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the view in walnut creek where raindrops cover the camera lens as you look at 680. >> spencer christian joins us with the accuweather forecast. >> not enough rain to erase the risk of drought, but it's raining still. we have scattered showers, a line of new showers, including some, looks like some downpours moving right throughout central part of the bay area. looks like maybe the presidio area, into concord and vallejo. that's been the pattern throughout the day. lines or waves of scattered showers. the storm rank one on the impact scale and will continue tomorrow. possibly thunder and hail and maybe snow at the highest elevations. later in the evening we'll see the showers become more widely scattered and they'll get better organized during the early morning hours just before the morning commute begins. so look for some wet pacvement,
although showers will tend to taper off around middle of the morning, and by midday, flashes of bright sunshine, but scatters will be scattered about. i'll give you a look at the weekend and the week ahead. here's a look at the cal trans highway. an a report of a big rig jackknifed. and you can keep an eye on the weather and live doppler 7 anytime. download the app. it's free. we're following breaking news from? . these are new photos showing a tense situation. sfpd is trying to get a man with a gun at a storage facility to surrender. you see officers standing guard at the scene. we are working for more
information and will bring you an update as soon as it comes in. developments from mame. at least four people are dead after a bridge collapsed at florida international university. nearby drivers rushed in to help. >> it sounded like multiple bombs in one.. >> when i looked closely, cars were just squooshed. >> the 174-foot section had just been put into place on saturday. this video shows the progress. the bridge was scheduled to open next year. an overnight crash on highway one took the life of a deputy with the marin county sheriff's office. >> reporter: a sad story. deputy zerkle was going to be
25years in 1yus just days. their this is a procession that began and came to the mortgage wear eye. full honors. profound respects. this has been a profound and sad day for all of them. it is never a good sign when sheriff's deputies line the back of a conference room with black bands. that was the picture in marin county as the death 1erkle was announced.
a sharp twist in the road where the car appears to have lost control before smashing in a tree. chp officers looked for clues to what happened. the car does have a black box type computer. >> the vehicle would have had to rotate. usually that would be from a turning movement put in, that would cause a vehicle to skid around the other way. >> first responders spent 35 minutes pulling deputy zerkle from his car. this was the scene early this morning at the hospital. >> he was airlifted to petaluma county hospital. after we arrived we were told they were unable to save him. >> reporter: deputy zerkle had been with the department two and a half years. he would have been 25 years old in less than two weeks. he was based at the
station. >> there aren't that many people here like a big city, and if you want to know them, you can know them. >> reporter: today at the station and in the department, a sense of loss. wayne freedman, abc 7 news. we sent this push alert this morning while divers were searching lake marin in oakland. two people were pulled from the water, and both have died. police call one death an accident. the other is a homicide, they say. abc news anchor eric thomas is live at the scene and you just talked with the family of the murder victim. >> reporter: i did. the family was here about a half hour ago putting up this memorial to her. she was 24. she would have been 25 on tuesday of next week. she leaves behind two young daughters. and her family members and the family members of the man who died by accident, according to
oakland police are all trying to figure out exactly what happened. relatives of the 24 year old came to the banks of the lake to grieve. >> i need closure to what my daughter went through, and i just know she wouldn't give up her life like that. somebody killed her, and i want to know why. >> her daughters will never be able to see they mother again. someone robbed them young ladies. they were 4 and 2 years old. young ladies. they have re young. and they miss they mom. they're going to miss their mother. >> reporter: about 4:30 this morning, a witness called 911 to report strange activity in the water. >> he heard two people in the water. one of them being a woman, arguing and kind of thrash beint in t -- thrash being in the water. >> reporter: it was michael grace of oakland. >> officers pulled him from the
water and paramedics performed cpr, but he died at the hospital. however, they couldn't find tayana, that's when dive teams were called in. >> we knew the patient had been under the water for far too long. she did not make it. >> reporter: detectives say grace and johnson were romantically involved. they believe they were involved in a physical altercation and johnson had injuries pertinent to that. they aren't sure what happened because the water is so shallow. >> it's sad. >> we heard if any one was out this morning, if they saw anything, please contact our division. in just the last hour, abc 7 news has learned the city sf vallejo has released a tentative settlement in a case.
