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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> tasers like this will not be carried by san francisco police officers. the police chief changes course on his plan to have officers carry these weapons. >> chief s ill is pulling the proposal because the proposals that were requested by the public would put everyone in danger. amy hollyfield? >> we spoke with the aclu and they say this is the right decision for san francisco. after many public discussions, the proposed policy was to give
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san francisco police officers tasers. they could not be used on the elderly, the thin suspects, or suspects that were close to traffic, young people. there were many restrictions placed on them. the police chief suhr announced last night there were too many restrictions and three is worried that the police officers would pause and thing of the issue when they may not have time to think so he was withdrawing the proposal. the aclu applauds the decision and the group considers tasers dangerous. >> they are not an alternative to firearms and not nonlethal. they are less lethal and carry a risk of serious injury and death of the the idea is taze certificate a simple alternative to a firearm is false. >> that is what supporters of tasers like, the idea police having a nonlethal option. they prefer tasers to a gun. i asked the aclu what method would they prefer to a taser and
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they think officers, dispatchers need to be trained in solutions such as deescalation techniques, not drawing any kind weapon at all. we reached out to the police department and police chief and the police unions for their thoughts and comments but we have not heard back from them. >> thank you, amy hollyfield. >> a federal judge is warning oakland officials to stop staying in the way of a man hired last month to clean up the police department. he has the power to demote and ask the police chief to be ousted as part of a reform effort after a police brutality scandal. the judge is accusing city hall of trying to on -- obstruct him. they are in a dispute over pay and benefits. >> in san francisco, there has been a shooting near city college this morning. police are looking for two or more people who shot a man
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around 8:30 a.m. this morning. the victim is treated for a non-life threatening leg wound and is not cooperating with police. witnesses say at least two men drove away from the scene in a silver four-door sedan. this is not a random shooting. the victim was the intended target. >> san francisco police are searching for two carjacking suspects after a chase ended in a dramatic early morning crash near the marina district. the stolen car crashed into a fire hydrant at union street and van ness avenue leaving behind quite a gusher. the car also clipped a muni bus and hit the side of an apartment building before the suspects took off running. the two are wanted for a carjacking early this week. >> vallejo police are vetting a rolling gun battle that sent four people to the hospital and left this car riddled with bullets. investigators say at least 30 rounds were fired define two cars in north vallejo at 10:00
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last night. the driver of one car was shot and crashed. the other car took off. >> happening now in antioch, dozens of high school students are tested for tuberculosis after a classmate was diagnosed. health officials say a student at deer valley high school was confirmed to have active tuberculosis but is no longer infected. 100 students who is come in contact with the student were tested for tuberculosis and officials the catch up to the rest the students for another round of testing at a later date, possibly in may. >> in san francisco right now dozens of union workers are protesting outside a hospital construction site. they are picketing outside the children's hospital site in mission bay. workers with local 38 say they are upset that the construction company in charge of the project has hired non-union refrigeration workers to dot job. that company tells abc7 news they are just following the lead of the company that hire them as
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a third party. >> happening now in washington, dc, the senate is debating newly proposed gun laws that expand background checks to all commercial transactions. before this debate could begin lawmakers stopped a conservative republican fish and filibuster a 61-31 vote. katie marzullo? >> they needed 60 votes and they got 68, with help f the g.o.p. 16 republicans crossed the aisle and voted with democrats. that after one last emotional plea by people who have been touched by gun violence. >> we are standing here because my sister and mom can't. >> her mother was the principal of sandy hook elementary school and her sister was a teacher there. both were killed in the december mass shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead. >> we are here to demand action and demand we receive both and we are allowed to have some peace of mind that our loved ones didn't die for no reason the.
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>> they got what they wanteds republicans threatened to filibuster the gun control debate but the effort was blocked. president obama has called the sandy hook elementary school family whose have been lobbying families and thanked them for the effort. republican senator john cornyn of texas, says the president has been telling the families that republicans don't care about their loss. >> the president is wrong. all of us care about these families. all of us should care about violence in our communities. >> before the senators now is the compromise deal proposed by two senators yesterday. it requires background checks for gun purchases at gun shows and online. opponents say criminals would simply ignore the law. a survivor of the colorado theater shooting sees it this wait a minute. >> this is the best chance to save lives. >> senators will spend two weeks debating the gun bill. we have learned two conservative house members are collecting signatures on a letter to
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speaker boehner discouraging him from taking up any gun measures without support from a majority of the house of representatives republicans conference. >> katie, thank you. still ahead, majorordo damage in the middle of the country. we show you more of the incredible pictures and what residents are dealing with today. >> in san francisco, major players have been drafted to bring the super bowl to copd makes it hard to breathe... but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can help make this a great block party. ♪ [ male announcer ] advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day.
