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broadcast center, this is abc7 news. >> now at 11:00, a super bowl team player has been caught up in a prostitution sting. it all happened at a south bay motel. tonight one of the denver broncos is being sent back to colorado. good evening. thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm dan ashley. authorities questioned ryan murphy at a san jose motel 6. murphy is a member of the practice squad and a graduate of oakland technical high school. >> and now lisa amin gulezian has our story. >> police tracked the woman from the motel 6 to a car that was waiting in this parking lot. they questioned two people and did not cite ryan murphy. it was part of a prostitution sting focusing on this motel
6. when members of the human trafficking task force followed one woman to an awaiting car they moved in. >> there is a whole bunch of them congregated over here. and then within maybe 20 minutes to half an hour all of a sudden we had black vans and people in suits. >> the gas station employee saw it all. he says police surrounded the ford fusion. a source tells abc7 news that seated inside was the denver broncos practice squad safety ryan murphy and his brother. murphy was questioned and released. the woman was cited for prostitution and the brother was cited for trafficking. >> are you related to ryan murphy. >> though murphy left the scene this man stayed with the car. he claims he and murphy are related and are both from oakland. murphy arrived with the team on sunday and because of tonight's incident has been sent home. broncos' head coach gary kuebiak said although murphy
was not cited we decided it was best for the team if we continued our preparation for super bowl 50 without him. ryan is returning to denver, but his status as a practice player has not changed. fans say it is disappointing. >> it is not the best thing for this stuff to be happening. >> several prostitution stings have taken place. 10 men have been cited. in san jose, lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. now to breaking news out of san leandro tonight. the southbound lanes of 880 just reopened after being shutdown for hours because of a deadly crash involving several vehicles. it happened north of washington avenue about two and a half hours ago. officers had to cut one person out of the vehicle. they haven't said how many others were injured. stay with abc7 news for breaking updates and follow us on twitter at abc7 news bay
area. new at 11:00, the driver involved in an accident that sent a bicyclist to the hospital is under arrest under suspicion of drunk driving. sky 7hd was there where they closed off the street for the investigation. the female cyclist was dragged by the vehicle. she was pinned underneath. right now the cyclist is in critical condition. >> police identified a man accused of stabbing a chp officer in the neck. he was at fourth and brennin at 10:30 this morning when officers arrested him. the stabbing happened about an hour earlier when the officer confronted a man near a homeless encampment at i-80 and essex street. he underwent surgery for life-threatening injuries. he is listed at stable. he was booked on suspicion of attempted murder,ing aggravated murder and resisting arrest. stay with abc7 news. coming up in less than 10 minutes, the eye team's dan noyes will tell you about the
pressure the super bowl is putting on the homeless in san francisco. in san jose, neighbors fear more tree will fall at a park where a tree crushed a man to death. an arborist arrived to examine the fallen tree and assess others still standing. a large tree came crashing down here yesterday who neighbors say visited the park for years to pick lemon grass. >> they are confirming the two undergraduate students have bacterial meningitis. both are in the hospital. the health department is trying to identify the students at increased risks and vaccinate students this week. meningitis is spread through saliva and symptoms are similar to the flu. university officials will hold a news conference on this tomorrow. we will bring you more information as soon as we get. it. >> three children have saved a school in the north bay from closing. union school in petaluma has six students putting them one child short of the daily attendance required by the state. the one-room school covers
grades two through five. a desperate plea was made for more students and three more just enrolled saving the day. they are working on fundraising to put it on solid financial ground. >> the countdown is on for the biggest sporting event in the world. >> of course it is the super bowl. as more and more converge on the city rivals are doing trash talking. >> cornell? >> yeah, ama and dan. definitely a rivalry in the air. it is a friendly rivalry. two teams and one amazing host city. san francisco city hall is is dressed in gold as super bowl sunday approaches. fans are gearing up and celebrating everything football. >> all of these football fans lined up at the nfl experience for an autograph with players including bowman with the 49ers. this signature made
12-year-old michael's day. >> we don't know how long the line is. >> elsewhere the raiders' quarterback was posing for pictures with fans at this mini training camp where you can run drills like the pro's. >> the drums are getting louder and super bowl 50 are closing in. >> how do you think the broncos will do? >> they will win 21-17. that's the score. that's the only way we will win. >> he moved from north carolina to gilroy a few years ago. >> a lot of fans are coming out of the woodwork. i am loving it. >> this super bowl themed park has something for everyone. >> are you a broncos fan? you can prove it by walking in the footprint of a player. don't worry panthers fans.
