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now at 5:00, a mangled mess on treasure island. abc7 news reporter julian glover is at the scene of this deadly overnight crash with brand-new information. and prepare for wet weather as you head out of the door. this is a look at live doppler 7. mike is telling us how long this rain is sticking around. good morning. it's thursday, january 9th. >> you're you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. this morning you will have to be prepared. >> yeah. especially for heavier downpours which you can see here, 680 and 880 paralleling each other coming out of fremont and heading towards milpitas or the other way, and the junction at 237 where you try to go east or west across the south bay, that's where we will find standing water. break it out, this is sliding to the southeast. eventually it will move across alum rock and down towards mount hamilton.
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we have more rain behind that. this is live doppler 7, light to moderate showers, up to a third of an inch of rain and no lightning. the threat of storms will be over. >> the manzanita park and ride lot will be closed due to nightly high tide flooding. we will take you so you can see some of the rain coming down the bay bridge toll plaza. everything is backed up. the metering lights are not on yet. too early for that a live look at the golden gate bridge, we're seeing some ponding on the bridge. people splashing, making their way through. don't want to see hydroplaning take it slowly. drive times, walnut creek to dublin, 13-minute ride. santa rosa to san francisco, 51 minutes. it will take you 22 minutes to get from highway 1 to los gatos. >> breaking news in san francisco right now, police are investigating a deadly crash on
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treasure island. >> the crash happened on 9th street and avenue h. that's where julian glover is live with what we know. jewulian julian? >> we're able to confirm one person is killed. the only person in the car, the driver after the driver sped down avenue h and apparently -- we just want to get to what's left behind. this white car mangled. the interior of the car, you can see one of the car seats, this thing shredded. it happened when the car started off by hitting this tree on the left-hand side of your screen. and as the camera begins to pan over, you can see the field of debris all left behind in the street here. all of this unfolding around 1:00 this morning. when that driver started by hitting a parked car, continuing down avenue h and then hitting that tree. the car bursting apart on impact killing the driver instantly. police here on the scene able to confirm the driver was the only
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person in the car and the only person who has been injured as a part of this accident. as to when this section of treasure island, avenue h around 9th street will be back open, we're hearing it will take at least a couple more hours for crews to clear the scene, get the car out of here, clean up the wreckage and continue their investigation. it's unclear why the driver might have been going so quickly down this stretch on treasure island. as you know, it is a small area for anyone to be picking up that type of speed to break up the car on impact. just shows you how forceful that crash was. reporting live on treasure island, julian glover, abc7 news. at the live desk this morning, the house is set to vote on a measure limiting president trump's ability to take action against iran. democrats have criticized the killing of a top iranian general. the democratic war powers resolution will pass despite republican opposition.
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the senate vote is not expected until next week. this morning mike pence spoke to george stephanie hollmopoulos o" >> we have to protect sources and methods, there's only a certain amount we can share with every member of congress, but those of us who have seen all the evidence know that there was a compelling case of an imminent threat against american personnel. president trump was right to take the world's most dangerous terrorist off the battlefield. >> you can see that entire interview with the vice president coming up at 7:00 on "gma." me meanwhile president trump is calling for a new nuclear deal and tougher sanctions with iran. he said he will not take military action against iran after two attacks on u.s. bases in iraq. theno cas cas u.s. or iranian forces.
