first place clippers on monday. tonight trying to take down the team with the best record in the league, oklahoma city featuring kevin durant. talk about a battle of superstars. the durantula and steph curry.
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sweet reverse in the first quarter. again. again. no look back to the bask. 29 points at last check. durant with authority. somebody might want to stop the ball there. then the stepback jumper. 33 points for durantula at last check. wind it down here. 1:44 to go. jarred jack trade money from 20. and right now the warriors are leading 101-99 with seconds left. complete highlights at 11:00. well, you better strike while the iron is hot. that is what colin kaepernick is thinking. he filed to have the phrase kaepernicking trademarked. i owe him a dollar now. every time. the registration was filed january 14 with the u.s. patent
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and trademark offense. he wants to use kaepernicking on clothing. he and the rest of the team were on the practice field for the first time this week. preparation for baltimore has begun. the 49ers had their sights firmly set on the big easy. business as usual, though, today in santa clara. >> playing a game on sunday, a normal week. keep it as normal as usual. >> i have been in the league for 7 seasons and last year i went to the nfc championship game and lost and now we are going to the big game. means a lot. i can't even explain it, you know. i'm just happy to be in this situation. >> we have been there once this year. so we are familiar with the city. nothing new to see. just going down there focused and trying to get the victory. >> and here is why they call the nfl the no fun league. they fined frank gore the niner running back $10,500 because he
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wore his socks too low in the nfc championship game in atlanta. that is just ridiculous. but that is what they do. how is this for a hair style. a battle mar ravens -- baltimore ravens fan playing homage to ray lewis the all prolinebacker for the ravens. that is the back of his head right there. nice job. artistry. i feel compelled to warn you that the next story is not a joke. jamar cuss russell is coming back. he wants to any way. the former raider known as the worst number one pick in his has been out of the league since he was released by the raiders in may of 2012. he says he wants to make a comeback and has been working out. jamarcus started his workouts in the fall and now down to 308-pounds. so maybe in another decade he will be playing weight. or maybe some back as an
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offensive lineman. tony sporano hired as the new assistant head coach and offensive line coach. really a season to forget for sporano. fired earlier this month after just one year as the jets offensive coordinator. nhl news. the sharks signed center scott gomez a deal. he was bought out by the canadians last year. the two seed maria sharapova knocked out of the semi finals tonight. heavily favored to beat ngh. her sport is down under there. first set dominating. has sharapova on the run and finishes the point. serving for the match now you. and sharapova into the net. 6-2, 6-2. lee moves on to face the winner of the azarenka stevens semi


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