she was drugged, kidnapped and raped in 2015. her boyfriend was of bound. huskens sued the city for defamation. later there was a was a was a ww guilty. it's not clear what amount huskens will receive. today abc 7 news was in court as the officer known as the hot cop of the castro was convicted and taken into custody. melanie woodrow has followed this story since the beginning. >> reporter: a jury finding san francisco police officer christopher quartz guilty. known as the hot cop of the castro. >> this man was brought to justice. doesn't matter whether you're a police officer or every day person. everybody needs to be held accountable for their action. >> reporter: on november 29, 2015, he hit two piedestrians
just after 2:00 a.m. in san francisco then fled the scene. victor perez, one of the victims told abc 7 news by phone today, he felt pity and resentment for the officer. the other victim was left with permanent, serious injuries. the officer said he had run because he was in danger from someone recognizing him as the hot cop of the castro. >> i think the process is one that we have to respect. doesn't mean that i'm not disappointed. i'm extremely disappoint. >> reporter: the judge remanded him to custody saying he was a flight risk scheduling sentencing for april 4th. as you know, recreational cannabis became legal in california at the beginning of the year. >> why they want to bring prices down. and the final moments of the hostages killed in yountville last friday. two tragic incidents involving
more questions emerged today following the release of surveillance video about what a deputy sheriff did or didn't do in the minutes after a shooting started at marjorie douglas school in florida. deputy scot peterson appeared to pull out his gun but never entered the building. he was criticized for not trying to stop the suspect. he retired rather than accept a
suspension. he still faces an internal affairs investigation. new details tonight. we now now that the gunman who stormed the building in youptsville used two guns, one to kill social workers and the other to kill himself. the new information came from the napa county coroner's office late this afternoon, and laura anthony has the story. >> reporter: it's the first official word in six days about what happened inside the pathway home last friday, from the napa county coroner's office. the coroner confirms, jennifer gonzalez, jennifer golick kr christine were all shot in the head. as for the unborn child, the unborn baby died due to the lack of oxygenated blood caused by her mother's death.
finally, wong died from a single self-inflicted shot to the head. preparations are under way for a public memorial for the three women. >> they touched a lot of lives. they were very special people. >> reporter: it will be held at the lincoln theater, a short distance from where the shooting considered. >> once again, completely innocent people who are just there to do their jobs. really good people and had their lives cut short by a man who was obviously having his demons and obviously had access to a powerful weapon. >> reporter: just outside the theater, a mobile services van has been parked to provide assistance to residents of the home. and comfort dogs, like beta, are on hand and will be again for the memorial on monday night. >> beta and myself as well as several other service dogs and their companions and handlers will be here. at the services monday night,
just in case people need an extra little hug. >> reporter: besides local and state officials, at least two of the families of the victims plan to attend monday's memorial. laura anthony, abc 7 news. disabled parking spaces make it easier for many people to run errands of course and visit the doctor. and today the state brought a crackdown against people who wrongly use disabled placards. we were at costco when investigators questioned people who used disabled placards to park in handicapped spaces. they checked to see if the placards were valid and being used by the right people. legitimate users appreciate appi laws being enforced. >> i don't think it's fair. >> 24 crackdowns like this one take place across california every month. the dmv has issued more than
1600 citations to suspected violators during the past nine months. nancy pelosi is fending off suggestions that the party needs new leadership, after a democratic candidate who refuses to support her appears to have won a seat in a heavily-republican district. kristin sze has the story. >> reporter: democrat conor lamb looks poised to hold onto his narrow victory over republican rick saccone in pennsylvania. throughout his campaign, lamb disavowed pelosi, saying repeatedly, the party needs new leadership, and if elected he would support someone else. lamb's surprising success has other democrats considering a similar strategy in their upcoming mid term elections. today the house minority leader said lamb's victory was not the result of spurning her leadership. >> i don't think that he ran against me the entire time. i think he ran on his positive agenda. one candidate in texas came out
and said he would not be for me, and he came in fourth. he came in nortfourth, so let's read too much into this. >> now conor lamb wants to help nancy pelosi give amnesty to millions of immigrants. >> attack ads were run like this one tying it to pelosi. it's practice made by other gop candidates. i asked a professor why pelosi's become such a lightning rod. >> i think there is something to the fact that she is a woman. there's a gender bias. and bicoastal bias. people don't like california and new york. >> pelosi may face challengers for the party leadership. but giving her strength in fund raising, she maintained the backing of many members. kristin sze, abc 7 news. let's go back to storm watch and take a look at conditions in san rafael.