there is a place for you too. you are either in the game or you are out. >> the experience is too much excitement for some the fans. it is time for a nap. cornell bernard, abc7 news. >> abc7 news was at levi stadium where the nfl is working on a few finishing touches. the crews were out inspecting the grass where it will handle the pre game and half time entertainment and the game itself. tech security experts are making sure no one can hack any system from the scoreboard to the end seat and wireless food ordering app. >> download our app for traffic alerts, super bowl city and the nfl experience. enable push alerts to get instant updates. >> san francisco is not trying to hide the homeless during super bowl 50. >> but new video obtained by dan noyes is raising questions about police tactics. >> that's right, dan and ama. we have seen early morning sweeps by police and the public works crews.
they appear aimed at keeping homeless people out of public view. coming up on abc7 news at 11:00, homeless advocates tell us why police are creating a bigger homeless problem than ever. >> and the facebook make over that will change what you see on your news feed when you log into the social networking website. >> i am abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. i'll let you know when live doppler 7hd is tracking it where you live coming up. >> thanks very much. here is a look at what is coming up on "jimmy kimmel live." jimmy? >> thanks, dan and ama. look at what we got on the show tonight. >> george clooney says he will show up for an er reunion.
>> cupertino, concord, wine country and all of the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> the super bowl and steady rains have put increased pressure on thousands of homeless people in san francisco. >> police are using a tactic that will keep them on the streets long after the game is over. >> dan noyes is here with an eye team investigation. >> dan and ama, city officials insist they are not trying to hide their homeless during the super bowl. but we have seen them clearing streets again and again. the police sweep begins well before dawn. >> when the time comes and you have to move -- >> homeless people who found shelter from the rains under san francisco's 101 freeway need to find a new spot.
>> san francisco and police workers have been clearing camps from the areas like this freeway on-ramp that heads south to the super bowl. streets that look like this now look like this. >> i can't move people. >> can i gather your stuff and throw it into a cart if you were lucky enough to throw it into a cart? >> kathy used to own a three-bedroom home, but divorce landed her on the streets. >> we wanted to ask in light of the game. we met on super bowl city. >> is there a special push? >> no this is a city of a lot of tolerance. but we do want to get people off the streets. i mean that is our ultimate and day-to-day goal. >> but homeless advocates say it is having the opposite affect. he got a hundred dollar
citation. >> he wrote it up for me because i was here on the sidewalk. >> he doesn't know how he'll pay. >> kelly cutler has been doing homeless out reach for 15 years. >> we are always encountering people with citations. >> i got about 15 tickets. they give me the tickets. >> according to the homeless coalition, citations are up 20% over last year. >> what happens is they can't pay them. they go to warrant if they are on the housing wait list they lose their place on the wait list. >> it keeps them homeless. >> and then you can't get back on the wait list. >> if they don't pay the citations they face higher fines or jail times. they say the citations and the sweeps are ways of keeping homeless people on the run. >> you decide you still want to be on the streets we will ask you that this area has to be used for our super bowl facilities so we can make the money for the general fund and
provide the services we pay for. >> homeless people have become more of a problem. i guess we represent that the city is not as successful at housing everybody. and so if the tourists don't see it, all the better. >> even though there are many programs that help homeless people it lead the state in anti-homeless laws. in fact, several studies have put san francisco in the top 10 of the meanest cities for the homeless. there you go. big contrast. >> that's not what people would think either. we think we are doing everything for the homeless, but in the top 10 of meanest cities. >> fascinating. thanks. well, coming up tomorrow on abc7 news at 11:00, inside super bowl city. corporate sponsors are paying big bucks to be part of the action. why are thousands working at the event for free? find out about the law dealing with when people have to be paid . that's tomorrow night on abc7 news at 11:00. if you use facebook expect to see a slight change to your