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all 176 people on board a plane flying over tehran died. all this happened three hours after iran fired multiple missiles into iraq. there are no immediate signs these two events are linked and some iranian officials say it was a technical failure. the cause remains unclear according to ukrainian authorities. boeing, the maker of that 3737 that crashed expressed sympathy for the victims. a man accused of sexually assaulting a teen will be in court today. the 49-year-old sonoma man grabbed a 14-year-old girl off the street at knifepoint tuesday morning. he assaulted her, released her and tried to grab a second girl who was able to escape. both girls are students of altimira middle school. he was arrested a few hours after the attacks. neighbors are on edge in the
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east bay following several burglaries in the middle of the day. two burglars kicked in the front doors of homes in walnut creek yesterday. one break-in happened minutes after a family left their home. a neighbor called police when he saw two men wearing hoodies outside the house. a short time later, another break-in was reported down the street. neighbors are on edge after losing irreplaceable items. >> there were three items that were personal of my dad, grandma that are gone. also baby diamond earrings i was going to give my granddaughter. >> the crimes are similar to several break-ins over the holidays in san ramon. police say those crimes are not related. state lawmakers may require telecommunication companies to have 72 hours of backup power at cell phone towers in high-risk fire areas. 874 cell phone towers were o offline during the pg&e public safety power shutoff. marin lost power to 160 cell
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sites. 57% of the county's towers. sonoma county lost 118 cell sites or 27%. santa cruz 22%. napa, 19%, contra costa county, 11%. music fans, listen up. one-day tickets go on sale for the bottle rock music festival in napa valley. more than 80 bands will perform on five stages during the three-day festival in may. headlinesers include the red hot chilli peppers, the dave matthews band and stevie nicks. the one day tickets go on sale this morning at 10:00. they're about 160 bucks, they are expected to go fast. >> mike, you'll be excited to see miley cyrus performing on friday. i to >> i told that you in confidence. >> i see you rocking out to "party in the usa." >> that's one of the few songs i know of hers, but of course!
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here's walnut creek. you can see there's some rain falling on our camera there. a brief spell from that rain as you look at live doppler 7. here's a look at san martin and gilroy, you are trudging through some heavy rain on 101. we have something here, right near redwood city, it will head over the drumbarton bridge, that's a heavier cell of showers. san rafael, it's raining now. if you're out and about, the rain is in the morning. dry afternoon if you like to exercise when it's not raining. heading up to the high country, there's some snow, make sure you take the chains, have fun. here's a look at what's going to happen as we dig deeper into some of our neighborhoods in the north bay, the rain almost over by 7:00. increasing sunshine, first here. that will push us into the mid 50s by 1:00. down to 46 by 7:00. east bay, a chance of rain through 7:00, mid 50s with sunshine at 3:00.
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our last stop, san francisco, cho chance of rain at 7:00. more chances of rain coming up in the accuweather seven-day forecast. hi, jobina. >> good morning. i'm bringing back the bay bridge toll plaza for everyone. you can see how packed it is for 5:09. it's because there's a hit and run at the toll plaza that's causing quite the backup. there's also rain. so people are really taking it slowly there. i will let you know as soon as that hit and run clears up. ek r. expe right now you can expect delays. 280 at king street, that rain on our camera, traffic is light in the area. commuter alert, the posey tube, that full closure happening weekdays from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.,ing it just ended. work will continue through march of this year. be prepared for that. all right. coming up next, 7 things to know as you start your day. new scooters for riders with disabilities. the cities where you will see them popping up.
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the suspect of a hit and run was killed after hitting a parked car off avenue h and then slamming into a tree around 1:00 this morning. nobody else was hurt. number three, b.a.r.t. has resumed normal operations after being shut down for hours between the concord and pleasant hill stations. officia officials and first responders rescued a man that they described as unstable who refused to leave the tracks last night. b.a.r.t.'s board of directors will vote on a program to improve safety by using unarmed ambassadors. the pilot program would place ten unsworn civil januaians on to patrol them. the u.s. appears to be back from the brink of war with iran. president trump signaled there will be no new strikes against the country but now congress is moving to limit his war problem. i'm showing you a map of the bay bridge toll plaza because a hit and run has been reported at the toll plaza. metering lights came on at 5:07,
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that crash is causing a bit of a backup. number seven, one-day tickets go on sale for the bottle rock music festival in napa valley. the tickets go on sale at 10:00 this morning. lime is rolling out new scooters to help people with disabilities get around. the company is providing these special models, they have a seat which makes it easier to balance and ride for longer periods of time. the scooters are available in oakland and will roll out in san francisco next month. here at abc7 news, building a better bay area includes a focus on transportation and the safety of electric scooters. a new study shows a dramatic spike in injuries among riders as the scooters become more popular. researchers crunched the numbers and found scooter related injuries and hospital admissions in the u.s. grew by 222% over a four-year period that ended in 2018. still many are resisting the
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idea of wearing a helmet. >> if i have to bring my own helmet, that's not likely, i don't own a helmet. if they had them on the scooter, i would use them. they don't. >> the thing most striking is one in three people that came to the emergency room had a head injury. >> bird issued a statement saying it provides riders with free helmets and has given away more than 65,000 so far. a celebrity sighting has a lot of people talking in the east bay. keanu reeves spotted hanging out eating ice cream outside a baskin robbins. kate larsen went to find out why he was in town. >> reporter: keanu reeves eating ice cream in alameda? the twitter user posted confirmation of the sighting. this woman felt compelled to touch the spot. >> this is where he sat.
