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live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." it's being called a win in the fight against terrorism. five terrorist suspects were detained in brussels. good afternoon. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm larry beil. officials are saying more people were involved in that november plot in paris than previous lly thought. we're joined now live on the latest with the situation. [ no audio ]
>> reporter: the most wanted man in the world, captured this afternoon in belgium. >> extremely significant from an intelligence standpoint. >> reporter: salah abdeslam, wounded but in the custody of belgian authorities after a raid in the neighborhood in brussels, the arrest culminating a four-month man hunt who authorities say are responsible for the terrorist attacks which killed 130 people. >> united states intelligence officials had been working closely with french and belgian national security officials since november. >> reporter: abc news learned that salah abdeslam was tracked to this neighborhood earlier this week after fingerprints were discovered in an apartment. authorities say he was able to escape. >> he's probably been in that community for a number of weeks or months, and it's taken the authorities this long to figure
out exactly which location. >> reporter: the takedown, finally, as a barrage of bullets were fired during the raid. the capture, a victory against isis, and a strong message to those who commit acts of terror. >> this capture sends a message to basically all extremist groups that the law enforcement and intelligence community will continue to look for you until they find you. >> reporter: the french president says his thoughts are with the victims of the paris attacks and says it isn't over. more arrests will be made as the investigation continues. larry mundy, abc news, new york. a standoff with deputies has ended with the fatal shooting of a man. >> this standoff began yesterday in byron, in contra costa county. cornell bernard is live with the details. >> reporter: this news conference ended just a few minutes ago. a 49-year-old man was shot and killed after a 12-hour standoff,
when officials say he bolted from the house and pointed a gun at deputies. sky 7 hd was over the home where deputies went to serve an arrest warrant on thursday night on the man for 12 counts of child molestation involving a 13-year-old foster child living in the home. the man was armed when he answered the door. he ran into the house, barricaded himself for hours. there was negotiations with police, but no luck. this morning, chemical agents were fired into the house to force him out. >> he exited a window of the residence, carrying a firearm. at which time he raised the firearm in the direction of our deputy sheriffs and the deputies, in fear of their life, fired and ultimately struck the subject. >> reporter: the sheriff officials showed us a picture of the hand gun used by the suspect
during the standoff. s.w.a.t. team members safely evacuated family members inside the home. the name of the man has not yet been released. cornell bernard, "abc7 news." >> thank you. "abc7 news" was in front of san francisco city hall this morning as three groups called for an end to police violence. in attendance, justice for mario woods, and justice for emile lopez, for the guatemalan immigrant shot for refusing to drop a knife. the driver arrested for an accident that left a 6-year-old boy injured was in court this afternoon. daniel morris was charged with 12 counts. the chp says morris was riding a stolen ford fusion when he hit a boy walking to school on march
7. the child had to have his left leg amputated. b.a.r.t. delays are getting closer to an end, and experts are trying to get to the bottom of the problem. >> melanie woodrow has been following the story and joins us live from the san francisco embarcadero b.a.r.t. station. melanie? >> reporter: despite those problems and delays, b.a.r.t. officials say there has not been a significant reduction in terms of ridership, with so many hundreds of thousands relying on b.a.r.t. every day, b.a.r.t.'s directors xels local supervisors say a bond measure is necessary to fit b.a.r.t.'s aging infrastructure. still, b.a.r.t. officials say they don't know whether or not the old system is what's causing this new problem. b.a.r.t. service remains closed between north concord and pittsburgh bay point. but officials have one test card running the span. that expert is armed with
special voltage measuring tools. >> if we can at least identify the exact moment we're having the spike in voltage, it will get us closer to cracking the road. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. can't fix the problem until it can identify the problem. >> you've just got to make the best of it. >> reporter: the problem has put a spotlight on b.a.r.t.'s aging infrastructure. >> b.a.r.t. is in absolute crisis right now. >> reporter: the same system has been in place 45 years. >> we have not kept up in terms of modernizing the system, addressing infrastructure needs and it's unraveling. >> i've seen tracks stamped 1968. >> reporter: b.a.r.t.'s directors and supervisors say a $3.5 billion infrastructure bond needs to pass in november. even if it does, individual counties will need to pony up money to replace the cars. the damaged cars could take
months to fix. b.a.r.t. is taking working parts from eight train cars. reporting from b.a.r.t., melanie woodrow, "abc7 news." >> all these delays are really starting to wear down b.a.r.t. passengers. riders were more than eager to share their frustrations with "abc7 news." >> days like today, it was two hours. >> reporter: it's the worst part of your day, because you don't know what's going to happen. usually every morning and every evening, you have a problem. >> beside the track problem, b.a.r.t. experienced delays this morning through the tube and also around the daley city station. >> join the conversation by posting on social media with the #dearbart. we just might use your comments right here on "abc7 news" or abc7news.com. no complaints about the weather. >> no. >> we're going to take a live
look here. it looks a little cloudy but the temperatures have been nice. >> spencer christian is here now with a check on what is to come for the weekend. >> pleasant day, a little cooler than yesterday, but finally the morning clouds burned away and now mainly sunny skies. here's live doppler 7 hd. we've got some changes coming our way as we head into the weekend. here's a live view, mostly sunny skies, 59 degrees right now, with san francisco yesterday at this hour was about 70. mid to upper 60s in oakland. check out the blue skies looking eastward, northeastward from sutro tower. it's 66 in santa rosa. 68 in fairfield. 07 in concord. here's a little animation for tomorrow morning about 7:00 or so. clouds increasing, and temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s around the bay area at that time. so you can see the cooling will continue through the weekend.