news feed. today facebook announced it has developed an algorithm that will help predict what users want to see and interact with them. that means fewer so-called click bait stories that are often misleading. the update is part of a plan to make the facebook experience more meaningful to users. in the next few weeks they will update the like button to include more options. so be on the lookout for that. like our page while you're out there. >> definitely. we are keeping a watch on the rain coming our way. >> we are. after a nice break it will get wet again. sandhya patel is tracking it for us. >> yes, and this one is coming in during the afternoon and evening commute. live doppler 7hd will show you clouds, and those clouds will help to insulate us. but it is already getting chilly. here is a look at the storm. another el nino influenced storm coming our way and sending us some surf. the swells will be increasing 12 to 15 feet. high surf advisory wednesday 7:00 p.m. until friday 7:00 a.m. watch out for the large breakers. the current wave heights are
five to six feet. there is certainly a risk of rip currents. if you are from out of town you might not know this, but the waves can catch you off guard. keep that in mind. if you are going to the coast, the temperatures right now are getting chilly. upper 30s. napa and fairfield. we have plenty of 40s around the bay and around the coast as well. a live look from the abc7 news exploratorium camera, pier15, look at this view of super bowl city. here is a look at the light showers coming your way tomorrow afternoon. a few wet spots and then a warming trend this upcoming weekend. storm impact scale ranks the incoming storms. all winter we have been doing that. one is light and five is severe. most of the storms this winter have been one's and two's. the one coming in tomorrow is a one. less than a quarter inch for most areas and high surf by evening. those will be your main impacts. as you look at the time line
here cloud cover is thick. this system has slowed down. by 2:00 p.m. it starts to slide into the north bay and by 3:00 p.m. it is reaching san francisco. parts of the east bay. we will start to see wet roadways heading toward the santa cruz mountains. your evening rush may be at a crowell -- may be at a crawl considering 6:00 tomorrow evening your hour by hour forecast is showing you the showers and then by 9:00 p.m. an actual reduction in the coverage. then thursday morning you will see some wet spots for that commute as well then it winds down. we will take anything we can a few hundreds of an inch in the north bay. if you are going tomorrow, the first part is -- okay it will be cloudy and low 50s.
then you notice the rain chance enters at 2:00 p.m. and it will not only be cool, but wet as well for the evening hours. so if you are coming into san francisco keep in mind you will need a rain coat and umbrella to enjoy the festivities. the chill will be in the air, midto upper 30s for the coldest inland valleys. your kids will need a jacket or sweater. in the bay low to mid40s and then we head toward the afternoon hours and it is going to be slick in the north bay and eventually in the south bay as well. most areas in the low to upper by super bowl sunday it is super warm and sunny at levi stadium. low 70s in the upper 50s. accu-weather seven-day forecast. on our storm impact scale we have a one into thursday morning's system. dryer, warmer beginning on friday. the weekend is warm. super bowl sunday, we have low 70s there. and even mid70s by early next week. spring-like ama and dan. and it is right in time for super bowl sunday. >> thank you, sandhya.
>> a team effort to celebrate super bowl 50 resulted in six hours. they rolled up their sleeves to build the play area in in south san jose. >> they have joined in the effort. children living in the complex helped design the playground. >> it should be completely finished next week and everyone connected with it say the day went wonderfully. we went this in oakland and had a terrific time. wonderful. on to sports. >> we are loaded with quarterbacks in our super bowl coverage. we have cam and peyton and the
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his young nfl career. >> heading into the super bowl, newton has a combined 50 touchdowns running and passing and they believe they should and will take home their first trophy this saturday night. newton grew up watching payton and has nothing but admiration for him. >> a lot of things payton has done of the -- has done. other quarterbacks and i try to provide it to my own. >> speaking of quarterbacks there was a report in the new york daily news that colin kaepernick wants to play for the new york jets. kaep's fate with the niners will not be decided until this spring. i talked with steve young about kaep and his new coach. >> can they resuscitate the career of colin kaepernick? >> no.
colin kaepernick needs to resuscitate colin kaepernick. >> doing the stuff that is hard for him, the boring monotonous studying. >> we know he has the talent and the physical skills. being there doesn't hurt. but kaep needs to do the work to reclaim it. >> the sparks and ducks and the first game back. burns is shot and tipped by zubrous. less than two minutes later they are shorthanded. he rips the top shelf and 2-1 ducks. jones makes the initial save and he scores on the rebound. sharks fall ending theirton-game point streak. ron rivera at the women's hoops game. what a force. he lead all scores with 17. stanford came back and then some. carly samuel sen with a strong drive.
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