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>> this worker heard about the visit from co-workers. dying to know what flavor he got? >> i think pralines and cream. >> rumor was vanilla. >> no. >> that's my favorite, going to get it now. >> reporter: lala decided to stop by the now famous ice cream shop with her family. >> he's got to be filming some kind of movie in the bay area. >> reporter: we heard it's "the matrix 4." parts of "matrix: reloaded" was filmed in alameda in 2001. the fourth installment of the franchise is beginning shooting in february. the film commission confirmed working for a production under code name project ice cream. alameda residents are catching on. >> saw them doing stunts. >> reporter: jimmy and his
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facebook friends are been trying hard to track him down. >> we're on the lookout. >> reporter: keanu, hope you're watching. >> please don't be freaked out. >> reporter: in alameda, kate larsen, abc7 news. >> what, reggie? >> now, i love keanu reeves. i love that he's here. can we not treat him like a caged animal? is that possible? can he just eat his baskin robbins? >> he looked so happy. >> he did. >> relaxed. legs kicked out. sun on his face. >> got a double scoop it looked like. >> we just need to let him be. >> can i get a selfie! he didn't look happy in that picture. >> his reputation is he's very approachable. do you think that makes people want to approach him more knowing he's been that way in the past? maybe his niceness is coming back to haunt him. >> cruise by, what's up, keanu,
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love you in the movies, have a great day. >> keep on going. >> that would make him happy, make you look good. make you happy. >> then you don't have proof that you met him. >> we don't need it. >> hey, keanu. click. >> that's creepy. >> nothing wrong with that, is there? >> actually, don't do that. i don't like that for you. >> get a zoom lens for your phone. zoom in, take it from afar, walk away. san mateo bridge, showers are throughout the morning commute. a dry and cool afternoon. much colder tonight with some patchy frost and fog in our inland neighborhoods. more chances of light weather and king tides this weekend. a very compact storm. look at the rain. it looks impressive. you look at the cloud deck, you're like that's it? that's it. once it moves through, look at this sunshine and clear air. we go from an umbrella this morning to sunglasses this afternoon after a tenth to a third of an inch of rain. you can see some moderate
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showers at 6:00. as we head towards 9:00, just some lingering showers, light in the higher elevations. by noon, even that's over. we're looking at increasing sunshine during the afternoon hours. the let's look at what's going to happen with our temperatures. 55 in livermore and antioch and fairfield, some of the cool spots. 59 in santa rosa with more sunshine. the warm spot, close to average. look at tonight, frosty cold up in the north bay valleys, tri valley could have frost. 30s around the bay until you get to san francisco, half moon bay and santa cruz. so, friday night into saturday morning, another weak system, while most of us are sleeping. sat afternoon and sunday we'll be dry. sunday night into monday, a slight chance of showers. a 1 on the storm impact scale for tuesday and wednesday. have a great day. here is jobina. >> good morning. we're watching rain for you this morning. a live look now at the richmond-san rafael bridge. those droplets on the camera and ponding in the area. we're seeing that ponding on the golden gate bridge. traffic much lighter in the area. you can see the showers coming
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down now. our flooding on southbound 101 in sausalito. 12 miles per hour driving through that patch. heads up to you if that's your commute. if you're headed to the bay bridge toll plaza, also want to let you know, the hit and run there, we don't have further details from the chp, it is causing a slowdown at the toll plaza. metering lights came on at 5:07 this morning. >> in today's "gma's" first look, we're hearing from the fiance of the woman who was murdered after her newborn daughter was kidnapped. >> it happened last month. the little girl is now reunited with his father. >> reporter: in this morning's "gma" first look. shane kerry faced the unimaginable. his fiancee disappearing two weeks after giving birth.