by mid afternoon, partly to mostly cloudy skies, highs barely into the mid 60s in most locations tomorrow. then the nighttime hours, spring begins tomorrow night saturday night at 9:30. partly to mostly cloudy with areas of fog. then the first actual day of spring on sunday we'll see showers arriving. relatively cool conditions. i'll show you what we can expect for the first couple of days of spring in just a few minutes. >> thank you, spencer. caltrans officials say it could be two months before a section of collapsed highway in trinity county can be reopened. repair crews say the gap could widen another 200 feet. caltrans is working on an alternate route for limited use. "abc7 news" was in san francisco's west portal neighborhood where a business
geared towards toddlers was the target of a hateful act. these stickers with an anti-lgbt signal started showing up two days ago at peek-a-boo factory. >> it's open doors for everyone, so i don't know why they would think that. we're in san francisco. why would you put that here? >> the owners spent the morning taking off the stickers. san francisco police have not declared this is a hate crime. for now, they're investigating it as a malicious vandalism. a protest over housing prices forced the cancellation of the oakland chamber of commerce's annual economic development summit. the activist say they shut down the meeting to send a message to mayor libby shaft. the mayor says she offered to meet with the protesters today but they declined. fire damaged a restaurant in
san francisco's inner richmond neighborhood today. it started around 9:30 this morning in the kippen. the flame s spread to the attic and the roof. one employee had a minor injury. still ahead on "abc7 news" at 4:00, it's march madness. >> the geek capital of the world gets its on geek fest. that's ahead on "abc7 news." >> michael finney is taking your questions on twitter and facebook. all you have to do is post them with a #askfinney. let's check our friday traffic. this is the berkeley 80
this is "abc7 news." the first-ever silicon valley comic-con kicks off in minutes in san jose and it has some big names. >> that would include jonathan bloom. "abc7 news" reporter live at the san jose convention center and joins us now. jonathan? >> reporter: we're less than an hour away from the ribbon cutting here at silicon valley comic-con. people behind me waiting to walk through those doors as soon as it opens. this is brought to you by, yes, it was the same people who
brought you the first apple computer. after more than 40 years of comic-cons in san diego, steve wozniak thought it was time to have their geek fest here. there will be more than a few celebrities, including the stars of "back to the future" and stan lee. but for the woz, the real stars are the people who will walk through these doors, some in costume. at least 25,000 have already bought tickets. being a geek, he says, is awesome. >> i want to see these unusual people. seeing people living outside the social norms has always been part of me. i grew up shy and a geek. for people to come here and find themselves and feel they're being outside the normal in some areas is appropriate and good and admired. >> reporter: of course, you can't have a convention here without technology. and there will be a huge focus
on virtual reality. you can go inside those fictional worlds and step in front of a green screen to have your picture taken in a galaxy far, far away. some of the talks this weekend will be about the science that's inspired fiction. it gets going at 5:00 after a half hour star studded ceremony. this convention is not entirely told out. there's about 5,000 tickets still available. live in san jose, jonathan bloom, "abc7 news." >> thank you, jonathan. big day for apple fans is just around the corner. monday, the cupertino company will unveil its products on the apple campus in cupertino. apple is expected to unveil a smaller version of the iphone and a smaller version of the ipad pro. >> smaller? i thought they were getting bigger and bigger. >> they're getting too big.
the first time the mention an actress met with el chapo is speaking out. >> this is a diane sawyer exclusive you'll see only on abc 7. kristen? >> reporter: this is 20/20's tweet about the mexican star whose real life interaction with el chapo that has the star under investigation. she tells diane sawyer tonight she never had a romantic relationship with guzman, even show for two years they exchanged texts, letters and met in person last october, along with actor sean penn, before guzman was recaptured in january. >> i don't think it was necessarily me. he probably had a crush -- >> had a crush?