this was captured a few hours ago along 101. >> alissa harrington tweeted this video. >> and right now at evening commute hits the heavy point, we're looking live at the golden gate bridge, san mateo bridge and highway 101 through san jose. roadways look quite dry. >> and spencer christian has been keeping track of all the rain and is here with the latest. >> oh, we've been tracking it all week long. and it's going to continue. there are lots of places where the roadways are not very wet, pau because the structure of this storm is very scattered. we have a line of showers moving through, and heavier activity around the santa cruz mountains. but many areas are experiencing a break. and some locations are getting a dose of gusty winds. 28 miles per hour in livermore
and breezy in other locations. let me give you a live view from the emeryville camera. these clouds look like they're about to fall into the bay, don't they? current readings are 53, mid-50s in mountain view. 51 in gilroy. this is another view of the clouds from the exploratorium camera at pier 15 in francisco. and temperatures ranging from 50 to 52. and a live view above mt. tam. and these are our forecast features. we'll see showers continuing into early saturday. generally chilly, with gusty wind from time to time. and rain returns around the middle of next week. our current storm rank one on the storm impact scale. we'll continue to see scattered showers with some occasional downpours. gusty at times. possibility of thunder and hail
tomorrow. and the snow level will be down below 3500 feet. so in the bay area's highest peaks we may see snow as the cold air comes in. taking you through the evening and the early morning hours, we'll continue to see scatters with the occasional brief downpour. there may be wetspots greet being commuters. and tomorrow we'll see showers break up into more widely-scattered pockets of rain into saturday. and finally we start to get partial clearing late saturday. rainfall estimates going into tomorrow afternoon or evening, generally about a quarter of an inch to just over half an inch across the bay area. overnight lows mainly in the mid to upper 40s. highs tomorrow in the mid-50s, maybe a few upper 50s in the south bay. and a winter storm warning will be in effect until 5:00 a.m. saturday. during that time, another one to four feet of snow. and travel will be difficult to almost impossible.
and our tracking animation shows that we'll probably see up to 35 inches at khyber, most locations near tahoe are going to get a good dose of snowfall. and the three-day weekend forecast shows gusty wind and snow tomorrow. and then a mix of snow and maybe light rain early saturday before partial clearing settles in. and then on sunday mostly cloudy. here's accuweather seven-day forecast. saturday here in the bay area, spotty morning showers. saturday is st. patrick's day, and the parade is probably going to take place under dry conditions saturday afternoon. we'll see dry days on sunday and monday. spring begins on tuesday, and more showers will come in on tuesday, just as spring begins, and we'll see more showers on wednesday and thursday of next week. >> coming up next, new additions for airbnb. >> find o
employees it is closing within just months. that includes both toys are us and babies "r" us locations. there are a few dozen stores in the bay area. it doesn't have to honor gift cards, but toys "r" us says it will take gift cards for the next 30 days. if you have one, take advantage of this. for questions, look for answers on abc 7 news.com. stock in snap dropped more than 3% today after coming under criticism from rihanna today over a controversial game hosted on the social media app. it's called "would you rather", where users are asked to pick between two options. one of the questions are, would you rather punch chris brown or slap rihanna. they were involved in a high-profile domestic violence case in 2009. they quickly pulled the game from their platform. airbnb is doing more than
making travel easier but more accessible for everyone. there are new filters for things like homes without stairs and bathrooms with rails. as you've probably heard, traveling has not worked out the way it was supposed to for some pets on united airlines. >> 7 on your side's michael finney explains what to do before and during your flight to make sure your pet arrives safely. fertility fallout. a
live, where you live, this is abc 7 news. and live doppler 7 continues to track today's level one storm that's brought widespread rain to the bay area and significant snowfall to the sierra. >> spencer, just how much rain and snow has this storm brought us so far? >> the short answer is a lot. here's a look at the rainfall totals in the bay area over the last three days. san jose has received
approximately one inch, just over anin san francisco. oakland just over an inch. over two inches in santa rosa. so we've had a lot of rain. in the sierra, check out the snowfall totals. two feet at squaw valley. north star, 19 inches, and the snow continues to fall there, just as the reain will continue to fall here for the next few days. if you can safely take videos or pictures of the storm and its impact in your area, share them with us using #abc 7 now on social media and you may see your photo or footage on air or online. we are staying on information from san francisco. this is second and brannen streets where you can see part of the street is cordoned off because police officers are trying to get a man with a gun at a nearby storage facility to surrender. we are working to find out more
information. abc 7 news has confirmed that a san francisco fertility clinic is now under investigation by state health officials. >> that's after one of its storage tanks malfunctioned, likely putting thousands of eggs and embryos in >> reporter: more fallout after a second class action lawsuit was filed against the pacific fer tilt center in sfoo. >> we are still hookilooking at tissue. we're not saying it is lost. yes, it may be affected, and we have to acknowledge that. >> reporter: they spoke to abc news earlier this week after a storage tank containing frozen embryos and eggs failed, and with it, possibly dash being in hopes of patients hoping to conceive. >> for most, it's fear. am i going to be affected. >> reporter: but a number of
clients are fearing the worst. a law firm in san francisco is representing a sacramento couple among hundreds of families told their frozen embryos and eggs may have been compromised. they were planning to start their family next month but instead are filing a lawsuit. >> that's patients that they were doing the right thing, to preserve their chance. >> reporter: in general, fertility clinics and facilities are inspected by the state from time to time but the visits aren't mandated. as lawmakers are pushed for better regulations, we are told that the center is now under investigation. >> these are families that went to sleep thinking, you know, that their future children were safe and were being taken care of. and they woke up the next day and learned that their dreams had been shattered. >> reporter: attorneys for the clinic have not returned our requests for comment. in san francisco, abc 7 news.