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also missing his newborn daughter margo. one week later the 33-year-old mother was found dead. the suspect taken into custody. her close friend, megan, who allegedly faked her own pregnancy and faces charges of kidnapping. >> makes me angry. these beautiful kids don't deserve this. she didn't deserve this. >> this morning he's speaking out for the first time since the heartbreaking discovery. it's just hard to look at her and know her mom is not here. >> coming up at 7:00 a.m., much more with our emotional interview. >> such a hard story. security concerns, why ring says it has fired four employees in recent years. a
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this is what we'll be dealing with, tides about 6.6 feet to 6.7 feet in mill valley, where the manzanita park and ride is. that will be closed for quite awhile because of this. ring says it takes security seriously. it fired four employees in recent years for accessing users video data. parent company amazon said the firings came after four complaints about employees who abused their access privileges. a hand full of senators first raised concerns about the issue in november. changes are coming for uber drivers and passengers across the state. these are in response to california's new gig work law. it makes it harder for companies to claim that workers are independent contractors.
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one of the biggest differences, passengers will see a price range instead of getting a specific price before requesting certain rides. the final price for non-pool rides will be calculated at the end of a trip. price will be based on time and distance traveled. abc's newest television lineup is a nod to the past. one of them is a revival of supermarket sweep. the game show started in the 1960s on abc. the net net net net net n episodes. the other shows are a return of who wants to be a millionaire, the bachelor, listen to your heart. it's a spinoff that will appear in april. specials like "jeopardy," the greatest of all time. >> i love supermarket sweep back in the day. >> really? >> i used to watch that all the time. >> why is that good? >> i don't know. something about -- >> running through the aisles?
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>> when we did our shopping spree at disney. >> that was fun. coming back with another full 90 minutes of news including the royal shakeup. extra sets of eyes could soon be coming to the b.a.r.t. trains. i'm amy hollyfield, the story coming up. a live look outside. some rain drops on the camera this morning as we look at downtown san francisco. meteorologist mike nicco is timing it all out.
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now at 5:30 -- >> president trump responding to iran's strike on bases housing u.s. troops. new video of a person getting loaded into an ambulance in the south bay overnight. the police investigation in this parking lot. and an incident on b.a.r.t. tracks finally came to an end a few hours ago. the agency's apology after thousands were left stranded. a warning for people who have plans to travel to australia. the new alert from the state department. honoring former first lady michelle obama. the bay area school considering a big name change. all right. we'll get to those stories in a
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moment. first you might want to grab your umbrella before you head out the door, live doppler 7 is showing us the storm system that is hitting the bay area now. mike, i know you have been tracking this. let us know what we can expect for the day ahead. >> aggressive drizzle to moderate showers. some of the heaviest stuff is in milpitas and moving into the higher elevations. let's show you what's going on. it's a quick mover. already reporting dry weather moving into the north bay. this event, the heaviest of it is hitting the bay, the south bay and the east bay. while some scattered showers are possible, the rest of the morning up in the north bay. here is future radar. heavier showers, a few areas of ponding water, lightning becoming less and less likely as we head through the morning. hi, jobina. >> hi, mike. starting off with a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. want to let you know that hit and run we've been following has
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cleared up. you can certainly see the backup here. metering lights came on at 5:07 this morning. be aware of the ponding we're seeing. san jose, 280, slick conditions down there. not as heavy of showers from our cameras, it is certainly wet. also want to get to a commuter alert for you all. the manzanita park and ride lot, the lower half of the lot will be closed due to nightly high tide flooding. taking you to the north bay, reports from our waze partners, flooding on southbound 101 in sausalito. >> be careful out there. new overnight, san jose police launched an investigation after a person was apparently hit and hurt by a car in a parking lot. this happened at the lion center at tulley road and alvin avenue. b.a.r.t. officials say normal operations have resumed for the commute after being shut down for hours between the concord and pleasant hill