>> we'll have to ask him. >> wait a minute. >> well, maybe, i don't know. >> reporter: she says she misjudged. she said she thought guzman just wanted to give her the rights to make a movie, and that sean penn was going to help, not write an article for rolling stone. >> i was literally dying inside. and i thought, if he gets mad, if he -- i don't know what i'm going to do. i thought i was going to faint. >> reporter: guzman is in prison in mexico and authorities are investigating, suspecting she received money from guzman. you can watch the rest of the entire view on "20/20" tonight at 10:00 on abc 7. despite the rain, the drought continues to be a hot theme at san francisco's flower and garden show.
captured by a storage tank underneath. and planters that store water from rain gutters. we could use some rain. >> yeah. >> the flowers are blooming now. it's nice to see. >> we're going the get a little rain. we've got some spring showers coming our way, not yet, though. here's a live look at live doppler 7 hd. mainy sunny across the bay area right now, a bit cooler than yesterday. i'll give you a view of traffic and weather. clouds increasing overnight. spring begins tomorrow evening, 9:30 to be precise. then we have two storms coming our way, sunday and monday. here's the increase in low clouds and fog, dense in some spots, then an increase in high clouds later in the day tomorrow ahead of the arrival of storm
one, coming in sunday ranking a one on our storm impact scale. producing not more than a quarter of an inch of rain in most locations. starting 1:00 sunday morning, notice by about 9:00 sunday morning, wet weather pushing into the north bay, sweeping eastward and southward. and breaking up sunday night. and then our second storm comes in on monday. also ranking one on the storm impact scale. a storm of light intensity, producing up to half an inch, and bringing breezy conditions with it. so 11:00 sunday night, cloudy skies. early monday morning, rain arrives in the north bay. so the this morning commute may be impacted by that in the north bay. rain spreading southward by late morning and midday and southward and eastward after that. so rainfall totals we protect by 10:00 sunday night up to a
quarter inch in most places, but then you add the rain that's coming in on monday and by monday night, totals up to three quarters of an inch. over a third of an inch in san francisco and between up to a quarter inch in most other locations. tonight, increasing clouds and fog near the coast in the bay. lows in the upper 40s to right around 50 degrees. tomorrow, partly cloudy and a cool one. the last full day of winter. highs ranging from upper 50s at the coast to mainly low and mid 60s around the bay and inland. two days of light rain on sunday and monday. a chance of a lingering shower on tuesday, and mainly sunny on saturday. thursday and friday, sunny and mild to warm weather. >> thank you, spencer. up next, cal's march madness
there's good news for youth soccer in the bay area. the tweet thanked the nfl for keeping its promise. last week, reps threatened to sue if the fields weren't restored. the artificial turf field will reopen in a few days and the grass fields ready next month. march madness now. cal lost in the first round of the ncaa tournament to hawaii. the bears without their leading scorer tyrone wallace, as well as jabari bird, both injured. jordan matthews, cal's only offense, he had 23 points. quincey smith, who is from antioch, two of his 19. and then roderick bobbit, the bank is open for him.
hawaii, their first-ever ncaa tournament win. 77-66 and they'll face maryland in the next round. postgame comments can run the gamete from funny to angry. in the case of star player from baylor, a little sarcasm here. take a listen. >> how did yale outrebound baylor? >> you grab the ball off the rim when it comes off with two hands and you come down with it and that's considered a rebound. >> textbook definition right there. the bears were upset yesterday by the 12 seed yale 79-75. tomorrow, nba action here, the warriors take on the spurs and san antonio.
