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volunteers are setting up tonight for tonight's memorial for the three mental health workers killed in the yountville shootings. they're preparing for tan overflow crowd, including families, dignitaries and the community. thanks for joining us. organizers are calling the memorial a celebration of life for these three women shot to death after being taken hostage by a veteran battling ptsd. amy hollyfield is live at the venue, the link con theater, with the latest logistics. >> reporter: organizers say
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every indication that this will be well attended. the community wants and needs to come together. everyone is coming together. look at these donations that came in earlier from safeway. drinks and snacks to nourish the crowd after the celebration of life ceremony. here at the theater, they expect all 1200 seats will be full. the speakers at the celebration of life will including the mayor of yountville, congressman mike thompson, and an alum of the pa pathway center where the three victims worked. dr. jennifer gonzalez,ez,ez,ez, dr. jennifer golick and chris seen loeber killed by a patient who then killed himself. organizers say tonight is for them and also for all of those who knew them. >> i knew these three women. they were phenomenal, wonderful
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people. obviously dedicated to the service of vets. and you have the remaining staff who have gone through, you know, this terrible incident. the most important of all are the six guys who were in the program who have, in many ways, been retraumatized and need our thoughts and support as a community. >> reporter: here's a view of the veteran home campus from droneview7. they made arrangements to show the ceremony live at a few locations on the property. they're also be showing it downtown at the yountville community center. the local radio station will be playing it. they're doing all they can to bring it to the people of yountville. i want to introduce you to another being that will be here tonight. this larson. larson is with the veteran's association. his handler, matt. thanks for being here. larson is a therapy dog and he's going to be here to offer any
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comfort anyone needs tonight, any kind of hugs or snuggles, larson will be here, some other therapy dogs are planning to be here as well. he's calmed me down and put a smile on my face. a expect larson will be very popular tonight. right? yeah. sweet boy. reporting live from yountville, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> i think you're right. thank you. tonight's memorial will be held at the napa valley performing arts center at lincoln theater. it's open to the public. doors open at 4:30. we'll have live coverage of the memorial starting at 6:00 p.m. here on abc 7. the service for marin county sheriff's deputy ryan zurkle will be held friday at the marin center. had the 24-year-old died last thursday when his cruiser went off highway 1 and crashed into a tree. he was responding to an emergency call.
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one of the main routes out of alameda is closed. the posey tube is shut down for repairs after a sinkhole developed over the weekend. you can see the part that's shut down on this map. this means drivers have to take one of the at mat routes. mat r. answer reporter matt keller is live. >> reporter: no cars from alameda into oakland. you can see the posey tube is shut down from alameda to oakland and crews are now working on that sinkhole and are hoping to have the tube back open by midnight. traffic into the posey tube on the alameda side is usually bad during the morning commute, but today, well -- >> this is worse. today is worse, yes. >> reporter: blame it on the sinkhole that formed over the weekend at the tube's exit on the oakland site. only one lane was open during the morning commute and at 10:00 a.m., both sides were shut down. the posey tube is scheduled to repen at midnight. before the closure, my
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photographer and i timed our trip through the traffic. from alameda to oakland starting now. traffic inched its way up webster street and constitution way merge, alameda police blocked off the lane but once you got into the tube, traffic moved well. the 1 1/2 mile trip for us close to 11 minutes. not too bad. >> reporter: for people headed into alameda in the morning, getting into oak labd at night could take a lot longer, especially if you commute by night. >> if they close the tunnel, we may not be able to ride through it as well. we had to go around about an eight-mile detour. >> reporter: the posey tube is one of the main arteries off the main route. you can ditch the car and take the ferry. for most people, being late is never an option, so they left early. >> i left 20 minutes early to get to school.
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i heard they're closing it at 10:00 today all the way. that will be back to get off the island. i hope it gets fixed and fast. t the plan is to have one open by midnight. transit has adjusted and created several detours for bus lanes. you can get more information on our website, in oakland, matt keller, abc7 news. uber is yanking its fleet of self-driving cars in san francisco and three other cities after a deadly self-driving crash if arizona. police in the tempe say the vehicle was in autonomous mode with a driver behind the wheel when a woman was hit crosswalk. uber says it's fully cooperating
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with the investigation and expresses condolences to the family of the woman. an eighth suspect is in custody after three violent home invasions. the sheriff's office says today 19-year-old jade johnson was arrested last thursday in north carolina. the seven other suspects are set to appear in court today. sheriff's officials say the group broke into three homes in petaluma last week, tied up and beat the victims searching for cannabis. four were arrested after a chase. the other three were arrested at sfo. to austin texas where a possible serial bomber may be on the loose. there's been four explosions in less than three weeks. the latest last night triggered by a trip wire. we have more on why federal authorities believe all the incidents might be connected. >> reporter: another bomb rocking the city of austin, texas. the fourth explosion in less than 20 days. >> i don't understand why this is happening.