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stations. >> a man they described as unstable refused to leave the tracks, this standoff left thousands of passengers forced to use a bus bridge between the stations. long lines of frustrated commuters as they were waiting for buses to shuttle them. the man was finally removed this morning. b.a.r.t. tweeted after 3:00, to the thousands of stranded riders last night, we offer our deepest apologies for the major delays. we had a situation on an aerial structure by trackway where an individual amid a mental health crisis needed rescue. we thank our first responders. >> our effort to spotlight stories to building a better bay area often lead us to b.a.r.t. this morning we're ready to hear if the agency will start putting new eyes and ears on its trainso >> b.a.r.t. is considering having unarmed civilian monitors ride the rails at night. amy hollyfield is live at the pleasant hills station with a look at how this might work. amy? >> riders we're talking to say this sounds like a great idea. they're happy to have an extra
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set of eyes, two or ten watching over the trains and looking for problems. yet it took a while to get to this point. it was controversial at first. that's because at first the proposal was to hire people from a non-profit agency which places people who serve time in prison. not everyone liked that idea. now the plan is to use civilian employees from b.a.r.t.'s police department. they will be unarmed, trained in conflict negotiation. people we talked to say bring it on. >> for safety reasons. it's a good thing. it's good all around. protect people and the public. you don't know what type of people go on b.a.r.t. all type of people on b.a.r.t. it's a good thing. >> if this passes today, you will see ten unarmed ambassadors in teams of two roaming the trains looking for security issues. you will mostly see them between
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2:00 p.m. and midnight. it will be a six-month long pilot program. then they would re-evaluate it, listen to riders, get feedback and assess whether to move forward from there. if approved at today's meeting you could see them on the trains starting next month. reporting live from the pleasant hill b.a.r.t. station, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. back at the live desk, the united states upgraded a travel warning advisory to australia because of the devastating wildfires there. the u.s. department of state has increased the warning to a level two that means the department recommends tourists consider postponing trips to australia. the warning says even in areas not affected by bush fires, smoke is causing poor air qualities. the fires may burn through march or april of this year. this morning, the u.s. appears to be back from the brink of war with iran. no new military strikes against the country appear to be coming.
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serena marshall has more from washington. >> reporter: good morning. president trump telling the american people iran appears to be standing down and he won't be responding with military action, instead focusing on peace talks and tougher sanctions. even so, congress moving to limit his war powers. the before and after of iran's ballistic missile strikes targeting u.s. troops in iraq. newly released satellite images revealing the scale of damage. the 17 missiles launched at the two bases just one day ago causing chaos. even as iran claimed victory and troop deaths on state tv there were no casualties for u.s. or coalition forces. the president saying that's evidence iran was standing down. and instead of retaliation, talking tougher sanctions. >> the fact that we have this great military, we do not want to use it. american strength, both military and economic, is the best
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deterrent. >> reporter: on capitol hill his national security team briefing members of congress. >> it is a far cry from meeting a standard of imminent threat. >> reporter: and two conservative republican senators, rand paul and mike lee agree. >> it was probably the worst briefing i've seen on a military issue in the nine years i've served in the united states senate. >> reporter: saying they'll join democrats and voting to limit the president's war powers. that senate vote not expected until sometime next week, but later today the house will taking their vote, making it clear to the president if he wants to go to war, he'll need congress to sign off. serena marshall, abc news, washington. in the south bay, sunnyvale police are looking for more people involved in a rash of car break-ins. two men were already arrested. we told you about the crimes yesterday morning. 43 cars were burglarized in two hours on tuesday night. they were all parked along rockefeller road and sherwood drive.