this is a huge game. our coverage begins at 5:00, and then after the game, join me with former warrior adonal foyle live in san antonio. "abc7 news" at 4:00 continues. just one day after anonymous targeted donald trump, the presidential candidate turns his sights on someone else. and the jury is in the verdict in hulk hogan's sex tape lawsuit against gawk
live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." checking the headlines now at 4:30, investigators arrested the man wanted in the paris attacks last november that killed 130 people. salah abdeslam was arrested during a raid in brussels today. three family members believed to be harbor b hill were also arrested along with another wanted man. abc news' brian ross tweeted in november, salah abdeslam said isis was mad at him because he did not detonate his suicide vest. he's expected to be extradited to france as quickly as possible. ncaa march madness under way. a lot of bracket busting games today, including cal. eric thomas watched the game.
michigan state fans also disappointed. political news. donald trump plans to hold a town hall in salt lake city tonight, his first public appearance since the hacker group anonymous declared war on him. while for the democrats bernie sanders not backing down after wins for hillary clinton. here's more from washington. >> reporter: the hacks of this group anonymous took on donald trump. >> donald trump has set his ambitions on the white house in order to promote an agenda of fascism. >> reporter: releasing trump's social security number, cell phone and address with this charge. >> independently investigating this would be dictator. >> reporter: the campaign put out a statement but on twitter, the candidate focused his attacks on cruz, writing, lying ted cruz lost all five races on tuesday. while on the democratic side, bernie sanders is pledging to stay in the race.
>> we have a path toward victory that goes right through idaho. >> reporter: claiming he represents the future of the nation. >> we have received more votes from people under 30 than hillary clinton and donald trump combined. [ applause ] >> reporter: the white house continues to deny reports that the president was urging democrats to unite behind hillary clinton. in the white house briefing the press secretary was careful to mention both candidates. >> i'm gratified that we've seen both secretary clinton and senator sanders acknowledge that the chief judge garland is emmentally qualified. >> reporter: though sanders said he's 100% prepared to support garland, he said if he won the nomination, he would appoint someone more progressive. today, nancy pelosi
commended the campaigns of bernie sanders and hillary clinton. >> the candidates are talking about a vision for america and their proposals on how to make our country not only great but great for everyone. >> she's yet to endorse either candidate. she appeared today at a luncheon benefitting the youth programs offered by the san francisco ymca. the fbi's joint terrorism task force is now leading the investigation into a threatening letter received yesterday by donald trump's son, eric. that envelope sent to the 32-year-old trump at his apartment contained a threatening letter and a white substance, which turned out to be nonhazardous. the note threatens donald trump if he does not drop out of the race. an american captured by kurdish forces this week is talking about the time he spent under the control of isis. now u.s. officials are attempting to get him back to the states. >> reporter: he said he made a huge mistake. >> i wasn't thinking straight,
and on the way there, i regretted it. >> reporter: speaking out for the first time to kurdish television in an exclusive interview. >> where are you from? >> united states. >> reporter: the 26-year-old american, picked up monday by kurdish forces in northern iraq. >> when we began to learn about the religion, there was a who caugtaught us the koran. >> reporter: the young american giving extraordinary detail of the last month he spent in isis controlled mosul. >> we got to another house. a lot of foreigners were there. they all had to give their i.d.s and passports. >> reporter: he traveled to europe, then headed to turkey where he says he met an iraqi girl before arriving in iraq in january.
outside his virginia home earlier this week, his father aggressively telling reporters his son had nothing to do with isis. a high school friend recounting how he lived a normal life. >> he wasn't violent or religious. we did the same things. >> reporter: he said living in mosul was horrific and those who control the iraqi city don't represent islam. the air force is investigating about a dozen airmen at a nuclear missile base for alleged use of illegal drugs. most of the airmen are members of a security force at the 90th missile wing at warren missile base in wyoming. this probe is another blow to a nuclear missile core that's been under scrutiny for a spring of lapses in training and personal conduct. breaking news in the hulk hogan civil trial. a jury ruled in favor of hogan in his lawsuit against gawker media and awarded him $115
million. that's $15 million more than he asked for. it took them five hours to reach a verdict. he filed suit for posting a video in 2012 that showed him having sex with his former best friend's wife. more bad weather is expected in the northeast following violent thunderstorms yesterday. a lightning strike damaged an american airlines plane headed from raleigh-durham to new york's laguardia. >> it was a flash of light and big explosion. the plane dipped about 100 feet, i don't know, it just felt like i was on a roller coaster. >> extreme weather in the south, as well. hail the size of peas, golf balls, even baseballs, broke car windshields in texas. came down so hard it killed several flamingos at the ft. worth zoo.