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>> emergency workers are at scene of a deadly bus crash near irving, texas, to passengers were killed. three others are critical. dozens are being treated at area hospitals. officials say the but was carrying people to casinos in oklahoma when it crossed all lanes of traffic and flipped over the center median. it was the only vehicle involved in the accident. >> facebook c.e.o. is teaming up with a virtual who's who of silicon valley to push for immigration reform. zuckerberg announce add political group that is lobbying for a path for citizenship for skilled workers who are educated in the united states. 57 percent of engineering graduate students are immigrants. other executives supporting the effort include yahoo c.e.o. and google executive chairman and the heads of netflix, linked in and yelp, and tesla motors, and
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more. happening right now, san francisco's effort to bring a super bowl to the bay area is bringing major star power to the bid committee. steve young and head coach george seifert. cornell bernard joins us from san francisco city hall where the announcement was just made. cornell? >> made seconds ago were the push to bring the super bowl to the bay area just got a lot of major star power behind it. the mayor making it official a few seconds ago that former 49ers quaterback steve young and former coach george seifert are joining the bid committee to bring super bowl 50 or super bowl 51 to the new stadium. san francisco and santa clara hope to jointly host the super bowl in 2016 or 2017 the at new stadium that will open next year. the bay area facing some fierce competition with miami to host super bowl 50 and the mayor says having young and seifert on board could make for a winning
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pitch. >> i told coach seifert and steve young now, i pace my office all day long and at home just to relive that possibility that occurred this past super bowl. that just reflects the excitement we have with the super bowl bid. >> steve young said that he is thrilled to be part of the bid to bring super bowl to the bay area and san francisco makings its formal bid to nfl owners next month. the loser of super bowl 50 will battle houston for hosting. super bowl 51. we will hear from young and seifert coming up later on abc7 news at 4:00. >> thank you, cornell. looking at the sunshine out there and feeling the winds.
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>> back again. >> back again. that is a go call. good morning, everyone, here is a look from the east bay hills, high definition look back to emeryville to friend and here is the big story with today's weather: temperatures at least 10- to 14-degrees cooler than yesterday. i will let you know how long this will last in the seven-day outlook. mike, thank you. a massive worldwide recall involving four automakers because of safety problems. >> and we suffer from allergies, and it turns out certain foods can make us feel better ron: years ago i made a promise to provide the best for my family, in sickness and in health. carol and i needed help figuring out what's covered by medicare and what's not. so we turned to the same folks we've relied on for health insurance all these years. announcer: ron and carol called anthem blue cross and found an affordable medicare supplement insurance plan that pays for many of the costs that original medicare won't. now they have the confidence to keep making
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>> santa rosa, berkeley, san jose, and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> crews with the national weather service are investigating whether tornadoes are to blame for damage that left communities devastated. six tornadoes were reported across the region overnight. missouri has declared a state of emergency, tens of thousands are without power. downed trees crushed several homes northwest 6 st. louis and left a path of damage that stretched a couple of hundred miles arm to northern arkansas. >> a southern california man is in critical condition at this hour after police say he deliberately tried to saw off his own arms in home depot store. the scene stunned shoppers at the store in a los angeles suburb. witnesses say he grabbed several hand saws including one meant to
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cut sheet rock and literally cut both arms to the bone. an off-duty paramedic likely saved his life. he looked to be in his 40's. his motive remains a mystery. >> troubling news for silicon valley companies. computer sales have had their worse job in 19 years, with shipments of pc's falling 14 percent last quarter, nearly twice what was predicted. the company blames microsoft's windows 8 operating system which was expected to give the industry a boost but it received mixed reviews and has put pc sales. >> three million vehicles are recalled over defects with the airbags by the same maker, affecting the big japanese automakers. toyoto is recalling lexus and
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camrys. honda is recalling 2001 to 2003 civics and odysseys. nissan is recalling 2005 top sellers. mazda says it afederal governments various years and models with all made by the same company with a problem with passenger-side airbags with no injuries to date the. >> year, at 9:30 it was 70's degrees. today, not so hot. >> you can see the cooling trend yesterday afternoon in san francisco. the winds kept blowing we had a cold front come through last night but did not bring rain or is it going to bring rain. we have dry live doppler 7 hd. what it did do is bring in wind. that is with gusts up to 21 with