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officers were able to track down these two suspects in oakland. police found them with stolen property. investigators are trying to determine if the sunnyvale spree is connected to a dozen car break-ins sunday night 11 miles away in san jose. a real estate developer faces new hiring rules if it wants to build at the former concord naval weapons station. last night the city council issued new guidelines for a massive $5 billion redevelopment project. that includes hiring 40% of labor from the area and setting an hourly wage. lennar wants to build thousands of homes and shops and offices on that site. it has said hiring restrictions might force it to pull out of the project. in the east bay, a school committee is meeting this evening to consider changing its name to michelle obama elementary. woodrow wilson elementary school will hear input from the public this evening about naming the school after the former first lady. the school is under construction people expressed interest in a
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new name for the school when it reopens in august. tonight's meeting starts at 6:00 at grant elementary school. facebook protests, why some people may be blacking out their profile pictures. and helping veterans and animals. a baseball legend manages to build a better bay area in a special way. first we are getting wet this morning throughout the bay area. that's not going to last all day long. >> no. no. a couple more hours and we're out of it. a nice afternoon if you want to go outside, the air will be clean, brighter a crisp january afternoon. starting off in the upper 30s, low 350s. fog on the peninsula, whether it's on the coast or bay side, be aware of that along with the slick conditions. you can see the headlines shining on a wet 87 as they head south from mineta san jose airport towards us. umbrella, mass transit, stay inside on that ferry.
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that way you will stay dry. the bridges, the western span, it is still raining, a little bit of fog developing over the bridge. as we broaden out, our best shield of rain stretches from the san mateo bridge to the carquinez, down to the south bay. this is quickly sliding off to the southeast. and that is why as you look at your peninsula, we have a chance of wet weather through:0 7:00. 9:00, dry conditions, 51. 56 at 3:00. dropping quickly to 49 at 7:00. east bay valleys, wet weather through 7:00. a patch of fog here and there. increasing sunshine after 3:00. we'll hit 55. 48 for this evening. you'll need a heavy coat in the south bay, 49. a heavy one this evening for 48. the rain will stay just a bit longer in your neighborhoods through at least 9:00. by 3:00, you're looking at sunny
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and 55 degrees. we'll look at the few chances of wet weather coming up this weekend. hi, jobina. >> early reports of a crash in concord involving three cars and a semi. you can see that slowdown is beginning here, this is northbound 242 before grant street. i'm hearing there are no injuries reported. emergency crews are on the way here. this could cause a mess for commuters. moving to a live look at the san mateo bridge, you can see those slick conditions beaming off of those headlights as people move east this morning and also people headed westbound will face some slick conditions and ponding on the bridge. ponding on a lot of the bridges. take your time out there. walnut creek, 680, looking good. clear ride as far as the traffic conditions. certainly wet. be careful. >> how much does your credit card issuer charge you for paying late? i'm michael finney, this is a 7 on your side quick tip. federal regulators are allowing credit card companies to increase certain fees this year.