new at 6:00, an east maker wants to lower taxes on cannabis. the assemblyman thinks reducing taxes for three eliminate the disparity. they say it's hurting the state's bottom line. >> the black market continuing to be larger and, you know, stronger than we'd like. >> what we need to do is enable the people who want to play by the rules and be a legitimate market, be supported. and that's what this bill does. >> one of the bill's bipartisan authors claims that the state will bring in more tax revenue when it reduces the actual tax rate. recent mishaps involving pets on board united airlines
flights have floored many pet owners. >> making huge headlines. michael finney looks at what went wrong and what travelers can do to protect their pets. some people will be traveling for the summer soon. >> that was a sad story, wasn't it? nothing travelers can do is failsafe. but you don't need to feel helpless, either. two different families, two different dogs. both receiving apologies for incidents that happened on separate united airlines' flights. ergo flew to denver. he should have been sent to kansas city to be reu mighted with his family. instead, he ended up in japan. she was shocked. >> i was in instant tears. >> reporter: the mixup happened in denver. ergo is being returned on a charter flight from japan. united says it apologizes for the mess take. the incident happened 24 hours after united apologized for the death of a puppy. kokito died from houston to new
york. >> she took the thing out and opened it and got the dog. and he was dead. >> the family says united instructed them to put the dog in the overhead bin. united tells abc news its flight attendant did not hear or understand there was a dog in the bag. >> we are like it's a dog, it's a dog. she's like, it doesn't matter, you still have to put it up there. >> we got these pet travel tips. pets travel better in the cabin than the cargo area your there is less temperature control. call your airline to reserve cabin space for the pet. make sure the pet is well hydrated durk travel. use a pet carrier approved by the airline. pets that have to travel in cargo should travel notice morning or overnight flights and non-stop. be prepared to present documentation to the airline
showing that your pet is in good health and has necessary vaccinations. what i want you to do is check in advance with each individual airline you're flying on to find out exactly what the requirements will be. i want to hear from you. the hotline is open weekdays 10-2. can you always reach me at my facebook page and through abc 7 news.com. do rehawe we have a right t complain about the cost of living? and share the joy of a very
only on abc 7. a brain tumor is not stopping a 7 year old san jose boy from fulfilling his life-long dream. >> alissa harrington was there as he was sworn in with sunnyvale police. >> reporter: a dream came true for 7-year-old miles o'connell. he was sworn in as an honorary police department. >> i. >> miles o'connell. >> miles o'connell. >> do solemnly swear.
>> do solemnly swear. >> that i will listen to my mom and nana. >> that i will listen to my mom and nana. >> reporter: miles is very sick. he was diagnosed with a brain tumor in october. >> it's tough, but i got to take it, take it as it is and be strong for my son. >> reporter: his mom jennifer shared these pictures taken just a few short months ago. she says miles loved boating and swimming. these days he's in treatment at ucsf undergoing radiation and most of the time uses a wheelchair. thursday he stood and walked during the entire ceremony and even shook hands with every officer in the room. >> he's my companion. he keeps me in line. >> reporter: miles' uncle is a public safety officer at sunnyvale pd. he always wanted to work with him. the family foundation heard about this wish and made it happen. he got an
know forge complete wi-- unifor badge and hat. miles still has a tough road ahead, but his mom says this celebration lifted his spirits. she hopes to raise awareness about brain tumors, including funding and research. alissa harrington, abc 7 news. >> incredible. >> we're counting on him. rain today won't be going away tomorrow. >> spencer will be back with the stormy forecast next. ♪ ♪ (vo) you can pass down a subaru forester.