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air poor weather morning until 10:00 for butchy flights in and out of the sfo with winds running 17 miles per hour, and these are sustained winds, not the gusts, but this is how it feels outside at ten miles per hour in concord and eight in san jose. they are out there and faster in some areas and slower in others. here are the clouds they have banged up against the coastline look, from ocean beach from mount tamalpais this morning. it will be cloudy and cooler today. mild to warm on friday and saturday and another dry cold front comes in on sunday bringing us windy weather and cooler conditions for sunday and monday. downtown frank from sutro towers, 60's in san francisco and san jose and oakland at 63 and palo alto at 64 and still warm in walnut creek and mill valley and 70 degrees for you guys. not sure what that is, but we have temperatures running in the mid-60's to about 70 degrees. here is a look at what is going on as far as the cold front, it is push on down and with the
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clock-wise flow you can see it is pulling the cooler air from the north and the air over the ocean is cooler than what we had yesterday. for the rest of the afternoon upper 60's to low 70's, and 73 in morgan hill and los gatos. as we look on the peninsula it will be breezy from time to time, mid-to-upper 60's, and los gatos at 70 and brisk along the coast and partly sunny sky with the most cloud cover and mid-to-upper 50's, and well have mid-60's and downtown and south san francisco and sausalito and low-to-mid 70's through the north bay valleys and the mid-to-upper 50's at your beaches, just like on the peninsula. 66 in hayward and up to accident in hercules with a breeze up the canyon and san ramon is 69 and low-to-mid 70's for everyone else. traveling around the state, temperatures are in the upper 70's and near 80. clouds in tahoe and 57 after snow showers, and 73 in los angeles but near 90 with mostly
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sunny sky in palm spring. tonight, clouds and most of the clouds are over the coast again. notice the temperatures are cooler than this morning and mid 40's to possibly even some low 50's. the seven-day outlook, without the winds tomorrow, temperatures should warm maybe a degree or two and we will hold steady on saturday and you can see with the next cold front for sunday and monday, the coast will stay in the 50's and the rest of us are in the low-to-mid 50's by monday, the coolest day but it does not bring us rain with a warming trend for tuesday and wednesday. abc7 news has another great weather resource for you, follow live doppler 7 hd on twitter for the latest bay area weather conditions, rain or shine and "spare the air" alerts and weather tweets or weather treats from us. >> a little weather treat.
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>> you were talking about food causing allergies and this year will be worse than average spring for allergies. how bad are your allergies, that i don't have something to do with what you eat. the worst food for allergy are celery, peaches, tomatoes and melons. the best foods are salmon, nuts, and foots with omega fatty acids. antioxidants found in skin of apples and red grapes could protect. we have more on our website at you can find it under "see it on tv." jamie skim -- jimmy kimmel has a solution with north korea. >> they are highly confident north korea will launch a missile any time. so dennis rodman failed, they
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are believed to have a range of 2,000 miles but no one knows for sure but they could hit japan or south korea or hawaii or guam, which is bad, yet, why do i feel like this could be solved by sending kim jong-un a disney pass? >> a little micky >> jimmy airs weeknights at 11 11:35 after abc7 news at 11. >> and california takes part for the first time in powerball drawing. >> is isn't $60 million richer? >> what happens to a dream deferred? we are talking about seize, the moment and making your dreams
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>> at 3:00 on katie, how to get out of a rut and seize the moment. on abc7 news at 4:00, can candy be good for? we partner with "consumer reports" to taste a new brand of candy against some favorite names. at 5:00, two local connections between a major medical breakthrough that could save millions of people around the world from malaria. >> the powerball jackpot that i played and did not win, well, it will keep growing. >> that is why she is still here. >> last night was the first ever drawing that included california but as kristen said, no one won the $30 million jackpot. 123,000 in california won
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something by matching some of the numbers. i wasn't one of those. >> 1, 36, 40, 52, 53, power number is 20. the next drawing is saturday. >> good luck. just want to say, the giants game in chicago is underway and the temperature, guess, is what? >> in the 30's. >> 40's if they are lucky. >> a lot of ice in minute yesterday. >> compared to yesterday at at&t park. author on a tear. captioned by, closed captioning services, inc.
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