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>> reporter: this entire neighborhood on lockdown. federal agents and police sweeping the area. >> this neighborhood is still being locked down right now for safety. we're doing this in overabundance of caution so we can keep this neighborhood safe while we process the scene. >> reporter: authorities responding to a blast potentially caused by a trip wire, injuring two men in their 20s. >> it's a real situation now. it's not, you know, oh, don't touch any packages. it's like, no, seriously. >> reporter: the latest blast comes 17 days after the first reported explosion a a few miles away. police have followed up on 700 phone calls about suspicious packages in the area. >> we have pushing it out that we need every tip, no matter how inconsequential you think it is. >> reporter: authorities look to see if last night's attack is in response to this press briefing. the blast triggered 6 1/2 hours after the austin police department offered $115,000 for
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any tip leading to the arrest of a suspect. police worry these bombings are meant to send a message. investigators say say the trip wire shows a new level of sophistication. abc news, new york new there we were. a moment of silence was observed concerning the bridge collapse and a lawsuit was filed. moment of silence took place at 1:45 local time when the bridge fell and killed six people on thursday. police believe all the victims have been recovered but plans to search one last time. as for the lawsuit behalf of someone injured while riding his bike. flames ripped through the upper floors of building on
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union street and columbus avenue saturday night. smoke and water damaged the six businesses loeblgcateded on the ground floor including restaurants, bars and a liquor star. . fire chief says firefighters were concentrating on battling flames inside the building and making sure no one was trapped before spraying water from the outside. happening now, the dmv's oakland coliseum office is open. it was closed for more than a month due to flood damage. we'll show you new video from inside the newly renovated office. that's the line outside. all services resumed at 8:00 a.m. on february 7th, dmv workers discovered a hole and water leak in the building. they were caused by thieves who stole $50 worth of copper wiring from the roof. you can see the inside now. looking good and fixed. the leak caused thousands in damage. just ahead, an abc news
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exclusive. for the first time we're haepg from the couple at the center of the that bizarre kidnapping that vallejo police initially called a hoax. to get your data? the quizzes connected to president trump's campaign. tall that sunshine out there. look at this from the exploratory. a few high clouds will significasignify a change in the forecast. first, i want to show you spring is back at least for a day with mi
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braebeaking news. harmony union school in occidental is on voluntary lockdown. there are two schools on the campus. one is kindergarten through first grade and the other is second through eighth grade. the school will be in contact with parents. for the first time, we're hearing from the woman accused of a kidnapping hoax in valle vallejo -- initially dubbed a aa vallejo. when she was found alive in huntington beach two days later, authorities called it a hoax. she says matthew mueller bound, drug and separated the couple, bound and raped her. she spoke to amy robach in an
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exclusive interview. she told him a story from her past and it worked. >> when he opened the car door, i thought, this is it. i'm i'm going to hear a gunshot and that's it or get pushed on of a cliff. he was guiding me and i thought i was walking to my death. and then i heard a door close behind me. and i pulled up the blindfold and, i thought, oh, god, he is going to release me. >> mueller was later and pled guilty and sentenced to 40 years in prison last year. the couple reached a settlement with police last week. an overseas data company tied to president trump's 2016 campaign is tied to facebook and akuszed of mishandling information of 50 million
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americans, they say they would create online quizzes, when facebook operators opted in, they gave them to their data and all their friends. >> when you like things, follow things, you reveal all these little clues. if we have enough of those clues we can develop a portrait of who you are. >> cambridge analytica denies using the information. the president is scheduled to announce a new open yoid plan, including multiple steps to raise awareness, cut illicit drug flow and expand proven treatment options and also give prosecutors an option to seek the death penalty for those directly responsible for
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opioid death. toys "r" us may be closing its doors but the name may live on. recharging those batteries with all that sunshine because you'll need it. look at my forecast. we have all that rain coming tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, maybe saturday
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walnut creek. look at our temperatures. all that fog gone from this morning up in the north bay. here's a look at our two storms one-two punch. one coming from the southwest. offers a lot of moisture. the other one coming from the north offers less thunder. cooler than average temperatures. a little hazy today. this will actually be our brightest and warmer day this week. my accuweather unsettled through next week. low to mid-60s along the coast this afternoon. 61 in lakeport. look at 70 san jose. a look at the shark tank in san jose. here's how the rest of the day breaks down. increasing high clouds. upper 50s and near 60 at noon. we'll be near 60 at the coast but mid-60s elsewhere at 4:00. still comfortable at 8:00.
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cloud cover will keep us milder. by midnight we're around 49 to 53. see the shadow of the plane? that's impressive. mid to upper 40s overnight but notice the green and even north of lakeport, the higher elevations, a wintry mix. 4:00 tomorrow morning, just cloudy, a sprinkle possible. the air will be really dry at the lower level. it will take until 9:00 for the rain to be steady. it remains steady all the way through the day, just rain, light rain and it continues and starts to taper a little bit as we head towards wednesday. rainfall amounts, if you're one of the first commuters, you're fine. if you're one of the last ones, you can see the water develop. and then the evening commute just about all of us are going to be wet. here's a look at my accuweather seven-day forecast. i've got a one for tuesday, a one for wednesday, there's a hint that heavier rain will come
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in with another storm wednesday night through thursday. so, right now thursday could be a two, moderate. it could also be the worst commute thursday morning. then weep keel scattered showers for friday but notice those temperatures near 70 today but only 50s when the storm comes from alaska. we'll start to see a little warming trend, 60 by monday. in tahoe, the snow level will be 8500 feet tomorrow. 7500 feet for wednesday. and finally down to lake level thursday and friday. they could get two to three feet but it's going to rain first. >> it's too warm? >> getting to be that time of year. >> thanks. your money morning report. toys "r" us may be changing nationwide but the name could live on. toys "r" us and givery the giraffe are likely to survive for another generation. it may be the most valuable through a liquidation.
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a progressive actionist. from all of us here, thanks for joining us. have a great day.
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