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here's some moderate rain falling on the golden gate bridge. look at the standing water there. the cars kicking it up. a lot of spray out there. we have steady rain through most of the bay. now it's turning more showery up in the north bay. a tight, compact system moving through the northern part of the state. then you can see it dissipates as it heads down to the south to showers. up in tahoe, a bit of snow, up to 7 inches possible. we may get up to 5 inches. take the chains. that's a winter weather advisory until noon. seven-day forecast, it will be heaviest this morning. tapering this afternoon. great for travel friday and sunday. also a lot of sunshine in between a few more inches of snow saturday and monday and
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tuesday. now to that royal bombshell with harry and megan saying they're stepping back from royal duties and plan to spend more time in north america. the surprise announcement not only catching the world off guard but also apparently the queen was blind-sided by this, too. she had no idea apparently that this was happening and it's a hot topic on "good morning america." >> now, this new royal blueprint, if you like, for how they see their future roles does sound exciting, to go out on their own and make their foundation a global success. but as long as they're seen to cherry pick the best bits of royalty and lose the bits they don't like they'll have a hard time shifting public opinion and not off to a great start. not telling the queen about their plans provoked an angry reaction in the uk. >> you can watch a full report on the royal bombshell on "gma" at 7:00 after abc7 mornings. people are protesting facebook's lax regulations on misinformation and this is in person and online ahead of the
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2020 presidential election. facebook users teamed up with media organizations and human rights organizations for the protests. people will gather at menlo park from 4:00 to 6:00 this evening. users online will black out their facebook profile and cover photos with a black box. the tech giant must change its policies not allowinging politicians to make false statements online. baseball icon tony la russa and his animal rescue foundation, arf, have an innovative program drawing national attention. dan ashley spoke with la russa about the rapidly expanding program at arf that pairs veterans with dogs in need of a home, saving lives at both ends of the leash. >> the veteran pays nothing. we pay all the veterinarian costs for the life of the dog. >> for the life of the dog? >> yeah. >> arf has been open for 15
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years in walnut creek. now it needs a new roof. so on saturday, la russa will bring together bruce bochy, buster posey, mark maguire and a dozen others to meet fans and sign autographs. sports stars raise the roof is happening at the concord hilton from 9:30 in the morning until 4:00 p.m. and proceeds will pay for the new roof at arf headquarters. details at abc7news.com. a treasured member of our abc7 news family is calling it a career. >> vic lee is retiring after 50 years of bringing you stories. >> we honored vick with a ceremony inside our san francisco studios yesterday. he received a surprise from a crook that he covered. the that was dusty, known better as klepto the cat. vic told klepto's story of swiping items at homes in burlingame.
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vic praised his tv family. >> to everybody who in this village here at abc7 family, thank you so much for helping me. >> san francisco supervisor aaron peskin also presented vic with a proclamation honoring him. on our abc7 facebook, twitter and instagram pages, you can share this badge with vic for sharing the news with us for 50 years. >> that's an amazing feat. 50 years in this business without losing your mind? >> yes. >> how did he do it? >> it shows how you can evolve, the storytelling, everything he does. to stay fresh for 50 years is really kill. >> going from shooting on film to iphones. >> exactly. >> honestly. carrying 30, 40, 60 pounds of
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equipment to -- >> to this little thing. >> all the tweeting that comes with journalism. >> he did a great job and so fun to watch. you could learn so much by watching him. how he interacted with people, whether they were you and me or the movers and shakers of san francisco. he was genuine. >> for sure. i promise there will be sunshine this afternoon. when you decide what will i do today, here's a look at walnut creek. still some light to moderate showers there. you can see on 280 and 17, some light rain falling down across the south bay. a wet morning for all of us. i promise a dry afternoon with sunglasses needed. much colder tonight with frost and fog inland, a chance of light rain for the next couple of days. here's a look at what's tapering up in the north bay in the heart of the storms in the east bay. the bay, and the south bay right now and will be for another three hours or so. then look upstream, there's no cloud kcover. a ton of sunshine.