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expensive american city. american cities mostly dropped on the worldwide list due to the weakening u.s. dollar. the white house grounds are looking a little greener. the fountain is sprouting green water in honor of st. patrick's day, which is saturday. look at that. ireland's prime minister visited president trump for a private meeting and photo op. later he joined members of congress at the u.s. capitol and shared details of what was discussed. >> we talked about important issues, talking about some of the undocumented irish people here in america. hard-working, tax-paying people who are very loyal to america and what we may be able to do about that. talking about trade. i'm an optimist on it that one. i think we can have a new fair
trade and free trade deal between europe and america, and there's no better man to make a deal than president trump. so i'm sure if we open our minds to that, it can be done. >> the son of an indian immigrant is ireland's young els prime minister. he is 39 and the first openly gay person to hold the title. a little-known candidate for california governor is blasting gloefrn newsom. she is a former hillary clinton campaign official who started running for governor last month. she sent out a barrage of tweets, calling for newsom to get out of the race for episodes that include an affair with his campaign manager's wife. that happened more than ten years ago. she cited the me too movement saying he doesn't deserve to hold public office. an e-mail was septembnt to abc s saying this kind of stunt doesn't deserve a response. we've been on storm watch
all day long, and we are not done yet. >> we are looking live on the left at the beach in santa cruz. on the right is a view of heavenly mountain resort thanks to lake tahoe tv. >> and krissy field. beth took this photo and added #abc 7 now. we were able to find it and share it with you on tv. >> let's get to spencer and an update on the forecast and rain coming down. >> we've been talking all week about instability in the atmosphere. i was just informed that a tornado warning is in effect for parts of tehama county. that's how unstable the atmosphere is right now generally, in and beyond the bay area. let's take a look at live doppler 7. you can see a few downpours, a line of steady rain moving through san francisco right now, right across the bay, over to oakland, emeryville, walnut creek. and down in the south bay, in the santa cruz mountains and the los gatos area, steady downpours
as well. but many locations are receiving no rain at all. this storm rank one on the impact scale. it will produce showers and gusty wind from time to time. possibly the 50s. on the coast a little cooler. in the south bay, perhaps a little milder. and the (patrick's day parade will take place between 11:00 and late afternoon. there's a chance of light rain or rainbows around 2:00 in the afternoon, between2:00 a 2:00 a 3:00. generally under calm conditions. here's accuweather seven-day forecast. we'll get a couple of dry days on sunday and monday. spring arrives tuesday and it will bring showers with it, continuing into wednesday and thursday of next week. from march madness in the weather to march madness on the hardwood. >> if one was so inclined, one
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is expected to start at tailback. >> these were the top two guys on our priority list. to land them, that's pretty special for us. >> this is an opportunity i've been waiting for. since i been playing football, period. >> it just looked like there was a lot of great things ahead. being here today, excited about what's in store for us, what we can do as an offense and as a team together. >> well, you can add kevin durant to the warriors' list of banged up stars. kd now questionable because of rib soreness. klay's got a broken right thumb. coach steve kerr said a little rest might be a good thing for klay, because he plays pretty much every game, every season. >> things i'm not able to do during the season, so like you
said, it's well-earned rest. and i'll be very well, you know, fresh most importantly. i'll be eager to get out there. and that's how i look at it. >> didn't seem real happy. march madness here. we start with the four seed, gonzaga and unc greens 15, bulldogs up three. marvin smith, chance to tie. in and out! he was 0-7 from deep. and gonzaga survives, loyal of chicago playing their first tournament in years. hurricanes up. the free throw won't go down. marcus towns to dante ingram, splash. three to beat the buzzer.
loyola, the surprise, 64-62. midwest region, ten seed oklahoma taking on the seven seed of rhode island. four seconds left in regulation, tied at 69. robinson can't get it to go. so they head to ove ec matthews, hits the deep three. they will face duke next. first round of the arnold palmer invitational. look at this putt from tiger woods, tied for seven at four under 68. this is from 71 feet. the birdie putt. tiger four shots behind the leader, henrik stenson. look out, a tiger is lurking again on the pga tour. >> long time. >> yeah. join us here for news at 11:00. coming up, the amazing
rescue effort under way in florida at that bridge collapse. nine people have been pulled from the rubble and the search tens tonight. a local bridge expert talks about today's tragedy in florida. he says the quick build may not have been the issue here. coming up, it's grey's anatomy, scandal and how to get' w way with murder. tonight's guests on jimmy kimmel is from the new show, and nick robertson. that will do it for this edition of abc 7 >> we appreciate your time. we'll see you at 9:00 and 11:00. be careful out there.
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