an investigation is under way after a drone passed just 200 feet from a luf tansa plane. looking through the haze of pluto. the new look we're getting thanks to the new horizon spacecraft. i'm michael finney. i'm still taking your questions on twitter and facebook. i'll answer your questions right here live in just a little bit. >> i'm spencer christian. spring is approaching. santa cruz beach, it will be showery as spring arrives.
a new photo from facea is giving us a closer look at pluto's haze. it shows about 20 haze layers. during last summer's fly by, it was discovered pluto contains haze layers. a group of bay area teenagers recovering from beaver fever today. they were dancing on stage during justin bieber's concert last night in san jose. ♪ the pop star held a contest looking for fans to perform with
him on his purpose worl tour. the winners are all younger than 15 years old. so great thrill for them. he introduced each by name to the screaming fans. he has a soldout show tonight in oakland. >> i was part of the over 15 crowd. here's a live look at live doppler 7 hd. we have clouds coming our way for the weekend. enjoy the sunshine now. tomorrow, statewide, a partly to mostly sunny day, especially down south where we have highs of 77 in fresno. 93 in palm springs. in the bay area, patches of fog overnight, partly cloudy tomorrow with increasing clouds in the latter part of the day. highs tomorrow will reach upper 50s along the coast and low to
mid 60s around the bay and inland, although a few locations top out in the upper 60s. here's a look at our rain chances over the next seven days. next couple of days, just about a 10% today and tomorrow. but 70% chance of rain on sunday, as we get a little light rainstorm coming in on our first full day of spring. a second light storm comes in on monday. both ranked one on the storm impact scale. about a 50% chance of rain from that one. larry and ama? >> thank you, spencer. after three years of research, x-ray vision is coming to life at stanford. next on "abc7 news," a glowing look inside a living body. i'm 7 on your side's michael finney. are you newly engaged and worried about that expensive
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made a breakthrough that could allow doctors to peer inside your body without imaging ma showns like mri or ct scanners. dan ashley has the story. >> reporter: even if you've never had a burning desire to peer into the body of a living mouse, just imagine the value that kind of x-ray vision might have in human medicine. >> now you can use infrared light to visualize what's going on in the body. >> reporter: they have been working for three years to come one a glowing dye to produce light similar to infrared and still safe in the blood stream. the initial rugt results were enlightening. >> the first time, we saw the bladder light up like a lightbulb. >> reporter: it can hone in on areas deep in the body, capturing moving videos like
this one, showing blood flowing through a mouse's vascular system in real time. they believe that could lead to ultrafast diagnosis of serious injuries in people. >> see if there's any possibility for stroke or if blood flowing in the brain is affected by a traumatic brain injury. >> reporter: and it could highlight tumors during surgery, which is currently done on a limited basis. while human testing could be several years off, early data is shining a light on a new way of looking at the human body. dan ashley, "abc7 news." >> the stanford team says their dye is designed to be flushed out of the body in less than 24 hours, so less likely to cause any side effects. >> time now to ask finney. michael finney is here answering questions. this is from clara who asks, what is the best way to go about
getting insurance for an engagement ring? i just got engaged. >> that's a great question. look, most homeowners or rental insurance will cover jewelry, depending on the policy. either to $1,000 or some $5,000. after that, you have to start paying per year $1 to $2 per $100 worth of jewelry. so it's $ 200 a year to insure $20,000. kind of expensive, but i've never done it. i know friends who do. >> "i went to a new cafe and ordered a drink i didn't like. the worker wouldn't let me swap it out. isn't the customer always right?" >> if it was my cafe you would be. but that's not the way it has to work. you buy an item, you take it, you don't like it, you can just chalk it up to you didn't like it. normally in a chain they'll deal with that because that manager
doesn't want to get reported. they'll bend over backwards because it's not worth the heat. >> they'll make a deal. >> i'm really surprised. normally, are you sure you weren't ticked off? >> my sister and i paid $18 to take b.a.r.t. for the first time from the airport but couldn't get any of our questions answered y. is that? >> if you were asking about airlines, they don't have to do that. but b.a.r.t. has people all over the place. they're supposedly trained in customer service and to have all the information. they have someone walking around, some in those little booths. if you really have a problem or really want to get an answer and you haven't run in to anybody, right inside is a red button and you can hit that and ask about