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definitely brighter this afternoon. this morning we have the light to moderate rain, even some standing water up there. brief gusty winds. future radar at 6:30 in the morning, then 9:00, a few scattered light showers remaining. seeing more sunshine at noon. even more sunshine by the time it starts to set around 5:08. temperatures today, 55 to 59 degrees. look at all the 30s tomorrow morning. only 40 in richmond. san mateo, santa cruz, half moon bay, san francisco, the warm spots. a chance of wet weather saturday night and another storm impact scale on monday and tuesday. jobina? >> we have a crash in concord right now. the chp has been sorting out the details here. it does not look like a big rig is involved but three cars involved smashed facing the wrong direction. two lanes are blocked now. this is southbound 242 at the highway 4 connector. initially they were thinking
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this is northbound 242. they're trying to work this out. if you are in concord and taking 242 in either direction, heads up to you. this is probably going to slow you down. san mateo bridge, live look here. you can see it's certainly wet. lots of brake lights as people move westbound. in walnut creek, showers coming down. some ponding on the roadway. i have a mass transit update that we're getting in from the ferries. a changes in the boats for the 7:30 a.m. larkspur to san francisco ride, it will take 45 minutes instead of 30. passengers should arrive early. there's a change coming to some movie theaters to make sure you see the ads even if you show up late. >> that's the point of showing up late. first, justin bieber is opening up about the rough few years he's faced. the incurable disease he says he's struggling with. and pulling the plug on some robot baristas in downtown san
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francisco. trumpand total disaster.mplete let obamacare implode. nurse: these wild attacks on healthcare hurt the patients i care for. i've been a nurse in new york for thirty years. i know the difference leadership can make because i saw what mike bloomberg did as mayor. vo: mayor bloomberg helped lower the number of uninsured by 40%, covering 700,000 more new yorkers, life expectancy increased. he helped expand health coverage to 200,000 more kids and upgraded pediatric care--- infant mortality rates dropped
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the weather this morning going to challenge this morning's commute with ponding on the roadways, then you won't even need the wind shooeshield later on. king tide will flood parts of the bay and coast, especially around mill valley. you can see those impacts. we'll have roadway and underpasses that could be impassable. as we head to friday night, rain moving into the north bay and
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during the overnight hours through early saturday morning. it will be wet saturday afternoon. good morning, everyone. so just want to bring you to concord so we can see what's happening here in the three-car crash, southbound 242 at the highway 4 connector. that yellow line showing you the slowdown. two lanes are blocked. no injuries reported. a live picture of san rafael, 101 here, some brake lights, slick conditions on the roads this morning. same story for san jose, a live look at 87. justin bieber says he is battling lyme disease. the grammy winning singer announced the diagnosis and illness on instagram yesterday saying it's been a rough couple of years for him. lyme disease is transmitted by ticks. it can cause flu-like systems, neurological problems and joint pain. bieber said a lot of people had been commenting on how thin he looked. they didn't know about his diagnosis. he announced a ten episode show debuting in a few weeks highlighting his battle.
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the company that operated robot baristas has pulled its plug on three locations in the city. cafe x kiosk looked like this yesterday. it was zipped up. shut. the company's founder tweeted the downtown spots helped cafex develop the machines now operating at sfo and san jose mineta airports. he hinted that more airport locations could be coming soon. the company says it will offer refunds to anyone who has those prepaid app credits. >> i'm disappointed by this i liked that robot and that coffee that robot made. >> always seemed like people were there. >> yeah. sorry to that robot. next at 6:00, if you want one-day tickets to bottle rock, you will want to be on your computer today. and the crisis with iran. president trump appears to be deescalating tensions. this morning we're hearing from the vice president, mike pence. this morning, police are investigating a deadly crash on treasure island. you can see that white car completely torn to pieces. the driver killed.
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the latest on the investigation coming up.
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now at 6:00, breaking news, a violent crash on treasure island kills one person overnight. what we're learning about the moments before a porsche went out of control. storm watch, live doppler 7 is tracking rain for the morning commute as another storm makes its way through the bay area. mike and jobina have the impact
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where you live. starting with the latest on the storm track with mike. >> watching a lot of wet weather out there. >> ponding on the roads as well. >> unfortunately. i know the commute this evening will be much easier. let's start with this morning. getting to jobina in a second. 6:00 straight up on a wet thursday morning. danville near sycamore valley road, going from dublin and pleasanton on 580 out towards livermore, coming out of the altamont pass, you will run into heavier showers. heavier showers around half moon bay, these are sliding to the southeast along 35 and heading over towards lajonda. you can see this is the steadiest rain we're going to have, just some minor showers moving through the north bay right now. the storm is a 1 on the storm impact scale with light to moderate rain. about a third of an inch. that's causing some ponding on the roadways,

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