b.a.r.t. normally as spring approaches, flu season winds down. but the cdc says not this year. the flu season is peaking right now. new cases have been reported in at least 37 states. interestingly, this could be tied to the weather. the late flu season is due in part to a milder than normal weather. >> now to today's wellness report. a new deal to save money on prescription drugs. >> here's jane king. >> united health has struck a deal to ease customer's access to drugs. clients will be able to pick up 90-day prescriptions at walgreens pharmacies. when it comes to school breakfast, two is better than none. that's according to a new report in the journal pediatric obesity. they found weight gain among students who ate double breakfast was no different than
that seen among others. but it doubled with those who skipped breakfast. there had been a theory that it was contributing to obesity. neighborhood rats are thought to harm the health of those who live in the neighborhoods. a study found rats can be as depressing as crime or abandoned buildings. they will replace the industry bred chickens to yield better tasting meats. from the nasdaq, i'm jane king. someone who bought a super lotto plus ticket in san jose is $9 million richer. the winner has yet to come
forward. the store will receive $45,000 for selling that ticket. here are the winning numbers, 15, 19, 37, 22, 46, and mega number 10. >> we've been doing it wrong. we only play when it gets over $ $200 million. "abc7 news" at 4:00 continues. an invasion in southern california, and this is an invasion of sound. >> it is extremely loud and they'll make that over and over and over. >> it's a tiny frog doing all kinds of damage. right now dan's here is a look at what's coming up at "abc7 news" at 5:00. >> thank you very much. a late word from the president of the university of california, what she is saying about a sex scandal that's rocked the athletics department. and tomorrow's technology today. what these students created that has them on the road to a grand prize. all of
here is tonight's primetime lineup on abc 7. some tiny frogs are causing a big problem in southern california. there they are. their call is keeping people up. >> it's so bad, some people think it's a house or car alarm. here's the story. >> reporter: when we hear the term "singing frog" many of us picture something like this. ♪ hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime gal ♪ >> reporter: but one species of frog has invaded southern california and its singing is causing trouble. >> it is extremely loud and they do it over and of and over, sometimes all night long. >> reporter: it's the kokey frog. >> beverly hills police showed up to try to get the homeowner
to turn off this broken alarm. but the broken alarm was, in fact, just a male frog looking for a female. >> reporter: the frogs are native to puerto rico, more recently hawaii and now california. here's how scientists believe they're making their way here. this is a 1-day-old baby frog. imagine one of these tucked, hidden into the fold of a leaf of a plant on its way in from hawaii. that would be tough to detect. from there they survive the dry climate by finding somewhere with sprinklers, say a nursery. what did you think it was? >> first we thought it was birds. but we found out it was frogs. >> reporter: the owner didn't want to go on camera, but while there, we heard the frog's call. for now, the department of fish and wildlife is looking to keep them contained until summer. but after seeing home values
drop in hawaii in the frog invested areas, they are taking this little frog seriously. >> that's it for this edition of "abc7 news" at 4:00. thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm larry beil. "abc7 news" at 5:00 is next with dan and kristen. >> that was a life that was going to be amazing. it was already amazing. >> the death of a child and a major baby company is found to be at fault. what happened to her is something that all parents can learn from. also ahead, the owner of this dog steps in to do a good deed but ends up playing a high price. cal's high hopes get dashed. why the school's image off and on the court is under the microscope. and the party's over in san francisco. why a 20-year tradition is ending. >> live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." >> this baby died from suffocation on a product that was made for babies. >> a multimillion dollar verdict
after a bay area couple loses their baby. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze. a peninsula couple has been awarded $8 million in a wrongful death case of their baby daughter in 2010. a jury found 7-month-old abigail was suffocated by a mattress pad made by evenflo. >> you walk in the room and she would light up. >> reporter: just 7 months old, abigail stopped breathing at daycare. her father dave was out of the country. >> i'm running through the streets of berlin praying she's still with us. >> reporter: abigail died at the hospital. they were told she had been asleep on her back in another rom at the daycare. the coroner called it s.i.d.s., but the police determined she was sleeping on her stomach.
>> she should have been able to breathe on that mattress. >> reporter: the certain says the jury found it was the e qui equivalent of a plastic bag. he hopes the legal victory will lead to change. >> what we need is a law or a regulation that says babies need to be able to breathe through the top layer of a mattress pad, period. >> it's crazy that people want to say, the baby died in the crib, let's go home. >> reporter: they were awarded $8 million. >> there's no amount that will bring her back. but if somebody es doesn't have to go through this, it's worth it. >> reporter: at trial, evenflo cited the fact that all treating personnel determined abigail died from s.i.d.s. the company says, in